Two Diverging Roads
As we enter into the “third day,” the millennial day that is, there must of necessity be some crazy, radical pioneers who leave the main church system. They leave that old road and blaze a new one that has never been traveled before – the true pattern of the New Testament church. To put it another way, the old wineskins cannot hold new wine. However, the new temple order (as I call it) is really nothing new; it has been in the Bible all along but never implemented.
We see several types of two diverging roads in the Bible. One is the separation of Lot and Abraham. Abraham was one of those radical pioneers. Lot, on the other hand, loved the security and comforts of city life. Abraham loved Lot and hated to depart from him, but he had to. Their servants were not getting along anymore, and there was not room enough for them both in the same land. Abraham gave Lot the choice of the best land, the settled land, the more profitable land, and Lot took it. Lot loved the ancient city (the old church order). Abraham, on the other hand, was looking for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God (Heb. 11:10).
Another biblical analogy is Saul and David. Although David loved Saul and his family, Saul was jealous of David; and it was eventually necessary for David to part ways with Saul. He had to wait for him to die before he could unite the two houses again. This is prophetic of what must now happen in the church. It is necessary that those who are called to begin preparations for the new temple or church according to God’s pattern to leave the old system.
It is also necessary for the old church system to remain in place until the new one is ready. For all the error in the old churches, they are still doing some good for now; and there is nothing with which to replace it yet. Therefore, it must keep going until the new one and the new leaders are ready to take over with the new David leading it.
This does not mean the David company hates the people who choose to stay in that system. On the contrary, while they may hate the system that has never been built according to God’s pattern, they should always love the people. David never tried to harm Saul even though Saul tried to kill David. Whether you stay in the old order or you are one of the radical Davidic pioneers, we are called to love all of our brothers and sisters in the Lord.
So for a season there must be two houses in God’s kingdom. It is important that we all discern where God would have us to be to do our part. Everyone in God’s kingdom should desire God’s ways and plans, whether you remain on the old road or help blaze the new one. In this book I will not dwell on the old system any more than I have to . When I do make comparisons of the new with the old, it is for the purpose of instruction, not criticism. I endeavor to concentrate on the new temple plan, not the old.