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Revelation 1:18**I am HE who lives (Messiah), and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.  

In ancient palaces, the one holding the keys to life and death was the highest official who gave intercession to come into the presence of the King. In the case of Queen Esther who saved her people from extermination, the King himself held out his gold scepter. This action granted her permission to enter the court to plead to give life for the people of God (Esther 5:3). The Messiah offered personal intercession with his scepter of life to Peter, the first disciple to personally confess the identity of Yeshua, the Messiah Christ Jesus. (Matthew 16:16). Peter stood in contrast to the teachers of the law, the Pharisees, who shut the door for people trying to enter into the Kingdom of God (Matthew 23:13).  Shutting the door in this age has become worldwide with false teachers and religions that make people think they are righteous and holy; but instead, worship another god; the god of darkness, the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4).  Instead of worshipping the God who created light (Genesis 1:3), mankind continues to worship the god of darkness, the great deceiver, Satan.  

In ancient Middle East, a seven branched lamp stand (menorah) represented the symbol of Israel and Judaism. The Holy Lamb of God, the Messiah was sacrificed and HE bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors (Isaiah 53:12b). This symbol of Israel, the menorah represents the Church of God established on the day of Pentecost (Feast of Weeks, Leviticus 23:15-22, fifty days after the commanded Passover (Leviticus 23:4-8).  Verse 3 proclaims the blessing of the seventh day by making it holy (Genesis 2:3).Our Lord God never intended any human being to work while he rested. This blessing of the Sabbath was from creation and will continue forever when the Messiah soon returns to establish law, order and peace before mankind destroys all life (because of unfaithfulness). In Matthew 24:22, Jesus Christ, the Messiah proclaims: And unless those days were shortened no flesh would be saved, but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened. Verse 24: For false Christ’s and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

Colossians 2:18**Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind (their sinful minds have made them proud). Verse 19: And not holding fast to the Head (Christ), from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joint and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God (We grow only as we get our nourishment and strength from God). ** Therefore, let us turn away from this carnal world. Colossians 3:12-13: Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering (patient endurance), bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.  ** If you truly died and were raised to a new life in Christ with baptism and the laying on of hands, let heaven fill your thoughts. If you are truly part of the elect, Christ, who is your real life will be soon revealed to the entire world to share in all HIS glory.

1 Chronicles 9:1b**But Judah was carried away captive to Babylon because of their unfaithfulness. **The entire kingdom of Israel was united for only 80 years under two kings (King David and his son Solomon). Unfaithfulness reared its head immediately after the 40 year reign of Solomon and never became united again until 1948.  Unfaithfulness continues to this day as most of Jacob/Israel does not accept the Lamb of God, Yeshua, the Messiah Christ Jesus (Immanuel, God with Us * Isaiah 7:14).

It is tragic that most of mankind continues on the same sinking ship of unfaithfulness. Jacob/Israel believes only part of the Word and follows the traditional oral rabbinical law which has empty biblical basis. The balance of the world believes nothing biblical or applies only portions of God’s Word. Man made traditions grafted into the pleasure of people by Satan, and ride on the sinking ship of unfaithfulness. We now have billions of souls that think they are faithful but blindly wrestling in deceit by the rulers of darkness in this (temporary) world, against spiritual wickedness in heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12).

Matthew 7:14 ** “Because” narrow is the gate (to life) and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.  ** Our God has given this unfaithful world nearly 6,000 years to repent and become faithful and walk as HIS son, Christ Jesus walked. As we approach the year 5772, our God keeps searching for a few good faithful souls to be part of his Holy Family. The prophet Micah says: For all people walk each in the name of his God (Satan). But we (the few) will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever (Micah 4:5). ** We then, as workers together with HIM (Christ) also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. Thus says the Lord: In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you. I will preserve you and give you as a covenant to the people, to restore the earth, to cause them to inherit the desolate heritages. (Isaiah 49:8). The apostle Paul continues this message in 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, saying: Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.  ** To receive the Devine grace of God, we must humble ourselves in repentance and sorrow and again and again plead for HIS wisdom and strength to do HIS will; Repent; for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand (Matthew 4:17).