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A FULL REWARD

Sunday, September 25, 2016, the Year of Our Lord

Pastor Carolyn Sissom

 

This week I had a dream:  I saw a passage of life through which all Christians will walk.  On the journey through this passage, each of us will have to overcome many stumbling blocks, life challenges, temptations, illnesses, relationships, etc.  I saw different people in the church who have entered or will be entering into the realm of their “reward,” “destiny,” “healing,” “ministry gifts and callings,” and/or present “assignments.”

 

Ruth 2:12: “The LORD recompense your work, and a full reward be given you of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to trust.”

 

Psa. 58:11: “A man shall say verily there is a reward for the righteous; verily he is a God that judges in the earth.”

 

2 Peter 1:3: “His divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us to glory and virtue.”

 

All of us collided with the recent season of Jesus’ transmutation of His Church, especially with those who have been apprehended for the present change-order of God.  This deep dealing will continue until Jesus will have Himself a many-membered sickle, a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth with which He will thresh the mountains (Isa. 41:15).

 

For the past sixteen years we have been in intense warfare as the church stands in opposition to the spirit of antichrist.  We are watching this week as our cities continue to be filled with lawlessness. 

 

 Hab. 2:8: “You have ruined many nations; now they will ruin you.  You murderers!  You have filled the countryside with lawlessness and all the cities too.”  TLB

 

2 Pet. 2:13: “And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time.  Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you.”

 

(Rioting is the sport of deception)--- These will also receive their reward.

 

According to my dream, there are those who are coming into their season of reward.  Those who have sown to the Spirit are and will enjoy the blessings of the LORD.

 

In view of my dream, as we approach the season of the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles, it is my hope the season of reward is upon us when the Lord of the harvest will begin to garner, not just individuals, but families, cities and nations.  After the warfare of the past 16-years we hope for an explosion of international evangelism as the Feast of Tabernacles is being fulfilled in and through the Church.

 

This new feast is of the Spirit.  The Kingdom is in the Holy Ghost.  He takes away the first that He might establish the second.  Whenever God does that, He always comes to the Jew first.

 

Rom. 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

 

Rom. 2:28-3:2: “He is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh; But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly, and circumcision of that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter, whose praise is not of men, but of God.  What advantage then has the Jew? Or what profit is there of circumcision?  Much every way: chiefly because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.”

 

A real Jew has had a circumcision of heart.  When God gets ready to move in the earth, He frisks the Body of Christ for those who received the WORD, whose hearts have been opened, and those who love His Word. 

 

John 1:1: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

 

The most precious Gift of all is the Word of God.  When the time came for God to bless the earth with the unspeakable Gift (2 Cor. 9:15), he sent the Word, he sent Himself. 

 

The word for “oracles” in Romans 3:2 is “logion” which means “an utterance of God.” 

 

“Everything God wanted to say to man is in Jesus, the Word.  When he came forth from the bosom of the Father, there was an army of words in His loins.  Unlike other words which are used to speak of an individual expression, Lego refers to a related group or family of words and a team of words that minister together, a company of ordered words, the host of the heavenlies…the many-membered Body of Christ in union with its Head, Jesus, the Word of God!  Each of us is a Word and, tied together in relationships, we form a sentence, then a paragraph, then a page, then a chapter, and ultimately a book…the volume of the Book…the Lamb’s Book of Life.  The opening of that Book is the manifestation of the sons of God, the unveiling of the Son within His Church, God’s epistle read of all men (11 Cor. 3:1-2).  That Book will judge the world (1 Cor. 6:1-4).  That Book, that Body, is the Church.”(K.V. – The Priesthood is Changing).

 

2 Cor. 3:2: “You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men.  Forasmuch as you are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God, not in tables of stone, but in the fleshy tables of the heart.”

 

 When the cloud was ready to move from the Outer Court to the Holy Place, from the Feast of Passover to the Feast of Pentecost, the Holy Ghost began to offer the second feast to those who had known and experienced Jesus the Savior, the Sanctifier and the Healer.  God went to the people to whom He had entrusted His Word.  He went to those among the evangelicals and the holiness movements who had heard the Word in their hearts.  This happened at the turn of the century. 

 

The Lord Jesus always comes to His own.  When he was about to announce there was more than the Feast of Pentecost, he again went to the Jew first.  In the late 1940s and the early 1950s, Jesus spoke to those who had known and experienced Him as the One who baptizes with the Holy Ghost, to those with the truths of Pentecost in their hearts.  In 1948 many “Jews”, the sons, daughters, grandsons, and granddaughters of the pioneers of Pentecost failed to acknowledge or discern anything beyond the first two feasts.

 

The Feast of Trumpets (the voice of the prophets) heralded a clear word of the journey of the camp, calling the holy nation to a new dimension of spiritual warfare in the heavenlies.  Even today many of the sons and daughters in Passover or Pentecost do not receive the Feast of Trumpets.    Trumpets have been sounding with a new sound over the past three years.  The hearing of the Logos of God has required brokenness.    We, the church have been thrust into a new dimension of spiritual warfare in the heavenlies.  The battles rage over nations, denominations, thrones, governments, churches, and kingdoms of the world/kosmos.

 

Hab. 3:6: “He stood, and measured (shook) the earth.  He beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow; His ways are everlasting.” 

 

Hab. 3: 4-6 emphasizes the power of God’s Word, the power of Jesus Christ.  The Firstborn Son came to earth with purpose and the power to fulfill it.  In Hab. 3:6, we see the Lord standing.  The phrase “and measured the earth” is a metaphor of giving victory to Israel in the Old Testament.  The Book of Joshua tells a story of Jehovah defeating the enemy and then meting out the land to the twelve tribes.  He “drove asunder,” or “terrified” heathen nations.  So we see the inheritance measured and gained (Ps. 78:55).  He “scattered,” or “dashed in pieces” the mountains and hills.  There are problems that “loom up” in America that appear to be perpetual.  Will things ever be different?  Mountains that seem to be “everlasting” are about to be swallowed up by the One who is everlasting (Heb. 13:8). 

 

The cloud is moving.  Out of every camp and every stream a glorious, overcoming church is passing into a glorious inheritance.  In my vision of the night, I saw a stream of Christians coming through the passage of life into this glorious reward. 

 

2 Cor. 2;14: “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.”

 

1 Co. 9:18:  For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.  What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.”

 

The only hope for America was born long ago.  That baby boy was Christ the Lord!  Our hope still lives (1 Tim. 1:1).  He was born of the Spirit (Lk. 1:35).  So are we. Selah. 

 

Is. 6:3 “And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory.”

 

Mat. 16:27: “The Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.”

 

Heb. 10:35: “Cast not away your confidence, which has great recompence of reward.”

 

1 Jo. 1:8: “Look to yourselves that we not lose those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.”

 

 

Anyone can complain about how dark it is in America.  Let’s turn on the light.  Throughout the Bible, light represents understanding while darkness speaks of ignorance.  God wants to bring this nation out of darkness and into His marvelous light.  Jesus is the light of the world.

 

The Sermon on the Mount is the Constitution of the Kingdom of God.  One of the laws that governs God’s holy nation is the principle of influence.  King Jesus explained that the Church is salt and light, a witness.  Radical leftist ideologies cannot continue to railroad those who believe in God and decency.  We cannot permit godless men or women to destroy our heritage.  We must leaven America and the world with salt and light. 

 

Carolyn Sissom, Pastor

Eastgate Ministries Church

www.eastgateministries.com

Scripture from K.J.V.

I entered into the labors of Rev. Kelly Varner (1949-2009) – Rest in the Day of Trouble.  Vision, comments and conclusions were given to me and not meant to reflect the views of Rev. Varner.

 
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