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INTIMATE SHARING WITH THE BRIDE
This next set of events is one of the most amazing and revealing things that has been discovered here regarding Yahweh and His works. The pattern is too clear to be denied. In fact, when this writer saw it, it was a point of debate within whether to even share it (along with questioning the publication of the information in the previous section).
The reason for the questioning had to do with the person of Yahweh, concerning how He thinks and what are His motives and actions regarding Himself. You will see more what is meant by this as you consider the final conclusion to this set of revealing events.
We had pointed out in the section titled "The Interceding Bride," that when the prophet Nathan went to David to reveal and judge David's sin, he went to David in such a way that David would judge himself. This, you will see, is a MOST interesting thing that Yahweh did, having more implications than you can even begin to know!
Once again, Nathan's story to David was that a rich man had taken a poor man's "little ewe lamb" for his own needs. This little lamb was, of course, in picture the wife of Uriah. We saw the great significance of a "little ewe lamb" being a sin offering for a man, and how it related so clearly to the ascension of the bride to Yahweh, becoming the atonement or covering for the body of Christ.
Here we are going to see the same scenario involving the "little ewe lamb" bride, but in a way that will reveal something about Yahweh that only those who are intimate with Him should know. This is bride information, intimate information, something that has NEVER been shared with the body of Christ. Let us now recount the story involving David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11).
In the spring, when the kings go out to battle, King David stayed in Jerusalem, and one evening was walking on the roof of the king's house. From the roof he saw a woman bathing, and she was very beautiful. "David sent messengers and took her, and when she came to him, he lay with her."
Bathsheba later sent notice to David - "I am pregnant." And to make a lengthy account very short, David sent Bathsheba's husband, Uriah, who was extraordinarily faithful to Israel, to the front lines in battle so that he would be killed.
Uriah was killed in battle; and following Bathsheba's time of mourning, David sent for her and she became his wife.
These are the facts. Go over them in the account if you need to. Now for the startling information that they tell us. Again, this information is bedroom chamber information, intimate information.
Of all the people in the Bible, David is the most complex person there is! No one exceeds him in prophetic representations. Sometime he represents the two-part Remnant. On two separate occasions Saul drove David out of his house by casting a spear at him; thus, the two-part bride came out of the house of Saul via two spears, the same implement used to pierce the side of Yahshua and out came the bride - blood and water. The two spears brought out the two-part bride.
On other occasions, David represents Christianity. Yahweh would not let David build the temple because he was a man of war and bloodshed, and in his closing days he was preoccupied with making sure his enemies were judged by Solomon.
But on many occasions, he even represents Yahweh Himself. Samuel told Saul that his kingdom would not endure, and that Yahweh "has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart" (1 Samuel 13:14). David was that man; and the "after His own heart" was a description of David's unique representation of Yahweh. The prophet was not saying that David would seek the heart of Yahweh, but that David was a man that represented the very heart of Yahweh. This truth is none clearer than what we are getting ready to see in this account.
I will warn you now, what will be presented here will be shocking, and I am concerned that some might stop reading at this point. But please do not stop short, for you will see in the end that there is much more here than you can anticipate. Now for the understanding of this most intimate matter. Prepare yourself.
Yahweh was on the roof of His house, He was in heaven, and He looked out and saw a woman bathing. She was the Remnant bride, and she was becoming clean from all the lies and the filth of this earth, and she was beautiful in His sight.
Yahweh had relations with her and she became pregnant. But there was a problem - she was joined to another, the body of Christ. Yahweh sent that husband off to war, and as a result, the body died in battle.
Upon his death, Yahweh took the bride into His house to be His very own.
When this writer saw this, there was no question that this was the unmistakable message; and it is true. Christianity was sent to battle with Satan, and there was NO WAY they could win against him. There are other accounts that reveal that one of the guilts of Christianity is that they did not kill their enemy king - Satan. This was the very reason Saul lost his reign (1 Samuel 15:20f), and why Ahab was to lose his life (1 Kings 20). Equally, Christianity loses its reign and its life because it cannot kill Satan. We have seen that the only one who can kill Satan is the two-part Remnant, effecting the two-blow death to his head. This is just one reason why Christianity must be moved out of the way - they DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY to overcome Satan. He has taken Christianity to the grave for 2,000 years, and he would continue to do so except that Yahweh will cut the body's days short and bring out the second Remnant to effect Satan's death.
But nonetheless, we see a confession here from Yahweh that He is responsible for killing a husband for the sake of obtaining the bride. An absolutely awesome confession!
This is why this writer was reluctant to publish this obvious pattern and truth; but, this writer concluded that Yahweh was big enough to defend Himself. Therefore, it was decided that this information would indeed be presented. It was just too certain.
Upon this decision, fuller truth immediately came, and with it a profound marvel of Yahweh and His goodness, His awesomeness, and His intimacy and choice in revealing this! Do you know the remainder of this account? You already know that Yahweh sent Nathan the prophet to expose David and cause him to judge himself. There were three consequences for his actions. First was that the sword would not depart from his house. Second, his wives would be given to his companion, and he would lie with them in broad daylight. And finally, the child that was born to him would die.
Before you start reacting to all of this, if you are not already, let us first see that there is something most revealing here from the fact that this entire matter was dealt with in such a way that David judged himself. Why was this necessary? Because Yahweh reveals Himself in this (David being a man after His own heart), and we find that Yahweh actually JUDGES HIMSELF! Let us restate this so that you do not miss or misunderstand it. Yahweh had David to judge himself, because Yahweh would judge Himself in these actions. Yahweh unmistakably takes responsibility for His own actions. "A just balance and scales belong to Yahweh; all the weights of the bag are His work" (Proverbs 16:11). The message here once again is unmistakably clear.
There are ways of looking at the death of the body of Christ by Satan and seeing it in its natural and probable course as Yahshua's body; but, Yahweh is willing to look at this in a way that even the heathen would do. The unbeliever would look at this and say - "Yahweh created all of this. He created Satan, gave him power to overcome the body, and then sent the body into battle with him, knowing the body would be defeated! That is not fair!" It is a great tribute to Yahweh that He would look at His own actions in this way as well. The world will never be able to bring a reviling judgment against Him, when they see that He has already judged Himself for actions in which He is "guilty." (Not that Yahweh is ever truly guilty, for He is just.) How did He judge Himself? It appears He did so in two ways.
First, keep in mind here that Yahweh is not limited by the constraints of time. He can accomplish something before its time. This He did here. When Bathsheba was bathing, she pictured the bride that would be cleansed. Yahweh's relationship with her and the pregnancy that developed looked to the first Remnant. Did the first Remnant live? No, they were not allowed to bring the perfect kingdom into being. So, the first Remnant had to die! But let us take this further, as you will see obviously Yahweh has provided.
Even as the first-born son died, representing the first Remnant, there is of necessity the ensuing need for a second Remnant beloved son to be raised up in his place that will fulfill the hope of the first-born, and this is exactly what happened.
Might we pause here before going on and make note of the consistency of Yahweh in showing forth evidence time after time after time of all of this we share here regarding the two Remnants and Christianity. It is all very amazing, and for the six long years that this writer has been teaching these truths with no success up to May, 2000, it is the sureness of these truths in Yahweh's Word that has often kept this writer going. Oh the marvels that anyone even denies that this is true! The only way anyone could say that is because they are truly blind.
When Yahweh took the first-born son of Bathsheba because of David's sin, of necessity He would give her a second-born that would fulfill the purpose and hope of the first. This He would do because there was a pattern here - the pattern of the two-part Remnant, the pattern of the first bird that had to die, followed by the release of the second bird in an open field, all for the sake of cleansing. We read in 2 Samuel 12:24-25:
Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and went into her and lay with her; and she gave birth to a son, and he named him Solomon (meaning - complete, integral, or peace). Now Yahweh loved him and sent word through Nathan the prophet, and he named him Jedidiah for Yahweh's sake.
Jedidiah means "beloved of Yahweh." Why was Solomon "beloved of Yahweh"? Because he was such a great person? No. That name was given to Solomon at his birth. He was "beloved of Yahweh" because he represented a second-part work that would provide the beloved bride - the second Remnant bride, the Rachel. This Jedidiah was the one to whom the kingdom was to be given. This Jedidiah would be the one to whom the kingdom would be given when everyone thought it was going to someone else. This Jedidiah was the one who would cleanse David's kingdom. And this Jedidiah would be the one who would build the temple of gold and have wisdom that would marvel the entire world. This Jedidiah was a picture of the second bird second Remnant that will ascend alive and reign with Yahshua.
Any time the word "beloved" is used, you can generally, if not always, be assured that Yahweh is addressing the second Remnant - His beloved second-part bride.
And may we point out here, Bathsheba became the "little ewe lamb" offering for David in that she provided the son who would accomplish that which David could not - to build Yahweh a temple. Solomon, the son of Bathsheba, provided what David could not provide.
And while we are here (with another point yet crying at our heals), let us point out how Yahweh often represents the two-part Remnant through a woman and her offspring, both of them. It is obvious that Yahweh does this because the woman reveals the source of the two-part Remnant - Jerusalem above - while her offspring reveal the Remnant themselves. Let me give you some examples of this that we have seen in this writing. We cannot linger long on this, for the next point is beckoning!
The Shunamite woman is, by her very identity - "from two resting places." Her son, though being just one son, was miraculously given to her twice - first at his birth, and second by his being brought out of death. These are the two Remnant, the Shunamite representing the woman who brought forth and insured both events.
We see here with Bathsheba the same thing. She had two sons - the first that died and the second that was "beloved." And a MOST interesting and revealing occurrence regarding Bathsheba, is that when it came time for the kingdom to go to the next one who would reign, it was not Solomon who was knocking at his father's door. No, no! But it was his "Jerusalem above" mother that was before David, reminding him of his promise to her. This is the guarantee that the second Remnant will come forth and reign - Jerusalem above is in the Father's chambers, reminding Him that the kingdom cannot go to an Adonijah, no matter how many think he will reign. No, the kingdom is promised to go the second-born Jedidiah, the beloved.
And one final note here. Let us point out the common and equally significant testimony provided through both Abigail and Bathsheba. In BOTH cases, neither of these women could be the bride of David (he who was created to reveal Yahweh) until their existing husbands were put to sleep/died. This is a clear and repeated testimony concerning the fate of Christianity and the ascension of the bride.
Let us now get back to the marvelous subject at hand. This matter of the death of the first Remnant, the first-born, is one way of seeing how Yahweh judged Himself. But there is even more to this. There is yet another way that Yahweh judged Himself; a most significant way!
Yahweh required of David that, because of what he did, his son would die. Through this Yahweh shows us that this is what He did for His own actions in all of this, and His judgment was equally - His Son must die! And He did die! Yahshua, the Son of Yahweh, was delivered upon a cross, and died! Yahweh judged Himself for sending the body of Yahshua into war with Satan, killing the body, and taking the bride into His own house.
This is the marvelous complexity and justness of Yahweh. Many will reject this because they are so narrow in their recognition of and ability to assimilate truth. Their "Jesus only" simplicity does not allow them to examine the complexity of Yahweh and His word. But Yahweh is very complex. And He reveals this to us by the various ways that He relates to what He has planned and is carrying out. The complexity of David is one small example of the complexity of Yahweh.
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