THE TWO WITNESSES – The Goodness and The Severity of God

Notes 31

3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”
4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. 6 These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.
7 When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. 8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. 9 Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. 10 And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
11 Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 12 And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them. Revelation 11:3-11

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. Romans 1:28-32

23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? Romans 8:23-24

33 That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.
34 And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever:
For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation. Daniel 4:33-34

14 So he said, “These are the two anointed ones, who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth.” Zechariah 4:14

*All scriptures are in the NKJV unless otherwise stated.

INTRODUCTION
We certainly are living in terrible times already but which are nothing compared to the real terrible days ahead. And if you care to know, the coming days are the days of the rise of the two witnesses who will arise on the earth as the company of Overcomers, to bring to conclusion that which is in the mind of God concerning humanity and creation. Mind you, the two witnesses are not literally two Jewish men who will come from Jerusalem like most think, but the reality of the two witnesses is an expression of the Overcomers, their tribulation and trial in the wilderness of their justification (days of prophecy and sackcloth) and thereafter their glorification (When they are raised from the dead with new bodies of immortality and are called up to heaven in a cloud). And because this company of two witnesses and their role in the overall workings and mysteries of God are very critical, God will put them through the greatest test in the coming days, which has already begun, to complete the refining of their hearts in the last leg of their preparation for their role in the end time. It is like the days of Gideon’s army in which God brought 10,000 men to the waters in order to pull out just 300 for Himself. Let me use the numbers reflected in Gideon’s army to illustrate what is going on. Please don’t take the numbers as literal, just illustration.

Yes there are many Overcomers called into this army of the Lord (32,000) but few shall be chosen (10,000) but fewer shall be faithful to the word that birthed them (300). For Revelation 17:14 speaks of this company of Overcomers in three levels: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful. So to you out there reading this, and who is sure of their place in this company of Overcomers, do not freak out when in the coming days your tribulation and trials from God intensify. He, God, is doing His final round of tests for those who will be called faithful witnesses to Him. And my prayer is this, that each and every one called into this glorious army, not by association with others, but by the calling of God and their walk of faith with God, will be found faithful to the word by which they were called. For certainly, many shall be made to fall in this season in order for them to be purified and made white (see Daniel 11:35) and many shall also fall in order for them to be taken out (see Heb 6:4-6). For the reality of these two scriptures will judge every action and inaction of man. So let each man walk in humility before God. It is a deadly thing for any man to fall into the hand of our mighty God irrespective of who they may assume themselves to be. For our God who is a merciful God is also a consuming fire. May the mercy of the Lord keep you in Him. Amen.

This article is not part two of the last article I wrote about Nebuchadnezzar, but both are strongly connected. Meaning that to fully grab hold of this one, you dear reader may need to take a little time to read the last one titled “NEBUCHADNEZZAR – The Tree of knowledge of Good and Evil.”

A LOOK AT NEBUCHADNEZZAR
The study of the life of Nebuchadnezzar is not just interesting, but it’s such an eye opener to some prophetic things that must happen in this age of the end time. He was not just a prophetic illustration or a type of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, or Babylon (the head of gold) as it relates to the glory that heaven could bestow on a man and also the corruption that stems from the wine of fornication, but prophetically, he represents in a sense, the full picture of iniquity coming to its fullness in which man completely embraces the beast (iniquity or the fallen state of man) and becomes one with it. This embrace of the beast in all three aspects of man: spirit, soul and body are what the number 666 points to. (Man was made on the 6th day). And curiously enough, man was made on the 6th day just like the beasts of the earth were made on the 6th day. It seems to me that both man and the beasts of the earth share same number. (My own thoughts)

Nebuchadnezzar, for the sin of pride was made to embrace the spirit of the beast, became a beast for the space of seven years and was later restored when he gave glory to the God of heaven. This picture cuts precisely into what is coming to this world in which man will embrace the beast, eject God from his mind. And for this sin of whoredom with the beast, God will by Himself give man unto a reprobate mind for a season, and these men, doing things that are not naturally lawful, will persecute those who don’t. I believe that one of the things that will happen with this reality of reprobate minds is total demise of natural law and order. And the peak of this embrace of the beast, amongst others, will be men deciding in themselves to change their bodies surgically into the shapes of animals, live out the patterns of animals, marry and have sexual relationships with animals and also find fun in doing it. This evil of sexual inter-relationship with animals is what God referred to as confusion while referring to homosexuality as abomination. And knowing that Babylon also means confusion, it means that the fullness or the peak point of the manifestation of Babylon in our days will be the coming together of man and animals in unholy sexual unions. This is already happening in our world, but will be much much worse in the coming days of the beast. I watched a video recently of a former bank executive who changed his body from a man to that of a dragon. He spent about sixty thousand dollars for the surgery. I have also read stories of women wanting to marry their dogs and even trees. Much of this madness will hit the earth in a much larger scale and man will totally embrace the beast and live out the full character of the fallen nature of man as the beast. God Himself is the one who will give men unto these debased tendencies because man refuses to retain God in their hearts. This will happen for a season like it happened with Nebuchadnezzar until man learns to give glory to God and mankind will be healed and restored back to God’s original plan of oneness with His creation. This embrace of the beast and its attributes is what the fullness of the mystery of iniquity means, in which man will have a heart so dead and with the ability to do things that are unthinkable in response to this mystery of iniquity that will take hold of man. But at the end of this season, man will be healed, restored and re-birthed with deep humility in his heart and honor towards God. Man will come into the everlasting mercy and love of God. Impurity, Satan, the fallen state of man which is the beast, all will be destroyed by the sword coming from the mouth of the Lord and all created things, having gone through God’s consuming fire will be saved and restored to God and the mystery of godliness will be completed.

THE TWO WITNESSES
Because the book of Revelation was written in symbols and codes, care is needed in interpreting the words within it. Some things cannot simply be taken literally, but must be subjected to the Spirit of counsel who will give clarity to every strand of the words of prophecy written. Before now, I had personally thought that the two witnesses spoken of in Revelation 11 were literal two men who will walk on this earth, with so much power to turn water to blood and bring down fire from heaven like Moses and Elijah did respectively in the days of their prophecies. It is not necessarily true. I believe, by the Spirit of counsel, that these two witnesses are the picture of the Overcomers in whom God will be found mighty in these coming days of their testimony and prophecy. These Overcomers are the small but great army of Joel 2, the similitude of the army of Gideon and by whose hands God will both remove iniquity from creation and also bring purity to creation. For the end of the mystery of iniquity is the completion of the mystery of God or godliness which is God coming in full to dwell in man right here on earth.
This group of Overcomers, as I have shared in my previous writings, are the ones who, having gone through their seasons of refinement in the consuming fire of God, through the carrying of their cross daily and having been nailed to it in death to self, buried in rejection and obscurity from men, will be raised by God with bodies of glory that are immortal just like Christ who rose from the grave with an immortal body. Imagine this army of Overcomers for a second. It’s like taking out 300 men from 32,000 which is just about 0.9 percent of the entire army of Gideon. But by them God will make a total destruction of Babylon which is the system of the bestial nature of man inputted from the fall in the garden. Everything created by man on earth will be destroyed by this army which the Lord Jesus will lead Himself. But the most amazing part of this story is that, it is by this same army that God will restore all things back to Himself and they will rule with Christ as kings, seated on thrones and judging the tribes of Israel (not literal Israel, but humanity) and also the angels. Amazing indeed.
Scripture says that these two witnesses (A picture of the Overcomers) will be dressed in sackcloth in the days of their testimony. Their testimony here means the days of their faithfulness to their justification process in the wilderness, being tested of God for their loyalty. Testimony also means that which God is doing on the earth that He puts on a man to carry out for Him and which pleases God. Check out my other writings for clarity on testimony. This is indeed the days of the sackcloth of the two witnesses. The sackcloth refers to their trials and temptations, their carrying of their cross daily in following Christ. It is the symbol of that which separates them from the world.

THE MARK OF GOD
Lots of things are written in Hebrews 11 about the men of faith (Part of the army of Overcomers that will come with the Lord Jesus when He comes to join the Overcomers still alive here on earth). Like these men of faith of old, who were always wearing the “sackcloth” of their prophetic lives, bearing in themselves the “cross of Christ” and the testimonies of their faith, with God bearing witness of their walk with Him, so shall be the ones called Overcomers in the coming days. These men were “desert dwellers”, “vagabonds” with no homes of their own who were despised by men who did not know that their suffering and rejection was the mark of God upon them, and which rightly qualifies them as Overcomers. These sons of faith were despised by men, for their testimonies were a sweet fragrance before God but a stench to the nostrils of men who saw them as an embarrassment to the society. Unloved and despised even by their own brethren. But dear Overcomer, it is the same with you even as you step into the days of the fullness of your testimony. Here is the beautiful thing about the coming days. While you are in this state of wretchedness, isolation, rich in physical wealth but living poor before God, carrying your cross and being nailed to its death, two things will be happening within you: The mystery of turning water to blood and the mystery of calling forth fire. Let me say it this way. God has many sides of wisdom, but He also has two sides that are very prominent, at least as it relates to the mystery of the Overcomers and the mystery of godliness and the restoration of creation back to Himself. These two sides are: the Goodness and the Severity of God. These are the two companions, the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the Lord of the earth. (See the story of the Lampstands Zechariah 4). These two sides of God represented by Moses and Elijah are the two sides of God in relation to the mystery of godliness. Moses is referred to in scripture as the meekest man that lived and Elijah speaks of boldness. Now see this. Moses, Blood, Meekness, all represent the goodness and the mercy of God that cleans a man from iniquity. While Elijah, fire, and fierceness, represents the consuming fire and severity of God that judges iniquity in man and inputs purity within. The picture of Revelation 11 is so beautiful in relation to the Overcomers who will walk this earth not too long from now. Meaning that this company of Overcomers or witnesses in the days of their prophecy and testimony will be despised by men while they go through the season where God will be working inside of them, purifying them with His fire (to burn off iniquity) and cleansing them with blood (to cleanse and birth them anew). There is no refining without fire and no birthing without blood. Both gold and a new born baby can testify to these realities. However i do not know if the days of the testimony of the Overcomers will be literal three and half years. But it is possible.

The future members of this army of Overcomers that God will soon introduce on the earth are right now in their “caves” and “deserts” of the testing and refining of God, undergoing purification and justification in the fires of God. Men despise them and see them as irritations, throw them out of their homes like ‘good riddance to bad rubbish’ and make mockery of them. But it is in this state of rejection that God is working into this army of Overcomers the two sides of Himself – His Goodness and Severity. The question is why? The reason is simply this. God wants to heal, restore and re-birth humanity and creation back to Himself. And by His own wisdom and the counsel of His own will, He chose and also made the Overcomers who are heirs and co-heirs with Christ of eternal inheritances, His company of glorified sons, firstfruits expressions, who will be part of the first resurrection from the dead, to be those by whose hands He will achieve this on earth with Christ as head. It is by the hands of this small army of Overcomers that God will achieve His plan of restoring the earth. His wisdom chose these ones to be the hand by which all will be restored. Look at it this way, God is refining them by fire right now by the daily trials and tribulations they overcome and cleansing them by the blood of purification of His word, so that they can attain unto the mystery of godliness in which God will physically manifest Himself in them here on earth and by them He, God, will do the same thing to creation. This is the grand plan, the end of the mysteries of God.

Revelation 11:7 says, after the days of their testimony (bearing their cross) was over, the beast which came out of the bottomless pit (beast here means the fallen nature of man and not some movie monster) will kill them and leave their bodies on the streets of the spiritual Sodom and Egypt where the Lord Jesus was killed (my own paraphrase). But what does this really mean? It means the end of the days of their testimony and prophecy is when God takes away the fallen nature (The body of clay or the beast) from them in a twinkling of an eye and they are changed into glorified bodies. (This is what men wrongly called escapist-snatching-away by rapture.) In other words, God will use iniquity (The beast in them) to kill them and by that wisdom then kill death in them. For it is said of the process of Christ in this way “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,” Heb 2:14. This is the mystery of “for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” For when the serpent has fully eaten their dust as food, then the mystery of iniquity will be finished in them and then they are ready to be gloried with Christ. God will use the serpent to end their dusty fallen state. For the end of iniquity is the completion of the mystery of God in them. The street on which they were killed alludes to their cross on Golgotha where also the Lord Jesus was killed. And like Jesus, after three and a half days, the same Spirit that raised up Christ from His grave will quicken the mortal bodies of these Overcomers and they will arise in glorified bodies and be CAUGHT UP to God by the same cloud that took the Lord Jesus up. And this event I tell you dear reader, is going to be right here literally on earth just like it was for Jesus in Galilee. This is what the Day of the Lord means, in which God will be glorified in man here on earth. This is what this scripture Rev 10:7 means. “but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.” Meaning that the seventh or last trumpet is the introduction of the Overcomers on the earth, which is also the completion of the mystery of God. It is not possible for the seventh trumpet to sound before the introduction of the Overcomers, for the sound of the last trumpet is for the coming of the Lord and His Overcomers in which the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ. And mind you dear readers, this trumpet is not a literal sound of a trumpet from the clouds. For if it were so, we would have heard literal sound when the other six trumpets sounded and yet the things scripture tied to the first six trumpets have come to pass or are in the process of coming to pass. In this same way the seventh trumpet is not a literal sound from the cloud.
This Day of the Lord will happen first with the Overcomers (which is the first resurrection from the dead) and then with the rest of creation (Second resurrection from the dead) and all will be one with God. (See Rev 2:11, 20:6, 20:14 and 21:8)
This army of Overcomers will learn the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb which other men are not allowed to learn, and then teach it to the rest of humanity. It is the song of redemption and the majesty of the wisdom of God. (See Rev 14: 1-5). And mind you, it won’t just be a literal song or singing, but it is the sound of the harmony of the way, the truth and the life of God which all creation will be drawn to. This event will happen in real time as God becomes one with His creation forever and ever.

THE MARK OF THE BEAST
There are two marks scripture talks about in both Ezekiel 9:4, Rev7:3 and Rev 13. The mark of God or Christ and the mark of the beast or Anti-christ. Now for clarity’s sake, please do not think that these marks are literal physical marks that will be put on the foreheads of men like a tattoo or inserted into them like computer chips. No they’re not. Yes, technology has advanced to the point of using chips on man, but this is not what the mark of the beast is. For in the same way Nebuchadnezzar was given up to the spirit of the beast both in his spirit, soul and body, so shall men who do not retain God in their minds be given up to the reprobate mind of the beast which in itself is the mystery of iniquity coming to its peak, doing things that are against the natural laws of God. This is what the mark of the beast means and not some 666 branded on human foreheads. Truth be told, every man born of a woman from the days of the fall already has the mark of the beast on them. So the fight is not to not have the mark of the beast, the fight is how to remove it. Now a mark means a brand, sign, proof, indication or anything that points to something else or a direction. Now see this, from the day God put the skin of an animal on man to cover him after the fall in Genesis 3, man was robed in the garment of the beast. And what do you think the proof of that robing is? The separation from the presence of God, the curse of toiling, eating by the sweat of the brow, to and fro movement on the earth, death, buying and selling etc. I will explain this a bit further. This mark is like the mark on the forehead (mind) of Cain which God put on him when he became estranged from the presence of God. For when man fell in the garden, the original natural order of things was truncated and things became unnatural. Meaning that the way of toiling for food, working, death, sickness, buying and selling which has become natural with man, was originally unnatural to him before the fall. This is the proof of the clothing of the beast or if you want to say, the mark of the beast.
To explain further, God made man before planting the garden in the east of Eden. Mind you, God didn’t plant or establish this garden with His hands, He used his spoken word. Then He made man out of the dust outside the garden, gave him life by His breath and then placed him in the garden to dress and keep it (Nurture it) not by hands but by the same spoken words that God used. Meaning that, this was the natural way God wanted man to deal with the earth and everything in it. But when man failed, God passed a judgment that subjected all things to the unnatural state of till and toil for survival. Then God did something else, He covered Adam and Eve with coats of skin (The beast). From this point on, an embodiment of the beast was upon man and the fallen nature in his mind and actions. This was the futility placed on man and creation by God. But what is futility? Futility is emptiness, life empty of God, lovelessness caused by the weight of the unnatural ways God placed on man. And the instant this happened, tilling the earth started, to and fro movement, buying and selling, the mind to own and accrue worthless things began. All these unnatural tendencies of man from the days of the fall are what together are called the mark of the beast or the proof that man is under the influence of the bestial nature in him. Meaning that the beast of revelation 13 coming out of the water (people, nations and tongues) and the earth (creation itself) is the coming of that bestial nature in man on earth. But this time, it will no longer be a covering as it were, but a coming out in full to manifest on earth like it has never been before. And this is not far from now. For this world we have known all our lives will change totally as the cup of iniquity comes to its fullness in man and then the Overcomers will be introduced to creation for redemption and restoration. The madness of iniquity on earth will get to its extreme peak and like Jesus said, it will take the grace of God for even the very elect of God not to be deceived in the days coming. But here is hope, especially for those who are clear in their hearts about their calling as Overcomers, firstfruits of righteousness before God. For the Lord Jesus said in Rev 3:10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.

BUYING AND SELLING
Buying and selling is an unnatural activity of man that came as proof of the beast in man from the fall in the garden. Everything God made was meant to be enjoyed by man freely, and multiplied by spoken words and not by any medium of exchange. Buying and selling are the proof or mark of the fall of man. And that’s why no man can buy in the last days without the mark of the beast. You know what that means? It’s very interesting because it doesn’t mean a bad thing. In fact it is the most beautiful thing that will happen to mankind on earth. it means that if a man can live in the day of the anti-christ without buying and selling (without the mark), then such a man has put off the robe or the proof of the beast and is now living in the original natural state which God made for man to live by. It’s great news indeed and calls for deeper reflection. For it means that the curse of the fall has been reversed in such a man and thus he no longer needs buying and selling, for whatever he needs is made available by spoken words as God originally intended. This will happen first with the Overcomers, those who have allowed God work in them His two sides of goodness and severity. I want to believe this is what happened in John 2 when the Lord Jesus threw out the tables of money changers and traders. He called it making the house of God the den of thieves. And who is this thief? The same Satan and serpent who has been deceiving man with buying and selling. And mind you, Jesus never handled money. He spoke about it a few times but didn’t handle it. (Selah)

NEBUCHADNEZZAR AGAIN
It’s interesting to know that lots of things about the end time are prophetically tied to Nebuchadnezzar in a sense. It seems that God tied both good and evil to him so we can see and learn from him.
Did you notice in Daniel 7 that the entire playbook of God concerning the workings of the beast was played out in Nebuchadnezzar? And I believe this is what God wants to plague man with in this end time. Nebuchadnezzar as a picture of Babylon the head of gold, the tree of knowledge of good and evil became proud before God and God plagued him with a disease of the mind that made him lose his human reasoning, taking the posture of a beast in spirit, mind and body. The Greeks call this decease Lycanthropy wherein the sufferer imagines himself as a beast and lives out the life of a beast. It’s a kind of madness but more severe. See what God said about those that will come against His people in the last days. Zec 12:4 “In that day,” says the Lord, “I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness; I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.” Horse here means spiritual movements, systems and then the riders and people are those that walk in those movements and systems.
Does it not ring a bell that the madness of Nebuchadnezzar lasted for seven years which looks like the seven years of tribulation that mankind will go through? Well, that’s if the seven years are literal… it certainly looks like they are. I also found it quite curious that the judgment that brought Nebuchadnezzar to his knees was passed by the sons of God, the watchers. This is really remarkable as it points directly to our days in which the spirit of the beast will arise in its fullness in man and then Babylon will be judged by the sons of God or the Overcomers and mankind will be saved. This unleashing of the severity and goodness of God in the Overcomers will bring man to repentance and mankind will be restored back to God just as Nebuchadnezzar was restored back to God. I want to share something I have never thought about before, it came to me as I penned this article down. It seems to me that the days of tribulation that Jesus spoke of that will hit the earth will not so much be about the anti-christ bringing tribulation to the sons of God. But that the sons of God are the ones who by the holy decree of God and the goodness and severity of God which they have been conformed to in the days of their testimony in the wilderness of justification, unleash on the earth this tribulation. This makes sense. For Joel 2:2-3 says “A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, The like of whom has never been; Nor will there ever be any such after them, Even for many successive generations. 3 A fire devours before them, And behind them a flame burns; The land is like the Garden of Eden before them, And behind them a desolate wilderness; Surely nothing shall escape them.” This is the true tribulation dear readers, and nothing that has stood against God will withstand this glorious army of the sons of God. I mean nothing. For by the fire of God in them and the Blood of Jesus running through their veins, they have become immortals and will bring all things into submission under the rule of Christ for a thousand years, and then the kingdom shall be handed to God and He, God, will be all in all. It’s so amazing the magnitude of things God has in store for those that loves Him. We can only wait and see in real time.

UNITY OF FAITH VERSUS THE FULLNESS OF THE MEASURE OF CHRIST
For you Overcomers, it is important in this season to walk in the unity of the faith with others and not forget the assembly of like minds in Christ, even as we see the Day of the Lord approaching. (See Ephesians 4:13, Hebrews 10:25) Well, I am not speaking of church going as it were, but a gathering of true Overcomers who you won’t mostly find in church gatherings.
Now if unity as a concept is the coming together of two or more minds to effect a thing in God, and if faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen, and if faith comes by hearing the word of God, it means the unity of faith is the coming together of minds or people tied together by a word of truth that is expected to birth something of eternity on earth. Unity of faith is possible in this sense, but the fullness of the measure of Christ is not. To come to perfection, to the fullness of the measure of Christ, it can only happen with the glorified body which the Lord will give to each Overcomer at His coming. (See 2 Thessalonians 1:10) This perfection and the fullness or the completion of faith is what the Day of the Lord is about.(1 Peter 1:9) Meaning that the Lord is building each of us as part of His glorious Living Tabernacle which will come together when He, the Head comes. However, the unity of faith must not be used as a cloak to gather outside the word of God. For without the word of truth in the midst of a gathering, the unity of faith is a mirage.

ARE YOU READY?
I began this article with the words concerning the coming days of more intense workings of God in the Overcomers, to prepare them for the things that must shortly come to pass. It is not going to be easy on you, but the grace and the mercy of God is available for you to hold on to. Remember this, there is a table set before you in your wilderness, right in the presence of your enemy (The beast) that you must run to and be nourished of God.
Know this that the days ahead will not in any means be easy on your flesh, for that is the purpose of the days ahead – to destroy the human fallen nature in you even as we come closer to the Day of our Lord. Anchor your trust and hope on that which Jesus Himself said concerning you “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” Be ready!

In Conclusion
And so to my brothers in arms, those who my Father has called by Himself unto Himself to be firstfruits of glory, not by words of mouth or association of flesh, but by the lifestyle of faith, to the ones which I know in the body and the ones I don’t know, to you I say this. “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” Amen and Amen.

The Lord bless you.

Samuel Phillips

Samuel Phillips Samuel is a man in pursuit of an intimate relationship with God through time spent in the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit. His deepest desire is to see the sons of God become true tabernacles of worship upon whom GOD will rest and within whom GOD will dwell. He has spent time learning from the heart of the Father concerning artistic expressions of worship, the times and the seasons we are in, the responses that man must take with regard to the changing times and is now giving voice to various aspects of what has been released to him. His expressions of worship vary, coming forth in the form of music, nature photography, identity consulting and graphic design, as well as other audio-visual forms such as theatre/story-telling. Saphire338 is a tabernacle experience where Samuel will share some of his most intimate encounters with the King. Join us on this journey of discovery.

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