My Personal Testimony
by Richard Billingsley
5/20/2013 (updated: 9/23/2015)
5/20/2013 (updated: 9/23/2015)
Welcome to my life. I hope you become one of my friends. The following is my personal testimony and reveals the call God has placed on my life when I was a child to prepare the Bride of Christ for its day of glory in the Rapture. God has revealed many wonderful insights in His word over the years and called me to bring those revelations to the body of Christ. But He commanded me not to speak of those things until the appointed time. That time has come and the Lord is now releasing those revelations to prepare you for the time of His coming and to clearly understand the mysteries that have been hidden and reserved for these last days. I have attempted to keep this testimony brief, but I have experienced many amazing things in my life. The Lord has prepared many tools and resources for you to learn about these things on this website: www.richinsight.org through articles like this and the book: Tell Them to Prepare – The Final Restoration.
Salvation and First Vision
I was born into a traditional Christian family and my parents went to a traditional denomination. Somewhere along the way I learned the scripture John 6:44 that says; no man comes to the Lord Jesus, except the Father draws him and as a young boy I decided that I was going wait until I was called before I would make Jesus my Lord and Savior.
That call came at the age of seven, on a Sunday night. I was in church with my family listening to the Pastor. There wasn’t anything special that happened in this service, I don’t remember the message and just like every Sunday night service the salvation call was given for those who wanted to make Jesus their Lord and Savior. But this time I felt a hand on my shoulder and heard the voice of God saying: “Richard, I want you now.” Without hesitation I went forward and knelt at the altar. With a few words I gave my life to the Lord. As I prayed I could see a shaft of light came from heaven touching my head and filled my body as my life was transformed. It was over in a few seconds and I could have gotten up, except for several adults who were praying over me. When they were done, I rose to my feet and turned toward the back of the church and saw my first vision. With my physical eyes I could see the people walking and talking as they made their way out, but I also saw something else. With my spiritual eyes I saw the New Jerusalem, the city of God and I was now walking toward one of the gates. I approached the giant pearl gates and on each side stood an angel holding a staff. They nodded hello, as the gates opened and I entered the city. The streets were crystal clear gold and the buildings of pure white. People in white robes walked the streets. I look around in awe for a several seconds before the vision ended. The transformation of that night changed my life and I gained a desire to know the word of God and spent most of my time studying and praying, getting to know God and growing in knowledge and working the word in my life.
Over the years God has given me many dreams and visions; so many that they became common in my life to the point that many of them have been forgotten. These visions, dreams, and visitations to heaven were so common in my life that it wasn't until I was in my twenty’s that I realized most people don’t experience these things. Here are just a few of those experiences
Visit to the Edge of the Universe
When I was about ten, as I was getting ready to sleep, I was in my bed praying when the Lord stopped me with a vision. He told me he wanted to show me something. As he took me by the hand, I felt my spirit go up leaving my body on the bed. I could feel it as my spirit was flying off into space. I was too wide-awake to be dreaming.
We began to move up and away from the house. I watched as the house faded into the distance, then the earth as we zoomed out of our solar system then out of the galaxy. Moving at the speed of thought, we continued for what seemed like several seconds, and then came to a stop. God did not tell me, but I knew in my spirit where we were. God had brought me to the edge of the universe. As He stood beside me, God waved his hand in front showing me the expanse of the universe and said, “This is my domain.” As I looked in awe at all the shapes and vivid colors of the galaxies, I noticed something that caught my attention. I had an interest in astronomy and remembered hearing that galaxies were randomly scattered across the universe. Yet, what I saw here were galaxies in clusters, and those galaxy clusters were scattered throughout the universe. God was showing me the truth of the big picture. Something that He would be doing for the rest of my life. This was something new and it left me speechless.
After several seconds, we returned to earth and the vision ended. It was a remarkable experience and I wondered why the Lord would show me such things. Then about three months later, I learned the answer to that question. While watching television, newscasters announced that contrary to current theories, astronomers had discovered that the galaxies were not scattered evenly throughout the universe but were actually in clusters. The Lord had given me an insight into His universe before it was confirmed through the news media, now isn't that interesting! This has been the pattern for my entire life.
Holding the Earth in my Hands
Most of the time when the Lord taught me He would show it to me in the Bible and then we would discuss it, occasionally, he would do something special. One of those lessons occurred three times over a span of a couple of months when I was 11 years old.
It happen as I was lying on my bed. I could feel my spirit become one with the Holy Spirit and together we would encircle the earth. I really cannot explain how it felt. There were no physical limitations. I was suddenly everywhere all at once. I could see and feel the earth inside of me; it could only be described as holding the earth in my bosom. I could see everything that was happening on the earth all at once and I could feel the pain that the Holy Spirit feels for those on the earth who are lost. I felt the Holy Spirit crying in anguish for those who would not accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Three times the Holy Spirit shared this experience with me. The third time the Lord ended the vision with a very painful experience. As the vision ended, my sight went dark. I could feel my spirit moving from encircling the earth to focusing on one location on the earth but I didn’t know where I was going. When my sight returned I was watching a horrible sight. A young woman wearing a beret, screaming as a man stood over her, stabbing her with a knife. I wanted to help, but I was not there physically, I could only watch in horror.
As that vision ended, the Holy Spirit, crying, told me that this was not her time to die. God had plans for that young woman’s life and now she was lost because of the sin of this man. I knew then that there was no such thing as fate and that while God has plans for our lives there are many forces at work in this world seeking to destroy those plans. God does not always get what he wants. God does not want anyone to perish, but desires that we all find salvation in Jesus Christ, 2 Peter 3:9b. It was through this and another experience that the Lord would share with me later in Heaven that brought understanding of the nature and manifestation we know as the Trinity, three in one. The Trinity is not as most try to explain as one personality showing himself in three different natures, but he is three distinct individuals, Father, Son and Holy Spirit who are literally united in One Spirit who share the same thoughts, but at the same time possess independent natures themselves. There is a great deal I can share about this, but it is something that the Bride of Christ will share in once they are glorified and one reason why all saints should strive to keep themselves prepared for that day. If you can handle it, listen to the audio: "Understanding the Trinity" on the website. But be warned this is an advanced revelation and can be more than most Christians can understand.
The Calling - Raptured
At the age of 12 God took me through the Rapture and ended that experience with a visitation from the Lord Jesus that placed a lifelong call on my life.
It happened at 1:30 AM on Tuesday, March 3, 1970 exactly as it is described in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and 1 Corinthians 15:52. As a young boy I was sound asleep when a very loud shout woke me up. I can’t describe that shout; it was a yell as loud as possible to get someone’s attention, but this shout was supernaturally LOUD. As I lay on the bed wondering what had just happened, I realized that my body was still asleep, but my spirit was awake and aware of everything that was going on around me. I could see in all directions at once. I looked at the table beside my bed and could see the molecules vibrating in the wood and then zoomed in to see the atoms spinning. All of my senses were hyper-alive and aware. I was more alive and awake than I had ever been in my life. Questions that came to my mind were instantly answered. I knew this was this life I was experiencing was the glorification of the Rapture and with that realized a new awareness that I could control time. My mind and spirit were working at the speed of light and I knew that what had seemed like several seconds had only been in a twinkling of an eye. Immediately there was a trumpet blast that resounded with a voice of thunder calling all who heard it to “Come Forth!” I felt my spirit rise out of my body and watched as I approached the ceiling, then just as suddenly my spirit crashed back down into my body causing it to wake up.
I jumped out of bed, positive that the Rapture had occurred, but for some reason God had changed his mind and put me back in my body. I raced to the window and looked out half expecting to see if anything was happening outside in the sky. As a young 12 year old I was scared, thinking I was left behind and all alone. Was I alone? If the Rapture had truly happened wouldn’t my parents have been taken also? I headed toward their room, got half way there, got scared and ran back. After several minutes I eventually built up my courage and made my way to my parents room, where I found them still sleeping in their beds. Relieved and realizing it was just a vision I went back to my room. But when I crossed the threshold of my room I instantly knew Jesus was there and I heard Him speak audibly with a voice filled with love and said: “Richard, tell them to prepare.” I answered “Yes, Lord” and then felt the presence of the Lord leave the room. I went back and woke my parents and told them what had happened.
Being only 12 I didn’t know what to do with what had happened to me and my parents told me to just keep it close to my heart and wait on the Lord and he would reveal it to me when the time came. As I was sharing with my parents I noticed that the eyes of my spirit were still open and I could see what was happening. I looked up and could see the hand of God covering the house and demons racing toward the house to find out what happened and being stopped, bouncing off the hand of God. As a testimony of the event of that night the Lord told me to call the youth minister at our church and share with her what had happened. It was around 2:00 AM when we called. After that my parents wanted me to go back to bed but there was no sleep in my eyes. The power that had flowed through me also energized it to the point I was totally awake and needed no sleep. We also noticed my entire body was shaking from the power that had gone through me, but there was no pain. The next day my parents called the school to excuse me and it took about 24 hours before the shaking subsided to just a minor tremor in my hand.
After the Visitation
While I call it a vision it was much more than that, it was a visitation that left my spirit awake. I could see the spirit world around me; spirits, angels, fallen angels and demons. I could see them, but they didn't know that I could see them, not at first, not until I started describing what I was seeing to those around me and exercising my authority over them. Then one day as I was walking through the house, I turned a corner and ran into a fallen angel standing in my way and caught me off guard. Startled by his boldness, I asked: “What do you want!” He snarled at me with words filled with hate saying: “I’m going to kill you!” When he said that I laughed and walked right through him, waving him off and went on with what I was doing. Over time they started to develop a repertoire of taunting me just to get my attention. They would fly in a circle, long distances away from me, threaten me, call me names and curse at me. I would bind and cast them out, but it wasn’t too long before others would take their place. I finally told the Lord this is not helping and to close down the spirit vision until it was needed. I watched as my spirit vision slowly fade out. It wasn't gone forever, because whenever it was needed the Holy Spirit would turn it back on and that scared the spirit world even more than being able to see all the time. Once when I was ministering the Holy Spirit turned on my spirit vision. It happened so fast I was not prepared for it. I looked down and there at our feet was a demon about the size of a small monkey. Startled I stepped back, which caused the demon to look up at me and saw me looking down at him and when he realized I could see him, he took off out there so fast I didn’t have time to say anything. He wasn’t expecting me to see him and when he realized that I could, he ran.
There were other aspects to this awakened spirit that I experienced, including learning about time and traveling in the spirit. I would lie on my bed and listen to the music and singing in heaven. It was beautiful to hear, as it had form and substance, but did not have a beat like we do here on the earth because a beat is related to time and time does not exist in heaven.
One ability this experience caused that was very important was the freedom to visit heaven in my spirit any time I wanted and this lasted for over 10 years. Almost every evening after reading my Bible I would relax on my bed and release my spirit to the the Holy Spirit and journey to heaven where I would walk the streets, spend time with Jesus and others, but most of my time was spent in the throne room being taught by Father God. Each visit to heaven would last anywhere from one to three hours. Years later I figured the accumulated time in heaven must have been somewhere around seven months.
Meeting Apostle Phillip
In the beginning I thought these visits to heaven were just visions, but early in these visits I was in the throne room with God and asked if I could take a walk outside. As I stepped through one of the front entrances I was facing a gigantic column that must have been at least 20 feet across. I began to work my way around the column to go down the steps, when I ran into someone I hadn't seen before. He reached out to shake my hand and said: “Oh, you must be Richard.” I instantly knew it was the Apostle Phillip and that he had come to the throne room to meet and talk with me. I was so startled by what had happened I inadvertently terminated the visit and found myself back on my bed. It was then that I realized these were not visions, but real visitations into heaven where I could interact with anyone. Since then the Holy Spirit has told me that Phillip and I have an appointment to meet again after the Rapture and that Phillip wants to ask me: What happened and why did I leave so abruptly. That’s a meeting I am looking forward to and I know we are going to be good friends, the Holy Spirit says we have a lot in common.
Walking with Jesus
These visitations continued for over 10 years when God would teach me all sorts of things. Most of those teachings were about understanding the Bible and how we must be very strict about our interpretation of scriptures. We must honor His word and protect it and doing that requires that we don’t mess up what it is saying by adding things that don’t belong. God is very protective about his word as the Bible says he watches over his word to perform it (Jer. 1:12). And we must be the same way and quickly repent when he reveals the truth in his word.
I spent a lot of time with Jesus as well and we would walk along the river of life and just talk. Once while we were walking we sat down and put our feet into the cool water of the River of Life. As we talked I noticed a fish swimming down the river. I watched as the fish suddenly darted over to where we were and poked its head out of the water to say hello. However, my reaction was not expected. I jerked my feet out of the water thinking the fish was going to bite me. Jesus rolled back in the grass laughing and when I realized what had happened started laughing also. Then the Holy Spirit showed me that as a young child our family had gone to a nearby lake for the day with friends and while I was in the water all these tiny fish kept nipping at my freckles thinking they were food. It upset me so much as a young boy I refused to go back into the water.
There were many revelations and teachings that occurred during these times; including insight into understanding things about heaven and some of them I have been told not to share, because they are reserved for after the Rapture. These visitations were important in preparing me for things to come.
Placed into the Office of a Prophet
Since my salvation at age seven my prayers always included asking the Father to make me more like Jesus. I also prayed that the Lord would keep me out in front and never let me fall behind where the Church was concerned. When I was 18 the Lord answered the first prayer with a second visitation, when He came and declared: “Richard, I have heard your prayer request to be more like Jesus, therefore, this day I have placed you in the office of the Prophet,” then He departed, probably because he did not want to hear what came out of my mouth next, as I responded by yelling a resounding: “NO!” What had I done? That was the last thing I wanted. I wanted to be used by God, but not as a prophet, anything but a prophet. I didn’t reject His call, but I knew the responsibilities of a prophet and I really did not want that calling. Regardless of my own desires, God began working in my life proving out all the evidences of that office and teaching me how to carry out my calling. While I didn’t reject it, I tried to ignore it hoping it would go away. It took me more than 10 years before I was willing to admitted to myself that; okay, I was a prophet.
About three months after this visitation I was in prayer when the Lord gave me a vision. In the vision I saw myself as a young man walking on the path of my life, which was straight and white. As I walked, the road ended at a great wall in front of me. I looked left, right, up and down and there was nowhere else to go. There was nothing I could do, no choices to continue this journey. I thought, was my life over? I was still a young man and I have come to the end of the road, the end of my life? Suddenly, I saw the hand of God come down and scoop me up. The hand lifted me higher and higher up the wall until it reached the top. When the hand of God withdrew I saw myself as a little baby sitting before a new road stretching off into the distance, then the voice of God saying: “Now, you are a child of God.” What did that mean? Before this I knew I was a “Son of God,” but now I am a “Child of God?” It wasn’t until many years later that I came to understand this vision was a confirmation of the appointment into the office of a Prophet and that the wall meant that I had no choice in that matter. I was placed by God on a new road, beginning a new calling and it would be necessary for me to grow up in this new road that I must travel.
Those early years of training as a prophet were hard and back then I was stubborn and rebellious as I did not want this path that was given to me. It was during this time of learning that I struggled to understand everything He was teaching me. I was young and argued with God about a lot of different things. God was always patient with me, but I wanted to run and get away from everything. I decided to take a vacation and head north to visit National Parks, ending up in Yellowstone before heading back. But God didn't want me to leave and ordered me to stay in Phoenix. In my rebellion I packed up and headed north with the voice of the Lord telling me to go back home. I went through the Grand Canyon and drove north into Utah where I got a room for the night. The next morning I got in the vehicle and discovered I had a pinched nerve in my neck. I could drive straight, but any turn was agonizingly painful. Being hard headed I continued driving north, stopping to visit the various national and state parks along the way. I stopped for the night and got a room still in pain from the pinched nerve and doing my best to ignore the voice of God. After a difficult night’s sleep I finally broke, gave up, got in my vehicle and headed back home.
The instant I crossed the Arizona border the pinched nerve disappeared and God began talking to me and told me that He had chosen me to be a "Timepiece" in His Kingdom and as such I must only do what He tells me. I thought to myself: "A timepiece, what is a timepiece?" I had never heard this term before, but He continued telling me that I did not have the freedom that other people are allowed in their lives, because I had been chosen to be His Timepiece. He continued saying that He has plans for everyone’s life, but most people are given wide latitude to move within that plan or even reject it if they wish. He continued by saying there are three levels of calling that exist in the Kingdom of God. Everyone who has accepted the salvation of Jesus brings them into the first level, which is called the “Laity”. These have a choice to pursue God’s plan for their lives or ignore it all together, which is the harder way to go. The next level is the Five Fold Ministry: The Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher. These are the “Influencers” and they come out of the Laity and are called to influence and lead the Laity. The Influencers have a more specific calling on their lives and there is much less latitude allowed. They can reject their calling and walk away from it, but doing that comes with serious consequences. The third level are the “Timepieces” and these usually always come out of the Prophets. A Timepiece is someone who has a very specific calling on their lives. They are called to carry out a specific task, but it must happen at a very specific point in time, hence the name “Timepiece.” Whatever the Timepiece is called to do it will trigger a major shift within a people (IE. Church), a nation (IE. Israel) or the world, which brings about God’s will. This action can be as simple as saying the right words at the right time, but the result causes a rippling or a cascade effect that can transform a nation or the world.
In the Bible this is known in Hebrew as a “Moed,” which translates to “The Appointed Time” of God, in Greek it is the word “Kairos.” Methuselah was the first Timepiece as his death was the timing for the flood. Noah was a Timepiece as he had to prepare the Ark for the flood. Joseph was a Timepiece because had to be in his place for the famine to protect his family. Moses was called in time to lead Israel out of Egypt and was almost killed for disobeying his calling, but his wife saved him. Daniel was one, as was John the Baptist and Jesus. More contemporary examples are: Martin Luther, who started the reformation, and William J. Seymour who brought the Azusa Street Revival, and Kenneth Hagen and others. Anytime there is a major revelation, restoration or shift in the Church, Israel or the World, there is a Timepiece somewhere nearby. You will learn more about Timepieces in the teaching: The Final Restoration, available on the website.
The Lord continued by saying that my calling as a “Timepiece” was to bring a restoration of understanding of His word and prepare the Church for the Rapture. He gave me some very specific instructions and things that I must say, but He said that I must not utter those words to anyone until the appointed time. (You can read what those words are in the teaching: The Kings Messenger, on the website.) I once tried to speak those words out loud when I was by myself, but the Lord turned off my voice and warned me that they must not be uttered to anyone, not even where Satan might hear them. I have kept all those things quiet and hidden for over 30 years, but today these things are now being released. Through all of this the Lord told me that my calling would develop over time as He would reveal more and more detail of what my calling would be as one of His Timepieces, which is exactly what has happened. He has kept me hidden until this appointed time and has now begun to reveal His plan which is to bring “The Final Restoration” (Acts 3:21) to prepare the Bride of Christ for the events of his return and their time of glorification in the Rapture. He said that my ministry would last for only a handful of years and would culminate with the Rapture of the Bride. He also warned me that as a timepiece I don’t have the freedom to go off doing whatever I want because I am required to fulfill a very specific plan that He established and there is no room for me to do my own thing, and in these last days it is of utmost important to keep up and on time with the plan He has set.
Tell Them to Prepare
A few years later in April 1980 at 21 years of age, the Lord Jesus came in a third visitation and surprised me, by asking if I would allow Him to teach me about the book of Revelation. I was thrilled that He wanted to teach me the book He authored about Himself, as I had been a student of Bible Prophecy since my salvation at age seven, but I was not prepared for what was about to happen.
The Lord continued by saying that before He would begin teaching me there were two rules I would have to agree to. “First,” He said, “You must forget everything you have ever learned about the book of Revelation. I will teach you everything you need to know.” I was surprised at what I had just heard. Why should I forget all the teaching I had learned before? If I had not known to whom I was speaking I would have rejected it right there, but I did know and I agreed. Next He told me to turn to Revelation 22 and start reading, when I got down to verse 18 and 19 He stopped me and then told me that that these commandments apply not only to those who would twist and misinterpret the book of Revelation using outside sources, but it also applies to the rest of the Bible as well.
Revelation 22:18-19 NLT
He said the book of Revelation was totally self-contained and must be studied as such. We cannot take scriptures from the rest of the Bible and use them to interpret the book of Revelation. To do so would be adding to the book of Revelation, violating this commandment, corrupting our understanding and has serious consequence for those who break it and also for those who accept such teaching.
He later clarified that explanation by saying we can use the book of Revelation to interpret prophecies within the Bible, but we cannot take other scriptures and use them to interpret the book of Revelation. The reason for that is found in Revelation 19:10, because the key to understanding all Bible Prophecy is found within the book of Revelation and you will learn more about this in the teaching: The Final Restoration on the website.
With those two rules in place the Lord began teaching me about the book of Revelation and later told me to write a book of what He was teaching me, and to title it “Tell Them to Prepare,” a title which echoed back to my calling when I was 12 years old when I was Raptured. He gave me assignments to complete and began to reveal new insights into the book of Revelation that I had never seen before. Over the next two years the Lord changed my understanding of the book of Revelation. But along with this new understanding also came a lot of questions. The Lord said that the book of Revelation was not one continuous story as is traditionally taught, but seven short stories and that some of those seven stories tell the same story, just from different perspectives. With the help of the Holy Spirit He showed me the seven stories:
1. The Seven Letters
You can learn more about these seven stories by reading the teaching:
How to find the Seven Stories of the book of Revelation.
After that first lesson, He told me that my next assignment was to study the Seven Trumpets and the Seven Bowls of Wrath and find the common elements within each one. He said that these two stories tell the exact same story but they speak to those events from different perspectives and that there is a common link between each of these stories, which bring those events together.
1st Trumpet & Bowl = Earth
Don't go jumping the gun just yet making judgments at this point, because it won't make sense until the story “The Mystery Babylon” is understood and becomes a third witness with these two stories. It will all make sense when it is fully studied out in the book:
Tell Them to Prepare – The Final Restoration.
During the process of learning these things the Lord would tell me what He was going to teach me, which would always trigger strong traditional reaction and challeng my thinking. Whenever he revealed a new concept to me I would argue against it and ask him to prove it. During the early years of visiting Heaven, God had taught me the skills of logic and critical thinking, which became very important at this time. He needed someone who could tear apart a subject and reach the truth of what He was teaching me as we covered all sides of each issue. I would argue for the “Traditional” teachings that I had been raised with and he would prove to me that I was wrong and his word was right. I learned from God how to study the Bible to reveal that what I was learning was indeed truth and not some deception. While writing the book I was its greatest antagonist, because I argued about everything the Lord revealed to me. He had to prove every little bit of revelation and I would take apart everything he said using logical analysis and critical thinking
There were many other things I learned and the common links between the Trumpets and Bowls were just the beginning of something that would go far beyond anything I could imagine. Through His teachings, I could see three Raptures mentioned in the different stories, but how did all these things come together? There were not just two beasts, but three, and this Mystery Babylon had something amazing hidden within, but what was it. By the end of the second year my understanding about the book of Revelation had been transformed and many of my traditions had been broken. I had a new way of looking at the book of Revelation, but there were so many unanswered questions.
Then to make things even worse, the Lord simply stopped teaching me without any warning, even though I had hundreds of questions that needed to be answered He simply quit. The Lord had taught me a new way of looking at the book of Revelation, but not so much that I thought the book was finished. I was so angry I printed off what had been written, wrapped it up and put it away. I was furious, angry at God and over time came to hate Bible Prophecy. I searched for and was open to anything that could prove what I had just been taught was wrong, but I never did. I eventually reached a point where I didn’t want to have anything do with Bible Prophecy. I looked into going to a Bible school for the ministry, but the Lord did not open that route and instead, He eventually moved me from Arizona to Florida where I was to go through seven years of His program of training for my life, teaching me how to teach, preach, how to speak and minister before large groups of people.
Fifteen years after the Lord had stopped teaching the book; He began talking to me that it was time to finish writing the book. In the beginning I just ignored it. After all this time I didn’t even remember the book or what he was talking about.. I eventually asked him, "What book? What was the title?" To which he replied, “Tell Them to Prepare.” It took some time, but I eventually did remember the book, but I had no idea where the original manuscript was and really didn’t care as it was a very sore topic I would rather forget. I wasn’t interested in finishing the book. I didn’t even like Bible Prophecy any more. During this time of my life I was travelling around the country as a technical specialist. Three months later I was visiting my parents in Arizona when they asked me to help clean out a storage unit. While doing that I came across some cardboard held together by rubber bands. Curious as to what it was I lifted the covers to discover the original manuscript of the book I had written more than 15 years ago. Had the Lord not begun talking to me when He did, I would have thrown it away, but I got the distinct impressing that God was doing something. I took the manuscript home and put it by the computer, not giving it much thought and not really sure what to do next. (Note: Many years later I looked up the meaning of the number 15. It means a divine intervention or interruption. Even the delay of 15 years was part of God’s plan.)
About a month later while on assignment in Washington, DC, I was relaxing in the apartment on a Friday evening when the Lord told me to read the entire book of Revelation that night. Read the entire book of Revelation in one evening; really? I don’t even like the book of Revelation. Why should I read all of it in one evening? I could feel the Lord putting His foot down and telling me to do it and don’t complain. Not sure what to think, I obeyed and got my Bible and started to read. As I began to read my spirit exploded in a flood of new revelation as the Lord began to answer all those questions I had those 15 years ago and giving me a more in-depth understanding of the book of Revelation. He showed me connections and relationships and transformed the book of Revelation from a complex concoction of conflicting ideas into something that was so simple it was easy to understand. There was so much new insight and understanding I took the entire next day and created the cross reference chart that is in the book and available on the website. (see: Revelation Cross Reference Chart)
Over the next several months I worked on the book, writing everything the Lord revealed to me. He also instructed me to include a select number of visions and dreams that he had given me over the years and especially to include the story of my calling and the events that followed. Yet even when I thought the book was completed I would soon learn that this was only the beginning.
Throughout my life with the Lord, I have always walked in the power of the Spirit and it has been like a second nature, being able to know things before they happened, having the power of God flow through my life, seeing in the realm of the spirit, etc. But in July 1998 things began to change when the Lord told me that within three months I would no longer be working for the company I was at. My job involved traveling to different locations and solving technical problems for large companies. But three months later my bosses called me up and told me they didn’t understand why, but they couldn’t find me any assignments. They asked that I submit my resignation and they would give me a good severance package. I knew God was involved in this so I agreed and started looking for work through other channels. But something just wasn’t working right. I would get a contract and a few months later something would happen that would shut it down and they would be forced to let me go. This didn’t happen just once or twice, but seven or eight times in a row. I had always had the favor of the Lord on my life, so what was happening? I was a tither and a seed faith giver of offerings, read my Bible, prayed and had a close relationship with the Lord. Surely, these things would turn around just use your faith. But when I sought to understand why this was happening to me, I never got an answer. After two years of this I also realized that all my spiritual senses had been gradually turned off so slowly that I had barely noticed it and now I had nothing that was common to me in the past. To put it into different context to understand it would be like someone losing four of five physical senses: Touch, Sight, Hearing Smell and Taste, but for me the only spiritual trait I had left was hearing. I could hear God, but he wasn’t talking to me very much.
In November 2000 my father went to be with the Lord and the Lord told me to move back to Arizona and take care of my mother. At the same time I received several words from different apostles and prophets that what I was going through was not my fault, but that the Lord was rebuilding me and I would have to live it out by faith, which was essentially true as I lost everything and have had to trust in the Lord that he will work things out.
After moving back to Arizona, there were several attempts to restart my career and even start a new career, but everything kept falling apart. Things would start producing then suddenly something would happen that cause it all come crashing down. I couldn’t find any decent work and any attempts to build new business opportunities failed. After three years my resources had completely dried up and I was forced to file bankruptcy, losing everything including my car. I moved in with my mother, in a tiny town in the mountains, which had no need for someone with my level of expertise. I fought through periods of depression, trying to figure out what was happening to me and trying to find any kind of work I could. I knew the only way out of this was to dig into the word of God and spent much of the time in prayer, meditation, worship, and reading the Bible.
While all of this was going on the Lord revealed that He had brought me to the wilderness to focus on studying His word and get the book finished. God would not tell me anything else about my life or how to get out of the situation I was in, but he would still teach me about Bible Prophecy. As I obeyed him, he began revealing even more about Bible Prophecy, so much in fact that the book more than doubled in size.
Eventually circumstances shifted and we moved to Fort Worth, Texas. The Lord started opening up opportunities, but not in the technical field. I was starting over and even that was a struggle. Over the years whenever I attempted to teach what I had been taught the Lord would always stop me and tell me to it keep quite because it wasn’t time yet. Here in Fort Worth, even though I thought the book was now finished, the Lord was telling me to relax and be patient as it was not yet time.
In 2011 the Lord began talking to me about setting up a website and adding things as He instructed. I’ve never been artistic and I had long wondered what the cover of the book should look like. Then on December 14, 2011 the Lord gave me the vision for the book cover and told me it was time to start teaching the book. And on January 21, 2012 I released a teaching the Lord gave called: Daniel 9 – From Repentance Comes Revelation. Which is a call for the body of Christ to repent from disobeying the commandments of God, just as the Jews did when Daniel was a Timepiece for restoration and a new revelation was released. We are again in a time of restoration of understanding to fulfill Acts 3:21 and bring The Final Restoration in preparation for His return.
Today I am fully aware of what my calling is and it is much more than simply relaying the message to prepare for the Rapture. My calling is to bring “The Final Restoration” of Jesus, so that Jesus himself can return for his Bride in the Rapture. Acts 3:21 tells us that Jesus must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things and that includes a restoration of our eschatology. At the time of Jesus’ first coming Israel had corrupted scriptures to the point that Jesus had to cleanse the temple in Matt 21:12-16. Revelation 19:10 tells us that the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy, not just the book of Revelation, but all Bible Prophecy. Yet today we aren’t any better than they were back then as we have corrupted our own understanding by ignoring the commandments of God and have more faith in the traditions of men than we do about protecting the testimony of Jesus. We have created divisions and conflicts in the Church over which doctrine of Bible Prophecy is correct, even to the point that some churches avoid the subject altogether. Such strife and ignorance is in direct opposition to the spirit of prophecy, who is Jesus and is actually the spirit of Antichrist. As He cleansed the temple then, He is doing it again.
Do you remember earlier in this article what I prayed when I was seven and what the Lord said when I was placed in the office of the Prophet? The first part was fulfilled then, but the second part, the request to always keep me out in front and never let me fall behind where Church was at. That was answered also, as over the years as God was raising me up I was always far ahead of the Church in understanding where God was going long before any of it ever manifested. As the Church would step into new revelation of their understanding of the word of God and accept the gift of his restoration, it was never a surprise as I had seen it happening 20-30 years before. Today, my spirit is out in the millennial kingdom, seeing and experiencing things that are going to be happening in that time and I have been there since about the year 2000. I have already gone through experiencing the things of the Tribulation period and the Return of Christ Jesus and what happens then and know what is going to happen after that. Because I have experienced this time shift my entire life, I have noticed that the timings have always been consistent, this means there are only about 10-20 years left before we are all in the millennium. It is going to happen faster than many think and those who think it is going to happen according to these traditional views of men are going to be hurt when it doesn't happen that way. Those will fall away into deception, but those who listen to the Spirit of God will see the truth of this Final Restoration and cling to it and save not only their own but the souls of many others.
There is much I have to teach about this final restoration and there is little time for us to prepare. We must be sensitive to the Spirit of God and seek out the truth of His word. For those who are prepared it will be a time of celebration and joy, but for those who are not it will be a time of sorrow.
Are you prepared?
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P.S. The Lord has kept me hidden for this day and hour and He is now calling me to begin pushing this ministry out where others can learn of it, but I cannot do it all myself. I need partners who can join with me. If the Holy Spirit is calling you, then follow His leading and do what He is telling you. If you can do nothing else, then share this ministry, materials and testimony with as many others as you can. The faster we get the word out to complete this restoration the faster Jesus returns for His Bride.