Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus, Head of the Glorious Church. Autumn is upon us, and the world is sinking into greater darkness. This month there is always a celebration of that darkness, and more people than ever this year will participate, including the Church.
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on you. —Isaiah 60:2 AMPC
I used this Scripture last month and feel it needs to be seen again. God created us in His likeness, which included a free will. Even though His glory, the greatest attribute of heaven, shall arise upon His people, His people can choose to operate in darkness instead of glory.
It is all about love. God loves us so much that He gave us His Son Jesus (John 3:16). He also loves us so much that He is willing to clothe us in the same glory of Jesus. The Father’s greatest desire for His creation, man, is to see him again clothed in glory as Adam was created—fully restored!
Our actions and flesh keep us from striving to fulfill the Father’s desire. “But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct” (1 Peter 1:15). Nothing unholy is allowed in the presence of God.
Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that consecration and holiness without which no one will [ever] see the Lord.
—Hebrews 12:14 AMPC
WOW! Do you see what I’m saying? No matter how much God desires this restoration, nothing unholy can even get close enough to see Him. I recently shared Michelle’s vision of Jesus sitting at the table alone—no one was able to get close to Him because sin cannot sit in His presence—that vision reflects this very truth.
I said it was all about love, and it is. “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19). Don’t think just because you’re a tongue talking born-again believer, that the love of darkness is not in you. This is part of the battle we fight daily (Rom. 8:13).
The sin nature is in every one of us; it is darkness. Our flesh and soul (mind, will, and emotions), and even our spirit before we are born again, war against God (Rom. 8:7). Once born again, our spirit is made new, and the “Holy” Spirit becomes one with our spirit, never leaving us nor forsaking us in the battle. He is the one who makes it all possible. “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts” (Zech. 4:6).
No man will see God without holiness, and no man may see His great provision or presence without holiness. Holiness is not a law or rule but a principle. Holy men and women of God help lead others into that lifestyle. They do not judge unto condemnation because that is up to the Father, and no one is perfect. However, they may judge actions, whether they be holy or not, and reveal to someone a better way and shine the light of the Word upon their path. However, it is totally up to the person what they choose to do: love holiness or love darkness.
But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. —I Corinthians 2:15
There is a great revival coming. Michelle had another vision on the 29th of September that I may share later. In this vision, the Lord impressed upon her that there are not enough churches to disciple the coming harvest of souls. He went on to say that there are not enough churches because the institution of the church has failed. He was not referring to the Body of Christ, but people in organized religion who are unwilling to drop their agendas to reach the magnitude of the lost. A few days later, on the front page of USA Today on October 4, 2021, it read, “Millions giving up organized religion.“
An example of the reasons for those leaving the church included: “Today’s youth are reinventing religious practices to accommodate their own lifestyle,” and “they want to relate to God in the way they want, not by following a church’s rules,” and there are others. These departing from the faith are giving in to their love of darkness and are turning from the light. The article also stated that most of those leaving are liberals and Democrats. (Now, don’t get upset with me, I didn’t write the article.)
When you have light, you can clearly see what to do. But when you decide you are going to get out of the light and operate in another area, you don’t have clear guidance on what you are doing. Even the best intentions and good works with some success can lead to greater darkness. Remember Cain? He served God his way and on his terms. He gave God an offering, and that’s good, but it was the offering he decided to give. He was still in some light because God was able to tell him, “Sin is near at the door” (Gen. 4:7). The light revealed a warning from God, which Cain ignored and went further into darkness by becoming a murder. He was cursed of the earth, and he went away out of the presences of the Lord (Gen. 4:11-16). I’m telling you that to be out of God’s presence is to be in gross darkness today.
We are living in the climax of the Church Age or the Age of Grace. There will be no gray areas in the coming days. If you are confused about what is going on or believe everything is okay, you’re in a dangerous position and could be slipping into darkness. We must run diligently to the light, which is God’s Glory. We must drop everything, and anything associated with darkness, even if it has the slightest chance of being misconstrued as darkness: “Abstain from all appearance of evil” (I Thess. 5:22).
We need to think about what we are doing—asking God if there is the slightest chance it could be related to darkness in any way. We must make every effort to be the light today (Matt. 5:14). When people see the glory of the Lord on you, they see the light. You are the Glorious Church! There is no more waiting to be the Glorious Church because the time is now! To become the Glorious Church, you must BE the Glorious Church. It is not something we are waiting on Jesus to do. He doesn’t come to make us glorious; Jesus comes because we are glorious.
This could only mean the Church’s light is dim. There is cleaning and polishing to be done. Don’t take offense if another member of the Body says something that reveals a spot you have—just get it gone. Have nothing that hinders the light within you.
There is one more Impact America Crusade we will be a part of this year, and it is the last week of this month (Oct. 23-29). We will be in Scottsburg, Indiana, being the light and glory of God. Evangelist Tim Sutton has just gotten back from Brazil, and miracles are taking place in the crusades like never before. We expect the same in Scottsburg! Pray for the rest of the needed finances and much-needed volunteers. Please also pray for deliverance for this community; drugs plague this area, and we are declaring great freedom for those oppressed.
Thank you so much for what you do for this part of Jesus’ ministry. We couldn’t do it without you, and we continue to pray for the safety, health, and prosperity of you and your family. These may be some of the darkest days, but they will be the brightest for those who will run after Jesus Christ.
Until next time, remember, Jesus is Coming soon. Come, Lord Jesus!