The Year 2015
God Covers All
The Lord Jesus Christ Rules
Covering in Marriage
Covering Nakedness and Shame
Covering of Light and Darkness
Covering of the Prostitute of Babylon
The concept of covering is a metaphor for handling a problem. When man sinned, God covered his sins (Psa 32:1; 85:3; Rom 4:7). He covered man's sins by putting them out of sight. Then at the right time in history He judged them and provided the Redemption solution (Rom 3:25; 5:6).
When the Tabernacle was built, God covered it with a cloud to indicate His presence (Ex 40:34; Nu 9:15-22). The most famous covering was the lid that covered the Ark of the Covenant, called the Mercy Seat (Ex 25:17). The Mercy Seat symbolized the Throne of God in Heaven. The Mercy Seat was covered by the wings of cherubim (Ex 37:9). Blood from the Brazen Altar placed on the Mercy Seat on the Day of Atonement symbolized the atonement of Jesus Christ for the sins of the world (Heb 10:12). Atonement is from the Hebrew rp^k* (kapar), Pi'el rP#k! (kipper), meaning to cover over, atone for, propitiate, forgive (Ex 30:15; 32:30). God covered (atoned for) sins by placing them on the Mercy Seat (place of propitiation), and that Mercy Seat was Jesus Christ (Rom 3:25; Heb 2:17; 1 Jn 2:2; 4:10). The year 2015 begins with the Red Planet in Capricornus, which symbolizes atonement.
Since the soul-life of animals is in the blood, the blood of animals that were slaughtered was poured in the ground and covered over with dirt (Lev 17:13; Deut 12:16). Dead bodies are buried or placed in tombs as coverings (Gen 15:15; 23:4-19).
The color for a covering is indigo.2 Indigo is the color for hiding, secrets, and eclipses. Satan was the covering angel in the Throne Room who hovered over, or overshadowed, the room and the other angels (Ezek 28:14).
Fingernails and toenails are coverings, which indicate health and well-being of the body. Fingernails symbolize coverings of the emotion.
A covering is associated with the Throat pressure point in the spiritual body and the God of the Covenants Planet.3 The throat is associated with swallowing, eating, swearing (covenants and lies), dying (Isa 5:14; 14:9, 11), and the thyroid gland. The God of the Covenants is associated with covenants, contracts, and law. Those who have entered into a contract are bound, or covered, by it. The symbol of a covenant is a ring.
The environment covers the Earth, like the Garden that God planted in Eden (Gen 2:8). Clouds cover the sky (Psa 147:8). There are ten layers of clouds with pictures painted by the angels as revealed by the weather satellites. Stars, planets, and galaxies cover the heavens (Gen 1:14-18). The Moon will be covered with blood in the Tribulation (Acts 2:20) and during the last two Tetrad Eclipses later this year. And God covers Heaven and all of Creation (Psa 47:8; 103:19).
Salvation clothes the soul with a robe of Righteousness (Job 29:14; Psa 132:9; Isa 61:10). The robe of Righteousness is part of the Edification Complex of the Soul (ECS). Just as clothes cover the body, the Edification Complex covers the soul (Eph 4:24; Col 3:10-16; Rev 3:4, 18). Erecting the ECS is also referred to as being clothed with Christ since He is at home in the ECS (Rom 13:14; Gal 3:27). The soul without an ECS is naked (Rev 3:17; 16:15). Hardness of the Heart covers the soul and blocks the Light from God (Isa 25:7; 2 Cor 3:15; Eph 4:18). Clothing of humility is respect for Divine Authority and Grace Orientation (1 Pet 5:5).
Light clothes the spiritual body (Rom 13:12; Eph 6:11-17; Col 3:12; 1 Thess 5:8; 1 Pet 1:8). Sin in the physical body interferes with the Light in the pressure points of the spiritual body. The thinking of the ECS is reflected in the pressure points of the spiritual body.
The Resurrection Body will clothe the believer in Heaven (2 Cor 5:2-3; Rev 3:5; 19:8).
God's Creation is perfect. Every aspect of our life is perfect. The environment perfectly matches the characters on the Stage of Life, and the scenes are perfectly produced. Lies are told as lies, and truth as truth. Light is light and darkness is dark. The ignorance of man does not mar the Truth of God. Man's problems are not God's fault.
Nothing exists that is outside of God's control. Noting happens by accident. The world is deterministic based upon God's Sovereign Design that is over all and in all.
Jesus Christ rules, covers, and schedules every aspect of daily life on Earth and in Heaven among man and angels. He is the matchmaker of Right Man and Right Woman. He decides the time to be born, and the time to die. He sends the rain, grows the crops, and feeds the sheep. He blesses and curses. He gives victory and orders defeat. He Judges and frees. He oversees everything. Nothing escapes His notice. He cooks, He sews, He mends, He rends under our nose.
Jesus Christ is alive in Resurrection Body. He reveals Himself to those who believe in Him. He meets the believer at Salvation, reveals Himself through Bible Doctrine, and has fellowship with believers in Spiritual Rapport.
The husband should not have long hair because he is the symbol of authority (1 Cor 11:7). The wife should have long hair, but not the husband. A man who wears a hat at the table is an arrogant ass, but a woman may wear a hat because she is under authority. Furthermore, in Marriage the wife is covered with the Light of the husband. She is his reflected glory. She goes where he goes and supports him, but there can only be one head in Marriage.
The husband covers his wife with his robe (Ruth 3:9). Sleeping under the same cover is an invitation to sex in Marriage. Uncovering the feet is a symbol for having sex (Ruth 3:4, 7-8; Jer 2:25).
A woman who is not under authority is a disgrace to the human race, but a man who would abuse her is a tyrant.
Although it is not a sin, exposing the nakedness causes shame. Thus, a person can be covered with shame (Job 8:22; Psa 44:15; 69:8; Jer 51:51; Ob 1:10; Mic 7:10). A person can also be covered with bitterness, which is symbolized by having a chamber pot emptied on him (Heb 12:15). Bitterness is a sin that destroys love and pollutes others (Eph 4:31; Col 3:19). Love covers sins and allows people to tolerate others (Pr 10:12; 17:9; Jas 5:20; 1 Pet 4:8).
God's Kingdom is full of Spiritual Light, and Satan's Kingdom is full of spiritual darkness (Acts 26:18; Col 1:12-13; 1 Pet 2:9). Believers walk in the Light and unbelievers in darkness (Jn 12:36; 1 Thess 5:5; 1 Jn 1:6-7).
There are many types of coverings. Clothes cover the body. The environment covers the land, and the clouds cover the sky. However, God's covering is superior. It handles the problem, no matter how great. The covering of the eye of the Sun by a cloud is a sign that God has handled the problem.
So, just as 2014 was a year of Passover Judgment, the year 2015 will be a year of God's covering. The Divine solution will reign supreme, and Satan will be crushed under foot (Rom 16:20). The Lord Jesus Christ will rule from the Throne of Grace in Heaven to render vengeance upon His enemies and make them a footstool for His feet (Rom 12:19; Heb 10:30, 12-13).
Released January 1, 2015