Many people have asked me this question over the past 7 years of studying the Hebrew roots and God’s blueprint; “What benefit is it to learn about our Hebrew roots/blueprint or understand the Hebrew calendar?
This is a great question I have pondered for so many years now, because the simplicity of loving and accepting Christ as Savior and then loving others is the gospel message we are commanded to share and be. And in it’s simplicity, we don’t need to know anything else because it is FAITH alone that moves the hand of God and brings us into a relationship with Him. It has nothing to do with knowledge or wisdom or even understanding of God…It is simply by FAITH we become a child of God.
All of this being true, there are still so many questions our soul as believers longs for answers. I believe God puts that longing in us to step into the adventure of discovering those answers when we are ready. Questions like, “What does God look like? What does love look like? If God is love, what are His thoughts, His passion, His DNA, His character, and His master plan in creating me and heaven and earth? What does heaven look like? How do I recognize the voice of God? Now that I am “born again,” what am I “born into?” And when Jesus returns, what is going to happen?
For many Christians, the journey of discovering these answers to those questions begins through reading the Bible and praying, trials and triumphs, and learning about our gifts and talents God gave us to share with others. We have become “pregnant” with God’s truth, His righteousness, His power, and His purpose the moment the Holy Spirit was deposited in us. ALL the answers are already in that deposit because the Holy Spirit is TRUTH. God reveals more of the truth that is already in us as we spend more time getting to know Him. But quite honestly, we will never have all the answers fully to our questions UNTIL the birthing of the Millenium when Jesus returns. Until then, we are all excited with great anticipation, and trusting God is forming everything in HIS TIME.
Having said that, many believers have a lot of revelation of who they are in Christ, but they have little clues as to how they fit into the bigger picture of God who is forming each body part (individual), so that when it’s God’s time, ONE BODY is birthed that is fully functioning in the earth. It takes an understanding of the bigger picture, the master plan, the “Blueprint” to see how all the parts are formed, connect, and built together, as well as how long these parts need to be developed into maturity. The bigger picture is what is on the horizon. Don’t you want to see what that picture looks like?
The following analogy is what God gave me to share for the “WHY” a New Covenant believer today would want to take the time to peek into the Old Testament and discover how God designed the Hebrew Blueprint so we can understand the bigger plan:
If you have ever been pregnant, or have been a father to be, there is always a rejoicing the minute you find out you are pregnant (similar to when we become “born again Christians”). From that moment, life changes, and a new life is forming that you cannot see with the naked eye. But each day, that “seed” is growing in the womb. The mother may experience symptoms to inform her that their is a new life inside of her taking shape. The pregnancy test is proof she is. But to anyone who has not been told the “good news,” they cannot see with their natural eyes.
For several months, there still isn’t even a bump (sign) looking at the stomach to indicate that the mom is pregnant. When the mom does starts popping out, she almost feels she needs to proclaim or convince everyone who looks her way that she is pregnant, and not fat! Around the 7th month, most expectant mom’s have showers to celebrate and bless the coming birth. But it takes 9 months (or 40 weeks which is the biblical number representing a completion of time of trial/probation) for the gestation time to come to full term.
In the 9th month (9 in biblical terms means the “time of visitation”), right before giving birth, the mom feels she doesn’t have the strength to carry the baby any longer. But in the “fullness of time”, her water breaks. Labor begins, and the painful process to get that baby out of a tiny birth canal begins. She has NO choice but to go through the process of pushing, so she learns how to breathe and to rest between contractions. Finally, the LAST push which comes from somewhere deep from within, breaks through the seemingly impossible barrier and the baby’s head begins to crown. Life fully formed pours forth from this hidden place, the womb, and out into the open. A cry opens the lungs that breathe air for the first time, and the cord is cut. PEACE fills the room, and the baby is washed, wrapped in linen, and comforted in the arms of the parents. NOW the parents can SEE what God had been creating.
All throughout the journey, both the Father and Mother know they are parents, but they aren’t able to really step into that role UNTIL the baby is born.
This analogy of birth is one we are familiar with that has so many spiritual implications of the “blueprint” of all that God has created in His time (specifically Christ’s redemption story), but now I want to zero in on this analogy to pinpoint the relevance of the question of why we need to know God’s blueprint for today:
There is something exciting that happens during this pregnancy process around 8 weeks. It is then that the parents are able to schedule an Ultra-sound to hear the babies heartbeat and to see the baby forming in the womb. This incredible machine allows the parents to peek inside the secret place of the hidden womb, see what is growing, and give the parents data and information that brings comfort and joy. The moment the parents HEAR the heartbeat and SEE the baby in the womb, a shift happens.
Instantly, pregnancy is not just a word. It’s not just head knowledge that a baby is in the womb and coming 7 months later. IT BECOMES REAL. HEARING the heartbeat connects the parents hearts to the baby. SEEING the baby floating around alive gives the parents their first picture of “family.” Not only that, the parents can then IDENTIFY if the baby is a boy or girl, and can prepare accordingly. A miraculous new love streams through a parents heart instantly after the Ultra-sound, and the parents shift from just the idea of being parents to the reality of becoming parents.
It is privilege to be able to look behind closed doors (behind the skin and into the womb) and see LIFE being formed. This technology wasn’t there years ago. But we who live today are privileged to have access to the beauty of this technology. It unlocks some of the “mystery” out of the womb. It brings a new measure of JOY knowing that what is being formed is a product of love that will have both parents DNA traits. It measures the TIME of which the baby is developing. It brings PEACE knowing the baby is healthy. It brings agape LOVE because you love this baby before it can even love you back. It brings PATIENCE because you see the limbs need 7 more months to go to form. It brings KINDNESS and GENTLENESS to the seemingly slow process because the mom realizes her life isn’t her own. It brings SELF – CONTROL because the choices the parents make are done with the baby’s birth in mind. It brings FAITHFULNESS to hold on to the promise that when the baby is fully formed, it will birth forth LIFE THAT WILL PRODUCE “A FAMILY!”
As a collective “Church,” for the past 2,000 years, the “Seed” that has been impregnated in all of us has multiplied. When this “baby” is finally birthed, it will be the sign that confirms the beginning of the Millennium, and the world will welcome the Father (Christ the King) and His baby named “Son of light.” The earth will rejoice because the bible tells us that the earth is groaning and travailing for the revealing of the “sons of light” (Romans 8:19). The earth will recognize this new FAMILY. It is so hard to imagine that ALL these Christians, both past, present, and future, are ONE BODY! But we are, because eventually, we will be made in HIS IMAGE COMPLETELY! FULLY ONE! ONE FAMILY!
Learning about God’s blueprint, our Hebrew roots, and connecting them to the New Covenant Promises is like God allowing us to be a part of a sneak peak Ultra sound of the body of Christ that has been forming in the womb these past 2,000 years. We are living in a time God is revealing the “mysteries of Christ” that have been hidden in the womb. This baby is about to give birth. God calls the baby “sons of light,” but He also calls the baby “His Bride” because when the baby is born, it will reflect the Oneness in Him: His light and glory, and love. We are called to be His Family. Discovering these Hebrew blueprints will open up your heart to SEE and HEAR what He is saying about this baby, YOU, His family, and His heart of redemption for ALL creation.
So the question God is asking us now is: Are you interested in seeing what’s in the womb so you can be ready for this birth? You not only make up a part of this baby forming, but you can sit where the Lord sits and see what He sees looking into this “Ultra-sound” and get a sneak peek at what is coming. Past generations couldn’t see what God is revealing to us today. But you can!
“For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body-whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free-and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many” (1 Cor. 12:12-14).
“You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of the darkness into His manifest light” (1 Peter 2:9).
” And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as WE are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sentMe, and have loved them, as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world” (John 17:22-24).