An Excerpt from the book Government of God
Apostle Jacquelyn Fedor
The Prophet Isaiah prophesied about this glorious City. He said only the righteous nation Israel, who keeps the Truth, may enter in. Our minds must be stayed on God, it says, and He will give strength and peace to those who trust Him.
1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.
3 Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; he will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.
CITY OF REFUGE
In the Book of Leviticus, we read of the Cities of Refuge and the Priest's Cities. The City of Refuge is for those who will take the proper steps to come out of the Courtyard. Only those baptized properly, who come up First Fruit can enter the City, New Jerusalem. The heart of God lies within this City, and all that live there are the Apple of His Eye. He directs the way from the Courtyard into the City through the Fivefold Ministers. Rending the veil into the Holy of Holies as Jesus died on the cross, is symbolic of the veil over the hearts of God's people being rent, so that He can come into their Hearts. We allow our flesh to be rent by saying good-bye to all we have known and loved through our lives as Adam's race, dying to it to be born again. Only after proper baptism can God look on His Bride. He is holy and Adam is not. We become holy because of His blood and the gift of repentance, but it is the new creature that receives God's inspired truth that is the prepared virgin that becomes His Bride, New Jerusalem.
The veil must be lifted off the head of the bride at a wedding ceremony by the groom in order to be seen (An old Hebrew tradition once known and understood). New Jerusalem cannot be seen until proper baptism. It was after baptism that God said concerning Jesus "This is My Beloved Son." It will be after proper baptism that Jesus will say "This is My Bride, New Jerusalem". Protection and healing are to be found in New Jerusalem. God wants to restore His people and through the Prophet Isaiah, He prophesied protection:
10 Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you who love her; rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn for her;
11 That you may feed and be satisfied with the consolation of her bosom, that you may drink deeply and be delighted with the abundance of her glory."
12 For thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream. Then you shall feed; on her sides shall you be carried, and be dandled on her knees.
13 As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem
Through the Apostle John He prophesied healing.
1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. (Truth from the Fountain Head)
2 In the middle of its street, (New Jerusalem) and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, (twelve is the number of Government) each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
In my next posting I will discuss Zion, which is symbolic of the Government with its Head. New Jerusalem is symbolically the Body that follows the Head. As Jerusalem receives the living waters of truth from Zion, she releases it on to the nations.
8 And in that day it shall be that living waters shall flow from Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and half of them toward the western sea; in both summer and winter it shall occur.
As these living waters begin to flow from New Jerusalem, look what happens!
Zechariah 14:9 says
9 " And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be--" The Lord is one," and His name one."
He will become King over the earth as people see the light of truth! The Mountain's light of revelation will eliminate the need for the sun or the moon to shine in the city.
23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light
24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.
This means total peace and restoration.
Definition of SHALOM (Strong's Concordance 7965)
friendly, health, prosperity, perfect peace, favor.
Because of the false doctrines of man, starting particularly from the period of the Dark Ages, moldy bread has been fed to the people, preventing them from entering into the City. Baptism in the Holy Spirit was lost, and was even taught as being of the devil. Intellect also totally replaced Truth, and the Apostolic and Prophetic offices were lost. As you study Scripture you will begin to see that when the Church had the leadership of the Apostolic and Prophetic Offices, unity of the Body of Christ was obtained. In the early Church, there was unity of vision. There was total unity in the Upper Room when the one hundred twenty Disciples received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. When the Church lost the Apostolic/Prophetic Covering, it lost this unity of the Body. This is why Satan is fighting so hard to keep the Five-fold Ministers from understanding who they are and what their function is. This is why he has pulled out all the stops, and is doing absolutely everything in his power to stop the Church from once again receiving the leadership of the Dual Anointed. He knows that once God's Government is in place, and the Body of Christ is finally unified, Satan's reign is over!! Authority will once more belong to the family of God and His Kingdom will be restored.
WILL NOT ENTER GOD'S REST
We enter the City by entering into the rest of God. Resting in the Lord is retiring from all our own agendas, walking in the blueprint that He drew before the foundation of the earth, and tapping into the plans He has to regain His planet for His family, and taking the necessary steps to be a part of that family.
1 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.
3 For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: "So I swore in My wrath, they shall not enter My rest," although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
9 That which has been is what will, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there anything of which it may be said, "See, this is "new?" It has already been in ancient times [before the foundations of the earth] before us.
11 There is no remembrance of former things nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come by those who will come after.
Side Note: There were things here on this earth before we were created that we have no knowledge of. Remember, God told Adam and Eve to go re-plenish the earth. "Those who will come after" shows where ‘the generation of people yet to be created' comes into play.
DEAD ON THE STREETS
Those found in the courtyard on the day the angels of punishment are sent, will not be gathered to safety. You are marked for protection as you enter the City. The Shepherd knows His sheep. Those that will not pay the price of separating from the world and the Adamic race will not have white robes, and so will not be allowed entrance to the city of refuge. Jesus will say - " depart from Me I never knew you." The Body of Christ will be raised as seen in Hosea 6:2. The Head will be raised as seen in Revelation 11:11.
2 After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight.
11 Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.
Jude describes those that won't go forward. These are ones that turn their backs on the truth because they do not wish to change their lives. Most of the time you will find this group mumbling and complaining about the people that do make the necessary changes as the truth shows the need.
12 These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves
. They are clouds without water
, carried about by the winds
; late autumn trees without fruit
, twice dead
, pulled up by the roots
These are made up of the religious community. They are the modern day Pharisees. Those who come against God's people, with their mocking and scoffing thinking they do God a favor, is sadly the largest part of the Church today. Why? Because they have no love for the Truth, and they will be condemned or damned. Jude called them the twice dead. Paul described those that don't want to hear truth this way:
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Definition of Condemned (Strong's Concordance 2919) To judicially decide, to try, decree, judge, damn.
Unfortunately, many of these twice dead ones are in leadership positions, and because they don't receive or preach the whole message, many sheep will remain dead on the streets and never stand a chance to enter the safety of New Jerusalem.