5. THE VISION WITH THE WOE OVER CAPERNAUM
“Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!” (Matthew 18:7)
My brother! My faithful friend!
Can you feel how the Sword of the Prophetic Spirit has forever cut from your heart the might of those deadly and cruel powers and authorities, who all God’s apostates bowed to? Can you feel that the time has come for you to reveal the Lord for yourself again and to renew your power with the excellent knowledge of the Anointed One? This is exactly that I wish for you. Because of the great message of this book, I had to pass through the cruel affliction to see my name rejected as evil. And you, are you ready to pass through all this? I guarantee before you that you will be suffering much less than God’s prophets, whose names are known to Babylon since long and have become very inconvenient for her kings and rulers. Therefore, be audacious to tear all ties, which you have ever had to the vainglory. In the same time, be ready to forbid your heart and soul to do whatever compromise with the truths of Zion. For, God’s Truth is a rope, which God Himself in His Mercy throws over you. You will either catch it, in order to be saved, or you will live with the self-confidence that you are saved, in order to roar with terrible voice then, when it will already be late. Many times, I have fallen into depression, because of the fact that our ministry spread out thousands of books, without any visible effect. When I thought over all splendid words, which had come out of my Lord’s mouth, but which were vomited by the great number of men, whom I had given them out freely, my heart wept. It did not weep for my sake, neither for the fact that my close friends lost their earth possessions in order to serve to the Lord and to be useful in printing and giving out of the books. No! There was other reason for my pain.
I could see dozens and thousands drowning men, who did not want to catch the rope of Salvation, because they had read in some “evangelic” newspaper that this rope was nothing but a wolf skin, i.e. I myself was a wolf. They said this was the common opinion and it could not be neglected. However, I wonder why they could not see Jesus and His words, and hurried to be tempted with the published libel. Why they did not ask the King of Zion, and preferred the opinion of pastors, who are hired in labour agreement? In the last reckoning, if the Lion from the tribe of Judah lives in anybody’s heart, will not he be unbiased to acquaint himself with the word of one “wolf”? If I have to lay things on the absolute biblical foundation, will not it be a hard work for many? For, that abuser of my name claimed that I had only five or six followers in the town of Dobrich, where I live now. Nevertheless, I have told myself a prophet. And I have not felt ashamed because of that! To have only five or six, and to pretend being a prophet. For shame!
However, I am not ashamed, my brother! For, it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends in His Blessing. Tell me then, if the Same This God declares that only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honour, will not these five or six really be a splendid gift by Jesus for my soul? And, what would it be if there was no one, so that the Word might entirely be fulfilled? Then, it looks to be very strange, on what scales this abuser and slenderer from the town of Burgas has laid the prophetic calling and service? May be, on the scales of the American vainglory, where every one of the false prophets of Mammon holds hundreds and thousands under his authority? May be, on the scales of those writers-merchants, who became (I quote by memory from the covers of their books) “the most salable authors in the history of the Christianity”… The pastor-abuser would probably like to see in my person such one salable author; however, he has made a mistake in his estimation…
I am not going to keep talking in this relation below; as to the words, mentioned above, I was compelled by Jesus to tell them. For, to be slandered my name and put it on disgrace was commanded as a temptation, so that all people, who like the human authorities more than God’s Authority, might stumble against it. And the spirit of every temptation is Baal of Peor. He is the creator of the ancient Sodom and Gomorrah. He is the perfecter of the last Capernaum. Therefore, the men he uses to carry out his temptations, surely have a mouth like a machine for mud and impurities. They not only splash and defile the righteous men. No! They aim and strive for all people to receive their mud as a favorite meal and their impurities – as a dessert. Then, gossips, backbiting and sorcery become something like a vainglorious chewing gum that is constantly being smacked between the teeth, so that “amen” –acids might be erupting out of the stomachs.
Now, let me continue with the vision, which Jesus gave to me. For, He came to my heart and told me:
“Capernaum is the last third part of Babylon. Here, the role of Baal of Peor is the most terrible. For, the wickedness of these last generations is much greater and damnable than the lawlessness of their ancient inspirers from Sodom. Therefore, look carefully at the vision itself and write everything you are to see…”
After His last words, Lord laid His hand upon my head. Then, the most crooked picture, I would be able to imagine, appeared in front of my eyes. I could see thousands of people, who were lying down directly on a meadow with highly grown thick grass. Most of them were looking very strangely, because their feet were entangled by the green plants, so that they could not move. Instead, they were singing and laughing. Some of them, who were clapping their hands, were also repeating in time:
“We are hungry! We are thirsty!”
Listened to their voice, obliging waiters ran to them. They were carrying bread and wine over their trays and were giving them out to the men. The last ones, without waiting any longer to be asked, were falling upon the bread and were raising the jugs of wine. A moment later, the men were clapping their hands again and were repeating in time the same song. Then, the waiters were coming again, running, and were supplying the men with more wine and bread. Jesus, Who had noticed my disgust, asked me:
“What do you make of that? How long will these men be staying here? How long will they be eating and drinking?”
“Lord, I have a feeling that they will never stop eating and drinking. Hardly finished their meal, they ask for more…”
“Then, think! If anybody only eats, without assimilating the Power, coming from the food; if he only drinks, without feeling refreshment from the drink; then, what will happen to such man?”
“Jesus! When I am looking at these fat bodies, lying down on this luxuriant grass, I could not even imagine that they would rise to take up with some job. And their feet are so entangled in the grass that they are hardly able to separate themselves from it…”
“Then, do you understand that this green and luxuriant grass symbolizes the heathens in this world? If anybody’s feet are entangled in such grass, such man, even if he swallows lots of bread and drinks lots of wine, he will not fulfill My Will. At the contrary – the bread and wine will act to his detriment, because they will cause him obesity. Now, remember My words. Remember, how I warned all of you:
“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For, it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man…” (Luke 21:34-36)
Now, think well and tell Me: is that your Father’s Will you to eat the Bread and Wine of My Covenant?”
“Yes, Jesus! It is Your Will!”
“Then, why are not the men in this vision in My Will if they are so greedy to eat My Bread and Wine?”
“Lord, there is something in them, which frustrates the real power of Bread and Wine. For, they eat the Bread, but they do not live like the Bread. They drink the Wine, but they did not live like the Wine. So, I think that if anybody uses in vain the Bread and Wine, he is guilty and sins against Your Blood and Flesh…”
“That is right, My boy. Here, I have not in mind only the Lord’s Passover; here, I talk about your constant communication with My Word and My Spirit. Tell Me then:
If anybody restricts the Lord, will not Lord restrict him, too? If anybody closes the Lord, will not Lord close him, too? For, most people here eat from the Bread of Life, but they do not want to live the Life of the Bread. Most people here drink from the Wine of the Grapevine, but they have no fruit from the Vine Itself. Therefore, look now how I close those, who close Me and how I restrict those, who limit Me…”
After His last words, Lord showed me again the fat men. Then, I saw how there was a thick layer of fatness around their hearts. This layer was exactly created by the Bread and Wine. It was something like a prison for the heart itself. What is more – the layer of fatness was a clear mark that the man behind it must be a target of God’s Anger. So, the whole truth about what my eyes had seen, enlightened in my heart. Therefore, I told Jesus:
“My Lord! Does not the prophecy by Isaiah realize in the life of such men? For, You Yourself quoted the servant of Father in your conversation with the apostles, and You showed them such fat people with the words:
“Whoever has will be given more, and he will have in abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him…” (Matthew 13:12)
You have surely had in mind then that, if anybody has deeds, pure and worthy and Yours, such man will have in abundance; however, if anybody has not such deeds, even what he has will be taken from him – namely, the fatness around his heart that will forever testify to his fruitlessness. For, the whole this fatness has come from the useless receiving of Your Bread and Wine. In this relation, You told Your apostles:
“This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: “`You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them…”
“Then, do you understand that nobody should receive God’s Blessing in vain, without paying some day for his wickedness? Here, this is what Baal of Peor successfully does – he turns the Kingdom of God into eating and drinking. You, however, tell Me:
Is My Kingdom eating and drinking?”
“No, Jesus! Your Kingdom is something absolutely different. For, Your Apostle Paul told all of us that:
“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit…” (Romans 14:17)
“Now, look again at My Word! Look there for those words of Mine, in which I talk about My food. For, those, who have been lied by Baal of Peor, have decided that the most pleasant deed before My eyes is for somebody to visit a church, where ambitious waiters offer him bread and wine. However, is that the pleasant to My eyes? Is that My food?”
“No, Lord Jesus! You declared in “The Gospel by John” something else. When You were asked about Your food, You said:
“…I have food to eat that you know nothing about… My food …is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work…” (John 4:32, 34)
“Tell Me then, if anybody is not with Me, in order to do the Will of That One, Who has sent Me and to be zealous in His work, is not such man against Me? May people, who are constantly eating and drinking, and who are never doing what is pleasant to My Father, be with Me? Do not such ones become tempters? And, when children, who are unconfirmed souls, enter the Church, is not it given to them the example of eating and drinking, instead of doing of God’s Will?”
“No, Lord! Let not it be! Then, the children will be tempted and they will never reach the knowledge of the Way, Truth and Life…”
“Remember then what is written about the tempters of children. For, after a little while, you will see it in the vision itself…”
I was listening to the Lord and His words were very clear for my heart. Therefore, I told Him:
“Jesus! Once, You pointed at one of the little children that followed You, and told all the rests:
“But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea…” (Matthew 18:6)
“Now, look better how the vision will continue. For, Lord your God will surely test those, who are eating and drinking. Therefore, go together with Me…”
After the words of Jesus, I followed Him. And here that Lord stopped next to the fattest ones. Then, He told me:
“Come closer to them! Do not be afraid or confused, but tell them that Lord commands them to tear their relations with the world and the fleshly way of life…”
So, I approached the fat men. So, I told them:
“Listen to God’s Word! Listen to the Voice of the Bridegroom to the Bride! Lord commands you to repent from this way of life and to tear your relations to the world of heathens. For, these relations have tied your feet for the preaching of Gospel…”
Then, after throwing glances at each other, the fat men burst into laughter. One of them responded:
“We do not know what you mean. We can not understand you. However, let us ask you:
Which church are you come from? Who is your pastor?”
I looked at the men, but I was not confused with their words, because the peace in my heart was like a river. Therefore, I answered them:
“I have not any other church, but the Church of Jesus. I have not any other pastor, but Jesus. He is, Who guides me in paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. He restores my soul…”
The fattest of the men laughed out again and said:
“We also know the psalms. Every second day, we listen to sermons on them. However, we do not want to communicate with a man, who does not visit any church…”
“And you, does Jesus guide you in paths of righteousness for Your Name’s sake? And you, are you called to visit any church or the Church is called to follow the Lord?”
Evidently, my words vexed the fat men, so that the fattest of them sharply reacted:
“There is only one path of righteousness and it is the way from my home to the church. To visit a church – this is how I understand God’s paths of righteousness. There, I rise to the Heaven. As to people like you, we know them well… It is no chance that there is warning about you everywhere… Wolves, who scatter the flock!”
While the fat man was sharply talking, I felt a chill. Then, I noticed how the north wind of the devil pushed in. It was blowing and rising more and more, until I could no longer endure its pressure. Then, Jesus stretched out His hand to my heart and hid me in His presence. He said:
“Did you understand now the test with the fattened hearts? Did you understand now why they all felt themselves in their feasts to be raised to the Heaven? However, this is the reason for Me to direct these words to Capernaum:
“And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths. If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the Day of Judgment than for you…” (Matthew 11:23-24)
Did you understand that these are men, who are looking with their eyes, but do not see; men, who are listening with their ears, but do not hear? Such men are prepared by My Father as objects of the His wrath. For, you can not make to be soft what He has hardened. Neither can you make righteous what He has made crooked. And, because of the fact that every one of the fat men is a tempter, My words will become true over such men. Now, keep looking at the vision itself!”
I was looking again at the vision and I noticed that the icy wind of the devil had already turned the hearts of the men into stones. Everything in this stone was like a mixture of fury, malice, hatred and madness. Jesus asked me again:
“Why do you wonder at the vision? Did not I tell you that you were to see the written about the tempters of children? If the hearts of these fat men became like stones, did not this happen, so that God’s retribution might come over them? I hope that you better understand My words now:
“But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea…” (Matthew 18:6)
“Jesus! Why can not I see the sea and its depths, where these millstones should drown?”
“You will see them after a little while. The retribution over Capernaum will be combined with the retribution over the whole Babylon. For, your Lord and God is very Holy and elevated to punish particular individuals. No, Stefan! My Word is kept for exactly determined hour and instant, when everything will happen. And, if I warned about the doom of the tempters that, with their fatness, they have already a large millstone hung around their neck, by which they will drown into the depths of the sea, then, see now My and My Father’s retribution over the last Capernaum, as well as over all those, who would be found in Babylon…”
After these words of His, Lord made the vision with the meadow and the fat men stop. Then, my spirit was found over Babylon, split in three. There, an angel by the Lord was holding a very large stone in his hands. He violently threw it into the sea, so that giant waves rose. Then, he said:
“With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again…” (Revelation 18:21)
After that, Jesus transformed Himself. His Face got terrible. Fiery flames began to go out of the eyes of my Lord. Here are the words, by which He was laying the Anger of Father over Babylon:
“Your hour came, oh great Babylon, you, city of tempters and killers. The hour of that Anger, which repays to your obscene trinity and your sly alloy, came.
The hour of your Capernaum came, since its wickedness sucked in Korazin and Bethsaida, too. Korazin – because all rich men became tempters. Bethsaida – because all sorcerers were profligate and lecherous. The hour of your Bethsaida came, since its wickedness sucked in Korazin and Capernaum! Korazin – because all rich men got raised with certificates. Capernaum – because all they became fat with theology in their hearts. The hour of your Korazin came, since its wickedness sucked in Bethsaida and Capernaum! Bethsaida – because all people in it were throwing nets, in order to become rich men. Capernaum – because they all were tempting others, in order to become earth kings!”
So, after the words of Jesus, two immense light hands were stretched out from Heaven. They raised the three parts of Babylon to the top of the stars and held them for a moment above. After that, the city was thrown down so violently that even the sea waters rose up to the heavens and so the foundations of its bottom were revealed. And the hell itself opened its jaws, breathing out fire and smoke, and swallowed the all three parts of the ungodly city. A moment later, God’s hands calmed the sea waters and turned them back in their previous limits… It was the most imposing vision in my life – a vision against the most impressive creation of Satan, befallen by the greatest God’s Anger. I was still looking at the vision, breathless at the great sign with Babylon, when Lord told me:
“This is not the end of Babylon, Stefan! This is the punishment before the end! The end itself will come after My thousand-year’ Kingdom, when the death and the hell will be thrown into the fiery lake, burning with sulphur. For now, the hell is the first punishment for the human souls, who retreated from My Name and mocked at the bright and pure fine linen of the Gospel. Therefore, go and tell My people that My Father already puts thrones for His Judge.
Blessed are those, who cut up the might of Babylon now with the Sword of the Prophetic Spirit and free themselves from the power of her three parts. For, they are strongly welded together now and it is not within the human power and might to separate them. However, I split Babylon through My servant now and I showed you what Tyre, Sidon and Sodom mean now!
I bared the prostitute and revealed her secrets for you!
I devoted My servant in the great signs, which the seventh bowl of God’s wrath is doing!
If any one of you humbles himself before My eyes and wishes to take a part in the triumph of the righteous, let such man be ready to suffer for My Name, as My servant suffered. Only in this way, you will enter the perfect fates, which the Heaven has prepared for you, and the angel of the Lord has appeared before your hearts:
“Woe! Woe, O great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour she has been brought to ruin! Rejoice over her, O heaven! Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets! God has judged her for the way she treated you…”
I cut up Babylon through My servant!
I pronounced it! I spoke it!”