22 February 2011
The Measuring Stick The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while he was sleeping, his enemy nemy came and sowed also darnel, among the wheat, and went on his way. 26 So when the plants sprouted and formed grain, the darnel or weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants of the owner came to him and said, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Then how does it have darnel shoots in it? 28 He replied to them: “An enemy has done this!” The servants said to him, Then do you want us to go and weed them out? 29 But he said, No, lest in gathering the wild wheat, wheat weeds resembling wheat, you root up the true wheat along with it. 30 Let them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will say to the reapers, Gather the darnel first and bind it in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my granary. Matt 13:24-30 Ampl
Weeds resembling Wheat A great question arise in the hearts of many? Shall the splintered church, which over 2000 years have been divided into many denominations be able to unite? Many in South Africa desire a revival and think we are at the brink of the breakthrough. What does Yahshua – Jesus Christ, really think about the plans and attempt of men to unite the body? The prophet Isaiah prophecy about how Yahshua – Jesus, will judge the deeds and actions of men. He will not judge by what He sees, neither by what He hears. He will judge in true righteousness. Through a radical and non compromising prophetic word, Yahshua reveals the idolatry of men.
The Darnel Darnel usually grows in the same production zones as wheat and is considered a weed.. The similarity between these two plants is so extensive that in some regions cockle is referred to as false wheat. wheat  It bears a close resemblance to wheat until the ear appears. appears The ears on the real wheat are so heavy that it makes the entire plant droop downward, but L. temulentum, temulentum whose ears are light,, stands up straight. The wheat will also appear brown when ripe, whereas the darnel is black. black  When the Lolium matures, the spikelets turn edge ways to the rachis where the wheat spikelets remain as they grew previously. It parasitizes wheat fields.. The French word for darnel is "ivraie", from Latin ebriacus,, 'intoxicated', ' which expresses that weed's characteristic of making one feel poisoned with drunkenness, drunkenness, and can cause death. This characteristic is also alluded to in the scientific name - Latin temulentus = drunk. Wikipedia: Darnel The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria firstname.lastname@example.org & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
This darnel has an awesome resemblance to the prophetic vision, which the apostle saw, about the church’s condition in the last days, before Yahshua is revealed in the heavens, saying: 1 ONE OF the seven angels who had the seven bowls then came and spoke to me, saying, Come with me! I will show you the doom, sentence, judgment of the great harlot or idolatress who is seated on many waters, 2 She with whom the rulers of the earth have joined in prostitution and idolatry and with the wine of whose immorality and idolatry the inhabitants of the earth have become intoxicated. 3 And the angel bore me away, rapt in the Spirit, into a desert or wilderness, and I saw a woman seated on a scarlet beast that was all covered with blasphemous titles and names, and he had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was robed in purple and scarlet and bedecked with gold, precious stones, and pearls, and she was holding in her hand a golden cup full of the accursed offenses and the filth of her lewdness and vice. 5 And on her forehead there was inscribed a name of mystery with a secret symbolic meaning: Babylon the great, the mother of prostitutes and idolatresses and of the filth and atrocities and abominations of the earth. 6 I also saw that the woman was drunk, drunk with the blood of the saints, God's people and the blood of the martyrs, who witnessed for Jesus. And when I saw her, I was utterly amazed and wondered greatly. (Rev 17:1-6 Ampl) On the 21 February 2011, I waited on the Lord. While I waited on the Lord my heart was deeply pained as I meditated on the situation of the church of Jesus Christ today and our desire to see the Holy Spirit’s power and glory work among us as He did in the first century among those first apostles. Being sent as a prophet, to tell the church of the Lord Yahshua all that He had told me to tell His body, I have been treated with contempt and with suspicion. When at first Jesus appeared to me and later also to two of us together, so that at the mouth of two witnesses every word may be established, I was so excited and thought that this would bring about a great move of God. I thought that the church of Christ would have accepted the word of God from us with great eagerness, as if from the Lord Himself, who appeared to us. As time continued, YHWH did not stop speaking to us, but gave us even more powerful confirmations that He has spoken to us. I thought that the people and the churches and their leaders listen to the word of the Lord Jesus Christ to us, which came through great signs in the heavens and that it would become a great witness that would open the eyes of many, both those who did not believe and those who had drifted away from God. But to my great dismay, I would find out that the words of Yahshua, even among those whom I had thought would listen; among my very own brothers and sisters whom I had loved; leaders of ministries and churches with whom we had worked over many years, refused to listen. They rejected the word of the Lord to us and treated us men who are trouble makers. We have caused no division nor were we in rebellion towards authority, but submitted ourselves, serving and helping, until the time came when YHWH released me, with this word: 1 NOW WHAT I mean is that as long as the inheritor or heir is a child and under age, he does not differ from a slave, although he is the master of all the estate; 2 But he is under guardians and administrators or trustees until the date fixed by his father. (Gal 4:1-2 Ampl) Until the predetermined day came we were under the guardian of the churches and those leaders under whom we were. But on the predetermined time, the Father in heaven released me both from employment and from the religious authority under whom I was. Later however, I found out the words of Jesus Christ is true: 24 A disciple is not above his teacher, nor is a servant or slave above his master. 25 It is sufficient for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant or slave like his master. If they have called the Master of the house Beelzebub, master of the dwelling, how much more will they speak evil of those of His household. (Matt 10:24-25 Ampl) and also the words of Yahshua our Messiah: 57 And they took offense at Him; they were repelled and hindered from acknowledging His authority, and caused to stumble. But Jesus said to them: “A prophet is not without honour except in his own country and in his own house.” (Matt 13:57 Ampl) The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria email@example.com & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
Three weeks ago, the word of the Lord came to me, releasing and sending me, saying: “I am sending you back to your own House!” I knew what this word meant. The Lord Jesus was sending me back to my own people, my own church and those whom I knew. After having been their once, dressed as a sign to them, I was warned not to return, if I would dress like I did. I spoke to the Lord and desired to know His will, not wanting to be in rebellion. Then the Lord gave me the words, which were written regards Peter and John who was brought before the Sanhedrin, saying: 15 But having ordered the prisoners to go aside out of the council chamber, they conferred and debated among themselves, 16 Saying: “What are we to do with these men? For that an extraordinary miracle has been performed by or through them is plain to all the residents of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But in order that it may not spread further among the people and the nation, let us warn and forbid them with a stern threat to speak any more to anyone in this name or about this Person. 18 So they summoned them and imperatively instructed them not to converse in any way or teach at all in or about the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John replied to them: “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you and obey you rather than God, you must decide or judge. 20 But we ourselves cannot help telling what we have seen and heard.” (Act 4:15-20 Ampl) After having phoned me in private, warning me not to come back dressed as a sign to the people, the Lord told me to go back. I had to obey the Lord Jesus rather than obeying and pleasing men. After having prayed with my wife, who feared for me, she received a word from the Lord: 2 Thus says the Lord: “Stand in the court of the Lord's house and speak to all the people of the cities of Judah who come to worship in the Lord's house all the words that I command you to speak to them; subtract not a word. (Jer 26:2 Ampl) Then, as the Lord commanded I went and did, as I was commanded and instructed to do. Although I know and love those to whom I was sent, in obedience, I stood up and started to prophecy. I was immediately forced to stop and was not allowed to speak, but was silenced and told to leave the house of the Lord. I was even forcefully removed by those who were there. One week later, again, because of the urgency of time, I was compelled by the Spirit to go to another large congregation. Here it was difficult to speak, but the Lord told me to wait until the right time, at the end of the service. Filled with the Lord’s love for His body and His people, in great boldness, I stood up to prophecy all that the Spirit of God told me to say. Although many people started walking out of the building, some turned around to listen to the word of the Lord to me. Very few stopped to listen to the full message of all that Jesus wanted to say to them. Although many walked out and did not listen, yet a remnant did humble themselves to listen. Here I had a better reception by the members, although no leader even came to speak to me or ask me who I am? I questioned the Lord about the way He desire to reach His people. I know that the time is short and that many need to be warned, but so few want to listen. I meditated on those who just walked out, and paid no attention, nor feared God to stop and listen to the words which He had given us.
Trails of Fire? What is more, in the country of South Africa, an attempt is made to draw together all ministries and congregations and churches to work together for 40 days to proclaim the kingdom of God in South Africa. I spoke to Lord about this vision and plan to accomplish this work. Over many days and even months, I have spoken to the Lord to give me understanding of what He desires to do. Every time the Lord told me two things: One: “It is the plans of men and it is idolatry in His eyes.” This greatly disturbed me, for this seemed like a great move of God which is about to break forth in South Africa, trying to unite all the churches and ministries. After having inquired from the Lord again, the word the Lord would clearly tell me that it is an idol in His eyes. Two: the second thing the Lord told me: “This controlled The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria firstname.lastname@example.org & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
by a few individuals and will be met by rejection if challenged.” This also greatly disturbed me, for those who were arranging this move were children of God, and some of them had become known as leaders and forerunner in church circles, who love Him and want to only do His will. What would they do if God sends them a prophet telling them to listen to the word of the Lord to them? Would they, who are nothing, humble themselves and listen to those whom God send them? The Lord gave me the answer to this question: “No, they wouldn’t!” I was torn in two, for those who want to do only good in God eyes were are doing wrong and having wrong motives, even though, they themselves do not even know that they are deceived. That is not say that those who are arranging this great move and its strategy, has not seen a vision from God nor were not sent by God, but only that they would not accept the prophets whom God will send to help them! Those, whom He sends would be rejected and refused. Why would they do such a thing? Because of fear of losing control and wanting to be in charge. This is idolatry in God’s eyes.
Idol in your heart... On the 20th of February 2011 the answer came to my wife, by the words of the prophet Ezekiel: 2 And the word of the Lord came to me: 3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts and put the stumbling block of their iniquity and guilt before their faces; should I permit Myself to be inquired of at all by them? 4 Therefore speak to them and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Every man of the house of Israel who takes his idols of self-will and unsubmissiveness into his heart and puts the stumbling block of his iniquity, idols of silver and gold before his face, and yet comes to the prophet to inquire of him, I the Lord will answer him, answer him according to the multitude of his idols, 5 That I may lay hold of the house of Israel in the thoughts of their own mind and heart, because they are all estranged from Me through their idols. 6 Therefore say to the house of Israel: “Thus says the Lord God: Repent and turn away from your idols, and turn away your faces from all your abominations. 7 For anyone of the house of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel who separates himself from Me, taking his idols into his heart and putting the stumbling block of his iniquity and guilt before his face, and yet comes to the prophet to inquire for himself of Me, I the Lord will answer him Myself! 8 And I will set My face against that false worshiper and will make him a sign and a byword, and I will cut him off from the midst of My people; and you shall know and understand and realize that I am the Lord. 9 The prophet has not been granted permission to give an answer to the hypocritical inquirer, but if the prophet does give the man the answer he desires, thus allowing himself to be a party to the inquirer's sin, I the Lord will see to it that the prophet is deceived in his answer, and I will stretch out My hand against him and will destroy him from the midst of My people Israel. 10 And they both shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the iniquity of the presumptuous prophet shall be the same as the iniquity of the hypocritical inquirer, 11 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from Me, neither defile themselves any more with all their transgressions, but that they may be My people, and I may be their God, says the Lord God. (Ezek 14:211 Ampl) God is telling the prophet Ezekiel to go and tell the leaders of Israel, who come to inquire from a prophet as to His will what is actually in their hearts. These leaders do not actually want to hear the word of the Lord, but they have already decided what they want to hear from the Lord. God warns all people who make themselves guilty of this sin, to repent. I am not saying this because I do not desire unity in the body of Christ or the church, but because of that which the Holy Spirit has revealed to me. The sin of presumption When one sees a vision from the Lord you must ask yourself two questions: “Was this my desire or a true word from the Lord?” We so often hear what we want to hear. After we have heard from the Lord, others, who want to hear what we have heard, suddenly witness with all we think we are hearing from the Lord. Then we assume we have heard from the Lord, because He has confirmed it. But God warns of the great perversion and deception, which is hidden in this way of thinking. The prophet or the one, who hears, truly sees a vision, but The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria email@example.com & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
this prophet only hears what he or she has all ready being induced to hear, because the inquirer has already set up an idol in their heart. Both the hearer and the inquirers will be deceived and seduced. That which God truly want to say, they do not want to hear. They have hardened their hearts to hear only that which their itching ears want to hear, as Paul told us would happen in the last days: 3 For the time is coming when people will not tolerate or endure sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching for something pleasing and gratifying, they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold, 4 And will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths and man-made fictions. (2Tim 4:3-4 Ampl) Who would not want to hear that God wants to pour out His Spirit in South Africa? And if anyone hears different he would be treated as a trouble maker and a false prophet. Second question which must be asked: “If what I have seen or heard from God was actually from God, what is His plan and timing? Can a man make the plans of God come to pass? If I had seen a vision, which is from God, but I try to bring this vision to fulfilment, I am like the prophet Balaam, who prophecy from selfish ambition and selfish gain. Did not even the anointed of God, King Saul, make the same mistake, when the prophet Samuel told him not to bring the sacrifice, until he had arrived, as was written: 8 Saul waited seven days, according to the set time Samuel had appointed. But Samuel had not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from Saul. 9 So Saul said, Bring me the burnt offering and the peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering, which he was forbidden to do. 10 And just as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came! Saul went out to meet and greet him. 11 Samuel said, What have you done? Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines were assembled at Michmash, 12 I thought, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication to the Lord. So I forced myself to offer a burnt offering. 13 And Samuel said to Saul, You have done foolishly! You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God which He commanded you; for the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. (1 Sam 13:8-13 Ampl) Saul had not waited on the Lord and His prophet, whom He had sent. He became anxious and full of fear and acted in presumption. He made a decision to do the sacrifice himself. He appointed himself to do the sacrifice to God. We do not want to wait on God. We run ahead of God and try to even help God, by doing things the way we see fit. Later Saul again, proved what was in his heart, when Samuel said to him: “Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim, household good luck images. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.” (1 Sam 15:22 Ampl) The Lord does not look to our good intentions as a great sacrifice, but as rebellion against Him and His Spirit. Those who want to run ahead and appoint themselves are foolish and have fallen into rebellion, which is witchcraft in YHWH’s eyes. They will get no reward and will rather be rejected as leaders before God. It is better to please God than man. You might say this is severe. Even though, we were called as prophets, like Moses in Arabia, at Mount Sinai, through great signs in the heavens, 9 years ago, we also had to wait for God and could not run ahead of Him and go and do the work without Him? That would be foolish, for how then would the prophecy come to pass that says that God would grant us the ability to prophecy? What is good for one is good for the other. The Promise of God is ‘Yes’ in Christ Is God about to do something great, starting in South Africa? “Yes, and yes in Christ alone!” Does that mean, because all is ‘yes' in Christ, that I who are in Christ, can now go and just act in presumption? Not even Paul could do that. After he was called by Yahshua, though a great sign out of the heavens, he too had to wait until the time of God for Him had come. The scripture says about God’s servant Joseph: 17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold as a servant. [Gen. 45:5; 50:20, 21.] 18 His feet they hurt with fetters; he The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria firstname.lastname@example.org & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
was laid in chains of iron and his soul entered into the iron, 19 Until his word to his cruel brothers came true, until the word of the Lord tried and tested him. 20 The king sent and loosed him, even the ruler of the peoples, and let him go free. 21 He made Joseph lord of his house and ruler of all his substance, 22 To bind his princes at his pleasure and teach his elders wisdom. (Psa 105:17-22 Ampl) All whom YHWH had truly called was always opposed and rejected. They always had to wait until their word came to fulfilment, they could not fulfil it. If men will not humble themselves and turn back to God, stop trying to bring about the prophecies of God, then God will dishonour them before those whom He had called. If man tries to help God, they might even prevent the actual plans of God and steal the glory for themselves. I have one question for those who say they want to all work together in South Africa, whether church or ministry: “After you have now worked with you fellow ministry and church neighbour, what will you do after the 40 days? Will you now stop being judgemental towards your brother? Will you now stop existing as a denomination? Will you remain, being known as this church or that church or this ministry or that ministry? Will you be willing to humble yourself and except the different part of the body so that they could finally function together? Or will you determine who are acceptable and who is not? God does not look the way man does. He looks at the heart. How far we have fallen? The Holy Spirit clearly told us what would happen in the last days, yet we refuse to repent! As is written: 1 BUT THE Holy Spirit distinctly and expressly declares that in latter times some will turn away from the faith, giving attention to deluding and seducing spirits and doctrines that demons teach, 2 Through the hypocrisy and pretensions of liars whose consciences are seared and cauterized...” (1Tim 4:1-2 Ampl) The Apostle Paul’s words have never changed, yet we have each one gathered around ourselves those who want to hear what I have to say. Those who hear this message would say: “How dare you say that!” Now, you have become a hypocrite by continuing in your idolatry of your own ministry and church. Even the apostle John saw these same things, but we are unaware that we have fulfilled them, saying: 9 And the huge dragon was cast down and out--that age-old serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, he who is the seducer and deceiver of all humanity the world over; he was forced out and down to the earth, and his angels were flung out along with him.” (Rev 12:9 Ampl) Is God deceived when He tells the apostles that Satan would deceive the whole world? Does that not include even the church of Jesus Christ? Yes, even the church has been deceived. It is true that the body is a unit, consisting out of many members, each having a different function, but that is not what all those churches are? Do they work together? Do they even support each other financially when they are in need? Do you even know what is happening in your brother’s church? You hypocrites! First there must be a brokenness and repentance before any revival could spontaneously, by the Spirit of God, break through! If you cannot even accept the prophets whom YHWH, through signs send to you, how would you even work together? And under whose authority will you work together? Under Paul’s or Apollo’s or another? What room have you now made for the Spirit of God to operate and unite you? When God send me to you to prophecy His words to you, why do you reject the words of the prophets? This was never the way God has done it in the past. This was not the way He did it in the time of Moses? For the Holy Spirit prophesied about the last days, saying: 15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet from the midst of your brethren like me; to him you shall listen.” (Deut 18:15 Ampl) Many say: “But this prophecy referred to Jesus!” Correct, but have you not read what was prophesied: “5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.”(Mal 4:5 Ampl) Will not the time of Yahshua’s coming be a great and terrible day for some? Or has Yahshua, our Messiah, come yet? The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria email@example.com & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
The scripture says: “YHWH will Himself send you a sign, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes?” Did not even the prophet Joel speak about this same day: “1 BLOW THE trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on My holy Mount Zion. Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the judgment of the Lord is coming; it is close at hand 2 A day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and of thick mists and darkness, like the morning dawn spread upon the mountains; so there comes a heathen, hostile people numerous and mighty, the like of which has never been before and shall not be again even to the years of many generations. 3 A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns; the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yes, and none has escaped the ravages of the devouring hordes. 4 Their appearance is like the appearance of horses, and like war horses and horsemen, so do they run. 5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of the mountains they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire devouring the stubble, like a mighty people set in battle array. [Rev. 9:7, 9.] 6 Before them the peoples are in anguish; all faces become pale. 7 They run like mighty men; they climb the wall like men of war. They march each one straight ahead on his ways, and they do not break their ranks. 8 Neither does one thrust upon another; they walk everyone in his path. And they burst through and upon the weapons, yet they are not wounded and do not change their course. 9 They leap upon the city; they run upon the wall; they climb up on and into the houses; they enter in at the windows like a thief. 10 The earth quakes before them; the heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened and the stars withdraw their shining. [Rev. 9:2-4; 16:14.] 11 And the Lord utters His voice before His army, for His host is very great, and they are strong and powerful who execute God's word. For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible, and who can endure it? [Isa. 26:20, 21; 34:1-4, 8; Rev. 6:16, 17.] (Joel 2:1-11 Ampl) How foolish men are? They want to see unity before repentance. They are unaware of what is coming in the future, because they are blinded. They will also remain blinded, unless they listen the prophets whom YHWH, Himself, have raised up and sent to them, stop listening to their own prophets who have set up all their idols in their hearts, when listening to the Spirit of God.
A call to fast and mourn 12 Therefore also now, says the Lord, turn and keep on coming to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning, until every hindrance is removed and the broken fellowship is restored. 13 Rend your hearts and not your garments and return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in loving-kindness; and He revokes His sentence of evil when His conditions are met. 14 Who knows but what He will turn, revoke your sentence of evil, and leave a blessing behind Him, giving you the means with which to serve Him, even a cereal or meal offering and a drink offering for the Lord, your God? 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion; set apart a fast, a day of restraint and humility; call a solemn assembly. 16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation; assemble the elderly people, gather the children and the nursing infants; let the bridegroom, who is legally exempt from attending go forth from his chamber and the bride out of her closet. None is exempt from the humiliation. 17 Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar; and let them say, Have pity and spare Your people, O Lord, and give not Your heritage to reproach, that the heathen nations should rule over them or use a byword against them. Why should they say among the peoples, Where is their God? (Joel 2:12-17 Ampl) There will be no blessing without repentance! There will be no victory without humbling one self and ones ideas and one’s perverse doctrines and one’s church denominations and controlling systems. How foolish and hypocritical we are, to think we could work together in false pretence of working together for only a season and then return right back to our old ways and old doctrines. Only if we truly turned back to God, stopping all our hatred towards one another, stopping all our denominations, realizing that we have been deceived, calling ourselves sister churches, leaving all the walls of separation behind, for there will be no separation in heaven, weeping before God for our sins, then YHWH The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria firstname.lastname@example.org & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
might accept our foolishness again. For then the Holy Spirit promise that all that we have desired will be done for those who repent. But we will not see these great promises, if we do not first, like Daniel, break down before God, realizing that all that was prophesied about this generation, has been fulfilled in us, as was written: 3 Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the apostasy comes first, unless the predicted great falling away of those who have professed to be Christians has come, and the man of lawlessness or sin is revealed, who is the son of doom or of perdition. (2Thess 2:3 Ampl) Now is the apostle deceived, when he prophesied to this generation that the great falling away has already taken place? Or have we been blinded so much that we also are unable to see that what we call church, was not what Jesus ever intended. Even this also is an abomination in God’s sight. If the great harlot was the Roman Catholic Church, who then is her daughters? For the scriptures says: 4 The woman was robed in purple and scarlet and bedecked with gold, precious stones, and pearls, and she was holding in her hand a golden cup full of the accursed offenses and the filth of her lewdness and vice. 5 And on her forehead there was inscribed a name of mystery, with a secret symbolic meaning: “Babylon the great, the mother of prostitutes, idolatresses and of the filth and atrocities and abominations of the earth. 6 I also saw that the woman was drunk, drunk with the blood of the saints, God's people and the blood of the martyrs who witnessed for Jesus. And when I saw her, I was utterly amazed and wondered greatly. (Rev 17:4-6 Ampl) Did not the Protestants come out of the Roman Catholic Church? But now they are known as the Protestants, having their own religion and set of doctrines, dividing themselves from others by name. Did not the Charismatics and the Pentecostal churches come out of these, but kept all their basic systems of religion and form? It is true that they have a revelation about the Holy Spirit baptism, but have kept all the controlling systems of the former. This is an abomination in God’s sight, the Lord Jesus Himself warns the churches of Pergamum and Thyatira, saying: 14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: you have some people there who are clinging to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to set a trap and a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to entice them to eat food that had been sacrificed to idols and to practice lewdness, giving themselves up to sexual vice. [Num. 25:1, 2; 31:16.] 15 You also have some who in a similar way are clinging to the teaching of the Nicolaitans, those corrupters of the people, which thing I hate. 16 Repent then! Or else I will come to you quickly and fight against them with the sword of My mouth. (Rev 2:14-15 Ampl) Today, both the teaching of Balaam and the teaching of the Nicolaitans are operating in your church denominations! Many do not even know what these teaching are, but you and your congregations are practicing them. How will you know whether they are practicing them? When they reject those whom Yahshua send to them! For they have assumed the superior position of authority, creating a laity, which Jesus told His disciples not to do, just like the Roman Catholic church has done. I am only stating the truth as God’s plumb-line and not in judgment of any man, for only God can judge the final judgement of all men’s hearts. The Lord Jesus is very serious about those who practice these teaching in His church, saying: 20 But I have this against you: that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, claiming to be inspired, and who is teaching and leading astray my servants and beguiling them into practicing sexual vice and eating food sacrificed to idols. 21 I gave her time to repent, but she has no desire to repent of her immorality, symbolic of idolatry and refuses to do so. 22 Take note: I will throw her on a bed of anguish, and those who commit adultery with her, her paramours I will bring down to pressing distress and severe affliction, unless they turn away their minds from conduct such as hers and repent of their doings. 23 And I will strike her children, her proper followers dead, thoroughly exterminating them. And all the assemblies and churches shall recognize and understand that I am He Who searches minds, the thoughts, feelings, and purposes and the inmost hearts, and I will give to each of you the reward for what you have done as your work deserves. (Rev 2:20-23 Ampl) Jesus loves His church and will not allow them to be deceived any longer. Those who prophecy only what they want to hear, and those who follow them, have committed spiritual sexual immorality, which is idolatry against Yahshua – Jesus Christ. Since Yahshua loves them He will grant them time to repent, but if they will not stop this heart and attitude of spiritual manipulation, they will be cast on a severe bed of suffering. Why have the church not feared God? Why have the people, who all have bibles, not questioned the way things have The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria email@example.com & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
been done in the church organizations, because they are deceived. The punishment on those who have led the people will be more severe, because they refused to listen to the prophets whom God has sent to them in this hour.
The promise for those who repent of idolatry Men have hurt the heart of YHWH, because all they want is to see the signs, miracles and wonders, but does not want the God of the miracles, nor do they want to repent of all they had done and build up over many years, refusing to break down what they have build – their church systems of control. Now a time has come for all churches to break down and destroy what they have built and turn to God. All who have idolised their ministries and gifts, forgetting that they were nothing before God called them; they will be refined by fire on the day terrible day of the Lord. All, who now repent, mourning with a sincere heart before God; they will taste the greatness of God’s forgiveness; those who do not seek the blessing of God, but God, not worshipping Him for what they can get from Him, to them mercy will be shown, as was prophesied: 18 Then was the Lord jealous for His land and had pity on His people. 19 Yes, the Lord answered and said to His people: “Behold, I am sending you grain and juice of the grape and oil, and you shall be satisfied with them; and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen nations. 20 But I will remove far off from you the northern destroyer's army and will drive it into a land barren and desolate, with its front toward the eastern Dead Sea and with its rear toward the western Mediterranean Sea. And its stench shall come up like that of a decaying mass of locusts, a symbol and forecast of the fate of the northern army in the final day of the Lord, and its foul odour shall come up, because He has done great things, the Lord will have destroyed the invaders! 21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done great things! [Zech. 12:8-10.] 22 Be not afraid, you wild beasts of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness have sprung up and are green; the tree bears its fruit, and the fig tree and the vine yield their full strength. 23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord, your God; for He gives you the former or early rain in just measure and in righteousness, and He causes to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, as before. 24 And the threshing floors shall be full of grain and the vats shall overflow with juice of the grape and oil. 25 And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten, the hopping locust, the stripping locust, and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you. 26 And you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied and praise the name of the Lord, your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you. And My people shall never be put to shame. 27 And you shall know, understand, and realize that I am in the midst of Israel and that I the Lord am your God and there is none else. My people shall never be put to shame. (Joel 2:18-27 Ampl) Those who have a true broken heart before God, they will see the Glory of YHWH. They will taste the restoration of all things; they will eat of the fruit and drink of the juice and the vine in the paradise of God. They will not be put to shame again; to them will be given oil that will never run out again.
How beautiful on the mountains Many might ask: “But will there be an out pouring of the Spirit of God in these last days? Will those who have kept themselves in the righteousness of God; not defiling their garments, will they see, in these last days, an out pouring of God’s Spirit? The prophet Joel, looking into the future, prophesied about another time, when the Spirit of YHWH will be poured out on all flesh, saying: 28 And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. 29 Even upon the menservants and upon the maidservants in those days will I pour out My Spirit. 30 And I will show signs and wonders in the heavens, and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. 32 And whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered and saved, for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the remnant of survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls. (Joel 2:1-32 Ampl) This prophecy was only partially fulfilled on the day of Pentecost. But the scriptures prophecy, saying: 7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria firstname.lastname@example.org & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
says to Zion, Your God reigns! 8 Hark, your watchmen lift up their voices; together they sing for joy; for they shall see eye to eye the return of the Lord to Zion. 9 Break forth joyously, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem! 10 The Lord has made bare His holy arm before the eyes of all the nations, revealing Himself as the One by Whose direction the redemption of Israel from captivity is accomplished, and all the ends of the earth shall witness the salvation of our God. 11 Depart, depart, go out from there! Touch no unclean thing! Go out of the midst of her - Babylon; cleanse yourselves and be clean, you who bear the vessels of the Lord on your journey from there. 12 For you will not go out with haste, nor will you go in flight as was necessary when Israel left Egypt; for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard. (Isa 52:7-12 Ampl) Now a time has come that the watchmen of YHWH will appear on the mountain, and calls all men to repent and turn to God. How can men repent and turn to God, if they must pay to be part of a meeting? The meeting held in South Africa, called ‘turn to God’, was held at a price. This meeting became more of a show then meeting of weeping and mourning. Is this the kind of fast God required of them? Is this the sacred assembly, which the prophet Joel speaks of? This also is an abomination in God’s sight! This is idolatry and all those who practise these things will be cast on a bed of suffering, which is now coming, which will purify them through fire. Now the call goes out again: “14 If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.” (2Chron 7:14 Ampl)
Zebulun and Issachar During a 40 day fast in 2002, the word of the Lord came to me: 18 And of Zebulun he said: Rejoice, Zebulun, in your interests abroad, and you, Issachar, in your tents at home. 19 They shall call the people unto Mount Carmel; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness, for they shall suck the abundance of the seas and the treasures hid in the sand. (Deut 33:18-19 Ampl) Then the Lord said: “These two tribes – Zebulun and Issachar, from them will come the two witnesses.” Will the church now accomplish the works of God without those whom Yahshua send to them? For even Paul said: 1 SO THEN, let us apostles be looked upon as ministering servants of Christ and stewards or trustees of the mysteries, the secret purposes of God. 2 Moreover, it is essentially required of stewards that a man should be found faithful, proving himself worthy of trust. 3 But as for me personally, it matters very little to me that I should be put on trial by you on this point, and that you or any other human tribunal should investigate and question and cross-question me. I do not even put myself on trial and judge myself. 4 I am not conscious of anything against myself, and I feel blameless; but I am not vindicated and acquitted before God on that account. It is the Lord Himself Who examines and judges me. 5 So do not make any hasty or premature judgments before the time when the Lord comes again, for He will both bring to light the secret things that are now hidden in darkness and disclose and expose the secret aims and motives and purposes of hearts. Then every man will receive his due commendation from God. 6 Now I have applied all this about parties and factions to myself and Apollos for your sakes, brethren, so that from what I have said of us as illustrations, you may learn to think of men in accordance with Scripture and not to go beyond that which is written, that none of you may be puffed up and inflated with pride and boast in favour of one minister and teacher against another. 7 For who separates you from the others as a faction leader? Who makes you superior and sets you apart from another, giving you the pre-eminence? What have you that was not given to you? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you had not received, but had gained it by your own efforts? 8 You behave as if you are already filled and think you have enough, you are full and content, feeling no need of anything more! Already you have become rich! Without any counsel or instruction from us, in your conceit, you have ascended your thrones and come into your kingdom without including us! And would that it were true and that you did reign, so that we might be sharing the kingdom with The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria email@example.com & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
you! 9 For it seems to me that God has made an exhibit of us apostles, exposing us to view last of all, like men in a triumphal procession who are sentenced to death and displayed at the end of the line. For we have become a spectacle to the world, a show in the world's amphitheatre, with both men and angels as spectators. 10 We are looked upon as fools on account of Christ and for His sake, but you are supposedly so amazingly wise and prudent in Christ! We are weak, but you are so very strong! You are highly esteemed, but we are in disrepute and contempt! 11 To this hour we have gone both hungry and thirsty; we habitually wear but one undergarment and shiver in the cold; we are roughly knocked about and wander around homeless. 12 And we still toil unto weariness for our living, working hard with our own hands. When men revile us, wound us with an accursed sting, we bless them. When we are persecuted, we take it patiently and endure it. 13 When we are slandered and defamed, we try to answer softly and bring comfort. We have been made and are now the rubbish and filth of the world, the offscouring of all things, the scum of the earth. 14 I do not write this to shame you, but to warn and counsel you as my beloved children. (1Cor 4:1-14 Ampl) We, just like the apostle Paul, ask you a question? Have you now come to fullness without us? How do you know where to go without the eyes that YHWH sent you? Have you become so rich and that YHWH can not send you His words, by the mouth of His prophets? Will you treat us as those who walk at the back of the procession, to be mocked and killed?
True Trails of Fire Man cannot make the Spirit of God go where He desires, for the Jesus, Himself said: 5 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot ever enter the kingdom of God. 6 What is born of from the flesh is flesh; of the physical is physical; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not do not be surprised, astonished at My telling you, You must all be born anew, from above. 8 The wind blows and breathes where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. (John 3:5-8 Ampl) Do you know where the wind will blow today, tomorrow or the next day? Do you know who will be born of the Spirit next and in what pattern will the fire of God run? Can any man determine the trials of fire, carried by the wind of the Spirit of YHWH? What is more can you even light the fire of the hearts of men, by your human effort without prayer and fasting? Why, when the Holy Spirit, show you a vision do you try to make a fire trail for God? Who appointed man as the wind? Is it not good enough for the prophet only to deliver the message, if they are even prophets released by God, but must you now muddy the water by your interpretation and application to the prophetic word? If you desire to truly hear the voice of God, why do you not wait until God sends you His words, confirming it by His prophets. It is true that YHWH wants to start a fire in South Africa and that it will burn across the face of the whole earth. Many of those prophets, in the past, who saw this vision, did not try to make the vision come to pass. YHWH â€“ God, Himself, will bring this vision to pass. But the question is how?
Not by power nor by might, but by My Spirit In 2001, The Holy Spirit spoke to Graham Power to get the people to start praying together. In obedience to God He did as the Holy Spirit had confirmed it to him. He did not determine the pattern, nor the extend, but was only shown the vision of what God will do, far beyond his control. This vision grew to become the world day of prayer. What is sad about that, God never told Graham Power to make a day of prayer out of it, but that this should become like a flame of fire that swept across the face of the earth, not becoming another organisation and ritual, which only happens once a year on Pentecost. Even in the time of Zerubbabel and the High Priest Joshua, they could not complete the work which, they were commanded to complete â€“ building the temple. Then YHWH had to send them two prophets to encourage and to rebuke them for not yet having completed the work of the Lord. They got distracted and God could not bless them until they had completed this work to not only lay the foundation of the temple, but to also complete it, The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria firstname.lastname@example.org & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
as was prophesied: 2 And said to me: “What do you see?” I said: “I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold, with its bowl for oil on the top of it and its seven lamps on it, and there are seven pipes to each of the seven lamps which are upon the top of it. 3 And there are two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl and the other upon the left side of it feeding it continuously with oil.” 4 So I asked the angel who talked with me: “What are these, my lord?” 5 Then the angel who talked with me answered me: “Do you not know what these are?” And I said: “No, my lord.” 6 Then he said to me, This addition of the bowl to the candlestick, causing it to yield a ceaseless supply of oil from the olive trees is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying: “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit of Whom the oil is a symbol,” says the Lord of hosts. 7 For who are you, O great mountain of human obstacles? Before Zerubbabel, who with Joshua had led the return of the exiles from Babylon and was undertaking the rebuilding of the temple, before him you shall become a plain, a mere molehill! And he shall bring forth the finishing gable stone of the new temple with loud shouting’s of the people, crying: “Grace, grace to it!” [Ezra 4:1-5, 24; Isa. 40:4.] 8 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundations of this house; his hands shall also finish it. Then you shall know and recognize and understand that the Lord of hosts has sent me, His messenger to you. 10 Who with reason despises the day of small things? For these seven shall rejoice when they see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel. These seven are the eyes of the Lord which run to and fro throughout the whole earth. 11 Then I said to him the angel who talked with me: “What are these two olive trees on the right side of the lampstand and on the left side of it? 12 And a second time I said to him: “What are these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden tubes or spouts by which the golden oil is emptied out?” 13 And he answered me: “Do you not know what these are?” And I said: “No, my lord.” 14 Then said he: “These are the two sons of oil who stand before the Lord of the whole earth as His anointed instruments. (Zech 4:2-14 Ampl) Have you never read what the scriptures said? So that what was spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled: “He shall be called a Nazarene, Branch, Separated One...(Isa 11:1 Ampl) so that the words of the prophet David could come to pass: “7 Then said I, Behold, I come; in the volume of the book it is written of me; 8 I delight to do Your will, O my God; yes, Your law is within my heart. 9 I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly, tidings of uprightness and right standing with God. Behold, I have not restrained my lips, as You know, O Lord. 10 I have not concealed Your righteousness within my heart; I have proclaimed Your faithfulness and Your salvation. I have not hid away Your steadfast love and Your truth from the great assembly. 11 Withhold not Your tender mercy from me, O Lord; let Your loving-kindness and Your truth continually preserve me! 12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about; my iniquities have taken such hold on me that I am not able to look up. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart has failed me and forsaken me. 13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; O Lord, make haste to help me! 14 Let them be put to shame and confounded together who seek and require my life to destroy it; let them be driven backward and brought to dishonour who wish me evil and delight in my hurt! 15 Let them be desolate by reason of their shame who say to me, Aha, aha! 16 Let all those that seek and require You rejoice and be glad in You; let such as love Your salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified! 17 As for me I am poor and needy, yet the Lord takes thought and plans for me. You are my Help and my Deliverer. O my God, do not tarry! (Psa 40:7-17 Ampl) It is time for the people to stop offering defiled offerings to the Lord and to bring offerings in righteousness. Now a time has come for all who hear the words and the voice of the watchmen, upon the mountain of YHWH Mount Carmel, just like, it was in the time of the prophet Elijah, would have to choose to follow Baal and Balaam and worship him or follow YAH – the Great I AM – the God who appeared to Moses, and Yahshua – Jesus Christ and follow Him. Let us now stop our manipulation of God’s Spirit and let go of our control and The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria email@example.com & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
controlling systems of religion, for they will soon be punished. Let us come out of them opening our eyes, seeing that the army of God is already ready to destroy all who will not repent and turn from their wicked attitudes, coming out of the north upon Israel. For Yahshua Himself warn you, saying: “17 For you say, I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing; and you do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 Therefore I counsel you to purchase from Me gold refined and tested by fire, that you may be truly wealthy, and white clothes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nudity from being seen, and salve to put on your eyes, that you may see. 19 Those whom I dearly and tenderly love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten, I discipline and instruct them. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent, changing your mind and attitude. [Prov. 3:12.] 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he will eat with Me. 21 He who overcomes, is victorious, I will grant him to sit beside Me on My throne, as I Myself overcame and was victorious and sat down beside My Father on His throne. 22 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the Holy Spirit says to the assemblies or churches.(Rev 3:17-22 Ampl)
Fire will go out of Southern Africa We all desire to see the glory and the power of God operate in signs and wonders, so that the world may know we serve the only True God – YHWH, who is the God of the prophets and the apostles. What is more we desire to see the words of Jesus Christ come to pass in our lives, saying: 12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. (John 14:12 Ampl) We desire to see the greater works of God in our generation, so that the great exploits of Daniel could be fulfilled also in us. The question, which I asked the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, is whether we will see these works now? Or has this generation been so far from God that only individuals will see His glory? Will the churches, which are so divided in doctrine and the understanding of God’s word, actually be able to work together? Will they let go of their denominations and excepting the prophets whom God send them? I also wondered whether we will see a revival, which will sweep across the nation of South Africa and the world? Or are we so close to the end and that only Yahshua’s coming will be able to sort out the mess the church is in, for, by the Lord’s own word, He revealed an awful truth, saying through a parable, describing the last days: 24 Another parable He set forth before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while he was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed also darnel, weeds resembling wheat, among the wheat, and went on his way. 26 So when the plants sprouted and formed grain, the darnel or weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants of the owner came to him and said: “Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Then how does it have darnel shoots in it? 28 He replied to them, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him: “Then do you want us to go and weed them out?” 29 But he said: “No, lest in gathering the wild wheat, weeds resembling wheat, you root up the true wheat along with it. 30 Let them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will say to the reapers, Gather the darnel first and bind it in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my granary. (Matt 13:24-30 Ampl) To fight an enemy whom you cannot see is not an easy task. Although Yahshua told us that we could only recognise them by their fruit even this is not easy. God is a merciful God showing his love to a thousand generation of those who love Him and obey His commands, but He will punish those who hate Him and reject His voice. YHWH is righteous in all that He says and does. His judgment is perfect and none can find any fault in Him. He alone sees the hearts of men, with His eyes of fire. He will judge each man according to what His hearts attitude and motives were. He will judge between leaders and their churches. He will also judge between members of the same congregation. YHWH told the prophet Ezekiel: 2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them, The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria firstname.lastname@example.org & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
even to the spiritual shepherds, Thus says the Lord God: Woe to the spiritual shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the sheep? 3 You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you kill the fatlings, but you do not feed the sheep. 4 The diseased and weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the hurt and crippled you have not bandaged, those gone astray you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought to find, but with force and hardhearted harshness you have ruled them. 5 And they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild beasts of the field. 6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains and upon every high hill; yes, My sheep were scattered upon all the face of the earth and no one searched or sought for them. 7 Therefore, you spiritual shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 8 As I live, says the Lord God, surely because My sheep became a prey, and My sheep became food for every beast of the field because there was no shepherd--neither did My shepherds search for My sheep, but the shepherds fed themselves and fed not My sheep-- 9 Therefore, O you spiritual shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 10 Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My sheep at their hand and cause them to cease feeding the sheep, neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more. I will rescue My sheep from their mouths, that they may not be food for them. 11 For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I Myself, will search for My sheep and will seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his sheep in the day that he is among his flock that are scattered, so will I seek out My sheep; and I will rescue them out of all places where they have been scattered in the day of clouds and thick darkness. 13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and will bring them to their own land; and I will feed them upon the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them with good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be; there shall they lie down in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed My sheep and I will cause them to lie down, says the Lord God. 16 I will seek that which was lost and bring back that which has strayed, and I will bandage the hurt and the crippled and will strengthen the weak and the sick, but I will destroy the fat and the strong, who have become hardhearted and perverse; I will feed them with judgment and punishment. (Ezek 34:1-16 Ampl) God will punish the leaders of churches more severely, if they will not humble themselves. He will also separate between sheep and sheep, as was written: 17 And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord God: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between the rams and the great he-goats, the malicious and the tyrants of the pasture. 18 Is it too little for you that you feed on the best pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture? And to have drunk of the waters clarified by subsiding, but you must foul the rest of the water with your feet? 19 And My flock, must they feed on what your feet have trodden and drink what your feet have fouled? 20 Therefore thus says the Lord God to them: Behold, I, I Myself, will judge between fat sheep and impoverished sheep, or fat goats and lean goats. 21 Because you push with side and with shoulder and thrust with your horns all those that have become weak and diseased, till you have scattered them abroad, 22 Therefore will I rescue My flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23 And I will raise up over them one Shepherd and He shall feed them, even My Servant David; He shall feed them and He shall be their Shepherd. 24 And I the Lord will be their God and My Servant David a Prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it. 25 And I will confirm with them a covenant of peace and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land, and My people shall dwell safely in the wilderness, desert, or pastureland and sleep confidently in the woods. 26 And I will make them and the places round about My hill a blessing, and I will cause the showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing of good insured by God's favour. 27 And the tree of the field shall yield its fruit and the earth shall yield its increase; and My people shall be secure in their land, and they shall be confident and know, understand and realize that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bars of their yoke and have delivered them out of the hand of those who made slaves of them. 28 And they shall no more be a prey to the nations, nor shall the beasts of the earth devour them, but they shall dwell safely and none shall make them afraid, in the day of the Messiah's reign. 29 And I will raise up for them a planting of crops for renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land nor bear the reproach of the nations any longer. 30 Then shall they The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria email@example.com & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
know positively that I, the Lord their God, am with them and that they, the house of Israel, are My people, says the Lord God, 31 And that you, My sheep, the sheep of My pasture, are only men and I am your God, says the Lord God. (Ezek 34:1-16 Ampl) The prophet Malachi, prophesied about these days saying: 1 BEHOLD, I send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, the Messiah, Whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; the Messenger or Angel of the covenant, Whom you desire, behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts. 2 But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap; 3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the priests, the sons of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord offerings in righteousness. (Mal 3:13 Ampl) Who will be able to truly remain standing on the great and the terrible day of the Lord Jesus’ coming when He will come to judge the works of all men’s hearts? After I had poured out my heart to the Lord Jesus in both dismay and disgust, the Lord gave me another scripture to explain that He will use all for the sake of those who love Him, even our misguided efforts and perversions, to accomplish His task: 15 Some, it is true, actually preach Christ, the Messiah for no better reason than out of envy and rivalry, party spirit, but others are doing so out of a loyal spirit and goodwill. 16 The latter proclaim Christ out of love, because they recognize and know that I am providentially put here for the defence of the good news, the Gospel. 17 But the former preach Christ out of a party spirit, insincerely, out of no pure motive, but thinking to annoy me, supposing they are making my bondage more bitter and my chains more galling. 18 But what does it matter, so long as either way, whether in pretence, for personal ends or in all honesty, for the furtherance of the Truth, Christ is being proclaimed? And in that I now rejoice, yes, and I shall rejoice hereafter also. (Php 1:15-18 Ampl) I have no grudge against any church or any man. I only speak what the Father has told me to speak. Only that can I speak. Thus, Yahshua, in His great wisdom and mercy, say: “I know that the hearts of many are in idolatry and presumption. I also know that the hearts of men are perverse and do things for selfish gain. I also know those who do it is love and zeal for My kingdom, desiring to see that gospel preached and as many as possible be saved. I will be the final judge, but as long as the gospel is preached!” The time is so short and that the Lord’s urgency is so great, that it does not matter what the motive He desires to see as many as possible to turn and accept Him. If I desired to please men or had my own agenda I would not tell you what the Lord had said. Even I do not desire to stand in the Lord’s way.
True unity in the body On the 4th of July 2008, the Lord revealed the future glories of the next age to me. He allowed me to taste the beginning of eternal life and its rewards with it. After having been in the 3rd Heaven over many days, my body started to change, I no longer became hungry or thirsty, nor did I need any sleep any more. What was more, I also started to taste the glorious powers of the coming age, for the scriptures says: 30 How could one have chased a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had delivered them up? 31 For their rock is not like our Rock, even our enemies themselves judge this. (Deut 32:3031 Ampl) and also 18 Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be what is already permitted in heaven. 19 Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree, harmonize together, make a symphony together about whatever, anything and everything they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For wherever two or three are gathered, drawn together as My followers in or into My name, there I AM in the midst of them. [Exod. 3:14.] (Matt 18:18-20 Ampl) YHWH showed me the power when two agree in Him and in His Name. I had seen how the words, that was written by the apostles, can only come to pass when men are one in heart and mind, agreeing in the Spirit, as was written: 14 All of these with their minds in full agreement devoted themselves steadfastly to prayer, waiting together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers. (Acts 1:14 Ampl) and also 1 AND WHEN the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all assembled together in one place, 2 When suddenly there came a sound from heaven like the rushing of a The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria firstname.lastname@example.org & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house in which they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled, diffused throughout their souls with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other, different, foreign languages or tongues, as the Spirit kept giving them clear and loud expression, in each tongue in appropriate words. (Act 2:1-4 Ampl) and 42 And they steadfastly persevered, devoting themselves constantly to the instruction and fellowship of the apostles, to the breaking of bread, including the Lord's Supper and prayers. 43 And a sense of awe, reverential fear, came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were performed through the apostles or the special messengers. (Acts 2:42-43 Ampl) And again: 24 And when they heard it, lifted their voices together with one united mind to God and said, O Sovereign Lord, You are He Who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything that is in them: 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they continued to speak the Word of God with freedom and boldness and courage. 32 Now the company of believers was of one heart and soul, and not one of them claimed that anything which he possessed was exclusively his own, but everything they had was in common and for the use of all. 33 And with great strength and ability and power the apostles delivered their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace, loving-kindness and favour and goodwill) rested richly upon them all. (Act 4:31-33 Ampl) The Lord showed me how when only two, truly agree, in heart and mind and in Spirit, waiting on Him, repenting of their sins and confessing their sins to one another, praying in unison, all calling upon His Name in Spirit and in truth, then He can move. Then His Presence is drawn to the congregation, even if they are only two, then He can baptise them with the Holy Spirit and Fire, just like He did on the day of Pentecost. Only then will the church be able to see the power and ability of the Holy Spirit operating in and on and through them, so that signs and wonders could be done by those chosen by the Spirit of God. My prayer is not that this letter will make men angry at me for not agreeing with them or making it sound like I do not want unity and are only a trouble maker and a stirrer. No, but rather that all will repent and humble themselves under God’s might hand so that He could truly pour out His Spirit on all flesh. No superficial repentance will do. No superficial unity will do. No human led organisation will be able to get the glory. No man must put His hand to what God wants to do. Neither can we try to force the hand of God by manipulative prophecy or manipulation, which is witchcraft and rebellion. But as prophets, send to help the body of Christ, and not a church, to attain to the greatness of the goal, which all in South Africa have desired for many generations. This is a challenge especially to the leaders and shepherds, not to try and control what God wants to do though brothers and sisters, which are not leaders, but has been chosen by God. Let us as leaders not muddy the waters for those who truly love God and want to obey His voice. Do not think you can keep your church and it old ways and doctrines when God starts to move. For your structures and systems have been in God’s way until now. Do not make the same mistakes those in Toronto made, trying to control God’s Spirit and the way He desires to work. It took them 3 years to learn from their mistakes. They had to find out that they, the leaders, were in the way of God. They still had a role to play as facilitators, but were not in control anymore. A last warning to the leaders and shepherds of all those who desire to see God’s glory flow in South Africa and not in your church: “Get out of the way!” Now do I say this because I want to control you? No, but as a prophet, YHWH has sent me, and set me apart in this generation, and appointed me through signs in the heavens, to help complete the work, which He started in South Africa. It is my greatest desire to see the hand of God move, but no false move will do! Do not be deceived, for your hour of glory will be short, if you do not obey the words of the prophets, who were raised up for this purpose and time. We do not desire to stand in God’s way either, but to see the hand of Zerubbabel, Graham Power, who laid the foundation, also to complete it. The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria email@example.com & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za
Prophetic Word to the Leaders of Fire Trails: “But if you will not listen, then I will destroy this work, which you have started, and will blow away, which you have done and will put you to shame before all the nations. What is more I will scatter you and your country before the nations. The nation of South Africa and Southern Africa will be plundered and ravaged. You men of war, old than 16 years old, will fight in war not their own and will die in a war not for their own sake, says the LORD – YHWH, who has brought you to this hour! What is more, what you feared will come upon you. The indigenous tribes will kill your sons and daughters and will make you a by word and hissing, because you refused to repent of your hatred towards one another. I will also cast all those who do not take warning and pay close attention to My words, on a bed of suffering. Your offspring will be cast into confusion and panic, when the overflowing scourge will come upon you. It will come upon you morning by morning, until you are destroyed, like I destroyed the last Israelite who would not believe My word which I had sent by My servant Moses.” says the Lord Yahshua. “But if you will heed My words and the words of those prophets whom I send to you in this hour, you will be prosperous and victorious over all your enemies. Many nations and languages, whom you do not know will come to you and acknowledge that I have loved you and have chosen you. They will worship Me and great amounts of international valuta will pour into your country and will cause My Name to glorified among all the nations of the world. Therefore, South Africa, pay close attention to the worlds of those whom I send to you, for this is your last chance to fulfil your destiny, which I, in My grace and mercy has promised to your forefathers, who feared Me and desired to please Me. I will break you free from the bond of oppression and will give you the Morning Star! You will also rule and reign with Me, just like I now sit and rule and reign with My Father in Heaven on His throne. Let all the churches and the congregations hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.” “Therefore, now look South Africa, there is a smell of rain in the air if you will obey and listen to my words, from this day forward, I will bless you and show My mighty hand in signs and wonders and miracles. I will do signs in the heavens and wonders on the earth beneath, the sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the Great and the Terrible Day of the LORD – YHWH, comes. And all who call on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ – Yahshua, their Messiah, shall be saved.” 16 Thus says the Lord: Who makes a way through the sea and a path through the mighty waters, 17 Who brings forth chariot and horse, army and mighty warrior. They lie down together, they cannot rise; they are extinguished, they are quenched like a lampwick: 18 Do not earnestly remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isa 43:16-19 Ampl) Yahshua had called us to measure not only that which the leaders and Presidents of the world are planning, but also the church, for judgement begins with the house hold of God. It is the vision of some church leaders that as many as possible, different denominations and ministries in South Africa, on 3 paths or trails, to work together to see not only a great harvest but also a revival and a uniting of the body of Christ. Jesus reveals it a idolatry, the plans of men and not God. The day of the Lord, which will test the work of each man’s labour is at hand. Man have accepted the belief to divide by name – denominationalism. This is and has always been an abomination in God’s sight. This very mindset in the church, has set up strong systems of control, which is based on tow teaching which Jesus has always hated: The teaching of the Nicolaitans and the teaching of Jezebel. These systems has always hated the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the prophets whom God send them. Will the church listen this last time or be cast on a bed of suffering to purify them? Will they pay attention to the prophets whom YHWH send them?
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YHWH does desire for the righteous to see His glory, but just not in the way men might attempt it. A total realization must come in the church, that we have sinned against God, though our controlling systems, try to even manipulate the Spirit of God. We must break up or factions of denominations and stop following any man. Only when we are broken before God, recognising our apostasy, will He be able to hear us and revive us. YHWH wants to do a knew thing, but how can it take place if we still say the old is better? • • • •
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• Earth moving events Coming All glory belong to YHWH is Yahshua alone, who holds and guides the destiny of nations. Amen. From His servants and witnesses.
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