~ The Mystery Of The Faith  ~ Drink Ye All Of It
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AS READ BY KENNETH B VISSCHER, WINDOWS MEDIA FILE
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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Hebrews 11:1-3

 

But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]. Hebrews 11:6 AMPLIFIED

 

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. Matthew 26:26-30

 

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. Proverbs 15:3

 

And finally, all be of one mind, having compassion on one another, loving the brothers, tenderhearted, friendly. Never give back evil for evil, or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, giving blessing, knowing that you are called to this so that you might inherit blessing. For he that wants to love life and to see good days, let him restrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking guile. Let him turn aside from evil and do good. Let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears open to their prayers. But the Lord's face is against those who do evil. And who is the one who will harm you if you become imitators of the good? But if you also suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. And do not fear their fear, nor be troubled, but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready always to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason of the hope in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that while they speak against you as evildoers they may be shamed, those falsely accusing your good behavior in Christ. For it is better, if the will of God wills it, to suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing. 1 Peter 3:8-17

 

And the Word of Jehovah came to me, saying, The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house. His hands shall also finish it; and you shall know that Jehovah of Hosts has sent me to you. For who has despised the day of small things? For they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel. These seven are the eyes of Jehovah which run to and fro through the whole earth. And I answered and said to him, What are these two olive trees on the right of the lampstand and on its left? And I answered again and said to him, What are the two olive clusters beside the two golden pipes, emptying the golden oil from themselves? And he answered me and said, Do you not know what these are? And I said, No, my lord. And he said, These are the two sons of fresh oil who stand by Jehovah of the whole earth. Zechariah 4:8-14

 

And we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. And not only so, but ourselves also, who have the firstfruit of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, awaiting adoption, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope. But hope that is seen is not hope; for what anyone sees, why does he also hope for it? But if we hope for that which we do not see, then we wait for it with patience. Romans 8:22-25

 

Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:16-22

 

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. Revelation 14:1-5

(2 Visions)

(1st Vision)

“The Lord then from His seated position upon the Throne of Glory leaned forward overshadowing the earth. With deliberate power and strength in His arms he struck the top of the earth, first with the right arm, then with the left arm with His hands extended. As he struck the earth the earth would shake, and veer left, then right and back again, back and forth by the continual blows of the arms of the Lord upon the earth causing the earth to shake and to be moved out of its place over and over again in a continual successive pattern. This shaking the Lord controlled, but it was nevertheless hard for the earth and the nations within it to be thus so shaken and moved by this pattern of the Lord’s impending judgments upon it. First one arm, then the other, back and forth the pounding continued, the earth continued to shudder, shake and be moved from side to side with its axis being continually moved in severe patterns and shakings. This judgment of the Lord was being done in present real time and did not reflect the centuries or ages past in time that has been thus far, but as to the time which the world has now entered. What has taken place in the world of men in the way of dismantling the systems of man is only at its beginning, the dismantling and the shakings and the utter destruction by the Lord’s judgments are going to continue now in a very rapid and increased rate.”

(End Vision)

(2nd Vision)

“Out of the nations of the earth back unto the Lord was a flowing river. This river had flowed as a trickle, as a small stream for many periods of time, but now the river widened and flowed back to the Lord to come unto Him as a mighty river. When the river was later seen its waters were brown with pollutions and with the contaminations that the world carries within it. The affiliation of this river with the kingdoms of the world caused this river to be ever so polluted and made defiled so that there was no purity of water within it as it flowed back unto the Lord. The river did not flow back unto the Lord of its own volition, it flowed back unto the Lord because the Lord was the one that caused this to happen, He drew the river back unto Himself. I saw that in times past the trickle of the river, the smaller parts of it were pure, holy, and clean with no pollutions. But as time progressed the waters had begun to increase in size, began to be polluted and began to return unto the Lord in power albeit unclean. As it returned to the Lord the cleansing power of Jesus would drop onto the river and the pollutions in it would dissolve instantly so that the river was cleansed of its pollution and made pure and clear and clean and so that it would in the end of its flow be a pure river of clean water which came back unto the Lord out of the world of men. These are the Overcomers. The firstfruits unto God and the Lamb, they that will take part in the first resurrection being conformed first unto His death and dying in this world, then coming alive out of this world back unto the Lord. A clear line of distinction has been drawn between the world and the company of Overcomers, it is not “still” being drawn, it “has been” drawn. When the Lord appears this cleansed company will know who they are in Christ and will be full participants in His resurrection, AT THAT TIME. Not prematurely, but at the appearing of the Lord when Jesus comes again for the firstfruits. This is that river that the Lord is bringing back unto Himself. Do you feel the pollutions of the world still upon you? Then that qualifies you to be part of this river!”

(End Vision)

The intensity of our times is a complete understatement, a bold declaration that holds within it the power to either make a person stronger or completely break them apart. We are in a time of great flux, a time wherein the pressures of this day are almost incomprehensible, where we find more and more the loss of knowing which way is up and where our hope is supposed to be. There is fraud everywhere in the spirit world as the antichrist forces of deception have raised even stronger munitions against the saints of the Most High. There are so very many who claim they are hearing and following the voice of the Lord, but when it is tested, we find that it is the voice of the imitator, that perdition which stands in the holy place as God saying I AM GOD. The most subtle of deceptions in our time is “passivity” which leads to “complacent stances in faith” with no boldness to stand strong in the faith first delivered to us. A stance that is made sure by being lukewarm seems to be the norm for this hour, thinking that the passive acceptance of the things of the Lord is equivalent to overcoming victory. It is during this passivity that we lose touch with the reality of the war we are truly in when it comes to our current spiritual position.

 

In the natural world the systems of man are collapsing. This mirrors what is happening in the spiritual world as the indoctrinated systems of man are also collapsing. The entire gamut of Christendom is being overrun with deceptions of every sort, nothing is as it seems when it comes to those who claim they have a hold on something valid in the Holy Spirit. When tested, the validity vanishes and those holding on to what they thought was truth end up knowing they were deluded and the recourse of recovery seems to be impossible to them. Many are waking up to the fact that they have been asleep in deception which came by this same passivity.

 

We are in a war, if you think you are not, then delusion is your portion. Tell me, why would the Lord in this hour be preparing His Army? Why is it His will to form His Overcomers into the Joel chapter 2 Army if there were not a spiritual war? The preparations are of the Lord, He is teaching us not to escape pressure, but to be bold IN pressure! Not to come to the end of trials, BUT TO BE PROVEN IN THOSE TRIALS. The candidates for the Army of the Lord are a people who did not avoid temptation and trial, but went through temptation and trial and emerged on the other side of it all as clean vessels fit for the master’s use. These vessels are soldiers who have removed their own minds and have taken on the Lord’s mind. They allow the Lord, the HEAD of this Army, TO THINK FOR THEM. The manifestation of the Sons of God which is right in front of us in world history IS TO BE FOR WARFARE. This Army will discomfit and behead and destroy all that has been in delusion in the passive sleep that the world lays in by the powers of darkness which hold it this way. That Army will “wake up” the inhabitants of the world from their slumber and with their swords will remove the chains of bondage from each and every soul.

 

Here is the current “state” of the Overcomer right now in our time. Although you may vary a bit from this triple definition, you will nevertheless bear witness to these words. For those whom the Lord calls “Overcomers”, there is a very distinct pattern, right now, today, in this time.

* First, the knowledge or awareness of the presence of the Lord has “waned” from them. They are unable to accurately perceive the presence of the Lord in their hearts, it is there in a very small extent as a still small voice, but it is very minute, very distanced from the scramble of thoughts in the mind.

 * Secondly, the Overcomer is not sure which the next step to take is. Where do we go from here? How do we continue to OBEY the Lord when we know not what that step is? The Lord, for the firstfruits manchild company, has taken from them the ability to know what is or is not the current course their faith is to take them in. They have no idea as to where and how they are to currently walk.

* Third, they have no clue as to when the promise of the Lord’s coming and the reception of their glorified bodies is to actually happen, this too seems distanced from them.

As the true Son and Daughter assembly of the Lord, these who are seeking to be part of this great manifestation are finding that they are also “estranged” from one another. The camaraderie that they were supposed to enjoy with each other is instead fraught with separation, division, discord and disharmony. I am not speaking of those who have continued on in lukewarm assemblies getting “new” revelations all the time and having “new” words all the time which support their lukewarm new age condition. I am speaking of those who have abandoned everything to follow the Lord, forsaking everything and everyone in the process. These have found themselves utterly abandoned to the Lord, their eyes fixed on Him alone, but estranged from their fellow Overcomer. Each one is singled out by the Holy Spirit to be “separate” and “alone” with their Heavenly Father while He corrects everything about them.  In other words, the thought they had of unity and unbroken fellowship with others is actually opposite at this time, they are singled out by the Lord, held apart from all others and they seem to be completely alone.

 

The other part of this experience is that in this condition of being alone with the Lord, alone from all others, and apart from any other external supports, that it seems like the Lord removes His hand of protective covering from you. Instead of being held under the shadow of the Almighty in contentment and peace, we find the railing accusations of enemy spirits hounding us in our thinking minds from every direction, from every source imaginable and from every circumstance that surrounds us. The “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High” found in Psalm 91, and the “abiding in His shadow”, is exchanged just now for the railing accusations of the forces of darkness. These forces couple themselves with your own personal carnal mind and they tell you that you are a total and complete failure and that your life is overcome with grief because the Lord has forsaken His promise to you! “You won’t make it as an Overcomer”! , is their railing accusation! This is a very real experience! It is happening right now, TO THOSE WHO WILL BE FOUND PERFECT AT HIS COMING! I say it again; this is a very real experience!

 

So what is happening to those who have chosen to obey the Lord and come apart unto Him?

They are eating the flesh body of The Lord Jesus Christ, consuming all His flesh.

They are drinking the filled up cup of the blood of Jesus, that covenant cup in His blood.

 

The Lord is requiring us to “drink ye all of it”. This is part of the overall plan of the Lord, that all external supports be removed and that faith alone carries us to the point of His return. Or if you’d rather see it another way, that faith alone brings you unto the Lord IN PERFECTION. What the Lord is after is PURE FAITH IN HIM ALONE. To bring this to the forefront is necessary as He prepares to return and to take us unto Himself in glorified bodies in the first resurrection. To do this FAITH MUST BE FIRST COMPLETE, THEN HE SHALL COME. To have this complete faith, the cup of Jesus blood which was the new covenant He gave us at the last supper with His disciples; that cup must be fully drunk by each and every member of His Overcoming Army. The soldiers of the Army of the Lord must drink all of that cup, no soldier will fill any rank in that Army to set creation free if they first have not fully partaken of the cup of Christ’s blood which He shed for the remission of our sins. Not only are we to drink fully this cup, but we are also to eat all of the Lamb of God, ingesting the body and flesh of Jesus fully into ourselves until there is no more of His body to ingest. For the body of Christ to be eaten for the cup of Christ’s blood to be fully partaken of, the Lord must remove ALL EXTERNAL SUPPORTS. Right now we are in the throes of having all the supports, which includes the awareness of His presence, removed from us.

 

When Jesus comes He will be the commander and chief of this Army. At that time when He comes the realm of that which is timeless, the realm of spirit will bring the Army of the Lord into that same timeless existence. That is the only key we have to knowing that our tribulations will then be at an end and that we will be qualified to bring to an end the tribulations “in time” found in the world of men. The Lord’s Army will march forward in this power of timeless spirit all in order to end man’s estrangement from God and to fully reconcile all things back unto the Lord in full liberty with no taint or stain upon any soul at all. Do not believe for a minute that your tribulations are now ended, if you believe that they are in this current hour, then I venture to say that you are not part of the Lord’s Army! The Lord’s Army FULLY EATS THE BODY OF CHRIST AND DRINKS HIS BLOOD COMPLETELY, partaking in all the sufferings that Jesus partook of, which included His cross statement of “why hast thou forsaken me?” WE FOLLOW THIS PATTERN. We are right now in this state of flux because we are having our crucifixion process COME TO THE FULL. The Lord seems like He is absent! It does not end however UNTIL THE LORD COMES IN POWER AND IN GREAT GLORY TO DELIVER US AND TO RAISE US FROM THE DEAD. We as the firstfruits unto the Lord must first be delivered ourselves! Hence this strange work in this hour, this seemingly long waning of His presence, the inability to know which way to walk or what to do or how to turn ourselves. We end up IN A SINGLE GAZING FAITH LOOKING AT THE LORD ALONE. This is what He is after right now in us and it is succeeding very well.

 

Then He shall come. And His coming will end this separation one from another as we in perfect rank and order are formed into the Army WHICH IS YET TO MARCH. At this present time however we are still in the same outward circumstances, the same problems of life, the same current tide of disintegrating systems of man and the unanswerable problems between nations. As individuals we are still working in this world, doing what is necessary to survive, trusting in our faith for the Lord’s promise to be fulfilled in us. At the same time, THESE PRESSURES ARE INCREASING. The pressure of longsuffering and patience waiting for our change to come and of our lives to see the forward motion of the spirit of the Lord sweep us up into the fuller unveiling of His purposes in the next age that is dawning. Ours is not to “plan” a future, ours is to “live it”, by walking out this perplexing time with our faith alone to carry us, that is exactly what the Lord is after. He wants us to not only exercise and walk in faith, but to be examples of it in the Lord’s eyesight having fully partaken of Christ’s body and blood, eating all of it, and the phrase “drink ye all of it” as being our sole purpose now until His promised appearing. Then we shall eat the new feast which will be given not just to the Overcomers, but to all those in the world of men who will need to be fed the righteous things of the Father.

 

Those in delusion will live opposite to the scenario painted in this writing. They are content and ok and have no serious distresses to affect them. They claim they have a word from the Lord, but that word is fraught with whatever doctrine they hold to which allows them to live in such utter contentment with no real hard tribulation to endure. The Overcomer is sometimes overcome of heavy trial, heavy testing, not knowing at times which way is up from down. They are held in such a place in the Lord because FAITH keeps them, their trust is ONLY in the Lord and in nothing else, they do not have any crutches to their walk nor delusions to feed them. The Lord is LORD in all they do. The deceived ones have brought the Lord down to their level and have lifted themselves up to the heights of the Holy. But the Overcomer has made themselves of NO reputation and are only able to have faith at this time. This is the final stage before He comes!

To be continued……………..

Kenneth B Visscher
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