God’s Two Priesthoods, And What They Mean
Following is an email I received from a brother in Australia that was most revealing and insightful, provoking much thought and even revelation. But you are going to have to read it and this entire writing very carefully because it is indeed new material/information. In fact you will need to read it twice. It has to do with what the Father is doing with regard to priesthood, and is MOST interesting and revealing and confirming, evidencing the wonder of the Scriptures and what Yahweh is revealing to the Bride. We begin now with that brother’s email.
Did you ever consider the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16 v19)? In context, the rich man that Jesus was referring to was Judah (Ezekiel 16 v13 & v8). Judah (Jerusalem) was truly rich, having the gold of the kingdom, the oracles of God, and the priesthood (through Levi). But Judah despised their inheritance and did not recognize their Messiah when He came. ”He came unto His own (Jesus also being of the tribe of Judah) and His own received Him not” (John 1 v11). V12: “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God.” Notice the rich man’s reply to Abraham in Luke 16 v28: “For I have five brethren, that he may testify to them.” Judah had five brothers to Leah (Gen. 29 v31 to Gen. 30 v20). Lazarus knew he was destitute (Matt. 5 v3).
This is the same as the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4 v4 – “And He must needs go through Samaria” to fulfill Hosea 1 v10. Read John 4 v4 to v9. The Jews would not even talk to the Samaritans, knowing God had divorced them some 721 years earlier (Jer. 3 v6, v7, v8 and Jer. 3 v20, v23), and delivered them into the hands of the Assyrians for committing spiritual adultery. In John 4 v16, ”Jesus saith to her, ‘Go, call thy husband.” In v17 & v18 the woman answered, “’I have no husband.’ Jesus saith to her, ‘Thou hast well said, I have no husband; for Thou hast had five husbands.’” Maybe she did literally have five husbands, or maybe she did not, but Jesus was being prophetic.
When Jesus said, “Go call thy husband,” He was really saying, show me your leader or ruler or ruling authority, your husband. Like Lazarus, she knew she had none. So when Jesus said, “you have had five husbands,” I think she knew what He was talking about, because she was waiting for the Messiah, or true Husband, to return. See 2 Kings 17 v18, v20, v23. V24 states, “and the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon (1), and from Cuthah (2), and from Ava (3), and from Hamath (4), and from Sepharvain (5)“ (five husbands), “and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they possessed (ruled over) Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof.” V25 then says, “they (the five husbands) feared not God: therefore Yahweh sent lions among them, which slew some of them.” V26 says these (five husbands) know not God, nor the manner of God.
In v33, “they (the Samaritans) feared Yahweh, and served their own gods,” their five husbands that ruled over them. V34 – “Unto this day they do after the former manners.” V35 to v41 sounds a lot like Christianity, overcome by Babylon today. Back to John 4 and to v21, v23, v24, v26, Jesus was saying, “I am your true husband”. And in v40, “He abode 2 days,” prophetic of the times of the Gentiles, 2,000 years??? I’m not sure. Much more in Hosea. Hosea 12 v6: “keep mercy and judgment and wait on thy God continually.” Enough from me, your brother, Jim.
What Jim shared has turned out to be exceedingly profound! To begin with, seeing that the account regarding Lazarus and how it actually relates to Judah is an eye opener! Let us look at that amazing chapter.
To begin with, and we cannot linger here, verses 1 thru 9 of Luke 16 are actually relevant to Satan, the manager who is squandering the rich man’s, Yahshua’s, possessions. Yahshua came to this earth and began His kingdom. But, He was early—before the time for His Millennial Reign kingdom to even begin—and Satan was the god and ruler of this world. And today, Satan is having to give an accounting of his management of the kingdom. And this is when he will begin trying to earn favor by forgiving debts. The first was one who owed “a hundred measures of oil,” and he told the man: “Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.” So, there were two fifties, or two Pentecosts! Obviously, these are the two Pentecost outpourings of the oil of the Holy Spirit. The first has already come, and the second is yet to be “paid.”
Then to another man Satan asks, “And how much do you owe?” The man replied, “A hundred measures of wheat.” Wheat is always Christianity, while barley is the Remnant, so this next payment is regarding Christianity. The unworthy manager then said, “Take your bill, and write eighty.” How this relates to wheat Christianity I do not know; but one can be assured it does. Maybe twenty marks the two thousand years of the church. So you have here the two Remnant and wheat Christianity. And Yahshua then makes a most interesting and obviously revealing statement per this parable (vss. 8-13):
“And his master praised the unrighteous manager [Satan] because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light. And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they will receive you into the eternal dwellings. He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you? And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”
This statement relates specifically to this present day, immediately before the coming of the “rich man,” Immanuel, when men have the opportunity to give their unrighteous wealth for the sake of the coming Millennial kingdom. It will be a very real test for every man and woman—whether they want this world, or that which is above. And added to this challenge is this MOST relevant and timely warning for us today (vss.14-15):
Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him. And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.”
How many people will take this serious and timely warning to heart and apply it?
And this brings us to the next portion, which specifically relates to us today as well. And I will point out to you that this message is recorded only and specifically in second Remnant Luke, where it will be fulfilled!
In verse 19, Yahshua begins a parable that is continually referenced incorrectly as some revelation regarding Christianity’s hell. It is not, but instead it is a parable. We cannot go into all of this, for our purpose in referring to it is to extract a most revealing testimony. From here on in this passage you can assess it for yourself.
This is the parable of “a poor man named Lazarus.” And you can certainly relate this to Yahshua’s dear friend, Lazarus, the brother of Martha and Mary, whom He raised from the dead. But there is one point that we will seek here, affording us insight as to what this subject parable is all about. And keep in mind that the context of this is directly related to the coming of the rich Man, Immanuel, who calls Satan to give an accounting of his actions.
Relative to what brother Jim shared, you will recall that the rich man had five brothers. And Jim noted that that is specifically Judah/Jerusalem Christianity. And let us add here that rich-man Christianity cried out to God to send the Lazarus second Remnant to them. But in this parable, Abraham objected: “They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.” But the rich man pled, “No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!” But Abraham answered, “If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.”
But in kingdom John, chapter 11, there is the story where Lazarus was indeed raised from the dead. And let us notice a remarkably parallel scenario. First Remnant Martha was the first to meet Him and said, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. Even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” But He did not bring forth Lazarus from the dead until second Remnant Mary came to Him. Mary said the same thing to Yahshua: “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” And relative to us today, the Mary second Remnant, Lazarus must now come forth and testify concerning all these things. We do not literally come from the dead, but indeed death will not have power over us and we will ascend alive into heaven.
And let us simply note here the confirming testimony that the woman at the well represents the two thousand years of Christianity—Yahshua staying with them for two days, and the woman having five husbands. Also, there is the statement, “He had to pass through Samaria.” Yes, in order to get where we are today, the church had to pass through the corrupted Body-of-Christ period of Christianity. And let us look at this path some more, discovering yet another incredible and profoundly important testimony regarding these two works of Yahweh—the Body and the Bride!
Hebrews 7 tells us that the priesthood is no longer in Levi, but in Judah. That is a most profound thing to consider! Of course it makes sense though, since Christianity is based upon Yahshua and resides during the Body of Christ period of the church. And of course this would be Judah, as has been noted. But let us look at something that has never been noted in the history of the church—not until now when it is time to be fulfilled.
In Romans 11, we see the drama regarding the natural descendants of Abraham versus the spiritual, the Gentiles. This required that the natural branches of the olive tree be broken off, and the “wild olives” be grafted in. And then in verses 11-27 he warns the latter that the wild olives can be cut off because of unbelief, and the natural branches be grafted back in.
For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, “’The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will remove ungodliness from Jacob.’ This is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”
People today want to relate this to the Jews in the nation called Israel, which is not going to be the case at all. Natural man always thinks in the natural, but the kingdom of God is never fulfilled in the natural, but rather in the spiritual. The natural is simply a testimony regarding the spiritual fulfillment. And the fact is, there is a vital pattern here with which we are most familiar. So I have recently wondered: As it is warned in Romans 11, would the priesthood in some way go back to Levi? That would be:
Levi —> Judah —> Levi
Which would be:
First Remnant —> Body of Christ —> Second Remnant
With what we see here about Judah, that would support this case of the breach period of Judah Christianity. And, Genesis 49:10 literally states: “The rod shall not depart from Judah, nor the decree from between his feet, until to whom it belongs comes, obedient people.” And as addressed here, we see the confirming Bible contradiction of:
Don’t take the rod —> Take the rod —> Don’t take the rod
All of this is very compelling and extremely important—being entirely consistent with all of the repeated applications of the vital split covenant pattern. So, most importantly, how does this work out regarding priesthood? The answer is very revealing and confirming.
It is evident that the Judah Melchizedek priesthood of Christianity only exists in the period of the Body of Christ that has been for the last two “days.” Also, there is no question that Christians have not fulfilled being “a priest forever,” frequently repeated in Hebrews 7. No, it is very simple: they die, and that ends their priesthood! The reality is that the Melchizedek priesthood necessitates that we not die but ascend alive, enter into born-from-above bodies, and come back here to live forever—a “priest forever” (Hebrews 7:17-28).
What is now clear is that the period of Christianity has to end, and the second Remnant now needs to fulfill the concluding Levitical priesthood, and that priesthood at a spiritual level and not the natural, bringing Immanuel back to this earth, and thereupon the Judah Melchizedek priesthood truly come and have no end. But as it is now with the Body of Christ, if it continued for another thousand years it would be: “My God, my God, why have You forsaken us?” Again, Judah Christianity has failed for two thousand years (Yahshua’s two days in Samaria), receiving the kingdom “before the time”; and Satan has taken them to the grave, nullifying the requirement of “a priest forever.” It is hard to be a priest when you’re dead! Let us lay this out visually.
First Remnant Levitical priesthood —>
Christianity Melchizedek priesthood for 3,000 years —>
Ruin and death!
No! But of necessity it must now be:
First Remnant Levitical priesthood —>
Christianity Melchizedek priesthood cut short to 2,000 years —>
Second Remnant Levitical priesthood
Amen! And Numbers 18:1 tells us concerning the Bride’s Levitical priesthood: "You, your sons, and your family are to bear the responsibility for offenses connected with the sanctuary, and you and your sons alone are to bear the responsibility for offenses connected with the priesthood.” And as stated in Exodus 29:9 and 40:15, Numbers 25:13, and Deuteronomy 18:5, that priesthood was to endure forever. But based on the two-birds principle of Leviticus 14, the first Remnant had to die, and the second Remnant is afforded the needed outcome of ascending alive and not dying, insuring a priesthood forever—perpetual! The first Remnant first bird paid the price, and we the second Remnant do not die but ascend alive, joined by the first (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). Also, it is by splitting this Levitical priesthood that makes it clean, as well as affords the vital covenant pattern. Furthermore, and very noteworthy, the first Remnant did not include the Gentiles, which is what the succeeding breach Melchizedek priesthood affords. And finally, Judas, of the first Remnant, had to fulfill the law afforded in the Levitical priesthood and offer the sacrifice lamb, Yahshua. All of this seems to fit together in every regard, evidencing that this is indeed Yahweh’s work.
But this Melchizedek priesthood rooted in Judah through Yahshua did indeed first die via His crucifixion—He was put to sleep—and then resurrected. And, this will be the case with the Body of Christ. It too has to die, be put to sleep, and resurrect. In both cases, they are put to sleep, the side is opened, out comes a rib, and a bride is formed. The first bride to be formed was the first Remnant, and the second bride to be formed will be the second Remnant. These two bride works are the Levitical priesthood, and the Judah Body of Christ is the Judah Melchizedek priesthood. It’s that simple.
Entirely confirming every bit of this is Malachi 2 and 3. In Malachi 3:1-4 we read regarding specifically the Elijah, who prepares the way for Immanuel:
“Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, he is coming,” says Yahweh of hosts. “But who can endure the day of his coming? And who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to Yahweh offerings in righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to Yahweh as in the days of old and as in former years.”
Two things to note here. First, the “messenger” spoken of here in all four verses is the Elijah—a man. Unfortunately, translations acknowledge that the messenger in verse one is a man, yet when they come to the same person in the next two verses, they try to make him Yahshua. He is not Yahshua, he is a man. The messenger is the messenger, who prepares the way for the Lord whom we seek to suddenly come into His temple here on this earth.
But what is the work of that messenger? He is a smelter and purifier of the silver bride. Why is he such? So as to “present to Yahweh offerings in righteousness.” For a bride to come out of corrupted Melchizedek Judah Christianity, there is a cleansing and refining process that has to occur. And it is in fact that Levitical Bride offering in righteousness that is pleasing to Yahweh. And only after that do we read, “Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to Yahweh as in the days of old and as in former years.” They come after us, the Bride. This is equally attested to in Hebrews 7:6-10:
But the one whose genealogy is not traced from them [Melchizedek/Yahshua] collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises [the Levite Bride]. But without any dispute the lesser [the Bride] is blessed by the greater [Yahshua]. In this case mortal men receive tithes, but in that case one receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives on. [In other words, the Bride tithe is paid to Immanuel.] And, so to speak, through Abraham even Levi, who received tithes, paid tithes, for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.
Again, this is the Levite Bride tithe that is paid to Immanuel. So there is first the offering of the Bride that is cleansed by the messenger, the Elijah, and we ascend alive to Him as an acceptable offering. And only after that, three thousand years later, the Judah Melchizedek offering is made to Yahweh and they ascend alive to Him. “Then [after the Remnant offering] the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to Yahweh as in the days of old and as in former years.” As you can see, there are indeed two priesthood offerings made to Yahweh: first the Levi two-part Remnant, then the Judah Melchizedek Body of Christ .
Do you see this? The offering of the Judah and Jerusalem Melchizedek priesthood work of Christianity that has corrupted the kingdom for two thousand years will finally become pleasing to Yahweh! Amen! This is what the Millennial Reign will do when Immanuel will reign with His Bride for a thousand years. Again, it is:
First bird first Remnant Levitical priesthood —>
Christianity Judah Melchizedek priesthood —>
Second bird second Remnant Levitical priesthood
And this leads to the coming of Immanuel and now the true fulfillment of the Melchizedek Judah Millennial Reign. Amen!
We have seen that the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will become clean. So one must ask: What is it that has made it unclean? Or even more importantly, what is it that Christianity has done, making it unclean? As you read this passage in Malachi 2:10-12, consider how the churches deal treacherously with each other, and have done so for two thousand years.
“Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers? Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the sanctuary of Yahweh which He loves and has married the daughter of a foreign god. As for the man who does this, may Yahweh cut off from the tents of Jacob everyone who awakes and answers, or who presents an offering to Yahweh of hosts.”
Yes, without a doubt churches have profaned the sanctuary in a multiplicity of ways and married foreign gods, being Mystery Babylon and committing harlotry with the world. Think about it. This is Judah Christianity; and just as Judah himself married a cursed Canaanite woman and had three mixed-blood sons, two of which Yahweh killed, so has gone Judah Melchizedek Christianity for two thousand years. Yahweh is wholly displeased with the first two thousand years of the church—just look at it today—and would bring the third one thousand years to irreversible death if they continued! Come on, open your eyes! Don’t you see what the church is and has been for two thousand years? It is unclean Ur- and Onan-Christianity, the first two sons of Judah who died! Can’t you see it? It is a first bird defiled Judah Melchizedek priesthood that has had to die! It is the Judah Jerusalem church whose offerings are not pleasing to Yahweh!
And what is the solution? Another thousand years of status quo? No way! As we have seen in Malachi 3:3 the Elijah must come, and as a refiner’s fire and fullers’ soap he must sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and purify the Bride and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to Yahweh offerings in righteousness. Amen! Are you ready for this? And only then will the offering of Judah and Jerusalem Christianity be made pleasing to Yahweh “as in the days of old and as in former years.” How could they be pleasing while man remains in these cursed bodies?
One would ask: Why then these two separate priesthoods? I do not know all of the answers, other than that by two or three witnesses Yahweh confirms a matter. Or like Ephraim and Manasseh, did Yahweh flip them to make them clean? I am sure there are other answers, other testimonies; but it is amazing that after six thousand years of history, and even into the seventh thousand-year period, only now is this being revealed and seen. What more does the Father have for us? We will wait and see. But one thing that is amazing is that the Bride is seeing things that no man has ever before seen, and it gives us hope for the days before us. May Yahweh be praised!