WHOSE COMING IS THROUGH
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COMING THROUGH WATER AND BLOOD
Let us here restate the scripture that is foundational to this study. Once again we read in 1 John 5:6-8:
This is the one coming through water and blood, Jesus Christ; not by the water only, but by the water and by the blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that bear witness, the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in the one.
We have already seen multiple evidences that the water and the blood that is necessary to precede and even prepare the way for the coming of the Son of God is the two-part Remnant. Now being more specific, we will add further to this.
Although we find repeated and seemingly confusing evidences that the two Remnant are often prophetically interchangeable, we find here in these two elements that the first Remnant is more specifically attested to by the water, and the second Remnant is more specifically attested to by the blood. We will elaborate on this, but for now note this most important fact - the water and the blood that must precede and in fact bring forth the coming of Yahshua, are specifically the establishment of both the first Remnant, the water, and the second Remnant, the blood!
Christians surmise many false and misleading ideas regarding what must precede the return of Yahshua. Many place the evidence and hope of that soon return on the establishment of the nation called Israel; but that violent nation could never and will never bring forth the return of Yahshua. Many have likewise falsely ascribed the evidence that precedes and necessitates the return of Yahshua as being the establishment of the European Economic Community and the rise of some world leader or beast, both of which have never materialized as expected and never will. This too is folly and even gross error. Others falsely think that the Latter Rain Movement that has impacted the church since 1948 is that evidence, bringing new "truth" and experiences. But along with this movement is great error and it is a grave shortfall. The list of these false "evidences" goes on; but the fact is the Scriptures tell us exactly what it is that will precede Yahshua's return, His coming, and that is the water and the blood!
The first Remnant has indeed been established; thus the water has already come forth. But there is one remaining element that must be completed; and until it is, there is no way Yahshua can come. To emphasize this, the Spirit explicitly tells us in advance that His coming is "not by the water only, but by the water and by the blood." The first Remnant work of the water alone is not enough - "not by water only." If you want to know then what it is that immediately precedes the return of Yahshua, there is one thing - THE BLOOD, THE SECOND REMNANT! This indeed is unequivocally the Elijah work that for many reasons, as we see here, literally prepares the way for the return of Yahshua! Thus we read that His coming is "not by the first Remnant only, but by the first Remnant and the second Remnant," emphasizing that the first work is incomplete without the required second. (For further affirmation of the relevance of these two works, read about their roles as the "restraining ones" in the writing - The Promise, Page 2.
Is it now time for the blood to be brought forth? Unfortunately, no it is not time. In fact it will be another 1,000 years before that blood will come, unless Yahweh cuts short the days of the church. Will He do this? Scriptures evidence He will. Even our very knowledge of this truth today evidences and gives hope that He will soon return. And this writer most certainly hopes with everything within him that He will soon return. What then must Yahshua do? Here is the exciting answer! Though it is not time for Him to come, or as we hear Him say at the wedding feast at Cana - "My hour has not yet come;" even so, from that which He performed at that wedding, we have hope that once again He will turn the water of the first Remnant into the wine, into the blood, of the second Remnant!
Evidence erupts at this point in the hope of what was just stated, making what took place at the wedding feast at Cana so extremely important, particularly since this was Yahshua's first miracle in kingdom John. Yes, it was at a wedding feast, even the wedding of the Lamb to the two-part Remnant Bride pictured here, from which we take hope. Both Remnant testimonies were evidenced at that wedding - the water of the first Remnant and the wine of the second Remnant. What is wine? Clearly it is blood, even as Yahshua declared at the Passover meal - Mark 14:23-24 and 1 Corinthians 11:25. Thus we see here at this wedding that in type Yahshua must turn the water into blood - the very two things that must precede and bring forth His coming and His marriage to the Bride.
Thus our hope, evidenced here by this first miracle in kingdom John, is that even though it is not the hour for Yahshua's return, because of the pressing of the second Remnant Mary, the Elijah figure who equally prepared His way the first time with her own natural water and blood, He will fulfill this living prophecy and once again at a higher level turn the water work of the first Remnant into the blood work of the second Remnant!
Even the stated timing of this first miracle of Yahshua further evidences that the fulfillment of this prophetic miracle (just as all miracles are prophetic) is entirely relative to when Yahshua will perform this essential miracle just before His return, for we find that this wedding was specifically identified as being "on the third day."
When is it that Yahshua should return? The third day. But as we read in THE ISSUE - II, Page 12, Yahweh must stack the eighth day of man, or His scheduled return, on the seventh day (the church's third day), thus causing all of these related events to be moved up 1,000 years. In net effect, this causes the church's days to much needfully be cut short, even as Yahshua declared in Matthew 24:22 - "And unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days shall be cut short." Therefore, while legally the water would be turned into wine on the "third day," the message of Mary's insistence, as well as Yahshua's statement about it not yet being His hour, tell us that timing of necessity has to be altered and His coming must be chronologically advanced 1,000 years. Now at the end of 2,000 years, the end of the second day, this cutting of time short is indeed our great hope.
This now brings up a very interesting and important question - How is it that the two Remnant are represented by these two elements of water and blood? First, once again this writer does not claim in any regard to understand all there is to this, for undoubtedly Yahweh has a depth of truth here that is entirely awesome; but, there are a few things that are important that we can note. Once again, these amazing matters demonstrate that what Yahweh is opening the Bride's eyes to see and understand, is nothing less than a continuous seamless inner garment of truth.
Since Yahweh does nothing new under the sun, this makes it somewhat easier to understand His ways. We have already noted that the kingdom of God is a two-part work - Christianity and the Remnant. But Christianity has a relationship with the Remnant that ties them together as well. The church actually began as the first Remnant, and continued as such until the breach at the time of the stoning of Stephen. The first Remnant began as a pure work, but after the return of Yahshua to heaven, quickly became leavened. Thus the church that Christianity received was in fact an already leavened work. But as is true with leaven, once the breach began, it spread very quickly until it was "all leavened," all three measures (Matthew 13:33), or all three 1,000 year periods (if they were granted). What we find then is that this first 2,000 year period of the church is in fact the first part of the two-part kingdom and is synonymous with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This is the work of the kingdom that is mixed, even as we see evidenced insomuch that it is a tree of both "good and evil," and as testified by its very beginning insomuch that it is a Pentecost work of two loaves, 2,000 years, of leavened bread. So, what is now needed? The second part in the kingdom - the tree of life work!
While the water speaks of the first Remnant, the very beginning of the church, remember that Christianity has been under that beginning ever since. Thus, one could even say that Christianity has been under the water work, even the first bird work of Leviticus 14:1-9 (where we equally find the testimonies of the water and the blood), or even one could say that it has been under the first touch work of Yahshua's two-part healing when kingdom man has only vaguely perceived truth - men as trees walking (Mark 8:22-26). What am I trying to say here? Simple. In order for things to change and for the coming of Yahshua to be made possible, we have to come out of this tree of the knowledge of good and evil work and come into the tree of life work. This is that which is evidenced in turning the water into wine. The Pentecost water work that began the church 2,000 years ago and has in a sense continued ever since, must be turned into a Passover wine or blood work (this is where Yahshua had His disciples to drink the wine, which was His blood). Since we know that wine is blood, and that the life of the flesh is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11), clearly Yahshua's turning the water into wine tells us that we will move from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil work (Christianity), into the tree of life work (the Remnant Bride).
How is it that we know the second Remnant is the tree of life work? In addition to that which we see here already, we know this also by the fact that the bride of the first Adam was given the name Eve, which means "life" or "lives." Thus even as there were two trees in the garden - the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the tree of life - equally there were two people in the garden - the first Adam and Eve. Adam corresponds to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and Eve, his bride who came from his side and whose name means "life," corresponds to the tree of life. Thus we see that the body of the last Adam (the body of Christ) is equally the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and Yahshua's Eve Bride is the tree of life.
SO, as the water of the first Remnant is turned into wine at the "wedding at Cana" by the insistent request of a Mary, the kingdom will pass out of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil work and enter into the tree of life work. Yahweh will thus complete the two-part Remnant by acting upon that which He began in the beginning, miraculously causing it to be something else, something new - wine, even life! By turning the water into wine, Yahshua thus establishes both the water and the blood works of the first and second Remnants that are required to precede and bring about His marriage and return. Thus we see the all important meaning of the water and the blood as fulfilled in the first and second Remnant.
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