Judgment In Our Time
But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house: And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment. But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter. For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days. And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. Mark 13:14-23,
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. Isaiah 60:1-5,
I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the LORD.I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD.I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests; And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham; And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor enquired for him. Zephaniah 1:2-6,
The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land. Zephaniah 1:14-18,
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 2Cor 4:5 - 7
Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; Lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies; Rise up for me [to] the judgment You have commanded! So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You; For their sakes, therefore, return on high. The LORD shall judge the peoples; Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, And according to my integrity within me. Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, But establish the just; For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds. My defense [is] of God, Who saves the upright in heart. God [is] a just judge, And God is angry [with the wicked] every day .If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready. He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts. Behold, [the wicked] brings forth iniquity; Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood. He made a pit and dug it out, And has fallen into the ditch [which] he made. His trouble shall return upon his own head, And his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown. Psalm 7:6-16.
Moreover I saw under the sun: [In] the place of judgment, Wickedness [was] there; And [in] the place of righteousness, Iniquity [was] there .I said in my heart, “God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, For [there is] a time there for every purpose and for every work.” Ecclesiastes 3:16,17.
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. “And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:“of sin, because they do not believe in Me;“of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;“of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear [them] now. “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own [authority,] but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. John 16:7-13.
Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints “to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling [words,] flattering people to gain advantage. But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit ,keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Jude 14-21
"The splendid image that Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream walked with great power through the depth of the ocean towards the continents of the earth, the place where one firmament gave way to another firmament. I saw the image with the head of gold and shoulders of silver, the loins of brass and legs of iron and feet of part iron and clay emerge from the depth of the seas. As it did it came to the shoreline of the continents wherein men did dwell. It was there at the edge of the continents that this image stood soaring in height above all other things standing strong with its arms folded looking out unto the continents. I saw the feet of part iron and part clay meld with the elements of the continents so that it was impossible to see the difference between where the feet ended and the land began, so one with the land was the feet and the whole of the continents was as if it were part iron and part clay and upon these continents wherein all mankind did dwell. There was nothing anywhere in the continents that caused any harm or threat or malice to this towering image. There was no power in man nor in his invention nor in his science that would cause any harm to the image, the continents, mankind and the image were as though they together formed one living thing. No harm came to is such as was shown to Nebuchadnezzar by the stone cut out of the mountain which hurled upon the feet of it caused it to be broken to pieces. At this point in this vision I saw no stone, no breaking asunder or trembling or harm to the image, it was one with the world of men with no threat upon it. All things seem to be progressing normally in the world of man."
"Having done all, to stand." Ephesians 6:13. "I saw the Overcomers standing in the armour having done all that was required of them in their faith. However, this did not cause them to be protected from the spirit of death that came to them by the raging of the two beasts found in Revelation 13. These beasts came to persecute they that stood in their armour and I saw that this persecution was the rejection of the Overcomer by the world of man. The armour of Ephesians 6 did not cause the rejection of man to become null, rather it enhanced it. It was not flesh and blood, but the spirit of the beasts in man that did the rejecting, the principality and power that caused men to hate the Overcomer and to reject them. This was the same as being killed by them, if not literally, but figuratively as the Overcomer endured the same rejection that Christ endured by His own people. So it is that this must be fulfilled for peace to come and for the light of His glory to be seen on this small company of people."
"The wild beast and the tame beast stood in defiance against the Lord and against His anointed upon the earth, even they that would be fully identified with Christ in the power of His resurrection and in the glory of eternal life. The Lord was above the beasts and He gave His word unto the beasts to go forth and to slay all they that would overcome. This word came from the Lord unto the beasts. As the beasts went forth I saw their teeth as though they were stumps of iron for grinding and they came and devoured the saints which held faithful to the Lord in the earth. The beasts raged against the saints persecuting them and killing them one by one until they were consumed off the earth. Then understanding came to me and the light of His countenance shone upon me and I understood what it was I was seeing by the death of the Overcomers. Their death was the prophesied promise of eternal peace that is to come to them in the closing minutes of this age. This peace wherein they would abide in peace forever came as a result of their lives being taken from off the earth by the raging fury of the two beasts. I saw that the mangled remains of the Overcomers lay upon the earth in the sight of men who mocked them for their faith saying that their faith had failed them. Their bones did lay upon the earth and were bleached under the heat of the sun growing hard and chalk white from heat. At that point once the bones were hard and the heat had dissolved the flesh from off of them the Lord set His sword upon the earth, touching the tip of the sword into the soil of it. The bones began to shake and come together, joint to joint, sinew began to form upon them and muscle and skin and these who were once dead by the beasts resurrected into a mighty Army of the Lord, clothed in skin and sinew yet in an eternal state alive forevermore and unto these few was the calling of the Ancient of Days who did raise them up from this state into the eternal state. This rising up was the standing forth of the Army of the Lord."
"The Lord then brought intensity and hardness to His workings in the lives of they that overcame so much so that they were enduring the hardness of trial as never before. This intensity of the working of the Lord was "judgement" upon they that would awake in the likeness of Jesus. As they were judged, so they were brought to full identity with the cross and with their life poured out as an offering acceptable unto God. Just as Noah offered up the beasts unto God in sacrifice once the days of the ark were completed, so the Overcomers laid down their lives as they that had been made an acceptable sacrifice. Not that there was to be a sacrifice more after Christ, but that these who were thus sacrificed had followed perfectly the pattern that Jesus laid down for them to follow. They held to their crosses until the end and were thus accepted as living sacrifices wholly acceptable unto God. I saw that the intensity of trial just prior to the ending of the cross was most intense, most painful, right at the closing moments. But then the prophesied peace once the cross had completed its working of identifying the Overcomer with the passion of Christ in all things pertaining to losing one's life in this world. Once this happened, the Lord then turned from this small troop of Overcomers to the world of man. The world of man in the meanwhile had been shaken and tormented by their lack of ability to make their systems prosper and work. When the Lord then turned to judge the world, all the systems of man began to collapse."
"The glorified Army of the Lord had the full authority of The Ancient of Days upon them, His voice speaking before them and the ministry of flaming brands by them. But they had NO POWER. Authority of the Lord, yes, but power, NO. The Lord ALONE, had this power and no one else had this power. His alone was the power to discomfit, disannul, discover and heal all that was being judged in the world of man."
Lest this sounds like a repeat of previous writings and prophecies know that there is a new element in the things the Lord is sharing. This element is that we are nearing the end of the course, the actual literal hope we have had in our lives is coming to pass and we shall not need to hope any longer for that which we desired will come. The one thing that the Lord would have us do is to cease questioning that we are "worthy" of this calling. Give it no further thought nor give it place in your mind, for that thought is not your right as a believer nor as one who desires the things of the Lord to have. The Lord has called and chosen you as a sovereign act of His grace. The only "choice" you have now is to decide to remain as a living sacrifice unto the Lord, laid upon the altar as one who would be consumed in the fires of judgment. Great peace will come to us as we do this in continuance and the tribulations you endure now are but only a sign that this peace shall indeed come. For the tribulation you endure can only remove from you any further carnal ambition or ability. It can only take from you that which you would use to resist the Lord. All that would feign offer itself as a resistance to God is under this wrathful judgment.
Now there are some in the modern Christian world who state that the judgement is passed already, that we are perfect in Christ now. We are as to our spiritual state, but not to our natural state. The Lord desires that our natural state also becomes compliant with our spiritual state. Not to make the carnal flesh better, but to make it as it was supposed to be, a perfectly suited created body of flesh and blood that houses the image of God. And that is what the Lord is doing. He is taking from us that which would be an affront to God because of the spirit of the world (carnality) and making that flesh "pure". Else how would you offer yourself a livings sacrifice if your flesh is putrid and cannot be purified? I speak of your body, that same body which will rise in resurrection power. It is being prepared for one thing and one thing only, the full measure of the Lord in infinite weight, power and glory to house each physical piece of clay. For the Lord is coming to take up residence without any measure in the Overcomers. I say now this new additional word of prophecy. That when this peace comes to you, it will also gender the beginning acts of the filling up of the full measure of the Ancient of Days, which measure and filling up is infinite both in scope and in time. This Kingdom which always has been will be your portion forever once this peace comes to you. IT MATTERS NOT HOW CARNAL YOU ARE AT THIS POINT. YOUR SINFULNESS OF WICKED FLESH IS NOT THE BAROMETER FOR THIS. His sovereign grace and action as the Ancient of Days is the only factor in bringing you to this peace and this eternal state.
Hear well now these words of prophecy for they come as the wings of a dove and in gentleness and in love they come to the quiet seeker. The Lord is bringing to a fast close a quick work, cutting it short in righteousness. His time appointed from the foundation of the world is upon us, He is bringing forth His Kingdom through a company of people who will begin in great peace and end in total glorification of their bodies. I say this in prophecy to you who have long waited. There are many Joshua's and many Caleb's out there who have waited their whole lives for this promise to come and who think they will not live to see it. I say to these and to all they who are new to this way in the Lord to continue to lay your lives down as a living sacrifice wholly acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service. Continue to do this whether your live or die for if you live you live unto the Lord and if you die you die unto the Lord. Whether you live or die you are the Lords. This working and promise will be to you. For unto the company of Saints who have borne full gamut of the cross and have endured and who come to this peace, with them shall they who have died and gone on before be raised and together we will be caught up into the air to ever be with the Lord. Caught up into the full power of Christ's victory over sin and death and the minions and the principalities and powers, caught up into that full victory. Once you are glorified you will be appearing with the Lord upon the Throne, upon the earth and in the lake of fire ministering deliverance to the masses as you will dwell in all three realms at once. This I say in prophecy.
The world seems to be moving on as though it is oblivious to the workings of the Lord in the lives of His saints. Nothing seems to be changing in man's world, it is still rife with all that comes as a pretext to wars and rumors of wars. Each economy and each displacement of nations seems to continue as though there is no change. That is because the judgment is on the Overcomer at this time, it is not yet fallen upon the world. Soon, very soon this will change, not gradually, but suddenly. The judgment upon the Overcomer will be forever done, they will enter great peace that has not been known before and the world will then be under the hand of judgment. It is then that the stone cut out of the mountain of His Kingdom will smite this image in the feet to destroy it. And then man's world which seems unchanged will instead be broken apart and crushed and ground to powder under the judgment of The Ancient of Days. Set yourselves aside, for this is about to take place.
To be continued.......
Kenneth B Visscher