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Scripture reading: Revelation 11:3-4

Revelation 11:3 says, “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.” “A thousand two hundred and threescore days” is the same three and a half years that Revelation 11:2 describes as “forty and two months.” Verse 4, “These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.”

Many times and in many places, many churches and people guess and wonder what these “two witnesses” are. WHO ARE THEY? In their work they do resemble Elijah and Moses, but then they resemble Jesus Christ, because what God is saying here, is that they are going to be lifted up to the stature of Christ. This many-membered Body is going to be lifted up to the stature of Christ! Why did He call them the “two witnesses?”

Let us look at Zechariah 4:1-6. “And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord? Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is THE WORD of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by MY SPIRIT, saith the LORD of Hosts.”

What Zechariah saw was the Word of God and the Spirit of God pouring oil, golden oil, into “the bowl.” The “candlestick, or the lampstand as we call it, has “seven lamps.” Each lamp has a wick and a place for the oil to come up. This “candlestick,” or lampstand which Zechariah saw, was ONE VERY LARGE BOWL. In the time coming, the capacity for the church to receive the oil from God will be greater, more magnificent, and more wonderful than ever before. They will no longer have seven different places for the oil. There will be one great big ocean of oil sitting on top. The golden pipes from the two olive trees standing on the side will be pouring oil into this bowl and keeping a sumptuous supply.

God is saying that during the tribulation, during the time of darkness, during the destruction, there will be “TWO OLIVE TREES” feeding His people. I do believe that we are in the tribulation already, but I do believe that there is going to be a terrible time of three and a half years when it will be impossible for any natural human being to survive as a Christian; but that God, in the midst of this, will be feeding His people and giving them power to survive and power to overcome the beast and the antichrist and all his hosts.

Zechariah, in this passage, is showing us the picture of “THE SPIRIT” and “THE WORD.” You say, “Lord how could it be?” The answer is simple. “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14) in order that we who are flesh might be made to be the Word. God is bringing us into a place where we will be the epistles, the LIVING “EPISTLES…known and read of all men,” as said by Paul. See 2 Corinthians 3:1 and 2. The people of God who walk in a high place with Jesus Christ, will become “the two olive trees.” Olive trees produce olive oil. These “olive trees” will be producing sumptuous oil. He said that golden oil will be poured into the church, into the great massive bowl, and it will keep them alive and give them power to overcome.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 2, pages 11-12)

Thought for today: God is calling you to be part of the Two Witness company who will feed His people.

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Scripture reading: John 17:20-23

The third stage in the Tabernacle, the third seal, is when THE PEOPLE OF GOD BECOME UNITED. Jesus prayed in John 17:21, “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” In the countries, mostly in the East, where the people have been greatly persecuted, where darkness covers the land and the government and everything, where persecution is strong against the Christians, the Christians are more one than we in the West. This is the plan of God, to bring His people together into one.

We call this a UNION WITH CHRIST or the candlestick operation, wherein the oil is poured into the candlestick (lampstand) and then it is distributed through all the lamps. The seven lamps are on the same level and they all get the same amount of oil. This candlestick is made of pure gold, which is a type of the nature of Christ. The bowls of the candlestick were “made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower” the stages of fruit bearing. The whole candlestick is covered over by this symbolic artistry. “All it shall be one beaten work of pure gold,” Exodus 25:36b says. The people of God must know that it is fruit-bearing when we abide in the vine.

In John 15, Jesus tells us that unless we abide in the vine, we will be cast out as a branch that has no life. God is speaking to the church to remain in Him, to be attached to Him, and to draw life from Him. This is the message of the candlestick, union with Christ. Christ must have a people, through whom He works, in total obedience to Him. When He moves to the right or to the left, the heavenly hosts move. The people on the earth learn to move with the heavenly hosts. This brings oneness. If there is disobedience, then we cannot receive from God the power and the deliverance we need, because we are not moving with the heavenly hosts and with the angels of God. When God speaks a Word to His people to do anything, it means He has angels who are ready to be with them, for we are not alone. If we disobey in any way, we throw the whole business out of kilter, because God wants us to work with His angels. The work that we cannot do, they will do.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pages 113-114)

Thought for today: As we yield to do the will of God, all of the heavenly angels wait to move and work with us.

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Scripture reading: Revelation 11:3-4

Revelation 11:3 says, “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.” “A thousand two hundred and threescore days” is the same three and a half years that Revelation 11:2 describes as “forty and two months.” Verse 4, “These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.”

Many times and in many places, many churches and people guess and wonder what these “two witnesses” are. WHO ARE THEY? In their work they do resemble Elijah and Moses, but then they resemble Jesus Christ, because what God is saying here, is that they are going to be lifted up to the stature of Christ. This many-membered Body is going to be lifted up to the stature of Christ! Why did He call them the “two witnesses?”

Let us look at Zechariah 4:1-6. “And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord? Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is THE WORD of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by MY SPIRIT, saith the LORD of Hosts.”

What Zechariah saw was the Word of God and the Spirit of God pouring oil, golden oil, into “the bowl.” The “candlestick, or the lampstand as we call it, has “seven lamps.” Each lamp has a wick and a place for the oil to come up. This “candlestick,” or lampstand which Zechariah saw, was ONE VERY LARGE BOWL. In the time coming, the capacity for the church to receive the oil from God will be greater, more magnificent, and more wonderful than ever before. They will no longer have seven different places for the oil. There will be one great big ocean of oil sitting on top. The golden pipes from the two olive trees standing on the side will be pouring oil into this bowl and keeping a sumptuous supply.

God is saying that during the tribulation, during the time of darkness, during the destruction, there will be “TWO OLIVE TREES” feeding His people. I do believe that we are in the tribulation already, but I do believe that there is going to be a terrible time of three and a half years when it will be impossible for any natural human being to survive as a Christian; but that God, in the midst of this, will be feeding His people and giving them power to survive and power to overcome the beast and the antichrist and all his hosts.

Zechariah, in this passage, is showing us the picture of “THE SPIRIT” and “THE WORD.” You say, “Lord how could it be?” The answer is simple. “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14) in order that we who are flesh might be made to be the Word. God is bringing us into a place where we will be the epistles, the LIVING “EPISTLES…known and read of all men,” as said by Paul. See 2 Corinthians 3:1 and 2. The people of God who walk in a high place with Jesus Christ, will become “the two olive trees.” Olive trees produce olive oil. These “olive trees” will be producing sumptuous oil. He said that golden oil will be poured into the church, into the great massive bowl, and it will keep them alive and give them power to overcome.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 2, pages 11-12)

Thought for today: God is calling you to be part of the Two Witness company who will feed His people.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: John 17:20-23

The third stage in the Tabernacle, the third seal, is when THE PEOPLE OF GOD BECOME UNITED. Jesus prayed in John 17:21, “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” In the countries, mostly in the East, where the people have been greatly persecuted, where darkness covers the land and the government and everything, where persecution is strong against the Christians, the Christians are more one than we in the West. This is the plan of God, to bring His people together into one.

We call this a UNION WITH CHRIST or the candlestick operation, wherein the oil is poured into the candlestick (lampstand) and then it is distributed through all the lamps. The seven lamps are on the same level and they all get the same amount of oil. This candlestick is made of pure gold, which is a type of the nature of Christ. The bowls of the candlestick were “made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower” the stages of fruit bearing. The whole candlestick is covered over by this symbolic artistry. “All it shall be one beaten work of pure gold,” Exodus 25:36b says. The people of God must know that it is fruit-bearing when we abide in the vine.

In John 15, Jesus tells us that unless we abide in the vine, we will be cast out as a branch that has no life. God is speaking to the church to remain in Him, to be attached to Him, and to draw life from Him. This is the message of the candlestick, union with Christ. Christ must have a people, through whom He works, in total obedience to Him. When He moves to the right or to the left, the heavenly hosts move. The people on the earth learn to move with the heavenly hosts. This brings oneness. If there is disobedience, then we cannot receive from God the power and the deliverance we need, because we are not moving with the heavenly hosts and with the angels of God. When God speaks a Word to His people to do anything, it means He has angels who are ready to be with them, for we are not alone. If we disobey in any way, we throw the whole business out of kilter, because God wants us to work with His angels. The work that we cannot do, they will do.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pages 113-114)

Thought for today: As we yield to do the will of God, all of the heavenly angels wait to move and work with us.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: Revelation 11:3-4

Revelation 11:3 says, “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.” “A thousand two hundred and threescore days” is the same three and a half years that Revelation 11:2 describes as “forty and two months.” Verse 4, “These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.”

Many times and in many places, many churches and people guess and wonder what these “two witnesses” are. WHO ARE THEY? In their work they do resemble Elijah and Moses, but then they resemble Jesus Christ, because what God is saying here, is that they are going to be lifted up to the stature of Christ. This many-membered Body is going to be lifted up to the stature of Christ! Why did He call them the “two witnesses?”

Let us look at Zechariah 4:1-6. “And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord? Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is THE WORD of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by MY SPIRIT, saith the LORD of Hosts.”

What Zechariah saw was the Word of God and the Spirit of God pouring oil, golden oil, into “the bowl.” The “candlestick, or the lampstand as we call it, has “seven lamps.” Each lamp has a wick and a place for the oil to come up. This “candlestick,” or lampstand which Zechariah saw, was ONE VERY LARGE BOWL. In the time coming, the capacity for the church to receive the oil from God will be greater, more magnificent, and more wonderful than ever before. They will no longer have seven different places for the oil. There will be one great big ocean of oil sitting on top. The golden pipes from the two olive trees standing on the side will be pouring oil into this bowl and keeping a sumptuous supply.

God is saying that during the tribulation, during the time of darkness, during the destruction, there will be “TWO OLIVE TREES” feeding His people. I do believe that we are in the tribulation already, but I do believe that there is going to be a terrible time of three and a half years when it will be impossible for any natural human being to survive as a Christian; but that God, in the midst of this, will be feeding His people and giving them power to survive and power to overcome the beast and the antichrist and all his hosts.

Zechariah, in this passage, is showing us the picture of “THE SPIRIT” and “THE WORD.” You say, “Lord how could it be?” The answer is simple. “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14) in order that we who are flesh might be made to be the Word. God is bringing us into a place where we will be the epistles, the LIVING “EPISTLES…known and read of all men,” as said by Paul. See 2 Corinthians 3:1 and 2. The people of God who walk in a high place with Jesus Christ, will become “the two olive trees.” Olive trees produce olive oil. These “olive trees” will be producing sumptuous oil. He said that golden oil will be poured into the church, into the great massive bowl, and it will keep them alive and give them power to overcome.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 2, pages 11-12)

Thought for today: God is calling you to be part of the Two Witness company who will feed His people.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: John 17:20-23

The third stage in the Tabernacle, the third seal, is when THE PEOPLE OF GOD BECOME UNITED. Jesus prayed in John 17:21, “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” In the countries, mostly in the East, where the people have been greatly persecuted, where darkness covers the land and the government and everything, where persecution is strong against the Christians, the Christians are more one than we in the West. This is the plan of God, to bring His people together into one.

We call this a UNION WITH CHRIST or the candlestick operation, wherein the oil is poured into the candlestick (lampstand) and then it is distributed through all the lamps. The seven lamps are on the same level and they all get the same amount of oil. This candlestick is made of pure gold, which is a type of the nature of Christ. The bowls of the candlestick were “made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower” the stages of fruit bearing. The whole candlestick is covered over by this symbolic artistry. “All it shall be one beaten work of pure gold,” Exodus 25:36b says. The people of God must know that it is fruit-bearing when we abide in the vine.

In John 15, Jesus tells us that unless we abide in the vine, we will be cast out as a branch that has no life. God is speaking to the church to remain in Him, to be attached to Him, and to draw life from Him. This is the message of the candlestick, union with Christ. Christ must have a people, through whom He works, in total obedience to Him. When He moves to the right or to the left, the heavenly hosts move. The people on the earth learn to move with the heavenly hosts. This brings oneness. If there is disobedience, then we cannot receive from God the power and the deliverance we need, because we are not moving with the heavenly hosts and with the angels of God. When God speaks a Word to His people to do anything, it means He has angels who are ready to be with them, for we are not alone. If we disobey in any way, we throw the whole business out of kilter, because God wants us to work with His angels. The work that we cannot do, they will do.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pages 113-114)

Thought for today: As we yield to do the will of God, all of the heavenly angels wait to move and work with us.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Revelation 11:3-4

Revelation 11:3 says, “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.” “A thousand two hundred and threescore days” is the same three and a half years that Revelation 11:2 describes as “forty and two months.” Verse 4, “These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.”

Many times and in many places, many churches and people guess and wonder what these “two witnesses” are. WHO ARE THEY? In their work they do resemble Elijah and Moses, but then they resemble Jesus Christ, because what God is saying here, is that they are going to be lifted up to the stature of Christ. This many-membered Body is going to be lifted up to the stature of Christ! Why did He call them the “two witnesses?”

Let us look at Zechariah 4:1-6. “And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord? Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is THE WORD of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by MY SPIRIT, saith the LORD of Hosts.”

What Zechariah saw was the Word of God and the Spirit of God pouring oil, golden oil, into “the bowl.” The “candlestick, or the lampstand as we call it, has “seven lamps.” Each lamp has a wick and a place for the oil to come up. This “candlestick,” or lampstand which Zechariah saw, was ONE VERY LARGE BOWL. In the time coming, the capacity for the church to receive the oil from God will be greater, more magnificent, and more wonderful than ever before. They will no longer have seven different places for the oil. There will be one great big ocean of oil sitting on top. The golden pipes from the two olive trees standing on the side will be pouring oil into this bowl and keeping a sumptuous supply.

God is saying that during the tribulation, during the time of darkness, during the destruction, there will be “TWO OLIVE TREES” feeding His people. I do believe that we are in the tribulation already, but I do believe that there is going to be a terrible time of three and a half years when it will be impossible for any natural human being to survive as a Christian; but that God, in the midst of this, will be feeding His people and giving them power to survive and power to overcome the beast and the antichrist and all his hosts.

Zechariah, in this passage, is showing us the picture of “THE SPIRIT” and “THE WORD.” You say, “Lord how could it be?” The answer is simple. “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14) in order that we who are flesh might be made to be the Word. God is bringing us into a place where we will be the epistles, the LIVING “EPISTLES…known and read of all men,” as said by Paul. See 2 Corinthians 3:1 and 2. The people of God who walk in a high place with Jesus Christ, will become “the two olive trees.” Olive trees produce olive oil. These “olive trees” will be producing sumptuous oil. He said that golden oil will be poured into the church, into the great massive bowl, and it will keep them alive and give them power to overcome.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 2, pages 11-12)

Thought for today: God is calling you to be part of the Two Witness company who will feed His people.

Read Full Post »

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