For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, lest you should be wise within yourselves; that blindness in part has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the nations has comes in. And so all Israel shall be saved; as it is written, "There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob. For this is My covenant with them, when I have taken away their sins." Indeed as regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes. But as regards the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. For the free gifts and calling of God are without repentance. For as you also then disbelieved God, but now have been shown mercy through their disbelief, even so these also have not believed now, so that through your mercy they may also obtain mercy. For God has shut up all in unbelief, so that He might show mercy to all. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? Or who first gave to Him, and it will be repaid to him? For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things; to Him be glory forever! Amen. Romans 11:25-36
"Today if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness, when your fathers tempted Me, proved Me, and saw My works forty years. Therefore I was grieved with that generation and said, They always err in their heart, and they have not known My ways. So I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter into My rest." Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called today, lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, while it is said, "Today if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation." For some, when they had heard, did provoke; however, not all who came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was He grieved forty years? Was it not with those who had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they should not enter into His rest, but to those who did not believe? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. Hebrews 3:7-19
And in this place again, "They shall not enter into My rest." Since then it remains that some must enter into it, and since they to whom it was first preached did not enter in because of unbelief, He again marks out a certain day, saying in David, "Today," (after so long a time). Even as it is said, "Today, if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts." For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. So then there remains a rest to the people of God. For he who has entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from His. Therefore let us labor to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of unbelief. For the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing apart of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight, but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. Hebrews 4:5-13
“Upon the ground, set above the soil of the earth was a soldier dressed in the armour of Ephesians 6. He stood alone, battling all around him the many attacks and assaults from the minions of hell and from all of those things which stood to distort and discomfit the armoured one in their battle stance. In this state of solitude this lone soldier waged war both offensively and defensively as he thrust with sword and defended with shield. Great was the Malay against him, so stringent and subtle their attacks, but this one stood in full view of the enemy which surrounded him knowing his devices and weapons of war and in intelligence and in faithfulness the battle raged on. However off in the distance I saw some of his fellow soldiers. Many of them who were once his compatriots in battle; these had gone off to other areas of the battle field and into areas of compromise. As they were off into other areas they did not take heed to their armour nor did they desire to maintain it upon their lives. I could see that their plated armour had developed huge chinks and cracks and much putrid flesh was seen underneath it, their flesh had become most foul. These no longer held on to neither swords nor shields but were giving themselves to their enemies and fornicating with them. Those whom they impregnated gave birth to children and the children which were born these putrid soldiers slew with the edge of the sword so that the “proof” of their compromise would not be discovered and their bad fruit known. All the children born in this whoredom were also slain in this whoredom. All that they did was produce children of whoredom which afterwards they would slay to cover their sin. No battle or war was anymore ensured by them but instead they were set aside as ones who had the TRUE armour of Ephesians 6 but had now DISTORTED that armour upon their bodies. Not only did they produce children of whoredom, but their putrid flesh showing between the chinks and cracks of their armour also began to develop huge sores and puss and massive pieces of rotten flesh would fall out upon the ground through these chinks and cracks in the armour. But these would only see themselves dressed in the Ephesians 6 armour and so they assumed that because they had this on, they were all correct and right with God and with their place in God. They admired their ability to prosper in this armour when in fact they were destitute and rotten and fornicating with their enemies, producing children then killing the children to cover up their crimes against the Lord of Hosts. This vision is happening in real time, it is not a future event.”
“I saw next these disobedient soldiers in more detail as to how they wore their armour. They wore it, but they did not remember that they had it on properly once. They forgot about it. They used it to cover up their “flesh” and the putridity of their own iniquity. These had eyes burned out of their sockets and they moved by an inner power but it was not God’s power. Like walking rotten skeletons they moved under the plates of armour. These were once Overcomers, but now they were no longer overcoming, but were taken over by blindness and by haughtiness of pride and of their calling. These had made their boast in the Lord at one time, but now that boast had turned to making boast in how the Lord wanted their flesh to live, not die and to prosper, not be held nailed to a cross. These covered up their need for the cross with religious effort assuming that this effort would give pleasure to the Lord. So these wore the armour of Ephesians 6 but they did not wear it properly nor did they have armour that fit correctly. Theirs was armour which proved to God in His sight that they were not qualified to take part in the true Army and in the true war in the spirit where the true Overcomer learns to battle. Now at one time these did have armor to battle there and in that proper condition, but no longer, they had gone off to succour their own flesh and their own desires. These had gone off into delusions of every sort all while they had no eyes in their eye sockets. They raped and pillaged and stole from all those around them just to protect the putrid flesh which lay under their armour. At the true coming of Christ, these will not be found worthy of the Lord and they will not be changed nor glorified nor will they be part of the Lord’s Army in the earth. These will be left off to be judged with the nations and to be consumed in the fires of God’s wrath. This vision is happening in real time, it is not a future event.”
Beginning now the first writing in the mystery of Israel’s blindness series; may these writings be read with eyes wide open and with NO religious effort becoming the fruit of counsel from the words written therein, the Lord be glorified.
The only true definition of the blindness mystery is summed up in one word. Unbelief. Picture it if you will. Israel under the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night, who saw the mighty miracles of the Ancient of Days deliver them under the rod of Moses, who saw the judgment against Egypt, who saw the plagues, who saw their deliverance through the parting of the sea, all of that was lost in unbelief. We read of the many miracles and motions of the Lord with those people and we marvel at how they were so blind as to not know it was God. We also marvel at how they took this living testament of God and His law and turned it into one of the most backward religions the world has ever seen. The keepers of the Lord’s Torah were also the keepers of their own religious effort “to help God out” and to “maintain their high standing in the world of men.” The entire ambition of the nation was left from being chosen people of God to becoming a nation of their own building with their own king and their own king made kingdom. The Lord said they had a “spirit” of unbelief, an element in their walk and lives which did not believe the Lord even though His works were evident in their midst. If ancient Israel would have obeyed the Lord in driving out the illegal inhabitants of the land of Canaan, then at that time we would have seen the setting up of the Kingdom of God and of its eventual growth worldwide. Instead Israel went whoring after the idols of the other nations spreading themselves like a green evergreen tree to cover their sin. God who had done amazing things in that nation had now become their enemy. God began to bind Israel into slavery into the very nations they were sent to destroy. The Tabernacle pieces of furniture and the tools of worship were taken away as captive treasures by the very nations that Israel was supposed to have destroyed. Israel, instead of being the all conquering Kingdom of God in the earth became the compromising defeated nation that could only religiously try to keep God’s law and ordinances and who never kept it, not even once.
*CANAAN = THE HUMAN SOUL”
*ILLEGAL NATIONS IN THE LAND OF CANAAN = THE POWER OF PERSONAL INIQUITY AND BLINDNESS.”
So God then instituted the even greater part of His plan. Through the atonement He selected those whose hearts were perfect before Him and out of those gentile nations he created the company of Overcomers, giving them all the prophecy and word and comforts that come by that word to know that they are chosen of Him. However the pattern required by God for ancient Israel, the pattern to go in and possess Canaan, was still employed upon the gentile Overcomers. Now however, rather than beating our way into national sovereignty, we find that the illegal aliens are found in the tastes and lusts of personal iniquity, in our flesh, in the destitute nature we possess as fallen creations. It is there that Canaan is now found and it is there, in the battle ground of the thinking carnal mind that this new war is waged. The Lord’s standard has never changed, He demands that we take Canaan as our own, and this is the daily test and trial of they that Overcome. However, a line has once again been crossed. A temptation has once again won the day. We find that many that had walked in this overcoming walk, waging war in this overcoming battle that they succumbed to the same blindness that blinded ancient Israel and many who started out in victory ended up feeding their own carnal flesh. Blindness that happened in part unto Israel seems to have been completed in the gentiles.
The Lord is whittling down His Army. He is removing from it any Overcomer who does not fully take possession of “Canaan”, the land of their own soul. He is removing from that Army anyone who distorts the armour and who takes the words of God and uses them to pamper their own carnal wisdom. God is removing any candidate for His Army who is not truly basing their lives upon the only condition He accepts, that they die TO that which is their enemy. As amazing as this sounds, God does not require us to prosper in our faith in such a way as to gain ground in the world. In God’s eyes true prosperity comes by how much of the personal cross one appropriates for themselves, which cross makes them as dead men before their enemies. Not giving place to comforting themselves, but dying TO all that is an enemy and an alien of God’s purposes in them. These know that by the force of carnal ambition they defeat themselves; they know that to die to that ambition is victory. They see the gifts and the callings of God as a danger zone if they yield to their own carnal ambition to gain such and so they are most adamant to set their faces as flints to the personal cross. Such are the true ones left who will indeed be sealed unto the day of redemption and to the first resurrection for these cannot be raised in the first resurrection if they have not first died. I say first died, so that they can die again, die a second time, die the second death. These who are of the true Overcoming Company die again to themselves so that they can live unto God. It is to these that Christ will first appear and raise because death for them will have been completed.
Now all this seems a bit deep so I will break it down even further all to gain understanding. Simply put, the true Overcomer no longer seeks the sideways fellowships of others to sustain them, they seek only the Lord and by seeking only Him they experience the death of the personal cross. For it is the cross that separates them from the enemies in the land of Canaan (the human soul), and separates them UNTO the Lord and UNTO fellowship in truth with Him. Blinded ones are people who start out wanting to do God’s will, but then give up when they walk headlong into their own wall of personal flesh (the enemy nations in the land of Canaan). That is now the crux of this writing, to show you that another separation is taking place prior to the coming of Christ. That there are Overcomers being separated from Overcomers; some of the Overcomers walking away from you and being separated from you are not true Overcomers but are those who “look this way”, but are not of this way. These who walk away from you, if you truly look at them in the true light of His word, are those who have simply gone off to take yet another loop around the wilderness in the world of men. They religiously hold fast to the truth they know, but they have not done that which is most important to do, and that is to conquer the enemies in their own Canaan land, those elements in themselves which is of the carnal nature. There are many who go so far, then turn back, the way to them becomes too complicated, too hard to navigate, it seems strewn with rocks and dead branches and they cannot imagine getting through this mirage of entanglements and estrangements. So they compromise, they make friends with the world and they go back into the world to seduce themselves with lustful affections; they have in essence disqualified themselves from the true prize. With no working of an inner cross, they end up fornicating with the modern world and with their carnal desires which now are running rampant. The “blind” part is that they cannot see this at all, but instead, they see you as the one who is “off”, who is “demon possessed”, who is the one that is “deluded in deception”. Instead of joining with you in the continuance of the fellowship of Christ’s sufferings, and gaining greater truth they join in with the massive throng who believe God should prosper them with whatever they want in this world. That is where some Overcomers are going back. Back to this carnal condition and blindness which lies to them and tells them that compromise is God’s will.
The true Overcomer cannot escape the cross. They cannot remove their nails, they are impaled on all 4 limbs and they, being held fast by the nails, cannot move from their worldly or earthly circumstances. A fellowship with other Overcomers is gained here which no one in the world can understand and which everyone in the world totally hates. It is a fellowship of those being conformed unto the death of the saviour so that the life of the saviour might also manifest itself in their (still) mortal flesh. The true Overcomers are the only ones walking in the true light in which Christ abides and His blood cleanses them from all sin. IN ALL THE REST, THE LORD AT THIS TIME IS NOT MOVING AT ALL.
We are told that the gifts and the callings of God are without repentance. “For the free gifts and calling of God are without repentance. For as you also then disbelieved God, but now have been shown mercy through their disbelief, even so these also have not believed now, so that through your mercy they may also obtain mercy.” Romans 11:29-31. So God calls us and I believe that the calling to the Overcomer is a special call that not many can hear. It is a call that will take one into the fires of judgment and to the full gamut of crucifixion. Nothing outside of this calling can affect one if they are staying true to the crucified position. However, if one is overtaken in a fault, in that fault with protects their personal iniquity, then they are blinded by it and left destitute, but they believe that they have it all. That all their lives are a testament to God’s favor when in fact they are not able to endure the heat of the fires of testing. Compromise becomes their middle name and they intermarry with the enemy nations in Canaan, or rather, they allow their iniquity to lead them. So God may call these to ministry or to the overcoming walk, but they end up wearing that calling in distortion and in lukewarmness and not in victory by the death to self process of trial and testing. These equate money and prosperity with God’s favor. The wall of separation is the ability to endure the fires of God’s judgments; it is His judgment which calls us down and makes us to identify fully with the cross of Christ.
We have myriads of people who claim to be part of the 5 fold ministry, Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, BUT THEY ARE FALSE. Why? Because they do not hold to eyesight! Their eyes are blinded because they have been burnt out of the sockets! Why were they burned out? Because they compromised with personal iniquity, they held on to religious effort, they started out in the spirit and were made perfect by the flesh, they thought, but the unction of God has left them. The anointing they have is covered in dead flies. Their armour is full of chinks and holes and the shame of their flesh is showing through. They are not having victories but defeats but they are so demented that they think that their defeats are actually victories! They claim there is no more cross because they hate the cross. They state Jesus did the cross for them so they don’t have to but this disqualifies them from the fellowship of His sufferings which is paramount to partaking in the experience of the second death – the death of death – in themselves. That which they should have adhered to they abhor and that which they should avoid and abhor they cling to like it is an everlasting doctrine. The true Overcomer to them is forgotten but if the true Overcomer is seen then they are hated. The true Overcomer claims nothing and has nothing but the fallen/false Overcomer gains everything and has everything. This is the dividing line that is presently being drawn and few there be who have taken up the cross completely so that they can be found as ones fully identified with Jesus, both in His death, and life. This is the hour we find ourselves in – MEN, loving themselves!
The true Overcomer is not blind at all as long as they remain steadfast with a gaze only upon the prize. As long as they keep one part of their lives crucified and the other part true in the light of the Lord; as long as they “prove all things” and “hold fast to that which is good.” My purpose in writing about this division is not to create more division, but to reveal the finite greater purpose that the Lord has in separating His own unto Himself. Such is the way of the Lord who is jealous over His heritage. He will not allow the true Overcomer to be controlled or compromised by anything and if their hearts are hearts that He loves then these will be brought forth in full victory at the coming of Christ.
It is my express purpose to reveal to the readers of these papers that the “sealing of the saints in their foreheads IS DONE”; that the Lord has chosen the soldiers of His Army and it is one of the greatest miracles that the Lord has ever performed. He has chosen the halt, the lame, the broken ones, the destitute ones, the crushed ones. Those of no reputation, of no value to the outside world; those who know not the way they should take so they learn to totally depend on the Lord to take them. Those who BELIEVE the Lord and walk forward into their personal Canaan land knowing that the Lord’s promise cannot fail, that He will drive out all enemies before them, all they had to do was walk forward. Such as it is, these are the Overcomers, those who will rise with no blindness in their eyes and who will be glorified and who will remain forever as ones in whom the Lord took great delight.
To be continued..................
Kenneth B Visscher