RESPONSE TO AUTHORITY
CONT., page 5
It has been noted in this writing that it is a weaving of truth. A weaving is something where union is created by fibers appearing and disappearing among each other, uniting each other together. This writing will exhibit that characteristic here as once again we bring up a matter that has been addressed somewhat in page two. But we will begin by looking at a very revealing testimony regarding the hidden two-part Bride as seen in the two occasions when Sarah was placed in the house of another man.
Many do not realize that Sarah was placed in another man’s house not once but twice! The first time was when Abraham journeyed to Egypt during a famine in the land (Genesis 12:10-20). Abraham had Sarah to say she was his sister (she was indeed his half-sister), and because of her beauty, she was taken into the house of Pharaoh. As a result, “Yahweh struck Pharaoh and his house with great plagues.” Thereupon Pharaoh sent Sarah to Abraham and sent them away.
The second time was at Gerar when once again Abraham said Sarah was his sister, and this time Abimelech took her into his house (Genesis 20). God then came to Abimelech in a dream and said – “Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is married to a husband.” Abimelech pled his innocence in this matter – “In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this.” Yahweh then instructed him to restore Sarah to Abraham, and he did so, giving him 1,000 pieces of silver as Sarah’s vindication, along with livestock and servants and told him to settle wherever he pleased in his land.
Thus we see that even as the Bride is hidden twice in the body of Christ, the house of another man, so Sarah was hidden twice in the house of another man. The first Remnant was placed into the body of Christ when there was a famine on the word, and this resulted in the very thing that it meant for Pharaoh’s house – Yahweh struck Christianity with great plagues for its entire duration. What then of the second Remnant?
The second Remnant Bride is the bride that must come out of the sleeping body of Christ, thus we see the proclamation to Abimelech – “Behold, you are a dead man”! But it is equally true that, even as Abimelech was innocent insomuch that he did not know what was taking place, so Christianity is innocent. They too have no idea that the Bride is in their midst. And as Yahweh had mercy on Abimelech, and Sarah was brought out of his house to be restored to Abraham, so the Bride will come out of the house of the body of Christ, and Yahweh will have mercy on the body.
It is quite revealing that Abraham was given 1,000 pieces of silver as vindication for Sarah, and that they could live wherever they pleased in Abimelech’s land. Equally, the Remnant receive the third-part Shelah period of the church, the Millennial reign, as vindication, and will inhabit the land of Christianity. Yahweh has mercy on Christianity and cuts their days short from 3,000 years to 2,000 years, giving the third part to the Bride. Thus we see written here the fate of the church if Yahweh did otherwise and did not reveal and release the hidden Bride – “But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.”
All of this is quite revealing and confirming, but there is another important matter here we want to address. There is only one time in all the Scriptures that Abraham is ever called a ‘’prophet,” and it is here in this second Remnant testimony per the house of Abimelech. Yahweh declared to Abimelech – “Now therefore restore the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you, and you will live.”
In page 2 under “Elijah,” we saw that the “prophet” spoken of in Acts 3:19-23 was not Yahshua, but the Elijah. Quite obviously, in this clear and outstanding testimony regarding the second Remnant Bride, this sole identification here of Abraham as a prophet is a reference to this as well. One attesting evidence to this is, as you will notice, Abraham was to pray for Abimelech.
There is a woman by the name of Debbie who has been a great encouragement to me and used of Yahweh to speak to this man various truths, including the initial introduction regarding Barabbas and Yahshua. While I was at Jim’s, Debbie sent me something that was quite remarkable. She had “been meditating on the correlation and similarities among Michael, Elijah, and Joseph of Arimathea who were all chosen by the Spirit of God to contend for the dead bodies of Moses and Yahshua.”
But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you” (Jude 1:9).
And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, “This man is calling for Elijah.” And immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink. But the rest of them said, “Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him.” And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit (Matthew 27:47-50).
And behold, a man named Joseph, who was a member of the Council, a good and righteous man, (he had not consented to their plan and action) a man from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of God, this man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus (Luke 23:50-52).
And we could add another one here as well – Abigail. Like Abimelech, her husband, Nabal, was as good as dead. David had come to kill him and equally every man in his house. But like these three, Abigail likewise interceded for her “dead” husband.
This is the like intercession we find in Job where he was to pray for his three counselors, against whom Yahweh’s wrath was kindled (Job 42:7-9). These are the three periods of Christianity which have not spoken of Yahweh “what is right.”
Here concerning Abraham, the prophet, we see the same message – he was to pray for the one who was “a dead man.”
In all these testimonies we find the message that the Elijah work, the prophet, will intercede for the dead body of Christ. (We have also seen this truth in such writings as The Covering Bride and Carmel, page 3. Also, read Prepare the Way, page 2, to understand better this work of hope and deliverance in the Elijah.) While the people at Yahshua’s crucifixion had not discerned what Yahshua said when He uttered “Eli, Eli lama sabachthani?,” it remains quite relevant and revealing as to their response – “Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him.” This is not here in the Scriptures just to note their apparent misunderstanding, but insomuch this clearly relates to these other similar messages, it presents a very relevant and revealing truth – the Elijah, the prophet, will indeed come to save the body of Christ that has drank from the cup and is about to die (lest “no flesh would have been saved”).
And let us consider here a personal testimony as well that relates directly to this matter regarding Sarah and the issue of authority. Even as Sarah was placed in the house of another man, and that house was held accountable for this, so my wife is in the house of another man, the body of Christ, and they too will be held accountable – “Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is married to a husband.”
My wife is married to a husband, and it is illegal/lawless for her to be in the house of another man. As it stands, my wife is in rebellion against her head, and has taken our children into rebellion as well. Thus she is guilty. But, since Christianity has opened its doors and not only welcomed her but even encouraged and justified her rebellion against me, she has in fact come under their covering, their responsibility. Therefore, since she is now under their covering, they are held accountable for her wrong, even as Pharaoh and Abimelech were held accountable for Sarah. Therefore, Christianity has set itself to be judged for their lawless actions regarding my wife and family.
As an intercession, I could thus relate to and even thereby saw the great relevance of these passages regarding Sarah. And as is true with intercession, it gives authority. Given Yahweh’s clear message about the Bride coming out of another man’s house, I watch with great interest and hope as to what Yahweh might do per my own wife who is “married to a husband.”
While each of these sections are useful in their own regard, the last four serve to augment that which was presented in the opening section on the trinity of submission – authority, honor, and obedience. As was stated earlier, in that section we find the crux of this entire matter of responding to authority. May you consider it carefully. May Yahweh grant to us the tree of life.
ADDENDUM: In this section, Debbie is mentioned per how Yahweh has used her in this man’s life to encourage him and to point him to truth. After this writing was completed, I replied to a most interesting e-mail from her wherein she provided her testimony. She also once again pointed out something that revealed an incredible truth regarding the Remnant Bride. This was in regard to Tamar, David’s daughter, and his son, Amnon, who violated her. It is absolutely amazing what Yahweh has for us in this message! To read Debbie’s testimony and my reply, click here.