Thursday, August 28, 2014

THE SPIRITUAL ALLEGORY HIDDEN IN CHRIST’S RIDE UPON TWO DONKEYS

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The Scriptural subject of this important study can be found in the Book of Zechariah, Chapter 9. It can also be found in Matthew, Chapter 21, where Zechariah’s prophecy is mentioned in relation to Yahshua’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem in the week before He died on the Cross:

~*~ Zechariah 9:9 ~*~
“Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! 
Shout, Daughter Jerusalem
See, your king comes to you, 
righteous and victorious, 
lowly and riding on a donkey, 
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

~*~ Matthew 21:5 ~*~
“Tell the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold, your King is coming to you,
Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.’”

This Scripture makes it clear that our Messiah Yahshua rode not one, but two donkeys into Jerusalem, and deep thinkers may wonder why He chose to do so. For those who wish to dig deeper into God’s Word, there is a very interesting reason why Yahshua rode two donkeys that day, which is simple - yet profound. 

Due to the hidden message of the two donkeys, I find it irksome that none of the modern depictions of Yahshua riding into Jerusalem show this foal of a donkey that Yahshua rode along with its mother. Thankfully, some older depictions - like the one shown with this article - do show the foal trotting alongside its mother. This is not the same thing as riding upon it, however, and that is what Scripture suggests that Yahshua actually did. Whether or not the foal was ridden, however, its presence during the Triumphal Entry still has an allegorical spiritual significance. Let me explain:

First of all, the donkey and its foal represent beasts of burden. Since both donkeys must have supported Yahshua’s weight, my guess is that the foal was big enough to support part of Yahshua’s body without harm. It therefore could not have been as tiny as the foal depicted in the painting, but was most likely almost full grown. If not, perhaps the foal served as a footstool for Yahshua’s feet, just as the Earth is Almighty God’s footstool. 

Besides signifying the hard work that is involved in being a believer in Yahshua, these two donkeys signify the Two Houses of Israel. This understanding can also be seen represented in the heavens by the Mazzaroth sign of Cancer. As one of the 12 main signs in the Gospel in the Stars, Cancer has two bright stars on either side of the Beehive Star Cluster or “Praesepe”, meaning “manger”, which are located in the center of Cancer. 

In the following Star Gospel illustration taken from my book “The Language of God in Humanity,  the story of Samson in the Bible comes to life in the heavens. Not only does it include the close connection between the Zodiac signs of Cancer and Gemini as representations of the Two Houses of Israel, but it shows  how Samson, who was from the Tribe of Dan  - or “the serpent by the wayside” in Genesis 49:17 - acted as the defeater of the original Serpent or Satan in his victories over the Philistines, who are signified by modern Palestinian Radicals and all Terrorist organizations within the Muslim world.

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Interestingly, in connection with Samson’s riddle, Yahshua or Jesus acted as a serpent (as seen in the constellation Hydra) when He died on the Cross for our sins. Although Yahshua was sinless, “He was wounded for our transgressions, and He was bruised for our iniquities” on the Cross (Isaiah 53:4-5). By doing so, the Lion of Judah (Leo) died so that mankind could receive the sweet honey of forgiveness, freedom from sin, and everlasting life that is the spiritual honey coming from the bees in the Beehive Cluster. In fact, our Salvation from sin in Christ is represented by both Cancer signifying the Two Houses of Israel as redeemed followers of Yahshua, and Gemini, which signifies the Two Houses taking part in the Wedding of the Lamb.

The two bright stars in Cancer on either side of “Praesepe” or the “manger” signify the two donkeys that Yahshua rode into Jerusalem, while the star manger signifies their spiritual food, which is Yahshua. This is why Yahshua rode the female donkey - which signifies the House of Judah or the Jews - and the foal of the donkey - which signifies the House of Ephraim or all Gentile believers - at the same time. Once this is understood, a lovely parable emerges from Yahshua’s act of riding these two donkeys into the city that is the spiritual epicenter of the world called Jerusalem, or the “City of Peace”. This parable and its interpretation can be seen in the following explanation:

Just as the Kings of Israel would ride upon a donkey as they entered Jerusalem, Yahshua entered Jerusalem riding on two donkeys to declare that He was the true King of both Houses of Israel on a spiritual level. Likewise, just as Yahshua did not want to separate the foal from its mother, He did not want there to be a separation between Jewish and Gentile believers. But unless Jews are born-again and have Yahshua sitting in authority over them like Gentile believers naturally do (and the donkeys physically did), they are like ships without a rudder and should not be looked to for spiritual understanding. This is because the Jewish understanding of the Old Testament Scriptures will remain superficial unless they accept Yahshua’s deity and the power of the Holy Spirit and become true Messianic believers. 

Once Jews become true Messianics, they become one in the Spirit with Christians and will see Yahshua and the gifts of the Spirit of God in the same way. So, even though we may choose to worship God differently, Yahshua will always direct our paths to be in sync and as one when it comes to following Him, just as He directed the paths of the donkeys He rode to be in sync with one another and with Him so that He could avoid falling off one or both donkeys, and no longer be in control of them.

What this means is that all believers need Yahshua to be their Master, and He needs to be in full control of their lives if they want to be in sync with Him! Likewise, if Yahshua is not sitting in authority over us and our lives, we will never be able to consistently flee from sin in order to please God, nor will we be able to worship Him in truth. So our goal should be to put and keep ourselves in submission to God our Father and His Son Yahshua at all times, and in all ways by utilizing the power of the Holy Spirit, which is ONLY given to those who desire to surrender their lives to God.

~*~  Our King Yahshua Is Coming Very Soon! ~*~ 
~*~  Hallelu-Yah! ~*~ 

Love and Blessings, 
Helena Lehman of
The Pillar of Enoch Ministry
Ministry Web Site: http://pillar-of-enoch.com
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