The Two Witnesses - Part 2 - Understanding the Royal Melchizedek Priesthood by Chris Ardern

 

The following is a very powerful and eye-opening message concerning the exciting and hopeful truths pertaining to the
Two Witnesses

 

INTRODUCTION

 

It is very interesting what God is doing these days that in spite of all the mega-churches everywhere, God is really using little podcast ministers who are putting out podcasts, videos, and studies on blogs where we really find the meat of scripture today. This is a time that God is revealing His secrets through His servants, the prophets. It’s ironic that we have this situation, but on the other hand, it’s really nice about the way that we as these ‘cottage industry preachers’ are not under the set schedule of having to have a sermon ready every Sunday morning. I just get exhausted even thinking about that, what these pastors must go through.

 

I still have my fingers in seeing what these churches are doing. A lot of them are still places where many of my friends are still ‘church Christians’. Not too many come to see me anymore but keep me at arm’s length. I always go to church when I’m invited even though I end up getting kicked out. A good friend of mine invited me to a men’s group even though he is a man who is just a product of the system. He is a person just trudging back and forth to church to merely get the milk of Christianity. But this is a nice group of guys and they are studying the book of Romans and sharing about law and grace. It has been enjoyable to go through Christianity 101 with them. I am praying for discernment so I won’t get kicked out of there right away. I am thankful to have had really good chances to share with them. One of the problems, as we study Romans in the false church today, is in the misinterpretation of the word ‘grace’.  They turn grace into this ‘magic umbrella’ that ‘covers’ us and they give this false notion that ‘when God looks at us, He doesn’t see us, He sees Jesus.’ This is the whole Billy Graham mentality that has basically brought on the great falling away today. This is why the world is in the terrible condition it is in because that false gospel, which is a lie that has been taught for so long and so many times, is actually believed to be the truth. These false teachings on grace have absolutely rendered the church powerless and it has absolutely no effect on the sin of the world today. For the truth concerning true biblical grace, please check out the following message: True Grace vs. False

 

I’ve been waiting a couple of years now to get this information together for this study today. I have to thank Matthew Nolan whom I love and listen to his YouTube teachings. But as the scripture says in Isaiah, ‘here a little, there a little, precept upon precept, line upon line’. So the way God is doing this thing is that He is giving all of us pieces of understanding, and then we all interact through this miracle of the internet. Who would have ever thought back when we were kids that this is the way it was going to end up – us communicating through this worldwide web. It is remarkable, yet at the same time, it’s a source of disgusting filth and corruption. Yet the internet is still a vehicle through which God is using to gather the elect from the four winds. He is gathering us in the common bond of truth. We are all bound together by the mortar of truth as we are the lively stones being built into the wall.

 

Matthew Nolan hit on the topic I will be discussing in this message last year. He’s been given a burden in the same way that I’ve been given a burden about the Two Witnesses. It is all that I’ve been teaching about for the past five years as it continues to grow, build, and become even clearer. But this information I have right now is so over the top that I shake just thinking about it. I’ve just been praying and waiting even though I’ve seen and understood what I’m going to be sharing with you for a while now. It is just so difficult to put together into an understandable study or teaching. You will have to go over these things for yourself too because this will be like a type of treasure map in which there have to be connections made in scripture. I could spend a lifetime teaching on this topic because the scripture connected with this is just so amazing and awesome.

 

Thankfully, to the work that Matthew Nolan has been doing, He came to realize that the scrolls of Ezekiel were put in the canon in the wrong order. We can see this because the book of Ezekiel immediately starts out with the ‘wheels inside of the wheels’ which is obviously not the beginning of the story and would be jumping the gun. However, the book of Revelation is very similar in which the story of it stops and starts over again and again. Matthew Nolan has been gifted in figuring out we need to look at the timestamps on these scrolls in order to put the canon in the correct order. For example, Matthew Nolan puts Ezekiel 1-7 at the end of chapter 48. Another huge revelation that he put together concerns the mysterious account of the temple in Ezekiel chapters 40-48 which has been a source of confusion, misunderstanding, and false doctrine for probably centuries. Especially now there is so much confusion and false doctrine since the Freemason Christianity with the mega-church system has brought about so much deception. Billy Graham has been one of the leading ‘poster boys’ for this and he was a 33 degree, Luciferian worshipping Freemason. Yet he is seen as a ‘hero’ of Christianity even though Billy Graham’s career was financed by the publishing network of William Randolph Hearst and the word came down to ‘puff Graham’. Billy Graham may have started out as OK, but he got corrupted and then became the kingpin false prophet of the day. One of the main things Graham promoted was teaching the gospel of being saved by grace through faith in which this meant that when we have the faith of the patriarchs as outlined in the book of Hebrews, then we are given grace to ‘cover our sins’ so God can’t see us since we are ‘covered by grace.’ But is this true biblical grace? No! Grace is a divine influence upon the heart, or basically the New Covenant written upon our hearts. Grace is what gives us the power to overcome sin. This is what true grace is.

 

But again, with the discovery that Matthew Nolan made concerning the last part of Ezekiel is that the temple is the provisional constitution offered to Israel to carry them from the time of the captivity when the northern kingdom was hauled away to Syria. So Ezekiel chapters 40 – 48 is about this temple that has this sacrificial system because this was all pre-cross. Many are confused due to the Freemasons taking this and turning it into the third temple deal. Most of Christianity is looking for the third temple to be built in the nation of Israel, but what they don’t realize is that we are the third temple! We are the third temple built with lively stones!

 

UNDERSTANDING THE TWO WITNESSES – THE ROYAL PRIESTHOOD

 

I will now get right into the material of this presentation. Hopefully, if any of you who are following this, who care, will now go take what I am presenting here and work with it by adding to what I am teaching. We need to connect, help one another and work together. So let’s jump into this material now.

 

My prayer is that we take this and use it for God’s glory because what I will be sharing about is the purpose of the priesthood. God is now raising up the Two Witnesses Royal Priesthood and this is what we’re called to do. I pray that we’re able to understand this material because it’s our instructions for this day. We are now preparing a way for the Lord’s return – for His second coming. As this Two Witnesses ministry is raised up in order to usher in the second coming, we are seeing all of the parallels such as what Ezekiel went through in preparing Israel for the Lord. Ezekiel was constantly trying to work with these stiff-necked people to obey and allow God to fulfill his promise. The promise that ‘if my people will humble themselves and pray, I will be their God and take care of them’ … but we can’t do this if we want to do everything our own way.

 

I have been waiting for the breakthrough to release this material which has finally occurred. The patience that is required to comprehend this material has taken me years. I’ve been stuck here because I’ve been seeing the depth of this and how it all ties together and I just finally feel the release to share it now. I feel that I can put this out now in a way that won’t confuse you. This is all I really want because I just don’t want to bring any confusion to this show since there is already enough confusion in the world.

 

To begin with, the parallels between Ezekiel and the book of Revelation are so clear. The final chapter of Ezekiel and the temple really parallel with the seven churches of Revelation and it is basically all about overcoming the church. The story is that there are seven churches with their areas of sin along with seven overcomers. The direct parallel to the seven overcomers is the Two Witnesses as the candlesticks. It is all very deep, profound, beautiful, metaphoric picture language … it is just so truly beautiful. But we have to be thinking about this prophetic language and we just can’t do this with an engineering mind. We can’t look at this metaphoric language this way and just try to simply ‘figure it out’. You have to sit back and look at the tapestry of the words that are actually pictures and allow the Lord to minister to you so you can get it into your heart.

 

So let’s ask ourselves – So what’s God been doing here all along? He has just been in longsuffering waiting for this. We see that the parallels that are in Ezekiel are really no different than the prophecy on Mount Sinai that He gave to Moses in Exodus 9:6 – “And ye shall be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that thou (Moses) shalt speak unto the children of Israel.” This was spoken about 3,000 years ago and we’re still not there, but the Lord has been gathering His obedient ones. This prophecy was only met with golden calf worship, yet God has been gathering a holy people ultimately in Sion with the Lamb as we read about in Revelation.

 

Rev. 14:1 And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him a hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
Rev. 11:25 For I would not brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles come in.
Rev. 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.

So from this, we understand that out of Sion comes a deliverer, and for us to not be ignorant of this mystery. We understand from this that the elect gathered on Mount Sion, and out of Sion comes the deliverer that will lead ungodliness from Jacob. So this is about the holy people that are going to teach Jacob the difference between the holy and the profane. It is about preparing them to be this royal priesthood, this holy nation.

 

AN OVERVIEW OF THE PARALLELS

 

Here is now an overview of some of the parallels, which are key, so that we can really see a pattern.  What Matthew Nolan did in rearranging the scrolls in Ezekiel as he put them into the correct order makes this all make sense now which is awesome! We have to keep in mind that the beast described in Revelation chapter 4 is a living creature that is not the same as the beast in Revelation which is compared to a serpent/viper which represents false teachers. Instead, Revelation chapter 4, along with its parallel scriptures found in Ezekiel chapter 1, is describing the overcomers of the seven churches as shared about in Revelation chapters 2 and 3. These chapters describe those whose hearts are perfect towards God as they hunger for the Lord which is what the Two Witnesses ministry is all about. The Two Witnesses are called to minister and to teach the difference between the holy and the profane.

We will begin with Revelation chapter 4 in comparison or patterned next to Ezekiel chapter 1.

 

Rev. 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightning and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
Rev. 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
Rev. 4:7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

 

Eze. 1:10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
Eze. 1:11
Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
Eze. 1:12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.
Eze. 1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
Eze. 1:14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
Eze. 1:15 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.

 

In the above scriptures passages, we can clearly see all of the obvious parallels. What these passages represent are the camps inside of the wilderness where we see the four beasts which align with the beasts of the tabernacle. The four beasts (living “zoe life” creatures) is a metaphor of the tabernacle in which the four beasts align with the four ensigns of the camp. The Lion is Judah – West, The Eagle is Dan – North, The Ox is Ephraim – East and the Man is Reuben – South. So these four are the ensigns around the tabernacle in the wilderness which is a picture of the church or the camp of the saints today prophetically. Of course, there is still a mystery here that we can’t even touch.

 

So let’s keep going with these parallels and see where it goes. This is an amazing study now which pertains to Gog – Magog. Gog – Magog is shared about in Ezekiel chapter 38 and it is a completely direct link to the New Testament’s Revelation chapter 20 in the spiritual and prophetically. So let’s look at Revelation chapter 20 verses 8-9 and see the way they parallel with Ezekiel chapter 38 verses 2-5.

 

Rev. 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
Rev. 20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them.

 

Eze. 38:2 Son of man, set they face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophecy against him,
Eze. 38:3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
Eze. 38:4 And I will turn thee back and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armor, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
Eze. 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

So when we look at the above scripture we see that the camp of the saints, which we just got done talking about, is the prophetic tabernacle in the wilderness today (or the church). We can see how the scripture from Revelation chapter 20 is a direct link to the verses we just shared in Ezekiel chapter 38. Also, remember that when Ezekiel 38:4 spoke of “horses and horsemen” this is completely connected to the bottomless pit of false doctrine. These horsemen are also paralleled in Revelation 9:16. The horses and horsemen come out of the bottomless pit of man’s imagination. These horses and horsemen are the Gog-Magog false teachers that speak from their own minds and their fleshly understanding. This is what it means and is so important to understand correctly. To review the very important study of the bottomless pit please see the following link: The Bottomless Pit

 

We have all these guys who are all trying to teach scripture from a completely literal standpoint and saying “scripture is literal!” Yet many of us have grown up in the church and learned that putting on the full armor of God was not literal but instead was a picture and metaphor that we have no trouble accepting. So then why do we have trouble accepting that Gog-Magog is a metaphor? The Gog-Magog message is all prophetic and all spiritual language. It’s a Gog-Magog army of false teachers that God allows to invade Israel – Israel/the church.

 

Let’s look at what Isaiah now has to say about horses and horsemen in Isaiah 31:1-3.

 

Isa 31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
Isa 31:2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.
Isa. 31:3 Now the Egyptians are men and not God, and their horses are flesh and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holden shall fall down and they all shall fail together.

 

We can see over and over in scripture that these horses and horsemen stand for fleshly teachers. They are men speaking from their own mind which is the bottomless pit of imagination. We see this happening to the full today and if it goes much further I don’t know how much more we can handle. This also pertains to the beast for the beast is the result of man’s mind doing things his own way on every level. So we have this beast kingdom today with artificial intelligence, a hadron collider trying to open up black holes and more. So this beast system is the result of man’s mind and this is where it gets us which is absolutely nowhere.

 

False Christianity believes “God does not see us when He looks on us since we’re covered by grace – Jesus did it all” Whereas true Christianity believes that Jesus was our example to carry our own cross so that we can crucify the flesh which means to forsake the desires of the flesh as Jesus did and obey the Father. We are to obey the Father to the point where we are given the authority of the Kingdom (or the ‘signet ring’ as spoken of in Haggai), this is the point that we are the sons of God. And until this time that we are deemed ready, we are being prepared to run the Kingdom because we’re only going to run it the same exact way that God the Father ran it. And then when it is time, God is going to relinquish the control of the Kingdom to His Son and those who are joint-heirs with Christ are the co-heirs or overcomers that receive their inheritance. This will be a Kingdom of priests who rule and reign with Christ with a rod of iron as this manchild. This ‘manchild’ has to do with what is referred to in the bible as the ‘labor pains’ – we are being burdened as we are being prepared for being ‘birthed’. So this is the period of time where we’re at right now and this is what the sons of Zadok, or the Two Witnesses, are called to do. 

 

Again, the connection of the Two Witnesses is aligned with Joshua and Zerubbabel in which Joshua was the high priest and Zerubbabel was the governor in line to be king from the house of David. Joshua was from the line of Zadok since his father was the son of Zadok in David’s house. This signifies the remnant of Judah and the pattern of the remnant that returned from Babylonian captivity which is our connection to those who have “come out of her my people”. We have “come out” because we aren’t partaking in the iniquity and plagues of the false doctrines of ‘locusts’. We are not part of the plague of locusts that come from the bottomless pit as they block off the sun (true Gospel). The false teachers are the locusts who ascend from the bottomless pit of man’s mind in which they block out the truth of the Gospel. This language as we see is all pictures and metaphors.

 

Now as we continue on with these connections or parallels between Ezekiel and Revelation, let us next look at Revelation chapter 10.

Rev. 10:9 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
Rev. 10:10 And I took the little book and ate it up, and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
Rev. 10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many people, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

 

So what is this information in the little book? It is this information in that “I will do nothing until I reveal my secrets unto my servants the prophets.” The mystery is now being opened up to the servants and prophets, which is the Two Witnesses royal priesthood ministers, who are given this information and are called to testify as witnesses unto this apostate, stiff-necked ‘church’. So in this, we can see the direct parallel to how it was with Israel. So whether they listen or not, we are not to look at their faces as we are told in Ezekiel chapters 2 and 3. This prophecy about the little book was prophecy given to John and prophesied through the scripture. John made an account of this so now what are we doing today? 2000 years after this was written these prophetic words are still being spread through the internet today! We have to realize that these chapters that they put into the canons can be confusing, for there is actually one train of thought here.

 

Revelation chapters 9, 10, and 11 are all setting the stage for the measuring of the temple as specifically shared about in Revelation chapter 11 which says,

Rev. 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod; and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
Rev. 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
Rev. 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
Rev. 11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

 

The outer court is already judged as it is trampled by Gentiles. Then we go back to the mystery that Paul was telling us about concerning ‘blindness in part until the fullness of the Gentiles’. Do we reconcile about what Paul says about the Gentiles and what Revelation 11 says as meaning that until the Gentiles come into the kingdom of Israel’ or is that ‘until the Gentile heathen swarm of locusts (which is what Gentiles means) completely takes over the church’? We reconcile them as meaning that the Gentiles are a swarm of ‘locusts’ that completely take over the church, and we see that this has actually happened! I have been teaching this without much backup and I am still waiting for a second witness to it. But, until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in, the temple is surrounded by Gentiles, which is the church! We could also refer to this as being surrounded by ‘Gog/Magog’ (Gentiles/false teachers) who are trampling down the outer courts of the temple. The covenant is being trodden underfoot. This is all the same language.

 

Now, as we look at Rev. 11:3 where it tells us that “And I will give power unto my two witnesses”. This word ‘power’ was italicized which means that it was not in the original text. I am getting the revelation that this is meant to actually say “And I will give understanding unto my two witnesses and they shall prophesy…” The two witnesses being raised up are us who are the royal priesthood. The 1260 days that the two witnesses prophesy is half of the 2520 years since it has been from the Babylonian captivity to today. I also believe this time period to be the 70 weeks of Daniel. Prophetically, I also see that the 70th week is the New Testament era because it is a picture of the week of tabernacles that takes us from the Pentecost outpouring of the Holy Spirit as the earnest of our inheritance that gets us through this time, to end up here where we are all being prepared for tabernacles which is the next stage on God’s prophetic calendar - because we’re there! The 7th trumpet is tabernacles, and we as the two witness ministers are preparing for the Lord’s return – for the 7th trump.

 

So now as we look at the world as it is today, 2000 years after the cross, we see it as a complete disaster since there is very little influence of the true Gospel upon this planet. This is what this study is all about as we see the transgressors come to the full. As Daniel says, it is at this time when the transgressors come to the full when God gives power to the saints. This is the time where we are in history and what this is all about as we are being prepared for this as we are transitioning into the age of tabernacles. The age of tabernacles is when all of this is going to change and we are right at that point. This Two Witness ministry is now being raised up at this time which is right at the verge of the Lord’s return.

 

The church teaches that the two witnesses are Elijah and Moses, and yes, they are because there is a  two-witness dynamic taking place with Elijah and Moses. We need to ask ourselves, ‘What did Elijah do?’  Elijah did the same thing we’re doing as he stood up against the prophets of Baal. We are doing the same thing as Elijah since we are going against the spirit of Jezebel. Just look at all the studies on narcissism and think about all the narcissistic relationships you have had in your lifetime, or how many are in your life now? We have to deal with Jezebels who seek to destroy us and all these Jezebels are seeking to destroy all true ministers of God. Why are the ministers of God trying to be destroyed today by Jezebels? Don’t get me started on that one because she almost got me a few times on many levels.

 

Let’s remember a quick review of the false doctrine of the “1000 year reign” which we covered in the first part of the Two Witnesses study. The word “thousand” is a metaphor for “age”. There is a group of people in Revelation chapter 20 that rule and reign with Christ for 1000 years. Then the bottomless pit is opened which is the “great falling away”, or the bottomless pit of false doctrine that comes from man’s mind. Then, another group overcomes the bottomless pit and rules and reigns as priests for 1000 years. So we see that 2 sets of “1000 year” periods are talked about here. The first mention of “thousand” in Revelation 20 is talking about the church age. These are those who are beheaded for the gospel, and these are the New Testament saints. Then the bottomless pit is the time which is now which probably covers the last 200 years approximately or it could be the metaphor of “5 months” which equates to 150 years in which there is a year for a day. 150 years has really been the time when false doctrine has significantly increased. I teach, as seen in Revelation 12, that the true church which has been brought forward through persecution, has advanced the Gospel and brought it through to the end of the age. And whatever we want to say about the Protestant Reformation which was another failed work but definitely needed, because through this came truth with the fathers from it such as Fox, Whitfield, Wesley, Finney, and others. These men all sincerely tried and were all functioning in the Pentecostal leavened period. So no matter what happens, these groups get the truth, then they start a denomination, and then it goes bad. This is an ongoing pattern. But these men had some great stuff who had the first and second great awakenings - this all happened and was real. But what happened in the middle and latter part of the 1800’s is that we have a man like Darby taking what was a truly prophetic vision by Margaret McDonald which was a metaphoric picture of today, but Darby put literal understanding to it and turned it into the rapture doctrine with a false understanding of the rapture which has a lock on the mega-church system.

 

As we think about these end times, which is the time before the Lord’s return, Satan knew what was coming and began preparing for it. If we look at 1870, which was approximately 150 years ago, we then got Mormons, Freemasonic false doctrines, teachings that corrupt the true understanding of the 144,000, the false Scofield study Bible which was financed by Freemasons and got into all of the Protestant seminaries. There is much more deception beyond what was just mentioned, but the point is that approximately 150 years ago was when all of these false doctrines really brought in the extreme flow of false gospels. This is because Satan knew that he couldn’t actually get rid of the church, so all that he could do was to deceive it. So we see the pattern where the church was brought forward through persecution and then it shifts toward deception. I believe that the 1611 King James Bible and the printing press were the road map that God gave us to navigate the deception of the last days. We just don’t need the extra canon books to read. We can get all we need simply out of the KJV Bible which tells us the whole story. The book of Enoch can be good and shares about some of the things we are discussing but it is not necessary since the Bible shares all that we really need to know.

 

How I see it is that we have three groups: we have the “two houses” or the “two sticks” and then there is the Son of Man. Ezekiel is a type of the ‘two-witness ministers’ and Ezekiel prophesies to the two houses. We have to be careful because when we look at Ephraim and where it teaches that “Ephraim feedeth on wind” as shared about in Hosea, we know that this means that Ephraim is feeding off of false doctrine. Ephraim is a type and shadow of apostate Christianity and Ephraim is also the lead tribe of the 10 lost tribes. So when we make reference to Ephraim, we are making reference to the whole northern kingdom. When we study this in context we will also see that it shares about the two houses. What is missed when most people teach about these two houses is what is explained in Zechariah where it explains that God will save the tents and tabernacles of Judah first. Well, Judah or the Jewish people – what is up with this? It seems to make no sense. But the fact about this is that the tents of Judah are talking about the 144,000 since Judah is the lead tribe of the camp in the wilderness. Judah is the tribe that led the children of Israel through the wilderness. This type of language is right there in Revelation chapter 7. So with Judah as the lead tribe, in the context of Revelation 7, you will see Judah is referencing the 144,000. This is parallel to those who have escaped Babylon. It is a parallel of the two witnesses and of what Joshua and Zerubbabel did since they led the people out of Babylonian captivity and back to Jerusalem to build the temple with the trowel in one hand and a sword in the other. This is all parallel for us today because what are we doing? We are building the third temple which is new Jerusalem and we’re building it with lively stones.

 

My brother Eddie did a study where he referenced about Solomon’s temple and made some parallels. Eddie shared how all the materials for Solomon’s temple were prepared and gathered ahead of time and then the temple went up real fast. This is the same picture for what I have been sharing about because I believe that the Lord has been preparing these lively stones which means that He has been preparing and working on us. We are getting fitted so that all of the 144,000 stones will fit into the wall which takes 70 weeks to complete.

 

So we saw some parallels between Ezekiel and Revelation and there are many more. Another is the “wheel inside the wheel”. There is a group on “Now You See TV” which I want to get on there. I want to send this video to Jake there because I’m aligning so much with so many of the things that he is teaching. There is a lot of crazy things taught at this place too which we won’t get into. However, they recently had a conference where they got into “Commonwealth Theology” which is beautiful. But what I am seeing is that God is bringing us all together and bringing our minds together into this commonwealth of Israel which is awesome for we know where it ends up! Jake and Doug from “Now You See TV” understand the wheel inside the wheel as the manifest sons of God that transition between heaven and earth which is the spiritual kingdom and the earthly kingdom. This is not happening right now because we are limited by our mortal bodies and none of this will happen until our redemption with our redeemed bodies. Redemption is connected with our bodies and right now we are in these finite vessels which are our vessels of corruption until we receive our inheritance. That is the time of the 7th Trumpet in which in the twinkling of an eye we will be changed, and when we see Jesus we will be like Him. This is also the time of the Second Coming in which God is going to inhabit and tabernacle with His people with Christ as the Head and us as the members. At this time all of these things will manifest and we will be able to transition between heaven and earth and turn ungodliness from Jacob.

 

So now let us go back to our favorite prophecy in Haggai. Let’s look at Haggai chapter 1 –

Hag.1:13 – Then spake Haggai the LORD’S messenger in the LORD’S message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD.
Hag. 1:14 – And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of host, their God,

This is all prophetic and for us. How many of us were ‘stirred up’ too as we read about in Haggai 1:14? I know I was stirred up back when I was a pew warmer in a mega-church. I started to talk to them about what I was seeing. I had found some people who were talking about the same thing as me and I realized “Wow, I am not alone!” Paul Pilgrim was one of my first friends when I first started to wake up who told me Israel when he told me that “I don’t know what that is in the Middle East, but I know it is not from God.” I was surprised at first but now I too realize that it is not of God. Paul had some shows called “Remnant Radio” which was awesome in which he shared about the church and what a disaster it was. I was like “What?!” because this is the first time I heard anyone talk this way. I was amazed because this guy was talking about everything I was seeing and thinking I was going crazy. This man really stirred me up. Now nine years later my world is a whole lot different than it was. But it is good, especially now because I’m so happy to get this release. I’ve been carrying this around for a couple of years, just seeing it, but not really knowing how to approach it. Who knows where it is going to go from here but at least I can lay it out and let you guys take it from here as we all continue to grow in the Lord.

 

This all connects us to Zechariah chapter 4 in which I am really trying to expound upon everything the Lord is trying to show us about the Two Witnesses.  So let us also look at Zechariah chapter 4 which brings us right back to the Two Witness study where we left off but I had to interject all those connections to Ezekiel because that sets the stage for what is coming. Now we will see where all of this fits into the order of the scrolls that we talked about concerning Matthew Nolan. For even though we knew that Ezekiel chapters 1 and 2 were out of order, we can also see that Revelation is out of order since it starts and stops. The book of Revelation will start telling a story and then will start over again.

Zec. 4:11 – Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?
Zec. 4:12 – And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
Zec. 4:13 – And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
Zec. 4:14 – Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

 

These verses are not talking about “two people” but are talking about a dual nature which the Royal Priesthood has. This dual nature involves the king and the priest working together who are the two anointed ones. We will now proceed to Zechariah 1:10. We can all study these things ourselves but I am just sharing this scripture so that we can all tie all of these things together.

Zec. 1:10 – And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

We are the ones that God has sent to walk to and fro through the earth looking for those whose hearts are perfect towards Him. We are the eyes of the Lord and this is part of the Two Witness ministry! Now let’s move on to Zechariah chapter 2 –

Zec. 2:1 – I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand. (This correlates with Revelation chapter 11)
Zec. 2:2 – Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof.
Zec, 2:3 – And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,
Zec. 2:4 – And said unto him, Run speak unto this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein:
Zec.2:5 – For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her,
Zec. 2:6 – Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD.
Zec. 2:7 – Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.

 

So this is clearly a call for us to get out of Babylon! We are to get out of deception and come out of her my people and instead gather as Israel. We are to flee from the north for the north is deception. See “North” H6828 in the Stroms to understand this. Here the Stroms tells us concerning ‘north’ that it means “hidden, that is, dark; used only of the north as a quarter (gloomy and unknown); -north.”

Here we clearly see that “north” is a metaphor. These are all pictures in this picture language.

 

We can also look at Zechariah chapter 2 –

Zec. 2:10 – Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.

This here is announcing Tabernacles and this is all about tabernacles. The Two Witnesses are carrying on the work of Haggai and Zechariah in preparing the way the Tabernacles in which God will dwell in our midst. Haggai is the prophet of Tabernacles and Zechariah is proclaiming his prophecy.

 

Now on to Ezekiel Chapter 37 – This is right before the Gog/Magog war as all of this happens in context -

Eze. 37:27 – My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (This is right after the 2 sticks come together)
Eze. 37:28 – And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them forevermore.

 

Revelation chapter 21 –

Rev. 21:2 – And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev. 21:3 – And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

 

Some others are making this connection, but we have to wait for others and we can’t get frustrated with people who can’t get this and can’t see it. They will eventually get it. When I first woke up Paul Pilgrim was my friend who was very instrumental in my understanding that the true Israel is the true born-again believers. If we would say something like this 5-8 years ago on forums, you would be lynched for saying that but not now. Now learn the parable of the fig tree, when you see the ‘fig tree’ which means when you see people waking up to who they are as Israel we can then know that the Kingdom is at hand, even at the door! This is happening especially over the last 5-8 years. So many of us woke up during the time of 2007, 2008, 2009. We’re all been teaching and warning.

 

 

THE LITTLE BOOK

 

We also need to look at “The Little Book” as spoken of in the book of Revelation. This little book is one of the key connections to the two witnesses and this is about the two witnesses meshing or the “two witnesses witnessing.” To begin let’s look at Ezekiel 1:28 which says –

Eze 1:28 – As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness roundabout. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

This shares of the identical and exact thing of Revelation 10 –

Rev 10:1 – And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

God gave me a revelation of understanding about the rainbow in which the rainbow signifies those who have overcome the flood of deception that comes from the dragon’s or serpent’s mouth. Those with the rainbow remind us of the flood that was on the earth for 150 days which is prophetic of the 5 months that we shared about in detail earlier in this study. So we can see how this parallels with the flood of deception that has come upon the land. These signs and hooks are everywhere in scripture once you pick up on the prophetic language.

 

Ezekiel chapter 2 then connects with Revelation chapter 10 as well.

Eze 2:1 – And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.
Eze 2:2 – And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon y feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
Eze 2:3 – And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.
Eze 2:4 – For they are impudent children and stiff hearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.
Eze 2:5 – And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.

Eze 2:6 –  And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.

Scorpions? Where have we heard that? Scorpions torment men for 5 months. See how this all comes together? The Lord is just amazing!

Eze 2:7 – And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear or whether they will forebear: for they are most rebellious.

This here in Ezekiel is speaking about the Two Witnesses which is the Royal Priesthood that is being raised up and prepared. We are called to speak whether they will hear or not. But if we don’t speak/testify then their blood is on our hands.

 

Now let’s continue with Revelation 8:13 which is right after the 4th Trumpet –

Rev 8:13 – And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are to sound!

Make no mistake, the Two Witness ministers are raised up at the time of the final trumpet judgments which are the “woes” (Woe, woe, woe). These “woes” are shared about in Revelation 9, 10, and 11. The 5th Trumpet was the scorpions/locusts from the bottomless pit, the 6th Trumpet is about the serpent/false teachers that come from the bottomless pit, and smack in the middle of them the Little Book is opened up with information which is sweet to your mouth but bitter to your stomach if you wake up to understanding that you are in the middle of this mystery Babylon nightmare. This is the picture that God has given us.  The Lord has ministers that he has awakened out of their sleep as it says in Zechariah.

 

Continuing on with Revelation 10 (please read Rev 10:1 –Rev 10:6 for context if you wish) –

Rev 10:7 – But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

This is what I believe we are dealing with now since I believe that the 7th Trumpet is beginning to sound. The trumpets are not just a quick blast and then it’s over. No, this trumpet is now beginning to sound. When we look at the seventh angel this is a picture of us – we are the angels who are the messengers bringing this message out. The trumpets are the Two Witnesses speaking to this stiff-necked people.

Again, this has all been leading up to the 7th trump. This is why it’s so important to understand the bottomless pit. Do you see that now? The bottomless pit is the false doctrine that consumes the church in the last days. The 5th and 6th trumpets have sounded!! The 5th and 6th trumpets are the Gog Magog war. This is how we know that we’re at the beginning of the 7th trump and that it is already beginning to sound.

Rev 10:7 – But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

God declared this to his servants the prophets by opening the Little Book which contains the information that is bitter and sweet as read about in Revelation chapter 10 –

Rev 10:8 – And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, God and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
Rev 10:9 – And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
Rev 10:10 – And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it up, and it was in my mouth sweet as honey; and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
Rev 10:11 – And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

It tastes bitter because it is brutal. When we look at the book of Daniel and read about the countenance of this beast it looked like death warmed over.

 

This is very heavy material folks and is not for the meek of heart. This is for those who are tough. With everything we have been through, we have truly become tough-skinned!

 

THE BOTTOMLESS PIT

 

I will now close out with overcoming the bottomless pit. For the full study of this subject, you can go to this link: The Bottomless Pit

To overcome the bottomless pit is what we are called to do. We know that the Bible tells us “Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth” in Revelation 8:13 – the three woes. Then we see in Revelation chapter 11 where it tells us that the 2nd woe is past, behold the 3rd comes quickly. Now, this is where I believe we are currently in history – we are right in here somewhere.

Let us take a look at Psalm chapter 40 concerning this subject –

Psa 40:1 – To the chief Musician, a Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD, and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
Psa 40:2 – He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
Psa 40:3 – And he hath put a new song in my mouth (144,000) even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
Psa 40:4 – Blessed it that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

 

Most people could not begin to understand this especially if they have been deep into the false church system. Yet, how we tell the difference between a serpent/scorpion and one who is open to seeking the truth is because when you try to teach a serpent/scorpion the truth they want to kill you. This is because the ‘dragon’, which is the devil living in their hearts, is wroth with the woman and wants to make war with the remnant of her seed. They hate you and it includes the false church leaders. When you look into their eyes you can just see their hate for you for they know that you are going to mess up their program and are going to get in the way of them making their mortgage payment on their mansion. They want you out of their church – I know because that is what happened to me. This bitterness that we experience is also sweet as honey in my mouth because this truth is just so wonderful and God is so amazing. It’s a beautiful metaphoric language that He has given us. So I pray that all of you who have partaken of this message can continue on and take it and run with it!

 

If you would like to follow along with Chris Ardern's teaching on this subject of the Two Witnesses here is the video:

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