Divine Arm of the Lord

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Continuation 4
Cross

 

Interpretation by
 
Lee Y. Martin, Ph.D.
,©2002

January 5, 2002

Fleur

 

 

When I received this message from Jeannette, I knew that "'the arm of the Lord'" was a significant part of the vision's interpretation. Its meaning in both Testaments references God's strength and power or His ability to help. The words 'army' and 'armament' connote its basic meaning of force or might. Just as 'The Angel of the Lord' is a title for Jesus as God's messenger to men, 'The Arm of the Lord' is a title for Jesus Christ as God's fierce power mogul. Prior to His incarnation, He destroyed 185,000 Assyrians in a single night in defense of His covenanted people in Israel [2 Kings 19:35]. At the set time, He came to earth as the incarnated Son of God, stripped the devil of his best armament, death, for it could not hold Him, de facto paralyzed him, and destroyed his works. Finally, before setting up His kingdom, Jesus will single-handedly destroy the nations of the world after He gathers them together against Jerusalem to battle [Zechariah 14:2,3], and He will do it with the sharp sword of His mouth [Revelation 19:21; 1:16; 2 Thessalonians 2:8]. "But with righteousness…he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked" [Isaiah 11:4]. The Bible says "…the breath of the Lord (is) like a stream of brimstone" [30:33] - an ever ready match to kindle a fire. Therefore, "(i)s anything too hard for the Lord?" [Genesis 18:14; Luke 1:37]. The obvious answer is no, but some people including Christians do not believe that Jesus is "the arm of the Lord" nor do they believe that He rose from the dead.

 
Isaiah 53:1
 
53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?


Because many contemporaries did not believe that Jesus was the Jewish Messiah, Isaiah poses a question and wants to know "who has believed (his) report?" The prophet recorded in chapter 53 that Jesus came as the suffering Messiah Ben Joseph whose death propitiated the Father God and reconciled estranged men to their Creator. Further, since the learned Jews of His day for the most part rejected His testimony, Isaiah follows up with another question and asks, "to whom (was He) revealed?" Analysis of the verses containing the terminology - 'the arm of the Lord' - it was prophesied that the Jews would be blinded to Jesus' Messiahship while another group of people would not - the Gentiles [Isaiah 51:9; 53:1; John 12:38]. There is a little irony here in that much of the church to whom the messages on White Stones Ministries' website are sent and to whom the communiqués ought to ring true, do not believe our reports that Jesus will shortly rapture His bride. Yet it cannot be denied that even in this vision it is unquestionably implied that Jesus will blow the 'Last Trumpet' after a pause in the turmoils of this age - after a 'moment of peace' however long that is, and gather His people. He said so.

 

Arm or Forearm?

It is a matter of utmost urgency for the reader to understand that Jeannette mentioned she saw Jesus' forearm in this vision.

 

 

 

 

I was cautioned by the Spirit not to substitute arm for forearm here, but to stay within the confines of what is reported in order to obtain God's unadulterated message to the church. Having observed the beautiful breathtaking reception overcomers will receive when they enter the heavenly city, let us turn to the Lord's words of instruction to His bride. They are words of comfort as well as warning. In light of increased terrorist activity, it is comforting to know that the Philadelphian mandate is not yet finished, and God has given us a moment of peace.

Jeannette watched while Jesus parted the clouds of darkness with His golden forearm. Dark clouds signify that trouble is brewing, and it is a direct reference to the ongoing War on Terrorism. Even though the visitation occurred last year during the war for the Whitehouse, and even though I had the interpretation for it at that time, the Spirit refused to let us release it until now. I believe the reason is because the battle of the courts for the Whitehouse was only a prelude to the present days of darkness. Jeannette was told prior to the presidential election of November 7th that Bush would become president but would have war on his hands. We thought it was the local skirmish for governmental control last year. The Lord knew, however, that the clouds would become darker, and I firmly believe He wants His true church to know that there is hope for deliverance if we diligently guard the pure gospel message. The church must repent, however, and cleanse the temple of idolatry. We are the temple of God and there is no place for worldly pursuits in the temple of God. Believers need nothing but Jesus - He is now and has been since His ascension our Savior, our Healer, our Sanctifier, and our soon coming King. We must repent for trying to change the "old paths" for new ones. "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein" [Jeremiah 6:16]. And, as a result of their disobedience, God destroyed the Jews of the Southern Kingdom.

All God needs is a few repentant and dedicated Christians committed to intercessory prayer to bring on revival. The battle is in the heavenlies. People will repent when we win the war in the heavenlies through prayer. Without prayer, though, God will not act. No terrorist nor any country can touch America without God's permission. The place where we meet God is in His temple, in the sanctuary of our hearts. The true church must intercede for God's forgiveness for allowing programs and gimmicks to secularize the gospel and His temple. Circuses in the house of God! How unsettling! We are the lifelines for the whole world now. We must purify the temple. Let's keep on crying out to God to spare us, and let's pray in faith believing that God will send revival.

The unintelligible writing Jeannette saw emblazoned on Jesus' forearm has been addressed above. From its golden color resembling brass, we can infer that the strength of His arm is pure majestic omnipotence. But, if the 'Arm of the Lord' is a title for Jesus, why did she say it was His forearm instead of His arm that parted the clouds? Here is the message. The word 'forearm' is a transitive verb needing an object, meaning that something is being forearmed. It has many subtle shades of meaning but according to most dictionaries, the prevalent connotation is to arm or prepare in advance of a conflict. Other meanings are: to give notice, warn against, counsel, put on alert, preparation, caution, anticipate, guard against, seek safety, et al. Indeed, Jesus' forearm broke open the future to show a glimpse of what will be happening shortly and all of the above shades of meaning apply. The "moment of peace" has already begun, and the harvest of souls to be gathered at the rapture is in the making. Jesus intimates that there will be many yet who overcome and obtain His glory. Indeed, there will be a myriad of martyrs during the tribulation who will love Him enough to forsake all in this world by not cutting a covenant with the Antichrist and not taking his mark, but they missed the rapture!

Beginning in the USA, Jeannette saw lights popping up all over the world in the different nations. Note that they were shinning brightly under the simmering dark clouds. As always, the darker it becomes, the brighter even a small light shines. These lights are a sign that the pure gospel message is getting out, and people are preparing to transfer to heaven. Their earnest preparation will cause others to get ready. Preparation is perhaps the strongest definition of forearm. Designating that it was Jesus' forearm that parted the clouds instead of the upper arm means that the Spirit wants us to understand how important it is to get ready to meet the Lord. He also wants us to know that we are not alone in 'dropping out' of the world, so He parted the clouds to give us a glimpse of His beautiful twinkling stars resembling diamonds.

 
Malachi 3:16,17
 
16 Then they that feared (awesome reverence and trembling at His Word) the LORD spake often one to another (diligence in seeking God): and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. (God affirms here that He is going to protect His bride whom He calls His jewels and spare them from having to undergo the tribulational judgment. Is not this the same thing as the Philadelphians being kept from the hour of temptation? For those people who say this is an obscure reference to the rapture, let me remind you that God Himself calls prophecy 'dark speeches'[Numbers 12:8].)

Like in Elijah's day, God has people hidden everywhere. Analogous to Abraham whom the Lord took outside to see the many stars against the black night sky to encourage his faith, Jesus parted the dark clouds for Jeannette so that she could take the message to the church that Jesus has multitudes of people reserved for Himself around the world. Often it helps to know one is not alone, and in this tumultuous day of alarm, I believe that this answers why God delayed sending this message. Coupled with the marriage scene, He gives us reason to diligently contend for a pure gospel amidst the push for ecumenicalism.

Although our freedoms are becoming eroded due to the war against terrorism, we still have a little strength left in America [Revelation 3:8]. Jesus is still protecting His Philadelphian church. Praise God! I believe that this vision confirms the Philadelphians will be kept from the tribulation because Jesus said that at the end of the moment of peace He would come and gather those who love Him. This comforts me, which is why I said that the message is one of comfort as well as warning. After telling us about the great escape in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Paul finishes the discourse in verse 18 by saying, "Wherefore, comfort one another with these words." Please tell me how anyone could be comforted by believing he or she will have to go through the worst time the world has ever seen. Paul said the same thing in verse 11 of chapter 5 following his counseling to us that "…God hath not appointed us to wrath but to obtain salvation (i.e., deliverance) by our Lord Jesus Christ." In other words, Jesus is going to personally come and deliver us from the terror of the tribulation period. He exhorts us not to fret but rather be comforted in that you know about the great escape. So much for scorners of the great escape! On the one hand, rapture ready people are comforted, and on the other hand, "slow bellies" (people slow to believe), as Paul put it in his letter to Titus, are forewarned. Preparation is intrinsic to the meaning of 'forearm'. Thus, the Lord's mail to the church on our site primarily advises believers to get prepared and stay ready for the rapture.

It is impossible to prepare adequately without repenting, without cleansing and departing from the world. Departure takes courage but believe me it will be worth it. Sometimes it unhappily involves separation from other believers. More often though, when the ties are severed, worldly believers ordinarily find fully committed, holy and pious, Christians fanatical, and, finding them unexciting or dull -'Holy Rollers', of course, excepted - they will distance themselves because unrepentant sin natures are not compatible with reformed ones.

The Transfiguration Lodovico Carracci 1594 Date 1594(1594)

 

 

 

Coronation Psalm

 

 

 

Psalm 110 is the most quoted Psalm of all and rightly so, because it is a majestic Psalm sung to the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end of all creation. We have in it a picture of the exaltation of the King of Kings and Lord of Lord's, the King-Priest of the universe, and David composed this Psalm to commemorate his future son's coronation. We find in the first verse God the Father conferring on His Son the place of honor and power in His kingdom, His right hand seat. This places Him second in command of the universe. He is given the King's scepter - a king's rod of strength - in verse two. It is called a rod because authority to punish comes with it, and we understand from the Psalm that Jesus will use it without measure in due time. The entire Psalm is referred to in the vision either directly or indirectly. Jesus referred to it primarily because of its association with a coronation and marriage ceremony. The song addresses His coronation and reign, and the vision speaks about His marriage ceremony to His bride who becomes His Queen. Furthermore and just as importantly, it also reconfirms the mail we here at WSM have been delivering to the church on behalf of the Lord since our ministry started.

The first part of the vision is a beautiful scene portraying the coronation of Christ's bride as Queen of Heaven on her marriage to Jesus. It corresponds to the Psalm's coronation of the King of Heaven. After noting her exalted position as a member of the royal family of God, we find Jesus quoting from the Psalm in a prophecy to the church. His message in the vision is tied to the Psalm's context about coming judgment
 

 
The King
 

The Psalm opens in verse 1 with God bestowing upon His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, the royal office of King of Heaven and earth. He was commanded by His Father to occupy the position of highest honor in His Kingdom until His enemies are subdued. The idioms and vernacular of this Psalm leave no doubt that Jesus' sovereignty is universal and will never be changed. The military terms give the impression that there will be a climactic clean sweep of all the incompetent unrighteous rulers of earth in a battle before Jesus comes to set up His righteous rule. He rules from heavenly Zion in absentia now, accompanied by a host of people who have chosen to become His loyal subjects and rule with Him in absentia as well. All spirits emanate from God and are free moral agents like Him. Freedom implies opportunity to choose, and in fact, as we have noted before, must choose. The fallen angels are spirits that chose to follow satan showing that they also have freedom to choose. Thus, all subjects of the Kingdom of Heaven are there by choice, and likewise, all residents of hell are there by choice. A human body may be enslaved and destroyed by another being, but only God can destroy the soul; and He will not do it unless one chooses not to be a law-abiding citizen of the Kingdom of God. "Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" [Matthew 10:28]. One could say, then, that Jesus' subjects in this Psalm are operatives in a special force who are willing volunteers, i.e., "freewill offerings", as a result of having yielded their bodies a living sacrifice in service of the King [Romans 12:1].

The Priest
Jesus and The Priests
  Not only is Jesus crowned King but in verse 4 He is anointed as High Priest of God's Holy heavenly temple. Kingship is His regal office, and Priesthood is His sacerdotal office. Because Jesus' lineage is from His Father who is the eternal ageless I AM, the order of the priesthood needed changing. Jesus had no predecessors nor will there be any successors. Therefore, God chose to demonstrate in advance this change of order by rising up a man to be King-Priest of a group of people on earth. It was customary for the Hebrews to validate a person by recording his lineage in the Bible. For Melchisedec, King-Priest of Salem, there was no such record. His record of lineage is blank because Jesus had none. Hence, God ordained that he should be a type of Jesus' new order. Seven times in Scripture, the order of Melchisedec is mentioned as if to make a complete end (the meaning of the number seven) to the question of God's plan. In addition, His Father swore that He would never revoke the choice of Him as His King-Priest. Praise God, Jesus who was a man Himself and knows our frailties is able to deliver to the uttermost (no matter how bad things get) those who come to God by Him because He ever lives to intercede for us [Hebrews 7:25].
The High Priest
The Prophet King-Priest
 

Verses 2 and 3 of the Psalm speaks to the Church Age at which time the Kingdom of Heaven is secreted and unseen; verses 5 and 6 address the Tribulation prior to the establishment of Jesus' visible Kingdom of the Millennial Age; and verse 7 is a succinct testimony of Jesus as the prophesied way of salvation. The first phrase comments on His death while the second one alludes to His resurrection. Space delimits detailed analysis, but since it figures prominently in the vision, the following is a short synopsis of the Psalm.

Synopsis of Psalm 110

Holy Bible

In summary, the Psalm can be explained as follows: (Actual words from the Psalm are in bold blue font.)

Verse 1: This is a picture of the coronation of Jesus as King of Kings by His Father God who told Him to sit at His right hand in the place of honor and authority after He was resurrected from the dead. Having ascended into the heavenly temple with His cleansing blood, He awaits the set time to judge the world for its wickedness. Until satan is chained in the abyss, Jesus has enemies with which to contend, but He props His feet on His footstool of earth and delegates the work of suppressing evil to His church who acts on His behalf with a power of attorney to use His mighty name.

Verse 2: Upon His ascension, He asks the Father to send His rod of strength out of heavenly Zion, which is the gift of the Holy Spirit who empowers the gospel message and the people delivering it. The Holy Spirit, then, is His Kingly scepter's rod of strength that plunders the devil's evil work by instigating an insurrection against humankind's bondage to sin and satan. Hence, Jesus' hidden Kingdom rules even now in His absence in the midst of His enemies through believers, and He actually controls earth's wicked cosmic system through His empowered church.

Verse 3: People are free to choose to make Jesus Lord and ruler over their lives. Those who consecrate themselves and become fully committed to serving Jesus, become "freewill offerings" to Him, His battle troops warring against satan, because they are willing to yield their bodies as living sacrifices unto God [Romans 12:1] and seek His will for their lives. The Church Age inaugurates "the day of thy power" at Pentecost with the descent of the Holy Spirit. He came to earth to energize born-again believers to preach a pure gospel. The hidden Kingdom has been growing in darkness for 2,000 years as "the evening portion" preceding "the morning portion" of the new everlasting day of thy power - the Day of the Lord. Earnest compassionate love for Jesus by troops arrayed in holy majesty will break open the cocoon of the secret kingdom in the womb of the morning and reveal the dawn of the everlasting glorious reign of the Sun of Righteousness. Two thousand years is a long night, but what is that to a timeless eternity? The citizens of this youthful Kingdom are like dew drops in early morning - innumerable, diffused over the whole earth, and originating from heavenly manna impregnated by the Spirit of Truth.

Verse 4: We have a picture of Jesus' installation as High Priest forever to the church by His Father God who changed the priestly lineage from the Levite line to the order of Melchisedec.

Verse 5: Having been established as King-Priest, the Prophet Son of God, Jesus, is now prophesied by His grandfather David to avenge His blood bought brethren's enslavement to satan as well as judge injustice and unrighteousness by striking down earth's inept Gentile dynastic rulership on behalf of His Holy Father's name.

Verse 6: This verse pictures Christ leaving the chair beside His Father to come subdue the Antichrist at the Battle of Armageddon. He forcefully takes away satan's lease on earth, wounds the heads of nations, and reestablishes the Father's Divine Order of Administration in His creation. Jesus' fierce Words breathe out death to multitudes whose dead bodies fill every ditch and hole in the Valley of Jehoshaphat at the Armageddon climax of the tribulation period.

Verse 7: This is a summary verse speaking to the time of Jesus' humiliation as well as His exaltation. We see Him drinking of the brook in the way twice. First, we perceive Him refreshing Himself daily by drinking of the Holy Spirit who came upon Him in the way at His baptism in the Jordan River. Having become a deep well, the Spirit issued out from Jesus' innermost being as a stream of Holy water on His lips - the water of the Word guiding the way to salvation. Second, we see Jesus drinking in the way of the cross, the dregs of man's sin, not out of a mere cup, but out of a raging brook flowing as a torrent of turbid water, after His enemy, satan and his hordes, came upon Him like a flood. THEREFORE, the Spirit of the Lord lifted up His head from hell and the grave to the exalted position of head of the church, the universe, and the entire congregation in the Kingdom of Heaven. He is now the "Standard Banner" for all believers to look toward for help, power, and courage in the fight of faith [Isaiah 59:18].

The Prophecy of Jesus
Jesus reading the Torah
 

Jesus explained to Jeannette in the vision that satan tried to move ahead of his appointed time to bring forth his coveted worship as God. This was the first time the Lord has mentioned satan's impatience in a vision. His impatience was confirmed a second time a year later in the vision entitled The Dragon given on the day after the bomb attacks in New York. Because so many believers humbled themselves last year and interceded for this country with fasting and prayer, Jesus said He was going to grant their request for a change of administration in our government and the White House. He did. With the new administration, He has given us a moment of peace for getting the gospel out to a lost world. He said that there are yet many people who are to become part of the endtime harvest, which, He said, was going to be the greatest harvest the world has ever seen. This means we must not waste the precious moments He has given us.

'The awakening blast' on September 11th of 2001 starting the War against Terrorism was heard around the world in similar fashion to 'the shot heard around the world' in America's War for Independence. We won that war because there was a huge revival in the nation. Will there be a similar happening in this country at this time? It all depends on each one of us individually. No one knows just how many persons it takes to complete the body of Christ, but when it is finished - off we go to our wedding!

In this prophecy, Jesus said He is sending His strength out of Zion for the harvest. We have noted in verse 2 of Psalm 110 that His rod of strength is a pure gospel message. Impurity destroys a product's strength and diminishes its power to accomplish its intended purpose. Mixing the Christian gospel with any other gospel or faith cannot guarantee results. The Interfaith Movement is a major reason God allowed the enemy to strike at the heart of our nation's strength, the symbols of her wealth. This is the foundation satan must destroy in order to gain control of the world for himself. Our enemies could not have touched us without our having torn down the walls of separation ourselves. The twin towers stood for trade and commerce, and they have been the target of choice for the radical terrorists ever since their first bomb attempt in 1993. This past December, Osama ben Ladin made the statement in a released video that America's economy has been their target from the beginning. This is because without a robust economy, the money it takes to get the gospel out will slowly ebb and the harvest will rot in the fields.

Jesus promised in the prophecy that if we will repent and return to our godly foundation, He would return to us and protect us from other assaults, at least for the time being. God's Word will stand, and we know from biblical prophecy that the world is heading for a climactic judgment. Jesus will not repent of what has been recorded in the Divine Decrees. Timing is the key and only Jesus as the God/man has the key of David. All we can do is make ourselves "freewill offerings" completely committed to serving the Lord in truth and righteousness. If there are enough repentant Christians, God knows how to cause the ditchdiggers to fall into their own pits. He knows how to rain fire down on attackers to preserve His people such as He will do in the day that the hordes come against Israel in the 38th and 39th chapters of Ezekiel [verses 19-23]. Our hope is in the Lord. We must make Him our shield and not the arm of flesh. The divine Arm of the Lord is our strength. Human armaments not undergirded by God's Word and God's Arm will not help us in this strange illusive war. Our shield, however, is dependent upon a pure gospel - the pure Word of God. "Every Word of God is pure; he is a shield to them who put their trust in him" [Proverbs 30:5]. This is the reason we need to stand up against intermingling our faith with others. We must pray for our economy to recover, not to consume more mammon on our lusts, but to keep the money coming in during this moment of peace in order to help the poor and needy and send a pure gospel around the world. God's wrath will come upon those who try to stand in the way of His strength or subvert His true church, for "the gates of hell will not prevail against (it)" [Matthew 16:18]. We must make doubly sure that we are in that select group who will become the bride of Christ because they are the ones Jesus said He was coming to gather for the rapture. Don't let anyone steal your precious hope, because there will be a climax of the ages.

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1. All graphics and web design by jlvetter ©1997- 2013, unless otherwise stated.

2. The animation of the Cross and the Bible provided by Seven Oaks.com

3.Background sound: The Ten Commandments. Provided by Wavesource.com Script:Charlton Heston as Moses..."Hear Oh! Israel! Remember this day when the strong hand of the Lrod leads you out of bondage"  

4. I have done research as much as possible for thetwo paintings of Jesus with the priests. I believe there are by the aritist: James Jacques Joseph Tissot (October 15, 1836 - August 8, 1902)

 

 

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