Chapter #32




The Jasper Stone - JEHOVAH SHAMMAH IS THERE


JEHOVAH SHAMMAH....Our LORD is there....He who is ever present in time of TROUBLE....HE is in His abode..... Ezekiel 48:1


When Israel's spirit was broken and they were in captivity, the LORD was there.

In the midst of trouble, the VISION of what was to come made Ezekiel say, "The LORD is there...."

So we must know that our GOD is there in our most troublesome times. For He is an ever-present GOD who will not forsake us if we TRUST in HIM for our LIFE. If we trust in our own spirit, He will cast us into outer darkness in the day of judgement. If we trust Him, He is there in THAT darkness....

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“And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.”

                                                                                                               Revelation 4:2,3.


“And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their inclosings.” Exodus 28:20


“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:” Colossians 1:27

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The very first thing we see in the scriptures about God and man was God’s desire to create man in His own image. The purpose for this creation is what I term “The Mystery of God”. This mystery, signified by Colossians 1:27, reveals Christ as hidden in the lives of the Gentiles. That Christ was now Savior to those who were not of Israel who would acknowledge their need for a Savior. However, I want to be more finite in what I see about the Jasper Stone in the Ephod as well as in the facial features of God upon the Throne. My finite definition of God in this depiction must be as relates to “Overcomers”. For I firmly believe that even though man was created in the image of God, and each man in due order comes to Christ for salvation, that the Overcomers are “different” because God is formed in them in a maturity that the rest of humanity does not understand. We see God in the Garden of Eden walking with Adam in the cool of the day. Here is the first clue we have as to the facial features of God. That He created man for “fellowship”. God was longing to have a creation, independent of it’s creator, who would willingly walk in a communion of the deep calling unto the deep in each and every soul. Then in the end we see God dwelling with a totally New Creation in the New Jerusalem. Now in this hour we are beginning to see this fellowship of the deep calling unto the deep in the lives of those who are overcoming.


The Jasper Stone upon The Royal Ephod is a depiction of the Lord - hidden - in the lives of those who are part of the saved Gentiles. For this Jasper Stone is revealed as JEHOVAH SHAMMAH - that the LORD IS THERE. It is a depiction of THE FACE OF GOD UPON THE EPHOD. God is seen in Heaven upon the Throne as a “Jasper and a Sardine Stone”, and at the very same time He is seen as the Jasper and the Sardius Stone {top and bottom corners of the Ephod}, on the earth. Jasper, the very life, love peace, joy and knowledge of God Almighty, a portion of His facial features that reveals His Divine Brightness and Holiness. The Sardine Stone is the same as the Sardius Stone which we saw at the beginning of this study as the Stone of the Scepter or the sovereign rule of God over all His creation. However as a Sardine Stone, this Scepter becomes liquid fire coursing down through His very nature to that which was distanced from Himself through Adam’s fall. So we see that God upon the Throne is depicted as the Jasper Stone and the Sardine Stone which reveals both His Brightness in Glory as well as His Fiery Wrath. As the Overcomer approaches God, He will be consumed by God’s Brightness and Glory as well as the Fiery Wrath of His Judgements. The workings of God in purifying the Overcomers is depicted with bolts of lightning and peals of loud thunder from He who sits upon the Throne.


The following are areas of acknowledgment for seeing Jesus as Lord over the Overcomers. He alone is Exalted in these following statements.

{1} Jesus alone is exalted by those who Overcome because ---->

When Israel looked upon the High Priest and beheld the Jasper Stone on the bottom corner of the Ephod, they also saw God upon the Throne of Heaven in that very same depiction. God filled BOTH REALMS. And so does the Glorified Jesus! He is seated at the Right Hand of God in Heaven, but He dwells in the earth in the hearts and lives of His people. Christ is in both places at the same time because He lives in “Spirit”, and is seen in Spirit in all realms at once. This Holy Lamb of God was able to say that He would return to Father to share the Glory He once had with Him, as well as to “come again” into the lives of His people at Pentecost in Spirit. So that Jesus now dwelt in both realms BECAUSE OF THE COMPLETED CROSS IN HIS SUFFERINGS. He now suffers no more but reigns in the Highest Heaven over all God’s creation.


{2} Jesus alone is exalted by those who Overcome because ---->

We have THE PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE FROM GOD. We too will PARTAKE OF THE JASPER STONE UPON THE ROYAL EPHOD. This Stone will represent to us OUR GLORIFICATION - THE RECEIVING OF OUR GLORIFIED BODIES. For the “future” life of the Overcomer will be much different from the rest of the Gentiles. The Overcomers will FIRST ENTER THIS FULLNESS. We will be depicted as MELCHISEDEC PRIESTS who bear now in Spirit the Royal Ephod. THIS IS A VERY NEAR FUTURE REALITY. We will be in Glorified Bodies of Flesh Dear Overcomers. In those bodies, we will appear before God in the Highest Heaven, will be granted the right to sit with Christ at the Right Hand of God to rule over creation for eternity as those who Overcame, and at the very same time we will be ON THE EARTH. We will walk the restored fields of earth, the wells and springs of living waters that will cover the bright green grasses of a revived and renewed creation upon which no death can dwell. A creation wherein there is no evil influence or iniquitous thought. A PHYSICAL WORLD RESTORED FROM ADAM’S FALL. At the very same time as we traverse the world we will be teaching humanity all about the Life of Father. We will be pure doctrinal instructors with a clear and shining word that cannot be mistaken for any other thing, which word will flow out of our mouths in realms of living waters which will bring healing to the Nations. All Nations will, through the Glorified Overcomers, come to learn of Father in that age that is dawning, even the age of His KINGDOM ON THE EARTH. And while the Overcomers are moving in Glorified Bodies of flesh with the Blood of Jesus flowing through their Glorified Veins, they will be AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD UPON THE THRONE. The timing and the instance of this is depicted perfectly by THE JASPER STONE UPON THE ROYAL EPHOD!


{3} Jesus alone is exalted by those who Overcome because ---->

The Overcomers will DO GREATER WORKS THAN JESUS DID. John 14:12. For Jesus has gone to Father and His Spirit, Glorifying the Overcomers, will bring an even greater manifestation of the Love of God and of His Righteous works in the earth than has ever been known before. The works of Righteousness which will be brought to the earth through the Glorified Bodies of the Overcomers WILL COMBINE THE NATURAL CREATION WITH THE SPIRITUAL CREATION SO THAT ALL CREATION BECOMES “GLORIFIED PHYSICAL CREATION” AND IS ABIDING AS ‘SPIRIT’ IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. This working will be greater than Pentecost, and yes, believe it or not, it will even cause the Feast of Tabernacles to be completed at the sight of THE NEW JERUSALEM. For the work of the Overcomers will be to combine all the feasts of the Lord into one GLORIFIED STATE. All creation will come into this Glorified State of Eternal Life in a Natural Creation that will be in a “Spiritual State.”. How much more this will be than just the Garden of Eden! For this is a not a depiction of the “confines” of that which was in the Garden. For man was created to dress and keep that garden. He was limited as to his knowledge and his boundaries. But not the Overcomers in their Glorified State. They will bring a BOUNDLESS REALM OF SPIRIT IN HIS KINGDOM which will cause Eden itself to be only a type and shadow of that greater which is to come at the revelation of His Kingdom IN THE EARTH.


{4} Jesus alone is exalted by those who Overcome because ---->

Jesus, through the Overcomers at this time will also RAISE THE DEAD. Those who have died and have gone on before will be raised by Christ in His people in this Wheel within a Wheel. This Church within a Church will cause the nations extinct TO RISE AGAIN. Right back to the cities built by Cain and the seed of Cain. I find it interesting that Cain begat Enoch, but not the Enoch that God took, but an Enoch that led to apostasy. There were TWO ENOCH’S. (Read Genesis ch 4 and 5). And God is revealing the difference! And the end result of the Glorification of the Overcomers will be the RAISING AGAIN OF THE DEAD. For the ministry of Jesus through the Overcomers will extend this natural creation and will progress right into that which has gone over in Spirit! This is not “spiritualism”, which is done by the power of demonic influence, but this is done by Jesus through the Overcomers AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN GLORIFIED. NOT UNTIL. And at that time we will storm the deepest hell to release those who have been confined by sin and death, by ignorance and passivity, and WE WILL BRING THEM OUT. For the ministry of Jesus through the Overcomers, depicted by the Jasper Stone on the Royal Ephod, will SAVE TO THE UTTERMOST THE NATIONS NOW EXTINCT! Our ministry Dear Overcomers will work in both the natural and the spiritual creation until all that is in Creation will be SPIRIT!


{5} Jesus alone is exalted by those who Overcome because ---->

The Overcomers will bring forth COMPLETED FAITH, EXERCISED IN TOTAL VICTORY FOR ALL THAT GOD ORIGINALLY CREATED. For now I will show you that Satan and his minions of hell will also be set free! Blasphemy you say! NO! It is not blasphemy, for just as God created man to suffer lack, so did He create the fallen angels of power and glory to suffer lack so that they as lightning did fall from the Heavens. The time will come when Satan will be Satan no more! The minions of hell will be minions no more! For the Lord will cause our faith to be as a mighty mustard tree! Having been born on the Prairies of Canada I know what mustard plants look like. They are just short little plants with bright yellow flowers. Not trees. But that is not what Jesus said!

“Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?

 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.”

                                                                                                                Luke 13:19

Who ever heard of a mustard tree? But that is what Jesus called our faith. He also said:

And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.” Luke 17:6


This little seed of faith becomes a mighty tree that the FOWLS OF THE AIR, THE PRINCIPALITIES AND THE POWERS OF DARKNESS LODGE ON THE BRANCHES THEREOF. Did you know that Satan and the minions of hell are also waiting to be set free? And did you realize that this will also be the WORK OF THE OVERCOMERS IN THAT AGE THAT IS DAWNING?!?! If you are truly walking as an Overcomer in this time, you will know that Satan and his minions are not something to fear, but they are “tools” used by God to teach us to OVERCOME. God allows these minions of hell to attack us in our weakest areas, and in our strongest areas God Himself brings tribulation so that every part of our beings are consumed by the Sardine Stone FIRE. The very facial features OF GOD HIMSELF. God, who bears all 12 names will cause our faith to set ALL THINGS FREE IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH AND THOSE WHO ARE UNDER THE EARTH. “That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:” Ephesians 1:10


{6} Jesus alone is exalted by those who Overcome because ---->

God ordained THAT WE COME FORTH TO CREATION IN OUR GLORIFIED BODIES REFLECTING THE IMAGE OF THE JASPER STONE AND THE SARDINE {Sardius} STONE THAT IS REVEALED AS THE FACIAL FEATURES OF GOD ALMIGHTY. WE COME FORTH IN HOLY MYRIADS OF THE FACE OF THE LORD.

As massive bolts of lightning and deafening peals of thunder shall the Overcomers march in perfect order AS THE ARMY OF HIS BRIGHTEST GLORY WITH JESUS AS THE CAPTAIN OF THEIR SALVATION. And not just that, BUT THEY WILL MARCH FORWARD AS THE VERY FIRE OF HIS LOVE. For the Overcomers during their time in this present fallen world have endured the Fires of His testing and Love. So much so has this fire burned upon the lives of God’s Overcomers that they become FLAMING BRANDS OF FIRE WITH THE MINISTRY OF THE FIRE OF THE HOLY GHOST UPON THEM. THEIR HANDS AND FEET BRING FORTH THE MINISTRY OF FIRE.


{From The Visscher Family Homepage}

“Thou shalt yet be cleansed and thou shalt yet be prepared and thou shalt yet be purified, even for a greater work of cleansing within thee shall bring forth this fire and thou shalt go forth as a flaming brand. Thou shalt minister not only in the gifts of healing and prophecy, but thou shalt have yea, even the work of the fire of God that shall flow through thy hands. Thou shalt lay hands upon the sick, thou shalt bring forth a pure word of prophecy, thou shalt be brought into a greater understanding and a greater revelation, even than thou dost know at this time.


Thou shalt rejoice my son and be not dismayed for the words that are spoken against the ministry of Christ within. For it is the ministry of Christ that they are rejecting. And thou dost know my son that thou art pleasing to thy Father which is in heaven. Continue to walk in this way of humility, this way, even as David of old of a broken and a contrite spirit before me and I shall being thee into a higher height in me and a greater love an depth in me thou shalt know saith God to bless thee." {End Quote}


{7} Jesus alone is exalted by those who Overcome because ---->

The Overcomers are the First Fruits of this New Creation order as Jesus was. There will be others, which included all humanity to follow, but none of them will be given that place of the Melchisidec Priesthood, they that minister unto God the things pertaining to God and unto man God’s Spirit and Words. Brethren, this is a “special company of people, none have ever been seen like this before”. This is not “elitism”. This is not “self exaltation”. The Overcomers will come forth in this stature because of the sovereign call of God upon them for whatever reason He has called them. None within the Army of the Lord will be without the pure humility of Christ Jesus, not one of them won’t have been willing to bear their cross right to the end of their identity with this world. However, it must be noted that this is the only group that God will call to such a stature. The rest of humanity will be Glorified also, but none will have the peculiar reward of righteousness that these ones will have granted to them.

 

The Glorification of the Overcoming company will only be ONCE in World History, this will never again be repeated as is the manner of World History. The other thing that has never before been in this magnitude and will never be repeated in World History is the revelation of Lucifer covered with the Jasper Stone. He, as an imitation of righteousness, sitting upon the Throne in the Holiest Place in the Temple of God as God saying I AM GOD, but he is NOT God. This has never been in World History to the extent it is now, nor shall it ever be again. Lucifer was seen in this depiction and in the time of the early Church, but the abomination of desolation has never been as huge and as mature as it is in this hour. This is the clue we have that the time of the Lord’s appearing has come, for never before in History has there been such a confounded mess of humanity overcome with religious effort! Yes, in the past there have been many religions, but never before has the degree of “self righteousness” in that religion been so prominent. Never before has this abomination been seen to such a high degree in the Holy Place as God, sitting in the temple of God saying I AM GOD. Daniel 11:31, 12:11.


Think not Dear reader that we are only in a repeat of World History. We are in the sense of governments, religions and economies, but not in the promise of God being fulfilled! We would see the demise of society completely yet again if the Lord were not to appear, that would indeed be a repeat of History, but this will be different this time. For we now also have the maturity of the Mystery of Iniquity, that self will has run full course, and the abomination that makes desolate - this false God in the temple - has never been as it is now in this hour. It is this abomination of desolation that the Overcomers have forsaken. The Overcomers are NOT in the denominations. They are NOT in the systems of man. They are OUTSIDE THE WALLS OF JERUSALEM BEARING HIS REPROACH. What was Jesus reproach? He would not join Himself to the religious of His day! And that is our reproach!


{8} Jesus alone is exalted by those who Overcome because ---->

The Overcomers will now be seen hidden in Christ in God in SPIRIT as the 144,000! Not an actual number, but a figurative number! They will be the Government of God! The earth has had millenniums of man’s governments. Kingdoms have risen and Kingdoms have fallen. In our Library here in our home we have a book called “The Time Line Of World History” This book has one singular flap of paper in it and it is a very large sized book. You take the flap of paper out of it, stretching it out and it is around 17 feet long, 3 feet high! This book shows the time lines of World History from the Garden of Eden right through all the nations of the earth. If you ever come to our home, we will show it to you. Every nation that has ever existed and has been proven by archeology is listed in this book. And the time line goes right up to the year 2000. Thousands of nations are listed in that time line that are completely extinct! But the Kingdom of God and the Government of God will never be extinct! In fact, the Governments of this world will now become the governments of Our Lord and of His Christ {company of Overcomers}.


The Overcomers will form themselves into the Government of God. Now why would God need a government? What is the point? Why is God doing this? Two reasons.

1} Because God wanted to commune with man! And man will now be in that place where communion can be restored! This communion will be the deep calling unto the deep in the souls of the Overcomers. Mankind will learn of Jesus through the manifestation of the Overcomers and each in turn will come to a deep communion with the Lord.

2} Because the Overcomers WILL COMPLETE AND FINISH THE MYSTERY OF GOD!

The Overcoming Government of God, the 144,000 will END ALL THE MYSTERIES OF GOD LISTED IN SCRIPTURE. There are some 16 mysteries that we have counted. And each one will be ended by the 144,000! And the one that will really count and usher in the fullness of His Kingdom will be THE MYSTERY OF GOD.  


“But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” Revelation 10:7


The mysteries will be mysteries NO MORE! The Lord will be known even as He is known, for all shall know Him, from the least to the greatest!


“And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.”

Hebrews 8:11


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

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