MARTYRDOM: PART 2
March 20, 2023 2:52 AM
MY HIDING PLACE
Dear brothers and sisters,
this portion of the message is loaded with Scriptures. Please do your due diligence to go through the verses the Holy Spirit has provided for your own study and understanding.
If you have not listened/read MARTYRDOM – PREFACE (PART 1), youtube.com/watch?v=Qh5hq8smBrE&t=3s, it would be a good idea to do so, before proceeding with this Word.
I will start with the good news first. And that is, that for those who are living in obedience to Father, that a ‘latter rain’ of the Holy Spirit is coming to strengthen us, to sustain us, and to guide us through End Times. However, our spiritual homes need to be cleansed of all that is considered profane, according to the Bible, so that the Holy Spirit can fully indwell us. I am not denying the fact that the Holy Spirit already lives within those who are saved. I am speaking about an additional outpouring. Check out the verses below, found in the book of Acts, and see how the disciples received a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit after their initial baptism, because their suffering was intense and they required more sustenance. The other thing we will need is to be acquainted with our full armor of Yah because our battle is NOT against flesh and blood. Surviving End Times will not be dictated by how much weapons we have stashed in our homes, but by how much oil we have gathered in our lamps; how much of the Word we have hid within our hearts. That will help us fend ourselves from the schemes of the enemy. Remember when Yeshua was taken into the wilderness to be tempted? How did He defeat Satan: through carnal, man-made weapons? No! It was through the Word. If you’re still playing church, giving Father lip service, indulging in sinful behaviour, please stop. Set aside your frivolous plans. Shut down your phones, TV, entertainment and other distractions. Time is of the essence. Nourish your soul with spiritual bread. Deepen your roots in Yeshua by fasting and praying fervently. Learn how to master your spiritual weapons so that you are able to effectively bring down the enemy’s strongholds. Get to know your BrideGroom intimately. When all will desert you, He will still be there to strengthen and guide you through the thick and thin.
Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
Acts.2:17-18 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.
Hag.2:9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts.
John 15:13 says that ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’
This is the core of the Gospel; the ultimate love-in-action example Yeshua left for us. If we were to be ‘raptured’ to heaven, then who would be bringing in His harvest? Do you not know that MANY souls are still needing to be harvested during End Times and that the labourers are rather few? Don’t you want to be part of this great labour of love, storing up for yourself treasures in heaven? Don’t you want to see your loved ones coming to salvation?
What does speaking in love mean? How loving would I be if I was just here to pat everyone in the back and not steer you to repentance, to seek Father’s ways knowing through the power of the Holy Spirit that MANY of you out there listening to this are in grave danger of hell’s flames? What would it matter if I tried to be politically correct and be so concerned about offending people that when I see them walking in sin, I’d look the other way instead of attempting to snatch them from the fire? Would Father be pleased with us if we’d condone or become complacent and go along with paganism or gay relationships to avoid upsetting our family members or friends? Or are we called to live a life that is set apart so that men will see our good works and glorify Father.
Our works will be tested by Father’s refiner’s fire. Our foundations will be forcefully rocked; our faith tested to its limits. Are you certain that no matter your circumstances, that you will never deny Christ?
Brothers and sisters,
if we are truly in Yeshua, then we must agree with apostle Paul when he said that to live is Christ and to die is gain (Phil.1:21). That means that whether we live or die, our lives are His to do as He pleases, to use us as His servants without reservation. It means that we are SOLD OUT for Him; that we will do anything for the advancement of His kingdom.
Take note that our sins are the one thing that can and would separate us from Him. And that is not because Father leaves our sides, but because by choosing sin over a life of holiness, we build a wall between us, one that can be penetrated, destroyed and overcome only by the blood of the Lamb through repentance. You can confirm this in Isa.59:1-2.
When you accept Yeshua into your heart and declare Him Master over your life, you must count the cost of being His disciple. Similar to a marriage covenant, you promise to be faithful to Him for the rest of your life and to follow Him wherever He will lead.
Matt.16:24-26 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
This taking up our cross involves sacrifice, commitment, self-denial, pain. It’s not meant to be a walk in the park, a fun and favourite activity that our bodies would automatically want to jump at. It involves crucifying our wills, our desires in submittance to Father’s perfect will and desire for us – for He knows what is best for us. Afterall, He made us!
What would matter if we worked hard and stashed for ourselves all sorts of material wealth and invest no time in learning the way we should conduct ourselves, what is pleasing to our Heavenly Father?
When one prepares for End Times, the primary focus should be on the spiritual aspect. Because if you have prepped for any and all eventualities through physical means (if that were even possible), and you failed to address the condition of your soul, you’d still wind up mostly likely in hell unless you would find favour in Father’s eyes.
Yeshua has waited so long to be united to His Bride and is not going to compromise His requirements of a spotless and blameless wife. He has provided us with all means necessary to lead a victorious life in Him and He has given us His example that it is possible to be holy as He is. His Word is what sanctifies us and washes away all our impurities. Which is why the more we read it and reflect ourselves in it, the more we can work on removing our filth with the Holy Spirit’s help and guidance. Hallelujah!!
Matt.10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Luk.14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Did Yeshua really mean that we should hate our parents or family members in order to be His disciples? No! He meant that if we must ever make a choice between Him and anyone else including our own life, that we should be prepared to choose Him ALL the way.
Matt.24:9-13 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
The above verses are drawn from a prophetic chapter in which Yeshua discloses many details pertaining to End Times. Notice that before any mention is made of His glorious return that He clearly states that persecution is coming, even at the hands of our own family members. Don’t forget that some of Yeshua’s own brothers did not believe in Him and that He was betrayed by one of His closest friends.
John 15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
Let’s look at His disciples. Were they not persecuted for the Gospel and for His Name’s sake?
2 Cor.11:23-27 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. 24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. 25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
Heb.11:35b)-38 others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
Once, someone made a comment saying that Yeshua’s warnings regarding the persecution was for His disciples and not for us. If that was true, then what would you say about the persecution that our beloved brothers and sisters are enduring in places like the Middle East or China? What about the prophets of old? Were they not also killed?
Our generation is by far the most wicked of all that have ever been. What should make us believe that we deserve to escape judgment? Afterall, shouldn’t we consider it an honour to suffer for His Name’s sake?
Acts 4:19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
Acts 5:40-41 and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
Rev.11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
Rev. 11 is the chapter that pertains to the ‘2 Witnesses’. We know what the Bible says in their regard. And that is, that they will have power to shut the heavens during their time of prophesying and will bring down all sorts of plagues. At the end, when their appointed time comes, no matter what power was given them to perform great miracles, the beast will overcome them and kill them. In other words, they will be captured and executed – martyred.
Let’s review together more Scriptures on the subject, that reflect more of the times we are living in. Please stay with me to the end of this video. Take your time to go through the Scriptures yourself. Pull out your Bibles and study what the Spirit is saying.
Matt.24:21-22 [Yeshua said] For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 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.
Matt.10:17-20 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
Rev.2:10 [message given to the church of Smyrna] Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
One of my favourite Bible verses, Heb.10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Heb.12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
Let’s read the teaching of Peter in:
1 Pet.4:12-14, 16 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
Jam.1:2-3, 12 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Dan.7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them.
Dan.7:25 And he [meaning, the Antichrist] shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Rev.12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Rev.13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Rev.13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Rev.14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Jam.1:22-25 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Dear beloveds in Yeshua,
I hope you made it to the end of this video and that you will take all that was said to fasting and prayer. I feel the urgency to release this message for your consideration and review. May you take these words seriously. I am praying for you all, that you will prepare according to Father’s instructions. Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee.
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