VISION OF TWO CHURCHES
By W. G. Guy
For the past two weeks the Lord has laid on my heart that the church of today has no resemblance of the church of the first century when it began. What we have today is a corrupt version of church that is not at all pleasing to the Lord Jesus Christ. He is coming for a church without “spot or wrinkle”, but it is very spotted and wrinkled at this time. Something has to change before His return, and the Holy Spirit is going to effect the necessary changes to prepare the church for Christ to receive it unto Himself.
I have taught for decades that there are two churched in the world today: the one that man has been building, and the one Jesus said He would build. (I have written articles on this subject before and posted them on my website.) Numerous prophets have declared that the Lord is going to bring about a change in the church; this change is to correct its current perverted state. This change is going to be painful for many who call themselves Christians. The reason is because that which has been built up wrong has to be torn down. Jesus warned about those who are disobedient and the build the church man’s way and not according to His directions.
Matthew 7:21-27 – Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Psalm 127:1 – Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it:
I have noticed two different messages of the prophets in recent months; one group prophesies “gloom and doom” and the other prophesies “light and glory”. I have shared with some of my minister friends that I’m troubled by this seemingly clash of prophetic words and they also see the conflict in these words. Then recently in a prayer session about this very issue the Lord showed me that there is no clash in these prophetic words, but the difference is in the timing of the events prophesied. The “gloom and doom” precedes the glory and light. Then I was reminded of a scripture that the Lord called to my attention back in the 1970’s:
Jeremiah 1:10 – See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
The Lord has many of His selected ministers of various giftings prepared for a specific day and hour to bring a restoration in fullness of the Lord Jesus Christ to His church. They have been tested and proven faithful in their walk with Him and He will bring them forth to usher in this work. They have mostly been hidden away from much public ministry, but will be leading the way in this next move, though they will not become famous or well-known because they only want Christ to be famous and well-known. We are now on the verge of this restoration, but it requires to tearing down of what has been built wrong and the re-building up according to His plan.
In December, 1988 the Lord gave me a vision of these two churches as follows:
This was a progressive vision that was added to for several days each time I meditated on what was previously revealed. It began as I was feeling depressed as Christmas approached, I had very little income and was not able to celebrate the season as normal and I didn't feel very "Christmassy". So I began to pray and ask the Lord to help me get that Christmas feeling and I began to focus on the birth of Jesus as I was driving to my work as a tour bus driver. As I focused my attention on the babe in the manger, I heard the Lord say, "Don't look down on a babe in the manger, look up at the King of Glory". Then, in my spirit I looked up and saw Him. It was Jesus, dressed in battle array with His Sword in His hand held up. He appeared much bigger than the average man. His eyes were like flames of fire and his appearance was extremely fierce; so fierce that you did not want to be His enemy. What I saw was similar to His description as recorded in Revelation 19; the warrior Commander of a mighty army.
Later, while reflecting on the vision and how fierce Jesus looked, the vision resumed and it was as if a telephoto view was zooming out to take in a wider picture. I saw His saints, as a spiritual army, standing at attention before Him, and just as I saw Him before, He was holding His sword up in the air. Then I heard the command to, "Fall in - in rank". Jesus was asking for all his saints to get in their assigned places.
Again, a couple days later, while doing more reflecting on the vision received thus far, the vision continued as the view zoomed back even more. Now I saw that Jesus and His church were standing on top of a mountain whose top appeared as a flat plateau. I also observed people climbing up the side of this mountain trying to get to the top to join into His elite group.
Then as the scene zoomed out even more, I saw that this mountain came up out of a sea; a sea of humanity. The mountain itself was actually composed of a great mass of people. Suddenly I observed the mountain come under an attack with the opposition knocking the climbers back down into the sea of humanity. The warfare was so great that eventually the entire mountain completely collapsed, falling back down into the sea of humanity from which it originated.
What was very noticeable was that Jesus and His church, the army of saints, were still standing in the same place high above all the sea of humanity. They had been untouched by the attacks coming against mountain. It was obvious that Jesus and His saints didn't need the mountain for they were not really standing on it in the first place; they were above it. The mountain actually obscured the view of Christ and His true church which could not be seen from the sea of humanity until the mountain was removed. The mountain was the false church built by man. The false church was so large that it prevented the world from seeing Christ and the true church until it was removed. (It seemed sort of apocalyptic – Matthew 24:36-41).
So I understood that the mountain arising from the sea of humanity was representative of the church that man has been building, the harlot church, which may be the mystery (mystical) Babylon of Revelation Chapter 17. This false church that man built actually obscured the world's view of Jesus and His true church. The vision also represents the time of the separation of the wheat from the tares - the true church from the false church - Matthew 13:24-30. The church that man has built was no longer distinguishable from all the rest of the world so it disappeared back into the sea of humanity where it originated. The true church, the saints and followers of Christ stood with Him and were now easily identifiable. The “other” church was no longer visible as a church since it looked just like the rest of the world and returned to its corrupt system since it was that same system that it was built upon.
Saints, it’s time to prepare for a major upheaval, not only to the church, but in all the systems and institutions of the world. THE TIME OF SHAKING HAS COME!
Hebrews 12:25-27 – See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain
The final outcome will be glorious, but the path to get there will be troubling, so we all need to draw close to the Lord and repent of anything in our lives that may be an offense to our Lord because He is coming for a church that is without spot or wrinkle or any sort of blemish. He also made provision for our being cleaned up through His blood and our confession of sin and receiving His forgiveness.