I believe the church in America specifically, but also the entire body of Christ, is lacking the five-fold ministries; apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers (Ephesians 4:11-13).  There is a lack of revelation, because the apostles and prophets have become silenced by a hardened church.  Because of this, I believe God is going to bring powerful messages to shake the American churches out of their comfort zone.  These messages will come from the prophetic outskirts of the church, basically from outside the institutional church demographic, to minister directly to the institutional church demographic.  This shaking (ministering/judgment) will bring about a cleansing but will also trigger the great falling away spoken about in the second book of Thessalonians (2 Thessalonians 2:3, John 6:66).  The American church is absolutely outside the will and direction of God… and it is going to require ministers on the outskirts to persuade and serenade the church back into compliance, back into the compliance of the individual faith and relationship that Jesus asks of us (Rev 3:17-22).


I do believe these outskirt voices will be God ordained for such a time as this (Esther 4:14).  God is going to back his ministers with exploits, and the power of the Holy Ghost will bear witness to confirm His word toward those who need to hear it and obey.  The part of the church that complies will become purged and cleansed, probably receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost for a closer fellowship with Jesus, especially considering the hard times that lie ahead.  The church that fights against this Holy Spirit move will manifest their true fruits (1 John 2:18-19, John 6:66) and will eventually persecute those who live godly lives (Luke 21:12-19).  From this moment on, just like the scripture admonishes, (Revelation 13:10, 11:13), persecution will become the true church bodies cross to bear.


But a bit more regarding the initial ministering.  The initial outskirt ministry will be powerfully backed by the Holy Spirit.  The Gentile church that receives the purging will indeed become cleansed, a bride making herself ready (Revelation 19:7).  This act of compliance by the Gentile church, to make herself ready and to suffer persecution, will further inspire the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, an outpouring which will continue until mid-tribulation (Acts 2:17-20) when angelic forces (Michael the archangel) are used to cast out the restrainer (2 Thessalonians 2:7, Revelation 12) thus allowing the antichrist to be revealed for who he truly is (please read Works Cited -  Speck).  At this point, mid-tribulation, the Gentile church will have suffered heavy persecution (Matthew 25:1-13) thus bringing about “the fulness of the Gentiles” spoken of by the apostle Paul (Romans 11:25-27).  At mid-tribulation, the “fulness of the Gentiles” will be complete.  Paul’s term, “the fulness of the Gentiles,” can be interpreted in one of two ways.  One: either the Gentile church age will be over, meaning that no other Gentiles will be saved, or two: this “fulness” can simply be interpreted as the Gentile church reaching its full potential, matured and ripened through years of purging, that it might serve God’s purposes more fully through tribulation; which, of course means by default, a door will still remain open for more Gentile believers to be saved during the last 3˝ years of tribulation.  It might also mean both. 


Regardless of the exact interpretation of Paul’s “fulness of the Gentiles,” at mid-tribulation all evangelical ministry, except for a personal ministry in Jesus Christ (individual communion with our Lord), will cease (John 9:4-5).  At mid-tribulation, because of the successful testimony of the two witnesses including their martyrdom (Revelation 11 – the two witnesses are the first to become martyred by the antichrist – v. 11:7), many Jews will be saved (Revelation 12).  These Jews will retreat to Petra, being nourished for the last half of the tribulation (Revelation 12:14, 7:1-8).  During the last half of the tribulation the Gentile Church saints will become lambs to the slaughter, martyred (Revelation 12:17, 20:4, Zechariah 13:7-9).  At the end of the tribulation Jesus will meet His church in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17), He will bring those tribulation martyred saints (bride who has made herself ready, Revelation 19:7, 6:9-11, 7:9-17, 19:8,14, 20:4-6), now clothed in white linen as opposed to white robes (Revelation 19:7-8, 14 as opposed to Revelation 6:9-11, 7:9-17), back with Him to the Mount of Olives for the battle of Armageddon (Revelation 19:14,19) where He Himself will defeat the antichrist and his armies (Daniel 8:25, Revelation 19:20-21) and then set up His millennial reign (Revelation 20:4-6) allowing only those who were martyred (beheaded) during the tribulation (Revelation 20:4, 19:7-8, 14, 6:9-11, 7:9-17) to reign with Him during the thousand years (the first resurrection, Revelation 20:4-6), the rest not living again until the thousand years are expired (Revelation 20:5). 


This interpretation was written as a basic outline.  This is a rough sketch… if you desire a better understanding of what was mentioned in this interpretation, please continuing reading Volume 3, but more specifically, Cancer Stricken and Whose End. 





Works Cited


Speck, Daniel.  http://freestockphotos.com/COMING1/Restrainer.htm 

The Restrainer of II Thessalonians 2.  July, 6th 2010. 


- I am including Daniel’s interpretation of the restrainer because I believe he is correct.  Daniel believes the restrainer is actually the mystery of iniquity that deceives the people and blinds them to the truth of the deception of the Antichrist.  Basically Satan (the restrainer) deceives the world and blinds them (2 Corinthians 4:4) so they actually believe the Antichrist is a force of good.  This is the deception which will allow the world to follow “a lie” and will set up the unbelieving to worship the antichrist.  Thus, it is ignorant to believe the restrainer is God holding back the antichrist.  The restrainer is an evil power that shadows or hides the antichrist from being revealed for who he truly is.  The mystery of iniquity is the deceptive force (veil) that hides the Antichrist but Satan is the author.  The restrainer is basically evil hiding evil but then blinding the unbelievers by telling them evil is good (a lie).  The mystery of iniquity is a deceptive force that will blind all who have forsaken the truth.  This is actually God’s judgment on the people who have forsaken the truth.  Then… God will cast out the restrainer and the deceived will then see the lie for what it truly is, a lie.  Satan’s mystery of iniquity will be successful, and the people will be left with an antichrist who means them harm, not good.  The reason the restrainer protects the antichrist by blinding the people is simple.  The people would never back an antichrist they believe will do them harm.  They need to believe this man is good, and that this man will help them.  This is “the lie” of 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 that the unbelievers believe which eventually damns them (mark of the beast).  Satan is the restrainer… the mystery of iniquity is the evil veil Satan uses to con the people at large… and it is all God’s judgment simply because the people have forsaken the truth (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12).  Please read Cancer Stricken and you will have a much clearer meaning of why God allows these things.  NOTE: Daniel Speck and I differ on both the timing and the casting out of the restrainer (Satan).  He believes the restrainer will be cast out at the end of the seven year tribulation and that Jesus Christ Himself will cast out the restrainer when He returns on the clouds on the Day of the Lord (please refer to his website which is cited above)… I believe differently.  I believe the restrainer will be cast out by Michael the archangel per Revelation 12:7 (at mid-tribulation), and that Satan will then attempt to persecute both the 144,000 and eventually the gentile church (Revelation 12:13-17).  This turning point will begin the great tribulation (last 3 ˝ years) and will fully reveal the antichrist including his worldly reign (mark of the beast).