2) G-d pitches His Tabernacle of Living Stones according to the BLUE-PRINT
For the past centuries most of the Book of Daniel and Revelation seemed impossible to under- stand, apparently written in a secret code. However, because of present day events, and the tremendous increase of knowledge, we can decode the information contained in these two books1. As a result, in our end days we can open the seal to their understanding. The Book of Revelation encapsulates the final moments of the Church as we know it, this being the “Rapture”. As presented in the book of Revelation this removal of the Church/Kehila occurs in several stages amd over a period of time.
Nevertheless, the precise sequence and timing of seven stages by which G-d removes the saints from the earth cannot be established with absolute certainty. Only the times of the Two Witnesses, of the Manchild-Company and of the Rear Guard saints can be fixed exactly. Consequently, the order I present must be regarded as a careful attempt based on the pattern, by which Moses set up the Tabernacle, as shown above.
The first four groups are all seen standing in
heaven before the throne of G-d and before the Lamb. The only group of
saints allowed into the Holy of Holies during the Mosaic dispensation,
into the Presence of G-d upon the Mercy Seat, between the Cherubim, were
the "Cohanim", the high priests. Their consecration of most holy
set them apart from the Levitical priests' consecration of holy.
The Levites' consecration allowed them entrance into the Tent of Meeting
after all of the most holy furniture had been covered from sight. However,
their level of sanctification did not qualify them to stand in the Presence
of G-d in the Holy of Holies.
1. First stage: REMOVAL OF THE MOST HOLY TRIBULATION SAINTS
a. they are the "first fruit" from the Great Tribulation, clothed in white robes of righteousness with palm branches in their hands.*Rev. 14:14-16; Ex 34:22; Nu 15:19-20; 18:12-13
b. they are the hallowed portion of the Great Harvest* to come, the "first fruit" of the Lord's harvest on the earth. They are a most holy heave portion in fulfillment of the heave portion from the threshing floor in the O.T.Mt 24:40-44; Lk 17:34-35; Mk 13:26-27; Lk 17:24; Rev. 14:14-16;
Rev. 16:15*; Zech. 14:3-5
e. with these saints we understand the mystical words of our Lord concerning His Coming like a thief and, "one will be taken up and another left behind." For this most holy heave portion of His Great Harvest He comes like a thief, taking some and leaving others. For the remaining Great Harvest itself, He comes visibly upon the clouds. Then those who were left behind at His Coming "like a thief" will be taken up while yet again others, which I call the "rear guard", or "last trumpet" saints*, will be left behind. For their removal the Lord will come again like a thief* before His final Appearance with glory and great wrath on the Mt.of Olives.Mt 24:21; Jn 14:3; Rev. 8:3-4
f. their removal takes place between the sixth and seventh seal, during which time G-d commands 144,000 people to be sealed2.The 1st stage [most holy] of the First Resurrection is completed!
2. Second stage: REMOVAL OF THE TWO WITNESSES
Rev. 11:12; Zech. 4:1-14
a. they are the "two olive trees" and the "two lampstands" which stand before the L-RD of the earth; i.e., they belong to the portion of saints which are most holy (see Y for artwork).Ro 6:21, 23; Ro 7:5; 8:6; 1 Cor. 15:56
c. they are utterly undefiled when they come to bear testimony against all the corruption in the earth. Some believe the two witnesses to be Elijah and Moses, others Enoch and Elijah. Whoever the two will be3, their death and resurrection will join them to the most holy portion of the Body of Messiah, in Whose Name they will bear testimony for 3 1/2years.Rev. 11:19
d. their "rapture" occurs just before the seventh trumpet is blown, and fulfills part of the furnishings of the Holy of Holies. Following their catching up, we see the Holy of Holies with the Ark of the Covenant in its place.The 2nd stage [most holy] of the First Resurrection is completed!
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