August 20, 2015
Additional Revelation and TeachingI wrote the first post from August 10-13. Today, August 20, 2015, God gave me additional revelation in my morning Bible study, beginning with an entry in the ONMB glossary. Think of Boone's right hand up in the grass like a periscope as you read the next paragraph:
"Right Hand is very significant as a Hebrew idiom, having two different meanings. In one it symbolizes power and strength from Exod. 15:6 Your right hand, LORD*, has become glorious in power. Your right hand, LORD*, has dashed the enemy in pieces. In the other it represents salvation, from Ps. 20:7. Now I know that the LORD* saves His anointed. He will hear him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. From this it is said that the left hand represents calamity and judgment. Y'shua is the right hand of God and is still His power here on Earth, now just as much as when He walked the Earth in His flesh, as also His Saving Power has been here from the time of His resurrection and will be forevermore." (See Footnote 1.)
As I read this today, God reminded me that in my dream, it was Boone's right hand that was raised as a periscope. The significance is that Boone represents those of us who are righteous, in Christ, Who said: "My prayer is not for them [Jesus' disciples] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message [that's us], that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me. I have given them the glory that You gave Me, that they may be one as We are One - I in them and You in Me - so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me." (John 17:20-23, emphasis added.)
So Jesus is in the Father and the Father is in Jesus, and the righteous are in Jesus and Jesus is in them (through the Holy Spirit). That means the righteous are in Jesus, in the Father, and the Father is in them, in Jesus, in the Holy Spirit. From a different perspective, the righteous are in Christ, seated with Him at the right hand of the Father. (Luke 22:69, Colossians 3:1; Ephesians 1:20; 2:6.) And ...the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. (2 Corinthians 10:4.)
However you look at it, the righteous ones of God, the saints, don't just have "any old" supernatural power available to them. They have the supernatural power of God Himself within them! It's as if God's right hand is in ours. His hand will shatter the enemy and save us. It goes without saying that God will only allow His power to be used according to His will and in His timing. But when we are one as the triune God is One, we will know His will and timing. After all, we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16.)
The only way we can fail is if we doubt. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. (James 1:6-8.) The double-minded person's carnal mind fights against the mind of Christ in the spirit. But when we are one, we are not led by our mind but by our spirit, which is led by the Holy Spirit, which is led by the mind of Christ. In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 2:11b.) But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth.... He will glorify Me because it is from Me that He will receive what He will make known to you. (John 16:13,15.)
Praise God that He is pouring out His Spirit more abundantly in these times! "And it shall be in the last days," God says, "that I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on My bondslaves, both men and women, I will in those days pour forth of My Spirit and they shall prophesy." (Acts 2:17-18; Joel 2:28-29.)
Oh, and if doubt should creep into your mind, call on any of these verses:
- For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;... (Ephesians 2:8.) Faith is God's gift to us - it's God's faith, which He specifically
crafted for and gave to each of us - there can be none better.
- Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!" (Mark 9:24.) When doubt comes, it's a good idea to pray for more faith and God's help to stand against your doubt.
- We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5.) Take thoughts of doubt captive and demolish them through the power of God's Word.
- Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. (Romans 4:20-21.) God will (always) strengthen our faith when we ask!
Footnote 1: This quote is the first paragraph of the glossary entry for "right hand" in the One New Man Bible: Revealing Jewish Roots and Power by William J. Morford. LORD* is the ONMB nomenclature for YHWH where it is traditionally rendered LORD with a larger "L" in other translations. Psalm 20:7 is the Hebrew verse number; this is 20:6 in most Christian English translations. The difference is because the Hebrew texts number To the chief musician, a psalm of David separately as verse 1.
Scriptures quoted in this post are primarily taken from NASB, NIV, or ONMB translations of the Bible. I also refer to KJV, NKJV, the Septuagint (1851 Translation by Sir Lancelot C.L. Brenton), and several others when I study, as prompted by the Spirit or my curiosity. I highly recommend consulting multiple translations in your studies.