CLAY OF SPITTLE
As has been covered in recent writings, one of the very best testimonies to the kingdom of God, the church, is that of Judah and his three half-Canaanite/half-Israelite sons. Even as the church was to receive 3,000 years for its work, and even as the church receives a priesthood not from Levi but from Judah (Hebrews 7:11-19), and even as kingdom man is a mix of flesh man and God man, so the three mixed sons of Judah were a clear testimony of the 3,000 years of the church.
And furthermore, just as kingdom men have been “cut off and (have) died” for “two parts,” or 2,000 years (Zechariah 13:7-9), so the first two sons of Judah were equally cut off and died. And this happened in like representation of Christianity, for they have both been displeasing in the sight of Yahweh.
For 2,000 years, we have witnessed in the kingdom of God precisely that which was testified in these first two sons. Today, we have the advantage to now look back and see from where we have come. But with this sight, we must now ask the question – Precisely where are we now, where are we headed, and what are Yahweh’s planned events, as well as the timing of those events, relative to the church?
The third and final son of Judah was a young man by the name of Shelah. Because the wife that Judah had obtained for his two sons had seemed to mean certain death for them, he was not going to risk Shelah’s death and give her to him as well. This woman was Tamar, the granddaughter of Melchizedek (Jasher 45:23, 16:11). Tamar soon realized Judah’s plans and disguised herself as a prostitute and Judah laid with her, and she brought forth Perez and Zerah.
Now, if the first two sons speak of the first 2,000 years of the church, then we see that the third son, Shelah, speaks of the third and final 1,000 years of the church. Thus, is there any testimony that we can learn from in the Scriptures as to what we might expect pertaining to this period? The answer is clearly – yes. But once again, even as the message here regarding Judah and the 3,000 year period of the church has been hidden, so the message regarding Shelah is hidden as well.
Obviously this is a very important question, and very timely. Timewise, this third 1,000 year period would be the seventh day of mankind, the Sabbath Millennial reign of Yahshua. Thus, the day of Shelah would mark this third-part Millennial period that receives the fire (Zechariah 13:9).
In John 9 we read a most interesting account where Yahshua healed a man who had been blind from birth, who was then taken to the Pharisees, and upon examination was put out of the synagogue. Yahshua then found him and spoke plainly to him as to who He was. So what might this have to do with Shelah? Let us look at this account more carefully.
As Yahshua passed by, He saw the man who had been blind from birth. His disciples asked Him – “Rabbi, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should be born blind?” Yahshua said – “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was in order that the works of God might be displayed in him.” Then He added – “We must work the works of Him who sent Me, as long as it is day; night is coming, when no man can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Having said this, Yahshua then did something most unusual. “He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied it to his eyes, and said to him, ‘Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam’ (which is translated, Sent).” The man went away and washed, and came back seeing.
In the writing titled The Sandals and the Staff, page 5 is titled “Yahshua Spat.” It would be well worth your time to read that section in order to more clearly understand some of the significance of the three times that Yahshua spat. These three acts were not happenstance, but entirely intercessoral, as well as prophetic.
In fact, all of Yahshua’s miracles and actions prophesy, if we had eyes to see. Nothing He did was incidental or simple happenstance. Everything He did speaks of something that will be; and this account in John 9 is clearly no exception. Let us now see its meaning and great relevance for this specific day in which we live.
Regarding these three cases of Yahshua spitting, in the two in Mark, first Yahshua simply spat before He healed a deaf man (Mark 7:31-37), and then second actually spat in the face, on the eyes, of a blind man before laying His hands upon him and performing a two-part healing (Mark 8:22-26).
But here in kingdom John, Yahshua actually made clay with His spit and applied it to the eyes of the blind man. Why did He use His spit to perform this? If this did not have specific significance, then He could have just used water to make clay or some existing mud or just dry ground or nothing at all. But as we see from these other accounts, obviously it had great significance.
As pointed out in The Sandals and the Staff, page 5, this particular occasion was also different from the other two insomuch that it was recorded in kingdom John and took place in Jerusalem.
For the sake of a more complete examination, let us note in addition to what is presented in The Sandals and the Staff, page 5, that spitting in the face of someone prophetically meant the failure to bring forth offspring in the deceased brother’s name (Deuteronomy 25:5-10). In Matthew 26:67 we read that at Yahshua’s trial before Caiaphas, the scribes, and the elders, they spat in His face. In The Issue, page 3, we note that each distinct affliction that Yahshua took upon Himself, has in fact been fulfilled upon the body of Christ. This matter of them spitting in Yahshua’s face was no exception. By doing this, and Yahshua said beforehand that this would take place (Mark 10:34), it spoke the message that the crucified body of Christ, Christianity, would not be able to bring forth offspring in their deceased Brother’s name.
We see this same message in Numbers 12:14 where Yahweh said regarding Miriam after she rebelled against Moses and regarded herself equal to him – “If her father had but spit in her face, would she not bear her shame for seven days? Let her be shut up for seven days outside the camp, and afterward she may be received again.” This is the problem with and the fate of Christianity. They too experience the error and failure of the feminine way, and as a result are equally leprous for their tenure. The number seven is the mark of the beast. This is the same period in which the ark of the covenant was in Dagon’s temple, only in months and not days (1 Samuel 6:1, and many other like testimonies). Thus once again we see the testimony of Christianity having its face spat into.
But in each of these accounts where Yahshua spat, He did so in conjunction with the testimony of healing. Thus, what Christianity fails to accomplish, Yahshua will accomplish. And in this account here in John 9, we see a testimony as to not only how, but also when He will heal the eyes of those who have been blind from birth. Let us now see.
The only way this man knows how to address this account is to do so the way Yahweh revealed it to him. In so doing, its unfolding actually speaks in and of itself. On June 9, I was to meet with my wife’s pastor (my wife and I are presently legally separated; read A Lesson From Intercession) and reopen communication with him that had ceased for a while. There were some specific things I wished to share with him, particularly regarding the failure of the church and Yahweh’s mercy that He will have upon it because of its blindness. On the evening before, I specifically asked Yahweh to use me to open this man’s eyes that he might see. When I asked this, He showed me something that has prevailed upon my mind and spirit ever since.
What I had asked for was precisely what we see in John 9. Even as Yahshua spat upon the ground and made clay to apply to a blind man’s eyes so that he could see, so Yahweh will make a man of this earth, a man of clay, to open men’s eyes so that they can see. The hope I had then and now is that this man is that man of clay, fashioned by Yahweh, and is the first of many.
I have shared this story before, but many years ago when I was operating a thrift store in our ministry for the needy, when the store was having a difficult month, I complained to Yahweh – “I did not ask for this store; this is Your store; this was Your idea; I only did this because You showed me to; and, it looks like You could do a better job running Your store.” Then He answered me with something that silenced me. He replied – “I am not running a store; I am building a man.”
His response at that time gives me hope that He has spat upon the earth, saying by His actions – you have failed to bring forth the required offspring in your deceased Brother’s name – and with His spittle and by the work of His own hands, He is building, He is fashioning, a man who will be applied to the eyes of men who have been blind from birth, and they will see. This is the true state of all men, even kingdom men. From birth they are blind to the ways, the works, the plans, and the requirements of Yahweh.
But beyond this most encouraging hope, let us look further at this highly revealing living prophecy and see when this healing will occur. Again, this is hidden truth, even as Yahshua hid everything He spoke while He was here and, as we will see, then sealed up truth so that it could not be discovered.
There were two distinct actions involved in this healing. You will notice that Yahshua did not just anoint this man’s eyes with the clay and lay His hands upon him and he see, as He did with the blind man in Mark 8:23. No, there was a highly important and telling intercession and message added here in this living prophecy that we too can see and understand with our own eyes being opened at this time. In verse 7 we read Yahshua’s instruction to the man who now had spittle clay applied to his eyes – “Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam.”
When Yahweh showed me this hope regarding the spittle clay and a man, it spoke deeply inside of me and continued to stir within me. Three days later on the evening of June 11, just before I was to retire to bed, still pondering this matter, I went to look up where else in the Scriptures this word “Siloam” might have been used. Any word, place, or thing in the Scriptures takes upon a specific prophetic identity, and by looking at every place where that word was used, one gains further insight and understanding as to its significance and its message. And, I was thrilled with what I found!
First, as the account tells us, “Siloam” means “sent.” And if you look this word up in a concordance (which is #4611), you will find that it directs you to the Hebrew form of this word, which equally means “sent” (from #7971), which is “Shelach,” translated “Shelah” (# 7975). Thus we find that Siloam is the identical pool found in Nehemiah 3:15 where we read:
Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, the official of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate. He built it, covered it, and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars, and the wall of the Pool of Shelah at the King’s Garden as far as the steps that descend from the city of David.
There is so incredibly much here at this point that is being evidenced that it is almost overwhelming. To begin with, again we note that this “Pool of Shelah” is the selfsame pool named in the Greek as the “Pool of Siloam.” Do you recognize this word “Shelah” from a previous usage? Quite significantly, “Shelah” was the third son of Judah which prophetically represents the third part of the 3,000 years of the church. Both are the identical Hebrew word – Shelach. Thus, both prophetically and intercessorally, Yahshua sent the blind man to the third part of the church to be healed of his blindness! As you will see, this is of utmost significance.
This is precisely that which Yahshua has to perform in order for kingdom man to see. For 2,000 years, kingdom man has been blind from the birth of the church. In order to heal this blindness, because of the church’s failure to bring forth the required offspring, He has to spit upon the earth and, in so doing, fashion a man of clay and apply that man to men’s eyes and send them into the third part of the church, the Shelah period, the Millennial reign, and there give them sight. This is precisely what Yahshua is doing at this time. He has built a man, shown Him His truth, and is applying that truth to men’s eyes, and has taken us into the Millennial reign so that men can be healed of their blindness.
This matter, however, obviously brings up some interesting and serious questions, one in particular. When does this third part Shelah Millennial reign begin? To help answer this, we will go to Isaiah 8:5-10. As you read this, consider here the promise of the latter rain.
And again Yahweh spoke to me further, saying,
“Insomuch as these people rejected the gently flowing waters of Shiloah (#7975, the identical Hebrew word as Shelah, but only with a different vowel point),
And rejoice in Rezin (meaning, “delight or wantonness pleasure”) and the son of Remaliah;
Now therefore, behold, the Lord is about to bring on them the strong and abundant waters of the Euphrates,
Even the king of Assyria and all his glory;
And it will rise up over all its channels and go over all its banks.
Then it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass through,
It will reach even to the neck;
And the spread of its wings will fill the breadth of Your land, O Immanuel (or, God with us).
Be broken, O peoples, and be dismayed;
And give ear all remote places of the earth.
Gird yourselves, yet be dismayed;
Gird yourselves, yet be dismayed.
Devise a plan but it will be thwarted;
State a proposal, but it will not stand,
For God is with us (or, Immanuel).”
While this account had a natural fulfillment, the natural always foreshadows the spiritual. Let us consider the obvious spiritual fulfillment of this account.
The waters of Shiloah here are the selfsame waters of Shelah in Nehemiah 3 and Siloam in John 9. Refer to any reference material and it will confirm this. Quite interestingly, in Nehemiah 2:14 we find that this pool is also called “the King’s Pool,” which would be located here by “the King’s Garden” mentioned in Nehemiah 3:15. This once again is testimony to this Millennial day when Yahshua will be King of kings. In the Nehemiah 2 account, Nehemiah said that when he came to this pool by night, “there was no place for my mount to pass,” so he had to leave it and went to the Valley Gate. This has been the state of the church for 2,000 years. Since there has been no access to the pool of Shelah that heals the eyes of the blind, the church has had to go into the valley period, or the breach period. But today, this third 1,000 year period is now at hand where healing waters are available to open the eyes of the blind. The Fountain Gate is being restored. (More on this gate shortly.)
We read above that because “the gently flowing waters of Shiloah/Shelah” are rejected and they rejoice in Rezin (“wantonness pleasure”), then Yahweh will send the “abundant waters of the Euphrates.” First, what are the “abundant waters of the Euphrates”? It has been pointed out in these writings that the Tigris and the Euphrates prophetically represent the former and the latter rains, separated by mystery Babylon Christianity. Even as natural Babylon separates these two natural rivers, so this is true spiritually as well. This is a remarkably clear and revealing testimony. In fact, Babylon is also called Mesopotamia, which means “land between two rivers” – Christianity.
The Euphrates River speaks of the latter rain. It is the Euphrates River that was crossed by the Medes and the Persians when Babylon fell. And it is the latter rain that will lead to the fall of Christianity.
In 1994, the Spirit of Yahweh came upon this man and began revealing to him the truth of the two-part Remnant. Ever since that time, I have taught these marvelous truths. But to this day, the church has rejected these gently flowing waters and only a select few have believed. What is the outcome? As we read here in Isaiah 8, since the church has rejected the gently flowing waters and rejoiced in wantonness pleasure, He will have to send the abundant waters of the latter rain.
These are the same waters, and for the same purpose, as the waters of 1 Samuel 12:17-18 which were equally sent to reveal the wickedness of the people for wanting a king too early – Saul Christianity – as well as the waters of Daniel 9:26 (literal translation) where the desolation of the kingdom by the “people of the Prince” (Christians) comes to an end “with a flood.” This is the flood of the latter rain. There is only one thing that will cause Christians to confess the error of their ways, and that is the Euphrates latter rain! Until then, these gently flowing waters that have brought about these marvelous truths, are just not strong enough to convince the Christian of their relevance and accuracy.
Now that the gently waters of Shiloah/Shelah have come, hopefully Yahweh will soon bring the promised stronger waters – “Now therefore, behold, the Lord is about to bring on them the strong and abundant waters of the Euphrates.” These waters are to “reach even to the neck,” reminiscent of the waters that come out from under the eastern gate and flow ever deeper until they are deep enough in which to swim (Ezekiel 47:1-12). They are reminiscent of Eli who, as a representative of Christianity, fell backward and broke his neck (1 Samuel 4:12-22). Likewise, Eli could not see either, and when he died it was exclaimed – “Ichabod, the glory has departed.”
In the writing, “Gary, you have a beautiful face.,” page 2, we find that when Yahweh repeats something twice, it relates specifically to the restored kingdom of God. Thus we see evidenced here in one more testimony that Yahweh is indeed addressing the latter rain when He proclaims twice:
“Gird yourselves, yet be dismayed;
Gird yourselves, yet be dismayed.”
This is precisely what the church must experience at this time – to be dismayed! As stated earlier, the church is so complacent in thinking that what they are doing is right and what they believe is correct and they are rejoicing in pleasure, that it will take something overwhelming to convince them otherwise.
“Devise a plan but it will be thwarted;
State a proposal, but it will not stand,
For God is with us (or, Immanuel).”
Yahweh’s word will prevail upon the earth when He sends the rain that sweeps into Judah and dismays all. And as we see here, it is equally stated, even twice as well – Immanuel, God is with us. May Yahweh come to us, even as He did 2,000 years ago, and give us His shemen, His life.
Continue to page 2 of Shelah and Clay of Spittle for SHELAH – THE MILLENNIAL REIGN