On Wednesday, February 17, after nearly a month in Britain, I flew back to the US. Did I receive what I hoped for—the beginning of an attesting work in Britain? Not to the extent that I had hoped. I already wrote you about my meetings with Peter and Paul and the incredible gift I received from the former principal of the Bible College of Wales founded by Rees Howells. After being in London, when I went to Edinburgh, Scotland, a man came up to me at my table and sat down to talk. This led to not only sharing Bride truth with him, but individually sharing with three others—another in Edinburgh, and two in Aberdeen, Scotland. My stay was extended with the last meeting, and I delayed my return so as to spend the fourteenth anniversary of my February 14-15, 1996, Georgia Jonah experience there. (Read here to understand about the Georgia experience.)
But instead of detailing the trip, this report is best spent on what was learned during that time and looking at where we are now. Three specific items or matters need to be addressed. In order to address each of these and not place them into one long posting on the blog, providing too much information at one time, these reports will come to you in three separate postings. Pertaining to the first matter, as indicated by the subject of this posting, we will herein examine Yahweh’s statement in Genesis 2:18: “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” In the second posting we will consider the parable of Luke 13:6-9 regarding the unfruitful fig tree. Then third, I will share a little more about the trip, the uniqueness of the Bride, where we are today, and what our hope is for the days before us. Let us now look at Genesis 2:18.
Have you ever noticed the contradictions between the creation accounts in Genesis 1 versus Genesis 2? To start with, Yahweh’s name is not found in the Genesis 1 account and into Genesis 2:3 where that first account ends with the day of rest. Genesis 2:4 then begins a second creation account that clearly contradicts the first account, and starts with the introduction of His name:
This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh God made earth and heaven.
You will notice here the latter order of the creation: ”earth and heaven.” This is just the opposite of the preceding creation as we read in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” as well as 2:1, “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.” Even 2:4 states the same at the outset, then flips them. Why did He provide this testimony? Obviously, in order to testify that He would make them clean. (This effectual method of flipping things to make them clean is addressed in Making Cain Clean.) More could be said here, but we only mention this in passing, for the greatest distinctions lie before us.
In Genesis 1, we read that God created all the vegetation on the third day, and on the sixth day He created all the beasts and creeping things. Afterwards on the sixth day He then created man. Therefore, by the time man was created, everything had already been created.
But this is not the creation account that follows when “Yahweh God made earth and heaven.” In Genesis 2:5 we read that when man was created there were no plants at all:
Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for Yahweh God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.
We next read in verses 7 through 9 that Yahweh created man, and then created the plants:
Then Yahweh God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Yahweh God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. Out of the ground Yahweh God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Why these obvious differences? Why do these two accounts not match each other, even possessing the flip of the heavens and the earth to earth and heaven? And with this flip, why was Yahweh’s name now present? Our answers to these questions comes in the accounts that follow.
First, we see in verses 10 through 14 the description of the four rivers that come from the one river that flows out of Eden. Clearly, what we are seeing here is prophecy. As addressed in “Four Rivers From Eden,” these four rivers prophesy of the four outpourings of the Spirit that are essential in establishing the Garden, the kingdom of heaven on this earth.
Having set forth this preliminary understanding, we are now getting to the crux of this writing on the Helper. In verse 18, we next read:
Then Yahweh God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”
So did Yahweh then make the helper for Adam? Quite significantly, no! The need was acknowledged, but the provision breached. Instead, He created the beasts that in Genesis 1 were created on day six before man was created, as well as the birds that in Genesis 1 were created on day five. In the next two verses, 19 through 20, we read:
Out of the ground Yahweh God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him.
Can there be any question whatsoever at this point that like the Bible contradictions in the Gospels or in the like Old Testament comparisons, clearly Yahweh is propounding a riddle here? What else could be the answer to these obvious contradictions? Once again, either this account is flawed in its facts regarding creation; or, Yahweh is prophesying something in a riddle. Anyone writing an account like this for pure historical reasons would be diligent to keep the creation facts straight between these two accounts. But there is no question that these two accounts go beyond historical records into prophecy. The real question then is: What is being prophesied?
Everything in the Old Testament, from Genesis 1:1 to Malachi 4:6, is written for the primary purpose of prophesying concerning the kingdom of heaven that Yahshua began and brought forth while here on this earth. It was all written, and the acts of men unfolded, as a testimony of the kingdom. These otherwise confusing and certainly contradictory accounts in Genesis are no exception. Once again, one either has to acknowledge that Yahweh is prophesying here, or the Bible is a book of errors.
Furthermore, it is important to note that not until after the beasts were created did Yahweh put Adam to sleep, take out a rib from his side, and form a bride. It is also significant that this bride was never called his “helper.” Instead, she was called “woman,” meaning “taken out of man.”
So prophetically, what is Yahweh saying here regarding the kingdom? To begin to answer this, let us first examine where we find the word “helper” used relative to the kingdom. The answer? Extensively in John where Yahshua spoke of sending the Holy Spirit. Addressed in The Best Is Before Us – The Latter Rain, page 2, four times the Holy Spirit is called the “Helper.”
“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that it may be with you into the [Millennial] age” [John 14:16].
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you” [John 14:26].
“When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me” [John 15:26].
“But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you” [John 16:7].
Therefore, is it not clear that the Helper that would be provided to man as prophesied in Genesis 2 is in fact the Holy Spirit? Most certainly this is what was being prophesied here. It is not good for man to be alone, and Yahweh must provide a Helper suitable for him—the Holy Spirit, who will lead us into all truth.
Can we be certain this is what Yahweh was prophesying here? Indeed so. The one created out of Adam was called “woman,” for she came from man. She is never called the helper. Also, when we examine the word “helper” spoken of in Genesis 2:18 and 20, we find that the gender of the Hebrew word used here is most revealing, for it is a masculine noun. The helper spoken of here that man needs is not the woman, but a masculine helper—the Helper promised by Yahshua, the Holy Spirit. It is not good for man to be without the Holy Spirit, who will equip him and lead him into all truth. This, a woman cannot do.
So, when the Helper was given to the first Remnant, was this fulfilled, was it sufficient? Did the Holy Spirit lead them into all truth? Unquestionably not. As addressed in The Best Is Before Us – The Latter Rain, page 2, the Spirit of truth is sent to the second Remnant specifically by Yahshua. Therefore, did the first Remnant, or even Christianity, find a helper suitable for them? No more than did Adam in the like period. As testified in this account in Genesis 2:18-20, Yahweh instead gave them the beasts of the field (the mark of the beast) and the birds of the air (which nest in the kingdom of heaven tree and corrupt it). This is why the Genesis 2 creation account is so distinctly different. It prophesies the corruption of the kingdom, the breach, and the promise of the Helper, the masculine Holy Spirit.
We now understand why in that account first it is stated that man needs a helper, then the beasts and the birds were created instead, followed by the most unusual statement, “but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him.” The only answer for this most unusual account, once again, is that Yahweh is prophesying. The promise was to receive a suitable helper, but instead that which came for the next 2,000 years has not been suitable—the beasts and birds that seek to devour the covenant parts (Genesis 15:11, 2 Samuel 21:10).
In like testimony, you will recall in Genesis 2:5 it says that Yahweh had not yet sent the rain: “for Yahweh God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate [lit., serve] the ground.” Think prophetically again. Up until the former rain of the Spirit that marked the beginning of the kingdom of heaven, this was indeed the case. But, and this is critical to understand, the kingdom was early and that rain and its necessary outcome breached! The former rain is in truth a work cut short, and therefore awaits the fulfilling latter rain.
This now brings us to where we are today. So we ask: Has the Helper, the Spirit of truth, yet been given to man? I would say yes. In June, 1994, the Holy Spirit came upon me and began teaching me things that no other man has ever seen or even remotely considered. There is no way I as a man can take credit for the incredible things revealed to me at that time or since then. The breadth and depth of these truths are far too vast for any man to be able to either decipher or even contrive. And they are indeed seamless. Any one of these many revealed truths are uniquely profound of themselves.
• The law of coverings
• The Nazirite vow
• The two-part Remnant separated by the Body of Christ
• The Body of Christ split by the Millennial Reign
• The truth concerning the white throne judgment
• The source, purpose, and fulfillment of the office of Elijah
• The riddles of Bible contradictions
• The great tribulation that has been taking place for 2,000 years
• The true mark of the beast
• The covenant with the many
• The abomination of desolation effected with the disciples casting lots
• Three counts of forty-nine
• Adding a Pentecost to Tabernacles
• The 3,000 years of the church
• Stacking time
• The Curse of 1920 and its world-wide devastating impacts
• The testimony seen and evidenced in Africa concerning Satan and Christianity
• The kingdom coming early and the consequences thereof
• The breaching of the kingdom
• Flipping to make things clean
• The passing over principle and its determining effects
• The true two witnesses
• The prophetic testimonies of such events as the presidents who died every twenty-year election cycle
• The third heaven
• The source of the twenty-four elders
• How a rib is taken out of the sleeping Body of Christ
• The significance and application of the seven-and-one-and-one pattern
• The tremendous implications of the male and female identities
• The prophetic nature of the human body
• And even how Yahweh will effect time over 43,000 years, including the waltz of life
Furthermore, many more truths branch from this vast trunk, including what you just learned concerning Genesis 2 and the promised Helper. In Psalm 23:5, we read: “You have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows.” This seems to describe what Yahweh has done for a man—He has anointed my head with the Spirit of truth and the cup of understanding and knowledge truly overflows. Once again, the vastness of these truths and the seamless relationship they possess go far beyond what man can contrive.
Today, this gives us hope that Yahweh is indeed going to complete what He began 2,000 years ago. And, these truths are why I keep pressing on. I can NEVER deny either the sovereignty of Yahweh in giving a man this understanding, or the incomparable evidence that supports it. Though I have suffered both disappointment and loss, that which has always stood and kept me going is the profoundness of these truths. I seek to be honest with the facts, and in doing so I cannot deny the incomparable truth that Yahweh has given a man. As many have noted over the years, Bride truth is the only thing that answers all the questions. My hope is that while others have known the deeds of Yahweh God, to a man He has shown His ways. May this give Him pleasure, and give us MUCH needed success for the kingdom’s sake.