~The New Jerusalem~
|Cephas, The Apostle Peter, The Rock|
Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone. The day following Jesus would go forth into
“He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:15-19 KJV
I planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: but each shall receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow-workers: ye are God's husbandry, God's building. According to the grace of God which was given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder I laid a foundation; and another buildeth thereon. But let each man take heed how he buildeth thereon. For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. But if any man buildeth on the foundation gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, stubble; each man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself shall prove each man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work shall abide which he built thereon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire. 1 Corinthians 3:6-15 ASV
“The storm then began to send forth lightning bolts which struck the foundations of the City, each bolt struck one layer of each foundation. I saw this lightning first strike the lowest row of the foundation, the Jasper stones built into the bottom most layer. As it did dross from the stones was shattered off and the bright glow of that which was pure and holy and new was seen as a bright radiant glory from the stones in the first row. I knew this to be the judgment of the Lord upon the lives of the Overcomers, those who formed the living stones in the bottom most layer of the City. I saw the brightness of the Glory of the Lord in each stone, the same brightness of Glory that was seen when one looks upon the Lord upon the Throne itself. There was no difference in the brightness or amount of glory that was found in each stone after the lightning had struck the lowest course of stones, even in the Jasper row.
As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. Ezekiel 1:13 KJV
Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Matthew 24:26-28 KJV
The early church we read about in the book of Acts was phenomenal and powerful in the workings of the Spirit of the Lord. The acts of the Apostles was written to confirm the beginning of the age of the church and of the workings of the Lord in giving us the inner man of the Spirit to obey and walk in. However, the power and glory of the church that will emerge now will overshadow the early church to such an extent that the two will be in a contrast that is greater then that which was the lesser.
“For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; and I will shake all nations; and the precious things of all nations shall come; and I will fill this house with glory, saith Jehovah of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith Jehovah of hosts. The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, saith Jehovah of hosts; and in this place will I give peace, saith Jehovah of hosts.” Haggai 2:6-9 ASV
The early church could not come
into the glory which will now begin to come into the latter church because the
early church had one thing which was not yet fully grown. That thing was the
mystery of iniquity. The mystery is mentioned by the Apostle Paul a few times,
is seen as being already in the earth in the form of antichrist, but it was
still not yet a full cup. The history of men has been a history of the filling
of this cup. The only clue we have that the cup is now full is by the words of
Jesus wherein He said that we would one day see the son of perdition sitting in
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a testimony unto all the nations; and then shall the end come. When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that readeth understand), then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains: let him that is on the housetop not go down to take out things that are in his house: and let him that is in the field not return back to take his cloak. But woe unto 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, neither on a sabbath: for then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be.” Matthew 24:14-21 ASV
So now we have come to the place in world history where this has happened. Multitudes who call upon the name of the Lord are looking right at this abomination of desolation, this son of perdition, saying it is the Lord. It is in this time that we will now see the sudden emergence of the latter house, the latter church, that which will be much more glorious than the one seen in the book of Acts. For there is in the midst of this mass of humanity caught up in religion and in praying to perdition thinking it to be the Lord a small company, a group whom I write about. The little group I call “Overcomers”. These are they who discern - I Am That I Am (whom Moses knew) – from - I Am AS God (which imitates perfectly the Christ). And I say unto you that this little group of Overcomers ARE THE LATTER CHURCH. For I do not believe in my doctrine that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord or trusts Jesus Christ for salvation is joined to the true church IF they are looking instead unto the abomination of desolation. I believe that until they learn to discern what is the Lord and what is not the Lord that they cannot be a part of the true church which Haggai prophesied of. Not only so, but in the summer of 2006 the Lord said to me that “The cup of iniquity is now full”. This is the signal of two things.
1) That there will now be great judgments in the earth by the Spirit of the Lord
2) That there will now also be the emergence of this incredibly glorious latter church.
So that which was in infancy in the early church, namely the mystery of iniquity, is now fully grown at this point in time where the latter church will gloriously and suddenly emerge prior to the coming of Jesus. I prophecy to you that you will see much greater works through your faith than what was done by the early church. But not just much greater works, but the actual character of the Lord Himself IN HOLINESS will emerge through the transparent lives of these who form this company who are the latter day church, the fruit of the latter rain.
“Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.” Hosea 6:1-3 KJV
“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.” James 5:7 KJV
We have now a scene set in the earth which will end in the restitution of all creation. Everything that is now corrupted fully by this mystery of iniquity is slated for full restoration and renewal. Not to be renewed to fall again, but to remove completely the entire mystery which God began in the heart of Adam and will end by the completed atonement of The Lord Jesus Christ. For He alone will complete this mystery and will wrap it up in the time we are now in. He will do this by first bringing forth this glorious latter church, even the Overcomers, and after He reveals them to the earth, HE WILL COME AND WILL GLORIFY THEM ALL. Everything that Jesus is now about to do concerning the completion of His atonement will happen through the lives of the latter church.
Are you in tribulation? Do you
face difficulties and hardships and measures of ignorance not always knowing
fully what the will of God is for you? In this time of trouble, do you look
away unto The Lord Jesus Christ alone? Is He the one in your eyesight, your
gaze being upon only Him and no other? If that is you, then you are part of this
latter church. You are part of the building upon the foundation stones of The
New Jerusalem which is a picture of the
The Overcomer coming into rank and order upon the foundation of the City is very important. This is symbolic of order, interdependence and unity. You cannot possibly come into this order unless the hand of the Lord places you there. And you cannot be placed there if you are not daily bearing your trials as a cross against your self life. But the prize of being identified with the layer of Jasper stones is one of the most precious promises we have as they who will take part in the first resurrection. For it is to this latter church that the marching orders will be given and they will remove from the posts the gates of hell itself. No one will be left in bondage when this church is manifested as the glorious latter house. I am prophesying today that this is now the next motion of the Spirit of the Lord. In front of all nations and under the noses of every enemy, the Lord will arise in a greater measure of faith to openly display His faithful ones. These who have borne for years the trials of daily life. These will emerge as triumphant ones in the earth and no one will be able to resist the power of the Lord which will move through them in unprecedented measures since the Spirit of life animated the dead body of Jesus. This will be a mighty resurrection, one which will usher in the next age, the third world in which no mystery of iniquity will be present and all that is antichrist will be burned as stubble in the heat of a summers fire. Through you dear reader will be now the weight of this City as the body of Christ be brought to bear upon this natural creation. You are living stones built into this city and upon you will be the honor of all the promises of God. Hold fast dear Overcomer, for this even now shall begin to break forth upon the earth and nothing will be able to stop it or hold it back. It is indeed the pure trumpet sound of the coming of the living Christ.
To be continued………….Kenneth B Visscher