Barry Amundsen (1 June 2013)
"Jean and Julia and
June rapture maybe"
The thought of a long open door of grace and the church age soon
closing is an amazing thing to take in and yet I totally agree
with you that we are on the verge of that. One thing that I love
about it though is that even though God may have a set number of
"fullness" of gentiles that make up the church and yet I think
God always is willing and looking for "just one more, anybody,
anybody..." until He has to just close the door and then is that
finality you spoke of. One amazing indicator of this is the way
that God divides mankind into 1/3 and 2/3.
8. And it shall come to pass, that in all the land,
saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but
the third shall be left therein.
9. And I will bring the third part through the fire,
and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as
gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them:
I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my
David Flynn did some amazing exposes on the significance of one
third of a whole shown as 33 & 1/3 or 33.3333333333333 with
as many 3s at the end as you want to include going off the page.
This to me is God's way of saying that a number is fixed and yet
there is room for just one more if someone wants to get in
before it is too late. The reason for the 1/3 vs. 2/3 ratio
seems to come from the number of angels that fell with Lucifer
and God's plan to replace the hole left in heaven where they
once dwelt. Jesus said "In my Father's house ARE many mansions,
I go to prepare a place for you." He spoke as though the
mansions were there already and uninhabited and Jesus wants to
fill them up but they were not yet prepared for mankind and I
think that is because they were angel's houses that needed
something "remodeled" about hem to make them prepared for humans
instead of angels.
What a drama this is and it is so exciting that we are about to
enter into a "way that we have not passed heretofore..."
2. And it came to pass after three days, that the
officers went through the host;
3. And they commanded the people, saying, When ye
see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the
priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your
place, and go after it.
4. Yet there shall be a space between you and it,
about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it,
that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not
passed this way heretofore.
5. And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify
yourselves: for to morrow the Lord will do wonders among you.
What if that is how we are instructed too? If we put in Jesus'
name in place of the ark of the covenant? The priests and
Levites could represent the cloud of witnesses that will come
with Jesus to get us. REMOVE FROM YOUR PLACE AND GO AFTER HIM.
Maybe there is a meaning of the "about two thousand cubits" to
represent about two thousand years between the first coming and
the second coming so that we might know the way that we must
1. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in
God, believe also in me.
2. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it
were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for
3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will
come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there
ye may be also.
4. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither
thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.