From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: the sons
. continuing on with the scriptures concerning the oil of anointing.
. I am going to use a combination of KJV and Amplified for this post.
. all thru this blog, from the very first, the Lord has spoken about kings and priests. a ruling priesthood. a royal priesthood. the dual office of king/priest. governance and worship. raised up in and for the last day. sons. mature sons. manifested. revealed. sealed. no one can kill them until He says so. their Father’s name written in their foreheads. they follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. the tribulation cannot start before they are sealed. the whole creation groans in travail for their revealing. for their ruling. birthed. the man child. destined to rule all nations with a rod of iron. destined to rule with the Lord Jesus, from the throne. then caught up unto God and to His throne. (what does one do when standing before the throne of the Lord of the whole earth???) worship. ministering before the Lord in the office of a priest. ruling with Him in the office of king. kings and priests.
. 12 is the number of governmental perfection. 12,ooo from each of the 12 tribes. not necessarily a literal number, but a number speaking of their governance. their rulership.
. all thru scripture, the Lord shows us, the type, either in two people, or in one person, the dual office of king/priest.
. King David was a king, but he wore the ephod and ministered before the Lord.
. the Lord Jesus is King of the universe, but also a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.
. Abraham and Melchizedek. Moses and Aaron. Esther and Mordecai. Joshua and Zerubbabel in Zechariah. too many to name here. we might come back to this later.
. the counterfeit of this is the combination of antichrist and the false prophet. governance and worship.
. Zechariah 4:1-14. and the angel who talked with me came again and awakened me, like a man who is wakened out of his sleep. and said to me, What do you see? I said, I see, and behold, a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl (for oil) upon the top of it, and his seven lamps on it, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof. so I asked the angel who talked with me, What are these, my lord? …..then he said to me, this (addition of the bowl to the candlestick, causing it to yield a ceaseless supply of oil from the olive trees) is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit (of whom the oil is a symbol), saith the Lord of Hosts. …..then I said to him (the angel who talked with me), What are these two olive trees on the right side of the candlestick and on the left side of it? and a second time I said to him, What are these two olive branches which through the golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves? and he answered me , Do you not know what these are? and I said, No, my lord. then said he, These are the two sons of oil, the two anointed ones, that stand before the Lord of the whole earth.
. the footnote in the Amplified, for this verse says: The combination of priest and ruler points ultimately to the Messianic Priest-King.
. Isaiah 41:19 speaks of the Lord planting the oil tree. (the olive tree).
. Revelation 11:3-12. and I will grant the power of prophecy unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days (42 months; three and one-half years), dressed in sackcloth. these (witnesses) are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks which stand before the Lord of the whole earth. and if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. these have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. and when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. and their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. and they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. and they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. and after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet; and great fear fell upon them that saw them. and then the two witnesses heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come Up Hither! and before the very eyes of their enemies they ascended into heaven in a cloud.
. Zechariah 6:12,13. the word of the Lord came to Zechariah, and he said to Joshua, the priest: Thus says the Lord of Hosts: Behold the man whose name is The Branch; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord; Yes, you are building a temple of the Lord, but it is He Who shall build the true temple of the Lord….He shall sit and RULE upon His throne. and He shall be a PRIEST upon His throne, AND THE COUNSEL OF PEACE SHALL BE BETWEEN THE TWO OFFICES – PRIEST AND KING.
. in the book of Revelation, the 7 candlesticks are 7 ekklesias. in Zechariah 4, the two sons of oil are emptying the golden oil out of themselves into the two candlesticks (ekklesias).
. evidently these are the two endtime ekklesias.
. witnesses to anything, must be by 2 or 3.
. witnesses are not necessarily people. i.e. witnesses in heaven, the Father, the Word, the Holy Spirit. witnesses in the earth, the Spirit, the water, the blood.
. we don’t know for sure who the two witnesses will be.
. some are sure they are Moses and Elijah. some are sure they are the two houses of Israel, Ephraim and Judah.
. I suggest to you that the revealed sons and the sons of oil are the same sons.
. I suggest to you that the two witnesses are the two offices of king/priest. that the sons stand in.
. a company of the sons of oil. anointed ones. kings and priests. sealed. no one can kill them until He says so. following Him whithersoever He goeth. singing a song that no one else can sing. emptying themselves by prophecy, into the endtime ekklesia. prophesying by the anointing oil through the last three and an half years. prophetic signs and wonders to those that dwell on the earth. answering by fire. not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit of God. when their testimony is finished, put to death. for three and an half days. then they hear a great voice from heaven saying unto them: Come Up Hither! then they are caught up to the throne. to stand before the Lord of the whole earth. to sing a song that no one else can sing. to rule with Him there. to worship Him there. forever.