"Verily, verily I say unto you, THE SERVANT IS NOT GREATER THAN HIS LORD; NEITHER HE THAT IS SENT GREATER THAN HE THAT SENT HIM" (Jn.13:16). "TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART; AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING. IN ALL THY WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND HE SHALL DIRECT THY PATHS. BE NOT WISE IN THINE OWN EYES: FEAR THE LORD, AND DEPART FROM EVIL". (Prov.3:5-7). The above verses may look fundamental, but what a great rapturing faith the Lord wants to reveal to you from these verses in this literature! I pray that your eyes of understanding will be opened to catch the mystery as you read this rapturing faith part 5. GOSPEL DISTRIBUTION MINISTRY
"Things which are seen were not made of things which do appear" (Heb.11:3b) The Lord stated when he was ministering in Galilee that "The son can do nothing of himself but what he seeth the father do; for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the son likewise. For the father loveth the son and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel." (Jn.5:19-20) When you study the miracles performed by the Lord Jesus when he was on earth especially to the deaf, the blind, or the dumb you will notice that he did not act the same way in every case. I will like to narrate few cases of opening the blind eyes: "And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him." "When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing." (Jn.9:1-3;6-7). Someone might think making clay of spittle to anoint a blind eye is the key; but here is another case: "AND THEY CAME TO JERICHO: AND AS HE WENT OUT OF JERICHO WITH HIS DISCIPLES AND A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE, BLIND BARTIMEUS, THE SON OF TIMAEUS, SAT BY THE HIGHWAY SIDE BEGGING. AND WHEN HE HEARD THAT IT WAS JESUS OF NAZARETH, HE BEGAN TO CRY OUT AND SAY, JESUS, THOU SON OF DAVID, HAVE MERCY ON ME. AND MANY CHARGED HIM THAT HE SHOULD HOLD HIS PEACE; BUT HE CRIED THE MORE A GREAT DEAL, THOU SON OF DAVID, HAVE MERCY ON ME. AND JESUS STOOD STILL, AND COMMANDED HIM TO BE CALLED. AND THEY CALL THE BLIND MAN, SAYING UNTO HIM, BE OF GOOD COMFORT, RISE; HE CALLETH THEE. AND HE, CASTING AWAY HIS GARMENT, ROSE, AND CAME TO JESUS. AND JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM, WHAT WILT THOU THAT I SHOULD DO UNTO THEE? THE BLIND MAN SAID UNTO HIM, LORD, THAT I MIGHT RECEIVE MY SIGHT. AND JESUS SAID UNTO HIM, GO THY WAY, THY FAITH HAS MADE THEE WHOLE. AND IMMEDIATELY HE RECEIVED HIS SIGHT AND FOLLOWED JESUS IN THE WAY." (Mk.10:46-52). Here is another one: "AND HE COMETH TO BETHSAIDA; AND THEY BRING A BLIND MAN UNTO HIM, AND BESOUGHT HIM TO TOUCH HIM. AND HE TOOK THE BLIND MAN BY THE HAND, AND LED HIM OUT OF THE TOWN; AND WHEN HE HAD SPIT ON HIS EYES, AND PUT HIS HANDS UPON HIM, HE ASKED HIM IF HE SAW OUGHT. AND HE LOOKED UP, AND SAID, I SEE MEN AS TREES, WALKING. AFTER THAT HE PUT HIS HANDS AGAIN UPON HIS EYES, AND MADE HIM LOOK UP: AND HE WAS RESTORED, AND SAW EVERY MAN CLEARLY." (MK. 8:22-25). Listen to this case where the Lord healed a deaf man: "AND THEY BRING UNTO HIM ONE THAT WAS DEAF, AND HAD AN IMPEDIMENT IN HIS SPEECH; AND THEY BESEECH HIM TO PUT HIS HAND UPON HIM. AND HE TOOK HIM ASIDE FROM THE MULTITUDE, AND PUT HIS FINGERS INTO HIS EARS, AND HE SPIT, AND TOUCHED HIS TONGUE. AND LOOKING UP TO HEAVEN, HE SIGHED, AND SAITH UNTO HIM, EPHPHATHA, THAT IS, BE OPENED. AND STRAIGHTWAY HIS EARS WERE OPENED, AND THE STRING OF HIS TONGUE WAS LOOSED, AND HE SPAKE PLAIN." (Mk.7:32-35). The Lord's actions were different in each of these cases. How many times have we seen ministers just lay hands on the head of a patient to pray for him, not being led by the Spirit of God? These examples from the Lord showed that with the several cases of blind men that were healed, the Lord did something different in each case. It shows we must be led by the Spirit of God for each action as the Lord has said: "WHAT THINGS SOEVER HE SEETH THE FATHER DO THAT ALSO DOETH THE SON LIKEWISE". The Lord appeared to me in a vision one morning and said to me: "follow me, and do as I do." Then he ran ahead and avoided certain obstacles one way. When I reached those obstacles, I tried to avoid the obstacles my own way. The vision stopped. Then the Lord gave me this topic as you will read further. Yea, "lean not unto thine own understanding". This is very important in rapturing faith! Those who have read the earlier series of "rapturing faith" will remember I mentioned that through prophetic dreams and visions the Lord will be "conditioning" his elect for the home- going translation. You must realize that "rapture" or the translation, which we are talking about, means we will be taken out of this planet into somewhere in space, visible universe or invisible universe. When the Lord said "follow me", it literarily means we must follow in his footsteps -- NOT SKIPPING A STEP! It must boil down to "what things soever he seeth the father do, that also doeth the son likewise", if he is our father. The Lord gave me series of experiences on this issue to help me in exhorting his elect on this topic. This is why I admonish you to study this literature prayerfully. Graphically, suppose there are five classrooms in a circle as shown in the picture below (Figure 1). Suppose you and the master come into the circle in-between classroom numbers 1 & 5. While you stand and watch, the master ran around to classroom 2, then 3 and finally 5 and stopped. He then told you to come. Realizing that classroom 5 is just next to classroom 1 by which you are standing, the first thought that comes to you is to "simply cross over to the master from 1 to 5. Right?" "WRONG! You are expected to follow in his footsteps!" Yea, LEAN NOT TO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING! The human nature will try to outsmart the master who seeth all things which you cannot see! The fact is "IF THE MASTER WAS GOING TO CLASSROOM 5, DO YOU THINK HE WAS SO STUPID THAT HE WENT ON A RENDEZVOUS TO CLASSROOMS 2 AND 3 BEFORE COMING TO 5?
Remember when the Hebrews left Egypt to go to the promised land, God led them via the longer route for one reason: He seeth a problem which could overwhelm the people's faith if they had gone through the land of the Philistines. "AND IT CAME TO PASS, WHEN PHARAOH HAD LET THE PEOPLE GO, THAT GOD LED THEM NOT THROUGH THE WAY OF THE LAND OF THE PHILISTINES, ALTHOUGH THAT WAS NEAR; FOR GOD SAID, LEST PERADVENTURE THE PEOPLE REPENT WHEN THEY SEE WAR, AND THEY RETURN TO EGYPT." (Ex.13:17). Also in another example, the Holy Ghost forbade Paul to preach in Asia (Acts. 16:6). But have you noticed that when Paul later went into Asia, though he had great evangelistic success, he confronted his biggest persecutors. (Acts.19:22- 28,33). In fact Alexander the coppersmith mentioned by Paul in the second letter to Timothy was met in Asia, who must have personally gone to Rome to testify against Paul. The Jews who arraigned Paul in Jerusalem were from Asia (Acts.21:27, 24:18). (2Tim.14:15). Yea, "take fast hold of instruction, let her not go; keep her, for she is thy life." Watch! Consider the picture below (figure 2): There can be things perhaps invisible to you which are obstacles whereby the only path to classroom 5 is the way the master took! Or, there can be invisible doors in the way which will only be opened as you touch base at classrooms 2 and 3! When you therefore sensually try to cut across from classroom 1 to 5 you will not be able because something invisible may push you back.
Yea "the secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law". (Deut.29:29). Remember I said earlier that the saints will be as angels in the new world as declared by the Lord Jesus. (Mk.12:25). It implies, we will be able to travel in the universe, visible universe and the invisible universe, riding in God- ordained chariots. Then you should realize that we will not follow our eyes and intellect when we see one galaxy which looks closer to us. THERE CAN BE DANGEROUS, UNSEEN GULF OF BLACKHOLE WHICH SEPARATES THE TWO LOCATIONS. Remember the story told by the Lord of what Abraham said to the rich man: "BETWEEN US AND YOU THERE IS A GULF FIXED, SO THAT THEY WHICH WOULD PASS FROM HENCE TO YOU CANNOT; NEITHER CAN THEY PASS TO US, THAT WOULD COME FROM THENCE.".(Lk.16:26). Yet the gulf is invisible to the rich man. "I was caught up into space one morning by the Angel of the Lord, and I had the opportunity of riding with a host of angelic beings in a train- like whirlpool taking us from one galaxy to another. I could see all the "people" in this train-like transportation system, travelling at a terrific speed, yet exiting at different spots. The Lord specifically made me to notice that this vehicle has no tangible body or casing. Then I perceive it is a beam-like conveyor system." This is an example of the type of an invisible obstacle that can be in the path when trying to cross from classroom 1 to 5 in the picture above. There are many dimensional platforms in the invisible world. You may be in the spirit, and yet there will be angelic beings still invisible to you, while to those angelic beings there will still be other dimensions invisible. God is in the innermost dimension and yet everywhere. The following testimony will reveal what I mean: I was caught up one morning to a beautiful city. The streets of this city were straight and long so that a car on the street at a distance looks like a cap. One can almost see 10 miles ahead if not more. There were few people in the city. In fact, it looks like a city still under construction and not yet populated except for some visitors or tourists. But rows of beautiful housing complexes, already completed, lined the streets. As I appeared at one end of a street of this city, I thought I had been raptured; I saw some folks crossing the street at about 50 yards from me and they were entering a house. I wanted to run and meet them to enter the same house but I couldn't move. Something invisible was holding me back! At a distance a car was coming towards me. I had seen this car afar off and it looked like someone threw his cap (or crown) across the street, but as it moved closer, I saw it was actually an open vehicle with two persons inside. The painting at the base of the vehicle was black and white "V" shapes that made the vehicle look like a crown at a distance. When the vehicle came close to where I stood, then the angel who carried me to the city manifested to the visibility with his arms around my waist, which was the previously invisible thing that held me back. The angel spoke to the gentlemen in the vehicle in a language I did not understand, and they spoke back to him, and moved on. Then when I attempted to go forward the second time, the angel released his arms and I went into the house where the other visitors had entered." (etc.). I believe that the city I saw may be one of the several places the Lord is preparing for his people up yonder. "In my father's house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you" (Jn. 14:2).
I relate the above testimony so that you may understand that there are several invisible dimensions; just as I was in the spirit in that vision yet I did not see the angel that was holding me back until he manifested to me. Therefore in the spirit realm, if an angel says to you "follow me" and he goes round a loop, you ought to be closely behind him and go round the same loop instead of shortcutting your own trip. It may sound simple to you, or you may ask why is this such an important point to be called part of rapturing faith? The reason is that you must realize there are decision-making systems which have been naturally programmed in our spirit due to our logical human experiences on the earth. (Remember rapturing faith part 3: what we are "used to" must be neutralized.). This automatically makes our spirit choose the shortest route to its destination, following the commonly used input sensor from "the eyes". It is necessary therefore for us to get the "understanding" that there may be more to "time and space" than what our eyes can see. This is why I call understanding the "inner sense". By this inner sense, we are admonished to follow instructions closely. "Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?" " unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart." (Prov.8:1,4- 5). For example, King Saul lost the throne of Israel because he did not closely follow the instruction given to him by the Lord through the prophet Samuel, and he mistakenly followed his emotions and the people's suggestion. "THEN SAMUEL SAID UNTO SAUL, STAY, AND I WILL TELL THEE WHAT THE LORD HATH SAID TO ME THIS NIGHT. AND HE SAID UNTO HIM, SAY ON. AND SAMUEL SAID, WHEN THOU WAST LITTLE IN THINE OWN SIGHT, WAST THOU NOT MADE THE HEAD OF THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL, AND THE LORD ANOINTED THEE KING OVER ISRAEL? AND THE LORD SEND THEE ON A JOURNEY, AND SAID, GO AND UTTERLY DESTROY THE SINNERS THE AMALEKITES, AND FIGHT AGAINST THEM UNTIL THEY BE CONSUMED. WHEREFORE THEN DIDST THOU NOT OBEY THE VOICE OF THE LORD, BUT DID FLY UPON THE SPOIL, AND DID EVIL IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD?" AND SAUL SAID UNTO SAMUEL, YEA, I HAVE OBEYED THE VOICE OF THE LORD, AND HAVE GONE THE WAY WHICH THE LORD SENT ME, AND HAVE BROUGHT AGAG THE KING OF AMALEK, AND HAVE UTTERLY DESTROYED THE AMALEKITES. BUT THE PEOPLE TOOK OF THE SPOIL, SHEEP AND OXEN, THE CHIEF OF THE THINGS WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN UTTERLY DESTROYED, TO SACRIFICE UNTO THE LORD THY GOD IN GILGAL. AND SAMUEL SAID, HATH THE LORD AS GREAT DELIGHT IN BURNT OFFERINGS AND SACRIFICES, AS IN OBEYING THE VOICE OF THE LORD? BEHOLD, TO OBEY IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE, AND TO HEARKEN THAN THE FAT OF RAMS. FOR REBELLION IS AS THE SIN OF WITCHCRAFT, AND STUBBORNESS IS AS INIQUITY AND IDOLATRY. BECAUSE THOU HAST REJECTED THE WORD OF THE LORD, HE HATH ALSO REJECTED THEE FROM BEING KING. AND SAUL SAID UNTO SAMUEL, I HAVE SINNED: FOR I HAVE TRANSGRESSED THE COMMANDMENT OF THE LORD, AND THY WORDS: BECAUSE I FEARED THE PEOPLE, AND OBEYED THEIR VOICE. (1 Sam.15:16-29). Yea, "understanding" would have instructed King Saul and he would have resisted the wish of the people and would have obeyed God. Another example: Moses was refused entry into the promised land because he did not follow the instruction given to him by the Lord concerning "speaking to the rock" to give water to the people. Instead, he smote the rock. (Num.20:3-12). As we move closer and closer to the HOLY ONE, we will notice that the degree of tolerance of our disobedience will be reduced. Just like when your child is still a baby on your lap, he may "stool" on your garment without any spanking. But if he is now 10 years old and he does such a thing, when he could have run to the toilet by himself, he certainly will be punished. "WISDOM IS THE PRINCIPAL THING; THEREFORE GET WISDOM: AND WITH ALL THY GETTING GET UNDERSTANDING" (Prov.4:7) "THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE: BUT FOOLS DESPISE WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION". (Prov.1:7). Remember, "take fast hold of instruction, let her not go; keep her, for she is thy life." (Prov.4:13). (Are you getting substance out of these rapturing faith series? If so, let me know. If not, feel free to write and ask questions: "for precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little and there a little".) (Isa.28:10).
There is an aspect of "trust" we must get into for rapturing faith! Picture this: Bullets flying all around! Random shooting in the streets! You believe the word of God that "a thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand but it shall not come nigh thee!" Yet you are still scared as you walk in the street? There is an aspect of "trusting God" which we must get into. Yes you believe it; but some times you wonder whether your mistake, yesterday, will make God to disappoint you today? He is more faithful than that! "Trust your God" to fulfill his word! He walks with you, not because you are now perfect; you are only accepted in the Beloved -- through the shed blood of Jesus: "I will set him on high because he has known my name" (Psa.91:14). (The verse does not say -- I will set him on high because he is now perfect and makes no mistakes anymore). "I will set him on high because he has known my name": The name of God has been declared to the believer in "the Lord Jesus Christ", in which we trust. (Jn.17:26; 16:26). The angel who carried me into the whirlpool of galactic transportation told me that he does not need to carry me up. He said I can ride in these transportation systems without his help: I must "trust my God" to carry me. Yea, there is an aspect of "trusting our God" we must get into for translative faith! You see a wall ahead of you which you must walk through to continue? Your spirit must "trust God" to filter you through that wall! It is a trust in the faithfulness of the Almighty God. The following testimony will explain what I am saying: I was in a vision one morning. I saw that I was on top of a tall mountain. There was a little village on the other mountain overthere where I wanted to go, but a very deep valley separated the two mountains. Looking down, the depth of the valley seemed like one mile or two, but the village was only about a hundred meters away. I said to myself: "if I can only walk across like on a bridge, (which there wasn't any), it will be faster than to go down this deep valley and climb up on the other side". Then the voice of the Lord spoke to me from above to go ahead and just walk across in the air. I believed and stepped out and the Lord carried me across, walking in the air. Yea, "thine ears shall hear a word behind thee saying, this is the way, walk ye in it". (Isa.30:21). Will you confidently do what the voice says? When you hear the voice, there must be an aspect of "trusting your God" which you must have, to step out and do as He instructs! In physical life, we get into an elevator and press a button, or into an airplane; we are trusting the engineering system, which is prone to failures, to carry us up. God's system never fails! But, "HE THAT IS FAITHFUL IN THAT WHICH IS LEAST, IS FAITHFUL ALSO IN MUCH". (Lk.16:10). This message is not for everybody! If you don't have the faith to trust God for your healing, you cannot begin to talk about trusting God for translation. Therefore you must learn to trust God for your finances and your physical needs first, before you can have enough strength to trust God for galactic transportation, or for walking through walls, which you have never seen anybody demonstrate except the record about the Lord Jesus walking upon the sea, or when he walked through walls after his ressurrection. He is the same God who will perform it for us! Therefore, "Walk before him and be ye perfect". (to be continued..) NOTE: If you are edified by these literatures, please write and let us hear from you. As the Lord said "AND UNTO YOU THAT HEAR SHALL MORE BE GIVEN" (Mk.4:24b). Bro.Julius Adewumi, Gospel Distribution, . I believe the messages in these "rapturing faith" literatures are unique! If you know of any other ministry instructing on this level, please send their literatures to me: I'll love to learn more from such! Or, if these messages do not mean much to you, you are, perhaps, NOT tuned to the same frequency in the spiritual things of God for "DEEP CALLETH UNTO DEEP" (Psa.42:7). But you can seek the Lord and search the scriptures to see if these things were so. He that seeketh, findeth! Amen!