~ The New Jerusalem ~

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Chapter:# 15
Bearing Your Cross

“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears. For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.”  Hebrews 12:14-24

 

“Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword. And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness. And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work. This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.”  Zephaniah 2:12-15

 

 

The emphasis of these studies are to reveal to us the purpose of the Lord in this day we live in and what it is the Lord requires of those who call upon His name. In our day there is a great lukewarmness that has gripped the lives of many of His people, such a lukewarmness as to place in jeopardy the overcoming walk one may desire by new age doctrines and fallacies.

 

When I had finished writing the Part Two of these studies it was my hope to then continue again, once more on the Tabernacle of God and the study of the Throne of God. However the Lord revealed to me that men are coming before God as if it were a small matter. That to appear before the Lord was something easy to do and light in manner. The understanding that came to me was that abiding in the Tabernacle of God was a light thing, a thing not uncommon for any Son or Daughter of God. In other words, there is a serious lack of the fear of The Lord. There was given to me an even deeper understanding of the antichrist and the deceptions in new age doctrines happening in this hour in the overcoming company of Sons. So there in front of me was the motion of God to share a bit further in depth as to what the will of the Lord is for us even in this hour. For this I cannot apologize for the Lord is wishing for this to be taught as something that we need to use to examine our own hearts.

 

“And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.”                                                                                              Revelation 21:22 KJV

 

To live in the New Jerusalem is to live in the temple of God and of the Lamb, or if you will, that God Himself and the Lamb are the final temple. This is HOLY. There is NOTHING that defiles or is unclean in the New Jerusalem. The end of a life is there, in that City, in that realm of Spirit wherein God Himself is the temple eternal, light and glory being its walls and bulwarks. There is nothing of our fallen nature or our carnality that will ever have a part of this holiness. For one to come into this City, or to be part of those who overcome in this City, one must be clean of all defilements and must have by the blood of Jesus Christ and by the fire of cleansing been purified in absolute Holiness. You cannot enter any other way. And I will add to this that to appear before God and to see God upon the Throne is in the very same premise. One cannot appear before God with any defilements or taints of the fall. The Throne of the Eternal Majesty is a Holy Throne set in the pinnacle of the Holy Hill of Mount Zion , set in the Holy City of The New Jerusalem. The entire picture is one of holiness because nothing of the former life is seen here or remembered.

 

This holiness is conveyed to us presently in praise and worship and in our prayer life. For when you come to God, you must come with the fear of the Lord. You must come to God in this hour as though everything about God or concerning speaking to God is based in pure holiness with no defilements of any kind.

 

The problem is there is a great rift happening at this time. If you were outside of any and all fellowship with men, secluded, alone, then suddenly brought out into the circles of fellowship amongst those who claim sonship in this hour you would be in the most ultimate culture shock imaginable. For you would see that men who hold the glorious truth of ultimate reconciliation and of the manifestation of the sons of God are being assailed on all sides by new age spiritism and doctrines which are causing huge realms of deception. Your shock at finding this would set you back into your solitary place! Honestly, there was a time not long ago when I wondered if there were any left at all who knew what pure truth and holiness was! However, God has always had a few who hold to the fear of the Lord and know that nothing in God’s Name is to be assumed!

 

Permit me then a little longer in this matter of entering into the Tabernacle of God. For if you wish to enter into the courts and the temple of God or appear before His Throne, you MUST be Holy. This holiness MUST be worked into you by your yielded heart and by the fires of cleansing through trials and testings. There is simply no other way.

 

The cross must work in you in a constant continual basis for this to be. There is not in our hour any son who walks in truth and in righteousness and in pure holiness without them also at the very same time being one with the cross. I cannot find in my doctrine any relief from crucifixion other than to go through it and allowing it to be completed in every area in you. But the malady of new age doctrines and heaping to oneself teachers because they tickle ears which itch is that these doctrines REMOVE THE CROSS FROM YOU. And that is the ultimate test of new age spiritualism.

 

~ Is the cross still working in you?

~ Are you still bearing about in your body the death of the Lord that the life of the Lord may also be manifested in you?

 

There are ample doctrines now which totally remove from you the cross. If you are walking in any of these, then holiness will not be perfected in your inner man and you will not be a part of this great manifestation that is about to take place. It is only after Jesus perished upon the cross that His resurrection could happen. And it is only after you as an Overcomer have partaken through your whole life of ALL the cross that you can also be manifested as a Son or Daughter of God when the hour comes for this to happen.

 

But that is not all. For antichrist comes to you when you are in the crux of abandoning your pure faith and manifests himself to you as if he were the Lord. This manifestation comes as powerful expressions of glory anointing and revelation with much fanfare and miracle working power. This antichrist is that same perdition that Jesus said He won’t save, even the power of principality and power which works in the fallen flesh nature of man through religious effort.

This is that Jesus which:

~ looks like Jesus,

~ talks like Jesus,

~ walks like Jesus,

~ does miracles like Jesus and

~ looks exactly like Jesus in every single respect BUT IS NOT JESUS. And the very first thing antichrist does in your life if you are deceived by him is HE REMOVES FROM YOU THE CROSS.

 

And even further I will state this. That there is a binding together, and affirmation happening in some of those thus deceived by this false Jesus who are joining hand to hand and heart to heart to confirm one to another these “new” doctrines based in delusion, but thought to be “new” revelations from God. The binding together comes in the forms of meetings, conferences, gatherings and so on around the key Kingdom ministries who are promoting these doctrines of inclusion and completion all while the cross is not at work cancelling out the way of the self nature in each of us. If the cross is cast off, then deception is sure. So many jump on the bandwagon and adhere to these new revelations and doctrines as though they were continual foundational truths from the beginning of the church age. In every case, the minions of hell and the spirits of religion cause the preacher of such doctrines to take a truth and to simply ‘add’ to this truth one singular element. The addition of a singular element causes the truth to be stretched and over-magnified. Hence, the delusion.

 

For example. We know of the truth of the restoration of all creation and the inclusion of mankind into the redemption of Christ. But one element was added by this delusion. That malady added in this hour was that Christ is NOW in every man, woman and child on the earth. A simple adding to the truth of what will be in the end of all things. For in the end, God will be All in All. But some are saying that this is true NOW. It is not true now. It is false now. It’s all about timing.

 

So this along with other examples have deluded many in this hour. And the delusion is such that they brashly and boldly come to the Throne of God to appear before Him as though it were a light thing. It is not a light thing at all. And I dare say that the God they look at on the Throne is NOT GOD. This is antichrist, the delusion of the son of perdition, for the son of perdition and the antichrist are the same person.

 

Let’s look further at the verses above.

 

“Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword. And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness. And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work.“                         Zephaniah 2: 12 – 14.  

 

In the verses just prior to this we see Ashdod , the Cherethites, the houses of Askelon and the children of Edom and Ammon magnify (exalt) themselves before the Lord. These lifted up their nations in contradistinction against the Jews. The most notorious and prideful nation were the Ethiopians and even to this day they lay claim that they have the original ark of the covenant that Moses made in their sole possession. In each case and without going into much detail these nations represent elements of pride and self exaltation of Gentiles over Jewish peoples. In other words, this is a picture of NEW AGE DOCTRINES EXALTING THEMSELVES OVER TRUTH. These doctrines take pure truth and stretch them to fit an overall pattern of an easy gospel. A gospel that requires no self sacrifice to be able to take part in its full measure of revelation in the glory of God’s Kingdom.

 

Note the very last part of verse 14. We see the desolations just prior of their religious efforts in a picture of the beasts (realms of carnality in the fallen nature) and the dwelling of the pelican and birds in the lintels or upper areas and windows of their false worship. (The areas of their lives which have high places and false realms of worship and of the flowing of the Spirit ).

 

In other words, these nations or doctrines which exalt themselves against truth and those who walk in truth are destined to become the habitation of every foul thing. I know this is hard and deep to understand, but if you would look at those who preach a lukewarm new age message you would see that their message has a “false” anointing, a “false” blessing and a “false” identity with truth. And the end of verse 14 says that the cedar work is uncovered. What covered cedar work in the Tabernacle of God? GOLD! So the GOLD IS REMOVED. Or if you will, Gold, that represents Divine Holiness in the Divinity of God IS NOT PRESENT.

 

But in the midst of all this desolation because of false doctrine there is still a binding of one to another to prop up and to maintain this falseness as though it were holy truth. For now the last verse of Zephaniah chapter 2 comes into play.

This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.”              Zephaniah 2:15

These who hold to these fantastic doctrines of Jesus being in everybody, or WE are Christ, or a myriad of other new age doctrines that tickle the ears have become a rejoicing city! Not the City of The New Jerusalem which is HOLY, but a city that comes of its own measure and its own ambition! How is there no one like us! How is there nothing in us that God does not favor for all we say and teach IS OF GOD. But it is NOT God!

 

And so now I will lay my voice to this. Kenneth B Visscher will now agree in prophecy with this scripture that THIS WILL ALL COME TO NAUGHT. The entire gamut of new age preaching by those who are called to overcome will fall to the ground unfulfilled! For the Lord will appear ONLY in those who have overcome. I prophesy to you the reader that the coming of Christ that all Christendom is waiting for WILL ONLY BE TO THOSE WHO ARE PART OF THE TWO WITNESS COMPANY. The coming of Jesus to catch up in glorification His Saints will be only with those who denied themselves by the full working of the cross in their lives. These sons of God who are following the false delusions of deceived Kingdom preachers WILL MISS THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD. They will not be a part of this and they will have to start right at square one with the denominations and unclean nations to learn once again the first principles of the doctrine of Christ. This is a most earnest prophecy! There have been some who wrote me after Part Two was uploaded that I had joined the camp of those who preach the “left behind” doctrine. YES I AM. There will be those who will miss what God is going to do in the manifestation of the sons of God!

 

One cannot brashly come up before the Lord as if it were nothing. You cannot come into the Tabernacle of God as though this were a light thing or assuming that everything is fine and nothing is required of you personally.

 

If you wish to overcome the lukewarmness and deception of our day, you MUST do so by bearing your cross. I can see no other way. The cross of Christ and the atonement of Christ is the free gift given to us. But it does not preclude the fact that one must still also bear their own cross to cancel out our own way. In this hour the cross is being laid aside like never before.

 

Jesus Christ was tempted to lay aside His cross or to come down off of the cross. Instead He laid His glory aside and endured ALL the cross. He did not drink the sponge with vinegar to dull the pain, He endured all of it so it would be completed in Him. For the Overcomer, the same cross and requirement is no less!

 

 Our true fellowship comes by sharing in the sufferings of Christ and then in the true glory of Christ by the life of Christ. When the cross if first bypassed, new age deception is the result. When the cross is bypassed then an image of Christ is seen by faith but it is not Christ they see but antichrist. This one who blasphemes Christ and His church and sets himself up as those who are one with Christ. Who draws attention to self and not Christ alone in truth. How perilous this indeed is!

 

It is my purpose to reveal the dimension of spirit found in The New Jerusalem, but to do so we must come to God in fear knowing He is holy and we need to come to that same holiness through suffering obedience. Anything else will cause us to miss this perfect mark.

 

To be continued………….

Kenneth B Visscher
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