THE HEAVENLY PATTERN OF WORSHIP
This teaching can be found in the book of Hebrews chapter 9 verses 11 -27. However, I am going to explain it to you in the way the Lord showed me, through pictures.
I don’t know if you remember Watch with Mother, a lunch time program for young children? Well I grew up watching these programs, a lady tells us a story and then teaches the children how to make creative things so that they understand the story. Well it is the same with our heavenly Mother who I see as the Holy Spirit. We are made in God’s image, male and female and this is my simple way of understanding God, as a Father, Mother and Husband, that is a Royal Family. Our Husband and Brother is Jesus, and Father God is our Father. Each part has a different function and when they are each given the freedom to play their given role, there is a connection between heaven and earth which is quite spectacular.
When God told Moses to build the Tabernacle or Tent in the wilderness or desert, it was to teach His children about His Heavenly Pattern of worship. If you want to look this up, it can be found in Exodus 25-31 and 35-40. However, this is the old pattern of worship and it is important NOT to get bogged down in it all. Let us summarise this whole Tabernacle as the Ark of the Covenant. This was a wooden box covered in gold with gold cherubim and a mercy seat on top. The cherubim are angels with wings, this is found in the most Holy Place and only the high priest could access it once a year to make sacrifices for his sin and the sin of his people.
What was inside this box? There were the two tablets of the Law given to Moses on Mount Sinai, these were the 10 commandments.
Alongside these were the jar of manna or bread and the rod of Aaron which had sprouted and blossomed and produced almonds.
Yes, well it is all rather strange but let me explain it in an easily understandable way.
This is the picture of our church at the moment. We are living in the old pattern, the old Law which nobody can keep and we are eating the old stale bread/manna. The rod of Aaron represents the old priesthood which could not save despite all the sacrifices. This, I believe represents all our works, works that cannot save, they are dead works. When we understand this, Holy Spirit leads us to repent and lay down our works and rest, we then enter a period in the ark where we are refined and purified. This is like the story of Noah’s Ark, and we all have to go through this storm. As we rest in the presence of God, represented by the Ark we go through our own death, death to our flesh or sin. It is only when we have been through this process of maturing that we start to bud and blossom and produce spiritual fruit. The Ark is a picture of coming into intimacy with God, we, the church, are described as the bride of Christ. This is a mystery as described in Ephesians 5, what is this mystery? It is the process of becoming one flesh with our Saviour. Is it a coincidence that everyone in Noah’s Ark was part of a couple? This is the meaning of communion, it is a connection with our heavenly Bridegroom.
So what happens when this connection is made? Jesus takes us out of the Ark, for the storm is over and all the confusion and division is at an end. We start to see clearly and all our religious traditions are washed away. We are invited to ‘come up here’ as John was in Revelation 4, an invitation right into the worship room in heaven.
We are now a new creation, because of what Jesus has done. He was the perfect sacrifice and when he died on the cross he said “It is finished”, which in Hebrew can also mean “My bride”, see The Passion Translation of John 19 v 29.
Ephesians 2 v 6
He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with Him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ.
Read verses 11-22 which describes how we are his temple/church/tabernacle. There is no building for each one is being transformed into the Holy of Holies, that just means that God makes His home in you by His Holy Spirit. Each person is like a stone in the building and so if a stone is missing then the fulness of the new creation cannot come. We all need to forget our differences and come together as one, no more different denominations shunning one another.
Now we are in a place of REST, a place where we BELIEVE what Jesus has already done for us, a place where we know that everything has been a gift from God, all we have to do is BELIEVE AND RECEIVE LIKE A LITTLE CHILD. See Hebrews 4
Jesus was not like Aaron, he was given a different priesthood, this could not be accessed until he had died and risen from the dead. We are to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and when we die to all our works, we are born again like a little baby. Like a little baby we are fed and looked after and are totally dependant on our Mother from Heaven or Holy Spirit.
Jesus says that no one can enter the Kingdom of heaven/God unless he becomes like a little child, see Matthew 18 v 3.
This priesthood is the priesthood of Melchizedek which just means the King of Righteousness. Melchizedek was the king of Salem which means peace. We, too can receive this priesthood and kingship because we receive it NOT through anything we have done, but because of what Jesus has done. In short, we swop our self -righteousness for Jesus’ righteousness, our sin for his perfect purity.
You can read about this in Hebrews 5.
So, now what? Well, what happens in Revelation 4, in the throne room of heaven?
All I can see is worship of our Holy God, all I can see is every angel and person in heaven bowing down before our King of Kings.
I believe this could be a picture of mature sons and daughters of God walking in the image of Christ.
We are bold and courageous like the lion.
We become like servants, serving others like the ox.
We are redeemed humanity, that is saved by Jesus, a man like us.
We begin to see clearly and are given 20/20 vision like an eagle.
An eagle means the prophetic part of our nature is now working because we hear God speak clearly to us and see him Face to face.
An eagle can fly nearer the sun/Son than any other bird.
Now, let me take you back to the beginning of this teaching and Watch with Mother. Holy Spirit showed me that I was like Looby Loo from the program called Andy Pandy. Looby Loo was a doll who was stuck in a box, Mother lifted her out of the box and she taught Andy Pandy and the rest of the toys to dance.
This is a picture of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth setting us free from religion and now we can dance and worship the One True God in spirit and truth. I used to be very religious and I would grab hold of a formula or person and follow them instead of Jesus. This is idol worship and while we look to any church or person or ministry to get close to God, we are lost. This ministry is to help point you to the TRUTH, that is to JESUS.
A few years ago God sent me to a worship academy which cost money and time, I did know why I was there and so danced and waved some banners. I was NOT changed. Afterwards Holy Spirit took me into HER school, I became intimate with the Lord, I started to write poems, songs and books, all worship. I grew in maturity and learned to become a leader. I let go of every one of my works. The Lord instructed my husband and I to set up this website and sent a beautiful man of God to tell me. He told me this was not a choice but a command from God. My first poem was birthed in his time of worship, we had a start time and continued until the anointing stopped. There was no plan except to search the Face of God. The man leading this was a Messianic Jew, he mentored me from afar. I met with him only a handful of times. This is the pattern to maturity, we need mentors at first but as we grow in maturity we need to feed directly from the heavenly breasts instead of the bottle.
Despite this ministry being a work of God, I had to keep laying it down because I was striving and getting overwhelmed. All this has been preparation and I am ready only because I know I can’t do this but I KNOW HOLY SPIRIT CAN.