THE ISSUE - II
CONT., page 6
THE BREACH BEGINS
Let us now see what happens next in Solomon's life. Following the 666 talents of gold, a statement is made regarding the greatness, fame, and wisdom of Solomon, and how he made wealth so plentiful. But then we see Solomon's downfall - he "loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh." The mark of the beast was then applied. Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines, and they turned his heart away from Yahweh with all their false gods and idols. Solomon gave in to their practices and built "high places," or places of sacrifice and worship to their gods. For these sins, Yahweh told Solomon - "I will surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant. Nevertheless I will not do it in your days for the sake of your father David, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son. However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen" (1 Kings 11:11-13).
At this point, the account of Solomon's kingdom basically comes to a close. 1 Kings 11:14 states - "Then Yahweh raised up an adversary to Solomon." This adversary was Hadad, an Edomite. From the very identity of him as "an adversary," one would suspect his representation as our adversary - "the devil." He is the one who calls good evil, and evil good. Yahweh also raised up other "adversaries" - Rezon, as well as Jeroboam, an Ephraimite whom we will see took the kingdom away from Solomon's son.
All of this that we just covered is the basic account of the forty year reign of Solomon. From the standpoint of all that Solomon did and said, it is an amazingly short account. And from the standpoint that the natural precedes the spiritual, we would be wise and discerning to learn from this unique and telling information regarding the "kingdom of Yahweh." Much insight can be gained if we consider what Yahweh is showing us in this pattern, this mirror image, this riddle of the kingdom of God received by the church.
This point marks a transition, and before advancing further, we need to lay some groundwork. Let us ask a question. When did the church begin? On Pentecost, you answer. Very true; indeed it did. The church is the kingdom of God on earth, and that kingdom was first given to the first Remnant on Pentecost. What happened to the church? With the stoning of Stephen, the first Remnant period ended. But the fact is, Pentecost produced a very distinct and very important work we call the first Remnant; and in this beginning, that work was indeed the church, the "ecclasia," or the "called out ones" (as the word "church" means in the Greek). So, what is it then we call this 2,000 year old work from Stephen's stoning to today? In truth it is the continuation of the church, but not like the beginning first "son of fresh oil." Yahweh identifies this nearly 2,000 year period as - the breach. Why? Because it is the gulf, the "very large valley," the great span of the corrupted kingdom in which men ceased to be under the anointing of the first Pentecost that separates the former and latter rain two Remnants. Thus, Christianity is the breach between these two anointed "fresh oil" Remnants. It is the "very large valley" between the two parts of the divided Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4). It is the time when men do not follow the teachings of Yahshua to "give up all his own possessions" (apart from which one cannot be His disciple - Luke 14:33) and hold all things in common, as at the beginning. Rather, this period became the breach in what the true church or kingdom was supposed to be and fulfill.
Let us take a close look at what took place at this transition. Following the marking of the kingdom with the pivotal 7 by the selection of the men to perform the apostle's work, Stephen was taken before the Council of Jews, gave his lengthy witness, and was stoned; while the one who was to take the new mantle of the church sat to the side, and those who were "the witnesses" at the trial laid their robes at his feet. Then - BOOM! The entire beginning of the church, the uniquely anointed first Remnant, disintegrated! Two sentences say it all - "And on that day a great persecution arose against the church in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. And some devout men buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him" (Acts 8:1-2). Most assuredly there should have been "loud lamentation," for at that moment the first Remnant experience was gone, over with, at its end! Never again do we read of the lifestyle, community, power, and love those beginning ones shared. THE BREACH HAD BEGUN, and the uniqueness of the first Remnant experience, the anointing the church should have had leading up to the return of Yahshua, the anointing that was and is so desperately needed, was gone! "Loud lamentation"? Justifiably so! For the breach, the 2,000 year long separation from the rain of the Spirit, had begun. Lament, oh church, for it was to be almost 2,000 years before rain would come again - the latter rain that brings life to our dry and desolate earthly bodies.
Thus, the transition was made, the apostles having forsaken the teachings and ways of Yahshua by refusing to take the last seat and serve the widows; giving that role to 7 men, and then the stoning of Stephen, in truth the mantle was then laid at Saul's or Paul's feet. This is not the way mantles are supposed to be transferred. The mantle is supposed to fall from the sky of the Elijah witness forerunner, while the Elisha recipient determinedly refuses to depart from the one who will pass it on. Intent gaze is required of the one to receive that mantle. But no, not Saul/Paul's mantles. The mantles he received were ones from the "false witnesses" that were put forward to condemn Stephen (Acts 6:13, 7:58), the mantles of the ones who took stones in their hands and destroyed the true witness. And most significantly, this happened even at the exact feast time 1,478 years earlier when the sons of Israel, upon being led to the promised land, were going to stone the two witnesses who equally gave a good report (Numbers 14:10). They rejected the witnesses then, thus receiving their forty years in the wilderness; and 1,478 years later on the same day, Stephen's witness was rejected, and the church entered into their forty Jubilees in their wilderness essentially under the teachings of Saul/Paul.
The mantles Saul/Paul received at this time were for the corrupted period of 2,000 years of Antioch based Christianity, a period begun by the death of the first fresh oil church representative Stephen, and a period that would follow with many more mantles from which many denominational false witnesses would arise. The mantles laid before Saul were mantles of death and judgment, not descending from the sky from Yahweh via a departed prophet, Elijah. John the Baptist came "in the spirit and power of Elijah" (Luke 1:17). He was the one whom John called, "the witness" (John 1:7,8, & 15). But these were the mantles from "the witnesses" who bore false testimony, marking a breach period, a corrupt period, a period of long waiting for the restored ones, the second Remnant, who would once again receive fresh oil, who would be the true Elijah, the true witness. These restored ones, though separated from the forerunners by a chariot of fire and horses of fire church (as Elijah and Elisha were separated), will not remove their gaze from their predecessors. Their gaze is not on the distracting chariot of fire and horses of fire marking judgment, a gaze and hope upon which would not yield the sought mantle. No, No! They know that in order to receive the mantle that will equally split the waters of the Jordan, they must keep their gaze on the ones who preceded them, though separated from them! They seek the solitary mantle passed down from heaven, from "the witness," while the church's multiple mantles from "the witnesses" are passed along by men, even false witnesses.
Does this mean that Paul's writings in the New Testament are error? Not at all. These writings can be trusted as Yahweh's word; but they are not complete revelation. What Yahweh is showing His second Remnant in no way contradicts what the New Testament presents, but builds upon it, bringing yet more light as we are now beginning to see Yahweh's back. His hand has been removed from our eyes, while as before He has hid the church, Christianity, in the cleft of the rock with His hand over it so they could not see or understand. This is the period that Paul represents.
This blindness of Christianity is evidenced by Paul himself and what happened to him. We have pointed out that the church is supposed to have 3,000 years of duration in order to bring forth the King. (More on this later in this writing.) But because of Satan and man's earthly flesh, this could never happen. These 3,000 years would be Yahshua's three hours of darkness on the cross, where in the end He cried out, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" (found only in first Remnant Matthew 27:46 and Christianity Mark 15:34). Or it would be Peter's denial of Yahshua three times before the cock crowed. And even like presumptuous Peter, Christianity denies that they would do the same.
Likewise, Paul, Christianity's main teacher and founder, foretold these 3,000 years of blindness and drought that a three part church would experience. On the road to Damascus, Saul/Paul fell to the ground, not knowing who it was who was talking to him (Acts 9) - "Who are you, Lord?" "And Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open; he could see nothing." This has been the state of the church for 2,000 years. Though Christian's eyes are open, they really "see nothing." Yahweh has blinded the church so that they cannot see, even as its primary teacher was blinded. Christians have learned who it is that is speaking to them - Jesus - but even so they are blind. If they are not blind, then why are there 22,000 denominations and sects?
How long was Saul/Paul blind? "And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank." Why three days? For the same reason Yahshua was in darkness for three hours. For the same reason Peter denied Yahshua three times. For the same reason Solomon had 300 concubines. Because the church has been blind for 2,000 years, and would be blind for 3,000 years if Yahweh did not cut these days short and come and deliver us! Saul/Paul's three days of blindness was a picture of the 3,000 years of blindness and lack of food and water that would be experienced by the church that would follow under his teachings and founding.
A man named Ananias (meaning, "mercy of Yahweh") was sent to "the street called straight" (those two Remnant milch cows pulling the new cart "took the straight way ... and did not turn aside to the right or to the left"), and there he found a man of whom Yahweh said - "I will show him how much he must suffer for My name's sake." This was and has been the calling and purpose for Christianity, the body of Christ - to suffer for His name's sake, which Christianity has done.
What is to be the outcome for Christianity? It cannot go the entire tenure of the 3,000 years in darkness, as we will see later in this writing; that blindness and absence of nourishment must be cut short to 2,000 years. What will and is taking place now for a remnant? Exactly what took place with Saul/Paul at the end of the third day. "And immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he regained his sight, and he arose and was baptized; and he took food and was strengthened."
Scales created from the dryness of no moisture, no rain, are falling from the eyes of a remnant who are beginning to see. Yahweh is removing His hand from their eyes. That remnant is beginning to take food and be strengthened. They are eating from the marriage supper of the Lamb, prepared for them to nourish, strengthen, and equip them in order to bring forth the Groom. He is feeding this Elijah Remnant, "so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord" (Luke 1:17).
Christianity's days are being cut short, and Yahweh's Remnant is beginning to experience early what was supposed to have taken place 1,000 years from now, but could not. Thus we see Saul/Paul's prophetic and intercessoral beginning, patterning what would have happened to all his followers. Once the Remnant's eyes are opened, and upon their return with Yahshua, Christianity's eyes will be opened as well, completing Paul's cut-short time of blindness and want.
For any who say that there will be no more revelation, that Christianity has all the truth and light that there can and will be, then why is it written in Daniel - "conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time"? Or as Yahweh declared in Jeremiah 23:20 and 30:24 - "The anger of Yahweh will not turn back until He has performed and carried out the purposes of His heart; in the last days you will clearly understand this." These are the days in which Yahweh is giving His second Remnant truth and light and understanding which has never before been given to man. Yahweh is opening the windows of heaven and pouring out a blessing that our minds are not even able to contain. Yahshua is feeding us from His banqueting table the marriage feast of the Lamb, as He provides us His truth, His manna, from above. We are the bride who rests upon His breast and understand things which have never before been seen or understood. Paul's writings are not error, though a fleshly examination of them brings great error; but they are incomplete in their ability to reveal what it is that Yahweh is performing in these last days. It is now in these last days that Yahweh has removed His hand from the second Remnant so that we can see His back, the marvels of the works He has performed. The second Remnant is being touched the second time to see all things clearly. Let us continue.
It has been shown in previous writings that feet represent the rights to the kingdom. Evidences of this are - Abram was promised to receive everything his feet touched, Joshua likewise, Yahshua told the disciples they had no part with Him unless He washed their feet, Jacob was born holding Esau's heel, and the testimony goes on and on. Why did these false witnesses lay their robes, or mantles, at the feet of Saul/Paul? Because like the transfer of the responsibility of feeding the widows going to the 7 represented that the kingdom rights would go to Christianity, even so here these mantles from the false witnesses were laid at the kingdom rights feet of the one who would bring forth Christianity. The robes of these stone-bearing false witnesses at the kingdom feet of Saul/Paul bears clear testimony of the transfer of the kingdom and its corruption with lies. (We will see again this same symbolic transfer of the kingdom via a robe in the next section.)
While Christians look back to Pentecost as their beginning, in truth the beginning of breach Christianity was when the mantles of Stephen's truth-hating executioners were laid at the kingdom feet of Saul/Paul. This one moment is truly the beginning of breach Christianity, not Pentecost. Pentecost began and formed the church in its more perfect beginning, and was the fresh oil experience unique to the first Remnant. But it was at this death that the breach began in the kingdom; and it has been breach Christianity's death that has and will end their cut-short period. By a death Christianity began, in death it has continued (all its inhabitants die), and by its death it is cut short. Breach Christianity cannot truly claim Pentecost as its beginning. That beginning was only to the first Remnant that obeyed Yahshua's teachings of holding all things in common and lived under its unique power. Today, that beginning is only to the ones who will intently keep their eyes on the Elijah first Remnant witness, take up their mantle, go to the Jordan, and strike the river even as did they! Yahweh forbid that we take the false witness mantles received by breach Christianity; give us only the Elijah first Remnant's mantle!
We will now move on to examine further the breach period of the church, as well as some important timing issues; but the great importance of what was presented in the above paragraph concerning the first Remnant initially receiving the rights to the kingdom, will be highly evident when we come to the end of this writing.
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