Letters From God

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Julie Andrews

 

Margaret McDonald's Vision

When I first read this young women's vision/prophecy from the 1830s I was so thrilled in my spirit and uplifted. My spirit soared with hers and I rejoiced in the Lord.

Margaret McDonald "saw" this spiritually almost 200 years ago when the understanding of things spiritual was very different from today. It is an incredible vision of great clarity and power from a totally diverse historical time. Remember she lived in the highlands of Scotland, far removed from the hub of human activity in London England.

Her prophecy is based on bible truth; it is a scripturally correct revelation. She is calling for the infilling of the Holy Spirit and the transformation of the church into the Bride of Christ; Holy and Glorious. The Spirit must and will be poured out on the church, that she may be purified and filled with God

In the 1830's  Holy Spirit baptism was not universal taught or preached. The spiritual gifts, as per 1 Corthinians 12 were not recognised in "church" doctrine. Most Christian's then would have been shocked to the core by the inference that these things were real and desirable.

She talks about the future revelation of Jesus Christ (from the 1830s), the embracing of God -I felt that the revelation of Jesus Christ had yet to be opened up - it is not knowledge about God that it contains, but it is an entering into God - I saw that there was a glorious breaking in of God to be. How incredibly true!

Look at the 20th Century revealing of God's Holy Spirit. From Azusa St,  to the Jesus people and all the inbetween. She talks of a Baptism of Fire; sound familiar? The need for a greater understanding of the Cross and the blood of Jesus. An outpouring of the Holy Spirit, overcoming of sin and greater conformity to Jesus.

She saw that there was in the church (at the time) a turning away from the Cross and the Blood. "All power that comes not (my italics) through the blood of Christ is not from God". "There is a low view of God's Holiness and a ceasing to condemn sin in the flesh. A looking from him who humbles himself and makes himself of no repute."

I find this to be particularly interesting comment as there are historical records of the increasing number of Christian cults from the 1830's. A number of individuals started churches that exalted the leader as a person of renown, and who had great personal followings.

The Mormons began in the 1830s centered on the teachings of Joseph Smith. The Jehovah's Witnesses began in 1870s.  The Plymouth Brethren started in the 1830s, they followed John Darcy and later became The Exclusive Brethren. There are many 20th century examples, the Jim Jones massacre a tragic case in point.

It has been suggested that Margaret was a proponent of the "rapture" doctrine. This is because she talks of "meeting the Lord in the air". But this is a reference from the King James bible version she quotes and was obviously familiar, 1 Thes 4: 17 Personally I don't think she was even aware of a rapture doctrine.

She is just talking about the promise of meeting Jesus in the air at his return to earth. She knew the fiery trial of our faith was for the true believers, the members of the body of Christ. That certainly doesn't fit with rapture theory.

This is a powerful prophetic understanding of our faith that resounds through from her time to us today.

May our Wonderful Lord and Saviour Jesus receive the Glory.

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This is the link to Margaret McDonald's Vision. No 2