This is a follow-up post to A Vision of Tribulation and the Rapture. I do not wish to teach anything unbiblical, nor do I want to be a stumbling block to anyone. I had no understanding of these things before the Lord showed this to me in a series of visions and revelations by His Spirit. Please read this prayerfully. I am a man, and I can make mistakes. However, I have yet to disprove any of this from scripture, but I have found many things to confirm it. I would not be posting this if I was unsure about what the Lord showed me. There are other things He has shown me I have yet to understand, but these things were made very clear to me. Trust the Spirit in you.
The Lord continues to give me details about near future events. The constant themes in all these encounters are the need for humility in the Body of Christ, the urgency to prepare for the great tribulation and a changed perspective on God Himself.
We are far too familiar with a God we barely know. The revelation of Jesus Christ to the world is at hand, and no one is ready for what is coming. Truthfully, no one will be. The mystery of the gospel is being revealed in all its manifold glory, and we are privileged to participate.
These things came to me over several days in August 2021. Here are the few things I am clear about.
I had seen glimpses in my Spirit of a huge being that was human-like but shaped a little different. He held what appeared to be a big bowling ball hanging from a thick short chain. I realized later this being was an angel. He was very thick and wide with a round muscular belly. He held the chain a few links from the end in his left hand at about waist level. With his right hand, he held up the other end of the chain with the big ball about shoulder high. He was swinging it back and forth. Thick billowing smoke poured off the big ball as he swung it back and forth.
This image kept coming back to me for days. Every time I would go to pray, I would see it for a few seconds, but it was like looking through some filter that made things blurry and nondescript. This blurry filter, combined with the thick smoke, prevented me from seeing many details. Then, the Lord told me to read over Revelation again. When I got to Chapter 8:3, my eyes were opened.
Revelation 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, 4 and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. 5 Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the Earth, and there were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.
As soon as I read this, the Lord gave me an understanding that it was this angel I saw in my vision. I then had another vision and got a clearer glimpse at this angel. This time the blurry filter was off, and I could now see everything in color and clarity.
This angel is a big fellow! I could not estimate his height reasonably because there was nothing familiar to compare it to. Still, a conservative guess would be 8 to 10 ft. tall, possibly much taller. He was thick and wide, heavily muscled, and barefoot. He was bald and had an enormous round belly corded with muscle but not shaped exactly like a man. His skin was glowing white and reflected the fire from the alter. For some reason, I noticed he didn’t have a belly button either. As soon as I thought that, I understood that a belly button is the mark of a son of man. DUH!
He was dressed only with something around his waist that looked like a bronze colored kilt with wide gold trim around the waist and bottom. It was pleated and fell just below mid-thigh. The ball and chain I was seeing was the golden censer. At first, I couldn’t see that it was gold or had a hole at the top because of all the smoke pouring off it.
The angel was standing before a long wide alter with burning coals in it, and the angel would keep leaving and returning. When he returned, he would walk behind the alter and hold up the smoking censer, and the Father would smell the smoke. I couldn’t see the Father’s face, it was somehow obscured, but I could tell what He was doing.
Somehow, I knew that the censer contained specific prayers for the last great outpouring, as we call it. Heaven calls it something else, but I have yet to discern what that is. The censer had to be filled until it gave off a specific aroma. I am not sure what smell God is looking for, but I understood that the scent also has a particular name. He kept smelling it every time the angel would bring it back, testing it, like a chef would taste a dish to see if it is just right. I knew by the Spirit that this is what is happening right now, in Heaven, as I write this. December 2021. Then I saw the future.
God smelled the censer, and it was finally pleasing to Him. He gave the big angel a command which I did not understand. The angel then stepped up to the alter and dragged the golden censer through the alter, scooping up hot coals. The censer was now on fire and was no longer smoking. It looked like it was dripping with lava.
The angel then turned and squared himself off, looking at the Earth. The view was similar to what the Earth looks like from the moon, only closer. With one big swing, the angel threw that censer at the Earth. When it hit, it exploded into many little balls of fire covering the planet. As I watched these little fireballs be distributed around the Earth, He showed me what this means.
The little fireballs from the exploded censer are specific anointings or mantles. This is not an outpouring of the Spirit as we would understand it and it is not like any “move of God” previously known. These mantles are specifically for the empowerment of the Elect. The Elect being all those alive during the great tribulation. These mantles are the lavish gifts He pours out on the bride just before she meets the Bridegroom.
God showed me that this is the same thing Abraham’s servant, Eliezer did for Rebecca before she was presented to Isaac for marraige.
There will be so many of these mantles on the Earth that not even half of them will be used or even needed during the great tribulation. It is just more of God’s extravagant love poured out for us. Many will pick up a mantle, use it for the purpose God intended, then pick up another. Some will carry many mantles. Each time a person carries a mantle, the mystery of the gospel becomes clearer to them and clearer to all they minister to. The fire from these mantles helps to reveal the mysteries of who God is. His character, His great love, His divine purpose.
God is beginning to do this with apostles and prophets worldwide right now in a measure. Still, using these mantles brings a much clearer and more precise revelation of who He is. Words can’t describe some of the things that will be revealed.
The Lord showed me that all these prayers in the golden censer are being prayed the best we know how as we are shrouded in smoke. The smoke represents deception but also represents divine mystery. The smoke keeps getting thicker and deeper. Overall, prayer gets less and less effective throughout the Earth, yet with God’s help, we somehow successfully invite Him to His own Son’s wedding. He keeps smelling the invitation (smoke from the censer) until it has the aroma He likes, and then He “RSVP’s” with the mantles. I laughed out loud and cried for joy when He showed me this.
You have heard the expression, “where there is smoke, there is fire?” The Lord showed me that much smoke means the fire is going out (much mystery). He reminded me of Isaiah 42
“A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth. 4 He will not fail nor be discouraged, Till He has established justice in the Earth; And the coastlands shall wait for His law.”
Just like I couldn’t tell what the great ball and chain was because of the smoke, the Church doesn’t know who she is because the fire is going out and she is shrouded in smoke. The gospel has been shrouded in mystery because of doctrines of men, doctrines of devils, and the preaching and teaching of a self-serving gospel. We have all been guilty to some degree. We have become an itchy-eared, divided people. Every denomination is foolishly prideful of its doctrines and practices, while thinking less of those with other beliefs. We are working against the very Peace of God that brings the unity of faith and strengthens the body of Christ.
The Church is almost entirely unaware of her blindness, but the lights are getting ready to come on!
One of the constant themes that keeps getting emphasized to me in these encounters is that none of us understand but a little piece of this great mystery. I was so broken when God began revealing to me the errors in my beliefs and the doctrines that I was taught and defended for decades. I felt like I had been deceived, and I had, by my own heart. I saw the error and arrogance in myself and the Church. At first, I despised those who taught me and held them responsible for my twisted beliefs. It turned my world upside down for a while. Then the weight of what He was showing me humbled me to tears and repentance.
I now see that the one issue God was putting His finger on was my pride and the pride of the Church. It is the unpardonable sin spoken of in Mathew 12, which we have all misunderstood. He has had his finger on that passage for years, trying to get me to see. I couldn’t see for the smoke. In these encounters with the Lord, He has given me an understanding of the unpardonable sin, which I will write and teach in detail very soon.
Unless pride is dealt with, we will not be able to function with kingdom authority on the Earth. There will be no rewards for any accomplishments for the prideful at the judgment seat of Christ. This is what He meant when He said this sin would not be forgiven in this age or the age to come.
God actively works against pride, and no matter how glorious our accomplishments for the Kingdom, if we don’t sanctify Him during those accomplishments in the sight of people, we will be lightly esteemed in His sight. This happened to Moses, preventing him from entering the promised land on Earth. It keeps us from the full authority of the Kingdom of God on Earth. Oh, we are citizens of the Kingdom and have kingdom rights, just no authority to speak of.
It hit me when the Lord showed me the mystery of the seventh trumpet. I realized how prideful I was, defending a pre-tribulation position that was a plan of Satan to render much of the Church ineffective in the great tribulation. I saw that man’s need to be “right” can make him miss righteousness altogether. I noticed that when I am conscious of the failings and sins of others, there are things in my heart that are not right.
Without humility, the smoke gets really thick! So thick that we can look into the mirror of God’s word and not be able to see ourselves clearly. Pride puts a smoke screen on the mystery of who we are in Christ.
We can no longer allow ourselves to stumble over what people are “not.” We must celebrate who God created them to be and teach them to embrace that reality. We must honor their journey and help them along the way. We can’t do it with finger pointing and blame shifting. Only loving God and people with our lives and sharing the truth of who He is will set people free, and we can’t even do that unless He helps us with it.
These are some of the things I am clear on. Time will tell if I am a false prophet or not. The time is short, so we will know soon.
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