THE PASSING OVER PRINCIPLE
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This now brings us to a very important testimony that ties in with that which we have already seen in the three attempts by lattice-breaking Ahaziah to bring forth Elijah. What in fact was the specific event that ended the pre-church period? Clearly, it was the Elijah work of John the Baptist. Once John began his ministry, the church began and the pre-church period ended. What does this tell us today? It undoubtedly foreshadows that once again the third-part Millennial reign of Yahshua will equally be initiated by the Elijah ministry.
What does this mean for us today? From all testimonies, it is evident that the days remaining before us up to Tabernacles, 2003, are in fact the final period for the preparation, establishment, and work of the Elijah company. In truth, in another picture, it is equally the Bride making herself ready. The Elijah company is not yet fully established. The Bride is still very much a rib at this writing and must be fashioned and formed. The days up to Tabernacles, 2003, will see that Bride fashioned and the Elijah company go forth.
Two things, actually three, must now take place. As was pointed out in the current events report on January 1, 2003, no prophecy can be fulfilled without the element of Law. In this regard, first, we cannot be a lattice-breaker - we must come under the covering of Booths, or holding all things in common (read Tabernacles and Devoted Things). Without the divine covering that Yahshua personally provided to the first Remnant, we are naked before Yahweh and will perish, following in the ways of the sons of Israel in the wilderness, or Ahaziah, or Achan, or Ananias and Sapphira, or the first Remnant, or the ways of Christians for the last 2,000 years.
The second Law requirement is that we must establish the government of the one and twelve. This was covered in the writing The Love of Money, page 14. Unless we do this, we will suffer the same fate that the first Remnant suffered once Yahshua, the One, was removed and did not replace the missing twelfth disciple, leaving a corrupt government of eleven to cast lots and provide what only Yahshua had the right and wisdom to set forth. Without the one and twelve government, totaling thirteen, or the number of Yahweh, the first Remnant soon failed and Christianity began without any unifying government over it (it is lawless).
Thus we see here once again the passing over principle. Yahshua passed over the first Remnant (though like Abraham, they too first had the promise); He has passed over Christianity, the afflicted body of Christ; and He will take the second Remnant. But, in order for this to happen, the second Remnant absolutely MUST come under the covering of holding all things in common, as well as establish the government of the one and twelve. These were the two specific things that Yahshua administratively accomplished when He came. He led His disciples into holding all things in common, and with Himself as the vital "one," He appointed the twelve. Thus, as has been pointed out in other writings, the establishment of the twelve latter rain apostles, along with the twelve apostles Yahshua personally appointed (including this writer in the replacement of Judas), provides the twenty-four elders around the throne of the One, Yahshua.
While there have been many who have sought to obey the words and example of Yahshua and the example of the first Remnant and hold all things in common, one critical element has always been lacking - they have never possessed the essential second requirement of the government of the one and twelve! This government is reserved for the second Remnant alone. It is, in effect, the "royal jelly" that changes a common worker into a queen. Without this "royal jelly" of Yahshua's one and twelve government, all other works, even when holding all things in common, remain ineffective and resigned to being, at best, a body work only.
These two co-existing elements of correct government and correct covering set the Elijah company apart from all other works since the stoning of Stephen (along with essential and vital truth). Like the two requirements necessary in order for a beast to be "clean" (Leviticus 11:2-8), or even the two witnesses who were required for something to be evidenced as true (Deuteronomy 17:6; 2 Corinthians 13:1), so these two elements of correct government and correct covering are equally essential.
A swine could have the nicest and prettiest cloven hooves that have ever walked the face of the earth, but without the second witness of chewing the cud, he remains nothing more than an unclean swine. One witness could have been the most convincing witness to ever take the stand, but without the second witness, the proof of truth was not established. So it has been since the stoning of Stephen regarding all other efforts to hold all things in common. They could be the best run commune that has ever existed on the face of the earth, and have the sincerest intentions, but without the second requirement of the one and twelve government, they are of no effect.
The Essenes held all things in common while Yahshua walked this earth, but they did not have the divinely provided one and twelve government, and were thus passed by. It was not just holding all things in common that was the answer, or ever has been the answer; but the lacking effectual key has been to possess the second part of the divinely established one and twelve government.
Having one element without the other is like a man without a woman, or a woman without a man. Fruitfulness demands both. And pertaining to the two Remnant, both divine covering and divine government are essential, for it is the co-existence of these two elements that brings forth fulfillment and fruitfulness.
Thus we see the vital necessity of uniting the one and twelve government with holding all things in common - to make the work "clean," to afford the two witness, and to effect fruitfulness. This is indeed that which is legally required for the Elijah company second Remnant in order to prepare the way for Yahshua and to ascend alive.
Finally, the third thing that must take place in the days before us is the resulting gathering of the Elijah company, the fashioning of the Bride. This company must come together and, in ever increasing activity as a whirlwind, ascend alive as the Elijah.
Obviously, with the period of Christianity coming to a close so soon, this leaves very little time for the Elijah company to form and to carry out its work while we yet remain here in these corrupt earthly bodies. But keep in mind that John the Baptist had only six months of ministry, from Passover to Tabernacles, in order to prepare the way for Yahshua, which is precisely the time we have. Once Yahshua came to John to be baptized, his work was finished and six months later he was beheaded at Herod's birthday party.
Such was the case with the "John" first Remnant. They too had to die, and in fact ended up only preparing the way for the body of Christ. But the second Remnant must and will be the fulfillment of the ministry of John and prepare the way for Yahshua's final return to this earth to be King of kings. The first Remnant failed to bring forth the Son of God (they were the little sister who had no breasts and were not the door for Yahshua's entrance - Song of Solomon 8:8-9), in order that the second Remnant would not fail (the sister whose breasts are like towers and she becomes in His eyes one who finds peace - 8:10).
This leaves the question as to whether the second Remnant prepares His way from now to Tabernacles, 2003, or as one might conclude from the success of the third captain of fifty with his fifty, does so in a third-period fulfillment. The answer to this question is quite evident. The second Remnant formed during 2003 must become the Elijah company who fulfills the living prophecy in Luke 19:29-40 wherein the "disciples" of Yahshua (those who give up all their possessions - Luke 14:33) lay down their garments (their earthly possessions) and their branches (their personal glory) in order to prepare the way for Yahshua. If we do not do this, then the stones of wrath will cry out! Everything evidences that this is in fact that which is necessary to effect the return of Yahshua on the great and holy eighth day of Tabernacles, 2003.
It is impossible that we would prepare His way in the Millennial reign. If He did not return with the Remnant after our fifteen days in heaven in order to be glorified, then once again, what good would be a shortfall government? If the twenty-four elders came back without Yahshua, the all important One would be missing, and the acclaim would go to the twenty-four. This personal absence of Yahshua is what got the disciples into trouble in the first place, and is the very intent of Satan - to always displace or replace Yahshua. (By Satan the disciples cast lots to replace the office that would one day be elevated to the "one" position belonging to Yahshua. More on this later.) In the spirit of Satan, there are a remnant of Christians who falsely teach the usurping idea that they will become the "overcomers" and "Christ through them" will bring forth the kingdom of God. Garbage! There is only one hope for man, and that is Yahshua alone! Without the One being in the midst of the twenty-four, even the twenty-four would fail. Look, if angels fell by trying to replace Yahshua, so would even immortal glorified man. We have one hope and one hope only, and that is the personal reign of Yahshua and humbly serving Him who alone is worthy. He alone is the answer to the ills of mankind, and not any group of "overcomers" in any form, either earthly or glorified, can in anywise establish His kingdom reign on this earth.
Even as Moses had the wisdom to appeal to Yahweh when He said that He would not go with them into the promised land, so we are equally desperate and entirely dependent upon His personal presence, and of greatest necessity must join with Moses in sober recognition and likewise say - "If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here! For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we, I and Your people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are upon the face of the earth?" (Exodus 33:2-17) This appeal to Yahweh was made by Moses just before he went up on the mountain the eighth and final time to return in glory; and in like regard, the second Remnant entirely and wholly rejects the false Christian idea that in any state, glorified or otherwise, we can enter into the promised land without Yahshua's personal presence.
We can never place any confidence in ourselves apart from Him, even confidence in a glorified self. It has been proven for 2,000 years, even 6,000 years, that life without His personal presence is futile and full of error. Above all else, we are desperate for His presence, and nothing is sufficient in any form, even a glorified form, to replace Him. I will not return to earth without Yahshua's personal presence, and will enter into the service of Him only, who alone is worthy to sit upon the throne, to rule, and to be praised. I will not usurp Him in His right alone to rule. Only when I hear these words Yahweh spoke to Moses regarding his refusal to enter into the promised land without Him, will I then be content - "I will also do this thing of which you have spoken; for you have found favor in My sight, and I have known you by name." Yahweh then went with them. May we too as Yahshua's Remnant Moses equally find favor in His sight, that He too will go with us.
In the days before us leading to Tabernacles, 2003, we have the similar period of about six months as the Elijah company to prepare the way for Yahshua. The period of the church we know as Christianity comes to completion on Tabernacles, 2003. The test of Carmel will be fulfilled and the Elijah company will ascend alive to return fifteen days later (read Ascending Alive) with the King of kings, whereupon it will be declared - "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever." And then it adds - "And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God" (Revelation 11:15-16). Thus we will worship Yahshua in His presence here on this earth.
Now in closing this section, someone is undoubtedly going to object - But the Bible says that no one can know the day nor the hour of His return, not even the Son of God nor the angels. Let us look at this more carefully.
First, we read in Psalm 90:12 - "Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Then verse 13 goes on to clarify what days need to be numbered for this needed wisdom, which we read - "Do return, O Yahweh; how long will it be? And console Your servants." Thus we see that the days that need to be numbered in order to have wisdom are specifically the days that lead to the return of Yahshua!
We have just seen that Yahweh has undoubtedly numbered our days - 1,974 years and six months from the ministry of John the Baptist. Why would Yahweh reveal to us the number of days to His Son's return? Even as it says here - so that we can apply our hearts unto wisdom and get prepared, so that the Bride can make herself ready (Revelations 19:7), so that day would not come upon us "unawares" (second Remnant Luke 21:34), and most importantly, so that an Elijah company can prepare the way for Yahshua's return.
Did not those who were laying down their garments and branches to prepare the way for Yahshua know the time of His arrival? Indeed they did; that's why they were out there heralding - "Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel." And furthermore, did not Elijah know the time of his ascension as well? Absolutely, even as we read in 2 Kings 2. Is there any doubt then that the true Elijah fulfillment must and will equally know the time of their ascension and the time of the return of Yahshua? The Elijah is even now being given the ability to "number our days," as well as see and understand many other critical life-giving truths.
But then what about the verses that say - "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone"? To answer this question, let us compare the message found in each gospel. As has been conclusively demonstrated many times, Matthew is a message written to the first Remnant, Mark is a message written to Christianity, and Luke is a message written to the second Remnant. So then, what is it that these gospels speak to us on this issue of knowing the timing of the return of Yahshua, or having the wisdom to number our days? The account that immediately precedes this subject statement is the parable Yahshua told concerning the fig tree putting forth its leaves. So, let us use this as a reference point and see what is said.
In Matthew 24:32, Yahshua begins telling the parable of the fig tree, which is concluded with the statement in verse 35 - "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away." Then immediately in verse 36, He makes the statement we have already quoted about not knowing the day or the hour. In Mark we find the same thing. In Mark 13:28, we once again find the parable of the fig tree, concluded with the statement in verse 31 regarding His words not passing away. And then likewise, immediately following in verse 32 is the statement concerning not knowing the day or the hour. Now, how about Luke?
Once again in Luke we find the parable of the fig tree. In Luke 21:29 Yahshua begins the parable, and equally in verse 33 He makes the statement regarding His words not passing away. Then what? Instead of the message we find in first Remnant Matthew and Christianity Mark, in second Remnant Luke we find that it is decidedly missing! Yahshua then says - "Be on guard, that your hearts may not be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap."
There is no mistaking that the message that no one will know the day or the hour of Yahshua's return IS NOT the message that applies to the second Remnant, but is in fact strikingly missing! The repetition of this otherwise intact message in all three gospels makes this distinct deletion quite telling and noteworthy. And in kingdom John when the Son of God will already be here on earth, none of these accounts are even mentioned. Did the first Remnant know the day or the hour? Clearly not. Does Christianity know the day or the hour? Clearly not! The knowledge of the return of Yahshua, the ability to number the days of His return and to act in wisdom, to not be "unawares," but instead to be the expectant Elijah, even those who lay before Him their garments and branches, is reserved strictly for the Luke second Remnant to whom Yahshua specifically did not say we would not know the day or the hour. The Elijah must know, for we must go before Him to prepare His way and herald His coming!
Teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Do return, O Yahweh; how long will it be?
And console Your servants.
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