THE WHIRLING WHEELS GOD’s Portable Throne • GOD HAS AN IMMOVABLE THRONE IN HEAVEN & A TRAVELLING MOBILE THRONE. • HE USES THE PORTABLE THRONE TO COME TO THE EARTH TO PERFORM SOME MISSIONS, SPECIALLY SOME KINGDOM TASKS. • THE MOBILE THRONE IS LIKE A MOVING PLATFORM OR A MOVING THRONE. • IT IS CALLED IN HEBREW: MERKABAH= CHARIOT (Hebrew tradition interpretation: DIVINE CHARIOT) EZEKIEL SAW GOD’S PORTABLE THRONE • Ezekiel was a priest. • He was in exile in Babylon. • The hand of God came upon him and he had an impressive vision • He saw a vehicle- Merkabah- a portable Holy of Holies- a mobile temple• He saw living creatures= HAYYOT= CHERUBIM EZEKIEL’S VISIONS 1. CHAPTER 1: 1-28 2. CHAPTER 3: 10-15 3. CHAPTER 10: 1-22 4. CHAPTER 11: 22-25 1st VISION: EZEKIEL 1: 1-28 VIDEO 1st VISION: EZEQUIEL 1: 1-28 1 En el día quinto del mes cuarto del año treinta, mientras me encontraba entre los deportados a orillas del río Quebar, los cielos se abrieron y recibí visiones de Dios.2 Habían pasado cinco años y cinco meses desde que el rey Joaquín fue deportado. 3 (En este tiempo, mientras Ezequiel hijo de Buzí estaba a orillas del río Quebar, en la tierra de los caldeos, el SEÑOR le dirigió la palabra, y su mano se posó sobre él.) 4 De pronto me fijé y vi que del norte venían un viento huracanado y una nube inmensa rodeada de un fuego fulgurante y de un gran resplandor. En medio del fuego se veía algo semejante a un metal refulgente.5 También en medio del fuego vi algo parecido a cuatro seres vivientes,6 cada uno de los cuales tenía cuatro caras y cuatro alas. 1st VISION: EZEQUIEL 1: 1-28 7 Sus piernas eran rectas, y sus pies parecían pezuñas de ternero y brillaban como el bronce bruñido.8 En sus cuatro costados, debajo de las alas, tenían manos humanas. Estos cuatro seres tenían caras y alas,9 y las alas se tocaban entre sí. Cuando avanzaban no se volvían, sino que cada uno caminaba de frente.10 Sus rostros tenían el siguiente aspecto: de frente, los cuatro tenían rostro humano; a la derecha tenían cara de león; a la izquierda, de toro; y por detrás, de águila. 11 Tales eran sus caras. Sus alas se desplegaban hacia arriba. Con dos alas se tocaban entre sí, mientras que con las otras dos se cubrían el cuerpo.12 Los cuatro seres avanzaban de frente. Iban adonde el espíritu los impulsaba, y no se volvían al andar. 1st VISION: EZEQUIEL 1: 1-28 13 Estos seres vivientes parecían carbones encendidos, o antorchas, que se movían de un lado a otro. El fuego resplandecía, y de él se desprendían relámpagos.14 Los seres vivientes se desplazaban de un lado a otro con la rapidez de un rayo. 15 Miré a los seres vivientes de cuatro caras, y vi que en el suelo, junto a cada uno de ellos, había una rueda.16 Las cuatro ruedas tenían el mismo aspecto, es decir, brillaban como el topacio y tenían la misma forma. Su estructura era tal que cada rueda parecía estar encajada dentro de la otra.17 Las ruedas podían avanzar en las cuatro direcciones sin tener que volverse.18 Las cuatro ruedas tenían grandes aros y estaban llenas de ojos por todas partes.19 Cuando los seres vivientes avanzaban, las ruedas a su lado hacían lo mismo, y cuando se levantaban del suelo, también se levantaban las ruedas. 1st VISION: EZEQUIEL 1: 1-28 20 Los seres iban adonde el espíritu los impulsaba, y las ruedas se elevaban juntamente con ellos, porque el espíritu de los seres vivientes estaba en las ruedas.21 Cuando los seres se movían, las ruedas también se movían; cuando se detenían, las ruedas también se detenían; cuando se elevaban del suelo, las ruedas también se elevaban. Las ruedas hacían lo mismo que ellos, porque el espíritu de los seres vivientes estaba en las ruedas. 22 Sobre las cabezas de los seres vivientes había una especie de bóveda, muy hermosa y reluciente como el cristal.23 Debajo de la bóveda las alas de estos seres se extendían y se tocaban entre sí, y cada uno de ellos tenía otras dos alas con las que se cubría el cuerpo.24 Cuando los seres avanzaban, yo podía oír el ruido de sus alas: era como el estruendo de muchas aguas, como la voz del *Todopoderoso, como el tumultuoso ruido de un campamento militar. Cuando se detenían, replegaban sus alas. 1st VISION: EZEQUIEL 1: 1-28 25 Luego, mientras estaban parados con sus alas replegadas, se produjo un estruendo por encima de la bóveda que estaba sobre sus cabezas.26 Por encima de esa bóveda había algo semejante a un trono de zafiro, y sobre lo que parecía un trono había una figura de aspecto humano.27 De lo que parecía ser su cintura para arriba, vi algo que brillaba como el metal bruñido, rodeado de fuego. De su cintura para abajo, vi algo semejante al fuego, y un resplandor a su alrededor.28 El resplandor era semejante al del arco iris cuando aparece en las nubes en un día de lluvia. Tal era el aspecto de la gloria del SEÑOR. Ante esa visión, caí rostro en tierra y oí que una voz me hablaba. 2ND VISION: EZEKIEL 3: 10-15 10 And he said to me, "Son of man, listen carefully and take to heart all the words I speak to you. 11 Go now to your countrymen in exile and speak to them. Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says,' whether they listen or fail to listen.“ 12 Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a loud rumbling sound—May the glory of the LORD be praised in his dwelling place!- 13 the sound of the wings of the living creatures brushing against each other and the sound of the wheels beside them, a loud rumbling sound. 14 The Spirit then lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the LORD upon me. 15 I came to the exiles who lived at Tel Abib near the Kebar River. And there, where they were living, I sat among them for seven days-overwhelmed. 2ND VISION: EZEQUIEL 3:10-15 10 Luego me dijo: «Hijo de hombre, escucha bien todo lo que voy a decirte, y atesóralo en tu corazón.11 Ahora ve adonde están exiliados tus compatriotas. Tal vez te escuchen, tal vez no; pero tú adviérteles: "Así dice el SEÑOR omnipotente." 12 Entonces el Espíritu de Dios me levantó, y detrás de mí oí decir con el estruendo de un terremoto: «¡Bendita sea la gloria del SEÑOR, donde él habita!»13 Oí el ruido de las alas de los seres vivientes al rozarse unas con otras, y el de las ruedas que estaban junto a ellas, y el ruido era estruendoso.14 El Espíritu me levantó y se apoderó de mí, y me fui amargado y enardecido, mientras la mano del SEÑOR me sujetaba con fuerza.15 Así llegué a Tel Aviv, a orillas del río Quebar, adonde estaban los israelitas exiliados, y totalmente abatido me quedé con ellos durante siete días. 3RD VISION: EZEKIEL 10: 1-5 "Then I looked, and saw, in the expanse that was over the head of the cherubim there appeared above them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne. 2He spoke to the man clothed in linen, and said, Go in between the whirling wheels, even under the cherub, and fill both your hands with coals of fire from between the cherubim, and scatter them over the city. He went in as I watched. 3Now the cherubim stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court. 4The glory of Yahweh mounted up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of Yahweh’s glory. 5The sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of God Almighty when he speaks. 3RD VISION: EZEQUIEL 10:1-5 1 Después miré, y sobre la bóveda que estaba encima de la cabeza de los *querubines vi una especie de piedra de zafiro que tenía la forma de un trono.2 Y el SEÑOR le dijo al hombre vestido de lino: «Métete entre las ruedas que están debajo de los querubines, toma un puñado de las brasas que están entre los querubines, y espárcelas por toda la ciudad.» Y el hombre se metió allí, mientras yo miraba. 3 En el momento en que el hombre entró, los querubines estaban en la parte sur del templo y una nube llenaba el atrio interior.4 Entonces la gloria del SEÑOR, que estaba sobre los querubines, se elevó y se dirigió hacia el umbral del templo. La nube llenó el templo, y el atrio se llenó del resplandor de la gloria del SEÑOR.5 El ruido de las alas de los querubines llegaba hasta el atrio exterior, y era semejante a la voz del Dios *Todopoderoso. 4TH VISION: EZEKIEL 11: 22-25 • 22Then did the cherubim lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above. • 23And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city. • 24Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me. • 25Then I spoke unto them of the captivity all the things that the LORD had showed me. 4TH VISION: EZEQUIEL 11: 22-25 • 22 Los querubines desplegaron sus alas. Las ruedas estaban junto a ellos, y la gloria del Dios de Israel estaba por encima de ellos.23 La gloria del SEÑOR se elevó de en medio de la ciudad y se detuvo sobre el cerro que está al oriente de Jerusalén.24 En una visión, un viento me levantó y me trasladó hasta donde estaban los exiliados en Babilonia; y la visión desapareció.25 Entonces les comuniqué a los exiliados lo que el SEÑOR me había revelado. God came to proclaim His decree • A destruction by fire was coming upon Jerusalem. • God came on His portable throne to proclaim His decree about Israel: The Kingdom would be taken away from Israel. • Later we read that the Glory of God departed from the temple. It left what was supposed to be God's habitation, because of wickedness (Ez. 10:18). • Our God is a jealous God and won't abide with competing affections. Ezekiel 10:6 The angelic servant is told to take fire from "among the wheels and scatter it over apostate Jerusalem," which had turned to idolatry . Then fire came from the wheels . The fire from wheels was the source of what was to happen to the city which was suppose to bear God's name . Unity • • • • • The cherubim and the wheels are bound together . There seems to be a total unity of the two . As the Cherubim went, rose, stood still, so did the wheels . Practically every characteristic of the two are the same . Both were full of eyes. The fire said to be between the Cherubim was between the wheels. The sound of the wings was like the sound of the wheels, "like the voice of God Almighty.“ The creatures moved "like a tumult of an army..." The Lord is often referred to as "The Lord of host " (of the armies of heaven. ) Here a military concept is introduced. The Lord is taking over the Kingdom with His Army. • The Lord was enthroned upon the Cherubim and wheels. (They all travel together.) • What is being portrayed is a throne of fire coming out of the storm . • Upon this throne is the Glory of God on a moving platform (some sort of vehicle.) • In the Greek Septuagint Ez.43:3: reads “…and the vision of the chariot that I saw." Ezekiel 43:3 • 3This vision was like the one I had seen when God came to destroy Jerusalem and like the one I had seen near the Kebar River. I immediately bowed with my face to the ground, • 3 Esta visión era semejante a la que tuve cuando el SEÑOR vino a destruir la ciudad de Jerusalén, y a la que tuve junto al río Quebar. Me incliné rostro en tierra, • In the Greek Septuagint Ez.43:3: reads: “…and the vision of the chariot that I saw." Daniel also saw it • "As I looked, "thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. (7:9) Daniel also saw it • 9 »Mientras yo observaba esto, se colocaron unos tronos, y tomó asiento un venerable Anciano. Su ropa era blanca como la nieve, y su cabello, blanco como la lana. Su trono con sus ruedas centelleaban como el fuego. (7:9) WINGS of the wind • God metaphorically was portrayed as "riding " on the cherubim (like a chariot.) Also again like in Ezekiel, we have another connection with the wind. Psalm 18:10 • "He [Yahweh] rode upon a cherub and flew upon the wings of the wind“. • “Montando sobre un querubín, surcó los cielos y se remontó sobre las alas del viento”. PSALM 104:1-4 • 1 Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. • 2 He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent • 3 and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. • 4 He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants. SALMOS 104:1-4 • 1 ¡Alaba, *alma mía, al SEÑOR! SEÑOR mi Dios, tú eres grandioso; te has revestido de gloria y majestad. 2 Te cubres de luz como con un manto; extiendes los cielos como un velo. 3 Afirmas sobre las aguas tus altos aposentos y haces de las nubes tus carros de guerra. ¡Tú cabalgas en las alas del viento! 4 Haces de los vientos tus mensajeros, y de las llamas de fuego tus servidores. Chariots of God • Regarding these "chariots of God," it should also be noted that Elijah was taken up in a chariot of fire, taken up in a whirlwind "( 2 Ki-2:11). • 11 • 11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. Iban caminando y conversando cuando, de pronto, los separó un carro de fuego con caballos de fuego, y Elías subió al cielo en medio de un torbellino. Chariots of God • In Isaiah 66 we read of God's chariots described " as like a whirlwind. “ • 15 See, the LORD is coming with fire, and his chariots are like a whirlwind; he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. • 15 ¡Ya viene el SEÑOR con fuego! ¡Sus carros de combate son como un torbellino! Descargará su enojo con furor, y su reprensión con llamas de fuego. ENTHRONED UPON the Cherubim • Some other passages reflect the concept of God enthroned upon the cherubim. • In a similar way we see the concept in Psalm 80 appealing to Gods power and might to save them. • " 1Hear us, Shepherd of Israel , you who lead Joseph like a flock , you who sit above the cherubim, shine forth. 2Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might! Come to save us! “ • 1 *Pastor de Israel, tú que guías a José como a un rebaño, tú que reinas entre los *querubines, ¡escúchanos! ¡Resplandece2 delante de Efraín, Benjamín y Manasés! ¡Muestra tu poder, y ven a salvarnos! ENTHRONED UPON the Cherubim • In Isaiah 37:16 we read that Hezekiah prayed to Yahweh, saying, • “Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, who is enthroned among the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. “ • 16 «SEÑOR Todopoderoso, Dios de Israel, entronizado sobre los querubines: sólo tú eres el Dios de todos los reinos de la tierra. Tú has hecho los cielos y la tierra.” FORESHADOWING OF THE KOG • God brought his "throne " down to this earth in a "limited " way as a foreshadowing of what was and is to come. • He showed Himself and this mysterious place where He dwells to the children of Israel. THE WHIRLING WHEELS THE “WHIRLING" WHEELS • Concerning the meaning of the wheels we see in chapter 10 our first significant clue as to what the wheels are called themselves. ”Their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes all around, even the wheels that the four of them had. 13As for the wheels, they were called in my hearing, the whirling wheels”. Las Ruedas Circulantes • 12 Todo el cuerpo, la espalda, las manos y las alas de los querubines, al igual que las cuatro ruedas, estaban llenos de ojos.13 Alcancé a oír que a las ruedas se les llamaba «círculantes». The Meaning of the Wheels • Ezekiel heard them being called the "whirling "wheels "! The Hebrew word for wheels is GALGAL: “whirlwind "or swirling chaff “. • The Scripture itself is telling us what they are like. The adjective is very helpful: rotating, spinning, • This adjective is related to cyclones, twisters, tornados. • We also note the meaning of the words "spirit and wheels" being a common association with the wind . • The "spirit" of the living creatures was in the wheels. " (Hebrew word -" Ruach " can mean wind or spirit.) • The living creatures and the Throne of Glory came out of the whirlwind . GALGAL • Galgal is the whole wheelwork mechanism with its whirlwind-like rotation. • The WHEELS have the ability to immediately put themselves in rapid motion. • They are “living” wheels, because they are moved by the Spirit. • God revealed His Throne to the prophet. • The Lord came to his people in exile to confront the idolatry that Ezekiel witnessed by the elders of Israel. • Holiness cannot endure wickedness. • When the moving throne came to Ezekiel, after all the warnings, only a judgment of fire could happen. • Yet, out of grace He did not leave Israel abandoned. He offered them promises of restoration. THE WHIRLING WHEELS • God moves- He is alive- His Spirit moves the wheels to where God is going. To where He is bringing His grace, His deliverance, His power, and His judgment. • That day God was leaving Jerusalem. His throne left Jerusalem because of idolatry and rebellion. That was the day He decided to pass His kingdom to another people: to the church formed of Gentiles. • The Lord manifested Himself to Ezekiel in an awesome way to give him a prophetic message. Coming on the clouds In the chariot-throne ? • When the Lord comes he will come seated upon His Throne. • When Christ stood before the Sanhedrin and was asked if he was the Messiah , he mentioned a passage in Daniel 7. • Christ quoted : "They shall see "the Son of Man seated at the right hand of God and coming with glory “. • He spoke of being " seated at the right hand of power and coming in a cloud . The throne Christ referenced was one that had the wheels of fire , (Dan 7 ) Coming on the clouds In the chariot-throne ? There are other passages that describe that Christ’s second coming to the earth will be on a heavenly chariot of fire , with the cherubim , with the clouds! They will not be clouds like the ones that carry water. In Isaiah 66:15 we read that the Lord will come with fast chariots of fire. Coming on the clouds In the chariot-throne ? 16 Why gaze in envy, O rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever? 17 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary. (Ps. 68:16-17) Tens of thousands and thousands of thousands of chariots are part of the Kingdom of God. Coming on the clouds In the chariot-throne ? • Acts 1:9-12 • 9After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11"Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven." Matthew 24:30-31 • 30"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. Mateo 24:30-31 • 30 »La señal del Hijo del hombre aparecerá en el cielo, y se angustiarán todas las razas de la tierra. Verán al Hijo del hombre venir sobre las nubes del cielo con poder y gran gloria.31 Y al sonido de la gran trompeta mandará a sus ángeles, y reunirán de los cuatro vientos a los elegidos, de un extremo al otro del cielo.“ Mark 13:26-27 • that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens. • 26 26"At »Verán entonces al Hijo del hombre venir en las nubes con gran poder y gloria.27 Y él enviará a sus ángeles para reunir de los cuatro vientos a los elegidos, desde los confines de la tierra hasta los confines del cielo. Luke 21:25-28 • 25"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." Lucas 21:25-28 • 25 »Habrá señales en el sol, la luna y las estrellas. En la tierra, las naciones estarán angustiadas y perplejas por el bramido y la agitación del mar.26 Se desmayarán de terror los hombres, temerosos por lo que va a sucederle al mundo, porque los cuerpos celestes serán sacudidos.27 Entonces verán al Hijo del hombre venir en una nube con poder y gran gloria. 28 Cuando comiencen a suceder estas cosas, cobren ánimo y levanten la cabeza, porque se acerca su redención.” The Throne of God seen by Ezekiel • Ezekiel’s vision of the throne shows God’s throne with whirlwind wheels that move all around the earth bringing God’s decisions and God’s judgments about His Kingdom to all nations of the earth. • The whirlwind wheels show that they are moved by the power of the Holy Spirit. Their names mean: Spirit moved or Spirit driven wheels. • They move fast all around the world to show that God is alive and active and that His kingdom is in operation THROUGH THE WORLD EVEN NOW. • The Lord brought to Ezekiel the message to Israel that His kingdom was been taken away from Israel and Judah- to be given to another people that would give Him the right and expected fruits for the harvest. • Israel was not a good field. It let the thorns and whistles of idolatry to another king, and rebellion against God grown tall in the field. It had even rebelled against the prophets sent by God, and it would still rebel against the Son He would sent in the future (Jesus Christ). Jesus’ 1st coming meant both: • a) that God was taking away the kingdom from Israel, and • b) that He was giving the kingdom to a new group of people: the church, which would receive the keys of the kingdom (Mat. 16:18-19) GOD’S SPEED • The man in Ezekiel’s vision had to bring fire from the wheels to throw over Jerusalem: that was the judgment of God against the city. • From the fiery wheels come God’s kingdom decisions to the nations and cities of the earth. • God moves fast to implement and advance His plans on the earth. Velocity is what the wheels also mean. • That is the chariot of God: the movable throne. GOD & ISRAEL • Exodus 13:21-22 • 21 By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. 22 Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people. GOD & ISRAEL • Exodus 14:19-20 • 19 Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel's army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, 20 coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long. GOD & ISRAEL • 15 Then the LORD appeared at the Tent in a pillar of cloud, and the cloud stood over the entrance to the Tent. 16 And the LORD said to Moses: "You are going to rest with your fathers, and these people will soon prostitute themselves to the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will forsake me and break the covenant I made with them. (Deut. 31:15-16) SHEKINAH • This throne carries the Glory of God, the Shekinah (the cloud) as it also appeared when God’s glory came to the earth: Sinai and Solomon’s temple. • Now it also carries grace, because Jesus’ throne is full of grace (Heb. 4:16) NOT ONLY JUDGMENT, THAT IS WHY PRAYER CAN CHANGE SITUATIONS EVERYWHERE WHEN THE CHURCH INTERCEDES. • This throne travels to the earth to bring grace and distribute the grace according to Lord’s will and the Holy Spirit’s guidance as the church prays and intercedes. From that fire in the middle of the wheels God sends the fire of revival to the earth. Hebrews 4:14-16 • 14Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. 16Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebreos 4:14-16 • 14 Por lo tanto, ya que en Jesús, el Hijo de Dios, tenemos un gran sumo sacerdote que ha atravesado los cielos, aferrémonos a la fe que profesamos.15 Porque no tenemos un sumo sacerdote incapaz de compadecerse de nuestras debilidades, sino uno que ha sido tentado en todo de la misma manera que nosotros, aunque sin pecado.16 Así que acerquémonos confiadamente al trono de la gracia para recibir misericordia y hallar la gracia que nos ayude en el momento que más la necesitemos. CHRIST’S THRONE OF GRACE • The Lord travels through the earth and sees the needs of people with a compassionate heart . • The church, through the Spirit, should understand Christ’s heart and intercede for the nations according to it. • We should ask the Lord to show us His heart for intercession for the nations and for His kingdom. WHEELS OF GRACE • The church should intercede for the wheels of grace of Christ’s Throne to come to Houston, the US, and to all nations. • That is the kind of throne He travels to our meetings and places around the world. THRONE OF GRACE • What are God’s prophetic decisions for Houston? Can we interfere with them since we are in the grace phase of the kingdom? • We will enter in a new phase where the Lord will show us prophetic visions for the world, for Houston, the US and for our church. • The wheels inside the wheel of God- is a prophetic vision for us- the prophetic cells inside of the wheel of God going there through worship and prayer and bringing from there God’s words, grace, decisions and judgments. Its prophetic proclamation • After the prophet saw the glory of God and the wheels, he prophesied God’s message to the people. • He heard God’s voice and then prophesied. Prophecy will come from prayer. • We have experienced some taste of it, but there will be an increase of it. THE 4 wheels: • • • • Praise: the sound of the wheels praise God Prayer: grace available Power: the fire from the Holy Spirit Prophetic Proclamation: – Proclamation: the announcement of God’s judgment and that the kingdom is active over Israel and the nations of the earth – Prophetic: it is the revelation that came from the vision They all travel in the wind and power of the Holy Spirit LETS MOVE WITH THE WHEELS • The early church stationed in Jerusalem, and the persecution came. Let’s not wait for persecution to move us. • Lets us be wheels inside the wheel- this is the new church God is raising on the earth- this is the expected revival- this is the work of the Holy Spirit now• The whirling wheel church- it carries the Throne of God over its shoulders, with the head of the Body, Christ as the king. The wheels of today’s throne is the Body of Christ carrying His glory, praise, prophetic, proclamation and prayer over all the earth. • As He moves, the church moves with Him. Only the church that listens to the Holy Spirit can move like that- carrying and being carried by- LETS MOVE AT HIS SPEED • Let’s be fast in understanding His will and obey Him faster; • Let’s move with Him in the same speed and velocity of the wheels of the whirlwind wheelsthey bring the glory and the cloud and the Shekinah of God faster to wherever He wants to go. • We could be like wheels for God- our cells should be like those- our famiies too. CHRIST IS COMING TO REIGN • At the glorious appearing of God and Christ, the “mobile” throne shall come to this earth in its fullness. Christ separates, and His angels gather His elect--His ‘wheat’ (Mt 24:30). • This planet will be invaded by a great fiery throne of Almighty God surrounded by mighty angels and the innumerable armies of heaven, like lightning piercing the darkness. He shall come and "shall weed out of the kingdom all causes or sources of evil" and throw them in the furnace. Christ will return in an overwhelming cloud of glory, (not with "fair weather" clouds) but in the awesome storm of the Lord. He shall come with the heavenly chariot of fire, with the cherubim and the other angelic host, the armies of heaven! What is your heart for? • Depending on your heart the Lord will share the power and and authority to advance His kingdom: • For the poor and needy? • For intercession? • For worship? • For serving? • For gaining people from Christ? • For missions? • For a specific city, nation, or people’s group? • What is your heart for the KOG? What would you like seeing happening for God in the world? Word for SON • I'm giving you a new task for the kog. You have received the KOG and the keys. The KOG moves in the prophetic in its advancing mode. • He will reveal new things to us. • We have to take very seriously what the Lord is doing with us and in our midst as far as revelation is concerned. He is giving us visions in the Word and in our minds and dreams which are very serious and very real. We have to be good stewards of them. THE SON IN THE MIDST • Before I new the meaning of it and understating it, the Lord told me: move the prayer out of the sanctuary to the places where people are- to the harvest fields• If God is out there with His throne moving in the midst of people, why are we parked inside of the temples? • We have to be moving with Him- we have to be moving churches-moving cells- moving wheels- the church should be a moving wheel- PRAISE Wheel Goals: • Show us Lord how you deserve to be praised and worshipped- how the worship level should increase to be worthy of your kingdom worship: • It is reserved for those who will spend time with Him in adoration and worship on their own, by themselves too, at home’ at any time and opportunity. • In spirit and in truth • In holiness • With forgiveness in their hearts • With compassion for the cities and nations and peoples • With repentance in behalf of people- like Daniel didhe did it because he had a revelation about it. PRAYER Wheel Goals: • Show us how to pray in a way that your grace and power will be brought to the earth as your heart and your graceful kingdom decisions should be distributed to the earth and to the nations. • Give us intercessory hearts and compassion for people. • Give us the level of kingdom faith that will open the doors of the people’s lives, cities and nations for your kingdom. POWER Wheel Goals: • Show us how to preach and proclaim the Kingdom of God in the power of the Holy Spirit. • Holy Spirit come and fill us anew. • Let’s be on fire for You • Come with us as we proclaim the KOG and confirm our proclamation with signs and wonders that demonstrate that You are alive. PROPHETIC Wheel Goals • Show us how to enter in the realm of prophetic revelation to walk with you in the same speed you move. • Help us to spend time in the Word of God, reading, studying it, researching the kingdom in it. • Help us to spend time waiting in the Lord. PROCLAMATION Wheel Goals: • Show us how to proclaim your Gospel of the kingdom with power and authority as we are called to do as your church. • Give us boldness to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom in a time when people don’t want God. They are voting God out of their schools, offices, families, and Government. But they are wrong. They don’t understand: this is the time for them, specially the kings of the earth and the Governments of the world to seek God. • Psalm 2 warns them about it- as they think God’s Government is decreasing on the earth, it is really the opposite that is happening.