Thursday, April 04, 2013

Part 1 - To Number Our Days Aright - 3 Things and Then a 4th

To number our days aright let [us] know, And we bring the heart to wisdom. ~ Psalm 90:12 YLT

In this post, I'm going to offer some scriptural examples of the pattern the Lord revealed to me in 2008. In each case, further study of the extended context at the Lord's leading will provide added insight into our time.

Having knowledge of the time when Y'shua comes is going to be critical, and few will know because that is carefully guarded. When I blog about the times and seasons reference is usually made to Beyond the Veil, where documentation may be found. It's a remarkable thing that the dates and descriptions of events can be put right out in the open, but it might as well be written in disappearing ink or in some arcane language for all the good it does most folks. It's like having a key to the treasure chest, but most don't want the real treasure badly enough. The vast majority are deceived and content with what they have, despite claims to the contrary. If folks had any idea what's really at stake, every effort would be made now to qualify for the prize! I'm not writing this way for drama's sake but because it's true and it must be declared. The wisdom in why the Lord guards what He does is granted as it becomes evident just how He does so.

For those of you who feel the conviction, the following particularly address matters of qualification.

I just wrote about what's coming in two years time, which is very nearly an exact span. See The Bridegroom and Bride - Two Years and Counting. I have such confidence to write this, even being acutely aware I'm going to be held accountable for these words, because the Lord has been working with me in these matters for a long time now, and I've seen confirmation of the work develop in more and more familiar ways.

For context, here's a succinct description of how what I know about the chronology of the end times has been revealed to me.

  1. A celestial sign was given, following the precedent set at the 1st advent.
  2. A few key events were revealed with their timing identified by positioning within a single week of years.
  3. That week's relation to the celestial sign was revealed through forms of a simple pattern.

The celestial sign was coded in Jacob's deathbed prophecy to Judah in the 49th chapter of Genesis and fulfilled in 1991. Crucial events appointed for the target biblical Shemittah match to where the exodus occurred on the millennial week template, in the middle of the third “day.” The target Shemittah is identified by a simple count from the celestial sign, the fourth in sequence. I learned about the celestial sign first, in May of 1991. What I learned about the key events followed, which unfolding over the next several years. It wasn't until 2008 that I received the essential insight that links the other pieces of the puzzle together, how that, following the sign of 1991, three Shemittah would pass before the anticipated one would arrive. That was revealed to me through John 13, on a notable anniversary of the sign to the Bride.

36 Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, where are You going?" Jesus answered, "Where I go, you cannot follow Me now; but you will follow later." 37 Peter said to Him, "Lord, why can I not follow You right now? I will lay down my life for You." 38 Jesus answered, "Will you lay down your life for Me? Truly, truly, I say to you, a rooster will not crow until you deny Me three times. ~ John 13:36-38

I've already documented the celestial sign and the exodus sequence of events, but beyond the occasional notation of evidence perceived in the Adversary's domain of signage, nothing has been published to confirm the pattern of John 13:38 until now. Many kinds of patterns appear in the Bible, and what might be meant by them is only really known by revelation because the Lord conceals and reveals the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I believe the following examples convey what the Lord revealed to me from John 13. Three things of one kind are followed in sequence by a fourth thing that is related, but yet, is distinctly different. What is not brought fourth in the three manifests in the fourth.

The first example comes from the gospels, a parable that has had a very instrumental role for me. It's called the parable of the sower and the seed but is perhaps better called the parable of the soils. The version from Luke 8 is featured in the study titled, Keys to Developing a Hearing Ear - Part I: The Key Parable. It really is a key parable!

5 “The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled under foot and the birds of the air ate it up. 6 Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. 7 Other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it out. 8 Other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great.” ~ Luke 8:5-8

Three situations are described where the seed was sown but no crop resulted. With the fourth came a great crop!

Another level of insight is provided as versions of this parable appear in Matthew 13, Mark 4 and Luke 8, but not in the fourth Gospel of John, which seems to imply that this lesson is no longer necessary in the fourth season because it has been learned.

The next example is one that I was given to relate to the parable of the soils way back when I wrote about it in Keys to Developing a Hearing Ear.

8 So the Lord called Samuel again for the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli discerned that the Lord was calling the boy. 9 And Eli said to Samuel, “Go lie down, and it shall be if He calls you, that you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 10 Then the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for Your servant is listening.” ~ 1 Samuel 3:3-10

After Samuel hears the Lord call his name and responds all three times as if it were Eli who had called him, Eli discerns the matter, and Samuel learns to recognize the Lord. In this awesome prophetic scenario, Samuel represents the 144k sons of Israel. His name means, “His name is of God,” and “Heard of God.” Because I am acutely aware of how Romans 11:15 will be fulfilled first in this people as interacting with the Bride (as pictured so dramatically in John 21), this scenario really speaks to me about the time factor. I had for so long failed to perceive how that amazing account in 1 Samuel 3 concealed and revealed one of the keys to when they would hear and recognize our Lord!

If the Lord is bearing witness to that, you may rejoice with me in a reading of Psalm 115, which, according to the principle popularized by the late J. R. Church (and confirmed the celestial sign of 1991), is a prophecy about 2015. OK. OK. I'll stop dancing and praising Y'shua, but not just yet. OK. Oh, yeah, the Lord is so good to us!

In 2 Kings 2, the pattern of interest is revealed in the structure of a peculiar scene's activity. On the day when Elijah is about to be taken up by a whirlwind to heaven, he and Elisha travel around from place to place in an awesome prophetic scenario where Elisha is engaging with Elijah as the 144,000 sons of Israel with the Bride! The notable events happen in the fourth place that is different from the three before it.

Their conversations and activities mark off for us these four settings very distinctly. We follow Elijah and Elisha from Gilgal to Bethel then Jericho, which are three towns. Then they go to a river, the Jordan. Again, three things and then a fourth, different. There, Elijah is taken up and Elisha receives Elijah's mantle, and the double portion of the spirit he had requested!

[At Gilgal (1)] 1 And it came about when the Lord was about to take up Elijah by a whirlwind to heaven, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here please, for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.”
[At Bethel (2)] So they went down to Bethel. 3 Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?” And he said, “Yes, I know; be still.” 4 Elijah said to him, “Elisha, please stay here, for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.”
[At Jericho (3)] So they came to Jericho. 5 The sons of the prophets who were at Jericho approached Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?” And he answered, “Yes, I know; be still.” 6 Then Elijah said to him, “Please stay here, for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” And he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on.
[At the Jordan (4)] 7 Now fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood opposite them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan. 8 Elijah took his mantle and folded it together and struck the waters, and they were divided here and there, so that the two of them crossed over on dry ground. 9 When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.” 10 He said, “You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so.” 11 As they were going along and talking, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven. 12 Elisha saw it and cried out, “My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” And he saw Elijah no more. Then he took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces. 13 He also took up the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and returned and stood by the bank of the Jordan. 14 He took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and struck the waters and said, “Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the waters, they were divided here and there; and Elisha crossed over. ~ 2 Kings 2:1-14

The Elisha people are a special witness to the Elijah whirlwind Bride Theft. They receive Elijah's mantle and the double portion anointing. It's John 21 again, and John 13 and Genesis 45! These accounts are prophetic exhibits of the awesome fulfillment of the first of the Romans 11:15 interactions!

Because the journey begins in Gilgal, we're provided with a clue to where special attention should be given. “Gilgal” means, “a wheel, rolling.” The trip is indeed a rolling around like a wheel because the Jordan is behind them as they start out heading west towards Bethel. Going to Jericho takes them back towards the Jordan, and when they go from there to the Jordan they passed by Gilgal on their way eastward. Their circuitous route is highlighted by beginning this journey in the town whose name describes it. Even more attention is given to the route by noting how Elisha retraces the path, returning from the Jordan to Jericho, then to Bethel, before traveling over a considerable distance to Mount Carmel then returning back again to Samaria, through which he might have passed on his way to Mount Carmel. Attention is carefully directed to the routes, where the river Jordan and the miraculous crossings are featured as the special fourth destination.

More to follow, Lord willing!

1 comment:

  1. On the topic of calling three times and not answering but the man who is calling then answering God's call on His fourth call.

    As I understand the blood moon it is a call from Lord to say repent now as I have given you this time/sign/appointment to repent.

    The four blood moons of 2014 and 2015 appear to be in full harmony with what the Lord showed you in John 13:36-38 and 1 Samuel 3:3-10.

    The blood moons seem like they will just miss falling on Passovers but be right on for Sukkot the days of supplication bowing down or kneeling down to the Lord before Him in prayer.