Stewards Of The Mysteries Of The Lord
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. 1Co 4:1-5
And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? “Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. “Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has. “But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, “the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. “And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. “But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! “But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished! Luke 12:42-50.
He also said to His disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods.“So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’“Then the steward said within himself, ‘What shall I do? For my master is taking the stewardship away from me. I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg.‘I have resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.’“So he called every one of his master’s debtors to him, and said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’“And he said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ So he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’“Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ So he said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’“So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light.“And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home.“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.“Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?“And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Luke 16:1-13
And after they had become silent, James answered, saying, “Men and brethren, listen to me:“Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name.“And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written:‘After this I will return And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, And I will set it up; So that the rest of mankind may seek the LORD, Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, Says the LORD who does all these things.’ “Known to God from eternity are all His works. Acts 15:13-18
“I beheld the atmosphere above the earth with clouds and tempest and storm and loud peals of thunder and great noise, and in the midst of the noise of the tempest in the still quietness of it I heard the voice of the Father speaking. He did utter His voice in deep quiet in the midst of the raging fury of the storm, His words were few, just a few of them were spoken which words comforted the hearts of all they that heard it. While the earth lay in this great tempest and storm with the atmosphere above it in rolling clouds of thunder and lightning, in the midst of it God did speak and His words were of comfort, of good cheer for the Lord was still with us.”
It has been stated in the word of God that the Army of the Lord will run into all the waste places, all the places upon the earth and in men’s lives which are destitute, which are lacking the peace and joy of the Kingdom of God. In that world this Army will enter and as we are told in Joel chapter 2 there is nothing that escapes them. However I would point out that the peoples of the earth will run TO that Army, TOWARDS THEM, not away from them. The time that is settling upon the earth will be unprecedented in the pressures that mankind has seen up until now and that lowly little Army of Overcomers will be the only answer given to mankind. They will emerge in a deathless state immune from the tribulations in the world of men holding forth the eternal life of the ages not only in their words, but also in their bodies. Mankind will RUN TO THIS ARMY, NOT HIDE FROM THEM. They will forsake all that has been previous in the way of religion or religious effort. Anyone Kingdom building in the world of Christendom will with shame abandons their own efforts and they will instead RUN TO THE ARMY. Every crevice and crook and cranny of the systems of man will be discovered by this Army and this Army will encapsulate all of it into the judgment of He who utters His voice before them. As the Lord utters His voice, all man’s systems will collapse, the totality of it all shall be complete, but peace shall reign, not a world left undone and confused, but a world made ready for the dominion of Christ in this age that is dawning.
As the Lord’s people He entrusts to us the sacred truth of His scripture and faith alone in this hour where darkness has descended upon the earth and gross darkness has enveloped all the peoples. There is no answer for the tumult that is affecting mankind; the only answer given is the manifestation of the Sons of God. One cannot fix or repair the broken condition of this world nor of mankind’s decision powers within it. All has become corrupt and the disparaging of rich verses poor has no center ground. Mankind has become base as they once were in an ungodly state during the times of Noah, that same pattern repeats itself in this day. However, the Army of the Lord will rise up in this hour not by their own choice, but by the Lord setting them up for it at His coming. They will be broadened and strengthened and made new as Christ does come and does appear and does glorify them, they will enter that deathless state not just to be rewarded for faithfulness, but to set this creation into the manifest Kingdom of God which was promised to this world since time began.
It is hard to imagine the systems of man coming under such judgment and that they will lose their effect and power. Defended or not, they will collapse in favor of the better. Not just they that bear the nature of the risen Christ, but all they that passed before and were found faithful, they will be raised again with them to manifest the full nature of the Father in this world. There simply is no room for two rulers on this earth, the one will give way to the other and the matter of it all will be brief in the outworking of it. For the Lord will do this by the motion of spirit, not by the works of the Overcomers or efforts they may attempt, but simply by being manifest as Sons and Daughters in this world and by being brought forth as they that have conquered death as Jesus once did. Gladly will men lay down their governments, monarchies and kingdoms in favor of the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ. The grand calling upon the lowly Overcomer is to rule in this world that is yet to come and to do so with nothing but the full measure of the Father in them.
We live right now in a great test in this world. Mankind has learned to talk much to one another using whatever means or devices they invent to do so. Very little talking is being done towards the Lord alone, seeking Him in prayer and praise and worship and setting one’s life apart for Him alone. Gone are the days it seems of the great intercessors, only they that are older seem to know the importance of spending time in intercessory prayer and in seeking after the things of the Lord. Gone are the days of those who lifted up a Godly standard. Instead man’s inventions have cut loose the cords of morality and mankind has drifted quickly down the pathway of immorality and realms of bondage thinking that they are now liberated. Man’s best inventions have only proven to separate them from the Lord, not draw them closer to the Lord. The world of men has overtaken any Godly ambition as though it were acts of futility and a waste of one’s time. Unbelief has taken great strides in our day and the power of individual rights has taken over rather than the joy of pure worship of the Lord and of His great love. Man has drifted down the path of referring one to another rather than seeking hard after the things of the Lord.
As such great disasters will take place in the world of men before Jesus comes. It will be a world where only they that truly Overcome will be found perfect and waiting at His coming. Perfect that is in faith, not in flesh, perfect in peace, not in works that benefit flesh or ambitions which are not Godly. The Overcomer will stand alone, apart, separate holding to the scripture text as bold statements of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God revealed to them in their individual understandings. As such they will be the sole “points of light” at the return of Christ. Will He find faith on the earth? Yes, but only in they that have overcome. The rest of mankind will be bolstering each other up in their much speaking one to another rather than learning to sit at Jesus feet to learn of Him. Many will realize this lack only too late to know that they could have been part of the greater things the Lord had in store for them.
The New Testament combined with understanding from the Old Testament has given us a standard of righteousness and holiness by which the Overcomer overcomes. It is by the written power of the scriptures and faith alone that one gains steps through each trial each day to be counted worthy of the Lord and of His Kingdom. Not by efforts at religious quests, but by faith alone, nothing else.
At this present time the Overcomer does not think they are overcoming. They often look at their lives surrounded by body pain and by many sufferings and maladies and circumstances and for them they wonder at how the Lord could stand to live in their lives? They are overcome with a sense of deep disqualification as they measure what they see and think against what the scriptures declare as the standard of righteousness and holiness the Lord demands. Right now in the Overcomers life, there is but one very distinct difference from them and mankind. And that is that in their thinking minds, in the place where the thoughts of the mind occurs, there the dross has boiled up, the heat of the fire of the Holy Spirit has melted the core of the soul and the dross, the carnality of their lives has come up into the thinking mind and it is vile. It is in that thinking mind that the Overcomer also measures themselves against the measure of the Lord and knows that they are lacking. However, I would point out that this dross in the mind is part of the Overcomers course in becoming one trustworthy of two things. First of becoming Holy as God is Holy and secondly, being entrusted with the mysteries of His word which will be administered unto the nations in this age that is dawning.
As the next age dawns of the Kingdom of God, the Overcomer will be found holding forth the decree and the text of the Lord’s standard and requirements for the nations. Given unto them will be the mandate of the Kingdom of God, which mandate mankind cannot vote upon, for it will be imputed to them by the Lord who will rule with a rod of iron breaking the will of the nations down with the rule of HOLINESS. Anything at all that is unholy will not be permitted to come under this rule. Therefore the Lord will use the Joel chapter 2 Army to crush any resistance to His Kingdom and to destroy any of the works of mankind in the process. All that man has destroyed in this earth in the natural creation the Overcomers will restore bringing back species of animals and plants that have gone extinct for they will be creators under the CREATOR, they will have the power to create and make life. For this mandate to be given to the Overcomers the Lord must make them equal with Himself in the Throne of eternity giving them His name and power forevermore.
Some have stated that the manchild is born, it is in the earth, that the manchild is now present but is being prepared to be revealed. All such words will fall to the ground along with all false prophecy at the manifestation of the Sons of God. They that state such things do not understand the Holy nature of the Father nor of His desire to subdue all things unto Himself. When the manchild is born there will be a synchronicity happen. These who are of the manchild company are the Overcomers. At the very same time that the manchild is birthed, the Throne will be set, they will be upon it and they will be in deathless bodies, eternally alive in risen flesh, raised up as Jesus was raised up. They will be seated not on a Throne that must be taken by faith, but on a tangible one in the world of men where they will move in only minutes to end man’s systems and to usher in the Holy Kingdom of their Father. To speculate that this has happened or that has happened already – such as saying that the manchild has already been born – is no different that the Apostle Paul stating to Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:18 that some have ERRED by saying the resurrection is past already and thus overthrows the faith of some. The Overcomers will NOT destroy lives, they will SAVE lives and they will do so by the life of the Father! Come away dear reader from all they that speculate that great things have passed! Relegate such teachings to the heap of religious effort! Know that the Lord is right on time with His coming and that you, no matter how carnal and dross filled you feel, is surely part of it!
How do you know you will be entrusted with the mandate of the Kingdom, which mandate are they that are stewards or keepers of the Lord’s mysteries found in scripture? By daily trials and tests being endured one day at a time! There is NO other qualification! The Lord’s righteousness and holiness is imputed unto you through that seed of creation that is in your faith, there is no need for anything else to happen. The dross will rise to the top, all of it will be there and in one motion of the coming of Christ it shall be forever removed from you.
You are entrusted with the Holy things of the Lord which are found written in the Epistles and are not known by natural thought or understanding. Yours is the possession of these treasures. Yours is the depth of understanding that right now may seem masked by the dross that is on top of your life. Easily forgotten is the truth that holiness does reside in you! So much has taken over us, sore bodies, lack of sleep or rest, and a world that seems bent on talking to one another rather than talking to the Lord! But the choice was made BY THE LORD, long ago He chose YOU to be this light bearing torch which holds forth the mysteries of His word with full understanding. Together with the Body of Christ you have ALL the understanding of God! You lack NOTHING in that understanding. No, you are NOT yet a Melchisedek Priest! Some may say you are, YOU ARE IN TRAINING FOR IT, BUT IT IS NOT YET! Do not fall into the traps around us of some who state they are anointed of God (saying they are the Lord’s anointed). Many shall come and shall delude many with words such as this. We are having DROSS RISE, that is where we are at during this hour, and it is in the rising of this dross that the Lord promises He will come and finish the preparations needed for ruling and reigning with Him.
You are a steward of the mysteries of His word, one who holds this life hidden for now in the grain of seed which is your faith; from there will be brought forth everything that is yours to inherit including your everlasting body. Some of the elder members of the Body of Christ may not see death or the grave for I personally believe that we are just that close to His appearing. The joy we have to bring will be such a relief for this world overtaken in gross darkness and in the extreme pressures of the hour.
Forever in Christ.
Kenneth B Visscher