Dec 29th, 2003
DECEMBER 29, 2003
Lu:1:15: ….. and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
Lu:1:16: And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
I have looked into the situation for years and years, and what I have to say is this: God makes people for the world, and those for Himself—and these are enemies of one another.
When the angel Gabriel appeared to Zacharias and told him that, despite his and his wife Elisabeth’s years, they would have a son—who would prepare the way of the Lord. And his name was John, whom the world knew later as John the Baptist. The angel Gabriel appeared on one side of the altar, as they were burning incense there.
Now, regarding Zacharias, he was a priest, and Elisabeth was of the daughters of Aaron… and they walked in righteousness, keeping all God’s commandments.
Lu:1:5: There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
Lu:1:6: And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
Though later in years, and though Elisabeth was barren, Zacharias fulfilled his duties as priest, and still prayed for the redemption of his people… and on a certain day, the angel appeared, and told them their prayers had been answered: they would bare a son, and he would make a difference.
Zacharias remained at his post for many years, and one can only imagine that his prayer that Elisabeth would conceive, his prayer that his people would be redeemed, his prayer for the Messiah…his prayer for help—how many years did he remain steadfast, in righteousness… and then later, when he was later in years… even too late for childrearing, was this gift given to them, was this prayer answered. He kept the Lord’s ways, and remained steadfast… walking in righteousness, and not in the ways of the world. One can only imagine the temptations and persecutions he and his wife had suffered for not giving in—and thus he and his wife played a huge part in God’s plan of salvation.
But what if he became cynical earlier on. What if he did not hold his corner, retain his post, keep the faith… continue in righteousness? Well, God could not/would not have used him. For he would have been defiled with the world, raging all around him. What if he had not been courageous enough to live a sanctified life?
What if he had seen himself as a victim of persecution, and let down his obligation as priest? Would we have the church in America today?
What would God be able to do in this nation if there were people like Zacharias and Elisabeth in churches? Would we see Elijah stepping forth?
For John came in the spirit of Elijah, did he not?
Lu:1:17: And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
He was a baptizer… for the remission of sins, and prophesied that he would be the last one before the Messiah.
Joh:1:27: He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
And John baptized Jesus. This man changed the world. His father changed the world. His mother changed the world, and so on—back through time, and forward through time, to today.
THE TIME OF ELIJAH
We are in the time of the latter rain, of John the Baptist announcing the return of Christ. But things are different. For one thing, Jesus comes in full glory and power—to take over the whole world and rule with a rod of iron. His servants therefore must be glorified in His service, to be as He is. Before, he came humbled…and his apostles and disciples were made humble. But now, in full supernal glory—the glory of the Living God upon the earth.
We see that we are in the last of the last days, and God is using people the same way he used them back then.
One is not always conscious of how the Lord is using him. So one must be vigilant!
For me, Elijah comes to prepare the people for the coming of the Lord, to announce His coming, and to call all nations to repentance. To warn and pray down strongholds of Satan…to destroy the world system all in preparation of Jesus’ return.
We see this going on today—what we have all longed for.
BUT ARE WE THE VESSELS GOD CAN USE?
Look in the mirror. Are we walking in righteousness…keeping God’s ways. Praying without ceasing. Lambs, after all, are simply those born again in Christ, who keep God’s commandments. That’s all they are—nothing more, nothing less.
True, we are a Remnant, as in wealthy nations most all people have gone over to Satan’s side, either pressured by unrighteous parents or peers—but it has become a tradition to be wrong, to do wrong, and to rejoice in “getting away with it.”
These, if they die in their sins, will be condemned to Hell for all eternity. We don’t know who is or is not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life…but we can look at the fruit.
I was amazed in Los Angeles that there was not even one preacher who followed the ways of the Lord, not one Zacharias. The reason for this is simple—generational pollution, peer pressure, satanic ritual abuse… leading to initiation.
THE DEATH DAY
Most preachers today have had their “birthday,” which I call a “deathday”—for they had been scalped long before entering seminary. They had gone so long since seeing an actual lamb (meaning separate, not connected to the world, beholden to Jesus only)… and besides that, they were told they could not make a living or even be a preacher unless they complied.
God cannot use such a person in the way he used Zacharias, and so he will use the Remnant, the rag-tag group of cast-offs from society… these are the high priests of the Lord today.
ONE PERSON MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Just one on God’s side, following the Lord and not the world, can change the world. God can use the most unlikely people to collapse the world system of Satan, which exists on every single level in society: economic, political, and physical. Yet, the collapse is assured because no house divided against itself can stand. Civilizations have vanished in the past and shall vanish now.
One reason is that God protects his children, and when he raises up his own out of the muck of satanic prison existence, the 7 thunders of God is revealed, though never written down. The 7 Thunders of God refer to the 7 spirits of God manifest through His moving in the world.
The 7 Thunders of God represent the power to change the entire landscape instantly—His glory and power are contained in these 7 Thunders. The Apostle John was kept from revealing these—as they are meant to remain secret, and not meant for the ears or eyes of the heathen. His mysteries are revealed through His Remnant and NOT in the world.
And that is why it is so important to give your life to Jesus Christ—to lay it all down. To let God fashion you into the person he can use. BECAUSE YOU WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.
All of you who can stand my words are held by God anyway—you belong to Him. Or you would be gone from here… as we don’t waste time beating around the bush, as they say. Position is everything. Zacharias remained steadfast, even after many years of disappointment and waiting. What if he had given up—went for a bigger temple, more money…got more worldly. What if he became like the modern preachers of today, who talk with a silvery tongue but walk with the world behind the scenes and not with Jesus as they claim.
What if he said, BUT I HAVE TO MAKE A LIVING…so therefore…
GOD USES YOU TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Don’t look around anymore—YOU’RE IT. As screwed up and victimized and beleaguered and unworthy as you think you are, YOU’RE IT. God needs you. He is raising you up—and will endue you with supernatural capabilities, because you need these miracles to come up out of the muck of Satan’s prison… to serve the Lord. To be a light that all can see! To strike FEAR in the hearts of men everywhere.
Mal:4:5: Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
Mal:4:6: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
For after the judgments these next few years, men will be frightened, unemployed, lacking provision, medical care for their children—lost. Many, praise the Lord, will be coming out of the collapsed system and seeking the Lord.
A few of you will turn these men to the right way—just a few can turn millions…. It goes out.
You needn’t draw the lines of cause and effect—suffice to say that part of the 7 Thunders of God is you.
And so, keep walking in your way—and stop lamenting that it is difficult, or what could have, would have been if you had “gone over,” if you had agreed to sell out, which simply means putting a knife into your fellow man’s back in exchange for a little better cut, for living a couple more days.
Those who sold out, who are unrepentant, are as Esau, hated by God, not even knowing what they sold…that they caused harm instead of good, and that all their charitable works are for naught—and God will use them to bring about their own destruction—both physically and spiritually.
But Zacharias had no such “birthday”… he was fit and chosen to father John the Baptist, and so Zacharias changed the world—despite his power as a priest, he was righteous… he could have had more, probably. Much more.
And when they reared John, they kept him separate—unto the Lord.
How many preachers today keep their children separate? Just going to college means that have to give in at some point, right?
The point is, God will reveal his mysteries to the world through vessels who are separate… one of these can change the world.
The Remnant is rag-tag, admittedly. Many of our people are still struggling with drugs, suicidal or self-destructive behaviors, many sit in prisons, mental hospitals, or are homeless as Jesus was… good society Christians ignore them—cast them out. They don’t want these losers in their churches.. But these are God’s people, and I believe he will clean many up.
You’re not victims, after all, you’re chosen. His supernatural power will clean you up…all you have to do is submit, and weakly at that. For you are weak, He is strong. And he will use those cast-offs to bring in His forever rule.
The system of Satan is in full collapse now—mainly because people are having this conversation; it’s NO LONGER A SECRET, is it?
Besides, no pyramid scam can last forever—as soon as too many people “get in”—it collapses of its own weight.
Don’t lament the stupidity of humanity—most agreed to become stupid when they sold out, whether forced to or not; it does not matter. Better that they would have lost their lives for remaining steadfast.
God will use those who simply are cut out for Him and not the world—those the world has cast off. In Zacharias’ day, the Jews were cast off… a whole people.
Today, it’s the Remnant, the rag tag, especially in well-to-do nations.
Re:10:3: And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
Re:10:4: And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.