The blood of Christ or Old Wineskins Leaven of Jubilee 98
The end-time religion will find itself in a vat of new wine. If we reject the blood of Christ our blood will be required as God's wrath treads in the wine press of charismatic, Word-denying worship rituals. Any wineskin in which ferment was taking place was an old wineskin. If, God forbid, fermenting wine was the gospel and the kingdom in any country, then the wine should be removed, the leaven destroyed with fumes of sulfur or boiled, put into a new wineskin and it could be preserved without the leaven of jubilating praise and content-deprived preaching and songs:
So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. Re 14:19
And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses' bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs. Re 14:20
The kings of Tyre and Babylon were "harp-playing prostitutes" and they used the things they lusted after to seduce the people to put them into slavery. The king of Tyre came "equipped for a musical ministry" and the king of Babylon would go with "her" harps into Sheol.
The end-time Great Harlot will be be drunk with "new wine" or "the blood of Christ."
And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Re 17:5
I saw the woman, drunk with the blood (haima new wine or the blood of Christ) of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement. Re 17:6
And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. Re 17:7
"Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. Re.17:9
The woman may not "sit" upon seven hills or seven mounts. Rather, she may rest and build her new empire upon those "little hills" who lift themselves above the plain of all other evangelists or false teacher:
Oros (h3735) or'-os; prob. from an obsol, (to rise or "rear"; perh. akin to 142; comp. 3733); a mountain (as lifting itself above the plain): - hill, mount (-ain)
Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. Mt.4:8
Jesus warned us not to call any one person our authority or teacher. This was true because "they took away the key to knowledge." When the church can busy itself with self-salvation schemes or building walls or breaking down walls it will always be a feud among self-seekers who are involved in self-preservation as the "king of the hills or mountains." When we honor and feud over these men we have been suckered away from our watchtower and down into the dark valleys with wineskins, women worship teams and seduction by "Jubal's" search for ragtag orchestras.
Mountain or hill is made up of two words:
Airo (h142) ah'ee-ro; a prim. verb; to lift; by impl. to take up or away; fig. to raise the voice, keep in suspense (the mind); spec. to sail away (i.e. weigh anchor); by Heb. [comp. 5375] to expiate sin: - away with, bear (up), carry, lift up, loose, make to doubt, put away, remove, take (away, up).
Ornis (h3733) or'-nis; prob. from a prol. form of the base of 3735; a bird (as rising in the air), i.e. (spec.) a hen (or female domestic fowl): - hen.
Jubilee 98 will be the tenth king who dominates the other little horns to receive their kingdom by approving association with the "final" battle on a "city set on seven hills" which could be Nashville:
And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power (influence or authority) as kings one hour with the beast. Re 17:12
These have one mind, and shall give their power (talent or capacity) and strength unto the beast. Re 17:13
These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. Re 17:14
These little horns (coronet in the Old Testament) are related to :
Karphos (g2595) kar'-fos; from karpho , (to wither); a dry twig or straw: - mote
Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brothers eye. Lu.6:42
However, our horn will win:
And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; Lu.1:69
This final battle is not the war of the world. Rather, it is the war of the words. The battle is from the Greek"
Polemeo (g4170) pol-em-eh'-o; from 4171; to be (engaged) in warfare, i.e. to battle (lit. or fig.): - fight, (make) war.
Polemic is from the Greek "polemikos" and means a war: "to shake, cause to tremble, dispute, controversial, argumentative. A polemicist is one "skilled in making war." (Webster)
And they worshipped the dragon (fabulous and fascinating) which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? Re.13:4
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. Re 13:5
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. Re 13:6
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth (edge of a weapon)of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. Re 16:13
"Quacks were represented as frogs and were associated metaphorically with serpents." (Vine)
The Restoration goal is to constantly look at our beliefs and if we find "leaven" we purge it out. We do not, however, just make the "tent" big enough for the "camel" to get all of the way in.
To Elihu, the message was not wine but it was like wine. If we properly understand the symbol we will not seek artificial ways of "exhilarating" the crowd with charismatic, arm-slinging preaching or with music which makes an ugly boy seem beautiful. Rather, we will be so full of the Word of God that we will speak it.
Because Jesus was speaking in parables, Vine notes that to the true listeners, if the "wine" begins to bubble and churn and the bread molds then some unauthorized agent has put leaven into the gospel or kingdom and it will destroy itself --
"that the kingdom of heaven is likened to leaven, does not mean that the Kingdom is leaven. The same statement, as made in other parables, show that it is the whole parable which constitutes the similitude of the Kingdom; the history of Christendom confirms the fact that the pure meal of the doctrine of Christ has been adulterated with error."
"Leaven was forbidden in all offerings to the Lord by fire, (Lev. 2:11; 6:17). Being bred of corruption and spreading through the mass of that in which it is mixed, and therefore symbolizing the pervasive character of evil,
leaven was utterly inconsistent in offerings which typified the propitiatory sacrifice of Christ." (Vine's on Leaven, p. 667).
The kingdom spreads like leaven. This is clearly a parable. That is, it does not grow like a tree which needs a bigger and bigger forest to hold it. Rather, each yeast cell breaks off and grows a new batch. T his was a Parable. Real leaven, on the other hand, has always been a symbol of evil. It was forbidden in that which was offered to God and it was forbidden in the wine:
"The great mass of the Jews have ever understood this prohibition as extending to fermented wine, or strong drink, as well as to bread. The word is essentially the same which designates the fermentation of bread and that of liquors." (Dr. S. M. Issacs, a Jewish rabbi of the last century, quoted by Patton, p. 83).
Vine agrees with Albert Barnes that fully fermented wine was the strong drink of the Jews while the "wine" of of spiritual Jews was unfermented. For instance, Eli told Hannah to "get rid of your wine" (1 Sam. 1:14). Hannah replied "I am not a base woman." Why would Jesus suffer and die to establish a "base" religion or a "birth-defects" religion?
Leaven of the Pharisees
Ancient and modern winemakers who wanted to make wine to get drunk also boiled or fumigated it with sulfur. Then, they added the carefully preserved wine yeast to make wine rather than poison. However, because Jesus is our Passover, He warned against spiritual leaven of any kind --
"Be careful," Jesus said to them. "Be on your guard against the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees." Mat 16:6
Why would he say this if fermenting wine and breaking down the walls next to the Pope is such a good idea?
The yeast or leaven had nothing to do with bread. It was a parable and had to do with the teachings of the Jews. They had filled the "old wineskin" of Judaism with Canaanite Baalism. Because Israel rejected God they filled the "skins" from the vine of Sodom and from the fields of Gomorrah" (Deut 32:32), the place of gender-confused men and musical worship.
While it was never authorized, when the Jews lost their kingdom they replaced the blood of bulls and goats which was replaced with the blood of Christ with fermenting wine from an old wineskin. By claiming that the gospel and kingdom are new wine in new wineskins, Jubilee 98 may tamper with the blood of Christ. When and if that happens we might expect to hear the most outrageous, none Biblical statements and see the deaf and blind lapping it up like blood without knowing why.
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