WHOSE COMING IS THROUGH
WATER AND BLOOD
CONT., page 6
CLEANSING THE HOUSE
Having now considered our primary list of passages relative to both the water and the blood, we will briefly look at some of the remaining scriptures that address both of these elements together. The only other New Testament passage with both of these together is in Hebrews 9:19 where we read:
For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses to all the people according to the Law, he took the blood of the calves and the goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop. And sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, ....
Here we see that blood and water were sprinkled for the purpose of cleansing. And this is not the only time we see this, for quite significantly in Leviticus 14:52 we see the same two elements mentioned in the cleansing of the house in which leprosy had broken out. In previous writings, we have pointed out that this cleansing procedure found here in verses 33 through 53, speaks specifically to the leprous condition that has existed in the church from its beginning, but more specifically applicable since the mid point of the 3,000 years allotted, or in the 1500's. This law states that if "the mark of leprosy" breaks out in a house, then the remedial act is to take out the stones that have the "mark," scrape the walls of their plaster, and throw all of this away in an unclean place. New stones were to be put in to replace the old, and the house was to be replastered. If the "mark" broke out again, then the solution was that the entire house was to be torn down.
Without a doubt, the "mark of leprosy," or the mark of the beast, broke out in the church early on, particularly with the events that occurred since the rulers Constantine and Theodoisis in the fourth century with the resulting vast dominion of the Catholic Church. To deal with this leprous "mark," Yahweh's law required that He first attempt to cleanse the house by performing remedial actions. Thus, in 1517 through Martin Luther and the Reformation, some of the stones of the house were removed and the walls were replastered. But did this solve the problem of the "mark of leprosy," the mark of the beast? No it did not!
We read in Revelation 17 that the beast from which this mark occurs has seven heads (vs. 7), and the seven heads are equally seven mountains or kings upon which mystery Babylon sits (vs. 9). Martin Luther and many since have noted that this beast is Catholicism, which, based in Rome, is literally located in the city that is built on seven hills. This is obviously most telling. But that which Luther could not anticipate was that the work he began in order to try to absolve that mark, would itself equally have the mark! What Luther and even others today do not see is that as long as there is the beast in the church, both Catholic and Protestant, inherently there will be the mark of the beast, even the mark of leprosy. Let us briefly examine this beast presented in Revelation 17.
In Revelation 17:8 we read:
"The beast that you saw was and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and to go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth will wonder, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast, that he was and is not and is present."
Of necessity, I am very likely about to completely challenge your existing theology. First, let it be understood that the beast spoken of here is Satan in the church. I would suggest to you that Satan's destiny of being "was and is not, and is about to come out of the abyss and to go to destruction," is his position of being here on this earth before the Son of God came (he "was"), of essentially being legally put away or defeated by the Son of God at His first coming (he "is not"), but even as the Legion of demons received the legal right of an extension from being put away by the Son of God and went into 2,000 swine, so Satan received an extension of 2,000 years to come "up out of the abyss" and to afflict the church. Satan "was," ... then he was "is not" by Yahshua's resurrection, ... and for the last 2,000 years he has roamed the earth, having "come up out of the abyss." What then follows for him? After his 2,000 swine/2,000 year extension, he must "go to destruction."
You will notice further in verse 8 that the sequence of this subject order is repeated, but with a different conclusion. For those whose name is not written in the book of life, it says they will wonder when they see Satan, that "he was and is not and is present." The first two parts ("was and is not") remain identically the same; but the third is different - "is present," in contrast to "is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction." Why? Let us consider this.
Are the names of the 2,000 swine period of the church written in the book of life? Obviously not, for the end for them was not life as promised by Yahshua in Luke 9:27 and in the opening verse of the Gospel of Thomas ("And He said, 'Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death.'"), but rather it was indeed death. The 2,000 year period in which Satan has taken kingdom man to death, is the period spoken of here in Revelation 17:8. It is the period of the church when kingdom men look at Satan, and like the 2,000 swine, marvel that he is now "present," when in fact he was supposed to have come up out of the abyss "to go to destruction." But Satan did not go to destruction, as declared in the first statement, but rather received a 2,000 swine/2,000 year extension! Thus these whose names are not in the book of life (they all die) "wonder" or "marvel" at this! Christianity does not understand Satan in the least, and it is the Remnant who will reveal this deceiving one.
In the verse immediately preceding this, we read:
And the angel said to me, "Why do you wonder? I shall tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns."
This is what the angel is doing today as the latter rain of truth has begun - he is removing the wonder as to who are this beast and the woman. They are seven-headed mark-of-the-beast Christianity and the beast Satan who has taken kingdom man to death for 2,000 years. We no longer need to wonder who is this beast and why it is that he has had such authority over kingdom man.
In verse 11, we also read:
"And the beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven, and he goes to destruction."
Here again we see this same order, but this time with an insertion of some
added information between the "is not" and the "goes to destruction." Let
us lay all three of these out for your comparison.
1. was and is not,
and is about to come up out of the abyss
and to go to destruction
2. was and is not
and is present
|3. was and is not,
||is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven,
and he goes to destruction
Since Satan "is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven," and as we have seen is in fact the substitutionary covering or even substitutionary head of the church, when it comes time for the judgment of "the house," Yahweh only has to afflict this one who is the eighth head - Satan. For the sake of seven-headed Christianity, sparing it from destruction, the eighth head "goes to destruction," even as it is written here.
Thus we see from this that the time "present" (which is precisely the same phrase used in Hebrews 9:9 describing this same period of the church that must be torn down) is in fact the period of Christianity that is marked by the beast and has his united presence as the eighth king. And per this matter of Satan temporarily replacing Yahshua as head of the church, it is most striking that this head that "is of the seven," occupies the numeric place of Yahshua, who is often associated with the number "eight." Thus it is Satan as the eighth king or head who serves in the governmental place of Yahshua until he is removed and "goes to destruction."
Therefore, returning to the matter at hand - Did the Reformation of 1517 really solve the leprous condition of the "house"? Unquestionably not! The mark of the beast remains on the church as long as the beast remains. Thus there is only one legal solution according to the law of the mark of leprosy - tear down the house! This Yahweh will perform (even as we likewise read in Hebrews 9 that the holy place, the "time present," must be torn down), and evidence indicates that it is now time to perform this. In order for the mark of the beast to be corrected in the house, both seven-headed Catholicism and equally marked Protestantism must be torn down - and their fall will be in one hour, even as we read in Revelation 18:19!
But on the other hand, even as we have noted, it is equally evident that Yahweh is going to have mercy on the "house" as well, just as He had mercy on Babylon. Yahweh is not going to let the "house" have its full 3,000 years, which if He did it would be "three hours of darkness" after which it would be said - "My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?" But instead, Yahweh is going to have mercy and cut those days short. Will He tear down the house? In truth - Yes. But not with the same results. Let us see.
Even though it was extensively prophesied that Babylon would be decimated and razed by the Medes, when the fulfillment came, their conquest was not with the complete wrath with which Yahweh planned and declared beforehand. Yes, He did send the Medes, but instead of the desolation of Babylon, He performed a takeover and change in government. This is precisely that which will take place in Christianity. Even as the King of Babylon, Belshazzar, was the only one killed when the city was subdued, so Satan, who has ruled in mystery Babylon Christianity for 2,000 years, will equally be "killed" and the corrupt city or house be subdued. Thus the eighth head will indeed "go to destruction."
While in fact there will be a much needed tearing down of mystery Babylon, it will not be with the violence that was planned or with which the church justly deserves for corrupting Yahweh's kingdom. Its tearing down will be with mercy, and there will of necessity likewise be a much needed change in government and headship or rulership, even as there was in Babylon.
This now brings us to our subject at hand. If the leprous house of Mystery Babylon Christianity receives mercy, and Satan, the true beast of the mark, is put away, then according to Yahweh's laws the now restored house must be cleansed; and here is where a unique message occurs in these passages.
In this law regarding the cleansing of leprosy, there are two common familiar elements - the water and the blood. In Leviticus 14:52 we read - "He shall thus cleanse the house with the blood of the bird and with the running water, along with the live bird and with the cedar wood and with the hyssop and with the scarlet string."
First, may we point out here parenthetically that in this testimony, once again we see a correlation between wine and blood. Here the blood was sprinkled with the hyssop, and at the end of Yahshua's crucifixion, the wine of which He partook was likewise lifted up to Him on a branch of hyssop (John 19:29). Thus the blood and wine are one in relation to the hyssop.
We see then that even as there was cleansing with
blood and water in Hebrews 9:19, equally we see that the cleansing of
the restored house must likewise be by these two elements of the blood
and the water. Knowing as we do that the blood and the water are clearly
the two Remnant, we find again the testimony of the vital importance of the
Remnant to Christianity by providing and fulfilling this essential cleansing.
This two-part work of Yahweh is His blood and water that is used to legally
cleanse the restored house in which the "mark of leprosy" broke out. Once
the mark of the beast is taken off of Christianity by the final putting away
of Satan, Yahweh will cleanse the church with the blood and the water of
the first and second Remnant as required by His law. This tearing down
of Christianity as the leprous house is now the eighth evidence that Christianity
must be torn down or die; and as we see here, thereby removing the mark
of the beast (7) that has been upon the house for 2,000 years.
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