I been again weighing out the word of the LORD. I am always drawing to Him by questions, knowing He really never gives me a full answer. Just enough of an answer to keep me questioning. 25 years ago I was pushing in hard before the LORD concerning the last days and what He had planned for the end time harvest. I felt He told me He was going to raise up John the baptized ministry again.
As time went by I read a sermon from another Prophet that pretty well said what the LORD told me 25 years ago. As time moved on I heard a sermon from another man of God and he said that God has setting aside Prophets that He is training for the last days harvest. He called them 'wilderness Prophets/Protheses'
Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matt 13:36-43
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Matthew 24:14
I so much have looked at those scriptures and the LORD showed me how alone on facebook I have preached the gospel of salvation by being born again of Spirit and water through baptism in Jesus name. My unsaved earthly family have been preached to and they know what is required to get into the kingdom of heaven.
Let me again press on concerning the harvest ... "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: ... Acts 2:16-20
The day of Pentecost was not a complete fulfillment of Joel's prophecy, because it was not an outpouring upon "all flesh" for we know the Spirit was NOT yet poured upon the gentiles. Also the massive "blood and fire" judgements in the prophecy did not come to pass at that time. So a question would be "Are we in the VERY last days now?" And if we are we can obviously expect the absolute FULNESS of Joel's prophecy to come to pass in our day.
That is not all that Peter said that needs to come to pass "... Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3:21
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. Matt. 17:11
This "restitution of all things,", according to Scripture is mainly the task of a certain class of ministry: The "Elijahs" of God. We have to remember that there have been at least 3 men of God who have already walked under this mighty 'Elijah' anointing - Elijah himself, Elisha, and John the Baptist. Jesus did say, "Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things."In Jesus days John came preparing the way and I feel in these last days there will again arise an mightily anointing upon them that have separated themselves from the world in their hearts and they shall "prepare the way of the Lord" before His return.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. Malachi 4:5,6
As scriptures teaches that "great and dreadful day of the LORD" is the day of His wrath upon humankind.
Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Acts 2:33-35
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. Hebrews 10:12,13
Can I say Jesus can not return until His enemies have been defeated? Would it be safe to say when end times Elijahs arise they will be involved in enacting this defeat upon Jesus enemies in these last days; Just as John rebuked and reproofed the religious leaders and Governments of his days.
If one takes some time and studies the word of the LORD one will see that in the last days that there will be a increasing of natural disasters and turmoil in the world. False doctrine and prophets shall arise and take many away and subtle but powerful deception and demonic seduction in the church.
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; .... 1 Timothy 4:1
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first ...." 2 Thessalonians 2:3
All of this is happening already ... many are not following after the Spirit of the LORD. They live in the flesh and are always defeated by the devil. They speak His word but they love the world.
Because the word "church" is not mentioned any more after chapter 4 in the book of Revelation many teach the rapture has happended. I know that teaching does not line up with His word but feel the reason the word 'church' is nor mentioned cause Jesus did what He said He would do " 16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." Revelation 3:16
The church is now called 'saints' in Revelation "...And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations." Revelation 13:7
"He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints." Revelation 13:10
"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Revelation 14:12
"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." Revelation 12:11
So many that teach end times forgets one thing "Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time." That wrath will be upon the saints of the most high for the devil knows his time is short. This will be a time of 'great tribulation' and this persecution of the saints will bring out the Elijahs.'
The Old Testament clearly shows God always brings great mercy before He brings great judgement. To do otherwise would be to totally against His nature and character. We must know we are expected to face 'great tribulation' these lasts days and after these 'great tribulations' shall come 'the dreadful day of the LORD!'
However grace and truth shall come first through His end time saints as He will pour His Holy Ghost 'upon all flesh' a time of great mercy a time of tremendous worldwide outpouring with signs and wonders beyond our heart's desires a movement led by His 'Elijahs' - the most anointed ministries that have ever walked the earth, just as His word prophecies.