AND THE CURSE OF 1920
HURRICANE RITA –
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HURRICANE RITA -
Even as it looked like this writing would be finished, Hurricane Rita came. And as this writer typed this closing section, the raindrops of Rita fell here in Salem, reminding me of her presence as they splashed upon the roof. What a very fitting conclusion to this writing – initiated by Katrina as I pulled out of Washington, then incredibly significant truth was received as Ophelia caressed the breast of North Carolina, and finally closing as Rita sent her rain upon us here in Salem.
In Deuteronomy 19:15 we read – “on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed.” In 2004 Yahweh spoke from the evidence of five witnesses; this writing comes from the evidence of three, and yet the hurricane season is not finished and more could still come.
We knew that Yahweh was continuing to speak when we saw that this third hurricane bore the name, Rita. “Rita” means “pearl,” and as we saw in Return of the Raven, page 2, the pearl of great value is the Bride. Thus Hurricane Rita testified of the coming Bride. And as the seventeenth hurricane of the season, her number declared “victory,” much needed victory, the Rebekah victory (Lesson From Intercession, page 8)!
The truth of this Bride testimony was evidenced at the outset by Rita. If, like Katrina, she had taken the rod, that would have completely violated the testimony of these hurricanes; but as an Esther Bride, she did precisely what she should have done – Rita passed by Florida and simply touched the head of the rod (Esther 5:2), as you can see from this tracking map.
It is quite amazing how Rita eased right through the Straits of Florida between the Florida Keys and Cuba and did not make landfall. But she was the Bride, Esther, and she could not take the rod but rather was to touch its head. Once Rita did so, there was no question that the “pearl” was the Bride.
As a category three hurricane of massive size, Rita made landfall at Sabine Pass, Texas, at about 2:30 Saturday morning, September 24. Though her winds, of course, did damage, the main affects of Rita were the torrents of rain that fell from her as she made her slow course up east Texas.
Her unpredictable course took her up through east Texas and skirted just east of a town which was highlighted in the writings of the Bride in 2000 when the contest between Bush and Gore was at hand, reminding this man of all that took place then. After that she defied all forecasts and went northeast, took a jog to the left correcting her course by heading north, and then skirted just east of Salem, Missouri, where this man was writing about her, tying those two towns together in a prophetic testimony! Let us now see that testimony.
The name of that town she first skirted was Kilgore, Texas, attesting to the truth that the second Remnant must “kill” the one who gores – Satan. We stated then, before the final outcome of the election, that even as the second Remnant had to defeat Satan, so Bush had to defeat Gore and win the election, the results of which are now history.
It is quite significant that one of the evidences of the certain victory of second Remnant Bush was the very pattern we have addressed here, and it is very dramatic. Beginning with President William Harrison, seven Presidents who were elected at twenty-year intervals died in office – Harrison, Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Harding, Roosevelt, and Kennedy. And like the highly significant seven-and-one pattern we have seen, the relevance thereof dramatically emphasized by this testimony in the Presidents of the United States, the eighth President, Ronald Reagan, was given the victory over death. As a vivid unmistakable testimony, Reagan was shot but lived. This, once again, evidenced the vital necessity of adding the eighth.
Thus we see once again, this time in the US Presidents, the pattern of Tabernacles – the seven-and-one pattern. But of course this pattern does not end here, for what was needed was the third-part “body,” the ninth trip up the mountain, the Elijah that defeats Baal at Carmel, the Bride testimony, the Pentecost. Thus in 2000 we saw in a remarkable string of unmistakable evidence (Election 2000 Information) the election of Bride-representing Bush who “killed Gore” (Baal), keeping him and Lieberman (Asherah) from receiving the “heavenly kingdom,” America. The ninth President in this sequence, President Bush, clearly evidenced the selfsame thing we have seen testified in the Scriptures – the test of Carmel in the Pentecost Elijah ninth place.
Remarkably, these nine Presidents from Harrison to Bush reveal the identical Moses/Tabernacles seven-and-one pattern with the ninth Elijah trip up the mountain. Remarkably, even as the true fulfillment of this pattern is taking place, Yahweh has provided a President of the United States to attest to this. What Yahweh fulfilled in a sign that is unmistakably Him, He is accomplishing the higher fulfillment at the kingdom of God level, and it too will be unmistakably Him! As an intercession and a living testimony of Yahweh’s works, Bush will be President until 2008; and undoubtedly the Elijah work will be completed within this ninth-part period. What Yahweh has evidenced on the national scene during this highly significant Elijah/Pentecost President, including the twin towers, Afghanistan, Iraq, the tsunami, even these whining feminine misplaced mercy Democrats who don’t like to lose, and now these hurricanes, will all be fulfilled at the kingdom of God level per the fulfilling true Elijah.
It is not without purpose that Rita reminds us of this immensely prophetic contest that took place in 2000 and was a benchmark for the Bride. Not only did we see Kilgore and the testimony of the pattern of the Presidents, but we also had hope at that time that Yahweh would pour out His Spirit at Christmas (Hope Deferred VS. Desire Fulfilled), even as we more accurately have now.
Furthermore, before the election results even came to pass, it was written here that Bush had to win, and as a testimony of the second Remnant he would complete what his first Remnant father began. While the first Bush bruised the head of Saddam Hussein, the second Bush, separated from the former by Clinton breach Christianity, would drive the tent peg into his head. (It was also noted that while Saddam would be defeated, Yahweh could have mercy, which He so testified – Remnant Wins! and 20/20 Hindsight.) Thus Rita pointed our attention back to these remarkable truths that indeed came about as the pattern had so clearly evidenced. And again, as we enter this hope-filled feast period, Saddam Hussein will be tried/judged.
Rita reminded us that the Tabernacles seven-and-one pattern is real and conclusive, and speaks of the absolute necessity of the addition of the ninth, the Bush. It is terrifying to think what would have taken place should Gore and Lieberman have won in 2000! We hear the excessive rantings and ragings of the feminine Democrats, but if they had won in 2000, it would have been the same as Satan receiving the rights to the kingdom for another 1,000 years. It would have been “My God, My God, why have You forsaken us?” It would have meant there was no Bride, no Elijah, and Yahshua would not return and the great and terrible day of Yahweh would come.
Because we saw this clear pattern in 2000, the election results and the history that we all know today was able to be presented beforehand. Today we are taking that same pattern once again and therein find evidenced the true fulfillment of the ninth part in a way we could have never even imagined or understood at that time – the Elijah Tabernacles Pentecost and the test of Carmel on December 25/26, 2005. That which He did in 2000, is finding fulfillment in 2005.
The year 2000 was a very important year for the Bride. With the beginning of the Remnant Bride in 2000, at first it appeared that the Elijah was being birthed in that year, but it was not. Even as 2000 was a leap year, and even as John leapt in the womb at six months, and even as 2000 was six years after the Holy Spirit came on this man in ’94, so we see that the Elijah actually leapt in the womb in 2000. When then was the Elijah born? One would expect that it would be born three years later in 2003. But we have already seen that Yahweh delayed the birth for six months, or at Passover, 2004. Yes, the Elijah was birthed in 2004 when we entered into the Millennial reign.
So what does this mean for us today? It means that Rita is reminding us of that leap in the womb, and we are seeing not only its significance in pointing to Kilgore and Saddam Hussein and the nine Presidents, as well as Christmas, but the hope of its fulfillment. And even as rain fell from the clouds of Rita as this closing was being written, so we can have confidence that the latter rain will come.
If our eyes could be opened to see all the testimonies of Yahweh around us concerning His works and His ways, we would be breathless with wonder! They are everywhere, if we could just see. But today we are VERY grateful for what we are seeing, and it is sufficient in order for the Bride to be formed and perform her work to prepare the way for Yahshua’s return.
The Bride is an incredible work! She is given eyes to see things that have never before been seen, and it is in fact by seeing these things that she is able to accomplish her vital role. This truth is the royal jelly that transforms a common worker into a queen. She is the Elijah that restores all things and prepares the way for Yahshua’s return, and the blessed and holy ones who will rule and reign with Him in the Millennial reign, kings with the King.
The Bride, which has thus far been hidden, is the long last body of Tabernacles. Though Satan has had the intent to “make alterations in times and in law/decrees,” even as we read in the verses that follow, his time is now at an end.
“He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time (or Satan’s authority over the Christians for almost 2,000 years).
But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever.
Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him” (Daniel 7:25-27).
Christians have been worn down by Satan for 2,000 years, and he has intended to alter times and Yahweh’s laws/decrees, but his time is at an end. As we read in Daniel 2:21-22:
"It is He who changes the times and the epochs;
He removes kings and establishes kings;
He gives wisdom to wise men
And knowledge to men of understanding.
It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And the light dwells with Him.”
Yahweh is giving knowledge to the Bride and revealing profound and hidden things, and the kingdom that Satan has had authority over for 2,000 years is being given to the Bride. Per the contract of Atonement, 2004, that authority has been transferred from him to the Bride. And it is not without significance that this closing was being written under the rains of Rita on the one-year anniversary when that contract was signed, September 25, 2004!
Satan’s defeat is first a legal defeat, and that legal right to the kingdom has been secured by the Bride. “The dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven” belong to the Bride, and we will reign with Yahshua as kings on this earth, for it is written:
And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” (Revelation 19:16).
It was by the thigh of Abraham that Eliezer swore to obtain a bride for his son from Nahor (Genesis 24:1-9). This is the Bride who is in the thigh of Yahweh. The promise of that thigh has been dislocated (Genesis 32:25) since the death of the first Remnant, but the second Remnant has prevailed and has become the Israel, the “perseverance of God.” But in truth, God is indeed the one who has persevered and will establish the second Remnant. “Nahor” means “piercing,” and even now, out from the pierced side of the body of Christ is coming the Rebekah Bride. This is Yahweh’s promise, it is His law, it is His way, and it is irrefutable. It will come to pass.
The Bride will reign as kings with Yahshua, “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS”!