~The New Jerusalem~
|The Gate Of Benjamin|
And they journeyed from
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. Revelation 20:4-9
He who has ears, let him give ear to what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not come under the power of the second death. Revelation 2:11 Bible in Basic English
And now, Christ hath risen out of the dead--the first-fruits of those sleeping he became, for since through man is the death, also through man is a rising again of the dead, for even as in Adam all die, so also in the Christ all shall be made alive, and each in his proper order, a first-fruit Christ, afterwards those who are the Christ's, in his presence, then--the end, when he may deliver up the reign to God, even the Father, when he may have made useless all rule, and all authority and power-- for it behoveth him to reign till he may have put all the enemies under his feet-- the last enemy is done away--death; for all things He did put under his feet, and, when one may say that all things have been subjected, it is evident that He is excepted who did subject the all things to him, and when the all things may be subjected to him, then the Son also himself shall be subject to Him, who did subject to him the all things, that God may be the all in all. 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 Young’s Literal Translation
“Then the Angel who supported me under my arm lifted me up
and carried me up over the wall of the City, even up to the pinnacle of the
( End Vision )
“I saw all mankind, all humanity from every period in
history and from every nation, those alive and those long extinct in the lake
that burns with fire ( upward force of heat and light ) and
brimstone ( Divine
Holiness ). No member of lost and unredeemed humanity was outside of
this lake. Those that believed in Jesus and those who were overcoming had already
known the force of the flames and the brimstone within by the baptism of fire.
The lake was not the wrath of God, but was the process of the second death
which removed the first death off of humanity. The lake answered the wrath of
God by ending death. I saw entire nations as well as individuals in the flames
with large black spots of iniquity being burned off of them, the blackened
burned portions spiraling upwards as spiffs of smoke being removed off of each
one. As humanity went through the flames of fire in the second death they would
each in turn emerge from the lake on the shoreline in front of the Gate of
Benjamin. Standing within the arches of the Gate was The Lord Jesus Christ,
even He who shed His precious blood upon
The Gate of Benjamin: Son of the Father’s Right Hand.
Apostle Paul had two main doctrines which empowered his entire ministry as the
Apostle to the Gentiles. The doctrine was first and foremost the revelation of
The Lord Jesus Christ as He alone was exalted to the right hand of God with a
name which was above every name. “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:6-11
The second doctrine The Apostle Paul held was the intense love and preciousness The Lord Jesus Christ had towards His church, the congregation of those who believe. At no time in anything Paul wrote which is the basis of the Epistles did He ever speak of God being upset or angry with mankind. He did write of God being angry against the bondages of flesh and the carnal mind, but not of men themselves. This was in agreement with all the prophecies of the Old Testament prophets who as true prophets of the Lord prophesied of the restitution of all creation. “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.” Acts 3:19-26 King James Version (underline/italics mine)
However, God has not chosen this world we are presently in to display all His salvation to all mankind in this present age. This age was chosen by God to take out of all nations those whom are named “Overcomers”. Those who will be a people who bear His Holy Name. These in this life are processed, tried, perfected and made Holy.
When I view the Gate of Benjamin, I see a people in that Gate who have taken fully Father’s name unto themselves. A royal people, Holy in perfection who have no death working in them. That is yet to be seen in this world for each Overcomer I know is presently enduring SECOND DEATH. The Gate of Benjamin brings Sons to God. They who enter The New Jerusalem through this Gate will be sons of full stature, fully matured with no taint of the former life in them. For the will of God is sure, which will cannot be refuted. And that is that all who died in Adam ( the 1st death ) would each in turn take part in the second death. It is the will of God for you dear reader of these writings, you who are overcoming day by day your daily trials, to go through THE SECOND DEATH. God is most earnest that you endure the processings of your life and that you partake of this SECOND DEATH so that you may be found with NO taint of the fall, NO taint of personal iniquity, NO taint of your former life. For the SECOND DEATH is a death no one is exempt from. No one can bypass it just as they cannot bypass being born in Adam, so they cannot bypass death to Adam to come alive again in Christ. For the SECOND DEATH dear Overcomer IS THE DEATH OF YOUR PERSONAL DEATH.
*That which is slated to die in you, DIES.
*Every single thing in you that is not of God or of the born again nature, DIES.
*Every single bad doctrine based in new age philosophy and deception, DIES.
*Every aspect of self works or religious effort, DIES.
*Every place where your life is in this world as a life lived in present time, DIES.
*All in you that is contrary to the true nature of Jesus in you, DIES.
There is nothing in you that is born in this present world that will survive THE SECOND DEATH. And they that overcome WILL NOT BE HURT OF IT. Those who are hurt of the second death are those who loved this present world. The degree of hurt will be the degree of your love of this dead creation. But if you lay all your life down at your Savior’s feet and if you abandon your life completely as useless in this world, YOU WILL SUFFER NO HARM.
Hear me Overcomer. God’s will for you today IS TO DIE. Die the SECOND DEATH. Die to THIS WORLD and this world becomes dead to you. The will of God for you to be granted the title as one who overcame is that you endure DEATH IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE. For the life of this present world IS DEAD. It is a life found in the fall of Adam, in the life of Adam, in the life of carnality – THAT DEAR OVERCOMER IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE TO OVERCOME. The Gate of Benjamin is the Gate one enters when the second death is finished. When there is nothing left in you to die! When all that is death in you is DEAD. Your entire gamut of trials and testings in this world IS TO MAKE YOU DIE. For it is the will of God to remove from you ALL ASPECTS OF THE LIFE OF THIS WORLD WHICH IS DEATH ITSELF AND IS THE SPIRIT OF DEATH. To love and live in this world is to love and live in that which is under a curse and is DEAD. Why love that which is dead, when that which is dead must be removed from you by the spirit of burning? God will not spare this death from you, but will bring it on to you in greater and greater measures prior to the appearing of Christ in you. When Christ appears, DEATH WILL BE NO MORE.
No one who is born in Adam is exempt from the second death. No one who is called out of the races of mankind, out of every nation and every period in history, who God calls as Overcomers, are exempt from second death. The only ones hurt by the second death are all those who loved this world! The Overcomer in this world learns day by day TO HATE THIS WORLD AND THEIR LIFE IN IT. They learn to deny themselves, take up their crosses AND DIE TO THIS PRESENT EVIL WORLD. Get this straight dear reader. EVERYBODY WILL TAKE PART IN THE SECOND DEATH. But they that overcome will not be harmed by it. For they have already despised their life in this world and have no love for the world or the systems of the world. They have died to it even while they live in bodies of flesh and blood, they know that their life is of another order and to that order they do come.
To the Gate of Benjamin arrives they that overcome. Each one who endures now the tribulations of the hour come to learn in truth of the power of their risen Lord. For Jesus, standing in this Gate, stands alone as Savior of the world. Then each Overcomer who comes to Jesus in this Gate in turn becomes “saviors” who judge the rest of mankind and delivers them also to the processings found only in the second death.
“For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all
the nations drink continually; yea, they shall drink, and swallow down, and
shall be as though they had not been. But in
In this Ladeocean day when many are lukewarm and comforted in their status in life the Overcomer will arise in witness against them. The testimony and the walk of they that first taste the second death becomes an offence to they who abide in love with this world and with the fallen creation within it. The Overcomer becomes a stench to those who are not overcoming because of the smell of death. The Overcomer bears about in them the dying of The Lord Jesus Christ that the life of Christ might also abide in them.
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves; we are pressed on every side, yet not straitened; perplexed, yet not unto despair; pursued, yet not forsaken; smitten down, yet not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you.” 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 American Standard Version
Right now, in this very time in which we live, God is drawing a very clear and solid line. There is a distinct difference being made before all the Angels of Glory and all the elements of fallen creation as to who are they that overcome and they who do not. Those that overcome are bearing more than their share of trials about in their mortal bodies, suffering not just the pressure of death to this world, but the baptism of fire by the Holy Ghost which is also upon them. Christ has poured out upon them the power of Pentecost to consume their dross that they might come into the liberty of Tabernacles. But they that Overcome will also take part in all that is beyond Tabernacles, for they are being prepared as a straightened highway for the Lord to come and appear in and for them to be manifested IN THIS DEAD WORLD as those who are alive, resurrected in the first resurrection from the dead. For the end of your second death process dear Overcomer will be RESURRECTION. In this you will be fully identified with the living Christ.
Jesus is about to come. His appearing is right in front of us. And in that appearing your death process will be ended and you will come into the life of the ages. You will come into your glorified body and this body will walk upon THIS earth. The nations will see you in your body and they will repent because the proof of Christ will be in body form right in front of their eyes. Each one will then enter the process of second death and will learn through the millennial reign of Christ those things which will set them free. The Overcomer however will have all this behind them, they will no longer know anything outside of the full measure of God and of His power.
This then is the end of the 12 Gates.
And I looked downwards ( not upwards ) and I beheld the foundations of The New Jerusalem, and to each foundation, an Apostle…….
To be continued…………………..
Kenneth B Visscher