CHAPTER 12

THE ARK OF THE COVENANT

xodus 25:10-16, "And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about. And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it. And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them. The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it. And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee."

The seven pieces of furniture in the tabernacle formed a cross with the Ark of the Covenant at the head. The Ark of the Covenant is the head, and so it is in God's order. When we finally get the work which the ark depicts, done in us, then this will be the NEW CREATION MAN coming forth in the full image and likeness of God, even as Jesus Christ Himself.

The Ark was made of shittim wood and overlaid, or sealed, with gold. To arrive at the full symbolic meaning of this Ark, we must first understand the meaning of the word "ark." We will go into the history of arks from the beginning.

There are three arks in the Bible.

  1. Noah's ark
  2. Moses' ark
  3. The ark of the covenant

All these three arks were constructed to SAVE THE ELECT of God.

The first ark of Noah was constructed to save Noah and his family. These eight persons constituted the whole world of those who were not against God. These were the remnant of a righteous generation. Others were destroyed by violent men and by the action of sin.

The righteous generation began with Seth, the son of Adam and Eve, given to them of the Lord in the place of Abel who was slain by Cain. From Seth's line came Enoch and from then on, men began to call upon the name of the Lord. This line was completely destroyed except for these eight persons.

Genesis 6:1-2, "And it came to pass when men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose."

First of all let us identify who the sons of God were.

Luke 3:38, "Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God."

Adam, here, is called the son of God. In scripture, when a genealogy is given, only the righteous people are named from his line.

Romans 8:14, "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."

2nd Corinthians 6:18, "And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."

Galatians 4:4-7, "But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."

The proof is overwhelming that the elect of God of every age are called sons. The sons of God in Genesis 6 are not fallen angels. There is no place in God's word where He calls fallen angels or transgressors His sons. The sons of God in Genesis 6 are the righteous generation of Seth who fell from their righteousness, and married sinners and brought forth MIGHTY MEN OF RENOWN.

God's law, as stated in Genesis 1:11, shows that every seed must bring forth after its own kind.

"And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

It was so, and it is still so. No scientist has been able to, or will ever be able to, break this law. In spite of the pseudo-scientific theory called evolution, man has not been able to breed the human gene with a monkey or vice versa; neither has anything been able to breed with anything else outside of certain genetic barriers, which God has set up in His great wisdom. The horse and a donkey can bring forth a foal which is called a mule, but the mule is barren and cannot bring forth anything, thus the excursion stops there.

ANGELIC HUMANS

Angels cannot marry human beings and bring forth anything. The scriptures say angels do not marry. Luke 20:35. They do not have the power to produce life in the human realm. If this were possible, we would have people walking around here who would be DEMONS inside, not because of their choice, but because OF THEIR BIRTH; circumstances over which they had no control. They would be sent to hell because they were born for hell. This is A LIE. NO ONE CAN BE SENT TO HELL FOR ANY OTHER REASON but THE REJECTION OF JESUS CHRIST AND SALVATION. There are indeed women who give themselves to evil spirits sexually, which in their own WARPED IMAGINATION and carnal depravity have weird experiences, but none of these ever produced anything. I have known a number of persons who had all the signs of pregnancy for years and brought forth NOTHING.

IF THIS HAD HAPPENED IN GENESIS 6, THEN IT COULD AND WOULD BE HAPPENING NOW. Satan has no power to reproduce in the human realm; no power to produce life.

Man was violent, breaking every rule of God, and killing the righteous until only EIGHT PERSONS were left. God had no choice but to destroy them to save the eight. He told Noah to build an Ark of salvation. The parallel with our times is astounding as Jesus said it would be.

Matthew 24:38-39, "For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

Thus, God contrived the building of an ark for every 2,000 years of His RE-CREATION OF MAN. The final ark, which is called the Ark of the Covenant, is the symbol of the last thing God will do in the human realm to bring man into perfection.

NOAH'S ARK

This ark had three stories. The bottom story represented God the Father. The seal, with pitch and tar, was the main feature of its salvation quality.

The second story represented Jesus Christ the Son. The main feature of its saving quality was the door.

The third story typifies the Holy Ghost. The main feature of salvation was the window looking up to heaven.

THE SEAL

The question of what is the seal is pertinent here. The seal saved the ark in the flood, and thus saved all aboard. Without the seal, there would be no salvation. It is necessary for us to seek into the matter.

Noah's seal was pitch and tar, formed in the bosom of the earth and could not be applied until the time was near for the ark to float. Therefore, the time of the sealing had to coincide with the time of the flood. No one knew when the exact time of the flood would be but God, therefore the sealing of the ark had to be directed of God Himself.

Moses' Ark was made of leaves and twigs from the river. It was made by women, Moses' sister and mother, who are a type of the church. It did not have stories like Noah's ark, but in place of the stories was a manchild - Moses. This meant that if the hull of the ark represented God the Father with the seal, then Moses represented the Son and the Spirit. THE SON AND THE SPIRIT are God's two witnesses on earth. Moses was God's witness in Egypt, both to the Israelites and to the Egyptians. He manifested God magnificently, not carnally, but by Spirit action. The papyrus leaves and twigs from the river represented FLESH and humanity, just as the wood of the ark represented flesh and humanity. God uses humanity as the negative through which He manifests His positive nature. The sons of God are NEGATIVE GOOD, manifesting the nature of FATHER GOD. On the other hand, the sons of Satan are NEGATIVE EVIL, manifesting the nature of their father, the devil.

POSITIVE GOOD

God, therefore, is positive good, and we, His sons, are negative good. This is contrary to those who teach that Satan is the negative of God. This teaching is error, because it says that we cannot get on without Satan. This is the reason God is about to bring us into a MILLENNIUM where Satan and all his forces will be bound and separated from the human realm, and we will see some men being their own Satan. The knowledge of good and evil is sufficient to make some men choose good and some choose evil. When God sent Jesus Christ to save humanity, He was only giving us the opportunity TO EXPRESS THE GOOD WITHIN US. We were taken slaves by Satan and sin, and though we hated it, we had no power to resist and to overcome. JESUS NOW GIVES US THE POWER TO OVERCOME. The whole thing is on the converse now. God has to be keeping back man from partaking of the fulness of the power, because of our lack of wisdom and MATURITY. If we had our way this day, and had the energy to do it, we would destroy Satan now, and blast him off to some uninhabitable realm. This would destroy the plan of God, which is not only to destroy the devil, BUT to destroy sin and its possibility ONCE AND FOR ALL AND FOREVER, and to overcome death for all of God's creatures.

DID GOD MAKE EVIL?

Isaiah 45:7, "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things."

When God MADE GOOD, He automatically created its opposite - EVIL. In making the car, we create pollution. We did not make pollution, but it was the natural outcome of making the automobile with an internal combustion engine. We make one wall in a room, and we create division, creating two rooms. After man created the motor car, and reaped the benefits of its use, he then had to find ways of dealing with pollution caused by the car.

We thus see God making all things good. But in His great wisdom, knowing there must exist the opposite at least in theory, He taught His creatures good and evil. Again in His wisdom, He LIBERATED heaven, giving all His angels freedom of will to choose good, which they know intimately, and evil which they only knew about. He taught them all that evil would bring, its sorrow and pain, its destruction and final defeat in absolute, irrevocable alienation from God. That which happened in the FIRST HEAVEN, the invisible realms of God, happens in every heaven, and every heaven has to undergo its test in order to be made incorruptible.

IS HEAVEN INCORRUPTIBLE?

Heaven, the invisible realms of God, that frequency of the Spirit where dwell the holy angels and God in all the magnitude of His power, is now an incorruptible realm. BUT our heaven - the heaven of our spirit, soul, and body, where there is striving and fighting, where Michael the archangel fights to unseat the devil and his hosts, is not yet incorruptible. God's invisible realms were not always incorruptible. At one time in the unimaginable past, God had allowed Satan, who was then called by the name of Heylel, "the SHINING ONE," to sow seeds of rebellion among all the bright ones of the ORDER OF LIGHT. These bright ones were those who occupied the second realm of heaven next to God, and above whom was this bright and shining angel called, in the King James Version of the Bible, "Lucifer." This was a translator's error, since the name was Heylel. This shining one in Ezekiel 28:16 was described as the "Memshak," or the cherub which overshadowed heaven. This means that he held a unique position in heaven, and that his power was so great that he would cover all heaven (those below him) with the expression of the Father and the will of the Almighty, and he would invoke heaven to high crescendos of PRAISE. Angels feed on the energy of God, when they open themselves to praise. There was only one position higher for him, and that is the position of JESUS THE SON. He, Heylel, wanted to be the HUSBAND OF THE CHURCH.

Isaiah 14:13d, "I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north."

God had not made Heylel for this position. Therefore, he could lead the host of heaven in praise; he could overshadow heaven with great power, but he could not bleed and die on Calvary for our sins. This position was not for any angel. HE DID NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY.

Determined to be king, there was only one position open, one vacancy, that of KING OF EVIL. Evil had no king. Jt had no personality. It was only a theory. The opposite of God had not yet been put to the test. None need to put God's word to the test to know it is true, but Satan invented the LIE. He began to preach the opposite of truth - the lie. This changed his nature.

"When lie speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." John 8:44c.

He showed the angels of heaven the kingdom he would give them. He pointed out to them the weakness of the man which God had planned to make. He told them how he would occupy the BRIDE OF CHRIST, and how he would bring forth sons to fill their kingdom, and offered them principalities. They had freewill choice, and this was the only means by which God could make HEAVEN AN INCORRUPTIBLE REALM. God had to allow His angels to make their own choice, without any help from Himself. They were free to choose against Him, not from a standpoint of weakness, BUT FROM A VANTAGE POINT OF STRENGTH, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, AND UNDERSTANDING.

THE POINT OF NO RETURN

This meant that once they had made their choice, they would have crossed a point of no return. Those who had made the CHOICE FOR GOD would not be able to revoke it, and those who made the choice for EVIL could not revoke it. There is one great and basic reason why they could not. But before God explained this to me, I wondered like so many others, why does God who is SOVEREIGN not save them all and put them again in heaven.

I sought God to find this truth, because I felt that God could do all things, and He surely could save the devil and all lost men and women, and purify them and put them into heaven. BUT GOD SHOWED ME THE TRUTH. As I prayed, I fell into a vision. In this vision, I saw someone come into my room who was surely a person of great power, and one who seemed to be used to authority. He had the bearing of a prince. BUT as I watched him, I knew instinctively that he was a FALLEN ANGEL. I addressed myself to him after our salutations, and asked him if he knew heaven. I did this because I did not want to reveal to him readily that I knew he was an evil spirit. He calmly said to me, "Where do you think I am from?" This made me know that he knew that I knew who he was. I next explained to him that I, and men like myself, wanted desperately to go to heaven, that life here meant nothing to us if we could but make heaven our home. Then I asked him how is it that he left heaven for this torment, and asked him why he did not repent, since I felt that God would forgive him and take him back into heaven.

He exploded into utterances of hate, and cursed God as I had never heard before. Then he said if God would forgive him of all that he had done, and take him back into heaven, that he would only return there with one intention, to destroy heaven. He hated God, and heaven, and all things pertaining to God. I had never seen such hate, or ever had to speak to anyone who had not the slightest touch of God's nature in him, as this creature I then faced. I arose to rebuke him, but he had already anticipated my move, and calmly stepped through the door. I went after him, but found him playing with the kids; playing ball with them like a loving uncle. God said to me then, that I would have to play ball with the kids to win them back out of his hand.

The lesson was conclusive. THE DEVIL AND HIS HOST, along with sinful man, cannot be saved against their will. Man will never go to hell because of having sinned, neither will Satan or his angels. Hell is provided for those who do not want to be in heaven.

THE GREAT QUESTION - WHY HELL?

Hell is the extreme MERCY OF GOD. In God, all things move, consist, live, and have their being. To live, one must be in God. In order to die, one must get out of God. In other words, if God made you a creature of LIFE and you want to partake of death, then you must recreate yourself into a creature of death by divesting yourself of God, FOR GOD IS LIFE. The great secret in those who depart from God not being able to return, is in the fact that to wholly depart from God, one must LOSE THE NATURE OF GOD within, and imbibe an alien nature. The alien nature cannot respond to God, neither can it return to God, since it is not of God and NEVER WAS. Since the SIN NATURE cannot divest itself of itself, there is nothing within the fallen angels or Satan to take them back to God. THEREFORE, THEY DO NOT WANT GOD and never will.

HEAVEN ETERNAL

In the same way, those who finally divest themselves of the sin nature receive the DIVINE NATURE, and cannot again revert to the sin nature, having made their final choice with their freewill choice.

WHAT IS HELL?

Hell is a state or condition or realm of the spirit, where those who do not want to be subject to God dwell. There are different degrees of hell, or torment, according to the degree of the spirit living in that realm. There are none in hell who could have been in heaven. If God gave them a thousand years to repent, they would not. Hell is not only the justice and judgment of God, but is His ABSOLUTE MERCY. Once a creature becomes a thing of darkness, it cannot exist in light. Light would be untold torment for that creature, so this is the reason God has created a realm of darkness for creatures of darkness.

Beginning with the rebellion of Satan and his spirits against God, man entered into rebellion. God had to find a final place for spirits which were falling from the HIGHEST HEAVEN to the LOWEST HEAVEN, and finally falling into their final resting place, which we call THE LAKE OF FIRE.

The lowest heaven is the one we are in. This is the spirit, soul, and body realm of man, where God is preparing Himself a dwelling place. This is the realm now occupied by the devil and his angels.

SPIRITS FEED

Evil spirits now have no other way to get their food, except from our realm. In other words, they must have energy to go about their business, and since they cannot get this energy directly from God, since they cannot face God, then they pull energy from our realm. In so doing, they bring SICKNESS, PAIN, SORROW, AND DEATH to our realm. All the suffering of humanity is due to the lack of energy in us to command life and health for our people. Satan has robbed us of our kingdom, and the power to rule this realm with peace and happiness. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE REGAINING AS SONS OF GOD. Thus, eventually we will cast Satan and all his host out of our realm, and take the kingdom for Jesus Christ, our Lord.

In order to keep to the theme we are dealing with, we will have to put off the full discussion of this for another occasion.

NOAH'S FIRST STORY

The Ark had to have a special time for the pitching and tarring. If it had taken him 120 years or just 20 years to build, he would be forced to put on the tar at a specific time, near the time when the Ark would float, or exposure to wind and sun would spoil it. The pitch and the tar, therefore, represent the SEAL OF THE LIVING GOD. This seal saved the Ark and all that were in it, therefore, it is very important. So we see that God is our salvation.

THE SECOND STORY

The second story of the Ark represents the Son, Jesus Christ, because it has the door, and Jesus is the door of entering into God.

John 10:9, "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture."

THE CLOSED DOOR

The most significant part of the door of the Ark is that it was closed of God before the rain started falling, when God shut Noah and his family and the animals in. This shows that after this seal of the living God is applied to the church, and the destruction begins on earth, some people will be in a place of safety and others will not. This place is described in the Psalms.

Psalm 91:1,4, "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abtde under the shadow of the Almighty. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler."

According to God's promise, some will escape the destructive force of the tribulation. All that the tribulation will do to them is purify them, and make them ready to meet Jesus at His coming and at His personal appearance. Then we will see Him as He is, FOR WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM.

THE THIRD STORY

The third story represents the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost for us is a WINDOW looking up to heaven. Some people try to convince us that the Holy Ghost gives them all manner of earthly revelations, to help them in their business, and to give them power to get rich. Others speak of the Holy Ghost telling them when to bathe, and to clean their houses, etc. BUT many of our people are dealing with RELIGIOUS SPIRITS, that try to give them a sense of super-holiness through a lot of carnal rituals, and they miss the point of growing up into Christ, and becoming like Christ. The Holy Ghost is our window which looks up into heaven.

MOSES' ARK

Moses' Ark, just a basket-like structure of leaves and sticks, with pitch and tar to make it watertight, had in its two upper stories a MANCHILD. The boy Moses represents the two top stories, THE SON and THE HOLY SPIRIT. He was the manifestation of the unseen God to a people who did not know Him, and, as in the case of Pharaoh, hated and resisted Him.

Moses, therefore, in this type was a symbol of that man Jesus, who should come and bring salvation to all mankind. Thus, we see again the Ark representing salvation. While in the manifestation of God to a wicked world, Moses represented Christ. In his role as a human leader, he represents this last day SUPER-MANCHILD, which the church will come to be in the last three and a half years of the tribulation. In this role, he broke the power of Egypt. He could not be touched or hurt by human agents of Satan. He took the children of Israel from Egypt to the promised land, and the sons of God (the 144,000) will take God's people out of this Babylonish system, and finally overthrow the system by spiritual power.

THE ARK OF THE COVENANT

The ark of the covenant was sealed, not by pitch and tar which was designed to withstand water, but by GOLD, which is only purified by fire, not destroyed by it. When Noah came out of the Ark, God showed him the sign of the rainbow, which meant that no more would the earth be destroyed by water, but by fire. The earth here means humanity, since although the earth was destroyed in the time of Noah, "terra firma" still remained.

The Ark, of course, represents the LAST CHURCH, which will come forth on earth and is of the sixth church, the church of the Overshadowing. This last church, therefore, is called the church of the Manchild.

INSIDE THE ARK

On the inside of the Ark, there was the "testimony" which God gave Moses. This was, of course, the Ten Commandments. This represents the divine order of God, which He is planting in the hearts of His people. God's law is being written in the nature of man, so that we will no longer need anyone to tell us what to do, but we will have the nature of Him who works within us.

THE GOLDEN POT OF MANNA

There were two living miracles in the Ark. They were the pot of manna which never grew stale, as a sample of the food that God fed the children of Israel with for FORTY YEARS, and a dried branch or rod which budded overnight and brought forth fruit.

Exodus 16:33, "And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the Lord, to be kept for your generations."

This manna represents the Christ-life: energy food which we shall receive in the Spirit to bring forth the works of power which we will need on earth. Psalm 78:25 calls it angels' food. "Man did eat angel's food."

Revelation 2:17b calls it "hidden manna."

"To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna."

This manna represents Spirit energy. Our realm is being robbed of all the energy to bring forth life that God has endowed us with, and there is not one man of us, who is satisfied with the power to deliver humanity which we have. There is such great disparity between what our Bible says, and what we achieve.

THE PROMISE

This Revelation 2:17 promise gives us hope. There is the promise of power; the promise of an energy-forming food enabling the Manchild to rule the nations with a shepherd's staff of iron.

WHO IS THIS MANCHILD?

To understand who and what the Manchild is, we must first search the scriptures, and see what references are made of him, his work, and his destiny. We will first take some of the types in the Bible of the Manchild. From these we will see something of the work which he is to do in the last days. He is called a Manchild, because God is making all His people into one, with one HEAD which is CHRIST. We can see from the outset here, that the Manchild is a many-membered body. God sees this one-man company coming upon the world in the last days, and delivering the earth from heathen rule. This Manchild company will follow Jesus in his ministry as a flesh and blood human being, and then he will follow Jesus through death and resurrection.

Types of the Manchild and where found in Scripture.

  1. Samson - Judges 13-16
  2. Gideon's 300 - Judges 6-8
  3. Ezekiel's Army of Dry Bones - Ezekiel 37
  4. Elijah - 1st Kings 17; 2nd Kings 2
  5. Elisha - 2nd Kings 2-13
  6. Joel's Army - Joel 2
  7. Manchild - Revelation 12:5
  8. 144,000 - Revelation 7 and 14
  9. Moses - Exodus
  10. Joshua - Joshua
  11. Zion - 2nd Samuel 5:7; Spiritual Zion, which refers to the elect of God - a people out of a people - Isaiah 4:5, Isaiah 51:16
  12. Firstfruits - Revelation 14:4
  13. The Overcomers - Revelation 3:12
  14. Enoch - Hebrews 11:5
  15. Melchisedec - Hebrews 7:1
  16. Elect - Isaiah 42:1; 65:9, 22; Matthew 24:22; Colossians 3:12
  17. Two Witnesses - Revelation 11:3
  18. Stone Cut Out of the Mountain - Daniel 2:44-45
  19. His Shoulders - Exodus 28:7; The shoulders of the priest where the stones are placed, Leviticus 7:32; the right shoulder of the bullock, and finally the shoulder of the body of Christ, Isaiah 9:6.
  20. Saints of the Most High - Daniel 7:18, 28
  21. Saviours - Obadiah 21
  22. Virgins - Matthew 25:1 and Revelation 14:4

THE PROPHETS' VISION

The prophets saw the vision of a one-man company of people coming forth in the latter days to set creation free. Isaiah prophesied in Isaiah 26:17-21,

"Like, as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O Lord. We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have NOT WROUGHT any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen. Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: For thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain."

In these verses, we see God speaking of a woman being with child, as in Revelation 12, and the coming forth of this child should be to bring deliverance in the earth. The wicked inhabitants of the earth should fall, and then there would be a resurrection unto immortal life. It also speaks of the divine protection over God's people while the INDIGNATION is on. The next scripture is Isaiah 66:7-8,

"Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a manchild. Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children."

Here the analogy is used again of bringing forth the Manchild as a deliverer.

Jesus, speaking to the apostles, likened them to a woman in travail bringing forth a manchild.

John 16:21, "A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world."

The travail of the apostles should bring forth a church, which would continue to travail until the final church is born in the earth. This is the event for which the heavens and earth wait.

Some Bible students feel that the message of the Manchild is a message of the first coming of Jesus the Christ, but this is clearly not so, as proven by scripture.

Revelation 1:1, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John."

This scripture shows that the Revelation was written of things to come, and not signifying the past. There are occurrences in the past which pointed to future events in the life of the church. Therefore, there must be a correlation of things which happened in the life of Jesus, the Christ, which will take place in the life of the sons of God, when the Christ is coming forth within humanity. It is the same Christ that was in Jesus that is coming forth WITHIN THE CHURCH. The manifestation must be the same.

WOMAN CLOTHED WITH THE SUN

There has been much conjecture about the woman of Revelation 12, but there is no doubt that she is the church in a special age, and not Mary, the mother of Jesus. The revelation is of Jesus Christ and all the presentation of it was for the future and not the past.

Revelation 12:1, "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the n~oon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars."

This verse must refer to a heaven other than the invisible realms of God's dwelling place. In this heaven, there was also a seven-headed dragon (verse 3). We see in verse 5 where she brought forth a Manchild, and he also was caught up to another heaven, to the throne. Thus he went from heaven to heaven.

The third verse identifies heaven with this statement.

"And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads."

WE KNOW THAT SATAN HAS ALREADY BEEN CAST OUT OF HEAVEN. The heaven mentioned here is a heaven to which Satan has access. Heaven is the whole human realm where God is preparing to live. It must be clear that the word "dragon" here refers to Satan. The acquirement of SEVEN HEADS and ten horns shows a subtle UNION BETWEEN THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, THE DEVIL, AND THE ONE WORLD CHURCH.

We will deal with this presently, but now let us concentrate on the woman. THIS WOMAN, the church, had been lifted from the realms of EARTH to the realms of HEAVEN. This does not mean that bodily she was removed. The whole of Revelation is couched in spiritual language, and you must be in the Spirit of God to understand it. The picture here is of a woman or church which had been lifted to a realm above dependence on the natural, and to complete dependence on the spiritual. Moses in his day was such a man, and walked in a different and high realm while he lived here. Joshua, Elisha, Elijah, Enoch and JESUS CHRIST, the son of God, have walked in this realm, too. Jesus, therefore, is bringing forth a whole church of people who will walk and live in this realm or place in the Spirit.

"CLOTHED WITH THE SUN"

This phrase means that the glory of God is upon the church. Her clothes are her righteousness and covering, but the sun, which is a type of God Himself, became her covering. She was not covered by water, or in other words, clouds, as Moses was in the wilderness, BUT by FIRE, the sun. This was the prayer and promise in John 17:5 and 22.

Verse 5, "And now, 0 Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was."

Verse 22, "And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one."

In spite of ourselves, we, the true people of God, will reach to that place where we show forth the GLORY OF THE LIVING GOD. God must be manifested in the earth, in the human realm, before men and angels.

"THE MOON UNDER HER FEET"

In this scripture, the moon represents the OLD ORDER CHURCH. This business of church never did please God fully. God was never absolutely pleased with any church. In our operating churches in the name of the Lord, we have been in the good will and the acceptable will, but never in the PERFECT WILL OF GOD. Paul lamented in Philippians 3:12b,

"But I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus."

In the old-order system, God permitted man to use the church as his stock in trade, and become rich in the world by obeying God. Now this age of man's handling of things for God is over. God is RAISING UP A BODY in the earth with A HEAD CALLED CHRIST. Christ is becoming visible through His people. There are men right now on earth who are seeing this thing, and are willingly giving up their hold on the church, and are commending the BODY TO CHRIST. Paul saw this, and when his influence over the churches which he had formed in Asia was broken, he wrote to the Corinthian church informing them that he had espoused them to Christ, and that they had no other husband.

2nd Corinthians 11:2, "For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ."

Christ, here and in several other scriptures, is the husband of the church. The husband cares for the wife, protects her, covers her and gives her his seed. WE MUST FACE THE FACTS. The seed of the minister has never been good enough to bring forth IMMORTAL LIFE in the earth. This is old order. Now the minister is presenting the bride to her TRUE HUSBAND, no longer trying vainly to bring forth a man church from himself. Every time we try, we bring forth another church system as bad as the one we came out of. The old order is past, and the new BODY MINISTRY IS HERE. Men again are trying to deceive the bride, and take her unto themselves, but GOD IS REMOVING THEM OFF THE SCENE. Let us make sure that we are moving in God's order at this time.

The old church is under the feet of the new. For this glory is greater than the former. The old system, however, is the foundation on which the new stands. "Under her feet" suggests beneath; below; less than. And so it is.

"AND UPON HER HEAD A CROWN OF TWELVE STARS"

Jesus Christ is described as "the bright and morning star" in Revelation 22:16c. This woman had twelve stars, which signifies that she is the complete woman of God's making. She, therefore, must bring forth IMMORTALITY in the earth, since this is the perfect will of God for humanity. This is the completion of what God meant woman to be, bringing forth the completion of what God meant man to be - the manchild. Her head is CHRIST, and upon her head, stars. The crown made her a QUEEN, the wife of the King of Kings. This brings us to the period of church history when Christ has already taken His bride, and is in the process of bringing forth CHRIST IN THE EARTH.

SHE TRAVAILS and is pained to be delivered. This is the tribulation during which the church will bring forth the Manchild. It is not a man, neither is it an organized church as some are now saying, BUT it is the issue of the MYSTIC BODY OF CHRIST, the woman, OR THE CALLED OUT OF THE CALLED OUT. They will, under one head, move as one man before the rest of the church comes forth. This will be a time of much pain and suffering. This pain and suffering will purify the church as never before. This woman and her child is not referring to natural Israel, because natural Israel is not the bride of Christ, neither could she be. But individual Jews, as any other nation, will be a part of this group.

The proof of the fact that the church will be in the tribulation is that there is no pain and travail in heaven, the invisible realm of God, where the saints who have passed on are. FURTHER, the word "dragon," as applied to Satan the devil, never showed him with seven heads and ten horns. In Genesis 3:15, we see that Satan had only one head.

"And I wilI put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise HIS heel."

This seed, of course, is Christ; Christ in Jesus and Christ in us. We see here that the dragon, Satan, in the beginning had only ONE HEAD. The seven heads and the TEN HORNS speak of the world powers and their rulers, who will give themselves to the beast. In turn, Satan will give them all the power of his seat and authority which he usurped from Adam. Just by way of comprehending the full picture, let me remind you that Satan offered the kingdom to Jesus Christ when he tempted Him in the wilderness. Luke 4. Even as Christ is having union with the church to bring forth a MANCHILD CHURCH IN THE EARTH, so also Satan is having union with the world to bring forth a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, with a ONE WORLD CHURCH, to counteract God's united body of Christ.

This dragon, Satan's worst manifestation on earth, and the worst that will ever be, will be among his last acts before his banishment. "Tail" refers to the end of his power, which "drew the third part of the stars of heaven and did cast them to earth." Many mighty ones of God will in this hour be debased and made low.

"And the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born." Revelation 12:4b.

A devil which had a record of killing the saints, and a church system which had a record of killing the saints, will unite, and must again try to kill the saints. The hour of the coming forth of the Manchild is the death knell of the killers.

"And she brought forth a manchild, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne." Revelation 12:5.

In order to understand what the bringing forth of a Manchild means in this passage, we must first understand what kind of pregnancy this woman has. In the first place, the woman is not a natural woman, but the church. The womb of the church could not be physical. Therefore it has to be the souls of the saints. If the church then is pregnant, she must be pregnant in her soul, "pregnant with celestial fire." (This quotation is from 'The Elegy' by Thomas Gray). If she is pregnant in her soul with the Christ nature which is to come forth, then her child must he the Christ nature which is to come forth, or, as stated in 2nd Peter 1:4, THE DIVINE NATURE which comes forth in the human realm to make us EXACTLY LIKE JESUS CHRIST. This will be the human nature giving way to the divine nature, and the arrival of the long looked-for change from mortal to immortal, from corruptible to incorruption. 1st Corinthians 15:53.

CAUGHT UP

The word "caught up" means, in the carnal understanding, just a lifting up in the air, and many teachers teach that we will be taken away from this earth to another planet. There is no scriptural basis for this. Paul was caught up, but he was still here in body. Truly, there were men who were caught up and lived no more among men, although they have been seen here on occasions. The Manchild, however, when he is caught up, will be immediately given a place of rulership on earth. The word "caught up," therefore, must be a lifting up from the human realm to a higher realm, where he will be living in immortality, and yet in humanity, even as Jesus Christ after His resurrection. Whether "caught up to meet Him in the air" means a physical catching away or a spiritual one, IT IS AN OCCURRENCE WHICH WILL TAKE FLACE IN THIS ATMOSPHERE. It definitely will not be taking men away to another planet. The scripture speaks of "the air." The Greek word is "aera," meaning atmosphere. 1st Thessalonians 4:17.

TWO WITNESSES

Revelation 11:3 tells us of two witnesses, whose testimony of Jesus Christ looked much like that of Moses in some places, and Elijah in other places.

"And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth."

This verse outlines their work. "They shall prophesy." The next verse gives us a clue as to who they are. The history of the Christian church never lacked men who claimed they were these two witnesses. In fact, there are many, who at this time have convinced themselves and their followers that they are these two witnesses. Nevertheless, I will give you the truth concerning the two witnesses.

THE TWO WITNESSES ARE THE SPIRIT AND THE WORD COMING FORTH IN A GROUP OF HUMAN BEINGS.

I will now proceed to give you scriptural proof of this.

Revelation 11:4, "These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth."

Verse 5, "And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their MOUTH, and devoureth their enemies and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed."

Verse 6, "These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will."

THE TWO CANDLESTICKS AND THE TWO OLIVE TREES

The first question is, what are these two olive trees and these two candlesticks? The answer lies in the question. The question implies that we have already been told of THE TWO CANDLESTICKS AND THE TWO OLIVE TREES. The answer, therefore, is to be found in Zechariah 4:1-6.

"And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord? Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, THIS IS THE WORD OF THE LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by MY SPIRIT saith the Lord of hosts."

Though shaded in the language in which it is written, the truth is nevertheless plain. The two witnesses here mentioned as the two olive trees standing before the God of the whole earth are the SPIRIT AND THE WORD. Nevertheless, the prophet did not understand and requested further explanation, as many of us might.

Verses 11-14, "Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof? And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two GOLDEN PIPES empty the golden oil out of themselves? And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then said he, These are the two ANOINTED ONES, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth."

The anointed Word and the Spirit of God are the two witnesses that stand before the God of the universe.

The next question is, how could the Word and the Spirit be slain and their dead bodies cast into the streets, as shown in Revelation 11:8?

"And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified."

JESUS CHRIST was the WORD which became flesh and dwelt among us, AND He was also the Spirit, or the manifestation of the Godhead on earth in visible form. John 14:9. WE are flesh becoming the WORD, in order that we might manifest the SPIRIT PERFECTLY.

Of course, you know that the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, is spiritual BABYLON. And Babylon is the host of rebellious ones who have rebelled against God's order, and His city JERUSALEM. We all know that the natural Jerusalem is not on God's approved list.

LIFE FROM THE DEAD

We see an amazing truth revealed here. All that the Bible teaches about the Manchild, the 144,000, the Samson man, Gideon's 300, etc., is linked with this 11th chapter of Revelation, actually revealing to us the manner in which this immortal life will come into our realm. We all know that when Jesus Christ comes here, we will be like Him. We also know that the work of our redemption is complete, and that Jesus Christ is not coming here again to redeem us from anything. When He comes, we will be JUST EXACTLY LIKE HIM. It is therefore imperative that something happen between now and then. This chapter of Revelation tells us exactly what will happen.

Revelation 11:11-12, "And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them."

If you have ever wondered how the resurrection would begin, you need not wonder any more. We have here a perfect picture of the FIRSTFRUIT COMPANY of God's elect giving forth their lives as a sacrifice, and demonstrating once and for all the power of life over death for all men to see, and giving those who want to repent a good reason to do so. Moreover, this act will quicken the whole natural realm, and will begin the rule of God on earth. "The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ." Revelation 11:15.

The next question to be answered is how do we know that these two witnesses are the 144,000? These two witnesses were one. They had one mouth, as shown in Revelation 11:5 and 12:5. Moreover, there is only one people who will take the kingdom, and though they are called by different names to describe the different areas of their work, they are the same. In Daniel 2:44-45, they are called the "stone cut out of the mountain." In Daniel 7:18, they are called "the saints of the most High." In Daniel 7:27, they are called "the people of the saints of the most High." All these different pictures of the Manchild are like lines drawn on a paper, each playing its part to produce a final picture.

144,000

This is not a number of persons, but a symbolic figure. To understand the tneaning of this figure, we must understand that in the Greek language, as also in the Hebrew, the letters r, m, and d have numerical signifigance. The letter r =100, m = 40, d = 4, and "chiliades" = thousand; therefore, we have one hundred and forty-four thousand. The same number occurs in Revelation 14:1 written in the same way, r md. The number is the NAME OF AN ELECT GROUP OF GOD'S ELECT CHURCH.

TWELVE is the number of completion. God began to make man in Genesis, where He stated His plan for the man He would make.

Genesis 1:26, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness."

God's blueprint for man, therefore, was AFTER HIS IMAGE; AFTER HIS LIKENESS. Man looked like God in his natural attributes of seeing, hearing, speaking, intellect, etc., but man was not LIKE God, in that he, man, had to grow into such a likeness with his FREEWILL choice. Thus God was not constructing a bunch of robots, but begetting sons.

Twelve squared is 144. Thus, the scripture says the city will be foursquare, meaning that when man comes into the nature of God, he will be equal with God, and equal with all other men who will be equal with God. This equality does not speak of position, for there are positions of higher authority and lower authority. Jesus was equal with God, yet He humbled Himself to the death of the cross and the contradiction of evil men, because the position in which He was demanded this action. The number, therefore, of completed man is 144.

ZERO, ZERO, ZERO

ZERO ( 'zoro' in Hebrew) means seed, or the word, or JESUS CHRIST. The meanings of zero as given show the etymological development of the word from meaning just a seed to meaning a man who is the SEED OF GOD. For proof of this, we can see in secular history men calling the son of Astarte "Zoroashtar," meaning "the seed of Astarte," meaning "the God man." In short, they were calling him the Christ.

The ancient mode of expressing the fulness of anything was to repeat it three times. In Daniel 7:18, we see the phrase used "for ever, even for ever and ever." Phrases like these are used in most ancient writings to express the immutability of the expression in its fullest degree. Thus three zeros behind 144 would be the fulness of zero being added to the meaning of 144. Let us see what it would look like.

144 = God's completion of the perfect man

000 = The fulness of the Word or the Christ

Let us put them together and see what they mean. GOD HAS COMPLETED HUMANITY IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF JESUS CHRIST, or if you would prefer to say, in the fulness of Christ the Word.

If you still think that Revelation 7:1-8 refers to the Jews, then read the twelve tribes named, and you will notice that they are not the twelve tribes of NATURAL ISRAEL, but SPIRITUAL ISRAEL. The name Dan was left out and Manasseh inserted. Dan means JUDGMENT. That will be taken out of our books. Manasseh means "cause to forget." We surely will have to forget the brainwashing of sorrow and sin, pain and woe, heartaches, disappointments and betrayals from even some of the brethren, in order to rejoice in the coming age.

The twelve names of the twelve tribes of Israel represent twelve natures in the human realm, which are undergoing change through the Word and the Spirit, and bringing man to the final product. In Revelation 21:19-20, we see the final product, 144,000, represented by stones of light and beauty. These stones were at some time ordinary rock, but they underwent great pressures and heat, and in time they became precious stones of great beauty and value.

In so short a work as this, it is impossible to show the full meaning of each thing mentioned. The 144,000 alone would take a whole book, but we do believe this will be the key to many revelations to those who are seeking. God gives us types and shadows of this FIRSTFRUIT company all through the Bible, but every type is giving us a specific lesson, and not every detail in the type is the lesson, but just that part of the type which is intended for us. We should never "strip" a type. By this, I mean we should never try to put meaning into every detail of a type. For example, the sheep is the type of the Christian and the type of Christ, but if we begin to analyze the very bleat of the sheep, then the tendency will be to get the thing out of type.

BRINGING FORTH

The overshadowing of the Ark of the Covenant, as shown in the previous chapter, is to bring forth the Christ within the BODY. The items within the Ark therefore, should depict the very nature of the Manchild. These were not all put in at once, but over a period of time. As the children of Israel walked through the wilderness, they received one piece and then another. There were three pieces.

  1. The golden pot with manna
  2. Aaron's rod that budded
  3. The tables of the covenant

1. THE GOLDEN POT OF MANNA

Manna was given to the children of Israel first in the Wilderness of SIN. At its first appearance, Moses commanded Aaron to preserve some of it in a golden pot. It had to be a golden pot, although not mentioned in Exodus, because all the utensils of the Holy of Holies were made of gold. Thus it is that Paul, in speaking of it in Hebrews 9:4, calls it the "golden pot."

The manna in the Ark of the Covenant definitely means food; Spirit food with such energy beyond the ken of man's present comprehension. In our world, we lack energy. Our realm has been sucked dry of energy to sustain spiritual life. Thus Jesus Christ says, "I am the manna." Then He turned around, and enjoined us to eat Him; TO EAT OF HIS FLESH AND DRINK OF HIS BLOOD.

POWER SOURCE

Jesus brought within His veins the power and energy of God, and He, Jesus, was only the transport which contained the power. This power, which we lost in Adam, was regained in Christ by the same means by which we lost it. One member of the human race lost a battle, gave away a kingdom and enslaved humanity thereby. THEREFORE, it was fair and just for another member of the same human family to fight and overcome the same enemy and not only win a battle, but the whole war.

In Psalm 78:25, we read "Man did eat angel's food." This signifies that the manna which God gave the Israelites was the same energy upon which He feeds his angels, so that they might have power to carry out His will. We need power to heal the sick, to stop wars and, in short, to take charge of our world. It does not take a genius to see that there is an evil intelligence in the world, wrecking good intentions and good plans, and planning horrible wrecks. Just notice how, when there is a plane crash on one side of the world, there seems to be other crashes resembling it, even at far removed places, and when there is a disaster in one spot, how there seems to be a recurrence in other places. We need POWER. I do not know if there is a preacher who is satisfied with the power we have to do that which we know to be the will of God, but I AM NOT SATISFIED. I know there is greater power ahead.

This manna represents this energy, and in so doing, it represents the very ESSENCE OF CHRIST, the anointed one within. The pot being made of gold represents the nature of God as the vessel in which the food is prepared, NOT OF MAN, BUT OF GOD AND GOD ALONE, DIVINE AND NOT HUMAN.

THE TIME

For years, many have been coming and saying they are that perfect nature of God, but the implication is very clear, in that God told Moses to preserve the manna the first day it fell, for a perpetual memorial to God's people. The manna was given before the ark was given, thus the first symbol of the MANCHILD, or God's final and perfect church, is the return to the church of the power of deliverance. This coming of the manna began a long time ago. There were men like Wigglesworth, Branham, and many others who have not been heard of, who can testify that this power has come to all of us in a measure. In my own ministry, although I have seen the dead raised and all manner of healing done, I am far from satisfied, and still do wait on the Lord for the breakthrough which is imminent.

We see, therefore, that the time of this power has begun, and is coming to its culmination, but this manna WILL NOT FULLY COME TO US UNTIL WE ARE FULLY AGAIN IN A SPIRITUAL DESERT, even as the children of Israel were in a natural desert. I am not saying that we might not be in a natural desert, which is possible. BUT I DO SAY THAT GOD IS DIVIDING THE CHURCH FROM BABYLON, BOTH IN THE SPIRITUAL SENSE AND IN THE PHYSICAL. We are, at this time, too much distracted by the world and its system, by self and thoughts, programs and ideas. In order to separate us from our DISTRACTIONS, God will have to REMOVE SOME OF US OUT OF THE SYSTEM, AND EXILE us entirely from BABYLON. Then the power of God will come to us in its fulness. The word "us" here does not mean that all Christians will have this power, but while the power is with men, it is available for us. This power is the first sign of the Manchild.

2. AARON'S ROD THAT BUDDED

The rod of Aaron budded and brought forth fruit in one night, and this rod was laid up in the ark for a witness. The circumstances of this budding arose out of a contention among the Israelites, which first showed its ugly head in Moses' sister Miriam and brother Aaron, who were jealous against him. Then it developed into open rebellion when Korah, Dathan, Abiram and On, all Levites, openly resisted Moses, and in so doing went against the orders of God Himself. The matter should have been resolved when the earth opened and took them all in, with their families, but God knew that rebellion is an iniquity which lingers in the hearts of men. Therefore, He gave further proof by making the rod of Aaron bud.

Numbers 17:5-8, "And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you. And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods. And Moses laid up the rods before the Lord in the tabernacle of witness. And it came to pass that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds."

The budding of Aaron's rod was conclusive proof of the man whom God had chosen to be "chief."

THE ROD

Even as the budding shows SUPERNATURAL FRUIT-BEARING and life-giving quality (having life within itself), so also the rod shows authority, rulership, and government. This symbol of the Manchild is saying that HE, that many-membered company, will be exalted to the place of rulership over the whole earth. This emblem of the Manchild signifies definitely the human quality of the rulership. A green branch symbolized SPIRITUALLY ALIVE HUMANITY, and this is the only emblem in the Holy of Holies that is not pure gold, not covered or engraved. God is well pleased with His people only when they bear fruit. We thus see, that within the rulership nature of the Manchild, there is the LOVE NATURE of God. Moses' rod brought down the power of Egypt, destroyed armies, pushed back the waves, gave Israel water in the wilderness, and was the most feared object in the whole world, feared more than the cobalt bomb of our present day. YET through the rod, one could not see the fulness of the nature of God. It was government, it was rulership, it was law, justice, correction, but not LOVE. The rod of the Manchild will be different; IT WILL BE LOVE and LIFE for a sick and dying world. The scriptures which speak of this rod should at least be examined before closing.

Revelation 12:5, "And she brought forth a manchild who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God and to his throne."

Revelation 2:27, "And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father."

Psalm 2:9, "Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potters vessel."

Daniel 7:18, "But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever."

Daniel 7:27, "And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High (manchild) whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and all dominions shall serve and Him."

Note: The pronoun used for the "saints of the most High" is "Him," depicting a one-man, many-membered company as stated by Jesus in John 17:2, "that they all may be one, even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us."

Revelation 3:21, "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me IN my throne, even as I also overcame and am set down with my Father in his throne."

These scriptures do not refer to all saints, but to AN ELECT OF THE ELECT.

MOSES, CHRIST and YOU

Under the Old Covenant, Moses was the mediator, which is equal to Jesus Christ, the mediator of the new covenant. Even as Moses had a priest, Aaron, so also Christ has His elect. It stands to reason, therefore, that in the final analysis of the revelation and manifestation of Jesus Christ in the earth, that a select group of this elect should spearhead the taking of the kingdoms of this world to become the kingdom of God and His Christ, by the attaining of the perfect stature to which God is bringing all His people.

3. THE TABLES OF THE COVENANT

Hebrews 9:4, "Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant."

The tables of the covenant were two slabs of stone on which God wrote ten commandments. These tables were broken soon after, when Moses descended from the mountain, and saw the Israelites engaged in idolatry along with the priest Aaron. Moses was so upset that he threw down the tables of stone and broke them. After the building of the Ark, God gave Moses two new tables, but made Moses write these himself, whereas the first were written by the finger of God. The ministry which God has appointed in the earth is His hand.

As a symbol of the Manchild, it is important to note that the necessary power will at last be given to a people, to engrave upon the hearts of men, an engraving which is engraved upon their own hearts.

CONCLUSION

The plan of God for this age will come to its conclusion, when the full work of the will of Almighty God is accomplished in humanity. I believe that this work has progressed so far, that time is fast dying and giving way to the dawn of eternity. The next age is upon us. This dispensation is now breathing its last. THE NEXT GREAT SIGN WE LOOK FOR is the one world government to be set up (the beast system), along with the one world church. When this happens, then God will pull His people into oneness, and endow us with the final trappings of power which will be needed in such an emergency.

Now we see the one world government formed in spirit. The governments of the world have all given themselves to Satan, and are coming together for the final war against the saints.

"Then look up, and lift up your heads: for your redemption draweth nigh." Luke 21:28.

P.S. I conclude this revision in July 1995. Already we have seen the "G 7," or the seven great nations come together in Europe. Now they are faced with stopping the massacre of the Bosnians against the Serbs in fragmented Yugoslavia. They will eventually choose a one-world leader. The seven heads will produce their ten horns, and one must necessarily become the antichrist. The one-world church also is far advanced in its metamorphosis, as the Pope, in his just-published encyclical (May 30, 1995), has proclaimed himself the head of God's church on earth, and declared to all the churches that if they want the unity, spoken of by Christ in John 17, then they must accept him as their head.

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