THEY CAME LOOKING FOR..... A CITY OF GOLD
By Prophet Ken Dewey
In the year of 1540, a Spanish Conquistador named Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, leading an army of some 350 Spanish soldiers and a group of 1300 indigenous allies, traveled North out of Mexico into the present day states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and Kansas, in search of the fabled Cities of Gold. In vain he searched for two years, finally in 1541 he gave up the search and returned to Mexico empty handed and defeated. All he had to report was that he had discovered modest indigenous villages with walls of adobe mud. Coronado never returned looking again but died feeling that he had been a failure.
I had heard about this history, and have visited the museum and monument declaring Coronado’s visit to New Mexico. But one day several years ago, while praying, I heard the Lord speak and mention Coronado and how he looked for A CITY IN THE DESERT and this city was built out of gold. The Lord said to me 'WHAT HE DID NOT FIND I WILL BUILD. I WILL BUILD MY CITY OF GOLD AND ALL WHO FIND IT WILL BE GREATLY BLESSED.' Upon hearing him speak about the failure of Coronado, I knew that what the Lord was fixing to do was a GREAT SPIRITUAL WORK in his people.
The City of God would not be about GOLD ITSELF, but the SPIRITUAL GOLD OF GREAT REWARD AND BLESSING. I have seen how MANY will be coming to this desert city, and they will be touched by the Holy God himself. The Lord explained to me about the Gold. He said, Look on an internet Search and discover about Gold in my Word, the Bible. I did as he commanded and began to research Gold, finding many passages of scripture speaking about gold. The Lord explained to me that gold represents Holiness [purity from sin] and that the “Trials of our Faith” were more precious than Gold because Faith would NEVER PERISH, but Gold is only a mineral and it is perishable.
I have come to know then that when the Lord speaks about a City of Gold, he is referring to a PURELY HOLY PLACE. Upon thinking about this I have seen the vision of not necessarily “The Place” but A PEOPLE; a pure and Holy People of God.
In this context of purity and holiness, I heard the Lord speaking about how His People, the Body of Christ, was to be PURE and HOLY, even as He is Holy, yet today the condition of His Body the People is that they are not walking in purity and holiness. He has explained to me that HE HAS PURPOSED THAT HIS PEOPLE BE HOLY, AND THAT WOULD MEAN THEY WOULD HAVE TO SEPARATE THEMSELVES FROM THE WORLD WHICH IS FULL OF UNGODLINESS AND SIN.
A VISION OF A HOLY PLACE INHABITED BY A HOLY PEOPLE
Understanding came to me when I saw the CITY OF GOLD [that the Lord had given me in a Vision]. I know what this means: HE IS CALLING HIS PEOPLE TO COME AND WALK HOLY. Come out of the World, leaving the world behind and the things of this world. Even though we are living in a sinful world, this does not give us the right to continue living sinful. The Lord wants his People to be PURE, even as he is Pure. Jesus Christ prayed that we would be like him and his Father and that we all would be ONE, One in Fellowship together, having the same heart and mind. The Scriptures tell us in John 17 that when the world will see this ONENESS AND HOLINESS, that they would KNOW AND UNDERSTAND, literally see HIM IN HIS PEOPLE. Many think this association [being One] means ALL TOGETHER AS THEY ARE, but this association is more than just becoming one together, it means BECOMING LIKE THE HOLY LORD HIMSELF. Does not the Scripture tell us that all believers are to be LIKE HIM [as the Son actually is]?
There is a present day problem with his Body called the Church; one which the Lord has explained to me as very distasteful to him. It is the fact that his people talk about being his [and He Himself is Pure Holy], yet they continue to make provisions for their flesh and live selfish lives leading into the worldly ways of the ungodly. Today in so many places the Church of the Living God is NOT HOLY, but worldly, but the Scriptures tell us that we are created to be Holy. Sin should not have any place in us, because it has been destroyed by His Holy Sacrifice. How can any man or woman, born again in his Spirit, even desire yet to be sinful? What part of this dose the Church not understand? How do any have yet a right to call themselves clean and make provisions for the sinful flesh and the world?
The fact that the unsaved are ungodly is of common knowledge. We should not expect the unsaved and irreligious to be anything else than what they are, sinful. But, how can we expect or even excuse those who are created in his grace unto salvation, to be one of His own Sons or Daughters, yet living like the unclean and ungodly around them? Thus, I know that GOD IS CALLING HIS PEOPLE TO RISE UP AND BE HOLY AND PURE, WALKING OUT OF THE WORLD AND WALKING INTO HIS HOLY AND PURE CITY OF GOLD.
THE CITY WILL BE A PLACE OF “SEPARATION”
The Lord has told me that I would be STANDING AND CALLING HIS PEOPLE TO REPENTANCE, AND TO COME OUT TO THE DESERT CITY TO WALK WITH HIM, TO FULLY KNOW HIM IN ALL HIS HOLINESS. He called THE CITY IN THE DESERT HIS HIGHWAY OF HOLINESS, IN THE WILDERNESS. He said to me that he was building a Road and ONLY THOSE WHO ARE HOLY CAN WALK ON IT. In Isaiah 35:8-10we read:
“8. And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”
So, this DESERT CITY will be for those who openly choose] to walk HIS WAY, choosing Jesus as their Savior and deliberately choosing to live as He is: Holy.
Only those who repent and are Born Again, by the Blood Sacrifice of Jesus Christ on his cross, will want to be a part of Desert Zion. Those who are washed and clean will live comfortably and happy there. HIS HEAVENLY STANDARD should be the EARTHLY STANDARD. But today, the modern church has became A PLACE LOOKING LIKE THE WORLD; THE CHURCH SHOULD BE A HOLY PLACE [A HOLY PEOPLE, IN WHOM THE HOLY GOD DWELLS].
The city of Gold then will be for those who FIND HIS WAY, AND CONTINUE TO WALK IN IT.
He called it A FORETASTE OF ZION [the heavenly city], thus we were to name the city: DESERT ZION.
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
***WE ARE LIVING IN THE END TIMES THE DAY OF HIS KINGDOM TO COME IS COMING VERY SOON. SOON JESUS CHRIST WILL COME DOWN TO SET UP HIS 1000 YEAR KINGDOM ON EARTH AND HE, HIMSELF, WILL RULE WITH A ROD OF IRON UPON THIS EARTH.
He is saying to His BRIDE..... PREPARE YOURSELVES .......................MAKE YOURSELVES READY!
Note again that the Scriptures teach us that SOME WHO ARE WAITING AND WATCHING FOR THE BRIDEGROOM TO COME WERE NOT READY. NOT ALL WENT OUT TO MEET THE LORD, ONLY THE FIVE WISE VIRGINS. Matthew 25:1-10.
There is a Scripture found again in the book of Revelation that says something interesting about those who will be standing before the Lord when he comes back to eat the famous Marriage Supper of the Lamb with his CHOSEN BRIDE. In this passage it talks about how they were the ones who HAD MADE THEMSELVES READY FOR THE BRIDEGROOM:
READ IT HERE:
"7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, AND HIS WIFE HATH MADE HERSELF READY.
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, CLEAN AND WHITE: for the fine linen is THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE SAINTS."
CLOSING SUMMERY :
It is evident that the meaning of these things are clear: GOD WANTS A CLEAN PEOPLE WHO ARE PURE AND NOT OF THE WORLD, AND THEY "MUST" HAVE A REPENTANT HEART LEADING TO HOLINESS IN LIFESTYLE AND SEPARATION FROM THE UNGODLY AND SIN OF THIS WORLD. The People of God MUST BE ABOUT CHOOSING DELIBERATELY TO WALK AWAY FROM THE WORLD.
HE IS CALLING HIS BRIDE TO COME AWAY WITH HIM TO BE PURE. HE IS SAYING, PREPARE YOURSELVES BECAUSE I AM COMING FOR A CLEAN BRIDE, NOT ONE WHO IS SPOTTED AND DIRTY.
Thus the DESERT ZION [GOD'S CITY OF GOLD], will be a Place CALLING MEN TO REPENTANCE, AND UNTO HOLINESS.