Month 8:23, Week 4:1 (Rishon/Pesach), Year:Day 5941:229 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Saturday 11 November 2017
The Testing Grounds
5 Prophetic Warnings to the Remnant
In the early hours of 11 November 2017 I was intensely aware of the presence of Yahweh and was shown some prophetic dreams. I was instructed to share this message immediately but delayed, thinking I would be able to write it down later on during the day. I became very ill by the time I had planned to prepare the message for publication, resulting in a delay of nearly a day, for which I alone am responsible. I shall not here relate all the dreams or many of the details, as they are not important, but rather share the substance of the message.
The Blind Spots and Testings
During the dream I came under severe testing and was shown a number of actual or potential spiritual blind spots. The substance of the message for both myself and for the Remnant is as follows. As you already know, from numerous other sermons and writings, Yahweh showed me that the 'Invasion of the Temple Courtyard', a metaphor for that part of the Body of Messiah where total consecration and obedience to Yahweh are absent, is fully underway, and was absolutely the case - again - in my prophetic dream.
The Remnant Under Siege
We are now literally under siege, all of us, and under severe testing. In my own situation, agents of the Enemy had come up to the very doorstep of my 'house' (representing the Sanctuary) and were offering to purchase the building at a price nearly 400 times its actual value. You will recall that Yah'shua (Jesus) was offered a bribe when He was in the Wilderness of Judea - three, in fact - one of which was temporal power if He would but bow down and worship the devil. Upon hearing my refusal, the agents of the Enemy became very threatening and meant (if they could) to do me harm. I was outnumbered at least 20:1.
The Richness of the Future Promise
As I wondered at the reason for so high a 'bribe', I looked in the distance, toward the village near which we live, and the valley beyond it, and saw a gigantic geyser of oil rising into the air. I know then that the 'area' was rich, namely, that Yahweh has marked the area for a rich harvest if I would remain faithful. In purely monetary terms, the entire area was worth many tens of thousands more than the 'paltry' sum they had offered me for my house - for my ministry and my salvation - for my soul.
Bargaining With the Enemy
At this point my late 'mother' began to intervene with the leader of the Enemy's agents and tried to bargain in a very worldly-wise way. Here she represented the flesh. This utterly disgusted me and I went indoors and out of harm's reach, abandoning the 'flesh' to its deserved fate.
A False Friend Exposed
Inside I was with family and, I supposed, with true friends. Here I came under a real temptation for one of my friends was not only a former 'pastor' of NCAY, whom I had regarded as a spiritual son, but also my former father-in-law. Uncritically I sought his counsel in view of what was happening outside, as indeed I had once sought to to before even after he had betrayed me but by which time he was out in the wilderness himself, having been divorced by his own wife, which elicited my sympathy. Two people in the wilderness do not make good counsellors for each other. I questioned him but when he opened his mouth, the Ruach (Spirit) took me up close and I immediately recognised the large, rotten teeth of the demoness Lilith whom I have had multiple occasions to confront in the past during my ministry. I had let the devil in to my inner sanctum out of a misguided sense of sympathy and loyalty. Immediately upon awakening, I renounced both the worldly counsel of the flesh and also false friends.
The Five Areas
There were actually three dreams in total which I shall mention only as part of the summary of the message I have for you today, which is to forsake and renounce without compunction or hesitation the following five things:
- 1. The fleshy bribes of the Enemy to sell out your salvation, calling or principles for a 'mess of pottage';
- 2. The fleshy 'wisdom' of compromise with the Enemy in order to protect yourself - do not negociate with him, ever, but have utter faith in Yahweh;
- 3. False friends - do not bring them into your bosom but hand them over to their true master for shaking that per chance they might repent;
- 4. Anything that would compromise your innocence - remain clean and pure; and
- 5. The spirit of the age which would tempt you to compromise in order to be 'accepted' by the fallen society.
In connection with #4, and really all the other points too, Yahweh has got me to read Psalm 24 over and over again for several days before I had this prophetic set of dreams, part of which I wish to end this message with:
The Unmistakable Presence
"Who shall ascend the hill of Yahweh?
And who shall stand in His qadosh (holy, set-apart) place?
Those who have clean hands and pure hearts;
who do not lift up their soul to what is false;
and do not swear deceitfully.
They will receive blessing from Yahweh,
and vindication from the Elohim (God) of their salvation.
Such us a company of those who seek Him,
who seek the face of the Elohim (God) of Jacob" (Ps.24:3-6, NRSV).
The most precious part of this experience was the very tangible sense I had of walking in the presence of Yahweh which lasted for a good hour before I became distracted by the responsibilities of the day. This was a very precious moment indeed. There was a sense of great shalom (peace) and purity.
Brethren and sisters, we have got to get our hands and hearts purified if we are not to be buffeted around in the Enemy-occupied Courtyard or unwisely invite false friends to our innermost family sanctuaries. There must be no compromise, no short-cuts must be taken, no admission of falsehood of any kind, no deceitful behaviour. We have to be transparent before Yahweh and entirely honourable with one another in emet (truth).
May the grace of our Master Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) be with all the Remnant in this time of testimg. Amen.