A COSTLY PERFUME
Sept 24th, 2007
Scribe: Priscilla Van Sutphin
Rev 6:9-11 NKJV Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs
When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" 11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.
Rev 17:4-8 AMP
4 The woman was robed in purple and scarlet and bedecked with gold, precious stones, and pearls, [and she was] holding in her hand a golden cup full of the accursed offenses and the filth of her lewdness and vice. [Jer 51:7.] 5 And on her forehead there was inscribed a name of mystery [with a secret symbolic meaning]: Babylon the great, the mother of prostitutes (idolatresses) and of the filth and atrocities and abominations of the earth.
6 I also saw that the woman was drunk, [drunk] with the blood of the saints (God's people) and the blood of the martyrs [who witnessed] for Jesus. And when I saw her, I was utterly amazed and wondered greatly.
7 But the angel said to me, Why do you wonder? I will explain to you the [secret symbolic meaning of the] mystery of the woman, as well as of the beast having the seven heads and ten horns that carries her. 8 The beast that you saw [once] was, but [now] is no more, and he is going to come up out of the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and proceed to go to perdition. And the inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been recorded in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world will be astonished when they look at the beast, because he [once] was, but [now] is no more, and he is [yet] to come. [Dan 7:3.]
perdition: NT:684 apoleia (ap-o'-li-a); from a presumed derivative of NT:622; ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal): KJV - damnable (-nation), destruction, die, perdition, perish, pernicious ways, waste.
Martyr: NT:3144 martus (mar'-toos); of uncertain affinity; a witness (literally [judicially] or figuratively [genitive case]); by analogy, a "martyr": KJV - martyr, record, witness.
Matt 23:31-35 NKJV "Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers' guilt. 33 Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell? 34 Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, 35 that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
James 5:1-6 NKJV Rich Oppressors Will Be Judged
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. 4 Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. 5 You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you.
“Have I not told you that those who kill you would think they do God a favor ? Have I not told you that those of your own house would turn you in, being your enemies ? Have I not told you that if they persecuted ME, they will also persecute you? Have I not told you that those who are not My friends will persecute those who are My friends ? Have I not told you, that those who pretend to be Mine will be the very ones to deliver you up to death ? You will be hunted down and persecuted for MY name’s sake because if they hated ME, so they will hate you and destroy you.
My glory will be poured out, but at a great COST. Harvest will come, but at a great cost in AMERICA and in the world. All over the world My people are being hated and reviled. Do not think that it will be different for you, for it is written that the just will be murdered in this hour.
If you love your life, you will lose it. If you hate your life, you will find it. YOUR LIFE IS IN ME. I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.
HE WHO HAS ME HAS ETERNAL LIFE. HE SHALL NEVER DIE.
THOUGH THEY KILL YOUR FLESH, YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER WITH ME, FOR TO LIVE IS CHRIST, TO DIE IS GAIN.
Shake off the lethargy ! Shake off the complacency and apathy that surrounds you and speak to MY PEOPLE. Speak to your neighbors. Speak to those I point you to. Speak what I tell you to speak, and do NOT cower in the fear of man. Do not despise persecution, for I tell you he who suffers with me WILL SHARE IN MY GLORY. Though they try, they cannot kill you until I SAY your time is up. SO WHAT HAVE YOU TO FEAR ?
DO YOU THINK YOU CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE ? ESCAPES FROM DEATH BELONG TO GOD ALONE ! JESUS ALONE HOLDS THE KEYS TO DEATH AND HELL. Do not be afraid of he who persecutes you. REJOICE, and stand when I tell you to stand. SAY what I lead you to say, for the Spirit will give you utterance in this hour. I WILL SHAKE THE EARTH with MY ARMY !
I will glorify My bride as she goes forth bearing seed for sowing. I will glorify her in her suffering and in her witness for ME. READY YOUR HEART for union with ME, that in that hour, you will be able to STAND without fear and without shame. I AM WITH YOU UNTIL THE END.
NOTHING will separate you from My love. My power will be magnified in vessels of gold. I am bringing you forth as gold and you will shine like diamonds as I display My power in you, as you go through the gates of glory.
Just as the first martyrs glorified ME in their suffering, and just as those in China have glorified ME in their suffering, and have been brought back to life, many who die, will arise again, by MY power, and be a witness as Lazarus was. But as Lazarus, those who wanted to kill ME, wanted to kill HIM because he was EVIDENCE of who I was ! Those who raise the dead, and those who are raised will be hated, and sought after to destroy, as I put you on display MY glorious bride.
I will make the way of escape for MANY. But also many will die in this hour bringing GLORY to My name, and bringing forth more souls than you can imagine. The church is built on the blood of the prophets and apostles. Have you not learned yet, the truth of this matter ? Life will never be the same again My beloveds. The hour is at hand for My return. Do not hold on to the things of this world. For nothing in this world can be compared to the glory of the Son. Know that in this hour, the VICTORY is MINE. You will do GREAT EXPLOITS IN MY NAME. Come to ME, that I might fill you will all you need in this hour. WORSHIP ME in the beauty of holiness, for I AM LONGING TO BE ONE WITH MY BRIDE.
Ps 116:15 NKJV Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.
1 John 2:15-17 NKJV Do Not Love the World
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world , the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.