2008-11-04 - EMPOWERMENT: AUTOMATED LASER-TELESCOPE
In 1967 I received 2 visions in answer to prayer. The first had to do with an organic automated Laser-Telescope composed of 7 parts. But the interpretation didn't come till 1985. Part of the interpretation is an:
Overview of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI}
by Ron Kurtus (revised 8 June 2004)
An important program during the administration of President Ronald Reagan was the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). This program was also called “Star Wars” by the popular press. It was a proposed defensive shield to shoot down enemy missiles. The program was very expensive but resulted in winning the Cold War with the Soviets.
SDI helps downfall of Soviets
SDI ultimately proved very successful since it was instrumental in causing the downfall of the Soviet Union. After the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) was disbanded and Communism was discontinued, Russian officials admitted that SDI was the reason. Little was said about this in the American press.
The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was an attempt to put a defensive shield around the United States to protect against Soviet missile attacks. The Russians spent so much money trying to counter this shield, that it contributed to the downfall of the Soviet system.
In 1967 I had received a vision of what I took to be a telescope. It was assembled in an observatory, with 7 component parts. The vision was a spiritual overview and application of the SDI briefly outlined above, and promoted by President Ronald Reagan.
What I saw and learned in 1985 was an automated Laser Telescope, and written up I believe in the National Geographic March 1983 issue.
Although the concept that interested President Reagan did not come to fruition, what I saw in vision as a spiritual counterpart I believe already has in part - and in the near future, will more so. As I looked through the eye-piece of this just-assembled instrument, I could see a black spot in the heavens. Suddenly there was a blinding flash emitted from this instrument, and the black spot disappeared. After discovering the National Geographic write-up, I heard God say, “Call this 'Spiritual Star Wars.'” 8 dedicated individuals who meet the conditions and requirements of Prayer Multiplication based on Covenant, will be able to receive divine direction in pointing to the principalities and powers over cities, areas, states and provinces, and nations. These will be destroyed by the spiritual equivalent of a laser ray.
So even if the hope and desire of President Reagan didn't materialize - its spiritual equivalent and counterpart can!
Under the SDI concept, atomic power was required to initiate the empowerment to produce an adequate laser effect. Under the Spiritual Star Wars concept, empowerment is also necessaryfor the teams of 8 who offer themselves to God as an organicautomated laser telescope. Below I am listing the 9 sources for this spiritual power that city teams need to avail themselves of.
1. Prayer Multiplication
In the preceding Archive article dated November 3, 2008, I deal with this concept, so will not repeat that material here. Suffice it to say, my wife Marie and I married in obedience to the leading of the Lord on this concept. In June of 1948 the Lord queried me - “If I would link you with one, that together you could count more for Me than either of you could alone, would you do it?” And I answered in the affirmative, but added that there was only one girl like that, Marie Gaudet, and she was Catholic and lived a lifestyle far more outgoing than mine - so I was safe! Then on June 30thI received an 8 page letter from her, telling how she was reading the Bible 8 hours and 12 hours a day without stopping! My heart stopped.
That Fall Marie made the decision to enter God's Kingdom according to His conditions of Mark 8:34. She then told the Lord how much she loved Him, and what could she do to repay His love to her? He told her that she could marry Jim Watt. Just as I had offered myself to the Lord with the “Gift of Singleness” for Him, so Marie did not have marriage in her future plans, especially marriage to a minister! But God! And that same year on December 27thwe were married in Port Alberni BC, and had our first date on our honeymoon. It was all so sudden that we brought another couple, who assisted in our marriage ceremony, along with us. They had been previously married in close parallel circumstances to us, so they greatly enjoyed our honeymoon!
Immediately following our marriage, Marie and I entered into the awesomeness of Prayer Multiplication. God gave us Deuteronomy 32:30, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 and Matthew 18:19, to encourage us in our obedience. Later in 1993 for 18 months we met with 4 other couples to seek to explore the Team spirit in Spiritual Star Wars. Several times we sensed the Lord directing us in Hisgoals, and using us to see Satan's clouds removed and miraculous prayer answers.
2. LOgos to REma.
The LOgos word is often equated with the written word, while the quickened word of the Spirit - in spiritual gift form is like the REma. LOgos appears in the New Testament 330 times, while REma but 70 - 4 ½ : 1. We should spend that proportion of time between these two. Unfortunately, too often we neglect careful, prayerful and blessed meditation over the written word, to poring over dreams and prophecies and REma words.
Often when we read and meditate over the Bible, suddenly a verse will leap out of the page at us. We may have read it 100 times previously, but God by His Spirit and in His sovereignty brings it to life and meaning for us! After some time it then slips back again into a LOgos state.
See Joshua 1:8 (1-9, ASV '01) “This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditateon it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.” Note how meditation over the written word is so prominent! This same concept is in the New Testament, just as it is in the Old. And - it seems that when this sudden Spirit-transformation takes place of the LOgos into the REma, that power is released to bombard spiritual atoms and molecules - releasing spiritual photons into the laser chamber to produce the laser effect! Just as Prayer Multiplication releases a similar release and ejection of power - so LOgos to REma!
3. Dreams and Visions.
Every night for our mental, emotional and spiritual health, God has arranged that during sleep we receive a sequence of dreams, each dream going through a 4-phase 90 minute cycle. All dreams are not significant from God's point of view. Some come because of the busyness of the preceding day. We need His discernment at this point. But perhaps 5% do have significance, as both Joseph and Daniel of the Old Testament experienced. As both these spiritual men indicated, interpretations are of God! He gives significant dreams, and He gives the interpretations. When this happens, power is released to contribute in producing the spiritual laser effect.
A dream from God is a REma type of visitation, such as Mary in vision (a vision is as a waking dream) received from Gabriel. See Luke 1:37-38 - “Because no word (REma) from :God shall be void of power. 38 And Mariam said, Lo, the bondmaid of theLord; be it unto me according to your :word (REma). And the angel departed from her.”
Also see Job 33:13-18 - “ Why do you strive against him, For that he gives not account of any of his matters? 14 For God speaks once, Yes twice, thoughmanregards it not. 15In a dream, in a visionof the night, When deep sleep falls upon men, In slumberings upon the bed; 16Then he opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction, 17That he may withdraw man from hispurpose, And hide pride from man; 18He keeps back his soul from the pit, And his life from perishing by the sword.” Here God has Elihu give 4 reasons for the importance of dreams from God's vantage point. And be sure that there is a release of powerin each case. Have you not noticed that when you hear a dream or vision recounted that is truly of God in the 5% - that the hearers sense an unusual atmosphere or presence released in the telling? Note how Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar responded to their dreams and the interpretations by Joseph and Daniel!
Dr. David Yonggi Cho of Seoul, South Korea speaks of this in connection with Hebrews 11:1 - “Now faith is assurance of thingshoped for, conviction of things unseen.” All through chapter 11 of this book the author recounts those who received a promise from God - but then like Joseph had to wait until God's timing for the time of fulfillment. God could plan and work out such an act! See each of those recounted in Hebrews 11, and a similar release once incubation is complete. Impatience ill behooves one when he is in the process of incubation.
It took 13 years for God to release powerof deliverance for Joseph!
5. Gift of the Spirit.
There is no doubt about the release of power(DUna-mis) that takes place for the one who has received a genuine baptism in the Holy Spirit. Oswald Chambers, George Muller, John Wesley and Rees Howells are just 4 examples of this genuine experience. All 4 had manifestations of the gifts of the Spirit that powerfully followed the reception of the initial gift (do-reA). See how this is recorded in Acts 1:8 (6-12) - “But you shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you”: and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all :Judaea and Samaria, and unto theuttermost of the earth.”
11 times the word gift (do-reA) of the Holy Spirit is mentioned in the New Testament. Each reference is connected with an unusual release of power. See Ephesians 3:7 (1-13) -”the Gospel - by which I became aminister, according the the giftof the grace of :God :given me according to the working of his :power.”
This is Paul's word as to the explanation for his extraordinary ministry (the founding of 14 city churches!), and the cause of the working of God's power through him.
Something happens when the elders in the gate of each city church, (these elders are always of the 5-fold of Ephesus 4:11: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers) operate in ordaining elders and deacons, commissioning missionaries (as in Acts 13:1-3) and healing the sick - James 5:14-16 913-20) “Is any among you sick? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, having anointed him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15and the prayer of :faith shall save the weary one, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him.”
For those of you who have attended Presbytery or Eldership meetings where one or more of the above operations have taken place, you will be able to testify of the anticipation and even excitement of the majority there - for there is a presence of powerat such meetings.
God is pleased to use our hands - especially those called into an Eldership company. Yet He is pleased to use the hands of any believer in blessing. See Mark 16:17-18 (9-18) - “And these signs shall follow them that have believed: in my :name shall they cast out demons, speak with tongues; 18and in theirhands they shall take up serpents, and if they drink anything deadly, it shall in no wise hurt them; they shall lay hands on thesick, and they shall recover.” This is even one of the Foundations mentioned in Hebrews 6:1-2 (5:11-6:8) - “Wherefore leaving the word of the beginning of the Christ, let us be borne on unto the perfection; not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2the teaching of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of thedead, and of eternal judgment.”
But a very extraordinary reference to this 4thdoctrine appears in Habakkuk 3:3-4 (1-15) - “God came from Teman, And the Holy One from mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens, And the earth was full of his praise. 4And hisbrightness was as the light; He had rays coming forthfrom his hand; And therewas the hiding of his power.” Note that rayscame out of his hands, and therewas the hiding of His power! This is a Messianic promise passage, and indeed Jesus fulfilled it fully, as He laid hands on multitudes for healing - and on little children for blessing!
This is certainly an outstanding illustration of the 9-fold empowerment for the spiritual laser telescope.
It is extremely important for every believer to press into a place of intimacy with the Lord, whereby He transfers to us His Joy. This is because of Nehemiah 8:9-10 (9-12) - “And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto Jehovah your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law. 10Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be you grieved; for the joy of Jehovah is your strength.” This great governor and leader recognized that the normal state of a believer is one of inward joy. It has nothing to do with our situation, circumstances or natural feelings. It is a spiritual impartation from God Himself. It is Hisjoy that He imparts to us. It is for this reason that our normal inward state is one of joy- for in this lies our strength- and through this we obtain a stronghold.
A believer who seeks to walk in a weepy state all the time is missing God's point. There isa time for weeping - but there is alsoa time for joy! See Ecclesiastes 3! Don't be misled - though Jesus was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief - yet inwardlythe joy of God was always His portion and His strength. This is why the common people heard Him gladly! Let no one rob us of our great privilege and responsibility to continually walk in Jesus' joy!See John 15:11 (1-16) - “These thingshave I spoken to you, that :my :joybe in you, and your :joybe made full.” Here, beyond any shadow of a doubt - we find Jesus' thinking on this whole matter.
It is fitting that we end this study at this point. The Israeli tribe of Asher means “Blessed” or “Happy”, from which the “Beatitudes” find their derivation. Happiness or blessedness is for those who walk in this 9-fold teaching. But actually, the first 8 of the Beatitudes are the foundations leading to the capstone, the ninth. The 8thone proclaims us blessed or happy if we have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, and that is - living a good and upright life morally and ethically. By this we let our light shine and those who choose to live an opposite life-style will hate us and persecute us. Today we see this spirit in the gays or homosexuals. But the ninth Beatitude is especially in reality today! Chaplains of our armed forces are not even allowed to pray in Jesus' Name! It might offendsomeone! Franklin Graham was asked not to pray in this name following 9/11 - but he refused to be muzzled! And what does Jesus say? Read Matthew 5:11-12 (1-12) - “Blessed are you when menshall reproach you and persecute, and say all manner ofevil against you falsely for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, for great is your :reward in the heavens: for so persecuted they the prophets :before you.” And note - this is the only one of the 9 Beatitudes that moves from “blessed or happy” to “leap for Joy” when you are persecuted for My Name's sake - for being identified with Me - Jesus! Are we ashamed to be identified publicly with Him and His Name - or do we count it a badge of honor?
“Rejoice” here is strong, but “be exceeding glad”is from the word a-gal-liAo, appearing 11 times in the New Testament. The noun form is a-galLIa-sis, 5 times. It is used to show John the Baptist's reaction while still in his mother's womb - Luke 1:41-45 (39-56) - “And it came to pass, when :Elisabeth heard the greeting of :Mariam, the babe leaped in her :womb; and :Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit; 42and she lifted up hervoice with a loud cry, and said, Blessed you among women, and blessed the fruit of your :womb. 43 And whence isthis to me, that the mother of my :Lord should come unto me? 44For lo, when the voice of your :greeting came into my ears, the babe leaped in my :womb for joy. 45and blessed she that believed that there shall be a fulfillment of the thingsspoken to her from theLord.” John was a fetus of 6 months at the time, and was fully aware of the significance of Mary's visit, who was with child of the Holy Spirit - Jesus - the Son of God, and the Son of man! Just think if Elisabeth had aborted John before or after this time! Over 40 million child murders have taken place in our land in the last few decades! Life begins at conception, and this passage reveals the sin of our nation. John the Baptist recognized Jesus at the time of His conception!
So - Beatitude 9 speaks a special blessing of rejoicing and almost uncontrollable joy when we are persecuted for identification with Jesus! Thisis what Jeremiah and all other Old Testament prophets experienced because they were identified with Jehovah, the Name incorporated into Jesus - “Jehovah is Salvation.” That is why Jesus said, before Abraham was - “I Am.” This is the meaning of Jehovah, which is not Adonai. Jehovah is 3 parts of the verb “to be.” Jesus in Revelation 1:8 says “I am the Alpha and the O, says theLord :God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Ye-hoVAH - has all these 3 parts in it. Let us not be ashamed to be identified with this all-powerfulName. It is here that the powerof “exceeding joy” is released through this 9thBeatitude.
Now - let us put all these 9 sources of powertogether. Let this 9-fold source bombard spiritual atoms and molecules in the bombarding chamber of the Organic Automated Laser-Telescope. Let us as members of an 8-fold Prayer-Multiplication Team, see spiritual photons released into the laser chamber in unnumbered multitudes! Then let us see them emerge under the Lord's direction to principality and power targets over cities - obliterating them completely, and leaving us like David and his army the responsibility to mop up the remains of this enemy in our city.
May 70 cities in Canada, and 70 more in the United States experience this last day defeat of Satan before the Lord returns. It seems the Lord is saying - “Previously I have not initiated activation for this concept. But nowis My time to do so! Amen and Amen!
In the 1967 vision, there were 7 separate partsto form this spiritual automated laser-telescope. The first part represented the Bible Numeric Interlinear Outlined New Testament by Ivan Panin, with corresponding Book Outlines, Word Studies and relevant Archive articles..
The second part represented individual city churches composed of remnant cooperating local churches - at least 8 per city, with the leader of each representing one of the elders in the gate of his respective city - the Presbytery of that city composed of the Ephesians 4:11 5-fold ministries.
The other 5 parts the Lord did not reveal, as I had nothing to do with their preparation. Maybe God will show some of you what they represent. Jim Watt