REVELATION Chapter Fifteen: SAMEK

FEAST OF INGATHERING
SAMEK: Upheld, Established, Pillars, Supported, Joined to Strength 
(Updated 1/17/17; Needs Final Edit)
BY LEVI
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SAMEK, PDI
SAMEK, PDI

For the Assembly of Philadelphia– the sixth Ekklesia of brotherly love– we covered how it correlates to the sixth millennial day in God’s panoramic plan of redemption for the Jewish nation and the elect of all nations, particularly at the end of this millennium as we enter the global tribulations of the Apocalypse.

In the third chapter of Revelation, we considered how the Messiah introduced Himself as the One with the “Key of David,” meaning that He provides an entrance for all the tribes into the coming Kingdom, including those who have lost their tribal identities over the ages and those who will be grafted- like the wild olive tree of Romans 11- into the commonwealth of the Kingdom, via their faith and adoption through Christ.

To the Philadelphian Assembly the Lord promises an “open door” and a means of escape from the trials of the Year of Recompense, when the world is tested and tempted to receive the Mark of the Beast. For those who hold true to the Word and overcome, God promises to make them a “pillar” in His everlasting Temple, even Gentile believers, which means that they will not be removed or cast out of the Holy Land. Instead, they will reign with the “Great King” during the millennium (and thereafter)- i.e., the last and seventh pillar in building the Temple of Wisdom.

In the previous article, I, the scribe, explained how the Firstfruits consist of Israelites of the early apostolic harvest in the Ekklesia, but in this article we will contemplate the future of the innumerable multitude from all nations, ever since the days of Adam, will be grafted into the Kingdom, as the Ingathered fruits of the latter harvest of souls.

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Wedding Ring Letter, PDI
Wedding Ring Letter, PDI

“For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous. The LORD knows the days of the upright, and their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time [Apocalypse], and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. But the wicked shall perish; and the enemies of the LORD, like the splendor of the meadows [like grass], shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away. The wicked borrows and does not repay, but the righteous shows mercy and gives. For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, but those cursed by Him shall be cut off.” (Ps. 37:17-22) NKJV; emp. mine

Unlike the last article’s focus on bringing in the Firstfruits of Shavuot (a.k.a. Pentecost), and the Omer Wave Offering (Christ as the first of the seasonal firstfruits) that took place fifty days prior during Hag HaMatzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread), the ingathered harvest of Israel takes us to a new appointed week of holy days (also on 15th-21st days; see Moedim Paradigm), to the Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) that commemorates Israelites dwelling in tabernacles (i.e., tents, booths) during their exodus journey through the wilderness to the Promised Land. Among millions of Hebrews, other people joined with them in escaping bondage in Egypt, which is a little known fact recorded in Scriptures. The journey to the Promised Land is not merely for those who are known as God’s Firstfruits of the spiritual harvest, but the Ingathered are joined with them.
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Hence, the Feast of Ingathering shows that God invites all who will flee enslavement to the ways of the world and follow Him in obedience and faith. Thus, in an article on the sixth seal, we first saw the 144,000 Firstfruits sealed and then a great multitude from all nations waving palm branches, which is a biblical sign that the elect from all nations will celebrate and fulfill the foreshadowing Sukkot during the Apocalypse (see Lev. 23:39-40; Rev. 7:9-17). So just as the Firstfruits in the previous chapter will follow the Lamb wherever He leads, in this chapter of Revelation we find that others will come out of the Great Tribulations and be sealed for the Year of Recompense (i.e., the seventh year of Apocalypse), and the Lamb will dwell among them.
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Harvest Fruits of Feast, PDI
Harvest Fruits of Feast, PDI

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man can number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms [palm branches] in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. (Rev. 7:9-10). KJV

Very few Gentile believers celebrate Sukkot in our day, for it is considered a Jewish festival. What the vision of Revelation prophetically reveals is the fact that many Christian believers will be gathered for the coming of the Lord, to the Lamb, to dwell before God in Zion- His earthly throne. They will learn of the Sukkot gathering in the wilderness for the Promised Kingdom of God, and act upon it. 
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The gathering of the elect will come with worry, fear, dread, doubt, martyrdom before the final year, and sorrow will undoubtedly take ahold of many of the people of God, even as it did the Hebrews in the wilderness. The wait will seem like forever, and the initial excitement of understanding biblical truths of the times and Kingdom, and seeing the prophecies fulfilled, will fade (at least for  many) with the realities of a much harsher- yet temporary- life. At this point scriptural support will be needed with songs and praise to lift spirits through dark times.
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Nevertheless, for the faithful it will come. For every Old Covenant feast or holy day, there must be an unmistakable fulfillment of biblical proportion in the New Covenant faith, in this corporeal world (e.g., Hebrew Pesach to Christ’s Cross; Shavuot Firstfruits to Pentecost with the early Ekklesia). Hence, we know that there must be a great gathering of Gentile believers and lost Israelites who will be grafted into the commonwealth of the coming Kingdom at Israel and the millennial Sabbath of Messiah. This is not merely a spiritual celebration, rather it is a physical gathering for those who follow the Word, after the Antichrist is revealed midway through the Apocalypse week (2 Thess. 2:1-6).
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Seven Years of Apocalypse, IM
Seven Years of Apocalypse, IM

Sadly, rapture-believing Christians will be left behind as they stubbornly cling to the world and deny the wedding invitation- like the five virgins who did not have enough anointing oil of the Spirit and went out to meet Him too late. Those who are faithful will be sealed and hidden in the final year, which is the first year of the Great Sabbath, and Christ warns how horrible it will be for those who take flight after the sealing: “But pray you that your flight is not in the winter nor on the Sabbath Day, for then shall be Great Tribulations such has not been since the Genesis of the world to this time [Great Sabbath], no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days are curtailed, no flesh would be saved, but for the elects’ sake those days shall be curtailed” (tran. & intrpl. mine).

Moreover, for those who want to fulfill the Feast of Tabernacles in the wilderness, seeking to do so on the Day of the Lord and His Year of Recompense is not the preferable time; for this reason, the sealed elect of the nations are shown the year before the seventh year/seal is opened. (NB: As for knowing when the Day of the Lord, the Great Sabbath, will come, I can only provide readers my best estimate, c. 2029 +/-4, but Christ gives us the time when those in Jerusalem should flee, which is when the Abomination of Desolation is revealed in the Temple.)
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Tabernacles, Ingathered Harvest Feast, PDI
Tabernacles, Ingathered Harvest Feast, PDI

For some readers, this gathering that I assert seems like a very long time away from today, especially with hundreds of thousands of Christians already suffering beheadings, enslavement, and various tribulations in Iraq, Syria, and other parts of Asia and Africa, and even globally; but the years pass quickly, and the worst will soon be upon us all.

Much of the world forbids Christian teachings, especially within communist nations of Asia, and Western leaders have grown secular with minds set on a new, progressive world order of elitist utopia; they have already begun silencing Christianity, scheming, and pushing their socially progressive agenda to diminish our traditional places in society.

When Saudi Arabia recently made bringing a Bible into their country punishable by the death penalty (i.e., by their government sanctioned beheadings of Christians), the U.S. and Western governments said practically nothing to offend their oil allies and Islamic masters. Ancient churches, museums, and memorials that have survived centuries are now burned and destroyed with little more than verbal acknowledgement by Western leaders.

Just as God’s youth with be the most enlightened people of biblical faith in these final days, as their knowledge is increased, the generation of Satan is watching this hate and indifference to Christian troubles, and they are taking their place as the most dark and evil, selfish and corrupt people that the world has ever produced. Already evil abounds and the love of many grows cold, as Christ said would occur.

I encourage everyone who is not willing to surrender their all to perhaps consider not entering through the opening door. Only those who believe that the glory of following the Lord is worthy even unto death, if it so happens, should pilgrimage to the Feast of Tabernacles in the wilderness. God will raise the dead of those who are martyred in their plight, but He will not tolerate faithlessness, continuous bickering and bitterness, wickedness, or maliciousness as He suffered the Hebrews in the wilderness for 40 years. They were brought out as a whole nation, but the gathering of the Holy Spirit-inspired elect for the Kingdom of Heaven is voluntary- for those who are completely given over to the Word and will of God despite potential persecution.
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He calls those who are willing to walk through Hell in faith and love of His Word, daring to believe in the midst of this increasing world storm. He calls the steadfast ones; these are the ones whom He will uphold and make permanent pillars in His Temple. Thus, I do not encourage those who are weak in spirit and young, who cherish their lives above their faiths, but only the few whom the Lord says will lay down their worldly lives and enter through the narrow gate.
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Indeed, I want no evil to come upon the people of the Lord, but it is increasing nonetheless. Before paradise comes, the Middle Eastern hell that Satan has created with the children of the “False Prophet,” for the express purpose of preventing the Sukkot and Kingdom, will not be an inviting place. In fact, I encourage anyone who does not have the stomach to see the pictures of Muslim barbarity and beheadings of innocents to stay home, and let only the lions-at-heart deal with the hyenas and jackals of the wilderness.
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Israel In The Wilderness, PDI
Israel In The Wilderness, PDI

Surely he will never be shaken; the righteous will be in everlasting remembrance. He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. His heart is established [Samek]; he will not be afraid, until he sees his desires upon his enemies. (Ps. 112:6-8) NKJV; intrpl. mine

For to you the Sword of the Spirit now revolves in your hands, to your encouragement and for defense through the dark days of the encroaching storm- a light within the dark places of doom and despair, and the hope of hearts that trust in their Maker. None shall appear empty-handed before the Lord, as written in Scripture, but indeed, you shall carry the sword of His Word and the sturdy shield of this faith. To the final and determining advance of the just in our age at the battle of the gate, the Army of the Lord’s light shall arise, steady in Spirit above the mockery and the insults hurled about from a perishing world. They assemble with a collection of faithful songs in their hearts and the silent roar of their soul for their steadfast hope, as bold lions holding their lines in the midnight of the world, with a firm stance against the looming and vehement threats of death that the earth has dispatched against them.
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Virtue and grace become their outposts, and the banners of their truth they raise from their expectant hearts. Like Daniel in the lion’s den and David before Goliath, they are the lightly esteemed conquerors exalted for faith in God and His Word. They come for the glory, and they come for the truth, to the wings of the prophets for the Kingdom, and for the rising of the Sun of Righteousness upon the millennial morning of the world. Every word spoken against them by the children of the damned, and all animosity designed to crush their faiths and fortitude, will be required of the rebellious- those who venture to break the will and spirits of the elect children of God. Every betrayal of the saints will be held to Divine account, in judgment for justification at the vengeance of their loving Father. Though they fall seven times, the just shall arise, as it is written, in everlasting faith, but those who hate the Lord and His Word are already destined to everlasting shame and destruction.
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Warriors For Truth, PDI
Warriors For Truth, PDI

Be courageous for the truth, or be condemned with the falling world. For every one of the Lord’s own is tempered as a veteran warrior, accustomed to fighting as a soldier in small bands for His truths, boldly planted against the advancing hordes of demons and dark spiritual entities. They stand firm in The Way, but when they advance, the gates of hell cannot prevail against them; for indeed they are a fearsome power to behold on their march, breaking-down the defenses and prison gates, the strongholds of slavery and any fortitude of lies with the sword of the Word. They release the prisoners of fear, bursting through walls with great shields of faith, showing the love and the salvation of God for His humble ones.

And if the midnight of doom break upon them in the winter of this cursed world, they have a Commander of the hosts who will surely arise and crush all devices that have assembled against them. These are those who dare to stand in the spotlight of the world, to becoming spectacles for the ancient Word and the righteousness decreed by a faultless faith. And there, where they are appointed to make their stance, comes the true and Primal Light of Creation with grace, unseen carnal eyes, sent down from Heaven to strengthen them in The Way. Concerning these things, they will sing in the flowering spring of the new age of holiness, understanding, wisdom, trust in God, and the everlasting mercy in which the Most High has bestowed upon them.

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The Messiah Comes, PDI
The Messiah Comes, PDI

Thus, no matter what evils may press forward at the threshold of the Great Sabbath Kingdom, and no matter what forces are constructed to deride the Assembly, having done all to stand, as the apostle has said, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD our God.

For, as Scripture has proclaimed, they will surely gather against you, and the raging spirit of their father will indwell them; but you are not of the fearful and unbelieving who will by no means enter the Kingdom; you are the called, the faithful, the sought-out, the bold, the chosen, and the selected elect. All things holy in the spiritual world are lightly esteemed by them, the children of the wicked age, and their faiths are only in the powers of evil and deception to destroy, but you have been conditioned to comprehend the glorious mysteries of our God; you have received the blessings to understand the millennial works of salvation in the making, by the will and wisdom of God.

Thus, if you are called, and you are faithful to go, stand and witness to the appointed times and the power of the Lord, disregarding all obstacles and snares of the adversary, believing the promises given unto you. Do not forsake your brothers and sisters who are true among the Jews, and stand for righteousness when evil approaches on the outskirts of doom. Death and Hell come down to Earth, but you will prove true to God as those who have faithfully fallen in centuries of sorrows before you. As written, believers beheaded by the children of the False Prophet Mohammad will reign with the Messiah during the Great Sabbath.  

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Petra, Jordan, PDI
Petra, Jordan, PDI

For faith without works is dead, and there is no great victory without great trials of your faiths. Before the true Sun rises to chase away the dark shadows of the night, first comes the plight of the just which is established by the Spirit and might of your Father who is in heaven.

With victory- forever triumphant- good and truth will prevail. Pay no heed to the preachers of the damned who oppose the glorious works that God does through His people; they will fall as you surely stand. Give no ear to the haughtiness of oppositional naysayers who boast in the world, for at their demise is your righteousness and glory established. And they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet.

I send these words of encouragement to you, the Ingathered harvest, by the Spirit, knowing that you will be burdened with a darkness greater than has been known to the world. The whole world will vehemently rage against you. Yet, as Scripture decrees, greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. Let His holiness be your light in the pitch-black nights of the apocalyptic world. Let His love for you become your confidence in knowing that you are always abiding in His sight. And if you are destined to take-up your cross, trust that a new life of joy and honor will be your crowning achievement in but the twinkling of an eye; for the Light of our God shall flash across the Apple of His Eye. He will be seen in the skies over Israel and raise His people. All these things are temporary and soon to pass, but the everlasting dominion of glory is at the doors.

This you have not stumbled upon, but it has been brought to you, which is called the “Day of the LORD”- a day of sorrow for those who reject His witnesses and many signs of the times, but a day of passing trials to celebration and serenity for you- life beyond death, light beyond darkness, joy beyond sorrows.

Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete. (Rev. 15:1) NKJV
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Stand With Israel, For God's Sake, PDI
Stand With Israel, For God’s Sake, PDI

To discern how these seven last plagues on the rebelling nations fit within the formerly described plagues of the trumpets, we must understand how the reporter or watcher is explaining them. Suppose a meteorite struck the earth. A reporter could explain how the devastating occurrence killed the wildlife in the region. Then, giving a later report, the reporter could mention further devastation, explaining how the trees were burned-down in the area. Or, the reporter could show footage of animal carnage to one group, then footage of charred trees for the interest of another group. Even though the two catastrophes occurred from the same meteorite, they may be explained as two unique visions. It would be left for the reader or news watcher to discern by the corresponding details that both stories were in fact the taken from the same event.

In the next article, which is on the next chapter of Revelation, I will join the former and latter details together so that the reader can see the order of events which will occur on the Year of Recompense. As the Ingathered are mixed into the Firstfruits, so must their visions be brought together for full revelation and unveiling. Revelation, showing the gathered elect while showing the last plagues, reveals that they are also sealed before God for the final year of the Apocalypse, even as the Firstfruits were shown prophesying to the world during the final year.
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Before the sealing comes, there will be many martyrs among the faithful. Some will be victorious by refusing the mark as martyrs, while others will be sealed during the wilderness Sukkot. Remember, the fifth year of the seven will be the Year of Martyrs, just before the sealing. Some will be gathered out of great tribulation and sealed after the Year of Martyrs, as pictured in the passage below, standing on a solid, clear sea. The clear sea depicts the Word of God as an ocean to the saved of the nations. They stand solidly on the waters of the Word, and the Word, mixed with the fire of the Spirit, upholds them before God. Spiritually, they are gathered into His presence, and He is in their midst.    
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Impression of Gathering, PDI
Impression of Gathering, PDI

And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: “Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, for your judgments have been manifest. (Rev. 15:2-4) NKJV

Consider that these saints are not people saved in ignorance of the Word and the mysteries of God. They glorify the works and confess that the prophecies are true. Furthermore, they speak of earthly truths- that the nations will come before the Lord to worship, which is in Jerusalem of Zion during the millennium of the King (see Zech. 14:16-21).
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Just as the Firstfruits have a song, the Ingathered sing a song that confesses that they will be alive and sealed. The Song of Moses that they will sing is a song of deliverance in the wilderness, when the children of Israel were saved from the flood of troops that sought to destroy them under the command of the Pharaoh (see Ex. 15:1-21). The Lord was called the people’s “strength and song,” “salvation,” and “a Man of war” who “dashed the enemies in pieces.” They did not sing, ‘O we are dead, and now they will die, too.’ They did not plead, “How long, O Lord, before You avenge our blood?” The song they will sing is about the power of God to save His people in the land of the living, at the appointed time. The foreshadowing song explains that Pharaoh “rose against” God and pursued His people to “overtake them,” “divide the spoil,” and “destroy them” in the wilderness. Yet the Hebrews had victory with God’s help, just as the elect will be given two wings when a flood of troops comes after them (see article on Chapter 12). With the Right Hand of God, the “earth swallowed them” as God led the people He had “redeemed,” and “guided them” in strength to His “holy habitation.” The surrounding nations would fear and the inhabitants of Canaan would “melt away.” This was done to still the nations as God’s people “passed over.” These were the people God had “purchased” to plant them in the “mountain of [His] inheritance”- the place He had made for His eternal dwelling: His sanctuary” that His work established in the earth, where “the LORD will reign forever and ever.”
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Keeping Sukkot Today, PDI
Keeping Sukkot Today, PDI

Again, the song that the great multitude will sing is about being pursued by a world empire and miraculously saved in the wilderness. It is about being redeemed and saved in life. It is about being brought to the Promised Land.

During the Year of Recompense, the sealed and Ingathered harvest of God will celebrate in salvation. They will praise the Lord for standing against a world which will pursue them to destroy them. Their spirits are before the spiritual throne of God after being sealed for the final year and marriage, but their bodies are alive on Earth for the coming throne at Jerusalem. And, not to be discounted, even those who were martyred will be raised by Christ when He comes. 

In the hardness of Pharaoh’s heart, and his refusal to let the Israelites go and meet the Lord in the wilderness on the third day, we perceive a sign of the resistance of the Antichrist against those who are gathering for God. His troops are the ones who seek to prevent the coming Kingdom of Heaven at Zion, where the Lord has sworn He will reign through the Messiah over the nations of the world. Yet, as with the shadows of old, they will escape to be presented to the Lord on the third day- the third millennial day since the cross. And those martyred by the Beast and False Prophet before the sealing will be raised to reign with them. Indeed, the Apocalypse is twofold- the resistance of the Antichrist and God forcing the Beast to let the people of God go.
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Field of Harvest, PDI
Field of Harvest, PDI

The Lord cursed the earth with lice because of the hardness of Pharaoh’s heart. The Lord cursed all Egypt’s waters with blood because they would not let the elect go to the place of the Lord. The Lord brought darkness on them for three days for their rebellion. The Lord brought plaque upon plague on them, devastating their nation with fire and hail, and cursing them with frogs and locusts. He cursed their flesh with boils and sores from the dust. The livestock were killed and the harvest of the field was destroyed. Yet still they would not believe and let the elect nation escape into the wilderness to be before the Lord. All these things He did because Egypt rebelled against the Lord and His will for His people; and these things are for a witness written in the shadows to the leaders of the world during the days of the Apocalypse: Do not harden yours hearts against the will of God. As for the meaning of the Egyptian plagues, I will cover each in another article, God willing.

After these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened. And out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues, clothed in pure bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden bands. Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever. The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed. (Rev. 15:5-8) NKJV
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Nobody able to enter the Temple of Heaven reveals that a door will be shut to people during the seventh millennial day, on the Year of Recompense, just after the period of silence in Heaven. From the time when the door is shut in the 7th year, until the end of the Year of Vengeance, is a period like a wedding, wherein no one else is sealed or gathered to the elect who wait upon the Lord. (Remember the five virgins who were late to the bridal chamber.)
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In this article we have taken a closer look at the Ingathered harvest of the Kingdom of God, which in ancient days was kept during the Feast of Tabernacles, Tishri 15-21. We perceive how the elect of the nations are gathered and saved by the power of God, not being appointed to the wrath of God and His Year of Recompense. In the next article, on the next chapter, we will consider the Year of Vengeance on the world and how the nations will react to the Lord.
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All Your works shall praise You, O LORD, and Your saints shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, and talk of Your power, to make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You give them their food in due season. (Ps. 143:10-15) NKJV
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FOR THE VIRGINS WITHOUT OIL
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Martha-Boxley Pic
Martha-Boxley Image

Knowing these things, how many spiritual virgins in the churches of Replacement Theology- many of whom are able to learn- will not be prepared for the wedding of the Great King? These virgins are too fair and too far away, wandering curiously through deep and foreign forests; dancing in soft meadows to bitter-sweet melodies of religious love; musing and laughing at their latest sitcoms and social media, already adorned in flimsy white silk, playing love songs and hide-and-seek behind the oak trees; indifferent and melancholy, reading my words as a peculiar song that teases the mind and tingles the ears, but in no way taking the words of the Kingdom and warning to heart.

In the abundance of their lives, they consider my love song properly forgotten in a passing moment of intrigue, just another futile writing for passing time. Their veils are too many, and they can hardly see; their ears are too heavy, for far, far too many words have already been written and heard! The call of Zion comes from too far away, like a faint whisper on sweet, soft winds, whistling through their forest trees, hardly stirring their leaves and not much louder than the past of their haunting thoughts.

Beautiful and stunning are the words of biblical prophecy, and they repeats the lyrics thoughtlessly, but in no way will they allow any heaviness to weigh them down and grieve their hearts. They must dance for joy and avoid any burden too heavy for fair virgins to carry. The limited sunlight of their lives is too soft upon their dear, tender skin, and the twilight too romantic and dim to be distressing…so the wedding must go on without them.

They have lost track of time with concerns of the world. Their Gospels of God lack His judgments and instructions, so their joy turns to bitter sorrow, for they are foolish virgins who deceive themselves into thinking that the Gospel is centered solely upon them and their personal, spiritual journey through life. Insomuch, they deserve to stay behind in their fantasy land and sweet daydreams, which is something that they have chosen over the full Word, even until they awaken too late and know that they have been left without at the walls of glory.

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Meadow Virgin Martha-Boxley Pic
Meadow Virgin
Martha-Boxley Pic

They, the foolish virgins, are Christianity today; many are called, but few are chosen. They hear the call of Noah, but in no way will they enter the ark; they place the blood over the doorposts of their hearts, but they will in no way leave Egypt for the wilderness; they dance as David before the LORD, but in no way will they battle for the Kingdom as he did; they love the cross of Christ, but in no way will they take-up their own; they celebrate the glory of the Kingdom of Heaven, but in no way will they seek it or enter it; they love many select passages from the Scriptures, and they highlight all the sweet promises, but in no way will they learn or honor the whole Word of God. It is not that important if it does not immediately relate to them, to their prosperity and blessings, until it relates to them a little too late and it becomes most important.

So dance fair virgins, who call yourselves the “Bride of Christ,” and, by all means, sing aloud! Fantasize about your rapture to the heaven of the dead; but on this restored Earth will be the everlasting dominion of our coming King of Glory. On this Earth the Lord will gather His people with the voice of an archangel and His messengers of truth, and they will answer His call to tabernacle before the throne of His glory. 

But to every fair virgin who has ears to hear my bitter-sweet song, know with certainty that I do not write of my own things, nor do I, the scribe, ask anything from you for myself. I simply expound upon the Lord’s things. He has written His instructions in His Word to those who will answer His wedding invitation. My work is both my joy before the Lord and my burden of expounding this unwanted, untaught message. Make no mistake in your judgments on me, I neither seek glory from any of you nor your power or possessions. I have preferred to watch at a distance and not be known of you, and I only write this for the Lord, and because when I looked around I found none other to proclaim the gathering. If you judge that I have wrongly assembled the prophetic passages for self-glory, you fool yourselves, for the Lord has already declared His truths in His Word, and they will all soon come to pass.
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“Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut the doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past. For behold, the LORD comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth will also disclose her blood, and will no more cover her slain.” (Isa. 26:20-21) NKJV
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