Offending the True Metatron
In view of the resurrected Jerusalem Temple – and the final bogus Messiah to inhabit it, popularly known as the draconian Antichrist – we must now call attention to the person so frequently mentioned in the Old Testament as The Angel of the Lord….
In the Old Testament, Jehovah, the Lord, revealed himself at different times in the garb of an angel and generally in the form of man. This Angel of the Lord is not a messenger sent from God, but a theophany, a manifestation of Deity.
Jehovah, the “I Am,” is the Son of God. We have, therefore, in the repeated appearances of the Angel of the Lord very interesting pre-incarnation manifestations of the Son of God, our Lord. In each case of the manifestation of this Angel of the Lord, the marks of Deity are present.
The ancient Jews in their traditions regarded the Angel of the Lord, in every instance, not as an ordinary angel, but as the only mediator between God and the world, the author of all revelations, to whom they gave the name Metatron. They called him “the angel of the countenance (Isaiah 63:9).
The very ancient Midrash known as Otiot de Rabbi Akiba makes this declaration about the Angel of the Lord: “The Metatron is the angel, the prince of the face, the prince of the law, the prince of wisom, the prince of strength, the prince of glory, the prince of the temple, the prince of the kings, the prince of the rulers and of the high and exalted.”
“The prince of the Temple.” This is in no way a reference to the Satanic-indwelt Antichrist who will appear as the prince of the Temple. It is Grace before Judgment to know this and act accordingly. True believers are now the temples of the Holy Spirit and will remain so!
But just as the true Metatron is offended, when the Isaiah-prophesied Agreement with Sheol is signed – giving the Antichrist control of Ha Eretz, the Land of Israel, a distinction the Creator wanted following His restoration of Israel prophesied in Ezekiel 36 – the true Metatron is offended, again, when the Antichrist usurps the role of and lies about being “the prince of the Temple” and breaks the prophesied treaty at the 3 1/2 year mark into the Tribulation!
But even despite all these nearly-unforgivable insults to the true Metatron, the Angel of the Lord will still see many of the Chosen safely into Petra, while giving potential enemies their own “Petra” in Jordan also: it appears as a deterrent from the true Jews fleeing quickly into Petra:
Abu Musab al-Suri conveys from Nu’aym ibn Hamad: “The people of Sham will flee the advance of the Antichrist and his tens of thousands of (Antichrist-loyal) Jewish partisans, finding refuge on the hills of Balqa overlooking the east bank of the Jordan River. The Muslims will nonetheless manage to break the seige…
There you go. Once the world leader, the prophesied Antichrist, is discovered for who he is by breaking the treaty and deifying himself in the Temple, a select group of Muslims will act as decoys as they flee the Antichrist, while the Chosen flee to Petra to enjoy their 3 1/2 year holiday – and to not be surprised if the Angel of the Lord (the True Metatron) is walking among them….