Multitudes, Multitudes in the Valley of Decision
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. Joel 3:14-15. (KJV)
In this end-time season God is drawing all men to make a distinct decision in their personal lives—choosing to surrender all for Him, or else continue living a mediocre life. (one or the other) When we choose a total commitment, we enter into a covenant relationship with Him, and the brightness of His Kingdom will be revealed to the depth of our hearts. Otherwise we unknowingly sink in subtle deception—we may continue to worship God, but we loose our spiritual vision.
We are living in the Laodicean church age. Rev 3:14-22.
No sane Christian wants to be identified with the church of Laodicea. Nevertheless, like it or not, we are all categorically part of this church age. The Laodicean church is clearly the final epitome of the great “falling away”, but it is also the church of the “Amen”…..implying the culmination of the church as we know it. Most of us Christians think in terms of being set apart from this degenerate church—when in reality, we cannot escape the fact that we are indeed a part of it. From this point of view, we see an altogether different landscape. The extreme decayed condition of this church then causes one to take an honest inventory of his own life—prompting many to come to the valley of decision:
There is a way out.
Amazingly, God does not give up on this church, but renders some advise that is unparalleled in the history of the church. His advice is in
buying gold of Him that is being tried in the fire. Many are in question in how one pays for this gold…..there is only one way: it will come at the cost of our lives. There is no other way to pay for this precious refined metal, (sanctified life). Included in this package, will be the white raiment that will shield our personal, as well as our historical shame and disgrace, together with the eye salve that gives a vision for the final harvest—concluding all the generations that have gone before us.
To none of the other church’s has He made this statement:
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come into him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” vs 20.
This verse indicates that He will call out of this church a remnant that had been proved, tried, tested, and sanctified. These are the ones who will overcome insurmountable obstacles that has no parallel in the history of the church. This remnant is going forth a into the final harvest that is unprecedented from the pages of history. These are made up of seasoned soldiers who will take down enemy strongholds. Many of these are ancient strongholds that has kept the church in a state of paralysis for many generations. Because of their perseverance in their darkest hours, they carry unprecedented authority to redeem millions by the Blood.
It is the length and the depth of what one overcomes that not only establishes one and enables such victory, but authorizes them as well, to take back from the enemy what had belonged to Christ, in the present, as well as in the past. Many movements in recent times, have come and gone—not having the stability nor the authority for such deliverance. (God is waiting on the last, who will become first)
This army carry’s no banner….it is unheralded, unnamed, and largely unknown.
These come out of the church of Laodicea, and continue to storm the heavens in behalf of the nations. Redemption is their one desperate cry, nothing will stop them towards this goal—whether in life or death. In the end, their reward will be unprecedented:
“To him that overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on my throne, even as I overcame, and am set down with my Father in His throne.” vs 21.
It is my intention to investigate the “catching away” of the bride in my next article. Thessalonians 4:13-18. Many are not prepared for this event, (due to much confusion surrounding this message)
The bride who is a virgin….is ready, on guard, prepared–bearing the testimony of Jesus. Revelation 19:6-10.