a reply to: jhill76
The plan of the ages is shown in the temple feasts, and the pattern of the tabernacle. 3 courts. 3 main feasts. 3 general ages.
Passover=Barley harvest=Outer court=1st heaven
Pentecost=Wheat harvest=Inner court=2nd heaven
Tabernacles=Grape harvest=Holy of Holies=3rd heaven
Jesus said he had much more to tell them but they couldn't bear it now. This was pre-pentecost, when the tongues of flame landed on their heads,
burning away one layer of the veils. Taking the disciples from an outer court understanding, to the inner court, or Holy Place. Much more was given
to them on that day. They were new men after the upper room. They had been inducted into the priesthood so to speak, and could enter (figuratively)
the priestly section of the temple/tabernacle, the Holy Place.
Now when Paul speaks of things that are not lawful to hear, he is speaking of going up into the third heaven. And what was revealed there? The
mystery that had been hidden for ages past:
The 2 shall become one flesh (concerning christ and the church)
Christ in you is the hope of glory
He is creating one new man
This mystery of the ages was hidden behind the final veil. Paul was born out of time, and thus did not remain in the 3rd heaven/Holy of Holies. We
all must enter His rest together (Hebrews), and the time has not come yet for the unveiling of the Sons of God. The way has been opened by our elder
brother, who entered through the veil of his flesh.
The 7 seals are set for the end of the ages, I'm not speaking of the end of the world. Not a doom porn scenario. But the end of the ages in you.
1 Cor 10
" these things happened as examples(types) on whom the end of the ages have come" prior to this he is speaking of the allegory of the Israelite
story. That we all were under the cloud in the wilderness, that we all crossed the Jordan. And if you know the rest of the story they should enter
into the promised land.
Heb 4 " But if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day", it goes on at the end of the chapter to describe our Great
The entering of the promised land is as the Holy of Holies or the 3rd heaven, aka HIs Rest, A sabbath remains for us, and we must seek to enter that
Heb 5 goes into the high priesthood more, then stops and says, "On this topic there is much more to say, but you have become sluggish and need baby
These teachings having to do with the high priesthood (holy of holies), are too much for most, and people want to stay where they are, they are
Remember the mystery revealed in the holy of holies to Paul. 2=1, Christ in you
This is too much for most to bear. Even as I type this most will overlook it, and then go pray to a god "out there".
15But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart; 16but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17Now the
Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18But we all, with unveiled face
, beholding as in a mirror the glory
of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image
from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.