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Angels On Assignment

ByCharlesandFrancesHunter,astoldbyRolandBuck(1979)
TABLEOFCONTENTS:
WhoIsRolandBuck?
AWordFromtheWifeofRolandBuck
Chapter1Encounter
Possiblythequestionsmostoftenaskedare..."HowdidithappenthatGodchoseyou?""Wasitthroughdeephungeronyourpart?""Wasit
throughprayerandfasting?"Iwouldhonestlyhavetosay..."Idon'tknow!Ifallshortinalloftheseareas!"
Chapter2GoodNewsForYouandYourFamily
Aboutthreeo'clockinthemorning,Iwasabruptlyawakenedwhensomeonegraspedmyarmsandsatmerightupinbed!Doyouknow...thatif
evenonememberofyourfamilyislivingforGod,eachindividualmemberishighlyfavored?Thatagreathostofangelshasbeenassignedtobring
thesehighlyfavoredpeopletoGod?Theyhaveorderstolistentonoobjections,buttohastenindividualstoapointofchoice?Ifapersonchooses
thewrongway,theangelswillbeginthecyclealloveragain?
Chapter3MinistryofAngels
ThelightflippedonandIsawwhatappearedtobetwoofthelargestmenIhadeverseen!Strongcurrentsofradiationpulsatedfromthem.Istarted
tofall,butwassteadiedbythestronghandofthesesevenfootplusbeings.ITSOUNDEDLIKEHESAID,"IAMGABRIEL,"butitcouldn'tbe...he
hasnotbeenseenforcenturies.AmIreallyseeingthingsorISHEREALLYHERE...INMYHOME?
Chapter4MyVisittotheThroneRoom
ThechainofstrangehappeningsinmylifedatebacktoJanuary21,1977,whenIbecameGod'sguest.Idiscoveredhewantstobetreatedlikea
friend.Hiswordstome..."Relax,Ialreadyknowyou,"havechangedmylife.Whenhesaid,"Idon'trecordfailure,"heopenedadoorofhopeforall
mankind.
Chapter5SequeltotheThroneRoom
Wouldyousay...Thirtycorrectpredictionsoutofonehundredisphenomenal?...Howabout120outof120?...Godnevermisses.Thatiswhyyou
canrelywhollyonhim....GodtoldmethePopehasnomoreinfluencewithhimthantheleastofhissaints,andhasnogreaterprivileges,but
becausehisinfluencewithmanisgreat,hischoiceisGod'sconcern.Therefore,inordertohelpintherestorationofhisfragmentedbody,Godhad
chosenamannamedKarolWojtylaofPoland.Dateofprediction:January21,1977...Dateoffulfillment:October16,1978,PopeJohnPaulII.
Chapter6God'sPriorities
Queenie,that'smydog...apurebredGreatDane...quietly"woofed"asshepressedherwetnoseagainstmyface.Thetimewas2AM.Iknew
whatwasupbynow.Thisisthewaysherousesmewhenshebecomesawarethatangelicvisitorsareinthehouse....Filledagainwithaweand
wonder,IlistenedasGabrielstressedseventhingsofutmostimportancetoGod.Prioritiesthattheworldmusthear...
Chapter7HeTastedDeath
Onetimeastheangelsministeredtome,GodallowedmetoseeJesusasthesacrificedlamb...Myheartbroke...Asthispanoramaoftruthpassed
beforeme,Isawhimasthelamblyingthereindeath....ThenIsawthelittlelambslowlystarttorise,andasitroseup,itbecameamightyramwith
sevenhornsuponitsheadandithadseveneyes..."Youhaveseenhimdieasthelamb,nowseehimashearosethegreatconqueror,with
completepowerinheavenandearthgiventohim."
Chapter8YouAreCovered(Atonement)
Isatgluedtomychair...unabletomove...ThesamedivineradiancewhichglowedfromMoses'faceafterfortydayswithGod,multipliedahundred
timesfromaneternityinGod'spresence,streamedfromGabriel'sbeingandliterallyengulfedme...Hiswordandhistouchbroughtbackmy
strength.Icried...andyou,too,willcryasyoudiscoverthebeautyofthismessagehebroughtdirectlyfromGod'sbigheart!
Chapter9God'sWarningSignals
IthappenedinbroaddaylighttheSaturdaybeforeChristmas...ThedoorofmychurchofficeopenedandonceagainGod'shighestangelhadcome
withaspecialwordfromGod...Remember,ifyoufeelnumbandcoldinsideandit'saweightandaburdenforyoutothink,"Here'sanotherweek
andIhavetogotochurch.Idon'twanttofailGod,butit'sachorethereisnoexcitementinmyspirituallife,"WATCHOUT!
Chapter10WhenGodSaysThanks!
Hiseyeswerelikedeep,glowingembers,hisvoiceresonantandclearthisgiantangelashetoldmeabout"TheBeliever'sJudgment."My
heartleapedwhenIheardhimsay,"THEBELIEVER'SJUDGMENTISNOTADARKNIGHTTHROUGHWHICHHEMUSTPASSBEFOREHE
BREAKSOUTINTOGOD'SETERNALDAY,BUTADAYINWHICHGODHASCHOSENTOSAYTHANKSTOHISPEOPLE."
Chapter11MissionPhilippines
Aboutfourinthemorning,thelightcameoninmyroom,andIopenedmyeyes...Thereweretwocotsintheroom.Iwassleepinginone,andwhen
Ilookedoverattheemptyone,IsawGabrielsittingthere."Howdidyoufindmehere?""Wedidn'thaveanytroublefindingyou,becausewe
arrangedforyoutobehere!"Gabrielreplied.
Chapter12MichaelandHisAngels
IheardloudnoisesdownstairsveryearlyoneMondaymorning...IwillneverforgetthesightinmylivingroomasIwenttoinvestigate...Angelic
warfarewasbeingdirectedfrommyhomeastheCommandpost...thisattackwasseriousenoughforMichael,theleaderofallwarringangels,to
appearonthescene.(Additionalangelmaterialaddedinthischapter)

Chapter13AngelsOnAssignment
Whatdidangelsdobetweenthosetimesofrecordedappearances...didtheyrest...orwhathappenedtothem?"Wearebusyallthetime
scatteringGod'senemiesandputtingthepiecesofhisplantogether...IcommandedaheavenlyarmywithordersfromGodtopushthewallsof
Jerichointotheground...andwedid!"That'swhatChrioni,thegreatwarringangel,toldme...andmore!
Chapter14HeisComingAgain!
AsIthinkofthereturnofJesus,IrememberwhatGabrielsaid,"Therehasneverbeensuchexcitementandactivityinthecourtsofheavensince
Jesuscamethefirsttime,asthereisrightnow!"
Chapter15InClosingCharles&FrancesHunter
PastorBucklookeddown.Gabriel'sfeetwereaboutfourinchesoffthefloor!...ThenhelookedatCyprion'sfeet,andtheywereabouteighteen
inchesoffthefloor....Thenhelookedathisownfeet,andtohisutteramazement,theywerealsoabouteighteeninchesoffthefloor!
Chapter16IntheBeginning
Asthebookgoesintoitsthirdprintingbeforetheendoftwomonths,wewonderedwhyGodhadleftthesevenemptypagesattheendofthebook.
Nowweknow!
ScriptureQuotationsaretakenfrom:
Unlessotherwiseindicated,allScripturequotationsaretakenfromtheHolyBible,NewLivingTranslation(NLT),copyright1996.Usedby
permissionofTyndaleHousePublishers,Inc.,Wheaton,Illinois60189.Allrightsreserved.
TheAuthorizedKingJamesVersion(KJV)
TheLivingBible,Paraphrased(TLB),1971byTyndaleHousePublishers,Wheaton,IL
TheAmplifiedNewTestament(AMP),TheLockmanFoundation1954,1958
JBPhillips,TheGospels,TheMacmillanCompany,NewYork
AllreferencesnotspecifiedarefromtheKJV.ISBN0917726332
WhoIsRolandBuck?
Born:Everett,Washington,June13,1918
GraduatedfromNorthwestCollege,Seattle,WA,1939
PastoredchurchesinGrangerandYakima,WA,andGoodingandBoise,Idaho.
PastorofCentralAssemblyofGodChristianLife Center,Boise,Idaho,from1950present.AverageSundaymorningattendancein1978wasabout
1800.
MarriedCharmianJacobson,June13,1942
BornAgainspirituallyin1929,andreceivedthebaptismwiththeHolySpiritatthesametime.
CharmianwasBornAgainatage10,andreceivedthebaptismwiththeHolySpiritatage21.
Thisisthetruestoryofanordinarymanwhohasexperiencedanextraordinaryseriesofevents.
WhenwefirstheardofRolandBuck,wehadbeensharingthestoryofhowGodhadplacedaspecialwarriorangelwithustoprotectusfromthe
fierydartsofthedeviluntilJesuscomesback.Acoupleaskedus,"HaveyouheardaboutthepastorinBoise,Idaho,whohasbeenhaving
visitationsfromangels?TheyhavebeentalkingtohimandbringingmessagesfromGod."
EveninthesedayswhenthesupernaturalpowerofGodismoreinevidencethaneverbefore,thisshockedusespeciallywhenDougandRuthtold
usthatGabrielwastheonewhobroughtthemessages!Foramomentitsoundedlikethemostwayoutstatementwehadeverheard,butsomehow
orother,therewassucharingoftruthtoitthatwehadahungeringcreatedinourheartstohearmore!
Ourbusyschedulekeptusfromcallingthispastortofindoutanyofthedetails,butinGod'sperfectplanhekeptnudgingandnudgingustocontact
RolandBuckaboutwritingabook.Wewerestilltooboggeddownwithotherwork,sowedidn'tdoit!ThenGodreallygotbusywhenwecontinued
beingtoobusy!HebroughtacoupledowntoHoustonfromSitka,Alaska,whohadstoppedbyEugene,Oregon,andpickedupaseriesof"angel"
tapestheywantedustolistento.TheywerebubblingoverbecausetheyhadlistenedtothesetapesallthewayfromOregontoTexas.Allthey
couldsaywas,"You'vegottolistentothemyou'vegottolistentothem!"
Andlistenwedid!Everytimewegotinthecar,thetapeplayercameonwithanotherangeltape.Atnightwhenwewenttobed,wewenttosleep
listeningto"angel"tapes,untiloneFridayafternoonCharlessaid,"IamutterlycompelledtocallPastorBucktoseeifwecaninterviewhimwiththe
ideaofwritingabook.Thesemessagesfromtheangelsaresofantastic,theentireworldneedstohearthem."Franceswasequallyfascinatedwith
theideaofangelstalkingtoanindividual,sowebothwenttothetelephonetomakethecall.
PastorBuckimmediatelyinvitedustoministerinhischurchintheeveningsandsaidhewouldbemorethanhappytocooperatewithinterviewsin
thedaytime.Althoughheassuredusthattheheartofthemessagestheangelshadgivenhimwereonthetapeswehadlistenedto,hesaidthere
mightbesomeextraswewouldbeinterestedinhearing.Wecouldhardlywaittogetthere!
WearrivedonaSundayeveningjustminutesbeforethechurchservice,andafterwardswewentoutforabitetoeatwithRolandandCharmian
Buck.Iftherehadbeenanyskepticisminourheartsbeforethen,itwasgoneashebegantosharefromhisheartsomeofthebeautifultruthsthe
angelshavebroughttohimdirectlyfromGod.
Thateveningwasfollowedbytwodaysofinterviewsinwhichwesawtheheartofamanwhosaid,"IwantGodtobeinfocusandglorified.Idonot
wantanygloryformyself."Weaskedhimmanyofthequestionsyoumightask:"Wasitanunusualdaywhenyouhadthefirstexperience?"Hesaid,
"No,itwasjustanordinary,runofthemilldaybeforeIwenttobedthatnight.AngelsarethelastthingIwouldhavethoughtofwhenIsatupin
bed."
Wewerebothfascinatedwithhisknowledge,notonlyoftheBible,butofthescripturalreferencesaswell.Itseemedhistotalconversationwas
directfromtheWordofGod!WeaskedhimifhehadalwayshadthegoodmemorywhichhehashadsincehereturnedfromtheThroneRoom.He
said,"Iwouldhavetosay'no.'BeforethisexperienceIhadtousethescripturesthatIknew,soIstudiedandreadtheBibleoverandoveragain.I
havebeenintheministrymany,manyyears,andIalwayshadtouseaconcordancetolookupverses,butforthe2,000versesGodgavemeIdon't
havetodothatanymore.Idon'tevenhavetoreadthemfromtheBiblewhenIspeak,becauseIJUSTKNOWTHEM!"

OneofthethingsthatspoketoourheartsaboutthegenuinenessoftheseexperienceswasthefactthattheyalltiedbacktotheBible!
OnenightCharlessaid,"CanyouimaginepeoplebelievingthesonofaJewishcarpenterwhocameupandsaid,'Iamtheway,thetruth,andthe
life:nomancomethuntotheFather,butbyme!"(John14:6).
Wefinditeasiertobelievethestoriesofangelicvisitationsinthetwentiethcenturythanitwasforthosepeopletobelievethatthisordinaryyoung
manwasJesus,theSonofGod!
Somepeopledidn'tbelievethatstory.Somedid!Itwillbethesamewaytoday.Somewillbelievethisstory.Somewon't.Wedo!Whetheryou
believeitornot,thisbookwillcauseyoutoseeGod'sloveinagreaterwaythaneverbeforeanditwillmakeJesuscomealivetoyou!Itwillgivea
feelingoflivingrightnowinthelimitlessdimensionofeternity!
Charles&FrancesHunter
AWordFromtheWifeofRolandBuck
Whatanexcitingdaytobealive!Althoughwehavethedarknessofwickednessoneveryhand,wehavetheassuranceofGodcaringthrougha
greatsupernaturalrenewalinourday.
Aspiritualawakeningisalwayscharacterizedbymiraclesofhealing,manyconversionsandanewtouchinlives.
PartofthespecialworkGodisdoingisabroaderrevelationofhimselfthroughthemessagesbroughtbyangelicvisitation.
TothinkthatourfamilyandchurchcouldbeapartofthisexpressionofhisloveismorethanIcancomprehend.
Twoquestionspeopleaskmewhentheyknowthatmyprecioushusbandhashadmanyangelicencountersare:"Haveyouseenanangel,"and
"Why didGodchooseyourhusband?"
Ihavenotyethadanangelicencounter,butattimeswhenIhavegonetobedatnightIhaveexperiencedsuchanoverwhelminginflowofGod's
presencethatIhavehadtogodownstairstopraiseandworshiphim.IamverymuchatpeacebecauseIknowGoddoeseverythingright.My
husbandistheleaderandtheonewhoisministeringtothepeople,soGodhaslaidhishandespeciallyonhim.WhoamItoquestionGod?Our
loveissocloseandwesharetheministrysomuchtogetherthatalthoughIhavenotseenanangel,Ihavebeenabundantlyblessedasmyhusband
poursouttomethetruthsthatGodhasshowntohim.
Inanswertothesecondquestion,"WhydidGodchoosehim?"youmustunderstandmyevaluationsarepurelyhumanbecausewecannotlimitGod.
Inthefirstplace,myhusbandisnoteasilyswayed.WehavepastoredinBoise,Idaho,for29years.ThroughtheyearsIhaveseensucha
confidenceandtrustinGodthathehasbeenlikearockofGibraltar.
Hehasmaintainedasteady,evenministryinspiteofsocalled"fads"inreligiouscirclesnot"swayedwitheverywindofdoctrine,"butweighing
carefullythosethingswhichcouldbeofaquestionablenature.
HehasalwaysbeenagreatstudentoftheWordandinhisministryhasbuiltabridgefortheunbelieverinsteadofabarriertothekingdomofGod.
TheangelicencountershavenotbeenhisfirstknowledgeofGoddealingwithhiminaspecialway.Manytimeshehascometobedinthemorning
afterGodhasspokentohimthroughthenighthoursregardingtruthsintheWord,givinghimmanyscripturestobearouttheparticularmessagehe
wantedtogivehim.
HisconsistencyandstabilityhavecreatedwithinourfourchildrenandmeatrustinGodthatisunwavering.Hehassufferedthreeheartattacksand
oneheartarrest,butthroughitallthepeaceofGodwasfeltwithinourwholefamily.Godhasgivenusawonderfulheritage.
AlthoughmyhusbandhasmeditatedagreatdealontheWord,heisnotamystic,butveryhumanandapersonIhavegrowntoloveandtrust.
Godcandoashepleases.Didn'thevisitmanypeopleintheOldandNewTestaments?HeisstillabletodothesameinthesedaysGodisthe
Godofthesupernaturalwhocandenyit?
CharmainBuck
Encounter(Ch.1)
Themostoutstandingandthrillingthingthathasevertakenplaceinmylifehasbeentheangelicvisitationsthathaveoccurredduringthepasttwo
years.
GodmadeitverycleartomethatIamtosharewhathappenedinmylifesoIampassingondescriptionsofwhatIhaveseen,experiencesIhave
had,andmessagesIhavebeengiven.
GodisilluminatingtruthsoftheBibleinunprecedentedwayspriortothereturnofJesus.Revelationsarebeingbroughtforthinallministriesflowing
intheSpirit.Inthisrelation,GodquickenedmyspirittoJohn16:1215:"Oh,thereissomuchmoreIwanttotellyou,butyoucan'tunderstanditnow.
WhentheHolySpirit,whoistruth,comes,heshallguideyouintoalltruth,forhewillnotbepresentinghisownideas,butwillbepassingontoyou
whathehasheard.Hewilltellyouaboutthefuture"(TLB).Jesusspokethesewords.
Ihavewrittentheseencountersandmessageswiththelimitationofmyownhumanunderstanding.Indoingthis,Ihavemadereferencestowhatthe
angelshavesaid,butnotwiththethoughtofquotingthemverbatim,exceptwhereIhavesostated.Whenyouconsiderthattherehavebeensome
fiftyhoursofangelicconversationwhichIhavecondensedwithmyownwordsandunderstandingintothissinglevolume,youcanperhapsrealize

thatIhavereliedonmyhumanabilitytoexpressthesetruthsasIhavecomprehendedthem.Ihavenotaddedto,ortakenawayfromtheWordof
God,buttheSpirithasopenedmyeyestothingsIhadnotpreviouslyseen,justasherevealstruthstoanybelieverwhosearchestheWord.
AmongthemanyagenciestheSpiritusestoministertousaretheBible,circumstances,otherbelieversandangels.Hespeaksdirectlytousin
manywaysthroughdreams,visions,andgiftsoftheSpirit,butalways,itisthesameHolySpiritwhospeakstous."Ourwordsarewisebecause
theyarefromGod...ButweknowaboutthesethingsbecauseGodhassenthisSpirittotellus,andhisSpiritsearchesoutandshowsusallof
God'sdeepestsecrets"(ICor.2:7,10TLB).
PaulalsoreferredtoreceivingmessagesfromGodwhenhesaid,"YetwhenIamamongmatureChristiansIdospeakwithwordsofgreatwisdom,
butnotthekindthatcomesfromhereonearth,andnotthekindthatappealstothegreatmenofthisworld,whoaredoomedtofall"(ICor.2:6TLB).
PraiseGodheisstillspeakingtoustoday!
Iknowtherearerisksinvolvedinspeakingofunusualanduncommonexperiencessuchasthese.Myfirstreactionwastotrytogetoutofgivingthe
messagebroughttomebyanangel.Ivaluedmycredibilityandfeltitwouldbeshattered.YouwilldiscoverinthesewritingsthatGodhelpedme
changemymind.
Somehaveaskedwhathashappenedasaresultofthesemessages.Needlesstosay,Ihavenowayofmeasuringthetotalimpact,butevidence
aboundsthattheHolySpirit,truetohispromise,hasgivenwingstothesemessagesandtheyhavecircledtheglobebytapecassettes.Peopleinall
partsoftheworldhavebeenliberatedbythesefreshtruthsfromGod'sheart.ThousandshaveacceptedChrist.ThousandsofotherswithwhomI
ampersonallyacquaintedhadbecomediscouragedandlefttheministry.Today,becausetheyhavefoundnewhope,havereturnedtoaplaceof
service.AstheSpiritaccompanyingthesemessagesmadethewordstheywerehearingcomealive,anewdooroffaithhasopenedwideto
believerseverywhere!
Atthetimeofthiswriting,therehavebeensixteenseparatevisitationsbyangels.(Webmaster'snotealltotaled,Ibelievetherewere27whenit
wasallover.Thefinal9visitsarementionedinthesequelbook,written3yearsafterpastorBucksdeath,"TheManWhoTalkedWithAngels,"by
hisdaughter,SharonWhite).Thoughtheycomeoften,everytwoorthreeweeks,Ihavenot,andcannot,becomeaccustomedtothem.Thereis
suchaholinessandsuchanawesomenessconnectedwitheachvisit,thateverytimeIseethem,IamremindedoftheeternalandunchangingGod
whohassentthem,hisclosenesstous,andhisintenseinterestandlovingconcernforourfamilies.
Eachtimetheangelshavecome,theyhavebroughtamessagefromGodfortheworld.IfIcouldputthesubstanceofthesemessagesintoone
simplephrase,itwouldhavetobe,"ICARE!"
Asyouread,Iwouldencourageyoutolookbeyondtheencountertothemessage.HowveryimportanteachonemustbetoGodforhimtosend
themby"special"messenger.Themessagesincludedinthisbookhavebeengiventomychurchfollowingeachoneoftheencounters.Theyarenot
angelicquotationsassuch,butasharingoftruthsmadereal.
Itmightbeofinteresttoyoutoknowthatduringthetwotofourhourstheyhavestayedeachtimetheyhavecome,therehasnotbeenoneverseof
Scripturequoted.Instead,alivingpanoramacausestruthtoliterallycomealiveasitpassesbeforeme.AttimesIhavefoundmyselflivingwhatI
wasseeing.NotoncedidtheyleavewithoutgivingmeBiblereferenceswherethemessagecouldbefound.
Becauseofthenatureofthisbook,somemaylookforreasonstorefusetoaccept...insteadofreasonswhyGodhassentthesemessages.To
othersitmaybeinconflictwithacceptedbeliefs.Thisisunderstandable.Godmerelystatedhowthingsreallyare,andmadenoefforttosupportany
chosenpositionortheology,butrathertorevealhisdeeploveforaworldthathadlostit'sway,buthasbeenfoundasaresultofthesacrificeof
Jesus.
Possiblythequestionsaskedmostoftenare,"HowdidithappenthatGodchoseyou?""Wasitthroughdeephungeronyourpart?""Wasitthrough
prayerandfasting?"Iwouldhonestlyhavetosay,"Idon'tknow!"Ifallshortinalloftheseareas.
Theactivityofangelswillintrigueyou,butGabrielbroughtawordofcautionfromGod:"Donotseekangels.SeekJesus!Heisfargreaterthanany
angels!"
GoodNewsForYouandYourFamily(Ch.2)
OnthenightofJune18,1978,Iwenttobedatmyusualtimewithnoadvancenoticethatsomethingwasabouttohappenwhichwouldchangemy
entirelife!
Aboutthreeo'clockinthemorning,Iwasabruptlyawakenedwhensomeonegraspedmyarmsandsatmerightupinbed!Theroomwasdark
becausetheshadeswerepulled,buttherewasjustenoughlightfromoutsidesoIcoulddetecttheoutlineofahugebeing.
Tosaytheleast,IwasfrightenedbecausehewassostrongIcouldn'tfreemyselffromhisgrip.Myfeardidn'tlast,however,becauseIquickly
becameawareofasupernaturalpresence,anditdidn'ttakemelongtorealizethatthisheavenlybeingwasanangelfromGod.Heconfirmedthis,
turnedlooseofmyshoulders,andtoldmenottobeafraid!ThenhetoldmethatGodhadsenthimbecausetheprayersofGod'speoplehadbeen
heard,andhewastodeliverthemessagethattheirprayershadnotonlybeenheard,buthadbeenanswered!Hallelujah!Iwasn'tdreaming,it
wasn'tavisionitwassomethingvery,veryreal!
Aswecontinuedtalking,hespokesoloudlyIwassurehewasgoingtowakeupmywifewhowasasleepnexttome.Hedidn't,butIwishhehad!
Mydog,Queenie,comesintoourroomonceinawhilewhenshegetslonesome,andsleepsbesidethebed.Shewastherethatnightandwas
interestedineverythingtheangelhadtosay.ShewasrightbesidemeandIcouldfeelherheadturningeverywhichwayagainstmylegasfirstthe
angelspokeandthenIanswered!Itwasanunusualvisit!
Itsoundsstrange,andIimaginesomepeoplemightquestionmycredibility.ThisisnotimportantGod'smessageis,andhehadsomethinghe
wantedmetobringtotheworld!

ThisuniqueconversationlastedfortwosolidhoursastheangelsharedmagnificenttruthsfromtheWordofGodwithme.Hediscussedthe
unfoldingplanofGodfortheentireworldandbroughtmewarmfeelingsfromGod'sownheartastotheconcernhehasforpeople.Hislovefor
peopleissogreatHeisalotmoreinterestedinthemthanHeisinprocedure!HeLOVESpeople!
Theangelgavemeinformationwhichwentinmanydifferentdirections,buttherewasakeynotewhichtheLordemphasizedtomethatfollowedall
thewaythrough,andatfirstIwasn'tcertainhowtorelatethismessageuntilonenightthreeweekslater,hereturned,bringingmorebeautifultruths
fromGodonthesamesubjects.Iwantedtoseewhathelookedlike,butagainIcouldonlyseetheoutlineofthisheavenlybeinginthedarknessof
ourbedroom.
Themorningfollowingthesecondvisit,mywifeaskedmeifwehadanothervisitorduringthenight,becauseshesaidwhileshedidnothear
anything,shewasawareoftherealwarmthofGod'spresencefillingtheroom.
ThereissomethingsoawesomeaboutGodsendingthesespecialmessengerswithwordsfromheaventhatIfeelatremendousresponsibilityin
sharingthis.Wearelivinginabeautifultimeandagreatawakeningishappeningthroughouttheworld.AlongwiththegreatmoveoftheHolySpirit,
therearealsorenewedattacksbytheenemyagainsttheworkofGod.
InanefforttogetatGodandtotrytohurthim,satanicforcesareattackingthehome,whichistheclosestthingonearthtoGod'sheart.Homesare
hurtingandmanytimestheydonotunderstandwhy.Thisattackismorethanjustanattackonthehomeforeverytimeyoufindanewchapterabout
tobeopenedinGod'sgreatwork,youwillfindincreasedsatanicactivity.TheenemiesofGodarefollowingapracticethatbeganalongtimeago.
Intalkingaboutthesesatanicattacks,theangelbroughttomymindthewaystheenemyfoughtintimespast.WhenMoseswasbornandtheplanof
GodbegantounfoldsothatthechildrenofIsraelwouldbebroughtoutofthelandofEgypt,Godpreparedasmallchildwhosemotherrecognized
thathewasveryspecialandSatanmadeanefforttofightagainstGod'splan.
Satandidn'tknowwhomGodhadchosen,soheputitintotheheartofthekingtokilleverychildbelowacertainagesothathecouldgetridofthe
onebabywhowasgoingtohaveadefinitepartintheunfoldingofGod'splan.
AnothertimewaswhenadecreewasgiveninShushan.TheenemyknewthatthetimewasalmosthereforthegreatdeliveranceofIsrael,sohe
workedthroughtheheartofamannamedHaman.AdecreewentoutthatalloftheJewsweretobeslain.AgaintheenemytriedtostopGod'splan,
buthedidnotsucceed.
WhenJesuswasborn,thegreatestchapterofalltimesbegantounfold.Againthesatanicforcessaid,"Wehavetostophim.HeisGod'sownSon.
Wehavetostopthisdeliverer,butwedon'tknowwhereheis."Theyinquired,"Whereishe?Whereishegoingtobeborn?"
IfSatancouldhavereadminds,allhewouldhavehadtodowastogototheshepherdsorthewisemenandreadtheirminds,buttheyweren't
telling!Hediscoveredthegeneralarea,sothatsamesatanicforcewentintooperation.Onceagainallthebabieswerekilled.ButJesuswasn't
there!
Inourday,thereisabeautifulnewchapterunfoldingasGodisbringingintofocusfamiliesoftheearth.Heislettingthemknowthathisplanof
salvation,aprincipleheputintooperationyearsandyearsago,isnotjustaplanforasingleperson.Hereservesaplaceforthewholefamily,but
eachmembermustindividuallybebornagain.
Ithought,"That'sstrangetheology!Thatdoesn'tseemright."ButIdiscoveredthatGodhimselfistheonewhostartedthis!Itwasinhisbeautifulplan
thathegavetoMosesinthetabernacle.TheangelbroughttomyattentionthefactthatGodwantedthenameofeveryheadofthehouseandhis
familyincludedinthegateofthetabernaclethesilversockets,whichheldtheveilofthetemple,weretobemadeoutoftheshekelsoftheir
redemption.ThesesacrificesofhalfashekelofsilverweremadebyeachmanasaransomforhissouluntotheLord.Theshekelsweretobe
melted,andthegatesweretohangontheveryfactthatGodhasincludedALLinhisplan.
ThisredemptionplanforthefamilieswassoimportanttoGodthatherequiredeachfamilytogiveamemorialofferingofhalfashekeleveryyearso
theywouldn'tforget.ThisisdiscussedinExodus30:1216and38:2528.
DoyourememberwhenRahabsavedthespieswhowentintoJericho?Thespies,byinspirationofGod,said,"Rahab,callyourfamilyheretothis
houseandtheywillallbesaved."(Joshua6:1725)Godworkedthroughtheonepersonthathehadcontactwithinthathome.Rahabbroughtevery
memberofherfamilythere,andtheywereallsavedbecauseGodcaredfortheentirefamily!
God'splanisafamilyplan.Allofthebeautifultiesofhomeandfamilyareeternal,andyouaregoingtohavejoysuchasyouhaveneverdreamedof
whenyougettoheaven.GabrielspoketomeoverandoveragainabouttheimportanceoffamiliestoGod,andthatwecantrusthim,eventhough
wecannotcomprehendhowhecanaccomplishafamily relationshipinheaven."Howimpossibleitisforustounderstandhisdecisionsandhis
methods!"(Romans11:33TLB).
TheenemywantstospoilGod'splanbyhurlingheavyartilleryintothehomes,causinghusbandstolosefeelingsfortheirwivescausing
restlessnesscausingthingstofallapartcausingchildrenandparentstohateeachother.ButGodsaysSatanisnotgoingtogetawaywithit!
OneofthemostimpressivethingstheangeltoldmewasthatGodalwayshasabackupplan.Godsayshisworkwillgetdoneevenifhehastocall
insomeoneelsetodoitorhewilldoithimself!
ThisisbeautifullydescribedinthestoryofEsther,whenMordecaicametoherandpropheticallytoldherthatGodhadputherrightthereatthat
particulartimetogetajobdone.Shecouldchoosetodoitifshewantedto,andbereallyblessedofGod,butshecouldalsobeconfidentthathis
deliverancewasnotgoingtofailifshedecidednottodoit(Esther4:14).God'splanwillgothroughandhewillraiseupdeliverancefromanother
sourceifnecessary.Hewillnotfail!
Godletmeknowthatevents,whichHehasdecreed,HAVETOHAPPEN!Whenhedecreesit,anirreversibleforceissetinmotionthatnothingcan
stop.ITHASTOHAPPEN!Peoplehehasincludedinhisunfoldingplanarenotirreversiblystuckwiththatplanforthemselvesunlesstheywantto
be.Godhaspredestinedtheevent,butnottheindividuals.Hesaid,"Ifyouwilllinkarmswithme,therewillbejoyandhappinessinitforyou.Ihave
FOREORDAINEDyoutobeapartnerwithmeinthegreatworkthatIamdoing,butIwillnotholdyoutoit."

Godisatwork!Theenemyisatwork!Thesearethetwoopposingforces,butGodhasalreadydecreedthatheisthewinner!
ManyChristianshavebeenprayingfortheunsavedlovedonesintheirfamilies.Whentheangelbroughtmethemessagethattheirprayershad
alreadybeenanswered,Ithought,"DoesthismeantheyarealreadyALLsaved?""No,Goddoesnotmeanhewillviolatethefreerightofchoicehe
hasgiven,butitmeansthatheisgoingtodoeverythingnecessarytobringpeopletothepointwhereitwillbeeasyforthemtomakethechoiceto
servehim.
Ihavehearditsaid,"It'sagoodthingtomakeithardforpeopletocometoGodbecausethatwaytheywillappreciateHim."Thatisn'tGod'sway!
HewantstomakeitrealeasytocometoHim,andrealhardtogetaway!Hiswholedesireisforyou.Helovesyou!He'snotlookingforsomereason
tocastyouaway.Heislookingforeveryreasontoholdyou!
SinceGodhassaidthatyourprayersarealreadyanswered,thosewhohavelaidtheirlovedonesbeforehiminsincerityandinfaithcanstop
prayingrightnow!TheangelsaidtheycouldstartpraisingGodrightnow.Heisonthejob,andhasreleasedtheforcestobringabout
circumstances,whichwouldmakeithardforthesepeopletoresistGod.
Thentheangelsaid,"Iamhererightnowleadingagreatbandofangelsinordertocleartheway,toscattertheenemies,tomoveawaythe
roadblocks,andtoletpeopleknowthattheheartofGodiswarmtowardthem."
Hesharedmanybeautifultruthswithme,andonthisparticularvisitashespoketome,Irealizedtheangelwasthesameonewhohadappearedto
Zachariaswithanidenticalmessage,"Yourprayersareheard!"(Luke1:13).
ThismessagethatGodbroughttomethroughhisangelwasalittlepictureofthebigheartofGodandwhatHeisdoingtoday.Theangeltoldme
thatGodwasinterestedinrestoringhomesintothekindofunitthatwouldpleasehimandthatHecouldbless.Hesaidhisdesirewastorestore
communicationbetweenchildrenandtheirparents,andbreakdownbarriersofhatredsotheycouldbebuddiesandhaveawonderfulfamily
relationship.
GodshowedHiskeeninterestinfamiliesbyformingthehomebeforehemadethechurch.Hewantsthatsamewonderfulunity,andthatrecognition
ofhimself,whichpeopleexpecttofeelonlyinthechurch,toalsobeinthehome.
Hesaid,"Iwantthefatherstofeelthehurtsoftheirfamily.Iwantthechildrentoknowthatwhentheenemyattacks,theycanfindastrongarmat
homeonwhichtolean.Iwantthemother'sheartstobeopenedandfilledwithcompassionforthekids."IwascertainlyawareofthefactthatGod
wasinterestedinfamilies,buttohaveanangeltellmethismadeitmorereal!
HesaidthatGod'spurpose,Hisdesire,andoneofthethingsthathewantstoaccomplishinallthatheisdoing,istoreachtherebelliouschildren.
Hewantstoturntheheartsoffathersandmotherstowardtheirchildren.Hesaid,"Iwanttotakethoserebelliouschildren,thosewhoare
disobedient,andbringthemtoapointofknowinghowcompletemyforgivenessreallyis.Iwantthemtoknowthatwhentheyobeyme,thereisnot
onethingfromthepastagainstthemontheirrecordupinheaven.WhenIforgive,InotonlyforgetthethingforwhichIhaveforgiventhem,butI
evenforgetthatIforgave!
WhenyoucometoGodthenexttimeandsay,"God,Ihatetokeepcoming,becauseIknowthisisthetwentiethtimeyouhaveforgivenme,butwill
youforgivemeonceagain?"Hewilllookatyouandsay,"Whatareyoutalkingabout?Idonothaveanyrecordofthat.Idonothaveanythinginmy
memoryaboutthat.AsfarasI'mconcerned,thisisthefirsttimeyouhavecome."DidyouknowthatthisisthekindofforgivenessGodhas?
IhaveheardmanymessagesonhowbeautifulitisthatGodjustifiesthegodlypeople,andIthinkthisiswonderful!ButGodgoesastepfurther,and
says,"IwantyoutocarrythemessagethatIamreadytojustifytheungodly"(Romans4:5).
Thewordjustifymeans"justasthoughithadneverhappened."Godsaid,"Becauseofthesnaresandtheattacksofthedevil,Iwantmypeopleto
knowhow completethatjustificationreallyis!Iwanttogointotheirminds,theirhearts,andintotheirwellbeing.Iwantthemtobeabletolookup
intomyfaceandknowthattheydonothavetohangtheirheadsandbeashamed,becausewhenIseethem,Iseethemasfirstclassmembersof
myfamily."
HetoldmethatIcouldfindabriefofthismessageinLuke1:17.ThiswasthetimeofanothergreatunfoldingofachapterinHisplan.Igotoutmy
Bibletoreadittoseeifitreallysaiditthatway,andloandbehold,itsaysitjustthatway.HewasspeakingaboutJohntheBaptistandtheanointing
oftheSpiritandhowJohnwasgoingtogooutanddoGod'swork."HeshallgobeforehiminthespiritandpowerofElias,toturntheheartsofthe
fatherstothechildren,andthedisobedient(orrebellious)tothewisdomofthejusttomakereadyapeoplepreparedfortheLord."Hewantedtolet
themknowexperientiallywhatjustificationreallymeans.GodwantsyoutoknowthatheisnotyourenemyHeisyourfriend!Hedoesn'twanttohurt
youHewantstohelpyou!
ThenheremindedmeofsomethingthathappenedinActs27:20wherePaulwasshipwrecked.IreallygotexcitedwhenIreadthis!Aterriblestorm
cameupandallhopewasgone.Thecrewgaveupindespair,becausetheyfelttheywouldnotbesaved.But,inverse22,Paulsaid,"Iexhortyou
tobeofgoodcheer:forthereshallbenolossofanyman'slifeamongyou,butoftheship."HowdidPaulknowthis?"...Fortherestoodbymethis
nighttheangelofGod,whoseIam,andwhomIserve,Saying,Fearnot,PaulthoumustbebroughtbeforeCaesar:(God'splanwasunfolding,and
hewasnotgoingtoallowanythinglikeastormtostopthoseplans)and,lo,Godhathgiventheeallthemthatsailwiththee."
Toyouparents,Godissayingthesamething,"I'mgivingyouallthosewhoaresailingwithyou."
Whenhesaid,"Wherefore,sirs,beofgoodcheer:(I'vegotgoodnewsforyou)forIbelieveGod,thatitshallbeevenasitwastoldme."
Ishallbejustthewaytheangelsaidit!
Paultoldthemtostandby,butmanyofthepeopledidn'tbelievehim.I'msuresomeofthemthought,"Man,thisguy'shadhallucinations.Wehave
beeninthestormareafortoomanydays."Theyhadseenmenlosetheirmindsbefore,becauseofthestorms.Theysaid,"Wecanheartheground
undertheshipwehavesoundeddown."Sowiththeguiseofthrowingsomeanchorsover,theythrewaboatover,andweregoingtogetintoit,but
Paulsaid,"Youhadbetterobey.Godhasplanstosaveyou,butyouhavetomakethechoiceyourself."Thesoldierscuttheropeandtheboatfell
intothewater.

Godstillhadaplan,andhesentahostofangelsandtheytookthebackendoftheship,twisteditoff,andbrokeitupintolittlepiecessoeveryone
wouldhavesomethingtohangonto.Theangelvisitorsaidthathehadledahostofangelsinatthattimetomakesureeachpersongottoshore.
Eachoneofthe276whoweresavedhadabigangelwatchingoverthem!
Iaskedtheangel,"Wouldn'tithavebeenbetteriftheyhaddrowned,sincetheywereaprettyroughbunchofcharacters?Theywereprisoners,
manyofthemmurderers,andhumansofthelowestkind."No,thegreatmiraclehappenedbecauseGodwantstosave!Jesusdidn'tcometo
condemntheworld,butthattheworldthroughhimmighthavelife!
IthinkofthereluctanceIhadindeliveringthefirstmessagethatwasbroughttome.Ididn'tknowwhereitwasgoingtogo!Ididn'tknowwhatitwas
goingtodo!IhavespenttwentynineyearsinmycommunityendeavoringtoshareChristwiththepeoplethecommunityrecognizesmyministryit
isaccepted,andIdidn'twanttodestroytheworkofalifetimeinoneeveningbytellinganexperiencethatwouldcausedefensestorise,andturn
peopleaway.
Theangeltoldmetogivethemessage,butIcouldnot.Iwaitedthreeweeks,andinthemiddleofthenight,thosesamestronghandsthathad
graspedmyarmsbefore,raisedmeupinbedandsaid,"Youhaven'tgiventhatmessage."IknewIwasintrouble!Iwasstillreluctant,soIaskedthe
angel,"Sinceyouarehere,whydon'tIintroduceyoutothepeopleandletyougivethemessagetothem?"HerepliedthatGodwouldnotpermithim
to,soIhadtogiveitmyself.
IwasespeciallycautiouswhenIgavethismessageinchurchbecausetheangelwasthere,makingsureIgavetheentiremessage.Hesaid,"Even
thoughIwillnotgivethemessagetothecongregation,IwantyoutoknowthatIamhere,andIhavemywholearmy ofangelswithmerightnow."It
reallyexcitedmetoknowthatangelswereintheservice!Thenhesaidthereweremoreangelstherethatnightthanpeople!HowIwishwecould
havecrystallizedthemtomakethemvisible.
BecauseGodisrapidlymovingforwardtoaccomplishHisplanonschedule,Satanisalsoworkinghard.HewantstospoilwhatGodisdoing,but
Godsaidheisnotgoingtosucceed.
InNumbers10:35wereadthatwhenthecloudmoved,andthearkandthepeoplewerereadytomoveahead,Mosessaid,"Riseup,Lord,andlet
yourenemiesbescattered."Godshowedhimwhentosayit.Therewerealotofenemieslurkingalongtheway,andwhenMosesgavethesignal,
theangelichostsofheavenswungintoactionandswoopedoutacrosstheareawhereMosesandtheIsraeliteswouldbetraveling,clearingtheway
ofallenemies,whetherspiritualorphysical.
DidyouknowthatyouareonGod'sspeciallistbecausesomebodyinyourfamilylovesJesusandtheyareaskingGodtosaveyou?Evenifyou
havenotyetgivenhimyourlife,ahostofangelshasalreadycome!Hehasalreadygiventhecry,"Enemiesbescattered!"Thereareangelsworking
tobringyououtoftheenemycampintoGod'ssafety.TheyarepushingthingsoutofthewaybecauseGodsaidthatyouarehighlyfavored.
IfyouhavebeenprayingforafamilymemberwhodoesnotknowtheLord,andhavesincerelylaidthemonthealtar,stoppesteringthem!Quit
preachingatthem!They'regettingenoughpushingandpullingrightnowfromtheangels,andtheHolySpiritisdoingathoroughjobofpreachingto
them.
OneofthebigangelswholatertalkedtomesaidhewasthesameonewhowasstandingbesideJoshuawhenJoshuasaid,"Areyouonourside,
ortheenemies'side?"Theangelreplied,"Youarewrongonbothaccounts,butIhavecomeastheleaderofanotherarmyandwearetakingour
ordersfromheaven.YourGod,whoisgivingthoseorders,knowswhattheneedsare(Joshua5:1315)."
There'sanarmyatworkrightnow.WherevermenandwomenhonestlylaytheirlovedonesoutbeforeGod,thosenamesarewrittenonavery
speciallist.ThisdoesnotmeanthatGodisgoingtostoponlywiththosefamiliesGodisreachingpeopleanddrawingtheminfromallwalksoflife.
InPsalm89:3337wereadaboutthatveryspeciallistwhereGodsaidHewouldmakeaneverlastingcovenantwithus,eventhesuremerciesof
David.ThenHetellsuswhatthesuremerciesofDavidare,thatifyourchildrendriftawayfromGod,theyaregoingtogetintotrouble."ThenwillI
visittheirtransgressionwiththerod,andtheiriniquitywithstripes"(Ps.89:32).
Theyaregoingtohavearoughtime,butnevertheless,becauseImadeapromisetoyou,"mylovingkindnesswillInotutterlytakefromhim,nor
suffermyfaithfulnesstofail."(Ps.89:33).Heisgoingtostayrightonthem,encouragingthemtocomebacktohisfamily.
Ididn'taskthisangeltoidentifyhimself,ortogiveanycredentials.But,hesaid,"Tosetyourmindateaseastotheauthenticityofthisvisit,toerase
anydoubtsfromyourmind,IwanttogiveyousomescripturereferenceswhereIamreferredtoinGod'sWord,andit'ssettledthere!"andthatis
whathedid!HewastheangelwhowaswithZacharias,withPaulattheshipwreck,withMosestoscattertheenemies,andwithJoshua.
AgaintodayIcanhearthebattlecry,"Riseup,Lord.Letyourenemiesbescattered,"andalreadytheangelshavemovedoutforaction!
WhenIgavethisfirstmessagetomychurch,GodgavemeaconfirmationthatitwasfromHim!SomeonetookthetapeofGOODNEWSandgaveit
toafriendwhowasvisitingherefromCanada.Abouttwoo'clockoneSaturdaymorning,mywifeansweredthephoneandasshehandedittome
said,"SomeoneisreallycryingandIcan'tmakesenseoutofhim."ItoldthemanontheotherendofthelinetotakeiteasysoIcouldunderstand
him.Hesaid,"I'muphereinCanada,andsomebodybroughtmeatapeofyours.Abunchofusdecidedwewouldhaveabigpartytonight,and
havealotoffunlaughingatsomeonewhowastalkingaboutangels.
"Wethoughtthiswouldbethefunniestthingever,soweallgottogetherandwenttothesaloon.Wegotourjugsofbeerandsataroundthetable.
Weweregoingtoplaythetapeoverandoverandjusthaveabigtimelaughing!Wethoughtitwouldbearealblast!Weturnedthetaperecorder
on,butnoneofustouchedourbeer!Inaboutfiveminutes,afewofusstartedcrying.Therewereseventeenofustogetherinthesaloon."We
playeditoverthreetimesandsomeonesaid,'Whatarewegoingtodo,we'vegottodosomething!'"Theycouldn'tfigureoutwhattodo.Itwaslike
theywereinadaze.Finallyoneofthemsaid,"Whydon'twecallhimthatpastor."Sotheycalledtheoperatorandgotmynumber.Whenherelated
thestoryaboutlisteningtothetape,hepleadinglyaskedme,"Whatarewegoingtodo?"Isaid,"GodhasfollowedthattapetoCanadawithhis
angels,andhewantsyoutoturnyourlifeovertohim.Justslipyourhandintohisrightnow."Afterthemanprayedwithmeoverthetelephone,he
said,"Mylifeisbeginningrighttoday.I'mgoingbackandtellthoseothersixteenwhattodoandgetthemalltoturntheirlivesovertoGod!"
Hallelujah!

Ihadsixcallsthefirstweek,whichconfirmedtomethatthismessagewasfromGodandthatIwastoshareitwiththeworld.Notoneofthe
individualswhocalledmeknewwhoIwas,andnoneofthemhadheardthetapeexceptthemanfromCanada.
Anothertimethephonerangearlyonemorning,anditwasamancallingfromWyoming.Hesaid,"Ifeellikeanidiot.Idon'tknowwhatI'mcalling
youfor.""Well,whatareyoucallingmefor,wakingmeupinthemiddleofthenightlikethis?""Youmaynotbelievethis,buttonightIheardaloud
voicesay,'CallPastorBuckinBoise,Idaho.'"Hesaidhethoughthewaslosinghismindsoheignoredtheorderandinafewminutesheheardthat
samevoiceagainsaywithgreatauthority,"IwantyoutocallPastorBuckinBoise,Idaho!"Therewassomuchpressureonhim,hefinallycalledthe
operatortoseeiftherewasaPastorBuckinBoise,Idaho.Hesaid,"Theygavemeyournumber,sohereIam.Idon'tknowwhatIcalledyoufor,but
Iwastoldtocallyou,sohereIam."IKNEWTHEANGELSHADBEENBUSY!"Iknowwhyyoucalled,"Isaid,andledhimtotheLord.ThenIasked
him,"Istheresomeoneinyourfamily,arelativeperhaps,whoknowsGod?""Ihavea"nutty"sisterwhoknowsGod,orsayssheknowshim.I've
beenlisteningtoher,butIdidn'tbelieveher!""Becauseofthisnuttysister,youarehighlyfavoredofGod.Godmadeapromisethathewasgoingto
stayrightonyouandhedidn'tletupuntilyouweresaved!"
Itwasarealjoywhenanothermanstoppedbywhohadbeentroubledabouthissisterwhodidn'tknowtheLord.Whenheheardaboutangelsgoing
outtobringpeopletotheoneswhowouldministersalvationtothem,hegotdownonhiskneesandsaid,"Lord,I'mgoingtolaymysisterandmy
familyoutbeforeyou,andI'mgoingtopraiseyouforwhatyouaregoingtodo."ThatveryweekhissisterfoundJesusasherSaviorandLord,and
nowGodisworkingontherestofthemembersofthefamily.
ReportsarecominginfromalloverthattheseangelsarebringingpeopletotheplacewheretheycanmakeadecisionforChrist.God'smessages
andhissalvationaresnowballingaroundtheworld.Theangelreemphasizedthefacttomethattheseministeringangelswereoutworkingand
bringingpeopletothosewhowouldministersalvationtothem.Againheemphasizedthefactthatwemustprepareourselvesandbealerttohelp
thosewhowillcometous.Thenhesaid,"YouhaveacceptedtheteachingthatJesusisthedoorandtheway.Youarebringingpeopletothedoor,"
hesaid,"butGodwantsyoutoknowthatyouarealsoadoor."WhenJesussaid,"AsmyFathersentme,sosendIyou,"hedispatchedusexactly
asheis.WeareadoortoChrist,andheisthedoortoGod.
Jesussaid,"Verily,verily,Isayuntoyou,Hethatbelievethonme,theworksthatIdoshallhedoalsoandgreaterworksthantheseshallhedo
becauseIgountomyFather"(John14:12).HehasnotonlygivenustheHolySpirit,buthegaveushisjobtodo!
Jesus,asahumanchannelofGod,wasthedoorthroughwhichpeoplefoundGod."AndChristbecameahumanbeingandlivedhereonearth
amongus..."(John1:14TLB).Peoplewhocan'tfindJesusinthisworldcanfindus!Todaymanypeoplearegoingoutandbecomingadoor,ora
channel,throughwhichothersarefindingChristastheirSavior.
Jesussaid,"Iamthelightoftheworld,"inJohn8:12,andinMatthew5:14hesaid,"Yearethelightoftheworld."Thisdoesnotgivedeitytoman,
becausewearenotJesus,butwearethehumandoorsand"thelightoftheworld"whichheusesonthisearth!Hewantsustotakethissamekind
ofauthoritythattheseangelsaretakingandnotlistentoanyone'sobjectionswhentheycometous.
AstheSpiritdrawsandcallspeople,theyoftenrefusetolisten,andstrenuouslyobject,buttheangelsdon'tlisten.Theyhaveorderstobringpeople
toapointofeitheracceptingorrejectingJesus.Iftheyrefuse,theangelsstartthecycleoveragain,andagain,andagainasdirectedbytheSpirit.
NoteveryonewhocomesyourwaywillbebroughtbytheSpirit,butGodwantsyoutobesensitiveenoughtohearthewordstheyaresaying,or
sensetheirdiscouragement.Wearetoletthemknowtheangelsareatworkandtheycannotdisposeofthemjustbyturningawayandrefusingto
listen.Iftheydo,theangelswillstartthecyclerightoveragain!Andiftheyrefuseagain,theangelswillstartoncemore.Angelsdonotget
discouraged.Theyaretakingalltheirordersfromheaven.PraiseGod!
WecanspeakinJesus'namebecausewehaveHisauthority.Whensomeonesincerelysays,"Jesus,Iacceptyou,"itisourresponsibilitytolet
themknowthatGodhasacceptedthem.GodhasgivenusthisauthoritythroughJesus.Wearehisrepresentatives!Wecansaythis,becauseGod
willbackusupineverythingwedothatisaccordingtohisWord."Whosoeveryoufree,"hesaid,"Iamgoingtofree."
God'sGoodNewsforyoutodayisthatGodisvitallyinterestedineachpersonandinfamilies,andthatheisevensendingangelicmessengersto
bringthosewhoareawayfromhimintohisownfamily.Hereallylovespeople!
MinistryofAngels(Ch.3)
Throughtheinspiringmessagesbroughtbyangels,theLordhasgivenmesomebeautifulinsightsthatIcouldneverhavelearnedbyintensive
study.WhenGodbroughttheseexcitingtruthstome,hedidnotsay,"Seeifyoucantailorthesetofitintoyourdoctrinalconcepts.Seeifyoucanfit
themintothepositionyouhavechosen."Hedoesn'tevenactlikeheknowsofanypositions!Hejustsaid,"Thisiswhatisgoingtohappen!"
IntheawesomenessofthepresenceofGod'sangels,IhaveoftenfeltlikeMary,whosaid,"Mayeverythingyousaidcometrue"(Luke1:38TLB).
WhenPaulsaid,"...TherestoodbymethisnighttheangelofGod,whoseIam,andwhomIserve"(Acts27:23),heknewitwouldcometopass!In
thesameway,IKNOWthatthesemessagesthathavecomefromGodsheartarecontinuallyrobbinghellofitsfutureinhabitants.
Thesetruthsarevitalandreal!Themerepresenceofthesemagnificentangelicbeings,whocomerightfromthethroneofGodissoawesomeI
couldnevercriticizeanypersonforfallingflatonhisfacebeforeone!IwouldnotevencriticizethosefewpeopleintheBiblewhohadadesireto
worshipthem,eventhoughtheydidnot!
Theseangelshavemadesimple,basictruthsbecomealiveandrealtome!Theyhavehighlighted,andbroughtintofocus,certainscriptureswhich
couldneverhavebeenopenedtomeanyotherway.ThesearesimpleBibleprinciplesthatGodhasallowedmetoviewthroughhiseyes,butI
certainlydidnotbypasstheBibleinordertoseethem.Godputthemtherealongtimeago,butscalesonourspiritualeyeshavepreventedusfrom
seeingthem.
TheWordofGodhassupportedeverytruththeseangelicbeingshavemaderealtome.Afterthesegloriousrevelations,difficulttruthsbecome
simple!HowcouldIhavemissedthemallthistime?Theyaresoplainandsobeautiful,andeveryoneofthesemessageshighlightsthesacrificeof
Jesus,fortheangelsNEVERspeakofGod'seternalplanwithoutmentioninghisdeath.It'salwaysinthemessage,somewhere,thatbeautiful,
completesacrificeofJesus!

Ispentsometimemusingaboutthesethings.Youcanwellunderstandthatyoucannotclosethedoortoanoverwhelmingexperiencelikethis,take
itoutofyourmindandsay,"Well,now,that'sthat!Igotthemessage!I'vehadthisexperience,andnowwewillmoveontothenextphase!"
Itistotallyimpossible!Theawesomenessoftheexperience,andtheoverwhelmingpresenceofGod,arethingsIcannotputoutofmymindeven
whenIclosemyeyesatnight.Becauseoftheseangelicvisits,thereisasubconsciousawarenessofGod,hispresence,andhisrealityatalltimes.
OneofthegreatestthingstomeaboutthesevisitationshasbeenthefactthattheyhaveletpeopleknowthatGodlives,andhehasn'tforgotten
them.
IdonotknowifIwilleverhaveanotherangelicvisit.However,thesevisitshavehadenoughimpactonmylifethatnothingonthisearth,orevenin
heaven,couldtakewhatthishasdonefrommyheartandmymind!Godispreparingpeople,andinhispreparation,heisreadyingus,Ifeel,forthe
returnofChrist!Heispreparingus,liberatingusfromfearsandbondages,andgivinguspowertobe,andthenpowertodo!Godisonthemove!
Inspiteofthefactthathewantsustokeepoureyesonthemessage,andnotonthemessenger,wecannotignorethemessenger.Afeelingofawe
surroundsmewhenIeventhinkaboutGod'sgoodnessinbringingmessagestohispeoplebyangelicbeings.
AsIlookatanangelandhearhimsaythatGodcaresaboutus,Irealizeitisn'tjusttheangelwhostandsthere.ItisGodhimselfwhocaresenough
tobringthismessagetoourhearts.
Attimestherearethingswhichsoundalittlehumorousintheministryofangelsandtheworktheydo,butthereisalwaysatremendousfeelingof
awesurroundingthembecausetheycomedirectlyfromthepresenceofGod,andhisglorycomeswiththem.
Iftherehadonlybeenonevisit,Iwouldhavebeencompletelycontentbecauseitisanexperienceofalifetime.However,severalweeksafterthe
originalencounter,theangelsvisitedmeforthesecondtime,reinforcingtheoriginalmessagegiventome.Itdidn'tevenstopthere,andaboutfive
weekslater,justafterIhadgonetobed,Inoticedabluishglowcomingfromthestaircase.Iknewitwastoodimtobethelightforthestaircase,soI
thoughtthatpossiblyIhadleftalightoninoneofthedownstairsrooms.Igotup,andstarteddowntoturnthelightoff.
Iwashalfwaydownthestairswhenthelightflippedon!StandingbeforemeweretwoofthelargestmenIhadeverseeninmylife!Iwasshocked!I
wasn'texactlyfrightened,buttherewassucharadiationofdivinepowerwhichcomesfromthemdwellinginthebrightnessofGod'spresence,thatI
couldnotstandup!MykneesbuckledandIstartedtofall!Oneofthesehugebeingsreachedout,tookholdofme,andmystrengthreturned!
HeverysimplytoldmehewastheangelGabriel!Iwasstunned!CouldthisbethesameGabrielIhadreadaboutintheBible?Theimpactsofthe
firstvisitswerefarlessawesomethannow,becauseherehestood,asclearlyvisibleasanyearthlyman,andintroducedhimselfastheangel
Gabriel!Itisimpossibletodescribemyfeelingsofaweandwonder!ThenheintroducedmetothesecondangelwhosenamewasChroni!Chroni?
That'sapeculiarname.Ineverheardofthat!WhynotMahalaleel,orTubalcain,orShadrach,MeshachorAbednego,Asyncritus,Phlegon,
Philologus,Sosipater,orOnesiphorus?Ihadneverthoughtofalltheangelshavingnames,andasitturnedout,allhavingdifferent
APPEARANCES!
IaskedGabriel,"Whyarethetwoofyouhere?"HemerelysaidthattheHolySpirithadsentthem,andthenGabrielimmediatelybegantellingme
somebeautifultruths.
Theologically,IknewthattheHolySpiritwaseverywhereatonce,butittookonnewmeaningwhenhetoldmethattheHolySpiritconstantly
monitorsthewholeearthandpicksupsignalsfromeverywhereatonce.Heevenhearsabirdasitfallstotheground,whereveritis!Hehearsthe
softestfootsteps,andhecares!"TheLordisstillinhisholytemplehestillrulesfromheaven.Hecloselywatcheseverythingthathappenshereon
earth"(Psalm11:4TLB).
Hesaidthatinseeingwhatishappeningthroughoutthewholeearth,hedetectedamassivebuildupofsatanicforceswhowereplanningtoattack
me.TheSpiritnotonlymonitors,butsendsoutorders,soatGod'scommand,theangelswererighthereinBoise,Idaho,todefeattheenemy!
IwasalittleconcernedbecauseIdidn'twantthemstandingaroundiftheenemywasgoingtoattack(Iwantedthemtobeoutfighting!)buthesaid,
"Wehavealreadyfinishedthejob!"
Iaskedhimiftheynormallycomeinanswertoacallforhelp."No,"hereplied,"iftheSpiritwaiteduntilyouknewaboutanattack,youwouldalready
beintrouble!Thisisnotanythingunusual.Weareconstantlyholdingbacktheenemyandputtingthemtoflight!"
Thenheaskedmetolookoutthewindow.Ilooked,andtherewereaboutahundredofthesebigWARRINGangelsstandinginthedriveway.They
hadalreadyfinishedtheirjobanwerejustcasuallytalkingwitheachother!ItgavemearealgoodfeelingtoknowthatGodhaswaysandmeansof
takingcareofhispeople!
Gabrielspoketomeabouttheenormityofthespiritofiniquitythatisworkingovertimeintheworldtoday.Thereisasinisterattemptbydeceiving
spiritstogetGod'speoplesidetrackedfromthelivingChrist.Hewantstobealiving,pulsatingpersontoeveryoneofus,butbecauseofthese
enemyforces,somepeoplehavetakentheireyesoffofJesusandstartedlookingtoteachers.Someoftheseteachersdissectandcategorizethe
Bibleuntilitlosesitslife.Gabrielsaid,"ReadtheWord,feedonit,letitbecometheLivingWordtoyou,notjustcolumnsoftruthsandopinionsof
men."HereferredtoChristbeingknownasablackboardChrist,adiagrammedChrist,aprintedChrist,orevenasaflannelgraphChrist.Hesaid
thatJesuswantstobeknownastheLivingChrist,comingoutthepagesoftheBibletous!Hallelujah!
Ifeltthismessagewasreallyneeded!Headdedthatthoughstudysoundsspiritual,somepeoplewouldalwaysbelearning,andneverdoing,
becausebythetimetheyacquiredknowledgeofonetypeofastudyordoctrine,itwasoutofdateandtheyhadtostartalloveragain!Hesaid,
"FeedontheWord."Herepeated,"FeedontheWord!"Don'tsettleforthedissectedWordtornintolittlebitsandanalyzedbysections.Keepitthe
LivingWord!ThisisexcitingbecausethereisnosubstituteforJesusWITHyouandINyou!
Hetoldmeaboutdifferenttypesofangels,suchaspraiseangels,worshipangels,ministeringangels,andwarringangels.Regardlessoftheir
function,theirhighestpurposeistoEXALTthenameofJesus!Whenthatnamesoundsinheavenorhereonearth,theyfallfacedownandworship
himbecauseheissoexalted!
OnenightwhileGabrielandChroniweretakingtome,theresuddenlyappearedabluishshaftofpurelightabouteighteeninchesindiameterfrom
theceilingtothefloorofourstudyroom.Theinstantthelightappeared,bothangelsfellprostrateonthefloor.Theystayedinapronepositionforat

leastfiveminuteswithoutasinglemotionorsound.Ididn'tknowwhattodo,soIfellonmyhandsandkneesandworshippedGod.Theynevertold
mewhatthiswas,butIfeelthatjustasabrightlightappearedtoSaulontheroadtoDamascus,thisalsocouldhavebeenanappearanceofJesus
intheformofabrightlight.Itwasawesometome!
SomeoftheuniqueexperiencesGodhasblessedmewitharesounbelievablefromourhumanviewpointthatIamoftenhesitanttosharethem
publicly.Hereisoneofthem:Duringavisitonenight,GabrielsaidthatGodhadsentmealittlegiftformystrengthandenergyashehandedmea
roundwaferapproximatelyfiveinchesindiameterand5/8inchthick,thatlookedlikebread.HeinstructedmetoeatitsoIdid.Ithadthetasteof
honey.WhenIfinishedthebread,hegavemeasilverlikeladlefilledwithwhatappearedtobewater.Idrankeverydropofit,andanoverwhelming
desiretopraiseandworshipGodinstantlycameoverme.RiversofpraisebilloweduptoGod,bubblingupoutofmyinnermostbeing,andfordays
afterIdrankthisliquid,therewasasensationof"fizzing"insideofmyveins.Whatanindescribablypleasantandexhilaratingfeelingitwas!The
effectswereastoundingbecausethefirstdayafterIatethewaferanddrankthewater,ILOSTFIVEPOUNDS!TheseconddayILOSTANOTHER
FIVEPOUNDS!ThethirdandfourthdaysANOTHERFIVEPOUNDSEACHDAY!Thenittaperedofftoaboutapoundaday.Ihadanexcessof
"flab,"andthatisallgonenow.WhenIjoggedpriortothis,Iquicklybecamewinded,butnowIhavenobreathshortageatall.Mystrengthand
staminahavebeenfantastic!
PraiseGodforhiseverlastingWord,theBible,whichisourstabilizationpointforallthings,becausethereisastoryintheBibleofthetimewhen
Elijahwasweakfromhunger,andGoddispatchedanangeltobringhimsomethingtoeat.Afterthat,hewentforfortydaysandnightswithoutfood!
God'sWordisconstantlybeingconfirmedbythefulfillingofscripturesthroughactivitiesonearthtodaynotunlikethosethathaveoccurred
throughoutGodsentireplan.
AnotherofthemanybeautifultruthsGodgavemethroughthemouthoftheangelGabrielwasthateverythingGodhaspromisedisalready
completedasfarasGod'sbookinheavenisconcerned.Thisstatementwasverydifficultformetounderstand,soGabrieltookapencilwhichIheld
inmyhand,anddrewaroughsketchofthepictureframe.

EverythingGodhaspromisediscompletedinthispicture.But,hesaid,"Hereisatinylittlespotrepresentingthingsuncleartoyouthingsnotyet
complete.Youoftenspendyourtimelookingatthesethingsuntilthetinyspotexpandsoutwardandfillstheframe,andtotallyhideswhatGodhas
done.IfyoulooktoJesusinsteadoftheproblem,youwillseethecompletepicture."InIs.43:2theLordsaid,"Whenyougothroughdeepwaters
andgreattrouble,Iwillbewithyou."Ifyoulookatthewatersoftrouble,itwillhidethepicture,butifyoulooktoJesus,thatlittlepiecethatlooksso
ominoustoyouhastoshrinkbackintoplaceandthenyouwillseethewholepicturecompletewitheverythingthatGodpromised.
ManypeoplehaveaskedmeifGabrielhadsaidanythingaboutthereturnofChrist.Hehadn't,soIaskedhimifhecouldtellmeanythingaboutit.
HerepliedthatJesusisreturning,butthetimeissomethingthatGodhasreservedinhisownknowledge.Gabrielhasaccesstothetimetableon
everythingelsethathasbeenpredicted,butGodhaskeptthisparticularsecrettohimself.Thenhesaidtome,"Icantellyouthis:therehasnever
beensuchexcitementandactivityinthecourtsofheavensinceJesuscamethefirsttimeasthereisrightnow!"Hallelujah!
TheseangelsspokeinaheavenlylanguageandwereconstantlypickingupmessagesfromtheSpirit.Oftenwhentheywouldpickupreports,they
wouldlaughandbecomeextremelyhappy.Obviously,thesewerereportsofgreatvictoriesthattheywerecelebrating.
AsGabrielwastalkingwithme,Chroni,theotherangel,playedwithQueenie,ticklingherears,gettingheronherbackandhavingfunwithher.
Queenielappeditup!IwishshecouldtalkbecauseIwouldliketoknowwhatherimpressionswere.Shehashadtherareexperienceforadog,and
actedasthoughshethoughtitwasreallygreat!
Gabrielwenttothedoorandreachedfortheknob.HesaidhehadtoleavebecauseofanurgentcalloftheSpirit,buthesaid,"IhaveaskedChroni
tostayherewithyouduringthistimewhileIamgone.I'llbebackshortly."Itwassostrange,becausewhileIWASLOOKINGATHIM,HEJUST
VANISHEDINTOTHINAIR.Therewasnoflash,nosounds,nonothing.Hejustdisappeared!OneminuteIwastalkingwithaverysolid,muscular
individual,andthenextinstanttherewasnothing!AllIcouldseewastheplacewherehehadbeenstanding!Hehadcompletelyvanished!
Everyoneseemstobeinterestedinknowingsomethingaboutthephysicalappearanceofangels.Notwoofthemlookalike!Theyaredifferent
sizes,havedifferenthairstyles,andcompletelydifferentappearances.Chronihasahairdomuchlikemanymenhavetoday,andhelooksabout
twentyfiveyearsold.Idonotknowwhathewouldweighinearthlypounds,butmyguesswouldbecloseto400pounds.Heishuge,sevenormore
feetinheight,andoftenwearsabrownpullovershirtandiscasually,butneatlydressedinloosefittingtrousers.Hisshirtlacesatthetopwithwhat
lookslikeashoelace.Gabrieloftenappearsinashimmeringwhitetunicwitharadiantgoldbeltaboutfiveincheswide,whitetrousersandhighly

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polished,bronzecoloredshoes.Hishairisthecolorofgold!ThereasonfortheblueglowIhadseenearlierwasthattheirentireclothingwas
radiant,withaniridescentglow!Theirskinalsohadaglow!AndthoseeyesIwouldrecognizethemanywhere!Theywerelikeballsoffire,butthere
wassuchwarmcompassionyoucouldactuallyfeelitintheirgaze!Itseemedasthoughtheylookedrightthroughme!IunderstoodwhatJohn
meanthedescribedhismeetingwithJesusinthefirstchapterofRevelationwherehesaidhiseyeswerelike"flamesoffire."Thereissomething
aboutbeinginthepresenceofGodthatcreatesagloworshine.WhenMoseswaswithGodforjustfortydaysandfortynights,theyhadtoputaveil
overhisfacebecauseitshonesomuchwhenhecamedownoutofthemountainthattheycouldnotlookathim!WhenMosesandElijahcame
downtothemountdirectlyfromheavenandtalkedwithJesus,thedisciplessaidtheyhad"glistening"garments.Theyliterallyshone!
Duringonevisit,ChronisaidthatGodhadgivenhimpermissiontoanswerquestionsthatImighthave.IwassoovercomeIreallydidn'tknowwhat
toaskhim!Ifeltatremendousawe,andyettherewasgreatjoyinhispresence.Ifinallymusteredupsomecourageandsaid,"Ihaveoften
wonderedwhatangelsdoinbetweenthetimesoftheirknownappearances.ThreeorfourhundredyearswentbyintheBiblewithoutoneword
havingbeenwrittenaboutangels.Howdoyoukeepfromgettingbored?"HelookedverypuzzledwhenIaskedhimthisquestion.Thenhe
answeredwiththedeepest,richestvoiceIhaveeverheard,"ThoseappearancesmentionedintheBiblewerejustthetimeswhentheLordopened
theeyesofpeoplesotheycouldseeus.Becausetherearealwayspeoplearoundforustotakecareof,wearebusyALLthetime."Angelsare
beingsofeternity.Timemeansnothingtothem!Agemeansnothingtothem!
WetalkedaboutdifferentsubjectsthanthoseIhaddiscussedwithGabriel,andthesepertainedmostlytotheirwork.Hetoldmeaboutanother
responsibilityangelshave,andthatistotakecareofthewickedandungodlypeople.Hesaid,"YoucannevercomprehendthedepthofGod'slove
becauseitistoogreat!"ItissoamazingtoseehowpeoplecancurseandhateGodandturntheirbacksonhim,andyetGod'sarmskeepreaching
outbecausehelovesthemsomuch.IaskedChronitotellmeaboutsomeofhismostinterestingexperiences.Oneofthemostexcitinghappenings
remindedmeofhowoldhemustbe,sinceangelswerecreatedbeforetheearthwasformed.Itconcernedthetimewhenhehelpedleadthe
childrenofIsraeloutofthelandofEgypt.Hesaid,"GodgaveustherighttopunishtheEgyptiansandtouseanyofGod'sweapons.Wethrew
lighteningboltsatthem!Wepulledthewheelsofftheircarts!"Hedidn'tactuallysay itwasfun,buthedidsayitwasfixedinhismindbecauseofthe
greatdeliveranceofIsraelwhentheseawaspushedback.HetoldmeofanotherinterestingeventwhenIsraelwasonaforcedmarch."Themenof
GibeonhurriedlysentmessengerstoJoshuaatGilgal.'Comeandhelpyourservants!'theydemanded.'Comequicklyandsaveus!'Forallthekings
oftheAmoriteswholiveinthehillsareherewiththeirarmies.'SoJoshuaandtheIsraeliarmyleftGilgalandwenttorescueGibeon.'Don'tbeafraid
ofthem,'theLordsaidtoJoshua,'fortheyarealreadydefeated!Ihavegiventhemtoyoutodestroy.Notasingleoneofthemwillbeabletostand
uptoyou'"(Joshua10:58TLB).GodhaddecreedthatIsraelwouldhavethevictory,sotheyhadtohavethevictory,buttheyweretootiredtofight!
Chronisaidtheangelshadorderstointervene,butnottointerferewithwhatGodwasdoinginman'snormalcourseoflife.Theyhadaterrific
experiencewhenagroupofthewarringangelsmadehugeiceballsandthrewthemdownontopoftheenemyforces!""Anditcametopass,as
theyfledfrombeforeIsrael,andwereinthegoingdowntoBethhoron,thattheLordcastdowngreatstonesfromheavenuponthemuntoAzekah,
andtheydied:theyweremorewhichdiedwithhailstonesthantheywhomthechildrenofIsraelslewwiththesword"(Joshua10:11).
Angelicbeingsarecontinuallyministeringtopeopleinmanywaysinthesepresentdays.Manyseemingcoincidencesarereallyangelsonthejob!
Wehaven'tfullyrealizedGod'suseofheavenlyhoststogethisjobdonebecauseofourlimitedinformationconcerningangels.GodletPaulseethe
poweroftheseforces,andalsoDavid,whospokeofthetremendousnumbersofangelsandthegreatnessoftheirpower.Paulsaideveryoneof
themissentforthofGodtoministerforthosewhoshallbeheirsofsalvation(Hebrews1:14).
Godcertainlydoesn'twantustoworshipangels,buthedoeswantustobeawareofthemandtheirimportanceinourlivestoday.Theyarenotjust
storiesintheBibletheyareliving,activebeingsworkingforGodintheunfoldingofhismightyeternalplan.GabrielalsotoldmethatGodsaidmany
peoplewould"fantasize"andreport,"Isawanangelhere,Isawanangelthere."Hesaidthiswouldbenormalbecauseofhumanimagination,and
becauseofsinceredesiretowitnesswhatGodisdoingthroughangels,but,hecontinued,"Therewillbedefinitetimeswhenpeople'seyeswillbe
openedandtheywillseerealangels,notjustfigmentsoftheirimaginations."HealsosaidthatGodandtheangelicforceswerejustasnearto
peoplewhodonotseethemastothosewhoactuallydo!
IamgladtheLordhasallowedmetoliveinsuchanexcitingday!Thesearethebestdaysofallhistory!Thingsmightlookdarkinsomeareas,but
whenyouprojectJesusoverthem,theylooklight.Hetellsus,"Thewholeearthisfilledwithhisglory!"
MyVisittotheThroneRoom(Ch.4)
OneSaturdaynightinJanuaryof1977,atabout10:30PM,Iwasseatedatmydesk,meditating,praying,andpreparingmyheartforSunday.Ihad
myheaddownonmyarmatthedesk,whensuddenly,withoutanywarning,Iwastakenrightoutofthatroom!
Iheardavoicesay:"ComewithmeintotheThroneRoomwherethesecretsoftheuniversearekept!"Ididn'thavetimetoanswerspacemeans
nothingtoGod!ItwaslikeasnapofthefingersboomandIwasrightthere!OnlythendidIrecognizethatthevoiceIhadheardspeakingtome
wasthevoiceoftheAlmightyGod!
Iwasnervous,andGodtoldmetorelax.Hesaid,"Youcan'tproveanythingtome,becauseIalreadyknowyou.Ibegantorelaxeventhoughitwas
soawesomeIhaddifficultycomprehendingwhatwashappening.
Hecamerighttothepointandsaid,"Iwanttogiveyou(andthisisHISexpression)an'overlay'oftruth."Inasplitsecondofeternity,wewentfrom
GenesistoRevelation,lookingfirstatGod'splanforhispeople.ThroughouttheentireBible,Goddiscussedhischaracter,statingIwilldonothingin
conflictwithmynatureormycharacter.Myplanforyouisgoodanditwillbeaccomplished."
HereferredmetoJeremiah29:11,"ForIknowthethoughtsthatIthinktowardyou,saystheLord,thoughtsofpeace,andnotofevil,togiveyouan
expectedend."Ingivingmethesethoughts,Godwantedmetoseehowhereallyfeltaboutmanthathehadmaninmindbeforehemadetheearth
andhemadetheearthsomanwouldhaveaplaceonwhichtolive.Whenhelooksatman,hedoesnotlookattheevil,whichhastakenplace,but
helooksattheveryheartofman.
Duringthisvisit,Godtrulygavemeagloriousglimpseofthehiddensecretsoftheuniverseofmatter,energy,natureandspace,allbearingthe
samebeautifultrademark.Ashegavemethisdazzlingoverlayoftruth,itaddedanewbeautyandunitytotheentireBible,whichIpreviouslydidnot
have.Certainbiblicaltruths,whichIhadseendarkly,werenowperfectlyclear,andIcouldseehowallthepiecesfittogetherinwhatGodwasdoing!
ThenGodsaidIcouldaskquestions!Mymindwaswhirling!HowdoesahumanaskquestionsofGod?ItwassoawesomebeinginhispresenceI
couldhardlythink.Finallyathoughtcameintomymindtofindoutwhetherornotheactuallymadeindividualplansforeachandeverylife,because
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Inanswertomyquestion,Godletmeseethevastnessofhisheavenlyarchives!Myheadswam!Therewasnowaymyfinitemindcouldunderstand
howGodcouldkeeptrackofthesefiles.Theremustbebillionsofthem!Hesaid,"Sinceyouareoverwhelmedbythis,anditstaggersyou,letme
pulloutonethatyoucanrelateto."Andheimmediatelypulledoutmine!Hewouldnotletmeseethecontentsofit,butmentionedafewofthefuture
itemslistedwhichIcoulduseasconfirmationofthisvisit.
Thenhedidanotherverysurprisingthing!Hewrotedown120events,whichhesaidwouldhappeninmylifeinthefuture.Itwasn'tlikeyouandI
writetheinformationjustsuddenlyappeared!Ididnotevenneedtoreadit,butrightnow,IcantellyouEVERYTHINGthatwasonthatpaper,
becauseitwasinstantlyimpressedonmymindlikeaprintingpressprintsonpaper.Thepressdoesn'thavetoreadwhatisimprinted.It'sthere!In
thesameway,everysinglenotationwasburnedintomymind,andit'sstillthere!EventhoughIhadthisknowledge,Godalsoletmeknowthathe
didnotwantmetorevealanyofthesethingsuntilsuchtimeashewouldreleasemetosharethem.
Hesaid,"Letmeshowyousomeoneelse'srecordthatyouwilleasilyunderstand."HepulledoutthefileonCyrusandremindedmeofthelastverse
ofIsaiah44,andthefirstfiveversesof45wherehesaid,"WhenIsayofCyrus,'Heismyshepherd,'hewillcertainlydoasIsayandJerusalemwill
berebuiltandtheTemplerestored,forIhavespokenit."ThisisJehovah'smessagetoCyrus,God'sanointed,whomhehaschosentoconquer
manylands.Godshallempowerhisrighthandandheshallcrushthestrengthofmightykings.GodshallopenthegatesofBabylontohimthe
gatesshallnotbeshutagainsthimanymore.Iwillgobeforeyou,Cyrus,andlevelthemountainsandsmashdownthecitygatesofbrassandiron
bars.AndIwillgiveyoutreasureshiddeninthedarkness,secretrichesandyouwillknowthatIamdoingthisI,theLord,theGodofIsrael,the
onewhocallsyoubyyourname."AndwhyhaveInamedyouforthiswork?ForthesakeofJacob,myservantIsrael,mychosen.Icalledyouby
namewhenyoudidn'tknowme"(TLB).Godlookedfarintothefutureandsawexactlywhatwasgoingtohappen.
Heallowedmetoseetherecordbooks,andalsohisblueprintsformanylives.OnebookwasthatoftheapostlePaul.Itrevealedthathewouldbe
usedtobringtheGospeltokings,rulers,andmenofauthority.Forthisreason,Godgavehimabiggerbraincapacitythannormal,andbecausehe
wasmorebrilliant,hecausedhimtostudyunderthegreatestteachersofhisday,finallybeingtutoredbyGamaliel,themostoutstandingteacherof
thattime.GodhadchosenPaultowritetheScripture,theEpistles,HisplanforthechurchandHisbody,sohepreparedhimforthistask.
OneofthemostexcitingthingstomewasthepeekthatGodgavemeintoAbrahamandSarah'srecords.AsIglancedthroughthem,Isawthings
withwhichIwastotallyunfamiliar.IsawrecordsofAbrahamandSarah'shospitalitytostrangers.Theyhadarealfeelingforthosewhowereless
fortunatethanthey.Theywateredthecamelsoftheirguests,gavethemaplacetostay,andsharedtheirfoodwiththem.Godhonoredthis,andit
waswrittendown,butIhadneverpreviouslynoticedthiswhenIreadthebookofGenesis!
OnethingIcouldnotfindwastheplaceswhereAbrahamstumbled.WhenAbrahamliedtothekingofEgypt,sayingthathiswifewashissister,it
wasnotrecordedthere!ThetimehisfaithwasweakandhelaughedbecauseofunbeliefinGod'spromisethatamanofhisagecouldbeafather,
wasnotrecordedthere.
"God,whereistheotherbook?""Ihavenootherbookforthebelievers.""WheredidyouwriteaboutthefailuresofAbrahamwhichIhaveseen
recordedinyourownwordsintheBible?"
"Ihavenootherbook.IDONOTRECORDFAILUREINHEAVEN!"(SeeHebrews10:1718).
Thisisabeautifulhopeforallmankind!Eternityfilesarenotlikemanwouldmaketheyaremorecomplete,andeverythingismeticulouslyrecorded.
Thesearetherecordshewillbringintofocuswhenthebooksareopenedatthebeliever'sjudgment.Thisistheheavenlyfilingsystem,atotally
differentdimensionthanthatoftheworldaneternityofarchives.
AnotheroftheexcitingthingsGoddidwastotakemeinspirittovisitthehomesofseveralfamiliesinmychurch.Withoutseeminglyanyexpenditure
oftime,Godtookmefromonehometoanother,justlikeweweregoingfromdoortodoor.Aswelistenedtotheconversationsofpeopleinthese
homes,itseemedstrangetobeintheroomwithpeopletalkingwhoapparentlydidn'tknowIwasthere.Icouldseethem,butitappearedasthough
theywerelookingrightthroughme.ThenIthoughtaboutthefactthatChristisinhomes,listening,watchingwhatisgoingon,andoftenweare
totallyunawarethatHeisthere!
Therewerecountlessangelseverywhere.ForafleetingperiodIsawmyownchurchbuildingpackedwithangels.Thereweremoreheavenlybeings
thanearthlybeings!Hallelujah!
Thereisn'tanywayIcantellyouallthethingsthatwereimprintedonmymindduringthistimeofunadulteratedglory.Itisutterlyimpossible!Ido,
however,wanttosharesomeofthethingsthatmadethegreatestimpressionuponme.
Oneofthediscoverieswhichwassobeautifultomeinheaven,wasthetotalabsenceofthepietypeopleoftenwanttoapplytotheirliveswhenthey
thinkofGod!Therewasnonethere!Everythingwasonalight,happy,relaxedbasis,withrealbrightness!Ididn'tfeellikeIhadtowalkoneggs
becauseIwastotallyatease!Ididn'thavetothinktwiceofwhatIwasgoingtosayforfearIwoulddispleasesomeonefortherewasasenseoftotal
openness.Itwasabeautiful,butawesomeexperiencethatIwillneverforget!
GodemphasizedtomethatweshouldquitworryingaboutHISresponsibilities.Heactuallyletmeviewpeoplewhoaretryingtoservehimbyseeing
howmuchtheycangettheirmindsintunewithhim,bytryingtothinkjustexactlyright,ortryingtosaytherightwordattherighttime!God
emphasizedtome,"Thatismybusiness.Youworshipme,walkwithme,putyourhandinmine,getyourheartintunewithmeandIwillgiveyouthe
privilegeofmovingwithme.
"Letmetakecareofmyownbusiness!WhatIhavepromisedismybusiness,andIwilltakecareofit.Ihavenotfailedinallofthistime.Noteven
oneofmywordshasfailedinallofmygoodpromises."
Ilearnedsomethingsthatweretrulyastounding!OneofthesewasthefactthatGodletmeknowmoneyisn'tgoingtohaveawholelotofvalue
exceptwhenitisusedforhiswork.Tothosewhodirecttheirresourcesforhiswork,hewillopenthechannelwideandtherewillbenolimitasto
howmuchhewillblessthem.Heevenletmeseethoseinsideofmyownchurchwhomhewasgoingtoblessinafinancialway.Therewerepeople
whodidnothavegreatfinancesatthetime,butbecausetheyfeltthemostimportantthingintheworldwastousetheirtalentstocreateacashflow
forthethingsofGod,hetoldmehewasgoingtopouroutblessingsuponthem.

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SincethattimeIhavetakenalittlepeekatsomeofthegivingrecords.ThisissomethingIdonotusuallydo,butIwantedtoseeformyselfifGod
hadalreadyblessedthesepeople.ALLOFTHEMTHATTHELORDREFERREDTOmovedfromaspotofmeagernessintheirgivingtoan
overwhelmingamount!
AnotheroftheextremelyinterestingthingsGodtoldmeaboutwhenIwaswithhimwasatruththatearthscientistsdidnotdiscoveruntillater.I
talkedtomywifeaboutit,andshewasasamazedasIwasatthisscientificfact.Godsaidwewouldsoonbehearingaboutthisnewdiscovery!
Therehasbeenalotofspeculationabouttheemptyspacesinheaven.Heexplainedthatthereasonitappearsthattherearedark,emptyspaces,is
thatthegravitationalpullofstarsinsideofthemselvesissostrongthatitbendstheirlightraysbackinside,sothestarsgooutandconsequently
theydonotgiveoutlightraysanymore.Theblackholesdonotmeanthattherearenostarsthere,butsimplythattheirlighthasgoneoutandthey
cannotbeseen.Theblackholesarethegraveyardsofstars.Godsaidthatwhenourthoughtsturninward,webecomejustlikethestarsthatare
wanderingindarkness.
Aspaceengineerstoppedbyourhouseonenight(July,1978),andIdiscussedthiswithhim.AsItoldhimwhatGodhadsaidtomeaboutthestars
goingout,hewasastonished.Hesaid,"Ican'tbelievethis!Ithasonlybeenabouttwomonthssincewegotinformationonthisthroughspace
probesthattherereallyarestarswhichhavegoneoutintheseblackholes."Hesaidthatthepublicdidnotyetknowthis.Mywife,Charm,smiled
whenhesaidthat,becauseIhadtalkedtoheraboutthismonthsbefore.Lateronhewrotemealettersaying,
Iwasparticularlyamazedwhenyoutoldmeaboutouterspace.IwasreallysurprisedwhenyouexplainedhowtheLordcomparedsomepeoplewho
formerlywereChristianswholivedandwitnessedfortheLord,withsomestarsintheheavensthatusedtoshine,theydon'tevenreflectlightthat
doescometheirway.Tome,thesearethe"blackholes"ofouterspace.Youknewaboutscientificmattersconcerningthingsthatmostministersare
notknowledgeable.TheLordhadtohavegivenyouthisinformation.
Godalsoremindedmethattheearthisawonderfulplace,becausethewholeearthisfilledwithhisglory!Heletmeseeanincreasingnumberof
peopleturningtohim.Notpeoplebackingaway,notasurrenderingofthechurch,notachurchheadingunderground,butachurchtriumphant!
IbecametotallyrelaxedandateasewithGod.Youdon'thaveto"putyourbestfootforward,"becauseheevenknowswhatyourworstfootlooks
like!Thereisnouseputtingonanactortryingtomakeanimpressionjustbeyourself!Ifounditwouldbeimpossibletobeanyotherwayin
heaven!
ItseemedasthoughIwaswiththeLordforseveralmonths,possiblyevenlonger.AllthethingsIsawcouldfillahugebookofseveralhundred
pages,butthereissomethingaboutthedimensionofeternitythatyoucan'tquiteidentifywithtime.Iwouldn'thaveevenhadtimetoreadthepaper
GodshowedmebecauseitwaslessthanfiveminutesfromthetimeIleftmyofficeuntilIreturned.
Eternityisnotrunbywatchesbecausetimeisnotmeasured.Timeisjustfortheearth.Eternityisnotgoingtobealong,drawnoutexistence.Itis
notsomelong,boringextensionoftime.Itisnottimeatall!Itisjustagloriousexperienceofbeing!
WhenIbegansharingthesesupernaturalexperienceswithmychurch,Iwasalittleleeryabouttellingthembecausetherecouldbemanywho
wouldfeelIhadsome"screwsloose!"InthebeginningthereweretimeswhenIwonderedmyselfifIhadbeenhavinghallucinations.Justaboutthe
timeIbegantofeelthatway,Godwouldcausethingstohappenexactlyashehadwrittenthemonthepaper!
Whenyourtimecomestoleavethisearth,don'tworryaboutit,becauseheavenisnotadrag!Ifthingsgetbadhere,don'tworryaboutthateither.
Godwantsustomakethemostofourliveswhileweareonhisbeautifulearth,toliveforhim,andbehappy!Godisnotnearlyasconcernedaswe
areaboutalotofthingsthatpeoplehaveputtheirlittleredflagson.Whatheasksisthatwewalkwithhimandlovehim.Hewantsustolookatwhat
heisdoing,becausethegraceofGodandhisgloryfillsthewholeearth!
Godalsoallowedmetoseelovedoneswhohaddied.Thenheletmeseebelieverswhowerepassingfromthislife.Isawtheirfamiliesinheaven
beingalertedbytheangelsthatalovedonewascominghomeandforthemtoreadythemselvestowelcomethem.Paulreferredtothesepeopleas
having"heavenly"or"celestial"bodies.Thisamplifiedandclarifiedformeanothereternaldimension.Theywereidentifiable,andappearedexactly
thewaytheylookedhere,minusthecares,thehurtsandotherproblems.Theywereconstantlyexperiencingtremendousjoy,excitementand
happiness,forheavenisaplaceofcontinualdiscoveryaboutthebeautyofGod!
GodletmeseesomethingelseIhadneverunderstood.Thereisanareabetweenourpermanentabidingplaceinheavenandthisearthfromwhich
wecanbebroughtback.PeoplewhohavediedandhavebeenrestoredtolifeatGod'sprerogative,were stillinthisarea.Theyhadnotyetreached
theplaceoftheirfinalabode.Thesearesomevery,veryinterestingarrangements,butitisn'tguesswork.Isawit!Iwasthere!
OnethingGodtoldmewassooppositetomytheologythatitwashardformetoadjustmyunderstandingtotheactualfacts.Ihavepreachedthat
onceyouquitbreathing,ifyouarenotsaved,anddonotknowGod,youhavemissedheaven.Godsaidthatwasnotnecessarilyso.Hesaidthat
thereisaspotwherethespiritofmankindmaylingerforalittletimebeforegoingontotheirpermanentabode.Manypeoplewhohavebeen
clinicallydeadknowtheyhavehadthisexperience.(Webmaster'snote atthetimeofthepublishingofthisbookin1979youdidn'thearmuchabout
thesekindofthings.Itwasintheearly80sthatbooksstartedcomingoutabouttheNearDeathExperience[NDE],thoughapparentlytheseevents
havebeenoccurringsincethebeginningoftime.Onlyinthepastfewdecadeshavepeoplebeguntowriteabouttheirexperiences.PastorBuck's
visittotheThroneRoomwouldbeclassifiedasanOBEOutofBodyExperience,tousearecentlydevelopedterm.WhenIfirstreadthisbookin
1979IknowIhadneverheardofthetermsOBEorNDE).Someofthemhaveapproachedthegatesofhell,haveevenlookedin,orhavebeenable
tolookintoheaven,andyethavecomeback.Hedidnottrytogiveitinatextbookfashionsoyoucouldproveit,orteachitasasubject,butjustas
afact!IremarkedtoGodthatthiswastotallyagainstmytheology,andhesimplystatedthathewasn'ttryingtocompareittomytheology!
Isawatypeofhallway,whichwassomethinglikeacorridororatunnelbetweenlifeanddeath,awaitingroomfromwhichindividualsenterintothe
finaldwellingplace.Godtoldmethatapersonwhodiesandcomesbackhasreturnedfromthiscorridor.
IwastotallyateasetheentiretimeIwasintheThroneRoom,butitwasallovertooquickly.SuddenlyIcamebackintomyoffice,andsawmyself
withmyheadonmydeskwhereIhadbeenpraying.Untilthatveryinstant,IthoughtIwasintheThroneRoominmybody,butIwasnot!
TheLordhasawonderfulsenseofhumor,andthereisalotoflaughterandjoyinheaven.Icouldseethebackofmyhead,andIremarked,"Lord,I
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IwasreallyshockedafterIfoundmyselfbackinmychair,becauseISTILLHADTHEPAPERTHATGODHADGIVENME!Ididn'tknowwhattodo
withit,butthereitwas,rightinmyhand.Iknewhedidn'twantmetoshareitatthattime,anditcompletelyunnervedme.Icarefullylaiditontopof
someotherpapersonmydesksonothingwouldhappentoitandwenthome.MywifeaskedmewhyIwassopaleandquiet.Itoldherexactlywhat
hadhappened,andwetalkedaboutmyvisittotheThroneRoomforalongtime.Wefinallywenttobed,andIgotupearlySundaymorningand
wenttomyofficeforanotherlookatthepaper.IdiscoveredITHADTURNEDTOASHES!
Theasheslookedalmostlikefur.Theywerefeatherylight,sortoffuzzylooking,andtheslightestbreathcausedthemtomoveinalacymanner!
Theyremindedmeofsnowflakes,onlytheywereadifferentcolor.
Ididn'tknowwhattodowiththem.Icouldn'tbringmyselftothrowthemout,andIwasafraidtomorethem,soIleftthemthereuntillateintheday.
Manypeoplecameintomyofficetolookatthem.Ifinallyscoopedthemintoanenvelope,andthiscondensedthemsotheyweren'tthesame
consistency.IstillhavetheenvelopeasareminderofacalendarofeventsthatIdidn'tputtogether.Ipersonallydonothaveathingtodowith
seeingthattheseeventscometopass.Godjustletmeseewhatheisdoing,greatlyincreasingmyfaith!IfGodwerentinit,Iwouldn'tknowhowto
accountforthatpaperandforthoseashes.Manypeopleheardaboutthisandcamefromgreatdistancestoseetheashesthatwereveryunusual.
Severalpastorssawthemevaporaterightoffoftheirhandsastheyheldthem.Intwoandahalfweekstherewasnotevenaspeckofdustleft!
Manyhaveaskedwhatthepaperlookedlike.Itwasaboutasthickasapieceofleather,butwhite,slightlyopaque.Itappearedtohavebeentornon
foursides,ratherthancut,anditslightlyresembledparchment.
Someoneaskedmeifitseemedemptycomingbacktotemporalthings,butitdoesn't,becauseitisallpartofhissystematicplanforhiseternal
kingdom.IfeelGodisjustasclosehereasthere!
OneofthemosttremendousthingsthathappenedtomewhileIwastherewaswhenGodmentionedthattheBible'shighestpurposewastoreveal
hischaracter.HegavemeJeremiah9:2324:ThisiswhattheLORDsays:"Letnotthewisemangloatinhiswisdom,orthemightymaninhismight,
ortherichmaninhisriches.24Letthemboastinthisalone:thattheytrulyknowmeandunderstandthatIamtheLORDwhoisjustandrighteous,
whoseloveisunfailing,andthatIdelightinthesethings.I,theLORD,havespoken!NLT
ThenhereferredmetoExodus34:67wherehetoldMoses,youcan'tseeme,butIwilltellyouofmyself,whatIamlike."TheLordGod,merciful
andgracious,longsuffering,andabundantingoodnessandtruth,keepingmercyforthousands,forgivinginiquityandtransgressionandsin..."and
thenhewentontosay,"Thenforthosewhoreject,thereistheotherside."
Godgavemespecialilluminationinover2,000versesoftheBible.InstantlyIknewtheseversesandtheirscripturalreferencesbymemory.Ihave
noway toexplainhowitwasdone!Idon'tneedtorecallthemit'slikeseeingthemanytimeIdesire.
Itmayseemstrangetoyou,butthethoughtneveroccurredtometoseewhatGodlookedlike.Iwasonlyawareofthebrillianceofhisradiantglory.
LikePaulofoldsaid,thewondersandthegloriesofthatplacefindnoadequatedescriptioninearthlylanguages.
SequeltotheThroneRoom(Ch.5)
Onebyone,the120eventsonthespeciallistGodhadgivenmewhileIwasinhisThroneRoom,begantotakeplaceintheexactorderlisted!God
hadtoldmethattheseweremarkersalongtheroadinconfirmationofmyvisittotheThroneRoom!
WhileIwasthere,Godtookmeinavisiontomyownofficeonearth,andletmeseealadywhohadbeeninvolvedinwitchcraft.Hedidn'ttellmeher
name,butinonesplitsecondIsawthiswomanclearlyanddistinctlyandnoticedallthedetailsofherappearance.Inthevision,Godtoldmetobind
thespirits,castthemout,andsetherfree,andIdidjustthat!
ThefollowingTuesdaynight,awomancameintomyofficedressedexactlyasGodhadshownhertome,andshewascompletelysetfreejustasI
hadseenherinthevisioninheaven.Thiswasitemnumberoneonthelist.
WhileIwasinheaven,theLordalsoletmeseemyselfministeringinaplaceofrealneed.Ididn'tseethecongregationassuch,butIsawpeople
whohadvarioustypesofspiritualandphysicalbondages,andtheLordwasbeautifullygivingthemnewlifeandvictory.Thenameoftheplacewas
ChristianLifeCenter,butitdefinitelywasn'tourchurch.
OnthefollowingMonday,wereceivedatelephonecallfromapastorofachurchinaverysmalltowninWashington.Godhadplaceditonhisheart
tocallmeandhavemeministerinhischurch.Hedidn'tknowwhy,butheKNEWthathehadtocallme.Wecheckedthecalendarandmywife
calledhimbacksomedefinitedates.Whenheansweredthetelephoneshewasamazedtohearthesewords,"ChristianLifeCenter!"Thereitwas,
justlikeGodhadshownme!Thatwasitemnumbertwo.
OneofthereasonsIgetexcitedaboutthisisthatwhenGodsayssomething,wedon'thavetofollowhimaroundandkeepremindinghim,nudging
him,andsaying,"God,Ihavetokeepaneyeonyoutomakesurethatyoudothethingsyousaidyouwould."Godhadtoremindmeseveraltimes,
"Youtendtoyourbusiness,andI'lltendtomine."Hejoggedmymemoryoverandoveragainasherepeatedthesesamewords!Ifhedoesn'tdo
whathesaidhewould,thereisn'tanythingIcandoaboutit,butIknowhewill.Itrusthim,andhehasneverfailed!Ifhedoesn'tdoittoday,he
probablyhasitonhisschedulefortomorrow.Buthewilldoit!Youdon'teverhavetoworryaboutthat!
EventnumberfouronthelistrelatedtoamanwhowastoacceptChristonFebruary4,1977,andwhowoulddieonMay30inanairplanecrash!
Godsavedhimontheexactdayhesaidhewould!
HewasinourservicesontheFridaybeforehedied,andaskedtohavelunchwithme,saying,"TherearesomethingsIjusthavetotalktoyou
about."Asweatetogetherhesaid,"Pastor,IhaveastrangefeelingthatImightbegoingtodie.Willyoutellmeeverythingyoucanaboutheaven?"
IhadtobitemylipbecauseIKNEWwhatwasgoingtohappen,butcouldn'ttellhim.GodhadsaidIcouldnotbecauseoftheimpactitwouldhave
onotherlives!However,IdidtellhimeverythingIcouldaboutheaven!
JustexactlyasGodhadsaidoverfourmonthsbefore,hewenttobewiththeLordonMay30,1977,whenhewaskilledinanairplanecrash!

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Anotherexcitingevent,number34,concernsayoungmanwhohadsoldouthislifetoSatanasasatanicpriest.TheLordhadgivenmehisname
andhadevenletmeseehim.OnGod'sdesignateddate,hecameintothechurchandIrecognizedhim,greetedhim,andtoldhimtocomeback
intomyoffice.Godsavedhim,blottedoutalloftheoldevilthatwasinhim,andgavehimnewhopeandnewvictory!HereisaletterIrecently
receivedfromhim:
AsIrelatedmylifetoyouonApril9,1977,youdidn'tseemsurprisedatanythingIsaid.Itwasifyoualreadyknew!Idiscoveredlaterthatyoudid
becausemynamewasonalistyouhadreceivedfromtheThroneRoomoftheAlmightyGod.Youhadbeenexpectingme,anditwasnosurpriseto
youthatIacceptedJesusasmyLordandSavior.
Mylifehadbeenaseriesofupsanddowns.Iwasraisedinaparsonageandhadbeentothealtarmanytimes,butsomehowInevercompletely
surrendered.Iwanderedfromplacetoplace,unsettled,undisciplined,withnopurposetomylife,finallyendingupinaspiritualistcenter.Ibecamea
mediumandminister,holdingsancesandgivingreadings.Controlledbydemons,Ihadsunkaslowasamancango.Truly"myhousewasleft
untomedesolate"(Matthew23:38).
AsItriedtobreakawayfromthiswayoflife,myhomebecameinfestedwithratsthatwouldnotbekilled!Ilostmyhome,mydignity,andthenmy
family.Ihadnoplacetogo.IcalledmymomanddadinIdaho,andfoundthattheystilllovedme.IleftthespiritualistcenterandcametoIdaho,and
liketheprodigalson,Iwaswelcomedhome!InashorttimetheLordgavemyfamilybackandmywifeandItookatriptoHawaii.Wemetacouple
therefromBoisewhoinvitedustoyourchurch.PRAISETHELORD!Thereisawhiteflagthatstandsinmyoffice.Itreads:"IHAVE
SURRENDERED!"
/s/JimOlson
Itemnumber63wasanotheronethatGodactuallyallowedmetoseeandwitnessindetailbeforeithappened.Itconcernedafamilywhowere
havingseriousmaritalproblems.WhileIwasinheaven,Isawthemcomingintomyofficeandnoticedthedatewasonthepaperwhenthiswasto
occur.
Whenthedatearrived,theseparticularpeopledidn'tshowup.Iwonderedwhathadhappened,soIdecidedtostayalittlewhilelongeratmyoffice.
Ashorttimeaftermynormalclosinghour,thetelephonerangandapersonwhodidn'tidentifyhimself,said,"PastorBuck,willyoubeinyouroffice
foralittlewhile?"Isaid,"Yes."Hedidn'ttellmewhohewas.
Whentheycametothedoor,IgreetedthemBYNAME!Thisreallyshookthemup!ThenIasked,"Whatbroughtyouhere?"Theysaidtheyhad
beenhavingterriblemaritalproblemsanddecidedtheywouldhavetogosomeplacetocleartheair.Theydidn'tknowwhy,buttheyhaddecidedto
cometoBoise,Idaho.
"Wedroveuphere,rentedamotelroom,andwhenwegotinsidetheroom,wenoticedthetelephonebookwaslyingopentothespotwhereyou
haveyouradwhichreads,'Counselingbyappointment.'"
InstantlyIknewthatoneofthoseangelshadbeenthereaheadoftimeandhadopenedthedirectorytotherightplace,andhadalsoarrangedatthe
frontdeskforthemtogettherightroom.
Asweconversed,theladysaid,"Wehavehadagoodtimedrivingupheretogether,thingsareallstraightenedout,andeverythingisgoingtobeall
right,sowewon'twasteyourtime.We'llbeleavingnow!"
Isaid,"No,youhadbetterstayhere,becausethatisn'tthewayitis."ItoldthemthatGodhadletmeseethiseventhappeningmonthsbefore.Isaid
tothewife,"Youhaveaguninyourpurse,andyouareplanningtoshootyourhusbandassoonasyougetbacktoyourmotel."
Hewasreallyalarmed,andexclaimed,"You'dbetternotshootme!"Shewasshakingallover.Isaid,"Openyourpurseandgivemethatgun!"
SheopenedherpurseandhandedmethegunexactlyasIhadseenithappenbefore.ThenherverysoulcriedouttoGod!Sheknewtherewasno
wayIcouldhaveknownanythingaboutthegununlessGodhadtoldme,andhehadletmeknowaboutitalmostsixmonthsbeforeithappened!
BothofthemimmediatelyfelldownontheirfacesbeforeGod.Hewashedtheirsinsawayandinstantlyputtheirmarriagebacktogether.Ihavehad
onebeautifulletterfromthemsincethen.TheyaregoingtoagoodchurchinCalifornia,happyintheLordandservingGod!
Godtoldmehewasn'tlistingeverythingthatwouldhappen.Hesaid,"IjustwanttopickoutafewthingssoyoucanseebyconfirmationthatIam
reallyonthejob!"Therewereundoubtedlyhundredsofhappeningsbetweeneachoftheseevents,butheletmeseejustafewtohaveasmarkers
alongtheroad.Peoplehaveaskedmewhatisgoingtohappenwhenall120eventshavecometopass.Iwouldliketosaythatthefutureeventsare
plannedinadvance,justasmuchastheywereplannedinthepast,onlyIdon'tknowaboutthem,butyoucanrestassuredGodhaseverythingall
mappedout!
AninterestingitemonthelistconcernedaJewishmanwhoownsagreatchainofrestaurants.Throughabeautifulsetofcircumstanceshemetand
acceptedJesusashisSavior.Evidenceofhisexperiencewasseenbyhisdesirethatthehundredsofemployeesintheserestaurantsacrossthe
countrywouldhavethesameopportunity.Hesaid,"SurelyGodcaresasmuchabouttheseemployeesashedoesaboutme."Whenhetoldmewho
hewas,myspiritleapedinsideofmebecausehisnamewasnumber112!
Number113ofthe120events,whichGodenteredonthispaperfrommybookinheavenonJanuary21,1977,wastheselectionofanewpope.
Godtoldmethepopehasnomoreinfluencewithhimthantheleastofhissaints,andhasnogreaterprivileges,butbecausehisinfluencewithman
isgreat,hischoiceisGod'sconcern.Therefore,inordertohelpintherestorationofhisfragmentedbody,GodhadchosenamannamedKarol
WojtylaofPoland.ThisprophecywasfulfilledOctober16,1978,whenhebeganhisreignasPopeJohnPaulII.
Number116onthelisthadtodowithRedChina.GodtoldmenottopanicwhendiplomaticrelationswithRedChinawererestored,andTaiwan
wasseeminglycutoff.Godhasnotforgottennorforsakenhispeople.Godhaschosentoopenthedoorssothatthroughthissmallopeningthe
brightraysofhislightcanshine,bringinglightanddeliverancefromchainsofdarkness.
OneofthethingsGodtoldmewhenhebroughtmebackfromheavenwas,"Iwillcometoyouagain."HowIlovehim!Hehasrevisitedmeoverand
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Inanswertothosewhoaskifangelbeingswillcomeatmycallthisisnotpossible!Theydonotrespondtohumanbeings,becausetheydon'ttake
ordersfromanyoneexceptGod.Ihaveheardmanypeoplesay,"Icommandtheangelstodothisandthat!"Thisisaneffortinfutility,becauseyou
can'tcommandanangeltodoonething!
EverysingleordercomesfromGod,andthatiswhyIknowwhentheyarespeakingtheyareechoingwordsrightoutofGod'sheart.Thisiswhythey
don'tlistentotheobjectionsofpeoplewhenGodordersthemtoministertoindividuals.
"Forsincethemessagesfromangelshavealwaysprovedtrueandpeoplehavealwaysbeenpunishedfordisobeyingthem,whatmakesusthink
thatwecanescapeifweareindifferenttothisgreatsalvationannouncedbytheLordJesushimself,andpassedontousbythosewhoheardhim
speak?"(Hebrews2:23TLB).
MyvisittotheThroneRoomhaschangedmylifecompletely!IknowGodinamorerealandpersonalwaythaneverbefore.Mytimesofprayerhave
becomevisitswithhim.TheBibletookonanewdimensionandbegantolive.Itisapparentthatthisexperiencebecameabigpartofmyentirelife
forithasoccupiedalmostallofmythoughtsandmeditationssinceithappened.ThoughIdonothavethebenefitoftheheavenlypapersinceGod
turneditintoashes,everyitemwrittenonitwasburnedintomymindlikeaphotograph.
IhaveoftenmentallygoneoverthevariousitemsonthelistwonderinghowGodwouldbringthemtopass.Someofthethingslookedliketotal
impossibilities.UponoccasionImusedovertheseseeminglydifficultprophecies,jotteddownmythoughts,anddroppedthemintomyfiles.
Recently,formypersonalenjoyment,Idrewoutsomeofthesepapers.
OnewasdatedFebruary4,1977,justtwoweeksaftertheThroneRoomexperiencewhenmostoftheprophecieswerestillinthefuture.Itread,
"Howcanthesethingshappen?Hewassavedtoday,butitalsoshowshisdeathinanairplaneaccident,May30,1977,MemorialDay.Isurelydon't
understandwhy."
AsIthinkofthelonglistofeventswhichhavealreadybeenfulfilled,andthesepredictionsthatGodsaidwoulddefinitelytakeplace,Icannothelp
butthankhimbecausehehaskepthisword.117ofthesegreatevents,thesepropheciesbyGod,havebeenfulfilledinsequence.Theotherthree
areintheprocessofbeingfulfilledatthetimeofthiswriting.
Thequestionisoftenaskedifthenumberofeventshaveanysignificance,andwhattheircompletionwillmean.Actually,these120thingsare
merelyaminutefractionofGod'sunfoldingplan.Theyarereferencepointsalongtheway,remindingusofhisfaithfulness.
GodplacedintheBiblefarmorethan120specificeventsthathepredictedwouldhappen.Allthose,whichweretohappenuptothistime,have
happened,justexactlyashesaidtheywould,andthose,whichareyettocome,willsurelycometopass.Thesemiraclesforetoldareproofthathe
isGod!
Hisunfoldingplanwillcontinueunabated,eventhoughImaynothaveanymorespecialmarkersalongtheway.
OneofthegreatesttruthsthismessagebringsistheassurancethatGodhasscheduledeachdayofourlives.Aswewalkwithhim,hewilldirectour
path,andthoughunknowntous,hewillbringtopasshispurposeforeachofus,justassurelyashehascaused,orwillcause,the120eventsto
happenwhichweregiventomethatgloriousdayintheThroneRoom.
God'sPriorities(Ch.6)
Onarecentvisit,Gabrielhadmewritedownseventhingshereferredtoas"God'sPriorities."SevenisGod'sperfectnumber!Ihavereviewedthese
truths,fedonthem,andmulledoverthemmanytimesbecausetheyhavebeenmadesoaliveandrealtome,andareinagreementwithand
supportedcompletelybytheWordofGod.
FirstPriority:TheBloodofJesus
EverymessagetheangelbroughthaspointedtothesacrificeofJesus.Hisbloodisimportant,becausethedemandsofjusticehavebeensatisfied,
thewrathofGodappeased,andtherecordsofiniquityerasedthroughthesheddingofthatblood.
WhywouldGod'swrathhavetobeappeased?Hehadtofindanobjecttostrikebecausethesinofthisworldviolatedhisperfectrighteousness.The
sheddingofthebloodofJesusdivertedthestrokeofGod'shandfromus,andJesuspaidthedemandsofGod'sjudgmentforoursins.
WhenJesuswentintoheaven,hesprinkledhisbloodoverallofthethingsthatwerethere.Thebookthatcontainedalloftherecordsofour
iniquities,ourfailings,andourfaults,plusourinabilitytoperform,wassprinkled.
ThebookoftheoldcovenantlistedGod'sdemands,butinthenewbookheputshislawsintoourhearts.Itisnolonger"Thoushaltnot,"but"Iwant
to!"ThisbeautifultruthGabrielbroughtdealtwiththeperfectandcompletesacrificeofJesus,notourstrugglewithdailyproblems.
ManybelieversknowthattherecordofthethingsbetweenthemandGodisstraightenedout,buttheyworryaboutthethingsbetweenmanand
man.GabrieltoldmethatGodhasevenerasedthesefromthisbook.
Inthefirstcovenant,hesaidhewouldrememberallsinandiniquity.Inthesecondcovenanthesaidhewouldrememberthemnomorebecausethe
bloodofJesushasblottedthemout.Hetasteddeathforeverymanandwomantoliberatehimorherfromthebondageandpenaltyofsin(Hebrews
2:9).
ManypeoplehaveconsideredthebloodofJesusinsignificant.Somehaveevenmadethestatementthatthebloodwasofnomoreeffectwhen
spilledduringthecrucifixionthanwhenitwasflowingthroughhisbodyindailylifebutGodsaidthatthebloodofJesuswassoimportantthatnot
onedropwaswasted.Itistheonlybloodthathaseverbeenreferredtoasincorruptible.ThiswasGod'splan.InHebrews12:24,thewriterstates,
"Thereitis,thebloodthatcoveredsin!"Foreverthroughouteternity,thebloodhasaplace!

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SecondPriority:FellowshipandCommunionwithGod
Hewantsustobeabletohaverichandwonderfulcommunionwithhim.HeisaccomplishingthisthroughhisWordandbyhisSpirit.Godwantsto
fellowshipwithyou!Hewantsyoutoenjoyanawarenessofhispresenceeveryday!
Godnotonlywantsbelieverstocomeclosertohimhewantsthosewhoarefarawayfromhimtocome,too.Hesaidthatifyouwouldcalltohim
fromwhereveryouare,fromtheveryfarthestpointinallcreation,hewouldremoveallthedistancebetweenyouandhim.
GodWANTSyou!Heisnotlookingforreasonstodisownyou,butheislookingforreasonstohelpyouandtobringyouclosertohimself."Though
yoursinsbeasscarlet,theyshallbeaswhiteassnowthoughtheyberedlikecrimson,theyshallbeaswool"(Isaiah1:18).
ThirdPriority:JesusIsAlive
Jesusisalive!Deathhasbeenconquered!Eventhoughwemayexperiencedeathasfarasthisphysicallifeisconcerned,thisisn'ttherealdeath.
Thedeathofthesoul,therealdeath,hasbeenconquered!
WhenChristtastedtheseconddeath,heactuallyexperiencedthejudgmentofGoduponsin.Hedidn'ttastephysicaldeathforus,becausewestill
havetodie,buthewantsustoknowthatwedon'thavetoworryabouttheseconddeathbecausehehasalreadytakencareofthatforallwhoare
puttingtheirtrustinhim.
TheangelremindedmeofhowcompleteGod'splanis,andgavethereferenceofActs2:24wherehereferredtoJesussayingitwasimpossiblefor
deathtoholdhim.Whywasitimpossible?BecauseitwasinGod'splan,itwasimpossiblethathellcouldholdhim.Satanwasdefeated!
ThebeautifulstoryofwhatJesusdidistoldinHebrews2:915(TLB):"butwedoseeJesuswhoforawhilewasalittlelowerthantheangels
crownednowbyGodwithgloryandhonorbecausehesuffereddeathforus.Yes,becauseofGod'sgreatkindness,Jesustasteddeathfor
everyoneintheentireworld.AnditwasrightandproperthatGod,whomadeeverythingforhisownglory,shouldallowJesustosuffer,forindoing
thishewasbringingvastmultitudesofGod'speopletoheavenforhissufferingmadeJesusaperfectLeader,onefittobringthemintotheir
salvation.WewhohavebeenmadeholybyJesus,nowhavethesameFatherhehas.ThatiswhyJesusisnotashamedtocallusbrothers.Forhe
saysinthebookofPsalms,'IwilltalktomybrothersaboutGodmyFather,andtogetherwewillsinghispraises.'Atanothertimehesaid,'Iwillput
mytrustinGodalongwithmybrothers.'Andatstillanothertime,'See,hereamIandthechildrenGodgaveme.'Sincewe,God'schildren,are
humanbeingsmadeoffleshandbloodhebecamefleshandbloodtoobybeingborninhumanformforonlyasahumanbeingcouldhedieand
indyingbreakthepowerofthedevilwhohadthepowerofdeath.Onlyinthatwaycouldhedeliverthosewhothroughfearofdeathhavebeenliving
alltheirlivesasslavestoconstantdread."
WhenthepeoplewhohadputJesustodeathsawhimlivinginthosewhobelongedtohim,insteadofhavingonlyoneJesustocontendwith,they
hadmany!Infact,allofthosewhoservedhimwerereflectinghispowerandhislife!Thebestwaytoletpeopleknowthatheisalivetodayistolet
themseeyoureflectinghislifeashelivesinyou!
FourthPriority:ThePromiseoftheHolySpirit
Godplansahead!Hedidn'tsuddenlystumbleupontheideaofgivingpowertohischildren!Thisgreatpromisewasplannedbeforetheearthwas
created,andwewereinformedofitinhisprophecy,theBible,longbeforethedayofPentecostarrived.Itwasaprioritypartofhistotalplanforthe
redemptionofhispeople.
HewantedtomakeeachandeveryoneofusconformedtotheimageofhisSon,sothatasweviewhim(God),wearetransformedintothesame
imagefromglorytoglory!InordertodowhatJesusdidonearth,wemusthavethesamepowerhehad!InordertobelikeJesus,wemusthave
God'sHolySpirit!
Therearemanypeopletodaywhorulethisout,andtherearesomewhosay,"Ifitistruethatanangelgavethismessagetoyou,hewouldn'tbe
talkingabouttheHolySpiritbecausethatisacontroversialsubject,andanangelwouldcertainlystayonneutralground."Gabrieldidn'teven
commentastowhetherornotitwascontroversial.HejuststatedafactthatthiswashighprioritywithGodtoday!
FifthPriority:GoTellTheWorld
ThefifthprioritywasenlargedupononedaywhenGabrielwastalkingwithmeinmychurchoffice.Hepacedbackandforthashetalked.Itwasthe
firsttimeIhadeverseenaseverelookonhisface.HesaidGodwasconcernedthatpeoplewouldhearhismessageandberousedtothetruth,and
thengobacktosleep.OneofthetopprioritiesofGodisthatweGOTELLTHEWORLD!Jesussaid,goyeintotheentireworldandcarrythisGood
News:
Godsays,"Youcancometomenow!""Thebarriersaredown!""YouhavebeenreconciledbythedeathofmySon!"
Thisisthemessageofredemptionwearetocarrytotheentireworld!Hehasgivenushisplan.HehasfilleduswithhisHolySpirit.Hesays,"Go
ye."NowhehassentforthspecialforcesofangelstomovementowardGod!ItisimportanttoGodthatpeoplehearandknowthatheisnotletting
anystonegounturned.
OnedayGabrielsaidthattheseheavenlybeingswereoneveryhill,everytree,andevenintheholesoftheground,searchingoutmenandwomen
whoaretryingtohidefromGod!Theyareouttheredoingwhatwecannotdo!Wearesolimited,buttheyarenot.Godissayingbythis,"Iwant
themtoknowIcare,andIwantthemtocometome."
TherearemanywhohavetheireyesonsininsteadofGodconstantlyremindingothersoftheterribleconditionoftheworldandtheblacknessof
sin.ThatisnotonGod'sprioritylistatall.Hewantsmentoknowthatthereisatotalescapefromthathorriblebondageofsin.Peoplealreadyknow
howevilsinis.Whentheyareboundandentangledbyit,theycertainlydon'twanttohearitfromothers.GodsaidthathedidnotsendhisSoninto
theworldtocondemntheworld,buttoopenthedoorofescape.Hesaidhispurposeistomakeus"Son"consciousinsteadof"sin"conscious.He
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Peoplehavecometomewhohavehadtremendousburdensontheirheartandhavefeltthenudging,thedrawing,thepullingofGod'sangels,as
wellastheSpiritoftheLordspeakingtotheirheart.TherewassuchahungerforGodthattheyhavegonefromchurchtochurchandinsteadof
findingGod,theyhaveheardmessagesonhowterriblethingsare.Thewickednessoftheworldwaspointedouttothem,buttheystillleftwith
emptinessintheirheartsandlives!
Onemancameintomyofficeaskingiftherewashelpanywhere.Hesaid,"ThisisthefifthchurchIhavecometo.IhavetofindGod."
"Youhavecometotherightspothere."Ididn'tevenaskhimwhathissinwas.Ijustsaid,"Whenyoufeelmyhandsonyourhead,Iwantyoutosay
thenameofJesusjustasloudasyoucan!Hehasbeennudgingyou,hehasbeenwaitingforyoutocall."Thatmanshoutedoneword,"JESUS!"
andtheLordheardhimandinstantlylifecameintohim!
SixthPriority:AtonementofJesusisEverlasting
Peopleneedtoberemindedofthispriorityconstantly.TheworkJESUSdidforthemISANEVERLASTINGWORK!Itisn'tsomethingthathedid
andthenforgotabout.Itissomethingthatisintendedtohelpus,tocarryusrightthroughtoheaven.Itisthemessageofatonement,amessageof
newbeginnings.GabrieltoldmeitwasofhighprioritythatpeopleknowandunderstandthesacrificeofJesus,andthattheblessingsofatonement
areacontinuingthing.Everydaythatwelivewecanexperiencetheseblessingsinourspirit,soulandbody.
Allofourneedsarecoveredintheatonement.Withthiscoveringoverus,Godcanseeusandacceptus.Withouttheatonement,Gabrielsaid,we
couldnotbeaccepted.Becausepeopleareinbondagetofear,itisimportanttoGodthatpeopleknowthatbeforehemadetheearth,heplanned
thattheywouldbecoveredbyhisatonement.ThisiswhyhesaidinEphesians1:4:"Longago,evenbeforehemadetheworld,Godchoseustobe
hisveryown,throughwhatChristwoulddoforushedecidedthentomakeusholyinhiseyes,withoutasinglefaultwewhostandbeforehim
coveredwithhislove"(TLB).
GodtalksaboutthisinthetwentyfourthandtwentyfifthverseofJude,"Nowuntohimthatisabletokeepyoufromfalling,andtopresentyou
faultlessbeforethepresenceofhisglorywithexceedingjoy..."Theatonementcovers,cleanses,andremovestheguilt.WecannotpleaseGodor
reallyservehimifweareconstantlylivinginfearthatGodhassomehiddensintobringagainstus.Hewantsustoknowthatourlivesarecovered
whenourfaithandourtrustareinhim!
ThereasonthisisofsuchhighprioritywithGodisthatpeoplecannotreallyservehimwithoutgenuineassurancethattheirpositioninhimissafe.
KnowingthisisREALsecurity!
Godislettingpeopleknowthathewillnotletthemgowithoutastruggle,buthealsowantsustoknowthatthereAREtwothingsthatwillpullusout
fromunderthecovering.Oneisrebellionandtheotherisidolatry.Outsideofthatrebelliousspiritandidolatry,thethingsthathappeninthenormal
courseoflifewillnotseparateyoufromtheloveofGod,orfromthebeautifulprotectionofthiscovering.Youcanliveforhiminrelaxedhappiness,
knowingthatheisonthejob!Whenangelsspeak,theycannotspeakforthemselves,buttheyareechoingamessagefromGod'sheartthathe
wantsyoutoknowyouaresafe!
SeventhPriority:TheReturnofJesus
Godistellingustoprepareourselvesforthatgreatday!ForthosewhosenamesarewrittenintheLamb'sBookofLife,itwillbeglory!Forthose
whosenamesarenotthere,itwillbedoomforever.Thechoiceisourstoday,andthatchoiceissimplytochoosetoserveJesusortofollowSatan
intohiseternaldamnation.
Lookatthecontrastingresultsofourchoices:
"...suddenlytwowhiterobedmen(angelsofGod)werestandingthereamongthem,andsaid,'MenofGalilee,whyareyoustandingherestaringat
thesky?Jesushasgoneawaytoheaven,andsomeday,justashewent,hewillreturn!'"(Acts1:1011TLB).
"AndmaytheLordmakeyourlovetogrowandoverflowtoeachotherandtoeveryoneelse,justasourlovedoestowardyou.Thiswillresultinyour
heartsbeingmadestrong,sinlessandholybyGodourFather,sothatyoumaystandbeforehimguiltlessonthatdaywhenourLordJesusChrist
returnswithallthosewhobelongtohim"(IThessalonians3:1213TLB).
"AndIsawagreatwhitethroneandtheonewhosatuponit,fromwhosefacetheearthandskyfledaway,buttheyfoundnoplacetohide.Isawthe
dead,greatandsmall,standingbeforeGodandtheBookswereopened,includingtheBookofLife.Andthedeadwerejudgedaccordingtothe
thingswrittenintheBooks,eachaccordingtothedeedhehaddone.Theoceanssurrenderedthebodiesburiedinthemandtheearthandthe
underworldgaveupthedeadinthem.Eachwasjudgedaccordingtohisdeeds.AndDeathandHellwerethrownintotheLakeofFire.Thisisthe
SecondDeaththeLakeofFire.Andifanyone'snamewasnotfoundrecordedintheBookofLife,hewasthrownintotheLakeofFire"(Revelation
20:1115TLB).
"InavisionhetookmetoatoweringmountainpeekandfromthereIwatchedthatwondrouscity,theholyJerusalem,descendingoutoftheskies
fromGod.ItwasfilledwiththegloryofGod,andflashedandglowedlikeapreciousgem,crystalclearlikejasper"(Revelation21:1011TLB).
"Notemplecouldbeseeninthecity,fortheLordGodAlmightyandtheLambareworshippediniteverywhere.Andthecityhasnoneedofsunor
moontolightit,forthegloryofGodandoftheLambilluminateit.Itslightwilllightthenationsoftheearth,andtherulersoftheworldwillcomeand
bringtheirglorytoit.Itsgatesneverclosetheystayopenalldaylongandthereisnonight!Andthegloryandhonorofallthenationsshallbe
broughtintoit.NothingevilwillbepermittedinitnooneimmoralordishonestbutonlythosewhosenamesarewrittenintheLamb'sBookofLife"
(Revelation21:2227TLB).
Forthosewhochoosehim,thereturnofJesusisthepriorityGodislookingforwardtowithsuchexcitementthattheangelsofheavenarerejoicing
withhimaboutit.
WhenGabrielhadfinishedtellingmethismessageofGod'stoppriorities,hesaidthattheyaresomuchapartofGod'splanthathehadthemall
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HedirectedmetothetwentythirdchapterofLeviticus,whereGodgaveMosesplansforthetabernacle,aminiaturemodelofhistotalplan.Then,to
myamazement,herelatedeveryoneoftheseprioritiesforustoday,tothesevenfestivalsGodhadgiventoIsraellongago!
ImarveledatGod'srecordedplansintheOldTestament,whichdirectustohisplansforthisdayinwhichwelive.
1.Priority:TheBloodofJesus
Festival:ThePassoveroftheLord
Thisfeastwasa"type"ofthedeathofChrist,hissacrifice,andthebloodofJesusthatwassopreciousbeforeGod.ItwaswrittenbeforeGodever
madetheearth.ThebloodlineofGodandhisfamilyisthebloodofJesus,thethreadofGod'sredemptionstorythroughouttheentireBible,hisplan!
ThedeliveryofthechildrenofIsraelwasmadepossiblewhenbloodwassprinkledonthelintelandthesidepanelsforacoveringsothatthe
destroyerwouldpassoverthehomesandnotkillthefirstbornofeachfamily.OurgreatPassoverwasprovidedwhenJesussprinkledhisbloodover
thebooksinheaventoprovideacoveringforoursinssothatwecouldbeacceptabletoGodandbeapartofhiseternalfamily.
ThefirstofGod'spriorities,whichGabrielgaveme,wasabouttheBLOODOFJESUS,andthefirstonthelistofthesevenannualspecialdaysof
theLordwasthePASSOVEROFTHELORD!
2.Priority:FellowshipandCommunionwithGod
Festival:TheFestivalofUnleavenedBread
ThisfestivalwastobecelebratedbeginningthedayfollowingthePassover.WhenJesusprovideddeliverancefromsinbyhisblood,God
immediatelyprovidedacoveringforoursinsnotacondoningofsin,butaprovisionsowecouldbeacceptedbyhim.
Leavenisatypeofsin,andatthefestivaltheyweretoeatunleavenedbread,representingsinpardoned.Underthenewcovenant,leavenedbread
wasusedbecauseGodprovidedjustification.InsteadofSIN,FAULTandFAILURE,Godsees,throughthecoveringheprovided,HOLINESS,
BLAMELESSNESSandPERFECTION.Thosewhochooserebellionandidolatryvoluntarilymoveoutfromunderhiscovering.Thosewhochoose
obedienceinsteadofrebellionvoluntarilystayunderhiscoveringbecausetheychoosetoloveandserveGodaboveselfandabovethedesireto
sin.
"ForbythatoneofferinghemadeforeverperfectinthesightofGodallthosewhomheismakingholy.AndtheHolySpirittestifiesthatthisisso,for
hehassaid,'ThisistheagreementIwillmakewiththepeopleofIsrael,thoughtheybroketheirfirstagreement:Iwillwritemylawsintotheirminds
sothattheywillalwaysknowmywill,andIwillputmylawsintheirheartssothattheywillwanttoobeythem.'Andthenheadds,'Iwillneveragain
remembertheirsinsandlawlessdeeds'"(Hebrews10:1417TLB).
3.Priority:JesusIsAlive!
Festival:TheFestivalofFirstFruits
GabrielsaidthisfestivalrepresentstheresurrectionofJesusandhislife.Notonlyishealive,butitisalreadywrittendowninGod'sbookthatwe
whoarehiswillfollowafterhiminthegreatresurrection.It'sinGod'sbigheart!
4.Priority:ThePromiseoftheHolySpirit
Festival:TheFestivalofPentecost
ThecomingoftheHolySpiritatPentecostisnotsomethingthatwasalittleafterthoughtinGod'smind.Hehadthisallplannedbeforehemadethe
earth.Theword"Pentecost"simplymeansfifty.ItwasfiftydaysafterthePassover.WhenhetoldthedisciplestotarryinJerusalem,itwasn'tjusta
coincidenceitwasGod'splanunfolding,andexactlyfiftydaysafterthePassover,somethingnewandpowerfulhappened!
AttheFeastofthePassover,theywereasindividualstalksofwheatbeforetheLord.Whenthediscipleswereallassembledtogetherinoneplace
inJerusalem,theywereindividuals.Therewasnoblend.Itwasnotachurchyet.
ConcerningthefeastofPentecost,Godwassaying,"Takethegrain,grinditintoflour,andturnitintobread.Putsomeleaveninitbecausethe
churchwillneverbewithoutsinorevilinit."Godhasitcovered,butontheundersideofthecoveringwhereyoulive,sinoftencropsup.
Hecovershischurch,eventhoughsin(leaven)ispresentbyhisSpiritandthepowerofthelifebloodofJesus,hecleansesit!Bythishewas
saying,"Iwantyoutogrindthewheatandturnitintoflourandmakesomeloavesofbread.Makeastrongunitwhichiscalledmybodyofbelievers,
insteadofhavingindividual,separatebelievers.MybodyisgoingtocometogetherbythepoweroftheHolySpirit.It'sgoingtobeblendedasone.It
isnot,assomepeoplethink,aperfectbodysoputtheleaveninbecauseithastorepresentthechurchasitis."
I'mnotexcusingsinI'mjustgladthatGodmadeprovisionforusinspiteofit,becausehisplanwastotakecareofALLthings.
InGod'sgreatplan,thebaptismwiththeHolySpiritisavailableforallhischildrenandisnecessarytohelpustobeanddo!God'sSpiritmustbein
us,anditcannotbequenchedtheflowoftheHolySpiritpowermustneverbeheldback."Donotquench(suppressorsubdue)the(Holy)Spirit"(1
Thessalonians5:19Amp).ThebaptismwiththeHolySpiritenduesuswithpowertobelikeJesus!ItisavitalpartofGod'splan.Youcannoteraseit!
It'sthere!Itissettledforever!
5.Priority:GoTellTheWorld
Festival:TheFestivalofTrumpets
AfterthedayofPentecostwastheFestivaloftheTrumpetswherethepeoplemettoheraldthesound,andwetoohavethemessagetoheraldthe
GoodNews.Let'sgetoutwherepeopledon'tknowJesus,bethevoiceofthetrumpet,andcarrytheGoodNewsthatJesussaves!Hisworkisdone!
Thenewsisgood!Youcancomenow!Christhasdefeatedthedevil!Thebattleisover,andwecangooutwiththetrumpets!Thatiswhathemeant
whenhesaid,"...yeshallreceivepower,afterthattheHolyGhostiscomeuponyouandyeshallbewitnessesuntomebothinJerusalem,andin
allJudea,andinSamaria,anduntotheuttermostpartoftheearth"(Acts1:8).
6.Priority:AtonementofJesusisEverlasting

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Festival:TheDayofAtonement
TheFestivalofAtonementwasareminderthatIsrael'sprobationhadexpiredandthattheircoveringmustberenewed.Itwasthetimefortheannual
sacrificeforsin.ItwasatimewhenGodreviewedallthechargesagainstmaneachyearandhestoodhopelessandhelplessbeforetheallseeing
eyeofGod.
Forthisreason,manwasgivencertainguidelinesbasedoncompleteobediencesothathewouldearnareprieveduringthistimeofexposure.This
annualofferingforsincouldnevermakepeopleperfect,butwouldgivethemanotheryearofprobation(Leviticus23:27andLuke1:812).
WhenwearebornagainandGod'sHolySpiritgivesusnewlifefromheaven,ourprobationdoesnotjustexpire,itiscanceledthecoveringisnot
justrenewed,itisaneverlastingcoveringthroughthesacrificeofJesus.
Whataboutthosewhosin,whoremovethemselvesfromunderthecoveringofGod'sprotection?JustasGodprovidedawayundertheoldlaw,he
hasawayforthemtodayandthatwayisrepentanceandareturntofellowshipsincethereisnoothersacrifice,nootherway!
"Butifweconfessoursinstohim,hecanbedependedontoforgiveusandtocleanseusfromeverywrong.(AnditisperfectlyproperforGodtodo
thisforusbecauseChristdiedtowashawayoursins.)"(IJohn1:9TLB).
7.Priority:TheReturnofJesus
Festival:TheFestivalofTabernacles(BoothsorShelters)
ThedesireofGodisthatwelivewithhimforeverandforever.Thisfestivalwasatotallyjoyouscelebration.Onthefirstday,thepeopleweretobuild
thesheltersoutofboughsoffruittreesladenwithfruit,palmfronds,andtheboughsofleafytrees,whilerejoicingbeforetheLordtheirGod.These
weretobetheshelterswhereGodwoulddwellwiththem.
LongagoGodsaid,"IwanttotakeyouwhereIam.IwanttolivewithyoubymySpirit,andthenIwanttotakeyoutolivewithmeforever."This
wasn'tsomethingthathappenedorwasdecidedonbyacommitteeoftheologians.HetoldMosestoinstitutethisfeast,because"Iwantto
tabernaclewithyou."Youcan'tgetawayfromthemessageofthereturnofChristandGod'stakingustolivewithhim,becauseitisalready
establishedinheavenanditisgoingtounfoldexactlythewayGodsaiditwould!
WehavetheassurancethatwearecoveredthroughGod'sgraceandthathedoesn'tseeoursin,ourfaultorfailure,butseesusexactlylikeJesus
holy,faultlessandunreproveable(Colossians1:22).Wecanrestinhisfinishedwork.Ourconfidenceinthecompletenessofhisperfectplanwillget
othersreadyforthatgreatdaywhenhereturnstoreceiveusuntohimself.
ThisisthelastofthesevenfestivalsgiventoMosesandthisprioritywillbringtocompletionGod'sgreatplanofredemption.
ThesefestivalsweresoimportanttoGodthathehadIsraelrehearsethemeveryyearasasymbolofleavingthisworldforthesevenyearsof
Tribulationjudgment.Hallelujah!
HeTastedDeath(Ch.7)
EarlyonemorningtheHolySpiritsaid,
Writepreservethewords,whichIhavespokentoyou.Theyshallbecomealighttomany.Iwillnotonlyministerthroughyou,butwill
accompanythesewords,andgivethemlifewhereversent,evenasIhavealreadygivenwingstomymessagesbroughttoyoubythe
angeloftheLord.Fearnottospeakinhisname,forthewordsIgivearenotyourwords,buthiswords,andareestablishedforever.Are
theynotfoundinhiseternal,livingWord?Longcloseddoorsofmanypeoplesandnationswillbepenetratedbythesewordsoflife.I
commandthehostsoftheLordwhohavebeensentforthforthishourtohastenthegatheringtogetheruntohimapeopleforhisname,
andtopreparethemforthatgreatdayoftheLord.TheywillbothprecedeandfollowthesewordsfromtheFathertomakereadythe
people,toscatterforcesofdarkness,andtogentlycareforthemultitudeswhowillhear.
Thereareoftenmixedreactionsinpeople'smindswhenwespeakofthesupernatural.Therehavebeenmanydifferenttypesofreactiontothe
visitationofangels,orsome supernaturaltruththatGodhasbrought,becauseitisalittlejolt,butinmostcases,skepticismquicklyleaveswhen
peoplelistentothemessagesthemselves.Downintheirhearts,peoplearesincerelyhopingthatGodISrevisitinghispeopleinspecialway.
AstheLorddealtwithmesincethatmorning,Ihavemusedoverthesewordshetoldmetowriteandpreserve,andquestioned,"Whatistheheart
ofhismessage?WhatisthetruththatGodisbringingtotheworldtoday?IsitsomethingsoimportanttoGodthatheisusingdivinemessengersto
quickentheWordwherepeoplehavefailedtodiscernwhathehasreallysaid?"
HeisnotgivingusanewWord.HeistakinghisWord,theBible,andturningalightoninsideofit,makingitalive!
Thatquestionranoverandoverinmymind,"God,whatistheheartofthemessagethatyouwanttheworldtohaveatthishour?"AsIthinkabout
allofthethrillingmessagesthattheLordhasgiventomethroughangels,Irealizeallofthempointbacktoonecentraltruth.Thishasproventobe
theveryheartofGod,theheartoftheBible,theheartofallhistory.Theverycore,theverycenterofGod'smessagetousisTHESACRIFICEOF
JESUS!
JesuscamefromthebosomoftheFather.TheWordtellsushewasalamb,slainbeforethefoundationoftheearth(Revelation13:8).Thesacrifice
ofJesuswastheveryheartofGodexposedtoman.EverythingthatGodhasdonegravitatesaroundthecompletedworkofJesusandthatinstant
whenhehungonthecrossandbreathedthosewords,"ITISFINISHED."ThesacrificeofJesuswastheheartofGodandtheheartofhismessage!
Christhasbecometheheartofsocietyandcivilization.HistorymustdatetoChristfrombothsides.WhereverChristandhismessagehavebeen
carried,therehasbeenlight.Wherehehasnotgoneorwherethemessagehasfailedtopenetrate,thereisdarkness.Heisthecenteroflife!Heis
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OhGod,mayweneverbethesamebecausewewillsee,wewillknow,wewillfeel,wewillhave,wewilllive,becauseofwhatthedeathofChrist
hasbroughttous.Maythisbethetimeinourliveswhenwetakeoutthecontractyoumadewithus,writteninthebloodofJesus,lookatit,and
recognizethatsomethingveryspecialtookplace.
Itwasnotmerelythesnuffingoutofhislife,andtheputtingtodeathofhishumanmortality!Thousandsofpeoplehavesufferedphysicaldeathand
torment,butthiswasnotthedeathhewasreferringto.Thedeathhereferstowasnotjustthestoppingofhisheart.Itwasnotthecessationofhis
breath,itwasnottheendoflifeforcesforhim,anditwasnotonlyseparation.Itwasmore!Weknowthepangsofearthlydeathandwealsoknow
thatdeathhurtsbecauseofseparationfromfriends,lovedonesandearthlyactivities,buthiswasnotjustaseparationfromthingshelddear.
GodtoldAdamandEvethatthedaytheyateofthefruitwasthedaytheyweregoingtodie,andtheWordalsotellsusthatthesoulthatsins,itshall
die!
God'seyesareuponeachpersonwhohaseverlived,whethertheyknowJesusornot!Godcaresforeventheungodly!Hisarmsarestretchedout
topeoplewhentheyarestillintheirsins.Godtellsusthatwhenwewerehisenemies,helovedusenoughtogiveChristtodieforus,evenbefore
weknewhim.Thiswasnotforthecessationofourlifeonearth.Wewillstillhavetotastetheearthlydeath,orelsebechangedsothatwecanleave
thismortality.
Theseconddeathwhichfacesmankindbringsfear,dreadandtormenttohimallofhislifetime.ThiswasthedeathJesustookforus.Whenhehung
thereonthecross,itwasn'ttheanguishofthephysicaltorment,althoughhefelteverythingthatwecouldpossiblyfeelanditwasn'ttheseparation
frompeoplewhomhehelddear,althoughhefeltitjustaskeenlyasanyonebutJesussufferedpainsthateventheungodly,thosetotallyseparated
fromGod,hadneverfelt,fortheungodlyhaveneverfeltthepangsthatcomewhenthelastlittleflickerofhopeisextinguishedandtheyhearthe
words,"Departintoeternaldamnation."
Whilelivingonthisearth,theyhaveneverfelttheweight,thehopelessnessandthehorroroffeelingthecoldsideofGodasheturnedhisbackon
them.Jesussufferedthetormentofadamnedsoul!Fromhishearthecriedout,"Oh,God,whyhaveyouforsakenme?"andthecoldpangsof
eternaldamnation,thoseicyfingersgrippedhislife,andJesussufferedthejudgmentofGod.HewastotallyseparatedfromGodatthatmoment!
Oh,God!Oh,God!Oh,God!Oh,God!Iwanttobringthistruthtopeople.Buildapicturebeforeusrightnow.Letusseewhatyouhavedone.Letus
seeyourloveforusthatwassogreatthatyouronlybegottenSonbecameoursubstitute!
TheSpirittoldmetogivethemessagethatyoursinhasalreadybeenjudgedtheseparatingbarriersbetweenGodandmanaredownyouarefree,
liberatedbyhispowerandyoucanberestoredtoaplaceoftotalinnocence,toman'soriginalpositionofclosenessandfellowshipwithGod.
Theimportanceofthismessageisseenbytheremindersofthesacrificeineverymessagethathasbeenbroughtbytheangel.Irememberso
distinctlytheveryfirsttimeGabrielcame,heunfoldedabeautifultruthfromthethirdchapterofZechariah.Hesaid,"Youhavebeenawareofthe
sacrificeofChristasseenfromtheearthwhichisfromman'sviewpointnowwouldyouliketoseewhathappenedfromGod'sviewpoint?"
Instantly,heallowedmetoseeJesus,thespotlessLambofGod,totallysinless,asamoving,livingpanorama,comingfromtheFathertoearth.
ThenGabrielsaid,"Nowlookathimashereturnstoheaven."ThenIsawJesusboweddown,withhispriestlygarmentstornandsplatteredwith
mud,filthywiththerotandthestenchoftheworld.Hecamewithhisshouldersbowed,intothepresenceofGod.MyheartbrokewhenIsawthat.I
sawJesusinadifferentlightthanIhadeverseenhimbefore.Isawhimcomingintoheavenfromthedarknessofthepitofhell,bearingthesinsof
thewholeworld.
ThenasJesusstoodthere,bowed,withGod'sbackturnedtowardshim,Gabriel,theangeloftheLord,spokeinaloudvoiceandsaid,"Takethose
filthygarmentsfromhim,removethemtoaplacewheretheywillneverbefound,andputonhimnowthenew,kinglyrobes,theroyalpriestlyrobes."
ThentheangelswhostoodbeforehimplacedtherobesoverhimandGabrielsaid,"Takeacrownandputitonhishead."Onthatcrownwasthe
messagethatascendedbeforeGod:"HolinesstotheLord!"Countallofthosepeoplewhofollowmeasholy.AcceptthembecauseofwhatIhave
done.Thereitwas,writtenrightacrossthecrown.That'swhenJesusbecameourKingandourHighPriest!
IhadreadthethirdchapterofZechariahmanytimes,butnotuntilGabrielremindedmediditoccurtomethatintheGreeklanguagethenameof
JoshuaisreallythenameJesus.IhadneverbeforeseenthetruthofhowJesusreturnedtoheaven.AllofZechariah3isquotedheresothatyou
willseetheprophecyfulfilledexactlyasGodallowedmetoseeitinthisbeautiful:
"Thentheangelshowedme(inmyvision)Joshua(Jesus)theHighPrieststandingbeforetheAngeloftheLordandSatanwastheretoo,atthe
Angel'srighthand,accusingJoshuaofmanythings.AndtheLordsaidtoSatan,'Irejectyouraccusations,Satanyes,I,theLord,forIhavedecided
tobemercifultoJerusalemIrebukeyou.IhavedecreedmercytoJoshuaandhisnationtheyarelikeaburningstickpulledoutofthefire.'
Joshua'sclothingwasfilthyashestoodashestoodbeforetheAngeloftheLord.ThentheAngelsaidtotheothersstandingthere,'Removehis
filthyclothing.'AndturningtoJoshuahesaid,'See,Ihavetakenawayyoursins,andnowIamgivingyouthesefinenewclothes.'ThenI(Zechariah)
said,"Please,couldhealsohaveacleanturbanonhishead?"Sotheygavehimone.ThentheAngeloftheLordspokeverysolemnlytoJoshua
andsaid,'TheLordofHostsdeclares:IfyouwillfollowthepathsIsetforyouanddoallItellyouto,thenIwillputyouinchargeofmyTemple,to
keepitholyandIwillletyouwalkinandoutofmypresencewiththeseangels.Listentome,OJoshuatheHighPriest,andallyouotherpriests,
youareillustrationsofthegoodthingstocome.Don'tyousee"JoshuarepresentsmyservantTheBranchwhomIwillsend.Hewillbethe
FoundationStoneoftheTemplethatJoshuaisstandingbeside,andIwillengravethisinscriptiononitseventimes:IWILLREMOVETHESINSOF
THISLANDINASINGLEDAY.Andafterthat,theLordofHostsdeclares,youwillliveinpeaceandprosperityandeachofyouwillownahomeof
yourownwhereyoucaninviteyourneighbors."(TLB).
TheangelthenbroughtmetoIsaiah53andmadesometruthssorealthatIcanneverforgetthem.Beginningwithverse3,"Heisdespisedand
rejectedofmenamanofsorrows,andacquaintedwithgriefandwehidasitwereourfacesfromhimhewasdespised,andweesteemedhimnot.
Surelyhehathborneourgriefs,andcarriedoursorrows:yetwedidesteemhimstricken,smittenofGod,andafflicted.Buthewaswoundedforour
transgressions,hewasbruisedforouriniquities:thechastisementofourpeacewasuponhim:andwithhisstripeswearehealed.Allwelikesheep
havegoneastraywehaveturnedeveryonetohisownwayandtheLordhathlaidonhimtheiniquityofusall."Therearethosefilthygarmentsthat
werelaiduponhim."Hewasoppressed,andhewasafflicted,yetheopenednothismouth:heisbroughtasalambtotheslaughter,andasasheep
beforehershearersisdumb,soheopenednothismouth.Hewastakenfromprisonandfromjudgment:andwhoshalldeclarehisgeneration?For
hewascutoffoutofthelandoftheliving:forthetransgressionofmypeoplewashestricken.Andhemadehisgravewiththewicked,andwiththe
richinhisdeathbecausehehaddonenoviolence,neitherwasanydeceitinhismouth"(vs.49).

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Inverses10and11arethewordsthatcamerightfromtheheartofGodandIpraythattheywillgripyouastheydidme."YetitpleasedtheLordto
bruisehimhehathputhimtogrief:whenthoushallmakehissoulanofferingforsin..."Godtookthatundyingsoulandallowedhimtoswallow,not
justalittletasteofdeath,butatasteforeveryman.Hiseternalsoulwasgivenasanofferingforsin.
AsJesuswasputtogrief,ashewasbruised,ashissoulwasmadeanofferingforsin,theBiblesaysnowlookuponhim,lookathim,heisgiving
birthtoanewrace!Hewasintravailhissoultravailed.Verse11says:"Heshallseethetravailofhissoul,andshallbesatisfied."Verse10says,
"heshallseehisseed,heshallprolonghisdays,andthepleasureoftheLordshallprosperinhishand."Inmakinghissoulanofferingforsin,Jesus
madeeternalredemptionpossibleforeveryone,forthewholeworld!
Fromtheagoniesofadamnedsoulwasborntheseedspringingforth."Heshallseehisseed."Hesawthechurchspringup,andhe'slookingtoday
athisseed,hisoffspringhisredeemed,hisransomed,hisliberated,whohavesproutedupfromhisdeath!Whenhelooksdownatyou,hesays,"I
rememberthetravailuponmysoul,andwhatIseesatisfiesmeandIlikeit.Youareamemberofthefamily,youareredeemed,andyouareachild
ofGod.Youareamemberofanewrace.NotaJewishrace,notaGentilerace,butamemberofthatnewrace,amemberoftheheavenlykingdom,
aheavenlyrace,aroyalpriesthood!"
HisdeathwasJesusactuallybeingstruckbyGod'shandwiththejudgmentforsinfortheentireworld!Atthispoint,Jesusenteredintoatotal
separationfromGod,andGodturnedhisbackuponhimbecauseofsin!
ThisgreatmessengerthatGodsentbroughtthistruthhometomesoforcefullythatasIsawit,Ilayinbedandwept!Icouldn'thelpitthebed
shookbecauseofmyseeingthepricethatJesuspaid,whathissacrificeandourrememberingitreallyrepresents.
Thereisadaycomingformany,manypeoplewhorefusetoidentifywithJesus,notrealizingthathehasalreadytasteddeathforthemthathehas
alreadybecometheirsubstituteinjudgment.Thereisadaycomingwhenmenwillhearthosewordsagain,"Departfromme,yecursed,into
everlastingfire..."(Matthew25:41).ThewillfeeltheagonythatJesusexperienced,buttheydon'thaveto.Godandthehostsofheavenareworking
fulltimetodaytosparemenandwomentheawfulnessofthatday.
Audibly,orjustfromyourheart,say,"Jesus,thankyoufortastingdeathforme.Thankyoufordestroyingallevidenceofsinthathasbeenheld
againstme,forremovingtherecords."It'sjustthatplainsimple!
Asthisbeautifulpanoramaoftruthcontinuedtopassbeforeme,IsawJesusasthelamblyingthereindeath.ThenIsawthelittlelambslowlystart
torise,andasitroseup,itbecameamightyramwithsevenhornsuponitsheadandithadseveneyes.Theangelaskedme,"Doyouknowwhat
thesehornsstandfor?"Heexplainedtomethathornssignifiedpower,andthatthedivinity,thecompletenessofheaven,ofdivinethings,was
alwaysassociatedwiththenumberseven.
Hesaid,"Youhaveseenhimdieasthelamb,nowseehimashearosethegreatconqueror,withcompletepowerinheavenandinearthgivento
him.ThenGabrielpointedtoMatthew28:18,20b,andsaid,"Seehimnowwithhisdiscipleshearwhathesays,'Allpowerisgivenuntomein
heavenandinearth...Lo,Iamwithyoualways.'"
Thegreatnessofourking,whohasallpower,wascenteredonhissacrifice.Gabrielpointedtothelamb,followedbytheramcomingforth
(Revelation5:6).Thenhesaid,"Youwillseethehonorthatisgiventohim,"andheallowedmetowitnessangelsasfarasIcouldseeinevery
directionbowingdownbeforehim,andtheycriedoutthathewastheKingofKings,andLordofLords,andthathewasgoingtoreignforeverand
ever.Nothingwasevergoingtostophim.Hewasthelambthatwasslain,butnowheisaliveforevermore.Hallelujah!
ThentheangelspoketomeagainaboutthebodyofJesusthatwaspreparedbyGodforthesacrifice.Thisbecomesespeciallyimportantaswesee
thepurposeofthissinlessbody.Jesusbecamethebearerofthesinsofothersbecausehewassinless.Hewassmitten,notforhisownsins,butfor
ours!
DanielhadanopportunitytolookatthisinDaniel9:2125(TLB):"Gabriel,whomIhadseenintheearliervision,flewswiftlytomeatthetimeofthe
eveningsacrifice,andsaidtome,'Daniel,IamheretohelpyouunderstandGod'splans.Themomentyoubeganpraying,acommandwasgiven.I
amheretotellyouwhatitwas,forGodlovesyouverymuch.Listen,andtrytounderstandthemeaningofthevisionthatyousaw!
"'TheLordhascommanded490yearsoffurtherpunishmentuponJerusalemandyourpeople.Thenatlasttheywilllearntostayawayfromsin,and
theirguiltwillbecleansedthenthekingdomofeverlastingrighteousnesswillbegin,andtheMostHolyPlace(intheTemple)willberededicated,as
theprophetshavedeclared.Nowlisten!Itwillbefortynineyearsplus434years(483years)fromthetimethecommandisgiventorebuild
Jerusalem,untiltheAnointedOnecomes!Jerusalem'sstreetsandwallswillberebuiltdespitetheperiloustimes.'"
ThissameGabrielwhowasinmyhomeshowingmethesetruths,wastheonewhowastellingDanielthattheyhad483yearsuntilJesuswould
cometomakeasacrificeandrestitutionforsin,notforhissins,butforthesinsofothers.GabrieltoldDanielwhenhecouldstartcountingforthose
483years,anditalltiestogetherbeautifully.GabrielsawtoitthatthetimingofGod'splanwasperfect.HesaidwhenCyrusgavethedecreethat
Jerusalemwouldbebuilt,theclockstartedticking.GabrielsaidhisfunctionisinthefulfillingofGod'splan,andhewastheangelGodassignedto
instigatetheaction.
GabrieltoldmehewastheangelspokenofinZechariah1:1217(TLB),"Uponhearingthis,theAngeloftheLordprayedthisprayer:'OLordof
Hosts,forseventyyearsyourangerhasragedagainstJerusalemandthecitiesofJudah.Howlongwillitbeuntilyouagainshowmercytothem?'
AndtheLordansweredtheangelwhostoodbesideme,speakingwordsofcomfortandassurance.Thentheangelsaid,'Shoutoutthismessage
fromtheLordofHosts:Don'tyouthinkIcareaboutwhathashappenedtoJudahandJerusalem?Iamasjealousasahusbandforhiscaptivewife.
Iamveryangryattheheathennationssittingaroundatease,forIwasonlyalittledispleasedwithmypeople,butthenationsafflictedthemfar
beyondmyintentions.ThereforetheLorddeclares:IhavereturnedtoJerusalemfilledwithmercymyTempleshallberebuilt,saystheLordof
Hosts,andsowillallJerusalem.Sayitagain:TheLordofHostsdeclaresthatthecitiesofIsraelwillagainoverflowwithprosperity,andtheLordwill
againcomfortJerusalemandblessherandliveinher.'"
AnothertimeheallowedmetoseeJesusgoingintoheavenwithhisblood,notasthesacrificewithfilthygarments,butasthepriestwiththeblood
ofthecovenant.Icouldseehimasheentered,ashetookthebloodandsprinkleditontheholythingsofGod.Ihadneverunderstooditinthisway,
butthebloodalsohadtobesprinkledGodwardonthethingsinheaven(Hebrews9:1928).Jesuswentintoheavenwithhisownbloodand
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Hebrews10:1623(TLB)states,"'ThisistheagreementIwillmakewiththepeopleofIsrael,thoughtheybroketheirfirstagreement:Iwillwritemy
lawsintotheirmindssothattheywillalwaysknowmywill,andIwillputmylawsintheirheartssothattheywillwanttoobeythem.'Andthenhe
adds,'Iwillneveragainremembertheirsinsandlawlessdeeds.'Now,whensinshaveoncebeenforeverforgivenandforgotten,thereisnoneedto
offermoresacrificestogetridofthem.Andso,dearbrothers,nowwemaywalkrightintotheveryHolyofHolieswhereGodis,becauseofthe
bloodofJesus.Thisisthefresh,new,lifegivingway,whichChristhasopenedupforusbytearingthecurtainhishumanbody toletusintothe
holypresenceofGod.AndsincethisgreatHighPriestofoursrulesoverGod'shousehold,letusgorightin,toGodhimself,withtrueheartsfully
trustinghimtoreceiveus,becausewehavebeensprinkledwithChrist'sbloodtomakeusclean,andbecauseourbodieshavebeenwashedwith
purewater.NowwecanlookforwardtothesalvationGodhaspromisedus.Thereisnolongeranyroomfordoubt,andwecantellothersthat
salvationisours,forthereisnoquestionthathewilldowhathesays."
InthispanoramaoftruththattheLordallowedmetosee,hebroughtmebacktolookatthebookseveraltimesbecauseitwassoimportant.Gabriel
saidthatthebookonwhichGodhadinstructedbloodtobesprinkledwasthebookconcerningman'sdealingwithman.Hecalledmyattentionto
Exodus,chapters2123.Theotherlawshadtodowithman'sdealingwithGodand,amongotherthings,concernedman'sattitudes.
GodgavethecovenanttoMosesjustbeforehewentintothemountaintogettheTenCommandments,andsaidtoMoses,"Writeitinabook,and
thenreadittothechildrenofIsrael.""ThenMosesannouncedtothepeopleallthelawsandregulationsGodhadgivenhimandthepeople
answeredinunison,'Wewillobeythemall'"(Exodus24:3TLB).
Theywantedtoobeytheselaws,butthethingsoftheireverydaylifecausedtheirgoodintentionstofadeaway.Peopletodayarejustthesame,
allowingtheproblemsandinterestsofthisworldtopulltheirmindsandheartsawayfromGod'sblessings.
Thenguiltcomestheirwayandtheysay,"IknowthatGodhasforgiventhesegreatbigoldsinsthatIhavehad,butit'stheselittlethingsthatgive
metroublemyattitudestowardmyfamilyandthepeopleIworkwitheveryday."Theysay,"IreallywanttoliveforGod,andeachdayIputmyselfin
God'scare,buttheselittlethingsbotherme.I'mafraid,becauseIcan'tgetthevictoryoverthem."TheLordallowedmetoseeJesus,thehighpriest,
sprinklinghisbloodoverthetopofthebooksothatthosethingsarecovered.Theyarecompletetotally fulfilledinJesus.Godseestheblood,not
ourfaults,andweareaccepted!
IbelievethatmanyoftheillsandfrustrationsofbelieverscomebecausetheydonotseethefullnessofwhatJesus'bodymeans.Becauseofthe
accusationsofSatan,andbecauseofdailyremindersofsins,failure,andhumanweakness,weoftenforgetwhatJesushasdone.Wearesoaware
oftheseotherthings,thatwemustberemindedthatGodinhiswisdomhasprovidedatimeandawayforthistobeaccomplished.
Intakingcommunion,youremembertheLord'sdeathuntilhecomes!Hetastedtheseconddeath.Hefeltthefullblastofit.TheWordtellsusthat
heboreallofoursinsinhisownbodyonthetree.Heasksustolookuponhisbody,toseeoursins,andthesinsoftheworldplaceduponhimby
God.Everylie,everysinagainstourselvesandothers,everymurder,alladultery,allimmorality,alldishonesty,allcheating,allrebellion,allidolatry,
allenmitythroughwitchcraftandsatanismyes,everythingwecouldbechargedwithislaidonhim.Hehasbecomethesinbearer.Hehasbecome
sin,bearingtheconcentrateddregsoftherottennessofbillionsofpeople.
VisualizehimasthebulwarkagainstSatan'sattacks.Godsays,"Seehim,discernhim,becauseifyoudon't,youareoftenweak,youaresickly,and
youaresubjecttotheattacks,theletdownandthedrainingofyourspiritualstrength.Seehim,notassomethingofbeauty,butasthatsacrifice,
withthatrottennessuponhim,witheverymurder,everylie,everybitofimmorality,everybitofwickednessthatcouldpossiblyexist,allthestenchof
homosexualitythatcausedSodomtobeburnedeverythinglaiduponhimthere!"Thenasyouseehim,Godwantsyoutoseeonthatbody,YOUR
sin,YOURweaknesses,andYOURfailings,EVERYTHINGthatyouhavebeenworriedabout!
Theyarethere,buttheydon'thaveanystrength!Theyareonlytheashesofsinsthatusedtobe.Justtheburnedoutcinders!Whenyouseethis,
sinlosesitsgripanditspowertohurtyou.Yoursinsarenothingbutashes,becausetheblazingstrokeofGod'swrathandjudgmentfellonthat
body.Withallthesinslaidonhim,andallofGod'sgoodnesspouredintous,wecanstandbeforeGod,knowingthatsinhaslostitspoweroverus.
ThenwecanfollowthebloodasJesus,ourhighpriest,carriesitintothepresenceofGodforus,andcovers,destroys,andtotallyblotsoutallsins.
Thisisexactlywhathisblooddidwhenhecoveredus.ItblottedouteveryrecordagainstussothatGod'sunfoldingplanforuscouldbecomplete.
ThatplanistorestoreustotheplaceoftotalinnocenceandfellowshipwithGod,whichAdamandEveenjoyedinthegardenbeforesincame.
InHebrews10:5,JesusistalkingabouttheworkGodgavehimtodotheworkofbecomingasacrificeforsin,andhesaid,"Abodyhastthou
preparedforme."Alittlefurtherdown,inversetwentyhesaidthatwecouldnowenterintothatplaceofclosefellowshipthroughhisflesh.
GabrielremindedmethatthetabernaclehadtobeexactlyasGodinstructed,andthesacrificesweretobecarriedoutineverydetail,becausethey
representedGod'splanofredemptionforallmankind.ThisplanwasapictureofJesusandhissacrifice.Heexplainedtomesomeinterestingtruths,
whichmadethesacrificeofJesusevenmoremeaningful.
Abrazenaltarwasthefirstthinginsidethetabernacle,andonthisaltarthesacrificesweretobemade.Theofferingsweretobeburnedtoashes,
andtheashesthenweresprinkledonindividualswhoweretobeacceptedofGod.AllthesinsofIsraelwereplacedonthesacrifice.Thenthe
sacrifice,beingmadesin,feltthesearingheatsothatwhenIsraelcametobeaccepted,andtheashessprinkledalongwiththeblood,Godwas
sayingtoIsrael,"Youhavegivenmeyoursins.Iamgivingthembacktoyounow,andlettingyouseetheemptyshells,theashesofsomethingthat
haslostitspoweranditslife.Itisreducedtonothingbecausethefireofjudgmenthasbeendivertedtoasubstitute,andyoursinswhichwerethere
onthebodyofthatsubstitute,weredestroyed!"
GabrielbeganwithHebrews9:1314ashetalkedtomemoreaboutthesacrificeanditsmeaning."Forifthebloodofbullsandofgoats,andthe
ashesofanheifersprinklingtheunclean,sanctifiestothepurifyingoftheflesh:HowmuchmoreshallthebloodofChrist,whothroughtheeternal
SpiritofferedhimselfwithoutspottoGod,purgeyourconsciencefromdeadworkstoservethelivingGod?"
ThiskindofsacrificewaseffectiveinIsraelinthepurifyingofalifesothatpeoplecouldsay,"Itisdone,itisdone!Mysinsthatwereplacedthereare
nothingbutashessinshallnothavedominionovermeithaslostitssting,anditspower."Iftheyobtainedfreedomforawholeyearthroughanimal
sacrifices,howmuchmoreshallthebloodofChristandhissacrificepurgeandpermanentlyremovesinfromourminds,ourconsciences,andour
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Jesusliterallytastedhellforus,hisbodybeingstruckbytherighteousjudgmentofGod.Whentheenemycomesourway,wecansay,"Thosesins
thatyouaretryingtohauntmewitharenothingbutburnedoutcinders,andthepowerofsinhasbeencanceled!"Wecanjoyfullysay,"Hiswrath
hasbeendivertedfrommetoJesus,andmysinswerejudgedwhenhewasjudged!"
LookatJesus,theHighPriest,carryinghisbloodasheenterstheverytabernacleofGodintheheavenswheretherecordsofsinarekept!Gabriel
said,"Seehimashesplasheshisbloodonthebookofbrokenlawsanduponthealtarofthebrokencommandmentsasathickcloudblottingout
forevertherecordsofanythingthatiswritteninheaventhatyoucouldbechargedwith.Asweseehimdoingthat,weseehimbringingtousanew
covenant."
Hebrews10:16,17says:"ThisisthecovenantthatIwillmakewiththemafterthosedays,saystheLord,Iwillputmylawsintotheirhearts,andin
theirmindswillIwritethemAndtheirsinsandiniquitieswillIremembernomore."
Hehasturnedsinintocinders.Hehasblottedouttherecordsandgivenusabrandnewcovenant.Doyouknowwhyhedidthat?Itisbecausehe
WANTSus!Heisnotlookingforreasonstodestroyus,buttosaveus.
SeehimasthespotlessLambofGodpreparedfromthefoundationoftheworld.SeehimasthesinbearercomingbeforeGodwithfilthygarments,
strickenofGod,sprinklinghisbloodinheaven,sprinklingthebookofthecovenantthatisnowfulfilled.ThebloodthatspeakstoGodcoversallof
manspossiblefailures,anditsays,"Itisdone!"
InIsraeltherewasaremembranceofsinmadeyearafteryearafteryear.Manwaspardonedbutsinwasremembered.Myheartwassostirred
whenGabrielspoketomewithsuchcommandingtonesandsaid,"WhenJesuscame,theneedforpardonwasremoved,becausepardonreminds
Godofthesinwhichhasalreadybeenforgiven.Hecompletelyremovedtherecordsofthestainandguilt.ThebloodofJesusspeaksandsays,
'Justified,restoredtoaplaceoftotalinnocencebecauseofChrist. Wearereturnedtotheplaceweoccupiedbeforesineverenteredtheworld.'"
IntheOldTestament,pardoncamebecauseoffaithinthesacrifice.ButGabrielsaidwhenJesuscame,heWASthesacrificethattookallthesins
away."ForthisreasonyouarenotpardonedinGod'seyes.SinceJesusmadethesacrifice,notonepersonhasbeenpardoned.Godwantsno
reminderofthosesinsastheywerepreviouslyrememberedyearafteryear,buthetellsusnowthattheyareNEVERtoberememberedagain!"
Gabrielsaid,"That'swhyyouwillneverfindthemessageofpardonintheNewTestament.Thereisnoneedforpardon:ITHASBEENDONE!"
YouAreCovered(Atonement)(Ch.8)
ThemessageofatonementisatremendouslypowerfulandliberatingmessageforChristians.ItisamessagethatisincludedinGod'sunfolding
planfortodayandisforeverypersonwholivesonearthorwhowilllivebeforethefinaldayoftheLordarrives.Atonementactuallymeanstocover
(Hebrew:kaphar,tocover,cancelGreekkatallage:exchange,reconciliation).
Gabrielshowedmehowtodrawthediagram,whichexplainstheimportanceandfunctionoftheatonement.
ThisthreefoldmessageisforthosewhoarelivingforGod,forthosewhoarecareless,andfortheunbeliever,toletthemknowtheawesomeness
ofGod.Thismessageissoimportantthathasbeenapartofeveryangelicvisitation.Itisthefocalpointofallhistoryandforallpeopleitisthe
centerofGod'splanfortheredemptionofmankind.Itisthelaunchingpadforeternity.
TheurgencyandimportanceofthismessageissosignificantthatIfeelchallengedbyGodtotellyoutogetitintoyourheart,intoyourmind,andto
talkaboutitwithpeoplewhereveryouare.LetpeopleknowwhatJesushasdoneandwhathecando.

Inthecenterofthediagramisanarch,similartoarainbow.Thisarchoverusistheatonement,thecovering,andthebloodofChrist.Abovethe
atonementarchisGodandthewayheseesus.Belowitismanandthewayheseesus.Manseesuswithsin,fault,andfailurebutGodlooks
throughthiscovering,thisatonement,andseesholinessinsteadofsinbecausehehasalreadytakencareofsin.Insteadoffault,Godsees
blamelessness.Insteadoffailures,heseesusunreproveable,heseesnothingwithwhichwecanbereproved,rebukedorevenchidedfor
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Godcannottoleratesinbecauseofhisverynature.Fromhisviewpoint,theremustbetotalperfectionbeforehecanacceptus.Fromourearthly
viewpoint,welookforawaytomakeourselvesfreefromsinbypullingourselvesupbyourownbootstraps,butGodexplainedholinesstomeinan
entirelynewlight.
HolinessisverysimilartothegloryofGod.Itistheoutrayingofhispersonalityandhispresence.Absenceofsinistheresultofholiness,not
holinessitself.HolinessisliterallythecharacterandthenatureofGod.GODISHOLY!
Godspeaksofthehighwayofholinessthatreachesrightdowntoearth.Throughgrace,God'sunmeritedfavor,manapproachesGodonthat
highway.JesuswasandistheholinessofGodextendedtous,andheprovidesthewaybecauseheIStheway!WeareacceptedbyGodbecause
Jesuswasholy,andthenwearecoveredwithrighteousnesssothatGODSEESUSEXACTLYLIKEHESEESJESUS!
Weseebelowtheatonementarch(seediagram)thewayweareviewedintheeyesofman.Manlooksatoursin,ourfault,andourfailuresfromthe
underside,andaccusationscomeagainstusbothbypeopleandbySatan.God'sdesireforusisthatweseethoseaboutusasheseesthem.To
accomplishthis,hehasgivenushisWord,hisSpirit,andthebloodofhisSon,Jesus!
JustasGodcannotstandsin,hecannotevenstandfault.Whenalambwassacrificedundertheoldlaw,notonlydidthelambhavetobeperfect,
withoutasingleblemishorfault,butthepriestwhomadethesacrificehadtobewithoutblemishinordertofunctionasapriesthecouldnoteven
haveonemoleonhisentirebody.GodisaGodofperfection!
GodgaveverystrictandexactlawstoAaron,thehighpriest,astohowhewastopresentsacrificesofanimalsfortheatonementofthesinsof
God'schosenfamily,thechildrenofIsrael.GodallowedmetoseetheOldTestamentpriestashewentinwiththesacrificestoofferforthesinsof
thepeople,sotheycouldbecoveredfromoneyeartothenext.Ihadpreviouslyinterpretedthisscripturetomeanthatthepriestwasreadytogo
intotheholyplacewithintheveilbecausehehaddonealltherightthingsbeforehewentinthathehadattainedcompleteperfectionbyfollowing
everysingleoneofGod'sinstructions.Ihadalwaysfeltthatthiswassufficientpreparation.ButGodletmeseethatthiswasnotacomplete
understandingofthepurposeoftheserites.
Aaron,thehighpriest,andhissuccessors,couldonlygotoacertainplaceinthesacrificebeforecompletingtheirpreparationforentranceintothe
mostholyplacewithintheveil.Itwascalledthisbecauseofthesacrednessofthisinnerplaceofthetabernacle.TheArk,coveredwiththemercy
seat,waskeptbehindtheveilinthemostholyplace.Godsaid,"ForImyselfampresentinthecloudabovetheplaceofmercy."Theonepersonin
alltheworldwhocouldhavebeenspokenofastotallyrighteous,astotallyready,astotallyprepared,wouldhavebeenthehighpriest.
Godallowedmetoseethisscenealmostlikealivingpanorama!IsawAaron,thehighpriest,comingin,bringingayoungbull,whichhadtobeslain
justforthecleansingofthispriest.ThebloodofthiscalfhadtobeappliedtoAaronandputonallofthearticlesintheroomwherehewent.Buthe
couldnotbeginhisworkinthemostholyplaceuntilsomethingelsehappened!
Hewasinstructedtotakeahandfulofincensethathadbeenbeatenandpoundedintoafinepowder.ThisrepresentedthescourgingwhichJesus
hadtoendureforus.ThenAarontooksomelivecoalsdirectlyfromthefire,enteredintothemostholyplace,andquicklyputthathandfulofincense
onthecoals.InstantlyacloudbillowedupfromtheincenseandcoveredthemercyplaceabovetheArk.Aaronbecameengulfedinthecloudthat
wasasweetsmellingincensethatreachedupandpleasedGod.ThenwhenGodlookeddown,hesawAaronthroughthecloudthatrepresented
JesusChristandhissuffering.OnlybythisactcouldAaronsavehisownlife.
Aaron'slifewassparedbyasubstitutesacrificeforthestrokeofGod'swrath.Hishopeofacceptancerestedinwhattheincenserepresented,which
wasJesus!AaronwascoveredbecausethefireofjudgmentstruckthesubstituteandIsraelwasgivenanotheryearofreprieve.
Jesus,thesinlessSonofGod,wentinasthehighpriestforthesinsoftheworldwithnoatonementforhimself.Hishandswereempty!Hehadno
covering!God'swrathwasdivertedfromman,andJesustookthestrokeofGod'sjudgmentuponhimself!
AcloudarosefromtheburningincensethatJesusrepresented,thatspreadaroundtheworld.Itmovedbackthroughhistorytothebeginningof
man.ItmovedaheadfromCalvarytothatgreatdayofhiscoming!Asitspreadthroughtimeandspace,itcoveredallpeopleofallageswhohave
placedtheirtrustintheeternalcovering,God'ssacrificeofJesus!
Afterseeingthepanoramaofthisbeautifultruth,GabrieltoldmethatifIwouldliketoreadaboutthis,IcouldfinditinLeviticus16:6,1112.Thenhe
toldmeIcouldreadaboutwhathappenedtothepeopleafterAaronofferedthesacrifice.Thebloodofoneofthegoats(alsoatypeofJesus),which
wasthesacrificeforthesinsofthepeople,wastobebroughtwithintheveilandsprinkledupontheplaceofmercyandinfrontofit.Thiscovered
thebrokencommandments,whichwereman'ssins,containedintheArkoftheCovenant.
Aftertheriteofatonementwascompleted,thelivegoatwasbroughtin.Aaronlaidbothhandsupontheheadofthelivegoatandconfessedallthe
sinsofthepeopleoverit.Thenhesentthegoat,withallthesesinsonit,intothedesertwherenoonelived.Thiswasthe"scapegoat,"andittookall
thesinsaway.Afterfirstcoveringsinsofthepeoplesohecouldacceptthem,thenGodtotallyremovedallevidenceofsin.
Godwantsustoknowthatwhenhecoversoursin,heisnotgoingtoleavearotting,smolderingpileofsinunderneaththecovering.Hecoversit
firstsohecanacceptus,thenhetakesitallawaytoaplacewhereitcanneverbefound.Oursinsarenotonlycovered,buttheyareremovedasfar
astheeastisfromthewest.
BecauseofthesacrificeofJesus,whichwastheatonementforoursins,Godcanlookdownatusanduponallthathappensinthenormalcourseof
thislife,andoursinsarehiddenfromhim.Thatishiswayofprovidingforouracceptanceinthemostholyplacewhereheispresentinthecloud
abovetheplaceofmercy.
WhenGodgavemethispanoramicviewoftheatonement,orcovering,GabrielbroughtamessagetomefromGod'sheart,tellingmethatas
Christianswecanbecompletelyrelaxedinthegloriousknowledgethatheistakingexcellentcareofallthingsinhiskingdom,andthatbelieversdo
notneedtofeelweighteddownoncetheyunderstandtheirpositioninGod.HetoldmethatwhenGodlooksdownuponusandseesourfaithin
Jesusandhissacrifice,heseesuslookingjustexactlylikeJesus!Weareacceptedinthebloodandwrappedupinhislove.Hereferredmeto
Ephesians1:45,andsaidGod'sintentionwasthatmanshouldbeholyandwithoutblameinhissight."Longago,evenbeforehemadetheworld,
Godchoseustobehisveryown,throughwhatChristwoulddoforushedecidedthentomakeusholyinhiseyes,withoutasinglefaultwewho
standbeforehimcoveredwithhislove.(Ephesians1:45TLB).Hallelujah!

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GodhasgivenushisWordandhisHolySpiritbecausehewantstheworldtoseeusinthesamewayheseesus,whichislookinglikeJesus!
InTitus2:11itiswritten,"ForthegraceofGodthatbringssalvationhasappeared(hasbeenrevealed)toallmen."Allmenhavenotaccepted
salvation,buttheprovisionhasbeenmade.Ithasamessageofjustification,ofsinlessness,thatbeamsuptowardGodbutithasamessagethat
beamsdownward,"Teachingusthat,denyingungodlinessandworldlylusts,weshouldlivesoberly,righteously,andgodly,inthispresentworld"
(Titus2:12).
ThenGabrielremindedmethatsincewearenowjustified,Godhasalreadyacceptedussotheseotherthingswhicharedonebyourownefforts
andourownspiritualachievementarenotforthepurposeofGod'sacceptance,butsothatmenmightseehislikenessinus."Thesethingsaregood
andprofitableuntomen"(Titus3:8).TheyneedtoseeJesusinus,justlikeGoddoes,thenweactuallybecomeanextensionofthebeautyofChrist!
HegavemeareferenceinColossians1:2122wherehesaidGodhaswrappedupthismessageinabriefversejustasheshowedmeonthe
atonementdiagram."Andyou,thatweresometimealienatedandenemiesinyourmindbywickedworks,yetnowhashereconciledinthebodyof
hisfleshthroughdeath,topresentyouholyandunblameableandunreproveableINHISSIGHT:"LookbackattheatonementdiagramfromGod's
viewpoint.ThenGodliststheconditionsforthistobesoINHISSIGHT.Colossians1:23:"IFyoucontinueintheFAITH(inhiscovering)grounded
andsettled(confident),andbenotmovedawayfromtheHOPEOFTHEGOSPEL(thisGoodNews)..."
"ForfromtheverybeginningGoddecidedthatthosewhocametohimandallalongheknewwhowouldshouldbecomelikehisSon,sothathis
SonwouldbetheFirst,withmanybrothers.Andhavingchosenus,hecalledustocometohimandwhenwecamehedeclaredus'notguilty,'filled
uswithChrist'sgoodness,gaveusrightstandingwithhimself,andpromisedushisglory"(Romans8:2930TLB).
Heissayingthathewillbeamdownonustheveryatmosphereofheavenandgiveusalittleforetasteofwhatitisgoingtobelikeupthere.Thisis
thereasonbelieversarehappy.TheLordhasliterallygivenusabeautifulsamplingofwhathehasinstoreforusbecausehehaspromisedushis
glory!
"WhodaresaccuseuswhomGodhaschosenforhisown?WillGod?No!Heistheonewhohasforgivenusandgivenusrightstandingwith
Himself.Whothenwillcondemnus?WillChrist?No!Forheistheonewhodiedforusandcamebacktolifeagainforusandissittingattheplace
ofhighesthonornexttoGod,pleadingforusthereinheaven.WhothencaneverkeepChrist'slovefromus?Whenwehavetroubleorcalamity,
whenwearehunteddownordestroyed,isitbecausehedoesn'tloveusanymore?Andifwearehungry,orpenniless,orindanger,orthreatened
withdeath,hasGoddesertedus?No...butdespiteallthis,overwhelmingvictoryisoursthroughChristwholovesusenoughtodieforus"(Romans
8:3337TLB).
Becauseofhisgreatlove,Goddoesnot,andwillnotcondemnus.JesussaidinhisownwordsinJohn3:1617,"ForGodsolovedtheworld,that
hegavehisonlybegottenSon,thatwhosoeverbelievesinhimshouldnotperish,buthaveeverlastinglife.ForGodsentnothisSonintotheworldto
condemntheworldbutthattheworldthroughhimmightbesaved."
ManypeoplethinkJesuscametocondemnthem,butthetruthis,"Hethatbelievesonhimisnotcondemned:buthethatbelievesnotiscondemned
already,becausehehasnotbelievedinthenameoftheonlybegottenSonofGod"(John3:18).Godwassayinginthisscripturethatthisworldhad
lostitsway,anditneededawayout.HispurposeinsendingJesuswastomakeawayforustogointoGod'spresenceandremovethecloudof
condemnation.
Greatangelsfromheavenarearoundustotakechargeofusandbearusup,lestweslip(SeePsalm91:1112).Goddidn'tsaveustocondemnus,
buttogiveuslife.Hisplanistorestoreusintoaplaceoffellowshipandthenreuniteuswithhimself.ThisisGod'splan!Hallelujah!
Becausewearehis,theatoningbloodkeepsonflowingtocleanseusallthetime.Wearenotcleansedjustbyverbalconfession,becauseourlips
cansaywordswedon'tmean.Ourtrueconfessioncomesfromtheheartwhenoursinceredesireistopleasehim.Godlovesussomuchhewants
ustoknowthatwedon'thavetobeonpinsandneedlesinhispresence,plaguedbyfearoffailureinword,thought,ordeed.Whenlittlethingsdivert
ourattention,alittletemperrisesorabadattitudecreepsin,andweforgettoaskGod'sforgivenessforit,helooksatourheartsandourintentions.
WearejustifiedunderthenewlawbecauseofwhatJesusdidwhenhediedforus,andthatpreciousbloodcontinuestocleanseaslongaswewant
tostayunderthecoveringGodprovided,andhehasalsoprovidedguidingsignalsfromhisHolySpiritthatareeverpresenttokeepusunderhis
covering.
Inthisday,thefinalmessagebeforethecallofthetrumpetforustocomehigheristheoneofatonement.Thisfollowsthepattern,whichGodgave
inhisplanofsalvationbeforehemadetheearth.Hewantspeopletodaytofullyunderstandthattheyarecovered,andthesinnersneedtoknow
whatGodhasinmindfortheminordertoenablethemtocometohimandbeatpeacewithhim.
Evenifyourefuseandrejecthim,nothingcanseparateyoufromhislove.Heloveseventhemostungodly,buthedoestellusinExodus34:7that
thoughhismercyandhislovingkindnessreachesoutgenerationaftergeneration,itwillnotcleartheguiltyonlyfaithinhissacrificewilldothis.He
lovespeoplewhoareguiltyandfarawayfromhim,andtheyarebeginningtofeelthewarmthofhislove.Butthisalonewillnotgiveyouaticketto
heaven.ItmeansthatGodlovesyouandgivesyoutheopportunitytochoosehim,buttheonlyprovisionforguiltistheacceptanceofwhatJesus
hasdone.
WealsoneedtorememberthatGodisnotonlyaGodoflove,butheisalsoaGodofwrath.Sometimespeoplearelookingforalicenseorexcuse
tosinbecausetheyhavenorealdesiretoturnfromevil.However,theystillwanttohavethesafetyofthecoveringandaretryingtopullitover
themselves.Godwantspeopletoknowthatwhilehehasprovidedaplaceofsafety,thereisalsoanedgebeyondwhichthecoveringdoesnot
reach.
Thethings,whichgivebelieverstheirbiggestproblems,arenottheirsinsagainstGod,buttheshortcomingsandattitudesofmanagainstmanin
theirdailylives."Itisthethoughtlifethatpollutes.Forfromwithin,outofmen'shearts,comeevilthoughts..."(Mark7:20,21TLB).
Ashortcomingcontinuedbecomessin,whichisrebellionagainstGod,andisnotcoveredbytheblood.Ashortcomingdiscontinuedbecomes
obediencetoGod'swishes,andiscoveredbytheblood."...Youcanchoosesin(withdeath)orelseobedience(withacquittal)..."(Romans6:16
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MosesandAaronlivedwiththechildrenofIsraelandlookingatthemfromearthleveltheysawevilinthecamp.ButfromGod'sviewfromabovethe
covering,Godsawtheirobedienceinsteadoftheirsin."HehasnotseeniniquityinJacob,neitherhasheseenperversenessinIsrael"(Numbers
23:21).TheLivingBiblestates,"HehasnotseensininJacob."
GodtoldBalaamhehadlookedatIsraelfromman'sviewpoint,butnowhewantedhimtolookatthemthroughhiseyes.Inthe24thchapterof
Numbers,BalaamsaidhesawsomethingtotallydifferentnowthathiseyeswereopenedtoseeitthewayGodseesit."'Hehassaid,whichheard
thewordsofGod,whichsawthevisionoftheAlmighty,fallingintoatrance,buthavinghiseyesopen:Howgoodly(notevilnow)areyourtents,O
Jacobandyourtabernacles,OIsrael!Asthevalleysaretheyspreadforth,asgardensbytheriver'sside,asthetreesofaloeswhichtheLordhas
planted,andascedartreesbesidethewaters.'"
Godisnotcreatingabigirrigationsystemsohecanopenthefloodgatesandwaterthemallatthesametime,butheislovinglytakingindividual
careofeachone.Hewantsustogrowstrongandhealthyinhim.
WhentheLordspokeaboutthis,Isaid,"God,whataboutIsrael?Ifyouhadthemsobeautifullycoveredduringthistime,whydidyoupunishthem
overandoverandoveragaininbetweenthosesacrifices?"
Godexplainedtomethatrebellionandidolatryarethetwothingsthatwilltakemanoutfromunderthecovering.ItisnotthatGodremovesthe
coveringitisnotthatGodgoesdownandlooksunderit,butmanremoveshimself.LookatthelifeofIsraelandyouwillfindthatwheneverGod
smotethemandpunishedthem,itwasbecauseofrebellionandidolatry.
WhenpeopleputtheirfaithinanythingotherthanwhatJesushasdone,theyvoluntarilychoosetobeoutfromunderhisprotectivecovering.When
thisistheirdecision,theyareexposedtoGod'seyes,andheseestheirsins,faults,andfailures.
Oursinswereallwashedawaybythebloodofthelamb,andtheonlywayGodlooksatusisthroughthecleansingbloodofJesus.Thenhesees:
Holinessinsteadofsin.Blamelessnessinsteadoffault.Unreproveable(perfection)insteadoffailure.
WeGETUNDERthecoveringbyrepentingofoursins.WeSTAYUNDERthecoveringbywantingtopleaseGod,andbyobeyinghimeventothe
thoughtsandintentsofourheart.WeGETOUTFROMUNDERthecoveringbyrebellionoridolatry."ASFORMEANDMYHOUSE,WEWILL
SERVETHELORD!(Joshua24:19).
God'sWarningSignals(Ch.9)
Godwantsustoenjoyskatingonhislakeofjoywhileweareonthisearth,buthealsowantsustokeepawayfromtheareamarked"THINICE!"
Thisissimpletodo,forhehasclearlymarkedthewarningsignsintheBible.
Wedon'thavetoworryandfrettryingtoliveaChristianlife.Whenwearewalkingwithhiminhislight,wehavecompletefreedomfromfearandwe
neverhavetobeafraid!Hisheartisbeatingtwentyfourhoursaday,andaslongasitbeats,whichisforallofeternity,wearetotallyandcompletely
protectedwhileweareservinghim.
Godlovesussomuchthatheoffersuseverythinginheavenandearth,evenmakingusjointheirswithJesus.However,someindividualsstill
choosetovoluntarilywalkoutfromundertheatonement(thecovering,orthebloodofJesus)throughREBELLIONandIDOLATRY.
Torebelistorefuseallegiancetoorresisttheauthorityofsomeoneorsomeauthorityoveryou.Godisourauthority.Torebelagainsthimistoturn
ourbacksonthatwhichheoffers:theprotection,theblessings,theloveandthepromises.ThroughouttheBible,Godplainlyspellsoutthe
overwhelmingblessings,whichcomewhenwesubmittohisabsolutecontrol,andthecurses,whichcomewhenweresistorrebelagainsthim.
Idolatryisexcessiveattachmentorveneration(reverence)forsomepersonorthingadmirationwhichbordersonadoration.Idolatryisnotjust
worshippingagodorimageotherthanGod,itislustingafterourowndesiresandpleasures,insteadofdoingwhathewantsustodoforhim.
ThemessageofrebellionandidolatryaredivinewarningsignalsforustoheedsothatwemaybeprotectedfromslippingawayfromGod.Gabriel
referredmeto1Corinthians10,andletmelookatMosesandthechildrenofIsrael,whowereGod'schosenpeople,toseewhattookthemoutfrom
underthecloudcoveringwhichisaillustrationofthebloodcoveringGodplacesoverustoday.Verse1says,"Moreover,brothers,Iwouldnotthat
youshouldbeignorant,howthatallourfatherswereunderthecloud,andallpassedthroughthesea."
Theyhadeverythinggoingforthem!TheywereseparatedfromEgypt,whichwasatypeofthe(evil)worldtheywereprotectedandsparedand
theyhadthisbeautifulcovering,thecloud!
Thenhesaid,"AndtheywereallbaptizeduntoMosesinthecloudandintheseaAnddidalleatthesamespiritualmeatAnddidalldrinkthesame
spiritualdrinkfortheydrankofthatspiritualRockthatfollowedthemandthatRockwasChrist.ButwithmanyofthemGodwasnotwellpleasefor
theywereoverthrowninthewilderness."Noticethateventhoughtheyhadsupernaturalexperiences,andthecloudcoveredthem,Godwasnot
pleased.Whywasn'thepleased?"Fortheywereoverthrowninthewilderness."Why?Becausetheylustedafterevilthings!Theyrebelledagainst
whatGodhadforthemandtheyworshippedtheidolofselfpleasure!
Whatisanevilthing?It'shungeringafterthosethings,whichGodsaystoleavealonebecauseheknowstheywillbringultimatedestruction.
LookatitfromGod'swrittenWord:"Nowthesethingswereourexamples,totheintentweshouldnotlustafterevilthings,astheyalsolusted.
Neitherbeidolaters,asweresomeofthemasitiswritten,Thepeoplesatdowntoeatanddrink,androseuptoplay.Neitherletuscommit
fornication,assomeofthemcommitted,andfellinonedaythreehundredandtwentythousand."(1Corinthians10:68).
TheyfellintoidolatryandputsomethingelseinplaceofGod.TheycalledhimLordbutflagrantlyfailedtodothethingshetoldthemtodo.The
samethingishappeningtodaybecausethereisafalseteachinggoingaroundtheworld,whichsaysthatfornicationisnotwrong!Thesefalse
teachersthattheBiblewarnsaboutaresayingthatthisisanoldfashionedideaofanothergenerationtokeepthisonefromhavingfun!
Thiscommandmentdidn'tstartagenerationortwoagoGodgaveittotheIsraelitesover3,000yearsago.HeputthisinhisplanandhisWord
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Ayoungmanandwomanwhohadbeen"livein"partnersunderthenewmoralityrecentlygavetheirlivestotheLord.Theywereexcitedwhenthey
discoveredtheirsinswereforgiven,andthoughtforawhiletheycouldcontinuelivinginsin.Likemanyyoungpeopletoday,theyhadbeenensnared
byastyleofliving,whichcondonesfornication,orotherformsofrebellionandidolatry.PraiseGod,theysawthelightandweremarriedshortly
afterward!
SomepeopleshowanutterlackofrespectforwhatGodhassaid."NeitherletustemptChrist,assomeofthemalsotempted,andweredestroyed
ofserpents"(1Corinthians10:9).Godshowedhishatredforwhattheydidindisobeyinghiswishesforthem,andwhentheymurmured,Godsent
hisangeltodestroy23,000ofthem!
WARNING!"Sobecareful.Ifyouarethinking,'Oh,Iwouldneverbehavelikethat'letthisbeawarningtoyou.Foryoutoomayfallintosin.But
rememberthisthewrongdesiresthatcomeintoyourlifearen'tanythingnewanddifferent.Manyothershavefacedexactlythesameproblems
beforeyou.Andnotemptationisirresistible.YoucantrustGodtokeepthetemptationfrombecomingsostrongthatyoucan'tstandupagainstit,for
hehaspromisedthisandwilldowhathesays.Hewillshowyouhowtoescapetemptation'spowersothatyoucanbearuppatientlyagainstit.So,
dearfriends,carefullyavoididolworshipofeverykind"(1Corinthians10:1224).
DoyouseehowGod'scoveringworks?Hedoesnotcondonesin,buthewantspeopletoheartheGoodNewssotheycanreachoutandfindthe
powertobeliftedoutofthesesins.Onlythosewhodefyhimandwalkintheirownwayfindthemselvesonthinicebecausetheyhavepaidno
attentiontohiswarningsigns.Godisnotlookingforreasonstocondemnyou,andthat'sthereasonhehaspostedwarningsigns.Hisheartcryis,"I
wanttosaveyouIwantyoutohavelifeandhaveitmoreabundantly!"
WARNING!TherearesomedefinitewarningsignalsintheWordwhereGodhighlightshisplan,hisacceptanceandhiscoveringforhispeople.He
isnotdeletingthewarningsandthecalltohispeopletowalkwithhimandtoliveforhim.Thewarningsthathehasgivenarejustassureasever,
buthewantsthemtobeputintheirproperperspective.Hewantspeoplewholovehimanddesiretoliveforhimtoknowhowsafetheyare.Buthe
wantspeopletoknowthatthepaththeyareoncouldleadtorealtroubleiftheyarenottakinghimseriously.
Lawabidingpeoplearenotworriedeverydaybecausetherehappenstobeajaildowntown!Infact,theycanevenwalkrightuptoapoliceman,
lookhimintheeye,shakehandsandgivehimafriendlygreeting.Theydon'tneedtobeworried,becausetheyhavebeenobeyingthelaw.Thatis
exactlythewayGodwantsyoutofeelabouthim!
WARNING:Bewareofalossofasenseoftheimportanceofspiritualthings!
Therearemany,manybelieversontheroadoflethargy.LethargyisasenseoflackofimportanceadrowsydullnesstoGodalackofspiritual
energysluggishinactivity.Lethargyspeaksforthfromourinnerbeingwhenwesay,"It'seasiertostayhome.It'shardtogenerateexcitementand
zealforthethingsofGod.IhaveafewotherthingsIwanttodotoday,soIjustwon'tgotochurch!"
God'sremedy:"Letusnotneglectourchurchmeetings,assomepeopledo,butencourageandwarneachother,especiallynowthatthedayofhis
comingbackagainisdrawingnear"(Hebrews10:25TLB).Remember,ifyoufeelnumbandcoldinsideandit'saweightandaburdenforyouto
think,"Here'sanotherweekendandIhavetogotochurch.Whatachore!"WATCHOUT!DANGER!THINICE!
WARNING!UNBELIEF!Godwantsustohaveanaliveawarenessofwhatheisdoing.Hewantsustobelieveinthesupernatural,becauseheisthe
Godofthesupernatural.Ifinyourheartyouarestandingaloof,beware!"(Thereforebeware,)brotherstakecarelesttherebeinanyoneofyoua
wicked,unbelievingheartwhichrefusestocleaveto,trustinandrelyonHimleadingyoutoturnawayanddesertorstandalooffromtheliving
God"(Hebrews3:12Amp).
YoumighthavehadarealinterestinchurchandworkingforGod,buttherehascreptintoyourthinkingaspiritofskepticism.Youstandaloofwith
unbeliefordoubt,bothofwhichareenemiesofGod.Ifyousayyoubelieveinthesupernaturalandgiveonereasonwhyyoudoandninewhyyou
don't,yourwordsarejusthollowechoes.Thewarningsaysthatyoudon'treallybelieveinthesupernatural,andwithoutevenrealizingit,youfind
yourselfquestioningGod'swaysinyourmind.
Itissoeasytobelulledintobecominganobserverwhostandsaloofsaying,"Ican'tgettooinvolvedI'mmoreorlessneutral."Thereisnoneutral
groundyouareeitherpullingonewayoranother.
WeneedtobelikePeterandPaulandsomeoftheotherdiscipleswhofollowedJesusandwerewillingtolaydowntheirlivesforGod!I'mexcitedto
saythattherehasneverbeenatimeinthehistoryoftheworldwhenGod'speopleweremorededicatedtowhatheisdoingthattheyaretoday.
WARNING:"Thebacksliderinheartwillbefilledwithhisownways"(Proverbs14:14).Whenyoubegindriftingback,longbeforeyougettotally
awayfromGod,youareinterestedonlyinthosethingsthatpertaintoyou,notthethingsofGod.Thisisawarningsign.
WARNING!"Whatwillwesaythen?Willwe continueinsin,thatgracemayabound?"(Romans6:1).ThegraceofGodisabeautifulcovering,butit
isnotalicensetosin.God'sgraceissomethingwedidnotearn,somethingwecannotbuy.Apersonwhothinkstheycandowhattheypleaseis
rebellingagainstGodandskatingonthinice!
WARNING!"...ReceivenotthegraceofGodinvain"(2Corinthians6:1).God'sgraceisagiftandshouldnotbereceivedinvain.Paultellsabout
thisinconnectionwithwhatGoddidinprovidinghiscovering,andhegaveusthiswarning:"ForGodtookthesinlessChristandpouredintohimour
sins.Then,inexchange,hepouredGod'sgoodnessintous!AsGod'spartnerswebegyounottotossasidethismarvelousmessageofGod'sgreat
kindness."Goddidthisforyouandwhatabeautifulwordofassuranceheisgiving,buthewarnedusnottotossitasideforworldlypleasures."For
Godsays,'Yourcrycametomeatafavorabletime,whenthedoorsofwelcomewerewideopen.Ihelpedyouonadaywhensalvationwasbeing
offered.'RightnowGodisreadytowelcomeyou.Todayheisreadytosaveyou."
Thenhegoesontotellushowwecankeepfromtossingitaside:"Wetrytoliveinsuchawaythatnoonewilleverbeoffendedorkeptbackfrom
findingtheLordby thewayweact,sothatnoonecanfindfaultwithusandblameitontheLord.Infact,ineverythingwedowetrytoshowthatwe
aretrueministersofGod"(2Corinthians5:21and6:14TLB).Hallelujah!
Supposeyoujustpurchasedanewdishwasherforyourhome.Youareexcitedaboutallthenewfeaturesandthemanyhoursitwillsaveyouin
yourkitchen,andyouarereadingtheinstructionsonhowtomakeitdothebestjobforyou.Youdiscoveralittlesignthatsays,"WARNING!Forthe
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Whatwouldhappenifyousuddenlythought,"Ican'tkeepthisinmyhomeitmayfailme!"Justforamomentyoutookyoureyesoffofthebenefits
andenlargeonthewordofcautionandimmediatelyallthebenefitsdiminishedinyourmind!
WhatGodhaspromisedisthesamethingfortheindividualwhorecognizeswhathasbeendoneforhimandwhatGodwantstodo.God'spromises
andhisbenefitsareallspelledoutforhimandtheequipmentissuperior.WearesoldonhowgoodGodisandhowhisinterestinusistoldinallof
hisgoodpromises,notonewordofwhichhasheeverfailedtoperform.Hisguaranteeisunlimited!Butthereisstillawarningsign,anditisthereto
makeitworkforyou!
Aredlightflashesatarailroadcrossingwhenthetrainiscoming,topreventusfromgettingkilled!Afireenginesoundsasirentowarnusofits
approach!Anambulanceandapolicecarflashlightswhenthereisdanger,andthewailoftheirsirenwarnsustopulloverandgetoutoftheway.A
feverwarnsusofsicknessandinfection.
Allofthesesignalsaregood,andsoareGod'swarningsigns.Theyarejustaseffectivetokeepusfromgettingkilled(spiritually)astheflashing
lightsatarailroadcrossingaretokeepusfromgettingkilledphysically!Godlovesussomuchhehaspostedwarningsignsallalongthelakeofjoy,
justforourprotection!
WhenGodSaysThanks!(Ch.10)
Thereistremendousjoyinmyheart,knowingthatGodcaresenoughforhispeopletogivethemdivineguidanceanddirection.Ialsofeela
profoundresponsibilitytobringtotheworldthetruths,whichGodhasplaceduponmyheart.Thesearebiblicalfacts,whichmanyofusknow,butto
haveGodarticulatethemsoclearlyandcallourattentiontothembyangelicmessengersandothersupernaturalmeans,addsanextraweight!
TheseexperiencestheLordhasallowedmetohaveapartinandtosharehavenotbeenjustemptydreamsorimaginations.EverytimeGodhas
dealtwithme,hehasbroughttheWordofGodtomewithgreatforceandsupportingpower.
Onhisfirstvisittome,thisangelspokeofthreemainareas.ThefirstwasGod'scharacter,whatheisreallylike,thedesiresofhishearttoward
people,andthethingsthatareimportanttoGod.ThesecondwasourpositioninGod,andthird,hewantedmetoremindyouofthepreparationfor
thatgreatjudgmentday!
Thefirstareaissummarizedinthechapteron'GoodNewsForYouandYourFamily!
ThesecondareaisthepositionfromwhichGodseesus,andthisiscoveredinthechapteronthe'Atonement.'Iaskedhim,"WhereintheBiblecan
Iactuallyseethisatwork?"andGodsaid,"Ihavehaditrecorded.YoucanreaditinNumbers"(Numbers23:21),andhetoldmeexactlywhatit
meant.HeletmeknowthatthesacrificethatIsraelhadputtheirtrustin,wasatypeofthegreatsacrificeofChristinwhichweputourfaith,andthat
itmadethemacceptedbyGodbetweentheyearlysacrifices.
IhadreadthroughtheBiblemanytimesandhadneverseenthisbeautifultruthofGod,statingthathelooksatmanfromadifferentlevelthanman
himselfdoes.God'seyeviewisonthetopsideofthiscoveringman'seyeviewisontheunderside.
ThishasbeenreferredtopracticallyeverytimeGodhasdealtwithme.Godwantsustoknowourpositioninhim.Aswedesiretoliveforhim,and
weWANThimasourLord,thebloodcoveringisthere!Heseesusthroughthecoveringastheflowersandtrees,whichhehasplantedhimself.He
seesuslikeChristbecauseweareacceptedinhim,allwrappedupandcoveredinhislove.Withourfaithinhim,hewantsustoknowthisposition.
HewantsustoknowthatthedayiscomingwhichtheApostlePaulspokeofin2Timothy1:12wherehesaid,"IknowwhomIhavebelieved,and
ampersuadedthatheisabletokeepthatwhichIhavecommitteduntohimagainstthatday."Thiswillbeadayofbeautyandadayofreward!
Godwantsustobeawareofwhatisimportanttohim.Whenweknowhowmuchhecaresaboutcertainthings,thenwewillwanttocareabout
them.Hesays,"IsnotthisthefastthatIhavechosen?Toloosethebandsofwickedness,toundotheheavyburdens,andtolettheoppressedgo
free,andthatyoubreakeveryyoke"?(Isaiah58:67).
Godwantsustobeinterestedinthethingsheisinterestedin,andthatispeople!"Isitnottodealyourbreadtothehungry,andthatyoubringthe
poorthatarecastouttoyourhouse?Whenyouseethenaked,thatyoucoverhimandthatyouhidenotyourselffromyourownflesh?"Godis
givingusaninsidepictureofhisheart.HeistellingusaboutthethingsthatareREALLYimportant!
Hesaidpeoplearedoingalotofthingsthatare"good"things,necessarythings,thingsofthislife,andthingsthatneedtobedone.Theyhaveareal
valuewhileinthislife,sotheyarenotworthless.Theyhaveareasonhere,buttheyarenotallthings,whicharegoingtoremain.Hementioned
specificallycertainbookswhichpeoplespendalltheirtimewriting,bookswhichmayhavevalue,butdonotmeettheneedsofpeople.
Singingperformances,unlessdirectedtotheneedofalife,aretemporaryandwillnotgoon.Evensermonsthatarepreached,whichcanbegiving
outinformation,maybepreachedtoaCROWDofpeople,butnottotheNEEDofthepeople!Thesemayhelptoguideandmotivatepeopleand
steertheminacertaindirection,buttheywillnotbesomethingthatactuallyremains.
Buildingshaveagreatpurpose,butGoddoesn'tneedbuildings.Hehasbuildingsthatputthoseinthisoldworldtoshame.
Hespokeabout'giving'campaigns.Hesaidifyougiveforcredit,yougetyourrewardhere,butnotinheaven.Oftenanindividual'smissionaryvision
hasbeenhurtbecauseofadesireforcreditorrecognition.Itisallrightifpeoplehavetobemotivated,butthiskindofgivingisnotgoingdownin
God'sbook.Hewantsgivingfromtheheart!Thesearetheexactwordstheangelused:"Thesethingsmayhavesatisfyingrewardinthislife,and
theyareimportant,buttheywillnotremain."
"Whatwillremain?"Iquestioned.HereferredtoPhilippians4:1718wherePaultoldthemtobringagiftoutoftheirwant.Itwasn'tthathedesired
thattheybringagifttohim,butashesaid,"Idesirefruitthatmanyaboundtoyouraccount."So,whenthisbookisopen,itwillshowthatthese
peopledidsomethingspecial,notforrewardhere,butfortheLord.
InJohn15:16,Jesus'prayerwasthatthefruitofyourlifeshouldremain.Godwantsustohavesomethingthatisinthebookforever,becausehe
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I'msurethisministeringangelhasbeenwithmemanytimesbefore.WhileIwasinthehospitalmanyyearsago,IheardavoicewhileIwasvery,
verysick.Themessagethatcametomealmosteverydaywas:"Strengthenthosethingsthatremain."Todayheistalkingaboutthesamething.He
wantsustostrengthenthosethingsthatlastforever.
PeoplearespecialtoGod.IfyouwanttoknowwhereGodlivesonthisearth,lookwherepeopleareandyouwillfindhisaddressbecauseGodlives
wherepeoplearehurting.Hewantstohelpthem.Heinvolveshimselfwiththeneedsofpeople.Itiswhenwegetdownonthelevelofhumanneed
andtakeapersonintoourheartsandactuallymeettheirneedthatsomethingiswrittendowninourbookinheaven.
Otherthingsmayhelp,butthefruithewantsisyourpersonallove,yourpersonalhelp,andyourpersonalconcern.Whenyouseeanindividual
hurtingandyourownheartactuallyhurtswiththem,thisiswhenyoucare!
Recently,Iaskedthechildreninmychurch,"WhatisJesuslike?"Lookattheiranswers:
"Jesusissomebodywholovestohelpyou."
"Ifyouarehungry,hewillprovidefood."
"Ifyouaresick,hewantsyouwell!"
"Helovesyou!"
ThisisthewaylittlechildrenunderstandthemessagefromGod.God'sdesireisthatwebelikeJesusandwewillalwaysfindhimmovinginthe
areasofhumanneed.
Theangelspokeaboutpersonalinvolvementwithourownfamily withourownfleshandblood.NotwhatweDOforthem,butwhatweAREto
them.Whattheymeantous!Somemembersofourownfamilymayhavebeenreal"stinkers."Theymayhavetakenadvantageofus.Theymay
haveliedtous,andwesaid,"I'mwritingthatpersonoff."Goddoesn'twantustohurtthatpersonhewantsourhearttogooutandlovethemand
helpthemineverywaywepossiblycan.ThatisGod'snature.
Thismessageappliesnotonlytoourownfamily,butalsotothefamilyofGod.InGalatians6:10,itiswrittenthatGoddesiresforustodogoodtoall
men,especiallytothehouseholdofGod.HewantsustorepresentJesusandtobelikehim.Thisiswhatisrecordedinourheavenlyaccount.We
canhelpthatpersonwhoislonely!Wecanhelpthatpersonwhoishurting!Wecanhelpthatpersonwhomaybefilledwithfrustration!Jesussaid,
"Inasmuchasyouhavedoneittooneoftheleastofthesemybrothers,youhavedoneittome"(Matthew25:40).Thesearethedeedsthatare
writteninourbook.
TheangelsaiditwasmoreimportanttobelikeJesusinmeetingtheareaofaperson'sneed,thantobewitnessingtopeopleaboutsalvation.That
reallysurprisedme.Wehavebecomesoconditionedtotheideathatwearen'tdoinganythingforGodunlessweareabletogetoutandwitnessand
toskillfullyusetheWord.Butthisangelsaid,"Whenyouarehelpingpeople,youbecomealivingwordtothemwhichsays,'IcareandGodcaresfor
you!'"Thatdoesn'tmeanweexaltourselvesasJesusitsimplymeansJesusislivinghislifethroughus.Webecomeawordthatisalivetothem,
notadead,printedword,butalivingword.Thisissomethingwecando,anditismoreimportantthanwitnessing,quotingscriptureorteaching.
Insteadofwitnessing,weBECOMEawitnessofwhatJesusisreallylike.
Thisissomethingeveryonecando!Wedon'thavetohaveaspecialtalenttolayuptreasureinheaven.AnyChristiancanmakeadepositinthe
bankofheaveneveryday,becausetherearepeoplewhoneedhelpeveryday!Whenwecareforthem,wearebringingtheheartofGodtothemin
theirplaceofneed.WhenwedothisforGod,somethinggoesintoouraccount!
WhilewearewaitingforthecomingofJesus,let'sgetoutandgetourbookfull,notdoingitforthatspecificreason,butdoingitbecausethatisthe
wayGod'sheartbeatsforpeople.Whenweareclosetohim,wewillfeelthesameway.Things,whicharedonebecauseofhisloveandhisSpiritin
us,areplacedinouraccountinthearchivesofheaven!
InMatthew25:3540,Jesustaughtthatwhenwefeedthehungry,givewatertothethirsty,anddoaservicetopeople,wearedoingthisasunto
him.Thisincludesavisittoaresthometocheerupapersonwhoisdepressed,orcaringforalittlechildwhosemotherissowearyshecanhardly
stand.Whenwehavebeentiredourselves,buthavesaid,"Iwanttosharethisloadwithyou,"andhaven'tlookedforareward,wearedoingthisas
untoJesus.Thesedeedsarerecordedinthebook!
WewillbedoingwhatJesusdidwhenweshowkindnesstoindividualsbyhelpingthemfeeltheirworthwhentheyhavebeenbeatendownandare
depressed,whentheirselfworthandtheirselfesteemhasbeencrushed.
Godcaresforpeople,andtheonlywaypeoplewillknowthathecaresisthroughyouandme.Thatiswhyitissoimportantforustoknowwhatheis
like.Godsaidnottogloryinwealth,orwisdom,ormight,orotherthingsofthisworld,buttogloryinthis,thatyouknowGod,thatheisaGodof
justiceandaGodfilledwithkindness.
Peopleoftengettheirthinkingconfused.TheythinktheonlythingsyoudoforGodarewhatyoudoinaspiritualway.Whenweminister,itmightbe
hardtorelatetoaperson'sspirit,butit'snothardtorelatetotheirphysicalneeds,theirbodiesandtheiremotions.Jesusalwaysministeredtoboth
spiritualandphysicalneeds.
Forexample,onedayamancameintomyofficethatwasinvolvedinhomosexuality,awayoflifethatIhate.Ihadarealbattlewithmyself.He
didn'twantprayerandhewouldn'tevenadmithisneedfordeliverancefromhomosexuality,buthewashungry.Hehadn'thadanyfoodforawhile.I
hadtoaskmyself,"WhatwouldJesusdo?"IknewthatJesuswouldseparatethemanfromhissin,so Ididthesame,andinpeelingawaythe
vileness,IfoundthesignatureofGod.Thismanwashungry!
Jesussaid,"Ifyourenemyhungers,givehimtoeat."IhavetoconfessIhadahardtimebecauseIthoughtaboutpeoplewhodeservedfoodmore
thanhedid,soItoldhim,"Iknowwhatyourlifeis.Youcannothideit,butyouarehungry,andGodcaresaboutthat,andIcare."ThenIprovided
foodforhim.
Ididn'tdoittogetsomethingrecorded,butIknowthatactofkindnessisinGod'sbook.Iwasn'tdoingitforthatreason,butwhenyoufeelthe
workingoftheSpiritinyourheart,hegivesyouloveforpeople,andthatisyourmotive.For"ThefruitoftheSpiritislove,joy,peace,longsuffering,
gentleness,goodness,faith,meekness,temperance"(Galatians5:22).AllofthesearetraitsofGodthatreachouttopeople.

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IwishIhadknownalongtimeagohowGodfeelsaboutpeopleandhowmuchhelovesthem.WhenJesuswalkedonthisearth,hewassearching
forpeopleinneed,andheisstilllookingforthem.Hehasmultitudesofemissarieswalkingaround,andissayingtothem,"Iwantyoutogetout
therewheretheneedis."Whenwehavelovinglypreparedamealforsomeonewhohasbeensick,andhavebrighteneduphisorherdaybycaring,
somethingisbeingwrittendowninthatbook.
CaringforthosewhoarenotinthefamilyofGodisalsoimportant.Wecarewhenwehelpthefatherlessandthewidowswhodon'tknowwhichway
toturnbecausetheycan'tfinddirection.Godsaidthroughthisangel,"Thisispurereligionanditisundefiled.Thisiswhatwilllastandberecorded
inthearchivesofheaven."
Iremembersomeofthosehell,fireandbrimstoneevangelisticsermonsthatusedtomakestraighthaircurl,tryingtoscarepeopleintoheaven.I
heardonemansay,"Godtakesallthesinsthatheisholdinginreserveagainstyouandholdsthemoveryourheadtokeepyougoingstraight!"
Thenhewouldthunderon,"You'regoingtohavetofaceeverysinbecausetheyareallwrittendowninyourbookandheldinreserve.Onthedayof
judgment,Godisgoingtotakeabigscreenandprojectorandshowallyoursinstotheworld,includingyourfamilyandfriends."Thenhesaid,"The
wrongsthatyoudidbeforeyouweresavedareallforgiven,buteverythingyoudoafteryouaresavediskeptinreservetobeheldagainstyou."
Peoplereallysquirmedwhentheyheardamessagelikethat,anditseeminglymovedsomepeopletowardGod,butpraiseGod,itisn'ttrue!
Astheangelgavemethismessage,hesaidthatthisisinconflictandcontrarytothecharacterofGod.Whenyouconfessyoursin,hedestroysit,
wipesitout,andsayshewillnever,neverrememberitagain.IfyouhavebeendeceivedintobelievingthatonthatgloriousDayofJudgmentalotof
condemnationisgoingtobebroughtagainstyou,Ihavegoodnewsforyou!Itsimplywillnothappenthatway.It'sgoingtobeaBEAUTIFULday
when,insteadofjudgmentalcondemnation,Godsays,"THANKS!"
Christisourfoundation.Nothingcanmovehim.YourfaithandtrustinJesusputsyouonafoundationthatcanneverbedestroyed.Godtellsusthat
allwehavedonewhichislikeJesuswillbepermanentandlasting.
Lukesaid(Luke3:17)thatGodisgoingtoseparatethechafffromthewheatonthatday.Heislookingforthekernelthatisgoingtolast!Theangel
actuallymadethestatementthat"Godisnotinterestedinthechaff."Hehasnouseforitheisremovingitfromyourlifesoonlythatwhichis
perfect,thatwhichislikeJesus,willremain.Allheisinterestediniswhatisinsideofthatchaffhewantsthatlittlekernelandisgoingtoremovethe
shellandfindthelifeinsidethatwilllastforever!Hallelujah!
In1Corinthians3:12,theapostlePaulmadereferencetothefoundationthatisgoingtolastforever:"Nowifanymanbuilduponthisfoundation
gold,silver,preciousstones,wood,hay,stubbleEveryman'sworkwillbemademanifest(exposed):forthedayshalldeclareit,becauseitwillbe
revealedbyfireandthefireshalltryeveryman'sworkofwhatsortitis."Hereferstotheremovalandburningofthechaff,revealingthatwhichwill
lastforever.
Thethingsofthislifearegoingtopassawayonthatgreatjudgmentday,buttothebelieveritwillbeatimeofgreatrewardwhereGodbringspraise
tohispeople.Thereisnotgoingtobeapersonpresentatthisbelievers'judgmentwhowillhearoneharshwordofcondemnation,becauseJesus
hasalreadypaidourpenaltythroughhisdeath.
Asthelightofheavenbeginstoglowbeforeus,andthethingsofthisearthbegintomeltandfallaway,thereisgoingtoemergeabodyofbelievers
fromalldifferentlevelsofspiritualgrowthandspirituallife.Allofthethingswhicharetransitoryaregoingtobegone,andthosewhohavepleased
GodwillstandonthatfirmfoundationintheeyesofGod!
ThisdayisspecialtoGod.Itisadaythathehaslookedforwardtoforalongtime.ThisisthedayPaultalkedaboutwhenhesaidheknewhecould
trustGodtokeepthosethings,whichhehadcommittedtohimagainstthatday!Hecontinuesin1Corinthians4:5wherehesays,"Thereforejudge
nothingbeforethetime,untiltheLordcome,whobothwillbringtolightthehiddenthingsofdarkness,andwillmakemanifestthecounselsofthe
hearts:andthenshalleverymanhavePRAISEOFGOD!""AtthattimeGodwillgivetoeachonewhateverpraiseiscomingtohim"(TLB).
Everypersonisgoingtohearthosewords,"Thankyou,thankyou!Youdidagoodjob."Somepeopledomorethanothers,butEVERYBODYthere
willhavepraiseofGod.
"ThenshallEVERYmanhavepraiseofGod."TheapostlePaulsaidthatthedaywasgoingtodeclareit.AllthebeautifulthingsGodhaswritten
downforyouaregoingtobeknownonthatgloriousday.Goddoesn'tdothingsthataren'timportant,sothinkwhatitwillmeantohimwhenhetakes
yourhandasyoustandbeforehim,looksyouintheeye,andsays"Thanks!Thanksforallthosethingsyoudidforme!"EveryChristianisgoingto
hearthosewords,"Thankyou!Youdidagoodjob!"
MyhumanmindcouldnotcomprehendhowGodcouldeversaythankyoutome.Ishallneverforgettheawesomenessofthemomentwhenthe
angeltoldmethatonthatgloriousday,Godwouldsaythosewords,becauseitisbeyondmyabilitytounderstandthatGodcouldlovemesomuch
thathewouldeverysay,"Thankyou,RolandBuck!"
Iaskedtheangeltoexplainwhatismeantby"thingsofdarknessandthecounselsofthehearts,"andthiswashisanswer:"Godwillshinehislight
onthehiddencornersoftheheartsofthosewhohaveservedhimbecauseoftheirlove,notexpectingthanks.Forthesethings,too,theywillhear
Godsaythanks."Thisdoesnotmeaninrelationtoevildeeds.Theangelreferredtoitasthebeautiful,buthiddenthingsthatpeoplehavenotknown
aboutyourlife.Godisgoingtotellyougoodthingsthatyoudon'tevenknowaboutyourself!Heknowsallofyourthoughts,andeventhosegood
thoughtsareworthyofpraise!
Idon'tknowwhenJesusiscoming.HowIwishtheangelhadgivenmesomeindication,buthedidn't.Eventspointingtowardhiscomingare
happeningfast,however,andangelsaremovinghindrancesoutoftheway.PeoplearebeingmovedaboutandtouchedbyGodmorethanIhave
everwitnessedbefore.
ManymorepeoplearegoingtobesavedandturntoGodwhentheyseeusdoingGod'sworkforhimbymeetingtheirneeds,thanwhenweare
tryingtoputthe"bee"onthemforsalvation.Peoplearespirituallyhungry.Theyarelongingforsomeonewhoactuallybecomesalivingword
expressedrightinfrontofthem.Thisissomethingeveryonecando,notjustafewskilledpeople,becausewecanallbeamoutthatloveofGod.
(Webmastersnote:JustasIwastypingthissectionoutIheardthegarbagetruckoutsidemyhouse.It'smorethan90degreesoutthereatthe
moment.Iquicklyrandownstairsandopenedmygaragedoor,carryingtwoicecoldcocacolasinmyhand.Oneoftheyoungcollectorsimmediately
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partner."Iappreciateallyourhelp,"Isaid,andretrievedmyemptytrashcan.Itwasratherpainlessyoucandoittoo.NicetimingLord...Praise
God!)
WhenyouknowGodisgoingtosay"thanks"toyousomeday,doesn'titmakeyoufeellikefindingsomeoneinneedandhelpingthem?
Godhasputgreatemphasisonfamilyrelationshipsthroughthesemessagesbroughtbytheangels.Maybeyouhavesomemembersofyourfamily
youhaven'ttalkedtoforalongtime.Whynotgivethemacallandsay,"I'mexcited!Ibelieveourcircleupthereisgoingtobeunbrokenbecause
Godisworkingtobringwholefamiliestohimself."Sometimesthepeopleinourownfamilyseemtobethemostdifficultonestotalkto,butamong
theeasiesttowhichwecanshowtheloveofJesus.
WhatthisworldneedsisJesus!Justaglimpseofhim,anditisthroughusthattheycanseehim.
Thelastthingtheangelsaidonthissubjectwasthattherealdesiresofourheartandthelongingsthatwehaveinthislifewillbemetwhenwetake
careofanother'sneedintheplaceofJesus.TheangelstatedthatwecouldseewhatGod'sinterestsreallyareinthefiftyeighthchapterofIsaiah.I
readit,andsureenough,itwaswrittenrightthereintheBiblejustashehadbeentellingme.
"No,thekindoffastIwantisthatyoustopoppressingthosewhoworkforyouandtreatthemfairlyandgivethemwhattheyearn.Iwantyouto
shareyourfoodwiththehungryandbringrightintoyourownhomesthosewhoarehelpless,pooranddestitute.Clothethosewhoarecoldand
don'thidefromrelativeswhoneedyourhelp.Ifyoudothesethings,Godwillshedhisowngloriouslightuponyou.Hewillhealyouyourgodliness
willleadyouforward,andgoodnesswillbeashieldbeforeyou,andthegloryoftheLordwillprotectyoufrombehind.Thenwhenyoucall,theLord
willanswer.'Yes,Iamhere,'hewillquicklyreply.Allyouneedtodoistostopoppressingtheweak,andtostopmakingfalseaccusationsand
spreadingviciousrumors!Feedthehungry!Helpthoseintrouble!Thenyourlightwillshineoutfromthedarkness,andthedarknessaroundyou
shallbeasbrightasday.AndtheLordwillguideyoucontinually,andsatisfyyouwithallgoodthings,andkeepyouhealthytooandyouwillbelike
awellwateredgarden,likeaneverflowingspring"(Isaiah58:611TLB).
AtthesametimeyouarereflectingJesusbytheseactsofkindness,letthemessageofsalvationbubbleoutofyoulikeawellwateredgarden,like
aneverflowingspring.ThisiswhatJesusdid.Heneverforgotthespiritualneedsofpeople,andneithercanwe!Botharevital!
Whenwearegivingloveandconcerntopeople,Godiswritinginthearchivesofheaventhoseactsforwhichhewillsaytoeachofus,"THANKS!"
Isn'titalmostmorethanourfinitemindscanunderstandtoknowthatonthatgreatday,Godwillgreetuswithabigwelcomeandsay,"Welldone,
mygoodandfaithfulservant.Thanks!"
MissionPhilippines(Ch.11)
It'sastrangefeelingtobesittingintheSanFranciscoairportonthewaytoaforeigncountry,wonderingwhat'sgoingtohappenwhenyougetthere!
That'sthewayIfeltontheSaturdaynightIwasutterlycompelledtogotothePhilippines.
TheweekbeforeIwastoleaveonthismission,theangelGabrielmetme,spokewithmeaboutthework,andgavemeassuranceinmyheartthat
whatwashappeningwassomethingthatGodhimselfhadplanned.Hegavemethenamesofpeopletowhomhehadbeenministering,thathesaid
Iwouldmeet,someofwhomwerenotnecessarilyimportanttothemission,butweregivenasaconfirmationtomethatthistripwasfromGod,and
thatitwasnotjustavisit!
Theplanewasscheduledtodepartatmidnight,andIhada61/2hourlayover.About11PMIcheckedintoreceivemyseatassignment,satdown
inthepredepartureareaandwatchedthepeopleastheymilledaround.SpirituallyIwastunedinallthewaytoseewhatGodwasdoing,andIhad
atremendousfeelingofanticipation!
Therewasanemptyseatbesideme,andayoungFilipinosatdown.Wehadaninterestingconversationandwhenweboardedtheplane,I
discoveredthissamemanwassittingnexttome!IimmediatelygotoutthelistofnamesgivenmebyGabrieltocheckthingsout.ThenameSARI
ANOwasattheverytopofthelist.Itookadeepbreath,askedthisyoungmanifSareeonowasthecorrectwaytopronouncehisname,andI
wishyoucouldhaveseenthelookonhisface!HewasextremelyupsetbecauseIknewhisname!Helookedaroundtoseeiftherewasanythingon
hispersonthatwouldidentifyhim,buttherewasnothing!Hequicklygotupadtookaseatinanotherpartoftheplane,whichwasnotfull.Ihadhis
seatandmine,soIsleptallthewaytoHawaii.
PriortodeparturefromHawaii,thestewardessannouncedthateveryonemusttaketheirassignedseatsbecauseofthenewpassengerscoming
aboard.Reluctantly,thisyoungmancamebacktositdownbesideme,soIthoughtitwouldbewelltocalmhimdown.Icertainlydidn'twanthimto
beuneasyfortheentiretenhourflightbecausethat'salongtimetobemiserable.
IsimplyandhonestlytoldhimIknewhisnamebecausetheangelGabrielhadgivenittome.WhenIsaidthis,helookedaroundagain,butthere
werenoemptyseats,andtherewasnoplaceforhimtogo!ItoldhimthatGodlovedhimandthatthistripwasgoingtobemorethanavisit,
becausehehadbeenchosentocarrysomegoodnewstohisfamily.IalsotoldhimthatGodhadhiseyeonhim,hadknownhimallalongandcared
forhim.
Hesaid,"HowcouldGodknowme?Idon'tknowhim.IgotothepriestandthepriestprobablytellsGodaboutme,butIdon'treallyknowGod."I
explainedtohimthatGodknewhim,thatGodhadpreparedhimandhaddirectedthisentiretrip,andhadevengivenmehisname.ThenIsaidthat
Godhadalsoseentoitthatwhentheseatswereassignedtothe300peopleontheplane,hisseatwouldberightnexttomine!
HiseyeswerewidewithastonishmentasItoldhimthesethings,andhesaid,"DoyoumeanthatGodisreallyinterestedinme,withallthathehas
todo?DoyoumeanthatGodreallycaresaboutsomeonewhodoesn'tevenknowhim?"Ianswered,"Yes,hewantsyoutocommityourlifetohim,
inordertolethimknowthatyouarethankfultohimforhisconcernforyou,asgreatasheis,andasinsignificantasyouare."
RightthenandtherethisyoungmanacceptedJesusashisSaviorandLord!Heexcitedlysaid,"Letmetellyouaboutmyfatherandmyfamily.I
remembermanytimesasmyfatherwouldlookupintothenightskyandseethestars,hewouldsay,'SurelytheremustbeaGod,someplace,if
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ThenIaskedhimabouthisfamily.Ithoughtwhenhereferredtohisfamilythathewasreferringtohisimmediatefamily.Hecontinuedon,"Allofmy
familyisgoingtobetogetherbecausetheyliveinalittlecluster.WhenIleftthirteenyearsagotogototheUnitedStates,therewereabout400
membersinmyfamily.Idon'tknowhowlargeitisnow,probably700,ormaybeevenmorethanthat,butI'mgoingtotellthemall!Theyaregoingto
knowthatGodloveseachandeveryoneofthem!"
Thisreallyexcitedme,becausethenheadded,"Iftheangelsareinterestedinme,don'tyousupposetheyareinterestedinmyfamilytoo?Isitall
rightifItellthem?"
"Sure,that'swhatGodwantsyoutodo.Godissointerestedinyourfamilythathegavemeyourname.YouaregoingbackthereasGod's
representative."
Withgreatemotion,helookedmestraightintheeye,andsaid,"Thisisthemostserious,themostimportanttaskI'veeverhad."Heknewitwas
specialbecauseherecognizedthefactthatIhadnowayofgettinghisname,exceptfromGod,andhebecameaninstantmissionary!
ThePhilippinetripwasoneofthe120eventsGodhadtoldmewouldoccur,butnothinghappeneduntiltwomonthspriortomyactualdeparture
date,whenIreceivedaninvitationtocometothePhilippines.Iimmediatelycheckedthecostofthetripandmyestimatewas$1,730.HowwasGod
goingtosupplythemoney?Itdidn'ttakelongtofindout,becausetheverynextdayacheckcamefor$1,730fromanunexpectedsource!
GabrielhadmetmeinmyofficeatchurchtogivemetheinstructionsforthismissiontothePhilippines.Atthattimehelookedveryseriousashe
pacedbackandforth,almostasifheweretroubled.HereflectedGod'sconcernoverthefactthatpeoplewouldhearthemessageofgoingintoall
theworldandthengobacktosleep.Thistripwasdefinitelynotjustaspurofthemomentthing,butwasintheunfoldingplanofGod.
Hesaidmymessagewouldbefromthe96thchapterofPsalmsand97:1,2:"SinganewsongtotheLord!Singiteverywherearoundtheworld!Sing
outhispraises!Blesshisname.Eachdaytellsomeonethathesaves!Publishhisgloriousactsthroughouttheearth.Telleveryoneaboutthe
amazingthingshedoes.FortheLordisgreatbeyonddescription,andgreatlytobepraised.Worshiponlyhimamongthegods!Forthegodsof
othernationsaremerelyidols,butourGodmadetheheavens!HonorandmajestysurroundhimstrengthandbeautyareinhisTemple.Onations
oftheworld,confessthatGodaloneisgloriousandstrong.Givehimthegloryhedeserves!Bringyourofferingandcometoworshiphim.Worship
theLordwiththebeautyofholylives.Lettheearthtremblebeforehim.TellthenationsthatJehovahreigns!Herulestheworld.Hispowercannever
beoverthrown.Hewilljudgeallnationsfairly.Lettheheavensbeglad,theearthrejoiceletthevastnessoftheroaringseasdemonstratehisglory.
Praisehimforthegrowingfields,fortheydisplayhisgreatness.Letthetreesoftheforestrustlewithpraise.FortheLordiscomingtojudgethe
earthhewilljudgethenationsfairlyandwithtruth!JEHOVAHISKING!Letalltheearthrejoice!Tellthefarthestislandstobeglad.Cloudsand
darknesssurroundhim.Righteousnessandjusticearethefoundationofhisthrone"(TLB).
Sundaywasanunusualday.MyfirstservicewasattheHolidayInn,andwasapartofInternationalHotelMinistries,aworldwideorganization.The
auditoriumwaspackedwithwhatlookedliketopofthelinecitizens.Thiswasveryinterestingtome,becauseIhadpicturedthePhilippinesasbeing
aplaceofpoverty,aplacewhereIwasgoingtoseethegospelreallyworkintheraw.YetherewasmyfirstintroductiontothePhilippines,andit
wasinoneofthefanciest,nicestbuildingsIhaveeverbeeninthroughoutmyentirelife.Menweredressedinbeautifulsuitsandties,andthe
womenwereexquisitelygowned.Theyhadtheirblackhairwounduphighontheirhead,andweresuchsophisticatedlookingpeople,IwonderedifI
hadactuallyjustmadeafewcirclesaroundoneofthebigAmericancitiesandlanded!Theylookedliketheywerefromanywhereexceptthe
PhilippineIslands!
MysecondservicewasonSundaynightattheFaithAssemblyinManila.WhenIwalkedintothischurch,Ididn'tseeanyofthewealthIhadseenin
themorningservice,butIdidseepeopleherewhoreallylovedGod,inspiteoftheirpoverty.Thisbuildingwasinanareaoftremendouscrimeand
violence.Everywindowhadbarsjustlikeajail.Whatadifferenceinsurroundingsfromthemorningservice!
IwasstayingattheguesthouseoftheWycliffeTranslators.It'sabigplace,acompound,andtheyhaveabout70guestsatatime.Godhadallowed
metostaytheretofellowshipandministertothesepeoplewhohavededicatedtheirlivestolearningthelanguagesoftribeswhohavenowritten
language,givingthemawrittenlanguage,andthentranslatingtheBibleintothoselanguages.Godhadarrangedformetomeetwithperhapsthe
mostsignificantgroupinthecountryinreachingthefarflungtribes.Thereweredoctors,pilots,collegeprofessors,teachersandotherleaders
poolingtheireffortstoreachtheislandpopulation.
LaterIspokeaboutangelicvisitationstoagroupofmissionariesduringaneveningservice.AsIwasspeaking,Irealizedthatitmightbesomething
sonewtothemthatitcouldbealittledifficulttoaccept.Godalsoknewthis,andheknewexactlywhattodoaboutthesituation!Duringtheprayer
time,thepresidentoftheBibleschoolfeltaheavyhandonhisshoulder,andhethoughtpossiblysomeonehadputtheirhandonhimtoprayfor
him.Helookedaroundtoseewhoitwas,buttherewasnoonethere!Hesaidtothepeople,"Thisisreal,it'sreal!Godhasconfirmedit.Even
thoughIcan'tseehim,IKNOWthisangel'shandisuponmyshoulder."Heandhiswifestayedupmostofthenighttalkingabouthowhehadfeltthe
divinehandofGodasthisangelreachedoutandgrippedhisarm.Ihadn'tseenGabrielthere,butitwasinterestingtoknowthathewasaroundand
hadfoundhiswaytothePhilippineIslands!
ItwasthereIreceivedmyscheduleofmeetingsforthistrip.IwastroubledwhenIlookedatit,becauseIsawthatsevenwholedaysweregoingto
bespentinonlytwochurches.Ihadn'tfullyanalyzedaheadoftimewhatIwasgoingtobedoing,butthisinformationreallysurprisedme!I
wonderedwhyIhadcomeallthewayoverherejusttodothat!IfallIwasgoingtodowasspeakintwochurches,Icouldhavedonethatbackin
Idaho!
IhadbeentalkingtothepeopleattheWycliffeguesthouseandtheyweretellingmeexcitingstoriesofbeingamongthetribeswhodidn'tknowany
Englishatall.TheywerecompletelyuncivilizedandmanyofthemjustworeGstrings.Theystillcarriedbowsandarrows,andtheirdartshadpoison
inthem.Iwasveryinterestedinthis,feelingitmightbethereasonformytrip,anditdidprovetobeanimportantpart,butnotinthewayIexpected
ittobe!
OnMonday,Imetwithonemedicaldoctor,acollegeprofessor,andtwopilots.TheyhadjustreturnedfromMindanaowherethereisatribewhich
hadbeendiscoveredjustayearandahalfpreviously.Theywerewaybackinthejungles,andwhilethisgrouphadbeenthere,theprofessorwas
abletoputtogethersometypeofacommunicationbridgetothem.IexplainedtothemthatGodhadsentmetothePhilippines,andtheysaid,"We
hadcomehereforalittlerest,butwedon'tneedtherest,let'sgobacktomorrow!WewanttotakeYOUdownthere!God'sinthis!"

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IreallygotexciteduntilIrealizedthatitwasimpossibleformetogobecauseIwasscheduledelsewhere.Ikepttryingtothinkofwaystoclearmy
schedulesoIcouldgo.Theyhadaplanethatwouldflymetotheairfieldclosesttothisparticulartribe.Atthatairfieldtheyhadahelicopterpilotwho
couldflymeinland.Theykeptsaying,"Wewantyoutogo!"ButIcouldn't,becauseitwasn'tontheitinerarytowhichIwascommitted!
IwenttobedMondaynightthinking,"I'vereallymuffedit!IgotaheadofGodintellingthemtoarrangeascheduleforme.Godreallywantedmeto
comeoverhereandhelpthisbrandnewtribe,andImissedit!Ican'tgetoutofthisnow,becausethemeetingshavealreadybeenadvertised!"
Itwashotandstickyintheplace,verydifficulttosleep,andmymindkeptwhippingmesobadlyIcouldn'tsleepanyway!Ipulledthesheetupintoa
big,oldknotasIwrestledandwrestledwiththisproblemuntilabout2AM,whenIfinallywenttosleep.
Aboutfourinthemorning,thelightcameoninmyroom,andIopenedmyeyes.Theguesthousewasveryplainlyfurnishedandtherewerejusttwo
cotsinaroom.Iwassleepinginone,andwhenIlookedoverattheemptyone,IsawGabrielsittingtherewithChrioni,theangelwhotravelswith
him.Iwassosleepy,Isaid,"Howdidyoufindmehere?"NormallyIwouldn'thavetalkedtothemthewayIdid,butIwassogroggyfromsleepI
forgotthatwhenGodhassentsomeoneonassignmenttorepresenthim,youdon'tquestionthem.
Gabrielsaid,"Wedidn'thaveanytroublefindingyou,becausewearrangedforyoutobehere!Wehadareason.Wewantyoutominglewiththese
peoplesotheycangetagoodgriponthismessageandtakeitbacktotheirarea."Thismademefeelbetter,andthenhesaid,"Thereasonwehave
comeisthatGodhassensedtheconcerninyourheartthatyoumightbewastingyourtimeoverherewiththesechurches,andwantsustotellyou
nottobeconcernedaboutthatschedule,becauseitissoorderedandarrangedthateverypersonwhomeetswithyouwillbedivinelyselected.
TheyhavebeenpersonallyselectedbyGodtohearwhatyouhavetosay."
ItwasinterestingtometorealizethatregardlessofwhetherIwasinonespotoranother,whoeverwasgoingtobetherewasthereatGod's
direction,soIdidn'tconcernmyselfaboutitanymore.IwonderedwhomGodwasgoingtobring,soIbeganlookingandanticipating.Iwastempted
todoafewthingsmyselfjusttotrytoworkthingsout,butIdidn't.IdecidedthatImightbeoutdoingsomethingwhenIshouldbewaitingand
watchingwhatGodwasdoing!
WhileinManila,IspokeattheFarEastAdvancedSchoolofTheology,andIrealizedthatthisalsowasinGod'sorder.Theyoungpeopleattending
thisBiblecollegearefromSoutheastAsia,andtheimpactfromthisschoolcoversthatentirepartoftheworld.Godhadarrangedthingssothathis
messageswouldworkupfromtherootsofthePhilippineIslandsthroughtheWycliffeworkers,andnowhehadarrangedforittogotodifferent
placesinAsia.StudentsweretherefromBurma,whichisnowclosedtowesternmissionaries.
IwentdowntoIloilowheremysponsorsputmeinthebesthotelavailable.Itwasseveralmilestothebusinesssection,orthemarketplaceasthey
callit,andIwonderedwhatwasgoingtohappenhere.Ithought,"Well,ifwhattheangelstoldmeistrue(andwhowoulddoubtangels?),theywill
bringpeoplearound.Idon'tknowwhotheywillbring,butatleastIknowthattheyknowwhereIam."
Ididn'tstayinmyroomverymuch.Iwentdowntothelobbyandsattherewatchingeverythingandeverybody,becauseIwantedtobeintheright
placeattherighttime.Nothingmuchhappenedthefirstevening.
ThenextmorningIwentdowntobreakfast,andGod'sbeautifulplanbegantounfold.Twobusinessmenweresittingatatable,andtheysaid,"We
sawyouherelastnightandwonderedwhatyouweredoinghere.Youdon'tlooklikeatouristtous,sowhydon'tyousitwithusandtelluswhyyou
arehere."
Isatdownandstartedtheconversationbysaying,"Gentlemen,Idon'tknowwhatyourbackgroundis,soIdon'tknowwhetherornotyouaregoing
toacceptthis,butanangeltoldmethateveryonethatIspeakwithhasbeenespeciallyselectedbyGodtohearwhatIhavetosay,soIbelievethat
youtwomenhavebeenselectedbyGod."
Theylookedatmeasthoughtheydidn'tquitebelievewhatIwassaying,sothenIsaid,"Thefactthatyouhavebeenselectedisbecauseyour
trainingoryourbackground,whateveritis,hasbeendirectedbyGod,andGodiscallingitintoaccountatthistime.Hedoesn'tdothings
promiscuously,andhehasselectedyouforsomethingspecial.Idon'tknowwhatitis,butIdoknowthathehasselectedyou.Thisishisplanand
hispurpose.Hewantswhatyouhaveandwhathehasgivenyou,becauseeverythingyouhavehasbeengiventoyoubyGod,whetheryouknow
himornot."
Thesemenlookedateachother,andoneofthemsaid,"Itsoundsstrange,butwebelieveyou,soifwehavebeenselected,whatisthenextstep?"
Iknewwhatthenextstepwouldbe,butIthoughtthatpossiblyIwouldhavetoarguewiththemalittlebit,butheretheywere,readytogoon.Isaid,
"Godwantsyoutosay,'Allright,God,hereIam.Iamgladthatyoucareenoughformethatyouwanttodosomethingwithmylife.I'mreadytodo
whatyouwantmeto,andhereismylife.Iacceptyou.'"
Thesemen,withnoquestionmarkintheirmindswhatsoever,feltthatwhatIwastellingthemwasdirectlyfromGod,andwithouthesitationatall,
bothofthemraisedtheirhandsandsaid,"God,wewanttoputourhandsinyours.Ifwehavesomethingthatyouhavegiventousthatyoucanuse,
wegiveittoyou.Wewantyoutouseus!"
Italkedtothemforafewminutes,andthentogetherwetalkedtoGod.Weworshippedandpraisedhimforthesupernaturalwayheworks.Then
theysaid,"Wearehereonspecialbusiness,andallofourtraininghasbeenintheareaofpoliticsandgovernmentcontrol,andwearegivingthe
restofourlivestoGodinordertohelppeople."
Imentionedtothemthattheangelhadtoldmethatmyministrywouldbeintheareaofliberation.Isaid,"GodissmilingonthePhilippineIslands,
andheisbringingliberationtospirit,soulandbody.Heisraisinguppastorswhoaregoingtohelpfreepeople'sspirits."ThenIadded,"Theyare
impoverishedtheyareoppressedthesepeoplehavebeenunderoppressorsforhundredsofyears.FirstweretheChinese,theSpanish,the
Americans,thentheJapanese,andthentheAmericansagain,andnowtheFilipinogovernment.Theyhavebeenundertheheelofanoppressor
andGodwantstosetthemfree!"
Themensaid,"Weareinthatposition.Wearegoingtoputsomewheelsinmotiontosetthemfree."Icouldn'thelpbutsay,"Hallelujah!"Ihadn't
plannedonsayingit,butallIknewwasthatGodwasconcernedabouttheneedsofthewholebeingofthesepeopleandthathewassmilingon
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OnMondaymorning,Imetamaninthehotellobby.Hekeptstaringatme,soIthoughtIwouldgoovertoseeifGodhadselectedhim.Helooked
likeanAmerican,soIwalkedoverandsaid,"YoulooklikeanAmericantome."HetoldmehewasGerman.Itoldhimthatagoodnumberof
AmericansareofGermandescent.Thenheaskedme,"Whatareyoudoinghere?"Hallelujah!GodhadgivenmethesameopportunityIpreviously
hadwiththetwobusinessmen.
Istartedoffthesameway,"Idon'tknowwhetheryouwillbelievethisornot,butanangelmetmeandtoldmethatthosepeoplewithwhomIwould
talkinthePhilippineshadbeenselectedbyGodforaspecialassignment.Idon'tknowhowyouaregoingtotakethis,butyouhavebeenselected
tohearwhatIhavetosay."
ThenIcontinuedandtoldhimthesamething,thatGodhaduseforallofhistrainingandbackground.Thismanopenedhisheartandsaid,"Inever
realizedthatGodreallycaredthatmuchaboutwhatIdid,butIwouldliketohavemorepurposeinmylife."
ItoldhimthattheLordhaduseforhistalents,histrainingandhisskillsandthathewantedhimtoturnhislifeovertohim.Withoutanyquestionat
all,heimmediatelyacceptedtheLord!ThenInoticedthathewassobbingandsoftlyspeakingtoGod.Hiseyeswereopenandhewaslookingup
withbothhandsintheairandsaid,"God,justthink,I'veonlybeeninthePhilippineIslandsonedayandalreadyIhaveanewboss!"
IaskedhimwhatbroughthimtothePhilippines.HehadbeensenttotheislandsbytheWorldCommitteeoftheUnitedNationstodevelopfood
resourcesfortheimpoverishedandunderfedpeopleoftheland.ItoldhimthatthepeopleselectedbyGodwereinvolvedintheliberationofthese
poorpeople.ThenIsaidtohim,"You,inyourpositionnow,aregoingtohelpliberatebondage'sofhunger."Hesaid,"That'sthethingIhavebeen
skilledatandtrainedfor,soIgivemyselftotheLordforthis!"
FromIloiloIwenttotheislandofNegrosbyship.Myhotelwasinthemiddleofthecity,andIdidn'ttellanyone,includingthepastor,whatIwas
doinginthedaytime.Ilookedatthepeople,andmyheartwentouttothem,butIcouldn'tcommunicatewiththembecauseeventhoughquitea
numberofthepeoplespeakbrokenEnglish,Inudgedalotofpeopleandcouldn'tfindanyonewhoreallyspokeEnglish.Finally,Ifoundoneyoung
manwhocouldspeakquitewell,oratleasthecouldgetby.Hewasjusttwentyoneyearsold,andhestayedwithmetheentiretimeIwasthere.IfI
cameoutofthehotelat5:30inthemorning,hewasstandingonthestepswaitingforme.Goddivinelyputhimthereasaninterpretertoallowmeto
communicatewiththepeople,becausetheonesIreallywantedtoreachcouldnotunderstandmeatall!
ThefirstdayaswewalkeddownthestreetInoticedawelldressedladyweeping,withatowelheldoverherface.Idiscoveredshewastheownerof
oneofthestoresthere.Icouldseehershouldersheaveasshesobbed.
Isaid,"Whyareyoucrying,lady?"
Shedidn'tanswer,butkeptsobbing,soIsaid,"I'mheretohelpyou.I'mapastor,andIwanttohelpyou.Godlovesyouandhecaresaboutyour
need."IwaitedastheinterpreterrelayedwhatIhadsaid.
"Tellthemanitisnotimportant."
Theboyinterpreted,andIsaid,"AnythingthatisimportanttoyouisimportanttoGod,"soshetookthetoweloffherface.Shehadbeencryinga
longtimeandhereyeswerered.ItookherhandsandprayedthatGodwouldputhisstrongarmsaroundherandhelpherwithwhateverherneed
was.Assheliftedherhead,itlookedasthoughthecloudswerepushedback,andthesunhadcomeup!
"AskhimifhisnameisJesus!I'vecriedmanytimesbefore,butnobodyhasevercared,andthismandid!"
Iwasviolatingtherulesthatyougetasatouristoramissionary,becausetheygiveyoualotofdo'sanddon't's,andyouarenotsupposedto
interfereinanyone'sbusiness.Iwasn'tawareofit,butthepeopleinthecrowdedmarketplaceswerebeginningtogatheraroundtoseewhatwas
goingon.Beforelong,itwasnoisedaroundthewholemarketplacethatIcaredforthiswoman!
ThenextviolationoccurredwhenIsawaladycarryingaheavybagofricethatlookedlikeitweighedabouteightypounds.Shewasextremelyold
andherlegswerebadlybowed,soIaskedherhowfarshehadtocarrythebag.Sherepliedthatitwasabouttwomiles.Iprobablycouldhave
askedtheyoungmantocarrythebagforthelady,butItookthebagofricemyselfandcarrieditforher.Peoplesawthis,andwhisperingstartedin
thatcityofabout360,000people.
AsIwentbackthroughthemarketplace,peoplestartedfollowingme.Theystoppedandaskedmetopleasetalktothem.Ondifferentoccasions,as
IwassimplysharingGod'sloveandconcernwithpeople,Inoticedtheywerehealedofmanyafflictions,includingsomewhowerebadlytwistedwith
arthritis.Iwasn'ttalkingabouthealingtothem,Iwasn'tprayingforthem,IwasjusttellingthemaboutJesusandhowmuchhecaredforthem.There
weresomedeafmuteswhowerehealedwithoutprayerofanykind.Theycouldn'thearwhatIwassaying,becausetheyweredeaf,andthey
couldn'thavetoldanyoneaboutitbecausetheyweremute,buttheLordhealedthemandtheycouldbothspeakandhear!
Godprovedthatheselectedthosepeople,becauseafterthattheyreallymadearunonmyhotel,anditcertainlybecameabusyplace.Theycame
dayafterdaywhileIwasthereandIprayedfortheminthelobbyofthehotelandministeredtothem.
ThencamethenewsthatakillertyphoonwasscheduledtohitBacolodatabout8PM.Alreadytherainwaspeltingdownfiercely.Itoldthepeople
tostayatthechurchbecausetheconstructiontherewasmuchstrongerthantheirflimsyhousesthatIfeltwouldblowover.ForacoupleofhoursI
thoughtthatthetyphoonhadactuallyhit.Itsoundedlikejetplanesweregoingoverhead,butthiswascausedbythewindsthatprecededthefull
forceofthetyphoon.
ItoldthepeopletostopworryingbecauseitwouldbenoproblemfortheLordtobendthattyphoonandmakeitturnaround.Afterall,Godisstill
God!TherepeoplehavealwayslivedwithfearbecausethereareabouttwentytyphoonsayearwhichhitthePhilippineIslands,andthiswasthe
worsttheyhadhadformanyyears.Itwascalleda"killer"typhoon,andtheywerefrightened!
About7:30wegatheredaroundthefrontofthechurch,worshippingGodandpraying.WeaskedtheLordtobendthattyphooninadifferent
directionbecauseitwasjustashortdistanceawayatthattime.PraiseGod,theLordintervenedanditswervedoveraspotthatwasn'tinhabited.
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Thecenterofthetyphoon,whichwouldhaveknockeddownthebuildingsandhousescompletely,missedthatarea.ItalsomissedManila,andwent
overaspotwhereitwasn'theavilypopulated,justasiftherehadbeendivineintervention!IfithadstrucktheheavilypopulatedcityofManila,there
wouldhavebeenliterallyhundredsofthousandsofdeaths.Therainandthewindmadeover270,000familieshomeless,butthekillerpartmissed
andwentoverthericefields.Thericewasknockedout,butthepeoplewerealive!It'sabeautifulthingtowatchtheLordinaction!
OnmylastnightIwasgettingreadytoreturnhomeviaManilawhenIgottheword,"Flightcanceled."Ithought,"HowlongwillTyphoonRitalast?
WhataboutmyreservationsfromheretoManila?Aretheynowobsolete?WhataboutmyreservationoutofManila?"
Itdidn'ttakelongtofindout.MyreservationswerenowobsoleteandallflightswerefulluntilWednesday.MyreservationoutofManilawasalso
forfeited.Iwonderedhowlongitwouldtakemetogetanother.ThenIthought,"Whyworry?Godknows!Heistheonewhobroughtmehere."
Atoneo'clockIcalledtheairportatManila.Thestreetswerefullofwaterandthewindswerereachinggustsupto196milesperhour.Therewasno
chanceforreservationsseventotendaysattheearliest.IthoughtofoneofthemenGodhadputinmypaththathadgivenmehiscard.Hehad
saidifIeverneededhelptousehiscardandhisname.Ineededhelpnow,soIdecidedtoseewhatwouldhappen.WhenIgavehisnameandhis
conversation,wheelsbegantoturn.Withinminutesaseathadbeenprovided,andconnectionsweremadefortoppriorityclearance.GodknewI
wouldneedthishelp!
IarrivedinManilaaboutnoon.Treesandhousesweredown.Thefloodingwassobadthatfromtheairitlookedlikethecitywasinthesea.Literally
tensofthousandsofpeoplewereseekingpassage.IwastheonlyonewithoutpreviousreservationstobebookedtotheUnitedStates.Thanksto
Godwhosentthegovernmentofficial,Iwasbilledasanunlisted,specialpassenger.
Specialnote:ALLthenames,whichGabrielhadgivenme,wereidentifiedwhileIwasinthePhilippines!
MichaelandHisAngels(Ch.12)
Abouttwoo'clockoneMondaymorning,IwasawakenedwhenIheardnoisesinthedownstairspartofmyhouse.Iimmediatelyinvestigatedtofind
thecause.WhenIdid,IsawoneofthemostawesomesightsI'veeverseen.Standinginmylivingroomwerefourgreatwarriorangels,andthere
wastremendousactivitygoingoninmyhouse.EverytimeGodhasrevealedhimselfthroughthevisitsofangelstomyhomeorstudy,ithasbeen
awesome,butthisseemedtobestillmorestaggeringbecausetherewasarealawarenessinmyspiritoftheimportanceofwhatGodwasdoing.
Gabrielmetmeatthefootofthestairsandaskedmetocomeintothefamilyroom.Hesaid,"Idon'twantyoutobefrightenedorfearful,butsatanic
forceshavestartedanattackagainstyou.JustasGodhashisangelicorganization,Satanalsohashisorganizationwithprincesofdarkness,
althoughhedoesn'thaveasmany,andtheyarenotaspowerful.Theyarenotomnipresentandtheycannotbeeverywhereatonce.Theirdoomis
alreadyspelledout."
IlistenedintentlytoGabrielashesaidhewantedtogivemethisassurancesothatIcouldstrengthenthebondsofGod'speople,andremindthem
oftheveryspecialtimeinwhichweareliving.HesaidthatSatanisawareofthefactthatGodisdoingsomethinginBoise,andhehassentprinces
ofdarknesstothisareainanendeavortohurtandrobpeople,tofilltheirmindswiththethingsoftheworldandtotrytohindertheworkofGod.
HeremindedmeofthetimewhenIsraelwasgoingtobedeliveredoutofthelandofEgypt,thattheprincesofdarknesstriedtostopandhinder
God'sworkbykillingallthebabyboys,hopingtokillMoses.HedidthesamethingafterJesuswasborn.
IthoughtitwasextremelyinterestingwhenGabrielsaidthatSatandoesnotknowwhatisgoingtohappen.Hecannotforetellthefutureandhe
cannotreadthemindsofpeople.Heisextremelynervousbecausehedoesn'tknowexactlywhatisgoingon,butheishopingsomehowtoslow
downwhateveritisthatGodisdoing!GabrielsaidsincetheHolySpiritmonitorseverythingonearth,hewillnotallowhimtodothis.Whenhesees
theactivityofSatanbecomingdangerous,hedispatcheshostsofangelstostraightenoutthesituation.
Myattentionwasdrawntoaspecialangelthere,whowasveryhugeandwarlike!AsIlookedathim,Inoticedthatinspiteofthisfierceness,there
wasalsoatremendousresemblancetoGabriel!Iwillneverforgettheeyesofthislargeangelbecausetheylookedlikepoolsoffire!Iwasobserving
hisstrengthandmightwhenGabrielverysimplytoldmethatGodhadsenthismightiestwarringangeltoclearawayandpushbackthoseprincesof
darkness.Icouldhardlybreatheitwassoaweinspiring,becausethiswasmyintroductiontoMICHAEL!
Itisvirtuallyimpossibletodescribetheradiationandtheglowthatcamefromtheirpresence.Icouldsensecompassionandlove,andthefruitofthe
HolySpirit,becausetheatmosphereofheavenisthenatureofJesus.Alloftheseangelicbeingshavethatsamenatureandtremendous
compassion.
GabrieltoldmethatGodhadgivenMichaelsomewordsforme.Ilistenedwithawe!Itwasreal!TherewasnowayIcouldquestionit.Iwasthere!
Gabrielinformedmethatabattlewasgoingonthatnightandthesewarringangelsinthelivingroomwereactuallydirectingthearmiesofheaven
whowerepushingbacktheforcesofdarkness.MichaelandthethreecaptainswhoweretherewithhimwerereceivingmessagesfromtheHoly
Spirit,ashemonitoredalloftheactivities,andinturntheyweregivingmessagesinlanguagesIdidn'tunderstand,toangelleaderswhowere
carryingoutthebattle.
MichaelsaidthatuntiltheappointedtimewhenSatanwouldbecastoutcompletely,Godallowsthis,andthereisaconstantdispersingand
scatteringofevilforcesbythewarringangels.Hetoldmetherewasnothingtofearbecausetheangelswereovercomingtheenemy,guardingand
protectingus!Hallelujah!
MichaeltalkedwithmequiteatlengthaboutsomethingIhadpreviouslyneverputinitsproperperspective.WhenGodbringstruth,wehaveto
forgetourlittleboxesofdoctrine,forGodcanDOwhathewants,andKNOWSwhathewantstodo.
Michaelsaid,untiltheappointedtime,ourtaskisnottodestroySatan,buttoscattertheforcesofdarkness,toholdtheminabeyance,toovercome
themandtokeepthemfromGod'speople."
Thenhesaid,"IhaveanassignmentthatIamanxiouslyawaitingwhereIamnotgoingtohavetoshowrespectforLuciferanymore.That
assignmentistosweeptheheavenscleanofSatanandeverysingleoneofhisangels.Wewillnotleaveevenone!"

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Hesaid,"Incaseyouarenotawareofit,twentyfourhoursadaythereissometypeofevilforceaccusingGod'speopleofthingshehasalready
forgiven."SatandoesnotseethingsthewayGodseesthem.Heknowstheyareforgiven,buthekeepsonaccusingthemanyway."But,"hesaid,
"Theheavenswillbesweptclean!Luciferisgoingtotrytofight,buthedoesn'thaveachance.Ifyouwanttoreadaboutwhatiscoming,itisfound
inthetwelfthchapterofRevelation,versesseventhroughten."(Revelation12:710).
ThiswasthefirsttimeIrealizedthatMichaelhadangelshecommanded.TheWordsays,"ThentherewaswarinheavenMichaelandtheangels
underhiscommandfoughtagainsttheDragonandhishostoffallenangels.AndtheDragonlostthebattleandwasforcedfromheaven.
"Thisgreatdragontheancientserpentcalledthedevil,orSatan,theonedeceivingthewholeworldwasthrowndownontotheearthwithallhis
army.ThenIheardaloudvoiceshoutingacrosstheheavens,'Ithashappenedatlast!God'ssalvationandthepowerandtherule,andtheauthority
ofhisChristarefinallyherefortheAccuserofourbrothershasbeenthrowndownfromheavenontoearthheaccusedthemdayandnightbefore
ourGod.TheydefeatedhimbythebloodoftheLamb,andbytheirtestimonyfortheydidnotlovetheirlivesbutlaidthemdownforhim.Rejoice,O
heavens!Youcitizensofheaven,rejoice!Beglad!Butwoetoyoupeopleoftheworld,forthedevilhascomedowntoyouingreatanger,knowing
thathehaslittletime"(Revelation12:912TLB).
SatanandhistroopscannotdoanythingtospoilGod'splan.Duringthetribulation,thedayswillbehorriblebecauseallofthefallenangelswillbeon
theearth.PraiseGodheistakingusoutbeforethishappens.
Michaelsaid,"Therewillnotbeaplaceinallofthevastheavensforevenoneofthosedemons,notevenone!"Heemphasizedthisandsaidthatit
ishisassignment,andheisreadytogoonitassoonasthedayisappointed!
GabrieltoldmetosharethisnewstoencouragetheheartsofGod'speople.Hehashiseyeonthem!Hehashiseyeonthewholeworldhehasn't
givenituptoSatan,andhewantsustolookatthingsthroughhiseyes.Wemightthinkthingslookdark,butGodwantsustoknowthatheisin
control.
GabrielandMichaelbothtoldmethatthepreviousSundaytheprincesofdarknessweresoclosethatthewarringangelsstationedthemselvesin
ourchurchservicetomakesuretheenemycouldn'tgetin.Hallelujah!Irejoicedwhenhesaidhewouldleavehisangelsaslongastheywere
needed.
MichaelhadcomedirectlyfromthepresenceofGod,andthepowerandforceinmyhousewassostrongthatmostofthedayhadgonebybeforeI
regainedmystrength.ThehumanbodyisnotmadetocontaintheforcethatradiatesfromanangellikeMichael,anditcertainlyhadanimpacton
me!
Itishardforthehumanmindtocomprehendwhatisactuallytakingplace,anditsoundsstrange,butthecreatoroftheheavensandtheearthis
doingsomethingspecial.Thesemightyangelscannotcome,theycannotappear,andtheycannotspeakuntilGodsays,"Go!"Andheissayingit
today!
IsensedmoreofafiercecountenanceinMichaelthaninGabriel,eventhoughtherewasadefiniteresemblance.Hehadfine,chiseledfeatures,and
thedescription,whichDanielgaveoftheangelicbeings,wasevenmorecompletewhenInoticedMichaelwasdressedsomewhatlikeGabriel.His
whitetunichadatypeofelegantgoldembroideryonit,andheworeawide,goldbelt.Heworeatypeofsandal,andhisfeetwerethecolorof
someonewithadeeptan.Danielsaid,"Itwaslikeburnishedbrass."Hishandsandarmsalsoshone.Thecoppercolorofhisskinwasunusual
becauseitwasbrilliantwiththeradiationthatflowsoutofhimfromhavingbeeninthepresenceofGod.Therewassuchadefinitecommandabout
himthatIcouldseewhatitwouldmeantoanyforcecomingagainsthim!
Hishairislight,almostflaxen.Heappearstobeabouttwentyfiveyearsold,soit'shardtorealizethatheisolderthantheearth!
Theotherwarringangelsworeatypeofbrowntunic,orshirt,tiedattheneckwithwhatappearedtobeashoelace.Thiswaswornoververyloose
trousers.
AngelsofGodhavedifferentranks.Gabrielistheleadingangel,andhestandsinthepresenceofGodasacoordinator.God'sorganizationishighly
structuredandisabsolutelybeautiful!
Ministeringspiritsareangelswholiverighthereonthisearthwithus.Godsaystheyencamparoundus.Theyarehelpingallthetimebyministering
tousandremovinghurtsandcares.Theyknowtheobjections,thestrainsandthepressuresoflife,andtheyarearoundtohelpus.Theycarrythe
veryheartbeatofGod,hislove,hiscareandhisconcern.Theyliveinangeliccommunitiesandmayappearasordinaryhumans.Theydonothave
thestrongradiationoftheheavenlyangels.Seraphimandcherubimaretwootherkindsofangels.
Rightnowthereisaspecialtaskforceofangelsonspecialassignmentwhowillnotlistentoobjectionsofanykind.Gabrielleadsthem,andtheyare
reallybusybringingthelosttobelieverswhowillshareGod'smessageofsalvationtothem.
Michaelisheadofallthegreatwarringangelswhodobattlewiththeforcesofdarkness.ChrioniisacaptainoftheLord'shostandisoneofthe
leadingwarriorangels.
Manyangelshavearankorpositionintheheavenlyarmysimilartoageneralorcaptain.Eachonehashisownresponsibilitieswithachainof
commandunderhim.WhenLuciferfell,hetookasectionofangelsofdifferentrankswithhim,sohealsohasachainofcommand,whichmeans
therearealsovariouslevelsofdemons.
TheWordspeaksoftheprincesofdarkness.TheyarethehighestinSatan'sarmy.Atanytimeinhistory,whenSatanknewthatGodwasdoing
somethingspecial,hegatheredtheprincesofdarknesstogetherandusedallthestrategypossibleinaspecialdelayingtactictohurtGod'swork.
Forexample,whenDanielwasbeingcontacted,theprincesofdarknesswanted,ifpossible,tostopthemessageGodwassendingtohim.Gabriel
cameagainstthisgreatforcefortwentyonedays,andwasdelayedbecausethedemonshadgatheredtohinderhimincoming.FinallytheHoly
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BecauseofMichael'stremendousspiritualmight,hewasabletopushbackallofthoseforcesofdarkness.ThenGabrielgotthrough.Whenhewas
talkingtoDaniel,hesaid,"Daniel,Icouldn'tgetthroughfortwentyonedays,butthenMichaelcame,andallittookwasMichaeltostandwithmeto
pushthemback!"
Godisdoingsomethingveryspecialnow!Hehaschosenaplacetopourouthismessage,hiswordandhisspecialinsightforthisday,justashe
didinDaniel'stime.Thereisnoquestionaboutit,Boise,Idaho,isatouchdownplaceforangelicbeings.Satanhasrecognizedthat.Hedoesn't
knowwhatitisallabout,buthehasbroughtprincesofdarknesstothisareatotrytostopit.Buthecan'twin!
Laterthatnightwhentheywerereadytoleavethehouse,Michaelandanotheroftheangelsopenedourslidingpatiodoorsleadingtothebackyard.
Ithadsnowedaboutsixincheswhiletheywerehere.Theytookthreesteps,whichpressedthesnowdownallthewaytotheground,andcarried
themclosetofifteenfeet,nearlyfivefeetperstep,andthensuddenlytheydisappearedcompletelyvanished!
Alltheyleftbehindwerehugefootprintsinthesnow!
AngelsOnAssignment(Ch.13)
Thisisadayofrenewedspiritualactivity!Strangethingsarehappening!Peoplearebeingawakened!EnemiesofChristareleavingtheenemy
campandaremovingovertoGod'sside.NewvoicesarebeingheardproclaimingtheGoodNews.Whatweareseeingisevidencethatanarmy
fromheavenisonthemove!
IhaveheardmanytestimoniesofpeoplewhowerecompletelyawayfromGodfriendshavetalkedtothem,membersofthefamilyhavetalkedto
them,andothershaveprayedforthem,buttheystubbornlyresistedGod.TheywouldappeartobetheleastlikelyonestocometoJesus,butin
God'sgreatplanandpurposehesentwordthroughadivineemissary,whichturnedthemaround.It'shappeninginthesportsworld,thebusiness
world,theentertainmentworld,andthepoliticalworld!PeopleareturningtoGodandfindinghimreal.Theangelichostsofheavenareonthemove!
Thewholestudyofangelsisbeautiful!ThethirteenthchapterofJudgespointsoutanexcitingtruthaboutthem."AndthechildrenofIsraeldidevil
againinthesightoftheLordandtheLorddeliveredthemintothehandsofthePhilistinesfortyyears.AndtherewasacertainmanofZorah,ofthe
familyoftheDanites,whosenamewasManoahandhiswifewasbarren,andbarenot."
InGod'splanbook,hehaddestinedthesefortyyears,butduringthistime,hepreparedafamilythroughwhichhecouldbringdeliverancetothe
people.
"AndtheangeloftheLordappeareduntothewoman,andsaiduntoher,Beholdnow,youarebarren,andbarenotbutyouwillconceive,andbear
ason.Nowthereforebeware,Iprayyou,anddrinknotwineorstrongdrink,andeatnotanyuncleanthingFor,loyouwillconceive,andbearason
andnorazorwillcomeonhisheadforthechildshallbeaNazariteuntoGodfromthewombandheshallbegintodeliverIsraeloutofthehandof
thePhilistines.Thenthewomancameandtoldherhusband,saying,AmanofGodcametome,andhiscountenancewaslikethecountenanceof
anangelofGod,veryterriblebutIaskedhimnotwhencehewas,neithertoldhemehisnameButhesaidtome,Behold,youwillconceive,and
bearasonandnowdrinknowineorstrongdrink,neithereatanyuncleanthingforthechildwillbeaNazaritetoGodfromthewombtothedayof
hisdeath.ThenManoahentreatedtheLord,andsaid,OmyLord,letthemanofGod,whichyoudidsend,comeagaintous,andteachuswhatwe
shoulddountothechildthatwillbeborn.AndGodhearkenedtothevoiceofManoahandtheangelofGodcameagaintothewomanasshesatin
thefieldbutManoahherhusbandwasnotwithher.Andthewomanmadehaste,andran,andshowedherhusband,andsaidtohim,Behold,the
manhasappeareduntome,thatcametometheotherday.AndManoaharose,andwentafterhiswife,andcametotheman,andsaidtohim,are
youthemanthatspokeuntothewoman?Andhesaid,Iam.AndManoahsaidnowletyourwordscometopass.Howwillweorderthechild,and
howwillwedotohim?AndtheangeloftheLordsaiduntoManoah,OfallthatIsaidtothewomanletherbeware.Shemaynoteatofanythingthat
comesofthevine,neitherletherdrinkwineorstrongdrink,noreatanyuncleanthingallthatIcommandedherletherobserve.AndManoahsaidto
theangeloftheLord,Iprayyou,letusdetainyou,untilwewillmadereadyakidforyou.AndtheangeloftheLordsaidtoManoah,thoughyou
detainme,Iwillnoteatofyourbreadandifyouwillofferaburntoffering,youmustofferittotheLord.ForManoahknownotthathewasanangel
oftheLord.AndManoahsaidtotheangeloftheLord,Whatisyourname,thatwhenyoursayingscometopasswemaydoyouhonor?Andthe
angeloftheLordsaidtohim,whydoyouaskmyname,seeingitisasecret?SoManoahtookakidwithameatoffering,andofferedituponarock
untotheLordandtheangeldidwondrouslyandManoahandhiswifelookedon.Foritcametopass,whentheflamewentuptowardheavenfrom
offthealtarthattheangeloftheLordascendedintheflameofthealtar.AndManoahandhiswifelookedonit,andfellontheirfacestotheground"
(Judges13:120).
Thisisabeautifulstorywithtruths,whichareuptodateandpertinentforustoday.Godsawtoitthatthemessagebroughtbytheangelcameto
pass.
Angelscantakeontheappearanceofaperson,buttheirimageisnotnecessaryfortheirpresencetobethere.Inthisstory,theangelappearedso
thathecouldbeseenwiththenaturaleyes.
TheBibletellsusthattheangelsareGod'smessengersandtheydohisbidding.Hegivesthesignalsandcallsouttheorderstothem.Forthis
reason,whenManoahprayed,hesaid,"God,sendtheangel."Thislessonplainlyshowsthatwearenottopraytoangels,norcanwecommand
themtodoanything!Italsoshowsthattheangelstayedquitesometimewiththemandcarriedonconversation,eventeachingthem.
Angelsarenevertobeworshipped.Theyaresoordainedandcreatedthatthereisnoplaceintheirentirebeingforpraiseorhonor.Theyarecalled
thehostsoftheLord,andtheirpurposeistoservetheeternalGod.
TherearemanybeautifulpassagesthroughouttheBiblethatrelatestoriesofangels.BecauseChrionihadbeenapartofmanyoftheseevents,he
toldmesomeofthesestories,anditmadethemcomealive!
InJoshua5:13,14,thechildrenofIsraelhadjustcrossedovertheJordanandwerereadytoinvadethePromisedLand.Joshuawentoutadsawa
manwithaswordinhishandandaskedhimifhewasfortheIsraelitesorfortheiradversaries.
IfanangelweretotellbelieverstodaywhathetoldJoshua,theywouldprobablybedepressed,becausethisangelsaid,"Wrongonbothcounts!I'm
notwithyourenemies,andI'mnotpartofyourarmy.I'mpartofanotherarmy,andIhavecomewithordersfromGod.Standingallaroundmeand
behindmeingreatandmightycolumns,aremyriad'sofangels.Youcan'tseethem,Joshua,butthereisahostofthem,andI'mthecaptain!"

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BecausesomeoneaskedmeifthisscripturewasreferringtoJesusasanangel,IaskedChrioniandhesaiditwasnot,becausehe(Chrioni)was
thereasthecaptainofthehostoftheLord.WhenJoshuafellonhisfacetoworship,Chrionitoldhimtotakeoffhisshoes"fortheplacewhereon
youstandisholy"(Joshua5:15).ThisistheidenticalthingtheangeloftheLordsaidtoMosesfromtheburningbush!(Exodus3:45).
ChrionisaidthatGod,inhisgreatplan,haditallmappedout.Jerichowasthefirstcitytheycameto,andwithagreatvictoryforGodhere,theother
kingsandarmieswouldfeartheIsraelitesandknowthatGodwasontheirsidewhentheysawagreatmiracle,soGodsentChrioniwithabandof
angelsandwithhisordersforJericho.Godknewexactlyhowthecitywasgoingtobeconquered!
IfwecouldsomehowreachbackintotimeandtakealookatGod'sbattleplansforthisangelicarmy,theywouldprobablyreadsomethinglikethis:
"ThechildrenofIsraelareourallies.Theyaregoingtomarcharoundthosewallssevendays,andthelastdaytheywillgoaroundseventimes.I
havealreadygiventhemtheirorders,sowearegoingtohavetocoordinatethosewithwhatwedohere.Thepriestsaretoblowtheirtrumpetsand
thepeoplearetoshoutatagivensignal.Whenyouheartheirshout,PUSHTHEWALLSDOWN!"
Chrionitoldmetheangelstooktheirpositionsontopofthosewalls,waitingfortheshout!Israeldidn'tevenknowwhatwasgoingon,butGoddid,
andtheangelsdid!Theywaited,andwhentheyheardtheshout,everyangelwhowastherepushedwithallhismightandstrength,andthegreat
bigthickwallswentDOWNintotheground!Thosewallswerethickenoughtobuildahouseon,andiftheyhadtippedover,orhadbeenpushed
over,therestillwouldhavebeenawall,becausetheywereaboutasthickastheywerehigh!Godsaidtotheangels,"Pushthemdown."Andthe
Bibletellsusthatthewallswentdown"flat"(Joshua6:20).Theydidn'tevenhavetopicktheirwaythroughcracksandrubblebecausethewalls
werepushedDOWNintotheground!
Thiswasanactoftheangels.IcanvisualizeChrionilookingathisordersandnoticingaspecialconditionGodhadmadeforonelittlepartofthis
wall.WhenRahabprotectedthetwospiessenttoobservethePromisedLand,Godmadeapromisetoherandassuredherthathewouldprotect
herandherfamily.IcanjustseeChrioniorderingsomeofhisangelstogotothatpartofthewallandholditup,whiletheotherspusheddownon
therestofthewall!
Someonetoldmerecentlythattheactualexcavationshowsthewallswerepusheddownlikeanelevatorshaft.Thinkofthepressuretheangelsput
onthem!IhavealsobeentoldthatinthearchaeologicalfindingsofthediggingsofoldJericho,thereisstillevidenceofthewallwhereRahab's
housewas.Hallelujah!
ThisreallymakestheBiblecomealivetoknowthattheangelswhohelpedtakecareofJerichoarestillaroundandarestillworkingwithusunder
thedirectionoftheHolySpirit.
Godhasaneternityfullofangels.Heisnotleftwithoutresources,andeventhoughhecoulddoeverythinghimselfbecauseheisGod,hehas
angelsandpeopleworkingwithhimallthetime.
TheangeloftheLordkeptBalaamfromcursingIsrael!BalaamwastemptedtocurseIsraelforsomemoney,butGodtoldtheangelnottolethimdo
it.IcanimagineBalaamtryingtocurseIsrael,andeverytimehestarted,theangelturnedhistonguearound,andheblessedtheminstead.He
probablysaid,"What'sthematterwithme,amIlosingmymind?"Thenhewouldagainstarttocurse,andagainitwouldcomeoutablessing!
Hedidn'trealizetherewasabigangelstandingtherewhowasputtingadifferent"record"inhismouth,andIsraelwasblessed!Thiswassomuch
anorderfromGodthatheevenmadeadonkeytalk!ItreallyfrightenedBalaam,andhetriedtoforcethedonkeytomove,butthedonkeywas
stubborn,soinsteadheturnedaroundandsaid,"Balaam,haven'tIservedyouwellalltheseyears?"
WhywouldGodeverallowsuchastorytobeputintheBible?Becauseithappened!ThatdonkeyspokebecauseofthepresenceofGod'sangel,
eventhoughhedidn'tknowhowtospeak!
Herearesomescripturestohelpusnotonlyknowandrealizethevalidityofthefactthatangelsarewithus,butthatwemightbeawareoftheir
presence,andknowthatwecanexpectGod'shelpthroughthisarmyfromheaven.
AnangelcametoZachariasandElisabethwiththemessagethatJohntheBaptistwouldbeborn(Luke1:1120).
TheangelGabrielcametoMaryandtoldherthatJesus,theSonofGod,wasgoingtobeborntoher(Luke1:2635).ThatwasGod'splanunfolding
rightontime,ashehadprepared,planned,andwrittendownbeforeheevermadeearth.
Heallowedjustexactlytherightamountoftime,sothatonagivendayeverythingwouldbeinreadiness.Jesuspresentedhimselfasasacrificeon
theexactdaythatGodintendedforhimtodoit.ItwasdefinitelynotsomethingthatGoddecidedonjustafewyearsbeforeithappened!
HeletDanieltakealookoverhisshoulderandsaid,"Daniel,I'mgoingtoshowyousomeofmyplans.Israelisgoingtogointocaptivityforseventy
years.Whentheseventyyearsareup,thereisgoingtobeadecreegooutbyakingtorebuildJerusalem.Ifyouwouldliketostartcountingand
count483years,youwilldiscoveramanwhohasn'tevenbeenbornyet."
HetoldofthemarchofAlexandertheGreat,andaboutthefourgeneralswhowouldbetakingoverinplaceofhisfoursonsbecauseGodhadit
plannedthatway."But,"hesaid,"Attheendof483years,Jesusisgoingtogivehislifefortheworld.Heisgoingtodie,notforhimself,butforthe
sinsoftheworld!"Exactlyontime,Jesusdiedforthesinsoftheworld!
IneverythingGoddoes,heistellingushelovesus,thathecaresforus,thathewantsus,andthathewillhelpus!
AnangelwarnedJoseph."Aftertheyweregone,anangeloftheLordappearedtoJosephinadream.'GetupandfleetoEgyptwiththebabyand
hismother,'theangelsaid,'andstaythereuntilItellyoutoreturn,forKingHerodisgoingtotrytokillthechild'"(Matthew2:13TLB).
AfterJesuswasbaptizedintheJordanRiver,theWordsays,"ThenJesuswasledoutintothewildernessbytheHolySpirittobetemptedthereby
Satan.Forfortydaysandfortynightsheatenothingandbecameveryhungry.ThenSatantemptedhimtogetfoodbychangingstonesintoloaves
ofbread.'ItwillproveyouaretheSonofGod,'hesaid.ButJesustoldhim,'No!FortheScripturestellusthatbreadwon'tfeedmen'ssouls
obediencetoeverywordofGodiswhatweneed.'ThenSatantookhimtoJerusalemtotheroofoftheTemple.'Jumpoff,'hesaid,'andproveyou
aretheSonofGodfortheScripturesdeclare,"Godwillsendhisangelstokeepyoufromharm,"...theywillpreventyoufromsmashingonthe
rocksbelow.'Jesusretorted,'ItalsosaysnottoputtheLordyourGodtoafoolishtest!'NextSatantookhimtothepeakofaveryhighmountainand

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showedhimthenationsoftheworldandalltheirglory.'I'llgiveitalltoyou,'hesaid,'Ifyouwillonlykneelandworshipme.''Getoutofhere,Satan,'
Jesustoldhim.'TheScripturessay,"WorshiponlytheLordGod.Obeyonlyhim.'"ThenSatanwentaway,andangelscameandcaredforJesus"
(Matthew4:111TLB).
InLuke22:43wealsoreadthatanangelfromheavencamedownandstrengthenedJesusandministeredtohimattheMountofOlivesinhishour
ofneed.
AngelsarementionedthroughouttheBiblefromGenesistoRevelation.InGenesis24:7,GodsentforthanangeltogetabrideforIsaac.Thiswas
anotherpartofGod'splan.InExodus23:20hesent"anAngelbeforeyou,tokeepyouintheway,andtobringyouintotheplacewhichIhave
prepared."HesenthisangelstoclearthewayinthegoingforthoutofEgypt.
InPsalm34:7,theHolySpirithadDavidwritethesewords,"TheangeloftheLordencampsroundaboutthemthatfearhim,anddeliversthem."
ThinkofDanielwhenhewasthrownintothelion'sden(Daniel6:22).ThekingfeltsurethatDanielwouldbeeatenupandtherewouldbenothing
butscrapsdownthereinthemorning.Thekingdidn'tsleepthatnight,becausehewastormentedaboutthethoughtsofDanielbeingeatenbythose
viciouslions.HethoughtaboutthehorriblethinghehaddonebythrowingDanielintothelion'sden,sothefirstthinginthemorning,heranand
lookedinandcriedout,"OhDaniel,servantoftheLivingGod,wasyourGod,whomyouworshipcontinually,abletodeliveryoufromthelions?""Did
hedoit?"Hereallydidn'texpectananswerback,buthethoughthewouldtryanyway."MyGodhassenthisangel,"hesaid,"toshutthelions'
mouthssothattheycan'ttouchme"(Daniel6:20,22TLB).
TheangelsofGodaremighty!SincetheyareperformingtheworkofGod,theyareunlimitedinpower.Ifonesingleangelcoulddosomuch,thinkof
whatthehostsofheaventhataremarchingtodaycando!Thinkofwhattheycanaccomplish.Ineverycase,astheplanofGodwasunfoldingand
anotherchapterwasbeingopened,theangelsofGodbecamevisibleandbroughtmessages,andinourday,peopleallovertheworldhavehad
visitsfromvisibleangels.
Thisoughttotellussomething.Godisn'tlettingthisworldrundownwithouthisnoticeandhisattention.Anotherchapterisunfolding!Jesusisabout
readytocome!Hallelujah!Thegreatestrescuemissioneveraccomplishedintheentireuniverseisaboutreadytotakeplace.Hehashisangelsout
workingnow.Theyhaven'tjustappearedinrareinstances,butreportsarebeingreceivedalloverthecountrythatangelicbeingsarebeingseen!
IwasthrilledwhenaChristianbrother,JohnWeaver,pastorofChristianCenter,Bozeman,Montana,toldabouthowhewasvisitedtwicebyan
angel.Whenhewasvisitedthefirsttime,theangelgavehiminstructions.Hethoughtitwasadreamandthatpeoplewouldlaughathim,butthe
angelmethimtwoweekslaterwhilehewasdrivinghiscaronhiswayhomefromafellowshipmeeting.
Thecarwasmoving,thedoorsandwindowswere closed,thefrontseatbesidehimwasempty,whensuddenlythisangelsatdownbesidehim.He
talkedwithhimalittleremindinghimoftheassignmentGodhadgivenhim.WhenPastorWeaversaidhewoulddowhatGodhadtoldhimto,the
angelmovedoutthewayhecamein,andeventhoughthecarwasgoingabout50milesperhour,hejustvanished!IftheangelwhovisitedManoah
couldstepintoaflameanddisappear,whycouldn'tanangelstepoutofamovingcarwithoutbeinghurt!
TheBibletellsusthatGodhasn'tchanged.TheWordsaysthatpeoplehaveentertainedstrangersandwerenotawarethattheywereangels.You
don'talwaysknowthemwhenyouseethem,unlessyouhappentoseethemstepintoafireandgoupinaflame,jumpoutofacarwhenit'smoving
andnothittheground,orwakeyouinthemiddleofthenight,buttheyarearound.
Notoneoftheangelshaseverdied.Theyhavenotdecreasedinstrengththeyarestillmighty!Theyhavebeensentforthtohelpus,toprovideand
careforus,andtocamparoundus.Psalm91:11sayHehasgiventhemchargeoverus.TheycomeasfastasthecommandofGodorthethought
ofGod.Theymayappearasanordinarymanofthestreet,theymayappearasadim,almostinvisiblefigure,ortheymayappearasdistincta
personasyouorI.Butonethingyoucanbesureof,youcanclearlydistinguishthedifferencebetweentherealangelsandyourimagination.You
don'thavetostruggletoseethemtoknowtheyarethere.Theywillmakeitplainthattheyarerealangels,ifthatistheirmission.
TheangelspreparethewayforusjustastheypreparedthewayforpeopleintheBible.Godwantsustobeawareofthefactthatheisnothelpless
inacornersomewhere,buthisangelshavebeensentforthwiththeassignmenttotakecareofhispeople.
"AftertestifyingandpreachinginSamaria,PeterandJohnreturnedtoJerusalem...ButasforPhilip,anangeloftheLordsaidtohim,'Gooverto
theroadthatrunsfromJerusalemthroughtheGazaDesert,arrivingaroundnoon.'"(Acts8:2527TLB).Whatwasthepurposeoftheangeltelling
himtogooverthere?SohecouldmeettheEthiopianeunuchandintroducehimtoJesus!Godisdoingthesamethingtoday!
Itwouldbeexcitingtoseewhattheangelsaredoingrightnowinrelationtoyourunsavedlovedones.Youmightthinkthatnothinginheavenor
earthcouldmovethemandturnthemtowardGod,butthereareangelsouttheretuggingatthemandfollowingthemalong,becauseGodwants
themtobehis.AngelsareonspecialassignmentfromGodtohelpyouandyourfriendsandrelativesfindhim!
Godlovesusenoughthathehaspreparedeverythingthatweneedforourdeliveranceandourhelp.HehassenthisHolySpirittobewithus,to
teachus,andwatchoverus.Theangelsencamparoundus!Howcanwelose?
Angelsareonassignmenttoday!Hallelujah!
HeisComingAgain!(Ch.14)
WhereareweonGod'scalendar?
Ifman'sstayonearthfromthetimeofAdamandEvecouldbeplacedintoaclockwithtwelvehours,Ibelievewewouldberightattheendofthe
eleventhhour,readyfortheclocktostriketwelve!Therearemanyindicationsthatwearerapidlymovingclosetotheendoftime,asweknowit!
Jesusiscoming!Hedidn'tsaywhen,buthedidtelluswecouldknowthetimesandtheseasons.Wecanknowtheseasonsbecauseeachonehas
individualindicationsofwhenitiscoming.Thenspringcomes,thegrassstartsturninggreenandthelittlerootsstartputtingouttheirshoots.When
summercomes,theflowersbloom.Whenfallarrives,everythingturnsorangeandbrown.Winterbringsthecoldandsnow.Youcanseethe
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Howmuchtimeisleft,wedon'tknow,butwedoknowthis,thatGodhaspermittedeachofustoliveinthegreatestandmostexcitingdaysofall
history...dayswhenpeoplearoundtheworldarerespondingtoGodandtowhatheisdoing.Peoplefromallfaiths,fromallwalksoflifeandfromall
nationalitiesarehearingthecallandtheyarewakingup!
Peoplearediscoveringthatthemostimportantthingwecanstandonistheeternal,everlastingWordofGod!Agrowinghungerisbeingcreatedin
heartsallovertheworldforagreaterunderstandingofGod'spromises.PeoplearelearningthatGodwillneverviolatehischaracterandhewill
neverviolatehisWord!
"Igotoprepareaplaceforyou.AndifIgoandprepareaplaceforyou,Iwillcomeagain,andreceiveyouuntomyselfthatwhereIam,thereyou
maybealso"(John14:2,3).JESUSSAIDHEWASCOMINGAGAIN!
"Andtherewillbesignsinthesun,andinthemoon,andinthestarsandupontheearthdistressofnations,withperplexitytheseaandthewaves
roaringMen'sheartsfailingthemforfear,andforlookingafterthosethingswhicharecomingontheearthforthepowersofheavenwillbeshaken.
AndtheywilltheyseetheSonofmancominginacloudwithpowerandgreatglory.Andwhenthesethingsbegintocometopass,thenlookup,
andliftupyourheadsforyourredemptiondrawsnear"(Luke21:2528).
"Andwhiletheylookedsteadfastlytowardheavenashewentup,behold,twomenstoodbytheminwhiteapparelwhichalsosaid,youmenof
Galilee,whystandyougazingupintoheaven?ThissameJesus,whichistakenupfromyouintoheaven,willsocomeinlikemannerasyouhave
seenhimgointoheaven"(Acts1:10,11).
AngelicbeingsvisitedtheearthwhenJesuswashere.Theyarevisitingtheearthtoday!
Didyounoticethattheangelssaid,"ThissameJesus?"Angelsaretalkingtoday,justastheydidthen,andarebringingthegoodnewsthatheis
coming!ThissameJesusiscomingbacktoearth!Icertainlydon'tknowhoworwhen,butIdefinitelyknowthatheIS!Godhasaneternityfullof
secretshehasn'ttoldusanythingabout,butonethinghehasmadeclearisthatJesusiscoming!
ThedisciplesfeltagenuineurgencyaboutpreparingforthesecondcomingoftheLord.Theylookedforwardtothetimewhen"...theLordhimself
willcomedownfromheavenwithamightyshoutandwiththesoulstirringcryofthearchangelandthegreattrumpetcallofGod"(1Thessalonians
4:16TLB).
PaultoldusthatifyoubelieveJesusdied,andarosefromthedead,youalsohavetobelievethatheiscomingagain!Heencouragedusto"comfort
oneanotherwiththesewords"(1Thessalonians4:18).Wehavesomethingexcitingtotalkabouttootherpeople!Whenyouseethemlookingdown,
say,"Cheerup,Jesusiscoming!"
WefindthispositivebeliefmanyplacesinPaul'swritings.HesaidpartoftheGoodNewsisthatGodistakingcareofthingssoyouwon'thaveto
worryandbeinaconstantfrenzy,wonderingwhetherornotyouaregoingtobereadywhenJesuscomes.Theremaybealotofupsanddownson
thepath,butifyouhavelinkedarmswithJesusandareservinghim,youareinGod'sfamily,andhewillkeep"yourspiritandsoulandbodystrong
andblamelessuntilthatdaywhenourLordJesusChristcomesbackagain.God,whocalledyoutobecomehischild,willdoallthisforyou,justas
hepromised"(1Thessalonians5:23,24TLB).
OneofthemostbeautifulthingsaboutthesemessagestheangelsarebringingfromGod'sheartisthattheyaremakingitpossibleforpeopletofind
newvictories.Theycanrelax,stopstrugglingandlethislifeflowthroughthem.Thatflowthroughofhislifewilltakecareofalltheproblemsand
situationsthataretroublingyou.Whenwekeepoureyesontheanswer,whichisJesus,insteadoftheproblem,wewillfinditeasytolethislifeflow
throughus.
Jamestalkedaboutitinthefifthchapter,versessevenandeight,"Bepatienttherefore,brothers,untothecomingoftheLord.Behold,the
husbandmanwaitsforthepreciousfruitoftheearth,andhaslongpatienceforit,untilhereceivestheearlyandlatterrain.Bealsopatientestablish
yourheartsforthecomingoftheLorddrawsnear."Hemaynotcomewhenyouthinkheisgoingto,becausetherearesomethingshemuststill
accomplish,butbepatient,HEISCOMING!
PetertalkedaboutitandspokeofthetimewhenJesuswouldberevealedfromheaven.In1Peter1:13hesaysthatyoucanstopworryingnowand
restsecureintheknowledgethatJesusisbringingwithhimaspecialloadofgracewhenhecomes.Wedon'tneedtolookattheweaknesses,the
hurtsandthehardtimesaround,weneedtostartlookingforthatspecialgracewhichisgoingtobebroughttousattheappearingofJesusChrist
whenheisrevealedfromheaven."AndthisisthesecretthatChristinyourheartsisyouronlyhopeofglory"(Colossians1:27TLB).
JohnspokeofthereturnofJesusin1John3:2,wherehesaiditdoesn'tyetappearwhatwewillbe,butweknowthatwhenheappears,something
isgoingtohappen!"...Wewillbelikehimforwewillseehimasheis!"
Judespokeofhiscomingbacktoearthinthe24thversewherehesaid,"Nowtohimthatisabletokeepyoufromfalling,andtopresentyou
faultlessbeforethepresenceofhisglorywithexceedingjoy."Judebelievedit,andhewasencouragingpeopletoquitworryingaboutfalling.Godis
bigenoughtocallyou,tohelpyou,andtodeliveryouofyoursins.
Allofthemarkersofhistorytellusthatheiscoming!Socialstandard,indicatingtheincreasedactivityofSatan,thephysicalsignsuponthisearth,
andthegreatspiritualmovesthatweareseeing,allpointtothereturnofJesus!Thereisnoquestionaboutit.Somethingishappeningtodayinthe
spiritualrealmoftheworld,andwearealivingpartofit!
AsIthinkofthereturnofJesus,IvividlyrememberthosesoulstirringwordsthatGabrielsaid"Therehasneverbeensuchexcitementandactivityin
thecourtsofheavensinceJesuscamethefirsttime,asthereisrightnow!"MARANATHA,COMELORDJESUSSOON!
InClosing...Charles&FrancesHunter(Ch.15)
Aswefinishedwritingthisbook,wecontactedPastorBuckaboutsomeslightchangesinthefinalcopy,andheveryreluctantlysharedanotherpart
ofavisitation,whichoccurredduringtheearlymorninghoursonSunday,March18,1979.
Gabriel,Chrioni,andaministeringangelnamedCyprioncametohishomewiththemessagefromGodthatoneofthedesiresofhisheartisto
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Theangelssaid,"Wewantyoutojoininworshipwithus,"andPastorBuckwasimmediatelygivenalanguagehehadneverspokenbefore.For
thirtyfiveminutes,Gabriel,Chrioni,Cyprion,andPastorBuckpraisedandworshippedGodtogether.Hesaidpraiseflowedthroughhimlikea"river
language"whichhecouldn'tstartorstophimself!
AstheywereallworshippingandpraisingGodtogether,PastorBuckopenedhiseyesandsawsomethinghecouldhardlycomprehend.
ChrioniisthetallestoftheangelswhoweretherethatearlySundaymorning,butwhenhelookedathim,bothheandChrioniwereexactlythesame
height!
ThenhelookedatGabriel!Hewasalsothesameheight!Cyprionalsomeasuredequallywiththerestofthem!
Howcouldthisbe?PastorBucklookeddown.Gabriel'sfeetwereaboutfourinchesoffthefloor!ThenhelookedatCyprion'sfeet,andtheywere
abouteighteeninchesoffthefloor,thenhelookedathisownfeet,andtohisutteramazement,theywerealsoabouteighteeninchesoffthefloor!
Forthefirsttimeherealizedthathisbodyhadbeensuspendedinair!
Gabrielgavehimanextremelyinterestingbitofinformationatthistimebecausehesaidthatfromthehighesttothelowestofangels,tohuman
beings,whenwepraiseandworshipGod,weareallonthesamelevel.HebroughthimnewsfromGodthatworshipisthebestequalizerthereis
betweenheavenandearth,andhesaidwhatwashappeningwasanillustrationofthisgreattruth.
Willanyofthishappentous?AccordingtothewordsofGabriel,itwilloccurwhenJesusreturnsforus,andaccordingtotheBible,thisiswhatwill
happen:
"Andnow,dearbrothers,IwantyoutoknowwhathappenstoaChristianwhenhediessothatwhenithappens,youwillnotbefullofsorrow,as
thosearewhohavenohope.ForsincewebelievethatJesusdiedandthencamebacktolifeagain,wecanalsobelievethatwhenJesusreturns,
GodwillbringbackwithhimalltheChristianswhohavedied.IcantellyouthisdirectlyfromtheLordthatwewhoarestilllivingwhentheLord
returnswillnotrisetomeethimaheadofthosewhoareintheirgraves.FortheLordhimselfwillcomedownfromheavenwithamightyshoutand
withthesoulstirringcryofthearchangelandthegreattrumpetcallofGod.AndthebelieverswhoaredeadwillbethefirsttorisetomeettheLord.
ThenwewhoarestillaliveandremainontheearthwillbecaughtupwiththeminthecloudstomeettheLordintheairandremainwithhimforever.
Socomfortandencourageeachotherwiththisnews"(1Thessalonians4:1318TLB).
Withaboldnessoffaithwehaveneverseeninanyoneelse,PastorBuckhasatotalreleaseoffreedominsharingwhatishappeninginhisownlife,
andinthisbookhassimplifiedmanygreatscripturaltruthsforus.
WefeellikethisisacountdownforthelaunchingofChristiansintotheouterspaceofoureternaldestinationHEAVENFOREVERWITHGODAND
CHRISTJESUS!
Hallelujah!
CharlesandFrancesHunter
IntheBeginning(Ch.16)
Whenwewrotethe"Angel"book,Godgaveussupernaturalstrengthandenergy.Weworked16to20hoursmanydaysbecausewefeltthe
urgencyofgettingthemessageouttotheworld!ThepresenceofangelsfilledourhouseasGodcontinuedtopourouthisloveandstrengthtous,
butlittledidwerealizeeveninthosepowerhoursofGod'slovewhatwouldhappenwhenANGELSONASSIGNMENTgotintoprint.
Godsaidhewouldgivewingstothemessagesandgivethemlifewherevertheyweresent,butweneverdreamedofthemagnitudeofGod'splan
forsavingfamilieseventhoughourheartsthrilledaswrotethechapterGoodNewsforyouandyourFamily!
Asthebookgoesintoitsthirdprintingbeforetheendoftwomonths,wewonderedwhyGodhadleftthesevenemptypagesattheendofthebook.
Nowweknow!Hewantedustosharewithyousomeofthethingswhichhappened"inthebeginning"ofthebook'srelease.
...AneightyfouryearoldladyboughtsixcopiesofANGELSONASSIGNMENTandgaveonetoeachofherunsavedchildren.Afterreadingthe
book,eachoneofthemindividuallyacceptedJesusastheirSaviorandLord!Hallelujah!
...Apreacher'sdaughtercalledPastorBuckandsharedthisexcitingstory.Shehadrebelledattheageofsixteenandhadwanderedfarawayfrom
God.SomeonesentheracopyofANGELSONASSIGNMENT,andasshereadit,andallshecouldhearwas"Godlovesyou,Godlovesyou,God
lovesyou!Itreallytouchedherheart,andshegaveherlifebacktotheLord,andthenpromptlyledhercleaningladytoJesus!
...AmancalledfromSpokane,Washington,whoworksinthePostOffice.Hesawthefullpageadforthebookonthebackofamagazinewhenhe
wasputtingupthemail,anditinterestedhimsomuchhewentoutandboughtacopy.Histwelveyearoldsonwasgoingtosurgeryforcancer,and
hereadtheentirebookbeforegoingtosurgery.Hisdadsaid,"Ihaven'tbeenabletoreadthebookyet,becausehewouldn'tlayitdown,buthe's
goingtosurgeryachangedboy!"
...AladyinMississippicalledtoreportthatherhusbandandthreegrownsonswereawayfromtheLordwhentheybegantoreadthebookANGELS
ONASSIGNMENT.Whentheyreadthechapter"GoodNewsforyouandyourFamily"theyallturnedtheirlivesbackovertotheLord,andoneof
themfeelstheLordhascalledhimintoevangelism!
...WewereinLorain,Ohio,andaskedthecongregationthefirstnighttoplacethenamesoftheirunsavedlovedonesinthepalmoftheirhand.We
prayedandaskedGodtodispatchangelstobringthemtothepersonwhowouldleadthemtotheLord,andthenwethankedhimforsomeresults
beforeweevenlefttown.
Threenightslater,a79yearoldmancameforwardandverysimplysaid,"Iwanttobesaved!"Hewastheatheistfatherofoneofthemeninthe
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...AtanAGLOWmeetinginTexas,weaskedthegirlstherewhohadunsavedhusbandstoliftuptheirhandsandputthenamesoftheirhusbands
intheirhand!Theverynextmorning,onehusbandwokeupandsaid,"Honey,Idon'tknowwhat'sthematterwithme,butcallthe700Clubbecause
I'VEGOTTOGETSAVEDRIGHTNOW!"HeacceptedJesusashisSaviorandLord!Hedidn'tknowwhatwasthematter,butwedidangelshad
surroundedhimallnightlong!
...AtameetinginNewYork,weaskedallthosewhohadunsavedlovedonestoputtheminthepalmoftheirhandsforGodtosendangelsoutto
pushthemorpullthemordowhatevernecessarytobringthemtotheonewhowouldleadthemtotheLord!Iprayedspecificallywithonewoman
whosaidherhusbandwouldNEVERcometoachurchservice.IcautionedhertoneverunderestimatethepowerofGod,andherhusband
appearedattheeveningservicemuchtohersurprise.Hedidnotsaythesinner'sprayer,buttheSpirittoldmetorundowntothebackofthechurch
whileCharleswasprayingforthesick,andIarrivedatthebackofthechurchatthesametimethismandid.Itoldhimtheangelshadbroughthim,
andaskedhimifhewouldn'tliketocommithislifetotheLordrightthenandthere,andHEDID!Tearsstreameddownhisfaceastherealityofwhat
happenedtohimdawnedonhimashestartedanewlifeinChrist!
...InMichigan,theHolySpirittoldmetogotothebackofthechurch,whichIdid,buttherewasnoonethere.Iopenedasidedoor,andstanding
therewasamanwhowasasdrunkasanyonecouldbe.Isimplysaid,"Theangelsbroughtyouheretonighttobesaved.Wouldyouliketoaccept
Jesus?"Theangelshaddonetheirwork,becausehebegantoweepasheprayedthesinner'sprayer!Hallelujah!
...AyoungmanboughtacopyofAngelsonAssignmentoneeveningandcouldnotputthebookdownuntilhefinishedit.Thenextdayhesaid,"I
havealwaysheardthatGodlovedme,butforthefirsttimeinmylifeIknowitinside."
...OneofthethingsthatreallytouchedourheartshappenedaswewereflyingtoBoise,Idaho,todedicatethebook.Aswelookedoutthewindow
oftheplanesomewherebetweenSaltLakeCityandBoise,FrancessawourspecialwarriorangelthatGodsenttoprotectus"loping"alongoutside
oftheplane.SheturnedtoCharlesandsaid,"Honey,isn'tthatfunnythathe'soutsidetheplaneinsteadofbeinginside?"Wewerelaughing
becauseCharlessaid,"Maybeheneedssomeexercisetoday!"
Littledidwerealizewhatwasinstoreforus!AstheplanestartedtolandatBoise,wewerenearlytothegroundwhenthepilot"gunned"theplane
backupintotheair.ThenheannouncedthattheplaneinfrontofushadtoucheddownalittlelateandwehadtocircleBoiseandcomebackinfor
anotherlanding.
Wedidthis,andwhenwelanded,somethinghappenedandtheplanebouncedprobablythirtyfeetintheair!WhatashockthiswastousuntilI
caughtaglimpseofwhatwasgoingonoutside!Ourbigangelhadsimplytakenthewingoftheplaneinhishand,andthejarringandbouncing
stopped!
"Forheshallgivehisangelschargeoveryou,tokeepyou(safe)inallyourways(Psalm91:11)."
...OneofthemostexcitingthingsthathappenedtouspersonallywasinWyckoff,NewJersey.Wewerehavinganafternoonmeetingandwere
sharingabouttheincreasedactivityamongtheangelsinthesedays,whensuddenlysixorsevenpeoplebegantopointatthepulpitareaand
exclaimed,"Lookatthoseshaftsoflight.Lookatthoseshaftsoflightrightbehindyou!They'rerightbeyondyou!"
Inasplitsecondoftime,therewerepeoplealloverthechurchjumpingupanddownshouting,"Shaftsoflight,shaftsoflightlookatthem!"
WeexplainedthatmanytimestherewassucharadiancesurroundingangelsbecausetheyhadbeeninthepresenceofGodthatthiswasprobably
whattheysaw,butforsomereasonorother,neitherofuslookedaround!
Later,whenwewereinBoiseforthededicationofthebook,PastorBucksaid,"Say,didItellyouthatGabrielsaidtheydroppedinonyourNew
Yorkmeetings?Theydidnotappearastheyusuallydo,butappearedASSHAFTSOFLIGHT!
GlorytoGod!
EndofBook

RolandBucksdaughter,SharonWhite,wrotethesequeltoAngelsonAssignment,TheManWhoTalkedWithAngelsin1982,three
yearsafterhispassing.

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