|The Power Of God|
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Matthew 13:12
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. Revelation 11:3
Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them. Sing unto Jehovah a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth; ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein, the isles, and the inhabitants thereof. Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit; let the inhabitants of Sela sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory unto Jehovah, and declare his praise in the islands. Jehovah will go forth as a mighty man; he will stir up his zeal like a man of war: he will cry, yea, he will shout aloud; he will do mightily against his enemies. I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry out like a travailing woman; I will gasp and pant together. I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and will dry up the pools. And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; in paths that they know not will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things will I do, and I will not forsake them. They shall be turned back, they shall be utterly put to shame, that trust in graven images, that say unto molten images, Ye are our gods. Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I send? who is blind as he that is at peace with me, and blind as Jehovah's servant?
Isaiah 42:9-19 ASV
But now thus saith Jehovah that created thee, O Jacob, and
he that formed thee, O
( Three Visions )
“Then the Angel which supported me took me aside to show me
the magnificence of those who would be called “Overcomers”. Even these who
forsook all things to be like their Lord. I saw in its entire scope the New
Jerusalem from the bottom to the top including the foundations as though they
were steps going upward and ending at the base of the Gates and the Jasper
Wall. Far above the pinnacle of the City on the top of the Mount Zion in the
midst of the City I saw a fire enfolding in upon itself and in the midst of the
billowing waves of fire a Throne set and One who sat upon the Throne, even the
Ancient of Days, The Lord God Almighty, The Great I Am That I Am that Moses knew.
As I looked at the fire it began to grow and to envelop other parts of the
( The addition )
“I saw back to the beginning of the climb up the foundation stones that the Overcomers were given POWER from God to enable them to even move their feet, or their arms forward to climb. They were unable to climb except for the power that came from God. This power from God was in two places. The power from God was above them, DRAWING THEM UPWARDS and this power from God was the impetus WITHIN THEM to give them strength to move towards this drawing. As God drew them and as they had impetus to move forward in this drawing they would then climb, otherwise they had no way of having any strength to do so but were unable to even make the first step. This was bare intelligent faith in action, not doubt, and boldness, not fear. That was the power that came from God. As they climbed, the power increased more and more.”
“For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.” Matthew 13:12
There is a great need in our lives to come to a place of utter and complete dependence upon the Lord for our very faith and for every forward step we take in that faith. In fact, it is bare faith that we must come to in order to complete our walk forward as they that would overcome. Part of the reason for the confusion in our day amongst the religious of the world is due to the energy of “soul” or “self” in its effort to be holy before God and ready for the coming of Christ, which coming is commonly believed to be a “rapture”. Men have a natural tendency to try to make themselves right before God. However this will never do. And all such efforts will fail miserably at making one right before God. No one can by any effort add one inch to their stature when it comes to being made right in the spiritual portion of their lives.
Coming to bare faith is not the same is becoming ignorant or unwise. Quite the contrary. Bare faith is the sign of a maturity and a completeness in our walk which cannot be argued against. There is a faith that is intelligent, and there is a faith that is reckless. It is the intelligent faith based on the hope built up in your life because of past experiences that has value. It is that faith which is nurtured and grown up and added unto by the working of the power of God. Reckless faith removes thoughts from the mind which would cause you to discern spiritual things. For your natural mind is the first landing place of a spiritual thought. And by that thought you must discern whether or not the motion of spirit in front of you is of God. Reckless faith abandons all such wisdom and accepts everything that comes to the mind from the spirit world as being from God when in fact it may very well be the delusion of antichrist that is giving the thought. It is the reckless faith that puts peoples lives into the bondages of denominations and cults and leaves them with no mature thought of righteousness on their own. The Overcomer learns that the thought that comes to them in the spirit has to be tried and tested to be sure that God was the giver of it. For every spiritual experience you will ever have will first come to your thoughts. It is that mind where the battle is and it is that mind that the Overcomer learns to bring those thoughts into subjection to the Living Christ. Once you can do that, nothing will be impossible to you.
There are these two kinds of faith, intelligent which is based in the motion of God’s true Spirit, and reckless, which allows the antichrist spirits of the world to delude the mind and give them a false peace, a false hope, a false security based in false doctrine. Both look exactly the same to the onlooker, one cannot tell the difference between them, except that the true one exalts the Lord alone, the reckless faith builds upon religious effort and the carnal ambitions of false doctrine. To be delivered of such, one must come to a place where they CHOOSE to walk according to the intelligent faith that comes from the mind of God. That thought is the thought that counters all the reckless thoughts by REFUSAL. The thought that comes from the mind of God will kill the reckless carnal mind. And the two thoughts shall never be compliant.
Now I realize that the above paragraphs may be hard to
understand, so allow me to simplify this. See this instead from God’s vantage
point, not yours, and from God’s heart of infinite love which would in time
redeem all men back unto Himself. We are climbing up the foundation stones of
The New Jerusalem, or if you will, we are PROGRESSING, LINE UPON LINE, PRECEPT
UPON PRECEPT. That has NOT ended. We are still growing and learning. Now learn
how to perceive and KNOW the mind of God. For you are created in God’s image.
And you are redeemed by the blood Jesus shed for you on
So in simplicity, but with infinite intelligence, know that God gives you the thought that would “finish” your faith. When God looks upon those who determine to finish their course and keep the faith, He gives unto them power to climb up each and every obstacle that is in front of them. This power is a process whereby God reveals His approval of your CHOICE. That you CHOSE to abandon all other things and doctrines to come alone unto God to learn of Him alone. When you do that, you will immediately learn “intelligent faith”. God then moves Heaven and Earth to bring you to completeness and He works according to the power of His might to finish you in completed faith in the Love of God and in the power of His everlasting dominion. This however is the process of daily trial. That trial is the process of climbing the foundation stones. Each day a trial is in front of you and each trial in front of you is one you can conquer as an Overcomer when you abandon yourself intelligently into God’s hands.
Now here is wisdom. As you abandon yourself into God’s hands, you don’t get more comfortable, instead, you get more trials. And the trials only become more and more intense as time progresses. As time moves forward, your trials and the attacks from the minions of hell becomes at times almost unbearable, and the testings sometimes can be the worst you would possibly endure or imagine. The more your faith becomes an intelligent faith based in the true motion of God’s Spirit the more the tribulations around your life will increase and the pressures upon you in this present evil world will only get harder. It is not unlike being pierced in your hands and your feet. You end up being led about by the circumstances of your daily tribulations rather than what you thought would be a peaceful existence. But INWARDLY you KNOW the will of God! The tribulations that increase DEFINE IN YOU A LINE. This line is the SEPARATION OF SPIRIT FROM SOUL, OF BONE FROM MARROW IN YOU. For intelligent faith will give you a separation in your thoughts wherein you will be able to know what is ‘flesh’ in you and what is ‘spirit’ in you. In other words, bare faith, intelligent faith, brings you to that place of full grown duality.
It amazes me that the closer we get to the coming of Jesus to appear in and glorify the Overcomer the more we have the growth of the carnal nature and the growth of the righteous spiritual Godly nature. The only difference I see between those who are in denominational Christianity and those who have come out of that is BARE FAITH. The carnal Christian, stuck in the rut of religion, has reckless faith. The Overcomer has bare or intelligent faith. The closer we come in the timeline of His appearing, the more defined this will become. Your flesh will become exceedingly putrid, your spirit will more and more be revealed in absolute holiness. Both will be YOU. And it is into this grown mass of who you are that Jesus will appear and will SEPARATE THE TWO.
When He comes, and He WILL SOON APPEAR, you will have this putrid part of your life removed from you eternally. The inhabitants of the spirit world and those who live upon the earth will see a company of people who are then ONLY HOLY. These who once held bare intelligent faith, WILL HAVE FAITH NO MORE. For their course of faith will be ended and they will be in bodies eternal, glorified, age lasting bodies which cannot die, RIGHT HERE ON THIS EARTHEN SOIL. Now it is also true that they can course through the cosmos at that time, but it is here that the stage is set and God does His first and His glorious work OF RESTORATION. These who will appear with Christ as the government of God will no longer walk according to faith at that time, for their faith will be complete, and their courses finished. They will be rulers with the Lord upon the Throne, not just upon the earth, but through the entire expanse of God’s infinite dominion. And that is what will speak to the people yet on the earth in bodies of clay, that the Overcomer has a faith once bare, but now fulfilled, once exercised, but now completed and holy.
So come to that place dear reader of this writing, where you are bare in faith and your only intelligence is that which is of God in you. Come to that place where all you can do is set your eye upon the Lord alone, that you have no other motion of muscle to propel you forward in your daily walk. All you are able to do is have the response of faith that will complete your course. The power of all of this will then come from God alone and by His Spirit alone. The brightness of the coming of the Lord will destroy the measure of perdition which would bind you and the confusion of our day which would delude your mind. The tribulations of this hour will increase in you and the tempest and storms around you will assail, but it is all part of the separation of right from wrong, holy from evil, good from bad in you. Come aside amidst the mocking of those around you and from the reckless faith which would tempt you to “TRY” to do a righteous thing on your own initiative. Come outside the walls of man’s effort to bear the reproach of Christ, even more than you have in times past, and allow this to be an even greater cross to your life.
Just as surely as Jesus arose from the dead, so will the Overcomer rise in the time right in front of us to conquer and to complete their bare intelligent faith. Just as surely as Jesus rose in a body of eternal light and glory, so these will have His very blood coursing through their veins and His very mind as the blood coursing through their grey cells. In bodies fashioned like His they shall appear on this earth, and in the very cosmos, to fulfill all the will of God. This is not ‘wishful thinking’. This is just as real as the rising of Jesus from the dead and of His ascension to the right hand of God. He will bring many sons and daughters to glory.
Intelligent bare faith, that is the final working of the purpose of God in you dear Overcomer, and that faith will cause you to come into the eternal glorified state.
To be continued………… Kenneth B Visscher