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I met Blitz Robinson in 1991. He walked with me in the ministry as an apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ, with the signs of an apostle following his ministry. One time, he prayed for a man who had no eyeballs, and the Lord created eyeballs, put them in the man's head, and gave him sight.
Early in our time together in 1991, on our first ministry journey: sent out by our church to visit churches and ministries in the Florida Keys, we received prophecy from Pastor Marlin Simon of Tavernier, Florida, that a lighthouse of the Lord would guide our path as we walked, and we would easily be able to know where to go and where not to go by following it's light.
At that time, Blitz gave me a present. It is a small ceramic lighthouse, alternately 2.5625 inches, or 65.5 millimeters tall. I never told anyone what that lighthouse meant to me, but I have always kept it in my room, near my desk.
Yesterday, at 7 PM, by daughter Rachel returned home after having been away since early July. Once we had arrived at home, she came into my room and asked me if I wanted a present. She presented me with a new lighthouse.
This one is a candle. It is going to burn, but not be consumed. This morning, I was led of the Lord to measure both lighthouses. The new lighthouse is alternately 8.5625 inches, or 217 mm tall.
In other words, my new lighthouse is 3.3 times taller than my old one, and brother Bob Neumann was awakened at 3:33 AM on August 21, 2002, just 5 days ago, to deliver the word of the Lord to me entitled : BUILDING ON THE ROCK.
What does this sign mean to me?
When I saw it, I realized that Watchman Prophets Assembly, and my personal prophetic site, Gammadim (which means watchman) Vision, both are symbolized by these lighthouses. Watchmen man a lighthouse. The light gives the warning. We are a light in a very dark world.
The new lighthouse is not only 3.3 times taller, it is much wider in breadth. The old one is 10 mm wide at the top. The new one is 40 mm wide, and has two levels of windows where the light can shine through, as opposed to the old one, which had only one. It is four times wider where the light shines, and more than twice as much light exits from twice as many windows.
Now, it would require an engineer to tell me how much farther this new light will shine, but if I look at it as a little child, it is going to shine a whole lot farther, a whole lot brighter than the old one. It is going to warn people who are much farther away from the light.
Now, look at this. My daughter Rachel is at my side now, and she says…Dad, you're having fun aren't you. And I answered, and told her that God never wants you to stop being able to see things the way a little child will see them. Never miss the childlike signs. Yes, I'm having fun, hearing from God like a little kid: playing with things God has given me.
The new lighthouse is also much wider at the base. The old one was 16 mm wide at the base. The new one is 89 mm wide at the base. 5.5625 times wider at the base…MUCH STRONGER. MUCH MORE ABLE TO WITHSTAND THE STORMS AND WAVES. EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO WASH AWAY. Rachel says the new one will be very hard to knock down.
Rachel just pointed out that the two lighthouses are different in color.
According to Rachel (12 years old): "The old one was dirty white, with black stripes and a black top. It looks old and dreary and like something that nobody would pay any attention to. The new one is bright and colorful and will attract attention. It is white, with red stripes, and blue railings around the top edge, and a blue top. It reminds you of the American flag. If I could choose which one I would go in to, I would go in to the red one. It will let the people on the boats know where the land is, and lead them to land. The new one has bright yellow to show the light that is coming out. For some reason, the old one doesn't have any different color to show that light is coming out."
Stephen L. Bening
Rachel L. Bening
From: dreadwarriors [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 7:08 AM
To: Stephen Bening
Subject: building on THE ROCK....
At 3:33 i was awakened out of a very sound sleep with three profound images. Why all the "3" s ?
It's HIS CALLING CARD...telling how important this is. But i am not really sure if this is for you and me,
or for us and the WPA. For awhile now i have stayed my distance...but because of the relationship THE
MOST HOLY SPIRIT tied us two together has to have a reason beyond my scope and level of understanding
that to be in fellowship with you ties me to those you are ministering to. So once again you will have to
judge whether this goes to anywhere else.
Yesterday you laid yourself before the WPA and all the WWW when you spoke of INTIMACY.....
as i read it several things...threads so to speak...came together and now i understand some things i had wondered about. As i read it the story of the struggles of my dear brother Stephen merged with the awareness
that ABBA was attempting a solid work among those that my brother was ministering to. It was then also
the sort of late but sudden awareness of his "accountability" for that which was placed in his hands....
So i stopped dead in my tracks and read several times what you had shared and waited for THE MOST HOLY
SPIRIT to speak. This has happened....now where do i...we...take it? That answer of course is in your hands.
It took little time to figure out that the issue for the WPA...and any and all believers elsewhere is in a simple
idea the "church" calls "RELATIONSHIP"....which simply describes levels or degrees to most "church types". Earlier i mentioned the term "fellowship"...where we are Stephen. Those who sit together, break bread together,
with common interests goals and purpose....and one scripture rings in my spirit....
16 Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.
17 "They will be mine," says the Lord Almighty, "in the day when I make up my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as in compassion a man spares his son who serves him. 18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.
Funny how ABBA makes HIS CLAIM on WHO HE TREASURES.....and so few christians treasure ABBA as highly.
Again "by their fruits" we will understand and recognize them.
So we who THE MOST HOLY SPIRIT ties together as THOSE WHO FEAR THE LORD....are a BAND OF BROTHERS...
fellow servants...in a "RELATIONSHIP"/"KOINONIA" we accept and enjoy for it pleases ABBA.
But Stephen, none of this has any bearing on what you are trying to share....
Because INTIMACY is between a man/woman and GOD.
Who we fellowship with...where we go to church...what doctrines or rules they have........
does not establish or bear witness to our own level of intimacy with GOD....
or whether there is a relationship between ourselves and our CREATOR....
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 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.
22 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?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer..............
4 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;
5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:
6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
Well Stephen...that was a real roller coaster ride in those simple scriptures....whew......
So here goes.....ABBA said that INTIMACY can be defined by three simple steps....
in that order....now this is an interesting "path".....but that is the KEY...THE NARROW PATH....
Some time ago someone forwarded to me a response from you to someone who was telling the group
that somewhere in the world "saints" were praying 6 hours a day for revival...or something...
and concluded that americans had to do the same in order for GOD to MOVE....
you responded by quoting me saying "if you got nothing better to do"...
or something in that area....
The KEY is to know what is PRAYER? To most it is standing in front of the congregation and sounding
religious. To many it is a "give me" list.....
Y'SHUA said...5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
So why pray if GOD KNOWS EVERYTHING??????
The KEY here is not praying to get something....but to find ABBA FATHER.....who is a SECRET from man.
THE SON shows us to step away...alone...and find THE FATHER through what THE SON TEACHES.....
this is simply COMMUNICATING...TALKING......taking your "precious" time and energy and telling yourself
finding ABBA is more important than anything else.
The TERM "COMMUNION" is a religicisized event which means something different to everyone. All it really
means is to talk with...communicate with....
WOW....here is a flash....COMMUNION is not talking at GOD....but it is a dialog....with both sending and
receiving. PRAYED leads to COMMUNICATION....and then FELLOWSHIP begins...and intimacy..............
Stephen, i can not go much farther and describe levels of intimacy....that is not what ABBA has in mind.
But let me share the three images in the order they came....
First i was standing on a little hill across from a great castle. Around me were forests and as i walked
towards the castle there were meadows filled with long, lush grass and wild flowers scattered all over.
In these meadows were clumps of sheep safely grazing. Every now and then i passed a person watching
ABBA'S SHEEP. And every now and then a sheepdog would come up and sniff at me.
Where the meadows ended i climbed a low stone wall that separated the meadows from the fields of
wheat and barley, corn and other stuff i did not recognize.
As i came to the road that entered the castle gate i saw grape arbors filled with grapes and i realized this
is how things should be.
Then i entered the castle wall and all around me where people bustling around doing whatever they are
supposed to do. Several said "hello", some waved and nodded to me, all smiled. Over to the side i noticed
many small children at play. Maybe tag...whatever. But as i approached the GREAT HOUSE i saw benches where
children large and small sat as a teacher went through lessons. I stopped to listen but could not make out
what was being said. The children were attentive and hearing, but i was not. Accepting this i stepped away
and headed toward the DOOR to the GREAT HOUSE.
As i came to the DOOR i heard that SWEET GENTLE VOICE say "STOP and LOOK"....
I turned around and could see out the gate to the VINEYARD, the FIELDS, and the MEADOWS. The "path"
or "route" i had walked was interesting. It was not land, but a narrow RIVER....
and i had to laugh....it went from THE GATE through the land slowly widening as it hit the far forest.
From THE FOREST i saw THE TREES planted along the RIVER....
all really one image...
And inside the CASTLE were SERVANTS and children and STUDENTS....
and i heard a shout and suddenly looked up at the BATTLEMENTS....
and i saw a very familiar figure astride the WALL with MEN at set intervals vigilant and sober.
As i bowed to THE CAPTAIN, my CAPTAIN,.... HE WAVED and pointed to the GREAT DOOR.
someone was expecting me.......
As the GREAT DOOR(S) OPENED i realized once again i had gone through the levels one by one.
Three levels of images....and i was expected. As i passed through the FOYER i passed several
servants who took my cloak, exchanged my boots for slippers and helped me wipe the dust off and
make me presentable. I thanked all who seemed very happy that i had "gotten there"...
just a feeling...
once "proper" i was escorted by several servants to a threshold of a large room. i immediately thought
"library" and in the room in one of several chairs sat ABBA. no one entered with me and i walked in and
knelt at HIS FEET. Immediately i was in dog form and HE rubbed my head and scratched behind my ears.
He talked to me in that first WONDERFUL VOICE i heard so long ago. As i licked HIS HANDS i remembered that
this was HIS IMAGE OF WORSHIP. So i was amazed when HE began to lift me off the ground and set me
in HIS LAP.....not a typical place for a 150+ pound field dog....but again i changed...
now i was a child and we began to TALK together. Simple stuff...wonderful stuff...but everything about
ABBA is WONDERFUL...
after awhile ABBA LEANED over and caught hold of a chair and pulled it over to touch the arm of HIS CHAIR.
HE kissed me on the forehead and held me up in the air smiling. as HE SAT me in the chair i was once more an
ADULT and i felt for a second time a "loss" when HE LEANED towards me and i leaned towards HIM.
"WHICH IS BETTER MY SON? TO BE MY DOG, MY CHILD, OR MY SON. ONE OF SO MANY WHO PLEASE ME
i had no reply Stephen. All speak of intimacy, of relationship, but at levels and each level has accountability
implied to it. Now i mentioned at the beginning about 3 images and wrote about one encounter with ABBA.
But in this one "encounter" there were like THE TABERNACLE three stages. THE INNER COURT, THE HOLY
PLACE, and THE HOLY OF HOLIES. Seeing that in about 28-29 days we again come to the time where one
man would enter THE HOLY OF HOLIES, the images are not minor to me.
Stephen, ABBA said many things to me about many subjects. You and the WPA are one of the areas i am
to be involved. Exactly how i am not all that sure right now. Maybe that is up to you...
So here is something about ABBA from ABBA...it is interesting....
"SON, UNDERSTAND THAT SIMPLE AWARENESS IS NOT INTIMACY. BUT LACK OF INTIMACY ON A PERSON'S
PART DOES NOT NEGATE MY CONCERNS ABOUT THEM OR FOR THEM. I AM INTIMATELY AWARE OF ALL OF
MY CREATION. I KNOW EVERY LILY AND EVERY WEED. I KNOW EVERY SHEEP AND EVERY GOAT. I ALSO
KNOW EVERY WOLF AND EVERY DEMON THAT DRIVES SAID WOLF AGAINST MY SHEEP."
"MANY HAVE SHARED ABOUT LEARNING THE PLOTS AND TRICKS THE ENEMY HAS EMPLOYED IN THIS LAST
DAY. WHY WOULD IT MATTER IF MAN SEEKS ME AND WE ARE IN COVENANT RELATIONSHIP? THOSE WHO
ARE IN COVENANT WITH ME TRUST ME AND OBEY. THE FACT SO VERY FEW ARE NOT IN OPEN COVENANT
WITH ME NEED NOT CONCERN YOU OR ANYONE ELSE. ALL I REQUIRE IS OBEDIENCE. A HARD THING FOR
SO MANY. IMPOSSIBLE FOR ALL WHO EITHER WILL NOT OR CAN NOT HEAR MY VOICE. MANY STRIVE EACH
AND EVERY DAY WITH MY SPIRIT WHO BRINGS CONTENTION AND CONVICTION TO THOSE WHO TRY TO
HARDEN THEIR OWN HEARTS. BE FULLY AWARE THAT THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE SO HARDENED AGAINST
MY TENDER SPIRIT AND MY DESIRES FOR THEM THAT I HAVE TURNED THEM OVER TO A REPROBATE SPIRIT
WHICH THEY PREFERRED OVER ME AND MY GRACE."
"OF SUCH TAKE NO CONCERN, FOR THEY HAVE BEEN BOUND FOR THE FIRE. BUT YOUR CONCERN SON ARE
FOR THOSE CHILDREN MEN HAVE HINDERED FROM COMING TO ME. MANY HAVE BEEN TAUGHT ERROR WHILE
MANY HAVE BEEN KEPT IN DARKNESS BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEIR PASTORS AND TEACHERS.
FOR RELIGION IS AN UGLY THING IN AND OF ITSELF. LIES AND DECEPTIONS FLOURISH LONG AND WELL
WHEN TRUTH IS KEPT OUT. SUCH TREES FILL THE SKIES AND DRAW TO IT BIRDS OF DEFILEMENT AND
PERVERSION. JUST REMEMBER SOME TREES GROW FASTER THAN OTHERS."
"SO JUDGE EACH TREE BY IT'S FRUIT. JUDGE EACH MAN BY HIS WORKS, HIS WORDS, AND HIS CHARACTER.
GRAPES DO NOT GROW ON THORN BUSHES. AND I HAVE TAUGHT YOU WELL THAT NOT ALL THE GRAPES THAT
COME FROM MY VINE SHOULD BE EITHER TOUCHED OR TASTED. TRUST ME AND I WILL TELL YOU WHICH
BRANCH WILL BE PRUNED AND WHICH TREE WILL BE CUT DOWN. NO MAN CAN MAKE THAT DECISION FOR
I OWN ALL THE TREES AND ALL THE CATTLE AND ALL THE SHEEP. I PLANTED MY VINE AND IT IS I WHO
So Stephen, that is what i was told to share specifically for/with you....
ABBA specifically said to "judge" each man. and gave 3 areas to be looked at. So warning people about
people who's words are false, their works are off, and their "character" is questionable is not the same as
"chopping them down". reminds me of this thing ADAM was told...do not eat...but SATAN said "touch"....
now even an old dog like me can figure if you never touch something ya won't eat it...but SATAN's ploy
was to bring THE WORD into question and DEBATE....when we argue what GOD said, meant, implied we
ignore the images of ""IT IS WRITTEN""....
Stephen, the sun is coming up...and i got a list of things from HIM last night.
so hang in their brother...
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