THE FIRST VISION THE LORD SHOWED ME: “THE DARKNESS”
PART 3 OF 5
THE FIRST VISION – In the vision, I was standing in a bright LIGHT and the LIGHT was all around me. The Lord was the Light that I was surrounded by. I know it was the Lord because I asked Him a question about our Missionary schedule. I asked: “Father, what HOUSE OF WORSHIP do you want us to visit next?” I asked that question because the Lord sends us to churches of all DENOMINATIONS to ASSIST and OBSERVE the LEADERSHIP. We have stayed and assisted some churches for months. When I finished asking the Lord for our schedule, the Lord said: “TURN AROUND AND SEE.” I did as the Lord asked, I turned around and looked for a HOUSE OF WORSHIP and there was nothing but TOTAL DARKNESS! I could not see A SINGLE CHURCH BUILDING! I kept stirring into the darkness, but I could not see A CHURCH BUILDING anywhere. I could not SEE through the DARKNESS. There was total “GLOOM”. I said, “Father, I cannot see it’s all DARKNESS.” I then asked the Father, “What about the many churches we have already visited?” The Lord said, “Look and see and tell me what you have observed.” I looked in many directions and I only saw DARKNESS. The only LIGHT that I saw, was the LIGHT OF JESUS and that is because I was standing in HIS PRESENCE!
All the church buildings where the PEOPLE OF GOD gathered to WORSHIP THE LORD were OVERSHADOWED by DARKNESS. I was completely DUMBFOUNDED as to the meaning of this VISION. What happened to ALL the CHURCH buildings? Where were the SAINTS? I asked the Lord to tell me what this meant? I wanted to know what caused this CLOSE DOWN! Then the Lord began to tell me what this present DARKNESS meant and why!
The Lord spoke: “Many of the buildings that call themselves a CHURCH are only a church in name and not in DEED. They use MY NAME as a FRONT, but the ORDER OF SERVICE and the LEADERSHIP have not been ordained by ME. They build many buildings and put a CROSS on it and they call it a HOUSE OF WORSHIP. Then they have the audacity to SUMMONS ME to come and dwell with them in their DARKNESS AND FORM OF godliness! I CHOOSE which sanctuary I will ILLUMINATE. Man does not determine where MY SPIRIT DWELLS. Just becausw a building is BUILT using my name for a NON-PROFIT status, does not mean that MY SPIRIT is PRESENT!”
“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24).
Then I asked the Lord about the HOUSES OF WORSHIP that he once dwelled, why has DARKNESS FALLEN UPON THEM? The Lord answered me: “Darkness has fallen upon them because they LEFT me and are accepting unholy things in my HOUSE OF WORSHIP! They have turned from my teachings and are allowing SIN to rule my people. They do this in order to draw more people to their BUILDING and to keep those they have by continually deceiving then with false teachings; the leaders REFUSE to PREACH the truth and their SINS are drove me away! Rev. 2:4-5 states:
“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and REPENT, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou REPENT.”
LIBERAL AND INTELLECTUAL PREACHING teaches GOD’s people to move away from GOD’s LAWS. The leaders are no longer teaching GOD’s people about repentance and the wages of SIN! They are blocking the entrance to me for filthy lucre at the expense of the people’s eternal souls.
“How terrible for you, teachers of the law and Pharisees! You hypocrites! You lock the door t the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces, but you yourselves don’t go in, nor do you allow in those who are trying to enter.” (Matthew 23:13-14).
They refuse to tell people that the WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH AND THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE! God’s ABSENCE, which gives way to the DARKNESS, is the CORRECTION, but the CHURCH does not know that GOD’S PRESENCE has BEEN REMOVED. The Lord is not happy with the LIBERAL and INTELLECTUAL MINISTERS and LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS. They want to follow the gods of the world. Ezekiel 11:23 reads:
“Then the dazzling light left the city and moved to the mountain east of it.”
And Ezekiel 10:18 states:
“Then the dazzling light of the Lord’s PRESENCE LEFT the entrance of the Temple and moved to a place above the creatures.”
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 states:
“For if the gospel we preach is hidden, it is hidden on from those who are being lost. They do not believe, because their minds have been kept in the dark by the evil god of this world. He keeps them from seeing the light shining on them, the light that comes from the Good News about the glory of Christ.”
My people are deceived when they enter into these dwellings of UNRIGHEOUSNESS! I have not called these HIRELINGS to LEAD MY people. Look at JUDE verse 4:
“For some godless people have slipped in unnoticed among us, persons who distort the message about the grace of our God in order to excuse their IMMORAL ways, and who reject Jesus Christ, our only Master and Lord. Long ago the Scriptures predicted the condemnation they have received.”
AND see JUDE verses 7-8:
“Remember Sodom and Gomorrah, and the nearby towns, who people acted as those angels did and indulged in sexual immorality and perversion: they suffer the punishment of eternal fire as a plain warning to all. In the same way also, these people have visions which makes them sin against their own bodies; they despise God’s authority and insult the glorious beings above.”
After the Lord had explained the DARKNESS AND HIS INDIGNATION, I asked the Lord, How are His people who BELIEVE AND TRUST IN HIM are to respond in THE HOUSE OF WORSHIP? He gave me these scriptures and words:
“Those of you who are baptized in THE HOLY SPIRIT AND KEPT MY WORDS, and worship me in SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH. Evangelize in your CHURCH every one of YOU! Bear fruit for ME! Read Matthew 5:15-16:
“Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth LIGHT unto all that are in the HOUSE. Let your LIGHT so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
I call the RIGHTEOUS SAINTS, IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST who are not afraid to preach REPENTANCE AND THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS! SHOUT in your HOUSE OF WORSHIP to those who are living in SIN and are BACKSLIDING:
“Turn away from your sins…Because the Kingdom of heaven is near.” (Matthew 3:2).
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him REPENT unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” (Isa. 55:7).
The way out this DARKNESS is REPENTANCE. If the church LEADERS won’t preach it, then let the CONGREGATION PREACH IT AND BE A LIVING TESTIMONY. For the Lord will NOT SHINE on the unrighteous HE WILL leave them in THE DARKNESS. It is written in John 5:1-2:
“I am the real vine, and my Father is the gardener. He breaks off every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and he prunes every branch that does bear fruit, so that it will be clean and bear more fruit.”
The LIGHT OF JESUS is the only LIGHT that can OVERRULE the DARKNESS. Only in CHRIST is there TRUE LIGHT! No artificial light will do because it is TEMPORAL and WORLDLY. But Jesus’ LIGHT IS FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING! It states in John 8:12:
“Jesus spoke to the Pharisees again, ‘I am the LIGHT of the world” he said. “Whosoever follows me will have the LIGHT of life and will never walk in DARKNESS.’”…….THE END OF THE VISION! Amen!
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