The Scarlet Thread
Filed Under Moral virtue, The kingdom of heaven
In the blog posting, “Satan Inscribed In the Pacific, Deepwater Horizon Well, and Obama,” we saw amazing testimony regarding the scarlet thread that connects the two Remnant.
In the Pacific Ocean, there are two strings of volcanoes that actually connect Alaska and Hawaii. Prophetically attested by Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, the first Remnant had the scarlet thread. But even as that string of islands disappears into the ocean in a westerly direction, so the first Remnant lost the visible presence of that thread. In fact, it actually went to Satan, whose image, as we also saw, Yahweh inscribed on the very same ocean floor. Near Russia, the Aleutian Island string intersects with another underwater volcano string that heads southward and then southeast, until a total trek of nearly five thousand miles from the Aleutians is completed and it rises out of the ocean depths to form the second Remnant Hawaiian Islands. Thus, the scarlet thread finds its delayed fulfillment as it rises to the sight of man once again in what is often called paradise.
This is the same testimony evidenced by the twin sons of Tamar in Genesis 38:27-30. As they were being birthed, first Zerah placed his hand out of the womb and received the scarlet thread, it being tied on his hand. He then pulled it back in and the second son breached. When this son was born, he was named Perez, or “breach.” Afterwards, Zerah was born with the scarlet thread.
In like testimony, Alaska was the Zerah, who received the birthright. But the promise breached; and even as that scarlet thread disappeared, so the connecting island thread disappears into the ocean. This is the Perez period. But in time the promise must be fulfilled, and the Zerah comes forth, possessing the birthright—Hawaii. Also attesting to this are the two fish of Pisces, equally connected by a thread.
Unquestionably, this is the way of Yahweh, and thus finds necessary replication. In the book of Job we see the identical testimony. Job was a great man, who possessed great wealth. Three times it is written that Job was “blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil” (Job 1:1, 8 and 2:3). But he too entered into his own breach, and this equally by Satan. Yahweh gave Satan the authority to take from Job all that he possessed, including his health and his children. His life was reduced to sitting among the ashes, and with potsherds scraping the boils that covered him from the sole of his feet to the crown of his head. Even his three “friends” were a testing affliction to him. But in the end, his livestock was restored to him in double portion.
Do you see the same scarlet-thread testimony here? Like the first Remnant, which possessed the kingdom of heaven with great spiritual wealth and promise, Job received natural wealth and blessings. But in both cases, these had to breach, and both by Satan. Likewise, this is the testimony regarding the breach between Alaska and Hawaii. On the ocean floor that swallowed from sight these volcano strings is the image of Satan. Of course the like breach affliction of the church has been the two thousand years of Christianity, the two thousand swine that equally go into the sea (Mark 5:13). But like Hawaii and the second Remnant, Job too had to come out of his time of affliction and loss, and thereupon receive the fulfilling double portion.
Thus we ask: Who was the scarlet thread regarding Job that connected these two periods of blessings? The answer? Job himself. In Job 2:9, Job’s wife urged him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!” It is good that Job did not follow in Adam’s failure, whom Yahweh rebuked, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife …” (Genesis 3:17). Instead, Job’s reply is an inspiration and challenge to everyone of us: “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?”
What would have happened if Job had followed the counsel of his wife? The scarlet thread would have been broken, and the latter double-portion blessings would have never come by the hand of Yahweh God! Therefore, Job’s enduring faithfulness through this time of affliction and loss by Satan was critical!
Personally, I hope I am a Job. Why? Because I like to suffer at the hands of Satan? No, I want the double portion, and there is only ONE way to get it—by paying the price! This is what Elijah told Elisha when he asked for a double portion: “You have asked a hard thing” (2 Kings 2:9-10).
This has certainly been the case with the second-Remnant double portion of the Spirit which I have been seeking now for sixteen years. But that which brought all of this to focus which you are reading here is something even more personal—my family.
Beginning in the latter 1980s, my family began to understand the necessity for, and applied the practice of, modest dress and abstaining from worldliness. Then in 1990 the girls began covering their heads. This we were all faithfully committed to for the next eleven years. Following is a photo I carry in my wallet that was taken in 1993, the year before the Spirit came upon me and began teaching us these marvelous truths regarding the Bride. There are some flaws on it since I have carried it so long.
Here is also a photo of my children at my youngest daughter’s birth on April 1, 1992, the same day Yahshua was crucified. Grace was a home birth, as were each of the latter three children.
I am very grateful to Yahweh for their godly appearance, which is why I share these with you. Frankly, this is how any family should look who seeks after godliness. And, it was not just my family who made such changes, but other likeminded families who shared like commitments.
However, beginning in 2001, dramatic ill changes were in store. My second daughter went to help a Christian family in need, and they convinced her that I was a false teacher and she did not have to obey me or keep a vow she made to me regarding that time away from the home. Despite my efforts to appeal to her, she rejected me and began dressing like the world and following their practices, as Christians commonly do. At the same time came a period of difficulty for my oldest daughter, and she too forsook the righteous standards that she had been instrumental in bringing us into. My wife also began to resist me, and my remaining two daughters equally sought to pursue the ways of the world. With my pursuit of the Bride and their quest for the world and Christianity, in 2003 my wife and the remaining two girls left. My son stood with me, but later left to go to school, and with the influence of other Christians forsook me and the Bride as well. He too compromised righteousness and truth.
The weight of the departure of my family from me and the ways of godliness, to this day, is like a load of heavy bricks continually on my heart. Job understood this concern, for before the loss of his children, when they had a feast with drinking he would “consecrate them, rising up early in the morning and offering burnt offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, ‘Perhaps my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts’ “ (Job 1:5). He was a man who was principled, and being principled in this world with its completely encompassing and ever expanding environment of wrong and error, is a great sorrow and test, causing conflicts and grief.
In The Conflict and Joab I wrote, and have repeated many times since then, that the hardest job in the world is being a godly husband and father. It continually challenges and torments you. As Solomon declared, so it is true for a godly man: “… in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain” (Ecclesiastes 1:18). For any man or woman seeking righteousness today, it is as written concerning Lot, who, living in Sodom, was “oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men; for by what he saw and heard, that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds” (2 Peter 2:7-8). This is true regarding lawless Christianity as well (Matthew 7:21-23).
I had a near perfect wife and family, walking in the ways of righteousness, and it breached! In the days that followed, like Job’s wife’s counsel, I wanted to die. I did not care anymore what happened to me, and asked Yahweh God to keep me from doing what I had planned—to ultimately be homeless and live on the streets of Dallas where I once helped feed the homeless. God heard my prayer and provided the promised way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13).
The year that followed their departure from the home in 2003, and their departure from godliness, was a battle for my very life. I could not understand how David could say that when he passed through the valley of the shadow of death, he would fear no evil. Fear and loss paralyzed and numbed me at times. Yet even so, the hope that carried me through all of this was found in 1 Peter 4:19, which reads, “Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.” Each day I sought to do what was right, and entrusted the final outcome to Yahweh.
That year passed, and thankfully I passed the test. Yahweh had told me at the beginning of that test, “You’re going through a difficult place; you’re going through a difficult place.” I had no idea it would last a year and be so extraordinarily difficult, but I made it.
Things began being much better for me personally. In 2006, I made even further commitment to Yahweh regarding the godly principles that He had shown my family and led us to walk in. I told Him that I believe in modest dress, headcoverings, and godliness; and if He wanted to use me, this is who I am. This is my uncompromising resolve, and is the expectation and standard that I have, not only for my family but for the Bride as well.
But what if the scarlet thread had been broken during those years of loss? What would have been the outcome if I either died or compromised and abandoned the principles that Yahweh established in our lives? As Job was challenged by his wife, what if I had not held to integrity? Then if my family ever comes back, we would not receive the double-portion blessing. My hope is that they will return; and when they do, they will find that the scarlet thread did not break and they can complete what Yahweh began at that tender and wonderful time in our lives. This is most important—it being essential that I have continued to hold to and preserve what is right! Blessed be Yahweh for this!
In Ezekiel 22:30, Yahweh declared, “I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the breach before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.” This, again, is His way, which is replicable, both in His larger works and in our personal lives. He seeks for a man, a Job, who will stand in the breach and stay faithful when others are deceived and grow weary and fail. He looks for a man who will not break the scarlet thread.
This is what Yahweh will effect for the second Remnant, completing that which breached two thousand years ago. And in my personal life, I trust that as an identifying intercessor, I am going through the loss of my family for the sake of the Bride. But most importantly, we all go through this Job principle and test. The question then will be: Will we hold to godly principles and endure to the end? Whether it is regarding a single essential choice, or a faithful commitment spanning a period of many years, will we live by godly principles and do what is right? We may falter and be tested, but will we endure, entrusting our soul to our faithful Creator and do what is right? Will the scarlet thread be unbroken?
When you go through an extended breach period, sometimes the weight and loss is such that all you can do is hurt, and wait for the pain to pass. In those moments, in those periods, you just take the pain. Like Job, you take the potsherds, sit in ashes, and just hurt. You endure. It is just a part of passing through the breach, and in time it will pass.
But also, in one of my most agonizing times of loss, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “Accept it.” Immediately I did so, and it was amazing! Instantly, all the pain left! There is a victory in accepting and embracing our tests, instead of bemoaning or cursing or resisting them or even blaming others. Job declared in his test, “Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” He accepted his adversity as being from Yahweh God, which it was. Though carried out by Satan, it was equally “all the evil that Yahweh had brought on him” (Job 42:11), and as Job also declared, “the hand of Yahweh has done this.” There is a remarkable benefit gained when we accept our affliction. Accept your present plight, your “difficult place,” or at least your assessment of your plight at the time.
Also, many times we get in an emotional downward spiral and focus on something to an extent that it becomes larger than it truly is. At this point, you cannot trust yourself and have to give the matter some time. Furthermore, most often through sheer weariness, our attitude can become so wounded or corrupted that it colors everything. When you get to the place where everything looks overwhelming, this tells you that it is your attitude and not the perceived problem(s). At this point, don’t listen to Job’s wife. Give yourself some time and things will work out.
Often in difficulties you just have to endure, and, as Peter said, entrust your soul to a faithful Creator and simply do what is right. There is no need to worry about tomorrow, but you can do what is right today, leaving tomorrow to Yahweh God. This is precisely what Job did. Do you think Job had a promise that he would receive a double portion? Not at all. But, he was committed to doing what was right for the moment, for the day, and left tomorrow to Yahweh. He held to his principles, for they were of greater sustaining value. It is said that the best way to measure a tree is when it is down. So true. That is when you can really tell what a person is. Do what is right in times of weakness and loss, in the test, for that is what proves who you really are. If you stumble, then correct it immediately, and learn from your error so as not to repeat it.
In the end Job proved who he was by virtue of his actions in his breach. The scarlet thread endured. By going through that time he proved that he was indeed blameless and upright, that he feared God and turned away from evil. Embrace your tests, for they will prove who you really are; and when you get on the other side of them, you will know yourself better.
No matter how short or how long the breach, the test, choose to persevere and do what is right. Do not break the scarlet thread. Then, most importantly, when the good fruit of obedience and integrity comes, you will be there to receive it; for that which proved you, provided the good outcome, being gained in the time of difficulty. Remember, your test can and will be your greatest source of blessing if you do what is right. Remember Job, remember Hawaii—for the double portion, even paradise, is, of necessity, always on the other side of a testing breach. As it is written, “you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised” (Hebrews 10:36). And, “let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:4). This is the way of Yahweh. Day by day, moment by moment, entrust your soul to your faithful Creator and do what is right!