We know from Zechariah 4 and many other evidences and testimonies that the church—which is “not by might, nor by power, but by [Yahweh’s] Spirit”—is not just Christianity. Rather, it is a male work, the Body of Christ, and a two-part female work, the Bride. As seen in Zechariah 4, it is the two olive trees—the “two sons of fresh oil,” the two Remnant formed by the former and latter rains—separated by the lampstand of Christianity. It is the covenant of the male work passing between the split female work. Therewith, following is a simple testimony Yahweh provides that continually evidences this vital truth.
What, again, are we speaking of here? The CHURCH. The what? The:
Do you see the testimony here? The CHURCH is the two-part Remnant, the “CH,” split by the Body of Christ, the “UR.”
So what would “CH” stand for? There is one answer that is most obvious and fitting. The Remnant are the CHosen ones. As Yahshua declared, “For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14). Or as He also stated, “through the elect/chosen [same Greek word] those days will be cut short” (Matthew 24:22). It is the chosen, the elect two-part Remnant, who are the obedient people that ascend alive into heaven to be the first to be born from above.
Now, how then does “UR” represent Christianity? The answer to this is even more substantiated and revealing. Ur was a Babylonian city, the port of Babylonia. It was consecrated to the worship of Sin, the Babylonian moon-god. Of course the moon represents Satan, it ruling the night and the sun (Son) ruling the day (Genesis 1:16). Also, the woman who represents the Elijah in Revelation 12 was clothed in the sun, and the moon (Satan) was under her feet (Revelation 12:1). For 2,000 years Satan has been the head of Christianity. And coincidentally, the moon-god Sin is an apt testimony to the practice of many Christians—sin!
Furthermore, in Genesis 15:7, after Abraham had delivered Lot and received the blessing from Melchizedek, Yahweh spoke to him, “I am Yahweh who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess it.” Thus we see testified here that Yahweh brought Abraham out of Ur of Babylonia, in order to take him into the land of promise. Does this not sound quite familiar? In Revelation 18:4-5, we read concerning mystery Babylon: “I heard another voice from heaven, saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins [Sins] and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.’ ” Abraham coming out of Babylonian Ur so as to enter into the land of promise, and the call to come out of mystery Babylon, or even the Jews coming out of Babylon to go to Jerusalem, all look to the same thing: the Bride coming out of Ur Christianity in order to enter into the promised land of the Millennial reign in an immortal body.
But, even though the message here is to come out of Ur so as to enter into the land of promise; in fact, we actually see yet another essential step testified in this process. Abraham indeed came out of Ur with his father, but he then stayed in Haran until his father died. “Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went out together from Ur of the Chaldeans in order to enter the land of Canaan; and they went as far as Haran, and settled there” (Genesis 11:31). Then when Terah died, Abraham went into Canaan.
So, if Haran is a transition period in the departure from Christianity Ur, what could it represent? Very importantly, Haran was the place from which Isaac received his bride, Rebekah, who clearly represents the Remnant Bride. In Genesis 24:10, we read that Abraham’s servant went to the city of Nahor in Mesopotamia (Babylon) to obtain a wife for Isaac. It is believed that this city was in fact Haran. Thus, Haran represents the Bride coming out of the Body of Christ so as to enter into the land of promise.
It is important to note that Terah had to die before the land of promise was entered. What does this tell us today? There are two answers. First, of course, the Body of Christ has to die, be put to sleep, in order for their side to be opened/pierced and the Bride come forth. But also, and related, we note in Joshua 24:2 that Terah worshiped other gods. Quite obviously, any unfaithfulness where we worship other gods, even the god of this world by being a friend with the world, places us in opposition to Yahweh God: “You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God” (James 4:4). Evidenced by Terah’s death, our attachment with anything that is contrary to Yahweh God must die if we are to be a part of that company that enters into immortality. Idolatry is fashioning God into our own image, our own ideas. Here again, this cleansing work is essential in order to get “Sin,” the moon-god of Babylon, out of our lives. As set forth in Genesis 4:7, “sin [Sin] is crouching at the door, and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” Sin must be placed under our feet.
Also, “Terah” means “delay.” In Hebrews 10:37 it is written, “for yet in a little while, He who is coming will come, and will not delay.” (This passage is addressed at “Rightly Dividing the Word: The Deceitfulness of Sin.” Also see Revelation 10:5-7.) Even as Terah was no more, so there will be no more delay with the establishment of the second Remnant. Immanuel will come and establish His kingdom on this earth.
One final brief comment. You will notice in the image that CH is silver, and UR is bronze. Why? Because silver represents the Remnant, and bronze represents Christianity. In Nebuchadnezzar’s image, the head was gold, the breasts were silver, the belly was bronze, and the legs were iron (Daniel 2:32-33). This is the gold of the headship of Yahshua, the silver breasts of the Bride, the bronze belly of the Body, and the nations of iron. There are many other like confirming and attesting examples.
Therefore, here is a simple reminder: Every time you see or hear the word “church,” think CH—UR—CH! The church is the two CHosen companies of the two Remnant, separated by Babylonian UR Christianity.