Be blessed by the Word…
Be blessed by the Word…
“No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.” (Jn.15:15)
I was intending on making this message short this morning but I am hearing that it should be “LONGER”. It is a topic that the Lord through the Holy Spirit wants to make known and to be understood.
For the past while the word “FRIEND” has been spoken. This Word of Knowledge first began to be spoken when I lived in the state of New York for almost twenty years. It was a time I refer to as my personal Exodus. But because of my lack of scriptural knowledge at that time, I did not fully understand its meaning nor application. Then one day a fuller sentence was Spoken: “FRIENDS OF JESUS DIE FOR HIM”. Consider the following verses:
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Gal. 2:20)
“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?” (Rom. 6:3)
“So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.” (Rom. 6:11)
“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Lk. 9:23)
“And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. “ (Gal. 5:24)
“But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” (Gal. 6:14)
“I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day!” (1 Cor. 15:31)
“He must increase, but I must decrease.” (Jn. 3:30)
The flesh that encapsulates the soul and the spirit can die hard and it can die long when it leaves Egypt (the world). But die it must to finally arrive at the promised land of genuine blessings and restoration. Yet even after having arrived into the promised land following a personal arduous trek in the wilderness, a faithful Believer is still called to exercise caution at the risk of becoming lackadaisical in understanding and falling out of friendship with the Lord. Feeling as though he or she might have gone through the worse of it, they might have built up a certain sense of strength in self.
Consider the great Joshua and the 12 tribes who, after having arrived in the promised land, were on track to drive out all the Canaanite enemies as commanded by the Lord. Yet because Joshua failed to seek the Lord’s guidance and approval, this great man of GOD was deceived into making a false covenant with the Gibeonites who were in fact Canaanite neighbors. (Josh. 9:13) It appears that Joshua trusted in his own strength which caused a big setback for him and the chosen people. The life lesson in this story is that we are called to first seek the Lord and His Word for guidance at the risk of making decisions that incur bondage. I am hearing: “trap”. Despite his great standing with the Lord, Joshuah was still a man on earth – we now have the risen Lord Jesus Christ leading the way! By remaining in true Covenant with Him, we are His friends. By remaining in a close relationship with Him, we learn to lean on His Strength, His Wisdom and the Word for guidance in all things on a “Daily” basis.
A friendhip is a two way relationship. It follows that the trustworthy Son of GOD will make things known to His friends so they can avoid subtle and crafty entrapments. And if per se we still make wrongful decisions that harbor bondage and entrapments of any kind, the Lord is faithful to redirect the course of a sincere Believer who turns to Him for guidance. The Lord Jesus Christ does not want His people snared and trapped; He wants them free and He wants them blessed as they venture further into the promised land. He also wants to make friends on this journey! And what better Friend to have than Jesus the glorified Son of GOD. With Him we have a best Friend and a faithful Counselor for Life! If you have gotten off track; pick up the cross and prayerfully and trustingly follow Him – He will certainly guide you.
“But watch yourselves, or your hearts will be weighed down by dissipation, drunkenness, and the worries of life—and that day will spring upon you suddenly like a snare. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the earth. So keep watch at all times, and pray that you may have the strength to escape all that is about to happen and to stand before the Son of Man.”…(Lk. 21:34-36; Eccls. 9:12)
“FRIENDS OF JESUS DIE FOR HIM.”
Keep the Faith, Suzanne
“You have a mighty arm; strong is your hand, high your right hand.” (Ps. 89:13)
This morning I was shown stones being piled up. They were different looking stones. Although earthy in color, they were smooth and round with no jagged edges; they all looked the same. As they were being piled up side-by-side, the height appeared to be increasing. As I looked at these, I thought perhaps a wall or a foundation was being built. Suddenly, I heard myself prayerfully ask: “What Are These Stones?” Immediately a response was spoken: “THEY ARE FROM THE RIVER”.
It was immediately understood that these stones symbolically represented the 12 stones of Israel which Joshua Son of Nun took from the River Jordan and erected as a monument at Camp Gilgal. (Joshua Chapter 4) And because there were more than 12 stones in the vision; it was understood that they symbolized all the chosen ones of the 12 tribes – those who crossed the river with Joshua. While watching a video this morning on the subject, the narrator quoted a biblical verse that instantly caught my attention:
“Now the people came up from the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they camped in Gilgal on the east border of Jericho. And those twelve stones which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up in Gilgal. Then he spoke to the children of Israel, saying: “When your children ask their fathers in time to come, (in the future) saying, ‘What are these stones?’ then you shall let your children know, saying, ‘Israel crossed over this Jordan on dry land’ for the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed over, that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.” (Josh 4:20-24 NKJV) The miracles of antiquity are to be related again and again (in time to come). Past miracles provide Believers with faith for the present “Now” and the future. (Summarized from The Expositor Bible). Cf. Hebrews Chapter 11. What GOD has in store now and for coming days will be just as monumental and awesome!
In comformity with GOD’s declaration from thousands of years ago, the question was, indeed, unknowingly posed by a daughter all the way up from Canada: “What are these stones?” The answer was given and understood. They are GOD’s chosen people who had crossed over into the Promised Land. The Mighty Hand of the Lord dried up the River Jordan and parted the Red Sea, against all odds, for His chosen ones so they could escape the enemy and arrive at their destination. A land that was given to them by GOD. And HE wants HIS people and everyone on earth to know, to remember and never forget, the power and even the reverential fear associated with HIS mighty Hand! The vision, the written Word, Words of Knowledge and the Holy Spirit all testify of this awesome undertaking! Praise GOD our FATHER and thank you Lord God Jesus Christ!
After the vision, I was shown a large blue storage box containing clothes. The interpretation is found in the following verses; it is certain that GOD is moving or is about to move things according to HIS plan!
“Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me (walls made of stone). Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee. Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee (new clothing) with them all, as with an ornament (jewels/stones), and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth. For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away. (Is. 49:16-19)
The Hand of the Lord is mighty and strong and the names of the faithful are graven on those holy palms. Palms that had been sacrificially pierced on earth with the Blood of the New Covenant. The clothes packed in the blue storage box symbolizes that GOD will prophetically clothe a new Israel. Old garments will be put away and new garments of salvation and righteousness will be given. HE will protectively draw, move and unify hidden and redeemed Jews and Gentiles together as One in HIM through HIS Son. No one can accomplish this herculean feat without GOD’s guidance at the risk of gathering “False” stones and building temple walls, foundations or monuments in delusion. Only the Right Hand of GOD can accomplish this.
GOD has great plans for HIS people as knew the faithful Abraham who awaited the promise of a new land – a heavenly country and city. (Heb. 11:8-16; Phil. 3:20) A place that will be established on 12 foundational stones that bear the names of Jesus’ 12 New Covenant Apostles. Yes, HE has great plans waiting in the wings for His faithful ones! Follow the way the Lord made passable into the promised land today. GOD can do this for you. Believe and trust HIM in everything – nothing is impossible. HE is our Leader, HE is our strength and HE is monumental! HE is GOD!
So much more could be said about this subject but I will refrain from adding more at the risk of deviating from the essence of the vision.
Keep the Faith, it moves mountains!
Last week in a vision a beautiful necklace was shown. This piece of fine jewelry was made of blue sapphire stones interlaced and encased together with gold. The stones reflected Light and rested on a book. The Word BLESSINGS was written on its cover.
The sapphire is biblically recognized as a precious stone. It is set in the jeweled breastplate of the High Priest. It is the deep color of the expanse and it is seen in the precious-stone foundations of the New Jerusalem. Additionally, the vision led me to the following verses this morning:
“As for the earth, out of it comes bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire. The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it has dust of gold. There is a path which no fowl knows, and which the vulture’s eye has not seen.“ (Job. 28:5-7)
Jesus Christ – our heavenly High Priest – is the “Bread” from heaven that sends to earth the fire of the Holy Spirit. (Mat. 3:11-12) Those who abide in Him and who persist through the purging fire of the holy baptism of the Spirit will be like jewels; like stones of BLESSINGS! No one that defiles, including fallen powers and principalities of the air, can enter this way nor understand it. It is the narrow pathway of salvation the Lord Jesus Christ made passable for all Believers through the fire: His burning sacrifice on the Cross. It is the pathway of death and resurrection – the pathway of blessings!
According to Prophet Malachi, precious jewels will be selected and spared before the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
“They shall be Mine, says the LORD of hosts, on that day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.” (Mal. 3:17)
Different visions involving jewelry made of precious stones have been previously shown and it appears to point to the imminent timing of His return; yet a time known only to the FATHER. Recently, it was revealed through Words of Knowledge that the sealing has already begun. In combination with visions and scriptures, it is understood that our precious and honoured Lord of glory has and is already selecting His jewels! According to Isaiah 61:10, they are ornaments that will adorn His Bridegroom (and heavenly High Priestly) garment, A garment that fits over His Body; a Body that is further defined as the redeemed Church. (1 Cor.12:27;1 Cor.12:12; Col.1:18-24). Although Malachi’s specialty jewelry is identified as the sons of Jacob; it also includes the grafted Church that will form part of Israel’s new commonwealth – a new Kingdom on a new earth. ( Is. 49:18 61:9; Rom.11)
Before the Crucifixion Jesus prayerfully affirmed the desire of having the disciples be His – be Mine – as much as they belonged to the FATHER. A request that echoes Malachi 3:17’s prophecy of the spared jewels: “They shall be Mine….” He revealing affirmed the desire that they may be protected from the world, filled with joy and witness His glory in heaven. The grafted and redeemed Church is included in this prayer and is revealed when He requested that others who believe in Him would also be One in Him. (Jn. 17:6-26). This state of Oneness and togetherness is symbolically discerned in this necklace of stranded saphire stones interlaced with gold. That is to say they will be selected overcomers ‘blessed’ to sit in Oneness with GOD and the Son on heaven’s throne. A throne having the appearance of ‘sapphire.’ Indeed, those who belong to Jesus Christ and the FATHER will behold His glory in fulfillment of His prayerful request:
“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. (Jn. 17:24)
“And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. (Eze. 1:26)
“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” (Rev. 3:21)
The times are testing many and many faithful ones are presently feeling that they are falling short on blessings. But be greatly encouraged! GOD blesses and will continue to bless HIS people when and as HE sees fit in accordance with HIS Word. Yet the greatest blessings of all await faithful overcomers and Servants when the Lamb’s Book will be opened! Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord! I am hearing the Word “PATIENT“. (Rom. 8:25)
It is amazing what a beaded strand of precious sapphires interlaced together in gold can reveal! It cannot be attributed to anything else but the operation of the Holy Spirit of Truth assigned to show us all things to come! (Jn. 16:13)
Recommended Reading: The Book of Malachi and John chapter 17
We are witnessing awesome prophetic times!
Keep the Faith, Suzanne
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand. (Ps. 37:23-24)
Recently in visions, I have been shown writing pens. Later, eyeglasses (I am hearing: “More Than One Pair”) were shown sitting on top of a bunch of running shoes.
Because I have been instructed to “Speak Suzanne”, the pens were immediately recognized as a call to write the vision so that all who read it (eyeglasses) can run in victory (running shoes)!
“I will stand my watch. And set myself on the rampart, And watch to see what He will say to me, And what I will answer when I am corrected. Then the Lord answered me and said to me: “Write the vision. And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.” (Hab. 2:1-5)
Most importantly and on another level, the vision also conveys that Believers – all of us – are called to examine our consciences so that we can walk in the heights of the Spirit instead of walking in the lowly valleys of the flesh. (Gal. 5:16-25; Rom.8:9-11) To sum it up, the vision is a call to walk in the redeeming footsteps the Lord has imprinted in our New Covenant hearts and minds. And just as Jesus walked this earth in fulfillment of His earthly mission, so it is that called-out Believers also have earthly missions to walk through and fulfill. Missions the enemy knows he can hamper and destroy if we are out of step with the Lord.
At the risk of generalizing or marginalizing one’s walk, it bears noting that many faithful ones will still encounter difficult situations, conditions, attacks and traps. In this fallen world there are personal, unique and difficult crosses we are called to bear and to walk through – to be sure. And outside influences fuelled by fallen powers and principalities of the air can knock us out of balance and trip our walk. It precariously positions Believers in the enemy’s dark crosshairs. When this happens, our ever-loving Lord will intervene in different ways so long as we continually and faithfully abide in His Word and Holy Spirit. He will empower His people with amazing Faith, Resilience, Strength and Wisdom to follow and walk in His footsteps; the footsteps of the One who bore the greatest Cross of all and for all! The walk can be very difficult and “Challenging” but it helps greatly to remember that through grace the Lord’s strength is made perfect in our weaknesses. (2 Cor. 12:9-11)
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mat. 16:24-26)
It also bears noting that there are also crosses – burdens – that are not ours to pick up and carry. Again, this positions well-intentioned Believers in the clever ruses of the enemy’s dark crosshairs. But so long as Believers continue to seek the Lord, He will warn and empower them with the Word and the Holy Spirit to discern their position, situation and circumstances. Although these foster painful lessons to learn, there is still profitable gain in the acquired knowledge and understanding of these experiences.
More than ever the enemy is rallying his forces of darkness to trip and trap the faithful Believer. Whatever you might be confronting and experiencing today, GOD through the Word and the Holy Spirit is calling HIS people to introspectively and prayerfully examine – to take stock of – their walk so they can effectively fulfill their missions. GOD is ever faithful and loving – HE will “Guide” us and “Open the Door” for us to not only walk through rough patches but to run through them! Draw with faith from that wellspring of “Power” and “Love” that was activated at Calvary and lives in you! (Spoken Words) Be strengthened and encouraged in the Lord today – you are running the race of life! Go!! Angels are standing by like cheerleaders on the sidelines joyfully and encouragingly cheering you on! (But that is a message for another day). 🙂
Praise be to GOD in the precious name of our Lord and God Jesus Christ for not giving up on us. With thanksgiving to you most Holy One for empowering us to walk in victory and run the race that is set before us. For upholding us with your powerful Hand. All honour and glory belongs to you forever and ever.
Keep the Faith always, Suzanne
A few mornings ago while I was lying in bed, a beautiful large Cross of bright white Light hovered horizontally above me. The Cross was designed larger at the 4 points. It was immediately recognized as the “Victoria Cross”.
This Cross was seen before but I had never taken the time to fully understand its significance in the natural until this morning. The Victoria Cross – although its significance was amended over the years – is a medal of honor awarded for “the most conspicuous bravery, a daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice or extreme devotion to duty, in the presence of the enemy”. It is the highest esteemed medal of the United Kingdom Honours’ System that is also awarded to commonwealth countries. It bears noting that the United States of America also has a similar system of honors for its people in service (and civilians) in recognition of “extraordinary heroism.”
Interestingly, the Victoria Cross is imprinted with the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, a Crown and words that read: “Pro Valore” (For Valor). As the apex of the Canadian System of Honours, the Victoria Cross is to be worn before all other Canadian decoration and insignia of orders. (Source: Wikipedia)
Much could be said about the Victoria Cross in the natural. But this vision was conveying a “Deeper” (Spoken word) message. The Cross primarily symbolizes Jesus’ Cross of Redemption. He is the One who pre-eminently and bravely battled and defeated the enemy in devotion to our FATHER and at the sacrifice of Himself. And even though Jesus gained victory over the enemy, He still instructed His followers to pick up their crosses daily and follow Him. Bearing this in mind, it can be said that the crowned King and Lion of the Tribe of Judah is now symbolically awarding Victoria Crosses (Medals of Honor) and Crowns of Life to those who overcome. That is to say that all battles won on this earth are works that are recognized in heaven and registered in the Lamb’s Book of Life. It follows that those who overcome – from all nations – will form part of GOD’s New Kingdom that is presently under construction on earth and in heaven!
To those of you who are battling on this side of eternity – and in the spiritual realms – do not give up! Keep on going! The battle is fierce because Satan knows that his time is drawing short and he has extreme wrath. Fight the good fight in devotion to GOD and in sacrifice of self (picking up the Cross). Yield that Sword (WORD), secure that Helmet of Salvation, grip that Shield of Faith and notch up that Belt of Truth! The good fight is never in vain and is never for nought. Let us never forget that Christ lives in us and that makes us so much stronger than the enemy; stronger than we might realize. Faithful Believers are a threat to the kingdom of darkness; the fallen ones know this but sometimes GOD’s people fail to recognize this truth!
Battles are won but the war is not over yet until Satan is put away in accordance with biblical prophecies. Much is looming on the horizon as revealed in visions and through Words of Knowledge: there will be hardship, there will be weeping, there will be sorrow and there will be poverty. No matter – it is time to shake the dust off from the last battle, lift up our heads and square our shoulders with continued faith and belief. And to continue encouraging one another in knowing that what happens on the outside is temporal at best because the best is yet to come!
Faithful Believers, you are extremely valued as His Warriors of Valor!
The following photo has inspired me for years; hopefully it will encourage all who are battling on the front lines today!
“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” (Rom. 8:11)
Keep the Faith Always, Suzanne
A critically important message for the Church:
I watched a youtube channel the other day in which the Lord was spoken about as though He were nothing more than a very casual acquaintance at best. There was such a lack of respect towards Jesus Christ that the channel was turned off immediately.
“HONOUR MY SON” (Spoken Words)
“That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. (Jn. 5:23)
After having prayed the following words yesterday: “Thank you Jesus for suffering for us, the following two words of knowledge were spoken: “WITH YOU. “Thank you Jesus for sacrificially dying for us, the following two words of knowledge were also spoken: “FOR YOU.”
This is probably one of the most important messages ever written on this blog. In these spoken words, the Holy Spirit is calling the Church to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the living Son of the living GOD! HE wants me, HE wants you, HE wants everyone to know that when you suffer, GOD’s Son suffered right along with you more than two thousand years ago when He hung on that dreadful Cross of Redemption. The human mind and heart will never be able – at least not on this side of eternity – to completely comprehend the profound burden of love Jesus took to the Cross on our behalf. The Holy Spirit also wants everyone in the Church to know that Jesus first died for you when you were dead in your trespasses and you died to self so that you can have life more abundant and life eternal.
After having been told to take time in silence, I was instructed that He wants me, He wants you, He wants everyone to “HEAR IT” (Spoken Words). GOD is calling HIS Church to have “RESPECT” and “HONOUR” (more Spoken Words) for HIS Beloved Son. To honor the Son is to honor GOD who sent Him!
The Holy Spirit is glorifying Jesus Christ in this message; it profoundly behooves us to acknowledge His glory and to honour Him. To those of you who have a platform – small or great – in ministry, know that you are influencing nations. It is a critical responsibility that will require critical accountability. “HONOUR MY SON”. (Ps. 2:12)
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. *He will glorify Me* for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.” (Jn. 16:12-15)
These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may also glorify thee.. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (Jn. 17:3)
I am hearing: AMERICA. Although this message is directed to all Believers and non-Believers who are called, AMERICA in particular is being singled out. All are called to “HEAR IT” and to “LIVE IT”. Honor the Son! “HONOR MY SON“.
With praises and thanksgiving to GOD the FATHER, through HIS Holy Spirit, for this message. Thank you dearest, most holy Lord God Jesus Christ and all honour to You precious Son of the living GOD for all that you have done and continue to do. Glory belongs to you in GOD our Father! Thank you for loving me, for loving us, so much.
Keep the Faith,
In a vision last week, an unleavened corn wafer imprinted with a blood-red cross was shown. In real life, a box containing the same flat corn wafers had been previously purchased. The primary interpretation was posted in the previous message entitled: “Bread of Life”. But another significant revelation was shown. On the box is also written in a foreign language a word that means: “salted corn” which also means”salted grain.” Again, this refers to the grain offering in Leviticus which always had to be salted. (Lev. 2:13) Although the offering primarily points to Jesus, it also points to a particular latter-day – sealed – New Covenant people who are completely devoted to the Lord and Him Crucified. Significantly, what remained of the salted grain offering was partaken by priests; in this is seen the concealed origin, symbolic revelation and role of this elect latter-day company. (Lev.2:3) The idiom ‘you are what you eat’ applies here. It identifies them as a grain offering, as firstfruits and as priests for a specific future time. Consider that corn which is a grain is also a fruit!
Corn is a seed derived from the flower/ovary of the corn plant,” he says, “so is technically a fruit.” More specifically, corn is a caryopsis, which is a type of fruit in which the seed coat is tightly fused with the pericarp (that’s the fleshy bit, like the part of a peach that you eat) (Source: Popular Science)
In order to understand these firstfruits, it needs to be considered that two questions had been prayerfully posed regarding the 144,000 sealed elect and the 24 elders.
The questions that begged to be answered was the timing of the 144,000 and whether or not the 24 elders formed part of this elect and sealed company. It was brought to prayer because the answers could not be resolved. In accordance with the tenets of the New Covenant, the Holy Spirit answered those questions in an amazing way even before it was asked on a simple box of unleavened bread. (Is.65:24; Jn.16:23)
Following the vision, I searched the writings on the box of unleavened breads for more revelations. Almost instantaneously I noticed that the unit of measurement totalled 144 grams and it contained 24 unleavened breads that were composed of 4 different ingredients. These three numbers together (144, 24 and 4) were not in any way coincidental:
“Then the four living creatures said, Amen. And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshipped Him who lives forever and ever.” (Rev. 5:14)
“After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back its four winds so that no wind would blow on land or sea or on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, with the seal of the living God. And he called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or sea or trees until we have sealed the foreheads of the servants of our God.” And I heard the number of those who were sealed, 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.” (Rev. 7:1-4)…………“All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God…. (Rev. 7:11)
The open box of salted, unleavened, oven-baked breads suggests that the sealing of the 144,000 is now taking place or is about to take place. I am hearing that it will “Happen”. The unit of measurement of 144 grams and 24 unleavened breads, together, appeared to suggest that the 24 elders will be spirit-filled Believers who will form part of the 144,000 and who will be exempt from the great white throne judgement. (Jn. 5:24-29) And because the 24 elders are already in heaven at the time of the sealing of the 144,000, it can be said that they are presealed Believers who will also come out of the twelve tribes. But I still needed scriptural confirmation that the 24 elders were, in fact, part of the 144,000. Then the answer boomed out of hallowed pages!
The 24 elders are assigned to sing a new song. And Revelation Chapter 14 teaches that no one can sing that new song but the redeemed 144,000 sealed ones! A worshipping, holy song of gratitude proving that they are blood-bought and that they will reign on earth as God’s Priests and Kings (Rev. 5:10) I had found my missing scriptural link!
“Now when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp and golden bowls full of incense which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song saying: Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. (Rev. 5:9-10)
(Because angels are instructed to hold the elements at the four corners of the earth before the sealing takes place, it follows that those who are sealed will be located, indeed, at the four corners of the earth and redeemed from kindreds of people – including those who have been grafted in Israel’s new commonwealth. (Rev. 7:1-4) )
“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” (Rev. 14:2-5)
Although much more can be written about these 144,000 sealed elect, this writer remains within the bounds of the questions posed at the risk of adding or taking away from the Book of Revelation. (Revelation 22:18-29) It bears noting that an untold multitude of faithful Believers will also be sealed by the imprint of the Holy Spirit. (Eph. 4:30) But while many are called, fewer in comparison will be chosen to minister as God’s kings and priests on earth.
The 4 different ingredients listed on the box of unleavened bread further confirm that 4 living creatures – each having different faces – will be instrumental in carrying out GOD’s instructions of divine justice during these prophetic days (Rev. 15:7) The intricate rapport and connection between them and the 24 elders is clearly discerned in the Book of Revelation. (Rev. 4:4-9-10; 7:11; 14:3)
It appears that latter-day prophecies are opening up to confirm the reality of events that are prophesied to “Happen“. Perhaps sooner than we realize….the box has been opened!
Keep the Faith,
In a vision a few mornings ago, I was shown water abundantly pouring out of a silver faucet. It was recognized, from past experiences, that it was symbolic of the latter-day outpouring of the Spirit for the purposes of revealing the Lord’s Word. (Joel. 2:28) What followed next were multiple visions received through the Holy Spirit that, indeed, opened up the meaning of the Word. ( Prov. 1:23)
In one vision on Sunday morning, a thin, rectangular and flat piece of corn cracker wafer imprinted with a blood-red cross was shown. I had purchased a box of these unleavened, oven-baked breads a few days before. After the vision, I was moved to read the label on the box. On the label is a Word – an adjective – written in a different language. After searching for its translation, I discovered that it means: “healthy, well, not sick, in good health; sane, pure minded.” The meaning of the vision was immediately understood and it made me smile. It was recognized that the Holy Spirit was speaking to me in an unknown language and had guided me to find its interpretation.
It was revealing to find out that the word corn, was in fact, scripturally synonymous with the word grain:
‘The word “corn” does not appear in the New King James Version or the New American Standard Bible (NASB). Corn, as we today know it, is a highly bred grain developed from maize. It was first domesticated by ancient people in what is now called Central America (possibly in southern Mexico’s Tehuacan Valley) and is not known to have existed outside of the America’s until after Christopher Columbus and other Europeans came. The word “corn” does appear over a hundred times in the King James Version, because in old English it had a different meaning. At the time the King James Bible was translated, the word “corn” meant grain of any type. The English word “corn” came from the German and Old Norse word korn (meaning grain). (Source: Christiananswers.net)
Jesus Christ was symbolically concealed as the aromatic -sacrificial – grain offering in the Old Testament and later revealed as the Bread of Heaven in the New Testament. He was that kernel of grain who died and resurrected. (Lev. 2:9; Jn. 12:23-24; Jn. 6:50-51) The flat corn cracker – an unleavened bread (it has no yeast) – primarily symbolized the Lamb’s holy, sinless body and quickening Spirit (1 Cor. 5:6-7).The Cross very significantly represented the Lord’s sacrificial death and plan of redemption; whereas, the color red symbolized His life-giving blood. ( Lev.17:11; Mat. 26:28) In greater part, this vision conveys to the Church the importance of partaking of the Lord’s Spirit and His life-giving Word daily. (Jn. 6:63; Lk. 24:45) Our daily bread! Partaking of His bread is ingesting the Word, through the Holy Spirit, for a greater understanding of GOD’s plan of Justification, Sanctification and Glorification – the entire plan of Salvation! A plan that not only blesses us with eternal life but also brings health and purity to the body and mind, as confirmed in His Word and by the word on the box of flat breads. The Holy Spirit works in amazing ways!
But Jesus also instructs us in His Word to commemorate His death on the Cross often through the breaking of bread until He comes again. The Word written on the Box of flat corn breads, in combination with scriptures, confirm the importance of partaking of the breaking of the bread with reverence. Apostle Paul warns that those who eat the Lord’s body without examining their consciences become weak, sickly and even sleep (die). Although these instructions point to its physical meaning, they also apply to its spirit meaning. (1 Cor. 2:14) But GOD being ever loving always makes a way and corrects His sons and daughters, at times, through chastening and discipline to avoid condemnation. (1 Cor. 11:32)
“For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.” (1 Cor. 11:23-31)
This vision conveys the importance of understanding the New Covenant which is based on the sacrificial shedding of Jesus’ blood. It highlites the importance of understanding GOD’s complete plan of redemption through His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus died a terrible death for us all and to partake of His body unworthily sacrilegiously denigrates this most holy sacrificial act. There are redeeming, eternal and life-giving blessings associated with partaking of the Lord’s Body. But trials are also involved in this fallen world. On earth we will experience tribulation but be of good Cheer for the Lord has overcome for us! All are called to courageously pick up their own crosses daily and follow the One who hung on the Greater Cross of redemption.
I am hearing that the Lord loves His people. Praises and thanks be to GOD for loving us. And thank you Lord Jesus Christ for fulfilling your FATHER’s plan of redemption based on a love too immeasurable, too unfathomable and too profound for the human mind and heart to fully conceive. (1 Jn. 4:16)
The Holy Spirit revealed another intriguing and captivating layer of this vision and will be the subject of the next message.
We are so loved and so blessed.
Keep the Faith, Suzanne