Jesus Christ’s teaching: Foundation for Life — Fellowship of the Secret

Here my namesake covers verses that often nudge me because not only do they follow Jesus’ instruction not to judge one another and point the finger, but also the version at Matthew 7:21-27 brings a stern admonition that’s personally pertinent: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, “I never knew you, depart from Me you who practise lawlessness!”

Here’s what Richard has to say n the Lucan version:

“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when…

Continue reading at > LUKE 6 – CHRIST’S TEACHING: FOUNDATION FOR LIFE — Fellowship of the Secret

GPS #29: “The Day of Reckoning is now upon the Church”

What I’d blogged last week can now be seen as the conjunction of a ‘God-incidence’, or God’s GPS (Global Prophecy Signals), on the parable of the wheat and the tares:

  • Wed 27th Feb: republished prophetic insight brought by Chris Bennett on chapters 34 and 37 of Ezekiel as being applicable ‘now’, which includes: “I WILL SHAKE MY CHURCH FIRST TO EXPOSE THE BAD AND TO THEN BUILD UP THE GOOD. IT IS THE BEGINNING OF SEPARATING WHEAT AND TARES, AND THE BEGINNING OF JUDGEMENT, FOR DOES MY WORD NOT SAY THAT JUDGEMENT SHALL BEGIN WITH MY CHURCH?”
  • Thurs 28th Feb: 10th anniversary of when the wheat and tares time-bomb blew up and I inwardly hear “This is ALL about to be fulfilled’.
  • Friday 1st Mar: Veronika West posts the above text-image on her Facebook.page Ignite Ireland Ministries.

So yes please Lord, let’s see it happening at long, long last because it’s You who’s re-building Your ekklesia. Yet, I bless you Lord that the deep divisions decades ago which made me reject you and seek truth in the ‘new age’, were actually within Your purposes and plans for my life and destiny in You.

In view of recent perturbations within His Bride across the United Kingdom it was very timely and a heartening reminder to hear the visiting speaker at church, and leader of Iris Global in India, distinctly emphasise,

“Nobody died so that we may judge!”

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Puzzle In Sky by Idea Go, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.com

 

Paul Keith Davis: attaining to The Age To Come

Further to the recent posts about our preparation as the Bride of Christ to rule in His Millennial reign over all nations upon earth, Paul Keith Davis’ latest video on modelling ‘The Age To Come’ is well worth studious attention:

In view of the prophetic command he’d given (herein), and others’ expectation of whom I’m aware, his early remarks on how that Age may be achieved is especially noteworthy.

The depth of Paul Keith’s expertise in post-Reformation, especially 20th Century, Church history aids his thesis – or prophetical insight – on the new, radical move of the Holy Spirit that’s prophesied by many, as in several recent posts herein relating to the vision Smith-Wigglesworth had of His moving across our land. PK says the Lord has given a measure of clarity on what The Age To Come will look like, maybe even in the next decade or so.

About a year ago, the Lord told him many of us have been arriving at, and are already making, decisions that will dictate the course of our lives until that Age’s appearance. Also, PK has previously referred to 20th Century leaders whom the Lord has used as forerunners to demonstrate what this Age will be like.

He refers to the Lord having brought changes to His Church through the Reformation and subsequent moves and outpourings His Spirit through theologians and evangelists, and the major breakthrough within Pentecostal churches. These brought an improved understanding of the scriptures with fresh, deeper revelations.

He believes there is yet one more major outpouring to come very soon that will bring a fuller Reformation as the Lord builds His people into the full manifestation of His Bride to rule with Him upon His return to reign for one thousand years.

This new Reformation will be the revelation of mysteries and revelations within the Heart of God and fulfillment of 1 Corinthians 2:9.

Very exciting teaching, so set aside 22 minutes to listen and contemplate, especially one of the most striking promises made to disciples at Luke 20:34-36 about being kept alive and found worthy to attain and taste the powers of the Age to Come (Hebrews 6:1-6). Paul Keith brings essential teaching to prepare us for serving the Lord in the coming days:

All-consuming Fire of God and the Wheat & Tares (GPS #28.3)

And so the Global Prophecy Signals continue with this triple cluster…

In yesterday’s God-incidental re-blogging of Love Not The World (a dream of churches and people being swallowed up) my fellow blogger R.J Dawson noted its similarity to his post of three years ago in Real Christianity – The Great Awakening and thought my readers would appreciate its content. Well I certainly do…so thank you very much RJ.

Having time only for a quick glance I decided to read it when back at my desk for today’s full blogging day. Rather than re-blog, it’s now copied below for ease of reading – preceded by a couple of other pieces of this ‘invisible jigsaw’.

And exactly as happened 2 x 12 days ago (see New Year’s Day reflective trilogy) , our morning reading from Sanctuary – Moments In His Presence based on Moses at the ‘burning’ bush and hearing from the Lord God, this topic was reinforced by subsequent material – and thus once more confirming the validity of each message.

Next, when at my desk and opening up email’s in-tray here’s what I found from Glasgow Prophetic Centre:

Lionbites: CHANGED BY ALL-CONSUMING FIRE

God has heard your desire to be a ‘world changer’. This is His desire for you too, but you must allow Him to change you first. And He says to you, “I came to set the world on fire by igniting your heart with my all-consuming fire.

“Will you meet with me and allow me to consume all of you? Don’t keep any part of yourself from me. Let my love come in and burn up the things that have held you back. Don’t hide or try cover up these things, but surrender them to me and allow me to burn you with my love. Let me ignite your heart with a passion that burns for me. For this world truly needs fiery ones who know the purity and passion of my love. Go and burn for me, and as you do, you will truly be one who changes your community, your nation, and your world.”

Luke 12:49 (TPT) – I have come to set the earth on fire. And how I long for every heart to be already ablaze with this fiery passion for God!

Hebrews 12:28-29 (TPT) – Since we are receiving our rights to an unshakeable kingdom we should be extremely thankful and offer God the purest worship that delights his heart as we lay down our lives in absolute surrender, filled with awe. For our God is a holy, devouring fire!

Last, but not least, with kind permission here’s R.J’s splendid offering:

PURIFICATION BY FIRE – Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

 “His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” [Matthew 3:12]

The grain kernel of wheat is composed of two parts: The inner part that we eat and the inedible outer hull. The inedible part must be separated from the edible part. There are two ways to remove the outer hull: Threshing and Winnowing.

THRESHING

Threshing was used on grains in which the hull was attached tightly to the grain kernel. In the days of our Lord, such covered grains were either soaked in water, or were lightly milled or even pounded upon to loosen the hull in order to remove it. The latter processes often damaged the edible grain.

WINNOWING

However, when dealing with grains in which the hull was relatively loose and light, little or no threshing was required. A winnowing fork was used instead to cast the grain into the air allowing the wind to separate the inedible hulls from the edible grain kernels. The light, papery hulls would float or fly away in the wind while the edible grain fell to the ground to be collected. These light separated inedible hulls are called chaff, a word derived from Middle English.

In both of these methods the unfit for consumption outer hull had to be removed from the grain kernel. Once removed the hull residue (chaff) was burned.

Keep in mind what the Lord Jesus had to go through as the new seed of all creation. He was baptized by John as our example though it was personally unnecessary. And though He had no hard outer hull He underwent the extreme process of hull removal on our behalf.

Both John the Immerser and the Lord Jesus used the rich imagery of hull removal in their preaching as illustrative of the process of salvation. The otherwise soft, warm, and loving human heart, characterized perfectly by the happy innocent hearts of young children, becomes hardened by a life of sin and rebellion against God. In time a hard outer shell forms over the human heart and creates an entirely different human nature from the original.

HEART CIRCUMCISION

This requires what the Lord refers to as heart circumcision:

“So circumcise your heart, and stiffen your neck no longer.” [Deuteronomy 10:16]

“Circumcise yourselves to the LORD and remove the foreskins of your heart, men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, or else My wrath will go forth like fire and burn with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds.” [Jeremiah 4:4]

Since human will and free choice must be involved in the process of salvation, the outer hulls of our hearts can only be removed by voluntarily submitting to the process of spiritual threshing or winnowing. For those with very hard hulls the process will be more difficult. For those with lighter papery hulls removal will be less difficult. But in either case, since all have sinned regardless of degree, ALL hearts MUST be circumcised or salvation is not possible. EVERYONE MUST undergo a new birth.

We can see by the very clear illustration of heart circumcision (circle cut) that salvation and new birth (being born again) is actually a reverting back or returning to one’s original created condition. Though real Christians will still have to battle their old nature in this world after undergoing a new birth and receiving real salvation, the new nature takes over and regains authority over the old sin nature.

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! [2Corinthians 5:17 NRSV]

He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. [John 1:11-13]

“You must be born again.” [John 3:7]

 Submitting to heart circumcision is not an easy choice but obviously the best choice anyone could ever possibly make. If we have a hard outer shell on our heart, it is not so fun to subject ourselves to light milling or necessary pounding to remove it. It is also not so fun to be thrown up in the air with a winnowing fork so our old nature can become dust in the wind.

Keep in mind that John the Immerser was sent to soak the nation of Israel in water to loosen its national hull and thereby gain a softening of its national heart prior to the Lord’s ministry. The goal was threefold:

  1. Making the national heart receptive to the Lord
  2. Gaining national repentance—a wholesale turning away from sin and rebellion against God—and
  3. Undergoing a national heart circumcision.

The nation of Israel would thus be divided based on its response to John’s ministry and later the Lord’s. The first camp would include all those who honored John’s and the Lord’s ministry and complied. The second camp would be composed of all those who did not.

The Lord referred to the first camp as being composed of sheep, wheat, and good trees with good fruit—“the blessed of My Father”.

He referred to the second camp as made up of goats, chaff, tares, and bad trees with bad fruit—“accursed ones”.

For all those who refuse the great opportunity of salvation and being included in those returning to the Lord’s original sinless creation, however, something must be done with them.

If it was grain kernels with very hard and stuck fast outer hulls that refused the proper treatment toward removal, such grain would be no good for anything and would certainly not be edible. But even if it was grain with light papery hulls, if winnowing was refused it also would remain inedible.

The only thing to be done with such bad grain that still contained an otherwise edible kernel was throw it in the pile of the inedible chaff that was removed from the good grain.

This is what John meant when he said the following:

“His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” [Matthew 3:12]

In order for the Lord to continue the process of new creation, the following verses illustrate more examples of allegorical entities which must be eliminated through the ultimate means of purification—Fire:

“Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” [Matthew 3:10]

“The tares are gathered up and burned with fire.” [Matthew 13:40]

“The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will throw them into the furnace of fire.” [Matthew 13:41-42]

“The angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will throw them into the furnace of fire.” [Matthew 13:49-50]

“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones (goats), into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels…” [Matthew 25:41]

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.” [John 15:5-6][1]

© 2016 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved  [1] Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

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Ruling in the midst of enemies (GPS #28.1)

Another valuable contribution, with discussion, to our joint-consideration of training for the Millennium. Nicholas, your timing with this must be ‘God-incidental’ because someone took issue via Cranmer with my remarks about prophecies on God desiring Brexit, thereby ‘hijacking god for my purposes’! (Eg. “..The very concept that God intervenes on the micro-scale in politics is contrary to the New Testament doctrine of a church separate from the world and a people whose citizenship is in heaven…”)

All Along the Watchtower

The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

-Psalm 110:2

Premillennialism teaches that there are Old Testament passages describing the Millennium, that it is not confined to the Book of Revelation. A holistic overview of both Old and New Testament passages about the Millennium shows that there will be those who resist the Messiah’s rule. Consider the following passages.

And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

-Zechariah 14:18

And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together…

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Veronika West: sober word of warning to Christians across the world

A ‘NOW’ WORD OF SOBER WARNING TO THE BODY OF CHRIST IN THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH; “THE CARPET OF COMFORT IS ABOUT TO BE RIPPED UP AND REMOVED FROM UNDER THE FEET OF MANY OF GOD’S PEOPLE”!

A few days ago I was taken into a powerful vision where I saw the hand of God suddenly come upon the Church and I watched as His hand took hold of what looked like a large soft and fluffy carpet that was under the feet of many in the Body of Christ and HE RIPPED UP AND REMOVED THE CARPET FROM UNDER THEIR FEET AND I SAW THE BARE FOUNDATIONS OF THE CHURCH BEING FULLY EXPOSED, as I looked at the bare foundations I saw that it was covered in dirt and grit and small sharp stones covered its surface, then I looked again and I saw the bare feet of the people who were now standing high upon their tip toes finding it very uncomfortable and difficult to move on the hard ground, as their feet had become very soft and well accustomed to the soft and fluffy carpet. Their feet were no longer the feet of a great Warrior who could run and move with ease upon any terrain. As I began to inquire of the Father as to what I was seeing in the vision, I heard the Spirit of God say,

“DAUGHTER TELL MY PEOPLE TO GET READY, TO BE PREPARED, TO MAKE ROOM! FOR MY HAND IS ABOUT TO MOVE IN AN UNPRECEDENTED WAY IN THE DAYS AHEAD, WATCH! AS MY HAND OF DIVINE JUDGEMENT NOW COMES UPON THE LUKEWARM CHURCH TO RIP UP AND REMOVE THE CARPET OF COMFORT FROM UNDER THEIR FEET, FOR I AM TAKING MY PEOPLE BACK TO THE BEGINNING, TO THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF THEIR FIRST LOVE AND I AM RESTORING THEM BACK TO MY ORIGINAL INTENT, YES! FOR I AM EVEN MOVING IN THIS SEASON TO BRING EXPOSURE, EXPOSURE, EXPOSURE TO THAT WHICH HAS BEEN HIDDEN, CONCEALED, COVERED AND KEPT IN THE DARKNESS, FOR NO LONGER WILL MY PEOPLE FEAST ALONE ON THE BREAD OF EDIFICATION, ENCOURAGEMENT AND COMFORT BUT NOW THEY SHALL EAT OF THE BREAD THAT SHALL MAKE THEIR BELLIES BITTER BUT IT SHALL BE LIKE SWEET HONEY IN THEIR MOUTHS, SO GET READY BELOVED! FOR A DIVINE DISRUPTION AND A TIME OF GREAT DISCOMFORT WILL NOW BEGIN TO TAKE PLACE AMONG MANY WHO HAVE WALKED IN UNGODLY COMPROMISE AND AN UNHOLY CONTENTMENT, MANY HAVING SEARED THEIR HEARTS WITH A HOT IRON, THEIR EYES BLINDED BY THE SPIRIT OF DECEPTION AND THEIR EARS DEAFENED TO THE VOICE OF TRUTH, WATCH AND PRAY, AS THE PURIFYING FIRES OF MY GLORY BEGIN TO FLOW FORTH LIKE A MIGHTY RIVER TO MAKE WAY AND TO CLEAN HOUSE AND THAT WHICH HAS CAUSED THE HEARTS OF MY PEOPLE TO BECOME COLD, DESENSITISED, DISCONNECTED AND DEFILED WILL NOW BE DISMANTLED AND DETHRONED”, says the Spirit of God.

Veronika West, 17th January 2019

Another insight on Smith-Wigglesworth’s ‘Word and Spirit’ prophecy – powerful prophetic season coming

We continue with the second of the pair of God-incidental ‘jigsaw pieces’ based upon Smith Wigglesworth’s renowned prophetic vision, as published by UK Prophetic Words on 7th January:

WORD AND SPIRIT – Here’s a thought for you. When Smith Wigglesworth first gave his ‘Word and Spirit’ coming together prophecy, everyone assumed that ‘Word’ equated to Bible. What if it meant more than that? What if it meant Prophecy? What if Holy Spirit manifested what was being spoken prophetically simultaneously with the Word being given? Word and Spirit coming together? Almost as in Ananias and Sapphira – Peter spoke, Holy Spirit acted – together? Perhaps not quite so drastic, but nevertheless, Word and Spirit together.

Hear the Word of the Lord, “I am bringing Word and Spirit together in such a way as you have not previously imagined. I am bringing back a reverential fear of the Lord through My prophets. As My prophets speak, so shall my Spirit act and so shall My people understand, and it shall bring a return of the fear of the Lord. This is not to bring physical fear, but rather a fear of missing what My Spirit is doing and how He is working among you in this season. It will also birth a desire to ‘be Holy as I am Holy’ among you.

“It is time to heed My prophets, time to listen and hear what they say. It is time to be holier than in the past. If My prophets say ‘GO’, then go. If they say ‘STAY’, then stay. If they say ‘REPENT’, then repent and turn away from your sin. Great is the reward for those who listen to My Word from My prophets – they shall see God. Those who do not obey shall miss some or all of their reward, for they do not fear the Lord.

“There is coming a prophetic season, the like of which has not been seen, when My prophets shall have great clarity of vision and of communication. They will help to lead My people through troubled times ahead. Do not turn aside to new teachings that please you. Rather listen to My prophets – they have My Words – and heed their advice, their warnings, and their blessings. They shall tear down and they shall build up. By My presence shall you know them, for they shall carry My anointing wherever they go, and they will bless My people.

“My Spirit shall confirm My prophets, and He is about to bring Glory, My Glory, to your meetings. A new, short, ‘Prophetic Golden Age’ is coming upon you. Woe to those ‘prophets’ who claim to be what I have not anointed them to be. Woe to those who do not receive nor heed what My prophet tells them from Me!”

Chris Bennett

An insight on Smith-Wigglesworth’s ‘Word and Spirit’ prophecy – intertwining like the confluence of two mighty rivers (GPS #27.1)

At the beginning of last October we saw the double ‘God-incidence’ of having blogged on the Jean Darnall and Smith Wiggleworth’s visions and then learning about a prayer meeting being held by Call The Nation To Prayer that weekend in connection with both. It’s like the Lord used GPS, or Global Prophecy Signalling, to catch our attention and remind us that although decades old, they are still ‘in play’ and waiting to be fulfilled – ie. ‘now’ words.

Now, yet another double ‘God-incidence’ clearly attests to the Lord stressing the great importance of the Smith-Wigglesworth ‘Word & Spirit’ prophecy, as though four pieces of an invisible jigsaw are being put into place!  Last weekend what Steve Hepden and Chris Bennett had heard from Him was published by private email and public blog (UK Prophetic Words) respectively. Steve kindly permits me to publish what he received in the weeks before Christmas:

It is over three weeks ago when I first heard God speak to me.

I was walking up the road from the shops with a loaf of bread and was more concentrating on my walking and crossing the road. What surprised me was the suddenness and spontaneity of the word as I was certainly not thinking of this.

The essence of my prophecy is ‘the Word and the Spirit’ and I thought of something Smith Wigglesworth spoke in 1947. Having always loved and appreciated Pentecostal and Charismatic church history, this came to mind. He said, as part of his prophecy, ‘When the Word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest movement of the Holy Spirit that the nation, and indeed the world, has ever seen.’

Why now? I believe it’s a reminder to the older generation, a new word to this generation and a call to prepare and position ourselves to enter into it.

Here is what I heard:

“There is a distinctiveness between Word and Spirit, yet they go hand in hand together.
However, in the move of God to come, the distinctiveness will remain but there will such a joining together that the synergy produced will become more powerful than you have ever seen. For the sum of the whole will miraculously be greater than the sum of the two parts. It will be like two mighty rivers coming together in a confluence where something greater, deeper, wider will happen and at the point of joining there will be disturbance. The influence established by this will be far greater than each individual river.

“This joining together will be an intertwining of the one into another and even though joined and thus influencing each other without measure, they will still maintain their distinctiveness. It really is a marriage. The Word and Spirit are different in nature, they are unmistakable, clear-cut and defined. Yet they will serve each other and bring their own distinctiveness together to enhance and release each other further than ever before. The Word will be the source by which the Spirit will move in the drama of signs and wonders and with such a purity of fruit, being the character and the Spirit will express and manifest the Word with power and authority in gifting.

“Some say you are men and women of the Word or others say you are men and women of the Spirit, but this will change dramatically and people will not know what to call you and will even wonder what is happening. There have been forerunners over the years and they are scattered over the Nations, yet it is time for everyone to be challenged and inspired in a way that has not happened before, for the fact of the matter is that everyone can come into this and in an accelerated way. Do not stay where you are, move forward by making a choice to open yourself up to the Spirit of God and to the illuminating Word of God, for the New Year will bring a new day for you.

I have been meditating on this prophecy and It’s amazing how many scriptures you can find where the Spirit and the Word are in union and unity.:
Ps 107:20, ‘He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death.’
Luke 1:34-37, Mary said, ‘how will this be?’ ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.’ ‘For nothing is impossible with God.’ ‘Let it be to me according to your word.
Rom 10:17, ‘So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God’
Acts 6:8, ‘and Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.’
John 6:63, ‘The Spirit is the one who gives life! Human strength can do nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are from that life-giving Spirit.’

However, there is an indictment from the lips of Jesus and I want to live as far away from that as possible. Matt 22:29, ‘Jesus replied, you are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.’

A challenge we need to take serious note of.

Steve Hepden, 5th January 2019

Footnote: See also Book Review: ‘Rejection Hurts’ by Steve Hepden

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Bobby Conner: strategies for advancing to next new level

Why should I ever be surprised at what turns up from the Lord?

Here’s yet another reference to Hebrews 6; the one with the ‘Age to Come’ verses. AND it lines up with the current, albeit unplanned, focus upon training for ruling and reigning together with Jesus in The Millennium.

I’m grateful to Rose for drawing this message to my attention. It is special because of its succinct emphasis upon Jesus’ command, “Occupy until I come!”, which is also the thesis ‘foremost Bible teacher’ and Bishop of Liverpool, J.C. Ryle makes in his classic book ‘Are You Ready For The End Of Time?’ (1867). 21st Century prophet Bobby Conner writes:

DISCOVER A NEW WAY FOR A NEW DAY

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No Delay It’s Time to Proceed to the Next New Level – Possess The Land! A Big Word, For Now, Is “Occupy!”

In a profound encounter, the Spirit of God said, “It is time to go to the next new level!” I was instructed to prepare a remnant of Believers to position themselves to advance proceeding to the next new level, to possess the Land, and to possess and occupy! I said, “Lord, I don’t like the word remnant, it seems too selective.” He replied, “Don’t misunderstand; this invitation of advancement is open to all who will obey. Gender or age makes no difference, it is an issue of the heart.” All are called, but few will come!

The Peril of Falling Away

Don’t allow yourself to stagnate and become callous and cold, now is the time to awake from slumber and rouse to reality (see Romans 13:11-14)! Arise and shine and push-on to new heights (see Isaiah 60:1-5). The Spirit of Truth is desiring to release profound awesome revelation for any who will seek to come higher. If you contend and earnestly seek this can be a season that the eyes of your heart are flooded with revelatory light (see Ephesians 1:17-18). We must go dig deeper into the Word of God to discover the ways of God

Therefore, let us get past the elementary stage in the teachings about the Christ, advancing on to maturity and perfection and spiritual completeness, [doing this] without laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of teaching about washings (ritual purifications), the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. [These are all important matters in which you should have been proficient long ago.] And we will do this [that is, proceed to maturity] if God permits. (Hebrews 6:1-3 AMP)

It is time for the Prophetic Seers to go into the Courts of Heaven, behind the veil acquiring the Divine plans and purposes of God. The Spirit of Truth stands ready to release the Divine strategies and blueprints of heaven. This is not a time to be vague and dim, but we must be bright and alert clear and committed to advance the King in His Kingdom.

Divine Dissatisfaction Producing a Holy Hunger!

The Spirit of God is fanning the flame of discontentment within the heart of many. We can’t remain satisfied and content with our lack of power and spiritual authority; a cry of desperation must burst forth. “Enough is enough!” Ask yourself this question: Am I willing to pay the price to seek the Lord for promotion? This will be a season of swift acceleration and advancement if we put God first.

We are instructed to seek the Lord while He is near (see Isaiah 55:6). We are reminded that we only find the Lord when we search with all our heart (see Jeremiah 29:12-13). If we make seeking Him and His Kingdom our top priority, He will take care of everything else (see Matthew 6:33).

There is a wonderful grace offered for us to advance in the times of adversity! The invitation is extended to all saints; however, by a lack of commitment, many will disqualify themselves. This is a time to be desperate for the revealed glory of God. One of the marks of these overcomers will be hunger and complete dissatisfaction with business as usual.

This holy hunger will drive us to seek the Lord on a much more increased level. Jesus states, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” The Amplified Bible reveals, “those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God)…shall be completely satisfied!” (see Matthew 5:6).

It’s time to remove all lids of limitations off and believe God for big things, assured that He is able to do much more than we could as or even think (see Ephesians 3:20-21). One way not to miss God’s new thing is don’t think it is already here. Yes, we are so thankful and grateful for all that God is doing, yet there is much more. The promise is that the whole earth shall be filled with the knowledge of God’s glory (see Numbers 14:21 and Habakkuk 2:14).

The Spirit of God is stirring our souls and awakening our hearts to seek deeper depths and higher heights. This is the time for you to go all out for Christ and the Kingdom of God. Don’t hold back; surrender yourself entirely to the control and guidance of the Holy Spirit. The statement is so true: deep is calling to deep (see Psalm 42:7).

Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.Isaiah 43:19

This is a promise of transformational power being released, giving and unction to function. A roadway in the rugged wilderness and flowing refreshing rivers in the dry, barren desert. Nothing is too hard for our God (see Job 42:2 and Genesis 18:14)!

You have heard [these things foretold], now you see this fulfillment. And will you not bear witness to it? I show you specified new things from this time forth, even hidden things [kept in reserve], which you have not known.

They are created now [called into being by the prophetic word], and not long ago; and before today you have never heard of them, lest you should say, “Behold, I knew them!” — Isaiah 48:6-7 (AMPC)

These new things are called into reality by the prophetic proclamation. They are decreed, and God brings them into reality.

We do not have time to delay, the Spirit of Truth is preparing a remnant to proceed to the next new level; we must advance and make progress(see Ephesians 5:14-15). In this next new level, we will begin to grasp a higher, clearer insight into the majesty of the Master. Prepare to behold the living Lord Jesus in a much clearer way.

It is time to taste the hidden manna reserved for over-comers revealed in Revelation 2:17:
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone, a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”

I pray that 2019 will be filled with the overflowing favor of God upon you and your loved ones. Embrace the promises of God’s new day. Expect to see God’s mighty power!

Bobby Conner
Eagles View Ministries

The Coming Davidic Messiah

This summation of the who, what and why of the up-coming Millennium is a valuable reminder of our goal as active Christians. Also, knowledge of the Kingdom as our inheritance is fundamental because our spiritual opponents claim ignorance of that fact dis-empowers believers (see Christian Inheritance & End-times Church for source.)

All Along the Watchtower

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

-Revelation 3:21

The Kingdom is woven into all the teachings of Christ. He taught us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come”. He taught that our good deeds on earth are seen by our Father in Heaven, and that He will reward us in the resurrection. He taught that His Kingdom is not of this world, and that this world is in darkness. Christ’s moral teaching is so sublime as to be unattainable by the flesh: it is the power of the Spirit, who is given to us as an earnest of the Kingdom, that makes us able to live as Christ did.

In our suffering, the resurrection is our comfort. The Kingdom is what we are striving for: even as we wait…

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1989 > 2009 > 2019 > The Age To Come

Arising from references to The Divine Council and Millennium training in comments on a prophetic word on the UK Government, and how the Church can influence it by virtue of its Kingdom authority, a reader asked me about such training within churches.

It’s an excellent question in view of the implications in that word, and in others brought by Bobby Conner, Neville JohnsonLana Vawser and Veronika West to name a few, on bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to earth (eg, Lana on prayer lives being filled with holy fire).

Also, I’m aware of some ministries that equip us for service in that event:

  • Christian International Europe (Dr Sharon Stone) in Windsor, Berks
  • Catch The Fire in Birmingham, Bournemouth, Wembley
  • Bethel Church, Redding, CA & White Dove Ministries AL, in USA.
  • Partners in Harvest International.

In replying to that reader I sent a link to Bible and ancient languages scholar Dr Michael Heiser, as well as this excellent video received earlier from Paul Keith Davis, founder and leader of White Dove Ministries, about prophetic models from and operating in “The Age to Come” :

Personally, this is all highly encouraging and brings to mind what was indicated to me about it 7 years ago as ‘The Book Beyond the Bible’, which I blogged about in Supermoon Monday’s Blood Moon and The Age To Come as below:

‘At an inter-stream conference in March 2011 in Winchester, King Alfred’s capital of Saxon England, the Lord drew my attention to the unwritten book hiding behind my Bible’s back cover! That is, beyond The Apocalypse, or Revelation given to Jesus Christ, for showing to and recording by His close disciple and apostle, John.

‘As noted in Revival 1: glory stories, I sensed in worship that the Lord wants me to focus upon the eventual new earth and new heavens, especially the appearance from heaven of The New Jerusalem. That is, to not only be involved in and understand the times of His return, but also and more importantly to focus upon His ultimate aim for the Church, as in Revelation 21-22 and its existence and purpose beyond the Bible’s cover!

‘That pre-blog email recounts subsequent encouragements for understanding that this all relates to ‘The Age to Come’.’

About 10 years ago I was particularly blessed at a conference in Bath where Paul Keith was teaching. As a listed art-deco cinema, the sanctuary area of Bath City Church has cinema seats sloping down to a broad, deep level floor in front of a raised platform. I recall him teaching from that floor when he got a prophetic word for someone sitting in the rear of the auditorium. Suddenly, he strode up an aisle to deliver it closer to the person. However, whilst passing me in an aisle-seat on his left, he turned to look directly at me and told me: “Await His return!” – Wow, was I undone!

So although Paul Keith was about to deliver a word he must have been diverted by the Holy Spirit to convey a brief command to me – one that must be mightily important for me to know and obey as an essential part of my destiny!  So, I can but trust it’s true!

Also, I’m not the only one having grounds for believing in the distinct possibility of Jesus Christ returning in their lifetime. A friend informed me he knows a lady in her 80’s who’s assured she will live to witness that event. And Nicholas, author of the previous post on moving into the Millennium is of a similar mind.

Why the dates in this post’s header?  1989 is when I encountered Jesus. 2009 is when I began writing about End-times and biblical and contemporary prophecies.

Lastly, let’s remind ourselves that the ‘Age To Come’ has been accessible to disciples since the earliest days of the pristine church, as witnessed by the author of the book to the Hebrews (New King James Version):

The Peril of Not Progressing

6 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to [a]perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this [b]we will do if God permits.

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, [c]if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.

For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

SELAH

Moving into the Millennium

This by Nicholas is especially recommended for I suspected he’d follow up on our short public and private discussion on this topic by publishing his thoughts on this matter, on which I too have prepared a post on The Age To Come to follow this re-blog. In particular, we’re on the same page re last sentence of his opening paragraph…

All Along the Watchtower

Many contributors and readers at AATW know that I believe the return of Christ is near. I will not state a year or make any of the specific predictions that date-setters do. I do not believe He will return in the next year; all I can say is that, in my spirit, I feel the coming and believe it will be within my lifetime.

I have held this belief for some time. It is born from an intuition, deep within, and from reading Scripture. Jesus in His Olivet Discourse gave a sequence to help us understand when His return would be near: the Abomination of Desolation; the Great Tribulation; the darkening of the sky; the sign of the Son of Man and the return of Jesus on the clouds.

Without a proper understanding of this sequence, the Olivet Discourse becomes unintelligible. The intertextuality between the Olivet Discourse and the Book…

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