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.

Light

Revelation 21:23: The Lamb is the light thereof.

Quietly contemplate the Lamb as the Light of heaven. Light in Scripture is the emblem of joy. The joy of the saints in heaven is comprised in this: Jesus chose us, loved us, bought us, cleansed us, robed us, kept us, glorified us: we are here entirely through the Lord Jesus. Each one of these thoughts shall be to them like a cluster of the grapes of Eshcol. (The promised Land) Light is also the cause of beauty. Nought of beauty is left when light is gone. Without light no radiance flashes from the sapphire, no peaceful ray proceedeth from the pearl; and thus all the beauty of the saints above comes from Jesus. As planets, they reflect the light of the Sun of Righteousness; they live as beams proceeding from the central orb. If He withdrew, they must die; if His glory were veiled, their glory must expire. Light is also the emblem of knowledge. In heaven our knowledge will be perfect, but the Lord Jesus Himself will be the fountain of it. Dark providences, never understood before, will then be clearly seen, and all that puzzles us now will become plain to us in the light of the Lamb. Oh! what unfoldings there will be and what glorifying of the God of love! Light also means manifestation. Light manifests. In this world it doth not yet appear what we shall be. God's people are a hidden people, but when Christ receives His people into heaven, He will touch them with the wand of His own love, and change them into the image of His manifested glory. They were poor and wretched, but what a transformation! They were stained with sin, but one touch of His finger, and they are bright as the sun, and clear as crystal. Oh! what a manifestation! All this proceeds from the exalted Lamb. Whatever there may be of effulgent splendour, Jesus shall be the centre and soul of it all. Oh! to be present and to see Him in His own light, the King of kings, and Lord of lords!


Genesis {1:3} And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. {1:4} And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness. {1:5} And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Father, before We start this study I would ask that you bless us with a heart of flesh, so we may come before your throne humbled in heart and spirit. Give those that are yours the eyes and the ears to understand your Words. Guide us in truth and understanding. I pray that this study does not do as these verses state in Revelations 22:18-19

Rev.{22:18} For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: {22:19} And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book.

Open your Bibles, and lets read Genesis 1:3 and God said let there be light.

From this passage many state the meaning Of Genesis 1:3 as God, the Father creating here light to shine on this world the first day. But with this interpretation of Genesis 1:3 there appears to be a stumbling block. That stumbling block is, how can this be the same light as the light to shine upon the earth if He didn’t create the two great lights until Genesis 1:16. As of yet, there must and is more to understand the meaning of,” Let there be Light.

Genesis{1:14} And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: {1:15} And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. {1:16} And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also. {1:17} And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, {1:18} And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that [it was] good.

As we move on let us see if we can find some meaning of the light in Genesis 1:3.

Open your Bibles, and lets us read Exodus 3:14, I am that I am.

Exodus {3:14} And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

. I pronoun [ first person singular ] used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself: accept me for what I am. (AM) be |bē| verb (sing. present am |am| ; are |är| ; is |iz| ; pl. present are; 1st and 3rd sing. past was |wəz, wäz| ; 2nd sing. past and pl. past were |wər| ; present subjunctive be; past subjunctive were; present participle being |ˈbēiNG| ; past participle been |bin| ) 1 (usu. there is/are) EXIST:

God said to Moses in Exodus 3:14 thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I am that I am, hath sent me unto you.

Now look close at the two meanings I have posted. I, is a pronoun, first person singular.

. So when God states I, He is talking about Himself. Now look close to the word AM. It is a little more difficult to understand its meaning. We normally just assume the meaning. But do we really know its meaning. Am, to EXIST, that is the meaning curtailed here. So God is stating in Exodus 3:14 : thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, ( I ), GOD, (AM) EXISTANCE hath sent me unto you.

Yes, God is EXISTANCE and nothing exists without Him!

exist |igˈzist| verb [ no obj. ] 1 have objective reality or being: remains of these baths still exist on the south side of the Pantheon | there existed no organization to cope with espionage. To live.

Now just what can we gleam from this understanding of I AM? We know I is the first person singular, And God is referring to Himself here. We also know now AM is to live, reality, being. So god is saying by the word AM, He is reality.

So what is reality, being, life, Is it not light? Let see if John 1 can shade light on this.

John{1:3} All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. {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.

Remember in Genesis 1 it was God the created all things. So it was God that brought all things into existence. (I am). And what is existence, it is Life. Read John 1:4. In Him,( GOD) was life. And life was the light of men. Here we can see God putting together LIGHT and LIFE as being the same!

So LIGHT IS EXISTANCE. Go back to Genesis 1:3-5. When God stated Let there be Light He was not talking about the light from the sun or the moon but EXISTANCE.

"God is Light"

I John {1:5}This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. {1:6} If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: {1:7} But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

II Corinthians{4:6} For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

I Timothy{6:16} Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honour and power everlasting. Amen.

Revelations{21:23} And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof.

Exodus {3:14} And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. ( EXISTENCE )

"Jesus is Light"

John {8:12} Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Revelations{21:23} And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof.

John{1:3} All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. {1:4} In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

In Christ was existance and this existance is the Life, Light of man.

"Man in His own Image"

Genesis{1:27} So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Ephesians{5:8} For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

John{1:3} All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. {1:4} In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

In Christ was existance and this existance is the Life, Light of man.


THE MORING STAR: LUCIFER

THE MORING STAR:

A Study by Joseph Rossomando

ISA. 14:12 How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!

Genesis{3:1} Now the serpent was more subtle (remove impurities or unwanted elements) than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.

Matt.{10:16} Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

The fall of Satan takes place in Chapter 3 of Genesis as he tells Eve,”Yea, hath God said,Ye shall not eat of every tree of the Garden?”

LUCIFER= light bringer, “the morning star”: Isa 14:12 (heylel, “spreading brightness”). Symbol of the once bright but now fallen king of Babylon. The title belongs of right to Christ (Rev 22:16), therefore about to be assumed by antichrist, of whom Babylon is type and mystical Babylon the forerunner

(Rev 17:4-5). The language is primarily drawn from that of Satan himself, the spirit that energized the pagan world power Babylon, that now energizes the apostate church, and shall at last energize the last secular antichrist (the fourth kingdom little horn) and his champion, the false prophet (the third kingdom little horn), the harlot’s successor, who shall oppress Israel, as the fourth kingdom little horn oppresses the Gentile world: Dan 7:8-26 (Chaldee); 8:9-11 (Hebrew); Rev 13:4; 16:13-14; 2 Thess 2:9.

“Lucifer” is thus naturally applied to Satan (Luke 10:18; Rev 12:8-9; Jude 6). Jesus saith, “I will give him that overcometh the morning star,”

Myself (Rev 2:28; 22:16); reflecting My brightness, he shall shine like Me “the morning star,” sharing My kingly glory of which a star is the symbol (Num 24:17; Matt 2:2).

( READ: EZEK 28: 13-17 ) 13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 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. 16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

2 Corinthians11:13-14For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

1966 – The morning star (heylel (hay-lale’); In response to the question, “Is Jesus the ‘Bright Morning Star’, or is ‘Lucifer’? I have always thought “Lucifer” was the devil, but now I am confused because I see the term also used of Christ?” Lucifer |ˈlo͞osəfər| another name for Satan.Before his fall.[by association with the ‘son of the morning’ (Isa. 14:12), believed by Christian interpreters to be a reference to Satan. from Latin, ‘light-bringing, morning star,’ from lux, luc- ‘light’ + -fer ‘bearing.’

2Pet 1:19 (NIV) And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

Rev 22:16 (NIV) “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” Rev. 2: 26-28 And he that overcommit, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star.

Ezek 28:14-Lucifer was and anointed cherub ( SERAPHIM ) (( Burning, Fiery )) Isa.6:6 – JESUS CHRIST was and anointed cherub also. Both were Morning Stars, Cherub’s and Seraphim’s were not angles as the world knows them but aspects of GOD’S nature. Jesus Christ is God because he has God’s nature.

So in Isa. 14:12 Satan was referred as a Morning star because that is what he was before his fall, just as Christ was and still is.The Morning Star. As Christ is known as the corner stone of the CHURCH and being a Seraphim (Fiery). God refers in Ezek 28:14 :When talking about the fall of Satan.refers to him thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.( THE CHURCH ) You see before Satan’s fall He, just as Jesus is called “ Lucifer”, (1966 – The morning star (heylel (hay-lale’) the morning Star. So there is no contradiction in scripture. REV. 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. ( Lamb, Jesus,eyes, lamps Rev. 1:14 The eyes of Christ are the Seven churchs EYES OF FIRE LAMPS,Holy Spirit)

SO THE LAMB HAS SEVEN HORNS AND SEVEN EYES WHICH ARE THE SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD. SO THE SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD ARE THE CHURCHES ( THE EYES OF GOD) AND THE LAMB AS IT HAD BEEN SLAIN (CHRIST) HAS SEVEN HORNS AND SEVEN EYES, WHICH ARE THE SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD. THEN CHRIST IS THE LAMB AND HE HAS SEVEN HORNS AND SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD, CHRIST IS THE CHURCHES HIMSELF, BEING SET FORTH INTO ALLTHE EARTH WITH THE GOSPEL.

NOW READ 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. ( NOTE: LUCIFER COULD OF BEEN ONE OF THE SEVEN STARS OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES.)

Job.1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God ( TRUE BELIEVERS ARE THE SON’S OF GOD:(1John 3:2; Heb. 12:7; Gasl4:5; Romans 8:19; Romans 8:14) (1 JOHN 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.) came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. 7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. So the Son’s of God came to present themselves before the Lord, in other words they came to gather as a church, in which Satan was a member. ( There are many church today which Satan is a member)

THE EYES OF THE LORD REPRESENTS THE CHURCH, and it goes to and fro in the earth,and walking up and down in it. THE BODY OF CHRIST.

II CHRONICLES 16: 9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself (Jesus Christ) strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

Zechariah 1:7 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, 8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white. 9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be. 10 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth. ( The church: In the volume of the book it is written of me )

Zechariah 4:1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, 2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: 3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. 4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord? 5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. 6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, (HOLY SPIRIT)saith the LORD of hosts. 7 Who art thou, O great mountain?( GOD THE FATHER) before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: ( GOD gives up His glory to become the Son of man ,Jesus Christ)and he shall bring forth the headstone(Christ the corner stone of the church) thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

8 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. 10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven;(The seven SPIRITS of GOD) they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth. 11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof? 12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves? 13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. 14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the LORD of the whole earth.( THE OIL EQUALS THE WORD OF GOD, BEING POURED OUT BY THE HOLY SPIRIT AND OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE TWO OLIVE TREES,TO THE WORLD.)

Nu 24:17 (NIV) “I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a sceptre will rise out of Israel…” Mt 2:2 (NIV) and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”

Mt 2:7-10 (NIV) Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.

Lu 1:76-79 (NIV) [Zechariah concerning John:] “And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”

John 1:7-9 (NIV) He [John] came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.

Isa 9:2 (NIV) The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.

Mt 4:16 (NIV) “The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”

Isa 60:1-2 (NIV) “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.”

John 8:12 (NIV) Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

EZEK 28: 13-17 13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 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. ( THE church, ye are precious stones,upon this stone I will build my church )15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

LET HIM THAT HAVE THE EYES TO SEE , SEE WHAT THE SPIRIT TEACHES.