The gates of Pentecost

It’s a wonderful time. I feel how deeply and seriously the Lord speaks to us about resetting our faith, about a difficult, total reboot. In our conversations, I note for myself several serious movements on our highway, our general line, in order for heavy, root things to change – as it is written, “and even now the ax is laid at the root of the trees.” For example, the way we believe, or the way we give testimony. We need to reconsider our testimony because the way we give it may be wrong and the Lord thinks differently. A testimony that “I was a nasty sinner, lay in a puddle, and the Lord had mercy on me” sounds good, “smells” of humility, but perhaps in a royal family they would have taught such a boy a little differently, they would have said: “You are a prince! Never say that you lay in a puddle, never say that you we

re a slave, but say that the Lord King accepted you, and you are a prince! You have a kingdom. So keep your eyes on the crown, because one day it will be yours.” And this is a completely different testimony, a completely different mentality, which elevates, lifts you up, liberates man, and doesn’t humiliate him. We need to reconsider our testimony, because it is distorted, it doesn’t work. It’s like a broken hammer; it can’t drive nails. A person can “chop with a distorted testimony” for years, and nothing happens. And I urge all of us to completely reconsider our testimony in order to hear how God testifies about us, and to release this testimony to people. Generalizing concepts, categoricalness, which is presented as maturity, is often just some kind of indirect heresy.

Today we are touching the root things. One man radically revised his testimony and addressed the laity thus: “I can’t criticize this world. I found that I was a sinner just like all of you. And then the Lord had mercy on me, stretched out His hand and saved me, and I was just lucky, because I ended up on this lifeboat, and you – on a sinking ship. Why on earth would I scold or criticize you? I have not found a single argument to rise above the people to whom I preach. I haven’t found a single sound argument to treat people negatively. And I haven’t found a single right to give them anything else except compassion.”

And the second thing he discovered is that he has nothing to boast about, he has escaped from hell, he is a fugitive, and a fugitive has nothing to boast about. He said that he realized that he had not come to God, but had fled from the devil, from suffering and misfortune, so there was nothing to boast about before the laity.

I saw these two arguments that he has no right to criticize the world and rise above it. This affected me deeply. We really need to reconsider global things. Within the two thousand years the power has disappeared somewhere. We’ve entered somewhere. I’m not talking about the miracles that happen in our meetings, about “little drops of rain”, often weird things that happen inside God-services and precisely during meetings, 90% of the time, when some magician pastor heals during meetings. Let it be there, but it is so small in comparison with who Christ is! God took us out of the context of God-services, He has brought us into life and entered into all of our life. He said, “I will dwell in them and walk in them.” This means that in all aspects of life we can live in intimate connection with God. Our task is to move on, to gain experience, because only experience matters – experience with God. We are not here to fill our heads, we are here to experience God. And this matters.

 Apostle Paul said that although he is “unskilled” in speech, he is not in the knowledge. Adam knew Eve, and she conceived. Adam saw Eve, he liked her, they walked around the garden, were glad, but he was to know her in order for her to conceive. And often the reason for our infertility, when there is no fruit from our ministry, is the lack of experience with God, the head and knowledge take first place, they push out the experience of knowing God. It was necessary to join in marital union in order for there to be a fruit, and then Eve gave birth to Cain and Abel. The human race began. This is what we need to have with God – not knowledge about Him, not new thoughts, but experience, experience with God. This should be paramount – experiencing with God, connecting with Him.

Today is the day of Pentecost. Lord, revive Pentecost again only in a new form, and let the latter rain be greater than the former!

I will share a few revelations.

“The man of God is making wonderful jewelry – signet rings. To do this, he takes different gem stones of different size, cut and color, melts gold and silver over the fire, combines them in different proportions in accordance with the stone and makes beautiful settings for the stones, making signet rings. Some were beautiful looking with a small stone, others were wonderful, with a stone that protruded beyond the edges of the ring. Regardless of this, each one of them looked like a very exquisite item of great value.

“The man of God approaches each of the brothers and sisters who are with him, and looks very carefully, as if into the very heart of every person, then takes out one of the beautiful items and puts it on the brother or sister’s finger. Each ring fits perfectly. After all the rings were put on, they all suddenly began to glow, each one shedding its own light. The man of God raised his hand with the ring, everyone else did the same, joining their hands at the top and the rings close to one another. After this, the radiance suddenly changed, and each stone began to pour out its own special color, which rushed upward, and there, above, this radiance joined and became a firmament, it was a rainbow that covered the man of God with brothers and sisters under the mantle”.  

Grace! This signet ring is the ministry of royal empowerment. This is the ministry of releasing the major gift. This is the ministry of giving a person the royal robe. Because it was a signet ring that the father gave to the prodigal son when he returned from the campaign of apostasy – a big, big curve that he made from his father’s house. When he returned, he probably hadn’t even had time to wash himself when his father’s ring was put on his finger.

 This is  Apostolic ministry – it does not humiliate a person, it elevates and lifts him up. And this ministry is your signet ring. And the gem, which should be the main character in your ring, is your major gift, your spirit. This is the expression of what is most beautiful, the release of your genius that lives inside you. This is your main gift, your gem stone. The Lord says: “I will lay a foundation of rubies, emeralds, sapphires…” Do you know what this is? – These are our spirits! From our spirits the Lord lays the foundation of the kingdom. And cuts are how we use this gem stone, how we frame it, what the gift is dressed in, your major gift. This is our ministry.

Therefore, co-workers of God, such as prophets, apostles, prophets, shepherds, teachers, they make saints perfect, releasing, revealing, helping to discover their major gift to the people of God and frame it in order for this gift to work.

 Another revelation.

“I had a dream today. The first part was like Revelation 8:10-11.

“Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.” (Revelation 8:10-11).

I see a big star fall from heaven. There were other stars in heaven – large and small. This one was bright, but its light differed from the light of God. It fell on parts of the earth where there were springs of water, and the water of some of the springs was poisoned. But not all springs were poisoned. I heard in a dream: “Wormwood, wormwood.” This water flowed into the rivers, people who drank this water became spiritually dead, but didn’t feel it.

The man of God stood on the mountain, he had a golden shofar in his hands and he was blowing, he was wearing a variegated robe – it was varicolored not because of the brightness of the color, but because it was made of different parts joined to each other. I realized that the mantle consisted of the mantles of different prophets, from different time periods, it was like a military robe, like a wanderer’s clothing. The man of God had different weapons and different instruments, the purpose of which he alone knew. There was a harp, a plumb line, a surveyor, a sharp sword, a large ax and much more, but all this was directly related to the golden shofar. When the man of God blew the golden shofar, it was a stream that entered the hearts of people and  springs of water to heal them. There was an activation of Angels and people with the shofar. There were people standing by the man of God, the mantle opened, and people entered under this mantle, this was a very strong unity. Because of this, brothers and sisters and other people received instruments and weapons, they were amazed that those tools seemed to give a different result, but they had to be mastered. And the man of God said, “God has opened a door into supernatural.”

God opened a door into the supernatural. I challenge you all today to hear this and walk into that door. Don’t wait for a miracle to “fall” on your head. Take action. Lay your hands and heal people. Watch and see visions, listen to the Holy Spirit as revelation, share revelations that come from God. And the golden shofar, which connected all the gifts – the harp (worship), the plumb line (the truth of God), the surveyor (knowledge), the sharp sword (anointing on the Word), the great ax (the gift of faith) – and much more the man of God had, but it was all connected with the golden shofar – this is a prophet of God’s glory! Because gold is the glory of God!

Enter under this mantle! Enter and reign! Brothers and sisters were amazed that they received tools under this mantle, which produce a different result. But they had to be mastered. And the man of God said that “God has opened a door into supernatural.” Who heard me? “He who has an ear to hear, let him hear.” Those who have heard – act!

Today is the day of Pentecost. Let this be a milestone from which we build. And as brother Bert said, we need to restore the essence of Pentecost. And its nature is this: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.” You will not accept any strange thoughts, you will not accept “warmth”, some blessings for your life that will increase its material quality, but you will accept power and will be His witnesses.

“And it shall come to pass after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; Your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, among the remnant whom the Lord calls.” (Joel 2:28-32).

 I remember my testimony of the baptism of the Spirit, I remember how the Lord captured my heart, how these two young men came into this dark dungeon, I had long hair, I wore a black cloak with Gothic signs, some kind of black robe hung on a light bulb, everything was black, and the windows were covered with a blanket, the whole bathroom was painted red, and even the lamp – everything was hellish! Lord, what was that all about! And so they ring my doorbell and say: “The Lord sent us to you!” And I see them for the first time in my life. “The Lord sent us to you to proclaim the way of salvation!” They were my age—barely twenty. I told them: “And you know who I am, my children!” They replied, “We don’t know who you are, but we know who He is!” And they began to tell me their testimony and speak about the Lord, and I said: “You don’t know where my soul is!” She was in hell. They replied: “We don’t care! The blood of Christ is stronger!” I thought that if they left now, I would be finished. And I told them, “Then, here’s what we’ll do: if everything you say is true, then baptize me right now, take me out of hell right now! Can you do this? Come on, right now – baptize me with water!” They looked at each other, got scared, whispered between themselves and said: “Let’s do it!” We went into this bathroom, filled a bathtub of water, and I was submerged under water with all this long hair, a cigarette in my hands – just submerged under water, into the Spirit! Bang! And I came out wet! I said, “What’s that you have?” Bible? Leave it with me!” I took the Bible from him and they left. And so it began! A whirlwind began, I believe that the Angels came and began to pull out this soul. The battle began. This was my Pentecost!

The Lord pulled me out of the street – simply, without any preachers, I mean that there were no mentors to instruct me. I realized that I could no longer be with my friends because there was nothing connecting us. I thought: “Is this what I listened to before?!” – No! I don’t want this! I will go to my Lord!” And I went in search of my people. But it was important to be with the saints. And then I found one small “community”, these were grandmothers, they were full of love and the Holy Spirit, and they were prophets. I thought: “There! If there ever was a church on earth, this is the living church!” And there they explained to me that one needs to experience one more grace. I thought: “What other grace? What grace is greater than what I had?!” I was in great grace. I was so bursting that I tied my hands with a scarf, I went out and ran along the hills, and rejoiced with joy, such a Spirit descended on me, it was power! And then there were experiences and weaknesses, because I had no mentors, but what is that? I have never heard anything like this and haven’t read any books about it – that the Lord saves a man like this – alone, and then does something with him so that preserves him in Christ! Yes, but the Lord brought me to the people, and they explained to me that I needed to be in the church, I needed to be with the people. And I believed it. “Certainly! Whatever God pleases!” And they said: “You need to be baptized! Because the former baptism was wrong, priests must baptize you.” I said, “Okay, for God’s sake! Tell me what’s right.” And the brothers told me what to do, and I did it. I trusted. And from then on, the homeless child, whom his mother gave birth to somewhere – I had neither a spiritual mother nor a father – was accepted and adopted. As it is written:

“Thus says the Lord God to Jerusalem: “Your birth and your nativity are from the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite, and your mother a Hittite. As for your nativity, on the day you were born, your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water to cleanse you, you were not rubbed with salt, nor wrapped in swaddling clothes. No eye pitied you, to do you any of these things for you, to have compassion on you; but you were thrown out into the open field, when you yourself were loathed on the day you were born. And when I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you: “Live in your blood!” Yes, I said to you: “Live in your blood!”… When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, says the Lord God, and you became Mine. Then I washed you in water; yes, I thoroughly washed off your blood and anointed you with oil.” (Ezekiel 16:3-6, 8-9).

And a “gold nose ring” so as by it to lead him into glory! And then they explained to me that “you don’t speak in tongues, you need grace, you need to be baptized in the Spirit.” I thought: “No! I’m baptized! What other kind of baptism is there?! Such glory! I remember how I came home, there were boys living with me, they would get close and then strayed away. And I remember how they went to bed, and I thought: “Lord! Do I really not have the Spirit?! Tell me whether I have the Spirit or not! Some grandmothers say that I don’t have the Spirit!” And suddenly I see a vision on my knees: my womb opened, living water poured straight into the heavens! Such a flow diverging in power – into infinity, to the very heavens! The Great Sea. And I opened the Scripture, and it said: “Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38) – into eternal life! This is the way it is with all born of the Spirit! I leaped up and began to jump and scream – at night! I scared the people. I began to jump and dance that the Spirit of the Lord was upon me, and He anointed me.

And then I came to my sister Tanya, an old lady, a grandmother. They brought me to her once, but I wasn’t very impressed then. But then one day suddenly such a powerful force came over me – a desire to go to her – I didn’t even remember her address, only the hill where she lived, and I felt that I could not resist this desire, as if a powerful hand began to push me. I jumped up and ran to this hill – I walked, walked and knocked straight on her door! This happened to me more than once. I enter in – she is alone. She says: “Come on, let’s pray!” I think, “How?” We knelt down and she exploded! I thought: “This is a volcano! A Flow!” And she approaches me on her knees and hangs over me. And grace came upon me, and I spoke in other tongues, and began to pray in the Spirit. Both shame and joy! And I think what is this I am saying? Have I gone crazy? She “crushed” me and “squeezed” the Spirit out of me, and I rejoiced, and the Spirit poured out in other tongues. Then we prayed for a long time and she said, “Very well, very well.” And from then on, she and I would pray for three hours or more, on our knees.

Pentecost! Yes, it was useful. As Paul says: “I will pray with the spirit and I will also pray with the understanding.” Now I am not trying to discover, when I was baptized in the Spirit – when the stream poured out of me, or when Tanya made me speak glossolalia. I still don’t know. But I know that in both cases the Spirit of God was upon me. It was Pentecost.

And this second blessing, as Wesley called it, when he was sailing on a ship and saw the Moravian brothers who were not afraid of death. As he was honest, he returned, to England. And one day he found himself in a church where the preacher was reading Martin Luther’s introduction to the Epistle to the Romans. And at this introduction, when the preacher had not yet moved on to the message itself, he says that “warmth filled his soul, and his soul was warmed, and he could completely rely on Christ.” And from that moment, when he completely relied on Christ, he was reborn.

And today I challenge you. You think “What a wonder! And how about me? What happened with me? Rely entirely on Christ! On Him alone! Place all your soul and hope in Christ and nothing more!” And you will receive significant benefit. Because until now you may have never done this. The first blessing is an encounter with Christ, and the second is conversion – when you turn completely to Him. Not just an encounter, but obedience. You turn to Him and move from God’s field to become God’s fellow workers. It should lead you to the assurance of salvation, to the deep conviction that you are saved and also to the joy of salvation, which symbolizes that you are a son and not a slave. To the faith of a son from the faith of a slave.

Today about this second blessing – I call upon our entire brethren to seek a new wave of Pentecost. Let the new wave – be it the second, third or fifth, or fiftieth, let it come to us again, as we move from faith to faith, from strength to strength, from glory to glory.

Make a new transition, beloved brothers and sisters, do not stand still, rise and step on a new step, lift your foot and stand on a new step on this ladder, because this path to heaven is a ladder. Move to the next plank, or maybe after next, but go, because it is a ladder – Peter’s ladder, Jacob’s ladder, Jesus’ ladder, the Holy Spirit’s ladder. But these are the stairs. And remember how the Angels descended and ascended along this staircase. And I call all of us to a new step up, because a new step up may not be just another small facet that will open, it may be a new portal to a change in destiny. Nobody knows, maybe beyond this step is the destiny of glory. Because on the path of humility there is the fear of the Lord, wealth, glory and life. From glory to eternal life, from wealth to glory, from humility to the fear of the Lord. These are not logical things – but they are like surprise portals. I call this upon the entire brethren today, and as this vision says, “the time of the supernatural has come.” He who has ears to hear, let him hear. Let us pray and receive this blessing!