BARABBAS THE MAN AND BARABBAS THE PARABLE
Did anyone know that Barabbas, a/k/a ‘bad-guy’ in the Bible, the one who was released out into the world, given freedom from his jailer’s chains and was known for his continual rebellion of 1) Jewish Laws of giving to the Temple and sacrificing of animals along with selling their skins; 2) the Roman occupation of the land and city of Jerusalem? He thought that fighting his way through to make his voice heard was the only way. He thought that the time for negotiations was all but null and void. He thought that he had no one but himself to depend on; that God was not listening to the good, let alone the bad, like him. He relied on himself. He taught himself to trust only things he could see, touch, feel – things on and of this earth. (Good thing God uses His sense of SMELL to receive those that are a pleasing Aroma to Him.) All the other stuff such as faith, love, compassion – he could have no part of because he had no understanding of such things as these were not the attributes he had ever been given in the world, on this earth. They were foreign so he fought against it. He did not trust new, he did not trust old so what was left for him to trust and believe in? He had to find this. He had to be given a match, a spark that would light the Light that could and would allow him to find what he thought did not exist for him and others like him, or the things he thought only existed through him. This is why he was left and released.
Jesus was sending him out to find Him, the One standing next to him who he did not know, meaning Barabbas did not know Jesus. He sent him back into the world so he could then stand next to Jesus again and that it would be Jesus who could now know him. If not, the two once again would stand next to each other only the next time, it would be Barabbas standing in the spot of the judged and Jesus being released to the Ones who knew him.
If this pattern has already happened on earth, it will happen again in Heaven. This is one of the most important, yet over-looked parables that has been told. Barabbas is not who we think – for we have judged in and by the world’s standards, by the flesh but God has used his story, his life and his rebellion for a much greater picture – for His Greater Good!
Barabbas represents the man who was born of flesh or who is covered and walked through his life on earth in the flesh, that was in chains, imprisoned by the Laws governing his surroundings. The Law that was chained hand-in-hand to that flesh. What he saw the day Jesus died, what ‘gift’ he was given was something he struggled with, through and for, the rest of his days on this earth. I find it so amazing that his story, in the end, tells the most endearing tale.
Most don’t realize that in the of his life, this rebellious man took the place of John the Disciple on this cross. While imprisoned with both Peter and John, and after he had been given sight to see just what it was Jesus did for him, he believed he was to sacrifice himself in place of Peter. Peter told him no – that is not the will of God and that it was Peter’s time and he would go to the cross himself. Then, John was called and when John’s name was called out to come to the guards for his crucifixion, Jesus Bar Abbas claimed himself as John. So in turn, it was the thief, the man in chains, the rebellious one that gave the world the Revelation of Jesus Christ, or the Truth. He took the cup in order that the Divine Heavenly Wisdom, again The Truth, could be released unto the people upon the earth. Amazing, isn’t it?
BARABBAS – THE THIEF/BARABBAS – THE GIVER OF GOLD
We all know about the wedding in Cana that Jesus and His Mother Mary attended but very little about the details surrounding it. It is believed, or said that during the wedding, the father’s gold was stolen by the thief, Barabbas himself. It is said that the bag full of gold was then used to pay the woman who owned the house that was home to the harlots, women of pleasure. The gold was paid to her for the release of a girl he could not forget – the one he called “The One With No Name”. Also, it was enough gold to pay for all the women who sold their bodies for food and shelter. They themselves did not realize freedom was at the door…they were just unable to see it as the ‘walls’ separating the rooms they were laying in kept them in the dark of this purchase that was just made. They missed the open door that would have set them on their Path to freedom.
The ‘No Named One’, would not give him her name which intrigued Barabbas more. She was in one storyteller’s tale, a harlot herself named Rachel, while another wrote she was a young maiden who just worked there and was called Esther. Whichever holds the truth, I do not know because both versions tell a story. It was from this women getting to know her ‘master’ or ‘owner’ that soften his heart, even if he tried so very hard to keep it as hard as a rock. Her gentleness, yet strong conviction in the Lord, is what nursed him when he was beaten by the servant from the father’s house (who held the wedding), who had afterwards been thrown into the continuous fire pits, bound by both hands and feet. It was from a leper’s ‘hook’ that reached into the fire and rolled him out, flesh singed and burnt but actually, it was only mere moments he endured the flames.
The woman was then left to find oils, herbs and medicines to nurse this man who bought/purchased her, back to health. Having no money, she was led to beg on the streets and soon after, was given a gold bracelet to sell as that was all the Roman wife had to give. That woman, that wife, was the wife of Pilate.
After this, Pilate’s wife who was searching herself for truth, found herself as the girl, searching out Jesus and the teaching of Heaven. These unlikely women found friendship and even though they were worlds apart in comparison, they were very much alike in their search for something higher. The girl became pregnant, only to lose it at the hands of the Roman soldiers who came to hunt Barabbas down. The loss of this child was now removing all the warmth and softness that had been slowly but surely settling within is heart. To further add to his grief, she died soon after in the streets by the crowds coming against Jesus and His claim to being the Son of God. In his despair, he was arrested by the Roman authorities and sent to the sulfur mines of Sicily. Once settled in this pit within the earth, Barabbas was partnered in chains to a Christian who himself was sentenced to a life in darkness because his refusal to through a cargo of slaves overboard in the sea. This man in the beginning, hates Barabbas for being pardoned instead of his Master, the one called Jesus.
These two who started their imprisonment in opposition to one another, are chained together for 20 years, in which time, had become friends. It was these two foe-friends who ironically, became the only two from the mines who could be rescued as they were the only survivors when an earthquake shook the ground, collapsing the mines pits below. Twenty years he was below the earth, in chains, with a believer in Christ. The good, the bad – making every move together – led them to become friends and were so still when taken to Rome where they would train to become gladiators who fought to the death in the great coliseum of the Roman Emperor Nero. Friend killing friend, enemy killing enemy, it seemed no matter where his feet took him, the matter of life or death always stood in the path that he would have to walk or take, including the paths he ultimately crossed.
It was Barabbas who took his Christian friend and follower of the teachings of Christ, to be buried properly after he was killed with a spear to his heart. Ironically, the place of burial was in the Catacombs of Rome, so again, Barabbas was led to man-made chambers of darkness within the earth. When he appeared above ground, finally making his way out of the dark maze that held so many dead, he saw the fires of Rome. He remembered what was said by the Believer’s in his life and thought that finally, the end of the world had come. So he too grabbed a torch and lit fires so the City of Rome would burn. It was in this doing that he was arrested and accused as the one who started the fires, when really, he was only one participate, one man following the lead of others. This act is/was his final act, the finale of the life of this rebellious man who many thought would not or could not die. It was at this time, he was sentenced to death. It was the his standing up – professing his faith in Christ that sent him to his death on the cross, along with all the other Christians arrested that night in the City of Rome.
Christians lighting a fire to the homes of non-believers, pagans who had a belief of a different god other than their own or possibly, their belief in a same God but separated by their blindness in Jesus and the truth of whose Son he really was. This is yet again, another pattern to watch for only this time, hopefully, you’ll see it with Heavenly eyes and understand that the fire which burns a home, is really a cleansing of the flesh. It wasn’t the Christians that started the fires in the first place, so who was the real ‘Fire-Starter’? Who was it that lit the first torch? This is such a huge layer and parable – I hope you see it.
JESUS IS BOTH
A while back, I stated that something happened at the cross – a switch of sorts when Jesus spoke to John and His Mother Mary these words: “Son, this is your Mother…Woman/Mother this is your son.” We know that Jesus has both Spirits within Him as He spoke with each saying, “My God, My God why have You forsaken me?” Then again when interceding for those who cursed Him: “Father, Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” One ‘Son’ was in intersession to His God while the other was pleading to His Father. One was Earthly, One was Heavenly. One was speaking as Jesus Christ and the other as Christ Jesus. Jesus was born with one Spirit while baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River thereby receiving the other. Jesus’ journey into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights, was His time to conquer His flesh against the enemy and at the same time, the God of this world. (40 days in the desert is likened to 2000 years.) Jesus was never actually subject to sin, only the temptation of it.
He had to also pass the test of temptation so he could quiet the voice of man or men that rang loudly throughout His walk; it was the noise coming from the mouths of those He went to save. Jesus had to walk in Heavenly ways, using the new ‘gifts’ He received on the waters of the Jordan. When the dove descended, so did the Spirit from Heaven that now rested upon Him. This is a pattern that shows a parable of what will happen to Believers as they too are born via the waters of Heaven, receiving too their Gifts – to then be sent out to minister to the blind, deaf, crippled and to share the truly good things of Heaven. This is where the healing will again occur; the Harvest reaped.
If Heaven and Earth are bound (what is bound on earth is bound in Heaven), then this must now occur ‘up there’ as it has already been completed here. The Gifts that Jesus received here, were earthly and given as He went out and received the Twelve (12) Disciples, who in Heaven are now called Apostles (earthly to Heavenly). No longer will the earthly Gospels be the fruit, but the Heavenly Apostles which represent the Heavenly Truth (Fruit). This is what the pattern will follow once again. The removal of the demons, seven (7) so it says, is the teaching or ‘Gifts of the Spirit’ that were given here and that gave our earthly body it’s food or fruits. These must be removed once we are in Heaven and replaced by the Divine Spirits of the Tree or Fruits of the Tree so we will have understanding and Heavenly discernment on the Kingdom level. Again, this is a parable of healing, when one receives Revelation or Truth of the Kingdom of Heaven.
This is the Fruit that leads ones feet to the Path of Knowledge which in turn, opens the Door to Eternal Life with the Father. These are the candles which Light the flames on the Menorah. Each of us have a Menorah that needs to be lit and is done so by following the Path which is laid out for us via the Tapestry of our life which is written upon our hearts.
Jesus already came as the ‘Man’ or Son of Man representing the earthly idol or god; now He must come as the Beast, the Son of God parable as now, the Golden Calf worship pattern manifests and takes hold. It’s the Babylon Golden Man worshiped and built within the City and the Israelite Golden Calf Statue worshiped and molded out in the wilderness of the desert; both were worshiped as a Golden God and so again, this pattern will be followed. Jesus comes as the Beast to those who do not know the Truth. The Destroyer will destroy the earthly things so that we, or people, will see only the things of Heaven. He must destroy the teaching of the earthly, fleshly man which to most, will be looked upon as a Beast, but really, He is destroying the teaching or Word, the flesh resides in. By doing this, the Walls of Jericho will fall, and the Harlot released from her captivity from behind and within the mighty walls of a Babylonian-idol worshiping land. She is free. This is the parable of Rahab who helped Joshua and the Israelites conquer Babylon and if you remember, it is she that Joshua married. If Joshua is a parable of a likeness of Jesus, then who did Jesus release and now is set to marry? The Daughter of Babylon. If she is the Harlot on earth, then she is the opposite in Heaven. Same goes the other way…so if the Virgin marries her Groom in Heaven, who is she marrying or married to on earth? Remember, Jesus ‘flipped’ the tables in the Temple Courtyard so what did He really do? What does the flipping of tables actually mean?
All is from above us, the Heavenlies or Heavenly realms. As in the Beginning all descended, or ‘came-down’, the tables now need to be flipped and the ascending back to the place from which we came shall take us up and not down. The ‘waters’ are the above us through the sky. We will pass through the Kingdoms which are the layers or realms lined out in the atmospheres above. There are Seven (7) that must be passed through before we reach the Gates of Heaven. Why? There are 7 Kingdoms below the Sea of Glass or Dome and three (3) above. These the Roman, Greek, Persian etc. These lands have kings and rulers and once again, their lands must be crossed in order to get to the Holy Land, the Promised Land of God is really what this area is and just as it is on earth, it is in Heaven, meaning, these Kingdoms lay between the North and South, ruled by 7 Rulers…the Seven Churches, the Seven Seals, Seven Mountains and really, the 7 Angels or Angelic Hosts. Each hold a Seal of God – a teaching of Truth. As each obtain that teaching of Truth or receiving it by eating the Fruit or Good Food of the Tree each Church provides, they have broken the Seal of that Mystery or Scroll. Each land or layer, holds the Secrets of Heaven and of the Father and to Eternal Life with Him. If a heart is not pliable to receive what is given, the earthquakes or ‘shaking of the dust of the earth’ must occur so all will be brought to their knees so they can see what is needed in order to take the Home. The shaking of the dust – is the flesh. The Wind then comes along and blows the dust (Dust in the Wind) toward Home as it must be removed prior to receiving ‘Rest’ in the Father or His Mansion where the True Body of Christ shall reside.
Find the sequence of these in the Bible pattern – read how they ended and again, this will be the pattern only reversed. Everything human beings here on earth think they have understanding of they do so only from an earthly understanding and discernment. All see it happening here. I, believe 1 million percent, all will happen ‘Up There’. Our walk with the Lord, with Christ, is individual and also separate than the group. Each must receive REVELATION/TRUTH and it was His 7 Churches (Angels) He sent to fulfill this…each is responsible for breaking a Seal that holds the Heavenly Gifts needed to achieve this, in order for man to receive God’s True Holy of Holies Spirit.
These Angels are too the 7 main Fallen Angels as they were cast down UNDER the Sea of Glass unto their own Heavenly realms, atmospheres because what they were teaching, was not Heavenly, but Earthly. On earth, we see these ruling over the 7 Continents. There is a City of Gold or City of God that sets atop these Heavens, these “7 Hills”. They were removed from the Kingdom of Heaven because they had to reside below in order to do what God had told them to as they are Messengers, Children and really His FIRST CREATION. They, like Barabbas, are too labeled as “Rebellious” but look what Barabbas’ rebellion did for God’s Kingdom or the Kingdom of Heaven? It revealed It’s TRUTH.
These are all the Kingdoms, Kings, ruling Lands, etc. of the Bible. All the diverse ‘Era’s of Time’ the World or planet experienced throughout it’s various countries and kingdoms, it was a shadow of what was occurring above. Each time we walked through one ‘Age’ onto another, this was due to the CHANGE of Rule or Authority above…one Angel took the Kingly Sceptre from the other (hence the Dark Ages, Golden Ages, and the wars within etc.) as each Church had a different mission, or message they had to ‘Unseal’.
The 7th Heaven or 7th Seal is where the Little Book was eaten. It tasted like honey but settled in the stomach as bitter herbs. If this is written here as this, then up there, I look for it to be the opposite. As the Truth is given it is being swallowed as bitter tasting because it is opposite of what we’ve learned/been taught here but once settled in one’s stomach, it will lay there like honey…This is why we are sent through the wilderness in the first place, so that we eat the bitter herbs of the thorny bushes first, as did John the Baptist. Then, the locust which are those that know the truth who come to eat the stalks of the wheat and anything else they see growing in the fields that are of an Earthly truth and not Heavenly. Then, you can eat the honey.
EARTHLY DOUBT VS. HEAVENLY FAITH
Remember, all are appendages of Jesus – all are His Fruits. All things are used to get us HOME! Earthly is the ‘Likeness’ – it is the replica. If there is a Heavenly Brother/Sister than there is an Earthly Brother/Sister…Is this why Thomas was called “The Twin” because of his doubt which is the opposite of faith? Earthly doubt vs. Heavenly faith is what we as ‘twins’ battle. We doubt Heavenly things because we have only earthly knowledge, wisdom and our flesh rules over these, thereby opposing the faith of our Spirit. If the world doesn’t agree or know about such things, we cave – crumble to the world…never really conquering it. Until one receives Heavenly Truth from Heavenly Teachers, we can never leave the prison of our flesh, the One who holds the True Temple of God captive. This is why it is said, “The Truth will set you free!” Go all in…crush the head of the snake. There are always 2 in a battle…just as it was shown hanging besides Jesus on the cross. One on each side…both thieves but one spoke in faith while the other cast only doubts. It’s overcoming the doubt through the faith.
As long as were are here, we are handicapped by the Veil of Deception so what we do not understand on Heavenly levels, is really not our fault. it’s been set from the beginning, our blindness that is; so until we are above the Sun, everything will continue to repeat the patterns once again, only using different players, different people God has made in order to show their life in teaching parables, telling a Heavenly story…His story. This is common throughout the stories of the Bible. This is why I always say pray for ‘Divine Heavenly Sight’ so you can see above the Veil to the something New He has promised. Once we are over that Sun – watch out because that is when He is going to do something we wouldn’t believe even if we were told! It’s His SOMETHING NEW!
I pray you receive this Gift as the following scripture is meant specifically with all this in mind: Proverbs 25:2 – “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.”
I BELIEVE NOW IS THE TIME AT HAND
I’ve been quiet these past months in my blogging responsibilites and for this I apologize. It’s been quite a time of learning.
I’ve come to a time in my walk that I no longer believe I can share what I have been taught. Not because I don’t want to or that I haven’t tried. I finally realized it is not up to me to teach, it is only by HIM above. HE is the One that must blow Life into dry bones…It is only Him that can change the hearts of men so that it becomes soften, child-like in order for it to accept the Gift HE is giving. I can share but when it gets to a place that exceeds my boundries, well, I must stay behind my line that has already been drawn in the sand.
What I can share with everyone, all my friends I’ve made through this site and my videos, is that remember the story of Barabbas above. Good isn’t always good and evil isn’t always evil. That God is in charge of all that is His and that means, He sets the trees in their exact alignment on each sides of the Path He puts us on. The Right-hand, regardless of how ‘Right’ is may be, it is just half of the whole with the Left-hand and both hands are used to carry us HOME.
As we are removed from our cave, our pit, our prison and the chains that hold us here, all are given the Promise of everlasting life with HIM. It’s a Promise that takes all to the place where that Promise from God can be fulfilled and it’s taught while we walk in and through His Promised Land. It’s the Land that is full of promise. It will all be there but if you do not remove what is earthly from you, clean your garments so-to-speak, He will have no choice but to “shake the dust from you” with His Mighty Winds. If you do not bath in the pools as you walk from Promise to Promise, from Seal to Seal, you will have to go through the fire and He will burn if off. Be assured, one way or another, He will complete His Word and His Promise. By water or by fire, by sea or by land – HE WILL BRING YOU HOME!
As the days ahead may become scary for most, let them not be scary for you. He has this!
THE REAL 3 DAYS OF DARKNESS
It’s been in front of us the entire time, all of it right there! It’s Paul…it’s his journey on the road to Damascus. Paul represents how we should be now, how we should be learning…not from earthly lights, teachers, knowledge or books, but by the Voice crying out in the desert. This is when we move from Earthly to Heavenly, the Spirit, our True Teacher. He blinds so He can heal and give Heavenly sight to the things of Heaven.
The 3-days of darkness is when the Exodus begins and the Earthly Holy Spirit is removed from us. It is during these 3 days we journey from the land across the seas. We leave what will then be known as the Enemy, behind. Unless we put on our Armor, it will be a rough wavy ride. How can one hear a Heavenly Voice if the only voice they’ve ever listened to has been Earthly? You cannot hear via your ears nor see via your eyes…you must think of Paul’s blindness and how he walked when the Father said “WALK!” or “RISE!” That was his only security during these darkest days of his life! But, what happened at the end of those 3 days? Exactly what the Voice whispering in the Wind told Paul would happen! He kept His Promise!
Paul was not taught by anyone other than the Holy Spirit, the Christ Spirit. No earthly teachers, no teachings he had embedded in his mind since birth…He listened to only ONE. This is why Paul at times went ‘head-to-head’ with Peter and James. They were taught Heavenly things by Jesus but still did not have full Heavenly understanding. Not like Paul did. Paul knew things were not one way or another, but both. This is why many believe Paul’s teachings do not belong as he is seen as the Double Minded Man who carries a Double Edge Sword. He knew there were the 2 sides of man…2 within the One.
The Church, the Earthly Christians are walking through the ‘wide-gate’ as they all believe the same ‘concept’ of the original teaching from man. It’s the hidden that takes us through the narrow-gate. Flip the tables, stay strong through the blindness and stand strong in knowing that all through the NT Jesus was healing the blind – giving them sight again. When He put the mud on the beggar’s eyes in front of the Temple doors, the beggar yelled out, “Stop! Your hurting me!” This is when the scales are placed at the beginning of the 3 days of darkness – it will hurt and most will yell-out but that’s good; yell nice and loud so He can hear you because that is what He wants. He wants you to scream out to Him so He can come swiftly to rescue and heal you. He has to cripple in order to bring healing because unfortunately, we don’t realize that we are the children the Bible speaks about. We, we the people are the little ones – and doesn’t all the little ones go up into His arms?
I pray that our Father in Heaven who created ALL will bring life from those dead pages and make them truly alive in your heart, spirit and soul. Nothing is going to play-out as expected as I’ve said over and over throughout these past almost 2 years. Use your Heavenly eyes to see above, not to your left or right that is here, but up where our help comes from. Remember what I have told you – file it away so you can easily bring it to mind when you realize what the shaking is all about. It’s not to bring you down, but to bring us all up.
Most importantly, do not judge what you do not know. I apologize to all I may have offended when speaking about how their church may operate, may teach because now I realize that they do have the truth, but only on an Earthly level of understanding and not in it’s true Heavenly form or Truth. They have ‘a part’. All have been given a piece, some Heavenly Truth but since it had no choice but to be received by Earthly ears and discerned with such limited earthly knowledge, judgment, pride, lust of wordly things quickly began to take root…The Barabbas Spirit is what was released into the world so that is who the world hears and gravitates to first. The Earthly fruits replicated the Heavenly fruits and no one can tell the difference in the ‘likeness’ and ‘original’. Now, both will be exposed and how will man see the difference? How will they know Heavenly from Earthly? How will they know who the real Beast/beast is? Jesus Bar Joseph or Jesus Bar Abbas will stand in front of the people once again – but who will be WHO? Who will the people choose this time?
Before I close here, I will share with you what brings a smile to my face every day. I will leave a video below for your to listen to and regardless what you think of who it is or who it isn’t, just know, it makes me happy because it’s voice I’ve listened to since I was 4 – 5 years old. There’s a ‘big’ story there that many won’t take the time to search out, but like all things good and of truth, they are hidden and one much do their homework to find the knowledge in order to understand. I’m not saying one-way or another what I think, it doesn’t matter, but it lightens my spirit, brings a smile to my face because it confirms to me what I’ve been taught…nothing is as it seems…smoke and mirrors can hide what has been in front of us the entire time – they just did their job very very well! Enjoy!
I love you…see you soon!
Mary Beth – Friend of Heaven