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There were seven women in the Bible who were barren – Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Samson’s mother, Hannah, Michal, and Elisabeth. One of those seven, Hannah, prayed/prophesied:
“Those who were full hire themselves out for bread,
But those who were hungry cease to hunger.
Even the barren give birth to seven,
But she who has many children languishes” (1 Samuel 2:5).
Did these seven barren women give birth to seven? Before answering this, let us note something very important and confirming regarding these seven women. We already know that the number seven has with it the testimony of a curse; and the way to reverse that curse is to add the eighth. So did Yahweh add an eighth to these barren women? Indeed He did, for the one who was barren and needed most to have a child, far more than any of these seven, was Mary. Mary could not have a child either, because she was not married. But of all women who ever lived on this earth, she needed to bring forth a child – Yahshua – and did so! In affirming testimony, the last three of these now-bearing women, Samson’s mother, Hannah, and Elisabeth, gave birth to sons who were each under the Nazirite vow; and Yahshua placed himself under that vow at the Passover meal before His crucifixion. Thus, Mary was the redeeming eighth, being added to the barren seven.
But back to our question – Did these seven barren women give birth to seven? No, they did not. Upon Yahweh opening their wombs, each of these women had sons of notoriety. Sarah had one child (Isaac), Rebekah had two (Esau and Jacob), Rachel had two as well (Joseph and Benjamin), and Samson’s mother had one. Hannah had one (Samuel), Michal had none, and Elisabeth had one (John the Baptist). Thus, 1 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 0 + 1 = eight!
When Hannah prophesied this about the seven, as the fifth barren woman she did indeed give birth to the seventh; the barren did give birth to seven. But there were more barren to follow, and this is where the prophecy continues and brings much needed deliverance and further critical and very encouraging prophetic testimony.
The passage prophesies that the barren would have seven; so why then eight? For the same reason as the need to add Mary, the eighth – to redeem the seven! For the same reason it is equally recorded that Jesse had seven sons, but when it came time to reverse the curse of Saul, Yahweh added the critical eighth – David! When Michal did not have children because she mocked David (the eighth) as he danced before the returning ark of the covenant, that number stopped at seven, the curse. So who was it who reversed the curse? The redeeming eighth – the Elijah, John the Baptist, born by Elisabeth, the seventh. Of course this would make Yahshua the completing ninth. And quite noteworthy, “Elisabeth” means “God of the seven” or “God of the oath.”
Even as we have seen testified before, it is the Elijah, the Bride, that is the eighth (the ninth stacked on the eighth), added to cursed mark-of-the-beast-seven Christianity. Thus we see yet two more incredible testimonies of the critical addition of the eighth – Mary and John the Baptist.
Now let us take this one step further. It is noted above that these sons per the opening of the womb were sons of notoriety. Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Samson’s mother, and Elisabeth each had no other offspring. But we read in 1 Samuel 2:21 that after Samuel was born and given to Eli, Yahweh gave Hannah three more sons and two daughters, the names of which were never stated; they were simply enumerated. If you then add these five to the eight, this would total thirteen, which is of course the number of the one-and-twelve government. But what makes this even more amazing and encouraging and even prophetic, is that this specifically matches the fulfillment of the latter rain twelve apostles – ten men and two women, plus the twelfth apostle, a man!
From the beginning Yahweh has known these latter rain thirteen individuals; they are not happenstance! As testified here, that which is impossible with man in his barrenness in bringing forth the fruit of the kingdom, is possible with Yahweh. He has brought forth the latter rain one-and-twelve government, as testified in this living parable concerning the offspring of these seven barren women – ten men and two women, plus the thirteenth, the twelfth apostle, a man!
It is also worthy of noting that eight of the thirteen (or the twelve apostles and this man) were present at the 2005 Passover gathering, and the other five were added at the Trumpets gathering. This of course followed the same offspring-of-the-barren-women pattern of 8 + 5 = 13.
This amazing choice of the latter rain twelve who were known beforehand, is echoed in Millennial kingdom John 15:16, where Yahshua said concerning the apostles:
“You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you ask of the Father in My Name He may give to you.”
And unique to second Remnant Luke 6:12-13, we read that Yahshua “went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. And when day came, He called His disciples to Him and chose twelve of them, whom He also named apostles.” Thus we see revealed here that Yahshua has spent the last 2,000 years of darkness, “when no man can work” (John 9:4), on the mountain, in heaven, praying; and now that daylight has come, He has come down in a man and chosen His twelve apostles. Again, this highly revealing account is found only in second Remnant Luke.
In 1 Samuel 2:5 we read:
“Even the barren give birth to seven,
But she who has many children languishes (diminishes).”
The latter part of this verse in equally stated in Isaiah 54:1, which Paul quoted in Galatians 4:27.
"Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child;
Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed;
For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous
Than the sons of the married woman," says Yahweh.
Paul said that in this verse is an allegory, and compares the barren woman with Jerusalem above, and the Jews at natural Jerusalem with Hagar, the ones who are slaves. But there is an even more timely and fitting allegory for today. The Hagar today is Christianity, the sons of the bondwoman, as Paul called them in Galatians 4:30-31, a premature Ishmael. Christianity has never been born from above. Show us one Christian who is in an incorruptible born-from-above body. But instead, they are all dead, in the grave, sleeping! Jerusalem above remains barren until a people can ascend alive and be born from above.
Who then are these who will receive this promise? We know from 1 Samuel 2:5 and its fulfillment that it will be those who are a part of the thirteen, the one-and-twelve government. These are the eighth that redeems the seven, the Elijah Bride. These are the ones who receive the promise of the first resurrection spoken of here, and the sons of the desolate/barren will become more numerous than the sons of the married woman. She who has many children (Christianity) will now languish, diminish, and fade away.
Thus we see the testimony here:
“Those who were full hire themselves out for bread (Christians),
But those who were hungry cease to hunger (the Bride).
Even the barren give birth to seven (the redeemed Bride),
But she who has many children languishes (Christians)”
Once again I am grateful to Yahweh for using “the lad,” David Shepherd, to provide the unleavened barley bread, used here as broken and multiplied.
Continue to page 7 of Trumpets, 2005 for NOAH – THE BRIDE