DEATH AND THE
PASSING OF CHRISTIANITY
CONT., page 4
CLEANSING THE LEPER
These two Moses and Elijah witnesses are equally seen in the two birds
that were used in accordance with the Laws of Yahweh for the cleansing of
the healed leper. When Yahweh is going to perform a work as important
as His kingdom and overcoming death, He will indeed provide several preluding
testimonies as to the means whereby it will be accomplished. We add
this testimony to once again highlight this most important matter of ascending
alive and overcoming death, as we will see in these two cleansing birds.
In Leviticus 14 we read the Law of Yahweh concerning the cleansing ceremony for a leper who has been healed of his leprosy. Before examining this, keep in mind that these Laws and procedures were prophetic foreshadowings to be fulfilled on a greater and higher level in the kingdom of God. This is evident when one considers the numerous prophetic fulfillments relating to Yahshua. But not all foreshadowings relate specifically to Yahshua. When one examines these two cleansing birds having to do with the healed leper, this two-part testimony must foreshadow another work of Yahweh relating specifically to man who has been “healed” of his leprous sin. Note, this cleansing process was for the one who was healed of his leprosy, denoting the man whose sins are removed in Yahshua. This cleansing provided in these two birds was in addition to healing.
We have here the testimony of a unique two-part work, a work which, in pattern, is identical to the Moses and Elijah testimonies, and specifically relates to this matter of overcoming death. Let us now examine this foreshadowing cleansing process.
Two birds were used in the cleansing of the leper. The first was to be slain “in an earthenware vessel over running water,” its blood being collected in the vessel. Then, the second bird was dipped into the blood of the first bird, along with cedar wood, a scarlet string, and hyssop. The hyssop was used to sprinkle the blood of the first bird onto the healed leper. The leper was then pronounced clean; and concluding this part of the process the second bird was released alive over an open field. Thus, we see the prophetic procedure of the two birds for the cleansing of the leper - the first was slain in an earthenware vessel (i.e., one formed from the dust of this earth) over running water, while the second was dipped into the blood of the first bird and released alive over an open field. The Moses/Elijah testimony is most evident here.
The first bird that had to die was the Moses bird. It was slain in an earthenware vessel over running water because it foreshadowed those in their earthen vessels who were a part of the first Pentecost outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the running water. These first believers had to die in their role as the first bird. In fact, many of those first believers were similarly slain for their faith.
The second bird is the Elijah bird. This is the bird that escapes death and ascends alive into heaven, as did Elijah. This second bird foreshadows the second part of the two-part work of Yahweh in establishing His kingdom upon this earth. It is the second olive tree seen in Zechariah 4; and as we just noted, it is equally the Elijah work that ascends alive into heaven. This second bird is the latter part of a two-part work of the Holy Spirit, and will be established and fulfill its purpose with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the promised latter rain. Those under this rain will equally ascend alive into heaven, overcoming death, as foreshadowed both by Elijah and the second bird.
Death is our enemy. Death is effected by him who possesses its power - Satan. And death will first be overcome by the Elijah group that completes the kingdom of God period men have known for nearly 2,000 years, ascending alive into heaven and not suffering its pains. These ascended ones, this Elijah group, will then be with Yahshua on “the mountain,” along with the Moses group which as the first bird had to be slain in their earthen vessels though possessing the running waters of Pentecost, and the two-part group will receive the glory of Yahweh, obtaining for the first time incorruptible immortal bodies born from above and not of this earth. The catching up of these latter rain recipients, uniting them in heaven with the former rain recipients, and glorifying them both in incorruptible bodies, will fulfill the first resurrection promised in Revelation 20, affording man for the first time the great transition from earth-born man to heaven-born man. Having overcome death in the Elijah group, this united two-part remnant will return with Yahshua, and he who has the power of death, that is Satan, will be cast into the abyss (even as testified when Yahshua descended from the mount of transfiguration and cast the demon out of the young man).
Paul clearly declared - “For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, ‘Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?’” (1 Corinthians 15:53-55). As of yet, no man has received their imperishable immortal body. They could not have because the promised first resurrection has not yet occurred. The first resurrection will provide to mankind the glorified ones for whom “Death is swallowed up in victory.” This promised and long awaited and, to say the least, much needed victory will come about through the work of Yahweh in the Elijah group. Through their ascension, death will finally be conquered. Once again, this is why we say that the establishment of an Elijah preceding the return of Yahshua who will ascend alive into heaven is so significant. Elijah must “restore all things,” as declared by Yahshua. The greatest restoration of this Elijah will be in overcoming death, restoring man to the precursed period of the garden of God. This is the work of the second Remnant.
So, what Yahweh did in the days of Pentecost, He will do again. Acts 2-6 will once again be a living experiential reality. In truth, what He began 2,000 years ago, He will now finish, sending His Spirit to gather and prepare a people to defeat death by ascending alive into heaven to be glorified, along with the Moses remnant, with His Son. Then returning with Yahshua, the Moses/Elijah witness will reign with Him to establish His much needed and long promised kingdom here upon this blind and afflicted earth.
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