Date: 04/01/2020 Issue Number: 381
The last half of Isaiah (chapters 40-66) shift the focus from the destruction of the Kingdom to the restoration of the Kingdom, from warning to comfort, from the casting away to the regathering of God’s people. It is here where the prophecy in Isaiah’s name emerges clearly, for it is all about the salvation of the Kingdom and its people.
The introduction is seen in Isaiah 40:1, 2,
1 Comfort, O comfort My people,” says your God. 2 “Speak kindly to Jerusalem, and call out to her, that her wa…
Date: 03/01/2020 Issue Number: 380
The prophet Isaiah was a type of Christ. His Hebrew name is Yeshayah, a combination of Yasha and Yah. The word yasha is the root word (verb) that means “to save.” Yeshua is the noun, “savior.” Yeshayah means “Yah saves.”
Hence, Yeshua (Jesus) and Yeshayah (Isaiah) mean the same thing.
Isaiah’s commission is given in Isaiah 6:8,
8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me.&rd…
Date: 02/01/2020 Issue Number: 379
I have often talked about Saul as an important type of the church during the Pentecostal Age. Yet before he was crowned king on the day of wheat harvest, i.e., Pentecost, he was actually a type Christ, prophesying of deliverance over the devil through the power of the cross.
Saul’s coronation took place in 1 Samuel 12, but he was a type of Christ in chapter 11.
1 Samuel 11:1, 2 begins that story:
1 Now Nahash the Ammonite came up and besieged Jabesh-gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, &…
Date: 01/01/2020 Issue Number: 378
One of the most important and prominent prophetic types of Christ is King David. Every kingdom must have a king. David is the most notable type prophesying Christ as King.
The concept of the king goes back to the original Dominion Mandate given to Adam in Gen. 1:26,
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the…
Date: 12/01/2019 Issue Number: 377
When Moses was about to die, he commissioned Joshua to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. In this, he was a type of Christ, who is called to lead us into the Promised Land, or the Kingdom. The Hebrew name, Joshua, is spelled and pronounced Yeshua, which was rendered as Iesus in the Greek New Testament.
Iesus itself was a name compounded from Ie and Sus. Ie is the Greek way of writing Yah (short for Yahweh). Sus is the Hebrew word for “horse,” which was a biblical symbol of salvation. It lite…
Date: 11/01/2019 Issue Number: 376
When Joseph was given the birthright and Judah the scepter, Levi was given the priesthood.
Moses was of the tribe of Levi.
There was an interim of three or four generations between Levi and the first actual priest (Aaron, who was Moses’ older brother). Scripture says nothing about the manner in which the right of priesthood was passed down. It was not until Aaron received the priesthood that we learn which son of Levi actually received the priesthood.
Gen. 46:11 tells us that Levi had three sons: Ger…
Date: 10/01/2019 Issue Number: 375
Abraham gave us the example of Passover faith, Isaac gave us the example of Pentecostal obedience, and Jacob gave us the example of Tabernacles agreement. The sequence culminates with Joseph, whose rule over Egypt prophesies of Christ’s Kingdom in the earth.
The feast of Passover was fulfilled when Jesus died on the cross at Passover. Pentecost was fulfilled in Acts 2 when the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples at the start of the Pentecostal Age. That age has now ended, and we are in the transition of ag…
Date: 09/01/2019 Issue Number: 374
Abraham gave us the example of Passover faith, Isaac gave us the example of Pentecostal obedience, and now Jacob gives us the example of Tabernacles agreement.
The life of Jacob as a whole lays out the entire Christian walk, culminating in his change of name and nature from Jacob, the believer, to Israel, the overcomer. As such, he is a snapshot of an overcomer, not in his early life but at the end of his wilderness journey.
Jacob was a believer from the beginning of his story, but his faith wa…
Date: 08/01/2019 Issue Number: 373
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are three distinct snapshots of the Kingdom, but yet they are closely tied together as one. Each of these men represent a different feast day revelation in the path to Sonship.
Abraham is the example of New Covenant faith, which is the revelation of Passover.
Isaac is the example of obedience, which is the revelation of Pentecost.
Jacob is the example of agreement, which is the revelation of Tabernacles.
When applied to the division of time into ages, we see also a progression of the K…
Date: 07/01/2019 Issue Number: 372
The Kingdom of God was established on earth at the time of creation. However, when Adam and Eve sinned, there was a disruption. With the loss of immortality, the essence of Kingdom life was lost, leaving only residual features that also began to be degraded.
It is not that the Kingdom of God ceased to exist. After all, creation was still owned by the sovereign Creator by virtue of His labor. But because Adam had been given authority under God, Adam’s sin gave him a debt that he could not pay. Therefore, the …
Date: 06/01/2019 Issue Number: 371
Many have asked questions about life in the Kingdom after the second coming of Christ. They are curious as to the changes that will occur between now and then, both in one’s personal life and in the governments of the world. In this issue we will attempt to explore these questions.
Obviously, since we are peering into the future, we know that we seeing through a glass darkly, as it were. The future has no real precedent from the past. We have only glimpses of the future, prophesied through types and shadows …
Date: 05/01/2019 Issue Number: 370
On March 22-24, 2001, God led us to conduct a prayer campaign with the awkward title: He is Building Effective Apostleship. In recent weeks our home team began to discern that this was soon to be revisited (on the next level, of course). Then this topic disappeared from sight until April 21, when we were suddenly given revelation needed to understand the next phase of this emerging ministry.
Apostleship can be seen as the leadership of the five-fold ministry that Paul mentions in Eph. 4:11-13,
11 And He gave some…