Image: Hurricane Gustav

First, let me urge you to read this slowly and carefully. There is a LOT here!

Well, the “rod of God” sure made its contact on a most significant place, and with very hopeful timing. And even as I write you right now, I am under that rod as it releases its rains upon us here in Missouri.

Three years and three days following Katrina, Gustav likewise struck New Orleans. What could this mean? There is indeed hope in this, and we will consider what not only this hurricane, but the rash of others as well, could indeed be attesting.

First, in the book of Job, we see attested the pattern of the church—first Remnant, followed by breach Christianity that is afflicted by Satan, and concluded by the double-portion second Remnant. Thus, in Job—he was blessed of Yahweh, followed by a breach where he was afflicted by Satan, and concluded by the double blessing. But at the end of Job’s affliction by Satan and just before him receiving the double portion, two things happened. First, a man named Elihu spoke, an Elijah type preparing the way for Yahweh, concluding in chapter 37 that Yahweh speaks from the storm. Here we read:

“Listen closely to the thunder of His voice, and the rumbling that goes out from His mouth. Under the whole heaven He lets it loose, and His lightning to the ends of the earth. After it, a voice roars; He thunders with His majestic voice, and He does not restrain the lightnings when His voice is heard. God thunders with His voice wondrously, doing great things which we cannot comprehend. … Also with moisture He loads the thick cloud; he disperses the cloud of His lightning. It changes direction, turning around by His guidance, that it may do whatever He commands it on the face of the inhabited earth. Whether for correction, or for His world, or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.”

Then immediately following this chapter on Yahweh speaking from the storm, in 38:1-3 Yahweh then speaks to Job from a whirlwind:

Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Now gird up your loins like a man, and I will ask you, and you instruct Me!”

Where are we, the church, right now in Yahweh’s timing? First, the three “friends” of Job (or, 3,000 years) are cut short to two. Satan has dearthed and afflicted the church for 2,000 years, and it is time for the Elihu/Elijah to speak and for Yahweh to speak from a whirlwind. This being done, the double portion can come to the second Remnant, even as it did so to Job. Thus will the pattern of the church will be fulfilled.

So is Yahweh speaking from a whirlwind right now? It sure seems so! In the August 27 e-mail, we saw the exceptionally clear message that Fay, the Elijah raven, was forthrightly taking the rod. The fact is, to do so now, in reality, turns the serpent back into the rod. We noted that Florida is indeed a serpent, with its serpent shape, its Lake Okeechobee eye, and its Keys tongue. Much, of course, could be said about the rod – > serpent –> rod testimony.

Immediately following Fay was Gustav, the “rod of God.” First, it attested that the serpent had indeed turned back into a rod. When I sent the August 27 e-mail, if I could have hoped for any place where that rod would strike, it would have been New Orleans. Why? One, New Orleans is prophetically the hemorrhoidal anus, which is the enflamed mouth of flesh man who takes the words of Yahweh, processes them with the flesh, and feeds their dung to Christians. (You might recall that placing the ark of Yahweh in Dagon’s temple resulted in them receiving hemorrhoids, 1 Samuel 5:6, 9, and 12.) Even as the burning coal needed to be applied to the lips of Isaiah, so the rod needs to be applied to the mouths of flesh men.

But there is another important reason this hopeful voice of Yahweh from a whirlwind is so very encouraging. On August 29, 2005, I climbed into a truck loaded with all my things to move to Salem. This was the very day that Katrina struck New Orleans. And quite significantly, even as Fay took the rod immediately prior to Gustav which struck New Orleans, so Katrina first touched the head of the rod before striking New Orleans (click here ). For both Katrina and Gustav, touching or taking the rod was testified immediately prior to striking the flesh mouth.

Additionally, we note that three years and three days after Katrina struck New Orleans as a category 3 hurricane, on September 1, 2008, the “rod of God” struck New Orleans as a category 2 hurricane—cut short from three to two. Thus, what Yahweh did and attested in 2005 relative to New Orleans, He repeated in 2008, but with two noteworthy differences: (1) with the category testimony of cutting time short, and (2) by having the hurricane hit three days later, it attested to a three-period delay. What could the three-period delay mean? Hopefully, it testifies that what took place in 2005, will be fulfilled in 2008—a three year delay. Let’s look further at this hope.

In 2005, Yahweh revealed to us the Millennial calendar, and on October 16 of that year we observed the first ever feast to be held on that new calendar—Trumpets. (Click here to read about this.)  But in brief, it was a one-and-twelve gathering evidencing the establishment of the twelve apostles (though we now see that this was undoubtedly an intercession and not the true fulfillment). But even more significant, some highly revealing intercessions for the reverse of the Curse of 1920 were performed.

With the presence of two black men, two women, two pastors, and a doctor and a man who had been a part in three abortions, these respectively interceded for the specific parts of that Garden curse relative to the serpent, the woman, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Christianity), abortion, and the latter man interceded for the curse of jazz and rock music as well. In addition, this latter man was added to the seven who were established in Acts 6 to serve tables, insomuch that by adding the eighth reverses the curse (seven being the mark of the beast). This was an incredible intercession.

During that time period in ‘05, when hurricane Ophelia, the “helper,” was touching the breast of America, North Carolina, Yahweh showed me the necessity of adding a Pentecost to Tabernacles. You can read about this by clicking here. This is exceptionally significant, as it affords the second Remnant the legal ability to receive the latter rain. On December 25-26 we gathered for that outpouring; but instead, Yahweh led us through yet another significant intercession, including a covenant, addressed here.

So, what are we hopefully seeing relative to 2005? All indications are that 2005, in many outstanding ways, was an effectual foreshadowing intercession for the fulfillment in 2008. Let us consider some of these indications. And remember, as noted in Our Hope In 2008, 2008 is a very important and relevant Jubilee.

First, in 2005 we held the first-ever feasts under the Millennial Calendar, effecting vital intercessions that attested to the fulfillment of those feasts under the New Millennial Calendar in 2008. (Read here to understand these two calendars.)

Also hopefully attesting to this, the feast dates in 2005 are uniquely repeated in 2008! Trumpets on October 16, 2005, will once again be on October 16 in 2008. Atonement on October 25, 2005, will be on October 25 in 2008. Tabernacles, October 30 thru November 6, 2005, will be the same in 2008. And of course the December 25/26 Tabernacles Pentecost of 2005, will be December 25/26 in 2008. Again, we hope this is Yahweh’s designed repeat, this time as the fulfillment. That which has been is that which will be, hopefully.

Additionally, in 2005 Katrina hit New Orleans. Now in 2008, Gustav, the “rod of God,” repeated that. And, of course, Gustav hit three days after Katrina, attesting to the three year delay.

Now for other attesting signs. In the June 27 Remnant Bride Inquirer e-mail, I wrote that I had hope that something of significance could happen in August? Well, something did. In fact, several things.

In 2005 I met a black woman here in Salem, and we began communicating via e-mail about Bride truth. However, that relationship did not develop. She was in fact the first and only person here in Salem for me to discuss these truths with. Now, once again at the same timing in the year as that first lady, on August 14 I met with a woman, Diane, at a park and told her about Remnant truth. But this time, she saw the reality of this truth and we discussed these things for nine hours.

While we were talking about them, she told me that she had a friend, Kathy, who two years ago was told by the Holy Spirit to flee “the church,” and would love to hear about this. Some thirty minutes later, she looked over and there was a woman sitting on a rock. And who would it be but Kathy. Diane called out to her and she came over. But she had a client with her and we could not talk at the time. One day later we went to Kathy’s home, and she absorbed Remnant truth like thirsty ground. Then one week later, Kathy and I went to another couple’s home and they too wonderfully marveled at these incredible truths.

So what is so significant about this? First, we see once again an intercession in 2005 that died—the black woman I shared with—and was in fact fulfilled in 2008, even as a double portion. Also, I find it very relevant that the day I met with Diane and she believed, was the anniversary of my father’s death. I cannot but feel that this relates in some way to a death relative to the Father. And most importantly, this is actually the first time since the Spirit came upon me in 1994 that I have ever sat and taught people Remnant truth. Everyone up to now who have learned these things did so by reading them on the internet. I am now, for the first time ever, going into people’s homes and sharing Remnant truth.

Why would this latter point be so significant? In 1994, there was a passage, actually two, that were very significant to me, and have been so ever since. In Ezekiel 3:24-27 we read:

The Spirit then entered me and made me stand on my feet, and He spoke with me and said to me, “Go, shut yourself up in your house.

“As for you, son of man, they will put ropes on you and bind you with them so that you cannot go out among them.

“Moreover, I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be mute and cannot be a man who rebukes them, for they are a rebellious house.

“But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you will say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord Yahweh.’ He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.”

Then in Ezekiel 24:25-27 we read the promise I have so longed to see fulfilled:

“As for you, son of man, will it not be on the day when I take from them their stronghold, the joy of their pride, the desire of their eyes and their heart’s delight, their sons and their daughters,

that on that day he who escapes will come to you with (lit.) a causing to hear?

“On that day your mouth will be opened to him who escaped, and you will speak and be mute no longer. Thus you will be a sign to them, and they will know that I am Yahweh.“

For fourteen years I have longed to get out of my house and go share these truths with others who have a causing to hear. Now, finally, for the first time, as of August 14 I am finally doing so. People are beginning to hear my words and believe, with great joy.

Just yesterday I asked Yahweh, “Why did I have to wait fourteen years for this to begin to happen?” He answered me immediately. I was reminded that Jacob had to labor fourteen years to get his two-part bride. Thus, in this like fulfillment I had to labor fourteen years in order to get my two-part Bride, attested in Diane and Kathy. In fact, the second time we met, they pointed out that the two of them are a Martha and a Mary, noting that Diane is a Martha and Kathy is a Mary. I knew the certainty of this clear likeness between these two ladies. But, Martha and Mary are the same testimony of Leah and Rachel. They are each like types of the first and second Remnant Brides. Thus, I had to labor for fourteen years in order to legally secure the two-part Bride. In like manner, these fourteen years are the period of being a Rizpah and sitting on the rock with sackcloth, from barley harvest until Yahweh pours out water from heaven on me (2 Samuel 21:10). And more and more, as these days unfold, that water is looking likely. In fact, once again, as I write this I am listening to the rain that is coming from the rod, Gustav.

In addition, I find it interesting that I was born on August 7, and my father died August 14—again the seven and the fourteen. I was by his side and watched him breathe his last breath. But where there is death, there is resurrection.

And might I add here as well, I do believe that the Remnant Bride Radio is an equal testimony that Yahweh has finally loosed my tongue to speak. Of course this likewise began in August, providing hope. The first two programs were posted on 8-8-08, the day following my birthday; but even more significantly, August 7, 1994, was the day the Bride began. So, one could say my tongue was released immediately following the completion of those fourteen years. Now may it be that what was a type in the first Remnant—tongues of fire—these will be fulfilled in reality with the second Remnant. I suspect that will begin with Tabernacles Pentecost, December 26, 2008.

Also, might I add here that there is at this time the slightest hope of progress in my relationship with my wife, Mavis. This too is a sign of hope for now, and there may indeed be a great deal for me to share about this and another matter in the days ahead. Maybe this intercessoral period of loss is almost over as well.

Let us mention once again the passage in Job 38:1-3:

Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Now gird up your loins like a man, and I will ask you, and you instruct Me!”

One of the things that we should therefore be experiencing is for our loins to be girded up. This is equally attested with Elijah, for we read in 1 Kings 18:46:

Then the hand of Yahweh was on Elijah, and he girded up his loins and outran Ahab to Jezreel.

In the Remnant Bride Inquirer e-mail of August 17, I noted that the chariot of fire and horses of fire that separated Elijah and Elisha are Christianity. This is the work that separates the two-part Remnant. Therefore, you may be able to see why it was so important, and what was testified, when Elijah girded up his loins and outran Ahab in his chariot. The Elijah MUST beat the breach! How do we do this? By girding up the loins of our mind with never-before-given truth. In 1 Peter 1:13 we read:

Therefore, gird up the loins of your mind, keep sober, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Affirming that what Yahweh speaks from a whirlwind is relative to this never-before-seen truth we are receiving today, 1 Peter 1:13 is preceded in verse twelve with the following statement:

It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look.

This is where we are right now—girding up our loins. And quite significantly, this evidences to be comparable with the water coming under the eastern gate in Ezekiel 47:1-12. First it was on the soles of the feet, then to the knees (intercession), then to the loins, and then deep enough in which to swim.

In 1994, I received the water on the soles of the feet—the kingdom rights for the latter rain. It is now evident that these last fourteen years of intercession have been the waters up to the knees. In truth, we have been on our knees, even as Elijah first prayed with his face between his knees—not seeing everything fully, but seeking Him with our entire being and obeying Him, even in seeming foolishness. (On the larger scale, this is Christianity’s like 2,000 years intercession with their face in the cleft of the rock, their own two periods of beast sevens.) And having paid the price, having been the Rizpah and guarded the covenant parts, we have undoubtedly entered into the full teaching stage wherein the loins of men’s minds can be girded up.

Of course the water to the loins would then lead to where we ascend alive, where the water is deep enough in which to swim—our bodies leaving this earth. And of course this is the water that has the Remnant tree-of-life and goes to the sea of death to heal it.

So what is next as Yahweh continues to speak from a whirlwind in 2008? Well, there’s Hanna, or “grace and favor,” who is about to repeat what Ophelia did in 2005—except instead of just touching the breast, North Carolina, it will fully take the breast. (To see Ophelia’s course, click here.) It is also noteworthy that Hanna will make landfall on September 6, 2008, and Ophelia formed as a tropical depression on September 6, 2005. All of this is quite encouraging as it is one more attesting chronological repeat of 2005 today as we approach these feast days.

Then there is formidable Ike, which is Isaac, the son of promise, which wonderfully means “laughter.” And then there is Josephine, the feminine form of Joseph, meaning “Yahweh increases.” We will once again watch and see what Yahweh speaks from these three looming whirlwinds—maybe a three-stranded cord that is not easily broken.

Thus we have in these whirlwinds:

1. The raven, taking the serpent/rod
2. The rod of God striking flesh man’s mouth
3. Grace and favor taking the breast, the Bride
4. The powerful son of promise
5. Yahweh increases

When I was a young boy, I remember the adults saying, “I like Ike.” Well, I must say, I am liking all of these testimonies, and watch and hope for their fulfillments. We look to Yahweh for the days ahead.


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