Unwrapping The Sealed
"Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown."
In the early part of 2014, I was asked in word, “why is everyone trying to steal your light?” I didn’t know the depth of what that meant until recently.
There is worry even through faith that the buffeting of the winds will eventually succeed in snuffing out the light. The fear is that the light will no longer be seen by those lost at sea. Then something wonderful happens. You realize that if you can still see that light buried in someone who may not know he has it, then yours is still lit, and the only thing that needed to be done is that the glass protecting it needed cleaning.
Those searching for that light from the sea usually have a light of their own. Those two lights see each other; and one brings the other home. That is the purpose of the light house on the shore – to bring the lights home who cannot see the coast. I saw such a light at sea; and his cargo was beyond value.
Time grows shorter to the stage of those things which will shortly happen, that the public believes will not possibly happen. Because of this I did feel guilty to travel this past week; but at the end of the journey I was glad I made the trip. Because I saw an angel in a failing body, enduring the ravages of a host who does not know he is an angel within.
Visiting with him put much of the things with which I struggle in perspective; that is beauty of the confidence of those things we cannot see; this love nesting within us with which God created us. Every life whether they know it consciously or subconsciously is waiting for that light to burst forth from its pod within us, protected until the day that last trump sounds.
There is a destiny both before and to the other side of bringing forth; and that is helping others to understand where Christ is waiting to be formed within them.
Every question and doubt has God seen me through. Every answer bestowed before I asked for it; as dreams sent before the affliction laid out the struggle. As Daniel saw his visions answered piecemeal with each return of the angel, so I saw the whole and portion of that which God purposed in me. And though I was unprepared for the tricks of those who sought to put up a wall in a wrongful place; God saw it before their hearts conceived it.
Though the woman who travails is to bring forth, it is not she who chooses the one to whom the star is given. It is Christ Jesus himself who ordains the chosen who are sealed, including the chosen bearer of the morning star. It is not within my power nor my desire to call off the light within him. My offering was to fight for that light and take the pain from he to whom it was given.
I will not know if I have succeeded or failed until that time I will be told. All I know is that for all his suffering, I want him to have it. I want him to be rewarded. The love of Christ was revealed through him. Christ came to me through him because that is where the morning star would be.
I also know that regardless of where my book writes me; in Christ I will be close to him always.
I will fight for his innocence. I will fight for the purity of his book. I will fight for the truth in God’s Word which is that one Word with which all the law and the prophets is fulfilled.
He who withholds has been identified in the scriptures. He who is taken out of the way, and caught up to God and to his throne has been identified in the scriptures. What really did I do? I am just a light placed in a chosen vessel to identify another light in another chosen vessel. The light; the morning star had long been chosen. All of them have been and that also has been written in the scripture.
One tabernacle stands and another tabernacle falls. Which one in you is up to you. Our hearts on their own are nothing but dust without the light given by the Spirit of God. And only that Spirit can connect you to the light given to others just as Christ connected me to Michael.
I often wonder which came first. It is true that Michael the angel appears in name in the scriptures before Jesus. But it was the blood of Jesus in which is the life, for the remission of sin. They who fight for innocence, to keep the dragon from devouring it is taught the rest, through love.
"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven."
The law in ALL things is purged with blood. The blood of the lamb, which is Jesus the Christ. Jesus fulfilled all the law in one word. And now you know that word which is not in letter, but in Spirit:
Why is it that Christ needed to be confessed in Luke 12:8, John 12:42, Romans 10:9, 1 John 4:15 and Philippians 2:11? Is this not what the letter to the Romans tells us is one of these things we do to be saved; to confess the Lord Jesus is the Christ and raised from the dead?
We are asked “who will declare his generation?”
"He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth."
Jesus did not make his grave with the wicked and the rich in his death; but he was the lamb brought to the slaughter; and he was stricken for the transgressions of God’s people; and there was no deceit in his mouth. In Acts, the generation of Peter and Stephen, they name the name of Christ, which is Jesus.
"The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus."
We know from Acts 9 that Paul of Tarsus was chosen to bear “his name”. Paul is the first mentioned after the ascending of Jesus:
"Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake."
Paul is the chosen vessel unto the Lord Jesus, to “bear my name”, he said; before the Gentiles, and before the kings, AND before the children of Israel. A chosen vessel.
Paul confessed in the second letter to Timothy that everyone that nameth the name of Christ will have “this seal”:
"Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity."
Paul was also the chosen vessel which revealed the travailing in birth. In Galatians 4:19, Paul says he will “travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you”. Knowing then that which nameth the name of Christ, these words of Paul and his travailing in birth reveal the purpose of the woman in Revelation 12:1-6. She reveals the name of Christ.
The New Name
The Bible names no other as Christ but Jesus. It is what Jesus does from heaven that is foretold, yet which is most misconstrued. Many false teachers have gone out into the world to teach the teachers, to teach the people right back into the bondage of the letter. This has become the wall before the Spirit.
After the opening of the seventh seal, after the sounding of the seventh trump which is the trump of God, the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our Lord “and his Christ”:
"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."
Paul was the first chosen to bear the name after Jesus. That there should be a new name is taught not only in Revelation, but also in the prophets of the Old Testament. Jesus was the “firstborn from the dead” in Paul’s letter to the Colossians:
"And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence."
Christ is the first and the last, the beginning and the ending in Revelation 22:13. All that are given to Jesus as per his prayer in Gethsemane, John 17 are the elect. It is there that those given to Jesus are made one with him. It is the garden in which all prayers calling “Abba, Father” are made.
Jesus is that life from the foundation of the world. Jesus is the first. It is Jesus who will give he who overcomes his “new name”:
For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God."
"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name."
And it is Jesus who is the morning star.
The Morning Star
Jesus sent his angel to testify these things in the churches. Jesus, being the “first and the last” is the morning star. He is not the star made of men which they worshipped; the excellency of their strength and the desire of their eyes, but the star made without hands.
"I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."
Jesus is the bright and morning star. He is the first born from the dead. Jesus, the morning star gives the morning star to he who overcomes.
"And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star."
Jesus gives the morning star to he who overcomes. Jesus also writes upon him Jesus’ “new name”.
"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name."
Jesus also writes upon he who overcomes “The name of my God” and “the city of my God which is new Jerusalem. All these are written upon he who overcomes, which is he who is given the morning star by Jesus, the firstborn from the dead.
When the “son of man” returns in his glory:
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
The Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God. He who overcomes will be one with Jesus as Jesus is one with the Father; of this request did he pray in the Garden of Gethsemane the night he cried “Abba, Father”.
The archangel is named in the book of Jude. He is also named in the book of Revelation and he is named in the book of Daniel; wherein the prophecies Jesus told us to “understand” are written.
It is Michael who overcomes. It is Michael who’s sanctuary is cleansed after being polluted and taken down. It is Michael who is the sanctuary of strength.
It is Michael who is the prince of the covenant. It is Michael who stands at a time of trouble like no other in any nation, and it is Michael who stands when all God’s people are delivered.
It is Michael who blows the trump of God and shouts with the voice of the archangel. It is Michael who is given the morning star, and it is Michael whom upon Jesus’ new name is written; because Christ is all and IN all, Colossians 3:11.
Michael is he who bears the name of Christ, and his star, and his throne.
We know this to be true, because it is written in the books of him. We also know just as Jesus had told his disciples, that the world hated him, because they hated Jesus first.
The deceivers know that the Spirit of Christ will be made manifest in the son of man. They will use this vessel while it is still polluted. This is why Jesus warned us of the deception in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21.
"And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them."
Men were put to death for confessing that Jesus is the Christ. What will then happen when he is confessed in this generation?
"Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Michael never said "I am Christ". Neither did Jesus. That is given to another to confess to the world, through the Spirit of God. Jesus is first named Christ in the scriptures in Matthew 1:1-16. It is Peter who first confesses him with his mouth in Matthew 16:16-20
Jesus said to Peter when he confessed to Jesus he knew who he was, “tell no man”, because God the Father reveals it. Then upon receiving the Holy Ghost, which was after Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to them, ascended into heaven, those disciples confessed Christ.
The second letter of Timothy reveals the purpose of those that are sealed – the 144,000 spoken of in Revelation 7; and those are they who have the name of his Father written on their foreheads in Revelation 14:1 and in Revelation 22:4.
In Revelation 22:4 it tells us that they shall see his face, and his name will be written in their foreheads. In 1 John 3:2, Paul tells us that they will “see him as he is”.
"Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
The sealed, the 144,000 are those that name the name of Christ, just as Peter did, just as Paul did and was a chosen vessel by Christ to bear that name.
An interesting entry in a letter to the Romans, Paul says something about preaching the gospel and where Christ was named:
"Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand."
Paul did not preach where Christ was named, so that he would not build upon another man’s foundation. The meaning of this also comes from Paul’s letter to the Galatians during which he “travails” in birth until Christ is formed in them. For if one of them knew the name of Christ without hearing Paul’s teaching, Christ would be formed in that man and Paul would be encroaching on God’s purpose in that man.
Jesus is the morning star; and Jesus gives the morning star. Jesus gives the rod of Iron to break asunder the vessels of the potter as Jesus said his Father gave him. Jesus will write upon him the name of his God, the name of the city of his God, and will write upon him “my new name”. And he will go no more out of the temple of God. That is heaven.
Jesus warned them not to love or seek the admiration of men, and that the “flesh profiteth nothing”:
"And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven."
It is indeed a fearful thing to fall into the hands of God. And yet the strength is in the truth; and the life is in the Love of God. If we can hold onto that through tribulation, the sons of God are gathered.
Peter declared, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” in Matthew 16:16. Yet in the book of Job there was more sons of God and they were called “morning stars”. How is this possible if Jesus is the only one?
"For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings."
The captain of their salvation is the firstborn from the dead, the only begotten son of God; the only conceived by the Holy Ghost. Jesus is “the first and the last”.
The sons of god are also the morning stars. We know Jesus himself was hated and that the leaders of the Jews accused him, asking Jesus if he was “the Christ, the son of God”.
"And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God."
These were the high priests of men, not of God. These were inhabited by the “Ghost of Jealousy” not the Holy Ghost.
The high priests of the Jews propelled “Mystery Babylon” generation after generation since Jesus was glorified, continuing to shut up the “kingdom of heaven from men”. They sought to make their own “star” and put their “prince” on the throne and “above the stars of God”. It is written of their plan and their conspiracy right in the scripture. The “morning star” is the “excellency of their strength; the desire of their eyes” and they want the place of God to decide who receives it. “Iniquity” was found in them and they care not for love, but only to enslave, use and destroy as they desire. But Jesus cleared the temple and “turned the tables”.
Through him all the sons of God have been given life, from the foundation of the world. So he is indeed by whom are all things and for whom are all things. Do we also believe on his name when Jesus gives he who overcomes his new one?
Who shall declare his generation?
If Jesus is the first and the last; and there were sons of God before Jesus was revealed to Mary, will there be a “son of man” after Jesus ascends and rules in his Kingdom? The scriptures say yes. The words of Jesus say the son of man will return. It will be the last time a son of man will bear his name.
If this is “really it, the final curtain call” and Michael is the one standing when all God’s people are delivered, then there should be no halting at declaring his generation, because the scriptures reveal that too.
The Sons of God
Why do they call him “the Lord of Hosts”? Because in Him is life, and the life is the light of men.
"When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?"
The morning stars are the sons of God. Adam was a son of God before he fell to the serpent;
The sons of God are spoken of in the Old Testament and the New Testament. The sons of God in Genesis 6 left their first habitation described in the book of Jude. In the Garden of God, first Eve took of the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil” and then Eve gave unto Adam. Knowledge independent of (in disobedience of) the blessing of God.
In the book of John we are shown how Jesus, the first born from the dead, saves those who receive him:
"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:"
As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God:
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."
The creature, through no fault of his own was made subject to vanity by the same who subjected the same in hope; they wait for the manifestation of the sons of God.
"For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God."
In the midst of a crooked and perverse nation also made crooked which none could make straight except Christ Jesus are the sons of God.
"That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;"
The scattered remnant in bondage of the flesh; the angel goes before them to show them where they ought to go, yet Jesus after Moses’ time makes straight every crooked way, to prepare a place for us.
Many of the sons of God had souls that were not upright in them, as the prophet Habukkuk wrote, yet the just shall live by his faith. This describes Moses who did not enter the promised land, and David who committed adultery and tried to hide it through murder. None of the prophets were perfect except Jesus. None of the sons of God were perfect except Jesus, the “captain of their salvation”.
We are saved by grace, not through works. Faith cultivates the seed and it is works through which the Love of God is witnessed to others. That is how those who don’t know they are already dead get to see God and reach for life, through you.
When God says yes, no one can say no – not even Jonah; not even David and not even Noah or Moses or Jeremiah.
Paul murdered the believers in Christ. He also fits the description in Habukkuk 2:4 yet Jesus called him “a chosen vessel unto me to bear my name”. Who by Jesus is qualified to serve the morning star to his chosen?
Who is qualified to deny the person to whom it is given? The world’s servants will never profess him because they do not know him. John wrote:
"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not."
Following this John wrote that the sons of God will “see him as he is”.
"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."
We were told that there would be no one else like him ever again. This is it. Jesus gave the morning star to he who shall overcome; and wrote upon that one his new name. As the bright and morning star, Jesus also warned of the works of the flesh to come first in Matthew 24. He warned us to pay attention to the prophecies of Daniel concerning the polluting of the sanctuary and he who will stand when the sanctuary is cleansed; and in 2 Thessalonians 2, Paul wrote them that the man of sin would first be revealed when he that letteth is taken out of the way.
That the man of sin will be revealed first in the same vessel in which Christ will bring forth the curse is not a common teaching. It is the elect for which the book of remembrance was written, and it is the elect who will suffer for his name’s sake, just as the man child has suffered for the bearing of his name.
That man child is taken out of the way and caught up to God and to his throne in Revelation 12:2-5. That man child is Michael. Perhaps you know him; and perhaps not as he is.
“I’m gonna be exactly what you want to see”, he said in a Psalms he wrote. But the glory he gave to God, because he said “It’s all been done before”, and it’s “not from me, but from God”.
He did tell us, and I’ve written here of it to you many times. He told HIStory in film and song.
He was a chosen vessel by both the prince of the covenant and the prince of this world because he is the prince of the covenant; chosen to “bear the new name”. Even though his soul was not upright in him, the just shall live by his faith.
Enduring for the Elect’s Sake
Isaiah was told to continue preaching, to reach the elect God has set aside, the seven thousand souls which would hear and understand. Paul was chosen for the same as was Jeremiah, Peter upon whom Christ Jesus would build his church, Zechariah who was slaughtered between the porch and the alter of the temple, and David who was made in secret and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. We endure for their sake. We travail until Christ be formed in them.
"Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory."
"And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will."
That is the answer to my questions, all of them; of my dreams, of my halting and of my affliction. By the grace of God he has patience that I did not. Because He loves in perfection and sent Jesus as that love in the flesh, to teach us the meaning and the revelation of that one word that fulfills all the law.
“Greater Love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends” – John 15:13.
Michael, Through Jesus you are part of me. I thank God for covering you in the womb and I believe the promise He gave me concerning you. Your endurance has already been written as has been our redemption. The curse is about to be made a blessing, and a sanctuary made desolate for a reason. I remember what fulfills it. In you will they see the salvation of our God.
I have climbed the ladder in your house. I have seen the desolate place and laid upon the ladder so those in search of you would not find me. It was your house Michael, into which they followed me. I saw Christ in your, beyond the wall of that room. I was there when the light came after the golden cord was pulled because God gave it to me to pull. I hesitated because I was unworthy, but I pulled it because of faith. And I prayed for you because I love you as Christ Jesus loves you even before I knew that is what I was written to do.
Abba, Father. Thank you for the Holy Ghost and his prayer through me, which sealed me to that love, and seared my heart to the chosen of Christ. You showed him to me as he really is and I spent these years searching the scriptures for what had already been written so that I could show others what You have shown me.
You answered my prayer to take his pain and you showed me what that meant. You answered my prayer that he be protected and you showed me where in scripture that promise was prophesied.
You have separated me from the world even as I struggled and grasped in understanding. Though You were quietly waiting for my calling to You, You never left me.
Heavenly Father of whom everything in creation is written, you have showed me Your Name, The Word of God, The one Word that fulfills all the law, The one Word which restores life in those that don’t know they are already dead, if they only seek and believe on You. I am blessed to be able to see the angels in failing flesh that do not yet know they are angels; and I am blessed to love them for who they really are.
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
All roads lead to Christ:
There is no other name under heaven given to men by which we are saved. This is true said Peter in Acts 4:12. And that name is the only way by which we come to the Father.
Of the one who overcomes who will have written upon him Christ’s new name will the sons of God name, who are made sons through Christ Jesus. It is they whom Jesus instructed to be not deceived by the prince of this world when the abomination is placed in the sanctuary. The veil of the flesh is only that; a veil. Michael is protected; the son of God inside the son of man who said “It Was All For Love”.
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