Part of a message from 2016 (excerpt from the message to the American Church from Joseph) –
A little over eight years ago (2008), while in a time of prayer and fasting the Holy Spirit revealed to me details, with which to prepare for the future. In a vision, I was shown before my eyes, the numbers “three” and “seven”. As they appeared before me, the Lord then said, “It will be like the time when Joseph (one of the 12 sons of Jacob) interpreted the pharaohs’ dream.” (See Gen 41) “It will start in 2008. There will be a time of preparation, followed by great difficulty.”
I was shown three sets of 7-year timeframes to take place.
2008 was the start of a 7-year period (2008-2014) that was to be a time of preparation. Followed by 7 years (2015-2021) of great difficulty, of which we have now transitioned into. And yet another 7 years (2022-2028) will follow.
The transition has already started!
2015-2021 will be a time of great difficulty. It will not all occur at once. We believe that we have now been transitioned into what the Lord described as time of the “beginning of sorrows” (see Matthew 24:4-8). Within this seven-year period, there will be wars, great famine, natural disasters, and difficulties like never seen before in our time!
Before the harvest is reaped, it must be made ready!
We believe that these hardships have already been delayed by God’s grace, in order to give our nation time to repent for the many abominations, but they will be delayed no longer. The Lord has said, “We are out of time.” The sins of our nation have reached heaven (Revelation 18) and we know that “…judgment must begin at the house of God.” (1 Peter 4:17)
The Church will NOT escape this time of difficulty through the “rapture” as it must first go through the fire in order to be purified and walk in holiness before the return of Christ. The rapturing of the Church is not a means for the Church to escape the time of trouble or tribulation. The rapturing up of the Church refers to when the harvest is ripe and ready! (See Matt 13:24-30) The Church is not yet ready and will truly go through the time of tribulation, in order to become pure and holy.
The Lord will not come back and thrust in His sickle for unripe fruit! (See Rev. 14:14-15). Nor will He desire to take up a Bride who has not made herself ready.
The teaching of a pre-tribulation rapture is a false doctrine of devils!
The pre-tribulation rapture teaching came straight out of hell, with the purpose and intent to mislead the Church. It will cause many to follow a false christ.
“21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world to this time, nor shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. 23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there, believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, so that if it were possible, they should deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you before. 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert, go not forth: Behold, he is in the secret places, believe it not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the East, and is seen into the West, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matt. 24:21-27 1599 Geneva Bible GNV)
Those who have been mislead to believe the pre-tribulation rapture doctrine, will not be prepared to suffer for Christ, to be persecuted for Christ, nor to lay down their lives for Christ, should the Lord will it. (See 2 Timothy 3:12). They will not have made themselves ready to say no to worshiping the image of the beast, to taking the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name! (See Rev. 13) They have been taught that Jesus will come and rapture the Church, saving them from the suffering of the great tribulation period, when in fact, the Bible does not say this! The great tribulation is not the wrath of God. The great tribulation is the wrath of satan coming against the true Christians. 1 Thess 5:9 (KJV ) For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. The wrath of God is clearly seen in Revelation 16 and Revelation 19:11-16 at the coming of the Lord Jesus where He brings the wrath of God upon the heathen.
When the antichrist takes his reign, bringing a false “peace” from the world’s suffering and chaos, how many “Christians” will follow him? How many will compromise their faith in order to buy food?
The Bible tells us that there will be a great falling away from the faith!
Many will fall away from following The Lord Jesus Christ, to following him, the antichrist.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 (GNV)
“1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our assembling unto him, 2 That ye be not suddenly moved from your mind, nor troubled neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter, as it were from us, as though the day of Christ were at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a departing first (Strong’s #646 Apostasia: apostasy; falling away from the faith), and that that man of sin be disclosed, 4 Which is an adversary, and exalteth himself against all that is called God, or that is worshipped: so that he doth sit as God in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
The Church will go through great persecution followed by great tribulation before the return of Christ Jesus. The Lord Jesus gave us a chronological order of events that will take place prior to His return! First is the beginning of sorrows, followed by increased persecution of the Church. Then the antichrist will be revealed and he will sit in the temple proclaiming himself to be as God. Then there will be great tribulation. Immediately after the tribulations there will be signs in the sun, and moon. Then the coming of the Lord Jesus coming in the clouds and the angel will blow the trumpet and the elect in Christ will be gathered up from the four winds!
Please see and study Matt. 24,
Mark 13, Luke 21, 2 Thess. 2:1-4, etc.
The coming difficulty is by God’s grace, in order for many more to turn to Him through the hardships. “…LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD, AMEN.” Mathew 28:20
1 John 2:15 (KJV)
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.
For those who truly love the Lord Jesus, who know their God:
This will be a time to prevail and prosper (Daniel 11:32). In the midst of great suffering throughout the world, for God’s people, the true Church, it will be a time to operate in the authority and power of God Almighty. Remember the words of the Lord, “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, therefore I will deliver thee from the hour of tentation(testing, adversity), which will come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” (Revelation 3:10 GNV)
Just as He delivered Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach) and Azariah (Abednego) from the fiery furnace (Dan. 3), so will He deliver (preserve) many of those who truly live their lives for the Lord Jesus. There will also be those who have the honored privilege to take a stand for the faith, laying their lives down for the Lord Jesus Christ. (See Rev. 14:14, 20:4)
In the coming famine, we will receive miraculous provision!
We will need the power of the Holy Spirit in order to survive!
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1 KJV)
In 1 Kings Chapter 17, we see the provision and power of the Almighty demonstrated to the man of God, Elijah. In a time of drought and famine, by God’s command, ravens brought him bread and meat and he drank water from the river! Following that, Elijah was then fed by a poor widow. She had just a handful of grain and a little oil and was preparing to eat her last meal with her son and then die of starvation. But, because she was willing to trust the word of the Lord and give even of the little she had, the grain and oil did not run out. It continued all the way until the time that the Lord sent rain! (See 1 Kings 17:7-16)
Just as in the time of Elijah, as he was sustained by God and was fed bread and meat from the ravens, and then multiplied grain and oil, so will God sustain those who are His and truly put their trust in Him!
Recently, the Lord spoke to me in a dream, He said,
“For if My people die of starvation, yet it is because they did not come near to Me.”
We can call to Him, we can pray to Him, but we must come near to Him! We must seek Him beyond prayers and petitions. We must seek Him for Him, to be close to Him, to know Him! When we come near to the Lord, in this way, we have an assurance that He will give us our daily bread!
King David said in Psalms 37:25, “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”
Psalm 24:3-10 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
3 Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord? and who shall stand in his holy place? 4 Even he that hath innocent hands, and a pure heart; which hath not lifted up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is the generation of them that seek him, of them that seek thy face, this is Jacob. Selah. 7 Lift up your heads ye gates, and be ye lifted up ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? the Lord, strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, ye gates, and lift up yourselves ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. 10 Who is this King of glory? the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.“
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