October 10, 2005
Within the circle of governmental possibilities per this coming Trumpets, there is a matter that has come to me I will share with you, and has expanded even as I have further looked at it. On two specific matters, the second Remnant is unique from all previous outpourings of the Holy Spirit recorded in the Scriptures. One, we have the ability to look back at the previous outpourings and examine them. Knowing that there was a former rain, as well as other attesting outpourings, we can look at them and see why Yahweh did what He did per His ways and timing, and what that might mean for us today. Second, as the second Remnant, we are given eyes to see things that others could never see; in fact, we are the fulfillment of many of the things that are written and foreshadowed. We are the Elijah, who knew the time he would ascend. Also, we are in the Millennial reign, and are seeing matters that are now legal, and are critical to this latter rain work that prepares the way for Yahshua’s return.
Let us briefly consider the various outpourings and their testimonies. First, of course, there was the fulfillment of the day of Pentecost, the former rain. When the Spirit fell upon them, it was revealed to Peter what was taking place, as we see him quoting from Joel 2:28-32 regarding the former and the latter rains.
But also let us note that in Joel 2:28, we read – “Your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.” But in Acts 2:17 when Peter quotes this passage, he says – “And your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.” Do you notice the difference? They are reversed! So what has Yahweh been teaching us about mirror images? One is a transposed image of the other; one a spirit and one a soul.
Joel 2:28 is obviously the spirit, and Acts 2:17 is the mirror image, the soul. So what does this mean? It means the original is still yet to come! The first Pentecost was a mirror image of the original; it was not the true fulfillment. The true fulfillment laid out in Joel 2 is to take place in the latter rain!
It is very unlikely the apostles knew what was going on at the time and what would take place. It seems that the only apparent testimony of that former rain they could have considered was per King Saul and the two loaves and his prophesying and becoming a new man (1 Samuel 10:1-13). All they seem to have been told was to tarry and they would be endued with power (Acts 1:7-8). In fact, Yahshua specifically told them – “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the father has fixed by His own authority.”
Of course within those events per Saul we find the testimony of the great latter rain as well, for even as Saul was a premature work, so Saul Christianity is likewise. And to attest to the ill choice of Saul (even as we need today a testimony of ill Christianity), Samuel called upon Yahweh to send “thunder and rain” – “I will call to Yahweh, that He may send thunder and rain. Then you will know and see that your wickedness is great which you have done in the sight of Yahweh by asking for yourselves a king” (1 Samuel 12:17-18). This is the testimony of the latter rain, the decisive test of Carmel latter rain we can expect on December 25-26.
Another testimony of the latter rain is in Acts 3 and 4 (4:31-35). Here, the place where they were gathered was shaken. In Ezekiel 37:7 we find this attesting shaking that brought the bones together, which is what takes place per the latter rain – the coming together of the second Remnant. I cannot go into all the testimonies here, but you will notice that the first outpouring was per 3,000 (Acts 2:41), while the second outpouring was per 5,000 (Acts 4:4). In Esther the two days of victory also revealed these like two numbers per 500 and 300 (Esther 9:12, 15). We can talk more about this when you come.
But there was another testimony of an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and this is the one we will concentrate on here – the outpouring upon the household of Cornelius in Acts 10.
Some conclusions were drawn in 2003 regarding Cornelius that are not as reliable as what we will examine here. Why? Because we will look at the bigger picture, the more complete picture, especially in light of all we are seeing today. Thus we will examine a more likely testimony regarding Cornelius.
In the name, “Cornelius,” the “Corn” is the same Latin word in “cornucopia,” which is the “horn of plenty,” or “cornu” (horn) “copious” (plenty). Performing far more study on the origin and meaning of the name, “Cornelius,” it seems to mean “like a horn” or “of a horn,” or really, simply “horn.”
The most compelling and noteworthy testimony regarding Cornelius is the relevant correlation between Peter and Jonah and Paul. In the writing, All’s Well That Ends Well, we note that Jonah (whose name means “dove”) fled from Yahweh and went to Joppa, the same place where Peter raised Dorcas from the dead and received the vision and instruction to not call unclean that which He has cleansed. From there Peter went to the house of Cornelius (“horn”), and the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Gentiles. Equally from Joppa, Jonah sailed toward Tarshish. But he did not make it there, but instead spent three days and nights in the belly of the great fish. After he came out of the fish, for forty days he preached judgment to Nineveh; but, Yahweh had mercy. Most notably, both Jonah’s and Peter’s trips to Joppa resulted in learning the same thing – that Yahweh has mercy.
When Jonah sailed toward Tarshish, he was sailing to the same city where Paul would come forth – Tarsus. Josephus tells us these cities are one and the same. And of course Jonah sailed from Joppa, the very place where Peter was when he was given the vision about the gospel going to the Gentiles. Thus we see that what was cut short with Jonah, was fulfilled with Peter, for while it looked like the ministry to the Gentiles would have gone to Peter per Joppa and Cornelius, that ministry was instead given to Paul of Tarsus/Tarshish (Acts 9:15).
But the question arises – To whom does that ministry truly belong? Paul was a part of the breach, and per the vision given to Peter at Joppa and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the household of Cornelius, it is evidenced that that ministry was given to Peter. But again, we see per Jonah that it was to be passed on to the one from Tarsus/Tarshish.
Paul began that breach work in Antioch, the testimony of the abomination of desolation by Antiochus IV. But that work must return to the Bride, as evidenced to Peter and Cornelius. Up to now that right has belonged to Paul; but it must return to the Remnant.
So, the question now arises – If Yahweh is to return the ministry of the gospel to the Gentiles to the Remnant, how would He do this and how would this be testified? It may well be that the point of that departure affords the answer to this question. What was the attesting point? That answer may lie in the testimony regarding Cornelius, the “horn.”
The last attesting occasion of the ministry given to Peter was per Cornelius’ household. Already noted here, “Cornelius” means “horn.” When addressing this name in ‘03, I realized that the name could refer to two things. First, a horn is that which is on an animal, or even on Satan, or for that matter the horns on the altar. But also, the musical instrument by the same name bears that name because it is an equally horn-like instrument.
Thus, though I was aware of the duality of this testimony then, I went with the aspect that this Gentile was a “horn-bearer” (the meaning given in a reference book I have) in his identity with Satan. But frankly, that very likely is not be the strongest and most accurate testimony, especially given the fact that the ministry to the Gentiles was given to Peter.
The first feast we come to as Yahweh opens our eyes to see this new calendar is Trumpets. It may well be quite significant that this first feast is a horn, a trumpet. Thus, what took place per Cornelius, the “horn,” may well attest to what might take place at our Trumpets – a comparable outpouring of His Spirit, and/or attesting transfer of those rights to the Remnant. The testimony is certainly there, and governmentally it all connects, and most certainly we need this to happen.
Could Trumpets provide the glory? No. But it could provide the very work we need in order to move the Bride to another place that would usher us to Tabernacles and ultimately to the Tabernacles Pentecost, where we have seen that the latter rain should be poured out. Trumpets may just be Him breathing on us, even as He did on the disciples in John 20:22, and as He did with Cornelius.
Thus, what took place per Peter at Cornelius’ house, just might be a testimony of what could take place here at Trumpets; and again, Yahweh knows how desperately we need it! The departure after the attesting experience of the home of “horn,” may well tell of its return – Trumpets. This could be the very place where that legal right is restored.
It is obviously very relevant and quite significant that Cornelius had his vision specifically at the “ninth hour” (Acts 10:3), while Peter had his vision specifically at the “sixth hour” (Acts 10:9). You will recognize these as being the hours of darkness while Yahshua hung on the cross – the sixth to the ninth (Luke 23:44). These are the three hours that intercessorally and prophetically represent the 3,000 years of darkness on the church that if Yahweh did not cut short would be – “My God, My God, why have You forsaken us?”
Thus we see testified that Peter’s vision was relative to the beginning of the church (the sixth hour), while Cornelius’ vision was relative to the end of the church, where we are now (the cut short ninth hour). Once again we see evidence that Cornelius (“horn”) is a testimony that relates to today, and is being revealed just days before Trumpets!
Again, all of these fulfillments lie within the circle of possibility, both governmentally and per the existing testimonies. Elijah “restores all things,” and a Trumpets outpouring would certainly be a restoration from the departure of the gospel that went to Paul of Tarsus/Tarshish.
It is still a walk of faith, my brothers.