Jesus Christ the Fiery Serpent

Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.



REV 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits Which are before his throne; 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that Loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

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Look at these verses closely. Is there anything that may hint to a trinity? Well, first we see, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come. Well God the Father is, Yes. Before the flood He was, Yes. And at the end times He is to come. Now why would John, here link the seven Spirits which are before his throne, with God the Father and Jesus Christ. Giving the Seven Spirit equal footing with them. Why mention the Seven Spirits at all if He is not part of the trinity? Lets look closer to the Seven Spirits of God! First Rev.3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. How can he that overcometh sit in the throne with Christ. How could Christ sit in the throne with the Father. We think of things in three dimensions, earthly. We must think Spiritually.

Rev. 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 14:11 Believe me that I [am] in the Father, and the Father in me: John.10:30 I and my Father are one. So when Christ sits in the throne with the father it is because the Father is in Him, they are one and the same Now the Seven Spirits that are before the throne are one. Seven is completion! Before I even say that these Seven Spirits are the Body of Christ lets look closer.

(Rev.1:12) And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; (1:13) And in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. How many candlesticks? Seven. What is the purpose of a candlestick? Is it not Light. Christ came as this Light. (John 1:4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men. {1:5) And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.{1:6) There was a man sent from God, whose name [was] John. {1:7) The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all [men] through him might believe. {1:8) He was not that Light, but [was sent] to bear witness of that Light. {1:9)[That] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. {Psalm 18:28)For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

{4:4)In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

The Gospel is the Word of God, which is Light, which is Christ. John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. The candlesticks represent Light, Christ is the Light, and the candlesticks are the Seven churches. {Rev.1:20)The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks, which thou sawest, are the seven churches.

These Seven Candlesticks, which are the Seven Church, are also the Seven Spirits that are before his throne. But before we go there lets look at Rev. {2:5) Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. Is God here removing a Candlestick, or is it that which gives Light to the church. Who teaches the true believers. {Jeremiah 31:34) And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD. {John 14:26) But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost,whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.That who teaches and gives Light to the Church is the Holy Spirit. So When God removes the candlestick from a church he is really removing the Holy Spirit from that church. The Holy Spirit is the Seven Spirits that are before his throne! Now I will show that the seven candlesticks are the Seven spirits before his throne.

{Rev.4:5) And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and [there were] seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. In this verse we can clearly see that the seven candlesticks are the seven Spirits of God. For they did not have candles at that time, but lamps.

{25:31) And thou shalt make a candlestick [of] pure gold: [of] beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers,

shall be of the same. {25:32) And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side: {25:33) Three bowls made like unto almonds, [with] a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, [with] a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick. {25:34) And in the candlestick [shall be] four bowls made like unto almonds, [with] their knops and their flowers. {25:35) And [there shall be] a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick. {25:36) Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it [shall be] one beaten work [of] pure gold.

{25:37) And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it. {25:38) And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, [shall be of] pure gold. {25:39) [Of] a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels. {25:40) And look that thou make [them] after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount. JESUS AND THE HOLY SPIRIT ARE ONE

REV.{5:5) And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. {5:6) And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. Remember my question in the beginning of this study? Why did John link the seven Spirits of God that are before His throne with God the Father and Our Lord Jesus Christ. Well Revelations 5-6 gives us the answer. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. The Lamb is Christ. “The Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world.” The Seven horns and the seven eyes are a physical part of the Lamb as it had been slain. They are the candlesticks {Rev.4:5)And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and [there were] seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

In this verse we can clearly see that the seven candlesticks are the seven Spirits of God. We can also see in verses Rev. 5&6 Which I stated earlier that the Seven Spirits of God are one and the same with Jesus Christ. Yet, in Rev.4:5 the seven Spirit of God are before the Throne of God, and are a separate entity, because we see in Rev. 1:12&13 {1:12) And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; {1:13) And in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. Christ is standing in the midst of the seven candlesticks, which are the Seven Spirits of God, which is the church. Rev.1 :20 are the seven Church. And is the HOLY SPIRIT! Which teaches you, and gives Light to the whole world. A-MEN & A-MEN

Seven signifies what is Holy, HOLY SPIRIT

Posted on November 29, 2015.

That holy things are signified by “seven” is evident from what has been said before respecting the seventh day, or the sabbath (n. 84-87), namely, that the Lord is the seventh day; and that from Him every celestial church, or celestial man, is a seventh day, and indeed the celestial itself, which is most holy because it is from the Lord alone. For this reason, in the Word, “seven” signifies what is holy; and in fact, as here, in the internal sense partakes not at all of the idea of number. For they who are in the internal sense, as angels and angelic spirits are, do not even know what number is, and therefore not what seven is. Therefore it is not meant here that seven pairs were to be taken of all the clean beasts; or that there was so much of good in proportion to evil as seven to two; but that the things of the will with which this man of the church was furnished were goods, which are holy, whereby he could be regenerated, as was said above.

[2] That “seven” signifies what is holy, or holy things, is evident from the rituals in the representative church, wherein the number seven so frequently occurs. For example, they were to sprinkle of the blood and the oil seven times, as related in Leviticus:–

Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them; and he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its vessels, to sanctify them (Leviticus 8:10, 11).

Here “seven times” would be entirely without significance if what is holy were not thus represented. And in another place: When Aaron came into the holy place it is said:–

He shall take of the blood of the bullock and sprinkle with his finger upon the faces of the mercy-seat toward the east; and before the mercy-seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times (Lev. 16:14). ( In the Blood there is Life, the Life is a gift of God so therefore Holy. God is seven, Perfection. So you take the HOLY BLOOD OF GOD and sprinkel it with God's perfection upon the mercy-seat.)

And so at the altar:– He shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it and sanctify it (Lev. 16:19).

The particulars here, each and all, signify the Lord Himself, and therefore the holy of love; that is to say, the “blood,” the “mercy-seat,” and also the “altar,” and the “east,” toward which the blood was to be sprinkled, and therefore also “seven.”

[3] And likewise in the sacrifices, of which in Leviticus:–

If a soul shall sin through error, and if the anointed priest shall sin so as to bring guilt on the people, he shall slay the bullock before Jehovah, and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before Jehovah, toward the veil of the sanctuary (Leviticus 4:2, 3, 6).

Here in like manner “seven” signifies what is holy; because the subject treated of is expiation, which is of the Lord alone, and therefore the subject treated of is the Lord. Similar rites were also instituted in respect to the cleansing of leprosy, concerning which in Leviticus:–

Of the blood of the bird, with cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop, the priest shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall make him clean. In like manner he was to sprinkle of the oil that was upon the palm of his left hand seven times before Jehovah. And so in a house where there was leprosy, he was to take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet, and with the blood of the bird sprinkle seven times (Leviticus 14:6, 7, 27, 51).

Here any one may see that there is nothing at all in the “cedar wood,” the “scarlet,” the “oil,” the “blood of a bird,” nor yet in “seven,” except from the fact that they are representative of holy things. Take away from them what is holy, and all that remains is dead, or profanely idolatrous. But when they signify holy things there is Divine worship therein, which is internal, and is only represented by the externals. The Jews indeed could not know what these things signified; nor does any one at the present day know what was signified by the “cedar wood,” the “hyssop,” the “scarlet,” and the “bird.” But if they had only been willing to think that holy things were involved which they did not know, and so had worshiped the Lord, or the Messiah who was to come, who would heal them of their leprosy-that is, of their profanation of holy things-they might have been saved. For they who so think and believe are at once instructed in the other life, if they desire, as to what each and all things represented.

[4] And in like manner it was commanded respecting the red heifer:–

The priest shall take of her blood with his finger and sprinkle of her blood toward the face of the tent of meeting seven times (Num. 19:4).

As the “seventh day” or “sabbath” signified the Lord, and from Him the celestial man, and the celestial itself, the seventh day in the Jewish Church was of all religious observances the most holy; and hence came the “sabbath of sabbath,” in the seventh year (Lev. 25:4), and the “jubilee” that was proclaimed after the seven sabbaths of years, or after seven times seven years (Lev. 25:8, 9). That in the highest sense “seven” signifies the Lord, and hence the holy of love, is evident also from the golden candlestick and its seven lamps (Exod. 25:31-33, 37; 37:17-19, 23; Num. 8:2, 3; Zech. 4:2) and of which it is thus written by John:–

Seven golden lampstands; and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like unto the Son of man (Rev. 1:12, 13).

It very clearly appears in this passage that the “lampstand with the seven lamps” signifies the Lord, and that the “lamps” are the holy things of love, or celestial things; and therefore they were “seven.”

[5] And again:– Out of the throne went forth seven torches of fire, burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God (Rev. 4:5).

Here the “seven torches” that went forth out of the throne of the Lord are the seven lights, or lamps. The same is signified wherever the number “seven” occurs in the Prophets, as in Isaiah:–

The light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that Jehovah bindeth up the breach of His people (Isaiah 30:26).

Here the “sevenfold light, as the light of seven days,” does not signify sevenfold, but the holy of the love signified by the “sun.” See also what was said and shown above respecting the number “seven” (Genesis 4:15). From all this again it is clearly evident that whatever numbers are used in the Word never mean numbers as was also shown before (Genesis 6:3).

AC 717. It is also evident from all this that the subject here treated of is the things of man‘s will, or the good and holy things in him which are predicated of the will. For it is said that he should “take of the clean beast by sevens;” and the same is said in the following verse concerning the “fowl.” But in the preceding chapter (Genesis 6:19, 20), it is not said that he should “take by sevens,” but by “twos,” or pairs; because there things of the understanding are treated of, which are not holy in themselves, but are holy from love, which is of the will.

AC 718. That by “man (vir) and wife” is signified that the truths were conjoined with goods, is evident from the signification of “man” as being truth, which is of the understanding, and from the signification of “wife” as being good, which is of the will (concerning which before), and also from the fact that man has not the least of thought, nor the least of affection and action, in which there is not a kind of marriage of the understanding and the will. Without a kind of marriage, nothing ever exists or is produced. In the very organic forms of man, both composite and simple, and even in the most simple, there is a passive and an active, which, if they were not coupled as in a marriage, like that of man and wife, could not even be there, still less produce anything, and the case is the same throughout universal nature. These incessant marriages derive their source and origin from the heavenly marriage; and thereby there is impressed upon everything in universal nature, both animate and inanimate, an idea of the Lord’s kingdom.

AC 719. That evil affections are signified by the “beasts not clean,” is evident from what has been said and shown before respecting the clean beasts. They are called “clean” because they are gentle, good, and useful. The unclean-of which there are genera and species-are the contrary, being fierce, evil, and not useful. In the Word also they are described as wolves, bears, foxes, swine, and many others; and various cupidities and evil dispositions are signified by them. As to its being here said that unclean beasts also (that is, evil affections) should be brought into the ark, the truth is that the man of that church is here described such as he was in character, and this by the ark, and therefore by the things that were in the ark, or that were brought into the ark; that is to say, the things are described that were in the man before he was regenerated. There were in him the truths and goods with which he had been furnished and gifted by the Lord before regeneration; for without truths and goods no one can ever be regenerated. But here the evils that were in him are spoken of, and are signified by the unclean beasts. There are evils in man which must be dispersed while he is being regenerated, that is, which must be loosened and attempered by goods; for no actual and hereditary evil in man can be so dispersed as to be abolished. It still remains implanted; and can only be so far loosened and attempered by goods from the Lord that it does not injure, and does not appear, which is an arcanum hitherto unknown. Actual evils are those which are loosened and attempered, and not hereditary evils; which also is a thing unknown.

AC 720. That “pairs” signify things relatively profane, is evident from the signification of the number “two.” A “pair,” or “two,” not only signifies marriage (and is, when predicated of the heavenly marriage, a holy number), but it also signifies the same as “six.” That is to say, as the six days of labor are related to the seventh day of rest, or the holy day, so is the number “two” related to “three;” and therefore the third day in the Word is taken for the seventh, and involves almost the same, on account of the Lord‘s resurrection on the third day. And hence the Lord’s coming into the world, and in glory, and every coming of the Lord, is described equally by the “seventh” and by the “third” day. For this reason the two days that precede are not holy, but relatively are profane.