*Editors Note: If you are not familiar with Spiritual Warfare – it’s imperative you become familiar with it. Although there are times I forget this, that does not change the reality of the Spiritual battle we are ALL facing. The enemy is subtle in the tactics used against The Body of Christ and we are still in the middle of an invisible war…whether or not we’ve had our Spiritual eyes opened. (2 Kings 6:17)
If you have found this blog/post, know that it is NOT an accident.
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Proverbs 25:2 (KJV)
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
BEGINNING OF MESSAGE
Although this blog post was written more than 3.5 years ago – I have learned much about our God in the days since The Spirit compelled me to write it.
1 John 4:1 tells us to test The Spirit of any word we are given. While the meaning of the message behind “Smelling Smoke” remains unchanged – I am urged by The Spirit with a humble and contrite heart to return and update it.
I have heard people say that the only thing necessary to read and apply is the New Testament and that The Old Testament isn’t as important. In the time I have spent reading and studying The Word, I have discovered this is neither sage advice and at the very least implies ignorance in thought and at worst an Anti-Christ Spirit.
As far as I’m concerned, there would be no New Testament without The Old Testament. We would not have Yahshua had God not Created in Genesis one and two.
It would seem likely that anyone who negates the Old Testament does not have The Spirit of Prophecy. Upon further study, I realized that Prophecy in The Word actually begins in Genesis and the result is what culminates in The Book of Revelation.
The Holy Spirit has since re-directed my study to better understand the first five books of The Old Testament and they are pivotal to the rest of scripture.
5/5/19: I am prompted by The Spirit to mention – the numbers of people who are seeking answers via internet search engines as to WHY you might be “smelling smoke” has been increasing with a VERY significant uptick in the last 12-18 months. If you are smelling smoke – it seems you are NOT alone…or rather, WE are not alone. Thank you for seeking answers with me.
I am and have been smelling the scent of smoke for some time. It has been going on, sporadically, over the last three years, though I don’t recall exactly when that started. the intensity was enormous. My eyes might water and I would feel a scratchiness in my throat. Over the years, the intensity has eased. Oftentimes I now wonder if I am Smelling the Smoke again because someone might be reading this message! 🙂
When I initially inquired of other Christian bloggers about this “phenomenon” several suggested that I write a blog post about it because other’s were smelling it, too!
It’s just a guess on my part, but the average person would probably be tempted to say, “Hey…it’s just someone burning something outside or a neighbor’s fireplace or a wildfire somewhere.” I thought the same thing too, at first….
There were a couple things that made this phenomenon unusual to me. First, I only smelled it inside – when I did step outside to make sure something wasn’t on fire nearby…I smelled nothing.
The sky was clear and blue. The air was clean. I could breathe in deeply and not identify a “whisp” of it outside.
The weird part is, NO ONE ELSE around me smells it. I do not smoke. My clothes do not smell of smoke.
I finally did the only thing that made sense – I took this to God in prayer.
Me: Lord, for days now I’ve been smelling something like smoke. I don’t know why. I don’t smell it outdoors. Though it comes on softly, it magnifies so that it takes over my olfactory senses, makes my eyes burn and water and even an itchy sore throat with mild burning and a mild cough. I don’t feel sick though. What does this mean?”
He wasted no time with the Revelation.
I am providing you with a supernatural indication of my grief and the destruction that is coming. What you are smelling is (by The Power of the Spirit) the impending smoke of destruction from the Seal Judgements as mentioned in Revelation 8:4-5. My Flock needs to understand that The Great I AM is not bound by time. I work outside of the Time-Space Continuum with which you are accustomed. (2 Peter 3:8)
My heart grieves for what has happened to man and to woman, with the increasing depravity of this sin-filled world. Though I made YOU in My Image…your world is now teetering on an uneven balance scale. The timetable for The End of The Age nears. DO NOT BE CAUGHT UNAWARES. Now is the time to stop the descent into further spiritual corruption for what you lack – by renewing YOUR MIND in MY WORD.
Rather than taking the time to Seek ME (YHWH) in the quiet and stillness – most of mankind still seeks their next “thrill”…through worldy pursuits; be it sports, movies/music, food, cars, drugs/alcohol and other lusts of the flesh.
Though I have continued to beckon, the people have chosen to continue in their ways as the prodigal son of Luke 15. I admonish you to begin seeking The Truth of The Logos as the Judgements are unsealed….
The smoke each of you is smelling serves as a DOUBLE WARNING:
First, it is a warning of MY promised destruction against those Nations, Tribes and Tongues that do not adhere to the Commandments of Exodus 20 and
SECOND – that those who are following MY Path (the narrow road) WILL themselves, lose their life to save it.
If you reject me, – you are (indirectly) rejecting the Holy Spirit (Ishshah). Rejection of the Spirit is regarded as Blasphemy and is considered unforgivable.
If you DO ACCEPT me, the Smoke you are smelling is the Presence of The Holy Spirit SEEKING to purify you. If you are willing, allow The Holy Spirit to CLEANSE you!
Submit yourself to my Ruach Hakodesh (Ishshah: Fire of Testing) and ask/pray to be counted worthy … (Luke 21:36)
I AM THE Living God. But you have an adversary who desires to cause your defeat.
If you are living and breathing right now, there is no gray area. You HAVE to decide between Living in Paradise or Hell. You ultimately make the decision about your eternal destiny.
What does that mean?
People do not believe that I Am who I say I Am. Who Do you say I AM?
People do not believe my Word is Truth. Do you believe what my Scriptures say? Are you ready to STAND based on the Promises I have told you about in my WORD?
Grace is about to be “tested” of her Faith in God’s Promises. Each of you reading this now – has either BEEN Tested, IS being tested or WILL BE tested. And this is because you are alive and walking this earth. You are officially in a Spiritual War. Even if you didn’t ask for it – and don’t WANT to be in it. By Default…you are here. But you are not alone and you NEED to know this – Jesus Christ is with YOU. Watch this next scene:
“Somebody is always going to be offended.” Yes, Jesus told us this would happen (Luke 17:1). This is because of the enmity of Genesis 3. And even though Jesus gained the Victory for us at Calvary – now we have to KNOW what Jesus said during his Ministry in response to those who walked in opposition to him.
It is by Jesus Words and Actions that we “walk the walk” and “talk the talk.”
Ask God to help YOU OPEN your Spiritual Eyes and see the world for what it is – for this discernment is vital.
You must understand that Darkness will use whatever measures (our weaknesses) as tactics to intimidate us and simultaneously twist the Truth of Scripture to fit the framework of The Strong delusion. But here is the GOOD news. The Light repels the darkness.
We now stand at the precipice of Time and Timelessness; having been told within The Word of God that as the hours move forward things will begin to happen in the earth (in divers places). (Matthew 24:7)
It is for this reason that we have been told that in order to endure what is ahead EACH of US must pick up our cross. We do this IN ORDER to be SAVED from the hour of tribulation. (Matthew 16:24-27)
PRE-TRIB / Mid-Trib / Post Trib
There is much speculation about a teaching among the worldy “churches” regarding the Pre-tribulation rapture. Most people rely on Matthew 24 in regards to this .
The arguments abound regarding “Pre-Trib,” “Post Trib” and “Mid-Trib.” I will admit that I read almost the whole series of Left Behind Books and saw the movies. A fellow Berean once told me not to hold too tightly to the doctrine of The Left Behind themes. What that meant is – instead of listening to Man’s interpretation of God’s Word…take the time to READ God’s Word for yourself and KNOW within your HEART and MIND Yahushua’s TRUTH.
The more I have studied the Greek and Hebrew of The Word of God, and begun to really READ The Old Testament – it is becoming more clear that The Lord’s Harpazo (what the world calls “rapture”) is referenced in The Book of Leviticus and is in direct relationship to His Temple – Tabernacle.
Today’s “modern” church will likely be Left Behind – or excluded – from His First Fruits Barley Harvest (The Lord’s Tithe) – or The Harpazo because of something called “Strange Fire”/strange gods. The majority are already riding an ocean current toward “The great falling away…” (2 Thessalonians 2). That being said, I’m under the impression there will be more than one “harvest,” and possibly as many as three.
The most important thing I can do now is plead with you to pick up your Bible and get acquainted with The God of Creation- The God who CREATED YOU!
Time is not endless. And each of you living – here and now has a purpose.
If you are SMELLING SMOKE. The Lord – Our Father is trying to get your attention! The Smoke you are SMELLING (Psalm 68:2) is indicative of The PRESENCE of The HOLY SPIRIT – The Ruach HaKodesh calling to you in the Spirit to REPENT and BE SAVED.
The Smoke of The Lord’s Fire (his “Ishshah”) is identifiable throughout the 1st 5 books and was what guided the Israelites on their journey from Egypt to The Promised Land.
This Smoke you are Smelling is The Lord’s Spiritual Sign calling you to submit to him and (confess your sin) repent. If you do not know what sin(s) you are harboring – or holding onto – Ask The Father for Him to reveal it to you! (Psalm 139:23-24) Pray for him to examine your heart, mind, soul and Spirit….
The Father wants you to know if you are WILLING? Will you ACCEPT Him as Savior? Let him walk you through your HOUR of personal TESTING – TRIALS – TRIBULATION.
The Lord has a plan and purpose, though plans may seem to be delayed, they are not. (Matthew 25)
Just as Ecclesiastes declares that to every season there is a purpose; a SHAKING is forthcoming. The “Smoke” that you are smelling/sensing is my way of showing you IN THE SPIRIT just HOW real what’s to come really WILL BE. The fact that you are SMELLING smoke should confirm to YOU – that YOU MUST get your Spiritual House in order!
EVERYTHING that happens on EARTH must first manifest in The SPIRIT (which is the “invisible” or beyond “the veil”)
Do not Doubt the existence of The Great I AM.
Do not think I do not see what is happening. I created the Earth and everything in it.
Be wise — WAKE UP — Repent.
Seek Me: NOW
I want each of you to know that You have a choice between eternity in HEAVEN & HELL.
How do you know if you will make it to HEAVEN?
HAVE YOU accepted ME?
Have YOU Repented?
The SMOKE you are SMELLING is your
WAKE UP CALL!
YOUR Eternity hangs in the balance. YOU make the ultimate decision.
Hell is real. Many of you are “of this world” and have chosen to postpone really thinking about what’s “beyond the veil” of THIS LIFE.
Whether you want to believe Hell exists or not, is up to you. But I do not want you to end up there. Hell is just as REAL as Heaven.
NOT choosing – is making a decision.
PUTTING off the decision to ACCEPT me IS also actually making a choice; because your days are numbered.
Seek ME = Heaven
Turn your back = Hell
I gave you the privilege of FREE WILL. Chose carefully, chose wisely. I want to share Eternity in Heaven with you.
The theme of this blog is to provide Encouragement & Inspiration for Everyday. I have shared this post because NOW is the time for each of us to take responsibility for our eternal destination.
The Lord has pressed upon me the URGENCY to get this out. This message falls under both categories of Encouragement & Inspiration because whether the “End of Days” happens next week, or decades from now The Lord has told us in His Word that it WILL happen. Study to Shew yourself approved! (2 Timothy 2:15)
BE Encouraged that God has not sent his judgement – yet. But BE INSPIRED to make use of the TIME that is LEFT to turn toward him and ACCEPT his GIFT of GRACE.
Eternity is a very long time. It is not a place you want to spend ANYWHERE but in Heaven. Think carefully about this…
If even one person gives God a chance from this blog, I will have accomplished His purpose.
If you have not been SAVED or have never ACCEPTED Jesus as your Savior: START with this PRAYER:
I pray for your mercy on my soul.
I am a sinner and I need a Savior. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God. That he died on the cross and shed his blood for my sins. I believe Jesus rose from the grave by the power of the Holy Spirit and He sits at the right hand of God
Jesus, I ask that you come into my heart and wash all my sins away. I ask you to send the Holy Spirit to live in me and guide me. I will follow you the rest of my life.
Your Word says that ALL
who seek you will find you.
Help me, Lord. Save me, Change me, make me NEW.
I ask this in the name of my Lord and my Savior, Jesus. Amen.
Be sure to get to know God, a little everyday. Give him just 10 minutes of your time – and read the bible when you wake up. Make this your daily “first fruits.”
The following video is the Testimony of Bill Wiese: It runs about an hour. It is about his visit to hell.
– May The Savior Bless All who visit this page and all associated posts.
Above all things: Clothe yourself with God’s Armor – Eph 6:10-18 – and learn about the Power of Jesus Blood.
May all of God’s Blessings and His protection be yours.
I look forward to Meeting each of you on the other side of the Veil!