The following e-mail was sent out on December 6, 2002. This is the only writing in this list that is an e-mail; but since the two witnesses of Revelation 11 are so tied to Christmas, this message sent out at Christmas has been left even as it was published. We trust you will greatly benefit from it.

 

Christmas and the Two Witnesses

 

Dear Remnant Bride Inquirer,

What you are about to learn is MOST timely and will provide information concerning Revelation 11 and the two witnesses that is critical for this day. You will see Revelation 11 like you have never seen it before, and will marvel at its thoroughly and soundly established truth.

It is most relevant during this time of the establishment of the second Remnant and holding all things in common, to say something regarding Christmas; and as you will see, this relates directly to Revelation 11. Christmas is undoubtedly the best example of what has been said in the writing, The Love of Money. If you want to know the ways of the god of this world, Satan, just look around you at Christianity's great celebration, Christmas. Even as Christianity is the afflicted body of Christ with the cares of this world (the wreath of thorns) on its head, the ram with its head caught in the thicket of these same cares, or Jonah in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights with weeds binding his head, so we find in Christianity's Christmas clear evidence of how incredibly and undeniably they are bound with the cares of this world that blind them, and thus they completely alter the truth of Yahshua. Christmas is by far "exhibit A" in the case against Christianity's ongoing affair with riches.

But there is far far more to this than what meets even the discriminating eye. In Revelation 11, we read the parable (for indeed this is what Revelation is, as Yahshua never ceased speaking in parables but continued to do so in the book of Revelation immediately after His ascension) of the two witnesses who were slain by the beast in "the great city," and whose bodies laid there for "three days and a half." Who were these two witnesses and what is "the great city"? Clearly, the two witnesses here are the two Remnant. Even as we see in Zechariah 4 the remarkably clear like testimony that the two Remnant are the two olive trees, here once again we find that the two witnesses are identified as the "two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth." (We likewise see here the Remnant as two lampstands, the lampstands which would be taken away from Christianity as warned in Revelation 2:5.)

It says that the bodies of these two witnesses laid in the street of "the great city." Christianity's false end time wrath, mark of the beast teachings would tell you that this city is Jerusalem; but being led by Satan to teach these things, they fail to note that "the great city" is in fact them, Christianity, even mystery Babylon! Revelation 17:18 specifically tells us who or what "the great city" is - "the woman whom you saw (Babylon the great, the mother of harlots) is the great city, which has a kingdom of the earth." How much straighter answer does one need? "The great city" is mystery Babylon. Furthermore, Revelation 16:19 tells us that "the great city was split into three parts." I have shared over and over that Christianity is a 3,000 year or three-part work. It is the "three pecks of meal" that were "all leavened" by the same woman - the great harlot, mystery Babylon (Matthew 13:33). This "great city" is undeniably "Babylon the great" that falls in one hour, and is nothing less than Christianity itself.

How long do the bodies of these two olive tree witnesses lay in the streets of Christianity without life in them? For "three days and a half." And how long was Yahshua's ministry on this earth? Three and a half years. And who is Christianity but the body of Christ on this earth, even "the great city, which has a kingdom of the earth"? Thus, these two are in fact one, insomuch that they are Christ and His afflicted body, both identified by the period of three and a half. We clearly see then that the Remnant will be dead and silent in the church until the ministry period of the body of Christ is complete on this earth. Legally, this would actually be 3,000 years; but those days must be cut short lest no one be saved, and "the breath of life from God" must reenter into the second Remnant witnesses and they do precisely what this parable reveals: they must stand on their feet, their kingdom rights that are given to them through the first Remnant, and as the second bird of Leviticus 14, be summoned - "Come up here," and ascend alive into heaven. As a result, mark-of-the-beast-7-afflicted Christianity will be destroyed, even as we read that 7,000 people were killed in an earthquake when the two witnesses ascended!

Furthermore, as another testimony of this seamless inner garment of truth, we see that the two witnesses have "power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every plague, as often as they desire." Where before have we seen this in the Scriptures? Obviously with Moses and Egypt. In The Signs That Cause Belief, which is one of the most incredible and revealing writings on this site, we find the amazing testimony of the two attesting signs of Christianity and the two-part Remnant. Turning the water into blood was actually the first plague initiated by Moses before Pharaoh when the two-part Remnant second sign that causes belief was not provided - placing the hand in the bosom and taking it out leprous, then repeating this and it being clean. The water that is turned into blood as seen here per the two witnesses thus testifies that the two-part Remnant sign was not given, which then leads Christianity into the period of the plagues equally spoken of here - "to smite the earth with every plague, as often as they desire."

Verse eight even identifies "the great city" of Christianity as mystically being Egypt. (It is also mystically "where also the Lord was crucified," once again clearly pointing to this being the period of the crucified body of Christ.) The fact is, Moses taking the sons of Israel out of Egypt is a type and picture of the second Remnant coming out of Christianity. When the first Remnant died and the complete two-part second sign did not take place, the water was turned into blood and all the other ensuing plagues began to be carried out in mystical Egypt Christianity. Yahweh must now complete the vital final plague by performing an unleavened Passover work that preserves the first-born second Remnant alive and delivers them out of mystical Egypt, "the great city."

Thus in summary, we find here the testimony that the first Remnant die, the beast/Satan kills them, and their witness remains silent and even breathless in Christianity for the duration of its ministry period. But also, the afflicting plagues begin in the church, and the first Remnant, who equally have the stated power to "shut up the sky, in order that rain may not fall," have ever since kept the latter rain from falling on the earth. (This is equally the drought of the Spirit "sword" that the angel has borne in order to keep kingdom men from the tree of life.) But gratefully, in the end breath returns to the now second Remnant, and as the Elijah work we will be called to "Come up here" and ascend alive. This is the breath/life that is being breathed into the second Remnant right now, causing it to come alive. Thus in these subject two witnesses, along with the beast and the people of "the great city," we see the testimony of the two-part Remnant and Christianity.

Now that you see, beyond any doubt, the multiple substantiatable evidences as to the truth of this riddle/parable, as we approach this Christmas season, let us look further at this most telling testimony for even added corroborative evidence and truth. While during the prophetic three and a half ministry period of the body of Christ when the message of the two witnesses remains dead and silent, what is Christianity's response to its death? Verse ten tells us - "And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry; and they will send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth." Let us extract a portion of this verse and restate it - they will "make merry; and they will send gifts to one another." This next point is so incredibly obvious, it really goes beyond the need of even being said.

We already know that "the great city" is Christianity, so what is the specific celebration in which Christians revel and "make merry" and "send gifts to one another"? In the entire history of the church, there is only one celebration that clearly fulfills this - "Merry Christmas!" and the exchanging of gifts!

I will not even begin to go into all the corruption, lies, deceit, error, and heathen worship in Christmas, but without any doubt, Christmas celebrates the death of the two witnesses of Revelation 11. What else in history is more graphic in fulfilling this celebration? When else do men "make merry" and "send gifts to one another"? Christmas celebrates the death of the two Remnant, the tree of life that "yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither" (Psalm 1:3). Christmas celebrates the death of the two Remnant, the tree of life that is planted by the river of living water that comes from the throne and its leaves are for the healing of the nations (Revelation 22:2). So in celebration of their death, what do Christians do while they "make merry" and "send gifts to one another"? They perform all of this around the dead tree of life, the evergreen that does not lose its leaves. This is the prophetic tree of life that they have cut off the life thereof and placed upon it their earthly gaudy glory and glittering lights, mocking the glory that the Remnant will receive from above as testified on the mount of transfiguration, and covering its feet instead with a full assortment of the cares of this world. This is the tree of life that in the end they strip it of its fake glory and likewise let it "lie in the street" lifeless for all to publicly behold.

Thus, the Christmas tree is Satan's bold affront to the two Remnant. And this is the GREAT ignorance and corruption of the kingdom that is afflicted upon man by Satan and Christianity; and consistent with both of them, they call evil good and good evil. Do not celebrate with them the death of the two Remnant and see what others, particularly Christians, think about you. But what else should one expect from Satan and Christianity? They are both haters of good and truth; and just as good Abel was slain by evil Cain, in the end the good that they might do is slain by all their abounding evil.

Now, no compromise! You could abstain from Christmas for whatever reason you may, but hear this word of caution - as long as you remain in worldly deceived thorn-afflicted Christianity, you remain a part of the problem. Christianity is corrupt to the core, and no matter what you individually may do in it, you can never and will never change it. As good as you might try to be, eventually evil Cain will kill you, for you are two brothers of one and the same family. This is the problem inherent in this good and evil tree of the kingdom of God - the evil kills the good.

While you are now faced with the challenge of holding all things in common in the Remnant, there is no greater testimony to the corruption and even violence of Christianity than here at their high and holy holiday of Christmas. What greater contrast is there than that set forth at Christmas when Christians are gorging themselves on the cares of this world, mixing the kingdom of God with the cares of this world in one great crescendo that thoroughly corrupts the kingdom, while alternately the second Remnant are seeking to divest ourselves of our wealth, to become poor, to become His disciple by obeying Him and giving up all our possessions and hold all things in common? EVIDENCE SPEAKS!

While Revelation 11 is fulfilled every year in December, it is with great hope that we approach this year's Christmas, that it might very well be the last Christmas ever. (So if you are going to celebrate this one, let it be your best ever.) The fifty-five year test of Carmel will be over come Tabernacles, 2003, well before Christmas has a chance to gear up, and the Remnant, who will reign with Yahshua, will not be too interested in continuing this celebration of their death and silence.

Since we await and now prepare the way for the return of Yahshua, let us consider the pattern and example He has laid out for us, one that we are commanded to follow in order to be like Him and to share in His glory. We will read from 2 Corinthians 8:9.

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

Most people want to take this scripture and either (1), consistent with the spirit of Christmas, use it to "name it and claim it" and gain worldly wealth, or (2) dismiss themselves from having to go through anything Yahshua went through, since He "paid it all" and we do not have to pay anything. But while this will do for the greedy, worldly, and naive, this attitude will not do for the disciple of Yahshua. If we are going to share His glory, we must also share and identify with His sacrifice. Following are two such attesting passages from Peter.

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you (the fire Yahshua is kindling today in the Remnant), which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing; so that also at the revelation of His glory, you may rejoice with exaltation (or glorification, 1 Peter 4:12-13).

And only as first Remnant Peter could declare, who was told three times by Yahshua to shepherd the flock, he then repeats regarding receiving His glory:

Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow-elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God among you, not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; not yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock (1 Peter 5:1-3).

This is truly a message to the second Remnant from our example, Peter, and holds truth for all who will lead this Bride work - to lead by example. And what greater example is there now than for us to follow both the example and clear and specific teachings of Yahshua, and give up all of one's possessions? If Yahshua forsook His riches and became poor so that we could become rich, how much more would He ask us to do likewise? I longingly and earnestly want to be like Yahshua in all ways; and if I am not willing to be like Him and equally forsake all my riches and become poor, then likewise I do not have any right to expect to share in His glory! If I as a mere man am going to have the hope of entering into heaven alive, then in the same way that Yahshua exited heaven in order to get to earth, I must exit this earth in order to get to heaven - by giving up everything and becoming poor! A servant is not greater than his Master, is he?

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

Like our Master, we too must become poor, so that through our poverty others might likewise become rich. In order for salvation to be extended throughout all mankind, there must be the expression of Yahshua's own self and works in and through man. And if we are to share in His glory, then we must become like Him in His sacrifice. Even as we read in the second requirement for being His disciple, we too must take up our own cross and follow Him, thus causing us to obey as well His third requirement to give up all of our possessions (Luke 14:27 and 33).

But if you do not believe this, and even teach against it, that's OK too. There must be a convincing alternate voice out there to insure that only the Bride enters through this narrow door. If everyone believed, then the door would no longer be narrow; therefore, it is incumbent that the vast multitude will not believe this, their unbelief actually being for our good. In fact, the unbelief of the mass of Christians is an excellent indicator that this is true. One should get very concerned when something becomes broadly accepted in this world, especially pertaining to the kingdom of heaven.

Closing now on the subject of this e-mail, we note that Christmas is specifically Christianity's holiday, and it is a huge crescendous hype that is broadly participated in up and down the gamut of the church, indicting the entire whole. It is a holiday that no finger can point to and say that it's Hindu or Moslem or any other religion. The responsibility for Christmas falls clearly on Christianity. And in telling evidence of the thorn-afflicted state of harlotrous Christianity, their holiday provides the largest marketing drive of the entire year, literally making or breaking many businesses. And even as it is written in Revelation 18:10-11, so it will be true that when Christianity and its economy-boosting Christmas are gone, the merchants will cry - "'Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.' And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more." Can you imagine what it would be like economically without the financial influx or incentive of Christmas? The merchants will literally have just cause to lament and mourn when the great harlot Christianity and her Christmas holiday (holyday) are gone.

Christians have little idea of the evil in which they participate, doing it in large measure in ignorance. But, they know enough to not be totally guiltless, for there is always a remnant of truth placed there to convict them; but they do not listen, preferring the cares of this world over the things of Yahweh.

But, now you have the whole truth, and truth demands responsibility. As it is written by Peter - "For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment delivered to them" (2 Peter 2:21). Why is Yahweh now presenting the truth? Because it is time to hold the church accountable for all these things and more. The handwriting is on the wall for mystery Babylon, and the Remnant Daniel is simply revealing the truth of the mysteries that have thus far been concealed. Christianity and its Christmas are weighed in the balance, and have woefully come up short!

What will you now do? It is your choice - to remain in corrupt mystery Babylon Christianity, or come out and be a part of Yahshua's second Remnant, giving up everything to be His disciple. The voice from heaven cries out - "Come out of her, my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities" (Revelation 18:4-5).

I hope to hear from you,

Gary

mailto:gary@remnantbride.com