This world we live in is being destroyed! Countries are fighting over their boundaries. It seems that we are seeing all of the signs for this end-time day, that Jesus speaks of, come to pass before our very eyes. But Jesus says, "The end is not yet" Mark 13:7.
We, I believe, are being prepared for this hour, but many still sleep and are afraid of what is beginning to happen. They nervously store up food and water, changing their currency to gold and silver, removing it from banks and keeping it in their possession. They hide it where only they will know, IN CASE they will need to exchange it for supplies and survive with it.
Jesus says many shall come in His Name. They shall come basing their claims on the use of His Name, saying, "I am He," They will mislead many. The famine for God's Word continues to blind and deceive many. While our God is still going to fill this earth with His Glory. That rock, spoken of in Daniel 2, cut out of the mountain without human hands. (No one can add to or take away from God's plan through His Son).
As Jesus was coming out of the temple area, one of His disciples said to Him, "Look teacher! Notice the sort and quality of these stones and buildings." Our eyes, which are so accustomed to looking in this natural realm, are still seeing stone and building, places which are designated for a "this and that" kind of ministry. Very often we judge their success by their size or beauty, or the amount of people attending their program. When Jesus replied to him, he said, "You see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be loosened and thrown down." Our eyes, it seems, are trying to understand in this natural realm. But I believe Jesus' answer to them speaks of a higher understanding. He said, "Be careful and watchful that no one misleads you about it. Many will come appropriating to themselves the name of "Messiah" which belongs to me, in my name, basing their claims on the us of my name, saying 'I am (He)' and they will mislead many." The Word says, "Take heed lest any man deceive you", and Jesus continues to say, "they shall deceive many."
Now Jesus is talking about buildings and stones. But, by the Holy Spirit's Knowledge, we know He is speaking of end-time events that are to take place here in this "last day" also. Our eyes are being made to see in the completeness of revelation knowledge. We are beginning to see truth for this hour coming forth. Praise God! So, wars and rumors of wars are not to trouble us, Jesus says, "Such things must be. But the end shall not be yet. Nation shall rise against nation and Kingdom against Kingdom, and there shall be earthquakes in diverse places and there shall be famine and trouble. These are the beginnings of (sorrows) (Pain, sorrow, travail)."
I believe the Word is very clear about all of this impending disaster and it will be just as Jesus said it would be. The last verse of Mark 13: says that ...he that shall endure unto the end the same shall be saved.
To endure means to last without perishing, to remain, to abide, to suffer without resistance or without yielding, to bear with patience, no sinking under the pressure.
The church today must learn the word endurance and be able to act upon it. Endurance negates fear. Fear is one of the strongholds in the Body of Christ today. So much of what is done is through the power of fear, because people are afraid of the unknown or what their problems will cause. Much of what is done is looked at through the eyes of fear. Fear brings its bondage like a chain wrapped around its victim, holding until it controls. Fear in its full force can cause such a horror that death will come!
Jesus said, "Take heed lest any man deceive you". Deception causes error and blindness when it is in power. The believer is unaware of where or what it is doing to them. It can cover understanding and make wrong look as though it is right! We look around and see the passive, careless, Christians sitting with hands folded, waiting for someone to pray them through. When God is shaping His submissive body. He is dealing with those who are seeking Him, calling forth "His nature within." These will be ready and shall partake of His Word -- becoming His image. This is sometimes referred to as the "High calling of God." This is very real and it is the work of the refiner's fire. This will cause great care of service to Him. Walking pure, holy, glory as we are brought into absolute and complete submission to the Will of the Lord Jesus! We will be ready when He comes!
I have felt for sometime that we should set down our thoughts to encourage like-minded believers in the areas of life where God has taught us. The overcomer's message will be understood by today's generation. How will this happen? Let us look at Isaiah 53:5. Jesus was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon Him and with His stripes we are healed. The amplified translation states chastisement (needful to obtain our peace) was upon Him and with His stripes we are HEALED.
It seems that everyone is looking for "signs for this last day". I believe the Lord is encouraging every believer to be READY. But, as long as everyone is looking far into the future for events to show that it is the last day, they are diverting attention away from what they really need to ...and that is to GET READY! Get ready, then no matter when it comes, we will be able to walk through it.
Much of God's Word has been like a mystery, hidden from view to this natural realm. In Mark 13:14 we read that when you see the "abomination of desolation" (mentioned by Daniel the Prophet) standing where it ought not to be and let the one who reads take notice and consider and understand and heed this. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. ("Judea" = praise, "mountains" = a high place in God, like yearning for the Lord with all your heart.)
Daniel 9:17-18 - In Daniel's prayer, he says, "Cause your face to shine upon your sanctuary, which is desolate. (18) Oh my God, incline your ear and hear; open your eyes and look at our desolations, and the city which is called by your Name.
We close with this thought. We are praying for this "last day" people. We are exposing some of the areas that must be looked into. Everything that God has declared will be fulfilled. Most all of these definitions for the abomination of desolation are already in the church. These "attitudes" can be seen on every level of church government. This "last day", I believe, is upon us. "The day of sorrow", desolation, all of these are upon us. The abomination that seems to be so clearly seen is idolatry rebellion. Error is close behind as people are crying out in their warfare for God to deliver them. Jesus still fulfills His Word to us. Everyone is welcome. They called out "Teacher". He teaches and the hungry student learns. God is more than enough.
God's household has been provided with "a secret place" Psalm 91, He that dwells in the secret place of the most high shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty (whose power no foe can withstand).
What a day it is! We encourage all who read this letter to yearn for Jesus and all that He is. Amen! This great family of God, will be ready. The Word is being revealed to all who seek Him ...Jesus! Amen.
PATIENTLY: to compose one's self. Without discontent or murmuring.
PERSEVERES: with perseverance to continued pursuit of what is undertaken; to be constant; like saying "hold on there" to someone who needs encouragement.
ENDURE: to last without perishing; to remain; to abide; to suffer without resistance or without yielding; to bear with patience, no sinking under pressure.
TO THE END: this "Omega" company of believers partakers of Jesus Christ's Salvation; shall be delivered from Spiritual death, which can be seen everywhere, even in the church.
DEATH: a perpetual separation from God; separation or alienation of the soul from God; a being under the dominion of sin; and destitute of grace or divine life; this is Spiritual Death Zeph. 3:1-20
REBELLIOUS: root word "rebel" to make war again; to revolt; to renounce the authority of the laws of government to which one owes allegiance.
DESOLATION: 1.) the act of desolating destruction or expulsion of inhabitants; destruction; ruined; wasted; ravaged.
2.) every Kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation.
3.) a desolation - desolate state; gloominess; sadness; destitution; in the strong concordance we run the references to Dan. (9) Desolation in the Sanctuary (Hebrew) (Shaw-mame) prime root: to stun; grow numb; devastate; stupefy; be astonished; (to lie) to make desolate; be destitute; destroy self; lie, lay, make waste; to wonder. Dan. 9:2 decayed place; destruction; laid waste place.
ABOMINABLE: extreme hatred; detestable, loathsome. Proverbs 15: The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord.
1.) Abominable: Very hateful. This word is applicable to whatever is odious to the mind or offensive to the senses.
2.) Unclean, sinful. Remember - 1 Kings 21 - Naboth's field was handled abominably by Jezebel.
3.) Defilement, pollution, in a physical sense, or evil doctrines and practices, which are moral defilement. Idols and idolatry are called abominations. The Jews were an abomination to the Egyptians and the sacred animals of the Egyptians were an abomination to the Jews. The Roman Army is called the abomination of desolation. In short, whatever is an object of extreme hatred, is called an abomination.
These past few months have been like no other to us. Our son Mark was gravely ill. We prayed and prayed for him to be healed, but it seemed like the closer we got to Jesus, the worse Mark became.
I found myself weak by what I was seeing in the natural. But when I rose up in prayer in the spirit, I was strong. Now, I realize Jesus is the only way we can conquer sin, Hell and the grave. It must be understood and walked out. All of this drove us to the Lord. I was not willing for Mark to go home with Jesus. My "momma" heart cried out for his life. My son, my seed, where was I to rest with peace? I couldn't seem to get past what my eyes were seeing in the natural. Finally, I passed into a Holy protected state. A state where Jesus was so real, kind and gentle. I could talk to Jesus better now I thought, and slowly I realized Jesus was going to take him home and I was willing now to let him go. Mark is Alive! He is really living! Absent in this body but present with the Lord! Mark has passed from death to life. He was ready for this great event. In my Spirit I see him with that "great cloud of witnesses, cheering all of us on, to the mark of God's High Calling! Praise God.
In my "Mother's heart" I am remembering a beautiful little boy who's first words were "Daddy and Momma", and his second words were "What's that?" Mark had a wonderful mind. He began to love and know Jesus as a teenager, and his faith and worship brought him to begin to say, "What's that in God's Kingdom. Seeking more of Jesus and longing to be used by the Lord. Mark was a fine Minister, a clear word in his heart. People were helped everywhere he went.
I Cor. 15:25-26 - for (Christ) must be King and reign until He has put all (His) enemies under His feet (Ps. 110:1)
I Cor. 15:25-26 - the last enemy to be subdued and abolished is death. Death has been swallowed up in victory. This wonderful chapter that is so full of truth, I pray you will hide it in your heart and ponder all it speaks of.
Love knows no boundaries. It is just as real in Heaven as it is in earth. Love is the blessing that holds the family together. It is a part of God's "Divine Order" for His family. It is not to be handled carelessly. It must be separated from lust. Love, Gods' love to us can't be removed. He is always there, nothing can happen to us that He does not allow. His ways are past finding out.
Many times when I am counseling with someone for rejection, self-pity and so forth, I find that they can't seem to remember if momma and daddy ever said "I love you." It seems so simple, what could it possibly hurt? I'm seeing men and women of all ages still having trouble with their emotions because of this.
Rejection is a powerful force at work in these people. They don't for the most part, know how to love unconditionally, or that God's Love never fails! We have a nation full of broken homes, sexual perversion being allowed under the disguise of love. What will our generation say as we stand before God in this "last day?"
Families that show their love for each other are strong, they have good self esteem. Belonging, caring, expressing that care plays a mighty roll in humanity. It seems the enemy works very hard to destroy love (because he knows the power of God's love.) God's love will keep and protect us in these last days. Jesus' love at Calvary says it all for us.
Olen and I always prayed for Mark to have a "hearing heart." When God speaks we listen because we have the God ability to hear, in the Spirit as well as the natural realm. When Moses said "Hear O'Israel", it meant TO LISTEN TO , AND OBEY.
We praise God for all of His blessings. He made a way where there was no way. Now, hear the hope and prayer of all of us. To BE READY, God is declaring His call like a mighty trumpet sound. Our ears are hearing His voice, and we are ready to obey.
We want to share with you the last message that Mark wrote, as a tribute to his memory. We miss him so very much, and we know this is not final in God's great calendar of coming events. We will be together again, complete in Jesus. Amen!
In these End-Time days we see our country falling down around our heads. Giving itself over to every desire of the flesh, or every feeling that does not require any type of discipline. No one wants to deal with themselves. "If it feels good, do it!"
Our nation has turned its back on God. We see many Christians so caught up in the things of the world, or in pleasing themselves. That is all they think about and nothing else. They measure their faith or standing with God, by the amount of material possessions they have. For example, how big a house they have, or the kind of car they drive, or the jewelry they wear. Or even worse, they trust in a man, and what he tells them. Instead of learning to trust God and walk in his continual presence, strong in the Word, tested and tried. "They should be obedient to the Word of God, rather than a feeling."
It's time for the sheep to mature and follow the "True Shepherd." The word shepherd means, someone who is the herder of the sheep. It is time for those in ministry to realize that they are not the true shepherds, but they watch over and help protect the sheep for the True Shepherd. The True Shepherd leads the flock to safe pasture. The office of the sheep master, or Chief Shepherd was one of great trust as well as honor. It was the shepherd's duty to count them daily, every tenth lamb belonged to God. He was responsible to find the lost ones. Leviticus 27:32 talks about all of the flock that passes under the herdsman's staff. That is every tenth lamb shall be holy unto the Lord, (become God's property.)
Verse 33 - The man shall not examine whether the animal is good or bad, nor shall he exchange it; if he does exchange it, then both the tenth lamb and the animal substituted for it shall be holy, it shall not be redeemed. These are the commandments which the Lord commanded Moses on Mount Sinai for the Israelites ...thus, signifying that every lamb that the staff falls on belongs to the Lord. The lamb is accepted just the way it is. We come to Jesus just the way we are, and he saves us and begins that awesome task of healing, restoration, and discipline. He uses many instruments in our lives to help us adjust and become His Will, and feed in His green pasture. Whether it is a herdsman or a sheep dog that is sent to tend the sheep, the sheep learn to obey in what every discipline that the Lord uses. Jesus said that my sheep know my voice, and a stranger's voice they will not follow. (St. John 10)
1st John 3:1-24. See what an incredible quality of love the Father has given us, that we should be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know us, is that it does not know Him. The sons of God must find out who they really are in Jesus Christ, and stand and take their birthright. This birthright is given to the Sons of God through the shed blood of the Lamb, our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, and the only True Shepherd!
Christ the Head, we, the body, chosen by Him to be His Body. Can a head operate without a body? Can a body operate without a head? Christ is our sovereign God, able to do anything He desires. He chose to share His inheritance, and true birthright. With His creation He made us in His own image. Jesus shed His own blood for us, gave up His own life here on earth for us that we might be called Sons of God; (Romans 8:14) for all who are lead by the Spirit of God are the Sons of God. As His chosen body, we shall accomplish the work of the "Great Commission." (Mark 16:17): And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe; In my Name they will rive out demons, they will speak in new languages; they will pick up serpents, and even if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well. (AMP).
Is there not a world out there, lost in darkness, suffering, being destroyed, deceived and ultimately brought to death itself? Unless we the body step up into maturity and take our place as the joint heirs of Jesus, the lost will perish. The True Sons of God in the earth knows that they are standing in the power of God's might. Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father making intercessions for us. Not just for our salvation and healing, but for empowering us to be conformed to His Image and become His Likeness (St. John 1:12). But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, and right) to become the Sons of God, that is to those who believe, adhere to trust in, and rely on His Name. Those who owe their birth neither to bloods, nor to the will of the flesh (that of physical impulse), nor to the will of man (that of a natural father), but to God -- They are born of God!
John 15:12-13 tells us that there is no greater love has any man that he lay down his life for his friend, or loved one. Our Lord did that for us. What we must understand is that He required the same from us. Paul said "I die daily". If we are willing to die to the flesh and this world, we can walk in the spirit, in the power of His word, more every day. We are becoming more and more conformed to His Word. Therefore, conformed to His image and likeness.
1st Peter 1:13 tells us we will be Holy as Jesus is Holy. There is no gray area nor any middle ground in God. We must give God our all, even as He has given us all. We must come together standing strong in the power of His might. As Paul said in Ephesians 6:10-24, "having done all to stand, stand against the power of Satan, stand with your loins girded with truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of the Gospel of the preparation of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God."
So I urge you who are reading this article to take the instructions of The Book of Hebrews 12:1-5 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every encumbrance. Not caring or always understanding how it got there. The weights of this world continues to drag us down, and prevents us from becoming what God intended us to be. We must deal with ourselves and "Sanctify the Vessel." We must be willing to lay everything we hold dear in this world down forever! We must, in fact, die to our flesh. Just as Jesus died for us. We were bought with a price ... His Blood. He sacrificed himself willingly so He could draw us, as His Body to Himself, and becoming one with Him. Christ the Head, and we are His Body, both inseparable.
Let God arise and His enemies be scattered! How do we do this? (Hebrews 12:2) Fixing our eyes on Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. Jesus is the author, and he started the work in you. He is the finisher of the work. Faith comes in where we lay our will down and die that Jesus may live. He will finish His work in us if we stay fixed in Him. Jesus is the Word, and His life is in you. As we do this faithfully, His will shall be performed in us. As we decrease, He increases in us, until we are totally consumed by Him. LET IT BE SO LORD, IN US ALL!
Let the Sons of God arise so we can usher in the coming of the Lord. His perfect will be done in all of us!
Put My Word first, child
Every hour of the day.
Put My Word first, child
Let is show you the Way.....
Put My Word first, child
For there is healing there
Put My Word first, child
Your pain it will bear.
Put My Word first, child
It will bring you cheer.
Put My Word first, child
Your healing is near.
Let it enfold you
As if My own arms
Let it sustain you
And protect you from harm.
Be a doer of My Word, child
This very hour
I would remind you
I am your strong, high tower
Put My Word first, child
That's where it belongs
Put My Word first, child
And I will give you some songs
Songs that are anointed
To destroy every yoke
That has kept you in bondage
and hindered your HOPE
Your songs will be joyful
Your songs will bring peace
Your songs will be worshipful
and My ear they will please
My Word is Spirit
My Word is Life
When it flows through your being
It will flood it with Light.
When Christ who is our life shall be manifested, then shall ye also with Him be manifested in Glory." Col. 3:4.
It is important as a believer to understand something of what God has planned concerning us: and what he has done for us in Christ. It is important to understand that we are united in Him - - - a partaker of all that He has accomplished: when Jesus died on the cross, we were there, too.....When His body was bruised and broken, we, too, were bruised and broken.... His crucifixion is our crucifixion; for God, in His all-encompassing plan, included us in His Son.... He has crucified us in Christ. We are never to look at ourselves outside of Christ and our union in Him.
Having considered the fact that we have been crucified with Christ, we now come to the realization that when He was raised from the tomb of death in resurrection life, that we were raised together in Him.
A question may surface at this point, as to how we can attain unto so much, but yet fall short of arriving at God's full purpose and design. The answer is: God's new creation man is perfect thus far, but not perfectly completed. Jesus Christ is God's perfect man.... He is God's representative man.... our pattern.... and we are being conformed to his image. II Corinthians 5:17 states: "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (creation).... old things are passed away.... all things have become new." Since Calvary God has been bringing forth a new man in the earth.... a corporate man.... the many-membered body of Christ. I Corinthians 15:45 states: "The first Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam (Christ), was made a quickening spirit." It is God's foreordained plan to bring forth a people conformed to the image and likeness of Christ.
Many types and titles are ascribed to this end-time company of people in the word of God. For those who would desire to do a study.... some of these types are listed below:
Adopted Sons (Gal. 4:5)
Body of Christ (Eph. 1:23)
Bride (Rev. 21:2; 22:17)
Building of God (I Cor. 3:9)
Children of the Kingdom (Matt. 13:38)
First-Fruits (James 1:18)
Hidden Ones (Ps. 83:3)
Jewels (Mal. 3:17)
Lively Stones (I Peter 2:5)
Pure in Heart (Matt. 5:8)
Overcomers (Rev. Chapter 2 and 3)
Sons of God (Romans 8:14)
Temple of God (I Cor. 3:16)
Zion (Ps. 69:35; 76:2; 87:2)
144,000 (Rev. 6:4)
Man-Child (Rev. 12:13)
City of God (Heb. 12:22)
Elect (Isa. 45:4; Matt. 24:22)
Heirs (Rom. 8:17)
Israel of God (Gal. 6:16)
Kings (rev. 1:6; 5:10)
Peculiar People (I Peter 2:9)
Gideon's 300 (Judges 7)
God's People....God's Plan....God's Kingdom on Earth!
CITY OF GOD
Revelation 21:22-25 "And the City had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it.
And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there."
These verses of scripture describes the Holy City - - the New Jerusalem, which John saw coming down from God. Many of us have been taught that this is some literal city with literal streets paved with gold that will come floating down to this earth from heaven some day and have failed to understand that as the church - - the redeemed of the Lord - - the many-membered body of Christ - - His bride - are also referred to in scriptural symbolism as the New Jerusalem - - the City of God. In Revelation 21:2, John tells us that in his Patmos vision, he saw the New Jerusalem, the Holy City, descending out of heaven, prepared as a "Bride." So, we discover that twice here in Revelation 21, the Word of God refers to the New Jerusalem as the Bride of Christ. There are many other places in the New Testament where the church is called the Bride of Christ. It is important to understand that when scripture presents the New Jerusalem as the Bride of Christ, it is speaking about us....the two are synonymous. To lay hold of this blessed revelation will free us from carnal concepts and allow us to begin to understand something of the higher purposes of our God to bring us into His fulness. For truly we are becoming that City of God, line-upon-line, precept-upon-percept, here-a-little, there-a-little, as our changing nature within becomes more and more like Him. This is what John saw- - that perfect realm in the spirit - - that ultimate purpose of God for His people - - the fulness of the measure of the stature of Christ! (Eph. 4). This glorious reality is progressively being fulfilled in a people in this hour.
Spiritual symbolism is important and can reveal to us dimensions of great depth and purpose. It allows us to see clearly that heavenly City that John saw, and we can understand that when John saw "streets of pure gold," he was seeing by revelation, a company of people who had come to a perfect walk in the incorruptible nature of God. John saw the light of that City as a jasper stone, clear and crystal: "light" in God's word refers to truth - - therefore, what he saw was a people who had come to the fulness of truth - - all darkness, all error, all carnal concepts, had been totally purged - - until that people appeared unto John as a City of Gold whose light was as pure and transparent as crystal.
This unfolding revelation of the City-of-God that is to fully come forth in the near final consummation of the ages has been a progressive work of God down through time. He had to have human vessels to work through to fulfil His eternal purpose in the earth. By revelation we can see the City of God - - the New Jerusalem in its progressive stages in types and shadows. We are familiar with the Bible account of God's dealing in the life of Jacob and how he met God in such a supernatural way. Jacob was never the same after that encounter and we hear him exclaim: "How dreadful is this place. This is none other but the "House of God!" And he poured oil upon the rock where his head had rested and declared that place to be forever the House-of-God. That rock with the oil poured upon it, was the first foundation stone, a type of Jesus, our rock - - the stone that the builders rejected but He became the chief corner-stone.
Yet, Jacob's House-of-God was not the fullest revelation of what God purposed for His people. Therefore, we discover from scripture that Jacob's altar of stones anointed with oil progressed over the years into the tabernacle in the wilderness - - pitched by Moses - - another of God's chosen vessels. For several hundred years that Old Testament tabernacle was the highest revelation of the City-of-God that mankind had, yet, this still was not the fullest revelation of God's purpose for His people. Then God searched out a young shepherd boy named David and began to reveal to this yielded vessel something of His divine purpose. God anointed David and made him King of Israel and as a king he began to gather materials to build a temple of worship unto the Lord. These plans had not been completed at his death and were passed on to his son, Solomon who built the temple of God: and scripture reveals that God filled that temple with his Shechinah Glory.
Still, that temple of Solomon's day, as beautiful and majestic as it was, was not the fullest revelation of the high purpose of God for His people. It was only a carnal, physical type of what God had purposed to establish in a higher spiritual realm for His people.
About 2,000 years ago, God, Himself came down to earth in the person of His son, Jesus, and for the next thirty-three years, the fullest revelation of the house of God was a living temple that far superceded anything that Solomon could have built - - His name was Jesus - - a living temple! On the third day after His crucifixion, when Jesus came forth from the tomb in resurrection power, God's progressive work in the lives of mankind began to focus into a clearer picture and it has been getting clearer ever since. On the day of Pentecost, Jesus, the Rock, rushed in by the power of the Holy Spirit and indwelt His many - membered body with Himself! God now had a living tabernacle and His purpose progresses on....as He continues to work in His people, purging out the darkness that is within - - changing our natures - - changing us from glory-to-glory - - conforming us to the image of His Son - - paving our streets (our walk) with the gold of His incorruptible nature: we will come forth no longer a temple made out of lively stones, not only the house of God in the earth, but the "City-of-God".... the New Jerusalem! Abraham saw this by faith. The writer of Hebrews said of him: "By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles.... for he looked for "a city" which had foundation, whose builder and maker is God." (Hebrews 11:9-10).
Beloved, God is working in His people as much as we will allow Him to work in this hour... He will fulfill His purpose in a people! Let us allow Him to grow us up by His spirit and His word unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ... until He dwells within us in all of His fulness, completeness and glory and His light shines forth from within us. Until there is no more night in the City of God - - the New Jerusalem which we are becoming - - by the way of the cross and line-upon-line, precept-upon-precept progressively changing unto his likeness. John saw it by revelation and His revelation is progressively becoming our reality! Thus saith the Lord.
"Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 18:19).
This is one of the most profound promises made by Jesus concerning asking and receiving that we can find in the Word of God. To be promised "anything" we can ask for, is truly exciting.
However, it is necessary to always consider the whole counsel of God's word as we make it applicable to our lives and situations. Many times we allow our carnal reasoning to overshadow and supercede what God is fully saying to us, by grabbing hold of an isolated statement or promise from the Word of God, and attempting to coerce God to work His way - - "our way."
To clasp the hand of a Christian brother or sister and say, "Let us agree together for an answer from God regarding a particular need or desire, is certainly scripturally proper...but only if we are abiding in the whole counsel of His Word. For you see, God also says, "If ye abide in Me and My words abide in you, you shall ask what you will and it shall be done unto you." To consider this counsel in the light of Matthew 18:19, puts the matter of agreeing in a more responsible spectrum. We must now consider, in asking for an answer from God for this need, am I abiding in Him and is His Word abiding in me... and further, is this brother or sister with whom I am coveting, abiding in Him and His Word abiding in them?
As believers and members of the body of Christ, it is of eternal value and importance that we saturate our spirits with the Word of God. To abide in Him and to have His Word abiding in us, will activate faith within us, and allow us to live in the realm of the miraculous. Paul realized the importance of this when he declared in Acts 20:27: "For I have not shunned (failed) to declare unto you the whole counsel of God." Paul can never be found zeroing-in on an isolated portion of God's Word and building a doctrine or theory on it. But we find him teaching line-upon-line, precept-upon-precept...and pulling it all together until it becomes fulness and wholeness. The principle works the same for us - - and the more balance, wholeness, health, prosperity, blessing, and glory we will surely experience in our lives!
How Hot Do You Want the Fire? It's Your Choice!
Have you ever noticed that Peter says, "Count it all joy "IF NEED BE" you are in heaviness through manifold temptations that the trial of your faith be much more precious than gold tried in a fire," and Job said, "The Lord knows the way I take, when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold," (speaking of divine nature.) The refiners fire of affliction can get very hot sometimes but it is precious and needed. You see beloved we are creatures of habit and sometimes we find change very hard. We are sometimes stiff-neck, stubborn, rebellious, and just don't want to, or sometimes even if we want to, we find change very hard. So the Lord in His great love turns up the fire and affliction helps us learn obedience by the things we suffer. I was originally from California lots of mountains there, but when I came here I couldn't hardly see anything but trees and no mountains. Nevertheless the shadow of the mountain surrounding of California lingered with me for years. It took a lot of practice and a great deal of time to get used to that change. I borrowed my mom's pictures off of the wall to copy them and kept them for a while, mom said, "I wish you would hurry and bring my pictures back, I miss them, every time I go by where they are supposed to be. I'm used to looking at them and thinking about my loved ones." Someone else said they left their favorite bible somewhere and "they are lost without it." Yep, we find change very hard, but the Lord in this great love and desire to change us into His image turns up the heat and lo and behold a little loving affliction fire, "BLAZING HOT," does the trick. We learn the lesson and we're all very lovingly happy. The other day I was chiseling mortar off of some bricks. I had my hand wrapped around the chisel, thumb on side toward me. Well every time I slipped and missed the chisel head I hit my thumb, it hurt too. After about the fourth time or so I thought, "You know if I move my thumb around and just cup the chisel my thumb won't be there to hit." But you know I hit that thumb several times until I made a decided effort, moved my thumb, and quit hitting it. Well I reckon I learned obedience by the things I suffered, usually lesson like that stays with us. Thank you Jesus. So remember what ever fire you find yourself in even judgment fire, be ye thankful, the Lord is loving you with all His might that you won't be condemned with the world. And that you would be perfect and entire, lacking nothing (James: 1). Well I think I'll just throw this one in for free, remember I said, "Count it all joy "IF NEED BE" you are in heaviness through manifold temptations or trials the trying of your faith being more precious than gold tried in fire. Beloved you determine how long you cook, that's right it's your choice. You can learn quickly or learn the HOTTER way. I'll share a secret with you, the Lord's WORD is like a FIRE take it and JUDGE YOURSELF, lest when you're JUDGED you're CHASTENED that you won't be CONDEMNED with the world. Yep, that's right you are in a day when you have the right, privilege, and time to judge yourself so the Lord doesn't have to. Then "YOU WON'T NEED BE" in heaviness through manifold temptations or trials. It's your choice how hot the fire has to get to get your attention. Well praise the Lord. Fresh courage take loving Saints the Lord is nigh at hand and even in the fire with you. Just think about those three Hebrew children. "There's four men in that fire where we threw in only three," said Nebuchadnezar. "And the fourth one looks like the Son of Man." You know the only thing that got destroyed by the fire was the enemies that threw them in and the bands and bondages that bound those three beautiful saints, Hallelujah. Their clothes didn't even smell like smoke. Praise the Lord for the freedom from the midst of a fire.
Praise the Lord.
Maranatha-Lord Jesus come quickly and fan the fire, causing us to stand where the fire blazes and the elements melt, and cause us to come forth as pure gold in your image and likeness to the Praise of Your Glory.
In Jesus Name
Thank you Lord for Every Fire
With Love In Jesus
I asked the Lord, "Lord why did you eat a lot of fish and do so many things with them?" Does it have something to do in that they school, or did you just like fish, you know good for you maybe, or was it because of the sitting there around the sea and they were available, or is there some significance to them?" Well, I thought, maybe you know Lord, I'll wait on you to tell me. . . . After a while the revelation came something like this... Well we are called to be fishers of men and like a fish the Lord catches us, then He cleans us (scales and guts) speaking of outward and inward cleaning, then He roasts us in the fire (Holy Ghost Fire) until edible or done, a finished work. Then he uses us like a meat offering to feed others, by thanksgiving, blessing us and breaking us into little pieces of meat as not to choke them but to feed the multitudes. So I see Peter and company in the boat catching fish and the Lord on the bank FIRE Blazing roasting FISH which he offers to the disciples to eat because they're hungry after their work. Don't worry little ones the Lord Jesus is the only one I know who can gently scale, gut, roast, feed you to others and still cause you to come out better than you ever were before. I say to you, "How's the fire?" I am reminded of a song, "All consuming fire burn till there's nothing left but you, take me to the upper room and fill my hungry heart and make me new, touch me with Your fire, touch me until I burn for You.
MARANATHA - Lord Jesus come quickly and fan the fire that we may be like You.
In Jesus Name - thank You Lord.
With Love In Jesus
William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army said (or should I say prophesied) at the end of his life:
The principal danger of the 20th century will be:
1. A religion without the Holy Spirit;
2. Christians without Christ;
3. Forgiveness without repentance;
4. Salvation without regeneration;
5. Politics without God; and
6. A Heaven without a Hell.
To many this is an exciting day to be living in. Revelation truths are pouring forth in this hour to the sons of God. Many in this end-time are hearing a trumpet message that is stirring in their inner-beings and motivating them on up into higher realms in the Spirit. These are being informed and taught the "mysteries of the Kingdom" - - the Christ-in-you" quality of Life. This fresh move of the Spirit is sweeping across the world like a mighty wave of glory and is unlike any move of the Spirit in the ages past - - Psalm 110:3 describes, prophetically, this new day as the "womb of the morning". Jesus, in John 1:51, describes this day as a time of unveiling - - a time of "seeing Heaven open". Associated with this new out-pouring, is an explosion into a fresh, new realm of revelation-truth and knowledge concerning God's end-time plans for His creation. This is revelation known only to those who are being apprehended for the high-calling of God in Christ". God is preparing for a great end-time ministry of deliverance and restoration of the whole creation that has been in bondage for 6,000 years. His program in this hour is geared toward maturing a son-company for His Kingdom-age of ruling and reigning with Christ, the King-of-Kings and Lord-of-Lords right here on this earth. Rom. 8:19-22 tells us that all creation is waiting with great expectation "the manifestation (or unveiling) of the sons of God"; for, it is at this time that all of creation will be delivered from its bondage of corruption. It is evident from the Word that God will have a qualified administration in His Kingdom to deal with all things pertaining to death and bondage. Joel, the prophet, said of this company of people: "A great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be after it. (Joel 2:2). All across the land today many are receiving the exciting revelation that this is God's hour for "manifestation"- - coming forth from the "womb-of-the-morning"- - a chosen generation - - a manchild company - - an order of priests and kings after the order of Melchizedek, etc. As this day continues to unfold, more and more their appearing in the earth will be known. The old-order, as good as it was, is passing away and God's new order is appearing in the earth - - no more carnal efforts to bring in the Kingdom for the Kingdom is coming... is coming... is coming in earth as it is in Heaven. Ask Him to make this real in your hearts.
Many books have been written on this wonderful subject. Each author, I am sure, wanted to give the readers some special insight into this miracle act of God and surely they have. As a fellow Christian in the ministry for more than 35 years, I would like to explain what I feel the Lord has spoken to me, and some of what I have understood.
Jesus' Blood was perfect, sinless; He was the Son of God. I John 1:7 "But if we are (really) living and walking in the Light as He (Himself) is in the Light, we have (true unbroken) fellowship with one another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt – keeps us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations." Romans 5:9 says, "We are brought into right relationship with God – by Christ Jesus' Blood; how much more (certain is it that) we shall be saved by Him from the indignation and wrath of God."
Hebrews 9. This whole chapter is so very powerful but let us look at the 11th verse which states: "But (that appointed time came) when Christ, the Messiah appeared as a High Priest of the better things that have come and are to come (then) through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with (human) hands, that is, not a part of this material creation."
Verse 12. "He went once and for all into the (Holy of) Holies (of heaven), not by virtue of the blood of goats and calves (by which to make reconciliation between God and man), but His own Blood, having found and secured a complete redemption – an everlasting release (for us)."
Verse 13. "For if (the mere) sprinkling of unholy and defiled persons with blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a burnt heifer is sufficient for the purification of the body." (Lev. 16:6; Numbers 19:9, 17, 19). Verse 14. "How much more surely shall the Blood of Christ who by virtue of (His) eternal Spirit (His own preexistent divine personality) has offered Himself an unblemished sacrifice to God, purify our consciences from dead works and lifeless observances to serve the (ever) living God?"
Verse 15. "(Christ, the Messiah) is therefore the negotiator and mediator of an (entirely) new agreement (testament covenant), so that those who are called and offered it, may receive the fulfillment of the promised everlasting inheritance, since a death has taken place which reserves and delivers and redeems them from the transgressions committed under the (old), first agreement."
Verse 18. "So even the (old) first covenant (God's Will) was not inaugurated and ratified and put in force without the shedding of Blood."
When Moses sprinkled the blood to all the people of the slain goats or calves, he sprinkled both the book and the roll of the law and covenant itself, as well as all the people, he was saying this as he sprinkled the Blood. "This is the blood that seals and ratifies the agreement (the testament, the covenant) which God commanded (me to deliver to you)." Ex. 24:6-8
Verse 24. "For Christ, the Messiah, has not entered into a sanctuary made with human hands, only a copy and pattern and type of the true one, but He has entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the very presence of God on our behalf neither did He go there over and over again as the High Priest in this natural realm with blood that was not his own. But Jesus once and for all at the consummation and close of the ages appeared to put away to abolish SIN by His sacrifice of Himself. He took His sinless, perfect Blood and gave Himself so each one of us could receive full salvation, washed clean by the Blood of the Lamb."
We must understand the perfect work of the shed Blood of Jesus. Knowing that His Blood took away our sin and gave us the right to come boldly before the throne of grace and make our petitions known. This is calling forth maturity and wisdom as we begin to share truth and teach the body of Christ. Let us remember the great commission of Mark 16:17. Jesus said, "In my name you will (cast out) drive out demons." It is Jesus' name representing His authority because He took our place and gave us the right to use His name. Remember when Jesus was on the cross, He said "It is finished." (Done, complete, what Jesus finished cannot be added to or taken away from.) It is because of His finished work that we can accomplish the "great commission" to set the captives free. He gave us the power of attorney to use His name. It is in His name as we command that the demons flee. All of this because "perfect Blood" sprinkled on the COVENANT ARK OF HEAVEN – God's perfect plan, the price was paid. Jesus gave each of us through this divine act the right to enter in. Meeting all of the requirements God planned and set into place in the fullness of time. The Blood of Jesus was all that was needed! Amen!
Today it seems people are being taught or taken in error as they pray with fear and faithlessness "pleading for the Blood" or making statements that they are taking the Blood and placing it here and there. This cannot be done if "it is finished" as Jesus said. Our part is to believe, receive it and pray in the authority knowledge that it is finished.
When we believe in faith, we take authority in the name of Jesus as the great commission of Mark 16:17 commands us. Now we must get it right! That old sly fox the devil knows when you pray in fear, doubt and unbelief. HE KNOWS FULL WELL THE POWER OF JESUS' BLOOD AND HE RESPECTS IT, and when you are pleading for blood to cover you – or making requests that are not right – I'm sure he and all his demons know you don't know what you are talking about and they just "sit" laughing there – and wait for you to hush. But when you speak with knowledge and understanding of Jesus' finished work and cast out demons in Jesus' name – they tremble and scramble to come out now. There's not a demon in hell that can stand before you when you speak in Jesus' name. God doesn't need your help by adding to His Word. God doesn't need us to expand or make flowery interpretations of the truth of His Word. We must faithfully discharge His Word and all the power of Jesus' name will cause the demons to obey and come out.
Praise God for His direction and truth!
BODY - God is speaking to a body who has ears to hear that is calling them out of the world unto Him. Not doom and gloom but Glory and Majesty and Might. You see, that's the difference. That's what we have been trying to talk about - - that's the difference. It's edifying, it's encouragement, it's calling you out - - higher! It's making the things of this world a naught as compared to what you are experiencing in Him. That's the way it's supposed to be. The growing up - - according to the image and the pattern. Hallelujah, amen!
Begin to protect your family and help them recognize deception. Stop satan's lies about the occultic practices in our learning systems which entice our children to conform and accept pagan idolatry as truth for their lives.
(1) Pray Daily
• as a family
• with your friends
(2) Know God and His Truth
• study God's Word
• as a family discuss God's warnings as well as His promises
(3) Practice separating Truth from Myth
• separate fact from fiction
• your children need absolute truth and objective facts
• they need to know when satan makes a lie seem true
• know God's Word
(4) Investigate and Know how to Resist the False Promises of idealized religions
• be able to discuss distortions
(5) Put on God's Full Armor
• study Ephesians 6:10-17
• answer questions with scripture
(6) Speak the Truth in Love
• don't hit your family over the head with the Bible
• reflect peace and concern
• speak with teachers if necessary about pagan influences
(7) Be a Minister
• there are no big I's and little U's
• as a parent, have an attitude of understanding
• expect your family to hear you
• recognize and discern the affects false teachings are having on your child
• carefully explain truth
• never assume they will understand
(8) Stay close to Jesus
• Romans 12:1-2
• give yourselves to the Lord
• refresh your mind in Him; renew your mind with His Word
• Jesus is more than enough
• He will keep you from every snare the enemy tries to trip us with
LETTER TO THE BODY OF CHRIST
Praise the Lord! These past few weeks have been like no other. I have come through great sickness and the Lord has been so faithful to keep me safe and full of life. His words in my ear were so glorious. He said, "I allowed you to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, but I would not let it touch you." I am walking and able to do the normal "everyday living" routines. The doctor has been very pleased also.
A six-way heart bypass is very serious. My lung collapsed, so I had much to overcome. This death realm has a hold on the body of man and we are learning to trust, pray, and get our lives straight before God in this last day generation.
I would like to tell you I had great visions of the heavenly realm, but I did not. I did not go there. The only thing I can remember is walking out of the Jordan River ("descender" the symbol of the Holy Spirit) to the east side of the Jordan – the sunrise side of the Jordan. I thought a lot about it since everyone was wanting me to tell them some high sounding revelation vision, but that is not where I was. God held me in His great and wonderful peace and rest. I had no remembrance of pain, for the most part my rest was provided by Jesus' care
I am working several hours in the office nearly everyday. I am feeling more ready to get out on the battlefield and defeat the enemy.
I want to thank all of you again for standing with us in prayer. Truly you have made a difference.
I am excited over the new book A Journey Through the Seven Churches. People have been requesting it 10 copies at a time to teach with understanding. I am already starting on another one called, God's Divine Order (The Family). It is very exciting to be able to write and express what you think God would like His body to understand.
We are called according to His purpose. I want to again thank all of you who are giving monetary support. We ask the Lord to return it to you a hundredfold. It is answered prayer. Great is the Lord to keep us all.
Please feel free to contact us with your prayer requests and praise reports.
We send our love to each one of you.
Olen and Blanche
This "last day" generation is standing in the Word of Truth. It is a special place prepared from the Lord to separate the body from the death realm.
In II John 1:2 – John is talking to the elect chosen lady and her children, all who are progressively learning to recognize, understand and know the truth. "Because of the truth which lives to stay on in our hearts and will be with us forever."
Grace, mercy spiritual blessing and soul peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Messiah, the Father's son in all sincerity (truth) and love.
John says he was greatly delighted to find some of your children walking (living) in the truth as the Father has commanded us.
John states that we ought to love one another. Bringing this to our mind, this commandment has been from the beginning that we continue to (walk in love) guided by it, and following it.
Verse 7 says, many imposters, seducers, deceivers, and false leaders have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge, confess, admit the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ the Messiah in bodily form. Such a one is an imposter, seducer, deceiver, the false leader, the antagonist of Christ and antichrist.
As this last few hours continue to unfold, TRUTH WILL STAND FOREVER. We are charged to recognize the truth. We all must abide in the doctrine of Christ. Anyone not content with what He taught does not have God, but he who is content, does have God both the father and the Son. You can't have truth and not know what the Word declares. So many can repeat it, but do not walk in it taking it to heart and living in it.
This is a time to grow up! In the natural, as a child grows he learns obedience and discipline. It is the same principle by the spirit man. It is time for the body to begin to exercise spiritual muscles and be rested and at peace with life, walking in the Holy Spirit, and living in the Holy Spirit.
In Judges 3, the Lord left nations of idolatry in place to PROVE Israel that the Israelite might know and be taught war. The Word continues; (4) They were for the testing and proving of Israel to see whether Israel would listen and obey the commandments of the Lord, which He commanded their fathers by Moses. Chapter 2:22 That through them, I may prove Israel whether they will keep the way of the Lord and walk in it, as their fathers kept it or not.
God has not changed His mind. He intends for us, His body, to overcome this death realm and live in victory.
We encourage you to rise up and be obedient to God's mighty Word.
TREASURES IN TRUTH
In this day we are in the time frame of great and mighty glories being revealed in and through us. God's Word People – His word revealed through a many membered son company for all to see. "God's Living Word."
For you see beloved, it has always been God's intent and purpose to conform a people into the image of His Son – our pattern. A body perfect and complete, the fulfillment of His Word, a kingdom of Kings and Priests. The kingdom of God come in earth as it is in heaven, made exactly like the pattern who reigns from heavenly Jerusalem, our forerunner, Jesus Christ. For God is bringing forth His omega, completed, finished word in this end-time day. For it is the Lord's day, time, and season, and He is making all things beautiful.
As salvation is being revealed in this last day we are understanding the mysteries and secrets that are hidden (covered over) in God's word as He removes the veil that has covered our hearts and minds so that we can begin to see through the glass clearly without any obscurity of vision. The fulfilling and fulfillment of what God has spoken in His great and mighty word of deliverance (salvation) and liberty, guiding us behind the veil; where the gulf is fixed between death and life; where we live because He lives and we appear with Him in glory right before the eyes of all creation. For creation groans to see the manifestation of the son's of the living God.
For you see beloved, God has been speaking to me about His "TREASURES IN TRUTH," and the understanding of it here in our present day, the last or end-time day.
You see when we open the book of II Peter we hear Peter disclosing God's word in the light of "present truth." (II Peter 1:12) "Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them and be established in the present truth."
To the natural mind these words may seem like a small thing, but by the Spirit and through, the Spirit as we see through spiritual eyes and hear through spiritual ears, the spiritual understanding says this is a hidden principle that must be understood by us for today. You see Peter wrote , "You are kept by the power of God unto salvation, (which means deliverance) ready to be revealed in the last time."
Beloved, this is the last time and the Holy Ghost is revealing the deep mystery of salvation to those that have eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts that hunger and seek after God with the God given ability of understanding enlightenment. For the mysteries and the secrets are ours to understand as He gives them to us. (Deuteronomy 29:29, Luke 8:10) This beautiful scripture was spoken in the light of the preceding two scriptures (I Peter 1:3 & 4), which say that God has birthed us again by His Spirit into a living hope, by the resurrection of Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and fades not away. Plainly put the living hope of resurrection and life, life that is out of death, heirs of salvation through faith and patience, heirs of Jesus Christ the Resurrection and the Life. He who was dead but now is alive forevermore (Revelation 1:18)
This brings me to this hidden principle of "treasures in truth." Brother Peter goes on to say in verse 13, "wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and "hope to the end" for the grace (of resurrection) at the revelation (unveiling) of Jesus Christ. The revelation or (unveiling) of the resurrection is what the word is saying.
The definition of "hope," according to Holman's Bible Dictionary is trustful expectation, particularly with reference to the fulfillment of God's promises.
You see, Paul also spoke of this hope in Ephesians 1:26-27 when he spoke of the mystery of Christ in us the hope of glory, and in Romans 8 when he spoke of being saved by hope, for hope that is seen is not hope at all. Like Peter, Paul not only spoke of this glorious hope, but he also spoke of the principle of present truth also.
In Romans 8:18 - 19, we read these words. "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." For the eager hope (expectation) of the creation waits (standing on tiptoe, the Amplified Bible says) for the manifestation of the sons of God. The fulfillment of the appearance of the sons of God to this earth, apprehending what we have been apprehended for which is the prize of the high calling of God. Resurrection, beloved, having conformed to His death and attained to His resurrection. (Philippians 3rd Chapter) Then in Romans 8:23 -24, Paul continues to say that they had the "first fruits" of the Spirit groaning in travail "waiting" for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our bodies. (Final salvation and resurrection, beloved!)
Verse 24, "For we are saved by hope, but hope that is seen (realized) is not hope at all, for what a man sees (possesses the reality of) why does he yet hope for it."
Verse 25, "But if we hope for what we don't see, then we patiently wait for it."
You see beloved, in Peter and Paul's time, they were seeing the hope of resurrection afar off. For that is what their present truth revealed to them; and for two thousand years the church has lived by that same hope and patient waiting, each generation having "truth" revealed to them by the Spirit for their day in which they lived. But, beloved, in this last day, a "transition - transfiguration" people are emerging and a manchild is being caught up to heaven scheduled to rule the nations, an overcoming body, overcoming death and all that is comprised in it, as God makes all of our enemies our footstool. The last enemy to go is death. Death has been and is being swallowed up in victory as the mysteries and secrets are being unfolded to our hearts and minds and we become the expression of them. God's living word on planet earth.
The truth is setting us free, and catapulting us into the glory of life.
You see, sometime back, God spoke to me and said, "What Paul saw as hope is becoming your reality." Beloved, can you hear what He is saying to us? No more Christ in us the hope of glory, but Christ in us the reality of glory. Glory, glory, glory, that is good!
Christ in us the reality of glory for all to see. For we have come unto the heavenly Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem (Hebrews 12), and by the Spirit we are seeing the transfiguration of the Lord in the heavenly mount as we are changed from one degree of glory to the next as by the Spirit of the Lord. (I Corinthians 3:17 - 18) God is revealing (unveiling His son Jesus in, through, and to us so that all may behold Him as the Lord of Glory.
Beloved, let us do this one thing, arise and shine for thy light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen (rising) upon you. Awake thou that sleepest, arise from the dead for Christ does give you light. Gross darkness is over all the people, beloved, and they are waiting for you to hear, understand, and apply the treasures of truth of deliverance. Be set free and arise from the tomb of death, a bright and shining light, a beacon in the storm tossed sea, a beacon of light showing the way to truthfully live. For Jesus our light (the light of the world) doth show the way to them through you. For He is the way, the truth, and the life and He said that we too are the light of the world, and we too are to let our light shine before men.
Isaiah 60:1 - 3 says, "Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people, but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee." Beloved, that is not far off (pie in the sky somewhere), that is a generation of sons glorified on planet earth for a purpose which is as follows: Verse 3, "and the nations (unbelievers) shall come to thy light and kings to the brightness of thy rising." Beloved, we are to show the way to a people engrossed in darkness taking them by the hand and gently leading them on to victory. A pattern and example to all showing them eternal paths to dwell in.
Beloved, this is strong meat to eat, so be encouraged in this hour and remember that God is teaching His people deliverance as it is written, "THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE HAS ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR; HE HATH SENT ME TO HEAL THE BROKENHEARTED, TO PREACH DELIVERANCE TO THE CAPTIVES AND RECOVERING OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET AT LIBERTY THEM THAT ARE BRUISED, AND TO PREACH THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD." (Luke 4:18 and Isaiah 1 - 7)
Deliverance is our inheritance, as it is written," We are heirs of salvation through faith and patience." (Hebrews); in Joel 1:2, we read, "and there shall be deliverance in all whom the Lord shall call.
Lord, please enlighten us to truth and set us free from the decay of death, and let us arise and shine a glorious body of light to this earth.
In Jesus Name