"Through the power of the keys of humility you can receive uninfluenced prophecy. Once you've prayed desperately and called on the power of the keys, trust that what you receive is right and what I wanted to give."

The Temple Prophecy

First Published November 1970

As Elijah climbed Carmel to the altars of Baal and confounded the false prophets by the fire of God, so we climbed Carmel to the temple of Bahai and there received a revelation by the power of His spirit. We entered quietly into its hushed interior and sat upon its beautiful Persian rugs in awed silence as we viewed the beauty before us. The simplicity of the plain white walls emphasised the beauty of the symbols before us.

Suddenly each seemed to come to life as in a vision--each candle became a prophet proclaiming the words of God; each flower a saint, rendering the fragrance of His presence; each urn a vessel fit for the master's use, and each light a flaming proclaimer of truth! Each was animated and alive before my eyes, and whatever their original intent may have been, God gave His own interpretation to his humble prophet by his spirit, and he began to speak with another tongue as the spirit gave utterance:

(Prophecy:) "These are all very simple childlike illustrations of My manifestations in My prophets. This urn of oil that was poured out to minister to the people was used to slake their thirst, and these candles burned to give light, and the lamps above with power to give light, and the flowers with life which give beauty, and the words with spirit give wisdom." All of this is nothing without the Life behind it and within it. The urn would be useless, but to look upon; and the vase would be dry and worthless and could not quench their thirst; and the candles would go out without oil; the lights above would be darkened without power; and the flowers fade without life; and the words would die without the spirit; and all of this is nothing without My Life and My Spirit and My Love. Each is but an urn; each is but a candle; each is but a light; each is but a flower; and each is but a word, which has no usefulness, no ministry, no power, no light, no beauty, without Me.

"For I am He that filleth all things, to pour out upon the thirsty ground, to beautify the lowly life, to heal the ragged wounds, to enlighten the darkened minds, to bring grace and beauty and wisdom. Without Me ye can do nothing. You would be as candles without tallow, as lamps without power, as flowers without fluid, as urns without oil and as empty vases full of nothingness and useless.

"Each of the prophets but spake for Me and of Me and by Me--by My power, with My life, through My wisdom, in My light and of My beauty and were nothing without Me. Some spake truly and some spake falsely and some quenched the light and there was darkness. For they took My words and did wrest them and the oil was contaminated and the water was poisoned; and instead of a fragrance, the flowers did stink with poisonous odour; and the fumes of the candles did suffocate; and power did consume and destroy and bring darkness rather than light, ignorance rather than wisdom, stench rather than fragrance, ashes rather than beauty and death rather than life!

"Because they glorified not Me and gave not God the glory, but glorified themselves and sought the worship of man rather than the praise of God. So that my power was cut off from them and they no longer flowed with My oil, nor quenched with My water, their wisdom failed, their beauty faded and there was no life in them. The people did sit in darkness, the clouds were without rain, they sought after springs without water, their beauty withered into darkness and their words did die in silence, and those which did eat of them did also die and those which looked unto them were also darkened--how great was that darkness."

(The picture was of a prophet standing before the people, doing his act in God's spotlight--pretty soon he became more conscious of his own words, his own thoughts, his own feelings--he became more conscious of himself instead of really being inspired by God. So God just turned off the light. But the prophet went right on, just as though he didn't know the light had gone off and it became almost comical and the people laughed and snickered at the foolishness. But after the light went out, millions were sitting cross-legged on the ground in total darkness, dying of starvation and thirst, because the prophet of God had lost the power and was continuing in his own power.)

"Be not thou, therefore as they, but glorify Me in all things. Then shall thy candle be exalted and thy urn full of oil and thy vase flow freely with the water of life and thy flower shall not wither, thy power shall not fail, thy wisdom shall not cease forever.

"Then thou shalt continue to be a light unto My people and to quench their thirst for everlasting water and to heal their wounds and give beauty for ashes and wisdom for foolishness and shall pour forth thy life upon the dry ground that it may bring forth fruit that thou shalt glorify Me, the author and the finisher of all things, if thou shalt burn only with My power and flow with My life and speak by My spirit and give Me the glory and not thyself, lest thou become as one of them, who have died and in whom is no life--the people who have died for want of the truth."

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The whole thing was like a terrible warning: that we are not to ever take credit for anything, but to always give God the glory, else we would become like the false prophets. Each of the candles was a prophet and I could actually see them materialising out of the candle. Some of these had started with the truth, but were then led astray.

It was as though every one of those lights and each one of those representations were symbolic of a life or a prophet or a man of God or someone God had used or tried to use. It was as though each one was like the flames and the flowers and the vessels. Each one was a prophet speaking that God was trying to use or using. Then some of them began to take the glory unto themselves and they perverted His words and they lost His inspiration; so then they continued to speak of themselves without God's power, lies and false prophecies, because God was no longer with them, because they were disobedient prophets; and they became false guides to the people who no longer knew the way, because they themselves could not find it because of disobedience, because they "loved the praise of man more than the praise of God." John.12:43.

David Berg

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