Subject: Tabernacles Pentecost
Dear Remnant Bride Inquirer,
Forty-two years ago, or it could have been forty years ago, Yahweh knows, I cast my eyes on a ring where I worked that I thought was strikingly beautiful. It was a man’s ring and had a silver band with a single oblong sky-blue stone, and I was going to buy it. That evening I mentioned it to my father and he told me not to, that I did not need it. I honored my father and did not buy it; but, I never forgot that ring. It is strange, but even today I still have the same feelings of affection for that beautiful sky-blue and silver ring (and I do not even wear a ring). Many times since then I have thought about it. I have wondered what it would have been like if I had gotten it; not in disobedience, of course, but if I could have purchased it.
That ring that my father counseled me not to buy gives me great hope today. Often it is what we willingly, or even unwillingly, give up, that speaks of what Yahweh wills to give us in His time, but first it has to be a loss to us. It is my hope that since I obeyed my father and did not purchase that beautiful ring, it speaks of, and even gives me the authority to receive, a ring that the Father has for me.
On December 25-26 we will meet at Montauk State Park in Missouri for the first ever Tabernacles Pentecost. There are many hopes and promises for those days, including the promise of Haggai 2:23, where we read:
“On that day (which happens to be December 25, 2005),” declares Yahweh of hosts, “I will take you, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, My servant,” declares Yahweh, “and I will make you a signet ring, for I have chosen you,” declares Yahweh of hosts.
Frankly, for the sake of the Bride and for all men, that is what this man desperately needs. I suffer the frustration and disappointment when communicating with others, that it is simply a matter to them of my opinion against their opinion. “I prayed about it, and I think …” places them on their own course. Frankly, if I am who it appears I am, I need that signet ring so that men quit going by their own opinions. The curse in the book of Judges was this conclusion – “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6, 21:25). Or similarly in Isaiah 53:6, without the Shepherd here, men “like sheep have gone astray, everyone has turned to his own way.” Until there is one chosen voice that people will listen to, all that remains is Babel/confusion.
Forty-two, maybe forty years ago, I obeyed my father and did not purchase a beautiful ring. Today, it is my hope that event took place because my Father is going to give me a ring that is of His choosing, one that I cannot purchase of myself, one that is greatly needed on this earth.
There are numerous testimonies in the Scriptures regarding this ring. In the writing, A Lesson From Intercession, page 10, we see the hope-filled evidence that the twelfth apostle fulfills the testimony of Mordecai, whom Haman Satan has to lift up on the King’s horse and honor him. In Esther 8:2 we read – “The king took off his signet ring which he had taken away from Haman (Satan), and gave it to Mordecai (the transfer of the office of the twelfth apostle)” and told him to write as he saw fit and “seal it with the king’s signet ring; for a decree which is written in the name of the king and sealed with the king’s signet ring may not be revoked” (vs. 8). This is my hope, and I hope my promise. This is the signet ring this man receives so as to likewise stop Satan’s death plans.
We likewise see the testimony of that ring in Genesis 38 where Tamar, at her specific request and as another type of the twelfth apostle (A Lesson From Intercession, page 5), was given as a pledge Judah’s signet ring and cord and staff (Genesis 38:18). This is the greatly needed request I make of Yahweh; not for my sake, but for your sake, for the sake of the Bride, for the sake of the kingdom, and truly for the sake of all mankind. And quite significantly, Zerubbabel was the son of Shealtiel, whose name means – “having asked of God.”
There is likewise the testimony solely recorded in second Remnant Luke 15:22 where, at the return of his son after coming to his senses from eating horned-things among the swine (The Passing Over Principle, page 8), the father told his slaves to “bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet.” Of course his Christian brother did not like this and thereby refused to enter in.
Furthermore, the first “ring” mentioned in the Scriptures was the gold ring placed on the Bride-testimony, Rebekah, by Abraham’s faithful servant, Eliezer; acknowledging her as the chosen bride for Isaac, the type of Yahshua (Genesis 24:22, 30).
Finally, in Job 42:11 a ring of gold was received from each of Job’s brothers and sisters after Yahweh restored him from Satan’s breach period, which is where we are today.
It is my hope that the ring that my father counseled me not to buy and therein I obeyed, is the foretelling testimony of this much needed ring that the Father will now give to me. I obeyed my natural father, and I therefore ask my heavenly Father to give me that heavenly ring. I greatly need that ring that is promised on December 25, for without it too many people doubt and are unbelieving and unresponsive and do what is right in their own eyes, turning to their own ways. Without it, I am just another opinion. Frankly, I very much need the authority of/as the Father’s signet ring.
One of those unresponsive to me is my natural bride and family. I now have two brides; the first is my Leah who has weak eyes. She is my natural bride who has weak eyes and cannot see Remnant Bride truth. My second bride is my much-loved Bride, my Rachel. She is the twelve apostles whom Yahweh gave me on Trumpets, October 16 (Trumpets, 2005, page 5).
At the time of writing this to you, my Leah bride (and two or three of my daughters) is planning to move to Texas, leaving Washington state on December 23 with all of our possessions loaded into a rental truck. My son will be there from college and drive the truck. This means that on December 25 they would be somewhere in Wyoming, on their way to Denver and beyond. Mile High City will be a pivotal point. From there they will either go south to Texas, or continue east to Salem, Missouri. Of course their resolute plan is to go to Texas; but I find it very coincidental that they are making this trip on the days of the test of Carmel. If the Bride wins this test, my family will undoubtedly continue east. If we are wrong, my family will go on to Texas. I trust the Father has designed this so that suddenly my family and all my possessions will be here in Salem. They could even be here by the 26th, the second day of the Tabernacles Pentecost; or who knows, maybe even before. All I need is a signet ring, and we all need the latter rain.
Let me tell you yet another story. In July, 1985, in obedience to Yahweh, I asked for the wealth of another man who was a millionaire (All’s Well That Ends Well, page 4). The next week, at his invitation (not knowing anything about this prayer), my family and I were at his exotic game ranch outside of Waco. We were the last ones invited there, for from that prayer on he began to lose everything, and indeed lost everything he had, including his own home.
While there at his ranch, Yahweh gave me an experience that, unquestionably, was an attesting miracle! I went out to fish in one of his ponds, and as I approached it Yahweh clearly spoke to me – “Fish on the other side.” I was a fisherman, and I knew that where He told me to fish was a poor fishing place with no cover. So, I began fishing where I knew there were fish; but, I caught nothing. So, I went to the other side of that good place, wondering if that was what He meant by “the other side.” But no, I did not even get a bump in all my casts. So, I went to where He told me to fish.
Standing there, I cast out into those chosen waters and immediately caught a nice bass! I cast a second time, and again caught another bass! Then I cast a third and a fourth and a fifth time, and each time I cast I caught a nice bass! Then Yahweh spoke to me – “That’s enough.” I counted the number of those who would be eating those fish and thought that, no, I needed one more; so I cast again, but no fish! I cast again, but still no fish! I cast again and again and again, probably fifteen times, with not even a bump!
When I went away from there with my five fish, I was very puzzled and humbled. During that trip I had conflicts with both my wife and my children and truly felt like the worst father and husband in the world; and of all times to receive a clear undisputable miracle, I felt least worthy.
Just a few days ago, Kim, one of the apostles, and I were walking around a local lake when she mentioned fishing on the other side. For the first time, I immediately knew what the message was from that unforgettable miracle.
When Yahweh told me to fish on the other side, did I obey at first? No, I fished at two other places where I did not even get a bump – I caught no fish. It was not until I fished “on the other side” that I received the miracle catch. Equally, the disciples fished all night and “caught nothing.” It was not until morning when Yahshua called out to them to throw their net “on the right-hand side of the boat,” that they caught the 153 fish (John 21).
Unsuccessfully fishing at two spots and unsuccessfully fishing all night testify of the same thing – the unsuccessful fishing in the 2,000 year period of Christianity’s darkness. So, fishing “on the other side” and fishing “on the right-hand side” were one and the same. What then was Yahweh telling me when He said “fish on the other side,” the place where He gave me the miracle catch? He was telling me to fish on the other side of the Jordan River, in the period of the Millennial reign, where we are now (as of Passover, 2004)! This is where we catch the 153 sons of God who are the priesthood, evidenced by the anointing of the priest on his right side (Exodus 29:20), and who are the healed lepers, equally anointed on the right side (Leviticus 14:15-17).
While we as the Bride have passed through many seemingly failed intercessions leading up to Passover, 2004, now that we are in the Millennial reign we will succeed by His divine provision. We are now fishing “on the other side”!
So why did Yahweh give me specifically five fish? In like manner, after Passover, 2005, I went fishing at Montauk, where we will have our first ever Tabernacles Pentecost, and once again caught five fish. But on this occasion, two of them broke my line and got away (a 3 and 2 testimony). And why was it that, out of all my father’s deer hunting trips, the only time he ever shot a deer was when he and I hunted together and I, once again, shot three and he shot two (a 3 and 2 testimony)? Because Yahweh is governmental.
Also, Yahweh gave me five children. And quite significantly, after thirteen years of ministry to the poor (which was actually an intercession for the Bride work), the one lady who came to the culminating Sonshine House ranch for women and children before the Spirit came upon me in June, 1994, had five girls.
How many years was the church supposed to receive? In total, they were to receive 6,000 years – six days of creation, and rest on the seventh (The Issue – II, page 11). But, for the elect’s sake the first 3,000 year period has been cut short to 2,000 years, lest “no flesh would have been saved” (Matthew 24:22). Cutting those “days” short to three, shortens the church period to five “days,” or 5,000 years. And how many of those “days” have already been “cut off and died” (Zechariah 13:8)? There have been 2,000 years, 2,000 swine, that have been cut off and died. So why was it that I lost two of the five fish? The answer is clear – because there are 2,000 years of the church that have been lost and we cannot get back at this time. They are cut off from the kingdom! But how many fish did I land at Montauk, and how many “days” of the kingdom will we land in this Bride work? Those three fish represented the remaining 3,000 years of the church that we will receive. AND WHERE DID I CATCH THOSE FISH, AND WHERE ARE YOU NOW BEING INVITED TO ATTEND THE FIRST EVER TABERNACLES PENTECOST? AT MONTAUK, WHERE WE WILL LAND THE RIGHTS TO THE NEXT 3,000 YEARS OF THE CHURCH!
If you want to be a part of a work that will land the next 3,000 years of the church, there is one place for you to be on December 25-26. If you want to be at a place that by your presence you are asking for this man to receive and even be a signet ring on this earth, there is one place for you to be on December 25-26. If you are concerned about my family and want to see them reunited with me, there is one place for you to be on December 25-26. If you want to see Yahweh pour out His Spirit in a latter rain and thereby make Tabernacles alive and give the Bride the legal rights to ascend alive, there is one place for you to be on December 25-26. This one intercessoral place that Yahweh has set forth in His timing is – MONTAUK, MISSOURI!
What is it that sets the Remnant Bride apart from everyone and everything else? The other day I was watching “Pirates of the Caribbean” once again just for some encouragement, when something was said that was indeed very encouraging. When Captain Sparrow (as he corrected them) was about to be hung, Elizabeth’s father replied to her comment about the hanging – “Commodore Orrington is bound by the law; as are we all.”
What could be encouraging about that? We are all under law, and this includes Satan. What makes the Bride different from 2,000 years of Christianity? Christians are lawless, and the Bride seeks to understand the laws and ways of Yahweh and to operate by them. If we are “ALL” under the law (and please do not quote some scripture from Paul and say we are not, for law is government), the most encouraging thing about this is that Satan is equally under the law. We are thus on an equal playing field. This means that, though Satan may be more powerful than us, which he is, he can be utterly defeated legally, and that is precisely what we seek to do.
Whether it be gaining legal rights from Satan or reversing the Curse of 1920 or gaining the legal rights to ascend alive or effecting the restoration of all things or preparing the way for Yahshua’s return, the ONLY way these can be accomplished is legally! And as revealed in “The Legal Rights To Ascend Alive,” our gathering in Montauk is that legal act of acquiring those rights.
So what else makes this Bride unique at this time? We are walking these things out in faith. Are we fully guaranteed that what we are doing will give us the desired results? From the natural standpoint, we are not guaranteed this. But what else can we do? We see Yahweh performing a work, and in faith we have to walk it out. We cannot go by the natural, for the natural is death. We must step out and place our trust wholly in Yahweh; otherwise, we remain relegated to this world and death. Walking in faith necessitates trust and obedience and endurance, despising the risks. Too many people want to live in their comfort zone and will never leave it, relying upon their own opinion; but if we were all like that, nothing in this world would ever change and death would be our inevitable end. We must step out of our comfort zones and make ourselves vulnerable and take a risk if we are going to change the world.
That is what Montauk is all about. We have ample evidence, both Scripturally and experientially, to cause us to trust Yahweh in this called gathering, and we reach toward the prize of that call. We stepped out in faith at Trumpets and Yahweh wonderfully fulfilled His word in us. Now we step out in faith at Tabernacles Pentecost, and we look to Him again to fulfill His word.
Meet me in Montauk!
PS – I suggest you reread this e-mail in light of its importance. Given its prospect, you need to take this gathering very serious.
December 9, 2005
Subject: Turning the hearts of the fathers to the children, …
Dear Remnant Bride Inquirer,
When the restoration of temple construction was being called for by the prophet, Haggai, Yahweh declared – “The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former” (Haggai 2:9). So was the latter glory of Zerubbabel’s temple greater than that of Solomon’s temple? Not in any regard! And when Noah’s father prophesied regarding his son – “This one will give us rest from our work, and from the toil of our hands from the ground which Yahweh has cursed” (Genesis 5:29) – did he indeed give rest from the curse? Again, not in any regard!
The fact is, throughout the Bible promises and statements are made that one would think that, in context, they applied to those to whom He was addressing; but in fact, they were presented in that setting to point to a people and time in which they would later be fulfilled. Thus the natural setting or message is not the ultimate fulfillment.
In the last few years I have wondered what the true message might be in the final verse of the Old Testament – “He (Elijah) will restore the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse” (Malachi 4:6). I have anticipated that, in like regard, the message of this passage has nothing to do with the natural family.
Elijah is to prepare the way for Yahshua, and He clearly said that He did not come “to grant peace on the earth, … but rather division; for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two, and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law” (Luke 12:51-53). Does this sound like restoring the family? No! And in Matthew 10:36-37 He continued – “and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son of daughter more than Me is not worth of Me.” Obviously, to think Malachi 4:6 relates to natural fathers and children, is to wholly miss what Yahweh is truly saying, to fall short of the truth. So what is He saying? Let us see.
In Millennial John, chapter 11, regarding Lazarus, we find some clear prophetic testimonies. First, when told that Lazarus was sick, Yahshua delayed two days before going to him. Why a two day delay? Because Yahshua would delay two “days,” or 2,000 years, before going to the two-part Martha/Mary Bride. It is quite revealing that upon arriving, Martha first came out to Yahshua and said that if He had been there, Lazarus would not have died. His reply to first Remnant Martha was – go get Mary (vs. 28). Second Remnant Mary came out and fell at His feet and said the identical statement; but to her He replied – “Where have you laid him”? Thus we see that when the second Remnant work arrives, it is time for Yahshua to act.
Clearly, Lazarus is a type and picture of the Bride that is in the dead body of Christ, and must come out of it. This is of course the only place in the Bible where it says that Yahshua wept; then it says He went to the tomb “being deeply moved within.” Thus we see His deep feelings for the Bride that is being formed in this very hour. Yahshua then commanded that the stone (or, judgment) be removed and He called Lazarus forth from death.
Tommy Tillman, one of the twelve apostles, brought this account up to me and asked about the fact that Lazarus was dead for four days (vs. 39). I could not answer him. Tommy was used of Yahweh just before the Trumpets gathering to ask a question that prepared me to accept that He would add two women to the apostles; and once again he was asking a question that equally challenged me and would likewise open eyes to see that which Yahweh would do.
Tommy then suggested some truth that he thought might apply, and indeed it did. He pointed out that from Abraham to Yahshua was essentially 2,000 years, and from Yahshua to today was essentially 2,000 years, totaling 4,000 years. This was indeed the attesting reason Lazarus had been dead for specifically four days, representing these 4,000 years.
What does this mean? Yahweh always has legal links, and obviously this Bride-testimony, Lazarus, spoke to a legal link that went all the way back to Abraham, the father of faith. Quite interestingly, the Bride is a work separated from the sons of Abraham by the body of Christ. In Trumpets, 2005, page 9, we see that there were 2,000 years of the sons of Abraham, followed by 2,000 years of the body of Christ, concluded by the Bride. Yahweh always works in patterns, and this is the same pattern we see in Zechariah 4 with the two olive trees separated by the lampstand, only at a macro fulfillment. The first olive tree in this case is Abraham and his offspring, the lampstand is once again Christianity, and the second olive tree is the Remnant Bride.
So what does all of this have to do with Malachi 4:6 – “He (Elijah) will restore/return the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse”? What is it that the first resurrection will effect? It will unite the first Remnant with the second Remnant, and here we will see a like uniting.
First, who are the “fathers”? Over and over the phrase appears in the Scriptures – “Yahweh God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob” (Exodus 3:15, 16, 4:5; Deuteronomy 1:8, 6:10, 29:13, 30:20; Acts 3:13, 7:32). And in Romans 4:9-25 we see that Abraham is indeed the “father of all who believe.” Thus, repeatedly the “fathers” are Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. So how can the Lazarus Remnant Bride “restore/return the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers”?
At some point something very dramatic recorded in the Scriptures has to take place! And what is that? In first Remnant Matthew 8:11-12 and second Remnant Luke 13:28-29 we see that many will come and dine with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
“I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 8:11-12).
“In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrown out. And they will come from east and west and from north and south, and will recline at table in the kingdom of God. And behold, some are last who will be first and some are first who will be last” (Luke 13:28-30).
Let us look at some facts about this event. First, this will be an earthly event, for (1) earthly people will come relative to earthly directions of north, south, east, and west, and (2) the sons of the kingdom will be cast out and there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Furthermore, it is evidenced that this will occur in the Millennial reign, for it is a dinner in the “kingdom of heaven.” This is the “third heaven” Paul was taken up to see, and concerning which it was not lawful for him to speak – the third part of the church, which we have now entered (read The Third Heaven). Of course the kingdom of heaven has been here for 2,000 years, but that is the corrupted kingdom, and it is obvious the fathers never came in that period. In fact, this is the corrupted kingdom wherein these “sons of the kingdom,” or Christians, will lose their rights to the kingdom – they will be “cast out.” And when will this rejection overtly take place? At Carmel, December 25-26, when Yahweh has set forth the revealing test between Christians, Jews, and the Remnant Bride!
The certainty of this dinner’s association with the rejection of Christians is confirmed in that which Yahshua said immediately preceding this statement in Luke 13:28-30. In verses 23-27 we read:
And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?” And He said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘Lord, open up to us!’ then He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know where you are from.’ Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets’; and He will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you are from; depart from Me, all you evildoers.’”
As has been noted before in these writings, this is Christianity, and these are the “sons of the kingdom” who will be cast out at this highly determining test of Carmel on December 25-26. Christians had until Tabernacles, 2003, to effect the work of ascending alive, and they miserably failed! All they could do was present forth some money-making books and videos about being left behind, when in fact they will be the ones who are left behind! They will lose the rights to the kingdom. In this regard, one of the headlines of Fox News seemed strikingly fitting and undoubtedly very prophetic per this December 25 test, which read – “Churches to Close on Xmas”! The previous occasion when Christmas Day was on Sunday was in 1994, the year the Spirit came upon this man and Elijah was birthed, the same year the feminine misplaced mercy Democrats lost the House and state Governorships. That which was foreshadowed at the nations level in ’94, will undoubtedly take place at the kingdom level in ’05 – Christianity will lose the house and the right to govern!
Even more amazing, revealing the immense and incredible government and order and even timing of Yahweh, based on the Millennial calendar, December 25, 1994, would have also been a Tabernacles Pentecost! Based on this calendar, Tabernacles Pentecost falls on December 25 in 1994, 2005, and not again until 2016, or every eleven years (it has yet been determined if this pattern holds beyond this). And in both the former and the latter, neither have all the elements of Hanukkah and Haggai 2 that exist in 2005! This Tabernacles Pentecost is a highly unique and timely happening!
After the Baal efforts of Christianity came to an end at Tabernacles, 2003, Yahweh brought the Bride into the Millennial reign six months later at Passover, 2004; then transferred the office of the twelfth apostle from Satan to this man on Atonement, 2004. He began showing the Bride the relevance of a new calendar at Passover, 2005; gave us the Millennial calendar beginning August 17, 2005; confirmed it on September 14-15 when He revealed the vital truth about the Tabernacles Pentecost; established the twelve apostles with effectual intercessions at the first ever feast per the new Millennial calendar on Trumpets, October 16-17; and now brings us to the incredible hope-filled promise of the Tabernacles Pentecost test of Carmel on December 25-26! Yahweh is establishing His Elijah Bride work in the third millennium, and He is doing so legally! And it is here at this test of Carmel that we will undoubtedly see His testimony that Christianity has been cast out of the kingdom, whereupon we will begin seeing the weeping and gnashing of teeth of Christians.
But what about the clearly related promise of dining with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? The profound testimony of these passages and their context, as well as witnesses that Yahweh has given the Bride, is that it is very likely that this will be fulfilled at the Tabernacles Pentecost. This man and the Remnant Bride are the Elijah, and by Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob coming and dining with us, the Scripture will be fulfilled – “And Elijah will restore the hearts of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to the children of Abraham, and the hearts of the children of Abraham to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, lest I come and smite the land with a curse.” These are the first and the last from this 4,000 year period being united at this critical time. Dining with the “fathers” would indeed return our hearts to them and their hearts to us, for we would see each other face to face. But undoubtedly, there is more to this legally than we can see or imagine.
By literally uniting Abraham, from the beginning of the 4,000 year period, with the second Remnant, at the end of the 4,000 year period (and the beginning of the next period), Yahweh would indeed repair the breach and restore the fathers with the children of Abraham. Furthermore, it is most striking and undoubtedly legally relevant that Abraham was born 1,948 years from Adam, or 1948 from Adam, while this man was born and the test of Carmel began in 1948 AD. With Abraham here for dinner at the test of Carmel, there will be the two 1948 witnesses in one place at one time, affirming Yahweh’s choice at this critical and decisive test.
Let us look at yet another very significant legal reason Abraham would come and dine with us. We have already seen that Abraham is the “father of all who believe.” Frankly, it is questionable how much it can be said that Christians truly believe, but undoubtedly Abraham has a legal responsibility for them, even as he had a legal responsibility for Sodom. We have seen in The Issue – II, page 16, and All’s Well That Ends Well, page 2, that Christianity is mystical Sodom.
So, when Yahweh was going to consume Sodom with fire, what did He first do? He sent Yahshua to inform Abraham of His plans (Genesis 18). So, when Yahweh is now going to consume Christians with fire, what will He first do? “That which has been is that which will be,” and even as foreshadowed by natural Sodom, so it will take place with mystical Sodom – He will inform Abraham of His plans.
Did Yahshua ever dine with Abraham? Indeed He did – on this occasion per the judgment of Sodom. Abraham prepared a meal for Him. Now Yahweh is about to judge Christians, and it is entirely appropriate and evidently legally necessary that Abraham once again share a meal at this critical time. The difference this time though is that it will not be Yahshua Himself he will converse with, but with the one who stands in His office – the second golden rod.
It is quite revealing that Abraham told Sarah to make bread cakes with “three measures of fine flour” (vs. 6). This is precisely what Yahshua spoke of in Matthew 13:33 when He addressed the corruption of the kingdom of heaven, the church – “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour until it was all leavened.” Both of these look to the three parts of the church; and this was in truth the matter foreshadowed when Abraham conversed with Yahshua over natural Sodom – the burning of the third part, the third measure, of the church with fire (Zechariah 13:9). Abraham’s dinner with Yahshua actually looked to the destiny of the three-part church.
In Genesis 18:17-19 we read:
Yahweh said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed (which will now begin happening at a level the world has yet to know)? For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of Yahweh by doing righteousness and justice, so that Yahweh may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.”
As the father of faith, Abraham has a legal responsibility for Christianity; they are his children. And as such, Yahweh once again obligates Himself to tell him of His plans before He performs His judgment. So once again, what will be the result of Abraham’s plea on their behalf? A Remnant will come out of mystical Sodom under a covering, a “Lot,” which means “covering.”
The outcome of Abraham’s visit with Yahshua will have the same results as his visit with this man – a Remnant will be saved and fire will fall upon mystical Sodom Christianity. This is one more critical reason for Abraham to come – to legally intercede for the Remnant.
What else happened when Yahshua shared a meal with Abraham? Sarah was told that she would have a son, and as a result she laughed! In like manner, the Bride will laugh with joy at that which Yahweh is performing! And let it once again be declared in assuring hope in this day of fulfillment – “Is anything too difficult for Yahweh?” (vs. 14)!
It has already been mentioned here that Yahweh had already used Tommy to prepare me for Trumpets, and once again He was using him to prepare me for the Tabernacles Pentecost. But even as has been the case before wherein these truths have often come through the words or even understanding of others, so it was regarding this as well. Yahweh actually first used Eric, to whom He has given the understanding of the Millennial calendar, to tell me that someone from the Old Testament would come at the Tabernacles Pentecost; and then He showed Carroll the amazing truth of the restoration of the hearts of the fathers to the children. Yahweh is speaking to and through His Bride. Plus, it seems equally relevant that my oldest daughter, Christi, who has been used many times as a Jerusalem above in my life, has twice pressed me on the meaning of these two passages about dining with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Additionally, it is quite remarkable and attesting and confirming that this highly prophetic account regarding Lazarus, is immediately preceded by an account that took place during the Feast of Dedication (John 10:22-23), or Hanukkah! Of course Hanukkah is a part of the test of Carmel on December 25-26! It is quite revealing that in this account the Jews demanded clarification from Yahshua – “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly” (vs. 24). This is precisely what the test of Carmel is all about – resolving who is God! Is He the God of Christianity and their Christmas, of the Jews and their Hanukkah, or of the Bride and our Tabernacles Pentecost? It appears that Yahweh, as of Carmel, will no longer keep men in suspense.
It is also quite noteworthy here that Yahshua was walking in the portico of Solomon, the very place where Peter and John later healed the feet of the man who had been lame from birth (Acts 3:1-11), a testimony of the latter rain (which cannot be discussed here), and where many signs and wonders were performed at the hands of the apostles (Acts 5:12).
In further continuing seamless testimony, we read in John 11:18 – “Bethany was near Jerusalem, about fifteen stadia away.” Fifteen is the number of rest, which once again is the opportunity that lies before us. This is the challenge of Hebrews 3:12-4:9 that we face – entering into His Sabbath rest of the first resurrection. “Therefore, let us fear lest, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it” (Hebrews 4:1).
And entirely related to this and equally timely is Yahshua’s statement to unbelieving Martha – “Did I not say to you, if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” (John 11:40). At some point, the Scriptures have to become more than words that one simply reads; they must become alive and relevant and life-changing and therein deeply challenging. Where is a people who will read Hebrews 3 and 4 and John 10 and 11 and believe Yahweh to bring forth the Elijah, and match those beliefs with actions? Our hope is the promised glory of the latter rain that is the covering of the sun-clothed woman, the glory of Yahweh’s Spirit that comes upon the Bride.
Meet me in Montauk with the hope and anticipation of dining with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that the scripture might be fulfilled – “Elijah will restore the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse!”
Could this prophesied dinner really take place? Given the evidences of the Scriptures, the testimonies whereby this truth came to us, the evidence of Yahweh moving at Trumpets and laying twelve stones, the evidence of other Bride events as well since Passover, 2005, the legal relevance of this union, the fact that we are now in the Millennial reign and Yahweh has given us His Millennial calendar, and the awesomeness of the days ahead wherein the way will be prepared for Yahshua’s return, this is highly likely, or even inevitable.
Meet me in Montauk!
December 12, 2005
Subject: Intercession and ascending alive
Dear Remnant Bride Inquirer,
In October, 1981, this man was instructed by the Holy Spirit to ask for an example in the flesh for my life. My thoughts were that that example would be a former pastor for whom I had a great deal of respect and admiration at the time, but that was not to be the case. In obedience I asked for that example in the flesh for my life, and received the unexpected answer – Rees Howells.
Rees lived a most unusual life, which was recorded in the book, Rees Howells, Intercessor, by Norman Grubb. Obviously, I highly recommend the book, having read it several times myself. As indicated by the book’s title, Rees was an intercessor, and such was to be the testimony of my own life. If you read the book, you will find that intercession is far more than just prayer; it is gaining authority before Yahweh through identification. Personal identification through specific acts gives one much needed authority.
Of course Yahshua is our chief example of an intercessor. It was not sufficient that He simply come before Yahweh on our behalf; but He first had to identify with us, becoming like us in all respects. Without that identification He lacked the authority to come to our defense. His identification with man gave Him the authority to deliver man.
Since that prayer, and even before then, Yahweh placed upon this man many intercessions. Please allow me to share some of those with you. I will try to keep them brief.
The first intercession placed upon me since my walk with Yahshua was one of failure. In 1972 Yahweh called me to open a Christian coffee house near the college campus. But instead, I listened to my wife and sought the security of a college degree. Seven years later Yahweh showed me that I had missed Him in this, and it had cost me seven years of my life. The grief of that was so immense that it deeply molded me to want to never miss Him again. Intercessorally, I had identified with mark-of-the-beast-seven Christianity and had gained a right concerning it.
The first sacrifice I embraced was my own decision. When I would fast, I would get a headache, and did not want anything to control my flesh like that. I had enough problems with the flesh, so I sacrificed coffee as a toehold over the flesh.
Next though, Yahweh told me to quit drinking tea. I was certainly willing to obey, but I told Him I would do this, but He had to remove the desire from me. I did not want to sit around lusting over tea, for I was a big tea drinker. He did so, and I have not drank caffeinated tea since.
All of this took place in the 70’s, including the next matter. I was an avid deer hunter as well, never missing the hunting season. In fact, it provided our meat for the year, and I always got my limit the first two days of the season. One year Yahweh told me to stop deer-hunting. I questioned if that was Yahweh, so I went anyway. After the first day of a first-time unsuccessful hunt, I told my wife that evening around the fire – “I guess He meant what He said.” Sure enough, I got no deer that year, and in obedience set hunting aside. About fifteen years later He renewed my right to hunt, and in January, 1994, I went out and shot five deer and a ram!
Then in 1981 I read Rees Howells, Intercessor and the Holy Spirit identified him as my example. From that point on, sacrifices like these just mentioned became extremely meaningful and valuable. That same year, Yahweh began teaching me the death principle. To begin with, He had called me into the pastorate and had called us to move to Dallas; and then He killed that calling and I had to get a job cleaning carpets. From that time on I fasted pastoring – until now, the test of Carmel. In Micah 7:14-20 we read:
Shepherd Your people with Your scepter,
The flock of Your possession
Which dwells by itself in the woodland,
In the midst of Carmel
Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead (the balm of Gilead)
As in the days of old.
"As in the days when you came out from the land of Egypt,
I will show you miracles." …
Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity
And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession?
He does not retain His anger forever,
Because He delights in unchanging love.
He will again have compassion on us;
He will tread our iniquities under foot
Yes, You will cast all their sins
Into the depths of the sea.
You will give truth to Jacob
And unchanging love to Abraham,
Which You swore to our forefathers
From the days of old.
In September, 1982, He called me to fast all deserts. Frankly, even more than tea, I liked deserts, and had something sweet to eat after every noon and evening meal. Once again I told Him that I would obey, but He had to remove my desire for them, for I did not want to sit around lusting for deserts. He did so, and that intercession lasted for fifteen years, including no soft drinks, jams and jellies, syrups, candies, or basically anything sweet, other than fruits or honey. I specifically requested He allow me to eat honey, and He granted that. One day in 1997, I was standing on the back porch and He told me – “You can eat deserts now.” But frankly, after fifteen years of fasting deserts, it broke the hold in my life and I seldom eat them.
Also in the early eighties, He spoke to me another intercessoral obedience. On this occasion He told me three things – “No doodling, no heavy petting, television is not for you.” In the writing, A Lesson From Intercession, the significance of these three things was addressed. Yahweh has held me to these three things, and has given me the fruit that comes from obeying His called sacrifices, especially in the realm of seeing things that others have never seen or even considered, and giving me the ability to write things that no man, and certainly not myself, could write. This intercession has given me much needed authority to see and understand Remnant Bride truth, and to write it down for you to learn.
In 1982 I began the work with the poor, and began to grow a beard as a way to identify with the street people whom we were attempting to help. Also about this same time, upon rereading Rees Howells, Intercessor, Yahweh spoke to me concerning the Nazirite vow, which Rees took for a season. As a result, for what turned out to be for a year, I did not cut my hair, which grew down to my shoulders. Then one day through three events, I knew the intercession was complete and surprised everyone by coming home with normal hair.
In the summer of 1986, at a home school picnic, I made a vow to Yahweh that I would not celebrate until I could celebrate with the poor and the needy in a facility that I could provide for them. How could I celebrate, unless the needy could celebrate as well? This was a point of identification with the needy. I thought this might last for a year or two; but no, it was seven years before that vow was fulfilled. At Thanksgiving, 1993, I celebrated for the first time at the Sonshine House home for women and children. The cost of that vow was great, for it meant for seven years no participation in any holidays, birthdays, or any celebratory events; and Yahweh held me to it, including not going to my parent’s fiftieth wedding anniversary. While my family and others celebrated these things, I would stay at home and be alone with Yahweh.
One might think this was over the top and excessive, but my example in the flesh, Rees Howells, said concerning some of the unusual intercessions he went through, that he never complained for he knew he could always be called to an intercession as Isaiah and go naked and barefoot for three years (Isaiah 20). In comparison, our intercessions were quite conservative.
There were many other things He called me to that were very painful and costly. I obeyed Him and started a thrift store, that I really did not want to do or did I enjoy. Once I complained about how the store was doing and told Him that I did not ask for that store, that it was His idea and His business, and it looked like He could do a better job running His business. He answered me, and it was an answer to which I said no more. He replied – “I’m not building a business, I’m building a man.” This He spoke on May 6, 1985.
At the end of 1985 He gave me the design for a marvelous board game called Servant’s Heart. It was a wonderful game with a great purpose in playing it – to learn the value in having a servant’s heart. But pride entered my heart pertaining to it and on January 21, 1986, Yahweh told me to let it die. It was like losing one of my children, and I grieved over the prospect of its death, but let it die. When I did so, Yahweh then told me – “I have given you the authority to put your foot on the neck of pride,” for which any price is worth that gain. But you will notice, as is the way of Yahweh, I first had to obey.
During those years I was walking around the block one night, seeking Yahweh, when He asked me – “Are you willing to pay the price, so that others can receive the reward without paying it?” I knew very well the value of suffering so as to gain the reward, and did not think others would appreciate the reward if they did not pay the price; but even so, He had asked me, and I knelt down and told Him that I was willing to pay that price. Little did I know at the time how high that price would be, for it eventually cost me everything I had, including my family (which I had already given to Him around 1976), and even my own life.
During that time I suffered repeated painful disappointments in trying to obtain a home for the needy. Finally, eleven years after we were called to that work, in 1992 we started construction on the Sonshine House ranch for women and children. Then when the Hoy Spirit came upon me in June, 1994, the little book that was oh so sweet to my mouth, became very, very bitter to my stomach! On August 7, Yahweh told me to become a Mephibosheth and give everything I had gained through thirteen years of ministry, to the man who was my Ziba (2 Samuel 19:24-30). Everything for which I had lived for thirteen years, I joyfully walked away from for the hope of obeying Yahweh and gaining the latter rain.
When the Spirit came upon me, He also dealt with me about not eating meat, effecting an intercession to not eat the flesh teachings of men (Numbers 11:4, 31-34). I asked the family to join with me in this (I had never asked them to join with me in an intercession before), and they did so. That intercession itself lasted for nine years.
Numerous intercessions were entered after that time. Eventually I realized that some of the things I saw and was led to do were just that – intercessions that were types that I was to walk out, always giving hope, but still pointing to and awaiting the promised fulfillment. This eventually took a toll on my family, starting with a trip to Georgia in 1996 when I became a Jonah. They saw me as a failure, and eventually as a false prophet, and finally rejected me.
There were many, many extraordinarily painful times. I can remember a time when I very sincerely told Yahshua that a few hours on the cross looked very attractive; to get my incredible pain over so quickly, would frankly have been a relief. There was a day when I could not bear any more pain and loss and disappointment, and went out to the place where I had lost my second daughter, Rebekah, at my own personal test of Carmel. I laid prostrate on the ground with such weight that I was like a dead man. But there I gave my will to Yahweh and told Him that He had taken me so very low; but that if He wanted to take me lower yet, I gave Him that right; and He took it! From there my life in my pursuit of the Bride proceeded to a point that I dreaded that the sun would rise again the next day, and wondered if it would ever be different. With Solomon, I passionately declared a number of times – “I hate life” (Ecclesiastes 2:17)!
Life stayed that way for me to its bitter end on March 31, 2004, when a legal separation against me filed in court by my wife was finally reversed (the reversal was actually filed in court on April 2). Only days before I had actually lost the case in court and it was a fateful Uzza for me – coming to the utter end of my strength! Then on April 6, Kyle Nixon, Peter Douglas, Brendan McElroy, and I had a Passover meal together, and life for me has never been the same. I crossed the Jordan, leaving my own personal wilderness behind!
While the severe hardship has gone, the walk of faith has continued to this very day, and the whirlwind of revelation and activity since then is evidenced by the resulting seventeen incredible writings.
These are only some of the intercessions I have been led through since 1972 and the day when the Holy Spirit gave me Rees Howells as my example in the flesh. Since 1981 I have lived to intercede; it has been the life-force and source of hope I have gained from since reading Rees Howells, Intercessor. I see its power and its necessity; and I hope that the greatest intercession imaginable is just before me. Let me explain.
A week or so ago, Eric called and told me that there had been something pressing on him that he could not put away. Carroll had talked with him about two weeks before and wanted to know how long the disciples tarried in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit. It is traditionally believed that it was for ten days, though this is never stated. But Eric told him that the time they tarried was actually eight days. Therefore, Carroll was going to come here eight days before the Tabernacles Pentecost to tarry for the Holy Spirit.
But Eric got something in his spirit at that point that he could not dismiss, much like it was when Yahweh showed him the Millennial calendar. The idea for the calendar came to him and in his mind he thought it would not work, but it pressed on him so persistently that he ceased what he was doing and sat down and examined it; and sure enough it did work, amazingly well. So he finally called me that evening and shared what he once again could not ignore – that I would ascend alive into heaven eight days before the Tabernacles Pentecost!
In response, I began sharing with him about the possibilities of that being the case. The Holy Spirit had already brought to my mind before this that Yahshua’s statement in John 14:16-17 was not recorded just for knowledge sake, but for instruction for us today – “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, ….” If Yahshua, the first golden rod, asked the Father that He would send the Holy Spirit, it seemed necessary that the second golden rod would have to do likewise. Only, I did not consider that it too would equally have to be by going to the Father.
And as we talked, the pattern that Yahshua set became evident as well. It was quite striking that there were two eight-day periods in Yahshua’s ascensions to heaven during His days here following His resurrection – at the beginning and at the end. The first was after He came out of the grave and was gone for eight days (John 20:26). Of course this was legally necessary in order for Him to restore His Nazirite vow, which was an eight day process (Numbers 6:9-12). The second eight days in heaven were when He ascended eight days before Pentecost, wherein not only did the disciples tarry in Jerusalem for that time, but He would have done so as well, asking the Father to send the Holy Spirit. Therefore, I was not surprised that this could equally be the case for this man.
I am by Yahweh’s choice an intercessor, and have lived my life for that purpose. Based on Yahshua’s testimony of His own eight days intercession wherein He made request of the Father, as well as the tarrying that He told the disciples to do likewise, as well as the fact that He specifically commanded them “not to leave Jerusalem” during that time, a type of Jerusalem above, it would be entirely fitting and possibly legally essential that this man indeed ascend alive to Jerusalem above on the eighth day before the Tabernacles Pentecost to intercede and ask of the Father that He would once again send the Holy Spirit.
Quite interestingly, this departure would be December 18, which on the Millennial calendar would be the first day of the ninth month. Numbers 10:10 and Psalm 81:3 tell us that on the first of each month a trumpet was to sound, which we also know is a call to ascend alive (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).
As a called intercessor who has lived his life for this very purpose, one cannot imagine what the possibility of this means to me. As an intercessor, it would be the greatest privilege possible to go before the Father and perform an intercession that is pleasing to Him. Having lived my life on this earth to intercede and spent many holidays alone with Him while others celebrated, having sacrificed many pleasures for the purpose of giving pleasure to my heavenly Father, having been called to pay the price so that others can receive the reward, the crowning opportunity of my life would be to go before Him, and in the same spirit in which this man has delighted here on earth, present myself in intercession for man. If the disciples were commanded to tarry in Jerusalem for eight days, it very likely foreshadowed that this man must tarry in Jerusalem above for eight days.
Eric also mentioned later that since we are Nazirites, even defiled Nazirites, the eight days in heaven may also be a period wherein our vow would likewise be restored. Since Eric is the one whom Yahweh has used to know His timing per the Millennial calendar, I regarded these things he said here with appropriate relevance. He also told me at that time that someone would be returning with me, and in the days following, the reality of that likelihood certainly became more evident, as presented in the last e-mail. And recently he pointed out as well that two others have ascended alive – Enoch and Elijah – and as a testimony of completion, my ascension would be the third.
Furthermore, it appears at this time that the most likely timing for the Bride to ascend alive would be at Trumpets, 2007. There are many things pointing to this, including a three-and-a-half year ministry period beginning when we entered into the Millennial period at Passover, 2004. Also, Yahweh led me in the ministry to the poor from 1982 into 1994, or thirteen years (all years inclusive). But it now appears that that time was actually an intercession in itself, a price to be paid for the Bride work. From 1994, when the Bride work began, to 2007, the Bride’s ascension, is equally thirteen years. Also, both are eleven-and-two-year patterns. We know the Bride will ascend alive, and my own ascension would give great hope, an anchor within the veil, that that day indeed is coming soon.
Also, it is evident that people have an evil unbelieving heart as written in Hebrews 3:12, and are truly stuck in the mud of this flesh and this world. Praise Yahweh for the believing hearts of these last-days apostles, as well as others; but most of you who read this remain unbelieving and unresponsive. It is obvious that Yahweh must do in you what you are unable to do in and of yourself; and for this man to ascend alive, some of you would finally believe and obey and be drawn out of your pit like a Jeremiah who sank down into the mud (Jeremiah 38:6-13), and come to the Tabernacles Pentecost. You are equally stuck in mud in a pit and you cannot deliver yourself, so Yahweh must send His Spirit and get you out of this flesh life in which you are entrapped. It is quite obvious He alone can set you free, can set any of us free.
Even as it is written nine verses later in Jeremiah 38:22, so it is true with many of you:
Your close friends
Have mislead and overpowered you;
While your feet were sunk in the mire (this flesh life),
They turned back.
This has happened with Bride believers, both close to this man and many I am certain with whom I have not even heard from – their feet are sunk in the mire of the flesh life. But it seems quite evident that Yahweh must pull you from this miry pit.
We read concerning the dinner with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that “many” will come and dine with them. For this man to ascend alive, this would indeed take place. Many would undoubtedly then come!
A few days before Eric told me this about ascending, I had a day in which I felt utter weakness. I have learned somewhat to accept these times, for strength is perfected in weakness. At one point I went to take a shower and simply crumpled down on the shower floor and called out to Yahweh that if He did not strengthen me, I was paralyzed in weakness and could do nothing. I placed my heart before Him and later went to the little lake close to the house. While I was talking with a man who is frequently there, he said to me – “There’s your eagle.” (He did not know of my weakness at that time, but said this on his own.) An adult bald eagle was flying over the lake and landed in a tree just on the other side. The man who spoke this goes there almost daily, and had gone to that lake since he was a boy, and this was the first time he had ever seen an eagle there.
I took great hope, for even then I was still very much aware of how weak I was, and of course recalled the passage – “But they that wait upon Yahweh will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings as eagles; they will run and not be weary; and they will walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).
For 2,000 years the church has only been able to hope for a strengthening of their spirit, soul, and body that causes them to endure in this natural flesh, in this mud existence. But today the Bride has the hope of the fulfillment of this passage in the way it is truly to be fulfilled – to mount up with wings as eagles and ascend alive. I take hope that I had that very weak day wherein He brought an eagle, so as to point me to His promise – that I will wait, and mount up with wings as eagles.
I am also encouraged that in 2002 when Yahshua came that year in a man who was to suffer and be acquainted with grief, I saw an eagle then as well. This too was a very rare occasion. At that same place, I also had a vision of Yahshua’s face, and then a vision of myself as a Job. And the hope in all of that as well is to rise up with wings as eagles and ascend alive! I am confident His signet ring would be certain then.
Will I indeed ascend alive on December 18, eight days before Tabernacles Pentecost? Obviously, Yahweh knows. All I know is that what I see points to it. Yahweh is performing this work; we have taken our sandals off. And as it is written per the dinner between Yahshua and Abraham – “Is anything too difficult for Yahweh?” (Genesis 18:14). Someday the Bride must ascend alive; and my ascension would give great assurance to that coming event. It will also bring the “many” to the Tabernacles Pentecost that are to come. And if I depart, you can pretty much count on Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob returning with me.
Concerning Abraham, it is quite interesting that he gave a tithe to the king of Salem, Melchizedek (Genesis 14:17-20). As a Bride member, I will reign with Yahshua on this earth as a king in His kingdom. He is King of kings, and we are the kings. Living in Salem, Missouri, I am the king of Salem and a “priest of God Most High;” and father Abraham has a legal right over the spoils of mystical Sodom, Christianity. Therefore, it is very likely that Abraham will tithe to me, giving me the legal rights to a tithe out of the body of Christ, a legal right to the Remnant Bride that comes out of the body. “That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So, there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Abraham will tithe to the king of Salem.
Why do I write these things to you now, in advance? First, it is to be honest with what I see and what seems to be evidenced and unfolding. I have come this far by being honest; and when it comes to a matter that stretches us, as indeed this does, I must still be honest. The twelve apostles were established at Trumpets, the White Sox won with eight straight games, Yahweh sent me out on August 29 as a raven and I identified the Bride, He gave us His Millennial calendar and an understanding of a Tabernacles Pentecost, the convergence of all the testimonies of the test of Carmel on December 25-26 are unmistakably profoundly incomparable, etc., so how can I shrink back from what I now see? Rod McKuen once said – “You can’t really live until you make yourself vulnerable.” I choose to live.
There is a second reason to write this to you. After Yahshua declared to the disciples that He would ask the Father to send the Holy Spirit, He went on to add – “Now I have told you before it comes to pass, that when it comes to pass, you may believe” (John 14:29). Thus I implore you, if you receive an e-mail from the apostles informing you that I did indeed ascended alive, let nothing stand in your way to get here to Salem, Missouri (Montauk State Park). When I return, and I will be back on the 25th, undoubtedly I will have three dinner guests with me.
Eric and Linda, as well as Kim and Carroll, with his believing friend, Mark, are coming here early so as to watch with me on the 18th. Again, if you get an e-mail from them, it is real; and I think you will know it when you read it. Get here to Montauk!
The first vision Yahweh ever gave this man, beginning this thirty-three year journey, was one in which I ascended alive to Yahshua who was standing at the pinnacle of a tall slender mountain of boulders. That vision was in 1972. Since then, I have often had to recall the message of that vision – to look into His face and not be impeded or distracted by potential perils that could destroy me (and there have been many). This has especially been true since 1994. If I am honored to make this intercession before Yahweh, my ascension to Yahshua will simply be a culmination of a life in which I have had to look into His face and not at the boulders that have often threatened my destruction. That which I have lived on this earth, will simply come to its fulfillment – the climactic crowning intercession of personally going before the Father, asking Him to send the latter rain of the Holy Spirit in order to form the concluding olive tree.
“Enoch walked with God; and he was no more, for God took him” (Genesis 5:24, Hebrews 11:5). Enoch was the seventh generation from Adam (Jude 14); today, we have entered the seventh Millennium. Enoch was 365 years old when he ascended, the number of days that make a complete period of solar time, a year. After Enoch, Noah also “walked with God” (Genesis 6:9, the only two of whom this was spoken), and he and the seven ascended alive by the flood. There were two ascensions, two testimonies – one a man, one a company (“obedient people”); one before the flood, one by the flood. And the former prophesied:
"Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him" (Jude 14-15).
The outstanding quality of the Bride is that it first effects matters legally. If I ascend alive and bring back Abraham, very importantly, everything will have been legally accomplished – intercession before the Father and a legal right to the tithe from mystical Sodom. And frankly, as Saul foreshadowed, in order to be able to handle all that must take place in the days leading up to Yahshua’s return, I need to “be changed into another man” (1 Samuel 10:6)!
Meet me in Montauk!
December 14, 2005
Subject: The three Magi
Dear Remnant Bride Inquirer,
“Regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God: ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead but of the living” (Matthew 22:31-32).
In John 8:56, Yahshua likewise said:
“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day; and he saw it and was glad.”
When the Magi went on their journey to give gifts to Yahshua, in Matthew 2:3 we read that their visit and message troubled Herod, “and all Jerusalem with him.” These men from the east, who are traditionally three in number, brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh to give to the new-born King. The Scriptures do not give their names, nor do they specifically tell from where they came. They are a mystery.
Recently, through a set of circumstances, Kyle came to see and believe that these men who troubled all Jerusalem were indeed three in number, and were in fact Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This would explain the above verses, particularly why Yahshua said – “Abraham rejoiced to see My day; and he saw it and was glad.” Kyle is persuaded that Abraham was literally there following Yahshua’s birth, rejoicing to see the day of the Son of God.
Could this be true? Of course it could be. “God is not the God of the dead but of the living,” and for the father of faith to witness this day would have been entirely fitting. But whether this is literally true or even a type, it clearly speaks regarding the days before us.
These gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, remind us of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, or in like testimony the gifts that Holy Spirit representative, Eliezer, brought to Bride representative, Rebekah.
Whether in type or in reality, if Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob brought gifts to the new-born King, would it not be that if these three come to Montauk on December 25 to have a meal with us, they too would bring gifts to the “new-born” Bride, and equally rejoice in the long awaited day of the second coming of the King? Is it any wonder then that Steve Jones’ most excellent and accurate accounting of the timing of events, tells us that the Magi arrived in Bethlehem, giving their gifts, on December 25?
That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9).
Yahshua was born September 29, 2 BC, and the Magi came December 25, three months later. Why did they delay three months? Is this not a type of the 3,000 year period the church was supposed to receive? But “for the sake of the elect those days shall be cut short” to 2,000 years. Is it not then time for Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to come and bring their gifts 2,000 years later, once again on December 25?
Which gifts do you want? Those which are from below and will perish, or those which are from above and are everlasting?
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December 15, 2005
Subject: The latter rain and ascending alive
Dear Remnant Bride Inquirer,
In Acts 2-4 we find two testimonies – one an actual account of the former rain, and the other a foreshadowing testimony of the latter rain. Of course the former rain is recorded in Acts 2, concluding with the statement that they were holding all things in common (2:44-46); while the latter rain testimony begins with Peter and John going to the temple to pray, and likewise concludes with the same statement – they held all things in common (4:32-35). This is just the beginning of the similarities and messages of these two important revealing accounts.
The former testimony took place at the “third hour” (2:15), while the latter took place at the “ninth hour” (Acts 3:1). These are the very hours that attest to Yahshua’s crucifixion – from the third to the ninth hour – evidencing the period of the crucifixion of the body of Christ, flanked on each side by the two sons of fresh oil (Zechariah 4). In Mark 15:25 we read – “It was the third hour when they crucified Him.” And in Matthew 27:45-50, it was at “the ninth hour,” at the end of the equally revealing three hours of darkness, that His crucifixion period was complete and He drank the sour wine and yielded up His spirit. Thus, the former rain at the third hour evidenced the beginning of the crucifixion of the body of Christ, and the latter rain testimony at the ninth hour looked to the end of the crucifixion period; again, the attesting two sons of fresh oil.
Furthermore, the former received the testimony of a “rushing mighty wind” (2:2), while the latter received the testimony of being “shaken” (4:31). In Ezekiel 37 we see the same two testimonies. Ezekiel spoke and there was “a shaking; and the bones came together, bone to bone” (vs. 7). And then he prophesied to the breath that the four winds “blow on these slain, that they come to life” (vs. 9). And they “stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.”
These two manifestations of the shaking and the wind seen in Ezekiel 37, were evidenced in the former and latter rains, though in reverse (which is common per the two Remnant). But the breath given to the first Remnant will indeed come as the Bride is formed in the second Remnant, with the outcome being the same – “an exceedingly great army”!
Additionally, the former rain was attested with the adding of 3,000 (vs. 2:41), while the latter rain was attested with the adding of 5,000 (4:4). Evidenced in Esther when the men of Susa were slain, we find the same digits, only at the hundreds level – 500 slain on the thirteenth, and 300 on the fourteenth. Once again these testify to these two outpourings of the Spirit, the latter rain and the former rain, the 5,000 and the 3,000. The truth of this is equally evidenced in that Susa (or, Shushan) means “lily.” In fact the Hebrew word for “lily” is “shushan.” Thus in Song of Solomon 2:1-2 the Bride is called “the lily (shushan) of the valleys.” “Like a lily (shushan) among the thorns, so is my darling among the maidens.” This is the Bride that is hidden in the valley of the body of Christ where there are the cares of this world, the thorns. Thus the two-blow deaths at Shushan paid the price for and evidenced the latter and the former rains. (Once again we see this common reversal of the two Remnant testimonies.)
Adding yet another testimony, at both the former rain, as well as in the account per of the latter rain, Peter stood up to speak. In the former rain he spoke of Yahshua’s foreknown death and resurrection. In the account per the latter rain, he began once again by speaking of Yahshua, but then spoke of “the period of restoration of all things,” where we are today, and the man who would be from “your brethren,” the latter rain Elijah (3:19-23). This is a critical and very revealing difference.
It is also very noteworthy that this latter rain testimony bears the identification of taking place in the portico of Solomon” (3:11), the place where Yahshua walked at Hanukkah (John 10:23), which is a part of the test of Carmel on December 25-26.
Clearly we see in these two accounts the testimonies of the former and the latter rains. (I am grateful for Yahweh using my friend, Phillip Kessler, to initially point out this truth.) But the very important question arises for us today – What event was it that began the latter rain testimony?
We see in Acts 3:1 that Peter and John “were going to the temple at the ninth hour (again, at the end of the period of the crucified body of Christ), the hour of prayer.” There they saw a man who had been lame from his mother’s womb. Acts 4:22 tells us he was forty years old, once again another testimony of the end of the period of Christianity, the forty Jubilee wilderness period. This man was “at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful.”
Peter fixed his gaze upon him and said – “Look at us!” He told him that he had no sliver or gold, but commanded him in Yahshua’s name to walk, and took him by the hand and “raised him up”; and immediately he walked. Let me get straight to the point.
If I ascend in any fashion on the eighteenth, it will fulfill that which this account prophesies. This clear latter rain testimony began with a man lame in his feet who was “raised up.” On August 7, 1994, Yahweh told me to become a Mephibosheth and give everything I had to my Ziba. I obeyed Him and willingly became a Mephibosheth. Intercessorally, I am legally “lame in my feet,” which was the case with Mephibosheth. By legally becoming lame in my feet through obedience, I can be lifted up by Peter – “and seizing him by his right hand, he raises him up.” If I am raised up in any fashion before the Tabernacles Pentecost, including being raised up to heaven by the equal work and command by Peter, who is in the temple praying (Revelation 6:9-11) at the ninth hour, this will begin the latter rain and have the same dramatic effect as it did in Acts 3.
Also, this took place at the gate Beautiful. My Alzheimer father’s last coherent words to me were – “Gary, you have a beautiful face; Gary, you have a beautiful face.” The truth Yahweh has shown this man face to face is the gate Beautiful, that which makes possible the outpouring of the latter rain.
But this act of ascension will only be the beginning; because if I am lifted up, He will draw many to me and it will be fulfilled as it is written regarding those dry bones – and they “stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army”!
Because I obeyed and gave up everything in order to become a Mephibosheth, I will ascend alive. Will you answer the call to be a Mephibosheth and give up everything as well? It will be the only way for you to be able to ascend alive.
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