introduction

enjoy! – for the theologians….

the revelation

what do u think God is using Elijah to tell us?

firstly, God called him to move from Gilgal to Bethel, then from Bethel to Jericho, then from Jericho to Jordan and then he got fetched up into heaven.

Gilgal in hebrew:
Gilgalghil-gawl’
the same as ‘gilgal’ (1536) (with the article as a properly, noun); Gilgal, the name of three places in Palestine:–Gilgal. See also ‘Beyth hag-Gllgal’ (1019).

‘gilgal’ (1536) :
gilgalghil-gawl’
a variation of ‘galgal’ (1534):–wheel.

‘galgal’ (1534):
galgalgal-gal’
by reduplication from ‘galal’ (1556); a wheel; by analogy, a whirlwind; also dust (as whirled):–heaven, rolling thing, wheel.

‘galal’ (1556):
galalgaw-lal’
a primitive root; to roll (literally or figuratively):–commit, remove, roll (away, down, together), run down, seek occasion, trust, wallow.

it all speak to me that Gilgal can be a wheel or whirlwind, that can be rolled away to somewhere.

God used Gilgal in Joshua chapter 5:9 to show that He has rolled away the reproach of Egypt.

i see the reproach of Egypt as a wheel or whirlwind being rolled away by God from the children of Israel. this wheel or whirlwind, in this context, referred to something bad.

gilgal can be used in the context of something bad being rolled away.

from Gilgal to Bethel.

Bethel is the House of God.
so, from Gilgal to Bethel is telling me this: to roll away the sin of someone so that he/she can transcend from the world into the heavenly Bethel spiritually.

Jericho in hebrew:
Yriychowyer-ee-kho’
or Yrechow {yer-ay-kho’}; or variation (1 Kings 16:34) Yriychoh {yer-ee-kho’}; perhaps from ‘yareach’ (3394); its month; or else from ‘ruwach’ (7306); fragrant; Jericho or Jerecho, a place in Palestine:–Jericho.

Jericho means fragrant. something must be present to make someone fragrant.

Matthew 26:7 – a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table.

hence we know that the oil (Holy Spirit) is the Provider of that fragrance.

hence, from Gilgal to Bethel to Jericho, it is telling me this:

to have your sins rolled away and to enter into the Kindgom of God, u need the Holy Spirit.

hence, Jesus said this that: no one can enter the kingdom of God/Heaven unless he is born again!

then what about Jordan?
Jordan in hebrew:
Yardenyar-dane’
from ‘yarad’ (3381); a descender; Jarden, the principal river of Palestine:–Jordan.

‘yarad’ (3381):
yaradyaw-rad’
a primitive root; to descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications); -X abundantly, bring down, carry down, cast down, (cause to) come(-ing) down, fall (down), get down, go(-ing) down(-ward), hang down, X indeed, let down, light (down), put down (off), (cause to, let) run down, sink, subdue, take down.

now, who is the Descender? who descended from Heaven to Earth to show the way?

Ephesians 4:9 – (Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?

from Gilgal to Bethel, to Jericho and to Jordan.

to have your sins being rolled away so as to enter the kingdom of God, u need the Holy Spirit which will be poured out by the One who will descend.

Elijah smote the water and make it apart.

2 Kings 2:
7 Fifty men of the company of the prophets went and stood at a distance, facing the place where Elijah and Elisha had stopped at the Jordan. 8 Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water with it. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground.

the word struck in Hebrew:
nakahnaw-kaw’
a primitive root; to strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively):–beat, cast forth, clap, give (wounds), X go forward, X indeed, kill, make (slaughter), murderer, punish, slaughter, slay(-er, -ing), smite(-r, -ing), strike, be stricken, (give) stripes, X surely, wound.

the summary

what more is there to say?
from Gilgal to Bethel, to Jericho and to Jordan (which was struck).

to have your sins being rolled away so as to enter the kingdom of God, u need the Holy Spirit which will be poured out by the One who will descend and He will be struck, punished, wounded, strickened.

Elijah is used by God Almighty, our Father in Heaven, to show even, to Elisha or whosoever is reading that, that JESUS is the WAY to the kingdom of heaven…..

HALLELUJAH! thank You Lord Jesus!

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