NOAH'S ARK AND THE COMING OF THE LORD
THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ARK
Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 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 Noe entered into the ark,
Matthew 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.
Matthew 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Matthew 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Matthew 24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
Matthew 24:47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
Matthew 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
Matthew 24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
Matthew 24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
Matthew 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
The ark of Noah is a symbolic representation of our complete UNION with Christ. It represents the complete Perfect work of redemption. Noah was a type of Christ in his generation. He was a man, God confirmed to be perfect in his generation. His family was saved by him, because he laid down his self-life to work with God. A type of Christ's death, to save a spiritual family, from the corruption and the pollution in the world. The material properties of the Ark are symbolic of the Holy divine Nature of the Eternal Being. Before we enter the Ark or this perfect spiritual union with our savior, we must take heed to the call to build this spiritual Ark in this perilous time; in Partaking of the Divine nature, from glory to glory and faith to faith.
"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust" 1Peter 1:4.
The entering into the Ark and the judgment that fell upon the ungodly in the days of Noah did not happen simultaneously. When Noah enters the Ark with his family, the ungodly never realized it, and continued in their sinful lives.
"But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be" Matthew 24:37-39.
This reveals the Mystery of the Hidden work of the LORD in HIS bride. There is a deep hidden work the LORD works, in HIS Bride in bringing them to HIS rest. A work which is out of any significance, in the measurement of the wisdom of fleshy carnal men. Its vindication is not earthly but heavenly. The ultimate fruit of such a Heavenly work is the building of nine heavenly characters. These characters are: Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, and Temperance (Galatians 5v19). These nine fruits of the spirit are the Heavenly vindication of such a mighty work. This is the true Holiness and sanctification in the spirit.
THE TRANSITION FROM THE FIRST ADAM TO THE LAST ADAM (CHRIST)
"Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come" Matthew 24:40-42.
In the preceding scriptures above the Lord gave an illustration of two kind of men. There were two men in the field. One was taken, and the other left; and two men grinding the mill, one taken and the other left. Since the parable was in comparison to the days of Noah, in which the sinners were taken away by the flood, then the one taken represent the sinful nature while the one left behind the divine nature.
"For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it" Proverbs 2:21-22.
THE TWO MEN IN THE FIELD
"Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left" Matthew 24:40.
The field is a figurative representation of the world (Read Mathew 13v38). Spiritually speaking there are two men in the world. Those living under the power of the first fallen Adam, and those living under the power of the Last infallible Adam, Christ. These two Natures works within the hearts of men. The Nature of the first Adam is what dictates the works of sinful flesh while the nature of Christ within, is what brings in the divine Nature through HIS spirit within.
In the Transition from the first Adam to the Last Adam (Christ) , the LORD takes HIS faithful ones through many periods of pruning, uprooting and the destruction of the works of the First Adam within using HIS HOLY FIRE, resulting in Partaking of HIS Divine Nature. In this HE builds a spiritual Ark within. One of the men in the field is temporal and for destruction (the old Adamic flesh). The other man in the field is indestructible and so Eternal (The nature of Christ within). Until the first man (Adamic Flesh) is fully destroy within through the Holy fire of the Almighty, we are not yet fit to enter the Ark of Perfect Rest within.
"See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken (the works of Adamic flesh), as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain (The works of Christ through the Holy fire). Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire" Hebrews 12:25-29.
"Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life" Hebrews 7:16.
THE TWO WOMEN GRINDING THE MILL
"Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left" Matthew 24:21.
The two women represent the True and the false bride. The True and the False Church. The one taken represent the false bride or the false Church while the one left behind represent the True Bride or the True Church.
Both women were grinding the mill meaning they were all claiming to do the work of the Gospel. The True Bride or Church was doing the work of the Gospel under the direction of the Heavenly Husband (Christ). The False Bride or Church was doing it under the direction of her earthly husband, which is basically the Adamic-Self.
When situations like this are illustrated in the spirit, the natural temptation of the reader is always to know who is the True or false bride, or the true or false Church. My reader friend, I would honestly like you to know the Nature of the True or false bride, or the True or false Church is within all of us. Our present position is what reveals our state, not what we did yesterday. If the things we do today in the Name of the LORD today, is truly under HIS direction, and the nature influencing our behavior are controlled by the Holy Heavenly Life, in all purity and Holiness then we are a True Bride, and are Part of the True Church. On the other hand, if the things we do in the name of the LORD today are a result of our own understanding, and our behaviors are controlled by the Adamic selfish nature, then we are a false Bride and part of the false church. This is it. There is no change with God. No agreement between flesh and spirit.
"Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth. When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it. Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life (partaking of the Divine Life), without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live. Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal. When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby. But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby. Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways" Ezekiel 33:12-20.
One of the evils in these perilous time is how spiritual concepts have replaced spiritual realities. So many books, preaching, Crusades, conferences, Christian websites etc all over the Globe, but very little or no godly heavenly Characters, are being manifested in the personal lives of so many professing Christians. The Unique Divine Nature of Christ that is to be manifested to a dying world, in most cases is just a doctrine in the Head, Soulish and void of any practical spiritual reality.
Many that Claimed to be Teachers of the Gospel are lovers of the world. They think like the world, dress like the world, are greedy like the world, and love the fashion of the world with its Vain sports and Games. Spending even two hours on a daily basis with the LORD in prayer is a waste of time; because they are occupied with many endless fleshy activities. To this people righteousness is a concept not a practical reality. The faithful Apostle Paul wrote:
"Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate" Titus 1:15-16.
THE UPWARD CALL IN THESE PERILIOUS TIMES
"And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened" Matthew 24:19-22.
The LORD faithfully warns us from the scriptures above about some negative situations we are likely to find ourselves in because of the great tribulation we will experience, before we enter HIS Kingdom in this mortal Life. The growth of many who knew the divine light will be retarded as a result of the increasing tribulations. The Cost is always High, and it takes faithfulness and a surrendered heart in our part for HIS work in us to be completed. We will look through a little about this subject from the scriptures above. We will look on what HE means by saying:
1. Woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
2. But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
THE DANGER OF BEING WITH A CHILD IN THESE PERILIOUS TIMES
"And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!" Matthew 24:19
In the natural, it is only women who give suck to children, by breast feeding. The women here represent those that are called to be chaste virgins for Christ. The Child represents the initial Light of the Life of Christ within the Soul. These are Babes in Christ, who have imagined to have arrived to maturity. They have Ceased to grow, and like the foolish Virgins, they thought the little oil of former experience within their souls, is enough to keep them pure and blameless, in an increasing world of darkness. They are mostly blindfolded because of some gifts of the spirit, "years of serving the Lord," position within organized or unorganized Christianity, the number of converts, etc. They do not know the Child, (the life of Christ) within their souls has to grow to a full man, a Son to enter Perfect divine Peace or Rest.
Knowing Christ to them is a one way experienced, which does not go higher than the gifts realm. Those enlightened are always amazed with the childish complacency of these lukewarm children, when they read the words of the Faithful charismatic Apostle... "That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death" Philippians 3:10.
The LORD faithfully warns us here that lukewarmness and complacency are a sure sign of the rampant backslidden and fallen away condition of many professing Christians today.
"But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day" Matthew 24:20
In the Natural a flight can be the motion of an object in or through a medium, especially through the earth's atmosphere or through space.
In the spiritual it can be an upward call, to meet the LORD in a spiritual dimension independent of any created thing.
"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," (this is an eternal union) 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.
Such a Divine union cannot be affected by any other power in the heavens, on Earth, or under the earth. The air, speaks of the invincible realms in the heavenliest. The Natural eye does not see the air, so also is this spiritual Flight. When the air blows our natural bodies, we feel it, but do not see it. The spiritual flight is the same. The mystery of the work of the eternal kingdom within the hearts of men cannot be seen or understood by the natural mind. The heavenly life manifested in purity and holiness is what the world can see and know truly there is some good virtue in us, which they lacked. The mystery of how this Heavenly Life works, and becomes manifested in us, to a dying world will ever remain a mystery to the Natural mind. There is a Flight we can take through our natural understanding and also a flight we can take through the Leading of the Holy Spirit.
THE DANGER OF TAKING A FLIGHT IN THE WINTER
"But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day" Matthew 24:20
In the Natural, the Winter season in some parts of the world is a period of time characterized by coldness, misery, barrenness, or death.
There is a winter season in our spiritual journey. It is a period of dryness, temptations and trials. It is indeed a challenging period. In most cases the father withdraws, all spiritual consolations within our souls. Our prayers become dry, the scriptures lifeless, we lose the joy we receive in communion with our Spouse and Children. Job becomes a headache, as we interact with a world control by bitterness and selfishness. Sometimes the LORD allows situations to come, that will separate us from the dearest saints we know. It is very painful but a vital period. It is of this painful period the psalmist wrote:
"He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?" Psalms 147:16-17.
The winter is for a purpose. The purpose is to reveal, our evil hidden self. We cannot hunger for more of God, if we did not see our own wretchedness and blindness. When our true self becomes revealed, with its weakness, then and only then can we seek the power of God, to keep us strong.
There is always a tragedy in the winter period. The Tragedy is to step ahead of HIM, and do things HE never ordered us to do, because of HIS seeming silence. The temptations are always there to take a Flight in the desert of trials and temptations, because Gods seems to be silent. This flight is not in the spirit but through the dictate of self.
What the LORD is telling us in this illustration is, when HE is quiet, we are supposed to patiently wait for HIM, and never to go before HIM. It will ever remain dangerous, to do the spiritual work without HIS guidance. Many have fallen away from the Faith because of taking a flight in the winter of trials and temptations.
THE DANGER OF TAKING A FLIGHT IN THE SABBATH
"But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day" Matthew 24:20.
The Sabbath of the LORD is a call to cease from our own works. That is the works we do out of self, or natural understanding. In this Sabbath rest of our LORD, our selfish nature must be surrendered, by allowing HIM to do HIS work, in us. Our Natural understanding, Zeal, Desires, and Ambition must be laid on the Altar. In this we receive the True spiritual Understanding, Zeal, Desires, and ambition.
In the Sabbath rest, we receive the Divine Peace which passes all understanding, in the midst of a hostile world. When we leave the Sabbath, by taking a flight through the dictates of self, then we will without controversy fall from the Faith. In an Era like this, in which many programs, crusades, conferences, meetings in Christendom etc are done out of the natural understanding of selfish men, the rampant falling away is not a surprise at all, to those who are enlightened.
THE CALL TO MEET THE LORD IN THESE PERILIOUS TIMES
Many of us are very familiar with the parable of the foolish and wise Virgins. This parable has a lot to speak in this age of ours. We believe the midnight cry is already blowing. "And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him" Matthew 25:6.
THE WORKS OF DARKNESS IN THE NIGHT
In the Natural, the midnight is the end of a day and the Beginning of a new day. Spiritually the Night speaks of the works of the flesh. The end of the Night speaks of the full manifestations of the works of sinful flesh. One of the signs of the end of the Night is the rapid manifestation of the works of the evil spirit of Homosexuality all over the world. The Lord told us in the Scriptures, in the end of the age, the world will enter the situation of Sodom and Gomorrah; the rapid manifestation of Fornication and homosexuality.
"Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed" Luke 17:28-30.
I will relate here, a little about what I have received, in dreams and visions concerning how evil spirits possess men and women and change their sex nature. I can only talk a little about this because sometimes the right word to express this experienced in the natural language is not quite easy.
I was given a dream about how the evil spirits that possesses men to be homosexual can work. In one of the dream I was shown boys who went to play at the river, I think it was football. As they were coming home these evil spirits possess them and change their sexual preference. They were under deep bondage, and strongly control by these evil spirits. The possession was so great, that they practiced the abominable behavior. Some of the boys, vomited after the evil behavior, but they were not at all freed from the possession.
This dream turns to a life experienced, in my room. I was awakened and the demons which were responsible for this abnormal behavior, were trying to possess me. It was so real. Even their presence, in the room came with a powerful wind of lust. When these spirits possess men, they are able to create and inject this lust, within their souls, which can even affect their genetic makeup. When these possessed boys come near men, the lust within their bodies are energies by these demons, creating a sexual desire for men with the same sex. It was so real and practical. I have experienced this kind of dreams, maybe more than ten times. What amazed me was, why did they get the possession from the river? I believe there are a lot of evil spirits in the waters. I can recall from the scriptures, when the LORD called evil spirits, out from a possess man, in his days in Israel, they entered the pigs and lead them in to the river. I have experienced dreams and vision of evil spirits in the rivers. This is why I strongly believe, many young people today get this evil possession from the beaches. Vain practices, like picnics and sports on the beaches are a common practice among so called "Christian" youths. Every Homosexual, Gay or Lesbian is possessed by evil spirits. He or She like the fornicator, adultery, murderer, thief, liar, etc. will drop in the fire of hell except He/she repent.
Any Homosexual can easily be liberated from the possession if He/ She cry to the LORD for deliverance. Homosexuality is part of the works of the devil which Christ came to destroy.
"He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil" 1 John 3:8.
THE WORKS OF THE LIGHT IN THE DAY
"But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ" 1 Thessalonians 5:4-9.
As the works of the evil night of darkness are reaching the climax among the fallen adamic race, the day star of Christ's revelation is shining afresh in the hearts of HIS elect. There is a hunger to enter the ark of Perfect rest in many of the Saints, all over the world. They are a dispersed people. Most of them cannot be found in organized Christianity and so remain obscure.
The midnight cry is to meet the Bridegroom (Christ) face to face. The meeting of the bridegroom (Christ) is far more than seeing HIM in a dream or vision. This seeing has to do with possessing the full divine nature; the inheritance in perfection.
"For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known" 1 Corinthians 13:9-12.
"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. 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. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure" 1 John 3:1-3.
"As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness" Psalms 17:15.
"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord" 2 Corinthians 3:18.
When we see more of the rotten works of the sinful night of darkness in the hearts of men than the light or face of Christ, we are sure to fall from the faith.
"Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth (their hearts failed because they concentrated to know more about the works of evil in the children of darkness than the Light and glory of Christ): for the powers of heaven shall be shaken" Luke 21:26.
The only hope in these perilous times is to behold the face and glory of Christ through daily communion from glory to glory and faith to faith.
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