1. Consider the Hour
The hourglass is a very visual indicator of the passing of time, as well as the time remaining. It is a vivid reminder that time is running out if one is using it as a calculator in a final analysis. Most of Jesus' parables regarding the timing of His second coming and events before and after it were to be synthesized in this way. 1 Thes. 5:1-11 and other Scriptures tell us when that time frame approaches His people who are sons (and daughters) of light should not be sleeping, but alert for their sake, as well as the world's.
For the moment let us examine the world’s perspective in light of Is. 60: 1-5, when the church arises to shine brightly and deep darkness will cover the earth. The world will be watching us because we will be the shining hourglass in that hour. In Song 6:10 the bride is compared to an army, awesome with banners, fair as the moon and clear as the sun. Note that these two celestial bodies that describe the bride are used to tell the time and the seasons as well as light up the earth. When in her proper place the bride should be able to reflect the time and season of the Lord's coming, as well as be the light in this world.
This will only happen if she is living in light of eternity and not in light of the darkness of the world that is falling apart around her. To make it personal and plain, the world must see eternity in you and me now. The testimony of Jesus will be those who have been partakers of the Holy Spirit, tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, and have guarded their hearts by His grace against falling away in that hour (Heb. 6: 4-6). We are to be the “shining hourglass” the world will be watching!
Beware of those who try to induce sleep upon you with sensual religion and forms that just tickle our ears. Beware of those who peddle cheap grace: “grace at all cost”, even the cost of His kingdom, but does not cost us anything. All of these will only portray an illusion of holiness, an imitation of the real thing. The very thing the Lord is coming to destroy.
The Lord has given me three prophecies dealing with this theme:
My children, do not think that the hour has passed for forgiveness. Yet there is still time for My church to repent of being asleep in this hour. Know that she must be awakened first before she can arise in the new light of her arising.
Prayer will awaken her, if not, surely the coming shaking will. Now is the time to pray before the time passes and the “snooze alarm” is eliminated. My church must be positioned before the shaking comes or she will appear impotent and without power to the nations around her like Israel in the days gone by.
Many in the church are asleep in Delilah’s lap of this world as Samson was. The shaking is near when the pillars of this world’s structure will be shaken. Where will My church be; positioned and ready or ready to scramble in the midst of the rubble? Know that the church at large is teetering on the brink of chaos should she not be fully awakened before the shaking begins.
Prov. 24:33 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest;
Prov. 24:34 So shall your poverty come like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.
My people, these are the signs of being spiritually asleep:
- Ears and eyes that are dull to the sin going on around them.
- Calloused to the cries and blowing of the trumpet by the watchmen and My prophets.
- The din of the world’s voices and melodrama has drowned out the voice from the throne of heaven.
- Last of all, My true presence in a consistent way has been substituted by a religious spirit that has anesthetized her from desiring to be in the bridal chambers with her soon coming Groom.
Make no mistake, the awakening is coming for My people to arise and shine. Will it be before or during the time of true shaking? Remember that the visitation of the Lord of heaven and earth will come and will be delayed no longer for the fullness of time is already here. “Consider the hour” for for it is almost upon you, says the Lord.
We are to be the restraining force against the forces of darkness, until we are taken out of the way:
2Th. 2:6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time.
2Th. 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.
Fullness of Time
My people, “ Consider the Hour” for time cannot be bought like things in this world where they are stored up and rust and moths feed on their decay. The hourglass of time cannot be stopped as some think and still live accordingly in My Kingdom. The fullness of time means that all things will be summed up and an account given.
Eph. 1:10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him Not one act will be eliminated. That which is under the blood has truly vanished, yet the reaping affects are often overlooked by assumptions or presumption by many.
You cannot live with truth and light without all things being exposed by them. Know that all will come to the light and be accounted for in the final hour. Now is the time to comb and glean even the corners of your field, so that there is nothing hidden that will be shameful in that day of reckoning, says the Lord.
Elimination of Time
My people, you are not to lose hope in the hour ahead because it is I and I alone who hold the keys of life and death. Do not be concerned about what you shall eat or what you shall drink for I am your true provider.
Remember that it is I who hold the sun, moon and stars in place; and they are a reflection of My glory, are they not? Yet you are more glorious in My eyes and the eyes of the heavenly angels than all of My creation for I have made you in My image.
Do not consider this earthly dwelling as your permanent home for soon all will be burned up and a new heaven and earth will be created for us to dwell in together. Know that My heart awaits that elimination of time and the internal clock welcomes our wedding day.
Know that it is My eternal love for you that has saved you for Myself to be My eternal treasure not just to keep, but also to love and cherish. I have so much to share with you in our eternal future, so much to show you of Myself that has been hidden from you.
I await the unveiling to you of the mysteries of the universe in its vastness beyond the telescopes of this world. Consider it all glory when these brief trials test your faith and love for Me. Guard your heart with all diligence during these times because they can draw eternal hope from your soul that I have placed there.
Remember that this life is truly a mere breath compared to the grand scheme of things I have prepared for those who love Me and have yielded to My purposes. I want you to know that you know the length, breathe, depth and height of My love for you was all displayed on the cross for all to see. (Eph. 3:18) Only darkness blinds the hearts of men from seeing that love in its redemptive form. Only faith and faith alone can pierce that darkness. Whoever believes in his heart and confesses with their lips that I am their Lord and Savior will be saved for eternity, says the Lord.