The Two Faces at the Gate of the New Era

Ministering at the Gates of the New Era – Part 2

Part 1 here:

In my last blog I talked about the man who stood at the gates of the old and new era, with one foot on one side of the gate and one leg on the other side. This man had the face of an ox and the face of an eagle.

The expressions of the four faces can be found in Scripture in the book of Ezekiel and the book of Revelation:

 As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man; each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle.  Thus were their faces. Their wings stretched upward; two wings of each one touched one another, and two covered their bodies.  And each one went straight forward; they went wherever the spirit wanted to go, and they did not turn when they went. – Ezekiel 1: 10 – 12

 Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back.  The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.  The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:

“Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”
– Revelation 4: 6 -8

Now whilst the living beings in the book of Revelation each only have one face, each of those faces are the same as one of the four faces of the living creatures in Ezekiel. During my heavenly experiences, I have encountered cherubim with one, two and four faces. I believe that the expression of these faces has to do with different ranking and function in God’s kingdom.

If you do an online search, you will find a lot of information about how the Lion, Ox, Eagle and Man also point to Jesus and how these aspects of Him are highlighted respectively in the four Gospels:

Lion – King – Matthew

Ox – Servant – Mark

Man – Son of Man -Luke

Eagle – Son of God – John

There are many teachings on this and I encourage you to delve into them. In this blog I’m going to focus on the ox as it pertains to ministering at the gates of the New Era.

The Ox:

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” – Matthew 20:28

The ox was an animal of strength that was used for agriculture in Israel. The animal served the purposes of their human master, they ploughed the fields and carried heavy loads. Jesus, being the prototype of what we are, showed us the way of the ox when He took on the form of a bondservant and humbled Himself in obedience to the point of death (Ephesiens 2:7). Even though He was the spiritual leader of the disciples, he washed their feet, giving them an example of how they were to treat each other after he was gone (John 13:13-15).

“But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.” – Matthew 23:11

The first aspect about the two-faced ministers at the gate of the new era is that they will operate with the attitude of a servant. In the kingdom era we are moving into, it will not be about titles and platforms as we know it now in the church age. The future will be more about groups of believers who are maturing together in Sonship and they are all active in edifying each other. I do see that the more mature Sons will be mentoring those who have just crossed over, and there will be spiritual leaders who will train others, but the environment will look different then what it looks like today. The age of bench-warming at church is falling away.

Well, my brothers and sisters, let’s summarize. When you meet together, one will sing, another will teach, another will tell some special revelation God has given, one will speak in tongues, and another will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must strengthen all of you. – 1 Corinthians 14:26 – 33

Two oxen tied together by a yoke were often used to plough a field. Seeds would then be planted in the rows created by the plow. The field that the face of the oxen is ploughing now is the hearts of men. In this case, these are hearts that have been hardened by religion against the new move that God is doing. A good example of this are those who still believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are not for today. You might also rememeber how much Jesus struggled to bring truth to the Pharisees, who would not receive it because it did not fit into their religious paradigm.

Last week I wrote about how God desires that his Sons mature. He is sending out the ox-faced-ones to uproot and to plough, so that He can start planting the new thing in our hearts today. Rigid church structures and rigid church programmes are not going cut it where we are going. According to Biblical prophecy, deep darkness is going to cover the earth. We see it now already how much bolder the enemy has become in pushing his agenda on the nations. Now, more than ever we need to be carried by the wind of the Holy Spirit; to move as He moves, completely dependant on Him and not our structures.

This is where the face of the Eagle comes in. I will share more about this in my next blog.

Finally, to link the ox to my last message; it is this face that ministers knowledge to the believers. Remember that the two keys for ministering at this gate are KNOWLEDGE and VISION. The administration of knowledge is the uprooting, ploughing and planting. Revelation awakens the spirit and knowledge sets a firm foundation of biblical truth of that revelation.




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