Prophecy As I See It! 2013 And Beyond
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
What the Lord has given to me is what is going to happen in the Spiritual realm, which will affect all of the natural realm. What the Lord has given me is an understanding of fulfillment of prophecy pertaining to our fellowship with the great cloud of witnesses.
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness 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:
This prophecy is a prophecy that tells us that there will come a day when all the saints alive in the earth, will fellowship with all the saints that has died and gone on to be with the Lord in heaven. The working of them that are in the great cloud of witnesses have been going on since the beginning of God’s plan, but God has not given us the understanding until now. The types and shadows were always there in the Old Testament, but we could not relate to it till now, that we would understand how God would perform all that He does, through giving power to them who He could trust in the Spirit.
50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
When Christ gave up the Ghost, the saints in the city resurrected and walked around. That is about all it tells us, but it tells us in Hebrews 12:1 & 2
12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Also in Acts 1 we see that Jesus was received up into a cloud after he told the disciples to wait till you receive the Holy Ghost that you might have power!
King James Version (KJV)
1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
Here is the revelation as I see it.
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
(That is not all there is in putting on the whole armor of God! There is more! )
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And (pray) for me, (Why?) that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
This scripture tells us to “pray” for all the saints, and to “pray for Paul the apostle” that we might know his affairs. Why would God tell Paul, to tell us to pray for him? If we did not have scripture telling us this, I would say no with a capital “N”! But we have scripture telling us to “pray” for Paul the apostle that we might know his affairs. Paul also tells us about Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, who shall make known to you “all things!”
This clue is not the only one I have, but in 1Peter there is another clue that tells us what our inheritance is in heaven.
1 Peter 1:1-5
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you”,
5 “Who” are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Our inheritance is “WHO”! ready to be revealed in the last time!
Every body who “died in the Lord” from Adam on, are in the great Cloud of witnesses and have a job to do in the Spirit. The things that these people do, are going to have a great effect on us in the future I feel, because, God is saying that Just as Paul has the “power” to reveal to us revelation in the scriptures, there will be people who’s power is to heal, others, cast out devils, others to perform miracles, and on and on.
22 “But ye are come”( Your there Now!) unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, (The New Jerusalem!)and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
We have come this far by faith of Jesus Christ, and by faith we will go on and do greater things!