By Dan Luehrs



"By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God, than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin; considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen" (Hebrews 11:24-27).


Moses had a particular calling on him, the calling of a deliverer. His preparation was forty years in the wilderness, even after he had refused to be called a son of Pharaoh's daughter. We must learn from the experiences of Moses and his preparation to be a deliverer of the Lord's people. The calling of a deliverer is truly a noble one, but is the price one has to pay worth it? Moses did not even know what his full calling was when he was suffering those years in the desert. He just thought he had failed in his deliverance ministry and that was his lot in life. Moses had to come to the end of his self-life in order to trust God completely. God had a much higher calling on Moses than he could even conceive, and now, he is in glory forever to rule and reign with Christ. Moses was the meekest man that ever lived. Because of this he was also the most powerful man to live other than Jesus. The word "Meek" in the Hebrews means to, "Be humble, lowly, and crushed." We can do nothing great for God, until we have suffered greatly with Him.


      Think about what Moses gave up? The palace, the power of position and privilege, and all the fixings of royalty! Many people today in the Church would say, "Moses, don't you know that God has placed you there in the palace because He wants you blessed?" But Moses would have none of that worldly thinking. He had his eyes on something much greater, "the riches of Christ!" Wow, here we are in the Church Age of greater glory and people are searching for what Moses gave up! He chose instead to suffer with the people of God! Again, some people today would say to Moses, "Moses, don't you know Jesus suffered for you so you don't have to? Jesus wants you to have life and live it abundantly!" This is another lie of the modern Church that is stealing much of the strength out of the Church. Read what Paul had to say about the sufferings of Christ: "For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ"  (2 Corinthians 1:5). Everything that Jesus suffered, we must suffer (except sin); even to the point of carrying our own cross daily.


We must not lose sight of this with our sorrows and earthly rewards, if we are going to be the deliverers that God has called us to be. We know that God has called us to be deliverers, "That the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God" (Romans 8:21). We must run the race that is set before us with everything that is in us.


"Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. "For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it. "For what will a man be profited, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? "For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds" (Matthew 16:24-27).


We must deny self if we are going to make it into His glory. This is the message of the cross: to no longer live for self, but for the will of God, which is to die to self. Paul said, "I die daily." The Holy Spirit will always led you to the cross. This is the crucifixion of our own will mind and emotions. Crucifixion is a slow and painful death and this is why we have to go through the same testing over and over. But we have this wonderful promise: "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us" (Romans 8:18).


If we follow Jesus, we WILL lose our own life; that is, our plans for the future, our hopes and aspirations and any reputation that we might think we have or want. Many of God's people are not willing to lay it all down and trust Him alone. Listen to this great promise in the word of God. "For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory" (Colossians 3:3-4). Notice, Christ is still hidden from the world, but He will one day be revealed in and through us. Hallelujah!


I had a prophetic experience I want to share with you about us following Jesus, Jesus came to me as I was sitting on a dock by the lake; His presence came upon me. For about a week, I had not been able to get into His presence very well. But that night, He came powerfully. He came to me, asking, "Do you want to go up higher?" I thought, "There is more?" He answered, "Yes, My glory!" I responded, "Yes, I want this." He replied, "Follow me!" After this, a messenger came with a container of water. Then Jesus instructed, "Cup your hands." As I did, the angel filled them up while Jesus said, "Now wash your face and eyes and ears." Then the angel filled my hands again and Jesus said, "Now drink!" I asked, "What is this?" He replied, "My cup." Then I knew what this was about.


"And He said to her, "What do you wish?" She said to Him, "Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left." But Jesus answered and said, "You do not know what you are asking for. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?" They said to Him, "We are able." "My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father"    (Matthew 20:21-23).


"Jesus therefore said to Peter, "Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it" (John 18:11)?


Many of us want to come into all that the Lord has for us, but are we willing to drink from His cup of suffering. "If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us" (2 Timothy 2:12).


Stanley Frodsham prophesied this word in 1965.

"Understand these two things and meditate upon them solemnly: the persecution and the darkness shall be as great as the glory, in order to try and turn the elect and the anointed ones from the path the Lord has laid down for them. Many shall start, but few shall be able to finish because of the greatness of grace that shall be needed to be able to endure unto the end. -- Understand that the way toward the glory is fraught with great danger, and many shall fall to the right and the left; many shall camp on lesser ground."




"Then the LORD said to Moses, "See, I make you as God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet. You shall speak all that I command you, and your brother Aaron shall speak to Pharaoh that he let the sons of Israel go out of his land" (Exodus 7:1-2).


If I were to ask you, "Who did all the miracles in Egypt? You might say, "Moses." But that would be incorrect, because Aaron did more miracles then Moses. Read these verses:


"So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and thus they did just as the LORD had commanded; and Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a serpent. … For each one threw down his staff and they turned into serpents. But Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs" (Exodus 7:10-12).


"Then the LORD said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their reservoirs of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone" (Exodus 7:19).


"Then the LORD said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch out your hand with your staff over the rivers, over the streams and over the pools, and make frogs come up on the land of Egypt" (Exodus 8:5).


"Then the LORD said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become gnats through all the land of Egypt" (Exodus 8:16).


In this wonderful Old Testament story we have a prophetic picture of the sons of God working in league with their elder brother Jesus, just as Moses and Aaron were brothers working together to free Israel from bondage. Aaron was Moses' prophet, just as the Church is Jesus' prophet or spokesman. Moses and Aaron were two witnesses to the land of Egypt. Egypt is a type of the world system that is holding many of God's people in bondage to the system. It is interesting to note that Aaron's name means: "Light bearer." That is what we are to be in this dark world, "light or truth bearers." Moses was a type of Jesus Christ and Aaron was a type of the Church. Did not Jesus say, "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father" (John 14:12). Yes, Jesus will do the greater works through His people because He has saved the best wine till last.


Revelation chapter 16 is almost an exact parallel of the plagues of the book of Exodus. This is because what Moses and Aaron did on a small scale, the sons of God will do on a worldwide scale. They will bring judgment to the ungodly system. When you read the book of Revelation that "angels" are bringing judgment, it could read and should read: "Messengers." These messengers will bring judgment. Read these verses:


"Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts" (1 Corinthians 6:2)?


"And about these also Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him" (Jude 14-15).


"… The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels (Messengers) in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus" (2 Thessalonians 1:7-8).


"He says, "You are My war-club, My weapon of war; And with you I shatter nations, and with you I destroy kingdoms" (Jeremiah 51:20).     


"And you will tread down the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing," says the LORD of hosts" (Malachi 4:3).


We must be very careful with our thinking on these verses. If we think, "Boy, when I get the power, I'm going to judge those who hurt me!" If this is our attitude we will never be given God's power to bring judgment to this earth. Only those who have come into His exact likeness, which is (LOVE), will have the power to judge the nations. Love is truly greatest of all!




"And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth" (Revelation 11:3-4).


These verses have always been a great controversy for the Church. Some are saying these two witnesses are Moses and Elijah or Enoch. I believe it's neither! But, I do believe that it is going to be the same spirit and power of Moses and Elijah, only on a grander scale. I believe these verses are telling us that great power is coming to the faithful in the Church, to those who have learned to be obedient to the word of the Lord. When Jesus told His disciples that they would be His witnesses throughout the world, was He just speaking of them? No, He was speaking of all Christians that would receive the power of the Holy Spirit.


To understand these two witnesses let us look first at the two olive trees spoken of here. This phrase is only used one other time in all of Scripture and it will give us the understanding that we need. It’s found in Zechariah 4:2-5,12-14:


"And he said to me, "What do you see?" And I said, "I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold with its bowl on the top of it, and its seven lamps on it with seven spouts belonging to each of the lamps which are on the top of it; also two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl and the other on its left side. So the angel who was speaking with me answered and said to me, "Do you not know what these are?" And I said, No, my lord. ...What are the two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves? So he answered me saying, "Do you not know what these are?" And I said, "No, my lord. Then he said, "These are the two anointed ones, who are standing by the Lord of the whole earth."


What Zechariah saw was fresh oil flowing into pipes from two olive trees into a holding bowl above a lampstand. From the bowl there were seven little pipes flowing into each lamp, so that their flame would never go out, being fueled with fresh oil flowing from the trees.


The literal meaning for the two anointed ones is; "sons of fresh oil!" Jesus is called the "Christ," or "the Anointed one." He is one of the two trees. Then who is the other? We are called "Christians;" that is, Christ's-Ones, or "the anointed-ones." The Apostle John said, "And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you..." (1 John 2:27). We are anointed with the oil of the Holy Spirit for the same reason Jesus was: that we might give it away to others as He freely gives to us! Freely we have received, freely we must give it away. The anointing is what gives life to the Church.


When Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Peter was saying you are the Anointed One with power from God on high! Jesus, Himself, said He was the Anointed One in Luke 4:18, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor." Jesus said to Peter in Matthew 16:18,  "…Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it." Jesus is saying that upon this rock of truth, “That I am the Anointed One, and with this authority My church shall be built and nothing can overpower my anointing!” For too long the Church has been doing things without the anointing power of God! That is all about to change with the sons of fresh oil coming to the forefront.


It is also interesting to note here that, the words “anointed ones,” is the same root word for Benjamin, "ben, bane" (Meaning, a son as a builder of the family name). Through the anointing, God shall build His family name. It’s the anointing that destroys the yoke of bondage in peoples' lives and removes their burdens. (See Isaiah 10:27). I do not believe that this is a coincidence, but it is given to us so that we might understand our times and callings better; that we might bring the glory of the Lord into all lands.




The two witnesses in Revelation 12 were clothed in sackcloth; this speaks of their humility. We know that Jesus was the most humble man ever to walk the earth. Now, His witnesses must have His same likeness in order to walk in His power. In the past few years, God has been doing a great stripping of His people that are going to be anointed with His great power. He is stripping them of their pride and fruitfulness, so that they will not be tempted to desire, seek after, and to take God's glory that only belongs to Him. "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time" (1 Peter 5:6).


Two is also the number of unity. To have true unity, one must humble himself before the other. This is how lasting marriages work. In John 17:22, Jesus' prayer was, "And the glory which Thou hast given Me I have given to them; that they may be one, just as We are one." Such unity is hard to comprehend. Nevertheless, it shall come to pass through His glory.


"FOR THIS CAUSE A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, AND SHALL CLEAVE TO HIS WIFE; AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH. This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church" (Ephesians 5:31-32).


Great power and authority are coming to the Church to defeat her enemies. God must have a ready people for this task. Will you be one of them? Or will you die in the wilderness of unbelief? Remember, "Through faith and patience we inherit the promises of God" (Romans 6:12).

Dan Luehrs

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Intercession City, FL 33848