“Gary, you have a beautiful face.”
There were two particular parts of the body that I knew the prophetic testimony thereof. Feet are prophetic of kingdom rights. When Yahshua told Peter that he would have no part with Him if He did not wash his feet, though He would indeed wash his literal feet, the message of His act looked to the more important washing of his kingdom rights. That which Yahshua performed naturally, He would fulfill spiritually as well. These “feet” testimonies are evidenced in other accounts, including Yahweh telling Abraham that He would give him all the land upon which his feet trod. It is also evidenced by Moses and Joshua being instructed to remove their sandals, or in John the Baptist’s words that he was not worthy to unlatch the thong of Yahshua’s sandals, or even in Yahshua’s feet being pierced. And on and on we could go with this testimony that feet represent kingdom rights.
The other prophetic testimony I already knew was the hand, or the palm. These two speak of works. Passages like Psalms 19:1, 92:4, 102:25, 111:7, 115:4, 135:15, 138:8, 143:5, and more, identify the hand, or palm, with works. I especially like Psalm 90:17, which my oldest daughter has placed in song.
And let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us;
And do confirm for us the work of our hands;
Yes, confirm the work of our hands.
(At the close of this section, you will see why Yahweh doubles phrases like this.) And even as Yahshua’s feet were pierced, it is indeed intercessorally and prophetically significant that His hands were pierced as well. Thus we see that not only are our kingdom rights purchased by Him, but so are our works. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). And when you lift your hands to Yahweh in praise, it is far greater worship to lift your works before Him in praise. It is easy to lift one’s hands to Yahweh, but far harder to lift works to Him that praise Him. While I will lift my hands to Him, I am a hypocrite and perform vain efforts if I do not lift works of praise to Him that attest to the yielding of my entire person.
But the prophetic significance of the face was something that I had not seen before, so I waited upon Yahweh for understanding. There was one thing that I knew, however. The hands, the feet, and the head were all tied together in two unique testimonies – that of the cleansing of the leper, and the anointing procedure for entering into priesthood. In both cases, the procedure was the same – the right thumb, the right toe, and the right ear lobe were each to be anointed (Leviticus 8:22-24, 14:14, 17, 25, and 28). Then early one morning Yahweh gave me understanding. The face speaks of truth. The face of this man that is beautiful to Yahweh is the face of truth that He has given to me. Thus, my Father spoke - “Gary, you have a beautiful truth. Gary, you have a beautiful truth.”
Several passages came to my mind once He showed me this, most importantly those regarding Moses. In Exodus 33:11, we read – “Thus Yahweh used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend.” Yahweh had already dealt with me that, like Moses, I was communicating with Him “face to face.” Like Moses, I had no one in-between me and Him telling me what He said, and corrupting it, including Satan. Instead, He was showing me things directly from Him – “face to face.” This is why He would tell me I had a beautiful face, because it was His truth that He was seeing in me, and it was beautiful to Him!
I will not digress much here, but it is worth noting that Moses was not the only one who encountered God “face to face.” We read in Genesis 32:22-32 that Jacob equally saw Him “face to face,” and in fact wrestled with Him. After doing so and having prevailed, Jacob named the place Peniel, which means “the face of God,” for he said – “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved.” Equally relevant, Peniel was located at “the ford of the Jabbok” (Genesis 32:22), which means “poured out” or “coming to the end of yourself.” One cannot know how much this man has had to “wrestle with God” and prevail in this work, even to be poured out. It has been an incredibly difficult and costly period since 1994 when Yahweh first showed me these truths, or even since 1982 when I began the work with the poor, or even since 1971 when I gave my life to Yahshua. One thing for sure, Yahweh’s blessing for seeing His face, His truths, comes from not letting go, enduring to the end, no matter the cost!
Now more important than ever to me, the first vision I ever had back in 1971 involved an experience much like Jacob wresting with God. In it I had to prevail by intently focusing my sight on Yahshua in order to see His face. This is in truth that which I have had to do since 1994, and undoubtedly even before. I have had to force myself to not look at the peril about me, but instead to look intently into His face, to see His truth. This search for truth has been my quest for many years, and I now see that in searching for truth, all the time I have in fact been seeking to see His face. As I have often written myself into truth, I have indeed written myself into seeing His face. These are the writings you are reading now – His truth, His face.
And let us see something here that is most important - if we truly want to see Yahshua for real face to face, we must first see Him in intercessoral type “face to face” in truth. This is why Yahshua is now giving us His truth. If we see Him “face to face,” this opens the way and affords us the legal right to see Him face to face in physical reality. A face to face experience with Yahshua, must be preceded by a “face to face” understanding of Him. By Him giving us His truth, and our obedience to that truth, we will see Him in fulfilled reality.
Yahweh told me through my father, “Gary, you have a beautiful face,” and if you too will look into this truth and believe and obey, you will see Him and be like Him. And if you want to be like Him in the heavenlies, then you must first choose to be like Him here. He left everything, and called His disciples to do likewise. If you are sincere about being like Him in heaven, in His glorified state, then you must first be willing to be like Him in His humble state when He walked upon this earth. As we see here concerning truth, you cannot experience the latter without first experiencing the former. The latter demands and operates off the former. Thus we see the absolute necessity of finding truth, and obeying it!
There were two in the Bible who were “beautiful in face” – the two Remnant Bride representatives, Rachel and Esther (Genesis 29:17 and Esther 2:7). Indeed it is the Bride who is beautiful in face, for her beauty is the truth that goes far beyond any natural beauty, and is the beauty that Yahshua longs to see. The Bride is the Rachel, the much desired one. The Bride is the Esther, the favored and chosen one. Truth is an incomparable beauty to Yahweh, something man has not had for 6,000 years. Is it any wonder then that the Scriptures tell of Yahshua’s anxious longing and desire for His Bride? The entire book of Song of Solomon is an expression of the intimate relationship of Yahshua and His Bride. Here, from Song of Solomon 4:7-10, we read of Yahshua’s desire for His Bride:
You are altogether beautiful, my darling,
And there is no blemish in you.
Come with me from Lebanon, my bride,
May you come with me from Lebanon (Christianity).
Journey down from the summit of Amana (holding all things in common),
From the summit of Senir and Hermon (comparable to Mount Rainier),
From the dens of lions,
From the mountains of leopards.
You have made my heart beat faster, my sister, my bride;
You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes,
With a single strand of your necklace.
How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride!
How much better is your love than wine,
And the fragrance of your oils
Than all kinds of spices!
But while the second Remnant is graced to see Him face to face, before now He has not been willing to reveal His face. We find, particularly in the Psalms, that Yahweh hides His truth, His face (Psalm 13:1, 22:24, 27:9, 30:7, 44:24, 69:17, and more). This is equally evidenced in Exodus 33:21-23 where we see Yahweh hiding the period of Christianity in the cleft/breach of the rock and covering them with His hand so they could not see Him pass by. He has not let Christianity know what He has been doing, so He placed His hand over them and has not let them see. Thus we see in equal regard that He hides His face, His truth.
This is the same message wherein the tree of life was guarded by an angel with a sword (Genesis 3:24). The Hebrew word used here for “sword” also has the meaning of “drought,” so we see that the tree of life has been guarded by a drought on Yahweh’s word, His truth. Once again we find the testimony that Yahweh has hidden His truth, this time by a drought. Why would He do this? For many reasons, but primarily insomuch that the truth of His word opens the way to the tree of life, the blessing of Jacob, the power to defeat Satan and ascend alive, and it was not yet time for this way to be opened. (There are many other like testimonies, such as Samson’s eyes being gouged out, or Zacharias being made dumb until John the Baptist was born and circumcised.)
For 2,000 years the church has read the word as an unanswerable riddle. In fact, they have not even discerned it is a riddle, much less discerned the answer to it. In 1 Corinthians 13:12, we read – “For now we see by means of a mirror riddle, but then face to face.” If you read the writings here, you will quickly see that Yahweh propounds many riddles, and with each one there is truth that is hidden and has never before been seen. And it is because of these incredible riddles that we are beginning to see Yahweh “face to face,” beginning to see truth from Yahweh. And now, you will see one more of these truth-filled riddles.
The great significance of this statement that my father said to me, is equally in the fact that this was said to me twice, which in itself was exceptionally unusual. Why did Yahweh do this? Because we find that when Yahweh wants to assess something as clean or pure or relative to the pure kingdom of God, like the split hoof or two witnesses, He doubles or duplicates it. An excellent and highly appropriate testimony of this in a riddle is how the Spirit of Yahweh testifies to it with the word “verily,” or “truly.” This is the Greek and Hebrew word “amen,” which signifies something as being certain, sure, valid, truthful, and faithful. We find in Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Yahshua began several of His statements with this word in the single usage - “Truly, I say ….” This is not the case in pure Kingdom John. Here we find it consistently used, not once but, in every case twice - “Truly, truly, I say .…” Thus, He doubles the word “truly.”
We see then that by Yahweh saying twice, “Gary, you have a beautiful face,” or truth, He was in fact performing precisely that which He performed in pure kingdom John – He was saying “Truly, truly,” accessing it and assigning it with the pure kingdom of God.
And per this matter of doubling so as to identify it with the pure kingdom, might we further point out here a reason why Yahweh must give the second Remnant a two-part or double portion of His Spirit – in order to make us clean as well. Kingdom man today is sorely lacking in any preparedness, either morally or legally, to inherit righteousness. In the next section we will look at what is necessary for legal preparedness. But for now, let us consider moral preparedness.
Moral set-apartness is tremendously lacking in the church, as worldly attractions and pleasures find their ways into the lives of kingdom men and women like iron filings are drawn to a magnet, ultimately changing the appearance of the magnet to look like that which it has drawn to itself. But herein is hope. If a single portion of Yahweh’s Spirit has been able to produce a “form” of godliness, how much more will a double portion provide?
Yahshua said regarding the Spirit, “And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment” (pure kingdom John 16:8). Oh how we need a double portion of His Spirit today, to wash and cleanse us and make us clean, preparing us to enter into His pure John kingdom!
Since 94’ I have always been impressed with a passage in 1 Kings 22 that speaks to this. Briefly, the death of King Ahab in this account is prophetic of the death of Christianity, and what we find here is most interesting. Ahab was killed in battle and they brought his body back to Samaria in his chariot. Verse 38 tells us they washed his blood out “by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood.” Here we see one of the reasons for the death of the body of Christ. As addressed in Seedtime and harvest, …, the body of Christ must die as a savior for the world; thus we see the blood/life of Ahab being licked up by the dogs, which are prophetic of the world. (This testimony is further addressed in the death of Ahab’s wife, Jezebel, whose body was eaten by the dogs, with exception to her head, her palms, and her feet [2 Kings 9:30-37], once again the three items of particular notation here in this writing. If you do not think this unusual account is prophetic, then you are truly missing out on an entire vital element of Yahweh’s word.)
We note all of this in order to give attention to the next highly unusual (if this is not already), entirely parenthetical statement. Stating the entire passage here so that you can see the uniqueness of this, we read – “And they washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood (now the harlots bathed themselves), according to the word of Yahweh which He spoke.” One asks the obvious question – What do harlots bathing have to do with Ahab’s blood being washed out? Certainly in the natural there is absolutely no reason for this parenthetical statement here. As was stated several times in the writing, The Passing Over Principle, Yahweh is more concerned about the prophetic message than He is in giving historical accounting. While this matter of the harlots bathing has absolutely nothing to do with the flow of the historical account regarding Ahab, when one sees that his death is prophetic of the death of Christianity, it has a very important prophetic message.
Who are the harlots who bathe themselves when the body of Christ dies? They are the Remnant Bride who come out of the sleeping body of Christ, mystery Babylon, “THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” (Revelation 17:5).
Without question, those who are to be the Remnant Bride have become harlots with the world, just like the rest of mystery Babylon Christianity. But, there is great hope and even expectation here, that a double portion of Yahweh’s Spirit will in fact perform His work of convicting the Remnant Bride “concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment” in a way that is sorely needed. This is something the Spirit has often performed in revivals of past times. I sincerely hope and trust that the double portion latter rain for the Remnant Bride will cause a set-apartness in every area of our lives, washing the harlots and preparing us for the pure kingdom of heaven. I wholly trust that what we listen to, what we watch, what we do, what we say, what we wear, how we groom ourselves, and how we adorn our body, will be dramatically affected by a pure kingdom double potion of the set apart Spirit. (I use here this description of the Spirit in order to convey His true purpose – to set us apart.)
There has been and is today a yearning for righteous behavior in a few people in the church, and I admire them for this. I pray and trust that the doubling of the set apart Spirit in the Remnant Bride will accomplish this and much more, that the very testimony we see in 1 Kings 22:38 will be fulfilled – that with the completion of the work of the body of Christ and its death, the harlots will bathe themselves. Likewise, even as Elijah’s offering on Carmel was licked up by fire, I pray and hope that the fire of Yahweh’s Spirit will come upon us and cause us in every regard to be purified from the things and ways of this world and prepare us in every regard to be His Bride, both pure and chaste. Bring your much needed cleansing work, oh Yahshua, in your Bride! Give us the water and fire we desperately need in order to wash ourselves of our harlotrous ways.
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