With a Look at the World Situation in 2023 from the Inside Out
Greetings to everyone on the First Love Readers Circle.
It is on my heart to begin this next gentile year with you by offering an overview of what my spirit prophetically comprehends to date about the world situation in our immediate time. For context, I start by referencing this encounter between Jesus and some Pharisees:
Mt. 16:1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and putting Jesus to the test, they asked Him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 But He replied to them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ 3 And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but are you unable to discern the signs of the times? 4 An evil and adulterous generation wants a sign; and so a sign will not be given to it, except the sign of Jonah.” And He left them and went away.”
This encounter aptly portrays what has befallen the modern prophetic movement after 35 years since its emergence, being the same time when First Love Ministry was birthed.
The Pharisees were notorious sign seekers. As we know from Jesus and Paul elsewhere, sign seeking is an attitude of unbelief that not only precludes true faith, but blocks true perception of spiritual reality standing before it. In this scenario, Jesus tells the Pharisees their quest for particular “signs” is a vain one, blinding them to the spiritually obvious. They didn’t need a “sign” to prove what was in front of them if they just exercised basic discernment available to anyone. Therefore the only sign they would get is one they were not looking for, and wouldn’t understand anyway.
With exacting precision, this encounter explains what has become of the gift of prophecy in our time pertaining to world events. The church has turned the gift of prophecy into a gift of sign seeking, all to the end of ignoring and otherwise denying that which is obvious to prophetic vision. There is a difference between prophecy and prophetic vision.People who do not have prophetic vision seek out prophecies to tell them what is going on, when they should instead be developing their own prophetic sense. That sense is available to us all through the broad framework of the scriptures pertaining to the immutable processes and patterns of God—patterns already clearly outlaid for us and which cannot be broken. But the prophetic vision available through that framework and the obvious signs of the times does not comport with what the church wants to believe or hear.
Therefore out of unbelief, God’s people—and I speak specifically of God’s people in America—seek after prophecies and prophets who will utter what they want to hear, contrary to what the signs of the times plainly tell them. And guess what, God answers them with prophecies “according to the multitude of their idols” (Ezk. 14:4 NKJ).
And so they run from prophet to prophet and conference to conference—from Kim Clement (now Robin Bullock) to Rick Joyner (now Chris Reed) to Chuck Pierce to Dutch Sheets to Jon and Jolene Hamil to Gene Bailey’s Flashpoint Team under Kenneth Copeland to Sid Roth—to get another prophecy, aka, another “sign,” that will tell them what they want to hear about their idol, America—contrary to the clear signs and unbreakable framework laid out so long ago by our fathers of faith.
Consequently, “there shall be no ‘prophecy’ given this generation except the ‘prophecy’ of Jonah” which they will not listen to anyway. And what is that “prophecy of Jonah” for today? It is as follows:
Mt.12:40 adapted, “for just as Jonah was in the stomach of the sea monster for three days and three nights, so will the church be in the heart of the earth for three summers and three winters.”
In other words, the church is destined to pass through the grave of the great tribulation. But that is getting ahead of ourselves for the moment…
Here at First Love Ministry, I have not “trafficked” in prophecies as brought forth through the prophetic movement, but in prophetic vision. That vision has withstood the test of the last generation (where most culture prophecies keep failing), because it is laid in the foundation of the prophetic patterns connected to the processes of salvation set forth in the whole of scripture. The only prophecies I have supported are those which provably comport with Scripture’s salvation patterns, most especially the prophecies of our brother Leland Earls.
Having now explained the essential difference between prophetic vision and prophecy, I turn to offer my latest visional assessment of what is happening and why, particularly here in America. (More detailed articles are already written or in development on the following, which should be forthcoming.)
Three Swaths of Spiritual Chemistry
Three swaths of spiritual chemistry are presently in force, which are funneling the world into the final cathartic confrontation with the manifest kingdom of God. One of these speaks directly to the state of the global body of Christ. I have previously alluded to this chemistry concerning the church in my Circle correspondence and so will begin there.
1. Persistent Dual Blindness in the Body of Christ
The body of Christ at large remains beset by a two-dimensioned blindness that has shaped its history. The first is that the church does not know the difference between the activity of God and the indwelling essence of God. The second is that the body does not recognize the organic identity difference between itself and the nations from out of which it is called.
The body’s failure to discern the difference between God’s essential indwelling (or habitation) and God’s spiritually empowered actions on or through it (which He does not inhabit) has and continues to stubbornly delude the church into believing God’s actions among the church verify His habitation within and pleasure with the state of the church. In reality, God’s habitation is absent from much or most of what is gathered together as the church even though His activity is being manifested among, upon and through the church as never before. (That may not seem possible, but it is utterly true.)
In turn, the church does not know the difference between external mass action ministry and inner organic body ministry. God inhabits His organic discipleship brotherhood. He does not inhabit the masses who outwardly gather to receive the blessings of His action ministry. This difference is exemplified and expounded by Jesus Himself. (Mat. 13:11 with John 14:20; 17:23, 26) Consequently the church believes that everyone who gathers to receive action ministry from the Spirit is also inhabited and indwelt by the eternal Spirit.
In other words, the church’s failure to discern between divine indwelling and divine action has not only led her to believe falsely about her own state under God’s present action, but to believe falsely about the organic identity of everyone and anyone outside her that may receive of that action. As a result, the church believes that God’s action among those outside her actually means God inhabits those also, and therefore those on the outside are really on the inside after all. They are part of God’s organic church body.
Magnified out to the societal level, God’s actions upon and among nations have thus falsely led the church to believe that God inhabits nations, from which misbelief proceeds the illusion of the “Christian nation.” This is how the blindness regarding habitation and action produces blindness to the identity differential between the church and nations, aka, the world.
While the only new thing about this dual blindness is the way I have so briefly encapsulated it, the point for this article is to declare that—it’s in order to remove this age-long blindness that God must and will sentence the body at large to go through the great tribulation.
Proceeding up to that time however, this blindness will increase in its intensification. That is, you should expect an increase in God’s works on and through the church accompanied by an increase of church pride based in those works, accompanied by further culture prophecy as the church stubbornly digs in to preserve its union of identity with America and other nations.
As God’s activity proceeds to increase, there will be a corresponding decrease in God’s habitation in the church as the church continues abandoning the secret place of organic relationship with the Father due to distraction by His activity. That means there will be a corresponding increased hollowness in the church even as the divine action increases. That hollowness will lead some to realize their poverty and pull away from the action to develop more organic union with the Father and one another. But for most, the delusion will only increase until the blow up when the trap of final global control is sprung on the church.
2. The Rise of the Virtual Technocracy
The second swath of spiritual chemistry to observe is the continuing rise of what I am calling the virtual technocracy (or VT). The virtual technocracy is none other than the beast now ascending from the abyss to take over manifest control of the world. This is being accomplished by the introduction of artificial intelligence and artificial life forms in which, not only are people being replaced by technology and “mixed with iron,” but now technology is being infused with demonic spirit life. The end of this development will see humans become either inhabited by demonic life via technology or at least controlled by demonically inhabited technology at every level.
VT is in process of superimposing itself on and replacing organic human life function in every culture sector, not least of which are government and banking. For centuries, the beast has already been rising in the form of artificial legal personality through what is known as “incorporation.” Over the last century, almost all humanity and every tradable thing have already become subject to the power of artificial legal incorporation in commerce and have taken on a name and number in association with that commerce.
Yet the nature and character of the beast has not stopped there. In this latest generation, on the heels of 20th century automation and real time audio-visual technology leading to the computer, virtual reality and technology have combined to host artificial nether realm life force veiled behind layers of unknown global controllers and think tanks. All human life now sits under the shadow of surveillance by VT. That which was once predicted by science fiction is now here.
Not all humanity however is or will accede to this global nether spirit control, even though all are inescapably ensconced in it at present. Movements have already begun, are arising now and will arise to resist this takeover, creating a previously unseen theater for human conflict on earth. The Lord will achieve hitherto unrevealed purposes through that conflict that will bear on perfecting the church and bringing forth the next revelation of His Son. At the same time however, the church will continue to grow in subjection to the bondage of VT and many churches will and have already entirely caved to it.
Prophetically speaking however, God will develop a new Spirit-savvy church leadership that will function in the role of Moses and Aaron for effectively confronting the rulers of VT with the demand to release God’s organic people to worship Him alone. Again, the seeds for the development of this leadership have already been sown, are developing and will come forth into the 2020s and beyond. This leadership will ultimately manifest at the point that God is ready to reveal His immortal sons with glorified power for confronting the final iteration of the VT system.
What matters at this moment for us however is again the effect on the enculturated prophetic church, which appears quite otherwise blind to the import of what is happening. The fact is that VT has already taken over the organic functions of most nations and is imposing global consciousness on all people through its media. No nation functions that is not hooked into and controlled by VT. VT is increasingly rendering the organic functions of national government, banking, education and every other culture sector inert. (This has just been proven in America through the 2020 heist of the national voting system, to say nothing of what has happened to all commerce and media systems on which the prophetic church itself depends!)
Yet the prophetic church is “hell bent” on trying to “restore the culture;” that is, humanity’s national cultural systems. That cannot and will not happen, because flesh is flesh, flesh is not spirit, and flesh is not convertible to spirit. Trying to repair a fleshly democratic voting system by prophetic decree while ignoring the subjection of all human systems to global VT is equivalent to throwing prophetic stones at an armored tank from hell. The devil is laughing.
The prophetic church is waging an obsolete war. It has not reckoned with what God said would become of all nations and their systems at this time. It is trying to fight 21st century global demonic habitations with 18th century nationalist enlightenment concepts, when God has a call forward to a plane of life never before known on earth that alone has the power to overthrow VT and establish God’s kingdom. This leads us to the final swath.
3. The End of the Times of the Gentiles and British-Euro-American Hegemony
The last swath of spiritual chemistry to grasp at this hour is the meaning of the end of the Times of the Gentiles prophesied by Daniel, Jesus and Paul, specifically as it relates to the historic rise of British-Euro-American hegemony in world history.
The idea of “the times of the gentiles” has two meanings. The first, conveyed by Daniel and Jesus, refers to the time of gentile rulership over the world. This of course began with Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon and ends with the return of Christ. The second meaning conveyed by Paul refers to the time of Gentile predominance in receiving and disseminating the New Covenant gospel which began with the birth of the church and also ends with the return of Christ.
This means that at the time of Christ's return (which most everyone believes to be so imminent), two things happen:
1) rulership of the world passes out of the hands of any and all nations, without exception. (The word “gentiles” means “nations”), and
2) primary transmission of the Word of God and of the New Covenant passes out of the hands of mortal men.
When Christ returns, world dominion passes into the hands of His immortal ones (that is, His Eternal Israel), and the dependable transmission of His Word and of His Covenant passes into those same hands. In both cases, neither the government of the world nor the communication of the Word of God to the world will any longer lie primarily with mortals.
Because God works by the process of planting and harvesting purpose that ends in eventual withering and obsolescence, we further understand that when He speaks of the end of the Times of the Gentiles, it means that the nationhood through which world rulership and gospel transmission go forth must pass through a similar cycle. Its end is not marked by abrupt termination, but by a gradual decay leading to its final end of dominance, if not existence.
Such age-ending decay of all mortal society is in fact already predicted for us by the apostles. Everything at the end of this age occurs by obsolescence and replacement of what previously was ordained and used by God among the nations through this age. It is not marked by rejuvenation and restoration of those ways!
All this takes on great immediate significance for those of us inhabiting nations of British-Euro heritage, above all, America. Just a glance at the progress of both world history and church history makes this clear. How so?
Well, it so happens that the major path taken in spreading the gospel since the time of Paul and the path of world domination taken since that same time follow the same course. That is, the gospel came to be primarily conveyed to the rest of the earth by white Europeans, and white Europeans also came to occupy the overriding positions of power in world affairs, (so much so that except perhaps in China (I don’t know), most world history is taught from the Euro-centric perspective, and English has become the global language of commerce and diplomacy).
Eventually, this combined world power and gospel transmission nexus came to lodge with the British, and in turn with America (ultimately founded by the British). This coupling of natural power and gospel transmission led to the unfortunate conclusion by all the world that the Christian faith is primarily a faith of, by and for white Europeans, wherein Jesus Christ is somehow especially if not exclusively the “god of the white man.”
We theoretically know of course that this is not true. We know in theory that the gospel is for all people of all cultures and is not the exclusive domain of any race or nation. But in actuality of development and in practice, that is not what happened. Anyone may guess as to why Europeans became the prime holders and transmitters of the gospel, as well as why they also became the dominant world powers throughout this church age. (Some falsely believe it is because the Europeans are all really the lost 10 tribes of Israel.)
Regardless, it remains a glaring flaw of the church age that the gospel and the natural power centers of the earth became exclusively associated together in white Europeans. While on one hand residual blessings of the gospel brought great blessing to Europeans, similarly, the gospel has also become blasphemed by other peoples of the earth because of the natural atrocities attributable to such powerful flesh as well as their perversion and squandering away of such blessings.
But what is critical for us as prophetic people to understand is how all of this bears on what is happening to American, British and all European society now as we come under the shadow of both VT and the return of Christ.
In these recent years, we have witnessed especially in America the unprecedented uprising of forces bent on destroying the founding white European “Christian” culture on which America as we know it was built. Who would have thought such a thing possible? (Or is it maybe that we should have seen this coming, and should have understood why it would and must come?)
Slowly but surely, both the power and Christian influence of America’s founding culture have been diluted as more and more people of many nations and other gods have made their home here. The gospel’s flaw in being harnessed to a single European culture has demonstrated its failure in winning over all these other incoming foreign cultures to Christ.
At first, these incoming cultures were willing to “play ball” in conceding to the predominant white “Christian” culture whose blessings they craved and for which they came. But as their numbers have come to overwhelm those of the white Europeans, they are no longer willing to conform. They have required equality, and their aim is even to replace the Europeans and rewrite America’s very history.
This chemistry can be seen in different valid prophetic ways. One is that the uprising against the white Christian culture is God’s judgment on His white believers for having both neglected Him amidst their blessings as well has having failed to leave their own to take the gospel to all the earth’s peoples, which they could have done had they not been so bent on the false dream of just making America a better place for themselves and their posterity.
Of course, due to the delusions under divine activity and the confusion of their own identity with all other Americans under that activity (to thus believe their nation and the church are one), American Christians were bound to do what has been done. The failure was inevitable. It was the unbelief under which God warned He would conclude us all.
Another and more important way however to prophetically understand the hostility against remaining white European Christian culture is simply that the age-long flaw of harboring and transmitting the gospel through a single race has now come to its unfortunate fruition. The time of Gentile domination in bearing the Word of God saddled to a predominant race must end. It was the best that could be done under mortality. But the end of the time of mortality is now at hand, and thus the end of any nation’s fleshly cultural preeminence.
This last chemistry swath exposes the prophetic church to great embarrassment as long as its vision remains for the restoring of “Christian America.” For what such restoration can only mean under this mortality is a restoration of the predominance of the white European culture. It is an inherently cultural, racial and therefore fleshly vision. It is not a spiritual vision. The only way such a vision could be realized is either for all the foreigners in the land to convert to the ways of the founding British Europeans, or else for all the foreigners to be removed—neither of which God is going to do.
If these things are so, then the onus is upon us to really start perceiving what God is doing from a higher perspective. We are in fact being changed to see through the eyes of sonship what God is doing to lead us to immortality.
In Christ we are no longer of this world. But God is raising the bar for us as to what that means.
Church, get ready. For as long as we continue our mortal sojourn into this decade and beyond, if we do not die first, one of three destinies awaits us. Either 1) we are going to go into complete Babylonian captivity here in America under the VT empire trap due to our disobedience where we will die, or 2) we are going to be led out of this American VT culture in time under a new Mosaic class authority into a protected wilderness until the time of judgment is complete and we are made harvestable for the final translation, or 3) we will be so prepared ahead of the time of the final VT trap that God will count us worthy to be harvestable before the trap is sprung where we will serve Him in helping our brethren remaining here below.
Those are the only choices, minor oscillations in events aside. But do not be fooled by anything that appears to have the look of “cultural revival.” Real revival among earth’s peoples will not happen until after the VT trap is finally sprung. Anything else is a blip, a minor pullback, until this course is completed. That is what the founding apostles and prophets have taught us.
I leave you with this assessment to ponder as we continue our journey together into its unfolding.
Much love to all on this Circle!
First Love Ministry
- a ministry of Anglemar Fellowship
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