Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing (epiphany) of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:13
DEATH – YOUTHFUL WORTHIES AND CONSECRATED EPIPHANY CAMPERS
Scriptures are cited from the King James (Authorized) Version, unless stated otherwise.
Question: Will all the Youthful Worthies and Consecrated Epiphany Campers go into death, or will some of them pass into the earthly phase of God’s Kingdom without going into death?
Answer: Regarding the Youthful Worthies, there does not seem to be any direct Scripture bearing on this question, though we can reason on it from analogy. Like the Ancient Worthies, they consecrated to be faithful unto death, and like the former’s consecration, theirs was not accepted as a part of the Sin-offering. And as with the Ancient Worthies, we may presume that they would have to prove their consecration vows to be genuine, which would mean death, or what to them would be its equivalent. In other words, they must have the spirit that would be faithful unto death, even if not in every individual case they would enter death. We are apparently living very near the time of the Kingdom (it has been 63 years [in 2017] since the close of the Youthful Worthy call in the Fall of 1954), so it seems unlikely that any Youthful Worthies will pass into the Kingdom without going into death.
The circumstances of the Consecrated Epiphany Campers are quite different. The call to become of this class began in the Fall of 1954 when the call to the Youthful Worthy class ended. Since consecration is always in order, evidently the call to become of the Consecrated Epiphany Camper class will remain open until restitution begins. They, like the Youthful Worthies, must have the spirit that would be faithful unto death, even though some will probably live over to the Kingdom. For example, when the nation of Israel accepts Jesus as their Messiah during and toward the end of Jacob’s Trouble, Phase II, it would not be surprising if many Jews go on to consecration and become Basileia pre-restitution loyal consecrated Jews. Perhaps the Lord will use such to form the nucleus of converted fleshly Israel, fitted for, and waiting to receive the earthly phase of the Millennial Kingdom, which will begin in Israel.