AND DEVOTED THINGS
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"a voice of one crying in the wilderness"
In Hosea 2:14-21, we read the promise:
"Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
Bring her into the wilderness,
And speak kindly to her.
Then I will give her her vineyards from there,
And the valley of Achor as a door of hope.
And she will sing there as in the days of her youth,
As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.
And it will come about in that day," declares Yahweh,
"That you will call Me 'my husband'
And no longer call Me 'Lord.'
For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth,
So that they will be mentioned by their names no more. ...
And I will betroth you to Me forever;
Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice,
In lovingkindness and in compassion,
And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness.
Then you will know Yahweh.
This is the course of and promise to the Remnant. The first Remnant was allured into the wilderness with Christianity, and Christianity has been in that wilderness for 2,000 years. As mentioned earlier in this writing, the church's wilderness of Christianity has been a period equal to the Israelite's wilderness experience. The Israelites were in the wilderness for forty years; Christianity has been in the wilderness for forty Jubilees, or 1,960 years. Moses declared regarding the Israelites - "Yahweh has not given you a heart to know, nor eyes to see, nor ears to hear" (Deuteronomy 29:2-5); Christianity has not been given "a heart to know, nor eyes to see, nor ears to hear." Yahweh's plan was clear for the sons of Israel - "that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end" (Deuteronomy 8:16); Christians will be humbled, are tested, and now at the end of their 2,000 years, good is finally coming.
And as equally stated earlier in this writing, Christianity became an Ai. The first Remnant had to lay their covering aside, and enter into the breach or wilderness period of the church. What would become of the first Remnant's failure? One, the work of Christianity was brought into the kingdom. But also, as we see hear in Hosea, the first Remnant's failure, marked by the examples of Achan as well as Ananias and Sapphira, will provide a "door of hope." We as the second Remnant can look back at these examples and with open eyes pursue the hope we have of completing what they began. The valley of Achor is the door of hope for the second Remnant!
What have we called Yahweh while in that long valley and wilderness? His name has been removed from our Bibles; and as Christians, for years we called Him "Lord," or "the Lord." What we and all of Christianity have participated in is the period of "Baal" worship. The word "Baal" means "lord." Yahweh will remove the names of the Baals from our mouths and we will call Him, "my husband." Why would this one who has gone through the valley of Achor call Him "my husband," other than she is the promised and long awaited bride of Yahshua?
Yahshua has betrothed us, His Remnant bride. He did this during Passover and Pentecost of 2000. And here at Tabernacles, He is continuing that marriage process.
This writing is coming out at the time of the traditional Tabernacles, 2000. However, other witnesses thoroughly indicate that Tabernacles is delayed this year by one lunar month, or thirty days. That being the case, Trumpets is expected on October 29, Atonement on election day (US), November 7 (for a special report on this,click here), and Tabernacles from November 12 through 19.
Let us now add a most important and challenging truth. We see through the vast evidence examined here and in One Thing You Still Lack, that there is truly only one means whereby the way for the return of Yahshua can be prepared. While Christians are looking for and widely teaching that His return will be preceded by unparalleled wrath, they will find themselves to be categorically wrong. Why are they wrong? Because they do not know Yahweh and His ways. They do not know that He repents of the wrath He plans, and that mercy triumphs over judgment. They do not even know that if He DID carry out the wrath that is foretold in Revelation, it would squarely be against them for defiling His kingdom. He will not respond in wrath, but in mercy; and some day, when like a Balaam Christianity's eyes are opened, they will be fearfully grateful that His mercy does triumph.
No, the return of Yahshua will not be preceded by Christianity's apocalyptic wrath, but by the work of the Elijah second Remnant. This work has already begun with the marvelous gift of truth which He is providing the Remnant. But there is another act of obedience into which He is leading this Remnant, and that is the covering of holding all things in common. Why is this so important? We have already seen the importance of this covering in providing the Remnant bride the legal right to speak on Yahweh's behalf and to ascend to Him (prophesying and praying). Let us now see another most important truth.
This writer's example in the flesh was a man named Rees Howells. His story is written in a book titled - Rees Howells, Intercessor. Rees was an intercessor extraordinaire! Among the many truths presented in this book is this - an intercessor earns the right to be heard before Yahweh. Unless you know anything about true intercession, you will not understand this point. In fact, very few of those who read this writing will come near to understanding it. But let us point out something with regard to what we have been learning so that hopefully you can understand. In this we will find the most marvelous and exciting truth! Let us begin by sharing a vision that a man had.
As this writing was being completed, a man by the name of Chuck Schweigard shared a vision with this writer. He had the vision in 1969, and was not entirely sure of its interpretation. It is such an exciting message and, as you will see, is most relevant to what is happening today. Here was the vision as Chuck recorded it.
A Vision of the Two Witnesses and God's Army
During the winter of 1969, while deep in the high praises of God at a meeting in a small church of dedicated believers in Louisiana, the Holy Spirit gave me the following vision:
There were two olive trees on both sides of three men in pure white robes. The Man in the center was a head taller than the two on each side of Him. I was given to understand that the two shorter men were Enoch and Elijah, the only two men clearly described in the Word of God as having been taken into Heaven without tasting of Death. Behind the Man in the center were mirror images of Him going back as far as a three angled mirror would allow you to see. I was given to understand it was a large number of those who had submitted themselves to the Lord's correcting hand in obedience and trust of His faithfulness to His Word. They were those conformed to His image. Their robes were without spot or wrinkle. They were the manifest sons of God for whom the whole creation was awaiting with groanings. The central figure was, of course, Jesus Christ, the Lord.
The above vision ended and a second vision connected to it started almost immediately:
From the North Pole to the South Pole, linked arm in arm was the mighty army of God, from every kindred, tribe, tongue, and nation, in spotless white robes. They were united together in common love as they talked with one another. They had great joy. As they came to any valley they stayed at the same plane from the center of the Earth. When they came to any mountain, they passed through it, again at the same level. They were at rest in God. Everything changed for the good as they passed by. The earth was transformed in a single revolution of the earth - one day.
The meaning of this two-part vision is very clear. The two visions are together because the two testify of one and the same work - the Remnant.
The two men on either side of Yahshua are the two Remnant, identified by the two olive trees. These are the two sons of fresh oil. Most interestingly, Chuck is my neighbor! We had never met until he read the material on the web site and looked up where I lived - just around the corner! As my neighbor, he qualifies to be a vessel for the oil that is needed in order to deliver the two sons of a prophet's widow. These were the two sons redeemed by fresh oil - 2 Kings 4:1-7. Chuck and his wife, Beth, just may be two of those empty vessels gathered from neighbors so that the miracle of the oil may take place. And we must note from this account that when the woman was asked by Elisha what she had, she responded - "Your maidservant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil." Once again we see the testimony of the latter rain starting out small - just a jar of oil - but ever increasing until all the jars are filled. Also, the widow had most likely sold all she had to try to redeem her two sons, and all she had left in her house was this jar of oil! Are you ready to get to the place where you have nothing in your house but a jar of oil? Does this not sound resoundingly similar to - "sell all." And likewise, not only was her house empty, but the vessels she went to bring together were equally empty. Let us continue.
As stated, what we see here in this vision is that the two men and the two olive trees are one and the same - the two olive tree sons of fresh oil. These two men, like Moses and Elisha on the mount of transfiguration, are dressed in spotless white robes because the Remnant are equally the bride that clothes herself in the "fine linen" of "the righteous acts of the saints" (Revelation 19:7-8), and are glorified with Yahshua, the central One. The Remnant are equally those who are mirror images of this central One. They are the fulfillment of Enoch and Elijah as they too have entered into heaven. (Remember, these two Remnant have testimonies that are often interchangeable, and even here duplicative.)
The second part of the vision gives the mission and purpose of these two olive trees seen in the first vision. There are two realms seen in this second part - the natural, or earthly, and the spiritual, or heavenly. We find here the testimony of these two realms coexisting. When will this coexistence take place?
Within the very near future the two Remnant will be united in heaven to receive their born-from-above bodies. The first Remnant having died, will be resurrected in the promised first resurrection in Revelation 20:4-10. The second Remnant will not die, and thus do not need to be resurrected, but on a Trumpets will defeat death by ascending alive into heaven to join the first Remnant. In heaven the two Remnant will be united to become one Remnant. They will remain in heaven for fifteen days and return to earth with Yahshua on Tabernacles to reign on this earth in the Millennial reign. Here is where the second part of this vision is so relevant.
The Remnant will be the first among mankind to receive incorruptible bodies that are not of this earth but are from above. As with Yahshua's body that He possessed when He returned to this earth, the Remnant will no longer suffer the constraints or the curses of this earthly flesh. The disciples were in a locked room, and Yahshua simply appeared in the room with them. The natural did not constrain Him. When they saw Him return to heaven, He simply ascended, defying the earth's law of gravity. How could He do these things? Before this Yahshua had to hide Himself to get away from people. This was no longer the case. Why? Because He was no longer of this earth, but His body was now from above.
The line of people in Chuck's vision were none other than the Remnant who will return to this earth with Yahshua to reign. They too will have joined with Yahshua in receiving bodies like He possessed and demonstrated upon His return. While the Remnant will be in bodies that are from above, they will be here while the earth still exists as it does now. These are the two realms of the vision - the heavenly in the midst of the earthly.
The purpose of the Remnant will be to bring peace to the earth and the everlasting government of the King. In the heart of men is the desire to have a one world government; Yahshua will provide that world government. In the heart of men is the desire to have a new world order; Yahshua will provide that new world order. In the heart of men is the desire to have a world trade organization; Yahshua will provide that world trade organization. Even in the heart of men is the desire to have an effective world counsel of churches; Yahshua will provide that counsel. All that men desire, but can only accomplish in a corrupt way, Yahshua will provide.
Thus in the vision, the line of people extending from pole to pole and traversing the circumference of this earth in one day, looks to the work of the Remnant to bring Yahshua's kingdom to this earth in one day - the seventh day of this world, the Millennial day. Then the heavenly will come to the earthly!
An important and relevant aspect of this vision was the unusual way in which this Remnant line traversed the earth. When they came to a valley, they walked above it! When they came to a mountain, they walked through it! They walked on one level plain! Why? First, as we have already noted, they were not of this world! They were from above!
In Isaiah 40:3-8 we find the passage that explains Chuck's vision. This is the same passage from which John the Baptist quoted when the Jews asked him - "Who are you?" John answered - "I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, '"Make straight the way of Yahweh," as Isaiah the prophet said'" (John 1:23). Yahshua said that if one could accept it, John was Elijah (Matthew 11:14). Let us now see what Isaiah said, which applies directly to the Elijah that will once again prepare the way, this time for the return of Yahshua. For now we will begin by quoting verses 3 through 5.
A voice is calling,
"Clear the way for Yahweh in the wilderness;
Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.
Let every valley be lifted up,
And every mountain and hill be made low;
And let the rough ground become a plain,
And the rugged terrain a broad valley;
Then the glory of Yahweh will be revealed,
And all flesh will see it together;
For the mouth of Yahweh has spoken."
Again we see the wilderness of Christianity and the prophet Elijah; and of course John was baptizing people "in the wilderness." This is where the Remnant must prepare the way - in the church, which for 2,000 years has been the wilderness of Christianity. The Remnant prepares the way for Yahshua to return to the church, His kingdom. But let us look further at these verses in Isaiah.
That which was spoken in Isaiah was precisely what took place in Chuck's vision. The valleys were "lifted up," and the mountains were "made low." A people will fulfill this promise, yet it will first be carried out on an earth that has not yet entered into the promise of the higher realm. The earth and all that is in it is still in the mountain and valley realm, while the ones preparing the way are already in the level plain realm, where the valleys are lifted up and the mountains and hills are brought low. This second realm is the realm of the Elijah group, the realm of the second Remnant, the ones who will have already entered into the promise, preceding the rest of the earth.
When will this Remnant enter into this plain of level ground? In highest and complete fulfillment, not until we enter into those glorified bodies that will pass over valleys and go through mountains and hills. How does one receive this kind of body? By being caught up to heaven. And how is it that we as His second Remnant gain the rights to be caught up to heaven and have those kinds of bodies? There is only one way - while on this earth at the present time, we must enter into that state now, intercessorally, by economically being on one level plain!
What right whatsoever would one have to live on this earth in the realm of the heavenly where valleys and mountains are made level, if they are not willing now to live with their brothers and sisters in a like state of economic equality? If one cannot live in equality here on earth, then they are not worthy to enter into heaven to receive a body that equally exists on a level plain.
Living one's life now in such a way so as to secure a better life for others and for oneself in the future is true intercession. This is a most important part of that which is required to prepare the way for the return of Yahshua. A people will walk together, now, in the way in which they will walk when they return with Yahshua to reign.
Paul even wrote (which has never been adopted by Christianity):
For this is not for the ease of others and for your affliction, but by way of equality - at this present time your abundance being a supply for their want, that their abundance also may become a supply for your want, that there may be equality; as it is written, "He who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little had no lack" (2 Corinthians 8:13-15).
While Christianity has never adopted this practice, Paul was addressing the very practice that was set forth by the first Remnant that preceded him, and will be fulfilled be the second Remnant. Why? Because we can never expect to walk in the realm of Isaiah 40, unless we are willing to walk in the realm of 2 Corinthians 8!
Isaiah 40, verses 6 through 8, continue:
A voice says, "Call out."
Then He answered, "What shall I call out?"
All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
The grass withers, the flower fades,
When the breath of Yahweh blows upon it;
Surely the people are grass.
The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.
This theme of the grass was picked up on by Yahshua when He addressed His disciples. It is hoped that you have learned from these writings that it is not always sufficient just to note what Yahshua has said, but often times it is even more important to know in what gospel it was recorded. Mathew speaks to the first Remnant, Mark to Christianity, Luke to the second Remnant, and John to the pure kingdom of heaven. So in what gospel(s) did Yahshua address this theme of the grass? Exclusively in first Remnant Mathew and second Remnant Luke! And not only was this Elijah message in Isaiah addressed in Luke; but, it immediately preceded Yahshua's instruction to this "little flock" to sell everything! Here we read:
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves purses which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near, nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" (Luke 12:32-34).
This stirring statement found only in second Remnant Luke, is preceded by the following message found only here in Luke and in first Remnant Matthew 6:25f (but not in Christianity Mark). This is the same Elijah message found in Isaiah 40. And this is the message that is written specifically to the Remnant. Read it as a message personally to you, if you desire to be a part of this Elijah Remnant that Yahweh is establishing. He speaks to you, His Remnant:
"Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. But if God so arrays the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you, O men of little faith! And do not seek what you shall eat, and what you shall drink, and do not keep worrying. For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. But seek for His kingdom, and these things shall be added to you" (Luke 12:27-31).
Yahweh is beginning to breath upon His grass. It is not a breath that devours us, but it is a breath that devours our flesh. What is more dear to the flesh than worldly positions, worldly possessions, worldly affections, and all its cares? These are the things to which Lot's wife looked back.
At this point, we now see that there are many reasons that Yahweh is calling His Remnant bride to sell all and hold all things in common.
As we, His glorified Remnant, stride step and step, linked arm in arm, and with one heart and mind and purpose circumscribe this earth with one message; with no Achan spirit among us, with united steps elevated above the low valleys, and with common heart passing below and through the high mountains; in one united, single chorus we will declare - "That which has been is that which is, and that which has been done is that which is being done. So, there is nothing new under the sun."
The Remnant will walk across this earth together as one, where the low will be brought higher, and the high will be made lower, because THAT is the way we walked before while here on this earth, preparing the way for Yahshua's return.
How can one walk above the valley, if he has not first brought his brother up? And how can one walk through the mountain, if he has not first joined his brother in lowliness? No, the greater shall be least, and the least great, and the two shall walk as one!
This is the work, this is the spirit, this is the product of intercession. A people who walk on this earth, in the way they yearn to walk in the heavenlies.
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