A Vision of the Condition of the Present-day Church (Rebecca Brown)

This is a prophetic vision given to Daniel Yoder and which was shared by his wife, Rebecca Brown. Yoder and Brown are the founders of the ministry Harvest Warriors.

4-28-16 THE BATTLE

Recently the Lord gave Daniel a powerful vision that we believe should be shared with God’s people.

Daniel was transported in spirit to a great battlefield. Two armies were arrayed face to face, fighting. The one army was made up of Satan’s demons, and the second army was made up of God’s people. The Lord drew Daniel’s attention to several things about the armies and the battle.

First, the armor of God. (Ephesians 6, see below) Very few of the people had the full armor of God on. Most were carrying what looked like wooden swords and cardboard shields. Most had heads too big to be able to put on the Helmet of Salvation, so they had no helmets. Their heads were swollen with pride and the things of the world. They had never shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone, and indeed, did no know how to do so. The Helmet of Salvation helps you to have single mindedness about loving and serving the Lord. (2 Timothy 2:1-4, see below) The Helmet also helps us to keep our minds pure and committed to the Lord. (2 Corinthians 10:3-5, see below) Most had swollen heads because of what they had been taught and saw in their leaders who taught them only the doctrine of health and wealth and that no demon or curse could touch them, thus no need for spiritual warfare.

Many of the women were dressed in fancy high heeled shoes that greatly restricted any free movement in battle. The men likewise had on slick fancy dress shoes which caused them to slip and fall. This is because they never worked to have their feet shod with the gospel of peace, and were more concerned with worldly things and success than pleasing God and carrying the gospel to others. Some were without shoes at all because they had never been taught to share the gospel, and believed this was the job of the pastors, or that sinners would simply come to their church buildings

Many were trying to fight with their wooden sword in one hand and with the other were holding onto their pants to keep them from falling down around their feet. This was because they did not have the Belt of Truth in place to hold them up. Indeed, they had never studied the Bible for themselves, and did not know the Word of God, and lived according to their own desires, disregarding God’s clear commands to guide them in truth and righteousness and spiritual warfare.

Most knew nothing at all about spiritual warfare, nor had they studied or memorized the scriptures giving God’s people the authority they need in warring with demons or spiritual rulers of darkness. Most had been taught in their churches that Christians were completely protected against all curses and demons so there was no need for spiritual warfare. Some held up a Bible in front of them believing the Bible would shield them from the swords of the demons. The demons just laughed and with one swipe of their swords chopped off their hands and sent the Bibles flying uselessly. Once again, this is because God’s Word tells that the “sword of the Holy Spirit is God’s Word.” These people had never studied God’s Word for themselves and knew essentially nothing about it, or how to use God’s Word in battle. They believed all they needed was to listen to their pastors and maybe their Sunday school teachers. (Psalm 119:11, see below) Thus, their Bibles were useless because they did not know what was in them except for a few verses they thought guaranteed them everything they wanted: health, wealth, success, etc. There is nowhere in God’s Word that says to hold up our Bible as a shield, we are to use the Shield of Faith in battle.

Most Christians are also taught just the first part of Isaiah 54:17 which says: “No weapon formed against you shall prosper.” However they overlook the rest of that same verse that makes it clear the Christians also have to fight. That verse goes on to say, “And every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord.” Christians have to FIGHT as well.

Many called out for their pastors to protect them, or called upon the Lord for protection from the demons. God’s answer to them was, “I have given you all authority over the demons in My Son’s name, and provided you with the guidance you need to fight this battle in My Word. Why should I go before you to protect you? I even gave you My armor to protect you and give you victory in this battle. I am protecting your backs, it is your job to take up My authority and fight victoriously against these demons.

Many more simply turned and tried to run from the battlefield. God did not protect them and the demons cut them down quickly. God’s Word tells us, “and after having done all, STAND.” (Eph. 6, see below) There is no provision for retreat in God’s Word! God will protect our backs as we stand firm or go forward in battle, not backwards. God told the retreating Christians that He could not protect their backs because they were running away from the enemy. God thundered: “THERE IS NO RETREAT IN ME!”

All of those struck down by the demons at a minimum turned cold in their relationship with the Lord. Most fell into every sort of sin imaginable. Their children rebelled and their families fell apart, many ending up in divorce. Many who did not receive promises for healing and wealth promised to them by their leaders were accused of not having “enough faith.” They turned bitter, lost their faith altogether and turned away from the Lord. The competition between churches increased to gigantic proportions as did the destructive gossip and destructive behavior of one so-called Christian toward another, causing many more to turn away from the Lord. (1 Corinthians 11:27-30, see below)

Some Christians had read and studied God’s Word, but were never taught or realized the reality of spiritual warfare. For these, the Holy Spirit was able to bring into their minds the scriptures necessary to enable them to put on the full armor of God and to fight victoriously.

Those who had been taught spiritual warfare, who loved the Lord and His Word, and sought to live completely dedicated to Him and to be pleasing to Him, had the full armor of God shinning on them and in their hands, and they were winning great victories over the demons, driving them back and out of their lives. Sadly, they were few in number.

There were a few Christians who knew about spiritual warfare, but their armor was old, rusted and of little use ,and their swords were dull. These had once been enthusiastic about spiritual warfare, but then the cares of the world, the desire for entertainment, and family matters, drew them away from their total commitment to the Lord and their first love. They fought, but most fell victim to the demon soldiers, unless they quickly repented and asked for the Lord’s mercy and returned to their first love and started standing and fighting again. Every person entering the military goes through a thing called basic training. One of the first things they learn is how to clean and keep their weapons and armor in top shape, and readily available.

THE LORD IS CALLING TO HIS PEOPLE: “NOW IS THE TIME! PREPARE YOUR ARMOR AND PREPARE FOR WAR! THE LAST GREAT BATTLE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN.”

SCRIPTURES:

Ephesians 6:12-18

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”

2 Timothy 2:1-4

“You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus . . . You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.”

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal [physical] but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing [thought] that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”

1 Corinthians 11:27-30

“Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.”

Psalm 119:11

“Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.”

Matthew 10:34

Jesus said: “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” “Sword” is used in the spiritual sense.

Please read and pray about this and share it with others.

Rebecca.

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A Prophetic Vision Given 10 Years Ago Explains the Evil Times We Are In (Part 2)

This is a prophetic vision given to Daniel Yoder on February 6, 2004. The vision comes in two parts, and the first part can be found here. Yoder and his wife, Rebecca Brown, are the founders of the ministry Harvest Warriors.

I, Daniel received this vision on February 6, 2004, seconds after the vision described in “AWAKE AWAKE WAR IS UPON US.” After seeing Satan’s war council which I described in AWAKE AWAKE, the angel spoke to me and said, “Come up to heaven with me, I want to show you what the world looks like to the Savior, from the throne room of God.” As we ascended upward we went through a layer of heaviness — it was spiritual in nature, a terrible oppression. I couldn’t see up or down, it was so dark. But we were ascending on a beam of light. I asked the angel what the darkness was, and why I was feeling so oppressed and heavy.

“This is the realm between heaven and earth. This is where satan and his angels have their domain. They will have this until the last day when God will cast them into the abyss.”

The angel told me that this was the same place where Michael fought the Prince of Persia who was holding up the messenger with the answers to Daniel’s prayers.

Then I asked the angel what the beam of light was that we were traveling in. He said, “It is the prayers of the saints. The prayers of those who are interceding and fighting spiritual warfare for their churches, homes and countries.”

As we arrived in heaven, the brightness was more glorious than the human language has words to describe. My natural eyes could not see the light, it was as if I was seeing it in a mirror. The angel then turned me and said, “Behold the planet earth.” All I saw was darkness with little beams of light popping up all over the world. These little lights were so powerful that they cut right through the darkness of satan’s realm. I asked the angel what the points of light were. Once again he said to me, “These are the prayers of the saints.” The lights were not constant, they turned off and on repeatedly. I asked the angel why they blinked off and on. He said, “Every time a light goes off, it is because someone is arguing or gossiping, giving into satan and the powers of darkness, even fighting within the Body of Christ. When these things happen within any church it causes it to lose its effectiveness in prayer.”

I said, “But all the churches are praying, why aren’t there more lights?”

“Yes,” he said,”but it depends on the condition of the prayer and who is saying the prayer, and if there is sin within that Body of Christ. Satan has the right to block many of the prayers, because of the teaching in a lot of churches. If the sermons or teaching is fleshly, selfish, and harmful to others, the connection is never made to heaven.”

I said, “Is there anything we can do to change this?”

“As I said earlier, the angels are standing by to do warfare, but the churches have not yet found their authority to deal in spiritual warfare in the way God has called her to do. This is because of the fighting, competition, gossip, slander, false prophets, false teachers, and sins of the people. The churches are teaching the doctrines of man, not the doctrines of God.” The angel turned to me and looked me straight in the eyes and said, “You have read the Word of God, do you not see how the church deviates from what is written in God’s word? They fight over homosexuality, abortion, marriage, politics, money, and even over what color carpet to put in their sanctuaries.”

I said, “What can I do to change the church?”

He said, “Come, let’s go. I will show you the church.”

Once again, on a beam of light we descended down to earth over the U.S.A. It looked like I could see every church in America all at once, both great and small and in between. I saw around each one of the churches the evil spirits that had been assigned to them by satan. I said, “If the church rebukes them, will they leave?”

“It is written that man must repent and turn from his and her wicked ways, only then will God once again heal the land.”

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

“The amount of power any church has in spiritual warfare is directly related to the condition of the lives of the people within it.” As the angel waved his arm across the planet he said, “See, man has built temples unto their flesh. Man says God will come and dwell in these buildings — they have not understood that God no longer dwells in a building, but in the hearts of men. Most of these buildings are full of the flesh, but empty of the Holy Spirit. They were built for the comfort and pleasure of the flesh of men, not for God. Man has become the authority in the churches, not God. God’s churches are nearly all run by boards and political decisions. When God does pour His Spirit out on some places, quickly, man starts taking the glory. When the Spirit leaves these places, the pastors, prophets and teachers do not even realize it. They continue ministering in the flesh with signs and wonders from the flesh, not from God. Look, some are even putting on programs of healing instead of taking healing to the streets and hospitals like Jesus and the apostles did. Some of the faith healers won’t even touch those in wheel chairs because they know they don’t have the power to heal them.”

Then he said again, “Let us look at the Church.”

“They have prophets who prophesy for pay. The people have to have their prophetic fix. A satanic fix from the devil. They run to and fro searching for a prophet to give them a word. Eventually they get so confused and frustrated by the many words they receive, they walk away from seeking God, and seek only the prophets. It becomes almost like an addiction. They have to have a word from a prophet frequently or they cannot be happy.”

I said, “Is not the gift of prophecy real?” He said, “Yes. It is the true prophets of old that set the example by prophesying correction and destruction through God’s judgment, calling the people to repentance. Most of the prophets today prophesy peace, prosperity and good times. We will see which one will come to pass.”

Soberly he continued, “Today the majority of the prophets prophesy how wealthy people are going to be, they prophesy only fame and wealth and good times and blessing, never any of the hardships and suffering and the realities of life. They prophesy that everyone will have a great ministry, a mega ministry; they despise small ministries. The prophets today never see sin in anyone’s life, so they never tell anyone to repent. Some of the prophets prophesied incorrectly that Y2K was going to be a disaster, yet completely missed 9/11/02. The prophets have been prophesying for over 40 years now that the rapture is coming within just a few days.” I asked the angel, “what do you mean?”

“He said, there was a famous prophet in Arizona who prophesied that the end was coming on a specific day, many Christians sold their property and moved there. Then there were the prophets prophesying the Lord’s coming on Rosha Honna, 1988. Many more fell into the trap of believing them. When He was here on earth, Jesus made it very clear that no man would know the day of His return. Today, no one is considering that God could delay His return for many years. The Christians have not built for the future, only for the present. The prophet Joseph prophesied the 7 year drought, and people prepared.” I asked him if more disaster was coming to America.

He said, “Yes. I will show you. But you cannot write about it yet” I said, “then what am I supposed to do?”

He said, “look and listen. Most pastors today just want to build a name and a kingdom for themselves. They want to be on TV. They want to have radio stations. Books upon books are being written on how great life is. Books that make people feel good. Few are teaching God’s people the truth. The pastors are not teaching God’s people how to discern between good and evil. The church is not taking a stand against sin, instead they are compromising. Most of the churches are not even teaching their people how to fight spiritual warfare.”

I said, “But people are praising and worshiping God.” He said, “God’s not even listening to them. He doesn’t want to hear their praises when they are only edifying their flesh. Remember what God said through the prophet Amos?

“I hate, I despise your feast days,
And I do not savor your sacred assemblies.
Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings,
I will not accept them,
Nor will I regard your fattened peace offerings.
Take away from Me the noise of your songs,
For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments.
But let justice run down like water,
And righteousness like a mighty stream.” Amos 5:21-24

He continued, “The church wants to put on programs of entertainment, not teaching. Even the pastors and prophets are becoming showmen and actors.” Once again the angel turned to look at me with a very sober expression. “Even the ministers name their ministries after themselves, not after God. It becomes man’s ministry, not God’s. The church doesn’t care about the lost or the hurting. I have been to many churches, visiting them in disguise as a physical person, as someone in need, and was turned away. Jesus Himself has visited many churches, in the physical, in disguise as someone in need, and was turned away. I know of an angel sent by God to visit churches posing as someone wealthy. He was always welcomed with open arms, only for his money. During the 60s and 70s God sent a revival to the youth called the “Jesus Movement.” It was rejected by the main line churches as a move of satan.” Still looking at me with this solemn and sorrowful expression on his face, he said, “Do you not know that the pastors, God’s called leaders, do not run the churches today? The church board does! Some denominations put out lesson plans so that the pastors are all preaching the same message on any given Sunday instead of following the Holy Spirit, and His call to their particular area’s needs. In many places the demons laugh when the Christians declare that they have torn strongholds down, completely overlooking the continued presence of bars, prostitutes, gays, abortion clinics, drug pushers and users.”

He swept his arm over the whole U.S. in one gesture saying, “Look at the pastors who are sexually sinning against their wives. Look at the elders, deacons and board members who are actively in adultery and stealing from the church offerings, and participating in many other sins. Yet they call themselves Christian leaders!”

As he swept his arm over the U.S., I got to see the fast rising homosexual movement in America. He said, “Look, this is what the church is compromising with! Now they are even claiming to ordain so called Christian pastors who are homosexual. They completely ignore God’s word that proclaims homosexuality as an abomination to God!”

I got to see the innocent blood crying out from the abortions and ascending to the throne room of God from the lost babies aborted here on earth. In some cases, I even saw it come from people within the churches. I also saw the incredible rise in crime and violence especially among the youth and children. Then I saw Christ overlooking the whole earth, standing with His arms outstretched. His hands were still dripping with blood. The Blood of redemption, the Blood of salvation. But it was being turned back by the flesh, by unrepentant people deep in sin, deep in hatred and bitterness. Many of these were within the walls of the church. I heard Jesus say, “Revival will come when man learns to repent and stop listening to satan.”

Jesus was also saying, “Father hold Thy wrath, hold They wrath, for just a little while longer!”

I did not get to see the look on Jesus’ face, but I could tell by what the angel was doing that it was very sad. That He was weeping over this planet that He had died for, looking down at the putrid sin that man was committing on this earth. I remember the angel saying, “The abominations spoken of in the book of Daniel are about to be completed in America. They are killing children, and legalizing homosexuality. He said that when both were fully legalized by the Congress of America through the laws passed, that then the judgment of God will descent upon first the church, and then America. (1 Peter 4:17)

Then the angel also told me something astonishing. He said, “One of the greatest stumbling blocks within the Church is the complete lack of fear of God and the teaching of a cheap grace. Few there are who have any fear of the loss of their salvation through continued willful sin. They believe they can continuously live in premeditated sin and still be forgiven and go to heaven. they have no fear of God’s chastisement on their lives. Indeed, when trouble comes into their life, not once do they ever think about the fact that it may be the result of their own actions.”

The angel showed me how, over the next few months and years, entertainment would become the parents to children through the computer games and social media. He showed me how the children would become totally possessed by these games. He said, “Everything will be acceptable. Blasphemous and ungodly things will take place in the churches from the pulpits, even pornography.” He told me that there is a huge epidemic of pornography addiction within the church, even amongst the top leadership.

As the angel brought me back home, he said, “The prayers of the people 100 years ago were far greater than the prayers of the people today. People back then were willing to spend large amounts of time on their knees seeking out God. Even the outlaws of that day believed there was a God. The very foundation of our education here in America was based on the Bible. children were taught from the Bible to read and write. The very protection of the children in any given school resulted from the saying of the “Lord’s Prayer” daily.

The very judicial system of America is based on the Bible but has now turned away from God. All of God’s Word has been removed from the schools, and is fast being removed from the courts by activist judges. Most of the prayers of God’s people today are completely self-centered, and most people are unable to concentrate in prayer for more than a few seconds at a time. This is because they have been raised in front of the fast action and constantly shifting scenes on their TV and movie screens. This inability to concentrate is a huge hindrance in their relationship with God.

I asked the angel about the coming disaster in America. Once again we stopped and he said,”America has not seen the destruction that God has chosen for her. The people cannot imagine what the wrath of God is really like. How His anger against their sin is so fierce. In fact, God cannot even look at the planet earth, because if He did so, He would have to pour out His judgment and wrath NOW. Jesus is standing and interceding for the planet. Jesus is the one looking at all that is happening.”

I said, “Is judgment coming?” He said, “It is written!” I said, “Will the wrath be terrible?” He said, “Sodom and Gomorrah were mild compared to what is coming.” Once again I said, “How can it be changed? How can we prevent this disaster from happening?” Then I heard a voice from heaven. I knew it was God’s voice. He thundered, “IF MY PEOPLE WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN. IF THEY WILL STOP SEEKING ENTERTAINMENT AND START SEEKING ME, IF THEY WILL TURN OFF THEIR PROGRAMS AND TURN TO ME, AND INVITE ME BACK INTO THEIR LIVES, IF THEY WILL BRING CORRECT TEACHING BACK TO THE PEOPLE, IF THEY WILL START LISTENING TO MY VOICE AND NOT THE VOICE OF MEN THEN I WOULD NOT POUR MY WRATH OUT.” That’s when I know God was listening to every conversation I had been having with the angel. That’s how God hears every conversation that goes on here on earth!

What’s coming out of your mouth?

The last words I heard from the angel were, “Remember this, JUDGMENT BEGINS IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.”

JULY, 2015 — I have now been released to share this with those who will hear.