4. THE LOOPS OF AMALEK
My brother! My dear friend!
The time is now, when we should leave aside everything that has made us hostile to God and His Will. The time is now, when we all should comprehend that the moment of taking of the Church has almost come. And all powers of evil and wile have taken a stand against this moment. For Satan is ambitious to grab many people for him. That is why the subtitle of the very book is just “Prophetic visions about the plunderers in the Church”.
I believe that you have already made a difference between the taking of the Church in Heaven and the plunders of Satan in the churches. Since, plundering of the Church happens now, and the taking of the Church in Heaven will occur in a short moment. The question is which of the two events is more precious for your heart. Is this the plundering of the Church, when, preaching a false “Gospel”, you might fill your bank account, or this is the taking of the Church in Heaven, because of which you should consider everything rubbish that you may gain Christ. I know by the Lord that many people have become like Zacchaeus. Nevertheless, not everything in them has become killed by the devil. They have climbed up the tree with the hope that they will see the Saviour. And here, Jesus Himself will look at them and will tell them go down from the sycamore-fig, so that He might enter their home and have supper with them. Then, the spirit of Amalek will surely go away. And, touched by God’s Love that looks for giving, instead of taking, they will tell Jesus:
“Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount…” (Luke 19:8)
Then, Lord will certainly say:
“Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost…” (Luke 19:9-10)
Do you know, my dear friend, why Zacchaeus decided to give half of his possessions to the poor men and to pay them back four times the amount of what he has plundered from them?
Let me tell you that this touched by God man gave half of his possession to the poor men, because he devoted the other half of it to Jesus Himself. And if you have to think over the fact why he paid back to the men four times the amount of what he had plundered from them, then, you should better have the faith to accept that just in this way, Zacchaeus purified his heart from the injuries, made on it by the plunderer Lucifer. For this sake, Zacchaeus promised to pay back four times:
Once – for the sake of his love to the Father, Who had sent the Saviour in his home. Second time – for the sake of his love to the Son, Who noticed him and was not confused with his sinful heart. Third time – for the sake of his love to the Holy Spirit, Who chased the darkness out of his heart and made him comprehend how blinding the Light of God’s Salvation was. Fourth time – for the sake of the enlightened conscience, which should not have accuser against it.
I sincerely believe and I hope that many plunderers will be found just like Zacchaeus. Since, the very name of this man means “Justified in God’s presence”. Now, let me share with you the words of Jesus, by which the Saviour filled my heart. Since, I know, they are the most precious in every book. Here how Lord revealed to me the loops of Amalek. He told me:
“Do you know that the Word of My Father talks about the strength of the snares on so many places? My people should relate these words in Spirit of wisdom and revelation long ago. So, they should get over the spirit of Amalek. However, this has not happened, because the human faith took the place of My faith. So, it became more natural for the believers to look at men and to trust men, because of their human faith, than looking at Me and having trust in Me, because of My faith in their hearts…”
“And, what does this mean, Lord for me to look at You and trust in You, because of Your faith in my heart?”
“This means that you should never forget My words, but be always watchful and keep them. Since, I pronounced My words for the sake of My faith. If anybody lives My words, it is due to My faith. However, if other man lives the human words, it is due to his human faith. Therefore, remember what words I told you, when I warned you about the spirit of Amalek; although few of you were attentive enough in My words, so that they could recognize this spirit…”
The Lord’s hand had already pointed at the exact verses from “Gospel by Luke”. They were declaring:
“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)
Then, Lord asked again:
“Do you know what means for that day to close on you unexpectedly like a trap? It is as if you have lived with the thought that you belong to the Lord and to His Kingdom and nothing has troubled your heart, but in spite of that you have missed the Kingdom and the King Himself. It is as if you have waited the moment of the taking of the Church, and, when this instant has come, you have been found caught in a trap, without being able to fly up and to meet the Lord in the air…”
I was listening to the Lord and I added:
“Jesus! In the first vision with the taking of the Church in Heaven, You showed me the same view, did not You? There, I saw a great number of people all over the earth, who had called themselves Christians. However, their wings were ensnared; they were bound in loops and nets. So, they could not fly up…”
“So it was, My boy! This is the tragedy, which I want to protect you from. Since, the loops will not be looking like snares to the very end. And the men will not even feel the instant of the taking in Heaven, because they will be under the power of the loops themselves.
Do you understand then that the loop is the wile of Satan, by which he separates you from God’s Salvation, injecting in the same time deceitful calm in your heart and the illusion that you have no reason to worry?
Then, you are running after your earth profits, with the assurance that this is God’s Will. You are doing your earth compromises, sure that you please thus God and Father. You are bowing before your earth idols, convinced that they are the indisputable spiritual authorities.
However, My words will never be broken. That day will come like a trap upon all those, who live all over the earth. Therefore, before showing to you the loops themselves, I want for you to think over My words. Why did I say that day would close on you unexpectedly like a trap upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth? Could then My people escape the destiny, hidden in these words of Mine?”
“Yes, Lord! I believe that they have been settled by the Holy Spirit to live in heavenly places…”
Jesus smiled. Then, He said:
“This explanation may satisfy you, but not the people around you.
How would you explain them that you live in heavenly areas if they can see you every day on the earth? And, what is the deep sense, hidden in My words?
Read them again, Stefan! Read them again and see once more that I do not talk about the earth, but about the face of the earth…”
The words of Jesus astounded me. Indeed, in His warning to the Church, Lord was talking that that day would come unexpectedly like a trap upon all those, who lived on the face of the whole earth. Then, as if to help me, Lord asked me again:
“If anybody lives on the face of the earth, does not such man like the face of the earth? And you, do you know what the face of the earth is like?”
The answer shone in the very words of Jesus. So, I told Him:
“Lord, the world is just the face of the earth. For the face means an image. When this is the image of the earth, it is the image of the mortal men, too. And those, who do not seek the face of the earth, but Your Face, Lord, they show that they have been settled at You, in order to be descendants of Jacob…”
“That is right, My boy! Those, who seek My Face, they are Jacob. As to the others, who like the face of the earth and exchange the Glory of God for an image of a mortal man, My warning about the day, coming unexpectedly like a trap, concerns them in full degree. Then, see the deep message, related to the loops of Amalek. Since, Amalek means plunderer. And one plunderer always uses loops.
Look at My words from the Gospel by Matthew, which have always been misinterpreted and only few people have really comprehended their target…”
While Jesus was talking to me, His words, concerning the plunderer Amalek emerged in my heart:
“Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can rob his house…” (Matthew 12:29)
I had hardly read His words, when Lord asked me:
“Then, how do you understand this warning of Mine? Most people think that this is My Will for anybody to tie the strong man and to rob his house. Tell Me then, if you accept from these words of Mine that the strong one is the devil, who you are going to tie, what would you rob from his house? What would you take from his household belongings? In the last reckoning, should God treat His people like ones, who rob and plunder?”
“No, Lord! Your people can not plunder. They might tie the devil, but they would hardly take anything from the household goods of the devil. Your people are not plunderers. Plunderers are only Amalekites. Plunderer is the spirit of Amalek, too. He is only that one, who would tie the strong man, so that he might rob his house…”
“Then, who is the strong man? And how might the strong man be bound? And, if any house is robbed, what does it turn into?”
“Lord, if one house is robbed, it remains empty. Since, the robbers take out of it everything, which might be taken…”
“Well, remember then My words I have talked to you. Remember how I said:
“When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, “I will return to the house I left.” When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation…” (Matthew 12:43-45)
Do you notice that the house is empty and unoccupied here, too? Then, think, who is that strong man, who is tied, so that the household goods might be robbed?”
The answer came on my mouth itself. So, I told the Lord:
“Jesus! You Are the strong One, Who is tied. Only then, the spirit of Amalek gets free to rob the whole house…”
Lord looked at me with perfect attention. Then, He told me:
“Here this is the first loop of the spirit of Amalek – the loop, by which my presence is tied, so that the whole house might be robbed.
Tell Me then:
Is it possible Lord, Who is the Strong One amongst you, to be tied?”
I was carefully listening to my Lord. So, I answered Him:
“Jesus, if it is written in Your Word that many people crucify You second time and disgrace You in their hearts, it means that beforehand, You have been tied in these hearts. When the guard of the chief priests caught You, they tied You and led You off to Pilate, did not they? And, if Pilate was the symbol of Rome, i.e. of the world, have not the Christians of today tied You in the same way in their hearts? Since, they are who led the presence of the world into the Temple…”
“You answered absolutely right!” – told me Lord and continued:
“If I gave you My Gospel to tie the devil by it, the spirit of the world gave his servants his lying “Gospel”, so that My presence in the hearts might be tied. So, you understand why the devil plunders the whole household belongings only after the Strong One having been tied. When My Gospel has turned from good news about My Kingdom of Heaven into false “gospel” about earth prosperity, earth education and earth career, then, the loop of the devil over the human hearts have become tight. You, however, look better who are the targets of the spirit of Amalek. Since, he has not power over all people, but only over those, who have been given to him. Remember what Prophet Moses told about the authority of this spirit…”
While Jesus was talking to me, the words of God’s prophet had already appeared in my heart:
“Remember what the Amalekites did to you along the way when you came out of Egypt. When you were weary and worn out, they met you on your journey and cut off all who were lagging behind; they had no fear of God…” (Deuteronomy 25:17-18)
Then, Jesus kept talking to me. He asked me:
“Do you notice that the spirit of Amalek cuts off only those men, who are lagging behind, and those, who are weary and worn out? Tell Me now, who are these people, who are lagging behind?”
“Lord, I believe that these are the men, described in Your Gospel by Luke:
“No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God…” (Luke 9:62)
Moreover, Your Apostle added in his message, clearly announcing the words of God:
“But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.” But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved…” (Hebrews 10:38-39)
Jesus sadly smiled and said:
“I wish there had been more people, who would no only confess, but live these verses. For now, My eyes see churches, overfilled with people, who shrink back and are lagging behind. Nobody wants to remember the example of My Apostle Paul. Nobody wants to see what jealousy had My servant, when he declared:
“Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus…” (Philippians 3:13-14)
Do you notice that Paul was trying to forget what was behind and was straining toward what was ahead? And you, how would you get over the spirit of Amalek unless you begin to live the words of Paul? Would not then the spirit of Amalek lay snares for you, so that those of you, who have shrunk back and are lagging behind, might be caught in them? Here, for this reason I warn all of you and I command:
Stop thinking about what is behind and devote your thoughts, words and deeds to what is ahead and heavenward – your calling by Lord Jesus Christ! Those men, who think about what is below, on the earth, they allow the plunderer to tie My presence in their hearts and to rob all My words I have laid inside them.
Now, Stefan, see the other three loops, because they are clearly appeared in My warning from “The Gospel of Luke”:
“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…” (Luke 21:34-35)
I had no doubt that Lord emphasized just on dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life. What is more, Jesus began talking to me, saying:
“When anybody has thought about what is below, instead of what is above, tying in this way Lord in his life, then the spirit of Amalek, who is the plunderer of Lucifer, has hurried to ensure his constant control over the hearts through the rest loops, which are not less terrible than the first one. Therefore, see now how the loop of dissipation looks like…”
After the words of Jesus, a vision appeared in front of my heart. I could see fat men, who were sitting around a table, covered with all sorts of meals. Obviously, they were very pleased, because endless guzzling was in store for them. All of a sudden, they fell upon the meals and began to swallow them. This spree continued by the moment, when the contents of the plates disappeared in their stomachs. Then, Lord told me:
“Go to them and offer them from the Heavenly Word, by which I inspire you. Give them from the Heavenly Bread and see what is going to happen…”
So, in the vision itself, I approached the fat men and I left the whole Heavenly Bread, given to me by the Lord, upon the table. The view of the Bread visibly impressed the men and they broke off pieces of it. Then, they put these pieces in their mouth and tried to chew them up. However, they had not swallowed the first mouthfuls of the Heavenly Bread yet, when their stomachs writhed in pain and they gulped up on the very table. After that, they looked at me with oily and lustful eyes, saying:
“Take your Bread back! We do not need your Bread! Ha, ha, ha! You have not even finished a biblical school, neither have you got any certificate. Nevertheless, you have taken up preaching the Bible!”
After these words, they stuck their tongues out and began to lick the vomit on the table, because this vomit was very tasteful and attractive for them…
I was disgusted with this vision, and my eyes could no longer stand the view of the men, smacking as swine. Then, Lord stopped the vision, and told me:
“Remember and let all people know that dissipation is one of the most successful loops of Amalek! Since, the human heart is not very big. When it is filled with the tasteful meals of the worldly theology, then, there is no place for the Prophetic Word of My Father in such hearts. They are already full enough to accept that there is something new for them to learn. You used to feel this in your serving many times, while you were looking at men, who were vomiting the prophetic word, unable to combine it with the theology, which they are overeaten with. And, if the Prophetic Spirit of Father is the rope, by which Lord raises His people over the power of Babylon, what else the theology might be, but the loop of Amalek? It is a loop, related to dissipation. It is a loop, which makes hearts overweigh with greed for earth education, instead of longing for heavenly formation. Then, look at the next loop. This is the snare of drunkenness…”
A vision emerged again in front of my heart. So, I noticed many people, who were crowding around a pulpit, behind which there was a cupbearer. They were coming close to him, and he was filling their glasses with wine. Then, they were draining their glasses, and were stretching out their hands again, for the sole purpose of receiving more wine. Received more wine, they were drinking it up and were stretching again their hands to receive more wine. After having received it, they were drinking it again. Then, Lord told me:
“Look and see what the wine will cause to them. Since, it will certainly have the effect of a loop…”
Indeed, everything happened just as Jesus had told me. For the wine itself dimmed their minds and bewitched their hearts, so that they began to reel and stagger. They were moving their feet, as if they were wrapped with ropes and ties. Very soon, fallen under the influence of the wine, they fell down onto the earth. Then, Lord told me:
“When people are preached from the pulpit that they are already saved, then, these men will never be doing anything more for their salvation. Such sermons namely have the effect of the wine, which hurries to captive the heart and corrupt the mind. Then, nobody of these intoxicated men wants to realize that Salvation comes only there, where there is faith in Me. However, faith in Me is not only confession of your mouth. Faith in Me means for you to live as Me. Since, the Spirit, Who was in Me, is the Same Spirit, Who lives in you now.
However, do these drunken men live as Me? Do they have My Love to the lost sheep? Have they got My jealousy against the merchants? Have they got the Holiness, by which they might stand before the Throne of My Father? Since, Holy means “separated”. And they, did they separate themselves from the world? Did they separate themselves from its models, conferences, and politics? Did they separate themselves from the avarice and love of money, which is a loop that leads to destruction and ruin?
One drunken man does not ask questions! Since, the degree inside him is the answer of all his questions. That is why this degree will just be the loop in his feet, which will be closing on him with the coming of the Lord’s Day. Finally, look at the last one of the loops of Amalek. Since, this is the loop of the anxieties of life…”
After the words of Jesus, I was again in a vision. A house appeared in front of my eyes and I saw a lorry, which stopped in front of it. Then, I saw how Lucifer himself got down the lorry. He raised his hand and ordered his servants to unload the lorry. So, his servants began to discharge all kinds of beautiful and desirable things. There were electrical appliances and household goods in the latest fashion, beautiful cabinets and armchairs, as well as a lustrous limousine, delivery from the west. Then, Lucifer approached the house and shouted with a tender and caressing voice:
“Are you here, my dear child? I have prepared everything you wished. Now, I want to see that your house is worthy for these splendid privileges, which I carry for you…”
In reply, a woman came out of the house. At the view of this plenty, she smiled to Lucifer and told him:
“One moment, my benefactor, since I should sweep the house beforehand!”
After her words, the woman took a broom and began to sweep. Very soon, her house got unoccupied, swept clean and ready for the privileges, given to her by Lucifer. Then, Jesus told me:
“Come with Me, so that you might see what the rubbish, which the woman carried to the dust-bins, was…”
So, I went with my Lord and we both approached the dust-bins in order to see what the woman had swept. My eyes saw a view, which shocked me and made me react. What I had seen in the dust-bin, was the Old Testament of my Lord, which pages were torn out and scattered everywhere. At this view, I jumped into the bin and I began to collect the precious pages, indignantly crying:
“What did this woman do with Your Testament, Lord?”
Lord quietly said:
“She considered it to be rubbish, Stefan! Everything Mine was considered by her as rubbish; she did that for the sole purpose to receive the privileges, which Lucifer had promised to her. Tireless generator of all her abominations was not anything else, but the anxieties of life. So, look at this home, which the bonuses and privileges of Lucifer came into, and tell Me what had happened to it…”
I looked at the house and I noticed that it had fully covered with a strong net. Then, I asked my Lord again:
“Jesus, is not this vision one more complete confirmation of Your words that the impure spirit finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order? Moreover, does not the fact that the devil has come into a swept house talk about its owner that he has considered You rubbish, for the sole purpose to receive his profits from the prince of this world?”
“That is right! However, it is rare to be found men, who consider everything rubbish for the sole purpose of gaining Me. That is why such an interpretation and reading of My words might rarely be heard, too.
Here, I say and let those, who are watchful and alert, listen to My Voice:
As the Son of Man found one Mary and one Martha once, so there will be in this last time one humble Mary and one Martha, who is anxious about so many things and takes care of them. Then, the humble Mary, staying at My feet, will surely receive the better share, and will enjoy it in abundance, while the last Martha will do the same as the woman in the vision above did. Let those, who are sensible, remember the words of My Apostle. After that, let them compare these words with the vision I gave to you. Since, My Apostle said once:
“If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men…” (1 Corinthians 15:19)
Here this is the loop, My boy! Here this is the loop, by which the devil possesses the men. Since, many people decide that the Name Christ is a formula for everything and most of all – prescription for easy life on the earth. However, the example I left you was not like this. I promised you persecution and sufferings. I promised you to pass through many hardships to enter the Kingdom. Nevertheless, most people forgot My words and decided that the Kingdom might wait them for some time until they see life on the earth.
Do you understand now that your house will surely be swept? Do you realize after all that the question is not in this? The question is what you have considered to be rubbish!
For Paul considered everything rubbish for the sole purpose of gaining Me. And the present worshipers of Amalek consider Me to be rubbish, for the sole purpose of gaining the goods and profits of this world. That is why they have no share with Me; they will only share the doom of that one, who laid the loops in their feet. As to My people, who have not been tempted by the fact that they have not the gains and privileges of the earth men, I tell them all:
Do not be afraid, because you have not brought anything in the world, neither can you bring something out! You have living and clothes by the Lord, and they will satisfy all your needs. Since, My Father knows what you need; He knows how to add it to your life, too.
You, however, should first be forcefully advancing to lay hold of the Kingdom of Heaven!”
Jesus stopped speaking. Only then, I realized how great and splendid His Love was; this Love, by which my Saviour would never give rest to His eyelids unless He rescued even His last sheep from the clutch of the plunderer. I want to believe, my brother that you have fully realized what spirit this Amalek is like. I want to believe that you have noticed his traps and snares, which he always lays in the way of the Lord’s people, who leave Egypt. I want to believe that you will be thinking about the taking of the Church in Heaven with thrill and humbleness, even though most people around you are thinking about their plunder and spoils with undisguised lust and greed. Therefore, I will finish the message in this book with the verse from that psalm, which is My wish for you and your life. Let it be God’s answer in your destiny till the moment of our eternal meeting with the King of Zion:
“Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, from the traps set by evildoers. Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety…” (Psalms 141:9-10)
Amen and Amen!