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Secrets Revealed

“For nothing is secret,
that shall not be made manifest;
neither anything hid,
that shall not be known and come abroad”
Luke 8:17

The Day of Revelation is upon us. The secrets of people’s lives will no longer be hid within the inner sanctum of their hearts. All things will come to light in this day. “For nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest”.

Ezekiel beheld the idols and wickedness of the Elders of Israel of his day…

“And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up. Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The Lord seeth us not…
Ezekiel 8:11-12

It was in a time of great judgment of God’s people that the wickedness and secrets were revealed. The sin was dark and deep within the hearts of these men of prominence. Not only was the sin revealed but named by the Revelation of God. It is not a day to hide our sin but to forsake all things which would contaminate our hearts in the sight of Him. Paul declares…

“In the day when God shall judge
the secrets of men by Jesus Christ
according to my gospel”
Romans 2:16

We live in a time when the illumination of the Holy Spirit is lacking because of the apathy and neglect of the people of God. In the early Church Paul, speaking to the church at Corinth, testified of those in whom the Spirit of Prophecy was active.

“But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling on his face, he will worship God and declare that God is really among you”
1 Corinthians 14:24-25

How far we have fallen even from the standard of the Church at Corinth which Paul called carnal.

“For while one saith, I am of Paul;
and another, I am of Apollos;
are ye not carnal?”
1 Corinthians 3:4

The power and the light of God’s Glory is returning to His Church and in His penetrating gaze the secrets of all will be revealed. This is the time to find grace to come to His light for His coming is nearer now than when we first believed. It is upon the slothful, the unfaithful and those lacking the fear of the Lord that this day will come and all will be revealed. The Light is growing within the hearts of a new prophetic people who have allowed the “spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning” (Isaiah 4:4) to purge away the filth of their own hearts. It is to such that there will be given insight and wisdom to confront the sin in His house.

Ananias and Sapphira

“And Peter answered unto her, tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. Then Peter said unto her, how is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things”
Acts 5:8-11

It is a false Gospel that preaches any other truth than that of a God who Judges in truth and righteousness. We must prepare our hearts for His Presence in our midst. Let us seek righteousness and holiness to be found pure in the Day of His visitation.

“Gather together, yes, gather,
O shameless nation,
before the decree takes effect
before the day passes away like chaff
before there comes upon you
the burning anger of the Lord,
before there comes upon you
the day of the anger of the Lord.
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land,
who do his just commands;
seek righteousness; seek humility;
perhaps you may be hidden
on the day of the anger of the Lord”
Zephaniah 2:1-3

Brian Troxel
http://www.aword.info

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FOUR WORDS
FOR
AMERICA

“MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN”
DANIEL 5:25

PART TWO

JUDGEMENT BEGINS AT THE HOUSE OF GOD

“For the time is come that judgment
MUST begin at the house of God”
1 PETER 4:17

The judgment of God IS COME to America. She has been weighed and measured and found wanting. Great division and strife will be the outcome. Desolation and burning will be the reward for her ways and her works. God is Holy, He is Pure and Righteous. In order for His righteous judgments to proceed He must begin at His Own House; it would be hypocritical for Him to do otherwise. He must have a purified house before He can rightly judge the world (II Corinthians 10:6).

The “church” of today in America has become worldly and wise with a wisdom that is of the earth. She has forsaken the CALL to be a light unto the world and a revelation of the Living Christ; she has become worldly, trading her heavenly call for a worldly one. Rather than standing in prayer for the nation she has become political, secular and adversarial. She has forsaken the spiritual weapons which are mighty and taken on carnal weapons to fight within the realm of politics and reason. Rather than praying for the leaders of the nation this church has become carnal, contentious and rebellious. The weapons she now wields will bring judgment and persecution upon her and this is GOD’S DOING.

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all,
supplications, prayers, intercessions,
and giving of thanks,
be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority;
that we may lead a quiet
and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
For this is good and acceptable
in the sight of God our Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved,
and to come unto the knowledge of the truth”
1 TIMOTHY 2:1-4

Not once in the entire New Testament did Paul ever mention Nero, the Roman leader who was ferociously persecuting the Christians of his day. Not once did Paul mention the Roman assault on Jerusalem; for the Kingdom Paul and the rest of the Apostles were preaching WAS NOT OF THIS WORLD! Jesus said to Pilate…

“My kingdom is not of this world:
IF my kingdom were of this world,
THEN would my servants fight…”
JOHN 18:36

The “church” of America has in large part declared, by her actions, that in fact her kingdom is of this world. She has declared this by taking up the carnal weapons of political warfare, by speaking evil of dignitaries and seeking to influence the world around her by legislation rather than by the revelation of Jesus Christ. She has sought to change the world by political force instead of spiritual reality. Jesus said to render to Caesar that which was Caesar’s, and to God that which is God’s. We are plainly told this world is passing away and we are to look toward the Day of His Kingdom. We are not to become entangled in the affairs of this world. When the Church ceases to be a light to the nation, darkness and deception will readily fill the vacuum.

God must judge a church that has become worldly and carnal. The idea of God judging His House is a foreign concept to the church of our day (read the Book of Revelation chapters 2 and 3)! Yet we read plainly in 1 Peter 4:17 that the Judgment of God MUST BEGIN AT HIS HOUSE! WILL WE NOT LISTEN, WILL WE NOT TURN AWAY FROM THE CARNALITY, WORLDLINESS AND SIN that so plagues us? JUDGEMENT MUST BEGIN AT GOD’S HOUSE. Let us read this as a dire warning of what is about to unfold.

PERSECUTION

There is a persecution that is about to break forth in a fury of unprecedented proportions. It is because the church has failed to represent HIM and instead has become proud and arrogant. She has become “rich and increased with goods… and has needed nothing” from God. She is unaware of her own spiritual condition and the horror of her wantonness and worldly desire. She has settled in this world with an ease and comfort as the result of the “deceitfulness of riches”. Her kingdom is of this earth, her power has become political and, like Samson, she has laid her head in the bosom of the world and lost her anointing and forsaken her call.

SAMSON
(A PICTURE OF HOPE AND RESURRECTION)

Like Samson she has been blinded and bound and great will be the fall. The world will make sport of her. She will be mocked and her persecution will be a sport to the world; a means of entertainment for all to see. Yet in her humiliation and brokenness there will be a turning and a repentance. She will remember her call. She will return to her place as a beautiful bride willing to sacrifice her life to see the will of God fulfilled in the earth! She will arise anew and great will be the power and glory that results from the Judgment of God upon her. The fury of the Judgment that is about to fall will be devastating and horrific. The savageness of it will be beyond comprehension. Many Christians will take up arms to fight against that which is coming and they will fall as surely as all who have done so throughout the history of the church. However, there will be a people who will turn and repent, who will humble themselves under the hand of the Almighty GOD to find grace and mercy in this time.

“And when these things BEGIN to come to pass,
then look up, and lift up your heads;
for your redemption draweth nigh.”
LUKE 21:28

The judgment and humbling of the Church will result in the purification and restoration of her place of authority in God. When this is finished, when our obedience unto Him is complete and full, then God will Judge the Nations with a Rod of Iron. The Judgments* linger UNTIL the Obedience of God’s people is complete.

“…having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience,
WHEN YOUR obedience is fulfilled”
2 CORINTHIANS 10:6

A FINAL WORD

“Gather yourselves together,
yea, gather together, O nation not desired;
BEFORE the decree bring forth,
BEFORE the day pass as the chaff,
BEFORE the fierce anger of the LORD
come upon you,

BEFORE the day of the LORD’S anger
come upon you.

SEEK ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth,
which have wrought his judgment;
SEEK righteousness, SEEK meekness:
it may be ye shall be hid
in the day of the LORD’S anger”
ZEPHANIAH 2:1-3

*NOTE: The Judgments of God are predicated upon His People and their obedience and spiritual condition. This is why God must Judge His Own House first.

1. Jesus said that His coming would be as it was in the days of Noah (Luke 17:26) “God waited while the Ark was preparing…”(1Peter 3:20). God waited for Noah to complete the building of the Ark before the Judgment of God could fall in Noah’s day.
2. Jesus said that His coming would be as it was in the days of Lot (Luke 17:28-30). God’s Judgments could not fall on Sodom until Lot had come out of her… (Genesis 15:19-26)

But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom
it rained fire and brimstone from heaven,
and destroyed them all.
Even thus shall it be in the
day when the Son of man is revealed”
Luke 17:29-30

We see in the Book of Revelation the voice of God calling His people to come out of her (Babylon)… for if we partake of her sins we will surely partake of her plagues…

“And I heard another voice from heaven,
saying, Come out of her, MY PEOPLE,
that ye be not partakers of her sins,
and that ye receive not of her plagues.
For her sins have reached unto heaven,
and God hath remembered her iniquities.
Reward her even as she rewarded you,
and double unto her double
according to her works:

in the cup which
she hath filled fill to her double.

How much she hath glorified herself,
and lived deliciously,
so much torment and sorrow give her:

for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen,
and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
Therefore shall her plagues come in one day,
death, and mourning, and famine;
and she shall be utterly burned with fire:
for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her”
REVELATION 18:4-8

Brian Troxel

After having received this word from the Lord several months ago
I confess my own lack of praying for my own country and its leaders
and my own need for change. It is a day for turning, it is a day
for the people to rend our hearts for the day is upon us for our
God is no respecter of persons.

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FOUR WORDS
FOR
AMERICA

“MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN”
DANIEL 5:25

PART ONE

JUDGEMENT BEGINS AT THE HOUSE OF GOD
“For the time is come that judgment MUST begin at the house of God”
1 PETER 4:17

The judgment of God IS COME to America. She has been weighed and measured and found wanting. Great division and strife will be the outcome. Desolation and burning will be the reward for her ways and her works. God is Holy, He is Pure and Righteous. In order for His righteous judgments to proceed He must begin at His Own House; it would be hypocritical for Him to do otherwise. He must have a purified house before He can rightly judge the world (II Corinthians 10:6).

THE HOUSE OF ELI

The apathy and attitude in God’s House today is likened to the House of Eli. It was a priesthood that had become dim of eye, fat of soul and hard of hearing. Hophni and Phinehas were helping themselves to the offerings that were being offered to God, they had immorality issues and they were not ashamed. They lived in great abundance as they became rich and profited from the very offerings of the people unto God. Eli did not reprove them nor did he prevent the evil that they committed in GOD’S HOUSE. It was a priesthood that did not love God nor was it concerned about His honor. After 450 years of the sacred fire of God burning in the tabernacle it WENT OUT DURING HIS WATCH! The very Fire of God that fell and was preserved by the priesthood for all of those years went out because of apathy and neglect. The sacred fire that was used for the lampstand, the offerings and the fire that alone could be used for the Altar of Incense was no more. This was the product of a priesthood who had gone from serving God to serving themselves! This priesthood was one of the reasons that the Judgment of God fell upon the house of Israel to such an extent that even the very Ark of God was captured by the Philistines! The anger and response of God to a fallen and corrupt priesthood was the departing of His Glory; a priesthood that brought forth a son whose name was Ichabod (meaning “God’s Glory has departed”). As it was then so is it today. We have men who move in the gifts of the spirit, and speak of the things of God, yet live in the riches and wealth received from the offerings of His people and KNOW NOT THAT THEIR JUDGMENT IS COME. This “church” has come to such a low estate of knowing God that they are ignorant of the day we are in and the impending judgments of a God who is Holy, Pure and Righteous. God’s people have not been prepared for the DAY that is about to break. Men have not sought to minister righteousness nor speak truth for the size of the congregation has become more important than their standing with God. On their watch the divorce rate has equaled or surpassed that of the world and sexual immorality, greed and envy are rampant in HIS house. Men have instituted their own names and have propagated their own agendas all in His Name to give their dark deeds a covering and legitimacy. They are more concerned with the acceptance of the congregation rather than the approval of God. Truth is watered down so that men are no longer offended by the Word of God; they have removed the power and the truth of God’s very person. We will “build” is the cry as if God needs a building or another program to reach His people.

“And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man,
saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel:
only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach”
ISAIAH 4:1

This priesthood has its own bread (teaching). It provides its own apparel; a false garment of salvation no different than the fig leaves of fallen Adam. The works of the flesh will never take away the reproach of Sin in the presence of a Holy God. This priesthood has its own doctrines failing to realize that they do not have that right!

“Jesus answered them, and said,
My doctrine is not mine,
but his that sent me
JOHN 7:16

Who are we then to have our own?! We do not have the right to pick which scriptures we like. We are here to submit to HIM and LEARN OF HIM and in the learning of Him we discover truth and righteousness.

HISTORIC TIMES

We are beholding the historic judgments of God in our land as we see a priesthood that has lived in luxury and contentment in worldly things. They do love the world and they are of it and enjoy their status with it. We see “ministries” in the land that are worth millions of dollars pretending to portray the HOLY ONE who was born in obscurity, NOT OF THIS WORLD, and lived a life in total subjection to HIS FATHER. He came to save us from the trappings of this world and to birth a people that resemble Him in all lowliness and humility. These false representatives are they upon whom the judgments of a righteousness God are about to fall.

UNITY WITH ROME AND ISLAM

This false priesthood has already begun to proclaim the “End of the reformation” and the “end of the protest of Protestantism” as a new day of unity has come. The “church” that they are a part of has fallen to such depths of blindness that in fact for them it is over. There is no difference for those that walk in darkness and those for whom the light in them has become darkness. For God always divides Light from Darkness (Genesis 1:4-5). This new “church” seeks friendship with the world, to provide a place where light and darkness can coexist without offense, forgetting that it was God who put the enmity between those who serve God and those who do not…

“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman,
and between thy seed and her seed;
it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel”
GENESIS 3:15

Some very well-known “ministries” are making a league with Rome and declaring the end of the Reformation and the beginning of a new day with the Catholic church; even strong hints of unification with Mecca itself! They have gathered together to bless and confirm their alliance with Rome. Do they not know that the very voices of the martyrs, the hundreds of thousands of them who were brutally murdered for their simple love of Jesus, cry out unto this very day from beneath the altar in the Book of Revelation! Those voices are not crying out for forgiveness and reconciliation; they are crying out for justice!

“And when he had opened the fifth seal,
I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God,
and for the testimony which they held:
And they cried with a loud voice, saying,
How long, O Lord, holy and true,
dost thou not judge and avenge our blood
on them that dwell on the earth?”
REVELATION 6:9-10

How these men are so blinded that they would seek such an unholy alliance is beyond comprehension. The DAY OF JUDGMENT IS COME! It will first fall on His house to cleanse it from the filth and the abominations that are found therein. Jesus drove out the money changers, and the sellers of animals for sacrifice and offerings in that day, and the same horror is paralleled today. So shall HE come again to visit the house of this day. Those in that day who made merchandise in the House of God will stand up in Judgment over the things that go on today. The sin of Ananias and Sapphira goes unchecked today in a religion that is void of any sense of Holiness or Righteousness. We may think there are no repercussions for these things but we will give an account unto Him.

A HOLY PRIESTHOOD

“And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver:
and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver,
that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD,
as in the days of old, and as in former years.
And I will come near to you to judgment;
and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers,
and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in
his wages, the widow, and the fatherless,
and that turn aside the stranger from his right,
and FEAR NOT ME, saith the LORD of hosts”
MALACHI 3:3-5

A purified and refined priesthood will bring “spiritual sacrifices” (1Peter 2:5) unto God by Christ Jesus. Worship that is Holy and Sanctified, free from the taint and the corruption of the world, will arise unto God out of humble and broken hearts. They will have no other love and no other agenda for they have found the chief joy in life is to honor and praise Him.

Judgment must come. It must begin at His House and the fires of it will reveal, to the very core of our hearts, where our treasure really is. For where our treasure is there will be our hearts be also.

Brian Troxel

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