In the first report since returning from Britain titled, “The Helper,” I noted that there would be three reports. However, a truth came to light in the last few days pertaining to the birthing of the Body of Christ that needs to be addressed.
As covered in the Remnant Bride YouTube Channel teaching number twelve, we see that in one regard the Body of Christ is birthed by the first Remnant. One could equally say that the first Remnant was the Elijah that prepared the way for the Body. However, quite obviously the Body, like Yahshua, is a flesh work. Mary was flesh, who birthed Yahshua as flesh, who “birthed” the Leah Bride as flesh, who birthed the Body of Christ as flesh, who “births” the Rachel Bride as flesh. Why all of these flesh works? Because the kingdom came early, before the time that men could enter into immortality.
So what are we saying? Yahshua told Nicodemus, “You must be born from above” (John 3:3 and 7). No one up to now, other than Yahshua when He came back to earth after being in heaven for eight days, has been born from above. When Yahshua returned He was in a body that was not of this earth, but from heaven. This is the birth we have to have. There must be a birth that is into immortality and not into this earthly corrupted flesh. We must be born from above by Jerusalem above. Otherwise, as set forth in John 3:31 and 8:23, we are in a body of this earth with its gravely inherent multitude of shortfall weaknesses.
But, this new birth does not take place individually as it did with Yahshua, but through a corporate experience. So when does this needed change take place and who or what is this first corporate recipient? The change comes with the second Remnant in that they are the Elijah who ascend alive. They and the first Remnant unite in heaven (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17) and are the first to enter into immortal incorruptible bodies, who then return with Immanuel to rule and reign for a thousand years.
So, when is the Body of Christ born from above? Before answering this, let us examine some most revealing and affirming truth regarding the Body. In Exodus 33:18-23, we find one of the clearest testimonies there is in the Scriptures regarding the pattern and fulfillment of the church. Moses requested to see Yahweh’s glory, and His answer was the church—His glory.
“Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock; and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by. Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen.”
What does this valuable account reveal? Simply stated, the first Remnant was the fulfillment of Yahweh building the church on Peter, the rock, and Yahshua was there with them—“a place by Me.” Following, of course, was the Body of Christ that was placed in the cleft of the rock with Yahweh’s hand over them. Finally, after Yahweh passes by we find the second Remnant who see His back—what He has been and is doing. Let us now give our attention to the Body.
We see that the Body of Christ is hidden in the cleft of the rock. There are many testimonies that speak to this place, evidencing the experience of the Body. One revealing and confirming testimony is that Yahshua’s own afflicted and dead body was equally placed in the cleft of a rock at His burial (Luke 23:53). Therefore, in like manner His body, the Body of Christ, is placed in the cleft of the rock for a like three days and three nights—3,000 years (addressed in teaching video number two. As went Christ, so goes the Body of Christ. But now let us address this cleft in a way that has not been considered before.
We have noted that the Body of Christ must be born from above—putting off this earthly flesh and putting on incorruptible bodies. How is this done? Evidence to this is seen in Exodus 33:22 where the Body of Christ is placed in the cleft of the rock. Thus we ask, what is the cleft of the rock? We have already noted that it is evidenced in the burial of Christ in a like cleft. But is not being hidden in the cleft of a rock equal to a child that develops in the cleft of the woman? The Body of Christ hidden in the cleft of the rock is indeed no different than a child being hidden in the womb of the cleft of a woman.
A child in the cleft of a woman exists there for nine months in darkness and with no breath. Oxygen is provided by the mother, and there is no breath, no pneuma, that fills their lungs. This is precisely the state of the Body of Christ. They too are in darkness with Yahweh’s hand over them so they do not see. Neither do they have the breath of life they must have in order to exist outside of this cleft—the Spirit entirely filling them. Why is the Body in this place? For the same reason a child is in the womb—it is a time of development until they can be birthed into light and breath. So how long will it take for this development of the Body? Obviously for a period of nine measured parts, even as a child requires nine months.
In the writing Intercession, page 4, we see that Christianity is born from above at the completion of 9,000 years from creation. How does this compute? There are 6,000 years leading up to the Millennial Reign, then there is the 1,000-year Millennial Reign, concluded by Christianity’s 2,000-year Elijah period. The latter of course allows them to become a split work, making them clean. With the completion of this nine-part kingdom-level period of 9,000 years, the Body of Christ then ascends alive as the Elijah. Thereupon, like the Bride who preceded them 3,000 years before, they too are born from above in immortal incorruptible bodies. Thus the Bride and the Body, the holy of holies and the holy place, are complete and Yahweh then has His temple.
But, one could object that at that time the Body of Christ will not have existed in the womb, in the cleft of the rock, for 9,000 years—only 5,000 years. It would appear so, would it not? The Body did not begin until 4,000 years after creation. But, keep in mind that the One who preceded them and set forth the work they fulfill, was slain at a time that did not match the calendar of man either. Though Yahshua was slain at the very end of 4,000 years, Revelation 13:8 tells us that He was “slain from the foundation of the world.” Therefore, since Christ was slain from the foundation of the world, does this not mean that His Body would occupy the same place? Indeed so. Given that Christianity is birthed 9,000 years from the foundation of the world—nine periods of kingdom-level time—the reality of this is quite certain.
One should thus realize that while man lives in this flesh, the earth is a womb of darkness, lack of breath, and difficulty. In this womb we are being formed and developed until we are birthed into light and breath and the true body we must possess. This we see spoken of in Psalm 139:13-16:
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were written all the days that were ordained for me [9,000 years], when as yet there was not one of them [from the foundation of the world].
Another interesting and confirming testimony regarding this gestation period of the Body is that the gestation of a child is divided into three parts called trimesters. These three parts are evidenced in this 9,000-year gestation as well. The first trimester is the period of the patriarchs and proceeds to the time of Solomon. The second trimester is the time of the sons of Israel, the coming of Yahshua and His crucifixion, and the entire church period leading up to the Millennial Reign. Then the concluding trimester is the Millennial Reign and the Elijah period of the Body of Christ. As with a child, this latter trimester is obviously the time of vital maturation and development necessary for healthy and successful life outside of the womb. Between the burning of the third part of the church in the Millennial Reign (Zechariah 13:9), and the lake of fire afterward, Christians will indeed be prepared to be birthed into immortality.
Thus we see that the purpose of the first 9,000 years of man is twofold: (1) to birth the Bride into immortality at the completion of 6,000 years, and (2) to birth the Body into immortality at the conclusion of 9,000 years. As we see, the “birth” of a female work from a male work would not require a nine-part period. Attested by Eve, she is created by God through a means that does not require the nine-part intrauterine testimony. Thus the Bride can be birthed at the completion of 6,000 years. However, because the Body is hidden in the cleft of the rock, in a female womb, they are indeed obligated to three trimesters.
Up to today, both of these works have been born into the flesh; but it is time for that to soon change. A rib taken from the Body of Christ affords the establishment of the Rachel Bride, and it is indeed time for the formed Bride to be born from above. Also, Yahweh placed the Body of Christ in the cleft of the rock, in the cleft of a female, so that they will be birthed into immortality following their third trimester.
Interestingly, the Bride enters into immortality not only after two parts, or 2,000 years, but after two trimesters as well. And though the Body will not be given their three parts, their 3,000 years, they are in fact given three trimesters which they will now successfully complete. Though they are cut short at this time, they will now succeed in the third trimester because of the work of Immanuel.