Archive for the ‘Prophetic’ Category

Earthquake Prophecy

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

It is reported that California statistically has 17% of all abortions performed in the U.S. (Source: Google) It appears that New York is 2nd in total number of abortions.

Millennials Ditching Religion

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

After posting this morning’s writing, I noticed this article:

People are looking to fill the void with anything that seems “spiritual”.

Prophetic Fruit

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Mark Taylor, a retired firefighter (like my friend Kemper), prophesied of Donald Trump’s election before Donald Trump announced his candidacy.  This prophecy produced its intended fruit.  There are other prophetic words which are now coming to pass.  As Mark says, GOD does not tell him when or how these prophecies are going to come to pass.  Yes, Mark has opinions about the prophecies’ implications, but let us focus on the prophecies and allow him to give his commentary based on his current understanding.  The following interview provides us with some of those prophetic words:

As always, we are to be fruit inspectors.

THE VIRGIN CHURCH (1619 prophecy by: Jane Leade

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

A Beloved Sister sent the following prophecy to me and I wanted to share it with you.  Yes, next year will be 400 years since this was given and it ties back to the Israelite’s 400 years of slavery (Genesis 15:12-14).

THE VIRGIN CHURCH (1619 prophecy by: Jane Leade)

There shall be a total and full redemption by Christ.

This is a hidden mystery not to be understood without the revelation of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is at hand to reveal the same to all holy seekers and loving inquirers.

The completion of such a redemption is withheld and abstracted by the apocalyptic (or revelation) seals. Wherefore as the Spirit of God shall open up seal after seal, so shall this redemption come to be revealed both particularly and universally.

In the gradual opening of the mystery of redemption in Christ doth consist the unsearchable wisdom of God; which may continually reveal new and fresh things to the worthy seeker.

In order to which the ark of the Testimony in Heaven shall be opened before the end of this age and the living testimony herein contained shall be unsealed.

The presence of the Divine Ark will constitute the life of this Virgin Church, and wherever this Body is, there must the ark of necessity be.

The unsealing of the Living Testimony within the Ark of God must begin the promulgation of the everlasting gospel of the kingdom. The proclamation of the Testimony will be as the sounding of a trumpet of alarm to the nations of professed Christendom.

Authority shall be given by Christ to the putting an end to all controversies concerning the true church that is born of the New Jerusalem mother.

This decision will be the actual sealing of the body of Christ with the name (or Authority) of God, giving them a commission to act by the same. This New Name (or Authority) will distinguish them from the seven thousand names of Babylon.

The election and preparation of this Virgin Church is to be after a secret and hidden manner.

As David in his ministry was chosen and anointed by the prophet of the Lord, yet was not admitted to the outward profession of the Kingdom for a considerable time afterward, of the stem of David a Virgin Church, which hath known nothing of a man or human constitution, is to be born and it will require some time for it to get out of the minority and arrive at full and mature age.

The birth of this Virgin Church was typified by St. John’s vision where the great wonder appeared in heaven, bringing forth her first born that was caught up to the throne of God (or identified with the Authority of God). For as a virgin woman brought forth Christ after the flesh, so shall a Virgin Church bring forth the first born after the Spirit who shall be endowed with the seven spirits of God.

This church so brought forth and sealed with the mark of Divine Authority will have no bonds or impositions, but the holy unction among these new born spirits will be all and all.

There is not at this day visible upon the earth such a church, all profession being found light when weighed in the balances. Therefore they are rejected by the Supreme Judge. Which rejection will be for this cause, that out of them may come a new and glorious church.

Then shall the glory of God and the Lamb so rest upon this typical tabernacle so that it shall be called the Tabernacle of Wisdom, and though it is not now known in visibility, yet it shall be seen as coming out of the wilderness within a short time; then it will go on to multiply and propagate itself universally, not only to the number of the first born (144,000), but also to the remnant of the Seed, against whom the Dragon will make war continually.

Wherefore the spirit of David shall revive in this blossoming root. These will have might given them to overcome the Dragon and his angels, even as David overcame Goliath and the Philistine army.

This will be the standing up of the great prince Michael and will be as the appearance of Moses against Pharaoh, in order that the chosen Seed may be brought out of hard servitude.

Egypt doth figure this servile creation under which Abraham’s Seed groans, but a prophet, and the most prophetical generation, will the Most High raise up who shall deliver His people by the force of spiritual arms.

For which there must be certain head powers to bear the first office, who are to be persons in favor with God, whose dread and fear shall fall on all nations, visible and invisible, because of the mighty acting power of the Holy Spirit which shall rest upon them.

For Christ will appear in some chosen vessels to bring into the Promised Land, the New Creation state. Thus, Moses, Joshua, and Aaron may be considered types of some upon whom the same Spirit will come, yet in greater proportion.

Whereby they shall make way for the ransomed of the Lord to return to Mt. Zion, but none shall stand under God but those who have become “tried” stones after the pattern and similitude of Christ.

This will be fiery trial through which a very few will be able to pass or bear up in it. Whereby the waiters for this visible breaking forth are strictly charged to hold fast, and wait together in the unity of Pure Love.

This trial will be of absolute necessity to all for the clearing away of all remaining infirmities of the natural mind, and the burning of all hay, wood, and stubble. For nothing must remain in the fire, for as a refiner shall He purify the sons of the kingdom.

There will be some who will be fully redeemed being clothed upon with a priestly garment after the Melchizedek order. This will qualify them for governing Authority.

Therefore it is required on their part to suffer the Spirit of burning, and the fanning of the Fiery Breath searching every part within them until they arrive at a Fixed Body from whence the wonders are to flow out.

Upon this Body will be the fixation of the Urim and Thummim that are the portion of the Melchizedek priesthood whose descent is not counted in the genealogy of that creation which is under the fall but in another genealogy which is a New Creation.

Hence these priests will have a deep inward search and divine sight into secret things of Deity, will be able to prophesy in a clear ground; not darkly and enigmatically, for they will know what is couched in the first originality of all beings, in the eternal anti-type of nature, and will be able to bring them forth according to the divine counsel and ordination.

The Lord sweareth in truth and righteousness that from Abraham’s line, according to the Spirit, there shall arise a Holy Priesthood.

Abraham and Sarah were a type of that which would be produced and manifested in the last age. The mighty Spirit of Cyrus is appointed to lay the foundation of this third temple and support it in the building.

There are characteristics and marks whereby the pure Virgin Church shall be known and distinguished from all others and whereby the unction and true sound of the Holy Spirit shall be discerned from all others that are low, false and counterfeit.

There must be a manifestation of the Spirit whereby to edify and raise up this Church, whereby bringing heaven down upon the earth and representing here the New Jerusalem state in order to which spirits are thus begotten and born of God, ascend to New Jerusalem above where their Head in majesty doth reign.

None but those who have so ascended and received of His glory can condescend and communicate the same, being thereby His representatives on the earth and subordinate priests under Him now.

He that has ascended and glorified has made Himself, as it were, our Debtor. Consequently, He will not be wanting in qualifying and furnishing certain high and principal instruments who shall be most humble and as little regarded as David was, who He will dignify with honor and priestly sovereignty for drawing to them the scattered flocks and gathering them into one fold out of all nations.

Therefore, there should be a holy emulation and ambition stirred up among the bands of believers that they may be of the firstfruits unto Him that is risen from the dead and so be made principal agents for Him and with Him, that they may be, if possible, of the number of the First-born, of the New Jerusalem mother.

All true waiters of His Kingdom in Spirit, under whatsoever profession they may be, ought to be numbered among the virgin spirits to whom this message appertains. Be watchful and quicken your pace.”

Exceptional Prophetic Interview

Friday, October 27th, 2017

I have been reading his book and find it quite interesting.

Take the step (conclusion)

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Perspective #2: Take the step (conclusion):

As you will recall, the Lord Jesus has given these follow-ups to provide some perspective to better enable us to participate WITH Him in what He’s doing and why.

The constant theme throughout has been His invitation to pursue Him for our prayer assignment. At the heart of this invitation is the opportunity for us to learn more about how to pray as He prays.

His disciples had the same need. They were well-schooled in the "mechanics" of how to pray; they just didn’t have the results that Jesus had. And, neither do we. So, seizing on the opportunity, one of His disciples pursued Him for His secret:

       "And emerging to become and transitioning from one state and condition to another in the realm and sphere of what operates from within on the inside, He was in a certain place in a state of praying and exchanging wishes. When He finished, one of His disciples advantageously moved toward Him with the goal and destination of saying and laying the argument to rest, ‘Lord, teach, instruct and impart knowledge causing me to learn to pray and exchange wishes. . .’ And, He said, laying the argument to rest, ‘At the time when the condition is met to pray and exchange wishes, say, laying the argument to rest, "Father, make holy, set apart, consecrate and sanctify Your Name, authority and cause distinguishing You from all others. Your Kingdom, sovereignty and royal power come and go." ‘ "

It’s always amazing how Jesus rewards pursuit. In this instance, He gives profound insight into how He approaches prayer vs. how his disciples (and we) approach it. First and foremost, He did not pray until the Father signaled that the time and conditions for praying were met. Then, He prayed, exchanging the singular wish in agreement WITH Father that, 1) Our Father would distinguish Himself from all others by making His Name, authority and cause "holy" in the object and purpose of the prayer, and 2) Our Father’s Kingdom, sovereignty and royal power would move fluidly ("come and go") in and through the work.

This is what Jesus taught His disciple who pursued Him about how to pray and this is what He’s teaching and causing us to learn, as well. And, as it relates to my friend and the circumstances facing President Trump, the time and condition has been met for our Father to distinguish His Name, authority and cause from all others by exerting the sovereignty and royal power of His Kingdom into this situation. And, Jesus has invited us to participate WITH Him in this work by performing our prayer assignment.

This is all pretty heady stuff that can wreck the head of most any 8 month old in God’s Plan. Jesus understands this and so He sends us help and the Helper in a variety of ways to enable us to participate WITH Him in what He’s doing and why.

In this regard, He’s involved us in the work, He’s invited us to pursue Him for our prayer assignment, He’s offered us unique perspectives, He’s given us examples from the scriptures of men with whom He’s done similar things and He’s encouraged us to take steps even though we may not understand what those steps mean or even how to take them. With all of this in place, now consider:

On August 18th, the first email below was sent to my friend for President Trump and his advisers that described the desperation of the Serpent as he cast a "torrent" of water out of his mouth for the purpose of carrying away President Trump (a singular representative of the Woman, My Wife, My Lady). One week later, Harvey cast a "torrent" of water out of its mouth, shutting down one of the great cities of the world by flood. Seventeen days later, Irma cast a "torrent" of water out of its mouth at Florida on the 16th anniversary of 9/11, where 7 million people were told to evacuate (carry away) and more than 12 million were left without "power." Hurricanes Jose (Joseph) and Maria (Mary) followed shortly thereafter with Maria casting a "torrent" of water out of its mouth on Puerto Rico that devastated the island, left 100% without "power" and created a fear of mass exodus (carrying away) from Puerto Rico.

So, here’s the question for each of us to answer: Is all of this just one big coincidence or is it possible that Jesus is up to something?

         ". . .it is not first the spiritual at the beginning but the natural of the soul and mind; thereafter the spiritual."

Take the step.

Take the step.

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

From Steve-

Perspective #2: Take the step.

       ". . .it is not first the spiritual at the beginning but the natural of the soul and mind; thereafter the spiritual."

Although a young child in the natural order can never achieve maturity by the time they reach their 8th month, a spiritual 8 month old in God’s Plan can. Whether natural or spiritual, what every young child has in common is that to reach maturity they must first be willing to take steps, even when they don’t understand what those steps mean, where they will lead or even how to take them.

For those who are or have been parents, we know our children don’t take their steps when or because we want them to. And, neither do we. They take them when they are ready. Up until that time, they’re either disinterested in the offer or fearful in the taking as they weigh the benefits of the invitation or the possible consequences of their acceptance. Once their decision is made, it’s done; they’re either walking or they’re not.

This unilateral decision-making of the young child can be influenced, however, by the persistent invitation and encouragement of their parents. This eventually persuades the young child to shed their perspective of disinterest or fear to embrace their parents’ perspective of confidence and enthusiasm. And, once they do, they’re off and running in their adventurous and now highly mobile young life.

As it is in the natural of the soul and mind, so it is in the spiritual.

And so, to mature spiritually we must shed whatever perspectives we may be holding onto and take the steps Jesus is inviting and encouraging us to take. And, when we do, He brings us into the highly mobile and adventurous life of the spirit WITH Him where He then assigns us roles to play in the ultimate game of life — building and delivering the Kingdom to our Father.

This is what’s happening with Jesus’ invitation to pursue Him for our prayer assignment regarding my friend and the circumstances facing President Trump. This is a big deal because dealing with kings and presidents is no small matter. But, if we’re interested in being involved in such things WITH Jesus, then we’ll take the step and pursue Him for our assignment and then marvel at what follows.

To illustrate both the simplicity and profound significance of this perspective, consider Daniel and Isaiah. These men of the Old Testament were known for pursuing God and performing the roles to which He assigned them. They were each invited by God to join Him in dealing with two "natural" kings who were the most powerful of their day: Nebuchadnezzar and Cyrus.

Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon around 600 BC. He worshipped, served and was named after Nabu the god of literacy, the rational arts, scribes and wisdom — the best the natural mind has to offer. In the name of this god, Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem, confiscated the temple’s sacred treasures thereby asserting the superiority of his god over Israel’s God and carried away God’s people into exile. One of those exiles was a youth named Daniel, whose name means, "God is my judge."

One night, in the second year of this great and powerful king’s reign, God decided to speak to him in a dream. This dream troubled his "spirit" thus putting it beyond the reach of his intellect and that of his god, Nabu. Being driven to know and understand what the dream meant, Nebuchadnezzar called all of his "wise men, magicians, conjurers, sorcerers and Chaldeans" to tell him the dream’s meaning. When they asked him to first tell them his dream (like any of us would do) so they could interpret it, he refused. Instead, he accused them of scheming to construct a lie to deceive him and then demanded they not only tell him what the dream was but also its interpretation. If they couldn’t, they would suffer a horrible death. Of course, they couldn’t, because the dream was "spiritual" and beyond their intellect’s ability to understand or even conceive. In the face of this reality they responded to the king, "There is no man upon, above or over the earth who would be able to declare this word or thing for the king. . .except God whose dwelling place is not with flesh." And so, having failed the king’s demand, he ordered their execution, including Daniel and his three friends who were counted among the wise men of Babylon.

When the captain of the king’s bodyguard, Arioch (whose name means, "servant of the moon-god"), found Daniel and told him of the king’s decree, Daniel spoke to him with "counsel and good judgment" requesting time that he might declare to the king both the dream and its interpretation. Daniel then went to his house and told his three friends about the matter and asked them to pursue God for compassion while Daniel pursued Him for the interpretation. God responded to their pursuit by granting them favor and revealing to Daniel the king’s dream and its interpretation in a night vision.

Daniel then went into Nebuchadnezzar’s presence and told him both the dream and its interpretation, saying, "As for the mystery. . .no wise man, conjurer, enchanter or magician is able to cut, determine or declare to the king this word or thing. Nevertheless, there is God in heaven who reveals secrets and mysteries to make known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will become, come to pass and be in the end days. This was your dream and the vision and appearance in your head on your bed. . .You, O king, are the king of kings, to whom the God of Heaven has given the royalty, reign and kingdom with royal power, might, honor and glory. And the whole and all of the sons of man and mankind and wherever they dwell. . .has been given into your hands to have power and authority to rule the whole and all of them. You are the head of gold." (Daniel 2).

With Isaiah, God spoke to him of a king who was yet to come. Although there was no way Isaiah could have comprehended the scope of what God was assigning him to do, he performed his role and inscribed the story of this great king into the fabric of creation. This heathen king of Persia, who worshipped and served false gods, came to power around 550 BC, a 150 years after Isaiah wrote about him. And, even though he did not know God, yet God gave to this king his name and appointed him to "build" Jerusalem along with its palace and temple. And, so significant was this king that he was the first to be designated by God as His Messiah (Anointed One). To this Cyrus, whose name means, "throne," YHVH said:

       "It is I who says of Cyrus, ‘My shepherd! And he will perform and complete free from fault all My delight and pleasure, saying, ‘Jerusalem, foundation of peace, be built’ and of the palace and temple, ‘Be found, fixed and established.’ I have grown and strengthened your right hand to be firm, to beat out, beat down and subdue nations and peoples before you, and to open the loins of kings; and I will appear before you to free and open the two-leaved gates so that no gate will be shut or closed. I will go, come and walk before you to honor and adorn you, to make smooth, straight and right, and to break in pieces the doors of copper and bronze; to hewn down and cut through the bars of iron. And I will put, set and give to you the treasure, treasury and storehouse of darkness and obscurity, the hidden treasure in secret hiding places for the purpose and intent that you will know that it is I, YHVH, the God of Israel, who calls, proclaims and reads you by your name. . .to title you with honor though you have not known Me. I am YHVH, and there is nothing beside, going around or continuing after. Except Me there is no God. I will gird, compass and equip you, though you have not known Me, for the purpose and intent that they may know from the east, from the sunrise to the setting of the sun in the west, a ceasing and an end of all except YHVH. There is nothing beside, going around or continuing after to form and fashion the light and to choose, create and shape darkness and obscurity, to make and accomplish completeness, soundness, welfare and peace; and, to choose, create and shape adversity, evil, distress, misery, injury and calamity. I am YHVH who makes and accomplishes the whole and all of these. Trickle and drip, O heavens and sky above and upwards, and let the clouds and dust flow, trickle, drop and distill rightness and righteousness. Let the earth and land bear fruit and be fruitful with deliverance, rescue, salvation, safety, welfare and righteousness, sprouting and springing up together and united. I am YHVH who has chosen, shaped and created it." (Isaiah 44:28 – 45:8).

And so, through two 8 month olds in God’s Plan who were simply willing to take the step of pursuing Him for their assignment, God takes the game to the next level, which in their time was to declare, describe and establish the destiny of His Plan. This destiny of "what will become, come to pass and be in the end days" included His Anointed King ruling over every man and thing wherever man dwelt, rebuilding the temple, palace and foundation of peace, seizing the treasury of darkness and performing without fault God’s every delight and pleasure. As we now know (that Daniel and Isaiah didn’t) God’s Anointed King of Kings is Jesus who is the complete fulfillment of what God decreed in the Garden, that His Man would rule the entirety of His creation WITH Him. And, through whom did God portray this marvelous destiny of which Jesus invites us to become participants WITH Him? Through two heathen "natural" kings who didn’t even know who God was. Amazing!

". . .it is not first the spiritual at the beginning but the natural of the soul and mind; thereafter the spiritual."

I wonder if Daniel or Isaiah had any clue that God was shaping the future of heaven, earth and us through them?

As it was for them in their time, so now it is for us in ours.

Take the step.

Prophetic Word

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Satan’s Frequency

The Spirit of God says, "Why are you tuned into the enemy’s frequency? Why aren’t you tuned into mine? Why do you listen to the doom and gloom? Do you not realize that they are tuned into the enemy’s airwaves? I said go through out all the earth and preach my gospel, the good news! Then why is there so much doom and gloom? Why are you siding and agreeing with the enemies plans? Repent! You give more airtime to the enemies plans than mine, thus empowering his plans. Did I not say that life and death are in the power of the tongue? Then speak life! Why are my leaders searing the consciousness of my people with doom and gloom teaching? You who preach doom and gloom are robbing my people of hope and the will to fight. You are no longer saving lives but taking them. How you might ask? Your doom and gloom messages have robbed them of hope to the point of suicide! You prophets and pastors of doom and gloom now have blood on your hands! You are prophesying your own doom! Repent!" The Spirit of God says, "The news media, the news media, you have become a stench unto my nostrils, there is no spirit of truth in you. I the Lord God will clean out the news media and bring back truth. The sign will be given when news outlets will go down, bankrupt, and I the Lord God will rebuild them using my righteous people to restore them. I am calling on my Army, those who are chosen to be journalists, investors, to get ready to take your place as I tear down and rebuild my news media." The Spirit of God says, "Where are my billionaires and millionaires? Why are you not buying out these news outlets and taking control? That money I gave you was for my kingdom, to advance my kingdom in all areas of influence. Now is the time to move into my news media! I will now take back what belongs to me using my Army and the finances I have given them. Rise up my Army and take back my news media so the spirit of truth will begin to flow. This is a fight the enemy does not want to see, he has held this stronghold for too long and his time is up. Take this fight to the enemy and my Army will be victorious and my media will be brought back to me."

Mark Taylor

An interview:

Caught Up Together Part 2 of 2

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

An article by Kemper

God’s higher ways and thoughts are the fundamental principles that make up the standard of truth. Our gathering to this Standard is the process that purifies our heart and soul as the truth is progressively revealed to us. Our  immature ideologies will be sanctified from the falsehoods we’ve allowed to deceive us during our ignorance. Truth is the fire we all shall pass through. For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen (Romans 11:36). The Spirit of Truth is the all consuming fire that is our God (Hebrews 12:29), Who is illustrated as such in Proverbs 17:3, The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.
Malachi 3:2 concurs, But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap. This visitation from the Truth is the baptism of fire John was referring to in Matthew 3:11-12, I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. When Jesus states in John 4:24, God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. It is the same as John’s statement of “he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.” Jesus continues this subject in John 16:13, Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth.

Truth is this Fire of the Spirit of God. The purification of the saints illuminates the light of God through the deeds produced from their heavenly conversation, of which a corporate body have gathered unto. These are the elect who would not sleep in ignorance nor were they deceived by strong delusion, but were saved through their love for the Truth (2 Thessalonians 2:10). Truth shall illuminate upon this ungodly world exposing its shameful lies and thus destroying the foundation thereof. For in 2:8 of the same epistle Paul writes; And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.
It has been traditionally taught that the removing of the Holy Spirit by taking the church out of the earth is what reveals the wicked one. This cannot be, for in Ephesians 5:13 Paul writes; But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Therefore its not the removal of the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Truth) that reveals the wicked one, but the presence of Him. With this in mind let us carefully read 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8; For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth (to hold back, hinder or restrain) will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed (made manifest),
whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. First, it is the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Truth) and not the wicked which has been held back and restrained thus allowing the mystery of iniquity to work.

When the Holy Spirit in all His glorious Truth will be revealed through the saints in an unrestrained manner, then the wicked will be revealed, because all things are manifest by the light. Therefore the “he who now letteth will let, until he be taken away” is the natural minded man who is influenced by the spirit of the antichrist (or spirit of this world) which denies Jesus Christ from being manifest in his flesh. For John instructs us in 1 John 4:3, And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ “is come in the flesh” is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

When we refrain from walking in agape love (Christ’s nature) we are being influenced by the spirit of the antichrist. Because the antichrist resists Jesus Christ’s nature from being manifest in the flesh. When the old flesh minded man, who is resisting the Spirit of Truth, is finally taken out of the way, the Wicked will be revealed whom the Lord will consume with the spirit of His mouth (Spirit of Truth) and destroy with the brightness of His coming. This only happens when Christ is glorified in His saints in the presence of the ungodly (2 Thessalonians 1:9-10) and not by the removing of the church or the Holy Spirit as tradition has taught. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth 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 hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure (1 John 3:2-3). Those who look forward to His appearing purify themselves in preparation for His visitation. This willful pursuit of purification hastens His return. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:14-18).

These pursuers are the saints who watch for His appearing and become the firstfruits who are changed into His likeness, by whom Christ’s image is manifested unto the world as the standard for which all is to be judged. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen (Revelations 1:7). John states that every eye shall see Him and when we see Him we will be like Him. For us to be like Him, that which does not conform after the image of Christ is destroyed. This is the death of the old man. For no man shall see His face and live (Exodus 33:20). When the Standard of Truth is revealed, the lies and deception of the wicked will be reproved and destroyed. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not
escape (1 Thessalonians 5:3).

The coming tribulation is the ungodly being reduced to nothing. The saints pursue and apprehend this quality willfully, which once it is apprehended is transferred upon the ungodly and overcomes them as a thief in the night. Isaiah 51:22-23, Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again: But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him (1 Thessalonians 4:54-10).

This quality of being reduced to nothing is illustrated by Jesus in Matthew 18:1-5, At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye 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 receiveth me. For us to be converted back to our childlike state, there must be a destruction of that which we have built upon it. We
were not corrupt upon coming into this world, but we were corruptible, which is a state of being likely to become corrupt, which therefore we become. This state of being corruptible is this childlike state that has yet to become corrupt. Therefore corruption must be put off to convert back to this childlike corruptible beginning.

Paul refers to this reducing in 1 Corinthians 15:50-54, Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. Whereas Jesus illustrates this process as being converted unto a little child, Paul describes it as being reduced unto a corruptible state. Whereas Jesus says this “child is Me in your midst,” Paul says this “corruptible inherits incorruption.” We can equate the “child” as “corruptible” and the “Me in their midst” to “incorruption.”

God created the first man upright yet he was corruptible. After man’s fall into corruption, he was restored to righteousness by Christ, and through Christ man shall be restored again to a corruptible state for the inheritance of incorruption. To return to this corruptible state the corruption must be put off along with the old man as Paul explains in the following scriptures; That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts (Ephesians 4:22). Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin (Romans 6:6). Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). Once we have reduced ourselves to a corruptible state by putting off corruption through the truth found in Christ, all things become new. This process is accomplished as we pursue the truth. While the old dissolves away we become renewed to a childlike state.

The conversation of the old man is the “life lost” which Jesus refers to in Matthew 16:25-26, For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?  The life (or conversation) of this soul is lost so it might be raised in the likeness of Christ. Paul affirms this in 1 Corinthians 15:36, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: and Romans 6:6 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is
crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. This death Paul refers to again in Galatians 6:14, “God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world (1 John 2:16).

Let us look at one other thing in the reading of 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. The word “moment” in this verse is Strong’s G823, atomos, with its definition; that cannot be cut in two, or divided, indivisible. This atomos is a state in which there is no more that can be removed. For example; Water is purified by removing all contaminants. When that process has been accomplished the water has reached its atomos or moment of indivisibleness and has become pure. We in like manner must be reduced to this atomos for this mysterious change that Paul speaks of to take place.

This indivisible unity is only represented by the Truth which is the heavenly higher ways and thoughts of our Father found in His Son, Jesus Christ, who we are gathered unto. Whereby, speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ (Ephesians 4:15): Our gathering unto the truth which is contained within the mind of Christ, is the only way that Paul’s expectation of our unity is to be accomplished. He compels us in
Philippians 2:2, Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. In 1 Corinthians 1:10, again he implores us; Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye 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. To be likeminded and to speak the same thing and have the same judgment we have to know the one and only Way, Truth and Life. For in John 17:3 Jesus spoke, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” Even as Paul states in Ephesians 4:13, Till we all come in 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.

In summary, I do hope this wonder in heaven that appears on September 23rd, is a sign that the Rapture is here. Yet, if we still have our feet on the ground we can take comfort knowing we can still gather to Him in our heavenly conversation.

Caught Up Together Part 1 of 2

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

An article by Kemper
On September 23, 2017, there is an event in the heavens that represents the wonder John spoke of in Revelation chapter 12. There is much information posted on the internet regarding it. Most of these postings are assigning the rapture to this event. My intent in writing, however, is to bring a perspective to this topic (the rapture) that may not have been considered. First let me say that I believe in “being caught up” or the “harpazo“ to meet the Lord in the air as recorded in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are
alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. However I also must acknowledge the scriptures that plainly states we are not leaving
as a result of this “catching away.” Such as John 17:15 where Jesus prayed for His disciples; I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. And just in case we would think He was only referring to His disciples of that day, He continues in verse 20, Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word. That includes all His saints. Furthermore, Proverbs 2:21 states, For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. Also Proverbs 10:30 agrees, The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. How is it possible for us to be caught up in the air together with Christ and yet still comply with these scriptures?

First we must acknowledge that the current perspective on this matter cannot answered this question and we must open our hearts and minds to further enlightenment for an explanation. For a wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels (Proverbs 1:5). The natural man interprets scripture with a literal and physical expectation of its manifestation. Nicodemus was guilty of this upon hearing that a man must be born again. He responded in John 3:4,”How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?” This carnal mindset is also evident in people’s expectation relating to the rapture, where its thought that the believers are to physically disappear or fly up to heaven leaving this earth behind. However, in John 6:63 Jesus states, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” If the words of Christ and His anointed are spirit, then they must be received with a spiritual mind and not with the natural carnal mind. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace (Romans 8:5-6).

The Apostle Paul affirms this also in 1 Corinthians 2:14, But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. Jesus refers to this in John 4:23-24, The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. Therefore let us be sober and of a spiritual mind, for we have been given the mind of Christ. Again the question remains, how is it possible to be caught up with our brethren that are raised from the dead and meet the Lord in the air, yet without leaving this earth? I believe Isaiah 55:9 is a clue in answering this question which states; For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

In Proverbs 18:4 it states, The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. Also in 20:5 it says, Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. Even as man is made after the likeness of God, it can be concluded that God’s well of wisdom which issues His ways and thoughts also is represented by water as it brings forth His council and instruction. Remember, the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made (Romans 1:20). So then, God’s higher ways and thoughts can be illustrated by the division of the waters on the
second day of creation recorded in Geneses 1:6-7; And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. Jesus is recorded as offering this living water unto the woman at the well In John 4:14. He also spoke of it in John 7:38; “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” Therefore the circulation of this water that we share between each other is our conversation.

There is a distinction between the living waters above from the stagnant waters below. Paul tells us in Philippians 3:20, For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. This heavenly conversation forms a cloud in which the son of man is ushered into the earth (Luke 21:27). These are the waters that are above, whereas Ephesians 2:3 refers to the waters that are below; Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

James also makes a distinction between the wells of wisdom from which our conversation issues in James 3:14-17; But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. With all this being said, we can understand that the “catching up” or the “rapture” most  likely is a spiritual elevation to a higher conversation and mindset rather than a physical escaping from this earth. Not to say that we are in harms way by not leaving during the tribulation. For; The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished (2 Peter 2:9).

In truth, there is a necessity that we stay. Understanding that through us the Glory of God is revealed bringing destruction upon this wicked world. This is referred to in 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; 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… So then, we will not go through the tribulation, we are the tribulation! Even as it was with Noah and his world, recorded in 2 Peter 2:5, And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.

Noah brought the flood into the world through his obedience. Therefore leaving this lower flesh minded existence and gathering to the heavenly conversation of God’s higher ways and thoughts will bring in the tribulation upon this world of the ungodly. Paul was mindful of this when he wrote in 1 Corinthians 10:6, …And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. Disobedience is judged by obedience. There must be a standard present to judge by and this standard is truth. When this standard is conformed to by the obedience of the saints it is introduced through them into the earth.

To be continued …