THE SECOND JUDGMENT THUNDER
July 4, 1999
The seven thunders shall roar, and the lightning bolts of the fire in the mouth of God's witnesses will produce the spirit of burning and will strike the demon powers which rule over unrighteousness institutions.
The Lord our God will raise up mighty warriors of the Spirit who will strike the doorposts of unrighteous institutions with the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony (prophetic proclamation) that will release the spirit of burning (the power of God's cleansing word) and the demon powers over these institutions will be dispersed.
This will take place to release the people who inhabit these places from demonic influence and thereby give them the opportunity to make a decision to serve Jesus. These unrighteous institutions could include churches (which hold to doctrines of demons), governmental institutions, educational institutions, false religious organizations such as the meeting places of Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, Satanists, witches, Masonic temples, etc. I also believe that this may include companies that sell and promote sin such as pornography and other ungodly products.
These mighty warriors that God is raising up in the spirit of Elijah will be anointed for war and will contend earnestly for the faith. Some will be commissioned as intercessors to pull these strongholds down in prayer and some will actually be sent to the physical site with the word of the Lord.
Let us remember that Elijah confronted both governmental institutions (Ahab) and false religion (Jezebel's prophets). John the Baptist, in the spirit of Elijah, did likewise. He confronted Herod's sin and the established religious community that had embraced sin.
It, therefore, stands to reason that the present day Elijahs will do the same that the way of salvation might be prepared for the final harvest prior to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Let us remember that we do not war against
people (flesh and blood) but against Satan's powers. (Ephesians 6:12)
The prophetic word of God spoken will have this effect on the
hearts of people.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Demon powers will be revealed to God's prophets.
Hebrews 4:13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
And, they will go forth in the power of the Most High and set the captives free. The word of God will produce a division between soul and spirit, giving the opportunity to consider the condition of the spirit, and it will bring conviction to the thoughts and intensions of the heart.
Many will be set free and repent and turn from
their wicked ways to serve the living Christ. Those who refuse
the word of the Lord will then come under the spirit of judgment.
The same blood of the Lamb that brought protection to the houses
of God's people in Egypt will bring judgment to the demon spirits
Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down."
Revelation 12:11 "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death."
We read in the Exodus narrative, chapter 12 verse 7, "And they (Israel) shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it."
The striking of the door posts by the blood of the Lamb by way of prophetic proclamation will have a two-fold effect. First, it will break the demonic stronghold over that institution (for a period of time). Secondly, the blood on the doorposts will be offered as protection to those who choose to come to Jesus in obedience.
Exodus 12:13 'Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.'
Egypt represents the world and people who
refuse to come out of the world.
James 4:4 "Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God."
In the Exodus account, Pharaoh represents the demon powers that rule over the people. These powers will be broken for a period of time to give those who are bound by Pharaoh to come out from among them and come to a place of obedience in Christ.
Revelation 18:1 After these things
I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great
authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory.
Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!
Revelation 18:3 "For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury."
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
Revelation 18:5 "For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
Revelation 18:8 "Therefore her plagues will come in one day; death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
Babylon the Great is the great anti-christ
institutions of the world, and Mystery Babylon represents the
false religious institutions of the world as identified in
Revelation 17:1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,
Revelation 17:2 "with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication."
Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Revelation 17:4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.
Revelation 17:5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Revelation 17:6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
The mighty warriors (Elijahs) that the Father
is now raising up will be His two witnesses, the sons and
daughters of the golden oil. (See Zechariah chapter 4) And, when
these servants of God strike the doorposts, their words will be
like unto the flying scroll of Zechariah 5:1-4:
Zechariah 5:1 Then I turned and raised my eyes, and saw there a flying scroll.
Zechariah 5:2 And he said to me, "What do you see?" So I answered, "I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits and its width ten cubits."
Zechariah 5:3 Then he said to me, "This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole earth: 'Every thief shall be expelled,' according to this side of the scroll; and, 'Every perjurer shall be expelled,' according to that side of it."
Zechariah 5:4 "I will send out the curse," says the LORD of hosts; "It shall enter the house of the thief And the house of the one who swears falsely by My name. It shall remain in the midst of his house And consume it, with its timber and stones."
Those who have built a house in the Land of Shinar (Babylon--see Zechariah 5:5-11) and refuse to come out of her will come under the curse of God's judgment.
"Let him who has ears to
hear be forewarned, for I am coming with My great and terrible
sword of judgment. I will come and strike the doorposts of
godless institutions as My servants speak. Demon powers will be
bound, and the cry of My Spirit will be--Come out, My people;
come out from under Satan's rule; come unto Me, and I shall give
you life. But, if you refuse, and if you remain in that house,
you will be consumed with it, with its timber and stones of