In the early hours of the morning of 3rd July 2017, I had a vision of a salt shaker and it had some substance that did not belong within it come up and out of it and remain at the top. This substance looked like salt but it is not. I had a sense that the salt left in the shaker was real salt.
The Church (assembly of believers in Christ) is depicted here as a salt shaker whose contents are called the “Salt of the earth” (Matt.5:13) by Christ. However there is a shaking going on constantly within this salt shaker by its master or head, Christ. He is doing this shaking constantly for two reasons:
1) Shaking the “salt of the earth” onto the earth for the glory of God. So that the “salt of the earth” are his vessels to impart his Word or teachings in all the earth in the power of the in-dwelling Holy Spirit. As they fulfill their mission (Matt.28:19-21), their lives bear witness to the Messiah and so are God’s vessels to “flavour” or “season” the evil world’s atmosphere and the lives of individuals with his blessed will and truth.
2) Shaking out all those that have the appearance of the God kind of salt, but are not. These are either those who
a) are counterfeits; non believers in Christ posing as believers for the purpose of attaining elevation and praise from men as well as to create havoc and confusion through sowing seeds of discord and also to teach false doctrine.
b) refuse to repent and turn from their evil ways but assume the title “Christian” because consciously they would like to be, but are unwilling to completely separate themselves from the evil world system. In other words they refuse to live a sacrificial life unto God.
As a result, they finally become exposed by God for who they truly are lest they continue to succeed in contaminating the true salts of the earth. God protects those who are His. At the end of the age there will be as Christ says (Matthew 25), a final separation of those (Sheep) who have lived according to the will of God even in the way they treat the poor and needy from those who have not (Goat) but before that God is at work exposing the works of the enemy in the midst of the “Salt Shaker” Church as He is at the same time exposing sin within the hearts of “the salt of the earth” who are His (by way of conviction by His Spirit) so that they would respond and be cleansed from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
I am reminded of a Word God gave me on 1st July 2016 that starts as follows “These are times when there shall be a clear distinction between those who are mine and those who are of the Father of lies, even among the congregation”.
Another quote from this same prophetic discourse: “In this final hour before the second coming of our Lord Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords it is a time of exposure of the hidden and masks coming off by the anointing of God, a shaking “shape up or get out” – for our God is a consuming fire. Woe to those who take Him continuously for granted. His House or Kingdom is not a circus for games and tricks…”
May we as believers in Christ not lose our “saltiness” or purpose and zeal.
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men”. (Matthew 5:13 KJV).
©11-07-2017Deborah E. Nyamekye