We all rely today on the evidences of the Apostles because we were not there when Christ died. Today, we receive authentication of the essence of what is written in the scriptures from there. Sometimes, people respond to faith by what they see. The people then would not believe until they see but a time comes to you when Christ will take what we see from the evidence of the natural into the evidence of faith. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen. Faith is the evidence of what is not seen but to start with we wouldn’t want to believe except we see some signs. Once we come in as believers, He changes our faith into NOW, from that point Faith is. That is why some times God gives the gifts of miracles, not just to make everybody receive miracle. What He is doing is beyond what we call miracle; what he wants to do is inside and in trying to make a sign of His presence, He goes through a dimension which normally does not matter much. Once you believe, He adds to the faith which is presently the substance, Hope whose evidences are unseen; that is where you will journey throughout your life to please him. For God to be able to keep you safe there, He needs to place with you witnesses.
Zechariah 3:9-10; 4:1-4
For behold, on the stone that I have set before Joshua, on a single stone with seven eyes, I will engrave its inscription, declares the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of this land in a single day. In that day, declares the LORD of hosts, every one of you will invite his neighbor to come under his vine and under his fig tree.”
And the angel who talked with me came again and woke me, like a man who is awakened out of his sleep.
And he said to me, “What do you see?” I said, “I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold, with a bowl on the top of it, and seven lamps on it, with seven lips on each of the lamps that are on the top of it.
And there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.”
And I said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?”
He saw olives. Olives are known for oil, they are trees of oil. These trees are placed there to supply oil. You remember that the stone does not have oil but eyes, so the stone is spiritual and invisible. The next vision shown to him was how exactly the stone should be administered; the picture of how the stone can come to the earthly administration and how the whole earth can relate with that stone. The stone has to be brought to earth so that man can find entrance into the stone. All of us are stones, lively stones. In this light, Jesus said if you stop these ones, I will raise stones; my target is stone. Even, if some are stopped from shouting hosanna, stones will cry out because this moment is set for crying.
So, he saw the seven golden candlesticks.
Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.
Then I said to him, “What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?”
And a second time I answered and said to him, “What are these two branches of the olive trees, which are beside the two golden pipes from which the golden oil is poured out?”
He said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” I said, “No, my lord.”
Then he said, “These are the two anointed ones who stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”
He did not answer what he was asking. Actually, he answered it but in the manner in which he could not understand. He was asking what the olive trees are. It is good to learn how to ask questions in the spirit and not stop asking until you understand. The angel was speaking to him as a spiritual. It is important to know these two olive trees, evidently standing by the two sides of the lamb.
I want to bring you through the spirit of the scriptures bring you into the scriptures. They are your legacies and materials. You should open this book everywhere and journey, like you are journeying in the Spirit. Sometimes you get excited by it, laugh, frown, that is the way it should be when you read the bible and the potter of light will break forth upon you; you won’t struggle in the realm of light and the oil will break forth in your inner man. For you and I on the earth, we need the two olives. It is for the earth. There is need for the ministry of the two olives on the earth, not in heaven. He didn’t really answer his questions he said what meanest these two olives trees? These are the two anointed ones that stand by the Lord. That was all he said to him and that was the end of the conversation. Other visions were shown all through till revelation about the evidence of the ministry of the two olives. God planted the olives in Israel and the essence of Israel was to raise the two olives. That is why the tabernacle of Solomon was built with the olives trees embossed on the tabernacle with gold. Solomon raised palms and between the palms, he raised olives that stretch forth their hands; that was what was given to the children of Israel. They were trees in the Spirit. Even though as children they were anointed. Israel is a blessed nation and was so just by the ministry of these two olives. They did not have the candlestick but they had the olives and He suffered no man to do them wrong, yea He reproved kings for their sake saying touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm. Every child of Israel was planted on a fertile ground and that is the hope for the lamp if there be oil.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savior, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Like the story of the virgins who were waiting for the bridegroom; they were called the wise virgins and the foolish virgins. All of them had lamps but some of them did not understand the mystery of the two olives, so they had no oil. The lamp itself, when given to you had a measure of oil, for something has been around you to keep you going but you should have an extra source of oil. There are many people and many Christians like that are birthed in the spirit but don’t understand the mystery of the spirit, so they run with that light and eventually run dry and grounded. It was when the bridegroom was proclaimed to be around that they realized. The oil is meant for perfection; we cannot complete the race without the oil. The one who began the work in us wants to complete it. What God has begun at this time, He is going to complete it, so, GET STRENGTH. Satan himself is afraid of what God is raising at this time because it is going to be according to divine order. The scheme is being opened by the Spirit, so men are being raised to wait upon the scheme to go through the process. Even Jesus, as a man on the earth here received oil by the olive trees. If you are on the earth you need help.