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‘Thou wilt be a Kingdom of Priests’


Before Dr. A. A. Leenhouts died at the age of 86 after a turbulent life, he left his spiritual testament
in a series of books published under the title “The Shofar Series”, in which he appeals to believers
the world over to stand guarantors, in word and deed, for a dignified transfer from the “Jewish
State” to the status, destined for this people, of “Kingdom of Priests”. It is in this spirit that the
present article has been written, with permission from the current publisher of his writings. (1)

1 – The court of the end of times


In the introduction to his “Competition of Altars” (1981) Reverend A. A. Leenhouts writes:
«« …What God has ordained on this earth regarding the religious cycle of feasts of Israel is
utilised, when the fulfilments come to pass, as items in His own AGENDA. Exactly on the
day of the Passover He gives His Son as the Lamb that takes away the sins of the world. And
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when the day of Pentecost has come, the promised Spirit descends on that very day. This
punctuality of order raises the question: And the third feast, the Feast of Tabernacles: did
God erase it from His agenda? Is this crowning feast no longer considered for fulfilment
within the larger framework of world-history? Is there a link missing? …NOT SO! The Feast
of Tabernacles will incontrovertibly come to its fulfilment.
It is this fulfilment which is dealt with in my writings. In this respect the Kingdom of
God has indeed come near. The breakthrough of this Kingdom is closely connected with the
‘coming in of the fulness of the Gentiles, and the Jewish people’s coming to their Messianic
mission’. Thus we are approaching the forecourt of the fulfilment of all things. It is this
penultimate epoch in world history that the book of Revelation deals with in a symbolism
that thoroughly conceals. There is a blank page in that last book of the Bible, mentioned in
chapter 10. A small part of the apocalyptic film had to be cut out by the apostle John, for he
heard: “…write them not.”
However, it is also for this penultimate secret that the words of the prophet Amos are
meant (3:7): “Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His
servants the prophets.” The thunders will not remain sealed up for ever. The fulfilment of
Israel’s cycle of feasts has thrice remained a secret. Through prophecy God has had this
secret revealed three times. And three times has the fulfilment of the feasts been a very
abundant mercy of God.

2 - Called in 1948
Leenhouts writes:
«« The Lord intervened in my life in a very extraordinary way after I had come back from a
holiday in 1948 and wanted to take up my work again as minister of the Dutch Reformed
Church in Enschede. Suddenly there was the impact of a miracle, so stirring for the one
experiencing it that any description is bound to fall short. Suddenly my study was ablaze. In
spirit I heard a violent storm and had the experience of the apparition of an angel. I went to
the window and saw that outside there was not a breath of wind and not a leaf was stirring.
Then I went to the bedroom, looked in the mirror, and observed that I was like a dead man.
Afterwards I went back to the study, and as led by an invisible hand I took hold of a pad and
sat down behind my desk. Then the Lord spoke literally, word for word: “My children have
prayed, and I answer…”
The Lord spoke about Israel’s future and about the coming World Revival. He gave
messages for the churches. And afterwards, for many days at a stretch, He showed me in
burning visions the identity of the last text of Malachi, in the last book of the Old Testament,
and of Revelation 10. Each word swept through me like a flame. The sweat of death was
dripping from me, and without having any control of my hand or mind, sentence after
sentence was written down on paper. God revealed the secret of Revelation 10: the secret of
the thunders, the sealed-up penultimate mystery. In spirit I was confronted with Christ’s
agony in the garden, with His sufferings on the cross, and His abandonment by God, but also
with the immense power of His resurrection and His future. In turn I had to see our infinite
guilt for His Blood and the riches of His pity in the coming revival.

3 – Concealment impossible
When the Lord speaks, concealment of his message is impossible. This was experienced
by all the prophets, and Jeremiah has very honestly admitted it: “Then I said, I will not make
mention of Him, nor speak any more in His name. But his word was in mine heart as a bur-
ning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forebearing, and I could not stay.”
Likewise it is impossible for me to conceal the message and the view of the end of times,
given to me in direct words and visions. I declare herewith, and this declaration has before
the face of the Lord the power of an oath: “Lord God, Thou knowest that I am aware of
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nothing else but that Thou didst speak in 1948, and I am passing on this experience and the
exegetic insight that has immediately arisen from it, to the best of my ability.” »»

4 – The acceptable year of the LORD


In the preface to the “Shofar Series” he writes the following:
«« In order that the Jewish people should be enabled to fulfil its Messianic office given to it
by God, the sacred status of Israel in the midst of the nations shall have to show agreements
with the status of Levi in the midst of the other tribes. Levi was, after all, destined to fulfil
the service of the Temple. The Jewish people, from whom the Messiah sprang forth, shall
therefore have to be exempted for the sake of these official duties. (2)
Thus the prophet Isaiah, driven by the Spirit of God, proclaims a year of the Lord’s good
will with the words (61:2-9): “To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD and the day of
vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to
give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of
heaviness, that they may be called trees of righeousness, the planting of the LORD, that He
may be glorified. And they shall rebuild the old ruins. They shall raise up the former
desolations and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.
Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the foreigner shall be your
plowmen and your vinedressers. But you shall be named the priests of the LORD. They shall
call you the servants of our God. You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory
you shall boast. (…) Their descendants shall be known among the Gentiles, and their
offspring among the nations. All who see them shall acknowledge them that they are the
posterity whom the LORD has blessed.”
This prophecy of Isaiah is in principle fulfilled in Jesus (cf. Lk. 4:18-21), and will be
further fufilled at the dawning of “the acceptable year of the Lord”, the empire of peace for
all nations. The only basis given to us by God whereby we can fulfil our vocation towards
Israel as the priestly people of the sacred Messianic times is: Jesus of Nazareth, the Prince of
Peace, who as Lamb of God takes away the sin of the world by His Blood (3) and who,
according to John 11:52 also died to gather together the scattered children of God.

5 – The restoration of the true Pentecost altar


By way of a SIGN, a small group of believers in the Netherlands and New Zealand held
special Last Supper services for a number of years, services wherein a start was made on our
assignment to give exemptions the chosen people so that they can perform their priestly
office. These believers took the initiatitive as in response to the proposal made by Leenhouts
in his book entitled “An Easter for Yahweh” (Dutch ed. pp. 251-52), a proposal that he later
repeated in various sermons as a sort of appeal to the whole of Christianity: …not because a
date in itself has any value in the kingdom of God but in order to be clear about the sign I
make the following PROPOSAL to all who still believe in Jesus Christ, as he has been
revealed by the prophets and apostles:
In city after city, village after village, neighbourhood after neighbourhood the Holy
Celebration of the Last Supper should be held on the first Friday of the month. Start to
prepare this. Let it be a Peniel wrestling (Gen. 32:24-30). Expect that the breaking of His
body on Golgotha now has the power to cure His mystic body, the community. Believe in
the power of His Blood, so that thereby the dark satanic powers, that keep alive both the
false unity and the guilty separation, may be broken. Conquer the devil and the antichrist by
the Blood of the Lamb! Expect the restoration of the true Pentecost Altar over the whole
world. At this reuniting expect the Fire of the Spirit! Pray in the same spirit as the first
community as described in Acts 4:24-30, and the restored community will be filled with the
Holy Spirit in order to speak the Word of God with open-heartedness ‘now’.
Here we would emphasise that this is a sign, just as the prophet Jeremiah was ordered to
purchase a plot of land as a sign from God that – after the period of banishment – once more
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houses, plots and vineyards would be purchased in the land (Jer. 32). During these services
the Last Supper was celebrated according to the guideline given by Paul in his first letter to
the Corinthians (11:26): “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup you proclaim
the Lord’s death till He comes.”
This witness was accompanied by our task of mercy towards the Jewish people. The
offerings brought to the services were deposited in a “Cup and Grain Fund”, specially set up
for the purpose (4) with the aim of devoting half to the witness of the people of God and the
other half as a gesture of mercy to this people, symbolically known as the grain portion. »»

6 – The document
In 1969, on the 2nd day of Pesach / Good Friday, the grain portion of the sum of money thus far
collected was offered to Israel as a first-fruits gift, with the unfolding of a document at the Wai-
ling Wall in Jerusalem proclaiming the significance of the gift. The document bore the following
text:

In the year of 1948 God raised up a prophet in Holland. The message he received
brought a disclosure of the penultimate secret of Revelation 10 and refers to Israel’s
future. The preaching of this prophet called by God has caused us, Dutch and Swiss
Christians, to concentrate on the biblical promises for Israel, and our attention was parti-
cularly drawn to the words of Exodus 19:6:

AND YE SHALL BE UNTO ME A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS, AND A HOLY NATION.

Comparing these words with Isaiah 61, we see that nothing else can be meant by these
words but Israel’s Messianic destiny in the future

KINGDOM OF PEACE FOR ALL NATIONS

According to Isaiah 61 the holy status of the people of Israel in the midst of the nations
will resemble the status Levi had among the other tribes. This tribe was exempted from
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every duty in order to fulfil its priestly task; it was not allowed to possess its own terri-
tory in a legal sense; it did not need to maintain its own economy; for “the Lord was
their inheritance” (Numbers 18:20); and yet the Priests and the Levites had the right to
dwell in the Promised Land. The whole nation owed gratitude to God for having been
brought out of the land of Egypt through the Blood of the Paschal Lamb, and so this
structure became possible. Now the question arises: What motive will the peoples of the
world ever find to have Israel ‘eat their riches’ according to Isaiah 61:5-6, so that Israel
may officiate as a Kingdom of Priests?

Through God’s mercy we have discovered the meaning of the Blood of the Lamb of
God, that taketh away the sins of the world,

JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE PRINCE OF PEACE

And now we have become aware that with this Blood God has given us the only basis
on which to fulfill our vocation towards Israel as the priestly nation of the Messianic
time of salvation.

We are now making a start with the offering of our ‘ransom’ for Israel’s exemption
from worldly duties in favour of their priestly office in the coming KINGDOM OF
GOD and we believe we must do so, in spite of the fact that up until today Israel has
rejected Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah. For the stumbling of Levi never dissolved the
duty of the other tribes to pay ransom. Thus for us, Christians, The Words of our Master
remain unassailable: “…salvation is of the Jews” (John 4:22), and so the responsibility
for the people of divine election remains ours. (Romans 11:31)

As a small group of believers we have gathered in special Supper Services an amount of


14,000 guilders in the ‘Cup and Grain fund’, with the purpose of using half of it for the
witness to the people of God, and offering the other half to Israel as a ‘sheaf of the first
fruits’. We realise very well that the small amount of 7,000 guilders is only of symbolic
value; but this was the same with Jeremiah’s field. (Jeremiah 32:15) And although in a
document of this sort we can only mention a few aspects of the great many things that
have become clear to us, and that have moved us to make this offer, we believe uncon-
ditionally that God has shown us the way along which His plan for Israel and for the
world will be fulfilled.

The Board of the Foundation “Getuigenis en Eenheid” (Witness and Unity) in Amster-
dam signs in the name of sympathetic believers. The Board declares that the amount
mentioned in the document will be remitted as soon as the notice of acceptance from the
responsible body for Israel has reached the Secretary of the Foundation.

Amsterdam, signed on January 26th 1969


JERUSALEM, date of presentation April 4th 1969,
Second Passover – Good Friday (Leviticus 23:11)

This document dates from 1969. In the meantime the English name of the foundation has been
changed into “Testimony and Unity”. The Foundation takes care of the administrative work,
which came into being through the prophetic message of A.A. Leenhouts V.D.M. The manage-
ment of the “Cup and Grain Fund” is part of this work.
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6 – The open letter


A personal report of the events described above was given to the Ministry of Religious Affairs of
Israel and a written report was presented to the government and people of Israel, by means of an
Open Letter, both dated 4th April 1969, the Second Day of Pesach or Good Friday:

OPEN LETTER TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL

M ost honourable Members of the Government,


M ost honourable People of Israel,

You are most certainly aware of the fact that the idea of STATE is not to be com-
pared with the high STATUS to which God has called you, namely to be a Kingdom of
Priests and a Holy Nation among the nations. (Exodus 19:6; Isaiah 61:5-6) To function
merely as a state among other nations means “being like all the nations” (I Samuël
8:20). Officiating as a Kingdom of Priests however, requires a state of holiness, of being
set apart for the service of God, just as the tribe of Levi was set apart from the other
tribes.

The situation in which you now find yourselves draws East and West together like
a magnet, in sharp opposition to one another, a situation where Holy Scripture calls you
God’s first-born (Exodus 4:22), and because of this you should be regarded as repre-
senting all nations, a situation in which a ‘to be or not to be’ position of your people
irrevocably creates a border situation for all mankind. Thus the fulfilment of the pro-
mise of God regarding your status in the Messianic time becomes an ABSOLUTE
CONDITION for the survival of all mankind. For a political solution can only come
forth from a religious solution. This is the dimension that has been forgotten in all the
diplomatic proposals for peace in the Middle East and in general for peace all over the
world. That is why every political project in which Israel’s election by God is ignored,
is a request addressed to the Eternal to come with that curse about which Malachi spoke
through the Holy Ghost (Malachi 4:6). In the meantime the heavens above you remain
as brass and not a drop of ‘shalom’ falls on this thirsty earth. The first signs of this need
are already tangibly present. The full harvest of this misery will also come, namely the
absolute end to the life of the peoples of the world.

But in whichever way the Jew or the Christian may conceive the urgent need of a
fulfilment of the divine promises regarding Israel’s STATUS as a Kingdom of Priests,
anybody will feel that such an action of fulfilment goes far beyond human capacity and
will therefore require a Divine intervention of such intensity and extent, that we have to
go back to Moses and the Exodus and to Elijah and the Carmel judgement in order to
find words that can express our expectations. But sacred sacred history does give many
examples, in the fulfilling of divine promises, of the community accepting in faith a

DIVINE JUDGEMENT.

Was not the celebration of the Passover in itself an abandoning of oneself to the
judgement of God during the supper? Was not the Carmel judgement a judgement of
God and would this judgement ever have taken place, if the people had reacted to Eli-
jah’s proposal with a ‘no’? (I Kings 18:24)

IS THE GOD OF ELIJAH DEAD?


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As truly as this God lives – I pray you, Israel, in His Name – by virtue of a divine
vocation which came to me in 1948, to say ‘YES’ to the invitation to accept a
judgement of God in order to come to a religious solution. There are but two possibi-
lities: either a Messiah, who has nothing to do with Jesus of Nazareth, will intervene in
such a way, that you will be dragged out of your religious and political twilight and will
receive heavenly authority for the official Status of Kingdom of Priests, with all the
accompanying consequences for the gentile nations (Isaiah 61:5-6), or this high Status
will be offered to you by Him Who, as the Christians believe with the apostle Paul,
“ascended up far above all heavens, that He might fill all things” (Ephesians 4:10). The
fulfilment of Isaiah 61:5-6 belongs also to this.

Well, Israel, we ask you to accept a ‘competition of altars’ (1 Kings 18) before the
forum of the whole world. Build your Jewish national ‘altar’ – in whatever way you
may see it – but build it in confrontation with another altar and expect a judgement of
the Lord with absolute sincerity. God will certainly answer. For the way history ends
also counts as a judgement of the Lord (Psalm 105:19). Then, over against your ‘altar’
an ‘altar’ will be built through the WORD and the SPIRIT of Jesus Christ and on the
basis of His Blood , the Blood of Reconciliation. It will be built out of love for you, for
those who are helping to build it sincerely wish you to achieve the holy STATUS of
Kingdom of Priests in the coming Kingdom of God.

In the enclosed text of the document, which was presented on the Second Day of
Pesach, that is to say on Good Friday, as a gift of the first fruits ‘shaken’ like a sheaf
before Israel’s God, you will find a model in miniature of that which was awakened in
Holland and Switzerland through a prophetic message under divine confirmation by
means of very great signs and miracles. And what God has started on a small scale, He
will bring to its conclusion on a worldwide scale.

What the spiritual background of this proposal is, what secrets were revealed, how
a ‘competition of altars’ can be implemented in practice, what aspects will be opened,
how many delicate and hard points can be touched – in short all possible questions that
may arise with this proposal – I will gladly discuss with you.

I will end by pointing out to you that at present no Priest’s hands could be found
capable of accepting this offering of the first fruits from the gentile world IN THE
SAME SENSE in which it was given by the believers. Sincerity bids us to hold the
offering in reserve for you until these hands are available. But should your official
bodies decide now or later to inquire thoroughly into the motives of this proposal, the
believers who have offered this gift sheaf of the first fruits will certainly be willing to
contribute, with the money mentioned above, to the costs of an investigation.

With cordial greetings and a prayer in my heart for the peace of Jerusalem,

Signed A.A. Leenhouts


April 4th, 1969

This money is still set aside – for shall the lion roar but not spring? In this way the implemen-
tation of the offering need not be doubted. The first fruits gift will be accepted. You can count on
it!
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7 – To the brother-people
In February of 1970, on the feast of Aïd El Kebir, the sacrificial feast of Israel’s brother-people,
the Arabs, Leenhout took a profetic message to King Hassan II of Morocco, and spoke with the
rector and a group of professors at the University of Fes and sent an Open Letter (in French) to all
the Arab countries via their embassies there.

OPEN LETTER
TO THE RELIGIOUS DIRECTORS
OF THE ISLAMIC PEOPLES

THANKS TO THE GOOD OFFICES


OF HIS MAJESTY KING HASSAN II OF MOROCCO

- Rabat, February 1970, on the feast of Aïd el Kebir -

You Excellencies, directors of the Islamic peoples,

With assurances of my deep respect for your high dignity, please allow me to
mention first of all why I am addressing you by means of an open letter.

A divine vocation overcame me in 1948, concerning the prophecies with regard to


the Christian Churches.

This is how the Supreme One talked to me concerning the people of the Jews: «I
shall take over in vengeance the calls of those who jeered at Me when I hung in the
depths of hell and I will call on Elijah and my vengeance is sweet. My spirit roars out
for Elijah.»

The Lord showed me how Israel has, for about 2,000 years, been following a route
parallel to that taken by Jesus – that is: expelled from Jerusalem, this people is walking
the Via Dolorosa and is now crucified on its governmental State as on a cross.

The final destiny of Israel is not to be found in the possession of statehood, so that
it becomes like all the nations (1 Sam. 8:20).

According to the Word given by God to Moses in Ex. 19:6, its destiny is: «You
shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.» This is repeated in Isaiah 61.

The tribe of Levi was exempted from all burdens, save its duties of office (I Chron.
23:3-5), should possess no lands in the legal sense, was not obliged to run its own
economy, for «I am your part and inheritance» and yet the Priests and Levites had the
right of residence in the Promised Land. The entire people owed thanks to God for their
liberation from Egypt by the Blood of the Paschal Lamb and thus this structure was
made possible. I have announced these matters to the Government and people of Israel
in an open letter, and at Easter 1969 I proclaimed everything in a document that I conse-
crated publicly at the ‘Wailing Wall’. Among other things, I wrote the following to all
the members of the Government and the people of Israel:
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«« …The situation in which you now find yourselves draws East and West together
like a magnet, in sharp opposition to one another, a situation where Holy Scripture
calls you God’s first-born (Exodus 4:22), and because of this you should be
regarded as representing all nations, a situation in which a ‘to be or not to be’
position of your people irrevocably creates a border situation for all mankind. Thus
the fulfilment of the promise of God regarding your status in the Messianic time
becomes an ABSOLUTE CONDITION for the survival of all mankind. For a
political solution can only come forth from a religious solution. This is the
dimension that has been forgotten in all the diplomatic proposals for peace in the
Middle East and in general for peace all over the world. That is why every political
project in which Israel’s election by God is ignored, is a request addressed to the
Eternal to come with that curse about which Malachi spoke through the Holy Ghost
(Malachi 4:6). In the meantime the heavens above you remain as brass and not a
drop of ‘shalom’ falls on this thirsty earth. The first signs of this need are already
tangibly present. The full harvest of this misery will also come, namely the
absolute end to the life of the peoples of the world. (…) As truly as this God lives –
I pray you, Israel, in His Name – by virtue of a divine vocation which came to me
in 1948, to say ‘YES’ to the invitation to accept a judgement of God in order to
come to a religious solution. There are but two possibilities: either a Messiah, who
has nothing to do with Jesus of Nazareth, will intervene in such a way, that you
will be dragged out of your religious and political twilight and will receive
heavenly authority for the official Status of Kingdom of Priests, with all the
accompanying consequences for the gentile nations (Isaiah 61:5-6), or this high
Status will be offered to you by Him Who, as the Christians believe with the
apostle Paul, “ascended up far above all heavens, that He might fill all things”
(Ephesians 4:10). The fulfilment of Isaiah 61:5-6 belongs also to this. Well, Israel,
we ask you to accept a ‘competition of altars’ (1 Kings 18) before the forum of the
whole world… »»

For us, Christians, this duel signifies among other things obedience, in joining the
deed to the word, observing everything that God reveals to us in his Word regarding the
future structure of the empire of peace. And thus Israel must be enabled to function as
the Kingdom of Priests on the basis of the recognition of the Blood of the Divine Lamb
by analogy with Levi.

That is why on Good Friday 1969, the Second Day of Pesach, a small number of
believers offered a symbolic offering, collected at the table of the Holy Supper, in order
to demonstrate their willingness to obey God’s plan in word and deed.

It goes without saying that there were no priests’ hands to receive our gift because
Israel has not yet exchanged its position of State for that of Kingdom of Priests. Our
conscience bade us to keep back this offering.

Since your peoples belong to the ‘tent of Abraham’, I was given the order to report
to you all that has been said above – that is, how Israel has been called to accept to
recognise the events to come as a Divine judgement. In looking at the history of Israel’s
exile we, Christians, have a collective debt regarding the current state of affairs, and we
must admit this publicly before the Islamic world.

What is the spiritual motive underlying the above proposal? What are the secrets
that have been revealed? And in what way has new light been shed on those parts of
sacred Scripture concerning the future of our peoples? With a great deal of recognition I
would be only too pleased to explain this to you, according to my powers, either in
writing or – much preferably – personally.
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I beg you, your Excellencies, to accept the expression of my deepest respect,

Signed: A.A. Leenhouts V.D.M.


Stichting Getuigenis en Eenheid

8 – God does not go back on His pledges


By way of conclusion, I would now like to quote Dr. Piet de Vries, minister of the “Hersteld
Hervormde Gemeente” (Restored Dutch Reformed church) in Waarder (Netherlands):

«« The New Testament shows us that the death and resurrection of Christ is ‘the’ turning
point in the history of salvation (in God’s dealings with His people). The coming into being
of the New Testament community, with its Jewish roots – though the gentiles also are given
a place therein – is tied up with those dealings. Nowhere in the New Testament is it said
that God will go back on this. The church of the New Testament is not an intermezzo that is
foreign to the progressive line of revelation from the old to the new dispensation
(oikonomia) but has a fixed and permanent place there, until the people of the Lord from
both the old and the new dispensation enter the new Jerusalem.
(…) The Christian church that came into being as a current within Judaism, with a
position for gentiles such as has not yet been seen within Judaism, developed into a current
alongside that of Judaism. This caused many a Christian to lose sight of the special position
held by the Jewish people.
(…) Amidst all the differences, we must hold fast to the unity of the old and new
dispensation; a unity grounded in the unity of God Himself and of His merciful dealings
with Man. In the New Testament the covenant with Abraham is signed as the basis of the
New Testament community and that covenant is the basis for the expectation that God will
once again take pity on the whole of Israel. Together with the saints of the Old Testament
those of the New Testament await the descent of the new Jerusalem from heaven. All
unfulfilled prophecies from both old and new dispensation will be fulfilled, both spiritually
and materially. And then all that is material will be spiritual and the spiritual also material.
»» (Profetisch Perspectief, winter 2008, no. 57, p. 37)

Summary: Hubert Luns


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Notes
(1) “Competition of the Altars” can be ordered through the Foundation of Witness and Unity
(Stichting Getuigenis en Eenheid), P.O. Box 64814, 2506 CE The Hague, Netherlands. Website:
www.getuigeniseneenheid.nl “The Sjofar-series” (in Dutch) and all other publications, some of
them in English, can be ordered through the Primo Vere Publishers (Uitgeverij Primo Vere BV),
P.O. Box 82411, 2508 EK The Hague, Netherlands. Website: www.primovere.nl
The source language is Dutch. This translation has not been submitted to the publishers of Dr.
Leenhouts’ writings. The publication itself has been placed on the website with the publishers’
permission. Its further distribution is according to the rules of this website, provided that each
case of distribution is accompanied by the statement that neither translation nor text have been
submitted to the publishers for permission. If others wish to publish other writings by Dr. Leen-
houts, permission is first required from the publishers named above.

(2) Christ is a priest according to the order of Melchizedek, and since He is from a tribe not that of
Levi – namely Judah – a change has also taken place in the assignment of His office (see Hebrews
7:12). This explains that the state of Israel in the midst of the other nations is destined to fulfil the
temple service with its accompanying benefits. Dr. Leenhouts’ explanation of the analogy of the
sacred status that Israel must display with that of the tribe of Levi is as follows:

«« Just as the tribe of Levi in the Old Testament was exempted in order to be able to fulfil its
priestly task, so must the entire people of Israel (as Kingdom of Priests) be exempted in order
to serve the nations of the world as a sort of ombuds-people. This is the priestly task that the
Jewish people – which does not signify the political State of Israel - will fulfil in the future.
This is all in accord with Exodus 19:6, where God gives to the people of Israel the official status
of “kingdom of priests”. The exemption given in order to be able to fulfil the priestly task will
be granted by the non-Jewish peoples (see Isaiah 61:5-6) who will bring their offerings to this
end in the united celebration of the Sacred Last Supper, thereby creating the condition for a
dignified transfer from the’State’ of Israel to their ‘status’ of kingdom of priests. (This,
therefore, is what the ‘temple service’ of the Jewish people will consist of in the future.) »»

(3) These sentences are taken from the document placed on the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem on 4th
April 199 by A. A. Leenhouts.

(4) The “Cup and Grain Fund” is named after the story of Joseph, where Joseph allowed the theft
of the “prophetic cup” (by his brothers) to be accompanied by mercy in the form of “grain aid”.

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