There has always been two pictures throughout the Word of Yeshua. One is a suffering servant and the other is a conquering king. The Hebrew teachers call these two figures messiah son of Joseph and messiah son of David The reasoning, I think, was that Joseph suffered at the hands of his brothers, and the figure of David was a king at the height of power. There is hidden meaning in that Joseph ruled among the Gentiles and David ruled with Israel. The Messiah must rule as both head of the Gentiles(the int'l church) and as king of Israel! He is both! David suffered at the hands of Saul, then ruled in Jerusalem. Joseph suffered at the hands of his brothers and in jail, and then ruled in Egypt. In Zechariah 9:9 Jesus is shown coming to Jerusalem in humility riding on a donkey. In Daniel 7:13-14, we see Him coming in the clouds! This picture of suffering can be seen as a slain lamb, the conquering King seen as a roaring lion...Yeshua IS both... "Behold the lion of the tribe of Judah the root of David has prevailed to open the scroll and its seven seals. And I looked and saw between the throne and the four creatures and among the elders, stood a lamb as if he was slain..."(Revelation 5:5-6).
"She's the very Tree of Life to those who embrace her. Hold her tight-and be blessed!" Proverbs 3:18(TheMessage) Our inheritance from Abba includes the gift of wisdom, which will restore to us what was lost through the fall. When Adam & Eve sinned they were expelled from Paradise so they wouldn't eat from the Tree of Life & live forever in their sin. Then He placed a huge fiery revolving sword and stationed a angel to guard the entrance. The good news is through the victory of Yeshua at the cross and the resurrection, the angel and the sword have been removed and we are free to eat from the Tree of Life! In the spirit of wisdom and understanding we grasp that to embrace her(wisdom), there is a cleaving to that opens our heart to understand that He(Yeshua) IS the source of all wisdom. When we cleave to Him we are embracing the Tree of Life, getting back what was lost! We are the Bride, the overcomers who remember their first love, the living flames of love who
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