The shepherd of Israel

Oh shepherd of Israel, how lovely are thy dwelling places, for one moment in thine courts, are so much greater than all other joys?

Where does thou dwell, oh ancient one? draw us into thy everlasting gates, into thy courts, the places of your dwellings.

Draw us in so we can run after thee, call us so we can follow, speak so we can live, for your ways are the pathway to your goodness.

We have known many loves, but none are like thee, thou art the shy meek and lowly one, who lives in the secret place of the most high, oh lead us in, so we can live, draw us so we can follow, speak so we can answer, love so we can feel?

For thy goodness is as the dew of the morning, thy favor is from everlasting to everlasting, thy mercies are renewed morning by morning.

Oh great and gentle shepherd of thy people Israel, the one who dwells in thy pastures, lead us into thy steams of thy living water, for we have had many Shepard’s, but none are like thee.

Who of all the gods are like thee, thou are gentle and lowly, peaceful and free, loving in mercy, holy and free?

Oh how faithful and true thou art, in all thy ways thy goodness follows us throughout all the days, which thou has given us.

The lightless lords of creation

The lightless Lords of creation, dry springs, empty cisterns that can not hold water. Wondering stars of blackness, brooding over the nations, empty vessels of time, shop keepers of hate, rejected and dismissed, fading into the blackness, follow us is their cry, freedom is their words, bondage is their trap? hate is their feast, love is their hate?

Creatures of the night, shuttering from the light, cloaked in the darkness, soaked with the lifeless, ancient ones of a time long passing, rejected, cast out, wondering about, we are here with you, we have a place in the assembly, why does thou reject us, who once lived in the light, who once walked among the stones of the light, but now rejected by our own sight?

Oh how thou has fallen, sons of the morning, who walked in the light, who’s love once was so bright, but thou has chosen, the dark lonely night, that has no light, which once was so bright. Open up, let us live again, let us feel, let us in, from the lonely cold night?

You who once lived, in the so bright, who’s cover was the pure light, who thought, we will never see the dark night, for we are the sons of the great light? we have never known to be without light?

But then came in the darkness of night, the shock was not right, then faded the light, then came in the night? cast from the height, into the long lonely night?

The Queen of the nations

We live in the midst of two ages, we are also creatures of two ages.

One age is vanishing away into the night of nothingness, but still grasping to be heard, felt and acknowledged, not wanting to have its ending? Grasping at the fleeting ends of its own self existence, of wanting to remain, in a land of limited time and space?

This creature called time, who lives in the midst of us, who longs to be the one and only one, who calls for us to follow itself, into the darkness of the pathway of the night.

This dark sinister mistress of the nations, who is fading away, leaving, going, exiled, but also trying to remain, as the one and only one?

The song of this false shepherd, who entices us with her magical spells of lies and songs of sensuality. She wants us to believe that she is still the only one, and there is no other.

But her sorcery and spells no longer hold us in her cunning enchantments and desires, of a fading time that is near the end of her journey.

For the night of her existance is upon her, her fading voice is beginning to be heard, she cries for our love and affection, but they grow dim, but we can not follow her any longer, into the vanishing night .

This poisonous serpent of time, who calls us with her magical flute of passion and praise, come follow me she cries, for I am, and there is no other, but little does she know, that her cries are fading, her beauty has been revealed as nakedness? her flattery has been revealed as her shame?

She is no more, the city of the nations, her end has come upon her, her time is at hand, for the Lord has judged her wickedness, she will be no more, she will be a byword among the nations.

The fruit of her adulteries have ascended the holy place of the most high, she has been weighed in the balances, and she has been counted as profane.

She says in her heart, I sit as a queen and there is no other, but she does not know, that her widowhood is upon her? her time is at hand?

Prophetic word

Feeling the spirit of the Lord saying today, that there is a coming nuclear event that is coming to this world.

These are hard statements to proclaim, but I feel that the spirit of the lord is warning us on coming Apocalyptic events, Which will be released into the world.

It is the hour to prepare for the things that are at the door.

It is the time to be sober in heart and mind.

Lord shake your people, for the time is at hand.

The royal road of Calvary

 But far be it from me to glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world hath been crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.  And as many as shall walk by this rule, peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. Galatians 6, 14-16

This is the royal road to the glory of new creation. There is no other way given by God for us to enter into the world of the new creation.

It is the rugged cross of Calvary that opens the door into the glory of God.

This is the road that very few travel, it is a road that very few even desire to travel.

This road is devastating to the humanity of Adam. Everything that Adam represents is excluded on the road to Calvary.

On this road the life of our old humanity is poured out unto death.

The cross of Calvary is very hostile to everything that the humanity of Adam loves.

When one enters the road of Calvary the humanity of Adam gets exposed, and ruthlessly put to death. There is no mercy for the life of Adam on this journey.

For the life Christ to live in us, Adam must go to Calvary.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves; we are pressed on every side, yet not straitened; perplexed, yet not unto despair; pursued, yet not forsaken; smitten down, yet not destroyed;  always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our body.  For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you. 2 Corinthians 4, 7-12

Calvary is the journey of the end of the humanity of Adam, but at the same time, it is also the beginning of the journey of the new creation in Christ.

Before the life of Christ is poured in, the life of Adam must be poured out unto death.

Adams death in us is a devastating event, but there is a glory to be found in it.

The end of the journey of the death of Adan, the glory of God waits to be revealed in us, and through us.

Paul learned to glory in the cross. The cross to Paul was a glorious event. To Paul the cross was the gospel of grace.

Paul more than any other portrayed how the christian life was to be lived in this world.

The cross is what keeps us safe from heresy, it keeps us spiritually alive in Christ.

If one chooses to leave the pathway of the cross, then see how fast one gets into confusion and trouble.

The cross keeps all the unreality out of our lives. It reveals the dark places in us. It exposes all the things that are hostile to the glory of God. The cross has very little pity on our old humanity.

The cross reveals the depth of our union with this dark world. It reveals how attached we are to this world, and also the things of this world.

It is a devastating and exposing event, when we see as God sees, the truth of the reality of our condition.

The cross of Calvary is the revelation of the true condition, of what is in man.

Wherefore we faint not; but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day.  For our light affliction, which is for the moment, worketh for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;  while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4, 16- 18

I more; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths oft.  Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.  Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day have I been in the deep;  in journeyings often, in perils of rivers, in perils of robbers, in perils from my  countrymen, in perils from the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;  in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Besides those things that are without, there is that which presseth upon me daily, anxiety for all the churches.  Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is caused to stumble, and I burn not?  If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things that concern my weakness. 2 Corinthians 11, 23-30

And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

2 Corinthians 12, 910

We need to see the glory of the cross.

We need to say yes to the cross.

We need to choose the cross.

For there and only there will we see the glory of God, who is revealed in the face of the crucified Christ.

Prophetic word

we are fast approaching the time, when we will have to stand for the truth of the gospel of Christ.

I believe the Lord is saying, the time is at hand, when the true witness of the eternal kingdom of Christ, will once again be released, as a witness to the nations.

The time of being hidden in the wilderness of this world, is rapidly coming to an end.

God is about to release the end time church into the arena of history.

We will be required to stand for the truth of the Gospel of Christ.

The time is soon running out, when one can continue to fade into the wood work of our world.

We are about to get flushed out into the theater of the end of this age.

The end time separation of the true witnesses of Christ is at hand.

There will be a great cost, that will be required from the church.

The mystery of iniquity

What is this mystery, if Paul calls it a mystery, then we should not believe the simple interpretations that we have been taught.

When Paul speaks the word mystery it’s not a statement he uses lightly.

There are two main interpretations of this in the church. The reformers believed that this was the Roman Catholic Church; and the man of sin was the pope.

This has shifted more recently with the establishment of the state of Israel.

Large parts of the church now believe that these events will take place once the temple is rebuilt, in which triggers the revealing of the man of sin.

Paul calls him the man of sin. This word man that he uses, is the same word in the Greek as he used when he says.

The first man, Adam, became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 1 Corinthians 15-45

The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.

As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly.

And just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 1 Corinthians 15-47,48,49

Adam the man is a racial representation of a type of humanity.

Christ the man is also a representation of a kind of humanity.

When Paul is speaking of the man of sin, he is using the same kind of language as he uses in 1 Corinthians.

I believe Paul was not alluding to an individual character called the man of sin.

What I believe Paul was speaking of was a type of humanity.

The seeds of this humanity were already planted in the days of the Apostles.

John called it the Antichrist.

The leaven of this type of humanity was already in the early church well before the Roman Church came into being.

When the Lord was asked about the tares in with the wheat, Jesus didn’t say pull the tares out, he said let them grow together until the harvest, harvest time is when the difference will be known.

The Lord was asked were did these tares come from; the Lord said that the evil one planted them among the wheat.

So this leaven has been apart of the church since the time of the apostles.

What the end of the age does is, it matures the two kinds of humanities that are in the church.

These two types of humanity are not localized in one expression, they are scattered throughout the whole body of Christendom.

They grow together as one family until harvest time.

Then comes the end when the Lord sends his angels to separate the two, notice its not until the end of the age until we truly know what is what.

So in the main stream of the true church family is this kind of humanity, it looks like the real thing, acts like the real thing, even has spiritual power to show great signs and wonders, but inwardly they are false.

But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves. Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed. 2 Peter 2, 1-3

Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have come from God. For there are many false prophets in the world. This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God. But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here. 1 John 4, 1-3

The problem is, they don’t know this, they think they are the true, they think that what is being manifested through them is truly the power of God.

But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world’s viewpoint, and the world listens to them. But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception. 1 John 4, 4-6

The sad thing is the true sheep usually get fooled by them, Not knowing that Satan can, and does transform himself into an angel of light. 

These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve. 2 Corinthians 11, 13-15

John said believe not every spirit, you have an anointing from holy one that should alert you to the thing if it truly is of God, or the evil one.

The really sad part is that there are so few who really question the things that are taking place in the name of Christ today.

We are in a state today, that if we feel some kind of supernatural power, then it must be of God.

This is the same condition that the Jews were in when Jesus was among then, always looking for signs and wonders, remember what the Lord said, a evil and adulterous generation seeks these things.

The word that the Lord gave them then, is the same word he is giving now, the only sign that will be given is the sign of Jonah, the word of the cross, this is the place that we truly find the power of God, this is the place of true reality.

Babylon, the city of the nations?

And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth dismay among the nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the wave, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Luke 21-25,26,27

Speak to Zerubbabel governor of Judah saying, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. And I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the power of the kingdoms of the nations. Haggai 2- 21,22

The coming of the Lord is the event, that triggers the shaking of the powers of this age, from their high places authority over the nations.

Everything that we presently know as reality will be turned upside down.

The natural expressions, which will be convulsive in nature, is the invisible reality of war in heaven.

And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there has not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great a earthquake was it, and so mighty.

And the great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of his fierce wrath. Revelation 16-18,19

And the woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth. Revelation 17-18

This harlot figure of the book of revelation, is first the powers who rule this world, then secondly it is the earthly expressions of this power. It’s not some institution, it’s everything that expresses this heavenly reality.

Many biblical expositors try to make this harlot of revelation something, which has a fixed point in this world.

There are many fixed points, which express this reality of Babylon, but the power of Babylon lies with the heavenly powers, who are the rulers of this age.

If we try to point to something in the world and say, this is Babylon, it becomes a headless body.

Babylon is very much alive in this world, but we have to realize that it is only an expression of the heavenly cosmic, spiritual reality.

Babylon is first the world spirit. Behind this spirit is the prince of the powers of the air. He is the one who works in the children of disobedience. He is the energizing force that is released into the nations.

We hate to believe this, but we live in a world, which is dominated and expressed by his image.

This world in its present state and condition, is the image of Babylon.

Humanity is now only just racing into the full development of this Antichrist spirit.

Antichrist is not something that is coming. Antichrist has been with us since the beginning.

What we are witnessing today is the full development of this figure, we already worship the beast.

The number 666, is the full development of this man of sin.

He dwells in the life of Adam. This is his arena of operation. If you live in the Adamic life, then you are under his authority.

Adam is the slave to this spirit. It’s like Adam is in union with this man of sin now.

This world outside of the life of Christ, is chained to this man of sin. They are forced into doing his will, they can’t break free from the chains that hold them.

The only escape, is through the cross, which means regeneration into the new humanity, who is the Christ.

Mankind has now become a beast, he is something totality other and different than what God created.

We are living in a time when we are calling evil good, and good evil.

This world spirit is now growing in leaps and bounds. God only knows what the full expression will look like when fully developed.

I remember a brother speaking to me one day. He said, the world is looking and waiting for the man of sin to arrive on the scene, but he said, don’t you know? he lives in you now?

After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority. And the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried with a mighty voice, saying fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! And she has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk the wine of her passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues. Revelation 18-1,2,3,4

The end of all things are near?

We are fast approaching the end of all things.

There is a great transition coming to this earth.

There is a completely different reality coming to this world, which is so other to what is now.

This whole world system, which we presently are related to, is in a state of complete rebellion against the God of heaven.

When we see as God sees this world, it is a devastating event for us.

When one is given, and brought into the realm and reality, of the truth of the condition of this world, then one is completely shocked at the truth of it.

This world is an enemy of God, but also everything, which represents the truth of God.

This whole world system is built on a foundation of lies.

The very atmosphere, and air we breathe in the world, is charged with hostility, rebellion, and evil.

When we truly see, as God sees, then we begin to believe what the Bible teaches, about the condition of this present evil world.

All that is in this world is hostile, and in state of rebellion, against the truth of what God says about it.

The real rulers of this present evil age, they are the real gods of this system, and order and reality.

Humanity is cradled in this reality, and the dominion of the fallen powers, who rule in this evil age.

To see the truth of what is lying behind this world, is a shocking event once witnessed.

It is very hard to believe the truth of this world, until the veil is lifted, and then we see as God sees reality.

love not this world, neither the things of this world, If we love the things in this world, then we make ourselves the enemy of God.

This world is under the judgment of God.

It is a terrifying seeing of what is coming to this world.

If the righteous are scarcely saved, then what is ahead for those who know not God?

The truth is, that the bible means what it says, and says what it means.

To love this world, is not to believe, in the coming calamity, which the bible teaches, is coming to this world.

But when one is born of God, and then God gives you seeing, as he sees, then you know why its so true, and is not a lie.

Jesus always said, I tell you the truth.

When we see as God sees, the real condition of this world, then we start to believe, why the coming wrath of God is truth, and just?

Prophetic reflection

This morning I felt the Lord saying. As the days escalate into the time of the coming of the Lord, there is coming events that will mirror the book of Daniel.

I believe we are about to be visited and helped by angelic beings, in the role as helping us with the coming calamities and events, which are related to the return of the master.

I believe that angelic beings will again become a more and more present reality in the midst of his people. They will be sent to assist the church of the end days to help release the power of the age to come.

Like the chief prince Micheal, in the book of Daniel, he was sent to protect the chosen of the Lord.

They will be sent as to assist the end time church into the proclamation of the return of the king, with mighty signs and wonders, which we haven’t witnessed since the times of the Apostles.

I believe the heavens and earth are about to come together again, when these events start to take place, and I believe have already begun, we will be witnesses to unbelievable and profound events on this earth.

I believe a door in the heavenlies has been opened up for the church to enter. The Lord says come in my people, and I will show you the things that are happening, but and also the things that are about to come.

Is the rapture of the church biblical?

I am starting to be more and more convinced that the event of the coming of the Lord, is very much different than what has been taught.

We have been taught that the Lord is coming to take his church out of the world, and then send his wrath on the nations. Either pre, mid, or post, the so called tribulation period, which really isn’t found in the bible.

The bible speaks about a time, which is called great tribulation, but this is not a seven year time frame.

I am beginning to have some questions on this theology, which is taking out the Church and then sending wrath and judgment.

Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.

He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.“As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42 They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear. Matthew 13, 36-43

But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matthew 24, 37-42

The more I go through the words of the Lord in the gospels, the more it looks and sounds, that its not the believes who are taken out of the world, but its the wicked who are removed? The bible talks about outer darkness, which sounds like a place away from this world of creation?

The story of the flood is very interesting, it says that the flood came and took them all away. After the judgment of the flood, only Noah and his family were the ones who remained in the world.

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. 1 Thessalonians 4, 16-17

Paul doesn’t say that the Lord takes us out of the world and back to heaven, all he says is that we will meet in the air? This event is the second coming of Christ, he doesn’t leave and go back to heaven again.

Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, 12 looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames. 13 But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness. 2 Peter 3, 11- 13

When I look at these verses from 2 Peter. Peter says that everything around us is going to be destroyed. It sounds like we will be witnesses to the transformations of the heavens and the earth. One order of heavenly and earthly reality will melt away and be removed, and another reality will be revealed. Peter does not say that we will be gone. All he says is that everything around us will be transformed. A new reality of heaven and earth will be revealed, as the old order and all who belong to it, vanish away in the judgments of God.

What I believe is that when the events of the coming wrath and judgment of God are revealed. This will be the event of the transformation of the creation. From the old of what we see and feel, to the new, which is invisible to us by nature, but very real if one has eyes to see it?

This is the hope of the creation, that the Lord comes and removes all the evil and hostility from his creation, which I believe also involves the present rulers of this age, who are the invisible gods of this world, which are ripe for the coming judgment of God.

Tell Zerubbabel governor of Judah that I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. 22 I will overturn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms. Haggai 2, 20-21

See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”[e]27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Hebrews 12, 25-27

The shaking of the coming Judgment and wrath of God is to remove the things, which can be shaken. The things that will remain are the things that can not be shaken, which is the Kingdom of the new creation, which is in the midst of us?