Cover Letter for February 2017 FFI
Issue No. 343 - Cover Letter
Heartland Passover Conference 2017
3132 E. Hammons Blvd.
Joplin, MO 64804
May 12-14, 2017
Date and Time:
The conference will begin Friday morning, May 12, at about 9:30 a.m. It will end late in the afternoon on Sunday, May 14.
Dr. James Bruggeman, Ronald Oja, Rob Corry, Mark Eaton, Jeanette Strauss, Dr. Stephen Jones
Our special rate is $114/day plus tax.
Check in at 4:00 pm. Check out at Noon.
If you use the phone to make a reservation, for now, the Sales Manager said to use her cell phone number: 417-483-7203. I will post the hotel number later, and we ought to soon get an internet link so that you can reserve rooms online.
Preparing the hearts of the overcomers to rule the Kingdom
There were two Passovers each year in Israel. The main feast was celebrated in the middle of the first month on the Hebrew calendar. But a year after Israel left Egypt, a question arose, because some people had buried their father and had therefore touched a dead body and were unclean. It would require a full week for them to purify themselves. Hence, they were ineligible to keep Passover. So Moses asked God for a Supreme Court decision in Numbers 9:9-11,
9 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 10 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘If any one of you or of your generations becomes unclean because of a dead person, or is on a distant journey, he may, however, observe the Passover to the Lord. 11 In the second month on the fourteenth day at Twilight, they shall observe it; they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs’.”
So those who were ineligible to keep Passover at the normal time were allowed to keep it a month later. Since Passover teaches us the principles of justification by faith in the blood of the Lamb, this law of the second Passover prophesies of a second opportunity to be justified by faith. That, of course, will occur at the Great White Throne, when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess allegiance to Him (Philippians 2:10, 11). This is not “second chance” salvation, as some have called it. “Chance” has nothing to do with it. It is a statement of fact, and when all men see the glory of God upon His great throne, all men will then know the truth, and they will confess Him as Lord.
From a historical standpoint, Jesus’ death on the cross fulfilled the main prophecies of Passover, and since that time, people have been keeping the feast by placing their faith in Him as the Lamb of God who died for the sin of the world. But the vast majority of mankind have not done so, and throughout the past 2,000 years, most people outside of Europe and Mideast never even heard of Jesus Christ. They were “on a distant journey” from God, cut off from the Truth. So God in His wisdom made provision for them at the Great White Throne.
The second Passover also applies to the second work of Christ, the evening sacrifice, the autumn feasts, and other aspects of the law. For us, it applies to our time, for we look toward the second manifestation of Christ in the earth. It is my understanding that this is the reason God is having us meet a month later than usual for our Passover conference. It represents the Second Passover, foreshadowing a greater harvest that is to come.
Major changes are upon us these days. We have a new president, who is causing shock waves throughout the old Babylonian system worldwide. The rulers of Babylon are doing all they can through the mainstream media (which their people own) to try to reverse this, but I am confident that they will fail. Even so, the president needs prayer, not only for protection, but also for wisdom. He is currently being advised by mainstream Christian leaders, who do not have a proper understanding of the laws of God.
Right now the president is considering whether or not to reinstate torture as a means to protect America from enemies. At the same time, he knows that God is our Protector. This inherent contradiction has been part of Church policy for many centuries, and it is time that Christians understand that if God is indeed our Protector, we must follow His laws of war. This requires faith that those laws will actually work. Torture is not part of the law of God, because God is love, and inflicting pain for the sake of intelligence gathering is unlawful.
In centuries past, when the Church did its own waterboarding to force heretics to recant their beliefs and submit to the men of the Church, they justified their actions by claiming it was for the good of the heretics and for the Church. They did not acknowledge their own failures as a cause for “heresy.” They presumed that the Church Councils had established truth, even though nearly all of them were filled with carnality, bribery, threats, and even murder. In establishing truth by means of the carnal mind and carnal tactics, they succeeded only in establishing the traditions of men, and so they cast down the law of God by their traditions. Their use of torture proves this.
So please pray for the president that he will receive the revelation of God about righteous government. And also we must pray for a genuine outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the people in general, for only this will make righteous government sustainable in the long run. If the majority of the people demand the right to sin, the Kingdom of God is yet far away. If the Christian leaders continue to demand the right to veto whatever law of God they disagree with, righteous government will elude us.