The Harness Of The Lord
This post summarizes the prophecy of Bill Britton titled “THE HARNESS of THE LORD”. Let’s start out with an excerpt from the beginning of the prophecy.
‘There is a terrific operation of the Spirit going on today to bring the Sons of God into an absolute confinement to the perfect will of God. This is the Day of His perfection, the day in which He is preparing the channel through which He shall pour forth His Glory for all the world to see. This channel is His Body in the earth, that glorious company of people who are being conformed through much tribulation and fiery tests to the image of the Son of God… The weapons of their warfare are not carnal, natural weapons, but they are mighty weapons, mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.’
Here’s a link to the full prophecy.THE HARNESS OF THE LORD
Let me attempt to summarize and interpret what Bill saw in this vision. First Bill sees a team of six horses harnessed in three teams to a carriage. The carriage is still with the driver adjusting the harness, laying down precariously between the third team and the carriage. The driver is not concerned. He is confidant the obedience of his team.
In this vision the driver is The Lord, and the harnessed team represents mature obedient followers of Christ. These horses remain still even thru distractions and temptations, fully compliant and submitted to the will of the Master. Other horses come by and attempt to distract the harnessed ones, but without success. These followers only have hearts and eyes for the Lord. I think the harnessed horses represent the beheaded saints of Rev 20.
NLT Rev 20:4 Then I saw thrones, and the people sitting on them had been given the authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their forehead or their hands. They all came to life again, and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
This excerpt is from the ‘Interpretation’ section of Bill’s Prophecy.
‘He showed me that through the chastising seems grievous for the time, and the discipline hard to endure, yet the result with all the glory of sonship is worth it all, and the glory to follow far exceeds the suffering we endure. And though some lose even their lives in this training, yet they will share alike in the glory of His eternal purposes. So faint not saints of God, for it is the Lord that doth bring thee into confinement, and not thine enemy. It is for thy good, and for His glory, so endure all things with praises and thanksgiving that He hath counted thee worthy to share His glory!’
We are to accept the harness that God places on us. Remember we have the promise that the Lords yoke is easy and his burden is light.
NIV Matt 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Make sure that the yoke you are carrying is the Lord’s.Serving God; Finding Our Assignment Many today carry the yoke of Churchiosity, but this is not God’s will for anyone. God is looking for real seeker followers, people with the dedication and purity to hear his voice. Lets look at this passage again in the Amplified Bible.
AMP Matt 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls]. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest ( relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. 30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good–not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.
I believe that we are rapidly approaching the sixth seal. 2012 In Bible Prophesy The key events of the sixth seal are;
Earthquake [Social Revolution]
Sun [Gospel] Dark [weakened]
Moon [Mosaic Law] blood [life]
Stars [God’s Messengers] falling from the sky
Sky rolled up [the old religious systems fade away]
All the Mountains[Authoritarian Governments] and Islands[representative governments] were moved from their places[shaken restructured, uprooted]
Everyone was hiding in caves[protective systems in governments] and rocks [Great and stable institutions and fortresses in society] crying save us from the face of the one who sits on the throne. (from Jesus) for the day of his wrath has come.
Then God’s followers are given his mark.
Lets look at the whole passage:
NLT Rev 6:12 I watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake[social revolution]. The sun[gospel] became as dark as black cloth, and the moon[Mosaic Law] became as red as blood. 13 Then the stars[messengers] of the sky fell to the earth like green figs falling from a tree shaken by a strong wind. 14 The sky was rolled up like a scroll[old religions fade away], and all of the mountains and islands [nations] were moved from their places. 15 Then everyone the kings of the earth, the rulers, the generals, the wealthy, the powerful, and every slave and free person all hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks [ROCKS–Great and stable institutions and fortresses in society] of the mountains[Governments]. 16 And they cried to the mountains and the rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb. 17 For the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to survive? [Most run from God, and ignore his messengers, trusting in their national pride and their government, they call out to their nations and institutions to protect them. I believer this will occur in 2012. The fall of Babylon, the destruction of the Harlot church will be evident.]
God’s People Will Be Preserved
17:1 Then I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds[powers that control society] so they did not blow on the earth[poltical world] or the sea[spiritual world], or even on any tree[leader]. And I saw another angel coming up from the east, carrying the seal of the living God. And he shouted to those four angels, who had been given power to harm land and sea, “Wait! Don’t harm the land or the sea or the trees until we have placed the seal of God on the foreheads of his servants.”
4 And I heard how many were marked with the seal of God—144,000 were sealed from all the tribes of Israel:
5 from Judah — 12,000
from Reuben — 12,000
from Gad — 12,000
6 from Asher — 12,000
from Naphtali — 12,000
from Manasseh — 12,000
7 from Simeon — 12,000
from Levi — 12,000
from Issachar — 12,000
8 from Zebulun — 12,000
from Joseph — 12,000
from Benjamin — 12,000
Praise from the Great Crowd
9 After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. 10 And they were shouting with a mighty shout,
“Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne
and from the Lamb!”
11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living beings. And they fell before the throne with their faces to the ground and worshiped God. 12 They sang,
“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom
and thanksgiving and honor
and power and strength belong to our God
forever and ever! Amen.”
13 Then one of the twenty-four elders asked me, “Who are these who are clothed in white? Where did they come from?”
14 And I said to him, “Sir, you are the one who knows.”
Then he said to me, “These are the ones who died in the great tribulation. They have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and made them white.
15 “That is why they stand in front of God’s throne
and serve him day and night in his Temple.
And he who sits on the throne
will give them shelter.
16 They will never again be hungry or thirsty;
they will never be scorched by the heat of the sun.
17 For the Lamb on the throne
will be their Shepherd.
He will lead them to springs of life-giving water.
And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”
Lets take a look at one more excerpt from The Harness of The Lord:
PLENTY in THE TIME of FAMINE
“For in the hour when famine sweeps the land, He shall feed by His own hand those who are submitted to His perfect will, and who dwell in the secret place of the Most High. When terror stalks the land, those in His harness shall not be afraid, for they shall feel His bit and bridle and know the guidance of His Spirit. When others are weak and frail and fearful, there shall be those who shall be strong in the power of His might, and shall lack for no good thing. In the hour when the traditions of the religious systems have proven false, and their streams have dried up, then His Chosen Ones shall speak forth with the true Word of the Lord. So rejoice, sons of God, that you have been chosen by His grace for this great work in this last hour. ”
Please help us all to Carry our crosses, to patiently relentlessly seek you and your will, to hear your voice and to obey the call. Turn us from our partial submission, from our pride, our jealousy, our hatred, our lust, and our anger, to patiently, humbly seek only your will and your Glory, in Jesus name we pray, Amen.
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