“Thou hast provided for me all things pertaining both to life and godliness, all things requisite both for body and soul, for time and eternity.” (1 Pet. 1:3)
During prayer this morning I asked the Lord if He had a message for His Church. The vision that followed points to this current prophetic time period when the Word of GOD is being witnessed around the world before the end comes.
In this vision two identical bright silver lamps were shown on my living-room glass table which is positioned against a wall. They were completely silver including their lampshades. They were shown on the right side of a taller Lamp which, in real life, already stands on this table. On the left side of all three lamps manifested colorful fruit. And significantly on the wall beside the fruit is – in real life – a recently mounted picture of large green leaves which includes palm leaves.
The Holy Spirit reveals GOD’s truth in amazingly meaningful ways when considering the interpretation of this vision. In brief, the vision conveys that like-minded Believers are being gathered and paired – there is strength in numbers and together their lights shine brighter! As two identical silver lamps, they represent latter-day Witnesses who are fired up by the same Holy Spirit to speak the Word of GOD. (Ps. 12:6; Zech.13:9; Ps.18:28) I am hearing “Certain” in a particular language; in the English language it means “Definite”. That is to say, there is no doubt about their identity and mission. They have passed through the purging fire that separates the silver from the dross. It follows that as “faithful” Believers, they are presented with a table of abundance because they persevered against extreme odds. They are blessed with the fruit of the Holy Spirit which also includes His gifts. (Gal. 5:22-23; 1 Cor. 12:4-11) It bears noting that the fruit were shown transposed on top of two candlesticks that – in real life – already stand on the table next to the leaves displayed on the wall. It means that their works (fruit and leaves) will help feed, heal and illuminate a darkened world with the word of salvation and the uplifting news of the New Kingdom. (Ez. 47:12; Rev. 22:2)
More than two thousand years ago, Jesus sent His disciples out two-by-two to preach the gospel and cast out impure spirits. So it is that the Spirit of the Lord is once again pairing faithful Witnesses to preach His Word and to cast out the impurities that beset unbelievers and Believers alike. As recounted in the Gospel of Luke, the pairing of the Witnesses was for the express purpose of preparing a city and place where the Lord was about to visit. In similarity, the works of these Witnesses will help prepare the way for His coming. Notwithstanding that where two or three faithful ones are gathered together in His name, the Lord manifests Himself in the middle of them [symbolized with the taller Lamp positioned in the middle of the two silver lamps, fruit and leaves. ] (Mat. 18:20) Clearly, GOD is intensifying HIS latter-day work of restoration, healing and salvation through this particular company of called out Witnesses.
“And He called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits.” (Mk. 6:7)
“After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.” (Lk. 10:1)
“But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” (Mat. 24:13-14)
I am encouraging all who have been called to witness to keep resting and persevering in the Lord’s Light even though the odds and obstacles might sometimes appear insurmountable. Much is expected out of whom much is – and will be – given.
Keep the Faith in the Lord’s finished works – it gives rest, strength and light to all who believe and who are called to witness. Visible signs and wonders are made manifest in His awesome Light – believe in the works that make the miraculous possible!
Praise GOD the FATHER through HIS glorified Son, our Lord God Jesus Christ.
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