What is the Holy Order?
NCW 70, February - April 2001
Q. What is the "Holy Order"?
A. The 'Holy Order' is another name for the Chavurat Bekorot which translates from the Hebrew as "Community of the Firstborn" or "Church of the Firstborn" (Heb.12:22-24), Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) being the "Firstborn", where its allusion is the Heavenly Jerusalem or Mount Zion.
Specifically, the Holy Order is the "order" or "disciplined fellowship" of Yahweh's Priesthood to which all believers are called. It is the "new order" (Heb.9:10, NIV) that had replaced the "old order", that is, the New Covenant in its full manifestation. As such, therefore, the Holy Order is not the Church of God (Assembly of Yahweh) which is the assembly or fellowship of all believers but specifically those called into the Apostleship, Eldership and Deaconate.
This Apostolic Order is described in the Book of Acts in terms of the Jerusalem-based patriarchal apostolic theocracy, what we would call a "firstborn colony" where the saints held everything in common (the "United Order of All Things in Common") and lived together, sharing meals, etc.,as opposed to the simpler congregational house-church system which obtained elsewhere.
We believe that in New Testament times there was only one Firstborn Colony of the Holy Order initially based in Jerusalem and later transferred to Ephesus under the leadership of the Apostle John. This was, if you like, the 'home base' of the Apostles from whence they were sent out, and thus served as a kind of Church 'headquarters' to which the saints would gather for apostolic councils (e.g. the Jerusalem Council under James' headship). As the remainder of the 12 tribes were at that time scattered, there was only one Firstborn Colony. In our day, as the Twelve Tribes are gathered, there shall be twelve such colonies scattered around the world. The first prototype version has already been started in Scandinavia amongst the diaspora of Ephraim. Others will eventually appear elsewhere under apostolic dispensation.
In a nutshell, the Holy Order, when perfectly organised, consists of twelve apostolic firstborn colonies - one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel - each of which is presided over by one of the twelve end-time apostles (who are now in the process of being gathered) whose purpose is threefold:
This is an on-going process that has been in the works for many years now. See the 1619 prophecy for further details of this end-time work.
(1) Gathering the remnant which is to pass through the Tribulation unharmed;
(2) Preparining under the guidance of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) the groundwork for the Saviour's return and the establishment of the Millennial Theocracy; and
(3) Providing leadership for the local house-churches by ordaining pastors and elders therein and training priesthood officers in their several callings.
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