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Chapter:# 31
The Gate Of Ephraim


The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin. And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.  Genesis 46:19-20


And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah. And his delight shall be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears; but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his waist, and faithfulness the girdle of his loins. And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the root of Jesse, that standeth for an ensign of the peoples, unto him shall the nations seek; and his resting-place shall be glorious. Isaiah 11:1-10 American Standard Version


Ask ye of Jehovah rain in the time of the latter rain, even of Jehovah that maketh lightnings; and he will give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field. For the teraphim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie; and they have told false dreams, they comfort in vain: therefore they go their way like sheep, they are afflicted, because there is no shepherd. Mine anger is kindled against the shepherds, and I will punish the he-goats; for Jehovah of hosts hath visited his flock, the house of Judah, and will make them as his goodly horse in the battle. From him shall come forth the corner-stone, from him the nail, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler together. And they shall be as mighty men, treading down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle; and they shall fight, because Jehovah is with them; and the riders on horses shall be confounded. And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them back; for I have mercy upon them; and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am Jehovah their God, and I will hear them. And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine; yea, their children shall see it, and rejoice; their heart shall be glad in Jehovah. I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them; and they shall increase as they have increased.  Zechariah 10:1-8 American Standard Version

( Vision )

“Along to the center of the western wall of the City the Angel took me. As I viewed the wall in my spirit I saw that the length thereof was great, and the Gates great, and the height was fearsome to see as this was indeed the City which had foundations whose builder and maker was God. Within the City I could see the pinnacle of the Mount Zion with the top engulfed in a billowing tempest of fire, and within the tempest of fire a Throne set and One who sat upon the Throne, even the Ancient of Days, He who is God the Father of all. As I was carried to the Gate of Ephraim in the center of the western wall I saw a fruit tree within the arches of the Gate. Seeing through the ground the roots of this tree I saw that the roots extended vastly in two directions. One side of the tree, the roots extended into the cursed soils of the earth in this natural creation and into the natural life of this creation. On the other side of the tree the roots extended into the Holy City, even through the soils and pasturelands of the City, even to the base of the Mount Zion in the center of the City. So then the tree had roots in both the natural cursed earth and in the New Creation in the City of God. The trunk and branches of the tree were gnarled and twisted and beaten sore with many years of great winds of tribulation which blew upon it, as well as the heat of the sun and the cold of the night seasons. But upon the branches of the tree were many varied and beautiful fruits, all shapes and sizes, very ripe and wonderful to see even as these perfect fruits abode upon these gnarled branches. As I beheld this fruit tree in the arches of the Gate of Ephraim I saw God upon the Throne in the midst of the billowing flames of fire, and God stood up, and walked down towards the Gate of Ephraim. He came unto the tree in the arches of the Gate and began to feast upon the fruits thereof, consuming them into His person as GOD. As He consumed the fruit I saw coming forth around Him and through Him a crystal clear cloud of clear white glory. As a mist of a cloud it extended forth from Him into the earth the cloud growing in size and becoming more and more wider and larger in a circular pattern as God partook of the fruits of the tree. The cloud of glory extended over the earth in its entire circumference, filling both the atmosphere and the molecules of the soils of the lands, and the whole earth was filled with the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord. This tree was the congregation of those who had overcome, their lives were lives poured out, sacrificed and laid down completely before the Lord with no will of their own. They together formed this gnarled tree with wonderful fruits – not for men – but fruits that were for God that God consumed. ( End Vision )

The Gate of Ephriam ( This is the Gate associated with Levi ): Increasing fruitfulness because of association with the King.

One of the most curious things about Manneseh and Ephriam was their apostasy from the Lord, the rise in them through scripture of their personal iniquity. These two sons of Joseph are seen later as nations contradicting the will of God in His purposes for Israel and for the world. But in both cases, in the end, Manneseh is seen as a direct ancestor of Jesus and Ephraim one upon whom Christ found solace during threats upon His life. When the Jews sought to slay Jesus, He took refuge with His disciples in Ephraim. I find that very interesting indeed for it says to me that these two sons of Joseph are placed as prominent Gates in The New Jerusalem as ones who overcame personal iniquity to have the new nature openly displayed, a feast of fat things which God Himself partakes of. A picture of what must be worked by the Spirit of God into each Overcomer.


One of the things that the Overcomers need to overcome is disunity and separation one from another. The separations in times past have been of God to work individually on each individual and to do a deep and a perfect work in their spiritual lives. I am now prophesying that the Overcomers, more and more, will come jointed together to form a fruitful tree for the Lord to partake of. A tree which is His planting, a tree which counteracts the death and dirge we have in this present evil world. We know that denominational Christianity has not had any unity whatsoever, but instead wars and factions abound in them. Those that are called to one day be granted place upon the Throne with the Lord, they called out of all the systems, are learning obedience, even in the little things. Even in the strangest of things. They are learning obedience by their sufferings, and by these same storms of life they will now learn to join in perfect unity one to another with NO wars and NO factions. As vessels of love inwardly, and gnarled and beaten by the storms of life outwardly, they will come, “one with one on one” to be joined perfectly in love in the Spirit of the Lord.


So I am now prophesying in view of the Gate of Ephraim that our times of separation and solitude are fast drawing to a close. We will come together, joint to joint to become a unified body of people whom Christ shall appear in and glorify. We’ve known what it meant to be few and far between, now we will know what it means to be an Army, a company of those who walk forward in the perfect nature of God who is a consuming fire. We have known what it means to have God deal intricately with every small area in us which is contrary to His perfect will, now we in that perfect will shall emerge as one man in unity and oneness and interdependence that cannot and will not ever be destroyed. No carnality will be in our coming together, no disunity of any kind, and nothing that would bring any dishonor to the Lord at all.  The Lord has singled out His Overcomers for the first true show of unity that the world has never seen. A unity and oneness that is to be revealed in perfection and holiness with no taint of the carnal mind in it anywhere. Out of the hidden places, out of the byways and the highways. Out of the wilderness and the cities, from every quarter, God is now going to bring together His overcoming company.

That is what I am prophesying.


The entire purpose of God in bringing forth first a company of Overcomers into perfect unity and oneness is most intriguing and is an example of His great power. Even the power of the cross, but better than that, the power of resurrection. His entire purpose was to enact His will on this fallen creation through a company of those who bear fruit unto God. This is but a small measure, one tree out of the field, one group out of the whole. Selected and hand picked by the Holy Spirit, these were separated unto God and they came apart alone unto Him to have His will worked into them and to learn what it means to surrender themselves, even unto the death of the cross.


I am prophesying that the cross will very soon be completed in the Overcomers.


The world, the systems of men, the denominations of Christianity, the religions of the world will more and more become disjointed, more violent, more brash, more unloving, more uncaring, more suicidal and more base in their hatred of a love for the truth. In other words, the line has been firmly drawn, it is distinct, it is a line that separates the Overcoming company from the rest of the world and their futile efforts to find peace. The Overcomers will now arise above this all, not looking in fear at what is happening on the earth, but looking instead for the restitution of all THIS creation into the Kingdom of God’s dear son Jesus. The Overcomers have only one thing in their mind, and that is His appearing. That is the sole hope their years of tribulation has given unto them and that is the reason they have remained steadfast in trials to come to this finite place of unity. God is going to do this entire purpose His great creative mind made in the beginning through partaking of the fruits of the gnarled branches of the tree of life which the Overcomers have become.


In this very minute of this very hour the Overcomers have come to a very fixed point. They have no strength, ability, motivation or desire other than to just behold the Lord and to love and worship Him. The Holy Spirit has worked in them to bring them to a place where they know nothing except Him in them. They have no idea how to maneuver, how to stand, how to speak, how to think, everything related to their lives in this world has been taken from them. They stand upon the earth at this time with nothing of their own. They know not wisdom, except it be God’s wisdom. They know not work, except it be God’s work. They may work at jobs, or have elements of wealth in the world and be worth things in a monetary sense, but in their spirits they are separate from even that, knowing that everything is futile except the Lord do this in them for His purposes. At the very same time they have come to a place where they do not always know what is right in their responses. They don’t always know what is from the element of God’s Spirit and what comes from deception. They stand in a dangerous place. A place of having a slight fear that something could happen and they would turn off the right path and head into a pathway of delusion. They may not know at all times which part of the Lord is being made real to them and which part is from perdition. It is that element of not knowing which keeps them pressing in to the love of the truth. Such is the workings of God to bring forth the race track to come to the end of their testings. The Overcomers know that they need to hear a pure word, a true word that can direct them to emerge from this time as victors in the camp of the righteous. For we have entered the most perilous of times.


The roots of the fruitful tree they have grown together to become begins in this cursed world. So it is that the journey of the Overcomer has been out of this world and its cursed soil, while at the same time having a nature and a name which is born of Heaven and of the Spirit of their Heavenly Father. Both elements have worked in the life of the Overcomer as an interplay of good and evil, of right from wrong and of truth from error. Both elements have been a fractioned war within, a raging debate, a fearsome battle of magnificent proportions which leaves the poor soul wondering if they can ever conquer anything as relates to their life in this world. When they would have faith, the element of doubt assails them. When they have fear and dread, hope arises to console their troubled thoughts. When they bore accusation because of their own carnality, the mind of Christ gently and tenderly revealed to them of His great love and forgiveness. These who are overcoming have borne persecutions against their very lives in the earth, and at the same time they do no harm to their persecutors, not even a small curse or  negative thought. They learned to take on them the yielded nature of Jesus, and to be as ones who overcame the enemies of their souls by simple obedience to His Word as it is revealed unto them. These are the footfalls of those who traverse this earth who are born of the Heavenly order. These are their steps, one after another, in conquering all in them that is contrary to His cross, nailing all their flesh there and trusting Christ completely to raise them again at the last day.


To these now I prophesy that they will come together in the Gate of Ephraim to bear fruit unto God. And because of this fruit, the whole of the earth will be in time filled with the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. We have heard this again and again, and have waited and waited, and have wondered “how long will it be until the Lord finishes this work?” Trials that were hard yesterday seem much harder today, and what we once bore in testings pales in comparison to the testings we are now in. The deceptions seem more subtle. The nuances of carnal reasonings seem more acute in tempting us to think according to the natural mind. Instead of becoming more Holy, we seem to become more grounded in the earth and rooted in that which we detest. Instead of being minded with the mind of Christ, we find ourselves slaving over the toil of work that this world affords to us. The Overcomers seem hopelessly caught up in nothing. They seem more confined than ever before. The storms of life seem hurtful, not beneficial and God seems further away, not closer. Flesh and carnality arises in them rather than the fruit of goodness by Jesus who is also in their lives. What they want, they don’t seem to have and what they don’t want seems to consume them. This is the present world of the Overcomer. In all honesty, they don’t know how they can go one more step forward as it has become a complete mystery to them as to how they can conquer anything.


That is exactly what God was waiting to see in His Overcoming company. It is those, who bear the thought of uselessness that He will now appear in and will confirm with the brightness of His coming. The full measure of flesh has grown up in them and so has the full measure of the stature of Christ. Right now, the Overcomers cannot always perceive Christ in them, but that is because their duality has come to the full. Now God is about to judge those that He calls His OVERCOMERS. In that judgment God will find fruit on the branches of a gnarled tree, and that fruit will signal the next stage in the great creator’s plan to bring all the earth back into an Edenic state. For this will give God Himself the ability to now move forward in the earth in great mercy to restore all things. The Overcomers who bear this fruit in the Gate of Ephraim will be the vessels through whom this eternal purpose will happen. The Overcomers have become nothing, and God now has become everything. Now we will see the redemption Christ wrought for all men upon Calvary be completed and His purpose finished and mankind and this fallen globe of the earth will come into the Kingdom of God.


So Dear Overcomer, the reader of this page, allow yourself to fall into despair. Allow yourself to fall away into a lack of knowledge, a lack of understanding, a lack of life. Fall into this knowing that you are as a seed sown in death in the ground, but know that because of your sacrifice God will have fruit to eat, and His will shall be done through you.


Are you not glad that this is not based on what you think or decide with your puny human will? Are you not glad that the Lord in bringing forth His full person will be done because YOU became nothing? Are you not glad you submitted to His will in all things that He might finish His perfect work in you, even when you had no clue as to what that working was? The separations were painful, the trials fearsome, hard, hurtful. But the END OF THIS IS NOW IN PLAIN VIEW.

Walk on Overcomer, step now into this place of complete surrender. God is about to consume you and you will never be the same.


“And I looked, and behold The Gate of Benjamin: Son of the Father’s Right Hand. And I was glad for the Lord revealed to me THE THRONE OF HIS MAJESTY.


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