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Beauty and the Beast

Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out  …from a different perspective

                                                          by Elinor Montgomery

Beauty and the Beast

July 01, 2009

How did Jesus begin His ministry? Was it by chance that He attended a wedding feast in Cana with His mother – the first woman of many who would birth by the Spirit sons for God – the good fruit of the marriage bed?

The servants who obeyed Jesus knew what He had done at this first wedding feast. The good wine was customarily served at the beginning of the celebration with the poorer wine reserved for the end, but Jesus provided the best wine at the time of the end at this, the first wedding feast in Cana. We are now at the time of the end when there will be a mighty anointing, which will combine those anointings of Elijah and Moses.

At the first wedding feast, Jesus manifested His glory as He did also at the transfiguration, which would follow this first miracle. The servants who drew the water would have been the same servants who prepared the stone water vessels for the washing. The disciples were witnesses to the miracle, which took place.

We are talking about a wedding that took place on the third day, with a day being as a thousand years. Another wedding feast is about to take place in another Cana – this time not in Canaan, but in Canada.

Now Jesus was with His mother and brothers and disciples. Of whom did they speak prophetically? In Scripture He declared who they were as He stretched out His hand to His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother (Matthew 12:49-50).”

Quickly, the scene changed to a corrupted temple or place designated for the worship of God. The temples of today are surely in need of the changing of the waters meant for cleansing to become the anointing wine of the Spirit. Following this, Jesus spoke with a Pharisee named Nicodemus who came to Him, too weak to come other than in the darkness of the night so as not to be seen by his fellow religious members of the priesthood, who functioned in spiritual blindness. Jesus said it and declared it for him and every other Israelite to hear, from the lowliest to the highest ruling religious powers of that day and of this: “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God (John 3:5).”

How is it that the religious teachers of Israel did not know this in Jesus’ day, nor do the religious teachers of today understand what Jesus is telling us prophetically for our day? They continue to race back to the nation, Israel as though it is the recipient of some special Hebrew inheritance, when the nature of Israel changed at the cross with the inheritance moving from a nation to a spiritual Israel.

The house of Israel is a kingdom inheritance, which goes back to the Maker of all things, One Who is not merely a creator of a nation or relegated to the title of a Messiah for the Hebrew people. He only allows us to know Him as the Son of man and the Son of God, the Savior of everyone from all the nations of the world who will believe on His name for salvation. Please Messianics, get over your Hebrewness! Look to the writings of Paul to the Romans and the Galatians in order to gain a degree of understanding on this issue. In the book of Hebrews, Paul tells us there is more to be gained in Christ: He is better than the angels, for they worship Him: He is better than Moses, for He created him; He is better than the Aaronic priesthood, for His sacrifice was once for all time; He is better than the Law for He mediates a better covenant. In short, gain is in Christ and not in any form of bloodline or religious practices.

Jeremiah understood in Spirit that Babylon would come to her day of judgment as the system of the metalsmiths who have created the large-sized images and religious idols of satanic worship. The world is within the control of the Babylonian system today, and she is about to feel the wrath of the Lord. The religious idols of this world are molded images of falsehood with no breath of life in them. They are futile, a work of errors; in the time of their punishment they shall perish (Jeremiah 51:18). We are in that time when people without knowledge or understanding are going to perish. However, the Portion of Jacob (the true church of spiritual Israel) is not like them, for He is the Maker of all things; and Israel is the tribe of His inheritance. The Lord of hosts is His name (Jeremiah 51:19).

Is there something the nation-chasers do not understand here about the Portion of Jacob, which will receive the inheritance? They are those who belong to Jesus, the Creator of all things, and the One Who built a church of witnesses to be His prophetic voice on earth. She is His bride who will receive the inheritance of Jacob, and she is, at last, as the woman, Israel, bringing forth the child when she is born again into a new creation in the Spirit.

She wears upon her head the apostolic crown of 12 stars, which is also the crown of the inheritance of Israel, measured by tribal blessings. The mystery of the seven stars held in Jesus’ hand are as seven golden lampstands (see Revelation 1:18-20), representing the church throughout the church age, which always was encompassed prophetically within the lampstand in the holy place of the tabernacle, resting there along with the 12 loaves of bread. This was a lampstand, which had oil burning in it continuously without ceasing.

But Revelation also tells us that the harlot of Babylon is rising up to her fullness at the same time as the bride comes to her time of labor to bring forth the man child destined for the very throne of God. This harlot represents mankind, which has loved the metalsmiths’ gods of this world of religion more than its Creator, the one God of truth. Her gods reside on the mountaintop of Olympus, a mountain of cut stone, or rock, through which Jesus is going to cut a straight swath, as He opens up the final segment of the Way to the kingdom. It is a straight pathway for the bride of the church, as was the path through the sea opened up for the nation.

 The worshipers of Olympus worship on a counterfeit mountain of the mountain of God, a mountain, which is home to the antichrist spirit and those who worship the antichrist who sits on a throne in a temple made of cut stones. Try as he may to become the high priest of religion, he can never take the place of the Cornerstone of a church made up of smooth weathered stones rather than cut stones, which have had the tools of men (religious doctrines) work them into shape.

Jeremiah tells us that the Lord is against Babylon, which He describes as a destroying mountain. His Portion of Jacob, being the true church that stands on its solid rock foundation of truth and free of all of the religion that God so hated, is going to come against that crumbling mountain, as the Lord’s battle-ax and weapon.

As the 450 prophets of Baal were utterly destroyed by Elijah, the bride will receive not just double his spiritual anointing, but rather triple the anointing of the Elijah spirit. The Lord is going to break the nation in pieces and destroy kingdoms with their chariots and riders who ride for, and trust in, that Olympic mountaintop idol. Likewise, He will break down the barriers of man and woman, old and young, young men and the maiden, the shepherd and his flock, the farmer and his yoke of oxen, and the governors and rulers. This He will do with His church or bride at His side, as He leads the armies of heaven in conquest. The empire-builders of this world will be repaid for the evil they have done to God’s people whom they have held in the captivity of religion.

It is a time of shame for spiritual Israel; for strangers have come into the sanctuaries of the Lord’s house. As Moses led Israel out of the nation of Egypt, Jeremiah was foreseeing, prophetically, another exodus of the house of Israel, which would belong to the Lord of hosts. “My people, go out of the midst of her! And let everyone deliver himself from the fierce anger of the Lord (Jeremiah 51:45).”

The gods of Olympus are setting up shop in Canada, as the rumor has it, for a day or, futuristically speaking, for a short period of time within the year 2010 (see Jeremiah 51:46). Now the Lord, for His part, has destined Canada for a special celebration of the wedding feast. He is going to change the waters again into wine, and He will work together with His servants (His bride) as He did at the first wedding feast of Cana.

Canada began blasting straight through the rock over 6 years ago to make straight the way into Whistler, where the Olympic competitions will be held. The way is to be ready within a 7 year period. Do not allow that baton, which Paul is handing over to the bride, to be dropped after he has successfully completed his portion of the good race. It is time to complete the good race bearing high the lighted torch shown to Abraham in a dream. Do not allow those who carry the torch of Olympus to claim the gold. The torch bearers and runners of God go for the good gold, the only gold of worship, which covers His temple when one worships in purity and in spirit and in truth.

It is time for the changing of the waters in Canada in this, the year when Babylon will bring forth its metalworkers to challenge the mother, the brothers and the disciples (apostolic church) for the gold in the final leg of the spiritual race of all races between that which is good and that which is evil.

“Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, who destroys all the earth,” says the Lord. “And I will stretch out My hand against you, roll you down from the rocks, and make you a burnt mountain. They shall not take from you a stone for a corner nor a stone for a foundation, but you shall be desolate forever,” says the Lord. Set up a banner in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations (Jeremiah 51:25-27)!
One runner will run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on all sides (Jeremiah 51:31).