Teaching

                                   

GROSS DARKNESS

IS COMING

BY J.P. TIMMONS

JULY 15, 2018

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“Arise, shine; for thy light is come,

And the glory of the LORD is risen

Upon thee. For, behold, the darkness

Shall cover the earth, and gross darkness

The people: but the LORD shall arise upon

Thee, and his glory shall e seen upon thee.

And the Gentiles shall come to the light, and

Kings to the brightness of thy rising.”

† Isaiah 60:1-3

 

 

The Lord has been speaking about this for the past week—that this time will soon be upon us now living in this generation. Yet all of the world and most of the Church is not ready for it—they are not prepared! It’s important that you begin to pray and prepare for the beginning of this period of increasing gross darkness which will commence after the presidency of Donald Trump. As the Lord showed me back in June, 2016, Trump would be raised up like Cyrus and a Trumpet of the Lord to proclaim many things and to trumpet the return of the Lord by exposing and rooting out evil. He is also a sign to those who have the Eye of the Eagle to see. The Lord also said that Trump would be like a Josiah and I knew what that meant.

So at this time we should remember the words of inspiration Peter wrote in 2 Peter 3:10-14 and be obedient to them for the Day of the Lord is nigh at hand and the Tribulation Period will soon be upon the Church. NO, the Church is not going to be raptured prior to the 7 year Tribulation period—it’s quite plain in the Word as I’ve preached and written for years so you need to start preparing now.

Now it’s important to understand that there has been darkness on the earth for centuries as there had been for millennia from the creation of Adam until the Great Light, Jesus Christ, was born in 5 B.C. After the death of Jesus on April 3, 33 A.D., He walked the earth in His Spirit body for 40 days instructing the apostles and disciples. Then He sent the Holy Spirit upon the Church on the day of Pentecost and the Church was a bright light for several centuries.

But as the Lord showed us when He moved us to Montana in 1997 and began to reveal the false church that Satan has erected that began during the ministry days of the Apostle Paul (55-60 A.D.), the devil moved quickly to kill the new Church by raising up false churches with his own false five-fold ministers—false apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists. The Lord began to show me what I’d never heard anybody preach—that two-thirds of the New Testament was written to combat the false teaching, false apostles, false prophets, Jezebels, Athaliahs and other religious spirits that Satan and Apollyon were raising up to destroy the true churches. This has continued ‘til this very day. Remember as I’ve preached for years—even though we’re under a New covenant based on better promises, man is still the same—most prophets are false prophets just like in the Old Testament. So Satan, as he began in Paul’s day through his “super apostles,” teachers and prophets, continues to raise up false churches that do not worship the Jesus of the Scriptures—they preach another gospel and another Jesus.

But Satan began to destroy the true Church of Acts and until the time of the reformers he primarily used the Catholic Church to do so as Church history shows. Because most Christians have never read Church history they don’t even know the extent to which the Catholic church kept the English Bible out of the hands of the people. Most Christians think that the King James Bible was the first English translation but there were actually 5 preceding translations, the first by John Wycliffe in 1380 and then William Tyndale who completed the English New Testament in 1525. By this time the printing press had been invented yet the Bible was forbidden in England! Why? Because of the Catholic church which still teaches today what it did back then—that the Pope is superior to the Word and he is to be obeyed over the Word. They wanted to continue to control the people and to do so they had to keep bibles out of the hands of the people.

So you see there was darkness over the earth in those days as well but when the Word of God appeared for the masses of people so that they could read it for themselves instead of having some bishop tell them what he wanted them to hear in Latin, the devil began to lose control of the people and then the Protestant Reformation, which Luther began in 1517, began to explode the darkness. Just as Jesus, the Word, began to outshine the darkness in His day so the wide spread printing of the Bible begin to destroy the darkness in the 16th century.

But the Great Harlot that Satan had raised up as the original false church was not dead—it was merely “wounded.” There was too much money at stake and the people must be controlled to keep the money flowing for “indulgences” and other non-scriptural things this false church was doing. In addition, Satan became active in the daughters of this Great Harlot—the Protestant churches—in order to pervert them just like He had done in the Catholic church (cf. Rev. 17:5). And we see the results of this today in all of the Protestant churches that came out of the reformation—they are scarcely recognizable from when they were founded having abandoned the Word and the Spirit that birthed them . Truly we are in the great falling away that Paul prophesied in 1 Timothy 4:1 and that he wrote about in Thessalonians that would precede the coming of the Antichrist.

If you are a student of the Scriptures—and if you’re not by Jesus’ own definition you are not a disciple—then you know that the Tribulation period, especially the last 3 ½ years, will be a time of great distress. In fact, it will be so bad that Jesus Himself said that if the time were not cut short no flesh would survive. Yes, the Church is not appointed to the wrath of God but she will go through the Tribulation period until the time of the rapture. And if you study the Scriptures it is quite plain when the rapture takes place and it’s not pre-tribulation.

How to Prepare

So you have a few years to prepare for what is coming because it’s going to be unbelievable compared to what you see today and there are some quality decisions of self-sacrifice that you must make like Daniel and his 3 friends did during his time if you want to be prepared.

So in preparing let’s discuss what few in the Church understand today—what drives back the darkness? This is why it’s important to have the Eye of the Eagle and be able to see what is going on spiritually. The Lord spoke to me back in 1980 and said, “Son, the power of the devil will become so strong in the last days that only those who are strong in faith, prayer and the Word will survive.”

We are living in that time yet the world does not know—they have no spiritual discernment so they cannot see occurring what the Lord said to me in October, 1991, when He said that “the Church was not being led by the Holy Spirit but by religious spirits” and that “there are more people in America today in need of deliverance than there are in need of healing.” Remember, that was 28 years ago and we can see it every day now. I just read yesterday of a demonized man who opened fire on patrons at a restaurant in Oklahoma City so we not only see it in our own communities but also read about it in the paper or online. Many of our congressional leaders in America have sold their souls to the devil and are now totally demonized.

Yet the world knows nothing about demon power and 99% of the Church does not either so they are ill prepared to stop the hordes of demonized people and spirits Satan is flooding the earth with.

But let’s talk about you. If you are reading this then I have to believe you are part of the 1% who is not spiritually blind. Remember this important fact from the Word of God in Psalm 91—“I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely He shall deliver me from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence … I will not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day … A thousand shall fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand; but it shall not come nigh me.”

Likewise, because the Bible states in both the Old and New Testaments and the Lord quoted it: “Let every word be established in the mouth of two or three witnesses,” we should always quote and confess at least two scriptures. So for the second, I choose one you all know, Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon that is formed against me shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against me in judgment I will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.”

So as you might have guessed, the way that you prepare to protect yourself from the onslaught of the darkness is through the weapons of warfare given by the Holy Spirit (for all of these refer to Mysterious Secrets of the Dark Kingdom). Remember, “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal” (Eph. 6:12); they are spiritual weapons and you’d better learn how to use them now before the battle becomes fierce.

The primary weapons that you will need to engage and stop the enemy are:

1. The Word of God—the “sword of the Spirit”

This sword is an offensive weapon but it is not the Bible, per se, which is the logos word. No, it is a rhema (Gk. ray ma, from rheo, to speak) or spoken word coming out of your mouth. In other words, as you note from the scriptures above, it is your confession! You must take scriptures like these I wrote above and make them into a prayer that you confess over yourself and your family at least once a day and preferable 3x a day. The Word of God spoken this way will stop the advance of hordes of demons against you and your family.

2. Fasting

Ever wonder why Jesus fasted for 40 days prior to His encounter with Satan prior to the start of His ministry? It’s because the Spirit told Him to! Remember, the Scriptures record that it was the Spirit who “led” Him “into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.” (Mt. 4:1) Jesus talked to me about this period of time in His life back in 1979 as I was reading the bible one night at midnight. In this discussion He emphasized something that I already knew—He said, “Those temptations were real.” There are those who teach that this was not real and because He was the Son of God He could not really be tempted. Not true and Jesus said so. But as the “second Adam” He had to overcome temptations with the root of all of these temptations being obedience to God the Father. Remember, Eve was deceived but Adam willingly disobeyed the Word of the Lord to be with Eve. Jesus had to remain true to the Word and will of the Father or He would be just like Adam—disobedient! Yet it’s obvious from the text that these temptations were so incredible that 40 days of fasting was required in order to keep the flesh of the Man Jesus in submission to the Spirit.

And when you meditate on Matthew 4:3-4 you learn an incredible but so true fact from a hungry Jesus who had just completed 40 days without food—in order for your spirit and the Holy Spirit to maintain control over your flesh you must understand that spiritual bread (the Word) is more important to life than is physical bread. Fasting is not just a sign of humility before God although it is that but it’s much, much more—it strengthens the spirit man. In fact, if you want to become a spiritual giant then you must make periods of time where you fast regularly for 3, 7, 21 or 40 days and during those fasts you spend a lot of time praying in (by) the Spirit. Yet most Christians have never fasted one day. Why? Because they’ve never been taught the importance of it by their pastor yet it’s in the Word.

Finally, regarding fasting let me say this—I know it’s important because of the times it’s mentioned in the New Testament, especially by Jesus in the Gospels. I also know it’s important because of what Jesus said to me when He appeared in 1998 to discuss the gift of Working of Miracles (see website, our beliefs). He gave me 3 steps to receiving a miracle from Him and step #2 was to “Fast it, like Daniel did.” And whenever I’ve reiterated this visitation in churches around the globe I always say that this impressed upon me the importance of fasting because Jesus wouldn’t have included it if it were not important.

3. Prayer—especially intercession

Prayer is one of the greatest weapons that we have, especially praying by the Spirit in other tongues. But as I pointed out in MSDK, there are different kinds or types of prayer—at least 12 mentioned in the Scriptures. Which are you going to use? Without going into a lot of detail here let me just say that the most effective praying that you can do every day to drive back the darkness from your family is to pray by the Spirit of intercession. There are at least 4 levels of intercession (cd message I ministered at our church in Libby 15 years ago) yet few Christians ever enter the first level, again, because they have never been taught.

Evelyn knows more about intercession than I do. God used her mightily among a group of ladies at a church in Arizona over 20 years ago to birth a city-wide revival as well as miracles, signs and wonders. There was a woman in that group named Nettie, she was in her 90s. When I ministered at this church several times I stayed with her. She had just lost her husband back then (1991) and she wanted to join him in Heaven—she had lost her will to live. The Lord told me very specifically that He did not want her to go; He said, “I need her intercession.” So we ministered to her during one powerful service and the Spirit of the Lord came upon her mightily and she fell under the anointing. He dealt with her about not leaving so she once again became quite active in intercession. This group saw many miracles and salvations during the 2-3 hours a week that they met strictly for intercession. Evelyn has given her testimony many times how during one of these meetings she was praying with her eyes shut and all of a sudden she felt hot sand under her feet! She had been carried by the Spirit to Iraq during Operation Desert Storm to preach the gospel to a group of Iraqi soldiers who were as surprised as she was to see her suddenly appear in their midst. The Spirit of the Lord simply told Evelyn, “This is their last night on earth; preach the gospel to them.”

Such is the power of true intercession. Yet very few churches have such groups today who meet for intercession; normally prayer meetings morph into just another day or night of fellowship and snacks. And yes, you can enter into intercession for yourself and your family but I would encourage you, if possible, to form a small group with other Christian friends and meet at least once a week for several hours.

Once the Spirit sees that you are sincere about intercession He will move in and great things will be accomplished—He will work with you to drive back the darkness and lead you into deeper levels of intercession and the Anointing. When you begin these meetings I encourage you to start with a simple prayer to the Holy Spirit for guidance and His anointing and then all begin to pray by the Spirit in tongues. This way, you are starting off praying the perfect will of God. At some point during this process week after week the Spirit will begin to manifest to members of the group in visions and He will guide you in the way to go.

4. The Shield of Faith

When the apostle Paul discusses the weapons of our warfare in Ephesians 6, in verse 16 he gives special place to “the shield of faith.” He writes, “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

As I first wrote in MSDK almost 30 years ago, faith is important for spiritual warfare. Paul equates it to a shield, one of our most important defensive weapons to stop the arrows of the enemy. If you’ve read MSDK then you know that the witches can shoot arrows and darts—spiritual ones—at you. One time my wife was at a prayer meeting and she opened her eyes and saw a fiery dart coming toward her but when it got about 2 feet away it exploded with no effect. She was seeing by the Spirit an attack of the enemy.

In addition, as I wrote earlier and have said many times, the Lord told me that during these last days only those who were strong in faith would survive. So it’s important that you not neglect your “shield of faith.” It can become tattered and torn you know. You must keep it shiny, new and effective by spending time each day meditating in the Word of God because faith “comes by hearing” the Word. Remember, as the apostle James wrote, when you neglect the Word you’re like a man who walks away from the mirror—in time he forgets what his true reflection is—that he is a promises” through Christ Jesus.

Without faith, dear friends, you will doubt the Word of God and this will actually fortify the enemies’ attack upon you. Remember as I always say during every attack and even when preparing for an attack, “What does the Word say?” When you know what the Word says you can speak with the Sword of the Spirit against the attack with a “Thus saith the Lord,” because you know that the Lord Jesus is very jealous of His Word and so He “watches over it to perform it.” (Jer. 1:12) That same creative word that framed the worlds, the universe and everything in them will work for you too if you will speak it against all the attacks and power of the devil. Praise the Lord!

Yes, gross darkness is coming; it's been prophesied over and over in the Scriptures but you can and should be ready for it. I was shocked 4 years ago when the Lord began to speak about the world wide attacks that would soon be coming against Christians by "all nations." I knew that the Lord spoke about this during His time on the earth. But then what He said to me that shocked me was, "The greatest attack against the Bible and Christians is going to come in America." This was in 2014. Nations will begin to ban and burn the Bible again; Christians will be persecuted and martyred on an unprecedented scale. Will you be ready?

Remember, Jesus will be with us to hold our right hand through the massive storm that is on the way.

MARANATHA

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