~ The New Jerusalem ~
|Christ, The Cornerstone|
“According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:10-11
“But now in Christ Jesus ye that once were far off are made nigh in the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who made both one, and brake down the middle wall of partition, having abolished in the flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; that he might create in himself of the two one new man, so making peace; and might reconcile them both in one body unto God through the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: and he came and preached peace to you that were far off, and peace to them that were nigh: for through him we both have our access in one Spirit unto the Father. So then ye are no more strangers and sojourners, but ye are fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone; in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:13-22 ASV
( 2 Visions )
“The very tip of the Sword of the Lord cleaving down through a bone in the body of a Saint. As the bone cleaved apart the marrow was exposed. The sword then separated between the bone and the marrow and elevated the marrow into the vision of the Lord so that He could behold the marrow within and without. The marrow was fully exposed to the gaze of the Lord who did look upon it to discover within it any impurities which now came into His sight.
( End 1st Vision )
“ILord Jesus Christ upon the cross and the corporate son of God in full expression come to the foot of the cross as the Lord was bleeding upon it. The corporate son of God came and stood beneath the outstretched arms of the cross in the shower of blood that came from Emmanuel’s veins. As the blood poured forth from the broken body of the Lord I saw that it fell upon this corporate Son and that the blood of iniquity they were born into this world with dissolved within them. The blood that Jesus spilled filled them to the full until the corporate body of the Son of God, this one whom God is raising up, even the overcoming company, only had within their corporate expression the blood of The Lord Jesus Christ who was expiring upon the cross. The full life blood of the Lord was then in the veins of this corporate Son who came forth in exact image and likeness of the Lord, glorified and in full measure with the blood of His Atonement coursing within their very veins.
As we study the foundation of the New Jerusalem we have to come to some very simple understanding. This must be made plain in our minds and hearts so that we can be fully aware of the working of the Spirit of the Lord in this hour and the reasons for our continued tribulations.
There is a lesson the Lord has taught me over the years through trial and error and by much in the way of overcoming fears and sorrows. And that is how to discern IN ME the voice of the Lord verses the voice of the ‘stranger’ who is my carnal mind. For any one who is overcoming has both the voice of the Lord and the voice of the stranger within them. This voice of the stranger is the strange whorish woman we read about in Proverbs. “To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.” Proverbs 2:16-19 KJV This is none other than the carnal mind. We see this whore again in Revelation 17, again, carnality and the deceitful heart. That very place where ground can be given to wrong spirits and to wrong ambitions through religious effort.
It is this whorish nature in the life of one who desires to overcome and be a part of the present motions of God’s Spirit that has this tremendous struggle. For this whorish nature in the life of one who overcomes opposes and attempts to martyr any comings forth of Jesus within. Any time Jesus would be seen, this carnality is there to attempt to thwart His revealing. The struggle and turmoil in our hour is mainly within the life of one drawn by the Lord to walk in perfect union with the present motion of Spirit. Not only so, but this whorish nature is on the opposite side of the war. This is the nature of carnality that gains and keeps its power from principality and power who would attempt and work to stop any forward progress in your faith. All this happens right between your ears.
So the Lord taught me two things, one reverse from the other which applies to this hour. And that is that when I am in the flesh, my mind thinks and my heart has the issues of life. But when I am in the Spirit, my heart thinks and my mind brings forth the issues of life. Exact opposites. It is a test, a guide to help me know if my responses and my reasonings are in the Spirit or not. The questions I ask myself are these:
1) Is this in accord with the Christ that is in me?
2) Does this that I am now doing or believing give glory only to Him?
If it does glorify Him and is in accord with His present will, then I am in the Spirit. If however my thoughts condemn me and cast me down and undo all that was built into me thus far by the Lord, then it is an attack of enemy forces through my own carnality.
And what is the accord or will of Him at this present time? To PERFECT AND COMPLETE THE OVERCOMING COMPANY. The overall purpose of the Lord is to restore all things. So then, does your faith bring you to unity and peace with those who are also in the same walk, even if you are distanced from them by time and space? Do you still have agreement with them as to the workings of Christ?
Judgment must begin at the house of God before it can begin in the earth. “For the time is come for judgment to begin at the house of God: and if it begin first at us, what shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear? Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator.” 1 Peter 4:17-19 ASV. If you are going to be part of the Army of the Lord, then you are presently under judgment, harsh judgment if need be. Why? So that you will walk STRAIGHT. The tribulations are to cause you to walk STRAIGHT and be a part IN TRUTH of the building that the Lord is making. For when Jesus appears, He will appear – or come – for a glorious church without spot or wrinkle or any such thing. A body of people who are in perfect unity, formed together as a habitation of God through the Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the foundation of The New Jerusalem upon which we are built. It is also upon this foundation that we are continuing to build. The NAMES of the 12 Apostles, not the Apostles themselves are built INTO THIS FOUNDATION. In other words, there is attributed to each of the 12 a ‘nature’ and an ‘ambition’, a ‘character’ in ministry before God that we partake of. But Jesus Christ is the chief cornerstone of this City, n-o o-n-e e-l-s-e. But then we are built up FROM that cornerstone to be a part of this true working of Spirit in this hour.
There is a true foundation and there is a counterfeit in this hour. There is a true City called The New Jerusalem built upon the foundation of Apostles and Prophets with Jesus Christ being the chief cornerstone and there is a false gathering built upon denominational standards, the creeds of men, the kingdom building programs of false apostles and false prophets. This false foundation is mortared with untempered, poorly mixed mortar and can be discerned once you know how to discover the Lord verses carnal thinking. Just as soon as you obey the Lord in coming out unto Him alone and allowing Him to process you in the fires of testing, that soon will you also be able to discern false foundations, false words, false prophecy, false Apostleship and false hope. For the Christian world is filled with falseness at this time. In point of fact, I’d estimate that 99% of modern Christianity is built upon this false foundation which the Lord will blow upon.
BUT HEAR THIS FIRST. The Lord will FIRST judge and perfect THE TRUE MEMBERS OF HIS OVERCOMING COMPANY. Those who truly form the building upon the sound foundation of God’s true City. We are UNDER JUDGMENT. Every response you have is now crucial. Every thought you make will turn your step either to continue in straightness in your spiritual walk or cause you to fall away into crooked places. Every decision you make with your mind when it comes to anything in this present world, whether it be your job, your home life, your decisions as a person, in this hour - that line is being drawn FINITE as to what you can and cannot do! When the Lord does come, THIS JUDGMENT WILL BE DONE. There IS AN END and it will be first upon the Army of the Lord.
Part of the first work that the Army of the Lord will do when they are glorified and come forth into this world in total perfection will be to judge and blow upon the untempered mortar of the false foundation. That will also reveal the false church which imitates the true. For now I will state that there is not just an evil imitation of The Lord, but there is also an EVIL IMITATION OF HIS CHURCH. And that imitation is the workings of denominations with escapism theories and doctrines of devils deceiving the brainless ones who will not think for themselves when it comes to discovering truth in scripture. This falseness is not built upon The Lord Jesus Christ alone, but upon a Jesus that WILL BE, not IS, that SHALL BE, not is present now in their midst. A Jesus that is distanced, not nigh, even in their very heart. So then the mind becomes deluded with this whorish thinking and the result is the kingdom building efforts of carnal men.
It is my firm conviction that those who are presently being judged of the Lord will also be part of the Army that the Lord is coming to glorify. Are you beset by problems of every sort? Do you have at times a knowing of only total frustration and bewilderment at your situation in life? But in the midst of those frustrations and bewilderments, are you turning your face upwards to gaze upon Jesus alone? Is it Jesus who is in your eyesight and not another? Is He the Lord whom you worship the person whom you praise? In spite of the difficulties surrounding your life, have you set your eyes upon Him? So then if you have, tribulation has come to you. The whore is being judged in you. The voice of the stranger is being stilled in you and killed in you BY YOUR TRIBULATION. And by that tribulation you are learning a very important lesson. How to walk IN THE SPIRIT! For it is not a formula, not a scheme this learning to walk in the Spirit, it is instead the result of a life brought up to view Jesus alone, and to walk in harmony with His love and purpose and to know that He alone is all you need. That will work in you a SPIRITUAL WALK. Hence the reason for the judgments at this time.
If you think that the armies
of the world and the threats of nuclear war and of global warming and so on are
bad, think again. They are NOTHING compared to the damage that will be done by
the marching Army of the Lord! When we have a war, or a collapsing economy, or
a fearful threat, we think it is the worst thing that can happen. But I say
unto you that the Army of the Lord will be FAR WORSE. In fact, the Army of the
Lord when it begins it’s forward walk into the earth will be far more
destructive than all the nuclear explosions man could devise! Far more warm
than global warming! Far more intense then political arguments! The Army of the
Lord WILL END THIS PRESENT WORLD IN THE TOTAL DESTRUCTION OF THE FEIRY FLAME.
For it was
The Army of the Lord will
reveal the true foundation of the true City, The New Jerusalem. They will not
reveal anything otherwise. Only that which is of the
Now why would the Lord want to destroy completely this present world as we know it? Because IT ABIDES IN DEATH. It is SEPARATE FROM GOD. It is ESTRANGED FROM GOD. Its life and spirit and ambition IS MAN’S AND NOT GOD’S. So the judgment that comes from the marching Army, WILL JUDGE THIS DEATH. The Army of the Lord, those who are built upon Christ Jesus the true cornerstone, WILL KILL DEATH IN THIS FALLEN CREATION. And I dare say that they will do this VERY QUICKLY. And while death is being destroyed by their forward walk, the cornerstone, Jesus Christ, the very foundation of the City, WILL NEVER MOVE FROM HIS PREFECT POSITION. The will of God WILL NOT CHANGE. And everything will come under this judgment at the forward march of the Army of the Lord.
Not only so, but this forward
marching Army, will march in a process which will UNDO all that was UNDONE
since Adam fell in the garden of Eden! First, the Army will BIND PRINCIPALITY
AND POWER AND SATAN. That red dragon will they lay hold upon and bind him with
a chain and commit him to the bottomless (age enduring ) pit. This then frees
the Army up TO KILL DEATH in the rest of fallen creation. They will then march,
back through all time, through all those kingdoms and empires and nations now
extinct. Through every measure of man in his carnality away from God, back in
time will the Army march right to
Are you part of this Army dear reader? Are you one who the Lord will set in order in the ranks and placement of their perfection? Are you enduring your present judgment? Are you coming through each trial? Is your gaze ONLY UPON JESUS ALONE AN NO WHERE ELSE? If so, THEN YOU ARE PART OF THIS ARMY. Right now you may very well be learning how to don the armor or how to obey the Lord. Right now you may very well be learning how to fit in to walk with the Lord in spite of your fears and thoughts of inability. Right now you may be in total self disgust! You may be in the thought that you will never amount to anything worthwhile that the Lord can use. But my question is, ARE YOU STILL GAZING ONLY UPON HIM? Have you learned TO TURN YOUR EYES OFF OF YOURSELF AND ON TO JESUS ALONE? If you ARE learning that and if you WILL CONTINUE to learn that, THEN YOU ARE A PART OF THIS ARMY.
Now on to discover this wonderful foundation.
To be continued……………Kenneth B Visscher