"Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection" (Heb.6:1). I heard a preacher said one time that "God does not speak to us through dreams anymore, so if you have a dream, check what you ate for supper last night". Not at all! Our God is the same yesterday, and today and for ever. What he did to Abraham he will still do today. Even the new testament recorded that dreams and visions were used by the Lord to direct the disciples: Apostle Peter fell into a trance in Joppa which correctly admonished him to follow the errands to the house of Cornelius the centurion (Acts 10:10); Philip the evangelist was told by the angel of the Lord to go south to intercept the eunuch of Ethiopia (Acts 8:26); Ananias was instructed in a vision to go and minister to Saul of Tarsus in Damascus (Acts 9:10-16); even Apostle Paul received a vision in the night of a Macedonian man asking him to "come over into Macedonia and help us", and he interpreted it to mean the Lord had directed him to preach in Macedonia (Acts 16:9). For your information, those recorded as visions or when an angel spoke to Philip, are more likely overnight on their beds. It takes a special gift for an individual to have daylight vision. This is because when the body is at rest in the night, away from all physical activities, then the spirit is more active to see and hear; and so everybody can easily receive dreams and visions upon the bed, while the daylight visions are gift-operated by prophets, which requires that one is set apart very often from the crowd to cleanly operate it. Acts.18:9 said "Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision". "In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; then he openeth the ears of men and sealeth their instruction, that he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man" (Job.33:15-16). Joel's prohecy for the last days, which are now, specifically stated that God said "I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; your old men shall dream dreams and your young men shall see visions" (Joel 2:28). This prophecy is for the endtime; how can someone say God will not speak to us through dreams and visions anymore? You do well to take heed, and expect great visitations from God's angelic hosts upon your bed to make you spiritual, and for the Holy Ghost to pass you through the "conditioning", and thereby prepare you for the rapture. Yea, to go in the rapture, you must become spiritual!
Jesus said "I AM THE DOOR, AND BY ME IF ANY MAN ENTER IN, HE SHALL BE SAVED,AND SHALL GO IN AND OUT AND FIND PASTURE" (Jn.10:9). The Lord is now imparting rapturing faith! By spiritual experiences, the Holy Ghost has began to condition our spirits to live in the realm of the spirits. By conditioning, the Lord will begin to remove from our mind all the things that we, as human beings are "used to", like gravity. Even in your dreams and visions, if something catapult you to stand in the air, though it is a dream, but the sheer knowledge that you are standing above the ground will cause you to panic and want to grab onto something. This is so because you feel as human will feel at a height above the ground. Even though you are in a vision, it does not occur to you that you are in a vision. Your mind has been pre-conditioned by the physical life- experiences to think "you may fall" since you are standing on nothing. The Lord has to condition those that are his to be ready to live in the realm of the spirit where we intend to go in the rapture. The Holy Ghost do take the prophets in and out of the body at his will for spiritual experiences. If you meditate in the word of God and set your heart on the Lord, or praise the Lord in the night, the Lord will also give you a visitation (Psa.50:23; Dan.2:29). Jesus said "I am the door, by me if anyman enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out and find pasture". What you want to get in the spiritual world in the form of experiences and spiritual gifts, are the pastures. When you are in Christ, you will safely go in and out and find pastures. For you to stand in the air in a vision for the first time may terrify your spirit. The Lord will begin to condition our spirit first of all, to accept such as normal. I said our spirit will be conditioned because all the senses are activated from our spirit. If one is taken up to a high mountain or to a deep valley, the fear that it is too high or too deep which normally come upon a human being in the physical realm, is what one's spirit knows and responds to until one is passed through the spiritual conditioning by the Lord. How does the Lord condition his people? By bringing us through the experiences. When we react to it, he causes us to be comforted when he says "Fear not!". Yea "EXPERIENCE TEACHETH KNOWLEDGE". One morning I was in a vision, and a mighty hand from the sky glued itself to my back, and lifted me up into the air. Dangling from this hand I struggled with him to put me down. This is the natural reaction from any man caught suddenly in such episode. But the Lord wanted to condition me to accept that it is okay to stand in the air like the spirits, so he made a friend appear to me who said "Hey bro Julius, that is fun! I'll like to do that also, to stand in the air!" When I heard that, immediately, I stood upright and released myself to this hand that lifted me up, and I was thenceforth comfortably walking about in the air. The Lord conditioned my spirit with that simple experience to begin to stand in the air. YEA, "YE ARE COME UNTO MOUNT SION, AND UNTO THE CITY OF THE LIVING GOD, THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, AND TO AN INUMERABLE COMPANY OF ANGELS, TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN, WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN HEAVEN, AND TO GOD THE JUDGE OF ALL, AND TO THE SPIRITS OF JUST MEN MADE PERFECT, AND TO JESUS THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT, AND TO THE BLOOD OF SPRINKLING, THAT SPEAKETH BETTER THINGS THAN THAT OF ABEL". (Heb.12:22-24).
Another scripture says "If I have the wings like a dove I will fly unto my mountain" (Psa.55:6). Our soul can fly in the air. Our spirit also can have spiritual wings and fly in the air. But our spirit cannot think of it until the Holy Ghost has let our spirit loose for the first time. If an angel will carry you up to fly with him in the air, yet not seeing the angel, you will naturally first put up resistance until the conditioning. This literature ministry is to generally condition the believers for these visitations of the Lord's host, preparing you for the rapture. We will not compel people to be in our mailing list, but the wise will understand and support this ministry. The end is near! The Holy Ghost will bring individual believers through vivid experiences upon their beds, to condition them for the rapture. If the Lord will open your spiritual eyes to look around, you will see Angels around the globe standing at several elevations in the air, which is normal to the spirits. Remember the scripture says "God will supply all our needs according to his riches in glory", but the outward things we hear or see of the events of the world made our "mind" to shake at the promise of God; similarly, those physical effects do affect our spirit negatively in the spirit world in the form of "what we are used to". However, those physical laws do not apply in the spirit realm and must be shed from our spirit as part of "rapturing faith". Such is the law of gravity, and the law of physical obstacles to movement. Just as the word of God is to condition our mind to believe the promises of God for healing, prosperity, salvation and victorious living, our spirit- mind must also be conditioned by the workings of the Holy Ghost with the word. "When the spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth.... He shall receive of mine and shall show it unto you" (Jn.16:13-14). The Holy Ghost uses these spiritual experiences to prepare us for the rapture. You have little part to play in this conditioning. You must accept it as fact and expect the Angels to begin to move in closer to you, if not already, and by this knowledge you will be wise not to utter condemning words before the angels as the scripture said "SUFFER NOT THY MOUTH TO CAUSE THY FLESH TO SIN, NEITHER SAY THOU BEFORE THE ANGEL, THAT IT WAS AN ERROR: WHEREFORE SHOULD GOD BE ANGRY AT THY VOICE AND DESTROY THE WORK OF THINE HAND? FOR IN THE MULTITUDE OF DREAMS AND MANY WORDS THERE ARE ALSO DIVERS VANITIES: BUT FEAR THOU GOD". (Eccl.5:6-7). As said before, this literature is written to get the saints ready for more Angelic visitation as you bridle your tongue. Remember Zacharias, the father of John the baptist was made dumb for over nine months by the angel Gabriel who visited him in the temple with the news about the coming of John the baptist. Because he uttered his unbelief, he was made dumb till the prophecy was fulfilled (Lk.1:18-20). Fasting and praying are tools you will need to enable you to submit to the Holy Ghost. Our part is to submit to the Holy Ghost. Let the Holy Ghost begin to take you through the conditioning. In my earlier literature I mentioned the episode in the gospel (John 20:26) where the Lord Jesus Christ, after his ressurrection, appeared in the room with the disciples even though the door was shut. By the way, some preachers have described the rapture as if a temporary death and immediate ressurrection, but not so. Our spirit will not throw away this physical body in the rapture. The Lord is giving out spiritual anointing, like a garment, to the elect. This spiritual garment (the wings) will be obtained through the Holy Ghost as we grow into him. The first fruits will even be able to occassionally translate upon the earth before the rapture, by the Holy Ghost. The rapture is not temporary death at all because when the Lord Jesus transfigured on the mount before the three apostles, it cannot be called temporary death. Similarly, the ressurrected saints cannot be called "ressurrection" IF their previous carcasses are still somewhere in some graves. This is why "the graves will be opened" (Mat.27:52). The scripture bears witness that when the Lord Jesus Christ ressurrected, the disciples ran to his sepulchre and did not find his body. Therefore Apostle Peter could confidently declare on the day of Pentecost that He rose from the grave, when he compared Christ with King David thus: "MEN AND BRETHREN, LET ME FREELY SPEAK UNTO YOU OF THE PATRIARCH DAVID, THAT HE IS BOTH DEAD AND BURIED, AND HIS SEPULCHRE IS WITH US UNTO THIS DAY". But Jesus rose again and he is not in the sepulchre. He is still alive today. What I am saying therefore is that the rapture is not temporary death but the body "turns" to a new substance (light rays) by the power that the Holy Ghost is building in us. This same power will be built in the souls of the saints in Paradise. When the Lord calls them back to life with a new body, the rapturing power from the Holy Ghost will do the same quickening for them and we will all be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. "For this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived that he might be Lord of the dead and living"(Rom.14:9). Going back to my discussion, I said when the Lord appeared inside the room with the Apostles passing through the wall, he told them to handle him and see that he has flesh and bone. That means his body can pass through physical wall. The Holy Ghost quickens the mortal body. Using human terms, we will say the body is transformed into a different substance that can diffuse through solid objects and transform back to physical body. Scientifically, we describe this trasformation as changing from "particle' to "wave", and back to "particle" (electromagnetic waves that can pass through solid objects). The Lord has the power to turn the body from particle , which is what we are, into waves, and after passing through the wall, turn it back into particle to manifest as flesh. However what I'm trying to stress is that at the level of faith that we are now, we are not ready for such travel because our mind will restrain us, wanting to retreat when we arrive at a wall or at a closed door. For example, I was in a vision one night, and was the passenger in a vehicle. The driver was speeding at about 60 to 70 mph. As we negotiated a bend, I saw that a large timber tree has fallen across the road just 50 yards ahead. I panicked and grabbed hold unto my seat but the driver did not break at all as the vehicle passed through it. About a mile further, another big tree on the road; but this time it was standing on the highway! "What in the world is this?" I gasped, as we were about to drive straight into this one. I held to my seat again expecting a terrible crash, and nothing happened! I looked back! And we have passed that tree also! How did we do it? Only God knows! We kept on going! Next was a sharp 'T' junction with a building at the intersection. At that terrific speed, my heart was panicking as we ran directly at the building. The vehicle simply went through it like in diffusion and we appeared at the other side unto another road. When we finally stopped, I was saying to myself "this has got to be God, this has got to be God! There is no way we could have made it through those horrible accidental posts except God was carrying us through!" I was now tuned in my heart ready to believe the impossible. Suddenly I woke up! It was a vision! When I asked the Lord why such an experience, the Holy Ghost said "the Lord has to condition our spirits to give up the idea of what we are "used to" of the physical realm, and be ready to live in the realm of the spirits. Remember the Lord walked upon water, and after ressurrection he passed through walls! (Jn.20:26). Before this conditioning, my spirit not being ready, if I had been the driver of the vehicle in the vision, I would have slammed on the break very hard to stop the vehicle at each obstacle. Yea, do you want to go in the rapture? you must let the Holy Ghost pass your spirit through the "conditioning", for preparing you to live in the realm of the spirits, where you will stand in the air like the angels yet your mind will count it as normal! When we are translated we are changed into the realm of "electromagnetic" travel, yet we will see where we are going. Coming to a wall without a gate, if you are still used to the physical experience of considering a wall as an obstacle, you will be inclined to retreat from the wall, whereas in the spirit, that is no obstacle at all. Because you have been turned from particle to wave, the spirit will simply walk through it. This is a very important aspect in rapturing faith. One may say "but what must I do to get this faith"? It is by believing the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved: all power in heaven and on earth is in his hand!; it is by knowing these things and expecting visitation from the Lord as it is written "faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God". Faith is expectation! The Lord has his mind upon some people he wants to build up to be first fruits. He has to condition them to prepare them for the rapture, ready to live in the realm of the spirit; He has a work for them to do in the spirit realm "to cast down the dragon and his evil angels". The conditioning work is performed by the Lord by passing individual believer through the experience until your spirit accept as fact the possibility of passing through walls and other obstacles. These are the workings of the Holy Ghost. This literature is allowed to be written simply to make you accept as "fact" that you can walk through that wall. "Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God". You should also help your faith by fasting. Fasting helps in submission to the Holy Ghost. "He that seeketh, findeth!" Yearn for more of God! The Holy Ghost moves upon those who are longing for more of God. Yea thus saith the Holy Ghost, "whom shall I teach knowledge? whom shall I make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breast!" (Isa.28:9). The Holy Ghost wants to teach you knowledge. "If anyman thinketh he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know". (1 Cor.8:2). "Call unto me and I will answer thee and shew thee great and mighty things that thou knowest not" (Jer.33:3). "Unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation" (Heb.9:28). The rapture is in two versions: Either you have gotten your supernatural wings from the Lord by the spiritual growth before the day of the rapture, like Enoch of old, or you are fully expecting and looking for the Lord. If your heart is yearning for the Lord, wanting to be with him wherever he is, when he calls, you will go in the rapture. This is the second level. The first level of anointing is of those that, even if they are not expecting but have gotten their spiritual wings from the Holy Ghost, "deep calleth unto deep", when the Lord calls, the spiritual wings will carry them out of here. The first fruits will get the supernatural wings to make them mightier than the dragon and to go forth and dispossess the satanic spirits from the heavens. The others who will go in the rapture but have not gotten the supernatural wings, must be expecting the Lord, anxiously awaiting his return, for them to be able to go up in the rapture. When he calls, the love for Jesus that is in their heart will pull them to him by the Angels. Remember Elijah went up by a chariot of fire! But those that have the wings will fly away by the Holy Ghost when he calls. "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like the eagles". (Isa.40:31). This verse is prophetic. It shows that the Lord will give out spiritual wings to some at this end of time. Rev.12:5 also said "and she brought forth a manchild who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron; and the child was caught up unto God and to his throne". Being caught up to God indicates that this mystery group has already been given the supernatural power to go up. In Rev.11, the two witnesses who were raised from the dead, heard the voice spake to them to "COME UP HITHER", and they went up - by the wings of the spirit. These are not physical wings but we are talking of supernatural wings to be able to appear and disappear on this platform. When He calls them, the same wings will carry them up. Yea, saith the Lord "wherever the body is, thither the eagles be gathered together" (Lk.17:37; Mat.24:28). "If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there will thy hand lead me" (Psa. 139:9). This verse also portrays that there is a spiritual wing that is obtainable from the Lord. Yea, Christ said "Be zealous therefore and repent", and "buy of me gold, tried in the fire, that you may be rich" (Rev.3:18-19). Be not complacent but desirous of more of Jesus! He is coming soon! Yea, spiritual experiences! More yet to come! The rapture is the greatest spiritual experience which will catapult us to live thereafter among spirit-beings. Watch for "RAPTURING FAITH PART 4"! Some of the mystery of God shall be expounded as it was written: "BUT IN THE DAYS OF THE VOICE OF THE SEVENTH ANGEL, WHEN HE SHALL BEGIN TO SOUND, THE MYSTERY OF GOD SHOULD BE FINISHED AS HE HATH DECLARED TO HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS".
Since the Ephesian age of apostle Paul, the church has passed through seven church ages prophesied in symbology by the letters to the seven churches of Asia (Rev.2 & 3). The church is now at the 7th church age, Laodecia, where believers now majorly feel okay and have need of nothing; many thought being saved from sin perhaps, plus some gifts of the Holy Spirit is all the wealth they need to be raptured and are no more zealous for power and perfection, yet in the eyes of the Lord "ye are lukewarm, neither cold nor hot" and he saith: "I WILL SPUE THEE OUT OF MY MOUTH" (Rev.3:16-18). Jesus went further to challenge this age unto what more you are to receive from him when he saith: "I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment that thou mayest be clothed and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear and anoint thine eye with eyesalve that thou mayest see". This is the age wherein the overcomers shall sit with God in his throne. Considering such glorious throne of God as seen by Ezekiel (Eze.1), this therefore is the age of full redemption to wit the redemption of our body, when the mortal body shall be clothed with light-fire substance of God unto immortality as in the transfiguration of the Lord Jesus Christ on the holy mount. He said: "TO HIM THAT OVERCOMETH WILL I GRANT TO SIT WITH ME IN MY THRONE, EVEN AS I ALSO OVERCAME AND AM SET DOWN WITH MY FATHER IN HIS THRONE" (Rev.3:21). It is in this age therefore when God is revealing the hidden truths to the hungry hearts, to make them free and powerful, the devil is also trying his attack on many, to feel no need of further knowledge nor power, feeling okay with the little they thought they have, being attacked with fear, slumber and laziness. This is the age when the seven thunders are being uttered for saints' perfection, but the foolish virgins are asleep in babylon of organized groups. Yea, WAKE UP! Be zealous and seek more anointing. Fast and pray! Behold we are at the tail end of the 7th church age dispensation, but a mysterious thing is happening. In Rev.3:14-22, we have the state of the 7th church age prophesied and Jesus gave the promise in verse 21. However, in Rev.12, there are three categories of believers described. All of them appear at this end of the world; these are stated as: 1) THE MANCHILD which was caught up to the throne of God and this fulfills the promise to the overcomers of the 7th church : Laodecia age. 2) THE WOMAN clothed with the sun, which fled into the wilderness after the birth of the manchild, from the face of the serpent, and she was being fed in that wilderness, protected by God during the tribulation that shall come to the third category of believers. 3) The Remnant of the seed of the woman, which keep the commandment of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ (Rev.12:17). These were persecuted by the dragon. True to God's plan and purpose, in Rev.3:10, a promise given to the overcomers of the 6th Philadephia age that "because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world to try them that dwell upon the earth"; this is the faithful promise being given to the woman clothed with the sun which was protected in the wilderness, prepared of God for her to be protected from the face of the serpent. Though Philadephia age and revival of sanctification, had long elapsed since 1906, their message of sanctification lingered on and is built upon by the believers in the 7th church age. Hence by God's election, since not all of us shall bear rule, (Are all prophets? Are all miracle workers? 1Cor.12:29), those who are not in the manchild, and are faithful in some measure, to the revealed word of their age in this 7th church age, are being protected in the prepared wilderness thus claiming the promise and the blessing of the 6th church age (Rev.3:10). The third category of believers called "the remnant of the seed of the woman" who have the testimony of Jesus Christ are born again Christians also, worldwide; multitudes who fall into the category of Rev.3:15 wherein Christ saith "I know thy works that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot". These are multitudes of born again believers who find it too hard to be zealous for higher faith and power; those who prefer simplicity in the faith of Christ rather than fasting and travailing prayer-life, whose god turns to be their belly (Prov.1:22-32) and they could not buy from the Lord the gold tried in the fire, by long fasts and prayerful life.(Rev.3:18). Yes, they are virgins (born- again, not sinners) but foolish virgins; their oil leaked out and did not stedfastly hold their first zeal for Christ to the end (Mat.25:1-10). They also heard about the moving of the Lord to call many out of organised groups and man-made routinous order of worship that edifieth not, unto faith; but these thought it did not matter. Hence, they shall have to prove their love for Jesus by sealing their testimony with their blood. They shall be tried by the persecution and many shall be beheaded for their faith (Rev.20:4). They tarried too long in Babylon of sleeping churches and did not have the revelation of a wilderness to flee to, from the face of the serpent. They surely fulfill Gen.3:18, "the heel", to be bruised by the serpent. Those saved among them shall have to stand the test not to deny Christ in the face of the sword; they shall therefore only claim the promise to the 5th church age which says: "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment and I will NOT BLOT OUT HIS NAME OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, BUT I WILL CONFESS HIS NAME BEFORE MY FATHER AND BEFORE HIS ANGELS". This is the least faith in the kingdom of God, which is the faith of John the Baptist --- and of them who are matyred for their faith in Christ. ("Notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he", Mat.11:11). Behold "he that hath an ear,let him hear what the spirit saith unto the churches"; if anyone deny Christ in that day of trial by persecution, his name SHALL BE BLOTTED OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE for even in this end of the world also cometh this persecution against all true believers (Rev.13:7). PREPARE for this! Fear NOT! If ye suffer, ye shall also reign with Christ. These three last church-ages run in parallel till the end of the world: JUSTIFICATION from the Lutherans (Sardis age) which is the age of "the just shall live by faith" (1520-1750 A.D), believes we are saved by the blood of Jesus and justified freely by grace; SANCTIFICATION from the Wesleyans (Philadephia age, 1750-1906 A.D), believes in holiness for Jesus who died for you; BAPTISM OF HOLY GHOST and restoration of gifts of the spirit (Laodecia age, 1906- end). These typify the categories of born-again believers at this age with majority in the remnant of the seed of the woman (Rev.12:17). But the message comes to all: "BE ZEALOUS therefore and repent". The door is still open! The Lord calls on you to come up higher. Seek higher anointing of the Holy Ghost by prayer and fasting regularly. Yea, the Lord delighted not in the death of his saints, but some will still fulfill the word of God (Rev.13:7) as in Gen.3:15 to be the "heel" of the seed. Anyone lower than this is none of his. AMEN. Therefore covet earnestly the best gifts, and lo, DENY NOT CHRIST!!! UNDERSTAND PLAINLY: The overcomers of the 7th church age, who are to sit with Christ in his throne (Rev.3:20) are a church within a church of believers at this end-time; this is symbolized (in Rev.12:5) as the manchild born from the "woman clothed with the sun". Thus the manchild is separated only by anointing measure from the woman-clothed-with-the-sun, thereby looking like another church dispensation of believers that receive the mysteries in the 7 thunders -- SONS OF THUNDERS. Yea this 8th church dispensation is only separated from the 7th by anointing and NOT by time, according to God's purpose to raise up the army of God, who shall cast down the dragon and his angels from the heavens, (army of Michael) (Joel 2:11, Rev.12:9). According to God's plan and preordination, "the sun-clothed woman", from amongst whom the manchild comes forth, (Psa.45:9 queen) is lower in anointing than the manchild rulers, who though are called "MANCHILD" yet "fathers" as written in Psa.45:16; therefore she is given the promise to Philadephia overcomers (Rev.3:10), to be protected from the dragon in the wilderness, for a thousand, two hundred and three score days. (Rev.12:6). "He that hath an ear to hear, let him hear!" Bro. Julius Adewumi, Gospel Distribution, USA. Addendum: Since I started to talk about dreams and visions, I welcome narration of dreams from the readers for biblical interpretation as the Lord will guide. This is very useful to the body of Christ. I remember in a camp meeting, a long time ago; the Lord told a brother to ask the attendees to bring their spiritual dreams to two ministers for interpretation. I was one of those ministers. Through those narrated dreams,the evil plans of the devil against the convention was exposed by the Lord and we were able to pray specifically, and the Lord gave the victory to the church. Write and send in yours. Some prophetic dreams are not personal but for the body of Christ. I will personally reply to your letter and if a dream will benefit the body of Christ, we will pass it on in future literatures. This literature goes to many nations.