Needed: A New Entry into Christ
the door….I have set before you an open door….
Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
Jn. 10:7; Rev 3:8, 20
Hebrews tells us that God speaks to His people at various seasons in their development by different means. In days of old, says the writer, we were spoken to by prophets, but in the last days we have heard the Son of God Himself (Heb 1:1-2).
So it is that from first entry into Christ via new birth to final entry by glorified immortality, Christ developmentally calls His people through progressive doorways into the further knowing of Who He is within us. He speaks in ever-deeper revelatory means by His Spirit. Those succeeding doors of His Voice are always narrow such that they are only entered under natural pressure (See Mt. 7:14). We already understand this in the picture of birth (Jn. 16:21-22). Truly, every further entry into Christ is a further “birthing” into Him (See Gal. 4:19).
Church history well evidences this progression through the various “movements” God has wrought over centuries to recover lost corrupted truth and induct us into further light. We can easily speak of the Reformation, the Evangelical-Holiness-Deeper Life movements, the 20th century Pentecostal, Latter Rain-Charismatic and the late Prophetic iterations of His Voice. Each move has been presented us in its season as a contracting passageway through which we have been spiritually squeezed, pushed and prodded under life's opposition into the eternal knowing of Him.
It’s helpful to note that this development has both individual and corporate timings. Some make this "journey of the doors" quite independently of the larger corporate body of the church—before or after (such are some of you), while historic seasons unfold in which the larger corporate body journeys together through a given doorway according to a critical mass development. When we speak of “movements,” we are speaking of those visible seasons of new entry for the larger church.
So has it been through the awakenings past, and so is it now, and will be, as we approach that final door of entry into the Lord’s glorified immortality. Individual trekkers and corporate gatherers moving at different paces are pressing through gateways into Christ—all under stress of spiritual war and the clouding veil of principalities dead set at preventing us from ever making it any further into Him.
This brings us to a majorly essential point for the body of Christ at this particular season of our history. It is that, just prior to crossing a new threshold into the Lord, He brings to an end the spiritual power we have gained and mastered through our previous passages into Him. Instead, He allows the rulers of darkness to rise against us with a force for which our previous powers in Christ are no longer a match. Rather, the only power now available to defeat these unheard of evils lies behind that next Christ door through which we have never passed!
The Father uses this utter helplessness and futility before the world to press us through this new portal that hides His greater prevailing power. Indeed, our very survival depends on this. It’s either find this hitherto unknown entry into Christ, or perish. And is this not what Israel faced at the exodus? It was either submit to the new unfamiliar God revealed through Moses and Aaron, or die under Pharaoh’s insurmountable muscle over a bunch of hapless slaves.
That is where we are now. It is no longer enough to be born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit. It is no longer enough to flow in spiritual gifts of healing and deliverance. And it is absolutely no longer enough to be “prophetic” or “apostolic.” If you haven’t noticed, the prophetic movement is now essentially passé. It is full of big empty decrees and declarations by slaves, most of which have neither credibility nor accountability, roving in circles of tired warmed-over vocabularies having proven no match for the darkness released since Covid and its spirit of global tyranny.
The only answer now is that we either squeeze through the unprecedented entryway into our Lord Jesus, or else die. We either cast ourselves helplessly on God’s mercy to bring us into this fearfully new and living way toward fully glorified sonship, or we shall indeed be given over to destruction under the global corporations to which we have already been allowably made subject. Our motto must be, “Christ or Bust.” Only by accessing this strange gateway will we indeed survive, thrive and overcome the world system in its final expressions.
Saying all this, it is terribly important to me that our people understand the nature of the purging that must occur in order to make it through unto the Lord’s appearing. Our flagship first love message has not changed in 40 years. That message has exposed and challenged the prophetic error which claims God’s people will prophesy in God’s kingdom by cleansing and reconstructing the systems (or “mountains”) of this world’s kingdoms, specifically America. This delusion, which essentially sees America as a pet of the church rather than the Egypt and Babylon it is, effectively teaches that we have the power to turn back the clock on Egypt. “We will convert Egypt back to the glory of God.”
But God says, “No, I have called my son out of Egypt” (Hos. 11:1). Those who will enter this next door of sonship must and will realize that America is today’s prophetic counterpart of Egypt, Babylon and Sodom, and as such, is home to the globalist system, not some neutral innocent bystander to it. Therefore they must give up their cultural devotion to it. Bridal-class sonship in Christ alone demands this, and His revelational door offers our only means of hope against what is being unleashed against us through it.
Not recognizing however this way into transcendent sonship, the culture prophets operate under an end times belief that we are to just keep prophesying against evil until God releases one final “revival” like the past which will somehow bring in a final “harvest” that (hopefully) “saves America,” after which we shall all be scooped up in the rapture before the final beast and tribulation take over. The prophets actually have no vision for entrance into Christ Himself. Their only vision is for cultural salvation.
As a result, they just speak in circles the same “wishions” while the advancing system keeps proving their orations have no real teeth. This has created a great shame among the foremost prophets, which should lead them to start seeking a new and different opening into Christ Himself, yet never does. Unless we recognize today's tribulation for what it truly is and why we have been made subject to it, we will never pass through the final door of immortal hope that actually will deliver us from the still greater evil to come.
In closing, I feel it important to clarify what I mean by this “next new door” into Christ now before us. I am not speaking of the translation to glorified immortality. That will be the final "pressure hatch" through which we must pass, whether immediately before or after the great tribulation. However there are still too many unfulfilled events precluding this new portal as our final ascent. Specifically, a great coalescing must yet occur whereby a single man becomes elevated and hailed as the potential savior of the world, especially of Israel.
In particular, my heart sees a coming amalgamation of key offices of world power into a single office which this man must and will occupy. They include the papacy, the U.S. presidency, and the U.N. general secretariat. This will also see the open mergence of Mystery Babylon’s papal powers (Rev. 17) and her commercial powers seated in America (Rev. 18). These events together with the centralization of all currencies and the 10 regional/continental governmental structures necessary to support the full global system will still take some years to develop.
To what then do I refer by this impending new door? I am referring to an unprecedented movement bearing a revelation of Christ never emphasized before, yet wholly grounded on the apostolic scriptures as were all the prior major movements. I have already described such a move in the 1996 treatise The New Gentiles and the Next Revelation of Christ. However it is possible there may even be more than one more doorway into Christ to pass through before final transit to immortality.
My point is not to detail what I myself cannot claim to have entered! I only pass on my witness from the Lord that our current anointing is now purposely failing because God has a yet deeper revelation of His Son into which to birth us. That revelation carries an unknown power more than equal to defeating the new evil, but can only be found by complete helplessness, and demands scrubbing of our errant fleshly visions attached to “America.” In its deepest essence, it will require the complete cutting asunder of our identity in Christ and His kingdom from all nations and peoples and cultures of this world.
Through that fiery cleansing into the Church's most intimate place yet with the Lord, we will find God's power to deal with the humanly intractable, recalcitrant and irresolvable issues now facing us—issues that have not yielded to all the faith and power gained in our previous realms in Christ. My prayer is for every prophetic reader dogged under the current distress and befuddled by mainstream prophetic ineptness to find a true compass into Christ's next dimension, therein to discover rest and resolution to your souls under the heat of the dragon’s breath.
May we all continue to abide and press, abide and press, until we are enveloped within this new abode in the Lord.
First Love Ministry
- a ministry of Anglemar Fellowship
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