Report From The Tower
As I lay in bed after a long time, the caption "Final Words" began to roll through my mind.
I opened my eyes and noticed that it was 6:07AM, and the Holy Spirit said "Ezekiel", but then, the Lord began to speak:
"As it was with the children of Israel before you who came out of Egypt but who perished in the wilderness, unable to enter the land, so shall it be with My children of this generation.
I gave this generation an unsealing and an understanding of my promises regarding the third day: refuge from trouble, the coming manchild, the greater works to come and the fulfillment of the prophecy of the feast of Tabernacles. This was a type of promised land, available for you to enter.
Yet, you have failed to enter in because of unbelief.
Most of you remained where they were in their second day, harlot churches. Many of you feared that your children would be spiritually lost without any church program. So these never even came out of their Egypt. I will bring those very children into the promised land of the third day, but you will not enter in.
Others left their churches, but did not gather to the refuge places I directed them to go to by My Spirit. They refused to gather together and chose solitary places or comfortable places.
Those few who did gather together by Me to the areas of refuge brought their second day, harlot church traditions with them, and my refuge locations were compromised.
And so, this generation shall perish in the wilderness and will not enter my land. This generation shall be trapped in the wilderness of the great tribulation, but I will save a remnant, and their children shall enter in."
After I wrote this down, I went to search out the passage from Ezekiel that the Lord had pointed to by causing me to note my time of awaking from sleep:
"7And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the Lord. 8Yet will I have a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries. And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols, and they shall lothe them selves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations. 10And they shall know that I am the Lord, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them."
POSTSCRIPT FROM OCTOBER 24, 2009
To say that this word really broke me up is probably an understatement. Should the previous example of Israel, sent into the wilderness hold up, we might have to wait another thirty eight years in order to enter into the spiritual land of the third day, with all the promises inherent in that.
Oh my Lord and my God! Might we really have to wait another thirty eight years to see a church not ruled by the Senior Pastor, but by a plurality of elders? Will we have to wait that long to see a church that is not a business; un-defiled and capable of being the type of fresh wine skin that can hold the new wine of your glory? Will we have to wait that long Lord to see a church that is capable of doing greater miracles and exploits than you have done?
I sought the Lord for three days and I was quite disconsolate during that time. I awakened with the word of the Lord to me on the morning of the 24th:
"Why are you so downcast? This is the hour of the prophet. You will wield the iron rod."
Stephen L. Bening
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