Chapter #13






The Emerald Stone – The Army Of The Lord

4) REUBEN.... A SON, the seed of my loins..... The Son of his mother. Unstable as WATER..... Lost his birthright.
EMERALD.... Not always subject to the light.... Softest of the precious stones.... Green in color.

ADONI..... Meaning LORD, Master or SIR....not used for GOD alone, but always with the meaning of POSESSION. Showing ownership; plural....

Who do you call ADONI? Who is your master; who do you serve; to whom are you submissive? This is certainly REUBEN who was the firstborn of all the twelve tribes....Unstable as water.... Never sure who is master. Doubleminded.... Not always subject to Jehovah as LORD. Sometimes serving mammon.... Two masters. An unstable son......
This is when mankind enters a relationship with the Godhead. When man has been brought into full union with God through the mediatorship of the Son, then God will be Lord (Adoni) over all creation.

{From Adam Clarke’s Commentary: “Emerald, nophech, the same with the ancient smaragdus; it is one of the most beautiful of all the gems, and is of a bright green color, without any other mixture. The true oriental emerald is very scarce, and is only found at present in the kingdom of Cambay .” END QUOTE}

 

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The purpose of God from the beginning of creation and unto the end of creation is expressed in the Emerald Stone on the Royal Ephod, its main color being Turquoise- green. The commentator Adam Clarke states that it had NO other colors, which may be true because of God’s one singular purpose.

God’s entire purpose in creation is to sum up all things back into Himself. In eternity past, there was JUST God, and in eternity future there will be JUST GOD AGAIN. Everything has come forth out of Him and everything will return back into Him at the conclusion of all things when God becomes All in All.

For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.                             Romans 11:36

 

The Turquoise Emerald Stone upon The Royal Ephod expresses ADONI who is God over all creation, not just THIS creation, but all that God has and is creating in present time and in timelessness. Not only does this stone represent God over all creation as ADONI, but as ONE with His people. The expression of this stone swallows up mankind into God. Mankind cannot be found without one single member fully enveloped and hidden in God when His purpose in creation is completed.

 

Not only so, but this stone also represents the TIME PERIOD from Eden to the CONCLUSION when God becomes All in All or Everything to Everyone. The stone represents two important things which must be seen and considered in this study. The first consideration is that of the Overcomers coming into perfect unity with God and the second consideration is that those wearing the Turquoise Emerald in the False Ephod of Lucifer are in complete DIVISION. It is my purpose to express by this study how it is God will bring a conclusion to division as well as His purpose in the Overcoming company in unity with ADONI wherein God has become all they are in their lives, nothing else matters or comes into consideration for the Overcomer as unity with God as one is their main desire.

 

The best depiction of unity amongst the Overcoming Sons and Daughters of God is found in two places in the Old Testament. Both places take a bit of explanation as to their importance, but they lay the groundwork for understanding the 4 square New Jerusalem and the fact that there is in it NO TEMPLE . Revelation 21:22.

 

The first depiction comes from the Prophet Joel who revealed the Army of the Lord.

PLEASE NOTE**, WHEN YOU SEE THE {** AND CAPS,} THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS INTERSPERSED WITH THESE VERSES.

 

1 .“BLOW THE trumpet in Zion ; sound an alarm on My holy Mount [ Zion ].

{** MOUNT ZION MEANS “THE KINGDOM OF HIS ANOINTING”.}

Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of [the judgment of] the Lord is coming; it is close at hand--[Ezek. 7:2-4; Amos 5:16-20.] {**THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND, THOSE WHO ARE IN THE REALM OF THE WORLD ARE TO TREMBLE BECAUSE OF THE JUDGEMENTS OF GOD THAT ARE NOW ABOUT TO COME.}

2. A day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and of thick mists and darkness, like the morning dawn spread upon the mountains;

{**THE DAY IS DARK AND THE MISTS THICK. THE WORLD HAS ENTERED A TIME OF VERY LITTLE UNDERSTANDING OF SPIRITUAL TRUTH. THERE IS AMPLE FALSE DOCTRINE COVERING THE EARTH WHICH IS PART OF THE REASON FOR THE GROSS DARKNESS. THIS IS TRULY THE HOUR IN WHICH WE LIVE.}

so there comes a people numerous and mighty, the like of which has never been before and shall not be again even to the years of many generations. {**THIS IS THE ARMY OF THE LORD. THEY COME FORTH AS ONE IN THIS DEPICTION IN PERFECT ORDER}

3 .A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns; the land is as the Garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yes, and none has escaped [the ravages of the devouring hordes]. {**THE ENTIRE WORLD THAT IS NOW, AND THE WORLD THAT WAS THEN BUT LOST IN NOAH’S FLOOD ARE CONSUMED BY THIS HORDE. THIS HORDE, BEING THE ARMY OF THE LORD BURNS RIGHT TO EDEN . RIGHT TO THE PLACE WHEREIN THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY BEGAN AND MANKIND FELL INTO A STATE OF SIN AND LAWLESSNESS. IT IS RIGHT TO THAT ROOT WHERE ADAM SUFFERED LACK FROM ELOHIM THAT THIS ARMY MARCHES}

4. Their appearance is like the appearance of horses, and like war horses and horsemen, so do they run.

5 .Like the noise of chariots on the tops of the mountains they leap--like the noise of a flame of fire devouring the stubble, like a mighty people set in battle array. [Rev. 9:7, 9.]

6. Before them the peoples are in anguish; all faces become pale. {**NOTHING OF THE ORDER OF EARTH CAN ESCAPE THE JUDGEMENT OF THIS HORDE THAT HAS COME AS A JUDGEMENT FROM GOD. THIS IS A FUTURE REALITY AND IT WILL COME TO THIS EARTH IN SPITE OF MAN’S INVENTION AND MAN’S THOUGHT OF BEING THEIR OWN ENTITIES. THE PEOPLES FACES ARE PAINED BECAUSE THEIR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THEM.}

7. They run like mighty men; they climb the wall like men of war. They march each one [straight ahead] on his ways, and they do not break their ranks.

8. Neither does one thrust upon another; they walk every one in his path. And they burst through and upon the weapons, yet they are not wounded and do not change their course. {**THIS ARMY DOES NOT HAVE COMPETITION OR FALSE DOCTRINE IN ITS RANKS. NOTHING ABOUT THEM CAUSES ONE TO BE ABOVE OR BETTER THAN THEIR FELLOW SOLDIER. NOTHING CAUSES THEM STRIFE IN ANY WAY. THEY ARE FILLED WITH PURPOSE, AND THAT IS TO DELIVER CREATION FROM THE FALL.}

9. They leap upon the city; they run upon the wall; they climb up on and into the houses; they enter in at the windows like a thief.

10. The earth quakes before them; the heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened and the stars withdraw their shining. [Rev. 9:2-4; 16:14.] {**THERE IS NO PLACE THAT THEY WILL NOT ENTER OR CONQUER. THEY ARE SET TO INVADE EVERY PORTION OF SOCIETY AND HUMANITY. THE STARS WITHDRAW THEIR SHINING MEANS SIMPLY THAT THE SYSTEMS OF MAN OR RELIGION WILL CEASE TO GIVE ANY SORT OF LIGHT.}

11. And the Lord utters His voice before His army, for His host is very great, and [they are] strong and powerful who execute [God's] word. For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible, and who can endure it? [Isaiah. 26:20, 21; 34:1-4, 8; Revelation. 6:16, 17.] {**THE UTTERANCE OF GOD’S VOICE BEFORE THIS ARMY SHOWS FORTH GOD’S ONENESS AS ADONI WITH THOSE WHO ARE THUS IN MARCHING ORDER. GOD’S HOST IS GREAT AND MIGHTY AND THEY HAVE THIS SOLE PURPOSE TO EXECUTE GOD’S WORD AS A SENTENCE UPON FALLEN CREATION, AND THE EXECUTION OF THIS WORD WILL BE A CREATION SET FREE FROM DEATH AND DYING.}

12. Therefore also now, says the Lord, turn and keep on coming to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning [until every hindrance is removed and the broken fellowship is restored].

13. Rend your hearts and not your garments and return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in loving-kindness; and He revokes His sentence of evil [when His conditions are met]. “             Joel 2: 1 – 13. AMPLIFIED

The important thing to notice about this army is their unity, and the fact that for this to happen in the days that lay ahead, the individual members of this army MUST BE GLORIFIED. They MUST be in GLORIFIED BODIES.

There is an element of this obedience from them now in the earth by those who are walking according to the rule and dictate of God’s spirit, but it cannot be a total obedience while the Mystery of Iniquity is still at work amongst God’s people. Only when the flesh nature of the Overcomer is consumed by the brightness of His appearing can this army be seen as the GLORIOUS ARMY OF THE LORD. This army is the Breath of God to the rest of fallen creation. They come forth in total perfection to set fallen creation free, and by the last two verses, verses 12, 13 mankind, wearing the false Ephod of Lucifer, is commanded to repent UNTIL BROKEN FELLOWSHIPS ARE RESTORED.

The fact is that the world at this present time has some 65,000 denominations in it, a mass of confusion, one warring against the other for place and supremacy of doctrine. Not so the Overcomer. Their only doctrine is life eternal. John 12:50. Contrary to Christ’s prayer that we would be one, we have division and darkness covering the earth so that the true voice of God is impossible to hear by anyone mixed up in the systems of man and Christendom. Lukewarmness is the key to bearing with one another and if lukewarmness isn’t possible then they kill one another off or reject one another and unity becomes impossible. In fact, religion tries to unite people. Look at what Isaiah said.

Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.

Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.

Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.“

                                                                                                        Isaiah 8: 9-13

Christendom today has become masters at creating unity out of bad doctrine (teaching). They have agreed to disagree on just about everything. The confused Emerald Stone on Lucifer’s Ephod is the most lukewarm and compromising stone there is. Rather than being multifaceted showing forth God’s many aspects to His creation, their stone is multifaceted showing forth the many variances and disagreements of one between the other and there is NO PEACE to their fellowships. They have all received a false anointing, a false blessing and a false prophecy!

Not only so, but the marching Army of Lucifer is a scattered mess of misplaced souls who bear about schisms and blasphemies of all sorts against God Himself all the while saying that their “works” are bringing forth fruit to God.

Lucifer, who is over this rabble, says: “My purpose cannot be undone, nor my perfection denied. I am perfect in order, perfect in function and perfect in praise to my ability to bring forth God’s promises in the earth. No one can march outside of my army because I am lord over all that my authority has encompassed”.

In other words, this falseness is something we can call “CONTROL”. Controlling man and man’s doctrine that is the conclusion of what Lucifer says about himself. Anyone who strays from this is doomed for eternal torment according to this mentality.

This rabble, which is opposite of an army, cannot know ADONI (God over all Creation) because they are too busy working their miracles and their purposes in all the earth through their false programs and false cults and religions of every sort in Christendom. They have invented numerous false doctrines to support their waywardness and have concluded that they will in time be found in the Kingdom of God by being justified by the very works they are promoting. The rapture is their reward along with a feast in the sky and no one can stop them.

Truly the name “Reuben” belongs to this group! They are unstable as water, nothing they do has any base to it nor can their foundations be found in the Word of God. But the “Reuben” that will come forth from the Army of Joel chapter 2 will be a Reuben that has been refined, restored, renewed and CREATED as a NEW CREATION. The Reuben of this army will OVERCOME all that caused him to be unstable. In other words, we come apart from Lucifer’s rabble to walk in truth and we allow the Lord to so work on us that we will fit into that perfect place IN HIS ARMY.

You read above that we have all these divisions in Christendom. Well, they constantly war one against the other, so much so that even the past wars of nations can find their roots in false doctrine by the false Ephod on Lucifer. Look at World War 1 and World War 2. Both were started based on RELIGION. Religion that had spilled over into politics. Not so the army of the Lord. They have NO competition, NO abrasion one against the other, NO false doctrine, NO self motivated efforts, NO religion, NO misstep in God and NO EFFORTS TO BRING ABOUT GOD’S PURPOSE IN THE EARTH.

Let’s look at what the Army of the Lord does and WILL DO. To do that we need the 2nd part of the Old Testament which describes this army.

17. But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.

18. And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it. {**THE HOUSE OF JACOB – REPRESENTED IN THIS STUDY BY THE 12 STONES OF THE EPHOD – AND THE HOUSE OF JOSEPH – REPRESENTED BY THOSE THAT ENDURED THE PROCESSING TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO RULE AND REIGN – ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF GOD’S HOLY PEOPLE. THE HOUSE OF ESAU REPRESENTS ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH, POLITICALLY, ECONOMICALLY AND RELIGIOUSLY WHICH PROVIDES FUEL FOR THE FIRES OF GOD TO BURN.}

19. And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria : and Benjamin shall possess Gilead . {**OR IF YOU WILL, THE ENTIRE KNOWN WORLD AT THE TIME OF THE WRITING OF THIS PROPHECY.}

20. And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem , which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south. {**OR IF YOU WILL, THE ENTIRE GEOGRAPHY OF THE KNOWN WORLD WHEREIN MAN BEGAN TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN OPPOSITION TO GOD.}

21. And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; {**SAVIORS BEING THOSE WHO HAVE OVERCOME ALL THINGS AND ARE RULING AND REIGNING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AS ONE WITH ADONI. THEY COME FORTH TO DESTROY THE MOUNT OF ESAU THROUGH JUDGEMENT – REMOVING FROM ESAU HIS FALLEN STATE.} and the kingdom shall be the LORD'S.            Obadiah 1:17-21

 

Both descriptions in Joel chapter 2 and in Obadiah describe the Army of the Lord, marching forth in the fire of God. Both depictions speak of the same Overcoming Company of people, except that in these depictions, THERE IS NOTHING LEFT FOR THEM TO OVERCOME IN THEMSELVES, but that their liberty is now being extended to the rest of humanity and creation BY FIRE. These have entered into the New Creation with the Mystery of Iniquity having been completed in them and removed from them. {I will be covering this mystery when we get to the mystery studies later on}.

 

So then, this becomes the hope of humanity, the hope of creation under the curse of death. The marching of the Army of the Lord. Those of Lucifer’s camp will now be delivered and set free from the pangs of religious effort that once held them and those of the earth that have seen a distorted view of God and His purpose will now see clearly the Lord, visible in a people, Glorified and risen with Christ from the dead.

 

Here is a little test you can take for yourself to see which army you belong to in this hour. Do you belong to Lucifer’s mass of confusion? Or do you belong to the true Army of the Lord even though the time of your unveiling has not yet happened?

 

Contrast between Lucifer’s Army and the Lord’s Army compared by numbers.

 

Lucifer’s Army

1) Lucifer’s army is in a constant state of self defense. They jealously guard their ill conceived doctrines, their plans and schemes for world domination of their religious efforts, and their thought of superiority because they have the “true faith” which they say was delivered to them from the scriptures and by Christ’s great commission.

 

2) The fruit of the Spirit that is supposed to come from the growth of the Holy Spirit that is in them comes instead from an agreement to false doctrine, and then that fruit is actually a counterfeit of the real thing. For if one should come to them and state that Christ will save all mankind, they become fierce and they reject the one who stated that truth as though they were false. The Army of Lucifer is unable to discern truth from error.

 

3) The Army of Lucifer will continue to resist the truth being reprobate in their minds because of false and self serving doctrines of escapism and other such things. They promote eternal torment to enable their ministers to scare people to come to Christ. The masses who come to Christ actually come to a system that entraps them in religiosity and carnal works. 

 

4) The Army of Lucifer represents religiosity in all its garb in this present hour. The members of this Army are unable to resist the fires of God that will burn as the true Army of the Lord marches forward restoring creation to an Edenic state. Nothing they have built will endure the fire.

The Army Of The Lord

1) The Army of The Lord does not defend its true doctrine except by a simple display of the life of Christ that is in them. Those of the Overcoming order do not need to defend their doctrine because they know that the only true doctrine is life eternal for all of God’s creation, and that in time they will be used of God to do this one Glorious Act through their manifestation.

2) The Army of the Lord can only manifest the fruit of the Spirit in this hour while it is still in preparation. When the actual command to march comes from the utterance of God’s voice, this army will no longer display the fruit of the Spirit but will instead be Glorified and Holy and that will be the display of All of God’s person which is much greater than just a manifestation of fruit. The result will be the restoration of all creation and the cessation of death.

3) The Army of the Lord is truth as it was in the face of Jesus Christ. Pontius Pilate asked Jesus “What is truth?” and he was staring truth right in the face. The Army of the Lord will come forth as “Holy Myriads” of the truth as it is in Christ. They need not make disciples of men because of effort, but by a display of the truth that is now one as ADONI in their very natures.

 

4) The Army of the Lord represents the very life of God. Not only will the fire of their march destroy everything right back to the root of iniquity, but they will at the very same time be “creators” who will be the instrument of God to bring forth the 3rd and final World to come.

 

{Vision}

“AND AS I WEPT AND SOUGHT FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING I SAW THE LORD ARISE FROM HIS THRONE AND STEP FORTH TO GO UNTO HIS PEOPLE. AS THE LORD DID STEP FORTH I SAW UPON HIS EPHOD THE SAPPHIRE STONE. YEAH, IT DID GLOW WITH THE BRILLIANCE OF GLORY UNMATCHED IN ITS SPLENDOR. AND I SAW THE LORD “APPEAR” IN HIS PEOPLE AS ONE WHO WOULD “MEET THE NEED FOR FULL SPIRITUAL MATURITY”. I SAW A MIGHTY ANGEL PUT FORTH A SILVER TRUMPET TO HIS LIPS. THE LORD CAME FORTH WITHOUT BOUND AND WITHOUT MEASURE IN A PEOPLE WHO NO LONGER HAD A CARNAL MIND AND MY TEARS ABATED. AND WITH MUCH JOY I SAW CREATIONS NEED FOR DELIVERANCE FROM DEATH AND DYING BEGIN AND I HEARD A GREAT NOISE AS THE SOUND OF MANY FOUNTAINS OF WATERS……….BEHOLD!!!!…….. GOD WILL MEET THIS NEED………THROUGH AN OVERCOMING COMPANY…………….AND THE LORD DID MANIFEST TO THE WORLD HIS OVERCOMING SONS OF GOD…….. AND DEATH AND DYING WAS NO MORE!”

 

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

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