The Two Thousand Year Day of the Church Age
by George Kirkpatrick
The only word for church in the New Testament is EKKLESIA, and is made up of EK which means "out of", and KLESIA meaning "a calling". Therefore EKKLESIA means "to be called out", or "the called out ones". These "called out ones" make up the body of Christ, the church.
"And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all." Ephesians 1:22-23
His church will be the fullness of Him. Those who are the fullness of Him will make up His Body.We are coming to the end of the church age. It has been two days, or approximately two thousand years since Jesus walked this earth. Luke relates:
"Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected." Luke 13:32
Peter informs us that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. II Peter 3:8
The "today and tomorrow" that Jesus spoke of are the two 1000 year days since He dwelt in His flesh. These two days are the church age. The church's job for two thousand years has been to do cures (heal the sick both physically and spiritually) and to cast out devils (set the captives free). [see "History Capsule" by George Kirkpatrick]
All the religious systems that were in the earth when Jesus came the first time are in the church today.
Paul tells us in Timothy:"Having a form of godliness, but denying the power (Holy Spirit) thereof: from such turn away." II Timothy 3:5
When Jesus was on earth, the Sadducees were the legalists that followed the law and became experts of the law. Today, we have those who are given a way or method to worship God. They are given rules and are told if they follow these rules, they will be pleasing to God.
The Pharisees were Separatists. This separation still exists in many churches today. They sincerely believe, with all their heart, they are the only ones that are serving God; and that their name and their doctrine are the only ones God accepts. They can be SINCERELY wrong.
The Zealots were the Purists; holy in their own sight. All they talked about was how holy they were. This is the holiness movement. Their Holiness toward God is being holy by their actions and deeds in the flesh.
The Herodians were tied to the government. There was no separation between God and government. Today, those who have made the government their god, try to placate the government so they may have an easier way to worship God. They are trying to change the world through a man-made government.
The Modern Church Age
In 1906, the Pentecostal Movement began on Azusa Street in California. God began to move through His Spirit. David's Tabernacle represents this move of God in the earth in these last days. This is prophesied in Amos 9.
"In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old." Amos 9:11
God raised up the tabernacle of David with the Pentecostal movement; and praise and worship returned unto the earth. When the pentecostal and charismatic movements began, it was in true worship and praise before the throne of God.
While at the same time, Moses' Tabernacle still existed in the old, orthodox, form
God is going to have a people who will praise Him continually. This is foretold in Psalm 102.
"This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord." Psalm 102:18
In 1948, a new move came, but not like in 1906. By this time, the pentecostal movement simply had become another denomination because man tried to contain it and bring it under his control.
In the late 1960s and early 70s, another great move of the Spirit began. This was called the Charismatic movement and was short lived. Many of the churches that began at that time still exist, but their praise and worship have become another form of worsip and are based more on emotion than Spirit.The tabernacle of David had to be raised up before God could build His permanent place of worship that will be built on Mt. Moriah - - - Ornan's Threshing Floor.
Solomon built the temple on Mt. Moriah on Ornan's Threshing Floor, II Chronicles 3:1. This is the place of worship and praise in the Spirit. All worship and praise comes together in Solomon's Temple; the permanent dwelling place in God.
While Solomon's temple was being built, the old form worship was still going on in Moses' tabernacle. Praise and worship was also continuing in David's tabernacle which was on Mt. Zion.
The permanent dwelling place for God, His temple, can only be built through the Spirit.
"In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit." Ephesians 2:22
Moses' Tabernacle contained God's
salvation plan and His redemptive
work upon the flesh. But God's glory was removed from Moses' Tabernacle
in the day when Eli was priest. All Israel had fallen into deep sin.
Sin ran rampant in the priesthood. They had turned their back upon God.
The people sinned because they knew their sin could be covered by the
sacrifice of an animal. Neither the priests nor the people had a heart
Today, the same is true. Man sins because he knows he has forgiveness by the blood of Jesus. In Genesis 6:3 God said, "My Spirit shall not always strive with man:..." This was true at the time of the flood, and it was true when Eli was priest in Israel.
God's glory has also departed from the man-made, man-operated church today.
There was no more Presence, Protection, Peace, Provision, and Power in
Moses' Tabernacle, but the form
continued. We do not know what happened to Moses' Tabernacle, but we do
know that, at the time of the building of Solomon's Temple, form
worship was still going on in Moses' Tabernacle at Gibeon.
After the Philistines sent the Ark back to Israel, it rested at the home of Abinadab in Kirjath Jearim. It was there until David brought it to Jerusalem and put it in another tabernacle.
The Continuance of Man-made Doctrines and Precepts
The Hophni's and Phinehas's, (Pugilism and Mouth of Sin) are constantly striking with their fists and their mouths to keep God's people down and in bondage to their man-made doctrines and rules. Their "mouth of sin" is proclaiming that the power of God, the Holy Spirit, and the gifts were done away with at the time of the apostles. They deny healing or any move of the Spirit. Many also deny the virgin birth, the resurrection, and that God is masculine. [see "Eli, the End Time Church System" by George Kirkpatrick]
These are dwelling in Mt. Gibeon, "little Hill". You cannot see much from a little hill. It is because God's presence, power, protection, promises, praise, peace, and provisions have departed. From Gibeon, there is no vision. God's Word says:
"Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18
While God is building His temple on Ornan's threshing floor, the pentecostals and charismatics are still praising and worshipping in Mt. Zion; the "sunny heights". They believe in the presence, power, promises, protection, praise, peace, and provisions of God, but they are happy to remain in David's tabernacle. They believe they have arrived, and desire nothing more. Most are not aware of the activity going on at Ornan's threshing floor because it is on another mountain, Mt. Moriah.God's Spiritual Temple
Today, God is building His temple, His permanent dwelling place, that He will fill with His presence, power, promise, protection, praise, peace, and provision. He will also fill this temple with His glory.
It took Solomon seven years working on Ornan's threshing floor to complete the temple. Today, God has a people on His threshing floor, where He is perfecting HIS temple.
God is planning, building, and erecting His temple, His permanent dwelling place in the earth today. The whole appearance of the threshing floor is changing. The permanent temple is being erected, not out of temporary materials (flesh); but is being built with living stones in the Spiritual realm.
"Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house..." I Peter 2:5
That Spiritual temple God is building to inhabit eternally is a Spiritual temple.
At the time of the building of Solomon's temple, no sound of steel could be heard. The stones were shaped at the quarry. The reason no hammers could be heard, is to show, when God is building up His Spiritual temple, there will not be anything to draw attention to that temple. It is going to be a Spiritual erection, not something that man will notice.
Meanwhile, the tabernacle worship in the flesh continues.
But God is building His permanent temple on Ornan's threshing floor. Ornan means "the light was perpetuated." Those who are perpetuating God's light are on His threshing floor.
The temple being built on Mt. Moriah, when complete, will shine forth into all the world. It will be glorious!
Mt. Moriah means "the
chosen of God." The word other meanings are: "seen
of God" and "taught of God." Those who are being built into
His Holy temple are chosen, seen and taught of God.
Those who have chosen to remain on Mt. Gibeon have their eyes on what God has approved in the past. They are maintaining this system.
The pentecostals and charismatics have chosen to remain on Mt. Zion, worshipping and praising before the presence of God.
But God desires us to move up to Mt. Moriah, to Ornan's threshing floor, to build us into His permanent temple. He is teaching us true worship and praise, but He desires that we go on. He has another step, something more He is going to do in us.
Many like what is going on in their tent worship. They have no vision, and are afraid of change. We need to fix our eyes on the permanent dwelling place of God.
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" I Corinthians 3:16
We are that temple God is building; the place where He will dwell permanently.
The building of Solomon's Temple shows
the type of
the spiritual temple God is building in the earth today. Many, today,
are erroneously looking for a physical temple to be built in the
nation, Israel. Some believe it will be built, again, on the original
sight of Mount Moriah. But God will never again dwell in a temple that
man has built for Him.
The temple has been built 3 times; first by Solomon, then by Zerubabel (this was the temple built after the Babylonian Captivity), and the third, Herod's Temple. Herod's Temple existed at the time of Jesus and was destroyed by Herod in 70 A.D.
No physical temple will be built again that God will inhabit. God is building His spiritual temple in the earth, which He will inhabit for all eternity. That temple is being built of "Living Stones".
The temple God is building in the earth, today, is being built on the threshingfloor. This is where our altar is erected and our sacrifice is made.Solomon's Temple represents the Spiritual house, God's permanent dwelling place, in His people.
We need to comprehend the coming Spiritual Temple God is building without hands. There is still a greater work that God is going to do on Mount Moriah. Moriah means "my teacher is Jah" or "my teacher is God". These people are going to be built into a permanent dwelling place of God. These have not been taught by man or their man-made systems. They have been taught by God, Himself. These have grown up into the head which is Christ, and have "put on" Christ. Their desire is not to please man, but God, alone.Those who follow on to know the Lord are the ones who follow the Lamb withersoever He goeth. Christ Jesus stated these are the firstfruits unto God and the Lamb, Revelation 14:4. Their going forth is prepared as the morning - - - or the coming of the new day. He is going to come upon these as the rain, the early and latter rain together.
The early rain came on the Day of Pentecost when the one hundred and twenty were gathered in the Upper Room. The latter rain came in 1906 at Azusa Street, and was renewed in the middle of the 1940's. This was called the "Latter Rain Movement." Many great men of God came out of this movement. It was later renewed briefly in the late 1960's and early 1970's with the charismatic movement.
But what God has promised for His end time people is the early and latter rain together - - - the Double Portion Anointing. This early and latter rain anointing is going to be poured out at the beginning of the third day - - - or the seventh day from creation - - - upon all those who follow on to know their God.
These will do the greater works ministry. This double portion ministry will be far beyond anything man has ever witnessed.What lies directly ahead of us is "The Two Witness" Company ministery who will be ministering to most of the church system and the world in the coming three and one-half year time frame known as the Day of Fire, or the Day of Wrath.
What lies on the horizon of the new day? It is the seventh day millennial reigh of Christ, the Seventh Day Perfection Process of God's Permanent Spiritual Temple.
Hold on to your seats, folks! We are in store for the great revival foretold in the annuals of Biblical history. This will not be a great multitude of people coming to the Lord. Indeed God has a small remnant, a little flock. This revival will be the great revival of the restoration and reconciliation of man as he was destined to be, before mankind sinned in the garden.
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