Ephraim Is The Father's Firstborn - Pieter Kirstein/J Leland Earls



Pieter Kirstein 3/8/22

Ephraim is the Father's first-born. God showed me the 144,000 firstfruits. THESE ARE NOW LIKE THE 120 WAITING IN THE UPPER ROOM FOR THE SUDDENLIES OF GOD AND SUPERNATURAL EMPOWERMENT THROUGH RESURRECTION GLORY Throughout the entire night the Father spoke to me about the "STONE" prophesied in Daniel 2, which is the Kingdom of God and the Government of God that is going to manifest within the 144,000 firstfruits company of overcomers. These Ephraim Gentile first-fruits to be unveiled as the manifested sons of God are declared as God's first-born in Jeremiah 31 who are also the eagle watchmen sons and daughters of God that shall lead the nations to Zion - 6 For there shall be a day that the watchmen on Mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise and let us go up to Zion to Jehovah our God! 7 For so says the LORD, Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations. Cry out, give praise and say, O LORD, save Your people, the remnant of Israel. 8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the corners of the earth, and with [them] the blind and the lame, the woman with child and she who is in labor with child, together; a great company shall return there. 9 They shall come with weeping, and with prayers I will lead them. I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way; they shall not stumble in it, for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim [is] My firstborn. 10 Hear the Word of the LORD, O nations, and declare [it] in the coastlands afar off. And say, He who scattered Israel will gather him and keep him, as a shepherd [keeps] his flock. 11 For the LORD has redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of the one stronger than he. 12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the sons of the flock and the herd. And their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not pine away any more at all. Acts 15:14 Simeon has declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for His name. 15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, 16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: 17 That the rest of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, says the Lord, who does all these things. The Ephraim Gentile Spiritual Israelites who are children born according to the promise made to Abraham, through Isaac were declared as God's first-born in Genesis 48. Also see Romans 9. The only way for these first-fruits to reach the top of Mount Zion is through the purification and the discipline of the Father as they followed Him on the road to Zion revealed in Hebrews 12 - 5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons, My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked by Him; 6 for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and He scourges every son whom He receives. 7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons, for what son is he whom the father does not chasten? 8 But if you are without chastisement, of which all are partakers, then you are bastards and not sons. 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected [us], and we gave [them] reverence. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For truly they chastened [us] for a few days according to their own pleasure, but He for our profit, that [we] might be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now chastening for the present does not seem to be joyous, but grievous. Nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who are exercised by it. These peaceable fruits of righteousness declares the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ that's been fully developed within those who are to be revealed as the glorified mountaintop manifested sons of God. Ephesians 4:13 And this until we all come into the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a full-grown man, to [the] measure of [the] stature of the fullness of Christ. As they submitted themselves to be purified and disciplined and perfected by the Father He shall cause them to break through into His tabernacle and mountaintop habitation - 22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the first-born who are written in Heaven, and to God [the] judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect. Six years ago the Father took me through the veil and caused me to look through His mountaintop prophetic vision down the mountain and I saw how these 144,000 firstfruits was busy climbing the mountain of God according to Psalm 24:3 Who shall go up into the hill of the LORD? Or who shall stand in His holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity, and has not sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face, O God of Jacob. Selah. This is why the purity of these first-fruits wise virgins are declared in Revelation 14: 1 And I looked, and lo, the Lamb stood on Mount Zion. And with Him were a hundred and forty-four thousands, having His Father's name written in their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from Heaven, like the voice of many waters and like the voice of a great thunder. And I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps. 3 And they sang as it were a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. And no one could learn that song except the hundred [and] forty-four thousands who were redeemed from the earth. 4 These are those who were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, as a firstfruit to God and to the Lamb. Then six later, again towards the end of 2018, the Father took me through the veil and caused me to see how far these 144,000 firstfruits have advanced in their pursuit of God, into the mountain of His habitation and showed me that only 2 prophetic steps were left for them to break through into His glory realm. Then again towards the end of 2020, while I was asleep, the Holy Spirit suddenly supernaturally prayed me awake in tongues and caused me to open my eyes in an open vision. I saw how the sons of God went into the top His mountain and I heard the Father declared "AND WIFI CONNECTION SHALL BE PROVIDED" This means that the lives of these first-fruits sons of God shall be as Kingdom brought casting Holy Spirit networks that's going to voice out the counsel of God to those who are still in the valley of decision, spoken of in Joel 2. They shall become the voice of the mountain by the thunderous voice of the Father. Understand the transfiguration of the Lord's bride into a suitable habitation for God by His Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:7 But if the ministry of death, written and engraved in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: 8 How shall not the ministry of the Spirit be more glorious? 9 For if the ministry of condemnation be glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness exceed in glory. 10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excels. 11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remains is glorious. 12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: 13 And not as Moses, who put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly see the end of that which is abolished: 14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same veil not taken away in the reading of the old covenant; which veil is done away in Christ. 15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their hearts. 16 Nevertheless when one shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away. 17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. Why have we not witnessed this greater glory yet? I have asked the Lord "years in waiting now" for the interpretation of the 3 disciples Peter, James and John who was allowed to go with Him up that mountain to witness His transfiguration. He showed me years ago that there are prophetic patterns revealed in the lives of these 3 disciples but God only started to show me recently. All of these shall be fulfilled in those that follow the Lord wherever He leads. John is typified by the one whom Jesus loved, (John 19:20, John 20:2, John 21:7) God proclaims the bride of Yeshua in John because John reclined in the bosom of Christ at the last supper. (John 13:23) Also the wedding in Cana in Galilee is only recorded in John, not in Matthew, Mark or Luke. John also was the disciple who received the revelation of Jesus Christ. Revelation 1 1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and revealed it by his angel unto his servant John: 2 Who bore witness of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Also the Lord said to me that the last supper illustrates the prophetic setting of His corporate body around the world. Each of His disciples sat at a different distance from Him BY CHOICE. What is God saying to the church in John? That I only unveil Myself to those who become intimate with Me. Even David in Psa 25:14 writes; The secret of the LORD is with them that fear Him; and He will show them His covenant. Jesus said to me that the language of the mountaintop (THE HOLY OF HOLIES) cannot be understood within the valley (THOSE WHO DWELL IN THE COMPLACENCY AND STUBBORNESS OF THE FLESH) YOU DECIDE HOW CLOSE YOU WALK WITH GOD - Hebrews 11:6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [Him], for he who comes to God must believe that He is and [that] He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. The other disciple through whom He speaks to us is James. He was known as a son of thunder. The voices of the sons of God through whom He shall speak to this generation are the voices of thunder. (Mark 3:17) Peter signifies the true builders and shepherds of God's kingdom that are released from a place of intimacy and humility. Joh 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me more than these? He said unto him, Yea, Lord; you know that I love you. He said unto him, Feed my lambs. Joh 21:16 He said to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me? He said unto him, Yea, Lord; you know that I love you. He said unto him, Feed my sheep. Joh 21:17 He said unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Do you love me? And he said unto him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. Jesus said unto him, Feed my sheep. Mark 9:2 And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter, and James, and John, and leads them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and He was transfigured before them. 3 And His is raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. 5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah 6 For he knew not what to say; for they were sore afraid. 7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. After six prophetic days in this final generation again Jesus takes His bride into the high mountain of her God and there shall be a transfiguration as He glorifies her into the likeness of her God. Isa 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, you that tremble at His word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for My name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but He shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed. Isa 61:3 To provide for them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. Isaiah 60:8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? 9 Surely the coastlands shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from afar, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD your God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he has glorified you. A 1000 years is as a day and a day as a 1000 years to God. Since Adam and Abraham was 2000 years, between Abraham and Jesus was 2000 years and between Jesus and this final generation was 2000 prophetic years and now we are entering the Jubilee of the Sabbath rest of the Kingdom age of Almighty God as He moves us through the veil into His fullness and Presence. In other words 6 prophetic DAYS have had its fulfillment and now after 6 days THERE SHALL BE A GLORIOUS RESURRECTION AND TRANSFIGURATION of the mountain top dwelling bride of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. The laws of God is written on her obedient heart as the living epistle that she has become. Indeed the living Word of God has become flesh within the Lord's bride. Moses is representative of this because he represents the law. Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. This simply means that through her relationship building with her God she allowed Him to transform her heart into a suitable habitation for Him. Yes indeed He has changed her by the power of His truth. She is one that walks in agreement with His ways. She is a rare expression of His truth within the earth. The prophet Elijah represents the Spirit of prophecy that only testifies about Jesus. The prophesied gospel of the kingdom of God is fulfilled within the corporate bride of Jesus Christ. She is a mountain top kingdom dweller. She is a possessor of the courts of her God like the sons of Zadock. Ezekiel 43:12 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole area round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house. Ezekiel 44: 5 And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with your eyes, and hear with your ears all that I say unto you concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all its laws; and mark well those who may enter the house, going out from the sanctuary. 6 And you shall say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD; O you house of Israel, let there be an end of all your abominations, 7 In that you have brought into my sanctuary foreigners, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when you offer my food, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations. 8 And you have not kept charge of my holy things: but you have set others as keepers of my charge in my sanctuary instead of yourselves. 9 Thus says the Lord GOD; No foreigner, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any foreigner that is among the children of Israel. 10 And the Levites who have gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, who went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity. 11 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them. 12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up my hand against them, says the Lord GOD, and they shall bear their iniquity. 13 And they shall not come near unto me, to serve the office of a priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in the most holy place: but they shall bear their shame, and their abominations which they have committed. 14 But I will make them to keep charge of the house, for all its service, and for all that shall be done in it. 15 But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, says the Lord GOD: 16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge. 17 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, while they minister in the gates of the inner court, and inside. 18 They shall have linen turbans upon their heads, and shall have linen trousers upon their bodies; they shall not gird themselves with anything that causes sweat. 19 And when they go forth into the outer court, even into the outer court to the people, they shall put off their garments in which they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments. 20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor allow their locks to grow long; they shall only trim the hair of their heads. 21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court. 22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is divorced: but they shall take maidens of the descendants of the house of Israel, or a widow of a priest. 23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and the common, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. 24 And in controversy they shall stand as judges; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths. 25 And they shall come near no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that has had no husband, they may defile themselves. 26 And after he is cleansed, they shall count unto him seven days. 27 And in the day that he goes into the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering, says the Lord GOD. 28 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and you shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession. J Leland Earls wrote the following about the firstfruits : SEALED WITH THE FATHER'S NAME The "servants" here are first and primarily spiritual Israelites out of the end-time tribes (nations) of Christian Israel. Later, however, there shall be the same number sealed out of physical Israel, for this prophecy has a double application. Just because only 144,000 are mentioned to be sealed, we must not jump to the conclusion that these are the only ones to be sealed. The 144,000 are mentioned especially because they are the firstfruits (Rev. 14:4), and the Lord has a special purpose for them. They are sealed first because they are to precede their brethren into the heavenly Kingdom (Zion, Rev. 14:1), and they must be made ready to be taken before the great hour of trial comes to try all men on the earth (Rev. 3:10). This is in harmony with the fact that they are sealed before the angels of Rev. 7:1 loose the four winds of judgment. We read in Rev. 3:12 that all overcomers are to have three names written on them by Jesus, the first be­ing "the name of my God;" this being in harmony with the fact that the "angel" (messenger) in Rev. 7:2 has the "seal of the living God." In Rev. 7:3 the servants are to be sealed in their fore­heads, in Rev. 14:1 they have the Father's name written on their foreheads, and in Rev. 3:12 Jesus says "I will write on him the name of my God." The word "seal" in the Greek means an impress. A "seal" in ancient times was an instru­ment such as a ring or bracelet which had a certain engrav­ing on it. It was sometimes called a "signet" and was used to make an impression on soft moist clay to indicate the offi­cial mark or sign of the one using it, much the same as we would use a signature by writing. Thus "sealing" and "writ­ing" would become synonymous or interchangeable. Since all overcomers are to have "the name of my God" written on them by Jesus, we know that the "sealing" is not con­fined to 144,000. Either before or during the tribulation all who are to be received by Christ into His heavenly Kingdom and enter the New Jerusalem must be sealed. This is clearly seen when we read Jesus' words in Rev. 3:12: " . . . and I "will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God: and I will write on him my new name." The fulfillment of this sixth covenant to the overcomers prepares for and makes possible the seventh cove­nant: "To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame and am set down with my Father in his throne." (Rev. 3:21). This seventh covenant consummates the "overcoming cycle" for those who are to rule and reign with Christ in His throne. But there can be no "reigning with Christ" until the overcomer has had all three names written (impressed - sealed) on him. The writ­ing of these names has nothing to do with any outward in­scription on a person. They have to do with spiritual (inner) conditions; and the "writing" of these names has to do with the preparation and progressive changes within the overcomer which make possible that stepped-up power potential so nec­essary for those who are to rule and reign with Christ. We are to be as soft clay within, to receive the divine impress. Those who are not susceptible to this "sealing" simply cannot be among those who are being made ready for joint rulership with Christ in His Kingdom. In this article we are interested only in the first of the three names mentioned in Rev. 3:12. First, Jesus says, "I will write on him (the overcomer) the name of My God." The "My God" here is none other than "His Father" of Rev. 14:1. Before we look into the reason for the sealing with the "Father's Name," I want to clear up a point which has caused much confusion in the minds of most Christians. Nei­ther “God” nor "Father" are names, but rather titles. The name of the Father has never been revealed (I will deal with the "why" and "how" of being sealed with that unknown name shortly). The only "name" revealed in the scriptures is that of Yahweh-Jesus, who is the SON of the FATHER. Notice that Jesus speaks of His Father as "My God" (Rev. 3:12). The word "God," as a title, indicates a relationship and a function. It indicates one who is a "keeper" over another. Is not a "father" also a "keeper" over his son? Therefore Jesus refers to "His Father" (Rev. 14:1) as "My God" (Rev. 3:12, see also Mt. 27:46, John 20:17, Heb. 1:9). Since we were brought into being by the Son (John 1:3, 10, Col. 1:16, Heb. 1:2), He is also our God (or keeper). The title "God" can be applied to either the Father or the Son (Heb. 1:8-9) depending on who is the acting Keeper, for there can be only one (acting) God in relation to humans. Now let us consider WHY the overcomers are sealed first with the Father's name. Is not Jesus our pattern? Was He not the first (born) of many brethren? (Rom. 8:29). Then notice the words of John 6:27, where Jesus explains WHY He is able to fulfil? His ministry and give a LIVING WORD to the people: "Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you; for him has God the Father sealed." Can we as HIS BODY fulfill a ministry in this end time unless we are sealed as He was sealed (who is our pattern)? The "sealing" involves both a protection and an enablement for an end-time ministry. Being sealed with the Father's name is a special end-time fulfillment of Jesus' high priestly prayer (recorded in John 17) that those given to Him (by the Father) would be kept in the Father's Name. In 17:11, 23 He prays: "Holy Father, keep through your own name those whom you have given me, that they may be one as we are. . . that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me." Surely Jesus' prayer will be especially fulfilled in this end time when those whom the Father has given Him shall be kept (sealed) through the Father's Name. In one sense all who believe in Jesus are His, but there is a special sense in which that (overcoming) Body which is made perfect in one, to manifest His glory to the world in this end time, and also to be joined with Him in His (own) Heavenly Kingdom, are His by gift of the Father. They are His Inheritance (Ephes. 1:18) and His Fulness (Ephes. 1:23); His Bride and Household (Ephes. 5:25-32), to share His Calling (Ephes. 1:18, Heb. 5:10), to be with Him forever. These are to be especially kept (sealed) through the Father's Name in this end time. The "sealing" not only provides divine protection but also divine enablement. As a seal leaves a definite impress when it is used on soft clay, so is there a definite impartation to the one who is sealed. The words in John 6:27 definitely indicate that Jesus was able to minister a LIFEGIVING word, with authority and power, because He had been sealed by the Father. Thus sealed, His ministry then became a manifestation of the Father's Name. After finishing His min­istry Jesus prayed thus to His father: " I have manifested your name to the men which you gave me out of the world . . . I have declared to them your name.” Now there is no record that Jesus ever spoke or uttered any new name to the disciples, but notice John 17:4, " I have glorified you on the earth.” Could Jesus glorify the Father without mani­festing His name (the essence of His being and nature)? Impossible! Beloved, we are not talking about a name as an inscription which we can see and read; neither some sound uttered by the voice which we can hear; but we are dealing with the declaring and manifesting of that which GOD IS. THAT is revealing the Father's Name! Those who are sealed with the Father's name in this end time are going to manifest His power and glory as no people have ever done before. This will take a special divine impartation and enablement. We can illustrate this principle of a name-impartation by going to the Old Testament. Turn to Ex. 23:20-21, where we read that the Lord promises to send an Angel before the Israelites to keep them and bring them into the Promised Land. Then He warns, "Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him." Here the Lord states that His name is in the angel. What does this mean? How can we separate the Lord's name from that which He is and that which He manifests? The Lord's name in the angel would indicate that the vibration of His own being, as well as His power presence was in the angel, making him equal to the occasion. The same principle is shown (by type) in that the Lord said He would choose a place where He would put His name, or where He would cause His name to dwell (Deut. 12:5, 11,21, 14:23-24, 16:2,6,11). He was referring to the fut­ure temple which would be built (see I Kings 8:16, 29, 9:3, 11:36). But where do we read that the Lord actually wrote or inscribed His name in the temple? It can't be found. We can only conclude that He was talking about a living reality within the temple. "His Name" in the temple was the shekinah glory which dwelt in the Holy of Holies and which was a vibrational representation of His own being and power. Under the New Covenant our bodies are the living temples of which the Old Covenant temple was a type (I Cor. 3:16-17, 6:19). Solomon's glorious temple (in contrast to the port­able, perishable tabernacle) is a type of our coming GLORI­FIED BODIES which will be necessary for us to dwell in the heavenly Kingdom and the New Jerusalem. At the present time, in these mortal bodies (the portable tabernacle), through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, we have the vi­bration or spiritual-essence of Jesus' redemptive name in us. "Jesus" comes from Joshua or Yoshua, which means YAHWEH IS SAVIOR. But when we receive our Glorified bodies, we shall receive the power-essence of HIS NEW NAME. This is the third of the three names Jesus says He will write on the overcomer in Rev. 3:12". . . and I will write on him my new name." This new name is mentioned in Rev. 19:12; and in Rev. 22:4 we read of those who will dwell in the New Jerusalem: "and they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. " This will be the vibrational power-essence of His new name, making us equal to the occasion of ruling and reigning with Him. But FIRST, while still in mortal bodies, we must have the Father's Name written (sealed) on our foreheads. WHY? Because Jesus is still at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us (Rom. 8:34), which is a continuation of the prayer recorded in John 17 that those given Him by the Father would be kept (sealed) in the Father's Name, and perfected together in one (spiritual Body), with a special enablement from the Father for a spirit-powered end-time ministry which will be the fulfillment and consummation of Christ's own ministry on the earth. The many sons (Rom.8:29, Heb. 2:10) cannot be separated from The Son. They must be sealed by the Father even as He was sealed by the Father (John 6:27). "For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he (Jesus) is not ashamed to call them brothers, Saying, I will declare your (the Father's) name to my brothers. . . And again. Behold I and the children which God hath given me." (Heb. 2:11-13). The last phrase is a question from Isaiah 8:18 which reads as follows: "Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel." Also in Isa. 8:16 we read, "Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples." Is there not an intimation here as to why the sealing is in the FOREHEAD? Can we fulfill our ministry as HIS BODY without the LIVING WORD being "bound up" and "sealed" in our minds? Jesus' mind was so completely "pos­sessed" by the WILL and the WORD of the Father that He could do nothing of Himself. "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what [ever] things he does, these also does the Son likewise. . . I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which has sent me. . . I do nothing of my­self; but as my Father has taught me, I speak these things." (John 5:19, 30, 8:28). Here is the evidence of a mind "sealed" with the "Father's Name" (the spiritual vibration of His very being and nature) where His will is known and His word is "seen" and "heard" and spoken. This is the pattern for the end-time spiritual Body of Christ, and the Father will attest this by putting the seal of His Name on those who are ready to fully follow in the footprints of Jesus in doing only the Father's will. Putting a seal in the forehead would indicate a stamp of approval and a choice. Notice those mentioned in Rev. 17:14 who are "with the Lamb" in the final battle of the ages. They are referred to as being "called, and chosen (sealed) and faithful." Certainly the Father is not going to seal (choose) those who are not totally committed to His will and purpose. Those who are "sealed" with the Father's Name are those who are being prepared for manifest sonship. Does not a Father place and leave his name in his sons? Is not Jesus the pattern Son? Is it not written that "him has God the Father sealed?" (John 6:27). Are we not also to be sealed to full sonship? Those who are sealed, "having His Fath­er's name written in their foreheads" (Rev. 14:1), are those who have come into a minimum of maturity as the sons of God and are thus being made ready for manifestation. No son is ready to put on immortality (whether to the earthly or heavenly glory) until sealed in the forehead with the Father's Name. We saw previously the principle of name-projection in the temple by means of the shekinah glory residing in the Holy of Holies. Now note: only the High Priest could go beyond the veil into the Holy of Holies on the great Day of Atonement. Before entering therein he had to be properly clothed. Special garments were made "for glory and for beauty" (Ex. 28:2). A part of these garments was the mitre (or turban) for the head, on which was a plate of gold with the words "Holiness to the Lord" engraved on it "like the engravings of a signet (seal).” (Ex. 28:36). Exodus 28:38 says that this engraving was to be on Aaron's forehead. The High Priest is a type, not only of Christ, but also of His Body. (I Cor. 12:12). The garments of the High Priest are a type of that which the Body of Christ must be clothed and adorned with before entering the Holy of Holies beyond the veil. This includes the engraving (seal) on the forehead, "Holiness to the Lord." We must become partakers of His holiness. His righteousness must be fulfilled in us. (Rom.8:4) by being woven into the very fabric of our mind and soul as with a garment of finely twined linen (Rev. 19:8). Going "beyond the veil" as His spiritual Body means entering into HIS FULLNESS for a spirit-powered ministry, and also, in time, to enter into the heavenly Kingdom which He has prepared for those who love Him, and who are to rule and reign with Him. Those who are "overcomers" (Rev. 3:12) are now candidates to have written (sealed) on them the Father's Name; then when they are received into the heavenly Kingdom with GLORIFIED bodies they will have written on them the name of the New Jerusalem; and finally when they are made ready to rule and reign with Christ they will have His New Name written on them. Glory!

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