Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
To the elect saints, the faithful remnant, the
and chosen overcomes who will reign and rule with Jesus Christ on the
Let me elaborate on what I mean by the elect called and chosen. The scripture says that many are called but few are chosen. Jesus is not talking about salvation but about vineyard workers. Mat.20:16 Many saints have bought into the life and fire insurance policy offered by the Lord through salvation but like the rich young man in Mat.19:21 who went away sorrowful because he was not willing to forsake all and follow Jesus, some are called but few choose to go.
There are a few qualifications to be a disciple. Lk 19:26 We are not to love anyone or anything above Jesus. V 27 We must take up our cross daily and follow Him. V 33 Whosoever forsakes not all that he has cannot be my disciple. Before you get to discouraged and faint in your minds, let the apostle Paul reveal to us a truth. Gal. 2:20 I (we are) crucified with Christ nevertheless I (we) live, yet not I (we), but Christ lives in me (us), and the life I (we) now live in the flesh I (we) live by the faith of the Son of God who loves us.
Salvation is a free gift from God through His Son Jesus Christ. In fact, we are really not our own, but we have been purchased by the precious blood of Jesus. We cannot earn it. We were the lost sheep, the living dead. Walking in darkness, stumbling about not knowing our right hand form our left. Who then can brag? not I, praise God . Who can keep themselves from falling into sin, who is more righteous than God? We give glory to God through Jesus Christ that He is able to save and keep them that are His. It is Christ in us the hope of coming to perfection or maturity as discribed in Eph.4:13-14. I am trying to differentiate between salvation and entering into the kingdom. Salvation is by the faith of Jesus Christ, Acts 15:9, and God purifying their hearts by faith. V 11. But we believe through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved. And going on to maturity, Heb. 6:1 "Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,"
In Acts 14:22 Paul was confirming the souls of the disciples and exhorting them to continue in the faith and that we through much tribulation enter into the Kingdom. If we have to go through tribulation to secure for ourselves eternal life or to go to heaven then it is no more grace but works. If the latter were the case, very few would make it. Salvation entering into(Colo.1:13) and Living the Kingdom Life of Growth in Faith that works by Love)Matt.13:31, are two different spiritual dimensions or positions, one is seeing and understanding as a child and the other is going onto maturity. Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3:3-5, "Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God". V5 Except a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God represents everything Jesus is. We can say that Jesus is the Kingdom. Power and righteousness, light, truth, etc. When we receive Jesus by faith He is in us, and if we press on by the washing of the word, we will grow in faith and will enter into kingdom perfection. Jesus prayer in John 17:21 "That they all may be one; as thou Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them" v23 I in them and thou in me, that they may be make perfect in one "The perfect body of Christ. John 14:12 Verily, verily I say unto you, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do, because I go unto the Father.
In John 15 Jesus instructs His disciples that we are
and He is the vine, (the source of strength). He also teaches about
dressing to produce more fruit and also those who will not abide in the
vine will dry up and become useless. These are the believers who mind
things, and have the form of religion and deny the power of God in
lives. James 1: 6-8 says they can not receive anything from God because
they are not connected. Jesus also states that these dry branches
will be cast into fire and be burned. Jesus is not talking about hell,
but about tribulation that these will find themselves in. The
will reap what they sew. Sew into the wind and reap the whirlwind. The
religious legalist will experience the worldly people mocking them and
looking on them with disdain. The activist who is carrying his own
will find the lawmakers making laws to curtail their activities.
John 15 Jesus said in v.11, you are my friends if you do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants: for the servant does not know what his Lord is doing, but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known to you. I would rather be called a friend and have Jesus show me what the Father is revealing of the mysteries that are hid in Christ. The servant will be caught unaware and unprepared for these end times.
Why do I write to you? Not only to warn you of evil times that are coming upon the unrighteous and wicked of the world, but to point out the path of the word of blessing in the midst of the curse that is devouring the household of Satan and those that are his. Mt.13:37-43 is the parable of the tares. The Son of Man sows good seed in the world. The good seed are the children of the kingdom, but the tares are the children of the wicked one. The enemy that sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world (or the end of the age of the old Adamic sin nature) and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this age. The Son of Man shall send forth his angels and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity, and shall cast them into a furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Give thought to this last statement. Isaiah 60:1-2
The Kingdom is in us, Jesus the living word of life and light. The kingdom is a spiritual realm of faith here on the earth in us. Ps 37:9-11 For evil doers shall be cut off, but those that wait (serve) on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth for yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be, yea thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall but be, v 11. But the meek shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
We see in scripture, the tearing down and building
or removing the old and bringing forth a new thing. Isa 42:9 Behold,
former things are come to pass and the new things do I declare. Before
they spring forth I tell you of them.
In my first letter in Feb. 1992, I said the church age is dead. In order to bring forth something new there has to be an end to the old. And what is the New? It is the revealing of the Kingdom of God and His authority and power through the sons of God Rev.12:10. How will Jesus cause the church age to cease and bring forth the kingdom age? Well, for one thing, He will transfer the anointing from the old church order to the sons of God or the kingdom age. The religious church will dry up and wither. Hopefully many will realize their soul is dry and in need of a drink of water. Then they will cry out in their affliction and God will hear. Isaiah 41:17-18
"When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue fails for thirst, I the Lord will hear them. I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in high places and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water." The scripture will shed light on this subject of transfer of the anointing from one age to another. John 2:13-16 Take note that this is at the beginning of the ministry of Jesus. Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves and the money changers doing business. And when He had made a whip of cords He drove them all out of the temple with the sheep and the oxen and poured out the changer's money and overturned the tables. And He said to those who sold doves "Take these things away! Do not make my Fathers house(The Church) a house of merchandise," As I said before this episode took place at the beginning of Jesus ministry. And Jesus goes through this same scenario at the end of His ministry, on what we call Palm Sunday. Mat.21:12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. And He said to them, "It is written, My house(The Individual Carnal Christian) shall be called a house of prayer, but you have make it a den of thieves." The first cleansing of the temple was a type of the Roman army that marched on Jerusalem in 70 AD and destroyed the temple and caused the sacrifices to cease. Daniel 9:26 And the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary, and the end there of shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolation are determined. The temple was destroyed and all the people in the city of Jerusalem. The city was left desolate. The Jewish religion was made desolate. Mat.21:43 "Therefore I say unto you the Kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it." The law and the prophets being fulfilled in Jesus, and at Pentecost through the cross of Jesus, a new age was born. In Isaiah 62:1-2 For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest until the righteousness thereof (righteousness that’s in Zion,which is the church) go forth as brightness and salvation thereof (in Zion) as a lamp that burns. And the gentiles shall see thy righteousness and all the kings thy glory, and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. Acts 11:26 And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
Now let us examine the second cleansing of the
in Mat. 21 This typifies the culmination of the church age and the
of the Kingdom Age. Each time Jesus used violence to bring in a new
It’s like birthing pains. And why did he use a scourge made of cords?
us look at this, Jesus said in Lk. 12:47, "And that servant, which knew
his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his
will, shall be beaten with many stripes."
I don’t think I’m running off onto any side tracks, but I would like to detour our minds off of the destruction of the flesh of believers and their shortcomings and try to see the mercy and justice of God our Father. While we should be looking on eternal purpose of God in our lives, many are more concerned with the things of this life. Mat. 6:30-31 seek first the Kingdom (Jesus). God our Father, for our own good tries to warn us because He knows the end from the beginning and His purpose is eternal. In Psalm 89 David is speaking about Jesus and His seed (children). He shall cry unto Me. You are my Father, My God and the rock of my salvation. Also I will make him my firstborn, the highest of the Kings of the Earth. My mercy I will keep for him forever and my covenant shall stand firm with him. His seed (Christians) also I will make to endure forever, and His throne as the days of heaven. If His sons forsake My law and do not walk in My judgments, if they break my statutes and do not keep my commandments; then I will punish their transgressions with the rod and their iniquity with strips. Nevertheless My lovingkindness I will not utterly take from him, nor allow My faithfulness to fail. My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of my lips. Luke 12:47 Jesus said "And that servant which knew his Lord’s will and prepared not himself neither did according to His will shall be beaten with many stripes. Prov 15:10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way and he that hates reproof shall die. John 12:48b "The word that I (Jesus) have spoken, the same shall judge him (us) in the last day (this day we live in). We do not have to worry about the rod or stripes as long as we stay connected to the living Word. He knows we are not perfect yet (that is concerning the flesh). 1 John 1:7 But as we walk in the light as He is in the light we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God cleanses us from all sin. I said all that to shed some light on what the disobedient can expect. They will not have any grounds to blame God for their calamity. But for the obedient there will be great reward.
Before I go on here I would like to clarify my belief on eternal security. I believe that if you having a son or daughter that is rebellous let me use for example a mothers love do you think that she would disert her child even if it murdered her husband, no good mother would infact she would give her life for that child to save it for punishment of death. Is our heanly Fater even greater in love for His children even giving His life for them to be born into His family than this women He created? Can some one be born into a family in the image of his Father and then be unborn and rejected? I don't believe so. In the old testament the parents of rebellous son a glution and a drunkard had him stoned to death. The law showed no mercy, but through The Cross of Jesus came truth and mercy. We are a thiune being the same as our Heavenly Father. Consider this scripture in 1 Corrin. 5:5 "To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus." Also the scripture Ps. 89:29-30 writen preveious.
I had a dream a few years back and I was standing next to a man that I know now was Jesus. We were on a farm and we were looking at a newly planted grape vineyard. Then there came a truckload of farm workers and stopped beside us. Immediately they ran toward the vineyard. In the vineyard was a tree that was flowering with many blossoms and it looked very nice. They went to the tree and cut it down not leaving even the stump or roots. Then from there they went to cutting down the trees in the hedgerows. Isaiah 5:7 says the vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel. Mat. 3:10 John the Baptist came preaching, "Even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees." Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire". Mat 15:13 "Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up."
In my sixth letter, The Midnight Cry, I expounded on the three times Moses smote the rock. In the beginning of Israel’s wilderness journey the Lord provided water for them by standing in front of the rock of Horeb and commanding Moses to smite the rock and so smiting the Lord also, and water came forth out of the rock. This was a type of Jesus being smitten on the cross so that the Holy Spirit could be poured upon the believer at Pentecost. The children of Israel, thirty-eight years later in a different location, and getting ready to enter into the Promised Land needed drinking water again.
Numbers 20:7-11 This time Moses was commanded by the Lord to only speak to the rock. Because of the anger Moses had toward the children of Israel for their rebellion he struck the rock twice with his rod. Now this is a type of the worldly church today. We are standing at the crossroads of either blessing or cursing. Many of us are thirsty and crying out to Jesus for a drink of water. The two smitings in these times are this. In the early eighties there came a dark cloud upon the church, and a falling away of the saints began. The church took on the appearance of the world. This continued until 1990 when the Lord began to reconcile His people unto Himself. A remnant He reserved for Himself so that He would have a witness in the earth, otherwise we would have been completely destroyed as Sodom and Gomorra. He declared in Isaiah 40:1-5 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem and cry unto her that her warfare is accomplished. That her iniquity is pardoned, for she hath received of the Lord’s hand double for her sins. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken.
I received this revelation from the Lord in January of 1991 and Jesus revealed to me in a dream that He was drawing the backslider back to Him. Now this work the Lord is working will not be seen by all the saints. With most of the church it’s business as usual. And because they are not watching the next smiting will come on the religious worldly church. Rev.17:4-5 I hate to say this but this nation has been taken over by an anti-Christ spirit and when this happened in Judah in the prophet Jeremiah’s time it wasn’t long before their enemies invaded them and conquered them. At that time it was King Nebuchanezerra from Babylon that destroyed Jerusalem, killed the people and priests and emptied the temple of all the things used to conduct church. The king set up his own government and governor and left a remnant of the poor to dress the vineyards and work the farms. From what the Lord has revealed to me and what I have been hearing from other saints about this subject that the history of Israel is about to repeat itself in this nation, which once was called by His name, but has now turned their back on Jesus. They have made Jesus leave their schools, and all public and government places. Jeremiah 2:34 "Also in thy shirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents", 40 million aborted babies. This nation has past the point of repentance. Judgment is already upon this nation.
This nation is given over to idolatry and the number one idol is herself. The worldly church will be consumed along with her. The Lord is saying in Rev. 18:4, come out of her my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. I believe the remnant of believers that escape will be an underground church. Isaiah 26:20 "Come my people enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee. Hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpassed for behold the Lord commeth out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. Isaiah 16:3-5 Take counsel, execute judgment, make your shadow like the night in the middle of the day. Hide the outcasts. Do not betray him who escapes. Let my outcasts dwell with you believers. Be a shelter to them from the face of the spoiler. For the extortioner is at an end. Devastation ceases. The oppressors are consumed out of the land. In mercy the throne will be established and one will sit on it in truth in the tabernacle of David (the body of Christ) Judging and seeking justice and hastening righteousness.
We know that there will be a time of trouble on the earth and then Jesus will return to receive His bride. Like birthing pains that will birth the Kingdom of God and bring into subjection every creature to the obedience of Jesus Christ. So there will be a cleansing of God’s temple so that He may return to a glorious church without spot or wrinkle.
How do we hide ourselves so that we can escape these things that are coming on the Mystery Babylon? Luke 21:36 "Watch and pray". Ps 17:3-4 "Thou hast proved my heart, thou hast visited me in the night, thou hast tried me and shalt find nothing. I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress concerning the works of men, by the Word of Thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer" Luke 4:4 We shall live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Ps 19:11 By them (the statutes of the Lord) is thy servant warned, and in keeping them is great reward. Have we lost, or never had, the fear of God? The fear of God taught by man will not do, we have to submit to the hand of God our savior and be taught by Him. Jeremiah 31:31 "Behold the days are coming says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. (Note that there are two households, two families Jacob and Ephriam.) Judah and Joseph. The natural and the spiritual v.33. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, (the days of the cross and church age) says the Lord. I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts, and I will be their God and they shall be my people. V34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor and every man his brother, saying, know the Lord, for they all shall know Me from the least of them to the greatest of them says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity and their sins I will remember them no more. This verse has a double fulfillment. The first is in the church age, and the second is in the Kingdom age. In the Kingdom age this word will be intensified. Instead of running to the phone in our afflictions, we will go to the throne Ezekiel 37:24 David (beloved) My servant shall be king over them (Christians) and they shall have one shepherd (Jesus), they shall walk in my judgments and observe my statutes, and do them. Jer 32:40(fulfillment in Kingdom age) And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will put my fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from me.
Concerning the great commission, as important as having people get saved, it is just as important to make disciples and to know what our inheritance is in Jesus Christ. Inheritance is the nature and character of our God important to us in being born again as a new creation. We have light and eternity dwelling in these bodies waiting to be revealed. Daniel 12"3 Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament. Ps 25:14 The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him. And he will show them His covenant. The abundant and overcoming life (Rev.2:7) to him that overcometh will I give to eat of the Tree of Life which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
In Matthew 7:13-14 Jesus tells us to "Enter by the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way that leads to life and there are few who find it." Both of these pathways are Christian choices of their walk with the Lord. These gates are not the pearly gates of salvation. As I had written previously that salvation is a gift. If we didn’t have salvation we could not even see a gate or way, for Jesus is the way. Choose you this day, blessing or curse Deut.30 Jesus had twelve disciples and one was a devil. He also had three disciples that were in the inner circle that He confided in and revealed His glory to them on the Mount of Transfiguration these he could trust with revelations. These were Peter, James and John. In Mat.26:36-37 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane. In Lk 22:39 it says that Jesus went to the Mount of Olives and His disciples followed Him and He said unto them, sit here while I go and pray yonder. And He took with him, Peter and the two sons of Zebedee. Now when the multitude came for Jesus to arrest Him and to take Him to be crucified all the disciples deserted him. Now John seemed to be closer to Jesus than any of the other disciples and also found more favor from the Lord. In John 13:21 Jesus at the feast of Passover, or the last supper, began to reveal that there would be one of His disciples who would betray Him. Now there was leaning on Jesus bosom one of His disciples who Jesus loved. Peter called to John to ask Jesus who was the one to betray Him. He then (John) lying on Jesus breast said unto Him, Lord who is it? I would like to point out here that John is the closest to Jesus of the three inner circle of the disciples of Jesus. Peter, James and John. John laying his head on the Lord’s breast was able to hear His heartbeat of love for him. He had intimate fellowship with Jesus so that John was able to ask for and receive knowledge. Peter had to ask John what the Lord meant. This scripture is a witness to what Jesus said in John 15:14-15 differentiating between servant and friend. The servant knows not what his master is going to do, but the trustworthy friend is taken into his confidence. John followed Jesus from the garden through His trial and to the foot of the cross. Peter denied Jesus and although he repented, went and hid with the other disciples while John continued on with Jesus, John 18:15.
Now I’m trying to bring out a point here in making a difference of just being saved (eternal life and abundant, victorious life now or single or double life now, or single or double portion of inheritance-Jesus favor-and presence in us and with us is our inheritance. Esau, meaning worldly physical gratification or Israel, meaning power with God and eternal rewards.
I would like to share a truth with you that Jesus opened my eyes to see through the testimony of John. John 19:25-27 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene . When Jesus therefore saw his mother and the disciple (John) standing by, whom He loved, He said to His mother "Woman behold thy son". Jesus did not call Mary mother, He called her woman. Then He said to His disciple "Behold thy mother". And from that hour that disciple took her into his own home. I would like you to understand what Jesus has done here and what it means to those who would follow close to Jesus as John the revelator did. Jesus was the firstborn of the family of Joseph and Mary. According to Jewish scriptures Exod. 13:2 Jesus being firstborn as the son of man is Joseph’s first son is entitled to a double portion of the family inheritance. This is called a birthright and the firstborn received a double portion of his father’s possessions. But there was an added responsibility to this position. Joseph was deceased and Mary being a widow makes Jesus as the firstborn, responsible for the welfare and upkeep of his mother until her death and His unmarried sisters until they married. Jesus no longer could fulfill this obligation. He does not transfer this birthright to His stepbrothers, but to His trustworthy and faithful disciple, John. I believe this has a deeper and greater meaning and ramification on this subject. In Jewish antiquity the patriarchs of the tribes of Israel were the priests to their tribes and the father of each family was the priest to that family. The duty of the priest was to be an intercessor and a representative between God and man. In the case of the New Testament of grace through Jesus Christ, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Gal 3:28. Also in John 1:12 "But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God. So we see here that if either husband or wife is an unbeliever or even a believer spouse that is not to interested in things above, the spouse that is should take the role of intercessor. Not as a legalistic nag but of a gentle spirit demonstrating the unconditional love of God Rev. 1:9 And He hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father.
I’m not trying here just to fill our heads with
but to be able to understand who we are in Christ and what we are to
so that we can enter into the victory that Jesus secured for us at
We have entered into "The Day of the Lord" or "That Day" and Jesus has come to His vineyard and is looking for fruit. He has reserved unto Himself the first ripe fruit. James 1:18 James is writing to the church and about the believers of his own will, begot He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures." Jesus has taught much on fruit and fruitbearers, but for now I would concentrate on one particular kind. That is those disciples like John that have been chosen for the birthright, and not like Esau that traded his for worldly gratification. These disciples like John are being changed into the image of the firstborn, Jesus. Rev 14:4"These are they which were not defiled by women, for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God and the Lamb." These can also be likened unto eunuchs. Eunuchs are castrated males who in past times were servants or slaves to a king. These eunuchs were to stand guard over the king’s harem and minister to their needs. Isaiah 56:4-5 "For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep my Sabbaths and choose the things that please Me, and take hold of my covenant. Even unto them will I give in my house and with in my walls a place and a name better than of sons and daughters. I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off."
Keeping the Sabbath doesn’t mean going to a building that some call the house of God and the believers assembling together on a specific day of the week. We are to keep Jesus for He is the Sabbath. Sabbath means rest. Mat.11:28 "Come unto Me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." Are you tired and heavy laden with religious works, are you bruised and battered from your brethren beating you with the rubber hose of Heb. 10:25 Come sit at the feet of Jesus and learn of Him. Get an understanding of what the writer of Hebrews ch 3 and 4 is saying through the Holy Spirit, and what Paul says in Romans 8:14 "For as many as are led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God. In Micah 7:1 Micah is the mouth piece of the Lord speaking to the backsliden Israelites "Woe is Me! For I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grape gleanings of the vintage, there is no cluster to eat, My soul desired the first ripe fruit. What is being conveyed here is that the Lord has come to His vineyard looking to His inheritance and not finding any fruit or coming to His own for fellowship and finding none. His children are busy with works but they never get to know Him. I am convinced that in spite of the rejection of many, the Lord has a remnant set aside waiting to reveal His Son in these first fruits, first born, birthright saints.
We are entering in or have entered into a new age. The age of the Fatherhood of God the revealing of the sons of God who are subject unto His authority. The Holy Spirit leads us to Jesus. Jesus reveals the Father to us, and the Father reveals Jesus in us, and we reveal Jesus to the world. Romans 8:29 For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestine to be conformed to the image of His Son that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover, whom He did predestine, them He also called, and whom He called, them He justified, and who He justified them He also glorified. The them He called are also the "they" in Rev. 12:6 Jesus said "I am the way" the way of the cross leads to victory Rom 8:18 For I reckon the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
1 Peter 1:2-6 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. Grace unto you and peace be multiplied. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. To an Inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away reserved in heaven for you. Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Peter says here that we have an inheritance reserved in heaven to be revealed in the last time. The inheritance is the word of God reserved in heaven to be released and fulfilled in the earth, or these earthen vessels that contain this heavenly treasure to be revealed in us.
We are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation. Peter is not writing about the salvation of the spirit man, but the salvation of our bodies. Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. The creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption (decay) into the glorious liberty of the children of God. We know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. I was shown through the Spirit of the Lord that He created Adam with a body that would not die, that would continually regenerate itself, and that the Lord through Jesus the second Adam is returning to us this original state of perfection as was before the fall.
He hath established the earth forever Ps 78:69 Those that wait upon the Lord shall inherit the earth. The meek shall inherit the earth Ps 37:9-11 Paul had a partial revelation of these end days. They (the disciples) were looking forward in hope that this would happen in their time. But the Lord is never late. He is always just in time. Never before time, and never behind time. Always on time. The same way that scripture was fulfilled with Jesus first coming so will the scriptures, or word of God will perform that for which He purposed it to do in Jesus Second Coming. Revealed to those saints like Simeon, Lk 2:25 and Anna Lk 2:36 If we were all going to heaven why would Jesus bring those saints that died before us? 1 Thes. 4:14 why not leave them there, then come get us and take us to heaven where they are? Because Jesus is going to have overcomers that through the Holy Spirit will overcome all things, including death. 1 Cor.15:51 These will show forth to the people of the earth that remain when Jesus shall appear what He requires of all men and subdue all disobedience. Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge and therefore the people that do not understand shall fall. Do not my words do good the those that walk uprightly Mecah 2:7 As long as King Uzziah sought the Lord, God made him to prosper 2 Chron. 26:5
There is a spirit of lethargy in the church. The liturgical church has slipped into the same stupor at the advent of Jesus Second Coming as was His first coming. In Lk 7:31-32 And the Lord said, where unto then shall I liken the men of this generation? And to what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying. We have piped unto you and you have not danced. We have mourned to you and you have not wept. You have heard the saying "What goes around comes around". Well the Lord in His creation made everything round, the earth, moon, sun, our heads, our bodies, ect. History has a way of repeating itself. We need to learn from it. The scriptures or our bible is the map to hidden treasures, and we need to be diligent to seek after its wisdom. It is more precious than silver or gold. Heavenly treasures of spiritual truths that is a tree of life to us. The spiritual world or Kingdom rules over the natural world. We are spiritual people in physical bodies, and the word of God is to rule over these bodies to bring health and life to us
Prov.4:20-22 My son attend unto my words, incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes, keep them in the mist of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. I have through Jesus tried this word and have found GOD to be faithful to perform His word. In February 1, 1990, the word of the LORD came to me in a promise: Exodus 23:25 "And ye shall serve the LORD your GOD, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water, and I well take sickness away from the mist of thee." Every time I confessed this revelation to some one, I got sick, but I held on to the word I received from the LORD, and in February 1, 1992, I began to realize that the LORD was fulfilling this scripture in me and my household. I am aware of the saying "It rains on the just as well as the unjust," but we have an umbrella – the blood of Jesus and the living word of GOD.
We have an inheritance available to us already on this side of the Jordan, and we are getting ready to cross over to take the land and receive our full inheritance. We have an inheritance this side of Jordan. Jesus said in Luke 13:32 "Behold I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow and the third day I will be perfected." We find in Numbers 32:33 what I believe is a type, or shadow, of our past inheritance this last two thousand years -- casting out devils and healing ministries. Verse 33 says, "And Moses gave unto them, to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto the half tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the Kingdom of Sihon of the Amorites, and the Kingdom of Og King of Bashan." This is on the east side of Jordan. Jesus ministered under the old covenant. The new was not established yet with his blood. Reuben was the first born to Jacob by Leah. Gad was the first born of Leah’s handmaid. Manasseh was Joseph’s first born in the land of Egypt. Joseph’s wife was an Egyptian. Asenath, the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On. Reuben, I believe, could represent the old covenant that GOD made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
In the Old Testament, there were casting out of devils and cures, mighty promises and rewards for obedience. Reuben lost his birthright to Joseph. I Chronicles 5:1-2 says, "Now the sons of Reuben the first born of Israel "for he was the first born, but, forasamuch as he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright. For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph’s:)" Now we know that Jesus is this chief ruler that was from the tribe of Judah. But Joseph is also a type of Jesus as the first born of many brethren. What the enemy meant for evil, GOD will bring forth for good.
There are two families – Judah and Joseph, Jacob and Israel. This opens the way to those outside of the Jew’s religion, or the so-called Gentiles. I will not get any deeper than this so I do not lose track of the direction I hope I am headed and so I do not confuse anyone. If you want to check out more in this area, look up the scriptures Amos 9:9 and Ezekial 37:16-22. Now, back to the first born. Joseph receives the double portion by default because Reuben sinned – note that there is a pattern here. Adam the first man sinned and lost his birthright. Jesus the second Adam without sin redeemed the birthright. Esau to Jacob, Reuben to Joseph, Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh could be the type of the beginning of the church at Jerusalem, and these could represent the Jews and gentile believers. Manasseh even though he was the first born of Joseph by the Egyptian women did not receive the birthright. This Egyptian women could represent the Gentiles of the world that Jesus marries. Egypt is a type of the world. There were two sons born to Joseph in Egypt, Manassaeh and Ephraim (Genesis 41:51-52). Manasseh was the first born, but he did not receive the birth right through no fault of his own (Romans 9:11). In Genesis 48:5, Jacob adopts Joseph’s two sons. Ephesians 1:5 shows GOD the Father through Jesus Christ adopting us. Jacob, the father adopts Joseph’s two sons. "And now thy two sons Ephraim and Manasseh (The first shall be last and the last first) which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee in Egypt are mine as Reuben and Simeon they shall be mine. These will not only inherit a part of Joseph’s substance, but have a part in Jacob’s inheritance, a double portion." Let us say that Ephraim is the church and has been adopted into the Israelite or Jewish family through Jesus to partake of the inheritance that was promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to inherit the land or Kingdom of GOD.
Where is the kingdom of God? Luke 17:21 says, "behold the Kingdom of GOD is within you." Ephesians 1:10-14 says, "That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him. V11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will. V12 That we should be to the praise of His glory who first trusted in Christ. V13 In whom we also trusted, after we heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. V14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession unto the praise of his glory." What is the land? The purchased possession? Our bodies. What do we live in here on earth? It is also the redemption of the earth from the curse. Isaiah 60:21 says "Thy people also shall all be righteous: they shall inherit the land forever . . ." Psalm 37:11 says "The meek shall inherit the earth."
Jesus said the third day I will be perfected. We are entering into the third day. To the LORD a day is as a thousand years (II Peter 3:8). In Joshua 3:1-4, Joshua rose early in the morning, V2 and after three days V3 commanded the people to follow the priests and Levites that are carrying the ark of the covenant V4 "yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure." I believe that is a type of the church that received part of their inheritance two thousand years ago, and now on the third day, two thousand years later, are getting ready to receive our full inheritance. It says in V4 that "For ye have not passed this way before." I believe we are entering into the new day where we will have available to us a full salvation of spirit, soul and body.
I am sixty-seven years old in November ’98, and I know that I know that I have been ordained by the LORD to a three year ministry, which will bring me to the age of seventy years old. Seventy years is a generation. Jesus said in Matthew 24:34 "Verily I say unto you. This generation shall not pass till all these things be fulfilled." What things? In the same chapter, verse three, the disciples asked Jesus when they were on the Mount of Olives "What will be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the age?" Jesus explains what they and we are to look for in the following verses up to 29 "and immediately after the tribulation V30 There shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." In verse 36, Jesus says "But of that day and 00hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." I am not setting any dates. We can speculate seeing the signs of the last of the last days. We can be looking for Him. Paul says in I Thessalonians 5:4, "But ye brethren are not in darkness that ‘that day’ should overtake you as a thief." I have been watching the church and events in the world through the eyes of the LORD the WORD of GOD Zechariah 4:10 for over a decade. The signs of His coming are being revealed to those who are watching. Matthew 24:22 "And except those days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved [left alive on earth]. But for the elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened." The scriptures are saying that things are going to get so bad that if GOD did not intervene, there would be no one left alive for Jesus to come back to.
The LORD showed me back a few years that He was going to break the staff of bread and water (Ezekiel 4:16-17). I have been watching this happen systematically each year. Farmers have gone out of business and have become bankrupt. The farmers’ children do not take over their parents' farm because they can make more money in the cities. Floods, droughts, diseases, heavy snows and frosts that destroy crops and cattle. Calamity, plagues, sickness, all kinds of tragedy. Get a grip, saints, this is no time to sleep. We are going to be forced to overcome death. Those that would like to see Jesus come back will be trying to save themselves from destruction.
I do not believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church. I know a lot of good GOD-fearing saints and educated theologians in eschatology believe in this doctrine and would rather fight than switch. Who says I am right? Well, right or wrong, I am going to cover myself with the word of faith and the blood of Jesus. I will not argue with anyone about this because the scripture says that nothing shall be hidden. Matthew 10:26 says, "for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed, and hid, that shall not be known." The LORD will have a people who will overcome death to be a witness to others who will servive the tribulation and go into the millennium. There will be sinners left – the scriptures teach this. Isaiah 65:20 says the sinner will die at the age of 100 if he repents not. The Christian will die at 100 years of age if he does not grow in the LORD.
We all will be required to keep all the feasts of the LORD – Passover, Pentecost, and the Tabernacles. Zechariah 14:16-19 says, "And it shall come to pass that everyone that is left of all nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. V17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all these families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain V18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not that have no rain; there shall be plague, where with the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. V19 This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles."
I do not believe the Jerusalem spoken of in these verses means the literal Jerusalem. Paul said that there is a heavenly Jerusalem who is the mother of us all (Galatians 4:26). This is Mount Zion, the church -- the bride of Christ. Revelation 21:24, 27 says, "and the nations of them that are saved shall walk in the light of it and the Kings [overcomers] of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. V27 and there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination or maketh a lie, but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life." Revelation 21 and 22 are speaking of the heavenly Jerusalem – the holy city, New Jerusalem, the Bride of Christ. Revelation 22:14-15 says, "Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates of the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates of the city [heavenly Jerusalem] V15 for without are dogs, and sorcerers and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." Revelation 21:27 is saying the same thing in the context of the heavenly Jerusalem with gold streets, etc. If this city is in heaven, then what are all these sinners that are outside the gates doing in heaven? I believe we need a lot more revelation insight in all this. I am trying to stir up your pure minds to think on these things, and not to be caught unaware.
As we all know, death, hell and the devil have been conquered by Jesus Christ, and now Christ sits in heaven waiting to have all things put under His feet. Jesus expects us to be more than conquerors and enter into His victory. I Corinthians 15:22-23 says, "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall be made alive. V23 But every man in his own order, Christ the first fruits: [Take note Paul does not say Jesus Christ the first fruit as one, but Christ the first fruits. Fruits plural mean many and Christ means unointed one. In this case, anointed ones – those that are in Christ] afterward they that are Christ’s at His coming."
Now go to Matthew Chapter 1 and count the generations from Abraham to Jesus – it will add up to 41 generations, but it is supposed to be 42 generations. It will be 42 if you count in Christ. In verse 17 "and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are 14 generations. We see here through the Holy Spirit that there is a generation of anointed ones. Christians are their names. These are the last generation. The Christ is an eternal generation. There will be anointed ones who will overcome death before Jesus comes. These are the 144,000 in Rev. 14:1. Paul said in 1Cor.15:51-54 "We shall all be changed in a twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet, the dead will be raised, and we shall be changed." My understanding is not complete in this scenario but I believe I am on to something and I’m looking to the Lord who possesses knowledge for more understanding. In John 20:14-17 when Jesus arose from the grave He appeared to Mary Magdalene first in His natural body. Jesus said to Mary "do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father." In Mark 16:12 After that, He appeared in another form to two of them as they walked and went into the country. (The disciples on the road to Damascus). In His new body He was able to walk through locked doors John 20:19. In Luke 24:40-43 Jesus still had the nail prints in His hands and feet, and Jesus also demonstrated that He could eat food. In John 21;6 Jesus also demonstrated His power. Paul said we shall be like Him. We are called to be priests and kings unto our God, Rev.1: 6 We are to minister to our God going boldly to the Throne of Grace, as intercessors for the church and the heathen. We are to have dominion over the heathen in the morning of the new day.
Although Paul said we will all be changed, there may be those who will yet have to go up to the feast of Tabernacles. I believe that there is a lesson to be learned through Enoch in Gen. 5:24. Enoch walked with God. Heb.11:5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death. If I may speculate on this statement I made about this whole thing is a lot of saints and sinners will find themselves earthbound without the power and glory of Jesus. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth for remorse because like Eseau, even though he received a blessing from Isaac, he did not receive the birthright as Jacob did. There was an inheritance for Eseau but Jacob received the double portion as the firstborn. Rev.14:1 Then I looked and behold a lamb standing on Mount Zion ( His throne of Power in the midst of His church) and with Him one hundred and forty four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. These are the ones who were not defiled with women for they are virgins. These are ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits to God and the Lamb. Rev 14:14 Then I looked and behold a white cloud (144,000) and on the cloud sat one like the Son of man having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. And the winepress was trampled outside the city Rec.22:14-15 Blessed are they that keep His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life (Gen.3:4 & Rev.2:7) and may enter through the gates of the city (New Jerusalem). For outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters and whoever loves and practices a lie. Now there will be protection for those that will enter the city (Ps 91) but death to those outside. But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels Gen. 12:22-24 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant.
Isaiah 33:20 Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts. Your eyes will see Jerusalem a quiet home. A tabernacle that will not be taken down. Not one of it’s stakes will ever be removed, nor will any of it’s cords be broken. But here the majestic Lord will be for us a place of broad rivers (Exek.47) and streams in which no galley with oars will sail (slave ships). Nor majestic ships pass by ( a proud people ) . And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick, the people that dwell therein (Rev.22:14-15) shall be forgiven their iniquity.
In a previous letter I mentioned about the highway of holiness in Isaiah 35. This is the straight gate and narrow path. In Passover we are delivered from the devil. In keeping Pentecost, we are delivered from demonic oppression, and in keeping the tabernacles we are delivered from the curse. Only if we continue on this path and not stray off it. Is. 35:8 no unclean shall Passover on this highway, only the redeemed shall walk there. The ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion (Jerusalem or church) with songs, everlasting joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Is 53. Jesus is despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. We also will have our valleys to identify with Him but we will eventually go with Him on the mountain. There is a price to pay to enter the straight gate, for the evil one would oppose us through deception and rob us of the victory that is in Jesus. A good example is in the book of Esther. The evil Haman the Agagite (the son of perdition) the enemy of the Jews, who set out to destroy all the Jews in Persia and all it’s dominion. Vashti the first queen of Ahapueras of Persia disobeyed him and he set her aside and began to seek a queen to replace her. Esther was chosen out of many virgins and was made queen. But first she was set aside for one year to be purified. Six months with oil of myrrh. This is a perfume for embalming. Then the last six months were perfumes of sweet odors. I will liken this unto those who will be the bride of Christ. They will first die to themselves and be crucified to the world so that the latter part of their life would be a sweet smell of odors of resurrection life in the nostrils of the King of Kings.
And with this comes great reward, and like Esther in Ch. 5:1 Now it came to pass on the third day that Esther put on her royal apparel and stood in the inner court of the Kings house. (Take note that this took place on the third day, in the inner court.) This represents the Kingdom age and the inner court is the Holy of Holies, the fullness of God’s presence with us. Esther found favor with the King. He held out the golden scepter that was in his hand and Esther drew near and touched it. The golden scepter represents the power and authority of Jesus in heaven and earth shared with us.
Chapter 65 of Isaiah in it’s context speaks of the inception of the church and on into the millennium. In verse 19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people, and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her (Jerusalem) nor the voice of crying. After we go through the dying process as in Ps 84:6 In whose heart are the highways to Zion. Passing through the valley of weeping they make it a place of springs. Yea the early rain covereth it with blessing. The Lord wants to wipe away our tears and say in this latter part of sweet odors that "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever" The inner court of the temple of God in the city of the Great King. For we shall have power with God like Esther and be able to intercede for our loved ones and see them saved and delivered from the destruction of the Hamans.
What shall we liken this day to? We can compare it
the exodus of Israel from Egypt. The judgment of God fell on the ruler
Pharaoh and his servants and the land of Egypt. Egypt is a type of the
world, Pharaoh a type of Satan and his servants. There is destruction
determined against the rebellious world system and it’s rulers, armies,
people and whole nation. Ex. 10:7. But for the servants of the Most
God, Jesus Christ, those that obey and believe will find refuge in
God Almighty has been preparing a people on the back side of the desert. He is about to reveal his deliverance to those who are crying out to Him in their affliction. Moses speaking for the Lord our God in Duet.18:18 is saying also to us this day, "I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. I am acquainted with Acts 3:22-23 Peter is speaking of Deut.18 about Jesus. But this is a partial fulfillment. Three is the number of fulfillment of God’s divine government. Moses and Jesus are twice fulfillment, the third fulfillment to be complete and that will bring in the Kingdom of the Lord God will be the "Christ". These are the anointed ones that stand before the God of the whole earth. The overcomers of Rev. These will bring deliverance to the people of God. Make yourselves ready saints to greet the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ. He is at the door. The Spirit and the bride say, come. Let him that heareth say, Come and let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Heavenly Father may thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.
And now brethren, I commend you to God, and the word of His grace which is able to build you up and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Acts 20:32
Your brother in Christ, Ed Hintz