Then the glory of the God of Israel went up from the cherub on which it had been, to the threshold of the temple. And He called to the man clothed in linen at whose loins was the writing case. The LORD said to Him, “Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark (tav pictogram, “+”) on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst.” But to the others He said in my hearing, “Go through the city after Him and strike; do not let your eye have pity and do not spare. Utterly slay old men, young men, maidens, little children, and women, but do not touch any man on whom is the mark; and you shall start from My sanctuary.” Ezekiel 9:3-6.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
My Word is a window to the spirit realm, to the other side of the light line. There is a spiritual world that you cannot see by your five senses and it is eternal. What you see and feel in the world is temporal and passes away, it gets old and decays, but things in the spirit realm don’t. But the good news is the spirit realm can change the physical realm. Signs, wonders, and miracles follow the Word. But if you get back in the flesh the answer will be death.
The more you lean and rely on Me, that is, on My Word, the better your life will be. If you let yourself slide back into the flesh your life will end up a mess. Jesus told you quite plainly that the flesh is useless, it is the spirit that gives life. And My Words are spirit and life.
You have to look through the window or you will get depressed. Rooms without windows are depressing. They are dark. They keep you from knowing what is going on outside of where you are enclosed.
My apostle Paul did not pray for Me to strengthen you in the outer man but in the inner man of the heart. Yet most people are praying the other way around. People tend to pray for Me to heal their outer man, that is, physically, but few pray for Me to strengthen their inner man, which is actually the part that keeps you alive, because when your spirit and soul depart from your body there is no more life in the flesh, no matter how healthy it is. The inner man is the one that gives strength to the outer one.
Without the spirit, the body is dead. And even when the body is living, a broken spirit dries up your bones and a guilty conscience causes the body to destroy itself in autoimmune disease. If the “willing” spirit is gone, the doing is gone. If your will is broken, hope is gone and hope disappointed makes the heart sick. Do you understand? Strength comes to the outer man from the inner man, and the inner man takes its strength from Me, from My Spirit in your spirit. And how does My Spirit abide in you? Only one way: by faith. Do you see now why My prophet Isaiah told Ahaz, “If your faith is not strong, you will not have strength enough to last.”? Isaiah 7:9.
But faith in what?
Jesus told you that My Words are spirit and life, in them is life, eternal life, and they are healing to all your flesh. If you receive the Word implanted in your heart it has the power to save your souls, that is, your mind, will and emotions, and when those are right, your body and all your life will be right. Established in righteousness you are far from oppression. Shame, guilt, anger, blame, offense, unforgiveness, selfishness are all forms of oppression from unclean spirits. If your heart is right, everything else will line up. That is why I look at the heart and not so much the outer appearance of a man. What is seen is temporal and subject to change but what is internal is eternal. Guard your heart with all diligence for from it flow the issues of your life.
If you walk in the mindset of the flesh it results in death, but if you walk in the mindset of the spirit it is life and peace. If your hopes are limited to this life only, you are the most pitiable of men.
Let Me walk you through this life. And how do the righteous walk, and you are righteous in Christ with My own righteousness, so how do you walk? By faith. The righteous shall live by faith. Unless your faith is strong, that is, fully persuaded, you will not stand strong.
So how does strong faith come? Well, faith comes by hearing and hearing My Word till it is established in your heart, and by speaking it and meditating on it, but that is not enough. When Isaiah told Ahaz unless he believed he would not be established strong, I had more than just My Word of victory with which to strengthen his faith. I asked him to ask Me for a sign. But Ahaz did not want to do so, because he feared he would not like what My sign told him to do because he did not want to rely only on Me for the victory but to pay and enlist pagan armies of nations he thought friendly to him to help him against the enemy he faced. But paying unbelievers to promote you is not your answer. Promotion, true promotion to glory even in this life, belongs to Me, to which the life of Daniel gives witness. And I give grace to the humble. So Ahaz would not ask a sign, so I gave him one. Do you recall it? It was the sign from the other side, the side above the light line, the side which I cannot let your eyes of flesh gaze upon, or like I told Moses, you would physically die. While in the flesh, you cannot please Me or see in the spirit, but you who believe in THE SIGN from Heaven are no longer only in the flesh, you are in the spirit. You are a new creation in Christ, old things have passed away, all is new. And now I can give you glimpses above the light line by enlightening the eyes of your heart. And all can gaze on My glory, and go from glory to glory, in gazing on THE SIGN.
What did I show Ahaz for his sign of victory and redemption? “Therefore the LORD Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name God with us, Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14. The same sign of redemptive power that I gave Adam, Eve, and the devil in the Garden of Eden long before. Genesis 3:15. The imperishable seed, not of the perishable seed of Adam—He was coming and He would have a work to do that now for you is finished and sealed. In Him you are redeemed, forgiven, blessed, and complete. You are reconciled to Me. And when you know and understand THE SIGN and its mark from the other side you will have strong faith that nothing can shake. You will stand.
It is THE SIGN from the other side. In Hebrew: האת Ha Ot. Which is the hei (ה) (the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet symbolizing the open window of grace) (and it is used joined to the beginning of a word to mean “the”) with the aleph tav, the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. It is My Word from the aleph (א) to the tav (ת), which is the first and last letter of the entire Hebrew alphabet, the language in which I created the world. It is the sign of Jesus, the Aleph and the Tav (את), and it is throughout the Old Testament, from the first book to the last, and when He became flesh in the New Testament, the sign took on substance, coming down to you from Heaven, from My very bosom, from My heart to yours to redeem you and free you from the curse that began after Adam’s treason and abdication of his throne of earthly dominion to the devil until the second Adam took it back. And what was the mark, the sealing of that sign? I tell you through My prophet Ezekiel, the mark is the “tav,” which in ancient Hebrew, written in pictograms, the tav is the cross, “+”, and I use it many times in the Old and the New Testaments. The pictogram of the aleph is the sacrificial young bull offered for the consecration of the priests as burnt offering along with two rams, and the tav is the cross. Exodus 29:1, 10, 11. In Hebrew you read from right to left.
And when you understand the sign and its mark, and now that mark is on you, you will decree a thing and it will come to pass, for it is the sign and mark of the consecrated High Priest and His sons and it is the mark of the redeemed. Exodus 29:23-28; Ezekiel 9:4.
Let Me tell you briefly about THE SIGN.
In the creation I put the stars in the sky as SIGNS. Genesis 1:14. Have you ever looked at the stars? I told Abraham to go out and read the story of the stars (sefer). And he saw what the ancients studied for navigation and signs. He saw the constellations, the asterisms, which are groups of stars that form patterns in the sky. And he saw from the Virgo to the Leo, the virgin with child to the Lion of the tribe of Judah. He saw the Northern and Southern Cross (Jesus told you Abraham saw His Day and was glad!) and he saw the constellation that was the first one ever depicted in the hieroglyphics of Egypt, the fish, Pisces. And you know who that symbolizes. And he saw the Butterfly. The resurrection. And He saw that the Northern Cross was the backbone of the Milky Way. He also saw the Diamond Cross. All as signs I placed in the sky for those who could read the stars and navigate by them. And from the northern and the southern hemispheres there is a brilliant Cross, the Northern and the Southern Ones. And you can still view them in the night sky.
But be careful too, just as in Egypt and in the tribulation, the devil tries to mimic My signs but turn them to evil so you will worship him, so he does with astrology and other of My Signs to make you be deceived by the counterfeit. He is seeking to take worship from Me to himself. Just as he did with Jesus.
And then I placed THE SIGN on the forehead of Cain so that no one would slay him though he had sinned against his brother. Genesis 4:15 (“And the LORD appointed a SIGN for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him.”) And I do the same for you. For anyone who hates his brother has committed murder in his heart. But when you repent, I mark you with the sign.
I gave Moses many signs from the other side to perform before Pharaoh and his court in Egypt when I redeemed My people out of the slavery of his hand, and My signs overrode all the signs that the magicians and sorcerers of Egypt tried to counter with. For the devil too can do signs from his realm of darkness, for it too is a spirit world. But finally the battle with the darkness all ended and My people were freed, redeemed, healed and rich when I gave THE SIGN.
And I show you THE SIGN in the Passover. The blood of the spotless, unblemished lamb put upon the entrance to their dwellings on the lintel and the doorposts, forming the mark, the cross. And I told Moses, “The blood shall be a sign (לאת) for you on the house.” Exodus 12:13. And seeing the blood, the destroyer could not enter. And then I gave them an outstanding sign which should make you step back in awesome wonder. I told them, just as the final sign had showed them and Pharaoh, that the firstborn belongs to Me and that the firstborn had to die unless redeemed. Redeemed by the blood of the lamb. Every firstborn of their sons they were to redeem. And then I told Moses to tell the Israelites and let it be known by them to their descendants, that this would serve as a SIGN on their hands and as frontlet bands between their eyes, “And it shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What is this?’ then you shall say to him, ‘With a powerful hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery. It came about, when Pharaoh was stubborn about letting us go, that the LORD killed every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man and the firstborn of beast. Therefore, I sacrifice to the LORD the first offspring of every womb, but every firstborn of my sons I redeem.’ So it shall be for a sign on your hand and as phylacteries on your forehead, for with a powerful hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt.” Exodus 13:14-16. Do you see? Every firstborn son I redeem. Have you, who have received My Son as LORD, who are now citizens of Zion and joint heirs with My firstborn Son, never read, “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels in festive gathering, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.” Hebrews 12:22-24. THE CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN. The sons I have redeemed, made righteous, and perfect. By My doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to you wisdom from Me and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30. And the redeemed enter Zion with joy and gladness crowning them as they sing the songs of Zion. And you are there. You, the redeemed, have come to Mt. Zion already. You are in the assembly of the firstborn.
And then in the desert on the way to the Promised Land, I showed Moses how to consecrate the priests. And in there I put THE SIGN with its mark. I told Moses to take the unleavened bread from the basket set before Me and to put it in the hands of Aaron and his sons and they were to wave it before Me and then offer it as a burnt offering. Next, they were to take the breast of the ordination sacrificial ram (sheep) and consecrate the breast as a wave offering and the thigh as a heave offering, heave and wave offerings from the sacrifice of the peace offerings, and these belonged to the priests and would be their portion forever.
You have to understand what the wave and heave offerings are. The priests waved horizontally from right to left the breast and the unleavened bread and then they rasied vertically up and down the heave offering of the straight bone of the thigh. Do you see the cross? And this was THE SIGN of their consecration as My royal priesthood. Does this make you see the substance in your life of THE SIGN. Jesus made PEACE, the peace offering that was the portion of the priests by the wave and heave offering, between Me and you by the Blood of HIS CROSS. He was lifted up. “Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood— and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:5-6.
And later My prophet Ezekiel saw a vision of My Son inscribing the mark, the “+”, on the foreheads of all those saved from the wrath to come upon the perverse and ungodly. Ezekiel 9:3-6.
THE SIGN FROM THE OTHER SIDE. Do you know what it is for you? THE CROSS by which I reconciled you to Myself. It made you as if you never sinned.
I love you and I have given you THE SIGN from the other side. You need no other. Now go out and decree My Word as My kings and priests. Royalty decrees, peasants beg. You are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people set apart by THE SIGN, My own special treasure. Change things to match up with My Words. You can. But it all comes from the inside out. Pray that I strengthen you in the inner man and enlighten the eyes of your heart. Be at rest and be blessed. Shabbat is every day now. Jesus is Shabbat. I explained to Moses, “Also I gave them My sabbaths to be a sign (אות) between Me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.” Exodus 20:12. Jesus is Lord, even of the Sabbath (Shabbat) day.
And My Name too is a sign, it is יהוה which in Hebrew pictogram is yod, My hand (yod means “hand”), hei (the open window of the revelation of grace from Heaven), vav (a large nail), and another hei. The nailed Hand brought grace upon grace. The double portion of the firstborn.
Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him; they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever. Revelation 22:1-5.