THE SEALING OF THE SAINTS
BY: JACKIE CAPORASO
MESSAGE No. 176
THE WORK OF GOD
I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE FAITH AND PRESENCE
THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
THE REWARD OF FAITH
LORD INCREASE OUR FAITH
THE SEALING OF THE SAINTS
THE JOY OF THE LORD GOD BLESS AMERICA
THE WORK OF GOD
Many Christians do great work as evangelists and pastors. This is commendable and God certainly anoints them for this. However when Jesus was asked about the works of God, He gave a simple answer. It happened on a day when the disciples came to Him and said, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God? Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” (John 6:28–29)
Jesus was very clear about this, “To do the work of God is to believe that the Word that Jesus speaks is from God.” Most Christians believe that the words of Jesus written in the Bible are from God, but they doubt the words that He speaks to them by His Holy Spirit. They cannot accept the truth that Jesus is very much alive today. The disciples believed Him because they could see Him and touch Him, but now we can no longer see Him physically so we only believe what the disciples who saw Him recorded in the Book.
Yet, He has sent us His Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us into all truth. As good as the Book is, it cannot lead us into all truth. It cannot truly guide us personally in our lives. It is subject to many interpretations. We need Him as our life and He has given Himself to each one of us by means of His Holy Spirit. His very PRESENCE is in us.
We begin by keeping God’s commandments as we read them and hear them through the preachers that God sends in our lives, but when the Spirit manifests Himself to us, we must not cling to the old ways and turn away from Him who is alive.
The Spirit speaks to us in many ways. Often He speaks in a dream. I have heard dreams where the Spirit spoke with so much love and compassion and yet the one who received it could not believe it was His word to their hearts. I would tell them what the Lord was saying to them, and they quickly witnessed to it but because they really did not want to hear the truth, they would say, ‘How do you really know this is God?” They had some work to do.
Jesus said, “This is the work of God, to believe in Him whom He sent.“ It takes a special work of grace to believe that we are really hearing from God. The carnal mind and the voices all around us clamor, “How do you know you are hearing from God? You had better make sure. You may just be hearing voices from other spirits.” And, before you know it, we waver, doubt and stumble. Our unbelief is set from now on.
It takes perseverance and practice to believe in a God you cannot see. This is why Jesus called it “The work of God,” but He is the One who first called us to this. He is the Author and the Finisher of our faith. As we trust Him, He teaches us through small signs to recognize His voice. He also confirms His word to us through something we hear or in a dream, He seals our understanding.
I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE
There was a day when the Jews spoke to Jesus in this way, “Our forefathers ate manna in the wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Jesus said to them, truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who has come down from heaven, who gives life to the world … I am the bread of life. Your forefathers ate manna in the wilderness, and yet they died. This is the bread which came down from heaven that a man may eat of it and not die.” (John 6:31-33, 48-50) Lamsa transl.
When Jesus referred to “manna” or “bread,” He was not speaking of literal food for the belly. He was speaking of “word” for the soul. The manna that Israel ate in the desert did keep their bodies alive, but more than that, it represents the Word that they received through the Law of Moses.
Jesus explained that the word that Moses gave them through the Law was not the true bread from heaven. That word did not open their eyes and ears to the true God in Spirit. Even if they followed it to the letter and performed every ceremony, they could lead a better life but they remained dead even while they lived here on earth. Jesus was pointing out that eternal life, or the Zoe life of God comes from eating the “bread of life” and He identifies Himself with that bread.
Bread speaks of the Living Word of God. “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” (Matt. 4:4) The Law and the Prophets were very good and necessary, but Jesus explains that it is the true Bread from heaven that gives eternal life. Unless the Word comes from Him, it is not the true bread and it cannot give the life of God.
Today, many are looking for the Old Testament temple to be rebuilt in Jerusalem. They want the old works of the Law and the sacrifices to be reinstated. Do they realize that this kind of bread does not come from the living Spirit of the Son of God? Do they accept this kind of teaching as God’s pure word without the witness of His Holy Spirit?
The writer to the Hebrews says, “God who at various times and in different ways spoke in the time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds.” (Heb.1:1-2) In times past, God spoke to the fathers through the prophets and through the Law, but then He gave His Son and from now on, His word comes to us through the Spirit of the living Son of God.
Reading the Bible is good but Jesus did not say, “Unless you read your Bible every day, you have no life in you.” Jesus said, “Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him… This is the bread which came down from heaven – not as your fathers ate the manna and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.” (John 6:54-56, 58)
The living Word gives life because it comes to us in person- in our own flesh and blood. The word of life does not come to us from those who preach Law; He comes by the ministry of angels (messengers) through His many-membered body. When we hear or read a word and the Holy Spirit gives us the witness that it is Him, we receive Him by revelation and partake of Him. This is how we have life and this is how we are filled with His Presence.
FAITH and PRESENCE
When I awoke this morning, my thoughts were on my deceased mother. Her whole life unraveled when she lost her beloved son. Leukemia suddenly took his young life at the age of twenty-nine. He had never had a serious illness so this was so unexpected. He had completed his education in the study of languages (philology) and had obtained his doctor’s degree in it. It had been a long season of hard and tedious work but he had just landed his first job as professor at a top-notch university in Belgium where he and his new wife lived.
It was Easter break when he felt a terrible pain in his stomach and went to see a doctor who sent him home with some .antacids; but that did not help. The pain was increasing, so he checked into the emergency room where he was told that it was acute appendicitis. They removed it, but tests soon revealed the real culprit. A deadly form of leukemia showed up and my brother was gone in just four days.
My mother was never the same after that. Two years later, she was found dead on the floor of her living room. Her bottle of prescription medicine was lying open and empty on the table beside her chair. She had overdosed on them. The Lord showed me in a dream that she wanted to join her son.
As I pondered this, I thought, my mother had faith. She was not “born again” as we say, and she had many worldly ideas, but one thing sure, my mother believed in Jesus Christ. She had faith, but why did not that faith carry her through this terrible storm? Why is it that some people can fare well because of their faith and others just fall into a pond of despair? They may not go to the extreme that she did, but they are violently tossed and badly shaken just the same.
All her life my dear mother had been a joyful person. Anyone who knew her described her as good-humored with always the right words to cheer up someone who was down. No one would have ever guessed that she would do this. Today we hear many declare that they rely on their faith and that is good, but will their faith hold them through the kind of storms and trials that are increasing upon the world today?
The deceiver is a thief. He devises ways and doctrines to rob us of the true faith. He is crafty at substitution or counterfeiting and has many believing in lies rather that the truth. Faith that is not founded upon the Rock (truth) is as the house built on sand. It will crumble in a storm. If we turn away from the truth when we hear it, we will be left to believe a lie. “…because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they may be saved. And for this reason, God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” (II Thes. 2:1 Ob.11)
Many today believe the false doctrine of a “rapture” in the sky, lifting them out of the storms. I am not afraid to declare to you that such teaching comes from the pits of hell. They are devised to lead the people into putting their faith in a great escape rather than on the Rock within them. Jesus taught that there was coming a stormy day when the foundation of our spiritual house would be tested. If it is built upon the Rock (Christ in you), the house will stand, but if it is built upon the sand (men’s ideas) the house will fall. It may be time to examine our foundation.
THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
The word “rapture” does not appear anywhere in the Bible so we find its meaning in the dictionary. My dictionary describes the word meaning as “The state of being carried away with joy, love and ecstasy. “… being carried away in body or spirit.” Quoting Brother Bill Britton, “… the word rapture brings to the minds of many people, a picture of white-robed saints leaving the earth and soaring through the air to a meeting on some clouds somewhere in outer space. This image has been preached evangelistically until people have come to accept it as gospel fact, without bothering to check and see if that is what the Bible actually says. “
This teaches that the rapture takes place just before the “great tribulations.” It says that God is much too loving to let His people suffer through such times as that. Indeed God is love, but this was never His way of protecting His people.
Brother Bill then points this out, “Some like to say that Enoch, who walked with God and did not see death, is a type of those who are raptured before the Tribulations. But Enoch did not live during the time that judgment was being poured out on the earth, however Noah did. Jesus said that ‘as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.’ (Matt.24:37) Jesus did not say that they would be as in the days of Enoch. Noah went through the flood, protected by the Ark he had prepared and entered into. And when the flood was over, the wicked had been taken and Noah stepped out of the Ark and inherited the earth.”
According to our Lord, the coming of the Son of Man takes place in the midst of great judgment. He compares these times as the days of Noah, which were days when God warned that great judgments were coming upon humanity. This is why today, we find those who are building an Ark as Noah did. They are not building an actual ship; they are preparing the Ark (the Christ being formed within).
This Ark (Christ in you) is the only protection given to protect us from the judgments that are coming upon the earth. This is where we are today. We are spiritually raptured as we enter the Ark of God within. We are caught up with Him in His Spirit as He manifests Himself within us.
This is the only place of safety for those who will still be on earth at the time of His appearing. Jesus said “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” (Matt.24:22) This means that the elect will be here on earth during these times.
Noah’s Ark was covered with pitch and our Ark is covered with faith to keep the waters of judgment from seeping in. Great teachings have been given about the Ark and we know that it is truly the type of our only protection today; the Christ of God within is our only secure place. If we put our faith in an escape through rapture in the sky, we will be left with no Ark of safety.
THE REWARD OF FAITH
Paul wrote very deep things to the church. He spoke of the “God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will …
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory, in Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. (Eph.1: 3-5 and 11-13)
“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Rom.10:17) Therefore, to have the right faith we must first hear the word of God. If we hear man’s doctrines or even lies and believe them, we put our faith in those things. The promise of being sealed with the Holy Spirit is to those who believe and receive the word of truth.
My mother had faith in Jesus Christ. She believed that He existed and even that He resurrected from the dead, but she did not want to hear the gospel of salvation or the word of truth. On one of our visits to see her, she made sure that my husband and I knew to keep our religion to ourselves. She plainly said, “Don’t preach to me!” I am sure many have heard that before from loved ones. One may believe in Jesus Christ but if they turn from hearing the truth, they cannot be sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise and they will not have His presence abiding in them.
According to Paul’s epistle, some have been predestined from the foundation of the world. They have heard the word of truth and responded with faith. Some turn from the truth while others hear the truth but like Israel in the wilderness, they do not fully believe it. “Indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.” (Heb. 4:2) The truth that we hear must be mixed with faith to profit and the profit is His Holy Spirit of promise as a seal. He will make His abode with us and will be the living Presence that takes us through any fire without harm.
The evidence of the Spirit in us is not just “speaking in tongues.” We know He is with us when He takes us through the storms. He is the very Presence of the Father and the Son within. “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” (John 14:23) The Holy Spirit is the presence of the Father and the Son within.
Note that Paul’s letter speaks of those who have trusted in Christ after they heard the word of truth. They not only believed the truth, they trusted the truth and they were sealed in the truth. Paul writes, “He (the Spirit) is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession (spirit, soul and body) to the praise of His glory.” (Eph.1:14)
John said it this way, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right (power) to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.” (John.1:12) These not only believe Him but they fully embrace Him and make Him their Teacher, Master, Husband and God. They place Him higher than they place themselves.
LORD INCREASE OUR FAITH
“And the apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’ So the Lord said to them, ‘If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea, and it would obey you. And which of you having a servant plowing or tending the sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat?’ But will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for my supper, and gird yourself and serve me till I have eaten and drunk, and afterward you will eat and drink? Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not. So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.” (Luke17:5-10)
When they asked Him to increase their faith, Jesus gave them a lesson on serving and doing the things that good servants have to do. He first explained the mighty power of faith as a mustard seed. It could remove a tree from its roots and move it into the sea. He was telling them, ‘do not underestimate the power of a little faith.’ When you believe in Me, you will find that I can uproot your old nature and cast it into the sea.
Faith will increase if we just do the daily things that we are called to do. If we are sons, we are servants, for the Son is servant of all. But servants serve for a wage while the Son serves for the love of His Father. Our faith will increase if we simply do the mundane things He has given us to do and be glad to do them. “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” (I Tim.6:6) Another time Jesus was teaching concerning the kingdom of God, “He said, What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his garden; and it grew and became a large tree and the birds of the air nested in its branches.” (Luke 13:18-19)
In order for a mustard seed to grow and produce a tree, it has to lay down its life in the earth and die; then it produces according to the life that it contains. The full potential of our faith is to bring in the kingdom of God. It is when we lay down our own ambitions and let faith do its work that the kingdom of God (our ability to hear the Spirit) grows within us. We cannot effectively preach the Kingdom if we do not first partake of its fruit.
THE SEALING OF THE SAINTS
John was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day. It mayor may not have been Sunday or Saturday, but it was the Day of the Lord that began after the resurrection of Jesus. John saw that the bottomless pit was opened, and that thick smoke was rising out of the pit and darkened the sun and the air on the earth. The enemy always shrouds himself in thick smoke of lies and confusion.
“Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.” (Rev. 9:3-4)
If one interprets this vision literally, it is terrifying. However, it must be spiritually interpreted. The reason that it is depicted with such frightening symbols is because, in the Spirit, these spiritual forces are every bit as deadly as the physical ones would be. It would be erroneous to water down the meaning of this word by saying that it is only spiritual. We often tend to minimize the strength of spiritual forces because we do not actually see them, but they are usually stronger and have more effect in our lives than those we see.
Locusts are destructive, swarming short-horned grasshoppers. They can travel long distances and rapidly strip fields, greatly damaging the crops. Scorpions are venomous. They are related to spiders and carry their paralyzing venom in their tails. Therefore, the nature of the spirits that are at work to cause much hurt unto men today are out to destroy the crops of God’s word planted in the hearts of His people. The abundance of word that our Lord sown and nurtured in the fields of our hearts can be stripped by unbelief or twisted into false doctrines in no time.
Through the teachings of Jesus we learn that there are two kinds of life working in humanity. There is the “Psuche” life that is directed by the carnal mind and there is the “Zoe” life which is the life of God. The grass, green things and trees are types of people who have the life of God in the earth; they are spiritually minded. These “locusts” spirits could torment all of them but they could not kill the green things.
The reason they could not kill them or strip them of the truth is that these had been sealed in their foreheads. The forehead speaks of the thoughts. This means that their thoughts were not as the world’s thoughts; their minds had been sealed by God. The thoughts we receive and the things we believe in and trust carry significant consequences. God is coming against all wickedness of the mind.
The prophet Ezekiel saw the day of the sealing of the saints. He wrote, “Then He called out in my hearing, with a loud voice, saying, ‘Let those who have charge over the city draw near, each with a deadly weapon in his hand. And suddenly six men came from the direction of the upper gate, which faces the north, each with his battle-ax in his hand. One man among them was clothed with linen and had a writer’s inkhorn at his side. They went in and stood beside the bronze altar.
Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub, where it had been, to the threshold of the temple. And He called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer’s inkhorn at his side. And the Lord said to him, ‘Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.” (Ezek. 9:1-4)
The Lord was singling out those who were able to see the abominations that were going on in His temple. In Ezekiel’s time, it was the literal city and temple, but now it is speaking of the church. Today, many are aware of the shameful doctrines and behaviors that plague the church that presents herself as the one who holds the oracles of God.
This is why many will never come to church and some who once came are now gone. And so, the Spirit of the Lord has been crying and sighing within us at the corruption that keeps increasing in places where prayer and true holiness should reign.
I know that many are burdened when they see how vile and violent the world and our country have become, and that is very noble. But the Lord is looking for those who are truly burdened because of the corruption that goes on in His temple.
Ezekiel continues, “To the others He said in my hearing, ‘Go after him through the city and kill; do not let your eye spare, nor have any pity. Utterly slay old and young men, maidens and little children and women, but do not come near anyone on whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary. So they began with the elders who were before the temple.” (Ezek. 9:5-6)
Ezekiel sheds light on the ones who are chosen to receive this life-saving mark in their forehead. “They were those who sighed and cried over all the abominations that took place in the temple.” This speaks of those who allow Him to search their own hearts and to cleanse them from false doctrines and religious deceptions. At first, we see the corruption in the church at large. Then we see the same corruption in our own fellowships. But then, we find that the same religious hypocrisy is in our own hearts and we cry out to the Lord. This is when He saves us and delivers us from our own selves.
God is not working to correct the evils that are flooding our country and our world; He is sealing the thoughts of those who care deeply about what is happening in His church. God is “sealing” the minds and thoughts of those who recognize that the forms of dead religion, even in their own hearts, have been far from pure.
God is sealing a people so that they will never be moved from the truth. They will receive His fullness and declare His holiness to the world. God is not looking for politicians who are more interested in establishing better worldly governments. He is looking for those who are interested in the kingdom of God on earth.
THE JOY OF THE LORD
The name Nehemiah means Comforter. He is a type of the Holy Spirit. Nehemiah comforted the distressed people who were rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem with these words, “…Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Neh. 8:1 Ob)
As I was pondering these words, the thought came to mind, “What is the joy of the Lord?” The verse came ringing in my ear, “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb.12:2)
The joy that rose in Jesus’ heart as He faced the cross came from knowing what was going to ensue from this death. Jesus did not set his mind on the suffering that He must endure; He looked beyond it and saw us! He saw His seed- His generation and His joy was full.
Jesus endured the shame and the suffering of the cross with joy because He knew what was on the other side of it. He knew what the result would be. Jesus is now sitting at the right Hand of the Father, and He imparts this same joy to us as we take up our cross daily. “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15:11)
Jesus calls us to abide in Him and He shows us how. “If you keep my commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” (John 15:10) He is not speaking to us about keeping the commandments or Law of Moses. He is alive forever more and speaks to us by His Spirit. The words that He speaks to us daily are the commandments that we will keep if we love Him. This is the only way to abide in His love.
We may sing the song, clap our hands, jump for joy and dance with glee, but we cannot pump up the joy of the Lord in our hearts that way. The joy that sustains us through our many trials is the vision that we have in God. The joy of the Lord comes to abide in us when He comes and reveals to us His eternal purpose for our lives.
An Old Testament prophet wrote, “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness. The humble also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.” (Isa. 29: 18-19)
It is when we who were deaf, hear. And it is when we who were blind, see the revelation of God’s purposes for His creation that the joy of the Lord increases in us. There is a difference between hearing the word and receiving a revelation.
For example, I may describe my house to you in every detail. My words certainly give you an idea of what my house looks like. But if you visit my house and look in every room, you will have the revelation of what my house is really like. No one can tell you it is not as you saw it. By the same token, when we first hear God’s word, we get an idea of His plan, but when we receive the revelation in our hearts, we know that we know and we cannot be moved.
When we receive the revelation of God’s purposes, we are no longer blind. We are no longer interested in the affairs of this world, we are rejoicing in “The Holy One of Israel.” As Jesus, we have seen the glory of what is coming to the earth. This is the joy that takes us through our battles and hard places. This is the strength that kept the workers on the wall in the days of Nehemiah.
Peter knew that Jesus was the Son of God yet he got in the flesh and thought of the shame that His death would bring upon them. He was very disappointed because he had thought that Jesus would deliver their country from the Roman oppression so he tried to turn Him away from His calling. But Jesus did not listen to Peter. He knew His Father’s purposes and He voluntarily laid His life down as the Lamb of God.
If we follow Him wherever He goes, we will soon find that the Lamb’s sole purpose is purely sacrificial; He goes to the cross. A lamb has no defense and no other means of survival except to follow the shepherd. God has placed this same nature in our hearts. We cannot crucify our own flesh as some may have tried, but we can follow Him daily to the cross.
He leads us as His little flock; lambs are never the majority. We may desire to follow the large congregations thinking that there is safety in numbers, but that has never been God’s way. He calls His little flock by name and they will not follow another.
GOD BLESS AMERICA
One may wonder why God is not answering the prayers of those who plead daily for Him to stop the evils that are flooding this beautiful country. I want to share something that the Lord made real to my heart about that.
There is no doubt that our God is in charge of all things, political and otherwise, but He has delegated the governments of this world to men. However, I am persuaded that God chose this land for a great and special purpose.
God raised up this country for those who had been persecuted and oppressed because of their faith. Their hearts were eager to be free to worship their God according to truth. God called these brave men and women and they followed Him to this land where they could declare their desire for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They were handpicked and chosen of God. He blessed them and gave them a mind to work hard and persevere. He made this country rich in goods and abundance of all things.
Ever since, this country gave freedom of worship to all who love the Word of God. Because of her God-given wealth, missionaries and evangelists were able to take the Word of truth to all corners of the world. Churches were built on every corner of every little town and city. God sent His Word and it has been the foundation for our leaders and our school teachers as well. Those who ratified our laws were God-fearing men who were proud to pledge their allegiance to one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. The children of her schools followed their example.
God chose this country and blessed it. He brought forth the Pentecostal movement and Latter Rain here and caused them to grow and prosper. He also gathered His “elect” and true church in this country.
Then the church that had tasted so much freedom became greedy and corrupt. God pulled His called-out ones aside while He allowed the flood coming out of the dragon’s mouth to overtake the land. When the church fell, the country that was once revered in the world became prey to wicked and filthy spirits who are dragging her down lower with each passing day. The world is hissing at her. The end of an age is at the door.
But God’s purpose is not altogether over for this land. As Jesus said, “For the sake of His elect those days will be shortened … or there would be no flesh left.” For the sake of His elect, God will spare the country. The true church will remain hidden during this time of great judgment. She is as the woman who gave birth to the manchild (word of God made flesh). “She has been given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.” (Rev.12:14)
Beloved, God is not repairing the old systems of this world, He is about to reveal the new. God’s purpose for this country has been gloriously fulfilled and now the way is made for His Kingdom to replace all the kingdom of this world.
Our Lord and His Christ will soon rule the earth. The prince of this world has been defeated at the cross and the Prince of Peace is appearing. He will reign in earth as He in heaven. For the “elect sake,” much flesh will be spared, yet judgment is inevitable. Thanks be unto the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Because of His love,
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