For Jehovah thy God is a devouring fire, a jealous God. Deuteronomy 4:24
For our God [is indeed] a consuming fire. [Deut. 4:24.] Hebrews 12:29 Amplified
Blow a ram's horn in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain; let all the inhabitants of the land tremble. For the day of Jehovah comes, for it is near at hand; a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread on the mountains; a great people and a strong people; there has not been ever the like, nor shall there ever be again, even to the years of many generations. 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 nothing shall escape them. As the appearance of horses is its appearance; and as war horses, so they run. They shall leap like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains, like the noise of a flame of fire that devours the stubble, like a strong people set in battle order. Before their face the people shall be much pained; all faces shall gather blackness. They shall run like mighty ones. They shall climb the wall like men of war, and they shall march each one on his way, and they shall not break their ranks. And each one shall not press his brother; they each go in his paths. And if they fall behind their weapons, they shall not be cut off. They shall rush on the city; they shall run on the wall; they shall climb up on the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. The earth shall tremble before them; the heavens shall shake. The sun and the moon shall grow dark, and the stars shall gather in their light. And Jehovah shall utter His voice before His army; for His camp is very great; for strong is He who does His Word. For the day of Jehovah is great and very terrible; and who can stand it? Joel 2:1-11
Now the works of the flesh are clearly revealed, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lustfulness, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, fightings, jealousies, angers, rivalries, divisions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revelings, and things like these; of which I tell you before, as I also said before, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21
So, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, So says the Lord Jehovah: In that day when My people of Israel dwells securely, shall you not know it? And you shall come from your place out of the recesses of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army. And you shall come up on My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It shall be in the last days, and I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I shall be sanctified in you, O Gog, before their eyes. So says the Lord Jehovah: Are you he of whom I have spoken in former days, by the hand of My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days and years that I would bring you against them? And it shall be on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel, says the Lord Jehovah, My fury shall come up in My face. For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great quaking in the land of Israel, so that the fish of the sea, and the birds of the heavens, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men on the face of the earth, shall quake at My presence. And the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. And I will call for a sword against him on all My mountains, says the Lord Jehovah. Each man's sword shall be against his brother. And I will judge him with a plague and with blood. And I will rain on him, and on his bands, and on the many peoples with him, an overflowing shower, and great hailstones, fire and brimstone. So I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself. And I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am Jehovah. Ezekiel 38:14-23
Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities. For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD. I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts. The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand: Isaiah 14:21-24
And He said to me, It is done. I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who thirsts I will give of the fountain of the Water of Life freely. He who overcomes will inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son. But the fearful, and the unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, will have their part in the Lake burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Revelation 21:6-8
“The Lord revealed then from behind His hand a great evil come upon the earth, an evil as such as has not been seen nor known in magnitude before in world history; an evil that was nearly the equivalence of those who would have perished in the flood of Noah. It was not disclosed to me exactly what this evil was but it was an happenstance that will soon take place upon the earth and in the midst of the nations so that a man can number his days and repent of all they have done which is an affront to the Lord. As such the time is short for this, it is about to happen and may already be happening and for those who are known of God the need is great to be contrite and repentant as this evil takes place from under the hand of the Lord. Many people are now becoming disillusioned by what they believed to be true both in man’s politics and in their personal religions, those established things are now being shaken and will succumb to this evil which the Lord will bring.”
“I saw then an open grave and atop of it was a purple coffin covered in the linen of purple and upon the edges was tassels of golden thread. It was the coffin of a royal, but the contents were iniquitous and dead. This was the judgment of the Lord upon the great whore who held men in personal iniquity and the coffin represented her demise. The Lord was the sole guest at this funeral and He with great wrath in His face thrust the coffin into the grave and buried it and left it there to be seen no longer. “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet.” Revelation 7:4”
“I saw the candidates for the first resurrection in the earth waiting for the Lord. The first part of this vision is in real time, it is a present happening and it is taking place even now; the latter part shall soon be. (PRESENTLY) - These that were waiting for the Lord were under great judgment as the Lord moved through them and judged them and chastised and scourged them until there was found no more flaws in them. (SOON TO BE) - When this judgment was done they were IMMEDIATELY moved into position in rank and order in the Lord’s Army, glorified then with the full authority of their master and commander they marched forth to judge and to destroy all the systems of man and all that man had built up as a renewed tower of pride making a name for themselves. This Army was indestructible because they had first been judged. Now they in turn judged all the systems of man and no system survived. These cleansed the earth by fire of its iniquity and of its pride and removed by the spirit of burning all that was not qualified to be a part of that Kingdom which the Lord does bring.”
“Then saw I the Lord, great and mighty is His name! I saw Him tower over the earth in the magnificence of Glory. With His hands He gathered the ones who shall be raised in the first resurrection and He took them aside to a place hidden under His right hand. There, once again, these became aware of the Lord overshadowing them and protecting them. At the same time the Lord with His left hand reached forth onto the earth and engaged His hand in war with the beasts. The beasts were first tamed, then destroyed and killed by the Lord’s hand and their destruction was utter and complete and nothing of the beasts, not even their dead carcasses could be seen anymore upon the earth nor in the elements nor in the sea. The Lord protected His obedient ones during this judgment upon the beasts. This I have received from the Alpha and the Omega and do bear witness to it as a truth that the Lord will manifest.”
“His face to look upon was as the Jasper stone and the Sardine stone, so great had the wrath of the Lord come up into His face and with vehemence the Lord began to rain down upon the earth great amounts of firestones of hail, hail and fire mixed with stones of brimstone. These did fall upon the earth during this time of wrath in the face of the Lord.”
“I saw the Lord shaking all of the upper echelons of man’s society, the secret governments, the corporations and the men of trade and commerce and those who commit crimes and theft. The Lord shook them and revealed their evil intent by gazing upon them and opening up upon them with His eyesight all that they have done in the secret places, in the hidden places of their conspiracies and of their pride. All that man proposed to do and become as men of wealth was exposed as fraudulent and it was before the Lord a great refuge of lies. The Lord swept upon this with great destruction removing in a single stroke the utter collapse of Babylon. At the very same time the lower echelons of man’s society was also shaken, those who were kept in oppression and servitude to the lies found in the upper echelons. So the Lord magnified Himself in this shaking and took all of it and collapsed it all so that men could be free and so that men could return to a true inheritance, an incorruptible inheritance found only in the Kingdom of God. Thus it was that as the shakings increased, so did men hope for this Kingdom and so it did come. This judgment has now begun.”
We begin this study on the first writing concerning the mystery of iniquity, man’s unregenerate will. A “crookedness” or a “perversion” from the path that is straight. It is our hope and aim to have a will one with the will of the Lord in all things including daily decisions and that will be the portent of these studies, to reveal that perfect will which can cancel out the vile and unregenerate will. Iniquity is simply the will of man, who in the power of that will created originally by God, is able to refute God’s commandments and take unto themselves their own way. This is the base and the root of sin, the ambition men have to build for themselves in this world and to create for themselves any level of wealth they wish to attain. It is the root of the stubborn will that God must first break for they that overcome and that breaking can come only by His chastisements and the all consuming power of the in worked personal cross. My aim is to concentrate on they that overcome all things in this world and to inherit the promise of the Lord which promise is fulfilled once our change comes and we emerge in glorified bodies. This is a real hope and it is a real promise, it will happen. The only way then to overcome a perverted and a crooked will is to walk in the spirit in the new nature given to those who are the offspring of God. The purpose of these studies is to learn how to walk in the spirit, stay in the spirit and live all the days of one’s life in the spirit so that the will of man is one with the will of God. Those who walk this way will fall under much persecution and will be maligned by those who do not understand what a spiritual walk is nor understand how one can live in such a way. These studies also reveal how God’s will is contrary to mans and how man must come into subjection “first” then later to be equal “to” the will of God.
Currently there is a spirit sweeping amongst the called out ones which is teaching men that they need not bear a cross nor cancel out their own will because Jesus alone propitiated this all for them. His cross was all God required. That is truth, God required Jesus’ cross, but He also requires that we follow that very same pattern and that we learn to subject our will to His by obediently bearing that cross daily. No one reading these lines would be unfamiliar with the power of the cross, it is still a current truth, but our hope is to not be swayed from its full measure being worked into us by some sort of short cut. There is no short cut, the cross must work until the Overcomers will is made completely one with the Lord’s will. Think of it. The end result of your trials will be that as the Lord thinks, you will think. As the Lord speaks, you will speak. As the Lord walks and moves and works so you will walk and move and work. We will learn through the course of this study that our “mind” is the ground and the working of rebellion. It is the ground given to carnal reason and thought and to self preservation. It is in the mind that we find our greatest source of condemnation and accusation and it is in the mind that one must learn to wage effective war bearing the armour of the spirit. The mind is “spiritual”, even in natural thought; it is empowered by sources other than its own. Through study of this mystery as well as the other two negative ones, the mystery of Babylon (the great whore) and the mystery of Israel’s blindness; that the mind MUST BE SET ASIDE so that the mind of Christ MAY RULE. It is my aim to show unto others how I walk with the Lord every day of my own life by not listening to my own mind nor giving it place in my life nor allowing my own mind to control me. That is the reason for these studies.
To give a greater definition to iniquity one must look into the word of God to see that the Lord views us as defiled because of its power. This is not disannulling Christ’s atonement to speak in such a way for it is the purpose of God to bring forth a first fruit company of people who know full well the extent of the carnality they once possessed and to also be ones who conquered that carnality entirely. Nothing of this present life in the power of personal iniquity can enter the Kingdom of God, so for each soul it must be put off and the new creation must clothe us instead. We have heard this a million times, but to actually walk it out is a different matter entirely and that is why we are in realms of tribulation, because the Lord is literally having us walk from carnality to being one in His spirit and will. The end result for any Overcomer will be 100% full identity with the Lord. Anyone looking upon them will see the living God, not just an Army, but an Army that is all God and is all the love of God and the mercy of God coupled with all the power of God to end flesh and to end the power of personal and national iniquity. I do not care to get into the definitions any more than that for it is to us a repeat of what we have already known; my purpose is to teach one the practical walk day by day so that this is a constant victory.
Adam was confined to Eden, he did not have the full power and scope of the person of the creator in a full measure in his own person, he was created in that image, but not in that fullness. As a mirrored reflection he was found, but confined. The creator was filling all things at all times everywhere and was all knowing. Adam was confined to the garden, to the trees, to the elements found there in a state of freedom but as yet he was untried. So then Adam lacked the full measure of God because of this confinement. That was where iniquity was found, in that very lack which he was created. That vacant spot where God was not, that was the birth and the ground for the creation of iniquity, right in the marrow of Adam’s bones, so it was that iniquity was found in him, the power of a wrong choice. Later the Lord told Joel that He was going to cleanse the blood that had not been cleansed, Joel 3:21, so that man would be free OF THIS LACK. This cleansing comes by the word of God down into the marrow of the bone. Each man must endure this piercing of the Lord’s sword, even His word, so that they may be clean of the source and the taint of it and may be found perfect in that will.
For the Overcomer, this is a current state. It is happening daily. The sword of the Lord has penetrated to the center of the bones and the trials of life have become almost more than one can bear. The weight of His judgments is upon the first fruit company and that company is enduring this, coming through each thing as the Lord does this discerning of His sword in them completely and removed from them any and all taints that they inherited from their father Adam. They are being “changed” from being children of Adam to children of the Lord in the very core of their bones, even in the place where the blood defiled is made, even there they are being changed and renewed and made alive. It comes by the power of daily trial through the cross and by the spirit of burning that the Lord’s fiery eyes does see as He gazes upon the members of His first fruit company. We are being cleansed from the inside out and it is a holy work.
So the Lord sets His fire in the midst of the bones, there He does cause it to burn. Are you able dear Overcomer to endure this flame? Are you able dear Overcomer to come through the heat of the fire of the Holy Ghost? Are you able to cause in your life a full submission to be apparent between you and the Lord alone? That is the requirement of the first fruits, of the manchild company, that they would be found perfect in a submissive will and that they would in no wise walk outside of that spirit of burning nor of that will being formed perfectly in them. They become the first of the first new creations. They come forth now no longer in the image of Adam, but now in the FULL image of Christ and together they possess His mind and therefore they become one with Him. This is a company now that for the first time in world history will have all the omniscient and omnipresent power of God Almighty, ruling with Him upon the eternal Throne, raised incorruptible and undefiled by this very process of daily victory. These will be free of any defilement in the bone, any personal iniquity, any power of sin in their members as holy ones with no taint or stain they will emerge in the perfect image of their creator.
These that took part in this fire become this fire! Their bones not only shut up the unmeasured power of His flame, they become flaming brands themselves! This is the Army of the Lord, the first fruit company unto God and the Lamb, the manchild company, the risen ones raised not only in their glorified bodies, but also in the power of their thinking minds. They come forth IN PERFECTION who first knew the destruction of their own way, now made one by a far better covenant in that God finished in them His perfect working. These come forth as ONE COMPANY who are flames of fire; they come forth AS THE LAKE THAT BURNS WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE.
As a conglomerate mass of ONE MAN, they come upon the world scene and all of the “fearful, and the unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars” SHALL BE CAST INTO THEM. The lake that burns with fire and brimstone is a people who are one in identity with the Father who is a consuming fire! So all the ungodly of the earth, all those who are contrary to God, all those who walk in carnal minds, all those who are an affront to the cross and who dwell in realms of self preservation will be cast INTO US; INTO THE COMPANY OF THEY THAT OVERCAME. We will march forward AS A WALKING LAKE OF FIRE TO CONSUME FROM OFF OF THIS LAND ALL THAT IS IN DEATH AND IS DYING. All that is in the realm of sin, dead to the life of God will be cast into this company whom the Lord raises first from the dead, even those who will rule and reign with Him upon the Throne of eternity.
So are you enduring the heat of trial at this present time? Has there been a cross heavy for you to bear and have you borne it for many years? Have you heard that clarion call and have you come out of all the systems of Babylon so that you can be judged by the Lord? Has your warfare been in betwixt your ears and have the accusations that surfaced in your life come from the ground of your thinking mind? Have you heard in the midst of this the call to come out and be separate? Ever since you did, have you had trial after trial and test after test and unrelenting has been the oppression of your daily life in great realms of tribulation and scourging? Then count yourself blessed because upon you first is this judgment come and upon you first is this temptation made strong, all war in the heaven’s is based upon your success or failure and all heaven is for you to succeed and all the minions of hell are for you to fail. Upon you is the great war waged and upon you does the fire of God burn. Why? So that you can be A FLAMING BRAND OF FIRE, TOGETHER WITH THE OTHER FLAMING BRANDS AND THUS YOU FORM THIS LAKE THAT BURNS WITH FIRE – GOD’S ALL CONSUMING POWER – AND BRIMSTONE – HIS PERFECT DIVINE HOLINESS. This is a great honour for those who bear such massive amounts of tribulation.
Know this dear Overcomer. We are near the end of the fiery burnings, the Lord is about to turn all this around and bring you forth as ones emerging from the flames without even the smell of smoke upon your garments and great shall be the victory as you deliver this world from death and from dying.
To be continued………….
Kenneth B Visscher