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The anti-isolation revelation

First posted: March 11, 2008

 

This article is the fourteenth in a series of articles dealing with the spiritual events --- as prophesied by the Lord in Matthew 24 --- that are already taking place prior to the coming of the Son of Man. This article will share on the words spoken by the Lord in Matthew 24:23-28.

 

Index

Deceit right and left

Beastly signs and wonders

Foretold

The desert of uncircumcised flesh

The intimacy that goes nowhere

The deceitful enclosure

Generalised, not institutionalised

Lightning revival

From east to west

 

 

 

Deceit right and left

In Matthew 24:23-28, the Lord declares the following:

 

"23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you before. 26Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together." (Matthew 24:23-28)

 

The word "then" at the beginning of verse 23 was translated from the Greek word tote, which is derived from the word hote meaning "when"; thus tote has a strong time connotation. Therefore, the word "then" in verse 23 means "when the things in the preceding verses begin to happen, the following will transpire". As we have studied before, the preceding verses speak on the 5th-seal period of Jebusite-Hittite tribulation, which means that the things described by the Lord in verse 23 through 26 will intensify during the time of Jebusite-Hittite great tribulation for the remnant.

 

The word "there" in the phrase "Lo, here is Christ, or there" (v23) was mistranslated from the Greek word hode, which literally means "here", and is the same word from which the word "here" in that phrase was translated. In other words, the original Greek text reads, "Lo, here is Christ, or here". As I began to meditate on that phrase, I visualised the Lord saying that phrase to His disciples, and, as He did, I saw the Lord raising his right hand and letting it fall on His right side, palm up, as He spoke the first "here"; He then raised His left hand and let it fall on His left side, palm up, as He spoke the second "here". In other words, the two "heres" are referring to either side of the same place (as opposed to a "here" and a "there", which would refer to two different places). This means that Jesus is warning of a false spiritual message that will come to us from both sides during the 5th-seal period of Jebusite-Hittite tribulation. As we have studied before, the Jebusite spirit is right-handed, whilst the Hittite spirit is left-handed. Therefore, we can say that the outbreak of the Jebusite onslaught in the spiritual atmosphere will foster the false message coming from the "right" side, whilst the outbreak of the Hittite onslaught will foster the false message from the "left" side.

 

Beastly signs and wonders

In verse 24, the Lord speaks of the rise of "false Christs" and "false prophets". As we have studied before, the 5th-seal period sees the rise of the Jebusite-Hittite "2nd beast", whose goal is to re-establish the domination of the Amorite-Canaanite "1st beast". In that sense, the "1st beast" is the "god" of the matriarchal system, and the "2nd beast" is the powerful middle tier of authority that enforces the veneration of that "god". The "2nd beast" comes to point others to the "1st beast" (Revelation 13:12), in a macabre distortion of what John the Baptist did for Jesus (John 1:29). Therefore, the "false Christs" in verse 24 point to those who emanate the spirit of the "1st beast", whilst the "false prophets" are those who emanate the spirit of the "2nd beast". As the 1st beast is mortally injured, the 2nd beast fills the vacuum and continues to draw the people's attention towards the 1st beast (the way that raul castro has done for his bastard brother fidel castro in Cuba).

 

In verse 24, the Lord declares that these pseudo-Christs and pseudo-prophets shall "shew great signs and wonders". The word "shew" was translated from the Greek verb didomi, which literally means "to give"; the word "signs" was translated from the word semeion, which is derived from the word sema meaning "mark"; and the word "wonders" was translated from teras, which means "portent, prodigy". A close study of how the word semeion ("sign") is used in passages such as 1 Corinthians 14:21-25 reveals that it speaks of manifestations that defy the preconceived understanding of particular people. By contrast, the word teras ("wonder") points to events of a large magnitude that impact a great number of people and that portray the prowess of the one carrying out the wonder. The differentiation between semeion signs and teras wonders can be seen in the following passage:

 

"17And 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: 18And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 21And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Acts 2:17-21)

[The word "wonders" in verse 19 was translated from teras, whilst "signs" was translated from semeion. The word "shew" was translated from didomi as well.]

 

Notice how the "wonders" happen in "heaven above", whilst "signs" happen on "earth below". Wonders take place in heaven above "for all to see", so to speak, which means that they are broadcast across a wide spectrum. Signs happen on earth below, which means that they are seen by and targeted at a specific group of people. Therefore, the "signs and wonders" refer to both events in the invisible spiritual realm and events in the daily lives of people. Thus, the "signs and wonders" mentioned by the Lord in Matthew 24:24 are intended to convince everyone that the rule of the "1st beast" is acceptable and should not be fought against. As the remnant are hounded by Jebusite-Hittite attacks, the enemy will unleash spiritual events in the atmosphere and literal events on Earth that will try to disprove all that the remnant have declared. Those whom the remnant have condemned will seem to have a final burst of "peace and prosperity", and those whom the remnant have declared righteous will seem to have a final bout with "heartache and lack". The enemy will try to discredit the validity of all the spiritual devastation that the remnant have caused upon the soul-matriarchy system. As the remnant are in the midst of their 5th-seal tribulation, the soul system will try to convince them that it is "alive and well" and that the remnant's spiritual barrage has been to no avail. As a result, the remnant will be tempted to believe that the soul system is indeed OK and that it will stand forever. Those who are not of the remnant but who begin to perceive that there is something awry with the weakened soul system will be lulled back into conformity by these spiritual "wonders" and literal "signs" that will seem to point to the soul system's overall health. Signs are designed to challenge established notions, and these signs will challenge the fundamentally sound notions established in the remnant's mind. Wonders are designed to portray prowess, and these wonders will try to "prove" to the remnant (and to those who are becoming receptive to their word) that the soul system is a fundamentally sound system and not the hollow shell that the remnant have exposed it as through their 4-seal sacrificial journey.

 

Whilst the wonders will be reflected through widely-known events, the signs will be reflected through people that will come across your path. These people will reflect a deceitful level of "success" and "moral integrity" that will try to convince the remnant that the soul system is not as failed and decayed as they thought it was. That "success", however, will be for a short season only, and that level of "moral integrity" will prove to be little more than feigned righteousness aimed at avoiding the consequences of their real unrighteousness.

 

The enemy's "wonders" in the spiritual atmosphere are most directly related to the "1st beast", whilst the enemy's "signs" on earth are most directly related to the "2nd beast". Thus, the enemy's wonders and signs are designed to enforce a hierarchical system dominated by the 1st beast and enforced by the 2nd beast, a system that keeps the spirit repressed under the soul (Amos 2:13). By contrast, God's wonders and signs, described in Acts 2:17-21 above, are designed to manifest the spirit nature in all of God's people. Through these signs and wonders, the hierarchical system of the 1st beast (a system enforced by the institutionalised Church) is shattered: sons and daughters shall prophesy, young men shall see visions, old men shall dream dreams, and servants and handmaidens shall manifest the Spirit of God. Therefore, we can say that there is a battle of "signs and wonders" taking place in these latter days. On the one hand are the signs and wonders of the enemy that try to take advantage of the remnant's 5th-seal reclusion in order to deceive the world into thinking that the remnant's spiritual work of devastation was fruitless. On the other hand are the signs of wonders of God that begin to happen, even in the midst of the remnant's 5th-seal seclusion, but which grow into full-blown devastation as the 6th seal is opened. The enemy's signs and wonders are his deceitful way of saying, "I am not done", and God's signs and wonders are His way of saying, "Yes you are".

 

Foretold

In Matthew 24:25 (quoted above), the Lord says, "Behold, I have told you before". The words "told" and "before" were translated from the Greek verb proereo, which is derived from the words pro meaning "before, ahead, in front" and rheo meaning "to pour forth". As we have said before, the word rheo is spiritually related to the flow of the prophetic, and rheo's connection to the prophetic is emphasised by the prefix pro in proereo, since prophets are people who visualise what is ahead (i.e.- pro), even if it is not naturally visible. Therefore, the word proereo has the connotation of someone standing in the prophetic anointing and visualising issues ahead that are not visible to the natural mind. This means that overcoming the deception in Matthew 24:24 requires a great deal of prophetic awareness because the apparent stability and success of the soul system will be strong during the 5th-seal period, even when the whole system has been fatally wounded by the 4th-seal (i.e.- green-horse) sacrifice of God's remnant army.

 

The word "behold" in Matthew 24:25 was translated from the Greek word idou, which is derived from the verb eido. As we have said before, eido refers to seeing with the eyes of the conscious mind. Therefore, the Lord is saying in Matthew 24:25 that we must make a conscious effort to remind ourselves of Jesus' words every time we begin to think that the soul system will survive the fury of the remnant's spiritual assault. From the spirit of the anti-Christ first beast will come "wonders" and from the spirit of the false-prophet second beast will come "signs" trying to deceive us into thinking that the world's soul system will outlast the remnant, but we must make an effort to "remind our minds" that it is all a "spiritual mirage", an Obama-like puff of smoke that smells of emotional victory for the soul but which will soon vanish as the heat of God's weighty Sun of Righteousness intensifies. Though we may be attacked with deceit from both sides (the "right" and the "left"), we must remain constant that the soul system will eventually collapse and be exposed as a hideous sham.

 

The Greek word proereo appears a total of 9 times in the New Testament, appearing for the first time in Matthew 24:25. The next appearance of proereo is in Mark 13:23, where it is once again used in the context of the great tribulation, meaning that the first appearances of proereo act as a 2-witness tandem warning of the deceit that will hang in the air during the remnant's great tribulation period.

 

The next appearance of proereo is in verse 29 of the following passage:

 

"27Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: 28For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. 29And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha." (Romans 9:27-29)

[The phrase "said before" in verse 29 was translated from proereo]

 

Notice how proereo is used here in the context of a seed, a remnant, rising out of imminent annihilation. As we have studied before, this 5th-seal tribulation period that the remnant are going through is a critical period during which the "humanity project" is being rescued, even when it seems to be hopelessly going down the path of utter Sodom-and-Gomorrah destruction (which it would be, were it not for the faithful remnant). For the remnant's sake, the tribulation shall be cut short (v28) and the warrior Lord of Hosts, Jehovah Sabaoth (v29), shall continue to fight through the remnant until His 6th-seal purposes are fulfilled.

 

The 2nd appearance of proereo outside of the 4 Gospels is in verse 3 of the following passage:

 

"1Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. 3I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you. 4Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. 5For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears." (2 Corinthians 7:1-5)

[The phrase "have said before" in verse 3 was translated from proereo]

 

Notice how proereo is used here in the context of a person who is willing to go through death for the sake of others (v3), which correlates with green-horse believers who are willing to go through Death and Sheol so that God's purposes are fulfilled in the lives of others. Notice also how the passage above speaks of taking joy in going through tribulation (v4), a tribulation that involved trouble "on every side" (v5); this correlates with the spiritual attacks from the Hittite left and the Jebusite right that the remnant must go through during their great-tribulation, 5th-seal period:

  1. The "fightings without" (v5) point to the Jebusite attacks from the right. Jebusites are unrighteous accusers who like to beat up on the "little" people. Being "right-handed", Jebusites are visible and public in their attacks, which explains why Paul speaks of fightings "outside", i.e.- in the visible public arena.

     

    The word "fightings" in 2 Corinthians 7:5 was translated from the Greek word mache, which is the word from which "macho" is derived. Jebusites try to pass up for "super macho men" who can beat up on others, especially when they stand before weaker people. This explains why the Jebusite spirit is the one behind the sexist oppression of women. However, Jebusites are men that "menstruate" like "female" souls. They may claim to be "male" spirits enforcing spiritual laws, but they are really "female" souls dominated by hysterical fits of anger.

     

    The word mache is derived from the Greek verb machomai, which literally means "to strive, fight", and can be used to refer to people who engage in a "war of words" or who "contend at law for property and privileges". This points once again to the Jebusites, since Jebusites are distorted judges who try to enforce laws of the flesh. They engage in wars of words against God's righteous judges in an effort to uphold the laws of man over the laws of God.

     

  2. The "fears within" (v5) point to the Hittite attacks from the left. As we have studied before, the word "Hittite" literally means "son of terror", and the Hittite spirit is the one most directly related to phobias. The word "fears" in 2 Corinthians 7:5 was translated from the Greek word phobos, the word from which the English word "phobia" is derived. Being left-handed, Hittites operate outside the range of the visible. That is the reason why 2 Corinthians 7:5 speaks of fears "within", which speaks of privacy that falls outside the scope of the public eye.

 

The 5th time that proereo appears in the New Testament is in verse 2 of the following passage:

 

"1This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. 2I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare: 3Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you. 4For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you. 5Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 6But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates." (2 Corinthians 13:1-6)

[The phrase "told you before" in verse 3 was translated from proereo]

 

Notice how the passage above speaks of dying in weakness only to resurrect in power later, vindicating oneself before those who doubted you. This is exactly what happens as God's remnant rise from their 5th-seal concealment, unleashing 6th-seal vindication upon their enemies.

 

The 6th time that proereo appears in the New Testament is in verse 9 of the following passage:

 

"6I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." (Galatians 1:6-9)

[The phrase "said before" in verse 9 was translated from proereo]

 

Notice how this passage speaks of people being deceived by a false message. This correlates with the false message that the Lord warns His 5th-seal remnant about in Matthew 24:25.

 

The 7th time that proereo appears in the New Testament is in verse 15 of the following passage:

 

"12But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 15Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 16This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin." (Hebrews 10:12-18)

[The phrase "said before" at the end of verse 15 was translated from proereo]

 

Notice how this passage speaks of the Lord who gave Himself in sacrifice (v13), which points to His 4th-seal (i.e.- green-horse) sacrifice, after which He sits down and waits until His enemies are made His footstool (v14), which points to the difficult 5th-seal waiting period that the remnant must go through in their "Fort-Wayne" refuges.

 

The 8th time that proereo appears in the New Testament is in verse 2 of the following passage:

 

"1This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 2That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men." (2 Peter 3:1-7)

[The phrase "were spoken before" in verse 2 was translated from proereo]

 

Notice how this passage speaks of a conscious and deliberate "self-reminding" of the prophetic words spoken in the past, which correlates with what we said regarding the word idou above. Notice also that this passage speaks of a spirit of deception that will deny the reality of the Lord's coming. This spirit will point to things all around and say, "the world system remains as it has always been for centuries" (v4), and it will deny the remnant's claim that a new, spirit-centred system will take over the Earth. By pointing to the external status quo, this spirit of deception will try to insinuate that the soul has triumphed over the spirit and will never be defeated. This spirit will deny that God is interested in a Noah-style regeneration of the Earth (v6), a total overhaul of a system that has been utterly debunked in the spirit realm. This spirit of deception will try to lure the remnant into believing that God is really not interested in the utter transformation of the Earth's atmosphere through a deluge of fire judgements (v7). That spirit will say, "See, nothing has happened! The world remains as it has always been!! You deceived yourself when you said that God was about to start something new, and you deceived yourself when you claimed that that new work would be forged through judgements!!" This spirit of deception will attack the remnant with these statements as they endure their 5th-seal wait, a waiting period during which the remnant seem to be "stuck" as the first beast "recovers" with the help of the Jebusite-Hittite second beast.

 

The 9th and last appearance of proereo (the 7th outside of the 4 Gospels) is in verse 17 of the following passage:

 

"14And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. 16These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having menís persons in admiration because of advantage. 17But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Jude 1:14-17)

[The phrase "were spoken before" in verse 17 was translated from proereo]

 

Notice how this passage emphasises the fact that the Lord's parousia comes with judgement executed "upon all" (v15), which speaks to the comprehensive and all-encompassing nature of God's regeneration. Notice also that the Lord's parousia comes to "convince all that are ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed" (v15). Unlike the parousia painted by the eschatological parrots, which magically ends all evil and institutes a visible earthly kingdom, the Lord's parousia comes to forge a "convincing process", a painful process that will point out spiritual wrongs that have either been defended or ignored for ages; this painful process will pressure those who are wrong to admit their wrong, whether they want to or not. As this convincing process has intensified, people whose mouths speak "great swelling words" (v16) have appeared, people who are trying to deter the process by belittling and oppressing it. Their deceitful words are challenging the process that God has initiated, raising a smokescreen that hides their own limitations and the limitations of the soul system as a whole.

 

The phrase "ten thousands" at the end of verse 14 was translated from the Greek word myrias, from which the English word "myriad" is derived. This word appears 9 times in 7 verses. Jude 1:14 above is the last time that myrias appears before Revelation (where it appears 4 times as 2 pairs). The last appearance of myrias before Jude 1:14 is in verse 22 of the following passage:

 

"22But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. 25See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: 26Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29For our God is a consuming fire." (Hebrews 12:22-29)

[The phrase "an innumerable company" in verse 22 was translated from myrias]

 

Notice how this passage speaks of the manifestation of the New Covenant (v24) and of how that manifestation entails the removal of all the shakeable things on Earth (v27) by the God who is Consuming Fire (v29). That is the only way that God's unshakeable kingdom can be fully manifested on Earth (v28).

 

The fact that the word myrias is used in the context of angels in verse 22 above has spiritual significance. As we have said before, "angels" are "soulless spirits". Therefore, the myriads of angels referred to in verse 22 represent the believers who have activated their spiritual star, believers who operate in their spirit nature and who do not allow it to be dominated or downplayed by the soul. Those are the "myriads of saints" referred to in Jude 1:14. Only those who are willing to act and speak like soulless spirit beings (i.e.- angels) will overcome the deception of the beastly signs and wonders during this 5th-seal period. They will hold on to their angel nature and not allow soul paradigms to overtake them because they will constantly remind themselves of the prophetic words proereo-ed (i.e.- foretold) by God regarding this difficult period.

 

The desert of uncircumcised flesh

In Matthew 24:26 (quoted above), the Lord warns His remnant not to believe that His latter-day manifestation will happen in any of the 2 following places:

  1. The desert

  2. The secret chambers

 

In Scripture, the "desert" is a place of purification, a lonely place of "quarantine" where you are set apart to be processed and cleansed. Therefore, when Jesus warns us not to go to the "desert" to look for His manifestation, He is not talking about the Mojave or the Sahara desert. Instead, He is talking about a spiritual message that insinuates that the closest that man can come to manifest God in the flesh is by living a "puritanical" life apart from the "world", apart from its music, its movies, and its cultural events, a monastic life that sees the world as irrelevant and whose only goal is to make it to "heaven" and enjoy an eternal, paradisiacal retirement. Such a message is oblivious to the fact that God's intention is to reconquer the Earth (and the humanity on it) back unto Himself. The "desert message" equates "holiness" with literal abstention from "worldly things", which renders its believers useless when it comes to conquering the Earth back unto God. You will never conquer a well-protected territory you have no interest in.

 

To most believers, the "desert" referred to by the Lord in Matthew 24:26 takes on the literal form of the "local church". To them, that is the "quarantined" place, the "holy" place that is set apart from the "world", the place where God is supposedly the "king". That is the only place where most believers envision that man can manifest a "Godly" nature, the only place where God can made Himself manifest in the midst of a "wicked world". However, such a naive attitude ignores the fact that the "world system" is, in essence, an invisible soul-centred system and that the Church is as contaminated by this invisible soul system as the rest of the world is, even if it attempts to physically isolate itself from the world through congregational buildings that the "faithful" flock to on Sunday morning.

 

"13And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. 16Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. 18Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God. 20Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, 21(Touch not; taste not; handle not; 22Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? 23Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh." (Colossians 2:13-23)

 

Notice how this passage first speaks of us being dead to the "uncircumcision of the flesh" (v13) and of Jesus triumphing over principalities and powers (v14, 15) before speaking of the falsehood of external piety. This means that God's holiness is spiritual in nature; the circumcision of our flesh is spiritual, and that circumcision cleanses our flesh, enabling it to manifest God's holy nature on Earth. God's purpose is not to destroy human flesh but to circumcise it. Since our flesh was taken from the dust of the Earth (Genesis 2:7), the spiritual circumcision of our flesh points to the spiritual circumcision of the Earth itself. To dismiss the Earth as worthless is to dismiss the spiritual worth of our own flesh and to belittle the purpose for which God gave us flesh from the Earth in the first place.

 

"14And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. 16These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having menís persons in admiration because of advantage. 17But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 19These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. 20But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. 24Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen." (Jude 1:14-25)

 

The passage above speaks of abhorring the "garment spotted by the flesh" (v23). Prior to this, however, it speaks of the Lord coming with myriads of His saints to execute judgement upon all and to forge a "process of convincing the ungodly" (v14, 15). Therefore, the abhorring of flesh contamination mentioned in verse 23 is not a call to forsake the Earth. Instead, it is a call to "invade" the Earth's spiritual atmosphere and to cleanse it from its uncircumcision.

 

Notice how verse 19 above speaks against those who "separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit". The word "sensual" was mistranslated from the Greek word psychikos meaning "soulish", which comes from the Greek word for "soul" (psyche). Some Bible translations distort this verse even further by changing the phrase "they who separate themselves" to "they who cause divisions". The phrase "separate themselves" was correctly translated from the Greek words apodiorizo meaning "to disjoin" and heautou meaning "themselves". The word apodiorizo is used only once in the New Testament (in verse 19 above), and it is a compound word formed from the words apo meaning "from", dia meaning "through", and horizo meaning "to mark out boundaries". Therefore, we can safely say that apodiorizo has the connotation of someone setting up a "quarantine zone" that separates them from others. In verse 19 above, the Spirit of God is speaking out against those who set up quarantine zones that appear to be "holy" and "spiritual" but which are, in reality psychikos, i.e.- soul-centred, not spirit-centred. This is the invisible contamination we must guard against, the contamination of "soul menstruation" that can disguise itself as supposedly "spiritual" activities carried out in a supposedly "sacrosanct" environment (i.e.- a local church). Once believers are deceived by this disguised contamination, they are effectively isolated by the enemy and are rendered ineffective as soldiers of God's army to reclaim the Earth unto Him. The local church then becomes a "place of quarantine" to which the enemy cleverly banishes those who have the potential to do it harm.

 

The desert of uncircumcised flesh does not even come close to manifesting God's holiness in the midst of this world. It is not the place we must go to in order to have true encounters with the Lord in these latter days. Instead, this place of worthless religious sacrifices is a Siberia death trap that isolates God's soldiers from the battle they must wage.

 

The intimacy that goes nowhere

According to Matthew 24:26, the other place we must not go to to see God manifested is the "secret chambers". The phrase "secret chambers" was translated from the Greek word tameion, which literally means "a storage chamber". This word only appears 4 times in all of the New Testament, twice in Matthew and twice in Luke. The first time that tameion appears is in the following verse, translated as "closet":

 

"But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly" (Matthew 6:6)

 

This proves that there is a spiritual connection between tameion and "prayer". As we have studied before, prayer speaks of intimacy. Therefore, we can say that tameion refers to a place where you engage in some sort of spiritual intimacy.

 

The 3rd time that tameion appears is in verse 3 of the following passage:

 

"1In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 3Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops." (Luke 12:1-3)

[The word "closets" in verse 3 was translated from tameion]

 

As we have studied before, hypocrisy speaks of biased judgement that is favourable to the soul, even at the expense of truth. Therefore, we can say that the word tameion is used above to refer to a place where man's soul hides to escape from God's judgements.

 

The 4th and last time that tameion appears is in the following verse, translated as "storehouse":

 

"Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?" (Luke 12:24)

 

From the passage above, we can say that tameion has the connotation of a place where you store up things for your own personal use. Therefore, from the passages where tameion is used, we can conclude that tameion is a place of intimacy where you store up things for your own personal use; and, in a negative sense, it is a hideout you run to in order to escape from God's judgements.

 

What, then, are the "tameions" that the Lord warn us about in Matthew 24:26? They are the places where a message of "just enjoy God" is preached. This message turns the local church into a place where people flock to in order to enjoy "spiritual" experiences aimed at storing up self-satisfaction. When believers buy into this message, the word "revival" becomes nothing more than "vibrant services" where people "feel good" and have "religious experiences" that do not yield true transformation. The phrases "revival" and "cleansing judgements" become completely incompatible, and the "kingdom of God" is distorted into nothing more than a fairy-tale land where God makes everyone "feel happy". In the "tameions", all that people care about is blessing themselves. There is no interest in paying a sacrificial price in Christ in order to see God's purposes manifested in others. There is no interest in God's judgements permeating the Earth because His righteousness and His kingdom become artificially separated. When believers are in their tameion, all that they care about is their own personal blessing; they become isolated islands of self-gratification that are only interested in the next blessing they can extract from God's back. They see the local church as an idyllic pleasure island they run to in order to "recharge" their "spiritual batteries"; after their (Hittite-induced) emotional experiences, they leave the service feeling that they have had intimacy with God. Were they interested in pleasing God rather than pleasing themselves, they would slowly realise that the "intimacy" they are experiencing is nothing but an empty emotional experience that does not translate into a holy and righteous life. They would then become tired of the false intimacy and seek after true intimacy of God, the intimacy that involves Face-to-face encounters with the judgement-laden Glory of God.

 

The deceitful enclosure

As we studied above, the remnant will be exposed to a two-front deception: a Jebusite error from the right and a Hittite deceit from the left. The Jebusite error becomes more and more "believable" to the remnant as they remain exposed to the onslaught of Jebusite attacks, and the Hittite deceit becomes more "believable" as they remain exposed to the onslaught of Hittite attacks. The Jebusite error leads to a mental belief in the "desert of uncircumcised flesh", and the Hittite deceit leads to an emotional belief in the "intimacy that goes nowhere".

 

The Jebusite spirit is a crippling spirit, a spirit bent on draining all the spiritual authority from God's people until they become lame Perizzite souls. As Perizzites, believers turn into angel worshippers and into simplistic followers of external religious piety, and, thus, they become spiritually stunted desert dwellers whose flesh remains uncircumcised. On the other hand, Hittite spirits are emotion-based spirits that lure people into pursuing emotions with no regard for objective truth. As a result, Hittite spirits pave the way for the Hivite spirit of self-indulgence that envelops people in the scheming pursuit of their own corroding and unproductive pleasures and desires. Believers deceived by the Hivite lure become pursuers of "spiritual" intimacy that goes nowhere.

 

As we have studied before, the Perizzite and Hivite spirits are "village" spirits that work to enclose people's vision. Therefore, we can say that, as the Jebusite and Hittite spirits do their dirty work during the 5th-seal period, they are feverishly working to enclose the Kingdom of God and prevent it being manifested on Earth; the Jebusites work to enclose the Church within Perizzite deserts of false religiosity and the Hittites work to enclose the Church within Hivite oases of false intimacy.

 

Generalised, not institutionalised

As opposed to the enclosed and restrained manifestation that the enemy wants, the Lord declares in Matthew 24:27 that the coming of the Son of Man shall be as the "lightning coming out of the east and shining even unto the west". This means that the latter-rain manifestation will not be an isolated event reserved for isolated pockets of religious piety or spiritual emotionalism. God's intention is to have a manifestation that is so overwhelming that it will permeate the entire Earth. All the people of the Earth shall know that something is happening, and they shall perceive that God is exercising His Kingship over the entire Earth. You will not experience the latter-rain revival by attending some tent meeting. You will experience it by simply being where you are. The Lord's revival will be like a tsunami wave coming towards you and overtaking you; it will not be a wave that you have to go out (or hide away) to see. God's latter-rain revival shall be an "invasion"; invaders do not wait for the "invadees" to come to them; instead, they climb over defensive positions like uninvited thieves:

 

"1Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; 2A 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. 3A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. 4The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. 5Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. 6Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. 7They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: 8Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. 9They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. 10The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: 11And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?" (Joel 2:1-11)

 

As is clearly indicated in the passage above, God's latter-day revival comes with "gloom and doom" (v2). It comes with painful judgement (v11, Hebrews 4:12) that destroys long-standing structures and paradigms in order to institute God's paradigms and principles.

 

"The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness" (Proverbs 21:12)

 

God's latter-day manifestation is therefore "invasive" and "violent" in nature; it in no way has the connotation of a "peaceful getaway". The Church has been unable to understand this because her view of revival has always centred around her institutions. She can only envision "revival" within the context of her humanly-erected walls and her soul-centred ministerial control. She is unable to understand that God's revival is so overwhelming and invasive that it cannot be contained or regulated within the walls of institutionalised religion. Whilst God is interested in redeeming the flesh of man from its contamination and in enabling it for its original purpose, the Church is only interested in regulating (and entertaining) flesh within the confines of its institutional walls, as if the flesh of man were something worthless that must be stashed away somewhere before it is utterly destroyed. God's intention is for a revival that overtakes "all flesh" (Joel 2:28, Acts 2:17), a generalised outbreak that takes over all spheres of human existence on Earth, not a localised outbreak somewhere in an isolated religious desert or in a getaway oasis of empty mirages.

 

"For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God" (Hebrews 3:4)

 

Lightning revival

The word "lightning" in Matthew 24:27 was translated from the Greek word astrape, which appears 9 times in the New Testament. Matthew 24:27 is the first verse where this word appears. The next time that astrape appears is in verse 3 of the next passage:

 

"1In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men." (Matthew 28:1-4)

 

Notice that the word astrape (i.e.- "lightning") is used here to speak of the death-causing glory of God's Face.

 

Out of the 9 times that astrape is used, it is used 4 times in the book of Revelation, which points to its spiritual connection to the manifestation of the Lord Jesus Christ. The first time that it is used in Revelation is in verse 5 of the following passage:

 

"5And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. 6And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind." (Revelation 4:5-6)

[The word "beasts" in verse 6 is a terrible mistranslation of the Greek word zoon, which is derived from the word zoe meaning "life" and literally means "living being"]

 

Notice how the verse above relates "lightnings" to the throne of God, which in turn relates "lightnings" to the Kingship of God. This correlates with what we have said before regarding thunder and lightning. Notice also how this passage speaks of 4 living beings "full of eyes before and behind" (v6). Since "eyes" speak of judgements, this passage establishes a spiritual connection between astrape (i.e.- lightning) and comprehensive judgements that cover all aspects of human existence.

 

The 8th appearance of astrape in the New Testament is in verse 19 of the following passage:

 

"14The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. 15And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. 16And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 17Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. 18And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. 19And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail." (Revelation 11:14-19)

 

Notice how this passage speaks of the kingdoms of the world being overtaken by the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ (v15). Notice also how this overtaking is by no means "peaceful" in nature. It involves warring against "angry nations" that will oppose fierce resistance (v18), and it involves the execution of fierce judgements along with the vindication of God's remnant (v18). Notice how the Lord intends to "destroy them which destroy the Earth" (v18). This is not an "environmentalist" statement. Instead, it is an indictment against those who serve as attack vessels against His remnant; these men and women consciously (and subconsciously) do everything in their power to destroy the manifestation of the remnant's spirit on Earth, which is equivalent to destroying any justification that God may have for keeping human flesh on Earth. Thus, those "who destroy the Earth" (v18) are those who launch themselves against any "earth" (i.e.- flesh) that manifests God's Spirit nature, against any "earth" that opposes the rule of the soul on Earth. When you attack remnant flesh that manifests God's nature, you are attacking the raison d'Ítre for human flesh on Earth, which is equivalent to attacking the raison d'Ítre for the Earth itself. The purpose for the Earth and for human flesh are inextricably intertwined.

 

From all of the above, we can conclude that the "lightning" referred to by the Lord Jesus in Matthew 24:27 speaks of a fierce manifestation of God's kingship, a manifestation that comes with painful judgements and confrontation against the current kingdoms of this world. As this lightning goes out from east to west, it permeates the Earth with God's fearsome Glory, regenerating the human system unto Him.

 

From east to west

As indicated in Matthew 24:27, God's lightning revival shall start in the east and shine unto the west. This means that, even though the revival comes with the lightning of God's Glory it is still an iterative process with a specific trajectory. It will not happen in a magical chronos "flash", just as the sun does not magically "dash" across the sky from sunrise to sunset.

 

If you are facing the (prophetic) north, the east lies to your right and the west to your left. Therefore, the fact that God's lightning revival will travel "from east to west" points to the fact that God writes "from right to left". As we have said before, this means that God focuses on a righteousness foundation first, building upon that foundation to endow us with left-handed grace. To natural man, "revivals" are grace-centred. To God, "revival" is righteousness-centred, and righteousness can only be wrought through judgements. Therefore, we can safely conclude that no revival of God can come without an initial wave of cleansing judgements that set the stage for the grace and life that follow.

 

The word "east" in Matthew 24:27 was translated from the Greek word anatole, which is derived from the word anatello meaning "to rise". Therefore, the word "east" implicitly points to resurrection, to "rising from the dead", just as the sun rises in the east after appearing to have died during the night. This means that God's lightning revival is induced by those who are willing to die a green-horse death, trusting that God will somehow raise them from Death and Sheol. As God raises them from their death, lightning 6th-seal judgement is unleashed upon the Earth. That is the reason why the Lord declares in Matthew 24:28 that "wherever the carcass is, there shall the eagles be gathered together". The "carcass" speaks of believers who are willing to go through green-horse death, and, as we have studied before, "eagles" are related to resurrected green-horse prophets. The word "carcass" in Matthew 24:28 was translated from the Greek word ptoma, which is used in only 4 verses of the New Testament. Notice how the 3 other verses where ptoma appears are all related to faithful believers willing to go through sacrificial green-horse death:

 

"And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb" (Mark 6:29)

[This passage is referring to the corpse of John the Baptist, who died at the hands of the Jezebel spirit. The word "corpse" was translated from ptoma.]

 

"8And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. 9And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves." (Revelation 11:8-9)

[This passage is referring to the death of God's 2 witnesses. The 3 "dead bodies" phrases that appear in these 2 verses were translated from the word ptoma.]

 

The word "west" in Matthew 24:27 was translated from the Greek word dusme, which is derived from the word duno meaning "to go into, enter". There is spiritual significance behind this. As God's lightning appears, His manifestation will permeate the Earth's entire atmosphere, penetrating like a deep injection into the deepest and most intimate parts of the human experience. That is how overwhelming and utterly transforming His revival shall be.

 

Despite the Jebusite and Hittite efforts of the 2nd beast to isolate God's latter-day revival, the remnant shall not fall for the beast's deception, even if it comes with signs and wonders. Why? Because they understand that the Lord's revelation is a generalised and iterative event that shall transform the Earth, not a localised event within institutional islands.

 

"18According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. 19So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. 20And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD." (Isaiah 59:18-20)

 

{The next article is titled "Lights-out!!!"}