Our church is studying the book of John. Here’s what I believe God gave me while meditating on chapter 1:10-13. It ties in with the stuff on verses 5-9, which was my last post, so if you didn’t see it already, it might be good to read over it real quick before you read this one.
John 1:10-13 He was in the world, and the world was created through Him, yet the world did not recognize Him. He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God.
Here’s what I heard God speaking to me regarding this:
(First, I got a picture or impression in my mind of a huge solidity–like a massive rock being set into place with a great and final sound of permanence. Like something big was happening and could neither be stopped nor undone.)
This is My time; not like the previous time when I came and no one received Me. I was announced, but only My Father’s angels, and a few shepherds they managed to round up, greeted My coming, plus some foreigners (the magi). To My own people I was virtually unheralded. Anna and Simeon alone were looking for Me with understanding. (Luke 2:25-38)
Today, that which is called the church is largely making the opposite of this mistake. When I came as a human child, growing naturally, and implementing the secret kingdom without strength of arms in men’s hearts and souls, they looked for a conqueror in the flesh.
Behold–now I come as the conquering warrior and they are looking for a gradually growing kingdom of peace–a kingdom they must bring in by natural means. No more will I tread only the unseen kingdom of the hearts of men. Yes, the heart is where it begins, but the second stage looms, and that is the birth–the thing out in the open and clear to all. This time there will be no mistake. No one will say, “Was He really the one?,” for all will see–no one can deny–that I AM and that the kingdoms of the earth have now come into My hand.
The church as a whole are so invested in the world today that they don’t want Me to come suddenly. They want Me to come gradually. The Jews wanted Me to come suddenly, but I came with a secret kingdom that has grown gradually. Now the time has matured and The Day is near. Surely I come suddenly, and My hosts with Me. Watch. Be prepared. The time draws near.