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The Vision of Five Angels

5 Jul

by Samuel Doctorian

I came to the Island of Patmos on May 5, 1998. For several weeks, alone in a house, I was struggling to live by myself, and try to cook and do other things around the house. I tried to eat as little as possible. I spent my time in prayer and fasting. I found a little chapel next door, where nobody goes, called St. Nicola Chapel. I went there pouring my heart to God. On a hill next to the house I found a marvelous rock. I went often and sat on that rock, prayed, meditated, and read the Bible. Several times I went to the cave of John, where he saw the great revelation.

While meditating for one month in this solitary place, I thought, “I wonder if the Lord will ever send a tenth angel?” I had seen angels nine times before — In England; in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. I had seen an angel in Amman, Jordan, in Jerusalem. Another angel with his message had delivered a woman from being hanged in Upper Egypt. I saw the last angel, the ninth, in Beirut, in the midst of the war. The angel awakened me physically, 3:00 o’clock in the morning. He told me to get out of the country immediately. I am grateful to the Lord until today. I don’t know what would have happened to me if the angel had not come. Heaven will tell that one day. So here in Patmos I thought, I wonder if I would see an angel for the tenth time. There were times when I was alone in the house praying, I felt such presence, I wondered and asked the Lord if an angel was coming now. But it was not to be. One night I dreamt about an angel. It was tremendous. An angel told me to just fly in my dream. I felt is it possible? But an angel was telling me. I was on a high cliff and I really let go and was flying in the most beautiful way. I came down and landed just like having a parachute, peacefully. But that was a dream. That was not real. I wanted to see an angel, like the nine times before.

20th of June, 1998. 3:50 a.m., here in Patmos, suddenly my room was full of light. There are not lights around here. The house sits by itself at the end of a road, near a monastery. Of course, I wondered what this bright light was. And lo and behold, as I was wide awake, this was not a dream, I saw five beautiful angels. I saw their faces, perfect. Looking like human beings, but full of light. I saw their eyes, their face. Their hair was so beautiful. On my right side, there were two lovely angels. When I looked at the others, trembling, suddenly I saw the other three had wings. I had been asked many times, if the angels I had seen before had wings. I had decided the next time I would see an angel, I was going to ask the angel, if he had wings. Everybody was asking me. Other times when I had seen angels, I was so scared and trembling, I did not have the nerve to ask them if they had wings. Now I saw the three angels on my left side with wings, and the two on my right without wings. They all had hands. They had beautiful white robes all the way down to the floor. Very hard to describe with human words. I wondered why five angels had come. I was trembling, shaking. I wanted to cry, I couldn’t. The place was full of light. Suddenly the angel on my right side, the first one said, “We are five angels, from the five Continents.”

Just before I could see the tremendous revelations of the angels, in the Spirit, I was in a great meeting where a great multitude of people were present. They were God’s children, from many nationalities. I was on a platform, standing behind the pulpit. I was preaching in English. I had an interpreter on my left side. He had dark hair, gray suit. But I couldn’t remember to what language he was interpreting my message. I was prophesying. This was the prophecy:

  • “My church, you preach love, teach love, but you need to practice love, and to show love.
  • There is need of unity in my body, there are many divisions among you.
  • My Spirit will not move and work where there is no unity.
  • There is carnality in my church. Too much uncleanness in my church.
  • I desire and want holy people.
  • I died to make you holy.”

While prophesying, I’m trembling, I’m lost in the Spirit. My eyes are opened. I’m looking to the great multitude.

Suddenly I saw these five powerful, mighty, shining angels, totally in white, come towards me. I began to go backwards from the pulpit about three, four meters. I was going to fall down. I didn’t know what to do. I was wide awake, but in the spirit. Some power helped me not to fall.

As I was wondering what all this was, the angel on the right said, “We are here to give you messages of the five continents of the world.” The moment I heard that I could hear the multitude, the crowd, thousands of them, saying, “Oh, Oh, Oh…” I believe the multitude saw the angels also. And somehow the Lord revealed to me that the time is coming in many parts of the world where God is going to reveal Himself through the ministry of angels. It’s going to happen publicly, in churches. Thousands will see angels at one time. The Lord is witnessing that. Angels will be ministering to the Body, in these last days.

Suddenly the message started to come, “What you see and hear, tell it to the nations.” This was not something I should keep to myself. Even they accept it or not, I have to tell it to the nations.

The first angel, the farthest from me and to the right, said, “I have a message for all of Asia.” The moment he said that, in a split few seconds, I could see the whole of China, India; the whole of the Asian countries, like Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, North Korea, South Korea. I’ve never been to those countries.

I could see the Philippines and Japan. Down to Singapore, I saw Malaysia, and Indonesia. Then the angel showed me all of Papua New Guinea, and the whole of Iryan Jaya, Indonesia, and down to Australia and New Zealand. This was the message of the angel, to all that part of Asia, including Australia and New Zealand.

“I am the angel of China,” he said, “India, Australia.” In his hand I saw a tremendous trumpet, not a small one, but a long big one. He was going to blow it all over Asia. So whatever the angel said, it’s going to happen with the trumpet of the Lord, all over Asia. Millions are going to hear the mighty voice of the Lord. Then the angel said, “There shall be disasters, starvation, many will die from hunger. Strong winds will be loosened like never happened. A great part will be shaken and destroyed. Earthquakes all over will take place. The sea will cover the earth. The earth will fall in the sea. Great part of Australia will be shaken. Australia will be divided, destroyed. Great part will go under the ocean. Millions will die in China and in India. Nations will be against nations, brother against brother. Asians will fight each other. Nuclear weapons shall be used killing millions.” I heard the word ‘catastrophic’ used twice. “Financial crisis will come all over Asia. It will shake the world.” I was trembling while the angel was speaking.

Then he looked at me and smiled and said, “There shall be the greatest spiritual awakening. Bondages will be broken. Barriers will be removed. Millions in China, India, all over Asia will turn to Christ. In Australia there shall be tremendous revival.” Then I heard the angel of Asia say, “It is the last harvest.” I could hear the Spirit say, “I shall prepare my church for the return of Christ.”

The second angel had a sickle in his hand. I heard him say, “Harvest time has come in Israel, and all the countries all the way to Iran, all of Turkey and the Arab countries. Multitudes that have refused me, refused my message of love shall hate each other, shall kill one another, shall be destroyed.” I saw the angel raise the sickle and come down on all of the Middle East countries.

In few seconds I saw the whole of Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, Iraq, I was happy with the last few sentences of good news, after such judgment.

Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, and all of Asia Minor full of blood. I saw blood all over these countries. I saw fire, nuclear weapons used in many of those countries. Smoke rising from everywhere. Sudden destruction and men will destroy one another. I heard, “Israel, oh Israel, the great judgment has come.”

The angel said, “The chosen, the church, the remnant shall be purified. The Spirit of God shall prepare the children of God.” I saw fires and smoke rising to heaven. The angel said, “This is the final judgment. My church will be purified, protected and ready for the final day. Man will die from thirst. Water shall be scarce all over the Middle East. Rivers shall dry. Man will fight for water in the Middle East countries.” I saw the United Nations shall be broken to pieces because of the crisis in the Middle East. There shall be no more United Nations.

The angel with the sickle shall reap the harvest. In the presence of almighty God and what the angels were talking to me I was shivering, trembling. I wanted to cry, but I was not able to. I was so much lost to see what was happening.

I really was fascinated. I couldn’t have the courage to ask the third angel, who had wings, to open his wings. Suddenly this third angel opened his wings. I saw him fly over my room and in the spirit showed me the whole of Europe. I saw Europe from one end to the other. All the way from the North down to Spain and Portugal. He had a scale in his hand — a scale of measurement.

Whatever the meaning, the Lord will give it to us. I heard clearly the angel say, “I am grieved. I am grieved. I see unrighteousness, uncleanness, ungodliness all over Europe. Sin has risen to heaven. The Holy Spirit is grieved.” I saw the rivers of Europe flooding, covering millions of houses. Millions drowned. Suddenly I heard Earthquakes all over Europe. Countries that had no earthquakes before shall be shaken. Suddenly I saw the Eiffel Tower in Paris crumbling, falling down. Great part of Germany destroyed. Great city of London, destruction everywhere. I saw floods all over Scandinavia. I looked to the south of Europe. I saw Spain and Portugal passing through great hunger and great disasters. Many will die from hunger.

I cried and said, “Lord, what about your children?” The angel said, “I shall prepare them. They shall be looking for the appearing of the Lord. Many will cry to me those days and I will save them. I shall perform mighty miracles for them and show them my power.”

Then I saw the fourth angel fly all over Africa from Cairo to Cape Town. The angel of Africa had a sword in his hand. I heard him say, “Innocent blood has been shed. Divisions amongst the people. Generation far from the Lord. Thousands of people have killed each other. I’ve seen my faithful children in Africa. I shall reward all the faithful. I shall bless them abundantly.

I shall control the weather — such scorching, burning of the sun. Other parts flooding. Foundations shall be shaken, rivers shall dry, millions will die from starvations. My sword shall judge the unrighteous and the bloodthirsty. So many earthquakes shall happen. Rivers will flow in different directions.

Flooding of many villages.” God’s Judgment shall do it. I saw great pieces from stars falling from the sky upon Africa. The trembling of the earth shall be tremendous. Never happened since the creation. None shall escape the sword of the Lord.

I saw the Nile River drying, fishes dead, stinking all over Egypt. Great part of the middle of Africa shall be covered with water, millions drowned. “Lord,” I said, “It is all bad news, all destruction. Any good news?” The Lord said, “The final day has come. Judgment day is here. My love has been refused, now my anger has come.” I trembled. I was shaking. I thought I can’t bear it any more.

Then I saw the last angel flew over America, north and south, from the North Pole to the South Pole. From Canada all the way to Argentina; from the east of the USA, New York, till the West, California.
I saw in his hand a big bowl, a deep cup full of judgment. The angel said he would pour from this bowl upon north and south America.

The angel said, “No justice any more, no righteousness, no holiness, but idolatry, materialism, drunkenness, bondage of sin, killing of innocent blood, families broken, adulterous generation. Sodom and Gomorra is here. The days of Noah are here. False preachers, false prophets, refusing of my love, imitation of religion, having the form of godliness but denying the power.” I begged the angel, “Can you not wait for a little while. Don’t pour it. Give a chance for repentance.” The angel said, “Many times God has spared and has spoken, but they have not listened. His patience has come to an end. Now the time has come. They have loved money and pleasure more than me.”

As the angel began to pour from the bowl, I saw the great icy mountains melt in the north. Flooding came all over Canada and North America. All the rivers flooded, destruction everywhere. The world market collapsing with mighty earthquakes in New York. The skyscrapers tumbling, millions dying, ships in oceans sinking, explosions I heard from all over the north of the country, and millions dying.

The Angel was pouring judgment on Mexico and all of Central America. Flooding of the countries, two oceans joining together, the Atlantic and the Pacific. Great part of north Brazil covered with water, the Amazon River turning to a great sea, forests destroyed and flooded, major cities in Brazil destroyed, earthquakes in many places. As the angel poured judgment all the way to the South, to Chili and Argentina, great destruction took place, like never before.

The whole world was shaking. “In a short time,” I heard the angel say, “this is going to happen.” Then I saw the five angels surrounding the globe, the world, lifting their wings and their hands towards heaven and saying, “All glory to the Lord of heaven and the earth.

Now the time has come and He will glorify His Son. The earth shall be burnt and destroyed. All things shall pass away. The new earth shall come. God shall destroy the works of the devil forever. New heaven and new earth shall come. I will show my power, how I will protect my children in the midst of all these destructions. Be ready for the day of the Lord has come.”

My room was full of light from the brightness of the angels. Then suddenly they ascended up to heaven. As I looked up I saw the angels go in five different directions. I knew they had already started their duties.

For more than an hour I could not move. I was wide awake. I was not sleeping. I was trembling from time to time. Then I said, “Lord, shall I leave Patmos now?” “No,” said the Lord, “I have brought you for a purpose.” “I’m in your hands Lord,” I said, “Let thy will be done. Lord, the messages from the angels all over the world is not good news. It is judgment, punishment, destruction, and devastation. What would people say about me? I have always been a preacher of love, peace and good news.”

The angel said, “It is our message. You are the instrument, the channel. What a privilege God has chosen you, to use you to give His message.” Then I answered, “Thy will be done.”

Still I lay there motionless. I was lost in thoughts. I did not know what to do. I was in the presence of such holiness of God. I wanted to cry but I couldn’t. There’s no way to weep. I could not laugh, impossible. I was just committed to the mighty will of God. For three days I did not leave the house. I was praying, fasting, and seeking the mind of God in order to write everything down in the Spirit After much meditation, I was able to write all that God’s Spirit brought to my remembrance.

Undoubtedly this was a highlight in my life. To God be the glory. Amen. Samuel Doctorian

Scripture References: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:1-11; Hebrews 12:22-29; 2 Peter 3:1-13; Matthew 24:1-15; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; Isaiah 17:1; Zechariah 12:1-3.

To see the original post, go to Samuel Doctorian’s web site: http://www.biblelandmission.org.

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The Obsequious Ones

16 Jan

Dream by Sandra League on December 31, 2002

In my dream I was lying on my bed with my head at the foot of the bed on the side closest to the door. The door was open. My husband was lying next to me, but he was asleep. I opened my eyes. The Lord was kneeling at my bedside to my left. His head slightly bowed. He was dressed in a blue robe, and He wore something white underneath. His head was covered with a turban that was attached to the robe. The material appeared to be terry cloth. His complexion was dark, and His expression was serious. When I looked at Him he began to tell me that a time of testing was coming upon the earth. He told me that the obsequious ones would escape or be preserved and those who were not would not. I asked Him to confirm what He had just told me. He asked me how I wanted Him to confirm it. I then told Him, “By two kisses.” He walked away from me to where He was out of sight, and as I lay there I felt two light impressions just to the left of my mouth and I reached up to touch that spot. I also recall at that moment becoming aware of the ease that I felt with Him. He came back and stood over my bed looking down at me but saying nothing. I awoke with my hand on the place where He kissed me.

Afterwards, I was going about my daily business and periodically I would feel the kisses as a reminder, and when I did I would reach up to touch the place where He had kissed me. I thought that I needed to tell someone, but I couldn’t tell just anyone. I decided I needed to tell Mike Walsh because he would understand. After deciding that, I felt the two kisses again.

Related Scriptures

Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. (Rev. 3:10 NASB)

Then Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal robes of blue and white, with a large crown of gold and a garment of fine linen and purple; and the city of Susa shouted and rejoiced. (Esther 8:15 NASB)

I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban. (Job 29:14 NASB)

Definitions

ob·se·qui·ous
Pronunciation: &b-'sE-kwE-&s, äb-
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, compliant, from Latin obsequiosus, from obsequium compliance, from obsequi to comply, from ob- toward + sequi to follow
Date: 15th century
: marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
synonym see SUBSERVIENT
ob·se·qui·ous·ly adverb
ob·se·qui·ous·ness noun

sub·ser·vi·ent
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin subservient-, subserviens, present participle of subservire
1 : serving to promote some end
2 : useful in an inferior capacity : SUBORDINATE
3 : obsequiously submissive : TRUCKLING
synonyms SUBSERVIENT, SERVILE, SLAVISH, OBSEQUIOUS mean showing or characterized by extreme compliance or abject obedience. SUBSERVIENT implies the cringing manner of one very conscious of a subordinate position <domestic help was expected to be properly subservient>. SERVILE suggests the mean or fawning behavior of a slave <a political boss and his entourage of servile hangers-on>. SLAVISH suggests abject or debased servility <the slavish status of migrant farm workers>. OBSEQUIOUS implies fawning or sycophantic compliance and exaggerated deference of manner <waiters who are obsequious in the presence of celebrities&gt.

The Jubilee Anointing

12 Jan

by Nita (La Fond) Johnson

God is getting ready to do something extraordinary in the Body of Christ! He is in the process of preparing Himself a body of believers—His purified Bride—to present her to the world. He has been preparing a leadership for many years to guide His Bride in the steps that she must take to become all she can be to this world. Heretofore, however, we the Body of Christ have walked so far below where we are called to walk.

Once, while in prayer, the Lord came to me. Feeling very courageous, I asked Him:, “Lord, what is the one thing that hurts your heart more than anything else?” I thought He might say it was all the people who are dying and going to hell. We have all these images in our mind of what God might say if we were to ask Him critical questions like this. He shocked me with His answer. “The one thing that hurts Me more than anything else,” He said, “ is the fact that My Church has never entered into full stature as depicted in Ephesians 4:12-13”:

His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints, (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the Church). [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him.

These priceless words of Scripture, revealed through the apostle Paul, depict the process of coming into the full measure of the stature of the Son of God.

The thing that brings the Lord the most sorrow is that His Church has never come into the full stature of walking in the completeness that is found in Christ. In other words, it is the failure of His Body to come into the full stature that made Christ—the Son of Man—who He is in God. Of course we will never be God. however, in Christ’s own union with the Father as perfect man we find the picture of our ultimate calling. We are to walk in that same fullness of mature sonship in which we radiate the virtues of Christ, emanating the very life of God Himself. In that place we exhibit the life of God because we have died to the world, to ourselves, and to our flesh. Christ lives His life through us. The thing that has hurt our Lord the most is that the Body has never come into this place of stature .

I can remember a time, about twenty five years ago, when Jesus appeared to me while I was in prayer. Suddenly before me stood the Lord. He showed me in a vision a great gulf fixed between where we as the Church walked and where we were called to walk as sons of God. This gulf seemed to be the size of the Grand Canyon. We were on one side of this canyon. God’s purpose and plan was on the other. Between us was this huge canyon. When I realized where we were and where we were supposed to be, I cried out to Him in desperation. Finally, He said to me, “With God, nothing is impossible.” Despite the pain we as a Body who have never come into the full stature has caused Him, He is not angry with us. It hurts Him badly, though. He’s hurt because He wants so much for us, yet has to settle for so little. I was feeling very depressed, as you can imagine. I was in need of encouragement. So I said, “Lord, what is the one thing that brings you the greatest joy?” He looked at me, smiling radiantly, “The Jubilee Anointing as depicted in Isaiah 61.”

THE SPIRIT of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor] and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion –to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit — that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. (Is. 61:1-3, Amplified)

The Jubilee Anointing which is to come fills the Lord with unbridled exuberance: I’m going to pour this out of my Church. I am going to do for her what she cannot do on her own. We are so far away from where He wants us. He has a plan and the power to bring us into the full stature of mature sonship through the Jubilee Anointing and this is going to bring Him the greatest joy.

[It is He] Who has qualified us [making us to be fit and worthy and sufficient] as ministers and dispensers of a new covenant [of salvation through Christ], not [ministers] of a letter (of a legally written code) but of the Spirit; for the code [of the Law] kills, but the [Holy] Spirit makes alive. Now if the dispensation of death engraved in letters on stone [the ministration of the Law], was inaugurated with such glory and splendor that the Israelites were not able to look steadfastly at the face of Moses because of its brilliance, [a glory] that was to fade and pass away, Why should not the dispensation of the Spirit [this spiritual ministry whose task it is to cause men to obtain and be governed by the Holy Spirit] be attended with much greater and more splendid glory? For if the service that condemns [the ministration of doom] had glory, how infinitely more abounding in splendor and glory must be the service that makes righteous [the ministry that produces and fosters righteous living and right standing with God]! Indeed, in view of this fact, what once had splendor [the glory of the law in the face of Moses] has come to have no splendor at all, because of the overwhelming glory that exceeds and excels it [the glory of the Gospel in the face of Jesus Christ]. For if that which was but passing and fading away came with splendor, how much more must that which remains and is permanent abide in glory and splendor! Since we have such [glorious] hope (such joyful and confident expectation), we speak very freely and openly and fearlessly. Nor [do we act] like Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze upon the finish of the vanishing [splendor which has been put upon it]. (II Corinthians 3:6-13, Amplified)

Think about what this passage says and what you have read and learned in the Word about what occurred during the giving of the Law on Sinai. Angels were atop the mountain, and they looked like flames of fire to all of Israel. The thundering voice of God could be heard. The sound of trumpets was bursting forth. The mountain was shaking and trembling under the glory of the Father and the glory shone from the face of Moses. It shone so brilliantly. It did not just shine, it flashed. The glory emanating from the shining face of Moses radiated with such magnificence, and so abundantly, that the flashing glory covered his entire being. The glory of God was being manifested in the face of a man.

Picture yourself standing at the bottom of Mount Sinai. Now imagine seeing the fire of God resting on the mountain and hearing the angels and the thundering voice of God. Couple that with the intensity of the mountain shaking under His glory and the trumpets blasting. Then you see Moses coming down from the mountain. This is a man everyone knows—a mere man, albeit a great leader—but now he is clothed in the magnificent flashing glory and splendor of God. You have never seen such an utterly astonishing sight. This experience is so amazing you don’t know whether to stand, bow, or fall down on your face. You simply do not know what to do.

You see, as God thundered the Law into the hearts of the people, His words came down from atop the mountain and the spirit of His words engulfed each person who was standing at the foot of the mountain. The words of God entered into their hearts, into their souls, so transforming them that they were thrust into the highest dimensions of spiritual reality. . What a display of the magnificence of God took place that day. The nation called by God was taken into such a deep spiritual realm that they could see clearly the kingdom of God. As the revelation began to dissipate, however, the people fell back down to their natural, carnal understanding of things. However, all Israel did experience a deep spiritual experience at the bottom of the mountain as God was thundering His Law into their hearts. The only one who didn’t come down from that experience was Moses. His countenance continued to shine with splendo r, and it reminded Israel of what could also be theirs permanently. Simply awesome—imagine standing at the bottom of the mountain beholding and experiencing all of that!

The Bible says that the dispensation of grace must be accompanied by a glory and splendor greater than that shown at Mount Sinai. It must be, because time cannot end until that is fulfilled. We have yet to see this glory, this splendor, here on earth. It is not recorded in the Bible nor is it recorded in history; yet, here we are—and I don’t see anyone, including myself, radiating this splendor. It will be accompanied with a greater glory than took place so many millenniums before. The millions standing at the foot of the mountain back then had such a spiritual experience that they were lifted up—body, soul and spirit—into an experience of the reality of the coming Kingdom of God.

Imagine coming into a church service and seeing a minister speak with words so full of the power and splendor of God. Because he walks in the transcendent glory himself, every word he speaks carries the power to cause a translation, a transfiguration, to take place inside of you. The Bible says that a greater glory than what occurred that day at the foot of the mountain must be realized in this dispensation. I hear people, even prophets, say that the dispensation of the Church is over. But it is not over until the word of the Lord comes to pass. This is a glorious word about the Church that is going to display the magnanimity, majesty, splendor, glory, and wisdom of God. The world is going to be left shaking and trembling under the revelation of the Kingdom that it sees through the Church.

Something is happening inside of me, even now. There is a glory coming so great you are not going to know what to do with it. It is coming, and it will transform you into something you never thought you could be. It is going to be so great that the world is going to have to admit that Jesus Christ truly is God! Because I see it in His Church, all of the negativity is going to be stripped from your mind—the fears and the anxieties, all the foreboding and guilt, all the times you should have and didn’t and all the things you did, when you shouldn’t have. It is all going to be stripped away and in its place is going to be the faith, love, glory, righteousness, holiness, justice, and splendor of God. Not only is it transforming you, but it is moving out like ripples into the world touching and transforming any who will. The glory and the splendor must transcend the days of Moses, and we have yet to see it.

The time is coming when the Church will no longer be concerned about the house they live in or the car they drive, about whether or not someone down the street thinks that they’re valuable because they live in the same economic bracket. These things are no longer going to matter. I can promise you, pinned under the weight of the glory at the bottom of that mountain, the Israelites were not worrying over Jacob, Joel, or Jonas, sandwiched among the multitudes around them, being garbed in finer tunics or numbered among the more famous tribes of the sons of Israel. The millions at the scene, one and all alike, were not worried about such things. The only thing that mattered at that moment in time was their hearing the glorious, thundering voice of God that was transforming their very being. They suddenly realized that the world wasn’t what they thought it was nor the destination of their destiny where they thought they were headed. The things they thought were so important in Egypt all of a sudden carried no weight in that one glorious moment. They lost their luster in the light of what was happening inside them. And O to think that the glory that is coming—the splendor all transcendent—is going to be far greater than what has ever been seen!

Many fear that it could come and they might miss it. The truth is all they really need to do is get in the way of the River with a heart that is willing to let go of, and give up, all that the River wants of you. It is critical that we let go of the things which hinder: the need to be important, the need to be famous, the need to keep up with the Jones’s, and the need to surround oneself with material things. We need to let go of the need to have our own way—even our rights and privileges as our own person. Now that sounds pretty dramatic. But you will understand when Jesus comes in to dwell and live His life through you to the point that He owns you the way you were created to be possessed. It’s not about you any more—it’s about Him, which is how it was supposed to be all along. That was the plan for Adam, but he forgot. For one brief tragic moment, it became more about Eve than about the One who created him. And from that point on, the sin of rebellion and betrayal has ever remained with us. Doesn’t the whole of history attest to that?

But there is a people who God is calling back to the pre-fall state, where they would be walking in the same kind of glory that Adam, Eve, Moses, and Enoch walked in. He’s calling His Church to rise up and come higher and He’s going to provide the anointing for it to happen. Now, of course, Jesus had publicly revealed that He was walking in the Jubilee anointing, though He did not specifically call it by that name. As He rolled up the scroll of the prophet Isaiah, having just read the passage in 61:1-2, he added, “Today the Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing” (Luke 4:21). We, however, have yet to experience what He was walking in then. But we are reminded that He also said, “Greater things than I do, shall ye do” (John 14:12). So we know that there is something so great that even the Son of God stood in awe of it and yet, although promised for these last days, has not co me to fulfillment. People want to take that Jubilee anointing and wrap it around healing. But, honestly, that is the least important function of it. That anointing is going to transform your souls when it comes; it is going to make you what you can’t be without it; it’s going to make you what you were created to be. Your call is to let everything go that could hinder your flow in the River, because that River is coming. And I’m going to tell you where it’s going to start—right here in New Orleans!

When I say in New Orleans, I’m not necessarily saying that the first transfigured person is going to come from out of here. Nor am I saying that it couldn’t be so. What I am saying is, God is going to start the move of His glory in New Orleans. He’s going to do it and it will go from glory to glory in ever-increasing power and majesty. But it is going to start here. There is an awakening that has been assigned to this city and no other city can have it first. It has to start in New Orleans. Why? Because, for whatever reason, God has decreed it. That is not to say that revival will not break out in other places. However, this great move of which I now speak will begin here. My dear brothers and sisters, the day is coming when we must lay down the flesh if we’re going to ride in the glorious River and stay afloat. We must put down the flesh and, while doing so, we’ve got to throw th e world away, because the weight of that is heavier than the flesh. The day is coming, and it is here. The Lord is calling us to go the next step higher in this life. He has called us to walk in the Spirit, closer to Him, in all His ways.

We fight Him though, for it is extremely hard to humble ourselves under the discipline of God. We don’t realize that God is trying to squeeze us like grapes to get that old wine out so He can put the new wine in. My brothers and sisters, this new wine is so glorious—the fragrance, aroma, and color is so glorious—that it is worth all the squeezing to get the old wine out so there is room for the new. You really want it no matter how much you may resist and fight it. You want it and need it to walk with the Son of God. He is setting that table before you; anyone who is willing to pay the price can walk with the Father like the Son of Man walked with Him. This dispensation cannot end until it has moved into the glory exceeding the days of Moses. It must come to pass because it is in the Word, and it has to be fulfilled because it was spoken from the mouth of God.

Where will you be? Are you going to stand to the side dipping your toe in the River, afraid of the frigidity? Are you going to stand there and say, “Well…, umm…, those people look kind of crazy dipping around in all that glory… it is not coming the way I thought it would… they are just kind of humble and act a bit too holy… I mean they walk around like a bunch of people emptied of self… I don’t know if I want to go into that River.” Is that where you’re going to be?

Please jump into the River even if it is over your head. Please dive right in. Take note, you will not be able to—if you do not begin preparing today. The fear of dying will stand between you and the River. It will make you stay on the side of the River looking at all that glory. Dying? How? Dying to the flesh and to the world, on the cross. The fear of dying can be overwhelming because the River is so new and the present so familiar. Leaving the present to go into the new, especially when you know you have to cross over death to get there, is extremely frightening. Yet that was what Israel had to do—cross over the Jordan River, an action that could result in instant fatality, and which therefore aptly symbolizes the dying to self. They had to cross the river and they were frightened by it. But they had been taken through enough of the discipline of the Lord that they overcame their fear. They went into the Jordan because they knew that was the only way into the Promise Land.

We must be willing to die to self and the reward is a glory that is greater than in the days of Moses. What can be greater than what the Bible tells about the days of Moses?—the utterly incomparable transfigured life no less! Jesus took three men up to the mountain and was transfigured before them because He wanted mortal man to know what he was called to. He wanted all humanity to grasp the immense reality of their calling to become much more than they knew they could be! It was critical that human eyes see the transfigured state of the Lord Jesus Christ so we would know where we are headed.

He makes us more than we can be. To be sure, not everyone will walk around with the glowing light of His glory, though there will be some that will. Nevertheless, those not called to emanate the light in that transfigured state, but who do in fact walk in the transfigured state, will emanate the virtues of Christ. In the eyes of God, and all of heaven, they will be as beautiful as those who are walking in the manifested glorious light.

The Church will come to walk in such humility that to see one who has been transfigured will be like seeing the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. All the beauty of the virtues of Christ will be evident in the lives that are being transfigured. These will not don two-thousand dollar suits nor dangle fifty-thousand dollar rings from their fingers, nor will they palanquin themselves in expensive automobiles. They will simply not live an extravagant life-style. If they do, you will know immediately they are not one of “them,” because no one who walks close to Jesus will do that. You will know them because they will stay humble in the eyes of man. You look at them and you will think… Well, she looks rather ordinary. And so she is—along with all the other transfigured ones. No one will be able to fault them in their lowliness, however, for the beauty of Christ will emanate from them. They will walk in power and authority because of the glory of His virtues in them. Christ will be living His life out through them and they will walk in His authority as the Son of God. And for these who walk in the authority of the Son, nothing will be impossible. They will have overcome the devil, the flesh, and the world. Further, many will have overcome even death itself.

Can you believe all this? Do you have the faith for it? If you don’t, you need to get into the Book (The Bible) and prayer and get the faith for it, because it’s coming in our lifetime. The glory of God is going to visit His Church and, through His Church, He is going to visit the world. The world has to have the demonstration, and they have to see the revelation of Christ, for by it they will be judged whether they are worthy of the Kingdom or not. But in these last days, because the darkness will be so intense, God is going to bring forth the light and intensity that has never been seen before—He must, for the sake of His Church and for the sake of the lost. The Church must go up because she has gone down so far. In humility, the Church will go up. When she starts to walk so deep in love, all distinctions will vanish and the light of the glory of Jesus Christ will reign supreme. In the glorified Church, no one is going to care about your nationality, race, denomination, or beliefs. Your heart is going to be so filled with the Gospel and everything you are and everything you say and do is going to reveal the Gospel through you! This must be. He cannot close the pages of time until this transpires. But you must prepare for it. It’s not going to sweep over you by accident. You must prepare for dying today, being willing to let go of that ugly pride. Every chance you have to either humble or lift yourself up, you must make the choice, carefully, remembering that the meek of the earth will be the glorified ones.

I think the most incredible thing that the Bible says about Moses is not that the glory emanated from his face but the fact that this once-upon-a-time haughty prince of Egypt became the meekest man on the face of the earth. He walked with God and God walked with Him. Because Christ lived in him, he was consumed and possessed by the living God. He was no longer his own nor did he desire his own will. Thus he stayed with the Jewish community for forty years, tolerating their infighting, grumbling, complaining, and murmuring. He might have been broken by it all, but he was so meek, and he loved Israel so much he offered up his very life and moreover, his very soul if he must, lest God would give up on His people. No doubt his journey to the perfection of his soul took some time. Hence Moses is not known by the forty years he spent in the palace, but by the forty years he spent in the desert getting prepared to wa lk with God.

It is not a crime to suffer for the sake of the Gospel. It is actually an honor to be diminished— especially when the Church and the world are looking on—because God is preparing you and cutting away all that flesh that you may be increased in God. Do not worry if people do not like what they see you are going through. That is okay. You are not thinking about today, you are thinking about the days that are coming, when this flesh He is carving away is going to be wrapped in His glory. In a very short time, the glory is going to flow and it can flow through you! In a very short time you can know the Father like Jesus did. The world may not understand, but the call is not to worry about those things. The call is to come and die that He might live and be glorified. The call; that you might be glorified and live in what He is going to do and become a vital part of what He is doing. Forget those things which are behind, forget them like Paul said, and press on towards the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ. That is what we are called to do and the way in which we are called to walk. Sufficient is the evil for today. We are not supposed to carry yesterday on our shoulders nor are we to carry tomorrow. We are to carry one thing and one thing only—and that’s the glory of the living God.

So, my dear friends, rise up out of the past, present, and flesh. Rise up and seek God because He’s coming. In times past, the Spirit of the Lord kept speaking to Israel… A deliverer is coming… Egypt is being very tough on your flesh right now… that’s okay, because the deliverer is coming, and he is going to free you from the bondages of Egypt… the deliverer is coming… get ready and don’t wait. The Spirit of the Lord kept saying these things through the prophets… Don’t worry about all of this, but get your eyes focused because your Father is about to do something… the deliverer is coming. And when he finally came, in the person of Moses, what did Israel say? “Who sent you?” They were not ready, were they? The deliverer stood right before their faces and they were saying: “Why should we believe you? What do you have that we do not have? What makes you so important?” So God had to show them, through the deliverer and his spokesman, the signs and wonders. These were the very people that the Spirit of the Lord had been trying to prepare for over four hundred years for the coming of the deliverer they had been asking for. It sounds somewhat like what happened with Jesus. He was out healing and raising people from the dead, and the leaders of the people were standing back, saying, “Show us a sign.” Casting the demons from the demoniacs, opening blind eyes and deaf ears, limbs suddenly appearing wherever they were needed—yet they still said, “Show us a sign.”

It’s amazing how the people of God are so rarely ready for God’s promised deliverer. Yet God even now is getting ready to send the Deliverer of all nations, peoples, tongues, and tribes to His people living in the twenty-first century. He is preparing to bring them out of spiritual Egypt and into the glory of the Promised Land of glorious transfiguration. How many are ready? Get ready! Get into the Word. Read, study, and believe it! Don’t read it and say, “Well I don’t know about that,” like so many theologians do today. Read it, study it, believe it, and obey it. That last item is the big one—obey. Pray to God that He will give you the grace to believe, the wisdom to prepare and be changed, so that you will be ready for the River when it comes and be able to walk in the transfigured state. Pray: “Lord, I want to die that You might live in me!” Now, that wi ll get His head turned! When He is walking down a path in Heaven and hears those prayers He will immediately turn around and see where they are coming from—for He wants badly to dispatch His angels to help those willing to enter into the place that He has created for them. I’m telling you the truth: I’ve not only seen it, I’ve experienced it. I know what I’m talking about. I’m telling you what I’ve heard, what I’ve lived, and what I’ve known and personally experienced.

Seek Him today!

This is a message Nita brought in a New Orleans Revival Service in January of 2009. For more of Nita’s writings, go to http://www.worldforjesus.org.

The power of a resurrected life

30 Sep

A supernatural encounter reported by Neville Johnson in his e-mail newsletter, September 16, 2009

Recently I had trouble sleeping because the pull on my spirit was strong I found myself slipping back and forth between two realms so I decided to get up.

You cannot truly live until you have truly died and precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints!

I turned to look to see who was speaking. A man I had become somewhat familiar with was speaking. This man who walked with God in the dawn of the human race and was taken or translated looked intently at me, seeking a response which did not come. He continued, “You cannot experience the power of a resurrection life until you have died. You are learning how to walk in the realm of the Kingdom while still on this earth and your spirit is becoming the predominant person in your earthly life. Your soul is becoming subservient to your spirit. This is good. Jesus said if two or three of you agree as touching anything you shall have what you agree on. This is not just two or three people, but your soul and spirit must agree. Your mind, emotions and will must agree.

My mind began to play back the Scriptures.

(Matthew 18:19-20) Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

I had never seen these scriptures this way before. It was as if the Holy Spirit was peeling back another layer of these Scriptures. Enoch looked at me intently again waiting for a response from me. I finally said, “So this unity of spirit and soul is what allows my spirit to soar in the heavenlies.”

Yes it is your soul, or your mind, will, and emotions that hinder or free you to walk in this realm, and when your body also agrees, you will begin to experience what your generation so quaintly calls ‘Philip’s Transport’.

Truth and understanding began to wash over me like a river, it was as if my heart and mind was being cleansed from unbelief in a way that I had not experienced before. The very presence of this man released a wave of cleansing and faith that was not of this earthly realm, and I was slowly unraveling as I began to reach an overload of understanding.

What you are feeling is a limitation; your capacity to receive understanding is still somewhat limited.

I knew what Enoch was saying was true; it felt like I had reached a point where my mind could not keep up. This is hard to convey but it was a definite limitation, again I felt this sensation of washing and my mind again became clearer. I felt an enlargement had taken place within me, my capacity to walk in this realm has been somewhat expanded. Scriptures again flooded my mind.

(2 Corinthians 6:11-13) Oh ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged. Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels. Now for a recompense in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.

(2 Corinthains 10:15) Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly

Enoch continued, “You have come to understand that you must walk with the attitudes, values, and emotions of heaven, and how that your mind emotions and speech must lose the power to hurt, and how that heaven must come first in your heart. This is good and important, all that Adam walked in and more must be restored, and the Lord will have one generation that will walk with the Lord as I walked with the Lord. This has been available to anyone in any generation, but there is a special grace a special enabling for this generation to walk in it for as the scriptures say,

(Isaiah 59:19) So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

God will raise up a new standard of righteousness and this new standard will put the enemy to flight. Evil has increased in your day just as it did in the days of Noah, but the Lord will raise up a new standard of truth and righteousness that will enable you to overcome the increasing darkness. A greater standard of righteousness is required of this generation in order for them to walk with the Lord in light. This generation must understand and learn to dwell in the secret place of the Most High. This secret place, the Most Holy Place, is within you. Your spirit can live, dwell and soar in this place. It is the place of eternity.

(Isaiah 57:15) For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite one

Does not the scriptures say…

(Ecclesiastes3:11 NIV) He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men;

You must teach my army how to dwell then walk in this place.

Slowly I became aware of my office again as one world faded into another.

For more information about Neville Johnson’s ministry, visit his website at http://www.lwf.org.au.

The Dangerous Pond

28 Jul
by Nita (La Fond) Johnson

I had a spiritual experience many years ago. In this experience I was sitting by a pond feeling very anxious. The reason for my concern was over the Christians I saw come and stand by the pond, look into the pond, survey it, then jump in. They would never come out again. I knew that they were being devoured by the sharks in the pond. So I sat there totally perplexed, not knowing what to do. I finally decided: I am just going to have to be bold, stand up, and try to explain to these Christians that come to this pond that they need to stay away and above all not jump into it. So I began to do that. Christians would come and I would say, “Please don’t jump into the pond; it’s filled with sharks and I’ve never seen one Christian come out yet. Please do not jump in.” The Christians would just look at me and sneer, as though saying “You silly girl” and they would look back at the pond and in they would go. This continued to happen. So finally, I felt so sad, I went over and I sat off by myself wondering what to do about the Christians that were coming to the pond. How do I protect them from the dangers of this pond? As I was in this perplexity, thinking in my heart, wondering before the Lord, I heard the pond say to itself, “You know, I’m getting very tired of just devouring silly little Christians that want to come and play in my waters. I know what I will do. I will rise up like a mighty flood, a mighty tidal wave, and I will overtake Zion. And I will get the whole Church.” I went into a panic. I rose up and I started running as hard as I could toward the city of Zion. As I entered into Zion, I began to cry out into the streets, “The pond! The pond is rising up like a mighty tidal wave to destroy the city of Zion! Run! Run for your life!” And I would cry out so loud, but no one would listen to me. So, I was running through the city of Zion. I came out on the other side and sat down on the curb and there I sat crying. I was rocking back and forth, crying, crying, crying; “Lord, I don’t know what to do. I tried to warn Zion that the pond is going to rise up and overtake the city and destroy everyone in it and no one will listen to me. Lord, come and save Zion. Help! Help, Lord! Come and save Zion.” And I just rocked back and forth crying out to God. Suddenly, the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to me. He was standing above me. I was so happy to see Him. I looked at Him and I said, “Jesus! Did you hear my cry? The pond is rising up and it’s going to rise up until it overtakes Zion. Please Jesus, save the Church. Save the Church!” And He said to me, “Nita, come be in Me.” I replied, “I can’t be in You. You are God! Please Jesus, save the Church. Save Zion! Save the city! Please come and save your people!” “Nita, come and be in Me,” was His response. Again I cried, “I can’t be in you Lord! You are God! Please come and save the Church. Save Zion! Save your people, Lord!” I kept on crying out like that. “Lord, look! The pond is over the city now!” The wave had crested so high that it was literally above the city and ready to crash down on it. “Look, Lord! Look what the pon d is doing! It’s going to destroy the city! Save your people!” “Nita, come and be in me,” was again His response. Before I could argue with Him a third time, I was raised up to be in Him and we became one. When we became one, you couldn’t tell me from Jesus and you could not tell Jesus from me. My vision changed, my mind changed, my heart changed, everything inside of me changed. I looked at the wave that was cresting over the city of Zion and a holy and righteous anger began to build up inside of me and I began to blow at the wave. As I blew, it was Jesus blowing through me, and it forced that wave right back down into that pond only split seconds before complete destruction. Then the Lord stepped back, looked at me, and said, “What I have shown you today is what the Scripture means in Isaiah 59:19. “So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.’” This experience demonstrates what that Scripture means. God is preparing a standard. Satan is tired of devouring Christians that want to play in the world and his desire now is to just come after the whole Church and bring complete destruction. That is his desire. While he is working feverishly to bring this about, God is working passionately to prepare for Himself a standard. This standard is a people who have let go of the world, been purged of the world, whose flesh is dead to the works of Satan, whose flesh is dead to the passions of the world, whose soul is consumed by the Spirit of God, literally possessed and animated by the Spirit of God, the life of God owning that Christian. This standard will then be anointed with the authority of heaven. It is above anything the Church has ever seen. The closest thing – the only thing – they have ever seen that even remotely compares to it is when the Lord Jesus Christ Himself was here. He walked in the authority of Heaven, hindered by nothing. The Church has never come up to the place that Jesus said we would come to. He said, ”greater things than these shall you do.” [John 14:12] We’ve never entered into this because there has never been a generation that was willing to leave the world and become possessed by Christ, so completely possessed by Christ that He owns their minds, their hearts, and their bodies. He will animate them by His own life. He will transform them by His own life; they will have literally become the temples of the living God. And just as the Spirit of the Shekinah came when Solomon’s temple was dedicated coming down so plentifully, so overwhelmingly, that the priests could not even stand up to minister to the Lord: they fell to their faces. [II Chron 5:14] The train of the Lord filled the temple. Filled! Filled the temple! And there is coming a generation that is going to be equally as filled with God. The temple, the holy of holies, was reserved for God. And He came and He so filled the holy of holies, that no man could stand in His presence. This is the standard of the Lord that is coming. God is not going to care what color person He uses. He will not care what nation the person comes from. He will not care if they are Baptist, Charismatic, Pentecostal; none of that is going to play into it. The only thing that’s going to matter to Him is how much He owns them. He is not going to care about how old or how young they are, or how long they’ve walked with Him. None of that is going to matter. It’s not going to matter to Him if they pastor a church of 5 or if they pastor a church of 100,000. Maybe, like Paul Yongi Chow, they will pastor half the country! None of that is going to matter to Him. The only thing that is going to matter is how much He owns that Christian. If His train is filling their temple, utterly possessing them, animating them, He will use them as the standard of the Lord. This must come to pass. It must! The Church cannot be taken until it does. He is going to take home to Himself a glorious Bride without spot or wrinkle. It’s going to be a Bride filled with love, filled with faith, clothed with holiness, walking in authority and power. [Eph 5:27, Rev 21:9]

My dear friends, times are changing. The Church must change. The Church must become the time-setter, and the pace-setter. The Church must become the torch of the Lord, the standard of the Lord, the sword of the Lord, the very voice of the Lord to the world. But she cannot become that until she first be owned by Christ. This Bride is going to be so beautiful, so empowered. She is going to walk in such wisdom, such authority, such love, such holiness; the love that is going to flow through her is going to be like liquid love because it will be love Divine. No more will there be the isolations of people groups in the body of Christ. We will become one. We must become one, so that the world will know that Christ has come. We cannot continue to perpetuate the divisions in the Church. We must become one in love and we must become one in humility. Every man will respect his brother and his sister more than himself, caring about the needs of his brother or his sister more than his own. There must be change in the Church and only the Spirit of the Lord can make it happen. But it is going to start with a people who are willing to give all for the sake of knowing the revelation of Jesus Christ. How do we give the world what we do not have? We cannot sit any longer and think that because we know how to get saved, we know how to get people healed, we know how to prophecy, we know how to do this and that, that we have the revelation of Jesus Christ. We are walking in such a minimal revelation that it is almost frightening. But there is a revelation that is coming that will so transform the Church that it will get the world’s attention. Then, finally, the world will have to say, “Yes, Jesus is Lord!”

This is an excerpt from a message Nita brought in a New Orleans Revival Service in January of 2009. For more of Nita’s writings, go to http://www.worldforjesus.org.

Melchizedek, the New Millennium Priesthood

29 Aug

by Nita (LaFond) Johnson

The writer of The Letter to the Hebrews said that he had much to say about Melchizedek, but it was hard to say because his readers had become dull of hearing. In this book Nita gives increased understanding concerning a company of end-time Melchizedek Priests who will help prepare the church and the world for the new millennium.

This priesthood will consist of those that have totally separated themselves from the world and are possessed completely by God. This is an amazing book that will both inspire and challenge you to go all out for God.

Order here.