TABERNACLES PENTECOST, 2008
Our first question is now answered regarding Pentecost, which begs the next two questions. How then could Pentecost be evidenced—as a gradual flow as were the waters coming from under the eastern gate, or as a Gihon, a bursting forth? As we have noted and questioned, there are both testimonies. The difficulty we had in the past was trying to determine which one might be fulfilled. But with both testimonies present, the more obvious answer is that both are fulfilled. Let us begin with the waters from the eastern gate.
Based on what we have seen, it seems evident that the waters coming from under the eastern gate began in 1994 when the Spirit came upon me and began revealing these marvelous Bride truths. “Feet” speak of kingdom rights, and it could be said that I received the kingdom rights at that time. And quite significantly, the Holy Spirit came upon me on a Jubilee, 120 Jubilee waiting periods from the fall of Adam and Eve (Appendix 10). (There were 120 in the upper room, pointing to this day.)
To understand the water to the knees, we will look at Elijah in 1 Kings 18 where we see the same pattern. In verse 42 we read, “Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees.” Prophetically and intercessorally, what is it to crouch down and place one’s face between their knees? It is the same as Yahweh saying that He would place Moses in the cleft of the rock and he could not see (Exodus 33:22). It is the same as Jeremiah being instructed to place a linen waistband in the cleft of the rock, it thereby becoming worthless (Jeremiah 13:4-7). It is the same as wrapping the dead body of Christ in linen and placing it in the cleft of a rock (Luke 23:53). Clearly, the face between the knees is the breach period of the body of Christ. This would be true with the water to the knees as well.
Therefore, the fourteen-year period from 1994 to 2008 was the water to the knees—an intercession for the body of Christ, my own breach period. Remember, the Spirit came upon me for a week and a half in 1994, but then was removed from me, creating a breach. Also, fourteen years are the number of years that Jacob had to labor in order to receive his two-part bride, Leah and Rachel—seven years for each one. Seven is of course the mark of the beast that has been on Christianity for 2,000 years, or two days. The two seven-year periods I experienced would represent that 2,000-year cursed period. Thus, the “face between the knees” and the “water to the knees,” both speak of the period of the body of Christ, the breach.
What then is next? The water that is up to the loins. This too was testified by Elijah, as we read in verses 43-46 of 1 Kings 18. After his servant “came back the seventh time,” attesting once again to the end of the mark-of-the-beast period, and reported that there was a cloud as small as a man’s palm, Elijah came out of his breach and rose to his feet. The drought-breaking rains came, he girded up his loins, and outran Ahab to Jezreel.
This is undoubtedly where we are now—the water to our loins, the girding up of the loins, even the latter rains. Based on 1 Peter 1:13—where we are instructed, “gird up the loins of your mind”—this would speak of beginning to understand things more clearly and being prepared for action. This is also when the hand of Yahweh came upon Elijah, giving him the supernatural power to beat Ahab in his chariot in their race to Jezreel.
Thus we see that the waters from under the eastern gate have been flowing since 1994 in ever-increasing amounts. At some point these waters have to take us to the place where they are deep enough in which to swim. Undoubtedly, this is when we ascend alive, insomuch that swimming is when your feet leave the land, this earth.
And by the way, it is evident that the waters coming under the eastern gate when it is closed implies that it is not time for this water, which is indeed the case, or for Yahshua’s return. Remember, the Tabernacles eighth-day water and Yahshua’s return are not supposed to come for another 1,000 years. But, Yahweh has to stack the eighth day on the seventh and bring the water early, from under the closed gate, preparing for Yahshua’s triumphal entry.
So how does a Gihon fit into this? Obviously, “Gihon” is sudden—a “bursting forth.” As we have said, this is quite different from the testimony of an ever-increasing river. In contrast to the waters coming under the eastern gate, in contrast to Elijah’s like testimonies, Gihon evidences the true latter rain. But also evidenced by Elijah, this latter rain in fact comes at the girding up of the loins, after the water to the knees and at the water to the loins. It is seen in 1 Kings 18:45 when Elijah had come out at his breach, as we read: “In a little while the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower.” Let us now turn to 1 Kings 1 and consider this account concerning Gihon and Solomon’s establishment as king.
It is quite interesting that as Solomon was anointed king, his older brother, Adonijah, was holding a banquet honoring himself as the next king. And quite relevant to the present time, he had a Pentecost fifty men to run before him, and the people were saying, “Long live King Adonijah.” Those fifty men testified of the latter-rain Elijah that prepares the way, even those who in like testimony prepared the way for Yahshua’s entry into Jerusalem (Luke 19:28-40).
Meanwhile, Bathsheba was before David, reminding him that the kingdom was promised to her son, Solomon. David affirmed his vow to her and had Solomon taken to Gihon. There he was anointed with oil, a trumpet was blown, and the people cried, “Long live King Solomon.” The rejoicing was so great, it says that “the earth shook at their noise” (1 Kings 1:40).
Clearly, the contest here is between the Latter-Rain-Movement Adonijah body of Christ, and Yahshua Himself. To understand all of this more fully, let us first consider an important and revealing testimony—the spring, Gihon. We will then tie all of this together.
There are two things that make Gihon exceptionally prophetic and relevant, particularly for today. First, Solomon is a clear type of Yahshua. He follows David, who could only prepare to build the temple but could not build it himself. In like manner, Yahshua follows Christianity, which has the same restrictions. Solomon was called the son of God and his throne was to endure forever (1 Chronicles 22:10). Yahshua is the fulfillment of Solomon—the Son of God who builds the temple of Yahweh and His throne will endure forever. Therefore, Solomon’s anointing at Gihon is relevant to Yahshua coming as King.
But keep in mind, Yahshua’s first coming was as much a “failure” as Solomon. His throne did not endure, what He built was corrupted and torn down, and when He left, there followed an immediate breach—His kingdom was split. Was all of this from Yahweh? It was as much from Yahweh as was the breach of Solomon’s kingdom, as He declared to Rehoboam, “this thing is from Me” (2 Chronicles 11:4). So what is the solution? Another coming, another Gihon.
It is revealing that Solomon was anointed king two times (1 Chronicles 29:22). In like manner, there must be a second anointing of Yahshua as king, and as you will see, this is in fact testified in Gihon. So to repeat ourselves, the first point is: Solomon’s anointing at Gihon is relevant to Yahshua coming as King.
The second exceptionally prophetic and relevant testimony concerning Gihon is its unique way of reappearing 2,000 years later in the Millennial reign. How can this be? We will briefly answer this, but you can go to Shelah and Clay of Spittle, page 7 and see not only a more in-depth analysis, but also helpful graphics.
Gihon is a spring that is located on the southeast side of Jerusalem. After Solomon, King Hezekiah sealed off the area and redirected the waters into an underground tunnel known today as Hezekiah’s tunnel. Those waters follow a serpentine course for almost 2,000 feet that takes them once again to the surface at the Pool of Siloam. So what is so significant about this?
When you look in a concordance at the Greek word “Siloam” (#4611), you find that it directs you to the Hebrew form of this word, “Shelach” (#7971), which is also the word “Shelah” (#7975). Thus we find that the Pool of Siloam spoken of in John 9, is the identical pool found in Nehemiah 3:15 where it is called the Pool of Shelah. Siloam and Shelah are one and the same.
Again you ask, so what does this have to do with the latter rain? We will get there. In Romans 2:28-29 we read, “For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew which is one inwardly.” In like testimony, we read in Hebrews 7 that the priesthood that is in Yahshua is not through Levi, but a Melchizedek priesthood through Judah—“For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah; of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood” (vs. 14). Therefore, if you want to know what happens to the church that is founded in the tribe of Judah, then all you have to do is go to Judah himself and see what testimony Yahweh set forth.
We have alluded to the fact that Judah had three sons. These were the product of his marriage to a cursed Canaanite; therefore, the sons were a mix—half blessing, half curse. Judah provided a wife, Tamar, for his first son. We are told in the Book of Jasher (45:23 and 16:11) that Tamar was the granddaughter of Melchizedek. With this unholy union of the Melchizedek priesthood with the cursed mix, Yahweh killed Judah’s first son. Then, according to Yahweh’s laws, Judah gave Tamar to the second son. But the same happened—he too was killed by Yahweh. This left one son remaining, and Judah knew that if he gave Tamar to him, he too would be killed. Thus, Judah refused to do so.
So what testimony do we see here regarding this priesthood—the church—that is derived from Judah? The same thing we see in these two sons, evidenced as well in Zechariah 13:7-9 and Hosea 6:1-3—the first two parts, 2,000 years, of the church are cut off and die. And if Yahweh did not do something different at this point, the third part would be killed as well. “Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved” (Matthew 24:22 and Mark 13:20). Yahweh CANNOT give the Tamar, the Melchizedek priesthood, to the third part of the church, or they would be killed by Yahweh as well. It is equally a cursed mix—the holiness of Yahweh God placed in cursed flesh men.
Seeing now that this third “son” of Judah, this third part of the church, cannot be given the Melchizedek priesthood, then what is the solution? Even as Judah himself had to bring forth offspring through Tamar, so Yahshua must come and do what the church has failed to do for 2,000 years. And, the testimony of that work is given at the Pool of Siloam. As we have seen, the Pool of Siloam is the Pool of Shelah, and what took place at Gihon speaks of the hope we have in the third-part Millennial reign. Why do we say this? Because the third son of Judah was Shelah.
The Pool of Siloam/Shelah is the prophetic third part of the church, the Millennial reign. So what then does it speak that the waters of Gihon take a serpentine course underground for nearly 2,000 feet and resurface in a pool that bears the name of the third-part Millennial reign? The answer is rather obvious. It speaks of the second anointing nearly 2,000 years later that makes the Solomon king—the coming of Yahshua to build His temple and set up His throne that will endure forever. And once again this is a Gihon, a sudden bursting forth of an event that surprises those who thought they would rule and reign—Adonijah Christianity with their Passover Pentecost leavened two-loaf work.
Solomon is unique among the kings of both Judah and Israel in that he came to reign while his predecessor, David, was still king. Why this unique exception and testimony? Because the true Solomon, Yahshua, must come and reign while the sick and impotent body of Christ is still here, as was David. Again, He comes before His time. He cannot wait until the body of Christ third-part dies.
And what pressed David to make Solomon King? Impetuous and overconfident Adonijah with his Elijah fifty forerunners. This is the same today. The product of the Latter Rain Movement—Charismatic, Pentecostal, name-it-and-claim-it, money-hungry Christians—act like they are reigning and are having their own banquets and celebrations. But they are about to have their deceptive Adonijah parties interrupted because of these antics—by a Gihon!
Therefore, we see clearly attested here that this Gihon, this bursting forth at the anointing of Yahshua, must reoccur in the third-part Millennial reign—Shelah. When does that period begin? We reveal in Shelah and Clay of Spittle, page 4 that the Millennial reign began at Passover, 2004. Read that writing to understand this important timing.
Gihon was an event that took place 2,000 years ago with Yahshua’s coming as the Lamb of God. He was even heralded as king as He rode into Jerusalem (Luke 19:38, John 12:13-15). But, that Gihon had to fail—Yahshua was too early, before the time (Matthew 8:29). He had to fail even as Solomon’s reign failed and resulted in a breach. The waters of Gihon had to disappear, go underground into Hezekiah’s tunnel for 2,000 years in a meandering serpentine course—the breach period when Satan is cast down to the earth and takes legal headship over the church. But that breach period is now completed and the waters of Gihon must burst forth once again in third-part Shelah—the Millennial reign.
Continue to page 4 of Tabernacles Pentecost, 2008 for GIHON TODAY
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