THE LOVE OF MONEY
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There once was a man named Jehu, whom Yahweh called and anointed to do a major housecleaning in the land of Israel (2 Kings 9-10). Prophetically, Jehu was Yahshua at His return to clean house in the church, His corrupted kingdom. And as Yahshua, Jehu's way was equally prepared by Elijah, though carried out by Elisha. Elijah and Elisha are the two-part Remnant; and while Yahweh told Elijah to anoint Jehu king over Israel (1 Kings 19:15-16), it was Elisha who fulfilled it.
In 2 Kings 9:1f, we find that Elisha the prophet sent a young man, a servant of the prophet, to anoint Jehu king. The messenger took Jehu into an inner room (the second Remnant is a hidden work, even as the widow poured out the oil in her closed room), anointed him king, and then fled. Those outside asked Jehu - "Why did this mad fellow come to you?" This is the same madness of the second Remnant that is testified in David as he too appeared mad and scribbled on the gate. (SeeThe Scribblings of a Madman.) Beyond any shadow of doubt, the Jehu-anointing second Remnant will certainly look mad, both in what we teach and proclaim, and in how we hold all things in common. Now let us see what Jehu, the foreshadowed Yahshua, did.
After the messenger of Elisha prepared the way for him, Jehu and his men arose to carry out that which was spoken. As declared by Yahweh, Jehu killed Joram, king of Israel, son of Ahab and Jezebel. He killed Ahaziah, king of Judah. As spoken by Yahweh, he killed Jezebel by driving his chariot over her. As declared by Yahweh, he had the seventy sons of Ahab killed, and their heads were placed in baskets in two heaps at the entrance of the gate of Jezreel. He next killed the relatives of Ahaziah, king of Judah. Then finally he went to kill the prophets of Baal, which he did in a most interesting way.
On his way to kill the prophets of Baal, he met a man named Jehonadab, the son of Rechab. Jehonadab was a Remnant-representing Rechabite! When Jehu approached him, he said to him - "Is your heart true to my heart, as mine is to yours?" Jehonadab affirmed - "It is." Then Jehu said to him - "If it is, give me your hand." And he gave him his hand, and Jehu took him up into his chariot.
Basically, Jehu was saying - "If your heart is as My heart, then come with Me." This is the question that Yahshua is now asking us. He has already stated very clearly that which must be done in order to receive the kingdom of heaven, the eternal dwellings, and He is saying - "If your heart is as My heart, come with Me." This period just before the return of Yahshua is a test to see how many truly have His heart, to see who are true Rechabites and will go with Him to destroy the house of Baal, the corrupt house of Christianity. As we have previously pointed out and are reminded here once again, this time is a heart test.
You are being asked by Yahshua today - "Is your heart true to My heart, as Mine is to yours?" If it is, there is only one work that will be able to take His hand and be drawn into His chariot. This is the Elijah work that ascends alive. You must now examine your heart and see if you are truly ready to give up everything in order to be with Him.
Now let us ask one final question - Will the second Remnant, under the one and twelve government and with the plan of holding all things in common, succeed? Yes, there are many testimonies that indeed we will succeed. In fact, we must! Let us look at only one of these testimonies.
When Yahshua was walking on the sea and the disciples were in the boat, Peter asked - "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water" (Matthew 14:28). Obviously, for anyone to walk on water is clearly a miracle; and the entire purpose of Peter's question was to test and prove the identity of Yahshua. Peter had the faith to test Him in this, and when Yahshua said, "Come!," he stepped out onto the water! Miracle of miracles, it was hard! But as he approached Him, he saw the wind and became afraid. Sinking down into the cold, dark, wind-tossed water, Peter cried out to Yahshua - "Lord, save me!" Immediately, Yahshua stretched out His hand and took hold of him.
Prophetically, this is the same hand that took hold of the Rechabite and drew him into the chariot, and the hand that raised the lame beggar to stand on his restored feet, even, if we might add here, the hand that seized the hand of Lot, his wife, and his two daughters, and led them out of Sodom (Genesis 19:16). Yahshua is extending His hand, His works, to the second Remnant, and these works will deliver the second Remnant, even as we see in each of these cases. We are performing His works - in truth, and in practice.
Teach us to number our days,
That we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Do return, O Yahweh; how long will it be?
And repent in regard to Your servants.
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 (Psalms 90:12-13 & 17).
What then do we find here in this account regarding Peter and Yahshua? Almost 2,000 years ago, the first Remnant stepped out onto the water and held all things in common, seeking to prove the identity of Yahshua. But, the winds of time and corruption came and the first Remnant sank into the sea of death. For nearly 2,000 years, the Remnant work has been frozen in time, sinking in the sea of death. Ill winds have blown and this state of a fearful Peter has been held captive in the delayed time of the breach. But will Yahshua let this faith-testing Remnant sink into the sea of death? Not at all! Today, the second Remnant are crying out to Yahshua - "Lord, save me!," and He hears us and will give us His hand, even His works.
Even though we as the second Remnant are indeed a perishing Peter on the sea of death, even though we are a Philadelphia church that is of little strength, even though we may stand at the base of the mount of transfiguration and say with the desperate father - "I do believe, help me in my unbelief," Yahshua will have mercy on us and lift us out of the sea. Will we succeed? Indeed we will, for He did not leave Peter to a doomed fate when he was willing to step out on the impossible in order to prove His identity as the Son of God; and He will not allow us to be doomed either. All we have to do is to personally get out of our own boat, step out on the water, and trust only in His affirming call - "Come!"
In conclusion, we find then that we, the second Remnant, have:
(1)A mandate, and
The hope and authority for the return of Yahshua died in the first Remnant, it was buried in Christianity, and it is time for it to be resurrected in the second Remnant. Death, ..... burial, ..... and now, resurrection! This is the way of Yahweh.
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