The Sparrows

Book One of Four
By Martha © 1995

Excerpts From The Winepress, Book One Of Four
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Rev. 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: Here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. 14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. 16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. 17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. 19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

One angel that sat on the cloud having the first sickle, was like unto the Son of Man, and when He cast His sickle, the earth was reaped. (THE MANCHILD OF REVELATION 12, THE OFFSPRING, THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR, THE JUDGE TO COME, A CHOSEN SON OF GOD AS PROPHESIED IN REV. 21:7 HE THAT OVERCOMETH SHALL INHERIT ALL THINGS; AND I WILL BE HIS GOD, AND HE SHALL BE MY SON.) The second angel having the second sickle, came from the temple of GOD in heaven. It is the second angel, having the second sickle, that had the power to cast the vine into the winepress. ( THIS IS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST SITTING ON THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER AT THE FATHER'S THRONE, REV. 18:4 AND I HEARD ANOTHER VOICE FROM HEAVEN SAYING, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, THAT YE BE NOT PARTAKERS OF HER SINS, AND THAT YE RECEIVE NOT OF HER PLAGUES.)

Chapter 8 The Ending Of Israel’s Winepress

Isaiah 18:1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia: 2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled! 3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountain; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye. 4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. 5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. 6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth; and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. 7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.

The Manchild, a gift, a present come into the world, come through the Gentile to be given as a gift unto the Jew, when the harvest is formed yet in the bud. For even as the church is ripening for harvest in her bud, green and bitter, shall she be cut to the ground and trodden down in every nation in the world, and she shall be dunged upon, and her oppressions shall be in summer and winter. For the LORD took His rest, and in His rest, considered the Gentile till she becomes formed in the bud, and beholds her as a bitter, green, sour grape, and even in her forming does He behold her preparation for the winepress, and from the Gentile shall come a nation as a peeled grape, and as a summer and winter harvest shall the Gentile be joined to the LORD, joined to mount Zion, joined to Israel, and they shall be one people, pressed through the winepress of tribulation and sorrow.

For it is written, of this bitter, green fruit. . . . .Rev. 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

For the LORD JESUS said, as in the days of Noah shall the coming of the Son of man be. There was no more preaching of the gospel when the flood came, no more time to repent. How is it men say that when the LORD comes there will be a time of repentance? . . . . . .The doctrine of a taking up?. . . . a taking out? . . . . . a capturing away? . . . . . .a rapture?. . . . .Not until after the judgment! not until after the winepress! not until after the Gentile is joined unto the Jew! How damning such a doctrine is to the world, for all the slain of the earth lie upon the doorstep of the harlot church, the doorstep of the Gentile, a green, bitter grape, that shall not come to its time of ripening. And the green figs shall be cast to the ground, the church that has been enslaved to such a delusion and such a lie, shaken by the sudden entrance of the wind of the Spirit blowing upon earth, the Manchild, dropping Him, as it were, like a falling star into the earth. Even the reasoning of man ought to still be sufficient for his mind to understand, that the wicked deem it a great thing to wait and watch for a disappearing church, a raptured church, and they consider it all, and think evil thoughts to continue in their evil seeing as they have an opportunity afterwards to repent. So, a doctrine meant by well meaning self-appointed prophets to save souls, damns them without opportunity of repentance. And those terrified out of their wits to escape the wrath to come, receive, and believe, only to continue on in their transgressions, deeming they shall be swept up and out anyway, as long as they believe.

How is it that men are so blinded? And why are they so blinded? For the Gentile church, trodden under foot and slaughtered in the outpouring of the Spirit in its conception, shall come to the gates of the City of GOD, shall come to the time of deliverance, shall come to the appointed hour of the Kingdom of GOD, for JESUS said, did He not, the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church, the rock? The church shall receive the Kingdom of GOD come down unto men, and millions upon millions shall enter in through Her gates into deliverance, immortality, even death being done away with, and every tear wiped away. As the Kingdom of GOD came down unto Israel, likewise, shall the Kingdom of GOD come down unto the Gentile. For the Gentile lives in but a promise, in but the promise of that perfect which is to come. And the Kingdom of GOD shall appear, and shall come down, and determine who is worthy to enter into Her gates into the Holy City of New Jerusalem, Mount Zion. Rev. 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. . . . . . . . .5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. This woman is bathed in heaven’s power and glory, and has upon her head the crown of Israel, and underneath her feet, the church. Micah 4:8 And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.

Chapter 9 The First Winepress

Isaiah 19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it. 2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. 3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards. 4 And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts. 5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up. 6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither. 7 The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more. 8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish. 9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded. 10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluices and ponds for fish. 11 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharoah is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings? 12 Where are they? where are thy wise men? and let them tell thee now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt. 13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof. 14 The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit. 15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do. 16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it. 17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt, every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which he hath determined against it. 18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction. 19 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Eqypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. 20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them. 21 And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it. 22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be entreated of them, and shall heal them. 23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians. 24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: 25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.

The First Winepress . . . . . Gen. 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. The First Winepress? Don’t do it! Now we know that Isaiah is not speaking of Moses, when he delivered the children of Israel from bondage, for GOD did not with Moses bless Egypt, nor did He save Egypt, so of what nation and time and people is Isaiah speaking about? GOD is going to bless Egypt? and Assyria? and even Israel in the midst of Egypt? Do we not know and see that Israel is yet a wandering people, an oppressed people, in all the earth? GOD first breaks and then heals, first smites and then forgives, first casts down and then lifts up. GOD shall turn to the heathen again, to those who know Him not, and shall bring forth a deliverer, and this deliverer shall smite, and then shall heal, and shall cast down, and then lift up, and shall break and then bind up. For the first winepress in the beginning, the I AM, is the same winepress in the ending, the I AM, the first being last and the last being first, the Alpha and the Omega, the same WORD in the beginning, the same WORD in the ending, Do not eat of the tree of both good and evil. We are born into the winepress, born into disobedience, born into sin, born into rebelliousness, born to die. Adam and Eve were not created for the winepress. The winepress was created for Adam and Eve, and all flesh.

And such a nothing prophet as prophets go, was little Obadiah that said, Obadiah 21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’s. But a grain of sand is but as a mountain and a mountain but an unnumbered amount of grains of sand, and the greatest of the WORD is as the least and the least as the greatest. So who is there to measure the Great I AM, that was, is, and forever shall be? And if there is such a One, who was before Him and who shall be after him? Rev. 14: 1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. We know that JESUS did not deliver Israel, was rejected by Israel, and Israel was cast into the winepress of GOD’s wrath and judgment. And we know that JESUS since that hour in time, is preached amongst the Gentiles, as both Saviour and LORD, and the Kingdom taken from Israel, the keeping of the truth, the keeping of the scriptures, the keeping of the Kingdom, the keeping of the WORD, the keeping of the church, has been given unto the Gentiles, and the Gentile has become Zion. But there shall come a moment in time when the last Gentile comes in, that a new dispensation begins, and the old is passed away and all things become new. Rom. 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. 28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes. 29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. And who is this last Gentile? the fulness of the Gentiles? Rev. 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. . . . . . The Gentile, when she rejects the deliverer, the Manchild, shall cast her own lot and set her own course to be the vine that is cast into the winepress of God’s wrath. For it is written that she shall not repent, and that the Kingdom of the heir, the Manchild, shall rise up against all the kingdoms of the earth, and shall rule them with a rod of iron. Israel shall receive the Manchild, for she is looking for a Saviour, but the Gentile, looking to watch GOD destroy all flesh, sitting on a golden cloud in the sky somewhere, knows not what spirit possesses her soul. The purified souls, those without deceit or guile, shall number into the billions upon billions of souls, such a number no tongue can count them, from every nation and tongue and people, and these shall enter into the gates into the City of GOD, that immortal City, where there is no death, nor pain, nor sorrow, nor tears. Gentile or Jew, black or white, red or brown, yellow or olive, it matters not, from every nation and tongue and people in the world, shall the redeemed be without number in the day that GOD does His new thing in the earth, and a deliverer shall come, and the saviours appear with Him. For the WORD that was in the beginning is yet in the ending, and is sure, and amen, and without fault, and shall surely be, and there is no power above that power that powers the WORD. All the words of men shall fail, and all men be found to be liars, but the WORD endures forever, and ever, world without end. Amen.

JESUS CHRIST, the only way, the only truth, and the only life, says more than just what it says. . . . .It also says, all others are lies, and liars, and false, and untrue, every other faith false, every other faith a lie, every other faith a perpetrated farce, every other faith unable to save or grant life, every other faith or religion or doctrine, nothing but empty lies that have as their root damnation, and an eternal and everlasting perishing, as though one never existed or was, having as its source a spiritual force second in power only to GOD Himself, all flesh having no hope of survival or life apart from finding that light in the darkness, that Saviour, that hope, that truth, that only truth, JESUS CHRIST, the Son of the Living God, all power and judgment for every soul born into the flesh, given into His dominion and authority, and all who believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life, He whom GOD has sealed as the truth, by the resurrection from the dead.

Chapter 1 Looking For The Winepress
Chapter 2 Will You Jump, Or Get Cast Into The Winepress?
Chapter 3 How Can We Escape If We Neglect So Great A Salvation?
Chapter 4 Still Looking For The Winepress?
Chapter 5 Coming To TERMS With The Winepress!
Chapter 6 The Burden Of Babylon
Chapter 7 Israel, The Sleeping City. . . .But Not Forgotten!
Chapter 8 The Ending Of Israel’s Winepress
Chapter 9 The First Winepress

Excerpts From The Winepress, Book One Of Four
Written By Martha ©