I have been looking at the Christian Mystic Movement. Particularly, I have been looking at videos of people who teach about translation. Translation basically means that God supernaturally moves you from one place, spiritually or physically, to another. It is written,
“And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.”
I believe that translation (rapture) is a biblical doctrine and that it is God’s way of moving people around… whether back and forth to heaven or around on Earth. I believe it happens to day and probably will be more common place in the future. Translation is likely the mode of transportation that all angels use too. This doctrine represents a restoration of an exciting aspect of our understanding of God’s word.
However, while the teaching I am hearing is mostly sound I want to say this:
“extraordinary claims demand infallible poofs.”
People teach, correctly, that translation exists and that it is a biblical doctrine. However, when it comes to testimonies about actually being translated, whether in spirit or bodily, they provide little proof, other than their say so, that such a monumental event has occured. Personal testimonies are good to relate personal experiences but when you claim to have moved a mountain the mountain had better not be in its original place.
Jesus, on the other hand, demonstrated who He was by the things He actually did. They were not done in secret nor were they done just among his disciples. It is written,
“To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:”
Being raised from the dead is an extraordinary claim and infallible proofs were provided.
What I see, many times in Christendom, is that when God starts to reveal a restored truth many rush in to stake their claim on this rediscovered ground. Having no real right to it, other than being there first, some claim this or that and act like they own it. These pretenders muddy the stream and cause people to become confused about what God is doing because they claim ownership of something that is indeed real but they have no right to claim as their own. I asked God about the current teaching on translation and this is what He said,
“It is a correct teaching but not many people are actually doing it.”
This teaching and other extraordinary insights to God’s word will come faster and faster as we near the end of the gentile age. Prove all things (by His Spirit) and hold fast that which is true. Remember, there are still many pretenders who desire to be seen a something because the claim the miraculous without real experience. They only way most can tell the difference is to ask the Holy Spirit if these things be true and believe Him when He says yea or nay.
When people claim to have done extraordinary things in God it is not wrong to ask for proof because what God does is not sketchy or tenuous. Do not be intimidated by those who say you lack faith because you ask that they back up what they claim to do. Not every miracle people claim to have experienced has to be public but if every miracle they claim to have experienced is non-verifiable then all they have is a story. If the Holly Spirit tells you to believe them then that is good. However, don’t feel you have to believe what they say simply because they say it.
It is written,
“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for ourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”
Many of the topics I write about are controversial. The truths I present often times go beyond conventional wisdom and even the established doctrine of many churches. It is not for love of controversy I write but rather, as a watchman on the wall who may see a bit farther than some, I speak about the things I see to warn those who have ears to hear.
It is written,
“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”
The reason that I tackle hard sayings is that I see what is coming and I know that we are running out of time to mature the Body of Christ to face such things. People are generally unaware of what is really going on and what is about to happen because they look after the natural instead of hearing the spiritual.
It is time that we be “no more children” and start to eat the meat of God’s word so that we can grow strong and true. We need to understand the deep things of our Lord so that when the delusion of the world grows strong we can stand firm in Him against it.
It is written,
“And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.”
A third of the stars of heaven did not see it coming. While they were looking at the teeth of the beast its tail knocked them off their feet and they fell. What is about to take place is unexpected and coming from a direction that most do not see.
Many ministers are hesitant to speak what God is saying for fear they will loose their positions. However, not delivering what God is saying is virtually guaranteeing that they, along with many in their flocks, will fall to strong delusion. In the wilderness I am beholden to no man and therefore I can speak exactly what God says to me without concern for what others think or say. God uses this liberty to speak truths that others may shy away from so that His children may eat of the tree of life.
It hit me so hard the other day that those who do not accept the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues are in grave danger of accepting the antichrist and following after the son of perdition. While, in days past, people could reject speaking in other tongues and still be saved that time of grace is about to close. The Holy Spirit is the oil that is spoken about in the parable of the ten virgins. If you will not allow God to come in, fill you, and speak through you with the sign of glossolalia (tongues) you will simply not be able to see in the coming darkness. You, like most of the pharisees, will miss the time of your visitation.
A spiritual night is coming where no man can work. It is much closer than people realize. This darkness is not a lack of physical light but a spiritual darkness that blinds the eyes of those who refuse to see. It is the sort of darkness that fell upon the world when Christ gave up the ghost. The darkness at Christ’s death was not the absence of natural light but the absence of God. It was a spiritual darkness so utterly complete that it actually extinguished light.
Imagine, 7 days before the first drop of rain fell, God Himself shut the door of the Ark. At that time it was all over but the deluge. Nothing changed for seven days but the lot was cast and the fate of those within and without the Ark was sealed.
I speak because I care about God’s truth and about those who have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to this generation. I want everyone to prepare to face the coming night so that we might be able to go into the bridegroom when we are called. It is not like the five foolish virgins did not want to go… they simply couldn’t.
In conclusion, it is time to go deep in God and stock up on the Holy Spirit. We must speak the truth in love that some might be saved from the coming darkness. It may sound dramatic to say this, but I grantee you that anything I write does not begin to describe the true extent of what is about to happen.
Jesus said to the five foolish virgins “Verily I say unto you, I know you not” and would not open to them. It is also written,
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
It is a sobering thought that Jesus may think that some who claim to be ministers may be workers of iniquity. If you are upset by my words it is to you that I speak. Put away what you think you know and submit your mind and thus your heart to the Holy Spirit. Pride is literally going to hand you over the the second death if you do not humble yourself before it is too late. I am like the voice who woke the virgins from their slumber but by then it was too late for those who were unprepared. Lacking oil of the Holy Spirit in your life, at this late hour, is not just inconvenient it can be fatal. I do not know exactly what hour it is but God is saying it is later than we think. A word to wise virgins is sufficient.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”
Where the presence of God is there is illumination. Likewise, the hallmark of true revival is revelation. This is because when we experience revival the presence of God illuminates our minds and thus greater understanding of His word results. Here is a truth,
“new understanding may proceed experience but experience nearly always results in new understanding.”
Revelation is not an intellectual but a visceral process. Revelation is like being in a dark room when, all of a sudden, someone flips on the light switch and you instantly see what is there. It is not something you do but rather something you experience. When we are in the presence of God darkness vanishes and we truly see. This is why true visitations of God always result in fresh understanding. It is written,
“And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”
2 King 6:17
People, now days, are so busy defending what they believe they are hardly open to any form of further revelation. Fear of the unknown is an indicator that they do not know or trust their Father fully yet. When we really know Him it is obvious that He is loves us enough and is powerful enough to protect us from any deception.
I have experienced salvation, Holy Spirit baptism, and, along with others, am entering into the experience of Tabernacles. At each stage of my Christian walk I have, through experience, come to know God to a greater depth and that has been what has brought about illumination in His word. Here is a truth,
“Christianity is an experiential faith and not just an intellectual exercise.”
It is written,
“For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”
2 Timothy 1:12
I personally believe that many Christians are being “taught to death” by those who have little current revelation in God. These teachers know their doctrine but they do not really understand the Person whom they speak about. Many leaders have little new to share because they have not been with God in any significant way lately. Moreover, they are so busy defending where they have been than they often refuse to go where God is. When they teach about God they speak about things others have received decades or even centuries ago. Just like manna in the wilderness, while their revelation was once sweet and nourishing, now that has been kept too long it is no longer fit for human consumption.
Manna symbolized daily dependence on God. Once you gathered it you were supposed to consume it that day for it could not be stored for tomorrow (except on the Sabbath.) Jesus prayed “give us this day our daily bread” because we need fresh manna everyday. Centuries old revelation, while it was the best things going at that time, is not necessary what God is doing today.
I do not despise doctrinal truth but I do not want to be continually taught that two plus two equals four when I am in high school. Likewise, salvation and Holy Spirit baptism are wonderful and enduring truths but that is not what God is wanting to emphasis to His the general body at this stage in our history.
When God was bringing back the understanding of salvation by faith that was the new thing for their day and God was emphasizing that part of His truth. Martin Luther was a necessary step for the greater body of Christ to take on its path to the perfect man of Ephesians. God, however, did not want His people to stop at that restored truth but desired them to journey onward to Holy Spirit baptism. God has now left of emphasizing Holy Spirit baptism and is moving towards the Tabernacles experiences of “oneness” with Him. We need to be tabernacling with God and with one another in preparation for the last great day of that feast, i.e. the New Heavens and New Earth.
In conclusion, here is a truth,
“fresh revelation indicates a fresh experience of God.”
It is written,
“For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:””
Acts 2: 15-17
If people are not speaking new truths that are fresh insights into the word of God they may not be experiencing God to the degree necessary to nourish God’s flock. If they want to preach and teach the milk of the word they should save those types of messages for new believers who need instruction in the fundamentals. If those who teach us continually deny us strong meat how can we grow into the fulness and stature of Christ?
Finally, If you want to know where God is, look for revelation that is new, true, and excites your spirit. Seek fresh insight into His word and seek out those who excitedly tell you about places in God that you have never been to or perhaps never even thought possible. If you hunger after righteousness know that where your Father truly is there is always something fresh and nourishing for your spirit to feast upon.