Keys to the Kingdom
This is a letter I wrote and later thought that a few of my friends may also be blessed by it, so I am including it.
Greetings, I just found your website and agree to a large degree with what you are saying. I haven’t had a chance to read too much. I just thought I’d write and tell you about a few other things, some of which you may already know. You have it right; David’s five smooth stones are the five fold ministry of the church. He got them out of the river which speaks of revelation or the rhema word of the Scriptures. Goliath lifted himself up as God and probably represents the antichrist, or religion which has infiltrated our churches.
Wigglesworth predicted this last great revival that is almost here, and said it would be a merging of the Word and the Spirit. Where in times past it was usually one or the other, this time it will be a marriage of the two.
The key to all this is:
John 12:24 24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. Luke 8:11 says the “seed” is the Word of God. The outward must die. It is cracked open in the process, and the inner wheat germ sends down a root to grow. It symbolizes the deeper meaning of the scriptures. Faith is not just blind belief as taught in our churches. All religions have that. Faith is the revealed truth of the Word, which namely is the revelation of Jesus through the Word.
We have concentrated on the literal understanding of the Word. The only people Jesus openly revealed himself to were the Samaritans when he spoke to the woman at the well. The Samaritans are symbolic of the Gentile church. They have had the general meaning of the first fruits rain for 2000 years, yet they have never learned to get eyes to see and ears to hear what God is saying through the scriptures. They are now all asleep, and only the servants are awake to wake them up. Half will come in. Orpah returned to her gods, and only Ruth went with Naomi (the Jews returning to the land of Boaz – Jesus).
The latter rain is revelation which God is sending regarding his second coming and the revealing of the bride. He is first coming in the bride, but the bride must make herself ready. It’s the third day, the wedding feast is going on. On that third day there is a wedding going on in Caanon, and Yeshua (Jesus) is about to change the water into wine —- and he’s saved the best wine for last.
Here is the key, the ground is us, the seed is the Word of God. Jesus taught in parables to teach us that the whole Word is a parable — oh yes, it happened, but the revelation of the Messiah is hidden, for he is the sum of the scriptures. A cow is a clean animal because it re-chews it’s food and has a double hoof. It is walking on both the Old and New Testament, and it ruminates the word. The gem isn’t soothe unless it’s been tumbled. As the seed is put in the ground, the water of revelation then comes and cracks open the seed. The Holy Spirit must bring the water of revelation, for it is He that reveals Jesus to us. It’s the difference between the carnal which leads to death and the spiritual which leads to life. In chemistry regular reactions follow the conservation of mass in which no mass is gained or lost, and no energy is gained or lost. But —-if you get inside the core nucleus, you have mass changing to energy and you have power to change the world.
William Brahnam had an experience in which he was given the sword of the Lord. It had a handle of pearls, a hand guard of gold and a shaft of what looked like silver. In reading about it, it seemed to be connected to the seventh seal. We are sealed with the Holy Spirit, so the seals which only the Messiah can open are referring to seals on us. The handle of pearl speaks of the mysteries, or revelation of the proverb of the scriptures.* The gold hand guard is the glory which has been refined through the baptism of fire, and silver throughout the Scriptures speak of God’s redemption. The wedding feast for the bride is happening now.
May the Lord richly bless you, ~ Juanita
*The gates into the New Jerusalem are made of pearls also. The way in is through the hidden things, the mysteries and parables of the kingdom. As the Holy Spirit reveals the Word to you, Christ who is the Word is formed in you. Some excellent online books can be found at: charlesnewbold.com/library.html
Subject: William Branham’s vision of the bride: