“The man of God rolled away the stone from the well and entered into the well. It turned out that the water in this well was salty. And the man of God took a cup of water and gave it to brothers and sisters to drink, but not everyone wanted to drink it, saying: “If there is plain water, why drink salty water?” And those who drank salty water, looked refreshed, their eyes became sharp, and their transformation was obvious. Some, seeing this, also asked to drink this water, and the same thing happened to them. Others remained the same and unchanged”.
Apostle Paul said that he was, according to the righteousness, which is in the law, blameless, “but what things were gain to him, these he counted loss for Christ.” He said, “Yet indeed I count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I might gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness, which is from God by faith; that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead” (Philippians 3:6-11).
The resurrection of the dead is to be attained. Apostle Paul gave up everything he had and could boast of. One of his main advantages was that he was blameless according to the righteousness, which is in the law. Who among us can say of yourself you were blameless before you believed? – Not many. But Paul was like that before he met Christ. This young man, who met Christ on the road to Damascus, dragging men and women out of jealousy, had the advantage of being blameless. But he considered it loss, vanity – for the sake of Christ.
Take your strongest advantage today. Someone has health, beauty, heritage, intelligence, social position, education – Paul says: “I counted it as rubbish.” Any advantage for His sake can become loss for us if we take such an attitude. For Christ, Paul gave up everything—family, popularity… What is a life goal for many Christians today, for Paul was emptiness, “rubbish.” For the excellence of knowing the Lord, for His own sake—to gain Christ, to know the power of Christ, to share in the sufferings of Christ, to be conformed to the death of Christ, to attain the resurrection of the dead—Paul paid with everything he had.
We must remember this, because this is not a position, this is the path that the Lord is calling us to take today. God is looking for people like Paul who can live the way they see and see the way he saw.
I would like to say a few words about refugees. There is an amazing testimony about refugees – this is the family of our Lord Jesus Christ. When Joseph found out that Mary was pregnant, he secretly wanted to let her go. It was difficult for him to understand this, because the Angel didn’t appear to him, he appeared to Mary, the Holy Spirit didn’t descend on him, he didn’t have direct revelation; but, being righteous in his soul, he believed God as best he could, he believed Mary and wanted to let her go. But the Lord sent His Angel to him, the Angel told Joseph to receive Mary. And also at the appearance of the Angel, Joseph was told to flee to Egypt, because the enemy was looking for the soul of the Child.
When the wisemen announced that they had come to worship the King of Judea, Herod began to kill babies with his cunningness. To avoid this fate, the Lord sent His Angel to Joseph and told him to urgently flee to Egypt. This was the fulfillment of the prophecy that the Son was to hide in Egypt. And now Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus are moving with their belongings from Bethlehem. It was a flight to Egypt, these were refugees. They fled their country from persecution.
Many people are fleeing today. I want to say a word to believers, because unbelievers may not hear. Joseph was to keep this Baby, he was to keep the treasure. He had to feed, take care of security, and where they stayed in Egypt Joseph took care to keep this Light. Joseph was responsible for keeping the Light of the world. He did everything possible with Angelic help to preserve the Light of the world in a foreign land.
While they were there, the Lord’s Angel visited Joseph again and told him to return, because the one who was looking for the soul of the Child had died.
Many refugees feel nostalgic and want to return to their country. Do not think that it is easy for refugees in other countries, even if they have means to live. This is a different culture, a different language, other people’s houses and apartments. It is very difficult. Therefore, refugees are people who need special help and attention. That is why the Lord said about the refugees to His children: “You shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the heart of a stranger, because you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
The first “real” refugees are the family of Jesus Christ. They are Mary, Joseph and Jesus. Remember this, refugees. You must preserve the light! Do not carry enmity in your hearts! Do not bring hatred, revenge, do not let this poison and filth enter your hearts! Keep the light pure. Joseph and Mary didn’t instruct Jesus from His childhood that there were enemies. They didn’t speak bad of Israel, which “pushed them out”. They didn’t insult anyone. They instructed Him about the prophecies of Him. They put light into Him, Jesus returned undistorted, He wasn’t poisoned. None of them were poisoned—neither Joseph, nor Mary, nor Jesus.
Keep the light in you undefiled. This is a Word from God to you. Do not defile your heart, spirit, soul with unclean talk. Keep yourself if you plan to return – return with multiplied light. Receive light in the land you live. Focus on the welfare of the city where you live. Do not return “poisoned”, but return with light. In every person there is something both of light and of darkness, but which side will you go over to? Go to the side of the light, do not pick up the darkness. And just like Joseph and Mary, who went to a foreign land with a small light, and returned with a grown-up boy, Yeshua, even more radiant, so you will return with multiplied light. Keep and multiply it. When you return, you will rejoice, will raise your faces and hands to God and increase the light on earth.
“Sing to Him, cling to Him; talk of all His wondrous works; in glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!” (1Chronicles 16:9-10).
Regardless of what is happening around, our tongue is not to speak evil. Our tongue is to glorify the Lord, to confess the Word! We see higher than carnal slanderers. Sing to our Lord, give Him glory and honor, exalt Him. We know where we are going and we’ve known from the beginning what was to be and what will be. By participating in His judgments and movements, we move in a prophetic dimension. We don’t have to change the message. We don’t have to change the Gospel of the Cross.
A new Martial Art of the Spirit – now at this time like never before – move the wonders of God! Move the lovingkindness of God, His mercy, remember the miracles. A militant testimony of miracles and signs from God as part of God service. Release miracles services – the most powerful, the mightiest. Miracles are everywhere! I even had to classify miracles – there is a gradation of miracles: miracles of personal salvation, personal experience of the blessing of the gifts of the Spirit, serving your neighbor in miracles and signs, serving people who are near and far in miracles and signs, signs of heaven and earth, signs in nations and lands, miracles on trips , miracles in services, miracles of health, miracles of inner revelation. These are all miracles! Open your eyes! Release through your mouth not grumbling but God’s signs and wonders!
The Song of Moses is also the Song of the Lamb. It is written that not all people can sing it, but only those who defeated the beast, the image of the beast and the mark of the beast, the number of the name of the beast. They stand on the sea of glass mingled with fire, holding the harp of God, and sing the song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb. This is one Song, this is one Scripture, this is the Old and New Testament merged together. This is one. They say, “Great and marvelous are Your works!” His works are wonderful and wondrous. Praise Him! Stop whining! Stop looking at the ground! Celebrate great and wonderful things! Lord God Almighty! The Almighty holds all! His Name is the Almighty, He holds my body, me, all mine, my mind, my salvation! He holds heaven and hell! Everything is in His hand! Nations are in His hand, He turns them over. He said from the beginning what would happen. And there is nothing that He doesn’t control.
You will later hear about miracles from those who had a seal on their foreheads. You will hear thousands of testimonies of how God performed miracles with those people who have the mark of those who sigh and cry. You will hear it all. Believe God, stand in God! It was, and it is,and it will be only what the Lord said. He said that “there will be wars, famines, plagues, earthquakes, diseases in places” … This is the beginning of sorrows. The real sorrow will come when there will be a revelation of the Antichrist, the beast will be revealed. And if the Lord had not shortened those days, no flesh would be saved. But for the elect’s sake He shortened the days. And those faithful, steadfast, fiery, pure, loving – will stand and defeat the image, the beast, the mark, the number of his name. And they will sing: “Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your Name, for You alone are holy! All nations shall come and bow before You. For Your judgments have been revealed!” For Your judgments have been revealed! Don’t be infants, let’s be mature people living in the Scriptures.
“I cling to Your testimonies, Lord, do not put me to shame, I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed!” (Psalm 119)
“After these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened” (Revelation 15:5). After this song, the temple of the testimony opens.
The Lord has called us to victory. We are called to overcome. Lift up your eyes to the heavens, ascend into the heavenly – stop looking at the earth and speaking earthly things. Where there is no place for Babylon, where there is no place for the harlot, the beast, the dragon, there is a place of eternal glory and light. Raise your spirit in prayer! Stop rattling with fear. Transit to the heavenly realms. Pray from there, from the Throne! Spread the glory of God and send the power of light to the earth.
The Church today, more than ever, must become heavenly. And as she stands in the light of heaven, she will overcome all. She can’t be defeated, she is invincible, she dwells with the Most High God.