(Part 6 – continued from same day)
Build the Ark
My Seven to Heaven
In the Summer of 2010, when the Lord told me it was the season to finish the book I had written on the Holy Spirit, He gave Jesse a dream of the church’s coming transition to heaven. Then in January 2011 when He began speaking about the revelation He’d poured out for us becoming part 2 to that book, the Lord kept referring to that assignment as “the Ark,” and “building the Ark” ~ both Noah’s ark and the ark of the covenant. Initially, I was not thinking of this in terms of end-times events, but after a dream He gave me about the end-times, He reminded me of the New Testament passages that compare the end-times with Noah and the first judgment on the earth.
[Prompted] by faith Noah, being forewarned by God concerning events of which as yet there was no visible sign, took heed and diligently and reverently constructed and prepared an ark for the deliverance of his own family. By this [his faith which relied on God] he passed judgment and sentence on the world’s unbelief and became an heir and possessor of righteousness (that relation of being right into which God puts the person who has faith). Hebrews 11:7 AMP
No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 24:36-51 (see also Luke 17)
(some may remember the dream the Lord gave me last year from Matthew 24-25 with the message to His people, “BE READY.”)
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord [Master] who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)— if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature (flesh) and despise authority. II Peter 2:1-10a NIV (see also Jude 1)
The word translated “authority” in II Peter 2:10 and Jude v.8 is the Greek word kyriotēs, which literally means Lordship. We are living in such a generation where people want Jesus’ salvation, but despise and reject His Lordship.
During that season, Jesse heard a song in his sleep one night, repeating the words, “My seven to heaven.” We didn’t know what it meant and asked the Lord, “Are you saying seven months, seven years, seven somethings till we go to heaven?” The Lord showed us that it was another reference to Noah’s ark (I Peter 3:20-21). Noah and his seven family members were saved because of his obedience of faith. We believe that the Lord was showing us that for those who will obey what God is calling them to do, it will not only be to their benefit, but to the benefit of their “seven” (not only their families, but “seven” represents the complete number of those God has assigned to them to reach for His Kingdom). Since that time we have continually prayed “Our seven to heaven, Lord! May we fulfill all You’ve called us to do and may the complete number of those You’ve called us to reach be brought into Your Kingdom!” We pray each of us will bring in the full harvest assigned to us!
to be continued…