The Testimony of JESUS
"And how shall they preach, except they be sent?" Romans 10:15a
There are two criteria for those that have the testimony of Jesus Christ; they are as follows: 1) they are the remnant of the seed of the woman, and 2) they keep the commandments of God. In considering the first when referring to the testimony of Jesus Christ, the remnant of the seed of the woman speaks of the church, not natural Israel. For this is the seed referred to by David: “A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. They shall come and declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.” (Psalms 22:30,31). The seed is a generation that declares the righteousness of God; that is, that Jesus Christ is indeed gone to the Father in glorification. This is the focus of the Holy Ghost in reproving the world of righteousness. “And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment; Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.” (John 16:8-10). The ones with the testimony of Jesus know the things of God which are the substance of faith that one must have in order to please God. Notice what Jesus stated about things. “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth; for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” (John 16:13). The spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus; that is, the ones who know in their spirit the things to come, that know all truth for perfection or full maturity. For the ones that do not know these things are babes, which are unskillful in the word of righteousness. The things are to be experienced by the body of Christ even though Jesus has paid the full price for all truth to come to His body on the cross. Jesus has experienced all these things in the days of His flesh as a man of Adam, but the body of Christ has yet to experience all these things, being guided into all truth. “All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” (John 16:14).
Then we as the body of Christ have experienced these things, we will manifest the true testimony or witness of Jesus Christ to the entire world, and then shall the end come. “The nature, character, and person” of Jesus are proclaimed through the body of Christ as the church in full witness, power, and testimony, doing the same works that Jesus did and even more in number, because He went to the Father. This is not just a Pentecostal season of glory, but rather a Tabernacle season of glory. Therefore the seed shall not be called “Pentecostals”, but “Tabernaclists” instead, since they are proclaiming the witness of Jesus Christ in all the world, for a witness to all nations before the end comes. This is a far greater glory than the glory of Pentecost, even though Pentecost was certainly glorious. “Tabernaclists” are a remnant out of the seed of the woman as the church; that is, they are the remnant that believe Jesus Christ and have gone from glory to glory into all truth unto a perfect man, Jesus Christ, Who is thereby revealed to the world in testimony. Jesus Christ will be revealed in his saints as declared by Paul: “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:18).
For this glory to be revealed in and through the body of Christ, the testimony of Jesus must be believed; i.e., that these things concerning Jesus will be declared to us by the Holy Ghost bringing us into all truth. At Jesus’ coming, the believers will partake of the fullness of glory in the day of the Lord, the Day of Atonement; the Acceptable year of the Lord Jesus. “When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.” (2 Thessalonians 1:10). “in that day” refers to the day of the Lord Jesus. Look at the power and glory of this remnant of the woman’s seed in the day of the Lord. “In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.” (Zechariah 12:8). This is God’s glory that will be revealed in and through the church in the Day of the Lord Jesus. This is the high calling of God in Christ Jesus when the body of Christ is conformed to the image of Jesus Christ in perfection and maturity. But one must be accounted worthy of this calling by which we are all called, with the work of faith with power. “That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Thessalonians 1:12).This is the mystery of God; that is, Christ in you, the hope of glory.
O how great a glory that will be in the day that the Lord Jesus does this great work of judgment: “Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” (Isaiah 60:1,2). If a “Preterest”, “Partial Preterest”, or a “Historist” comes disannulling this message, you the believer, beware; do not let these steal your crown of glory in that day. For this are willingly ignorant of, that the Lord Jesus will judge the earth in and by his saints in the “day of judgment”. The abundance of the multitudes shall come to your message and witness of Jesus Christ because of the testimony of glory. “The thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee…and I will glorify the house of my glory.” (Isaiah 60:5-7). How great shall be the glory at the time of the ingathering of souls in the “Feasts of Ingathering”, the “Feast of Tabernacles” brought in by the “Tabernaclists” through the grace of God and power of God? “Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.” (Isaiah 60:9).
It is by the remnant of the church that has gone on to the fullness of the measure of the stature of Christ that takes the kingdoms of this world through the work of God in and through the church. “For the nation and kingdom that shall not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.” (Isaiah 60:12). Who are these that have obtained such glory of the Lord Jesus? “The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 60:14). These are the ones that will not be Pentecostals, because the “Pentecostal” season will have passed to the last season of “Tabernacles”. This is why they will be called “Tabernaclists” rather than “Pentecostals”.
The glory that will be obtained by the body of Christ by our suffering with Jesus that we also may be glorified in the day of the Lord; no suffering, no glory; no cross, no reigning with Him. Today most want the glory, but no one wants to suffer; everybody wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die to self. We at this present hour are witnessing for the most part, a cross-less Christianity; a blessing plan of prosperity with no fruits of the Spirit manifested in the body. Still there are those that are the unsung heroes of faith, carrying a burden for the lost, and crying out for the sins that are done in Jerusalem, the church. Be patient my friend, God is not mocked; whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap. Preaching the cross of Jesus Christ in denying one’s self in order to please the Lord Jesus and not being conformed to this world, but being transformed into the image Jesus Christ is the message of our first love that the church must come back to, doing our first works over. Those of you that know that there is more to come as concerning the glory of the church that we must enter into, consider these comforting words. “Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him, Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.” (Malachi 3:16-18).
These jewels refer to the stones of glory in the breastplate of judgment, which will be given to the saints of the Most High God in order to reveal His name Jesus to the world. These jewels are in one order as priests, and as the glory is revealed more and more in the saints, the order of the jewels are changed; until they are changed for the third and last time in full glory of Jesus. (See the article on the stones of the breastplate of judgment or get the DVD’s or CD’s with this message. I recommend the DVD’s on the subject as the picture illustrations help clarify this glory in and through the body of Christ in the day of the LORD. “Kingship” calling and “Priesthood” calling are obtained here by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ as we are caught up to God and to his throne in great glory. This is the precise reason Jesus is called KING OF KINGS, and LORD OF LORDS.
The “remnant of her seed” speaks of a generation that shall serve the Lord in righteousness. In the generations of Jesus Christ as proclaimed in book of Matthew, there are 42 generations unto Christ. When we count each generation, we come to Jesus and realize that we have only reached 41 generations. What is the 42nd generation? It is you, the believer, that is in the body of Christ as the remnant of her seed that keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. “Christ” is the 42nd generation that shall be accounted for the seed in the revealing of Jesus Christ to the world. It is the responsibility of the body of Christ to preach this Gospel of Jesus in the last days and procure the kingdoms of this world, and make them the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ. This is the 42nd generation, the seed that shall be counted for a generation in declaring the righteousness of God in the earth. “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 11:15). The church will be God’s instrument of judgment in the earth, when judgment is given to the saints of the Most High. “Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of he whole earth.” (Micah 4:13). Notice that it is the church that has gone on to a higher realm of glory that God has given her the feet of brass in the judgment of God upon the earth.
Secondly, the believers as the remnant of her seed keep the commandments of God. The Ten Commandments were referred to as the Tables of Testimony and were written upon stone on Mount Sinai to Moses. “And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon Mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.” (Exodus 31:18). These tables were also called simply “the testimony”. “And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.” (Exodus 25:16). Since these tables were put kept in the ark of the covenant, it became known as the “ark of the testimony”. (Exodus 25:22). “As the Lord commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.” (Exodus 16:34). Jesus did not come to destroy the law, but to carry these commandments to a higher spiritual level called the law of liberty. These laws are now written upon our hearts and bear witness with our conscience as to the will of God. The Tables of Testimony are linked to the Feasts of the LORD as “the testimony” sometimes refers to the entire law of God. “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” (Psalms 19:7). The testimony of Israel refers to the Feasts of the Lord, or “mow’ed”, the divine appointments of God with mankind. “Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.” (Psalms 122:4). Moses came down the second time after breaking the first set of the testimony written upon tablets of stone from Mount Sinai on Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement in the season of Tabernacles. Jesus was born in the season of Tabernacles and was crucified on Passover in the season of Passover.
The ark of testimony was within the veil which speaks of the season of Tabernacles. It is in this season that Moses was commanded by God to read the law before all Israel when they were all gathered together. “And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles, When all Israel is com to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.” (Deuteronomy 31:9-11). It is at this time that God will give the understanding of the Word to all people that hear Him..” him that hath an ear to hear, let him hear”. It is at this time that all the church will come together in the unity of the faith as one man, the Son of man, the kingdom of God. “And when the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem.” (Ezra 3:1). The foundation of the house of the LORD was laid in this season, which is the revelation of Jesus Christ that will be believed by a great harvest of souls. It is the time that the people of God are attentive to the law; thus God gives the people to understand the law of liberty.
The greatest of all the commandments is given to us in the Gospel of Mark. “And Jesus answered him, The first of all commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord. And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.” (Mark 12:29,30.). At the foundation of all the law is the love for the One God message; that Jesus Christ is the Lord Jehovah God Almighty. Many today claim that they are Oneness, yet do not believe the man Jesus Christ to be God, saying that God was in Jesus, but Jesus is not Spirit. The first of all commandments is that Jesus Christ is the Lord Jehovah God Almighty which every knee will bow and every tongue confess, to the glory of the Father. If we miss the mark here, our arrow of truth will greatly miss the mark of the work of God in these last days. It is imperative that we hold to the truth as pertaining to the doctrine of God that most refer to as the apostle’s doctrine.
Each successive commandment requires belief on our part as our responsibility to God in loving Him; for he that loves God keeps His commandments. Ten is the number of responsibility as man has ten fingers and ten toes signifying his work and walk for God. These commandments are now written upon our heart and bear witness in the spirit of man by the Holy Ghost leading us into all truth. When we state that we have all truth and are already perfect, we lie against God. “Who is blind, but my servant? Or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? Who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD’S servant? Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not. The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable….Who among you will give ear to this? Who will hearken and hear for the time to come?” (Isaiah 42:19-23). Certainly this is the time that we are living in today. God will magnify the law; thus magnifying His name Jesus as He has promised to a body that will hear His Word. All these things will happen in the season of Tabernacles, not Pentecost.
The believers that have the testimony of Jesus Christ keep the commandments of God, for he that loves God keeps His commandments. “The law states that “thou shalt not commit adultery”, but Jesus said if you look upon a woman with adultery in your heart, you have already committed adultery with her according to the law of liberty. We are not to kill, but we murder believers each time we slander them to someone else speaking evil against the body of Christ because they go to a different church or belong to a different denomination. Many take the name of the LORD in vain; that is, taking on the name of Jesus Christ in baptism, then joining themselves to a harlot, or lying or stealing. The Sabbath day is to be kept holy but we profane it with our own standards, declaring our own righteous instead of God’s righteousness. It is usually the one who harps constantly on standards of dress that is hiding sin or iniquity in his or her heart. Standards are good as our sanctification to God, but they are not a license to destroy other believers in the kingdom of God because they dress a certain way or do something different than we do. The Sabbath refers to the law of faith, ceasing from our own labours and resting in the Holy Ghost. We are to honor our father and mother, but we dishonor God as our father and dishonor the church, the Jerusalem, the mother of us all when we speak or do evil instead of good. We are not to kill, yet believers murder each other in the name of the Lord to exalt our own fleshly ways. We are not to commit adultery, yet many join themselves to false gods and provoke the Lord Jesus. Many flirt within the church, husbands with other men’s wives and vice versa, stating that it is innocent and only complimentary. We are not to steal, yet we steal someone’s joy becoming jealous or envious of one’s blessings from God. We are not to bear false witness against our neighbor, yet lies are told to tarnish a reputation in order to have someone follow us or believe that we are righteous. We are not to covet, yet envy and jealousy can fester up when we see the blessings of God. You, the believer get the idea, and the point that the law of liberty is spiritual rather than just natural. And the list can go on forever in things whereby the kingdom of God is thwarted and holiness abandoned.
Every kingdom has a constitution or bylaws that it requires as to its government of members. These laws must be abided by all that are in are in the kingdom in order to be in that kingdom. The kingdom of God is no different as Jesus gave the Constitution of the kingdom of heaven in the Beatitudes. There is a difference in the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven, for the believer must meet the criteria that Jesus gave in his Sermon on the Mount in order to make the kingdom of heaven. This is exactly what we are referring to here in this article. It is not enough to hear the Word of God; we must be a doer of the Word. The kingdom of God is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Anyone that has the Holy Ghost being baptized in Jesus’ name is in the kingdom of God. However, not everyone that is currently in the kingdom of God will enter the kingdom of heaven; for Jesus said himself that many that called him Lord, Lord would not be able to enter in. Charity is the bond or guarantee of perfectness; that is, our surety that we will be able to enter into the realm of Charity, the Tabernacle realm, when the church hears “well done thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord.”
The greatest message ever preached was by the Lord Himself as he gave the laws of the kingdom of heaven in Matthew, chapter 5 through 7. This is referred to as the law of liberty, for where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty; therefore, this is the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus for those that abide in him. Faith worketh by love, and love is in the realm of Tabernacles, being the charity realm of faith: that is, charity it the highest realm of faith. Faith will be made perfect by the works of the church in full maturity manifesting Jesus to the world. Let’s turn our focus upon charity which is held in the human spirit in our affections toward God, thus denying the world.
Charity is located in the realm of the human spirit in affections. In order for charity to be effected in the body of Christ, we must return to Jesus as our first love above all things of the world; we must be in love with the Word of God in truth. Faith that works by love is held in the human spirit in the intuition, the place of the spirit in things learned outside of our human intellect. Charity and the faith that was once delivered to the saints come to being in the Season of Tabernacles when God gives the understanding of the Law which is proclaimed to the people in the year of release in the season of Tabernacles. The charity realm is the tabernacle realm of glory in the Feasts of Feasts known as the Feast of Glory. The church will experience the Lord face to face entering in behind the vail unto perfect love that has cast out all fear, for he that fears in not made perfect in love. Looking at the diagrams below, we can see the realms spoken of that still lay ahead for the church to enter into the greatest glory when God restores all things to Himself.
Hebrew is read from right to left rather than from left to right as in the English language. The remnant of the seed of the woman is those that come to the fullness of the measure of the stature of Jesus Christ, unto a perfect man, in the season of Tabernacles, in the year of Jubilee. This is the mountain in which the stone is hewn out without hands and grows until it fills the whole earth. This stone hewn out of the mountain without hands is the growth of the remnant of the seed that keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ; the believers that not only know the present truth but are doing it as well. This is the realm of charity in the season of Tabernacles within the veil entering into the Holy of Holies face to face with the LORD Jesus. This is the third day from Calvary, which is the seventh day from creation of mankind, in which we shall see the Lord and live in his sight. The third day from Calvary is the seventh day from creation; and from the 8th day forward God states that He will receive us. “And when these days are expired, is shall be, that upon the eight day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord God.” (Ezekiel 43:27).
The church will come to perfection making herself ready, without spot or blemish, being perfect in spirit, soul, and body, blameless before the Lord Jesus. This is when Jesus will present the church to himself, a glorious church that has come to the full measure of the stature of Jesus Christ, being conformed to his image. Another way of stating this in the Greek language is that Jesus will present Himself to Himself, a glorious church without spot or blemish, or any such thing. The greatest glory lies ahead for the church as the bride of Christ sits down in the throne of Jesus, having overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil, just like the captain of our salvation overcame and sat down in the throne of His glory. God bless you and yours in obtaining the crown of glory as we enter into a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.