East Coast Trip and The Hope That Lies Before Us
Filed Under Christianity, End times, Latter rain, Prophecy
Photo: The Wright Brothers—first flight
The July 21 radio program, “East Coast Trip and the Days Before Us” at Remnant Bride Radio, is an excellent way to learn more about the matters addressed in this posting. I urge you to listen to the program if you have not already. On the other hand, some matters and revealing truths addressed here have not been covered in that program, and specific dates and events are indeed recorded here for your reference.
On June 18, I headed for Saginaw, Michigan, where I began teaching the next evening on June 19. Without planning this, the nineteenth was the fifteenth anniversary of when the Holy Spirit came upon me and began revealing these marvelous Bride truths. But also most encouraging was the fact that the night of my arrival, I was awakened with my tongue literally stuck to the roof of my mouth, and had to peel it loose. Why would this be so encouraging? Because from 1994 until that night I had longed for my tongue to be released and I could go out and teach these truths. Beginning in 1994, I was quite aware of the message of Ezekiel 3:25-27:
“As for you, son of man, they will put ropes on you and bind you with them so that you cannot go out among them. Moreover, I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be mute and cannot be a man who rebukes them, for they are a rebellious house. But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you will say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord Yahweh.’ He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.”
The next day I taught in this first-ever journey wherein I was sent out with the specific purpose to teach. My tongue was loosed and for a month I taught these truths from Michigan to Pennsylvania to New York to North Carolina and to Alabama.
There were several benefits to this journey. First, it strengthened the Bride. One person wrote me afterwards: “Your visit has been a life changing event for our entire family.” A couple wrote: It was wonderful having you here. … We both have loved having you available to answer our questions.” I am VERY grateful for these reports. I was also able to share these truths with others who have never heard them before.
Another great benefit was how these opportunities sharpened and focused these teachings. And yet another positive outcome is that I will soon begin video taping these teachings so that they can be watched by many more people and used as profitable teaching and learning tools for others. I will keep you informed about this.
In the two previous postings, I have already shared some of the things that Yahweh revealed during the trip. Let me share another revealing experience with you as well. This indeed gives hope for the future, as well as important understanding.
When teaching the pattern of the church found in Zechariah 4 where we see the first Remnant olive tree, followed by breach-Christianity’s seven-branched lampstand, then concluded by the second Remnant olive tree, I found myself very uncomfortable about noting that the first Remnant was a one-and-a-half-year work, while not addressing the duration of the second Remnant. What was the cause of this discomfort? Because we have seen that the second Remnant receives the remaining three and a half years of the covenant with the many, and if we receive a double portion in time, then that would be three years. So the question was pressed as to what happens to the other six months?
We have debated in the past as to whether John the Baptist used up these six months, but have concluded that he did not. John in fact clearly stated, “I am not [Elijah]” (John 1:21). But the question arises as to whether he foreshadowed a six-month period of the Elijah work that operates without power, as he experienced? “John performed no sign” (John 10:41).
This could well be the case, which would mean that even as Yahshua and the first Remnant operated with power for a year and a half, so the second Remnant with a double portion would then operate in power for three years. And as you will see, if this is indeed the case, then all that we have been seeing and passing through since Trumpets, October 16, 2008, as well as the timing of the subsequent feasts and the first resurrection, fit perfectly together. Let us consider this.
We will begin by recalling the course of events beginning at Trumpets, October 16, 2008. Of course all of these feast days are according to the New Millennial Calendar.
Following Trumpets, Atonement was on October 25, and Tabernacles was from October 30 through November 5. The Eighth Great Day was then November 6. From there we began the count to a Tabernacles Pentecost. (This feast addition is addressed at Hurricane Katrina and the Curse of 1920, page 4.) As set forth in Deuteronomy 16:9-10, the first hope was a count of forty-nine days and then the fiftieth. With nothing thereupon taking place, we next counted another forty-nine days according to Leviticus 23:15-16. Then Yahweh showed us the testimonies that a count of three forty-nine-day periods is even a higher dimension for a Pentecost. (Read “Tabernacles Pentecost—Still Hope” and “Foundational Testimony for Tabernacles Pentecost“.) That Pentecost was on April 3, 2009.
Then, as addressed at “Passover, 2009,” we saw the testimony of a Daniel 10:12-13 twenty-one-day delay, the completion thereof amazingly coinciding with Passover on April 25, 2009. And even then, as addressed at “Forty-three Days,” we saw the double testimony of a wait of three and forty, or even forty and three days, the latter taking one to the wedding at Cana. AND, it just so happened that that wedding date precisely coincided with my own fortieth wedding anniversary on June 6. And keep in mind, the unbroken nature of all of these intricately connected items has the effect of retaining all of the accumulating promises, going back to Trumpets.
Now, if you think this is lengthy, we are not finished yet. When Yahshua was erected on a cross, a legal consummation took place. He died, a spear entered into His side, and out came blood and water. Also, the temple veil was rent. But what we actually see taking place here is legal copulation. The veil is a testimony of the hymen that provides entrance into the womb, the holy of holies. Yahshua was the erected Rod, who rent the hymen/veil, and some fifty days later the shemen, the Hebrew word for “oil,” was given to the first Remnant on Pentecost. Again, Yahweh effected a marriage consummation.
So what does this have to do with the second Remnant today and this unbroken course of events since October 16? In Denver, Colorado, on June 6, we performed a wedding ceremony between the Elijah and the Bride. On June 7, 1969, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, I consummated my wedding with my natural bride. So, on June 7, 2009, we then had a consummation covenant in Colorado Springs. You can read about these at “June 6 & 7, 2009,” but what took place at the consummation covenant was nothing less than the complete covenant of Genesis 15 whereby a smoking oven and burning torch passed between the eight split covenant parts.
What we find effected here was a marriage consummation at the highest level. The consummation Yahshua effected was the male passing between the split covenant parts of the female. But by Yahweh’s fulfilling design, on June 7 He effected the higher-dimension consummation of the female and the male passing between the split covenant parts, attesting to the Millennial Reign passing between the two bronze mountains of Christianity (“Averting Yahweh’s Wrath“).
So what can we now hope for? If Yahweh reckons this June 7 marriage covenant as legally effectual, even as 2,000 years ago He reckoned that consummation ceremony legally effectual, then we will receive the shemen, just as was received then. But there will be one difference.
Yahweh has already taught us that the higher dimension count to a Pentecost is walking out three periods of forty-nine days for a total of 147 days—the three sabbaths of the first day, the fourth day, and the seventh day. In a minute we will see yet another confirming testimony to this extended count, but a count of 147 days from the consummation covenant on June 7 will take us to November 1, 2009. If this is indeed Yahweh’s effectual plan and work, this would mean that on November 2 we would see the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Let us consider this further. You recall that I was very uncomfortable about teaching that the second Remnant would receive a three-and-a-half-year ministry period with power. This would exceed the double portion of the year and a half that the first Remnant received. However, counting from Passover, April 25, 2009, if that first half-year period is like unto John the Baptist’s ministry period and does not have power, then Trumpets would mark the beginning of a three-year ministry period with power. Quite amazingly, Trumpets falls on November 5, just three days after the November 2 Pentecost. That would also mean that on Trumpets, three years later, on November 1, 2012, there would be the first resurrection and the second Remnant Bride would ascend alive to receive their immortal, incorruptible bodies.
Therefore, quite amazingly, first we see this entirely unbroken string of wonderful events and promises from Trumpets, 2008, to three days before Trumpets, 2009. Secondly, this all unfolds so as to afford walking out a legal six months of the covenant with the many in the order of John the Baptist that is without power, including an effectual marriage covenant attesting to a work of a higher dimension than that which was effected through Yahshua and the first Remnant Bride. And finally, this entire unbroken string with its consummating events works out precisely so that immediately following, there would be the double-portion three-year ministry period from Trumpets, 2009, to Trumpets, 2012. All of this works together like a well designed machine, and we will watch with hope and see what takes place in these upcoming days.
Even as this is being written, Yahweh showed me yet another highly revealing testimony regarding the count of three “fifties” to Pentecost. Remember, a count of three forty-nines to Pentecost is actually three fifties, with the first day of the next count stacked on the preceding fiftieth. See The Waltz of Life, page 2. Let us now consider this additional testimony.
There are MANY testimonies of the covenant pattern of the church, including Elijah and Elisha split by the chariot of fire and horses of fire. However, this specific pattern with its accompanying events evidence a great deal more revealing truth. In 2 Kings 2, Elijah smote the river Jordan with his mantle, and he and Elisha crossed into the land east of the Jordan. Then after their separation and Elijah’s ascension, Elisha equally smote the Jordan and entered back into the Promised Land west of it. What we find here are clear testimonies to the first Remnant and the second Remnant.
It is important to realize that the first Remnant essentially had the Promised Land with Yahshua’s reign. Following His resurrection, the Son of God was on this earth in an immortal body, which is what the Millennial Reign is. They indeed possessed a foretaste of the Millennial Reign. But, He left, the kingdom failed, and they essentially left/lost that land, evidenced by them having to leave Jerusalem. They, like Elijah, smote the Jordan and passed into the waiting period on its east side. It is here that we then see the testimony of the breach of Christianity that separates the two Remnant.
But with the completion of the breach, like Elisha, the second Remnant receives the mantle of Elijah and once again smites the Jordan so as to return to that which the first Remnant lost, entering into the Promised Land, the fulfillment of the Millennial Reign. This is where we should now be—preparing the way for Immanuel and His kingdom reign. And before we get to the thrust of this regarding the three counts of fifty, let us also note that the outcome of this reentrance is entirely different from that which is attested when the sons of Israel made the same crossing. When they crossed the Jordan, the walls of Jericho, the Bride, were destroyed. But, when Elisha crossed, the “evil” waters of Jericho were healed, and death and unfruitfulness from them came to an end.
What do we see here? Jericho is also called “the city of palm trees” (Deuteronomy 34:3, 2 Chronicles 28:15). It is in fact the Elijah, the rod. As Yahweh declared, everything in Jericho belonged to Him; it was holy to Him (Joshua 6:18-19, 7:1). But, could the first Remnant be the rod and bring forth Immanuel? Not at all. So what then was evidenced at the first Jericho? Like Zerah, they extended out their hand and received the scarlet thread—Rahab placed the scarlet thread in the window (Genesis 38:28-30, Joshua 2:18 and 21). But the fulfillment of that promised work is not until the second Remnant, attested to here by Elisha healing the evil waters of the city of palm trees so that they no longer produce death and unfruitfulness.
And what is testified as being the cause for this reversal? When Elijah and Elisha were split, like Manasseh and Ephraim they were also flipped. The double portion went to the latter, while the first attested to the Elijah and ascended alive. This is the flip of the two-part Remnant. Does this mean that the second Remnant will not ascend alive? No. What we see here is simply prophetic of the curse-reversing flip effected through the two Remnant. Yahweh’s prophetic testimonies here are wonderful, and most confirming and encouraging!
Now back to the matter of the count to Pentecost. You will notice in 2 Kings 2:7 that when Elijah and Elisha were about to pass through the Jordan, “fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood opposite them at a distance.” We see here by the number of these men that Yahweh is clearly providing the testimony of Pentecost (which simply means “fiftieth”). And, how many days transpired when the first Remnant received the former rain? As addressed at Tabernacles Pentecost, 2008, page 8, it was a fiftieth-day Pentecost former rain. Therefore, we see testified by these fifty men that the first Remnant received their Pentecost on day fifty.
So what then do we find testified for the second Remnant when Elisha crossed the Jordan, returning back into the Promised Land, the Millennial Reign? Again we find the fifty men, but with one important exception. In 2 Kings 2:16, those fifty men wanted to go and search for Elijah. Elisha relented to their insistence and they went to search for him. At this point, I was quite aware that if the number three was attested to in some way in that search, that it would provide confirming evidence that there will indeed be three counts of “fifty” to a latter-rain Pentecost; and this is precisely what we find! In verse 17 we next read: “They sent therefore fifty men; and they searched three days but did not find him.” Thus, in this latter-rain Jordan crossing, three fifties are indeed attested to—fifty men for three days! Again, this count would lead us to a release of Yahweh’s shemen on November 2, 2009.
I hope you understand how profound this entire testimony is. If not then I strongly urge you to reread and study it more carefully.
With all of this that has transpired since October 16, 2008, and considering my own state and the state of the Bride, there are two passages in Revelations that are very relevant. Both are found in the letter to the church at Philadelphia, which is prophetic of us, the second Remnant. In Revelations 3:8 we read:
“I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.”
It is all too real that we indeed are of little power. And without His power, as well as the open door which no one can shut, this work will never get done. Like Elisha, we cry out, “Where is Yahweh, the God of Elijah?” Yes, I do indeed believe that Yahweh has brought us through the Jordan and into the Millennial Reign. But, we have to have power so as to set us apart from the world and Christianity.
The second passage is from Revelations 3:10, which reads:
“Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”
Perseverance has indeed been a grace that Yahweh has given me for these fifteen years, and indeed a grace He has gratefully given the Bride for this period from Trumpets, 2008, leading up to Trumpets, 2009. And as it is equally written in James 1:4, may this “endurance have its perfect result, so that [we] may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” This we must have as well.
When I was in North Carolina, I went to Kitty Hawk with another Bride brother, where we visited the site where my distant cousins, the Wright brothers, became the first men to fly. In a letter from Wilbur dated May 13, 1900, he explained the affliction of his pursuit:
“For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man. My disease has increased in severity and I feel that it will soon cost me an increased amount of money, if not my life.”
I can fully relate to his sentiments. As I look at the blind and repulsive state of society, this nation, the church, and the world, and fully knowing that NONE of these have either the truth or the ability to solve the problems that are taking man and the kingdom to corruption and death, I have concluded that paying whatever the price, laying down my life, giving up everything, including my family, for the hope of the Bride, is worth it all. No one else has the truth. No one else has the answers. The Bride is the hope of all mankind, even for all generations; and this is my one hope, my one opportunity to see man changed for the good.
On June 7, 2009, a marriage covenant was effected whereupon we did what we knew to do, but Yahweh indeed performed the exceeding work. If He does reckon that covenant effectual, we should receive the Holy Spirit on November 2, 2009. When visiting Kill Devil Hill, there was a placard that had a quote from Orville Wright, who actually died the year I was born—1948. Here is what he said:
“Isn’t it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so that we could discover them!!”
These are PRECISELY my sentiments regarding Bride truth. In fact, this is the very thing I stated in 1994 during the time when the Holy Spirit came upon me. “How could man miss seeing these amazing truths for all this time?” And since 1994 they have evidenced themselves to be a seamless garment of truth, proven once again in this very writing.
When I read this quote from Orville, I got a piece of paper and wrote it down. His words were exceedingly relevant to the Bride. But, there was something else that caught my attention. Orville wrote this on June 7, 1903. Does this same date as the marriage covenant guarantee anything? Of course not. But my heart thrills when I see the hope that Yahweh will indeed confirm His Bride and give us the three years of the covenant with the many with power. May it be so!