THE PASSING OVER PRINCIPLE

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THE TWELVE SONS OF JACOB

Let us now look at one more remarkable and very revealing testimony of the church and the clear and oft repeated pattern it follows.  In Genesis 29 and 30, as well as 35, we read about the births of the twelve sons of Jacob.  Jacob, of course, had two wives - Leah and Rachel.  Leah was the wife Jacob received by Laban's deception, but the wife of his desire was Rachel, the one for whom he had to labor a second time in order to receive her.

In fulfillment of the ways of Yahweh, Rachel's womb was closed until the proper time for her to bring forth the concluding offspring.  We will lay out in visual form the birth order of these twelve sons, but first let us give a written account.  We find that the first four sons were born by Leah.  Yahweh then closed her womb, and the next four sons were born by the maids of these two wives.  First, Rachel's maid brought forth two sons, followed by two sons from Leah's maid.  That then ended the maid period of birth.  Next, Leah's womb was opened once again and she brought forth two more sons.  Then finally, in great fulfillment to Jacob, Rachel brought forth two sons - Joseph and Benjamin.

Let us now look at the pattern here.  First we will set forth some abbreviations.

Leah = L
Rachel = R
Leah's maid = LM
Rachel's maid = RM

Thus we see the following birth order by the mothers:

L-L-L-L / RM-RM-LM-LM / L-L-R-R

The pattern here is both clear and highly consistent with the ways of Yahweh regarding His church.  Here is what we see once again:

First Remnant / Christianity / Second Remnant

But likewise, not only is the pattern the same as what Yahweh evidences in many other ways regarding His kingdom work, but so is the message.  In fact, we will find some new and helpful truth here.

First, most strikingly, we have been seeing and sharing in these writings that Christianity is a breach period that is under a substitutionary covering.  In the writing, The Covering Bride, page 4, we have said that a man's wife is his covering in his nakedness.  In the above pattern we see Yahweh's testimony once again that the breach period of Christianity is under a substitutionary covering.  While Jacob's true coverings were his two wives, most strikingly the period of the separating breach was a time in which the coverings that substituted for them were applied - the wive's maids.  These substitutionary covering maids attest to Christianity's period of like coverings.

What are some of the fulfillments of this diminished and "in place of" covering in Christianity?  First, one has been the substitutionary covering of the tithe.  The true garments of skin covering is the covering Yahshua, the Son of God, came to earth to place upon man, and that was to hold all things in common.  But with the stoning of Stephen, that essential covering was removed and the church went into the breach period where the substitutionary covering of the fig leaf tithe was next applied.  The tithe is indeed a covering, though like the loin-covering fig leaves, it is only temporary and inadequate.

Another ill consequence of this breach period is the fact that the covering per the church's location in this world was removed and replaced by a substitutionary covering.  The church was begun on this earth by the personal presence of Yahshua.  With His presence, He was the personal head and thus the governmental covering of the church.  However, it was not time for Him to reign, and when He left to go to heaven and did not return, that personal headship, of necessity, went with Him and was thereby removed, requiring that there be another earthly substitutionary covering placed over the church in His stead.  With the King gone, the next in line of authority was the prince and god of this world, Satan.  In the writing, Joab, page 5, we explain the purpose of Satan in this role.  Thus we see here a second fulfillment of this period that is marked by these substitutionary maid coverings.  Satan is the substitutionary covering per the personal absence of Yahshua; and upon His return to this earth, he will be put off, or put away.  (The necessity of this personal covering Yahshua alone affords is just one more reason why He must personally return to this earth in the Millennium, and not, according to some Satan-inspired teachings, come "in His saints.")  Let us go on.

Clearly, the first Remnant was a Leah, and the second Remnant is a Rachel.  Even as Leah had "weak eyes" (Genesis 29:17), so the first Remnant equally had weak eyes.  Like the man whom Yahshua touched and he saw men as trees walking, so the first Remnant could not and did not see all things clearly.  They were a Leah.  Thus we see why the first four sons representing the first Remnant were all from Leah - L-L-L-L.  It is the second Remnant who receive the second touch and see all things clearly, even as we are beginning to see today.

Likewise, the first Remnant is not the beloved wife; but rather, the beloved wife is the one who will indeed birth forth the pure kingdom of God, the Rachel whose womb is finally opened in the end!  Like the second sister in Song of Solomon, unlike her first sister who had no breasts, she is the second Remnant whose breasts are like towers and becomes in Yahshua's eyes "one who finds peace" (Song of Solomon 8:8-9).

But why is it that Leah then had the first two sons in the post-Christianity place of the second Remnant - L-L-R-R?  First, because the second Remnant MUST build upon the foundation of the first Remnant.  The first work in the period of the second Remnant is to restore the foundation, or rebuild the altar, that was built by the first Remnant.  But there is yet another very important legal reason revealed here as well.

It has been noted that Yahweh has set forth and established this man as the twelfth disciple in place of Judas.  What did this legally accomplish?  For one, Yahweh repaired the breach caused by Christianity.  By Him taking someone today and giving him the office vacated by Judas, He literally continues today the ministry of the original twelve.  He repairs the breach by legally uniting the former work with the latter work, continuing what He began 2,000 years ago.  

We see this same picture in the testimony of the 70 and 2.  This is most interesting.  While the 70 had stopped prophesying, a young man brought message that Eldad and Medad (who were of the 70) were continuing to prophesy in the camp.  Joshua wanted Moses to "restrain them," but Moses said - "Are you jealous for my sake?  Would that all Yahweh's people were prophets, that Yahweh would put His Spirit upon them" (Numbers 11:26-30).

Even as the 70 were divided 70 and 2, so that the 2 were prophetically removed from the 70 and continued to prophesy, equally the first Remnant twelve have a man removed from them who is continuing to prophesy after they have quit!  This is the replacement for Judas who is established today and is speaking concerning these marvelous things we are being shown.  And I concur with Moses - "Would that all Yahweh's people were prophets, that Yahweh would put His Spirit upon them!"  And He will!

This man is the Eldad and Medad who, though one of the original twelve, continues to prophesy after they have ceased.  And even as they prophesied in the camp, as the "sharp spear" (the meaning of "Gary"), this man speaks to the camp of Christianity.

And may we note here parenthetically that the Hebrew word for Cain ("Qayin"), who was the father of the second-Remnant-representing Kenites or Cainites, is also translated "spear."  "Cain" actually means "spear."  Thus we see one more telling reason why the Kenites/Cainites were the prophetic second Remnant - they are the "spearites" who enter into the body of Christ and take out a Bride.  And equally and dramatically relevant, those who reject the message of the second Remnant will receive the same fate as promised to the one who killed Cain - "vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold" (Genesis 4:15) and they will remain in Christianity with the mark of the beast seven and die the second death of Revelation 20:6, 14, and 21:8!  Now back to that which we were saying regarding Eldad and Medad.

In like picture of these two adjunct "prophets," as the representative of the first Remnant, this man is the two births of first Remnant Leah that occur at the outset of the period of the second Remnant - L-L-R-R.  Like a Leah, as early as 1994 I did not see all things clearly, though I marveled at that which I had begun to see.  Even as Yahweh showed me then, the grain was not yet mature in the ear - the truth of the Remnant was not yet mature to my hearing.  But over these eight years, Yahweh has matured these truths; He is completing the healing of my blinded eyes so that I can see things like what I am sharing with you now; and He is opening your own blinded eyes to see as well. 

As the representative of the first Remnant, Yahweh has used this man to perform the Leah work that must take place first in the period of the second Remnant, preceding the essential concluding favored Rachel work.  Thus, per my legal representation of the first Remnant, the second Remnant began as a Leah work as I labored alone for six years; but, beginning in 2000, we have begun passing into the Rachel period when the Joseph and Benjamin births take place -  the development of the Bride "whom Yahweh will increase" (the meaning of the name of Joseph) and "the son of My right hand" (the meaning of the name of Benjamin)!  But also, though the Bride work is a Benjamin - "the son of my right hand" - since 1994, it has often been a Ben-oni to me - "the son of my sorrow."  This too is His sovereign design.

And by way of another revealing matter to note, even as there is the unique L-L-R-R testimony in the position of the second Remnant, we find a most unique and obviously prophetic testimony at the point of juncture between the testimony of Christianity and that of the second Remnant, or the end of the births by the two maids and the beginning of Leah's renewed viability.  Let us see.

Once again we find something here that is so extraordinarily unusual, that there is no question that it is intended as prophecy and not just some tritely inserted almost humorous point in history.  And, its location specifically here at this vital and telling transition confirms even further the prophetic relevance of this entire highly intact testimony regarding the church.

We read in Genesis 30:14-24 that Rachel wanted some of Leah's son's mandrakes.  Leah objected that Rachel had taken her husband, and now she wanted her son's mandrakes as well.  Thus Rachel made a bargain with her that she could lie with Jacob that night for the mandrakes; so Leah met Jacob coming in from the field that evening and told him that she had hired him with her son's mandrakes.  Leah then had her fifth son, who was followed shortly thereafter by the final sixth. 

This unique testimony regarding the mandrakes is the sole event marking the end of the prophetic period of Christianity vis--vis the substitutionary covering of the maids, and the restoration of the true covering vis--vis the period of the second Remnant.  What then is this MOST unique story telling us?  Clearly there is a prophetic message in it, and once again it lies in the meaning of a word.

"Mandrake" is the Hebrew word "duday," which comes from the Hebrew word "dod," which means "beloved."  Thus in the mandrakes we find the testimony of the beloved, and we find it solely initiating the period of the second Remnant. 

Actually, we have already seen in this writing this testimony of the beloved in association with the second Remnant.  We saw that Eldad and Medad, the two who continued to prophesy in the camp when the 70 had ceased, are clearly associated with the time and work of the second Remnant.  Looking at their names, we find that Eldad means "whom God loves," and Medad means "beloved or highly esteemed."  Thus do we find once again, this time in double testimony, the identification of the second Remnant as the beloved.

This testimony of the second Remnant as Yahshua's beloved second Bride is likewise, of course, seen in Rachel being the beloved bride of Jacob.  But also we find this same testimony concerning Solomon, who we saw in The Issue - II clearly represents the Remnant.  Solomon had another name that was given to him through the prophet Nathan "for Yahweh's sake."  Yahweh's name for him was Jedidiah, which is the only time in all the Bible that this name is used, and it means "beloved of Yahweh," for "Yahweh loved him."  (Possibly to your surprise, Solomon is the only man in the entire Bible of whom it is stated that he loved Yahweh.)  Thus we find another related testimony that the Remnant is the beloved of Yahweh.

One final testimony to this, which has been pointed out before in these writings, is the apostle John, who rested his head on Yahshua's bosom.  John is the apostle of whom it is written that he was the one "whom Jesus loved" (John 13:23, 19:26, 20:2. and 21:7, 20).  This is the second Remnant who place their head on Yahshua's breast and receive truth that others long to know, the John work that, at the crucifixion of the body of Christ, is entrusted with the Mary ministry to bring forth the Son of God, or the Elijah ministry.  

Thus we find numerous testimonies that the second Remnant is the beloved of Yahshua, even the favored Bride, and is thus the fulfillment of the testimony of the mandrakes that uniquely appears at the beginning place of the second Remnant.  Many more testimonies like this could be provided, but this will suffice here.

While we find this unique testimony concerning the mandrakes, there is yet another most interesting testimony provided between Leah's last two sons and Rachel's two sons.  We find that between these two, Leah gave birth to the only daughter in all of these births.  Thus, at the juncture between the developmental Leah part of the second Remnant and the final Rachel part, the only female was born - Dinah, whose name means "justified."  

At this juncture within the second Remnant L-L-R-R, we find the testimony that the work that follows the developmental Leah period is that which is truly "justified by faith."  The second Remnant's association with and even fulfillment of the promises initiated with Abraham is evidenced in several ways.  To begin with, as we have seen, the test of Carmel corresponds precisely with Abraham's life (1948 to 2003), and the two 1,974 years and six months periods from Abraham's birth equally point to a completion and passing over fulfillment via the second Remnant in Tabernacles, 2003.  

Other identifications of the second Remnant with Abraham include the nine periods of 430 years from the promise given to Abraham, to 1994 when the Spirit of Yahweh came upon this man and revealed the Remnant truth (addressed in The Issue - II, page 13), as well as Yahweh's own message to this man per guarding the covenant parts (which has not been addressed).  

One of the specific teachings that Yahweh has opened to the second Remnant is the truth of the trinity of faith, and its specific application to the second Remnant insomuch that our hearing and believing must be consummated by the action of coming under the covering of holding all things in common.  (As with the passing over principle, the purpose of hearing and believing is to get us to the vital and fulfilling third element of faith - acting.  Without the fulfillment of this vital third element, faith is dead and useless.)  Here at this important juncture between Leah and Rachel is the evidence of consummated and completed faith, the very faith the Remnant must implement in order to prepare ourselves as Yahshua's Bride and receive the promises given to Abraham.  This is the covering of holding all things in common.

All in all, clearly Dinah's birth and the testimony of her as a female bride and her name meaning "justified," attest to the establishment of the second Remnant beloved Bride, the one who in final and ultimate fulfillment of the promises given to Abraham, will be justified by faith.  Thus we find in these twelve sons of Jacob some most marvelous, revealing, and instructive truths regarding the church.

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