Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing (epiphany) of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:13
THE QUASI-ELECT – PART 3
Scriptures are cited from the King James (Authorized) Version, unless stated otherwise.
WE WILL now continue our study of the quasi-elect, considering more ways in which this class is pictured in the Scriptures:
The Myrtle, Shittah and Pine Trees
Isaiah 41: 19: This Scripture and its context have a Millennial application. The cedar, shittah (acacia) and myrtle trees represent respectively in ascending scale the three classes of restitutionists who will have eternal life on earth – the saved non-elect, the quasi-elect and the Consecrated Epiphany Campers. The oil (olive) tree, the fir, the pine and the box tree represent respectively in descending scale the four classes of the elect, who will all eventually have eternal life in heaven – the Little Flock, the Ancient Worthies, the Great Company and the Youthful Worthies. During the Millennial Age, especially the Little Flock, assisted by the rest of the elect classes, will set aside the wilderness, desert condition among mankind.
Nehemiah 8: 15: This passage specifies five kinds of tree branches that were used to make booths at the Feast of Tabernacles. These represent five classes in their class standings: The Little Flock (olive), the tentatively justified (pine), the Youthful Worthies (myrtle), the Great Company (palm) and the Second Deathers (thick trees).
“He that Standeth Still”
Zechariah 11: 16: Four classes of God’s people seem to be referred to here – the Little Flock (“those that be cut off”), the Youthful Worthies (“the young one”), the Great Company (“that that is broken”) and the tentatively justified who do not consecrate (“that that standeth still”). Those of this fourth class who remain loyal to the Ransom and righteousness will be of the quasi-elect.
The Millennial and Post-Millennial Antitypical Miriam
Exodus 15: 1-21: The Hallelujah Chorus of the symbolic heavens and earth, begun after the overthrow of fallen angels and apostate men at the end of the Little Season, is typed. Moses types Jesus and the Church, the Divinely inspired composer of this wondrous anthem of salvation. The children (sons) of Israel, who joined in this song, type the Ancient and Youthful Worthies, the Great Company and perhaps also the repentant and restored angels.
On the other hand, Miriam and the other women of Israel type two earthly classes: Miriam, who led the other women in singing the song, types the quasi-elect, especially the Consecrated Epiphany Campers, and believing Jews who in Old Testament times were not faithful enough for Ancient Worthiship, nor in the Gospel Age faithful enough to be transferred from Moses into Christ, and believing Gentiles during the Gospel Age who, while faithful unto death in justification, did not consecrate. The other women represent the non-elect, the unbelieving Jews and Gentiles of pre-restitution times who will become faithful as restitutionists. As Miriam led the other women in singing the song and they followed in the refrain after her, so the quasi-elect, especially the Consecrated Epiphany Campers, will lead off the Hallelujah Chorus on earth, and the non-elect will follow after them in singing this wonderful anthem.
The Other Half-Tribe of Manasseh
Numbers 32; Joshua: 1: 12-15: The 21⁄2 tribes on the east side of the Jordan types the Millennial and post-Millennial inheritance of the Little Flock (Reuben), the Great Company (Gad) and the Ancient and Youthful Worthies (half the tribe of Manasseh). The other half-tribe of Manasseh and the other nine tribes of Israel, standing for ten tribes, type the entire restitution class, ten being the number of perfection or completion for natures lower than the Divine. The other half-tribe of Manasseh fittingly type the Consecrated Epiphany Campers, who will, if faithful in their consecration, have the highest standing among the quasi-elect, and, therefore, the highest standing of all restitutionists.
Antitypical Gilead’s Families
Numbers 26: 30-34; Joshua 17: 2-6: These Scriptures describe the families of the man Gilead, son of Machir and grandson of Manasseh. Their inheritance was among the 91⁄2 tribes west of the Jordan, as distinct from the inheritance of the 21⁄2 tribes east of the Jordan. The man Gilead seems to type the Consecrated Epiphany Campers. His six sons – Abiezer, Helek, Asriel, Shechem, Shemida and Hepher – and their families seem to represent six general groups of those who eventually will be of this class, regarding their Millennial and post-Millennial inheritance. These six general groups seem to represent the six continental areas where they were developed – Asia, Africa, South America, Australia, Europe and North America.
Numbers 26: 33; 27: 1-11; 36; Joshua 17: 2-6: Among those in Gilead’s families were Zelophehad’s daughters. His five daughters of all countries are in the finished picture of five gradations, seemingly according to their development in Christlikeness, in an ascending scale, beginning with those among them having the lowest degree of Christlikeness and continuing up to those who are the most Christlike (Mahlah, weak, or dancing; Noah, wandering; Hoglah, partridge; Milcah, queen; Tirzah, delight).
Another Picture of the Eventual Nature and Inheritance of the Quasi-Elect
The picture of the priests, Levites and the other Israelites regarding their inheritances in Caanan is also enlightening. There are only four classes of Millennial firstborn, all of which will be given the spirit nature. These are represented by the priests (Little Flock), and the three groups of Millennial Levites – the Kohathites (the Ancient Worthies), the Merarites (the Great Company) and the Gershonites (the Youthful Worthies), none of whom had any inheritance in the land (Numbers 18: 20, 23, 24). On the other hand, the Millennial afterborn, who will attain to perfect human nature, consist of the quasi-elect and the other restitutionists. These are represented by the Israelites, who had an inheritance in the land. Also, the locations of the priests and the three groups of Levites, separate and distinct from the locations of the Israelites, type for the four elect classes an eternal spiritual inheritance, while the quasi-elect and other restitutionists will receive an eternal earthly inheritance.
The Post-Millennial Vessels to Honor
2 Timothy 2: 20: “In a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonor.” In the post-Millennial application, the gold, silver, wood and earth picture the four elect classes respectively – the Little Flock, Great Company, Ancient Worthies and Youthful Worthies. The vessels to honor picture the Consecrated Epiphany Campers and the rest of the quasi-elect, and the vessels to dishonor (less honor) picture the non-elect.
Ten Groups of the Quasi-Elect
The quasi-elect, together with the rest of the race undergoing restitution, will constitute the Millennial Camp, the condition of the world undergoing restitution, being more or less in harmony with God, but not yet by works justified, or perfect. Following are the ten distinct groups of the quasi-elect:
(1.) Those Israelites who, in the Jewish Age were not faithful enough to be become Ancient Worthies, but still retained faith in the Abrahamic promises and clung to the Mosaic Covenant – Jewish-Age loyal Covenant-believing Jews.
(2.) Those Israelites who, in the Gospel Age (prior to September 16, 1954) were not faithful enough to become Jesus’ footstep followers, but still retained faith in the Abrahamic promises and clung to the Mosaic Covenant – Gospel-Age loyal Covenant-believing Jews.
(3.) Those Jews who, during the Gospel Age (prior to September 16, 1954, when the Basileia set in in its first lapping beginning) accepted Jesus as Savior, but failed to consecrate, yet remained faithful to the Ransom and righteousness – Gospel-Age loyal tentatively-justified Jews.
(4.) Those Jews who, after September 16, 1954 but prior to Israel’s conversion, become believers in the Abrahamic promises and the Mosaic Covenant, and remain faithful thereto until death before Israel’s conversion – Basileia pre-restitution loyal Covenant believing Jews.
(5.) Those Jews who, after September 16, 1954 but prior to the time of Israel’s conversion, accept Jesus as their Messiah and as unconsecrated believers remain loyal to the Ransom and the practice of righteousness – Basileia pre-restitution loyal tentatively-justified Jews.
(6.) Converted fleshly Israel, the national conversion of Israel to Jesus as the Messiah taking place in connection with and just at the end of Jacob’s Trouble.
(7.) Those Jews who consecrate and are faithful therein after September 16, 1954, but prior to the opening of the Highway of Holiness and restitution privileges – Basileia pre-restitution loyal consecrated Jews.
(8.) Those Gentiles who (during the Gospel Age, prior to the Fall of 1954) accepted Jesus as Savior, but failed to consecrate, yet remained faithful to the Ransom and righteousness – Gospel-Age loyal tentatively-justified Gentiles.
(9.) Those Gentiles who, after September 16, 1954 but prior to the opening of the Highway of Holiness and its restitution privileges, accept Jesus as their Savior and as unconsecrated believers remain loyal to the Ransom and the practice of righteousness – Basileia pre-restitution loyal tentatively-justified Gentiles.
(10.) Those Gentiles who consecrate and are faithful therein after September 16, 1954 but prior to the opening of the Highway of Holiness and restitution privileges – Basileia pre-restitution loyal consecrated Gentiles.
Praise God for the truth He has revealed on the quasi-elect.