Do you know what going into the wilderness means? The answer is very simple, and it’s something all sincere Christians should have learned. It is a time of rest, of being still, of trust and obedience. It is a time of cessation of moving with the world in an attempt to survive the destructive power of the enemy. It’s a time to stop striving in the strength of the arm of the flesh. Step off the treadmill and let God fight the enemy’s power.
When the Enemy fights against you with all of his power, I will fight for you with all of My power. The Keys will be your strength, your salvation and your relief, your strong tower of protection from the raging battles.
Whilst searching for a picture for this blog, I came across a quote. It was obviously from a Christian business person. She was trying to be positive as she listed all the problems a business goes through to stay ahead of its competition. (That concept itself is not a Christian principle) Anyhow, her last crowning quote was, “If you are still in business after corona, then you can count your blessings.”
I’m going to insert a cartoon here that depicts the state of the nation, the times we are living in, and in fact are going to continue to live in until Jesus comes back (very soon!)
That picture should tell you one thing: that the enemy is not going to stop destroying you, me or anyone else. It should tell you that these walls you keep running into are put there for a purpose.
Yes, I know that life is full of problems and they are there to teach us to overcome, to make us strong…I don’t believe that tripe that the world can teach you how to be a fighter. The world teaches you how to be the strongest in the jungle; that Christian businesswoman’s concept is skewed. God’s Word admonishes us to come out of the world, not to stay ahead of the competition.
I wonder how many brick walls the world has to hit before people begin to take Jesus’ advice and discern the signs of the times. Many more –I’ll wager, and it won’t be until the vehicle they’re traveling in is a complete wreck before they’ll just have to say “uncle”. And we certainly should know by now who the “uncle” of this world is !?!?
The first thing you have to do before entering the “wilderness” (Revelation 12:6,14) is to park your car, and your life in the world. Sit down and hear from Jesus about the predicament you are in. You need to listen quietly to what He has to say.
Now, from that point on, I step out of the picture because I have no idea what He’s going to tell you or how He plans to get you through the next three and a half years.
Oh yes, I do believe we are on the *“rum run”, times, time and the dividing of time, 1,260 days, 42 months. This blog has over 900 articles explaining why I and others believe that we have crossed the midst of the week, spoken of by Daniel the prophet in Chapter 9, so I am not going to go into the why’s and wherefore’s at this time.
Besides, it isn’t my job to convince you. You have to step out of the car, go into your “house” and very quietly and respectfully slip into your prayer closet to hear what Jesus has to say; maybe He’ll convince you. If you think that taking a little time with Jesus is going to totally disrupt your life, then you are not trusting nearly enough.
(*Rum run…a sheep shearing term…The last two hours of the last day when the job of shearing the sheep will be finished on that particular farm. When done, the farmer gives everyone a drink.)
Corona, monkey pox, chickenpox, starvation, the Mark of the Beast…don’t exist in the wilderness. They exist outside the wilderness. Oh, you may experience after-effects of having lived in the world when you first enter the wilderness, but that is because your faith is still weak. But as you go deeper in, those things will fade away right along with your past life. Yes, it takes great faith to believe what Jesus is telling us in these verses in Revelation 12: “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 to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.”
You may have noticed that I underlined they should feed her; that is because that line refers to those angels that fed Jesus when He was in the wilderness after those forty days that He fought the devil (the world). Matthew 4:10 ,11 “Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.”
The forty days are up, beloved. If you stay in the world trying to fight the Devil in his own backyard, you won’t win. He will beat you until you can’t even lift a finger, and then he’ll tag you with his already-prepared ownership registration number and you will be dragged back to your job to continue your green door existence, until Jesus comes (very, very soon) You can’t save yourself, but Jesus can.
One very interesting look at those 40 days in the wilderness.
This blog was not planned; I simply got out of bed early this morning and Jesus put the title on my mind and away He went. So what happened at this point is very miraculous, and can be nothing but Jesus showing us that we are on the right track, in the right place and most importantly in the right time. Upon reaching the part where it says 40 days, it reminded me of 40 years, so I thought to go to my calculator and subtract 40 from 2022. In the back of my mind I was thinking of the MO letter “40 Days and Nineveh will be Destroyed”(There maybe something there too?) Anyway, I was hoping for a really cool date like 1992, but instead the calculation landed on 1982. A bit disappointed, I went to my Infostore and did a search on letters published in 1982. I began looking for a title that might catch my eye and as I was scrolling the list, the Spirit simply said: “This is the one.” Without seeing the deeper meaning in the title, I opened the letter and it wasn’t until that point that the title yelled at me. It read: “Halfway To Heaven”(in the midst of the week)…Now you just have to relate the different points I’ve been sharing in this blog with not only the MO letter title that caught my eye, but most of the letter; as we read Dad’s dream it gets more and more revelatory.
In the blog I am only going to give excerpts, the whole letter is read on the PODCAST “Be Still…We Are Halfway to Heaven”.
Excerpts from HALFWAY TO HEAVEN!–It Won’t Be Long Now! #1252 23/7/82
THIS DREAM OCCURRED ON THE MORNING, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE “SIGNS FOLLOWING DREAM”, just a morning or two ago, & it was really a strange dream! Even that first dream is more understandable & seems more logical & reasonable & believable, whereas this next one is really quite strange, very unusual, & at first I could not even understand what it meant. But afterward, after I had it & woke up & was praying about it, the interpretation began to come to me & I began to understand a little more, & more of what it could mean. In a sense, they’re both about witnessing & our work for the Lord & our service to Him in these Last Days!
IN THIS NEXT DREAM IT WAS EVENING TWILIGHT, JUST BEFORE DARK, a time of day that Maria & I almost love best when we usually take our long walks together after the hot sun’s rays are somewhat down & in the cool of the evening, the same time that God used to like to walk with Adam in the Garden of Eden, in the cool of the day. (Ge.3:8) So apparently God liked the beautiful gloaming twilight also!
AND AS WE WALKED ALONG ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD, I SUDDENLY HEARD A VOICE CALLING ME FROM ABOVE SAYING: “PASTOR! PASTOR! PASTOR!”–& I was rather surprised because I didn’t know that anyone knew me there or who I was. So I looked up to see who was calling me & it appeared that we were at the foot of a rather high embankment or bluff, I would say at least 20 feet high, about as high as a two or three-story house.
ON THE TOP OF IT STOOD A LITTLE COTTAGE & before the cottage looking over the fence down upon us on the roadway below, there high above our heads stood this very tall woman, she looked like she was about ten feet tall! I looked in amazement & she motioned me to come up saying: “Come up, Pastor, I have something for you. I have some milk for you.”
SO I BEGAN TO CLIMB THE EMBANKMENT, WHICH WAS QUITE STEEP & ALMOST A LITTLE DANGEROUS. It seemed that at the top there was an overhang, like a little porch built out from her house which extended out about three or four feet over the lip of the top of the embankment, so that in order to get up onto her property you had to go through this hole in the floor of this little balcony or porch.
SO AS I GOT UP THERE & I SAW THAT THERE WAS THIS HOLE with a few things lying over it to cover it on top of it, I had to cling tight with one hand to the bank of the bluff while I moved with my right hand the objects which were covering the hole at the top so that I could try to crawl up through the hole to get into the lady’s yard & receive her gift.
I RECALL THERE WERE SEVERAL STRANGE PIECES OF WOOD & MATTING etc. that it seems were apparently thrown over the hole to cover it, either to prevent anyone from falling through or from climbing up through it. So I was having a little difficulty holding on with my left hand to the steep almost precipice while I moved these things out of the way so that I could crawl up through this hole, but I did.
IT WAS A LITTLE DIFFICULT & AS I BEGAN TO GET MY ARMS UP THROUGH THE HOLE & then my head & shoulders, & was beginning to crawl up through the hole into her yard onto this little sort of porch or balcony, she looked down at me with a benign smile & handed me this strange container of milk, shaped a lot like a big fat Aladdin’s Lamp!
BUT I WAS ONLY ABOUT HALFWAY THROUGH THE HOLE, just about up to my waist as she handed it to me, apparently to show me I didn’t need to come any further. And then as I looked into her eyes as she handed me the milk I suddenly knew that this extremely tall woman was an angel! There’s just something about the spiritual angelic communication that you just know, & I knew that she was an angel & this was something very supernatural!
SO I TOOK THE MILK & IN AWE & WONDER I THANKED HER PROFUSELY & VIRTUALLY SLID BACK DOWN THE EMBANKMENT TO THE ROAD & MARIA BELOW who was standing there gazing upward wondering what in the World was going on! I carried the milk almost as though I had something magic in my hand & I was in literal almost speechless awe of what had happened! I said to Maria, “This is just what we needed to go with our bread & cheese!”
SO HERE WE WERE WALKING ALONG HAPPILY & ALMOST MYSTIFIED BY THIS MARVELOUS EXPERIENCE WE HAD JUST HAD THROUGH THE HOLE TO HEAVEN! I think that might be a good title for this dream: “The Hole to Heaven!”–because in a sense that was literally what it was, or symbolic of such, because I had a bit of difficulty climbing up there & I had to move a few odds-&-ends of debris & covers & obstacles that were in my way to pull myself up through the hole.
OBVIOUSLY I WASN’T GOING ALL THE WAY UP TO STAY THERE, but the Angel had just let me come halfway & then handed me the milk & smiled so that I would know that it was a very miraculous supernatural thing that had occurred.
WHETHER THAT HAS ANY SIGNIFICANCE OR NOT I DON’T KNOW, EXCEPT THAT THE CONTAINER WAS VERY WHITE & VERY CLEAN & apparently this treasure that the Lord was giving me of His sincere milk of the Word from the Heavenlies was something that I had to keep very clean & pure & in a safe container & be able to carry with me to feed the hungry. It could hardly be a literal dream so it must be symbolic.
IT SEEMED TO ME THAT THE FACT THAT IT WAS THE LAST HOURS OF THE DAY, THE GLOAMING OR THE TWILIGHT, WAS SYMBOLIC OF THE HOUR IN WHICH GOD HAS GIVEN US THIS SINCERE MILK OF THE WORD. In the last hours of daylight in the last hours of this World in the Endtime just before the darkness of the darkest night it has ever experienced in the coming Tribulation, God has given us this precious milk literally from the Heavenlies!
NEVERTHELESS, I HAD TO MAKE SOME EFFORT TO CLIMB UP THERE TO GET IT, halfway through the hole, & clear away the debris in order that I might reach up & receive it by the hand of faith. It was God’s gift but I had to make an effort to get it & receive it in a struggle to push the hindrances of the Hinderer out of the way, the obstacles of the Devil aside & to climb halfway through the hole, halfway to Heaven to get it. That might be a good title too!
I WAS ONLY HALFWAY TO HEAVEN IN MANY OF MY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES, otherwise I wouldn’t be here now to tell the story if I’d taken my body along! My spirit went but my body has remained here, & that means I’ve only been halfway to Heaven in these spiritual Spirit Trips. Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this now!
SO THAT MIGHT BE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BEING HALFWAY THROUGH THE HOLE INTO THE HEAVENLIES receiving the Word from the Angel, & then climbing or sliding back down again to enjoy it with my Maria, & of course, in a sense, passing it on to all of you, the whole Family.
SO THAT SEEMS TO BE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DREAM, THAT THIS GIFT IS A MIRACULOUS SUPERNATURAL GIFT VERY PRECIOUS IN THE SIGHT OF GOD & HIS HOLY ANGELS, handed to us literally by an Angel of God from the Heavenlies! But I had to make an effort of faith on my own part, just as we have to receive the gifts of God by the effort of faith. Even salvation, we must reach forth the hand of faith to receive it; & His blessings we must obey to receive them; we must run the race to receive the crown of life; we must keep His will & His Word in order to merit His healing.
IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THIS MARVELOUS GIFT OF HIS WORD I had to struggle through that hole & push aside the obstacles & the hindrances & the debris in order to reach out with the hand of faith & receive the milk of His Word from that angelic being who made no effort to help me clear aside the debris; that was something I had to do on my own part. You have to do something yourself, you have to take the step of faith, you have to reach out the hand of faith, you have to obey God if you want to receive His blessings.