Report From The Tower
I was given a dream from the Lord on the morning of Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The particulars of the dream follow:
I found myself in a large cemetery. I was working as a supervisor in a project where we were moving a large number of tombstones and the bones that lay beneath them. Before me were a few tombstones and I knew that part of my job was keeping track of the matching of the tombstone with the body beneath, so that the grave could be relocated and the proper tombstone could be matched with its corresponding corpse.
I gave direction to disturb the soil and to my surprise, I found a great number of bodies in the ground, lying in a mass grave underneath that single tombstone. I was perplexed, as this development greatly surprised me.
I looked up and took note that most of a path of about 100 feet long and about 12 feet wide had been cleared, although I did not know who had cleared it.
I then looked further up and immediately, I knew exactly where I was, for I saw the wall of Jerusalem and the Eastern or Golden gate that had been walled in. The dream suddenly ended.
I lay in bed and prayed and pondered about this unusual dream. I knew immediately that it was from the Lord, but what exactly it portended for me or others, I could not exactly say and the Lord was not immediately forthcoming in giving me any further light or understanding, so I rose from bed and began to search scriptures, commentaries and histories for answers.
The cemetery that lies outside the Eastern gate of the City of Jerusalem was put there by Muslims. The Ottoman emperor Suleiman had that cemetery placed there. The gate had been walled up by Muslims and reopened several times by Crusaders in antiquity but it was walled up for the final time in 1541 by Suleiman, the Ottoman emperor. Jewish tradition is that the Muslims walled up the gate in an attempt to keep the Messiah from entering into the city through that gate, as Jewish tradition says he will do and Ezekiel 44:1-3 seems to prophesy rather clearly. The second tradition is that the Muslims placed a cemetery there because they believed that the Messiah would be a priest, a "Kohanim" of the tribe of Aaron, and would be prevented from even getting to the gate because He would not, or so they thought, be permitted to walk through a cemetery according to Jewish law as they understood it.
Eze 44:1 Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut. Eze 44:2 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut. Eze 44:3 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.
Psa 24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Psa 24:8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Psa 24:9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Psa 24:10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
I have sought the Lord in each of the four days since I received this dream regarding just what I was to do with it. My practice is that I place on this website everything the Lord gives me if I am certain that it is meant for me and for someone else besides me. I now realize, due to revelation that I received this morning, that this dream, this revelation and this interpretation are for a few people who are part of the remnant: a very few people I believe. The people to whom this dream and revelation are sent are involved in a great, strenuous effort right now of personal sanctification and holiness. They are endeavoring to get every last bone and dead thing out of the pathway so that the King of Glory can come in to their lives with His full glory fire anointing.
Hag 2:13 Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean. Hag 2:14 Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.
John 1:21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. John 1:22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? John 1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
Do not read this article unless you are willing to repent in Godly sorrow over all of the above and come out of the dead things that you are clinging to. This article is written with those in mind who have already come out of the harlot. They have identified her and have come out of her, realizing that they would be partakers of her plagues if they refuse to come out of her. So, if you are still "in her", you are behind the curve and need to take very quick remedial action to even begin to have ears to hear what I will say in the rest of this article.
And now...for the remnant:
Luk 3:3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; Luk 3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Luk 3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
This is the commission that was given to John, whom Jesus said was the Elijah who was to come, if we can accept it. Yet, again, Elijah is coming and has come, but the eyes of religion have not perceived it. The message that was given then is the same that we of the remnant are hearing now: PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD. It is the same now as it has always been and it is the same now as it was in antiquity. The enemies of God have attempted to keep the Messiah from coming IN and TO His church by turning His church into a corpse. Everywhere we look in Christendom, we see the mass graves of Christianity under their respective denominational or church corporation name tombstones. Mass graves with bones everywhere! Satan has inspired modern church leaders to cast up cemeteries everywhere after the order of Suleiman, the Ottoman emperor, who foolishly thought that He could prevent the Lord from coming by walling up the gate and covering his pathway with the defilement of dead men's bones. Yet, God has His remnant! Micah prophesied that His remnant in the last days would be dwelling solitarily in the woods, and so it has been. Yet, as this time closes, the King of Glory will come in and marvelous works and wonders will be done by God's remnant in the name of Jesus.
Mic 7:13 Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings. Mic 7:14 Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old. Mic 7:15 According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things.
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 appeareth? 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.
He is coming suddenly to His temple, but only to those human temples where the way has been prepared for Him to come in. He will not be stepping over any of our dead bones or carcasses on His way up the path. We are involved in an incredible effort right now to GET THE DEAD OUT. We must prepare this pathway so that it is BONE FREE. It is an either/or proposition. You can either let go of your dead things and usher in the King of Glory, or He will stop on that pathway into your heart that you have refused to clear of defilement, refuse and dead men's bones. To quote Wes King, "There is a little bit of Lazarus in all of us". This process cannot be performed by human will, by new years resolution or good intentions. It must be performed through sanctification that is performed by the Holy Spirit that results in your purity and consecration. To quote Jason Upton, "purity and victory, you cannot separate them". Yet this sanctification must be performed with your full cooperation. God cannot do it without your complete assent.
How much is expected of us?
The first three and a half chapters of Pauls first letter to the Thessalonians is not much preached today. We frequently hear the familiar "rapture" verse of chapter four, but the first three and a half chapters are gritty and not pretty. They do not at all fit with today's "comfortable Christianity" which is, in fact, another gospel. Consider these verses from chapter one:
1Th 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. 1Th 1:6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
We know from these two simple verses that the apostles and those who listened to them would have never agreed with a gospel that came with word but without power. It came with the price of much affliction.
1Th 2:5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness: 1Th 2:6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. 1Th 2:7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
These men of God paid their own way: paid for their own room and board. How strange these words seem today. Such an effort devoted to presenting the gospel placed an obligation upon the hearers: a worthy walk was required.
1Th 2:11 As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children, 1Th 2:12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
The third chapter then informed the hearers about the gritty truth: that tribulation and affliction would be coming and that we should not be surprised or moved by any present difficulty from the requirement to "walk worthy".
1Th 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow labourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith: 1Th 3:3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. 1Th 3:4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.
Finally, we reach the start of chapter four and the place where we, the remnant, find ourselves locked in battle with our greatest enemy: ourselves and our flesh.
1Th 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. 1Th 4:2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. 1Th 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 1Th 4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 1Th 4:5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: 1Th 4:6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. 1Th 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
These are some of the toughest bones to remove out of the pathway: the lust of concupiscence, which is otherwise translated as "a longing for what is forbidden". We remember that the Israelites longed for the comfort foods of Israel. The longing for those things of Egypt that we have experienced are difficult to rid ourselves of. And so, it is good that we have reached the place in our sanctification where we no longer do the works we used to do as gentiles when we were without God. Yet, we must continue on so that we have starved out and put to death even the strong cravings and longings for the forbidden things. This can only be done through the indwelling work of the Holy Spirit. This is the every last bone removal that is going on now: this requires miraculous CHANGE and TRANSFORMATION that must be accomplished by the power of God.
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Again, it is an either/or proposition: you can have His glory or you can hold on to your dead things. We all get to choose.
Stephen L. Bening
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