In my un-Godly life before Jesus, by amazing “coincidences,” I learned of two secret plots to murder me. You can read about them in the links at the bottom.
In what can only be described as a series of Divine Supernatural events, beginning, with a Pillar of Fire, I was plucked out of the hands of those who had planned my death. God was not done.
Not long after this rescue I was saved, filled with the Holy Spirit and married the girl of my dreams, and all this in a very short period of time. After marriage, another supernatural event, a vision one night after church, defined how God would use me in the future. I did not fully grasp it back then.
See page 32 -33 in the book Exit Strategy. (I quote briefly)
“This (vision) was something that had never happened to me before. Afterward I felt drawn to my last feelings, my last impression of what had happened during this amazing vision, what did it all mean if anything? No, there was no “if.” I knew it had to mean something! I was in the ocean, the “Jesus” life preserver, the beach covered with money, the Statue of Jesus?” Wow! It was so real.
“As I recalled to myself, everything was beautiful inside the statue as I literally went up inside the statue, until I was in Jesus’ head.
All else faded as I focused. All I could see was my view through the two openings, I was trying to look out through them. That is when the vision immediately ended. I was back in the kitchen. The thought then came to me, “You are going to be able to see through the eyes of Jesus, seeing as He sees.” What?
I wrote, “What? In my mind, I was hearing my voice but I knew I had not originated that thought, let alone the vision. I wasn’t sure what to think at first. It seems crazy.” Then again, I was a fairly new Christian. My faith was being developed by God, right there in the kitchen of the humble cottage we lived in.
“As I contemplated this event, all that came to mind was that God wanted me to understand what I would be seeing in the future and that I would believe whatever He would show me. I did not fully grasp the ramifications until these many years later. After that vision I did in fact see things and I understood things in His Word that I was not hearing preached? I had no intention of being critical of others. Maybe God knew that about me. Like Mary, I pondered those things I learned in my heart, until now.”
Now, 38 years after getting reconciled to God (saved), 37 years after that vision, I believe that, as in God’s plan for every man, my personal hour has come and for such a time as this. Look at the enemy’s grip on our land and the world. Some very specific souls are in jeopardy of eternal damnation! The bible calls them, “some who will fall away from the faith.” In other words, “believers.” 1 Timothy 4:1
Be encouraged however. Jude 20-21 says, “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.” In other words, be a “Follower” of the Way, even if severe distress comes your way as it did Jesus. How do we do that? It sounds distressing yes?
It is possible God’s prophecy through Daniel 12 is being fulfilled in the awakening message of the book Exit Strategy and also in these postings,
Also, the reconciling spirit of Elijah can be seen in the book, in this blog and can be heard on the radio program I now have. “Michael Knight and Night Light.” 1310 AM WYND-radio.com.
God’s eternal life protecting message is forgiveness. Many fathers, by forgiving and being forgiven, will be reconciled to their children and the children to their fathers. It is a prophetic event in pursuit of souls that might have been lost by unforgiveness and bitterness.
We must know absolutely, no one can smuggle unforgiveness and bitterness into eternity. We must be cleansed of all unrighteousness.
Malachi 4:5-6 (NASB)
5 “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD.
6 “He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”
Whatever you are thinking of me right now, do not be deceived. Except for obedience, it is never the man, it is the message and it is God within the message. One cannot run from the sense of truth involved. Those now well known would have been nobodies without their obedience by grace and God choosing to use them in the first place. All they knew, is what had been put in their hearts.
As foretold in Daniel 12, this awakening message is distressing, even contradictory sounding, to some of our traditional doctrines. It will be distressing for all of us initially, but recognizing the need to awaken will be like drinking that first cup of coffee.
Call it rude but this awakening is absolutely necessity. After all these years of waiting for the return of Christ, God is revealing to those who are truly His that time is of the essence. Rejoice! If you are a follower of Christ the distressing message will result in you protecting and maintaining the eternal life freely given in the first place. It is ours to protect and Jesus showed us how.
For others, non-followers, merely “believers,” this life will have taken its toll. The distressing message will have no protective effect. It will not be heard; it will mean everlasting contempt and damnation for them. Not just the scoffers but those who once asked Jesus to be Lord yet failed to follow. They were believers in word only, those who are disobedient, those who take lightly or outright reject the very practices, the protective words of eternal life and the teachings of Jesus. Everlasting contempt.
Some can yet be protected. That is my goal and I hope will become yours also. They lack understanding just as we once did.
Yes there is new or expanded understanding for such a time as this. Why wouldn’t there be? We are entering a final season requiring more of us than ever before, just like it did Jesus. Rejoice! Our marching orders are clear no matter when Jesus returns.
The Word of God judges us so let us NOT violate the word of God as Jesus mercifully shared it with us. Yes, the words of Jesus to us from the Father. We can always trust the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and by their witness in your heart you can trust the words shared by the men He chooses to use.
Daniel 12:3 (NASB)
“Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”
This is an understanding we have had only glimpses of until now. Never the whole but only partial. The whole was always there. As Jesus said, we needed the Holy Spirit to guide us to “all truth.”
John 16:12-13 (NASB)
12 “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13 “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.”
Do you doubt that the Holy Spirit will again, just as God did, use the willing persons to offer whatever is lacking, the deeper and timely understanding, the now more necessary “saving knowledge” of Christ Jesus?
All the more in these times and the circumstances now occurring, our preparation is critical to our eternal protection.
The disciplines now being revealed or emphasized as critical to our eternal life were always to be required of us. Many Christians can not handle them even now but that is the point! We all must, like never before, grasp what we lack.
Our disciplines were initiated and demonstrated by Christ! Yes they will be distressing just as they were to Jesus. Obedience brings righteousness.
God found out, with Jesus the Son of Man, that mankind is able by the Holy Spirit to see eternity and choose eternity even in death be it death to self or physical death for His names sake. So, will we in fact awaken to righteousness or to ever lasting contempt as it states in Daniel 12:2.
Those whose love grew cold were believers. Those whose (love) endured to the end were followers. They knew what was required of them and delivered,. Matthew 24:13-14
Let us ask ourselves, does God have the right to see, to know our will is set to obey Him no matter what comes upon us? Didn’t He ask the same of Jesus? Are we greater than Jesus?
Lastly, revelation often appears as controversial. Controversy sometimes holds revelation. Jesus was controversial and held revelation!
FYI- Exit Strategy is NOT about a day or an hour. It is not the doctrine of “kingdom now.” It is however about events that we now see and those yet to happen of which Jesus spoke. It is about a prophecy of His (Matthew 24:14) and our calling to fulfill that prophecy world-wide by our preaching “Enduring, saving, love” “this” good news of the kingdom!
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