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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Revealed: Hidden Manna, a White Stone, a New Name?

Hidden manna? A white stone? a new name?

In Revelation chapters 2 and 3,  I would share as the Lord grants understanding of the hidden manna found in the scripture.  The Lord has hidden many secrets within His Word and He loves to reveals them to us.

"He reveals the deep and secret things"
When a truth is revealed it becomes simple and obvious.  I puzzled for many years by some of the sayings to the churches but the mysterious language of the Revelation is not a mystery to God who gave it
The passage in Revelation 2 that follows baffled me for many years.  Then one day the Lord opened my understanding of...

 Hidden Manna, a White Stonea New NAME

Rev. 2: 17   He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
 To him that overcomes, to him will I give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows except he that receives it.     

What the Spirit says
is revealed by Holy Spirit-taught revelation.
John 14:26  "But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things" 

and again
1Jn2:27  And as for you, the anointing which ye received of him abides in you,
               and you do not need that any one teach you; but as his anointing teaches you 
               concerning all, and is true
, and is no lie, and even as it taught you....

Spiritual truths are hidden from carnal eyes and understanding.
The religious leadership of Jesus' day were declared spiritually blind by the Lord, and so were those who put their trust in them. 

He spoke to them in parables but to His disciples He said this in Matthew 16:17
And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon (Peter):
for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but my Father who is in heaven.

-Accurate revelation will always agree and be witnessed by the scriptures in multiple places.

"To him that overcomes..."
 What must they "overcome" to eat of the "hidden manna", i.e. the hidden Word of Truth? 

Within the passage itself is the answer and according to other passages such as Rev. 18:4, God's people must separate from the harlot system that calls itself Christian and is headed by "false apostles"  (i.e. "messengers"), which in the previous verses are referred to as "the  Nicolaitane error". -the clergy system that rules over God's people)

That is the false church government,  the clergy over laity ruler-ship),  
-and the the Balaam ministry which sells its' ministry services as Balaam did.
This was shown in previous verses in Revelation 2: 2,6,14 , and other places such as 2 Peter 3:2-3 and in Jude.
In our day it is the 501c3 churches that "married" Caesar.

We overcome the ministry of the Nicolaitanes (clergy over laity),  and Jezebel, i.e., the manipulating-controlling-dominating leadership that asserts carnal authority over God's people as did the pharisees and clergy of Jesus' day through Titles, and mans devices as Jesus said.

As we overcome the typical church doctrines, creeds, statements of faith, and belief systems of our fathers traditions, God will open our eyes to behold "what the Spirit says to the congregations".

As long as we look at scripture through "lenses" of tradition learned in church,our spiritual vision will be obscured.
We exhort you to take those religious glasses off and pray a Luke 14:33 prayer..

So when you overcome the Nicolaitane error and doctrine Jesus "hates", you are on your way to understanding God's Word as the Holy Spirit teaches. 
As Paul wrote in Galatians 1:12 
For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came to me through revelation of Jesus Christ
Paul did not go to church. He went to God in prayer and study.

A personal example was my own question about 
"the deeds of the Nicolaitanes which I hate" in Rev. 2:6. 
For 25 years I always wondered what that was. 
After all, if Jesus "hated" it, I certainly did not want to be doing that!
But what was it?

One day the Lord directed me to read Revelation 2, and as I read Christ's words about the "Nicolaitane error", I wondered yet again what it meant. 

Suddenly the Lord imparted understanding and I saw it revealed and the Nicolaitanes were all through the scriptures! One word best says it. "Clergy".

They were the ones who persecuted Jesus.

King Saul was an early prototype. (leaders being elevated).
Diotrephes in 3John was one
Paul warned of them in Acts 20:33-35.
It all became clear the most common form of church government is the Nicolaitane error.   

Jesus is not the denominational, sectarian church version presented by titled church officials like "Reverend", "Pastor", "Apostle", "Rabbi", and a dozen other titles worn by men and women in the church system, collectively known as "the Clergy" which rules the laity (people).

A white stone:
What does that "hidden manna" reveal?
Jeus said they would receive a "white stone".

This is the pure, unleavened Jesus of the scripture.  

"The Stone that the builders rejected who is become the Head of the corner". Acts 4:11 
This is the stone which was set at nought of you (the apostate) builders, which is become the head of the corner."  
-set at aside by the builders then, and now, who substitute their version of Jesus as they built their churches, organizations, and personal ministries within Nicolaitane-run churches. 

The "white stone" is the revelation of Jesus, and not what most of Christianity superimposes over God's Word.
How can we say that? 
As you look at the "Not In Scripture List" on our web page, you will see many examples.
a NEW name written:

The "new name written"  was there all the time; it was veiled by religion.
It is the Pure Jesus  (the white stone) of the "hidden manna" of the Word of God "that which is written".  -in the scriptures. 

Can "another Jesus slip in through the church door? 

2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached.  
Not every "Jesus" preached is The "White Stone" Jesus that Paul preached and the writer John knew!

Every sect an denomination presents Jesus as they see Him. 

Believe it or not, none of these are in scripture.

-"God incarnate"
-"The deity of Christ"
 -“the Holy Trinity”
-Three offices, God the Son, “God in three persons”, fully God fully man”, “triune”, “dual nature” “God robed in flesh”, “God incarnate”. "God became a man", Divine Son”, “God-man”, “man God”.

Then please see "
This Jesus" that was preached by His disciples in Acts.

"which no one *knows but he that receives it"
How do you receive that? 
As we "renounce all that you have" in order to become HIS disciple, as Jesus taught in Luke 14:33, it even includes our church doctrine.
This is how we empty of ourselves in surrendering "all that we have" and believe in order for the Lord to renew our minds in His Word

Every formula, every man made list, creed, and statement no matter how seemingly important.  And yes, it takes time to allow God to purge out of us the "seed" (words) of men.. I still find this action of the Holy Spirit working in me.

Leaders will always make excuses for their religious traditions as Jesus said in Mark 7:8
Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.

Revelation is to recognize the Pure Jesus of the Hidden Manna after overcoming the Nicolaitane error and the preach-for-reward ministry! 
Knowing" the "new name", is as Peter received by revelation by the Spirit of God, as it is not found in repeating the syllables "Jesus" or a variant.

*knoweth: (G1097
 A prolonged primary verb; to "know" (absolutely), in a great variety of applications and with many implications, with others not thus clearly expressed):  perceive, be resolved, be sure, understand.)  
Now that you
know, here is the passage in Revelation:
11   He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
       He that overcomes shall not be hurt of the second death.

12   and to the angel of the church in Pergamum write
        These things says he that hath the sharp two-edged sword:

13   I know where you dwell, even where Satan`s throne is (satan rules in the heart of the natural, carnal-minded man)  and thou hold fast my name,
       and did not deny my faith, even in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one,
       who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

14   But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there some that hold
        the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock
        before the children of Israel,
       to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication.

15   So have you also some that hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans in like manner.
16   Repent therefore; or else I come to thee quickly, and I will make war against them
        with the sword of my mouth.

17    He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

To him that overcomes, to him will I give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and upon the stone a new name written, which no one knows but he that receives it.