~The New Jerusalem~

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Chapter:# 19
Entrance Qualifications

“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD. Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house. Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit. And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.” Haggai 1:7-11 KJV


“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 KJV


“[As] an example of suffering and ill-treatment together with patience, brethren, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord [as His messengers]. You know how we call those blessed (happy) who were steadfast [who endured]. You have heard of the endurance of Job, and you have seen the Lord's [purpose and how He richly blessed him in the] end, inasmuch as the Lord is full of pity and compassion and tenderness and mercy.” [Job 1:21, 22; 42:10; Ps. 111:4.]  James 5:10-11 AMPLIFIED


“And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.”  Revelation 22:5-9 KJV


“In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]. Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God, And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace. [Isa. 52:7.] Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one]. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God. Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people). And [pray] also for me, that [freedom of] utterance may be given me, that I may open my mouth to proclaim boldly the mystery of the good news (the Gospel), For which I am an ambassador in a coupling chain [in prison. Pray] that I may declare it boldly and courageously, as I ought to do.”  Ephesians 6:10-20 AMPLIFIED


( Vision )

“From the side that I stood upon I did see indeed the Army of the Lord, glorious with banners and full of light and glory. These did stand in the Armor provided to us from Ephesians 6: 10 - 18. In perfect array did they stand in rows of rank and order. Moving in and about them were the ministers of the gospel as though they were authorities inspecting the troops, readying them for the work that was ahead of them. These were but a very few in number, their ranks and the order of the column of troops was not long but rather short and very small was the tally of those who were part of the Army.


I saw them and they stood before the Throne of God in the height of the New Jerusalem upon the Mount Zion. Their backs were to the Throne, they faced out towards the East side of the City and towards the Gate of Judah ( confessors and praisers of God ).


And I saw the fire enfolding in upon itself upon the Throne, the fire and the heat thereof increased in intensity, and above the Throne in the atmosphere of the terrible crystal came forth a great sound and a shaking as the fire did increase and the billows and waves of the fire extended more and more in great heat and billows of flames in the winds that came from the atmosphere above the Throne. This fire then began to extend itself over the heads of the soldiers in rank and order in the Army of the Lord in front of the Throne. The fire went over their heads then settled down in front of the Army. At the very same time that the fire extended over the heads of the soldiers and settled down upon the earth the Army in rank began its forward march. I could hear clearly the sound of the marching footsteps in perfect order of this Army with the fire of the Ancient of Days going before.


From above the Throne and in the atmosphere above this Army came a sound deep and loud as God did speak, His voice in utterance before this Army in the fire that was before it. And forward out of the Judah Gate and into the earth marched this Army of the Lord. And I cried, for terrible was the sight.”

( Not the end of the Vision )


As I waited on the Lord concerning the next writing it became apparent to me that the Lord was wanting me to write concerning that which is “new”. For we are studying the “New” Jerusalem. The “new” bodies of light and glory that are promised to us as the fullness of our inheritance. The “new” heavens and the “new” earth. That the former things will, when God is done, be forever passed away from all men, but for they that overcome first. It became apparent to me that the Lord is still desiring that my writing to the Body of Christ be still as a warning, a correction, a walk to be made straight. That there is a difference being made at this time in our walk and it must be made correct as we walk forward day by day in this walk of humility and in partaking of the sufferings of Christ. For we have not yet arrived at that perfect place and in the time wherein we have the full authority and victory of Christ in us in completion. That place of full glory and victory in Christ will not come until He appears. And He will ONLY appear in this the first resurrection in the lives of those who have truly overcome all things.


What I want to see in the readers of my papers and in my own life also is a deep increase in the Fear of the Lord. For there are a great many of our brethren who have fallen into the abyss of new age fallacies and doctrines which tickle the ears. This is a very serious matter, and for those who have contact with some of these who have fallen, the realization is apparent that they cannot hear your words to correct them. They have fallen into powerful delusion and they have been disqualified from receiving the prize. One of the greatest maladies which proves to me that the Fear of the Lord is not as it should be in us is that these who are of such a high and a holy calling and who have fallen into this abyss of missing the Lord’s best, did so by first putting off the cross.


So when waiting on the Lord about this writing, it became apparent to me that there needs to be in my writings a continued display of two issues, that there be a showing forth of that which is error from that which is good. The time of great warfare has begun and we will soon see much tribulation in the earth effect our very lives. If this type of writing showing the warnings of our hour “wearies you”, then you may very well be adamantly opposed to your own personal cross! For this hour requires that the cross be worked into our lives more than at any other time in our past testimony. The cross, and its power to capture us away from the life of the world is what is necessary to complete the overcoming process. With all that being said, allow me to show you the “new” of what we are looking for in our hope and the “new” of what some are now walking in which is deception. All of this just to reveal the purity of The New Jerusalem and the tribulation which is ours when we desire that City. You cannot enter the purity of this City without first having been through your personal cross. You cannot be counted as one who has overcome if you first have not borne this cross to the end of your natural life. For as long as you are in a body of flesh and blood, you will be applied to the arms of this wooden cross to cancel out your own will that His will might be established in you.

No matter how long you traverse this world and whether or not you live or die waiting for the Lord to appear, you will have both the cross at work in you and the life of Christ also manifesting in you. Whenever I look at our brethren who are falling into the abyss of new age deception, I see that the first thing they lost was the power of the cross. The cross no longer became to them important. That there was a point in their doctrine where they assumed the cross to be completed and past and no longer of the order for our current walk in God. That is the skew point which caused their steps to end in delusion and their testimonies to go unfulfilled. And my, how many have fallen this preaching where the cross is laid aside! The fruit of this is the proof, for these who have done this have EXALTED THEMSELVES as being ones in the Lord of “special stature”. Such is the malady of leaving your cross lay upon the ground rather than taking it up.


I also studied some of the past revivals in the church. In every case the revival would come to an end when the cross was nullified. Every time the minions of hell would rob the recipient of the benefits of revival, the cross was the first thing forsaken and the display of it reckoned as past history, not present needful reality. The cross thus eliminated allowed deception to come across as though it were a true motion of God when in fact it was perdition. Such is the repeat of this very hour wherein we hear doctrines that are contrary to Christ’s great commission to go into all the world and to preach the gospel to every creature. The preaching OF THE CROSS is the same as the preaching OF THE GOSPEL. One cannot be separated from the other.


My heart longs for each one who reads my writings to be pure and Holy and to be permitted to enter by the Gates into this City. I know that it is desired that the interpretation of the Gates and of this City be made apparent, it is, along with these warnings. It behooves me to warn you continually of the hour we are in, that there is going to arise against the overcomer the beast who has its power from the dragon, who will war against this man-child and who will kill the bodies of the Two Witnesses – the Body of Christ in the earth. This beast that will war has done so in measure, but in the immediate future before us where we are anticipating the revelation of the Christ in us, there will first be a great war in the Spirit. The beast of scripture will war against the Saints of God and overcome them and kill them. That’s us. We will be forsaken, cast out, cast down, ignored, rejected, despised, hated and thrown away as useless. If at any time the Overcomer needs to fix his gaze on Jesus alone, that time is now.


Together we joy in the future ahead of us when we are glorified. For now however, I am prophesying to you that there is immediately ahead of the true overcomer a great time of tribulation. Those who WERE of our rank, who skewed off into ear itching new age deception will be found REJECTING YOU. Those who now pledged their allegiance to this false image of blasphemy, even that perdition that sits in the Holy Place as God saying I Am God, but who is not God, these will rise to persecute the true overcomer. I am actually prophesying this to you, that your rejection by your fellow comrade in the Body of Christ will not be any further away than those who claim oneness with the Lord. The delusion will be that they “think” they are walking with the Lord but they are instead walking with that which “appears” as the Lord. This delusion I have warned my readers about continually all this time.


To form the structure of the walls of the New Jerusalem and to enter into this City by the Gates one must be an Overcomer. You cannot be a living stone in this Heavenly City if you have not overcome. And to Overcome you must alone have a gaze fixed upon the captain of your salvation, The Lord Jesus Christ. As you do, I prophesy that you will in the very near future come into great realms of great tribulation, for the masses of humanity powered by the minions of principality and power will arise to curse your walk. They will not appreciate your fixated gaze upon Jesus alone and you will be hated, even more so than the early church was in the book of Acts. I see ahead of the true overcomer an even greater singling out and separation unto God than ever before. Why?  So that God can reveal the difference between what is Holy and what is profane. That God can show the stark contrast of His Holy City The New Jerusalem verses the earth in its iniquitous state. That when the time comes for the descent and the settling of the City upon the earth, and the revelation of the Army of God that comes forth through its Gates, that there would be a clear and concise display for all eyes as to what IS Holy and what IS not. And all that is NOT will have the tables turned upon them, that which they meted out as carnal supposition will suffer the fire of the forward march of the Army of the Lord.


You dear reader, must test yourself. You must examine your heart as you read these lines. Test and examine your heart and see if you are indeed fixing your gaze upon the Lord Jesus Christ alone and n-o-t-h-i-n-g   e-l-s-e. And if you are certain that your gaze if fixed on Jesus alone, ask yourself this question. “Does my gaze upon Jesus work also in me my own personal cross?” For the malady we have right now in our circles of fellowship is the same malady repeated in the history of the church, that men have forsaken their crosses to choose an easier doctrine and a gentler path. I guarantee to you that those who have chosen to listen to preachers that tickle the ears will not be manifested in bodies of glory and they will not be a part of the Army of the Lord found in Joel chapter 2. I also guarantee to you the reader that those who have heaped to themselves these teachers because they have itching ears WILL NOT be allowed to enter by the Gates into the New Jerusalem UNTIL they have also gone back to their basic start and picked up first their personal cross. There is simply NO OTHER WAY.


Test yourself in this hour this way:

1)      That - I do indeed fix my gaze on Jesus alone no matter what it costs me personally.

2)      That - I do indeed ask the Lord to glorify my past, my present and my future as I fix my gaze upon Him alone.

3)      That - in the fixing of my gaze upon the living bread of life, that I too would be bread to the eater, flesh denied that others might see the life of Christ in me.

4)      That - in the fixing of my gaze upon Jesus Christ that I might be a life poured out that others might see that my life is as seed upon the ground, laid out as it were in self sacrifice for others to follow my example and enter the Kingdom of God.

5)      That - I allow the Lord to fit me into that perfect place in His Body, even that placing that is done alone by His hand and not the hand of man. That I would walk in that place, IN His Body. Part of the Two Witness company.

6)      That - in so doing as I walk in this perfect place that I allow the daily trials of life to be my cross, my cancelling out feature of my character so that the life of Jesus might be made manifest even in my mortal body.

7)      That - I itch not my ears with that which would ‘sound’ so nice and ‘be’ so gentle as a breeze of a wind which would tickle my fancy. That EXALTS me, and not Jesus alone.

8)      That - I do indeed enter covenant with the Lord through drinking His Blood and eating His flesh – partaking of the life and death of the Lord – until that full measure of Him be worked into me in fullness, in both suffering and in joy.

9)      That - anything that comes to me by way of a writing, or a preaching, or a testimony or a word of prophecy or anointing would be tested again and again, confirmed by the Word of God in the scriptures and not because “everybody” believes it. The malady of this hour is camaraderie in doctrine which reinforces error. This association of one with another is the stealing away of our gaze from Jesus alone. This is what the true Overcomer cannot do.

10)  That - true fellowship of the Overcomer with the Overcomer is by this fact that there is indeed an identity of one with the other in tribulation, but also in hope for the soon appearing of Christ and His great descent unto they who will partake of this 1st resurrection.


Once the time comes when you are glorified, you will know that it is because you obeyed the Lord and bore your cross to the end of your natural life in the earth. This is what God exalted Jesus in, that His sufferings were fulfilled. So it will be for they who overcome. They too will be exalted in the same measure as the Head of the Body, so that Christ then will be seen as He who was dead, but behold, He is alive forevermore.


To be continued………. 
Kenneth B Visscher


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