The 11th Hour – Purity


A depiction of the brazen altar in the outer court of the temple. Image from

Part 1

I was seeing the number 11 a lot at the end of last year. You know how it sometimes is, where it’s like a certain number is following you around and you see the number everywhere. When I did my research on the prophetic meaning of the number 11, I understood that the number represents transition and crossing over from one place/phase into another. Amazingly, on the 11.11.2019 I even received a personal prophetic word about how a significant crossover was going to take place in my life. The Lord continued to confirm this to me as I heard a lot of ministers around the October -December period talking about transition, and there were also many prophetic words released about that word, TRANSITION. I suppose that this was a widespread move of God across the Body of Christ, He was transitioning His people.

But the land into which you are about to cross to possess, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven

Deuteronomy 11:11 AMP

I have been hearing the word CROSSOVER a lot lately and even started seeing the number 11 again. I did another search and came upon some information about 11th hour miracles (A miracle that comes just in the nick of time i.e before it’s too late (the 12th hour) and 11th hour breakthroughs (think about the thief who got saved on the cross, just before he died). When I saw those words, the 11th hour, my spirit seemed to quicken. So I followed the lead of the Holy Spirit and He started to show me more about the 11th hour.

Labourers in the Vineyard

“For the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of an estate who went out in the morning at dawn to hire workmen for his vineyard. When he had agreed with the labourers for a denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour (9:00 a.m.) and saw others standing idle in the market place; and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right (an appropriate wage).’ And they went. He went out about the sixth hour (noon) and the ninth hour (3:00 p.m.), and did the same thing. And about the eleventh hour (5:00 p.m.) he went out and found others standing around, and he said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ They answered him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He told them, ‘You go into the vineyard also.’

“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last [to be hired] and ending with the first [to be hired].’ Those who had been hired at the eleventh hour (5:00 p.m.) came and received a denarius each [a day’s wage]. Now when the first [to be hired] came, they thought they would get more; but each of them also received a denarius. When they received it, they protested and grumbled at the owner of the estate, saying, ‘These men who came last worked [only] one hour, and yet you have made them equal [in wages] to us who have carried [most of] the burden and [worked in] the scorching heat of the day.’ But the owner of the estate replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no injustice. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what belongs to you and go, but I choose to give to this last man [hired] the same as I give to you. Am I not lawfully permitted to do what I choose with what is mine? Or is your eye [b]envious because I am generous?’ So those who are last [in this world] shall be first [in the world to come], and those who are first, last.”

Matthew 20: 6-16 AMP

So are we as the body of Christ in the 11th hour? Is it time for the 11th hour labourers to work before the master comes back and gives us our reward? Have we transitioned/crossed over into the 11th hour? Last night in my kitchen the Lord reminded me of a vision that I had on the 28.12.2019:

In this vision I had been communing with God. Then suddenly He took me up and put me inside of Himself. I saw myself suspended in Him, I heard a strange noise…I turned around and saw a huge clock, it was somehow terrifying. It was the ticking of the clock that I had heard. My spiritual eyes could see what was behind the clock and I saw a crowd of thousands, if not of ten thousands of people all on the move in one direction. I decided to draw closer to the clock. Then something told me to walk through it to the other side, which I did. Suddenly I was amongst the crowd and we were all heading out in one direction. We reached these mighty waterfalls which were many (i.e. multiple waterfalls) where we had to jump in and keep going, waterfall after waterfall. Eventually we reached a golden pathway, there were fields of flowers on either side. Up ahead was a building which reminded me from pictures that I have seen, of the temple of Solomon. From the distance I also saw smoke rising up from outside the temple. I heard the words brazen altar in my spirit…Immediately questions started to fill my mind about where we were going. The vision ended there.

Later on in December I had another vision with the Lord Jesus. He took me to this very same temple, and I saw that there were many altars in the outer court. I saw that people were voluntarily going up to the altar and laying themselves down in the fire.

No we know that the work of salvation was already finished on the cross, Jesus was the Passover Lamb that was sacrificed for all men once and for all (Hebrews 7:27, Hebrews 10: 10). I understood that what I was seeing there was a purification process that the body of Christ was undergoing, but more specifically the vision was about those who willingly chose to be refined and purified by God. As much as our faith is tested and tried by fire, there is also a response on our part where we consecrate ourselves for God, because we want to be pure and holy in his sight.

Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvellous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship. 2 Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.

Romans 12: 1,2 TPT

But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderer’s soap [which removes impurities and uncleanness]. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi [the priests], and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord [grain] offerings in righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in ancient years.

Malachi 3: 2-4 AMP

I believe even the first part of my vision speaks of the Bride being washed by the word of God:

And to the husbands, you are to demonstrate love for your wives with the same tender devotion that Christ demonstrated to us, his bride. For he died for us, sacrificing himself to make us holy and pure, cleansing us through the showering of the pure water of the Word of God. All that he does in us is designed to make us a mature church for his pleasure, until we become a source of praise to him—glorious and radiant, beautiful and holy, without fault or flaw.

Ephesiens 5: 25,26 TPT

I believe the Lord is purifying the Bride at this hour, so that we can be a pure Bride for Himself. Not only that, I believe that the purification has an end time mandate to it. He is making us into gold and silver vessels which he will use to do the greater works that are yet to be done in this last age. We are being prepared for a great outpouring; we need to be holy and sanctified for what we, as the Body of Christ are about to step into. Many are purifying themselves and are being purified in order to carry the coming Glory. Their purity will ensure that they will not be part of those who will be deceived and will fall away.

Now in a large house there are not only vessels and objects of gold and silver, but also vessels and objects of wood and of earthenware, and some are for honourable (noble, good) use and some for dishonourable (ignoble, common). Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things [which are dishonourable—disobedient, sinful], he will be a vessel for honour, sanctified [set apart for a special purpose and], useful to the Master, prepared for every good work. Run away from youthful lusts—pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those [believers] who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But have nothing to do with foolish and ignorant speculations [useless disputes over unedifying, stupid controversies], since you know that they produce strife and give birth to quarrels. The servant of the Lord must not participate in quarrels, but must be kind to everyone [even-tempered, preserving peace, and he must be], skilled in teaching, patient and tolerant when wronged. He must correct those who are in opposition with courtesy and gentleness in the hope that God may grant that they will repent and be led to the knowledge of the truth [accurately understanding and welcoming it], and that they may come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.

2 Timothy 2: 20-26

Further reading

The Altar of Burnt Offering

The Altar


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