Incense Smoke and The Restitution Of All Creation
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. Rev 11:15-17
Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. Heb 9:1-15,
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.And I will shewwonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. Joel 2:28-31
“As the smoke of the Altar of Incense rose up and filled the Holy Place before the Throne I saw that the smoke went both ways up and down and forwards and back. Back unto the place of the Throne, forward unto the courts of the Lord. Up unto the heights of holiness, downwards unto the world of man. The smoke was continual and non aggressive in nature, its only purpose was to fill the atmosphere of creation with the fragrance of its burning embers. I was bidden to look closer at this smoke and I saw that it drifted across over the heads of the many members of the multitude, up over their heads onto the other side of the Open Temple. As it did it came up unto the lampstand with the seven flames of fire upon it. The incense smoke would then envelop each flame in such a manner as to literally manipulate the course and structure of the elements of fire that made up the flames of the Golden Candlestick. As the smoke permeated the flames, the smoke would move in a volition that I knew was from the very heart of The Ancient of Days. This volition, or decision making process of God was seen in the way the smoke moved amongst the flames. As the smoke moved according to this volition and decision making process of the Eternal, the flames would bend, first forward in unison, then backwards in unison. Forward toward the world of man, backwards toward the Throne upon which sat The Ancient of Days. Forward and backward the flames did bend by the motion of smoke from the altar of incense and the smoke did not cease to move and the flames did not cease to bend nor did the flames ever emit less light than at any other time previous. This was a sovereign act of God in the Holy place by which men, and God, were enlightened with the fragrance of this great motion by the spirit of God and the mind of God.”
“As I beheld the smoke and the lights of the Candlestick I heard the sound of a great music, of much joy and rejoicing and of a great sound of worship and praise and glory unto The Ancient of Days. I did see behind the Candlestick and behind the Altar of Incense the Throne set, the legs were large and rounded and covered over with beaten gold work that was of spirit in nature although it was natural to men. The Throne of The Ancient of Days was set in the Holiest place of all and in that place did the Ancient of Days sit. The music and the sound of rejoicing and the great joy that was being expressed towards God was from the vast multitude before the Throne and from those that abode in the flames of the Heavenly Sea. In all these realms a great shout of victory and joy rose so much so that it thundered in the heavens and filled the heavens with such a great noise as though it were the sound of many waters. As the rejoicing continued to rise The Ancient of Days responded with a great love and as He did the whole of the heaven was filled with smoke and with the sound of a great trumpet and with the voice of The Ancient of Days which thundered even above the rising sound of humanity which did worship God in spirit and in truth in this Holy Temple. As the sound rose, I saw off in the distance a little troop, a company of they that had overcome. Each one was walking behind Jesus, the leader of this little band. They walked forwards with Him in somewhat of a disarray. Their rank and order of following Jesus was not quite in the formation that it was supposed to be as some walked slower, some faster, but walking behind Jesus following Jesus they all did. They walked forward. My eyes began to weep when I saw the little company for they were in disarray when walked behind Christ, but they were perfectly armored, they had on the full armor found in the New Testament as God is a God of war when it comes to delivering mankind from death. The amour is necessary for this to happen. They each had on the bright silver helmets of salvation and they each went forward following Jesus as they best knew how even though their ranks were in disarray, still they followed. Jesus led them right up to the Throne and they with Him vanished under the Throne, under the seat of the Ancient of Days and out of sight of they that dwelt in heaven or in the earth, they were found no more as they were now swallowed up by the Throne of The Ancient of Days and they were not seen anymore as this Throne did totally consume them. All I could see now was The Ancient of Days”
“Then in awe of having seen this little company of Overcomers vanish into the Throne, I did look again and I saw about at the height of the base of the seat of the Throne the very place where God did sit. I saw His feet and between His feet I could see the place under the Throne where the Lord had taken the little troops of Overcomers. From there they were blessed and renewed and they did receive from Jesus the right to rule and to reign and to be one with The Ancient of Days upon the Throne so that as I saw The Ancient of Days and they that had Overcome with Him in this Throne, (even though as yet they still abode under the Throne), come forth each one. I looked upon their faces and saw that each one looked just like Jesus. They had on their countenance the power of endless resurrection and they had upon their heads a light of His glory which did cover over the silver helmets they still wore. These who had overcome were now as The Ancient of Days was who was as Jesus was, they all were the same in total victory, total power and in great glory. Then Jesus, once again leading them, led them all out from between the feet of God and this time they were not in disarray, they were not in discord, they were in perfection and in unison and there was no principle of sin among them, they were not only clean they were holy and they were also in full reigning power and glory with God forever. These now who had been granted the right to sit with The Ancient of Days upon the Throne followed still the Lamb of God who did take them from between the feet of the Ancient of Days and did march them forwards. Down through the midst of the multitude, down over the heads of those who abode in the flames of the lake, down over the paved work before the Open Temple, down through all of that expanse did they march in perfect purity and order, nothing was at all out of place, their march and their obedience and their lives were completely identical and one with The Ancient of Days so that if you saw them, you saw God.
They followed Jesus down into the world of men and there they did destroy all that had men bound. I saw the nations of the earth suffer great loss at the presence of this overcoming troop, their palaces and their monuments and their high places were all destroyed and all that they had as the accomplishments of men in the world was disannulled by this Army that did march. Everything before this Army burnt and everything behind them was left to the ruin of ashes. Nothing was left undone and nothing was left untouched. The world of man was completely undone by this marching small band of Overcomers and nothing was left that would give any man any sort of a name for himself any longer. So it is that the Army of the Lord will discomfit and dissolve all the systems of man and nothing of man in his fallen condition will remain even as these are brought forth in such a time as it is present. This is not a long to be future condition, this is a current working of the spirit of the Lord in the world of man and it will soon manifest itself before our eyes as we watch and behold His workings in the world.”
The Open Temple in Heaven is the guarantee of total restitution of all creation and of all mankind everywhere and in every time frame of world history. The Open Temple in Heaven is also the final standard of holiness that the Lord will bring each soul into at the end of their time of individual processing by His great fire. These two things together form the basis of the revelation of this Temple and that there will never be one soul in this creation that will not in time enter into it. All mankind, no matter who or when they lived, no matter if they do or do not believe in Christ as saviour, all mankind will in time come into that Temple.
The Temple represents the finished working of God in the life of a person. Once you are joined with the multitude at the entrance of the Temple between the Altar of Incense and the Golden Candlestick, your processing is complete. Now the place of the multitude is different than the place of the Overcomer for the Overcomer will not be placed amongst the multitude but will be placed with Christ at or in the Throne of God. Some Overcomers may pass through the multitude and be part of the multitude for a period of time, but they will not remain there for the Overcomers are being granted the right to sit upon the Throne of The Ancient of Days with The Lord Jesus Christ forever. Theirs is the place of ruling with Christ over all His creation which includes all the nations and all the time frames of history and the entire gamut of world affairs. The Overcomer not only inherits the Throne, they inherit the nations.
Now hear the mystery of The Temple in Heaven, of the Ark of the Testament being located there and of the Throne of The Ancient of Days for these three are one in their calling of the revelation of the mystery of the Ages. The Lord in the finite life of the Overcomer dealt with areas of obedience through the fellowship of suffering. This area of obedience required the Overcomer in their time to become well acquainted with the cross and to learn through daily trial and tribulation to be identified with Christ in His sufferings. The main gist of that lesson was to teach the Overcomer to put off the works and religiosity of the flesh. The lessons learned was that the Overcomer had a dual nature, a nature of carnality which was not to inherit anything except to be removed from them, and a righteous nature which often seems buried in the flesh nature and is not readily seen. So the lesson in life was taught that we deny the flesh and walk in the spirit.
But the Lord is saying something much more than that.
He is saying that in the restitution of all things found in The Open Temple in Heaven, that YOUR FLESH YOU PUT OFF WILL BE GIVEN BACK TO YOU. Not in its carnal condition, but a restored flesh, a flesh made new and a flesh made perfect as it was first created in Adam! Your carnality you put off will be exchanged for a mind and a life that is in a body of created new flesh which will have subtracted from it all the negativity related to the carnal condition! You will when you reach the Open Temple receive your flesh back with the pleasure of the Lord and with the power of an endless life! You may state that you understand the glorified body. But do you? The glorified body will be a body that was once bound in carnality and death! A body subject to the rule of death and of aging and sickness, illness and disease. A body that when dead turns back to the elements of dust. That very same body will be made new, made to live eternally as spirit in the world of spirit melded as one with spirit for the purpose of the Lord is to meld spirit and the natural physical world into one world! That is the grand mystery of The Open Temple in Heaven. That your footsteps when reaching that shore will be completed and you will be glorified forever more in that new body promised to you.
Now there is a decisive decision made by the Lord concerning they that Overcome from they that do not. The Overcomers are totally different. They are well aware that suffering silence is part of their nature and life and that they are separate from their fellow man because the hand of God being heavy upon them did that separation. These who are thus found this way also know the hardness of personal crucifixion and the all consuming power of the cross. The ones who will share the eternal Throne with Christ will do so in bodies that bore the marks of crucifixion. If the marks of crucifixion are not present, they will not have overcome, they will not be granted the right to rule and reign with the Lord. The only loss an Overcomer can have at this time is the refusal of the cross which will lead to future loss as to co-ruler with Jesus.
You have heard me say it many a time; the cross, the power of the cross, the power of personal crucifixion, the all consuming power of the cross. The cross IS to us the power of God unto salvation, but also unto total victory as they that would overcome. There have been some who have ridiculed me for still ad1`hering my life to the cross. For not laying the cross down and standing up in faith to claim that I am seated as a new creation in heaven with the Lord. Well, I am, but I am also still with a carnal nature bound in a body of fallen flesh, I must have both at this present time! The cross can only be done when the resurrection of Christ becomes a reality once I enter The Open Temple in Heaven. Until that time comes, I am still bearing my cross daily in spite of they that say I should not be. My safety and my refuge is in the daily cross.
The Army of the Lord will march forth from the seated position of the Throne. The Throne is not to be granted to mankind, but only to those few who identified with Jesus in the fellowship of His sufferings and who saw that identity all the way through to the end of their personal cross. That cross will not end until the Lord comes glorifying the Overcomers and then it will be declared to be completed. Also then that flesh carnal nature will be replaced with new eternal flesh that will never perish. It is from the seated position of the Throne that the Overcomer will minister the flaming brand of fire and consume all the elements found in this present world. Till then the cross will continue to work, the power of it will continue to convey itself as the power of deliverance and the greatness of God’s perfect will.
To be continued……..
Kenneth B Visscher