Habitation!

Several of my friends have been telling me that the number “911” is being quickened to them these days. I think that the first thing that comes to their minds at these times is “9/11/2001,” or “Revelation 9:11,” but the Lord has shown me that through this number He is sometimes attempting to draw their attention to Amos 9:11.

Beloved, Amos 9:11 depicts for us a people who are to be FILLED with the indwelling presence and power of the Father even as Jesus was in His earthly ministry. These will be a people who will be fit for not just a visitation from God, but will be fit for His actual HABITATION. This seems to speak of the Spirit without measure being poured out, friends, and that upon a people who are yet in mortal bodies.

If what I’m now hearing in the spirit is correct (and I fully believe that it is), God is going to have a witness to His power and His authority and His love in the end of this age like nothing that has been seen since Jesus Christ walked the earth 2000 years ago. This will be a manifestation of the CORPORATE witness of Revelation 11 (the two witnesses), and are those through whom the wisdom of the cross will be powerfully demonstrated in the earth, even through these witnesses being warred against, worn down, and even seemingly shattered and destroyed by the evil one. Yes through all of that, these will emerge as victorious recipients of the Kingdom of God (even first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb) in the glorious resurrection out from all adamic death.

Are you hearing this, friends?

The Old Testament saint Daniel was given a vision for this, but it was not something that he could understand as we can today, for Daniel did not have a revelation of the cross as we have and could only process his dreams and visions by his Old Testament theology. WE though, should be able to see that the saints who are warred against and physically defeated in Daniel’s visions are ultimately the victorious ones who inherit the Kingdom of God as first-fruits of the resurrection. These blessed saints may very well be overcome physically by Satan in the end of the age, but in that overcoming they will actually overcome Satan himself. This overcoming of Satan is done by the blood of the Lamb, the word of their testimony, and because they love not their lives unto death. Let me try to explain this further …

There is a spiritual principle that I see worked out very powerfully in men when we go into the streets and alley-ways of our cities and share Christ’s unconditional love and kindness. This principle is that LOVE BREAKS SATAN’S POWER OVER MEN. Now if giving out money, or food, or helping someone find shelter for the night can shake up Satan’s kingdom (and God has confirmed that it does), then what do you think happens in the spirit realm when perhaps the highest form of love is demonstrated through men to men?

What kind of love is that?

Here … meditate on the following verse for a while, and then ask the Father just why He might soon allow for the greatest wave of Christian martyrdom that the world has even seen …

“Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)

Beloved saints, Daniel was staggered to the point of illness by the limited revelation that he was given for this very thing that I write about today. Daniel couldn’t quite process how victory could be won by the saints of God in their physical devastation. This is because Daniel understood not the wisdom and power of the cross as it is demonstrated through men to men. In a similar way, I don’t expect those who do not yet have the mind of Christ on this subject to actually embrace what is written here.

It is only for the joy set before us, and by seeing from the eternal perspective of God in Christ that we can embrace the glorious destiny that God has prepared for us, friends. May we pray then, that by God’s grace, we might not only be able to see from His perspective and embrace these things, but we will actually be able to endure such things — all the way to the glorious and victorious end of this pathway that we know as THE CROSS.