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#70546 – Raising up Ministries for the End Time

                        Discovering the Difference Between Then and Now.

                                    The Progressing Ministry Compatible with the Progressing Fulfillment.

                                                Defining “The Unique End Time Ministries.”

June 27, 2013

John 14:2 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

To define the “end time ministry” we must first define the “place” that He is preparing for His perfected bride . Why? Simply because He will come again when that place is fully prepared. We are speculating that the “place” must take precedence over Israel, the false prophet, the anti-Christ or storing food and water or building shelters to survive the tribulation. None of these things are relevant if the “place” is not important or is being ignored! For example; We could ask; Will He come back BEFORE the “place” is prepared? The “place” will be that exact location where He will be! How do we know that? That where I am, there you may be also.

The question we are asked concerning the “place” is this; Since He is preparing that “Place” what has that to do with us? The answer is this; He has given us the supreme privilege and opportunity (with the responsibility) to work with Him in “preparing a PEOPLE for that “place.” The “CHURCH HE IS BUILDING” is designed to inhabit that “place.” But what has that got to do with today’s ministry? He has appointed five definite ministries to work with Him in the perfection of the saints that will inhabit that “place.” He will come again when both the “people” and the “place” is prepared. I am using “is” because the people and the place are one and the same.

It is these specific ministries, functioning in this high calling of preparing a people for that “place”, that can be scripturally identified as “the end time ministries.” Why? He will return for His bride, the perfected church, at the end time. Of course these “end time ministries” have been partially functioning throughout the church age. “Partially functioning” means in the “down payment dimension” ( the little bit) of the anointing! How do we know that? Because, a very small portion of the Bride Company was being perfected in each generation since the first Pentecost.

Even though a visible and corporate bride company has never emerged in church history, it is certain that one here and one there did come to that “perfection.” For the most part, those unique persons who did come to that ultimate maturity were not connected to some outward “ministry.” Their “maturity” was not the result of some incredible ministry but because they maintained a Life Union with Christ! The “maturing ministry” was subjective in the individual. This “subjective ministry” must always be an integral part of the overall maturity of the individual. This is referred to as “It is God who is at work in you.”

Philp 2:13 for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

It is for that reason that we are introducing this document concerning what we are calling “THE END TIME MINISTRY.” This “ministry” is a direct cooperation between God and man with the actual work being done in the individual AND, at the same time, in the minister. Are we guessing or speculating about some of these things? Of course! However, our speculating (interpreting) is based upon the scriptures.

If we could raise up one thousand trained ministers, like the most successful ministers today, would that revolutionize the end time ministry? The answer to that question is a resounding NO! Then, because of the shock of such a statement we must ask why.

Over the last seventy years there has been a very great diversity of ministries that emerged out of the last several restorations. Many of these ministries demonstrated astounding gifts and miracles, especially during the Latter Rain Movement and the Tent Meeting Movement. These were genuinely real ministries and each one did, as far as we know, the will of God and fulfilled their calling according to what was considered both then and now to be extraordinary ministries.

The present confusion is that this past “success in ministry” is still the standard we accept for ministry today. The emphasis is still upon the “anointing” and upon gifts and signs or upon preaching and teaching. While this is certainly not wrong it is not sufficient to fulfill our definition of the “end time ministry” which we are defining as “the perfection of the bride company.”

The question we are asking is this; Must ministries progressively change (grow - develop- advance) to participate in the unfolding of God’s plan for man? If “mankind” is called to a higher and higher calling as God’s plan unfolds, do the ministries have to develop into higher and higher dimensions of revelations and understanding to keep up with the unfolding plan of God? Yes, of course! That is the basis of this document. The standard acceptable for the end time ministry today should not be judged by the standard associated with these former ministries. Why? Because we are approaching the dispensation when the “advanced end time ministry” must emerge! This presents a new and greater responsibility for ALL the ministries to conform to the standard referred to as equipping or perfecting or completing of the saints.

Why is this important? That is because the “bride company” ( the corporate bride) is directly related to the “first fruit harvest.” This referees to the very first and best of the final harvest. Why is this important? Because the “end time” is the harvest. Harvest is integrally linked to the fully mature grain. The growth of the grain (believers) is measurable.

Mark 4:26 And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; 27 and goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts up and grows--how, he himself does not know. 28 “The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. 29 “But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

This whole idea of “winning souls” is focused upon the planting of seed and maybe the “blade” but the growth unto full grown harvest is largely ignored. This “harvest perfection” was NOT the focus of these former ministries.

These former ministries were associated with the Pentecostal Movement, the Latter Rain Movement, the Tent Meeting Movement and the Charismatic Movement. Also, there were several revivals that were real but were not major restorations of truth nor did they create a real ministry that produced a defined maturity or a greater spiritual function among believers nor did they result in genuine deeper life experiences.

The one factor common to each of these restoration and revivals was that the “church” did not come to perfection. One of the major emphasis was upon “winning souls” or “saving souls from hell.” Healing of the sick was considered a major evidence of success! Success was also measured by how many old and new souls attended the meetings. The burden of ministry was directed toward the number of souls assembled rather than upon the perfection and maturity of the believers.

During most of these former times there was a marked division and separation between the “clergy” and the “laity.” The “ministries” were at one level of function and the believers were at another level of function. The “church” consisted of, first, the pulpiteers and, second, the pew sitters. The pulpiteers had the responsibility to preach and teach and the pew sitters must attend the meetings, pay their tithe and be faithful. The pulpiteers had the spiritual burden and the pew sitters had the burden of support so the “minister” could fulfill his calling.

Now, in our opinion, this has created a great deception in the visible church system. The goal of the scripture seems to be to have one “body” functioning within the New Covenant dimension. That means to have ONE Head of the one body which has many members. That is the only “division” we see in 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12 which reveals this one distinction between one head and the one body. Jesus Christ is the One Head and EVERYBODY else must be a member of His body. Each “member” has his own function but ALL function is within the context of the one body. We are certainly NOT suggesting that there are no “ministers” or servants to the church. What we are suggesting is that the “ministries” are just members that have a specific calling within the body. These may also be called bishops, leaders or elders but they are just members.

1Cor 12:27 Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. 28 And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues. All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they?

All these “ministries” are just part of “Christ’s body, and individually members of it.” This cannot be much clearer and leaves little room for “the exalted ministry” and the “hierarchy of leadership” that we see in the visible church today!

Now, IF everybody are just “members of His Body,” the only distinction that can remain is within the function of the “members.” Since the “function” is appointed by God, out of His absolute Sovereignty, how can there be justification for one ministry to lord it over another?

Rom 12:3 For through the grace given to me I say to every man among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. 4 For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

It should be easy to confirm that the modern / visible church has little regard for God’s Divine Order of things and have deviated from the patterns shown. By now most will realize that there is very little anyone can do to change this contrived system. However, the church He is building, most likely will be built according to the pattern God designed to fulfill His Eternal Purpose. If we wonder why the modern / visible church is not and cannot fulfill God’s purpose for this time period we need look no farther than the “church systems” that have emerged. Nevertheless, our focus in this document is to focus upon the ministries that Christ Jesus has appointed for the perfection of the saints.

Eph 4:10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.) 11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping (perfecting / maturing / completing) of the saints for the work of service (ministry), to the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the ( full) knowledge of the Son of God, to a (one) mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of Christ. 14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;


Eph 4:15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.


This is certainly not complicated and is actually quite simple! It is only when every member is functioning in their proper working order and supplying to the body that the members can grow up in all aspects into the Head. If we sum this up we could say; “growing members MUST function” and supply the “body.” Now, if this is true, it creates another question; What has Christ set in the church for the building up of each member so they can fulfill their essential role of “supplying to the body” with their assigned portion? The current church system does not and cannot provide for this operation within the body. If this- every member functioning- is NOT happening, the body cannot grow up in all things into Christ! But, how does this happen?


Here, there is no mystery. Christ Jesus has set these ministries in the church for the perfecting of the saints. If the saints are NOT coming to perfection, where is the problem? If the saints are not being prepared “for the work of service” (to do the ministry) then these “ministries” have failed. Why? That work of preparing the saints is assigned to these five ministries. Then what is “success?” How then is this “maturity” defined? It is identified only by the proper function of each member supplying their portion to the functioning body. In other words, if the believers / members are not able to complete their function of supplying to the body there is little hope that we will see a functioning body or one that is growing up into Christ! The result is quite serious because there will be no “bride company.” There appears to be two defined responsibilities within the functioning “members.” One is for the “ministries” to complete their responsibilities of “perfecting / maturing” the members and then the members must accept the responsibility to supply their portion to the other members.


If we can accept what the Bible says is God’s pattern, then, our corporate burden must be to see how to help these “ministries” complete their calling. Most ministers I contact will say their calling is to “win souls” and is NOT for the perfecting of the saints. In fact I have never met a minister who can confirm that his calling is for the perfecting of the saints! My assumption is that there must be someone, some where, who has this calling unless Christ Jesus is not doing His job of appointing these ministries. If these “ministries” do NOT exist, then this pitiful condition of the visible church is the best that we can ever expect or hope for.


One of our themes in the former documents about the foundations has been upon the universal calling for a Priesthood of the saints after the Order of Melchizedek. This Priesthood is referred to as a “Kingdom of Priests.” We are speculating that the “perfection / maturing of the saints” is compatible with “you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;” {from 1 Peter 2:9} This is NOT a one man ministry but a corporate priesthood of growing members.


If my assumption is correct, the reason we do NOT see this Royal / Kingly Priesthood emerging is related to the lack of these “equipping / perfecting / completing” ministries. We are not suggesting that these ministries do not exist or that Jesus has given up trying to perfect the saints. Neither are we suggesting that He has concluded that this Priesthood after the order of Melchizedek was a good idea but it just wasn’t practical. Neither are we suggesting that Christ Jesus gave up trying to prepare that “PLACE” and that He will just come again to receive us to Himself anyway and in any condition.


The “prophets,” “watchmen” and “bondservants” are saying that the time has run out and implying that Jesus must return anyway to catch up a baby bride, to a city that is not finished, simply because that is the best His ministers could do. Many “talkers” are saying that all the natural signs tell us it is time for Him to return. I am guessing that is Not going to happen until the First Fruit Harvest is fully ready for reaping. Will He reap the harvest before it is ripe?


Mark 4:29 “But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”


Mat 13:30 ‘Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”


Mat 13:37 And He answered and said, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, 38 and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.


But, brother, I heard a prophet say that since God is a Father all he wants is a house full of children. That may be true but He also wants the best bride for His Son that is possible to perfect. Since that City, the New Jerusalem, is the Perfected Bride and we see its perfection in Revelation 21 and 22, I suspect that God has no plans to accept something less for His Son than a full grown bride.


Rev 21:22 And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God, the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple. 23 And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 And the nations shall walk by its light, and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it.


There is NO TEMPLE in the New Jerusalem. Why? For the Lord God, the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple. The “nations” (of the New Earth), that walk by the Light of the New Jerusalem, will be governed by the “kings of the earth” who have their citizenship in the New Jerusalem.


The point I am making is this; God’s Plan and His Eternal Purpose will be completed exactly as He determined before the foundation of the world. He has NOT and will NOT change His mind nor will He accept something less than the full completion of His Eternal Purpose! From what little I understand from scripture, this is a given and an absolute. But how does that involve us and what is our responsibility in all this? God, by His extreme grace, has granted us the tremendous opportunity to work with Him and for Him in completing His plan for man during this church age. At the end of the church age will be the three final harvests. The “First Fruits”, the “Main Harvest” and then at the very end of the Tribulation, the “Gleanings.”


We should feel sorry for those “ministers” who are working with themselves and for themselves to complete their plans and to fulfill their purpose! Why? The most they can produce is wood, hay and straw which cannot survive the fire. That “fire” represents an eternal loss that is never recoverable!


Then what IS the solution to this pitiful condition in the visible church? That solution must involve the development of a totally different kind of ministry that conforms to God’s original purpose and is compatible with what Christ Jesus has set in the Church that He is Building.


Of course, I am assuming that this “ministry” will be part of the Royal and Kingly Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek. Why? Simply because 1 Peter uses the present tense to identify this function. This “Priesthood Ministry” will not be functioning after the law of carnal commandments or by physical requirements but after the power of an endless Life. This “LIFE” will be the identifying factor for this end time priesthood function. It will be a ministry of LIFE. It will certainly NOT be patterned after the Order of Aaron because that priesthood could bring no one to perfection. We are NOT criticizing the “ministries of death and destruction” that are popular today and are proclaiming “the end time” but we think that is irrelevant for this time in God’s restoration of all things spoken by the prophets.


Heb 7:15 And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek, 16 who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life. 17 For it is witnessed of Him, “THOU ART A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK.”


Jesus is our High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek. Those whom function as His body,- the body of our High Priest- must be functioning after the exact same Priesthood Order and this IS the basic problem. This “priesthood order” is still a great mystery and is often confused with the Catholic Priesthood orders that have nothing in common nor are they similar to this Priesthood Order. That counterfeit priesthood is patterned after the order of the Aaron and the Levitical priesthood.


Heb 7:11 Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron? 12 For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.


The defining characteristic of this Priesthood Ministry is that it is “after the power of an endless / indestructible / indissoluble, / permanent Life! This IS the “LIFE” (Zoe) seen in the “Tree of Life” bearing twelve kinds of fruit in Revelation 22. Since this priesthood order is NOT after the law of physical requirements, it is open to all who can qualify. “To qualify” is partially defined in the several studies concerning the Christian foundations. These “foundations” are specifically designed for the preparation of this Priesthood Ministry after the Order of Melchizedek.


We should point out that the Catholic priesthood is NOT the only counterfeit ministry. The present “ministry system common to the visible church” is nothing like the priesthood ministry that God has ordained.


But, brother, we don’t think this priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek is relevant for us because we are “saved” and all saved people are priests! This was Martin Luther’s revelation in 1517. We have no quarrel with you or your revelation. There will be lots of room on the New Earth for that kind of “priest” so prepare for your “place” there! However, we are guessing that is NOT the “place” He is preparing for His bride! We are also guessing that the “bride company,” who are the body of our great High Priest, will also be the Kingdom of Priests after the order of Melchizedek.


To define the “ministry of Life” it is important to define “ministry” in these terms relevant to the “end time ministry.” How does this differ from how we defined “ministry” in the past 70 years? That is the theme of this document and refers to the “then” and the “now.”


It should be obvious that the ultimate ministry was demonstrated by the prototype Son. We call Him the prototype Son because God’s purpose is to bring many sons to His same glory. We are also predestined to grow up in all things into Him and be conformed to His image.


prototype >noun 1 a first or preliminary form from which other forms are developed or copied. 2 a typical example of something.


As God’s only begotten Son, through a woman, He is the very first but also the only begotten Son. Now there are many sons who were born of God or born of the Sperma of God by the living and abiding word of God. We, who are born again, are also born of that same Sperma of God from which Jesus was born. Therefore, it is reasonable to call Jesus the prototype Son. However, now we want to add to our definition of “prototype,” His revealed ministry as the “prototype ministry.” Even though there is only one “begotten son” there must be many sons growing up into Christ. Even though our ministry may be quite different from His in power and scope, He is still the prototype minister. We are making the distinction between being an accepted minister today and the “Ultimate Ministry” of Christ Jesus. The ultimate ministry being the prototype. We are not referring to the most successful ministry today as the prototype minister for us to emulate. We are speculating that His Ministry will be the pattern for the “end time ministry.”


It is important to establish this distinction because we want to define the “end time ministry” by comparing it to the Ultimate Ministry. We will begin with the Ultimate and work downward to the “end time ministry.” All this is related to the “place” in John 14.


John 14:4 “And you know the way where I am going.” 5 Thomas *said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” 6 Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.


To define the former ministry of the last 70 years ( the then and the now) with the end time ministry, we will begin with: “ Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” The way, the truth and the Life was not just a message He preached but this defines who He is. “I AM these truths” is a tremendous distinction from “I preach these truths.”


In the past restorations we could separate the person from the message. The message was one thing but the person was another thing. As we all suspect, some “ministers” were NOTHING like the message they preached. In the new order of things (after the Order of Melchizedek) the person and the message must be one and the same. “I AM the message” may seem VERY strange to us today but the prototype Son was the message and the message was the Son. They are one and the same.


Today, it would be much too arrogant for us to say “I am the Truth that I preach.” Or, if we said “do you want to see the way?” I am that way. Are you curious about this “ministry of Life?” Could we, with any confidence, say I am that Life so when you see me you see the Life.


If we attempt to reconcile the ministry today with that ultimate Truth we discover we are seriously lacking and even bankrupt. How can we associate this ultimate Person with our concept of ministry today? This is just too radical for us to even consider. Still, if we are predestined to be conformed to His image, THIS is part of that image. Unfortunately, this is not an easy truth / reality to preach or to experience. The basis of the “end time ministry” is life, truth and way. However, NOTHING can begin except by His Life! Speaking about truth and way without first receiving His Life is just more religious fantasy.


Since “ministering by His Life” seems complicated and rather abstract, I want to assure everybody that is not complicated but simple and VERY normal for every Christian who is a member of the body of our Great High Priest. In several other documents we have repeated the basis beginnings of Christianity is by receiving His Sperma and NOT by just believing a certain doctrine or saying certain words. Nevertheless, I will repeat a compact version here.


I will begin with the natural. There has been a controversy since abortion became legal as to when life began. Some say at conception and some say at birth. As long as the baby is in the womb it is considered by some to be an embryo and not a baby.


However, biologically, when the sperm touches the egg conception takes place and a new life begins. This is the same life that Adam had that became infected with sin and rebellion. Therefore, ALL who are born of that life are sinners at birth simply because they have the same fallen life as Adam. Even though the baby may be innocent, it is born a sinner.


Now, no matter what that baby, or child or a teen or adult believes or confesses as long as he has that life of Adam he is NOT saved and neither can he be a Christian. The simple reason is because we are SAVED by His Life. In other words there MUST be an exchange of life before there is conversion.


Rom 5:10 For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.


It is for that reason that there MUST be a death and burial of the old sinful life of Adam BEFORE there can be the “exchange of life” for the resurrection Life of Christ. “You have died” is speaking of the old life of first Adam.


Col 3:3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.


We should make this distinction; our old life has died and our new life is hidden with Christ in God. This is really simply written and easily understood so there should be no reason for all this confusion about baptism.


Rom 6:1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace might increase? 2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. (ZOE)


“You Must be born again” into resurrection Life (ZOE) or you are not saved and are not a Christian even if someone assured you that you are saved because of something else.


Anyone who only has the life of first Adam will one day pass into the finality of death. Why? Because, that life is temporary and attached just to the outward body. This natural life in the Greek is “PSUCHE.” The resurrection Life of Christ is the Greek word “ZOE.” We are “saved” by Zoe and we cannot not be “saved” by psuche.


Since “sin” is in the natural life, psuche, all those who have the psuche life will continue in “sin” even if they go to church and prophesy and tithe and win souls and preach.


The baby that has received the psuche life of first Adam at conception has received ALL the potential of that life. Does that “life” grow? No, not technically. However, the baby must grow in respect to that life and in harmony with it. As the baby grows and matures that “life” is manifested. If you see the person you will also see the life because they are one expression. Even though the person is not in gross sins (plural) he still has the life of sin (singular) and is, therefore, a sinner.


We are still sharing about “ministering His Life.” The fact that multitudes are “ministering the life of first Adam” does NOT make it right nor can it ever be Christian ministry, EVEN if they are speaking, preaching or teaching about Jesus.


The distinction concerning the “life” is between having a “union of life with Adam” or having a “Union of Life with Christ.” It is by “ministering out of the Life Union with Christ” that this “end time ministry will emerge.” It is because of this possibility that what we are sharing is extremely practical and available to anybody who is a member of the body of our High Priest. To be a “functioning member” we must have His Life and be in a “Life Union With Him.” It is by ministering out of this “Life Union” that is essential for the end time Priesthood Ministry. If we are a “member of the Body of our Great High Priest” we MUST be in “Life Union with Him.”


Of course this will present some confusion between being a “member in the body of Christ” and being a “member in the Body of The High Priest.” Being a “member of the body of Christ” means that we have been birthed by the Sperma of God, the Living and Abiding Word of God, and have Christ In us. All who have “Christ in them” are members of the “body of Christ.” However, this is just the preparation stage of growth and related to the Outer Court in the Tabernacle of Moses. The Body of the High Priest functions in the Holy Place realm when compared to the Tabernacle of Moses. The distinction between these two is a matter of growth, development and this measure of “perfection” related to the Priesthood function.


Our primary concern and burden today is to see a corporate group of “ministers,” who are “members of the Body of the High Priest,” being developed and functioning. These are not “super ministers” but just ordinary believers who are ministering out of a “life Union With Christ Jesus.” They may be ministering as one of the fivefold ministries but that will merely define their function and will not be a title or position of authority or a hierarchy. Why? Because, ALL authority in heaven and earth has been given to the Head, Christ Jesus. Everyone else just functions as a member of His Body and under His absolute Headship.


While it may not be possible to see any of this functioning today, this is what we are associating with the “end time ministry” and NOT some “ministry plea” to store water and food for the seven years of Tribulation. Those who are Members, in Life Union, with our High Priest will be the Bride and the First Fruits of the final harvest. They will be “snatched away” before the Tribulation. Storing food and water will only apply to the Main Harvest in the middle of the Great Tribulation. Our burden, today, is to see the First Fruits coming to “Harvest Perfection.”