Chapter #1

The Ephod - Part #1 - Being withstood by the Prince of Persia

And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
Revelation 17:6

But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
Daniel 10:13

I know that just a week or two previous I said I would publish my thoughts on The Royal Ephod. The Ephod being the breastplate that the High Priest wore in Ancient Israel.

The honest truth is that the Lord has given me a very deep insight into His word and understanding into many things that most people "overlook". The understanding since I was delivered of this deception in 1989 has grown phenomenally and has been to me both a help, but at the same time - a hindrance. Things such as what I see concerning the pattern of doctrine that is written for us in scripture as well as types and shadows, and bringing this down right to where we walk in present day, these are the things the Lord has given me - like the Ephod - which shows so much revelation for this hour that it boggles my mind.

But at the same time there is a horrible warfare going on in my thinking. This warfare is like an overwhelming scourge at times. Hard to understand, but it seems as though all that is carnal in my natural thinking, and all that is in the Heavenly sphere in the realm of principality and power is set to not allow me to share these truths. At the same time I seek God for true humility to do so that the Lord alone would be glorified. So on the one hand I am in deep communion with the Lord, beyond what words can express, and on the other side I am under severe spiritual attack to "not" share the depth of God as I know it.

At the same time we draw closer to God. But God is clouded in clouds of thick darkness and a great tumult is before Him as we approach His Throne.

Psalm 18:11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

Joel 2:2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

Zephania 1:15 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,

When I began the blogs   concerning the Ephod, I came under such heavy assault that it nearly killed me - literally. The oppression in my mind was such that I prayed every second breath for my life on the earth to end. Yet at the same time my spiritual man was standing strong in armor and in victory in spite of the horrendous shakings which were round about me - all because I wanted to share just a little of what the Lord has given me. All hell seemed to be arrayed against me giving forth any such "clear" word. The struggle that ensued was beyond what I can even type down as words.

So time was allowed to pass. My time was spent just waiting on the Lord for His light to sear through these attacks so that I could share, even just simply, this depth of the Lord shown. Not just in the Ephod, but truths seen in Christ's tomb and resurrection, and as He stands "Christ Jesus" by the right hand of God (and the vision of seeing Him there). Things such as the Tabernacle of David which has fallen down. The company of Sons and Daughters who will very soon receive glorified bodies, the New World that is to come and on the list goes. Time was spent as I wondered about how to share this with some calm around the "spiritual" storm.

The answer came very sweetly and calmly, like a gentle wind or breeze upon my soul. And that answer was to "share" as He gave me these things, as I AM, a living WHOLE STONE which is but one part of the "many stones" that forms the altar upon which God will lay the weight of the sacrifice.

And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them.
Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt offer burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD thy God:
Deuteronomy 27:5,6.

So share I will, quietly, amidst the storms surrounding my life and my thinking. Sharing as He has given me His word, His truth, as He sees fit. I am going to expose the depth of God as revealed to my heart IN SIMPLICITY, so that all who read these blogs may understand.

I ask all of you to forgive me for being so slow at this. My heart is overwhelmed and my life is seemingly set aside, but it is all for a purpose. So I want to share this testimony of the Ephod, so that we all who read it can understand, and overcome, and rule and reign in life by Christ Jesus.

My next blog will begin that very study.

Kenneth B Visscher

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