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Coming persecution and the Glory of God

Posted by appolus on October 9, 2012

This is one of the most powerful sermons you will hear. It is prophetic and it is timely and it encapsulates everything I try and convey here on my website. Brian is my dearest friend and my brother in Christ and our hearts are absolutely knitted in all matters but especially these matters of what it means to part of the remnant church of Christ and how the Lord God is raising up His people for such a time as this. Please take and share this message with everyone you know and love………bro Frank

7 Responses to “Coming persecution and the Glory of God”

  1. W.E. Smith said

    Beloved children of God – this message from Bro Long is a word for this day, for this time, for this dark moment. Will we run with it? Or will we choose to go on as all is well, as though the Lord is not sorely displeased. When the Lord looks out on the spiritual ruin that is His creation, what will He do?

    The “testimony of His Name” was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

    Will He not sent forth His Word, to gather up what is good (according to His original intent and purpose) from what is bad? Will He not send forth His word to separate the light from the dark? Will He not interject Himself into the chaos and ruin to bring about His desire? To reclaim His glory in His creative works?

    And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

    6 And God said, “Let there be an expanse[a] in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”7 And God made[b] the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. 8 And God called the expanse Heaven.[c] And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

    Has not an enemy devastated His creative works?

    He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds[c] among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants[d] of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.

    And will He not therefore put all such enemies under His feet?

    Oh Lord come, speak forth Your Mighty Word! Reclaim what is Yours Lord! Gather it up Lord, gather us up and separate the light from the darkness.

    Thank you for Your longsuffering mercy and forbearance, for only in this do we stand.

    • appolus said

      Bro Wayne writes……………… “Will He not sent forth His Word, to gather up what is good (according to His original intent and purpose) from what is bad? Will He not send forth His word to separate the light from the dark? Will He not interject Himself into the chaos and ruin to bring about His desire? To reclaim His glory in His creative works?”

      Amen brother, yes indeed amen. We spoke much of the separation of the wheat and tares. Living in Kansas one finds out that wheat and tares is very difficult to distinguish until just prior to the harvest. Indeed, if we are just prior to the harvest then the marks that identify wheat and tares will become more apparent every day………………….bro Frank

  2. greggordon said

    praise God! The Lord has spoken very clearly and powerfully through this brother. I strongly encourage the sharing and duplicating of this message for the glory of God. I believe many will have to make a clear choice from this trumpet blast: are we with the Lord Jesus? Are we willing to suffer for His glorious Name in the coming days?

  3. W.E. Smith said

    Dear ones –

    A drunken man has no discernment. All is confusion. And this is a serious business. Notice the following passages –

    “Then the Lord spoke to Aaron, saying, ‘Do not drink wine or intoxicating drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tabernacle of meeting, lest you die. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, that you may distinguish between the holy and the unholy, and between the clean and the unclean, and that you may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the Lord has spoken to them by the hand of Moses.’” (Lev. 10:8-11)

    “Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and the unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.” (Ez. 22:26)

    “No priest shall drink wine when he enters the inner court…and they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.” (Ez. 44:21-23)

    Now notice this relating to our very day –

    Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” (Rev. 17:1-3)

    Babylon represents confusion, mixture, where the holy is not distinguished from the unholy. All is worked in together. Tares and wheat, leaven and meal. Babylon is a religious system where all is mixed together, the natural and the spiritual. And those who are drunken can not discern the difference. They have no spiritual sense. It has gone long beyond understanding. the Lie has worked itself into them deeply, into their heart, their desire. You cannot convince them otherwise for they are wedded to babylon and all she represents. Her uncleanness foes far too deep. like the harlot who cannot merely change her clothes to become other than she is. Her fornication refers to her unholy communion with the powers of the world, the political, the economic, everywhere the enemy has principalities.

    The product of the harlot’s illicit union with the world is “the wine of her fornication.” This wine is the intoxicating influence of the mixture of this religious system. The mixed system does not try to sort out the things of God from those not of God. It mixes them all together into one confusing mass. This mixture influences all people on the earth in the realm of religion. All people, including genuine Christians, are put into a stupor, being unable to discern the pure truth concerning knowing, serving and following God. They are influenced by the teachings, and the natural and worldly philosophies, ways and practices of this religious system, Babylon. As a result, people cannot distinguish between the holy and the unholy.

    The harlot is the very woman who has hidden the leaven in the meal.

    Next notice how Sparks suggests this will only lead to trouble for those attempting to stand outside of this confusion, this mixture –

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    I have told you all this so that you may find your peace in Me. You will find trouble in the world – but, never lose heart, I have conquered the world! (John 16:33 Phillips)

    When the spiritual stands to confront the merely formal, traditional, nominal and “natural,” then there is going to be trouble. This is not now merely the reaction from the world: it is the reaction from religion. I would go further, and say it may be the reaction from Christianity. There is a very great difference between formal, traditional, nominal, “natural” Christianity, on the one side, and spiritual Christianity, on the other; a great deal of difference. So much so, that this also becomes a battlefield – the battlefield of a lot of trouble.

    Leave formalism alone, and everything will go on quite quietly. Leave traditionalism alone – that is, the set order of things as it has always been; that framework of things as it has been constituted and set up and established by man; that Christianity which is the fixed, accepted system of things – and you will escape a great deal of trouble. But seek to bring in a truly spiritual order of things, and trouble arises at once. And YOU are the trouble maker! The truth is that the trouble lies in the existing condition, the situation, the state; but it is only brought out by your action. And so spiritual men and women, and spiritual ministry, are called “trouble makers,” because the two things cannot go on together. That is where Israel was. They had the traditions, they had the oracles, they had the ordinances, they had the testimonies; they had the forms, they had the system – they had it all; but, in the days of the prophets, there was ever this vast gap between the “externals” and “internals” of life in relation with God. The heart is far removed from the lips. The spiritual reality is not found in the formal. You may have it all – but then bring in the truly spiritual meaning of things, and trouble begins in that very realm. It is the trouble which arises when what is external and traditional comes into conflict with something which is truly spiritual.

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    They tolerate us now, but the animus will be loosed soon, the restrainer will be removed, the locusts will swarm out of the pit. And they where does that leave us dear ones, all those who seek the true, the holy, the clean, the living?

    And so where are you in your heart? Whose side are you on really? Is there mixture on your life? Are you intoxicated like the priests who brought in unholy fire to the temple of the Lord? What do you tolerate, or reason away? What si the Lord Jesus to you anyway, deep down where spirit touches bone and life is revealed for what it is?

    The time is at end, and Babylon is rising dear saints. Babylon is not a place but a condition, a delusion appreciated only by those who are drunk with the wine of the harlot;s fornication.

    Do we have eyes clear and sound to see such things? Are we drinking the pure water of the Word, and leaning in to hear the Masters voice? Is the Spirit groaning within us in unspeakable ways, in a language only God knows?

    Where then are those who will stand apart? Where are those who will resist the wiles of this harlot and the beast she rides? Where are those who love their Lord beyond everything and anything this world has or represents?

    Dear saints, it is all under water – America, the nations, the world system – the Lord of All Judgment has declared it, and He will never flood this earth again, He will bring His fire, oh yes, He will bring down His holy, cleaning flame, to extinguish the chaff.

    And so I ask again – where are you? Where are you right now at this very moment? Dear brother I appeal to the life of Jesus Christ within you – Choose life, choose Him, Choose the Holy One! Flee Babylon, for her gates are never high enough for the Lord of All Light!

  4. appolus said

    “And so I ask again – where are you? Where are you right now at this very moment? Dear brother I appeal to the life of Jesus Christ within you – Choose life, choose Him, Choose the Holy One! Flee Babylon, for her gates are never high enough for the Lord of All Light!”

    Amen brother, amen to your whole post. I totally agree………………bro Frank

  5. jwtn said

    I have been writing under different blogs since 2006, and was a fervent follower of the late Dave Wilkerson (World Challenge).. I just posted with a pastor on my Facebook yesterday, Jerry, this very same thing BEFORE I found this site today. Yes, we are being invaded, by Islam.. Even applications now for Medicaid food stamps are printed in Arabic in Michigan. We have mocked God, become like Sodom and Gomorrah and anything goes, even in our churches. Pastor John Hagee refers to today’s church’s as the “happy-clappy” churches. I have been a “watchdog”..I gather up and warn, and leave to who God tells me…It has not been appreciated, for no one
    wants to hear this message . I am passing this on to my Facebook and in emails today. I’ve said for a long time that America is under God’s judgement now…and more is to come. No one wants to hear this message. “Oh God wants me to be happy”…God wants us to be HOLY….Praise God for this message….It brought me to such tears….for I know it is of God. Bless you….

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