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There are many statements in the Bible which we read right over,
without realising their full significance. This is one of them.
By Malcolm B Heap, Midnight Ministries
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Jesus spoke of His cousin, John the Baptist in these glowing terms:
What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed, those who wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and MORE THAN A PROPHET. For this is he of whom it is written: "Behold I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You." (Matt 11:7-10).
Not only was Jesus calling John a prophet of God, but He was saying he was more than that! What did He mean?
JOHN WAS THE FIRST MESSENGER
There are many prophets, who are appointed by God to:
Cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet; tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins (Is 58:1).
But not all prophets have the same function. In John's case, he was appointed by God specifically to prepare the way spiritually before Jesus' ministry on earth. In doing so, John fulfilled the OT scripture Jesus quoted above:
"Behold I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You." (Matt 11:10, quoted from Mal 3:1).
This was a UNIQUE function, and it also partly fulfilled this other famous prophecy in Malachi:
Behold, I will send you [an] Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord... (Mal 4:5).
John performed one fulfilment of that prophecy (Matt 17:14). However, God is ingenious in His predictions and the way He works them out. So, prophecies are often dual in meaning and fulfilment. The Bible contains many prophecies which are fulfilled by a type and then an antitype.
It is significant that the prophecy of the coming of Elijah and 'My messenger' use the singular. God did not say that there would be several Elijahs or several messengers to fulfil the UNIQUE function of John the Baptist or of the end-time Elijah.
There was only one John the Baptist, who fulfilled the prophecy singularly before Jesus' first coming, even though there were other prophets who performed their prophetic roles before Jesus' advent and after.
The way Jesus compared the end-time fulfilment to the former Elijah (John) also seems to allude to singularity:
Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that [an] Elijah has come already [John], and they did not know [acknowledge or spiritually recognise] him but did to him whatever they wished... (Matt 17:11,12).
Panin's Numeric New Testament brings out the need for the small word 'an' before 'Elijah'. John was the Elijah for that time – one prophet (Luke 1:76), who was MORE THAN that because he fulfilled the singular messenger's role.
Jesus identified John as that former Elijah, and logic would seem to infer that the latter Elijah will also be singular, too. There was only one Moses, one Abraham, one Isaac, one Jacob, one Joseph, etc.
WHO IS THE SECOND MESSENGER?
In this sense also, Malachi's prophecy pointed to one:
Behold, I will send you [an] Elijah the prophet... (Mal 4:5).
'Behold' is emphatic! Do people 'behold' or see? No, they don't. Most believers are completely unaware of how God works out His plans. God has to reveal the meaning(s) of His declaration, but most believers are too shallow or self-centred so that they cannot perceive (Ps 25:14).
When it comes to fulfilling the messenger's role of Elijah, Jesus seemed to intimate that the second messenger would also be singular, like the first. You can see that if you compare Matthew 11:10 and 17:11,12 with Mark 9:11-13. Mark's account states that the purpose of Elijah's coming is to restore all things (Mark 9:12). John didn't do that restoration. It's an end-time, NOW prophecy!
I hasten to add that, although these prophecies emphasise the singularity and uniqueness of the task and its completion (more about that in a moment), it can certainly be argued that the working of the Spirit in fulfilling various aspects of Elijah's end-time work is not confined to one man and his function. That theme is developed in Who Is The End-Time Elijah?
But, although the Holy Spirit engages a multi-faceted work in fulfilling part of the meaning of the restoration which 'Elijah' must fulfil, there is one aspect of restoration that I now believe is being singularly fulfilled (although, not just by one individual, because it involves one family or group to complete). That aspect is the written compilation of God's restored truths.
Ten years ago, I could not see this. MM publications were relatively few and incomplete. They certainly didn't constitute a complete restoration of biblical truths for the Church in its contemporary context. But hindsight helps. And when God speaks to someone else, with a clear statement, boldly declaring to whom God has given the restoration of His truths, should we argue?
I was reluctant to think down these lines for many years, because I know that I am by no means the only one appointed as a prophet at this time, and I often wondered where the others were whom God was using to restore His truths in written form.
There are many impostors who arrogantly claim they are the end-time Elijah or that they uniquely hold the restored end-time truths of God, but their evil fruits deny them, pride being top of the list.
I wondered, "Surely there must be others who are doing what we are doing! Surely, we can't be the only ones appointed to this task!?" But it seems we are. I have published some of the things God has said to others in dreams about MM, and about His end-time restored truths. These are contained in What God Said About Midnight Ministries and Revelations From God About Midnight Ministries.
Here is Nicholas Ochieng Odero's account of what God said to him in some dreams:
11th October 2004
God gave me this dream on the 2nd of this month:
I was in Nigeria with David Isaac Ohuoba. [Symbolises a union in the spirit.] Many people were coming to us for literature. I saw that I spent one week there preaching the gospel. [Perhaps this symbolises one day for a year until Jesus' return.]
On the 6th I dreamed that I was somewhere like a supermarket. [Represents how preachers are merchandising God's gospel truth – people shop around to get what they want – corrupt!] It seems like I was working there.
Suddenly I saw you with Helena. [We will be revealed to the world suddenly, through publicity as God raises 50 people from the dead.] Then I heard a voice telling me, "This is the man I have chosen to restore all things to the Church."
Then I heard another voice telling somebody to give you two cups of honey [2 years revival]. After that I did not see you again. [I will go when my task is done, like Elijah did, although not in the same way as Elijah, of course.]
My comments are in square brackets above.
GOD'S SIGN AND SIGNATURE
Elijah's task is the restoration of pure truth.
Because there are many who claim to be the 'chosen one' appointed by God to restore accurate biblical doctrinal truths to the Church, it is necessary for God to speak definitively about it. He "confirmed His word with signs following" (Mk 16:20) for the first century apostles. He has given a unique sign to accompany this restoration. It is the raising of the dead. (This is explained in detail, with various names of people whom God has told us He will bring back, who have been dead for years. The article WAKING The Dead contains all these details.)
One day, as I was working in my office, God spoke to me cryptically, pointing me to Ezekiel 33:33. This was to be 'my' signature to sceptics, judging them for their rejection of God's messenger and His end-time message:
And when this comes to pass – and surely it will come – then they will know that a prophet has been among them (Ezek 33:33).
Besides the revelation to Nicholas Odero, God has also spoken in different imagery in dreams, and through angels, to various other people confirming our unique appointment. These are recounted in the leaflets mentioned at the end. I am not saying this to bolster my self-image or self-importance. I am nothing. It is God who is everything. I say it because it is needful for you to recognise where God is working, otherwise you will miss or reject what He has revealed for your benefit as well as for the whole Church prior to the Tribulation. There is very little time, and the Church still slumbers!
Evangelists with big outreaches have stolen the hearts of many. Men like Morris Cerullo – who claims by inference that he is the Elijah (he has arrogantly founded an Elijah Institute) – have taken people away from pure truth and side-tracked people's attention towards them and their work for God, despite biblical warnings against this deviation (Acts 20:30; 2 Tim 1:15; 2:14-20; 4:3). It's very easy for people to follow men like Morris Cerullo because of his gift of working of miracles. But it doesn't mean he has his doctrines correct. He, and many other men of God like him, have gross deceptions, and are seriously spiritually 'drunk' on the power of God.
In today's showdown on 'Mt Carmel', so that the restored truths of God in MM are verified, He will perform greater miracles than He has done for the 'former' prophets, apostles and evangelists.
These are the days of Elijah. Elijah restored the truth of God in the midst of widespread deception and self-willed rebellion (1 Ki 18:36-39).
Restoring pure truth for God's people is the main function of MM's work in this late hour, and God is verifying it. Jesus is coming soon!
God Speaks About
It is a biblical principle that every matter is established by the testimony of two or three witnesses (Deut 17:6; 2 Cor 13:1). The teaching of MM is not accepted by the majority, so God has spoken and verified it through other witnesses.
In 1999 – because I had sent MM literature to a couple of people in Kenya – God spoke into the situation to confirm that such an outreach was His. A man wrote to me and told me of what occurred:
4th May 1999
I have to write you this letter immediately, and as soon as possible. It is an incident which occurred on 30th April 1999 at 8 am East Africa time, and before that on the night of the same day [days in God's calendar begin at sundown] I had a dream that I was fighting with a hippopotamus and I overcame it.
At around 7 am immediately I woke up from the bed. My firstborn daughter became very sick with high fever. She requested a prayer – and imagine, she is just a three year old! I prayed for her with tears rolling. After finishing praying she got well and start playing. She was healed instantly. Praise the Lord!
I was on my way to town at 8 am and I heard a sound like this:
"Heap! Heap! Heap!" Looking the other side, I didn't see anybody. Again another voice came... "Heeeeeeeap!! Tell Mr Heap to stand firm and open the eyes of the Kenyans. I have put him and chosen him to be a light to the Kenyans." [These words may not be precisely the ones the angel spoke, but they are as accurate as the correspondent can remember and express them in a language which is not his native tongue.]
After that the voice disappear. I was troubled in my spirit and raised up my hand glorifying God because I knew it was the voice of the Angel... Isaya, Kenya
Whatever God does, He does for important reasons. Unfortunately, humanity is self-willed, self-orientated, and so doesn't perceive those reasons. The ways of God are too pure for most to accept. But that doesn't prevent God speaking and confirming His Word.
Another correspondent from Kenya wrote in 2006 about one of his supernatural experiences:
Dream Of 2 Witnesses
Last two days I had a dream. I saw two people and you were one of those people. I was told by somebody who was behind me that those are the two witnesses, whom God has chosen to help people in these last days. And you were surrounded with many people, praising God.
I prayed about what I saw, because it was very wonderful. Nicholas, Kenya
Reply: Just so you have things in perspective. I am not one of the Two Witnesses mentioned in Revelation 11. But I am one of two witnesses (Kassahun is the other) who are called to act as prophets, to witness against the error and apostasy in churches at this time. The two witnesses of Revelation will follow on after our work (beginning in two or three years' time during the Tribulation).
The voice behind you was Jesus.
God said what He did, to emphasise to you the importance of MM's work (which is why it is so opposed), so He likened me to one of the final two witnesses whom you know about in the Bible.
Major Sign Of The End Time
In 2000, another man wrote:
...I am so thankful to you and I would like to remind you that on 1st August 1998 I dreamed that a certain dark cloud came up on me and it seemed like it was midnight.
Then there was a voice came up and said, "Do not worry about the ministry. There's one founded in a foreign country, but the name of it will be mentioned as a major sign of what you have seen."
Then I saw the chapter written on the wall as 'Habakkuk 2:3'. After that I woke and read the Bible. From that time I've been so patient to keep on waiting on the promise of the Lord.
Unfortunately I was getting an address of Midnight Ministries, but I don't know if it's the one I was told by the Holy Spirit or not. If it is the right one I hope I will see the fruit of the tree and I'll taste it. Finally I've never heard of such a ministry in the whole part of Nyanza Province in Kenya... Jeconiah, Kenya
[Hab 2:3 declares significantly that the vision awaits God's appointed time!]
Revelations Come As Warnings
Lest you think that these people, who relate these experiences, are sycophants, or are making things up to flatter me or to get what they want, in most instances they later defected from being with us and didn't continue faithfully in the teaching. The revelations they received were a warning to them!
The man who received the vision that follows was supportive of MM's work at that time. Like the other revelations given to the foregoing people, it was a directive and corrective vision. But it's always up to the individual whether to accept the correction and be redirected by truth.
God Confirms To Whom He Has
Restored His Truth At This Time
A Vision Received Early Saturday 4th November 2000
I lay in bed and in my mind's eye I placed a square picture frame showing a desert scene – mainly sand, apart from a lighter hazy strip along the top, representing the sky.
Into this frame on the top left section below the sky I placed the face of Bill Subritzky, and in the lower left corner I placed the face of John Stanway, a minister who runs Kingfisher Ministries in Cheadle, Staffordshire. Both men have a similar view about God's Sabbath day. They say that "a man should not be judged on what day he keeps".... to justify what they do and teach. They do not think that it makes any difference whether you keep the Sabbath on Saturday (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown, according to what the Bible indicates) or whether you observe Sunday as the world does.
On the right hand section of my mind's picture I then tried to place the face of Malcolm Heap but he did not appear. Instead there slowly appeared a pathway extending into the picture for a few yards from the bottom right. On the left, the pathway was edged with blocks of cut sandstone. On the right the pathway had a carved sandstone balustrade on a small wall with an open carved design.
In the middle of this scene I said this prayer, "Father, there is so much controversy about this Sabbath question. These two men say one thing and Malcolm says another. Father, please show me the absolute truth about this matter. Father, I need to know the truth that sets men free, without it I cannot tell others what you want me to tell them. Through Jesus Christ. Amen."
In the top left hand side of my picture there suddenly emerged a totally white silhouette of a robed figure. He appeared to be a priest or minister who seemed to be ministering to the two men on the left. [Indicating that these two men have got their concepts from another before them. This man's intentions may have been pure – hence he was dressed in white – despite the error in his doctrine.]
I looked to the right but Malcolm had still not appeared. [Malcolm does not seek prominence, hence he stays in the background and does not want to be seen.] I felt a slight pressure against my right shoulder, but as I was expecting Malcolm to appear in the centre right of my picture I did not look to the right. [Symbolises the nudging of the Holy Spirit because he prefers lawlessness – "to the left".]
I looked to the left and saw that Bill and John had disappeared and where they had been there was a body of water, either a lake or a pond, on the surface of which I could see gentle ripples dappled with daylight from the sky. [These men have had their time. Their prominence and influence will wane – thus, they disappear. What they have done remains behind. The pool of people is the result of their ministry. The Spirit moves upon these believers, 'rippling' and shining some light into their lives.]
To my amazement I saw someone pick up the white silhouette and I realised it was a cardboard cut-out which the person carried away. [The teaching about the Sabbath which these men learned from someone before them is hollow and counterfeit. It is not real – not true. It is a replica, a copy, an image, a fake.]
I looked to the right but Malcolm had still not appeared. [Malcolm's ministry is late in coming. It is a ministry raised up at this very late hour in God's plan.]
The pressure against my right shoulder now became more persistent, but as I was so amazed by what had happened on the left, I did not look to the right but back to my left. All that was left there was the dappled surface of that body of water.
I looked back to the right but Malcolm had still not yet appeared. The pressure against my right shoulder now became so insistent that I had to look to my right.
I saw a great circular carved sandstone pillar, reddish fawn in colour. I could not see its base or what it supported at the top, and I could not estimate its thickness as there was nothing to compare it with. It was put into my mind about those pillars in God's kingdom who will never again have to go out. (See Rev 3:12.)
In the daylight hours of that same Sabbath day God led me to travel 8 miles to a small town where I unexpectedly met a friend who had moved to his new home in a village 7 miles away. God showed me that the move had caused some stress and that he needed companionship and encouragement.
I arranged to visit him later that day. We walked together, exploring the footpaths around his new home.
As I drove home past the J. C. B. factory where the famous diggers are made, God suddenly put into my mind the meaning of His words, "you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free." (John 8:32.)
He showed me that the words that Malcolm had written in his books and booklets are reliable. When used as an aid to Bible study, and testing these words by the Bible, with the Bible they form a combination that is the Bedrock and Foundation of all true Christianity, the Faith Once Delivered to the Saints. Anyone who accepted that truth into their heart and mind would now be standing upon His [God's] foundation. HE [God] could then set them free from all petty arguments and judgmental attitudes... George, UK
The above experience answered our friend's doubt.
The Light From Britain
In the nineties, John Mulinde had a vision of revival beginning in Britain and spreading out to the rest of the world from here. In 1999 we published the account of that revelation from God. It now follows (excerpted from MM's Articles of Faith, Vol 5).
John Mulinde operates a ministry called World Trumpet Mission, from Kampala, Uganda. He says:
WORLD TRUMPET MISSION prays for the nations of the world, that God would prepare them for Revival. It also sends out missionaries to every nation that God specifically points out to us. These are people prepared to pay any cost in contributing to revival and the evangelization of the land wherever they go.....
From the pillar came a thin mist and it began spreading out almost imperceptibly, but within a short time it had formed a dark film over the entire continent of Europe. As the mist grew the features below blurred out and became difficult to distinguish under the film of black fumes.
Then, suddenly, I saw a small light spring out within the Isles of the UK. It grew rapidly with finger-like rays of light spreading out in all directions. The rays to the South spread out wider and with longer beams than the rest, and soon cut across the European mainland. For some time they disappeared into the thick black cloud rising and spreading over the rest of Europe. Then they broke through and reappeared from within the fumes. They spread out even farther touching across the entire African continent, eastwards across Asia and Australia and westwards across North and South America. Then the picture disappeared as suddenly as it had appeared and in its place came a scripture: -
Arise, shine for thy light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people, but the Lord shall rise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the nations shall come upon thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Lift up your eyes round about, and see: they all gather themselves together, they come to thee; thy sons shall come from far and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
Then thou shalt see, and flow together and your heart shall fear and be enlarged because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the nations shall come to thee.
Later, as I continued to seek God about the meaning of this picture, the Spirit of the Lord spoke to me. He said the picture was a representation of what was happening in the spiritual realm of Europe right now. I cannot quote everything word for word but the following is the sum of revelation I received.
"A thick darkness is rising out of the continent of Europe right now. It is going to grow in intensity and will soon cover the whole continent, and on to the rest of the world. It is a force of evil. Wherever it will gain full control over any land, it will turn the hearts of the people totally away from God. They will then hate anything to do with God, with righteousness or indeed with any goodness. Sanity will be cast overboard, and people will call good evil and evil good. They will desire to give vent to the basest animal passions in them and will look for wilder and wilder ways of doing this. They will enjoy evil and will love all others who enjoy it."
In this vision I understood clearly that because of the above conditions many unbelievers would perish without Christ, and many Christians who are weak and staggering would lose their endurance and give in to evil. But the Lord of love and compassion has a plan to pour out revival and cause righteousness to triumph.
The Spirit of the Lord said to me, "The light that you saw is my power of renewal soon to be released upon the land and people of Europe. It will come if my people give themselves wholeheartedly to seeking my face. Its coming will be like a great storm. It will be a mighty power against the darkness and will protect my people from the effect of the invasion of darkness. Wherever the light will break out the darkness shall be neutralised and defeated. But this calls for the co-operation of my people in seeking for it to happen."
Later the Lord said to me, "say to my people in Britain: Arise and shine for the light of the Lord has come upon you... " (please read verses 1, 2 & 3 of Isaiah 60 for the full text.)
Yes, I understood the Lord to be clearly calling Britain into a special place of responsibility. While the darkness is rising fast in the nations, and many are losing all sense of direction God will call Britain to birth a new thing. A great light will spring out of Britain. It will be a wind of the Holy Spirit and will sweep across the whole of Europe like a bush fire. Indeed it shall stretch out to the ends of the world where it will join with other fires in world-wide revival.God will call Britain to birth a new thing.
A great light will spring out of Britain.
If you will answer this call, Oh Britain...
And give yourself to institute prayer in your land...
And seek the Lord with all your heart...
With groaning and travailing prayer, even as a woman in labour pains...
Yes... if you will repent of your sin and iniquities...
If you will heal the wounded hearts within you...
And cause unity to abound among your people.
Oh, if you will return to your redemptive purpose...
And again be faithful to the work of being a witness of the Gospel in the nations... Then God will release upon you a mighty outpouring of His Spirit.
You will again be clothed with the Glory of the Lord. You will be a nation that bears the name of the Lord like a banner in the sky.
Other nations will see what God is doing in you. Yes, those that are struggling against the domineer- ing darkness looming over their territories will call out to you for help and assistance. Then you will be used by the Lord to bring light and redemption to many, even as in the olden days. That is God's redemptive purpose for you. There are many in Europe and beyond who would choose Christ, given a fair chance to decide, but up to now, they are still blinded and cannot see Christ. There are many, too, who are Christians but are weak, wounded and weary; they have no strength to resist. If you will rise up to the challenge then the Lord will use you to take the light to such as these. Then even if the rising darkness covers their land, they will survive its destructive influence because of the revival power of God. Such is the responsibility God is laying upon you: to birth the revival that will spread out to the rest of Europe. If you do not rise up to your calling God will let you go as He said in Proverbs 1:22-33. (Please read that passage).
God will cause Judgement to come upon you, Britain, for you have neglected and forsaken your destiny as a great Missionary Nation, and for not paying heed when God offered you an opportunity of Grace.
It was God's plan from the beginning to use you to take the Good News to the Nations of the world. That is why, from the beginning, He allowed you great authority as a maritime nation: that you may travel far and wide. It was His hand that allowed you to establish an empire covering almost the entire world. It was not just for your pride, but so that in the process, you may win over the peoples of those nations to Him. Yes, it was even Him that blessed your language ENGLISH into becoming the most widely spoken language in the world. He intended to use it as a medium of communication, effectively linking the peoples of the world.
Your great missionaries were used to Christianise many lands. Your statesmen helped to end slave trade and to lay a foundation from which the people of God within the nations are rising to make their contribution to world evangelisation. There is a lot for you to repent of in what you did in the nations but the good things remain, nevertheless.
(Please read Isaiah 60:4-5. This contains the rest of the prophetic revelation that I understood God to be saying, specifically to Britain.)...
[Message truncated.] World Trumpet Mission, Uganda
"I saw a small light spring out within the Isles of the UK."
Whatever God births starts out small. The big ministries have passed the season of their usefulness.
The problem with all the large established ministries and churches is that they fail to recognise the beginnings of the next move of God. We have contacted a number of these and at EVERY ONE the door was slammed in our face!
None will accept the 'lone voice' sent by God! He simply is not recognised. His message is not welcomed because it presents aspects which differ from the present perception, opinion or view. Yet, God has traditionally used a lone voice. Before Jesus came, He prepared the way through John the Baptist. The accepted religious fraternity found his words uncompromising and harsh.
A small light will birth this thing! Don't expect to see someone 'big'. And don't expect him or it to be accepted by the majority, even though the ultimate influence of what he says will reach far and wide.
"The light that you saw is My power of renewal soon to be released..."
The renewal which this move of God will bring is dependent upon the people's acceptance of the truth brought with it. It's always acceptance of truth that sets people free (Jn 8:32).
If you are new to this, let me tell you – in broad overview – what it will encompass.
The Church is divided right down the middle and the Spirit-led sector of the Church is also fractured. This is due to its failure to accept aspects of God's truth.
For most evangelicals and charismatics, Sunday worship is an accepted part of their agenda. It's routine. But it's not scriptural. They need to come to see and accept the validity of the biblical Sabbaths in their worship.
At the opposite end of the spectrum to the charismatics, we have the Sabbatarian Church. Here, the people are as ignorant and opposed to the workings of the power of God and spiritual gifts as the Sunday-keeping sector of the Church is about God's Sabbaths. All Sabbath-keeping Christians need to welcome the spiritual gifts, not just a minority, which is the situation at present.
This is why the prophecy continued: "It will come if My people give themselves wholeheartedly to seeking My face."
"Its coming will be like a great storm."
There is a tendency for those anticipating renewal and revival to look forward with eager anticipation. While that is good – and I don't want to dampen that eagerness – what is not realised is that new truth always creates controversy. The more dramatic and earth-shaking it is, the more furious the storm it creates!
There are many naïve, although well-meaning believers who think that God will just move in our midst with more comfort, more convenience, more of the pleasantness of His grace. They don't see the sternness of God. They don't see His vigour and dynamic zeal for what is right. They don't see His whip!
Because they don't want to see it.
And one other thing they don't want to see is their little convenient, predictable world upset. They don't want a prophet declaring to them that they need to reappraise their beliefs or practices. They don't want to be corrected.
But, I'm sorry, that is what God must do. He can't do anything else if He is to move you on. We all must move forward. If we don't keep in step with the Spirit, we'll be left behind among the backsliders and thrust outside the Door when the time finally arrives and the Table is set for the Heavenly Banquet to begin.
"God will call Britain to birth a new thing. A great light will spring out of Britain."
Whether people like it or not, this is the last move of God – to present the Sabbaths to the Sunday-keeping sector and the gifts to the Sabbath-keepers.
As John Mulinde was moved to prophesy: "It will be a wind of the Holy Spirit and will ... stretch out to the ends of the world..."
You might think it presumptuous of me to state that what you are reading is a part of that move of God. I have not sat at my PC for the past 14 years writing "love letters in the sand". I have written as the Spirit has moved me, and God showed us in a dream as this ministry was birthed that what He was having me do was write a foundation for the Church in accurate teaching.
If there is one thing that divides the Church it is false doctrine. Clear out all the false doctrine and you can go a long way to eradicating the factionalism in the Church. It won't happen fully, of course, in this age, because most will not submit to the purity of God's teaching. Most only want part of what God says and proposes. You can have it all, if you are willing and obedient.
Formerly published in Awake! Awake! 7-4, May / June 1999
N. B. John Mulinde has no connection with Midnight Ministries
GOD SPEAKS AGAIN
In June 2005, a man in Tanzania wrote to me about a dream he had been given that depicted what God is doing now in this end-time restoration. He wrote:
In my dream I saw a middle-aged man about 5 feet tall, standing in front of a great building constructed on a big rock and the bricks used looked like pure gold. It had three towers and one of them was reaching the sky.
The man had a metal box in his left hand, while in his right hand he held a big torch.
As I was gazing at the figure, a handsome young man came out from the building and handed a white envelope to the man before me. Suddenly the wind blew very hard, so that the envelope was blown away and landed somewhere nearby. A voice was heard telling me to go and pick up the envelope. As soon as I picked up the envelope it turned into a big book entitled The Answer to All Your Questions. It was really a good book with concordance. The cover was very beautiful.
The man before me started moving slowly towards the bush which appeared so dark. At that point the young man who brought the envelope told me to follow the man with a torch and a box. I opened my mouth for the first time and asked 'Who is this man and where is he going?" He told me that, "he is a builder and has been sent to go and renovate some building around your place. Therefore you've been appointed to be his hand labourer."
I have since then been contacting men of God I know but none of them has been able to reveal the mystery. I have even visited many bookshops trying to find the book I saw in my dreams, in vain. It was recently when my brother N advised me to contact you, for he says you're a prophet. May the Lord of armies help you to reveal the hidden meaning!! Nyakwaka Tugu Joseph, Tanzania
The meaning of the vision was revealed, and I notified him:
"The handsome young man is an angel. He has passed on to you a message of truth (represented by the white [pure] envelope) which must go out. It goes out by God's power, not humanly, hence the mighty wind. God calls for the man to pick it up and deliver this truth to others.
"The beauty of God's truth is represented by the beautiful cover. And some important revelations about Bible truths which have been lost, misinterpreted, or distorted make the book full of answers to the questions of believers who honestly want to know God's truth.
"The title is an allusion to MM's publications, one of which points to Jesus – The Answer To All Your Problems." [Truncated.]
But the man did not do what God asked of him. So many are only interested in promoting Jesus and His truths if they get what they want physically, or pridefully. (The complete account of the meaning of the vision is in Newsletter 32, available from MM on request.)
KASSAHUN RECEIVES FROM GOD
Kassahun Ayele, a prophet in Ethiopia, has received numerous dreams from God. A number of these have been about MM.
His witness is further testimony of what God has said in approval of MM's end-time Work, which is more than that of a mere man. The following are just a few of those revelations, excerpted from his Dream Diary. [My comments in square brackets.]
Kassahun Sees MM Revival
09-04-2001. It seemed to me that I was in your cellar meeting hall on the Sabbath day. [Kassahun writing to Malcolm.] What I saw was very beautiful. I saw you preaching and prophesying with power.
When you did this I saw the roof of the hall open and there came a rain that washed all of us. I saw on the ground all the filth washed away from our bodies. After that we all began to praise our God with one voice.
Comment [MBH]: The reason God conveys things like this is for His glory. I am nothing. No man is anything compared with God. He is the One who causes people to prophesy and preach with power (this is not physical power, or loud preaching, necessarily, but spiritual power which can seem 'quiet' and unassuming in its expression).
When we meet in our small home fellowship each Sabbath, God gives tongues messages with some interpretations, and prophecy. I speak out the words I receive, and we may record them. If so, these prophetic words or prophetic prayers can then be written up, and included in newsletters. Then, God can speak again to the reader, and he can be edified by what God has said.
Hence the symbolism in this dream of the roof being open (to heaven) and rain washing everyone. As God comes into our lives, our human sinfulness is washed away.
The dream is more fully fulfilled through the literature MM has published. As people read, they can receive deliverance, healing and salvation. It's all a matter of repentance – as they surrender their lives to God, He comes in and cleanses them.
MM's Spiritual Beauty From God
24th December 2001.
I want to share with you what God has given me. In my dream I was with you. You call me, to give me the book A Woman Rides the Beast (by Dave Hunt). There were many people with me. You were guiding us to a very beautiful room. When we entered the room, Helena, Tonya and Zenya welcomed all of us with a smile and invited us to sit on beautiful chairs.
Then they served us with a very beautiful meal. We all were very glad and ate with thankfulness.
You took a very close look at our meal and encouraged us to eat more. Your face was shining when you did this. I was surprised to know that you have served a meal for a lot of people and I thanked God.
Meaning: When I meditated about the dream, the Spirit of God implanted in my mind the meaning of the dream. The meal that you served us is the truth God has given you so that you can share it with people.
The room we entered refers to MM. It is a family based ministry [hence the reference to Helena, Tonya and Zenya who have been helping]. Besides, we know that God is also a family.
You were the guide to the room. Only the prophet of God can guide the people of God safely. The shining of your face may refer to the wisdom of God (Eccl. 8:1) [which is contained in the truth of God that He has given us].
[Taking a close look at the meal symbolises the precision in the doctrinal dissertation we have presented in MM books and articles. It is accurate, and I am very concerned that such accuracy about the truth in God's Word is perpetuated.]
About The MM Revival Coming
Dec. 9/01. It seems that I was in your cellar in a meeting. The room was filled with many people. We were all singing with praise. Helena was leading us in the song. You were also praising our Lord standing there beside Helena.
The room was filled with the Holy Spirit and everyone was bathed in a powerful light. Our clothes became white. At this point there was much prophesying, revelation and tongues. Some praised God with loud voices. Some were praying with tears. The scene was unforgettable. I heard a voice saying that this is the coming revival through MM. After this I awoke.
Dec. 20/01. I was in a large hall. The hall was full of people. All were singing and dancing [rejoicing in God]. I was seated at the back [Kassahun doesn't seek prominence; just to do God's will quietly]. After the singing someone began to call several people to come forward to the pulpit. I was one of them. [Through what God does – raising the dead – He will cause some individuals to become prominent and to be heard. They will be able to make God's proclamations.]
Booklets began to be distributed. When I saw the booklets, I was surprised. They were published by MM. I also saw in someone's hand the little card that explains the feast days published by MM. [These are going to be promoted through the revival and publicity coming. That's the purpose of what is coming.]
Sweet Revelations From God
Mar. 15/02. I was in your cellar. Malcolm was serving us with a bowl of honey. We were eating with gladness from the honey.
Meaning: Sweet revelations will come and we will be glad.
God's Sweet Truths Like Honey
March 27/03. Sharing God's sweet truth with others.
Malcolm was gathering much honey from a different bee house. He was putting it in different pots to share it.
Comment: This was fulfilled two years later when The Bible Speaks and some other MM publications were written.
Revival Coming To MM
April 27/03. Helped and healed!
Many people were queuing in front of Bro. Malcolm's home. They wanted some counsel. Malcolm was calling them one by one to a cosy room and gave them counsel. Some rejoiced and some were healed from their sickness.
Meaning: This depicts in the spiritual how people who can accept it are helped by the literature of MM, which contains the healing love of God.
May 18/03. Vision of revival coming to MM.
I was in the cellar with Malcolm, his family and some saints. We are all glad and share what God has done for us. While we were doing this, people began to rush to the cellar as if they were interested in our conversation. They were holding all kinds of beautiful flowers in their hands and put them under our feet. When our conversation ended they came out of the cellar with much joy.
...God has a great purpose for us as shown in the above dream. The torch you hold is the truth of God. It seems to me that your work is not finished and God has a special work for you, which will reach to the whole world. Prepare for the next move of God in your life. Be glad my brother! Kassahun
Woman Tries To Stab Malcolm
June 4/03. Malcolm was trying to save a white woman. She was holding a dagger and tried to stab Malcolm but instead she hurt herself. Malcolm saved her before she died.
Meaning: Depicts the opposition from the Church against us for promoting the unadulterated truths of God. When people oppose us and resist the truth of God, they are the ones who get hurt most.
Predicting Further MM Booklets
July 7/03. I got a packet of printed materials from Malcolm. When I opened it, I saw different kinds of new literature. With them there were many white chalks.
A little note from Malcolm says: "We have got 25,000 Pounds." [Depicts how much we need large finance, and is a figure of the fact that God will provide for the printing we must do, even though we do not have much human back-up. We trust in God, not in the arm of man.]
Comment: White symbolises righteousness. Chalks are for writing with. 25 is 5 x 5 – depicting God's certain preparation of His Bride through what is written in MM lit – preparing the Bride in the righteousness of God's pure truths.3
The Train Is Turned Around
June 14/03. (continuation of the dream of June 12.) All at once we came to a turntable large enough to take on the whole train. Malcolm and Helena were standing there, and as I stepped off the train, they said, "This train is going all wrong. It must be turned square about [right around]."
They both held cranks that moved the machinery turning the table and tugged with their might. I stood and watched till I saw the train beginning to turn. I spoke out and said, "It's moving!" and grabbed hold to help them. I paid little attention to the train, we were so intent upon performing our labour of turning the table.
When we had accomplished the task we looked up and the whole train was transformed. Instead of the low, ill-ventilated carriages on which we had been riding, there were broad, high, well designed carriages, with large, clear windows, the whole trimmed and golden in a most splendid manner, more elegant than any palace or hotel carriage ever seen. The train was filling up with passengers whose faces were cheerful and happy, yet wore an expression of assurance and solemnity. Brother Malcolm and sister Helena were on board this time. Their faces lit up with holy joy.
As the train was starting I was so overjoyed that I awoke. I'm so glad now that I have been here to see the blessing of the Lord accompanying the arduous labours of Malcolm and Helena in setting things in order.
Meaning: The train represents the Church. The carriages are the various parts of it across the world.
MM is writing foundation of biblical truth to restore what has been lost, and which loss has caused the Church to be going in the opposite direction to the way God intended. Eventually this truth will be completely accepted (in the Millennium) and the people of God will be going the right way.
Malcolm Gives Out Papers
July 27/03. Malcolm was giving a white paper to all of us who were gathered in a large hall. Those who were there take that white paper. But my paper was red and there was a number written on it. The number was 10 29 39.
Comment: White symbolises righteousness, a symbol of the pure truth and righteousness promoted in MM literature.
Red depicts bloodshed and war. War is coming to Ethiopia. God has warned Kassahun about that in many dreams. That is depicted by the numbers.
10 is the number that represents man. Mankind going his own way, without God, can only expect (20) judgment (9). So, expectation of judgement (29) is the final (3) result of Satan's (13) ways that man has accepted instead of God's.
MM Literature Preparing The Bride
Aug 22/03. It seemed as though I was looking at a wedding. There in the street to left and right best men were standing clothed with beautiful suits. Silver-grey limousines were in the centre of the street and moving slowly. Behind them there was a choir singing loud a beautiful song. I thought in the dream that this is the next move of MM.
Comment: MM is preparing the Bride for Jesus' Coming, through all the literature God has given us to promote His wonderful truths.
MM's Beautiful Heavenly Sword
July 8/03. I saw a very beautiful sword. It emitted light. The light coming from it contained many different colours. At the sword's handle I noticed five brilliant gems. Blue, green, yellow, red and amber. I knew that even the gems were there for a functional purpose, though I was not yet sure what that was.
Comment: The sword depicts the Truth of God which you now have in your hand in MM publications. There are many beautiful aspects to God's truth, which is precious and which is preparing (5) God's people for service and holiness.
Angels Bless MM
July 27/03. Angels come to MM.
I was in the cellar with the family of MM. A few 'men' came in clothed in white linen. They looked like monks. Their faces were the same so you couldn't distinguish one from another. They were walking here and there blessing the cellar and all who were there. When they had finished, they went out slowly.
Angels Protect MM From Serious Harm
Jan 8/04. Angels protect MM from opposition that could destroy.
I saw many archers surrounding Malcolm's home. I asked one of them where they came from and he pointed to the north [north is where God's throne is (Ps 48:2).]. They came to protect the camp of God's servant.
Aug 13/03. Persecution of Midnight Ministries.
A large company of evil angels were very busy, throwing black balls at the families of MM. These did them no injury while their eyes were fixed upon Jesus, but those who turned their attention to the black balls were stained by them.
Meaning: The black balls are reproachful falsehoods circulated against MM, Malcolm and his family, by those who make a lie. It is our duty to move boldly forward, and pay no regard to lies of the wicked. Those who listen to falsehood, begin to question the truth, and they are then easily discouraged by Satan.
Oct 14/03. Prophecy of persecution against Midnight Ministries!
I was shown a vine. It was beautiful and great. Soon I saw the vine swaying to and fro as though moved by a powerful wind. One branch after another of the vine was shaken and lay prostrate upon the earth.
Many passed and looked pityingly upon it, and I waited anxiously for a friendly hand to raise it but no help was offered. Presently, I saw an angel come to the apparently deserted vine. He spread out his arms and placed them beneath the vine and raised it so that it stood upright, saying:
"Stand toward heaven, and let your tendrils entwine about God. You are shaken from human support. You can stand, in the strength of God, and flourish without it [without human support]. Lean upon God alone, and you shall never lean in vain or be shaken therefrom."
As I saw the neglected vine cared for I felt relief, amounting to joy. I turned to the Angel and inquired what these things meant. He said: "This vine is MM. It will experience all this. When these things occur you will fully understand the figure of the vine. God will be a present help in time of trouble."
God Reaches Royals Through MM
Sept 1/03. I received a letter from Malcolm. It says that they care for me and that they have moved. The new address is 4 Elizabeth Street. [Figurative meaning: 4 is a numeric symbol of the whole world – MM literature will reach into all the world. Raising the dead will create a worldwide witness. The new address represents coming new ministry premises. Elizabeth means that the Royal Family will know about us and get to hear the message we bring from God. In fact, the Queen has already received our literature.]
Nov. 1/03. MM reaches royalty. I received a special letter, written in gold words, from Malcolm. The letter said that a Queen has arrived at their home and wants to visit the families of MM in the whole world. [There have been other dreams, too, about how God will use MM to witness for Him in 'high places'.]
Dec 9/05. MM publications: spiritual treasures! I was with Malcolm. He had many keys in his hand. I asked him what all those keys were for. He then took me to a cosy room with several silver boxes fixed to the walls of the room. He opened one of the boxes and showed me a new publication. The title of it was Spiritual Treasures. I wanted one and he gave it to me. He told me that all the boxes are packed with new publications which God has revealed to MM. I was amazed.
Vision of Paradise
Oct. 7/03. MM and vision of paradise. All the families of MM were on board in a huge balloon. The balloon was flying in the sky and entered into the clouds. There we rested in a beautiful place, on golden ground, surrounded by large golden pillars. I sensed that the place was heaven.
God's Shekinah Glory Cloud Enveloping Us
Jan 31/05. I was reading a few chapters from The Bible Speaks, 4 last night (I have a habit of reading the Bible and a publication of MM every night before I sleep). Then God gave me a dream about you and Helena.
I was with you in your house. It was dark and very cold. [Depicts the evil world we live in, that surrounds us, and the evil activities of State personnel who will shortly come against us.] We had a chat about the work of MM and the miracles God will do in the near future and the publicity which will accompany MM.
While we were chatting a loud Voice outside the house told us to come out of the house. We went out and saw a smoking cloud [God's shekinah glory] all over the place. The same Voice told us to come into the cloud. We rushed into the cloud. The bright light inside was very beautiful and the fragrance was beyond my ability to express. A tall and majestic Man received us with a warm smile. We knew He was Jesus.
He touched our foreheads with his two fingers and said: "Go! CONTINUE THE WORK WHICH I HAVE GIVEN YOU. MY PRESENCE WILL GO WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO." We left with these words. All the place was bright.
Building The Living Temple
6 Feb 04. MM is helping to build the Living Temple.
Many people were working on a huge building on level ground. I went to find out who the man was who owned this building. Suddenly Malcolm appears out of the blue, with a smile on his face. There was a hard hat on his head like builders wear on building sites. He said to me that the building is 'The Living Temple'. I didn't understand what he meant. [You do, but that was how God conveyed it in the dream, because He put you in the place of new people coming to inquire.]
Meaning: The Living Temple is comprised of those in whom the Spirit of God lives and moves. The children of God are those who are led by His Spirit. Where God's Spirit dwells is His Temple. So, it is a living Temple.
MM publications are not written to try and gain a following for us. They are written to help people accept the Spirit of God and be led by Him.
God is no respecter of persons. He loves all who humble themselves to allow Him to live within them.
MM Publications Reflect True Light
Jan. 13/04. MM Publications Reflect The Light Of The Bible.
I saw the Bible surrounded by the publications of MM. Several bright rays were coming from the Bible and were reflected by the publications.
Meaning: God's wonderful light of spiritual truth shines forth from His Word in the Bible. In this dream, this light was reflected by MM's publications. This is another confirmation from God that He approves of MM's literature.
New Book: 'Dead Men Raised!'
January 18/05. Dead Men Raised! I went to a large library to read a book which I wanted badly. I asked the librarian to give me the book. He took me to another room and left me there to search for the book. When I began searching the shelves, I saw three large books entitled Dead Men Raised; Power Strikes! and God's New Army. All were produced by MM. Surprised, I begged the librarian to lend me these new books. He gave them to me.
Meaning: We are fast approaching the long-awaited outpouring of the Spirit, to usher in the last move of the Spirit in this Age before Jesus returns. We will see many raised from the dead (some who have been dead for many years!), the power of God strike in astounding ways (both for deliverance and for judgement), and a new 'army' of people raised up to take the truths of God forward.
MM's Torch Of Truth
June 2/03. MM holds the torch of God's truth!
Malcolm was holding a huge torch. From that torch there came meteorites like fireworks (it seemed like that in the dream) which spread to various places.
When the scene changed, I saw a multitude of people coming to Malcolm with their torches. The torch they hold doesn't have light and they kindle their torch from the burning torch of Malcolm. The more they kindle their torch; the more the huge torch on Malcolm's hand was brightening also. The light was very beautiful.
Meaning: As we give the truths of God to others, God blesses us more. They can then take the torch of truth to others also. Thus the fire of God spreads.
Space does not allow me to include more of the wonderful dreams God has given to Kassahun. The few I have cited should commend me to you in the sight of God, as Paul said (2 Cor 4:2).
For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends (2 Cor 10:18).
God is restoring all things as He promised long ago. The one He uses is nothing, compared to Him. But the commission is everything!
The Ten Virgins (10V), Dreams and Visions From God (DrW), Our Sabbath Rest (S),
The Controversy Concerning Law & Grace (LG), An Introduction to the Spiritual Gifts (ISG),
Sunday Versus Sabbath: The Final World Crisis (SS), Prophets and Prophesying (PP).
Some Other Verification of MM’s Work of God:
Dreams and Visions From God (DV). Kassahun Ayele’s Dream Diary (KADD).
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