Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"Wall" / Christ's "side"

A COMMENT:
"The woman being taken out of the man's "side" seems to have some significance, as Jesus was pierced on his side (John 19:34) Peter was struck on his side (Acts 12:7) Ezekiel was told to lay on his left side and right side, in correspondence to Israel and Judah (Ezekiel 4:4-6). Also Ezekiel was told to bore a hold through the wall in Jerusalem and leave out through the hole in darkness, with his face covered so he can't see the ground. Ezekiel boring a hole in the wall and leaving out through it seems that it might have some relevance to this as well though I'm not exactly sure on this on one (Ezekiel 12:4-6)."
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MY RESPONSE:
When Jesus was pierced, it was through his ribs to his heart (Gen.2:21,22,23; 1Cor.6:17; Matt.19:5; Ps.45:10,11,14).
We are told that following this (John19:34), blood, then water flowed from his wound. If this is connected, as you say, to the bride members of Christ (Rib/heart/one in spirit);
it points to their co-deaths (Rom.6:3,4,5,8; 8:17; 2Cor.4:10; Rev.6:9,10,11; 11:7,8; 1:7; Phil.3:10; Rev.20:4). These three symbols (water, spirit, blood 1John5:6,7,8,9) are each a necessary part of providing a faithful and true witness to Jesus. The blood and water which flowed from Christ's heart after his death, I see as symbolic of the necessary sacrificial deaths (blood) of bride members also (Mark8:35), previous to their offering living water. These are hated and persecuted by Satan's world (John15:18,19; Isa.66:5; John7:7; Matt.10:22; 24:9; John16:2; Prov.29:27; 1John3:12,13,11) 
(Satan's "world" are especially the unfaithful who have entered a covenant with Satan and persecute their brothers)
so that their sacrifice (blood) is unavoidable, if they are determined to provide the living water (John7:38; Rev.22:17; Isa.55:1; Zech.14:8; Psalm46:4,5).

And then I wanted to respond to this...
"Also Ezekiel was told to bore a hold through the wall in Jerusalem and leave out through the hole in darkness, with his face covered so he can't see the ground. Ezekiel boring a hole in the wall and leaving out through it seems that it might have some relevance to this as well though I'm not exactly sure on this on one"

I have come to appreciate, that "walls" stand for doctrines/teachings. Just as the city wall protects the city from their enemies, so do doctrines defend against threats to faith, but they also offer boundaries to keep a "flock" in an enclosure. My point, is that Ezekiel "dug" a hole in the wall. We know the meaning of "digging" (Prov.2:2,3,4; Matt.13:44), and when we combine these symbols (digging,wall) I take it as scrutiny of teachings (1John4:1; 1Thess.5:21) which weakens a wall of false doctrine, just as digging holes in a literal wall would. We are told (according to this symbolism) that the "wall" of apostate Jerusalem will fall (see Ezekiel13:10,11,12,14,15), no matter how much they "whitewash" their teachings.
I am certain of this connection and meaning of "wall", because the fall of Jerico's wall is inextricably linked with the "end", and to Revelation (Heb.11:30; Luke21:20; Josh.6:15,20,8; Rev.8:2,6).
The "wall" of false teachings will "fall", leaving all those within that city defenseless and conquered. The wall they trusted in will fail them.

This same symbolism applies to rebuilding the wall of New Jerusalem as prophesied. (Dan.9:25)

When we ourselves "bore a hole" in the "wall" we once trusted in, this is the exact "hole" we leave through, just as Ezekiel did. Our minds and hearts abandon the wicked "city" which exists within the confines of those teachings. The very "hole" we have dug away, is the one our mind and heart "leaves" through. The "hole" in the "wall" is the lie we have discovered, and the very hole which frees us, and provides our route of escape.
I hope I have made my perspective clear, and that it might provide a wider scope and view, to the uncertainty you raised about Ezekiel's "wall".
He leaves in "darkness", because this is how spirit reveals these things to us, and where our private decisions and conviction are conceived (Matt.10:26,27,28).
The more we dig (as Ezekiel did), the flimsier that wall becomes. If we never dig, we stay imprisoned inside falsehood. Remember too, the first things Ezekiel saw, were the "elders" inside the Temple (only the priests belong in there --'disgusting thing in holy place' -Mark13:14; 2Chron.23:6; 13:9; Num.3:10) and their disgusting images/idols (Eze.8:3,5,6,9,10,11). 
These events are prophesied for the end as well (Rev.13:14,8; 2Thess.2:4; Dan.5:23; Rev.11:2; Matt.24:15; Dan.9:26,27). The "holy place/holy ones/holy city" in the time of the end, are the anointed priests (1Cor.3:16; 1Pet.2:9,5; Rev.5:10; Eph.2:21,22).
These are being trampled and displaced by the trespassing Gentiles, whose image is being worshiped by all God's people (Dan.10:14; 11:31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,45; 12:7,8,9,10,11,12,13; Rev.13:7,8).
  If you would like to read more scriptures about this...
pearl-disgustingthing.blogspot.com

May spirit continue to bless your search for Truth,
Pearl

(Dan.12:4; Amos8:12,11; Rev.6:5,6; Matt.7:13,14)

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