The Temple and The Heavenly Sea
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,
Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. 1Cor 10:1-14
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. Gal 3:22-29
The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven? Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. John 6:41-59
(2 New Visions, 1 Older Vision)
Beheld God upon the Throne; destroying the ungodly nations and determining upon them His judgments. He was filled with purpose. Round about the throne were many flashes of lightning and loud peals of thunder and the whole of the heaven was filled with smoke. God tempestuously consumed all in the heavens and in the earth and under the earth. All nations came to an end; only God remained.
(End Older Vision)
"The paved stones of the streets of the old Jerusalem were in plain view with the Two Witnesses running upon them. I saw that they were being threatened and killed by a mob of people who did not understand or know the motion of God's spirit for this hour. As they began to fall down to the paved work I saw that they wore ashen grey robed garments, very tattered and old and made of a rough material. As they were in the motion of falling down dead they had their heads turned back to the mob of people who were killing them and testifying unto them of the grace of God that brings salvation and that His witness in the earth will not be left undone. Their words caused great conviction in the hearing of the mob so that they plugged up their ears and in their fury tore at the Two Witnesses in an even greater hatred and anger towards them. As it was the witnesses fell down and as soon as they had fallen they lay dead upon these paved streets, paved with ancient stones. A brief period of rejoicing came to the mob who had killed them when suddenly the Two Witnesses that were dead revived and stood upon their feet, this time wearing beautiful bright garments of light and glory, whiter than any white garment upon the earth they stood filled up to the full with the resurrection glory of the living Christ. As they stood they began to ascend up into the atmosphere unto the Throne of The Ancient Of Days. While they were in the motion of ascending, and as their feet lifted off of the paved work, certain fearful and terrible judgments began to fall on the heads of the mob and upon all areas of the earth. I saw that all the systems of man collapsed in a day, all that was built by man by his own governing powers collapsed, all monarchies, governments, currencies, even their precious metals and jewels all corroded and came to nothing in but the moment of time that it took for the Two Witnesses to begin their ascent unto the Father. All of the systems of man utterly collapsed. Now this may seem hard for the world of men, but in reality, it was great grace from the Father that did this judgment for it ended man's way so that the Kingdom of Heaven could be manifest and that mankind could come to the place where they would find their solace and comfort in the Kingdom of the King of Kings which was being brought into this world during this time and because the testimony of these Two Witnesses had now been concluded."
"Then the Angel which was with me and carried me took me at a great velocity of speed in a place where time does not exist unto the Holy Temple in the midst of Heaven in the Kingdom of God. There I was brought over the walls of the Holy Temple and over the paved work which formed the floor of it. So vast and large was this Temple, I was not able to see to the other side of it for it had been created with such a great size and area that I was not able to fathom the distance to the far wall nor how all encompassing the Temple was. The Angel supporting me under my right arm brought me near unto the Holiest place and set me down upon the paved work just beyond the Altar of Incense and just before the pillars which supported the terrible crystal over the Holiest of all. Therein the Holiest of all I saw smoke and a great billowing fire, a fire which rolled in then splayed out turning over and falling back in upon itself, and in the midst of the fire wherein was the Ark and the Mercy Seat stood the Throne of The Ancient Of Days. I could see the posts of the legs which held the Throne up bearing the weight of The Ancient of Days and the weight that was His glory upon it. I did see His right hand extended, His hand of mercy and love and in the grasp of His fingers were multitudes of cords, each cord a line as it were. I was bidden to inspect these lines closer and saw that they each went forth over the heads of the multitudes and out over the Heavenly Sea and out into the world of men. Each cord was tied to each heart of each man, one cord to a man. As they were tied I saw that it mattered not that man lived according to time for the cords spanned all time and every nation and every soul ever created, The Ancient Of Days held all these cords and in His way would pull each cord one at a time bringing the person through the drawing power of His love and mercy and grace to come into the Heavenly Sea. While in the Sea the filth of their contaminations would fall off from them and their debris would be washed away. Once through the Sea the cords would drop away and they would join the multitudes before the Throne worshipping The Ancient Of Days and worshipping in the Heavenly Temple between the Seven Lamps of Fire and The Altar Of Incense, bringing forth great swelling songs of worship unto God blessing Him and praising Him until the Sea was empty and all mankind from every time frame in world history and from every nation (none exempt) stood with the multitudes before the Throne fully redeemed and in worship and in everlasting joy before He who did this great drawing and before The Ancient of Days who never once lost power over anyone or any nation all during this process of drawing. So great was this multitude, I was not able to see the end of it as like a mighty Sea the roar of worship ascended like the voices of many waters in high and great worship unto The Ancient Of Days."
A resolve must come into the heart of each and every person who desires to overcome as Jesus overcame to come to the complete and full end of the personal cross. There are no shortcuts to gaining holy ground or having the character of holiness worked into the fabric of personality which befits those whom would take on the image of Christ. In this late hour the temptation of many is to give up the battle and to lay down in amazement at the long time of trial and the great heat that is endured by daily difficult circumstances. There are some who have for a long time been fraught with great tribulations of every kind while others may not feel such heat, but theirs is still also the same calling for the calling and the means by which that calling is fulfilled may differ from person to person, but the end result is always the same, full victory in resurrection power.
Faint not at the long trials you endure, instead rejoice in them! Rejoice in the temptations that come to you to thwart your path and to beat you down, rejoice in the many ways in which your life seems to pass from you when your desire is to preserve it, instead the cross disannuls any and all attempts to preserve your place in the world of men. Instead of being fraught with care over it, know that it is a sacrificial offering unto the Father. This sacrifice is proof positive of your call unto the fellowship of His sufferings being made conformable unto His death that the life of Jesus might also be found in you. I say again, rejoice in your tribulations and joy in them when you find that your carnal mind wars against your will to be holy in the Lord. Rejoice in this for it is proof of His leading and of His handiwork in you. The Lord is doing in His people a work that will never be undone. You will not be able to desist what He has accomplished thus far and your means by which you would choose to turn away from the righteous standard and to fall away into and easier path cannot and will not happen at this point. The cross has now become your personality, the shame of it your pride, the mocking of it your only ego, the pride and ego of flesh has been put to the nails, your only glory and joy now is in the power of that same in worked all consuming cross.
The Two Witnesses is your identity as long as you hold dear the cross to your life. Hold the cross as that tool, that mechanism by which you seek out and find the living Christ. Now finding the living Christ and being aware of His presence in you is not a task to be taken lightly nor should one expect instant results. The bearing witness of His spirit in you and your identity with Him by the power of the cross is the longest process of tribulation and long suffering you will ever have to endure. It is during the dark nights of the soul when Heaven is like brass and the presence of the Lord is unknown to you that the greatest work is being accomplished. Your life in such identity with His sufferings IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE TESTIMONY OF THE TWO WITNESSES. I SAY AGAIN, YOUR LIFE IN IDENTITY WITH THE FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SUFFERINGS IS THE TESTIMONY OF THE TWO WITNESSES. You need not scheme or surmise how you will do the miracles of judgment upon the world of men. Stay true to your cross and to the process of crucifixion in your life and that alone will be the impetus of spirit power from the Father to do the miracles of judgment in the world of men. They will stop up their ears to not hear you and they will do all that they can humanly to not listen to you and to discard you. This is because you by your sufferings and your long suffering in the same daily trials day in and day out have become a witness against the ungodly. They HATE you, and DESPISE you and they wish to END your testimony by sheer and utter rejection of you! Mainly they of Christendom!
It is the adherence to the cross and the fellowship of sufferings which cleanses you to stand before the Lord in purity. Nothing else will do it as fast or as perfect as that. The Heavenly Sea is where the washing of the water of the word removes all your dross. Now that dross is rising rampant in this hour. It is rising up into your carnal thinking mind as never before, the thoughts of the mind disgust you and the thoughts and intents of the heart are double minded at best. This is proof of the cleansing and washing of the water of the word. These things must float to the surface so that they can be washed away from you, so that large impediments of flesh can drift off into the currents of judgment and that you can forever be free of them. The negativity you feel is the positivity of your complete victory. Now it may not seem that anything is being washed away from you, that you remain constant, that things stay unchanged! "My circumstances have not differed, nor has my life become any easier, the trials I had last year are still here this year!" But dear Saint of the Lord, the Lord SEES this dross and HE KNOWS it is there for it was THE LORD THAT HAD IT UNBURIED! He brought it up FOR HIS EYES TO BEHOLD! So much for the denominational teaching that God cannot look upon the filth of sin! He does look upon it and HE REMOVES IT THROUGH THE PROCESS OF THE ALL CONSUMING POWER OF THE PERSONAL CROSS!
We look at the world and the many crisis' happening in it and we think that it cannot be long for the Lord to come. The only thing you need to look to is your faithful adherence to completing your personal cross, that dear reader is what will end the present system of man and bring forth His Kingdom to this world for it is through that cross that the revelation will be given of His love and Kingdom forevermore!
To Be Continued.....
Kenneth B Visscher