Undivided Under David: The Two Sticks Prophecy Of Ezekiel - Part IV
n this series, we’ve shown the Spiritual fulfillment of the arrival of the Kingdom in Jesus Christ coincided with the reunification of the Two Houses of Israel and Judah. Because the Kingdom of God is “not of this world” (John 18:36), Jesus plainly told us His divine mission, in which He rescued the lost sheep of the house of Israel, would not be physically obvious:
“The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:20, 21).
In the contemporary church, the faulty idea of a physical kingdom continues to grow, largely propagated by those who assert the supposedly foreordained plan in which the LORD will redeem the modern people of the nation of Israel. In short, the Antichrist idea that all the Jews will be miraculously converted, and the Spirit of the LORD will reign over the nations from the earthly Jerusalem, has gained enormous momentum in our timeline.
Simultaneously, those who recognize the finished work of Christ in the eternal realm of the Spirit, and how He has already reconfigured Israel and Judah into the singular, born again body of Israel through His blood, errantly reject vast amounts of future prophecy, because of its historic association with the Jewish Supremacism inherent in the Rapture Cult and Messianic Judaism.
The reality is, the Spirit of Antichrist is now rapidly rising, as the Little Horn state of “Israel” stands on the verge of cataclysmic military action, even as the “Church,” functioning as the False Prophet, causes the world to acquiesce to the rise of the Antichrist political power in Jerusalem.
The theology which underpins this idea of an inevitable “godly government” ruling the nations from Israel is known as Two House, and it is the quintessential manifestation of the Spirit of Antichrist in our time. A good example of this Two House thinking may be glimpsed in a quote from a Hebrew Roots oriented pastor, who predicts the two sticks reunification will soon occur, as Jews and Christians are united in a new global order:
“There will be a King in Jerusalem, but all other nations in the world will call him King and bring Him tribute. As in the days of the British Empire when colonial peoples would acknowledge the English crown, so will there be a commonwealth that is centered in Jerusalem” (Hints, Allegories, and Mysteries: The New Testament quotes the Old, Donald E Curtis).
Meanwhile, the “Covenant” school of prophetic thought, steeped in a repudiation of futurist prophetic fulfillment, and immersed in the Preterist concept which posits the siege at Jerusalem in 70 AD was the fulfillment of Christ’s many warnings concerning the coming tribulation, is like a soldier walking through a mine field while blindfolded.
In other words, one group denies the finished work of Christ on the cross has already redeemed Israel, and claims that event is yet to come, while the other group inaccurately asserts that events which are yet future, were fulfilled long ago.
Predictably, in conformity to the Satanically inspired, Dialectical worldview which permeates all earthly things at the end of the age, many would suggest the truth is somewhere in between – the classic Hegelian synthesis resulting from the collision of the thesis and the antithesis (read Antichrist and False Prophet).
A precious few have come to realize that prophecy is multi-dimensional, in that Christ’s kingdom was established at the cross – even as the Old Testament’s prophetic outline of things to come also encompasses events which would transpire over the two millennia which were to elapse after the Kingdom of God was established.
Most believers have read the prophecy from I Corinthians which tells us the events related to Israel, which are documented in the Old Testament, were predictive of the era of the New Covenant; yet very few realize this futurist prophetic formula is still with us to the present day.
“Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come” (I Corinthians 10:11).
A good example of this is found in the victory of Israel over the Amorites described in the book of Joshua. When Joshua (anticipating Jesus via the Anglicized form of his name) stood triumphantly over the Amorites, and commanded the day be extended for the length of another entire day, his actions were profoundly prophetic:
“Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun stand thou still upon Gibeon…So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day” (Joshua 10:12, 13).
As the Scriptures tell us “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years” (II Peter 3:8), this astonishing account is predicting how the victorious Kingdom of God, which arrived in “Israel” as they were led by “Joshua,” will reign within the believers for two days – the two thousand years which have now elapsed from the time of the cross.
But now, Spiritual Sundown has arrived, and the great Falling Away has begun.
--- James Lloyd
More information on the true identity of the nations in prophecy, is found in the James Lloyd book THE DOUBLE DAY: BOOK II OF THE 6,7,8 CYCLE.