June 2018 Newsletter - "The Pattern" by Megan Arriaza

Lately, the Father has been pressing on my heart about patterns ever since I read a passage from the early church father Eusebius (263-339 AD). This is the passage that brought the divine inspiration for this article…

"The Names Jesus and Christ Known and Honored from the First.

Both Jesus and Christ were names honored even by God’s beloved prophets of old, as I must now make clear. The extreme sanctity and glory of the name Christ was first proclaimed by Moses himself, who, in obedience to the oracle that said to him, 'See that you make everything according to the pattern shown you in the mount,’ communicated patterns and symbols of heavenly things, and mystical images. For in describing God’s high priest, the most powerful of men, he called him Christ, and on this high-priestly office, which in his eyes surpassed all pre-eminence among men, he bestows as a mark of honour and glory the name of Christ. It is clear then that he understood the divine import of the word Christ."

- The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine, Eusebius pg. 41

 

What is being said in this passage is the pattern that the Father had shown Moses on Mount Sinai was the High Priest. Apostle Michael has mentioned that the pattern shown to Moses was also Adam. Prophetically, the High Priest and Adam are the same thing since Adam was spiritually the first High Priest of Yah. So now having that leveled foundation set, the Father showed me a direct parallel between what was said by Apostle and Eusebius, and my hunger for this topic grew, hence this article being written. We will now begin to elaborate…

The main verse in this passage is Exodus 24:40. The Father told Moses to build the tabernacle and all the instruments used for it after the heavenly pattern which was shown to him.

Exodus 25:40 And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.

Exodus 26:30  And you shall raise up the tabernacle according to its pattern which you were shown on the mountain.

Here is the definition of the word ‘pattern’ in Hebrew:

H8403  תּבנית  tabnı̂yth

BDB Definition: 1) pattern, plan, form, construction, figure 1a) construction, structure

AHLB Definition: H) ac: Build co: Building ab: ? : A structure built for occupation. if2) Pattern: A model or pattern for building something. {pattern, likeness, form, similitude, figure}

 

Notice that this word speaks of a similitude, likeness, and also a building. Another word for similitude is parable. A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. The Father's language is a parabolic one (Ps 78:2). Within the parable lies the divine nature of the Father; the purpose of similitudes is to allow us to see how Heaven and the Father operate. This tabernacle was going to be the type and shadow so that we could see the Father. Interestingly, if we look in Ancient Hebrew, the parent root is ‘Beyt, Nun’ and forms the word son. The son is the one who continues the family line. This son was Adam; it states in Luke 3:38 that Adam was the son of God. If we go back to Genesis, it says that Adam was formed in God’s image.

Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Here is the definition of the word likeness mentioned above.

H1823  דּמוּת  demûth

BDB Definition: 1) likeness, similitude (noun feminine) 2) in the likeness of, like as (adverb)

AHLB Definition: H) Likeness, Compare: A son from the blood of his father resembles his father. {likeness, similitude, like, manner, fashion}

 

This definition speaks about a son and father, and what causes them to be alike is that they have the same blood. But before we go on, that the word similitude is used here, so this blood is not physical but spiritual in this case. 1 John 5:8 says that the Spirit, water, and blood all agree as one; symbolically they are the same. Now receiving that revelation, we can now say that the spirit is what causes the Father and son to be alike. We see this take place in Genesis.

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

The ‘breath' in Hebrew is also symbolic of the spirit. The breath contains the DNA of an individual, and the DNA of Yah is His Word, which is what was breathed into Adam. He was the son of God, because he had the same spirit/DNA that the Father carried. He was the image of the Father, or in other words, he was the parable of Yah. If he was the parable, that meant the mystery of Yah was hidden within him. This mystery is Christ in you the hope of glory (Col 1:27), and these mysteries are what will bring the glory into fruition. So how exactly do we get this mystery to be fully revealed? By doing exactly what Yah told Adam to do back in the garden.

Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

 

As we start to have dominion over our earthly/beastly nature, vain imaginations, and humanity, we fulfill that pattern that was shown to Moses. Interestingly enough or rather prophetically enough. The definition for parable/similitude means to have dominion by comparisons.

Parable  H4912  משׁל  mâshâl

BDB Definition: 1) proverb, parable 1a) proverb, proverbial saying, aphorism 1b) byword 1c) similitude, parable

AHLB Definition: 2359) Rule, Dominion: The dominion one rules over. Also the comparison of things as a rule of measurement iM) I. Dominion: The realm of ones rule. II. Comparison: {dominion, like}

 

For instance, the natural temple is a parable of the spiritual temple, which is us (1 Cor 3:16). That is a comparison, and when I begin to understand that comparison and get a revelation of what it is mystically speaking about, I have now taken dominion over the veil of the letter, which makes me more like the Father. The veil isn’t just on the word; the veil is also on us (Heb 10:20). Through the revelation of the Word, the veil is removed and the mystery of Christ is revealed (2 Cor 3:14-18). Christ in us is the hope of glory. It's key that we understand the pattern of scripture in order to get back to that place of Adam before the fall.

Shalom and Yah bless!!!

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