The Pinnacle

Journal Entry: 2/8/11 – Dream: The Pinnacle

Mountain in HimalayasRecently in a dream I was removed from where I worked and taken on a journey to a location I did not know. A large truck-like vehicle was before me and I found a seat in the back of the vehicle as three other men joined me on the journey. Once we were all seated, the vehicle began to move along the path before us. I did not recognize the individual driving the vehicle, he just faced forward, never spoke or turned his head from the road ahead.

I felt anxious because I didn’t know where I was being taken or what was going happen to me when I arrived. I didn’t have a hard hat or safety glasses and wondered if I would get reprimanded for arriving without them. The three men traveling along with me seemed to share the same anxiety that I was experiencing, we all sat in silence wondering, waiting…

The driver kept looking forward never speaking to us as he focused on the destination. Miles and miles went by and then the road began to narrow just like the bow of a ship comes to a point. The road was bordered with cut stones to guide the traveler to the center. My breath left me in excitement as I saw the very point where the two sides of the road came together in a point, the Pinnacle.

I jumped out of the vehicle and ran to the pinnacle (def. a pointed extremity), it was in a very high place overlooking the world. Suspended, directly in front of the pinnacle, was what appeared to be a reflection of Heaven framed in billowy white clouds. In awe of the beauty of this place, I slowly turned around surveying the splendor of the world below. I felt just like a mountain climber, who had successfully ascended the summit of Everest taking in the panoramic view for as long as I could; it was so beautiful to be in this place. In some ways I experienced the joy of what Peter felt when Jesus took the three disciple up on the mount of transfiguration.  “Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here.” Mat 17:4

The other three men joined me at the Pinnacle. They wrapped their arms together and wanted me to take their picture. I wanted to video this place but all I had was the cell phone camera. The anxiety we had experienced earlier on the journey had been replaced with exuberance and awe of the wonder of this place.  Then the dream ended as quickly as it had begun, I awoke so refreshed and my heart was filled with encouragement.

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My reflections:

The philosopher Nietzsche wrote, “For happiness, how little suffices for happiness! No matter how my walk may appear to the casual observer or to the harshest critic, it is ultimately my journey to walk and not anyone else’s. There is nothing more important than walking in the joy of the Lord in a real, alive and vibrant relationship with the Master.

When we’re found of the Lord we enter into an exclusive relationship with the Master. It is extremely exclusive as two lovers engaged waiting for the wedding day. He sends us gifts, love letters and whispers in our ear from time to time as He jealously watches over us. No devil can snatch us away.

This is the point and purpose of life; to live before our God in open consciousness, looking, waiting for His words to us and yielding to His will. Submission is everything! It calms our minds and truly puts Him in charge of our lives. When we reach this place, we enter into the arena of His perfect will and perfect journey towards the center thereof. He will guide us along the journey which He has set before we were ever created.

Prior to the dream, I was in a place of gloom due to circumstances beyond my control. In the dream the Lord assured me that the things, which He has promised to me over the years, will come to pass. I believe He showed me this dream to encourage me because of the currently delay which I find myself in right now.  I have learned that not all delays are due my disobedience, failures or short comings. A believer may also experience spiritual delays due to their obedience. In some cases, God is working on others to get them in alignment to His will so He may use them to aid us in our journey.  If you’re experiencing this, pray God will show you the cause of your journey’s delay and if not do a lot of praying in the Spirit. When you find your journey in an extended delay don’t stop petitioning the Heavens until God announces to you that the delay is over. He will eventually!

Bro. Bill



  • Millions Will Perish – End Times

    On a Friday morning a few years ago, I was quietly lying in bed not thinking about a thing, when God opened my spirit, put a scroll inside me, giving me understanding of the parable of the Ten Virgins. Then I heard the Him say, “Millions will perish because of that teaching, the pre-tribulation teaching!”

    The Father had just tied the pre-tribulation doctrine and the parable of the ten virgins together. I rejoiced at hearing His voice but the meaning of what He revealed made my stomach nauseas with the thought of millions of people needlessly perishing. The nausea didn’t lift until noon that same day.

    scrollA similar experience is found in Revelation chapter ten, “So I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he said to me, Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey. I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter. And they said to me, You must prophesy again concerning many peoples and nations and tongues and kings.” Rev 10: 9-11.

    I’ve had this revelation for over four years but only now have I been released to present it to the body of Christ. The delay wasn’t because God didn’t want the body to know, it was because as He said, “They’re not ready to listen!”  I hope you will listen now and consider the heart of God in this matter and draw close to Him and reconsider all that you think you know about Him and His word.

    I release this word to as many people, nations, tongues and kings that will listen, but if not I have fulfilled my obligation to warn and speak out so that they may live.

    What Was the Father Teaching ther Talking About?

    The teaching that the Father said will cause millions to perish is the pre-tribulation doctrine.  The pre-tribulation doctrine has prevented millions from having any urgency to prepare themselves for the challenges ahead with statements like, “We’ll be out here before any real trouble begins and those that don’t believe will be left behind.” “When the church is pulled out of here then all hell will break loose.”  So why should people prepare if the only teaching they have ever heard leads them to believe they will not be here for the tribulation?

    The pre-tribulation teaching removes preparation, urgency and purification from the body of Christ; for Christ will return for His bride that is without spot or blemish.

    He said, “Go {your way,} Daniel, for {these} words are concealed and sealed up until the end time. Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.” Dan. 12:9-10

    This doctrine has become the principal teaching about the return of Christ to the church and the world.  It is propagated by most seminaries, preachers, teachers and it’s on the bookshelves in the Christian book stores. Christian TV ministers declare it to be so with charts and graphics.  Movies are made about it and conferences are held with speakers who support this doctrine as absolute truth and as the revelation of God Word. How could it be incorrect if it is taught by almost everyone from church leadership on down with few exceptions, and I mean few?

    I know many Christians who emphatically believe the pre-tribulation doctrine and love God, serve Him and are extremely consecrated in their lives before God. The parable of the ten virgins isn’t talking about them. They will be alright as I explained in  “The Three Legged Donkey.”

    Parable of the Ten Virgins

    “Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and {began} to sleep. But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet {him.}’ Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ “But the prudent answered, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you {too;} go instead to the dealers and buy {some} for yourselves.’ And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’ “But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.'” Mat. 25:1-12

    What does the flask represent?

    The flask represents the soul. The foolish virgins had not spent intimate time in the presence of the Lord getting to know Him nor did they allow their soul to be consecrated unto God by doing the Word of God. They lived their lives to God in a very impersonal, superficial relationship. They went to church and perhaps worked on staff in the church. Some served on church committee after committee, others were national and international known ministers but didn’t seek God in prayer nor had they established an intimate, personal relationship with God; they promoted their own ministry and live exclusively for themselves and not Christ.

    What does the oil represent?

    oil_of_anointingThe oil represents the anointing and consecration to God.

    “Then you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle {it} on Aaron and on his garments and on his sons and on his sons’ garments with him; so he and his garments shall be consecrated, as well as his sons and his sons’ garments with him. Ex. 29:21 “See How to Grow the Anointing.”

    What does the wick represents?

    The wick represents the flesh nature.

    “Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.” Eph. 2:3

    What do the foolish represent?

    You can substitute godless for foolish and be perfectly accurate in translating the meaning. “The foolish are lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable…holding to a form of godliness but have denied its power.” 2 Tim 3:1-5

    What things did the foolish and wise have in common?

    All ten virgins were invited to the wedding feast.

    All ten virgins had lamps.

    All ten virgins went out to meet the bridegroom.

    All ten virgins experienced delay.

    All ten virgins got drowsy and slept.

    All ten virgins heard the shout, “Behold the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!”

    What distinguishes the foolish from the wise in this parable?

    The foolish virgins took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise brought along a flask filled with oil.  Not taking oil with them made them five virgins foolish.

    “Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them” Mat. 25:2-3

    Why Did the Foolish Not Take Oil With Them?

    Have you ever wondered why the foolish virgins didn’t take any oil with them?

    They didn’t have any oil to take!

    It’s because they had been taught that there would be no delay and so they didn’t need any oil. They were told they were saved, they had their ticket to heaven punched and all they had to do is wait to hear that trumpet sound and they would be taken out of harm’s way in a twinkling of an eye to be with the Lord. Even before any trouble comes, the Bridegroom would come and carry them away leaving poor souls behind. The foolish virgins didn’t spend time learning about the Bridegroom and by not having flasks filled with oil indicates their lack of preparation.

    Delay, What Delay?

    One common theme in this parable is that the foolish and the wise all experienced “delay”. “Now while the Bridegroom was delaying” Mat. 25:5. In other words the Bridegroom didn’t come when the foolish expected Him to return and had made no provision for the delay. The wise virgins on the other hand brought flasks with them showing they were prepared for the delay. Because the foolish have no oil reserve and the delay is long lasting during hard and difficult times, they cry out to the wise virgins for some of their oil. The foolish virgins then realize that they haven’t made themselves ready. The times have become dark and difficult and it’s hard to navigate through all the challenges. The light that is them is going out. Only if they had been taught they needed to prepare for this they would be like the wise virgins (prudent) who were able to withstand the perilous wait and shine brighter than ever. The Bible says, “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Phil. 2:12

    What made the five virgins wise?

    The wise virgins knew the Bridegroom intimately and longed to be with Him. They lived their lives doing whatever it took to be prepared to meet Him regardless of when He came. No matter how long the delay or how difficult the times may be, their souls were filled with fine precious oil they had purchased from the dealer whose name is Holy Spirit.

    Characteristics of the Foolish

    fleshThe foolish virgins are double minded and lack wisdom which comes from God and live life for themselves. A divided-minded Christian can’t receive anything from God and will have things in their lives that just stand out as not being of God.

    “But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, {being} a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.” James 1:6-8

    “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you doubleminded.” James 4:8

    One minute the foolish may be acting Godly and truly mean it, and the next their wrapping someone’s house with toilet paper. You’ll find the foolish quoting scriptures only to be followed by the latest coarse joke or jesting; these are people with no flask of oil in their lives. They aren’t truly consecrated to God and are known to God as “foolish.”

    “For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding. They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know.” Jer. 4:22

    Trimming of the Lamps

    A lamp has a wick and that wick represents our flesh. If the flesh in our life isn’t properly trimmed, the light of God within us will not burn brightly. Left untrimmed it will put out more smoke than light and actually become toxic and hard to be around.

    Do you know people like that?

    MillionsThey’re mostly smoke and toxic to be around.  Smoke represents souls, which are really messed up with a mixture of fine and awful things. The Bible speaks of them as double minded or divided souls that have been polluted by the things of the world.

    “For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.” Gal. 5:17

    Because the foolish couldn’t trim their wicks, it indicates they hadn’t brought their flesh into subjection of Holy Spirit and weren’t submitted to God. They weren’t living disciplined lives before God. What do you look at, what do you read, whatever you listen to can harm you if it isn’t of God.  There are many doors opened by the spirit that is behind TV shows, movies, music, books, etc.  Media always has a spirit behind it of some kind wither good or bad, it’s there. Read Influence

    I know Christians that can quote scriptures and it just falls flat because the anointing isn’t working in their life. Have you been in a prayer meeting when certain people pray and there isn’t an ounce of anointing in their prayer? Have you heard testimonies that fell flat because they weren’t of God but came from a self promoting soul? Now you are beginning to see what a foolish Christian looks like. I’ve seen Christians even in leadership roles that were full of tricks, bad jokes, coarse jesting and the like. One minute they’re telling of how God moved in their meetings and an hour before that they were saran wrapping someone’s car in the church parking lot.  The foolish talk the talk but can’t walk the walk. These things ought not be!

    “Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.” James 3:13

    “For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,” Rom 8:6

    Summary

    As you can see, the foolish virgins perished as well those who weren’t pursuing God with all their spirit soul and body. The foolish (ungodly) fill the church today and it is the foolish that will not be able to weather the storm of the tribulation to come.

    Paul said, “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, {which is} your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Rom. 12:1-2

    “Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin {as} instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members {as} instruments of righteousness to God.” Rom. 6:13

    The call of God to the body of Christ is to make ourselves ready! “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright {and} clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.” Rev. 19:7-8

    “Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Lk. 21:34-36

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    Bro. Bill

    Comment by Reader:

    I wanted to take a moment to share my appreciation for your faith in our Father and his faithfulness to you and your wife through grace and divine inspiration. Reading your personal experiences of the hand-in-hand walk with our Savior and thru the wisdom and understanding of Holy Spirit has truly encouraged me to seek Him with all of my mind, my heart, my soul and my strength. We serve an amazing Creator who desires us to have a very intimate relationship with Him. Your recent “vision” of the Three-Legged Donkey-End Times and Millions Will Perish-End Times has opened my servant heart to receive God’s truth as opposed to steadfastly holding onto the more popular belief of a pre-tribulation rapture. It has encouraged me to grow “deep roots” into our Father and to prepare extra flasks of oil for my lamp should Christ tarry his return. Dressed daily in the full body armor as provisioned in Ephesians, we must be prepared to protect our hearts in these last days and conquer through the power of Holy Spirit and in the grace, peace and love of our beautiful Christ.
    Blessings upon you and your home.
    Robert