I was praying one morning and suddenly my spirit was taken to the scene of the whipping of Jesus. I could not believe I was actually there. Of course then I remembered everything God does is eternal. Everything He has done, is doing, and will do, will always be. At this point I could smell carnality and death in the air, along with the perverted adrenaline that was coming from the soldier’s spirits. They were standing around Jesus laughing and I could see demons upon all the soldiers encouraging them to torture Jesus beyond what they had ever done to any other human. The air seemed to have absolutely no hope in it for Jesus. He was confined and seemingly trapped to the point He couldn’t do anything. All energy was drained from his body. His mind seemed to be worn out from the emotional accusations and the beating that he had taken in the face from the garrison before. His face was swollen and mangled. His jaw was completely out of joint and the wonderful image He had as a man before, was without form to the point where you could not recognize if it was Jesus or not. Nevertheless something extraordinary started to take place, even though it was excruciating to watch. As they drug and positioned Jesus to be beaten, his body looked like an old worn out cloth. As I stood by the soldier that had the whip, I looked in his eyes and started to feel for him, for he truly didn’t know what he was doing. He was truly controlled by a demonic power that was controlling him from above his head. As he began with the first blow of the whip, the hook like object penetrated Jesus’ flesh, the soldier pulled back the whip, causing Jesus’ skin and muscle to tear away from His body. Suddenly, something extraordinary happened! A beam of beautiful golden white light shot out of the area that had been torn, as though there was light hidden within Jesus body. This beam of light was the glory and love of God!
Something wonderful happened within my consciousness as I was beholding the Lord of glory. I suddenly found myself back in time in the wilderness where the children of Israel journeyed. I found myself standing near the rock in the wilderness and watched Moses strike the rock and water came out to bring provision to His people who were thirsty and in contention, tempting the Lord their God, “Saying is the Lord among us or not?”
Exodus 17:5-7- And the Lord said to Moses, “Go on before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel. Also take in your hand your rod with which you struck the river, and go. 6 Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.”
And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. So he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”
I started having understanding of what the Father was allowing to happen to His Son. The Father was letting Israel use the “Law of Moses” to strike the rock (Jesus) in order for his rebellious people to have the provision they needed in order for them to escape from the spiritual wilderness and bondage they had been in for years. This had been the rock or the stone that the builders had rejected but yet it was being used to be the cornerstone of “Life.” It was truly the Father who could have made all this to be accomplished. Even though Jesus was going through great pain and rejection, it was marvelous in the Lord’s eyes. In Matthew 21:22 it says ‘The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.
This was the Lord’s doing, And it is marvelous in our eyes’?
What a wonderful sight to see Jesus literally fulfilling all scripture.
Even though they struck Him, God released provision for His people. Setting them free through His Son Jesus Christ – the “Rock” Himself.
As the light shown out of Jesus upon the soldier and I, instantly I became heavily convicted, yet feeling loved at the same time. The light was also shining upon the demon that was controlling the soldier, and it began to bind and the demonic power over the soldier. It caused the demon to rage and rile in torment. The second this happened, the soldier stood still for a moment and a demonic glaze was falling from his eyes, as though he was almost awakened and thinking, “What am I doing?” When the demon saw that the man was awakening out of the demonic control, he began to panic, the spirit released more rage and accusation toward Jesus in the man’s mind. Suddenly, the soldier’s eyes became glazed over again with deception, and his face contorted with rage and formed the same image as the demon. He then began to whip Jesus uncontrollably. Causing more flesh and muscle to be torn from Jesus’ body. Jesus was in excruciating pain, yet still letting the soldier have his way in beating him. I had not seen such love and light in all my life during this time of torture. The more flesh that was torn from Jesus’ body, the more light, glory, and love was being unveiled within the Spirit. In the distance, what looked like a dark cloud coming, were demons rushing in from everywhere to partner with the demon in trying to cause this man to destroy Jesus. Behind the demonic horde was “The Accuser of the Brethren” himself. The demonic horde thought that if they tortured Jesus more or killed him, it would all be over. But there was a deep secret that they didn’t understand. The word of God says in
1 Corinthians 2:7-9, But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
If the rulers of the world had known the revelation, they wouldn’t have crucified the Lord of Glory. In 1Peter 1:13-14, Peter describes the body being a tent that he was shortly going to take off. This being something the Lord Jesus Christ had shown him. The demonic horde didn’t realize that they were being used to tear the old veil that was housing God within His son. They were basically letting God out instead of extinguishing Him. Death does not put an end to things, but it is the beginning of eternal life, whether it is eternal life of damnation or eternal life of freedom. At this point with Jesus, if the enemy kills the body, they will release the fullness of God within. Before the crucifixion was over, Jesus was marred beyond the image of any man, but oddly enough He was looking more like His Father in the spirit. He was shining bright as the sun; exposing everything that had been hidden for thousands of years. Even though mangled, and marred, Jesus had the demons in uproar and panicking because the glory that was emanating out of His body was starting to bind the whole horde. In the natural view of the scene, it was grotesque, excruciating, bloody and wicked, but in the Spirit, it was the most beautiful yet fearful thing I think I have ever beheld with my eyes. The demons couldn’t understand, the more they tortured Him, the greater the glory that would manifest. The enemy was no aware they were being used as a black smith to form and release the greatest weapon of all time. The enemy still has this same delusional mentality in the world today. The enemy is torturing and tormenting man today, but it is forming the greatest weapon of all time on the earth, the true glorious body of Christ; the great army of God. Remember, man is the image and glory of God on the earth as God is in heaven. Man will be glorious on the earth as the Son of God is in heaven.
Something strange began to happen, as I watched the soldier rip Jesus’ flesh, the veil itself in the temple was starting to stretch tight to the point of tearing from top to bottom. I find it fascinating that in Hebrews 10:19 -22 it refers to Jesus’ flesh as the veil. It says “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the bloodof Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”
This confirms to us even more that Jesus truly fulfilled all scripture for us so that we may come boldly before the throne of grace. It also reveals a revelation that trials were originally purposed to let God out within man. As it was with Jesus’ life so it shall be with us.
During this incident, I began to understand that when the enemy comes against man, it’s truly not as bad as we have been programmed to think, even though it can be hard and painful. In actuality, trials can be an appointed time when God comes out of heaven and reveals Himself in our situation and releases supernatural strength within for us to stand and walk through the trial with a peace that passes all understanding. You may say “How can we have peace during our storm?” The answer is, once you have God’s understanding of what’s truly happening, you can rest and endure, knowing that your storm is being allowed to carrier you to your next glorious phase of life. You can also posture your mind to be looking for God during your trial instead of focusing on the trial itself. You can praise God with understanding during your trial, for you know, that your situation has been orchestrated for you to have a visitation of God in a way you have never seen Him before. Trials and dungeons of life are like magnets that draw heaven within our situation, and then suddenly we get to see God face to face. As was for Jesus; His cross was His doorway to heaven. The cross is still the doorway to heaven for us today. Even our dungeons and trials are the hidden doorways to experience God. The way man’s mind has been taught in this world is to focus on the trial and see it as a negative situation. This is the enemies’ work in our minds, for the enemy knows that if we see our trial through the attitude of fear, we will miss the visitation of God. Fear blinds a man from seeing God within his trial. But if we begin to truly understand that our trials are doorways that God is opening, then our attitude through the our trial will change into joy that will help us endure the pain and enter into the presence and promises of God for our lives. I believe that Jesus couldn’t have made it through the door of His crucifixion without having this type understanding in his heart. It says in – Hebrews 12:1-2 Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
We have to remember that the cross wasn’t just the only trial for Jesus. He faced a trial daily. However, every time Jesus would find Himself in a dangerous situation, the power to heal or to perform a miracle would come upon Him and all would see the glory of the Lord, including His enemies. As he approached closer to His destiny (the cross) the greater the trials or persecution would occur. This clearly shows us that the greater the purpose, the greater the trial. This type of scenario would happen with many of the generals of faith in the Bible. Trials also come to us as well, yet if we see them as confirmation that we are at the doorstep of our destiny, we will endure the trial for the prize that waits on the other side. If you are in a trial, rejoice, for you have just arrived to your destination.