We have in Part 12 and 13 of this series on the fullness of JESUS CHRIST, established that the Ark of YHWH is YESHUA MASHIAH.
The Ark is carried through the fullness of MASHIAH YESHUA being manifested in the inward parts of the Body of MASHIAH (CHRIST), the work of the HOLY SPIRIT in fulfillment of the FATHER’s will.
In fact, Ephesians 1:22c-23 (KJV) defines the Body of CHRIST as being of MASHIAH YESHUA’s fullness: < 22 … the church, 23 which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. >
Colossians 1:19-20 (KJV) declares: < 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20 and, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. >
Ephesians 3:18-19 (NKJV) declares: < 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height — 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. >
These three verses give prophetic perspective to YESHUA MASHIAH being the Ark of YHWH.
The Body of CHRIST carries the Ark so as to communicate the fullness of YESHUA MASHIAH, which belongs to us by grace, through faith, fashioned and formed in Blood Covenant – to communicate His fullness into all in all. This realm of fulfillment is predestined for a Bride.
The Body of MASHIAH carrying the fullness of MASHIAH YESHUA has to make the choice to put on CHRIST, to become a Bride for the LAMB, by being overcomers [see Rev 2-3].
Revelation 12:11 declares prophetically that we overcome by: (i) the Blood of the LAMB [alive in us by Witness (see 1 John 5:10a, 8) declared to be faithful and true (see Rev 3:14b)] and, (ii) the Word of our Testimony [which, gives specific functional expression to the Epistle of CHRIST in each one of us (see 2 Cor 3:3, NKJV)].
The testimony that stands in the inward parts of the overcomer declares: < and they loved not their lives unto the death > [see Rev 12:11c].
In Part 13, we came to understand that the contents of the Ark [see Heb 9:3-4] are personal to every disciple of JESUS CHRIST, who is being uniquely defined as an Epistle of CHRIST [see 2 Cor 3:3, NKJV].
The contents of the Ark of YHWH that unfold the Bride are described [in Hebrews 9:3-4] as:
- the Jar of Manna
- the Tables of the Covenant; and,
- Aarons Rod that Budded
The prophetic, functional manifestation of the fullness of CHRIST JESUS in the inward parts of the Bride [see John 1:16-17, NASB/NKJV/KJV] unfolds as:
- The revelation of the Mystery of CHRIST [prophetically symbolized by the Jar of Manna in the Ark – see John 6:49, 48-51] unfolds in hearts of flesh that define us each as unique Epistles of CHRIST. In the Marriage of the LAMB the ‘two’ shall become one flesh [see Gen 2:22-24; Eph 5:31-32]. This will be a knitting together of two hearts – the LAMB and the Bride – ‘in one flesh’, which is, the flesh of the LAMB [see John 6:51-58]. Ephesians 5:25-32 [NKJV], declares: < 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. 31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. >
- The formation of Blood Covenant [from revelation received as prophetically symbolized in the Jar of Manna] in hearts of flesh, establishes us as unique Epistles of CHRIST [prophetically symbolized by the Tables of Covenant in the Ark] able to function in Blood Covenant – by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS [see Rom 8:2] before the FATHER [see Gen 17:1-2, 7-10a, 13c].
- The capacity of functioning in Blood Covenant is brought to fulfillment [through revelation and Covenant formation] through the Witness of JESUS CHRIST [Rev 3:14b; 1 John 5:10, 7-8, NKJV], faithful and true, in Spirit, Water and Blood [prophetically symbolized by Aarons Rod That Budded in the Ark] being progressively developed in functional terms within us and amongst us [John 17:13-14; 20-23, 24-26].
This entire plan of development in the inward parts of the Body of CHRIST is exclusively the work and ministry of the HOLY SPIRIT [John 16:14-15; 2 Cor 3:3, NKJV; Ex 31:18c; 32:16].
[Note: the Finger of GOD mentioned in Ex 31:18, points to the exclusive work of the HOLY SPIRIT. Compare Luke 11: 20 with Matthew 12:28 to understand this.]
There is a great revival coming and may even now be upon us. The intent and design of this revival is not merely experiential but it is meant to be definitive in the inward parts, unveiling a Bride sold out on YESHUA from its inward parts, being created out of His fullness – the work of the HOLY SPIRIT.
This Bride, the wife of the LAMB [see Rev 21:9c], will be fully functional by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS, in a freedom and liberty from the Law of Sin and Death [see Rom 8:2].
Brethren a spotless and blameless Bride must stand and testify among the nations to prove the Testimony of YESHUA [Rev 19:10c]. We are after all the Body of MASHIAH brethren!
The heart of the prophetic that unfolds the ultimate purposes of YHWH is the Testimony of JESUS that unveils the Bride for the Glory of the FATHER.
Hence Revelation 21:11 declares: < 9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. >
We have now defined the prophetic building blocks of the wife of the LAMB from the contents of the Ark of YHWH.
We will speak of the development of the Bride of the LAMB in the next segment of this series on the Fullness of JESUS CHRIST.
Glory be to YHWH in the Highest! Amen!
Be blessed to be a blessing! Amen!
Written By: James Niles
The Tabernacle School of Ministry