Hebrews 11 :1
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Evidence means to testify; it also means confidence. So, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the confidence of things unseen. The hope must be well defined; a work is based on a hope, which determines movement and progress in life. Every goal is a hope. When a goal is set, it has a foundation, as there is a goal set before us by God. There is a faith towards God, by that faith you can access things from God. That faith is the bridge between earthly and the heavenly, it tells you the end and set you on a walk that requires your effort. That end is your hope but there is another faith which is ‘the Faith of the son. This faith removes you from the picture because it requires nothing from you. It is called the victory. It is the testimony; the testament; the victory, not your victory, but the victory of Jesus. He did not get the victory for himself but for us, the children.
I John 5:4
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.
‘He that comes to God must believe’ – to come to God, you must believe. Everywhere the testimony is, God is. God’s name is a world on its own that needs to be unveiled. He remains the same but the revelation about Him is progressive. He is ever fresh and new each morning. If you do not follow His progression, you will become religious. Moses and others were to build a temple for God because at that time, God only dwelled in one place. Those men’s faith was built on their obedience. Faith is a Life and a testimony. By following this principle, there is neither rich nor poor in the faith; everybody comes on a single platform as the scriptures say ‘those that compare themselves with themselves are not wise’. Before Abraham was, I am’. This means Jesus is the alpha and omega and without faith, it is impossible to please God.
‘Until a grain of seed goes down it cannot grow up’. Living is from hearing and it depends on what you hear and what you hear determines what your work will be. Jesus is the body of Christ. A person cannot have the truth. After Jesus Christ came, God said no other foundation should be laid apart from this. Jesus needed to hear the father and as he heard the father it propels His work to the cross and he died to the flesh. We were called to start by carrying our crosses, and then the cross will take what we like from us. The things that decorate us when we follow this path are long suffering, love, joy and faith. Pursuit for honour and glory led Lucifer to where he is.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
The Faith of the Son of God has a pattern, we are only called in to come and follow. The faith of the son of God does not require your energy because it is not by might or power but by the Spirit of the Lord. A wrong hope will not take us anywhere. The hope of the son of God can only be managed by looking up to Jesus the author and the finisher of our faith. When you have the testimony in you, receiving, giving and pleasing will not be difficult. The soul responds to only two things; Pressure and Pleasure. God will take the soul through a path that will make it cry and it will not be able to go its own way. Sincerity will make us journey faster but with pretence the journey will be longer and delayed. This testimony will help us make the walk, and fight enemies when we meet them, not by our strength but by submitting to God because He knows how best to fight. God delays our prayer points because if He answers all, we will be in trouble. When we are real with God, long suffering and faith would no longer be a problem.
Revelation 19: 10; 22:8
Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me,
This is the order of worship- worshipping in Spirit and in Truth. The obedience attitude that John wanted to display to fall before the higher being did not connote worship alone. It is also a symbol of what we are. It will take a worshiper to worship. Our offering song does not portray worship alone. Our breath should be worship. We should worship our hope. The hope takes over us because worship is a widespread thing.
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.
They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.
This is telling us of the future Jerusalem where we will be privileged to see His face. The face of God can only be revealed by Him. The servants see His face as they serve. Service means obedience, by this we move from strength to strength. Real worship does not commence until we see His face. The gate of worship will not open until we see His face. It is His face that gives us the instruction to worship. God will educate the universe by Himself. No one will be a citizen without being part of the church.
Walking in the face of God is strange to our present world. Hand ministry has its own importance but we must journey to the face ministry. It was the hand operation of God that made the whole universe and the mighty hand operations include creation of angels, man, the universe, and the cherubim. Moses combined the hand and face ministry. For the first time, the face birthed His product and the product is Jesus. Face is the constitution of God’s offspring. Jesus is greater than the angels because he was made from within while the angels were made by the hand.
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”
‘My’ means ‘of me’, that is, the Father gave this to me. This particular angel is of Jesus. This angel was built to serve Jesus.
Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?
God is asking for a place of rest from us. It means He saw the quality in us. God chose the poor man, not the full or rich man; the rich in religion, wealth or education. Anyone who has answers back to God is a rejected product.
God only looked at the earth once. His face made the heavens skip. What made them run will not move them when it comes to man’s realm. The vice of the fruit of the knowledge of good and bad was on the tree but as soon as Adam ate the fruit, it moved inside him then God started to talk to Adam. God delayed our perishing by giving man a thicker covering. God instituted the ministry of the face on the earth until sin came and God left the earth. Christ came through Israel and started with the hand ministry to communicate the face ministry. When Jesus was raised from the dead, He left the hand ministry.
The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
“Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them, The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
Israel means those who are chosen to see His face; the people of God called out to see His face, the blessing of God to His people is a thing that is not perishable.
***You are special and you are my people because you are called to receive the blessing; you are called because my heart has chosen you, and nothing can separate you. My love elected you; I have great desires for you, and I am appearing to you. I have seen you and created this pictures to bless you. The time has come to speak to you. I am behind you. I have desired that you will not pass away, because I have in me blessings to bless you***.
From His face, we get grace. Grace keeps; it is the material ingredient to keep for everlasting. Countenance means to measure the face and Grace is needed to get this. Grace establishes peace. ‘Grace and peace be multiplied to you’. Israel needs grace, peace and countenance. Christ is the father of many nations, so there is no difference between the Jews and the Gentiles. God wants to conquer that carnal nature. The book of Revelation ends with the grace and the face ends the scripture. The face moves the earth and heaven away. Grace is the power of God.
Servants keep the sayings. All those who serve God are prophets. The testament is a spirit, that is why it is drawn out of the blood, and the blood is liquid which has a symbol. The wine is the symbol of the blood. That means the wine is intoxicating; the blood is intoxicating. The blood of Jesus is a strong wine. ‘ I am the vine’ the clusters bring out wine, wine is spirit. The actual thing is grape. The communion speaks of Spirit. It should take you over and over power you. In Jesus’ blood, there are things there to take you over. That intoxication is the properties of His blood. Everything stored in that gene is a volume in a tiny volume. The more we access the blood, the more we fetch out these things. Testament is in the blood. There is a measure that you must finish, and it has a beginning and an end. Where do we keep the testament? The soul. What makes you a company of the brethren is because they have the testimony of Jesus. The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy. The brethren talks of a blood line; a family of a particular blood which is the church. Prophecies are speaking them and acting them before they come to pass. It is the attitude of the father. He speaks them. Why speaking? He speaks them to bring them to existence. When you are enchanted with the Spirit of prophecy, you behave under the wine of the prophet. We need sight to read Him. They do not have their own will; wherever He goes there they go.
THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY IS THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS.
Elisha got the spirit within by following Elijah. There are different attitudes of the Spirit in the scripture. Abraham was one, he finished his course and God blessed him. Adam was one too though he did not live fully as an Adam, he lived below that testament but yet he lived. Joshua and Moses acquired the prophetic by walking in the Spirit. Some fall off because they refuse to follow the leading of the Spirit so they were taken away from Sonship. God’s Will is for them to come into the testimony of Jesus to conquer the dragon.
She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne,
and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days.
Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back,
but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.
And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world–he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.
And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.
Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”
And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.
But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.
The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood. But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth. Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.
There are seven years appointed for the testimony. The face is for service. Service gives us strength. Living by faith is worship. We will keep on serving until we obtain His face, then we will sit on the throne. God is communicating kindness because He needs ages to communicate all His face. That child that was caught up has received the ministry of God’s face. The woman that gave birth to the child was also caught up but to a level while the child moved higher, the child was greater than the mother. There are two things to the tree of life; the leaf and the fruit. We need three and a half years to be purified. To devour us is to stay us not to kill our flesh. The child did not leave the mother’s womb for it was a protection for the child. So, do not leave the body to operate alone neither should you look down on even those who are lower than you. That child was kept in meekness and humbleness so he could sit on the throne. The child then arranged a protection for the mother. THE WILDERNESS IS A CONDUCIVE PLACE TO RECEIVE THE TESTIMONY. That was why he arranged the wilderness for her. That woman is the new Jerusalem that will come down with Christ. There must be enough evidence to throw satan down because the earth has not produced enough worshipers. This child that was born was many in himself. These brethren were that child. They overcame him by the blood of the lamb and the words of their testimony. When you love not your life unto death, then you have murdered satan. Satan will lose that war because you love righteousness and hate unrighteousness. Satan is after the testimony; those ones had the testimony but had not finished the commandment. They will overcome him, by keeping Christ and keeping the prophetic to the end. THIS COMPANY WILL ARISE AND THE TESTIMONY WILL SPREAD ALL OVER THE EARTH.