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The Mystery of the Restrainer

          This is a vision I had in October of 2021. The vision was brief but answered an important question I had about the restrainer mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2. Here is the passage.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

          The two prevailing beliefs about the restrainer is that it must be either the Church or Holy Spirit. This is what the Lord showed me in this vision.

          In a time of prayer I saw this brief vision play out in front of me, it only lasted for about 15 to 20 seconds or so but it was very clear.

          I saw an angel facing away from me staring at a peculiar looking object. I was standing slightly behind the angel and to his left. He was wearing a robe that fell to his feet. The robe he wore was a brilliant color, or maybe a multi color that I am not familiar with. The robe had a thick gold band around the entire edge of it. The angel did not look to the right or left. I could only see part of the left side of his face but I could see he was intent on this object that was suspended in the air in front of him. He was bout 6 ft. tall. His gaze was fixed on this peculiar object and his expression was very serious, and very fierce.

          This object was approximately 18 inches tall, about 3 feet wide, and 4 to 6 inches thick. much like the shape of a very large domino. It was suspended in the air about 3 feet off the ground. It was rounded on the edges, tan colored, and had some inscription or stamp on it that reminded me of a wax seal stamp or a carving. It almost looked mechanical. I did not understand the inscription on the object.

          Directly behind this object, about 15 feet back, was a wall of many contorted and angry faces that I knew were demons. They were acting like racehorses in the starting gate, eager to run. There was a lot of screaming, clamoring, rage, and great noise coming from this wall of demons. The angel paid no attention to the demonic horde, only the object in front of Him.

          I then perceived that the object was some kind of seal or memorial that had to do with the number of the gentiles being fulfilled. (Romans 11:25) As I watched the angel staring intently at this object, the object began to disintegrate. First, little pieces like fine dust or sand began to fall from the object to the ground, much like sand from an hourglass. As this began to fall in more volume, the angel turned his back on it and walked quickly away. The object then collapsed completely into dust on the ground and the demonic horde came raging forth.

          That was the end of the vision.

I believe this angel to be the restrainer. He is assigned to the specific task of holding back the demonic forces to be unleashed during the tribulation until the number of the gentiles is complete.

          We are currently in the time when the first bits of sand begin to fall. The number of the gentiles is almost fulfilled. We must strengthen ourselves for what is coming. We will not escape the tribulation. We will not be raptured before it starts as I believed for 33 years. We must strengthen ourselves for what is coming.

There are two more important visions of end times that the Lord gave me in this season that will help give some insight into end time events:

The Mystery of the Seventh Trumpet

The Mystery of the Golden Censer

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JC

The Mystery of the Golden Censer.

This is a follow-up post to The Mystery of the Seventh Trumpet.  I do not wish to teach anything unbiblical, nor do I want to be a stumbling block to anyone. I had no understanding of these things before the Lord showed this to me in a series of visions and revelations by His Spirit. Please read this prayerfully. I am a man, and I can make mistakes. However, I have yet to disprove any of this from scripture, but I have found many things to confirm it. I would not be posting this if I was unsure about what the Lord showed me. There are other things He has shown me I have yet to understand, but these things were made very clear to me. Trust the Spirit in you.

The Lord continues to give me details about near future events. The constant themes in all these encounters are the need for humility in the Body of Christ, the urgency to prepare for the great tribulation and a changed perspective on God Himself.

            We are far too familiar with a God we barely know. The revelation of Jesus Christ to the world is at hand, and no one is ready for what is coming. Truthfully, no one will be. The mystery of the gospel is being revealed in all its manifold glory, and we are privileged to participate.

These things came to me over several days in August 2021. Here are the few things I am clear about.

            I had seen glimpses in my Spirit of a huge being that was human-like but shaped a little different. He held what appeared to be a big bowling ball hanging from a thick short chain. I realized later this being was an angel. He was very thick and wide with a round muscular belly. He held the chain a few links from the end in his left hand at about waist level. With his right hand, he held up the other end of the chain with the big ball about shoulder high. He was swinging it back and forth. Thick billowing smoke poured off the big ball as he swung it back and forth.

This image kept coming back to me for days. Every time I would go to pray, I would see it for a few seconds, but it was like looking through some filter that made things blurry and nondescript. This blurry filter, combined with the thick smoke, prevented me from seeing many details. Then, the Lord told me to read over Revelation again. When I got to Chapter 8:3, my eyes were opened.

Revelation 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the Earth, and there were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.

            As soon as I read this, the Lord gave me an understanding that it was this angel I saw in my vision. I then had another vision and got a clearer glimpse at this angel. This time the blurry filter was off, and I could now see everything in color and clarity.

This angel is a big fellow! I could not estimate his height reasonably because there was nothing familiar to compare it to. Still, a conservative guess would be 8 to 10 ft. tall, possibly much taller. He was thick and wide, heavily muscled, and barefoot. He was bald and had an enormous round belly corded with muscle but not shaped exactly like a man. His skin was glowing white and reflected the fire from the alter. For some reason, I noticed he didn’t have a belly button either. As soon as I thought that, I understood that a belly button is the mark of a son of man. DUH!

            He was dressed only with something around his waist that fell just below mid-thigh. The ball and chain I was seeing was the golden censer. At first, I couldn’t see that it was gold or had a hole at the top because of all the smoke pouring off it.

            The angel was standing before an alter and would keep leaving and returning. When he returned, he would hold up the smoking censer, and the Father would smell the smoke. I couldn’t see the Father’s face, it was somehow obscured, but I could tell what He was doing.

         Somehow, I knew that the censer contained specific prayers for the last great outpouring, as we call it. Heaven calls it something else, but I have yet to discern what that is. The censer had to be filled until it gave off a specific aroma. I am not sure what smell God is looking for, but I understood that the scent also has a particular name. He kept smelling it every time the angel would bring it back, testing it, like a chef would taste a dish to see if it is just right. I knew by the Spirit that this is what is happening right now, in Heaven, as I write this. December 2021. Then I saw the future.

            God smelled the censer, and it was finally pleasing to Him. He gave the big angel a command which I did not understand. The angel then stepped up to the alter and dragged the golden censer through the alter, scooping up hot coals. The censer was now on fire and was no longer smoking. It looked like it was dripping with lava.

The angel then turned and squared himself off, looking at the Earth. The view was similar to what the Earth looks like from the moon, only closer. With one big swing, the angel threw that censer at the Earth. When it hit, it exploded into many little balls of fire covering the planet. As I watched these little fireballs be distributed around the Earth, He showed me what this means.

          The little fireballs from the exploded censer are specific anointings or mantles. This is not an outpouring of the Spirit as we would understand it and it is not like any “move of God” previously known. These mantles are specifically for the empowerment of the Elect. The Elect being all those alive during the great tribulation. These mantles are the lavish gifts He pours out on the bride just before she meets the Bridegroom.

         There will be so many of these mantles on the Earth that not even half of them will be used or even needed during the great tribulation. It is just more of God’s extravagant love poured out for us. Many will pick up a mantle, use it for the purpose God intended, then pick up another. Some will carry many mantles. Each time a person carries a mantle, the mystery of the gospel becomes clearer to them and clearer to all they minister to. The fire from these mantles helps to reveal the mysteries of who God is. His character, His great love, His divine purpose.

God is doing this with apostles and prophets worldwide right now in measure. Still, using the mantles brings a much clearer and more precise revelation of who He is. Words can’t describe some of the things that will be revealed.

          The Lord showed me that all these prayers in the golden censer are being prayed the best we know as we are shrouded in smoke. The smoke represents deception but also a divine mystery. It keeps getting thicker and deeper, overall, prayer gets less and less effective throughout the Earth, yet with God’s help, we somehow successfully invite Him to His own Son’s wedding. He keeps smelling the invitation (smoke from the censer) until it has the aroma He likes, and then He “RSVP’s” with the mantles. I laughed out loud and cried for joy when He showed me this.

          You have heard the expression, “where there is smoke, there is fire?” The Lord showed me that much smoke means the fire is going out (much mystery). He reminded me of Isaiah 42

“A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth. He will not fail nor be discouraged, Till He has established justice in the Earth; And the coastlands shall wait for His law.”

          Just like I couldn’t tell what the great ball and chain was because of the smoke, the Church doesn’t know who she is because the fire is going out. The gospel has been shrouded in mystery because of doctrines of men, doctrines of devils, and the preaching and teaching of a self-serving gospel. We have all been guilty to some degree. We have become an itchy-eared, divided people. Every denomination is foolishly prideful of its doctrines and practices while thinking less of those with other beliefs. We are working against the very Peace of God that brings the unity of faith and strengthens the body of Christ.

          The Church is almost entirely unaware of her blindness, but the lights are getting ready to come on!

          One of the constant themes that keeps getting emphasized to me in these encounters is that none of us understand but a little piece of this great mystery. I was so broken when God began revealing to me the errors in my beliefs and the doctrines that I was taught and defended for decades. I felt like I had been deceived, and I had, by my own heart. I saw the error and arrogance in myself and the Church. At first, I despised those who taught me and held them responsible for my twisted beliefs. It turned my world upside down for a while. Then the weight of what He was showing me humbled me to tears and repentance.

          I now see that the one issue God was putting His finger on was my pride and the pride of the Church. It is the unpardonable sin spoken of in Mathew 12, which we have all misunderstood. He has had his finger on that passage for years, trying to get me to see. I couldn’t see for the smoke. In these encounters with the Lord, He has given me an understanding of the unpardonable sin, which I will write and teach in detail very soon.

          Unless pride is dealt with, we will not be able to function with kingdom authority on the Earth. There will be no rewards for any accomplishments for the prideful at the judgment seat of Christ. This is what He meant when He said this sin would not be forgiven in this age or the age to come.

          God actively works against pride, and no matter how glorious our accomplishments for the Kingdom, if we don’t sanctify Him during those accomplishments in the sight of people, we will be lightly esteemed in His sight. This happened to Moses, preventing him from entering the promised land on Earth. It keeps us from the full authority of the Kingdom of God on Earth. Oh, we are citizens of the Kingdom and have kingdom rights, just no authority to speak of.

          It hit me when the Lord showed me the mystery of the seventh trumpet. I realized how prideful I was, defending a pre-tribulation position that was a plan of Satan to render much of the Church ineffective in the great tribulation. I saw that man’s need to be “right” can make him miss righteousness altogether. I noticed that when I am conscious of the failings and sins of others, there are things in my heart that are not right.

Without humility, the smoke gets really thick! So thick that we can look into the mirror of God’s word and not be able to see ourselves clearly. Pride puts a smoke screen on the mystery of who we are in Christ.

          We can no longer allow ourselves to stumble over what people are “not.” We must celebrate who God created them to be and teach them to embrace that reality. We must honor their journey and help them along the way. We can’t do it with finger pointing and blame shifting. Only loving God and people with our lives and sharing the truth of who He is will set people free, and we can’t even do that unless He helps us with it.

          These are the things I am clear on. Time will tell if I am a false prophet or not. The time is short, so we will know soon.

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Your Unsearchable Heart

            I am completely blown away by the things the Lord is showing me in this season. While reading Proverbs 25 the Lord began to confirm some things that He was showing me about how He thinks and how He loves. This is the passage He unvealed to me.

Proverbs 25:2-3 It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.
As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable.

            While meditating on this I thought to myself, “We are kings and priests unto our God.” (Rev. 1:6) I began to meditate on the fact that God has made our hearts unsearchable by men. Then I said out loud, “Our hearts are unsearchable by everyone but you Lord.”

            He then spoke to me, “No Jack, I have purposely made your heart unsearchable by everyone, even Me.” I could hear joy in His voice when He said this. So much, that joy got on me! I said, “Lord show me what you mean by this, I do not understand. I remember scripture that says you search the hearts and minds of men.” (Jer.17:10)

            The Lord began to elaborate, “I have made you a sovereign being with a free will. When you choose Me and accept the sacrifice of My Son, I lay aside My foreknowledge in favor of unravelling the mystery of who you are in relationship. The moment you make Christ your Lord, you become this mysterious new creature. My offspring, born of My Spirit.

            I have given you my written Word, My spoken Word, and My living Word to help you pursue the mystery of who I Am. I would never ask you to do anything that I have not done or am willing to do. Your heart is revealed to Me as you pursue Me. The only way I can know your heart is if you reveal it to me. This is why faith pleases me. I love a mystery and it is My glory to conceal man’s heart and my glory to search it out.”

            God does not always use His foreknowledge, at least not all the time. He will choose relationship over His foreknowledge every time. He loves the spontaneity, the anticipation, the surprises of growing in intimacy with His children. I see His heart toward us so much clearer now. My understanding of His love has multiplied because of this simple truth.

            Our heart is a mystery even to God Himself. He made it this way for His good pleasure. This may be the most profound thing I have discovered about His nature and His love. While thinking about the implications of this I realized that we have the ability to surprise God! That is nuts! While thinking about this He spoke to me again, and this blew me away even more!

“I gave you creativity so I could be surprised at how you love Me and serve Me with it.”

            His people are so glorious and so precious in His sight that we have not even begun to understand. I am so humbled and so excited about this I can hardly contain myself!

            It is our journey but it is His work, and it is a marvelous mystery!

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JC