Remaining Strong Unto The End

Dear Revival-Fire Church Family & Loved Ones,

The Lord spoke this message to me back in Nov. but He did not release me to share it until now. Though this message is not given as “thus says the Lord” format, it is very “prophetic”…He wants His people to be encouraged & remain strong to the end. Part of the desire of the Lord’s heart for His people is this…that:

Eph 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Eph 1:20 Which He wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Eph 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
Eph 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Eph 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that fills all in all.

There is quite a bit of illumination for us in that desire of His for us…but much of this is missed by many…because we tend to think on things from the material, physical standpoint & not the way it was intended…spiritually. He tells us in Col 3:1-4 that SINCE we ARE risen with Christ, we are to seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. We must KEEP our affections set on things above, not on things on the earth, for He says that we ARE dead & our lives ARE hidden with Christ in God. So, when Christ, who IS our life, shall appear, then we also SHALL appear with him in glory.

The point being, that God intends that we live our lives “seated with Him in heavenly places”. As we “stand in the victory in which Christ has made us free, we will not be entangled in any yoke of bondage” (Gal. 5:1), but we will remain seated with Him in Heavenly places, which is where our real victory exists. I know that when most read this, they are thinking that this speaks of “in the sweet by & by”…but really it is speaking about here & now. NOW is when we “need” to seated in Heavenly places. NOW is when we need to make a difference in this world. God wants us to understand things on a different level…on His level. That is why it is so important that we SEEK those things that are above!

1Jo 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not.
1Jo 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

When we read this, we only see this as being when the Lord comes to get us. But, we do not have to wait until “He appears” at the “catching away” for us to “be like Him”. He wants us to be like Him NOW. That is why we MUST SEEK HIS FACE & spend time in HIS PRESENCE…for it is there that we will become LIKE HIM. For when we will become like Him, we shall SEE Him as He really is & then we will see things as He sees them. This is where the refining can come, in a way that is MORE beneficial & powerful, than by any other means.

And by that, I mean “the hard way”…learning obedience through the things that we suffer. Yes, the word tells us that Jesus learned things this way too, but we ALSO know that He spent a great portion of His life on Earth…in His Father’s presence, seeking His face. Time is quickly running out here on the earth…we are seeing things as they are swiftly being setup for the end. We, (those who are really looking) are seeing this with our own eyes, as the world is becoming just as our Lord Jesus Christ declared:

Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
Mat 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Someone might says…”well, what is wrong with ‘eating & drinking’ & ‘marrying & giving in marriage…aren’t those a part of normal life?”. Yes, but Jesus was speaking about specific people…He called them “THEY”. This “they”, as it was then, so are they today…THEY are “eating & drinking” to excess\gluttony. The truth is, the majority of the civilized world’s population are becoming “obese”. Here in the USA “obesity” is such an “epidemic” that even young children 6-8 years old are becoming obese & having heart attacks, needing open heart surgery & developing diabetes, etc. at such a young age.

The world has become wanton into “consumerism”, as people “consume” & consume & consume. More & more restaurants are “buffets”, where you can eat “all you can eat”. Consumerism & gluttony have become the norm…even the Church is coming under the influence of these things! Now a days, even pastors & ministers are getting fatter & fatter, thinking that they are “blessed & prosperous”…when God says they are living a sinful lifestyle.

The world is also becoming more & more “perverse”…people’s “morals” are falling more & more into depravity…sin is running rampant. Just as Jesus said…as it was in the days of Noah…”they” were marrying & given in marriage”. Let’s be real now…ONE major reason God destroyed the world with the Flood was because of the depravity & perverseness of man. There was no morals & “they” didn’t take care of the poor & needy…they were killing their own babies. This is same today…the “they” people of today have become so “perverse”, that “they” are beginning to “marry” animals.

Believe it or not, there is actually a perverse agenda that is also working to legalize “pedophiles” as being “normal”…not to mention all of the “gender confusion” this exists today! But, amidst all of this “confusion” Medical Experts will say that “this” is nothing but a “mental illness that needs “therapy”, but the “they” of today are pushing for laws against even “treating” it.  This is ALL just “confusion” & it is destroying the very fabric of humanity & beckoning for God’s judgment to fall upon the world. Yes, judgment IS coming…actually judgment is already here. All that we are seeing is the evidence of God’s judgment upon the confusion that is running rampant in the world. How can I say this? Well, it really isn’t me saying it at all…God is saying it:

Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Enough said! There are millions of people that do not accept what God just said in THAT passage & this is why it is important that God’s people learn to” see as He sees, so they can walk as He walks”…for as society continues to fragment & dissolve we will see Him usher in the “fullness of judgment” in these last days. Yes, He will also send GREAT revival in the days ahead…His people are going to see a great release of favor, grace, power & anointing, but much of it is not going to come as most would think. He said that “where sin abounded, grace did much MORE abound (Rom. 5:20). We will “need” this for the time ahead. But God says that revival will come as He sends His refiner’s fires to refine His people.

Mal 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
Mal 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
Mal 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
Mal 3:4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
Mal 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
Mal 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

As much as I do not like having to share this…much of this refiner’s fire will come in the form or “persecution” upon God’s people, because sadly, most of His people have not been truly establishing HIS kingdom on the Earth…they have really only been establishing their OWN. If we will truly be honest to ourselves, we will see that none of our lives are not truly His…really only parts of our lives are. Basically, we have our lives situated & structured, according to how we want them to be…they are REALLY just our own little kingdoms. For the most part, His people are not remaining seated in “heavenly places”…but are more fixed on the things that below…OF this world.

Here in the USA, the majority of the populous has for the most part turned their backs on God…in this nation & also against His nation of Israel. In time this will be the cause of the USA to be destroyed. We should all shudder in disbelief as people who claim to be “His” are beginning to “embrace” other religions, thinking that Christianity can coexist with them & inter-mingle, when they are like oil & vinegar, which will never mix. God said in 2 Cor. 6:17: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you”. So, how can Christians join hands with those who blatantly are against the faith that we hold dear!

God said that we His children, ARE the light of the world (Matt 5:14)…He said that LIGHT OVERCOMES darkness (Jn. 1:5). Many years ago, He told me that the reason the world is SO dark today, is because His people are NOT really shining HIS light…they are REALLY only shining a religious “light” of “compromise & complacent hypocrisy”.

Now is the time for His church to stop burying God’s “talents”…His church must stop hiding “His candle” under a bushel & SHINE HIS TRUE LIGHT in the present darkness. For, as things progress in the time ahead, many will lose their lives because they choose to hold on to things, the way they want them to be – many will not be willing to let go of their compromise & complacency. But even in this coming time, He will be gracious & allow those time to repent, before they fall of their own will, into their own destruction.

It has already begun…but soon we will see a great measure of people falling away. For the church for the most part, as it is today, has really just become the Laodicean church. We all know that that means & this should thrust each of us to all turn to the Lord in repentance! God will have HIS remnant in this end-time & they will accomplish His will unto the end…for the time of His appearing is soon coming & then we will “see Him” fully. But, before the “catching away” happens, there will be much destruction on the earth, as we witness the judgments written in Rev. Chapters 8 through 11. For it is then He will send His angels to gather us…at the last trumpet…the 7th blast spoken in Rev. 11:15:

Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
Rev 11:16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
Rev 11:17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
Rev 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
Rev 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

We all look forward to the day that we will finally “meet the Lord in the air”…but until then, we must continue to walk in His grace & yield to Him so we will see His glory & power released. This is what He desires us to receive from Him, day by day. We must allow Him move & direct us, in our daily steps to do what He desires & to go where ever He wants us to be. This is not just speaking about where He wants us to be in the natural, but also in the spiritual…for He wants us to be seated…in Him. We must remain strong in our faith & stand firmly in His goodness & love – unto the end, knowing that as we continue walking in the Lord with obedience, that our lives are fully hidden in Him.

Love & blessings,

Pastor Mark

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