THE LOVE OF MONEY
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THE PLAN AND GOVERNMENT OF THE REMNANT,
Now for the very important question of government. As was said in the opening paragraph of "Part 1," without government, there can be no structure, nor even progress.
You now have some idea of where we are going and, most certainly, why. But we cannot get there unless we have not only the correct covering, but also the correct government, one that is equally consistent with that of the first Remnant. What was their government and how can it be implemented now? These are the questions we will here address.
The government of the first Remnant was very clear. It was a one and twelve pattern, for a total of thirteen. When Yahshua and His disciples went about, they were a governmental company of thirteen - Yahshua and His twelve disciples. In Del Washburn's book, Theomatics - II, we find substantial evidence that thirteen is the number of God. On pages 205-206, we read - "Throughout the Old Testament, the entire structure to do with Jehovah (Yahweh) and God is based on a prime of 13. Multiples with a base of 13 literally saturate every major reference to this topic. This design is so pervasive that there is no possible way to even begin listing the entire compilation in this book." Del's examination of the New Testament yields equally prevailing evidence of this.
Thus we would have to say that the Remnant government is a one and twelve structure, insomuch that it represents and reveals God on this earth. So, what then will be the government of the second Remnant? Surely it too will be a one and twelve government. To better answer this, let us go to the Scriptures and look once again at one of the passages we have already cited.
In Acts 3, we have noted that when Peter and John went to pray, they said to the lame beggar - "Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have I give to you." Peter reached down, took the man by the right hand, and immediately his feet were healed. In his utter excitement, he went into the temple, "walking and leaping and praising God." Of course this generated quite a stir of excitement, and all the people came to see this, gathering in the portico of Solomon. From that location, Peter began a discourse that is quite revealing, especially concerning the Remnant.
We already have several testimonies that this account is a living prophecy about the second Remnant. One, as we have read in this writing, this state of having no silver or gold is the claim and position of the Remnant. They are poor by choice. Two, equally as we have already pointed out, Peter took the lame man by the right hand, which is the side for anointing into priesthood, the cleansing of the leper, and for catching the 153 "sons of God" fish. Three, the man's feet, or his kingdom rights, were healed. This too speaks of the Remnant whose kingdom rights have been lame from our mother's womb, and need to be healed. Four, they all gathered in the portico of Solomon. In The Issue - II, we see that Solomon is a very clear picture of the Remnant. Thus we find here an ever-increasing testimony of the Remnant.
Continuing in this chapter, let us pick up in verse 19 and begin taking a closer look at what is specifically said. As Peter addresses this portico of Solomon gathering, he says:
"Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; ...."
"and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things, about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time."
Now, let us note something very important and basic here. We read that they were to repent so that "times of refreshing may come." Then Peter notes that Yahshua must be received into heaven until the period of the restoration of all things. Since Yahshua has continued to remain in heaven, is it not evident that the period of the restoration of all things has not been brought about yet? Quite obviously. Thus the issue now in Peter's address relates to Yahshua's second coming. And who is it, or what is it, that must precede His return, and is in fact the one who initiates this process of the restoration of all things? Yahshua very clearly stated that Elijah, who He said was still yet to come, will precede Him and restore all things - "Elijah is coming and will restore all things" (Matthew 17:11, Mark 9:12). This is equally cited in part in Malachi 4:6, where it is stated that Elijah "will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers." Thus the restoration of all things spoken of here by Peter, in the very words of Yahshua, is accomplished by the Elijah! Let us continue; but, do not forget this important point.
Verse 22 then goes on:
"Moses said, 'The Lord God shall raise up for you a prophet like me from your brethren."
Now let us ask a simple question - Who was it that repeatedly followed in the interrupted steps of Moses? Was it Joshua (whose name is actually Yahshua)? Yes, Joshua did on one occasion; but even more significantly and revealing, it was Elijah! Moses was given the promise in Exodus 33:21-23 that he would stand on a rock with Yahweh, then be hid in the cleft of the rock (or a cave) as Yahweh passed by, and then see His back; but we find that it was never recorded that he had such an experience. But his counterpart and successor did - Elijah! In 1 Kings 19, we read that it was Elijah who indeed went through this precise experience in precisely the same cave that Moses would have entered on Mount Sinai. Thus we see that it is Elijah who follows Moses.
Furthermore, we find Elijah following in the path of Moses when it was time for him to ascend alive. We know that Moses was instructed by Yahweh to go to the mountains east of the Jordan at Jericho, where he died (Deuteronomy 34:1). In further testimony of the inseparable relationship of these two men, we find that Elijah was equally led to precisely the same location where he would ascend alive (2 Kings 2)! Thus, Elijah ascended alive at the precise place where Moses had died. We find then once again that Moses was clearly the forerunner of Elijah.
And of course this union is further dramatically confirmed when we find on the mount of transfiguration with Yahshua, these two joint figures - Moses and Elijah.
Why do we point this out? Because for centuries, Christians have assumed that the "prophet" that Peter was addressing here was strictly Yahshua. But clearly this is not true, for Moses is repeatedly the forerunner of Elijah, and when he said that Yahweh would raise up a prophet "like me," clearly there was one who, of necessity, would be that prophet - Elijah!
Already we have seen that the occasion of Peter's statements at the portico of Solomon is directly related to the preceding events that repeatedly speak of the second Remnant. And clearly Elijah is the prophet who will restore all things, the very issue mentioned just before this quote from Moses. And even in Moses' prophecy, clearly there is equal ongoing corroboration that the one spoken of here is Elijah, the "like me" prophet who follows after him.
Furthermore, Moses said that this prophet was to be one like him "from your brethren." Letting the Scriptures confirm who that one is who is just another "Joe" from the brethren, we read in James 5:17 - "Elijah was a man with a nature like ours." He was one just like us. While the prophet that Peter was speaking of here could certainly have been Yahshua, we see that it is unquestionably evident that that prophet is more particularly fulfilled in an ensuing Elijah, the one who restores all things, follows after Moses, and is just another "Joe."
Taking a moment to look further at the obvious dichotomy of this prophet (Yahshua and Elijah), we find testified that Yahshua is actually fulfilled in the two-part Remnant, evidenced in the names of Elijah and Elisha. As has been pointed out before, Elijah is Eli-Yah, and Elisha is Eli-shua. Unite together the two Remnant representatives and what do you have? Eli Yah-shua, or Yahshua! How can one be offended that Elijah is the prophet here, when the two Remnant united together are in fact the expression of Yahshua? (And if that expression, we should walk as He walked and leave everything.) Furthermore, the mere fact that John the Baptist, in whom was the spirit of Elijah, and Yahshua were cousins, and they even wondered if John was the Messiah, ought to tell us that the relationship between Yahshua and Elijah is very close.
Knowing that Elijah is evidenced to be the prophet spoken of here, let us continue. Completing verse 22 and proceeding into verse 23, we read:
"To him (Elijah) you shall give heed in everything he says to you. And it shall be that every soul that does not heed that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from the people."
Now we are getting more specifically into this matter of government. As long as one thinks that the prophet spoken of here is Yahshua alone, then the requirement of obedience remains rather abstract or arguable, for there are many who by different and often divergent courses say that they are obeying Him. But, if Yahweh was to place on this earth a man in whom is the spirit of Elijah, one who is just another "Joe," who is from the brethren and has a nature just like all men, yet he speaks the truth of Yahweh and declares a message that clearly separates men, then now we are talking about something that is far more decisive and extraordinarily relevant. And this is what He is in fact doing.
Based on what has been believed in the past about this subject prophet (that he is Yahshua), and what we are learning now (that he is Elijah), the question is raised as to who is the prophet - Yahshua or Elijah? At first glance, one would think that the prophet Peter spoke of is Yahshua; but a closer look reveals that unquestionably, the prophet is Elijah. The case can be made for both of these individuals. We find then that both are very similar here, to the point of not being able to easily distinguish the two. Now let us get to the issue of Remnant government.
We saw already that the first Remnant is a government of one and twelve - Yahshua and the twelve apostles, for a total of thirteen. We have also noted that the second Remnant government must be of equal order. If Yahshua was the one separate representative in the government of the former thirteen, is it not evident that the Elijah would be the separate one of the latter thirteen? Obviously so. Thus we see why there is such a shared identity here between Yahshua and Elijah - because they both occupy the "one" place in the government of thirteen.
We know that Revelation repeatedly tells us that there are not twelve, but twenty-four elders around the throne with Yahshua. From where do these twenty-four elders come? Twelve come from the first Remnant, and twelve come from the second Remnant, totaling the twenty-four. So how does all of this work out? What happens to the second Remnant Elijah figure who is separate from the twelve? Let us now see more specifically how this works; and here I must speak very frankly.
The following information is difficult for this man to present because it relates to me. In no wise can I make any boast in what I have seen or what I am. I, above everyone, marvel at the wonder of what I see. And there is no way I could see these things but by the will of Yahweh. I trust you would agree that what is presented here is beyond what any man could ever figure out. Man has not seen these truths for 2,000 years, so it is evident that he would not see them for another 1,000 years, unless Yahweh is preparing to do something now.
In an e-mail titled, "To Cast the Lot - Purim," I state forthrightly that I am not one of the latter rain twelve apostles, but rather the replacement of Judas. If you read that writing, you will see that this is entirely necessary in order for Yahweh to unite the two Remnant and thus legally repair the breach created by Christianity. With myself legally sitting or standing with the original twelve, this bridges the gap between the first Remnant and the second Remnant, even though there are nearly 2,000 years separating them. Thus, as I take the position as the representative among the first Remnant apostles that is in place of Judas, it is impossible for me to stand with the latter rain twelve (whom at this time Yahweh has not yet fully revealed and affirmed).
The math on this is quite simple. Following Yahshua's crucifixion, there were only eleven apostles remaining whom He had selected after praying all night. As is covered in "To Cast the Lot - Purim," Matthias was not a legal choice made by the eleven. If I stood with the latter twelve today, then uniting the former eleven with the latter twelve would afford only twenty-three elders around the throne of Yahshua. Thus it is imperative that I not stand with the latter twelve. Then where do I fit into this? As Kyle Nixon pointed out, I am the Elijah; and thus, as indicated in the words of Peter, I am the one who takes the legal place as teacher and leader that was once before occupied by Yahshua. I am the governmental "one" who stands with the present-day twelve, to make the complete government of thirteen. But, when Yahshua has all the elders to stand around the throne with Him as the SOLE head, the only one who is worthy, I will occupy the place with the first eleven (thus making twelve), providing the complete twelve and twelve, or twenty-four. As the Elijah, in fulfillment of the words of John the Baptist, I too will then decrease in my place as the temporary "one," and He will increase to be head of all twenty-four elders, all to His praise!
This entire matter of my placement where Yahshua stood, is actually an issue of legal execution and expression. As a representative of the first Remnant, I am an Eli-Yah; however, as the "one" in the second Remnant, I am also an Eli-shua. Therefore, legally I am the union of Eli-Yah and Eli-shua. So, as I stand in the place previously occupied by Yahshua, I represent Him as a legal Yah-shua, the union of the two-part Remnant.
Thus we see Yahweh's government for the second Remnant. This man is the prophet of whom Moses and Peter spoke, the one who occupies the "one" place in the government of thirteen, and Yahweh will yet add the twelve for the required legally functioning thirteen. These twelve will take on many of the responsibilities of service to the Bride. Even as Yahshua clearly said, and as recorded in second Remnant Luke 22:26 - "let him who is the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as the servant." These twelve will be proven by their sincere service. And might I point out here that when the twelve are sent out "two by two," I will not go out in their ranks, but will go out accompanied by my daughter, Rebekah, whom the Spirit explicitly said was to travel with me. Now for two more vital points.
One of the problems with Christianity is that it is a multi-headed work. Even though Christianity was corrupt, for the first 1,000 years, and essentially even 1,500 years, or until the Protestants, the church had one head - the Pope of the Catholic church. Because of this one head, the church was able to effect a major influence on the entire world. In the natural realm, in 1200 AD the first part of the statement of Revelation 11:15 was essentially true for Christianity - "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord." But with the east/west division of the Catholic church, and later the uncontrolled massive fracturing due to Protestantism, Christianity today is a multi-headed mystery Babylon, which according to its name (Babylon), its division results in confusion and even ineptness. Christianity does not speak with one voice, thus severely weakening it and causing it to be ineffective.
This will not be the case with the Remnant Bride. Yahweh has established the government of the Bride to have one head, even as it was when Yahshua was here. As soon as He left, the church began to be corrupted, first with the establishment of Matthias as one of the twelve. Even then the church could not speak with one head and one voice, for there was no longer one head.
The Remnant Bride will be a short work, even as the first Remnant was a short work (three and a half years with the head, Yahshua, and one and a half years with the then corrupted eleven). It will be a single-headed work, not a multi-headed work, as is Christianity. With the restoration of the original government of one and twelve, with the one being the head of an undivided work, in the end, nothing will be impossible for it.
The choice for all men today is quite simple. Either one will be in the undivided Remnant, or they will be in divided Christianity or the world. There are no other options. Per the kingdom of God, the options are either the Remnant, or Christianity. It is just that simple. Even if someone says they are a part of the "Remnant," yet do not come under the government of the one and twelve, they remain in Christianity and will not be a part of the first resurrection. In this regard, let us look again at the verses in Acts 3 which Moses declared regarding this prophet, Elijah, who would follow after him:
"To him you shall give heed in everything he says to you. And it shall be that every soul that does not heed that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from the people."
This writer has been given a message that is wholly decisive. Either one will be a part of the Remnant Bride and enter into the first resurrection, or they will remain in Christianity and stay a part of death. Either one will follow what this man has been given to say, or they will be cut off from the people of the first resurrection Remnant. What has been written here in The Love of Money, is a stark example of this separation. For the first time since the beginning of the kingdom of God, man has once again been given a choice that was laid out by the Master Himself - hold onto your wealth and fail to enter into the kingdom of heaven, or divest yourself of your wealth and inherit eternal dwellings. These are not this man's words, but the words of the Savior. And one will either do just this and come under the covering and government of the second Remnant (for there can be only one second Remnant), or they will remain in Christianity.
Of course I will be accused of being self-serving in what I am saying here, but I am no more self-serving than was Yahshua when He likewise said - "he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me" (Luke 10:16). He also said, "I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me" (John 8:28), and "For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me commandment, what to say, and what to speak. And I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me" (John 12:49-50). Even so, what I say here is nothing more than what the Son of Man has first said. And if you reject what I am saying now, you are rejecting the Son who said these things, as well as the Father. Yahshua said, "He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward" (Matthew 10:40-41).
In this very hour, this promise is being fulfilled. If you receive this man in the name of Elijah, you will receive the reward of Elijah - to ascend alive. And as He further declared, "And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little (Remnant) ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you he shall not lose his reward" (vs. 42). How much more will one receive when he gives everything that he has to these little ones? Yahshua told us what that reward would be - Luke 18:29-30.
At this time, we are making plans to acquire the land and RV's to make this covering possible, and just as it was the rich young ruler's choice regarding his own destiny, today you have the same choice. The opportunity Yahshua presented to those in His time to be a part of the first Remnant, is likewise being presented to you today. Once again we see - that which has been is that which will be. Even as the first Remnant entered into the kingdom of heaven by holding all things in common (with exception to Ananias and Sapphira), so we too will do likewise today. Now is the time for the restoration of all things, and it is being opened up to you by the Elijah, whom Yahweh has established. And the first thing that will be restored are Yahshua's words about gaining the kingdom of God, as well as His command to return to the first love of the church.
The period in which Yahshua has been received into heaven is complete, and it is time for the Elijah company to restore all things and prepare the way for His return (lest the rocks cry out). Multi-headed Christianity has failed to bring His return, has failed to bring forth the fruits of the kingdom, but the single-headed second Remnant will not fail. Yahweh has ordained this; He has opened the way for it; it has been in His mind from the beginning of all creation; and He will perform it to His glory and praise!
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