Month: October 2021 (Page 1 of 2)

It’s Raining Pearls

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“Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, And the Lord listened and heard them. So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the Lord And who meditate on His name. “They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of host “On the day that *I make them My jewels.* And I will spare them As a man spares his own son who serves him.” Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves God. And one who does not serve Him. (Mal. 3:16-18)

During prayer yesterday something was shown gently falling from above.  At first I thought they were raindrops.  But then I saw that they were pearls; an abundance of beautiful, white and lustrous pearls. Some were free falling whereas others were falling in long strands.  It was raining pearls!

The creation of a pearl in the natural begins to shed light on the kingdom of GOD in the spiritual.  A true pearl is produced when an irritant (such as a grain of sand) works its way inside an oyster shell. Stressed by the foreign object, the oyster secretes layers upon layers of Nacre (a crystalline liquid) on the irritant until finally it forms a radiant iridescent pearl.  

This shower of pearls is indicative of the latter-day outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Believers.(Joel 2:28)  The crystalline fluid, the transformative agent, represents the latter-day rain which is the essence of the Holy Spirit. Like the gradual layering of Nacre on irritants, it is line upon line and precept upon precept that the Word of truth, with the guidance of the heavenly Holy Spirit, is deposited inside accommodating hearts and minds of human shells.  It is a process that transforms irritants – the hardships, adversarial attacks and travails of life experiences – into something very valuable. It is the kind of beauty that comes out of the fire and rises out of the ashes. A restorative process that crystallizes the overcoming Bride of Christ with Light, Iridescence and with Splendor. (Spoken Word)

The Lord continues to transform and beautify His Bride with jewels of consolation, of wisdom and of righteousness. It is a short latter-day work that is accelerating for those who will receive it while it is available! Prophet Malachi foretold that a chosen people likened as latter-day jewels will be gifted to discern between the good and the wicked; between those who serve GOD and those who really do not. Watch for them, they will shine! (Dan. 12:3)

It follows that these jewels are likened to pearls of great price fit to dwell in GOD’s New Kingdom that is presently spiritual in nature (the gradual experience of eternity in human hearts and minds). It is heavenly and it will be implemented on earth at the time of fulfillment. To be sure, these pearls are only shown as a metaphor of a work that is not man-made and is so great and so precious as to defy human intellect. It is the recompense of New Kingdom seeds sown and harvested in human hearts. A restorative work of a loving and merciful GOD on a people in the stages of being transformed into the glorious image of Her Bridegroom. ( Rom. 9: 25-28; 2 Cor. 3:17-18)

I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” (Is. 61:10).

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:  Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” (Mat. 13:45-46)

The Great Merchant, our Lord Jesus Christ, paid the ultimate price for us at the Cross so that redeemed Believers can be gloriously transformed and be fit to populate His New Kingdom. We are indeed living in the last days of the latter days.

Praise be to GOD with infinite gratitude and eternal thanksgiving in the precious name of Jesus Christ ~

Keep the Faith, it’s raining white pearls. And look, the fields are white to harvest! (Jn. 4:35)

Suzanne

Lazarus Arising

Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou would believe, thou should see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead (Lazarus) was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hear me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.” (Jn. 11:42-44)

Yesterday someone was talking on the subject of being raised from the dead from a spiritual and physical perspective.  Suddenly, a vision manifested.  A man lying on his back in the darkness somewhere began to move and was trying to sit up slowly.  Filthy bandage strips and material were seen slowly falling away from his face and head; I had a strong impression that they were falling away from the rest of his body as well. This was someone who had been dead and was wrapped in grave clothing.  He was sporting a modern-day haircut (indicative of present days) that was quite messed up from having slept for a long time. As he slowly moved his head to the right, his eyes squinted as they tried to open and adjust to the Light. 

The vision conveys that someone somewhere – even symbolic of a people – is now awakening from the grave of spiritual slumber and into the recognition of Jesus Christ as Savior. They are recognizing the awesome Voice that is calling them. That undeniable Voice of Light and of Truth that awakens and guides the sheep! (Jn. 10:27) I am hearing the Word: “Born”.  This is someone who, after having remained spiritually dormant, is in the process of being Born again in the Spirit and into newness of life. And also someone who will be raised up at the last day if he continues to faithfully abide in Christ. Notwithstanding, the vision conveys that those who genuinely hear and answer His call – even in our modern era – will be brought from the penalty of sin which is death and into the Light of Life. And there is no partiality with the Savior of the world, He calls the just and the unjust; the evil and the good. (Mat. 5:45) Yet…..GOD’s timetable is ticking and time runs for everyone; all are called to enter through the narrow gate while time permits.

“And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.” (Jn. 11:43)

 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain (those who are spiritually alive on earth at that time) shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. (Takes place at the first resurrection) And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” (1 Thess.4:16-17)

And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Grave bandages are beginning to come off. The spiritual dead are awakening and are about to rise.  Some will emerge on the scene still sinfully bound in some ways as metaphorically discerned in the filthy vestiges of grave clothing still attached to them. These souls are, and will be, in need of spiritual guidance and encouragement to adjust to the Light and the newness of a resurrected life. “Unbind and let him loose, said the Lord to those who witnessed Lazarus arising. Jesus’ instruction typifies a call for prayerful Laborers of the Word to help Him by encouraging those who are coming out of the grave to walk unbound in His plan of eternal redemption.

Praises to GOD and thank you precious Jesus, Lord of Lords, God, Giver of eternal life and perfect Savior of the world for allowing me to see this glorious manifestation. May it witness to all who are being called. ~

Recommended Reading: Romans 6:1-14

Keep the faith in the Lord’s finished works, it raises the dead.

Suzanne

The Shareholder’s Cross

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“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” (1 Cor. 1:18)

A few days ago the following Words were spoken: “Restoration  (pause) Repossession”.  The following night before going to sleep, I prayerfully asked for clarification of what I had heard. Sometime during the course of the night I was awakened. As I lingered there in prayer for a few moments, an extraordinary Cross suddenly hovered above me. It was made of fine crystal or clear glass. Flashes of Light and vibrant colors were seen softly exploding and streaming from its center.  Then the following Word was spoken:  “Investment”.

Restoration:  The act or process of returning something to its earlier good condition or position, or to its owner.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.(Ps. 51:12-13).

The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.” (Psalm 27:1)

Repossession: The act of taking possession again over something when a buyer defaults on payments.

“Then all your people will be righteous; They will possess the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified.” (Is. 60:21)

In Obadiah 1:17-21, we learn about Israel’s call to holiness and final triumph in taking possession of the lands that are fated to become part of the Lord’s kingdom. A kingdom that the deceiver has been attempting to steal and establish for himself since the fall of the Adamic parents. The vision, along with the spoken words, typifies securing one’s holiness and salvation (restoration) in the Cross of the Lamb; the Lord’s finished works of redemption. Only then can one take possession in the lands that belong to the Lord! The enemy, very clever in nature, might have duped Believers in some ways leading them to question their salvation and position in His Kingdom. But do know that he cannot have and keep possessions (spiritual blessings) that do not belong to him – he can’t afford them!  He does not have the authority, nor the blood right, nor the legal right to steal the salvation of faithful Believers, nor hijack their blessings nor can he keep them out of the Lord’s Kingdom.

There is Restoration and there is Re-possession at the cross for those who – despite trials and tribulations – genuinely continue to abide in Jesus Christ. They have learned the painful consequences of dealing with the world. They have been strengthened by these life lessons and will not lower their moral standards. They will not compromise with the world, the flesh and the devil.   As shareholders of the Cross of Grace, these Believers are beneficiaries of an eternal and spiritual Investment that will have explosive dividends now and most significantly in the New Kingdom age. And just how exciting is that!

All Your Dreams Will Come True As I Fulfill My Promises To You.” (Spoken Words)

And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.” (Joel 2:25-26)

“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.  He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” (Lk. 1:31-33)

Praises be to you GOD our FATHER and thanks be to you Beloved Lord and God Jesus Christ! How wondrous and awesome are your ways, great and holy Son of Righteousness, of Mercy and of Justice. ~

Keeping the Faith and Holding on to His Promises,

Suzanne

Seventy and Sevenfold /3

Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God  which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and *declared to be the Son of God* with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” (Rom. 1:1-4)

THE LORD IS MY SON”  (Spoken Word: GOD the FATHER referring to our Lord, HIS Son – Psalm 101:1; Mat. 22:44)

Following Jesus’ birth, death and resurrection, earth genealogies are no longer reckoned with when considering that He is our heavenly FATHER’s Son. (1 Tim. 1:1-4) Albeit His earthly ancestral history should have helped Israel, who highly esteemed genealogies, to recognize their Messiah.  But His chaste conception and going so far as calling GOD His FATHER certainly added fuel to the fire of Rome and Israel’s contempt. (Mk. 14:61)

By accepting Jesus as the sacrificial Lamb, by believing that He is the resurrected Son of GOD and by faithfully adhering to His finished works, anyone on earth can become heir of a heavenly and earthly inheritance! Still, many continue to disregard the authority of the First begotten Son of GOD and His plan of redemption. They pridefully continue in the Spirit of Cain by attempting to hijack dominion of a fallen earth and establishing their own kingdoms by their own misguided efforts and works….

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (Jn. 8:44)

It is significant that after 70 generations, a third betrayal and murder took place; albeit, it fell within the plan of redemption. Jesus Christ was betrayed by Judas Iscariot and crucified. GOD had amazingly turned the tables on Satan a third time, as HE had done when HE chose Seth and then Enoch. Praise and thanks be to the Lord that because of His sacrifice on the Cross, Jesus opened wide the gates of eternal salvation. Anyone – regardless of genealogies – who genuinely comes to Him with faith and belief in His finished works can become heir of a New Kingdom that will eventually be established on a new earth. And as was the case with Adam and his descendants, dominion of the earth will be given to a new humanity bearing the Christ Light. And Satan – the dark covering cherub – who has been a murderer and a liar since the beginning of time will be put away permanently following the 1,000 years of the first resurrection.

 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Gal. 3:25-29)

Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth”. (Mat. 5)

Keep the Faith – it gives us the heart to forgive everyone, everywhere. There is a great master plan in the works!

Suzanne

Seventy and Sevenfold /2

The “Seventy and Sevenfold” numbers lamented by Cain’s murderous descendant Lamech, referred to a redemptive historical period of waiting time spanning 10 lineages enfolded with 7 generations in each. A complete genealogical plan of 70 generations which began with Lamech’s lineal counterpart Enoch, Seth’s righteous descendant, and ended with Jesus of Nazareth.

Jesus was well acquainted with the plan of redemption that unfolded itself in the genealogies. When he divulged to Peter the importance of forgiving seventy times seven (70 generations found in 10 complete lineages comprising 7 generation) he was telling him that redemption could only be found in Him the sacrificial Lamb and Testator of the earth’s inheritance and of eternal life. Our beloved Savior, Jesus Christ, was prophetically and amazingly born at the very end of those 70 generations!

And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. (Heb. 9:15-17)

SEVENTY AND SEVENFOLD GENERATIONAL FORMULA:

1st Lineage of 7 Generations

1. Enoch 2. Methusala 3. Lamech. 4. Noe 5. Sem 6. Arphaxad 7. Cainan

2nd Lineage of 7 Generations:

1. Sala 2. Heber 3. Phalec 4. Ragau 5. Saruch 6. Nachor 7. Thara

3rd Lineage of 7 Generations:

1. Abraham 2. Isaac 3. Jacob 4. Judah 5. Phares 6. Esrom 7. Aram

4th Lineage of 7 Generations:

1. Aminadab 2. Naasson 3. Salmon 4. Boaz 5. Obed 6. Jesse 7. David

5th Lineage of 7 Generations:

1. Nathan 2. Mattatha 3. Menan 4. Melea 5. Eliakim 6. Jonan 7. Joseph

6th Lineage of 7 Generations:

1. Juda 2. Simeon 3. Levi 4. Matthat 5. Jorim 6. Eliezer 7. Jose

7th Lineage of 7 Generations:

1. Er 2. Elmodam 3. Cosam 4. Addi 5. Melchi 6. Neri 7. Salathiel

8th Lineage of 7 Generations:

1. Zorobabel 2. Rhesa 3. Joanna 4. Juda 5. Joseph 6. Semei 7. Mattathias

9th Lineage of 7 Generations:

1. Maat 2. Nagge 3. Esli 4. Naum 5. Amos 6. Mattathias 7. Joseph

10th Lineage of 7 Generations:

1. Janna 2. Melchi 3. Levi 4. Matthat 5. Heli 6. Joseph/Mary (Virgin Birth/Is.7:13-14) 7. JESUS Son of GOD!!

(Genealogies recorded in Luke 3:23-38 KJV)

Part 3 follows…

Seventy and Sevenfold /1

Adam and Eve were given dominion of the earth and everything that lived.  But things got messed up when the Serpent beguiled Eve.  As a result, Adam was fated to till the ground for survival and Eve would travail and conceive in the pains of childbirth.  Even still GOD being ever loving had a plan to rescue them and their descendants from the Serpent’s earthly entrapment. It would unfold itself through the generations which would ultimately culminate with the birth and sacrificial death of The Lamb, Jesus Christ, “Seventy and Sevenfold” generations later.

Following their fall from grace, Adam and Eve conceived two sons: firstborn Cain and then Abel.  Both Cain (a tiller of the ground like his father) and Abel (a Shepherd of sheep) knew that because of Adam’s offense a plan of redemption was being worked out on this planet. Their understanding of how this would be accomplished was reflected in their offerings to GOD. Abel offered HIM a blood sacrifice because he knew that the life of the flesh was in the blood. (Lev.17:11) Most importantly, he was meekly acknowledging to GOD that only the sacrificial death of a first-born sheep could atone for the sins of his descendants. It typified the coming Lamb of GOD, Jesus Christ. Cain, not as highly spiritually-calibrated as his brother, presented the fruit of his work – a tilled sheaf of wheat which had no power and no life to atone. Cain’s offering displayed that wheat, symbolic of his seed and descendants on earth, could be liberated from the Serpent’s curse through their own finished works. This displeased GOD who had plans of HIS own.  Scriptures recount that HE favored the sacrifice of Adam’s second born son, Abel, over his first-born son, Cain, through whom should and could have flowed the inheritance of the earth.

Cain, now extremely vexed and jealous that he failed to be recognized as the firstborn son whose lineages should continue to have dominion over the earth, slew Abel. This stopped Abel from promulgating favored lineages fixed to inherit the earth. But the tables turned on Cain when GOD chose Adam’s third son, Seth, to promulgate lineages that would eventually birth the living Lamb and Testator, Jesus Christ. (Heb.9:15-16) The inheritance of Adam’s descendants, although concealed, had already been sealed! For his part, Cain was cursed, banned from the presence of GOD and exiled (I am hearing: cast out) into the wilderness and outside the bounds of the inheritance.  

But GOD being ever merciful placed a mark on Cain declaring that should anyone harm him, they would suffer a “sevenfold” punishment. (Gen. 4:15)  By studying the Adamic lineages, one begins to understand that Cain’s punishment was concealed in a sevenfold generational formula. That is to say that at the seventh generation from Adam, Cain’s descendants could have found favor with GOD. But at the pivotal seventh generation when Cain’s lineages could have been blessed, the shedding of innocent blood took place a second time at the hands of one of his descendants: Lamech.  

                                     

1.  ADAM/EVE1.  ADAM/EVE
2.  SETH2.  CAIN 
3.  ENOS (3/4 Generation Law) **3.  ENOCH
4.  CAINAN4.  IRAD
5.  MALALEEL5.  MEHUJAEL
6.  JARED6. METHUSAEL
7.  ENOCH*  
(Lk. 3:27-38)
7.  LAMECH  *   
(Gen. 4:17-18)

** Gen.4:26 Cf. Deut 5:9

At the seventh pivotal generation, Enoch the seventh descendant in Adam’s lineages through Seth, was translated to heaven. Conversely, Lamech the seventh descendant in Adam’s lineage through Cain, remained on earth and lamented that his descendants would now have to wait “Seventy and Sevenfold” generations for redemption.  It was the greatest historical disclosure of all time that was foretelling the plan of redemption through the birth of Jesus Christ who was wending His way through concealed lineages and generations.

If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.” (Gen. 4:24). 

These words found expression again ages later when Jesus prophetically declared to Peter this “Seventy and Sevenfold” mystery and the importance of forgiving – not only “Seven Times” but as many as “Seventy Times Seven!

“Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. “ (Mat.18:21-35)

Part two follows….

The Lord’s Planting

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“And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.” (Gen. 1:29)

Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible through the word of God which lives and abides forever. (1 Pet. 1:22-23)

In a vision this morning two vibrant green Christmas trees standing side by side were shown. Both were beautifully decorated, adorned with lights and topped with a star. 

From a biblical perspective, trees often metaphorically represent Believers of righteousness.  And because Christmas trees are symbolically used to celebrate the Holy-Spirit conceived birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, it was immediately understood that these two represented Holy Spirit born-again Believers. Two Believers into whose hearts the Lord Himself has sown the incorruptible seed – the unadulterated Word of GOD!

These trees have grown out of the world amidst many storms and tempestuous beating winds  – they have survived the outside elements of worldly traps, enticements and allurements! After much travail they have overcome, they have prevailed and have been found worthy! They are enveloped -streamed – with revelations of the Lord’s Light and of the Holy Spirit’s truth. They are crowned with a Star which makes them offspring of the great Morning Star, Jesus Christ!  Because they are aligned with the supreme Head which is Christ, they are anointed with His authority. And because they are coniferous trees their leaves will not fade; that is to say, their ongoing work will be used for the healing of nations!  The fruit of their work are cones containing self-propagating seeds (the Word). As witnesses for and co-laborers with GOD, their gifts will help fertilize and bless other hearts with the Word. Their work will help produce more trees of righteousness in the harvest fields of this darkened world! Importantly, their missions are not based on self-serving agendas, it will be all about glorifying GOD! Here come Pillars in the Temple of the Lord!

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“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified (Isaiah 61:3).

(Significantly, both trees hovered above in the air in a western direction. They appear to be positioned in North America where, indeed, coniferous trees grow abundantly.)

Praise GOD and thank you Lord Jesus Christ, Blessed and most Holy Sower of human hearts, Awesome Son of Light and Bright Morning Star! ~

Keep the Faith in the Lord’s finished works, it germinates seeds to grow into trees of righteousness – the planting of the Lord!

Suzanne

Following “I Am”

After having prayed for guidance this morning, the following Words of Knowledge were spoken: (1 Cor. 12:8)

“I Am In Front Of You.

These Words – originally spoken to the chosen people during ancient times – are reverberating through space and time to faithful Believers!

And the LORD, He is the One who goes before you (in front of you) He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”  (Deut. 31:8)

Wherever you are in the world today and whatever work or challenges you are facing or will be facing, do not be anxious nor worried. Instead mindfully draw on your faith, heartily place your trust in the Lord and believe that He will “Help You” (Spoken Words). Though He cannot be seen with physical eyes He is in us, He is in front of us and He is guiding us in all of our ways.

” ‘I Am’ In Front Of You”

 Jesus said:  “….I am with you always, even unto the end of the age.” (Mat. 28:20)

“Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was (born), I Am.” (Jn. 8:58)

“And the LORD went before them (in front of them) in a pillar of cloud to guide their way by day, and in a pillar of fire to give them light by night, so that they could travel by day or night.” (Ex. 13:21)

I am hearing: “Friend (Jn. 15:13-16)

Thank you Lord God Jesus Christ, great I AM, for leading the way. We acknowledge all the glory and the utmost honor that is bestowed upon you, most precious and most holy First Begotten Son of the FATHER. Praise be to GOD our FATHER in the highest for You. Your Love is immeasurable. ~

Keep the Faith…..the Great “I Am” is leading His Friends.

Suzanne

Occupy Till I Come

“For You are my lamp, O Lord; And the Lord illumines my darkness.” (2 Sam. 22:29)

“For it is you who lights my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness.” (Ps. 18:28)

Early this morning in a vision a clear glass of water appeared on one of my bedroom nightstands along with a cross and a lit salt lamp.  They were amazingly positioned.  The glass of water was placed on top of my bibles. The Cross was transposed on top of my crystal lamp. And the salt lamp was transposed on top of my radio/alarm clock.

Water represents the essence and operations of the most Holy Spirit available only through our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.  The glass of water resting on the bibles means that it is the Holy Spirit who fills and refills Believers with the understanding of biblical truths.  In turn, it behooves Believers to also share this water of truth with others who thirst.

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“For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.” (Mat. 9:41)

The Cross represents the Lord’s finished work of redemption and so, so much more! It was transposed on top of the crystal lamp because it metaphorically represents the great and awesome Light of the world – Jesus Christ – who illuminates Believers.

Salt from a biblical perspective represents: a preservative, a disinfectant, a remedy; something of value, fidelity, permanency, loyalty, and purification.  It follows that the illuminated salt lamp is indicative of a faithful Believer who reflects the indwelling Holy Spirit and Light of the Lord – the crystal lamp. These enlightened Believers are, again and in turn, called to witness this remedial Light (truth) with others who are spiritually, physically and emotionally ailing.  

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The radio/alarm clock – a means of communication by electromagnetic frequency – symbolizes the transmission and reception of the Lord’s Holy-Spirit inspired Word to “His People”. (Spoken Words)

Altogether, this vision displays the importance of recognizing that the good Lord calls, salts and equips Believers to live a sanctified life that is preserved and set apart from this darkened generation.  Very importantly, it also symbolically conveys that all faithful and loyal Believers are likened to salted lamps called to preach His Word and share His Light in fulfillment of ‘The Great Commission’.

I am hearing: Occupy

“And He (Jesus) said therefore, A certain Nobleman (speaking of Himself) went into a far country to receive for Himself a kingdom, and to return. And He called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds (talents, gifts, blessings) and said unto them, Occupy till I come. (Lk. 9:12-13)

Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” (Lk. 24:44-49)

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  (Mat. 5:13-16)

Our King, heavenly High Priest, Beloved Savior and Lord Jesus Christ amazingly qualifies His people for ministerial work. I am encouraging Believers not to let their god-given talents, blessings and gifts go to waste – let your beautiful Lights shine!

We are called to keep the Faith and “Occupy” so the Lord’s work can be multiplied on earth. ‘Occupy Till He Comes!’

To GOD our FATHER of Lights be all the praise and glory in the most honorable Name of our gloriously-risen Lord Jesus Christ ~

Suzanne

A Raptured Rabbi

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jer. 33:3)

Yesterday while listening to a Messianic Rabbi speaking on topics relating to the end times and the rapture, the following vision was shown:

As he was ministering the Word – at this point specifically on the subject of the rapture – I suddenly saw him shoot straight up into the air.  His face and head were visible but his body looked like the strong and bright emission of a rocket that was projecting into space.  His body from the neck down was bright white and like an explosive cloud.  The vision stunned me because I was not expecting to see that – even after all these years some visions are still surprising. 

Scriptures teach us that the Holy Spirit has been appointed to show us things to come. This was the case with this vision. (Jn. 16:13)  It appears that this Rabbi will be among one of those who will be “taken up” or “raptured”.   It is also possible that as a Jew, he symbolizes those who are redeemed in Israel at the time of the first resurrection. His body was shown transformed as a bright white cloud because it fits the description that when we see the Lord, we shall be like Him. (1 Jn.3:2) Like One who comes in the brightness of the clouds of heaven. (Acts 1:9-11; Mk. 13:26) That is to say, the clouds are indicative of His glorious incorruptible body.  The Rabbi’s head was visible because it symbolizes that he has the Mind of Christ and His authority is over him. Something that my Spirit recognized – it was a case of Spirit bearing witness with Spirit.

I am briefly summarizing this Rabbi’s belief on the subject which might irritate, frustrate and perhaps even anger some Believers.  (The rapture is a subject that has this effect on some people.) 

The point of contention among so many Believers is the timing of this phenomenal event.  Will faithful Believers be taken up before the tribulations, during the middle of the tribulations or after the tribulations?  Consider the following verses as it relates to this unprecedented period also known as Jacob’s time of trouble:

“But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!  And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter. For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.”  (Mk.13:20)

This verse suggests that for the days to be shortened, the tribulations must already be in progress.  The Rabbi further taught that there will be 21 judgements contained in the 7 seals, 7 trumpets and 7 bowls.  But scriptures teach that the incorruptible transformation happens when “the rapture” takes place at the last trumpet which is the 7th trumpet; a time before the great bowls of wrath are poured on earth:

“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep (be physically dead) but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” (1 Cor 15:50-56)

In brief, the Rabbi believes in a mid-tribulation rapture.  That the redeemed Church will be on earth for a period of time during the tribulations and before the bowls of wrath are poured out – a period of intense tribulation – is supported in scriptures.  And in the same manner that the chosen people were protected by the blood of the lamb when the Angel of Death passed over Egypt (the world); so it will be for the true faithful who are in blood covenant with the Lamb, Jesus Christ, during that shortened time.   (Some others will succumb to cataclysms or be martyred for the Faith and is the subject of another message.)

There will be a taking away; scriptures leave no doubt about that. Everyone must determine for himself/herself the timing by studying the Word.  We have the most wonderful and revealing sacred tool at our disposal: the Holy Bible.  We also have the Holy Spirit who opens our understanding and shows us things to come. And yet it behooves us to keep in mind that – regardless of the timing of the rapture – every day on earth could be our last one.  None of us are guaranteed to wake up tomorrow morning or see the end of that day.  Faithful Believers are called to be prepared at all times and live in the Spirit on a daily basis.  As Jesus would say, take no care for tomorrow because today is sufficient unto itself!  Have faith that GOD has it all under control.

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Quite a vision!  Praise be to GOD and thank you Lord Jesus Christ for loving us so much. Thank you GOD our FATHER for sending your Holy Spirit who shows us things to come. ~

Keep the Faith, it keeps all who are His,

Suzanne

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