FOR YAHSHUA’S RETURN, NOW
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Following “days” one and two, or the first 2,000 years of the church, the next “day” for the church would of course be “day” three, the “day” in which we expect Yahshua’s return. Most notably, this is the precise day set forth in the events per Moses’ second trip up the mountain. Yahweh instructed Moses – “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments; and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day Yahweh will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people” (Exodus 19:10-11).
For what reason would Yahweh specifically enumerate three days per His coming to the people? Why did He specifically give them two days, and then come on the third? Of course the answer once again is that Yahweh acts according to specific patterns that foretell what He will do in the future, especially in regard to His kingdom on earth. There can be only one reason He set this forth – because this is the testimony, the pattern, for His coming to this earth “in the sight of all the people.” He will come on the “third day” of the church. Thus, while these three specific days may have taken place relative to Moses’ second trip up Sinai, we find here a prophetic statement that confirms everything we have been saying. The first two “days,” or 2,000 years, of the church, are the preluding days that prepare it for the third “day” in which Yahshua will come down “in the sight of all the people.” This is the revelation given on the second trip, a revelation in which we now at the close of the second “day” take hope.
This promised third day is the message found in numerous testimonies, including Hosea 6:1-3 where we read that Yahweh will revive us “after two days; He will raise us up on the third day that we may live before Him.”
Therefore, as we look at Moses’ third trip per se up the mountain, do we see evidenced the Millennial reign of Yahshua? The answer to this is really – no. Instead of His coming to the people, we find evidenced the unapproachableness of Yahweh – “The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai, for You warned us, saying, ‘Set bounds about the mountain and consecrate it.’” To this, Yahweh made a concession and on this third trip told Moses to go down and come back up again with Aaron.
But did Moses then return to the mountain on the fourth trip with Aaron as he was instructed? Absolutely not! We find here as an amazing living parable or riddle per these third, fourth, and fifth trips up the mountain, that trip three actually becomes a wash; in itself it really becomes in a sense a nothing trip. Let us examine this.
First, we have already noted that if Yahweh gave the church their third “day,” it would be an utter failure and would mean destruction for the church and man. Thus, as presented in the writing, Intercession, page 2, Yahshua’s return “early” means that Moses’ fourth trip up the mountain must be stacked on the third trip, even as the fourth “day” must be stacked on the third “day.” This is evidenced as a most unusual parable. Did Aaron return with Moses on the fourth trip as instructed? No! So when did he go up the mountain? On the fifth trip. Thus, by stacking the fourth trip on the third, this makes Aaron’s trip up the mountain in fact on the next trip, even as Moses was instructed. (If you do not understand this, read Intercession, page 2.)
It is most interesting that by stacking the fourth trip on the third, not only does it solve the problem of the unique riddle, but it also places two trips together that are immensely similar in their testimonies.
Immediately following Moses’ return from trip three, we find Yahweh Himself speaking the Ten Commandments to the people (Exodus 20:1-20). To this the people objected – “Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, lest we die.” If Yahweh gave the church its third 1,000 years, this would indeed be their response. They could not bear the personal presence of Yahshua. But even as we see that immediately following trip three was the beginning of the revelation of the Laws of Yahweh, in the fourth trip up the mountain we find it likewise being devoted entirely to this same purpose.
In the next four chapters of Exodus we have an account of Moses’ fourth trip, wherein we find an extensive discourse on Yahweh’s laws concerning various matters, including slaves, violence, retribution for damages, restitution, the feasts, and various other matters. All these things Moses wrote down, and returned to the people and related to them.
Thus we see that both trips three and four were specifically devoted to the revelation of the laws of Yahweh. In fact, it is significant that these two trips alone were unique from all the others in this common purpose. Why? Because the two will become one, in chronology and, as evidenced here, in purpose. So what is this emphasis on the law telling us? When Yahshua returns and restores mankind, He will remove the curse from the earth and man, and restore it from its previous lawless state. He will in a true sense make man and creation law-abiding, setting up His restored kingdom as King of kings. In the end He will place Christians into incorruptible bodies, and on their hearts write His laws. Thus we see uniquely testified in both of these trips the establishment of Yahweh’s laws.
While examining “days” or trips four and five, something came up in this study that puzzled this writer. I ignored it for a while, but realized that there could indeed be a message here that I was missing. Regarding trip two, we noted the relevant messages of the “loud trumpet” and the “thick cloud.” But for the sake of thoroughness, as well as consistency of application, we have to examine whether there was another place in these trips where these two testimonies appeared. Being honest with pictures and testimonies, if they did appear elsewhere, they too would have to speak the same message. If Yahweh came as a “loud trumpet” or a “thick cloud” in another trip, then the testimony would have to speak of the same thing in that trip as well. An examination of all the trips does indeed reveal that each of these two did appear in one other instance.
In Exodus 20:18 we see that Yahweh again appeared on the mountain with the sound of a “trumpet,” though not a “loud trumpet.” And in Exodus 20:21 we see that God once again appeared as a “thick cloud.” In both of these expressions concerning Yahweh’s appearance – the “trumpet” and the “thick cloud” – these two occasions were the only other times they appeared per the Sinai experience.
This second occasion for the “trumpet” took place per trip three. But we now have a problem here. We have noted that the law requires that Yahweh cannot harvest His Nazirites on the Sabbath, and a resurrection on this day, which is the Sabbath of mankind, would be unlawful. So what can this mean? Let us see.
Per trip two we noted that this “loud trumpet” speaks of the first resurrection of the Remnant. Regarding this, we read in Exodus 19:19-20 – “When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him with thunder. And Yahweh came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain; and Yahweh called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.” This is remarkably similar to 1 Thessalonians 4:16 where we read that Yahshua will equally “descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” Now in comparison, let us see what took place with the second occasion of the trumpet that sounded on the third trip.
In 20:18 we see that when Yahweh appeared to the people with the sound of the trumpet, in stark contrast “they trembled and stood at a distance.” This is a remarkable difference to the second trip where we read that when the trumpet sounded louder and louder, “Moses went up.” Could this not be telling us the outcome of two possible resurrections? Very likely.
The first resurrection of the Remnant at the end of the second “trip,” should indeed effect the resurrection that Moses’ response suggests – ascending up the mountain to be with Yahweh. But when Christianity would hear the trumpet per the third trip up the mountain, or third 1,000 years, what would be their response? They would not and could not ascend alive at that time, thus we see that their response would be to tremble and stand at a distance. Therefore, appropriately there is no resurrection here.
How about the thick cloud? We have already noted the testimony of the latter rain per the thick cloud and trip two, so why is there a thick cloud per the fourth trip? If you stack the fourth trip on the third as we have been noting, this would mean that this testimony of the latter rain would extend into the third trip, or the Millennial reign. And this is precisely what we have been saying. The latter rain that begins with the second Remnant, must have its fullest expression in the Millennium where it must cover the entire earth. Thus we see the unique testimony of the latter rain, the thick cloud, beginning in the second “day” of the church, and extending into the third, all of this because of Yahweh’s mercy in coming early. Thus, both of these testimonies regarding the “thick cloud” seem to speak quite clearly, providing a continuation of consistent divine riddles affording Yahweh’s truth.
Following the Millennial reign of Yahshua should be the resurrection or “reincarnation” of believers into their natural bodies in order to learn righteousness. As it is written in Isaiah 26:18-19, so it shall be. While the first 2,000 years of the church have meant death and a failure to bring forth the Son of God, their corpses will not remain in the grave, as we see here.
We were pregnant, we writhed in
We gave birth, as it were, only to wind.
We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth
Nor were inhabitants of the world born.
Your dead will live;
Their corpses will rise.
You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy,
For your dew is as the dew of the dawn,
And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.”
The restored kingdom of God will be established on this earth. What Christianity has failed to perform, Yahshua must return and accomplish. As promised by Yahshua, following the Millennial reign He will have prepared a place for Christians so that where He is (on this earth), there they may be also (pure kingdom John 14:2). In truth, the church that has gone to sleep for 2,000 years, that has not been able to “accomplish deliverance for the earth,” will be brought back to this earth in its restored state with the Light of this world reigning here. This is equally stated in Job 33:23-30, where we read:
“If there is an angel as mediator for him,
One out of a thousand,
To remind a man what is right for him,
Then let him be gracious to him, and say,
‘Deliver him from going down to the pit,
I have found a ransom;’
Let his flesh become fresher than in youth,
Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor;
Then he will pray to God, and He will accept him,
That he may see His face with joy,
And He may restore His righteousness to man.
He will sing to men and say,
‘I have sinned and perverted what is right,
And it is not proper for me.
He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit,
And my life shall see the light.’
Behold, God does all these oftentimes with men (three resurrections),
To bring back his soul from the pit,
That he may be enlightened with the light of life.”
Chronological “days” or “trips” four and five for the church will be the days in which Yahweh brings Christians up on His mountain, into His restored kingdom to see the “light of life.” These are the only times in which Moses ever took anyone up on the mountain with him. On trip five (which with the overlap would be chronological trip or “day” four), Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the seventy elders (seventy always represents Christianity) went up the mountain and they “saw the God of Israel” and “they ate and drank.” On trip six (which would be chronological or “day” five), Joshua went up on the mountain with Moses. Here Yahweh gave Moses the stone tablets upon which were written the ten commandments. This is precisely what Yahweh must do for all men – write His laws on our hearts. And we see here the promise that He will write those laws on the hearts of Christians, particularly when He makes a body for them that, like those tablets, is made by Yahweh Himself.
And having noted the consistent testimonies concerning the trumpet and the thick cloud, in Exodus 19:18 per the same highly significant and attesting second trip up the mountain, there is another element that is repeated during these trips, and that is – fire! First, when is it that we have said that Yahshua must kindle the fire upon the earth that He promised? We have noted that this fire must begin in the second Remnant. Of course this is the fire that is testified per trip two up the mountain. And once again, it is interesting that the only other time Yahweh appears on Sinai as fire is in trip six. In Exodus 24:17 we read – “the appearance of the glory of Yahweh was like a consuming fire.”
Trip six would be chronological trip five, the period when “the earth will give birth to” Christians, and they will be cast into the lake of fire to be purified. As stated in Revelation 20:13, this is the same testimony where the sea (or death) gives up the dead (“the earth will give birth to” them) and they are judged “according to their deeds.” Death and Hades will be thrown into the lake of fire. This is the “consuming fire” that is spoken of here in trip six, or chronological five. Christians will enter into purification, which is the purpose of Yahweh’s fire. Hebrews 12:28-29 states – “Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.” Note, believers are being addressed here, and this fire awaits them, as well as all men.
This is the fire that Moses entered when he went up the mountain the sixth time and was given Yahweh’s instructions concerning building the tabernacle, the picture of that which is heavenly. And this is the tabernacle that Yahweh will complete at the end of this sixth, or chronological fifth, “trip” of the church.
With the completion of these five “days,” this concludes the formative 5,000 year period of the church, the tabernacle or temple of Yahweh. The holy of holies Remnant will have been completed, followed by holy place Christianity. After this will be the addition of the outer court that has been given to the nations (Revelation 11:2).
Following the completion of these five formative “days” or “trips,” Yahweh will thus begin dealing with the remainder of mankind, even as Moses came down from the mountain and dealt with the people at the end of the sixth trip (the chronological fifth with the subject stacking). The first resurrection of the Remnant will have been effected, as well as the second resurrection of Christians; it will then be time to prepare mankind for the third resurrection. This is the next trip up the mountain in which Yahweh equally changes His mind concerning mankind as a whole and decides to go with them as well. Why does He do this? For the same reason He changes His mind for the church when the Remnant work is established; but this time it is not just because of the work of a remnant, but because of the establishment of the entire two-part church. The Remnant was a promise for the church-whole, while the church-whole will be a promise for the whole of mankind.
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