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As a reminder, we will once again repeat the verses from Genesis 1:27-31.

And God created the man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. ... And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

On the sixth day God made the creatures that lived on the land. But most importantly, He made man in His own image. Of course He named this man Adam, which means "red."

We need to add something here that will now help make another part of our puzzle complete. In the Menorah pictured here, you will notice that there are seven candles. Many writers have equated these seven branches of the Menorah with the seven days of creation. In fact, this is the reason for the candle colors that are presented here as they are in this particular Menorah. Let us review these at this time.

The order of the colors seen here are - (1) ultra violet, (2) blue, (3) green, (4) yellow, (5) orange, (6) red, and (7) brown. Let us see the meaning for each of these colors. We will be brief.

Ultraviolet represents the first day of creation when supernatural light was created, which is the very nature of Yahweh (1 Timothy 6:16). We have already seen that on the second day the water was set forth, thus we see that the second candle is blue. On day three all the plants were created, thus the third candle is green. Day four brought the creation of the sun and the moon, or natural light, so the fourth candle is yellow. The fish of the sea and the birds of the air were created on the fifth day, represented by the orange candle for the color of the yolk of an egg. The red candle for the sixth day has an equally relevant meaning. This is for the creation of man, Adam, who on this day received life, and life is in the blood, which is red. Likewise, Adam's name equally means "red." Finally there is the seventh brown candle for the finished creation of the earth.

But for our study here, you will once again notice that the second and the sixth candles are respectively blue and red, the same colors and representations of the two elements that came forth from Yahshua's pierced side - water and blood! Thus, very importantly, the piercing of Yahshua's side looked to these two days of creation - the second and the sixth, the waters separated by the "expanse" and the creation of man.

At this point, let us now consider the final two passages in the introductory list. Like the two days of creation that provide testimony to the water and the blood, so the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia tellingly occupy the numeric positions of second and sixth in a set of seven.

For several years this writer has known that the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia represent the two-part Remnant. Of all the churches in Revelation, Smyrna and Philadelphia are uniquely united. First, they are the only two of the seven that are not criticized or warned regarding their actions. Ephesus (#1) left its first love. Pergamum (#3) held to the teachings of Balaam and the Nicolatians. Thyatira (#4) tolerated the woman Jezebel. Sardis (#5) was asleep/dead. Finally, who does not think of evil when they hear the name Laodicea (#7)? That church was "wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked," though they thought themselves to be rich. But in comparison to these, Smyrna (#2) and Philadelphia (#6) escaped any criticism.

Another remarkably distinguishing point even further sets them apart and unites them. As we see in reading the verses provided at the beginning of this writing, both of these churches had references to those who thought they were Jews, but were the "synagogue of Satan." Some in Smyrna were to be cast into prison by the devil; and they were all to have tribulation for ten days. But in dramatic contrast, in Philadelphia we find that Yahweh was going to cause the same synagogue of Satan to now bow down at their feet.

Here we find one of the most dramatic and telling evidences that these two churches represent the two-part Remnant. First, those here who thought they were Jews but were the synagogue of Satan, who imprisoned and caused tribulation on Smyrna, are in truth the breach period of Christianity which Satan has corrupted. Christians equally think they are spiritual Jews (Romans 2:28-29), and in a sense indeed they are; but, by their actions Yahweh instead sees them as the synagogue of Satan. Why? Because for 2,000 years Satan has accomplished the abomination of desolation in the temple of Yahweh, thus corrupting the kingdom of God. Because of Satan's presence in the church, Yahweh views Christianity as the synagogue of Satan. Isn't this quite simple and obvious? Thus we see that the Smyrna first Remnant was indeed overcome by this corrupt synagogue of Satan, or Christianity. This affliction of the first Remnant by Satan is equally seen in the statement in Genesis 3:15 - "He (the first Remnant) shall bruise you (Satan) on the head, and you shall bruise him (the first Remnant) on the heel." Thus, Satan corrupted even the first Remnant, who lost the kingdom (Satan bruised their heal, or kingdom rights), and they all went to death!

But there is hope, for we find that the Philadelphia second Remnant will not suffer the same affliction by the synagogue of Satan church, but rather the synagogue of Satan will come and bow down at Philadelphia's feet (their restored kingdom rights). This truth is equally seen when the oppressive and deceiving brothers of Joseph came and likewise bowed down at his feet, even as revealed beforehand in his dream. Both of these speak of the same thing - when those in Christianity yield to the second Remnant.

Additionally, considering the thus far six examples that Christianity must die in order for the latter rain and the Bride work to come forth, you will notice the striking statement concerning the church immediately preceding second Remnant Philadelphia - "I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, and you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. ... If therefore you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come upon you." This is of course the second coming of Yahshua in which the sleeping Sardis body of Christ church will not be prepared for His return, even as they are not prepared now. Thus we see here that Yahshua's statement that His coming would be like a thief in the night as found in Matthew 24:43-44 and Luke 12:39, is a message specifically to the body of Christ and not to the world. They think they are alive, but they are asleep and dead. Even as Paul said in 1 Corinthians 11:29-30 - they have not discerned rightly the body of Christ and its true state, and thus they die, they are asleep! This is the warning specifically to the body of Christ, but is not the case with the second Remnant, who is the Elijah company who prepare the way for His return.

Thus once again we find evidenced that Christianity just before the Philadelphia second Remnant is a Sardis - declared to be dead! This is now evidence number seven to this repeatedly revealed fact of Christianity's death/sleep or tearing down.

In closing this important two-part section, let us restate some important conclusions and telling evidences regarding these two Remnant-representing churches. Even as the water and blood testimonies of the Remnant are evidenced on the second and sixth days of creation, so these two Remnant-representing churches are equally the second and sixth churches in Revelation, both testimonies being numbered in a complete unit of seven. Thus here again we find the two-part Remnant identified in this same creation placement on the second and sixth of seven.

And why, we must ask, the position of the second and sixth, rather than the first and seventh, as one might expect? Certainly the Remnant are the beginning and ending works in the church? First, a first and seventh placement separated by a five would have caused the breach of Christianity to be represented by a number always associated with the Remnant - five. This could not happen. Also, for obvious reasons their placement here in Revelation clearly associates them with the second and the sixth days of creation, or the water and the blood. And of course the sixth day completes Yahweh's creation. Thus we find that Yahweh causes all of these matters to once again weave together into one seamless garment of truth.

So we see the two Remnant are the water and the blood that come forth from the pierced side of Yahshua - the Bride coming from His side. They are thus equally represented (certainly for many even yet unfathomed reasons) by the second and the sixth days of creation, where we find the testimony of the water and the blood. And finally, they are the second and sixth churches in Revelation, the former being overcome by the synagogue of Satan, and the latter defeating it.

This writer knows that he is only beginning to see the marvelous truths evidenced here, and that there is much more to be revealed. But for now, in the next section we want to take this further and see more specifically and completely what is the fulfillment of these two particular elements of water and blood, even as they relate to the second and the sixth days of creation and the two Remnant. And of course all of this, most importantly, relates to the second coming of Yahshua and that which must precede His coming.

As we know, Yahweh does nothing new under the sun. Everything He does is in keeping with His patterns, no matter what level in life, including the spiritual (which is merely a fulfillment of the natural). At this point we are going to restate our basic conclusion, but from here what we share will not only support that which we have seen, but also expand upon it. It is increasingly evident that the first corporate spiritual fulfillment of this second and sixth, water and blood, pattern among mankind (at the kingdom of God level) is indeed the two-part Remnant. Let us now further see why this is true and what this might mean.


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