“A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; our Helper He amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing. For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; his craft [sorcery] and power are great; and armed with cruel hate, on earth is not his equal.
Did we in our own strength confined, our striving would be losing; were not the Right Man on our side, the Man of God’s Own choosing. Dost ask Who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He; Lord Sabaoth His Name, from age to age the SAME, and He must WIN the battle.
And though this world with devils filled, should threaten to undo us, WE WILL NOT FEAR, for God hath Willed His Truth to TRIUMPH through us. The prince of darkness grim, we tremble NOT for him; his rage we can endure, for lo! his DOOM IS SURE; one little Word shall fell him.
That WORD above all earthly powers, no thanks to them abideth; the SPIRIT and the GIFTS are ours THROUGH HIM who WITH US sideth; let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also; the body they may kill, but God’s TRUTH abideth still, HIS KINGDOM is forever!” ~Martin Luther (1529), Frederic Henry Hedge (1853)
Don’t remember the evil; remember God our Father and the finished work of the Cross of Christ Jesus! God willed His Truth to TRIUMPH through us! ONE little Word fells the enemy: Jesus! The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is our Mighty Fortress! The Holy Spirit in you is GREATER than any antichrist spirit in this world! Do not take sides on earth; take Jesus who sides with God our Father! We tremble because God’s Word, the Sharp Sword of the Spirit, and resurrection Life and Spirit within when the Word abides in in as we abide in Christ, is SOOOOOO POWERFUL! Put on the WHOLE armor of God and take the FULL armor of Christ Light, Holy Spirt and fire to surround you and be within you; put on the Lord Jesus Christ, baptized INTO Christ; Christ formed in you by the HOLY Spirit (Galatians 3:23-4:19); clothe yourself with glorified Christ Jesus (Ephesians 6:10-19; Romans 13:11-14; Revelation 3:2-22; Ephesians 2:13-5:14; Colossians 3:1-17).
“Thus says the Lord:
“Heaven is My Throne
and the earth is My footstool;
what is the house which you would build for me,
[your living body made the new temple for God] and what is the place of my rest?
All these things MY Hand has made,
and so all these things are Mine,
says the Lord.
But this is the man to whom I will look,
he that is humble and contrite in spirit,
and trembles at My Word.
“He who slaughters an ox is like him who kills a man;
he who sacrifices a lamb, like him who breaks a dog’s neck;
he who presents a cereal offering, like him who offers swine’s blood;
he who makes a memorial offering of frankincense, like him who blesses an idol.
These have chosen their own ways,
and their soul delights in their abominations;
I also will choose affliction for them,
and bring their fears upon them;
because, when I called, no one answered,
when I spoke they did not listen;
but they did what was evil in my eyes,
and chose that in which I did not delight.”
But The Lord Vindicates those who:
Hear the Word of the Lord,
you who tremble at his Word:
“Your brethren who hate you
and cast you out for my name’s sake
have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified,
that we may see your joy’;
but it is they who shall be put to shame.
“Hark, an uproar from the city!
A Voice from the temple!
The Voice of the Lord,
rendering recompense to his enemies!
“Before she was in labor
she gave birth;
before her pain came upon her
she was delivered of a son.
Who has heard such a thing?
Who has seen such things?
Shall a land be born in one day? [we are the Bride who have the Bridegroom; a new City where Christ abides within; in the new State of Christ when Governed by Christ, led by the HOLY Spirit, born again OF God’s Government that ever increases and NEVER ENDS, as more and more COME under the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Word of God, doing the Will of God on earth as it is in heaven, yielding to be led by the Spirit of God]
Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment? [we are a holy nation in Christ under God our Father]
For as soon as… in labor [oh those in travail who REFUSE to come to Christ Jesus and be reconciled with God our Father to receive the Spirit and fire needed to TRANSFORM]
brought forth… [the Son of Righteousness with healing wings]
Bring to the birth and… brought forth? [James 1:16-18; 2 Corinthians 3:1-18, 5:16-18]
says the Lord;
shall I, who cause to bring forth, shut the womb?
says your God.
“Rejoice with [the New City; the Bride who makes herself ready; full of fire, oil, and eyes to see of the sevenfold HOLY Spirit of God], and be glad for her,
all you who love her;
rejoice with her in joy,
all you who mourn over her;
that you may suck and be satisfied
with her consoling breasts;
that you may drink deeply with delight
from the abundance of her glory [River of Water of Life from the Throne out of glorified Christ in God we take WITHOUT PRICE for Jesus paid IN FULL for you to COME].”
For thus says the Lord:
“Behold, I will extend prosperity to her like a river,
and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream;
and you shall suck, you shall be carried upon her hip,
and dandled upon her knees.
As one whom his mother comforts,
so I will comfort you [Holy Spirit IS the Comforter and Help from Above];
you shall be comforted [in the New City, the Bride, the Church: the one Body and one Spirit of God: Christ Jesus! the FULLNESS of the Godhead found in CHRIST JESUS so come to FULLNESS of Life and Spirit in Christ in the Word of God made flesh and now IN SPIRIT; arise, shine, for your LIGHT has come and the glory of the Lord is rising upon you].
The Reign AND Indignation of God
You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice [thrill],
your bones shall flourish like the grass;
and it shall be known that the Hand of the Lord is WITH His servants,
and his indignation is AGAINST his enemies.
“For behold, the Lord will come in fire,
and his chariots like the stormwind [He makes His angels winds and His ministering servants flames of fire Hebrews 1:7; Psalm 104:4],
to render his anger in fury,
and his rebuke with flames of fire.
For by fire will the Lord execute judgment [TRUE justice; TRUE righteousness, perfect and holy and pure; not as the world defines but as the God Almighty Eternal Father of Righteousness],
and by his sword, upon all flesh;
and those slain by the Lord shall be many.
“Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one in the midst [counterfeit christs under the father of lies, under the activity of satan, antichrist spirit] eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and mice, shall come to an end together, says the Lord [those who MIX paganism and world religions and doctrines of man and demons with the True Way of Jesus to the Father; the Pure Truth of God our Father [Jesus], and the resurrection Life of Jesus [those who accept Jesus as just another man, deny the crucified, died, buried, risen, ascended, glorified Christ Jesus at the Right Hand of God our Father, Who prays as High Priest forever in the order of Melchizedek, for God our Father to send you another Counselor, Comforter, Helper, Help-Mate, Teacher, Counsel, Advocate, Powerful fire Power, River of Water of Life, the Spirit of the Lord, Wisdom, Understanding, Might, Revelatory Knowledge of God and his glory of Christ, Reverential Awe of God and his Lamb, even the Spirit of Truth, that the WORLD cannot receive for it neither HEARS, SEES, RECEIVES, or KNOWS Jesus who manifests himself to you but NOT TO THE WORLD, but if you love God and his Word, Will, and Spirit, the Father and Son will come and make their HOME in you (John 14:21-23) when resurrected Jesus takes you to HIMSELF; to the place prepared IN CHRIST in Spirit where those sanctified by FAITH sanctified by the Spirit have a place (Acts 26:18); seated WITH Christ in heavenly places; having CONQUERED unbelief in God and HIS Lamb, and conquered belief in the world system of beliefs (Ephesians ch2; Revelation ch 2-3].
“For I know their works and their thoughts, and I am coming to gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and shall see my glory [only Christ can UNVEIL you to see, behold, the glory of the Lord and be CHANGED, transformed, from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who IS the SPIRIT], and I will set a sign among them. And from them I will send survivors to the nations… who draw the bow…to the coastlands afar off, that have not heard my fame or seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the nations. And they shall bring all your brethren from all the nations [races, peoples, tongues, tribes] as an offering to the Lord [our living bodies filled, flooded, overflowing with the Holy Spirit and fire within FROM GOD James 1:17-18; 1 Cor 3:16, 6:19; 2 Cor 13:5; Romans 12:1; Hebrews 12:1-29]…to my holy mountain [in Christ Jesus], says the Lord, just as the Israelites brought their cereal offering in a clean vessel to the house of the Lord. And some of them also I will take for priests, says the Lord.
“For as the new heavens and the new earth
which I will make
shall remain before Me, says the Lord;
so shall your descendants and your name remain.
From new moon to new moon,
and from sabbath to sabbath,
all flesh shall come to worship before Me,
says the Lord.
“And they shall go forth and look on the dead bodies of the men that have rebelled against Me; for their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh” ~Isaiah 66