"Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem..."

Psalm 122:6


A Clarion Call

“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what He will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end, it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:1-3

A message in a cross trumpeted to the earth’s four corners from God’s heart.

This typewritten cross was typed out in 1980 by Brother Greg Stevenson after he had a vision of the Lord Jesus Christ. Brother Greg states that before the night of the vision, he knew nothing about salvation or having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Brother Greg said he was staying overnight at a friend’s house, Mr. Lamb, who knew nothing about Jesus Christ.

After entering the North Palm Beach Yacht Club apartment, he walked to the back bedroom, where he intended to sleep. Still, while passing the T.V., which was on, he heard a man say, “How would you like to know that all of your sins could be forgiven and that you could have eternal life with Jesus Christ?

His first thought was, Wow, that sounds great. There was a number being displayed at the bottom of the screen. He called the number and was welcomed by a TBN prayer partner.

This young lady assured him that it was really true, that if he would ask for forgiveness and accept Jesus Christ into his heart, Jesus would change his life. He prayed with his prayer partner and accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour.

That night, the Lord appeared to him at the foot of the bed. He was lifted, and His feet were not touching the floor. White clouds surrounded Him. He wore a beautiful robe, and His arms were stretched out as if He were calling Brother Greg to Himself.

Brother Greg says he couldn’t really focus on anything except the Lord’s eyes. The Lord didn’t speak, and Brother Greg couldn’t speak, but it was as if the Lord was looking right through him.

When he arose the next morning, Brother Greg took a piece of paper and began typing this unusual cross that seemed to flow out of his spirit. He does not know why he formed these words into this cross.

The only explanation he has is that the Holy Spirit inspired it. “In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then He openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,” Job 33:15-16

It wasn’t until the third day that Brother Greg saw the message within the cross: “All you people revel.” Looking up the word revel in the dictionary, Brother Greg learned it meant “merry going,” and as Webster states: “wasting the lamps of night.”

Being born again for only three days, Brother Greg had no idea what that meant. Still, after coming into contact with a Christian woman who was very knowledgeable of the Word of God, he was told about the parable in Matthew 25:1-13 in which the kingdom of God is likened to ten virgins that took their lamps and went forth to meet the Bridegroom.

In the parable, five of the virgins were foolish and wasted the oil in their lamps.

Some obvious and most important messages are laid out; however, there are other messages for those who study.

“People are in Revelations.” Revelation 22:20-21, Mark 4:9

“All must pray.” Luke 21:36, 1 Timothy 2:1-2

“You can be one” 2 Peter 3:9, Romans 10:9-10

“Pray.” Luke18:1, Colossians 4:2

“All you people revel.” Matthew 24:37-38, Matthew 25:1-13

In the message “All you people revel,” God is saying that this nation, The United States of America, and many people in all nations are wasting the lamps of night being caught up with the cares of this life. They have turned this earth into a large playpen, heaping pleasures upon their lusts.

Many have a form of godliness but have denied the Lord of glory. They draw nigh to the Lord with their lips, but in their hearts, they have returned to Egypt desiring all that the world can afford.

No, the message is not directed toward a small, elite group of wealthy people. It has nothing to do with wealth and does not focus on any one race of people. The message is for all people throughout the world.

The message is for the janitor, the C.E.O., the peasant, and the Prince. The heart of the message is in the center of the cross, spelled out in four letters: PRAY.

God wants to have a dialog with His highest creation, humanity. He has created mankind as a free moral agent and will not force His will on anyone, but He says,

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.” Isaiah 1:18

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11

God is merciful and long-suffering, but there is an appointed time that He will judge the world in righteousness, and for this cause, God is saying…

“And knowing the time, it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
The night is long gone, but the day is near; let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Let us walk honestly as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, chambering and wantonness, strife and envy.
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provisions for the flesh, to fulfill the lust thereof.” Romans 13:11-14

“Draw nigh to God, and God will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands, the sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.
Be afflicted, mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness.
Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.” James 4:8-10

“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all the things that will come to pass and to stand before the Son of man. Luke 21:36

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love thee.” Psalm 122:6

“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly, Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” Revelations 22:20 and behold. 

A Grecian Cross

This cross, having never been seen by Brother Stevenson before the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ, was purchased by Brother Stevenson two weeks after he produced the cross with the messages.

This cross was purchased at Wilson’s Jewelry store in Lake Park, Florida. Interestingly, the store had been broken into and robbed just several weeks earlier, but according to Mr. Wilson, the cross was in the large vault, which they could not get into.

Brother Stevenson went to the Jewelry store because he sensed that perhaps he was supposed to wear a cross now that he had become a believer.

While Brother Stevenson bent over to examine some standard-type crosses inside the glass counter, Mr. Wilson, standing on the other side, asked, “Is this what you are looking for?”

When Brother Stevenson looked up, Mr. Wilson was holding this Grecian cross, which Brother Stevenson never saw him take out of the case.

Brother Stevenson realized that it looked very similar to the cross he had produced through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit two weeks earlier, but he knew for sure Mr. Wilson could not have known of the cross with the messages.

When Brother Stevenson asked Mr. Wilson where he found such an unusual cross, Mr. Wilson explained that he had seen it in a museum and was quite interested in the piece.

Being a well-known Jewelry maker in Palm Beach County, he asked the museum if he could make a copy of the cross; they granted him permission, and the cross was made.

Brother Stevenson realized that this was not just a coincidence but was the hand of God and nothing short of divine intervention.

Imagine the excitement in Brother Stevenson’s heart when he realized that God was giving him something to do and he was only a baby Christian.

He didn’t really know how to pray, couldn’t quote one scripture, and certainly couldn’t preach. Yet here is the Redeemer of mankind appearing to him in a vision, giving him a message and a powerful confirmation.

Now, almost forty-two years after the vision of the Lord and the revelation of the Grecian cross, its messages, and its prophetic significance, many will say, why such a delay?

Well, it certainly is not out of step with God’s Word. God will always move in the fullness of His time.

The Lord wants us to know the greatness of His power and His ability to work out his great purpose in the fullness of His time. 

Nothing in heaven or on earth can impede His purpose if God has made a promise. The Bible is replete with examples of this principle.

We can look at Abraham’s promise, the years that passed before the promised seed was realized, and then the great test that made him the father of faith.

We can look at the life of Joseph, a type and figure of Christ. Joseph dreamed that his brethren would bow down to him, but many years before that would occur. He was nearly killed, sold into slavery, imprisoned, and forgotten about for many years.

There was Moses, who was being proved for forty years on the backside of the desert before he was commissioned to deliver the Israelites out of Egypt’s bondage.

“And here is the mind which hath wisdom. the seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.” Revelation 17:9-11

Matthew 25:1-13
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