Fire and Smoke Flowing From The Throne
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. Rev 11:15-17
Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. Heb 9:1-15.
Rejoice in the Lord alway: [and] again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord [is] at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Philippians 4:4-9
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2
That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 2 Peter 3:2-13
"As the sun was setting I saw the Sons and Daughters of God yet in their mortal bodies being guided by divine unction as the Lord cared for them and looked out for them during the collapse of the building and the structure of Babylon. The towers and walls and fortresses and systems of Babylon were under severe shaking by the Lord who did cause all within the systems of man to shake and to rattle and to become vain both in man's attempt to heal Babylon and to prevent or stop or fight against the shakings. As the Lord shook the structure of Babylon the walls and the buildings began to crumble. The entire system of Babylon from its lowest foundation to its highest towers were under the shaking judgments of God and the collapse of its buildings were done in such a way as to make it impossible for it to be rebuilt. The stones of Babylon fell to the earth landing upon the dust of the earth pounding up large clouds of dust and debris. The rocks and blocks of Babylon were raining down upon the earth as if it were a huge firestorm, the entire structure was being demolished. I saw the Sons and Daughters of God being instantly guided right and left, stopping and starting, moving this way and that way all by the directive of the Lord who by His Holy Spirit did guide them to dodge and miss the falling blocks from the crumbling structures. However I noticed that the feet of the Sons and Daughters of God were bare, they wore no sandal nor any shoe and their feet were filthy with the cast up dust of Babylon as the blocks did strike the earth from the collapse. Some of the blocks were large like one would see in a pyramid, others small like the size of a man's fist. But the dust of their casting up would cake itself upon the feet of the Lord's children so that their feet had the contamination of Babylon's soil even though they were under the protective guidance of the Lord."
"Then the Angel which carried me and supported me holding me under my right arm brought me nigh to the Throne in the Holiest of all in the Heavenly Temple right near the place of the seat of Glory. This seat of Glory would not be mistaken for any other seat of authority or of the power of God as it did release itself in waves of Amber and Jasper outward to reveal the Holiness of God and the ability it had to make all other things derelict in imperfection when compared to the place of His Throne. The Angel then did set me down near between the Altar of Incense and the Throne in the Holiest Place wherein the Father did sit with Jesus at His right hand. I saw out from there towards the sea and the place of the outer court wherein the inhabitants of the world of man from every age and every time frame and from every place were in attendance but were in a state of apostasy and were dereliction. As man stood in this outer place in the matter of "time" I saw the wrath of God in the form of a blazing rolling ball of fire come forth from the Throne out unto this outer court to consume and to destroy all life that was there from every age including this very age. But the fire ball could only go as far as the Brazen altar where it was stopped by the altar and where it could go no further. As it stopped at the Brazen altar the heat of the fire within and above the altar increased in great magnitude until it was hot with the judgments of God upon it. From that heat reflected in the faces of mankind did the heat come and turn and cleanse until all was in a state of being cleansed by fire so that God would in the end show mercy and reconcile all back unto Himself because of this Holy and infinitely hot fire. So it was that I saw in a moment the restitution of all creation and the redemption of all humanity and the cleansing of humanity and of this fallen creation even through the redemptive works of God when it comes to His openly displayed wrath and flowing fire from the Throne of His Glory."
"Being still before the Lord in this place near to the Altar of Incense I beheld the smoke in that smaller altar increase in size and fill the inner parts of it both with thick smoke and with the fragrance of that smoke. Then with a loud noise of the sound of a great rushing the smoke intensified and increased and began to flow forth over the sides of the altar and over the vast expanse of the Holy Place and even into the Holiest Place wherein the smoke did rise and came up even into the nostrils of the Lord so that the Lord did smell the fragrance of this smoke. The wrath of the Lord had come to the full and was now being readied to be poured forth in the final judgments of this present age. The smoke also had flown across the floor of the holy place and of the Holiest of all but in the Holy place near unto the Throne of God I saw the smaller thrones set with elders upon them and around these thrones also did the smoke migrate and fill even the entire expanse of the floor. As the smoke did move about the lesser thrones and across the holy place and out toward the other pieces of furniture I heard above the heads of the elders a great loud peal of thunder and there were many bolts of lightning and many were the flashes and lightning bolts and loud peals of thunder that accompanied the smoke of the altar of incense. This smoke then once the lightning and thundering were finished did descend unto the world of man and did fill the world of man. When God did see the smoke of the altar of incense fill the world of man He remembered His covenants and did remember His promises and He came once again in full measure to reconcile and to restore mankind and fallen creation back to the place of permanence in a holy state wherein the curse of the fall was forever removed and all were reconciled back to God in full redemption giving glory unto His name."
(The following is included from a previous vision of the altar of incense)
"Being held still on the side where I beheld the judgment of The Ancient of Days upon the world of men, I saw the Altar of Incense increase in its bowls the smoke and the fragrance of its burning. The smoke trailed down over the sides of the altar onto the floor of the Holy place and then proceeded to move up unto the Holiest place wherein the Throne itself was set in the Holiest of All. There the smoke did move about on the floor of this heavenly temple and it coursed its way till it found place under the seats of the lesser thrones round about the Throne of God. These lesser thrones were the thrones of the elders whom God had granted right to sit and to rule from them and to reign from them over the expanse of the cosmos itself. The smoke from the altar of incense then proceeded up unto the highest part of the expanse of the temple in heaven, filling even the highest part. While this smoke was filling up this holy chamber the wrath of God as the Ancient of Days was issuing forth in fiery stream unstoppable unto the world of man and unto the fallen realms of creation and all that man had done to destroy the earth and the sea. Not only did the wrath of God touch the earth and the sea, but it ascended to the very cosmos itself with much noise, with loud peals of thunder and with large flashes of light and fearsome winds. Yet the smoke from the altar of incense ascended up even unto the nostrils of The Ancient of Days. God was then reminded of His promise and of His great love and that His wrath was but for a moment of time. God was reminded by this fragrance that His wrath was there to reconcile, not part, and to restore, not destroy, the lives of man. Thus was His wrath assuaged by the fragrance from off of the altar of incense."
"Being still held there by the Angel which supported me under my right arm I fell into a great desperation and a great fear of God came over me wherein I was unable to find the point of desperation within me of the fear I had over His person. I did see the face of the Lord as He sat upon the Throne and His wrath had come full up into His face and His anger was kindled against the world of man and against the false idols man had set up and had regarded as their gods in the earth. I did see at this point that the wrath of the Lord manifested itself in such a way as to exude from the Lord great waves of judgment which came as though they were loud peals of thunder and flashes of lightning. The Throne did shake and the smoke from under the Throne filled the Holiest place with the wrath of God because of the wickedness of man which had become very great in the earth. So then viewing this feature of the face of the Lord I cried out by reason of it. When I cried out I saw a fiery stream like a mighty river of fire issue forth from the left thigh of The Ancient of Days who did sit upon the Throne. This fire did course its way down through the articles of furniture in the Holy Place and out over the heads of those in the Heavenly Sea and over the heads of those who were in the world of man, even extinct nations and people long since dead in this world did this fiery wrath go forth unabated to judge and to burn up and to dissolve all that was in the world of man."
(The following is included from a previous vision of the fiery stream from the thigh of God)
"As I stood supported under my arm by the Angel I was carried to stand at the side edge near the place where the Throne was set in the Holiest of All. It was there as I stood being held up by the Angel that great heat struck my face and there was a great noise and thunder and much smoke. The Throne was surrounded by smoke and loud peals of thunder and with much noise as the sounds of many strikes of lightning and many peals of thunder. I looked up and beheld a Throne set and ONE that sat upon the Throne, even the Ancient of Days. His face I did see and His wrath had come up into His face to the full. From under the Throne came forth an issuing stream of fire. This issuing stream of fire came up from beneath the Throne up to the seat of the Throne and alongside the left thigh of the Ancient of Days, streaming forward as it went. I saw the fire go forth then from His thigh out to surround the various articles of furniture that were before God in the highest place, nearest the Throne, then out past the candlestick, the altar of incense, the laver, the brazen altar and out past the multitudes gathered there and the Sea, out unto the world of man. I saw that this now is the beginning of the judgment of God upon the world of man. I say again in a present word of prophecy. Judgement has now begun in the world of man."
"I beheld the nations gathered and trading one amongst the other, each one trading and each one buying and each one selling all within the parameters of man's invention and of man's doing. Each one had within themselves a mark upon their forehead and in their right hand which caused them to be identified with the carnal life of the world of man and not with the life of the Father. As each traded and as each sold and as each bought I saw that the earth, the world filled up with slices of white unhealthy bread. The bread slices were so many and so high and so thick that the earth could not be seen anymore by reason of the slices of unhealthy white bread which covered the earth. All areas of soil or of natural creation were invisible to see because this bread instead covered the world of man and the earth was greatly polluted because of this bread. The bread slices, every single one of them, were covered in mildew and mold and in black debris and in filth. The spirit of understanding rose in me and I saw that this bread represented the money systems of the world. The Lord then said to me. "I have brought the money systems of this present world to rot!"
Let it be said that repetition and remembrance of where we are and who we are as Overcomers is necessary in this day. Remember that we are not to be frustrated with the long time it seems to take for the Lord to work out His purposes in the earth, but rather we are to be thankful that He has included us in this working even though we do not deserve it. No one who is of the company of first fruits can lay any claim that they recognize that trait in their own life. Right now at this present time the company of Overcomers are in a state of frustration over their long drawn out testing and over their deferred hope that makes the heart sick. There is no reason to think your hope is deferred! Hope makes us not ashamed! We are on track if we recognize that the Lord has brought our dross to the surface and has eliminated in us any ability we thought we had in ourselves to make any kind of acceptable stance of faith before the Lord without His enabling. We have learned to not trust in ourselves and to not see our carnality as the guiding rule and principle in our lives. Instead we have learned to trust implicitly the word and promise of God that we are first fruits unto Him, even though the opposite seems to be the truth.
I have said this before many times to many people that the Lord chooses the losers. He chooses those who cannot do anything for themselves not that He would accept that anyways. His promise is still right on track, He has not deferred from His promise and He will bring us forth for righteousness sake and for the sake of co-ruling with Him in this age that is dawning.
There IS going to be a resurrection of your deadened state.
There IS going to be a rising that cannot be undone.
There IS a promise that will not fade away.
There IS a surety of a bond with God which cannot be broken.
There IS going to be a first fruit company of Overcomers which will overturn the world.
You ARE part of it!
When you look at the world around you a continuity is there where things seem unchanged. Things seem to be the same as they always have been. For me I thank God for that because living in a peaceful nation is almost impossible nowadays! When I see peace around my home, I pray it continues! But we know that the end is here, the heat of testing in the nations has been pumped up and the pressure of the Lord to disannul all man has done outside of the parameters of the Lord's person is now coming into view as being unusable. Man is running out of options and the violence between factions and nations is only increasing each day. BUT THERE IS AN END. The end is very much going to be a peaceful conclusion to a rather drastic pattern. The Lord is going to end for us all that has to end for the world in time. The entire creation groaning in this tribulation has to now come to liberty which can only happen when our manifestation happens.
All you see around you will melt in fervent heat. There is nothing in the world of man that will not be consumed in the fiery jealousy of the Lord. He must and will bring all this to a rapid conclusion and will bring - at last - His Kingdom. We don't stand here insisting that men turn to the Lord's salvation because we use weaponry and theatrics and pressures to make men turn. We stand as light bearers shining forth the light of Christ in our hearts which convinces men to know the love of God in truth and to abandon all other things. Yet this will now be placed upon the nations when the manifested Sons of God appear on the horizon, that alone will undo all man has worked to achieve in their own strength. They who have been forgotten and who have hidden themselves away in God not attempting to make any name for themselves, these will be shown forth as Overcomers who come with the Lord to rule and reign with Him in full authority.
Remember that you cannot see this in yourself. In yourself you do not see the manifested hope of His appearing as though it had already taken place, you wait for it with hope and understanding of the promise of the Lord to make all things new. I have stated these things many times before, and am led to state it again. The Lord's promise and coming are sure. He is not late, He had not forgotten, He has not fallen short of His promise! There is a millennial reign of Jesus in front of us which is going to happen and which you will be resurrected into! Yours will be the right to enjoy this creation with the full measure of the Lord upon you in infinite weight and power. It is not by what you think of yourself with your natural mind now, but what you are in spirit and in faith that will bring this to your mortal body changing it like unto His raised body. There simply is no other hope for this world and there is no other hope for you personally either. If the Lord does it not, then it won't be done. But to do it He will and it will be fully done and accomplished and you will see it firsthand!
Time is a servant of the Lord. He uses time to His advantage. The next age will also be based on time for those in the nations who will be schooled in the things of the spirit. But for the Overcomer, those who wait for the Lord, time is no more, even now, we are entering a state where time matters not! Our hope secures us whether we live or die waiting for the Lord we are beholding the present promises of God as ours to possess today and not some other day. As far as I can see, we only wait the change of our bodies. Silence has come for the space of half an hour to us, but this half hour of silence is needful for us to come to a rapid decision that our time of waiting on the Lord will in the end bear all the fruit it needs to bear to bring us to completion as risen glorified persons made like unto their savior. We are in such a place that the coming of the Lord is now absolutely next on the very scale of the Lord's purposes. The dross is risen in us and is ready to be abandoned and our redemption draweth nigh!
To be continued......