~The New Jerusalem~
|The Gate Of Judah|
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 2 Peter 3:10-14 KJV
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains
shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the
rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the
house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
There is in my heart today such an urgency and expansion that I cannot contain. It is a powerful desire to be CLEAN before the Lord. Now in our day we will notice that there are some voices who come across in the garbs of ministry who are saying that the work of Christ in us is done. It is finished – they say. So those who have itching ears are well able then to adhere to this doctrine of total completion and to rejoice in what is being termed as “who they are in Christ”. Apparently there are some ministries who are teaching the Sons of God with itching ears about their ‘true’ identity in the Lord Jesus Christ. That one cannot know their true identity unless they come into this ministry.
The garb of falsehood in this hour must be preached along with truth so one may discern and know the difference. For the Word of God says thus:
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” 2 Thessalonians 2:3 KJV
We are in the time of the great falling away. The great falling away is not the separation of those who believe in Jesus verses those who remain wicked in the world and do not believe in Jesus. Although the earth is reeling under the increase in iniquity that the world is overtaken with, the separation of the believer from the unbeliever is not the great falling away. For the term “falling away first” denotes that there must have at one point been an adherence to spiritual things. That there was a point where the walk with Jesus was a reality, a measured response of faith, an experience in the Love of God. To fall away when you are already wicked and never had light does not make sense because you are already fallen. But to fall away when you were once with the Lord and His people in truth does. The great falling away therefore is done by GOD’S PEOPLE. They are the ones who take part in this great fall. They are the ones who reveal openly afterwards this son of perdition, even he whose working is after the power of Satan. And I say unto you the reader, that we are in our day witnessing this “great falling away!”
In my writings the pen I hold turns into a sword as I continually warn of this great malady of pressure that is subtly coming upon some of those who once bore the testimony of Jesus. Again, the falling away IS NOT just those who always have been wicked and without God in the world. The falling part does not make sense with them for what would they fall from? The falling away IS FROM THOSE WHO BORE SALVATION. THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD. THOSE WHO WERE SAVED. And I say to you that the Lord has given this again as a firm instruction from His Throne that we who are alive and remain are to remember this and fear this falling. We are to remain on the simple straight and narrow road that leads us to life with few finding it.
falling away we have now is being done by several of these doctrines I have
mentioned in the past. Teachers who have arisen to preach as though they had
“new” revelation from God. Revelation such as Jesus being a “seed” in every
man, woman and child on earth right now. That when Jesus said “It is finished”
So now to these who are alive and remain I say this. That the study we do now in The New Jerusalem will truly be TO THEY THAT OVERCOME. For the Lord is once again dividing and separating those who will truly follow Christ upon the mount Zion as the 144.000 and those who will not but will fall away, even though they knew these things! The Lord began this week to reveal to me once again the 12 Gates of the New Jerusalem. In the previous writing I mentioned the meanings of the Gates. But this time the Lord revealed to me the necessity to enter in BY each Gate and HOW that Gate does a work in each one who enters thereby. Also that the Gates of Pearl all represent aspects of God’s grace. What I saw though about God’s grace was phenomenal. That the grace of God has two aspects to it at each of the 12 Gates and that these two aspects will in time cause our walk to be corrected.
Fundamental Christianity now with the added company of those who were once upon a time on the overcoming path but “fell away”, teaches that upon entering this “know-ledge” of who we are in Christ, we simply enter the perfected state eternally. This however is incorrect. For the Lord wants each one to go through the growth process and learned obedience to His Spirit. If you do not, you will enter the little red schoolhouse in the sky! That learning curve you needed will CONTINUE in the afterlife! And you will not be counted as one that overcame! The doctrines I deal with daily in email and from letters from readers deal with thing which give “automatic and full finish to our faith”. These are the subtle tugs at the hearts of the deceived. Those who by use of their senses have sensed wrong and have not discerned this perdition that looks like the Lord. The I AM AS GOD rather than the I AM THAT I AM that Moses met.
1) There are still the necessary steps needed to be cleansed in walk in this life
2) There are still the necessary steps needed to become Holy in this life.
3) That there is still the necessary need for cleansing from personal iniquity.
4) That if you believe it is DONE that it contradicts the parable of the 10 virgins.
5) That if you look at this perdition, it does away with the need to overcome.
6) The necessity of a Bride being prepared without spot, wrinkle or blemish.
7) The true revelation of the lake that burns with fire and brimstone.
For everyone who loveth and believeth a lie will be IN that lake. And that is the warning I have from the Lord for this particular writing.
Beginning then in this study I desire to reveal how the Gates do work to perfect in us our life, our walk and the need for cleansing and purification unto Holiness. Amazing indeed is the power of God unto Salvation, and the type of this practical outworking of His Holiness in each one who enters by each Gate.
THE GATE OF
Coming then to the 1st
Gate, the Gate of
“As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.”
Proverbs 27:21 KJV
To overcome and to conquer and to discern one must be in this attitude of praise and worship before the Lord. That there be a heart of thankfulness. For me personally, I cannot thank the Lord enough. He is the ever increasing fullness in me that I desire. But at the same time when my flesh is confronting my spirit, this duality arises, then I really begin to thank the Lord and praise and worship Him for He reveals the difference. Not only so, but when necessary discernment arises when a truth presents itself, that same truth IS TESTED by the spirit of worship. If you allow worship to be FROM YOU UNTO THE LORD the truth that you are faced with shall be tested as to its validity.
“Is it a truth from the Lord?”
“Does this truth have any element of instruction in it to give me understanding?”
“Does the truth I am now hearing give Glory alone to Jesus and not to me?”
“Does this truth exemplify the living Christ in me as the totally victorious one?”
And the big test,
“Does this new truth keep me in a state of normalcy?”
For the Lord in motion of Spirit in truth will not allow you to be one who looks mystical and ultra spiritual, but will make you normal in a real world with real tribulation and real issues of life. But in the midst of the real world as you walk as a normal person this truth will set you free.
As you enter into praise and worship, the first element that comes into your being is joy which I will cover in the Gate of Asher. But the very next element you discover as your worship God is FIRE. This fire will burn in you and will burn in two directions. As a streaming course of flames this fire will burn across your fallen Adamic nature to bring it to naught in whatever area you are overcoming at that time. Patience is needed for the flames of fire from God to cancel out whatever area you are desiring to overcome. Long patience while the fire burns to deliver and to cleanse. The other direction the fire burns is to encourage your life. For your life becomes a flaming brand, a kindled stock of Barley, one who is fired on by the blast of His nostrils in a working which is Holy. That you as a minister of the Gospel will burn in fire towards all elements around you in the earth. That as a ministry of a flame of fire, so shall you walk.
“And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” Hebrews 1:6-9 KJV
Stand with me at the Gate of Judah praising and worshipping God. As you do the flames of His great and infinite love will course out from His Throne and will purge you of all that is estranged from entering the New Jerusalem. Not only so, but you will become empowered as a ministry of fire to bring forth this cleaning required to set creation free of death and of dying. I care not from whence you come or wither you go, come to this Gate first and worship the Lord while you stand within its arches and see the fiery stream issue forth to consume your life.
The Gate of Pearl which represents the Judah Gate has a dual purpose. For it is by Grace that you are permitted to worship God in spirit and in truth. But at the same time this same grace works in you His purpose in removing from you the rising of the dross, the defilements of your lower nature so you would be free to walk in your higher nature. There is no shortcut for this grace by the pearl of this Gate to do its work in you for it must be and you must partake of it. This grace works to cleanse and purify and to enlighten and exhort. It’s exemplary fashion is to bring both of these to you as a measure of Grace first that you may indeed be clean and overcome all the elements of the fall in this world.
Come with me now to stand within the Gate of Issachar – God who is our reward.
To be continued………………
Kenneth B Visscher