THE RAPTURE GENERATION (4): SPACE EXPLORATION IN AN HOUR OF A GLOBAL SIEGE.
020820E: THE RAPTURE GENERATION (4): SPACE EXPLORATION IN AN HOUR OF A GLOBAL SIEGE.
Preacher: Pastor L.T. Mutasa
Scriptures: Luke 19:41-43; Joshua 6:1; Genesis 11:1-9; Isaiah 14:12-13.
Praise be to God. Blessed be the Name of the Lord. We would like to welcome the saints this wonderful Sunday in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, trusting everybody is happy to be in the house of the Lord and that we have all come under expectation to hear from the Lord.
We certainly deem it a grand privilege to be back in the house of the Lord again. This is the only place we can find comfort and refuge in a time of turmoil.
I’m glad to be surrounded by people who have caught the vision of the hour. In this season, many are backsliding. The nest is being stirred and there is a shaking happening.
The target in all the economic and social turmoil that the world is going through is the Bride. It’s important that you identify yourself with some Bible character, like Daniel who stood firm with the Word in the midst of trials.
We are not here to follow the pattern of the world. We’re supposed to know and stand with what we have believed. You must study closely and see if the enemy is not creeping in to pervert your life as a believer.
Don’t forget, it’s never about the Pastor or the Church, but the Word which you have heard. That Word is still alive. As Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, the Bride also doesn’t change, so consider your ways.
Ministering either, through singing or preaching is an opportunity to express your conviction and I believe everybody is doing it as unto the Lord.
My last sermon was THE RAPTURE GENERATION (3): SPACE TO REPENT, showing the season that we’re living in, that it’s not the season to play, but a season for preparation. The Bible shows us how the filthy are going to remain filthy, not because God will not give them space to repent, but as free moral agents, men will choose to remain in sin.
The Americans sent their rover, Perseverance, to Mars a couple of days ago. China also sent their own rover to Mars a couple of weeks ago. Now, as Brother Branham spoke in COUNTDOWN, these scientific achievements are a forerunner of God’s spiritual achievements.
I’m going to be speaking on THE RAPTURE GENERATION (4): SPACE EXPLORATION IN AN HOUR OF A GLOBAL SIEGE. When you don’t understand the foundation of something, you will not be able to understand when it will end and how it will affect you.
Sometimes when people celebrate you, you compromise and weaken your guard, as a preacher, musician, etc., but the Lord Jesus, in the very same hour that He had the triumphant entry into Jerusalem, He did not compromise when He entered into the temple, but He beat the money changers and traders out.
Luke 19:42 “saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.” ~ The Lord Jesus was showing that the people (Jews) did not recognise their visitation.
Many times God speaks and people don’t realise that He is answering their prayers because He always does it in simplicity.
Luke 19:43 “For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,”
Jesus was showing them AD70, when Jerusalem would be compassed about by armies (General Titus and his soldiers). That was a siege.
The time of their visitation was the time of John the Baptist and they missed it as they did not recognise him to be the Voice of one crying in the wilderness. They also went on to miss Christ whom John was forerunning and completed the missing of their visitation by failing to recognise Christ in His Bride, the early (first or Ephesian) Church.
Because they missed their visitation, they also failed to embrace their peace hence the siege in AD70. They had also failed to repent when the Voice of God went forth through John the Baptist, Christ, and the early Church.
The same thing is happening again today. The Bride is a part of the Visitation of this day. By failing to recognise the Elijah of Malachi 4:5, this generation has also failed to recognise the revealed Christ and the Bride.
The grace period of two weeks before General Titus besieged Jerusalem in AD70, was a time when the Jews were supposed to repent and run for their lives. Those who were inside were supposed to come out and those who were outside were not supposed to go in but flee to the mountains.
Joshua 6:1 “Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.” ~ a siege is a military operation in which the enemy surrounds a city or building, cutting off essential supplies in order to force those inside to surrender.
That’s what happened in 2 Kings 2:6 and in AD70 (Luke 19) at that’s the same thing we are looking at in the book of Joshua. This is the status that we have today.
The global siege began in the dark ages (Thyatira) through this age when Jezebel has been given space to repent.
Religion, politics and economics combined into the pale horse and its rider, death. The modern day word for “siege” is “sanctions”, when a particular state, group or individuals are put under political and economic restrictions.
Right now, the global siege is on, churches have been shut and make-believers are starving because religious gatherings have been restricted, but we the Bride are not hungry children. We operate better under the squeeze, harsh circumstances, because that’s where the Third Pull comes into full swing and we show what we have believed and laid inside of us all these years.
But for the entire world, there is a siege. What was outside the church cannot go back inside and what was inside cannot come out.
Economies are crumbling and all part of the siege, leading to a union a one world order. The source of this global siege is hidden to many, but it is the Vatican.
Genesis 11:1-9 ~ Here we see people speaking one language in a false unity. They had an ambition to build a tower using man-made ways in a man-made unity.
These Babylonians under Nimrod wanted to build a tower to escape from the judgments of God. The papacy (pope) is the antitype of Nimrod. That is why the pope is trying to unite all religions into one global religion.
During the reformation which started with Luther, God came down and changed the language, Luther broke loose from the Catholic and so did the rest of the Protestant and Pentecostal churches.
Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
They are trying to unite the world under one religion, political power and economy through use of the global siege. In the quest of that, we are having space exploration where it’s all about going above others (competition).
This space exploration has nothing to do with God. It’s man trying to achieve what he cannot achieve without God.
62-0909M – COUNTDOWN
98 Somebody told me, said, “You had a dream, Brother Branham, when you seen that place.” I never had no dream. I was standing up there looking down where I was laying on the bed. I might have been dreaming on the bed, but I was up here looking down at myself. See? Oh, He just give me a little astronaut ride that morning, show me where to go to. And it shows that your radar will point it out, exactly where it’s at. Now, it isn’t me, it’s Him. It’s your spirit in you believing that Message, and it’s the Holy Ghost standing here where I’m at, and you believe it like that and it contacts; and here it comes right back, your answer. Astronaut! Amen. Oh, how wonderful! Yes, sir.
99 Great, science has done a great thing. And, you know, they’ve done it so great until they’re getting scared of theirselves. That’s right. They got so much greatness till they’re afraid of theirselves. You know, they said here about two years ago, it was “three minutes before midnight.” They’re scared. What are they doing? Now, man has been able, after his natural in a natural astronaut, now he’s been able to achieve this astronaut. And he thinks now that when Russia ever starts to blow this country up, or some other country, he’s going to sail off to the moon.
100 I seen the little cutest thing the other day, it really was cute. There was two little Indians standing, talking to one another, little potbellies, you know, like that, and a feather up behind their head, and just shaking one another’s hand, patting one another. Said, “Bro’der, we’ll soon have the country back to ourself, white man’s going to the moon.” Said, “We’ll soon have our country back again. White man’s going over on the moon, so we’ll have our own country again.” It’s all right.
101 Oh, now they’re all wanting to make a whole lot of these astronaut cans so they can get into it. And the—the atomic age comes, they’re going to bust up the world, they just pull this and all go over on the moon, taking a trip to the moon, and have it all over with, and so they’ll just make them
another economy on the moon. They ain’t going to get there. I don’t
believe, with all my heart, they’ll ever get there. See?
[REV. WILLIAM MARRION BRANHAM]
Yes, they are trying to go to Mars, but Brother Branham says they are not going to succeed to put another civilisation there. As God did with the people at the tower of Babel when He came down and disturbed everything, and also came down to confound the Catholic system and the denominations during the years of reformation (through Luther and Wesley), before they have another economy and civilisation on Mars, God will destroy everything according to Revelation 19.
There is a feeling in the air, of changing worlds, changing planets and it is this divine feeling which is griping the scientists in an hour of a global siege. They want to go to outer space by science, not by faith.
There are true astronauts that must rise in this generation, a people with soberness, a people with unction. You cannot remain earthbound.
A believer getting inspiration from the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life shows that they are not in the Rapture Season.
Space exploration is also connected to the need for nations to monitor and spy on each other, which is called surveillance. That’s why when the Russians put a sputnik into space, the Americans were scared.
In 2 Kings, Elisha the prophet of God provided divine surveillance for Israel. The Elijah of Malachi 4 came to give us divine surveillance in this last generation.
The Bride has all the solutions that the world is looking for.
The denominations have failed to see the Bride because they missed Elijah and because of that, they shall be persecuted and hunted down like dogs (during the great tribulation).
What we are seeing right now is the destruction of the church world. There will come a time when this siege will tighten, but in that hour, Daniel (the Bride) will be Raptured.
2 Corinthians 5:1 “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” ~ Another planet for you is that heavenly body. As the Bride of Christ, let your focus be on eternal things.
Elon Musk is a type of you, a true spiritual scientist. Are you ready for the final countdown? Can you hear your theophany calling you?
These guys who are planning to go to Mars are hard-working. They are studying and you too must work hard, consecrating yourself.
Enoch knew he was about to go. Elijah knew he was about to go. Jesus knew He was about to go. Even the Bride knows when she is going. Your place is amongst the stars, not in the natural or scientific way, but in the spiritual way.