#194 (9/5/18)

The pieces of furniture that represents the Headship of Christ in the Mosaic Tabernacle are the Ark of the Covenant and the Mercy Seat.  The written Word of restraint was placed inside the Ark, and the oral Word of giving rested above on the Mercy Seat.  The Ark and the Mercy Seat could be viewed as a throne upon which God rested between the cheribim.  Please read Revelation 5:6.  In the midst of this throne John saw a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven eyes or complete eyesight.  Please read Revelation 4:5.  In addition to the seven eyes, John also saw seven lamps burning before the throne which are the seven Spirits of God.  Complete eyesight and light proceed out of the throne.  Now go to Revelation 22 and read verses 1&2.  There also proceeds out of the throne a pure river of water, a street, the Tree of Life, twelve fruits and leaves for healing.  In Psalm 1:1-3 we see that a man or woman can become a tree of life if delight is found in the law of the Lord.  Meditation and delight in the law of the Lord has the potential to transform a believer into a tree of life that produces fruit and leaves of healing.  Isaiah 61:3 tells us what qualifies a believer to become a tree of righteousness - - - mourning.  

Please read Mark 8:22-26.  In this instance, Jesus healed the spiritual eyes of the blind man first.  His spiritual eyesight saw men as trees.  Afterwards, He healed his natural eyesight and he saw every man clearly.  Please read Revelation 22:2.  Notice a gender is assigned by the author to the person who produced the fruit.  This is none other than the Bride.  The river that proceeds out of the throne is the tears of the Slain Lamb.  This river consists of twelve different classes of tears that have been wept by the Bride over the 12 wounds of the Lamb.  A wound is given, under God's Headship, for the specific purpose of causing the one wounded to weep.  These tears are collected to form a river and a tree of life that produces 12 manner of fruit.  Weeping in gratitude for the wounds of the Lamb will produce the 12 fruits of the spirit in the heart of a believer and cause healing to proceed out that will heal others around him/her.  When we, as believer's, receive a vision of the sacrifice of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the mourning tears will flow over how He was treated by man and how they abused Him with such disdain.  Weeping and mourning over His wounds will produce the fruits of the spirit and allow us to offer healing to other ailing hearts.  Mourning and weeping will produce love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, etc. (Galatians 5:22-23).