The Lord is showing how movement occurs in heaven and how it affects movement on earth.
“A huge throne was above the Eastern Gates. The radiance of this throne was very strong and bright, like a rainbow. The foot of the throne was full of eyes that scanned the earth. And there was a ladder from the throne to the earth, which the angels of God descended and ascended.
On the throne there was a golden crown, royal clothes, a signet ring of many gem stones, keys, and there was also a vessel filled with fragrant oil, which spread to the ground.
The angels of God, taking everything that was on the throne, began to descend the stairs towards the Eastern Gates.
I was at a gathering in Norway, where I met a man, an Apostle, who began to bring in folk music and his national music instruments to glorify God. This is an apostolic and prophetic work – he began to return to God the culture that was lost. In particular, it was tambourine and Sami yoik.
This brother was exposed to most severe persecution – at that time the Sami were suppressed. But he organized a conference where he praised the Lord with his instrument. It was an amazing work of the Spirit, because even then I included tambourine in our worship. I don’t recommend you to do this unless God is leading you. This is not imitation. God previously gave me a tambourine, and I am also from a people where tambourine is an instrument of national culture.
I began to enter into these things in order to enter and redeem the peoples – we have many peoples of the North and the East, who have tambourines. It was very timely.
There was also another amazing brother who had a unique gift: as it is written, “miraculous gifts” – he could play all the instruments of the world. God gave him such an ability – this is a gift of wisdom and revelation – he penetrates the essence of this tool. He said that he penetrates the root, feels the instrument and gives out its “speech”, extracts sounds.
He has a powerful revelation – he talked about how the earth speaks. He said the earth is alive.
Imagine that you have some soil – you plant a seed in it, it grows and becomes larger than the soil itself. Where? How can it give so much life? Is it really inanimate matter? In many nations, the earth is considered the mother, and the sky is the father. We are not Gentiles, but we understand why the peoples think so: it is because of the quality that the Lord gave to the earth – to give birth.
More than that, the earth also has a voice. She gives it. Sodom and Gomorrah gave the voice of the earth. The earth groans, opens its mouth, swallows up, casts off the wicked, bears fruit, gives blessing, gives curse, receives curse.
This brother heard the voice and harmony of the earth and connection with the heaven.
This is what I would like to talk about today. This was the case when Jesus went to Jerusalem.
“And Jesus went into Jerusalem and into the temple. So when He had looked around at all things, as the hour was already late, He went out to Bethany with the twelve.
Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.”
And His disciples heard it.
So they came to Jerusalem. Then Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. And He would not allow anyone to carry wares through the temple. Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ ”
And the scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they might destroy Him; for they feared Him, because all the people were astonished at His teaching. When evening had come, He went out of the city.Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Then they came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to Him. And they said to Him, “By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority to do these things?”
But Jesus answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one question; then answer Me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things: The baptism of John—was it from heaven or from men? Answer Me.”
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ But if we say, ‘From men’ ”—they feared the people, for all counted John to have been a prophet indeed. 33 So they answered and said to Jesus, “We do not know.”
And Jesus answered and said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.” (Mark 11:11-33).
Jesus entered the temple and searched everything. Jesus kept this searching phase. He came to Jerusalem to see. He entered the temple and did not act. He acted later, on another occasion. Jesus came at a late hour to search the temple.
Jesus today walks the earth, cities, houses, apartments, churches and searches. He visits and searches, does nothing or does not everywhere.
The behavior of Christ is interesting: “having looked around at all things” – He did nothing, just looked and retired to Bethany. He gave time for assurance; this was the listening ability that the Lord wants to release for us today.
We need to learn to see.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness of men, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves” (Romans 1:18-24).
Today we must gain and re-develop the ability to fix our ears and fix our eyes. This is part of worship. Attention, contemplation of creation, reading the signs of what is happening on earth, listening to the voice of the earth – is part of the revelation from God, because creation reacts. You know how birds and animals leave before earthquakes or cataclysms. Creation hears better than man, because the smoke of sin obscures man’s eyes and ears.
Man is the highest creation of God, he must hear the voice of God better than any other creation. But he hears worse than any other creation. Trees turn over their leaves, plants hide, insects flee before a downpour, the whole earth feels the voice of God. But not man. In the cities, in a drunken stupor, in a sinful fog, he no longer understands what is happening around him.
Jesus came to see and left them, He gave them time.
The ability to look and listen. Hear the sound of the planet’s heartbeat today! How do you feel the planet at the moment in which you live?
Some people are not interested in the world at all – I’m surprised – seems as if they were charmed.
They consider themselves modern, but this is stupid: you can be modern and stupid. Don’t run after fashion, move with God!
What can you say today about the heartbeat of the planet? What does your land say? Is there any difference between what was before and what is happening now – when you loved running in green grass as a child, and today there is a wasteland there. What are the trees saying? What do the hills and the sea say?
My topic today is the voice of creation, in particular for the ministry of the judgments.
It was not yet time for the gathering of figs. It was the inner guidance of Christ. He didn’t come to the fig tree because of hunger, He came to look at the sign, at the voice of creation.
Trees speak volumes. I pay attention to trees when I visit different regions in different countries of the world. Can you hear the trees cry? Can you see the frightened birds? Can you see the sad creation? The suffering creation?
We say birds make no mistakes. Lately, the birds do make mistakes. Their navigator goes out of order. Whole flocks fall and die. Man is killing the planet.
It seemed to be at the wrong time when Christ approached the fig tree. But He wanted, she was to give herself to Him. This is the movement of Christ.
I often do things that I don’t understand right away but realize later. I can do extraordinary things, and then it turns out it was a sign and a Word. I do something, but senses are exercised to discern, and later it will be revealed.
What’s happening? There is an outpouring and there are shifts. God gives a sign, and the earth rebels, and the birds get lost, they try to survive, but often in a wrong way.
Creation as a sign. The fig tree was a sign of Israel’s condition. Here’s what happened. What did Jesus do when he released the Word to her? The fig tree was the house of God. Who can think like that on earth today? Who can think like that in the church as Jesus thought? He came up to the fig tree, but He came up to Israel. He approached creation that could tell Him, because the people He saw in the temple that evening couldn’t tell Him God’s Word. So He went to the fig tree, because the creation often speaks purer and more truthful.
They built a casino city in the desert and force other regions to feed them with light and water. This Babylonian creation will be the first to disappear when the judgments come. Because in the desert they built it to dehydrate and bleed others.
Creation as an indicator of the state of people and faith. Pay attention today to the trees around you, to the birds, if there are any. Can you imagine that the birds around you will disappear? But some of you get irritated with doves and sparrows.
When the voice of man becomes insane, hear the voice of creation! The earth speaks. Sodom and Gomorrah gave no message from the people, but it was the earth itself speaking. And the Angels came down to see if this is exactly what the earth was saying. It was the voice of creation. Imagine – cursed creation, rebelling creation.
The Lord paves the way through the work with creation to the hearts of people. There is a collapse happening today. All creation awaits revelation from the sons of God. And instead of revelation, we give the creation a plastic bag and kill it…
Anomalies, earthquakes are taking place today – do you think that layers have shifted? – No! It’s because of people. Schools of fish wash ashore almost every week. Schools of dolphins are being thrown away, birds are dying in oil swamps, plastic-eating sea giants are dying in the oceans…
What’s happening? This is the cursed fig tree. This is meant for the faithful. Disciples must hear the voice of eternity. We need to hear the voice of eternity!
After God’s creation, the Lord went to human creation. It is all clear: He saw a fig tree that had no fruit, and went to people – He already knew what He would find there. I can read like that. The Lord sometimes gives me signs. But this is not superstition, no need to invent. It’s like the knowledge of God, it’s not a prophecy.
Once we were in Kamchatka, and I saw birch trees, which were all distorted and mutilated. A birch should be straight and slender. This is an amazing tree. But these birches were simply mutilated. It wasn’t the wind, because in the depths of the forest they were exactly the same. And I asked the natives, “Why are your trees sick?” And they immediately understood this language and answered: “Because our land is sick.” Indigenous peoples know the voice of the earth. Or rather, they knew until cities came into their lives.
And so Jesus goes from the creation of God to the creation of man. From the fig tree to the temple. Pretty much the same story. I think that’s the connection: the temple that has no fruit, and the fig tree that didn’t bear fruit for Jesus. The Lord teaches us through this place to understand the voice of God through the voice of the earth.
I think you will hear about it more often. Prophets should work on this subject. Martin Luther made us “bite the letter” without even “washing it down with water”. He removed all images, left four points on how to reach God. But it’s not only Scripture!
“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20). This voice belongs to the church today, this language of God that He is releasing today. That’s why people don’t want to be in such a society – where there is only “yes” and “no”. I used to think Christ was radical. Now I don’t think so. Christ is all-inclusive! I used to think that the Apostolic Church was for the strong ones, now I think that it is for everyone.
The creation of people for God, the temple, was defiled, was barren. And the fig tree had shown Him this picture before, Jesus heard from the tree about it. The fig tree is an image of the church. After meeting with a dead and rebellious creation, the Lord understands the condition of the dead faith in a defiled temple.
“Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations? But you have made it a den of thieves” (Mark 11:17). First He cleansed, then taught. First He sent them out, and then taught. First you need to purify, cleanse your heart, your mind, cleanse the teaching in order to hear the teaching.
The scribes and Pharisees feared Christ. Because all the people were astonished at His teaching. But they were feared Him! Love came and started bringing fear upon the wicked. Love that inspires fear! Why were they afraid of him? Instead of joining, they retreated in fear.
Imagine a high priest who got totally messed up in his life with his priests and runs to Jesus: “Lord! Here I am! Save me!” Would Christ have rejected him?! Jesus would have given him new clothes.
Love doesn’t come alone. Love doesn’t walk alone! If you see love, it will be with hope and faith, as well as mercy, compassion, eternity, pain (while on earth), and the happiness of loving, and not just being loved. Because the need to love in man is as powerful as to be loved. We all want to be loved. This is a need. But the need to love with the same strength is a human need. True happiness is not only about being loved, because you can have a hard, stinking heart. If someone loves you, then it doesn’t make it easier for you, you don’t get better. But to love is a gift, it is happiness.
Let us find the strength to love, not to be loved. This is real bliss. Happiness to love.
Love doesn’t come alone. She is always with her retinue. She has works, she has suffering, she has dedication.
The Lord has no connection with the impure. When He left the city, He went to spend the night in other places. He taught until late in the temple, but then He went out of the city. He went back to creation. There was still work going on.
“In the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him: “Rabbi, Iook! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.” (Mark 11:20-21). The disciples began to receive understanding and guidance after sometime. It comes through the eyes, not through revelation. They finally saw.
Look, people, at creation, look around you! Just expand your horizons.
I’ve taken it to observe how the creation reacts – whether it applauds or judges.
Jesus began to teach about faith, but it was not only about faith. He told them, “Have the faith of God.” Because they were asking about it, they were wondering how He does it, by what power. Jesus told them it was by faith.
“Have the faith of God, for truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” (Mark 11 :23).
Faith is essential to releasing God’s power and judgments. Faith and Prayer: “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:24).
And also forgiveness. Faith comes with forgiveness. If you are in unforgiveness, your faith does not work. It will be poisoned by condemnation. Faith passes when there is forgiveness.
A life of gratitude and compassion.
Now those show up who have an answer to everything, along with experience and authority. These are the scribes and the elders. And they say: “By what authority do you do this? What is the power? What authority? Who gave you this power?” It doesn’t work that way with Jesus. He says: “I will also ask you. Answer me – was John’s baptism from men or from heaven? And they answered in their cunning: “We do not know.” And neither He told them by what authority He did it.
Silence of Jesus. The religious world is the most crafty, the most disgusting. The harlots wiped His feet with their hair, and He wouldn’t push them away. But the religious world is the most disgusting people – dead coffins. Those at least just lie, but these lie with the name of God on their lips.
These are crumbling religious buildings, they don’t endure. We don’t need new denominations; we need the Bride of Christ, the Body of Christ, the brethren.
God does’t give an answer. Better to be left with a good question than a bad answer. Don’t rush to say stupid things to good questions. Don’t rush at all. You are not the answer. Jesus is the answer. And He knows how to answer. Go away with a question in your chest and wait and seek and suffer and keep your eyes and ears open and don’t blink.
The silence of God in response. Jesus turns away, says, “Neither will I tell you,” and leaves. Beauty! I admire our Lord.
This topic is not about the fig tree. This is about you and me. The voice of God through the voice of creation. Creation awaits revelation from the sons of God. What do we give to it? – Rolled up asphalt, oil lakes, dirty rivers, garbage islands in the ocean.
Today I’m talking not only about the material. There is a shift happening. Our closest friends, the animals, disappear species after species every year. They just disappear because we kill them. I’m not talking about the environment. I speak the eternal Word. Creation gives us revelation instead of us – to Him. And we do not hear it: blind and deaf, we walk by feel in the cities – where else to enjoy, what else to eat. And the earth, rolled up in asphalt, groans and smokes.
Lord, clothe Your Bride and let her blow the shofar so that the earth opens up and cracks, and that these sands fall and the gem stone shines out – the ruby foundation of the Kingdom of Heaven! The sapphire will come from heaven and touch the ruby on earth, and the Kingdom will rise, and the gold will be transparent, like glass – instead of asphalt, instead of exhaust gases.
Electric cars will not save the world. Today we all need to come out of Babylon and become the Bride of Jesus Christ. From the organization become the Bride, from the structure become the Body, come out into the living Word of God, from homiletics enter into prophecy.