TABERNACLES PENTECOST, 2005
A CLOUD AS SMALL AS A MAN’S PALM
This section, or as far as that goes this entire writing, is not for the casual reader who is drifting down the muddy Mississippi of life with everyone else. This writing and this section is for the one who refuses to aimlessly drift toward the sea of death and is looking for answers that are outside the box, answers that are effectual.
The account of the test of Carmel in 1 Kings 18 affords two testimonies that obviously are not chronological in their prophetic messages, but two testimonies of the same work. There is no way that the second Remnant would ascend alive (i.e., Elijah’s offering being licked up by the fire of Yahweh), and after that would come the latter rain (the rain that came when Elijah prayed). In fact, it is the latter rain that forms the Elijah work that ascends alive, evidenced in part by the twelve pitchers of water poured on the altar. But of course on the other hand, it is not until the second Remnant ascends alive that the rain covers the earth as promised as well – when we return with the Son of God to set up His kingdom.
Also, keep in mind that it is the latter rain that reveals that Saul Christianity is a premature Saul work – 1 Samuel 12:17-18. So considering this testimony regarding Elijah, what do we see in this account that gives us hope for today? The answer is found in the cloud as small as a man’s palm.
Why did Yahweh compare this cloud to a man’s palm? This is especially important to note, considering that this account about Elijah is a testimony of the latter rain that breaks a drought that has been on the land since the end of the former rain. The answer to this question lies in understanding that which the palm represents. Here we will find Yahweh’s truth, and our abundant hope.
You will recall that Kyle saw himself lying on the floor where Linda also saw the X, the very place that represented Yahshua, and where this man was to take that position. Very importantly, it was not that Kyle had to physically lay himself down on the floor (which never took place), but that his works, his life, have/has in fact been a palm branch that has prepared the way for this man. It is in this truth, in this example, that we begin to understand the significance of the palm.
There is no question that we, the Bride, would not be where we are today without the works of Kyle. Without enumerating the many things that he has been used to effect as an Elijah to me, clearly he has been that palm branch that has been laid down to prepare this man’s way. By seeing this per Kyle and understanding his role, this allows us to better understand what it means prophetically when we read that branches were laid before Yahshua to prepare the way for His triumphal entry, and in Millennial John 12:13 we read that they were “branches of the palm trees.”
We have noted in A Lesson From Intercession, page __, that the Hebrew word for the palm tree is “tamar.” This is of course the daughter-in-law of Judah who gave birth to the two Remnant representatives, Zerah and Peres. But the branches of the palm tree, for obvious reasons, actually receive their names from a man’s palm – both being open flat surfaces. In fact, in Job 15:32 and Isaiah 9:14 and 19:15 where we find mention of the “palm branch,” the Hebrew word, “kippah” (#3712), is used. The origin of this word is actually from the Hebrew word, “kaph” (#3709), which means “hollow or flat” and often speaks of a man’s palm (Leviticus 14), the hollow or flat of his hand. Thus the palm branch and a man’s palm are prophetically one and the same.
Taking this one step further, the hand is prophetic of a man’s works. Therefore in like regard, the palm branch prophetically speaks of the same. This is why Kyle saw himself lying on the very place where I was to go, and on both occasions was used of Yahweh to get me there. His works prepared the way before me. And this is precisely what we see in Millennial John where the palm branches are brought forth to prepare the way for Yahshua’s triumphal entrance – our works prepare the way for His coming. This you will repeatedly see in this section.
Kyle did not need to physically lie down on the floor. Similarly, one could lay thousands of people on the ground and that would not effect Yahshua’s return. One could cover the ground with palm branches, and that too would fail to bring His return. But what will bring and is bringing His return are proper redeeming works, the works of the chosen Elijah. Let us now return to the account in 1 Kings 18 regarding Elijah.
What is it that marks an important beginning of the Elijah work? The answer is seen in part in 1 Kings 18:42-44, and we must digress some here. You will notice that Elijah “crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees.” Then he told his servant – “Go up now, look toward the sea.” When some read this account they think that the servant went up the mountain seven times; but let us examine this more carefully.
First, as we have just noted, Elijah told his servant – “Go up now, look toward the sea.” When he returned and said that there was nothing, Elijah then said – “Go back seven times.” After the seventh time, the servant came back to report a cloud, which we will shortly address.
When carefully examining this, we see that the servant did not go up the mountain only seven times, but he went up one time plus seven times, the similar pattern that Moses followed when he went up Mount Sinai, but in reverse. Moses’ eight trips up Sinai were actually a seven-and-one Tabernacles Pattern, while Elijah’s servant’s eight trips up Carmel were a one-and-seven Passover pattern. Some translations per the seven trips place the punctuation differently; but either way, he went back seven times. But the greatest truth in this is in the pattern, as you will further see.
As we noted in Hurricane Katrina and the Curse of 1920, page 4, both the former rain and the latter rain come as a result of nine-part patterns. The former rain is a 1–7–1 pattern, or the day of Passover and the seven days of Unleavened Bread plus Pentecost. The latter rain is a 7–1–1 pattern, or seven days of Tabernacles and the holy convocation plus a Tabernacles Pentecost.
What do we see evidenced here per Elijah and his servant? What we see is a 1–7–1 pattern. First the servant was sent up once, then he was sent up seven times, and then he was sent up the ninth time. So you ask – Where is the ninth? In verse 44, Elijah, upon hearing the report of the cloud, sent him up one more time – “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.’” Of course that is when Elijah outran Ahab to Jezreel.
It is very revealing and noteworthy that the Passover 1–7–1 pattern, is precisely the pattern seen in Zechariah 4 and throughout the Scriptures: Remnant–Christianity–Remnant. On the other hand, Tabernacles attests to the union of the two Remnant, or 7–1–1. In this case there is no mark of the beast 7 separating the two Remnant, the two united holy convocations (which the 1’s represent). It is quite fitting that Tabernacles reveals this, for it is in fulfilling Tabernacles that the two Remnant are caught up to heaven to indeed be united as one. We thus see in these patterns once again the marvels of Yahweh’s seamless garment of truth!
Also, we see once again the necessity of laying a nine-part Pentecost pattern in order to receive the latter rain, the very pattern Elijah laid, as well as the pattern we laid at the Tabernacles Pentecost at Montauk.
It is also quite unique that Moses walked out a Tabernacles pattern at Pentecost, while Elijah sent his servant to walk out a Passover/Pentecost pattern at Tabernacles. How many times have we witnessed the like flip-flopping testimony of the two Remnant? Within this account concerning Elijah we see this once again, as it attests to both the former rain and the latter rain. Let us see.
The former rain is testified insomuch that the pattern of the servant’s trips up the mountain is that of Passover and its Pentecost (1–7–1); and like that rain, it too was a sudden deluge. But the latter rain is testified here in three important ways. First, the rain comes after a three year drought (1 Kings 18:1). This is the drought that has been on the church for 2,000 years, and would last for 3,000 years if Yahweh did not cut those days short. Second, the test of Carmel takes place at the close of the 2,000 year period of the church (beginning in 1948), and it is this test that is at hand when Elijah’s prayer and intercession take place. In fact, it is almost as if Elijah is calling upon “that which has been” by performing his prayer and intercession under the pattern of the former rain.
The third way the latter rain is testified is what we want to address more thoroughly at this time. This will be most revealing. We notice that when the servant reported back to Elijah, he described what he saw as – “a cloud as small as a man’s palm (kaph, #3709) is coming up from the sea.” With this report, Elijah sent the servant up the mountain the ninth and final time, which is of course the Pentecost Elijah time. And a Pentecost outpouring is indeed what they received. So we ask a very important question – What is it today that could be that attesting cloud as small as a man’s palm that comes up from the sea at the end of the seven? Let us see.
We already know that the sea speaks of death; and by virtue of the testimony of the 2,000 swine, the last 2,000 years have been the period of the sea of death, the seven. (Fittingly, the first trip was to the sea, even as the first Remnant died; as were the seven, or Christianity, who equally die; but the ninth trip was not to the sea, but to proclaim truth and instruction to Ahab, the Elijah that does not die.) This testimony regarding the sea was equally attested per the strong messenger, whose right foot was on the sea of death and his left foot on the land, the promised land. Therefore, is it not evident that when the servant saw this cloud coming up from the sea, that he was in fact seeing a work that was coming up out of that 2,000 year period, even the Bride coming out of the body of Christ?
But the testimony is more specific than just the Bride; there was something more being evidenced. That cloud was identified in two specific ways: (1) it was small, and (2) it was like unto a man’s palm. Let us get straight to the point, to that which is our hope.
It seems evident that the cloud coming up out of the sea that was as small as a man’s palm, is the strong messenger work that bridges the gap between the sea of death of Christianity and the promised land of the Millennial reign. Frankly, this six-year work is indeed a very small work, but that is the point. And it is a palm in that it is an intercessoral work that Yahweh is performing through man. But the hope is that it is indeed the work, the “cloud as small as a man’s palm,” that signals the beginning of the latter rain that will cover the earth.
We have already seen evidenced per the eastern gate that the waters of the latter rain come out from the right side as a trickle. It seems evident that this trickle began at Passover, 2004. Of course the trickle actually began before that event, even as the water from the eastern gate originated inside the gate from “under the threshold of the house toward the east, for the house faced east. And the water was flowing down from under, from the right side of the house, from south of the altar.” (More on this shortly.) From there the water went under the gate, and it appears that that marks the beginning of the Millennial reign. Since 1994 Yahweh has brought forth the water of His Spirit from under the threshold, but it could not increase until it went under the eastern gate into the Millennial reign in 2004.
Once that water entered into the Millennium, it is first over the feet, which speaks of kingdom rights. Most certainly we began receiving those kingdom rights per Passover, 2004, and at Atonement of the same year when the Contract was signed, and then at Trumpets, 2005, when the twelve apostles were established, and at the intercessions at the first ever Tabernacles Pentecost whereby we received the legal rights to ascend alive.
Likewise, in Deuteronomy 32:1-2 we read – “Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak; and let the earth hear the words of my mouth. Let my teaching drop as the rain.” There is no question that beginning at Passover, 2004, Yahweh has continually rained down His truth upon the Bride, evidenced by the incredible writings since The Rod.
And our hope, of course, is that which was equally evidenced by Elijah, insomuch that he was praying with his head between his knees, then he girded up his loins. The next level of that ever-increasing water after the feet was likewise to the knees; and what that will mean and when it will take place, we do not know at this time. Next Elijah girded up his loins, and that was the next level marked by the ever-increasing water. The measurements were marked out every “thousand cubits.” And what might this mean today? Obviously it is not 1,000 year increments. Any number elevated to the thousands speaks prophetically of the kingdom; and it seems evident that as the Bride’s kingdom rights and authority ever increase, so the level of the latter rain will increase. As we ever increase in heavenly authority, the water of the Spirit will increase in depth.
One thing for certain – the fourth dimension of time will unfold both the answers to our questions and the provision. Thus we take hope that the latter rain will ever increase: over the feet, to the knees, to the loins, and then deep enough in which to swim, water that cannot be forded. From there it becomes “two rivers” (lit. of Ezekiel 47:9), or the two Remnant, and heals the sea of death. But until that glorious day, we for now take great hope in the little cloud as small as a man’s palm that has come out of the sea, out of Christianity. It is a promised and noteworthy and long awaited beginning, even as it was for Elijah, signaling that it is time for the all-important ninth part!
Yahweh knows how all of this is going to unfold, and we are but mere men; but there are some modern-day parables that do encourage us. I confess, they are seemingly foolish; but we do know that He says He uses the foolish to shame the wise.
There are two movies and a dream that are encouraging at this time. The movies are the incredibly prophetic, The Matrix, and another that I am almost ashamed to mention; but nonetheless, the message is most encouraging. It is called Kung Fu Hustle.
Time will tell, but actually this latter movie may have been used to speak some things that lead to some very important fulfillments. We cannot go into all of this at this time, but in this movie the killer of all killers, who is simply called “the Beast,” is defeated by the main character, Sing, by fulfilling the long lost Buddhist Palm that falls from heaven. Throughout most of the movie, Sing is a veritable failure; that is, until the Beast totally mauls him for feebly raising his hand against him. But as the landlord later notes – “Who knew the Beast could clear the chi (life) flow and thus unleash the boy’s true potential?” There is a great amount of encouraging truth in this statement per Satan’s destructive works that, in the end, release the chi/life flow. And it is not without relevance that the Greek letter, X, that represents Yahshua, is the letter “chi”! This is indeed the hope and the promise we received at the Tabernacles Pentecost intercession where Yahweh continually evidenced His X, His “chi,” His life!
After Sing is mauled by the Beast, he is bound in rags that give the appearance of being in a cocoon. In like testimony of that which is taking place with Sing, a monarch butterfly completes its own metamorphosis and comes out of its cocoon. When the transformation is complete, Sing comes out of his cocoon and proceeds to complete the work he so feebly attempted before, defeating the Beast with the long lost Palm that falls from heaven and initiating the hope of world peace (a hope he received as a boy). And we note here as well that the lion’s roar, evidenced in the strong messenger, equally preceded Sing’s metamorphosis.
This is the identical testimony seen in The Matrix. That which takes place in Neo over time is likewise effected by the man, Morpheus, or meta-Morphous. When Neo comes out of his cocoon of death by a kiss from Trinity, he too defeats “the Beast” by equally holding up his palm to stop the bullets. And the resulting descriptive phrases per both Sing and Neo are identical when they are each revealed – “He is the one!”
But that which we want to note here, relating it back to that which Elijah awaited, is that in all three testimonies the same truth is evidenced – the coming of the long lost and much awaited palm that defeats the enemy, the Beast! This is the palm Yahweh began to established in 2001 when an angel came to pray for us, and it continues through 2006 – the strong messenger!
All of this is made far more relevant and meaningful to this man insomuch that, even before the Bride, Yahweh gave me a dream wherein, after my own metamorphosis, on two occasions in it I held out my palms, just like we see evidenced in these other testimonies. At one point in the dream I held out both hands, extending the palms, so as to close several vast iron doors that locked the demons in, their sounds being like clanging and rattling chains. On the second occasion, I once again extended my palms out before me as I went down into a dark cave. As I passed through it, on my right were people frozen in action stances as gray stone-like statues, and they were touching my right arm and palm and coming alive, coming out of their frozen statue state. At the end of the cave was a bright light, and there was a platform with the original apostles standing on it. I proceeded to the platform and took my place on the back corner. Therefore, the testimony of the palm is personally very hope-filled. Again, palms speak of works, works that give us authority over Satan and death.
And let us briefly pause here and further address something previously noted. You will recall that Yahweh brought from under the threshold of the temple the water of His Spirit in 1994 when the Holy Spirit came upon me, and then ten years later it passed under the eastern gate into the Millennial reign in 2004. Actually, the conclusion of the 120 Jubilees that signaled the latter rain was in 1993, and one would have expected that rain to have begun then. It seems striking that ten years later in 2003 the test of Carmel ended for Christianity, and they likewise should have ascended alive, but that too was unfulfilled. And going forward to 1996, Yahweh took this man to Georgia to experience a Jonah intercession. This was the year in which Yahweh added seventy-six years and had mercy (Cursed Time and Blessed Time, 1920 and 1996). Now ten years later in 2006, we are in the final year of the strong messenger work. It is our hope that in this year Yahweh will equally attest to that mercy and a metamorphosis will take place, a much needed metamorphosis! (Per this ten-year cycle, you will recall that Yahweh reversed time “ten steps” as a testimony to Hezekiah that He would heal him – 2 Kings 20:1-11.)
Continuing in this matter concerning the palm, let us now examine something else regarding this Tabernacles Pentecost intercession on the evening of the 26th that is of utmost importance to address. It has often been noted here that intercession brings authority and insight/understanding. When Yahweh took us through the intercession wherein I was led through the laver and to the altar, this identification has brought some very interesting and revealing insight and critical authority.
While lying on the floor and through my tears establishing a laver, I realized that the altar whereupon I would lift my hands to Yahweh as a living sacrifice, was a type of ascending alive into heaven. In fact, it is the same as Elijah’s altar on Mount Carmel. In each case, the smoke ascending to Yahweh attests to this ascension (Judges 13:20, 6:21, as well as the burnt offerings).
We thus see in the tabernacle and in the two temples some amazing truth, particularly regarding the court and the furniture in it. Given that the furniture in the court was two pieces – the laver and the altar – we see the following. Consider each point here very carefully.
So how is it that we can enter into the heavenly? There is only one way – to ascend alive, attested to by the altar that stands at the entrance to the tabernacle.
We have seen that Christianity is the holy place, and the Remnant is the holy of holies. So have Christians entered into the heavenly holy place? Absolutely not! Instead of entering into that place, they have died and gone to the dust, to the sea. The shortfall of Christians is that they have never been able to get onto the altar. This (unknowingly) is why I told Kyle that I could not go to the altar without faith. This is precisely the problem that Christians have had for 2,000 years. As written in Hebrews 3:16-4:11, they have come short because they too have not had the faith to go to the altar and ascend alive. This they had to have done so by Tabernacles, 2003, and they came short – they failed!
So what has been lacking for them? The same thing that had to be added to my own lack of faith – they did not have an Elijah who would teach them and urge them and lead them on, preparing the way for them! Kyle was the Elijah who has laid down his life for me and thus had the authority to bring me to the place where I had to be; otherwise I would not have been able to go to the altar so as to enter into the tabernacle. And this is precisely where we are today. This man is the Elijah to the Bride, and it is by the palm branch work that Yahweh is doing in and through me and by laying my life down for the Bride, that the Bride will enter into the place of the One who has gone before us – the X – and be able to ascend alive, entering into the tabernacle made without hands. It was thus at my intercessoral entrance into that place, that I next called all the others to come in with me, each of them passing through the threshold of tears and the oil that was laid down before them.
On the other hand, Christianity is as revealed in the sons of Israel. Like the sons of Israel, they came to the place of entering into the holy place which is theirs; but since they could not ascend alive, the “holy place” they built for the next 2,000 years has been of this earth and must be torn down (evidenced by their earthly bodies being torn down – dying), even as all the tabernacles and temples of this earth have each been torn down.
Do you see this? The only way to enter into the true tabernacle is by ascending alive – the brazen altar. This means that nothing that Christianity has built is acceptable to Yahweh (it is of this earth) and has to be torn down. And furthermore, as we learned in the intercession, the only way that anyone will be able to enter into that heavenly temple is to be given faith by the Elijah. Elijah truly prepares the way for the Bride to ascend alive.
Since Christians have never been able to enter into the tabernacle above, in truth their work has been relegated solely to the wilderness, which we have seen is the court (Shelah and Clay of Spittle, page 4). When we look at a replica of the tabernacle, we get the impression that all that is needed to go into the holy place is to simply walk past the burning altar and the laver. But this is misleading. Here the natural cannot tell the entire story. It takes far more than just walking past the altar and saying that it is Yahshua. That altar represents an entrance into a tabernacle that is above, and the only way to enter into it is the same way that Yahshua did so – by ascending alive! One cannot enter into that heavenly place by remaining on this earth. They must ascend alive! We do not enter the tabernacle by passing through, but by passing upward!
This is the tabernacle into which Yahshua entered, and is the tabernacle we must enter, and by the same means – by ascending upwards. Concerning this tabernacle and the equal way of our entrance, we read – “But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; … He entered the holy place (holy of holies) once for all, having obtained eternal redemption” (Hebrews 9:11-12). Christians have never entered into this tabernacle, any more than He entered it by death. Death took Him to the grave, even as it has taken Christians for 2,000 years. The Bride will not follow in this way, but will be in the first resurrection and follow Him in the way wherein He entered into the “greater and more perfect tabernacle” – by ascending alive!
Having said this, there is one slight exception – having the power of rumination, as Yahweh has given this man. This is not something that Christians have had the power to effect; but evidenced by all that Yahweh has shown this man, there is no other way to explain this than that He has given me the power to ascend and descend, while staying in this earthly body. Of course this alone is not sufficient, for it too must lead to the true and complete fulfillment of bodily ascending alive. But in order to do this, even as Yahshua had to precede us and prepare the way, so He has had to give a man truth that will in the same manner prepare the way – the Elijah work.
What is the Elijah work? As it is written in Philippians 2:17, it is “being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of (others) faith.” The Holy Spirit asked me one day in the 70’s after reading this passage – “What kind of testimony would you be to your father if everything was going perfect in your life?” “Not that much,” was my reply. My father was not following Yahshua at the time. Then He told me – “You have suffered financial difficulties for the sake of your father’s faith.” Two days later my father went to church with us, and when the pastor tried to close the service after an altar call, he suddenly lost his voice and motioned to the organist to continue playing, and at that extended time my father went to the front altar. Afterward he told me that he did not even consider going down, but all of a sudden found his feet carrying him down there. From then on his life changed. My father borrowed from the faith that was afforded by another; and I trust that this happened in my life as a testimony that the Bride will equally miraculously get to that exceedingly more important altar.
Again, the reason that man has never ascended alive is because there has never been an Elijah. Elijah is the catalyst that makes ascension possible.
As written in the section titled, “The Legal Rights to Ascend Alive,” Trumpets, 2005, we see that the specific purpose of a Tabernacles Pentecost is to gain the legal rights to ascend alive. It is incredibly significant, though not fully realizing it at the time, that at this first ever Tabernacles Pentecost, we were led through this specific intercession that took this man to the very place that represents this ascension! As an intercessor, we gained the rights to ascend alive. We walked it out in the natural, and it will be fulfilled in the spiritual. Not only did this intercession give us understanding, but it has given us authority as well.
You may look at this and say – But the court furniture of the laver and the altar as recorded in Exodus, is not in the order that you walked out, but in the reverse. This is indeed true. But the wording of this order in Exodus is most interesting. First we read in Exodus 40:6 – “You shall set the altar of burnt offering in front of the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.” Reading this, one would suspect that it is in fact the altar that is in front of the doorway to the tabernacle as we have so addressed here; but in the next verse we read – “You shall set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it.”
But let us ask – Is the furniture in the tabernacle and in the court, or even the tabernacle itself, a fixed unchangeable order? No, not any more than the tribes of Israel were a fixed unchanging order, for they too changed numerous times. For example, when the writer of Hebrews described the tabernacle, the altar of incense was moved into the holy of holies with the ark of the covenant (Hebrews 9:3-4). Why, because Yahweh has taken the interceding first Remnant out of the holy place of Christianity, and moved it into the Remnant holy of holies. Keep in mind that the tabernacle in the wilderness represented the governmental order during the breach/wilderness period of Christianity.
Furthermore in Hebrews 9, verse 8 adds even more change, and not just to the furniture, as we see here, but to the tabernacle itself – “The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the way into the holy of holies has not yet been disclosed while the first (the holy place) is still standing, which is a parable of the present time.” Here we see that the holy place (Christianity), “the first,” must be removed in order to make way for entry into the holy of holies (the Remnant Bride). Thus we see that most certainly the laver and the altar can be reversed, when in fact the holy of holies and the holy place are reversed – the first to be last, and the last to be first.
This is indeed a dramatic and unsuspected change, but not entirely new either; for in the time of David, that holy place was equally removed and the ark of the covenant was likewise made wholly accessible. The entire tent of meeting that Moses had made, including the altar, was at Gibeon, while the ark was in a tent in Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 1:3-6). The very fact that the altar was not with the ark of the covenant speaks volumes, confirming what we have been noting – that the altar brings one into the tabernacle above where His presence abides. Therefore, there is no need for the testimony of ascending alive, when one is in the abiding Presence of the ark. It would be like having an elevator that goes “up,” when you live on the penthouse. You’re already there!
Furthermore in similar regard, though all creation attests that the male receives the glory, and when Scripture tells us that the man is the glory of Yahweh, He equally reverses the order and gives the long hair glory to the woman; wherein He explained to me one day that, per this testimony, He would not give His glory to the masculine body of Christ, but would give it to the Bride. This too is once again a totally unexpected change – the first being last, and the last being first.
And back to the temple, David and his men ate the consecrated bread of the Presence which was removed from before Yahweh (1 Samuel 21:3-6). And Solomon added considerable furniture to the temple, changing it around as well, including equally moving the laver (more on this). But most noteworthy and revealing was the change in the temple Ezekiel was shown.
In Ezekiel 40-48 we read about the temple that is commonly called the “Millennial Temple,” which is quite obviously a very significant and timely testimony for us today. You will notice one striking thing about this temple – while there is once again the altar, there is no laver per se. Actually though, there is a laver, only it appears in an entirely different fashion, one that wholly relates to the intercession Yahweh took us through on the evening of December 26.
You will recall that Yahweh cast me to the floor at the entrance to the area that we could call the court, insomuch that it contained the altar and the laver; only now the laver is moved to the entrance and the altar remains where it has been at the doorway of the tabernacle. And it is interesting and obviously quite significant to note that while the laver is indeed moved about in the court, the altar never loses its place at the doorway of the tabernacle! There is only one way into the true tabernacle – to ascend alive.
Of course the element contained in the laver was water, and as we saw in the intercession, this water is formed by many tears. As you will see though, the laver looks to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit; but there can be no question that our tears are directly related to rain drops. All creation groans and travails for the revelation of the Sons of God, and the latter rain is but an accumulation of those tears and sending them down to man for his gain, for his good, and for his benefit.
In Psalm 56:8 we read – “You have taken account of my wanderings; put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?” But even more wonderfully, in 2 Kings 20:5-6 we read further concerning Hezekiah, for whom Yahweh reversed time “ten steps” – “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of Yahweh.” This is now the third day, and it is indeed time for Yahweh to repent of the evil which has been planned for us and take us up to His house. Or as it is written in Hosea 6:2 – “He will raise us up on the third day, that we may live before Him.”
In the tabernacle, the laver was a relatively small vessel of unknown dimensions and shape containing water for cleansing the hands and the feet of the priests (Exodus 30:18-21). In Solomon’s temple, the sea was deep enough in which to swim, being about fifteen feet wide and over seven feet deep. It held nearly 12,000 gallons of water, or the volume of 1⅓ eighteen-wheeler tankers, and weighed almost 90 tons. In the Millennial temple, very significantly, the water is no longer contained in one vessel, but rather the laver/sea becomes a river, beginning as a trickle and ever increasing until it cannot be forded! Let us now see this.
The trickle that is over the feet looks to the laver wherein the feet and hands were washed. Exodus 30:21 tells us that the purpose of this for the priest was “that they will not die.” Of course this is precisely what the latter rain is all about – that we will not die, but ascend alive. The water that is over the feet restores our kingdom rights so that we will not die.
But the latter rain water that comes from the Millennial temple must and will go to the sea, precisely the name of Solomon’s vast vessel, and are both in fact the same Hebrew word – “yam.” Why was it called the “sea”? Because it represents the latter rain that begins as a trickle and increases until it is deep enough in which to swim, which Solomon’s sea certainly afforded, and goes to the sea.
While this alone is extraordinarily compelling and revealing, how else do we know that this river that flows out from under the eastern gate is the fulfillment of the laver/sea? First, because it is the only water that is associated with the Millennial temple, taking the place of the laver/sea. Furthermore, in Ezekiel 47:1-2 we read that the water that flowed under the eastern gate had its origin “from under the threshold of the house toward the east, … flowing down from under, from the right side of the house, from south of the altar.” What else took this specific position?
In Solomon’s temple, the piece of furniture that replaced the laver was the sea. Of course this is the item that, via a clear contradiction in its volume, attests to the 2,000 years that Christianity receive and the 3,000 years that the Remnant Bride receive (Return of the Raven, page 4). We find that the sea is likewise located “on the right side of the house toward the southeast” (2 Chronicles 4:10). This location description is in relation to Solomon’s temple, while the point in which the water comes out in the Millennial temple is described in relation to the altar. When you take into consideration the eastern location of the altar in the Millennial temple, then the water that comes out south of it comes out at the very location of Solomon’s sea – southeast of the temple. They were both identically located.
Furthermore, Solomon’s sea is identified as being located – “on the right side of the house.” Likewise, in the Millennial temple the water is said to be “trickling from the right side of the house.” These similarities are inescapable! Added to this that the water that flowed under the eastern gate also flowed “from the right side,” there is no question that the water that came from the Millennial temple “south of the altar,” is the laver/sea that is no longer bound to one location, but has become a life-giving river – the latter rain! Of course we have already noted this to be the case per the right foot of the strong messenger as well, it too marking the beginning of the latter rain.
And finally, one can already see in both of these cases that the sea is no longer located between the altar and the tabernacle either, but has moved to a location south of it, or one could say beside it.
So how does all of this relate to our December 26 intercession? First, the testimony of the laver was moved, not only from the place between the altar and the tabernacle, but to the opening of the court, even to the threshold. I laid essentially on the threshold of the court, laying down a laver that attests to that river that flows as a trickle “from under the threshold.”
In the Scriptures, there are many testimonies related to the threshold, one of which seems especially noteworthy here – the Levite’s concubine died with her hands on the threshold, and from there was taken home and sent out in twelve pieces. This was addressed in Sending out the Twelve. Also, both of Dagon’s palms (2,000 years of Christianity’s works) and his head (Satan) were cut off on the threshold (1 Samuel 5:4), speaking of the end of the period of Dagon Christianity. (Compare this to Jezebel – 2 Kings 9:33-35.) Jeroboam’s son died when his wife entered the threshold of the house, even though the prophet, Ahijah, said that he would die when her feet entered the city (1 Kings 14:12-17). (This man has waited for the fulfillment of an equally delayed promise per Christianity.) The glory of God went up from a cherub “to the threshold of the temple,” and He called to a man dressed in linen who had a writing case and stood by the bronze altar – “Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst” (Ezekiel 9:1-4). In Ezekiel 10:4 and 18 we see once again the glory of Yahweh descending and ascending from the threshold. In fact, the word “threshold(s)” is used fourteen times in Ezekiel, half of its total usage in the entire Scriptures. The “foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the temple was filling with smoke” (Isaiah 6:4).
One of the things about the Bride that is so exciting is that we are willing to ask the hard and often ignored questions. Here we find our greatest truth and our greatest encouragement and assurance. For example, we know that the latter rain is prophesied in the Millennial temple as the water that comes from the location of Solomon’s sea and flows out under the eastern gate. Obviously then, this testimony is extremely important! This being the case, then we should ask the question as to why Ezekiel was “brought out (of the temple area) by way of the north gate and led … around on the outside to the outer gate by way of the gate that faces east.” Also, if this is the latter rain and it begins to flow in the Millennial reign when it passes under the eastern gate, then we need to know why the gate was closed and why the water had to flow under it and what this means.
Concerning why the eastern gate was closed, necessitating that Ezekiel be led around through the north gate, we read four chapters earlier in Ezekiel 43:4 that “the glory of Yahweh came into the house by the way of the gate facing toward the east.” In verse 7 Yahweh declares – “this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell among the sons of Israel forever.”
When Yahshua, the Messiah, came the first time and the soles of His feet were among men and He dwelled among them, did He set up His throne forever? No, they killed Him, and He returned to heaven and has been there for 2,000 years. In Ezekiel 44:1-2 we then read concerning this gate that brought Yahshua here the first time:
Then He brought me back by the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces the east; and it was shut. Yahweh said to me, "This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it, for Yahweh God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut.”
In Bride book Song of Solomon 8:8-10 we read a clear testimony regarding the two Remnant – the two sisters. The first sister had “no breasts.” As a testimony of the first Remnant, she did not come to maturity per the kingdom, the milk. It was also declared regarding her:
“What shall we do for our sister
On the day when she is spoken for?
If she is a wall,
We shall build on her a battlement of silver;
But if she is a door,
We shall barricade her with planks of cedar.”
Just as the eastern gate was shut and it could not be opened, we see the identical testimony per the little sister. Why? Because they both speak of the same thing – that the coming of Yahshua would be blocked, insomuch that He came the first time and was rejected and man has defiled His sanctuary, by the Jews, but more so by Christians.
Therefore, when the time of the Millennial reign came, the sabbath rest, did Yahshua come? Absolutely not! Why? Because the eastern gate is closed! And it would remain closed for another 1,000 years when He would undoubtedly return in wrath, even as we read in Jeremiah and Revelation (A Fresh Look At End Times). But, He must have mercy on man and cut those days short to 2,000 years. Thus we see – as in the edict by King Ahasuerus in Esther, Yahweh has decreed a solemn edict that will result in the destruction of His people. What then is He to do? In His anger He has ordered that the gate remain closed. How is He to solve the legal problem? As with Esther, He uses an Esther and Mordecai to make another decree that will offset the former.
Another noteworthy and revealing account per this manner of coping with a hard edict is found in Judges 21. Here the few surviving sons of Benjamin, who in retribution were almost decimated by the other tribes, in order to prevent extinction were told to “go and lie in wait in the vineyards” and when “the daughters of Shiloh (came) out to take part in the dances,” they were each to go out and catch a wife and take her back to the land of Benjamin. By doing this, the tribe of Benjamin was preserved, and the people of Shiloh were not guilty of giving their daughters to them (which would have meant their own judgment). This was Yahweh’s way of having mercy, yet still keeping the law.
So where are we today? We are in the Shiloh/Shelah Millennial period of the church. We cannot go into what all this might mean, but it is most noteworthy that the 600 surviving Benjamites received 400 wives in one fashion per the law, and 200 from Shiloh. It is significant to note that this is the way mankind has been divided thus far – 4,000 years of mankind and the sons of Abraham, and 2,000 years of Christianity. Yahweh will have mercy on these 6,000 years as well, and He will afford a way for them to survive His wrath that He has had, and will do so in a most unusual way, but certainly legally. It is interesting that Christianity gets its wives from the Shiloh Millennial period, whereas the other 4,000 years receive theirs in another way. Now back to our matter at hand.
While it is decreed that the eastern gate be closed and the Son of God cannot return, in order for Him to come early, Yahweh has to effect a like legal alternate decree/work. This He does by sending His Spirit and establishing a man and a work that is represented in the water that comes out from under the threshold of the temple, using him/it to prepare the way through that gate. While Yahshua cannot come through that gate as it is (for the people are corrupt [Ezekiel 43:6-9] and He would have to judge them in wrath), Yahweh performs a work that will indeed prepare the way for His return through it – the obedient people formed by the latter rain. Thus, the latter rain is in every way the Mordecai decree that reverses the sentence of death on the church, allowing us to do something about the problem. It is Yahweh’s legal way of cutting short those three days (“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”), and making a way for Yahshua to come once again “before the time,” early, but this time for the good.
Do you see this? The gate was closed in the Millennial temple because it was not Yahshua’s time to return, so Yahweh had to send His latter rain under the closed gate (the edict) and form the work of the “obedient people” who will prepare His way. Even as this man was taken to a place where I could not go via an Elijah (Kyle), so the Elijah Bride will bring Yahshua to a place where it is not yet His time. This is the Mary who when Yahshua declares – “Woman, what have I to do with you? My hour has not yet come.” – replies to the servants – “Whatever He says to you, do it.” Of course, though it was not yet His time, He did indeed turn the water into wine (John 2:1-11), which we desperately need today!
Why do we keep persevering in the Bride? Because we are at a critical place in the church, in mankind, and we have to persevere to effect that which is actually before the time. All we have had up to now is a trickle, and it has passed under the eastern gate, but at least we have had the trickle! And we do have hope!
So why then did Ezekiel have to go out the north gate and around to the east? We have already seen why the eastern gate was closed, and there was no passage through it. And we have seen that by going to the place where the water comes from under the gate on the right, that it marked the beginning of the Millennial reign. And we know that that water will, in measures of depth and authority, ever increase in the Millennium until the sea of death is healed. What then does the north gate speak of?
First, in Ezekiel 8:3-6 the north gate in Jerusalem is “where the seat of the idol of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy, was located.” This is very consistent with Isaiah 14:13-16 where we read concerning Satan and his desires – “I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north.” Also, in Daniel 11:16 we read that the “king of the north” stays in the “Beautiful land (the church), with destruction in his hand.”
So how could this gate that speaks of evil be used for good in making passage to the ever-increasing latter rain? In 2004, when the Millennial reign began, the Bride passed through the north gate. How did we do that? Kyle had rejected me in 2002, and when we came back together in 2004 he considered me to be his enemy. In fact prior to that we had met for lunch, and he did so with the understanding that it was as written in Psalm 23:5 – “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” And quite appropriately, Ezekiel 40:35-43 tells us that at the north gate were the “tables” used for slaughtering the sacrifices.
When we got together for Passover in 2004, Kyle came to me as a Satan. He had rejected me for two years (an intercessoral 2,000 years). Even when we got together at Atonement later that year, we were able to carry out that all-important contract because of Kyle’s intercessoral place as Satan. All of this was critical, because for 2,000 years Satan had the rights to the office of the twelfth apostle. So, for the Bride to get out of the temple area and around to the water that flows under the eastern gate, in 2004 we had to go through the gate where Satan is identified and gain his place and legal authority. (Plus I had to go to New York during this time, as well as fight my wife in court – a very difficult place!) By passing through this north gate where Satan’s authority resided, we gained the passage to the eastern gate in the Millennial period so as to be able to prepare the way for Yahshua’s return.
In the “Addendum” of He Was Jealous With My Jealousy, we saw that Judas occupied the role of Elijah when he baptized Yahshua into death. When Judas killed himself, that role as the Elijah went to the one to whom it was promised – the devil (John 6:70) – who ever since used his office to baptize the body of Christ into death. Satan had the authority of that office, and was the only apostle remaining to exercise that authority over the church. In the Millennial reign, Satan’s time is legally finished; therefore, it was critical that we pass through the north gate to obtain that authority. And such we did per the contract on Atonement, September 25, 2004 – the “Legal Transfer of the Office of the Twelfth Apostle.”
It is most striking and fitting to also note at this closing, that throughout this account in Ezekiel 40-48, including Ezekiel being led out the north gate to the east, he too had his “Elijah,” a messenger, to lead him. Thus we see once again that the Millennial temple is a clear testimony of today – walking with and being led and taught by an Elijah who affords the essential faith to go to the altar.
In Hebrews 9:8 we read – “The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the way into the holy of holies has not yet been disclosed, while the first (the holy place) is still standing, which is a parable of the present time.” That is what this writing is all about. Christianity is now finished, and “the way into the holy of holies” is not only being disclosed, but authority is being gained to enter into it. Elijah is preparing the way, and it is through the altar. That muddy Mississippi must give way to the trickle that flows from under the threshold and under the eastern gate. The “cloud as small as a man’s palm” has come up from the sea.
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