June 2019 Newsletter - "Ascension" by Megan Arriaza
Here is some insight that the Lord gave me on ascension.
Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
This word ‘way’ in Hebrew speaks of moral character, meaning His character is higher than ours.
‘Breath’ in Hebrew also speaks of character and function, so when Yah breathed into Adam, He put His character or way within him. When he fell, Yah asked him, “Where are you?” He obviously knew where He was, and what is really being said is that Adam was no longer walking in the way of the Father, because he descended to a lower place of understanding. He left a heavenly realm for an earthly realm.
H1870 דּרך derek
1) way, road, distance, journey, manner
1a) road, way, path
1d) manner, habit, way
1e) of course of life (figuratively)
1f) of moral character (figuratively)
Genesis 3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
The Father’s heart has always been for us to come back into His way or understanding. An example of this is the Lord telling John to “come up here.” This word ‘come up’ in Greek speaks of ascension. This has nothing to do with physical ascension but has everything to do with an ascension in understanding; this is why it says directly afterward, “and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” Once we come up to Yah’s level, He is able to reveal the deeper things of His nature to us.
Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
G305 ἀναβαίνω anabainō
1a) to go up
1b) to rise, mount, be borne up, spring up
This ascension only comes from death to self, and this is why the temple was put into fruition as a place of sacrifice where sin was atoned for. Now, physical sacrifices and customs can never make (sin) ignorance go away, which is why Paul says these served as a parable and could never make one’s conscience clean (Hebrews 9:1-10). All these things pertain toward us; hence, we are the temple (1 Corinthians 6:19), a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:5, 1 Peter 2:9) as well as living sacrifice (Romans 12:1) as indicated by Scripture. Yeshua did not simply do everything at the cross. He made the way for us to go back into the glory, but we have to make the decision to do so.
Heb 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
Heb 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
It says here in Hebrews for us to draw near to Him. This word for ‘draw near’ in Hebrew speaks of an offering, indicating that the death to our flesh or carnal understanding brings us near to the Father.
Heb 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
Heb 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water
H7133 קרבּן / קרבּן qorbân / qûrbân
1) offering, oblation
Prophetically enough, the definition for ‘burnt offering’ speaks of ascension! Since this is a burnt offering, fire is being used. This is so key to understand, because the word for ‘fire’ in Hebrew speaks of mysteries and secrets. This word is used in Genesis 3:24 where it speaks of the two cherubim with flaming swords, guarding the way back into the garden. These two cherubim are also on the veil going into the Holy of Holies. Coincidence much? Not at all. In fact, there is no such word in the Lord’s vocabulary for this! This can only mean one thing: the Holy of Holies and the Garden are the same place! Remember, this is where Adam and Eve were removed from or where they descended from His character. As mentioned above in Hebrews, Yeshua has made this way possible again by going through the veil, or our fleshly nature, to come into His presence in the Holy of Holies where the manifestation of His nature is.
These are where the mysteries come in. They light the fire that is able to consume the ignorance that prevents us from dwelling with Him. Now, we can’t simply be a lone ranger and get in on our own, we need a High Priest. This is where the Apostles come into action since they are considered the High Priests of the New Testament, and what relates them is the fact that they both have access to the secrets of God. A confirmation of this is found in Ephesians 3:1-5 where Apostle Paul says that the mysteries are revealed to His holy apostles and prophets. These deeper revelations of the Father will ultimately bring us back into the glory as spoken by Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 2:6-7.
H5930 עולה / עלה ‛ôlâh
1) whole burnt offering
2) ascent, stairway, steps
Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
1Co 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Ultimately, it’s not just about knowing mysteries and secrets; it’s about letting that Word get into you and transform you. The engrafted Word saves our soul (James 1:21). The Word isn’t just pages on the book, but it’s the very nature and essence of who He is. The flesh that we present to Him consists of our vices, attitudes, wounds, and anything that doesn’t look like Him. We’re extremely blessed to be in a ministry where this ascension is made possible. Let’s move unto perfection saints.
2Co 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
2Co 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
2Co 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.