Congress

John Jeffreys at Bowens Mill Convention

July 2009

 

It is the hour that the Lord is showing us spots that we did not know we had. I kind of feel that we are already in front of the Judgment Seat of Christ and whatever “Peninsula of Grace” we have had, something tells me, it is vaporizing. It is getting more serious. We were having a conversation this morning and George (Harris) said, “John, the Lord is really dealing with me.” I said, “George, He’s really dealing with me too.” I got to thinking about that as I was up here praying before the service, the Lord reminded me of the fact that when the Lord is about to do something, He deals with us the most severely. “The Lord is in his Holy Temple, let all the earth ‘keep silence’ before Him, which the verse says, ‘bows low’ before Him.” He brings you down low.

 

It’s like the animal trainer that managed to capture the pack leader of a wolf pack. He had him in a chain link fence kennel, and he gradually got to know him, and as a trainer he figured he was ready for the next step. So he opened the chain link gate and stepped in and the wolf stepped back – this is a leader; this is a large animal that has ascended to the leadership among large animals. A yellow lab is large, but when you go to that stuffed wolf in the Anchorage Airport, he’s just a miniature of that animal. So the wolf steps back and he waits and as the man comes in and turns to close the gate, the wolf comes up, turns his head, clamps down on his thigh and flips him to the ground and then steps back. And he was saying, “I would just like you to know that there are certain conditions on furthering the relationship.” Isn’t that kind of what you feel? “Yes, there are certain conditions on this, and I’d like to know you a little better too, and these are the conditions.”

 

Micah 7 has come to mean a lot to me. Micah said, “I will bear the indignation of the Lord for I have sinned against Him.” Now that is a wise man. Instead of arguing with God, he said, “I’ll go through it; I’ll bear it because I’m after pleasing Him. If I haven’t pleased Him, then I’m going to bear the indignation.” The implication is that the Lord turns away. Then as you get to the end of chapter 7, it says that the Lord fortunately, loves mercy and that He will turn again. But when He turns again, He does not take away our iniquity, it says that He will subdue our iniquity; and the Hebrew there is: Put under one’s foot, He will subdue them. So, if the iniquity was taken away, we’d be free, but subduing requires a close relationship to keep it subdued, otherwise it’s going to rise back up and (a comment from the ministry…….“even after a thousand years”) ……Yes, and as Brother Buddy said in our convention at Haines, “This is an hour in which the Lord is showing God’s people what’s in them”. So, if we are in sync with that, God is showing us what’s in us, because if we are going to beg God, He is going to give us something to beg Him for. While we go through this phase, which is undoubtedly deeper than anything before, we will agree with the statement, “Woe is me, for I am undone.” But God is also ‘up to something’ and it requires, not us being on top and in tiptop condition, it requires us coming low; it requires us coming low.

 

So, I would like to just start by reviewing the opening of the Book of Ephesians. Lord, please help us and guide us in these moments that our thoughts may be directed by You and that You would feed us and cause us to come running to You and stay by Your side that the nature that can only be derived by being at Your side, that divine nature, may be infused in us, in Jesus name.

 

Ephesians 1: 3-5 ‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places, in Christ’ [ all spiritual blessings which are in the heavenly places---and that theme will carry on in a few other places before we are finished ] ‘according as he hath chosen us in him.’ [ The Greek word there is ‘elect’ and it means; “to reach in and take a handful for oneself”; in fact our English word ‘elect’ -- we took it right out of the Greek ], ‘according as he hath elected us in him’ [ if we understand that means “taking a handful for oneself” ] ‘before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him, in love having predestinated us;’ [in love having set boundaries around us in advance; in love, having limited us in advance, unto the placing of the mature son) (italics John Jeffreys)

 

So God limited us in advance, and when we were young we may not have appreciated the boundaries and the limitations, but it was not without our consent, for you see, God through His foreknowledge knew; God, before He threw down the foundations of the world knew us; He knew our frame; He knew our name; He knew our place on the timeline; He also knew that if He gave ‘John’ an opportunity, ‘John’ would say “Yes!” God is allowed to do that; God is allowed to have foreknowledge; God is allowed to be omniscient; God is allowed to read things, and call things, before they even come to pass, and He is able to know, and it is not a matter of robotics; He knew. So He framed “John’s” hour, He framed all kinds of circumstances in his life, which channeled him towards a direction that Father God knew that he wanted to go to. And though he may have said “No” at different junctions, yet God kept him; He limited us in advance. He limited us in advance toward this high calling, and it does involve our volition. All of this was decided according to the good pleasure of His will, and whoever dictated to God that His will had to be good?

Ephesians 1:6-8 ‘To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved; in whom we have’ [the Greek says, ‘we are having’] ‘redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace, wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence,’ [prudence in the Greek is ‘the ability to think’.]

 

I have come to see that I only think when I am in Christ. That is where all thinking comes from, and only in Christ can we actually think with Him, and He says, “Come and let us reason together.” And so, the little Galatians started out in the Spirit, and came under another spirit that persuaded them that they could finish in the flesh, what began in the Spirit. So Paul says in Galatians 3:1, ‘Oh you foolish Galatians’. The Greek says, ‘Oh you non-thinking Galatians’. When we get out from under the covering, we are in the realm of ‘non thinking’; so, only in Christ is the abundance of wisdom, and the mind of Christ in which we come and reason together with him. And so it goes on to say:

 

Ephesians 1:9-10 ‘Having made known unto us the mystery of his will,’ [which is a phenomenon that is incomprehensible] ‘according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in himself: that in the dispensation of the fullness of times’ [the word for dispensation is the same word for ‘governor’ in Galatians 4:1,2. It’s a compound word, and if you were to literalize it, it would be the ‘stewardship of the fullness of times’. But because of dealing with government, it should be, ‘that in the administration of the fullness of times’.] ‘he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:’

 

Why did the Roman ‘patron’, who did not have a son, go out and pay a fortune for adopting a son and bringing him up? Why did he bring him up? Not just so he could fulfill the desire to have a son. He wanted to bring the son up to rule with him in a co-regency over everything he possessed. He wanted to bring that son up to the place where he would actually rule in his stead.

 

He has limited us in advance and He is dealing with us in all the dealings that are necessary in bringing forth a son into fullness for an administration of the fullness of times that He might gather together in one, all things in Christ both which are in heaven, and which are on earth, even in Him.

 

Brother Buddy said yesterday up at the house, “This is what we were made for; this is what we were brought forth for; this is what we’ve been in this for, all of these years, and that’s why it’s becoming more severe, and that’s why the jeopardy is increasing, and that’s why the dealings are increasing”; and that’s why—because God is drawing to an hour for which you and I have been preparing for, that’s what you and I have been sequestered for; out of this world, and out of the church world. That is why we were set aside and set apart for a purpose that was PURPOSED IN HIMSELF, from before He ever cast down the foundation of the earth.

 

Ephesians 1:11-12 ‘In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated’ [being limited in advance] ‘according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will, that we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.’

 

Now, in the 11 th verse of Ephesians 1 and the phrase, ‘according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will’. The word ‘purpose’ and the word ‘counsel’ are two different words for purpose. There are several words for ‘purpose’ or ‘will’.

One is: His determined counsel that something is going to take place; it’s determined ahead of time.

The other one is: The revelation of His will to us on a daily basis, that if we walk in under it, it will fulfill what was declared.

So in His purpose in Christ, before the foundation of the world, He made a declaration, and if we will stay in under His hand, He will make known to us the will; His will, which is putting it into action, putting it in actively, and if we will walk in under that will, it will lead to the fulfillment of that which He declared in the original purpose.

 

That word for ‘counsel’ there, or the original ‘purpose’ is “boule”; and there are 3 or 4 other words that bring out that daily will. So the ‘ boule ’ means “a determination”. It is “ a declaration and a determination ”. The ‘ boule ’ also means, “ an assembly sitting together ”.

So for example, what we call Congress and the Canadians and the British call Parliament; what the Russians call Politburo and the Israelis call the Knesset, modern Greece calls it the Boule – ‘Congress’!

 

Does God possibly have a Congress? God would not do in type in shadow as a president, so would a king ever have a Congress? Well, Jesus did say this:

 

Luke 14:31, ‘Or what king, going to make war against another king,’ [What’s the first thing he does?] sitteth not down first,’ [so he sits] and consulteth’ [that’s boule—a form of it, boulo] ‘whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?’

 

So, here you have a king, sitting down, and he’s not sitting down by himself and leaning on the arm thinking. No, he’s consulting. He has purposely brought a consultation forth in a circle round about him in the warfare.

 

So we are heading toward an administration. That’s what Brother Sam pointed out. I’ve been listening to some of Brother Sam’s word recently, and that is why Brother Sam made the statement, “This is not an evangelistic move of God.” Not because Brother Sam had anything against evangelism; Brother Sam engaged in it. Down on the La Cocha Conventions, there were brethren that came in out of the jungles for the conventions that did not live on any of the farms there. Do you know where they came from? Brother Sam took a Bible, and he took an interpreter; he went back into those jungles, and went from village to village to village to village evangelizing. Why? Because those verses on evangelism are in here? No! Because the Spirit led him. And what were coming out of the jungles were sons and daughters of his! And he didn’t say this is not an evangelistic move of God because he was against evangelism; he was drawing a contrast. As Brother Buddy said yesterday, “Just because we are in the third feast doesn’t mean we are not in the first two.” You have to be in the first two to have the third. What is the deciding factor in all that? “Why aren’t you evangelizing, etc?” It all comes down to one thing; we are only to do what the Spirit is leading us to do on a day-by-day, hourly-by hourly and moment-by-moment basis.

Brother Sam went on to say, “This is not a healing move of God.” It’s not because Brother Sam didn’t believe in healing, and it’s not because Brother Sam didn’t move in healing. My heavens, he did move in healing! Ask Cara Cobb to tell you the story of Jason, when he was left home. He was very sick. Brother Sam was staying with them, [Now I’m going to tell the story, Cara, so you don’t have to] and he was very sick. So there was a doctor appointment she had arranged, but she also had to scoot out of the house for an hour to do something and Brother Sam said, “I’ll take care of him, no problem, no problem.” So off she goes, and she comes scootin’ back to get Jason who had been quite sick-----and here comes Jason, running to her, to say, “Mommy, Mommy, Brother Sam prayed for me and I’m healed!” And she looked, and Brother Sam’s just sittin’ there, not saying a word, and Jason says, “Yeah Mommy, I’m healed, I’m healed!” And Cara says, “I’ve got a doctor appointment, so we’ll check it out.” But he says, “But Mommy, Brother Sam prayed for me and I’m healed!” She said, “I think we’d better go check it out.” Brother Sam said, “My God, the boy’s telling you he’s healed! But if you want to go waste your money, go ahead.” So she took him in and the Dr. said, “This boy is healed!” And they brought him home, and she said, “The Dr. said he’s healed!” Brother Sam said, “Told ya’.”

 

When I was bit with that rattlesnake, Sam put his hand over my head; broke that thing straight down through me!” No, it was not because he didn’t believe in healing; he was drawing a contrast, when he said, “This is not an evangelistic move of God, this is not a healing move of God, but this is a governmental move of God. It deals with government.”

 

And we are in an hour in which the beast is rising up. I’d like to take a look at that in

Daniel.

 

Daniel 7:1-3 ‘In the first year of Belshazzar, king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed; then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters. Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.’

 

There is no question that the great sea is being striven upon in this hour. The unrest doesn’t originate by any forces from the earth; it is originating from heavenly winds. It’s God himself directing it, bringing forth these four beasts. It is God shaking all things, stirring it up to bring it to a head. God did not allow His people to possess the Promised Land until the iniquity of the Amorites had come to a head; it had come to its fullness. So, one of the signs of what God is about to do, is when you see iniquity come to its fullness. I said it before, and I know I am repeating things, but one of the most graphic things, is that girl up in Ohio, who watched her friend in pregnancy until she knew she was ready to be delivered, and she went in and killed her, cut her open and walked off with the baby! I don’t know that she would have even gotten a fair trial in the 1800’s.

 

It’s just gone to total – it’s vexed Lot’s soul from day to day, and that’s just in a small matter. We’re in huge governmental upheavals……its four great beasts:

 

Daniel 7:4 ‘The first was like a lion and had eagle’s wings.’ [I’m not going into the details of it, for I’m not satisfied that I know the details, but I do know that a lion is certainly a symbol of the day of the Lord. It says, “Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord.” It’s not a day to be desired. It says this, “(It’s) as if a man did flee from a lion.”]

 

Daniel 7:5 ‘And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear’ [He ran from a lion and a bear met him!] ‘and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it; and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.’ [Now, I believe that these things are undoubtedly applicable to the outer governmental world, but it is also very applicable in the whole ecclesiastical realm and the whole thing of the spiritual realm.]

 

Daniel 7:6 ‘After this I beheld, and lo, another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads, and dominion was given to it.’

 

You get into the leopard family; I think a cheetah is the leopard family and they’ve been clocked at 80 miles an hour; that is slightly faster than I can run – the thing moves like lightening; it moves quickly. When evil is given an opportunity, you then see that they do not have to come up with plans as to what to do with it. It is things they’ve been planning for a long time, and it’s like a kid set free in a toy store! “This is our chance!” And it all comes flying out at once! Thinking they have gained the upper hand, not knowing that they are fulfilling a plan that was set before the foundation of the world. But then, we come to the fourth beast:

 

Daniel 7:7-8 ‘After this I saw in the night visions, and, behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly, and it had great iron teeth; it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it; and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.’ [This is the only beast that has mention of 10 horns.] ‘I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots, and behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man and a mouth speaking great things.’

 

So ‘horns’ speak of authority. In the animal realm it means authority. When I was on the ranch, the cows that had horns thought they were the big cow on campus, when around the cows that didn’t have them, and they didn’t mind ‘horning’. For the breeding session, we gave them range cubes, which were full of minerals, but to make sure the herd got an equal chance you went out in the middle (the pasture was a thousand acres) of the one pasture and we waited for the herd to gather. You didn’t have to call too many times, for they loved those things, and so they came. We had about a thousand head we would feed at once. We’d go down the pasture and one would drive, and the other two would be tearing open the sacks and dumping them with the whole herd following you. By the time you were done, the whole herd would be all lined up, chompin’ range cubes. But when you first came, it was the friendliest cow that came first. If they got close enough to you, they’d slurp you, you know. Then the gals came with the horns and they wouldn’t come up to you, but they weren’t going to let anybody else come up to you. They were first. And then, we had the little jersey bull, which was the smallest bull there, but he developed his horns. He thought it was his calling, when you were on horseback – you had to watch where he was – he’d put that head down and put the crosshairs on the side of your horse, right where your leg was, and he would charge. He did that about two or three times and the boss said, “The time of grace is over”. And we rounded that boy up, took him to the coral and put him in the Powder River chute and the boss went and got a hacksaw. And that bull screamed; he bellowed. But you know what? He was the nicest boy after that. He was a ‘good ole boy’ after that. Something about horns gives a beast a sense of great importance—a sense of great importance. Hold your place right here and look in Revelation 13 to see what that little horn is saying in his great swelling words. I will start at the first verse, just to show you the parallel between Daniel 7 and Revelation 13.

 

Revelation 13:1-6 ‘And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns,’ [Now the Lamb himself in chapter five has seven horns, but this one has ten horns,] ‘and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion;’ [there’s the three, all in one] ‘and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, “Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.’

 

That’s going on out there in the governments of the world as they are heading us, as fast as they can, toward the new world order; it’s going on out there in the carnal church. If the Lamb has got seven horns and the beast has got ten, then what the ten horns represent to me, is when we take an authority that is beyond the authority of the Lamb; i.e. the law, for ten is the law. That is the bewitching that took place with the Judaizers working on our little Galatian brethren, when they took hold of law and order and they used it as an authority that went beyond the authority of the Lamb.

 

And whenever I have done it, and folks, I have done it; I have been aligned with the beast and not with the Lamb. And Lord, wash us all from it; wash us all from it. But you see that it’s not any surprise that I’ve done it, or that you’ve done it, because God wants us to see the difference. He wants us to intermeddle with both of them. He wants us to understand that the one is totally unprofitable, because the law is unprofitable. It never took anybody to perfection previously; it will not get us there now. But isn’t it funny how we try to do it? If it’s not to one another, we try to impose it on ourselves, only to find out there is only one way.

 

And so the blasphemy against God; God has no place in what the beast is doing. And it goes without saying, for Brother Sam preached this, and it’s been preached on ever since, that we don’t want to ever say, “Who can make war with this beast that’s down inside of us?” As Brother Buddy has pointed out, when we get into the devil’s territory, he’s far greater than us, so we might as well agree with that adversary way ahead of time. But to sign a surrender agreement on that basis; we’re not saying to, of course, but what we have to do is align with a power that is greater, and not take the facts of the battlefield and finalize on that and sign on the line. There are three levels there; there’s the historical level, the present level, and the church level, and then there’s our level---it’s all there.

 

Revelation 13:7 ‘And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them, and power was given him over all kindred’s, and tongues, and nations.’

 

(Now, referring back to verse 5) ‘power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.’ For 42 months; until the coming of Christ. I don’t know how far he’s allowed to go in those 42 months; I don’t know that. I do know this; that the four gospels and the book of Acts were all played on the stage of a one world order, right under the nose of that master spirit…..the whole thing played right on out. And when the dust cleared at the end of it, only one of them was standing; the other one was in ruins.

 

So let’s go back to Daniel 7 because this mouth speaking great things, it doesn’t take a whole lot of discernment to know that God is not being factored into what is being built. These are the haters of God and of God’s people.

 

Things are moving very, very quickly. September 11, 2001 (9/11), outside of the Spirit of God, it’s an irreversible situation; it took us into a whole other age. We’ve turned a corner. You can’t rewind the tape and go back to the way things were. And you cannot sit down and debrief terrorists. For them to say, “Well you know, Brother John, I see things differently now, I’ll be a good boy from now on in. Can I go now?” That’s not going to work. There’s only one way that it can ever be reversed and that would be a sovereign intervention of the Spirit of God into lives and hearts that would cause even the Assyrian to repent of his violence. That’s the only possible way, so there’s no turning back in other words.

 

When the stimulus bill was signed, the America that you and I knew, is gone; folks, it’s gone! It’s gone! I’ll tell you why it’s gone, and why it’s irreversible. To reverse it, you would have to have a new administration come in, you’d have to have a new Congress come in, and they would have to somehow convince a voting block of about 30 million Americans that we need to tighten our belts, and do without until we can reverse that. How many would like to bank on that happening? “Like ‘deny yourself’, yes?”

 

That’s how Caesar corrupted the Roman Republic. He gave them bread and circuses and they never voted against him. So we are watching the thing swirl around us! That bill was really just a couple of months—just weeks ago, really. You and I are in a time in which things are moving like a leopard and you can’t reverse it in the natural. God just might have something in mind. As Brother Joe said, “Let’s hope!” Then Brother Buddy said, “Sudden destruction!”

 

I remember in an early Lubbock Convention; it might have been at my first Lubbock Convention; it was at the old Pentecostal Camp Grounds that are now under the ground, underneath I-27. But in that Pentecostal Camp Ground, I think it was about 1970 or 1971, a vision came forth, which would date this. In the vision, they saw the Statue of Liberty wobbling upon her base; was about to fall over and President Nixon wrapped his arms around the statue to try to steady her, and it kept wobbling, and in the end, they both went over. That was before any whisper about Watergate. I’m not even sure if that was in his first or second administration. But Brother Sam said this, “Brethren, God is going to shake every nation, and as much as I love this nation, before it’s over, God’s going to shake this nation too.” Every nation gets shaken. Every nation gets shaken.

 

Now on his word about the Melchisedec Order, in the Hollywood Word Teaching, Brother Sam said that God knew that he could not unveil His nature, His true being to a people in one generation; it would be too much. It would burn us up. And so, He determined, that it would be done generationally [my word; I hope it’s in the dictionary], he did it generationally. And to do that, He raised up in every generation a spiritual priesthood, a spiritual priesthood; that means, ‘one free from a system’ and ‘one that doesn’t have anything else over its head’ and into that spiritual priesthood, God poured the level of revelation that He determined would be released in that generation. Because it was not an eternal priesthood, it died, and then in the next generation, He raised up a priesthood, which took and stood upon the previous revelation, then brought forth the next line of the revelation of Himself.

 

The whole idea, and the charge that’s leveled against us, ‘that revelation is progressive’; what do you do with the verses, ‘Little by little and line upon line, and precept upon precept, and what do you do with the most simple cursory review of history in which there’s an early church and 2,000 years of desolation, but near the end, there is a beginning of line upon line, restoration of the new birth, of the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit, and the five-fold ministry? What do you do with that? But He did it, generation by generation, and each generation was not an eternal priesthood, they died, and the next generation stood on the benefit of the previous ones.

 

Then Sam said, “God would bring forth a final priesthood and Brethren, we are that final priesthood and we have the benefit of all the truth that God revealed down through the generations and if we will stay in under His hand, and realize who we are and stay in under His hand.” One of the things Sam said about this priesthood, is that it needs to remember ‘what it is and who it is’, and in all of its choices, it needs to remember ‘who it is and what it is’. You and I have been bestowed with the revelation and the riches of the previous generations, which was paid with a very costly price in many cases, and you and I have been brought to such an hour as this; we have been prepared for such an hour as this; that we might receive that last final word that opens the veil, Lord, and we shall go in.

 

Then Sam said, “Then when we go in, we won’t go in with a knowledge of millennial government, we go in with the very nature of it worked in us.” So that would make us a living epistle written of God, and read of all men and a new government needs a constitution – and so it’s a living constitution. It’s not a people with a head full of knowledge about it and therefore say, “We’ll be glad to share our expertise.” No! They actually embody the very Spirit that gave them the principles; the very One is embodied in them. They walked into it with that nature.

 

Way before there was a Lubbock Farm, Brother Sam and Sister Lee were staying in our house on 36 th Street in Lubbock with Nancy and me. Brother Sam loved history, if you didn’t know that; he loved history, and if you didn’t know; I love history [I just want you to know that] and I remember engaging Brother Sam and I brought up the matter of Oliver Cromwell. The principles of the American Revolution were fought under Oliver Cromwell on English soil; a man of prayer; a man who after the revolution was over, when he and some of his lieutenants were walking through London, and they saw the statue of a general on a horse, he looked out and said to his men, “Well, if they ever make one for me, make it on my knees; for thus I came to power.” So, as I was sharing this with Brother Sam, he said this, “John, Oliver Cromwell laid his life down to deliver this world from the realm of kings and to bring it into constitutional law. And the same way he laid his life down to do that, you and I are called to lay our lives down, to bring it from constitutional law to a theocracy.”

 

Brother Sam, in the Hollywood Tapes, went on to say this in the Melchisedec Order message, and this is back in the 70’s, just a few months before he was taken from us. He said, “You see, God brought forth constitutional law from kings. Where it started was in tribal leaders; it started in tribal government. But, you see, when tribal government came to the place where the tribal chieftain was then telling you what you would believe, interjecting and taking the place of God, then it was swallowed up, and God brought forth the realm of kings.”

 

And when you look at some of the kings like King Alfred the Great who was the first king to unite England; he and Ethelred his brother, they fought their battles on their knees. And when you read about them, there was a genuine desire to see the people united in England, that she might be brought back to her roots, and that she might once again be a witness of the gospel. Ethelred would stay on his knees, and Alfred would go out and face incredible odds with the Viking hoards and won one battle after another. He didn’t vanquish them, but he remained until a revival came in (as Winston Churchill talks about) and the Vikings, without any human intervention at all, burned their gods, Woden and Thor, and picked up the plow and settled into England as farmers! It’s inexplicable except that God did it! But then the kings got to the place where they told our forefathers how they could worship and that they could only worship by the state and by the Church of England, etc., etc., etc. And God then brought forth an Oliver Cromwell to break that into constitutional law.

 

But this is what Brother Sam said now at the end of the 70’s. He said, “Constitutional law has given the church a great freedom to grow in, [that’s the umbrella under which we have traveled all over this country for over 45 years of conventions, and overseas, etc., etc.” He said, “But human nature will corrupt it!” And he said, [this is back in the late 70’s now] “You will see them use the courts to cut into the constitution and to take away our liberties.” And he said, “Know this! When you see that happen, know this; that God is THROUGH with it (constitutional law)! That God IS THROUGH with it! It’s no longer; ‘In God We Trust’, they’ll take it off of everything. They will take away the tax exemption from the church, and the church will lose its properties, and they won’t be on television, and they won’t be on radio and then they’re going to be forced to meet in storefronts, and garages and basements and living rooms and I don’t know what would happen then. They’d have to meet in the Pine Woods in Georgia, you know; what would they do?”

 

Look at a hundred million strong baptized in the Spirit brethren in China alone. Do you know what the worry of the Chinese eldership is? What will happen if they stop the persecution? That’s their worry, not that they’re under persecution. They’re worried what will happen to the church if the persecution stops. This thing is moving very quickly, and they think they have trumped; they think that they are in control, but God himself is through with it.

 

You know what I go through? There is still in my “warp and woof”, there are still “stars and stripes” in there, and I see the next thing that happens and I want to ‘ooooooogh’! And then I have to go and get quiet, and I have to do what my brother Habakkuk did. He got himself up in the high place and got himself still. He asked all of his questions first, then he got up in the high place and he got himself still to see what God would say to him. And when God says something to you and to me, then suddenly it’s all right! I realize that God is in control, and that’s final! -- Until the next thing that happens. And when the next thing that happens, you find yourself just as ‘oooooogh’! and you could think that I’m schizoid because one day you can talk to me and I say, “God is in control!” And the next time you engage me in a conversation I say, “Do you know what they are doing?!! They’re doing such and such and such!!!” Just realize that you are in between the two towers. Give me a little more time and God can finally help me to realize that ‘I’m fighting away’, and I need to get quiet again; He’s in control; God’s doing that.

 

Then Brother Sam said, “They’ll think they are in control, but God will be.” And he said also, “He will use them to bring forth the Judgment Seat of Christ against the church system that camped down at one of the previous levels of revelation and decided to go no further. They will think they are doing it, and God will be using them to do it. Historically and Biblically that’s a dangerous position to be in, for when court is over, God has always consumed the court.

 

That got me thinking, if that is what is happening, and it seems to be happening right in front of our eyes, if judgment if going to come to the outer church, then where has it already started first? Right here; right here, to the hidden ones. So we are in it, and we have the privilege of being in it first, and it’s far better. God is speaking – isn’t it interesting - God is speaking to us in the matters of love, and right beside it, God is also speaking about phenomenal wrath. They both come side-by-side; side-by-side. And it’s far better to be under the judgment of God, in which He seats himself, where He can purify the sons of Levi who will draw close to Him for purification and say, “God, please, please do this for me, which You have convinced me I cannot do for myself.”

 

So, God will let them bring forth a judgment, but they will literally be playing right into His hands. They will be seeing that finally they can now have a society that does not have any of his courts or bands directing anything -- and they won’t even hear the chuckle -- they won’t even hear the chuckle. And then, just when they think the whole thing is just the way they always wanted it to be, the following thing takes place:

 

Daniel 7:9 ‘I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of Days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was like the fiery flame and his wheels as burning fire.’

 

The ‘wheels’ go back to the revelation that Ezekiel saw by the River Chebar. ‘I saw the thrones were cast down’. When I read this in the Amplified, it led me to Keil & Delitzsch, when in the1800’s a couple of men who went through the whole Hebrew Bible, word for word. Listen to what Keil & Delitzsch says concerning Daniel 7 verse 9:

 

“After Daniel had, for a while, contemplated the rising up of the Little Horn that appeared among the ten horns, then the scene changed. There is a solemn sitting in judgment by God, and sentence is pronounced. [Listen to this.] Seats or chairs were placed – seats or chairs were placed; the Hebrew shows that they were thrown into place. They were placed in order quickly, but with a noise. Seats! Not merely a throne for God the judge, but a number of seats for the assembly sitting in judgment with God!” What do you think that sounds like? “Congress.” “Congress.”

 

[Listen to the Amplified on Daniel 7 verse 9. ‘I kept looking until thrones were placed for the assessors with the judge, and the Ancient of Days took his seat!’ [I’ll read it again.] ‘I kept looking until thrones were placed for the assessors with the judge, and the Ancient of Days took his seat!’

 

That is not expected! It’s a Congress not listed in the United Nations. It’s a Congress totally invisible to the natural mind, and especially – especially – to the lifting up of pride of a Little Horn, speaking great and swelling things, not realizing the jeopardy they are in.

 

There are two words for God’s wrath. One is ‘thumos’ which is what He exhibits toward you and me. He deals with us; you catch a little of the ‘thumos’ – and that’s where our Brother Micah had the word. He said, “You just bear His indignation and get still; and you need to. And you let Him bring you back around. You put your hope and faith in the God who loves mercy.”

 

There’s another word, that’s ‘orge’. Orge, if you look it up in the Lexicon, it says, Mt. Redoubt. Now, do you know what Mt. Redoubt is? It’s a 100 miles out of Anchorage, and it blew in the early ‘90’s and they’ve been expecting it to blow for the last 3 months. We didn’t even know if we would get to Anchorage the last time and back again. The last time it blew it shut the airport down and it spread ash everywhere. The thing about it is, there’s no cork for it; there’s nothing you can do – it’s out of man’s control whatsoever, and when it blows, it blows without remedy. THAT is ‘orge’! That’s the second Greek word, compared to the one that He deals with you and me, and then if you wait, you come to the phenomenon that not only does His wrath subside, He actually will turn again to you and plead your cause, and subdue our iniquities under His feet. That’s phenomenal! That’s a phenomenal thing. The worst thing we can do is defend ourselves against Him. A. W. Tozer says on that, “He who defends himself has himself for his defense, and he will have no other.” But when it says that God would ‘plead my case’; that is a legal term; that God would literally plead my case. Brother Fred Vanderhoof talks about the High Priest becoming an advocate and pleading for us in the court. That is the best law firm you can get; the very best one; the only one that can plead the case. In ‘thumos’ at least, praise God, there’s opportunity for representation – if we keep our mouth shut and agree with him! It will make it a lot faster, by the way. It will keep the case from dragging on, and on, and on, and on, and on.

 

So you see Congress! Just at the height of the ‘swelling words’; just at the height of the pride that begins directing as never before and starting to take dominion over the earth – just at the arrogance of a company coming forth that believes they are the class that can tell the rest of us how to live our lives, because we don’t know how to – which is actually true. We don’t know how! Just at that point, suddenly - suddenly the Ancient of Days steps forth and is seated, and suddenly there’s this noise – chairs or thrones around it, and a company is seated with him, and this is what takes place: they discuss the economy, and Fanny Mae, and Freddie Mack, and you know, and whether the terrorists can now have law firms that represent them—maybe even from Afghanistan. That’s all summed up in these words in:

 

Daniel 7:10 ‘A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him;’ [that doesn’t sound good, that sounds more like Bessemer, than Freddie Mac] ‘A fiery stream issued and come forth from before him; thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the judgment was set,’ [The Amplified says, “the Court was in session”] ‘and the books were opened.’ [Why? Because of verse 11.]

  

Daniel 7:11-14 ‘I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake; I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.’ [THAT was by congressional decree!] ‘As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away, yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time. I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him’ [in Congress] ‘a dominion, and glory, and a kingdom that all people, nations and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.’ [And you think it is all over, but the rest of the chapter is the working of it out.]

 

In the ‘boule’, the King has assembled a company of sons because He has wanted a company of sons who could tell Him literally concerning the works of His hands. Nothing delights Him more! It’s a company that listened to Him when He spoke – as Brother Buddy said a few decades ago, “God will listen to a people when they speak, because they have been a people who have listened when He spoke.” He’s wanted sons to come – there’s no competition in God – ‘Now wait a minute you guys!’ –No, He’s wanted a company of sons around Him. He’s wanted them in a co-regency, and so you see them.

 

The rest of this chapter, you see this Little Horn doesn’t understand what it means for this ‘fiery stream’ to have brought these dictates in the spiritual realms in Congress. Because once it’s there, it as good as done! It’s just got to be worked out in detail. Then you start seeing this Little Horn waging his war, full confidence trying to wear out the saints. But then the Ancient of Days came and judgment was given to the saints. I think, Brethren, that’s what the Judgment Seat of Christ is all about. The Ancient of Days is drawing nigh to you and me – he’s drawing nigh to you and me and judgment is being given to us – not to wage a war out there, but judgment that is coming to set us free. And then it says this:

 

Daniel 7:25 ‘And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change times and laws:’ [And you know they changed BC – before Christ, to BCE –“before the common era”, because otherwise, Jesus is dividing the times, and we ‘can’t have that’.] ‘and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.’ [That would be 42 months.] ‘But the judgment shall sit,’ [Guess what? The Amplified says; “But the judgment shall be set by the court of the Most High] ‘and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it suddenly the end.’

 

Now, let’s go back to the New Testament; to Revelation. Let’s take a look at two of the seven steps of overcoming, and the result of overcoming in the church of Thyatira in:

 

Revelation 2:26–28 ‘And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power’ [that’s authority] ‘ over the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star.’

 

Does that sound like governmental authority? Yes it does – yes it does. And I have had to remind myself about this word “overcoming” because it, or any word can grow old on us, and we can actually take “overcoming” as meaning ‘gritting our teeth and holding on to the end’; ‘just still being here somehow by our fingernails’; ‘just get through it and stay here and not leave’. You can get that, but “overcoming” comes from the Greek word ‘nike’ and there’s a company that makes running shoes, and they didn’t put Nike on there to show, “If you’ll just hold on to the end of the game” – No, because it’s the symbol of victory! The number for ‘victory’ is 17, and if you go into the Greek, there are 17 occurrences of ‘nike’ in the Book of Revelation. It’s victory! It’s not ‘just sticking around’, it’s seeing a victory! A victory that is not our own! It is becoming a testimony – a testimony in my life to a victory! That doesn’t mean a life in which iniquities have been removed; it’s a victory to have the King Himself subdue them and hold them by His power. That is a victory that is for us, in the spirit, when we have sought Him with all of our heart. The last one I want you to see is:

 

Revelation 3 : 20 - 21. ‘Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.’ [That is the Lord dealing with us with correction, as has been clearly pointed out.] ‘To him that overcometh’ [has the victory] ‘will I grant to sit with me in my throne , even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.’

 

Is it in the Father’s heart to have a company sit with Him on the throne? To sit with him? It is! So we come to:

 

Revelation 4:1 ‘After this I looked,’ [After what, I looked? After a company comes through in victory!] ‘I looked and a door was opened in heaven;’ [where he has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places] ‘and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither; come up hither, and I will show thee things which must’ [not might, possibly could, I’m thinking about it, but MUST] ‘be hereafter.’ [It MUST be hereafter!]

 

And so, in 555 BC, He took our Brother Daniel in his dreams at night and He presented him with ‘Congress’ and in probably about 96 AD, He walked up behind our Brother John, who is our companion and fellow in tribulation, and with a voice like a trumpet, He laid it out to confirm it a second time.

 

Revelation 4:2–6 ‘And immediately’ [it says immediately] ‘I was in the Spirit: and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.’ [What does that sound like? Daniel 7!] ‘And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone; and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats:’ [And round about the throne were what? Four and twenty seats. In the Textus Receptus (Latin for “received text”) from which the King James is written, the word is ‘thronos’. We take the word “throne” right out of the Greek.] ‘round about the throne were four and twenty thrones: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment and they had on their heads crowns of gold.’ [They had on their heads, crowns of gold – there is a victory and a keeping power that they are experiencing and that they are testifying to.] ‘And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thundering’ [does that sound like a ‘fiery stream’?] ‘and voices; and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.’ [Not the Greek word for a beast, like our dog Toby, but instead this is four living creatures – this is some manifestation of the body of Christ.]

 

In Daniel 7, it was ten thousands upon thousands standing round about ministering to Him over this scene of Congress. A sea of glass; I used to think that was the Mediterranean Sea made of glass until the Lord showed me that was the brazen sea that Solomon placed outside the door into the temple. This one is made of molten glass. I can’t remember – how do you get glass molten again? Oh yeah - fire - so it’s judgment.

And so you see, you’ve got it in duplicate. You have the same picture that’s in Daniel 7, here in Revelation 4. God confirmed it with two witnesses – not because it’s a possibility; something that he’s penciling in; something he’s thinking about and wants our opinion on – These are things that WILL come to pass.

 

And here’s the interesting thing, and I know you probably can’t see my green markings [as he holds up his Bible to illustrate] – I suggest you read the Book of Revelation and find how many times this throne room comes up again and you will see that the throne room, with the twenty-four seats, is the stage set for the whole book. Everything emanates from it. Let me give you an example (I’m not going to go through all this green; that’s your homework assignment) in the taking off of the seven seals; the scroll was sealed with seven seals and the lamb came forth having seven horns and He is the one that’s given the right to break the seals.

 

Revelation 5:8–14 ‘And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and the four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb…’ [and they start singing a new song, ‘Thou Art Worthy’ and it goes all the way to the end of the chapter to verse 14] ‘And the four beasts’ [living creatures] ‘said, Amen.’

 

This is right out of the throne room scene. Now, go back to when the 7 th trumpet is sounded in:

 

Revelation 11:15, 16 ‘And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God.’

 

These are declarations out of Congress! Now all the kingdoms of this world, which would also include the ecclesiastical kingdom, had become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ, and yet there are still 2 ½ chapters of dismantling the thing! So, it’s coming right out of Congress. And it takes place like that all through the Book of Revelation. Then I want to come back here to:

 

Revelation 20:1-6 [The first three verses are dealing with the binding of Satan, which we have just been talking about a short while ago, and then in verse 4] ‘I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.’

 

What a phenomenon! YOU WERE MADE FOR THIS HOUR! You were made for this hour!

You and I have other things we could do. God makes sure that we have other things we could do. God makes sure that we are not without options. But every time that you and I purposely turn from anything else, and give ourselves to this -- to what we’ve been called to -- everything in you harmonizes; not just some outward form, but when you’re really given to it, you can actually say, “I have never been happier!” “I have never been happier!”

 

If you can’t say that right now, then there may be a diffusion of the affections; they need to be set on things on high. “Well they’d better not touch my guns!” My grandfather put a love of guns in me when I was a ‘shaver’. I’ve got an 1844 – not a copy – I’ve got an 1844 Springfield rifle over the window in my house – No, I don’t want to – Better not touch that! You know what? You’ve got to surrender the whole thing. You just got to surrender the whole thing. And do you know what the Lord told me recently? “Son, you’re going into a kingdom in which no one hurts or destroys, and there’s no room for Winchester, Springfield, Marlin, Remington. What are you going to do with them?” Could I hang them over my window? No!

 

So anyhow, every diffusion, every other avenue, every other love affair --- I say I love dogs, I love horses – the greatest smell that God ever made was the combination of horse sweat and leather, but you gotta’ let it all go; you’ve just got to let it go! And you’ve got your own things---don’t just laugh at me! If there’s some other thing that’s got us – that’s got our hearts, then we cannot harmonize. But the times it gets real clear, there’s a harmony and you know that you were made for this hour! We were made for it.

 

Well, I’ve got good news for you. This first resurrection, and I know this is not set in concrete because the Book of Revelation is very flexible in its chronology, but let me get away with this, this morning, would you? This first resurrection is not in chapter 4, its back in chapter 20 – so don’t go putting it off. No, no, no, no! Why do you think we’re in front of the judgment seat of Christ right now?

 

You know, there’s the other half of the seventieth week that has to be fulfilled. The first half was Jesus as a Lamb, and they expect that is how he is going to return - as a Lamb. There’s no fiery stream out of the Lamb, but there is out of the Lion. They have to deal with the one whose has piercing eyes and the sword on his thigh and the vesture dipped in blood! That’s not going to come independent of his sons. He’s getting us ready for a whole thousand year run.

 

I thank God; I thank God, in all of our tests and trials that we have not been public, or any more public than we are. Aren’t you glad we are hidden away? Thank God! Thank God! Thank God! Thank God! But He’s not going to leave it that way. It is a public ministry. When His son was ready; not when Jesus said, “Yes Father, I’m ready, Father I’m ready now.” No, when the Father said He was ready, He led Him straight to His cousin, John the Baptist, and He had to, whether He wanted to or not – He had to, for He was after His Father’s will rather than His own. He had to bear the testing of a public ministration on this side of the resurrection; on this side of the resurrection, which can only be done by the victors who have closed in with God for a dealing, and they’ve stayed there until He Himself has pled their case and He has - not eliminated - but subdued their iniquities under their feet.

 

You know, the Lamb has seven horns, and then the seven trumpets sounded. That’s going to come out of Congress, Brethren. That’s not going to come because we say, “Yes, we’re called to rule and reign and it’s about time we start making declarations. Let’s start taking cities for Christ, let’s take states, then whole nations for Christ.” And you can see how successful that’s been. No, no. That is a time in which we have gathered together and all of a sudden there is a deep brooding of the Spirit of God over us, and we find ourselves groaning under a burden and beginning to fight a battle in the spirit, and out of that, by the Spirit and not by the ‘end-time flesh’ in us, comes a declaration that begins to go out across the earth, and some new envelope of the judgment of God and the end-time purposes of the transference of this age into the fullness of the next age starts to take place. So, from 7 trumpets, to 7 vials, to 7 plagues, Congress is in it all the way to the end of the book.

 

I went looking for Rees Howells’ book, Intercessor , for that’s so long ago that I read it. I couldn’t find it, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have it, if you know how many books I’ve got, but I do remember one scene in there. Again and again, at the end of that book; now think about this – this is a little Bible School on the coast of Wales, with young students and a few dedicated faculty members, and they have branched out into waiting on God, and they have had some experiences of His doing exactly that – putting a burden on them. And again and again and again it ends up being related to later events, not present events, but later events, like the evacuation of Dunkirk, etc. The thing that sticks out in my mind is Tobruk in Africa.

 

Before Tobruk took place, this faculty and student body comes under a groaning burden in the Spirit, and they give themselves to fasting and prayer. They get up in the morning and they come together into the main room and they wait on God. And I can’t remember how many days they waited on God. But you know what? This has happened to you, and it has happened to me too, when the burden lifts. That time I was crying out to God for three days and I wasn’t going to quit; I wasn’t going to quit! And everything started to ‘quit on me’ and I’m not quitting, when I realized the burden had lifted. The burden was gone! And they knew they had been fighting a battle but they didn’t know anything about Tobruk, it hadn’t even taken place yet! They had no idea what it was associated with! And this is just a little example; this is just a little window into how it works! What God is taking us to is greater things than Tobruk! But they just knew when the victory took place they got up and started dancin’ and jumpin’ and hollarin’ and shoutin’ for they had just won a victory in a battle that they didn’t even know what it was, but they knew it was a battle.

 

And afterwards, Tobruk took place when the British 8 th army was pinned against the sea by Rommel, the Desert Fox and the Africa core. And the British had prepared a primary defense and a secondary defense and they were backed against the sea and you didn’t want to be backed against the sea by somebody like the Desert Fox. A Christian Major in the British Army wrote about it later -- I’ll be very brief on this, just to give the point. He wrote about this later.

 

He said, “I was in charge of getting fresh water to the front lines of the British troops. My crew had to lay the pipeline – we had to pipe it straight to the front, for in desert warfare there is something more important than gas and ammunition; it’s fresh water. I got my assignment; I got the pipes right up to the front lines, but it had to be tested for leaks. I didn’t dare test it with fresh water, we couldn’t afford the fresh water; it was on board the ships that were coming in. We had nothing – not a drop to waste, so I ordered the pipelines to be filled with salt water. And this is what happened. The day before it would have been empty and the next day, it would have been filled with fresh water. On the day of the salt water and I think it was called the 98 th Panzer Regiment, a crack unit in Rommel’s force broke through (a Panzer unit is a tank unit) the front lines and drove the British back. The British had to abandon their line and run for the secondary line. The 98 th Panzer hardly had any fresh water at all, in fact they had been drinking brackish water, and the brackish water had numbed their sense of tasting the salt, and when they saw that pipeline, they knew what it was, and when the British had run, they leaped down out of their panzers and out of their support vehicles and they shot it full of holes, and the water came spraying out of there, and the whole regiment pushed aside everybody else to get in on their faces and start guzzling salt water straight down, thinking it was fresh water, and the British got into their secondary line and are taking their place ready for further onslaught from that armor, and they looked up and the 98 th Panzer had abandoned it vehicles and abandoned its tanks and they were running across the sands with their hands up, they had their tongues hanging out of their mouths and some of their tongues were cracking and they ran into the British soldiers to pull their water bottles from their necks to save their lives. The soldiers watched them and the 98th Panzer went into captivity; all those vehicles of the 98 th Panzer just disappeared.

 

Can you imagine the elders meeting later that night of the German General Staff? “What happened?” “Please, please, Heir General, we think we’ve found the problem.” “You think you’ve found the problem?” “Yes, Heir General. The Bible School on the coast of Wales.” “VASS?!” “Like the King of Syria.” “VASS?! Somebody! They’re head’s going to roll! Every time I lay the simplest plan the King of Israel --!” “Please, please – Your Majesty, Your Majesty, live forever!” “It’s not us. There’s a prophet over there and he hears what you whisper in your bedchamber. I’ve looked into it – it’s something about the government of God, I don’t know.”

 

You know what? Elijah was not in resurrection when he prayed for the rain to stop. And he was not in resurrection when he prayed for its continuing. It says, “He was a man of like passions even as you and me and he prayed earnestly”----Because he thought it was a good idea? ----NO! He was under the direction of divine government and divine intervention over the affairs of men. God did not say, “Come up hither; I am going to show you things that might take place and I’d like to warn you ahead of time just in case I decide on it.” No. Its gonna’ take place. And we’re going to see it get worse folks, out there. And we’re going to see it get just as dark as God decides it should get. So we might as well – and if we’ve got plans and those things are throwing a cloud and a shadow over the plans, it would probably be best for us to ‘scrap the plans’ because there is no turning back. This is going to go through. It’s what Brother Sam said, “When you see it take place, know that God is through with it! He is putting it aside like a moth-eaten garment, in order to roll out a whole new government.”

 

So, in the meantime – back to what Brother Buddy said, “In the mean time, we are not in the Kennedy School of Government; we are not in text book learning; God is using this hour to draw nigh to us, and instead of the hair on the back of our head standing up, He’s drawing nigh to us in judgment, and He is showing us exactly what’s in us.”

 

But He just wanted us to know that when that little horn has boasted it’s last final boast, suddenly the Ancient of Days shall step forth and He will be seated and suddenly you will hear a noise in the heavenlies as thrones are thrown into place quickly, because of an emergency session of Congress, and ‘round about Him will be countless tens of thousands serving him. And Brethren I don’t doubt, that some standing there serving Him, looking at that throne room with the Ancient of Days seated and the thrones ‘round about Him, suddenly they will hear in the spirit their name called and their response won’t be, “Always thought I was in the government!” They may stand there with tears running down their face as they are invited to be seated with Him in the Divine Congress that trumps Tribalism, trumps Kings, trumps Constitutional Law, trumps International Dialectical Materialism; Communism; it trumps all the religious mountains and all the religious high places; it trumps all the ecclesiastical order, it trumps everything! And it comes, not to make a suggestion, but to reign in the midst of the earth. The Kingdom of God – that sums it up! The Kingdom of God; the Kingdom of God; the Kingdom of God, out of whom God has taken a company, that at this point are still, quite frankly, looking for the victory. A victory that holds, not because of something that they’ve done, but they know God is subduing it under His feet.

 

Brethren, you and I were limited in advance because of God who knew us in advance, and He, according to the pleasure of His good will, has brought us through and He is now seated for judgment for the finishing work, that in the administration of the end of all things -- in the administration of the end of all things, we might see Him bring everything in heaven and earth in to Christ! What a calling! Brother Sam said, “We must not forget who we are, and we must not forget what we’ve been called to.” It will help us get through the fire and stand to the end, until Congress is seated with a loud noise, and the sons are summoned into counsel with the Ancient of Days Himself.  And out of their midst will come one decree from the Spirit after another until every beast and every horn of usurped authority and every high place is swept aside, and a new day dawns across the face of the nations, bringing with it an eternal Kingdom and a new government that will finally set all creation free.

 

 

 

 

   
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