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The Mystery of the Restrainer

          This is a vision I had in October of 2021. The vision was brief but answered an important question I had about the restrainer mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2. Here is the passage.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

          The two prevailing beliefs about the restrainer is that it must be either the Church or Holy Spirit. This is what the Lord showed me in this vision.

          In a time of prayer I saw this brief vision play out in front of me, it only lasted for about 15 to 20 seconds or so but it was very clear.

          I saw an angel facing away from me staring at a peculiar looking object. I was standing slightly behind the angel and to his left. He was wearing a robe that fell to his feet. The robe he wore was a brilliant color, or maybe a multi color that I am not familiar with. The robe had a thick gold band around the entire edge of it. The angel did not look to the right or left. I could only see part of the left side of his face but I could see he was intent on this object that was suspended in the air in front of him. He was bout 6 ft. tall. His gaze was fixed on this peculiar object and his expression was very serious, and very fierce.

          This object was approximately 18 inches tall, about 3 feet wide, and 4 to 6 inches thick. much like the shape of a very large domino. It was suspended in the air about 3 feet off the ground. It was rounded on the edges, tan colored, and had some inscription or stamp on it that reminded me of a wax seal stamp or a carving. It almost looked mechanical. I did not understand the inscription on the object.

          Directly behind this object, about 15 feet back, was a wall of many contorted and angry faces that I knew were demons. They were acting like racehorses in the starting gate, eager to run. There was a lot of screaming, clamoring, rage, and great noise coming from this wall of demons. The angel paid no attention to the demonic horde, only the object in front of Him.

          I then perceived that the object was some kind of seal or memorial that had to do with the number of the gentiles being fulfilled. (Romans 11:25) As I watched the angel staring intently at this object, the object began to disintegrate. First, little pieces like fine dust or sand began to fall from the object to the ground, much like sand from an hourglass. As this began to fall in more volume, the angel turned his back on it and walked quickly away. The object then collapsed completely into dust on the ground and the demonic horde came raging forth.

          That was the end of the vision.

I believe either this sand-colored seal or this angel to be the restrainer. The angel is assigned to the specific task of holding back the demonic forces and ensuring that the demonic forces are not to be unleashed during the tribulation until the number of the gentiles is complete.

          I know by the Spirit that we are currently in the time when the first bits of sand begin to fall. The number of the gentiles is almost fulfilled. We must strengthen ourselves for what is coming. We will not escape the tribulation. We must reject the lie of a pretribulation rapture. We will not be raptured before it starts as I believed for 33 years. We must strengthen ourselves for what is coming.

There are two more important visions of end times that the Lord gave me in this season that will help give some insight into end time events:

The Mystery of the Seventh Trumpet

The Mystery of the Golden Censer

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The Mystery of the Seventh Trumpet.

This is a result of several visions and prophetic experiences I had around the end of July and the beginning of August 2021. I believe this is a warning to the Body of Christ for this season. I have struggled with posting this. These visions and experiences came with strong personal correction and great encouragement from the Lord. When the discipline felt like it would overwhelm me, He would comfort me with revelations about His nature and how He loves me.

These encounters challenged my beliefs and changed some of my views entirely on many things. I pray that only His truth be revealed in this and not my ideas. Amen.

I take this seriously, and I have no agenda other than trying my best to obey the Lord and adequately steward what He has given me. I understand that the Lord uses vivid imagery to communicate and much of the time man gets the interpretation of these images wrong.

I will only relate the things He has shown me or told me and only the things I am confident I understand. There is plenty that I don’t yet understand, so please read this prayerfully and trust the Spirit of God in you.

          The seventh trumpet (the LAST trumpet) marks the beginning of the “Day of the Lord.” That Great Day is not a single day as we would understand it. I don’t know how long it is, but our involvement on the Earth is just under a year after the seventh trumpet starts to blow.

Here is a portion of what I saw play out at the trumpet blast. This came from several visions and prophetic experiences over nine days.

          The Lord showed me that the “elect” referred to in the book of Revelation are the ones chosen to be alive at this magnificent time in human history. The Elect refers to the Church and the 144000 combined. Both groups of people have the high honor of going through the greatest tribulation the world has ever seen and shining through it all, bringing God great glory. It is one of the greatest honors ever given to man. The entire Host of Heaven and the great cloud of witnesses are wide-eyed in anticipation of seeing this Revelation of Jesus Christ play out.

The Word of the Lord came to me and said:

“The greatest outpouring of my Spirit the world has ever seen will only come with great tribulation. If my people are not braced for what’s coming, they are far more likely to mishandle the anointing and be crushed by the trials.”

          Much of the Church has been praying for revival and the outpouring of the Spirit as promised in scripture. Tribulation comes with it—the greater the tribulation, the more incredible the outpouring.

          The Lord revealed to me that one of the purposes of saving the 144000 is for God’s righteous judgment on Israel and those who refused to repent before the last trumpet begins to blow.

Revelation 10:7 but that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.

This 7th trumpet blast lasts for a long, long time. We see in Revelation 10 that the trumpet blast lasts for “days.” As I stated, it lasted for months from what I could discern from the visions and images I saw. Once the last trumpet starts to blow, the Lord hardens all unbelievers like He did Pharaoh. Immediately the demons on the Earth will attach themselves to the hardened people. There will be no more “salvations” for the gentiles after that—only the saving of the 144000.

In a separate vision, the Lord showed me the mystery of “the restrainer,” which I will write about soon. The restrainer has to do with the number of the gentiles being fulfilled. The restrainer is not the Holy Spirit, nor the Church as I had been taught previously.

Just before the trumpet blast, or possibly at the same time, God marks the 144000 on their foreheads. This is not seen in their physical bodies. They are marked in the spirit realm so that all demons are acutely aware of who they are. The mark brings great terror to the demons. God does this to protect His Remnant.

The 144000 are marked but not yet saved. Demonized people will flee in terror when they get too close to one of them; at this time, all are demonized, even a large portion of the Church.

I saw crowds of demonized people watching those marked on their foreheads in terror from a distance. They kept their distance because the demons in them would not let them get too close. They didn’t understand why they were so afraid of these people, and the 144000 were also perplexed at why this was happening. In the beginning, they are not even aware they are marked. They don’t yet understand who they are because none of them have been born again yet. This goes on for what seems to be about a month and a half to two months.

          The 144000 will be devout Jewish believers that deny Christ is the Messiah. They will sincerely love God, but not according to knowledge. God’s great love and mercy toward these individuals is seemingly tangible. He takes them and marks them to protect them. The Lord told me they represent the original natural branches cut off so the gentiles could be grafted in. They will be grafted back into the olive root. The Lord told me that this is His Remnant.

         The 144000 will be tormented by only a few specific demons of confusion during the tribulation but will never be threatened with death. I perceived that Satan somehow has a unique strategy for deceiving the 144000 and will vigorously attack their minds. Somehow he can torment their thoughts without getting close to them. I could not perceive this strategy, but their torment will continue until every last one of the 144000 confesses Jesus as Lord.

Through Christ’s name alone is the only way into Heaven, and God won’t violate His word, chosen Remnant or not. They ALL must confess Jesus as Lord, and Christ’s return is held back until they all confess Him as Lord.

          The 144000 will have one of the highest places in Heaven. As soon as one of them is born again, God imparts a supernatural revelation of their identity that far surpasses anything the Church has attained in history. They will understand who they are beyond what the apostle Paul understood. They will understand mercy and grace like we never have. The Lord’s love for His Remnant is overwhelming to the 144000. They realize that they had absolutely nothing to do with their salvation. The humility this Revelation births in them is a beautiful thing yet impossible to describe. They understand that the last shall be first and realize they are the last.

          I saw that this incredible process of saving all of the 144000 Jews would take less than a year. They will continue to suffer in the great tribulation, and the Church will suffer with them. The Elect will be the “gold tried in the fire.” The 144000 will watch the Church being tried, tested, tortured, abused, and killed while going through the process I will describe now. Some of the most remarkable testimonies and God’s greatest glory will come from these last-day Saints. Some of the most privileged positions in Heaven are reserved for the Elect.

The 144000 are born again

           I was allowed to see the first man of the 144000 Jews come to believe in Jesus and give his heart to the Lord. I saw darkness physically flee as the light of God exploded in his heart. I saw the incredible burden of suffering and deception lifted from him, the light in his eyes, the expression on his face. I could tell that he was completely free. Freer than anyone I had ever known or seen. I knew that nothing could hurt or move him off his belief. He was born again, yet he did not have to walk out his salvation as we do. His carnal nature was utterly silenced, and the carnal man was crucified entirely.

His Revelation of son-ship was complete from the start. Love was perfected in him at his conversion. It was the greatest eye-opening, Ah-ha moment I have ever witnessed. It turned him into a pillar of faith and hope for all of the Church and the remainder of the 144000.

It is almost like God imparted an understanding and maturity into him. Still, at the same time, he had an air of incredible childlikeness about him. It was apparent he had complete and absolute trust in the One who just saved him. This experience is similar for every one of the 144000.

Much of their time immediately after their conversion is spent in expressions of joy, gratitude, and worship.

          Once converted, each one understands that the rest of the 144000 must be found and converted quickly. They begin to seek out others who have experienced demonized people running from them, and salvations increase rapidly.

Every one of the Remnant has this incredible, spectacular experience of awakening to new life. Each conversion is a unique and dramatic event for the individual and for all those who witness this born-again experience. The Church and the 144000 marvel at each transformation and watch with great anticipation as they see each new birth. All of Heaven echoes the celebration with an energy and enthusiasm that is marvelous to witness. Heaven and Earth celebrate every conversion like it’s the most remarkable event in the history of man because, in God’s eyes, it is.

I sit here and weep at the beauty of all this and the conviction of my own heart for taking salvation for granted. I watched my three sons being born and was privileged to experience the crazy emotions, the anticipation, and the incredible joy of each birth. As great as those moments were, they pale compared to what I saw at the conversions of the 144000. Life is to be celebrated, and we haven’t begun to understand that.

It will only take a few months from that first confession of Jesus to the final one of the 144000 to believe. The urgency of the 144000 is fueled by the Revelation of who they are in Bible prophecy and the anticipation of each conversion event. The Church will also catch the Revelation of who the 144000 are and help find the rest of the Remnant.

They begin to keep a rough head count on these incredible conversions as much as possible, which quickly becomes a hunt for the last man. They know that God will come for His Bride when the last of the 144000 is born again. The Revelation of son-ship for 144000 becomes a great encouragement to the Church and births great faith for those that are being persecuted for Christ.

I saw many prominent ministers labeled “prosperity preachers” with multiple private jets. They will be a big part of the network that tracks down and finds the last of the 144000 scattered throughout the Earth. They are a part of God’s end-time plan. God allows the deception of the so-called prosperity gospel as a part of His grand plan.

Somehow, God has this complex infrastructure prepared that we are not even aware of yet. His strategies will become evident to all very soon. During the tribulation, there will be a progressive unveiling of who God is to the world. I am talking about how He thinks, how He sees us, and a revealing of His great love that will overwhelm all that believe. It will bring hope and strength to many that are weak.

          The Lord revealed this passage to me as I write some of this.

Jeremiah 50:4 “In those days and in that time, declares the Lord, the people of Israel and the people of Judah shall come together, weeping as they come, and they shall seek the Lord their God. 

          The Seventh Trumpet blast is a physically audible sound and continues for months, driving the demonized people mad. The Elect will recognize the trumpet for what it is. It will be a sound of hope to those who have the Spirit. The sound of that continual trumpet blast strengthens the Church to walk through the fire of tribulation. I perceived that the long trumpet blast is an expression of God’s great mercy to the Bride of Christ so that she can strengthen herself to love, not her own life unto death.

The unity of the Faith will be accomplished during this time. We can only prepare for it on this side of the trumpet. It is the bride without spot or wrinkle that He is returning for. This unity empowers the Church with such strength and resolve that they become the greatest army the world has ever seen, fully clothed in God’s armor, unchangeable, unmovable. There will be many glorious deaths for the Church, and some of the most significant rewards in Heaven will be granted them.

          It is God’s great love and mercy that started this. It will be His great Love and compassion that finishes it. We are here for His good pleasure and were made for that purpose.

The world will witness the 144000 loving and serving God and hate them for it but won’t be able to kill them because of the names on their foreheads.

They will walk the Earth virtually untouchable. They can’t be killed. Some will try to kill them from a distance, but God continually brings strong delusions on the attackers, and their weapons and plans will turn against them. The hardened, demonized masses will label them as aliens, and many unbelievers will begin to worship them.

For others, every negative thing happening on the planet will be blamed on the 144000. They will stand out as a people so radically different and unique and model the royalty that we were all created to be from the beginning. The 144000 can’t be killed, so Satan pours his wrath out on the Church instead. The spirit of accusation will pour forth on the Church as Satan’s bitterness, anger, and great rage will increase in the unbelievers.

          I have seen some of the terrible things we must face, and I will not share them, but the more He shows me, the more excited I get. We can bring Him such great glory in these times, shining bright for His great name in the middle of the tribulation. This is where faith shines the brightest. I now see how blessed we are to live in these times. It is such a high honor. I welcome it with anticipation and the fear of the Lord. I know that it is only by His grace that I can see it this way.

          The Church is in a time of correction. We must all judge ourselves and allow the Holy Spirit to correct and adjust us so we can become the bride without spots or wrinkles. Somehow I understand that He is responsible for our great faith. We honestly can do nothing but cooperate and yield to the great potter. It will take great faith just to remain the clay.

          When Abraham sent his servant to find a bride for the child of promise, he showered her with gifts to prepare her to meet the bridegroom. Our Father will do the same thing with the bride of Christ. This is the outpouring we’ve been praying for all these years. It is these incredible gifts that the Father will pour out on the Church so that she shines her brightest in the darkest time in human history. The Father will get great glory, and some of the most significant rewards in Heaven will be given to those who overcome during this time. WE ARE BLESSED!!

          There are three prevailing doctrines on the rapture and when it takes place. Before these experiences, I believed in a pre-tribulation rapture for over 30 years. Not any more. God ripped that foolishness right out of me. He showed me how it was a doctrine of devils we have been deceived with to keep us from being prepared for what is coming. The Lord has confirmed everything He has shown me in His word. It is very simple. We have to make things very complicated to believe in pre-trib foolishness.

The rapture won’t happen until the last of the Remnant confesses Jesus as Lord. I believe this will happen a little less than a year after the last trumpet starts to blow, about 4.5 years into the tribulation from what He has shown me. The instant the last of the Remnant believes in Jesus, we will be caught up together with Him in the twinkling of an eye. As we disappear, the trumpet stops. This is what the Lord meant when He said the days would be shortened for the Elect’s sake. For the next 2.5 years or so, the Earth is in great darkness, awaiting the wrath of God.

People think the tribulation is the wrath of God. It is not. It is the wrath of man and the wrath of the enemy. God’s wrath only lasts for a brief moment, and we are not appointed to that.

          Satan’s final act of vengeance is to use the people left on Earth to fight the final battle against the Lord, but that will be a quick fight. Faith has already won the victory. That is all I will say about that.

In 2017 the Lord corrected me about reading too many books about the Bible. He interrupted me while I was reading a book by a famous Christian author and specifically told me to “stop eating leavened bread.” (He was referring to reading books about the Bible) He clarified that I was only to read the Bible and call no man on Earth my teacher. (Matthew 23:8-10) This is my conviction, and I am not implying this is God’s will for everyone. I have been faithful to that instruction, and I believe that simple act of obedience opened the door for some of these things to happen.

Many of the things He showed me were strategies of Satan to deceive God’s people. One of the primary ways was to flood the Earth with so much diverse teaching about the Bible that it led people to seek the instructions of men and abandon a personal, intimate relationship with the Father and study of the Bible itself. This has led us to become a Church with itchy ears.

Consider this; A slow reader can read through the Bible in 100 hours or less. This alone tells us how little we read the Bible and how much we neglect His written word. Instead, we follow the flawed teachings of men and are led down a slippery slope. That being said, I have a healthy and growing respect for the word of God, and I post this in fear of the Lord.

          The 7th trumpet is the LAST one. There will not be another.

These are some of the events that I saw transpire at the last trumpet, at least the ones that I am clear on. I believe God is preparing us for what is coming.

All experiences and revelations should be judged. Please seek the Lord for yourself on these things. I would not share this unless I believed He wanted me to. I do this with a trembling heart.

          I have shared this with leaders and ministers I respect. I have confirmation from some; others have rejected this word and me. Some wouldn’t even have a conversation with me when I reached out for help. I’m not crazy or puffed up with pride and don’t feel the need to be right about this, but I know God is right, and I am not going to argue with Him.

          If I am wrong, I want to know. If I am right, we need to strengthen ourselves for what is coming.

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