The Ascended Life (Part 2)

Dear Saints,

I have spent considerable time praying and seeking the Lord in what all I should share in this second part of “The Ascended Life” series. I now call it a series, because as I have been meditating on this, there is so much that I could share with the Body of Christ regarding this topic that I couldn’t possibly write about it all in just two postings. Therefore, I think that over time, and as the Spirit leads, I may make additional postings on this subject in addition to the regular prophetic words the Lord gives me for His remnant.

Now as for part 2, I want to stick with the same subject; that the Church at large is ignorant of the true gospel of the Kingdom of God within, and we must learn to come out of much of what the Church has taught over centuries so that we don’t prevent ourselves from receiving and entering into the Kingdom of God.

So, I believe that to best help the many who may be having a hard time receiving the fact that the church at large today is missing the boat, so-to-speak, I think that I need to give a little history of how the church today has come into its current beliefs. Whereas, the church as we know it today is not teaching the true Gospel of God’s kingdom and His righteousness which was taught by Jesus and His disciples.

This very fact was revealed to me by the Lord through a prophetic dream He gave me regarding the last church that I was a member of. He gave me the dream when I left the church after His warnings to me, which I shared in my first posting on this topic. I’ll share what He revealed to me in this dream later in this posting. But first, I need to give a brief history of how we now have the common church beliefs and teachings today which leave out the true gospel of the kingdom of God and His righteousness, which interestingly enough, it’s supposed to be the highest priority of a Christian’s life. (But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things will be added to you. Matt. 6:33)

I’ll try to just briefly explain how true Christianity was completely taken over and corrupted through and through just a few hundred years after Jesus’ earthly ministry. There are several different accounts of exactly what happened in those days, so I’m not claiming to have the full truth on the matter, but just having the gist of it will suffice for our understanding.

Persecution was widespread during the early Church as Rome was known for torturing Christians, even burning them to death or feeding them to the lions for mere entertainment. The main reason behind such harsh persecution in those days (other than the spiritual reasons) was because Rome was the greatest empire at the time and they were conformist, forcing every kingdom they conquered to worship their pagan gods. However, the true Christians of those days refused to have any other god besides the one true God. Therefore, since Christian’s wouldn’t conform to their pagan religions, they would just kill them off.

However, seeing that killing the Christians wasn’t working toward eradicating Christianity, Rome then tried another approach which was to infiltrate Christianity and merge it with its own pagan religions. To this day Roman Catholicism still reveals evidence of pagan worship that was merged with Christianity. Some of which is still prevalent with Protestant Christianity like Christmas and Easter. December 25th was the birthday of the sun-god of Rome, called the Winter Solstice. The exchanging of gifts took place the week prior in celebration of the dedication of the temple to Saturn, another Roman god. So the Roman sect called the same day Christmas instead, celebrating in much the same way, later including the exchanging of gifts, which attracted many more pagans into their so-called Catholic “church” which was a mixture of pagan religion and Christianity. In reality, Jesus is generally acknowledged to have been born in April or September, the time when shepherds kept watch over their flock at night to protect the newborn lambs (Luke 2:8-12).

Easter, and the German, Ostern, are derived from the name of an Anglo-Saxon Goddess of the Dawn (therefore spring, as the dawn of the year) called Easter, Eastre, and Eostre in various dialects of Old English and Ostara in German. This goddess was honored with celebrating the Spring Equinox in April, particularly important to Wiccans who practiced witchcraft. Eostre is also worshiped by some neopagans, who associate her with various aspects related to the renewal of life, i.e. eggs (a common offering for fertility), spring, fertility and the rabbits allegedly represented its rapid and prolific reproduction. The Roman sect converted this pagan holiday into their so-called Christianity. At least the time of Easter occasionally coincides with Passover.

In contrast to Rome’s so-called Christianity, the early Church, founded by the Apostles, was made of followers of Christ who were true and pure. They preached a gospel of the kingdom of God and His righteousness, which consisted of freedom from sin, holiness, and purity. Yet, even in the days of the early Apostles, there were false prophets and false gospels being preached. These false doctrines spread like gangrene until all the sects became simply evolutional varieties of the Roman Empire’s Catholic church, both east and west, whose doctrines were dictated by the “sainted” Emperor’s Constantine and Justinian the despot, thus eliminating the true gospel by 388 AD. However, what few Christian historians know is that Constantine most likely did not really convert to Christianity as recorded. Evidence suggests that he lied about his conversion to infiltrate Christianity from the inside. To this day, there are early Roman Catholic church structures from Constantine’s day, whereas, underneath those structures are hidden corridors and rooms filled with pagan idols that were worshiped in secret.

Even to this day, there is still evidence of pagan idols permeated throughout Catholicism. But the most important note about Catholicism is that it does not teach its members to seek the kingdom of God within and freedom from sin as the early Church did. The Roman Catholics, with their masses still enslaved to sin, and with no understanding as to how to get free from sin’s slavery, invented purgatory as the hope for the masses of their members. Only a few with many “good works” (which did not consist of good works of obeying the laws of Christ, but good works of showing kindness, mercy, visiting the sick, clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, and visiting the prisoners) were judged by Catholicism to have been “saints”, who supposedly went directly to heaven. The rest of their members went to purgatory, to be purged of their sins; while all non-members of the Catholic church went to Hell forever. So, the promise of purgatory kept the masses of their “non-sainted” members coming back and paying their membership dues.

Finally, in protest of the imperious Catholic church, the Protestant Reformation began with John Wycliffe, Johannes Hus, and Martin Luther. However, Luther created an entirely new doctrine, telling everyone they were saints just by believing in Jesus. Luther ignored the books of James, Hebrews, Jude, and Revelation to create his theory: that no matter how deeply involved a man was in sin, the new doctrine of grace excused all sins, past and present. Luther had taken Romans 3:28 and built his own doctrine: a man is justified by faith without deeds of the law. This doctrine told men still enslaved to sin that they were God’s sons, saints, kings, and priests. This new doctrine taught men that sin is acceptable to God, and they were already saints on their way to be priests and kings in the next life, without any requirements to be pure and holy and free from sin.

However, Luther’s new doctrine of grace completely twisted the meaning of justification by faith without deeds to the law. First of all, there are deeds of the law (sacrifices, circumcision, days, foods, etc.) vs. trying to obey the moral commands of the law, (don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t murder, don’t commit adultery, don’t covet, love your neighbor, etc.). Deeds of the law (sacrifices, circumcision, etc.) are worthless toward obtaining salvation, but turning from sin and obeying the moral commands of the law are essential, and we do this by the power of the Holy Spirit through grace.

To understand true justification by faith, we must look to the father of our Christian faith, Abraham. (What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, has found out? For if Abraham were justified by works, he has something about which to glory; but not before God. For what does the scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness.” Romans 4:1)

Christendom has taken this scripture, twisted its meaning, and then made it into a gospel by itself, leaving out all the other scriptures requiring us to abstain from sin, obey God, crucify the sinful nature, and work out our salvation daily by seeking after His righteousness and holiness, without which, no person shall see God (Heb. 12:14). When this scripture in Romans 4:1 speaks of Abraham believing God and having that belief accounted to him as righteousness, it is not just believing that there was the one Most High God. The faith of Abraham was an active obedient faith in God. He believed the words and commands that God spoke to him, and in response, he obeyed God, and then it was accounted to him as righteousness.

Similarly, just a mere belief that Jesus is the Son of God is not true faith. True faith is to believe enough to obey, which is to do as Jesus commanded us: take up our cross daily and follow Him. We do this by obeying both His written commands and His Spirit (through the power of the Holy Spirit) until we attain the level where we are dead to the sinful nature and led by the Holy Spirit in all that we think, do and say. (Galatians 5:24 Those who belong to Christ have crucified (past tense) the flesh with its passions and desires., Romans 8:12-14 Therefore brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh (the sinful nature), you will die; but if through the Spirit, you mortify (put to death) the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.)

True faith is believing in Christ enough to obey His commands unto purification. And as we do this, He leads us into true salvation, which is to be freed from sin and the sinful nature. Christendom has made salvation out to be merely one’s entrance into heaven instead of hell when they die, and a blessed life on earth before death. In contrast, the scriptures speak of three levels of salvation: we are saved, we are being saved, and we shall be saved. We are saved from being spiritually dead in our trespasses and sins and made alive unto God by His Spirit through Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:5). We are being saved from sin and all its effects as we mortify our sinful nature by the Spirit through taking up our cross daily and following Christ (1 Cor. 1:8). And then, we shall be saved which is to receive full salvation at the appearing of Christ within us, our hope of glory (Heb. 9:8, 1 John 3:2-3, Col. 1:27). Whereas, there will be a remnant in these last days who will receive this full glorified salvation while still on earth.

Another scripture which Christendom twists to their destruction in an attempt to confirm their false faith and salvation doctrine is Ephesians 2:8-9. (For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not by yourselves. It is the gift of God. Not by works, lest any man should boast.) Again, the faith spoken of in scripture is an obedient faith. And the works spoken by Paul here is the dead works from the will of the flesh, i.e. circumcisions, washings, sacrifices, observation of foods, days, etc. He is not speaking of the works of loving obedience to God. (And by this we know that we know Him: if we keep (obey) His commands. For this is the love of God, that we keep (obey) His commands; and His commands are not burdensome. 1 John 2:3, 5:3)  (You see then how that by works (obedience) a man is justified, and not by faith only. James 2:24)

True faith is not justification by a mere belief in Jesus. True faith obeys and purifies the heart of the believer. “And put no difference between you and them, purifying their hearts by faith.” “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, release from sin’s slavery, and an inheritance among those who are sanctified and purified by faith in Me.” Acts 15:9, 26:18

So then, true Christianity (which has been overtaken and corrupted) teaches the true gospel that salvation is freedom from sin and the sinful nature, and then we are fully redeemed when Christ reveals himself within us at his appearing in us, and we then become just like him, holy, pure and righteous through and through, which is our hope of glory. (Beloved, now we are to be sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we will be, but we know that when He is revealed (in us), we will be like him (holy, pure, and righteous), for we will see him as he is (the one true holy and righteous God reigning on the throne of our hearts) (1 John 3:2).

Yet, Christendom today completely ignores the commands to be holy as He is holy and tells you that even obeying the moral commands of the law is putting oneself under the old covenant law, outside of grace, and is not necessary for salvation (no hell at the end of one’s life). As a result, we now have a modern Christian belief that getting free from sin and living a holy life is not necessary, and is even believed to be impossible by many. Whereas most Christians merely hold to a form of godliness, but deny the power of God to destroy our sinful nature, making us truly holy (2 Tim. 3:5).

Because of these false beliefs, many Christians are drunk off of the wine of fornication from the Great Whore of Babylon and don’t even know it. (Rev. 17:1-2) To understand this, you must first understand that many places in the scriptures have both a natural and a spiritual interpretation and fulfillment and sometimes more than one level of interpretation. Whereas the Roman Catholic church may be the biggest and main natural manifestation of the Great Whore of Babylon as many Christians claim, however, spiritually speaking, the Great Whore of Babylon is the false church which most Christians are a part of, and don’t even know it. This Great Whore of Babylon (the false church) has many daughters which are all the different sects and religions, all of which, deny the one true Almighty God, if not through what they claim to believe, through their actions, as many Christians do. (Rev. 17:5, Luke 6:46, Matt. 15:8).

This Great Whore of Babylon sits upon many waters (peoples, nations, and tongues), and all the nations of the earth have drunk from the wine of her fornication. Christians have become drunk on the wine of the false church’s embrace of the world’s ways where she gives license to her members to live their lives drunk on the continual sin of lusts and pride. This false church sold her body to the world, mixing herself with the world, embracing pride, greed, pleasures, envies, wars, etc., while pretending to be the pure bride of Christ. She naively embraces evil and knows nothing (Prov. 9:13). She promises understanding, but gives nothing but lies. She shares her bed with the world; embracing possessions, wealth, covetousness, power, sexual pleasures, elegant lifestyles, pride, an overabundance of food, much idleness, prestigious clothing, grand buildings, etc. She promises you wisdom, understanding, God’s approval, and eternal life; all without any requirements of a change in your life, without any discipline, without any reform, without any restraint of your lusts and passions. All she asks for is your loyalty and financial support. Give her that and she will assure you that you are one of God’s favored and beloved, destined for blessings and wealth, on your way to heaven, and with no need to do anything except celebrate your salvation.

This Great Whore lives in nice buildings, richly furnished with music, choirs, directors, rock and roll bands, entertainments, food, social gatherings, people dressed in rich clothing, etc. This whore tells you that Jesus accepts you just like you are; a slave to sin. It doesn’t matter, He will be your excuse to get into heaven. There’s no need to change your heart, no need to show fruits unto repentance, no need to give to the poor and needy, just give to her so she can maintain her rich lifestyle and make you proud to be a member.

All of this is not to say that God does not bless his people with natural wealth and possessions. However, we are to live modest and content lives, not squandering the King’s treasures upon our lusts and prostituting ourselves with the pleasures of this world. And whatever we have in an abundance, we share with the needy, especially our brothers and sisters in Christ, and steward the rest according to His kingdom purposes as He leads us by His Spirit, showing ourselves to be good stewards over the King’s wealth. It sickens me when I see how many Christian leaders today live lives of luxury in huge mansions, driving luxury cars and flying around in their own jet, while many of their own church members struggle to pay their bills and feed their family. Can the normal Christian not see how horribly wrong this is and that we were even warned about it in scripture:

But just as there were false prophets among the people in those times, so there will be false teachers among you, who will subtly and elusively introduce destructive, distorted teachings, even denying the Lord (through their actions) who bought them, and bring swift destruction upon themselves. And many will follow their destructive ways, and because of them the way of truth (purity and holiness) will be maligned. And in their covetousness they will make merchandise of you with deceptive words; from long ago their judgment has not been idle, and their damnation has not slumbered. But godliness with contentment is truly great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. If we have food and clothing, let us be content. For those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and utter loss. For the love of money is the root of all evil, through which some have wandered away from the (true) faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But you, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold of the eternal life to which you are called and have professed before many witnesses. (2 Pet. 2:1-3, 1 Tim. 6:4-12)

Christendom also fails to acknowledge that there are already many antichrists permeated throughout the church (1st John 2:18-19 ), and instead put their focus on a single man who will rise up in power and cause everyone to get a mark of the beast. Now, I do think that there will be a manifestation of the Antichrist in one man who will try to rule the world. But spiritually speaking, many Christians are already worshiping an image of the beast and don’t even know it. To understand this, you must first understand that the fallen nature of man is, in fact, the beast spirit which was given its power by Satan when Adam and Eve sinned against God. You see, we were all made in the image and likenesses of God with His holiness and righteousness. But when Adam and Eve obeyed the serpent, the spiritual principle was applied: “we are slaves to the one whom we obey” (Rom. 6;16). So when Adam and Eve obeyed the serpent, they lost their perfect image of God and were given a nature of the beast after the one whom they obeyed. (I said in my heart concerning the state of the sons of men, that God might show them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts. I was so foolish and ignorant; I was like a beast before you. Ecc. 3:18, Psalm 73:22)

When Jesus’ disciples James and John asked Jesus if He wished for them to command fire to come down from heaven to consume a village of Samaritans, Jesus rebuked them and told them that they don’t know what spirit they’re of. (Luke 9:54-55) This was because they had not yet been cleansed and purified by the baptism of fire at Pentecost, so they were still under control of the spirit of Satan, as are all men until they have been crucified on the inward cross of self-denial.

Also, immediately after Jesus told Peter that the Father in heaven revealed to Peter who Jesus was, He then rebuked the spirit of Satan in Peter. (Matt. 16:15-23) Additionally, Jesus told the Pharisees that they were of their father the devil and they followed and yielded to the lusts of their father. (John 8:44) This is because our fallen nature is the offspring of Satan, a beastly nature serving its passions and lusts and it must be crucified. We cannot serve God with our beastly fallen nature because it’s at enmity with God and not even capable of obeying God. (Romans 8:7)

Now, in knowing that we were all born with a fallen nature of a beast, an offspring of Satan; let’s take a look at what God has shown us through the lives of the Israelites when He led them out of Egypt (bondage to sin and the world) and through the wilderness of sin. (Now all these things happened to them as examples; and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world have come. 1 Cor. 10:11)

When Moses had been gone a long time at the top of Mount Sinai (representing Christ rising to the right hand of God and being gone a long time before His return) the people grew weary and made for themselves a golden calf (a beast) and said that the calf is the Almighty God who brought them up out of Egypt. And they worshiped the beast-calf.

What this story depicts is that they made an image of the Holy Almighty God after the imaginations of their own wicked beast nature. In other words, they made for themselves an image of a beast and began to worship it saying; “this is the God who delivered us from Egypt”. In the same manner, many Christians today form their own image of God after the imaginations of their evil fallen beastly nature and worship their image of God, saying within themselves; “this is the Almighty God who saved me”. And since this image of God that many worship is made in the image of their beast nature, their image of God is one who excuses their sin because they believe in Jesus and He doesn’t really require purification and holiness. And so, they continue the rest of their Christian lives worshiping a false image of God made after their beast nature (image of the beast) instead of worshiping the one true Almighty God who commands us to be holy as He is holy.

And for many Christians who did have a true repentive conversion, after they sincerely give their hearts over to Christ, the Holy Spirit begins to convict them of their sinful condition. As a result, they begin their journey in the wilderness of sin in true repentance and attempt to crucify the beast nature within. And thus, the beast takes a deadly wound to the head. But then, after time, the Christians becomes weary in their battle against the sinful flesh as they are defeated by it time and time again. So they begin to slack in their battle against their sinful nature, and over time, the deadly head wound is healed. And then the Christians say within themselves, “who is like the beast and able to make war him?” (Rev. 13:3-4) Or in other words; “who is able to conquer the sinful nature?” And so the Christians give up and then create within their imagination an image of God who excuses their sin and doesn’t really require them to wholly crucify their sinful nature and become holy as He is holy. And hence, the Christians end up worshiping an image of the beast whom they’ve convinced themselves to be God instead, and in so doing, they unknowingly also worship the dragon who gave the beast his power. (Rev. 13:4)

But for the true Christian who perceives and understands that this beast nature within must be crucified wholly and completely, they continue down the hard and constricted path that Jesus commanded us to follow, and they eagerly wait in anticipation for His appearing within their hearts to consume their man of sin (Satan’s spirit within) with the Spirit of His mouth and to destroy him at the brightness of His appearing within themselves. (2 Thes. 2:7-8)

Now, as I have mentioned, much of scripture has both a natural (literal) interpretation and a spiritual interpretation. What I have shared here is a spiritual interpretation. It does not negate the possibility of a natural fulfillment of a one-man Antichrist coming into power in these last days. But unlike Christendom, we do not wait for that to happen, then try to refuse to take any physical mark after he’s already in power. Instead, we work on our salvation daily, eagerly waiting for the appearing of Christ within to destroy the man of sin in us who sits in the temple of God (our bodies) declaring himself to be God. (2 Thes. 2:4-8) If we were to allow Christ to destroy this man of sin within us once and for all, no devil or Antichrist on earth can do us any harm because greater will be He who lives in us, than he who lives in the world.

What I am sharing here are spiritual truths that Christendom cannot see because the enemy has their minds blinded from the truth. The first and principal work of a believer is to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness. (Matt. 6:33) But Christendom doesn’t understand that the kingdom of God we are to seek is within, and they claim that we are already righteous just simply by believing in Jesus. (Little children, let no man deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous. 1 John 3:7). Jesus showed us how to be righteous in all that we do and say. As an example, He only spoke, judged, and did as He was prompted and ordered by God. Thus, to practice righteousness, we also must learn to only speak and do as prompted by the Holy Spirit because there is no law against the Spirit. And through the inward cross of self-denial, we destroy sin by the power of the Holy Spirit through His grace which leads us into perfection, purity, and holiness, with the end result being Christ formed in us and our oneness with God which is our high calling and hope of glory, the mystery of the Gospel.

But Christendom cannot see this. Satan has their minds blinded so that they do not believe that a sinless, perfect and holy life is possible this side of heaven. To those Christians who are perishing in their sin, the message of the inward cross is foolishness because the god of this world has blinded their minds from the truth. But to us who are being saved unto perfection, it is the power of God working within us to bring us into His glory. (2 Cor. 4:3-4, 1 Cor. 1:18). And thus, Christendom continues with living a life with only a form of godliness but denies the true working of the inward cross that makes us holy as He is holy and provides entrance into the kingdom of God within. (2 Tim. 3:5)

This brings me to the prophetic dream the Lord gave me regarding the last church that I was a member of, which the dream is also a representation of most churches today. I won’t bother going into sharing the whole dream but instead will only share the major points of the dream.

The Lord gave me this dream soon after I left my last church as a result of his warnings to me that I was slowly drifting away from foundational truth without knowing it, and if I didn’t leave the church immediately I could lose my destiny in Christ. I shared this story in part one of this posting “The Ascended Life”. Anyway, in the prophetic dream, the Lord showed me three things about the church I just left. One; they were not teaching the kingdom of God because they didn’t have a true understanding of it (even though it was mentioned often). Two; they were following many false doctrines. And three; even though I tried to expose their false doctrines and share the true gospel of the kingdom with them, they were indifferent and didn’t care to hear it. In essence, they were comfortable with their Churchianity.

Even though this prophetic dream was regarding the church I just left, it’s also representative of most churches today. Christendom doesn’t have an understanding of the kingdom of God within that we are commissioned to seek after. Also, most Christians don’t have an understanding of God’s righteousness that we are commissioned to seek after. As a result, most churches today are teaching false doctrines. But most sadly of all, most Christians are comfortable in their Churchianity and don’t care to hear the true gospel of the kingdom of God because preaching the inner-cross of self-denial is an offense to most. Oh, many proclaim to take up their cross, but this is mostly not true. To die to self, we must put His will before our own, and it’s sad to say that most Christians don’t even know what God’s will is for their lives.

One minister from the last church I attended proclaimed that she knew she was doing the will of God because she was doing what Jesus would do, which was ministering to others. But this is a self-deception and just another form of worshiping the image of the beast because even Jesus didn’t do what Jesus would do. (Then Jesus answered them and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you; the Son can do nothing of himself (of His own will), but only does what he sees the Father do. For whatever things he (the Father) does, these are also likewise done by the Son.” John 5:19). So then, Jesus showed us what doing the will of the Father is and it’s not doing our own religious thing and then calling it the will of God. It is daily taking up our cross to our own will and obeying God as His Spirit leads us. (For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Rom. 8:14) Our worship to God MUST be in Spirit and in truth. (God is a Spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24) The Spirit and flesh are in constant war with each other and we cannot live from our carnal understanding and call it the will of God.

Following the prompting of the Spirit in all that we think, do and say takes time. But it also takes crucifying the flesh. Many claim to be living in the will of God even though God never told them to go into ministry, etc. Most ministers today are teaching from their fallen beast nature (carnal mind), not even realizing the spiritual principle that evil begets evil. The carnal mind of the flesh cannot produce life, it can only produce death because it’s at enmity with God, who is life. Most Christian ministers don’t have a revelation of this truth, and thus, we have churches with horns like a lamb (they appear outwardly to be Christ’s church), but speak like a dragon (they speak from their carnal mind which is an offspring of Satan).

When I left my last church I knew that I couldn’t tell them all of this because they already refused to hear any truth I had previously tried to share with them. So, in hopes of not offending them and leaving in peace, I simply told them that I was no longer going to any church because God was leading me out to follow Him. Of course, this didn’t go over well with them either. And like so many Christians do, they threw the scripture at me; “we are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together” (Heb. 10:25). But they are completely taking this scripture out of context.

First of all, in this scripture, Paul is NOT talking about going to some religious building and sitting in a pew listening to a preacher. Also, in this scripture, Paul tells us who we are to assemble with. In 2nd Timothy 2:22 it states: “Flee youthful lusts; but aim at and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, in the company of those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” So you see, we are only to assemble with those of the same faith who are PURSUING righteousness out of a pure heart. This does not include the majority of Christians today because they already consider themselves to be righteous simply because they believe in Jesus. What the Lord showed me regarding most Christians is that they are unbelievers according to the mystery of the Gospel. They don’t have the same hope or follow the same faith as I do, and so they are counted as unbelievers and I am not to be unequally yoked with them.

Now, this does not mean that I am not to love them. I greatly love the members of the last church I attended. It was even considered to be a Spirit-filled church and all the gifts of the Spirit were in operation and there were even miracle healings taking place. But in spite of all this, their minds are blinded to the mystery of the true gospel of the kingdom of God and by my yoking myself with them, I was slowly drifting away from the truth and away from my destiny in Christ.

This is not to say that whoever doesn’t have these revelations are doomed to never discover the truth. I haven’t always had these revelations and I’ve also believed in false doctrines before, like the pre-trib rapture theory. But the true believer grows from faith to faith. And if one truly hungers and thirsts for righteousness, then God will lead them into the truth of the mystery of the gospel. (Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Matt. 5:6).

However, for the most part, God is going to have to take the Church through a great shaking and many will be forced to lay down their false beliefs and open their eyes to the truth. Unfortunately though, for most Christians, this will happen during the tribulation. They will have to discover this truth the hard way as they’re purified through horrible trials in the great tribulation (Rev. 7:14). But it does not have to be this way. We have a choice now to seek God and purify ourselves so that we can be part of the first-fruits company who will be walking in the authority of Christ during the great tribulation, and in whom Satan and the Antichrist cannot touch. (Rev. 12:5, Rev. 14:4)

And so, as far as the false church is concerned today, many have already been hearing the call to come out of her. But for those who haven’t heard this call yet, it will get louder and louder until there will be a final call for all true followers of Christ to come out of her before you join in her judgment. (Rev. 18:4)

If you’ve already come out, don’t worry about the fact that you’re alone, because, in reality, you’re not. There are many of us waking up to this truth and coming out of the false church. There may not be others around you to fellowship with (like in my situation), but don’t worry. Just keep seeking fellowship with Christ, that is all you need. He has even ordained it this way because He wants us to be completely satisfied in Him alone. And the closer you get to Him, the less you will feel the need for external fellowship with others because, in Him, we are already one with each other in the Spirit of Christ. But in time, He will supernaturally organize His true church and it will not be done by man.

Additionally, if you have never heard of any of these revelations and feel that it’s so late in the game and there’s no hope for you, I want to reassure you that there is hope. In fact, I just posted a prophetic word from my dear friend and pastor that speaks about this very thing; God is stretching out His hand right now and telling you to forget those things which are behind and reach forward for the things ahead…..your high calling in Christ Jesus.  There is hope for anyone reading this to start today on their new journey in seeking our high calling in Christ Jesus.

I pray that this small teaching has helped in giving you all an understanding of how we all need to lay down much of our beliefs that will hinder our entrance into the kingdom of God and the Ascended Life while still living on earth. Keep seeking Him in your prayer closets, and if you’re having a hard time receiving what I have shared here, then out of a sincere hunger for truth and righteousness, ask Him to reveal His truth to you…. Blessings to you all….

(Excerpts were taken from “The Missing Cross to Purity” by H. Worthington)

 

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Your brother in Christ,

Kevin B.

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Be Sober In These Last Days.

Dear Saints,

Again, I know that many of you are anticipating my second post to the “Ascended Life”.  I have done a lot of praying and meditating on what all to share and I’m excited to report that the Lord has shared with my heart extraordinary revelations to share with you all.  I’m still writing but hope to be finished very soon so I can put out the posting hopefully in a couple of days or sooner.

In the meantime, I have a “now word” from the Lord to the Body of Christ that was given through my pastor and dear friend, Pastor Mark.  It’s a very encouraging word regarding this season that we’re in.   We are all given a great opportunity to overcome and succeed in great measures because it’s the season to arise and shine.  I’m excited to share this word before my next posting because they coincide with each other.  The Lord has given me great things to share regarding the kingdom of God within, and this word encourages us to take hold of the promised of God no matter our present condition because of He great favor and grace in this season.

I pray that this word blesses you all as much as it blessed me.

BEGINNING OF PROPHETIC WORD:

“Hear Me, My people, for I come to you with an everlasting love. Know that I see all that you are going through…know that I am aware of every challenge that is in front of you. I know the end from the beginning, so know that all is well, as you will purpose your lives to stay close to Me. I need you to know that there are good days ahead…yes, many of you are already seeing some of these good days even now & more of you will begin to experience breakthroughs & victories as you put Me first & seek Me in all your ways. For this is a season that you have the potential to go beyond where you have ever thought possible…but know that it is vitally expedient that you keep your focus on Me & My kingdom, to do so.

For many have already begun to be shipwrecked in their faith by allowing other things to take the place of Me in their lives & My heart grieves for them. But, even these can repent & return unto Me in all their ways & see My hand move upon them in great restoration. For I care for all of you & it is not My will that any of these should perish. Be diligent therefore & seek My face as you did before…in the time you knew such closeness unto Me. Seek Me while I can still be found…press through the crowd of elements that are keeping you away, by faith & touch the hem of My garment, & I will show you My salvation as never before. You cannot do this halfheartedly, you must truly surrender your all unto Me.

Do not think that I condemn any of you that have found yourselves in this plight, for I knew that these things were coming in your lives & that is why I even gave you warnings before…to keep you safe in Me…by steering you clear of them. But the enemy was successful with some of you & was able to pull your attention off of what really mattered & before you knew it, you were in a very difficult place, not understanding what was happening & not knowing what to do to change the way things had become. But know this…there is hope for you, so never give up! For your victory is closer than you know…you just need to see with eyes of faith, instead of seeing the situations you find yourselves in right now.

This is your season to “arise & shine” in My glory…do not let this time slip from you. Do everything that is in your power to change the way things are. This may take desperation on your part…for you will have to decide what is more important…your current situations or your position in Me. The enemy doesn’t want you to know that many of those current situations are only the byproduct of getting your focus off of Me. Remember…I told you that the time would come when they would say peace & safety…then sudden destruction would come upon them, as with a woman going into transition during labor. Now that you know this, you can recover yourselves by faith & return to your place in Me.

You must understand that I have told you that these things would happen, if you opposed yourselves…for that is what brought these things upon you…but, even now, I am able to give you repentance to the acknowledging of the truth, so that you may recover yourselves out of the snare of the devil, who has taken you captive by him at his will. I know this may seem difficult to grasp & to receive, but it is the truth, none the less. For as a heart of repentance will rise up in you, you will begin to see My strength well up within you…for I have never left you…I have never forsaken you…I have never failed you. I am there with you right now & desire to see you back in your proper place, which is close to Me.

I know that your spirit is willing, but your flesh in weak…that is why I promised you that My grace was sufficient for you, for MY strength is made perfect in your weakness…for when you are weak, then you are strong…in Me…so BE strong in your Lord & in the power of His might! Rise up & take back what the enemy has stolen from you. It isn’t gone…it hasn’t disappeared…it is still there WITHIN YOU…you just can’t sense it…you just are not aware of it, because of the situations that you have allowed to have preeminence over your lives. Take back what the enemy has stolen from you! My people…hear Me when I say this…the enemy has worked these things against you because he knows what is ahead.

He is aware of some of my plans for you & he is doing whatever He can to keep you from fulfilling them…but be of good cheer! That is why it is imperative that you be sober & vigilant in the time ahead…for he doesn’t want you to stand at My side…he doesn’t want you to stay seated in Heavenly places in Me…he wants you to be controlled by the base things of this world. So he looks for areas that are not protected…he looks for things in your heart & mind to shift your focus onto other things. But, now that your eyes are opened, you can do what you need to do on your end, as I work with you & do what is needed on Mine. Trust Me & know as you will set your heart on Me I will bring you close again to Me.

Now, to those who are beginning to experience My breakthrough & victory…stay on guard & be sure to be careful…do not be as those who will say I have delayed My coming & begin to eat & drink…this is a time where you need to fast…do not allow yourselves to be drunken with the things of this world. Stay focused on what I have given to you to do…stay in your place & allow Me to lead you into My truth. To the husbands & fathers, to the wives & mothers…steady yourselves in those things that you know are needful…to those who are single, be sure to do the same. But, it is paramount that you ALL not allow anything to take the priority over Me in your lives…I must be first & the center of all that you will do.

For this is why people end up shipwrecked & not knowing why it happened. It happens because just like with the parable of the sower & the seed, the things of this life choke My word in their hearts & they became unfruitful. Understand that this can be changed…you can weed out those things that have choked My presence from your lives…just set yourselves to forget those things that are behind & reach forward in the things that are ahead…your high calling in Christ Jesus. I love you, My people…it is My desire for you to walk close unto Me. I will make a way where there seems to be no way…just come unto Me & take My yoke upon you & walk with Me…you will not be disappointed, says the Lord”.

END OF PROPHETIC WORD

**Personal Message from Pastor Mark:

The Lord is showing Himself strong for many all around the world & many are beginning to see breakthroughs & beginning to walk in the victory that He has promised. We know that this word may not be for everyone, but the compassion of the Lord is SO strong for those who need to hear it…for He deeply cares for them all. If this word isn’t for you…if it hasn’t spoken to your heart, please pray for those who are suffering & begin to intercede for them, that they may return to the place that they belong. For in your doing this, the Lord will ALSO increase His GLORY within you, because you are joining with the very compassion that He has for the hurting.

It is SO important that we keep Him in front of our view…we must keep Him as our priority…for our adversary, the devil, roams about seeking whom he may devour. The word “may” here denotes that there exists the potential to “devour” because there is an area that is left unguarded…there is some way for him to break through so he can steal, kill & destroy. But, as we will keep the Lord first in our lives…maintaining Him as our priority, we will only know His life & know it more abundantly! For this is OUR season to begin to arise & shine…this is the time that we have been waiting for…we must not let other things rob us of the glory that the Lord has prepared for us.

That is why so many are being attacked right now…to prevent them from entering into their greatest hour. For the Lord said that many of these, have befallen into their situations because the enemy knows His plans for them…he knows the greatness that these represent against him…so the enemy is doing all he can to prevent them from standing in their place. The enemy knows that if they remain strong in their appointed & designated place of power, they will wreck much havoc on his kingdom & he doesn’t want this to happen. As we will arise & shine in these last hours, we will see the Lord do great things all around us…& also in us & through us. Remember, if one part of the body suffers, the whole body suffers…please lift up those who are going through difficult times, that they may return unto God, resist the devil, so he will flee!

Remember Is. 59:19: “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him”. The Lord told me many years ago, that the punctuation in the bible is not God inspired…it was added by man. The way this verse is punctuated here, it gives power to the enemy, as being “a flood”, which puts the emphasis on the enemy…but that is not what the Lord meant, at all. The enemy has twisted God’s truth to make us feel that when he attacks, his attacks hit us “like a flood” & many times we will feel overwhelmed & have no hope. But the Lord told me that the real rendering of this verse is actually the other way around:

“So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in, like a flood the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him“. Yes, the enemy may “come in” because we have left areas of our lives unguarded, but as we will turn unto the Lord, LIKE A FLOOD THE LORD WILL LIFT UP A STANDARD AGAINST HIM!!! As we will arm ourselves with His truth, we will be able to see the enemy in a hugely different light…just as God has already revealed to us, but we may have forgotten:

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how you are cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations! For you had said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet you shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon you, and consider you, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? (Is. 14:12-17).

The enemy said, “I will be like the Most High”. Well, God “magnifies His word above all His name” (Ps. 138:2). So, the enemy is like Him…he magnifies his word above all his name also…but his words only come to steal, kill & destroy. Because we live in this natural world, in physical bodies, the enemies words tend to be magnified through our senses & perception of reality…his attacks are often perceived as a huge FLOOD, when in reality, it is only a magnification of reality, like looking through a magnifying glass…things look a LOT bigger, than they really are. When we will receive the truth, we will see that the enemy is not the powerful one that he has deceived people to be, but we too will “narrowly look upon him”, seeing him for who he really is. Our God is the greater one, for greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world!!!

We have great days ahead…it is our destiny…it is time for us to arise & shine!!!

 

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Your brother in Christ,

Kevin B.

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Don’t Give In To The Flood!

Dear Saints,

By the many responses I received after my last posting, I know that many of you are anticipating part two.  Please know that the Lord is still speaking to my heart on what all to share, so hopefully, I’ll have it out soon.

However, the Lord has given my dear friend and pastor a word for the Body that many need to hear at this time.  It’s a very encouraging and enlightening word and I believe that many will be blessed by it.  I will also post my pastor’s personal message at the end of the word as it shares wisdom for us all.

Be blessed,

 

BEGINNING OF PROPHETIC WORD

Hear Me, My people…I want you to walk with Me. I see your hearts…I know ALL that you are going through…I need you to know that I am right there with you. Know that I love you with an everlasting love. Many are struggling with things within their thoughts…things that they have no control over. I need for you to walk circumspectly during this time, being wise in your thoughts, wise in the things that you do…redeeming the time because the days are evil. I come to you now to help you so you will be wise & understand what the will of your Lord is. I do not want you to be drunken by the flood of negative thoughts from the enemy, which like wine, can lead to an excess…I want you to be filled with My Spirit.

There is much turmoil going on in the world…I told you in My word that in the world you WILL have tribulation. Whatever you are going through, you MUST be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world. As long as you allow your mindset to dwell on the things that are going on around you & in your lives, the enemy will have entrance to your thoughts. You are not to be ignorant of his devices…this is important for you to recognize that “ignorant” means more than not knowing…here it means to know, but choose to ignore. For, when the enemy comes to attack your minds, you must choose…either you will fight his attack unto My victory or you will ignore it, being like an ostrich with its head in the sand.

Many of you have matured & risen to new levels in the past seasons, but with this flood of attacks, the enemy is wanting to steal ground from you & drag you back to where you were. It is important that you not let this happen, My people, for I have promised that with any temptation or trial, I would make a way for you to escape…I HAVE made a way for you! So, where is My escape, you ask? My escape is for you to come unto Me…all you that are burdened & heavy laden & I will give you REST! Take My yoke upon you & learn of Me, for I am meek & lowly of heart. Do not let the enemy deceive you or confuse your thoughts. Remember who he is…for he is a thief & a liar…he only comes to steal, kill & destroy.

My people, I am come that you might have LIFE & have it more abundantly. So, what has happened? By allowing your thoughts to dwell on what the enemy has said to you, those things have become the “abundance of your heart”. But, as you will begin to dwell on the things that I desire, you will see the enemy lose his hold over you. I want you to dwell on things that are true…I want you to dwell on things that are honest…I want you to dwell on things that are just…things that are pure…things that are lovely & are of good report. Think on things that have virtue & give praise unto Me. For as you will do this, you will see a great difference in your lives, for My glorious peace shall be within you.

What you are going through right now is just temporary…it will pass. This is just another trial of your faith. You have all been there before…this is no different. This trial may have come in a different way…it may have come from a different angle, but it is still just a trial of your faith, so be encouraged. Just as you have made it to the other side before, you will do it again, as you will trust Me & do what I say. The enemy knows this & that is why he is working so hard against you…for he knows that if he can keep your thoughts centered on that which is temporary, he can keep you from dwelling on the things that are eternal. He knows what is about to happen in this world…he wants My people to be unaware.

For it is time that My people will be all that I have called them to be…but if He can keep them derailed or shipwrecked, they will not know what to do. This is why he has worked on so many of My people to never grow…sadly, they will go to “church” & at times may even experience a “feeling” of My warmth & love there. The leaders will tell them that “the presence of God is here”. Well, this may be true, but unfortunately, rarely does anyone EVER go deeper than that warm feeling, because when My people feel that warmth, they think that THAT is My presence. But the reality of this is, this is only the very edge of what I am really wanting for them, for My presence is SO much more than this, My people!

For the reality of My presence can be likened to people sitting around a campfire & feeling the warmth of the fire. Yes, it is a “nice feeling”…it gives warmth & makes you feel all is well. Then My people will go home & that warmth they have experienced will soon fade away. The thing is, I don’t want My people to only experience that slight “warmth” & to think that this is all there is, because it is NOT! Don’t settle for just My warmth…I want My people to jump into the middle of that “fire” so they will be CONSUMED. That is where the “difference” is…this is the place I want My people to dwell…for once you will truly enter into My fire, you will never be the same again…nothing will affect you the same again.

This is why the enemy is working SO hard to keep you away from Me. Many think that they are close unto Me, but few will truly experience the fullness of My presence as I have shared here with you. Refuse to be satisfied with the little warmth you have known & begin to aggressively press into the fire that is Me. For as you will do this, everything around you will change & you will see things completely different. Nothing will be able to affect you the same again, for you will be consumed by all that is Me. Turn away from the thoughts that the enemy has you dwelling on & instead run hard after Me…choose to jump into My fire & let Me consume you with My love…you will not be disappointed says the Lord”.

END OF PROPHETIC WORD

 

We are truly living in exciting times…there is so much ahead that the Lord has for us to do. We cannot lose time by allowing the attack of the enemy to keep us from what God desires for us to do. We must push forward…we must submit unto God, resist the devil & he will flee! In order for us to do this, we need to speak to ourselves in psalms, hymns & spiritual songs, singing and making melody in our hearts to the Lord…giving thanks always for all things unto our God & Father, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are to “fight the good fight of faith”!!!

I know that this can seem difficult for us & at times it may even seem impossible…but He says that we do have His strength within us…we just need to tap into it & walk out His steps that are before us. He will never leave us nor forsake us…He will never fail us. We know in our own lives, there have been times that we felt like the Lord had left us, forsaken us & even failed us. Why? Because of the circumstances we were going through. But, over time we learned that He was always faithful…it was with us, and it was us that had left Him…it was us that had forsaken Him…it was us that had failed Him. You see, He taught us that we base His faithfulness to help us…we base His love…we base His response to our needs, according to the natural world, not realizing that He told us just the opposite.

2 Cor. 4:18 tells us: “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal”. So, He taught us to not base things on our present situation. For in those times that we felt He had left, forsaken & failed us, it was so because our eyes were looking at the natural realm, instead of that which is eternal. Once we can get that ingrained into our mind & spirit, that alone will make life so much easier. Yes, there will still be times that the enemy will “try” to inject a negative thought into our minds, but knowing the truth, will set us free.

So, just shake the negative thoughts off & continue in trusting the Lord. It is so important that we not fixate on what we are going through…because as those two words literally say…we are “going through” whatever trial it is. Remember Psm. 23:4: “Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for You are with me; Your rod & Your staff comfort me”. Whatever trial may come into our lives, we will not stay IN the trial…we will always walk THROUGH it…to the other side. And as we do, we can look back & see that the Lord WAS with us all the time…He didn’t leave us…He didn’t forsake us…He didn’t fail us. For it is always Him that helped us through…& usually, He is the one that has literally “carried” us to the other side!!!

But, once we will recognize what is going on in us & around us…seeing the things that the enemy is using to keep us from walking forward in the Lord, this knowledge of truth will help us…yes, it will set us free. Once we recognize what is really going on (we call this discernment), then we can say…”wait a minute…I see what is happening…I’m not going to give in to this”! Then we will start to move forward, even if it is just a little at a time…step by step, we will make a change in the way things have been & very soon, it will become easier & easier…we will get stronger & stronger. Never forget that the enemy is always seeking who he may devour. The Lord taught me that this word “may” is very important. For the word “may” means the potential for failure exists, because we are unguarded in some area.

We must walk forward, recognizing that as God said, we are not ignorant of the devil’s devices. We must steer clear of them & instead run straight unto the Lord, where His revival fires await us…He is waiting for us to jump in & be consumed…it truly will forever change our lives!

 

*** If these words bless or encourage you in any way, please consider a donation of any size to help with my financial needs.  Much love and blessings to you all.

Your brother in Christ,

Kevin B.

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