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Who was Zadok?

 

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6-22-22

Do you remember when King David was very sick? He was in bed and about to die. 

Remember the day King Saul died? David was coordinated on the very same day. Not much time to morn. Maybe just a couple of hours. That’s just how they did things.

Well anyway David was dying and Adonijah (one of David’s other sons) (his mom’s name was Haggith) said I will be King! Now King David was still alive, but Adonijah got chariots and horsemen and 50 men. And he got Joab (a general) and Abiathar the priest to help him. And Adonijah got sheep and oxen and cattle and called all his brothers and the Kings servants, for his coronation party. Then they all went to  the stone of Zoheleth, by Enrogel. 

Adonijah had a general and a priest, 2 officials, and a bunch of other people. He didn’t have a prophet. He was coronated at a stone.

Well Nathan the prophet told Bathsheba what was going on. And he said listen here is what we will do. You go into King David’s room and tell him what is happening. Remind the King that Solomon was supposed to be the next king. Then I will come into the room and back you up. So she did and he did.

And King David said, call (drum roll please) Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet and said you guys go and coronate Solomon. 

So Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet and Benaiah (a general) and the Cherethites (a tribe) and the Pelethites (a tribe) went with Solomon to Spring Gihon and anointed him king. And King David gave his blessing to Solomon. 

Solomon had a priest and a prophet and a general that’s 3 officials and 2 tribes of people. Solomon had a lot more people. He was coronated at a spring of water.

Now Adonijah and his men were afraid for their lives. And Adonijah went to the altar and held onto the horn and said you can’t kill me here! He called sanctuary. And Solomon let him go. And a few days later King David died. 

Then Adonijah asked for one of David’s wife’s! Solomon said, NO! Benaiah kill Adonijah. So he did.

Solomon demoted Abiathar. He could no longer be a priest. He had to go home to his own fields in Anathoth. He had to find somewhere else to live. King Solomon said I will not kill you because you carried the ark of the Lord God before King David. 

Then Joab the general grabbed the horn of the alter and called sanctuary. You can’t kill me here because I am in the church! And King Solomn said kill him there. So Benaiah did. 

King Solomon promoted Benaiah. He gave him a better room.

King Solomon promoted Zadok the priest and put him in Abiathar’s room. 

So now you know who Zadok was. He supported Solomon (God’s chosen and anointed) not Adonijah (the usurper). We should be doing the same thing, in our present day.  Support the ruler who has been chosen and anointed. Do not support the usurper. 

This report was from 1 Kings chapters 1 & 2

Forever in His Love

Diane Ebaugh Sutton

 

History of Melchizedek

History of Melchizedek

6-16-22

Hebrews 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

Because there is a change in the priesthood, then there must also be a change in the priestly laws. Levitical priests have to retire at age 50. The Melchizedekian priest does not have a mandatory retirement age. This priesthood is eternal.

We represent the King by being His ambassadors. A priest acts as an intercessor to help people come before the Lord. A prophet tells you what God is doing for mankind. To be a son of the prophets means to study all the prophecies. 

Rituals and dispensations change. There was a ritual of bread and wine performed by Melchizedkian priests. The Passover Seder had a ritual using bread and wine. And now we have Christian Communion. 

The Hebrew word Melek means king. The Hebrew word Zedek means righteous. Melchizedek means King of Righeousness, or King of the Zadok priests. 

Jacob had 12 sons, one of them was Levi. He was the father of the tribe of Levi. Only his descendants can become Levitical priests. Levi had 2 grandsons, Moses and Aaron. Aaron was the first high priest of Israel. Only descendants of Aaron can be Aaronic priests. There is a priestly Order of Aaron. There is also a priestly Order of Melchizedek. 

Adam 

Adam. God gave him dominion over all the earth. This makes him King over the whole earth. 

Josephus 1.2.3 says that Adam knew that water and violence would destroy the whole earth. This makes him a prophet. 

Genesis says that Cain and Abel brought an offering unto the LORD. Where did Cain and Abel learn that they should bring an offering? Priests offer offerings. Cain and Abel learned about this from their father. This particular sacrifice went horribly wrong. Either Adam was a lousy teacher or that kid was defiant (you can’t make me). So, anyway Adam was also a priest.

Seth

Seth was the next Melchizedek priest-king. The Bible says that Seth was righteous.

Enos

Then his son Enos was the next. Jasher 2:3-5 says that the sons of men served images of brass and iron, wood and stone. They forsook the Lord all the days of Enosh (Enos) and his children.

Cainan  

Cainan (son of Enos) Jasher 2:11-13 says that Cainan knew by his wisdom that God would destroy the earth by waters of the flood. Cainan wrote upon tablets of stone. This makes him a prophet. 

Jasher 2:14 says Cainan reigned over the whole earth, this makes him a king, and he turned some of the sons of men to the service of God.  (Cainan started a revival.) This makes him a priest.

Cainan had a son named Mahalaleel, Mahalaleel had a son named Jared. Jared had a son named, Enoch. I don’t think Mahalaleel and Jared did much, soooo Enoch became the next Melchizedek.

Enoch 

Jasher 3:12 says Enoch reigned over the sons of men (that makes him a King) and he did justice and righteousness with all his people, and he led them in the ways of the Lord. (Another revival.) The book of Enoch 10 says that God gave Enoch a prophecy that He Messiah would come seventy generations from his time. And then in Genesis 5:24 it says that Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. (He was the guy that never died.) 

Methuselah

Enoch had a son named Methuselah. He became the next Melchizedek. Jasher 4:1-3 says When Enoch ascended into heaven, all the kings of the earth rose and took Methuselah his son and anointed him, and they caused him to reign over them in the place of his father. This made him a king. And Methuselah acted uprightly in the sight of God, as his father Enoch had taught him, and he likewise during the whole of his life taught the sons of men wisdom, knowledge and the fear of God, and he did not turn from the good way either to the right or to the left. This made him a priest. Jasher 4:4 the sons of men would not hearken to the voice of Methuselah, but rebelled against him.

Methuselah had a son named Lamech. Lamech had a son named Noah!

Noah

Noah followed the ways of God taught to him by his grandfather Methuselah. Noah was given the patriarchal writings from Adam to his time. God gave Noah a prophecy that man had 120 years to repent or the flood would occur. Methuselah and Noah preached repentance for 120 years. The book of Noah, Col.7 says You will govern the entire earth; all that is upon it, including the mountains and the seas. In column 10 of the book of Noah, Noah talks about the offering he did as a priest. The atonement was a goat. The thank offering was an ox, ram, sheep and turtledoves with salt. The meal offering was with wheat, oil, and incense. So again, we see king, priest, and prophet in one person. This is a Melchizedekian priest. In column 8 it says that Noah had the written accounts of the patriarchs with him on the ark. This is the preflood list of Melchizedekian priests or king-priest-prophets. They are:

Adam, Cainan, Enoch, Methuselah and Noah.  

After the ark came to rest Noah built an alter and sacrificed on it. Genesis 8:20. After God put the bow in the sky, God told Noah to teach is sons the Seven Noahide Laws. They were commanded to spread out over the earth. Each nation was to make courts of justice, and punish murder, theft, fornication, idolatry and blasphemy. The seven Noahide laws are, 1. Spread out 2. Make courts 3. Punishment for Murder 4. Punishment for Theft 5. Punishment for Fornication 6. Punishment for Idolatry 7. Punishment for Blasphemy

Shem 

Noah had a dream and was told that Shem was the next King of Righteousness. Book of Noah, Col. 15. Abraham became the next King of Righteousness 

Abraham

Shem had a son named Arphaxad, he had a son named Salah, he had a son named Eber, he had a son named Peleg, he had a son named Reu, he had a son named Serug, he had a son named Nahor, he had a son named Terah, Terah had a son named Abram. It skipped 8 generations. God changed his name to Abraham and he became the next King of Righteousness. Shem anointed him.

 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. Genesis 14:17-20

How do you know that it was Shem that anointed Abram?

And Jasher 16:10-12 says Adonizedek King of Jerusalem, the same was Shem, went out to meet Abram with bread and wine in the valley of Melech. And Adonizedek blessed Abram, and Abram gave him a tenth from all that he had brought from the spoil of his enemies, for Adonizedek was a priest before God.   

Isaac

Abraham had a son named Isaac. Jasher 24:7 says that Abraham sent away his son Isaac, and he went to the house of Shem and Eber, to learn the ways of the Lord and his instructions, and Abraham remained there three years. So I think Abraham stayed with Shem and Eber for three years. 

Jasher 26:39 says that after the death of Abraham God blessed Isaac and his children. For Isaac kept all the commandments of the Lord as Abraham his father had commanded him; 

Then Isaac sent Jacob to study for the priesthood.  Jasher 28:18 says Isaac sent his son Jacob to the house of Shem and Eber, and he learned the instructions of the Lord, and Jacob remained in the house of Shem and Eber for 32 years.

Jacob

And God spoke to Jacob in a dream and renewed the covenant with him as He did with his father Isaac. Genesis 28:12-16 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.  

Jacob studied with Shem and Eber at the School of the Prophets until the death of Shem. Eber continued the school, but copies of all the records were given to Levi for safe keeping. Eber died, just 29 years after Shem, his father died. Then the area was overrun by the Amorites. They seized the area, took control of the records, and took the title of Adoizedek (The Lord of Righteousness) as their own. 

Jasher 28:24-25 And it came to pass in those days, in the hundred and tenth year of the life of Isaac, that is the fiftieth year of the life of Jacob, in that year died Shem the son of Noah; Shem was six hundred years old at his death. And when Shem died Jacob returned to his father to Hebron which is in the land of Canaan. 

Levi

Jacob had 12 sons. The book of Levi 2 says I, Levi was born in Haran. When I was about 20, Simeon and I took vengeance on Hamor for our sister Dinah. One day the spirit of understanding of the Lord came upon me, and I understood that all men corrupt their way. I grieved for mankind, and I prayed to the Lord that I might be saved.

 After Levi repented God spoke to him in another dream. Levi 4 says, The Most High has heard your prayer. Your sins are forgiven, and you will become a son to Him, a servant and minister of His presence. You will shine the light of knowledge to Jacob, a sun to the seed of Israel. You and all your seed will be blessed until the Lord visits all the heathen in the tender mercies of His Son, even forever. 

Levi 9 says, Judah and I (Levi) went up to Isaac, and my grandfather blessed me according to all the words of the visions which I had seen. When we came to Bethel, my father Jacob had a vision concerning me, that I should become a priest unto the Lord; and he rose up early in the morning, and paid tithes of all to the Lord through me. We came to Hebron to dwell there, and Isaac continually taught me the law of the Lord, even as the angel of God showed to me. He taught me the law of the priesthood, of sacrifices, whole burnt offerings, first-fruits, free will offerings, and thank offerings. Every day he instructed me, and prayed for me before the Lord. 

Jasher 36:15 says At that time the portion of birthright, together with the kingly and priestly offices, was removed from the sons of Reuben, for he had profaned his father’s bed, and the birthright was given to Josheph, Josheph was a prophet, the kingly office to Judah, and the priesthood unto Levi, because Reuben (the firstborn) had defiled his father’s bed. 

Genesis 365:22 And it came to pass, when Israel (Jacob) dwelt in that land, that Reuben (Jacob’s first born) went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine: and Israel (Jacob) heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

 

A punch line.

The Melchizedekian priesthood was recreated in Jesus the Messiah. He was born a king a direct descendant of Judah. He was ordained into the priesthood by a priest of that order. (John the Baptist) John the Baptist was baptizing in the Jordan river 8 miles from Quamran. He, Jesus, would also have to be filled with the Holy Spirit to become a prophet. This happened publically at the water baptism, when a dove descended upon Jesus, and he became a priest and a prophet. This was a ceremony, a formality, a public statement. John said, I shouldn’t be doing this. I can’t unbuckle your shoes! Jesus said do this because it looks good. And God honored it. Furthermore, Jesus never sinned. So why did John baptize Jesus? Answer, because John was baptizing Him into the Melchizedekian priesthood. The Melchizedekian priesthood that was divided by Jacob was now restored in Jesus Christ. 

Hebrews 6:20 says even Jesus, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. 

Kohath

Levi gave the office of high priest to his son Kohath.

Amram

Kohath says, You must keep the priesthood in every way that I have commanded you… Amram, my son, I command you and your descendants… given to Levi my father, which he in turn gave to me along with all my writings as witness. You must take care of them. They are for you and your descendants and in them; is great worth. It is important that they be carried on with you. 

Aaron

Amram gave the priesthood and records to Aaron his firstborn, and Moses’ brother. 

Another punch line is coming up here.

The high priests were Aaron, after him, Eleazar, after him, Phinehas, Abishua, Bukki, Uzzi, Eli, Ahitub, Ahijah, Ahimelech, and then Abiathar. During the time of King Solomon a conspiracy formed against Solomon. The high priest, Abiathar, sided against Soloman. Solomon replaced him with a descendant of Aaron named Zadok.

Ezekiel 48:11 says It shall be for the priests that are sanctified of the sons of Zadok; which have kept My charge, which went not astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray. 

You see the above verse says that the sons of Zadok are superior to the sons of Levi. 

The Zadok line of high priests from Zadok were, Ahimaaz, after him, Azariah, after him, Johnan, after him, Azatiah, Amaria, Ahitub II, Zadok II, Shallum, Hilkiah, Azariah IV, Seraiah, Jehozadak, Joshua the son of Jehozadak, Joshua, Joiakim, Eliashib, Joiada, Johanan, Jaddua, Onias I, Simon I, Eleazar, Manasseh, Onias II, Sion II, Onias III, Onaias IV, and Jason. Antiochus Epiphanes started the assassination of the Zadok priests. Under the direction of the Holy Spirit, the Zadok priests took the temple library to Qumron. There they were protected by God and they prepared the hearts of the people for the coming Messiah. They were ridiculed by the Sanhedrin, Pharisee’s and the Sadducee’s. The Dead Sea Scrolls found in Qumran is that temple library! 

The Ante-Nicene Fathers record the line of the prophets. From the Hippolytus Fragments of the Pentateuch. This is a record of the priestly prophetic line from Moses. Remember Jacob made Levi the priest. Levi handed it down to Kohath, who handed it down to Amram, Amram was the father of Moses and Aaron. Moses, after him,  Joshua, after him,  Othniel, after him, Jehud, Shamgar, Baruk, Gideion, Abimelech, Taleg, Babin, Jephthah, Ephran, Elul, Abdon, Samson, Elkanah (father of Samuel the prophet), Eli the priest, Samuel the prophet, Nathan the prophet, Gad the prophet, Shemaiah the teacher, Iddo the teacher, Ahijah the Shilonite, Abihu, Elijah the prophet, Elisha the prophet, Micah the prophet, Abdiahu, Jehuda, Zacharias the teacher, Esaia the prophet (the son of Amos), Jeremiah the prophet, Ezekiel, Hosea the prophet (the son of Bazi) Joel the prophet, Amos the prophet, Obadiah, Jonan the prophet, Micha the Morasthite, Nachum the Alcusite, Habakkuk the prophet, Zephaniah the prophet, Haggai the prophet, Zachariah the prophet, Malachi, Ezra the teacher, Shamai the chief priest, Jaduah, Samean, Antigonus, Joseph (son of Johezer and Joseph (the son of Gjuchanan), Jehosua (son of Barachia), Nathan the Arbelite, Simeon (This is the Simeon who held the Messiah in his arms.), Jehuda, Zachariah the priest (father of John the Baptist), Joseph (a teacher of the tribe of Levi), Annas and Caiaphas. 

Hippolytus says, Moreover, from them (Annas and Caiaphas) were taken away the priestly, and kingly, and prophetic offices. These were teachers at the advent of Messiah; and they were both priests of the children of Israel. Therefore, the whole number of venerable and honorable priests put in trust of this most excellent law was 56, Annas and Caiaphas being excepted. No priests arose after them. 

John 18:24 Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas th high priest. 

Luke 3:2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests. 

Acts 4:6 And Annas thr high priests, and Caiaaphas, and John, an dAlexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. 

These two guys participated in the crucifision of Jesus. 

Annas and Caiaphas were not good guys and their titles were taken away. When that happened the true leader would be the one who was last in succession. Therefore the head of the School of the Prophets in Qumran would fall to Joseph the Levite. If he died without children, it would then go back to the previous leader who was Zechariah the priest, and his firstborn was John the Baptist!

The Melchizedekian order and the Messiah can both abide as a priest forever, the order of Levi cannot. 

Hebrews 7:11-13 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under t the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? 12. For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. 13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. 14. For it is evident that our Lord spang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. 15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, 16. Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. 17. For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 

In the Old Testament to be a Priest you had to sacrifice. Now to be a Priest you have to acknowledge Jesus sacrifice. 

Jesus is the King!

Jesus is the High Priest!

Jesus is the Prophet!

Now, let’s talk about Elijah. John the Baptist came in the spirit and power of Elijah. In the last days there will be an Elijah company. (That is a big group of people). That is 3 Elijahs.

All of these king, priests and prophets that we have talked about have been here in the past. Now it is time for the Melchizedek company. (That is a big group of people). We had 3 Elijahs. We have lots and lots of Melchizedeks.

But why did all those guys die? They should have had an endless life. Answer, because they were born to a different generation. We were born of 1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: 

That says that we are priest, nation refers to Kings, and praises refers to prophets.

What happened to the Essenes? Where did they go? Where are they now? When Jesus died, resurrected, ascended to Heaven the Essenes likely accepted Him. They went out to preach the Gospel, to the world as commanded in Matthew 28:19-20. The Essenes became us Christians: We come from the Essenes! 

In conclusion.

Psalms 110:4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Love,

Diane Ebaugh Sutton

 

Let’s start with a little history

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King James was Catholic and felt that the teachings of the Protestants’ were harmful. He was unhappy
with the Geneva Bible because it had footnotes written by John Calvin, John Knox and others that
encouraged resistance to tyrants. King James declared the Geneva Bible seditious, and it was a criminal
offense to own one. So he authorized the King James Version in 1611 with no footnotes. King James
deposed all Protestant ministers and closed their churches. Congregants were subject to arrest and
imprisonment. Since the King paid the salary of the clergy they wouldn’t translate anything that would
cost them their life. A translation error is when, I am tired, hungry and my eyes are blurry, so I made a
mistake. Wrong but forgivable. A transliteration error is when it is done wrong on purpose. Only
forgivable because you recognized that the guy would be beheaded if he didn’t do it that way.
What?! I love my Bible! I didn’t realize it is a Catholic Bible! My ancestors fought wars because of their
persecution.

I do believe the Bible is the inspired word of God.

Everything that can be shaken, will be shaken!

Hebrews 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I
shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of
those thins that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may
remain. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we
may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

Man and his mistakes are going to be taken out of the Bible. What is left will be the inspired word of
God.

There was a town in Southern France called Albi. The people from that town were called Albigenses. In
1167 the Albigenses comprised most of the population of Southern France. But they disagreed with the
Catholic Church. So, the Catholic Church reacted. In 1208 Pope Innocent III ordered a crusade of
extermination. Whole towns were massacred. The campaign was successful. The Albigensians were
exterminated.

The Waldenses or the “Vaudois” in the French language denied the supremacy of Rome and so In 1487
Pope Innocent VIII launched persecution to destroy them. Between 1540 and 1570, 900,000 French
people were put to death.

Luther’s 95 Theses was influenced by John Wycliffe’s teachings and began the Protestant Reformation.
John Calvin was a French theologian. John Calvin was the beginning of the Methodists. William Tyndale
translated the New Testament into English. The Huguenots of France and Switzerland believed Luther
and Calvin’s teachings. The French Wars of Religion brought the massacre in March of 1562 an unknown
number of Huguenots were killed. The Bartholomew’s Day Massacre of August through September 1572
killed 70,000 Huguenots. The Huguenots migrated to South Africa and the 13 colonies of America. Paul
Revere was a Huguenot.

I am not making little of whatever your ancestors went through. I am just saying.
Every nation has been persecuted.

A French general by the name of Louis Alexandre Berthier captured the Pope of Rome in 1798 ending
the persecution. Berthier had a very beautiful daughter and she married a man named LeTourneau.
LeTourneau was an itinerant preacher who traveled around the French countryside on horseback
preaching that you cannot buy your salvation. Salvation comes by belief in the crucifixion and
resurrection of Jesus Christ. LeTourneau was one of my grandfathers. This was 5 generations ago. The
couple settled and raised a family in Canada.

The King James Bible was translated 16 times until you get back to the original Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic,
or whichever. 16 chances for normal error, and 16 chances for political error. The Message Bible was
translated by computer directly from Greek, Hebrew, and the other languages, into high school level
American English. It is easy to read and understand and has far less translation errors.
Here is an example: KJV 1 Timothy 2: 8-12 I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting holy hands,
without wrath and doubting. 9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel,
with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10 But
(which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. 11 Let the woman learn in silence with
all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor usurp authority over the man, but to be in
silence.

MSG 1 Timothy 2: 8-12 Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want mostly is for men to pray-
not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God. And I want women to get in there with
the men in humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing the latest fashions but doing
something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it.
As a side note, the spirit represents the masculine, the soul, the feminine, so, these verses say that we
must all pay more attention to our spirit, and less attention to our soul. But, the point is to see the
difference in translations.

Was the Bible inspired by the Holy Spirit? Absolutely! Is our version perfect? I don’t think so. As you read
other material ask Holy Spirit to enlighten it for you. We need to use the concordance to make sure it
was translated the way it was intended. You might even hear God speaking when reading a magazine!
Or even when you are reading the Dead Sea Scrolls! Listen for God’s voice. We need to hear the word of
God from many sources.

After all that, I still love my Bible.

Forever in His Love
Diane Ebaugh Sutton and Rosie Ebaugh Thompson

Red Heifer

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When the Temple is restored and it’s time to make a traditional sin offering, the Jews say you need a red
heifer, (the Hebrew word for red heifer is para aduma) without blemish. Pure. Some say there have only
been 9 of them since the beginning of history.Para aduma also means earth, blood or red. When Cain killed Able, Able’s blood (para aduma) cried
from the earth.

You kill the red heifer,(outside the camp) and burn it to ashes, make a paste of the ashes. Sprinkle a little
of that on the priests to cleanse them. So that they can go into the Holy of Holies on the day of
Atonement.

This is why Jesus was sacrificed outside the camp.

Some people believe that Messiah will tarry until the Temple is rebuilt. They believe that the Messiah is
waiting for us to rebuild the Temple. If you rebuilt the temple, restart alter worship, blood sacrifices and
the priesthood, you could basically force Messiah to come. Some of these people don’t believe that the
Messiah has already come, some other people are looking for the second coming of Christ.

The problem is where do we rebuild the Temple? Oh! Where the Muslim, Dome of the Rock is. This is
the spot where Abraham went to sacrifice Isaac, where Jacob saw the ladder reaching up to heaven.
Where Boas worked his crop and spread his skirt over Naomi. The Dome of the Rock is in the way.
It is a huge rock; I mean really big. There is a beautiful building built around it. I mean really beautiful!
Mosaics everywhere. I think, it really would be a shame to destroy that very beautiful building.
The result is war.

The Muslims want the Dome of the Rock and so do the Jews. And even some of the Messianic Christians,
want the Dome of the Rock. They have been fighting over this for a long time. Can’t bomb it, might
destroy the Rock! So soldiers run around and kill each other.
I am not under the law, and I believe that Jesus already made the ultimate sacrifice and it doesn’t need
to be done again. So, I don’t need a red heifer. I also believe that my body is the Temple, and this is what
I want restored. So, for me the whole subject is moot. Let the red cow moo. Ha! Ha!

 

Forever in His Love
Diane Ebaugh Sutton

Our Future is Beautiful

Luke 4:16-21 Paraphrased: 

Jesus was reading in the Temple. He read that The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, He anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, heal the brokenhearted, deliver the captives, heal the blind, liberate them that are bruised. Preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he sat down. He stopped reading where He did because, this is the breaking-off point between the First coming of Jesus and His Second Coming. Start reading there to find out about His second coming. So start reading in Isaiah 61:1 and read to the middle of the second verse. That is what Jesus read. 

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord (Adonai) God is upon me; because the LORD (Yahweh)hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound

That was a description of the first coming of Christ.

Here is the description of the second coming of Christ.

  1. and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
  2. To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, (Yahweh) that they might be glorified (boast).
  3. And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
  4. And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
  5. But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: (Yahweh) men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory (heavy riches) shall ye boast yourselves.
  6. For your shame ye shall have double: and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
  7. For I the LORD (Yahweh) love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
  8. And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD (Yahweh) hath blessed.
  9. I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, (Yahweh) my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorned herself with her jewels.
  10. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Chapter 62

  1. For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
  2. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory (heavy riches): and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD (Yahweh) shall name. 
  3. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory (communication) in the hand of the LORD (Yahweh), and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
  4. Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephziba, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD (Yahweh) delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
  5. For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
  6. I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD (Yahweh), keep not silence,
  7. And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
  8. The LORD (Yahweh) hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast labored:
  9. But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD (Yahweh); and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.
  10. Go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. 
  11. Behold, the LORD (Yahweh) hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
  12. And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD (Yahweh): and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken. 

Wasn’t that beautiful! 

Love,

Diane Ebaugh Sutton

Inheritance

Isaiah 45:3 says, And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

It is time for this inheritance to be received. The hidden riches of the secret places are ready to be revealed. I am going to tell you the secret. 

Now you can be rich in beauty, personality, family, love, health, brains, happiness, fun, creativity, etc. Being rich doesn’t always have to refer to money. That is the secret. 

The Holy Spirit produces sonship. What does it mean to be a son? These sons will rule and reign with Him. They will restore the earth, destroy death, turn the Kingdom over to the Father. Our destiny is to be with Him in His glory, not just to have the power to heal the sick and raise the dead. Those things are done in faith, and have been done by men who haven’t come into sonship yet. Some Old Testament saints who had never had a salvation experience and 70 of Jesus’ disciples did miracles and they hadn’t received the Holy Spirit experience yet. Don’t praise and worship God because you are trying to get something out of him. That is philao love. God wants us to agape love him. 

Daniel 3:17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.

18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. 

19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. 

Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego, had the correct attitude. God is able, but if He doesn’t do what we want, we will still serve our God. Not yours. There is no formula to get God to do what you want. You can not manipulate God. We just have to love God anyway. Unconditionally. 

John 21: 15 – 17

Jesus said to Peter, Lovest thou me? Peter, do you agape me? Peter answered, Lord you know I am only human, I phileo you. Jesus said, Then feed my lambs.  Jesus asked the second time. Peter, do you agape me? Peter answered again, yes Lord I phileo you. Then feed my sheep. Jesus asked for the third time. Peter, do you even phileo me? Now Peter gets upset, but he still answers yes I phileo you. Then feed my sheep. 

Jesus wanted Peter to agape love Him. Peter only phileo loved Jesus. This means that Peter only loved Jesus when Peter got something out of it. Jesus wanted Peter to love Him even if Peter didn’t like what was going on.

Lambs refer to baby Christians. Sheep refer to mature Christians. God can use you to feed the people even if you are not an agape lover. However, I want to be an agape lover, because that is what God wants. 

 

In what way was Jesus rich? Philippians 2:6 says Christ Jesus was in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. That means, He possessed the fullness of the attributes that make God God, and he didn’t feel like he was stealing from God.

John 17:5 says Oh Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. 

That word glory should have been translated think or thought. Strongs G 1391 from 1380.

So now the verse would read, Oh Father, put your own thoughts in me, those kind of thoughts like I used to have before the world was. In the beginning Jesus was very rich in God’s thoughts. He gave that up when He got a human body. Now He is asking to think that way again. I do believe God answered His prayers and gave Him, His way of thinking. Now Jesus’ body is in heaven. But the Body of Christ is here right now on earth. So now it is time for us to also ask to think like God.

God always wanted to live in man, but He couldn’t because of sin. When Jesus got a body, God got a piece of earthly real estate that He could live in. God was manifested in the flesh. Jesus was rich in God, and for the second time, He gave that up, this time on the cross, He became poor in God, so that we could become rich in God.  

Ephesians 3:19 says that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. Now that’s rich!

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be glorified together. Because we are joint-heirs, that means that we inherit, the same thing that Jesus inherits. 

John 17:22 says, And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 

Here Jesus is speaking, He says, the thinking that the Father gave Him. Jesus gave to us, so that we can be one with Jesus, just as Jesus and the Father are one. 

Romans 8:17 said that we are joint-heirs with Christ. That means we get the same amount of the same thing. If you limit your inheritance, you limit what Christ gets. And Jesus Christ our Lord deserves it. So please take your share, so that He can take His. 

Being rich doesn’t always refer to money. In this case it refers to thinking like God. Having His Glory. So if you think like God, all the other things will fall into place and you will receive beauty, personality, family, love, health, brains, happiness, fun, creativity, etc. and oh yea, I almost forgot, money. Lol. Thinking like God is the secret place. 

I want to be rich in God’s thoughts. 

Oh Father, put your thoughts in me.

Love,

Diane 

The Branch

In John 14:5 Jesus said “I am the vine, Ye are the branches.” 

Isaiah 11:1&2 “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. 2. And the spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;” verse 3 “And shall make him (the Branch,) of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord:” 

Zachariah 3:8 Here now, O Joshua the high priest, thou and thy fellows that sit before thee: “for they are men wondered at: for behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.” 

Zechariah 6:12 & 13 “Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is the BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord; 13, Even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, (beauty) and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne; and the council of peace shall be between them both.” 

Our bodies are the temple. This refers to body salvation. It says that twice. 

Jeremiah 23:5&6 “Behold the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a king shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely; and this is the name whereby he (the branch) shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” 

Jeremiah 33:15 & 16 says the same thing. 

Philippians 3:9 but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith. “Not of the law. 

Romans 11:16 “If the root be holy, so are the branches.” Therefore we are holy enough to execute the judgment. 

Romans 3:31 says that through our mercy they also shall obtain mercy. Because we are righteous, we can afford mercy. 

Because the branch is a continuation of the vine, we will finish what Jesus left undone. 

Let’s recap. Jesus is the vine. You, the Body of Christ, are the righteous branches. We have the spirit of the Lord, wisdom, quick understanding, council, might, knowledge, holy, and the fear of the Lord. We are a priest on a throne. We execute judgment and justice. We are servants and we are merciful. 

 

Forever in His Love,

Diane Ebaugh Sutton

Jonathan

Jonathan was a man of faith, courage, vision, unselfishness and spiritual. He was next in line for the throne. But he knew that David was God’s anointed. Jonathan gave David his robe and his garments, his sword and bow and his girdle. Jonathan wanted to serve David, when David would become King. Saul Jonathan’s father tried to kill David and David ran for his life, but even though Jonathan knew that David was God’s anointed, Jonathan stayed in his father’s house. 

1 Samuel 22:1-2 David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullan: and when his brethren and all his father’s house heard it, they went down thither to him. And everyone that was in distress, and everyone that was in debt, and everyone that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

Jonathan should have gone to the cave with David and his men. But he didn’t. There are some people who can see the anointing, but don’t want to leave the old order. The church. 

Because Jonathan stayed with Saul, he died with Saul. He could have reigned with David. He wanted to. But he wouldn’t leave Saul. You have to decide, you can’t serve two kings at the same time. Go to where the Spirit of God is. 

Zadok

Zadok, a descendent of Aaron, and of the tribe of Levi, on the other hand, served David, in the bad times and then he got to serve him in the good times. Zadok was a Seer, and stuck with David when Absalom tried to usurp the throne. When Adonijah tried to overthrow David. Zadok was on David’s side, because he knew that David was the anointed. God’s chosen. Because of Zadok’s faithfulness to God and his anointing, God used Zadok’s descendants in a mighty way. Jerusha (daughter of Zadok) was the mother of Jotham, a mighty King of Judah. He was a good King and did that which was right in the sight of the Lord. Zadok’s great-great grandson was the first priest in Solomon’s Temple, the glory of the Lord filled the temple so that the priest couldn’t stand to minister. Azariah, was the priest in the Temple under Hezekiah, when they cleaned up the Temple, this caused a Revival that shook the nation. Ezra, was a priest who came back from Babylon to rebuild the Temple. 

Ezekiel had a vision, about an eternal temple made without hands, this is a ministry reserved for the sons of Zadok.

In Ezekiel it says, It shall be for the priests that are sanctified of the sons of Zadok; which have kept my charge, which went not astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray. 

But Jonathan, even though his heart was right, didn’t do the right thing, Jonathan should have left Saul, the old order, the church, and followed the anointing. But he didn’t. Will you?

 

Love,

Diane

Joseph’s Bones

Genesis 50:24 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. 

What? Why did Joseph want the children of Israel to carry his bones away?

And Moses did!

Exodus 13:19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him.

Now these bones are 400 years old!

Well the Bible says that was the right thing to do.

Hebrews 11:22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. 

OK, but why?

Joseph knew,

Matthew 27:51 – 53 And, Behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom: and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent and the graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after this resurrection, and went into the holy city and appeared unto many. 

Joseph knew what was going to happen and he wanted to be a part of it.

Those guys that arose with Christ were the first fruits of the resurrection. They are living proof that the harvest is going to happen.

 

Forever in His Love,

Diane Ebaugh Sutton

Righteousness, Faith and Holiness

It is not my righteousness, but His righteousness. You already knew that. But did you know that it is also not my faith, but His faith and not my holiness but His holiness. And more. I just want you to change your thinking. Stop trying to do it all yourself. You can use His righteousness and faith and holiness etc.                                                                              

 

Righteousness

For if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).

As it is in heaven, so it is on the earth (Matthew 6:10). So if I want ‘as it is in heaven’ then I have to engage the heavenly realm and go where He is, to actually get righteousness.

The Bible describes, “The blessedness of the man, to whom God imputes righteousness without works” (Romans 4:6) The word ‘imputes’ means to ‘put in, or to be reckoned or attributed to a person’.

God puts righteousness into you when you go there. So the reality of our stepping in as a priest of the Lord is that, when I step in there, I become totally and absolutely righteous. 

But I want to have my body changed by what I do there (in heaven). So if the record of sin is in my body,  and I want my body to be controlled by my spirit. I have to get rid of that sin, so that my spirit can be in control. In other words, you should be Spirit, Soul, Body not, Body, Soul, Spirit.

Righteousness produces holiness. Holiness produces revelation, which creates holiness and this produces the glory of God inside of you. It is a circle. Righteousness adjusts your behavioral patterns and desires. Righteousness restores innocence. 

We need to repent for rejecting the gift of righteousness.  Your doorway of entry is righteousness. 

 

Faith

The life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me (Galatians 2:20). 

So instead of you working your way through stuff, you actually use His faith. Turn from your own supply and self sufficiency into His faith and say, “Lord, that faith that is there, I draw on that because that is how I live my life. It is by Your faith, not my  faith.”

When you try to do it on your own, that is your own faith. It is a lower form of faith, There is a higher form of faith which is the faith of the Son of God. He has already done everything, and accomplished it all. What I have to do now is to shift it from me to Him.

When that begins to happen, everything starts changing because suddenly it is no longer coming out of me, it is coming upon me. 

The law of faith sanctifies us and makes us holy. You do not get clean to go, you go to get clean.

This is how some of these laws operate, You function underneath them and they make things happen.  Then there is nothing you can’t do. It is just what is going to happen. 

Faith of the Son of God (Galatians 2:20) I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 

Faith to faith (Romans 1:17) For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.  

Your Faith is higher than the law (Romans 3:27) Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. 

 

Holiness

Our own holiness (Acts 3:12) And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? Or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

His holiness (Amos 4:2) The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness,

Spirit of Holiness (Romans 1:4) And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

His holiness (Hebrews 12:10) For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 

 

Power

His Power (Ephesians 1:19) And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.

 

Peace

Jesus gave peace Luke 24:36 Peace be unto you.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, MY peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you>Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in ME ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.  

John 20:19 Jesus stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 

Jesus preached peace Acts 10:36 preaching peace by Jesus Christ:

Romans 1:7 peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 

 

Joy

Angel brings joy Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  

Joy in the presence of Angels Luke 15:10 there is joy in the presence of the angels 

John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 

When you see Jesus no one can take your joy John 16:22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. 

Ask for joy John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

My joy John 17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 

There is more but you get the idea. Whatever you need take His rather than trying to do it yourself.

 

 

Diane Ebaugh Sutton