Continued 2
 
Intepretation: Castle of Hope and Return of the Blessed Hope
   
by Lee Y. Maritn, Ph. D.,
©
2013
 
 
The Knight Cometh
 

As we saw in the dream, the Knight defending this castle appeared on a white horse signifying that this was King Jesus [Revelation 19:11]. It appears like He was creating a staging point for rapture when He comes to gather His people. Being righteous and holy, He is demanding that His citizenry bathe themselves in the oil of truth – the oil of repentance from the spirit of error. Jesus loves His people and wants them to be ready and worthy for departure and not miss out on the grandest event of all time. So He came Himself to highlight the impending stupendous event and instruct His people what the requirements are for rapture. I'll come back to this. He blazoned through the heavens scouting for scattered sheep whose shepherds have neglected preaching prophetic doctrines of eschatology that declare we are in the final days immediately preceding the worst time in all of history [Matthew 24:21]. Many shepherds have apostatized from preaching a rapture. Yet Jesus said,

 
 
Matthew 24:21-22
verse 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
verse 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
   
 
Death on a Pale Horse by Benjamin West
   
 

Implying that Jesus lied above, false shepherds say that the church is going to take over the world and light is going to overcome the gross darkness which means there will be no need for a rapture. It is true that light will ultimately overcome the dark but not until the earth has been cleansed by a horrific fiery judgment. Thankfully, our Lord Jesus said that a person can escape the awful judgment on sin if he or she would repent and seek holiness. The prophets of doom are not persons preaching a hope of escape from tribulation but rather people who destroy one’s hope of escape, for the Bible clearly teaches that there is coming a horrendous time of tribulation in the world. Read the book of Revelation if you doubt it.

If there is no rapture as the spirit of error suggests, the inherent necessity is that the church must covenant with other faiths and initiate peace with them for the sake of safety in a death-doomed demoralized global society. As children of light, our mission is to expose the spirits of error in order to alert God's sheep to the snares of deception, especially the deception of compromising truth in order to promote a New World Order. We can encapsulate the spirit of error in the modern church by humanity's search for "proof" of faith, the holy grail of science and enlightenment. The spirit of error in the post-modern church can be epitomized by the slogan "tolerance and diversity". Both modernism and post-modernism have encouraged the Laodicean mystique of Christian lukewarmness and both devitalize the glorious gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ alone to a mere religion.

Moreover, if there is no rapture, then why did Jesus tell us to make ourselves worthy to escape from the days of vengeance of our God [Luke 21:36] and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion [Isaiah 34:8], which days are enumerated and spelled out in the book of Revelation? Jesus said that the nations would be distressed with perplexity and men's hearts would fail them for fear concerning those things that they see happening on earth [Luke 21:25,26]. Hence, Jesus' admonition to repent and bathe in the oil of truth to escape the horrifying things prophesied that are on the horizon is how born again believers make themselves worthy to escape the time of God's vengeance and wrath on sin. Apostle Paul said we should comfort one another knowing Jesus is coming to gather us before the hour of temptation arrives [1 Thessalonians 4:18; Revelation 3:10].

I cannot emphasize enough that the Lord is coming for a cleansed mature bride. The final harvest of souls being swept into the Kingdom of Light has already begun with a revival of holiness and truth in many places across the globe, but it will be short lived because the pale horse of death and hell is already running swiftly bringing darkness to the nations of the world due to the modernized New Age church's refusal to repent and separate from sin and the world. Compromising with worldly values is a big issue in post-modernism. Being on His horse in battlefield attire signifies that the Captain of the hosts of heaven is about ready to gather His beloved people away from the coming tribulation. But first they must prepare as a bride meticulously prepares for her wedding day.

   
 
Visions Are For Confirmation Of The Word
   
 

As noted, the King came in response to the princess' request for God to speak to her. Because He knows the dangers of the darkness in this day and hour, and because He knows His constituency is being enticed to change their righteous garments to be more in keeping with the raiment of the world, King Jesus came in His warrior regalia to emphasize the shortness of the time until He judges the world for its sins. Moreover, He came to let the noble citizenry of the land of the castle know what they must do to prepare for rapture and to escape the increasing wickedness which the Bible prophesies will get worse to such an extent that the endtime Antichrist ruler will make war with the saints left behind and those that will be born out of tribulation AND OVERCOME THEM [Daniel 7:21; Revelation 13:7]. That fact is the reason King Jesus appeared and promised to come rescue His faithful obedient repentant remnant from such a fate. Are your spiritual ears circumcised?

Inside the dream, King Jesus gave the princess a vision in which she saw the King ride throughout the land gathering His people with trumpet blasts. Shockingly, she saw only people who had washed their robes in the oil of truth gathered to the King implying that many were not ready. They did not comply with instructions for repentance in the Spirit oil of Truth, and thus did not hear the trumpet call. The fact that the castle occupants were all truly born again believers – those outside were counterfeit Christians – indicates that there is only a remnant of true Christians within the church who consent to the King's admonishment to bathe in the oil of truth and righteousness, the flagship attributes on the banner of the Castle of Hope.

Bathing in the oil of truth demands separation from the world. That's why the castle doors were shut and its walls built high. Wicked New Age believers outside the castle are blinded to this truth because they are intermixing with secular ideologies. Let us remember that in scripture wicked simply means to be wrong – morally wrong or religiously wrong. Hence, wickedness encompasses not only the blatantly evil and treacherous such as satanism and witchcraft, but also counterfeit holiness manifested by religious spirits and unsound doctrine such as universalism. Jesus is coming for a mature bride, not a casual believer mingling with the world and other faiths not founded upon the only foundation of Jesus.

 
  1 Corinthians 3:11
verse 11
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Comingling with the Interfaith Movement weakens Christianity's distinctive claim that there is no other way to enter heaven except through the door of Jesus [John 10:7-9]. And did we not see that the hoof of King Jesus' horse shattered the earth's crust in the second vision? When He returns, at that point the world will be under the rule of the Antichrist who will destroy the harlot church and demand worship. Because the Antichrist will have wasted the harlot [Revelation 17:16], Jesus will decimate the Antichrist's domain of earth with seven colossal bowl judgments of heavenly origin [Revelation 16:1ff]. So stand strong in your faith because we win in the end. Read the back of God's history book.

Furthermore, mixing with other faiths stains Jesus' righteous garment that He gave us. God demands our garments be spotless for His Son's wedding, and the only way to remove stains is with the Word of God. It is the Word of Truth that reveals no one will see the Lord without holiness [Hebrews 12:14], without a spotless garment [Matthew 22:12,13], and without repentance [Revelation 2:22]. Hence, spotlessness comes through repentance and walking in spiritual purity.

From the forceful instructions of the King, we can infer that He is not coming for people who have not made preparations. This vision, then, is a warning for anyone who has not yet repented and applied the oil of truth to his garment of righteousness. How does one apply this oil? Only through the Word of Truth can a person know if He is fully separated from the world and sin. Measuring your spirituality by someone else's is dangerous because they may be living in spiritual error.

The Spirit of Truth convicts through the Word, not through another's measure of truth. Filth can be transferred by physical contact with another, but holiness cannot. Holiness is an inside state of mind and cannot be shared. That is why the wise virgins could not share their oil with the foolish virgins. The ten virgin parable is a warning against unpreparedness [Matthew 25:1ff]. And this dream engenders the same notion. Preparation must be diligently sought by personal investigation concerning the will of God. Relying on televangelists and Christian leaders is risky because they themselves could be seeding untruths.

All of the visitations on this website have been messages that the bride of Christ must prepare for her rapture wedding day. This one joins in the trumpeting fervor. But the pitch and intensity of emotion in this one, both with the wicked ones pressing on the walls outside and with the princess and people of hope inside seem to give us a sense of impending trouble. In fact, the princess' proclamation to those in the land of hope was that "He is coming at this very HOUR". This means we ought to be imminently ready.

Is this "very hour" the imminent hour of midnight at which time all the virgins were awakened in Matthew chapter 25? Sadly, the foolish virgins were not prepared because they had no oil. They had not done as King Jesus warns here. They did not bathe themselves in the sanctified oil of truth before going out to meet the groom. Had they prepared beforehand with sanctified oil as the King commands in this dream, they would have known the requirement of STAYING holy by having an extra supply of Holy Spirit oil in case the bridegroom tarries, and they would not have missed the wedding.

Bathing in the oil of truth means we don't just dab a little oil on. A little dab won't do it here. Worldliness is difficult to wash off because it could mean the loss of friends, a job, or even family. But separation is the price of holiness. And the flesh is even harder to crucify. Yet bad attitudes and sinful habits can be the bane of maturity. Remember preparation takes time and it's running out. So what does one do if aware that the midnight hour is fast approaching? I suggest you forget about your own agenda and listen to the voice of preparedness, the voice of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said that ...

Belt of Truth

John 16:13-15

13... when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Read the Bible and let the oil of the Spirit convict. Whatever it says, do it [James 1:22].

   
 
Spirit of Error
   
 

The clamor of wicked people outside the castle is reminiscent of the blind evil people who groped for the door of Lot's house in Sodom the day before destruction came and took them all away. There seems to be no end to the spread of false Christianity today. To those with ears to hear, the Holy Spirit is saying that counterfeit Christianity is the ruination of this endtime dispensation calling for preparedness for the Lord's return.

The banner waving high above the castle soliciting for truth and righteousness contrasts with the spirit of error outside threatening the purity of the land of hope. The banner indicates that this castle is the property of the Lord, and indeed, without Jesus there is no hope of surviving the things looming on the horizon at the end of this age. Therefore flee lusts, separate from the world and follow after righteousness, holiness and peace, and join us inside the castle as we await our Lord's return.

So much error permeates the gospel of truth today that it is hard to know where to start pointing it out. New Age Christianity has compromised sound doctrine and has effectually made the church lukewarm to the things dear to the heart of God. God is a jealous God and will not share His glory with another.

 
 
Exodus 20:5
verse 5
...for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; ...(and keeping mercy for thousands who love me)
 
Isaiah 42:8
verse 8
I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

Given the above, how can Christians compromise truth by fellowshipping with people of other faiths? Is not this Schizophrenic worship? In 2 Corinthians 6:17-7:1, God pleads with His people to come out from among unbelievers and be separate, and then He would be a Father and a God doing miraculous things for them.

Things considered inoffensive and harmless such as yoga and AA programs, even Christian counseling aka psychoheresy have brought doctrines of demons right into the church. Many of these seemingly innocuous programs are founded upon occult activity which the Bible warns us to avoid. For instance, the foremost psychologist Carl Jung obtained his counseling techniques from a spirit guide named Philemon; Abraham Maslow devised his self-actualization methodology from a spirit guide also; and Dr. Bill founded AA's 12-step program from a wicked familiar spirit as well. This is just the tip of the iceberg of demonic doctrines comingling with Christianity.

One might ask since there is some truth in them, can they be all wrong? Unborn again people need all the help they can get, but once a person accepts Jesus as Lord, all other allegiances should be cast aside. If not, Christian distinctives that light the way to heaven are lost in the melee of mixture. The Bible has all the counseling and advice a Christian needs. In fact, research has shown that a consecrated sanctified lay Christian does as good or better in counseling people in need of help as professional psychologists. How is this possible? Because God is the Creator of all flesh and has given us a manual about how it functions. Hence, to the Word and to its testimony [Revelation 12:11]. Believers ought to go to the Word of God instead of the world in every circumstance [Isaiah 8:20].

 
Philippians 4:6
verse 6
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

The Interfaith Movement, Chrislam, the Emergent Church, etc. are promoting New Age Christianity and are eroding the purity of the gospel of Christ. There will not be a merging of faiths that will bring in peace at last because any faith that merges with Christianity defiles it. And it is the saltiness of true Christianity which is preserving the world in this dark hour of turmoil. Could these counterfeit Christian organizations produce the apostate Laodicean church?

We know how the Lord looks upon sacrifices of worship that are defiled. Read the book of Malachi and learn how the priests were bringing crippled and diseased animals as offerings to the Lord. These defective animals were loathsome to God [Malachi 1:6-10]. He is a holy and righteous God and demands absolute purity. Both Paul and Peter forewarned that it is a fearful thing to fall into apostasy by moving away from the true foundation of the church which is faith in Jesus ALONE.

Chrislam is an abuse of grace and undermines true Christianity because of its encroachment upon the purity of sound doctrine that admonishes Christians to separate from the world. Why separate? As I said before, to make a distinction. Lost people need a clear spotlight to the cross. Abuse of grace leads away from truth and ultimately winds up in antinomianism. It is extremely dangerous because of its ability to blind the eyes of the sheep, and if the sheep, how much more the lambs? Worse still, could the merger of truth with error precipitate loss of salvation?

It isn't necessary to enumerate the multitudinous inroads into spiritual impurity because the media has done a superb job of spreading these spirits of error. Moreover, sexual sin in all categories, false apostles and prophets, teachers greedy for gain, and abortions to name a few aberrations from the gospel of truth are rampant in the church. The only way a person can discern what is spiritually impure is by personal knowledge of the Word of God. Holiness begins with one's own awareness of the will of God and is consummate in a sanctified, set apart life.

There are so many stains on the garment of the Lord these days that the robe of righteousness is indeed in need of cleansing. It is no wonder that the King of Righteousness appeared to the princess admonishing her to proclaim to her citizenry that the King is about to come and that people who want to depart in the rapture must make their garment sparkling clean and bright.

 
  Revelation 19:6-8
verse 6
And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
verse 7
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made HERSELF ready.
verse 8
And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

According to the above and as this dream/vision communicates, each bride must make herself ready. No one else can do it for you. Each person must find out what stains are on his personal robe and repent by bathing in the oil of truth. Excuses for incompliance to the Word of God will not cover up stains. Neither will good intentions cover them up. The "imminent hour" demands immediate attention towards preparation of one's garment for rapture. Otherwise, you will be left behind when the King comes for His spotless bride who has made herself ready as verse 7 above states.

It is pure grace that the Father has rendered to us on earth a Dispensation of Preparedness (a little more time) for the King's wedding for which heaven has already prepared itself. The wedding supper is at hand, and all of heaven is in pre-celebration awaiting for the great day of the marriage of the Lamb as we see in the above verses.

   
 
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