~The New Jerusalem~
|The Gate Of Simeon|
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. Revelation 12:3-10 KJV ( Underline, mine )
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24:7-8 KJV
And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain
woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the
womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea
rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. And when the
people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil
generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign
of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also
the Son of man be to this generation. The queen of the south shall rise up in
the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came
from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold,
a greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment
with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching
of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. Luke 11:27-32 KJV
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalms 119:11 KJV
Then the Angel which supported me under my arm brought me up into the atmosphere above the Army of the Lord into the realm of the Heavens. It was here in the dark realms above that I saw the forces of darkness and evil as they were demon spirits, for they were the fallen elite force of dark angels who were part of the power of principality and power in the heavenly places. And I saw two huge Angels, very large who were of the Lord. One in particular was revealed to me as Michael the Angel of God described in Revelation 12 as being the Angel who warred against the dragon when the manchild was to be born. I saw Michael in a flowing garment of silken red and white with strands of fabric in his garment which denoted the garments of a warring Angel. This was above the Army of the Lord as it marched forth on the earth.
And beside Michael were many Angels of the Lord warring in the atmosphere above the earth. These Angels would expertly dislodge the demon spirits by defeating them with their swords. The demon spirits would fall then to the earth to the very ground upon which the Army did march forward. As they fell there was a great commotion in the Nations around about the Army of the Lord and the peoples of the Nations would be very angered against The Lord’s Army and would fight and resist their march. Remember that the members of this Army were clothed now in Bodies Glorified, they could not die or be harmed in any way for they had fully passed into the point of life from which the wonders of God would flow. The warfare increased in the Heavens and on the earth the Nations rose up in very powerful carnality to resist the Spirit of The Lord who did move through the Army to perform His fiery judgments. So then I saw that in the atmosphere above the earth and on the earth was the very same war, and through this war marched the Army of the Lord whom no one could war against.
But I saw something further and this relates to this actual physical earth. I saw that as demon spirits were dislodged and fell to the earth that as they hit the earth natural disasters would take place. These natural disasters were such that affected the entire world of men, affected, and devastated their economies, the measures of false religious faith, and the politics of the nations. I saw as the demons hit the soil of the earth, the very same soil that the Army of the Lord marched forth upon, that there were great earthquakes and volcanoes, floods and tempests, storms in the clouds and in the air. There was much quaking and destruction upon the earth from the impact of the bodies of these spiritual demonic spirits which would hit with such an impact. I saw great earthquakes and entire cities submerged in the oceans in the coastal areas, great havoc in the nations because of this war which ensued while the Army did march forward. The earth was not only being judged by the march of the Army of The Lord, but by the terror of the minions of hell in their dislodged state bringing forth great waves of destruction to the natural creation.
( (****NOTE****) I know that this can be hard for some to receive, but it is nevertheless true that there is going to come to this world fearsome destructions in the natural creation before the New Jerusalem is set in the earth in perfection for all nations to come and flow into it. )
( Not the end of
this Vision )
The Gate of Simeon: They that hear and obey God’s Word.
In truth, the
divisions and separations we have all endured one from another over doctrine is
mild compared to what will be when The Lord begins to correct this earth. For
The Lord has not begun to correct yet the Nations. His sword is presently
working in the company of Overcomers to correct them and to separate them out
from amongst all others. We have come to the Gate of Simeon which is Gate #6 in
the writings concerning the Gates and how they affect us NOW in our faith. This
Gate represents those who have hid the Word of God away in their hearts and who
are obeying it. Not just a proper interpretation of scripture, but also the
other “words” that accompany the true Word of God. There is a company, a group,
a remnant, the fiery wheel within the bigger wheel of Ezekiel chapter 1. The
overcoming company of Saints. These are they who hold the Word of The Lord IN
TRUTH WITH NO VARIABLENESS OR SHADOW OF TURNING. They have a correct grasp of
scripture and there is no fallacy in their thinking concerning false doctrine.
It is to these who hold personal prophecy, visions and scripture that I now
The first utterance of the Word of The Lord that went forth from the lips of The Lord was done in the original creation. The final utterance of the Word of The Lord will be when that creation is completed. For man is NOT YET in the image of The Lord FULLY. He is in a measure, but not completed. Part of the plan of The Lord in moving His creation forward was to complete first a company of people who would come forth in the earth in absolute Holiness with the Spirit of The Lord upon them without measure, a company of glorified ones who would not only end the ways of men apart from God, but would also MAKE HOLY THIS EARTH. This is given to the company of Overcomers. Those who will be in Glorified Bodies. Just as sure as there will be a Holy people, so too there will be a Holy working of God. A prophet, and a prophetical generation will the Most High raise up, even this corporate son from whence the wonders of God will flow.
In the same measure God has also created men to be apart from Him hidden and buried in the Mystery of Iniquity. It is from here in the company of men that The Lord sifts through the hearts and in His sovereignty He separates unto Himself those who He will first perfect. These separate ones are the members of The Army of The Lord.
These who are separated unto God have hid the Word of God in their hearts, the things of God given by revelation and by actual prophecy and vision are held as very Holy and very precious, which things are a continual vision before them. It is this holding without the support of denominations and men’s religions that separates them from all others. For the Army of The Lord will have NO duality of any kind.
Let me now show you those who have hidden away the Word of God in their hearts. These are the ones The Lord calls His “Overcomers”. They come now to the Gate of Simeon as ones whom God has raised from the dead, as ones who have the power of eternal life reigning in their bodies of flesh and blood.
At present, the individual members of this Army are extremely poor in Spirit. These who are called to be filled with the infinite measure of God have nothing in themselves to offer Him other than their entire lives. They have no understanding or wisdom of their own, no ability at the first to know or hear the true voice of God, no strength of faith or character. They are people who do not fit in anywhere in the world with anything, they may have jobs, but only just can ‘do’ them. They do not know what direction to walk in nor what to do to be spiritual or holy before the Lord in prayer or in faith or in any other thing. They have no ability to be able to do anything before God that seems right at all, in fact, they fail all the time. Continual mistakes can sometimes be their daily effort and they end up in extreme frustration and inability to make right choices. I have often told my friends that the individual members of the Army of The Lord can’t fight their way out of a wet paper bag. They have no idea how to do that. But these KNOW that God is their portion, even though they don’t know how to appropriate that portion! They discern and know the true word of God, but then they do not know how to walk in it! They have had many years of simple WAITING and simple FAITH. But in themselves they know not anything more than that. These are vagabonds, outcasts, hated by denominations and by kingdom building preachers who preach for money. These who are this way seem to have no direction and they look very strange to those who would view them from a distance. These of The Lord’s Army don’t fit in anywhere, they are square pegs in round holes. They love the Lord and His workings, but they have no clue sometimes as to where those workings are. On top of that these of His Army most often do not know His voice when He speaks unless they are completely separate and alone unto Him, then they can perceive His voice and know the way in which they are to walk. Despised and rejected, they with joy bear the mantle of the Lord upon them even though everyone else thinks they are wasting their time.
Those are the members
of His Army. A bunch of total misfits.
And it is through these that God will do His perfect work of total restoration and redemption.
The true basis and qualifications for anyone of the Army of the Lord to become a soldier in that army is for them first to become absolutely NOTHING. They are stripped of EVERYTHING. They have nothing at all to offer anyone. They can’t preach, can’t teach, can’t talk the walk or walk the talk. They are completely errant and vain. The Lord strips them of virtually everything relating to their spiritual walk. Some of them even get stripped of natural possessions and objects. Some of them become rich in the earth, that too is a form of correction! In either case, they come to The Lord with nothing to offer. Empty, stripped and naked they appear before God as they were created, but with nothing else to offer other then their own lives. Truly they have lost their ability and their strength to reveal anything to God other than their own life in the earth and that is all they can offer. But they DO come TO The Lord, that is the key.
The other present reality of those who are or will be members of The Army of The Lord is the fact that they wrestle continually against carnality. Carnality simply defined is a mind that thinks and acts in the world, that is aware of this world and the need for body life to be sustained. The carnal mind is a total enemy to The Lord for it restrains His people from walking free. The Overcomer, in the actual ACT of overcoming, is wrestling against CARNALITY.
1) The carnal mind tricks one into thinking their life in the world is the will of God.
2) The Overcomer then resists their life in the world by bearing a cross.
3) The carnal mind then accuses them of foolishness for bearing the cross.
4) Then when one resists this accusation of foolishness the carnal mind tempts them to begin a walk of religious effort.
The amazing thing about this is that the carnal mind damns a person for being “religious” and then damns them if they are “ not religious”. If a person seeks to be free, the carnal mind accuses them of that very act of seeking. The carnal mind replies to your seeking after The Lord with pointed accusations against the many failures of your flesh and of your sinful nature. Then when you do manage to seek and actually “find” The Lord, the carnal mind accuses you of that also! At that point the carnal mind reverts your thinking back to your many failures and tells you that you really did NOT find the Lord for the Lord is actually angry over your failures. So the syndrome of carnal verses spiritual continues. The carnal mind receiving its strength from the minions of hell who abide in the ‘air’, the realm of spirit above you. Your spiritual man receiving its strength from the Holy Ghost within. How perplexing our walk with the minions of hell giving their power to our own carnality! Lord! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?!?! We then, stripped and naked and coming to the Lord as living stones OVERCOME ALL OF THIS BECAUSE OF JESUS IN US. There is NO OTHER WAY.
The Gate of Simeon, how precious the Saints that abide under its arches and behold the pearl of its Gate! The grace of God here gives the Overcomer the ability to conquer their own inability, and at the same time applies to us the needed measures of rebuke to cause our steps to be found perfect before God. When you come into rank and order in the perfect march of The Lord’s Army, it will be because you conquered your own carnality, you conquered your own inability, your own lack. It will be that you will receive your Body Glorified when you come to THE END OF YOURSELF. As you do, the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee, And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Isaiah 60:2,3. At last, a people will be seen who will finally show forth the real Lord, the Lord of Glory and of love by the perfect Holiness that God is. This same Holiness that enlightened the face of Moses and caused to run the feet of Elijah. This same God of Eternity will be seen on this small company who could of their own selves do nothing. It is this small company that God has chosen. YOU DEAR READER. For you have NOTHING OF YOURSELF TO GIVE OTHER THAN YOUR OWN LIFE. And God will bring that same word you hid in your heart back unto Himself!
Give your life
afresh today as you read these lines. As you do, give unto the Lord everything,
including your dark carnal mind. These grey areas in your thinking where
unbelief and unrighteous thoughts dwell. Give it all to Jesus. Come before Him
completely naked in your faith and not covered with anything that you chose or
thought of. Come as you are with no other purpose and no other faith. Come as
one who knows now which way to walk or how to present yourself. Just come to
the Lord and lay down your life as one that has nothing more to offer. AND GOD
WILL TAKE YOU UP. You will be born of the woman in the wilderness and you will
be caught up to the Throne of God.
Dear Overcomer, come to The Lord, know that He accepts you by faith, and then wait until He finishes that word you have hid in your heart. He will complete it and will bring it forth unto Himself in absolute perfection. He is truly the Lord when He does this, and amazed indeed will be your life before Him.
“ And I looked and was caught up a little further, and behold,
The Gate of Dan: Judgment, He who judges. And I wept when I beheld the people of the Lord who abode in this Gate, and I trembled when I saw God upon them, for these Overcomers judged the earth and brought the earth and the Nations into The Kingdom of God, even The New Jerusalem, and their love was unmatched for depth and vitality, nothing could discourage the Love of God that was in them as they perfectly judged the earth and the Nations ……..”
Kenneth B Visscher