Summary of Sermon preached on Sunday, January 24, 2021
Introduction: Summary of Sermon preached on Sunday, January 24, 2021
This sermon talks about the former rain (teaching rain) and the latter rain (harvest rain) which will bring the full word of God and power to give us rapturing faith. We will do the works that the Lord Jesus did and even greater works as He has promised. Just before the rapture, the dead in Christ shall rise first. We will be caught up in a dimension with them as we will be going up with them.
Summary of Sermon preached on Sunday, January 24, 2021
We listened to a sermon titled “Voice – Double Portion”, CD # 1079, preached by Brother Neal Frisby on 11/20/85 (PM).
In the sermon, Brother Frisby said:
The time of midnight cry will wake up the slumbering Saints.
We are yet to see real united children of God throughout the whole earth. This will be a revival to unite the children of God like the Book of Acts. This is not an impossible job for the Holy Spirit.
We are on the brink of restoration.
The future is partly working now in what the Lord is already doing.
You are partly entering the future.
You are entering the final work of God. We are heading into God’s revival.
The 7 Thunder lightnings will lead to a spiritual flood.
The Lord Jesus said on this rock I will build my church. Matthew 16: 18: “……. and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” It is settled that the Lord will build His church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Jesus is the Author and Finisher of His work.
Look for a great stirring upon God’s people at this end of time.
A voice, a double portion, will come upon His children.
At this end of time, we should expect convulsions of nature on earth and in the heavens, volcanoes erupting, earthquakes and tornadoes as a warning from
God to the nations. It is to alert the people to His soon coming.
Isaiah 43: 19: “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”
This will be a strange work from the Lord; it will be a new thing.
We will have a great outpouring in the midst of apostacy, when things are dry, when lukewarm condition will be prevailing. A spiritual deluge will come from the Lord.
Joel 2: 23: “Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.”
Joel 2: 25: “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.”
The former rain and the latter rain to be given in the same month, in the same generation.
The day of the Lord is at hand.
What the Lord did in the Old Testament, we will also see Him do it in our days.
The former rain is a teaching rain to reveal the truths of the Bible. It is a preparation rain. It is to bring the power, gifts, wisdom and knowledge back to the children of the Lord. It is to restore the manifold teachings of the Lord, all the truths, who Jesus is, to restore the doctrines of the Bible, to bring out how great God is.
The 7 lightnings lead to the 7 Thunders which wake up the dead in Christ.
The teaching rain becomes the revelatory rain – the latter rain.
The teaching rain now doubles up to the latter rain in one season.
The latter rain becomes more potent than the former rain.
The Lord will translate His church.
The latter rain: the root word is eloquence. It means luxurious, quality, richness, the best that there is; it is oratory; you sit in heavenly places; you feel confident in the Lord. You have a richness of His grace; you have the luxurious Spirit of the Lord; money cannot buy what you receive from the Lord; it is inspirational; it is uplifting; it is revelatory. You have heavenly confidence.
The King cometh; the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The real living witness is among His people. We have manifested glory among us. There is heavenly glory among His children.
Each gift will take on the richness of His power.
Matthew 13: 30: “Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
We will be princely people of the Lord. We will be the Queen of the Lord Jesus.
The King cometh to the Queen.
We will have nobility of the Spirit; the Spirit to finish preparing us for the translation.
God gives a new thing in the latter rain that will put a Capstone on the restoration of the Saints.
It will be a quickening power.
We will have 7 lightning powers of the Lord among us.
Haggai 2: 9: “The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.”
We will see the glory of the Lord.
Joel 2: 28 – 30: “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.”
The Lord will pour out His spirit upon all flesh. It will be a quick, powerful revival; we will have visions of rapture. It will lead into the translation.
I started the sermon by reading from the Sermon Book – “THE SPIRITUAL VEIL OPENS”, preached by Brother Neal Frisby.
From Page 20: And I was taken with the Lord and the Lord showed me His secrets and no wonder Paul was utterly dumbfounded, and to dumbfound a man like him is tremendous. He was dazed from his trip into heaven, dazed at the almighty things that He showed him, and said – neither has it entered into the heart of man the things that He hath prepared for him.
From Page 29: No one knows what’s behind the screen of this huge solar system and what goes beyond and beyond, and beyond, – it said it never stops. And this one here is millions and millions of light years out in space and it would take thousands of years just to reach the first little star – in our own galaxy with our own planets and the sun and the moon is in one galaxy – then there’s another galaxy, another sun and another galaxy and another galaxy and it goes on and on and on and breaks up in spinning lights, way on out in the magnitudes! Past Nebula, Orion, going on out in among them now past Mazzaroth – God’s wheels, God’s ordinances and powers – set in motion, Orion and the seven stars! And the Almighty walks through that grand universe and galaxies, like you would take a stroll downtown – He’s great! And there are billions and billions and billions of miles across there and yet it’s on the inside of His spiritual body!
Come ye now, saith the Lord, how great are ye? Ho, ho, ho, ho, – Who art thou? Even as Paul said, Oh, man – as he witnessed the vastness, saith the Lord! Yea, he saw the splendor of the Most High – and behold, I showed him many things! Why did he have such confidence and power, when he cried, I am more than a conqueror? “For he had seen worlds beyond worlds even as he wrote, – worlds unknown! – Paul the Apostle wrote it, in the Bible, in the Scriptures as it was written! God, His magnitude – incredible! “Behold, saith the Lord, if ye shall not believe Me – ask the scientists now how deep is the beyond, and they shall tell thee, let alone I, Myself, for I have revealed even that much to them! But beyond the veil of time and beyond the greatness and the magnitude of the light channels, thou shalt not comprehend in this world!
In the sermon, I said:
The Lord showed Brother Frisby what He showed Apostle Paul about two thousand years ago. The Lord showed Paul the vastness of the universe and that was why he could write that he was more than a conqueror. Romans 8: 37: “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
The Lord showed Apostle Paul worlds beyond worlds and that was why he could write that the Lord has many worlds. Hebrews 11: 3: “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
The Lord does not have to tell you what He showed Paul before he wrote Romans 8: 1-2: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” It is for you to believe the word of God.
The Lord does not have to tell you what He showed Paul before he wrote Galatians 2: 20: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” It is for you to believe the word of God.
The Lord does not have to tell you what He showed Paul before he wrote Colossians 3: 2 – 4: “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” It is for you to believe the word of God.
The Lord does not have to tell you what He showed Paul before he wrote Ephesians 1: 13 – 14: “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” It is for you to believe the word of God.
The Lord Jesus, the Most High God, said in John 11: 25-26: “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” You want to have this statement settled in your soul.
The following are examples of a deeper understanding of the Scriptures that show that in this latter rain, God’s words become more revelatory; we have more richness to understanding His word.
I read Genesis 2: 7: “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
Here is the revelation of this Scripture in Scroll # 43:
THE ELECT SPIRITS WHICH WERE PART OF GOD, BEFORE THE ELECT BODY WAS CREATED – The real you (the spiritual part) was with God before it was appointed a body upon the earth through seed. There is a fleshly seed and a spiritual seed which was united! The real eternal spirit which God gives His saints had no beginning and has no end and is like unto God! That is why after death our body is changed into the inner immortal spirit, that is why it is called eternal life, it always was and always will be with God! And He breathed it into each of us (Gen. 2: 7) “Behold saith the Lord do ye not know this Scripture? Ye were with Me when the Morning Stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy!” (Job 38: 6,7). Our flesh body came upon earth by birth uniting with His spirit which was always with Him! And when we repent (salvation) we keep this spirit in order to always live with Him!! Read (Isa. 1:9 – Eph. 1:4) (Satan’s seed is a group, also the Lord has created a place for them.)
THE BODY, SOUL AND SPIRIT – (When the spirit leaves the body, the soul and spirit become one) The body carries the soul and the eternal spirit (Gift of deity) ignites the soul body with life, and it becomes a “living personality” of the spirit! The body (flesh) often warring against “the spirit soul” which is the real you! The elect body will be changed uniting soul and spirit together, (becoming Glorified) Then all three stages of body, soul and spirit blend as “one” The same as the Father, Son and Holy Ghost united together as “One” (marvelous!) (Read – I Cor. 15: 40-44). (The soul is the personality connected to The Spirit)
I continued with the sermon:
Genesis 2: 7 states the Lord formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul. Man is made of body, soul and spirit. It means your spirit, for the true children of God, came from God because He breathed it into you.
In this Scroll # 43, the Lord now reveals the same thing – that the elect spirits were part of God. It states: “Our flesh body came upon earth by birth uniting with His spirit which was always with Him!”. It means the spirit of God was in you from day 1 when your mother gave birth to you.
It further states: “And when we repent (salvation) we keep this spirit in order to always live with Him!!” You might not have come to salvation until you were 20 or 25 years old, but you have always had the eternal spirit of God from the day you were born on this earth. All you simply did when you came to salvation was to keep this same eternal spirit of God that you always had.
It states: “The real eternal spirit which God gives His saints had no beginning and has no end and is like unto God! That is why after death our body is changed into the inner immortal spirit, that is why it is called eternal life, it always was and always will be with God! And He breathed it into each of us (Gen. 2: 7)”
As the Scroll states, “Satan’s seed is a group, also the Lord has created a place for them.”
Another example of a Scripture that shows the Lord has brought a deeper understanding is John 20: 30: “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book”. In this Scripture, John is stating that there were many other signs that the Lord Jesus did in the presence of his disciples that he did not write.
In the sermon “Signs Not Written” (# 1046), Brother Frisby explained what other signs the Lord could have done in the presence of his disciples. He mentioned that the Lord might have repeated before all of the disciples what transpired during the transfiguration, when He changed into his eternal glory. He was earlier transfigured, but He did that only before three of His disciples.
Mark 9: 2 – 4 states: “And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.”
The Lord now showed all of the disciples the same thing – they saw Him in His eternal glory. This was not just a man standing before them; this was the eternal God.
One more example of a Scripture that shows the Lord has brought a deeper understanding is John 21: 25: “And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.”
In this Scripture, John is stating that there were many other things which the Lord Jesus did that if every one of them were to be written, this whole world would not contain the books that should be written.
Again, in the sermon “Signs Not Written” (# 1046), Brother Frisby explained what other things the Lord Jesus did that the whole world could not contain the books if each of those things were to be written. He mentioned that this was because the Lord showed the disciples visions to let them know that he has been creating from eternity. If you were to write about all of the stars, galaxies and universes and trillions of other types of creations the Lord Jesus has been creating from the beginning of time, you will need more than this whole world to contain all of the books that would be written. The Lord Jesus is the eternal One.
This revelation explains why John, after the resurrection, could state in the very first chapter of the book of John that the Lord Jesus is the Creator. John 1: 3 states: “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” Verse 10 states: “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.”
I read from Scroll # 40:
THE FORMER AND LATTER RAIN – THE HARVEST RAIN SHALL FALL LIKE DROPS OF FIRE! (JOEL 2: 23) We have been in the noted part of the “former rain” since about 1946-47 in connection with the Salvation and Healing Revivals, known as the “teaching rain” Which planted different seeds, the wise, the foolish and the world together as it were! The latter rain of rapturing faith is next called the “harvest rain” this will bring His full Word and Power, creative Miracles, visions, raising of the dead, etc. This is associated or in conjuction with the 7th Seal (Rev. 8: 1 – Rev. 10: 4) and the 7 Thunders outpouring (God’s eye of fire and revelation power). This deluge of the spirit will separate the Bride seed from the other seeds planted, giving translative faith to the Elect, at the same time bringing judgment on the world! During the last revival “Former Rain”, seeds were planted, now suddenly Jesus is going to ripen it (bring them to a head) sunning it with His anointed faith. Separating them from the foolish and world calling His Elect unto Himself! I saw it like this, in farming the first rains that come slowly prepares the crop – “The former rain” – Then just at harvest time the last rain appears and ripens the crop quickly, called last or latter rain! Next the wheat is separated from the Chaff (brought in) this is like unto God’s kingdom! The Latter Rain starts just about the time the organizations will unite directly or indirectly. Simultaneously Jesus will visit His Elect in the most powerful way, this occurs right before the mark 666 is instigated, (the Elect escape it) But all the church Councils unite suddenly so the foolish can’t get the “oil” (Matt. 25: 8) They keep her away from this until the Tribulation starts, then the foolish virgins see their mistake. Satan is cunning and well knows just about the time the “final latter Harvest Rain” starts. At that moment satan will cause the dead churches to unite “away” not mixing in it. Amen! But the wise stay with God! Lot (foolish) went right in, but not Abraham (Gen. 13: 12-14)
In the sermon I said:
This Scroll # 40 repeats part of today’s sermon in the CD – “Voice – Double Portion” (# 1079). The former rain is the “teaching rain”. The Lord used Brother William Branham greatly in the former rain revival. The latter rain is the “harvest rain” which brings the rapturing faith – the faith that the Lord God will give to His elect children throughout the whole world that will make it possible for them to be translated. This latter rain will bring “His full Word and Power”.
I read from Scroll # 45:
THE RAINBOW EYE OF FIRE – Just before the rapture the Bride will receive the 7 revelation anointings of God! It will be the Royal anointing from her King (Jesus) Rev. 4: 5 The 7 lamps of fire will give her immense light for the Bride will even glow! The 7 spirits combined will be on the Bride like a “rainbow eye of fire”, (revelation wisdom) They receive all this for rapturing faith, and the false church receives the 7 last combined plagues for destruction! (Rev. 15: 1) The Head (Christ) will soon unite with His body (The Elect) It will be a “supernatural miracle body” working signs and wonders! The Head (Christ) will tell the body when to move and what to do. The Head is the Word of God to the Body (The Elect) and they speak only His Word! All of God’s power was poured into Christ, and all of Christ power will be poured into the Elect. (St. John 14: 12) They will be in His very image even united as One, so close together that the body can not deny the head. (The Bride and spirit become one) When the head gets together completely with the body the rainbow anointing will break forth in 7 revelation spirits of wisdom and power! Remember Joseph’s colorful coat saith the Lord (Gen. 37: 3)
I continued with the sermon:
This Scroll is stating that “Just before the rapture the Bride will receive the 7 revelation anointings of God! It will be the Royal anointing from her King (Jesus) Rev. 4: 5 The 7 lamps of fire will give her immense light for the Bride will even glow!” We are to expect a tremendous amount of power from the Lord Jesus just before the rapture, for we shall even glow in His anointing.
This will be a royal anointing from the Lord God Himself to us. We will receive all of this power “for rapturing faith”.
It states: “All of God’s power was poured into Christ, and all of Christ power will be poured into the Elect.” John 14: 12 states we will do the works that the Lord Jesus did and even greater works than He did. We will be a “supernatural miracle body” and we will work signs and wonders! We will see miracles and wonders as they saw in the Book of Acts. All of these acts of God we will see just before the rapture.
You may say to yourself “I have never prayed for the sick before.” You do not need to have any worry. Just put your confidence in the Lord that He will perform what He has promised. The Lord Jesus will lead your life daily, including when to fast. Romans 8: 14 states: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
I read from Scroll # 48:
Scroll # 48:
WHAT ELSE WILL GOD DO IN THE SEVEN THUNDERS AT THE END? – (Rev. 10: 3 reads He cried with a loud voice. Loud voice is connected with translation and raising of the dead (1 Thess. 4: 16 (read all of this before you form an opinion.) Will some noted prophets or saints return and minister again, appearing in foreign fields about 30 or 40 days before the Rapture for a quick short work? He said He would do a work that no one would believe though it was declared unto them. After Jesus died He returned and ministered to the elect about 50 days before He ascended, also some saints were resurrected and ministered to The Elect (Matt. 27: 50-53) God is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb. 13: 8) Behold I change not! The elect believed it, but the world did not believe it then. Before He returns great things will happen again. Jesus will give the elect the same witness that He gave the early church. If a person can not believe this is for us then how can he believe what happened then to the early church? Jesus said greater things then these shall ye see (St. John 14: 12) Though one come back from the dead the world will not believe, but the elect who hear or see it will. The elect will sort of be caught up in a dimension with those, because they leave with them. Those are a fore type of what blends into the two witnesses. (Rev. 11: 8-12)
In the sermon I said:
Matthew 27: 52 -53 : “And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.”
1 Thessalonians 4: 16-18: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” This Scripture tells us that “the dead in Christ shall rise first”.
We are to expect all of those who died in the Lord to rise from the dead, just before the translation, and to be in our midst, just like the Saints who rose from the dead, after the Lord Jesus was resurrected, “appeared unto many.”
We will see the resurrected Saints for they will be in our midst. We will “be caught up in a dimension with” them because we are going to be leaving with them. We will leave “with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
I read another part of Scroll # 48:
GOD’S SUPERNATURAL WHEELS OF FIRE AND TIME – The celestial wheels of God will be in the midst of His Church! Ezekiel was actually walking in 3 worlds or dimensions at once! Read first few chapters of (Ezek.) and chapter 10) He was standing in three different spheres of revelation! He was in the heavenly dimension, he was in his present age and he was seeing things of our future age. It was called a “Wheel within a wheel” working in 3 different time zones or spheres at once! Incredible! The elect will also soon be in several dimensions at once, heavenly spheres and earthly spheres, etc. Reaching into deep revelative wisdom! Just before the rapture they will be actually walking in the spirit, seeing visions, angels and the Lord! The elect will be transformed into God’s wheel within a wheel of revelation! God’s celestial wheels represent wisdom and knowledge, time zones and the future! (Cherubims are also connected to the mercy seat and judgment. Wheels and God’s glory work together! The Cherubim wheels can leap back and forth through heavenly dimensions! The elect is about to enter the dynamic heavenly spheres of God! Aluminating and incredible age is coming.
I continued with the sermon:
Just before the rapture, we will be “walking in the spirit, seeing visions, angels and the Lord! The elect will be transformed into God’s wheel within a wheel of revelation!”
If the Lord were to call you before the translation, blessed are you for you are now resting from your works and you are with the Lord in the third heaven (2 Corinthians 12: 1 – 4).
If the Lord were to keep you alive till the time of the translation, blessed are you for you will partake in the 7-fold anointing of the Lord that will give you translative faith. You will do the works that the Lord Jesus did and even greater works, and you will see the Book of Acts come alive again. You will see the dead in Christ rise up and you will be caught up in a dimension with them for we shall all go up together to meet the Lord in the air.
1 Thessalonians 5: 4 – 5: “But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.”
When we start to see visions, when we start to see angels, when we start to see the Lord Jesus and we when we start to see the Saints that have arisen from the dead, we will know for certain that the coming of the Lord is at hand. It will not overtake us unawares.
Josephus Oluwatoyin Thomas