Month 1:7, Week 1:6 (Sheshi/Kippur), Year:Day 5939:7 AM|
2Exodus 1/40, Messianic Countdown 72/23
Gregorian Calendar Thursday 26 March 2015
The Great 2015 Dedication VII
Sin Offerings for the Sin Nature III
Continued from Part 6
Teaching Session on the Courtyard of the Tabernacle I
"He Himself gave some to be apostles, some nevi'im (prophets), some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the qodeshim (saints, set-apart ones) for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Messiah, till we all come to the unity of the emunah (faith) and of the knowledge of the Son of Elohim (God), to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Messiah; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the emet (truth) in ahavah (love), may grow up in all things into Him who is the head -- Messiah -- from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in ahavah (love)" (Eph.4:11-16, NKJV).
The morning session consisted for the most part of a long discussion of the Courtyard of the Tabernacle with an extensive reading from B.R.Hicks' work, Precious Gem in the Tabernacle , in which the dimensions, composition and symbolic meanings of the Gate of the Court, the Brazen Altar and the Laver (chapters IV-VI) were examined in considerable depth. This is too long to reproduce and impractical to summarise here, key elements of which are covered in various of the later write-ups of the daily goings-on in the Dedication process.
Necessity of Cooperative Effort
Brother Ljungstrand shared Ephesians 4:11 (above) and went on to discuss the various callings all and sundry have been - and will be - given in the Remnant and how important the cooperative effort is to the perfecting of everyone in it.
Discussionon the Downing of the Germanwings Airliner
A number of discussions followed on the downing of the Germanwings flight from Barcelona over the Franco-Swiss Alps by what was almost certainly a new NATO laser weapon and was not, as the media claimed, the work of a suicide bomber in the form of the Muslim pilot.
Discussion on the Restoration of Königsberg
and Normalisation of German-Russian Relations
Another short discussion followed on a future restoration of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad) to Germany as perhaps a bargaining clip to align Germany with Russia and take here away from the USA sphere. The two nations have always prospered the most when they have been closely connected but world war has followed when they have not. The return of Northern East Prussia to Germany might well seal a new alliance and create a new peace in Europe following the attempts by the élite-controlled USA to ignite a Third World War over the Ukraine.
Strictly Guarding the Ark
From the international scene the assembly went on to discuss NCAY and the importance of guarding its integrity against both external storms and any possible internal attempts to modify its mission. It must be continually born in mind that those outside the ark will always be angry with those inside the ark for not admitting them when the going gets tough and it becomes plain that Yahweh's hand is on this work. It is not long before the wailing turns to anger and the spirit of murder when the unsaved and lawless expect to receive the same reward as the true talmidim (disciples) even they invested no effort in its making. The Patriarchate will therefore always closely and, when necessarily, firecely guard this work as they do the mitzvot (commandments), remembering that guarding the Torah is integral to obeying it.
The Importance of all the Divisions of Israel from the Family Upwards
We cannot weaken or loosen family boundaries to admit lawlessness from outside than we can loosen the Family Boundaries of Messianic Israel - the boundaries established through and by families, clans, tribes and the whole nation, no matter how much those outside rant and rail. Where Satan cannot destroy by a headlong assault he will attempt to destroy through the weakening of family authorities, ties and rules. When you have an ecumenical family you cease, eventually, to have a family, which was the goal of communism and remains the goal of all brands of socialism and liberalism still. It was also a destructive spiritual current within the hippie movement of the 1960's and 1970's. The same is true of assemblies (families of families) and associations (families of families of families). Israel can only be restored through familial identity at all levels, beginning with the patriarchal family and advancing to local assemblies and (while in diaspora) collections of assembles linked by common Torah. Such is NCAY and without restoration of that kind of confederation of families under apostolic rule there can be no gathering of the 12 tribes without complete anarchy resulting. 'Moses' will not the advice of 'Jethro' this time.
The Need for Stillness
Sister Hayden contrasted the wailing and chaos outside the ark as the flood waters rose with the stillness within it of Noah and his family. She recounted how one charismatic minister - uncharacteristically - had once urged silence when all the members wanted to do was clap, speak in tongues and engage in praise-and-worship. It is hard to be still for most but an essential discipline nonetheless both to finding inner shalom (peace) as well as to hearing the living Davar Elohim (Word of God) for the moment. There is a time for singing and clapping but there is also a time for stillness. Somewhere between the Charismatics and the Quakers (their false teachings and practices aside) there is an acceptable and needed balance.
Water Must Be Followed by Fire: The Lake and the River
The matter of the necessity of dealing with personal issues at this time was brought up more than once with Brother Ljungstrand reminding the assembly that water-baptism is supposed to be followed by fire-baptism whose purpose is to 'purify the floor' or foundations of the human soul by burning the chaff thrashed out of it through the trials sent to us to shake us out of our apathy or deviatant thinking and behaviour. Yahweh is both ahavah (love) and unquenchable fire which is what the lake of fire and brimstone is His cleansing agent. Brother Ljungstrand pointed out that this lake was synonymous with Daniel's river of fire:
Invoking Yahweh's Fire
"As I looked, thrones were set in place,
and the Ancient of Days took his seat.
His clothing was as white as snow;
the hair of His head was white like wool.
His throne was flaming with fire,
and its wheels were all ablaze.
A river of fire was flowing,
coming out from before Him.
Thousands upon thousands attended Him;
ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him.
The court was seated,
and the books were opened" (Dan.7:9-10, NIV).
"Let the fire come into my life!" was the prayer of the assembly.
The Season of Measuring
"Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much" (James 5:16, NKJV).
Studies of the Tabernacle II
"Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the malak (angel) stood, saying, 'Rise and measure the temple of Elohim (God), the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months" (Rev.11:1-3, NKJV).
The afternoon session was occupied with a study of the spiritual proportions of the temple, continuing in the reading of B.R.Hick's monumental work, Precious Gem in the Tabernacle, so that the assembly might make preparations for entry into the Sanctuary the day after the sabbath. This study is not recorded here.
The Flood of Information and How to Use It
Brother Ljungstrand expressed grattitude for all the information that is available through the media today that was completely inaccessible by earlier generations. Though the official media has been used as a tool of brainwashing and control by the élites, the unofficial media, using the same internet technology with millions of articles, videos and audios, has proved to be a double-edged sword inasmuch as it is informing people both of the Besorah (Gospel) and informing the general public of the devilry in government. He pointed out that with all this extra knowledge comes extra responsibility and the duty to disseminate it as widely as possible, warning the world of what is to come, prepare the people, and to bring the Besorah (Gospel) of Salvation to areas that otherwise might be inaccessible.
The Fear of Dying to Self and the Flesh
Brother Rydin openly confessed, as the meeting concluded around the theme of the dimensions of the Tabernacle, his fear of dying to the flesh and what that might entail in the days ahead, a sentiment shared by all.
 Mexican Inland Missionary Society, USA: 1961
Continued in Part 8