~The New Jerusalem~
|The Gate Of Reuben|
And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. Revelation 22:1-7 KJV
For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Matthew 24:28-35 KJV
Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors. Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Proverbs 8:1-17 KJV
“ I beheld Jesus stand within the arches of the Reuben Gate. He was clothed in simplicity in a garment of white and He had surrounding Him the light of the City as he was that light.
On the outside of the Reuben Gate was the earth for this City had settled upon it. The dust which had been kicked up from the descent of this City had settled and there was a space of distance outwards from the Gate into the soils of the earth. I saw from the right side of the Gate the Army of the Lord walking toward Jesus with great carefulness and very quietly they came to where He was, but not quite up to where he was, they were slightly distanced from Him. As I looked at the earth before the Gate I saw many graves of the dead Saints who had lived and had overcome in their past lives, they who were part of the Two Witness company from days and ages gone by. Their dead bodies lay in graves before the Reuben Gate but they were one with the light of the Lord in Spirit. Then as the Living Christ looked out upon the graves there was a tremendous shaking, a great earthquake and the graves were opened and the Saints whose bodies were dead arose with new Bodies. They, with the Army of the Lord standing to the side joined together and came unto the Lord Jesus Christ who stood within this Gate. A great and mighty resurrection, and each member of the Overcoming company were raised again and were found in bodies eternal, bodies like unto His Body, bodies which would never die. It was to the Reuben Gate that they gathered for they saw the Son and did not die.
And the graves were empty.
The Gate of Reuben – Looking upon the Son – He who sees the Son. Here then is wisdom. For they who come to the Reuben Gate come as those who have gained wisdom from the Lord. You cannot come unless you have been made wise and you have been made Holy. The duality that is in you in this Gate will here within its arches be judged and you will be free of your carnal flesh. It is here at this Gate that we gain wisdom from God and understanding as to the new Body that the Lord will soon clothe His overcomes with, bodies like Jesus Body which arose from the Tomb in the garden. Bodies eternal.
As you come to this Gate you will feel undone. Your life in the world will be a shame to you and not worth more than a dead thing.
It is here at the Gate of Reuben that you will behold Jesus. You will see the only begotten Son of the Most High God, even He whose name is the Great El Elyon. The Father, who raised up Christ from the dead and set Him at His own right hand. This same Jesus waits for the Overcomers in the arches of the Reuben Gate.
In my mind I like things to be simple so that I can grasp the importance of the Word of God concerning the motions of His Spirit. I learned that the motion of God’s Spirit is always done in such a manner as to not overwhelm my thoughts. I can UNDERSTAND the motions of God in the Heavens and in my life when things are held in the simplicity of the gospel. And then I can understand the simple task of bearing my own cross to cancel out my own carnality and my own way. It is the ability that God has to make Himself known to lowly creatures that blesses a man like myself. For truly our base desires are in need of crucifixion and our natural understanding is set for abandonment when we come to learn of the Lord. The gospel of Christ, and His power to save has to be for me a matter of simplicity.
The Reuben Gate believe it or not, is a simple statement of the condition of our lives. Not just of our lives, but of the life of Jesus as He is now exalted with a name which is above every name. Jesus Christ stands perfect as Lord because of who He is, not just what He accomplished in His passion. He was Lord perfect, Holy, complete, He did not have to come to God as one dirtied from the soils of this earth. We are begotten of Him by being born of His same Spirit, hence we have this duality which Christ did not have. Christ died TO His will. Christ died TO His own life in His body in the earth, gladly exchanging it for the Glory of the New Body, His old body raised new. We follow this pattern Son by dying TO our will and hoping for the resurrection to take place so that we too can be clothed upon with the same Body. Christ Jesus alone could atone for our sin because He did not have blood tainted with the stain of personal iniquity. No one else could do that, just Jesus. Yet He had a human will. It was that will that He laid down during His passion just as previous it was that will which declared that no man could take His life from Him but that He offered it up as a sacrifice by His own volition.
“Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. “John 10:17-18 KJV
I have just revealed to you in the paragraph above what the Apostle Paul termed “The Mystery of Christ”.
If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Ephesians 3:2-7 KJV
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Colossians 4:2-6 KJV
The Mystery of Christ is one of the 16 mysteries Paul lists in his epistles. It is the mystery of a man who was in a body of flesh and blood who had no taint of personal iniquity, no taint of the fall of the 1st Adam. His was the completion of a race. A perfection without boundaries. A WILL LAID DOWN as relates to this world and to His life in this world. A perfect atonement. And it is this Mystery which the Reuben Gate reveals for the Army of the Lord will be also as “saviors” upon the Mount Zion who will judge the world of flesh. The entire Army that gathers unto the captain of their salvation within the arches of the Reuben Gate in the City of God will be PERFECT WITH NO TAINT ALSO. For their cleansing from personal iniquity ( self will ) shall be completed.
Who does God choose to be part of this Army that would gather at the Reuben Gate?
He chooses people according to His sovereign purposes, not according to their stature or standing or wealth or lack of wealth in the world. He chooses those who are very weak in spirit, small in spiritual stature, those who know that in them dwells no good thing ( that is in their flesh ) and that there is nothing of their lives which they can do to bring themselves up into the perfection of the living Word. These who are poor in spirit are the ones God chooses. The ones who do not know anything other than the beauty of Jesus and their own severe lack. That there is in them nothing that they can offer to change a situation. That they are far short of what they think would be the ideal in God. The members of the Army of the Lord who will gather at the Reuben Gate have no validity of their own. They are weakened by their own bad choices. They have made a zillion mistakes. They don’t fit in with the systems all around them and the denominations in the earth which seem to prosper. They are cast aside, broken, destitute of earthly fellowship, rejected and despised by other Christians. Their lives are disregarded and they are ignored and forgotten as to spiritual things. These will come as an Army to meet Jesus under the Arches of the Reuben Gate.
This Gate does two things. It reveals to us our duality and then once the duality is seen it delivers us from the duality.
The Reuben Gate working practically in your life becomes a testament to your personal tribulation. For you are The New Jerusalem, a house rebuilt, a home for God to Tabernacle in eternally. God’s final place set for His Throne. YOU are this City. The tribulation you endure as overcomers is due to Jesus standing in the arches of the Reuben Gate amidst the Pearl of Grace which this Gate represents. The grace of God which brings you to this Gate works a marvelous forgiveness of past sin and of your present ungodly flesh. It works in spite of your lack of understanding and your small spiritual stature. This Gate is the workings of God to show unto you that you have two natures, the nature inherited from father Adam and the nature inherited in perfection from the Spirit of the Living Christ, that part which is born from above. When you see the Son in this Gate, you are also seeing your tremendous lack of being like Him. You stand in judgment of yourself and you deem yourself far short of this Holy perfection that God requires. As you view your own life in comparison to the life of Jesus, you trust Him implicitly as your only Savior and your only Lord. And you gladly bear to death the fallen portion of your 1st Adamic life so that you may be joined to the Lord in pure spirit having overcome the elements of this world. This Gate then represents the warfare and struggle against your own carnality. For you see Jesus in this Gate and you know you are unholy, unclean and undone. And it is here that God brings to bear upon you the weight of your own personal cross and it is here that God causes the light of this world to be extinguished and your life to be snuffed out when it comes to a life in this world AS RELATES TO SPIRITUAL THINGS. For I am convinced that the true Army of the Lord who are God’s Overcomers ARE NOT KNOWN IN THE ASSEMBLIES OF MEN. They are not seen, they who were once cave dwellers with Obadiah and David are now closet dwellers in this modern world. They have separated themselves unto God and are allowing the Spirit of burning to move as a candle through their souls to remove any taint of the fall of Adam from them.
I say unto you prophetically, that this motion of the fire of God that is in you WILL END. And you will BE PERFECT and you will come forth out of your grave in this world raised again at the last day and will meet face to face the Living Logos of God, even The Lord Jesus Christ who alone will be made one with they who overcame. I say in prophecy to you the reader of this paper, YOU TOO WILL OVERCOME EVEN AS JESUS OVERCAME. And your union with the Captain of the Army will be eternal and will be only in complete holiness and perfection. The duality you once saw when you saw the Son in the Reuben Gate will be no more, instead you too will be clothed in the garment of righteousness as a part of that which God has made HOLY.
Come dear reader to the Reuben Gate. Let the soils of the earth that bury you be parted and rise again. Rise up, stand upon your feet in a Glorified Body and walk forward from the tombstones and come unto the Living Christ. This Gate He does stand in is the Gate of Reuben, BEHOLD THE SON. Come and BE ONE WITH THAT SON. Arise dear reader, rise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light! Rise up oh fair one, one destitute in spirit, poor in spirit, rise up and be ye raised from the dead and DIE NO MORE.
Come now to the Reuben Gate and be one in company with this Host who has overcome. Not because they knew what to do, but because God knew how to cleanse them! Come with repentance as your middle name. Come with the cross being your shadow and the life of Christ being the light that causes the shadow to be cast. Come now from amongst the dead and arise oh Saints of God, Overcomers of the final order, come and be ye made ONE in an Army of Love which will deliver all creation from this very same death. Come Ye blessed of the Lord!
“And I looked, and behold the Gate of Gad, A band, a troop THE ARMY OF THE LORD.”
And the sight of this Army with banners was most terrible………….”
Kenneth B Visscher