Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
From Planned Extinction to the Passover
(Exodus – Chapters One To Twelve)
Chapter Two (part two)
August 28 – 30, 2005
This brings us to the last move of the covenant, as it is carried spiritually by the priesthood of the bride, carrying out her apostolic commission to be a voice for truth. Housed in this spiritual basket, woven from the pages of scriptural papyrus, is the understanding of the prophecy, sealed to Daniel for the latter days. It has been held secret within the pages until Jesus, the only One Who is worthy of opening it, will open it to His bride to reveal the hidden understanding.
To her will go the understanding, which will allow her to become the greatest witness Israel has ever produced. For, at last in her, Israel will become a light of pure truth to the world, void of all religious practices, reflecting the same light that shone from the face of Moses. She has the testimony of Jesus placed inside her in the spirit of prophecy, as she accepts Him and loves Him with the passion of a bride for her bridegroom. This is a marriage truly consummated in the love of God, which was His original purpose for creation. He wanted a bride from mankind for Himself, one with whom He could share His kingdom.
God sought a fruitful marriage, which never happened with Adam and Eve who, through their sin, could never produce anything but rotten fruit worthy of only being discarded. Their lost blessing would pass over to Jesus and His bride to be the fruitful creation that would produce adopted sons for God, plucked out of the wilderness of this world and taken straight to His throne. This is the only rapture that man will ever know.
The church, which looked down in religious compromise into the seawaters, taking its focus off of Jesus, would have been lost to the evil waters that would consume it, were it not for the extended hand of Jesus. He raised up His bride, so that there would be a light in Israel, like that which had shone from the face of Moses and from the witnessing apostles. She will only walk with Him on the water by means of His mighty display of power, when His hand joins with hers. From that moment on, she will never cease writing about or witnessing to the truth, putting all religion behind her and beneath her in the water of judgment where it belongs.
Pharaoh’s daughter washed herself in the waters of the world. The bride is washed clean in the truth of the Word and the living water. As Pharaoh’s daughter looked upon the baby Moses, he wept, just as Jesus wept over Jerusalem, a city full of daughters much like the daughter of Pharaoh, unable to be washed clean by the religion of the Pharisees (see Song of Solomon and the daughters of Jerusalem whose eyes were fixed upon Solomon and not upon the Beloved).
Now, it was impossible for Moses to live on the milk of the world; he needed the milk, which only a Hebrew woman, a descendant of Abraham, could provide. The sister, standing afar off, having the answer to the problem concerning the feeding of the baby, represents the bride, standing afar off in time, having the answer to the useless feeding of religion today. It can only be found in the understanding revealed in the prophecy, which Jesus alone can open by revelation, not to be found in any theological seminary teachings. There is no other spirit in the testimony of Jesus except the spirit of prophecy, which validates His truth. There is no validation for the academic theories and doctrines behind the belief systems and creeds, which pour out of the religious schools and denominations of men.
The daughter of Pharaoh wanted to give payment to the woman for receiving the milk of Israel, just as Judas required payment for turning over the Teacher to the Pharisees. Satan’s deception produces a priesthood of hirelings, but there was no evidence the sister took any gain for the nursing of the baby. It says only that she took the child and the woman nursed him, a child that would lead a people out of captivity to Egypt, representing Jesus leading His church out of captivity to the religious world system.
Did Naomi not nurse the child born to Ruth as the son of her redeemer husband? Naomi was as the mother-in-law of the bride of the redeemer. Mary is as that mother-in-law of the true church, taking the Son of the Spirit to her breast, as will the woman birthing in the spirit, take the adopted son of God to her own breast. She is as the picture of the birthing woman of Israel, virginal and pure, to whom the mighty God of the universe has entrusted His sons that they might be raised in truth and purity, free of all religious leaven. The system pays its priesthood, and it receives its reward from the world, but the bride’s reward comes from the treasures she stores up in heaven, which are not of this world.
And Pharaoh’s daughter called his name Moses, meaning he had been drawn out of the water. Just as Moses had to come out of the evil waters of the world, so too will the bride be drawn by the Lord from out of the seawaters of this world. The rest of the people of the world, who do not experience the changing of the waters that bring healing in their lives, will surely go down to their destruction.
When Moses was grown, he went out from the palace to see the heavy burden placed upon his people by the Egyptians with whom he had never fully identified. The empire of the world, which was then Egypt, had taken his people captive as slaves to brick building. Likewise, in Jesus’ time, it was the Roman Empire, which was the enemy of the people, holding them captive under the heavy hand of Caesar. For the Hebrews, it was a daily life and death struggle under the burden of the taxes of Rome. But, on the dawn of the second day of Israel’s history, which began with Jesus bringing forth His church, the battle switched enemies, pitting Jew against Jew. The believer had to challenge not only the empire but also the religious Pharisees. Judaism had moved into the Roman camp to form a kind of religious/state alliance. An all-out battle ensued between the Israelites who claimed to be Jews by bloodline and the believers who became the true Jews by faith.
Jesus was at the center of the crossover blessing, which took place in Israel, and the Pharisees all but screamed words at Him such as these; “Who do you think You are, upsetting our religious apple-cart of practices and our laws that have been our guide for centuries? By whose authority are You made judge of us?” And looking down through the annals of time, the same questions will be shouted at the bride by the Christian Pharisees of today, asking where she gets her authority to criticize their religion. They will ask at the end of the second day of the church age, and on the dawn of the third day, “Who made you some sort of princess and judge over us, the established religious leaders of God?” For she will at last make it known, as did Esther at her second feast, just who she really is as the true Jew. And the world will come to know her identity as not being that of a foreigner in the house of Israel, but rather that of the true Jew and the son of inheritance, going all the way back to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Moses fled from Egypt and the palace of the world where he had position in a foreign country, to travel in the wilderness where he had no support whatsoever. This will be the pattern for Jesus and His bride, who will be no more of this world than was Moses. Jesus departed from Judah, the place of inheritance, and went into Samaria where He sat down by the well. It was always by the well where the bride of Israel was to be found feeding the animals; first, there was Rebekah, then Rachel, and finally, the Samaritan woman at the well. Feeding the animals speaks of witnessing to the truth to man in his fallen nature as sons of the beast.
The Samaritan woman was brought to the understanding of Who Jesus was as the Messiah by the supernatural prophetic words, which He spoke to her alone. She then dropped the work, which she was doing, to leave her own agenda and run to the other Samaritans to witness to the truth of Who Jesus was, and to bring them also to Jesus, that they might have their own encounter with the truth. Her job was complete when she had finished her witnessing to those who, as sons of the beast, were merely little beasts.
We next skip forward in prophecy to the end of the age when the priesthood has seven daughters, pointing to the seven churches under judgment in Revelation. They encompass the full church age, and the shepherdesses, who were responsible for feeding the flock, which belonged to Reuel, the priest of Midian, whose name meant ‘the hand of God’. In other words, these daughters were under the authority of God and no other man, for their father’s other name, Jethro, meant ‘a priest of excellence’. These seven daughters were bridal material, watering the father’s flocks, while facing a little problem with the male shepherds who were trying to drive them away from the water of the well.
Here we see portrayed the religious priesthood of today, which is trying to drive the bride away from the truth and relationship with Jesus, which is available for all at the well. Instead these shepherds want to keep them from the well with religious controls, substituting worship with the music of the world, and truth with religious practices in compromise with the cultures of the world. The institutional church priesthood of today is simply moving the culture into its religious institutions, joining with the world, rather than separating from it. It so beautifully suits the hearts of a corrupt people, who cater to their comfort zones, unwilling to separate unto God.
But this group of seven daughters, the complete number of God’s priesthood and not of man’s, will resist the evil shepherds whom Jesus, like Moses, will drive away from His bride-to-be. By the very fact that truth came to the well, there no longer was room for the wicked shepherds or priesthood. It would be by the hand of Jesus, as it was by the hand of Moses, that the bride would be set free from them, just as Israel was set free from the Egyptians. He was Moses who delivered the daughters from the attack, allowing them access to the water for their flocks, as again He would be Jesus Who would supply the living water for the Samaritan woman, the foreigner at the well, who represented His bride.
Now, the father said to the sisters to call upon Moses that he might eat bread with them. Only with Jesus will there be a real feeding of the bread of life for both priest and sister, represented by Zipporah, one of the sisters, becoming the bride to Moses. Will all of the church throughout the ages become part of the bride? The answer is ‘no’, for only Philadelphia was found to be an overcomer and a pillar receiving none of the judgment that fell upon the others. This would make her a pillar of the New Jerusalem, where her rightly inheritance in Israel comes to rest. Zipporah gave birth to a son for Moses, as will the bride, when she is born again of the Spirit, bring forth a son for Jesus, who will be the good fruit of Israel and the adopted son of God. This is the fruit He wanted from His creation.
The time would come, when the days of bondage would grow very heavy, indeed, upon the children of Israel, as slaves in captivity to Egypt. Likewise, the world, in the latter days, will weigh heavily upon the people of God, trapped in the bondage and burdens of the systems of man. Making bricks for Egypt would become the building programs for religion, with some of the priesthood laying huge money burdens upon the people by their positional authority. So great will the priest’s role become of placing burdens upon the people, that he will employ bodyguards to protect himself from the very people upon whom he places the burdens. The priesthood will begin to enjoy the luxuries provided by the money for which it continually cries. Just as God acknowledged the people’s heavy burden on Egypt, He likewise will acknowledge the burden of religion upon His bride. If He raised up Moses for Israel who took a foreign bride to bring forth his son, will God do any less for Jesus by providing a bride who will become fruitful in producing the firstborn for Jesus, as His sister and His spouse?
They were the newborns, represented by Gershom whose name speaks of a stranger in the land, whom Satan, represented first by Pharaoh and later by Herod, tried so desperately to kill. History will repeat itself as the Antichrist tries again today to kill the born-again new creation of the bride. But he did not succeed in Egypt in stopping the growth of Israel, nor did he succeed in Bethlehem in killing the baby Jesus. He will not succeed in stopping the witnessing bride, as much as he may try, for she will be in the perfect will and protection of her Lord and Savior. This is not only a woman who is part of the house of Israel and the house of God, but she is also destined for the throne to rule and reign with her Beloved.