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,
The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. Ps 34:16-19,
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Ps 51:17,
And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people. For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made. Isa 57:14-16,
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,
“I beheld great tumult in the earth, wars and explosions. The hope of mankind seemed to wane as each one held to their ground on the earth but there was no place found that had any safety anymore, every place upon the earth had become perilous. As the world descended down into these great wars their financial systems and their political systems and the systems ruled over them by present monarchies all began to gather darkness and despair; there was no more any light upon any of these systems for the night sky above the earth had grown dark as no more stars stood upon their places. In the midst of this turmoil of mankind the piercing darkness was opened but a little in the atmosphere above the earth and in that darkness the Temple in Heaven was seen bolstering the faith of the Saints. As the Temple was seen and the Ark revealed in it and the power and presence of God was seen through it men received strength again and they did rejoice in the Lord and in the hope of the coming of the Kingdom of God. The earth in time came once more into the peaceable reign of God amongst the nations.”
There are several things happening all at the same time during the revelation of the Heavenly Temple. First of all, before any of these things happen, the testimony of the Two Witnesses must be made complete. And for this to be made complete; the time frame of the Lord’s purposes and will in the world of man must also be understood. The Two Witnesses must first end the scale of “time” for the world of men. Time must be “completed” for all that the Lord has ordained to have happened in world history and for the dawn of the age that is longed for, the age of His Kingdom. It is at the revealing of the Two Witnesses with power that the timeframe for the earth and for man’s history in the earth in the ages up to this point are to be concluded. In other words, the time needed for the Lord’s purposes to be worked out in nations and in individuals must be at a conclusion. There must come at the close of this age the understanding that the Lord has no more “time” for the world of man to endure. That now the world of men must come to its change, to its restitution, but only after the Two Witnesses have finished their testimony. So note the order, time ends for history, the Two Witnesses complete their testimony and the Kingdom of God comes by the revelation of the Heavenly Temple.
Those who have been cut off and alone through their lives have waited long for the Lord’s purposes to be fulfilled. I say unto those who have been waiting for the promise of His Kingdom, that you together form the “body” of Christ, vitally joined to the HEAD, even Jesus. We’ve heard it a million times, let’s hear it now once more as a revelation and as a bright wind of light and glory! You are JOINED to the HEAD, even Christ, seated with Him in Heavenly places as part of His Body. And that Body joined to that one singular HEAD are THE TWO WITNESSES. Not two individual souls, but the Body of Christ in the earth fully redeemed and kept by the power of God reserved for the age that is now dawning upon the earth! Even though in this natural world the time has seemed long, the promise is sure, the Lord is motioning to move these Witnesses out of their place of solace to bring their testimony to the world of men who will reject it and who will cast them off in their religious pride. Remember that the depiction in Revelation 11 of the Two Witnesses is not only an allegory of our time, but is a carminative conclusion of all the faithful Saints in eons gone by who are also parts of the Lord’s Body.
The testimony is simple. It testifies that the present life of this world has fallen away from the Lord and from His peace and love and joy. That the life of this present world has grown up to become engrossed in thick darkness and in vile debasement of the carnal minds that rule it. The Two Witnesses which is the Lord’s Body in the earth testifies that there is the life of the Lord in resurrection power which has no reference to the world’s current condition. The world’s current condition is the same world Jesus was crucified in, and it is the same world that the Overcomers die to. The conviction of the life of the Lord in resurrection power is what the world hates and I am sure you have heard this also a million times! But let this be to you a fresh wind of the spirit, for the Lord has indicated to me personally THAT HISTORY HAS NOW BEEN FULFILLED UP TO THIS PRESENT DATE AND TIME. There is now the concluded testimony of the Two Witnesses, they have made vocal all that they were ordained to speak and there are no more words of their testimony to share! The world in their utter darkness has rejected the Two Witnesses (death where the Lord once died, the cross of rejection and the cup of suffering), and they in their ‘religious effort’ seem to think that they are still approved of God. Rejoicing in the fact that they have rejected these who testified of the better life of the Lord, they have gifted to one another that which can only temporarily give them joy, and that is the trade off of power and signs and lying wonders for the true testimony of Jesus which is the spirit of prophecy.
Now it is not only the culmination of world history, but also the rejection of the Lord’s Body which brings about now the judgment of God in the world of men. Now this judgment will have two parts to it. First of all, the history of the world will be concluded up until this time of the ending of this age and secondly, man’s own way will be removed from him, but only that part which relates to man’s depravity and absence from the presence of the Lord.
The Lord must take all that has been the bloody history of mankind and turn it into a history that revealed the purpose of the Lord in bringing about the testimony of these Two Witnesses. Now it may seem a little bit different to say that all of history has been to conclude the testimony of the Two Witnesses, but it makes perfect sense when one realizes that their testimony has been by the faithful saints all through time and ages past, that the rising up and testimony of the Two Witnesses is not so much a future event as an ongoing current event. All through history there has been the small remnant company of Overcomers who are this Two Witness company. These lived and died in their righteous standard knowing all along that the Lord would conclude history when their testimony is completed at which time the Lord would also reveal His Holy Temple in heaven. That same heaven is to meld with the elements of this lower earth so that these two melded together as one will become the new image of the Lord in the Kingdom of His peace.
The elements of this judgment come first in the form of the open Temple, seen above in the Holy City of The New Jerusalem, far above the world of men. This is the first conviction. From this open revelation to men on the earth come then the rest of the judgments of the Ark being seen, of the furniture of the Temple and of “lightning, voices, thunderings, a great earthquake and the final blow of judgment, a great hail. All these will work together to not only portend that time is no more as relates to the conclusion of the ages, but that the Kingdom of God is come, is now descending and is now replacing all that is in the earth. Readers of this page, hear me well, time for this age is now concluded, we have arrived at the time of the judgment of the nations by the revelation of the Lord’s Holy Temple and the Ark which resides therein. Man may still try to blow things up and survive by their own means and economies, but the Lord has entered in on all of it now in judgment and all that man plans politically and scientifically will become utterly frustrated. The Lord must now lower down to this world the infinitely high standard of His holiness, and that standard can only be seen in His Army which will be the method He uses to end all of man’s systems and to bring into this world His Kingdom.
It is not that the Lord is reverting the world back into another age of the law or of grace; it is that the Lord is now going to completely OVERTAKE all that is in the world AND MAKE IT HOLY. His redemption will now become practical, the nations who once ruled by the power of their thinking minds will be ruled by they that laid off that carnal mind for the Lord’s mind, and the governments of man will not be able to stand against this company. I speak of the Army of the Lord, they will be the new governments, the new kingdoms, the new monarchies. They will overtake all other dominions in this world both in present time and in past extinct time and will rule in all of it as a singular standard of holiness. Man may think they are losing everything as this rule comes about, but in fact, they are gaining a world made new, cleansed of unrighteousness and fully redeemed, a world that lives forever in the peace of the Prince of Peace. Such is the calling and testimony of the Overcomers, the Lord’s true saints who will bring this about now that the end of the age has come and that time has been declared to be no more. The Lord has always only had one standard, one state of holiness, He has not had varied standards for various times nor has He ever discarded that which He once built. Now at this end of time that standard of holiness will be made real and practical in the world of men.
The result of the Temple being opened in Heaven and the Ark seen will result in tribulations on the earth designed in such a way as to end man’s systems. Great power is given by the Lord through the testimony of the Overcomers to “voice” this standard and to make it plain. Their very presence will do the job! For these will appear in deathless bodies walking in the earth amongst the nations while this judgment continues; all other purposes man has will fail once these are revealed. They are representations of this Holy Temple, they, like the Lord their Father will be seen in the earth AS THE LORD WALKING IN A BODY OF PEOPLE. All that the Lord has done in grace towards mankind will be overtaken by an even greater measure of grace for all will be subdued by this company who will bring about the Holy Standard of this Heavenly Temple in but a moment of time. This is the Feast of Tabernacles, making true the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea and the Lord once more dwelling on the earth with man. The great honor that is given to the Overcomers to rise FIRST in bodies eternal and perfected is now upon us.
It is my purpose to reveal the Temple and its furniture. It is my purpose to reveal that there is an order to its revelation in the earth and in the understanding of men. To see the Heavenly Sea, the multitudes of peoples, the Throne set in the midst and the Cherubim and the Elders; the continuing Altar of Incense and the Seven Lamps of never ending fire. The laver which houses all humanity to be washed and made pure and made white, this is the honor given to the Overcomers. The Overcomer thinks that they are far from perfection, far from glory, far from being made pure and white. The Overcomer thinks that they have nothing to offer as their lives are fraught with trial and test, with disappointments and discouragements over the long period of waiting for the promise of His Kingdom. As such, the Overcomer does not realize even in themselves that they have any standard of holiness by which the Lord can rule this world. So it all comes down to the Lord bringing it about by His own spirit and by His own right and not by anything that the Overcomer can do, in fact, the Overcomer knows that of their own selves they can do “nothing”. These same that can do “nothing” are the same who will form the government of the next age, ruling from the Throne set in the Holiest of all in the Heavenly Temple located in the height of Mount Zion in the midst of The New Jerusalem; a multilevel standard of holiness which can never again allow the earth to become defiled by the fall of a simple carnal mind or the tempting of a serpent. Every single thing man has done up to this point in an effort to reveal the Kingdom of God will fall away in favor of these who reveal this true Temple. So let us enter in now to the Rainbow of Glory round about the Throne to see this Temple and the furniture and the great promise given!
(From “The Epistle Mysteries, The Mystery of God, The Face of God”) “Being then carried to the edge of the bow the Angel which carried me set my feet set down upon a paved work, even the work that is at the outer edge of the bow that goes round about the Throne. I saw the bow, and in the midst of the bow a fire enfolding in upon itself, a great tempest of fire billowing forth folding in upon itself without being consumed, and in the midst of the fire a Throne set and ONE who sat upon the Throne, even the Ancient of Days. His face to look upon was as the Jasper Stone and the Sardius (Sardine) Stone. As God looked out His face did emanate these stones and He did look out upon the surface of the earth, even through the nations to the valley of Megiddo and to the very battle called “Armageddon”, the place of the rendezvous. The gathering together, the compacting of all whose flesh would be fed to the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, even to there in this present time did the face of God look forth and the battle of Armageddon even began in intensity as God did look upon it.”
(From “The Epistle Mysteries, The Mystery of Unknown Tongues, The Earnest Downpayment”) “I beheld the catching up of the “manchild”, the Overcomers hidden in the earth and birthed forth and caught up from before the mouth of the dragon. As they came up into the heavenly realm I saw Jesus seated at the right hand of God wearing the garments which were in the fashion of a priest and which were also in the fashion of one who was eternally exalted by God to this place of authority. Before the Throne where God did sit with Christ at His right hand was a paved work, and over the paved work were the bands of the bow of colors, a rainbow round about the Throne. “and [there was] a rainbow around about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.” Revelation 4:3. As I saw this manchild “overcoming” company approach the Throne, they did pass through the bands of color. They were all of them dressed in the very same garments as was Jesus. Their loins were covered with a golden girdle, each one of them, their feet were like fiery brass, each one of them. They had taken on the cloth garments of Christ each one of them. So then this great company of the off scouring of the earth did pass over the paved work through the bands of color of the bow and they did approach the Throne. Passing through each color they then ascended at the bequest of God to come and to sit with Christ upon the Throne forevermore. (Be quested by God they became owners of heavenly property.) God Himself made this bequest of they who had been made Overcomers by His great grace. So then these did come and they sat with Christ at the right hand of God upon the eternal Throne. I saw their tongues filled with the language of heaven which now had effect. Long had the earth lain waiting for the manifest promise of God to bring all creation into the liberty of the Sons of God, their tongues did bring forth that liberty as a living word by the power of the newness of life that flowed out of their mouths. There was no restriction at all in the power of their heavenly language which brought power to the earth and into the world of men, neither was there any more any tempest or storm in the atmosphere of the earth for the wrath of God had been abated once these had taken their place upon the Throne with Christ. Identical were they all in both facial features and in garments and honor with Jesus at the right hand of God. The world before them entered a great peace just as it had at one time under Enoch and under Solomon, so now the world entered great peace in the age of the rule of these over all the nations of men in the everlasting Kingdom of God.”
(From “The Mystery of Unknown Tongues, The Greatest Sealing”). “After the Lord had glorified the tongues of the Overcomers and had given them great power in speech and in a new pure language, He began to move in this rapid rate of speed over the rest of the nations that were alive upon the earth in this time. This was an act of great mercy by the Lord in moving over the nations for the nations had severely corrupted their ways and had forgotten their salvation and their hope. The world of man had become corrupted through their devices and through their ability to make names for themselves that their need for the Lord and His salvation was not prominent to them, they did not know of their need for redemption or of their need for the Lord to come to them and to save them. I saw that the Lord similarly drew up the tongues of those in the nations as He had drawn up the tongues of the Overcomers previous. The Overcomers abode yet amongst the nations, they were not yet changed into their immortal bodies so the time for this to happen is very near. The nations had their tongues drawn up as well in 3 areas which was now imposed upon them by the Lord and by the promise of the words of Jesus when He said that the world would be convicted of sin, righteousness and of judgment. So the drawing up of the tongues was the first and the most anointed of the works of Christ amongst the nations to be executed by Him prior to bringing all nations into His Kingdom in the age that is dawning. All the nations were overcome by the spirit of the Lord who by that spirit convicted them of sin, of their lack of righteousness and of judgment because Jesus had judged the prince of this world and had overcome that same antichrist spirit. Many of the people who know the Lord at this time desire the Lord to move amongst them. It will not be a move in revival. The move that the Lord will make will be this motion amongst the tongues of the nations. That each of these tongues will receive the conviction needed thus allowing the age to be changed to the age of Christ ruling in the earth bringing the Kingdom of God here; swallowing up the natural creation together with the spiritual creation. The Lord must first judge the tongues of man in these 3 areas so that the Kingdom age and the settling of the New Jerusalem may begin. At the same time that the Lord was convicting the world of sin, righteousness and judgment in the nations, the Overcomers were speaking with a pure language, a pure tongue. The nations then heard this pure language and pure tongue which revealed to them the life and power of the living Christ and of His everlasting Kingdom.”
To be continued…….
Kenneth B Visscher