This was the line up for the parade just as the Rose
bowl parade has a line up or any small town parade has a line up. It is a
necessity for the parade to be started; whether that is a Ready-Set-Go; a
gun going off or whatever. Nu 10:11
"In the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the
month the cloud went up from the tabernacle of witness"
"and the children of Israel SET FORWARD with their baggage in the
wilderness of Sina."
"And Moses said to Obab, we are going FORWARD to the place
concerning which the Lord said; This will I give to you."
As they set forward, it's as though we could sit on
bleachers and watch them go by; first Juda then Issachar, then Zabulon and
so on with each tribe having its time in front of the bleachers or each
having its day. Or perhaps as the hour hand on a clock that points to one
period for 60 minutes then to the next period for 60 minutes. Today it
would be considered a parade of Kingdoms or Nations (Peoples not geography)
or as in the Bible: Horns. It could also be likened the months of the
year, each one following the one before it, with all the people of the
world in one month at a time. Each of the tribes had a turn hosting all of
Israel. For the past 2000 years, the entire House of Jacob and world, has
been in the period hosted by Gad or Gad Kingdom or Gad Administration. We
will soon move into the Ephraim Kingdom period. We could wonder if the
tribes went around and around the clock as their walk in the desert was as
though they were going around and around a circle. As we follow the story
through, we see that God in His Glory, so beautifully prevents that.
"And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, send for thee men, and let them
spy the land of the Chananites, which I give to the sons of Israel for a
possession; one man for a tribe."
"But the men that went up together with him said, we will not go up,
for we shall not by any means be able to go up against the nation, for it
is much stronger than we."
Nu 14:1 All the congregation lifted up their voice and
cried, they wept all that night, they murmured against Moses and Aaron,
they complained that it would have been better if they had died in the land
of Egypt or in the wilderness, they feared war and that their women and
children would be prey for the enemy and thought it better to return to the
land of Egypt and wanted to pick a ruler and return.
"But Joshua and Chaleb spoke to all the congregation of the children
of Israel, saying, The land which we surveyed is indeed extremely good."
"If the Lord chose us, he will bring us into this land, and give it
us; a land which flows with milk and honey."
"Only depart not from the Lord; and fear ye not the people of the
land, for they are meat for us; for the season of prosperity is departed
from them, but the Lord is among us; fear them not."
"And all the congregation bade stone them with stones; and the glory
of the Lord appeared in the cloud on the tabernacle of witness to all the
children of Israel."
"And the Lord said to Moses, How long does this people provoke me?
And how long do they refuse to believe me for all the signs which I have
wrought among them?"
Here God is magnificently intervening and changing the
direction of the parade. Refer to Figure 2. Set two clock faces so that
the one on the left is the original and the one on the right is a mirror
image of the original. The left face is where they were in the desert,
symbolic of the Garden of Eden after the fall, the face on the right is
where they are going; to the promised land. Draw a horizontal line from
the 9 on the left face through the center of both faces 3s through the 9 on
the right. (remember the 9 on the right face is in the 3 position because
it's a mirror image) Call this the reference line. It is only where this
reference line and the 3 on the left face and the 3 on the right face
intersect that is the door of opportunity to go into the promised land and
this is where God is telling them to go FORWARD (not backward) into the
As they march downward from the 2 o'clock to the 3
o'clock, here is the decision point at 3 o'clock as to go FORWARD or to go
backward. The people murmured and wanted to GO BACK to Egypt which would
be the position from 3 o'clock to 4 o'clock on the left face. Using the
reference line as a time line, God was telling them to GO FORWARD from the
position of 3 o'clock to the position of 4 o'clock on the right face which
represents the promised land.
Effectively what we have done is mirrored the left face
to the right face. The tribes are still in the same marching order, and
the numbers are only for reference to explain the positions.
The significance of understanding this is that it is
repeated in the New Testament where we add the third clock face on the
right, another original face and call it the promised land: Heaven. See
Figure 3. At our present time, around 2,000AD, we are going from the
period of Gad, between 8 and 9 on the center clock face, which we are in
now, across the reference line and into the period of Ephraim, between 9
and 10 on the right clock face, which is above the reference line and into
the positive half cycle called Heaven. The "cross" over point is at the 9s
this time. Remember Joshua (Iesus in LXX) is from the tribe of
Ephraim, the age which we are entering, and will lead us, as Jesus. God is
encouraging us both times to go into the promised land. The first time we
wanted to go back to the land of Egypt which symbolizes world. The second
time, which is now, we don't need a symbol. We are just hanging on to the
world (material, emotions, and ideas). Jesus said to die to the world, we
refuse to let go.
If we remove the clock faces and numbers and the unused
halves of the circles, we have left just the path of the Israelites which I
call the "Sine Wave" or "God's Procession of Life" which can be expressed
as one would see a sine wave on an oscilloscope. See Figure 4. This same
cycle (symbol) could be used to express much of life; Positive could be day
(light) Negative could be night (darkness); OR Seasons with winter (East)
Spring (South) Summer (West) Fall (North); OR Good (Positive) Evil
(Negative); OR The cycle of leaves on a tree (West and North) and the
dormancy (East and South); OR Hot (Positive) Cold (Negative). In this case
we are using the symbol to explain the Fall of God's Children (North) The
scattering and lostness from God (East) the re-gathering and redeeming by
Christ (South) and the Heaven (West). This is explained many times in the
Bible, but not understood. Let's look at some examples how understanding
this symbolic path can help us understand the Bible.
CALEB AND JOSHUA
It is easy to look at the face of a clock and determine
you can't go from 3 o'clock to 7 o'clock or from 3 o'clock to 12 o'clock.
You can ONLY go from 3 o'clock to 4 o'clock. Like wise as the tribes are
in a specific procession, you can only go from Nephthali to Juda and from
Juda to Issachar and Issachar to Zabulon as you can ONLY go from Gad to
The tribes are more than just tribes as they are also
symbols for periods of time, or the power of an Administration or Horn. It
could be said that each tribe has its day; or days or years and in this
case each tribe has many years as a period of time. As the children of
Israel were coming out of Egypt and through the desert they were in the
time position of Nephthali. Only two of the men sent as spies said: Yes,
we can go! They were Chaleb, and Ause whom Moses called Joshua (Iesus)
(see Nu 13:5-17 in Greek Septuagint LXX). Chaleb was from the tribe of
Juda, the Kingdom/age they were entering, so he was next in line in the
procession for going from the desert into the promised land. Joshua was
from the tribe of Ephraim which follows Gad and is the next Kingdom
we will enter, called Heaven. Joshua is the Aramaic name for Jesus, the
one who will lead us into the next promised land. The other ten were not
next in either succession; so it is obvious that they could not see the way
into the promised land as they would have had to skip Juda and Ephraim to
get to their own tribe
Also it's interesting that the middle clock face is a
mirror image of God's Kingdom as we know we are here on earth living an
illusion or a lie. Satan is trying to duplicate God's Kingdom here on
earth while he has dominion, but all he can produce is an illusion that we
can choose to believe or not. If we believe it then we are attached to it
and the world. Jesus taught us to die to the world, or in other words;
don't buy into Satan's illusion. Paul said we see as though looking in a
mirror. The promised land today known as Israel, in Palestine, is the
illusion and Satan's attempt to duplicate heaven.
ZACHARIAS 4 HORNS
In Zacharias 1:18 thru 21
"And I lifted up mine eyes and looked, and behold four horns.
And I said to the angel that spoke with me, What are these things, my lord?
And he said to me, These are the horns that have scattered Juda, and
Israel, and Jerusalem.
And the Lord shewed me four artificers.
And I said, What are these coming to do? And he said, These are the horns
that scattered Juda, and they broke Israel in pieces, and none of them
lifted up his head: and these are come forth to sharpen them for their
hands, even the four horns, the nations that lifted up the horn against the
land of the Lord to scatter it."
The four horns that scattered Juda, Israel and Jerusalem are the four time
periods or Kingdoms of Issachar, Zabulon, Ruben, and Symeon. During this
time God's children (sheep) were scattered and lost. Zac 2:6
"Ho, ho, flee from the land of the north, saith the Lord: for I will
gather you from the four winds of heaven, saith the Lord, even to Sion."
As the sheep flee from the land of the North, even from their captivity by
Assyria and are scattered throughout the world, God will gather Israel (ALL
12 TRIBES) from around the whole world. This is one of the reasons God
sent His Son, Jesus who said in Mt 15:24
"I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
Job 29 is describing the Positive quarter cycle of Dan, Asur and
Job 30 describes the Negative half cycle.
Job 31 describes Job examining himself over his time spent in the
negative half cycle
before his judgment and his returning to the positive
quarter cycle of Heaven.
In Rev. the Seven Churches, if their geographical locations are plotted on
a map, make a positive half cycle, which could be a hint. We are told that
John is receiving things for the past, present and future. Perhaps these
Seven Churches could be plotted as time periods on the positive half cycle
of Heaven, which would enlighten us to their descriptions.
Zac 6:6 As for the chariot in which were the PALE (death/hell) horses they
went out to the land of the NORTH (fall of man) and the WHITE (conquer)
went out after them EAST; and the RED (kill/take peace) went out to the
land of the SOUTH. 6:7 And the BLACK coloured (balances = judgment) went
out WEST and they compassed the earth. Each of these are referring to a
different "three time periods" of the tribes of Israel as charted in Figure
4. They also coincide with the four horses in Rev 6:2-White, :4-Red,
:5-Black, :8-Pale. The horses seem to be dynamic and always moving. Each
description of them appears to be a snapshot of where they were at that
TIME AND SPACE
Nu 2:3 and they that encamp first toward the EAST; 2:10 Their forces shall
be toward the SOUTH; 2:18 The station of the camp of Ephraim shall be
WESTWARD; 2:25 The order of the camp of Dan shall be NORTHWARD. The world
has time and space which are finite; thus the finite and actual directions
of EAST and SOUTH. Heaven is not finite, therefore not the actual
direction; thus WESTWARD and NORTHWARD as symbolic directions. Also,
according to gate assignments in 1 Chron 26:14-16.
We are not really told why Leah was not the choice of Jacob for a wife and
why he was so displeased with her. Rachel was very favored, loved and
treasured by him. Perhaps it's because Leah's children occupy the first 5
positions of the negative half cycle (Juda, Issachar, Zabulon, Ruben and
Symeon) with Gad being a child of Leah's handmaid occupying the 6th
position. Rachel's sons; Joseph, later divided into Ephraim and
Manasse; and Benjamin occupy the favored positions of Heaven, while
2 of Rachel's handmaid's children (Dan and Naphthali) along with Leah's
handmaid's child (Aser) occupy the time period of the fall of man in the
second half of the positive cycle. Wonder if this fact had any effect on
SIMEON IN THE TEMPLE
"And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was
and the same man was just and devout,
waiting for the consolation of Israel:
and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And
it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost,
he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in
the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he
him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy
servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen
thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A
light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And
Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child
is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign
which shall be spoken against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own
soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
The line separating the periods of Symeon and Gad is 0
BC / 0 AD. Jesus was born around 7 BC which is just before the Kingdom
of Symeon ended or died. Symeon did not end before Jesus was born. And
yes, I have no doubt that this man named Simeon was also at the temple.
God can do things like this.
ANNA OF ASER
"And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of
the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband
seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of about fourscore and
four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with
fastings and prayers night and day. And she coming in that instant gave
thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for
redemption in Jerusalem."
Anna was active for seven years and was a widow for
eighty four years. What is the purpose of putting these three verses in
the Bible, unless it benefits our understanding. I see that this
information is giving us an indication of a time period for each of the
ages, being eighty four years divided by twelve tribes equals seven years.
The seven is not equivalent however to seven years, for we have been in the
period of Gad since Jesus' birth over 2000 years ago. If perhaps it is as
Daniel's 70 weeks of days equaling years which was 70 weeks times 7 days
equals 490 days which equals 490 years, then this would be 7 years times
360 days (which is year length used in Biblical calculations) which equals
2520 years per time period. I doubt that 2520 is the correct number; this
remains to be seen. Unless this is where "And except that the Lord had
shortened those days" applies. Mt 24:22 and Mk 13:20 Twelve periods of
2520 years equals 30,240 years but one cycle of world around the universe
is figured to be between 24,000 and 26,000 years, therefore this doesn't
agree. It's possible that the number 7 is symbolic of the time needed to
complete a period. Perhaps someone else has further insights about this;
please let me know.
JACOB BLESSES DAN
"Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan
shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse
heels, so that his rider shall fall backward."
This is Jacob's blessing to Dan prior to Jacob's death. Rev 6:7-8
"And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the
fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and
his name that sat on him was
Death, and Hell
followed with him. And power was given unto them over the
fourth part of the earth,
to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of
The fourth part of the Sine Wave consists of the periods of Dan, Aser and
Naphthali. The horse is the pale horse. The period of Dan starts at the
very top of God's High Mountain of pureness and righteousness and goodness,
which is referred to as the Garden of Eden. It is Adam and Eve's sin with
the apple, encouraged by the serpent, that brings about man's fall into
Death and Hell. The
"biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward"
is that prior to Dan, the last six periods were each rising/ascending until
reaching the Apex of God's High Mountain. With Dan, the horse changes
direction and begins the fall backward/downward toward the Nadir. A word
of caution: Do not be guided by limitations as God is not limited. Things
associated with each tribe do not have influence ONLY during that time
period. Example: During the Woodrow Wilson Administration, he signed the
Federal Reserve Act. The influence of that act has been with us every
since. Different aspects of it have caused significant actions and
reactions since that signing, and will have even greater impact in our
lives in the near future. In the same way, Dan's blessing concerning
"fourth part of the earth, sword and hunger"
is not effective ONLY during the period of Dan.
GOD'S HIGH MOUNTAIN
As mentioned in the paragraph above: "God's High Mountain" is symbolized
by the top of the sine wave curve which also symbolizes the Garden of Eden.
"O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the
O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings"
"and will plant it upon an
"I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the
"In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me
upon a very
"Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city"
"Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding
and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them."
"And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother,
and bringeth them up into an
"And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with
"And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and
and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven