Brad Scott of Wild Branch Ministry explores in this three-part recording how to have the “mind of Messiah” (1st Cor. 2:16) through Ezekiel’s vision of the wheel (Ezekiel 1) and the visions that follow (Ezekiel 2-3).
Hallel Fellowship occasionally hosts guest speakers to allow analysis of various points of view. The fellowship doesn’t necessarily endorse all the teachings of visiting speakers and encourages all who listen to any speaker to search the Scriptures to find out if what is being presented is accurate.
Notes from the recorded discussion
The Greek view of this looks at it as UFO/alien because they see the pashat/literal view. The “Greek” analysis of Ezekiel’s wheel works to figure out what it looks like rather than what it does.
It’s not “change we can believe in”; it’s “restoration we can believe in”!
Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus) tells us “Elijah was to restore all things” (Matt. 17:11; Mark 9:12). Who was He was speaking about (Matt. 17:12-13)? Restoration began when Yeshua rose from the grave. He has been gathering people’s hearts for 2,000 years. Once our hearts are restored, He starts to work on our minds. The “Greek” mindset says it works the other way around.
Brad’s focus is “agro-bio linguistics,” what he calls the study of “God’s signature on His creation.”
What verse has all the letters of the Hebrew letters in it (Zeph. 3:8-9)? Why does God have to restore the “pure” language? We are the “children of God,” not the “adults of God.” The traditional view is that languages developed randomly and by accident, but the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls caused a radical re-evaluation of that view. English, Greek, etc. are not “pagan” but they are not the “pure language.” God wants to restore the simplicity of His words.
Isa. 46:10 — “declaring out of the beginning and out of ancient times” not “from the beginning to the end.”
The New Testament is not “new,”; it’s true.
Some examples of differences in viewpoint that have led to big differences in Bible interpretation:
- Hebrew v. Greek
- Concrete v. Abstract
- Cyclical v. Linear/Sequential
- Verb-oriented v. Noun-oriented
- Open-block logic v. Inductive/Deductive (1st Corinthians 2)
- Function v. Form
What do Darwinism and Dispensationalism have in common?
If we can see the Torah as parental rather than legislative, we wouldn’t say that we are “free” to no longer follow them. What chapter is exactly in the middle of the Bible (Psalm 119), and what does it tell us about the Torah?
HaSatan (the Accuser) wants to corrupt the family, the people and the land.
Here’s a promise from the Father: Gen. 8:22
Change the language, and you change the way people behave.
Most of the church is following the Early Church Fathers, not the Father. Judaism does the same thing by quoting from other rabbis, rather than quoting the Bible itself. We do the same thing with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as we have done with the Bible.
Isa. 58:11-12; Matthew 17:11-12 — We in the Messianic movement are the “repairers of the breach.” God has given us this duty.
Evolutionary thinking is “change all things.” God’s thinking is “restore all things.”
Hosea 14:1-2; Gen. 3:19 — Return, restore and repent are all translate from shuv (Strong’s lexicon No. 7725), which means to go back to where you came from not just go in a different direction.
How did God make man “curiously wrought” (Psa. 139:15)? You change a person’s heart to change their behavior, not change their behavior to change their hearts.
Did God plant the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden? Did He allow it to grow in the Garden? How does the parable of the wheat and tares give us a clue about the origin of the Tree of Knowledge? Does the Tree of Knowledge exist in Revelation?
Where does the Hebrew word satur (Strong’s 5639) occur in the Bible (Num. 13:13)? Who is Sethur the son of Michael? How does this story foreshadow the story of Yeshua’s last supper? Who was the satur in His group?
What does Caleb’s name mean (Strong’s 3611)? Why did Jesus call the Syro-Phonecian a “dog” (Matt. 15:26-27; Mark 7:27-28)?
Who is the “restrainer” in 2nd Thess. 2:1-12? What happens to the “son of perdition” in the end?
James 3:1-6 — Who holds the teachers “masters” accountable for their words? What is the “tongue”? How does it create a fire? What is the “course of nature”?
Psa. 23:3; Prov. 4:26-27 — What is the Hebrew word translated as “paths”? What does this word actually mean?
What do the Hebrew letters gimel and lamed mean when they are together? Examples of the two-letter combination from the Bible:
- galah = “reveal”
- galut = “exile,” “exposed”
- golel = “redeemer”
- gilgal = “waves”
- giyl = “rejoice”
- megillah = “scroll”
- eygel = “calf”
What is the Book of Revelation called in the Hebrew translation of it?
Why did Yeshua die on the cross (John 10)?
What are the “cycles of righteousness”? What does this idiom mean? What percentage of the Bible is in idioms?
1st Tim. 4:1; Deut. 31:28 — How many times has the word of God been given to someone “expressly”?
How do the four faces in Ezekiel’s vision — man, lion, ox, eagle — relate to Eph. 3:18-19?
What does the number four mean in the Bible? What are the four levels of Bible interpretation?
What does the word wheel mean? How are chariot wheels made, and how does this help us understand Ezekiel’s wheel?
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