I believe we are living in the end times when Satan will overcome the saints. For 6-7 years after I first believed in Christ I loved our creator because He gave me salvation. Then I was overcome by self doubt. Our father in heaven gave me the backward walk revelation. I doubted my own salvation but could not doubt our creator. I decided to serve Him because He is good in spite of believing there is no hope for me. I went from loving Him for what He did for me to loving Him for who He is — because He is good.
Perhaps I discovered one of 7 signatures/seals of God on his 2 sided marriage certificate in the Bible. We are in a time when people go to and fro and knowledge is increased thousands of times more than any time in history (as it says in Daniel 12:4). Daniel 12:4 is related to the seals in the Bible’s last book “Revelation”.
I hope the backward walk will begin to clarify more of the mystery of salvation and help many brethren in hard times when Satan overcomes the saints.
THE BACKWARD WALK
1) The Garden of Eden — Adam and Eve were judged by the tree “of knowledge of good and evil”. Cherubims and a flaming sword (time?) which turned every way kept mankind from going back to eat of the tree of life.
2) The Flood — It rained 40 days. After a 40 day period a dove and raven were sent up from the ark. The rainbow shows that we will not be judged by water again.
3) The Law — Israel was freed from Egypt and given the Law through Moses “Christ is the end of the law”
3) The Law
In the NT when Jesus was born his parents kept Torah law. Before he was 2 they fled to Egypt to avoid death of their 1st born (Kept the law — then fled to Egypt)
a reverse of
In the OT Israel fled from Egypt after the death of Egypt’s first born. Then they were given the law at Sinai. (Fled Egypt — then given the law)
2) The Flood
In the OT It rained 40 days. A dove and raven were sent up from Noah’s Ark after another 40 day period. (Rain 40 days — Dove and Raven go up)
In the NT Jesus was baptized by John. The spirit of God descended on Jesus like a dove. He went into the wilderness 40 days.
The dove = the spirit God.
The raven = the spirit of Elijah.
The word translated “Raven” occurs 10 times in the Old Testament. I relate 3 of them to John through Elijah. Elijah was fed by ravens (1 Kings 17:6). Elijah was to turn the heart of the fathers to the children and visa versa (Malachi 4:6). The eye that mocks at his father and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out (Proverbs 30:17). Jesus said that If you care to believe it John is the Elijah to come (Matthew 11:14). Hence I believe John’s baptism has something to do with a raven.
[note 1 (scripture references outside the strict chronology of Moses to Adam):
Matthew 4:4, 7 & 10 is paralleled in reverse by Deuteronomy 8:3; 6:16 & 6:13
Matthew 4:4 Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Deuteronomy 8:3 Man does not live by bread only, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD …
Matthew 4:7 You shall not tempt the LORD thy God.
Deuteronomy 6:16 You shall not tempt the LORD thy God,
Matthew 4:10 Thou shalt worship the LORD thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Deuteronomy 6:13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
Note: The backward walk goes from before the giving the law of Moses in Exodus to the beginning of Genesis (Romans 5:14 “Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses,” … ) and, I believe, into Revelations. The above further evidence is outside the thread of the Gospel in reverse from Exodus to Genesis. It’s in reverse but in Deuteronomy. I don’t know why yet but I wonder about it]
1) The Garden of Eden
It says in Deuteronomy 30:6 “The LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed to love the LORD your God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, that you may live.”
We can be alive without a circumcised heart. In order to “live” one must eat of the tree of life which is in the garden of Eden.
Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
The angel of death that passed over the Israeli homes on the Jewish holiday of Passover is, I believe, the Cherubim and sword guarding Eden. I suspect the flaming sword going every way is also symbolic of time as you would have to go back in time to find Eden since it does not physically exist today to my knowledge. Einstein showed the faster something goes the slower time gets. It doesn’t matter what direction you go – “every way” (“like a flame”). Jesus takes us to the Eden of God.
The Last Supper
The last supper of Jesus was the Passover supper. The angel of death passed over when it saw the blood of the lamb on their doorposts. (119 ministries disagrees but I don’t see how it could be otherwise)
On Passover Jesus and his disciples revisit the original scene in Eden in reverse. Jesus is the 2nd/last Adam The disciples are the bride of Christ. Judas “One of you is a devil” (Jesus said of Judas) — Adam, Eve and the devil (the serpent).
In the OT Eve gave to Adam to eat to forget our creator.
In the NT Jesus gave to his disciples eat in remembrance of him (a reversal —Adam giving to Eve to remember)
OT – Where were Adam and Eve before they ate? In a garden (Eden) being tempted.
NT – Where were Christ and the disciples after they ate? In a garden (Gethsemane) during their time of temptation.
note – Gethsemane was on or near the Mount of Olives. The olive tree to many is symbolic of the tree of life, “I’ll live” or O’ live” may be carryover to English “olive”.
OT Adam and Eve were naked and not ashamed before they ate of the tree.
NT Messiah was crucified naked and despised the shame of being hung on a tree.
Jesus went back before Eve was formed.
OT Adam was put into a deep sleep. His side was opened. A helps meet was made for him from his side.
NT Christ was put into a deep sleep, death. His side was opened. Water and blood came out. I believe the bride of Christ, his disciples, are his witnesses and “3 bear witness on earth — the spirit, water and blood”.
The Alpha and Omega
The Beginning Meets The End
One must be born again. In Christ, our creator takes us to heavenly places but there was a battle in heaven. He takes us back to the beginning and where are we? At the end of the scripture. “Revelations” is the description of that battle. In the beginning of Genesis and at the end of Revelation we have a new creation. This is where the beginning meets the end.
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Some more thoughts on the backward walk and other stuff
The backward ends around passover. Joseph and Mary fleeing to Egypt to escape the death of their first born, Jesus’s early life began around the reverse of the original passover. It begins and ends near passover.
Exodus 7:9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Show a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent. 10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. 11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. 12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.
Numbers 21:8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
The rod of Asclepius was a serpent entwined on a rod used as a symbol of healing in medicine in the US. It is usually replaced with the Caduceus which is a staff entwined with two serpents sometimes surmounted with wings which represents commerce. Medicine is now an industry with money frequently overshadowing healing. That is not my point.
Shaman healers do something called “recapitulation” where they go over all the details of their past. It’s a sort of backward walk. Sigmund Freud gained credibility healing people of psychosomatic illness by bringing them back without reacting to the trauma that caused the illness. Shaman healers matrix is the earth. Freud brought people back to traumas in their mortal lives. Messiah’s matrix is beyond time and space. He brought us back to where Adam lost eternal life and beyond. Jesus’s rod swallows their rods.
I wrote at the end of the backward walk “Jesus takes us to heavenly places” & “the beginning meets the end” at the end of the backward walk. There was a battle in heaven written about in Revelations. Jesus fought it for us.
Exodus 7:13 And he hardened Pharaoh’s heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
Pharaoh’s heart was hardened after Aaron’s rod ate his magician’s rods. This was the beginning of the plagues. God will soon cast down his rod of judgment on the god/gods of this earth. This is called The Great Tribulation by many. When you get to the beginning of the Bible going in reverse from Adam to Moses where do you go? The beginning meets the end in the book of Revelation, the last book (“whoever adds to this book…”) of the Bible. The seals in revelation are being opened. This will bring out each hardening of heart and plague set on the followers of the “god of this world”, Satan. Satan has no mercy and will be destroyed without mercy.
If we married the law directly we would all be condemned to death (separation from the eternal life Adam lost in Eden and Jesus won back) by the requirements of the law. Those who are joined to Messiah will have their sins paid for and their hearts cleansed made fit for eternal life by the blood of Jesus. The rest will pay for their own sins. They will be unfit for eternal life.
The Fig Tree And All The Other Trees
The fig tree relates to the “backwards walk”. The tree of knowledge of good and evil is symbolized by a fig – they covered themselves with fig leaves because none of the other trees would protect them any more .
Luke 21:29 “behold the fig tree, and all the other trees” I relate to the backward walk. Our father does not do the same thing twice.
He judged man with a tree and left a Cherubim and a sword.
He judged man by a flood and left a rainbow.
He judged the people of Israel by the law and left the law crucified in Messiah, not divorced from it but dead in the flesh and the elect married to Christ Jesus.
“all the other trees” — the law and the flood with the tree of knowledge of good and evil last.
I suppose you could look at it in many ways. Perhaps when you see it looking like the law is being reestablished, the temple rebuilt (symbolizing the law), and the polar caps are melting and the sea roaring (like in Isaiah 5:30 & Luke 21:25 ) threatening a worldwide flood destroying all life and the genetic code unraveled by doctors and scientists discovering how to live forever and overcome the restraints of sin without being free from sin look up for your salvation because Yahveh will not allow these trees to bear fruit. That is where I tend to go with it. That is why he cursed the fig tree before the time of figs.
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