As I write this message, and several others that soon will be released soon, I think it is important to explain to you that I do not take my stand on visions but rather on the Word of God. I believe that being a true Christian is to be Christ like and anything that is not Christ-like is not Christian. I believe that all Jesus said, all Jesus did and all Jesus commanded are His expectations of you and me. This is being a Christian in deed, as well as in Word.
Consider the Apostle Paul, who wrote most of the new testament, and what he said in 1Corinthians 2:1-5, “And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. (2) For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. (3) I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, (4) and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, (5) so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.”
I absolutely believe that our first and highest call as Christians is proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, making disciples of them who have received the Word and that the Word is to be accompanied with power so that the Word is living and active; Sharp as a two-edged sword. If you don’t believe this maybe you should consider Paul’s rebuke to the Corinthian church in 1 Corinthians 4:18-21.
However going back to 1Corinthians 2, Paul continues on to say in verses 6-16, (6) “Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; (7) but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; (8) the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; (9) but just as it is written, “things which the eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him.” (10) for to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. (11) For who among men knows the thoughts of man except the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. (12) now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, (13) which things we also speak, not in words taught in human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. (14) but a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he can not understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. (15) but he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. (16) for who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.”
About three years ago I was in meditation with the Spirit of God. I was being taught new things about the Word of God which I had never seen. It was too much for me so I just sat back and meditate on all that the Spirit of God was revealing to me. It was kind of like wading into a large river that was teeming with fish, like a large salmon run, and yet all that I had was a small net, there was so much to catch, and yet so little ability to grasp any of it.
As I continued to meditate on the Word of God I suddenly began to see in the Spirit. I was standing on a grassy hill and it appeared to be spring time. As I looked across this hill I saw another man sitting down with his arms wrapped around his knees peering down into a valley at a very large cathedral style church. I recognized the man immediately, not because of his facial appearance but more because of the clothes he was wearing. It was Martin Luther! Not Martin Luther King Jr., but Martin Luther, the leader of the reformation that began the Lutheran church. As I stood on the hill looking at Martin Luther, I was aware of the fact that Jesus was standing behind me. I was filled with indignation towards Martin Luther. I pointed at him and began to accuse him to the Lord saying, “This is the man who began the spirit of division in the church. If it was not for him we would all be one church today.” I continued firmly, “He should have taken intercessors and believers, then begin to pray and wait on God. He should have preached the truth to the church so that the church would have surrendered to Jesus Christ.”
Then I felt the hand of the Lord on my chin. He gently turned my head in another direction (he often does this to show me another way of looking at something because I am seeing it wrong). As I looked at what He was showing me, it was like watching a movie. I saw a large sperm cell and egg cell come together. When they met there was a radiant light that surrounded the cell. Then the cell divided and became two cells. Then it divided again and became four cells. Then it divided again and became eight cells this continued until there was a giant ball of cells. Suddenly I was standing inside the ball of cells. The bottom of the ball was at about my knees, the top of the ball was extremely high I could not tell how far but this thing was very big.
All of the cells in this ball began talking to me! They were explaining to me their reason for being. They rapidly explained to me their philosophies, theologies, teachings, and doctrines. They continued to do this until the noise was so great that I couldn’t stand it anymore. I squatted down freeing myself from the ball of cells and I crawled out from underneath it. I looked up and I could see the Lord standing on the hill where He had been standing before. I went and stood by Him. Looking back at the ball of cells I realized that it was the very place where Martin Luther had been seated.
The ball of cells, to my amazement, was no longer a ball of cells but rather a baby! There was a banner wrapped around the baby and it said, “The Bride”. The Lord spoke to me and said, “She has been developing for two thousand years but she is being birthed today.”
In His Service,
Daniel Paul Hoskins