Chapter #14




The Sapphire Stone - God Arising From His Throne


SIMEON.....Hearken, look and listen.... God has heard my cry........

SAPPHIRE.....Appeared......

JEHOVAH JIREH...... God will provide....Look, see, God has provided... To Abraham when Isaac asked, "Where is the SACRIFICE?" Abraham said: "JEHOVAH-JIREH, our Lord will provide Himself a sacrifice."


If we choose JEHOVAH as our LORD- we then can look to Him to provide our needs. He will be our burden-bearer. He will be our deliverer. He will be our WAY. He will provide the TRUTH. He will anoint us to fulfill our calling, even if our womb is barren, even if we are old and past the years of siring. If we choose Him, He will provide.


Those who come this far and then become their own providers have not walked in the fulness of what God is showing. They have stopped short of the high calling in CHRIST JESUS (JEHOVAH). For this calling is to become more intimately acquainted with God through the SON... JEHOVAH was His NAME long before He came in His earthly manifestation. He only came to bring this manifestation to the WORLD. He was the WORD (LOGOS) of GOD, the only issue ELOHIM (GOD) sent forth from His own person.....


JEHOVAH-JIREH: "The Lord will Provide." Gen. 22:14. From “Jireh" ("to see" or "to provide," or to "foresee" as a prophet.) God always provides, adequate when the times come.

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{Vision}

“I beheld The Lord upon His Throne, and He did stand up in His place and did go forth and Manifested His Fullness without measure in a people.......and I saw upon His Ephod the Sapphire.......”

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God is the Architect of this creation. He alone was the designer and builder of every single detail. There was in Him the life of all creation which, when time began, came forth from Him. God created all that is in the earth, both that which is “good’ and that which is “evil”. God created both.


When God set forth the creation of the earth and man in it, He made that man to suffer lack. This lack was not the part that came forth out of God , but the part that was made OUTSIDE of God , as a part of that which He also created in man -but that which lacked from Jehovah. It was man - created with a lack. The Lord breathed upon this creation and brought forth life in it, but He at the same time created an empty place, a place of lacking or shortfall wherein man was not fully “omnipotent” and “omniscient”. The Lord filled all things with His Glory, but He created man with an empty spot wherein Iniquity {self will} was found. Ezekiel 28:15


So then, it was God who created this lack. It was God who made man bound to the garden and man was not yet in that place wherein he had wisdom and the unbounded Spirit of God . God alone was Omnipotent and Omniscient, man was not. He was a part of this creation, made in the Image of God, but he suffered lack from Jehovah.


So God then cursed this creation at the discovery of Iniquity in man. It was God who did this. Yes, Adam disobeyed God’s command to not eat of the forbidden tree, but it was God who made that tree and kept it safe in the center of the garden.


God alone is responsible for this. Not man. God alone is responsible for Iniquity being found in man. Man is not responsible. But now that man has fallen, God has MADE man responsible for his own iniquity, even though The Lord was the author of it.


The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:20


So now we have a world with two veins running parallel in it. We have the side of the Spirit of God and we have the side of iniquity and fallen creation, including that which is of “spirt not yet made perfect”. However it is most vital that we recognize that it was God who subjected creation to futility and death. God alone did this in response to that very same lack which He created.


God has created both good and evil.


I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. Isaiah 45:7


God is the one who subjected this world to a state of death and despair. From this we have now seen this iniquity grow until it became the carnal mind {mind of fleshly things} which is totally at enmity against the Holiness we find in the Spirit of The Lord.


Why did The Lord do this? What was the reason? Why did The Lord desire that creation be subject to the fall? The Lord was the sole author of this malady and He also was the one who caused the curse of that fall to come upon all creation.


In a later study I will be revealing two mysteries, the Mystery of God and the Mystery of Iniquity which will answer those questions. For now suffice it to say that God wanted creation to come into a “perfect completion”. In other words, He is still creating! The fall of man and the curse were part of The Lord’s incredible plan to sum all things up into Himself!


Concerning the Sapphire Stone upon The Royal Ephod. This stone represents Jehovah Jireh, God who provides. In the innocence of our youth and during times of deep need we trust God to come to us to meet that need. We ask Him to provide for us everything we need to live in this world. But this is not the complete revelation of Jehovah Jireh! The fact is that the need we have and the need of fallen creation will only be met BY HIM ALONE. As He does come forth as He is, our need is met! The greatest need of creation is DELIVERANCE FROM THE FALL. Deliverance in every aspect including decay and destruction of all that is life in this world. And God has chosen NOT to do this DURING THIS PRESENT DISPENSATION.


By this dispensation, I mean this present 2nd world. As I have shared previously, there was a 1st world which perished in Noah’s flood, and this 2nd world which we are now at the end of in this time. The 3rd world is the world that will bring forth a perfect creation with no decay, no death, no sorrow and nothing outside of the fullness of The Lord’s Spirit. All that comes into this 3rd world {and that includes all that lived in the 1st and 2nd world} will come into the Life of Jehovah Jireh, God who provides.


However it must be pointed out that the transition from this 2nd world to the 3rd world will only come by a chosen elect, a small “troop” of people who have been apprehended by God and who are set apart to manifest the fullness of God without measure. This company is called The Overcoming Company, or the “man child”, who is destined to be caught up to the Throne of God. Revelation 12:5.


It is through this company that the duality we have in creation will end. It is through this company that death and dying will be no more. It is through this company that the 3d and final World will come and remain forever.


When I saw God upon His Throne He stood up, and came forth THROUGH His people unbounded and IN THEM brought forth Himself with no limits or bounds. The company of Sons on the earth at the time were instantly Glorified in Glorified bodies. They had passed the duality of fallen creation for the completeness of that which cannot pass away, the New Creation. This company of Sons and Daughters of God was the company that God had chosen through much fire and testing to bring them forth into eternal perfect union as those that had Overcome all things. They were no longer a part of the fallen creation, but they went forth to fallen creation and brought this creation into the New World that is to come. This truly was Jehovah Jireh, God who provides, and in this case the provision was GOD IN A PEOPLE which removed death and the curse of the fall from off of all creation.


Not only did the fall of creation on earth happen to such an extent that death reigned and man had no natural inclination for God, but the Heaven’s themselves partook of that very same fall. The very Throne Room of God was lacking. God was still ALONE. He still had not become one with that which had come forth from Himself. I know that this is hard to understand, but the truth of these matters will come clear to us in time. For now however we must understand that God was Holy and apart from this fall, just as He was separate from what He created, even though He was the author of it. He was never tainted or stained by this deluge of destruction. But all that was of His creation, including the Heavens’ that bore the weight of His Throne was set into this destruction, yeah, even the universe itself. Those who have died and gone before are not complete yet without us. Hebrews 11:40. The purpose of God in all of this was to COMPLETE ALL THINGS INTO HIMSELF.


In this present world we see this cup of Iniquity coming very much to the full. The earth is staggering under the weight of it’s own destruction. If there was ever a time for the earth to be delivered, it is now. And the Heaven’s of God’s Throne is also incomplete, so much so that Heaven itself is included in what is about to take place.


The high point of history was the resurrection of The Lord Jesus Christ from the tomb. His dead body came alive in a Glorified Eternal Body which will never pass away nor is it subject to any corruption of any kind. He was raised on the 3rd day. So the world will be raised in it’s 3rd day or the New World which is now to come. God has chosen that the next high point in history will be THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD. This manifestation simply put will show forth GOD IN ALL HIS FULLNESS TO FALLEN CREATION. This will end that duality I spoke of by the spirit world and the natural world and will bring all things back into full life and liberty of those who have Overcome. The question is WHO ARE THE OVERCOMERS?


Simply put, it is those who in their own lives have defeated all that was a part of this fallen creation. They ended duality by walking in the spirit and not in the flesh life of this world. Now that may seem like a contradiction for every son of God I know still struggles with the war between flesh and spirit. That is because they are still in the throes of defeating death in themselves. However, they also know it must be the Lord in them that does this work through their obedience.


But the promise is sure, the Lord will arise and be seen unlimited and unmeasured in an Overcoming company. The flesh will be removed at His appearing and that which is of spirit in them alone will manifest itself without measure to this fallen creation.


Creation lacks that which it is destined to receive.

The lack in Creation is seen by the fall.

The fall is proof of that lack.

God is also lacking!


God is not yet SATISFIED with the fact that all things are not yet ONE with Himself. It is not that God is lacking as “God”, but that His purposes are still in play and still being worked out.


So then that means that the Overcomers who manifest Jehovah Jireh are meeting the need on two fronts. They are meeting the need for Creation to be delivered from death and decay, and they are meeting God’s need Himself to be one with His creation! The Overcomers indeed have a High and a Holy Calling! They are that central matrix which will cause both Creation and God who created it to become satisfied. Not only does Creation need to be delivered, but God needs HIS CREATION. The Overcomers will bridge this gap and will bring it to a successful conclusion. They will do this by bearing The Sapphire upon The Royal Ephod. They will manifest Jehovah Jireh so God and Creation can be ONE in eternal perfection and life which will never pass away and which has the life of the ages in it.

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{Vision}.

A man was upon the earth, on his knees. His garment was tattered and covered in the filth of the earth and there was smoke upon his garment. His hair unkempt, his skin and his hands covered in dirt and filth of the dust of this world.

He was a corporate man, the Overcomers in their present condition.

This man had a mallet in his hand and was pulling at stake cords and hammering stakes into the ground. The cords were tied to a covering of Badger skins which formed a tent. As the tent became taut I saw that under the tent, which had no sides, was the Ark of the Covenant upon a rickety wooden cart. This was the Tabernacle of David which had fallen down, but which was being set up again.


I saw between the wing tips of the Cherubim upon the Mercy Seat a cloud of Glory with The Ancient of Days within the Cloud, unlimited in Glory and Holiness. He did sit upon His Throne to commune with the man who at present was filthy. And I saw upon The Ancient of Days Chest the Ephod with my attention drawn to the Sapphire Stone.....

{End of Vision}


 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,

After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:

That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

                                                                                                             Acts 15:14-18

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{Vision}

I saw the Overcoming Company as a mighty Army, but they were yet hurting and needed healing in their souls. This hurting caused them to be limited as to what they could do as an Overcoming Company. God came forth to TEST this Army. But the Army TESTED GOD. They PUT GOD TO THE TEST TO SEE IF HE WOULD KEEP HIS PROMISES TO THEM. I saw the exchange of a Diamond in the Heart of God and a Diamond in this corporate Son SHARPEN AND SHAPE ONE ANOTHER. And I saw upon GOD and THE SON COMPANY the Ephod as ONE EPHOD. God and this company became ONE and the EPHOD became O-N-E E-P-H-O-D. I beheld The second row, the right side of the Ephod, the Diamond, and understanding came to me, and I saw A TROOP COMING.................


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

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