Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “The church is dead.” [name of sermon, due to his knowing that most were not prepared [taught and trained for REAL spiritual warfare] to suffer or die for God.
Most American churches (assemblies or bodies) are dead say: Paul McGuire; Steve Quayle; Pastor David Lankford; Tom Horn; Coach Dave Daubenmire; Doug Hagmann; Joe Hagmann; Dr. Michael Lake; Daniel Duval; Rus Dizdar; Dave Hodges; Cris Putnam; Sheila Zilinsky; Frank Marzullo, Jr.; Nathan Leal; L.A. Marzulli; Daniel Holdings; and others.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge [da`ath– Knowledge; perception, skill; discernment, understanding, wisdom]. Hosea 4:6.
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 [notice this is speaking of when the lawless one is revealed]
“Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth [ALETHEIA] so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth [ALETHEIA], but took pleasure in wickedness.”
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth [alethes] in unrighteousness,
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth [alethes] in unrighteousness,
Aletheia; truth, as the unveiled reality lying at the basis of and agreeing with an appearance; the manifested, or the veritable essence of matter. The reality pertaining to an appearance. The adj: alethes also means the same thing (Romans 1:18, 25). Therefore, denotes the reality clearly lying before our eyes as opposite to a mere appearance, without reality, with three distinctive meanings: (1) Truth as opposite to falsehood, error or insincerity; (2) truth as opposite to types, emblems or shadows; and (3) integrity, rectitude of nature.
The Time of the End
1 “Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued. 2 Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 4 But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words
Of the book, in which he had wrote the visions and prophecies delivered to him: this he is bid to “shut up”, to keep it from the common and profane people, who would only burlesque it; and to keep it to himself, as a peculiar treasure committed to his care; and though it was not kept from the saints and people of God, from their reading it, yet he was not to interpret and explain it to them; it was to remain a secret until the time of its accomplishment was come, or, however, near at hand; so that this denotes the obscurity of the prophecy, and the great difficulty of understanding it; it being like a book that is shut and sealed, as follows, see ( Revelation 5:1-5 ): and seal the book, even to the time of the end; till the time comes appointed for the fulfilment of it, which shows that it reached to times at a great distance; that till these times were come, or near, it would be as a sealed book, and yet the accomplishment of it would be sure and certain, as what is sealed is: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased; that is, towards the end of the time appointed, many persons will be stirred up to inquire into these things delivered in this book, and will spare no pains or cost to get knowledge of them; will read and study the Scriptures, and meditate on them; compare one passage with another; spiritual things with spiritual, in order to obtain the mind of Christ; will peruse carefully the writings of such who have gone before them, who have attempted anything of this kind; and will go far and near to converse with persons that have any understanding of such things: and by such means, with the blessing of God upon them, the knowledge of this book of prophecy will be increased; and things will appear plainer the nearer the accomplishment of them is; and especially when accomplished, when prophecy and facts can be compared together: and not only this kind of knowledge, but knowledge of all spiritual things, of all evangelic truths and doctrines, will be abundantly enlarged at this time; and the earth will be filled and covered with it, as the sea with its waters; see ( Isaiah 11:9 ) ( Habakkuk 2:14 ).
This verse [Daniel 12:4] is a great witness to the fact that God has concealed the meaning of this book until the “time of the end”. To “shut up” means to hide, keep secret or conceal. This is a common methodology of God found throughout the Bible. God has hidden information for us to find. This information is revealed by the Spirit of God at the proper time. For some scriptures it was during the time of the Apostles and Paul when God revealed vast amounts of new revelation. But, it is also for our time based upon this verse in Daniel, that we live in right now. If you didn’t know it, we are in the time of the end, and guess what it is almost over. Many of you can look around and see how fast technology is advancing. But, the net revelation of this verse, to me speaks of both natural and spiritual things. We of course in the last 20 to 30 years can see the explosion of computers and the internet. As a result of this technology, man’s knowledge has grown astronomically. But, God not to be out done by man is also doing something new. He is revealing the Word of God like never before on a scale that is difficult to comprehend fully. I believe that if you are reading Bible commentaries that are 100 years old or older then you are reading information that has been updated and expanded so much that it sometimes doesn’t resemble the outdated theology. It doesn’t mean they were wrong, it just means God has shed more light on it and revealed a more complete meaning of the verses.
Proverbs 1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Here is a promise from the Old Testament that God said he would pour out His Spirit and by doing so, the result is a new revealing of His word to His people. I believe that this is a prophetic verse that we can take hold of and claim for ourselves today. This also reminds me of some other verses in the Bible about the harvest.
In the Last Days Knowledge Shall Increase!
Read Daniel 11:31-35 below, with emphasis on verse 32 that includes the words, “know” and “strong” that follows the verse stating these people will take action (and not be passive—passivity leads to captivity; and captivity leads to death). Later, I will ask you to look at the words “insight” and “understanding” where meanings are provided.
31Forces from him will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination of desolation. 32By smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will be strong and take action. 33Those who have insight [sakal] among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword [chereb] and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days. 34 Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join with them in hypocrisy [flattery—smooth words]. 35Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time. Daniel 11:31-35.
Know is yada. Yada is a secular word and has almost the same meaning as aletheia— truth (if you know the truth the truth will set you free). It means: “to know, to learn to know, to perceive, to discern, discriminate, distinguish, to have knowledge, and be skillful in.”
Strong is chazak. Chazak means “to strengthen, prevail, harden, be strong, be courageous, be firm, grow firm, and be resolute.”
Insight (or understanding—literally) is sakal. Sakal means to be (causing to make or to act)) circumspect and hence intelligent. This verb has a stem called Hiphil which is the causative ACTION. These are the people who spent and spend much time RESEARCHING actively, making themselves to KNOW and to UNDERSTAND—and to act (not being passive because passivity leads to captivity and captivity leads to death).
Sword (fall by the sword) is chereb. Chereb means: drought. It also means a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect); as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement.
The remnant are staying abreast of what is going on around them (the actions of the agents of the Illuminati/Satan) and are preparing. They are not sitting on the sidelines ignoring the tactics of the Illuminati/Satan with a spirit of passivity that leads to captivity (of the Illuminati/Satan) that in turn leads to death. Soldiers of the Messiah, unless physically or mentally incapable, are not conscientious objectors to the Mighty Army of the Messiah. Those who are preparing know that judgment begins at the house of the Lord. 1 Peter 4:17. Judgment does not occur when congregations and believers do not object to and pray against abominations against God according to His Word: abortions, homosexual and lesbian marriages, no praying and support for judges who stand up against homosexual and lesbian marriages, unequal weights and measures, etc. Those who are preparing will be trained soldiers of the Messiah and they will not take the mark; and many who are not preparing will not understand that their minds are being controlled and they will take the mark; and their DNA will be changed. Once a person receives the mark, his DNA will be changed and he will never, again, know God.