~The New Jerusalem~
A Prayer of Moses the man of God. LORD, YOU have been our dwelling place and our refuge in all generations [says Moses]. Before the mountains were brought forth or ever You had formed and given birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting You are God. You turn man back to dust and corruption, and say, Return, O sons of the earthborn [to the earth]! For a thousand years in Your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. [II Pet. 3:8.] You carry away [these disobedient people, doomed to die within forty years] as with a flood; they are as a sleep [vague and forgotten as soon as they are gone]. In the morning they are like grass which grows up-- In the morning it flourishes and springs up; in the evening it is mown down and withers. For we [the Israelites in the wilderness] are consumed by Your anger, and by Your wrath are we troubled, overwhelmed, and frightened away. Our iniquities, our secret heart and its sins [which we would so like to conceal even from ourselves], You have set in the [revealing] light of Your countenance. For all our days [out here in this wilderness, says Moses] pass away in Your wrath; we spend our years as a tale that is told [for we adults know we are doomed to die soon, without reaching Canaan]. [Num. 14:26-35.] Psalms 90:1-9
( 2 Visions )
“I saw the corporate man child company as ONE MAN bearing a cross moving along at a great angle under the burden of the weight of the cross. This ONE bearing the cross would at times run with the cross as if they were an athlete, and at other times walk or struggle to bear it. All the while though the weight of the cross was upon this ONE. As the ONE went forward under the cross there was time and again a falling down, then a getting up, falling down, getting up under the crossbeam of this instrument of death. Up and down went this ONE who bore the cross, first upright under it, then flat under it upon the ground.”
( End Vision )
( ***NOTE*** - Genesis 11:1-9 describes men building the tower of Babel and the Lord discomfiting their work and confusing their tongues. The following vision now brings this up to our present day, to this very hour in which we live. ***END NOTE*** )
“I found myself in a vision beside the Lord moving very fast through the atmosphere of the earth. I heard the Lord speak the first part of the very same verse in Genesis 11:7 except that there was a much different tone to His voice which once was, but now is in the purpose of the Lord for this hour. “Come, let us go down,,,,,” However, I did not hear the Lord say that He would confound speech, but rather I watched and saw that He would bring to an end the ways of the kingdoms of men and of the confusion in the earth. I beheld then upon the earth that the nations had built once again that tower to unify their language and to make a name for themselves. The Lord by the power of His Spirit flattened the tower, but rather than scattering the nations as He did the first time, the Lord turned them to look up towards His person and towards His face, that the nations would see Him and behold Him and know that He is Lord. To them all the Lord poured forth His Spirit which turned them to purity and to holiness and to call upon the Lord with one voice and one tongue. The tower was no more, just a rubble of ruin, but the nations therein were saved and came to worship the Lord in a pure voice with pure tongues and with one consent. All the while they all beheld the face of the Lord.”
At the very end of all things there will be an element of the Lord’s purpose revealed which will cause all men to once again become one with the Lord for the rest of eternity. The Lord is going to gather together every nation, every tongue, every kindred and tribe before Him in full redemption. This redemption includes every fallen spirit who at the present time work as minions of hell under the command of their leader who no longer has any power except it be given him by the Lord. This commander and all the minions of hell are also part of this gathering which shall be. All of mankind, no one exempt, will appear in this gathering before the King of Kings as He sits upon His Throne and as He removes death off of all that has been created. With one voice in perfect unity and harmony this mass of creation will lift up their voices in perfect accord and will worship the Lord in the beauty of His Holiness. There will not be anything that will restrain them in that day and all that they sing unto the Lord will be the highest praise possible with the greatest resounding glory and praise given unto Him. The worship of the Lord in this perfect unity will come from glorified lips, for each soul of man will be clothed upon with their glorified body, not just those that overcame, but at that time it will be all of humanity, no one exempt. This body of glory will have within their skulls glorified eye sockets containing glorified eyes which will behold the King of Kings in all His unmeasured glory.
As this crescendo of worship ascends unto He that sits upon the Throne, His glory will, like a blanket, descend and cover this mass of mankind and will envelop them fully until not one person shall ever be seen again. All that will be seen will be the Lord Himself, all of that which His cloud of glory enveloped will have become one in Him. That is the end purpose of the Lord. He is going to swallow up all His creation back into Himself. That which was estranged away from Him is going to return to Him in a state of absolute perfection, glorified with no death anywhere to be found. And it is this mass of creation and every creature, which His glory cloud will consume. No one will be left outside of this glory cloud. Not one man, not one woman, not one fallen spirit, not one animal or anything that had its origin in the breath of the creator who breathed upon this world and created it by the power of His word.
So the Lord Himself is the final Tabernacle that mankind will be lost in. We are going to be fully enveloped in His glory and nothing from this time on to the end of time can stop this from happening. Your future is that you will be in a glorified body. Your glorified body cannot die and you will with eyes glorified behold the Lord and will become one with the Lord as His glory descends upon you. That dear reader, is your precise future.
At that time there will be no more the mystery of iniquity, for it will have been completed and fulfilled in each life. No longer will anything of the sorrow of this world and your life in it be remembered any more. All the tribulations and griefs that were carried here will not be known in that time of the descent and settling of His glory upon you. All that you lost in this world will be given again in the next, not monies and values that man has made, but the wealth of His very person, His love which is unbounded and which love is the true eternal reward. There will be nothing of the former world that will be when this comes to all creation. No one will fall short of entering the glory of the Lord and no one will be refused to become part of the entire whole, that portion of the Lord which you personally shall become. A living stone within a living temple of the Glory of God and of the Lamb. This is your eternal destiny. The sorrows of life you have now will not be known there, it shall be a thing forgotten in favor of this light and glory which will now swallow you up.
At the present time however we are traveling from where we are now, to that point. It is this traveling through that presents to us our present circumstances and tribulations and trials to effect in us ONE SINGLE WORK. That work is:
THE SEPARATION OF FLESH FROM SPIRIT,
DEATH FROM LIFE,
THAT WHICH IS OF THE LORD FROM THAT WHICH IS OF YOUR CARNAL NATURE.
This separation of your flesh from your spirit is why you have tribulation. It is the occurrence of this duality you have within you that causes this separation to happen. And it is by the measure of this tribulation that you are being presently judged of the Lord. You are under His judgment.
The hand of the Lord gives something to us which none of us enjoy. This thing given can come in mild soft tones and waves, or strong overwhelming tempests that assail the Overcomer time and again. The Lord gives us all this peculiar working which binds us to our burdens, keeps us humble and gives us the humility needed to lay all things down at the Lord’s feet to get through the trials we find ourselves in. This thing He gives us is given in present tense, it is a storm in life which those who desire all the Lord has for them must endure. I call this thing from the hand of the Lord the 3ddd’s. No one that I know of who is an overcomer can overcome buy just simple confession of mouth or by walking in the absolute dictate that is provided to us through a correct interpretation of the scriptures by the Spirit of Truth. The 3ddd’s come to us regardless of our obedience to the Lord or the joy of life that He gives. These things that the 3ddd’s give us are in fact part of the working of the Lord in actual separation of your flesh from your spirit, your old nature from your new nature. The 3ddd’s are;
**DESPONDENCEY** **DEPRESSION** **DISCOURAGEMENT**
Can you “HEAR” this? You are being prepared for the coming of the Lord and for your perfect fitting into the New Jerusalem, into that perfect place in the Lord and in His body which cannot be taken up by any other person. Your life is measured by the Lord for this absolute perfection by first being groomed for it, much like a prince is groomed for becoming a king. So you are being groomed to fit into the New Jerusalem in absolute perfection and holiness. Holy in every part in the very same image of holiness that is the person and character of the Lord. Even as holiness is part of the verbiage and character of the Lord Jesus Christ, so it is to be your portion also. To cause this to happen the Lord first gives you the 3ddd’s.
Your life in this natural world of men will suffer the 3ddd’s and will become a picture of one who at the first won’t fit in anywhere with anyone. Your life will be a spectacle unto men and even unto yourself when you look in the mirror. Rather than knowing the joy of your salvation you may be at this time overwhelmed by sorrows and tribulations which assail your thoughts and burden your life. These thoughts and burdens spawn this despondency. Despondency defined is “depression of spirit from loss of hope, confidence, or courage; dejection.” The great joy of your salvation at this present time may seem to be a distant memory, a façade of that which once was. Even a ruse. This despondency then lends itself to depression. Depression defined is “the condition of feeling sad, a reduction in activity or force, a lessening of vigor and of activity.” The result of depression is a deep sadness which seems insurmountable. This then lends to the last of the 3ddd’s by giving you total discouragement. Discouragement defined is “a deterrent”. Or if you will, that which causes you to stop completely in your tracks and makes you cease from trying anything at all.
Believe it or not, it is the Lord that puts this upon you. The Lord uses many means to do this.
1) The Lord uses: The futility of your own life in this world.
2) The Lord uses: The futility of this world and the work of earning wages or pensions to do this which causes one to see how utterly foolish and futile the world really is.
3) The Lord uses: Your own divided natures against you. He brings up your fallen condition which He has plainly stated is dead with Jesus upon the tree, but then uses that dead nature to persecute and attack your true joy in the Lord, that which is of your new nature. This attack is that duality that I write of often in all my papers.
4) The Lord uses: The prodding’s and confusions of the myriad of fallen spirits of wickedness which sit in high places to persecute you and to stop you from having any positive confession in the things of the Lord without a great war being ensued. This is not unlike the many scenes of this in the Old Testament where Israel was continually opposed by those nations which once occupied the land of Canaan.
There are definitive results that the 3ddd’s have in you as you continue to yield your life as a servant of righteousness unto holiness before the Lord. The 3ddd’s will cause you to have two very definitive results. These results are a “prelude” to this perfection we desire, to be found in Christ totally without any duality or old nature or sinful tendency of the flesh. It is by this false negative given to us by the Lord that we actually gain total victory and conquer every single force that would stop you from being all you were to be in the things of the Lord and of His everlasting Kingdom. If you can “hear” this, know that the 3ddd’s will bring you to nothing so that you can become everything you are to be as a living stone in the New Jerusalem, His body that spans earth and heaven and in time which will be swallowed up and disappears in the glory of God and of the Lamb. Here exactly is what the 3ddd’s will do for you.
1) The 3ddd’s - will divide in you flesh from spirit, life from death, that which is of the Lord from that which is of the fallen nature in you.
2) The 3ddd’s - will actually cause you to CEASE from walking in your own iniquity (self will)!
The realm of discouragement we endure in this world will cause one to so abandon themselves unto the Lord in pure faith that they will not choose their own way, but will instead choose to walk in the way of the Lord. This discouragement, coming through the 3ddd’s I have described, will give you that answer you are looking for. That answer is that you can practically see the actual separation in your soul of one from the other, that the two men in you will in time be divided and only the righteous man will remain.
How different this is from those who are caught up in new age deceptions! Those who are caught up in deception always have the same attitude in them which belays their delusion. And that is that everything is “fine” and “new” and there is nothing that they are not “complete in”. Do not mistake this writing for being one that says we do not have a completed new creation. That is the whole point I am presenting. We DO indeed have a completed new creation which cannot sin. But that is the problem also! The problem is we still have the old nature born after Adam to die to! We are most definitely still in the quandary of duality! If you are deceived, you will “forget” this duality and will not see it as something that yet needs to be processed in you by the judgment of the Lord. If you are real, and if you are in tune, you will know that this duality does indeed cause you this tribulation daily, and that you are being required to overcome this by simple obedience in suffering before the Lord. By the tools of the 3ddd’s your two natures are being divided the one from the other and you are slowly, over time, being set free.
How different this is from Christians caught up in their denominational circles! For these have given themselves an even greater malady which will eventually lend itself to great loss. Their adherence to religious effort will prove to be nothing more than hay, wood and stubble which will cause them to suffer total abasement as they find themselves without a leg to stand on! When one is in the mindset of religious effort, they have no clue or idea that the things outside of their “belief system” is in fact a very real working of the Spirit of Truth. It is as if the Lord passes them by. They have blessings to a measure and are content to camp in that measure, but they are never able to learn all that the Lord has for them to learn and as a result they end up falling short of full overcoming victory. Their duality ends up in the flames of judgment with the rest of those in the world because they did not pursue hard after the Lord to be known of Him and to partake of the measures needed to gain full deliverance by way of the cross.
So it is, we are not sitting in a cloud of delusion or in an effort of religious exercise that will give us complacency and lukewarmness but makes us think we are fine in the things of the Kingdom of God. Instead, we bear the 3ddd’s as a faithful cross, a burden of our present life, something that we’d rather not have, but we do have. The 3ddd’s make us look strange to others. It separates us from everyone else, it gives us NO place anywhere in which we can stand or claim as our own ground. We lose EVERYTHING because of these 3ddd’s. How strange we look with the fire of God burning upon our heads! How strange we look stripped of anything we can do for ourselves and of any effort in even trying. How strange we look when men look upon us and say that we are of no value because we find ourselves in a great internal war that nothing seems to assuage. How strange indeed this company of those who will be counted as part of Gideon’s 300, those who overcome and who conquer every foe by simply enduring this simple 3ddd measure that the Lord puts upon us!
Endure it dear reader, bear it
daily as a cross. The end of this will be no more 3ddd’s no more burning of
stubble or hay or wood. No more any effort on your own to be counted as one who
overcame. Instead the Lord will present you to Himself in absolute holiness and
perfection, and you in turn will deliver the rest of creation into the very
same thing. This is your true heritage.
To be continued………… Kenneth B Visscher