CHRIST Has come down.
This is the second part of Mr. Joe Stephensen’s message. He has taken most of the Scripture from the writing ‘CHRIST Has come down” which is in our web site. This part continues to prove from the Scripture, that CHRIST Has come down many ways which are now being fulfilled.
I will continue with this 2nd part of the writings of, “”Christ has come down””. I spoke in the first part about how Christ Comes as a Thief, Comes to Judge, and Comes as the Spirit of Truth.
Today I will speak about how He comes to Blow Trumpets, Comes ss Eagles, Comes As Fire, Whirlwind, as a Tender Plant, As a Branch, As Thunder, and Comes to Knock...With the Voice.
CHRIST our LORD said ;….
There won’t be a single stone standing upon another…in the END TIME. Then, He said, the Jews would not worship Him in Spirit and in truth… (joh 4 ) Can Son of Man find faith when He comes” . But, At the same time, He comes to give the truth, so His own who rejected and did not worship in Spirit and truth, can worship Him in Spirit and Truth. Then, He can build the temple with the fallen stones.
If there is no TRUTH, would the stones in the temple stand together ? Would CHRIST keep Himself away when His temple, His dwelling falls? All things written must be fulfilled during the days of vengeance. ( Luk. 21:22). Then, all things in the Bible, must be fulfilled now ! That includes CHRIST’s coming as a thief also.
But do the leaders consider and try to understand what their LORD says ??? CHRIST says, when HE COMES, He will not find FAITH !!! That is why not even a stone shall stand together. These Scripture speaks about HIS OWN CHURCH. He could not gather the daughters of Jerusalem in the first time, but the second time He will.
GOD’s House is desolate… the abomination of desolation has taken place. There no longer are any prophets. The days of visitation has come and almost over… but do they know ?? Hos 9: 7… the prophet, the high priest is a FOOL. If he is a fool, how can he preach about the "Day of Visitation" and proclaim that CHRIST Has come to the people ???
Mal 3: 1….the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple… Why does He come ??? He wants to refine, purify the sons of Levi… and purge them…. so after purging they can offer righteous offerings… ( v 3). That is when the wife of CHRIST is granted to wear fine linen. Does this sounds like the leaders who teach that they are being led by GOD, or agree with what their LORD and MASTER says???
I will come near for JUDGMENT…. they are adulterers… they oppressed widows and fatherless when they came to testify against such leaders… ( v 5). The same was prophesied in Mic. 2: 9 – 12, the widows’ garments or spiritual clothes are ripped off. Now, He HAS COME … !!!
“For I am the LORD, I change not;”. (Mal 3: 6-10).
From the days of your fathers, you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,;
And test Me now with this,…… if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing…… until there is no sufficiency… And all nations shall call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land.!!!
GOD says from the days of your fathers you have turned away from Him… now, who do you believe ??? Your GOD, or the leaders who have failed ??? At this time, GOD is not in her… He says to return to Him… and then He will return to them. If GOD is not in her and wants her to return to Him, then where is He ??? Who received these blessings ??? It has to be those who offer incense as Mal 1: 11 says.
Dan 8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the GLORIOUS ( or pleasant) land.
Dan 8:10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. …}}}… At this time, the GLORIOUS LAND, IS IN THE “SOUTH – EAST”… these are the “host of HEAVEN”… that is where the two witnesses are as PROVEN . This too is written to happen IN THE VERY LAST DAYS !!!
This evil man, cast down, some of the hosts of heaven, in the ‘GLORIOUS” or pleasant land. … what does it mean “Glorious” or “pleasant”???.
That means they KNOW GOD and that is where GOD DWELLS So, THOSE WHO ARE IN SOUTH EAST, are giving glory to GOD, and that has to be the reason why this horn opposed and trampled them. We proved this is the Antiochus, and Diotrephus in 3 Joh, who cast out the TRUE followers. That happened in the south east as PROVEN. They know GOD, and GOD knows them too, as He calls them ‘hosts of ‘HEAVEN”, and ‘STARS”.
In 3 Joh, GOD calls those who were cast out ( trampled upon ) ‘ THE TRUE FOLLOWERS”. So the true followers are out of the church. This means, just as GOD chose Jerusalem when Joshua is present , GOD Has already chosen His people in the south east . That is where the New Jerusalem should be according to GOD’s words. For He calls them ‘STARS” and “hosts of HEAVEN”. In the end time only the two witnesses are to work in heaven as PROVEN. ( Rev 11: 12).
We proved the stars who are not pure in GOD’s eyes were thrown in to the Bottomless pit. This is when Eze 26- 28, Isa. 14, and 45… is to be fulfilled. The leader in GOD’s church who is a type of Cyrus, who asks questions from GOD about His sons and the things to come and the work of GOD’s hand ( two witnesses) in Isa. 45 is fulfilled. The leader has become the man of sin already at this time. GOD HAS ALREADY SEPERATED His stars and those who worship Him, when this little horn is to grow great. We know that GOD came to the east in the presence of Ezekiel. ( Eze 10: 18-19, 11: 22- 24).
The stars and the hosts of heaven are seen, only in the NIGHT… that is when CHRIST came as a thief as PROVEN…. so He comes as a thief and dwells in heaven to reveal the iniquity of His people, and the ministry ( Job 20: 27- 29 the ‘EARTH” shall rise up against this man.. the ‘earth’ is where GOD says the wicked are , when the world loses the wisdom , as PROVEN ).
This horn, TRAMPLED some of the stars… ( the stars are in the heavens. So GOD considers these proven people are to be in heaven. But this horn and the defiled ministry , together with the devil, are cast down to earth. ( Lamentations 2: 1 ) This is how the believers are in heaven. These are the poor, the fatherless as PROVEN, who were chosen to be in the kingdom by GOD ( Jam 2: 5) and who were oppressed, and GOD used them to trample those who trampled them… ( Rev 11: 2-3, Is 26: 6 etc) . These are the people who KNOW GOD, who did the exploits in Dan 11: 32- 35 ). So did not those who are in the east inherit the blessings which was promised to Israel as said above in Mal 3: ??
These hosts of heaven, still are physical even though GOD considers them to be in heaven. Just imagine, a horn tramples a “Spirit” being… Could an animal or a horn trample a ‘Spirit” being ??? This proves they are still Physical.
GOD says in lamentations 2: 1..” the daughter of Zion in His anger! He cast the beauty of Israel down from the heavens to the earth, and did not remember His footstool in the day of His wrath”. }}}… this is talking about GOD’s “footstool”, which is the church… the wife of CHRIST . Was she really dwelling in ‘HEAVEN” physically to be cast down???.... No… the same way, these hosts of heaven, and the stars also are not in heaven physically. But the spiritual blind people cannot see these hosts of heaven who are in heaven spiritually.
Psa 102:18 This shall be written for the generation to come, and people to be created shall praise Jehovah ( psa 79:11)
Psa 102:19 For He has looked down from the height of His sanctuary; Jehovah looked from Heaven to the earth, }}}….He looks down from His Sanctuary, which is in heaven. People “yet to be created” who is “Zion”, is cast down to earth spiritually, when GOD is in the heaven… Because it is ‘Zion’ who is yet to be created. He sends rain and doing everything to bring them to birth using the two witnesses, who are in heaven… GOD’s glory too is declared by the ‘heavens”…. Please read in our web site.
He comes As angel when the covenant is broken ;…
He comes down as an Angel, or a messenger of the covenant…
Mal 3:1 Behold, I will send My messenger, and He will clear the way before Me. And Jehovah, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger ( or angel ) of the Covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He comes, says Jehovah of Hosts. }}}…. If not the covenant is broken, there is no need to mention about a covenant in this Scripture .
“Messenger” is strong’s 4397. which means 1, “AN ANGEL, ….2 ,a prophet, ….3, a priest, …4, ambassador…5, or king.”
“An angel”… who are to be like an angel before the LORD when the covenant is broken and Israel has sinned and needs to be purified as Malachi says ??? It is the ‘FEEBLE’,…whom we have proven who are the Gentiles… ( Joe 3:10, zech 12:8). The leaders cannot be feeble or weak as they are proud and have power over the sheep… these Gentiles are the ones who went and declared in Zion that they have broken the covenant…., as they were caused to witness ( Zech 11: 10-11). Even anciently, GOD sent the angel to keep them in the way and to bring them to the place which GOD Has prepared as now. ( Exo 23: 20). Also, when GOD VISITS, He also sends the angel to lead ( Exo. 32: 34). Has not the "Day of Visitation" come ??? Please read…"Day of Visitation" in our web site.
A “prophet”…. As there are no longer any prophets in Israel ( Psa 74: 9), GOD found the two witnesses to be prophets… and they are the ones who are to be as the angel of the LORD to declare the knowledge about the true GOD, so they all can worship Him… so these prophets also are the Gentiles…
“A priest” ….who are to be the priests who are appointed in the ‘LAST TIMES”.?? 1 Pet 1, 2, it is the Gentiles…
An “ ambassador”….We, the Gentiles are ambassadors for CHRIST … that is GOD… ( 2 Co 5: 20).
A “King”… .It is the Gentiles, who are to be a last time royal priesthood and kings… 1 Pe 2: 5, 9… if the poor are chosen to be in the ‘kingdom’, then they are kings.
Comes down to blow the trumpets;…
We know that the man of sin, and the beast are at war with Him. He comes to judge as Rev 19: 15 says, with the sword in His mouth, which is the Word of GOD… in Rev 17: 14 it says the beast and the ten horns who are the ten leaders as PROVEN in GOD’s church, who are at war with Him. But the called , chosen and faithful are with CHRIST , fighting these leaders.
Psa 47:5 God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet. … v 7… sing praises with “understanding”.
Whoever is given the understanding , the full knowledge only can sing. It is they who would praise, and it is the little children, who are to praise ( Psa 8: 2), and this is why CHRIST thanked the Father , that He Has hidden things from wise and have revealed to babes. “Trumpet” ….when the trumpet is to be blown, as in the war, and in the new moon, when the war with antichrists have come, GOD is doing that. The “two” silver trumpets, who would sound on the Holy mountain of GOD. ( Num 10: 2). So it is the two witnesses who would blow the trumpet for the people to come to the mountain and it happens when the new moon or the hosts of heaven are working…
ZECH 9: 14 --And the LORD shall be seen over them, and His arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south… GOD will blow the trumpet, through the solemn assembly which is appointed to blow the trumpets on the feasts …The LORD shall be seen, among ‘them’.
He comes as ‘EAGLES”..
Ho 8:1 -"Set the trumpet to your mouth! He shall come like an eagle against the house of the LORD..}}}… It is ‘GOD’ who comes as an eagle… and He comes against His own house. This is the "Day of The Lord" … and it is the ‘CLOUDY” day (Eze 30:3).
Deut 32: 11.., when the song of Moses is sung by the witnesses, GOD comes as an eagle… He bore them on the eagle’s wings when coming out of Egypt anciently, and now too… as they are again in Egypt ( Exo 19: 4.). The eagle comes from a far, and from the ends of the earth… and it is all GOD’s work ( deut 28: 49 ) Isa. 31: 5… He will shield, deliver, and will pass over. Even when He comes as an eagle, it is the Gentiles who will come for Him… since all these that are written, should be fulfilled now.
He comes as ‘fire”, whirlwind, clouds, eagles …
GOD spoke to Israel through the fire ( Deut 4: 15). He spoke to Moses through fire. Now too there is fire brought by the two witnesses. They are a type of Moses and Elijah. Elijah too brought fire to prove who the true GOD is… now also we who have the Spirit of Elijah are proving who the true GOD is, and our fire is accepted on GOD’s altar. He is to pray for famine … and the two witnesses brought famine.
Isa 66: 15 ---For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire…}}} … The ‘fire” comes from the heavens and by the two witnesses… ( Rev 11 : ).
The ‘whirlwind’ is the ‘east wind”. Please read : East wind… it comes from south east as PROVEN. so that too is the Gentiles.
Mat 24:30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the heavens. And then all the tribes of the land will wail. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and much glory.
Rev 1:7 "Behold, He comes with the clouds," and "every eye will see Him, and the ones who pierced" Him, and all the tribes of the earth "will wail on account of Him." Yes, Amen….}}}… CHRIST said, all the tribes of the land will wail when He comes… and it is fulfilled in revelation, when He comes to judge. He comes in the clouds… this is Isa. 19: 1… when they are in Egypt spiritually. Why would these tribes wail to see CHRIST ??? should not every one be happy ??? it is because He comes in the ‘clouds’ as they are the Gentiles. Including Apostle Peter denied CHRIST because of mixing up with Gentiles. Please read” “Why did Apostle Peter deny CHRIST “. Also they wail as He comes to judge them and to provoke them…
Jer 4:13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled. ..}}}… You see why they wail when CHRIST comes in clouds….? it is because they know He brings woe to them.
His chariots are clouds. He comes on the ‘cloudy’ day, which is the "Times of Gentiles"… then it is understood that the Gentiles will be working with Him. Also He comes to deliver and bring Israel out of spiritual Egypt. This is how He bore them on eagle’s wings as in the first time…as PROVEN.
Exo 19:9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever….}}}… even now, He comes on the dark and cloudy day as Eze 30: 3, which is during the "Times of Gentiles", GOD’S VOICE IS HEARD AS PROVEN . ( please read “”Thunderous voice” .
Isa 40:31 but the ones waiting for Jehovah shall renew power; they shall go up with wings as the eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not be faint!
Lam 4:19 Our pursuers were swifter than the eagles of the heavens; they hotly pursued us on the mountains; they lay in wait for us in the wilderness. }}}… All these things are done by the birds of heaven…, the two witnesses…this happens when Zion is in the wilderness as now.
Notice how GOD blessed Israel, and said that ‘IF”…. “IF”… they keep His commands and covenant, they will be blessed, but if they failed, then they will be cursed and the Gentiles will get those blessings. What is written has to be fulfilled !!!
Exo 19 V 3… Moses went up to GOD…( now the two witnesses ) they are asked to come up to clouds . (Rev 11)And they are in the ‘mountain’ as PROVEN. They are also to speak to Jacob…. The ( PCG, who has an unconverted Spirit). Have you not seen how GOD brought Israel out on eagles’ wings ?? “Bore them on eagle’s wings”, is a parable. Now, only the eagles, who are the two witnesses who are now bringing Israel out of Egypt.
When Ezekiel was shown the captivity and the sins of Jerusalem the glory of the LORD was seen… also when He Was leaving. so Ezekiel should know when GOD left them.
Eze 1:28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake. }}}…. This is to be fulfilled when Rev 10 is to take place, which is time to reveal the mystery of GOD. Now too the bow, the clouds , the rain is seen and GOD’s glory as well. So He Has come down….
Chapter 2 explains that GOD wants Ezekiel - not to be rebellious like Israel, who are like scorpions, thorns and briers etc, and to eat what GOD gives. What did GOD give Him to eat ??? it is lamentations , mourning and woe. V 10. it is the leaders who are thorns and briers. And it is Israel who are scorpions. They became thorns , briers and scorpions in judgment. This is why they are in captivity… so, to show that Ezekiel had to lament, GOD came down. Read both chapters to understand this better.
When GOD was making the covenant with Moses and elders, they say GOD’s feet as the ‘BODY OF HEAVEN IN CLEARNESS”. Now too, in judgment, which is the time to establish the new covenant, …. (as Ezekiel saw) , GOD’s feet is seen. Remember, it is the man from east, who is called to GOD’s feet. Isa 41. Now the New Jerusalem is being built as we witness. Read ( Rev 21: 11, 18, ).
Exo 24:10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. }}}… when they saw GOD, they only have seen His feet, which were like sapphire stone… , white and clear. If they saw His face, they would have written all about it. Besides, CHRIST our LORD says, no one has seen GOD. So we believe Him. GOD’s feet, prophetically, is the church as we all know. That is where the darkness is now as the church is dead. . But, the New Jerusalem, which also comes out from heaven, also is built with the sapphire stones. This is how GOD appeared to Ezekiel, when He came to show the iniquity of the sanctuary. ( Eze 1: 26- 28)….V 28… it is like the glory of GOD… Cloud, fire, etc… When GOD came and showed Himself at the beginning when Moses was present, and when it is time to end the work also GOD appeared the same way to Ezekiel to show that He Has come to judge and the end has come.
When GOD left Ezekiel, He made sure that Ezekiel would see Him leaving….
Eze 10: 1, also the same appearance with sapphire… this is the time GOD made Ezekiel to know that He is leaving the Sanctuary from the east gate… read the whole chapter. GOD made certain that Ezekiel saw all the abominations and he even punished him. The signs of GOD’s appearance are the clouds, fire, sapphire stones, rainbow, rain, thunder, voice etc which are now being fulfilled. When GOD called Israel first, also He appeared the same way and also when He was leaving them. That is through clouds, fire, thunder, voice etc.
Also, as Isa. 54 says, when it is time to redeem them, GOD also will build the sapphire stone as the foundation. Because, when GOD rebuilds Zion, He will appear in His glory. (Psa 102:16 When Jehovah shall build up Zion, He shall be seen in His glory}. That is to have the knowledge about GOD. Who can reveal to us about the GODHEAD, if not for CHRIST our LORD? This is why He Had to come and teach in the last days. Heb 1: 2.
Isa 54:11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colors, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. ..}}}… This happens, AFTER THEY WERE AFFLICTED. Then, when REBUILDING, GOD will lay the foundation with sapphires. Physically, the best sapphires are found, in Tarshish… sri lanka. Now, spiritual sapphires have founded the church of GOD. V 13 says, that happens when GOD, Himself would teach them. This is now.
As His ‘ARM”, fire whirlwind etc …
Isa 52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy “arm” in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. }}}…. Unless GOD comes down, how could He show His Holy ARM??? These are the ones who came out as v 11 says, those who come from the ends of the earth, who are the saints, who see the defiled priesthood being clothed with salvation and righteousness as written in two witnesses part 1. (Psa 132)
(They came out as GOD said in 2 Co 6: 17 – 18, and GOD received them as sons and daughters. ) . V 11 fulfills 2 Co 6: 17 -18. They are the watchmen, in the night, who sing for GOD when Zion is brought back as v 8 says.
Isa 30:30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. }}}… His voice cannot be heard unless He comes down??? This happen in His anger, as now. The tempest, the hailstones all are brought by the two witnesses.
Psa 21:9 You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your presence; Jehovah will swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them. }}}… we know He takes vengeance from Zion… it is she who is burning now as she is lamenting. Previous verse says, this happens when His right hand is working. That is the ‘arm’ of the LORD, … so CHRIST Has come down to send fire. This is what Apostle Peter said, the elements and all false doctrines will be melted away.
He comes as a tender plant …Branch
Isa 53:2 For He comes up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground; }}}… this is talking about CHRIST . He comes out of the ‘DRY” ground. Who are the “DRY” ground? It is the Gentiles, as they are the dry tree which was caused to flourish… as PROVEN in the second part of two witnesses writing. … ( Isa. 56: 3 ) He is the prophesied “Branch”, which we have proven ; it is CHRIST and the Gentiles.
V 1 says,.. the arm of the LORD… so it is the arm of the LORD, which came out of the dry ground.
Branch;… we have already proven that the Gentiles are the branch.
Isa. 4: 2, 11: 1, Isa. 60: 21 ( those who come from tarshish, the doves, the birds ), Jer 23: 5, 33: 15, This Branch comes when Joshua is present. ( Zech 3: 9). And it happens when the Gentiles are to build the temple, Zech 6: 12- 15.
This is why CHRIST said to look for the sign of the branch in the fig tree… ( Mat 24: 32), after giving the signs of the end time.
He comes as ‘thunder”
Psa 81:7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah.}}…. Thunder comes from the clouds, and whirlwind and He is thundering now to give spiritual revelation as PROVEN . ( read:Heavens declare )
There are many writings about thunder in our web site. The thunderous voice comes when the heavens are working and when the lions are roaring as PROVEN.
When CHRIST called and gave the commission to the apostles to cast out devils and heal the sicknesses, He called two apostles (Apostle James and Apostle John ), “Boanerges” which means “sons of THUNDER”. Now, spiritually, the two witnesses are casting out the devils and healing the sickness in Zion. They are the sons of thunder now. Now spiritually, the book of Apostle James and the revelation which Apostle John wrote are taking place as it is the time for thunder.
He comes to KNOCK… with the VOICE
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. ..}}}…. When the Laodicean era comes, CHRIST is at the door… HE HAS COME DOWN, .. He is knocking and He is sending His voice… that is why He says “If any man HEAR”… one cannot hear His voice, unless He is speaking. One cannot knock, unless at the door. Then, He says, if one opens, he can sup with Him... CHRIST said, only in the kingdom, He will drink new wine and will eat… and the new wine is being offered to all those who heard His voice. The ‘supper’ is the meal at ‘night’. So He Has come in the night. And that is the time which we live now, as He has come in the night. We are eating with Him and drinking new wine. It is not after the Laodicean era which He comes, but during.
CHRIST said “to invite the poor and the blind and the lame etc” ( Luke 14: 12 – 14, 21 ). He said, if you do so, then you will be in the resurrection of the ‘just’. It is because the invited did not come, the poor and lame are called and they did not have any other work, so they heard and accepted the invitation and came to the supper. The rich had their own works. This is what it means to “BEAR YOUR CROSS” (V 27). (Bearing cross means to deny oneself, exposure to death, the atonement of CHRIST ”. It is the Gentiles who are called to suffer for CHRIST ’s sake as PROVEN .
“I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come”….}}}… As said above, when GOD called, NONE ANSWERED. He knocks , WHILE THE Laodicean era exists,….That means He came when Joshua is the high priest. He came to judge him. This also means, GOD’s voice is heard, during the Laodicean era. Not after, but while the church is lukewarm and blind.
When you hear His voice, which comes from the ‘CLOUDS”, you open the door for Him. Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts… we know it is the Laodiceans who have hardened their hearts. This is why He Has come to knock and is sending His voice. One should hear His voice while it is heard . ( Psa 95:7-8, Heb 3: 7 – 8, 15, 4: 7 ).
Rev 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him:
1Th 4:17 Then we who remain alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to a meeting with the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. }}}.. and He comes on the cloudy day… which is the "Times of Gentiles". There are some already in the clouds, and it is the two witnesses. ( just as Apostle John was asked to come up , they were asked to come up as well. ) As ‘clouds”, we know that He Has come. If not, we cannot write these writings.