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TWO MORE TESTIMONIES
In Genesis 38 we read an unusual interruption in the otherwise chronological account of Joseph. This chapter contains the account of the birth of Judah’s three sons, but by-in-large deals with Judah’s handling of Tamar’s marriages to two of his sons, his refusal to provide her to his third son, and her ultimate birth of twins via Judah himself - a most peculiar account. The birth of these two sons and, once again, the meaning of their names adds one more vivid testimony to the pattern we have already seen.
At the close of the chapter we read that during the birth process one of the twins "put out a hand, and the midwife took and tied a scarlet thread on his hand, saying, ‘This one came out first.’ But it came about as he drew back his hand, that behold, his brother came out. Then she said, ‘What a breach you have made for yourself!’ So he was named Perez. And afterward his brother came out who had the scarlet thread on his hand; and he was named Zerah." Let us lay this out.
|Zerah put out his hand and ---> received the birthright
|Perez was born --->
|Zerah was born
Thus, to simplify this we can reduce it to the following:
Zerah ---> Perez ---> Zerah
Now let us repeat this order, but this time use
the meaning of their names. Zerah’s name, we find, means - light. While the
meaning of Perez’s name is just what we find here - breach. Thus we have
Light ---> Breach ---> Light
As we said, this is a most revealing type or foreshadowing of the pattern we have already seen in so many other accounts. But this foreshadowing clearly identifies the middle Christianity period as precisely a breach, while the two Remnants are identified as light. This is the light seen in the prophetic account of Moses and Elijah on the mount of transfiguration. Moses, Elijah, and Yahshua all emanated light. They were in fact the Zerah, as seen in this revealing testimony. What, we ask, could be more revealing; and as one more testimony in what seems to be an almost endless string, what could be more confirming that in fact the two Remnant "lights" are separated by this "Perez," this breach? To Christianity we join in saying - "What a breach you have made for yourself!"
There are many, many other examples which could
be cited, some giving testimony to only the former and latter rain Remnants,
others giving evidence to breach Christianity alone. For example, in these
two Remnants we find the first not receiving the true kingdom as promised,
while the second does. This is seen in the closing of Song of Solomon. In
chapter 8, verses 8 through 10 we read:
"We have a little sister, And she has no breasts;
What shall we do for our sister
On the day when she is spoken for?
If she is a wall,
We shall build on her a battlement of silver;
But if she is a door,
We shall barricade her with planks of cedar.
I was a wall, and my breasts were like towers;
Then I became in his eyes as one who finds peace."
The first believers under the former rain were the "little sister" who had "no breasts;" in other words, they did not have the ability (the breasts) to bring forth the perfect kingdom (the milk). They too could not bring the return of Yahshua; they were not the Elijah, thus they were not a door. If they were, they would have been "barricaded with planks of cedar." Yahshua could not return to set up his kingdom through the first Remnant apostles and believers. The kingdom He will set up will be through the older sister whose "breasts were like towers." This is the second Remnant formed by the latter rain. They will see Yahshua, and in His eyes will find peace.
Thus in these two sisters we find the two Remnants - the former who have the promise but cannot bring it forth, and the latter who will bring forth the promised kingdom.
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