Thursday 30 January 2014

TEF14 - Judgment in Heaven by Daniel Yordy

Judgment is the vanguard of mercy. Judgment goes before to prepare the way that mercy might follow. Judgment and the Curse are two very different things. Judgment is the first part of God come to us; the curse is contrary to God's will. Death is the consequence of separation from God, of rebellion. Judgment is the bucket of ice water dumped over one's head to wake that person up to the reality of the curse and thus to seize hold of mercy.
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© Daniel Yordy 2013

To understand judgment, we must define two other things: consequence and mercy. Just as jumping off a high building results in the certain consequence of death because of the law of gravity, so eating of knowledge results in the certain consequence of death because of the law of life. Separation from the source of life in the imagination of the mind, human perception, can result in nothing other than death. Death is consequence, not punishment.

Yet God, moving out from Love, would have mercy. But mercy is easier said than done. It is easy for God to extend mercy; it is difficult for the cursed to receive it. God never forces Himself upon anyone; life remains by invitation only.

Here is a man plummeting to his death because he has severed himself from life. The hand of God extends mercy to that man, but he prefers separation regardless of the death. He neither likes nor trusts God.

The consequence is certain – death. You see, the only other option is life, and life is God, and God cannot force Himself upon anyone. All of this is taking place in the man's perception, his view of reality. The man exists only in God; he has already been reconciled to God, his sins already purged. But he will not know it is so, and God cannot force.

So, what is God to do? Just let people die because they will not regard His mercy?

Enter judgment.

Judgment is the vanguard of mercy. Judgment goes before to prepare the way that mercy might follow.

Judgment and the Curse are two very different things. Judgment is the first part of God come to us; the curse is contrary to God's will. Death is the consequence of separation from God, of rebellion. Judgment is the bucket of ice water dumped over one's head to wake that person up to the reality of the curse and thus to seize hold of mercy.

From the human point of view, judgment and curse look the same; they are not. The problem is that people blame God for both. Yes, God is responsible for the judgment; it is His mercy, Himself. But God has nothing to do with the curse, even though He spoke it. The curse is entirely of man's own hand.

Now, a man can see judgment as curse and, in the end, merge it together with the curse in accusation against God out from death. Those who end in death see everything of life as the curse, including all the judgment occurring because mercy is at hand. Those who end in life see everything of life as blessing, including all the judgment sent to birth that blessing.

The curse, in all of its forms, including death, is not the desire of God; it is the certain consequence of living as a self separate from God in the imagination of the mind.

Judgment, whatever it looks like, is the holy desire of God extending mercy.

Those who say, “God is love; He won't send judgment to anyone,” are saying that God will simply let people die and make no effort to save them. That is a strange kind of love.

A wonderful example of the extreme value of judgment in a man's life is the movie, “It's a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart. If you have seen it, you'll know what I mean; if you haven't, it's one of the great classic movies, well worth watching.

A man has everything a man could want in life, but he does not know the value of what he has. Then he loses it all (judgment). Out of his loss, he chooses suicide (curse – death), but the mercy that sent the judgment is already working. Thus he is shown the reality of his life until he repents of his desire for death and embraces life and mercy.

There is curse and there is judgment. They may look similar, but they are utterly opposed. Curse is the enemy of God; judgment is the first parts of God in mercy entering into a man's life.

Consider a man, arrogant, proud, boastful, filled with the conceit of self. What will save him from death? Facing the certain inevitability of death – consequence – will such a man reach for mercy? Not even! And so, out from the mercy of God comes judgment. Judgment strips him of his fortune, humiliates him before his friends, causes him to be the loser he really is. There, at the very bottom, he experiences a moment of honesty, the first such moment in his life. In that moment of honesty, he sees mercy for what it is and grabs for mercy with all of his heart. Such a man will bless judgment forever.

But judgment is always and only for a specific purpose; judgment is not God's first choice. As God's full will is revealed, we will all be as blessed with abundance as Abraham.

The Bible is filled with judgment verses and it is filled with blessing verses. Though part of God, the judgment verses are there ONLY to allow the way for blessing to come. But teachers of the word tend to pick a handful of verses they like, verses that fit their own bent. Those who have a bent towards the blessing verses teach blessing and ignore judgment. Those who have a bent towards the judgment verses teach judgment and preach against blessing.

Pastor Joel is one who has a bent towards the blessing verses. He teaches what God says; every blessing verse is there in the Bible. But Pastor Joel also brings into view a consideration of judgment. Yet that judgment is always only a servant of blessing. Judgment finds its meaning and place only inside of blessing.

In contrast, those who have a bent towards the judgment verses do not just ignore blessing; rather, they speak against it. Thus blessing remains in their minds as an enemy of the work of God in a man's life. This perversion is a misuse of Scripture; it gives, in fact, a sense of superiority, a stroking of religious ego.

God is all about blessing and abundance; sometimes He sends judgment to pave the way for His abundance. We never remain in judgment nor exalt it as a fetish. Rather, we allow judgment to release God's blessing into our lives. In so doing, we abandon ourselves into all that God is, both abundance and peace.

As sons of God at this time, we go forward seeing clearly the extreme difference between judgment and curse. Yet the people who so desperately need the mercy coming as judgment, to them both judgment and curse look identical, and they will curse God for both. Yet curse is their own doing, and judgment is God's love in them.

Without judgment there can be no mercy.

Forgiveness of sins is terrible. A man must see his sin as it is in order to know forgiveness. There is nothing more terrible to face. The very act of forgiveness is judgment.

To say, “Oh, it's okay, raping that little girl was no big deal. God just forgives everybody,” is to be far away from God. If a rapist buys into that lie, nothing can save him from the curse. In complete contrast, the forgiveness of God comes first as judgment; the man sees the full horror of his sin and is broken by that horror. Then, out of his brokenness, he sees the mercy of God extended to him. That is forgiveness; it is terrible.

And if God “just forgave everybody” in that way, what would God Himself say to the little girl. “It was no big deal, after all”? For God to say such a thing, or even to hold such a reality, would make God as evil as the rapist.

God requires justice.

God's justice first sends judgment to make mercy possible. If judgment does not win a man's heart, then God withdraws that judgment and the full consequence of sin must now take its course. But God's will was the mercy behind the judgment, never the consequence – death.

And the rapist who found mercy in the terror of judgment? I am convinced that in the ages to come, out of that forgiveness, out of the Blood of the Lamb, out of the rivers of living water flowing out of his belly, he will return to that girl double of what he ever took from her.

God is just.

Some will need many ages of time to meet the requirements of God's justice.

Being a son of God does not remove us from the requirements of God's justice in any way. In fact, being a son of God does the opposite. It is the only possible way by which we can meet the requirements of God's justice. That is, it is the only possible way we can “subdue all things,” that is, overcome, that is, bring all things into subjection under His feet. The heart of Christ in us desires to make all things right for each individual person.

You see, God does not want us to live by the law, for that is only death for us. But the law is still of God. And although the law limited human justice to take back only that which was stolen, an eye for an eye, yet God Himself requires the payment of double. All sin, all evil, is theft. All theft will be payed back double by the thief to the individual from whom that thing, whatever it was, was stolen. God has plenty of ages yet to come for all that to take place. Physical death cannot remove the requirements of justice.

All things will be brought back into a correct balance. All things will be restored.

You see, that's part of why the “Christian” concept of God's “banishing the lost to a state of eternal hopelessness and uselessness” is so contrary to the justice of God. No individual in such a “hell” can restore anything he has stolen to the individual from whom he stole, and thus God's required justice would be denied.

God's justice cannot be denied.

But as sons of God in this hour, we must move forward in the wisdom and understanding of this God who fills us full. Judgment goes forth in three different directions. We must understand each of the three and how each differs from the other.

Understand the implications of “filled with all the fullness of God.” That means that whatever God does, wherever He does it, and however He does it, all of it is contained inside of us as well and all of it goes out from us as well. If all the fullness of God is inside of me, then all the fullness of God is inside of me. I know it's a stretch to grapple with such a reality, but there it is. God said it, and He always tells the truth.

All judgment flows out as the first part of the God who fills us with all that He is. All judgment is pure and holy and good.

Judgment is the enemy of death. Judgment causes death to cease. Life causes death to cease; judgment is life.

First judgment comes to each individual person as an individual without reference to anything or anyone else. That judgment comes to every single person, human or angelic, alone before a holy God.

Second judgment comes upon the rulers of heaven, the principalities and powers in the spiritual realms.

And third judgment comes upon the rulers of earth, the men and women who manipulate and control others for their own gain. A pastor in a church who abuses his flock for his own gain is in the exact same category as a dictator who slaughters millions. He is a ruler of the earth, and the rule of his abuse must be broken as the judgment of God comes into his church.

Judgment must come upon the rulers of heaven before it can come upon the rulers of earth. The demon ruling that abusive pastor must be broken before the pastor can find brokenness.

God is so kind; that's why He comes as judgment to everyone. He wants everyone to know mercy.

Let's start with the judgment that must come upon the rulers of heaven, the principalities and powers in the heavenlies. That judgment comes through us.

And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. . . Romans 16:20

This is a profoundly meaningful statement. Most read it as incidental, but it cannot be incidental. This is an absolute that we will know right here on this earth.

Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God. . . You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.

“You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you. By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned; therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; and I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones.

“Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you. You defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your trading; therefore I brought fire from your midst; it devoured you, and I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you. All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; you have become a horror, and shall be no more forever.”’” Ezekiel 28:11-19

The first time I used the word “Lucifer” in my letters, I received a fiery reply from a good brother who is a leader in the ultimate reconciliation arena. This email included an article “proving” how this reference CANNOT be towards any element of the heavens, but is restricted entirely to a single earthly man, the king of Tyre in Ezekiel's day. I took the time to read the article, but I could find no sense in any of the argument.

People do not know the heavens. They do not know a Spirit word, because they choose to remain in the outer court, in the light of their human intellect alone; they will not be immersed in the Holy Spirit that they might know the reality of the heavenly realms in which they live. They look at a word like this, and all they can see is earthly things. They see earthly things only because they remain earthly. They do not know a Spirit Word.

Jesus said, “Earthly seeing profits nothing; the words that I speak to you are Spirit, and they are life.”

Nothing exists upon the earth except that thing comes out from a spirit reality in the heavens. There is no earthly evil except that which flows out of its direct counterpart in the heavens. There is no earthly purity except that which flows out of its direct counterpart in the heavens. More than that, the earthly and the heavenly have no “distance” between them. The are utterly and intrinsically tied together in all ways and at all times. There is nothing earthly that is not also heavenly first. There is nothing in the realms of spirit that does not show itself in its immediate form in the earth.

If there are wicked persons in the earth, their wickedness can come only out of wicked persons in the heavens. There are no “innocent” human “victims.” All humans who close their hearts to God, do so with full willfulness for some “value” of self-gain they have measured for themselves. All humans who close their hearts to God make an agreement with heavenly evil to do so.

Now, if this brother would humble himself and allow Jesus to immerse him into the Holy Spirit, allowing that Holy Spirit, then, to open his eyes to heavenly reality, he would know a Spirit word when he sees it in the Bible, Old Testament or New. He would know it by the knowing of his spirit.

These verses from Ezekiel 28 are clearly a Spirit Word, using earthly symbols to open our understanding to heavenly reality. Because we see through eyes of fire, we see all things as God sees them.

Now, I say these things in order to bring in Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14, because, as Chris Welch often says, part of what God is doing with us now in the revelation of Christ is zeroing in on the first things that went wrong in the history of heaven/earth, and dealing with that wrong in the birthing of what God intended from the beginning.

Judgment deals with first things.

...Take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say: “How the oppressor has ceased, the golden city ceased! The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers; he who struck the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he who ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted and no one hinders...

Part of seeing so differently is the growing awareness of how horrifically wicked the practice of seeing a “fallen human nature” inside of us really is. It is the tree of knowledge; it is death, the carnal mind.

“Sheol from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming; it stirs up the dead for you, all the chief ones of the earth; it has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. They all shall speak and say to you: ‘Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us? Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, and the sound of your stringed instruments; the maggot is spread under you, and worms cover you.’

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit.

“Those who see you will gaze at you, and consider you, saying: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its cities, who did not open the house of his prisoners?’” Isaiah 14:4-17

Again, reading through these words, it is impossible for me to comprehend how people can read them and not see a Spirit word, but see earth alone, as if earth could possibly exist separated from the heavens. But that is why God does not measure with Christ at this time those who remain in the light of human and earthly seeing.

My intention is to bring in a full picture. The serpent is never alone; he is always accompanied by hosts of heavenly spirits under his whip. Anything God speaks of the serpent is also equally true of all who wail under him.

And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born...

And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him... Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” Revelation 12:3-12

And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. . . Romans 16:20

So it was, when they brought out those kings to Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the captains of the men of war who went with him, “Come near, put your feet on the necks of these kings.” And they drew near and put their feet on their necks. Then Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage, for thus the Lord will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.” Joshua 10:24-25

But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. Hebrews 10:12-14

I am putting all of these verses here in this way for us to have before our eyes a clear picture.

An essential element of our knowledge of God at this end of the age, a knowledge intended by God for us, is the full feel of the neck of the defeated accuser under our feet. God intends for us to explain to our hearers through all the ages to come, just exactly what that is, what it means, what it feels like.

How, exactly, do we defeat the accuser? We defeat him by speaking Christ our only life, by persisting in that speaking against all voices until we see all things only as God sees them.

I would testify to you as filled with Christ as I can be, that this seeing is utterly different from most Christian thought I have known, heard, read, and experienced. Part of seeing so differently is the growing awareness of how horrifically wicked the practice of seeing a “fallen human nature” inside of us really is. It is the tree of knowledge; it is death, the carnal mind. Yet there is no condemnation of our brethren in such seeing; Jesus is Savior, and He is exceptionally gifted at His job.

For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him. Hebrews 2:8

Inside the church age, this present age of Christ-in-part in which we live, the writer of Hebrews said, “Right now, we do not see all things under our feet.”

Yet the Covenant we signed with God requires God to crush the accuser permanently under our feet.

I have no stomach for people who are planning for death to execute them, but who also say, “Well, Jesus has already won; we are already resurrected; Satan is already fully defeated.” When I read those things as a dismissal of the fullness of Christ revealed now through us here upon this planet, I find myself in complete frustration.

How can anyone be satisfied with such trite when all iniquity stomps cruelty across this earth. Yes, it is all defeated, as a seed. Yes, it is all finished, as a seed. But seeds must come to full fruit. And right now, Jesus is sitting down, waiting, expecting, looking for the day when someone else brings all of His enemies solidly and forever under his feet. Right now Jesus is planted as that seed inside of us, that He might prove all things through us in all reality.

We will know all-fullness by no demons in the heavens of this earth, by no rule of wicked men, by resurrected bodies that can never die, and by the glory of God covering this earth as the waters cover the sea. And I will not rest until God proves all that He speaks through me right here in the reality of this planet.

I am in no way separate from Jesus nor He from me. If He does it; I do it. If I do it; He does it. Jesus and I are one.

Judgment begins in heaven before it can show itself upon the earth.

The judgment of God against Adam was Abraham. All Adam has to do to know his own folly is to look at Abraham, a man who did not have 1/10 of what Adam had, but who chose God against all else anyway.

The judgment against the accuser is the sons of God.

The serpent is a heavenly being at the present moment. He does not have an earthly form. Yet Revelation 12 suggests that he will be cast out of the realms of spirit and possess only an earthly form. That earthly form will still be the accuser from the beginning.

What this means for sure, I do not know. I do know that the entertainment industries are preparing all mankind for the entrance of “alien beings” into the experience of man, coming as our “saviors.” I do not devote myself to this kind of knowledge as some do; I only maintain an awareness of what is being said concerning many different arenas.

Yet we must reckon with the possibility that some “people” upon this planet, particularly those psychopathic individuals in high office across the earth, may simply not be human at all. Now, we do NOT make a big deal out of this thought, we do not trumpet it around or study it out or any such foolish thing. We are taught of God alone; we are sons of God sent into this earth out from the Father for His purposes. We are sent into the world as it is. We are wise as serpents, and harmless as doves, as Jesus said.

What is the thing that causes this great shift in the reality of heaven/earth?


And where is this judgment found?

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, by the word of their testimony, and by not loving their lives to the one death of Christ.

As we continue to speak Christ our only life, we are altering the fabric of the universe.

The ax is laid to the root. That begins with Christ as us, but it continues on from there to engulf all things.

Now, I want to get as practical as I can.

I have posited three arenas of judgment and three arenas of speaking the prophetic Word of Christ. Let's match them up. Speaking the prophetic Word of Christ to ourselves, that Christ is our only life, is the judgment of God in the heavens, the casting down of the accuser. Speaking the prophetic word of Christ as a testimony against evil in this world, turning the lights on, breaking the false identities people hold to so tightly, is the judgment of God on the earth, towards the powers that rule the earth.

And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. . . Romans 16:20

And speaking the prophetic Word of Christ as a blessing upon all others is the judgment of God coming to each individual person.

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:20-21

The goodness of God leads you to repentance. Romans 2:4

Wrath is directed only towards the systems of darkness binding people with chains, the false identities, the hiding behind cruelty. The goodness of God is the judgment sent to each individual human being. Pretty cool, eh? Yet judgment as goodness can still seem painful to the receiver, even though it is pure goodness.

Judgment on earth is coming up in another chapter. Judgment in the form of goodness I will leave for a discussion of the New Jerusalem. Here I want to bring to a conclusion the judgment of God through us upon the powers of heaven, casting down the accuser.

...the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty Eden, the garden of God... /the anointed cherub who covers... established... on the holy mountain of God... in the midst of fiery stones... /perfect in all... ways from the day... created, till iniquity was found in(side).

By the abundance of... trading... filled with violence within, and... sinned; therefore... cast... as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; and... destroyed... from the midst of the fiery stones.

...heart ...lifted up because of... beauty /...corrupted... wisdom for the sake of.... splendor... /...defiled ...sanctuaries by the multitude of ...iniquities, by the iniquity of; therefore from your midst... devoured... /have become a horror...

I have reduced the wording so we can see exactly what God says about this covering cherub. I don't understand it all, but I must see what God says clearly.

The argument that this is speaking of some individual man descended from Adam, or even Adam himself, was more empty of substance than almost any argument I have ever read. I say that so no reader will be tempted to send me any such argument again. Adam rebelled by hating the way God made him; Lucifer rebelled by exalting himself as the image of God. God created Adam weak, that Adam might be His image; God created Lucifer wise and glorious, that he might serve man. This is not a description of Adam; Adam was ashamed of his whole being.

In fact, just as God created horses to be man's primary servant in the earth, so He created Lucifer and other cherubs as man's primary servants in the heavens. A horse is far stronger than a man in the earth; a cherub is far stronger than a man in the heavens; they are both for riding, for taking us as fast as the wind.

We dance for joy in the middle of ruin. We see Jesus only, though we are blind as a bat. We declare His absolute victory in all things in our lives while we feel as if all is lost. We rejoice in tribulation, we pray for our enemies, we repay evil with good, we give thanks for all things.

Our desire is to break evil where it began, to cast this accuser, the original serpent, the heavenly dragon, Satan, out of the heavens. This is the one that God said we will know fully under our feet. Satan cannot be under our feet and running around doing cruel and wicked things to people at the same time. It's the one, first, and then the other; he is not omnipresent. When Satan is under our feet, his work is finished, over with, no more.

When accusation is cast down, it has a short time to vent its fury in the earth, as part of God's judgment upon human government, upon the nations, and then all accusation ceases.

Understand that we are speaking of the words, “Did God indeed say.”

It is Christ, the Word God speaks who is spoken against. Accusation is the speaking of anti-Christ. “God does not speak the truth.”

As we speak Christ against all accusation, against all anti-Christ, we are casting down the accuser.

Listen, this is for real; it is, in fact, the gospel.

From the moment I began to speak Christ as me to myself, in early spring of 2008, from that moment a more viral form of accusation hit me than I had ever known. More viral and ugly, yes, but, at the same time, accusation that was entirely weak. Accusation that was not difficult to cast down. Yet it rose in fury, yet I cast it down.

From the very start I knew without question that I was engaged fully in the fulfillment, not only of And they overcame him, but also, of the war breaking out in heaven. Michael never moves separately from us; he is a servant only of the heirs of salvation (Hebrews 1:14). I knew that the immediate result of my victory over ALL accusation is the casting down of the accuser out of the heavens.

I knew that my winning all victory against all accusation is the cause of the fury of darkness being released now upon the earth. And when I say, “my,” I never imagine that I am alone. I know I am a member of the body of Christ, a body prepared for God.

It was Paul who said that God crushes the accuser under out feet; it's an essential part of the gospel. Revelation 12 is God showing us that He fulfills the gospel in our lives on this earth. It is normal for Jesus to defeat the accuser; it is the normal Christian life for us to know the feel of his neck under our feet. It is Christ as us.

An essential part of our mission, of the sending of God, is to cast every ounce and shadow of accusation out of our minds and hearts. Any form of “I wish” is an expression of the accuser. Any shadow of seeing ourselves as other than Jesus Himself is an expression of the accuser. We are at war. We ruthlessly cast him down.

We do not allow the accuser to mock Jesus; we do not allow him to mock us. We refuse to see anything but Christ as all that we are.

“Did God indeed say” is the true nature of the accusation we hear, but it comes to us in the form of: “You are not Christ.” We see the cross and we say, “I am.” It comes in the form of: “Look at your sin.” We see the blood and we say, “I do not know sin.” It comes in the form of: “Who do you think you are.” We see the resurrection and we say, “I am Christ. All that He is, I am. All that I find myself to be in the present moment, is He.”

We dance for joy in the middle of ruin. We see Jesus only, though we are blind as a bat. We declare His absolute victory in all things in our lives while we feel as if all is lost. We rejoice in tribulation, we pray for our enemies, we repay evil with good, we give thanks for all things.

And as we do so kingdoms of darkness all through the heavens are reeling, they are shattering, they are giving way. Rank after rank of Michael's forces are breaking through. At the appointed moment, all heavenly darkness collapses. It is cast into the earth, the accuser and all his hosts of wickedness.

Then judgment begins in the earth. Once the evil of heaven is broken, God in us now turns His attention to the evil powers of earth.

Before we continue on with judgment, however, we must look at two things. We must have a clearer view of the Main thing and a clearer view of the Main other thing. There are two lambs in John's vision, not one.

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