TABERNACLES PENTECOST, 2008
TABERNACLES PENTECOST, 2005
One evidence that He will follow the same Deuteronomy 16 accounting for our upcoming Tabernacles Pentecost, is the intercession carried out on the first-ever observed Tabernacles Pentecost in 2005 that followed that same accounting. And quite remarkably, it was precisely on the same day—December 26. You can read about that event in Tabernacles Pentecost, 2005. But there is a distinction between these two, though not affecting the count. The 2005 Pentecost was celebrated under the old Passover-first Millennial Calendar, while the 2008 Pentecost will be the first to be held under the Tabernacles-first New Millennial Calendar.
Also, it is obviously significant that there were eighteen present at that first-ever ‘05 gathering—the number of bondage, the breach period where the face is between the knees. It is interesting as well that the first Remnant existed for a year and a half—from Passover, 33 A.D., to Tabernacles, 34 A.D. That work was in the same wilderness death period as Christianity, and it is striking that their work was an equal eighteen—eighteen months. How, you might ask, is the eighteen-month first Remnant relegated to the wilderness period? Briefly, the same way the eighteen-month period leading up to the failed entrance into the promised land was added to the forty-year count of the wilderness wanderings.
But, any death work like each one of these is an intercession that leads to the promised and awaited fulfillment. One could not discount the necessity of either the water to the knees or Elijah praying with his face between his knees. Thus, we can likewise take hope that the 2005 Tabernacles Pentecost that was equally early, before the time, was an intercession and even foreshadowing of the fulfillment we need to receive on precisely the same month and day in 2008. Let us examine that 2005 event more closely; and as you will see, it affords great hope.
That which took place on December 26, 2005, was very unique and certainly totally unplanned. Back in the mid 80s, the Holy Spirit told me that my example in the flesh is a man named Rees Howells. Rees was an intercessor extraordinaire, and you can read about him, as I have several times, in the book, Rees Howells, Intercessor. You can never understand what true intercession is until you read this book.
Intercession is not some attempt at fervent prayer, not at all. Intercession is identification—walking out in the natural that which is pursued, desired, and necessary in the spiritual. It is touching the spiritual via the natural type. An example of this is the tabernacle that Moses was told to build. As it is written in Hebrews 8:5, it served as “a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, ‘See,’ He says, ‘that you make all things according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain.' ” At Tabernacles Pentecost, December 26, 2005, we were led into an intercession that was nothing less than the same.
The intercession we were led through was not for the temple pattern that Moses received, but for New Jerusalem as revealed in Revelation 21. None of us at that time understood fully what was taking place, including myself. In fact, what you are about to read was not revealed to me until the morning of December 7, 2008, as I awoke. But remember, the Holy Spirit called me several years ago to be an intercessor, and clearly we interceded for New Jerusalem.
The banquet tables at that event were laid out as the walls of the New Jerusalem—in a square. This was not intentional, but simply for functionality at the time. You can read about this event and see a graphic of the tables in Tabernacles Pentecost, 2005. That evening, the Holy Spirit came upon me and my spirit became deeply vexed, to the point that I could no longer bear it and began to weep. In my spirit I wanted to rush into the center of the open area created by the tables. Suddenly, I got up, rushed toward the one opening to that area, which I happened to be sitting by, but instead of entering, I prostrated myself on the floor at the entrance. There, I wept uncontrollably, to the extent that a pool of tears was formed on the tile floor. At that time I knew that I had formed a laver with those tears, and through my continuing crying spoke this out loud.
As much as I knew I was supposed to go into the middle of the inner area, the area I knew by then was the court of the temple, I could not make myself go in. Yahweh then showed Kyle Nixon, a man whom He has used in my life as an Elijah, to anoint me with oil as I lay there on the floor. It is significant that at Trumpets of that same year, I had anointed him with oil as the eighth man to “serve tables.” In Acts 6, seven men were set forth by the first apostles to do so. Seven is the number of the mark of the beast, so I added Kyle to be numbered as the eighth so as to reverse that curse. Now, at Tabernacles Pentecost, Yahweh instructed Kyle to anoint me as the Elijah, the ninth, and he did so—liberally pouring oil on my head, even as I did on his at Trumpets.
As I lay there over the laver that I had just laid, I longed to go into the court, but could not do so in my own strength. Come to find out later, there was another man there by the name of Mark, and he wanted to come over and grab me by the belt and carry me in, but he did not do so. Mark is of course Christianity, that takes the kingdom by force, but cannot enter into the New Jerusalem. Also, the belt is prophetic of the office of the prophet, even as Elijah and John wore a leather belt. I was not able to enter into the court until I operated off the strength of Kyle as he began to command me to get up and go into the center. I did get up and entered into this type of the heavenly.
When I entered, I was aware that there was not a temple in this court, as I would have preferred to have entered into the temple. But instead, I went to the middle, lifted my hands to Yahweh, and offered myself as a living sacrifice. I was occupying the place of the altar, lifting my hands to Yahweh as a living sacrifice unto Him, and spoke this to the others at that time as well.
More took place after that. Briefly, I invited everyone into the center, placing them in two parallel rows of nine, intentionally laying them out as split covenant parts. Kyle added that I should pass between the split parts, which I did. This, of course, is the covenant that Yahweh performed with Abraham in Genesis 15. Let us now bring further light to these matters, which I saw on that December 7 morning.
First, as we have noted, the tables laid out in a four-sided square were the walls of the New Jerusalem. Sitting at those tables were all the Bride members, representing the Bride who is in fact the walls (Revelation 21:2 and 9). In hindsight, it is now quite interesting that I was distinctly aware that there was no temple within those walls. This is profoundly fitting, for in Revelation 21:22 it clearly states that there is no temple within the walls.
In the original tabernacle, and even temple, all the furnishings were within the tabernacle/temple, with two exceptions—the laver and the altar. Thus, with no temple in the court, all that would remain would be those two items, the very two furnishings the Holy Spirit had me to represent. First I was the laver, yet not located within the court, but at its entrance. Then I was the altar, as a living sacrifice upon it.
Several weeks ago, Yahweh showed me something that was most remarkable, and it stayed in my spirit as being exceptionally significant. Now I know why. I am certain that there is more to this, but as I pondered these things that I was now being shown, what He had shown me was now highly relevant.
In Exodus 33, we read the significant account of when Yahweh repented of not going with the sons of Israel into the promised land, and thereupon sent Moses up the mountain the curse-reversing eighth time. In verses 7-10 we read:
Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. And everyone who sought Yahweh would go out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp. And it came about, whenever Moses went out to the tent, that all the people would arise and stand, each at the entrance of his tent, and gaze after Moses until he entered the tent. Whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent; and Yahweh would speak with Moses. When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would arise and worship, each at the entrance of his tent.
Do you see the intercession,
even the identification here? When Moses went into the tent of meeting, which
is the tabernacle, the presence of Yahweh in the cloud stood at the entrance
of the tent. Did you notice that the people thereupon stood at the entrance
of their own tents as well and worshiped? Therefore, quite significantly,
the people stood in the place of Yahweh in their own realm! The tabernacle
was a type of the heavenly, and people’s tents were a type of the earthly.
We see here that Yahweh’s work is to duplicate Himself on this earth. His
work is that we become Him in this earthly realm—the pillar of cloud by day
that we may lead the people. Intercessorally, I stood in the place of Yahweh
God, which is His goal and purpose for us, as we see here.
When we went through this intercession on December 26, 2005, we wholly identified with the New Jerusalem, the city of foursquare that comes down out of heaven. Personally, I was the laver and the altar in that city. But the fact is, that intercession was a shadow of several realms.
In the completed court, the laver is not located at the entrance, but that is where Yahweh had me to lay the waters of that laver. Why? As noted in Tabernacles Pentecost, 2005, page 5, the waters that flowed out under the eastern gate originated where the laver is normally located in the temple. Intercessorally, I was at the eastern gate laying the waters that came under that gate first as a trickle. What did this look to? I was interceding for those waters. This was a type of all the tears and deep, deep sorrow Yahweh has placed upon me that that river represents. Even the waters to the knees, which is an intercession for Christianity, is and had been a time of increasing sorrows—that is when I lost my family to Christianity. The tears that I shed on that floor were a type of the sorrows I experienced, and not me only, but many, many others as well.
The altar of incense attests to standing in the place of Yahweh as the pillar of cloud. The altar is the place where the pillar of cloud stood when Moses went into the tent. Yahweh took His place on the altar, even as we are to do the same—offering ourselves as living sacrifices, as I did in that intercession, with the hope and expectation that we will ascend alive. Of course the latter is the very testimony of the altar—taking that which is bound to this earth, and transforming it through His fire so that it will ascend to Him, the second bird that equally ascends. This, of course, cannot happen for the two loaves of Christianity’s Passover Pentecost leavened bread. It cannot be a burnt offering.
What more hope do I have? On Trumpets, October 16, 2005, I liberally anointed Kyle with oil as the curse-reversing eighth. Then on Tabernacles Pentecost, December 26, 2005, he was instructed to likewise anoint me with oil as the fulfilling Elijah ninth. It is my hope that Yahweh will fulfill that intercession, and on Tabernacles Pentecost, December 26, 2008, now liberally anoint me with the oil that He alone can provide—the oil, the shemen (Hebrew), of His Holy Spirit. Like Aaron, I hope that oil will flow from my head, onto my beard, and onto my garment, clothing me in His power as He has promised.
I am glad I did not understand all these things at the time—the laver at the gate, no tabernacle in the court—for it assures me that this was a revealing and effectual intercession from Yahweh that He was effecting. And I hope He will fulfill it today. Also, this intercession seems to provide affirming evidence that we are indeed following the correct numbering of the days to Pentecost.
One might say that this is all foolishness, this crazy idea of supposed intercession. Well, was it then foolish when Yahweh told a man to go naked for three years (Isaiah 20:2-3)? Was it foolish when He told a man to eat his food mixed with human dung (lit. of Ezekiel 4:12-15)? Was it foolish when He told another man to bury a linen waistband in a rock and then dig it out (Jeremiah 13:1-7)? Was it foolish when a man ate grasshoppers and wild honey (Matthew 3:4)? Or, was it foolish when God came to earth, refused to drink wine, then did so and died on a cross (The Nazirite Vow)? Yahweh uses the foolish to shame the wise, the weak to shame the strong.
What if we/I do not receive the Holy Spirit come Tabernacles Pentecost? At this point, all I know to do is as written in Philippians 4:6: being anxious for nothing, but by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, letting my request be made known to Yahweh God. He alone can fulfill these things. He performed the intercession, He gave me a new windshield, He gave me the Trumpets and Tabernacles experiences, He has preserved me for these fourteen and a half years and unceasingly given me incredible truth, and I am not driving a truck. We then look to Him now. We look to Him on December 26. And we look to Him for all the days thereafter. We have hope, and we are indeed grateful for all He has done and has opened our eyes to see.
May Yahweh be praised. May Yahweh have mercy on us and do good on our behalf. May He clothe us in His power from on high.
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