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The Two Streams

December 15, 2019

Rev 22:1-5, 10-17  (read directly from KJV) 

Rev. 22:10-13 And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.   Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.”  “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

 The River of Christianity began to flow in the earth, on the Day of Pentecost, directly from the Holy Spirit, with Holy Power and Perfect Purity.  As that river has moved across the world, and down through the years, impure streams have fed into it from the world.  Yet the Stream of GOD’s Presence & Word also continues to feed into the River of Christianity.  And one day that River will return to GOD, to become the River of Rev. 22.   

But before that happens GOD is going to purge out every impurity.  And one is bound to ask, “Where in that process are we today?”

THE ROCK OF DIVISION

A time of Separation is beginning, and a mass, like an island, is rising in the middle of the River of Christianity today.  This emerging obstruction is made up of all the lusts, deceptions, and lies of the world that capture and divert people’s lives away from the Truth of GOD’s Word.  It is arising to become the great Rock Of Division, that will split the River into 2 STREAMS.  

The 2 Streams...

The Bible states that before the end of the age a lack of love for the Truth/GOD’s Word will generate a Great Falling Away within the Church. 

2Th. 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first

2Th. 2:10-12 …because they REFUSED TO LOVE THE TRUTH and so be saved.  Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The Great Falling Away will divide The River and appear to create 2 conflicting churches. The Stream on the Right will rise up into the Presence of GOD, and into the River Of Life that birthed it.  But the Stream of the Left will divert out into the wilderness and evaporate into the world.   

The most important sign that the Falling Away is beginning is the rising competition between the authority of scripture and the trends of the world.

The RIGHT Stream will stay with The River because they will experience such an increasing hunger for GOD’s Word and Presence and become solely dependent upon Him.  They’ll experience such strength and comfort from the Presence & Word of GOD, they will lose interest in looking for it anywhere else.  They will turn to The Word for everything, and won’t want to leave His Presence for anything! 

The LEFT Stream will divert from The River because they are losing their appetite for the Word of GOD.  Their increasing diet on the things of the world is killing their faith in the Word.  As they increasingly convert to the Sinful Trends of Society, they’re becoming bored with the Bible, and ashamed of The River they were once a part of.  But the world will love and embrace them.  They will zealously choose the Left Stream as a religious epiphany.

How could such a reversal of faith take place on such a large scale?

2Th. 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first

2Th. 2:9-12 The coming of the lawless one (Antichrist) is by the activity of Satan with all POWER and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they REFUSED TO LOVE THE TRUTH and so be saved.  Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The Digital Age has provided Satan with the ability to package the world in such a sophisticated coordination of Picture and Sound that rivals anything ever imagined. Those who are losing their appetite for GOD’s Word will find the audio-visual presentation of sin nearly impossible to resist.  They’ll starve in the desert, convinced they’re feasting at an oasis.

The ability is already here to capture the entire planet with… 

  • Irresistible Temptations, 
  • Irrefutable Lies, and 
  • Deadly deceptions.  

And do it all in a matter of days.  

The Left Stream isn’t Falling Away from church, they’re falling away from The Faith, and redefining its authority.  But their churches will thrive on the support and favor of the world. Meanwhile, GOD’s people, who stayed in The River, will clearly see the delusions, as they thrive on greater portions of GOD’s Presence and Word.  

GOD will bless those who Love the Truth with MORE.  But those who don’t will lose even what they have.

Mark 4:24-25 (ESV) And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.  For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”

Mark 4:24-25 (NLT)  Then he added, “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—and you will receive even more.  To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them.”

As the The Rock Of Division is rising in the River, push your hunger and thirst into the Word of GOD and prepare for INCREASE!

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