In this Kingdom Day, we are literally seeing another priesthood arise, which is made after the power of an endless life (Hebrews 7:15-16). Not only was King David associated with the Royal Order of Melchizedek (Psalm 110:4), but so was Elijah.
The key to how we know that Elijah was part of the Order of Melchizedek is held in the picture of the chariot of fire that appeared, which took Elijah up into heaven by a whirlwind (2 Kings 2:11-12). Ezekiel 1:4-5 tells us that a fiery whirlwind came out of the north with a likeness of the four living creatures. In verse 5, it also significantly tells us that the likeness of the four living creatures is the likeness of a man. What man? The New Living Creature of Melchizedek who is the One New Man in Christ (Ephesians 2:15). We will not be going into the depth of explanation necessary here. If you haven’t checked out the TAKING ON COMMON UNION Booklet, it’s highly recommended, because it makes clear the “cherubim” classification of the New Living Creature of Melchizedek.
The One New Man in Christ has an application on both an individual and corporate level. Individually, you and I, need to be wed in a fourfold way, so that Christ’s Being can be lived out through us by means of the seven Spirits of God according to the perfect will of the Father. After each of us are firing to-the-best-of-our-ability on all cylinders, we connect corporately. The key is “to-the-best-of-our-ability” for remember His fiery chariot throne is also a throne of grace.
Now recall that Elijah was used by God to raise a boy from the dead:
“Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you… So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke by Elijah. Now it happened after these things that the son of the woman who owned the house became sick. And his sickness was so serious that there was no breath left in him. So she said to Elijah, “What have I to do with you, O man of God? Have you come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to kill my son?” And he said to her, “Give me your son.” So he took him out of her arms and carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his own bed. Then he cried out to the LORD and said, “O LORD my God, have You also brought tragedy on the widow with whom I lodge, by killing her son?” And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to the LORD and said, “O LORD my God, I pray, let this child’s soul come back to him.” Then the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived. And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives!” Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now by this I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is the truth” (1 Kings 17:8-9, 15-24 NKJV).
It’s time for the Spirit of Elijah resident in the New Living Creature of the One New Man in the Messiah to come forth and resurrect the dead sons of the widow woman – the Bride of Christ.
We are in historic times. Today is the Feast of the Lord called Passover. As you probably know, last night there was the first of a 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad that will land on the Lord’s Feast Days of Passover and Tabernacles. It is the eighth Blood Moon Tetrad since Yeshua (Jesus) walked the earth (30 AD), and at the exact same time on our Gregorian calendar we are experiencing eight consecutive numerical palindrome days https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=662059633866534&set=a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351&type=1&theater. The NEW BEGINNINGS are being dramatically declared in the heavens.
Right before Yeshua went to the cross, He celebrated Passover (Pesach) with His disciples. During the Feast, Yeshua partook of the first cup, which symbolizes sanctification as well as the second cup that represents judgment. During the third cup, Yeshua declared: “This cup is the cup of my blood,” which still symbolizes redemption. This was a foreshadow of His crucifixion later that day by which His shed Blood would buy redemption for the entire world. The fourth cup of Elijah was not drunk by Yeshua the night before His crucifixion, but He promised those close to Him: “I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom” (Matthew 26:29 NKJV). The fourth cup of His Kingdom is manifesting anew NOW!!!!! It’s the cup of Elijah!
Elijah’s cup – the Cup of the Kingdom – is reserved for such a time as this, because this fourth cup is for all who believe as we lovingly obey our Beloved King. Scripture tells us once we accept the gift of the death, burial and resurrection of Yeshua – the gift of salvation by faith through grace – His Kingdom is at hand (Matthew 10:7). It is near. It is within you (Luke 17:21). So let us all drink the fourth cup of the Cup of the Kingdom with Yeshua the hope of glory who now resides within us and is unfolding outwardly in this hour.
Some believers do not set out a cup for Elijah at their Passover Table. My family does; because even though John the Baptist was a fulfillment of Elijah coming to prepare the way of the Lord in Yeshua’s Day, there is still a greater corporate Spirit of Elijah coming forth in this Kingdom Day to restore all things.
The greater fulfillment of a corporate Spirit of Elijah is hinted at in Matthew 17:11 in the words: “Elijah truly shall first come, and RESTORE ALL THINGS.” Have “all things” been restored yet here on earth? Nope. Malachi 4:5 prophesies: “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
Peter also prophetically speaks about the restoration of all things: “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, WHOM HEAVEN MUST RECEIVE UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:18-19). If we put Matthew 17:11 together with Acts 3:18-19 and add Malachi 4:5 to the mix, we see that there is a corporate spirit of Elijah resident in the New Living Creature of Melchizedek who are part of the priesthood of ONE LOVE restoring the hearts of the Fathers to their children, and the children to their Fathers.
Not only does the restoration of all things include the redemption of His time and His celebrations, but its also mortality putting on immortality: “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:54 NKJV).
In 2012, the LORD shared with several people that my pastor had an “Assignment of Death.” I knew from a previous experience that if this “Assignment of Death” was not taken care of completely, it would literally manifest in someone’s death. I also knew that the LORD held the key, so I sought Him and sought Him and sought Him. He told me that He needed four people to always be present during a Group Ascension to take care of this “Assignment of Death,” and He told me the exact people that He wanted. We were each equipped as a Melchizedek Company with a golden breastplate, a golden shepherd’s staff, a cloaking garment, one drop of Christ’s Blood, a set of wings, and a golden belt with a globe in its midst that enabled us to go anywhere on earth.
Long story short Yeshua came to us as the Great Shepherd and took us to the gates of hell. He led the procession, but required our participation. A form of the Living Creature acted like a heavenly battering ram that blew the gates of hell to bits and incinerate the first row of demons that were acting like tribal crazies. We found out after our divine encounter that the demon with the “Assignment of Death” for my pastor was burnt up when we stormed the gates of hell. This heavenly battering ram with the wings and all of us with the wings were two views of the same reality. We were the keys to the kingdom of heaven for the gates of hell to not overpower Christ’s Church: “upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:18-19 NASB).
Therefore, from this experience I know that four royal priests here on earth who are equipped by Him as a Melchizedek Army and fly by His Spirit with one another have the power over death. It’s based in the power of LOVE in laying down our lives for another as well as power in the precious Blood of the Lamb.
We bless the LORD our God, King of the universe who has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the Kingdom of the Son of His love (Colossians 1:13). We are tasting and seeing that the Lord is good in the land of the living, and by the Spirit we see the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom within each one of us (Matthew 16:28). We pray that the Son of Man will send out His angels to gather out of His Kingdom all things that offend (Matthew 13:41), so we can attend the Wedding Supper of the Lamb (Matthew 22:1-14). So let everyone this day drink the Kingdom Cup, which is Elijah’s Cup, as we honor His Kingdom come, His will being done, on earth as it is in heaven in you and me and the world. Let everyone raise your Cup of the Kingdom and toast: To endless life!
~ Robin Main
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