(9:1) Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
(9:2) For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.
(9:3) And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
(9:4) 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;
(9:5) And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
(9:6) Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
(9:7) 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:
(9:8) 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:
(9:9) 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;
(9:10) Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
(9:11) 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;
(9:12) 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.
(9:13) 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:
(9:14) 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?
(9:15) 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,
And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.
And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD. Lev 10:1-2,
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. Rev 8:1-6,
“The risen Christ held by chains the golden censer bowl filled with incense and smoke before the Father. As He did the smoke of the incense ascended up and filled the Throne room so that the Father was enveloped in the smoke of incense from the censer held by the hand of the living Christ. The smoke was such that it was white in purity, the color of it was not as though it were an earthly smoke of incense, it was a pure ascension of worship and praise unto the glory and honor due to the Father for His great work of redemption and for who He is in holiness and in purity and glory. The fire in the bowl that Christ held by chains was heated seven times hotter thus making the incense smoke ascend whiter, hotter and with rapid speed. Christ Himself wore the garments of the High Priest of intercession, standing on behalf of they that were redeemed by His atonement and upon His chest fastened with straps of gold was The Royal Ephod with the 12 stones of brilliance and the two shoulder stones of the Urim and the Thummim. At the same time as this was happening I saw below the feet of Jesus the terrible crystal and below the crystal the lower firmament of the heavens wherein the people of God were assembled. There were two groups of people assembled. First a very small group whose vision encompassed the Father in His entirety and who saw through the terrible crystal to see Jesus offering their worship unto the Father in pure holiness. These had their faces turned up unto God and their gaze was fixed only upon Him. The second group of people however was a much larger group of people, a great number, a vast array of souls gathered there under the terrible crystal. However I saw that their place there was not but by thievery, they had ascended up by the strength of their own determination and religious effort and not as the first smaller group who ascended there by Jesus bringing them there. This second group ascended to this place in the firmament as though they had it by right, not by laying down their lives for the sake of the Kingdom of God and for the sake of worship unto God alone. It was then that I saw another Jesus. He was below the terrible crystal; in the place where humanity gathered and it was there that this second Jesus also was dressed in the garments of the priesthood and had a censer with chains and incense rising from it. This Jesus was over those with ashen faces, the massive number of humanity which did not worship the Lord in spirit and in truth. These worshipped what they thought was the true Jesus when in fact it was not the true Jesus but was instead that perdition which in this hour has wasted many in the dust heap of derision. This second Jesus had on also the Ephod, but its third row of stones was missing, it had the sockets for the stones, but the stones themselves were not present. This was antichrist and was the power of death unto those who assumed they had life. For these, the smoke of incense did not ascend anywhere into the heavens itself but remained locked in the world’s realm below the terrible crystal.”
“I saw then a great and a marvelous sight, one which made me rise with worship and with gratitude unto the Father which does all things perfectly. For I saw the ascent of the manchild company, the ascent even to the place of the Throne above the terrible crystal, where Christ stood as the Great High Priest, these stood together in company as a mighty one born to rule the nations with a rod of iron. As they rose they came up through the smoke of the incense and approached the Father and His Throne. Christ came in front of them and together they assembled as one in glory and power upon the Throne seated there forevermore. This one that ascended had in his face the smoke of the incense of worship; their faces covered and glorious in that worship unto the Father, yet seated with Him upon the very Throne upon which He sat. As they sat they ruled with the power of God through the endless ages. At the same time I saw below the terrible crystal the false Jesus with the smoke from his censer bowl which he also held with chains. This antichrist held this bowl over the faces of the rest of humanity which was not part of the manchild company and which did not have the true smoke of incense upon them. The smoke from this antichrist came upon the faces of humanity and it blinded them so that they could not see the heavens above, but only that false one who imitated the true. They worshipped this façade of truth as though it were truth and they served this as though truth was their true master, but instead they believed in and served a lie, all compounded now by blindness and the false smoke from the false censer. So close to the terrible crystal and the true realm of heaven did this group ascend, but no further, for they were defiled by their idolatries and by their worship of this one who looked as though he were the true Christ but was not and was in fact antichrist. So these that were not of the manchild had faces filled with polluted smoke which blinded them and caused them to think they saw truth when in fact their delusion was the only truth they saw. Yet it was over these that the Father gave the manchild rule and it was over these that the nations gathered were disintegrated by the ruling power of the manchild company which now occupied the Throne forever seated with the living God.”
“I saw then a mighty Angel standing near to the place of the Heavenly Sea, near to the left side of the Temple. The angle was mighty in height and had great power and great glory, his feet were as burning brass as though they burned in a furnace and when he walked the place of his footsteps would turn molten and grey as the brass of his fire cooled. This mighty Angel was one by which the temple and its ordinances in the realms of Heaven were maintained, this stood as the guarding head of this temple eternally keeping it for all mankind to enter into. The Angel then began to walk from the edge of the Heavenly Sea over towards the right side of the Temple wherein the Altar of Incense in the Highest Heaven stood fixed, even in its place before the Throne. As the Angel walked the noise that was great like mighty rushing waters which filled the atmosphere of Heaven fell silent, no sound was heard as the Angel walked, all that could be heard was the sound of his feet falling upon the paved work of the Temple as he moved towards the Altar of Incense and stood there before it. This was not a conglomerate mass of people, this was a literal Heavenly Angel created by God in the beginning for the service of the Temple and all those who would enter in by it.”
The study of the Holy Temple Opened in Heaven is not another study as to the pertaining parts of neither the Tabernacle furniture nor its express purposes in typology or meaning. Nor is this a study as to any geographical location of such a Temple. The Temple, its service ordained and its place in our lives IS SOLELY A FUTURE PROPHETIC EVENT. It is YET TO COME. Even though John the Revelator saw this in his vision in Revelation 11:19, it is yet to be shown to the latter day church, to the Overcomers who will inherit it and to they who will take part in the ministry of it in the day that is now upon us. This study will encompass mankind in its scope. Even though the visions listed already show a division, the Temple will be the end of the division. The Temple of God opened in Heaven will JUDGE and DESTROY anything that it outside of it! Destroy it in such a way as not to diminish whatever is not part of this holy structure, but to remove from whatever is base and ungodly that which separated them from entering it! The Temple in Heaven only has one line drawn in it that separates mankind from mankind and that is the Throne of the Lord which is granted to they that overcome. No one else at any later date will ever be granted the right to sit and to rule and to reign with Christ upon that Throne, it is only given to they that overcome, but NOT the Temple! It is given for all humanity to enjoy and for God to be with mankind there walking with them for the ages yet to come. Think not of this Temple as a “location”, think of it as a “totality of holiness”, a holiness which can have no more holiness or purity added to it!
If you take the time to read Revelation 11:15–19 you will discover that the Temple in Heaven opened and revealed is shown DURING JUDGMENT. It is as God JUDGES THIS WORLD that the Temple is seen! The key elements of the Temple will become prophetic utterances voiced by the mouth of the manchild, no one else will utter the names of these articles of holiness found therein but they that overcame. As God judges the world He also rewards His servants and rewards the world for the time of displacement into iniquity by removing that iniquity from it BY REVELATION OF THE HEAVENLY TEMPLE AND THE ARK OF THE TESTAMENT FOUND THEREIN.
Now is the time when they that Overcome have come into peril. Theirs is a life buried in this world bound by outward circumstance and signs and wonders which make them all take a second thought as to their qualifications as “Overcomers”. At this present time the trials of life seem overwhelming to those who will form the manchild company. These who are of that company who are ordained for the eternal Throne find themselves at this time cut off, alone, in trial and test and in places where they may have earthly authority and power, but they sadly miss the power they “think” they should have with God. Right now God seems to be their enemy, taking from them their very life in the gamut of daily trial. I say unto you dear reader that this is the place of the Overcomer at this time, buried in the trial of testing and in the heat of the fire of the Holy Ghost! It is unto these that these studies are written!
The Overcomer at this time has set in their ways such insurmountable high problems and trials and tests and many impossible situations. The heat of the fire of God burns in the cells of their beings as never before, their individual identities are lost in a massive sea of humanity as they think their posture before God is nothing more than a faint hope, that His coming is delayed, that His appearing to them will be denied because they are buried in just so much flesh! Dear reader, dear Overcomer! This trial of your faith has filled every cell and atom of your body and your soul with the Holy Fire of God. His spirit burns up in you the dross as never before, rising up into your thinking mind as wave after wave of heat and trial and testing and loneliness and separations one after another after another. The very atoms of your being, the molecules of your existence, and the chemicals of your physical frame, all of the pressures of the day are concentrated upon you and the fire of God burns as well making your escape impossible! Such is the trial of life at this time for the Overcomer!
Hear this well. They that are of the manchild company must first rise as incense of worship and they can only do so if they are burnt by holy fire. As this fire consumes their dross they are purified. You are presently enduring the cross of shame and disgust and the heat of daily trial and everyday life SO THAT YOU CAN BE COMPLETELY AND ENTIRELY CONSUMED IN THE FLAMES OF GOD’S JEALOUSY! And I say unto you in prophecy, that every part of your being that the fire touches now will be turned to incense offered up before the face of the Father, whose face is to look upon like the Jasper and the Sardine stone! Your entire being offered this way will be filled with all the weight, all the size, all the power infinite of The Father in both life giving power and in the resurrection power of the living Christ! Is there an end to your test? THE TEMPLE OPENED IN HEAVEN IS THE SIGN OF THAT VERY END!
Hence this new prophecy and study; that you would know your end, that the dragon cannot devour you when you dear manchild are born, that you cannot be killed nor maimed but are preserved forever to rule and reign with the Lord upon the eternal Throne. Every place the fire of God tested you is the same place that God will fill you with nothing but Himself and the ‘weight’ of His person which is His eternal glory! Welcome dear Overcomer first, TO THE TEMPLE OPENED IN HEAVEN, WHICH TEMPLE IN TIME IS THE PLACE FOR HUMANITY AND FOR ALL THEY THE CHRIST REDEEMED!
To be continued…..
Kenneth B Visscher