Man and Angel

“And he (the angel) measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel (Re.21:17).”

Here we have a scale that can be applied to man as well as angels. Jesus himself has supplied an important clue. “At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven (Mt.22:30-NIV).” On resurrection man shall be like angels having the same scale but their positions shall be altogether different.
“Know ye not that we shall judge even angels? (1 Cor.6:3)”
In the key verse we also find the number of 144 cubits that is of the sequence of 12 that in the parlance of the Spirit signifies the ministry of Jesus Christ. It has been set in Core Will so this order shall never change whichever narrative account we are following. 12 patriarchs connect the 12 disciples that the Son of man chose at the beginning of his earthly ministry. Even after his ascension the disciples gathered in the upper room to chose a replacement for Judas Iscariot who had hanged himself as was foreordained. The order of 12 would continue. “And they( eleven disciples) gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Mathias: and he was numbered with the eleven apostles (Ac.1:26)”. In eternity Apostle John’s vision takes him to the Lamb ‘on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred and forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written on their foreheads (Re.14.1)”. The whole number of those redeemed from the earth is compressed into a spiritual tag and it pertains to the Father-Son relationship. In short the number is a hold-all for the whole. The number is to be understood as a spiritual tag: they have the Father’s name written in their foreheads signifying similar to the mark God put on Cain, this time placed by the Son. Mode of inversion shall identify whosoever bearing the name as those ‘predestined unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself (Ep.1:4-5)’.
(To be continued)
Benny

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About bennythomas

I am a Dutch citizen. An architect by profession I am married and have six grandchildren. I am still keen on expressing myself and each day is new and an occasion where I might bring out from within something worthwhile.
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