The 2 Guards of our Guardroom
Ezekiel 40:12 -
There was a space in front of the gate chambers, one cubit on this side and one cubit on that side; the gate chambers were six cubits on this side and six cubits on that side.
Numbers play a very important part in understanding scriptures. Like God made things with images so also in scriptures He uses a lot of numbers to describe things unseen. Bible Numerics deals with the symbolism of numbers in scriptures. God did this to help us understand the hidden things of the spirit world with our limited minds.
I will list below a few of the important numbers: -
1 - Represents the Lord God (mainly the Father)
2 - God the Spirit (who is the witness)
3 - The Godhead (the Body of God - which consist of the Father, Spirit and Son)
4 - Creation
5 - Man
6 - People think this number is of Satan but in fact identifies his identity in the Body of the Son before he fell. It has to do with the morning stars (also called the Beasts / Beings / Cherubs). They are prime constituents of the Body of the Son, for under them are the Angels.
7 - The Holy Spirit (like the Son humbled Himself and came as man so also the Spirit of God humbled Himself and became the seven Spirit to build the Body / Church. He being one is seven)
8 - Born again man. The name 'Jesus' codes as 888 for He is not only the First but also by humbling Himself and coming as man He became the First Born again. He showed us the meaning and way for us to be Born again)
12 - The twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit (all things are mostly inline to the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit for Heaven is made of it)
In today's message the Lord is talking to us about the guardroom of our inner man. He gives us 2 measurements, which are 1 cubit and the other 6 cubits.
Our war in this world is not with Satan but with our own selves. We need to overcome evil that is inside us. For Satan, Jesus said He would come again and deal with him but only after gathering the ones who have overcome. So the most important thing for us is our hearts or inner-man. It is the judgment of our inner-man that will decide if we enter Heaven or go to Hell. It is our ticket to Heaven if we keep it well (like have faith and the Word of God) we enter or else we are doomed. Thus the guardroom of our hearts is of utmost importance to us and the Lord is opening our minds to this area.
The 2 factors which the Lord is highlighting as very important to guard our inner-man is the Lord and the second is the Congregation. You may wonder how I took the number 6 to be the congregation.
The Heavenly Body of the Son are the 6 Beings / Morning Stars (7th being the Lord as Head) similarly in this creation we as a congregation are part of the Body of Christ the Lord and He being our Head.
The Lord is telling us the 2 fellowships we need to guard our inner-man are our fellowship with God and our fellowship with the Congregation. Satan too knows the importance of these 2 factors and thus concentrates on attacking these areas the most. He knows it is faith that keeps our connection with God and therefore tries to break our faith and thus our relationship with God. Secondly Satan attacks the unity of the Congregation and thus uses worms like hurt, doubt, hatred, anger, pride, misunderstanding etc. between people of God and breaks their unity.
The Lord is telling us in today's message we need to guard these 2 areas so as to help guard our inner-man and thus protect our most important assets.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, for the people of this world the most valuable things are their bank accounts, their vaults, their property. For us children of God who love You the most price our inner-man / hearts are the most, for You are in it. Lord, help guard our hearts and let it not be lost on vain things of this world but take desire only in the priceless things of Heaven. Lord, help us realize the importance of being connected to You and to your people. Help us realize as a united Body in You we can stand any attack of Satan...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Revelation 22:16 - I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
7 When the morning stars [Cherubs] sang together, and all the sons of God [Angels] shouted for joy?
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
6 In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 22-27
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.
13 For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
22 Nay, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary:
23 and those parts of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness;
24 whereas our comely parts have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that part which lacked;
25 that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
26 And whether one member suffereth, all the members suffer with it; or one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and severally members thereof.
Revelation 13:18 - Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
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