Chapter #15






The Diamond - Perfect Unity


GAD.....A troop cometh... A COMPANY OF PEOPLE, a remnant. A strong people as the world has never known.


DIAMOND....The hardest of all stones; the grinder and polisher.


JEHOVAH ROPHE....The LORD our HEALER.... He who will RESTORE....God tests the people; He is not on trial, they are. I AM the GOD that healeth thee....Numbers 12:13.


This is the place of the revealing of the REMNANT or troop of people that God will HEAL and RESTORE so that they may be as HARD as a diamond....But this is not the place of fulfillment of this call, only the revelation of the call. First, God must HEAL them and restore them and test them for their faithfulness.


This is where the Overcomers attempt to put GOD ON TRIAL {Even though God cannot be tested}. They test Him and challenge Him to "keep His promises" instead of yielding to the HARDNESS of God's nature and allowing Him to grind them down and restore them, for it takes a diamond to cut a diamond. It takes the diamond of God's nature to bring out His nature in us, to form us into a TROOP, a company of people.


No man shall bring unity among men, Only GOD, by HIS own nature, shall bring the restoration of His people.


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On the 6th day of Creation God created man. He molded man out of the dust of the earth, and from this clay he made man in the Image of God. When God created this world and man in it, He did so as God who later would be revealed with 12 names. But I want to show you God as Jehovah Rophe, who created man who would need to be HEALED from an infirmity.


Before Jehovah Rophe breathed His Life into this molded clay, He created that man, still lifeless and but dust with a cavity inside. This cavity was a spot, an element, apart from God, not filled with the fullness of God, that lacked from God and from the name of God Jehovah Rophe and that was contrary to the image of God. This lack in this lump of clay was created by God who did not place Himself into that cavity. But God withheld that which was OF HIM from this cavity and that is the cavity wherein the Mystery of Iniquity began. This was the place of emptiness in that lump of clay in which God was not present, either in Image, or in Spirit. And that lack of presence from God in that cavity was also the beginning of The Mystery Of God, and of The Father, two distinct and complete mysteries.


“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: “ 1 Corinthians 2:7,

 

“Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:” Colossians 1:26,


“That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;” Colossians 2:2


Hence we have Jehovah Rophe, God who would heal man. So God breathed into this clay His Breath and man became a living soul - with this cavity inside of him, a place where God was not. A place where man would need to be healed.


It is this empty place that the Overcomer learns to overcome.


And that is where Lucifer is first found and named. The son of the morning, he who was the brightness of God’s creation, the beginning of God’s image, and man, who was lacking from God needed Jehovah Rophe to heal him from this very same Lucifer who walked in SELF WILL and now appeared in this cavity.


God is not going to heal Lucifer, but man who has Lucifer in him.


God created this creation in this earth to fall into decay, not at first, but when that cavity was found in man, and man by his own efforts would try to fill it.


“Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.” Ezekiel 28:15


It was the design of the Creator to make a creation with a garden, and in the garden many trees which denote realms and characters of spirit and soul in man. And two trees in particular in this garden, the Tree of Life and the Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil. God created that latter tree in particular because it was the will of God that creation would come to death and decay. God desired this because it was God who created man with this lack. And because of this lack God would need to fill that lack up with Himself, however the means by which God would do this would first cause Creation to come to corruption. So man, lacking from God ate of this Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil so he could truly be like God. But God did not want man to eat of this tree even though God created the tree and knew that this tree MUST be eaten BECAUSE of the lack that was in man. So then, God is the author of both the lack, and the means by which man on his own volition would try to fill that lack. And all this was part of the design of God to plunge creation into this decay which would be separate and apart from God.


Here exactly is the lack in man in two parts.

{1} Man was not Omnipotent. He was not all knowing as God who is Omnipotent. Man did not have this knowledge or wisdom because he was but dust created from the earth.

{2} Man was not Omniscient. He was not “Spirit” but was of the earth and was confined TO the earth and in particular, TO THIS GARDEN. God was Omniscient, He filled everything in all of creation, even the universe itself with His Spirit.


So man was confined right from the beginning of creation to this earth, to this dust and it would be Jehovah Rophe, one of the 12 aspects of the names of God who would need to heal man.


But man decided to use the means of the forbidden tree in the garden to fill his need for God’s image. Instead he ended up with an image that looked like God, smelled like God, acted like God, talked like God, walked like God but was not God! This then was Lucifer who was an exact image of God but was not God at all. Instead, it was man, trying to complete God’s work in creating man in His image without any lack. And it is this very Lucifer that the Overcomer must conquer IN HIMSELF. {Please read the Blog - Jesus Seen Twice}


The Diamond which is depicted on the Ephod as being Jehovah Rophe and as the Tribe of Gad means two things.

{1} A Troop Comes - depicting a corporate son who is perfect in unity and oneness even though it is made up of many members.

{2} Perfect ONENESS of God with Creation. That there is NO RIFT or DIVISION in the creation of God WHEN GOD IS DONE.


The Diamond is the hardest of all the stones and it takes a Diamond to cut and shape a Diamond. The unity of spirit and the unity of man in creation is depicted by this Diamond when it is shaped and molded and cut and created by God who is the Master Builder and Designer of The Ephod and this stone’s place in that same Ephod.


Because man attempted to complete the work of God in his own soul by his own means we have a FALSE WORK and a FALSE RESULT. This falseness is seen as perfect by many in this hour, and even in the time of this 2nd World, man has thought that perfection was his if he would but follow the attempt by man to fill this gap in himself by his own efforts. False unity, false oneness, false religion has all been the fruit of the attempt by man to fill this gap by eating of The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.


But this was God’s design. It was infinite wisdom that built this disaster into creation.


It was God who provided this fall and this Lucifer to man by man’s efforts so that man would learn that it must be GOD ALONE who completes His Holy Work in making man IN HIS OWN IMAGE. Hence we now have the birthing of the Mystery of Our Faith. That Mystery which will in time yield to all that God is IN man and OUTSIDE of man so that man can have that lack FILLED UP with God who WILL complete His creation in righteousness.


There can never be unity or oneness with man filling his gap with Lucifer. Everything about the Lucifer spirit separates man from God and man from man. Nothing that is done in the name of God through Lucifer’s attempts in man can complete man in God’s image and the more Lucifer tries to complete man, the more Lucifer fails. All the attempts by man to be in the Image of God completely are destined to fail.


Add to this the soil around the base of The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Around the base of this tree and in this soil are tainted mushrooms which are poisonous for man to eat. But man for the entire time of the 1st and 2nd World has tried to bring world unity and peace but has failed continually because of these poison mushrooms. {Please read “Come Out Of Deception” at The Visscher Family Homepage under the Tab “Ken’s Writings”} Man eats these mushrooms thinking they are good for him to eat when in fact they are poison and are killing his spiritual life. They are false truths, false doctrines, false Mysteries of God.


Oh the destruction that God designed in the heart of man, how complete and entire and unbending this slight against us! Right from the beginning of Creation, God caused us to need healing! Right from the beginning of Creation man has never known Unity!


But there is a small company, a little “troop” of soldiers, the small smattering of humanity who know that this gap exists in them and know that it cannot be filled with the attempts of Lucifer to fill it! This small company knows that the 1st World tried to come into unity by being “Mighty” in themselves and making a name for themselves.


“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

                                                                                                                  Genesis 6:4-6.


This “troop” also knows that in the 2nd World {after the 1st World perished in the flood} man still immediately sets about to establish his name and create unity out of their own efforts, this being depicted by the Tower of Babel and the scattering of man into nations.


And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.

And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.”                             Genesis 11:1-9


This same tower is built continuously today by anyone who attempts to be like God apart from God who must do this work Himself.


It is also interesting to note that Shinar is mentioned as being one of the realms of the Kingdom of Nimrod who opposed God after Noah’s flood. It was the slime of Shinar which was used as mortar to build the Tower of Babel and it is a perfect depiction of man’s best efforts at failing. I will cover the slime of Shinar later in the Mystery Studies. But for now please note that the slime of the Shinar Valley survived Noah’s flood and was found again in the beginning of the 2nd World. This too was of God.


But God has a people, a Troop, a company, a small remnant. A shaking of the sheaf of Barley, this company of Sons and Daughters who are overcoming this false Lucifer in themselves. They are doing this very simply. They are allowing God to create in them that perfect creation IN THEIR LACK. They are allowing Jehovah Rophe to heal them from this lack and from this fall. They are Overcoming Saints but not by their own hand, but because God promised to MAKE MAN IN HIS IMAGE, hence a completed creation with NO LACK.


This company I see, this TROOP is in PERFECT UNITY. They have no division, they have no Lucifer in them of their own efforts. They have no place in them where they will allow their own hand to build anything for themselves. They are not concerned with heaping up storehouses for themselves in the World for they know that the true riches abide in God alone who is building a perfection into them. The calling of God in them is worth more than the billions of wealth that the earth can afford.


This Troop does not partake in the contentions of Lucifer and in the separations and divisions that is made by his own attempts to be like God. They do not get involved in denominational squabbles and they do not open themselves up to debate or any such thing that would only strengthen self will and effort.


This Troop lives apart from all else in the world because they are not of this world. They are separate because they do not give place to this division in them. They know that they have lack, and they know that God must fill this lack only with Himself. They do not try by any means to meet their need for they know that Jehovah Rophe must meet that need and nothing or no-one else.


And this Troop is the Overcoming company that will come and will smash the nations into shivers as a potter smashes the clay into shivers if it pleases him not. The rod of Iron that this overcoming company will use to destroy the Nations is nothing more than God, completed in them with NO LACK. That very fullness of God in all 12 of His names (natures) in them will discomfit entirely the World and all that abides in it in their own strength. The Troop depicted by the Diamond has completed in them all the Mysteries of the Lord and they do not set themselves forward in any other way because God has become All in All in them. They no longer have a cavity. They do not lack. They shall not want. And they come to HEAL THE EARTH and all that abide in it- BY DESTROYING IT. They come as a “Troop” as a military campaign which will be successful for one purpose, and that is to remove Lucifer from creation and from the cavity in man. And they do this by the nature of Father in them. Completed is the Mystery of God in them and the Mystery of Iniquity, both are done, complete and entire.


This little Troop has no duality, no division when the time comes for them to be revealed. At present they still are in the throes of duality and division in themselves as flesh wars against spirit, but they yield not to the flesh nor to the war that they experience for their faith tells them that they are NEW CREATIONS.


This little Troop who are the Diamond on The Royal Ephod are also depicted as the “leaves” on the Tree of Life in the midst of the Paradise of God.


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. “ Revelation 22:2


The leaves are their “tongues” which will speak forth that creative power of God who is in them fully. They speak as those who now have NO CAVITY, NO LACK and are NEW CREATIONS IN GLORIFIED BODIES.


What a word we bear in our hearts! What a promise! THIS IS OUR DESTINY.

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**A NOTE TO READERS OF THIS ARTICLE**

Between these two lines I am going to reveal a vision the Lord gave me late 2005 concerning the “cavity” in man. This vision seems to contradict the teaching above, but in reality it does not.

In the writing above I revealed how a cavity was created in man where God was not. How that man filled that cavity with his own self effort - hence the Lucifer revelation of the Mystery of Iniquity. That would mean then that the cavity is no longer empty, but full of this Lucifer. The aim of the Overcomer is to have that cavity filled with God alone. Our desire is His fullness and to replace any spirit effort on our part with God’s work in us alone. So please note that the vision I am going to share here actually denotes what takes place in a person’s life after they have opened themselves up to the wrong thing, then desire the right thing, that thing being the fullness of the Lord.

{Vision}

I saw this man of dust stand up in the Garden on the soil from whence God had formed him. And I saw in him this cavity once again. This time as I looked within this cavity where God was not I saw a scene, frightful in description which caused my heart to tremble in fear.


I saw two firmaments in this cavity. One firmament was ABOVE, the other firmament BELOW.


Above the upper firmament was a Throne set and upon the Throne I did behold the Ancient of Days sit. Multitudes were round about the Throne worshiping God and giving Glory to His great name. There were many bolts of lightning and I heard 7 distinct thunderings as though they spoke. The scene was one of the most powerful I have seen of the Lord.


The firmament below held another frightful scene. On this firmament, and held fast to this firmament was a great Red Dragon. There was much power in this Dragon and it was bolstered by many who on the lower firmament gave their praise to this entity that did lie to them and lead them as an army in disarray against the Ancient of Days who was above the firmament above.


A great war ensued. The war was ever so intense. But then I saw in the air between the firmaments a company, a “troop”, a singular man but a corporate man, the Overcoming company. This company walked clothed in dirty sackcloth but bore the brilliant Ephod upon their chest. They walked about between the two firmaments and brought an end to the war and restoration and reconciliation so much so that there was only one firmament and one body and one who reigned as one in that body upon the upper firmament. The lower firmament was no more.

{I leave this to your discernment}

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So now we have come to the end of the saga of the Diamond upon The Royal Ephod. We now move to the next 3 stones, the Jacinth {Liguire}, the Agate and the Amethyst. These are the three stones that Lucifer’s Ephod DOES NOT HAVE. The Liguire will be the first one revealed in the next study.

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{Vision}

As I beheld the Ancient of Days upon His Throne above the Ark in the Tabernacle of David and I did see the Jacinth {The Liguire} upon His Breastplate.

And I beheld from the Throne and from the issue of God Almighty a Troop, a small company who held forth the Life of the Ages. And above them waving in the wind The Lord as a Banner which drew all nations unto that banner! And understanding came to me......... and I saw and Behold! ...... GOD DID COME TO JUDGE THE EARTH TO BRING IT TO FULL RESTORATION........

And when I saw this little Troop I wept for I knew that God did not need large numbers to accomplish His will, but only those who were willing to obey the Lord and allow God to live His life through them...................


To be continued................... Kenneth B Visscher