What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin so that grace may abound? Let it not be! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father; even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been joined together in the likeness of His death, we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection; knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be destroyed, that from now on we should not serve sin. For he who died has been justified from sin. But if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that when Christ was raised from the dead, He dies no more; death no longer has dominion over Him. For in that He died, He died to sin once; but in that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise count yourselves also to be truly dead to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. Do not yield your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but yield yourselves to God, as one alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under Law, but under grace. Romans 6:1-14
Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone rob you through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And you are complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and power, in whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism, in whom also you were raised through the faith of the working of God, raising Him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross. Having stripped rulers and authorities, He made a show of them publicly, triumphing over them in it. Colossians 2:6-15
And I will give power to My two witnesses, and they will prophesy a thousand, two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. And if anyone will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone will hurt them, so it is right for him to be killed. These have authority to shut up the heaven, that it may not rain in the days of their prophecy. And they have authority over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire. And when they complete their testimony, the beast coming up out of the abyss will make war against them and will overcome them and kill them. And their bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And many of the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will see their dead bodies three days and a half, and they will not allow their dead bodies to be put in tombs. And the ones who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, and will make merry, and will send one another gifts, because these two prophets tormented those living on the earth. And after three days and a half, a spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet. And great fear fell on those seeing them. And they heard a great voice from Heaven saying to them, Come up here. And they went up to Heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched them. And in that hour a great earthquake occurred, and the tenth part of the city fell. And seven thousand names of men were slain in the earthquake. And the rest were frightened and gave glory to the God of Heaven. The second woe passed away. Behold, the third woe comes quickly. Revelation 11:3-14
“Being then caught up in the spirit I beheld a fire, large and billowing which did not splay outward but which enfolded in upon itself. In the midst of the fire deep within the ever increasing heat of it was a Throne set and ONE who sat upon the Throne, even HE who is the Ancient of Days. Before Him who did sit was a paved work and then the atmosphere of that which He had made; and in the atmosphere was a great warring Angel, even Michael warring against the terrible huge red dragon. They fought as one would see a great war. As they battled the heat of their warring caused the temperature in the atmosphere to increase. Upon the earth below this war saw I a tomb and one corporate man who did lie within it wrapped in the cloths of death as the war was over the dead body in this tomb.”
“And there was war in Heaven. Michael and his angels warring against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels warred, but did not prevail. Nor was place found for them in Heaven any more. And the great dragon was cast out, the old serpent called Devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole world. He was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Revelation 12:7-9
“The Overcomers were gathered together unto the Lord wearing the full armour of the spirit standing in readiness to do the will of the Lord. These were the Overcomers in group, coming together unto Christ and unto His greater purposes by His will. Christ walked about in the midst of them inspecting them as a commander would inspect the troops. In Christ’s hand was a very large grey sledgehammer and once He was done inspecting the soldiers of His Army He began to break their legs until the blood in the legs gushed out upon the ground. In terror I ran up to the Lord asking Him why He would do such a thing? “Why are you doing this Lord? This is your Army, the ones who have obeyed you and who have borne their crosses unto death! They came out from all other things to be one with you and upon them you have placed your name! Why are you destroying their legs and letting them bleed with such hurt upon them?” The Lord answered, “It is because of doctrine that is not of me. My people are divided by bad doctrine, I will not have this in my Overcoming Army and therefore I will remove the doctrines that are not of me so that they may be free to walk in perfect unity and with one another, I will have no divisions or factions amongst my people.” I saw that in the blood letting the bad doctrine was being spilt out. This was a working of the Lord in judgment against His Overcomers who bear still with them doctrines that are not of the Word of God. It is but a spiritual picture of what we are bearing in being cut off and alone in our processing.”
Continuing on in the 3rd chapter on The Mystery of Iniquity (self will). I would refer to this writing as the expression of the Overcomer who has had all their life removed, all their breath taken away, that it is written to those who have died and who have lain now in the tomb of death having had their own way removed from them. For the Overcomer has come now into this place wherein they no longer have any volition in themselves in which to walk forward. All that they had as an inspiration in them to ascribe to greater heights in faith has come to this moment in time, the Overcomer has died, with Christ, upon the cross. That is not to say that they have come to the end of the cross, but that the cross has now taken in all the inner elements of the person and has delivered that soul entirely unto the full measure of death which one seeks who knows the word of God in truth. The cross must work alongside that nature in us, that the new “raised again” nature may be distinct and different from that which has been impaled. Not that the iniquitous part needs further impaling, but that the new sinless part of a man, that part which is born after God, would be dead to those former elements.
With this utter destruction of the person by the cross understood the Lord moves us on to a new place wherein we walk according to the dictates and the nature of His life in us, not of the life which is of this present world, but that which is of His person manifested in His everlasting Kingdom. For this past while the Lord came to me with the words that the Overcoming Company is now fully buried in their tomb. The process of death has taken them completely. This is a new way in the Lord we have come to. The proof of it is in your outward circumstance. If you are indeed an Overcomer in Christ, then your freedom has been removed, your ability to walk as other men walk has been vanquished by His will overshadowing yours. The enabled and inherit ability to be your own person has been lost under the cloud of His wrath tying you to your cross of execution. You are not free to move about as others move. You cannot find any comfort or place in this world where the peace of the world would keep you, for the world is now disdained by you in your thinking. Your will to withstand the circumstances your life is overtaken in has been removed from you; like a person with no will you remain confined as one who has experienced the utter loss of their freedoms and personal volition of any kind.
The Overcoming Company has now entered a new place in this hour which we have not entered into before. The wrapping death cloths, the shroud of this fabric now covers the Overcomer completely, even their face is covered so that only the outward form is seen, the person themselves are known but by the shape taken in the wrappings of such cloth. And onto the stone slab within the walls of the tomb this corpse of that which once lived in the world is laid out in death, stoic and with no response any longer to the meagre elements found in the world of men. Such is the present state of the Overcomer.
This is indeed a remarkable achievement in the time scale and in the workings of the Lord. He is bringing us to walk now in that which is just of His risen nature within us. The confinement we have is overshadowed by the life which He is. The consumption we endured by massive realms of tribulation is now surpassed by the spirit of life in Christ which rises new in us in the dawning of this new day. The mystery of iniquity worked in such a way as to deliver us unto this hour. To bring us confined in our outward man to live free in the inward man. Is the tomb of circumstance and tribulation burying you? Then rejoice greatly for so much freer will your life be found in the risen man of the spirit within you.
Remember what has been prophesied before. That prior to the coming of the Lord there would be a great peace to envelop His people, a tremendous calm. I can think of no greater calming peace than to know that my life is wrapped in the bindings of the death cloth and that my corpse is laid to rest in the tomb! It means a ceasing of the anguishing process of the second death! We have endured the second death process for years by our daily bearing of the cross. That death has now accomplished all it needed to in us, at least in the measure of encapsulating all that within us that is of this carnal nature. That is the current word of prophecy I have heard and tested these past few weeks, that the Lord will now remove all falsehoods from His true people and gives them great peace unto the coming of Christ. The vision above of the grey sledgehammer seemed rather drastic, but I understand it now. It was tested again and again repeatedly and now I know that it refers to that part of our lives which must be removed by such judgment, the formulation of doctrine based in error. This vision was extremely hard to write just as the timeline vision was back in 2007; both of these came with tremendous struggle. They came because of my personal desire to test all such things and to see if the spirit that spake them was indeed the risen spirit of Christ. At this point both of those visions have passed the tests.
Looking now at the 12th chapter of Revelation, I wish to show you a pattern. The early part of the chapter begins with the birth of the manchild and the catching up to the Throne of these who are part of that company. Directly after this IS WAR IN HEAVEN. But the verses directly after the war in heaven depicts the Overcomers, (brethren), overcoming the dragon by the blood of Christ and the word of their testimony. It is as though the chapter goes from the Overcomer being caught up as the manchild to the Throne, then the war, then the testimony to conquer and defeat the dragon. Why is it written this way? IT IS WRITTEN THAT WAY BECAUSE THE WAR IN HEAVEN AND THE CONQUERING OF THE DRAGON TAKE PLACE AFTER THE OVERCOMER IS RISEN AND ALIVE IN A GLORIFIED BODY. So hear this well dear reader, the Lord has indicated WE ARE NOW ENTOMBED. So just how close are we to this glorification and being raised from the dead? Jesus spent 3 days in there, what about the Overcoming Company? IT MATTERS NOT, WE ARE IN THE STATE OF BEING BURIED, AND TIME MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO US ANYMORE. The blessing of all this is that WE WERE COUNTED WORTHY TO COME TO THE TOMB. We were counted worthy to be found partaking of this same element of His suffering. So what of the current state of tribulation and trial that besets our lives? IT MATTERS NOT ANYMORE. We know that this all is working to the good end of having us now become fully identified with Christ in His death and burial. Next we will be identified with Him in His resurrection, because THAT IS NEXT.
Now I just stated that the Overcoming Company must be in glorified bodies when the war in heaven between Michael and the red dragon takes place. However, in the vision above there was shown a war in heaven this way WHILE the body lay in the tomb. Both of these scenes ARE TRUTH; for we who now lay entombed are also being warred and disputed over. In Jude verse 9 Michael is seen disputing over the dead body of Moses. But more so, Michael is disputing over the entire camp of Israel, those whom were brought out of Egypt under Moses hand. The war was not just over Moses dead body, but over the tribe of Israel which had been rescued. In the same way the dispute is not just over the fact that Christ had once lain entombed Himself, but that now the Overcoming Company, those who are part of His body, are also under this same dispute. The vision above then has to do with the current state of war while the plan of God is being worked out and not over the final defeat of the red dragon once they are raised in glorified bodies. A contention is taking place over us. A dispute of the grandest scale, Michael the archangel is warring over our dead bodies TO ENSURE WE WILL RISE FROM THE DEAD. Hear this well dear reader, if you are constrained AT ALL, if you life is overcome by the rote of daily trial, if you are oppressed with the long habit of waiting, if you are overcome by the fact that you seem barren within, YOU ARE IN THAT TOMB. You are COUNTED WORTHY OF THIS.
It is now a fact in the spirit, in present truth, in present time, that Michael and his Angels are at full on war with the powers of darkness; disputing OVER YOU. The dispute from the powers of darkness is that you remain dead and entombed, but Michael and his Angels are there to defeat that dispute and to see to it that the spirit of the risen Christ will also animate you from this dead state and cause you to rise to your feet in a glorified body. Such is the working of the Lord in this present day, it is a reality to all those who are now overcome by long trials and tribulations.
· The world is careening onwards to destruction, the systems of man will utterly collapse, and to you it matters not for you are entombed.
· Mankind has lost their peace, wars and troubles never cease, man has fled from sanity, but it matters not for you are entombed.
What happens now in the world of man makes no difference to us. We are together ENTOMBED. Our corpse does lay there while war wages high in the air and mankind grieves over the oppressions of the hour, we lay dead awaiting the spirit of life from Christ to raise us again. This is real dear reader, it is where we are in the eyes of the Father, and it is just one step closer to that great day we all long for of the dawning of His Kingdom AND OUR RESURRECTION.
To be continued……………
Kenneth B Visscher