MorningStar Prophetic Bulletin-2005 by Rick Joyner

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For treatest explinkle was niritual revolo see.f the greatr we are reantify this phas beent question,it is obvioue fulfilled. E   e to pass asured out of portant parthe closing obraced “replwever, I hal. Their purp LLETI   . w yearsose whooits evert that hetion hasuestionslly at theriod withthe re-mark thethat theen so, itwell. Soere? Orthis ageacemente just asoses are   N    MorningStar Prophetic Bulletins - 2005 472   actually unified at the end, the emergence of  “one new man,” as the apostle Paul proclaimed it (seeEphesians 2:15).It will take great humility for either the church or Israel to see the purpose of the other. However, Godgives His grace to the humble. The grace for us to accomplish our purpose at the end will need to bethe greatest in which the church or Israel has ever walked. Therefore, we will also need some of thegreatest humility that we have ever walked in so that we can receive God’s grace. Just as King David perceived the “Age of Grace” a thousand years before it came, and lived in it then,and by this became a prophecy of what was to come, we, too, are called to live in the age to come—now! We are called to live by the powers of the age to come and grow in them. We have noalternative but to become much closer to the Lord by the end of this year than we are now. We mustgrow in faith, love, joy, peace, patience... We must also grow in the power to demonstrate these to theworld, which is going to be increasingly desperate for them. The Great Sign  The greatest sign of the end of the age will be the church becoming what she was created to be, whilewalking in all she is called to walk in. She will become a bride worthy of the King, without spot orwrinkle, passionately in love with the Lord, and full of love for one another. She will likewise walk inunprecedented power, doing the works that the Lord did and even greater ones just as He promised(see John 14:12). When we see the church becoming like the Lord, and doing the works that He did,then the end will truly be near. This year will be a year for some of the most rapid spiritual growth that the church has experiencedsince the beginning. We saw many great miracles in past years, but we are about to see muchgreater ones. However, the reason we see miracles is because we need them. Even so, it will beworth it to get closer to the Lord and to see His kingdom coming. Never forget that when we see thesethings happening, it is the time to look up and rejoice because our redemption is drawing near! The recent earthquake and tsunamis that struck so many countries in the Indian Ocean are taxing thewhole world’s relief efforts. In the loss of human lives, it will go down as one of the worst naturaldisasters in human history. These disasters and the others which will be coming do have propheticsignificance that we need to understand and are highlighted in a crucial prophecy for our times in Joshua 3:3-4, 14-17: “When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God with the Levitical priests carryingit, then you shall set out from your place and go after it.   However, there shall be between you and it a distance of about 2,000 cubits by measure. Donot come near it, that you may know the way by which you shall go, for you have not passedthis way before.”   So it came about when the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan with the priestscarrying the ark of the covenant before the people,   and when those who carried the ark came into the Jordan, and the feet of the priests carryingthe ark were dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks all the daysof harvest),    MorningStar Prophetic Bulletins - 2005 473   that the waters which were flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a greatdistance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were flowing downtoward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. So the people crossedopposite Jericho.    And the priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in themiddle of the Jordan while all Israel crossed on dry ground, until all the nation had finishedcrossing the Jordan.  In Scripture, the Jordan River often represents death, which is why both Jesus and John the Baptistbaptized there. The Jordan River also empties into the Dead Sea. There was a reason why the Lordcommanded the ark of the covenant to be carried across the Jordan “about 2,000 cubits” ahead of the rest of the people. The ark represents Jesus and the cubits represent years. This was a propheticstatement that the Lord would pass through death to His Promised Land “about” 2,000 years beforethe rest of His people. The Lord said that “...the harvest is the end of the age...” (Matthew 13:39), and we read in Joshua3:15 that “...the Jordan overflows all its banks all the days of harvest...”  This speaks of how deathwill be overflowing all of its banks all of the days of the harvest, which is the end of the age. Becauseof this we can expect such natural and human disasters to increase during the coming times.As all of the Lord Jesus’ own prophecies concerning these times make very clear, we are coming tothe greatest times of trouble the world has ever known. However, the good news is, if we have builtour lives on the kingdom which cannot be shaken, we will not only survive what is coming, but we willbe building in the midst of it. This is actually the time when the church is going to cross over and beginto possess its Promised Land. Even so, death will be all around us, overflowing “all of its banks.” Forthis reason we must learn to keep functioning and pressing ahead, even when a thousand fall on oneside and ten thousand on the other.In Joshua 3:16 we are told that the waters of the Jordan “…were flowing down from above stoodand rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam…”  This could have been translated thatthe waters of the Jordan “were rolled back all the way to Adam.” It was no accident that this little townwas named “Adam,” just as there are no accidents at all in Scripture. This was a prophecy that whenGod’s people begin to pass through this baptism in the Jordan, we will begin possessing all of thepromises of God that we are called to inherit, and death will be rolled back all the way to Adam! Thismeans that all of the death that was the consequence of the Fall will be reversed. The purpose of thecoming kingdom is to reverse and restore the whole earth from all of the consequences of the fall of man.For now we must prepare ourselves for increasing great natural and manmade disasters as we getcloser to the end of this age. We will need to learn to cope with death all around us and keep onpressing ahead. Just as no general can be successful if he is overly concerned about casualties, we,too, will have to learn to cope with death. We will even have to send forth missions and missionarieswho we know will not return, not being overly given to grieving or mourning the dead, in order to savethe living from an even greater, eternal disaster.Israel’s inheritance was the land, and they dispossessed the people who were on it. Our inheritance,which is also the Lord’s, is the people. Even though the Jordan will be overflowing its banks and deathwill be all around us, the power of His indestructible life will be flowing through us to reap the greatestharvest that the world has ever known. We must not sleep or be distracted while the treasure of theearth is ripe for reaping.  MorningStar Prophetic Bulletins - 2005 474   Victory Over Death Baptism is a ritual performed to emphasize an important spiritual reality. One of the great and tragicmistakes of historic Christianity since the third century has been to substitute rituals for the realitiesthat they represented. The ritual of baptism was meant to convey the commitment on the part of theone baptized— that they would die to themselves to live to Christ. After the third century, one could bebaptized in place of living the crucified life, removing the life and power of the cross from the church. You can dunk someone in the water all day and not have them partake of the death, or resurrection,of Jesus. There is nothing magical about the water. The power is in the crucified life. The baptism isperformed as a commitment to live the crucified life in order that we might also be resurrected withChrist as we read in Romans 6:4-5: Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that as Christwas raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.   For if we have become UNITED with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall be alsoin the likeness of His resurrection (emphasis mine).We must note here that in this text there is no mention of water  ! This is not speaking of water baptism,but of what water baptism represents— the crucified life. As Paul further conveyed in Romans6:5: “For if we become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall be alsoin the likeness of His resurrection.”  What did the Lord mean when He stated the following? “I have come to cast fire upon the earth;and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed Iam until it is accomplished!” (Luke 12:49-50) Was the baptism that was distressing Him simplyimmersion in water? Of course not. He was referring to His impending crucifixion. That crucifixion isalso the meaning of our baptism. Jesus was likewise referring to the baptism into His crucifixion when James and John asked to beseated on His right and left in the kingdom. He said, “You do not know what you are asking for. Are you able to drink of the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I ambaptized?” (Mark 10:38).  It is a basic spiritual principle that death is the path to life in Christ. We are called to live now by thepower and authority of the resurrected life of Christ, but by its very definition one cannot experience aresurrection without first experiencing a death. To be baptized with His baptism is to be conformed tothe purpose of His death, the laying down of our own lives for the sake of others.When the church reduced the truth of the crucified life to a mere ritual, this robbed the Lord of ourconsecration, the church of its salvation, and stole from the world the power of the gospel. There aremany Scriptures that make the meaning of this very clear. The following are just a few of them, whichI encourage you to read carefully as their importance is literally life and death: For if we died with Him we shall also live with Him;   if we endure, we shall also reign with Him… (II Timothy 2:11-12).   The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God,  
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