~ The Mystery Of The Seven Stars– The Disregarded Vesture ~
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AS READ BY KENNETH B VISSCHER, WINDOWS MEDIA FILE MP3

 

I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches. Revelation 1:10-20

 

Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the world's rulers, of the darkness of this age, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Therefore take to yourselves the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Therefore stand, having your loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Above all, take the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching to this very thing with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. Ephesians 6:10-18 MKJV

 

And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. And sitting down they watched him there; Matthew 27:33-36

 

If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of God and of glory rests on you. Truly according to them, He is blasphemed, but according to you He is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evildoer, or a meddler in the affairs of others. But if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God because of this. For the time has come for the judgment to begin from the house of God. And if it first begins from us, what will be the end of those disobeying the gospel of God? And if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing, as to a faithful Creator. 1 Peter 4:14-19 MKJV {Underline/Italics mine}

 

And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head are many diadems; and he hath a name written which no one knoweth but he himself. And he is arrayed in a garment sprinkled with blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and pure. And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty. And he hath on his garment and on his thigh a name written, KINGS OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. Revelation 19:11-16 ASV

 

Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? Matthew 6:27

 

For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. 1 Corinthians 11:31-32

(2 Visions)

(1st Vision)

“The Overcomer, dressed in full armour like would have been worn in olden days stood upon the earth with their shield up and the sword fully drawn and held upright in the air. The stance of this one was as though he were continually ready for battle; no other thought was in their mind other than the thought of battle concerning their spiritual position in the things of the Lord. The Overcomer faced southwards, but looked westward and up and saw standing at the right hand of the Father the Lord Jesus Christ who held in His right hand the 7 stars and the mystery of the 7 stars. So the Overcomers head was turned to the right beholding Christ and the stars and yet the Overcomers feet were firmly planted in the earth. As the stars in the hand of Christ began to grow brighter so did a storm gather and an assault begin upon the Overcomer who beheld this. The more brighter the stars became, the more the storm of life increased and the more the spirit beings of negative realms of darkness attacked and attacked again and again until the assaults were continual and unrelenting. So there is the picture. The Overcomer beholding Jesus at the right hand of the Father and Jesus holds the 7 stars. As this is seen in the Overcomers faith the assaults against them only increases and grows in intensity as the stars grow brighter and brighter. Finally, after a period of time around the armoured Overcomer the assaults were continual, the storm raged furiously and the debris of the earth and of the world of men continually were cast into the armoured bodies of they that overcome, so great was the sound of war against those who beheld Christ holding forth the 7 stars.”

(End Vision)

 

(2nd Vision)

“In a bright cloud of glory above the earth I did see the Ancient of Days sit, even upon the Throne of His glory in the full majesty of His person. The clouds under Him were so thick and heavy that no one upon the earth could see through them to see the Lord; He was hidden from the sight of men. The Lord had completely stopped moving in any motion of spirit in any place upon the earth. I saw that the cessation of the motion of His spirit in the earth is in current real time, this is happening even now that the Lord is not moving in any part of the earth or upon any person at all anywhere EXCEPT IN THOSE WHOM HE WILL RAISE IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION. The Lord is not moving anywhere else. So I saw the Lord enveloped in this cloud upon His Throne. He moved in the lives of they that would overcome and He had them lay out in order in their lives all that they had grown to know as truth. So in the souls of the Overcomers were all the things laid out in order and in truth so that all that was in them was in perfect order as to their spiritual lives. I saw these things that the Overcomer held dear as truths from God laid out as though they were in piles of foodstuffs and precious elements, metals, gold and silver and bread and water and honey and many such things that the Lord had given over the years of their life previous. Once all was laid out in the life of the Overcomer and the Lord saw it in order, He then moved, and in that motion HE JUDGED THE OVERCOMING COMPANY. This is the result of the judgment. ALL THAT THE OVERCOMER HAD LAIN OUT AS PRECIOUS, EVERY PARTICLE OF IT, ALL OF IT DID GOD TAKE AWAY FROM THEM AND REMOVE FROM THEM AND MAKE TO VANISH OUT OF THEIR LIFE EVEN THE MEMORY OF THEM. Those very things that the Lord had once given, HE NOW DID TAKE AWAY. All that was left was bare naked faith in Christ Jesus alone, NOTHING ELSE WAS LEFT. This was the result of the judgment, this is the current state of the Overcomer in the earth, the ones who will rise in the first resurrection when Christ comes, they have lost everything they once owned in God, even any semblance of hope, all to only have faith in Jesus. So great was this removal that even the memory of what once was there had now been totally removed and nothing remained unto the coming of Christ.”

(End Vision)

Continuing on now in the 4th part of our study on The Mystery of the Seven Stars held in the right hand of the risen Christ. Any Overcomer in the earth at this time is now fully crucified. Their lives are completely impaled upon crosses, their hands and feet are nailed securely and they are completely unable to move at all in any motion or effort or in anything that would show any kind of freedom. Many around in the world of Christendom are proclaiming their freedom in Christ, but not the Overcomer, they are bound to the process of the separation of flesh from spirit that has happened. Their bodies now upon these crosses have entered into a nervous twitching, they are at the point of exasperated death, the infilling and exhaling of their lungs has but only a few more breaths to take, then their spirit, which they have commended unto God will return to God, the death will finally be over. I say this in prophecy, that is how close we are.

 

Right now you are completely unable to move out of your present circumstances. There is nothing you can do about it. You cannot better your earthly situation nor can you hope to. The time of you trying to make your life better in the earth has ended, you are now in the point of no return. You are REJECTED COMPLETELY by those who live around you and know you and who see you daily, these people do not accept you. The Christian world does not understand anything about you nor can they figure you out or come to a conclusion about your walk other than you must be horribly deceived or hated by God because your doctrine must be off or your walk must be tainted by deceptions borne of your own pride or ego. As Christ was the stone the builders rejected, so they reject you. Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree. There is no way around it, the cross is now being fully experienced by the Overcomer. Their lives seem to be in a shambles. They sometimes do not know how much work in the world they will have to pay their way through this life. They are not understood by family members, some even by their own spouses or children or parents. They are cut off, alone, despised and rejected and they hang putrid upon a cross as the pall of death takes them. They live OPPOSITE to the riot and party that Christendom has in their prosperity message and in getting built up all the time with more and more every day. The Overcomer is stripped more and more every day, more is taken from them, more is withheld from them, they are not free to seek their own ambitions.

 

Every time the Overcomer would move forward to act according to their gifts or talents, or every time the Overcomer would move forward to act according to their abilities or knowledge, every single time the Lord frustrates it. When they try to do something “here” or something “there”, the Lord frustrates all their attempts. When they would move forward in their artistry, the Lord fights against them, when they would lay claim to a wealth of income, the Lord strips it bare. The Lord is the one who is doing the impaling, the frustrating, and the secluding of they that are to be raised in the first resurrection. Every single thing they have as God’s people has been taken away from them EXCEPT FAITH IN CHRIST ALONE. One would think that prior to the Lord’s coming we would need to be filled over and over again with great realms of knowledge, great understanding of intricate doctrine, massive witnesses of the Holy Spirit in signs and wonders. Instead the Overcomer HAS NOTHING FROM GOD AT ALL. They only are left with just faith in Jesus and THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM – AND YOURSELF – BEING CRUCIFIED. Everything else is gone. Nothing else remains. How strange a place to find ourselves in prior to the Lord’s coming! It is OPPOSITE TO THOSE WHO ANTICIPATE HAVING GREAT WEALTH AT HIS APPEARING.

 

The Lord is coming for those whom the builders rejected, those, like Christ the cornerstone, set aside and rejected as stones unworthy of the temple. These are the stones the Lord is choosing to lay the foundation for the next age, even the time of Christ ruling solely upon the earth upon the eternal Throne. The ones who will take part in the coming of Christ will be they who bear the marks of the cross. These few who allowed their lives to be judged by God and who allowed their lives to be removed from them by the spirit of burning, even not loving their lives unto death. These who for whatever personal reasons allowed God to move in them in such a way as to make them of NO reputation, just as Jesus was. These who suffer the same infamy of the cross. While others are garnering up great storehouses of precious promises, these few let everything go except their faith in Christ alone.

 

When Jesus was raised up on the cross, the soldiers cast lots for His garments rather than to tear them up.  This also happens to the true Overcomer. We lose our qualifications and abilities in the eyes of others, we are completely disregarded and not acknowledged. Our clothes are removed from us in the sight of men all so that we can be held in disdain and not accepted. That is exactly where we are right now, no one truly understands you unless they are in the same sort of impaling. Everything about your life is being rejected, disregarded, hated and held in contempt by others. Why? Because you reject the gleeful doctrines of Christendom, the doctrines that give way to “escape” and to “shortcuts”. You do not accept deliverance nor do you wish to have your garments which they cast lots for returned unto you.  Your life is made into a byword, a curse by those who look upon you, they wag their tongues and say all manner of evil falsely against you, your garments are sold off in a betting scam and nothing you do can salvage your life in the earth. You have power to end your cross, you can reject the Lord’s way, but you do not because your vision is for the great glory that is beyond this time we are in.

 

We are at the closing of this age. Right now you are frustrated from any attempts at godliness. This frustration and this impaling upon the cross is the act of the Lord bringing up all flesh before Him that He might judge it. This judgment is necessary so that the flesh does not inhibit the true work of the Overcomer which is to offer themselves up unto God as a living sacrifice. Not to become holy by obedience alone, but to lose one's life as one offering themselves up to God again and again daily.  And I am here writing this morning after a long time to say to you that the throes of the cross are nearly done in you. We are at the end of not only the cross, but also of this very age, this very second world. The Lord is now about to terminate our trials. Not yet, but soon! Just before He comes we will enter great, supernatural, PEACE.

 

So this is the time of judgment. The more we are faithful to the Lord, the more we are attacked by the minions of hell. The more our armour is battered by the battle of the day. The more we are rejected and despised, even by those who should know better, the more we enter into the silent secret sufferings of our Saviour. In all of this we enter REST. In all of this we look forward to the glory set before us. We see the 7 stars in the right hand of the Christ and we rejoice knowing that our true witness is in heaven, even at the right hand of the Father. No one understands the way you took in this walk of crucifixion and those same ones who did not understand the way you took will also not understand it when they have their lives removed by the spirit of burning. For the Lord will turn and will bring all of this same judgment TO the world of men, including Christendom, and by that same fiery law will consume from off all of the earth that which Jesus died to redeem us from. The flesh nature MUST die worldwide and DIE IT WILL. As this time draws to a close those who bore this shame now will bear glory then.

 

A strange thing is happening to us. We are losing everything we once held dear in our doctrine. The Lord, instead of building us up into some sort of super saint is reducing us down – through the power of the all consuming cross – to JUST having faith. In that reduction process are the long drawn out years of our life laid out in full measure that the life also of Jesus might reign in our mortal bodies. We get all our doctrine straight, all our faith secure, and the Lord comes in this judgment and takes it from us. He is taking EVERYTHING FROM US. We are being left with just the pangs of the cross and the faith that is the kind that pleases God. Jesus said that none of us by taking thought can add one cubit to our stature. What does that mean? It means we cannot change our circumstance by thinking we are something “other” than what we really are. When a person adds to themselves something they consider precious and assumes that the Lord wants this to be part of their lives, they then end up deceived. For an example of this take an instance in your life when you thought that if you walked a certain way in your faith that the Lord would prosper it and bless it in such a way as to give you a brand new standing in God. So if you were to name and claim that your trials were over, you’d have no more trials or no more cross. If you claimed this loud enough and with enough energy, then it would happen. That is like trying to add a cubit to your stature. It cannot be done and all you do will only gender a disillusioned state. Every deception now in the world of men comes from trying to be something that you are not. For Jesus, He thought it not robbery to be equal with God, but in that thought He also knew that the state of the world needed deliverance, so He obeyed by laying down His own life. There was no sign of prosperity in that. So it is for us, we do not hold to anything else except faith in the Lord and in His finished work and in the promise of His coming.

 

Concerning the 7 stars and the 7 churches, the Overcomer MUST overcome in those churches and must do so according to the rule that the Lord lays out for it to happen. That rule is simple. You overcome them BY COMING OUT OF THEM. By separating FROM THEM to be found right in the Lord’s sight as one that overcame. Even the Philadelphia church had the temptation within it of those who were of Satan’s synagogue and who would creep in as false brethren. A false brother is one who tried to change their cubit! Their stature is the same, but their proclamation is not! To overcome therefore in the 7 churches is to be separate from the churches and from those that lay claim within them!

 

 I know that this writing may have been hard to understand, but if you are one who is walking with the hope of the Lord’s coming in your heart, then you will know what it means to lose everything to wait for it. You won’t be in the world building up your own life, you will not be part of those who think they have arrived at the fixed point of being perfect, you know full well that the time of the Lord’s appearing is still in front of us and that our lives are still being laid out as ones who are living sacrifices. Family members, friends and your neighbours won’t understand this, but you do in your faith, and therefore this word will cause all that to be perfectly clear. The time of His coming, of the end of the cross and of our soon rising in bodies glorified has well nigh come. We are about to see it happen. God is shaking all that is high up in man’s world, and we His Overcomers will finish that shaking.

 

To be continued……………..
Kenneth B Visscher
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