Kelry Green: Two Visions: "I AM raising up a company who will only seek the IMPERISHABLE crown--with great rewards for doing it"
By Kelry Green
Mar 6, 2008
Intro by Steve Shultz:
I've been with Kelry when she ministered both in a corporate setting and at a group dinner at a restaurant. I asked Kelry to translate for me (in Spanish) and minister to a waitress at one of my favorite mexican restaurants. Together, we ministered prophetically to Norma, who has waited on my family for years.
I've been an eyewitness to her passionate love for Jesus and I've watched her tell amazing stories of her travels with Stacey Campbell and others. I can heartily recommend her to you as a "real and genuine" believer, who practices what she preaches.
I love both the visions and words she received from the Lord in this article, and you will enjoy the Scriptural insight she gives on the ACTUAL rewards promised to the Overcomers in Revelation.
Steve Shultz, Founder and Publisher
The ElijahList & ElijahRain magazine
Two Different Visions of Running the Race
Recently, God spoke powerfully to me in two visions involving two groups of people. In the first vision, I saw a company of people running a race. Their faces shined like the sun. As I gazed upon them, I had a strong sense of God's presence. It was so powerful. The Lord then let me feel the hearts of these people. Their hearts were full of peace and joy. Then, the scene suddenly changed to the second vision.
In the second vision, I saw another company of people who were also running a race. This group of people were a little different from the first one. They were always looking around them as they ran. They looked to their left and to their right, as well as behind them. They ran swiftly and most of them were smiling. Then the Lord let me see their hearts. I did not feel their emotions at first, but then I felt an intense pain in them. As I looked, I could see their hearts were bleeding.
I asked God, "Who are these people?" Immediately, 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 was impressed upon my heart: "Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown."
Then God spoke to me, "The first company of people you saw was running the race for the 'imperishable crown.' They accept and experience My unconditional love daily. They love Me with all of their heart, mind, soul and strength. They understand that they are sons and daughters and not orphans. They live a lifestyle of loving selflessly, seeking meekness, thirsting and hungering for righteousness, and are poor in spirit. They have an understanding of their eternal inheritance. They relate to Me with the same intimacy with which My Son Jesus relates to Me.
The second group you saw was running the race for the 'perishable crown'--the crown that man can give them. While they smile on the outside, they really hurt on the inside. They compete with each other and live striving for man's acceptance. They are not orphans, but they have an orphan mentality. Not believing that they have the promised inheritance, they fight for all they can get in this life. Men crown them often, but every crown that man crowns them with only decays. There is no eternal significance. I love them with everlasting love. I long to spend time with them. I want to heal their hearts, but they are running so hard for the perishable reward that they do not make time to spend time with Me and receive My love, kindness, and acceptance towards them."
He continued to speak to me, saying, "I'm raising up a company of people in the nations of the earth that will not run the race for the perishable crown, but for the imperishable crown--the one that will last forever. I'm the One who gives the crown that does not fade."
Right after this, I felt led to look up the rewards that were given to those who "overcome" in the seven Churches in Revelation, chapters two and three. These rewards are imperishable. They can never decay. Below is a list of these seven Churches, along with the rewards due to those in these Churches who overcome:
Ephesus--the tree of life.
Smyrna--the crown of life.
Pergamum--hidden manna, and a stone with a new name.
Thyatira--rule over nations, and receive morning star.
Sardis--faithful, honored, and clothed in white.
Philadelphia--a place in God's presence, a new name, and the new Jerusalem.
Laodicea--share Christ's throne.
All the rewards are imperishable and will never decay!
Run the Race WITH Certainty
Paul says this in 1 Corinthians 9:26, "Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty."
Uncertain runners run without a vision of the reward. They cannot envision the finish line. On the other hand, those who run with certainty, hold a picture of eternity in their hearts. Can you imagine what it would be like if the entire Body of Christ ran their race with certainty? If our minds and hearts were set on the reward that is imperishable, we would live with steadfast focus in this life, rejecting the lust of the flesh and the spirit of this age.
What would it be like if the whole Body of Christ were to live in obedience, faithful to the voice of God, embracing the lifestyle of the Sermon on the Mount, loving selflessly, praying without ceasing, giving freely, seeking meekness, fasting, blessing those who persecute us, turning the other cheek, humbling ourselves--this is a passionate dream of God's heart!
Let's Pray: Lord, I pray that You draw us out of the temporal into a revelation of what is eternal. I pray that the eternity You have written on our hearts will shout to our consciousness. Help us, God, to live our lives in obedience and faithfulness to You all the days of our lives. Lord, I pray that we will experience Your love in the highest measure, that we will know Your burning passion towards us. Thank You Jesus for Your love for us.
Sound of Thunder Ministries
About Kelry Green:
Kelry travels nationally and internationally preaching a message of intimacy and radical Christianity. She has a passion to see the nations of the earth burn for the Lamb and return to the fear of the Lord in this hour. Her heart burns with holy desire to see Christ's name exalted and His Kingdom expanded throughout the earth. In 2001, Kelry Green had a powerful encounter with Jesus that changed the course of her life. She experienced the fire of God's holiness and the fear of the Lord, which caused her to lay everything down for the sake of Love. She has partnered with her Bridegroom and has a heart to see the Church walking as a pure Bride. Kelry, who is Brazilian, currently lives in California with her husband, Trevis.
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