Building God’s House

Victors or victims?

GOD’S PLAN ENDS IN VICTORY

By Pieter Kirstein

God says that Jezebel through her deceptive fleshly doctrines of self preservation wants the church to miscarry and abort His end-time purpose during the time of the tribulation.

WE ARE CALLED TO OVERCOME AND THE VICTORY OF CHRIST OVER THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS SHALL BE FULFILLED AND DEMONSTRATED WITHIN AN OBEDIENT AND SUBMISSIVE PEOPLE

The saints of God shall eventually destroy the kingdom of the beast. We are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ.

God just gave me these powerful scriptures to reveal that we shall go through the tribulation judgments but we shall be preserved and protected.

This is the “ESCAPE” that Jesus spoke about in Luke 21

NOBODY CAN CHANGE OR BREAK THE TRUTH. ALL FALSE INTERPRETATION AND DOCTRINE WILL BOW IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD’S WORD

Thank God for the revelation and the counsel of the Holy Spirit.

He appeared to me 11 years ago in an open vision and said to me that He gives me the DNA revelation of scripture with which He weaves the body of Christ together.

Jesus said to me “I called you to teach because you need to learn”

According to 1 Corinthians 3 : 10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon. But let every man take heed how he builds thereupon.

11 For no other foundation can a man lay than what is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall test every man’s work of what sort it is.

14 If any man’s work abide which he has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Notice that the harvest of souls (THE PRECIOUS FRUIT OF THE EARTH) shall be gathered during the time of tribulation but God’s army shall enjoy His covenant protection. It’s God shaking the earth NOT THE DEVIL. Satan and the anti Christ are only role players. Our God is the script writer.

Zephaniah 2

1 Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;

2 Before the decree comes forth, before the day passes like the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD comes upon you, before the day of the LORD’S anger comes upon you.

3 Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who have kept his commands; seek righteousness, seek meekness: ●it may be you shall be hidden in the day of the LORD’S anger●

Isaiah 66:7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

8 Who has heard such a thing? who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? says the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? says your God.

10 Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all you that mourn for her:

11 That you may nurse, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that you may drink deeply, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.

12 For thus says the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall you nurse, you shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.

13 As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

14 And when you see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like the grass: ●and the hand of the LORD shall be known toward His servants, and His indignation toward His enemies●

15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire.

16 For by fire and by His sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

Isaiah 26:20 Come, My people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: ●hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation is past●

21 For, behold, the LORD comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her bloodshed, and shall no more cover her slain.

The same protection during the time of the tribulation judgments is spoken of in Psalm 91:4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings shall you trust: His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

5 You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday.

7 ●A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you●

8 Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, even the most High, your habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.

11 For he shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

12 They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the serpent shall you trample under feet.

14 Because He has set His love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known My name.

15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation.

Many Christians wants to flee from the reign of the anti-Christ but God’s going to give the judgment to His manifested sons and daughters to destroy the reign of the Beast kingdom for we belong to a KINGDOM that cannot be shaken.

Watch this !

Daniel 7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

26 But the court shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion(the anti-Christ),to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

(DID JESUS NOT SAY THAT THOSE WHO ENDURE UNTIL THE END SHALL BE SAVED?)

27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

CAN YOU SEE THAT BELOVED?

Now watch this in perfect agreement with the above.

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon it was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He does judge and make war.

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He himself.

13 And He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

15 And out of His mouth goes forth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

I saw Jesus through an open vision about 11 years ago sitting high up in the realm of the spirit in the heavenlies. God spoke to me to show me as a forerunner how He is going to use the kingdom sons and daughters of God during these last days. He told me that He’s going release me as a two-edged sword out of His mouth.

Now watch this!

Isaiah 49:2 And He has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand has He hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in His quiver has He hid me;

3 And said unto me, You are My servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

Isaiah 13

1 The burden concerning Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

2 Lift up a banner upon the high mountain, raise the voice unto them, wave the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.

3 I have commanded My sanctified ones, I have also called My mighty ones for My anger, even them that rejoice in My exaltation.

4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like that of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts musters the army of the battle.

5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of His indignation, to destroy the whole land.

6 Wail you; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

The only fear that shall be known by the people of God shall be the fear of the LORD falling upon our enemies.

I heard the Father declare in the most authoritive manner, “MY CREATION WILL SERVE MY PURPOSES.”

God raises up and God puts down. Satan and the anti-Christ will only serve their purpose then they shall be cast out.

Isaiah 54:16 Behold, I have created the blacksmith that blows the coals in the fire, and that brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the destroyer to destroy.

17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, says the LORD.

Let Your kingdom come O God.

Let God’s army arise.

God is the script writer and Satan is only a role player.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

The Spirit of God spoke the following through J Leland Earls

REBUILDING IN TROUBLESOME TIMES

[prophecy]

“Shall you not warn my people, says the Lord? For a sword [is coming] on the land. Yes, and a terrible scourge is on its way. Even now it comes while the people are uncon­cerned about my ways and seek to walk in the stubbornness of their own heart. Yes, I say, is it not time for the Lord to judge the earth and not pass it by any more? (Amos 7:8). I say, the time has come and judgment comes swiftly; it is com­ing! Oh my people, prepare, for it is even now at the doors. Your time is short. Oh that you would redeem the time and make your preparation! (Ephes. 5:14-18). For the Lord God of the whole earth arises to bring judgment, and to purge and cleanse the earth.

“Is it time, says God, to build your own houses and to consume yourself on your own pleasures, and yet consider not that my house lies [in ruins]? Where are those who will abandon their own pursuits and turn from their folly and give themselves to me? For my house shall be built. My people shall come forth and return to Zion with everlasting joy and singing; for that which has lain [in ruins] shall be built.

It shall be built in a time of trouble and in a time of great lamentation for the inhabitants of the world. But my people shall be joyful even in the midst of tribulation. For the power of their God shall be on them. And the joy of their God shall uphold them. Yes, even in a time of great tribulation shall my house be built. For I will have a glorious house in these last days, says the Lord. And the glory of this latter house shall outshine the glory of the former, says the Lord. For in a time of grief will my people arise to build that which has been torn down—that which has been destroyed by the hand of the enemy—because my people have turned from me to their own ways, and have not sought me after my due order. [Do you think] that I have not revealed in my word that which I desire for my house? Am I not the master builder, and have I not laid down the plans for that which I will build? Why then do you seek to build with your own plans and your own ideas, when my plan is given to you? Have I not said that you shall search and seek out that which I have given in my Word? Why will you then not seek that you might find, and ask that you might receive, and truly I will give you instruc­tions on how to build my house. I say, that which you build must be built according to my plan and purpose or it shall surely fall, says the Lord.” (end of prophecy).

[commentary]

The Lord is not speaking about some house or building of wood and stone, but rather of the spiritual “house” (temple) of God. Even as Peter says: “You also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” (I Peter 2:5). In Hebrews 3:6 we read: “But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house we are, if we hold fast the confi­dence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.” Paul says in Ephes. 2:20-22, that we are “built on the founda­tion of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone: In whom all the building [being joined] together grows into a holy temple in the Lord: In whom you also are built together for [a dwelling place] of God through the Spirit.”

But men have neglected the true house (temple) of God and have sought to build their own “houses” (denominations, organizations, groups, etc.). A picture of this is seen in the writings of Haggai the prophet. Haggai was one of the pro­phets God used to stir up the people to finish rebuilding the house (temple) of God after the return from the Babylonian captivity.

The people had begun to build, but because of opposition from without and difficulties within, the work had ceased. The house of God was then neglected for about six­teen years, during which time the people turned to their own pursuits, became interested in building their own houses, and letting the house of God remain in an unfinished state of [“ruin.”] At this time God raised up Haggai to admonish the people to once again build the house of God.

[prophecy]

“Oh my people, will you not build my house? Can I alone do that which I have decreed shall be done by my cho­sen servants, even those whom I have ordained to build it in this day? Where are those who will come forth to declare the Word of the Lord in this hour? For my house must be built. The scripture must be fulfilled. Think not that one jot or tittle shall pass away which I have spoken to be fulfilled in this age.

For did I not say that my church would be built? (Matt. 16:18). And can I return to my temple when that tem­ple lies in ruins? I say to you, you must be built together according to my will and purpose, even for a holy dwelling place for my spirit, and for an instrument of my glory in this day. Why, oh why, will not my people build according to my plan and my way, says the Lord?” (end of prophecy).

[lesson from Haggai]

Let’s listen to the admonition of Haggai the prophet, for truly his words are appropriate and relevant to the condi­tions which we find today. “Then came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying. Is it time for you [yourselves] to dwell in your paneled houses, and this house (temple) Iie [in ruins]? Now therefore thus says the Lord of Hosts; Consider your ways. You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you have not enough; you drink, but you are not fllled with drink; you clothe yourselves, but there is [no one is] warm; and he that earns wages earns wages to put it into a bag with holes. Thus says the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways … You looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when you brought home, I [blew] on it. Why? says the Lord of hosts., Because of my house that is [in ruins], and [every one of you runs] to his own house. Therefore the heaven over you [withholds the] dew, and the earth [withholds] her fruit.” (Haggai 1:1-10).

Yes people, we need to consider our ways, and realize that our ways are not His ways, and that our ways are an abomination to Him. Our failure to build the true spiritual house (temple) of God has resulted in consequences similar to those described by Haggai, except to us they are primarily spiritual rather than physical. And what are these conse­quences? We have “sown much” with all of our multiplied efforts, campaigns, drives, programs, publicity, spending of time and money with all the modern media at our disposal, yet we have “brought in little.” And much that has been brought in has been put into a bag with holes in it. In other words, it has not lasted. God has “blown” on it with His testings and provings and it has been scattered. We have looked for much and it came to little. WHY, yes WHY?” Because of my house that is [in ruins], and [every one of you runs] to his own house.” Yes, every man is interested in building up his own denomination, organization or group, and the true spiritual temple of God is not built.

How divisive and sectarian have been our ways! How selfish have been our motives! How much we have sought to build for ourselves that we might boast in that which we have done! How we have [ ] “paneled” our own organizations while the house that the Lord wants to build lies neglec­ted. When will we awaken and come to repentance? When will we quit trying to do something for God, and just be obe­dient vessels to be built together in that true spiritual house which He is erecting. Yes, we need to consider our ways!

We see a further consequence in the words of Haggai: “Therefore the heaven over you [withholds the] dew (the “lat­ter rain” is withheld), and the earth [withholds] her fruit” (the “harvest” of this age is delayed). (Haggai 1:10). We need to understand that the present move of the Spirit of God in all denominations is NOT the “latter rain” promised in God’s Word. The “latter rain” will far exceed anything we see now. The present move of the Spirit is a preliminary move of God to STIR UP the people of God and cause them to SEE that which God wants concerning His true temple, and to call out a “remnant” in preparation for the “latter rain.”

For we read that “the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel …. and the spirit of Joshua . . . and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came (out of their own houses) and did work in the house of the Lord of hosts, their God.” (Haggai 1:14). We have been “stirred up” by God’s moving in our midst. NOW is the time to have our eyes opened to SEE God’s plan for His house (church) and begin to BUILD accord­ing to His pattern.

When we see what seems to be such an insignificantly small group today who understand this vision of an end-time church filled with the glory and power of God, we may feel much like those to whom Haggai spoke these words: “Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do you see it now? Is it now in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? (Haggai 2:3). The temple which they saw being rebuilt didn’t seem like much compared to the glory of Solo­mon’s temple which had been destroyed, and which some of them remembered. Even so that which we see today doesn’t seem like very much in comparison with what we read about in the book of Acts concerning the glory and power of the early church. But hear the words of Haggai: “Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, says the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua . . . and be strong, all you people of the land, says the Lord, and work: for I am with you, says the Lord of hosts . . . my spirit remains among you: fear [ ] not . . . and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts . . . The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, says the Lord of hosts.” (Hag. 2:3-9).

[Solomon’s temple vs. Zerubbabel’s temple: type of the early vs. latter day church]

In TYPE, Solomon’s temple represents the “former house” or church of the first century, which was “filled with glory” on the day of Pentecost. Just as there were 120 disciples gathered in the upper room on the day of Pentecost, so in the type there were “a hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpet,” at the dedication of Solomon’s temple (II Chron. 5:12). As they were in one place and in one accord on the day of Pentecost, so in the TYPE we read, “It came to pass, as the trumpeter and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord . . . that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord; so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God.” (II Chron. 5:13-14). Even so, on the day of Pente­cost, the “glory of God” (the Holy Spirit) “filled” the house (people) of the Lord gathered in the upper room.

If Solomon’s temple, as the “former house,” is a type of the early church, then certainly Zerubbabel’s temple, the “latter house” of which Haggai spoke, is a TYPE of the church of these last days, which will be filled with greater glory than the “former” or early church. Yes, we can expect more of the “glory” and “power” of God in these last days than has ever been manifest before.

According to Haggai, this “glory” is to be manifest at a time when the Lord will be “shaking” all things. “And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts.” (Haggai 2:7). This “shaking” process is now going on and will grow in intensity until we see the fulfillment of Heb­rews 12:26-28, “Yet once more I shake not the earth only but also heaven.

And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that may be shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God accep­tably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consum­ing fire.” God is “shaking” the religious “heavens,” the political “heavens,” the financial “heavens.” He is shaking all the earth (organizations and systems of man); and all of these “rumblings” are the prelude to the great “earthquake” (Rev. 6:12, 11:13) which shall see the complete collapse of all that “can be shaken.” Even so our God is now arising to “shake terribly the earth.” (Isa. 1:19-21).

NOW is the time to heed the voice of the “Haggals” that the Lord is raising up to trumpet this call for a “remnant” to REBUILD the house of the Lord in these troublesome times. In the prophecy at the beginning of this article, the Lord said that His house (church) would be RE-built during a time of difficulty and tribulation.

A pattern of this is seen in the difficulties encountered by the “remnant” which returned out of Babylon to rebuild the house of the Lord.

There were many internal obstacles to overcome, as well as tremendous opposi­tion from surrounding peoples. Read the books of Ezra and Nehemiah for the details. Even so, according to this pattern, the latter-day house (church) is going to be REBUILT during times of extreme difficulty. We are now in the very incep­tion of this rebuilding.

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