The favor of God

Felt like I needed to resend this word that was given in March.

MYSTERY OF THE CROSS

This morning I am feeling the Lord is saying that we are coming into a great time when the favor of God is about to be released into his people.

The end of all Gods ways will be mercy with unspeakable joy.

The end of this calamity that now is, will be the beginning of a profound release of grace to his church.

The days I see ahead are absolutely stunning in what will be released.

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Our God he is God, there is no other God

Our God he is in control of all things, nothing happens without his direct knowledge.

He sits over the nations ruling them with his divine purposes.

No force in this universe can, nor will alter the eternal purpose, which he eternally ordained through the death of the son of his love.

Everything around us seems to be out of control, but the rod of authority is in his hand.

His divine justice broods over his people, no one, no event, will ever be able to dislodge one of his elect from his hand of mercy.

His overwhelming divine authority is matchless, his divine mercy is endless, his divine love is eternal.

Our God he is God, there is no other God. Even though there are many who claim the name, there is only one name, it is the name above every name, his name is Jesus, he is Lord and King, always has been, always will be.

He sits on the mercy seat ruling with justice and equity for all.

Our God he is King over all the earth. Let the nations rage, let the kings of the earth rise up in revolt, he who sits in the heavens laughs.

The whole created order of reality is held together by his divine power.

There is no other God, he is God, he is Lord, he is King, He is the Lamb slain long before the foundation of the world, revealed in these last days as the witness to the true and living one. Who is mercy, who is love, who is justice, who is for us, not against us.

The end of all Gods ways is always his glory, for ever and ever, a world where there is no ending, endless steams of living water, pouring into his people, who are the sheep of his pasture, and the work of his hand.

Born in the Garden tomb

There is a new heavens and a new earth now, for those who have been born into them. God in Christ is now ruling and reining in the age to come, but already has come.

How many today believe and are living in the eternal age, of the Messianic kingdom of heaven. This eternal, yet very present reality of the new heavens and new earth, run alongside of present history. Christ said it is finished, creation has been redeemed, the end of the journey has now come. The fullness of the redemptive act of God in Christ has arrived. At the cross the Lord finished the new creation, Jesus through his death and resurrection has already redeemed creation. The glory of the risen one is shining throughout the universe.

When we read the gospels there are hints and mysteries revealed in them of what Christ accomplished at the cross.

Christ was raised from the dead in the garden tomb, it signals the restoration of the fall of man. In the garden the Lord shed his grave cloths and walked out of the tomb, out from the power of death, and then he entered the garden, which signals that what Adam lost has now been restored through the work of Christ.

This is what the Lord has done for the creation. Through his death and resurrection we enter the tomb of death, but we awake in the garden of life. The paradise of God through Christ is now restored for his creatures. The new creation on the other side of death has come. The glory of the coming one has now arrived.

God is now working backwards, God is bending history into the reality of the eternal age, which has come, but also continues to come. The end of the story is not going to heaven, but heaven coming to us? Thine kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven is the prayer. Heaven is going to invade this earth and make it as it is in heaven.

God in Christ wants to live with us on a redeemed and restored place called earth, but a new earth where all the old pathways of corruption have been removed. A new world where the glory of the risen one shines in every corner of this wonderful place, which he has created for his creatures, whom he has chosen to love for ever and ever, an age without ending.

The coming man of sin?

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

 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:

 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

2 Thessalonians 2: 3-10

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth 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, which accused them before our God day and night.

 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye 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 knoweth that he hath 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.

 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

Revelation 12:7-17

The scriptures are very clear on the sign before the return of the Lord, the man of sin must be revealed.

The great question is, who is this end time figure of the scriptures called the man of sin?

Many believers believe that the restrainer is the holy spirt, when the spirt is removed, then the man of sin comes on the scene of history? I have real issues with this belief. If the spirt of the Lord is removed from the earth, then how do people get saved through the tribulation? Salvation does continue through the tribulation period. If the spirt of the Lord is removed, taken out of the earth, then how can people receive salvation?

What I believe I am beginning to see, is that the restrainer is Satan himself. When Satan is cast out of the heavens, and then forced into a human body, this then triggers the final three and a half years, which is written in the book of Daniel.

Satan has no desire to come and indwell a human body, just as God in Christ did.

When Satan is finally cast out of heaven, then the end of the age is finally a coming reality.

This seems to be the last act before the end of this present age, which is the trigger of the three and a half years before the return of Christ.

Creation

Creation,

Living, breathing, expressing things of the unknown, distant reflections of a world beyond our time.

Mysteries hidden in secret places, waiting for the event of time.

Manifestations of the unknown, otherworldly events, not of this time, not of this space.

Creation, calling, seeking, asking, how long dear Lord, freedom, when?

Why, who are we to wonder? Do we care? Do we long? Do we believe?

Is there a day before us like the day behind? Are we in the middle?

Looking, seeing, knowing, believing, grasping, and yes, praying to one who is, who was, and is to come.

But already here?

Hidden in the new world of this present age? 

Rejoicing, loving, guiding, restoring, calling.

Do you hear him speak? He is calling you?

Can you answer His name?

He is Jesus, He is love.

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.