Greetings Dear Saints,
After my last posting of the Lord’s message to the church “Prepare for My appearing in My body”, I received several comments from readers with mainly two concerns.
One of the questions I received was asking why I didn’t add supporting scripture to the prophetic word as I had always done before. In writing back to the readers’ questions, the Lord laid a few things on my heart to share with the body.
Concerning the scriptures, when I first began putting forth the prophetic warnings from the Lord, I did not add supporting scriptures. However, at the time, I did not know that the words would be rejected by so many believers as they gave their reasons why the prophetic words could not be from God. I knew that the reason for the rejections was because people are used to the false doctrines and watered down truths taught in the churches. Therefore, to prove that the words were from God, I began to look up supporting scriptures to provide for proof.
The reason that I no longer add supporting scriptures to the prophetic words is because the Lord revealed to me that this is doing a disservice for His people. I will attempt to explain this by using the parable of the ten virgins.
Matthew 25:1-13 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
I have a few insights to share about this parable, but I will start with how that providing supporting scriptures to the prophetic words caters to the foolish virgins.
Notice that when the foolish virgins’ lamps had gone out, they immediately went to the wise virgins and did not ask, but demanded, that they give some of their oil. The foolish virgins did this because foolish virgins (foolish Christians) are accustomed to receiving from others that have done their own due diligence. Many in the church today are like this. They do not study scriptures for themselves, but expect others to study the word of God and then tell them what it says. God clearly commanded us to study the word for ourselves. 2 Tim. 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Also, when we do not spend time with the Lord and allow Him to teach us His truth, then we are subject to fall for the many deceptions taught in these last days. 1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
When God brought the Israelites out of Egypt by Moses, He gave them His commandments and showed them His mighty power. When the Israelites witnessed the fearfulness of the Lord, they commanded Moses to speak to them what God said instead of hearing for themselves. They claimed that they would die if God spoke to them directly. Which this was not true, they merely did not want to experience the great fear of the Lord. But Moses told them that the fear of God was to be ever present with them so that they might not sin. Exodus 20:18-20 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. God’s people have not changed. Many do not want to hear from God for themselves because they know that they will be convicted of their sin. So they avoid the fear of the Lord and heap up for themselves teachers that will tickle their ears. 2 Tim. 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
So you see, when God’s people only rely on others to hear from God and then tell them what God says, they become foolish virgins, always relying on others to do the work for them and missing out on the fear of the Lord. The prophetic words that the Lord gives me are to help His people wake up and prepare (the midnight cry to the virgins). Prophecy is for edification, exhortation and comfort for the body (1 Cor. 14:3), it is not to take the place of us each hearing from God for ourselves and doing our own study of the word. We are to test prophesies if they are from God. 1 Thes 5:20-21 Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. But how can we do that if we do not study the word for ourselves and allow the anointing to teach us truth? I once heard that the way law enforcement identifies counterfeit money is that they do detailed studies of real money so that when they see counterfeit, it is easily identified. We should do the same with the word of God to easily identify false prophesies and teachings. So if I provide the supporting scriptures, I am not allowing God’s people to do the study for themselves by the Holy Spirit’s guidance and this is a disservice. The Holy Spirit will always teach us the truth….
Now I would like to address other insights into the parable of the ten virgins. Notice that the bridegroom tarried, which represents the long time waiting for the return of Jesus. So all the virgins slumbered and slept. The church has been in a spiritual slumber for a long time. However, at midnight a cry was made “The bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him”. Notice here that the cry was not only that Jesus (the bridegroom) is coming, but that we are to go out and meet him. So what does this mean that we are to go out to meet him? Of course we know by scripture that this is not in the literal since. Matthew 24:25-27 Behold, I have told you in advance. “So if they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out, or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them. “For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. So if we are not to literally go out to meet Him, then it must be speaking of something spiritual. The going out to meet Him represents that there is something that we are responsible for doing to enter into the marriage when He comes for His bride. I believe that this midnight cry has already been made and will get louder in the Spirit very soon. This cry is to awaken those that are in this spiritual slumber. Unlike what the pre-tribbers teach, this cry of the bridegroom coming is NOT speaking of a coming rapture.
This coming of Jesus is Him coming in the Day of the Lord which is a season, not a 24 hour day. We have entered into what scriptures call the Day of the Lord. And so we are to spiritually wake up and go out to meet Him in His coming. We see in the parable how this is done. The first thing all the virgins did was to trim their lamps. This represents a renewing of the mind to the TRUE gospel of the Kingdom. Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. We know that the true gospel of the Kingdom has not been preached in all the world because it will come in power. 1 Cor. 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. So the midnight cry has begun and will get louder for the people of God to wake up and we will soon renew our minds to the true gospel of the Kingdom that comes in power. This true gospel of the Kingdom will be preached as the Holy Spirit begins to build His church in and with those that are truly His. This will NOT be done in the mainstream churches. God’s people will come out of the mainstream churches and be led by His Spirit.
And so the going out to meet Him will consist of our renewing our minds to the true gospel of the Kingdom; doing His works of the Kingdom, and seeking Him. Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. We will find Him at the coming for His bride when we are seeking Him with all our heart and are filled with oil which is the oil of His presence.
One can only get this oil by spending time each day in the presence of the Lord for the continual oil of His presence. Anyone not keeping their lamps (body) filled with the oil of His presence will not go into His chambers to meet Him when He comes for His bride. And many will be left out of the marriage when the doors are shut. This does not mean that the foolish virgins will lose their salvation, but they will not be part of His bride.
So what happens to the foolish virgins that will not be part of His bride when He comes? We find the answer in Revelations 12:1-6 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman (the church) clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child (the overcomers, bride of Christ), who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they (angels of the Lord) should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. So those that do not partake in becoming His bride will flee to the wilderness prepared by God for the remaining of the tribulation. Then they will be taken up with Him at His return. 1 Thes. 4:16-17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Now this brings me to the second concern I received from readers. I was accused by some that I do not believe in the return of the Lord because of what the Lord said in His prophetic word: “Hear Me, My children; I am coming in the clouds of my servants and last day army. Do not look to the sky for Me, but look to your brother. Did I not say in My word that you shall not see Me until the time you can say “Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord”? This is a mystery, My little ones. I am appearing in My body of believers, which is the cloud of witnesses. Not the clouds in the sky. Oh, I know this is hard for many of you to believe. It is because you have listened to the false teachers for too long and you cannot discern truth of My Spirit. But for those of you that can bear witness to these words, GREAT shall be your reward, I tell you, because you have chosen to have a love for My truth.”
First I must say that the prophetic words the Lord gives me to put forth are not my words coming from my own beliefs. There are even times when I will learn revelations from the prophetic words myself. And also, in no way am I making any claim that I have full revelation of all scripture. I am still learning His truth and unlearning what I have been taught by religion.
Now when Jesus is telling us in this prophetic word that we are to look for Him in His body of believers and not in the clouds, it is because He is appearing IN His people before He comes FOR His people. It is not time yet for the Lord to descend from heaven with a shout for those remaining to meet Him in the air. This will be when the bride has already gone into the bridal chambers with Him and then those remaining will be waiting for His physical return for their taking away to be with Him.
And now this brings me to the subject of the adulterous woman. Unfortunately there are those that won’t even make it to be a foolish virgin and so they will not be taken at His return. Virgins in scripture represent those that are betrothed to our Lord Jesus Christ and have died to sin. Those that claim they are His but go after other lovers (i.e. self, sin, the world) are considered to be adulterers. Romans 7:1-4 Or are ye ignorant, brethren (for I speak to men who know the law), that the law hath dominion over a man for so long time as he liveth? For the woman (believers) that hath a husband is bound by law to the husband while he liveth; but if the husband (Adam, sinful nature) die, she is discharged from the law of the husband. So then if, while the husband (sinful nature) liveth, she be joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if the husband die, she is free from the law, so that she is no adulteress, though she be joined to another man (Jesus Christ). Wherefore, my brethren, ye also were made dead to the law through the body of Christ; that ye should be joined to another, even to him who was raised from the dead, that we might bring forth fruit unto God. James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
The mainstream churches are full of adulterers and adulteresses. Churches have become friends with the world and conformed to the world’s ways. Churches of America are full of lies and false doctrines that keep believers in a false comfort. But soon, their comfort and their lies will be taken away and they will have to face the hard reality that they will NOT be raptured and instead will go through a fearful judgment…….
Isaiah 28:1-23 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim (Strong’s: doubly-blessed. Ephraim could be considered a prophetic code name for America), whose glorious beauty is a fading flower (America’s glory is quickly fading), which are on the head of the fat valleys (America is considered the most prosperous nation) of them that are overcome with wine (false doctrine)!
Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.
The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim (those drunken with lies and false doctrine and are oblivious to what is about to happen), shall be trodden under feet:
And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.
In that day shall the Lord of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people (His remnant),
And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment (those that shall go through His judgment), and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate (His army).
But they also have erred through wine (false doctrine), and through strong drink (delusions and deceptions) are out of the way; the priest (pastors) and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
For all tables (churches and ministries to receive the of the word of God) are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine (the true gospel)? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts (those mature in the true word of God).
For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little (rightly dividing the word of truth):
For with stammering lips and another tongue (foreign to their doctrinal understanding) will he speak to this people.
To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing (the true gospel of the Kingdom): yet they (indoctrinated Christians) would not hear.
But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken (for believing in lies instead of the truth of God).
Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem (city of peace, Christian Church).
Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death (we have made our own doctrine of salvation), and with hell are we at agreement (we will not see hell); when the overflowing scourge (tribulation) shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies (the pre-trib rapture) our refuge, and under falsehood (false comfort) have we hid ourselves:
Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation (true teachings of the gospel): he that believeth shall not make haste (shall persevere until the message of truth of the Kingdom of God be proclaimed to the world.)
Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail (hard, painful and difficult truth, unlike rain, too hard to be initially absorbed, but does turn to water that can be absorbed (accepted). Hail is hardened rain (truth) from heaven that precedes the latter rain) shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters (melted hail, truth) shall overflow the hiding place (comfort in lies).
And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through (tribulation), then ye shall be trodden down by it.
From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report (the truth).
For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it (comfort of lies will be taken away with hard truth).
For the Lord shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act (exploits done by the remnant army of God).
Now therefore be ye not mockers (do not rebel against your scourging), lest your bands (oppression and captivity) be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord God of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech (to those that have ears to hear, listen to what the Lord is telling us).
Saints, the midnight cry has been made and we are to prepare ourselves and have plenty of the oil of His presence in our lamps. We are all about to face hard persecution and tribulation. Those that take comfort in lies that they will be raptured before this happens will have it the hardest. We must yield to the Lord and judge ourselves so that we will not have to be judged. 1 Cor. 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
Blessings to you all,
Filed under: Uncategorized |