Thursday, June 14, 2018

Part 18 - About the Schedule of the Pending Reset of Time

We begin this installment where we left off in Part 17, where a remarkable feature of the account of the crossing over of the Jordan into the promised land was put on exhibit. The remarkable modeling of the action of the narrative in the structure of the text is not hidden there just to get our attention. When we focus our attention at the Author's invitation and in His leading we find instruction about the ordering of things in the scenario, in space and in time. What comes to light are secrets of the future and of the past, and these insights are of such a nature that, in conjunction with the signs we continue to receive, we recognize the familiar "sealing of the deal" that says we are on the right track.

Last month I received a series of email notifications from the Chiasmus Exchange website about postings on the thematic structure of Joshua's account of the crossing over into the promised land and taking of Jericho (May 19, 20, 31). These began after I had already begun the work of compiling and organizing my notes toward publishing these installments on the same material, and these were each received and opened at opportune moments. As you know now, with the publishing of Part 17, the insights gleaned from a revisiting of the thematic structure's chiasm and parallelism have opened the way to other significant insights so there are multiple points of relevance!

Aaron received another "12:21 on the digital clock" sign on June 11. While listening to a sermon by David Wilkerson (TIMES SQUARE CHURCH), he put a warm compress on his eyes (theraputic). It was about midnight on the 10th, and while resting his eyes he dozed off. Aaron woke up to hear David talking about Joshua commanding the priests to stand in the middle of the Jordan. He immediately took off the compress and looked at the clock - 12:21.

I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. ~ Revelation 3:18

There are many other signs that we want to share and, Lord willing, these will be the subject of future installments in this series.

We see time signs in connection with this passage about the crossing because it has to do with the pending reset of time! We are convinced that the ritual removal of and resetting of sets of 12 stones will have a role to play in days yet to come.

The following verse near the end of the account has a message for us.

that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, so that you may fear the Lord your God forever.” ~ Joshua 4:24

Do the children of Israel as a corporate entity fear the Lord even now? No, to be frank. Not yet. But they will, and it will be without end - but not without another round of fulfilling what is pictured in this prophetic passage!

We see the miraculous crossing of the Jordan under Joshua's leadership resonating through history as other significant events happen in the same place.

Elijah and Elisha crossed over on dry ground with a parting of the waters, and Elisha crossed back over in the same manner, returning only after Elijah had been witnessed being taken up in a whirlwind to heaven. Elisha's return back across the Jordan after the departure of Elijah is a snapshot of the reset of time, and the doubling of the anointing is a notable feature! It is no coincidence that they crossed where they did, and neither is it a coincidence that this account bears the keystone design, as presented in The Keystone Pattern - 2 Kings 2 - Elijah Taken up in a Whirlwind. When we have shared some of the secrets we have learned about Joshua's crossing, the later crossing over of Elijah and Elisha should make so much more sense.

John the Baptist is identified as Elijah and he had a key role in a great transition. He baptized in that same place! When John saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he addressed them, and in so doing he made a notable reference to those 12 stones Joshua had placed in the Jordan.

for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham. ~ Matthew 3:9b

When Y'shua came to the Jordan to be baptized by John it was at this same location of the circle of stones around where the priests had stood with the Ark of the Covenant.

16 After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, 17 and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.” ~ Matthew 3:16-17

The supernatural phenomenon that attended the event bears witness to the opening of a dimensional portal. Again, when we have shared some of the secrets we have learned about Joshua's crossing, that should also make so much more sense.

While I was revisiting the thematic structure I was led to give attention very particularly to the temporal and also the spacial considerations of the narrative, with a recognition of how perfectly ordered and orderly everything was. Suddenly, a simple insight came forth about the design of the sets of 12 stones. A week earlier, Aaron and I had puzzled over what arrangement was made in the positioning of the sets of 12 stones because we were both experiencing a very heightened awareness that this was a significant matter. Back then, we could only conclude that we did not know and note that the Lord had highlighted it as a matter of interest. When the Lord shined a brighter light it was obvious that the arrangements of the stones are circular. Both the memorial in Gilgal and the set placed in the Jordan are stone circles. This simple insight bore some immediate and remarkable fruit as we made connection after connection. This inspiration led quite directly into a sequence of related insights about circumcision and the tabernacle in the wilderness and biblical expressions of space and time and the heavens and earth!

As the brighter light began to shine I reflected on the meaning of the names involved in Israel's location. The place where the 12 stones were carried and the memorial constructed is called, Gilgal. Strong says this means, "circle (of stones)." Brown-Driver Briggs offers, "(sacred) circle of stones." If you're thinking - Stonehenge, Avebury Circle - you're on the right track! Those ancient henges were probably Pagan constructions built according to the design of some genuine. They would have had to be, otherwise there is no legitimacy to their forms or rituals. It must be known that the Adversary is not creative but rather imitative. He is only able to exploit that which is given to him and only within the allowable limits toward the end of the ultimate fulfillment of the sovereign Creator's own purposes.

The stones that were carried to their lodging places in the camp were set in a circle both before and after being made a monument. Each of the 12 tribes had a man with a stone. They camped as they had while in the wilderness, in a ring around the tabernacle, facing it. (Numbers 2) All is orderly and precise, with each tribe and stone in its assigned place. We now understand that this spacial arrangement relates to how the 12 stones had been positioned as they were removed from the Jordan. When Joshua crossed over the 12 stones from the promised land and set them into place at the feet of the priests who carried the Ark (Joshua 4:9), they were placed in a circle, each stone according to its place and in its time.

The ritual removal of and resetting of stones was not willy-nilly but rather was precisely choreographed. You may not know it yet but there was a symmetry and synchronization that was in ceremonial language a beautiful expression of the profound realities of space and time!

While the people crossed over the Jordan and flowed around the ark they kept the prescribed distance of 2000 cubits. That distance should be recognized as the radius of a circle. This was concentric with the circles of stones removed from and placed around the Ark. As the nation crossed over the scene was not one of a chaotic mob. They hurried but there is no suggestion that they might have been organized in some way that departed from the manner in which they were accustomed. The armies were in martial array, like as those of the tribes whose inheritance lay east of the Jordan (Joshua 4:12-13, Numbers 32). We are told that all the people crossed in martial array, marching in fifties and hundreds, when they crossed over the sea at the exodus from Egypt, to which this crossing is compared. We know that the priests (Kohathite) who carried the Ark were first in and last out, and that they stood in the middle of the dry Jordan riverbed until everyone had crossed over. Beyond this we're informed of no other change to their routine.

If the tribes traveled in the customary sequence of when they departed camp, the three tribes of the Camp of Judah (East) would have crossed first, with their flocks and herds. (The herded livestock would have formed the outer flank because, if you've ever marched in a parade behind horses, the logic in this arrangement is obvious.) If there was any order to the stone crossing ritual that was going on while the people were crossing over, and we have every reason to believe there was, the stones removed by the representatives of those 3 tribes would have been picked up and carried over in connection with each man's tribe, as with every other stone and tribe in sequence.

As we develop things further the necessity for this kind of order should become obvious. This is not just, us, being artfully imaginative. We know our God, Who does things in an orderly fashion. The account of creation in Genesis 1:1-2 does not suggest that the earth was created without form and void but rather that it became that way, having formerly been in a highly ordered condition. This matter of a standard of orderliness is evident even as the church assembles and there are manifestations of the spirit!

But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner. ~ 1 Corinthians 14:40

When the physical creation is considered on macro and micro scales, when our ability to perceive it is sufficient, precise ordering is evident. Have you been paying attention to the demonstrations we've been offering of the Bible's highly ordered thematic structure? This inherent characteristic is manifest in the holy scriptures from Genesis all the way through to Revelation. In the minds of most, if anything might lack order, that would be it, but, despite any willful ignorance or unwillingness to accept it, that view is not supported by the demonstrated reality. While there is much more to be known about biblical numberings and gematria and such literary encryptions as "ELS Torah codes," the fundamental premise of underlying perfection is legitimate. God is a God of order.

Now, about the simple geometric figure that is the circle, many appear in the crossing of the Jordan and the taking of Jericho but few appear to us now unless we know where to look - and how to see. In this installment we're merely introducing a collection that requires further installments to present, which we intend to do, Lord willing.

When you begin to understand these circles as terms in the ceremonial language of space and time so many things will jel and insight will multiply. When you subsequently reflect on the relationships between the events that have occurred at the site of the Jordan River crossing's stone circle (Elijah and Elisha - Y'shua [same name as, Joshua: salvation] baptized by John), there will probably come a moment when the operation of a celestial stargate at an intersection of space and time is perceived on a profound level. Aaron and I cannot now imagine how the reset of time could possibly occur without the ritual Jordan crossing being a central feature.

We'll close with this example. When the city of Jericho was conquered it was by a miracle involving circles of stone. The city of Jericho had a stone wall ringing the perimeter. Call it a circumference, using the terminology of a circle. This is what receives the focus of attention as it falls flat, which is to say, level with the ground. We're presenting the bulk of the account here because it so vividly illustrates the importance of the orderly ceremonial ritual.

6 So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests carry seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord.” 7 Then he said to the people, “Go forward, and march around the city, and let the armed men go on before the ark of the Lord.” 8 And it was so, that when Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the Lord went forward and blew the trumpets; and the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed them. 9 The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while they continued to blow the trumpets. 10 But Joshua commanded the people, saying, “You shall not shout nor let your voice be heard nor let a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I tell you, ‘Shout!’ Then you shall shout!” 11 So he had the ark of the Lord taken around the city, circling it once; then they came into the camp and spent the night in the camp. 12 Now Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the Lord. 13 The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord went on continually, and blew the trumpets; and the armed men went before them and the rear guard came after the ark of the Lord, while they continued to blow the trumpets. 14 Thus the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp; they did so for six days. 15 Then on the seventh day they rose early at the dawning of the day and marched around the city in the same manner seven times; only on that day they marched around the city seven times. 16 At the seventh time, when the priests blew the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city.
20 So the people shouted, and priests blew the trumpets; and when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted with a great shout and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight ahead, and they took the city.
~ Joshua 6:6-16, 20

While the sovereign God can do what He wants, however He wants, He is not random in His words or deeds. We are instructed by His ways and these are orderly. The orderly ritual manifest in the conquest of Jericho was evident in the season of making entry into the promised land. The breach of the borders was miraculous, at Jericho as at the Jordan, and the nation was able to pass right through. The circles of stone involved are related.

Here's a useful exercise. If I lose you here in this geeking out - don't worry about it.

Consider an engineering or physics perspective on the dynamic of the rituals we've introduced. I made a graphic of the map of the area connecting the stone circle in Gilgal and the one in the Jordan with a figure that I mean to suggest a toroid with longitudinal waves and pulsing transverse rings with perfect spacial and temporal alignment and phasing. This pictures the lines of force of an energetic field suggested by the movement of the stones and then the addition of energy fed by the flow of the water of the Jordan over the circle of stones set by Joshua. There is potential energy of the torsion or twisting stress in the flow of time-space. With a circling of the city of Jericho one might picture all the circling around as generating a spiraling vortex like a hurricane or whirlpool of the substance of time-space. With these two energetic constructs in mind, consider the intersection of the two and their interaction. Perhaps the walls falling level with the ground was done as a result of the ritual circling around the city and in the larger context with the ritual crossing of stones and their circular arrangements. There are quantum level considerations that we know so little of.

From a magical perspective, as the agents of the Adversary's counterfeiting operations would address the situation, there is a ritual involving magic circles and cones of power, and also sympathetic magic requiring an identification with a target. Energy raised and harnessed would be released in a moment of time, to achieve the desired outcome of a changed reality.

Which is it, science or magic, that might be involved in the rituals surrounding the crossing of the Jordan and the taking of Jericho? Both, or neither? Science and magic involve the legitimate laws of the natural and supernatural or spiritual realms. While the Lord God allows the Adversary to leverage the means necessary to accomplish his purposes, even the exploitation of high tech science and magic, this favorable grant is limited to what serves His greater purposes. Yes, we repeat that a lot. It should be known that the Most High reserves for His own use that which is most precious, even those powers of creation and of the ultimate control of all that is perceived as "reality" in space and time and beyond. He knows the end from the beginning! His people yield to His will and reject the ways of magic and of pagan idolatry. Our ceremonial activities and prayers wrought through obedience link the earthly and the heavenly and make the will of the Most High a reality, to His glory.

The ceremonial rituals described in the Bible are for our instruction. There is a historical perspective that applies in the now as in the past and future. The matters of geometry and choreography are instructive through the overt spacial and temporal detail. The esoteric perspective of everything relative to the narrative is also instructive as the Lord grants favor in this season of the eye that increasingly sees and the ear that increasingly hears.

These are the kinds of things that "seal the deal" in this waning season! We continue to rejoice in the Lord's favor and marvel at His miraculous provision of the grain of salvation in this shemitah of plenty, as it continues to be stewarded toward the approaching shemitah of famine!