Praying

April 23, 2011

Some days, praying is like wading through cheesecake.

Absorb Eternity Now

September 11, 2010

This morning in prayer I began pondering the phrase, Absorb eternity.  Then, as I thought about it, it seemed right to make it three words: Absorb Eternity Now.

Sooner or later, we have to deal with eternity.  Thanks to Calvary, we can learn how to live in It, in Him.  Eternity is a He, not an It. Absorbing Him as Love and Light and Eternity transforms us.  It brings the Eternal into the now, the Spirit into the flesh, and the Real into the unreal.

Absorb Eternity Now.

Two Things, Two Things Only

January 19, 2009

Francis Frangipane

 

January 06, 2009

There are so many things to occupy our minds: so many books, so many examples, so many good teachings that deserve our attention, that say, “here is a truth.” But, as I have been serving the Lord these past years, He has led me to seek for two things and two things only: to know the heart of God in Christ and to know my own heart in Christ’s light.

 

Knowing the Heart of God
I have been seeking God, searching to know Him and the depth of His love toward His people. I want to know Christ’s heart and the compassions that motivate Him. The Scriptures are plain: Jesus loved people. Mark’s gospel tells us that after He taught and healed the multitudes, they became hungry. In His compassion, Christ saw them as “sheep without a shepherd” (Mark 6:34). It was not enough for Him to heal and teach them; He personally cared for each of them. Their physical well-being, even concerning food, was important to Him.

 

A lad with five loaves and two fish provided enough for Jesus to work another miracle, but this miracle had to come through Christ’s willing but bone-weary body. Consider: Christ brought His disciples out to rest; “For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat” (Mark 6:31).

 

Consider: Jesus personally had come to pray and be strengthened. For John the Baptist, Jesus’ forerunner, had been beheaded earlier that very week at the hands of Herod. It was in the state of being emotionally and physically depleted that Jesus fed the multitudes—not just once or twice but over and over again “He kept giving [the bread and the fish] to the disciples to set before them” (Mark 6:41).

 

Thousands of men, women and children all “ate and were satisfied” (v. 42)! Oh, the heart of Jesus! The miracle was for them, but we read of no miracle sustaining Him except the marvelous wonder of a holy love that continually lifted His tired hands with more bread and more fish. Out of increasing weakness He repeatedly gave that others might be renewed.

 

So, if my quest is to know Him, I must recognize this about Him: Jesus loves people—all people, especially those society ignores. Therefore, I must know exactly how far He would travel for men, for that is the same distance He would journey again through me. Indeed, I must know His thoughts concerning illness, poverty and human suffering. As His servant, I am useless to Him unless I know these things. If I would actually do His will, I must truly know His heart. Therefore, in all my study and times of prayer I am seeking more than just knowledge; I am searching for the heart of God.

 

Knowing Our Hearts
At the same time, as I draw closer to the heart of God, the very fire of His presence begins a deep purging work within me. In the vastness of His riches, my poverty appears. The psalmist wrote, “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood, and has not sworn deceitfully” (Ps. 24:3-4).

 

We cannot even find the hill of the Lord, much less ascend it, if there is deceit in our heart. How does one serve in God’s holy place if his soul is unclean? It is only the pure in heart who perceive God. To ascend toward God is to walk into a furnace of truth where falsehood is extracted from our souls. To abide in the holy place we must dwell in honesty, even when a lie might seem to save us. Each ascending step upon the hill of God is a thrusting of our souls into greater transparency, a more perfect view into the motives of our hearts.

 

It is this upward call of God which we pursue. Yet, the soul within us is hidden, crouching in fears and darkness, living in a world of untruths and illusions. This is our inner man, the soul God seeks to save. Have you discovered your true self, the inner person whom truth alone can free? Yes, we seek holiness, but true holiness arises from here; it comes as the Spirit of Truth unveils the hidden places in our hearts. Indeed, it is truthfulness which leads to holiness.

 

God, grant us a zeal for truth that we may stand in Your holy place!

 

Men everywhere presume they know the “truth” but have neither holiness nor power in their lives. Truth must become more than historical doctrines; it must be more than a museum of religious artifacts—mementos from when God once moved. Truth is knowing God’s heart as it was revealed in Christ, and it is knowing our own hearts in the light of God’s grace.

 

As members of the human race, we are shrouded in ignorance. Barely do we know our world around us; even less do we know the nature of our own souls. Without realizing it, as we search for God’s heart, we are also searching for our own. For it is only in finding Him that we discover ourselves, for we are “in Him.”

 

Yet, throughout that searching process, as I position my heart before the Lord, it is with a sense of trembling that I pray the prayer of King David, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way”(Ps. 139:23-24).

 

Let us wash the cosmetics from our souls and look at the unadorned condition of our hearts. I know God has created us eternally complete and perfect in Christ. I believe that. But in the first three chapters of John’s Revelation, Jesus did not tell the churches they were “perfect in His eyes.” No! He revealed to them their true conditions; He told them their sins. Without compromise, He placed on them the demand to be overcomers, each in their own unique and difficult circumstances.

 

Like them, we must know our need. And like them, the souls we want saved dwell here, in a world system structured by lies, illusions and rampant corruption. Our old natures are like well-worn shoes into which we relax; we can be in the flesh instantly without even realizing it. The enemies that defeat us are hidden and latent within us! Thus, the Holy Spirit must expose our foes before we can conquer them!

 

Concerning man’s nature, the prophet Jeremiah wrote, “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jer. 17:9). Quoting another of David’s prayers, a similar cry is heard, “Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults. Also keep back Thy servant from presumptuous sins; let them not rule over me; then I shall be blameless, and I shall be acquitted of great transgression” (Ps. 19:12-13).

 

There may be errors inside of us that are actually ruling us without our awareness. Do we realize, for instance, how many of our actions are manipulated purely by vanity and the desire to be seen or accepted by others? Are we aware of the fears and apprehensions that unconsciously influence so many of our decisions? We may have serious flaws inside yet still be either too proud or too insecure to admit we need help.

 

Concerning ourselves, we think so highly of what we know so little!

 

Even outwardly, though we know our camera pose, do we know how we appear when we are laughing or crying, eating or sleeping, talking or angry? The fact is, most of us are ignorant of how we appear outwardly to others; much less do we know ourselves inwardly before God! Our fallen thinking processes automatically justify our actions and rationalize our thoughts. Without the Holy Spirit, we are nearly defenseless against our own innate tendencies toward self-deception.

 

Therefore, if we would be holy, we must first renounce falsehood. In the light of God’ grace, having been justified by faith and washed in the sacrificial blood of Jesus, we need not pretend to be righteous. We need only to become truthful.

 

No condemnation awaits our honesty of heart—no punishment. We have only to repent and confess our sins to have them forgiven and cleansed; if we will love the truth, we shall be delivered from sin and self-deception. Indeed, we need to know two things and two things only: the heart of God in Christ and our own hearts in Christ’s light.

 

 

 

How Do You Measure Fire?

November 25, 2008

I trust Ben will not mind me posting this great word that came to me via The Elijah List:

Ben R. Peters:
“How Do You Measure Fire?”

 
While ministering in Zimpeto, Mozambique, with a class of native pastors being trained by Iris Ministries, I heard God ask the question, “How do you measure fire?” I love it when God gives me the question, because I know He will also give me the answer.

As I meditated on the question during my prayer time, I began to catch what the Holy Spirit was communicating with me. It is really simple, but terribly profound. I’m not a scientist, and could be argued with on a technical level, but the following is how I see the true measurement of fire from God’s perspective.

Don’t Get Burned Trying!

First of all, you can’t measure fire with a yard stick or a measuring tape. Fire just refuses to hold still. It jumps up and down and back and forth. Besides that, it might totally ruin your day if you tried to measure it without taking significant precautions.

Secondly, you can’t measure fire on a scale that weighs pounds or kilograms. Fire itself probably would have a negative weight as it creates an updraft. We can clearly see fire. It’s obviously something – but it’s something without weighable substance. You could weigh the fuel under the fire, but you can’t weigh the fire itself.

So, how can we measure fire? Obviously, we have no reason to measure natural fire. But God wants to talk about His Holy Spirit fire. He is a consuming fire and He is in us. So, how do we measure that fire?

Holy Fire in Mozambique

I was in Pemba, Mozambique, the newer center of operations for Rolland and Heidi Baker. We have been witnessing one of the greatest revival movements of all time and a constant theme of this revival is fire. The fire of God burns within the people of this revival. They are passionate lovers of Jesus with hearts that yearn for a greater visitation and more expansion of the fire of God.
Some time ago, many of the Mozambique pastors had a simultaneous vision where they saw themselves carrying fire to other parts of Africa and, finally, all the way back to Jerusalem.

Every time I come to Mozambique, I find myself speaking about spreading the fire and protecting the fire that they have, so it won’t go out. I feel the passion of the Father’s heart as I speak. I know how easy it is to lose the fire. You don’t have to do a thing. You just have to neglect it. Ignore it, and it will surely die.

So what does a fire produce that we can measure in some way? There are three major, useful things a fire can produce. These things in turn can produce other things that are useful to man. The three main things we get from fire are warmth, light and power.

1. Fire Produces Warmth that Conquers Cold

First of all, fire produces warmth. Of course, if you get too close it can get very hot. The warmth that a fire produces causes us to take off our outer layer of clothing that we wear when it’s cold outside. I grew up on the prairies of Western Canada, where it can get down to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. We wore heavy parkas, etc., to protect ourselves from freezing to death.

In the same way, the warmth of the fire of God within us causes us to take off the extra layers of protection from our hearts. The heat of the fire represents the love and compassion that reaches out to those in its path. God was asking me, “How much love and compassion flows out of your heart, through your mouth, and through your hands?” That is one way to measure the fire in me.

Do people open their hearts to us when we come in contact with them? Do they want to stay close to us because they feel the warmth coming from the Holy Spirit within us? Are we able to produce enough warmth to overcome the memory of frostbite from previous experiences they’ve had with other Christians?

More Love Equals More Compassion

I believe the more love people receive, the fewer layers of protection they will put around their hearts. But the more pain they experience, without the compassion that heals their pain, the more layers of protection they will put up.

This protection manifests in many ways, such as anger, depression, self-pity, jealousy and obsessive fear. These people are not open to our words unless we first warm them with the fire of compassion that burns within us. This cannot be compassion of our own creation. It must be from a holy fire and passion that has its source in the God who is a consuming fire. This is a love that can love and keep on loving, even under brutal attack.

Two Great Examples

I could cite many illustrations of those who have kept loving when under attack by those they were trying to bless. Certainly, Heidi Baker is one powerful living example. She has had many rocks and bullets directed towards her, and there have been many other attempts to drive her away. She is still here in Mozambique, winning Muslims by the thousands. Little by little, the resistance comes down.
Another great living example is a wonderful missionary to the Palestinian refugees, named Karen Dunham. Her property was burned several times as those she loved tried to get rid of her. She kept loving until she won many of their hearts. The eternal flame of God’s heart has been burning with great intensity within the hearts of these two women of God.

A Wonderful By-Product of Heat

Without heat most of the world would have a hard time eating their main meal – rice. The children and staff living on the Iris Ministries’ bases eat rice twice a day, with a little beans, vegetable, or fish on top. Rice is eaten as the main meal in most of Asia and much of Africa. Without fire, rice would be pretty hard to eat.

Wheat, or even wheat flour, is also not much good unless you have a fire to cook it. Breakfast at Iris Ministries consists of a roll of bread and tea. Both require fire to prepare. Heidi loves to talk about how Jesus gave her bread to feed multitudes of children from the flesh of His own body, in a heavenly experience she once had.

The application is very clear. When the fire burns within us, we can take something hard and unappetizing and turn it into delicious bread. It starts out as a seed of God’s Word, and the fire of God turns it into the literal Bread of Life. We can measure bread. How much are we passing out? Is it appetizing and appealing to the senses of the spirit of man? Are people growing in strength because they are feeding on the bread we give them?

2. Fire Produces Light for Our Journey

Now let’s talk about the second great benefit of fire – light. Fire has been used for millennia as a source of light to illuminate men’s pathways. Fire can be just a small candle with limited light, or it can be a large bonfire that lights up the whole neighborhood. Or it can be a forest fire that lights up a whole region.

The fire of God within us provides the light for our pathway to keep us from stumbling. Without the fire within us burning brightly, we will not see clearly to avoid the snares of the enemy and we will surely stumble and fall. We must keep our fire burning just to maintain our own spiritual walk.

But God clearly doesn’t want us to be content with enough light for our own feet, even as He doesn’t want us to be content with enough heat to warm our own hearts and prepare our own spiritual food. He wants our fire to burn so brightly that it lights the way for thousands of others.

Light for Revelation

Light helps us understand what we read in the Word. Many don’t understand much of the Bible because there is little light within them to illuminate what they read. When light increases, we not only understand for ourselves, but we gain understanding that will bless thousands or millions of others.
Obviously then, we need more of the fire of God within us if we want more revelation from His Word. Without the light from that internal fire, we won’t understand much of what we read.

3. Fire Produces Power to Take Us to Our Destinations

There is one more very important product of fire – power. Fire is what made the steam engine pull the train. Fire gives us the power to drive our cars, boats and airplanes. The internal combustion engine, on which we now depend so much, is totally dependent on the continuous lighting of fire within the cylinders of the engine.

We all have spiritual gifts according to at least seven passages of the New Testament, but we need the fire of God to empower these gifts in order to produce what God desires. Without the fire, we have little power to use these gifts.

Wanted: Access Energy

This power must be also for others, not just for ourselves. Just as scientists are striving to produce “access energy” from nuclear fusion, so God wants us to produce access energy to give away to the world. He wants us to be so on-fire that we activate fire in others.

For many millennia, the most common way to start a new fire was with coals or actual fire from another location. Even now, we normally light a series of candles with the first candle that we lit with a match or lighter. Even so, most spiritual fire is caught from the fire of another Believer. There are always some that are the flint that strikes the rock to make the first spark, but most on-fire saints caught the fire from others.

In my book, Catching Up to the Third World, I asked the question, “Why are so many miracles happening in the developing nations, and so few happening in the western world?” I listed seven indispensable keys to revival in the western world.

But perhaps the simplest answer is this: More fire equals more power. Most western church teaching is about how we as individuals can get our needs met by God – how to live in health and prosperity and how to overcome our own weaknesses and habits, etc.

In contrast, the leaders of the revival here in Mozambique are more concerned with how to spread the Gospel to the farthest corners of their nation and continent. Their goal is to have encounters with Jesus that will set them ablaze with Holy Fire. They want power, not for themselves, but for bringing revival to their people.

In other words, they are not looking for just enough power and divine energy to live successful lives – they are crying out for access energy – much more than what they can consume themselves. I am asking God for the same heart. I want the fire within me to produce measurable access energy and power.

Some Very Important Questions

So the question is now, “How does our personal fire measure up? Are people attracted to the warmth, the light, and the power of our fire? Is there supernatural power in our personal ministry, or do we have just enough power to get through the day ourselves without committing some besetting sin?”

Personally, I have measured my fire and find the heat, light and power being generated to be far short of what I would like to see. I think it’s time to fan the flame and put more fuel on the fire. How can I do that? How can you do that?

It’s really not complicated, but it does require focus and commitment. We can’t depend on others, such as our pastor or spouse, to increase the measure of fire we carry. They can help, but why not be the one that lights the fire in others? How do we become those who light and spread fires?

We need to get closer to the Source – the God who is Himself the consuming fire. He promises to draw near to us if we draw near to Him.

He will give us everything we ask that pleases Him. We can tell Him we want the fire within, no matter what the cost may be. We can express our willingness to lay everything on the line and totally serve Him with all our heart and strength if He will just increase the fire within us. Frankly, I believe He is waiting for that kind of an offer from us.

Three Components of Fire

A fire requires three components: ignition, fuel, and oxygen. Obviously, God is the source of ignition, and the Holy Spirit is the wind that provides the oxygen, but what is the fuel? How do we keep the fire from going out from lack of fuel?

The key to understanding fuel is to realize that it is something that we give up to the flames. Unless we are willing to let something be consumed, we have no fuel for the fire.

Examples of Holy Fuel

Again, my mind goes to countless illustrations of lives that have burned brightly for Jesus, who were required to lay down so much at the altar that it boggles the mind. Paul, who put his whole life and reputation on the altar, said it well in the second and third chapters of Philippians. He pointed to Jesus, who humbled Himself to come from Heaven to become a servant and lay down His life for us.
He also relates how he considered everything he possessed and everything he had achieved as nothing but manure compared to the blessing of just knowing Jesus and being with Him. It seems clear to me that the fuel we must keep putting on the fire to keep it burning is our own will, our flesh, and all that we naturally fight to protect, such as our reputation, financial security, and power.
Getting “lower still,” as Heidi teaches, is letting go of our personal pride and dignity in order to fuel the flames of revival around us. We ourselves become the fuel that lights the way, provides the warmth, and creates the access energy that we need to be a force for good in an evil world.

Measuring Our Own Fires

Yes, this fire can be measured. It is constantly changing shape, but it is also constantly producing warmth, light, and power for those who know how to use and appropriate it. I want to produce access energy to bless the world. How about you? Are we willing to lay ourselves on the altar to the fire?
It’s our key to revival in our world. Let’s take the key and use it. It will surely open the door we want opened and God will breathe on the fire that consumes our flesh. The result will be awesome and amazing. We will see His power and glory revealed around the world, and we will rejoice to see what only God’s holy fire can produce.

Prophetic Proclamation Regarding the Holy Fire

I believe the Lord is proclaiming, “My fire will be kindled in many of the darkest places in the land. In the secret chambers of wickedness My fire will fall on desperate hearts. I will turn things inside-out and upside-down. Those who use ministry for personal gain, who have neglected the fire which I had put within them, will not see the favor which I will give to those who are now embracing the fire. But those who have been the last shall be first, and those who have been first in their own eyes, shall be last.

“But revival fires will be carried back and forth across the oceans, and across the deserts, and across the plains, and the mountains. Fires from the cities will be mixed with fires from the country. Fires from the north will be combined with fires from the south. The fires from the east and west will meet and My people will say, ‘This is a fire which cannot be measured – it is too big and moving too fast.’
“But I have already measured it. It has filled the heavens and will fill the earth. This fire is given to empower My Church to bring in the great harvest. This is a fire that will purify hearts, illuminate minds, and empower the harvesters. The fire will fill every willing vessel. There are many vessels which I could use, but I will use those which are full of the fire, not those whom man would choose.
“And now, I command the fire to fall on the sacrifice that is on My altar. I decree that those who cry out for the fire will become blazing torches to light the way for many. They will open the doors to many hearts and even My prophets will say, ‘We have not seen this before. Here are unknown vessels proclaiming the Word of the Lord with fire and authority. Surely they have received the fire from Heaven.’

“My holy fire will not be stopped by any human or devilish strategy. My fire will burn until I restrain it on the earth and all things are fulfilled. But today, embrace the fire, put yourselves on the altar, and prepare to burn like the bush which Moses saw. As you burn for Me, many will turn aside to see the fire that I have kindled. For you will burn, but you will not be consumed, for the fire in you is the fire of My great Glory and it shall bring you incredible blessing,” says the Lord.

Ben R. Peters
Open Heart Ministries

This is from http://www.etpv.org/2008/ahdais.html  :

A House Divided Against Itself Shall Not Stand

Mitt Jeffords

South Carolina USA

 

 

September 22, 2008

 

SEE THE CHURCH DIVIDED FALL. SEE HOW GREAT THE FALL IS TO BE; FOR THE CHURCH DIVIDED IS THE CHURCH THAT IS DIVIDED FROM ME.

 

Matthew 12:25 “And Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every house divided against itself shall not stand”.

 

II Timothy 2:19-21 “Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his (Gal.5:24). And let everyone that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor (wise) and some to dishonor (foolish).

 

Matthew 7:21-27 Jesus said, “Not everyone that says to me, “Lord, Lord”, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in your name have cast out devils? And in your name done many wonderful works (the vessels of dishonor)?” And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me you that work iniquity. Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man (vessel of honor), which built his house upon a rock; and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not because it was founded upon a rock. And everyone that hears these sayings of mine and does not do them shall be likened unto a foolish man (vessel of dishonor), which built his house upon the sand; and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.”

 

Matthew 25:1-2 “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise (the vessels of honor), and five were foolish (the vessels of dishonor).”

 

Luke 6:46 Jesus said, “Why do you call me Lord and do not do the things I say to do?”

 

Matthew 22:36-40 “Master, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment; and there is a second like unto it, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

 

I Corinthians 3:1 “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto you were not able to bear it, neither yet now are you able. You are still carnal because there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions are you not carnal, and walk as men?”

 

James 3:14-16 “But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not; and do not lie against the truth. This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, and devilish; for where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

 

VISION: WATCH OUT FOR THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTI-ELBOW!

 

I was praying and asking the Lord if he would answer some of the questions that I had, as well as some of the questions that I have been asked concerning the last word the Lord gave to me entitled: “It all begins in Lakeland”. [Lakeland – 7 Seals – The Revelation of Jesus Christhttp://www.etpv.org/2008/ll7trojc.html] I have received some really sincere e-mails from brethren that have agreed that the last word was from the Lord, but they, along with me, either still have some major issues with some of the things that were taught by Todd Bentley and some of the other prophets, or evangelists, or apostles that he brought into the move in Lakeland, as well as what has happened to Todd since. This now is the vision and the interpretation that the Lord gave to me that has at the very least, answered the questions that I had.

 

In this vision, I saw the form of a human body that was standing in an upright position, with its arms slightly bent at the elbow so as to allow both hands to rest on its waist. At first I thought that I was seeing some kind of mannequin because it did not appear to have any gender or any distinctive figures such as hair, or a mouth, or nose, or eyes, etc. While I was observing this figure from a distance, I began to hear what sounded like buzzing noises coming from this body. So I walked closer to see what it was that might be causing these noises. As I drew near I was startled at what I saw located at every joint of the body, as well as at the eyes, the ears, the hands, and the feet; for in each of these locations I saw a tiny little church that greatly resembled the little one room churches that I have seen scattered throughout the countryside here in the southeastern part of the U.S. Where each eye and each ear was supposed to be on this body, there was one of these tiny churches; and where each foot and hand was supposed to be, there were these tiny little churches; and where each joint in the body was supposed to be, there was one of these tiny little churches.

 

I then drew even closer to further examine these little churches, and when I did I saw that each of these little churches had 3 or 4 windows on each of its sides. I then observed at least two or three people hanging out of each window, as well as several people hanging out of the front door. It was then that I was able to determine where all of the buzzing was coming from; for all of these people that hanging out of these windows and doors were all fussing, and arguing, and pointing their fingers towards the churches that were located at the other parts or joints located throughout the rest of the body. Not only did all of these church buildings look alike, but so also were all of their church members acting alike towards the members of the other churches. As I listened, I could clearly hear what all this fussing was made of and why they were pointing their fingers at each other; for all their words were filled with accusations, or gossip, or complaints, or fault finding, or blame, or comparing one against another, or jealousy, or nit-picking, or hatred, or talking behind their backs, or condemnations, or looking down their noses at the others, or arguments, or envy, or judging one another, or contentions. What was also clear to see by the countenances on their faces was that each member of the body that was accusing the other members and joints of the body, completely believed that he or she was right and just in that which he was fussing and pointing the finger at other members of the body for. It was not hard to see or discern the coldness, the anger, the hardness, and the contempt that each one of these members had towards the others.

 

As I listened, I began to distinctly hear one voice becoming clearer than the others; and it began to rise above all of the other fussing voices. It was the voice whereby one joint or one member of the body was accusing another joint or member of having the spirit of antichrist in them. But instead of accusing each other by saying the word antichrist, they were saying it in the following manner. The church that was located at one of the elbows was pointing its finger and accusing another church that was located at one of the hips saying, “You are not like us; therefore you are possessed with the spirit of the anti-elbow”. I then heard one of the churches located at the foot saying to one of the churches at the knee, “Your purpose is not at all like our purpose; you are possessed with the spirit of the anti-foot”. Then I heard one of the churches located at the eye fussing with one of the ears saying, “You do not see as we see; you are blinded by the spirit of the anti-eye.” And so it was with all of the other joints and body members, accusing the other joints and members of the body with a continual fussing of, “You are possessed with the spirit of the anti-ear”, or, “You are possessed with the spirit of the anti-hand”; or, “You are possessed with the spirit of the anti-hip”.

 

Luke 9:49-50 And John answered and said, “Master, we saw one casting out demons in your name; and we forbid him to do so because he follows not with us.” And Jesus said to him, “Do not forbid him because he that is not against us is for us.”

 

1 Corinthians 12:7-20 “The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit all. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another various kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: but all of these work by the one and same Spirit, distributing to every man individually as he wills. For as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of that one body being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we are all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, “Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body”; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, “Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body”; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, then where would the hearing be? If the whole were the hearing, then where would the smelling be? But now has God set the members, every one of them, in the body as it has pleased him. And if they were all only one member, then where would the body be? But now they are many members, yet but one body.”

 

I Corinthians 1:10 “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment…13 Is Christ divided?”

 

The Lord then brought into my remembrance of that which he had once asked, “Mitt, what function does the foot perform that the eye also performs?” I answered, “None, Lord”. The Lord then said, “So then, why does the eye judge the foot according to the functions and abilities of the eye; or, why does the elbow compare the hip according to the functions and abilities of the elbow; or, why does the knee measure the functions of the ear against the functions and abilities of the ear? Have not I called you and made each one of you to be different members of my body, equipping each of you with different gifts, functions, and abilities? Have I given these blessings to my people so as to bring division and separation in my body? I think not! All those who judge and compare the other joints and members according to their own gifts, their own functions, and their own abilities have not removed the beam of self-righteousness from their eyes. They are blind and their own pride has deceived them. These are they who think that the whole body of Christ, with all of its gifts, and functions, and abilities are contained in their own member of the body. Is the whole body just a foot or is just an eye? These are they who also lust to judge the others according to themselves, and not according to Christ himself. If a man, who I have set to be eye, or to be foot, or to be hand, thinks within himself that he understands and knows me because of the gifts, and the functions, and the abilities that have given to him, he is deceived of himself and rejects me. He rejects me because when he rejects the other members and joints of the body that I have also anointed with different gifts, and functions, and abilities. I am the head of all of the members of my body, and when one rejects the other members, he rejects me because I am he who gave the other parts of my body their gifts, their functions, and their abilities. Though the hand is of me, it is not me; and though the eye is of me, it is not me; and though the hip is of me; it is not me; for though all of the joints and members are of me because I am the whole body. He who is deceived of himself does not know me.

 

Obadiah 3-4 “The pride of your heart has deceived you; you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high, that says in his heart, “Who shall bring me down to the ground?” Though you exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, there will I bring you down”, says the Lord.

 

Jeremiah 9:4-9 “Take you heed every one of his neighbor, and trust you not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant (judging others according to the righteousness of their own gifts and abilities) and every neighbor will walk with slanders (fault-finders; accusers). And they will deceive every one his neighbor and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies and they weary themselves to commit iniquity (the works of being lord and god over their own Christianity). Your habitation is in the midst of deceit, and through deceit they refuse to know me”, says the Lord. “Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, “Behold, I will melt them and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people? Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he lays his wait.

Shall I not visit them for these things?” says the Lord. “Shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

 

I Corinthians 3:1-3 “And I brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for until this time you have not be able to receive it, and still you are not able; for you are still carnal because there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions. Are you not carnal and walk as men?”

 

Romans 12:4-10 “For as we have many members in one body, and all members do not have the same office, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teaches, on teaching; or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that gives, let him do it with simplicity; he that rules, with diligence; he that shows mercy with cheerfulness. Let love be without hypocrisy (play-acting). Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectionate towards one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another.”

 

I Corinthians 1:10 “Now I beseech you brethren by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”

 

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them and said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

 

When I first saw these people hanging out of the windows and doors pointing their fingers and fussing with each other, I laughed; and I laughed even more when I heard the words of their accusations that said, “You are not like me; you have the spirit of the anti-elbow”. I laughed because it just seemed like a bunch of spoiled little kids playing, and then fighting over nothing. But then the Spirit of the Lord reminded me that all such strife, and arguments, and the pointing of the finger, and the accusations that were coming forth were only doing do because the wisdom of this world ruled over their minds; the same wisdom that is of the Devil.

 

James 3:14-16 “But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not; and do not lie against the truth. This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, and devilish; for where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

 

DEVIL: accuser, fault-finder, slanderer

 

Revelation 12:9, 10 “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world. He was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, he who accused them before our God day and night.”

 

John 8:44 “You are of your father the Devil, and the lusts of your father you will do (accuse, point the finger, find fault with: see John 8:3-12) He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie (his accusations), he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

 

1 John 3:15 “Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”

 

Then the Lord said, “Be as gentle as doves but as wise as serpents; for when Satan/Devil attacks my church, he tempts them with words that bring forth arguments and strife that in turn bring division and separation among the members of the body. There is great reason why Satan/Devil attacks the body for this purpose and that is because he knows that when the body of Christ finally comes together in the unity of my love, then all of the powers of Satan are going to be completely broken; and all of the kingdoms of this world are going to become the kingdoms of our God. It is for this reason that my church has his complete attention, to keep divisions and strife alive. Satan equips his prophets and ministers with the lies that allow for his ministers and prophets to take control over the members of my body that are deceived by his seducing and enticing lies. Once his ministers and prophets become the head, they then work to keep control over the flock with false doctrines, with the commandments of men that put heavy burdens upon the shoulders of my people, and with all manner of fears. These are they who will use blame, slander, accusations, fault finding, condemnation, the pointing of the finger, intimidation, the judging according to appearances, false prophesies, and hypocrisy to keep control over the flock with their lies. These are also the same tactics and lying words that they use to keep their flocks divided and separated from the rest of the body. They compare and judge others according to those things that seem right in their own eyes; and they think evil of those who do not measure up those things which are right in their own eyes. They esteem, and honor, and think, and love only themselves, and they that are like unto them. They mock and scorn at my commandment to love one another.

 

Matthew 10:16-20 “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: therefore you be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues, and you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you shall speak; for it shall be given to you in that same hour what you shall speak; for it is not you that speaks, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.”

 

Acts 20:28-31 “Take heed therefore to yourselves and to all the flock, over which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to feed the church of God which he has purchased with his own blood.

For I know this, that after my departing, the grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your ownselves shall men arise, speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after them (that which allows them to be the head, or in control). Therefore watch and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn everyone of you night and day with tears.”

 

Isaiah 30:9 -13 “This is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord (love fulfills the law): which say to the seers, “See not”; and to the prophets, “ Do not prophesy to us right things, but speak to us smooth words; prophesy deceits. Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path and cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.” Wherefore, thus says the Holy One of Israel, “Because you despise this word and trust in oppression and perverseness, and rely on them, therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly at an instant.”

 

Jeremiah 5:30-31 “An astonishing and horrible thing has been committed in the land: The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power, and my people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end?”

 

Many will come in my name saying that they are Christians, and those who do not know me as well as those who think that I am like unto them; but you shall know them by their fruits. The fruits of hatred are clearly seen in those members of the body who find fault with others, who judge, who accuse, who point the finger, who slander, who blame, and in those who condemn others without any mercy or compassion for their weaknesses, or their faults, or their sins, or for their mistakes. These desire that you only believe as they believe, and they use lies, judgment, threats, hypocrisy, intimidation, deceit, accusations, and finger pointing to subdue and overcome the flock. The fruits of love are seen in care, in mercy, in forbearance, in edification, in giving, in patience, in encouragement, in truth, and in forgiveness towards one another, especially during the times when the weaknesses, the faults, the sins, and the mistakes of their brethren are brought into the light.

 

Matthew 12:33-37 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things; for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks? A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that every idle word that men shall speak they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment; for by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.”

 

Romans 16:17-18 “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine (love is the commandment) which you have learned; and avoid them; for they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own desires; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”

 

Only love is able to unify my body; the unification that Father finds very pleasing. But as long as the members of the body hold on to the righteousness of their own judgments, and use them to fuss and point the finger at others, then it shall not be possible for any of the fruits of the love of God to come forth in them. By the righteousness of man’s own judgments will each man walk in the way that seems right in his own eyes; and when each man walks in the way that is right in his own eyes, he then judges and compares all others according to the way he sees. How can two walk together in unity if they do not agree on how they see things? All walk after their own righteousness have no unity or love for the other members of the body, and Christ has no where to lay his head. The world will not know any of these to be my disciples because they will not see any love among the members of his body; for they will only see the slander, the fault-finding, the accusations, and the pointing of the finger that the rest of the inhabitants of this fallen world walk after. So then, the house that continues to be divided against itself shall not be able to stand in the judgment that is now coming; for all are going to be judged according to the love that you have been commanded to walk in. The hand is not going to be judged by the functions and abilities of the eye; and neither is the eye going to be judged according to the functions and abilities of the foot; and neither is the foot going to be judged according to the functions and abilities of the ear, but according to the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. There will be no reason or excuse to be found that will have any power to justify one for not loving and forgiving his brother; for reasons and excuses are the righteousness that the willfully disobedient lean on to justify themselves.”

 

*Side note: For 29 years I have daily sought after Father’s heart so that I might know him so that I might know of the divine nature that he desires to change me into. He has revealed much to me concerning the things in his heart, as well as things in my heart that I did know. Yet, in all these things, the Lord has never revealed anything to me that he hates more than the reasons and excuses that men use to justify themselves. Just look at how Jesus responded when he spoke and said follow me, and how each began to reason and make excuse as to why they could not. Reasons and excuses are nothing but an illusion of lies that are used to make the words of God to be nothing.

 

John 13:34-35 Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you. By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.”

 

Matthew 6:12 “And forgive us our sins, as (in the same manner) as we forgive those who sin against us.”

 

I then immediately quit laughing and my heart filled with grief, knowing that the Devil, the accuser of the brethren, was the architect behind all of these accusations, and fussing, and finger pointing that I saw one member of the body coming against another member of the body. In all my years of seeking after the Lord, the most common question that I hear coming from the saints is, “Why are we not walking in the power and the love that Jesus Christ said that we should walk in?”. The simple answer is because we are a house divided; and we each have been holding strong on to our own righteousness; and when we see a gifting or a function of the body that is not like unto own, then we ourselves over to evil suspicions rather than to seeking the Lord and asking him if this one of those members that is not like unto ours. What, is it not like over 1600 different Christian sects or denominations, and every one is supremely confident that the manner that they worship the Lord is the right manner that God wants to be worshipped; but in truth, which there is only one of, they are only worshipping that which seems right in their own eyes; the righteousness that comes forth from their own judgments.

 

Proverbs 12:17 “He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness but a false witness deceit.”

 

Jesus said that we should love, that we should forgive, that we should be one, and that we should even esteem one another’s lives above our own; and he also warned us that the Devil would come to tempt us to judge and accuse one another, just as the grievous wolves tempted Jesus to do as they would do, to judge and accuse the woman caught in the act of adultery. Are we not all tempted when we are enticed to believe other counsels other than that which Jesus instructed us to follow after? Many of those who the Lord has called will forget the words of our Lord Jesus Christ so they may follow after the lying words of their false prophets and false teachers; thinking within themselves that it is more righteous to find fault, to judge, to accuse, to point the finger at, and to condemn others rather than to love and to forgive one another. We are in the midst of the “falling away”; and it is the instruction of the words of our Lord Jesus Christ that Christians fall from. Many of those who the Lord has called have chosen rather to esteem, to honor, and to believe these lying counsels of the Devil rather than to regard the truth concerning the love of God that is in Jesus Christ towards our brethren. You will never find the true love of God among those who fuss and point their fingers at their brethren.

 

John 8: 10-12 “When Jesus had lifted himself up and saw no one but the woman, he said to her, “Woman, where are your accusers? Has no man condemned you?” She said, “No man, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.” Then Jesus said to them, “I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.”

 

John 10:2-5 “He that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep; and to him the porter opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. And when he puts forth his own sheep he goes before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.”

 

Matthew 22:14 “Many are called but only a few are chosen.”

 

II Peter 2:1-3 “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways (judging and accusing others that only brings condemnation & destruction on their own selves) because of whom the way of truth (love) will be blasphemed.”

 

Jesus did not accuse any because the desire to accuse only comes forth from those who walk in darkness; those who are led by the spirit of antichrist to accuse, to blame, to find fault with, to point the finger at, and to judge others for their sins, their faults, and their weaknesses. It is through these lying words of the Devil joined together in agreement with the carnal wisdom that keeps the church destroying and killing each other with words that kill and destroy. Just let one of us translate one scripture wrong, or fall in a moment of weakness, or say the wrong thing, or not have an agreement in doctrine, or commit a sin, or offend another, or not live up to the expectations of others, and then watch fault finders jump out of their chairs with much finger pointing and fussing. These are works of Darkness, the works that come forth from those who have not crucified unto themselves the desires of the Devil. How is Satan able to make the people of God so easily forget the words of our God who has instructed us to forbear with one another, to forgive one another, to be patient with one another, to help one another, to encourage one another, and show mercy towards one another? As I listened to the words in this vision, these venomous accusations being spewed out, one against another, and one church against another, I also realized that I was able to hear another voice coming forth, from where I do not know. It was the voice of the most wicked and sinister laugh that I have ever heard; it was as a laugh that was coming from some one being that believed that he was in complete control; a laugh from one who seemed to be completely confident that there was nothing that anyone could do to break the power of control that he possessed. I knew that this laugh must have been the same laugh that Goliath mocked Israel with, especially when he saw David come forth as Israel’s champion; and we all know what Goliath’s end was. But even more than Goliath’s laugh, this laugh that I heard was far more sadistic; more like that intimidating voice that

 

John 6:46 “Why do you call me Lord and do not that which I say?”

 

Galatians 5:24 “Those that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh its affections and desires.”.

 

John 8:44 Jesus said, “You are of your father the Devil and the desires (to accuse and find fault) of your father you will do…”

 

2 Kings 18:28-33 “Then Rab-shakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in the Jews’ language and spoke saying, “Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria: Thus says the king, “Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you out of his hand and neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD saying, “The Lord will surely deliver us and this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria…33 Has any of the gods of the nations delivered at all his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?”

 

While I was still meditating on this vision when the Spirit of the Lord brought to my remembrance the condition that Paul found the church at Corinth to be in; that is, he found a body there also that had not yet beheaded its carnal mind, still subject to the natural wisdom that desires to strive, find fault with others, accuse, argue, and point the finger at one another. Paul then wrote to them saying in I Corinthians 3:1-3 “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with meat; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal. For when there is envy, strife, and divisions among you; are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? Paul had obviously found in Corinth a church that was a identical to the body that I saw in my vision; one where the children of God had no shame in their fussing or pointing their fingers at one another, even though Jesus commanded us only to love one another. O if the carnally minded church understood that there is truly another state of mind that the Lord has called us into; a state of mind where the wisdom of God rules. When the wisdom of God rules over the thoughts of the mind, then there shall not be found any fussing or pointing the finger; and neither shall there be found there any judging or accusing, even when one is caught in the act of adultery. For the mind that the wisdom of God rules over is the spiritual mind that was also in Christ Jesus, who thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Is not the wisdom of God the same as or equal to the wisdom that is in God? But who is willing to make his own wisdom and understanding a sacrifice before the Lord, laying down the righteousness of his own judgments, his own comparisons, in his own understanding, his own accusations, his own contentions, his own doctrines, and his own unforgiveness so that the love, and the mercy, and the forgiveness of God might be resurrected in the thoughts of his heart? Who will allow for himself to be offended of his own judgments of others rather than to be offended by the mistakes, the sins, the faults, and weaknesses of others?

 

James 3:14-16 “But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, do not glory; and lie not against this truth. This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, and devilish (of the Devil); for where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”

 

I Corinthians 1:18 1 “For the preaching of the cross (the daily cross) is foolishness to them that are perishing; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent (Isa.29:13,14).

 

Romans 12:1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service; and be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

 

Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your works to the Lord and your thoughts shall be established.”

 

Why is it that the love and goodness of God leads his people to repent of the evil and wicked thoughts of the carnal mind, but many are led to point the finger and fuss at them who have such thoughts? Are we not his workmanship? Does no the Lord have power to transform the thoughts in our mind? Is it not written that there is no greater love that a man can have for his brethren than to lay down his life for them; that is, the life of the old man who walks after the righteousness of his own judgments that do nothing but bring forth harmful accusations, strife, hatred, hurt feelings, bitter arguments, hopeless condemnations, and that merciless pointing of the finger? Only the wisdom of this world uses the tongue as a sword to pierce, to wound the heart, to separate, and to divide with such wicked and poisonous words; and only God himself can destroy this wisdom for those who are willing to lay it down before him. Jesus said in Matthew 8:20 “Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has no where to lay his head.” Is not Christ to be the head of the body? How can any man have the mind of Jesus Christ when he continues to hold on to, honor, trust, believe, and esteem the old wisdom and natural understanding that only desires to believe the lies that lust to fuss and point the finger? How can Christ become the head except in those who are willing to submit themselves to be beheaded, allowing and asking the Lord to destroy the wisdom and the natural understanding that instructs them to do these evil and wicked works. Only after the beheading shall Jesus find a place to rest is head; a head filled with the spiritual thoughts of God’s wisdom and understanding that leads us to love and forgive one another.

 

Romans 8:13 “If you live after the flesh, you will die; but if you, through his Spirit, do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live.”

 

Romans 2:3-5 “And do you think this, O man, you who judge those who do such things and you do the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?”

 

John 8:10-12 “When Jesus had lifted himself up and saw no one but the woman, he said to her, “Woman, where are your accusers? Has no man condemned you?” She said, “No man, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.” Then Jesus said to them, “I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.

 

Colossians 1:9-13 “ “For this cause we also, since the day that we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding so that you might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with might according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; giving thanks to the Father, which has made us ready to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son”

 

1 Corinthians 3:19 “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, “He takes the wise in their own craftiness. (The wise of this world are going to be judged with their own judgments and accusations).”

 

Romans 15:5-7 “Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus so that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive you one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.”

 

I was continuing to inquire of the Lord concerning more about this vision when the Lord spoke in a loud voice to me and directed me to read the letters to the seven churches.

 

Letters to the Seven Churches

 

Revelation 2:1-3:22 “Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things says he that holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; “I know your works and your labor, and your patience, and how you cannot bear them which are evil: and you have tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and have found them to be liars: and have borne, and had patience, and for my name’s sake hast labored, and have not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against you because you have left your first love. Therefore remember from where you are fallen and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come to you quickly, and I will remove your candlestick out of his place except you repent. But this you have in that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He that has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches: To him that overcomes I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

 

And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These things say the first and the last, which was dead and is alive: I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the Devil shall cast some of you into prison so that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: Be you faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life. He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; He that overcomes shall not be hurt of the second death.

 

And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things says he which has the sharp sword with two edges: I know your works, and where you dwell, even where Satan’s seat is: and you hold fast my name, and have not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwells. But I have a few things against you, because you have them there that hold to the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. So have you also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent, or else I will come quickly to you, and I will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To him that overcomes I will give to eat of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written which no man knows except he that receives it.

 

And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things says the Son of God, who has his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; I know your works, and charity, and service, and faith, and your patience, and your works; and the last to be more than the first. Notwithstanding I have a few things against you because you suffer that woman Jezebel, which calls herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searches the reins and hearts: and I will give to everyone of you according to your works. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you no other burden. But that which you have already hold fast till I come. And he that overcomes and keeps my works to the end to him will I give power over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star. He that has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

 

3:1 And to the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things says he that has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works, that you have a name that you live, and are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast and repent. If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shall not know what hour I will come upon you. You have a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

 

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things says he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David, he that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens; I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews (Rom.2:28,29), and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have so that no man takes your crown. Him that over-comes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

 

And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, “These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I wish that you were cold or hot. So then because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot I will spew you out of my mouth because you say, “I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing and you do not know that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire so that you may be rich; and white raiment so that you may be clothed and that the shame of your nakedness does not appear. And anoint your eyes with eyesalve so that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcomes I will grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

 

After I got through reading these letters, the Lord then said to me, “As you read these 7 letters, did you see what I saw in my churches? Did you see all of the faults, the errors, and the sins that I found in my churches? But did you see the hand of my love extended towards each one of my churches with the instruction to repent? Is it not written that I correct all those who I love? Did you see in any of these letters where I accused, or pointed the finger, or condemned any, even those that had allowed for Satan to establish his throne among them? Did I accuse, or point the finger, or condemn any of those who have lost their first love for me? Did I even accuse, or point the finger, or condemn any of those who of those who had allowed the spirit of Jezebel among them? If I did not accuse, or point the finger, or condemn any of these, my people, then who have I given permission to accuse, or to point the finger, or to condemn at any of these, my people? From where did the instruction come from for any to do such a perverse thing? Is there anything more perverse and out of order than for a sinner to accuse, or to point the finger, or to condemn others for their sin? Has not my word testified that if there is any among you that thinks he has no sin, then he is deceived of himself? Have I not told you that your adversary the Devil would come in amongst you dressed in sheep’s clothing? It is he who speaks the lies that deceives the carnally minded Christians to fuss and point the finger at their brethren. I told you that he was the most cunning of creatures; and seeing that his only desire is to bring destruction and death on all the saints, he then speaks the lies that tempt those who are wise in their own eyes to judge and condemn others, even without any mercy, knowing that those who doing nothing but bringing destruction and death upon themselves through their judgments and condemnations of others. I correct”, says the Lord. “Do I bring divisions and schisms among my own people. Never; and neither do I bring damnation or condemnation to any, even though many of my people are deceived to think so; but the deceived are ignorant and do not understand the judgment of their Lord. It is not my will that any should be destroyed or perish, but that all should be saved.

 

Hebrews 12:6 “For whom the Lord loves he corrects, and scourges every son whom he receives.”

 

Matthew 7:1-3 Jesus said, “Judge not so that you be not judged; for with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.

 

Romans 2:1-4 “Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whosoever you are who judges; for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge do the same things (have faults, sin, and make mistakes). But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who do (judge, accuse, point the finger) such things. Do you think this, O man, you who judge who do those things (have faults, sin, make mistakes), and you doing the same that you will escape the judgment of God?”

 

1 John 1:8 “If we say that we have no sin, then we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us”.

 

Matthew 12:34-37 Jesus said, “Brood (children of) of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the Day of Judgment; for by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned.”

 

Jeremiah 5:3-4 “O Lord, are not your eyes on the truth? You have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return. Therefore I said, “Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the Lord, nor the judgment of their God.

 

Jeremiah 8:7 “Yes, the stork in the heaven knows her appointed times; and the turtle, and the crane, and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people do not know the judgment of the Lord.”

 

Proverbs 28:5 Evil men do not understand judgment, but those who seek the Lord understand all things.”

 

If the Devil seeks to satisfy his lust in bringing damnation and condemnation on my people through finding fault, accusing, blaming, and condemning the faults, the sins, and the weaknesses of your brethren, then shall not his children, who are subject to the same lusts, desire to do the same? Is it not written that in every house there are vessels of honor and vessels of dishonor? Who told them to judge, to find fault with, to accuse, and to point their finger at their brethren? There is only one Judge. Come out from among them, my children, come out from among these vessels of dishonor that call me Lord but do not do that which I say; for did I not command you to love one another? Come out from among them that dishonor the name of love. Come out from among them that are ensnared to fuss and point the finger at their brethren; who judge and accuse those who are covered by my blood. Does not my blood cover a multitude of sins? Did I ask any of those in the seven churches to come out from among those who were weak or that had fallen sin? No; I only asked them to repent. It is my will that none should perish but that all should repent. As my will was then, so is my will now. I am still asking my people to repent of their faults, their sins and their weaknesses, but I am also asking my people to come out from among those who accuse, who find fault, who would blame, and who point the finger at others for their faults, sins and weaknesses; those who choose to judge and accuse rather than to love and forgive. Come out from among those who by their own lusts have appointed themselves to be God and judge over my people.

 

John 8:44 “You are of your father the Devil, and the lusts of your father you will do (accuse, point the finger, find fault with: see John 8:3-12) He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie (his accusations), he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

 

1 John 3:15 “Whosoever hates (thinks evil of) his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”

 

Isaiah 58:9-11 “If you take away from the midst of you the yoke of putting forth of the finger and speaking vanity; and if you draw out your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in obscurity and your darkness shall be as the noonday: And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy your soul in drought and make fat your bones. You shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.”

 

James 4:11-12 “Do not speak evil one of another, brethren. He that speaks evil of his brother and that judges his brother speaks evil of the law and judges the law. If you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one lawgiver who is able to save and to destroy: who are you that judge another?”

 

Titus 3:1-2 “Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities: to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.”

 

O, if those vessels of dishonor had just come to me and asked me to remove the beam out of their eyes. I would have done so! Do not be afraid of their fussing or the pointing of their finger, but come out from among them and ask for me to remove the beam from your own eyes, lest you also be made a partaker of their sins. Seek for, cry out, and call for the wisdom that comes from above; the wisdom of God that desires and delights in loving your brethren unconditionally: the wisdom that delights in showing mercy to all, the wisdom that delights in forbearing with those who are weak in their flesh, and the wisdom that only knows to forgive and forget. My wisdom is that loving spirit that loves all those who are in these seven churches, even with their faults, with their sins, and in the times of their weakness. My wisdom yearns to lead them all into repentance. Those who love to fuss and point the finger will not find anything to be desired in her, for they only delight themselves in the strife and divisions that are birthed out of this world’s wisdom. This world’s wisdom is the matrix that births all the wicked and evil desires that delight in judging, in finding fault with, in accusing, in blaming, in pointing the pointing the finger, and in condemning others. Only those who have followed me, having taken up their crosses and crucified unto themselves these Devilish desires to accuse the brethren, shall find the way to escape from the darkness that inhabits the wisdom of this world.

 

I Corinthians 1:18,19 “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us who are being saved, it is the power of God; for it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”

 

Isaiah 47:10 “For you have trusted in your wickedness: you have said, “None sees me”. Your wisdom and your knowledge, it has perverted you; and you have said in your heart, “I am, and none else beside me.”

 

Luke 18::9-14 “Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus within himself, “God, I thank you that I am not like other men….”

 

Zephaniah 3:15 “The Lord has taken away your judgments; he has cast out your enemy. The king of Israel, even the Lord, is in the midst of you, and you shall not see evil any more.”

 

James 4:2 “…you have not because you ask not (the taking away of the pointing of the finger and our judgments of others).”

 

Then the Lord once again took me back into this same vision, where I saw again these same churches that are located at the different parts and different joints of the body. This time I could more clearly hear what they fussing about: “You have allowed the spirit of Jezebel and other religious spirits into your church; surely God is done with you. You have the spirit of antichrist and you are not of us”; and, “You have lost your first love and surrendered the affection of your heart to the spirit of antichrist; surely the Lord has now abandoned you”; and, “You follow after the spirit of antichrist and work the works of iniquity; you are possessed with religious spirits and you are not of us. Surely the Lord is finished with you”; and, “Antichrist has deceived you with his lies and God is going to spew you out of his mouth because you have become lukewarm; you are not of us.” On, and on, and on the evil suspicions, the accusations, the blaming, the arguments, the fault finding, the strife, the slander, and the pointing of the finger continued, one member of the body against another. By now I could not believe that I had originally laughed at anything that I was now seeing in this vision; it was just plain sickening and disheartening to see and hear the words that were spewing out their mouths. In fact, I have never seen saw such finger pointing, such anger, such envy, such criticizing, such division, such blame, such jealousy, such contention, or such endless arguments anywhere. It was not hard to see that though these churches were only members and joints of the body, they each thought that they were “the whole body of Christ”, and none could see any need at all for what the other members of the body might be able to supply. What grieved me more than the words that I heard was the appearance of disgust and contempt that I saw on each person’s face as he or she continued to spew out these wicked words out of their mouths. I could also clearly see that each person was very strong in his belief that he was so righteous in the judgment that he or she was using to accuse and point the finger at the faults, the sins, and the weaknesses of his brethren. I neither saw any grace nor did I hear any truth in any of their words.

 

Isaiah 65:2 “I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people that walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts.

 

It was also on this revisit back into this vision that heard another voice coming from the midst of all of this fussing; a small voice that was as quiet as a whisper. I then tried to block out all of that fussing from my ears so that I could solely focus on this small voice and what it was saying. Suddenly I heard it, and even though it was a soft voice, I could clearly hear it saying, “Come out; come out of her my people. Come out of this harlot church that does not cease from fussing or from the pointing of the finger. Come out of her lest you be made a partaker of her sins by fussing and pointing your fingers at others; thus bringing damnation upon your own heads. Come out from those who seek to control my flock with their fussing and their pointing of the finger. Come out from those who seek to control my people with judgments and intimidations. Come out of her for this is the hour of her judgment; and great is the Lord who judges her. Come out, and come to me, and I will be your God. What fellowship do those who love one another have with those who judge and accuse one another? What fellowship do the faithful have with the doubters? What fellowship does light have with darkness? What fellowship do the righteous have with the whorish hypocrites? What fellowship do those have allowed for God to make them to be the work of his hands with those who work the works of their own hands? What fellowship do the humble have with the proud? What fellowship do believe my instructions with those mock and scoff at them? Come out from among those who refuse to behead the enmity of the carnal mind. Come out and separate yourselves unto me and I will be your Father, and you will be my people. Come out!

 

Revelation 18:4-8 “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins and that you do not receive her plagues; For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. How much has she glorified herself and lived deliciously. So much torment and sorrow she gives: for she says in her heart, “I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow”. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day: death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her.”

 

Romans 2:3-7 “And do you think this, O man, you that judge them which do such things and you do the same, that you shall escape the judgment of God? Do you despises the riches of his goodness, and his forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? But after your hardness and impenitent heart you treasure up to yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God: who will render to each one according to his works”.

John 10:2-5 “He that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

 

II Corinthians:14-18 “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what concord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has he that believes with an infidel? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, “I will dwell in them and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Wherefore come out from among them, and be you separate”, says the Lord, “and touch not the unclean thing and I will receive you, and I will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters”, says the Lord Almighty.

 

Isaiah 64:6,7 “But we are all as an unclean thing and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities (self-righteousness; being Lord and God over your own Christianity), like the wind, have taken us away. And there is none that calls on your name, that stirs up himself up to take hold of you. For you have hid your face from us and have consumed us because of our iniquities.”

 

Matthew 23:27-28 “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whited tombs which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within you are full of dead bones and of all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.”

 

II Timothy 3:1-5 “Know this also, that in the last days perilous times shall come; for men shall be lovers of their ownselves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unholy, unthankful, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God and having a form of godliness (outward appearance of righteousness) but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

 

II Thessalonians 3:6 (AMP) “Now we charge you brethren, in the name and on the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) that you withdraw and keep away from every brother (fellow believer) who is slack in the performance of duty and is disorderly, living as a shirker and not walking in accord with the traditions and instructions that you have received from us.

 

II Thessalonians 3:6-7 “But we command you brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition (love) which he received from us.”

 

1 Timothy 6:3-5 “If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, the words of our Lord Jesus Christ (love), and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words (division and strife), from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, constant friction between men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.

 

As I heard these words, the Spirit of the Lord brought into my remembrance something the Lord taught early in my walk. One Sunday I had attended a church that I had never before attended; and while I was there, the pastor railed on accused, and without any mercy judged and accused a certain politician. Even though I was still just a baby Christian, I sat there thinking within myself how this man could think to do such a thing when the scriptures clearly state that we should not judge others. Then the Lord spoke to me and said, “Do you see what this man is doing?” I answered and said, “Yes Lord, he is judging another.” The Lord then said, “No, he is sowing fear in the hearts of his congregation. He is doing this by ruthlessly fussing and pointing his finger at this man so that if anyone in his congregation does not do as he says, he is getting them to believe that he will stand behind his pulpit and ruthlessly fuss and point his finger at them. He is doing this to gain control over the flock; for he knows that if the congregation fears him, they will follow after the counsel of his words rather than the counsel of my words. This is the man who intimidates and threatens with his words to get the people to believe his words. My ministers always obey the counsels of my words, and they also steer the hearts of my people to do the same.”, says the Lord. “If I said, “Judge not”; then my ministers will also agree and say, “Judge not”. My ministers walk with me; and two can not walk together except they are in agreement. Herein is the difference between my ministers and teachers and the false ministers and teachers.”

 

John 14:26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you.”

 

1 Peter 5:2-4 “Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind. And neither as being lords over God’s heritage (as one in control), but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear you shall receive a crown of glory that fades not away.”

 

Amos 3:3 “Can two walk together except they be agreed?”

 

I then cried out, “O Lord; where are the vessels of honor? Where is the real love of God that goes beyond that which man corrupts with his play acting? Where is the patience and forbearance that we are to have towards one another? Where is the encouragement and edification? Where is the mercy and forgiveness? Where is the body where every joint and every member supplies for the lack of his brother? Where are those who seek to believe your words rather than trying to overthrow them with their reasonings and false doctrines? Where is the body that has Christ for its head and the brethren that are united in love? Where are those who will not settle for anything other than the true love that Father has promised his people? Oh Lord, how big is that beam that blinds the eyes of the self-righteousness? One speaks in tongues, and then criticizes his brother; and he thinks that he is righteous. One offers up his tithes and offerings, and then speaks evil of those who disagree with him, and he is still confident that how he sees things is the righteous way they should be seen. One helps out in a soup kitchen, and then accuses another of committing adultery; and he thinks within himself that he is like Jesus. I reckon Paul, he who was not blinded by his own righteousness, said it best; “Though I have spoken in the tongues of angels; and though I have been taught understanding in all mysteries; and though I have faith to move mountains; yet, if I have not love, I am nothing (especially not a judge and ruler over God’s people).”

 

Ephesians 4:11-16 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, evangelists; and some, prophets; and some, pastors and teachers: for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ until we all come into the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ so that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men and their cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. But speaking the truth in love so that we may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, making increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”

 

Then the Lord said to me, “Have I not paid a great price for my people? Does not the blood that my love shed for my people cover the multitudes of their faults, and their sins, and the weaknesses, even those that still remain within them? When fault, or sin, or weakness abounds in my people, what do I bring forth: the fussing and the pointing of the finger or the grace of my love? Do I give up on my people or do I extend to them the hand of forgiveness and mercy? Do I degrade, or belittle, or shame, or mock any of my people in these times or do I allow for my goodness to come forth and lead my people to repentance? I did not come for a righteous people, but I came for the sinners who believe on me; and it is their belief in the truth about my love and mercy that I account for righteousness. If in these most troublesome of times my love is able to stretch out the hands of my mercy towards my people, then why would not the rest of the members of my body do the same as the head does? Am I the head of the members of my body that do not respond to the counsels of my thoughts? Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but where shall the Son of God rest his head if my people refuse me?

 

1 Samuel 12:20 “And Samuel said to the people, “Fear not: though you have done all this wickedness see that you do not yet turn not aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart.”

 

Matthew 8:20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has no where to lay his head.”

 

Revelation 20:4 “And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.”

 

Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.”

 

Romans 5:20 “Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound; but where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.”

 

If the members of my body had just believed my words and removed that beam of self-righteousness from out of their eyes, then they would not have fussed and pointed their finger; for they would have ceased from doing these works of the Devil: to accuse, to find fault with, to point their finger at others, and to condemn. Every man is going to be judged according to his works; and those who have judged and accused are going to be judged according to their own judgments and accusations; and those who have not judged are not going to be judged. Would he who has lost his first love have accused another member of having the spirit of Jezebel except that he has a beam in his own eye? Would he who has been deceived of himself have pointed his finger at him who had become lukewarm except that he was blinded by the righteousness of his own judgments? Is it possible for any man to judge righteously who judges according to appearances; seeing that he judges according to that which seems right in his own eyes? Did it not seem right for them to take that woman who was caught in the very act of adultery, and then judge her, accuse her, and condemn her? Consider also this: Was there one man in Israel who was able to rightly judge of himself who the Son of God was? No, not one. Shall the elbow judge righteously when it judges the foot according to the functions and abilities of the elbow? Would the ear be able to judge the hip correctly if it compares and measures the abilities and functions of the hip according to the abilities and functions of the ear? What body member is able to rightly judge of itself the other members of my body when it does not even understand or comprehend the abilities and functions of the other members and joints in my body? What member of my body is able to judge correctly another member when it does not understand or know the grace of my love? I alone am the head of the body; I alone am Judge over my body! I alone understand and know all of the functions and abilities of my body. I did not ask you to understand these all of these functions and abilities, but I have asked you all to understand and know how to love one another.

 

Romans 2:1 “Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whosoever you are who judges; for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself… 7 For God will render to each one according to his works”.

 

Matthew 7:1-5 Judge not so that you be not judged; for with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged; and with what measure you measure, it shall measure you. And why do you behold the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the beam that is in your own eye? Or how will you say to your brother, “Let me pull the speck out of your eye; and behold, a beam is in your own eye? You hypocrite; first cast out the beam out of your own eye; and then shall you see clearly to cast out the speck in your brother’s eye.”

 

Proverbs 21:2 “Every way of man is right in his own eyes…”

 

I Corinthians 2:14-16 “But the natural man (carnally minded Christians) does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.”

 

So again, whose head is it that counsels and directs my body saying, “Judge your brother; point out all of his weaknesses and faults; measure your brother against your own righteousness; accuse him at every opportunity you get; show him no mercy; blame him when he offends you; do not forget his sins; and be always suspicious of the beloved? Remember that which I said, that whatsoever you do or say to the least of my brethren, you do it unto me. Did you not know that I am that member of the body, and that I am he who the ignorant fuss and point their finger at? Do you see now how the divided church is divided against me? My people do not know me; for the knee thinks within itself that I am only like unto the abilities and the functions of the knee; and the elbow thinks within itself that I am only like unto the abilities and the functions of the elbow; and the eye thinks within itself that I am only like unto the functions and abilities of the eye. The abilities and the functions that I have given to the eye are outside the box of the abilities and functions that I have given to those who are at the knee; and the abilities and functions that I have given to the elbow are outside of the box of the abilities and functions that I have given to the knee. I am the body, and all of the members and joints of the body are me because the body is mind. I am outside of the box to all the members and joints, and there are none who can know me in my fullness except those who come together in oneness with the rest of the joints and members of my body. You are all members of my body; but those who think that I am only like the image of their member or joint is blind, and he does not know me.

 

Romans 1:18-25 “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God (his love) is manifest in them; for God has showed it to them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful. But they became vain in their imaginations and their foolish heart was darkened; and professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image like corruptible man (an accuser, a fault finger, slanderer), and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness (self-rightoeusness/Isa.64:6) through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: who changed the truth of God (his love) into a lie, and they worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

 

The blind, the foolish, and the ignorant are those who have not allowed for me to remove the beam from their eyes; that beam of self-righteousness that judging and accusing others. It is only this beam that keeps them imprisoned to the blindness of the false church: Mystery Babylon. These are they who through the desires for their own glory keep exalting themselves through fussing and pointing their finger at others, not knowing that they are only building and storing up condemnation and wrath against their ownselves because of the perverse judgment that remains in their eyes. They have refused to be beheaded, thus allowing themselves to be grafted into my body. Did I not say that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the Pharisees, you shall in no way enter into the kingdom of God? Did not the Pharisees delight in using the very scriptures themselves to accuse, to hate, to judge, to find fault with, to blame, to think evil of, to look down their nose at, and to point their finger at others? And did they not also attempt to use these same scriptures to accuse and judge me of; me, the only begotten Son of God in whom Father was well-pleased with? Oh, the wicked works of spirit of antichrist; that spirit that moves to tempt my people with unbelief, with rebellion, with doubts, with reasons, and with fears. This is the spirit that entices my people to save their own lives, to keep their own heads. This is the spirit that speaks these lying words for no other purpose than to keep the members of my body separated and divided. Who will lay down his life for my sake, allowing for my love to remove the beam of his own self-righteous judgments from his eyes? Who will lay down his life so that he may receive my life; to love, to do good, to think no evil, to forgive, and to show mercy towards all men. Who will allow for me to raise up my love in their hearts and minds; a love that loves regardless of the weaknesses, or the sins, or the faults that may be seen in their brethren?”

 

Titus 3:3-6 “For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another; but after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior.”

 

Romans 8:13 “For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live.”

 

Ephesians 4:21-32 “If it be so that you have heard him and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus, that you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying and let every man speak truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. Be you angry and sin not. Let not the sun go down on your wrath and neither give place to the Devil29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying so that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice: and you be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you.”

 

1 Timothy 6:3-5 “If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, the words of our Lord Jesus Christ (love), and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words (division and strife), from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, constant friction between men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.

 

Those who have followed after me will not be found among these rebellious children who accuse, who judge, and who point the finger at their brethren because they have been delivered from the desires of the Devil. What fellowship do those have who delight in doing the will of God with those who only delight in doing their own will? Remember that I said, “Do not look for the living among the dead”; so also, do not look for those who follow me to be found in the house that is divided against me; for they have come out. Do not be troubled, for I always have a remnant that has a heart for me; that is, a people who delight in knowing me and who desire for me to change their hearts and minds into my likeness. These will not bow their hearts to serve the counsel of any words that do not come from my head. Many are called, but only a few are chosen; for only a few will take up their crosses and crucify the enmity of the carnal mind so as to allow their minds to be surrendered to me. Just as the members and joints of your body are surrendered unto your thoughts, so also do those who love me surrender themselves to me, the head of my body. Those who have beheaded the enmity, have beheaded that beastly nature that inhabits the thoughts of the mind with doubt, with scorn, with hate, with reasonings, with pride, with strife, with all fear, with rebellion, with unbelief of my words, as well as with all manner of fussing and pointing the finger. Only when the enmity has been slain will I be allowed to be the head of my body; and only then shall the brethren be able to dwell in unity, having no division or schism among them. I am one; and my body is one. I am one. I am love. I am your one and only Lover. I am the love that makes all to be one. Come out; for it is impossible for any who stand against me, that is, against the members of my body, to be able stand in the days ahead. The house that is divided shall not be able to stand against that which is coming on the earth. Come out and come to me”, says the Lord. “Remember, it is only when the brethren come together in unity that all of the powers of Satan are going to be broken; and I have a remnant that greatly desires to see the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of their God.”

 

Matthew 12:25 “And Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every house divided against itself shall not stand”.

Prophecy Concerning Lakeland

October 22, 2008

I found this at http://www.etpv.org/2008/ll7trojc.html  :

 

Lakeland – 7 Seals – The Revelation of Jesus Christ

Mitt Jeffords

South Carolina USA

 

 

July 8 2008

Dream And Three Visions Concerning That Which Has Begun In Lakeland, Fla.

 

The Judgment Of The Body Of Christ; The Revelation Of Jesus Christ; And The Opening Of The Seven Seals

 

Preface

 

Let me start out by saying that this is the hardest word that I have posted or ever sent, not because of any fear of attack or persecution because the Lord has delivered me from those fears. No, it has been hard because when I finished writing this dream and 3 visions that are accompanied, I saw some of my “old man” in me that is like unto that which was in Jonah; that is, there are simply some people that might read and receive this word, and it might lead them to repent, and I really do not desire to see this happen. Even so, I see this evil intent in my heart, I have confessed, and have been waiting for the Lord to grant to me this repentance. I know the Lord is able to grant this repentance to me because of multitudes of times that he has previously done this for me; my flesh for his Spirit. For over 60 days I continued with the Lord while he gave to me and the interpretation of this dream and the 3 visions. Unlike all of the visions and dreams that the Lord has given to me in the past, these all concern the present move that the Lord has started to move in among his people. But when I finished writing these things, I found myself just sitting here, full of anger towards “the saints” that have so easily allowed for themselves to be deceived and used by Satan to hinder and obstruct the move of the living God. So I prayed and waited for the Lord to come and destroy this earthy wisdom that has no love or compassion towards those who love finding fault and accusing their brethren. I sat still knowing that the Lord would come to change my heart towards these accusers and fault finders because there was a period of years in my own walk where I had done the same towards other Christians that did not live up to or measure up to the “standard” that I thought that all Christians should say and do. Until the Lord himself corrected me of this, I thought that I was so righteous in how I judged my brethren, but I was as blind as any hypocrite that has ever walked. Thanks be to God because his goodness has led me to repentance; and by his mercy, he opened my eyes and corrected me of my blindness. Now Lord, come and give me your wisdom so that I delight in loving those who are doing that which I myself once did; accusing and finding fault with their brethren.

 

It is written in Matthew 10:5-8 “These twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded saying, “Go not into the way of the Gentiles, nor enter into any city of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach saying, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: for freely you have received, freely give.” What a holy anointing! Is this not the anointing that everyone of us has desired to walk in? Wow; surely there must be some realm of holiness or godliness that we must attain to before we receive the command and the authority to go forth to perform such great and mighty works in the name of the Lord. Surely we must be found to be with error, without guile, and without reproach to be so entrusted with such a holy anointing. But wait a minute, if this was so, then how could it have been possible for these 12 men to have received such a holy anointing? For later on, this man Peter allowed Satan to speak through him when he tempted him not to go to Jerusalem to fulfill the will of God. And even though he found grace and forgiveness from the Lord, later on he then publicly denied that he was in any way acquainted with Jesus Christ. And this man Thomas, he was filled with the sins of doubt, that he could hardly even believe what he actually witnessed with his eyes. Surely these could not have been men that the Lord Jesus Christ had anointed with the mighty power of God; would he?

 

Wait a minute; what about the beloved and gentle disciple John? You know, the one who, with his brother James, desired to call fire down from heaven to destroy an entire village of men, and women, and children, all because they did not receive Jesus because had not intended to stop there at all to preach the kingdom of God because his heart was set on going to Jerusalem. Have you tried to talk with someone and you knew they were not listening to a word you said? How would like for someone to call fire down on you just because the person you were speaking with was paying attention to what you were saying? What a loving and gentle heart, to call fire down and destroy a village? Is it any wonder that Jesus rebuked them saying, “You do not know what manner of Spirit you are of?” If you did not know what manner of Spirit that you are of, then surely the Lord would not have possibly anointed them with such a powerful holy anointing; would he? And then there was Philip who was so blind and ignorant as to who Jesus really was that he said, “Lord, show us the Father”.

 

Then of course, of these 12 men that the Lord Jesus Christ had anointed to perform these miraculous works of God, there was none other than Judas; a man who allowed himself to get so deceived by Satan that he betrayed the Son of the living God. How could a man who had been anointed to heal the sick and raise the dead, then later go forth and betray the Son of the living God? And then when they came to arrest Jesus, the 11 who had been filled with such a powerful anointing, fled like chickens in great terror and fear. Were these the same men that Jesus had anointed to do the works that would bear witness before all men of the love and the power of the living God? If these 11 were not enough, what about the apostle Paul; he who loved the truth so much that he could not help declaring that was the chief sinner among men; and he knew that what he had confessed was true. And this same Paul acknowledged that the things of the Lord that he desired to do, he could not do; and the things that he desired not do (sin), those things he did. What do you expect to find from a group of men who followed a man who willingly broke the Law of Moses concerning the Sabbath just so he could heal sick and dying men? What a field day everyone would have accusing and finding fault with this group of guys, always pointing their fingers at every little misstatement or fault, just as they are accusing and finding fault with Todd Bentley, even though the Lord himself saw fit to anoint him with power to do the same works as the 12? Oh, how blind I am; I forgot that these 11, 12 if you include Paul, as well as their leader Jesus Christ, they were persecuted and crucified because the people of God pointed their finger, accused, and found fault with them. Why, because they could not measure up to images of righteousness that the hypocrites judge others with. And the hypocrites will say, “Oh no, no, no, no; now that Todd, he is a different person from the apostles. We have the right to find fault with and accuse him, even though he is doing the same works that Jesus anointed the 12 to do.”

 

The power of the Darkness is truly seen in how the hypocrites accuse and find fault with their brethren, and they are so convinced in their own eyes that God must surely be seeing as they see things. Only in the eyes of the blind is Todd a different person from the apostles because the one thing that those who truly see is that they know that they are blind; that we are all captive in a world of illusions of blindness that deceive each one of us into believing that how we see and interpret things, especially God and the things of God, is the right way those things should be seen. We will argue, fight, reject, accuse, mock, kill, and hate all those who do not see things the way that we see it. What a foundation for division and strife. If there was no God, then none of us would be under the power of this illusion; but there is a God, and he says in 1 Samuel 16:7 “The Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

 

Proverbs 21:2 “Every way of man is right in his own eyes; but the Lord ponders the heart.”

 

Proverbs 16:25 “There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof is the way of death.”

 

I found out just how great my blindness was compared to how the true and living God sees us. About three years ago the Lord sent me to a conference that was being hosted by a man that I very little agreement concerning the God and the words of God. In fact the only thing that we had in common was that we both knew that the other was hearing the voice of the Lord. It was the understanding of the Lord’s words that we did not agree on. It was a week long conference and with travel days included, my wife and I would be gone about 8 or 9 days. Right before I was to leave, the Lord made me aware that this was a trip I was to go on without my wife, which disappointed me because we really enjoy traveling together; and I just said, “Okay Lord.” Then about 10 hours into the trip, or about half way, darkness started creeping into my thoughts with counsels that were tempting me to be angry with the Lord because he did not allow my wife to accompany me on such a long road trip. One thought led to another, and the next thing that I knew I had devised a plan in mind that I was really that conscious that I had done; and the plan was devised “to get back at God” for not allowing my wife to accompany me on this trip.

 

The plan was that I take some word of God that this man and I disagreed on; then let disagreement give me an excuse to leave the conference and return home. Good plan. I had traveled about 100 miles down the road after I made this plan when the Lord spoke to suddenly and said, “Now Mitt, this man is seeking for my glory, and I do not see any unrighteousness in him; and I do not want you to find any unrighteousness in him either”. Before I had a moment to really comprehend what the Lord had said to me, the Spirit of the Lord quickened two verses of scripture to me: the first being that where Jesus said that he did that which he “saw” his heavenly Father do; and then that which is written in Luke 6:46 where Jesus asked, “How can you call me Lord and do not do that which I say to do?” Then it really sunk into me what the Lord had spoken to me. I then answered, “Lord, is that all that it takes for you to see a man righteously, is for him to be seeking for your glory? How can you see like that? How is it possible for me to not see any unrighteousness in this man when he is wrong?” The more I meditated on what the Lord had spoken to me, the more I realized just how spiritually blind I was compared to how the Lord sees us. I then did the only thing that I knew to do, and that was to pray and ask, “Lord, will you open my eyes so that I might see as you see?”

 

John 7:18 Jesus said, “He who speaks of himself seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.”

 

Romans 3:10-11 “As it is written, “There is none righteous, no, not one: there is none that understands; there are none that seek after God.”

 

You guessed it; for the entire week, just about every word that this man spoke in that week long conference, I disagreed with; and on a couple occasions I could not could my tongue tamed and voiced my disagreement. I was like tormented the entire week with frustration and anger, saying over and over, “Lord, I am so blind; I cannot possibly see how you can have eyes that do not see any unrighteousness with this man because all of his interpretations are according to his own understanding?” Then the lord spoke to me and said, “The blood, Mitt; the blood that my love shed for all of you covers all of the sins of his and your unrighteousness. I will correct this man of his blindness in due time; but until I do, just forgive him and love him”. “Lord, please open my eyes to see him as you see.” Today, this man and I still differ on so many interpretations, but the Lord has given me a heart to love this man; and through that love, my eyes now see right past the things that we do not agree with. I earnestly pray daily for him, and think often of him. I now have just begun to understand how the Lord our God is able to love sinners; it is in the seeing of his vision that we are so blind to see.

 

When the Lord led me to watch Todd Bentley, I also saw a lot of scriptural error in him, but the one thing that I could clearly see was that this is a man seeking for the glory of God; and I knew that my heavenly Father did not see any unrighteousness in him. I have received many unsolicited e-mails attacking Todd, and the darkness in these E-mails oozes with wickedness and evil; for they are words that are intending to discredit Todd, while Satan’s true intent is that if you can discredit Todd, then you can destroy the works of God that are being performed through the anointing that is on Todd. Let the brethren that are doing this take strong to their words, but let them also remember that Satan was able to speak through Peter, and though our Lord Jesus rebuked him, he also forgave and loved him. But the message is, let not Satan use any of us to revile that which God is now begun in Lakeland, Florida because neither Satan nor those who is uses, is going to be able to stop this which God has now begun. Todd is no different than the 12 that Jesus anointed with his power 2000 years ago. We live in a world where in the natural, we all believe that how we see and interpret things is the right way things should be seen and interpreted; especially God and the words of God. In truth, “God is love; and the only reality is that love “sees”, and all other sight is blindness and vanity. But thanks be to God, there is one who is able to open blind eyes. He who holds onto the righteousness of his blindness in this hour will not be able to partaker in the revelation (sudden seeing) of Jesus Christ that has now begun.

 

2 Peter 1:4-9 “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.”

 

 

Dream Given Concerning The Revival In Lakeland, Florida.

 

I recently returned from three days at the Lakeland Revival, and the first night that I was there I received this dream. Then while I was writing the interpretation that the Lord was giving to me concerning the dream, he gave me also three separate visions that went along with the dream. Thanks be to God who reveals the secrets of his plans to his prophets before he performs them so that we may believe when we see it.

 

Amos 3:7 “Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets.”

 

Just a side note, the second night that my wife and I were at the outpouring, I was healed of a serious hip problem that I have had for almost 8 years. I was just sitting there when Todd had a word of knowledge that God was healing someone of hip problem; and it suddenly felt like air conditioning was blowing on my hips. My hips always felt like they were burning, like bone grinding on bone. I then looked around to see if there were any AC vents that were blowing my way, but when I did not see any, I suddenly realized that I was the one that Todd was speaking of, and that the Lord had just healed me. I always had numbness in my feet when my hips were burning, and the numbness was gone also. It was awesome; no one laid any hands on me or even prayed for me; the Lord just gave Todd a word and when he called it out, I was healed immediately. I was not at all expecting such a blessing as this on this trip because this was not the reason that I had gone to Lakeland.

 

*Before I go into the dream the Lord gave to me, let me first explain something that pertains to this dream. I am from South Carolina, and in this state we have what are called “controlled burns”. These “controlled burns” are fires that are deliberately set in a forest of trees, and they are usually done on an annual basis that will allow the forest floor to kept as clean as possible of any dead limbs and leaf debris that may have accumulated in the past year. These “controlled burns” are designed to burn up all the dead debris while actually working to protect the trees. If these “controlled burns” did not take place, and the forest floor kept building up and building up all of this dead debris, and then a wildfire broke out, this dead debris would then act as an accelerant that will allow the flames of that fire to burn higher and hotter; which could in turn burn up and destroy all of the trees. If a “controlled burn” is executed properly, then it would make it almost impossible for any wildfire that might come along to do any damage at all to any of the trees because there would literally be not much debris on the ground to help fuel the fire. During these “controlled burns”, the flames may appear to damage the trees, but they never really get high enough or hot enough to do anything other than blacken the bark at the base of the trees; and that is because the fire only has access to burn the debris that had fallen in the past year. So a “controlled burn” is a fire that could actually save the trees and work to keep them healthy, rather than to destroy them.

 

In this dream, I saw a stand of trees that was under a “controlled burn”. I saw firemen standing all along the outside edges of these trees; and they were just watching the fire to make sure that it did not spread beyond the designated burn area. I then observed that there were actually two different sizes of trees in this stand, which in South Carolina is really unusual because most “controlled burns” occur in forest where the trees were all planted at the same time; which then means that the trees should be around the same height. I saw short trees and tall trees; and the tall trees were just about twice as tall and twice as thick as the short trees.

 

I just then just watching what appeared like an uneventful burn when all of sudden one of the tall trees caught fire at its base, and in just an instant the fire raced all the way to the top, engulfing the entire tree in flames. I then observed as the top ¼ of tree began to stretch into some of bubble that greatly swell up; and looked like some kind of hot oil was bubbling from within and oozing out. I then saw that as this oil oozed out that it ran down the sides of the tree; and as it ran down the tree I saw that it seemed to be acting as some type of accelerant that only caused the fire on that tree to double in size and intensity. The fire at the top of this tree became so intense, and the swollen part grew so big, that it appeared as though it could actually explode at any moment; which is exactly what happened an instant later. The entire tree exploded like some kind of bomb, and the explosion was so powerful that it did not leave behind any part of the tree; it was as if the tree never even existed.

 

I then saw about five of the firemen that had been close to this tree when it exploded, and they were lying on the ground; either dead or in critical condition. Then I saw a few more of these tall trees catch on fire, and it was the same situation with them as it was with the tall tree that I just witnessed explode. I watched these tall trees catch fire, swell up, and then explode. I watched this occur over and over among the tall trees until the end of my dream; and I never once saw any of the smaller trees suffer any kind of damage at all. It was amazing seeing only these tall trees continue to explode, one after another. End of dream.

 

Once I arrived back from Lakeland, I began to seek and ask the Lord for understanding of this dream, and why did he give it to me in Lakeland. The first thing the Lord said to me was this: “Judgment has now begun in the house of the Lord”. I then said: “Judgment? What kind of judgment?” In the three days that I was there in Lakeland, and in the many times that I had watched this revival on God TV since, I did not see or perceive that I was witnessing anything that resembled what I would call “the judgment of the Lord”. Then the Lord said, “Where are my prophets and my apostles who understand judgment, seeing that this is the hour that I have appointed to judge the house of God? This is the hour that my people, from the least to the greatest, are going to be judged on how they see and on what they have believed concerning me; for this is the hour of the “Revelation of Jesus Christ”; the revelation that is going to judge my church. Do you see me? Do you know me? Do you believe on me? Have you seen me in Lakeland?

 

Revelation 1:1 “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him to show unto his servants the things which must first come to pass…”

 

Acts 17:31 “He has appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead.

 

Jeremiah 8:7 “Yea, the stork in the heaven knows her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord.”

 

Proverbs 28:5 “Evil men do not understand judgment, but those who seek the Lord understand all things.”

 

Do you know me? I am the Stone of Stumbling and the Rock of Offense; I am the stone that the proud stumble over and I am the Rock that offends the self-righteous. This is the hour that many are going to stumble and be offended at my revelation. This is the hour when the proud and the self-righteous are going to discover that the truth of God does not have any agreement with doctrines that are established on man’s interpretation of the scriptures, nor with any their time honored traditions, nor with the commandments of men, nor with hypocrisy, nor with the old laws that have been annulled; and all who hold on to these vain lies are going to be offended and stumble in this hour. This is also the hour that the proud and the self-righteous are going to be offended when they see that the living God cannot be controlled or directed by any of these religious doctrines, or by any of man’s traditions, or by any of their laws and commandments, or by the will of man. I am not at all like unto the idols of man’s opinions; opinions that have formed of me whereby men have changed me into images that satisfy their own desires of what they desire for me to be. Many are going to be offended in this hour when they see that the manner that I am coming in does not at all agree with the manner that they are expecting me to come; just as the Jews were offended at me when I did not come the first time in the manner that they were expecting. I am coming with fire, and I am coming to judge.

 

John 9:39-41 “And Jesus said, “For judgment I am come into this world so that they which do not see might see and that they which say that they see might be made blind.”

 

Isaiah 42:1-2 “Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street….6-9 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

 

Romans 9:33-10:1 “As it is written, “Behold, I lay in Zion a stumblingstone and rock of offense: and whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.”

 

1 Peter 2:7-8 “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which are disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner;
and a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient unto that which they was appointed for them.”

 

I am the righteousness of God; I am coming to make way for the new heavens and the new earth wherein the righteousness of God is going to dwell. I am coming to make a dwelling place for my Father and me. I am the righteousness of God that has no agreement with the righteousness of men. I am the righteousness that declares there are none who are righteous; no, not one. I am the righteousness that my own people rejected and despised so that they could continue accounting themselves to be the righteousness of God; I am coming to judge every decision, every work, every judgment, and every opinion that my people have made that has been established on that which appears right in their own eyes. Do not judge according to appearances, but judge righteous judgment. I am not coming to judge any man according to Todd Bentley, but I am coming to judge all those who judge Todd Bentley according to his appearance. I love Todd Bentley because I do not judge as man sees because man is only able to see how things appear. Do you not know that Satan is able to make the works of iniquity to appear as righteous works; that he is able to make the lies of man’s opinions to appear as the truth; and that he is able to make hypocrisy to appear as a form of godliness? Do you not know that the things that are highly esteemed in the sight of men are an abomination in the sight of God? I am not coming to judge as many suppose; for I am not coming to destroy or to condemn, but I am coming to judge my people so that I may open their eyes so that my people may see me, receive me, and believe on me. I am coming to open their eyes to save them from the righteousness of their blindness; for blindness only allows for man to judge according to how things appear.

 

Daniel 9:7 “O Lord, righteousness belongs unto you…”

 

II Peter 3:10-13 “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons you ought to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.”

 

II Corinthians 5:21 “For he has made him who knew no sin to be sin for us so that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

 

John 7:24 “Do not judge according to appearance but judge righteous judgment.”

 

Isaiah 26:9 “With my soul have I desired you in the night; yea, with my spirit within me I will seek you early: for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”

 

I Samuel 16:7 “But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his countenance, or on the height of his stature because I have refused him; for the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance but the Lord looks on the heart.”

 

Luke 16:15 “And Jesus said to them, “You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.”

 

Romans 10:10 (AMP)For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God)…”

 

John 12:47,48 Jesus said, “And if anyone hears my words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects me, and does not receive my words, has that which judges him — the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.”

 

I am love and I change not; I am never anything other than love. Those who judge Todd Bentley, or any other man according to his appearance, are those who make themselves to be judges of my love because I love all men, regardless of how they appear. Those who judge my love are those who make themselves to be judges of God. Those who make themselves to be judges of God are those who condemn the love of God so that they might continue glorying themselves in the blindness of their own judgments and their own righteous; for the righteousness of blindness judges according to appearances and allows them to accuse, to judge, and to condemn others according to how they appear. The righteousness of blindness only brings condemnation on those who judge according to appearances because every man is going to be judged with the judgments he judges others with. God is love; and the love of God is his righteousness; there is no righteousness without the love of God. All righteousness belongs to God because God alone is love. The righteousness of God never changes because God never changes. Again, I say to you that I am the righteousness of God, and I do not change. Those who condemn their brethren according to their appearances are those who condemn the love of God because whatsoever you do to the least of your brethren, you do it unto me. Those who condemn God for his love are those who condemn love so that they may continue to accuse, to slander, to point the finger at, to judge, to think evil of, and to condemn others. I am coming to reveal the love of God; the love by which all are going to be judged.

 

1 John 4:8 “He that does not love does not know God; for God is love.”

 

Malachi 3:6 “I am the Lord; I do not change…”

 

Job 40:8 (AMP) “Will you also annul (set aside and render void) my judgment? Will you condemn me [your God] so that you may [appear] righteous and justified?”

 

Every man that believes to hold onto the righteousness of judging others according to their appearances will only condemn himself in this hour. Only a blind and foolish man would bring condemnation upon himself. I am stone that the blind will stumble over and I am the rock that the fool will be offended at in this day when my people are going to be judged at the revelation of Jesus Christ. For judgment I have come to open the eyes of the blind that have judged according to appearances, lest they bring condemnation upon their own heads. This is the hour that those who desire for me to be after the image of their own righteousness are going to be offended at my appearing when they see that I love those who they have been hating; that I love those who they have been finding fault with and accusing; that I those who they have been judging outwardly; and that I even love their enemies. I am what I am; and I am love. I do not rejoice or take pleasure in being right, but I do rejoice and take great pleasure in the righteous works that my love performs for all who believe on me; for there is no righteousness apart from my love. Those who judge righteously are those who have seen me; and those who have seen me will do according to that which they have seen. Those who judge righteously are those who love their brethren as well as their enemies. Those who reject the righteousness of the love of God and that choose to continue judging others according to their appearances are those who are only storing up wrath against themselves; for by their own words shall they be justified, or by their own words shall they be condemned. Those who are not with me in love are those who are against me. Again, I tell you that for judgment I am coming to open the eyes of the blind so that may repent and believe on me when they see the righteous works of my love; for whosoever sees me in this hour will be able to see the righteousness of Father’s love.

 

Romans 2:1 “Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whosoever you are that judges: for wherein you judgest another (of sin), you condemn yourself; for you that judge do the same things (sin).. …5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart you treasure up unto yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.”

 

This is my hour”, says the Lord. “This is the hour that I have waited for since the fall; the hour that the glory of my love is going to reveal all things; for there is nothing secret that shall not be made manifest and nothing hidden that shall not be revealed. This is the hour that the light of my judgment is coming forth to reveal ME! This is the hour that my judgments are coming forth to separate the children of the Light from the children of the Darkness: the sheep from the goats; the righteous from the hypocrites; the clean from the unclean; the wheat from the tares; the believers from the unbelievers; the holy from the profane; the proud from the humble; the Christ’s from the antichrists, and the faithful from the workers of iniquity. This is the hour of judgment that I am going to separate my house: the vessels of honor from the vessels of dishonor; for all those who are called by my name are going to be judged according to the revelation of Jesus Christ. This is the hour that the vessels of honor shall be set free and the vessels of dishonor shall be offended. This is the hour that those who have delighted in judging, accusing, and finding fault with others shall be offended when they see my love; for my love never thinks to accuse, or to find fault with, or to point the finger, or to judge according to appearances, or to condemn others. All they who do such works are of the children of Darkness who refused to take up their crosses to crucify the desires within that come forth from their father the Devil: the accuser of the brethren. Even so, this is the hour that I have been yearning for since the beginning. Woe to the blind that have delighted in judging without mercy. Judgment must begin first with the house of God.

 

I Corinthians 13:5 “Love….thinks no evil”

 

John 8:10-12 “When Jesus had lifted up himself and saw none there but the woman (who had been caught in the act of adultery), he said to her, “Woman, where are your accusers? Has no man condemned you?” She said, “No man, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin (in unbelief of God’s words) no more. Then Jesus said to them, “I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life…44 You are of your father the Devil and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own; for he is a liar and the father of it.”

 

I John 3:15 “Everyone who hates (thinks evil) of his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”

 

Romans 10:1 “Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whosoever you are that judges: for wherein you judge another (of sin), you condemn yourself; for you that judge do the same things.

3 And do you think this, O man that judges them which do such things (sin), and you do the same (sin), that you shall escape the judgment of God?”

 

1 John 2:18-19 “Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.”

 

II Timothy 2:19-21 “The foundation of God stands sure having this seal, “The Lord knows them that are his”. And let everyone that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor and some to dishonor. If a man will therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.”

 

This which you see in Lakeland is only the very beginning of the beginning, but even so, many of the proud are already offended by the move of my love because my love does not agree with those who delight in judging according to appearances; and neither does it have any agreement with those who delight in finding fault and accusing the man rather than in receiving a blessing of my love. Even so, there are those who have been proud and disobedient who will see and consider what they are seeing; and when they humble themselves and pray, asking if it is truly me, then I will open their eyes so that they see me and repent of their blindness. Then these will in turn throw the crowns of their self-righteous judgments into the fires of my love so that their crowns may be consumed rather than themselves. With the fires of my love I shall tenderly refine and purify my little ones so that they may offer unto me their own crowns so as to allow for me to crown them with my righteousness. The revelation of my glory begins now in this hour; and I am not going to stop revealing myself, and neither will I stop refining and purifying my little ones, until they are fully prepared to receive me in the fullness of the glory of heavenly Father. All who are asleep and do not know me, “Awake”; for it is far better for one to be blessed in this hour rather than to be offended. You do not want to miss me.

 

Hebrews 12:11 “Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to them which are exercised thereby…15-17

Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God, and a root of bitterness springs up to trouble you; thereby many be defiled. See to it that there be no fornicator or profane person as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For you know how that afterwards, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears….29 For our God is a consuming fire.”

 

II Timothy 4:8Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day: and not to me only but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

 

Matthew 7:1 “Judge not that you be not judged.”

 

I Corinthians 15:34 “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some do not have the knowledge of God (know God): I speak this to your shame.”

 

Psalm 35:23 “Stir up yourself and awake to my judgment, even to my cause, my God and my Lord.”

 

Who shall stand in the presence of my glory when I appear? Shall those who delight in glorifying themselves be able to stand in my glory? Shall those who delight in exalting themselves be able to stand in my presence? Shall the blind and ignorant be able to stand in the glory of my presence? Shall those who defile themselves with doubts, and fears, and unbelief be able to stand in my presence? Shall the unclean that trust in their own righteousness be able to stand in my glory? Shall those who delight in the iniquity of being lords and gods over their own Christianity be able to stand in my glory? Shall those who glorified themselves in their own works and in the words of their own doctrines be able to stand in the glory of my presence? I am coming in the fullness of my glory to stand in my temple. I am coming in holiness to stand in a holy temple. I am coming to stand in the temple that has been sanctified with the fire of my love and purified with the holiness of my Spirit. Is your body my temple, or shall I find another? Arise and stand. Arise and shine, for the light of the glory of God is coming to be revealed in you. Arise and stand, for he who is holy is coming to his holy temple.

 

Malachi 3:1-3 “Behold, I will send my messenger and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom you seek shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming? Who shall stand when he appears? He is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver. He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver so that they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness.”

 

I Corinthians 6:19,20 “What? Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own? For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

 

1 Peter 1:15-16 “But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of conversation (no judging according to appearances) because it is written, “Be you holy; for I am holy.”

 

II Corinthians 7:1 “Therefore, having these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

 

Blessed are those who are looking for me, whose hope is in my appearing. Blessed are they who judge themselves in this hour, for they shall not be judged with the children of disobedience. Blessed are the humble who willingly surrender their hearts into my hands, allowing for the tender passionate fire of my love to refine and to purify the temples of their body. Blessed are they who allow for my glory to consume all sin and death that has inhabited my temple; all thoughts and desires that are not of me: doubts, worries, sins, diseases, unforgiveness, bitterness, self-condemnation, hatred, pride, sicknesses, stress, iniquities, unbelief, judgmental thoughts, fears, self worship, as well as any other thought that comes forth from the sin and death that have ruled over the carnal mind. Blessed are they who desire to see me in this hour. This is the hour that I have chosen to bring an end to sin and death; the hour that brings an end to Daniel’s 70 weeks. This is the hour that I am perfecting and finishing the work that I have started, preparing and sanctifying your temples to become my Holy of Holies; a holy habitation for your God. This is the hour that the pure in heart shall see me. This is the hour that my judgment is going to bring forth the everlasting kingdom of God; the kingdom that is filled with the righteousness of abundant life. I am the Life. I am the wisdom that births Life. I am the Word of Life. I am the Spirit of Life. I am the River of Life. I am the Light of Life. I am the Tree of Life. Who is able to put a difference between the natural and the spiritual; between Life and Death? Do you see me in Lakeland?

 

I John 3:2 “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall se him as he is. And everyone that has this hope in purifies himself, even as he is pure.”

 

II Timothy 4:8 “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not only to me, but also to all of them that love his appearing.”

 

I Corinthians 11:31 “If we will judge ourselves we shall not be judged.”

 

Matthew 18:3-7 “And Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, except you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.”

 

Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined upon your people and upon your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.”

 

I John 3:6 “….whosoever sins has not seen him…”

 

Isaiah 26:9 “With my soul I have desired you in the night; yea, with my spirit within me I will seek you early: for when your judgments are in the earth the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”

 

II Peter 3:13 “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.”

 

Did you see any of my wrath or anger in Lakeland? Do you think that I would have earnestly desired and waited from the beginning for this hour if all I was to do was to bring forth wrath and anger? Wrath awaits those who love death, those who judge and accuse others without love or mercy; for these are they who have been storing up wrath and condemnation against their ownselves. This is the hour that I have been joyfully waiting, the hour that my judgment is going to open the eyes of all those who have hungered and thirsted to see my passionate love; for my love is being revealed to bless, to save, to deliver, to heal, to forgive, to provide, to redeem, to correct, to sanctify, to do good, to give, to favor, to restore, and to make all things new. Do you see my love? O the blessings that my love is going to bring forth for those will love my appearing, and the freedom that my judgment will bring? Did not my judgments bring forth freedom for the house of Israel when they were in Egypt? My judgment is truth; and the truth is that my love is about to set all things free from the powers. The truth is that my judgment is going to open your eyes to set you free from all blindness; there shall nothing be hidden from the sight of your eyes. The truth is that nothing has any power to separate you from the love that I have for you. The truth is that my love covers a multitude of sins. The truth is that my love will not only deliver you from all your fears, but from every evil work as well. There truth is there is nothing impossible for my love to perform for you. I Am. I am Love. I am the truth. For judgment I am coming to open the eyes of the blind so that they may see the truth and be blessed with the works of my love. Woe to those who reject my love in this hour. Do you see my truth moving in Lakeland?

 

1 Thessalonians 5:9 “For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

Jeremiah 5:1 “Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if you can find a man, if there be any that executes judgment (who desires to see as God sees), that seeks the truth (about God); and I will pardon it.”

 

Revelation 12:12 “Therefore rejoice, you heavens (spiritually minded), and you that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the Devil is come down unto you, having great wrath because he knows that he has but a short time.”

 

There are no powers of the Darkness that will have authority to hinder or to prevent the move of my love that I am beginning to reveal in this hour. My love is moving in this hour to make all those who will see, receive, and believe on me to be complete, whole, and perfect in the holiness of my love. My love is moving in this hour to restore; to destroy death and bring forth life. The fire of my love is burning in this hour to consume, to cleanse, and to refine the hearts and minds of my beloved bride, to prepare her so that she may be able to receive me in the fullness of my glory. It is only the ignorant, the fearful, the blind, the hypocrite, and the unbelieving that are looking in this hour for my judgment to come down from heaven as the fire of my wrath; for these are they who do not know what manner of Spirit they are of because they do not know what manner of Spirit I am of. Those who see me in this hour are those who will be blessed far beyond anything that can be imagined, while those who are wise in their own eyes will be cursed with blindness and fear as they look on those things that Satan is bringing on the earth. Did you see any hearts fail them for fear in Lakeland, or did you see hearts blessed through the anointing of my presence?

 

Luke 9:53-56 “And the Samaritans did not receive Jesus because his face was as though he wanted to go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, even as Elijah did?” But he turned and rebuked them saying, “You do not know what manner of Spirit you are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them…”

 

Luke 21:25-28 “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. Men’s hearts shall be failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory; and when these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near.”

 

Have you seen the judgment that I have now begun in Lakeland? When I execute judgment, I open eyes to see; and when I open eyes to see, I set free from the works of the Devil: the sinful works of unbelief and doubt that blind the eyes of my people. I love judgment because I use it to open the eyes of my people so that they may scatter away sin from their sight. God does not see as man sees; for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son to come forth with the judgment that opens the eyes of the blind who desire to see and know God. I love judgment because it reveals Father to his people. When I judge and open the eyes of my people, their hearts shall depart from sin, and evil, and wickedness, and iniquity, and death. I am sending forth my anointing in this hour to judge; to manifest my love that will destroy the works of sin in those who have not believed or that have doubted my love for them. How shall you believe me unless you see? When I execute judgment, the blind see (me), the deaf hear (my voice), and the lame walk (after me). When I execute judgment, that which is hidden shall be made known and that which has been in secret shall be revealed. When I judge the light shines, and when my light shines, it sets free from the works of Darkness. I love judgment because I love revealing my love, my power, my mercy, and my grace to my people.

 

John 9:39-41 “And Jesus said, “For judgment I am come into this world so that they which do not see might see and so that they which say that they see might be made blind. And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and they asked him, “Are we blind also?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you should have no sin: but now you say, “We see”; therefore your sin remains.”

 

Psalm 33:4-5 “For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth. He loves righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.”

 

Psalm 97:2-3 “Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. A fire goes before him, and burns up his enemies round about.”

 

Psalm 9:16 The Lord is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion (meditate on). Selah (consider).”

 

John 16:8-9 “Jesus said, “And when the Holy Spirit is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they do not believe on me.”

 

Romans 14:23 “…Whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”

 

Proverbs 28:5 “Evil men do not understand judgment, but those who seek the Lord understand all things.”

 

Proverbs 21:15-16 “It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. The man that wanders out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.”

 

I John 3:6-8 “Whosoever abides in him does not sin: whosoever sins has not seen him, neither known him….8 He that commits sin is of the Devil; for the devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested so that he might destroy the works of the Devil.”

 

III John 11 “Beloved, follow not that which is evil but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil has not seen God.”

 

Job 34:32 “That which I do not see teach me Lord. If I have done iniquity, I will do no more.”

 

Luke 10:23-24 “And Jesus turned him to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see; for I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear and have not heard them.”

 

Proverbs 20:8-12 “A king (we are called to be kings & priests) that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord makes them both.”

 

The light of the body is the eye; I am the light that gives sight to the blind. I am the light that opens the eyes to see what I see. But who shall be able to stand when I judge my people with seeing? Who believes that my love is able to deliver and cleanse from all sin and iniquity? Who shall flee when I cause my face to shine upon the earth? Shall the blind that mock and scorn the works of my love be able to stand? Shall the hypocrite who judges and accuses the servants of my glory be able to stand? What did you see in Lakeland? Did you see the signs and wonders of an unknown God or did you see the revelation of my love directing my power to bless the sick with healing; to bless the unbelievers with belief, to bless the blind with sight, to bless the lame with strength, to bless the lost with direction, to bless the fearful with faith, to bless the sinners with forgiveness, to bless the deaf with hearing, and to bless the hopeless with hope? Can you not see with your eyes and perceive with your heart how the presence of my love, many evil and wicked works were judged and consumed in the fire? Did not many leave the presence of my glory cleansed and healed of the sins of unbelief and doubt? Have not many left there with healing in their bodies and in their spirit? Can you now see and understand how I am going to bless my people with the judgment that opens their eyes so that they can see and believe on the glorious works of my love? I am going to reveal my love through the judgments that I perform. Did you not also see my judgment moving in Lakeland to bless my people with unity and agreement?

 

Luke 11:34-35 “The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, your whole body also is full of light; but when your eye is evil, your body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

 

John 4:48 “Then Jesus said to him, “Except you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.”

 

John 6:29-30 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God that you believe on him whom he has sent.” Therefore they said to him, “What sign will you perform then so that we may see it and believe you? What work will you do?”

 

The blind who have eyes but do not see, these are they who judge the works by the man because they are not able to see that it is my love directing my power to perform these glorious blessings. Unless the blind repent of their blindness and ignorance, they shall miss their blessing in this hour. Remember Esau who for one morsel of meat rejected his inheritance, and though he later repented with tears and brokenness, he was not able to obtain that which had been his. So shall it be in this hour with the proud who resists, who scorn, who denounce, who reject, and who are offended at my appearing so that they might hold fast to their own crowns; for the lusts for their own glory shall consume them, just as you saw the fire that consumed the tall trees. I am coming to reveal my love, to bless all those who will see me, receive me, and believe only on me in this hour. Again I ask you; what did you see in Lakeland, a man performing signs and wonders or the love of God moving to bless us others through his surrendered vessel? Many of my people do not see me at all, but there is hope for them if they repent of their blindness and turn back to my love; for this is only the beginning of the judgment that I am sending forth to open blind eyes so my people may behold my face and see me in the glory of my love. This is the hour of redemption that has been promised to my people since the beginning; the hour that I am redeeming all that which is natural, fleshy, carnal, and earthy with my Spirit. This is the hour that prophets, and priests, and apostles yearned and desired to see, but did not see. This is the hour that those who continue with me shall see me come in the fullness of my glory; the glory of my love that will melt and consume all of the powers and works of Darkness. It has now begun”, says the Lord.

 

Matthew 13:12 “For whosoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever does not have, even that he has shall be taken away from him.”

 

Revelation 14:3-4 “And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb wheresoever he goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

 

Romans 8:18-23 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us; for the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity (Psalm 94:11) not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. And not only they, but we ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

 

I then asked the Lord about the “control burn”, and he again spoke of the judgment that begins with the house of God. The “controlled burn” represents the baptism with fire. My love passionately yearns to have a people who will allow for me to move in their hearts, to purify my temple so that I fill my temple with the fullness of the glory of his presence. My love greatly desires to have a people that will call upon my name, asking for me to send down the fire of my judgment to consume all of the fleshy debris that is offered unto me; for I greatly delight in having a people who willingly offer unto me a sacrifice of their sinful flesh. My love yearns to burn away the debris of the “sin and death” so that I might refresh them with the Spirit of life that is in Christ Jesus. Blessed are the small trees, those humble ones that offer and surrender their hearts and minds into my hands for cleansing and refining in this hour of judgment; for the holy fire of my love is now come to consume all things that are presented before me that are if the flesh. To those who will see me, receive me, and believe on me in this hour, will witness my love coming as a burning fire to consume all pride, all sicknesses, all unbelief, all diseases, all doubts, all blindness, all vanity, all hypocrisy, all unwillingness, all iniquities, all corruption, all errors, as well as the sin and death that has ruled over the carnal mind. My temple must be cleansed and sanctified before it can be filled with my glory and the beauty of my holiness.

 

Philippians 3:8-11 “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge (not of intelligence, but of the love of God) of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things; and I do count them but dung that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith, so that I may know him (for he is love), and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.”

 

Romans 12:1,2 “Therefore I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

 

Hebrews 12:26-29 “Whose voice shook the earth then, but now he has promised saying, “Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word yet once more signifies the removing of those things that are shaken as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire.

 

Deuteronomy 4:24 “For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.”

 

Nahum 1:2 “God is jealous, and the Lord revenges; the Lord revenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries and he reserves wrath for his enemies.”

 

Blessed are the humble who have been converted to become as little children. Blessed are they who have loved my truth, for their temples shall be filled with the glory of my presence as my Father and I come to make our home within. Blessed are those who believe, for they shall see all things fulfilled. Blessed are they who have thirsted and hungered for my presence, for they shall be filled with abundant Life. Blessed are they who have held fast to the promises of my word, for they shall receive their inheritance. Blessed are the meek, for they shall be exalted. Blessed are they who have patiently waited in hope for my appearing, for they shall see me as I am; for in the twinkling of an eye, they shall be as I am. I am bringing forth my judgment to reveal the infinite depth of my love that will be seen in my mercies, in my wonderful works, in my forgiveness, in my compassion, in my power, in my provision, in my deliverances, in my healings, in my favor, and in my blessings; for my love is freely being given to all those who desire to know me as I am. If you do not yet see or believe my love, then see and believe that the works that I am doing in this hour are coming forth purely from the love in my heart.

 

John 14:23 “Jesus answered and said, “”If a man loves me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him and we will come unto him and make our abode (home) with him.”

 

II Timothy 4:8 “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but to all them also that love his appearing.”

 

Isaiah 60:1 “Arise shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.”

 

I John 3:2 “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.”

 

John 10:37-39 “If I do not do the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do, though you do not believe me, believe the works so that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in Him.”

 

I am coming to execute judgment so that those who have not seen me may see, and that those who say they have seen, confidently thinking they are righteous, will be made blind. Woe to the blind who say that they see but die in their sins. Woe to the tall trees, who continue to choose to exalt themselves in their own righteousness for their own glory. Woe to those who choose to continue using my glory for themselves, but have no desire for me. Woe to those who choose to continue in glorifying themselves through the works of their own hands rather than to humbly surrender their hearts into my hands. Woe to the hypocrites that choose to continue in glorifying themselves in measuring and comparing themselves against others. Woe to those who see me in this hour but choose to believe their blindness, mocking and rejecting the glory of the works of my love that they see. Woe to those who choose to make their doctrines, their traditions, and their laws to be more trustworthy than the love of their heavenly Father. Woe to those who choose to continue in sitting on their own thrones, thinking that they are able to direct me with their own counsels. Woe to those who choose to judge me, tempting me to conform myself to the image of their own desires. Woe to those who willingly accuse, or persecute, or offend any of my children that are receiving and believing on me; for whatsoever you say or do to any of these little ones of mine, you say and do it unto me. Woe to those who choose to continue delighting in finding fault with and judging his brother, rather than to forgive and love him. Woe to those who make righteousness to be that which agrees with how they naturally see and interpret the things of God. Woe to those who call themselves by my name, yet choose to reject the instructions of my voice. Woe to those whose hearts are filled with the oil of desire: the desire for their own glory; for they shall not be able to abide in the presence of my glory as it grows brighter and brighter, and hotter and hotter. Woe, woe, woe to those who refuse to see me in this hour, for they shall not see the kingdom of God.

 

John 9:39-41 “And Jesus said, “For judgment I am come into this world so that they which do not see might see and so that they which say that they see might be made blind.”

 

Revelation 14:6-7 “I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people saying with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”

 

Matthew 18:6,7 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it necessary that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!”

 

Galatians 5:24 “And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts…26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory…”

 

Isaiah 5:14-16 “Therefore hell has enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoices (in iniquity), shall descend into it. And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled; for the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.”

 

Luke 18:9 “And Jesus spoke this parable to those who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and who despised others….”

 

Job 42:7 “And it was so, that after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, the Lord then said to Eliphaz, “My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends: for you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has. Therefore take now seven bulls and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you, for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that you have not spoken of me the thing which is right like my servant Job.”

 

I tell you again: This is the hour that Father has desired, waited, and yearned for since the beginning. This is also the hour that Satan and his demons have feared and dreaded since the beginning. This is the hour that my glory is going to judge the glory of this world. This is the hour of revelation; the revelation of the glory of God; the revelation of the glory of Father’s love that is in Christ Jesus. This is the hour that the glory of God in Jesus Christ is going to be revealed in my sons. This is the hour that I am going to fill my temples with the fullness of my glory. This is the hour that I am going to fulfill all of my promises. This is the hour of the revelation of the sons of God. Blessed are they who have patiently waited to see me in this hour. Blessed are they who completely trust me in this hour. Blessed are they who turn to me and believe on me in this hour. Blessed are they who are ready to glorify me when I glorify them. This is the hour that the glory of my love is going to lift me up to allow for all men to be drawn to me. Where then will the hypocrite go to receive his glory when all men shall be drawn to me?

 

Romans 8:18,19 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us; for the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.”

 

II Thessalonians 1:7-10 “And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power; when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”

 

John 12:31-32 Jesus said, “Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me.”

 

Two thousand years ago I came into this world, but the world did not know me and my own did not receive me. I am coming again, and I am coming now, but will my own receive me? Will the blind be able to receive me? Will the ignorant be able to receive me? Will the foolish be able to receive me? Will the hypocrite be able to receive me? Will the wise be able to receive me? Will the sinner be able to receive me? I am displaying the glory of my Father’s love in Lakeland, but are my people seeing that it is truly me? Is this the Christ or the antichrist? What are these signs of? Whose wonders do these works come forth from? Have I not told you that where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I will be in the midst of them? Do you not trust my words? Are there any lies in any of the words that I have spoken? Yes, there may be all manner of spirits in Lakeland, but do not think that they have any power to prevent me from being in the midst of my people. It is just as Elisha said, “There are those there that are against you, but there is far more there who are for you.” But who sees me? Is not the anointing of my presence there lifting up my name; and am I not drawing men to me? When I preached the kingdom of God, did not I draw the lame, the drunkards, the hopeless, the wicked, the gluttons, the adulterers, the hypocrites, the thieves, the sick, the prostitutes, and all manner of sinners unto me? Did not all come to me with the hope of seeing the works of my Father’s love revealed to them? Do you think that I am in anyway offended by the presence of anyone of these who come to partake of my love? The righteousness of God is love, and the works of my love are seen working in those who draw near to me. Surely, you will not see any of my works coming forth in those who scoff and mock my presence in Lakeland.

 

John 1:10-11 “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
He came unto his own, and his own did not receive him.”

 

II Kings 6:16-17 So Elisha answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them. Then Elisha prayed and said, “Lord, open his eyes that he may see”. Then the Lord opened his eyes and saw. And behold, the mountains were full of chariots and horses of fire all around them.”

 

Psalm 97:6-7 “The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. Confused shall be all they that serve graven images (the idolatry of “self”), that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all you gods.”

 

James 4:8-12 “Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will lift you up. Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He that speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?

 

Remember, I once told you that I do not look on that which a man does, but I look only those things which my love is able to perform for a man; and love believes that all things are possible. Would you show me the man that I am not able to create in him a new heart and new mind? So then why do you judge your brother as though I am not am able to make all things new? Who will humble himself to allow my love to flow? When I am lifted up, I will draw all men unto me, except those self-righteous hypocrites who desire to drawn men unto themselves. I love my creation. I love all men, and I came into this world to call sinners unto repentance. Woe to those who are offended by my love. Woe to those who offend those who I love. Woe to the hypocrites who walk in the desires of their father the Devil; who glory in judging those who I love; who glory in finding fault with those who I love; who glory in accusing those who I love; who glory in slandering those who I love; who glory in criticizing those who I love; who glory in blaspheming those who I love; and who glory in condemning those who I love. Woe to those who acknowledge that unclean spirits, that all manner of fears, and all manner of sicknesses come forth from the Satan, but then glory in coming against my servants who I have sent to set the captives free. Woe to those who make themselves to be friends with any of these works of the Darkness. Woe to those who make any of these wicked works to be their righteousness; for the glory of God is being revealed from heaven to judge, to burn, and to consume all such wicked works. I am a consuming fire. Has not my word made it clear that it is impossible for Satan to cast out Satan? Repent now of this wickedness. Repent and be friends with Father’s love lest any of you be numbered with the tares that are consumed with fire. Until now the wheat and the tares have grown together; but this is the hour of judgment where I have come to separate. This is the hour of blessing and woe.

 

Romans 1:18-19 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.”

 

Matthew 13:37-43 Jesus answered and said to them, “He that sows the good seed is the Son of man; and the field is the world. The good seed are the children of the kingdom, but the tares are the children of the wicked one. The enemy that sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend and them which do iniquity, and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth; then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

 

When I came the first time, my people did not exalt me, or esteem me, or believe on me, or lift me up, but they did despise me, reject me, and crucify me. In this is the glory and the power of the Darkness seen in that my Father sent me into this world to display the wonderful works of Father’s love; and the Darkness had blinded them so they were not able to see my love, or to receive my love, or to believe on my love. As it was then, is it also like that now? The Darkness glorifies itself in the unbelief, in the doubts, in the fears, and in the natural reasonings, and in the pride that blinds the eyes of men so that cannot comprehend the love and goodness of God. Truly, it is as it is written: “The Light shines in this world of Darkness, but the world of Darkness cannot comprehend it”. But this is not that day, for this is the day and the time for the Darkness, and all of glory, and for all of its wicked works to be judged by the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

 

John 1:5 “And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness does not comprehend it….10,11 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, but the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own did not receive him.”

 

Luke 22:52-54 “Then Jesus said to the chief priests, to the captains of the temple, and to the elders which had come to him, “Have you come out to me as you come against a thief with swords and clubs? When I was daily with you in the temple, you did not stretch forth your hands against me; but this is your hour and the power of Darkness. Then they took him, and led him, and brought him into the house of high priest.”

 

John 3:19-21 “And this is the condemnation that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For everyone that does evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be revealed. But he who does the truth comes to the light so that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

 

I am coming to judge my people, the house of God. I am coming to judge all blindness. This hour of Judgment is the hour of the “Revelation of Jesus Christ”; the revelation that will give sight to the blind, to consume the Darkness that has worked to keep the love of God in Christ Jesus hidden from eyes of all. For judgment I am coming to open the eyes of all who will receive me, to turn them from Darkness to Light, from the power of Satan to the power of God. This is the hour that all who continue with me will see me as I am, and they will know what manner of Spirit they are of. This is the hour that I am going to recover my creation and expose all of the illusions of Darkness, to melt and consume with fire all of the lies that have kept my creation captive in blindness. That which you see in Lakeland is only the beginning of that which I am going to bring forth; for my love is going to grow brighter and brighter in glory; and my power is going to increase and increase in glory until my love accomplishes that which I am come for: the revelation of Jesus Christ in the Sons of God. To those who will see me, receive me, and believe on me in this hour, I am going to fill them with the glory of my love and my power. When the glory of the love that I have for “all” men arises to be seen in my sons, then shall all men be drawn to me. When all men are drawn to me, then shall every knee bow and every tongue confess that I alone, Jesus Christ, am Lord of all. When every knee bows and every tongue confesses that I am Lord, then all things shall be restored. When all things are restored, then shall the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of God. This is the hour that my glory is going to rise upon my sons; and my sons are going to restore immortality unto all my creation. When my glory arises upon my sons, then shall all blindness even depart from the blind eyes of the Gentiles, and they will see; and they will know that I am the Lord, and there is no other.

 

Ephesians 4:17 “Therefore I say and testify in the Lord that you should henceforth no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them because of the blindness of their hearts.”

 

Psalm 9:16-17 “The Lord is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God.”

 

Isaiah 55:7 “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon

 

Luke 9:53-56 “The Samaritans did not receive him because his face was as though he wanted to go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this they said, “Lord, are you willing that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, even as Elijah did? But Jesus turned and rebuked them saying, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of; for the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.”

 

John 13:35 By this all men shall know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.

 

Philippians 2:9-11 “Wherefore God also has highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

 

Isaiah 60:1-3 “Arise, shine; for your light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon you and his glory shall be seen upon you. And the Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”

 

I Corinthians 15:45 NKJV “And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.” (Now you know why the whole creation is waiting for the revelation of the Sons of God)

 

This is the hour of fear and dread; for this is the hour that Satan and all his demons have feared and dreaded since the beginning. Satan and his demons have known from the beginning that their kingdom would only be allowed to continue in this fallen world until I returned in the fullness of the glory of my Father’s love; that which the revelation of Jesus Christ is bringing on earth. This is the hour that the revelation of Jesus Christ is going to judge the kingdom of Darkness, to destroy it. This is the hour that the Darkness of all vanity and lies is going to be revealed by the Light. This is the hour that many will run from my face rather than repent. I tell you that my people may not yet fully understand and comprehend what has started in Lakeland, but Satan and his demons certainly do. It is for this reason that Satan has now been stirred up to come forth against the inhabitants of the earth with wrath, and against the saints to conquer them with deceitful lies. That which I have begun in Lakeland is not just a healing outpouring and neither is it just a revival, but this is the opening of the first of the seven seals, that which will begin to finish the victory that started when my Father’s love sent me into this world. The revelation of Jesus Christ brings forth the revelation of God; and the revelation of God brings forth the kingdom of God; and the kingdom of God brings forth the demise and end of the kingdom of this fallen world. Just as light brings forth a demise of the darkness, so also does “seeing” bring forth the demise of blindness, and so also will righteousness bring forth an end to sin. Blessed are all those who will see me, receive me, and believe on me in this hour, for they shall be filled with the glorious revelation of Jesus Christ. Woe to those who see, then reject and scorn the revelation of Father’s love that has now begun, for they shall be filled with same fear and dread as their father the Devil is filled with.

 

Luke 4:33-35 “Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? Are you come to destroy us? I know who you are — the Holy one of God!” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!

 

(The Lord showed me that the demons thought when Jesus was come at that time, that it was the time of their demise, but it was not yet time for the Revelation of Jesus Christ, so he commanded them to tell no one then who he was. Now is that time, and all the forces of Darkness know it).

 

Revelation 6:15-17 “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb: for the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”

 

Amos 9:8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the Lord… …10 All the sinners (unbelievers; those who see but do not believe) of my people shall die by the sword which say, “The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.”

 

Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined upon your people and upon your holy city, to finish the transgression and to make an end of sins…”

 

Isaiah 40:5 “And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.”

 

The seal has been opened and judgment has begun; but who sees and understands what I am doing? Satan sees! The demons see! And they are all trembling! Now all of the forces of Darkness have gathered together for one purpose: to destroy the love of God that I have begun to birth in those who are seeing and believing on me in this hour. Do not be afraid. Remember that Paul also endured such attacks when the forces of Darkness came against him, trying to separate him from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. For as it was then, so also shall it be now for those who will see, receive, and believe on the love that I am revealing in this glorious hour. Satan is sending forth legions of lying spirits as he seeks to overcome and conquer my chosen; legions of spirit that are coming forth under the banners of UNBELIEF; or, SCORN; or, NATURAL REASONINGS; or, DOUBT; or, DISCOURAGEMENT; or THREATS; or HESITATION; or MOCKING; or CONFUSION; or, INTIMIDATION; or, FEAR; or, PRIDE. All of these are nothing more than lying spirits that are seeking an entrance into the thinking of my people to deceive and overcome their faith in my love with a flood of his lies. Take heed so that you do not make any of these lying spirits to be your friends in this hour; for I am judging my people for that which they believe on. I called Abraham my friend because he believed only on me.

 

Romans 8:35-39Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter”. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

John 8:44,45 (AMP) “You are of your father the Devil, and it is your will to do the lusts and gratify the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar [himself] and the father of lies and of all that is false. But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me [do not trust Me, do not rely on Me, or adhere to Me].”

 

James 2:23 “And the scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.”

 

Satan and his demons have known from the beginning that their kingdom is only for an appointed time; and the end of that time comes when Jesus Christ is revealed in the fullness of the glory of God. Those who call on my name in this hour are those who will overcome; for those who call upon my name are those who will call down my fire to consume all unclean and profane things that defile their temples. Remember that which is written, that it is not that which goes into the mouth that defiles the temple, but it is that which comes out of the mouth that defiles. Though the tongue is but a small member, it is able to defile the entire body; for though it will praise God with it’s lips, it will then turn to judge and curse those who God loves. Surely, the name of the Lord shall be your strong tower in this day. Take heed and watch; for the spirit of antichrist goes forth, seeking to conquer and devour the love that I am birthing in this hour through the revelation of Jesus Christ. Be not overcome with the enticing and deceitful lies that turn you away from the precious love of God that is being revealed. Those who allow themselves to be deceived and overcome by his lies are those who will then go forth as deceivers themselves, seeking to conquer and devour their own brethren with the same words that they were overcome with. Let not your tongue defile you with words that slander, that speak evil of, that curse others, that judge, that blaspheme, that find fault with, that persecute, or that condemn my beloved; the very beloved that my heavenly Father has been waiting 6000 years to reveal the fullness of the glory of his love in. Take heed brethren, but woe to the inhabitants of the earth, for Satan’s wrath and hatred towards all men is coming into its fullness.

 

Revelation 12:12-13 “Therefore rejoice you heavens, and you that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the Devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.”

 

Galatians 4:29 “As it was then, that is, he who is born after the flesh (carnally minded Christians who are deceived) persecutes him that is born after the Spirit (spiritually minded), so also is it now.”

 

II Timothy 3:12-13 “Yea and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

 

I have now opened the first of the seven seals in Lakeland; and there I have now begun to reveal the glorious love that Father has for all men. It is only the revelation of Father’s love on earth that has now stirred up all of the powers of Darkness to such wrath and anger. Though all of the forces of the Darkness are coming together in their attempts to overcome that which I am birthing in this hour, they are absolutely powerless to stop that which I have purposed to do; for nothing shall be able to withstand the move of my Spirit in those who will see me, receive me, and believe on me. Nothing, absolutely nothing shall be able to prevent me from opening all seven of these seals. I alone have overcome all the powers of sin and death and all of the powers of Darkness. I alone have been found worthy amongst all of the creatures in heaven, in the earth, and beneath the earth, to take the Book and to remove the seals that have kept hidden from the eyes of man the love that God has for all of his creation. Even so, some will allow for themselves to be deceived and overcome by the lies that are coming against me in this time, as the forces of Darkness are desperately seeking to save their kingdom. Again, I am coming to reveal judgment; I am coming to open the eyes of the blind so that they may clearly see the perfect love that I have for all of my creation; for only by my love shall my creation be saved and restored. I ask you once again; do you see signs and wonders in Lakeland, or do you see my love in Lakeland directing my power to heal the sick, to give sight to the blind, to give hope to the hopeless, to save the sinner, to set free the captives, and to give hearing to the deaf? Once again I tell you, I am Love; I possess power. Therefore, when you look to see me, do not look to see my power, but look for me to open your eyes so that you may see the glory of my love directing my power.

 

I John 4:16 “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.”

 

Psalm 62:11 “God has spoken once; yea twice have I heard this, that power belongs (is a possession of) to God.”

 

Remember that which I took you see in *Revelation 5, that the victory was not at the cross, and neither was the victory at the resurrection, but the victory is in the love that Father has for all of his creation. If God had not first loved, then he would not have sent me into this world to go the cross as a sacrifice for all who believe. If Father had not first loved, then I would have not have come into this world to die so that my Father could raise me up to overcome death. If God had not loved, then all would have perished in the flood. If God had not first loved, then Joseph would have been forgotten when he was in prison. If God had not loved, then Israel would have wasted away in Egypt, and there would not have been a nation of Israel. If God had not first loved, then there would have been no divine plan for Esther, and the Jews would have been forgotten forever. If God had not first loved, then David would have died for his sin. If God had not loved there would be no mercy, or grace, or forgiveness for any man; for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. If God had not first loved, then the woman caught in the act of adultery would have been stoned to death. If God had not first loved, then the Law of Moses would have restrained me from saving and healing on the Sabbath day. If God had not first loved, then Thomas would have perished in his doubts. If God had not first loved, then Peter would have consumed away in his guilt, and in his shame, and in his self-condemnation. If God had not first loved, then it would have been Saul who would have arrived in Damascus, and not Paul. If God had not first loved, then there would be no salvation, or healing, or deliverance, or redemption for man. If God had not first loved, then he would not have sent his only begotten Son into this fallen world; and if his only begotten Son had not come into this world to overcome it, then there would not have been anyone found worthy to take the Book and remove the seals to reveal the love that God has for his creation; and if the love that God has is not revealed, then all would be damned. Do you now see and comprehend how that the victory is always in Father’s love; and that it is never in the works or the efforts of any man? Do you see Father’s love moving in Lakeland? Do you see his glorious love moving in mercy and in power to forgive, to save, to bless, to cast out, to teach, to help, to provide, to deliver, to correct, to redeem, to protect, to rescue, to resurrect, and to make all things new? Do you see the impact that my love is now having in the world with just this small beginning? Look at the impact Father’s love is making, and this is without first requiring holiness or sanctification to be a prerequisite for his love to move. I told you watch me; that what I was going to bring forth in this hour is far greater than anything you could ever imagine. I remove the seal from the book to reveal my Father’s love, and then his love releases greater power and authority to come forth to bless all those who will see me, receive me, and believe on me in this hour.

 

*Revelation 5: “The Most Unlikely Place for the Greatest Love Story Ever Told”

Go to etpv.org: then go to “What’s New” where you will find “Articles by Mitt Jeffords”; there you will find the testimony of when the Lord took me in the Spirit to experience “Revelation 5” http://www.etpv.org/2006/revel5.html

 

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

 

I then asked, “Lord, when I read Revelation 6 about the seals being opened, it says that a rider comes forth on a white horse carrying a bow, and he goes forth conquering and to conquer. How can this be the first revelation of your love?”

 

REVELATION: A Sudden Seeing; An Uncovering; A Manifestation; An Appearing

 

The Lord answered, “No, this is not the revelation of my love coming forth but rather it is the spirit of antichrist coming forth with all his best illusions to imitate me; but the spirit of antichrist is only limited to do those works that agree with the letter of the word; the word of God that has been corrupted and defiled with the understanding and wisdom of man. For the letter of the word is that strong delusion that deceives men into believing that they can make themselves righteous and holy by their own works and efforts; and by these works and efforts they deceive others with their appearances of righteousness and their forms that seem like godliness. The letter of the word is that interpretation of lies that the hypocrites love because it allows for them to do those works that satisfy their desires for their own glory and praise. As wicked and perverse these works and efforts are, they still fall far short compared to the wickedness that comes forth when the deceived use the letter of word to kill their brethren with accusations and condemnations; blind to see that they are only heaping up wrath and condemnation on their own heads. As I my heavenly Father is glorified through the works of his love, so also is Satan glorified through his evil and wicked works to judge, accuse, and condemn.

 

II Corinthians 3:5-6 “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; who also has made us to be able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.”

 

As father does, so also does his sons; for the children of dishonor delight in praising me with their lips and honoring me with their mouths, but they only love those lying, deceitful, and seducing words that bring glory to man rather than to God. The sons of the Devil are those hypocrites who delight in satisfying their carnal lust to accuse, or to scorn, or in pointing the finger, or to doubt, or to slander, or to intimidate, or to mock, or to back-bite, or to blaspheme, or to contend, or to criticize, or to judge, or to condemning, or to lie, or to not believe on the works of my love. All who do any such works as these are blind; and when they do so, they will quickly pervert and use the very scriptures to justify the evil of their doings. It is through these justifications that deceived will go forth in this hour seeking do their father the Devil’s work: to conquer and kill the testimony of those who are birthing my love in this hour. These are those vessels of dishonor that were never purged of their iniquities. They are coming forth to conquer and to kill their brothers just as Cain sought to slay his brother Abel because his works were righteous. Be not afraid of the children of Darkness, for I also am coming forth in this hour to conquer, but not in anger or with wrath, but with the glorious revelation of the love of God. Pray for your blind brethren. Remember, when I judge, I open eyes to see; and when I open eyes to see, I lead my people out of the kingdom of Darkness into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

 

Devil: accuser; fault finder, slanderer (Rev.12:10)

 

Psalm 11:2 “For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

 

Psalm 37:12-15 “The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes upon him with his teeth (his words)

The Lord shall laugh at him: for he sees that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn out the sword and have bent their bow to cast down the poor and needy and to slay such as be of upright conversation. Their sword shall enter into their own heart and their bows shall be broken.”

 

1 John 2:18-19 “Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.”

 

As I open these seals, I will reveal more and more about the depth of my love and the power of my might; which in turn will correct those who see me of their blindness. As I reveal more and more of my glorious love to my surrendered vessels, so also will I accompany it with more and more of my authority and mighty power to do my works: to give sight to the blind, to give hearing to the deaf, to bless all men, to raise the dead, and to heal the body, the soul, and the spirit. My chosen will also be empowered to provide all manner of provision for all those who have need in this hour. The more my chosen see of me as I remove these seals, the more their belief and their faith in my love is going refined, purified, and perfected in my love; the love that believes all things are possible. Know also that as more of my Father’s love and power is revealed, it will also provoke Satan and his demons to increase his anger and wrath; but his days are now numbered, and I have an antidote for poison of his lies; and that antidote is the Sons of God that I am going to reveal in this hour. Let the deceived, the blind, the unbelieving, the scorners, and the disobedient who reject, or that refuse, or that make light of me in these revelations know that they will not by any means be able to partake in the blessings that have now begun to bring forth. They shall only be partakers with those whose hearts shall fail them for fear at looking on those things which are coming on the earth.

 

I Corinthians 13:7 “…(Love) believes all things.

 

I John 3:6-8 “Whosoever abides in him does not sin: whosoever sins has not seen him, neither known him….8 He that commits sin is of the Devil; for the devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the Devil.”

 

III John 11 “Beloved, follow not that which is evil but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil has not seen God.”

 

Job 34:32 “That which I do not see teach me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.”

 

Zephaniah 3:15 “The Lord has taken away your judgments; he has cast out your enemy. The king of Israel, the Lord is in your midst and you shall see evil no more.”

 

Luke 10:23-24 “And Jesus turned him to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see; for I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear and have not heard them.”

 

Then the Lord said, “The second seal is removed and the blessings of my love increase in glory and the power of my presence grows stronger, as I continue to refine, to cleanse, and to sanctify my temple in those who see me; and so also does Satan move now to take peace from the earth. Woe to those who make light of my appearing seeing that they are blind to see my love. The third seal is removed and again the blessings of my love increase greater in glory and the power of my presence grows stronger as I continue to prepare those who see me. Woe to those who reject me because they are blind, measuring me according to the doctrines and traditions they have trusted in. The forth and the fifth seals are removed, and the blessings of my love and the power of my presence continues to burn and consume the natural and the carnal things that cannot abide in the presence of my glory. Woe to those who condemn and persecute me so that they might continue in the uncleanness of their own righteousness; for whatsoever you do or say to any of mine, you do and say unto me. The sixth seal is open, and my love and my power are finishing preparing my temple so that it will be able to receive the fullness of the glory of God that is in Jesus Christ. Blessings without end have now begun in all those who will see me, who will receive me, and that will believe on me now, and throughout the days ahead.

 

I want to remind you once again: “I am coming for judgment; to open the eyes of the blind, to reveal myself to all who will see me; for in seeing me is seeing the light of the truth; and the truth sets my people free from the blindness of the Darkness. I have come into this world to give sight to the blind, to turn them from Darkness to Light; from the power of Satan to the power of God. The righteousness of man is his blindness. Blindness is sin. All of man’s doctrines, and laws, and traditions are blindness. Opinions of God are blindness. Pride is blindness. Doubts and unbelief are blindness. Unforgiveness is blindness. Fears are blindness. Strife and divisions are blindness. Lies are blindness. Fornication and adultery are blindness. Confusion is blindness. Anxiety and worry are blindness. Judging according to appearances is blindness. Unwillingness is blindness. Arguments are blindness. Hopelessness is blindness. Idolatry is blindness. Intimidation and control are blindness. Envy is blindness. Bitterness is blindness. Man’s wisdom and understanding is blindness. Hatred is blindness. Hypocrisy is blindness. All self-justification is not only blindness, but it the deceitful work that each man works to make blindness to be right. If I do not open the eyes of the blind, then who shall deliver them from their sin, the works of the Devil? For judgment I am come into the world to give sight to the blind. Unless you ask for me to judge your blindness, then you will not be able to see my love; and if you are not able to see my love, then your sin shall remain with you: for those who sin have not seen me nor known my love. All darkness is sin because the darkness is where all of the blindness of the ignorance of God dwells.

 

Psalm 115:4-6 “Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands (Matt.7:21,22; their self-righteous works) They have mouths, but they speak not: they have eyes, but they do not see”.

 

Proverbs 21:2 “Every way of man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord ponders the heart.”

 

Ephesians 4:17.18 “Therefore I say and testify in the Lord that you should henceforth no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them because of the blindness of their hearts.”

 

Psalm 13:3-4 “Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death and my enemy say, “I have prevailed against him (kept him blind); and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.”

 

I John 3:6-8 “Whosoever abides in him does not sin: whosoever sins has not seen him, neither known him.”

 

I came unto my own, and my own did not receive me because they were blind. I presented myself before the priests of Israel, but they rejected and despised me because they were blind. Even the scribes and Pharisees, experts in the scriptures that testified of me, were blind and could not see me. All who have not seen me abide in the Darkness; and those who abide in Darkness abide in sin. Even now, in this very day, there are many who are under the blood, but they say that they have no need for me, but they are blind to see that they are miserable, naked, wretched, blind, and poor. Therefore, just like the Pharisees, their sin shall remain with them because they think they see and know me. Where blindness is, there is Darkness; and where Darkness is, there is no light, only a separation from God. Blessed are the humble who cry out to me, seeking and asking for me to open their blind eyes so that they may know me. Blessed are the eyes of those who see me. Where there is separation from God, their you will find all of the hearts that will fail them for fear in this hour because of wrath and destruction that is coming in this hour, rather than the love of God.

 

Jeremiah 4:22 “For my people are foolish, they have not known me. They are senseless children, and they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. I beheld the earth (earthy body), and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens (the carnal mind), and they had no light.

 

I John 3:6-8 “Whosoever abides in him does not sin: whosoever sins has not seen him neither known him….

 

Revelation 3:14-19 “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, “These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I wish that you were cold or hot. So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth. Because you say, “I am rich (in your own righteousness) and increased with goods (righteous works), and I have need of nothing; but you do not know that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy of me gold (the judgment of Christ that opens the eyes) tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness does not appear; and anoint your eyes with eye salve so that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent.”

 

Luke 10:23-24 “And Jesus turned him to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see; for I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear and have not heard them.”

 

Vision Of The Blackberry Patch

 

While I was writing these things, I began to get like what appeared to be like the same vision over and over, but I kept dismissing it because very seldom, if at all, has the Lord given me another dream or another vision before he was finished interpreting the one that he had previously given to me. In the vision, I saw a very large patch of blackberries: end of vision. In this patch, I saw blackberries of all different colors; their were the green ones, which is the color they are when they first appear on the vine, then they turn yellow, then red, then maroon, and finally black when they are fully ripe. In the next vision, I saw the same patch of blackberries, and it again contained all of the different colors of blackberries, except the green ones. Then in the next vision I saw the same patch containing all the different colors except the green and yellow ones; and then the next vision contained all the blackberries except the green, yellow, and red ones. Then in the final vision, I saw nothing but plump, fully ripe black blackberries. It was in this vision that I heard the voice of the Lord say, “Now the harvest is ready”.

 

*I thought that it was interesting that the Lord used these blackberries because I do not know of any fruit or berry that goes through so many color changes before it becomes fully ripe.

 

Revelation 14:13-20 “And I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: Blessed are the dead that die (to their sins, to their judgments of others, to their blindness) in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, says the Spirit so that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them. And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man having on his head a golden crown and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle and reap: for the time is come for you to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth and the earth was reaped (the 5 who were wise; those vessels of honor that are then taken to the wedding feast). And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe (the 5 who were foolish; the vessels of dishonor that chose not to be judged in the Revelation of Jesus Christ). And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.) This ends the judgment that begins with the house of God.

 

When I asked the Lord to interpret this vision for me, he said, “The different colors of blackberries represent the different levels of maturity that all Christians are called to walk in; but it is only those who will take up their cross, deny and crucify self, that will come into the maturity that Father has called you into. Father determined in the beginning to give you all the same destiny; and that is that each one of you should be transformed into the image of Jesus Christ; for it is only this image that Father is well pleased with. Obviously, the green blackberries represent the babes in Christ, the most immature, while the black ones represent those who come into the fullness of the image of Jesus Christ. Those who have become fully matured are those who have been converted and become as children in their faith, in their love, in their trust, in their loyalty, and in their belief in God; and these are they who know him. In all things they have become child-like in their hearts towards me, having their faith and their belief purified and refined to believe and to know that it is my love that performs all things that are required and appointed for them.

 

Romans 8:29 “For whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son so that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.”

 

Matthew 18:3 And Jesus said, “Truly I say to you; except you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

 

Psalms 57:2 “I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performs all things for me.”

 

What you have seen in Lakeland is the blackberry patch that is filled with all of the different colors of blackberries; that is, there are all different levels of maturity there for those who will believe on me. So I have raised up my servant Todd Bentley to minister the signs and wonders of my power so that my love can be received on and believed by all, regardless of their level of maturity. Even though many, many are being blessed there in this hour, only those who really yearn to know me will continue with me when I open the second seal. Many will desire just to continue in the anointing of the first seal, and bask in the glory of the signs and wonders, and remain where they are. Nevertheless, I am giving all the opportunity to see me and follow me in this hour.

 

As I remove a seal, those who see me, receive me, and believe on me will be taken into a new realm of maturity; a realm where your faith, your trust, your belief, your loyalty, and your love for me will grow stronger and deeper. The humble and child-like who willingly surrender their hearts into my hands, they shall follow me from one seal to the next; from one revelation to the next; and from one level of maturity to the next, as I lead them into their destiny; the destiny that the whole creation and been moaning and groaning for as they wait for the revelation of the Sons of God. This is the hour that I am bringing my elect, my surrendered children, into the fullness of maturity, of completion, and of perfection. O how I love them that follow only after my voice and that believe on my words. Those who are surrendered unto me are those who desire for me to open their eyes so they can see more and more of my love; for by seeing they will be refined, corrected, increased, sanctified, and matured in their faith and belief in my love. Only perfect love allows for one to believe that all things are possible with God; and unless you see my love in this hour, then it will not be possible for you do that which you see me do. When I appear in all my glory, it will be to those whose faith and belief has been refined and purified in the fire. I am perfect in love; and only perfect love believes that all things are possible.

 

Proverbs 20:12 “The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord makes both of them.”

 

John 3:27-28 “John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it is given to him from heaven.”

 

John 6:29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God that you believe on him whom he has sent.”

 

John 5:18-23 “Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly I say to you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do; for whatever he does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that he himself does; and he will show him greater works than these so that you may marvel. For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will; for the Father judges no one but has committed all judgment to the Son…”

 

I Corinthians 13:7 “Love…believes all things..”

 

Luke 18:8 “…Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?”

 

I Peter 1:6-7 “Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through various temptations, so that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it (not you, but your faith) be tried with fire, might be found unto praise, and honor, and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ”.

 

When you saw all of the different colors of berries in the first blackberry patch, know also that it represents the love that I have for all; that I am willing to give all the opportunity to be partakers of my glory, regardless of what level of maturity they may be in. You are all under the blood that my love shed for you. I love the babes in Chris and I love the lost sheep. I love the righteous and I love the congregation of the dead. I love the mature and I love the prodigal sons. I love those who are sober and I love those who are asleep. I love those who see as well as those who are blind. I love those who love the truth and I love those who are deceived. I am the God of love who loves my people another opportunity. Seven times seventy is just the very beginning of how many times my love delights in forgiving my people. One error, one fault, or one sin is all that it takes for the children of Darkness who hate those who I love, to try to kill and destroy my precious; for the power of death and the power of life is in the tongue. Who is worthy in my sight but those who need to be covered by my blood. I came to call sinners unto repentance, not the blind who think they are pious and righteous, who do not even see a need to repent of their wicked and perverted judgments of their brethren. I love the Children of the Light and I love the children of the Darkness; for if it were not so, then I would not be so willing and ready to forgive them also, and grant them repentance if they turn from these wicked desires of the Devil. Consider the apostle Paul.

 

Acts 8:1-3 “And Saul consented with his (Stephen’s) death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and dragging off men and women committed them to prison.”

 

Here in Lakeland you have witnessed me showing my love towards all men, healing and delivering many who at least have the faith to come to Lakeland; but you yourself have also witnessed my love coming to those who out of faith and desire have laid their hands on their *TV or computer screens. You have seen me displaying the good works of my love here in Lakeland towards men of all different kinds of faiths, doctrines, backgrounds, beliefs, denominations, and nationalities; for of such are the green blackberries. I said that I would never leave you or forsake you, though many have left me or forsaken me to serve false doctrines, or to serve the god of their imaginations, or to serve the idolatry of being lord and god over their own Christianity, or to serve the commandments and laws of men, or to serve their fears of man. Some have forsaken me because my love does not bring any satisfaction to their own natural desires. Many have departed from me because they did not believe that if they sought for me they would not be able to find me; but this is a day of another opportunity; a day of fresh starts and new beginnings. I am opening a door in this hour that will allow for those who strayed from me, no matter how far they have strayed or how long they have strayed from me, that if they will simply repent of the wickedness to stray, and seek my face in this hour, then I will leave the 99 and come to them, and heal their wounded and cold hearts with my love. Here in Lakeland, my love is ready to give all another opportunity to return unto the only true God; the only one that dearly loves each one of you. This is the just the beginning of the love that I am revealing on earth, but for one to mature in his faith and belief, he must repent of the sins of his blindness, lest he see not the love that I am revealing in this hour. So here in Lakeland it starts, a mighty move for all men, regardless of their level of immaturity or maturity in faith and belief they may be; but let those who see me in the time desire to see new things about me in the next moment of time. Let no man be as the green berry that rots on the vine.

 

* One night Todd said there was an anointing present for those who would receive it who were willing to become laborers in the harvest; and Todd also said that it was for those also that were watching by TV or computer. My daughter then got up and laid hands on the computer screen, and immediately she received an anointing of the Spirit of the Lord. A couple of days later, she went and prayed for her mother-in-law who had lung cancer; and while she was praying, the Lord spoke to her and told her to tell her mother-in-law that she was healed. Though this woman allowed for my daughter to pray for her, she was not a real believer; so she did not dare tell anyone what the word of the Lord was that had been spoken to her. A couple of days later she went into surgery for the lung cancer, and when the cut her open, they found no evidence of any cancer. Glory be to God.

 

Isa 55:6-7 “Seek you the Lord while he may be found; call you upon him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”

 

2 Chronicles 7:14-17 “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers made in this place. For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there forever; and my eyes and my heart will be there perpetually.”

 

Luke 13:23-30 And Jesus said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, “Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, “I do not know you, where you are from”. Then you will begin to say, “We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.” But he will say, “I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.” There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out. They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God.”

 

I use signs and wonders to reveal my love; and I will certainly use them in this hour to draw the prodigal sons and the lost sheep back to me. I have now opened the door for all to return to me who will have my love. Let every man take heed in this hour, for this is the last time; let the lost, let the hypocrite, let the ignorant, let those who are asleep, let the congregation of the dead, let the prodigal sons, let the slothful, let the unfaithful, and let the blind turn back into the arms of my love. My fire is ready to burn all of the wicked and deceitful lies that turn my people away from me. My fire will burn and consume, but who will let it? My fire is a holy fire; a fire that shall not do any more harm to those who are baptized into it than that fiery furnace did to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego when they were thrown into it. My fire only burns sin and death. Fear not to go beyond the limitations and the boundaries of that which you have understood, believed, and trusted in concerning my love; for the love that I am birthing in this hour is that which has never been seen by any man at any time. I am the refiner, and I am in complete control. Trust me; surrender your heart and your mind into my hands and let me mature you. I am will to let, but the accusers and the fault finders are standing ready to devour any and all of my love that I am birthing in this hour with their lies and threats.

 

Malachi 3:2-6 “But who may abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appears? He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap: and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver. He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver so that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness….And I will come near to you to judgment…For I am the Lord,

I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.”

 

1 Peter 5:6-7 “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God so that he may exalt you in due time.”

 

Yes, yes, yes, many have walked with me for years, and some of them have gone through the fires of correction for years; but surely these are they who should be able to see and more clearly recognize the move of my love in this hour. Be comforted in that you will not have to experience again any of these fiery trials again that have previously worked to perfect your belief and increase your faith. But this is the hour that all things must come into perfection, into completion, and be finished; so it is now necessary for me to do a quick work in maturing all those who will see, who will receive, and who will believe on me in this final hour. How shall the temple that is unclean and defiled be able to receive me in the fullness of my glory unless I give them now the opportunity to see me in the same light as you see me? It is truly of this time that it is written, “For blessed are the ears of those who will hear and receive, and the eyes of those who will see and believe; for these are truly the revelations that my prophets, my apostles, and my priests have desired to hear and see, but were not able to hear or to see.” In this hour, those who repent of those things which are not of me shall be redeemed quickly with my Spirit; for there cannot be any maturation without repentance. This is the hour that I will redeem the imperfect flesh that is repented of with my divine nature. This is the hour of maturation, completion, and perfection that will finish the work in my body; to bring an end to sin and reconciliation for iniquity. This is the hour that the harvest shall be made ready. This is the hour that I am preparing my bride for.

 

Matthew 20:1-16 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and he said to them, “You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.” So they went. Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, “Why have you been standing here idle all day?” They said to him, “Because no one hired us.” He said to them, “You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.” So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, “Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.” And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius. And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner saying, “These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.” But he answered one of them and said, “Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?” So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”

 

Revelation 10:7 “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he has declared to his servants the prophets.”

 

Amos 3:7 “Surely the Lord God will do nothing until he reveals his secret unto the servants the prophets.”

 

Seventy weeks have been determined to bring all things into completion, maturity, and perfection. Seventy weeks have been determined until I bring an end of sin. Seventy weeks have been determined until the revelation of God dissolves the sins of blindness. Seventy weeks have been determined unto I am revealed in the fullness of my glory to destroy all of the works of the Devil and bring an end to his evil kingdom. Seventy weeks have been appointed until the Light comes to dissolve the Darkness. Seventy weeks have been determined until Life comes to swallow up Death. Seventy weeks have been determined until Love comes to overcome the judgments of men and their false religions. Seventy weeks have been determined until all things that oppose and resist the love of God be consumed and destroyed. My love will change the entire face of my body, the church. When my love is revealed in all of its perfection, then shall even the gifts of the spirit be done away that were given for edification purposes; for there is no need of faith when my people abide in the presence of my love. It is that it is. No longer shall there be anymore speaking in tongues, for the language of heaven will be the language on earth. No longer shall there be any knowledge, for all shall know me as they know themselves, for the glory of presence abides eternally within them, and they are one with me. Seventy weeks have been determined until my love comes that will allow my people to believe that all things are in my love. I am love, and my people shall be one with me in love. Seventy weeks have been determined until I reveal myself in the Sons of glory. Seventy weeks have been appointed until my Sons restore my entire creation; and the kingdoms of this fallen world become the kingdom of God. Unless the world sees me in the fullness of my glory, they shall not believe. I am coming to perform all things which you believe that I am going to perform for you. I am coming in the clouds; I am coming in the fullness of my glory. I am coming in the clouds to be glorified in all those who see me, receive me, and believe on me. Do not look for me to be coming from above, for I am coming in your brethren.

 

* I have read many, many prophesies over the past few years that prophesy that everything in the church is going to change, and now I know; for when the perfect love of God comes, there will be no more prophecies, no more speaking in tongues, nor will there be any need for any of the other gifts of the Spirit. The five-fold ministry will not be needful anymore see that each member of the body is going to be coming into the perfection of the glory of God’s love.

 

1 Corinthians 13:8-10 “Love never fails. Whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. We know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect (love) is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.”

 

Acts 26:16-18 The Lord said to Paul, “But rise and stand upon your feet: for I have appeared unto you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of these things which you have seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto you; delivering you from the Jews and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send you: To open their eyes (that they may see/receive/believe), and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”

 

Exodus 16:10 And it came to pass as Aaron was speaking to the whole congregation of the children of Israel that they looked towards the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud.”

 

Romans 8:18-22 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation (Strongs #602: revelation/same word as in Rev.1:1) of the sons of God….22 For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now.”

 

II Thessalonians 1:7-10 “And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe in that day.”

 

Watch for my love; for you know not what manner of my love is going to be revealed when the next seal is removed. Remember, my love not only heals, but it also saves, and blesses, and delivers, and redeems, and changes, and does good, and exalts, but it also corrects and rebukes. You do not know what the next revelation will bring; but watch and be ready to see, and to receive and to believe. I am preparing and cleansing my temple, one open seal at a time, preparing you to receive the greatest revelation of the glory of God that has ever been witnessed at any time on this earth. Many will say when they see me moving in Lakeland that they have seen such visitations as this before, but these are the fault finders who only are able to see the faults of my servants rather than the new things of God that I am revealing. I also say to you that this is not so because this is not a visitation; for all visitations have a beginning and an end. This is not a visitation but a manifestation of my presence that is without an end; a manifestation of the abiding presence of the love of God that will continue to grow and increase in the humble children who surrender their hearts and minds only to me in this hour. I am the vine that matures and perfects the fruit. I am the love that perfects. I am fullness that completes all things.

 

John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches; he that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit; for without me, you can do nothing….15 Henceforth I do not call you servants; for the servant does not know what his Lord does, but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known to you.”

 

John 5:19-21 Then answered Jesus and said to them, “Truly, truly I say to you, “The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for whatever things he does, the Son does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that he himself does: and he will show him greater works than these so that you may marvel. For as the Father raises up the dead, and makes them alive; even so the Son makes alive whom he will.”

 

Again I exhort you with this truth: Only the humble who follow me as sheep after the shepherd will continue with me through the opening of all seven seals. Only the little children who completely trust me shall follow me as I lead them deeper and deeper into the spiritual realm of my heart; for only with the heart shall a man come to believe on the love that I have for him. The more a man believes on my love the more he will become one with me in my divine nature. The more a man becomes one with me, the more possible it will become for him to do that which was once thought impossible. That which the humble see me do in this hour is that which they themselves shall also be empowered to do. It is the humble children that desire to go deeper and deeper into the spiritual realms that will come to dwell in the glory of my love; and the glory of my love will come to dwell within them. Where my love is, there shall my presence be. Will you see my love? Will you receive my love? Will you believe on my love? I am love. The proud who do not repent, they shall torment from the presence of my love when I take from them that little which they do have and give to those who have increased in my love; and they shall have the more.

 

Romans 15:13 “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

 

The Vision of Cinderella’s Prince and the Prince of Peace

 

Again, as I was seeking the Lord for understanding of these dreams and visions, the Lord then gave me a vision unlike any vision that I have ever received. It was different in that I received two visions that were almost identical with each other; that is, one of my eyes was seeing one of visions while my other eye was seeing almost an identical version of the vision my other was receiving. I first heard a voice saying, “The Prince is coming”; with both eyes I began to see a crowd gathering to what appeared like to welcome the prince. Then with my left eye I saw that the Prince that was coming was Cinderella’s prince; and he was riding in on a white horse, and he stopped just before the crowd. With my other eye, I saw Jesus as the Prince of Peace, in all of his majesty and glory, also come riding in on a white horse, and he also stopped just short of the crowd that had gathered for him. Then my left eye saw Cinderella’s prince was holding a glass slipper in one of his hands, while my other eye saw the Prince of Peace was holding a slipper that was only about half of the size of Cinderella’s slipper. I could see that both of these Princes seemed to spot the object of his affection as he was dismounting from his horse, for the eyes of them both became fixed only on one part of the crowd before them. I myself was disappointed when I saw the size of the slipper that was in Jesus’ hand because I could easily see that it could not fit on my foot; and I began to wonder just whose fit it was going to fit.

 

Revelation 19:11 “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True…”

 

I then saw Cinderella’s step-sisters run out to meet the Prince. They were dressed in their most beautiful dresses and it was easy to tell that they had spent much time in trying to beautify their faces so that they might appear as beautiful as they could in the sight of the Prince. With the other eye, I also saw many Christians running out to meet the Prince of Peace, and they also had dressed themselves in the most beautiful appearances of righteousness as they could. They were each vying for Jesus’ attention by saying such things as, “Lord, did you see all of the wonderful works that I have done for you”; or “Lord, did you see how faithful I have been in fasting and tithing?”; or, “Lord, did you see how often I preached your gospel?”; or, “Lord, were you pleased with my efforts to be the best Christian that I could be?” Neither Jesus or Cinderella’s prince seem to give any attention to any of their words nor did they even seem notice any of the to outward appearance or beauty that they clothed themselves with because the eyes of both Princes were completely fixed on another.

 

I then saw Cinderella’s prince dismount and go straight over to Cinderella, and even though she was clothed in a dirty servant’s dress that was tattered and frayed, he did not seem to even notice. Once he stood in front of her, he bent down, lifted up her foot, and placed the glass slipper on it, and not once did he take his eyes off of her eyes. With my other eye I was seeing the moment as Jesus dismounted from his horse, and he also began to walk right through this crowd of people that had been waiting for his coming. I was eagerly waiting to see just whose foot this tiny slipper could possible fit when, much to my amazement, he walked straight to me. And in the same manner that Cinderella’s prince had done, he bent down, lifted my foot, and placed the slipper on my foot, without once taking his eyes off of me. I was so shocked, stunned, and happy as the slipper fit perfectly on my foot; and all that I really remember saying, over and over, was how could this slipper have fit on my foot? Then the Lord said that the slipper was a designed only to fit a child’s foot; and I immediately remembered that Jesus said in Matthew 18:3-5 “And said, “Truly I say to you: Except you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.” O, the Prince is coming for his own; and his own are those who have humbled their hearts before him and surrendered themselves into the mighty hand of God for transformation and change.

 

1 Peter 5:6 Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God so that he may exalt you in due time.”

 

As I thought on all that which I had seen in this vision, I was amazed to also see the similarities between Cinderella’s step-sisters and the hypocrites, those vessels of dishonor in Father’s house that never received any correction. First of all, they are both absolutely convinced that when the prince returns, he will surely be coming for them. Secondly, just as the step-sisters were convinced that they could attract the Prince by trying to beautify their unattractiveness with beautiful clothes and make-up; and so also is it with the hypocrites who think that the Prince of Peace will be attracted to their appearances of righteousness, their show of righteous works, their pleasant words, and their good intentions. Thirdly, both the step-sisters and the hypocrites treat the true heirs harshly and with disdain; and they both also take great delight in taking control and becoming their lords, instructing them to do things that they themselves would not lift a finger to do. Fourthly, they are both so big headed (big footed) that no one could ever make them to see that there was in error or sin in that which they believed about themselves. And lastly, they have no real love at all for their prince, but desire to take his kingdom and rule over in a manner that is pleasing unto themselves.

 

Matthew 23:27-28 “Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whited tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but within you are full of dead bones and of all uncleanness (self-righteousness). Even so you also outwardly appear righteous unto men but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.”

 

Psalm 39:5-11

“…Truly every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. Surely every man walks in a vain show….11 When you Lord rebuke you do correct man for iniquity (outward show of self- righteous works and appearances); you make his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.”

 

Matthew 23:2 “Jesus said, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: therefore whatsoever they bid you to observe, you observe and do; but do you not after their works: for they say and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and they lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men…”

 

I Peter 5:2-4 “Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre but of a ready mind. Neither be you as lords over God’s heritage, but be examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown of glory that fades not away.”

 

Cinderella and her step-sisters had different mothers; and to those who have been taught the mystery of wisdom, they understand that every man’s spiritual mother is the wisdom that dwells within. When Jesus returns he is found coming for those who are wise (Matthew 25:1-13); that is, those who sought for and cried out for the wisdom of God, just like the scriptures instructs all to do. He is going to leave behind the foolish; and the foolish, according to that which is written in I Corinthians 3:19 are those vessels of dishonor that continued walking in the wisdom of this world. It is the wisdom that is in a man that determines whether he is a vessel of honor in the house of God, or a vessel of dishonor. To the carnally minded Christians, the wisdom of God seems like nothing but foolishness because it surrenders itself completely into hands of God; and it makes no provision for a man to be lord and god over his own Christianity. It is only the wisdom of God that allows for one’s heart and mind to be converted into the likeness of a little child. The wisdom of this world is the mother that has birthed all that which is carnal and natural to this world; while it is the wisdom of God that births all things of God; and God made Jesus to be wisdom for us. Five will have the slipper fit perfectly, while the other five will depart with weeping and gnashing of teeth.

 

Luke 7:35 “But wisdom is justified of all her children.”

 

1 Corinthians 2:14 “The natural (carnal) man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned…3:1 And I, brethren could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for you were not able to bear it, neither yet now are you able. For you are still carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions; are you not carnal and walk as men?”

 

1 Corinthians 2:4-5 “And my speech and my preaching was not with the enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power so that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”

 

Matthew 25:1-2 “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins which took their lamps, and (they both) went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish (having still the wisdom of this world).”

 

2 Timothy 2:19-21 “Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal: The Lord knows them that are his. And, let everyone that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity (the righteousness that comes forth when this world’s wisdom is joined to the scriptures). But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor and some to dishonor. If a man will therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor; sanctified and ready for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.”

 

Vision Of The Lion Of Judah

 

Right when I thought the Lord was through interpreting this dream, he gave me this vision. Not long after I woke up one morning, I saw in a vision a large pottery bowl sitting on stand. This bowl looked like one of those old bowls that people used to wash their hands and face in. Suddenly I heard a movement to my left, and when I turned to see what it was, I saw about 20 feet away from me an extremely large rock that was about 15 feet tall; and standing on top of that rock was the most awesomely beautiful and powerfully looking lion that I have ever seen. As I was observing him, I saw turn his head downward and slightly to the left, which was away from me, and then suddenly his head whipped around and he let out the loudest and most authoritative roar I have ever heard; a roar that was so powerful and authoritative that it seemed to penetrate into every cell in my body. I knew that this could only be the Lion of Judah.

 

I then turned back towards the bowl, and I saw people coming and just simply laying their hands in the water; and when they did, no matter what sickness or disease that they had, whether it be in their body, or in their soul, of in their spirit, they were immediately healed. I then understood that when the Lion of Judah had roared, that his power and authority had been imparted into this bowl for healing purposes. I then went out that same day, bought me a bowl, and filled it with water. Then I said, “Okay, Lord, I know that the next time that I hear you roar like that, that this water will be anointed with your power that comes forth from your love.

 

John 5:4-5 “For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.”

 

Then a few days later, while I was in prayer, the Lord gave me another vision where I again saw him as the Lion of Judah standing on top of that same rock. Just like before, as I was observing him, I saw him turn is head slightly to the left and downward, and I then flinched as I was expecting to hear the same powerful and authoritative roar that I had previously heard; but when his head whipped around and his mouth opened wide, I did not hear a roar at all, but rather I heard words spoken in the most gentlest, loving, and softest voice saying to me, “I love you; be healed completely in your body, in your soul, and in your spirit”; and I was. Then he turned his head again as to roar, and again when he swung his head around, the same gentle voice spoke said, “I love you; remove the old garments and be clothed in the beauty of my holiness; the light of life”; and I was.

 

Then again, he turned his head downward and to the left, and when swung his head around he said, “I love you; be delivered from every evil work and filled with the goodness of God”; and I was. And again the lion opened his mouth as to roar but said so lovingly, “I love you; be redeemed from the corruption of vanity and receive the fullness of the wisdom of God”; and I was. Then again, with the same turn of the head, he said, “I love you; See the fullness of my love so that all blindness may be dissolved; the blindness that has alienated and separated you from the abundant life that I called you to be partakers of with me”; and I did. Once again his head turned and instead of roaring these words came forth, “I love you; receive the blessings and gifts that I have been prepared for you that are exceedingly greater than anything that you could have imagined to have asked”; and I did. Then the Lion turned again as to roar one last time and then said, “I love you my beautiful bride; be made perfect in the oneness of my love and receive my kingdom”; and with great tears of joy, I said, “I do”. Then I heard the blast of a shofar; and a loud cry came forth that was heard everywhere, “Arise, shine, for your light has come and the glory of God has risen upon you”.

 

Amos 3:7-8 “Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets. A lion has roared!

 

Ezekiel 37:14 “And I shall put my spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall you know that I the Lord have spoken it and performed it,” says the Lord.

 

Isaiah 55:8-11 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways”, says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and does not return there until it has watered the earth and makes it to bring forth and bud so that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void (it shall return with praises and thanksgiving for those who have asked the Lord to send his word), but it shall accomplish that which I please and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I send it.

 

Matthew 8:8-11 “The centurion (military officer) answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof; but only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me; and I say to this one, “Go,” and he goes; and to another, “Come”, and he comes; and to my servant, “Do this”, and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he marveled, and said to those who followed, “Truly, truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!”

 

John 15:3 “Now you are clean through the word that I have spoken to you.”

 

Psalm 107:20 “He sent his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.”

 

Lamentations 3:37 “Who is he that speaks and it comes to pass when the Lord has not commanded it?”

 

I then knew that the revelation of Jesus Christ was now complete, revealed in the Sons of God. Then I said, “Lord, the victory is truly in your love; and not in any of the good intentions, or efforts, or declarations, or righteous works of man. The victory is seen in the love that you have for us joined together with the faith that believes that your love will always direct your power to perform, to work, to complete, to perfect, and to fulfill all things for us.” Then Spirit of the Lord quickened to me that the vessel that I saw that contained the water was the vessel of my own body; and the water was the words of his promises that I had treasuring and storing up in heaven. I then understood that when his love and authority comes to fill his vessel, the glory of God will fill his temple, and the Sons of God shall come forth; and whosoever touches their clothes or that has their shadow fall upon them, they shall be healed, as the love and power of God goes forth out of them to do good to all men and to heal all who are oppressed of the Devil.

 

Then I thought, “Mmmmm; seven roars, seven seals: Father are these the same events, or is it that what we see now is a taste of that which awaits us when the seventh seal is opened?” The Lord has not yet answered me.

 

catsmittiv@aol.com

Dying to Self

October 16, 2008

This author-unknown piece is already posted on over 100 sites, but it deserves another:

When you are forgotten or neglected or purposely set at naught,and you do not sting and hurt at the oversight, but your heart is happy, being counted worthy to suffer for Christ; that is dying to self.
When your good is evil spoken of, when your wishes are crossed, your advice disregarded, your opinions ridiculed, and you refuse to let anger rise in your heart or even defend yourself, but take all in patient loving silence; that is dying to self.
When you quietly forbear any disorder, any irregularity, any impunctuality, or any annoyance; when you can stand face to face with waste, folly, extravagance, spiritual insensibility and endure it as Jesus endured it; that is dying to self.
When you are content with any food, any offering, any raiment, any climate, any society, any solitude, any interruption by the will of God; that is dying to self.
When you never care to refer to yourself in conversation, or to record your own good works, or itch after commendation; when you can truly love to be unknown; that is dying to self.
When you can receive correction and reproof from one of less stature than yourself and can humbly submit inwardly as well as outwardly, finding no rebellion or resentment rising up within your heart; that is dying to self.

Thanks, Rick!

August 25, 2008

Rick Joyner posted this here :

Over the last couple of weeks, there has been an increasing swirl of controversy regarding Todd Bentley. I have had almost daily contact with him, and he asked me to post the following:

Todd Bentley asked me to convey his appreciation for all the prayers, expressions of love, and concern while he tries to navigate through this present situation. He is grieved by the trouble and confusion this has caused, especially to his friends, coworkers, and all who have trusted him. He wants to make a clear statement about it, acknowledging his responsibility in this and the mistakes he made, but he feels that he should first meet with Pastor Bill Johnson, who is out of the country and will not be available for a couple more weeks. He asks that you would continue to pray for him, and he thanks those who are willing to be patient. He wants to do this right and not hastily or superficially.   

I would like to accept personal responsibility for counseling Todd to wait until he has talked with Bill before trying to make the “full disclosure” of his mistakes. This needs to be done right and in a way that does not unnecessarily hurt even more people. In just a couple of weeks, things should have calmed down enough for a statement to be made. Impatience is not a fruit of the Spirit, and I have personally never seen anything done under the kind of duress and pressure that some are trying to exert at this time that ended up not being a mistake.

The only thing that I have received from the Lord about this matter directly is that “those who rush to judgment will be exposed.” This entire matter, including the Lakeland Outpouring, is a test. To me, the miracles, healings, salvations, and profoundly changed lives that resulted in people, some that I personally know, make all that is happening now still worth it, many times over.

My opinion of the Lakeland Outpouring has not changed, and it will mark a demarcation point for the church that will have a positive impact on our future. I greatly appreciate all who helped to make it possible, and I also appreciate the devotion we are seeing to not compromise basic biblical standards of morality and integrity. If we handle what is now before us rightly, it can have an even greater impact than the Outpouring did to encourage and strengthen the church for the great tasks before us.

I have no doubt that many of the statements that are now being made are going to be regretted by those who made them. Since I am appealing for a couple of weeks to give Todd the chance to process these matters and meet with Bill Johnson, I think we should give any who may have made premature statements some grace too. There are leaders who are applauding some of these statements, but almost every Christian that has talked to me about them, as well as most of the leaders I have talked to, thought that they were hastily made statements meant to cover their bases which cost these leaders a lot of credibility. I have only read a few, and that was not necessarily my perspective, though it is very obvious with some.

Even if this is the case, this is a natural tendency when someone is wounded. I think we should resist writing off these people and maybe have a moratorium to allow everyone a chance to retract what they have written for the last couple of weeks. We are told in Galatians 6:7 that we will all reap what we sow, which means that if we want to receive grace, we should give it, and if we want to receive mercy, we should give it. There may be some of this in my own writing that I am not able to see because I too am hurt by this situation. Therefore, I am also asking for grace and mercy if this is the case.

My main concern is that some of the worst doctrines and actions taken in church history were the result of people responding out of their wounds rather than by following the Lord. A lot of people are understandably hurting right now. Even so, those who resist taking action or making statements out of their pain, or under pressure, will be glad they did. Again, impatience is not a fruit of the Spirit, and it will never lead us to where the Lord wants to take us. Those who rush to judgment, or are hasty to take action, are not treated kindly in Scripture, and are likely to pay a high and unnecessary price for it.

I recommended to Todd to allow a panel of those who are considered true elders in the body of Christ, who could be impartial, to judge this situation, and he readily agreed. He did not make any demands or suggestions about who should be on the panel. He only said that he felt he should not cross the line and say anything negative about his wife, and that he intends to continue to love her and his children, and take care of them.

The Apostle Paul lamented in I Corinthians 6:5 saying it was to their shame that there were no judges among them, yet they were even called to judge angels. The lack of elders, who are also called as judges, is probably still the main cause for much of the shame that continues in the body of Christ. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of the Lord’s throne as we are told in Psalm 89:14, and if we are going to walk in His authority there must be a place for due process that is a standard of justice. God obviously cares very deeply about people being treated fairly and that His standards of righteousness are upheld. His seat of authority demands this for a foundation.

One thing we can be sure of—the Judge is on His throne and all of this is going to work out for good for His people. I am more encouraged every day at what is unfolding and at the great opportunity this situation is for us. The Holy Spirit moved upon the chaos in the beginning and look at the beautiful creation He brought forth! He knows how to do this and seems to love the opportunity that chaos gives Him to show what He can do. This, too, will work out for good to everyone who loves Him and is called according to His purpose. We have this as a sure promise from the One who cannot lie.

John Crowder

August 21, 2008

John Crowder was ministering in Albuquerque last weekend.  What a blessing this young man is! 

John believes we are designed to enjoy God, and he is gifted to help people learn to do just that.  

John is not a dangerous heretic – his doctrine is orthodox, and his life appears to be upright and wholesome before the Lord.  

John seems to believe – John my brother, I hope I am not misrepresenting your position – that the Scriptures indicate that the Holy Spirit can trigger the divinely-engineered spiritual analogs to the pleasure centers in our brain so that we do not need unhealthy counterfeits such as drugs.

I have studied this, and while the scripture does not necessarily prove that, it certainly suggests it.   The wine of the Holy Spirit should make us merry.  John also believes that angels are our helpers in this.  It is undeniable that the angels are here to help us.  It does make sense that they would help us in aspects of righteousness such as enjoying the Holy Spirit.

It is sad that so many turn to various substances and activities, legal and illegal, to satisfy their God-given need for pleasure.

Some will passionately defend the right of believers to take all sorts of drugs for depression.  I will not argue with them – we all have a legitimate need to feel good!

But how much better if we can feel good because we have fully turned to the Lord, and taken advantage of drinking daily of the wine of the Holy Spirit.

John uses some metaphors that when understood make perfect sense.  If people are not being taught to live in the intoxicating freedom of the Holy Spirit, they will seek the counterfeits provided by the enemy of our souls.

Of course we should not worship pleasure or seek it.  But we should not be the dour “Church Lady” Christian either – even unbelievers know that any religion that produces harsh and unfulfilled miserable people cannot be right.

Get your life right with God.  Stop making unhealthy choices.  Seek the Lord passionately with your whole heart. 

Let gifted ministries such as John Crowder teach you how to more fully enjoy His pleasures, so that you will no longer be attracted to Satan’s counterfeit pleasures.

I appreciate John’s gift, as easy as it is to be misunderstood.

Father, protect this young man!

Some Genealogical Research

August 20, 2008

I have been studying genealogy.

I thought it might be a blessing to whoever happens to read this blog for me to post my personal family tree in its entirety.

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Jesus has exactly the same one!  He and I were once descended from Adam, but that was in another life!

What does your family tree look like?

“…in order that the Son might be the firstborn among many brothers…”