Sunday, 14 July 2019

What Jesus Wants

Scripture:  Matthew 7 v 21: "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."

Matthew 25 v 20 - 21: "And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
 21  His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord."

In our personal relationship with Jesus one of our priorities is to find out what He wants from us.  Not the collective commission to preach the gospel to the lost, but our individual contribution to bringing in the harvest of souls.

We are all different and have unique talents which, if all were brought to the table, would be an awesome arsenal against the enemy.  However, people are rather private about their abilities and we don't always know what, or who, is available.  Jesus wants to change that situation.

Our Father wants all people to be saved, no matter how far or how badly they have fallen into sins, error, evil and deadly practices.  In order to reach them we have to put aside our natural objections, flash judgments, self-righteous hypocrisy and snobbery to get down to where they have sunk and start to lift them out of the mire.

Most people have seen the movie, Taken, and watched Brian Mills, played by Liam Neeson, hunt down those who kidnapped his daughter and sold her as a sex slave, using extraordinary skills, top level communications, a network of highly trained operatives, and total dedication to his task.  Against all odds he succeeded and rescued her from a fate worse than death.

This movie blew me away because it came out shortly after the Lord permitted me to share what He had started revealing to me of why we are here on Earth, far from our heavenly home, because His Bride was TAKEN hostage by Satan on her wedding day in Heaven.  Jesus chose to be the RANSOM for her, even to be substituted for her using all the resources of Heaven to do so.

As in many kidnapping dramas, tragedy strikes and the victim dies.  It happened to the Bride too.  Her spirit was shattered into a billion fragments after she had been subjected to unspeakable torment, torture, brain-washing, mind-altering false memories, and every unimaginable horror.  In His substitution for her, Jesus, the Bridegroom, had to suffer the same fate.  This all happened before the world was formed.

So watching Brian Mills go through being captured and condemned to death and surviving it to kill those evil men, and fight his way through to rescue his daughter, gave me a small sample of how Jesus was prepared to lay down His life for His Bride.

He was likewise shattered into billions of fragments.  Each fragment of Bride and Bridegroom became a soul.  The Bride became Israel, the Bridegroom became the Church, the Body of Jesus.  Each soul has been damaged by Satan.

The rescue operation is still ongoing and the Body of Christ has been resurrected and born again.  The souls have been healed and given new life.  They have spiritual gifts, skills and talents.  They have superior new communication skills, enabling individual and group rescues of captive souls.

Every day since Adam and Eve sold out to the Serpent, the battle has raged.  The events on Earth are actually a slow motion action replay of all that happened to us in Satan's clutches.  Things like the Holocaust, wars, corruption, slavery, coma, murder, addiction, rape, all occurred there first.

Jesus said these last days would be tough, worse than any time ever before.  He said it would be like the times of Noah or Lot.  Lot saw the nuclear destruction of the evil cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.  Noah saw only his family of 8 rescued from the flood that killed everything and everyone not on his Ark.

The true, invisible, born again church is now the new Ark.  All those in it will be safe.  God promised by a rainbow that He would not flood the Earth again, so that probably means it will be destroyed by fire.

Jesus wants everyone to be on the Ark.  His Body and Israel, His Bride.  She is still resisting as are many Gentiles (non-Jews).  There is rampant antisemitism all over the world, and many Arab nations refuse to acknowledge Israel's existence and want to see every Jew wiped off the planet.  Satan is determined to prevent this marriage.

So Jesus wants us to use every skill, every waking moment, every gift and talent to keep finding ways to reach the fragments that are still unaccounted for.  He is keeping up the pressure because, as science tells us, pressure turns coal into diamonds.  So will you be a lump of coal in danger of being consumed in the final fire, or are you willing to become a diamond?

The intensity of watching Brian Mills find leads to the people who kidnapped his daughter, is a guideline to how intense Jesus wants us to be in plundering Hell to populate Heaven as one well-known evangelist was fond of saying.  He gave us the example of leaving the 99 safe sheep to seek the one that had fallen into a crevice.

Jesus used extraordinary ways to bring the knowledge of what happened before the world was formed to my attention.  Running concurrently with the breaking revelation of the Bride, which took five years to download, was the amazing miracle of Karen Ann Quinlan in her long coma.  

She became famous as the first test case of switching off life support in irreversible coma and brain death.  The Supreme Court of the USA finally said yes and after the machines were silenced Karen Ann lived on.  At the same time as I was receiving input of epic proportion, which was a mere one month after I received a prophecy that God was calling me as an Intercessor....a what?.....I was told to pray for Karen.

I was busy driving in heavy traffic on a new section of highway in Johannesburg back in 1979 when all of a sudden the whole file, photos, events of Karen was downloaded into my mind.  Her coma started in 1974, just four months before I got born again.  There were no personal computers back then and download was not a word either, but its the only way to describe it.  God was doing this to me.  He was in a hurry.  

I had joined a Pentecostal church for the first time a month before all this started.  I was fresh from a Presbytarian church where none of the above could ever occur.  So within that first month God transformed me from maximum ignorance to mind-blowing revelations and talk about being thrown into the deep end!

However, I survived it through the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.  By early 1984 the Lord had formed some skilled Intercessors around me and He moved into high gear with Karen Ann.  It was the most amazing time of my life as we suddenly had direct access to her.  She was in a deep coma 12000 miles away but we could talk to her more easily than making a phone call.

We led her to Jesus and she was praying in tongues that first day.  Eventually she was ministering to us and also to other people in coma.  She would get stuck on religious divisions where we had to help her counsel people who had killed a parent.  This window to her lasted for 18 months until Jesus took her home.

On the day she died He gave me two verses for her.  She was walking and leaping and praising God!  How wonderful to know that.  And the other was, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies it abides alone, but if it dies it will bring forth much fruit.  She died in 1984 and truly there has been much fruit every day since then, where the Lord has used the things He taught us in that time, to be able to speak to people who are unreachable any other way.

People like Brian Mill's daughter, hear from us.  Some have been rescued.  To God be the glory!  Hostages, Christians in horrible prisons like North Korea, Syria, Arab countries, hear from us.  We don't know their names but we encourage them and pray with them, and for those holding them captive.

The link between Karen and the Bride was highlighted when we discovered that Jews trying to get out of USSR, which was never more than ten in any one year, in the time we were in fellowship with Karen, 12000 came out.  And it opened that door for them to return to Israel.  Jesus is able to use our small gifts of bread and fish to minister to a multitude.  We are eternally grateful to Him.

I found out what Jesus wants from my life and I could never have done anything without Him inspiring and leading me His way.  Why me? Not sure but maybe because I never quit even when the going is tough.  The rewards are such a blessing to see.  

I want to encourage you to find out what Jesus wants you to do and be.  Then do it with all your might and you will see the victories.  Pray in your closet and He will reward you openly.  Watching Taken was like seeing how Jesus answers prayers by sending hidden people like Mills to do extraordinary things to rescue one sheep lost in a crevice.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want to do what Jesus wants me to do to rescue lost sheep.  I am open to receive spiritual gifts, and to be trained by the Holy Spirit to go the extra mile.  Give me Your intensity of purpose, Your love and whatever skills I need to get this job done to Your glory.  In Jesus' name. Amen.