My Angelic Encounter
by Dallas James
Copyright © 2015 by Dallas James
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Table of Contents
[* Chapter 1 -- Life Before My Encounter *]
[* Chapter 2 -- Priesthood Revelation *]
[* Chapter 3 -- New Covenant Altar Revelation *]
[* Chapter 4 -- My Angelic Encounter *]
A Memorial to Her – Mark 14:9
And with Special Thanks to
I have debated within myself whether I should write this ebook pertaining to a very personal encounter I had in the Fall of 1999. How many people have had revelations and/or supernatural experiences that are real and personal to them, yet to others there remains a solid wall of disbelief. Maybe, however, there is value to write this even if only one person would benefit from reading it.
This encounter with two angelic beings happened to me over sixteen years ago but recently I have been remembering it very clearly. I will be turning 65 years old this December so my time here on earth is closer now to its own “end time”. If I found myself however, on my own deathbed, then I think I would have regrets about not sharing one of the greatest moments of my own life. This encounter and the revelations that came to me changed my whole life. For the reader who would consider this testimony seriously I would still caution them to [_“prove all things and hold fast that which is good” _]as the Holy Bible admonishes all of us to do.
Additionally if the reader finds this ebook of interest I have written another ebook entitled, The Urim Thummim Arises, which I have purposely put a hefty pricetag of two hundred dollars on. That book has a very profound revelation which I have no interest for curiousity seekers or the like to read, so the pricetag on that book has been a very good lock to keep such people out of it.
September 13, 2015
Life Before My Encounter
Prior to age sixteen I had zero interest in religion and my passion was Ice Hockey, which made sense seeing I had a Canadian mother. I had a summer job painting crates in a warehouse (age 16) and the only thing to dampen my boredom was a transitor radio usually set to Rock n’ Roll. Well, one day the boredom was so bad I ended up listening to a “World Tomarrow” broadcast with Herbert W Armstrong. I think it was a program on prophecy in Matthew, chapter twenty-four if I remember correctly. From that moment on my whole life and passion changed to the Christian life and a very intense interest in The Holy Bible. My line of work was the janitorial field, so between work and family, Christianity has remained my sole passion to this very day.
I wrote my first article on the Bible around 1992 and then began writing regularly ever since. In 1999 I had a revelation about the Biblical Urim Thummim, which came into my possession in that year after the death of my mother. Looking back I can see that once the “UT” had come into my possession I have never lacked revelations to this very day. Below is the first article I wrote concerning the Bible,
BELIEF AND THE BIBLE
by Dallas E. James
The greatest hinderance in viewing what the Bible contains are traditions that shape and form the beliefs we embrace. Whether one establishes personal belief by traditional creed or selects his own, the Bible by and large remains unnoticed. A good example of this is the common tradition of “Heaven and Hell”. The logical outcome of this belief is simply that some are saved and some are lost. In other words the sacrifice of Jesus Christ was less than one-hundred percent effective in saving ALL humanity, past, present or future. This belief is held by a majority of people who claim the Bible as their authority. I ask the reader to simply read the quotes I now provide as source material to the question of whether Christ, according to the Bible, will save all of humanity or only some. Please draw your own conclusions from what the Bible itself states as quoted.
“I Tim. 2:4-6 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. (KJV)
I Tim. 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. (KJV)
Eph. 1:9-10 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: (KJV)
Col. 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. (KJV)
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (KJV)
I Cor. 3:11-15 11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. (KJV)
Phil. 2:8-11 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (KJV)
II Cor. 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. (KJV)
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (KJV)
1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. (KJV)
John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. (KJV)
John 6:39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. (KJV)
John 4:42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world. (KJV)
John 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. (KJV)
John 5:22-23 22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: 23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. (KJV)
(A Memorial to Her – Read Mark 14:9)
copyright 1992 Dallas James
The Covenant of Levi – The First Report
One of the greatest mistakes has been to equate the Old Covenant for Israel with the specific covenant given to the tribe of Levi! I received a newsletter from the “Foundation for Intercession” dated August 1998. On the second to last page under the subsection, “A New Priesthood Coming” we read,
“Many have correctly taught that God is raising up a new type of priesthood. Hebrews 5:6 quotes Psalm 110:4 calling it ‘the order of Melchisedec.’ Unlike the Levitical priesthood of the Mosaic order, it is not based upon one’s genealogical qualification as a direct descendant of Levi or Aaron. It is instead a priesthood of the Overcomers (Rev.5:10; 20:6).”
While this statement is true in that the Melchisedec priesthood is a different priesthood, it is erroneous to think of the Old Covenant and the Covenant of Levi as the same, or that genealogical qualifications cannot exist for separate Covenant requirements.
“And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, THAT MY COVENANT MIGHT BE WITH LEVI, saith the Lord of hosts. My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherein he feared me, and was afraid before my name.” Malachi 2:4,5 (KJV)
This specific covenant was made with the tribe of Levi after Phineas, a descendant of Aaron, did a righteous act that prevented God from consuming the entire nation of Israel.
“And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Phineas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. Wherefore say, BEHOLD, I GIVE UNTO HIM MY COVENANT OF PEACE: And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.” Numbers 25:10-13 (KJV)
This was a different covenant than the one made at mount Sinai, based on what God had given Moses. This “new” covenant was given as a result of a righteous act by Phineas. Notice how this tribe of Levi had been establishing a pattern of behavior that was very pleasing to God.
“Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord’s side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour. And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.” Exodus 32:26-28 (KJV) (see also Deut.33:8-11)
The “Life and Peace” Covenant of Numbers and Malachi was a specific and separate Covenant made ONLY to one tribe. This covenant however seems to have been blended into the one made at Mount Sinai under different terms, but this is INCORRECT. And while the Old Covenant has been replaced with the New Covenant, we find no replacement or cancelation of the specific covenant made with the tribe of Levi. In fact that “new covenant” was very much a forerunner of the larger New Covenant based on better promises. And this is exactly what we find in a careful reading of the book of Malachi, which deals largely with prophecies of an end-time Elijah figure. In Malachi 3:3 we find that God “purifies” the sons of Levi again for service and in verse four we read,
“Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years.” Malachi 3:4 (KJV)
The most central fact in dealing with this whole subject is to remember and distinguish that we have three covenants to keep in mind, the Old and New Covenants and the Covenant of Life and Peace. The Levitical priesthood in Old Testament times operated under the rules and regulations of the Mosaic Covenant. But NOW, at the end of the age, before the Second Advent of Christ, we find God again renewing the Levitical covenant of life and peace under the operation of Melchizedek rather than the Mosaic dispensation!
“ Because the Priesthood being transferred, there appears in history a necessity of transfer also of the Law.” Hebrews 7:12 (UTV)
One can now begin to see that the “priesthood” and “covenant of life and peace” are also two separate entities. The former Levitical priesthood was Mosaic in character while the new Levitical priesthood (revived under a different covenant) is a Melchizedek priesthood with Jesus Christ as its Head. The specific covenant awarded to the tribe of Levi was not based on Law keeping. This new priesthood (according to Malachi) begins with the tribe of Levi but is not limited to only members of that tribe. If one is in the Melchizedek priesthood the Covenant of Life and Peace only pertains to him if he is of Levitical descent. Christians can now be resurrected at the Second Advent as Kings and Priests under the Melchizedek priesthood of Christ (which of itself has no tribal requirements).
“And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth” Revelation 5:10 (KJV)
Concerning the book of Malachi we find “Elijah” both at the beginning and end of the story. Notice first what “Who’s Who in the Bible”, page 256 says about the prophet Malachi,
“Malachi – (Heb. My messenger) c. middle of 5 century BC. Post-exilic Hebrew prophet. It is generally considered that Malachi is not a name, but a Hebrew word meaning ‘my messenger’. It is taken from the sentence in the text Mal.3:1.”
And that messenger is named of course at the end of Malachi as Elijah. One thing worth mentioning is that this book of the Bible has in it the Spirit of Elijah from beginning to end! We even find that God challenges anyone TODAY to see if they will not be blessed if they give tithes and offerings to the Levites within the Melchizedek priesthood.
“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the window of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” Malachi 3:10 (KJV)
But THIS tithe and offering is NOT Mosaic in character but is the tithe and offering given by our father Abraham to Melchizedek…
“…And he gave him tithes of all.” Genesis 14:20 (KJV)
What has been presented so far is the Biblical evidence of the RENEWED PRIESTHOOD, which an Elijah figure will establish at the end of this age before the return of Christ. One should read the entire book of Malachi in a context of the end-time. God uses events of history to show us future prophecy. There is however much supporting evidence to the Biblical text found in the Dead Sea Scrolls (DDS). These scrolls center very much on an Elijah figure and the Levites in particular. They support the Biblical text and may very well give many specific details. The following are quotes from “The Dead Sea Scrolls – A New Translation” by Wise, Abegg and Cook (Harper Collins). I would recommend this book for continued study. The word “Yahad” is used by the authors of the book to denote this special group of people and the word means “unity”. Note that emphasis is mine throughout these quotes.
“1Qsa, 1Q28a…Col. 1 This is the rule for all the congregation of Israel in the Last Days, when they are mobilized [to join the Yahad. They must l]ive by the law of SONS OF ZADOK, THE PRIESTS, and the men of THEIR COVENANT, they who ce[eased to walk in the w]ay of the people. These are the men of HIS COUNCIL who kept HIS COVENANT during evil times, and so aton[ed for the lan]d…” pages 143-145
Notice how much this accords with the book of Malachi! This group lives by the rules of the Sons of Zadok, the Priests and THEIR COVENANT! This is the Covenant of Life and Peace given by God to the Levites and this is for the “last days”.
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:” Malachi 4:5
This is the authorized authority God establishes in the last days, it originates from the Covenant of Life and Peace given to the Levites, rather than from the Jewish authority of any current “Beit Din”. Jesus Christ has been given the “Key of David” which He will administer under the hands of His chosen Levites at the end of this age. The Elijah to come will be a special commissioned prophet of Levitical descent. This is a very important point for Believers to consider.
“1Q28b,1QSb…Col. 3 May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you” (Num,6:26); [may he delight in] the savor [of YOUR SACRIFICES]. MAY HE CHOOSE ALL WHO ABIDE IN [YOUR] PRIES[THOOD]….MAY HE ] SANCTIFY YOUR DESCENDANTS…Words of blessing belonging to the Inst[ructor, by which to bless] the SONS OF ZADOK, THE PRIESTS, chosen by God to uphold His covenant for[ever, to pr]ove His precepts among His people, and to teach them as He commanded…[MAY HE RE]NEW FOR YOU THE [ETERNAL] COVENANT OF HIS PRIESTHOOD…MAY HE BLESS ALL MORTAL COUNSEL BY YOUR HAND! Col. 4 […For] He has chosen you […] and to place you at the HEAD of the Holy Ones and with you to bl[ess…] by your hand the men of God’s society, RATHER THAN BY THE HAND OF A PRINCE…Col. 5 […F]OR HE HAS ORDAINED YOU TO THE PRIESTHOOD…MAY] GOD [PUT] THE FEAR OF YOU [UPON] , AND OF YOUR MAJESTY [UPON ALL WHO…]…AND SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE KINGDOM OF HIS PEOPLE…”. Pages 147-149
Take note here that end-time authority is not given to a prince which would be of the Davidic line, but instead Christ, administers His Davidic line through the tribe of Levi! It is these “descendants” who are set apart for Divine Service. Continuing with more DDS supporting evidence for the book of Malachi.
“4Q164…[th]at they founded the society of the Yahad on the priests, and the […] company of his chosen, like the sapphire among the stones […]…” Page 213
“4Q175…Col. 1…And of Levi he said: [+Give to Levi Your Thummim, and your Urim +]to your loyal one, whom You tested at Massah…” Page 230
Here again is the tribe of Levi which is spoken of in the book of Malachi!
“Mt. Athos MS… And he said to me: LEVI, , TO YOU AND TO YOUR DESCENDANTS THE PRIESTHOOD IS GIVEN, to serve the Most High in the midst of the land and to atone for the sins of the land. THEN HE GAVE THE BLESSINGS OF THE PRIESTHOOD…” Page 252
“11Q13 Col. 2…WHEN HE SHALL ATONE FOR ALL THE SONS OF [LIGHT] AND THE PEOPL[E WHO ARE PRE]DESTINED TO MEL[CHI]ZEDEK…” Page 456
Here is absolutely supporting Biblical evidence of the Melchizedek priesthood!
“Col. 56 […You shall go to the priests, LEVITES] °r ju[dges in office]and inquire of them…You must act according to the Law that they proclaim to you, in keeping with the decision that they render you from the book of the Law…” Page 484
This shows the authority God gives this end-time priesthood.
“Col. 60……”Page 487 (compare this with Malachi 3:8-10)
Tithes and offerings are to be given to the Levites, they are the only ones to take the tithes and offerings.
“1QS,4Q255-264a,5Q11…Col. 9…At that time the men of the Yahad shall withdraw, the HOLY HOUSE OF AARON uniting as a Holy of Holies, and the synagogue of Israel as those who walk blamelessly. THE SONS OF AARON ALONE SHALL HAVE AUTHORITY IN JUDICAL AND FINANCIAL MATTERS. THEY SHALL DECIDE ON GOVERNING PRECEPTS FOR THE MEN OF THE YAHAD AND ON MONEY MATTERS FOR THE HOLY MEN WHO WALK BLAMELESSLY…They shall govern themselves using the original precepts by which the men of the Yahad began to be instructed , doing so until there come THE PROPHET and THE MESSIAHS of AARON and ISRAEL…” Page 139
All of these writings from the DDS back the account of the book of Malachi to the dotting of the eye and crossing of the tee. These were no doubt prophecies given by Believers intended for the last days and support the Divine Word of God.
The Priests and Prophets of Levi
“And if ye will receive it, this is Elias (Elijah), which was for to come.” Matthew 11:14 (KJV)
The understanding and revelation of the above mentioned verse can only come by studying the history of the kings, priests and prophets in the plan and purpose of God. Ancient Israel was originally established as a Divine nation whose destiny was to bring about the Kingdom of God on earth. The Bible informs us that the peoples of this nation will again exist in the last days, and that Israel will then succeed, during the millennium, in carrying out the plan of God which it had originally been given to do (see Luke 22:30). An understanding of the administrative roles of the kings, and particularly the priests and prophets, will yield new insight.
It was Moses that God first called as the Leader, Priest and Prophet to lead the Israelites. But Moses complained about all that God had given him (see Ex.4:10-12). The Lord was angry with Moses about this and then made the decision to split the duties of leadership with his brother Aaron.
“And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses , and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.” Exodus 4:14 (KJV)
This is the starting point when the administrative roles for Israel were split between the kingship of the nation and the priesthood, although the major division of this occurred later when Israel asked for a king.
“And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should reign over them.” I Samuel 8:7 (KJV)
What happened in the time of Samuel must be noted as registering the same displeasure from God that the division of duties that God created with Aaron did. Up until the time of Samuel there functioned Judges, Prophets and a priesthood in Israel, but now the division had been established between the kingship and priesthood. Our Lord however in his knowledge of the future had predicted these things would occur when Jacob prophesied what would happen to his twelve sons. The tribe of Levi that later became the priestly tribe, was to become scattered among Israel. This happened later when the land was divided among the tribes and Levi was only given cities among the other tribes as their inheritance. This is because their inheritance was the priesthood but also as a result of the curse rendered to them for their anger, God would scatter them.
“Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are their habitations…Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.” Genesis 49:5,7 (KJV)
Amram and Jochebed were the parents of Moses, who was a Levite, and this tribe was destined to be scattered among all the Israelite clans. The kingship of Israel had also been predicted by Jacob to pass unto the tribe of Judah.
“The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.” Genesis 49:10 (KJV)
“For is it evident our Lord sprang out of Judah; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.” Hebrews 7:14 (KJV)
We also find that even before David was officially made King of Israel, the bloodline of Judah was mixed with the tribe of Levi when Aaron the priest married Elisheba, who was the daughter of Amminadab, a leader of the tribe of Judah (see Ex.6:23). God had all knowledge of how history would work itself out in real life. The division in the administrative roles between Judah and Levi began when God established Aaron, with the bloodline of Judah also entering in. Then when David became King, the division of the Kingship of Judah, and the Priesthood of Levi became a permanent feature of Israelite administration.
Concerning the priestly administration of Israel, we need to know from whom to whom this bloodline of priests was pasted unto throughout history. This is because the “Covenant of Life and Peace”, that God says will once again be established in the Last Days (see Mal.2:4), is still dependent upon the passing down of the priesthood through bloodlines.
“And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:” Hebrews 7:23 (KJV)
There is a mighty promise God made in the book of Jeremiah that both the kingship and priesthood of Israel would continue through time. Note that in Hebrews 7:12 it says that the priesthood is transferred, but Jeremiah confirms that it is NOT eliminated.
“Thus saith the Lord; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season; Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; AND WITH THE LEVTIES THE PRIESTS, MY MINISTERS.” Jeremiah 33:20,21 (KJV)
We see that both the kingship and priesthood of Israel is a permanent feature in the plan and purpose of God, that it is as sure as the rising and setting of the sun. Now take note of the following bloodline of priests that we have the records of from Levi to John the Baptist.
Levi – Elisheba
Abijah (Abia in NT)
Zechariah – Elisabeth
John ( the Baptist )
Elijah ( my messenger)
This is the official line of priests from the birth of Levi up until the time of John the Baptist who Christ said is also an Elijah. There is a duel meaning in the term “the two witnesses”. First, one can see that there are two messengers preceding both of Christ’s Advents to this earth, one of course being John the Baptist, and the second called “my Messenger”, an “Elijah” in the book of Malachi. John the Baptist was a priest descended from Zadok, so we have a clear Levitical High Priest line from Aaron to John the Baptist (the “first” witness). Then in the time of the End we have another Elijah figure who will head up the “Renewed Levitical Priesthood”. He would have to be an authorized descendant to be the Leader of the Levitical priesthood. Secondarily, we have symbolism in the fact that the two witnesses are also two people existing in the end of days together. One being the Elijah just mentioned (a Priest) and second, (a Leader) descended from the tribe of Judah.
SO JUST AS WE HAD KING DAVID AND PRIEST ZADOK EXISTING IN ANCIENT ISRAEL WE WILL FIND THESE FIGURES OR TYPES STANDING AT THE END OF DAYS.
“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.” Revelation 11:3 (KJV)
What is interesting to note is that John the Baptist (a Levite) was related to the mother of Jesus. Remember that Aaron had married into the line of Judah. This means that Jesus Christ’s legal bloodline [his actual bloodline came from ABOVE as Scripture states] was from Judah, but that Elisabeth had a family connection with Jesus, and she was of Aaronic bloodline. Legally then, we have a union of the offices of King and Priest in Christ Jesus who is now the head of the Melchizedek Priesthood under which the Covenant of Levi will function as a separate entity. The Melchizedek priesthood is NOT after the order of Aaron (Heb.7:11), but that does not mean the Covenant of Levi (which will exist as long as day and night continues) cannot operate within the Priesthood of Melchizedek as a separate family unit. The Melchizedek priesthood has no racial boundaries which means Jesus Christ has the option of including anyone in it He wishes. That does not mean that the Levtical priesthood is abolished as some think. The Melchizedek priesthood can be likened to the United States of America. We are one country consisting of multi-racial backgrounds, yet within the United States of America, there can exist, separate communities of particular groups of people. In other words the Melchizedek Priesthood is universal in scope but can contain any number of individual characteristics within. Scripture does not say precisely, but I think when we piece all this information together, we can see what Christ was alluding to when He said, “If ye will receive it, this is Elias”. In my report title, “The Warning from Malachi” we note that the message of Malachi has been carried to us today over a very very long journey, “We begin the book of Malachi by noting the word “burden”. Vines Expository Dictionary says, “The word means that which is born by a man, an ass, a mule, or a camel…”. We have here a very clear picture of a message being carried to us on a long voyage through time to our present day much as the image of a camel bearing its load over a long desert journey.” Somehow through time, the Kingly and Priestly offices would be preserved for our day. The double message in the symbolism of the two witnesses speaks clearly of this, as well as, the plain statements of Scripture that the Levitical Priesthood would continue.
[_ “And thou shalt bring near Aaron and his sons, unto the opening of the tent of meeting, - and shalt bathe them in the water; and thou shalt clothe Aaron with the holy garments,- and shalt anoint him and hallow him so shall he minister as priest unto me.
Christ asked us IF we could receive it, that is, what had been said in his previous discourse on Elias in Matthew 11:7-15. The former Elijah in John the Baptist was a PRIEST and the message carried to us over time is that the duplicate Elijah figure appearing before the Second Advent of Christ will also be a PRIEST of the line of Zadok. In short, a distant relative of John the Baptist! The last verse in the book of Malachi addresses these issues as the end-time Elijah will have the job of turning children to their fathers. The fathers represent the original teachings of Scripture and just as the original Elijah the Tishbite, he will have the job of fighting against the ministers of false religion. Elijah the Tishbite, if we take our cue from Christ, and get our history right, he was no doubt also a PRIEST of the line of Zadok. Yet evil King Ahab and his treacherous wife had other religions in vogue in Israel. So the authorized priest of God was forced into exile in his own country until God started destruction on the paganism that was Ahab’s state religion! The end-time Elijah will have many of the same problems to contend with, but when God shows His hand through this prophet, the destruction on our traditional and pagno-christian system will begin to crumble. Acts 3:19-21 says Christ must remain in heaven before a universal restoration takes place. This also is spoken of by Christ as what Elijah will be about doing.
“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come and restore all things.” Matthew 17:11 (KJV)
So we see that Elijah the Tishbite, John the Baptist (an Elias) and Elijah (of Malachi), all had and will have, much of the same work in preparing the way for the Lord and destroying pagan religion.
New Covenant Altar Revelation
The Prince of the Covenant
In the book of Daniel we are given insight about the covenant that will exist in the End Time.
“And with the arms of a flood will they be swept away from before him, and will be broken; yes, also And after they join themselves unto him, he will work deceitfully: because he will come up, and will become strong with a small people.” Daniel 11:22,23 (UTV)
We are told that this covenant (that will be in effect during the End Times) is further defined as “a Holy Covenant”. This is none other than the “covernant of life and peace” mentioned in the book of Malachi, which is also the same “covenant of peace” recorded in the book of Numbers.
[“Because the ships of Chittim will come against him: therefore he will be grieved and return, and have indignation so will he do; he will even return, and have intelligence with them And arms will stand on his part, and they will desecrate the Sacred Place of Refuge, _]and will take away the daily sacrifice,[ and they will ascribe the abomination that makes desolate. And such as do wickedly against the Covenant will he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their Elohim will be strong, and do exploits.” Daniel 11:30-32 (UTV)_]
In addition to this “Holy Covenant” we find there is also a “daily sacrifice” existing in these times also.
[“Yes, he magnified himself even to the Captain of the Army, and by him _]the daily sacrifice was taken away,[ and the And an army was given him ]against the daily sacrifice[ by reason of transgression, and it produced and prospered. Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said to that certain saint that spoke, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the Sanctuary and the army to be trampled underfoot?” Daniel 8:11-13 (UTV)_]
Restoring the Altar of Sacrifice
“For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim: [Urim Thummim] Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.” Hosea 3:4,5 (KJV)
Our Holy Bible predicted that through the ages of time after the ancient nation of Israel had been destroyed and its people dispersed, that they would abide many days “without a sacrifice”. This is one historical fact that does not need much verification, as animal sacrifices are a thing of the past. Modern Churchianity has taught us for centuries that these sacrifices have been done away and replaced with the symbolic sacrifice of Christ. These animal sacrifices have been seen by most as a type or foreshadow of the literal sacrifice of Christ that took place at His crucifixion. But now that the crucifixion and resurrection has taken place, the Mosaic system has been superseded with the New Covenant.
“But now has he obtained a more excellent service, by how much also he is the mediator of a better Covenant, which was enacted upon better promises. Because if that first Covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he declares, Behold, the days come says the LORD, when I will make a New Covenant with the House of Israel and with the House of Judah:” Hebrews 8:6-8 (UTV)
What has taken place is that many of the features of the Old Covenant system have been replaced with new features, but that many of the features remain the same, because they do not conflict, and are universal aspects of teaching in the plan of God. The use of sacrifices is one of the continuing features to be restored in the latter days after its period of absence. It is also an important point to note that sacrifices were NOT an invention of the Mosaic system, but were something incorporated into the Mosaic system from pre-Mosaic times. In fact, sacrifices were one of the most central teachings of God from the very beginning of time. Notice in the introduction of the original translation in The Book of Enoch by R.H. Charles how sacrifices were a part of life from the earliest times in history.
“Again, whereas the Essenes objected to animal sacrifice, no such objection is taken in either 1 or 2 Enoch. In the former in 89.50 the temple sacrifices are referred to with complete approval in the words ‘and they offered a full table before Him’. In 89.73 the sacrifices are said to be ‘polluted’, but no condemnation of sacrifice in itself is here implied. The writer uses no stronger words than Malachi 1:7, ‘Ye offer polluted bread upon Mine Altar.’ In 2 Enoch 59.2-3 the spiritual value of animal sacrifice is clearly expressed” The Book of Enoch, page civ
Among the other early sacrifices we have that of Abel (Genesis 4:4), Noah (Genesis 8:20), Abraham (Genesis 12:7), Job (Job 1:5), Isaac (Genesis 26:25) and Jacob in Genesis 46:1. So what we have prior to the institution of the Mosaic system is actually a whole history of sacrifice since the inception of human history. It would be absurd to think that just because of its inclusion into the Mosaic system that this central teaching of God is now eliminated. When we read in Hebrews, chapters eight and nine about the nullification of the Old Covenant for the New we later read in Hebrews, chapter ten that the sacrifices carry forth into the New Covenant as a remembrance or memorial of the literal sacrifice of Christ.
“But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.” Hebrew 10:3 (KJV)
The answer to this whole question becomes clear in the very next verse, which tells us that animal sacrifices do not take away sins.
“For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.” Hebrews 10:4 (KJV)
As we continue to read on from verse four we find the Scriptures making it very clear that Christ fulfilled the foreshadowing that the sacrifices signified, but again we are reminded in verse 32 to remember the former days.
“But call to remembrance the former days, in which after you were illuminated, you endured a great conflict of sufferings;” Hebrews 10:32 (UTV)
This is further explained in the latter days when we are told to “remember the law of Moses with the statues and judgments.
“Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.” Malachi 4:4 (KJV)
We even have the Scriptures telling us in the plainest of language that the New Covenant involves the “blood of sprinkling” and contrasts it to the pre-Mosaic sacrifice of Abel.
“And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.” Hebrew 12:24 (KJV)
Then in Hebrew 13:10 the statement is made “WE HAVE AN ALTAR” but our altar is unlike the old altar of former times. Our new altar, instead of looking forward to Christ points us back to the time Christ became the sacrifice for the human race. [+The new sacrifices in the latter days and beyond is a memorial of that great event, +]and will be taught humanity as a history lesson no one will forget. In the book of Isaiah we find reference to a future time in the Kingdom of God on earth when “flocks shall minister unto thee” on a future altar of God.
“All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.” Isaiah 60:7 (KJV)
These are not imaginary sheep or rams, and neither is this an imaginary altar. The problem with people today is that the Scriptures are not read clearly, and we have many of the features of the New Covenant replaced with the imaginations of man. So instead of remembering the former days, the New Covenant of Churchianity proposes we forget it. In doing so humanity has lost the impact and teaching of the central sacrifice of Jesus Christ. But this is not the case for in the coming Kingdom of God on earth, animal sacrifices will be made under the terms of the New Covenant and will become a real sacrifice of praise for what God has accomplished in his Son Jesus Christ.
“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise continually to God, that is, the fruit of the lips confessing his name. But of doing good and communicating of your substance be not forgetful, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” Hebrew 13:15,16 (DBY)
This verse shows us that the “sacrifice of praise” is accomplished through real acts (not just symbolical thinking), and it is with “such sacrifices” that God is “well pleased”. This is what the Scriptures themselves tell us rather than the man devised interpretation that the animal sacrifices are done away and replaced with praising. Note that in I Peter 2:5 these are spiritual sacrifices NOT spiritual symbolism. The sacrifices are symbolic but are expressed in real terms.
“Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” I Peter 2:5 (KJV)
The mindset generally taught today however is that there is no memorial of the sacrifices, but that they are eliminated and that their expression is only to be “spiritually conceived” now that Christ has accomplished His sacrifice once and for all for mankind. The fact that these animal sacrifices are conducted as a remembrance and memorial is completely ignored. The true teaching of how these new sacrifices under the terms of the New Covenant are accomplished can be illustrated in the pre-Mosaic sacrifice of Abraham concerning his son Isaac. In Genesis 22:9 we find Abraham preparing to offer up his son Isaac, but then in verse twelve he was told not to sacrifice his son, a ram instead was to be offered as sacrifice (verse 13). Many have realized of course that when this was done Isaac had been symbolically sacrificed and he now represented the living Jesus Christ. This of course is also what transpires on earth when Christ reigns. The sacrifices will be made as a memorial with the living Christ abiding on the earth. The teaching points to the death and resurrection of our Savior.
In the Millennial temple of Ezekiel as illustrated in Appendix 88 of E.W Bullinger’s Companion Bible, we find that the Sanctuary’s central feature is the Altar of Sacrifice. In other words it is the very center of attention and takes first priority. By contrast today however amongst most theologians, it takes no priority at all. Historically our Roman form of Churchianity divorces itself from its own Israelite and Jewish past and in doing so creates a New Covenant that God never devised. The Scriptures concerning the elimination of the Mosaic system is then interpreted in a way that does away with the remembrance that is central to the plan of God. This lawless form of theology was never sanctioned by God who informs us that the law is “perfect” for conversion of the soul.
“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. [law: or, doctrine] [converting: or, restoring] The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. [true: Heb. truth]” Psalms 19:7-9 (KJV)
And then in a prophecy for the future we are told that people in the latter days will return to the things of the past. These are clearly NEW features of the New Covenant incorporating the history of the past and applying its teaching in the Light of the Gospel of Christ. This true Gospel does not divorce itself from the past, but uses history as a proper vehicle for the teaching of the people in the latter days and beyond.
“When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; [are…: Heb. have found thee] (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, either destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them. For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it? Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?” Deuteronomy 4:30-33 (KJV)
The fulfillment of the law of Moses (Luke 24:44) does not mean God does not use the things of the past to teach His newly applied laws that will now be written on human hearts. When we compare Psalms 116:17 with 118:27 we find that the sacrifices are real and literal and will cause people to praise and have thanksgiving. People living in a physical world need these real demonstrations to teach them, and also cause them never to forget the past. God tells us to bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. He does not tell us to bind the sacrifice with praise. Praise comes as a result of the sacrifices and the meanings they portray to people.
“I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.” Psalms 116:17 (KJV)
“God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.” Psalms 118:27 (KJV)
In Ezekiel’s millennial sanctuary, the altar is taken care of by the priests and Levites which will have the charge under Christ (not Moses) of the earthly temple, in administering the New Covenant and its terms on the earth.
“And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, which come near to the LORD to minister unto him. So he measured the court, an hundred cubits long, and an hundred cubits broad, foursquare; and the altar that was before the house.” Ezekiel 40:46,47 (KJV) [see also Eze.42:13]
It also should be noted that it was to be the role of the priests to perform these duties “unto the age”. Our opening verse in Hosea 3:4,5 indicate that the Israelites would go a long time “without a sacrifice” but that this time would end and that the priests would then resume their duties.
[_ “Sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron is separated for his sanctifying the holy of holies, he and his sons -- unto the age, to make perfume before Jehovah, to serve Him, and to bless in His name -- unto the age.” 1 Chronicles 23:13 (YLT) _]
In conclusion, we must note that the doing away of the Mosaic system as taught today is not wrong per se, but is a teaching not telling us the whole Truth. For its system is truly replaced by the New Covenant and that the priesthood with its sacrifices is transferred and the Levitical priesthood is maintained under the priesthood of Mechizedek, of which Christ is the head. The Bible tells us that the former sacrifices were not pleasing to God, but that He is more concerned with the attitude of heart, THEN shall the sacrifices be pleasing unto Him.
“For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. [else…: or, that I should] The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.” Psalms 51:16-19 (KJV)
Its also worth noting that in Daniel 12:11 we have indication that the sacrifices which have been absent for centuries but that they are stopped for a period of time when the Antichrist has his reign. Then we find during the time of the Kingdom of God on earth God’s altar standing again.
“In that day there will be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS TO YHWH; and the pots in YHWH’s Temple will be like the basin .” Zechariah 14:20 (UTV)
The Priesthood Covenant of Levi and the Daily Sacrifice will both be in evidence in the End Times as part of the Restoration that the LORD will spearhead prior to His Second Coming. The book of Malachi says that the future Elijah will be pointing people back to the things of the past. We are about to enter a new biblical era before the Apocalypse can occur!
[“Yes, he magnified himself even to the Captain of the Army, and by him , _]and[ the Established Place of ]his Sanctuary was cast down.[” Daniel 8:11 (UTV)_]
This verse shows by carefull reading that this “daily sacrifice” is not located at the Temple in Jerusalem as that Sanctuary is not “cast down”. See my book [_Walking in Eden – A New END TIME Scenario _]for an understanding of the “Beulah” principle.
My Angelic Encounter
As I had mentioned in chapter one I began writing in 1992 and then in 1999 I had a revelation I was in possession of the Biblical Urim Thummim. [that revelation is included in my ebook The Urim Thummim Arises]. Once I was in possession of that revelation I noted that the time I was given the “UT” was the same exact time I began writing and having the revelations which were unlocking many things in the Bible for me. Some of the things were very simple, for example, in all the centuries of Bible studies I find nothing on the new subjects I found. Like a verse that says when the Gospel is preached “this also WILL BE spoken of as a memorial to her” (Read the Dedication in this ebook). Yet I can find no churches or pastors when preaching the Gospel following even this simple Biblical edict. Why has this been neglected for all these centuries of preaching the Gospel? Why has it been universally ignored?
The big question for me in 1999 was why do I have the UT, why was I getting these revelations no one else had? Then the bigger question was, do I qualify to be the one to have it? Was having the UT meaning I was descended from the Levitical priesthood? I went and had my DNA tested and found indications I may have a Levite ancestry. Then a DNA link from a database came, and the man with my same DNA did parallel what I had done. We had both given up our Western pagan form of churchianity from our families and joined Sabbath keeping Jewish/Messianic forms of Christianity. Very odd our DNA drove each of us to do the same thing. Then for me it happened two more times. Another man with the same DNA was so driven to “be Jewish” he had changed his name to a Jewish name. Another man was a high ranking official of the Mormon church which has an emphasis on the teaching of the urim thummim. So many things looked like they fit a picture that I was indeed a descendant of the ancient tribe of Levi yet I had no absolute proof of it.
This was all leading up to the angelic encounter I had. After I had finished writing the revelation on the UT I was exhausted. This was in the fall of 1999. My wife and I then decided to take a break and drive up to Harrison Hot Springs in Canada for a few days of relaxation. On my drive up there I was thinking maybe I would be given a revelation to confirm I was of the priestly line. I remember enjoying that trip very much yet “nothing happened”. No revelations or anything. So when driving back home I realized I must have had an overactive imagination because I really did want to know the answer to that question. Then in our drive home through the country I thought I should stop at a farm stand and get some “sweet corn” as it was the Fall harvest. So as I kept driving I then saw a small sign next to a VW Van that said “Sweet Corn” so I quickly pulled over and got out and approached two “males”. Both had beards and dark hair and one was putting things away after he saw me (like they did not want to stay there long). So I walked up to one of them and asked about the corn. He looked me straight in the eye and proclaimed to me “God Bless You”, then picking up the corn said, “For You It is Free” and then handed me some corn. I was amazed because he did not just give me the corn but outstretched his arms to give it to me. I replied to him a little shocked saying, “God Bless You Too” and took the corn. Then as I was looking him in the eyes I glanced away and downward to look at the corn, and he immediately saw my eyes shift to the corn and quickly reached for more corn and gave it too me. I thanked him and got back into my car and drove home knowing I had had an angelic encounter and that I was given the clearest answer to my question of whether I came from the priestly line.
You see, it is only the priests of the tribe of Levi that are authorized to receive the tithes and offerings. They were given the tithe of the produce of the land. So I knew that these two angels came and proved to me I was authorized to receive the tithe. This is also the proof I needed that I am also authorized as the custodian of the UT. This then is the testimony I make before YHWH and man that what I have written is the Truth. For myself it is proven, but there is a way for others to prove for themselves whether what I say is correct. The answer is found in your own Holy Bible.
“Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse so that there may be food in my house. And prove me now herewith declares YHWH of Hosts, if I will not open you the windows of the cosmos, and pour you out a blessing, that there will not be room enough to receive it.” Malachi 3:10 (UTV)
For detailed prophetic information see also my free ebook Walking in Eden – A New END TIME Scenario