Last week I was disturbed in my spirit. I was feeling a check in the spirit at what I was seeing taking place.
I begin to seek and pray asking Holy Spirit to show me why, what I was seeing, that was disturbing me so much. I knew I was about to get great revelation so I will share the heart of the Father concerning this topic.
Let me explain. As I was watching live videos and television shows and hearing about the special Passover Feast, the appointed time to meet with Father, and seeing all these people saying, “Get your offerings in! For you are not to come before Him empty handed! Then you will receive all these blessings!”
I felt a check in my spirit. I said, “LORD, they are almost making it sound like one can buy a healing or prosperity!” And even if that is not what they are actually saying, still for someone new to salvation, this is how it could be taken and how, no doubt, many are indeed taking it to mean.
I was so troubled about it and I did not understand fully why, and what The LORD was about to show me.
I pressed in and prayed before I went to sleep that night and The Holy Spirit brought to my mind where Peter had said, “Thy money perish with thee for thou hast thought you could purchase the gift of God!”
“But there was a certain man, called Simon, which before time in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of The LORD Jesus.)
Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, “Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.”
But Peter said unto him, “Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
“Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity,”” Acts 8:9-23.
NOTICE: While the real apostles and prophets were doing the real will of God from their hearts, and while they were getting people saved, baptized, and receiving The Holy Ghost, there was also something else taking place along beside them.
There was sorcery going on to confuse the people.
Now I know some are sincerely doing the Will of God from their hearts and we should by all means sow into them as unto The LORD for the right purpose with the right heart and spirit, but many today are being seduced and bewitched by sorceries and false prophets thinking they are some great one!
These ones are not doing the Will of God! They are betraying Jesus as Judas did for thirty pieces of silver! They are trampling God’s holy word and commands.
They are NOT teaching and preaching the true message of the cross and teaching people to follow the path Jesus designed but, they are in fact feeding their own bellies and are only out for your money!
Here what our Lord and saviour has to say about these!
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:13-23.
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works,” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15.
Then The Holy Spirit dropped in my spirit about when Jesus went into the temple with the whip and He begin to clean out the temple.
I said, “Holy Ghost was that Passover time?” So I went and looked it up and sure enough it indeed was Passover. First thing I read was “the Passover was at hand!”
I knew I was on to something Holy Spirit was going to show me and why I was feeling so troubled in my spirit.
He begin to speak to me the heart of the Father and why Jesus was so upset with those in the temple exchanging money and selling doves.
A dove is the symbol of The Holy Spirit and he alone operates the gifts through us. The Holy Spirit is given to us as a gift, Peter said,
“Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of the Lord Jesus and ye shall receive the GIFT of the HOLY GHOST.”
This promise is for all of us!
He is the power to help us walk out the will of God in our own personal lives.
Jesus is the gift that God gave to redeem mankind not with money but, with his own precious blood!
They were making merchandise of the gifts and legalizing the blood sacrifice, the greatest sacrifice of all! Many are doing that very same thing today!
Jesus gave it all! Jesus gave his life for us all of it for us to be redeemed from the curse of the law that the blessing of Abraham would come upon us and what a price he paid!! It cost him everything his life!
He gave it all in exchange for a crown! WE my friends, are His most crowning achievement he purchased us back to God with his own blood and we should never take this lightly and trample this sacrifice under our feet it came with great cost.
He truly desires to bless us and that we fully receive all he died to give us but, there is still only one way and that is the way Jesus went!
Jesus and the path he walked is the only true way to Salvation! There is no other name under heaven whereby we must and can be saved! Many are trying to climb up other ways and they are the same as thieves and robbers!
Then he begin to give me other scriptures as I will share with you exactly how he gave it to me.
“For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshipers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God.
He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Hebrews 10:1-10.
Listen to how the apostle Paul explains this: He tells us to keep the Passover and how we are to keep it!
“Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth,” 1 Corinthians 5:6-8.
Jesus said he would baptize us with HOLY GHOST AND FIRE!
“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified,” 1 Peter 4:12-19.
“Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me,” Hebrews 10:5.
Sacrifices and offerings thou wouldest not, but a body thou hast prepared me. God does not need you to give your money because he needs your money, and you can in no ways buy a healing, for it is a gift of Holy Spirit and cannot be purchased!
You give, so there will be meat in my house! You give at this particular time of the year from the right heart to HONOR Jesus and the high price he paid for you. You honor God with your substance yes but, not as Cain did but, as Abel did.
Abel was a shepherd who tended his flock of lambs and he offered to God the firstlings of his flock and the fat of the lamb, so there would be meat in his house to feed the hungry.
He offered something that cost him something and it was with blood!
Abel was actually pointing to Christ! Christ feed His sheep with natural food/ fishes and loafs and spiritual food/ the gospel.
Cain was a farmer a tiller of the ground. Cain’s offering was nothing more than grass fleshly seeds that really cost him nothing.
That is why God received one and refused the other! Abel understood what he was doing and why he was doing it! Cain was trying to purchase favor and because he did not get that his own jealousy caused him to murder his brother because his own deeds were EVIL!
God does not want us to give with evil intent but, with gratitude and cheerfulness as God loves a cheerful giver and we are to give thanks to God for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning us.
So he is saying let us offer the sacrifice of praise which is the fruit of our lips giving praise unto God. Because we know what it really cost him we honor him in all things!
Let us therefore follow his example and offer ourselves a living sacrifice! This is what the Father is looking for — a surrendered vessel who understands the sacrifice He paid and what He is requiring of us all in this hour and I dare not to say any of us has arrived.
This week is a HOLY week, a week to Honor Jesus for the great price he paid in giving his life and blood so we could be free!
It is an appointed time that the bible tells us to keep this Feast FOREVER, so Jesus was not mad at them keeping the Feast, He was angry because of how they were merchandising His holy day!
God is looking for a dwelling place where he can fill the temple and touch those who are sick and afflicted and make them whole.
He is looking for a clean temple that he can work through. That’s why he cleaned the temple out. He is saying to us today lay it all down in exchange for a crown!
He wants us to reign in this life by Him, His Glory filling our temple and so He can reign through us and be glorified within us!
“For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:17.
“And hast made us unto our God (crowned) kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth,” Revelation 5:10.
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it,” Matthew 16:25.
“Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father,” John 10:17-18.
Thank God he did not stop at the cross he took it up again through the power of The Holy Ghost who raised him from the dead shall also like quicken (restore) our mortal bodies by the same spirit that dwells in us!
“Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day,” John 6:54.
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death,” Philippians 3:10.
“If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us,” 2 Timothy 2:12.
“Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God,” 1 Peter 4:1-2.
Judgement must first begin in the House of God — which house we are.
That is why he went into the temple first before he went to the cross. He has to clean us out and we must die to self before we can be raised up and used mighty for his purpose.
He must fill the temple! That is why there is a valley, a garden surrender place (valley of decision/ The LORD is near in the valley of decision, millions in the valley of decision/ chose ye this day) before there is a cross a dying to self.
There must be a Calvary/ cross hill, before there can be a resurrection!
Friends, we have got one more valley and one more hill to climb! God is requiring more than just your sacrifice of offering of money he wants all of us!
We are now the temple of the most high God and God will deal with us as sons and daughters first!
“For whom The LORD loveth he chasteneth and scourgeth every son/ daughter whom he receiveth,” Hebrews 12:6.
He showed me how a sick person had come into the temple that day, and that person was ignored and did not get prayer.
Jesus healed the man before he overthrew their tables, telling them His House is supposed to be a House of Prayer but, they have turned it into a den of thieves!
They had lost focus of their real purpose and the purpose of this HOLY DAY!
They were legalizing a HOLY DAY AND MERCHANDISING IT, and forgetting the sick and poor and what the real gospel is all about!
Jesus was not going to have that! He knew what was about to take place and He knew the price that He would pay and the real reason why. God wants ALL OF US!
Jesus showed us the path to take and it is the same path he took! It cost Him everything!
Jesus walked a divine path as a forerunner son to bring many more sons/ daughters to the same glory and to show us the straight and narrow way, He went before us to make the crooked places straight!
We, His sheep, are to follow him, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith who for the JOY that was set before he endured the cross despising the shame and is now set down at the RIGHT HAND of God.
We are to lay aside every weight that doeth so easily beset us we are to LAY IT ALL DOWN if we are to receive the crown of life and reign in this life through and by Christ Jesus our Lord and truly do his will.
Friends, it will cost you more than a offering of money! Jesus is saying, offer yourself a living sacrifice holy and acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service and be ye not conformed to this world but, be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, acceptable, and perfect will of God, (Romans 12:1-2).
This my friends is the true meaning of Passover and Pentecost.
~ Kimberly Fuller