Gabriel & The Stones Of Fire, Pt. 2

By Stephen Powell

In part one, I shared openly about a recent encounter I had which involved the angel Gabriel and what I call "blacksmith angels" which have been working on and preparing stones of fire for men and women's hearts. These stones of fire represent powerful prophetic giftings never before seen on the earth, which shall soon come to men and women who's hearts have been prepared by fire to bear these incredible living stones from above! In today's article, we will continue our study of the word of God where the holy scripture gives us insight into the operation of these prophetic gifts which shall come forth in awesome judgment prior to the second coming of Christ.


These angels which I saw working with the stones in heaven, standing in that holy furnace continually before the Lord, laboring in the flame which has been invested in each stone; they are assigned to these stones and they will not leave them. Once these angels are dispatched in the earth they will deliver these stones to their bearers, and they will stay with the prophet or the apostle which they are assigned to, to help train them in how to use them properly before the Lord, lest the bearers pervert the judgment of the Almighty.

The angels will not only stay to assist in training but will remain to operate with the sons of God in the power of these stones. Powerful Messenger/Men combos will be formed which shall reveal the glory of Jesus to a generation in desperate need of it. As Branham of old would wait for his angel to come and stand next to him on the platform before ministering in his prophetic gift, so will it be with these sons and daughters of God emerging. As Paul Cain would wait for his angel to whisper words of knowledge in his ear before ministering to the people, so will these emergent sons and daughters operate in like manner, working powerfully with angelic beings to bring on the third and final pull for the harvest at the end of the age.

You've heard it said that you are what you eat. I say that in the kingdom of God you are an extension of what dominates your heart. The stones of fire will dominate these sons and daughters' hearts, driving their passions, pushing their desires, leading them to boldly stand before God's people to declare the unadulterated word of the Lord and righteous judgment of God.


When I was caught up to experience this prophetic encounter with Gabriel and the stones of fire I was told very clearly that the operation of these stones could be found in Job's thirty-fourth chapter. Let's take a look at some these verses and gain understanding from the holy scriptures concerning what we can expect as these stones begin to fall to the earth.


(Job.34:2-4) KJV
2 "Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.
3 For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.
4 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good."


Remember, the stones were likened to ones which Aaron the High Priest wore upon his breastplate for judgment in Israel (Ex.28:29). Jesus is called the Apostle and High Priest of our profession (Heb.3:1). The old testament figure of the High Priest is likened unto what the new testament calls the Apostle, and both are given judgment from the Lord. The ministry of apostolic judges must be restored in the church.


In these first few verses in Job, the ministry of judgment is introduced. Judgment is described as the ability to hear words and try them, just as the mouth tastes food. Notice how the senses are activated in judgment to discern. This is a function of the seer which is graced to apostolic and prophetic judges (Is.29:10). Seers are not simply ones who see. They are discerners of truth and the word of the Lord, and all their senses are activated for this.


Verse four tells us that the bearers of this judgment can "choose" the judgment. They can know among themselves what is good. But who can truly choose righteous judgment but God? Who can know what is good but God? And this why the stones rest in and upon the hearts of these priests. These stones are actual impartations of the heart of God, to bear his thoughts, his instructions, his choices, and his ways. These priests have the authority to choose because they choose not of themselves, but of God. They have the authority to determine what is good and bad and make a distinction, because they judge not with their own opinion but with the heart and mind of God which they bear.




In Paul's first letter to the Corinthian church, He addressed the issue of their lack of judgment among the believers. That's right, Paul didn't address their excessive amount of judgment but their lack of it.


He starts the sixth chapter by rebuking these believers for going to worldly courts for judgment and for not working out issues among themselves, with their own leadership. He goes on to tell them, "Do you not know that the saints will judge the world?" (vs.2). Paul further rebukes them by telling them that if they can't judge small matters among themselves, then how can they even begin to step into the church's greater call of judging the nations (vs.2)? He tells them that the church will even judge angels (vs.3). He says that if they are to judge angels, then how much more the little things in this life (vs.3)? It is to their shame, the Apostle writes, that He cannot find one wise man among them to judge among the brethren.


This is very important that we grasp this. It is a shameful thing to not have righteous judgment in the church, not a good thing. With the errors and deceptions of hyper-grace and preterism (the belief that all or most of prophetic scriptures were fulfilled by 70 a.d.) more and more people are believing that judgment is in the past, that judgment ended at the cross, that the day of the Lord, the day of God's judgment came in 70 ad. But listen carefully to Paul's words. He doesn't speak of a diminishing ministry of apostolic judgment, but an increasing one in the church. He speaks of the church's scope of righteous judgment increasing to one day encompass the whole world, and even the works of angels. That is quite astounding to consider, and equally disturbing in the light of current church trends today. The ministry of righteous judgment is an aspect of the increasing glory which we're called to walk in as the bride of Christ.


The church has become weak in authority, weak in judgment, making all things relevant and subjective to the hearer as it pertains to the difference between truth and error. If truth makes you feel good, then that's your truth. If something you hear doesn't make you feel good, that's not your truth. In certain extremes, it's called hate speech.


This is common in the postmodern era considering societal changes, and it's deeply pervaded the church, especially in the west. The bible is now full of suggestions not commands, good ideas not instructions, tips on wellness instead a drink from the well of life that truly satisfies. We need the righteous judgment of God to return to the apostolic leadership of the church, especially in the west, so that we might recover our end-time mandate for joining the Lord at his coming to judge the world and even the celestial beings, as principalities are dethroned in these days over entire nations!




(Job 34:10-12) KJV
10 "Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
11 For the work of man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
12 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment."


According to Merriam Webster's English dictionary, the word "pervert" is defined in it's strongest terms in the context of morality. To pervert is to not just twist, or turn, or change something; it is to change something to the end of something's moral decline. To pervert the Almighty's judgment is to open the door to moral decline which has major consequences in a society.


Much of the laws of my nation, America, toward its inception, came from men and women whose minds and hearts were deeply committed to the righteous judgments of God found in scripture. This is now looked down upon through the liberal lens of universities who view our founder's faith a religious weak-mindedness. But it is the absolute wisdom of God to relent to scriptural idealism in its purest form: faith. The nation that veers from this falls, and the nation which adheres to this is preserved and raised up by the Almighty. Which are we now?


We must stop perverting the ways of the Almighty's judgment. God spoke it and he meant it. He's not changing his mind because we've evolved culturally. Jesus hasn't retracted his statements today which he made pre-cross to a Jewish audience under law (a common hyper-grace error). This is spiritual idiocy of the highest order and we must see through this. Remember (Job.34:2-4): we are to try by hearing just as the mouth tastes. We are judge whether something is good or not, not with our own ideas but that of God's. The surest purest distillation of this judgment comes from Spirit-led interpretation of scripture.


We need Apostolic prophetic judges to arise bearing these stones to taste the church's words, doctrines, and works. Jesus did this with the church of Laodicea, as recorded in (Rev.3), and having tasted he determined to spew them out, judging their hearts and actions as lukewarm and worthless in his sight. We must taste and see that the Lord is good, but we must also taste and see what the Lord abhors and detests. This is a necessary part of the apostolic/prophetic ministry which must be restored.
I pray this lesson has been a blessing to you. We'll continue this revelatory teaching in part three!


In His Service,
Stephen Powell


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- Steve Shultz

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