Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
September 29, 2010
By His might and power the Lord led His people Israel out of Egypt. This was only a type and shadow of things to come, for by His mighty power, the same Lord is going to lead His people out of a world, which is about to enter into the fire judgment, and into His kingdom.
The operative words here are ‘His people’. Who are they? They can only be identified by one distinguishing feature and by no other. They have been obedient in keeping the spiritual Feast of Passover on the eve of Passover, exactly as the Lord God instructed them – by eating the flesh of the Lamb without blemish (truth), and have placed the blood of the Lamb on the doorposts of their hearts. In plain language, these are the people who stand on truth and trust in the shed blood of Jesus for their salvation.
It was eaten in haste, on that fateful night when the fire was ready for roasting, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs. Anything that was not eaten was to be burned with the fire. It was to be eaten with belts on their waists, sandals on their feet and their staffs in their hands. This month was to be the beginning of months; it was to be as the first month of the year. The lamb was to be eaten according to each man’s needs.
On the eve of Passover, Jesus spoke figuratively to His disciples but declared the time was coming when He would no longer speak in such a manner, but rather, speak plainly concerning the Father. Now is that time when we, the true church, know that He knew all things with the fulfillment of prophecy happening just as the Word said it would. There is no need for anyone to question His Word, for He is exactly who He said He is – the One who came forth from God (see John 16:25-28).
So, what were the type and shadow of things to come all about? They were about history drawing to a close and the judgment coming upon those who have rebelled against God and refused to receive the salvation, which He provided for them through His Son, the true Passover Lamb of God. In plain language, they have rejected the truth and salvation, which have been awesome gifts from God who loves us. They are about to have their eyes opened and see what fools they have been for being too busy in this world to find time for the Word of God, which gives life to otherwise dying people, struggling in their own blood!
Read Ezekiel, chapter 16, in which the Lord describes how He took His people from the gentiles to form His own nation under His rule again, taking them out of rebellion and blessing them with the finery of kings. Still, they rebelled against Him by wanting to return to the religious nations to have a king of this world instead of the King of heaven.
What fools we have been to reject the very breath of life! In plain language, without the blood of Jesus, it is not possible to pass from this world to eternal life in the kingdom. You can do your ‘social thing’ made up of good deeds for the world, as both individuals and as a nation, but neither one can be saved without feasting on the Word of God. Jesus is both the Lamb and the Word made flesh who dwelt among us, as we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth (see John 1:14). John the Baptist bore witness to who He was when he stated the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ – amazing grace (see John 1:17).
What a privilege to have been offered the Lamb as we have been offered Him here in America, when there are so many people of the world being held captive to religion, not knowing, and possibly never knowing, the truth! Almost every home in America had a Bible except in the situation where a religious priesthood withheld it from its people. And where are these precious Bibles? They are collecting dust on book shelves while their owners play the harlot with the world.
They refuse to eat the flesh of the Lamb and they are too stupid to know that without placing the blood of Jesus on the doorposts of their hearts, they are about to enter into the fire judgment under a death warrant for those who choose not to hear and obey. Man always preferred dust and darkness to understanding and light. He has delighted in being a son of Adam and Eve, whose father was the devil and author of death. Few are they, the Lord’s people, who will keep spiritual Passover as commanded and will actually be led by His might out of this world and into the kingdom.
There is a light-clothed group of witnesses, 144,000, to be exact, in a world of teeming billions, wrapped in the mantle of Jesus with waists girded in truth. Their feet are shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. They carry the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God and have on their heads, the helmet of salvation, witnessing in righteousness and in faith. They have on the full spiritual armor of God (see Ephesians 6:10-17).
They are carrying their staffs, for they are as the shepherds of their Lord, the Good Shepherd, and the true priesthood of Christ’s own beloved apostolic church. Because the Spirit of the living God is in them, they will witness only to the truth, as did their Beloved before them. They are those who, having put on the whole armor of God, are able to withstand the devil, as did the shepherd boy, David, when he faced the giant, Goliath.
Each and every Israelite who safely came through the sea to escape the captivity of Egypt was a type from the past, who obeyed the commandments of God, surrounding the events of Passover. They were merely shadows of the passover of God’s people into the kingdom, as the house of Israel, which will escape the captivity of this world about to come entirely under the rule of Satan in a One World Order.
My friends, do not believe in peace treaties as a means of bringing peace to this world! Do not believe that the power of heaven comes from self and man-made religious institutions. Do not ever believe the future of America rests in becoming multicultural or politically correct. The future rests in the strong arm of God who hated and rejected the religion and idols of Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome and, now, the reviving Roman Empire.
Like Dagon, the religious idol of the Philistines in Gaza, they are all coming down when Jesus returns to stand firm as the pillar of the covenant on this earth in the very presence of the Antichrist who will fall down to the ground before Him. Wake up, America; peace will never come to Gaza or any other place in this world without Jesus.
By His might and by His power the Lord has brought us right down to the line between the devil and the deep blue sea. Which is it? Are you going to go forward as commanded, or are you going to look back in fear of the devil, which has none of the might and power that rest in the hand of the Lord as He holds up His shepherd’s staff for His sheep to advance?
Where the sheep are going, there will be sea no more. For the last and final empire of man, the iron empire, is about to go down, like the iron ship of fools called the Titanic, in which they were dancing and fiddling, until she disappeared into the sea and was no more.