Living the Resurrected Life. The Testimony Part 10 The Water, The Blood, and the Spirit, Part 3 - David Mitts

"And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. (Rev 12:11 NASB)

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The Apostle John, who had the premiere revelation of Yeshua as the light of God and as the expression of the love of God revealed that there is a testimony of Yeshua that involves the water, the blood and the spirit. The last two chapters have been focused on the testimony of the water. Let’s turn to the testimony of the blood.

This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three agree. (1Jn 5:6-8 NASB)

Clearly John is telling us that there is an agreement between the testimony of the water, the blood, and the spirit. What does it mean to agree with a testimony?

Perfect agreement in testimony means that there had to be the same perspective on the same object of the testimony. John tells us that Yeshua came by the water. Coming by the water could be a reference to the testimony of the Father at the baptism in the Jordan.

After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased." (Mat 3:16-17 NASB)

It could also reference the speaking of “light” to the waters of creation, the chaos of the formlessness and void as we have spoken of the last two chapters.

In this context the waters are the symbol of creation, and light is the force for the manifestation of light.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (Joh 1:1-5 NASB)

Yeshua, as the word, is the manifestation of life and light into the world. He brings light to the darkness of life. The darkness of life preexisted the light being spoken, and it embodied chaos and the void.

The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. (Gen 1:2-3 NASB)

The waters receive the Word and then agree with testimony. This is a property of water, to absorb the word. Masuro Emotodemonstrated this in the water crystals absorbing the word.

The blood made up of water is more than water. It also contains the life.

So, Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. "For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. "As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. (Joh 6:53-57 NASB)

Eats my flesh and drinks my blood. This is an indicator of the atonement sacrifice. The sacrifice is what opens the portal and power of heaven.

how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself withouty blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Heb 9:14 NASB)

The blood of the sacrifice, Yeshua cleanses our conscience from a reality based on performance. When we rely on our own goodness as measured by whatever standard we deem livable, we justify ourselves or worse live in the shame of our failures.Performance is always based on comparison and produces all kinds of evil.

"The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil. (Joh 7:7 NASB)

The deeds of the world are evil because they testify of a system that rewards oppression and fear-based control of others. One look at the current world crisis of disease reveals the evil of the world’s deeds. Shutdowns, masks, economic control, centralized authority by those who are corrupted by the love of money, and medical “solutions” that not only do not work, but they alsoaddict people to a false sense of righteousness based on conformity rather than truth!

Into this evil system, the voice of Yeshua’s voice testifies of a new righteousness based on love and relationship. It is the voice of mercy not the voice of judgement.

For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy,mercy triumphs over judgment. (Jas 2:13 NASB)

The sacrifices of God show the mercy of God. The blood triumphs over the judgment. Sacrifice precedes blessing. Let’s look at an example of this in the life of Isaac, the son of promise.Turn with me to Genesis 27.

Now it came about, when Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called his older son Esau and said to him, "My son." And he said to him, "Here I am." Isaac said, "Behold now, I am old and I do not know the day of my death. "Now then, please take your gear, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me; and prepare a savory dish for me such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, so that my soul may bless you before I die." (Gen 27:1-4 NASB)

Isaac, the son of promise wants to pass on his blessing to his oldest son Esau. He asks Esau to prepare a savory dish from a hunt in the field. Esau is a hunter, and this represents his sacrifice of love to his father, Isaac. The connection here is between the sacrifice and the blessing. While Isaac is not Yeshua in any way, what is important is to realize that Isaac is the son of promise given by covenant to Abraham as the vessel of the destiny of the chosen people. The patterns of Isaac’s life do give us a glimpse into the spiritual reality of our salvation. Isaac was offered up as a sacrifice which demonstrated Abraham’s trust in the provision of God and the completeness of the covenant.

Similarly, Isaac dug wells of living water which are representative of Yeshua opening wells in our spirit man. Isaac dug four wells named Esek, Sitnah, Rehovoth, and Beer Sheva. These address different stages or issues of our spiritual development in the Lord.

Esek: contention or oppression.

“Now Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of living [spring] water. And the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours. And he named the well Esek [contention] because they quarreled with him.” (Genesis 26:19-20)

Esek also means business or commerce. Esek paints the picture of negotiation or argument over the price or value or in the case of Isaac, ownership. Spiritually this is represented by our struggles with doing what we know to be doing but find ourselves at odds with ourselves. Paul describes this is Romans 7:15

“For I do not understand what I am doing; for I am not practicing what I want to do, but I do the very thing I hate.” (Romans 7:15)

Sitnah: enmity or accusation

“Then [his servants] dug another well, and they quarreled over that also; so he named it Sitnah [enmity].” (Genesis 26:21)

Sitnah shares the word root of Satan. This second well is more personalized and more connected with our identity. We are no longer just fighting a behavior of sin but have accepted the sin as part of who we are. Satan is an entity, not just an inclination that we battle with. In the state of sitnah, we are drinking and becoming identified with the filth of the world.

“But if I do the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin that dwells in me. I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good.” (Romans 7:20-21)

Rehovoth: the way

“And he moved away from there and dug another well, and for that one they did not quarrel. He named it Rehoboth [room], saying, for now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.” (Genesis 26:22)

This is the deception of religion. It gives a semblance of comfort to the struggle of behavior and identity. Millions flock into the arms of religions that are based on agreement of man and provide a highway and room. Yeshua spoke about this alluring pathway:

"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)

The final well, the only truly legitimate and narrow way is the well of Beer Sheva.

“Then he went up from there to Beersheba. And the LORD appeared to him the same night and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham's sake." So he built an altar there and called on the name of the LORD, and he pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants dug a well.” (Genesis 26:23-25)

This is the well of promise, the oath of covenant of God. It is only by covenant, that the promise of God can spring up to eternal life. Sheva is the number 7, the root or Shabbat and testifies of the blood.

The blood, “dam” in Hebrew is the doorway into the promise of God which it comes into agreement with the water and the Spirit. The word picture for “dam” is 2 letters, the “dalet”, which is the symbol for doorway, and the “mem” which the symbol for water. The blood opens up the doorway for the water, or the possibility of the Word spoke by God into the waters. This is the way of true light that dispels the darkness of our time. Covenant.

“I will lead those who are blind by a way they have not known, In paths they have not known I will guide them. I will turn darkness into light before them And uneven land into plains. These are the things I will do, And I will not leave them forsaken.” (Isaiah 42:16)

We can trust in the path or the well of the covenant, our Beer Sheva. THIS IS THE SHABBAT PEACE OF THE LORD.

Activation: The testimony of the blood is the place of covenant. See yourself as the covenant bride of Messiah. He is your protection. He is your provision. He is your defense. Trust in the Lord in these increasingly dark times and He will lead you.


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