Spiritual volcanoes are erupting, the canopy has broken, and the rivers of the deep are gushing forth: I hear the sound of an abundance of rain.
Most do not understand this moment of time in which we live—how temporary a season this will prove to be! The only veneer of the dignity of humanity without Jesus has been our national prosperity, and with that fading, the cover is blown off the depravity and rebellion of human nature.
We are caught in the gathering steam of the Battle of the Ages between two opposing systems, Babylon and Zion: as American Christians we stand divided with one foot on the foundation of Zion that is rising, and the other on Babylon that is falling, and wonder why we feel so unstable. We have straddled a picket fence between Light and dark, with one side ascending, the other descending, attempting to run, wondering why we are so chafed! The pressure of the antichrist spirit to compromise is wearing out the saints; the faithful power of the Holy Spirit to pull us onward is persistent: so many souls are in schism!
Believers are scrambling for methods and means to maintain a failed and depraved system God is judging. God is crushing the antichrist Utopian experiment that has dominated this drunken country for 50 years. God is dividing proud man-made false reality with rivers of His power and laughter (Psalm 2, Habakkuk 3).
We have lived in unparallel abundance for generations and have learned to take a full stomach and pleasant life for granted. Because of the nearly 70 years of plenty, we have a mercenary mentality in this country. The boastful pride of life is a major stronghold, as well as independence. Due to the money shortages and the deteriorating economy, few of us are as self-determinant as we were able to be at one time.
The reality of living near The End is upon us and all our ways, our desires outside of Jesus are as hay, wood, and stubble at best, and demonic filthy rags at worst.
We are reduced to Jesus with every contamination, contradiction, iniquity, rebellion, stubbornness and pride exposed. This is a moment of Truth! This is a process in sanctification when the fire of God so reveals the heart that no one can honestly lay blame for the condition of one’s own soul on another—THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD AT WORK.
Our generation has never seen such a time as this before, but the intensity will only increase. What clarity we need in this hour! Money will come back again, but with many strings attached, a system that will be challenging for those who discern the moment and deadly for those who do not. We are a blind, proud, and arrogant nation looking to man and money for deliverance, standing before the Living God with unbowed knees and unbroken hearts.
There will be peace, protection, and provision for those who enter into a place of surrender, for in these days the pressures from within and without, both of Christ and antichrist are forcing mankind to a place of eternal decision.
Several years ago, around 2007, I had a vision during worship. I saw a broad level plain filled with many people—they appeared to be together and at peace. The ground started shaking and startled the multitude; the shaking increased and people began to be afraid. The shaking continued to intensify and they began to scream. A fissure opened in the earth and the crowd began to separate. The fissure grew larger and the shaking greater, and the people began to run in two opposite directions screaming as they went. One group ran screaming towards the broad open level plain that sloped gradually downward, but not perceptibly enough to cause alarm. The other group ran screaming on a sharply upward path that became mountainous towards a shining light, that when they reached and prostrated themselves before was the Throne of God.
Shortly after that, I had another vision of a huge herd of zebras on a vast grassy plain. They were all running together towards a line drawn across the expanse of the plain, and the other side of the line was bare white, devoid of any cover. Waiting at the straight line, hiding in the last bit of grass were many lions waiting to pounce upon the approaching herd. Just before they reached the divide, the lions pounced. The moment this happened, an amazing transformation took place. The zebras’ stripes changed and each zebra either became all white or all black—the zebras that turned white ran through the gauntlet of the pouncing lions over the divide into the open plain, devoid of cover. The zebras that turned black turned from the lions and ran back into the apparent safety of the tall grass.
We are entering the time of the Great Divide, the Falling Away spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2. At the same time, the Parable of the Dragnet, Matthew 13: 47 is coming into play—the Harvest. So many dynamics are synchronizing through upheaval, the cry of lost humanity, and the mad rush of rebellion to try and create a perfect unified global “community”. We must face the Truth that either it is Time for what is written to come to pass, or this is one more Tower of Babel against which God will file another heavenly injunction, whose collapse will cause man’s world to tremble (see “House of Cards” on www.vaughnclark.com).
I believe it is time for God to issue a decree for the wealth that has been squandered on this horrid, blood-bathed, idolatrous, child killing and corrupting system(how like Rome we are!) to flow into the Harvest for a season. I believe it is similar to the decree that went forth in Ezra 6 to restore the things stolen from the temple and hidden in Babylon; it is time for God’s Hand to be shown, for His people to shine. I do not believe this will be government grants, for I see a horrible counterfeit emerging in our nation between Church and state. Just as Europe and German Christians entered into appeasement of the Nazis, just as our government and economy are appeasing Moslem madness for financial gain, so the Church seems attentive to appease our fallen system for money and favor: such marriage of convenience is doomed, a failed prostitution history has shown to devour and detour the ones who appease for short term gain.
This will not be a wealth transfer but a Glory impartation through considerable pressure, consecration, and holiness. I believe the release of money promised in Ecclesiastes 2: 26 it is tied to pleasing God and offering sacrifices that are pleasing to Him. It will be a table spread before us in the presence of our enemies. It will be for the Harvest.
However this fracture of soul that is epidemic, the scourge of the divided heart, will be healed by whatever means Heaven must employ: we are choosing; we will choose.
Many years ago the Lord spoke to me and told me the greatest danger for America was not liberal politics, but a movement that would emerge out of chaos that would be ultra-conservative in financial policy, even Draconian, to ensure the stability of money and promise of prosperity, and at the same time promote a legal hands-off-anything-goes morality. The majority of Americans will plunge headlong into this intoxicating demon’s brew because we love money and sin.
We must remember the following in these confusing times,
“For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons.
For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,
[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive to the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience [as a church] are fully secured and complete.”
—2 Corinthians 10: 3-6 Amplified
We have wanted power and prosperity without taking every thought captive, and without complete and fully secured submission and obedience to the Lord. I often wonder if I look like David or Saul to the Lord; if I do look like Saul, let it be the Saul who was knocked off his donkey at the feet of Jesus. Authority only flows out of brokenness.
I don’t care much for the process in my humanity, but it seems inevitable in Scripture and experience. At the same time we need to resist the temptation to get religious about the assaults of the enemy and be dutiful to submit to God and resist Satan, who is so quickly transforming in America from an angel of light who seeks to deceive to a roaring lion who seeks to devour.
The choices will pretty much be spiritual sanity or darkness (Romans 12: 1-2). As much as I hate to say it, a backlash is coming against Christianity and common sense.
I was on my knees at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve as 2010 was dawning. The Holy Spirit spoke to me, “The lions are coming, both in the Kingdom of Light and the kingdom of darkness. Great ones are arising. My people will see national leaders manifest darkness, whose faces will become like the faces of lions on television in anger against the Truth. At the same time I am raising up My Lion in My people.”
I saw the faces of famous people contort, railing against the Truth while this was spoken. Just last week I saw an interview of a famous atheist and mocker of Christianity on a talk show—he came close to it. Get ready to see anger and agenda revealed openly.
It is a wake up call.
We must be prudent! Now the hour has come for Jesus to be glorified!
Such days are just ahead! We are at a spiritual solstice: it will be either the longest spiritual Day or the longest spiritual night according to what we look at, believe, and speak (Isaiah 8: 9-22). In the words of author and pastor, Andy Surace,
“Whatever we agree with we empower.”
At the same time any presumptuous arrogance that has passed as faith will not prevent what is written from coming to pass at the appointed time. Sometimes it is the will of God for us to suffer persecution for righteousness sake—are we so naïve to suppose our opinions and beliefs will stop the pressures of the Last Days from coming near? I daresay true faith will arise from these things, or be abandoned!
I suspect a couple of things:
One is that opposition and the eminent collapse of a failed system, with subsequent shortages and social unrest, will cause a triune emergence in the American Church: purity, purpose, and power.
The other is that in the face of catastrophe, perhaps even a global war plus our national mess, God will stand in the midst of that Jordan River, and allow all the visible trouble and tribulation to pile up so that we can see it, and at the same time, empower His People safe passage on dry ground to the next level He has for us.
The trouble with this is that the blind will believe the danger is over (peace, peace, peace) and the discerning will see the great gathering storm held back only by the Hand of God, knowing that He will soon remove His restraint. The scriptural pattern for this is in Joshua 3 and 4.
This is surely a time of change, of wrestling, of leaving and entering while walking upon these years, these stones of remembrance.
The Truth will stand. Forever the wages of sin is death and the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
We must take hope in the Truth and know that we are not appointed to the Wrath of God—our trouble comes from those who hate God. Do not be overwhelmed in the times of change we find ourselves. In all these things realize that all through the Church Age, Christians have faced similar circumstances in which they were convinced (ie. The First Century Church) the return of Jesus was imminent. Truthfully, the entire Church Age has been the Last Days, and all of us have been those upon whom the End of the Age has come. Jesus was brought into this world the first time through the Virgin Mary at the “fullness of time”—that was the Beginning of the End. Now we are at the End of the End for however long Mercy causes this stricken world to continue.
The reality of the felt but unseen, soon to unfold events foretold in the Word of God press so heavily upon me that I have publicly said,
“Either Jesus is about to return, life as we know it will end forever, or I am about to go Home: that is how tangible what I feel and know in my spirit has become.”
I am reminded of the following Scripture,
“So when they were assembled, they asked Him, Lord, is this the time when You will reestablish the kingdom and restore it to Israel?
He said to them, It is not for you to become acquainted with and know what time brings [the things and events of time and their definite periods] or fixed years and seasons (their critical niche in time), which the Father has appointed (fixed and reserved) by His own choice and authority and personal power.
But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.
And when He had said this, even as they were looking [at Him], He was caught up, and a cloud received and carried Him away out of their sight.
And while they were gazing intently into heaven as He went, two men [dressed] in white robes suddenly stood beside them,
Who said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing into heaven? This same Jesus, Who was caught away and lifted up from among you into heaven will return in [just] the same way in which you saw Him go into heaven.”—Acts 1: 6-11 Amplified Bible
The last command Jesus gave before He left this earth was not to be overly occupied with the details of His Coming, but to receive the Power and Might of the Holy Spirit to be His witnesses all over the earth.
This seal of command before His departure was so important that angels came to let the disciples know He would return just as He left.
Let us have this same mind in this hour of uncertainty, that He will return at the time appointed, and that our goal must be to serve God by serving humanity, full of the Might and Power of the Holy Spirit, and that whatever end and beginning faces us, we are in His hands. We must all remember in our pursuits as Christians and especially those who minister, that what we preach must not be ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and that we are the servants to the Church and mankind for Jesus’ sake (2 Cor 4: 6). We must not live in fear, but fear God and live. He will sustain us in every hour.
It is so significant that one of the greatest earthquakes to strike the earth came in this season—the Church and all the systems of man are being likewise shaken so that what is Eternal and can not be shaken may be discerned and stood upon (Hebrews 12: 26-27).
We must arise and go to Jesus! After each of us does all to stand, we must stand and see the deliverance of God.
I hear the sound of the abundance of rain!
Vaughn Clark www.vaughnclark.com Psalm 4, Psalm 46
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