Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Sign for the Bride - A Third Installment of the Revision

Many of us have way too much confidence in the reliability of the acclaimed teachers of the past and present, taking comfort in what's popular and familiar. We have been set-up for a great fall. The large numbers are going to fail to find the narrow gate. Belief in the widely accepted doctrines that are being promoted and maintained will assure it.

As with the previous post, this picks up where that left off. I'm still updating one of the core studies on This is going to reflect the expanded insight that has come more recently in this remarkable season. The revision may be found here, as The Sign for the Bride - Part 1. If I'm not responding to your email, please bear with me.
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Now, let's take a closer look at 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7, the cryptic secret companion to where apostasia is found. As we consider the text in a literal fashion with an eye to the changing positional relationships of unseen entities in the heavenly realm we'll find a substantial validation for the explanation I've been offering and more light being shed on the supernatural dynamic at the revealing of the lawless one. Let's keep our minds anchored and focused so they don't return to old habits and snap into auto-pilot mode to fly off to some remote location, to some foreign context. Let's keep what valuable lesson we've learned about context firmly in mind.
Here are a few versions of interest.

2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 (NASB): 6 And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.

2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 (KJV): 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 (YLT): 6 and now, what is keeping down ye have known, for his being revealed in his own time, 7 for the secret of the lawlessness doth already work, only he who is keeping down now [will hinder] -- till he may be out of the way,

2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 (Interlinear): 6 And now that which is restraining you know for to be revealed him in his time 7 the indeed mystery already is working of lawlessness only the restraining at present until out of midst he might be

A Greek word that appears in both verses 6 and 7 is being variously translated as “what restrains,” “what withholdeth” and “he who now letteth,” “is keeping down” and “is restraining.” The word is katecho, Strong's G2722. The sense of this word is given to us as, “to hold fast, keep secure, keep firm possession of” and “to restrain, hinder (the course or progress of)” and “to check a ship's headway i.e. to hold or head the ship.” There's nothing amiss about these definitions. To understand what it means we just have to remain in context, focused. A simple faithful rendering of ginomai ek mesos, which appears in the NASB as, “he is taken out of the way” is “gone from among,” or, “out of midst he be.” Some being or entity is emerging out of the midst of something. The topic is the hindering and eventual enabling of this entity's emergence.

Now, with the constraining thematic equation in mind to establish the context for us, we see how the message harmonizes perfectly with its companion. What is going to emerge out of the midst of some heavenly realm is pneuma antichristos, the anointing that will manifest as a sign during the baptism of an impostor. At present, this spiritual entity is held in check, restrained from emerging. There is an active working of this pneuma antichristos at present (which we know also from 1 John 2:18), but a special appointment has been reserved for the climactic messianic hoax. When he or it is released, as verse 3 declares, then “shall have come the [standing away from] first and shall have been revealed the man of lawlessness.” There it is! It's quite simple, really, when you give the natural symmetry of the scriptures due respect. Allowing, of course, that the Author has opened our eyes and granted us the requisite revelation insight. He is so good to us!

What we've covered thus far is merely the core of what must be learned about this passage. Because of the manifold doctrines of demons that have been swirling around this passage, attention has been drawn away from a key aspect of the event. Much has been made of who or what is the agent responsible for doing the restraining while the subject that should be the focus of our attention is overlooked. The matter of timing is a constant thread in verses 6 and 7 and in the surrounding context, and this really demands our attention.

So That in his Time he will be Revealed

Paul indicates that his readers have been adequately informed on the subject of the restraining.

6 And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:6

He's not inviting us to speculate about what or who is the restraining agency. Most of us scratch our heads and wonder if we might have been absent when he gave that lecture, but he actually makes his point right here in the immediate context. But few take notice. The point being made about keeping pneuma antichristos in check is that there is a set time for this. There is a season for restraining and a fit moment appointed for its release. Reread verse 6 until this sinks in. The Greek word used here for “time” is kairos: “2a - a fixed and definite time.”

If you're generally ignorant about how the Lord keeps a tight schedule in this age and that the key events have been encoded into His calendar, you have not been doing your homework. For a long time. I don't mean to be insulting, but the Lord has been revealing these things and had his servants publish them to make it accessible for many years and many of us are guilty of negligence.

Paul made a declaration in his first letter to the Thessalonians that is similar to verse 6 above. That will be understood as having had paramount importance in the day appointed for the revealing of the lawless one, when it will be seen that ignorance of these scheduled appointments, and this one in particular, has costly consequences.

Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2

I expect to be writing more on that subject, having recently refined and expanded the work I had done years ago on the thematic structure of the passage that includes chapter 4 in its scope. The saints have been misled about the basis for destruction. We have been set-up. And we have deserved it.

If you digested the recommended study titled Baptism - The Prophecy, you understand how Yom Kippur, aka the Day of Atonement, was instituted as a holy day, in no small part, to prophesy of, describe in its fulfillment while legal matters in the spiritual realm were addressed, and memorialize our Lord's baptism. If you are familiar with the collateral study titled When Jesus was Baptized - The Celestial Signs, you have even more insight into how things are done in the Lord's economy.

The understanding of times and seasons compares to the frame of a jigsaw puzzle in how it provides essential scale and defines the fundamentals of contextual relation. Until you are made privy to the Lord's schedule of appointments, the events marked out, both future and past, and their relationships are at best, poorly defined. When the Lord corrected my error concerning whether or not the timing of key transitional events like the harvests would be known in advance it was quite another epiphany! (Will No One Know the Day?) They will be! The Lord Y'shua was baptized and anointed on Yom Kippur, but the Antichrist anointing is appointed for a different day on the calendar, a day positioned nearly exactly opposite on the annual cycle. There are several historical examples modeling the event with its timing for us in the scriptures, and these are the subject of the next part in this bookish online series on the subject of The Sign for the Bride. There have also been validation signs of the event and the day appointed since I've been on watch for it over the span of the last nearly 20 years.

So, until you've been properly informed about the critical matters of timing, you have not yet been properly informed. Those who have not been adequately informed have wrongly supposed “not knowing” makes no difference, stumbling on ahead in the dark with imaginative speculation. Hey - been there, done that, got the T-shirt.

Returning our attention back to verse 6, we see now that Paul's message wasn't placing emphasis on the identity of the restraining agency so much as on the importance of knowing there is a season appointed for the restraint that has a set limit. When the appointed time arrives there will come an end to it.

6 And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:6

The pneuma antichristos will be released at the appointed time, according to plan. The sovereign God will assure it. The host and the agent appointed as his baptizing high priest will be fully ready in this perfectly synchronized action. The setting will be precisely according to design and there will be a fit reception awaiting the big debut! According to the model of John 13:27, Jesus Himself will give the signal. At His word, a dimensional portal will open and that spiritual entity will fall away, “apostasia,” and the special anointing will descend upon the host. This will reveal him - with the attendant supernatural manifestation of lying signs and wonders. The debutante's coming out party will be spectacular and unrivaled. At least, that is, until the one shows up who will end his masquerade. If you want to see a party, just wait until you see His welcome party!

If you've been reading the blog for a while, you have come to understand this event in the language of the ancient celestial stargates and deities. Horus, by one name, will transit the Silver Gate to incarnate into the prepared host. You may note that the clocks and timers and hourglasses that often appear in the symbolic Occult context suggests how this comes at an appointed time, as well as in connection with a special provision of control over the activation of time-space portals.

With all this insight into the meaning of the passage, there's still much more to be gleaned. We've only got the core of it thus far in this document, but we should at least have that with full confidence.

The Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and Our Gathering Together to Him

Much of the theological sleight of hand giving a spin to the truth presented here has been facilitated by the doctrine of demons that makes a false distinction between the constructs that reveal the critical matter of timing. This, too, finds a corrective contextual guide in the thematic structure.

The second part of verse 1 is matched to the second part of verse 2, so one sheds light on the other side in this thematic equation. Because “with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,” compares to “either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come,” we can and must equate and clarify the descriptive constructs. These are represented in “the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,” “our gathering together to Him,” and “the day of the Lord.”

The day of the Lord is a millennial day, the 7th, and we crossed over on Yom Teruah of 1999, as I've documented with confidence. There are mistaken notions about this, which aren't really germane to this study. I've sufficiently addressed this in other studies. The coming of the Lord can be represented in a long sequence of events that actually began, from a very important perspective in 1991. That's when the celestial sign marking Yom Teruah identified to us the beginning of His coming in judgment. In this sequence of events, the kind being brought to our attention is called “our gathering together to Him.” I say, “kind,” because there's actually three of these ingatherings appointed, which are called in some contexts, harvests. All three of these are in view. They are appointed to follow each other in sequence, just as laid out on the Lord's calendar. These will all three of them happen in connection with the coming of the Lord, not independent of it. These three will also occur during the Day of the Lord, and again, for the sake of clarity, not independent of that. This understanding is in harmony with the divine organization of the message.

The nonsensical fractured mishandling of these constructs by the church authorities conflicts with this divine thematic pairing, and this distortion is used to do much further damage to the message. The problem here isn't just a matter of the innocent being ignorant. This will become very apparent when we've come to the end of this presentation.

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Again, there's plenty more to follow, which will be posted soon, Lord willing.

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