Beyond the Veil
The plan of God for the age is like a jigsaw puzzle. Usually, a puzzle comes in a box with a picture of the completed puzzle on the cover. The picture is a helpful reference to guide you in putting the pieces together. In this analogy, we students of the Bible at the Lord's feet at the end of the age have only had a limited number of the puzzle pieces and no picture to guide us in assembling it right. We haven't even known how to be sure the pieces fit together properly. Different areas of the puzzle have been fit together over many years with regard to matching the shapes but not the colors, or, the colors have been matched at the expense of the shapes; the pieces being forced together where they don't really fit. A view of the picture the majority of Christians see is, at best, abstract art - a real "Picasso"! Without significantly more help, there is no hope of ever getting the puzzle together properly. But finally, as the age draws to a close, help is arriving! Those sent to illuminate the project with light from above have been busy about the work.
The first thing a skillful jigsaw puzzle assembler does is find all the pieces with a straight edge because these form the border. The border is assembled first because it defines the puzzle's basic structure and gives a context within which to add the other pieces. Friends, the border pieces are those dealing with chronology. Just like chronology gives us the structure upon which to hang the events of history and allow us to make sense of it, chronology also gives us the structure upon which to hang the events of the future. Knowing the order and sequencing of events enables us to fit the border of the puzzle together. When we know the order of the events, the relationship between the events exposes crucial information that unveils their meaning. When we get a block of pieces fitting together, we step back and with a new perspective begin to see how the various blocks of pieces are looking and the picture of the whole plan on the cover of a box we've never seen begins to come into view. By His grace this is our privilege, to see such a revelation in our time!
So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom
Do return, O Lord; how long will it be?
This course of study is called "Beyond the Veil" because it pertains to the seeing and hearing of what is going on beyond the veil that obscures the spiritual realm from the natural. Beyond the Veil is also where we want to be because that is where we are in His presence!
We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away. 14 But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:13-18
Quoting from Keys to Developing a Hearing Ear, consider how the matter of veiling is similar to an onion in that there are layers, and also how things obscured are very minutely overseen by the Lord, who hides and reveals according to His good pleasure.
"This veil is not a single veil, which, when taken away, reveals all there is to be seen. It is a layered veiling, a matter of limits and degrees. In a military or a corporate environment there are various levels of security access in a system that is monitored very closely. Granting access to only the right people at the right time is the critical feature of an appropriate security system. Security clearance is a special privilege granted to the trustworthy on a "need to know" basis."
And Elisha prayed, "O Lord, open his eyes so he may see." then the Lord opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
2 Kings 6:17
The One whose will is going to be done on earth as it is in heaven moves sovereignly over His creation. He appoints times and fulfills His promise to reveal all things before they are brought to pass. I believe this collection of writings bears witness to that truth as the Lord of Glory is opening the scroll of the book and granting insight into things that have long been held behind the veil. The veil obscuring the Lord's plans from our eyes is retreating, being moved back, revealing even His schedule of appointments with man as this age draws rapidly to a dramatic close. Yet, as it is written, we still "see through a glass darkly," with eyes that see in part.
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
1 Corinthians 13:12
It has been proved time and again that I have drawn conclusions from what I see that are not valid. I have seen in part, and that part has not yet been the fullness that I hope will come with diligent watching. I believe the Lord will soon bring this work to that greater and sufficient fullness in the appointed season, with or without my efforts. I can only cry out and call upon the Lord's mercy and abundant grace because it is no small thing to make a man worthy of entrusting such a grant of security clearance. It is not my goal merely to have a look at His appointment book, but to be found in Him, as a true friend, privy to His plans and familiar with His ways and deeds.
There is in some of the writings linked in this body of work a perspective that points to a fulfillment in the years 2005-2012, focusing on a critical season of transition in 2008. So far much has not come to pass as I expected it would. At the present time, I see too dimly to be able to discern what content will fail the truth test when brighter light is brought this side of the veil. I am keeping the content online because I believe there is value in it, even though it is as seen only in part. I also expect to be updating it as the Lord permits. As you proceed, have mercy, being mindful that as I am a work in progress, so it will be reflected in this work. Test it, and hold fast to the good.
So, where are we now in the plan of the ages for the restoration of all things? How are we expected to know how to interpret this present time if the Lord doesn't reveal what has been kept secret? His secrets are intended to be revealed to the appropriate people at the appropriate time. This is the reason we are to watch and pray, and to stay awake and sober. Honestly, we are no smarter than those who have gone before us. Over the years, men of far greater intelligence than I have tried in vain to discover the Lord's schedule of appointments with man. It is apparent that they failed because chronology has been hidden. Today, however, the secrets of time are becoming known because the time for this grace to poured out upon men has arrived! This fact is obvious to those with eyes to see. The Lord had a book placed in my hands a number of years ago that was called "Secrets of Time in Prophecy." (Stephen Jones) He made it obvious, due, in part, to the circumstances of my receiving the book, that this was to confirm what He had been teaching me and to provide further instruction to help me on the way. That the scroll of the book is opening is apparent from works like Stephen's book and in many writings of Joseph Herrin. As students of the mysteries, we have to be diligent stewards and make use of all the resources available; every prophetic language, every source of testimony. We must seek and search with passion, leaving no stone unturned in this quest for the reward that ultimately is to be brought close to the Lord, to be taken into His confidence and granted responsibility in His kingdom.
May this presentation be a blessing to you as you seek the one who is truth with your whole heart. May you find His joy as you are further conformed to His will and learn obedience in all things. By the grace of Y'shua haMashiach may there come a drawing near to Him with an increased level of intimate communion to sustain and encourage you along the way. May the one who opens the ears and eyes grant you a revelation of Himself that will stir in you the most passionate love. B'shem Y'shua.
|Beyond the Veil - Contents|
Take a fresh look at this topic of whether the time of the coming of the Lord may be known in advance. Many are discovering that, as Noah knew, so can you!
The accounting of time is sometimes done in sets of seven. Each unit may be called a kind of day and each set of seven a kind of week. There are three particular weeks that match, that share a common pattern. The first day of one relates to the first day of the other two. Knowledge of one week thus transfers to the other two. In this study you will find convincing evidence that it is as I have written, as primary divisions of the Creation and Millennial weeks are compared and found to match. Then, in the next study, the week of Years is addressed - the night of seven watches!
The same divisions noted in the Creation and Millennial weeks are evident in the week of years. The linked studies relating to the Exodus division are perhaps the most eye-popping revelations on the site!"
The previous group of studies (The Night of Seven Watches) revealed the positioning of some pivotal events relative to the week of years but yet, if we don't know when the week begins, we don't know when the events will happen. Is the Sovereign God going to reveal His plan before it is brought to pass, even the timing of key transitional events? Yes. He promised and He is faithful to keep His word. Some will know. If the patterns I have identified and presented in these studies are trustworthy indicators, to the degree that the patterns hold consistent we can have confidence in such a declaration of the future. I believe they will hold consistent, being that they are overseen by the Sovereign Lord. These are being revealed to us now after having been hidden for so long so we can be prepared for what is coming, knowing the Lord with confidence in His presence and love. This esoteric knowledge is not given for the immature to boast in or to be prideful about, as if merited by any personal quality or accomplishment of our own. It is given so we can have our eyes opened and stay awake and watch. We need it for encouragement and inspiration to press on in humility to greater maturity as willing and obedient participants in the Lord's plan. We can rejoice in becoming privy to the master's schedule and being granted an understanding of His awesome purposes. We should be moved to praise and worship Him as we are awed by His presence, blessed by His grace and ushered into His glory! After reading the studies linked from The Night of Seven Watches you should be aware that what you read was not just some remarkable grouping of coincidences. Incredible light has been shone upon the types and shadows of the Old and New Testaments!
At this point in the series, a number of keys remain to be addressed. The next set of studies addresses one kind of key.
What I call anchor points are where key events are able to be marked confidently on the present calendar. The various ways to anchor can be considered as means of absolute dating, and they are the subjects of this group of studies. The examples ultimately witness to the importance of Yom Kippur in 1991 as the beginning of the period of Y'shua's coming. The testimony of these remarkable interwoven prophetic witnesses also speak of the turning of the millennium in the fall of 1999, which is a necessary validation point for confidently determining where we are in the cycle of Shemittah. In this group of studies, each avenue of revelation known thus far is introduced and its credibility established. The sum of the testimonies appears to be a coherent witness.
A number of signs have been appointed for confirmation of what will be coming upon the earth. Signs are useless if they can't be interpreted, so part of the revelation being opened to us now is in preparation for when they come.
Yahweh teaches many truths in the Bible by comparing spiritual matters with activities associated with agriculture. This manner of comparison is a common literary device known as an allegory. A familiarity with this literary device is crucial to understanding the significance of the harvest festivals, times and seasons.
A brief introduction to the Holy Day calendar as the Almighty's schedule book of appointments with mankind.
The connection between the subject of resurrection and the number three is so prominent in the Bible I can hardly believe it has been overlooked! Everywhere a reference to the third day or to a third occurrence in a series is found, an obvious or a veiled reference to resurrection can be found. This is perhaps the most basic principle in understanding the cryptic revelation of the end times.
There is a pattern in the Bible where, in a given sequence of things, the Lord chooses the third element in the set for some special purpose. The first two are passed over and the third is chosen, so it is kind of a passing over principle. This pattern is found twice in the holy day calendar, and a similar pattern relates to resurrection, so, we may expect prophetic signification for our day in these patterns.
Baptism is a deep spiritual matter and a one with immense prophetic signification. This study explores some of the greater depth of the subject so that those of us at the end of the age can have an better foundation for understanding the things that will be happening in the earth.
A presentation of little known and yet crucial truths from Romans 11 that relate to the foundation of the Lord's plan of redemption, the interaction between Jew and Gentile and the catalyst for a resurrection.
The Bridegroom and the Bride! Ahhhhhh - the love story of love stories! This study addresses by many examples in type (such as Eve, Sarah, Rebecca, Ruth, Esther, Asenath, Zipporah, the woman at the well) who the Bride is and what her qualifications are.
This is quite possibly my most important work. The Bride Theft is a term that refers to the resurrection event pictured in the Hebrew tradition of the Bridegroom stealing His Bride away in the night out of her Father's house. This is not the pre-trib rapture, but a selective choice out from among those accounted as the church.
The Moon is presented as a messianic bride symbol.
Like the number three, these numbers are also related to the theme of resurrection.
"I will raise him up at the last day." The Lord Y'shua made that same exact statement three times, which happens to be the number that signifies resurrection. For a long time, these three words seemed to me like such a vague reference that they meant very little. Then, after becoming a bit more educated in the subject of the timing of resurrections I found a study of the phrase suprisingly interesting!
Have you ever wondered what time of day the Bride Theft / 144k sealing will occur? Does it really matter what time of day it will be? From the perspective of taking some specific action like staying awake, dressing in a certain manner, or, being in a particular place, it doesn't seem likely. But from another perspective, I think it does matter, because there is always wisdom and insight to be gained in the sincere and passionate pursuit of knowledge of the times and seasons.