SENDING OUT THE TWELVE
(The first half and last quarter of this writing have been deleted so as to focus specifically on the matter at hand.)
At the end of the darkness of the period of Christianity and the light of day begins to dawn, as it is now, what indeed must take place? The answer is given by asking another question. What one critical governmental thing did Yahshua, the Master (as the Levite is often called), do when He came to this earth? He set forth the twelve apostles. That government structure was critical for the establishment of His kingdom! But remember, upon His leaving this earth, His kingdom then breached – the Perez (breach)! Darkness came upon the earth, Christianity began, and Satan began his 2,000 year work as the only remaining apostle (John 6:70).
In clear unmistakable seamless garment second Remnant truth, second Remnant Luke tells this very thing:
And it was in these days that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. And when day came, He called His disciples to Him; and chose twelve of them, whom He also named as apostles (Luke 6:12-13).
Is there no mistaking the clear message here, or how much more evidence do we need? After the period of Christianity, wherein Yahshua has been away on His mountain and has been praying during this entire period of darkness that He said would come (John 9:4-5), and the day is now beginning to dawn, it is time for the final twelve apostles to be established on this earth. Yahshua will now restore His twelve-part government – the latter rain twelve apostles.
By establishing the latter rain twelve apostles, along with His former rain twelve apostles, He thereby has His twenty-four elders who sit around the throne (Revelation 4:4, etc.). The concubine being cut into twelve pieces at the completion of the period of the night when she had been raped and abused and then dies with her hands on the threshold, reveals (though in a very violent and even repulsive way) the establishment of the latter rain twelve apostles at the end of cut-short Christianity.
The title of this writing is – Sending Out the Twelve, and it appropriately applies in two ways. First, this is precisely what we see here in Judges 19 – the twelve parts of the concubine were sent out, the dramatic and conclusive results thereof we will see shortly. So when else were the twelve sent out? Of course in like testimony, the twelve apostles were equally sent out.
Most interestingly, in first Remnant Matthew, it never says the twelve returned and gave a report to Yahshua, though this was the case in Mark and Luke. Likewise, there were things stated by Yahshua in Matthew that never could have happened in their journeys. First, in Matthew 10:18 Yahshua said they would “be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.” This could not have happened. Likewise, in verse 23 He said they would “not finish going through the cities of Israel, until the Son of Man comes.” This certainly did not happen either. In Mark 6:30 the disciples reported to Yahshua all that had taken place in their journeys. And in Luke 9:10 they did likewise. But in Matthew, they never reported back to Him, as if the journey never had an end, which indeed it did not. And quite significantly, upon sending out the twelve in Matthew, He uniquely follows with His discourse about Elijah “who (lit.) is about to come” (Matthew 11:14).
The point is, the message to the disciples in Matthew was to be fulfilled over time, and there would certainly be a breach in this promise regarding the coming of the Son of Man. So when is this to be fulfilled? It is fulfilled in the second Remnant, the Elijah, and this is precisely what we see testified here with the concubine being sent out as well. It tells us that a second twelve will be sent out, even as the first twelve were sent out, but at the dawning of light and with the results that were promised in Matthew – the return of the Son of Man! (It is equally striking that when the first Remnant was disbursed at the stoning of Stephen, the apostles were not sent out but stayed in Jerusalem.)
Let us now look at a most revealing testimony. When the sons of Israel passed into the land of promise west of the Jordan, how many stones were piled up? Were there just twelve, one stone for each of the tribes? No. There were actually twenty-four stones erected (Joshua 4). Twelve stones were erected at their lodging place west of the Jordan as a memorial for all the people to see, and twelve stones were erected in the middle of the Jordan where the waters of the Jordan buried them.
So how many apostles are there to be? First, there were twelve apostles established by Yahshua; but they all died. Do we see them today among us? No. Even as the waters of the Jordan returned and covered the stones placed at the feet (kingdom rights) of the priests who carried the ark of the covenant (remember, the people had to stay back 2,000 cubits from the ark, even as the second Remnant is established 2,000 years after the church actually began), so the first twelve apostles were covered by or baptized into death, and we no longer see them.
Are the twelve still there? Yes, they are there, even as it is written about those twelve stones – “and they are there to this day” (Joshua 4:9). Revelation 6:9-11 tells us that they, along with all the first Remnant, are under the altar. Equally testified in Hebrews 9:3-4, they are the golden altar of incense that has been moved out of the holy place (Christianity) into the holy of holies. They are the work that has been removed from our sight, though they still exist. So what will Yahweh do in these last days when the light of dawn is breaking? He will establish the twelve stones in the lodging place as a visible memorial! He will establish the latter rain twelve apostles at the beginning of the Millennial period, thus completing the full testimony of the twenty-four stones, or the twenty-four elders who sit around the throne.
And if this is not sufficient testimony, let us consider yet another that Yahweh used Kyle Nixon to point out. Jonah coming out of the belly of the great fish (a Leviathan), is a clear type of the Remnant coming out of Christianity. But also most important to note is that Nineveh and Jonah actually become one in testimony. This is evidenced at the close of this little book when Yahweh places him under the protection of a covering, a plant, then removes it, brings a scorching east wind and hot sun to famish him to the point of desiring death, and speaks to him:
“You had compassion on the plant for which you did not work, and which you did not cause to grow, which came up overnight and perished overnight. And should I not have compassion of Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know between their right hand and left hand, as well as many beasts?” (Jonah 4:10-11)
Thus, as Yahweh dealt with Jonah in that account, so He dealt with Nineveh. The two were one. But let us look at this further per its prophetic testimony.
What work of Yahweh “came up overnight and perished overnight”? What work of Yahweh was briefly under His divine covering? There is only one work this could speak of – the first Remnant. And why is it that Yahweh would have compassion on Nineveh, “the great city”? We have already seen in All’s Well That Ends Well, page 2, that Nineveh is Christianity. So why would Yahweh have mercy on Christianity? For the same reason He had mercy on Babylon and did not destroy it either – for the sake of the elect, the remnant that was within it! Thus, if He has mercy on the Remnant, He will have mercy on Christianity.
Let us ask another question. Was the first Passover for the benefit of everyone in the house? The fact is, Passover was held really for only one group – for the firstborn! No one else in the house truly was at risk of death, for Passover preserved the life of the firstborn (i.e., the Remnant).
Is this not what we see testified here as well? If Yahweh had mercy on the first Remnant which “came up overnight and perished overnight,” He will have mercy on Christianity for the sake of the second Remnant who equally come under that same covering, yet the work will remain. Where do we see the second Remnant evidenced in this? You will have to think prophetically here.
The closing verse of Jonah tells us two groups that were in Nineveh:
What two groups are in “the great city” of Christianity right now? Christians and the Remnant. Who are the Christians? They are the “many beasts,” the ones who are marked by the beast. Why else would Yahweh state here His compassion on the “many beasts”? Where else has He ever had compassion on beasts? It is even noted that these beasts fasted and sackcloth was placed on them. Why? Because they prophetically represented people. Thus we see that Christians are the “many beasts.”
Next, how many were there in the upper room on the day of Pentecost? There were 120. Therefore, we see here the same number, only at the elevated thousands level – 120,000. Here we see the number of the elect whose identity is with the critical 12 apostles. And where do these two groups of twelve apostles sit? Twelve on His right hand and twelve on His left hand. This matter is covered in the writing, Given To the Beast, and specifically relates to Yahshua’s answer regarding who would sit on His right and His left (Matthew 20:20-23). Furthermore, this equally relates, though in another negative and violent testimony, to the two who hung on the cross beside Him, again – “one on the right and the other on the left” (Luke 23:33). Like the two Remnant, one of these men (the second Remnant testimony that ascends alive) was promised – “today you shall be with Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43).
And appropriately evidenced here, the two Remnant do what we might call – flip flop. The testimonies regarding the two Remnant frequently interchange, and this must be kept in mind when examining these two works. Even so, when we read here that the 120,000 “do not know between the right hand and left hand,” such are the two Remnant. In the end, the two become one.
Yahweh has mercy on all of the church – the 120,000 who do not know between their right hand and left hand, as well as the many beasts; the two Remnant who are each identified with twelve apostles, as well as Christianity. While everyone in the house eats the Passover lamb, its truest benefit is to the firstborn, the Remnant who are the firstborn among men to enter into immortality. Now we know the fuller meaning of this most unusual closing of Jonah. Even as we saw per the twenty-four stones, twelve in the Jordan and twelve on the bank, so we see here the testimony of the two twelve – on the right hand and on the left hand.
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