Friday, September 01, 2006



When Jesus was preparing for what has been called the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, he made a specific demand on His disciples.

Mark 11:2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, WHEREON NEVER MAN SAT; loose him, and bring [him]. Read the same thing in Luke 19:30

I would like to explain this a bit for you, if I may. We read in Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he [is] just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, AND UPON A COLT THE FOAL OF AN ASS.

The passage is quoted again in Matthew 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and A COLT THE FOAL OF AN ASS.

In Bible types, the ASS IS A BEAST OF BURDEN. She typifies the Church through the centuries since Pentecost. She has borne the burden of persecution, turmoil, false teaching, and lack of power and authority.

Matthew 20:12 Saying, These last have wrought [but] one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto US, WHICH HAVE BORNE THE BURDEN AND HEAT OF THE DAY.

She was "SAT ON" by "MAN" in less than three hundred years after Pentecost. MAN siezed control of the Church of the Living God. MAN changed the doctrines of the Church-- incorporating heathen teachings and practices into the Church. MAN then altered the scriptures, in an attempt to validate the ungodly practices and teaching which had been brought in. MAN also destroyed all of the original copies of the scriptures-- leaving only those which had been corrupted. It is from those corrupted manuscripts that we have all the versions of the Bible to guide our lives today.

From 300 AD to 1560 AD was a period of 1260 years of antichristial teachings and practices. It was the time of great tribulation for the true believers. MAN afflicted, tormented, tortured, and killed those who refused to bow to the edicts which came from MAN'S seat of control over the "beast of burden" Church. It has been called "The Devil's Millenium." The MAN has been referred to as "The Antichrist".

The period of 1260 years is described in the Bible in several ways. It is called "three and a half years, forty and two months, three and a half days-- and others. All of the terms probably refer to the same period of time.

I personally believe it is history.

During that time, the Lord has given many awakenings which resulted in many being temporarily loosed from the bondage of MAN DOMINATION. They were times of great liberty of the Spirit, and signs and wonders being wrought. But MAN was soon able to gain control of these awakenings, and they soon died the same death as all of those before them.

These things have happened in the time of the mother beast of burden. But, there is to be a "birth" take place in the future. The burden bearing Church will have a many-membered SON arise from its midst.

Before MAN can gain control of (sit upon) this many-membered SON of the burden bearing Church, Jesus Himself will "sit upon" (impart His power to, and control) the company, and shall bring His Kingdom into being through them.

This company will have a very short, but very powerful ministry. The Spirit of Jesus will be in FULL CONTROL. He never "misses a lick". There is no lost motion. The work is finished in very short order.

Habakkuk 1:5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for [I] will work a work in your days, [which] ye will not believe, though it be told [you].

Romans 9:28 For he will finish the work, and cut [it] short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.

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