Part 10 of 15
The Dynaspheres - Past, Present & Future
The Lord’s throne is located in “the holy
,” which is in the 3rd heaven, far above the universe of the heavens and the earth. The universe is all the existing matter and space considered as the cosmos. I doubt “the holy mountainof God ” is a physical “mountain” but rather a place that is high above the cosmos, above the universe. It seems that “the holy mountainof God ” is a corollary to “that day” (Zech 12:10, Zech 13:1) in the eternal kingdom on earth when all “shall come” to “worship the Lord in the Holy Mount at Jerusalem” (Isa 27:13). The Lords “throne” will then have be moved from the 3rd heaven to the “New Jerusalem” on “the new earth” (Rev 21:5, 22:2-3). mountainof God
As seen earlier, the heavenly government had occasion to convene on “mount of the congregation,” perhaps a planet of some sort in the lower heavens. Just as the Lord met and walked with Adam in “the cool of the day” (Gen 3:8) on earth, the Lord would come down from “the holy
” to meet with the angelic host in “the mount of the congregation” in the northern part of the universe (Isaiah 14:13). mountainof God
Lucifer, as the highest “cherub,” originally had access to “the holy
” and the “stones of fire.” Eze. 28:14 Thou (Lucifer) art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountainof God ; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. mountainof God
The cherub’s function was to guard the God’s throne on “the holy
.” They also guarded “the way to the tree of life” in the Garden of Eden after Adam’s fall. The cherub image was engraved on the ceiling, walls and veil of Solomon’s mountainof God . There were two massive freestanding cherubs fashioned of olive wood and overlaid with gold to “cover” or overshadow the mercy seat lid of Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies with their wings (1Kings 23-28; 2 Chron. 3:10-13, 5:7-8). Temple
We know that God His self is the ultimate power “above all” (Eph 4:6). God created multiple “stories (levels of rank) in the heavens” (Amos 9:6, below). The verse below references the 2nd heaven’s “stories” or levels as the base of operation for the “angelic band” and “army of God” over the earth.
Amos 9:5-6 …Lord GOD … 6 It is he that buildeth (Heb., bana, sets up) his stories (Heb., maala, levels of rank) in the heaven, and hath founded (Heb., yasad, established) his troop (Heb., agguda, band of angels) in the earth…
Psalms 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host (saba, army) of them by the breath of his mouth.
We’ve previously discussed Lucifer’s planned a coup d'état against the most High God. Note below Lucifer used the term “I will” five times, indicating his pride and planned insurrection.
Isaiah 14:13 (Lucifer) For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend (go up) into (the 3rd) heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars (angels) of God: I will sit also upon (above) the mount of the congregation (angelic meeting place), in the sides of the north (of the universe): 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Lucifer’s plan was to ascend above the 2nd heaven to the “the holy
” and “be like the most High.” This resulted in Lucifer’s first fall; when he was “cut down” from his high place and authority in the overarching heavenly sphere to the 2nd heaven and the earth. Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground (Heb., eres, earth), which didst weaken the nations! He made havoc on the pre-Adamic earth. mountainof God
Lucifer had made “merchandise of” (Exe 28:16 below), and “trafficked” (verse 18) his planned insurrection. He “sold” his plan to one third of the angelic host (Rev 12:4). These angels bought into his evil plan. Lucifer fell from his high place on “the Holy Mount of God” to the 2nd heaven, which currently is the place of Lucifer’s seat of authority over the earth.
Ezekiel 28:11-18 THOU (LUCIFER) 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 (peddled plan) they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the
: 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 (GK., eres, earth), I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. 18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy TRAFFICK (peddled plan); therefore will I bring forth a fire (of desire) from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. mountainof God
Old Testament prophecies are often split in the time of fulfillment. I believe the first half of verses 17 and 18 has already happened pre-Adamic – Lucifer was “cast to the ground (earth)” and he did defile God’s “sanctuary” of the third heaven. The second half of verses 17 and 18 are yet to be fulfilled – “I will lay thee before kings” and “I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth.” Jesus spoke of the Devil’s ultimate fate in “the lake of fire” that was “prepared for the Devil and his angels” (Matt 25:41).
Recall that a “principality” is an “archangel,” the highest ranking of the angelic beings. A “principality” is high ranking over a high realm. The “principalities” command the “angelic armies” (below) who are divided and assigned over “nations (countries)” under “the sky,” meaning on earth. They are concerned with the big issues and events surrounding those nations, including politics, military matters, commerce, and trade.
Deuteronomy 4:19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven (Heb., saba, angelic armies), shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy GOD HATH DIVIDED (Heb., halaq, apportioned) UNTO ALL NATIONS UNDER THE WHOLE HEAVEN (Heb., shamayin, the sky).
Colossians 1:16 For by him (Christ) were all things created, that are IN HEAVEN, and that are IN EARTH, VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers…
Deut 4:19 (above) warns against idolatry of sun and angel worship, etc. We can learn more from this verse. It appears that the visible nations on earth are organized according to invisible angelic principalities and armies. So there’s more than meets the eye with the structure of the nations on earth. Don’t assume its just liberal, conservatives, communist, slavery, freedom, and capitalist. “...the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not...” (2 Cor. 4:4). Many of these ideas originate with the “evil one” himself. It seems that every nation then has an assigned angelic “principality.” Today there are demonic “principalities” as well as godly “principalities.”
There appear to be more demonic “princes” than godly. As with earthly human governments that have Presidents, State Governors, and City Mayors, there are various ranks of angelic beings that are placed over the greater and lesser realms with delegated ruling authority from its “prince.” Ephesians 6:12 … principalities… powers… the rulers of the darkness of this world… spiritual wickedness in high places. As we’ve seen, Lucifer and his fallen angels were cast to the lower heavens and the earth, thus affecting the nations and men.
“Wherein in time past ye (Gentiles) walked according to the course of this world (Gk., aion, age), according to THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR, THE SPIRIT THAT NOW WORKETH IN THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE” (Ephesians 2:2)
Note in Daniel 10:20-21 below that there are fallen angelic “princes” over specific principalities (over nations on earth), who resist God’s purpose. The “prince of
” and the “prince of Grecia” contended with Gabriel. In the account below we see the Angel Gabriel comes to Daniel after being withstood for 21 days by “the prince of Persia ”; and that Michael is named as God’s Prince over Daniel. Persia
Daniel 10:13 But THE PRINCE OF THE KINGDOM OF PERSIA WITHSTOOD ME (GABRIEL) ONE AND TWENTY DAYS: but, lo, MICHAEL, one of the chief princes, CAME TO HELP ME; and I remained there with the kings of
Daniel 10:20-21 Then said he (Gabriel), Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee (Daniel)? and now will I return to fight with the prince of
: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. 21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and THERE IS NONE THAT HOLDETH (stand) WITH ME (THE ANGEL GABRIEL) IN THESE THINGS, BUT MICHAEL (THE ANGEL) YOUR PRINCE. Persia
Note in verse 21 above that after Lucifer’s fall, there was only Michael as the Princely Highest Angel of the Most High God to stand with the Angel Gabriel. Today the heavens are not yet purged of Lucifer and his angelic rebels. Though Lucifer was cast from the highest heaven to the lower heavens over the earth, today he will still has access to God to “accuse the brethren” (Rev 12:10), till the mid-Tribulation.
Below we read the prophetic account of Satan’s next fall where he is not only evicted from the lower heavens but when he is “cast to the earth.” There is “no more place for him in heaven” (v8). Lucifer is limited to the earth, having no more access to God to “accuse the brethren” (v10) of Messianic believers. This occurs in the middle of the 7-year Tribulation period, starting the 3-1/2 year Great Tribulation. The Serpent is then filled with wrath because he then knows his time is short.
Revelation 12:7-10 there was WAR IN HEAVEN: MICHAEL AND HIS ANGELS FOUGHT AGAINST THE DRAGON; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And (the dragon) prevailed not; NEITHER WAS THEIR PLACE FOUND ANY MORE IN HEAVEN. 9 And THE GREAT DRAGON WAS CAST OUT, THAT OLD SERPENT, CALLED THE DEVIL, AND SATAN, WHICH DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD: HE WAS CAST OUT INTO THE EARTH, and HIS ANGELS WERE CAST OUT WITH HIM. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for THE ACCUSER OF OUR BRETHREN IS CAST DOWN, which accused them before our God day and night.
At this point Satan, now called “the dragon” (below), will seek to destroy the believing “remnant of her (
’s) seed,” (Rev 12:17 below). Israel
Revelation 12:17 And THE DRAGON was wroth with the woman (Israel), and went to make war with THE REMNANT OF HER SEED, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
The “dragon” will empower “the Beast,” the Anti-Christ (Rev 13:1-2 below).
Revelation 13:1-2 And I stood upon the sand of the sea (of humanity), and saw A BEAST (Anti-Christ) rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and THE DRAGON GAVE HIM (Anti-Christ) HIS POWER, AND HIS SEAT, AND GREAT AUTHORITY.
has been ruled or threatened by the heathen nations for all its history. The time is coming when The Lord will “shake the heavens and the earth” and “overthrow the throne of kingdoms of the heathen” on earth. Below we see that the Lord truly is over all the realms of authority (Psalm 8:1). Israel
Haggai 2:21-22 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I (THE LORD) WILL SHAKE THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH; 22 And I WILL OVERTHROW THE THRONE OF KINGDOMS, AND I WILL DESTROY THE STRENGTH OF THE KINGDOMS OF THE HEATHEN…
Through it all, the “elect” of
will be protected and carried on “wings of eagles” to a safe haven; just as God delivered Israel Israelfrom on “eagles wings” (Exo. 19:4) more than 3,000 years before. This will last for the final three and one-half years of the Tribulation called the Great Tribulation. Egypt
Revelation 12:14 And to THE WOMAN WERE GIVEN TWO WINGS OF A GREAT EAGLE, THAT SHE MIGHT FLY INTO THE WILDERNESS, INTO HER PLACE, WHERE SHE IS NOURISHED FOR A TIME, AND TIMES, AND HALF A TIME (3-1/2 years), from the face of the serpent.
With all heaven fully purged of Lucifer and his fallen angelic host, God will pour out His wrath upon the ungodly on earth in the 2nd half of the Tribulation. God will protect and deliver the 144,000 called “the elect” (Rev 14:1) of
. It is for the “the elect’s sake” that the Lord will “shorten (cut short)” the terrible days of judgment (Matt 24:21, Rev 7:14), lest all flesh would die (see below). The “elect” will then live on after the tribulation into the eternal Israel on the “new earth.” Yet also, many Messianic believers will be martyred for their “testimony of Jesus” in “that day” (Rev 6:9-10, 12:17), during the Tribulation. kingdomof God
Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but FOR THE ELECT’S SAKE THOSE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED.
The 144,000 “elect” believers ofJesus’ subsequent celestial (heavenly) ministry concerns “the church, which is His body.” Only Paul uses the term “body of Christ.” Only Paul, as Christ’s “Apostle to the Gentiles” (Rom 11:13), writes thirteen epistles to the members of “the body of Christ.” Only Paul reveals the catching away or rapture of “the body of Christ,” whereby they are removed from the earth… before all these the happenings noted in the book of Revelations occur on earth.
are not “the church, which is His body.” The book of Revelations concerns the fulfillment of prophecy concerning the nation and believers of Israel – not “the body of Christ.” We must recall that Jesus of Nazareth, in His earthly ministry said He came specifically to minister only to “the lost sheep of the house of Israel ” (Matt 15:24) – there was no “church, which is His body” yet in view. Jesus, in His earthly ministry, is speaking to the Jews concerning the children of Israel Israel and the kingdom of God on earth.