Jan 17, 2017
As Patrick and I were sitting in our living room talking today, I saw a vision. I saw the Lord Jesus standing in the midst of the 7 golden candlesticks. He was dressed in white robes with a royal sash and a woven belt. On the belt was hanging a pocket watch. He held a scroll in His hand, and He looked at the scroll as He opened it up. Then He looked down and picked up the pocket watch that hung on His belt and He looked at it and smiled. He then looked at me as I watched and I saw the whole room that He was standing in shake. It looked like an earthquake. The 7 lamps shook, and their flames danced as they shook. The Lord was not moved by the shaking, but continued to stand their unfazed. I watched as the shaking increased. The lamps continued to burn but their flames shook more and soon the flames leaped violently as the shaking increased. At one point I wondered if their flames would go out because the shaking was so violent that I thought the lampstands would fall. The Lord continued to stand among them and His face was resolute.
Then I saw an amazing thing happen as the shaking came to a crescendo, the flames began to change on the lamps. The flames changed into huge balls of atomic light, kind of like the transition from a single flame to a lighthouse light would be. The lamps had transformed because of the shaking, and great light now blazed brightly everywhere. Then I saw Jesus smile, and He held out the scroll to me. Then the vision ended.
I was in the Spirit [rapt in His power] on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a great voice like the calling of a war trumpet, 11 Saying, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last. Write promptly what you see (your vision) in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia—to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.
12 Then I turned to see [whose was] the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 And in the midst of the lampstands [One] like a Son of Man, clothed with a robe which reached to His feet and with a girdle of gold about His breast. 14 His head and His hair were white like white wool, [as white] as snow, and His eyes [flashed] like a flame of fire. 15 His feet glowed like burnished (bright) bronze as it is refined in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. 16 In His right hand He held seven stars, and from His mouth there came forth a sharp two-edged sword, and His face was like the sun shining in full power at midday.
17 When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as if dead. But He laid His right hand on me and said, Do not be afraid! I am the First and the Last, 18 And the Ever-living One [I am living in the eternity of the eternities]. I died, but see, I am alive forevermore; and I possess the keys of death and Hades (the realm of the dead). 19 Write therefore the things you see, what they are [and signify] and what is to take place hereafter. 20 As to the hidden meaning (the mystery) of the seven stars which you saw on My right hand and the seven lampstands of gold: the seven stars are the seven angels (messengers) of the seven assemblies (churches) and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
To the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Ephesus write: These are the words of Him Who holds the seven stars [which are the messengers of the seven churches] in His right hand, Who goes about among the seven golden lampstands [which are the seven churches]:
2 I know your industry and activities, laborious toil and trouble, and your patient endurance, and how you cannot tolerate wicked [men] and have tested and critically appraised those who call [themselves] apostles (special messengers of Christ) and yet are not, and have found them to be impostors and liars. 3 I know you are enduring patiently and are bearing up for My name’s sake, and you have not fainted or become exhausted or grown weary.
4 But I have this [one charge to make] against you: that you have left (abandoned) the love that you had at first [you have deserted Me, your first love]. 5 Remember then from what heights you have fallen. Repent (change the inner man to meet God’s will) and do the works you did previously [when first you knew the Lord], or else I will visit you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you change your mind and repent.
6 Yet you have this [in your favor and to your credit]: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans [what they are doing as corrupters of the people], which I Myself also detest.
7 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and give heed to what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches). To him who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant to eat [of the fruit] of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
The transition period that we have crossed into now is going to purge and strengthen the people who Jesus is walking among. His Body will not be broken, or be lost, but she will stand by Him while everything that can be shaken is shaken and the world and the chaff is finally removed. The greater the shaking- the greater the Glory that will be revealed. The Glory comes and we are all going to be changed and enlarged by it. The enlargement will flow as we trust in Him who leads us all to obey His commands. It is by His Hand the deeper shakings will now come. It is His intention to use the turbulence of the years ahead of us, to transform the church into the greatest of all lights upon the earth. Such Grace and such Glory has not yet been seen, but is soon to be revealed! It is time to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches, and to draw near to your first love, and to allow the turbulence of great change to remove everything that hinders His light. Great Shaking and Great Awakening and Great Glory are at hand! Its time for the Light Houses of the Church to brightly stand across every land!
Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth.