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Even as this writing neared completion, the marvelous truth revealed in this section came to light.  It is incredible and confirming beyond comparison!


In previous writings, including Whose Coming Is Through Water and Blood, page 3, we have seen that the church in Smyrna is prophetic of the first Remnant, and the church in Philadelphia is prophetic of the second Remnant.  What you are going to learn now will confirm this beyond any doubt, and add some highly revealing truth regarding the clearly associated twelfth apostle.


Concerning the church in Philadelphia, we read:


"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:  ‘He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:


“I know your deeds.  Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.


Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie – I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you.


Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.


I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.


He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.


He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches”'” (Revelation 3:7-13).


You just read about the second Remnant.  And note some very important things:


·      “The key of David” is associated with the second Remnant.

·      He who opens doors and no one shuts, and shuts doors and no one opens, opens a door which no one can shut.

·      The synagogue of Satan bows down at their feet.

·      They keep the word of His perseverance.

·      Yahshua is coming quickly.

·      He who overcomes will be made a pillar in the temple.


We point these out because a significant part of them are actually a quote from Isaiah 22.  Let us now read Isaiah 22:15-23.


Thus says the Lord Yahweh of hosts,

"Come, go to this steward,

To Shebna, who is in charge of the household:

‘What right do you have here,

And whom do you have here,

That you have hewn a tomb for yourself here,

You who hew a tomb on the height,

You who carve a resting place for yourself in the rock?

Behold, Yahweh is about to hurl you headlong, O man.

And He is about to grasp you firmly

And roll you tightly like a ball,

To be cast into a vast country;

There you will die

And there your splendid chariots will be,

You shame of your master's house.

I will depose you from your office,

And I will pull you down from your station.

Then it will come about in that day,

That I will summon My servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah,

And I will clothe him with your tunic,

And tie your sash securely about him.

I will entrust him with your authority,

And he will become a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.

Then I will set the key of the house of David on his shoulder,

When he opens no one will shut,

When he shuts no one will open.

I will drive him like a peg in a firm place,

And he will become a throne of glory to his father's house.’”


Verses have been highlighted here to draw your attention to them.  First, you see that this passage directly relates to the church at Philadelphia, thus applying specifically to the second Remnant.  Also, if you will take the time to read verses 1 through 14, you will see a clear description of the breach of Christianity in what is called the “valley of vision,” or truly the lack thereof.  Again, these verses describe the breach, the valley, Gehenna, the cleft in the rock with His hand over them, hades (”to not see”), and Satan is in charge of it.


Who then is this unfaithful steward who was in charge of the household?  Of course he is none other than Satan, who as the twelfth apostle for the last 2,000 years has clearly been in charge of the household of faith, the church.  But like a Vashti, he has been unfaithful, and even as Vashti was replaced and Shebna was replaced, so Satan is replaced.  Thus we see in the church in Philadelphia the affirming testimony wherein the synagogue of Satan bows down to them.


Also, there is no way the Eliakim spoken of here who receives the office of another can be Yahshua Himself, for Yahshua does not receive His authority from one who is pulled down.  His authority is from above, from the Father, even from the beginning (John 17:2); so this cannot be speaking of Yahshua, but of another.


So who is this one who receives the office and the authority of him who has been deposed, the one whose fulfillment is identified with the church in Philadelphia, the one to whom the synagogue of Satan will bow down?  The answer is obvious.  He is the twelfth apostle who receives the office which Satan has occupied for 2,000 years.  He is the Eliakim, whose name means “whom God has established, set up.”


“I will depose you from your office,

And I will pull you down from your station.

Then it will come about in that day,

That I will summon My servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah,

And I will clothe him with your tunic,

And tie your sash securely about him.

I will entrust him with your authority.”


Yahweh has established the office of the twelfth apostle, and the key to the house of David is on his shoulder.  What he opens, no one will shut, and what he closes, no one will open, because he stands in the office of Yahshua.


He has the key to understanding not only the Scriptures, but even the riddles, which is critical for being in the first resurrection.  In this regard, there  is already a writing here called The Key to Their Understanding .  By standing in that office, he has the authority invested in it to unseal the book (Revelation 5) and for knowledge to increase (Daniel 12:4, 9-10).  There is no way the things that are being seen here are possible, short of a legal right that would come with that office.


Here then we find the undisputable tie between this one who replaces Satan, and the testimony of the second Remnant per the church in Philadelphia.  Once again we continue to witness this seamless garment of truth!



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