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ARE YOU SEEING GOD’S SIGNS?

BY J.P. TIMMONS

March 29, 2020

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“There are no signs for us to see. There is

No longer a prophet. And none of us knows

How long this will last.”

† Psalm 74:9

 

“Learn not the way of the nations, nor be

Dismayed at the signs of the heavens

Because the nations are dismayed at them.”

† Jeremiah 10:2

 

 

About 15 years ago the Lord gave me a message for our church in Montana titled, “The Prophet and the Sign.” It is a principle of God that we need to learn from the Scriptures because God doesn’t change. Most evangelical churches and most of the Church world doesn’t even know anything about this principle. In fact, they don’t even believe that prophets exist today or that Jesus has anointed five offices to minister to His Church—apostle, prophet, pastor, teacher and evangelist. And no, these did not “pass away” sometime in the distant past. Jesus Christ “is the same yesterday, today and forever” as Hebrews 13:8 reminds us so He is still anointing five offices for ministry today to represent the full ministry of Jesus Christ to His body.

 

And Ephesians tells us why this is so—“to train up the saints for the work of the ministry, to build up the body of Christ.” So when we know the devil and how smart he is we readily understand that he has fought God’s government in the Church and the establishment and return of Five-fold ministry to the Church because the true operation of Five-fold not only builds up and trains the Body of Christ for ministry but it also brings unity (Ephesians 4:13) and the devil knows that there is much, much power in unity. Remember, when you ignore a Scripture like it wasn’t even there, then that Scripture will not work for you. So it is intuitively obvious to even the most casual observer that the Church is in rebellion to the Head of the Church because we’ve decided not to structure, govern and operate the Church the way that the first apostles did in the early Church which is how Jesus set up the Church to function. Therefore, as we might expect, the Church today is very weak spiritually.

 

And yet as the Lord showed me back then in another message titled, “Unity at What Price?,” that you cannot have unity in the Body without Five-fold ministry. So most of the Church, probably 95% has been in rebellion to the Lord Jesus for centuries because they do not believe in nor practice Five-fold ministry.

 

So the title of this article, “Are You Seeing God’s Signs?,” in many ways is a rhetorical question as our key text from Psalm 74 indicates because: “There is no longer a prophet. And none of us knows how long this will last.” At least that is what most of the Church believes even among Pentecostals.

 

Now most people reading this are familiar with our ministry at CCI and you know that we’ve been preaching and teaching Five-fold ministry for over 30 years. We recently had a couple from South Africa in our home over the weekend. One of the things that the Lord charged us to do was “to build a learning team.” And this “learning team” has one major goal—what do we need to do to restore the Church to the power and glory seen in the Book of Acts when the Church was birthed by the Blood of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. And, no, Jesus is not satisfied with what He sees in the Church today. It’s not much different than back in 1988 when He gave me The Vision of the Battlefield. The Church is weak because the individual members are weak and the individual members are weak because there is NO Five-fold ministry anointed in most churches today. The Lord is tired of this—His Church being in rebellion because of man-made doctrines and man-made ministers.

 

I’ve preached for years because it’s something that I learned over twenty years ago and it’s a sad, sad fact: the devil controls most churches today, my brother and sister. As I wrote in Another Gospel, it’s a fulfillment of Paul’s prophecy in 1 Timothy 4:1 and 2 Timothy 1:13 and 3:5. The devil controls most churches and he has his own five-fold ministers, his own spirit—which is a religious spirit, and his own “Jesus” who has the same name as our Lord but who is as Paul wrote, “Another Jesus.” And if you haven’t read Another Gospel, then I would encourage you to order a copy today from our online bookstore. Read it through several times and then join our learning team to restore the Church to where the Lord wants it to be.

 

Now the “foundational offices” of the Church from the Five-fold are the apostles and prophets (Ephesians 2:20). You need to understand this fact. But you must also understand something else that I’ve preached and written for 25-30 years—just like in the Old Testament, most prophets are false prophets. And most apostles are false apostles. Most have assumed these offices out of pride or for other reasons but they are not anointed for the office. Remember, you can put any title you want on your business card but you have to consider, dear friends a fact that I preached recently at an African church in California: “God don’t anoint a business card; He anoints people.” And it’s your anointing that makes you what you are spiritually. Your ministry business card may say that you are a prophet but if you're not anointed by God as a prophet then you ain't one! Period!

 

Not everybody is anointed for Five-fold ministry. Some people are anointed for worship or for healing or for miracles. We all have spiritual gifts and the Church needs YOU to know what your spiritual gifting is and how you can develop your spiritual gifts in order to build up the Body of Christ. Very few, if any, churches today allow people to operate in their spiritual gifts during the service. For this reason the churches and thus the Church as a whole is “weak” (1 Cor. 12:12-31).

 

Now I’m not against most “pastors” and others today who preach a partial gospel and are getting people saved. But you have to understand that it’s only the anointing of God by the Spirit that causes anything to take place. Anybody can preach or teach from the Bible, my brother and sister, though most are limited by their lack of knowledge about God so they have a tendency to teach some error. But an anointed Teacher can teach you more about the Bible and the Lord Jesus than 10,000 seminary professors who aren’t anointed by the Lord. So we have to come to the place of understanding the anointing if we want to restore the “foundations” of the Church to the glory Jesus desires (Psalm 11:3). And this is our (my) assignment as a "learning team."

 

Now in the message, “The Prophet and the Sign,” I discussed a principle of God that if we carefully scrutinize the Scriptures we will see throughout both the Old and New Testaments. For the office of prophet, God anoints a man or a woman for that office and, not always, but normally, He gives them a sign. Sometimes, like in the case of Moses, Elijah, Elisha and Jesus, they have more than one sign. 

 

The purpose of the supernatural sign (or signs) is proving the authenticity of the prophet or prophetess. God does this to draw attention to the prophet for one purpose—so that we will hear His word! God is saying, “Look, I sent you this man (or woman) with my anointing and I’m proving it to you by the signs that they are doing (feeding 20,000 people with a few fishes and loaves, raising the dead, walking on water, etc.) that I sent them. Listen to their words!

 

Yet almost invariably people don’t or won’t listen to the words of the prophet. Jeremiah prophesied for about 45 years yet nobody believed him. Even when the Babylonians were at the gates of Jerusalem they did not heed his prophetic words. Such is the nature of mankind, we are stubborn, rebellious creatures that God loves but who won’t listen to Him.

 

But now we are living in the last day. The Lord is returning soon and very soon. Yet most of the world and even the Church today is occupied with this Chinese-made killing virus. I wrote on Facebook back in January when the world wasn’t concerned about it that China was not being truthful about the Coronavirus. Later the Lord showed me a vision of millions of very sick people in hospital beds and at home in China who were dying from this man-made virus constructed for germ warfare. It is a sign that the return of the Lord is near and the 4 Horseman of the Apocalypse will ride. I also wrote back on New Year's Day that this next 10 years from 2020 to 2030 would be filled with terror, judgment, and the Mark of the Beast taking place. I kept hearing the Scripture Jeremiah 6:25 in my spirit: “… terror is on every side.”

 

 

Many of you may be shaken by what is beginning to take place because of this disease and the terrible destruction to the economies of the world countries. Now I’m not writing this to alarm you but to encourage you to see the sign! The world won’t see it though there are always many in the world who though they aren’t believers in Jesus still recognize the HAND OF THE LORD! But we are the Church. We are supposed to be a “light to the world.” We need to speak the truth of the Word of the Lord in love to sighing, crying, dying humanity. Where are they going to hear the truth if not from you?

 

 

But in the Church we should be making ourselves ready for the return of the Lord. The Lord said to me in 1998, “When the Bride is ready, the Bridegroom will appear.” And this is revealed in the Word isn’t it? In Revelation 19:7. Listen closely, we are holding up the return of the Lord! He is ready to come but we must make ourselves ready; the wedding cannot begin until the Bride is “without spot or wrinkle.” As the Lord told my wife many years ago: “I am not going to marry a prostitute!”

 

 

So the coronavirus is a sign for both the world and the Church. It is a sign that the Lamb has been handed the Scroll and He is now opening the seals one by one. Remember, the scroll cannot be opened as long as it is sealed so all of the seals must be removed before the scroll can be opened and make no mistake to believe what you’ve been erroneously taught for centuries—that the Church will be raptured out before all of this. The rapture does not take place until after the sixth seal is removed! That means you had better be prepared—and I mean spiritually, not physically (although the Spirit may have you do some physical things such as gather food, water, etc., or go to a safer location).

 

 

Have you been to the supermarket lately? There’s nothing on the shelves (so they say, I haven’t been but have seen pics people have posted on FB). This is a sign that you should heed and be prepared for what the Lord said to me back in 2014: “The ‘Land of Plenty’ shall have plenty no more!” Famine is one of the things under the third seal so the Church will go through this. What you are seeing now at your local supermarket is a trial run for the not too distant future.

 

 

The “signs” are here; terrible death and destruction is coming upon the earth. God is using this virus to send a message to mankind—put away your idols of money, sex, pleasure, sports, etc. Turn to Me, repent of your sin. I AM the only one who can save you. Get into the Ark of Jesus Christ; call upon the Name of the Lord and you shall be saved. Turn from your wicked ways and turn to Me. I will save you and I will bless you with eternal life and true prosperity.

 

 

I pray that you will heed this message and get it to as many unsaved loved ones as you can and to the churches.

 

MARANATHA!

 

 

 

 SHALOM

  

    

                  

 

Comments

Lekuebari Paul Elijah on 04-01-2020 at 5:32 AM
Here comes a powerful trumpeting wake up call to the body of Christ (including myself and every eternity driven believers) to arise and take up our positions in heralding the gospel of salvation, peace, healing, deliverance and more to the nations. As pertaining to the learning team ;I humbly submit that you let me in. Let His mercies, grace and favor abundantly shower on you and CCI endlessly, Amen.
Esmé Louw on 03-30-2020 at 9:33 AM
Yes this is a warning to get our lives in order. I just pray that everyone will take the time and examine their hearts before the Lord and get right with Him and turn from their wicked ways. If this is not a wake-up call then i wonder what else it will take. God bless you Bro Timmons for the warning.
Esmé Louw on 03-30-2020 at 9:33 AM
Yes this is a warning to get our lives in order. I just pray that everyone will take the time and examine their hearts before the Lord and get right with Him and turn from their wicked ways. If this is not a wake-up call then i wonder what else it will take. God bless you Bro Timmons for the warning.
Seidu Jeremiah on 03-11-2020 at 1:15 PM
Please I'll love to read your book secrets of the dark kingdom. Please can anyone send my the PDF through my email address jeremiahseidu48@gmail.com
Seidu Jeremiah on 03-11-2020 at 1:12 PM
Sir I really love your sermons and it arouses my spirit to learn more from you. Please I will really love to get the chance to read you book, secrets of the dark kingdom. Please can I have the PDF. This is my email address Jeremiahseodu48@gmail.com
Caroline Clay on 01-23-2020 at 1:44 AM
A really insightful article. Thank God for your clear teaching style that removes veils from our hearts.
Oluwafemi.... on 01-22-2020 at 4:41 AM
Thanks so much for being a light sir
Oluwafemi.... on 01-22-2020 at 4:41 AM
Thanks so much for being a light sir
Deborah Frazier on 01-20-2020 at 7:49 PM
Brother T thank you Again for such Pure an much needed revelation from the Holy Spirit.
If people would just listen and do as the Word tells us. As I was reading I thought this perverted Hybrid prosperity is total Rebellion against God and the true Gospel. This is the year of 2020 vision but its spiritual an I pray Ephesian 1:18 over the Body of Christ so that the Will of the Lord will be done. Love and God Bless.
Lekuebari Paul Elijah on 01-13-2020 at 6:38 AM
This article is more than timely and to me directly it is priceless. Many a Christians have lived and died without entering their promised lands or if they do, most never possess their inheritance. What an unbelievable yet painful truth. Many years ago I did declare to myself and those around me that as I answer the call of God ; no friend, wife, children or kinsmen and or of whatever relationship to me can stand on the way to fulfillment. Many years as passed but my faith and commitment are unshakable. Moreover this article and many others have given me profound guidance on my journey. Assuredly someday soon I shall testify and it will be no secret to you. Again my deepest thanks to you and Apst. Evie and all the brethren at CCI. Shalom.
Robert Loh on 01-02-2020 at 4:09 AM
God bless you Rev.JP Timmons! Please have you established Church in
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Jean Stoner on 11-03-2019 at 9:27 AM
God bless you for preaching the truth.
Lekue Paul Elijah on 08-10-2019 at 9:17 AM
I had determined to be a committed Doer as this is the only doorway to reaping the blessings of God. I have since found renewed interest, meaning and deeper insight in the Word as I commenced to read the Bible cover to cover. I have been a believer (baptized year 2000), over 25 years but no pastor, Bishop or Pope has ever told me the importance of reading through the whole Bible. You are God sent to sow the purity of the Word,righteousness and judgment in an ever darkening world . Thanks a million! ,am so blessed.
Dismas on 01-08-2019 at 1:04 PM
Great insight, am blessed.
EMMANUEL MACMAWULI on 01-03-2019 at 11:16 AM
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Lekue Paul Elijah on 11-21-2018 at 5:41 AM
Sir,Am always inspired,incouraged and challenged to step up and give my all to the Lord's business reading your works,I long to buy all your books after I was so blessed reading MSDK,though we'e not met but I have received you as my mentor and father-in-the Lord and am asking for a double portion of your aniontiong. Assuredly I believe we will meet in person someday soon just as He led me to see and buy MSDK in Nigeria though I now reside in South Africa. You remain a light bearer and Apostle of the Endtime Warriors of Christ,Shalom.
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