TABERNACLES PENTECOST, 2005
A number of years ago, I recorded in a journal: Failure is not because we fail; failure is because we fail, and quit. As the first ever Tabernacles Pentecost approached on December 25-26, 2005; based on the testimonies we had seen, we were expecting the sun and the moon and all the stars. And why not? We had already experienced a profitable Passover gathering that year, leading this man to move to Salem, Missouri, in August. The month of September was incredible! Yahweh spoke through three hurricanes, and as reported in Hurricane Katrina and the Curse of 1920, He showed us the profound truth regarding adding the eighth and that Tabernacles had to have a Pentecost in order for man to ascend alive.
And equally beginning in August, He started showing Eric a new calendar, the Millennial calendar. And when we saw the need for this new Tabernacles Pentecost, 2005 was the perfect calendar year in all respects, and the new feast just happened to coincide in this year with Christianity’s Christmas, the Jew’s Hanukkah, and Haggai 2 via the Jew’s calendar, all on December 25-26 (something that is not repeated in all the projections Eric has been able to lay out)! Incredibly, this convergence of all three of these feasts/holidays was nothing less than the testimony of the test of Carmel (Hurricane Katrina and the Curse of 1920, page 4)!
The evidence that Yahweh was leading us into new truth was unmistakably compelling! We were then faced with the challenge of how we were to respond. Only three weeks before Trumpets via the new Millennial calendar, we were faced with the question as to what was to be our response to this truth. What would Yahweh have us to do? We had the faith to come together for Trumpets, and did so on October 16-17 where Yahweh brought together thirteen people in such a way as to precisely testify to the reverse of the Curse of 1920. Equally incredible, October 16 was my wife’s birthday, and is attested in the last of five eruptions on Mount St Helens, along with my own birthday in the eruption just prior (A Lesson From Intercession, page 8). On October 16, the long awaited and critically needed latter rain twelve apostles were established.
The Trumpets gathering was unquestionably incredible in every way, including the days that followed (Trumpets, 2005)! Furthermore, Yahweh even provided during that time further testimony of the reverse of the Curse of 1920, by the White Sox winning the World Series in the same eight straight winning pattern afforded only the year before when the Red Sox won an equally attesting World Series under a blood red moon.
As the days approached for the Tabernacles Pentecost on December 25-26, we began seeing other remarkable testimonies – that the magi had brought gifts to Yahshua on December 25, the great need for the signet ring testified in Haggai 2, and the need to intercede for the latter rain. Also, we were witnessing the possibility that two of the apostles were directly related to the Romanovs, the former ruling Tsars of Russia.
With all of these incredible testimonies, why would one not expect the sun and the moon and all the stars? To have done less would have been unbelieving; and this was not even all the testimonies and events that were leading up to these days. Personally, we were each being led to this incredible hope. But did we outwardly receive on those two days all we had hoped to receive? No. In this writing, we will look at all that happened during the nine days leading up to and including the first ever Tabernacles Pentecost. But before we do, let us see two reasons why we cannot quit, truths that came up as we approached December 25-26. In this section we will consider the first reason that was evidenced, and in the next section we will examine the second.
For 2,000 years, the church has taught that if one believes, they will have eternal life. When we came together for Tabernacles Pentecost, the DVD went on sale for the movie, “The Brothers Grimm.” Eric had seen it in the theater, and was anxious for us to watch it. Several things were noted in the movie (insomuch that movies can be modern-day parables) that were quite interesting. Relative to that which compels this man on (and if you do not like movies, please endure this), is that the 500 year old queen who lived in the tower was a type of mystery Babylon. Angelica tells us in the movie that the Christians invaded the forest people and burned them to death in the caves. A year later a plague came and killed all of them except the Christian queen, who built a tall tower to save herself. This tower was called by Jacob both “heavens above” and “the flaming belly of hell.”
Later, Jacob declared regarding the Christian queen – “They tricked her, because she has the spell for eternal life, but not for youth, not youth. So she’ll rot for eternity, waiting for someone to come and rescue her.” Mystery Babylon is a sore testimony of the state of Christianity. They have the promise of eternal life, but they all go to death and their bodies rot.
You will recall that when Yahshua was casting the demon out of the man who dwelled among the tombs, He asked him his name, and he replied – “My name is Legion; for we are many” (Mark 5:9). A Bible dictionary/encyclopedia will tell you that a legion in the time of Yahshua was a Roman military company of 6,000 men. Of course Mark 5:13 goes on to tell us that Legion was cast into 2,000 swine. So why 2,000 swine? How many years had transpired since Adam at that time? Essentially 4,000 years. And how many years have transpired since then? There have now been essentially 2,000 years.
When the demon responded to Yahshua, he was actually providing a legal answer. In the same account in Matthew 8:29, the demons asked the question – “Have you come here to torment us before the time?” Those demons knew they had a legal right to a legion of time – 6,000 years. That is obviously why they answered by giving the name, “Legion.” Therefore, it is quite relevant that they were cast into the 2,000 swine, identifying the remaining 2,000 years that was their right, or the 2,000 years of the church, the unclean swine period that goes to death.
Likewise, it is also quite fitting that in first Remnant Matthew 8:32 and in Christianity Mark 5:13, the demon-possessed swine all went to the “sea” and died; but in second Remnant Luke 8:33 that brings in the third part of the church, the Millennial reign, they went into a “lake.” What does this difference mean? For 2,000 years the first Remnant and Christians have all gone into the sea of death, even as spoken by the prophet Zechariah (13:8). But in the third part of the church, Christians will be burned, also spoken by the prophet (13:9), which is none less than the “lake of fire” spoken of in Revelation 20:14, “the second death.” The “lake” in Luke 8:33 is the identical Greek word used for the “lake” of fire in Revelation 20:14. Thus we see these two deaths testified here – in the sea and in the lake!
And while we are addressing this matter, we also note another unique and obviously intentional riddle testimony in that in Matthew 24:28 it is recorded – ”Wherever the corpse is, there the eagles will gather.” But in noted contrast, in Luke 17:37 it is recorded – “Where the body is, there also the eagles will be gathered.” In first Remnant Mathew it speaks of a fallen and ruined corpse (ptoma); but in second Remnant Luke it speaks of a living and breathing body (soma). This difference will be addressed later; but without question, Yahweh makes a clear distinction between the first 2,000 years of the church and the third 1,000-year period. What makes the difference? The second Remnant.
For 2,000 years Christians have been promising “eternal life” to all who believe. But the only “eternal life” they can offer is one after death, after the sea. Like the Christian queen’s promise of eternal life, they have not been able to escape the continual rotting since then. But Yahshua offered more. In Millennial John 11:25-26 He declared to Martha, just before He raised Lazarus from the dead – “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.”
Very clearly, there are two distinctly different promises given here: (1) to those who live even if they die, and (2) to those who will never die. For this man, the greatest fulfillment of that promise of age-long life comes by not dying. Failure to receive that promised life before dying seems to diminish the promise, which has been a sorrowful reality for 2,000 years. If one receives “eternal” or age-long life when they believe, death is an interruption of that promise. How can one evidence that promise if they are dead? The truest fulfillment of that promise is to experience just what Yahshua said – “everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.”
This is the promise Yahshua equally made in Millennial John 8:51 – “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will not see death in regard to the age.” This statement, “in regard to the age,” is usually not added in translations, though it is very much present in the Greek. And the word here translated “age” is the same word falsely translated “everlasting” or “eternal.” The word is “aion,” or eon, an “age,” a period of time. (“Aionios” is simply the adjective form of “aion,” or “of the age.”) So when it is written here that if anyone keeps His word, they will not see death in regard to the age, what age is being spoken of and who will indeed keep His word?
Thus far there seem to have been three ages that have transpired. As noted in Trumpets, 2005, page 9, these three ages are – the initial age of mankind, the age of the sons of Abraham, and the age of the body of Christ. Each of these have been essentially 2,000 years in duration; and the next critical age will be 1,000 years in duration (Revelation 20:6). Unfortunately, because these words regarding the ages have incorrectly been translated as “eternal,” men have not thought in terms of ages as they should. This is how Yahweh deals with men – according to the ages He sets forth. Hebrews begins – “God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the ages (aionas, plural of aion)” (1:1-2). Yahshua laid out time in specific incremental ages. Today, the age of Christianity is finished, and we are in the Millennial age of the Bride, the obedient people.
Thus the age being spoken of in John 8:51 – “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will not see death in regard to the age.” – is obviously referring to the Millennial reign, the third-part Shelah/Siloam/Shiloh age of the church – the Bride. This is indeed confirmed when we read the literal translation of Genesis 49:10:
“The rod shall not depart from Judah,
Nor the decree from between his feet (Christianity),
Until to whom it belongs comes,
As we so very clearly saw in the writing, Until Shiloh Comes, page 1, the rod of truth that brings the Millennial reign is specifically associated with the “obedient people,” those who keep His word and “shall not see death in regard to the age,” the long awaited and much needed and promised Millennial age.
Likewise in Millennial John 6:47-51 Yahshua said:
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has age-abiding (aionios) life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died (even as Christians have equally died in the wilderness period of the church).
This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live the age (aion); and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh."
So where is the fulfillment of that promise? Who has yet to not die, even as it is promised here? To put it in another way that is addressed in Passover, the Promise of the First-born, where are those who will fulfill the promise afforded in Passover and be the firstborn and not die? Up to now, we have seen the type revealed in the movie, The Brothers Grimm – Christian’s bodies have been rotting for 2,000 years! They have all gone to the sea of death! Christians are certainly not the fulfillment of this vital promise.
Why then should we trust in Christianity to provide anything better than what they have provided for 2,000 years? Even if this man and the Bride look like failures, the fact is – there has to be an answer other than Christianity! There has to be an obedient people, even those who when they look wrong, they still obey! Clearly, evidenced by 2,000 years of death and corruption, Christianity does not have the answers; so to whom else can we turn?
One of the realizations that came at the Tabernacles Pentecost is that Christians do not look outside the box of 2,000 years of Christianity! So what happens to them? Their end is the same – they do not look outside the box, therefore they end up in the box, six feet under! At least the Bride is seeking to legally change all of this and restore all things. At least the Bride is willing to look outside this box in order to see what can and will work.
How can we expect Yahweh to do the same ol’ same ol’ after 2,000 years? That age is finished! When the sons of Israel were to enter the type of the Shelah Millennial reign west of the Jordan, the people were told to stay back from the ark of the covenant a distance of about 2,000 cubits. That is where we are today as we now enter into the Millennial age. And what was the reason for this warning? In Joshua 3:4 we read – “Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you shall go, for you have not passed this way before.”
For 2,000 years, even 40 jubilees, the church has never been at the place where we are today. And there is no way that what Christians have done throughout their age, will work or has worked in getting us into this present critical age. The reality of this essential change is clearly evidenced by the fact that the sons of Israel experienced a change in leadership, a change in the tribe(s) who would lead the way, and a change in the food they ate when entering into the promised land, a type of the Millennium. One cannot hold onto Christianity and expect that they will rule and reign in the Millennium. Christianity is not the answer.
And even for the Bride, we have not gone this way before and all we can do is to submit ourselves to what Yahweh is leading and accomplishing and trust in Him. Who else can we trust in? It cannot be in Christianity or Christians or even their teachings. Those teachings have taken men to the grave for 2,000 years, and they would continue to do so. It is all a matter of government, and their time, their age, is finished. We have not passed this way before, and all we can do as the Bride is to submit ourselves to Yahweh and trust Him to lead us and to accomplish His work of grace in us. Such we have done, and let us now see how Yahweh has in fact used the faith of the Bride to begin this new Millennial age. Here we will see the second compelling reason why we cannot give up.
Continue to page 2 of Tabernacles Pentecost, 2005 for THE STRONG MESSENGER