Thursday, August 18, 2022

God's Way Prophecy

 

VIDEO: God's Way Prophecy (Waves Over Barriers in San Francisco) 

VIDEO: Fall of Church Leaders - Confirming Sign

VIDEO: Confirmation Removal of Leaders

It was because you, the Levites, did not bring it up the first time that the Lord our God broke out in anger against us. We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way. (1 Chronicles 15:13 AMPC)

Israel’s desire was to have the Ark of the Covenant in Jerusalem. However, when they went to retrieve it, they placed it on a cart instead of having the Levites carry it on poles. They didn’t worship Him in the way He had shown them and because of that, one man died as the Lord “broke out” against them.

The Lord told me two things: 

  1. “You need to turn your back on churches under the influence of Jezebel”
  2. “The waves south of San Francisco will break over the barriers.”

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Higher Levels


 VIDEO: Higher Levels

Higher Level in the Courts of Heaven

The Throne of Grace is a wonderful place to be. The attacks of the enemy are eased so that we can grow and learn from God. As you begin to grow in the knowledge of the Courts you may begin to wonder: 

  • Are there different levels at the Courts of Heaven?
  • What do we need to do to operate in the Courts with more authority?

Just like court systems across the world, there are different levels as to what we can accomplish through the Courts in Heaven. If you have been called to a specific office in the Body of Christ, that will be the first thing that determines what you can or cannot do. A prophet is the mouthpiece of God and their words hold more weight than someone who isn’t. There is great power in the words of anointed people. Think about what the Lord said to Jeremiah: 

Monday, August 1, 2022

What Must be Freely Given?


VIDEO: What Must be Freely Given?

We know that God has instructed through the Holy Spirit that everything Agape Christian Fellowship provides is to be freely given, because this is His way. One of the hardest teachings we come across as we do the Courts of Heaven (CoH) Academy is the challenge to separate ourselves from a global church system where the ‘normal’ these days is to charge upfront for what belongs to and comes from God. 

This includes: 

  • Copyright worship music 
  • Teachings and revelation, including seats in a conference, and classes
  • Prayer, counselling, and personal ministry

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Celebrating Pentecost


VIDEO: How to Celebrate Pentecost 

Christians are those who are committed to Jesus as their Lord. God’s people are the nation of Israel, those who are Jewish by birth or marriage. God created a covenant, or “testament” with Israel which is the Old Testament. Christians have a New Covenant with God through Jesus. It may be labeled as “old”, but it is still relevant to our relationship with our Heavenly Father because God is always the same. Much of what Israel went through will apply to us.

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV)

We receive correction so that we stay on the right path with God. Looking at those who walked with God before Jesus will help us know what our Father expects of us. Traditions outlined in the Old Testament will still have meaning for Christians:

Conviction, Correction, and Condemnation

VIDEO: Conviction, Correction, and Condemnation

As Christians, we are called to repentance, which means to turn from sin. John the Baptist preached repentance and we are to see sin as something horrible that we need to turn from. 

John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness (desert), preaching a baptism [obligating] repentance (a change of one’s mind for the better, heartily amending one’s ways, with abhorrence of his past sins) in order to obtain forgiveness of and release from sins. (Mark 1:4 AMPC)

Bear fruits that are deserving and consistent with [your] repentance [that is, conduct worthy of a heart changed, a heart abhorring sin]... (Luke 3:8 AMPC)

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Unanswered Prayers

 Unanswered Prayers.

At a recent visit with the Lord in the Secret Place, He looked a bit different as I approached Him. His chin rested on His chest and instead of moving in time to the music, He remained as still as a stone. The mental image in my mind was so odd that I immediately tested the vision by asking, “Do you confess that Jesus the Christ has come in the flesh?” 

The reply was the same voice He always uses, “Yes I do because it is Me. Does something seem wrong to thee?”

I replied, “Yes, it does! You are still as a stone, My Love.” 

Jesus didn’t reply, but I was unwilling to leave until I knew what was going on. Instead of attempting to dance with Him as usual, I stepped inside of Him. His image overshadowed mine as I worshiped Him for a while. 

Monday, May 16, 2022

The Two Witnesses

VIDEO: The Two Witnesses (New Testament Scriptures with Chapter 11:11)

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. (Malachi 4:5 AMPC)

Before Jesus made His official debut, God sent a “Witness” to prepare the world. The Israelites were expecting Elijah to come from Heaven and prepare the way. The Encyclopedia Britannica speaks about how Israel looks at this event:

The fifth ceremonial cup of wine poured during the family Seder dinner on Passover (Pesa). It is left untouched in honor of Elijah, who, according to tradition, will arrive one day as an unknown guest to herald the advent of the Messiah. During the Seder dinner, biblical verses are read while the door is briefly opened to welcome Elijah, who, it is further said, will resolve all controversial questions connected with the Law.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Passover, Easter and Good Friday


Good Friday is a time when most Christians acknowledge the crucifixion of Jesus and Easter is when we celebrate His resurrection. In truth, these modern holidays have little to do with the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord Jesus, except for the fact that Jesus rose on the first day of the Jewish week which was on a Sunday, for that particular year. Our Lord was not crucified on Friday, as most people believe.

Jesus was Jewish and many forget that Israel doesn’t look at months or even days as we do. They have their own lunisolar calendar that is driven by the cycle of the moon and balanced by the seasons of the solar year. For this reason, Jewish feasts, such as Passover, can occur on a variety of Gregorian dates. Some years it may begin on the Sabbath; while others will begin on a different day. Passover began on a Wednesday night the year our Lord died. Walking through the accounts of His capture, crucifixion, and resurrection will prove the day Passover began and when Jesus was crucified. 

Monday, April 4, 2022

Establishing the Courts of Heaven

 


Creation reveals who our Creator is (Romans 1:20). Scientists have discovered that matter is organized and beautifully choreographed far past the atomic level. When we pass from this life to the next we won’t be set free to wander about, flying through the clouds doing whatever we please. This would be very disorganized and result in chaos. It is not God’s way. He is orderly. In the second verse of the bible, we begin learning about our Creator’s opinion considering organization.

And the Earth was without form and void… (Genesis 1:2 AKJV)

The Hebrew word translated “without form” is tohuw, which means formless, a place of chaos and confusion. The word “void” in Hebrew is bohuw and means an indistinguishable ruin. Jewish mothers often refer to a messy teenager’s room as a “Tohuw ‘eth bohuw,” meaning a disorderly, chaotic ruin. This state of the Earth referred to in Genesis was not acceptable to God who began establishing order from the chaos.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

New Jerusalem

VIDEO: New Jerusalem

And I saw a new Heaven and a new Earth: for the first Heaven and the first Earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (Revelation 21:1-2 AKJV)

The First Heaven is widely accepted as the spirit realm that surrounds the Earth. This is stating that the Earth and the atmosphere and even where it contacts the spirit realm will be gone. When we “pass away” if we are Christians, we enter the Third Heaven where God lives.

The word “coming down” is translated from the Greek word katabainō which can mean “of celestial beings coming down to Earth.” Even though the language says “coming down” could it be possible that Heaven’s atmosphere is enveloping Earth? From Earth’s perspective, it would seem like it was descending, but it may actually be our planet moving into the realm of the Third Heaven where God dwells. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Rose Ceremony in the Secret Place

VIDEO: Rose Ceremony in the Secret Place

The Holy Spirit has been encouraging me to worship God in a unique way. Worship music fills the room as I crochet. My hands are busy with the simple task while my heart and mind worship the Lord.  Last week, when I worshiped this way, I had one of the most unique encounters with Jesus when He strengthened my spiritual body. 

However, since that time I had discovered why the enemy was allowed to attack my health lately. I had repented for letting my words come out without love, but the damage had been done to those closest to me. 

Stirring Up Our Desire

 

Stirring Up Our Desire

Basics of Meditation

Meditation means to engage in contemplation or reflection. It is letting go of all the things in this physical world and focusing on something in your mind; your imagination. The Bible tells us that our thoughts are important. Scripture instructs us in what we should be meditating on:

“I will meditate also on all Your work, and talk of Your doings.” (Psalm 77:12 AKJV) 

“Meditate on these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your profiting may appear to all.” (1 Timothy 4:14 AKJV)

Paul instructs Timothy to meditate and think on the gifts that had been given to him by the Holy Spirit. When we meditate on the things of God, it honors Him. This allows Him to reveal more about those things to us. 

Saturday, January 22, 2022

The Bride & the 1,000 Year Reign

VIDEO: The Bride & the 1,000 Year Reign

The Bride

After God’s wrath and the fall of Babylon, we see a wonderful sight in Heaven!

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunder, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigns.

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. (Revelation 19:6-8 AKJV)

It is celebration time in Heaven as the long-awaited ceremony takes place. We must know how God’s people conducted marriages in biblical times to fully understand what is happening at the marriage supper. 

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Receiving Strength in the Secret Place

VIDEO: Strength in the Secret Place

Even though the week wasn’t over, it had been a hard one. Two days before teaching about discernment, the Lord was kind enough to bring a correction that will help many of us avoid the traps of the enemy when receiving discernment from the Holy Spirit. I had been under attack from the enemy for a while and couldn’t find the cause.  At one point I literally felt blows to my spirit man. When the situation was resolved, I felt lighter, surrounded by a peace that I didn’t know had diminished until the fullness of it returned. When I look back now, I can see the warning and information given by the Lord when applied to this correction… as they say, “Hindsight is 20/20.”

Why Wrath Comes

VIDEO: Why Wrath Comes

God's Warnings

We began by establishing a timeline using what Jesus said about Daniel’s prophecy that is connected to His second coming. In order to place the seals and trumpets in Revelation within this timeline, it was necessary to begin by looking at these prophecies: 

  • The World - Revelation 11 
  • Israel - Revelation 12 
  • Satan - Revelation 13

Each one of these chapters describes events that will take place in Daniel’s Week. The description is given right before the sixth trumpet which we now know happens after that Week ends, and includes the seventh trumpet which is when the Bride of Christ will be removed from the Earth. It is a “new prophecy” which means God is adding to what He had previously described.

The Fall of Babylon

VIDEO: The Fall of Babylon

And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, Come here; I will show to you the judgment of the great whore that sits on many waters: With whom the kings of the Earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the Earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication… (Revelation 17:1-2 AKJV)

This is mentioned right after the wrath is poured out. The angels who had the vials of wrath are mentioned, so we know this event happens after God’s wrath. A whore is someone who is unfaithful to God and His ways. A vivid description is given of the “woman.”

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. (Revelation 17:4 AKJV) 

Vials of Wrath in Revelation

 
VIDEO: Vials of Wrath in Revelation

And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God on the Earth. (Revelation 16:1 AKJV)

The Greek word phialē (fee-al’-ay) describes a broad shallow cup. Bowl of wrath would probably be a more appropriate word. How long will this wrath last? We know that... 

  • There are 12 years left after the Tribulation.
  • God doesn’t count years when His people are not in their land. 
  • Jesus said the time would be cut short, lest all mankind be wiped out.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Godly Woman

by Denise Little
Godly Woman

As a Christian Believer, one must: 

  • Resist and overcome the pull of the world that rages against the things of Almighty God by living a life contrary to the world’s ways of doing things  (godless society). 
  • View life from a heavenly perspective (the way He sees it). 

Women of God should have a God-centered perspective of the world by viewing everything from this vantage point. Unlearning incorrect information may take some time because of the persistent barrage of misinformation that continues to intertwine itself into the culture of today, but it can be done. 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Final Woes of Revelation the Timing of the Rapture

VIDEO: Final Woes of Revelation & the Timing of the Rapture

6th Trumpet


And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (Revelation 9:13-15 AKJV)

5th Trumpet - The First Woe of Revelation

VIDEO: 5th Trumpet - First Woe of Revelation

Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. (2 Timothy 2:14 AKJV)

In this scripture, Paul is instructing a young leader, Timothy, to keep reminding God’s people not to quibble about doctrine. The items in Revelation that we have no absolute interpretation of, should not cause petty disagreements. We should be able to look at the items we can definitely identify and agree to disagree about the rest. The last three trumpets are events we should be willing to disagree about for they most definitely could be metaphorical. 

Three Woes

And I beheld and heard an angel flying through the middle of Heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the Earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound! (Revelation 8:13 AKJV)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Peter's Anointing , God's Mercy, and Healing

VIDEO: Peter's Anointing, God's Mercy, and Healing 

Before I understood the principles of God being just, I really thought that every Christian who really sought God would walk as Peter did once God’s glory was being poured out. Many have desired to walk in the anointing of the disciples like in the Book of Acts, especially Peter who healed all those who came into a shadow’s distance from him. 

We are entering a time where the true disciples of Jesus will once again walk in His power and glory. When I read these words at the Agape Fellowship live meeting, the Holy Spirit said that was what this verse is about:

And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the Earth: and there were voices, and thunder, and lightning, and an earthquake. (Revelation 8:4-5 AKJV)

3rd, 4th and 5th Seals

 

VIDEO: 3rd, 4th and 5th Seals

A Message from the Lord

During the worship preceding this meeting, as we sang songs about being beside still waters and receiving the provision of the Lord, God showed me a vision:

The enemy is building up his forces to usher in the Horsemen of the Apocalypse that will affect many aspects of every government. God will not dispatch Michael to disperse the enemy for this must come to pass so that the prophecies in Revelation can be fulfilled and for God’s will to be done.

We must be attached to the Vine and guided by our Lord to receive the provision He has for us. Jesus longs to lead you beside still waters. Come and learn from Him! 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Who are the 144,000 ?

 

VIDEO: Who are 144,000?

 After this I saw four angels stationed at the four corners of the Earth, firmly holding back the four winds of the Earth so that no wind should blow on the Earth or sea or upon any tree. (Revelation 7:1 AMPC) 

The four winds are usually mentioned as “being released” in connection with a great judgment coming from God. (Ezekiel 37:9; Daniel 7:2; Zechariah 2:6) Now the four winds are being firmly “held back.” There is a space of time when God will halt judgment: this is echoed in the beginning of the next chapter:

When He [the Lamb] broke open the seventh seal, there was silence for about half an hour in Heaven. (Revelation 8:1 AMPC)

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

6th and 7th Seals

VIDEO: 6th and 7th Seals

Sixth Seal

And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of Heaven fell to the Earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. (Revelation 6:12-13 AKJV)

What could cause the sun to become black and the moon to be red? Sackcloth of goat’s hair was used in mourning and usually connected to a time when judgment had occurred. Since we can still see a red moon, this cannot be a sun that is entirely blocked. Perhaps it refers to an eclipse of the sun. Before we address the red moon, let’s talk about the stars.

The “stars of Heaven” which fell may cause this. To understand why, we need to look at more scriptures.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Israel and Daniel's Week

VIDEO: Israel and Daniel's Week

When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains… (Matthew 24:15-16 AKJV)

When our Lord was asked when He would come to rule and reign, He warned His followers to watch for the abomination spoken of by Daniel. We have identified this as the AntiChrist appearing in the temple of God halfway through Daniel’s Week. Those in Israel are told to flee to the mountains. This may not literally mean to run into the hills.

Then Micaiah said, I did see all Israel scattered upon the mountains as sheep that have no shepherd… (2 Chronicles 18:16 AMPC)

In the Lord I take refuge [and put my trust]; how can you say to me, Flee like a bird to Your mountain? (Psalms 11:1 AMPC)

What will Heaven be Like for You?

VIDEO: What will Heaven be Like for You?

While writing this article, the Lord led me to 1 Corinthians 15 where Paul speaks about this life and the next, to demonstrate why He was revealing our abilities in Heaven. 

But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body. (1 Corinthians 15:35-38 ESV)

The apostle begins with a metaphor about seeds which must die to receive their full glory. What we sow in this life is only a seed for what will grow to the fullness when we die and receive our eternal body. Paul relates it to our existence in this way:

Friday, August 6, 2021

Removing the Curse of Illegitimacy

 


A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD. (Deuteronomy 23:2 AKJV)
The Hebrew word mamzēr (mam-zare’) is translated “bastard” in the King James Versions of the Bible, but is sometimes translated to mean “illegitimacy.” It not only means those who are born outside of wedlock or in incest, but the root of the word means to contemn (regard with contempt), to despise, or be ashamed of. If a pregnancy happens outside of marriage and the parents speak words of rejection, shame, or are regarded with contempt because of it, the same curse comes to that family line.
When a child is born outside of wedlock, a curse is passed down to the tenth generation. Ten generations means that it can be passed on from any one of our 1024 ancestors. With so many people can be affected by this curse, this curse applies to most people.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The World During the Tribulation

 

The World During the Tribulation

Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Revelation 1:3 AKJV)

We obediently study the Book of Revelation, even if we may not understand all that is written within. We thank you Lord for blessing us as we do this, granting us wisdom about when it is at hand.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.” (Matthew 24:9 ESV)

We have established that the words of our Lord confirm that there will be a seven-year period of time of Great Tribulation. Jesus referenced the prophecy of Daniel before this statement, which ties these two events together.

Jesus is Worthy

 

VIDEO: Jesus is Worthy

 The prior chapters of Revelation showed the churches upon the Earth and what they needed to do to be in right alignment with God. In this chapter, we now see what is happening in Heaven. 

...These things said He that is holy, He that is true, He that has the key of David, He that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens (Revelation 3:7 AKJV)

We have previously stated that Jesus has the key of David and is holding open a door which leads to Heaven and the Secret Place. How do we know this is the door the Lord opens? It is best to let the Bible provide the interpretation when possible.

After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in Heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up here, and I will show you things which must be hereafter. (Revelation 4:1 AKJV)

1st Seal - The AntiChrist

 

VIDEO: 1st Seal - Emergence of the AntiChrist

When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand:) (Matthew 24:15 AKJV)

We are told by our Lord to look for and recognize this event as being close to the time of persecution and His return to rule and reign. Jesus would not tell His faithful followers that they would “see” this event if Christians wouldn’t be here; we will be around when this event happens. What is the “abomination of desolation?”  

Daniel's Week

Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. (Daniel 9:24 AKJV)

Monday, August 2, 2021

Philadelphia & Laodicea Church

VIDEO: Philadelphia & Laodicea Church

Philadelphia Church

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things said He that is holy, He that is true, He that has the key of David, He that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens… (Revelation 3:7 AKJV)

This church needs to remember that there is a key that belonged to David which can open a door. We must examine David’s life to see what key he possessed. We know that he was a worshiper, more than half the Psalms were written by him. These songs and hymns were used to worship God. 

When researching the Book of Psalms we see that David, his son Solomon, and Moses wrote about the Secret Place. David mentions it in three Psalms: 7, 18, and 31. When you worship the Lord with abandon like David, not caring who sees, and only focusing on God, this will activate the key to the Secret Place. Now Jesus holds that key and He will use the key to open a door that no man can shut! 

The Ephesus Church

 

VIDEO: The Ephesus Church

When I initially began studying the churches in the Book of Revelation, the Lord revealed something to me in a vision with Him that began like many others, with us dancing in the gazebo of the Secret Place. With great excitement, He took me by the hand and said, “I have something I want to show you!”

We ran into the forest surrounding the meadow where the tiny table for tea sits. Deep into the forest, the Lord led me into a cave. It took seconds for my eyes to adjust to the glowing light on the cave walls. Jesus led me deeper and deeper into smaller and smaller jagged-walled caverns until we were stooping over, traveling single file through a narrow passageway. Despite the soft ambient light, the closing in of the walls had me feeling slightly worried as I thought, “What could possibly be exciting in this place?”

About that time, we emerged into an enormous cavern. Crystals on the ceiling and walls glowed with a brighter light so the entire area was revealed. A waterfall at one end created a small lake in the middle of the room. The water was luminescent; glowing with diffused light from the walls. Without hesitation, the Lord dove into the water and I followed.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

2nd Seal - War and the AntiChrist Activities

VIDEO: 2nd Seal - War and the AntiChrist Activities

Second Seal

And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the Earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given to him a great sword. (Revelation 6:3-4 AKJV)

As the second seal is broken, the second beast begins to speak. It is a young bull according to Revelation 4:7. Scripture shows us that a bull can represent nations, so this “being,” watches over the nations of the Earth to reveal how this seal will affect them. The next seal releases a horse of a different color with a different purpose:

  • Red: anger, war and destruction
  • Horse: power
  • Sword: cut deeply with a long reach

Friday, July 30, 2021

Jesus Reveals the Great Tribulation

The Tribulation

The revelation given to the Apostle John contains a lot of events and items which may be metaphoric, based in the time period it was written. We can create many theories, but much of the contents may not be correctly interpreted without divine inspiration from the Holy Spirit or until they come to pass. For this reason, we must learn to agree to disagree on some things.

Our salvation doesn't depend upon correctly interpreting the information given in Revelation. This is food for thought and consideration.

For I testify to every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add to these things, God shall add to him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. (Revelation 22:18-19 AKJV)

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Thyatira and Sardis Churches

VIDEO: Thyatira and Sardis Churches

For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; in the secret place of His tent will He hide me; He will set me high upon a rock. (Psalm 27:5 AMPC) 

In this Psalm, David refers to the Secret Place as the “tent” of the Lord. Jesus will visit with us there, not as the Lord who reigns over Heaven and Earth, but as our Beloved and our Brother. These visits are physical, they are visions you experience with the Lord.

On a visit to the Secret Place, He asked me to tell you about this realm; a place that our Heavenly Father set apart, where we can see not only Jesus, but Abba (Papa, Daddy), instead of Almighty God and the Holy Spirit, as our dear Friend. To visit with Him in the Secret Place on a regular basis, we must “overcome” the enemy as described in Revelation. If we will:

  • Seek only Him
    • not healing
    • not provision
    • not gifts
  • Seek just to be with Him
    • in whatever way He has for us
    • if only to feel His presence
  • Let all else fall aside and fade away and focus on Him and Him alone

Then He shall be found, “I long to be with My Bride, not as King, but as Beloved, here in the Secret Place.” Find more information on the Secret Place in the 501 Secret Place course in the Courts of Heaven Academy.

The information about the churches in Revelation are to help us know where we are so that we can do what is necessary to connect with Him in whatever way He chooses. It is necessary to take time to examine our life and the church we attend if we are going to benefit from the revelation given to the Apostle John. 

Thyatira Church

And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, Who has eyes that flash like a flame of fire, and Whose feet glow like bright and burnished and white-hot bronze… (Revelation 2:18 AMPC)

The Lord’s eyes flash like a living fire when He is angry. A group of Christians need to be aware that “slow to anger” does not mean the Lord does not get angry. He is literally filled with anger from His head all the way down to His toes, which are glowing like metal under a hot flame! 

I know your record and what you are doing, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your recent works are more numerous and greater than your first ones. (Revelation 2:19 AKJV)

A segment of the body of Christ is growing in good works: love, faith, and service; most likely feeding the poor, sending out missionaries, spreading the gospel and such. What could possibly bring the Lord to anger with this part of His body? 

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. (Revelation 2:20 AMPC)

Jezebel was a queen who was dedicated to another god. She led many astray into a false religion. This is not literally a woman from the Old Testament. It is the spiritual forces that carry her traits. When the Bible says “man” it can mean mankind. Because Jezebel was female, all connections to this spirit or people this spirit works through are referred to in a female context, though it may be applied to either gender. Since the Lord is speaking about those who are acting as Jezebel did, He uses the female form of “prophetess.” 

Even though this part of the body is doing good work, they have prophets or prophetesses who are leading people into sin instead of out of it! We are beginning to see a pattern of two things God really hates: sexual sin and “eating food sacrificed to idols.” The first sin is easy to identify, the second is not. 

In 1 Corinthians 8 & 10, Paul encourages believers “whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience's sake” but not to ask any questions about where it came from. If they know that it is connected to another religion, they are honor-bound to abstain from eating it. This is to honor and declare themselves holy or separated unto God. 

Yoga poses are movements of the body designed to align yourself with Hindu gods so that they can flow through you. It is a form of worship. If your church has “holy yoga” or any other practice that is dedicated to other gods, and they are not willing to remove it, then you may be connected to this part of this body!

  • Concerning Jezebel: If you are not familiar with this spirit, I encourage you to register at the CoH Academy which has a class that will walk you through a “Jezebel Cleanse” to help free you from this spirit. Once you are familiar with the characteristics of this spirit, it will be easy to identify. The CoH Academy is a free online school: all classes and all materials are free.

I gave her time to repent, but she has no desire to repent of her immorality [symbolic of idolatry] and refuses to do so. 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. (Revelation 2:21-22 AMPC)

The Greek word porneia is translated as “immorality” but has two meanings, both of which should be applied to this type of church because they were specifically mentioned in the preceding verses:

  1. Adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc.
  2. Metaphorically the worship of idols, idolatry

The first needs no further elaboration. Many Christians think that as long as they are not worshiping a statue of Buddha, they are not guilty of idolatry. This is not what we learn from the Bible:

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has also rejected you from being king. (1 Samuel 15:23 AKJV)

If we reject what the Word of God says and continue stubbornly in the way we want to go, this is idolatry. There are well-known churches who insist that all you have to do is say a certain prayer or make a certain decree over and over and you will get what you desire such as money or healing in your health. They are guilty of teaching idolatry. 

They are teaching you to stubbornly quote the Word of God, making an idol out of what you want and your will, instead of seeking to hear from God about why you are out of alignment with Him. These churches say nothing about removing sin to remove attacks of the enemy, which makes them a Thyatira church! They have many good works, they have spread the gospel, but they have also opened the door to Jezebel with false prophets.

God is making it clear that He gives us time to remove sin from our lives, but then, if we have a connection to this spirit we will be placed “on a bed of suffering.” If you have sought healing and can’t get free of pain or sickness, a connection to this spirit may be a root cause! 

Repenting means to turn and go the opposite way. The only way to be set free is to turn from all behavior that gives her access. We have seen many people healed as they learn about this spirit and how to disconnect from Jezebel in the CoH Academy by applying what they learn to their lives. Halfway through the Academy, you will have a visit with an elder to remove any Jezebelic sins from your lives.

And I will strike her children (her proper followers) dead [thoroughly exterminating them]. And all the assemblies (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. (Revelation 2:23 AMPC)

“Her children” refer to those who are acting in agreement with her on a regular basis and leading others into sin. The time will come when God will remove those false prophets and church leaders! Many of the sins are internal, they are in the heart. The Lord reads our hearts and knows what our true motivations are. For those people who are in churches controlled by, led or under the influence of a Jezebel spirit, you will receive judgment for what you have done, both good and bad.

But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not explored and known the depths of Satan, as they say—I tell you that I do not lay upon you any other [fresh] burden: Only hold fast to what you have until I come. (Revelation 2:24-25 AMPC)

Most churches have some who are holding to the truth. Amid all the wrong teachings, some Christians will research the Word of God, so they do not go along with everyone else when they fall into sin. Christians in a wrong body of believers but holding onto the truth will not receive the punishment of those following a Jezebel spirit. 

And he who overcomes (is victorious) and who obeys My commands to the [very] end [doing the works that please Me], I will give him authority and power over the nations... (Revelation 2:26 AMPC)

The Greek word nikaō is translated “overcomes.” One of the meanings of this word is “when one is arraigned or goes to law, to win the case, maintain one's cause.” What God is pronouncing over each church is a judgement which must be cleared or “overcome.”

We must obey what the Word of God says, not what man says is okay. If you are a member of this church and hold to God’s truth and His ways, instead of following others into sin, and if you are on Earth when Jesus returns, you will receive a reward for your efforts. Notice there is no “escaping” or being “out of” God's hour of testing. There is only lasting to the very end of it all. 

If you want to be removed in the Rapture, then your connection is important! In the CoH Academy course: 401 - Removing Charges, you will discover a prophecy which was given and fulfilled in 2020 about how Jezebel enters a church and what it takes to remove that connection. If you want to make sure you are in the right church and ready for the Rapture, we urge you to begin the classes at the Academy which teach you God’s ways! 

And he shall rule them with a sceptre (rod) of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, and [his power over them shall be] like that which I Myself have received from My Father; And I will give him the morning star. (Revelation 2:27-28 AMPC)

The reward is to rule on Earth with the Lord when He returns. “Morning star” has been used to describe both Jesus and Satan because their heavenly power is great enough to be seen by all, even in the low light of early dawn. The Greek work didōmi is translated “give” but also means make. The last verse should read, “And I will make him a morning star.” This means you will receive great power as you help Jesus rule on Earth after His return.

He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the [Holy] Spirit says to the assemblies (churches). (Revelation 2:29 AMPC)

Achievements: Increasing love, works, faith, service, and endurance
Obstacle 1: Remove Jezebel who leads them into sexual sin and stop eating food sacrificed to idols 
Obstacle 2: Hold on if you are not following Jezebel into sin 
Reward: Rule and reign with Jesus with great power

Coming Correction

The Lord has warned us about a time of correction coming upon the body of Christ. Recently He sent a dream to reveal what this may look like for some ministries. These are churches who are operating outside of their rightful authority. 

The Dream

My husband was sleeping while I was pacing nearby. I went to the bathroom and after using the facilities, including washing up, I went to the living room. My husband was awake and listening to the news on the television.

“You're up!” I exclaimed.

He looked haggard, tired, and scared. “I couldn’t rest, knowing what was coming. We only have one day left to live.”

Interpretation

Husband: Ministry that I became part of when I became a Christian
Bathroom: Removing sin
Living Room: Social activity
Bed: Place of rest and intimacy
Television News: Events happening worldwide

In the dream I know more than my husband, so he cannot be the Lord. Also, my natural husband usually finds solutions as fast or faster than I do, so in this dream it isn’t him. This is the church I was really involved with when I rededicated my life to God. In the dream, my husband was the same as he was at that time, confirming he is actually the church. Like the Thyatira Church, they have many “prophets” who are making false declarations and giving prophecies which do not come true. 

I have been removing sin from my life, and no longer in bed, meaning intimate with that church. Instead, we are only connected socially: because we are both Christians. 

Soon the world will know that a time of correction from Heaven is coming (meteor). That branch of God’s church may not know how to avoid the destruction. 

The Dream

The announcer on the television said, “The impact of the meteor will not affect those who are at least five feet underground.” 

I pointed at the television. “Hey, it looks like there may be a way we can survive.”

A small light of hope entered my husband's eyes, “How?”

“We are not far from Carlsbad Caverns. Couldn’t we get there in a day?” My husband nodded. “We have to get moving if we are going to make it in time!” 

Our family began walking from the house. I was in the lead with my oldest daughter Ashley. My husband followed us. When we were a short distance down the street, rocks began falling from the sky. Most of them were traveling slow enough that we were able to dodge them, but other people were caught unaware and struck down by the impact of the stones. 

My husband shouted to me, “I will go back for the car.” As we saw him coming toward us in our SUV (sport utility vehicle) we watched as a large fiery meteor streaked across the sky and demolished the vehicle. 

Interpretation

Ashely: Agape Christian Fellowship
Stones: Words of judgment
SUV: A way of moving towards your destiny with God
Meteor: Judgement from Heaven

The Lord has revealed the place of safety to our ministry: five is the number meaning grace. Underground means that we must be under God’s grace. 

Carlsbad is named after the Czech town formerly known by the German name Karlsbad (English spelling Carlsbad) and now known by the Czech name Karlovy Vary, both of which mean “Charles' Bath[s].” Charles means free man: Christians are made free through Jesus. 

Though we are freed through Jesus, we need to be under grace in the cleansing water (bath) of the Holy Spirit to survive the correction. Agape Christian Fellowship (Ashley) has developed the free Courts of Heaven Academy to help lead people into the knowledge of what they need through the Word of God! 

Some will wait to begin the journey to safety until they are dodging the minor corrections (small stones) coming from Heaven. Though we can lead people to safety at this time, if they choose to continue towards their destiny in the way they have been going (SUV) then they will not survive God’s judgment. 

There is hope for the Thyatira type of church. God has provided the answer. I pray many will see it before it is too late! 

Sardis Church

And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Sardis write: These are the words of Him Who has the seven Spirits of God [the sevenfold Holy Spirit] and the seven stars: I know your record and what you are doing; you are supposed to be alive, but [in reality] you are dead. (Revelation 3:1 AMPC)

The greeting to this church is the strongest one yet. God is reminding them that His Spirit is sent out along with His angels (stars). The New Testament refers to people as “dead” before they know Jesus as Lord and “alive” once Jesus rules their life. That means this church is Christian in name only. 

Rouse yourselves and keep awake, and strengthen and invigorate what remains and is on the point of dying; for I have not found a thing that you have done [any work of yours] meeting the requirements of My God or perfect in His sight. (Revelation 3:2 AMPC)

Jesus referred to those who were literally dead as being “asleep.” If you are not alert and active for the body of Christ, then you are spiritually asleep and dead. “Dead works” are those that are not connected to Jesus, the Vine. Although, we can do many “good” works that benefit us or others, if they are not the works that the Lord has for us or if the works are not done according to God’s ways, then these works are considered “not perfect in His sight.” 

James, the half-brother of Jesus, tells us that faith without works is dead:

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. (James 2:26 AKJV)

This scripture, from the New Testament and half-brother of our Lord, concludes the second chapter of James in which there are many examples of why our faith is dead without works. We cannot be saved by works, but when we really take Jesus as Lord, He becomes our Master and Owner and we should begin working for Him. If we do not, then we may be part of the Sardis church. If this describes your life, you need to take action! 

Begin by reading the entire second chapter of James. This may help to stimulate any Christian who is not working for the Kingdom of Heaven. Then start learning more of God’s ways and ask Him what work He has for you in His Kingdom.

So call to mind the lessons you received and heard; continually lay them to heart and obey them, and repent. In case you will not rouse yourselves and keep awake and watch, I will come upon you like a thief, and you will not know or suspect at what hour I will come. (Revelation 3:3 AMPC)

There is no “quick fix” for those who have been “dead.” In order to wake up, you must relearn the basics of God’s ways. “Continually” in the above scripture shows that this will be a process. Don’t expect to do a quick repentance and have everything restored. You will need to learn and apply what you learn to your life, waking up step by step.

Also, remember that it is only for Christians who are asleep, in need of rousing, that the Lord’s second coming will be like a thief in the night. Those who are awake will know the times and seasons. We will be ready for His return.

You have a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. (Revelation 3:4 AKJV)

God is singling out those that are not walking in the sin He is judging. If you remain in the church and are not sinning as most are, then you will not receive the same judgment. 

He that overcomes the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches. (Revelation 3:5-6 AKJV)

White is a symbol of righteousness before God. The Book of Life is where our name is written when we take Jesus as Lord. It seems that our names can be blotted out if we are “asleep” or with unrighteous works. This means we will not be going to Heaven if our names are not in that book! This was news to me as I am sure it will be for many. 

Achievements: None that are “perfect”
Obstacle: Rouse from sleep & learn God’s ways
Reward: White garment & name in the Book of Life

Having looked at five out of seven churches, it is becoming clear that when God is speaking to a church, it is for all the members of that body of believers, unless otherwise noted. 

  • In some churches, individual members who continue to walk in God’s ways will still be clean and free of sin
    • this makes them eligible for Heaven, but not necessarily the Rapture 
  • We should closely examine God’s judgment for each church 
    • when there is harm done to others by leading them into sin, you will not receive the full benefits of being “kept from the hour of tribulation”
  • Tithing into a church makes you part of that body of believers
    • supporting what God is doing through that part of His body
    • supporting a wrong church that is leading others into sin 
  • We should look at what our church body is supporting and doing. If we don’t agree with it, we should do the following:
    • pray - ask God to grant our leaders wisdom
    • listen - ask the Holy Spirit if we should leave that church

If you remain in the church and it overcomes the judgment against it, there will be a reward. Being beheaded isn’t the only way to make it into Heaven.


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