For The Lord Our God Is Holy
The Built Up Friendship With The Lord
by Kenneth B Visscher
After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. Revelation 4:1-3
Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Psalms 45:6
The LORD is in His holy temple, The LORD’s throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men. The LORD tests the righteous, But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. Upon the wicked He will rain coals; Fire and brimstone and a burning wind Shall be the portion of their cup. For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright. Psalms 11:4-7
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Isaiah 6:1
Look down from heaven, And see from Your habitation, holy and glorious. Where are Your zeal and Your strength, The yearning of Your heart and Your mercies toward me? Are they restrained? Doubtless You are our Father, Though Abraham was ignorant of us, And Israel does not acknowledge us. You, O LORD, are our Father; Our Redeemer from Everlasting is Your name. O LORD, why have You made us stray from Your ways, And hardened our heart from Your fear? Return for Your servants’ sake, The tribes of Your inheritance. Your holy people have possessed it but a little while; Our adversaries have trodden down Your sanctuary. We have become like those of old, over whom You never ruled, Those who were never called by Your name. Isa 63:15-19
“I watched till thrones were put in place, And the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, Its wheels a burning fire; A fiery stream issued And came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, And the books were opened.“I watched then because of the sound of the pompous words which the horn was speaking; I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame.“As for the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away, yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.“I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him. Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed. Daniel 7:9-14
John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Revelation1:4-8
“Beheld several very large and tall Angels of the Lord, very strong powerful Angels line up the nations in a straight line before the Lord readying them for judgment. The Angels were much larger than the body size of men. They were huge warring Angels and they had power and strength that was for the purpose of bringing war and judgment into whatever purpose was purposed at the time. For this age ending of time they were being used to ready the nations for judgment for the end of this very age and to prepare them for the next age.”
“I beheld the breaking of the new day and the judgments of the Ancient of Days being poured forth upon the world of man and upon the polluted earth. As the nations were being judged by this poured forth judgment I saw the Army of the Lord in glorified bodies. As individual soldiers of this Army and as they that had overcome they were amongst the nations in the position of being peacemakers between the nations and the Lord who was wroth during the time of His corrections. I saw many aggressive beasts and Lions and wild vicious animals attack the people of the nations who were under this outpoured judgment. As they were attacked and torn by the claws and jaws of these beasts the soldiers of the Army would walk over to the beast who attacked a person under the Ancient of Days judgment and the beast would be run through with the sword killing it. Thus the person and nation who was under judgment by the Ancient of Days would not have any interference of the beasts while judgments were being issued to them. This way the nations were able to continue to be judged by God without the interference of beasts.”
“Beheld The Ancient of Days upon the Throne of Glory wearing a wondrous robed garment with an embroidered tapestry upon it. As He did sit upon The Throne of eternity I saw the nations present and extinct come up before Him and each nations and all peoples within that nation did fall upon their faces before the Ancient of Days. Man’s carnal reasoning and thoughts and false attitudes and false sciences were vaporised as they did see the Lord in His glory upon the Throne of His majesty in the full glory of His eternal person. All that was false in mankind vanished when The Ancient of Days was seen.”
“Being then caught up in spirit I saw the Lord upon His Throne in the beauty of His Holiness and in the perfection of beauty. He sat upon the Throne and it was as if I were alone with just the Lord, I was not aware of any other person at the time. He had upon His person a wonderful robe embroidered with many bright things and designs. The Lord then conversed with me over private matters as a friend would speak to a friend. We spoke at length one with another as if I had met an old long time friend and was catching up on the news concerning our lives. As He spoke His voice was as gentle as any other person’s would be and His words conveyed to me great peace and assurance taking fear from me and from my mind the imbalance of indecision on areas of my life. He spoke with me in such a manner at length and it was as if He would have spoken to a patriarch of old, like a long standing friend to a friend.”
“The Ancient of Days did sit upon the Throne of Glory in eternal majesty and in great glory. I saw all the nations before him, both nations alive and nations long since extinct and each person in the nations also was before Him. The Ancient of Days did draw up each one in each nation and each nation as well unto Himself as though each drawing was as a cord of water. So it was that I saw many streams of water being pulled up by the Ancient of Days unto Himself until the waters flowed upwards unto the Lord and He drew all mankind back unto Himself in full restorative power. No one was left out of the drawing. No one was left behind, even from the most ancient of nations or peoples. He drew them all and all returned unto the Lord who had called them all unto Himself.”
“And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.”
There is a false mask upon humanity at this time which must be removed. This mask is a covering up of the base elements of man by sheer distraction. The distraction is the ability man has to make idols out of the common elements of today’s world which includes elements of industry, news making and power. That false mask gives mankind a sense of security in determining their own destiny and because of it the nations move according to human will and not according to the sought out divine directive of the Lord. Now many argue that God is in control of all things and indeed that is true, yet how much more better would it be if God were first acknowledged in the nations as the one key element holding their lives and power in His hands? Instead man has reverted to false sciences and false assumptions based on speculation and money and not on finding their sufficiency in the Lord Himself. Suddenly man’s sufficiency is based upon their ability to fund their own schemes and not to reliance upon the Lord for their daily bread. This rotunda of words from men to bolster their own way and to reveal their own madness of the hour is considered an individual right, not a necessity provided to them by the Lord who gives man life and breath. We have now come full circle in man’s world and belief in the Lord as person who trusts in Jesus is now being mocked and scorned. So it is with that we have met the pinnacle of the Lord’s time for His judgments to thus begin.
Man in resistance to the Lord will always look to the past foundations provided by early fathers being overtaken instead by present uncontrolled circumstances. Many argue that there is an elite band in control of man’s systems but as one who trusts in Christ for salvation I can only see Christ as the one and only control, not some carnal man or group of men. But Christ, in control in such as sense as to shake out of the nation’s a people for His name. His entire purpose was to search the hearts to see who it would be that would follow Him and obey Him and come to compliance with His word and His will. As such the people He found were separated from their fellow man and laid aside as ones who were no longer an integral part of modern society. These whom Christ called unto Himself were set aside as vagabonds in many cases, hiding as it were from the world of man waiting for the Lord to finish His faith in them so that they could be testament to finishing their course of faith. The Lord did first a major shaking in the ancient world, then several minor ones in which He did separate unto Himself the masses of the Christian world in such a way as to explore more in depth the thoughts and motivations of the hearts. There were some within the Christian world that now forsook it being drawn into a deeper walk with the Lord than they had known before. But this drawing unto a deeper walk with the Lord led to a far greater personal cross than they had known before.
The first part of the Christian experience was a bolstering up and shoring up of one another by tight knit fellowships and gatherings encouraging one another and edifying one another and building one another up. But the Lord was still sifting the hearts. He looked deeper into each one who was now professing salvation in Christ and He found certain ones who were still not satisfied with just the nominal Christian gathering. They wanted much more of the Lord and they wanted to know HIM. I remember as a young man the Lord coming to me telling me that I had a calling on my life which would affect many people all over the world. The Lord expressed to me that I would carry a word that was directly from the Throne to His people and that it would be an anointed word which would set many free to walk with God once more upon the highway of holiness. The Lord at that time some 41 years ago told me that I could have all His gifts and power as well. He said I could be as Jesus was, heal the sick, make blind eyes see, be a light to the nations not hidden but known everywhere, that I could even raise some from the dead. He would freely give me this power along with His full favor, blessing and anointing. I would not be limited at all in the power and anointing through my life from the Lord unto even the uttermost parts of the earth. I could have all of it, be just as Jesus was. But then the Lord said to my young ears these words. “Or do you want to know ME?” There I was, a young man having already gone through life threatening things and injuries and already apart from the systems of man and the built up lives of Christianity hearing the Lord tell me of the power I could have with Him in His absolute blessing and anointing but would I rather know HIM? I said to the Lord that I did not want anything but to know HIM.
It is not important that we be seen by men. It is important that we be one with the Lord in the fellowship of His sweet spirit whether through hard things or light things, that we have a relationship WITH HIM. It is the binding of your soul with the soul of Jesus that is the only important thing.
Right after I had said to the Lord that all I wanted was to know Him, all hell broke loose in and around my life. Now remember, the Lord had said that I could have power with God, anointed, holy power, full unmeasured glory of God with unlimited ability in Him to do all miracles signs and wonders. That as a prophet I would be recognized and known by nations all over the earth. There was a bit of a question mark in my mind back then of what the difference would be from knowing Him and, or, having His power. But there was a drawing in my heart which pulled me up from the confines of this world unto Him. However, when I said I wanted to know HIM, and all hell began to break loose, I found that instead of being free of the confines of the world, I was sunk down low into those same confines I wanted to escape! My life immediately became subject to trials of time and weather and work and labor. The things I did not want to have control me controlled me! I had longed to be free of the shackles of this worldly existence, but when I told the Lord it was His person I wanted to know, the world encased me as if I were still alive in a coffin!
Now that seems very strange, wanting to know Him and be in fellowship with Him and the immediate response is being buried in the elements of work and time in the world of man. That was His answer. He set me into obscurity and into reclusiveness. I was not elevated to a miracle worker or present day prophet that men could see, instead I was on the end of a shovel and a hammer and worked in the lowest ditches and foundations of buildings laboring till my hands bled. But that was not all. The Lord seemingly stepped completely aside out of my life it seemed, His presence immediately waned from me and I found myself learning the Ephesians 6 armor of the spirit because all wars internal and external were aimed right at my person. No man was there to tell me how to don the armor or how to wield the sword of faith, I had to learn it on my own! It took prayer and faith to learn it and victories were hard fought and hard won. Then to make matters worse, my own carnal pride and ego raised its ugly head to offend my faith and the struggle of duality in my person became paramount. That pride and that ego was major in many instances to allow my life to be led down the garden path of deception only to fight back in spiritual war to free myself of the clutches of negative spiritual bondages. These wars and this struggle was not for a brief time in my youth, the wars went some 40 years!
It was only until I learned the one factor of life that mattered that I began to know HIM and to be found in Him not having my own righteousness with is of the law, but that which is of the faith of Christ. That one factor was pure complete humility. Humility and brokenness not only in my heart, but in all my circumstances. Like a Monk taking a vow of poverty and celibacy my life was taught by these hard things that the only way to wage effective war and to win and the only way to know the Lord and to be known of Him was to be HUMBLE. Choosing to humble myself the wars were won each time and the Lord was known better and better as time went on. It was like a revelation of the person of Christ to me, He was a HUMBLE SAVIOR.
When you look upon Jesus, you see Him exalted to the right hand of the Father, but He is still humble. He is still the lowly savior, the shepherd of the flock, the one who bears about in His person the labor for us and the grief for us and the pain we bear He shares. He always is there as a humble one, but is that all it takes to know HIM? Is it just that humility? It is nothing more than humility – OVER TIME – that teaches this to us where we KNOW His person. How is it that Jesus could say His sheep know Him and the voice of the stranger they will not follow? When I look at the world of Christendom now they are following every other voice but His! They seem to be enamored with escapism doctrines and doctrines of prosperity and wealth and doctrines that would separate them from any hardness of trial or testing. I do not see the person of the Lord in their fellowships, instead I see people who make sales pitches for their favorite doctrine and base their knowledge of God upon present evil circumstances. The false Jesus which promises them this escape from world reality is the one they follow. The ages to come will reveal the person of the Lord in that perfect humbleness of character which humbleness they have forgotten or never known. How is it that we have come to such horrendous struggle? It is because the Lord has separated A FEW out from amongst all the others to perfect them in the solitary place of confinement! There is NO escaping it for the Overcomer.
Our human tendency is to seek an end to present trials and circumstances and to be one with the Lord in heavenly realms. However, being sought out by the Lord and separated unto Him by His hand carving each Overcomer out of all the systems of Christendom has proven to be MORE TRIALS. The testing only got more severe! Why is that? Because the Lord is burning by the heat of His fire our fallen dross condition, bringing it all to the top so that it all can be scraped off and removed by a stroke of the refiner’s hand. He draws across the top of our lives that rod of correction which removes dross from us, which dross can only be discovered by the heat of trial and testing! Hear now my prophecy concerning this. The time of our testing is quickly drawing to a close! We think it to be otherwise, but it is NOT. Right now the trials are increased, the pressure manifold, the hardships of daily chore and life overwhelming at times. What we wanted in life was denied to us, what we hoped for was not realized. Instead we are in more constraint than ever. So it is that we are set apart in such a difficult place tried as never before, BECAUSE IT IS THE END OF OUR DROSS. The end of that heat of the fire of the Holy Ghost is upon us and the end of it will be the emergence of total peace both inwardly and outwardly. From there the Lord will then turn to judge the world.
Forsake any and all attempts at setting ‘time’ to this working of spirit. My attitude personally is that if the Lord should do this for me now, and my trials end now, and my peace comes now, then so be it, I gladly accept it. However, I am also prepared to go through my life with only the hope of it! To come to the end of my life not seeing it all happen as yet! For me IT MATTERS NOT. What I have is far more valuable than the end of trials, I AM IN FELLOWSHIP WITH THE LORD AS A FRIEND WOULD WALK WITH A FRIEND.
If you attempt to set a time to this you err. The only thing for us now is to know Him in the purging fires and to be found in Him with that pure hope, but better to be ONE with Him in that perfected humility. The person who knows Christ is not moved by the world condition or the heat of their daily existence. They know that Jesus went on this path before them and that after they have traversed the path Jesus will once again follow them after, He will be the beginning of it, and the ending of it. He will always be found faithful to bring us to Himself but in the sifting of the heart and the cleansing of it by the heat of fire the Overcomer WILL GROW TO KNOW HIM AS A FRIEND TO A FRIEND. It is built up over time by humility, heat and fire. And I say to you that there is but a smattering of a few who are in these throes of knowing Him. Be done with setting a time for this to be completed. Instead know Him and know that whether you see an end now or later it matters not because you are knowing HIM and are in fellowship WITH HIM.
- That He has become a friend known by you and in you and around you.
- That you are known as His friend in Him and around Him and through Him.
- In both realms of you and Him are you known and is He known.
So when I look back upon my life, would I have done anything different as pertains to my walk of faith with the Lord? NO. The Lord miraculously joined me with many other hidden ones, I never had to seek any person out, they just found the writings the Lord gave me and found me and began to fellowship with the Lord in that new realm. When I was last before the Lord He said to me that my ministry in prophecy is not based upon what I write or share with His people or the world, but it is based solely upon my relationship with Him. That my relationship with Him is what is drawing many to come to Him to receive of His life and person. My relationship with Him is what matters and the ministry to the body is only a fruit of that friendship. My heart does not consider itself to be advanced or above any other person at all. I only abide with my friend The Ancient of Days and the fruit of it is shared with all else who want it and they are no less in friendship with Him!
To be continued….
Kenneth B Visscher