February 13th 2020 - About a year ago, Paul in England began reading the Remnant Bride website and was challenged by it, but could not fully believe or absorb it. But in mid-November of 2019 he contacted me for the first time and expressed in an email: “Most recently what you have written on Remnant Bride has been lifting my spirit with the truth and hope contained therein. Initially I doubted some of the things which I now know to be truth.” This communication continued and developed rapidly, and upon my returning home from our December trip to Africa, on January 24 I flew into Manchester, England, to be with him for two weeks.
But this was more than just meeting a random stranger, for I had been to England ten years prior and had an experience where I anticipated meeting someone in the UK who would fulfill the “adding of the fifth” and afford us the vital latter rain. You can learn more concerning this by reading “Adding the Fifth.”
Meetings in another man’s home had been set up where I would teach, and arrangements were being sought for teaching a larger group in Wales. But instead of finding others like Paul, the experience was moreso like what I find in America—blindness and focusing on the religious experience they have found. After the first week, the larger Wales group was no longer an option as they rejected Bride truth and teaching opportunities came to a halt. But gratefully the one exception to this reaction was a Sunday-afternoon lunch on February 2 with two blood sisters close to Paul’s age of fifty-nine, one of whom he knew from other home groups. Our meeting with them was quickly put together only the day before, and we sat there for three hours and explained Bride to them and they quickly understood it and welcomed it. There were no other teachings of Bride truth after this.
That first week Paul had taken off from work and we had some very good times together, concentrating on the Bride. But the next week he had to return to his work, and as well since there were no further teachings and I was most often there in his home alone. This was a very hard and challenging time for me, for it looked like great failure. What was Yahweh doing? The future looked quite bleak. But gratefully, on the morning of the last day of my visit I began to see some things that brought hope and understanding. Paul came home early that day, and we went out for some final fish and chips for a late lunch and I began to share with him. Instead of this being a failure for the Bride, I realized that it was instead a failure of Christianity, and even England. They did not believe in what Yahweh is doing in man and in the church, and will be passed over!
Even in our last meeting with the Christians in the home church, just before Paul and I arrived, this fate was evidenced. Fittingly, they got into a tussle with each other over the music and the instruments. Therefore, after we walked in, two of the couples left and did not stay for the teaching. So Christianity’s experience was not working out too well for them, and the fact is that churches split like this over a multitude of issues all the time. Also, the man’s name in the home where we met who handled/ordered the meetings was Gary, and he was definitely a “sharp spear,” as that name means. I guess it was the test of two Garys. And noteworthy as well was that his wife’s name was Christine, or of course Christian. Thus, the disturbance was most fitting and revealing. Christianity is indeed a house “divided against itself”: “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand” (Matthew 12:25). The kingdom of God is most certainly laid to waste in Christianity. And that was the last teaching I performed while there.
So Paul and I began to see that the weakness of the kingdom, and even the hope of the latter rain in England, lies with the church itself. But where then is our hope for and in all of this? Regarding my trip, what one testimony of hope and success did Yahweh provide? We know that regarding the church, that hope clearly rests with the feminine Bride and not the afflicted and divided masculine Body of Christ. So was there a believing Bride testimony? Indeed so. It was that sole quickly-put-together three-hour sit-down with those two sisters who indeed understood and believed. That experience was a delight, and was the only time when there was belief and unchallenged acceptance. And again, they were sisters, even the two-part Bride of Song of Solomon 8:8-10:
“We have a little sister, and she has no breasts [the first Remnant]; what shall we do for our sister on the day when she is spoken for? If she is a wall, we will build on her a battlement of silver; but if she is a door, we will barricade her with planks of cedar [the end of the first Remnant]. I was a wall, and my breasts were like towers [the bountiful second Remnant]; then I became in his [His] eyes as one who finds peace.”
In all of the conflict and unbelief and quarreling we experienced, this one Bride testimony was definitely much needed peace. And on my final day this conclusion was obvious as Paul and I discussed my visit. The testimony was clear: the church in England was not the needed fulfillment of the latter rain. England, like America, had come short and would be passed over. The orange balloon would not burst forth with the rush of a mighty water, but would go instead to another.
And finally, I addressed with Paul one other matter that gave me concern for him. I was concerned that with the name “Paul,” he might doubt his place in the Bride. But clearly he is Bride, wonderfully seeing truth and greatly rejoicing in it. So I brought this up and even inquired whether he had another name as well. And his response was quite amazing and even fitting.
Paul was not given a middle name at birth. But, he had gone to a Catholic school and around the age of twelve, all of the students went through a confirmation experience. When he stood before the priest, the priest asked him what his confirmation name would be. He said he thought of several names, but spoke out the name “James.” He took that name seriously and even has it on his driver’s license and passport. So from then on I will call him “James.” He was pleased with this and reminded me that Yahshua had renamed Simon to become Peter, his new name meaning “hearing.” Most certainly, James is blessed with the revelation of the Bride in this most critical time in mankind and the church.
So, with this outcome and clear testimony we had in England, what is next, or even where might Yahweh pour out His Holy Spirit? First, with the sad and disturbing failure of the response received in England, there was also the clear testimony of the two sisters with whom we suddenly met and who both had eyes to see and believed. In fact, they were the only ones we taught who were able to do so, and this response is the hope of the Bride. And the reality is that there is one place on this earth where that bride is abundantly forming and prospering, and that is in cursed Africa, upon which is the clear and distinct image of the one who has ruled over the church for two thousand years—Satan. For two thousand years he has corrupted and blinded the church and taken kingdom man down into the sea of death (Mark 5:13)! But his time is at an end, and that office which Judas first possessed and then went to him, must now go back to a man—the Elijah! Let me share something with you that Yahweh only now more fully revealed to me.
When Moses stood before the burning bush in the wilderness, Yahweh gave him two and even three signs that would cause the Israelites to believe him (Exodus 4). The first sign was the staff that was cast down to the earth and became a serpent. He would then grasp it by its “end” and it would turn back into a staff in his hand. Of course this was a riddle that is fulfilled in the kingdom where the office of Judas went from him to Satan, and then goes back to a man, the Elijah.
The second sign that would cause belief was the hand going into Moses’ bosom and coming out leprous, and then going back into his bosom and coming out restored. Such would be the state of the works of the kingdom. The works of kingdom man’s hands would quickly become unclean/leprous, which has been the case for two thousand years. But in the end, today, they will become clean—the truth you are now reading and understand. And when we enter into our born-from-above bodies, this will all the more be true.
And then Yahweh added: “But if they will not believe even these two signs or heed what you say, then you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground; and the water which you take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground.” Blood is life, and the ground in this case is dry. This third and distinctly separate sign clearly relates to the third part of the church, and if time is not cut short and we fail to receive the critical latter rain or heed these words of truth, our lives will be poured out unto eternal death. We will NOT come out of the grave! At this point we do not have the power of an indestructible life, and it is critical that time is cut short and Immanuel call out His Bride, take her up to heaven, and she be born from above—putting off the earthly and putting on the heavenly.
Most fittingly, recorded in first Remnant Mathew 24:22 and Christianity Mark 13:20, we read the words of Yahshua: “Unless those days had been cut short, no flesh would have been saved; but through the electthose days will be cut short.” This is precisely what we have to have today, otherwise it will be three “hours,” even three “days” of darkness and “My God, my God, why have You forsaken us?” And we have just seen evidenced in England that this deliverance will not be through them. And, it will not be through America, meaning “kingdom of heaven.” In order to defeat Satan and remove his place as the twelfth apostle, it now seems evident after being in England that that deliverance and victory MUST come from Africa. Think about it, Satan’s image is on that cursed continent, and it is written, “’For behold, the stone [continent] that I have set before Joshua; on one stone are seven eyes. Behold, I will engrave an engraving on it,’ declares Yahweh of hosts [his image clearly engraved on Africa], ‘and I will remove the iniquity/punishment/guilt of that land in one day. In that day,’ declares Yahweh of hosts, ‘every one of you will invite his neighbor to sit under hisvine and under hisfig tree’” (Zechariah 3:9-10). The vine is the restored kingdom of heaven given to the Remnant, and the fig tree is consistently Christianity, the fig tree that He cursed, even when it was not the season for figs: “Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season/time for figs. He said to it, ‘May no one ever eat fruit from you again!’” (Mark 11:13-14).
And again, Satan’s image is clearly engraved on Africa, and what an entirely fitting place there is to remove the iniquity that has been on the earth from the Garden, even from the serpent in the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the kingdom of God. And ever since that fateful day the cherubim with the flaming sword has blocked the way to the tree of life and all men have died (Genesis 3:24)! And again, there is no more fitting, and maybe even required, place to end Satan’s six-thousand-year tenure than in Africa. His time has come to an end, and the office of the twelfth apostle which he has possessed must now be fully relinquished back to a man! May Yahweh fulfill His word.
So what does this mean for us today, even now? It seems evident that I must return to Africa, now for a fourth time. The three times I have been there have evidenced the three thousand years that would be given to the church, the three hours of darkness and three days in the grave. Click here for more on this. And addressed there as well, the third trip there evidenced not cutting the days short and thus death and loss and affliction. If this is the case, why specifically a fourth trip I do not know, other than it is the number of the world. And frankly, what I just wrote—that I do not know—is a common confession I make when the answer is not clear. But many times with this confession, I then see the answer, and this was the case here once again. So, why specifically a fourth trip? Immediately I was led to Revelation 7:1-4:
After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun [a new day], having the seal of the living God; and he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the bond-servants of our God on their foreheads.” And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel ….
The 144,000 are the Bride who are sealed, also evidenced in Revelation 14 with the identical number of 144,000, these two being the former rain Bride and the latter rain Bride. Presently, this latter group is certainly more readily found in the far more pronounced response in Africa.
Furthermore, Matthew 24:30-31 provides even more clarity concerning this Revelation 7 passage. Here we read exactly what is the purpose of those four winds—to “gather His elect.” Yahshua Himself described this:
“And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they willgather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.”
So here again we see the four winds and the angels who will bear us up into heaven at the sound of the last trumpet. This is precisely what I have taught for a long time—that the angels will bear us up, just as they bore Yahshua up into the heavens after His resurrection. “And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven” (Luke 24:50-51). And keep in mind, Bethany is also where He raised Lazarus from the dead. This is a most important location.
Finally, regarding the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37 we read:
So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord Yahweh, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.”’” So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
So what do we see regarding the four winds in all three of these passages? There really is only one thing this could be and that is the Holy Spirit that is gathering together the Bride from the four corners of the earth. And keep in mind, this company of the Bride includes the first Remnant, which is moreso seen in Ezekiel 37, made clear in verse 13: “Then you will know that I am Yahweh, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people.” And keep in mind as well, when there was the former rain of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost, it was indeed attested by a violent rushing wind: “And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting” (Acts 2:2). This is what we have to have today.
So what is next for the Bride? I don’t immediately know. England certainly looks closed. And while I was hoping for a rushing mighty wind there, most interestingly two days after I left, England did receive that wind, but as the “storm of the century,” Ciara. And even as we read above regarding the four winds, Ciara struck with winds that were hurricane strength and lasted for two days—grounding planes, closing motorways, and flooding homes. Then it went northward into Scotland, where that night vision took me ten years ago, and turned into blizzard conditions of white snow. This is what we need now, but in the spiritual.
So once again we wait on the Father. I do not know what is next, but I do see His hand in the events that unfolded in England, and now I trust He will show us what to do. Meanwhile, I urge you to continue your support for the Bride work in Africa, where we can indeed see His hand at work. And it seems apparent that Africa is key to defeating Satan, and most likely is the beginning of the latter rain. Yahweh has given us truth from above and led us all along the way, and we can trust Him to do so now. May He be glorified. Amen.