Jim Rinker


A summary of what the Lord is saying in the many words on this page

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The Covenant


We see today a call going out from the Lord for a company of people who are worthy by trial and testing through faith and perseverance with whom He may establish His covenant with. It will be through these that the Lord will carry out His plan to redeem mankind. 


The Lord established His covenant with faithful Abraham that though him and his "seed" all nations would be blessed. This was a promise not only of Jesus Himself who was that "seed" but also to His people Israel whom He raised up to be a "light" to the nations and point them to the only true God.


Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. 3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. 4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. 5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; 6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.


So we see first a calling to be partakers of the heavenly calling. We then see a training period were the Lord equips us to walk into that calling. Finally we then see the ESTABLISHMENT of this calling by being FAITHFUL to do all the Lord asks us to do as did Moses. A covenant is a binding agreement between two parties. In this case, the Lord has given us exceedingly precious promises in this covenant. His part of the agreement is that He will be faithful to give us the grace to walk in all His laws and ways as long as we act in faith and try to obey them. Our part is to believe Him and act on all that He asks us to do.


Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.


Truce Breakers


The Lord's controversy is over the breaking of the established covenant. As with Israel in the wilderness, we see likewise today a complete breaking of the covenant the Lord established by His people. The Lord has called us out of Egypt, which is a type or allegory of the salvation experience. This is the feast of passover and is the first step towards the establishment of His covenant with us. The second step is the period of testing which is the wilderness experience.  We continue to read in Hebrews:


Hebrews 3:7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, 8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. 11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) 


The Lord lead Israel out of Egypt, which is our salvation experience, that He would give them the promised land. This promised land is the entering into the kingdom that Jesus spoke of and here is referred to as entering into "My rest". Entering into His promises takes both faith and patience. 


Hebrews 6:12  That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.


So the Lord had to take them out into the wilderness so that they would know what was pleasing to Him, which was living by faith. It was in the wilderness that the Lord taught them through Moses, a type of Christ, His ways and statutes. This was realized by EXPERIENCE as the Lord provided for all their needs. These are "His works" which they saw in the wilderness. 


Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.


Because of their lack of faith and their despising of His exceedingly great and precious promises towards them, the Lord swore that none of them besides Joshua and Caleb who came out of Egypt from 20 years and older would receive His promise of entering into the land which is "His rest". Paul brings this example to "today" when he states:


Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. 13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; 


The Lord's Controversy


So we see from the above scripture that the Lord's controversy with many of His people is their unbelief! That unbelief was expressed by their lack of diligence to act on God's commandments to possess the land AND their constant murmuring. Paul stated that it will take both FAITH and PATIENCE to see the promises fulfilled. If we fast forward to today we see a very similar situation. Jesus asked the question:


Luke 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?


So we see in this scripture a direct connection between faith and action manifest by the children of God crying out day and night for the Lord to act on His promises He gave us! This is the kind of faith the Lord is looking for in this hour. His question to us is "will I find this kind of faith when I return"?


Because the body of Christ as a whole has fallen asleep and has not demonstrated this kind of faith, the Lord today is laying down the charges against His people so that they will not be partaker's of His wrath in which He will cut off the unbeliever "in mid season".


Revelation 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.


 We see in this scripture that the Lord's desire is for ALL of His children to enter into the Holy Place. The Holy Place is the kingdom of God! The word kingdom can be broken down and understood as "the King and His dominion". Now every kingdom has a king and every kingdom has rules by which it is ran. Those choosing to enter into "the kingdom" are binding themselves to "the covenant" which is to abide by those rules and ordinances of the kingdom. Those who refuse to enter in b y refusing to agree to the covenant are called trucebreakers!


Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.


That word iniquity mean "lawless". These are those who are trying to make another way, trying to find another door, trying to find another pathway into the kingdom other than through the covenant! So the Lord is now laying down the charges against His people not initially for destruction but rather that we will hear and obey and thus be well pleasing to Him that we may have His covenant ESTABLISHED  and that we will enter into His rest. Paul continues by stating:


Hebrews 3:15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. 16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. 17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.


Hearing His Voice


Paul pleads with the Hebrews to "hear His voice" so that they may REALIZE the promises given to them and turn from their iniquity. One of the ways to know if your on the narrow pathway leading to righteousness, which is His kingdom or have departed from that pathway is if your hearing His voice or not. Jesus told us plainly in John that "My sheep hear My voice and they follow Me". If you can honestly say that the Lord is speaking to you daily then your most likely still on that pathway. If not, you need to repent TODAY and ask Him to give you the faith to continue the walk you began. Paul continues by stating:


Hebrews 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.


There is a "once saved always saved" doctrine out there being taught by the ignorant masses of bible "teacher's". Paul clearly outlines here that salvation is a PROCESS and a COVENANT which is binding by both parties. The Lord PROMISED to hold up His end of the bargain and "complete the work He began in us" so long as we don't break the covenant. He swore by HIMSELF that He would and God cannot lie so we have full assurance on His end. We are the ones who are the truce breaker's through unbelief. This is the Lord's great controversy with us. Paul states:


Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. 13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, 14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. 17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; 20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.


On the mount of transfiguration, Jesus took Peter, James, and John and allowed them to have a powerful spiritual experience where they saw Jesus, Moses, and Elijah in their glorified bodies. When they tried to build three tabernacles for them, which represents the building of all the religious institutions we see today after God gives us a powerful spiritual experience, the voice from THE FATHER came down from heaven and said PLAINLY "this is my beloved Son, HEAR HIM"! 


So what is the Lord telling you? This is a question you MUST be able to answer in this hour.


His Chastening


Hebrews 12:5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: 6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.


One sure way to know that we are "in the faith" is to be a partaker of His correction. If the Lord cares enough to correct you then you are still on that pathway. If we ignore His correction over and over we fall in danger of breaking our covenant with Him and becoming bastard's. Before Babylon came and took away all Judah, the Lord spoke through Jeremiah stating:


Jeremiah 2:30 - In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Jeremiah 5:3 - O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Jeremiah 7:28 - But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.


We need to be very careful to heed God's warnings to us in this hour that we do not become "uncorrectable"!  We especially need to listen to God when He speaks to us through other people!


2 Chronicles 25:14 Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense unto them. 15 Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand? 16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said unto him, Art thou made of the king's counsel? forbear; why shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.


The church is walking on very dangerous ground. You can hear the Lord's frustration with His people when He says that He is correcting them in vain. Those who are uncorrectable are becoming vessels fit for destruction as they will be unworthy to contain the glory they were meant to contain.


Broken Cistern's


Jeremiah 2:13 - For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.


Those who break the covenant have forsaken Jesus the true living waters and seek to find their own Jesus, their own pathway, their own kingdom rules! These are broken pots incapable and UNWORTHY of containing His glory and are set aside for DESTRUCTION! This is the end result of ignoring all of the Lord's chastening. Those vessels not wholly committed to the Lord abide in the "outer court" and have never entered into the Holy Place illuminated by the light of the lamp burning with oil. This represents the Holy Spirit! All those found in the outer court during the tribulation will be cast away! 


As said before:


Revelation 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.


We are living in the time of the harvest were all things planted are growing to full maturity. The Lord is "pleading" with His people just as He did in Jeremiah's day before they were taken captive into Babylon.  He is putting out the "last call" to come into the Holy Place. We need to wash and be clean and change our garments that we may enter into His presence.


Sealed Before Judgment


Revelation 3:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads


For those who choose to walk by faith, cleaving to the Lord and holding fast to the promises given to them, we see in the midst of terrible deception and disaster the promise of divine protection!  These are the 144,000. This is not an exact number but a symbolic number. It represents those who have yielded themselves to the teachings of the apostles, both today as well as in the word of God and have every intention of laying hold of the promises given to them by God. This number is 12x12x1000. 


The Lord is, as I write this, sealing His servants in their foreheads (minds) so that they will not be deceived from the onslaught of lies coming to the world in this hour. It will ONLY be His seal that will allow us to stand in the coming days. 


I invite you to begin to read all that is written on our webpage but would encourage you to start with the seven thunders given to Bob Neumann. The Lord has outlined the charges against His people and this will give you some insight into the current state of the church and why it is quickly falling into apostacy.


We pray that these words will both challenge and encourage you to have the faith to enter into the Holy Place which is His kingdom!