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Scripture reading: 1 Kings 19:9-18

Every believer has a little voice inside him, the still small voice of God. The more you pay attention to it, the more you believe it, the more you move according to it, the bigger and the stronger it grows. When you disobey, when you do not pay attention to it, it grows weaker and weaker. I notice that where there is a pastor and counselors, the voice of God is stifled in the believer. I am here to encourage the voice of God in the believer. When you hear the voice of God within you and you are not sure what it is, you say, “Well, Lord God, because I hear this voice within me and I believe with all my heart it is You, therefore I will go forward.” John 7:17 says, “If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” This verse tells you that if you sincerely from your heart desire to know God’s will, He is not going to leave you in the dark. He will not allow the enemy to lie to you and for you to act, believing you are acting in God, when you are really acting in another spirit. It is the people who do not really believe God, who do not really want God, who deceive themselves that they want God who go forward and do wrong in the name of God. No one can do wrong in the name of God and God not correct you, if you are genuine in your heart and believe what you are doing.

Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” When you hunger and thirst for God and for righteousness, you throw the ball back into God’s court. The responsibility and the onus is upon God to give YOU TRUTH. Listening to the voice within is a very important part of every believer’s life. Unless it is encouraged, it will grow weaker and weaker until you do not hear Him at all. You just go running around asking everybody to tell you what God says. The more we keep our hearts and minds clean before God, the easier it will be for us to hear God.

Let us look at the case of Elijah is in 1 Kings 19:11-13. “And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?”

Elijah knew God. The earthquake was frightening. The wind was frightening. The fire was mysterious and filled with everything that was spiritual and wonderful, but he knew God. His heart was not satisfied until he heard the still small voice of God. There is a voice within. We must pay attention because the voice is speaking in the temple. If the temple is not clean and ready, it will not hear the voice of God.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pages 121-122)

Thought for today: Let us cleanse our temples so that we can hear the still small voice of God each and every day.

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Scripture reading: Malachi 4:5-6

It is God’s way to send a “forerunner” or watchman to warn His people whenever great happenings are to take place. At the advent of Christ, John the Baptist was sent as a forerunner, and Jesus Christ described him in Matthew 11:14 as “…Elijah, which was for to come” before the coming of Messiah. There is, however, a prophecy (Malachi 4:5) that said that there would be yet another Elijah coming, “…before the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” This Elijah is a body of people or a watchman church which is sent to awaken the Church.

I first began to hear this voice in 1948 through the prophetic ministry of a man named William Branham. (Note: 1948 was also the same year that the state of Israel was reborn.) It would be very easy to find a lot of faults and weaknesses in any one of us, but when we divide the “Thus saith the Lord” word from the man, we find that God did indeed speak in 1948, which was also the time of the birth of the “Latter Rain” movement. This prophetic, Elijah forerunner ministry began to grow from that time, which I would classify as the beginning of the trumpet call to the Church to awake, until now which I would classify as the end of the trumpet call to the Church to awake.

We see many true prophets arising today in the Church, and also many false ones and many pretenders. Besides all this, there is the voice of prophecy within the Church itself, so that every true child of God is receiving some sort of signal from the realms of heaven concerning the end of time. At this time, therefore, God has sent and is sending into the Body of Christ, prophets and prophetesses. It is Zion that we are speaking about, and He said,

“The Lord shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem” (Joel 3:16, Amos 1:2).

These are people who have paid the price, and have maintained their foothold on the mountain of God so that they may be watchmen to see above the heads of the people and warn them of the good and of the evil.

Let us read from Matthew 25:6, “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.” 

Who made the cry? Was it the sleeping body crying out to herself? It was the watchman who never slept. I see this as the prophetic ministry which God has placed in the Church. We note from history that God always had someone to cry aloud no matter how dark it was in Israel. This then is what we are dealing with at this moment. The ministry that “…sighs and cries” (Ezekiel 9:4) in the earth is none other than that Elijah ministry.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, August 1996, pg. 1-2)

Thought for today: Let us hear the prophetic utterances in the midst of the Body of Christ. Let us obey the Voice of God and be ready for the great and dreadful Day of the Lord.

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Scripture reading: 1 Kings 19:9-18

Every believer has a little voice inside him, the still small voice of God. The more you pay attention to it, the more you believe it, the more you move according to it, the bigger and the stronger it grows. When you disobey, when you do not pay attention to it, it grows weaker and weaker. I notice that where there is a pastor and counselors, the voice of God is stifled in the believer. I am here to encourage the voice of God in the believer. When you hear the voice of God within you and you are not sure what it is, you say, “Well, Lord God, because I hear this voice within me and I believe with all my heart it is You, therefore I will go forward.” John 7:17 says, “If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” This verse tells you that if you sincerely from your heart desire to know God’s will, He is not going to leave you in the dark. He will not allow the enemy to lie to you and for you to act, believing you are acting in God, when you are really acting in another spirit. It is the people who do not really believe God, who do not really want God, who deceive themselves that they want God who go forward and do wrong in the name of God. No one can do wrong in the name of God and God not correct you, if you are genuine in your heart and believe what you are doing.

Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” When you hunger and thirst for God and for righteousness, you throw the ball back into God’s court. The responsibility and the onus is upon God to give YOU TRUTH. Listening to the voice within is a very important part of every believer’s life. Unless it is encouraged, it will grow weaker and weaker until you do not hear Him at all. You just go running around asking everybody to tell you what God says. The more we keep our hearts and minds clean before God, the easier it will be for us to hear God.

Let us look at the case of Elijah is in 1 Kings 19:11-13. “And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?”

Elijah knew God. The earthquake was frightening. The wind was frightening. The fire was mysterious and filled with everything that was spiritual and wonderful, but he knew God. His heart was not satisfied until he heard the still small voice of God. There is a voice within. We must pay attention because the voice is speaking in the temple. If the temple is not clean and ready, it will not hear the voice of God.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pages 121-122)

Thought for today: Let us cleanse our temples so that we can hear the still small voice of God each and every day.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: 2 Kings 2:1-11

Brethren, you have to remember: you are the temple of God. We have allowed the enemy to come into the temple and do many things in us. You see, I do not excuse any Christian for having a temper. So when you go around talking about you having a temper, you had better realize that you are confessing to having a demon that God does not want in you. You MUST get rid of the temper!

I cannot agree with any Christian that says, “I have lust.” Oh yes, I know what lust is. I know that it can be a haunting thing that haunts you through your whole life. “Put fire upon him! Burn him! BURN HIM OUT!” Tell God, “Take this lust, or kill me!” Amen!

I remember the time when I went to God and said, “Kill me! I do not want to live one more inch. I do not want to live one more day.” I stopped eating. I said, “I will not eat until You deliver me from lust.” I stopped eating, and God challenged me. Oh yes, He challenged me! The same day I was hit with pneumonia. God said, “All right, I am going to see if you really mean it.” But, of course, God knew that I meant it. So I said, “All right, God. This is a good chance. No food. No water. Pneumonia! Vomiting blood! Now is the time—take me home!” He would come to me every morning and show me my progress up the hill. There is a little song, a Negro spiritual, that says, “I am climbing up, up, climbing up to Zion, I am climbing up to Zion to see my Lord.” Amen! “…up, up…!” Every morning He came and showed me where I was that morning. Hallelujah!

The month of April came, and it went into May. At that time I could not even move off the bed. My eyes could not remain open; they sank down into a hole. I looked like a ghost! But, who cares? I would rather look like a ghost and get rid of that demon than look good and have the demon with me. Amen! MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD, RISE UP AND REJECT SATAN FROM THE TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD! Amen!

I am sure you know the story in 2 Kings 2 when Elijah went across the Jordan river. He smote the river and the river parted. He went over on dry land; he went to meet God. Elisha was there with him. I will not tell the whole story now, but that day the chariot of God and the whirlwind took Elijah into heaven alive. Where do you think it took him? Did he go to Jupiter? Or Mars? Or maybe a little farther on in the Milky Way? As carnal people, these are the things we would think. But heaven is not a place in the natural sky. Heaven is a spiritual realm. Heaven is a place on a high frequency of power that we cannot attain unto in our physical form. Do you understand? God has to divide heaven so that we don’t go where the terrible power is. Yet the promise of God is that “in Christ” we shall be sitting at the “right hand” of God.

So the man Elijah went to heaven. That means that he went into a higher frequency than where we human beings are, and into the high frequency where God is; and that frequency is everywhere. You ask, “Where is heaven?” It is everywhere! Elijah went into that frequency and began to learn the things that he never learned as a prophet.

That was “The dispensation of the prophets.” And guess what? That dispensation passed. It passed and there came a great distress in the world because the prophets were all gone. No more prophecy! No more prophets! But then, John the Baptist came…

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 12-13)

Thought for today: Men and women of God, rise up and reject Satan from the temple of the living God!

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: 1 Kings 19:9-18

Every believer has a little voice inside him, the still small voice of God. The more you pay attention to it, the more you believe it, the more you move according to it, the bigger and the stronger it grows. When you disobey, when you do not pay attention to it, it grows weaker and weaker. I notice that where there is a pastor and counselors, the voice of God is stifled in the believer. I am here to encourage the voice of God in the believer. When you hear the voice of God within you and you are not sure what it is, you say, “Well, Lord God, because I hear this voice within me and I believe with all my heart it is You, therefore I will go forward.” John 7:17 says, “If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” This verse tells you that if you sincerely from your heart desire to know God’s will, He is not going to leave you in the dark. He will not allow the enemy to lie to you and for you to act, believing you are acting in God, when you are really acting in another spirit. It is the people who do not really believe God, who do not really want God, who deceive themselves that they want God who go forward and do wrong in the name of God. No one can do wrong in the name of God and God not correct you, if you are genuine in your heart and believe what you are doing.

Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” When you hunger and thirst for God and for righteousness, you throw the ball back into God’s court. The responsibility and the onus is upon God to give YOU TRUTH. Listening to the voice within is a very important part of every believer’s life. Unless it is encouraged, it will grow weaker and weaker until you do not hear Him at all. You just go running around asking everybody to tell you what God says. The more we keep our hearts and minds clean before God, the easier it will be for us to hear God.

Let us look at the case of Elijah is in 1 Kings 19:11-13. “And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?”

Elijah knew God. The earthquake was frightening. The wind was frightening. The fire was mysterious and filled with everything that was spiritual and wonderful, but he knew God. His heart was not satisfied until he heard the still small voice of God. There is a voice within. We must pay attention because the voice is speaking in the temple. If the temple is not clean and ready, it will not hear the voice of God.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pages 121-122)

Thought for today: Let us cleanse our temples so that we can hear the still small voice of God each and every day.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Malachi 4:5-6

It is God’s way to send a “forerunner” or watchman to warn His people whenever great happenings are to take place. At the advent of Christ, John the Baptist was sent as a forerunner, and Jesus Christ described him in Matthew 11:14 as “…Elijah, which was for to come” before the coming of Messiah. There is, however, a prophecy (Malachi 4:5) that said that there would be yet another Elijah coming, “…before the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” This Elijah is a body of people or a watchman church which is sent to awaken the Church.

I first began to hear this voice in 1948 through the prophetic ministry of a man named William Branham. (Note: 1948 was also the same year that the state of Israel was reborn.) It would be very easy to find a lot of faults and weaknesses in any one of us, but when we divide the “Thus saith the Lord” word from the man, we find that God did indeed speak in 1948, which was also the time of the birth of the “Latter Rain” movement. This prophetic, Elijah forerunner ministry began to grow from that time, which I would classify as the beginning of the trumpet call to the Church to awake, until now which I would classify as the end of the trumpet call to the Church to awake.

We see many true prophets arising today in the Church, and also many false ones and many pretenders. Besides all this, there is the voice of prophecy within the Church itself, so that every true child of God is receiving some sort of signal from the realms of heaven concerning the end of time. At this time, therefore, God has sent and is sending into the Body of Christ, prophets and prophetesses. It is Zion that we are speaking about, and He said,

“The Lord shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem” (Joel 3:16, Amos 1:2).

These are people who have paid the price, and have maintained their foothold on the mountain of God so that they may be watchmen to see above the heads of the people and warn them of the good and of the evil.

Let us read from Matthew 25:6, “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.” 

Who made the cry? Was it the sleeping body crying out to herself? It was the watchman who never slept. I see this as the prophetic ministry which God has placed in the Church. We note from history that God always had someone to cry aloud no matter how dark it was in Israel. This then is what we are dealing with at this moment. The ministry that “…sighs and cries” (Ezekiel 9:4) in the earth is none other than that Elijah ministry.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, August 1996, pg. 1-2)

Thought for today: Let us hear the prophetic utterances in the midst of the Body of Christ. Let us obey the Voice of God and be ready for the great and dreadful Day of the Lord.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: 2 Kings 2:1-11

Brethren, you have to remember: you are the temple of God. We have allowed the enemy to come into the temple and do many things in us. You see, I do not excuse any Christian for having a temper. So when you go around talking about you having a temper, you had better realize that you are confessing to having a demon that God does not want in you. You MUST get rid of the temper!

I cannot agree with any Christian that says, “I have lust.” Oh yes, I know what lust is. I know that it can be a haunting thing that haunts you through your whole life. “Put fire upon him! Burn him! BURN HIM OUT!” Tell God, “Take this lust, or kill me!” Amen!

I remember the time when I went to God and said, “Kill me! I do not want to live one more inch. I do not want to live one more day.” I stopped eating. I said, “I will not eat until You deliver me from lust.” I stopped eating, and God challenged me. Oh yes, He challenged me! The same day I was hit with pneumonia. God said, “All right, I am going to see if you really mean it.” But, of course, God knew that I meant it. So I said, “All right, God. This is a good chance. No food. No water. Pneumonia! Vomiting blood! Now is the time—take me home!” He would come to me every morning and show me my progress up the hill. There is a little song, a Negro spiritual, that says, “I am climbing up, up, climbing up to Zion, I am climbing up to Zion to see my Lord.” Amen! “…up, up…!” Every morning He came and showed me where I was that morning. Hallelujah!

The month of April came, and it went into May. At that time I could not even move off the bed. My eyes could not remain open; they sank down into a hole. I looked like a ghost! But, who cares? I would rather look like a ghost and get rid of that demon than look good and have the demon with me. Amen! MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD, RISE UP AND REJECT SATAN FROM THE TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD! Amen!

I am sure you know the story in 2 Kings 2 when Elijah went across the Jordan river. He smote the river and the river parted. He went over on dry land; he went to meet God. Elisha was there with him. I will not tell the whole story now, but that day the chariot of God and the whirlwind took Elijah into heaven alive. Where do you think it took him? Did he go to Jupiter? Or Mars? Or maybe a little farther on in the Milky Way? As carnal people, these are the things we would think. But heaven is not a place in the natural sky. Heaven is a spiritual realm. Heaven is a place on a high frequency of power that we cannot attain unto in our physical form. Do you understand? God has to divide heaven so that we don’t go where the terrible power is. Yet the promise of God is that “in Christ” we shall be sitting at the “right hand” of God.

So the man Elijah went to heaven. That means that he went into a higher frequency than where we human beings are, and into the high frequency where God is; and that frequency is everywhere. You ask, “Where is heaven?” It is everywhere! Elijah went into that frequency and began to learn the things that he never learned as a prophet.

That was “The dispensation of the prophets.” And guess what? That dispensation passed. It passed and there came a great distress in the world because the prophets were all gone. No more prophecy! No more prophets! But then, John the Baptist came…

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 12-13)

Thought for today: Men and women of God, rise up and reject Satan from the temple of the living God!

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