Continued 5
  Interpretation: Castle of Hope and Return  of the Blessed Hope
   
by Lee Y. Maritn, Ph. D.,
©
2013
   
  In Sum
   
 
   
 

All the components of the anointing oil are for the changing of the saints' identity. That is what happened to Aaron when the oil was applied to him. He no longer was able to walk as before among his people because he was called out to be someone special, distinctive, and unique.

 
 
1 Peter 2:9-11
verse 9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
verse 10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
verse 11
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Note that the above tells us we are unique and peculiar people, a royal priesthood – kings and priests – called out of darkness to a specific work for God. Each one of us has a special identity needing the anointing oil for fulfilling our call. The oil components are the same for each of us, but our work as priests differ. We cannot walk in the anointing of someone else. This is why Moses had to caution the people not to copy the oil or put it on anyone other than a priest upon penalty of death. Otherwise it is a counterfeit anointing. We see this happening all the time today in our churches. People try to copy the anointing of someone else instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to define one's own specific oil for his own particular call.

All components of the oil are necessary for maturity and preparedness for fulfilling our call – purity, obedience, brokenness, separation, and endurance. Even though we are unique individuals, the oil containing the ingredients for becoming a bride of Christ is the same for all. If we bathe in the oil as King Jesus commanded the princess to do, then we too will be prepared for rapture. We cannot become a golden vessel of honor in the Lord's service without application of the oil. So work out your own salvation with fear and trembling [Philippians 2:12].

   
Conclusion
Holy Bible
   
 

We have learned from this message that hope makes not ashamed because the wise citizenry of Hopeland endured to the obtaining of escape from the implosion of the world. The oil of truth is necessary for holiness without which no one will see the Lord nor escape earth's ruin. Holiness makes one extremely unpopular, and darkness will try to overtake it and kill it. The world foments a lot of hostility against holiness and spiritual purity, so believers need Holy Spirit power to overcome the fiery darts of the wicked.

Hope for deliverance out of the dark through rapture incurs a lot of hostility these days. Darkness and spiritual impurity mocks righteous behavior as we saw by the hissing and prating of those outside the castle walls. They despised the people inside the castle who were conforming to biblical principles and not compromising truth. People promoting the spirit of error say that trying to be wholly pure means one is out of touch with the world and cannot reach other people for Jesus. Yes indeed, we are out of step with the world, and that is why we must bathe daily in the oil of truth and keep an extra supply on hand as did the five wise virgins. Otherwise we might succumb to deception and share in the fate of spiritual error when the world comes apart.

We saw that the first spice for the anointing oil is for purity which means separation from the world. In contrast, mega churches and even small ones are bringing activities and foreign ideologies into their midst that mediates against purity. This is a problem because all other faiths outside Christianity cannot save, and admixture with them will contaminate Christian distinctives. Without a distinctive sound, how will the unsaved know which way to go?

Defiling the Christian message by comingling with other belief systems for the purpose of unity and peace is dangerous because defilement is transferable while holiness is not.

 
 
Haggai 2:12-14
verse 12
If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No.
verse 13
Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.
verse 14
Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the Lord; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.

It is clear from the above that the Lord does not want His people fellowshipping with spiritual impurity. The reason God puts such stringent commands upon spiritual purity is because He knows that the ultimate outcome of admixture is death. Because He is a consuming fire, His purity will wipe out whatever comes into His presence that does not conform to His standard of excellence. An impure substance can become more impure, but the reverse will never happen. To meet with a pure and holy God and give Him what He wants means separation to holiness.

This is not a popular message because proponents of radical grace say that nothing can destroy our connection with God no matter how much we sin. God's love is indeed unconditional, but once we get saved He expects us to grow up and learn about the protocols of a Heavenly life style. Once saved always saved and ultimate salvation for everyone are false conclusions from spirits of error. Errors like these emanate from the hazard of a God complex, and it is a reason we desperately need to remain humbled, repentant, and trembling at God's Word [Isaiah 66:2]. A genius intellect will not protect one from falling from grace. God gives grace to the humble but resists the proud [James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5].

   
  Epilogue
   
  If there is a bottom line admonishment to this dream/vision, it is to prepare for rapture by bathing in the anointing oil of truth. King Jesus knows the hearts of men and knows that we need total submersion in His Word of Truth. Truth and righteousness are virtues of His Kingdom, while purity and holiness, obedience to the truth, brokenness from pride, separation from the world, endurance to the end are spot removers for stains on a believer's garment of righteousness. King Jesus told us through the princess that we must apply the oil ourselves. We cannot share our oil as the five foolish virgins discovered when the announcement was made that the bridegroom had arrived. That means true doctrine must be sought out by reading the Bible for yourself.
  The dream/vision clearly shows that Jesus is the hope of glory. Even though our lights shine brighter as we clean our vessels, the darkness of the world is moving so rapidly now that we who seek purity must stand together and not allow counterfeit Christianity to put out our light. Keep proclaiming the old rugged cross and its finished work as the only way to heaven. The road is getting narrower and narrower as the spirit of error increases. But God has promised to keep the candles of consecrated believers lit so they don't lose sight of the highway of holiness [Isaiah 35:8].
Old Rugged Cross
 

May this message from the Lord truly be the last one before our Blessed Hope comes. I believe it might be. Why? Because last New Year's Eve, the Shekinah Glory came down from out of heaven manifesting as a visible swirling funnel cloud before millions of people at a huge revival meeting on the other side of the world. Millions saw it and many people were miraculously healed and multitudes were harvested into the Kingdom as a result. What a sight that must have been.

Given that the appearance of the Glory happened at a revival sponsored by repentant churches of God, indicates that the manifestation occurred in the house of the Lord. This implies that God has come to personally ignite the final harvest of the world. It also intimates that He is coming to personally escort His repentant church to New Jerusalem in an upcoming imminent rapture. In short, the Glory descended as a witness to God's readiness for His Son's wedding. Does not our dream message imply the same thing? Did not King Jesus come Himself to give final instructions about what to do to be ready for rapture in this "imminent hour"?

The Shekinah Glory appearing to the Exodus generation in the old Testament has now become a type, which type signifies that God loves His people so much He wants to personally escort them home. He led the procession out of Egypt through the wilderness into the promised land Himself. He did not entrust them to an angel. Does not the Bible teach that Jesus will descend from heaven Himself, and with a shout call up His Bride to heaven in a rapture [1 Thessalonians 4:16]? No one could have known that personally escorting His people with a Glory Cloud to the promised land would become a prophetic type until today.

 

Cloud of Glory

 
Glory

The magnificent Cloud of Glory appearing as a sign at this point in time, 2013 AD, signifies that we are finally going home and going home in style – a personal escort by the Lord who loves His children deeply. What a way to go! And this message from the Lord which we have posted confirms and agrees with the spiritual inference derived from the type/antitype assessment of why the Glory Cloud manifested in the house of the Lord last New Year's Eve. Praise God, like in the exodus generation, God came personally to inspire us to get ourselves ready for King Jesus is ready to escort us home.

To God be all the glory for all things always and ever. Jeannette and I hope that these numerous memorandums from God over the past 16 years regarding preparation for rapture have helped others of like mind to stay the course and not be intimidated to change paths just because highly vocal and visible people speak contrary to the truth. It is the enemies' job to becloud truth and cause confusion among the sheep. So beloved hold fast to your confession that the Blessed Hope is coming and that right soon.

 
Your loving servants, Lee and Jeannette
   
Victory Angel
Rapture
Victory Angel
 
   
 
   
John the Evangelist on Patmos, Titian 1547
 

Credits

1.) All graphics and animation by © jlvetter 1999-2013, unless otherwise stated.

2.) He Cometh In the Clouds on Photo Bucket.com

3.) John the Evangelist painting at Christ Images

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