The Fellowship Of The Mystery
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, Ephesians 3:8-15 KJV
And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gained the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. And after that I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. And one of the four living beings gave to the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
Revelation 15:1-8 Webster
And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. Revelation 19:19-21 KJV
Continuing on in The Fellowship Of The Mystery we come to the work of the Lord in SEPARATION. This separation becomes an act of the Lord by His Spirit in taking out from mankind those who would emerge in His likeness and in the full splendor of His glory. That kind of phrase has been heard before, but it is necessary to express truth in the inward parts when it comes to knowing that these separations are indeed happening. For there is at this time a great falling away in the very sonship company itself. A motion of distinct side stepping away from the proper path that has been afforded to those who love the truth and would thus be kept by the Lord unto the day of His appearing. Instead there are many who are being drawn aside into lukewarm new age doctrines and thoughts which war against the soul. These things that some of the sonship people are being drawn into have become snares, blinding lights that hold a false display of power and conclude one into the fray of delusion rather than the purity of spirit the Lord requires of anyone who would come forth in His very image. Instead of being found in The Fellowship Of The Mystery they are being found in a fellowship that mysteriously removes them from the path of overcoming victory in Christ. An agreement between themselves based on core doctrines that what they intend and walk in must be of the Lord for it is based on His ultimate purpose of restoring all mankind. Such is the danger of this very hour.
“According to” the purpose of the Lord, such a great falling away is part of the overall plan. That plan to keep mankind walking forward in iniquity but finding in the midst of this iniquity those who would overcome it. There are then only a few who have endured the painful separations and who are being fitted at this very time for a place in the purpose of the Lord when that purpose is revealed to the world. These ‘few’ have found that straight and narrow path, that path that leads to this life of full victory in the resurrection of the Lord, and they will partake of the same at the hour of His coming. “According to” this purpose shall these be ‘but a few’. These few being the company of those who the Lord will move through in an unbound measure judging the earth and establishing the Kingdom of God.
In the mean time there are
many who have become lukewarm, complacent, have let down their defenses and
have shut out any further light from entering their under-standing into the will
of the Lord for this very hour. I have seen some Sons of God fall under the
power of new age spirits in their quest to bring restoration to mankind. As
such they have lowered down the walls of defense and have grown festering sores
in their walks which they think are righteous rewards. Instead of guarding the
truth they hold in their hearts by the Holy Spirit, they instead let truth fly
to the blistering winds of deception and fellowships all at the expense of
truth. No matter what the cause or what the person believes, fellowship becomes
them, even if they have to water down what they know as the pure and holy
things the Lord has revealed. This is a mass exodus AWAY from the truth of the
Lord in this day. It is a huge thing that is happening. Gatherings are being
created and men are coming together as never before in the history of
Christianity and these who come together think that it is the Lord doing this
gathering. Prophecies come forth, teachings, ministry to the body of believers,
all to strengthen this bond of unity which has now been created by that which
looks like true light. In the midst of this storm of new age deception is the
most awesome lack of discernment that Sons of God have ever displayed and not
one of them rebukes it.
“According to” the true purpose of the Lord, HE ALONE joins one who has a love for the truth to The Fellowship Of The Mystery, that mystery becoming clear in understanding when the personal cross is applied. We live in an hour when the cross is forsaken. It is no longer borne because the thought is that we have come into a great and a high time and place in the things of the Lord and unity at the expense of truth is the norm. In all of the ones who are falling away into this lukewarm expression of faith, the cross is REMOVED FIRST, and then the result is a flow, wonderful and full of light, but a flow of spirit that IMITATES THE TRUE. There is such a powerful push to unify God’s people, but it is happening outside the handiwork of the Lord by the Holy Spirit. Ministries and prophets and teachers are being held in high esteem and given honor when in fact the Lord alone is to be exalted, not ANY man. Rather than the purging process of the heat of the fire of the Holy Ghost, we have unity for the sake of unity, acceptance of “where one is at”, and a compromise, “no matter what we have to do to achieve it”. All this being done to prompt up the doctrine of enjoying the Christ together. The entire thing has become a mass of false prophecy, a ruse of pure teaching and a new expression of the life of the Lord which is “not” His life at all but is that one who imitates the Lord. Even the antichrist which comes forth as though it were God walking in the midst. Indeed, we are now seeing the abomination that makes desolate, something never seen before in such magnitude in world history.
The Fellowship Of The Mystery is a high and a holy calling. It is for those who endure the cross, endure the heat of the fire of the Lord’s purging, who know what it means to repent daily and who know what it means to be found in solitude. The mystery to them is at the first, the things of the Lord, but as the cross is applied and as the heat is turned up, the mystery dissipates and becomes a mystery no more. Instead, the true fellowship of the heart of a Son of God with the Lord is the result. “According to” His working, He applies the measure of His Spirit necessary to complete the triumphant walk. My heart rejoices in my solitude and in the heat of fire for it is the dross being removed from my life and the ‘walls’ of separation FROM the Lord being removed, while the ‘walls’, separating me from the workers of iniquity are reinforced. We are not in a time of the common element coming together to form the whole. We are STILL IN THE TIME OF BEING PURGED AND SEPARATED UNTO THE LORD. This is a jealous work that the Lord is doing and He is not sharing His true Saints with anyone else. They are being drawn aside unto Him alone, nowhere else, and He is hiding them in the secret pavilion of His presence.
There is a story found in 1 Kings 22:1-40 concerning the king of Israel desiring to know if he should go into battle against Syria. The story bears reading once again if you are unfamiliar with that passage. The king of Israel desired to go to battle against Syria while being allied with Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah. So the king of Israel requests the prophets in Israel to be brought before him so that he can find out whether or not he’d win the war. All the prophets told the king to go up because the Lord delivered the Syrians into his hands. The king however sought out one more who was already imprisoned, Micaiah, to come prophesy to the king concerning this upcoming battle. Micaiah, being thus brought from the prison, defies the king in a mocking fashion, prophesying as the others had done. But the king knew that Micaiah was not speaking truth and commanded him to speak according to the word of the Lord. The rest of the story becomes apparent as Micaiah prophesies of the death of the king and the loss of the battle. Micaiah was then returned to his prison in an even greater measure of torment than he knew of previously. The king’s death and the fulfillment of the prophecy of Micaiah is emblazoned upon the words of scripture for all to bear witness to, those who desire the spirit of truth to be foremost in all their walk with the Lord.
Micaiah was named thus with this definition, for his name meant, “Who is like Yah?”
This very week the Lord spoke to me about this entire portion found here in the Word. And that was that NONE of the prophets prophesied truth. A lying spirit from before the Lord was put in their mouths and they prophesied soft things, easy things, things which were easy to be entreated and found in the complacent attitudes, even in full view of a horrendous battle. Not one of the other prophets in Israel who obviously served Baal and thought it to be the Lord was able to discern the lying spirit. Only Micaiah was able to discern this lying spirit. Only Micaiah refuted it from entering into his mantle and only Micaiah returned to the king of Israel the true answer. It is a picture of today. There are in this very day denominations which suffer this disparaging. But what of the company of Sons? What of they who claim a name and a place in the Lord? For we live in a time when passivity and complacency is the norm, when men have laid down their crosses and their swords for the sake of unity with anyone out there who may believe anything under the sun. Not only has it become lukewarm, it has become lukewarm in such a way as to become very distasteful to the Lord Himself. There are some in our midst who are destroyed because of this lukewarm stance that has happened since men began to water down truth because of the pain of self denial and the impaling of the cross. You cannot remove the cross from you life if you wish to overcome and gain that crown of victory, the cross must work UNTIL Jesus comes or your course of faith is completed.
“According to” The Fellowship Of The Mystery, the Lord is SEPARATING the true from the false. The true Overcomer DOES NOT FIT INTO THE STRUCTURE OF CREATING UNITY AT THE EXPENSE OF TRUTH. The true Overcomer IS SET ASIDE. They are NOT in the groups and gatherings that are outside the perfect will and purpose of the Lord in this late hour. Note this very well. The imitation of the true always does as the false prophets did with the king of Israel in the time of Micaiah. They prophesied that the king WOULD PROSPER. Today we have minions of televangelists and circles of those who claim place in the 5 fold ministry prophesying and proclaiming PROSPERITY AND WEALTH FROM THE LORD. Just as the false prophets did to the king of Israel, so we have those now doing the same, right up into the company of Overcomers. The Overcomers themselves are being held in this same sway, being persuaded of this same wealth, of this same prosperity – because the price was paid, it is finished, and there is NOTHING further to be done. Such is the extremity of what I am proclaiming. Instead of becoming part of The Fellowship Of The Mystery they become a part of ‘the norm’. Proclaiming themselves to be wise they become fools and change the glory of God into something corruptible. We have the offerings made unto the company of the redeemed, the offerings of wealth, prosperity and an unbounded measure of the Lord, WITHOUT PAYING ANY FURTHER PRICE TO GAIN THE OVERCOMER’S CROWN. There are many heaping to themselves many teachers because they want their ears tickled and there is an unending supply of ear ticklers available to meet that need. Never before has there been such a massive motion of turning away from the Lord, thinking that they are IN the Lord DOING the will of the Lord.
I say this now in prophecy unto you. Nothing that is gained in this time we are in during this time of patiently waiting for the Lord to complete His purpose for the age, nothing we gain in prosperity or in wealth or in natural gain as a supposed sign of God’s approval, will enter the age that is dawning! For the ONLY thing that will pass over from this age to the age of the Millennial reign of Christ will be ‘the honor and the glory of the kingdoms and nations of the earth”, AS THE LORD ORIGINALLY CREATED THEM. Nothing of man made wealth or prosperity from the sweat of the brow will enter therein. Nothing of this present time and cosmos will fit into the structure of the new. Nothing that any preacher or teacher of the word promises you of worldly prosperity will endure the space of time and transition when the Lord appears bringing His reward with Him. The entire wealth that men say they gain because of being in Christ will be found a ruse, a false fallen word, a prophecy that bit the dust. Along with this loss of any wealth gained by false preaching will be the loss of any DOCTRINE or EFFORT gained by man’s assumption of ‘who they are in Christ’. Any single doctrine that causes ones steps to be outside of the measure of The Fellowship Of The Mystery, which mystery is revealed as a people, separate unto God, will be undone. Any doctrine that compromises with truth by making friendships with those outside of the pure command of His Spirit will fall and will perish with the rest of mankind’s carnality. All that the Lord judges will include all that held the truth in unrighteousness thus believing in a strong delusion for they believed in a lie. Nothing of this present order will come into the next, except the nail scars borne by the faithful ones who endured the shame of the cross and laid their lives down for the sake of the Kingdom of God.
Christ is coming, His reward is with Him, and that reward will be given to those who remained faithful to the true doctrine which honors the Lord alone and nothing or no one else. Anything short of this will not enter the next age. Anything outside of that true doctrine which is life eternal cannot be a part of what the Lord will bring in this earth or into the entire expanse of the cosmos itself. All that is short of this must perish, and all that is outside of this must be completely done away with. Only that which is of the Holy nature of the Lord will come into this age that is dawning. That is the prophecy that accompanies The Fellowship Of The Mystery. Nothing else fits nor will it ever fit. Thus says the Lord, even unto us who long for His fullness to be upon us at His appearing.
To be continued…………..
Kenneth B Visscher