Our Hope for Fall,
2012, and Beyond
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Let us close by examining some revealing and confirming miscellaneous items regarding these testimonies. We will begin with the names of these two ladies.
Throughout the Bible, names of people prophesy—sometimes most significantly, and sometimes seemingly not at all. We have already noted that Olivia means “olive tree.” Of course the olive tree speaks of the two Remnant—the two olive tress in Zechariah 4 who are the two sons of fresh oil. So, it is indeed encouraging that the name of this chosen witness regarding 2012 attests to the olive tree Remnant.
When defending that an angel might come to a woman today as we see with Cynthia, we noted that an angel did indeed come to a woman at a most important time, and that was of course to Mary, who was of course a virgin. So, was Cynthia a virgin? Of course not. She was married. But even so, Yahweh can still prophesy of this through her name, and that is exactly what we find.
We find that “Cynthia” has the meaning of, “from Mount Kynthos.” Kynthia was one of the names of Artemis, or to the Roman’s, Diana. Artemis was a virgin goddess of virtue. Queen Elizabeth I (of course the name of the mother of the Elijah type), was known as The Virgin Queen. In acknowledgment of her virginity, the poets often called her Cynthia. So, Cynthia attests to virginity and virtue. Thus, while an angel went to a virgin, Mary, regarding the birth of Yahshua, we see evidenced that an angel went to a woman whose name speaks of a virgin, Cynthia, regarding the “birthing” of the Elijah.
We just noted that Queen Elizabeth I was called Cynthia. Interestingly, the man who took Cynthia to Rachel’s Tomb to pray for, and with the note to call forth, the Benjamin Elijah, was Issah. So, what does Issah mean? It comes from the name Isa, . . . which is a form of Isabella, . . . which is the name Elizabeth, the mother of the Elijah type, John the Baptist. So here again Cynthia has an identification with Elizabeth, in that the man who accompanied her to the tomb and in whose home she stayed in Bethlehem, in truth bore that very name! And let us recall the unusual statement Issah’s wife said to Cynthia when she called. His wife said, “We have been waiting for you to come. Issah, my husband, will be so happy you are finally going to come!” And of course Issah’s wife was none other than . . . Diane, the virgin goddess of virtue!
But, the most significant like testimony is one still to be addressed. In all these years, Cynthia spoke of these things to only one person, and she was the one who stood with her in all of this at that time: her best friend, Elizabeth! It is MOST fitting and attesting that the one who shared in the intimacies of those events regarding bringing forth the Elijah, bore the very name of the one who brought forth the Elijah type. “Elizabeth” means “God of the covenant,” speaking to the covenant with the many. This is the covenant in Daniel 9:24-27 which sets forth the covenant Yahweh made with man—delineating Yahshua’s three-and-a-half-year ministry period, as well as the first Remnant’s one-and-a-half-year ministry period, and of course the culminating second Remnant’s two-year ministry period which we see here for 2012 to 2014. Read The Great Tribulation, page one and page two, to understand this most essential covenant. However, at the time of that writing we assumed a three-year ministry period for the second Remnant, but came to realize that the period would indeed be for two years. This is addressed in the blog entry, “Five and Two.”
Therefore, we find an attesting Elizabeth in the only one who knew of these events at the time and stood with Cynthia. And, when Cynthia went to perform this intercession she stayed with and was accompanied by a male “Elizabeth.” There were indeed two witnesses that her work was to bring forth the Elijah.
And truly, the one thing that blesses me most in all of this is that, other than her best friend, Elizabeth, Cynthia did not share any of it with anyone either at that time or throughout the next nineteen years. Like Mary, she “treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart” (Luke 2:19), regarding them to be holy and sacred. Given today’s lawless hyper-spiritual Charismatic/Pentecostal movements that often boast beyond their measure in supposed spiritual experiences, it is MOST refreshing and quite appropriate and genuine to find a woman who humbly and quietly followed what Yahweh was leading her to do, who followed in the intimacy of a true and living relationship with her beloved, Yahshua. Refreshing, . . . most intimate and refreshing.
Furthermore concerning her silence, it very much reminds us of Zacharias, who also upon hearing from an angel regarding the birth of the foreshadowing Elijah, was equally silent until the time of his birth (Luke 1:20 and 64). There is indeed hope that this work will now be birthed, and we pray for the breaking of the attesting water from heaven.
There is much more that could be examined in Cynthia’s dream and the Rachel’s Tomb intercession, but we will not go into all of it. Let us very briefly mention just a few important things. In a comparison of the two experiences, both had the narrow opening. Of course one automatically thinks of Matthew 7:14, the narrow gate and the way that is afflicted that leads to life which Yahshua spoke of. Even as evidenced by the others in the dream who could not pass through the opening, so it says and is the case that few find it. And Yahshua was pleased that Cynthia recognized that the room with the sand in it evidenced being the house built on the sand. Christianity has indeed followed in this way. Regarding the old cradle, Cynthia could well be right that it represents the loss of the first Remnant. Yahshua longs for them to be with Him.
Of course one specific thing that unmistakably ties both of these together is that both took place in Bethlehem. Bethlehem obviously testifies to Yahshua’s coming, even as Immanuel—the Prince of Peace. And, this is the very thing that is the outcome of the Elijah. The Bride births Immanuel.
“Bethlehem” means “house of bread.” Thus, it is obviously quite significant that Yahshua did indeed serve bread to Cynthia. And, it is most telling that this bread stood out as being different from everything that was around her. She noted:
He took out some bread, and it was hot, fresh, and delicious. “Eat of this bread, daughter, as it is the bread which is fitting for you.” The fresh bread did not match the ancient surroundings, but I ate of it, and it was newly baked and so delicious. The fact that He had given it to me made it all the more tasty.
Regarding this bread that was delicious and did not match the ancient surroundings, such is Bride truth that has been given to us—the bread that is fitting for us. It is delicious and does not match the ancient surroundings of Christianity. It is fresh bread in every regard! In fact, it is the marriage supper of the Lamb that prepares us for the wedding. And indeed, Yahshua having given it to us makes it all the more tasty.
In like consideration, the angel told Cynthia regarding the five garments that “Benjamin” possesses and must lay before the Father: “The garments represent the garments of truth, the only truth that will reveal what has to happen to prepare the way for Yahshua’s return.” Quite frankly, there can be no statement more relevant to the Bride than this (along with the call to righteousness, purifying ourselves). Bride truth is indeed the only truth that reveals what must take place to prepare the way for the coming of Immanuel. It is laying down the palm branches that come from the head of the palm tree. It is laying down the garments spoken of by the angel. This is the truth Yahweh has given to the Elijah and the Bride. It is indeed bread that does not match the ancient surroundings. It is the new wineskins, and not the 2,000 year old wineskins of Christianity.
So what are the three pieces of silver? Throughout the Bible, silver attests to the Bride. In Malachi 3:2-3 we read concerning the Elijah:
But who can endure the day of his coming? And who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap. He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to Yahweh offerings in righteousness.
While silver is the Remnant, gold is the kingdom of heaven afforded through Yahshua. The angel told Cynthia, “Benjamin has the three pieces of silver, and they are the three-part works.” Why three? In the account in Genesis 45:22, Joseph gave Benjamin “three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.” Prophetically, three and three hundred speak of the same thing, the latter speaking of a higher fulfillment. Possibly the three speak of the Millennial Reign, the third part of the kingdom when the silver indeed rules and reigns with Immanuel. Or it could even speak of the redeemed church in the Millennial Reign. But one thing is MOST evident: the angel that spoke to Cynthia on September 25, 1993, spoke truth to her that was clearly from that which is already written in the Scriptures.
And further confirming this same truth that is clearly from the Scriptures, it is very significant and most fitting regarding Bride truth that would come, that the angel specifically instructed Cynthia: “When you go on your journey, do not bring anything but the dress you wear, and cover your head at all times. This will please the Lord, and thus He will take care of you.” The woman’s modest dress—a long dress and not pants—as well as covering her head, are two truths integral to Bride teachings. Not only did Cynthia pray for the Elijah to come forth, but the angel required that she dressed in such manner as that which would be consistent with the Elijah. This was not something she otherwise practiced at the time, but today rejoices in these truths. It is then equally most fitting and confirming that this very practice required by the angel, the Scriptures obligate the woman to have upon her head “because of the angels” (1 Corinthians 11:10). Ladies, how much more proof is needed that you are obligated to cover your head when you pray, and as well to cover yourself in a modest long dress? And as the angel declared, “This will please the Lord”!
As you can see, there is MUCH hope in both of these timely testimonies. And, because of the timing of these two witnesses and the relevance of both testimonies to Bride truth and our own experiences and expectations, we can only be encouraged. BUT, they are still to be proven. Will Yahweh fulfill these things and all the things we have seen over the last eighteen years of the Bride? We can only wait and see. As time unfolds in these remaining months, weeks, and days, we will look to Yahweh as we always have and listen for His voice and watch for His works. One thing for certain: this is His work, and it is in His hands. What we are looking for and awaiting, no man can provide. That which we have to have is far beyond man. In order to obtain it, it MUST come down from above. So, we watch and wait with our hope firmly fixed upon Him who is from above. In all of these marvelous testimonies we have seen here, it appears that the time for the fulfillment of all we have seen and been shown is at hand—2012 though 2014! When He speaks, we will obey. And for now, as with always, we diligently look to Yahweh for His provision—that which is from above.
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