THE LOVE OF MONEY
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FAITH THAT MOVES TWO MOUNTAINS
On two separate occasions Yahshua said that if one has faith, they could move a mountain. The first was when He had just come down from the mount of transfiguration and said - "if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you'" (Matthew 17:20). The second time He said this was following His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and He had come upon the fig tree that bore no fruit and cursed it, even though it was not the season for figs. Yahshua then said - "Truly I say to you, if you have faith, and do not doubt, you shall not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be cast into the sea,' it shall happen" (Matthew 21:21).
First, in order to understand what Yahshua was saying in these two similar yet obviously different statements, one thing is absolutely critical. This critical point is something that, up to now, no one has even sought to understand, or to even question. What is it? Before understanding what Yahshua was saying in both of these instances, it is imperative that one must first ask what mountains Yahshua was addressing. In each case He said specifically, "this mountain," and until one knows what mountain Yahshua was referring to when He made these statements, it is entirely impossible to understand what He was saying.
Up to now it has been assumed that these two challenges given by Yahshua have been no more than general faith statements. But these very specific and even different statements that were addressed to two separate and distinct mountains are far, far more than statements of general faith! And per this matter of truth just addressed in the last section, not only do we find here once again some most remarkable truth given to the Remnant that sets it apart from the breach church; but even more importantly, we find truth that is essential for providing the understanding necessary to have the faith to declare these things!
How can someone have the faith to accomplish that which Yahshua is saying here, if they do not know what the Spirit is explicitly saying, what these two specific challenges even mean?Faith is built upon the foundation of truth and understanding, and only the second Remnant has the truth and understanding necessary to accomplish these riddle challenges spoken by Yahshua.
There have been a multitude of people to teach on "faith that will move mountains;" we have had a latter rain teacher focus his entire work on "seed faith giving;" but we have NEVER had anyone to ask the essential, simple, and quite obvious question - What mountain? Until this question is asked, until this question is answered, no one has yet to even begin to understand what Yahshua was saying here.
Proverb 14:6 says, "knowledge is easy to him who has understanding." Christianity has never asked this question because they have never had the understanding to even begin to gain knowledge concerning this. Only the second Remnant has this understanding. Only the second Remnant has had the hand of Yahweh removed from it so that we can begin to see the back of Yahweh, the works He has been and is performing. How can Christianity even begin to ask this question when they have no understanding of the two-part Remnant and their own shortfall?
What then is the mountain referred to by Yahshua in this first statement when He said "this mountain," which would be moved "from here to there" if one had mustard seed faith? Unquestionably it is the mount of transfiguration. When Yahshua made this statement, He had just come down from the mount of transfiguration; so when He said this, undoubtedly He would have even pointed back to that mountain and said, "you shall say to this mountain."
What then does Yahshua promise here? Obviously it relates specifically to transfiguration. Thus it is the faith that by hearing, believing, and acting, as true faith involves all three, one can move the promise of transfiguration "from here to there," or from the end of the 3,000 years granted to the church, to the cut-short place of 1,000 years earlier at the completion of only 2,000 years of the church. It is moving transfiguration from the end of the Millennial rest to today!
And to whom is this promise given? It is given to the one who can discern both the riddle and its meaning. It is given to the one to whom the promise will be fulfilled. Clearly, it is given to the second Remnant. By faith the second Remnant alone can experience the promise that was foreshadowed on the mount of transfiguration when the two Remnant representatives, Moses and Elijah, were transfigured, even glorified, in the presence of the glorified Savior, all the time while the body-of-Christ-three slept. This sleep, or death, brings us to the second occasion in which Yahshua spoke of faith that would move a mountain.
In Yahshua's first statement about faith moving a specific mountain, obviously He was referring to the mount of transfiguration, because that was clearly the mountain from which He had just come. When He said, "this mountain," He undoubtedly even pointed to it as He spoke. So when Yahshua later declared, "if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,'" obviously once again He was referring to a specific mountain - "this mountain." What mountain was He referring to now? What mountain would He likewise have pointed to when He again said, "this mountain"? Unquestionably it would have been the mountain with which He was once again personally associated at that time, the mountain from which He had just come, or was going to, and He could once again stand there and point to and say - "this mountain."
In both Matthew and Mark when Yahshua made this statement, He had left the temple where He had cast out the moneychangers, spent the night away, and was on His way back up to the temple the next morning. (Of course the contradiction of the two accounts regarding when Yahshua cleansed the temple, has already been addressed in "Cleansing the Temple".) Therefore, first He cast out the moneychangers in the temple that was located on the highest mountain in Jerusalem - Mount Moriah, came down that mountain, spent the night away, and was preparing to once again ascend that mountain when He spoke what He did about "this mountain." He had just come off Mount Moriah, and was preparing to go back up Mount Moriah, when He said - "this mountain." Clearly, in context there was only one subject mountain Yahshua would have addressed, the mountain on which He was preparing to once again ascend, the tallest mountain in Jerusalem, the mountain He could stand there and point to as He spoke, and that was - Mount Moriah.
Why would Yahshua offer the invitation to cast Mount Moriah into the sea? Obviously this was a riddle, even as His statement about tearing down the temple and in three days rebuilding it, was a riddle about His own body (as well as the body of Christ), and as moving the mount of transfiguration was a riddle. The answer - for the same reason He also said one could equally curse the fig tree. "Truly I say to you, if you have faith, and do not doubt, you shall not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it shall happen."
Here then is the key, for the fig tree and Mount Moriah are obviously one and the same. The fig tree that does not bear fruit because it is not the season for figs (covered in The Issue - II, Page 7, and addressed later in this section), and the mountain that is to be cast into the sea, clearly are the 2,000 year period of the church. The fact is, there MUST be a change in the kingdom of God that has been going on for 2,000 years, and both of these related testimonies represent the occasion of that essential change. Furthermore, even as we have seen in this writing thus far, it was on Mount Moriah where we saw the testimony of the ram caught in the thicket, or the body of Christ. Thus, by association clearly Mount Moriah is here once again Christianity, the body of Christ that must be legally terminated, put to death (even as was the fig tree and the ram), or cast into the sea.
Likewise, while Yahshua's statement concerning mustard seed faith that will move the mount of transfiguration is recorded exclusively in first Remnant Matthew, His statement regarding faith that will cast Mount Moriah into the sea is found in both first Remnant Matthew and Christianity Mark. Why? Because the period of time that is represented by this mountain that goes into the sea is the period of the first Remnant and Christianity, or the first 2,000 years of the church that, like the 2,000 swine, has gone into the sea of death. Thus the mountain and the 2,000 swine, which both have the same fate of going into the sea of death, are the same testimony of the same 2,000 year period of the church, even the cursed fig tree.
What then is so unique about casting a mountain into the sea if in fact for 2,000 years the church has been going into the sea anyway? Because the second Remnant is the first people ever to see the truth of this and will reckon on it! We are acknowledging the death of Christianity so that we, the Bride, can legally come out of the sleeping body of Christ. Until the body is legally declared dead (or asleep), even as the Roman soldier declared the body of Christ to be dead (preventing the breaking of His legs), a spear cannot be thrust into its side in order to bring forth the blood and the water that is the Bride. By faith we the Bride are looking to Yahweh to reckon the body dead, thrown into the sea, so that legally we can come out from it. Thus by personal faith the mountain of Christianity is cast into the sea.
The truth we are seeing now regarding these two mountains that is vital to their fulfillment, was not revealed by the Spirit at the time Yahshua spoke it, as was, say, His riddle about tearing down the temple and in three days rebuilding it. No, these riddles were kept secret, so secret that in the last 2,000 years no one has yet to even ask the question as to their specific meanings. "What mountain?," has never even been asked. And the reason for this is because, as we have seen with Samson's riddle, whoever figures out the riddle receives the reward; and the reward promised in knowing these two riddles is preserved for the second Remnant. Because it is now time for these two promises to be fulfilled, only now are they being understood.
While the purpose of this section is to address faith that moves two mountains, someone is going to ask - "What about the faith like a mustard seed that casts the fig-mulberry tree into the sea?" Answering this question once again affords an awesome truth for the second Remnant, as you will now see!
And the Lord said, "If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and be planted in the sea'; and it would obey you" (Luke 17:6).
First, once again note that this tree is likewise cast or planted in the sea, which should tell you something right away. Like Mount Moriah that is equally cast into the sea, like the 2,000 swine that went into the sea, so the fig-mulberry tree here is Christianity which goes into the sea. But let's look at this further, though we must be brief.
The tree here is called a fig-mulberry because the Greek word for "fig tree" is in fact in the name of this tree. The Greek word for "fig tree" is "suke," and this tree is a "sukaminos," or fig-mulberry. There is another tree that has the word "fig" in it as well, and that is the fig-sycamore found in second Remnant Luke 19:4. In the Greek it is a "sukomorea," or fig-sycamore. A fig is a "sukon." This fig-sycamore is the tree that small Zaccheus was called out of in order to dine with Yahshua. Then there is the fig tree that of course Nathanael likewise came out from under when he went with Philip to find Yahshua (John 1:43-51).
What does all of this tell us about the fig tree and its companion trees by virtue of their common names? These all testify in one way or another to Christianity. We have already seen how the fig tree of Christianity is cursed by Yahshua for not having fruit, even though it was not the season for figs. The fig-sycamore that Zaccheus was called out of by Yahshua is a clear testimony of the Bride that is called out of fig-Christianity to walk with Yahshua and sup with Him. And while we are here, you will notice that this small Remnant man that came out of fig-Christianity received salvation by one attesting act - giving up his possessions, reconciling the money issue! This is certainly a clear message regarding the Remnant when looking at this string of evidence surrounding the fig tree and Zaccheus.
Like Zaccheus, we too have longed to see Yahshua, and because of our fleshly limitations climbed up into the tree of Christianity in order to find Him; and we did find Him. But upon seeing Him, He has now come to us and has called us out of that which has thus far facilitated us. Leaving that which we have come out of, we now press on to the upward call. We leave the facilitating tree in order to walk with Him, to sup with Him, and in response we give up everything in order to receive His much needed salvation. Is there a clearer testimony afforded here in a riddle of the second Remnant coming out of Christianity?
And even as Zaccheus was a testimony in a riddle of one coming out of fig-Christianity, so Nathanael was likewise, and contains a very important, revealing, and hope-filled message! When Yahshua saw Nathanael, He declared - "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!" Nathanael thus answered - "How do You know me?" Yahshua then responded - "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you." How is it that the Remnant are known by Yahshua, but that we too have been sitting under the fig tree of Christianity as well?
So what's wrong with the fig tree we have been in or under up until now that has helped us find our Savior? Like the fig leaves that Adam and Eve sewed together in order to try to cover their nakedness (Genesis 3:7), clearly it is insufficient. Here we find testified that Christianity is an inadequate fig leaf loin covering.
Let me ask you - How many people in Christianity have you seen enter into immortal incorruptible bodies, receiving "garments of skin" that are "born from above," made by Yahweh Himself? I've not found one. In fact, every Christian I am aware of has, without exception, eventually gone to death (the sea of death) and are in their graves sleeping. So obviously this fig tree that man has been in or covered by for 2,000 years is entirely insufficient when it comes to that which Yahweh desires for man - to dwell in garments of skin that He has made. And most importantly, the only way to change that today is to come out of the old fig tree and follow the Savior who calls to you, lest you too be cast into the sea.
And if you are not already convinced regarding what you have read in the section titled "The Solution," in which we examined the riddle message in the chronological events in the opening chapters of John, you will notice that this testimony per Nathanael and the fig tree, or coming out of Christianity, is found immediately preceding Yahshua turning the water into wine at the wedding feast. Thus, what must take place before the water is turned into wine? The answer is clear - the Nathanael Remnant must first come out of the fig tree of Christianity.
And what was Yahshua's response to Nathanael when he marveled that Yahshua foreknew him? "Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these. ... Truly, truly, I say to you, you shall see the heavens opened, and messengers of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."
What has this writer pointed out before regarding Jacob's dream, where as he laid his head on a rock he equally saw these messengers ascending and descending? This is a clear picture of rumination, or the ability to ascend and descend to the throne of God and receive that which is above. Initially for the second Remnant, this is the ability to receive the marvelous things like you are reading right now; it is seeing and learning things that are heavenly and not corrupted by or coming from the earth. Then when we receive our "born from above" incorruptible bodies, we will be able to accomplish this rumination FAR more freely and completely.
This rumination is that which affords the second Remnant the legal declaration of being "clean," having both the "split hoof," as well as "chewing the cud." Having already become a split work since we are separated from our other part, the first Remnant, we now also ruminate, as promised to second-Remnant-representing Nathanael!
Thus we see that that which precedes the water being turned into wine is precisely that which has been taking place since May, 2000 - the Nathanael Remnant has been coming out from under the fig tree of Christianity and has begun to enjoy some of the rumination of truth that is being revealed, and has the promise to see and experience far, far more!
And speaking of this truth, in this obscure but awesome riddle account, we see a characterization of the Remnant that is entirely hope-filled! In Nathanael we find the testimony of the second Remnant; and what here do we find is Yahshua's characterization of the second Remnant? When Yahshua saw Nathanael coming to Him, He said of him - "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!" Wonderfully, the second Remnant is a work that is without guile!
The word "guile" means "deceit," thus the second Remnant is a work that lacks the deceit that has been present in the church for 2,000 years. Both intentionally on men's part, but also unintentionally, Christianity is a work that is filled with guile/deceit. With 22,000 sects and denominations saying 22,000 different and contradicting things, their guile is quite evident.
Personally, there is one thing this writer utterly hates, and that is lying. I hate being lied to or deceived (both are one and the same). And this is precisely what has taken place, and continues to take place, in the church. Many, if not most, of the teachings in the church are leavened by Satan's lies and deceptions. He is the father of lies and heads the church. Thus it gives me GREAT hope that the Remnant will not be deceived by Satan or flesh man, but will be a Nathanael, "in whom is no guile!"
This truly thrills me, my heart beating with hope and gratitude, that Yahweh has set forth this clear characterization of the second Remnant that comes out of fig-Christianity. As has already been noted, and confirmed here once again, the second Remnant is a work characterized by truth, evidenced by the many never-before-seen truths that our eyes are being opened to now see! Hallelu-Yah!
And oh what marvelous truths are contained in this one highly revealing testimony regarding Nathanael, that otherwise seems so very small and obscure. Once again we see Yahweh using the small and obscure to have greater glory. And likewise, as has been said before, what we are learning here is nothing less that one more example that we have been given a seamless inner garment of truth!
Thus we must now add the preceding testimony of Nathanael to our chronological list found in the opening chapters of pure kingdom John.
1. Nathanael, a man without guile/deceit, comes out from under the fig tree, is taken to Yahshua, and is promised to see messengers ascending and descending, evidencing the truth-revealing second Remnant coming out of fig-Christianity and ruminating that which is from above.
2. Yahshua turned the water into wine at the wedding, evidencing the establishment of the second Remnant.
3. Yahshua next cast the moneychangers out of the temple, evidencing the need to deal with this matter of money in the Remnant by giving up everything and holding all things in common.
4. Yahshua told Nicodemus, "You must be born from above," evidencing the conclusion of the Elijah second Remnant and their ascending alive in order to receive their much needed immortal and incorruptible "born from above" bodies.
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