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By Scottie Clarke
The church was NOT “born” at Pentecost. The cart has been before the horse.
In researching the true meaning of the Revelation 12 sign, I discovered some major semantics errors in Christian doctrines that once rightly divided and corrected have put all the pieces together.
Conception and gestation precede birth. We do not see these before Pentecost in Acts 2.
The church was CONCEIVED at Pentecost. The church age is our gestation period. The rapture is our birth when we will be born again.
The term, “born again” interpreted as individual salvation is also incorrect. Salvation is salvation. "Born again" is a promise and the future result of salvation.
The Holy Spirit conceived Yahshua within Mary (Matt. 1:18). He is our Headship (Col. 1:18). The Holy Spirit conceived a new creation, the Body (church) in Jerusalem.
We were all born of flesh and water and into sin, but we must be born of the Spirit, born from above (John 3:3) to enter Heaven (John 3:5-6)
Born of water is the earthly man. Born of Spirit is a new creation, the Heavenly man. We are a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17), as is a baby before it leaves the womb. Life begins at conception, not birth.
Born again, born from above - is only for those who have been conceived from above as Yahshua was.
The Head was conceived from above, the Body was conceived from above. But no believer has been born again in real time … YET.
Just because someone may "feel" they had a "born again experience" does not equate to an actual birth. These are simply emotions to which false semantics have been applied.
The moment of salvation is corrected to be a personal Holy Spirit CONCEPTION, when a person is also incorporated into the Body of all believers, the Body of Yahshua.
After personal salvation (conception) when the Holy Spirit enters an individual, one begins their personal spiritual growth (gestation) along with the corporate Body already in effect. The finale of the gestation is the changing from corruptible to incorruptible at the new birth (1 Cor. 15:52; 2 Peter 1:23).
“Born again” is a future prophecy just like Eph. 2:6 which states that we are seated in heaven with Messiah, which of course we are not. We are still on earth. These may be stated in what seems to be present terms, but they are not. They are future. They are promises. There are numerous scriptures written this way.
Similarly, if one buys tickets online to a sports event, the individual may say he "has" tickets, but in reality the tickets are waiting for him at the gate. He only need show proof of identification to receive them at his arrival on game day. His email receipt is a legal promise. The Holy Spirit is YOUR legal promise.
All this said, I must make an important point. This can be a tricky subject because of a perspective distinction. We are discussing here from the perspective of earth time, real time - the timeline of the church.
From Elohim's perspective, who sees the end from the beginning, we are already born into heaven and seated with Messiah on the throne. From our perspective, in real time - we are not there yet. The rapture is our second birth when our gestation is complete and we are born into heaven after being changed so that we are able to be received there.
The bottom line: Major prophetic events happen on the feast days. They are Appointments of Yahshua which He will personally fulfill.
Conception - Pentecost (Acts 2:3-4)
Gestation - Church Age
Birth - Trumpets (Rev. 12:5)
This is what the Revelation 12 sign seems to be telling us. It is on the Feast of Trumpets in 2017 and we seem to be at the end of the church age!
When I questioned all of this and rightly divided it, the timeline of the church was revealed as to who we are - a child ready to be born. These "cart before the horse" semantics have been a stumbling block to the church, who never understood the true language of these verses or the great birth story. Now we do.
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Shalom, Scottie Clarke erfministries.com
1Thessalonians 5:16 -18 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. KJV
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