4. THE CLOTHES OF SHADRACH, MESHACH AND ABEDNEGO
(A VISION ABOUT THE POWER OF THE CALLED, CHOSEN AND FAITHFUL ONES)
My brother! My faithful friend!
I will repeat again what I already mentioned at the beginning of this book. And, I will implore you to receive it as an answer by Jesus in your heart. Today, many fear even to imagine the size and heat of the blazing furnace; so stepping to it and passing through it unhurt and undamaged is just unthinkable. Then, what happens? Many people receive in their hearts the prophetic appeal of the Saviour and after that, frightened with the fury and persecution, they turn back…
Let me tell you that their last retreat will be much more frightful than the first. Such men would neither find an excuse in the Judgement Day, nor will they have a good reason to tell the Eternal Judge:
“Oh Lord! We wished we would leave, but, one way or another, we had to remain in the place of abomination and desolation. Although we were there, we knew that the gold image was false. Now, you will not hold something against us, will you?”
If you had desired to leave this place, you would surely have done it, since God Himself has commanded His children of go out of the prostitute’s bed. However, you remained with her; so, you proved by your deeds that she is more precious for you than the Deed and Example of Lord Jesus Christ. Then, how dare you ask from Lord to hold nothing against you, when, with your presence before the gold idol, you have given self-confidence and power to the false prophet? How would you want to escape the condemnation, when you have loved the gold that is below, and have hated the Gold Menorah of the Holy Spirit that is far above? Does not Lord let you see today through the lights of this Menorah, just as He did so with His three Holy men once? Does not Lord let you distinguish His Trumpet from the trumpet of the false prophet, His Flute from the flute of the flutes of the theologians, His Harp from the harps of the writers-merchants? I know that I do not have much more to write, since the burden of God’s visions and God’s Grief is very heavy over my heart. What is more – I know that the Good Samaritan will take care for His ass’s foal and will give it a rest. However, while I am still writing and calling for my brothers and sisters, I will be in the flames of Jesus’ jealousy and will oppose to death the gold image of Babylon and the abomination of all its merchants.
Now, let me make you witness the most astonishing visions in this book – the visions, which became a reason for it to have the categorical title “The Fourth in the fiery flames”.
At the moment, when Lord raised my heart along with Himself, He began to talk to me, saying:
“Think well over the biblical tale about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Then, tell Me how they came out of the blazing furnace…”
“Oh Jesus! They came out of it entirely unhurt and undamaged. Your Word says that there was no smell of fire on them…”
“Then, what do you think? Why did the Fourth One appear among His three friends? Why did His Power to protect them turn out to be Perfect?”
“Oh, my Lord! You Yourself have told all of us in the Gospel:
“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For, where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them…” (Matthew 18:18-20)
Looking at the biblical tale about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, I notice that they were bound in flesh, but remained free in Spirit. Moreover – with their very confession, they bound the power of the false prophet and called God’s Fiery Love upon themselves. So, the three men entered the furnace and You, the Fourth One, appeared among them…”
The look of Jesus suggested to me that I had answered to my Lord according to His expectation. Here that Lord spoke to me again, saying:
“Did you notice that it was also written in the biblical tale:
“So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans (mantles – Greek translation) and other clothes, were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace…” (Daniel 3:21)
What do you think? Has not the devil had a reason to bind exactly the hosen, robes and mantles of the three men? Did not exactly these clothes of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego brighten in the vision I gave to you?”
“That is right, Jesus! And this is exactly the secret that my heart longs to uncover. Since, we also need the trousers, the robe and the mantle…”
While I was talking to my Lord, we were already amidst the Heavenly Jerusalem. Then, Jesus raised His hand, pointed at the doors of God’s Sanctuary and told me:
“Now, we will both enter the Sanctuary of My Father; not only the Sanctuary, but the room of God’s Wisdom. So, you will see Wisdom create the most precious clothes for the spiritual man – the Hosen of the Called, the Robe of the Chosen and the Mantle of the Faithful Ones!”
My heart could hardly have heard more precious and splendid words from the lips of Jesus. With great excitement, I followed Him into the Sanctuary, where He opened a side door. So, the room of God’s Wisdom appeared in front of my eyes. It was a very intimate and splendid place; a place, full of so Holy and pure God’s presence that I did not even dare to take a breath. Then, Jesus added me confidence, telling me:
“Come in, Stefan! You have not been called here for your own sake, but for the sake of all those, who have to survive and overcome in the last troubled time on earth. Now, observe the details in this room, for they are very important for the Faith of God’s children…”
Only after the words of Jesus could I examine the very room. So, I noticed that there was a loom in it, made of some very noble and beautiful wood. Aside the loom, I could see God’s Word, opened on certain pages. The Word was not only a book of paper, but rather Spirit and Light, which the Wisdom used for her deed. When I examined the room, or that part of it, which my Lord let me examine, Jesus commanded me, saying:
“Now, sit down next to Me, because Wisdom will enter her room. There, she will fulfil the Will of My Father, concerning the clothes of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego…”
Having listened to Jesus, I sat down and quieted next to Him. Then, God’s Wisdom entered the room. This time, she resembled a Heavenly girl. The Wisdom approached my Lord, knelt before Him and told Him:
“You, who are beloved by My Father! Let Your servant see the deed I am doing! Let him see how the clothes of the Called, Chosen and Faithful ones are prepared…”
Jesus smiled heartily at her words. Then, He incited me to observe what she was doing. Here that the Wisdom stretched her white hands to God’s Word. She pulled sky-blue threads from the Spirit and Light and began to twine them round her fingers. Then, she came to the loom and began to weave the threads into its taut cords. After that, she came to God’s Word again and was taking sky-blue threads from the Spirit and Light, bringing them to the loom and weaving them into it. I do not know how long the Wisdom was doing this, but finally, Lord gestured me to stand up and told me:
“Step after Me to the loom of Father’s Wisdom. Come and see where the first threads, which the Wisdom uses, come from and where the last ones finish…”
I hurried to follow my Lord, when my eyes saw that the threads had turned into splendid sky-blue cloth. Here that Jesus touched the one end of the cloth, as well as the first threads, telling me:
“Touch them from the beginning to the end! So, you will see the garment all, who are Called according to God’s Eternal intention, need!”
Having stretched my hand, I touched the beginning of the sky-blue cloth and ran my fingers on it. Then, the Holy Spirit of God Himself passed through my heart. He passed through me as Word, as a Gospel tale that was beginning from the baptizing of Jesus at Jordan River, through the test before Jesus in the desert and reached the Cross of Golgotha. The Power of the Word from the cloth was many times greater than any reading of the Gospel. This cloth was an Appeal, Spirit and standing in the Perfect Will of God. Then, Jesus told me:
“Here is the cloth, by which God’s Wisdom made the hosen of the last Chosen men of God. Everyone, who puts on these hosen, takes the Way of the Son of Man, in order to show His Example and to do His deeds. So, what do you think? Why do the threads of this cloth begin from Jordan and reach Golgotha?”
“Oh Jesus! I believe that this is exactly what the Heavenly Father calls us to – to start walking with the Power of Your feet and to display Your Example before the world…”
“And, what was one of the first examples of your Lord? Which one of the spirits met Me in the desert and wanted Me to worship him?”
“Oh Jesus! The devil came against You with the spirit of Mammon. However, You defeated this spirit by the breath of Your mouth…”
“Now, do My people understand that if they want to overcome the last gold image, they must surely have the sky-blue trousers of Shadrach? To have these trousers means for you to move with Spirit from My Spirit, with Word from My Word and with Life from My Life. So, even walking on earth, every one of you will abide in Heaven. Therefore, the colour of these hosen is sky-blue.
As to those, who hurried to worship Mammon and profess him as Jesus, they stumbled at the very beginning of My Way, since they had neither asked My Father to make them Called, nor had they loved Me genuinely, in order to follow My Heavenly Way. Therefore, I am telling all My brothers and sisters:
Be like Shadrach and wear his hosen, in order to be named Called by My Father! Since, everyone, who is Called, takes My Way, in order to do My deeds and to appear My Example.
I did not give you an example to be avaricious people. I did not give you an example to bow before the devil. I did not give you an example to give in to the power of the worldly wealth.
The Example I gave you was how to be Perfect!
For, perfect men think about what is Perfect and strive for Perfection! That is why everybody, who refuses to think about the things of this world, and wants the things of My world, will surely be recognized as Shadrach. Then, My Father, the Almighty One, will send the Wisdom that comes from above, in order to gift this man with the Seal of Father’s Benevolence; with the hosen of Shadrach, which spiritually respond to the Way of the Son of Man.
You, however, see how the Wisdom will start working her loom again. Since, where the Way has appeared, the Truth will also appear!”
I looked again at the Wisdom, who approached God’s Word. She opened another page and began to pull sunny-silver threads from the Spirit and Light. She was twining them round her white hands; then, she stepped near the loom, where she was weaving the threads into the well-taut cords. God’s Wisdom repeated this action several times. Finally, Jesus made me a gesture, saying:
“Come again near the loom! Touch the cloth, in order for you to see where the threads, which God’s Wisdom has woven into a robe for all the Chosen men on earth, come from. Since, they are God’s Meshach on the last time…”
With great thrill and awe, I touched the cloth and its sunny-silver threads. Then, the Holy Spirit of God Himself passed through my heart, and thus I could see Jesus and His disciples on the high mountain. At this moment, Lord was transfigured before them and His clothes became dazzling white – as white as the sunny-silver cloth, which threads I was touching with my hand, were. The Holy Spirit passed through my heart again in order for me to see that, once again, the threads reached the Cross of Golgotha. Here that Jesus spoke to me again, saying:
“If anyone wants to be called Chosen by My Father, let such man accept in their heart that the Chosen ones wear the robe of My righteousness. To wear this robe means for one to follow Me to the high mountain of Transfiguration. Exactly there, I will appear before you in the Cloud and Glory of My Father.
As One, Who talks to Moses and Elijah. As One, Who gives you the Spirit and Power of Moses and the Spirit and Power of Elijah! As One, Who will make you shine like stars in the sky among a warped and crooked generation that runs after the gold image of Babylon.
If you really understand that the robe of Meshach is the fine linen of Gospel, bright and clean, you will really leave the valleys of the world in order to climb up the high mountain of Transfiguration.
Here that, from this mountain, I have been speaking to you through My servant for years! For years, My words and My visions to you were dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. If I have spoken to all of you, who accept the deed of My prophet, I have done this, because My Father has found you and has pointed at you to be His Chosen people, and thus fulfil the written word:
“For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified…” (Romans 8:29-30)
So, how can you comment on this, you, God’s people? Is the image you want to conform to My Image or the gold image on the plain of Dura? Will you ask for the bright robe of Meshach or the black suits of merchants and criminals?
Here I tell you that no one without God’s Image will ever surmount the blazing fiery furnace, but will run far away from it and will hurry to kiss the gold image, in order to save himself both the persecution and glory. However, if anyone has My Spirit in his heart, such man will keep his robe unstained and will be God’s Meshach of the last time…”
After these words, Jesus pointed again at the Wisdom, telling me:
“Now, for a last time, see how God’s Wisdom will create the Mantle of Abednego…”
I looked at the Wisdom, when I noticed the girl open God’s Word on another page. Stretching her white hands, she was pulling blood-red threads from the Spirit and Light, and was twining them round her fingers. So, over and over again, she stood in front of the loom and began to weave the threads into the well-taut cords. Here that the creation of the cloth of a blood-red mantle was taking place in front of my eyes. Being incapable of taking my eyes off the very cloth, I whispered quietly:
“Jesus! Is not this Your Blood, by which You sacrificed Your Life for us? Are not these last threads soaked with Your Holy Blood?”
In reply, my Lord told me:
“Stretch your hands to this cloth and see where the threads come from and where they finish…”
Hardly having touched the cloth, I felt that the Holy Spirit filled me with very brisk Fire. Then, I saw my Saviour in the twilight of the Garden of Gethsemane. He was horrified in His pain and His Voice passed either into sobbing, or into crying. Due to the unbearable suffering, droplets of blood appeared upon His forehead. While I was looking at the blood on His forehead, the vision changed and I saw the blood upon His body: blood, caused by scourging and violation; blood, caused by the terrible outrage of the devil and his servants. However, this vision also changed and I could see Jesus on the very Cross of Golgotha – with blood upon His hands and feet; with a head, bleeding due to the thorns, driven into it.
Then, Lord took my hand, raised it from the bloodstained cloth and told me with ardent Voice:
“Such is the mantle of Abednego – a mantle of the Faithful ones; a mantle for all those, who will resist the gold image of the devil to the point of shedding their blood. Since, exactly My Blood makes you Faithful. Just as the Son was Faithful to His Father to death on a Cross, so you also have to be Faithful to the Son to the point of shedding your blood, i.e. to death. Since, how many of you would repeat the words of the Faithfulness to death; words, by which Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego told the king of Babylon:
“King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and He will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if He does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up…” (Daniel 3:16-18)
Are you ready to refuse to bow before the gold image of the devil, even when I decide to glorify My Name, by letting you suffer to death for Me?
This is the Faithfulness My people need in order to withstand! The Faithfulness that comes with the Power of Blood! By this Faithfulness, the Heaven has accepted its great sons and daughters. This is the Faithfulness, by which every one of you dresses in a mantle, in order to be God’s Abednego of the last time!”
After these last words, Jesus smiled and told me:
“Now, Lord your God commands you to put on the hosen, the robe and the mantle! For, I will lead you again to the blazing furnace in order for you to pass through it…”
I had never felt in my heart as great benevolence by the Father and the Son as at this moment. With thrill and excitement, I put on the hosen of Shadrach and I felt my spirit’s readiness to fly off. A moment later, Jesus passed me the robe of Meshach and my heart sensed this robe like Heavenly armour for my spirit. However, the greatest presence and filling by the Spirit happened when Jesus laid the mantle of Abednego upon me. Love by Father, more powerful and excellent than ever before, filled my veins and obsessed all my thoughts. Here that Jesus pointed down with His hand and told me:
“Let Me lead you to the furnace. Since, this is the reason that you were given all the Heavenly visions, described in this book…”