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THE WINEPRESS
Book Three of Four
By Martha © 1995

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Chapter 16 . . . .Cont. A Highway Made, An Ensign Lifted Up

Isaiah 46:1 Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast. 2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity. 3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb: 4 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you. 5 To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like? 6 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship. 7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble. 8 Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors. 9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. 11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. 12 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness: 13 I bring near my righteousness: it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.

GOD is not an idol that men carry from one place to another, who cannot carry Himself. GOD is not made of wood or stone that is placed upon beasts of burden, that when the beast travaileth and falleth, even the idols upon his back are also taken into captivity as the foolish ones who worship such things and bow down to such things. The foolish idols cannot stand up when they fall down, nor stop birds from pooping in their hair, nor stop the decay of their own forms and the foolish of the earth deem these idols of wood and stone have power to save? have power to heal? when they cannot stop their own carcasses from rusting, and decaying, and falling apart, and their hands and arms and legs fall from their forms? And if you make one form, is he a god, and if you make a hundred of these forms, will there be a hundred gods? and if you make a thousand, or ten thousand, are there therefore ten thousand of these stone images that they would be powerful and more powerful and greater and greater the more of them you would make?

Command ye one of your idols to make something and see if he forms anything before your eyes. Command ye of your standing statues that they hop from one place to another and see if they can move their cement carcasses. Put them all on a ship and let it fall to the bottom of the sea, and see if they can rise from the bottom, or would they be all lost and you have to form others? Lay your dead at the feet of these marble things and see if the life is breathed back into their bodies. If they were GOD, ought they not to be able to do something for their own selves even? Ought they not have the power to give life if they be GOD? And what stone statue speaks to thee a thing and then causes it to come to pass? And when did a god of wood or stone ever say, Repent or perish? And the most foolish of the foolish, if man makes a thing, how can it be GOD? How can man make a god? If man can make gods, ought not man also be able to turn a hurricane backwards that it spins down its violence’s into nothing?

If man can make gods, ought not man be able to catch a lightning bolt in his hand? or breathe upon a forest fire and blow it out? or call down the rain in drought? or stop the rains in floods? And should not a God be able to multiply the loaves and fishes? and walk upon the water? and calm the winds? and raise the dead? and heal the sick? and cast the devils? and prophesy? Oh, if a god be GOD, ought he not to be able to prophesy? and to bring to pass those things He prophesies? Ought not a god, if he be GOD, be living, and not a dead stone, or a piece of wood wherein is no life? And men take those things that GOD has made and then fashion those things into images and call them gods? and bow down to them? and worship them? Those who do such things, and bow down to such things, are as dead as the stones they worship. They never escape the sentence of eternal death, destruction, fire, wrath, and damnation, and for such, is the winepress of GOD’s wrath stored up!

From its beginning and its conception, has the church entered word by word, and seed by seed, and doctrine by doctrine, into an unlimited depth of enchantments, and heresies. 1st Cor. 11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. So there is a purpose to error, to heresy, and to division, and to an opposing of the Word, and an opposing of the truth, and an opposing of the scriptures. It is to validate them, and to validate those who are walking in them, and by them, and through them, being born of them. 2nd Pet. 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 1st Tim. 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

And we read in Rev. that the mark of the beast, and the image of its name, and its number, comes into the world as a testing and trying of the patience of the saints, and the church, the church having become as a great Babylon, having become a merchandiser of souls, and with feigned or lying words, being seduced by seducing spirits of the underworld, makes merchandise of the unwise and fearful and those who are snared with the anxieties and cares of this life. Rev. 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. 9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoseover receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Now, all these doctrines of merchandising the saints of GOD, heresies, false doctrines, tares midst the true WORD of GOD that was sowed by JESUS CHRIST in the earth, sowed midst the wheat, shall be uprooted, and shall be gathered to be burned, and every doctrine and every tree that was not planted by the heavenly Father of CHRIST JESUS, shall be uprooted and torn out and exposed, and gathered to be burned. These doctrines brought forth by demons and devils, these heresies have no power to save, no power to deliver, no power to create the righteousness that delivers from judgment and damnation. They are heresies. They are spiritual blackmail. They are false doctrines and errors in doctrine that sow darkness for light and damnation for salvation.

The golden beast, this doctrine of prosperity, this golden image, this god of mammon, has enslaved the whole world in its harlotry. This great image, this great golden image, shall be brought down to the dust, and in one day shall she be disclosed for the harlotry she has perpetrated in the world, though she sits as a great queen, saying, there is none like me in all the earth. And what merchant, who has gained wealth and fame and glory through the great harlot merchandiser that sits all over the earth, will have the power to save his own merchandiser? and his own merchandise? Both merchants and merchandisers shall be brought down to the dust of destruction, and the winepress, prepared for the devil and his angels, shall also receive all those who have been so foolish as to depart from the holy doctrines of CHRIST JESUS. For these praise the god of mammon that has done all of these things, and praise GOD not in truth, nor in righteousness.

There is no rest to the wicked, nor peace to the wicked, for the more they gain, they lust to gain the more, and the more they lust, the more they gain, and the tithers tithing to gain never have enough, for they tithe and gain and gain and tithe, and there is no rest to the tithers of gain, for to them, their gain is accounted unto them for righteousness, and blessing, and they say, our GOD has done all of this because of our coins offered up in sacrifice to his Kingdom. And so they give to gain, and in their gain, they boast of their giving. And what can be said for the buying of souls? the trafficking of souls? Flee from the harlot. Flee from the wrath of the winepress. For the vine shall be cast into the winepress to press the truth from the vineyard. Come ye out, saith the scriptures. Come ye out of Babylon, for the winepress shall be pressed outside of the City of GOD. Within Her gates is a sure shelter from the tribulation upon the world to test and try every soul.

Chapter 18 The Great Deception!

The church is no longer in the business of the saving of souls, but is in the business of marketing souls, and of merchandising souls, and merchandising the gospel of JESUS CHRIST, that gospel that was sent into the world to deliver and not to bind, to set free and not to yoke, to be as a light on a hill, formed into the righteousness of GOD, that all who desire eternal life might find the narrow pathway that leads to salvation. It has never entered into the hearts of the believers that they have followed after the blind and that they need to be unblinded, that they have followed after a lie, and a delusion, and a false divination. For it is written . . . .Rev. 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Now, the Lamb’s Book of Life is already written down, and bears witness in the earth, and sits as a light on a hill, that all who enter in through its strait and narrow gate, shall enter into the Kingdom of GOD, and all who pass through its narrow, hard, straight, gate of righteousness, shall find life. His Words and His Words alone shall judge every soul. He is the way. He is the truth. And He is the life. JESUS did not come to destroy the law, nor the prophets, but to fulfill the law. The law is righteousness. JESUS came to destroy the works of the devil, and the works of the devil are more than disease, more than death, more than murder, more than rape, more than bloodshed, more than pain and sorrow, and more than sin. The works of the devil is one work, is but one god, and that one god encompasses all sin, and that one god is the god of mammon. The root of all sin is the love of money, and JESUS came and laid the axe to that root, and destroyed that root, that god of mammon. And for that truth, he was hung upon Golgotha by those who called His doctrine a lie. A man can cease all sin, can cease his lies, and his murderings, and his rapings, and his uncleanness’, and his idolatries, and his gluttonies, and his drunkednesses, and yet bow down to the god of mammon, and he will perish.

What meaneth JESUS when He said, All that ever came before Him were thieves and robbers? . . . . .And what meaneth JESUS when He said that He did the work that no man had ever done? . . . .John 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. 23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. What is this work that JESUS did that no man has ever done? John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. Satan had nothing, nothing in JESUS.

Now, in Judas, dwelled the god of mammon, and when satan entered Judas, Judas betrayed JESUS for thirty pieces of silver. How much are you giving to the golden image? How much have you tithed to the golden image, the god of mammon to receive earthly gain? How much have you given to the image that speaks, that image that is powered by the spirits of the underworld, that same spirit that nailed JESUS CHRIST to the cross, that same snake and viper that powered the scribes and Pharisees? How much have you given them and do you give them, that you might be given in return those things of earth and heaven? What has satan in you that would cause you to betray the holy blood of JESUS?

JESUS said, John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. The god of this world, the god of mammon, steals. He gives nothing back. The god of this world, the god of mammon, kills. He does not save. The god of this world, the god of mammon, destroys. He does not build the Kingdom of GOD. He destroys the Kingdom of GOD, as he did Israel . . . . . .and the Gentile has bowed herself down to the same god, and the winepress is her ending as was the ending of Israel, for the god of mammon has destroyed the truth and brought the church under wrath and into the gates of judgment. Matt. 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Hence the purpose of the winepress . . .it shall deliver the church out of the hand of the god of mammon, and all who hear the cry from heaven to come out of Her, shall come out, and all who come out shall enter into the heavenly City, New Jerusalem, who is clothed from heaven in the righteousness of CHRIST. The gates of hell shall not prevail against what? The gates of hell shall not prevail against the righteousness of CHRIST, shall not prevail against the Sons and Daughters of GOD, washed in His holy blood and brought forth in His image, and in His doctrines, and in His truths, and in His power! For CHRIST shall be revealed from heaven in those saints of the Most High GOD, in whom satan has NOTHING! They shall hear His Voice, and come out! They will not follow after the harlot!

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 16 . . . .Cont. A Highway Made, An Ensign Lifted Up
Chapter 17 As Written, Beware of Idols!
Chapter 18 The Great Deception!
Chapter 19 Israel, GOD’s Elect People
Chapter 20 Escaping The Winepress

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