Image: Solomon’s Temple
One of the unique things Yahweh has revealed to this man is the matter of how He stacks time. As we have noted recently, He stacks the fifth day on the fourth, as well as the eighth day on the seventh (The Waltz of Life, page 3). He also stacks the first year of the next Jubilee cycle on the Jubilee, thereby annulling it (The Waltz of Life, page 2), even as He annuls the sabbath by stacking the eighth day on the seventh.
I have many wonderful memories of the revelations of the little book that have been oh so sweet to my mouth, and one of those is when He first showed me the wonder of how He stacks time. When I was first considering the truths in 1994 presented in Ascending Alive, a very real problem arose when the fifteen days of the dedication of Solomon’s temple would not fit into the fourteen days leading up to Tabernacles. I was struggling in my mind as to how this problem could possibly be resolved—there was one day too many. While deeply troubled by this, I went to take a shower, and there, suddenly, wonderfully, Yahweh showed me His principle of what I then called His divine overlap. In other words, He stacked time. My spirit greatly rejoiced when I saw the answer, but little did I know then that this was a practice He oft repeated—His way.
Recently, a Bride brother has been pointing me back to that writing, specifically regarding this matter of how Yahweh stacks time. I was intending to go back and examine it, but seemed to never get there. Just recently he brought it up again and I did indeed go back and examine it, finding some most interesting information. Frankly, one of the reasons I publish these things is because there is no way I can remember everything I see and am shown, so I record it. This was the case with some of the information in that writing, which I will mention here.
In page 5 of Ascending Alive, there are several examples in which a seven-part period is followed by a second seven-part period. Here are some of them. It is quite amazing that there are so many.
- Noah sent out the dove. Upon its return, he waited seven days and sent it out again. Upon its return, he waited another seven days and sent it out again. It then did not return. Thus, there were seven days and seven days, followed by removing the covering from the ark (Genesis 8:8-12).
- Jacob labored seven years for Rachel, but then received Leah. Thereupon, he labored another seven years for her. Thus, we see seven years and seven years, whereby Jacob received his two brides (Genesis 29).
- Pharaoh dreamt that seven beautiful cows were devoured by seven evil and lean cows, and that seven plump and good ears of grain were devoured by seven thin and scorched ears. Of course these were seven years of plenty followed by seven years of drought (Genesis 41).
- The period required to determine if a leper was healed from leprosy was seven days of isolation, whereupon he was checked, followed by another seven days, and thereupon checked again. If the leprosy was not evident either time, he was considered clean from leprosy (Leviticus 13:4-6, 31-34, and 50-55).
- King Hezekiah called a Passover following the restoration of the temple, and it was enjoyed so much that they decided to celebrate the feast another seven days. Thus, it was a seven-day feast followed by another seven days (2 Chronicles 30:22-23). Upon completion of this seven and seven, the people went out and tore down all the high places and idols. Hezekiah set up the priesthood and the people provided abundantly for them (2 Chronicles 31).
In the writing, Ascending Alive, it focuses on yet another very important seven-and-seven. This was the dedication of Solomon’s temple. In 2 Chronicles 7:9, we see that Solomon’s temple was dedicated in a specific 7 – 7 – 1 pattern: “for the dedication of the altar they observed seven days, and the feast [of Tabernacles] seven days.” But very importantly, we also read in that verse: “And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly.” This eighth day was the eighth great day holy convocation of Tabernacles where Yahshua declared that from one’s innermost being will flow rivers of living water (John 7:38). Thus, the events were seven days and seven days, with the great eighth-day holy convocation completing them.
But most importantly, as addressed in that writing, what we see here are the like fifteen days in heaven whereby the Bride receives their immortal, incorruptible bodies—the first resurrection. As written in 1 Thessalonians 4:16, we ascend alive on Trumpets, and following our own Solomonic dedication, return to this earth on the fifteenth day, on the first day of Tabernacles.
If someone is astute, they are saying: “Hold on here. If you stack two days as you are saying—the fifteenth day in heaven on the first day of Tabernacles on earth—you have already stated that the significant event, the great eighth day, is thereby nullified. Therefore, you cannot have the waters that flow from one’s innermost being.” But there is a vital difference. Two years or two days stacked on earth, as we have seen, are undoubtedly different from stacking a heavenly event on an earthly event. We are talking about apples and oranges now. Undoubtedly, a heavenly event can stack on an earthy event, and that to the good of the earthly. The great eighth day in heaven will thereby mean a blessing to the earth on its first day of Tabernacles.
Having noted these things, let us now consider some additional relevant information. What you will read, along with what you have already read, affords a double hope regarding this Solomonic 7 – 7 – 1 pattern.
What is the prevailing problem with man? The inherent problem with man is that he is of this earth. He is Adam, meaning “red.” Per this red nature, he listens to Satan. Even, he is of the very nature of red Satan, and red blood is his life. Thus, quite significantly, the Law forbade drinking blood/Satan, and an issue of blood/Satan made one unclean. No matter how man may yearn and try to do good, he cannot escape this cursed red earthy nature. (Buy the way, since this is December, you will see the TRUE spirit of Christmas when you look at the color of Satan’s, excuse me for the spelling error, Santa’s suit.)
Thus, when Yahweh God gives the heavenly to earthly man, to Adam, it is obvious what can be expected. Adam man always does to the heavenly just what he did to the Heavenly. The Heavenly came to this earth and Adam man, even religious Adam man who had the word of God, killed Him. Though a small number of individuals will seek to preserve the heavenly, the Adam nature will prevail and kill and corrupt it.
The number “seven” that we have been considering is actually a good number in heaven. BUT, the problem is that when Yahweh gives the heavenly to the earthly, good becomes evil and the blessing becomes the curse. When the kingdom-of-heaven seven beautiful cows are given to earthly man, they are devoured by the earthly seven evil and lean cows. When the kingdom-of-heaven seven plump and good ears of grain are given to earthly man, they are devoured by the earthly seven thin and scorched ears. Thus, seven in heaven is divine; but, seven on earth is dearth!
When Yahweh gave red Adam the kingdom of heaven on this earth via the original Garden of Eden, he corrupted it in the seventh year. Yahshua then came to this earth 4,000 years later, and by the Nazirite vow restored that Garden, the kingdom, giving it back to man. But once again, the first Remnant red Adam man immediately corrupted it. The abomination of desolation came on day 1,290 (The Great Tribulation), and already the kingdom was corrupted. Followed then by the body of Christ, it has been corrupted ever since, and would continue to be corrupted for another 1,000 years. All three measures of meal would be entirely leavened (Matthew 13:33).
This is why the number “seven” is the mark of the beast here on earth. The nature of red Adam man is to corrupt, devour, and destroy the kingdom, the good “seven.” This is also why Yahshua must cut the days of the church and man short and come early. Adam man was given seven days, 7,000 years. But Yahweh cannot let man have the full 7,000 years, and must cut his time short to 6,000 by Yahshua coming early. He must come and, once again, set up His kingdom. What Adam and Eve effected in the seventh year, man would effect for 7,000 years.
Thus we see the contrast, and even the conflict, of the heavenly and the earthly, that which is above and that which is below. It is indeed good that man is to be taken into heaven and experience a double portion seven-and-seven work that enters him into immortality, to be born from above, losing his red blood. However, when that same seven-and-seven is performed on earth by earthly man (other than in the case of prophecy)—giving the church 2,000 years of the kingdom of heaven—it is death! It becomes the seven-and-seven curse, the double portion of the mark of the beast.
Here now is my hope. We see in the dedication of Solomon’s temple and the altar the heavenly pattern of the seven-and-seven, followed by the eighth day. This is the period of fifteen days when we are taken to heaven, dedicated to Yahweh, and receive heavenly bodies. My hope is that the seven-and-seven years wherein I had my face between my knees from June, 1994, to June, 2008, are an identification with that pattern, albeit in the earthly. As an intercession though, this gives me hope that in the eighth-day fifteenth year when it is promised that out of our innermost being will flow rivers of living water, I will receive Gihon—the much needed Solomon bursting forth, the latter rain, being clothed in power from on high, standing in Yahshua’s office (Tabernacles Pentecost, 2008).
Tabernacles Pentecost, December 26, 2008, is precisely in the middle of that eighth-day fifteenth year that began in June. Yahweh has a way of coming in the middle, of changing His mind and doing good in the middle, and this I hope He does for this man in the middle of this fifteenth year. Yahweh had mercy on Hezekiah, changing His mind when Isaiah was in the middle of the court, and added fifteen years to his life (2 Kings 20:1-6). I hope He will have the same mercy on me in the middle of my fifteenth year. I hope He will hear my like prayer, “Remember now, O Yahweh, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart and have done what is good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. I hope He will say the same to this man that He said to Hezekiah: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of Yahweh.” Here, the addition of fifteen is identified with ascending to Yahweh on the third day.
Now for my second hope. Intercession is identification, and it is my hope that Yahweh has designed my identification with the seven-and-seven-plus-the-eighth pattern, so that I/we might experience the like heavenly pattern—ascending alive on the third day at Trumpets, 2011, and receive the redemption of our earthly bodies. Identification affords rights to the fulfillment.
If we effectually identify with the earthly testimony, then we can experience the heavenly. Allow me to give an example of this. On August 7, 1994, Yahweh instructed me to become a Mephibosheth, and all that I had acquired in ministry over thirteen years, I was to give to the man who was persecuting me. This is what Mephibosheth did when Ziba lied about him. Upon hearing the false report, David took all that Mephibosheth had and gave it to Ziba. When David discovered the truth and gave half of it back to Mephibosheth, he declined and gave it all to Ziba (2 Samuel 16:1-4 and 19:24-30).
When I was called to identify with Mephibosheth, I did so in his humiliation and loss. But, in so doing, I thereby received the same right that Mephibosheth had—the right to eat from the King’s table. David had said that the blind or the lame would not enter into his house. They were “hated by David’s soul” (2 Samuel 5:8). Yet because of David’s covenant with Jonathan, his lame son, Mephibosheth, was brought into David’s house and ate at his table (2 Samuel 9:9-13). Though I too am lame in my feet, in my kingdom rights, by identifying in the earthly I gained the rights to eat from the King’s table, receiving understanding that no man has ever received. I gained that heavenly right by first identifying with being abased and with loss in the earthly as a Mephibosheth. If we identify in loss, we secure the greater gain.
Paul said it this way—if we are to be the children of God and heirs of God with Yahshua, then we are to “suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him” (Romans 8:17). The latter is only possible by the former. Once again, my hope is that having walked through the 7 – 7 – 1 in difficulty on this earth, I/we can receive the heavenly fulfillment. And by the way, Mephibosheth had a son whose name was Mica. I have one son and I will let you guess his name.
This promise regarding the great eighth-day is clearly for the Remnant. In 2 Chronicles 7:8-10 we read that the people attending Solomon’s highly significant dedication of the temple were sent away on the twenty-third day of the seventh month. The promised eighth-day holy convocation is on the twenty-second, so they were sent away after observing that important day. Yet, in 1 Kings 8:66, the people did not observe that day but were sent home “on the eighth day.” What does this clear contradiction mean? What is being prophesied?
In The Key To Their Understanding, page 5, we find that Chronicles speaks to the Remnant, and Kings speaks to Christianity. Thus we see evidenced in this contradiction riddle that Christianity will not experience the fulfillment of the critical eighth day, but the Remnant indeed will. The Remnant is the Solomon work that is in the first resurrection, who rule and reign for a thousand years in the Millennial reign with the true Solomon, Yahshua.
Therefore, on the other side of the two-part mark-of-the-beast period of the church, the Remnant Bride experiences the eighth-day promise, the 7 – 7 – 1. However, as is the case with the eighth on this earth, the eighth can be a Moses that does not receive the promise. Thus, as evidenced in 1 Kings 8:66 where they left on the eighth day, the pattern of Christianity is 7 – 7, followed by the Moses eighth—they do not get to experience the promise. They will have to wait for their Elijah ninth fulfillment later. As revealed in the parable of Yahshua cleansing the temple, they must wait another day (One Thing You Still Lack, page 10).
In conclusion, let us review the outcome of these seven-and-seven testimonies. What we see here are indications as to what takes place following the double sevens—the concluding fifteenth day—and they are all good and very hope-filled regarding the days before us.
- Seven and seven, and the covering of the ark was removed.
- Seven and seven, and Jacob received both brides.
- Seven and seven, and the drought was over.
- Seven and seven, and the leper was pronounced clean.
- Seven and seven, and the high places were torn down, and the priesthood was established and abundantly provided for.
- Seven and seven, and the holy-convocation-promise that out of our innermost being will flow rivers of living water.
May Yahweh fulfill His word concerning these matters and do good on our behalf. We look to Him for the days to come.