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There are two God given metaphors that give meaning and describe the structure of God’s view and plans from the Torah, the various books in the Tanakh (O.T.) and the book of Revelation. Two metaphors that opens up the understanding of the book of Revelation! **
(I.) The first metaphor.
The betrothal/marriage covenant which depicts God’s concept of how HE thinks about us within HIS all encompassing Covenant of Salvation found in Genesis 15:17 for example.
[A.] “The first five books of the Bible mirror the ancient Hebrew Ketubah, or the marriage contract.”
[B.] Study the Hebrew roots of the scripture to understand the symbolism.
[C.] “Through the betrothal covenant, HE intends to remarry HIS people, who divorced HIM in the Garden of Eden.” (He has put the marriage contract in force at the beginning. However, HE had to provide a way to fulfill the covenant, which is where HIS living Word (Yeshua) played a crucial part.)
[D.] As events build to the coming of Jesus:
1. God speaks and communicates again and again of the pure relationship between the bride and the groom.
2. Speaking and communicating of harmonious interactions between husband and wife.
3. Speaking of the details of a ritual of marriage and of bearing children and to bequeathing a good and honorable inheritance which does include rewards building up naturally as a result from relationship.
(II.) The second metaphor is God’s sacred Menorah.
The symbol God designed that actually comes into it’s own because it organizes the framework of chapters and verses in Revelation. And this symbol depicts the structure of the Apostle John’s vision where these chapters and verses hang on for understanding! This God given metaphor is about structure that shows HIS plan for restoring HIS bride to Himself!
The Menorah does show us how God organizes the book of Revelation and much of the prophetic and historical scripture contained in the Tanakh (the Old Testament) supports John’s vision in Revelation it’s self.
** “Lost in Translation Rediscovering The Hebrew Roots of Our Faith, vol.1,” by John Klein & Adam Spears, chapter 5, pgs. 100-101.
Book on Covenant/Betrothal entitled, “Lost in Translation Rediscovering The Hebrew Roots of Our Faith, vol.1,” by John Klein & Adam Spears.
Book on Covenant/Betrothal entitled, “Lost in Translation The Book of Revelation Through Hebrew Eyes, Vol. 2,” by John Klein & Adam Spears.
Book on Covenant/Betrothal entitled, “Lost in Translation Volume 3, The Book of Revelation: 2 Brides, 2 Destinies, Vol.3” by John Klein & Adam Spears.