Rev. 10:3-4, “And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roared: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write; and I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not”.
Rev. 10:7, “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets”.
John, while on the isle of Patmos, was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day. He, being caught up into a heavenly realm, begins to behold things of God that speak of and point to things concerning our present day. After seeing the opening of the first six seals, what was it that John then began to see? Rev. 7:1, “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree?”
Just what was it that John was being shown? With the four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, we should recognize and look beyond the natural earth into the spiritual realm. Upon this natural earth God has placed His created earthman. This man is earth’s highest form of creation and has a soul with four parts or manifestations. With man created to become a spiritual creation, to receive the life of God in becoming a living soul, these angels are then to influence the spiritual earth called man. This man finds that the four areas of his soul are knowing the four messengers that are holding back the winds of destruction that are to come upon fallen humanity. Rebellion, as it exist in fallen man soul, causes this need for judgment, but God’s judgment is being held back until His messengers complete the sealing of the servants of God taking place in the forehead, that is a people putting on the mind of Christ. Is this pointing to man’s time of preparation being completed, does it point to Christ’ fulfillment in man?
God, in creating the earth and the earthman as spoken of here, He is also speaking of spiritual things. When pointing to the sea and the trees He is again speaking of spiritual things. Thus, John is beholding things within the man on a spiritual level that reveals the areas of needed redemption. The earth spoken of here speaks of the need as it exists within the carnal man who yields himself to the things of the flesh and its appetites. Fallen man may know about God, but he does not maintain an intimate and maturing relationship with Him. The sea is speaking of the carnal nations, as it flows from the heart, the soul of the carnal man. Tongues and people of the world are the nations who, by establishing their own carnal governments, they are rejecting the government of God from having rulership over them. Trees bring into focus the Christian community people which, because of religious carnality ruling over their minds through religious activities, this allows the enemy of God to plant tares among them. For this cause, judgment begins in the house of the Lord which brings forth the needed separation concerning the harvest field containing a mixture of wheat and tares. The mixed up Christian community shall know its day of separation as because of vessels receiving or rejecting the Christ nature.
In Rev. 7:2-3 God continues to reveal the events and man’s need for this our season in God. “And I saw another angel ascending from the east [consider the eastern gate and Christ appearing], having the seal of the living God; and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, hurt not the earth neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads”. From these scriptures, revelation with understanding comes concerning the events of our season. With these four angels of destruction being held back for a time, the work of the ministry of God is to disciple a people as they learn of Christ and put on the mind of Christ. God uses the number four as His number for tribulation and these four angels speak of His messengers that will lead carnal people to a time of destruction.
These four angels are held back for a time, until the fifth angel completes his work. Five is God’s number for the ministry of grace ministering the life of God through the Christ and the cross. Eph. 4:11-13, “And he gave some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ; till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”.
Thus, Gods true anointed ministries are being restored into activity and sent forth with a word of restoration and reconciliation for God’s receiving creation. This ministry holds back this time of destruction through tribulation, until their ministry of sealing the men of God in their foreheads is complete. In receiving the mind of Christ it speaks of a changing within the soul of man; these are God’s people as they receive the nature of God into their souls to become the manifesting mind of Christ among His body of people. Herein we receive increasing oil in our vessels (our souls), beyond just our lamps (our spirit), to lighten up this world of darkness. Preparation time is here but it knows that destruction is destined to follow. Therefore, humble yourselves before God and become His new creation man, one who manifest the Christ nature in spirit and soul, to finally know the changing of the body.
God has purposed to have for Himself a church, a bride without spot or wrinkle, destined to know the ministry of Gods man-child. Eph. 5:27, “That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish”. As we look at the church, the Christian community of today, we see a great need. The carnal religious minds of today have established many forms of rebellion within herself to now be facing judgment. Jerusalem is a type of the church that is now facing the judgments of God because of a needed cleansing. Ezekiel 9:1, “He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand”. “Destroying weapon” speaks of judgment, with judgment beginning at the house of the Lord, which we are. In this God has purposed to cleanse His house, a clean house in which He is to dwell that His glory may come forth to affect all the nations.
In Ezekiel’s vision, he saw that six men come forth with purpose, which is to slay all within the house that is the product, the mind-set of the abominable carnal man. Ezekiel 9:2, “And behold, six men come from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north [carnal mind], and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side; they went in and stood beside the brazen altar”. With six being God’s number for man, we are shown that men with “slaughter weapons in their hands” speaks to us of men with their fallen mind-set, a carnal life-style, and has within themselves that which brings forth death. These men of a carnal status come into the fullness of self as they put on the mind-set of 666, the antichrist spirit. Where does this destruction come from? As written, destruction comes “from the way of the higher gate … toward the north”. North likewise speaks of the cold bitter north wind that proceeds from the carnal mind. This reveals a need for cleansing from all the cruel doctrines of religion that formulate from the carnal mind of rebellious men, making prisoners of the people.
However, take note; there is a seventh man who appears before this destruction is made complete. This seventh man, God’s number for perfection and completeness, is a man “clothed in linen” or clothed with the righteousness of Christ, who is to bring forth salvation, deliverance and the manifesting kingdom of God. Note that this ministry of completion stands by the brazen altar, the altar of sacrifice, the place of death and deliverance. This altar, in the outer court realm of death speaks, that all, which is the product of the carnal man, must die. In experiencing this death of the cross, man awakens to the reality of the spiritual life of God as manifested through Christ Jesus.
In continuing with God’s progressive work of judgment and perfection Ezekiel 9:3-4 states, “And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And He called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side; and the Lord said to him, go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem [type of the church] and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof”. We understand that the Shekinah glory dwells between the two cherubim’s over the mercy seat, but this glory began to move even as we see the same need in the church of today. This glory of God moved “to the threshold of the house”, a leaving from the mercy seat to go to the outer court, bringing forth needed judgment. God’s glory, upon the seventh man of completeness and perfection is resulting in the needed separation that becomes evident between the carnal man and God’s spiritual man of fullness.
The true church is to now be separate unto God, with the results being a mark upon the foreheads. Meaning, that those who receive the mind of Christ, because of true repentance and allowing God to change the whole man. Here the man-child of God, birthed from out of the holy place church and ascend into the nature of God. Becoming of the Holy of Holies realm that they might minister judgment for a time of repentance and deliverance. What about those carnal Christians, the church that refuses to receive the discipline needed to slay carnality? These likewise enter tribulation such as the world has never seen, for God’s kingdom of fullness is coming as God’s people mature into a mind-set of spirituality versus the in-part knowledge of the carnal corrupt church. Thus, judgment in a full measure comes because of the carnality that matures in the rebellious men as they receive the mark of 666. Ezekiel 9:5-6, “And to the others he said in mine hearing, go ye after him through the city [church], and smite; let not your eye spare, neither have pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: But come not near any man upon whom is the mark [mind of Christ]; and began at my sanctuary …”.
Thus, the question asked by many is, what is this mark given by the inkhorn rider upon the forehead? Jeremiah 31:31-33 explains that this mark is that which takes place within the soul of the repentant vessel. God is resurrecting the soul from a dead fallen soul or nature to one of a “living soul”, the nature of God. “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel [spiritual house or true church], and with the house of Judah [a new song church of praise and worship]: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of Egypt [dark narrow land of bondage]; which my covenant they brake [law makes nothing perfect], although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord [same relationship God has desired for the church]. But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel [spiritual church, no longer Jacob]; after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people [same nature as Christ]”.
This handwriting speaks of more than an outward law trying to live up to something that is not a part of fallen man’s nature. Therefore, the heart, representing the soul of man, shall receive, at the dying of the old nature, the inscribed nature of Christ. Therefore, no longer fighting the battle of the two natures because we have died to the old carnal fallen nature that would mature into 666. We are completely alive unto God by receiving a new nature from Him. For this cause, here in the holy place anointing, a people are being spiritually matured and birthed from the realm of hope (holy place) to the full measure of God’s original purpose, a family of God in His likeness and image, being birthed to manifest the fullness of the Father (the Holy of Holies, Feast of Tabernacles). Unto those who refuse His nature, they continue to rebel and mature into the nature of those becoming one with the 666 antichrist seed.
Friends, let us understand that we are in a season of God when a declared movement is taking place, a people are being birthed from one dimension of God into another. Ascending from the Holy place order to the order of the Holy of Holies, which speaks of coming into right standing with God in His throne-room authority. Note, that these ascended one’s, with their feet on the ground, are living totally after the order and authority of the throne-room of God’s heavens.
Rev. 14:1-5, “And I looked, and lo, a lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him a hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: and they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beast [pointing to the four parts of the soul – the mind, will, emotions and desires], and the elders [priesthood order]: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth [carnal realm]. These are those which were not defiled with women [fleshly carnal soul realm and its religious orders]; for they are virgins. These are they, which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile; for they are without fault before the throne of God”.
With the name, the nature of Christ written in their foreheads, we see here a people who have submitted to a nature change as God writes His nature within their soul. That is, the mind, the will, the emotions and the desires of God, which is to be manifested from these overcomers. This God-like nature overcomes all other powers. It delivers the receiver from the destruction coming upon rebellious men that stands in need of God’s judgment. Could the 144,000 who follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes be a number used by God to reveal to the earth a people who have come into the fulness of God’s completed divine government? This number means, a people who have become of a full measure with Christ, and is not necessarily speaking of a certain amount in quantity? The number twelve is God’s number for divine government, which when being multiplied by another twelve (double portion and witness of God’s divine government), it equals the number 144. Then with the number zero being God’s number for “seed” and being used these three times (000), it declares that the “seed” is come to its time of three, meaning man’s completeness and perfection. This is speaking of God manifesting and revealing a people who are now completed and matured into God’s likeness and image, having the mind of Christ.
This brings us to another question. When shall these things be? (Please read Matt. 25:1-13). Here we have the declaration of the ten virgins. Jesus states that the kingdom of God is like ten virgins, waiting for the bridegroom to come. The number ten is another number used by God that reveals His divine order and rulership for judgment, the destruction of the sin nature. This signifies for us that these virgins are those appointed to receive delegated authority to carry on God’s business. However, in the reading of these scriptures, a great needed truth is uncovered that we might know the greatest of need in becoming one with God’s Kings and Priest.
Even though the difference is but one seemingly small point, it is one of great significant. Note that all ten virgins were dressed alike, which declares they were clothed properly because all were virgins. They all had oil in their lamps and each had lighted lamps. This speaks of having oil or the spirit of God within their spirits having forgiveness of sins. Proverbs 20:27, “the spirit of man is the lamp [candle] of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly [soul]”. This speaks of the spirit of God within man spirit which seeks to bring change to the fallen soul. The purpose, that it might become a “living soul” even as the first Adam was before his fall. Herein, the spirit desires to redeem the soul and fill it with the nature of God.
Note here that the difference between the five and five was that only the five-wise had oil in their “vessel”. It is the vessel (belly, soul) that God desires to also fill with oil. Understanding tells us that the vessel, the soul, is the person. Each persons (vessels) makeup is a mind, will, emotions and desires. A fallen “dead soul” manifests the nature of fallen man, likened unto a beast. However, the “living soul” is one that receives oil from God in his vessel to manifest God’s nature, to enlighten the world, and come into an intimate relationship with the bridegroom. Without oil in the vessel, the soul, God declares, “I know you not”. Speaking, one not having a relationship that produces oneness with the bridegroom, receiving a seed that is bringing forth after its own kind. Know that it is oil in the soul that really matters in becoming a people likened into Christ’ nature.
How then is it that man receives oil in the soul? The “altar of incense” with the sacrifice given on this altar types the soul. This is where the fallen soul, with its four parts is being fully sacrificed, herein entering or birthed from the Holy Place order of Pentecost into God’s divine presence in the Holy of Holies, His place of fullness. This indwelling divine presence of God is made possible as the results of the Day of Atonement and year of Jubilee. This is the day when this altar of incense, the censor, moves from the Holy place to be birthed beyond the veil as the purified High Priest (Jesus Christ) offering up the sprinkling of His blood and the burning incense before the Lord, the ascending of a sweet-smelling aroma before God.
It is this movement from the Holy place (time of the year of jubilee) into the presence of God where all that was lost in the fall of Adam (as it resides in all men), is restored. No more captivity and lost inheritance, no more bondage, but freedom to stand in God’s Holy presence in a full measure. In addition, as written in Rev. 7:1, that after these things the soul of man is changed through this sacrifice to inherent the inheritance. This is becoming the Priest/King Company to establish, under God, in the earth the order of God’s throne-room authority. We see now a people who are waiting upon the Father even as Jesus declared concerning the works and ministry He fulfilled. This first-born son declared, “I only do those things I see my Father do; I only say those things that I hear my Father say”.
This obedience and unity of being is a becoming one with the Father, which is the results of their natures becoming of like-kind. Therefore, through a nature change to become one with Him, we shall likewise be of one mind with our Father. Rom. 12:1-2 states, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind [soul] that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God”.
Now, to quickly appear in the earth, there is God’s new created man, living according to the new covenant, a man now walking in union with his creator. This new created man, even as Jesus Christ the first-born son, becomes the expression of God in the body of Christ, living on the earth doing only what they see their Father do, saying only what they hear their Father say. This new creation does only the works of the Father Who sends them as the fullness of Christ to manifest in all the earth. This is God’s completed perfect man moving in the Spirit without measure. This is moving from preparation to become the fullness of God manifesting Himself, through them, to all creation.