This is a time of maturity and a time of retribution. Retribution includes two sides: it is a reward and judgments, a reward and punishment. God’s Righteous Judge is coming. We usually associate this with the Father – that Jesus is kind, but the Father is strict. But it is not so. Jesus, when He was in the Body, said that He didn’t come to judge the world, but His Word was sent as a forewarning. It’s like a bridge that warns of what is to come. The Word that Jesus spoke, it will judge.
Jesus will come to this earth as Judge. Jesus is the Judge. This is the time when God begins to repay. If you are watching closely what is happening, you can see how the retribution has intensified – it has expanded, pushed the limits and deepened.
The path is narrowing, time is quickening, and we are all flying towards the fulfillment of the apocalypse.
There are many revelations that the Lord is giving today. We are very happy about this.
“A trumpet sounded from the Eastern Gates. It was getting stronger and was heard from afar. Then it got even stronger and louder. Those who heard this sound went to the Eastern Gates with their trumpets. They joined with the sound of the trumpet coming from the Eastern Gates. It was one unison that went high into the sky.”
Today this trumpet is sounding from the Eastern Gates. God has given us the Prophetic-Apostolic ministry, and we give the voice that God takes and uses.
We had a prayer service and talked about how you can flap your wings and fly into the presence from the ground. But there is a prayer when you jump from the mountain. You are already on the mountain, you don’t have to go up there, you are not praying to God, you are praying from God. There are prayer times when the pastor leads the people to move up the mountain, and all their efforts are focused on making it up to the top. But there are those who already have the power to be on the mountain, and they pray from the Throne. These are two different prayers. These are two different levels of walking with God. You move in what God does. He takes your voice and does His deeds, His work. This trumpet sound is this revelation speaks of.
I pray that all of our teachings and sermons will turn into testimonies, that it will not be theories and not a set of Scriptures without revelation, but that our teaching will be a testimonial when Jesus is “Amen. A faithful and true witness.” May it grow into a testimony of God’s grace and the ways of God.
We need to have critical thinking. Apostle Paul says, “Test things.” We need to learn to have a spirit that tests. I experience the mantle of exposing. When I come somewhere, it exposes certain things. Where there is true light, you can see spots even on white sheets. Because the point is not how clean the sheets or clothes are washed, but the point is how much light will come to check if it is light. Hang poorly washed laundry with the background of the black soil – it will look very white, but with the white snow you will see how dirty it is. What matters is how much light is in us, and the spirit that tests.
Today the Lord wants this from the Church.
We must have a spirit that tests. The Apostles taught this. Paul says, “Test all things; hold fast to what is good.” Test all things! The Apostles spoke of testing the true nature of faithful people—that even faithful people need to be tested, also ministers before being ordained.
John says, “He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now.” What’s this? This is the spirit of testing. Test the one who says he is in the light. “He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But he who hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes” (1 John 2:9-11).
Test, don’t trust like children. It is written that he will deceive the simple-hearted, who don’t have the spirit of testing.
The book of the prophet Isaiah says: “Bind up the testimony, and seal the revelation among my disciples. And I will wait on the Lord, Who hides His face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in Him. Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me. We are as signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion” (Isaiah 8:16).
Here are the disciples, we are tying up these words among the disciples. I preach among our children who were born in this womb. This is a sign. Give birth, raise and send into a victorious battle
“And when they say to you: “seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. They will pass through it hard-pressed and hungry; and it shall happen when they are hungry that they will be enraged and curse their king and their God, and look upward. Then they will look to the earth and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness. Nevertheless the gloom will not always be upon her who is distressed” (Isaiah 8:16-22).
This is about politicians, about philosophers, about psychologists. Today they raise ideologues, military leaders and address the dead.
That’s the Word we hear today, what God says. But there is hope in the end.
Light will come where the darkness has thickened.
Man’s thinking is formed from upbringing. To dissociate oneself from wrong upbringing, one must be a mature person and have critical thinking. Thinking is also shaped by the society, majority’s opinion – all these things can’t form a man of God. A man of God should not be shaped by education, upbringing, media and society. Also, the formation comes from personal experience – but it is always subjective. Also from intuition, from the presentiment of the heart…
The formation of God’s people attitude comes from the Word of God and from revelation – corporative, tested.
There is a definition of critical thinking. Critical thinking is a system of arguments that is used to analyze things and events from a critical point of view with the formulation of reasonable conclusions, it allows to make reasonable assessments, interpretations, and also correctly apply the results to situations and problems. In a general sense, critical thinking means thinking at a higher level than doctrinal thinking. Critical thinking is a person’s ability to question incoming information, including their own beliefs. There is an opinion that the transition to a critical level of thinking in a particular community is a necessary prerequisite for the beginning of the civilized development of this community.
My prayer is that we will have critical thinking in today’s world, that we will question what we hear from those sources that are trying to mold God’s people.
Think about what has shaped your thinking in regard to your worldview. Who are you? Where is your true “self”? In the image that you made up yourself? Or that which God originally intended for you, with the purpose that He chose you from eternity for. One has to find this “self”, which is the real one, which God will call by name, and live in accordance, based on this “self”.
When Jesus was asked, “Who are you?” He replied: “The one, Who I’ve claimed to be from the beginning!” Who are you from the beginning? – So be it! Return to your true self! And this is possible only in God, because the Lord said: “I am the Way.”
The problem of modern society is thinking shaped with a flood of information, events, trends, ideologies. And it is even coming into church.
Any conflict comes up – and the church begins to split. How can it be? So it turns out, you are worldly! Families are falling apart! People lived, served God, and now suddenly they begin to turn against each other. This indicates that they were not rooted in Christ. Jesus warned about this. Brothers and sisters, do not betray each other!
John said, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God; and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And it is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard was coming and is now already in the world” “I John 4:1-3).
Many antichrists have come today. His spirit manifests in these movements and spheres. Apostle Paul said that one of the gifts is the gift of discerning the spirits. The church is blind when it cannot discern. It has always been the case in the prophetic tradition that people have tried to figure out who it is. Even in a vision and revelation one should ask. Don’t be enchanted. “What is your name?” This is a discernment. They were trying to figure out if the vision was from God or from the devil. Do not “rush” at every sweet dream, but discern.
An example of the First Church – they tested Saul – whether to accept him. And Barnabas had to prove to God’s people that Saul was from God, that he had repented, that he had the fruits of repentance.
The First Church was not “light”. “None of the outsiders could get attached to the Church” – and today we are ready to do everything, to trade the most sacred things, just for the sake of having more people: to serve the Supper to the unborn again – in this way to “drag” them to heaven …
Therefore, God gave us spirit: “But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, abide will abide in Him. And now, children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him” (1 John 2:28-29).
The anointing that is given to us from Him is the deepest spirit of truth that dwells in every true believer who lives in righteousness, the righteous ones of God.
This anointing is read in the people of God, in the corporate dimension of revelation. Our anointing plays in unison. Because God’s people, who are on watch on the Cross of Calvary, can’t be deceived. You need to hear that voice in the anointing.
Today, that Church will endure, the True Bride, which, regardless of other voices, knows only One Voice! Know This Voice! The voice of the Lord God of Hosts, the Voice of His Son Jesus Christ and the Voice of the Holy Spirit! We need to walk in the righteousness of unity, in love, in the faithfulness of our Lord.
Today we spoke in modern language about critical thinking, but I will say in Biblical words – “the spirit of discernment”! Even psychologists say clearly and distinctly that having critical thinking is the highest level of civilized development.
Abide in the Word of God, in the love of God’s people, and in unity.