FOR YAHSHUA’S RETURN, NOW
Patterns are an immensely interesting and revealing thing. Why so? Because they reveal the government of Yahweh. Government is order, and patterns are divine order. And, since government or patterns reveal the ways of Yahweh, then we begin to see the person of Yahweh, even His actions and, most hopefully, His plans for the future, both distant and immediate. As it is written – “That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So, there is nothing new under the sun.” Or – “That which is has been already, and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by” (Ecclesiastes 1:9 and 3:15). Why does He do this? Because these past works are His ways, His government, His patterns, His foretelling evidences and testimonies, even intercessions whereby men can identify with things that will be fulfilled centuries later, and by these participating intercessions have the legal right to benefit from the ultimate fulfillment.
In the writing titled, The Hope of the Remnant in 2004, we saw a most amazing and revealing and repeated and obviously quite significant pattern. It was the pattern most readily described as the eight-and-one pattern. The six attesting applications we examined were:
However, we pointed out that this nine-part pattern evidenced itself as a seven-and-two pattern as well. There were seven US Presidents who died, followed by Reagan escaping death, and George W. Bush being the ninth. This pattern was equally evidenced in my first nine years – seven years of loss, followed by an eighth-year promise and an added ninth-year fulfillment.
Since writing that, further examination reveals that the seven-and-two pattern is evidenced in a most unique way in the other testimonies as well. This is what is so thrilling about Yahweh’s patterns – they are so very consistent, and in each case reveal some most unusual, attesting, and confirming truths. Let us re-examine the nine trips up Mount Sinai.
We already know that Moses went up Sinai a total of eight times. We have also noted that Elijah went up Sinai the ninth time, actually fulfilling the promise given to Moses relative to the eighth trip. But, most interestingly and again most tellingly, did you know that Moses was only to have gone up Sinai, not eight times but, once again, seven times? Indeed! Let us see where this is attested and, most importantly and revealingly, why it was to be only seven.
When Moses had come down the mountain following his seventh trip, Yahweh told him – “Depart, go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought up from the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘To your descendants I will give it’” (Exodus 33:1). It is most significant that if this instruction had been followed, Moses would have only made these seven trips up Sinai, this trip being his last. But, as we will see, because the sons of Israel repented and Yahweh changed His mind, He added an eighth trip for Moses.
So what, once again, is the pattern? Not only is Elijah’s ninth trip up the mountain an added event, but in fact, so is Moses’ eighth as well, all because of Yahweh’s mercy and man’s repentance.
It is important to note that this did not take place just circumstantially, but to reveal truth and the ways of Yahweh. Someone who might look at this as being only circumstantial, does not see that this precise pattern is repeated by Yahweh, even as we have already seen here, and evidences even greater confirming and revealing truth.
For what reason did the people repent? When Yahweh told the sons of Israel to go into the promise land, He was, you might say, fed up with them, especially after what had happened with the golden calf while Moses was on the mountain the sixth time. We read in Exodus 32:35 that even after the 3,000 were slain, Yahweh continued to smite them “because of what they did with the calf which Aaron made.”
But that which distressed them about this awaited departure was that Yahweh said – “I will send an angel before you.” So what did this mean? It meant that Yahweh was not going to go in with them, only the angel! Thus He added – “You are an obstinate people; should I go up in your midst for one moment, I would destroy you. Now therefore put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what I will do with you.”
The sons of Israel did just that. In fact, it says they “stripped themselves of their ornaments from Horeb (Sinai) onward.” Equally, Moses sought Yahweh and, most significantly, His ways, “that I might know You,” he said. Because of this, Yahweh repented and told Moses – “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest,” to which Moses reaffirmed – “If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here.” What an amazing, love-filled, and completely devoted commitment on Moses’ part. He was saying – I would rather stay right here in this wilderness where we are, than to go into the promised land without You. Have you ever been willing to stay where you are in a state of great difficulty and want, and not go into some blessing, if it meant you would not have communion with Him? That is devotion, proving one’s relationship with Him to be desired above all else on this earth.
Thus we see that because of the ill actions of the sons of Israel, Yahweh was not going to go with them, and Moses’ trips up the mountain would have been limited to seven. These seven trips, once again, are equally evidenced by the seven US Presidents who died in office every seven years, and my own seven years of loss. But let us now take this testimony one step further in our revealing examination.
When we look at the history of mankind, we see that the last 2,000 years of the church have been the fifth and sixth “days” of man. It has often been stated, and a writing has been devoted to this fact, that the church was supposed to receive 3,000 years for its complete ministry period (read The 3,000-Year Church Period). But, what would happen if the church did indeed receive this full tenure? The intercession of Yahshua and the testimony of Peter, to say the very least, tell the story.
If the church as we have known it receives another 1,000 years, it would be the three hours of darkness that Yahshua went through on the cross, and at the completion thereof cried out – “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” It would be the same as when Peter denied Yahshua three times before the completion of the foreordained time, before the cock crowed. For 2,000 years, the church has in fact been a Peter, who by its carnal corrupt actions and teachings has denied Yahshua. A third 1,000 years would culminate with one more denial, and even a curse, before the fateful crow of the cock.
Most tellingly, Peter cursing and swearing at Yahshua’s scourging is found only in first Remnant Matthew 26:74 and Christianity Mark 14:71, the 2,000 year period of the church; but there is no cursing in second Remnant Luke. However, we do read in Luke 22:61 that when the cock crowed, Yahshua “turned and looked at Peter.” This personal gaze was unique only to second Remnant Luke, and hopefully speaks of the insight and understanding the second Remnant is receiving at this time regarding this matter, or even the acknowledgement of Yahshua’s attention to this determining problem now and its closure.
Equally telling, in Christianity Mark the issue is not just the cock crowing, but more specifically and unique to the other accounts, the cock was to and did crow “twice” (Mark 14:30, 66-72). Obviously this has a message, and it can be assumed that these two crowings speak of these two 1,000 year periods which Christianity will in fact receive.
Adding one more confirming testimony regarding the prospect of the church receiving another 1,000 years, Christianity would be in the same state evidenced when its main teacher, Saul/Paul, was “three days without sight” because scales covered his eyes. These are the very scales that clearly have covered the eyes of the church now for two “days.” Paul’s experience was a foreshadowing seed testimony of the church’s own certain destiny and blindness.
That which is going to be said now is very important. When Yahshua cried out at the end of three hours of darkness, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?,” it was the very same thing that was said after Moses went up the mountain the seventh time, “My presence will not go with you!” It was – “My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me?”
And most importantly, in both instances note when this was said – at the end of three hours, which is identical with the third 1,000 year period of the church, which coincides with the end of the seventh “day,” the seventh period of mankind, the seventh trip up the mountain. That which took place at the end of Moses’ seventh trip up the mountain, which coincides with the next 1,000 years of mankind, is a very clear testimony of what would happen IF the church received its third 1,000 year period. It would be – “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?” It would be Yahweh so fed up with the church, that He forsakes it!
So what is Yahweh going to do? Mark 13:20 tells us that if Yahweh does not go ahead and cut the days of the church short, no flesh would be saved. He must therefore cut the church’s days short by 1,000 years, or as we see so clearly and remarkably testified in the equally telling three sons of Judah (our priesthood in Yahshua is through Judah) – not give Melchizedek Tamar to the third son (the third 1,000 years of the church), and for Yahweh/Yahshua to perform now the necessary work Himself. He must bring forth the two-part Perez/Zerah Remnant. He must come early and, as Yahshua so often testified, labor on the Sabbath, the seventh “day.”
This is the same testimony seen throughout the Scriptures. Without going into much proof, though there is an abundance, King Saul is a clear testimony of the church. And as a testimony of Saul’s right to reign, how many loaves of Pentecost bread did he receive from the man who was bearing three loaves (1 Samuel 10:3-4)? Did he receive all three? No more than Christianity will receive its full 3,000 years. Saul was not given the third loaf of bread, but received only two, just as Saul Christianity will not be given its third 1,000 year period, but likewise receive only two. It is abundantly evident that for the cause of prophecy concerning the church, Saul’s unique three-loaves/two-loaves testimony took place, and speaks clearly to us today.
Thus we see in Moses’ eight trips up the mountain, that Yahweh must have mercy. While these trips do not lay out for us the stacking of what is the eighth day on the seventh by Yahshua coming early, they do tell us something MOST important, and that is – what would happen if He did not come early! The answer – His presence would not be with us! This is the presence of Yahshua that, for many reasons, we SO VERY DESPERATLEY NEED here on this earth!
Thus, by Yahshua making a commitment to cut those days short, He adds the all important eighth and ninth “trips” up the “mountain of Yahweh,” the eighth and ninth “days”! Otherwise, once again we see that those “trips”/those “days” would be cut short to seven!
Imagine if you can what the world would be like if Yahshua does not go ahead and bring His presence to this earth now, and mankind would have another 1,000 years of corrupt Christianity, followed by the absence of His presence! Can you imagine what that would be like? It would be a life, if you could call it that, without Yahshua ever returning to this earth! Frankly, that is too horrifying to even think upon, and I do not believe the world would even survive His delay! As it is written – “No flesh would be saved.” But, that is precisely what will happen if Yahweh does not have mercy on us and send His Son early in order to accomplish what the church has failed to perform for 2,000 years (the displeasing two sons of Judah, even the 2,000 swine). The church MUST realize that it has been worshiping a golden calf! (More on this later.) Yahweh, have mercy upon us!
What will this extension of mercy mean for Christianity? It means they will get the two “trips” added to their tenure – the eighth and the ninth – bringing them into resurrection (see The Issue – II, page 11). Thus, as was pointed out in The Hope of the Remnant in 2004, this nine-part pattern, which we now see more clearly to be a seven-and-two pattern, is a remarkably revealing representation of the 9,000 years of mankind’s journey towards entering into immortality, a culminating experience for the church in the Elijah ninth “trip.”
With this seven-and-two pattern, we see that 2,000 years will be added to Christianity. This will in fact be the 2,000 years in which Christians, who are now asleep in the grave, will be “reincarnated,” or re-enter their earthly bodies, to be judged and to learn righteousness. And more specifically, why does Yahweh repent and give Christianity another 2,000 years? Because He performs an early work, 3,000 years early (at the end of 6,000 years of mankind, instead of 9,000), and calls out a Remnant into immortality. Even as the kingdom of God was given to man 2,000 years early (as the demons noted, it was “before the time” – Matthew 8:29), so the first resurrection of the Remnant will be “before the time” of the resurrection at the culmination of 9,000 years – an early down payment once again. Yahweh is always changing time.
Thus we now see a MOST revealing and telling and obviously critical testimony from this MOST important pattern. But this is not all we can learn from this testimony from Moses. Let us see more.
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