Time of Visitation

Our Second Census is based on Numbers 26.  The accounting of those who were to receive inheritance is expressed by the word paqad.  This same word is used in Ezekiel 38 verses 8 and 9:

" (8) After many days you will be summoned [paqad, "to visit with friendly or hostile intent; summoned for judgment"]; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword; whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste [khorbah, "drought; desolate"]; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them. (9) And you will go up, you will come like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your troops [aggaf, "cover, heap, crowd"], and many peoples with you."

Verse 8 first indicates that these people are "summoned" (NASB). The King James says "you shall be visited."   This idea of visitation can be either for good or for judgment.  On the negative side, the word means that God’s visit was to investigate the evidence of sin for the purpose of judgment.

As I have mentioned before, this word is also translated “to muster” as in to summon and bring together the troops.  The census is effectively summoning the people for a “visitation” from Our Heavenly Father.  You must show up to be counted.  When Moses called forth the Census, there were thousands of people to notify.  It was not instantaneous.  They had to be summoned from throughout the camp.  Today, it is no different except that “the camp” is the earth.

The Census denotes both a visitation and a judgment.  Clearly, the inhabitants of Canaan were soon to be judged.  Our Heavenly Father would use those of the second Census of Numbers to defeat the 31 kings in the Promised Land.  Those 31 kings had a visitation but of the negative kind.  The kings and kingdoms today are the nations of the earth.  The sword is The Word OF GOD spoken by HIS Remnant.  Instead of physical death, we should expect conversion of souls from death to life.  Yes, the old man must die.  This Census is consistent with the word “Now is the time!” I was told to proclaim.  The pieces are coming together but only Our Heavenly Father has the complete picture.

My responsibility as a member of the “Amen” company is to hear and respond to Our Heavenly Father and act in agreement with HIM.  HE has used Servias and its resources to summon and account for those led to respond to this Census.  It is not my job to sell anyone, twist any arms, cast guilt, or initiate any other methods of manipulation.  It is simply to issue the summons and provide any and all revelation received concerning this Census.  There are people who only access this site on occasion thus it is my responsibility to post blogs throughout the Census to expose those infrequent readers to the opportunity to respond.  The nice thing about using the Internet to broadcast the summons, no one has any peer pressure place on the decision whether to participate or “sit this out”.  I have purposely kept silent about the level of participation as well as who has responded.  It must be based on your own witness.  Our Heavenly Father needs no help in drawing men and women to whatever HE is in the middle of.  In 12 days we will conclude the Census.  We will then await further instruction. 

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