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Finding truth leads to the discovery of more truth, and such is the case here as well. In Genesis 15 we read the account of Yahweh performing a covenant with Abraham (then Abram). Here we find the application of three threes once again, totaling nine. Yahweh instructed Abraham to bring Him “a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtle dove, and a young pigeon.” The heifer, the female goat, and the ram were each cut in half and he “laid each half opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds.” If we had complete sight, we would understand why prophetically and intercessorally Yahweh ordered each of those items. But let us at least glean some truth here.
First, this account has a very personal meaning to this man. Yahweh told me in two separate installments/occasions that I was a Rizpah, that I was to sit on a rock with sackcloth, that I was to wait from barley harvest until Yahweh poured out water from heaven on me, and that I was to guard the covenant parts by believing (2 Samuel 21). To understand the last part of this, He showed me that what Rizpah did in keeping the birds of prey and the beasts of the field away from the bodies of her two sons, was identical to what Abraham did when he likewise guarded the covenant parts from the birds of prey, as we read of here in Genesis 15. It is guarding the covenant parts until the time in which Yahweh will come and pass between them, making covenant with us.
The way to understand that which was taking place in both of these cases, particularly evidenced in the events pertaining to Abraham, is to explain them from a sexual standpoint. Why sexually? Because the act of a sexual relationship is HIGHLY prophetic, and this is precisely that which was taking place here.
Physically, what takes place in the act of intercourse? The male passes between the split parts of the female and places his seed in her, causing her to bring forth offspring. This is precisely that which Yahweh did here in Genesis 15. Abraham laid out the feminine split parts and waited for the Husband, the presence of blood here evidencing that this was a virgin. Abraham then went to sleep (even as the body of Christ is put to sleep) and Yahweh told him what would happen to his “seed,” his descendants, his offspring (vss. 12-16). Yahweh then performed intercourse with or on behalf of Abraham by passing between the split parts. A “smoking oven and a flaming torch” passed between the pieces and Yahweh made a covenant with Abram. Yahweh gave His seed to Abraham, insuring that the offspring that were promised to him would indeed come to pass. This would be His work. Thus the covenant Yahweh performed with Abram, was the placement of His seed, His certain regenerative life, into the future of Abraham, guaranteeing his fruitfulness.
This was likewise evidenced in a most encouraging testimony in Rizpah. Though we do not see the covenant process as we do with Abraham, the testimony is there. Yahweh had already told me that the actions of both of these individuals were the same – they were each guarding the covenant parts. The two covenant parts Rizpah was guarding were the bodies of her two sons (the name of one being Mephibosheth, the name of the man whom I became when I left the ranch with nothing). But most striking and relevant to Yahweh’s purpose was the outcome of her efforts – (1) she sat on the rock from barley harvest until water poured out from heaven on her, and (2) King David saw her and as a result personally went and retrieved the bones of Saul and Jonathan from Jabesh-gilead (meaning, “dry rock”), and buried them in Zela (meaning, “rib”)!
It is obvious and most encouraging what is being said in both of these testimonies. Barley always speaks of the Remnant and Passover, and I have sat on a rock since 1994, waiting for the latter rain from heaven to be poured out from heaven on me. Likewise, Yahweh’s promise here is that He will take the promises/bones of Saul Christianity and place them in the rib, the Remnant Bride. Bones, like seed, speak of life, insomuch that the bones are the source of the life of the body - the blood. They also speak of government, and both the rights to life and government are given to the rib Bride. So we see as an outcome essentially the same thing that took place when Abraham guarded the covenant parts.
Now that we have seen the significance of these two accounts for today for the Remnant Bride, let us note again that the covenant parts were each to be three years old. How old is the second Remnant at this time? In Passover, 2003, it too will be three years old. What can we hope for? Having guarded the covenant parts, it is now hoped and anticipated that Yahweh will come and give us His “shemen,” His oil, His life, His seed, and thus insure that we will have that which He has set forth in His word – the fulfillment of the second Remnant son of fresh oil.
We notice here that one of the covenant parts was a heifer. While both Jews and Christians get excited about finding a red heifer, or the ashes thereof, by so doing they only demonstrate why they will fail in the test of Carmel – they continue to look for the fulfillment of Yahweh’s word in the realm of the natural. Let us see an example of this.
The test of Carmel has three players – Christianity, the nation called “Israel," and the second Remnant. In Amos 9:11-12, we read:
“In that day I will raise up the fallen booth
And wall up its breaches;
I will also raise up its ruins,
And rebuild it as in the days of old;
That they may possess the remnant of Edom
And all the nations who are called by My name,”
Declares Yahweh who does this.
So what do Zionist Jews and deceived Christians do with this passage? They look for its fulfillment in the natural. Christians take the absolutely false hope that those Edomite Jews in a nation falsely called by the name Israel, are the fulfilled promise of Yahweh and will even bring forth the Son of God. They will be proven wrong, for Yahweh has honored His word and has brought them back on the scene for the test of Carmel to give them the chance to bring forth the “remnant of Edom,” to raise up the “fallen booth of David.” And in this, they have failed, for they are only a weak and natural work that has been nothing but trouble and heartache for the world ever since they were formed – Jeremiah 26:4-6. While the Jews are in fact natural Edomites, insomuch they incorporated all of Edom into Judaism in the 100’s BC, they will never bring forth the spiritual fulfillment required here.
Equally, Christianity has failed to be the “remnant of Edom,” for in fact they are spiritual Edom, the sons of Esau who had the birthright but have sold it for a bowl of “red stuff” - the flesh. And, they will NEVER raise the fallen booth of David of holding all things in common, because they are of this world, and the thorns thereof have choked out the word. No, both of these are failures, and the only hope for the fulfillment of this passage is the second Remnant.
Concerning this matter of the red heifer, once again both Jews and Christians continue to look at the natural. There will never be any fulfillment of this passage, or any like passages, in natural Jerusalem or in that land called Israel. It is spiritual Hagar (Galatians 4:25), and any hope in it, or in any natural fulfillment of a red heifer, will be just as fruitless as it is to think that by looking at the natural they will fulfill Amos 9:11-12. What then is the fulfillment of the red heifer?
The GREAT mistake of all flesh men, kingdom-possessing or otherwise, is the false expectation that the promises of Yahweh are to be fulfilled on a natural level. THEY ARE NOT! While many of the promises of Yahweh have indeed been “acted out” or foreshadowed in the natural (which Yahweh indeed performs first - 1 Corinthians 15:46), this IS NOT the day to place your hope in any natural fulfillments. All the promises of Yahweh, whether they be to tribes, to a person, to groups of people, to cities (e.g., Jerusalem), to mountains, whatever, they are all promises that will be fulfilled in PEOPLE, living stones, living mountains, living cities. This is what we must look for, not the natural. All the promises of Yahweh must be fulfilled on the spiritual realm of the kingdom of heaven where the lives of people fulfill them. AND, this is true with the sacrifices as well!
There is not a sacrifice one that will not be fulfilled through people. People become the lambs, the oxen, the goats, the grain, the wine. All these things only foreshadowed what Yahweh will perform in people. Even the Son of God could not have fulfilled all the offerings/sacrifices. How could the Son of God become the fulfillment of the little female lamb, or even the two loaves of leavened bread (the latter through the corrupt body of Christ - people)? Every offering looks to its eventual fulfillment in people, and the red heifer is no exception.
While Christians and Jews alike comb the earth for a red heifer, they fail to see that it is being fulfilled right now in the second Remnant! There is a testimony here that ties this offering to a very clear representation of the two-part Remnant. In Leviticus 14:1-9 we read of the two birds that were used in the cleansing of the leper. Foreshadowing the first Remnant, the first bird was slain over an earthen vessel over running water, and its blood was collected in the vessel. As the second Remnant, a second bird was then taken to an open field, dipped into the blood of the first bird, and released alive. Before the bird was released however, three items were dipped into the blood as well – cedar wood and scarlet string and hyssop. Cedar is the material with which the temple was constructed, and hyssop is that which was used to sprinkle the blood on the healed leper, as well as to lift the sponge to Yahshua’s lips from which He drank the sour wine, thereby taking on the sins of mankind.
The scarlet thread is most interesting here per the Remnant. Not only do we see it being specifically associated with the second bird second Remnant, but also in the same testimony when Zerah, upon his birth, placed his hand out to receive the scarlet thread, drew it back in, whereupon Perez, the breach, was born, followed by Zerah’s birth with the scarlet thread (Genesis 38:27-30). Once again, it is the second Remnant that has the scarlet thread.
The scarlet thread also appears with the remnant of Jericho who were saved by hanging the scarlet cord in their window (Joshua 2:15-21). This was the testimony of the covenant that they had with the two witnesses who were hidden in the flax on the roof – linen priesthood and reserved in heaven.
And undoubtedly most revealing per a clear meaning of the scarlet thread, we find in Song of Solomon 4:3 the following description of the Bride of Yahshua – “Your lips are like a scarlet thread.” We already see the consistent association of the second Remnant, who is the Rachel Bride, with the scarlet thread; so, what does this now speak concerning this work? We are not the Leah Bride who had weak eyes, but like the man who was touched the second time, we are beginning to see all things clearly. Equally, we are the Zacharias, whose mouth was opened and his tongue loosed to prophesy, upon his acknowledgement of the identification of John. The lips “like a scarlet thread” speak of the truth that the second Remnant Bride declare from our lips that is entirely unique to us.
Seeing the consistent testimony that the scarlet thread holds for the second Remnant, would it not be equally relevant to the second Remnant if we see its association with the red heifer? Most certainly! And not only is it equally present, but the other items associated with the second bird are specifically listed here as well. We will now see the same testimony we saw in the two birds.
In the case of the red heifer (Numbers 19:1-10), instead of one bird dying and one bird ascending alive, we find one animal taking on both testimonies. This is much like the covenant parts that Abraham guarded. While the heifer was cut into two parts, the birds were not divided, but two birds were used.
The first Remnant is seen insomuch that the red heifer, like the first bird, was slaughtered, even as the first Remnant had to die. Next, as in the case of the first bird, some of the blood of the red heifer was sprinkled, this time toward the front of the tent of meeting seven times, or the mark of the beast (for the cleansing of Christianity). Next, the second Remnant testimony took place - the entire carcass of the heifer was burned, it was not separated, and the smoke thereof ascended to Yahweh.
While the offering was ascending to Yahweh in smoke, we read in verse 6 – “And the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet thread, and cast it into the midst of the burning heifer.” Thus we see once again all three specific items which were a part of the testimony of the second Remnant second bird.
Now, why do we bring up the red heifer in this writing? One, because of its direct association with and fulfillment in the second Remnant, even as we saw per the scarlet thread. But more particularly, because of its testimony in being burned by fire. This is the same testimony we find with Elijah’s offering that ascended to Yahweh in fire as the conclusive evidence in the resolution of the contest of Carmel. And most relevant, the “oxen” or “bull” Elijah placed on the altar, is the same Hebrew word we find here for the red “heifer.” Thus we see the equal testimony of this specific “heifer” offering ascending to Yahweh in fire.
Now that this man has gone through the fire for three years, completing the nine years testimony, it is our hope and anticipation that the same fire that licked up Elijah’s “heifer,” will also come down and lick up the red heifer offering of the second Remnant. This fire is further addressed in Upon What Foundation Will You Build?, page 6, and we look to Yahweh for a fire that cleanses and purifies His Remnant Bride. We look to Yahweh to send His consuming fire upon us as the “smoking oven” and “flaming torch” that passes between the covenant parts, securing His everlasting covenant with the Remnant.
Let us now continue in our examination of these most important patterns.
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