THE TABERNACLE

Our Journey To True Worship

BY:  JACKIE CAPORASO 

AUGUST 4, 2009

MESSAGE No. 197T

INTRODUCTION

FASCINATION

KNOWLEDGE vs. LIFE

BLASPHEMER

TWO ALTARS – TWO CURTAINS

THE SECOND VEIL

THE WITNESSES KILLED

THE WITNESSES RESURRECTED

INTRODUCTION

It is no exaggeration to declare that the systems of this world are falling fast. Like Humpty Dumpty, the world’s powers have united themselves to try to put it back together again, but the more they try, the worse it gets! In a vision, Daniel was given the scrolls of the end times and he “watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces.” (Dan. 2:34)             

History records the fall of the great empires that were once established in the world. We are now in the realm of the feet and toes of this world image, and the stone which is the Christ, cannot be stopped. It is a great day for those with eyes to see and hearts to understand. Beloved, the next great event in this world is the manifestation of the sons of God! They are the Body of Christ in earth, and the only ones who are called and prepared to rescue this groaning creation.

When Jesus taught the disciples to pray, “Thy king­dom come in earth as it is in heaven, He was not only pointing to the Kingdom that rules our own hearts, but He was referring to the manifesta­tion or unveiling of a kingdom, through a people. This is what Paul saw when he was caught up to the third heaven.

If we study the word “heaven” in this context, we learn that the heavens are the invisible realm of spirit in us and all around us. Heaven is where Christ sits at the right Hand of God in heavenly places (the heavens), and we know that the mystery is Christ IN YOU, the hope of glory. So Christ is sitting in our heavenly places (spirit and soul) and we need to enter into His presence. 

When Paul told the Corinthian Christians that he was caught up to the third heaven and heard things that were inexpressible, he had not left the earth. Just as John on Patmos, Paul had been carried away in the Spirit and it was not up in the sky, it was in the Christ within his own spirit.

When John declares “Woe, woe woe to the inhabi­tants of the earth…” (Rev. 8:13), he is making a dif­ference between those whose minds are in the heav­ens and those who are earthly minded. When he writes, “Rejoice O heavens and ye who dwell in them…” (Rev. 12:12a), he is not only addressing those on the other side of the veil; he is talking to those whose minds dwell in the Christ within.

Those who dwell in the earth cannot understand those who are heavenly minded. As time goes, the gulf is enlarging between us, and the things we see and hear today are so much foolishness to those who are earthly-minded. Yet the Spirit reveals heavenly things to us. He has shown us some of the things that God has prepared for those who love Him. (Read I Cor. 2.) The Spirit has shown us some of the glory of the third heaven, which is the realm of the age to come. The writer of “Hebrews” tells us that some “have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come.” (Heb. 6:5) Jesus Himself has called us from our earthly graves to lead us to our abode in Him. He has securely tucked us under His wing, in heav­enly places and the day is at hand when He will display us to the entire creation.

Because the day is at hand, the enemy who comes to us through our carnal mind and the mind of the world, has been fiercely at work to deceive us and throw us off track. Jesus warned that in the end, “False christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” (Matt. 24:24) He goes as far as saying that “unless those days were shortened no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” (Vs.22)

It is for this reason that the Spirit has moved me to write the next chapter before continuing the study in the tabernacle.

FASCINATION

After reading a book that I will mention, the Lord spoke to me the word, “Fascination.” Fascination is a powerful word. It is an irresistible attraction that can be confused for love. The dictionary notes that to “fascinate” is to attract and hold irresistibly by delightful qualities. To bewitch, enchant, enrap­ture, captivate. 

The Galatian church was a great concern to Paul who wrote to them, “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel.”  Then he pleads with them, “O foolish Galatians! Who has be­witched you that you should not obey the truth, be­fore whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?” (Gal.1:6 and 3:1) They had been fascinated, attracted to some other gospel. 

So Paul asks a crucial question to clarify the gospel that he preached, “This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so fool­ish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?” (Gal. 3:2-3) When people are starving, they will devour any food that is presented to them – even junk food. Once a person is hooked on high sodium, high fat and high sugar food, they will turn from the simple good foods that their bodies really crave. It is the same in the Spirit.

Many have been starving for a Word but there is a famine in the land. “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, that I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.” (Amos 8:1

The Lord has sent His Word but few have been interested in hearing it. Christians have been hooked on the junk food gospel that has been served to them and they have quickly turned away from the simple truth that is in Jesus.

“The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.” (Psa. 25:14) The great deceiver is out to remove the fear of the Lord from us. He paints a picture of a God of “human love!” This is a great deception. The greatest demonstration of God’s love is when He let them nail His only Son to the cross.

The word “fascination” came to me after I read the book called “The Shack.” Someone told me I needed to read it and when I requested it at the Li­brary, I was 35th in line for it. This is how popular this book still is. It is well written and has a way of holding your interest. It makes many good points and I made sure that I pondered them so as to not miss the depth that might be hid behind the thoughts.

This book is a New York Times Bestseller with over one million copies in print, so who am I to dis­pute its value? Surely my own writings are not close to this kind of popularity. However, because of its great reviews, the book left me with great sadness of heart. How could Christians be so deceived and “bewitched” by this insidious “fairy tale?”

One could argue that after all, the book opens up a path to finding the reality of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit within. It may give comfort to know that our Father is as a loving Aunt Jemima, willing and ready to prepare the food we need for our souls. It may open the way for us to be free to talk with our bluejeans-clad Lord who, after all, is our bosom buddy.

In this book, we meet the ethereal, delicate Holy Spirit who is always there to surround us with lovely smelling herbs and fresh flowers from the garden of our souls! What a lovely picture this is! Now we have found our place of refuge and we can face the world. Truly fascinating! Anyone who has had to do with the Holy Spirit knows this is a bewitching lie! Someone has taken the truth that is in Jesus and has twisted it to attract the starving masses like junk food.

And it does not stop with this book. The air waves, the pulpits and more are filled with the same junky “gospel” of “greasy grace” and the people are gobbling it down and supporting it. Beloved, if this is what has been feeding your souls, bring out your Bible and begin reading the Words of life again. Where do we find Jesus teaching that His Spirit is given to us in order to enrich the life of the flesh? Where does it say that within each one is given the power to become successful in this life?

You will find Jesus saying, “If you want life, take up your cross daily, and follow Me.” “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36)

Jesus does not teach a psychology for a better life in this world; Jesus is the Way to eternal life. Eternal life begins here and now, but it needs to be worked out through the trials of this life. Beloved, let us not follow a fascination and fall into a ditch with those who follow the blind.

There are “other false gospels” in the mix. One is the “patriotic” gospel. Nowhere in the words of Jesus are we taught to meddle in the affairs of men and harness our emotions to carry out a political agenda. Yes, we stand for what the Spirit teaches us is right but we do not strive to push our ways into the systems of men. We are to obey laws and pay our taxes. Jesus told us to “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (Matt. 22:21)

KNOWLEDGE vs. LIFE

When we were born into this world, we had nothing to do with it. We all cried as we arrived; it was painful. We were ALL born in darkness, we were separated from God and did not know that He even existed; this is the world that we entered. Some may have been born more fortunate than others, but absolutely ALL of us were born in sin.             

When we are born from above or from the Spirit, we also have nothing to do with it. It is God who orchestrates all the events that bring us there. We find ourselves in the Light and a new world of “spirit” opens up before us. Light is Truth and it begins to reveal our darkness and open the Way. It shows us that much of what we had been taught as truth is a lie. Some are able to face the Light better than others and all are called to respond to it.

The big lie is that we were born as gods with every capacity for learning and becoming independent individuals. This is the lie that the serpent fed to Eve in the garden, and it is the lie that is perpetuated today. Get a good education; develop all your potentials; and you will succeed in this life.

So we begin our education in the world by training our minds to retain knowledge. This is a process of many years and may actually take a lifetime. However, even though our minds may be very bright, our spirits are in total darkness and we fail to realize that because of God’s love, we are actually attending another school that had been programmed specifically for us – Some have called it “the school of hard knocks.”

The knowledge that we accumulate in the schools of men is great for this life, but it can be the “great deceiver” if we use it to promote our own agenda and do not know God. It is terribly sad and pitiful when great minds such as Carl Sagan declare that they are atheists. It is the grace of God that enrolls us into the school of hard knocks and turns up the heat until we give in.

When my mother remarried she gave birth to a handsome baby boy. She named him Jean-Pierre.  As he grew, one had to admit that he was very special. His dark hair and deep blue eyes lightened a face that you could not help but love. Even at a young age, his disposition was angelic as he anticipated every need of his mother.

When I visited them in Belgium after twelve years of being in this country, Jean-Pierre had lined the hallway to the front door of the house with pillows because he was afraid my mother would pass out and fall when she saw me again. He was only twelve years old.

As he went through school, it became obvious that he was exceedingly intelligent. He went through College and University and came out with a doctor’s degree in philology which is the study of languages. There was only one big stone in the peach; Jean-Pierre declared himself an atheist. This was about the time that the Lord had revealed Himself to me in no uncertain terms.

At the time, I was involved with a group of believers who, like me, had left the traditional church and were learning to follow the Spirit. The elder of the group had written little study booklets explaining the word that he had received – they were powerful. There was a series on “demonology” explaining how demons work in our lives to harass, vex, oppress and even possess us. It was that series that I wanted to translate into French, but because of the terminology I found the work to be a challenge.

At the time, Jean-Pierre was still working on getting his degrees and I knew that he could use a little extra cash. I did not think of the impact that the word may have on him; I only wanted a good translation. He readily agreed to do the work and was very helpful. At the end he could not help but comment, “I am glad I don’t live in that world of demons!” To which I replied, “Perhaps, you are as the ostrich with its head in the sand!”  That was all that was said about that. Jean-Pierre was in his early twenties and seemingly had a lot of time ahead of him.

Then the Lord began to speak to me about Jean-Pierre. In a dream, I saw him running on the sidewalk of a city. Tall buildings of learning were all around him. The streets were lined with universities, libraries, museums of sciences and the like all impressive. Jean-Pierre was running like some beast was after him, picking up the pace more and more. Then as if he heard my question he blurted out each word in a heavy breath, “God is out to get me, but I am running running…” (End of dream)

Jean-Pierre had surrounded himself with knowledge and that, in itself, was not evil; but he felt secure in his knowledge and was running away from the call of the Spirit. He felt that he knew enough to run his life and did not need a God that he could not see. This is the deceiving side of the tree of knowledge; it makes one very independent, even the judge of good and evil.

Jean-Pierre was twenty-nine when his knowledge procured him the position of professor of languages at the prestigious University of Antwerp, Belgium. It was then that God caught up with my brother.  It happened during Easter break and it was sudden and devastating.

Jean-Pierre who had never been sick, outside of a few colds, developed excruciating stomach pains. The doctor gave him some antacids and sent him home but the pains became unbearable and he was transported to the hospital where they immediately took him to surgery and removed his appendix. It should have ended there but far from it, the pains were worse than ever. It was at that stage that they diagnosed leukemia – the kind that takes your life as soon as it flares up. Three days later, Jean-Pierre was gone from this world; but God was not through with him.

Shortly after his death, I had this dream, “I entered a very large room with absolutely no furniture in it. At the other end of the room, sitting on the floor in a corner, I see Jean-Pierre. He is holding his head in his hands, crying and bewailing his state. He is dressed in a wine-color suit. I know that he is in pain because he has suffered the loss of all that he loved. I want to go to him but I am not permitted.” (End of dream). God had caught him.

The writer of Proverbs extols the value of knowledge. He declares that “Fools despise knowledge.” learning is a good thing but, knowledge apart from the knowledge of God is the most deadly instrument in the serpent’s tool box. “Knowledge puffs up but love edifies. And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet, as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.” (I Cor. 8:1b, 2, 3) 

“And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand the mysteries of knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing… whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away…”  (I Cor. 13: 2, 8b)

It was the fruit of that tree that Eve and Adam ate.  The serpent said to Eve, “If you eat of that tree, you will not die! For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Gen. 3:5)

The tree of knowledge bears a deadly fruit. Knowledge, of itself, is not deadly; it is the spirit behind it that convinces one that “now you are as God, knowing good and evil.”  Little do men realize that knowledge without God is a very destructive force. We see this in the world today. Men have achieved tremendous feats in every scientific field, yet the more knowledge is acquired, the more problems arise. This is because, knowledge must be accompanied by God’s wisdom, this is the way that the Creator devised it.

BLASPHEMER

The dictionary describes “blasphemy” as the crime of assuming for one self the attributes and qualities of God. Because of the works that He did, the Pharisees were swift to call Jesus a blasphemer. That same spirit is the one who comes to whisper in our ears and “accuses” us day and night.  All who have moved forward in the Word have suffered at the hand of the “accuser of the brethren.” But beloved our calling is to destroy the works of the devil and defeat forever the accusers in our midst.

Jesus gave us the Spirit of the Overcomer that we may first rid ourselves and then creation of the bully spirits that are at work to keep us separated from God. It is not blasphemy to declare that “Now are we the sons of God; and it does not yet appear what we shall be. But we know when He shall appear, we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is.” (I John 3:2)

We truly need to know this. It is not blasphemy to declare to the accuser that NOW we are God’s children. Although it does not yet appear, because Christ is in us, NOW we are His sons. But we do not declare this by words only; we declare it by moving in the Spirit of the Son daily!

TWO ALTARS – TWO CURTAINS

Returning to our tabernacle study, we focus again on the area of our soul and spirit which is the place that the Lord is preparing as the dwelling of His Father. It is after learning to hear His Word through those He has given us to be our teachers and ministers that we begin to hear His voice by the Spirit. It is the hearing of His voice and not just the knowing of His word that takes us into his image.

At the first Altar, we are made aware of the atonement power in the blood of the Lamb and we rejoice that our sins are forgiven and that the blood covers us from this day forward. What we receive at the first Altar is not the fullness of our salvation, but it is the beginning of a walk. We take the blood of the Lamb all the way into the Holy of Holies. From this day forward, we can repent of our sins and the blood of the Lamb cleanses us until we overcome our sinful nature. Speaking of the salvation that is yet to be revealed in the last time Peter writes that through faith we are kept by the power of God unto the salvation ready to be revealed in the last times.”

This is the power that we pick up at the first Altar. This is the gift of God to all who believe. We can make good use of this Gift and move on in submission to His Spirit, but often we resist the Spirit and move in our own independent ways and reap the consequences. As long as we are in earthen vessels, the law of sowing and reaping applies. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” (Gal. 6:7)

But the second Altar is for those who have walked through the Holy Place. They have submitted their souls to the work of God’s Spirit and have arrived at the place where they can offer a sacrifice in righteousness. The only sacrifice in righteousness that we can offer is the Christ within. This Altar is the place where the soul is swallowed up into the Spirit and the two become one. This is the place of “consummation.” It is where the incense is a sweet savor unto God.

Jesus, the Lamb of God was offered up on the first altar for the atonement of sins. His perfect sacrifice was received for the sins of the entire world. There can be no other sacrifice for sins. “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.” (I Cor. 15:22) Because God so loves the world, ALL are given the gift of God, His Son, who died for them.

John explains that Jesus is the Light that came into the world to be the light of men. “He was the true Light which gives light to EVERY MAN WHO COMES INTO THE WORLD.” (John 1:9) John writes that the Word “came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.” (Vs. 11) This refers to Israel of the Old Testament, “For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them: but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.” (Heb. 4:2)

The Christ (Word of life) that each man and woman is given, has to be received and believed. This is why each is given the measure of faith, “…God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.” (Rom. 12:3b) It is obvious that not all believe and not all take hold of this seed. Jesus explained that the field is the world where the good seed is planted, but because there are different kinds of grounds, not all seeds bring forth their fruit.

He also explains that an enemy came by night and planted some evil seeds and they grew like weeds. This enemy finds a fertile soil in the carnal minds and his seeds of doubt and unbelief overtake the good seed, if it is not nurtured. This is a very simple teaching, but it is to the point and cannot be set aside and ignored.

We conclude that every man is given the light of life and the power to conform to the image of the Son of God, (become sons), but not all will avail themselves of this Light. This Light is the tree of life, yet most still choose the tree of knowledge of good and evil. For this reason, our God, who is full of compassion, has not stopped with the first altar. Jesus is the first witness but God provides two witnesses and gives men another chance. This comes at the second altar.

It is after they have gone through the fires of purification that those who have now been made priests of God arrive at the second altar. It is there that the “consummation” takes place and the soul is fully absorbed into the Spirit and the two are made one.  They have now become the Christ to be offered unto God. They are the sweet incense that wafts into the nostrils of God and becomes a sweet savor unto Him.

It is on the Golden Altar that the acceptable sacrifice, along with the prayers of the saints, who are crying day and night unto God, are offered. They have been waiting UNDER THIS ALTAR until all who were to be offered up are ready to enter the Holiest of All. They are the ones who considered not their own lives, but lost their lives and found His. “He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matt. 10:39)             

It is when all who are prepared to be this offering, are fully come and ready to become the Ark of God in the earth, that the final plan of God is unleashed in creation. The prophets of old spoke of that day. Who has not heard the warnings of Joel, “Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the earth tremble; for the day of the Lord is coming. For it is at hand: a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people great and strong. The like of whom has never been; nor will there ever be any such after them, even for many successive generations.” (Joel 2:1-2)  Surely we are living in this day of the Lord. He is raising up a people to bring down the mighty of the earth.

The Psalmist declares “For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His truth.” (Psa. 96:13) Today we hear all kinds of opinions concerning God’s judgments in the earth. Beloved what we are hearing and seeing today are the rumbles of what is at the door. Indeed it is when the sons of God move into the Holiest of All and become the Ark of God in the earth that the powers of this world will fall before the Lord and be replaced by the Christ of God. God’s Ark was His power in the Old Testament.  Today the ark is not a gold plated wooden box, it is the Christ of God come in the flesh in a people. This is the power of God that is to be made manifest in the earth.

THE SECOND VEIL

“For a tabernacle was prepared: the first part, in which was the lampstand, the table, and the showbread, which is called the sanctuary; and behind the second veil, the part of the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of All.” (Heb. 9:2-3) The tabernacle is divided into two distinct parts. The first part speaks of our service while in these mortal bodies; the second part prefigures our bodies of glory in the image of the Son.

The Outer Court was opened to all of the congregation, but the entry to the Sanctuary belongs to those who go through the anointing or baptism of the Holy Spirit. Just as one can remain in the Outer Court and never receive the Light of the Spirit, so one can remain in the Sanctuary and never enter through the second veil. We know this by experience. We have walked the walk and we know that we can turn away from the fire of the Golden Altar and remain in a joyful Pentecostal, Charismatic realm while on earth. In His first coming, Jesus “…made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” (Phil. 2:7-8)  Jesus became the sacrifice slain on the Brazen Altar and atoned for our sins. The veil of the temple that was rent from top to bottom stood as a type of His earthly body. Jesus had opened the way into the sanctuary of our souls and spirits preparing us to receive His Holy Spirit.

Then Jesus returned to the Father and sent forth His Spirit that we might begin to submit our souls to Him and work out our salvation with fear and trembling. “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” (Phil. 2:12-13) 

It is when we receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit that we begin to hear His voice and are able to obey and do His good pleasure. This is given to all who yield to this baptism. It fulfills the promise Jesus made, that He would “Pray the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be IN YOU.” (John 14:16-17)

At the altar of Incense, we come to the SECOND VEIL. This is the way into the Holiest of All. “You shall make a veil woven of blue and purple and scarlet yarn, and fine linen thread. It shall be woven with an artistic design of cherubims…The veil shall be a divider for you between the Holy Place and the Most Holy.” (Exod. 26:31, 33b)

Note that the cherubims on the veil and on all the curtains of the tabernacle were not merely embroidered; the cherubims as well as the purple and scarlet threads were an artistic design that was woven into the veil (see Vs. 1). They were part of the material from the beginning and not added on later. This shows that God has designed our last covering, which is our body of glory, to be of the heavens and not of the earth. “And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man. (I Cor. 15:49)

THE WITNESSES KILLED

Our Lord Jesus came as a witness to the Father. He declared that it was the Father in Him who did all the works that were seen. He said, “When you have seen Me, you have seen my Father.” (John 14:9b) Then Jesus sent His Spirit in those who would follow Him. “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and YOU SHALL BE WITNESSES TO ME… to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 a, b) But as Jesus predicted, the world did not receive their witness any more than it received His. They ended up “killed” on the streets (ways) of the religious world. It is written that when all who were to be slain in that way are slain, then God will avenge in His own way.

Witnesses of the true God are just about banished from our societies now. There are other gospels around but the true word is now hid underground (killed and buried). If we tried to bring this word into main stream religion, we would quickly be labeled heretics. Many declare that within them are powers from God, but they are not sure of the source; could be Buddha, Allah, Mohamed, self or some other god. Beloved, all through the Word, God is very particular about names; He is not vague about that. His word declares that it is through the Son Jesus that we come to the Father. “Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledge the Son has the Father also.” (I John 2:22) It is “…at the name of Jesus that every knee should bow…” (Phil. 2:10a)

It was the devil working through the religious order of the day that killed the first witness, and it is the same serpent working through the religious orders of our day that is snuffing out the rest of His witnesses. People are flocking to preachers who are telling them how to best prosper in this life; never mind the age to come because they will escape to a city in the sky by way of a miraculous rapture! Little do they know that God still has His seven thousand who have not bowed their knee to Baal.

THE WITNESSES RESURRECTED

Jesus gave witness to the world that His Father is the true God. They killed Him because they did not accept His witness. Those who had walked with Him saw Him in His body of glory and declared, “…the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us.” (I John 1:2)

From that day forward, all true witnesses would be slain for their word. They may not have been slain physically but they were banned from their churches. But the time is at hand. The second witness (sons of God) will pass through the second veil and be raised from their sackcloth (bodies of humiliation) unto their glorious bodies.

This is why we have been separated from those we desire so much to fellowship with. Most are eating, drinking, marrying and giving in marriage. They are busy with the cares of this life and are not ready to lay down their lives for the cause. But those who have the witness within them cannot deny Him. They will present themselves on the Golden Altar holding the bowl full of the prayers of the saints on both sides of the veil.

It is when these witnesses are raised and they stand upon their feet that their enemies see them ascending into a cloud of heaven. This is not “the rapture“ that is taught in the visible church; this is a change from the earthly to the heavenly. This is also the time when things begin to happen in the earth “In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell…” (Rev. 11:13a) It is the time of the seventh trumpet – the last trump.

Beloved, this is not the time to bewail the loss of our government; it is the time to lift up our hearts and join in with the voices of heaven “…saying, The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Vs. 15b)

To be continued…

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