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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. I had no understanding of this before the Lord showed these things 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 not sure about what the Lord was showing 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 themes that are constant with all these encounters is the need for humility in the Body of Christ, the urgency to prepare for 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 on.

            I had been seeing glimpses in my spirit of a huge being with what looked like a big bowling ball hanging from a thick short chain. This being was shaped similar to a man. 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 and was swinging it back and forth. Thick billowing smoke poured off the big ball as he swung it. He was hard to see clearly through all the smoke.

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, at the Lords instruction, I was reading over Revelation again and got to Chapter 8:3.

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 understanding that it was this angel I was seeing 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 with clarity. This angel is a big fella! I could not get a good estimation on his height because there was nothing there that was familiar to compare it with, but a conservative guess would be 8 to 10 ft. tall, possibly much taller. He was thick and wide, heavily muscled, and barefoot, He had a round belly that was corded with muscle but he was not shaped exactly like a man. For some reason I noticed he didn’t have a belly button either. As soon as I thought that, I understood that a bellybutton is the mark of a son of man.

            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 that it 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 Fathers face, it was somehow obscured, but I could tell what He was doing.

         Somehow, I knew that the censer was for 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. Not sure yet what the smell is that God is looking for, but I did understand that the smell has a specific name as well. 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. This is what is happening right now, in Heaven, as I write this. 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 fiery coals on 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 a multitude of little balls of fire that covered the planet. As I watched these little fireball be distributed around the earth, He showed me what this means.

          The little fire balls 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 that 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. 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 those they minister to. The fire from these mantles helps to reveal the mystery of who God is. His character, His great love, His divine purpose. God is doing this with prophets around the world right now, but the use of the mantles bring a much clearer and more precise revelation of who He is. Words can’t describe some of the things that will be revealed.

          All these prayers in the golden censer are being prayed the best we know how as we are shrouded in smoke. The smoke represents deception, but also divine mystery. It keeps getting thicker and deeper, effective prayer gets less and less throughout the earth, and yet with God’s help we somehow manage to successfully invite Him to His own Son’s wedding. He keeps smelling the invitation (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 can’t tell who she is because the fire is going out and 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 being foolishly prideful of their 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 completely 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. When God began revealing to me the errors in my beliefs and the doctrines that I was taught and defended for decades, I was so broken. I felt like I had been deceived, and I had. By my own heart. I saw the error, the arrogance in myself, and in the church. At first, I began to despise those that taught me and held them responsible for my twisted beliefs. It really 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 issues God was putting His finger on was my own pride. It is the unpardonable sin spoke 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 understanding on 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 and 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 will 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 is what happened to Moses. It prevented him from entering the promised land on earth. It’s what keeps us from the full authority of the Kingdom of God on earth. Oh, we are citizens of the Kingdom, and we have kingdom rights, just no authority to speak of..

          When the Lord showed me the mystery of the seventh trumpet it hit me. I realized how prideful I was, defending a pre-tribulation position that was actually 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 saw that when I am conscious of the failings and sins of others that there are things in my own 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 can’t do it with finger pointing and blame shifting. Only loving God and people with our life 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.

It is our journey, but it is His work.

We must lay our God given sovereignty at His feet and relinquish our right to say no to Him.

We can do nothing of ourselves.

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JC