Oh my, does God ever know how to tie “loose” ends together! When I had the dream of my being in the bottom of the chimney shaft and I discovered that a chimney has an etymology of a “furnace,” the scripture of the “smoking furnace” in Genesis 15: 17-18 came to mind: “And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking FURNACE, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying: ‘Unto thy seed have I given this land.’” God has made that covenant too, with children of faith and those pieces of a heifer, a she goat, a ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon were the sacrifices that had to be made in old testament days point to us being living sacrifices, as well as our Lord. I experienced a feeling of great apprehension in my dream about what it would take to come out of that shaft, even the furnace of affliction, to become free and out in the “open.”
This word “open” came recently when in prayer I found myself saying: “Enoch: Open! Open! OPEN to me! I expect to see you.” The etymology of the word “open” is “to reveal”…. “to become manifest.” What Enoch represents is to be made known and the Bride of Christ is to be revealed,…. to become manifested in all her glory, but first, she must be totally cleansed by the FIRE. It’s true that she has already been through many fires, but THIS one is for the consuming of all her remaining flesh. Enoch’s name means “dedicated” pointing to the “Feast of Dedication,” also called “The Feast of Lights,” which is the celebration of the cleansing of the temple and the light miraculously staying lit. Oh yes, I expect to see Enoch open up to me, but not him literally or even a vision. Jesus said “I am the truth”…. and we see (understand) Him every time we embrace truth and have it (the Word) worked in us.
In like way, I am expecting the Feast of Hanukkah (dedication) to be worked in me by the Spirit,…. by the same spirit that worked in Enoch that got him translated. Might I have Enoch appear to me in a vision or a dream and might I carry on a conversation with him? Yes, just the same as people who have had visions and dreams of Jesus. Have you ever noticed that the experience recorded of Jesus being in a cloud with Moses and Elijah at the time of His transfiguration was a “vision”? In Matthew 17: 9 it says so: “Jesus charged them, saying: “Tell the VISION to no man, until the Son of man be risen from the dead.” It takes a while before we realize that we are to know no man after the flesh, not even Jesus,…. that the Kingdom is WITHIN,…. that the King is within, and that all that we read in the Bible is about the work of God to be done IN His people. Notice that it wasn’t the literal man Elijah that came forth in John the Baptist, but the “SPIRIT of Elijah,” and that same spirit, which is a part of Christ’s spirit, will be moving mightily in God’s people in these last days.
Today while I was worshiping the Lord in tongues, the words “My daystar” came in their midst. I want to point out that when God gives a word, it’s “done,” but for us it’s in the time that is coming and is now. The light in the literal temple needed “FIRE” to light it, and so do we, and when we are full of light, it will because the day star has risen in our hearts.
It wasn’t by chance that I listened to a message today by Norene Nicholls in which she stated that the purpose of fire is to set us free,…. to “loose” us. She brought out that the “dissolving” of doubts written about in Daniel 5: 12 is the “loosening” of them: “For as much is an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and showing of hard sentences, and dissolving (“LOOSENING”) of doubts, were found in Daniel.”
Is it not doubts,…. having a heart of unbelief that’s the root of all our problems? Ah, the fire is going to change that, AND look at what else it is going to do: When the three Hebrew children were cast into the FURNACE of FIRE that was heated seven times hotter, the FOURTH MAN was seen in there with them. We want Jesus to come, eh?…. We want the whole world to see Him, and oh yes, they shall.
They shall see Him in the fire, not just with us, but AS US, and not a hair on our heads shall be burned. Indeed, judgment does begin in the house of God, but in the end we’re going to be coming out of the chimney/furnace into the open, and we’ll be on top of the world! It will be more than a vision or a dream: It will be a reality,…. even ministers of flaming fire come to set the world free! THAT’S my hope and expectation.
Tell me: Is it YOURS?
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