- Messiah’s Shout (Teruah, Groan) ripped open a Doorway to Heaven
- The five-fold Order of Events
- The beginning of the New Reality
- On the day of the first Jubilee of Israel…
- Two Brides and Two Marriage Celebrations
- A Second Exodus
- The Procession of Leah and Rachel
- The additions of Zilpah and Bilhah
Messiah’s Shout (Teruah, Groan) ripped open a Doorway to Heaven:
וְיֵשׁוּעַ קָרָא בְּקוֹל גָּדוֹל
And Yeshua cried out in a loud (lit. great-גָּדוֹל) voice.
The moment Messiah had finished paying the ransom for our sins—for He had paid in full the price of Adam’s (Man’s) redemption—He cried out in a “loud voice” (v’qol gadol-בְּקוֹל גָּדוֹל). This loud voice is the Teruah Shout (תְרוּעָה). It is the “groan” (אֲנָחָה-sighing) of the Spirit that is too “deep for words” (עֲמֻקּוֹת מִמִּלִּים). Unlike the groan of the Spirit that was expressed by the Messiah before Lazarus’ (cf. sect. 6 of mashal of “Rich Man and Lazarus“) resurrection (one of the recorded 7 Signs and 49 miracles of Messiah) this groan not only opened up the physical domain it opened up a portal (window, doorway) to heaven. The Teruah Shout (תְרוּעָה) of Messiah, the Son of the Almighty (Ben Ha-Elohim), opened up a space-time portal from earth and sheol all the way to heaven. This is why after the Messiah blew out His last breath through the Shofar of Elohim (שׁוֹפָר אֱלֹהִים-through His own body) the veil of the Temple (פָּרֺכֶת הַמִּקְדָּשׁ-Parochet HaMikdash) was immediately “torn in two from top to bottom.”
What did this mean spiritually to Israel?
This meant that at this moment of time all Israel was cleansed of all of our sins and that we all were now reconciled to Avinu HaRachamim (our Father of Mercies). This complete purification of our sins meant that all of our people were now (forensically) qualified to permanently receive the Indwelling Presence of the Spirit of Holiness and the gift of eternal life. Now our nation and all of our people (all Israel) could be reconciled to Adonai our Father. From this moment on: all of our people have been entitled to the blessedness of immediate and unlimited spiritual access to Avinu Shebashamayim. All that our ancestors needed to do (that we need to do now) was repent (do teshuvah) and “believe” on the Messiah that our Father in heaven sent to us (M’shiach Adonai). The problem was (continues to be): our religious leaders and secular philosophers have so far convinced most of us that we should not believe on the one whom the Father sent (הוּא שָׁלַח).
אֲנַחְנוּ רוֹאִים כִּי לֹא יָכְלוּ לָבוֹא מִשּׁוּם שֶׁלֹּא הֶאֱמִינוּ.פ
So we see that they (many of our ancestors) unable to enter (the Rest of Adonai) because of unbelief.
Therefore, it is critical today that we believe that HaPalat (the Deliverer) has already come to Zion and that He shall come to us yet a second time to remove (by His once-in-eternity sacrifice) ungodliness from our people (Jacob). For if we believe in Him we are not judged. As a nation and a people, therefore, we must believe in the בְּרִ֥ית חֲדָשָֽׁה that removes all of our sins (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; read more: הברית החדשה).
The five-fold Order of Events:
The order of events of Messiah’s atoning death and life-giving resurrection are five-fold. The five events are:
Event #1. The final groan (teruah) of Messiah;
Event #2. The tearing of the Temple veil;
Event #3. The earthquake;
Event #4. The rocks that were split and the graves that were opened; and
Event #5. After Messiah’s resurrection, it is revealed to us that “many bodies of the holy ones who had fallen asleep (died) were raised” and that these select holy ones (קְדוֹשִׁים-kedoshim) were witnesses of Messiah in Jerusalem. This select group of Jewish kedoshim were immortals. As the resurrected firstfruits of Messiah’s victory over death these holy ones possessed incorruptible, glorified bodies.
The beginning of the New Reality:
So what happened here? we believe the chronology that begins at the ‘final’ sacrificial breath of Messiah tells us three things:
First. Messiah’s last breath is a loud, sad groan. The long sound of the Shofar called a Teruah literally means a Groan. This Final Groan that blasted out of the Shofar of Messiah’s body was so powerful that it rent the (space-time-matter) barrier that exists between the separate dimensions of heaven and earth.
Second. This tearing of the veil of the old reality represented the beginning of a new reality. In the old reality under the sole reign of the Law the Divinely caused earthquakes led to the earth opening up and swallowing the people up alive as an expression of Divine judgment. In the new reality under the Covenant of the Grace of Adonai (established after Messiah’s atonement) the earthquake broke open the earth and the earth gave up the dead unto eternal life. These events occurred as visible proof of the forgiving judgment that was effected under the new administration (the Brit Chadashah-בְּרִית חֲדָשָֽׁה) of the heavenly Father’s grace.
“!אָמֵן. אוֹמֵר אֲנִי לְךָ, הַיּוֹם תִּהְיֶה אַתָּה אִתִּי בְּגַן־עֵדֶן”
“Amen (so be it). I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise (בְּגַן־עֵדֶן)!
Third. We realize that this last great groan of Messiah was the last ‘battle cry’ necessary to assemble as one assembly the righteous spirits of those persons residing in Sheol, so that these righteous inhabitants of the Bosom of Abraham (in paradise-בְּגַן־עֵדֶן) might be taken out of their place of protection and by a supernatural exodus be instantly transported through time. Thereafter, these kedoshim (holy ones) were ordered to instantly appear (assemble) in their new resurrected bodies at the time and place appointed for them. For the resurrected Yehudim (Jews) their place and time of arrival would be in Israel at the time of Messiah’s glorious return from heaven to earth.
On the day of the first Jubilee of Israel:
For the time being it is sufficient to point out that the (time-traveling) holy ones who lived and died prior to the resurrection of Messiah all will be resurrected on the day Messiah will return to Israel. Making the souls of these righteous saints depart from the Bosom of Abraham so long ago to immediately arrive at a distant future designated place and time is not a difficult achievement for G-d. Space, time, matter are not limiting factors for our Creator. It is fascinating to me that in the twenty-first century even unbelieving physicists are willing to consider the scientific possibility that a theoretical Super-being called the “Conscious Causal Agent” could manipulate the space-time continuum causing time-travel to be possible. The holy ones who lived and died prior to the resurrection of Messiah all will be resurrected on the day of Yom Kippur and Jubilee. When the Messiah returns to Israel the first Jubilee ever will be celebrated in Israel. Not even one Jubilee has previously been celebrated in Eretz Israel because Israel has never occupied all of the lands that Adonai has promised us. When the Messiah returns to Israel He will reveal what tribe all of us are from (Ezekiel 48) and He will assign to each of our people their own land; each according to his (or her) own family inheritance.
Two Brides and Two Marriage Celebrations:
The next important question is: What will happen to those of us who have come to faith and died after the first century (CE) when the Bosom of Abraham was emptied? Therefore, what happens to those believers who died after the day of resurrection on HaBikkurim (Firstfruits) almost two thousand years ago? The believers who lived and died before and after the resurrection of the Messiah, like Leah and Rachel, are resurrected under two separate and different wedding covenants (contracts). This means there are two separate *wedding celebrations that must be effected at two separate times and in two separate places.
*The covenant of Adonai with Noah was not a wedding covenant; however, due to their faith in Hayotzer (the Creator), Avi-khol (Father of all), these G-d fearing Gentiles will be resurrected at their appointed time with the kedoshim of Israel.
Wedding Contract #1. Adonai promised the kedoshim who lived under the first covenant of Israel (with Moses) to celebrate His marriage to Israel and the kedoshim of old in Israel (the second bride’s marriage will be celebrated in heaven). The age prior to Messiah’s resurrection is focused on the first bride claiming the promise of her marital celebration being experienced in the messianic kingdom. The ancient Jewish kedoshim were promised to be resurrected at the time when the Messiah restores Israel at His triumphant return from heaven to earth. The prophet Daniel was told that for a time he would be without a body (12:13)—the term sleeping in the earth does not mean one is without consciousness; it means there is consciousness but without a physical body—and that he would at the time appointed by Adonai be resurrected in a new immortal body in his beloved land of Israel; where he would receive his allotted portion (reward). Therefore (in time paradox), when Messiah was resurrected from the dead the spirit and soul of the prophet Daniel that was in the Bosom of Abraham (in Sheol) was instantly transported to eretz Israel to be resurrected as a glorified immortal at the (for us still yet future) time of the triumphant second coming of Messiah; on the first day of the beginning of the Golden Age of Israel.
A Second Exodus:
Wedding Contract #2. What of those kedoshim who came to faith in our heavenly Father (Avinu Shebashamayim) and Messiah after Messiah’s resurrection? The destination of the second exodus (bride) is heaven. The latter day followers of Abba Avinu and Messiah will never experience death. The Assembly of Messiah will never experience what it is like to even visit the protected Bosom of Abraham in Sheol. All of those who die in the second age will resurrect seven years (a week of years) ‘prior’ to the end of the time of Jacob’s Trouble (צָרָ֥ה הִיא֙ לְיַֽעֲקֹ֔ב). The resurrection (and translation) of the followers of Messiah delivered from sin and death in the present age will occur just a ‘moment’ before the seven year Great Tribulation begins. In contrast, all those who died ‘before’ Messiah’s resurrection who were later taken out of Sheol and sent immediately into the time of the messianic age will resurrect at the very ‘end’ of the seven year Great Tribulation (צָרָה גְדוֹלָה).
The Procession of Leah and Rachel:
The symbolic-prophetic meanings of the two brides Leah (לֵאָה) and Rachel (רָחֵל) act as bookends to the seven year time of Jacob’s Trouble (cf. prophetic ‘order of procession’ of Leah and Rachel, Genesis 33:1-7). The time of Jacob’s Trouble is the seven year period of time when the evil one and his false-messiah will rule the entire world. One bride resurrects a moment before the beginning of the Great Tribulation (Rachel). The other bride resurrects at the glorious appearance of Messiah at the end of the time of Jacob’s Trouble (Leah). In this two-part procession the people of the earthly promises (part 1: the first bride, Leah) is composed of those righteous Jews and G-d fearing Gentiles who lived and died before Messiah’s death and resurrection. The people of the heavenly promises (part 2: the second bride, Rachel) is composed of those righteous Jews and G-d fearing Gentiles who lived and died after Messiah’s death and resurrection.
The additions of Zilpah and Bilhah:
There are two other groups of children.
There is a third group and a fourth group of the children of the heavenly Father. These children are the children of the concubines Zilpah (indicating myrrh-זִלְפָּה) and Bilhah (בִּלְהָה-meaning: to be without concern, tender). These are the righteous offspring that are born from above during the Great Tribulation (myrrh; lit. a “trickling” as in myrrh) and the Millennium (to be without concern; i.e. Tender). In relation to the latter one thousand years millennial rule of the Messiah Ben David, it is important to mention that Abraham’s final wife Keturah (קְטוּרָה-“Incense,” ‘fragrance”) is also a prophetic type that speaks of that generation of (mortal) people who are blessed to live on earth during the time of Messiah Ben David’s rule on earth. Regarding the previously referenced second group of righteous ones (symbolized by Rachel) it has been revealed to us the unique manner in which this group (the Assembly of Messiah) will be resurrected and ascend into heaven (as the people of the beloved second bride):
אַחַי, אֵין אָנוּ רוֹצִים שֶׁיֵּעָלֵם מִכֶּם מַה שֶּׁנּוֹגֵעַ לִישֵׁנֵי עָפָר, כְּדֵי שֶׁלֹּא תִּתְעַצְּבוּ כַּאֲחֵרִים אֲשֶׁר אֵין לָהֶם הַתִּקְוָה. אִם אָמְנָם מַאֲמִינִים אָנוּ שֶׁיֵּשׁוּעַ מֵת וְקָם לִתְחִיָּה, כָּךְ גַּם אֶת הַיְשֵׁנִים, בְּאֶמְצָעוּת יֵשׁוּעַ, אֱלֹהִים יָבִיא יַחַד אִתּוֹ. הִנֵּה זֹאת אָנוּ אוֹמְרִים לָכֶם עַל־פִּי דְּבַר הָאָדוֹן: אֲנַחְנוּ הַחַיִּים אֲשֶׁר נִשָּׁאֵר עַד בּוֹא הָאָדוֹן לֹא נַקְדִּים אֶת הַמֵּתִים, שֶׁכֵּן הָאָדוֹן עַצְמוֹ יֵרֵד מִן הַשָּׁמַיִם בִּקְרִיאָה שֶׁל פְּקֻדָּה, בְּקוֹל שַׂר הַמַּלְאָכִים וּבְשׁוֹפַר אֱלֹהִים, וְהַמֵּתִים הַשַּׁיָּכִים לַמָּשִׁיחַ יָקוּמוּ רִאשׁוֹנָה. אַחֲרֵי כֵן אֲנַחְנוּ הַנִּשְׁאָרִים בַּחַיִּים נִלָּקַח יַחַד אִתָּם בַּעֲנָנִים לִפְגֹּשׁ אֶת הָאָדוֹן בָּאֲוִיר, וְכָךְ נִהְיֶה תָּמִיד עִם הָאָדוֹן. עַל כֵּן עוֹדְדוּ זֶה אֶת זֶה בַּדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה.פ
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that [Messiah] Yeshua died and rose again, even so the Almighty One will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in [Messiah] Yeshua. For this we say to you by the D’var HaShem (בִּדְבַר יְהוָֹה), that we who are alive and remain until the Coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel and with the Shofar of Elohim (שׁוֹפַר אֱלֹהִים), and the dead in Messiah will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort (נַחֲמוּ) one another with these words (d’varim-דְּבָרִים).