BY: PETER DEMETRIS
The pure and perfect word of God predicts a world of perfection to come. Now when I speak of perfection I am not referring to ritual, dogma or theological perfection. Wisdom is the principle thing, but with all thy getting, get understanding. Understanding is the place we are being gathered to by the Holy Spirit. It will be from a high realm of understanding that we shall be caught up to be with the Lord forever. That is what perfection will be like when it comes into full manifestation. Everyone will know the Lord and have perfect understanding. Something perfect is coming to the earth. Seven is the number that points to it.
Revelation 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Notice in the verse above that the Revelation of Jesus Christ is described as a sevenfold experience coming into the earth. Seven horns define the full and perfect authority He has to rule. Seven eyes symbolize the perfect wisdom understanding and knowledge of Christ. Seven spirits speak of the perfect unlimited power of Christ. He is all-powerful, all wise and all knowing. The question often asked is how will He appear? How will this knowledge come into the earth? The answer to that question lies in the inheritance of the sons of God.
THE VEIL: In a previous article I detailed how the current state of the world became veiled in darkness as a result of sin and death. Among all the promises and hope shown to us through the calling and election of the nation of Israel the prophets stated the day would come when that veil upon the face of the earth shall be removed.
Isaiah 25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.
St. Paul also states that the veil of ignorance and death is taken away in Christ.
2 Corinthians 3: 14 … which veil is done away in Christ.
The veil was also a symbol in the temple as a covering over the holy of holies. This veil closed off the inner chamber where God dwells to all but the High Priest. This veil too was torn from top to bottom to show that the way into this place of fellowship and communion with the Lord is now provided unto all.
Mark 15:38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
It is significant the word revelation is translated from the Greek language apokalupsis. It simply means to take off the cover. The book of revelation therefore is describing the process by which this same veil of darkness and death is taken away from the world by the appearing of Christ.
The title of this booklet is “SEVEN THINGS GOD WANTS YOU TO KNOW.” This is the seventh chapter. Seven is a number that denotes process unto perfection. Numbers are an important part of the word of God. Not just for dividing chapters or simply taking account of things mentioned in the scripture. Numbers have meaning, message and prophetic importance. Numbers are a part of the primary element in the building block of creation. God used letters and numbers. In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God. Moses, states the point at which creation began was when God spoke. That spoken word is Christ. Genesis records God spoke ten times to create all things and bring them into His finished work. The book of Revelation is marked with the number seven. There are seven angels, seven churches, seven candlesticks, seven stars, seven spirits, seven mountains and seven last plagues to name a few. Seven links us with the beginning of creation, the Sabbath or seventh day, the feast of the seventh month and the day of the Lord. Coming to perfection will mean understanding the real meaning behind God’s spoken Word and the effect it will have on our walk in Christ. There is going to be an exponential expansion of Christ in us.
Isaiah the prophet saw into the future by the spirit of God and the day when God would reach out to heal the breech of life and restore all things as they were from the beginning.
Isaiah 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
That speaks of great knowledge and power being manifested. Daniel prophesied “but they that know their God shall do great exploits.” One day recently the Holy Spirit spoke to me as I was praying and studying His word. God said “Peter,
THERE IS GOING TO BE AN EXPONENTIAL EXPANSION OF MY WORD AND PRESENCE IN THE EARTH”
Because of the intense anointing that accompanied this visitation, His purpose was known to me. I could see where revelation knowledge is working in concert with His plan to appear in the world. An exponential expansion of God and his knowledge will restore the light out of heaven in the earth as it was in the beginning. For ordinary daily living there usually is no need to understand how to use numbers beyond the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. These basic principles are derived from God who commanded Adam and all living things to multiply and increase. However in order to engineer roads, build bridges, buildings or launch satellites into space and other inventions, there is a need for a higher use of numbers such as Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus. This is an example of how through the use of the simple numbers in special formula; you can discover hidden, missing or secret values that cannot be seen any other way. Without the use of this more advanced form of math nothing could be built or known as it is today. In the same way there is a need for a higher learning in the Spirit. The divine apothecary represents a way of studying that will accomplish the same things in you spiritually. To bring out the deep hidden and spiritual meaning of God’s word.
St. Paul stated that if we remain childish in our understanding then we differ nothing from a servant though we be lord of all. Today I am approaching fifty years of age and this is still the same world that I was in when I was ten. But I can assure you happily that the way I understand my own identity and the world around me is completely different then when I was a young child. I access the meaning of this life at a completely different level. So it is as we grow in the Spirit. When we begin to read the scriptures we are young and need nurturing.
St. Peter said to desire the sincere milk of the Word. Since the Bible is actually a very deep book and really cannot be understood on the surface, Peter said to desire the sincere milk of the word. That means not what the contemporary culture likes to extract for itself and for reasons known only to their own purposes and plans. The sincere milk is that part which is refreshing and goes down easy and can even coat the stomach and protect you. But when we come of full age and need strong meat then the way we understand God’s word is completely different. What has changed? The Bible, word or message of God… not at all, I have changed, by growing, learning and understanding things from my experience. Being able to apply His leading and instruction in my life.
We can be the inheritors of everlasting life and still be without the specific understanding of How the Lord wants to prepare our lives today and now for His appearing. That is because all the superstition myth and folklore that surrounds this teaching must be removed so that the inner hidden and spiritual meaning can be born into the lives of all. What this means to me can best be understood by an example from the math realm. An exponent is a little number found at the upper right hand corner of another larger number. This indicates a process to take place. The number is to be multiplied against itself as many times indicated by the smaller number. So if the exponent is 5 and the number is 5 you would multiply 5×5=25×5=125×5=625×5=3125×5= 15,625.The large expansion of the numbers symbolizes what God’s light and knowledge will seem like being fully manifested through your soul.
Now an interesting link here is the meaning of the term exponent. An exponent is a preacher. One who expounds for or about something. I believe that alludes to the declaration of the Word of God in this seventh day from Adam... revealing the knowledge of God like lightning shining through us unto all the earth. 3-D Experience! Another example of the expansion of truth is what I call the 3–D Experience. When I was a young boy I remember putting on a special kind of glasses that enabled me to see in 3–D. That meant that the objects on the screen which were seen as flat, now leaped out in front of my eyes as if I could reach out and touch them. Suddenly a depth of perception was opened right in the viewing space where normally without the help of the glasses I would have seen as flat. So the glasses allowed certain objects, which at first appeared far away to suddenly appear closer. That is what 3–D Bible study experience is about. The apothecary (symbolizes anointing of Holy Spirit) is your special 3–D glasses (vision, inner sight). The insight and anointing of the Holy Spirit allows things in the scripture to appear out of obscurity and darkness into the light of our hearts.
THE APOTHECARY REPRESENTS: a sacred oil and incense made for the anointing of the priests and for use in the tabernacle. It was manufactured from what the Bible states as elementary principles. The combination of these elements was a mystery known only to Bezaleel and Moses. He joined them together through the art of an apothecary to produce a substance pointing to the true heavenly oil and incense we now have in Christ. He is all our elementary principle of life joined in a divine apothecary (Word became flesh) now our great High Priest as incense appearing in the presence of God for us. Jesus as incense makes continuous intercession.
To fully understand the mixing principle, I will use the example of recording music in a studio. A normal amount of tracks in a studio mixing board is at least twenty-four. That means twenty-four channels of different sound have to be mixed and balanced together in order to create the right sound. This process itself can often take the most time. You need the right mix. You need to know how to hear one sound ahead of another and bring another sound up at the right time. Such is the 3–D Bible study purpose. What kind of a song is our heart singing? What kind of sound do we produce? The mystery of the apothecary is obtaining the right mix, to hear His right voice and to make the right sound and manifest the glorious power of God in earth. The apothecary enables you to find the inner hidden and spiritual meaning so that things which seem so far away can come closer into view and then reach out and lay hold of that which is perfect, good and acceptable. Much of how we hear the music in a studio will determine how we adjust the sound. It is amazing to see the same parallel when it comes to the study of scriptures, the study of life. Faith comes by hearing. How you hear what you hear will change as you grow and expand in 3D Bible experience. So as we look in the principles of the book of Revelation we are viewing behind the veil ministry of Christ in us to manifest the Feast day of Tabernacles, feast of the seventh month. It is the feast of His appearing again. 1 Corinthians 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come.
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