6. THE VISION WITH THE KODRANTES OF SACRIFICE
(THE DEBT TO HEAVENLY FATHER)
My dear brother! My faithful friend!
I do believe that hearts, which are devoted to Lord, will not find the visions in this book hard or incomprehensible. After all, everyone was in the dungeon, when Lord came as Light in their life. Then – according to their own faith, jealousy and boldness – they either left the dungeon or remained somewhere in it.
I will not lie to anyone that getting out of the dungeon is as easy as reading this book. Not even close! Let nobody delude themselves! For these four kodrantes, which Jesus drops in our hearts, are not just debts, we must pay back to Him. They concern different stages in our maturing and growth before God. Therefore the conversation, which Lord had with me, before the vision with the fourth kodrantes, was too blessed and timely for my heart.
Filled with great jealousy and desire to see the miracles, of which His four kodrantes is capable, I prayed Jesus on my knees, as I told Him:
“I pray You, Lord! Take me again to Your Zacchaeus! Let me see him and You before the iron levers. Him – as a man of faith, worthy of Sacrifice, and You – as a Door!”
Jesus did not answer my prayer for a while, and this additionally increased my jealousy to pray. So, He finally came to Me. He started talking to me with a bit of reproach in His Voice, as He said:
“Why in such a hurry? Do not you know that there is a schedule for each work under Heaven, in your Lord? So, how do you look at these four kodrantes, which I pour in Zacchaeus’ heart?”
“Jesus! They are Your wonderful Anointment, which breaks the yoke of sin and the chains of slavery…”
“Yes, it is so! This you have remembered well from My mouth. But do you really think there is no time for maturing and growth between the very kodrantes? Would anyone get out of Satan’s dungeon with four visions just like that, in order to go to Heaven and to the council of God’s saints? Do not you know that Wisdom is needed, in order for God’s things to be explained? This is why I was delaying the vision with the four kodrantes before your heart. For I want you to take another look at all the visions in the dungeon. Not with your look, but through the verses of a message from My Apostle John. Therefore let Me give you the first one of them:
“I write to you, dear children, because you have known the Father…” (1 John 2:13)
What do you think, servant of the Lord? As what did we find Zacchaeus in the cell?”
“Jesus! He was a child! Not just a child, but a baby, which had just been born by God! For the first Kodrantes of Repentance touched his conscience…”
“Who laid this conscience in his heart? Was it not My God and Father? What happened to Zacchaeus, when his conscience was illuminated?”
“My Lord! Zacchaeus cried…”
“Yes, Stefan! Zacchaeus cried! Just as a baby, that leaves just now the womb of its mother, cries! In relation to this the kodrantes of Repentance is paid back by babies. But take a look at the next verses from the message of My Apostle John:
“I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of His name…” (1 John 2:12)
Now tell Me: As what did we find Zacchaeus at the time of the second kodrantes?”
“My Lord! He was in need of Self-Purification. Then the chains fell off his feet and hands, as the Living Water of the Holy Spirit cleansed him perfectly. So his sins were forgiven, because of Your Name…”
“Yes, it is so! In relation to this the kodrantes of Self-Purification is paid by children. For they are the ones, who often make themselves dirty and filthy, and therefore always need to be cleansed.
But let Me and you go on in time. For My Apostle John went on ahead, as he wrote the following words:
“I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one…” (1 John 2:14)
What do you think, Lord’s servant? What happened with Zacchaeus in the previous vision? Did My Word abide in him? Did he overcome the evil one?”
“Yes, Jesus! Your Word abided in Zacchaeus, for he had already become a young man! When Your Word abides in a heart, it is always capable of paying You back the kodrantes, which You have given to it. For Zacchaeus defeated the wicked one, by crucifying himself together with You on Your Cross and thus the devil no longer had power over him…”
My last words were filled with such enthusiasm that Jesus smiled gently. Then, as He caressed my head, He started talking to me again:
“Here that only one kodrantes is left in your hand, But there is also one verse left from the message of My Apostle John. It says:
“I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him Who is from the beginning…” (1 John 2:14)
What do you think, My servant? How long is the way from the baby to the father? How long is the way from Repentance to Sacrifice? So, when all is said and done, if the fathers are those, who know Him, Who is from the beginning, will not they testify to My entire Church that they are God’s anointed men, who have perfectly paid back all four kodrantes? Who became “the father of many nations” in the Old Testament? Or who declared in the New Testament:
“Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. Therefore I urge you to imitate me…” (1 Corinthians 4:15-16)
“Jesus! Abraham was “the father of many nations”! Your Apostle Paul was the father, who bears children of good word…”
“What is typical of all fathers? Is it not that they have the power of Sacrifice in their hearts? Did not Abraham sacrifice his only son Isaac on Hill Moriah? Was not Apostle Paul that Sacrifice, of which he himself wrote:
“For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. No there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day — and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing…” (2 Timothy 4:6-8)
Now do you understand better why the fathers are these, who know the One, Who is from the beginning?”
“Yes, Jesus! Now, I understand that the fathers have the Heart of Father! For just as Father loved so much the world that He gave His Son as a Holy Sacrifice, so the faith and the service of the fathers turns into a Sacrifice, for which Father testifies with His Own Fire.
For Fire flared up under the Ram, which Abraham sacrificed as a burnt offering on Hill Moriah! For Fire flared up over the Sacrifice of prophet Elijah! For Fire always flares up over each Sacrifice for Father in the heights!”
After my last words, Jesus pointed with His index finger the last kodrantes in my hands, as He said:
“This spark over the fourth kodrantes longs to call upon the Fire of My Father! In order to do miracles, of which only the fourth kodrantes is capable. For the kodrantes of Sacrifice is paid only by fathers! Therefore follow Me now, so that we go to Zacchaeus again! For in My conversation with you only a few minutes have passed, but in the prophetic visions of the kodrantes, a whole life of Dedication and service to God, has ran out…”
After His last words Lord touched my head with a hand, and thus the very vision appeared before my eyes. I was once again seeing Zacchaeus, who was standing in front of the iron levers of death and hell, surrounding the dungeon from end to end. The hairs of God’s man were speckled with silver threads. But he was still standing upright in front of the levers. Having stretched his hands to God and Father, he prayed in his spirit, as he said:
“My Father! My life was exhausted with anguish, and my years with sighs! I did what I was able to for You! I cried and I suffered! I suffered and I cried! I prayed and fasted! I fasted and prayed! Yet, the levers of death and hell still stand before my heart! My joy is not complete at all, but turned into grief to You and Your habitats, long ago!
Deign in helping me, my Father! Deign in sending Your Son for the last time, Who was a shiny Door three times in my life! Let Him come for the fourth time to me! Let me pass once more through the Door! In order for me to know that neither are my deeds vainglory, nor are my prayers empty words!”
Zacchaeus was still praying, when Lord smiled at him. Then He ordered me, as He said:
“Go to My Zacchaeus and drop the fourth kodrantes in his heart! I will surely stand as a Door before the iron levers of death and hell!”
So, Jesus passed by Zacchaeus and turned into a dazzling Door before the very iron levers. I approached the praying man of God, as I told him:
“My brother Zacchaeus! Do you remember our last meeting? Do you remember how Lord’s Cross opened the door of the dungeon? Now, where is this grief and tears in your eyes from? Do not you know that Lord Jesus Christ is the Same – yesterday, today and forever?”
“Man of God!” – cried out Zacchaeus and went on:
“What I see, you have seen. For the iron levers of death and hell stood in the way of my life. I have sought a way to overcome them, but I can not do it in any way. What am I to do now – I do not know!”
The words of God’s man made me touch his heart with a hand and tell him:
“My brother! Here, inside in your heart, tears and prayers, grief and sighs, persecution and worries, strikes and punishment, fruit of Justice and treasures of the Spirit have been brought together! Have you not thought that God on heavens has collected your whole life for Jesus, in order to turn it into a Sacrifice?
Yet, Jesus is once again a shiny and dazzling Door before your heart! With His mighty benevolence, now, the greatest of the kodrantes on Heaven will act in you! The kodrantes of Sacrifice! This kodrantes, Zacchaeus! This Holy Privilege, which you will gladly pay back to Heaven and its King!”
Then the kodrantes rolled out of my hands into Zacchaeus’ heart. The single spark in it blazed up too brightly, as it turned into a flame. Then, having fixed his gaze in the Door Jesus in front of himself, Zacchaeus cried out:
“My Lord! You come to me as a Door for the fourth time! There, behind the Door, my heart sees sacrificial rams before God’s Holy Altar! Deign in pulling me closer, Lord! Deign in recognizing me as one of Your rams!”
In reply to Zacchaeus, the very Door spoke with the Voice of the Lord, as It told him:
“On Heaven and earth there is no greater power than the Power of Sacrifice! No levers and iron, no powers and commands, no sword and arrow, no spike and poison, no loop and trap, would resist and overcome it!
Step through the Door, Zacchaeus! Let My Father from Heaven turn your whole faith and life into a Sacrifice for Me and My Kingdom!”
So, God’s man stepped towards the Door Christ! As he passed through the flames, he knelt amidst the other sacrificial rams. Then a breach occurred in the very heavens. A fiery lightning landed over the iron levers, as it melted and cut them, just like a razor. The Voice of Father, fearful and Holy, resounded above the dungeon, in a way which shook the foundations of earth, and the iron levers split:
“Enemy of the Lord!
You cannot hold My people, who made with Me a Covenant of Sacrifice! Their Love to Me and My Son opened a breach in Heaven! Their faith and suffering will turn into an imperishable Way of example and imitation!
Their Fire will eat you up, Lord’s enemy!
Just as My Son crushed the gates of death and hell, obviously triumphing over you, so will the fathers of Sacrifice turn your levers to dust and ash, lava and cinder!”
After the last words of Father, a light Path of Holiness and incorruptibility brightened and shone to the very Heaven. Then Lord, having come out of the Door, approached me, as He said:
“Look at this bright Path and know that this is the deed, through which My Father seals the people Zacchaeus! People, of which you are too, for I have confirmed you as a Sacrifice of My Church!
A Sacrifice, which did not stop burning in Love to Me, My Father and the Holy Spirit throughout all the grievous years of its exhaustion and service! A Sacrifice, which firmly endured all the blows, abuses and curses to My Name! A Sacrifice, through which I call out again to all My brothers and sisters, as I tell them:
Children of God! Take My kodrantes, which I gave to you through My prophet! As you pay them back to Heaven – be people Zacchaeus!
Purify yourselves, children!
Deny yourselves and raise My Cross, young men!
Become Holy Sacrifice and fragrance, fathers!
For only a bit more and you will see Me as One, Who touches your hearts! In order to tell each of you:
“Today Salvation has come to your house! For you, too, are a son of Abraham!”
As I seal you with My Holy words, I will raise you as My Bride in My Glory! As that poor widow, which gave to the treasury of the Temple, her two lepta, that is her kodrantes!
For it will certainly be the kodrantes of Repentance for some of you! For others of you, it will certainly be the kodrantes of Self-Purification! For third of you, it will surely be the kodrantes of Self-Denial! For fourth of you, it will surely be the kodrantes of Sacrifice!
So that – brought together in Me – babies and children, young men and fathers – you are the entire Word of God’s Holy Spirit!
I, Lord of Zacchaeus, gave these four kodrantes to My prophet!
I illuminated them in his heart!
I laid them in his cupped hands!”