“God – Unlimited in Love and Power”

Conditions, as we see them manifesting today reveal a sad truth. This truth, that humankind mostly has allowed itself to be separated from the one true God as they follow after many other gods. Thus, the carnal mind-sets established and passed down to each following generation are the results of perverted ideas as to the meaning of becoming and remaining a spiritual success. Success as seen, in the eyes of the world, in a general sense, speaks of fame, fortune and position. This degree of success, as interpreted, means that to attain this position, regardless of the avenue taken to achieve it, you are considered as becoming successful.

However, this is not so in the eyes of God, for this so-called success story shall pass away and then what? Herein, a needed realization, that most of human kind today does not put God into the equation of being successful. God, nevertheless remains the supreme judge, the last one faced concerning eternity. With this being true, should not humankind consider, what is it that God sees as becoming one having a successful life? What is it that will carry man into eternity and make God the Judge happy with such completeness in being one having a successful life?

With God being a God of love, He continually, in many ways by using types, symbols and forms reveals, through His word the pathway of becoming the successful vessel in whom He is well pleased. Firstly, humankind, through God’s first-born begotten son, Jesus Christ, are to separate themselves from living according to the world’s value system. This separation speaks of the need for a deep-seated desire to become totally committed to Christ. This commitment enables each one to find and pursue the spiritual power source needed to follow Christ.

Therefore, in humanity’s pursuit, man is to gage success by the measuring rod as revealed by God. Man is not to be swayed by the world’s political, social, educational, economical and carnal religious standards. In seeking God’s view for His eternal purposes, man finds himself motivated by God’s present-tense perspective. A need to know that God is a now God, not just one that puts Himself far off into the future or One outdated from the past. He is a God that is concerned with the every present now. In this, Rev. 3:18 speaks God’s counsel, “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve that you may see”. 

        Is it not true that most of the visible church of today has allowed itself to become nothing more than centers for social doctrinal trained ministers to develop their own successful programs among each separate group or denomination? The question to ask, from where and from whom have they received their training? While there are some who have received, through the spiritual pathway that leads to the necessary teaching, training, and experience needed for spiritual maturity as given by the Holy Spirit alone. But, meanwhile, the majority maintain their viewpoint for success as viewed in the eyes of the world’s political, social, educational, economical and carnal religious standards. Therefore, the fruit of their ministry and their groups reveal the emptiness of their self-imposed success.

Rev. 3:17. “Because you say, I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing, and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked”. Thus, we see an empty success, one not recognized by God as having any eternal value. Is there a need for change; are people snared into a sense of false security? With this being a truth, an invitation from God remains. This concerns being changed from following any carnal religious course and become completely liberated to live and be successful, in Christ alone.

Here we see a need for a changing of the mind, a need for the establishing of a new mind-set way of thinking. This speaks forth of the need concerning the manifesting of a new nature. This speaks of a nature that responds only to God’s leadership alone. The “mind” is that part of our make-up that influences that which we become and manifest. The “mind” suggests understanding, insight, meditation, reflection, perception, the gift of apprehension and the faculty of thought. When the Holy Spirit renews the mind, He changes it from fearful negative thought patterns to the positive thinking of the quickened spiritual mind of Christ. Mark 12:30, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength”.

In this expression of loving God above all else, it becomes a certainty that we shall know the truth and the truth shall make us free. Sincere love speaks to us of a life-style having a sincerity that is void of pretension and without putting on an act. 1 Peter 1:22, “Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart”. Herein, in this pure sincere love, the revealing of Christ increases until a separating from having only half-truths and in-part revelations come. This mind-set change allows us to gaze upon and see that which is perfect.

1 Cor. 13:10, But when that which is perfect has come, then that, which is in part will be done away”. “That which is perfect” refers to the completion of God’s purposes concerning each vessel and the coming forth of Christ as he appears within and among His body of people. Yes, among the people who see Him as He is, there is an appearing of the Christ taking place. 1 John 3:2, “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is”. God’s word instructs us to welcome the Holy Spirits gifts and ministries into our lives to round-out our sufficiency for ministering to a needy world. In our present status as God’s children, He guarantees participation in the present as well as future revelations and manifestations of God.

Christ is appearing, even in the now, to His people through revelation as He reveals Himself to them. “Revealing” speaks of a seeing Him as He is, line upon line and precept upon precept as God uncovers and reveals His glory that He might be seen by and manifested through His people. With the true church of God always growing in stages, He never encourages growth to cease. In recognizing man’s stages of growth, God relates to each vessel according to the stage of their growth. John, the beloved, addresses these different stages of maturity, in writing to the church while classifying and addressing these different groups. These groups are not classified because of their physical age, but according to their level of spiritual growth.

1 John 2:12-14, “I write to you little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake. I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, because you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning, I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one”. Saying again that these verses do not refer to ages of physical maturity but stages of Godly spiritual development.

  1. Little children – a. These are the ones excited about their newness of life in their new-found relationship with God, recognizing Him as the Father.
  2. But when these feed on the milk of the word they begin to see that there is more to salvation than forgiveness of past sins.
  3. Young men – a. These are those growing beyond infancy into young adults. Their lives are challenged, and the victory gained by living daily through faith. These are also learning and knowing the art of spiritual warfare.
  4. Fathers – a. The saints who have come to know God as a friend. These know true joy and peace in their intimacy with God. These began manifesting a God-like image and likeness, the fullness of God’s original purpose.
  5. Herein, spiritual offspring are produced through the living process of discipleship and bringing in a birthing, which speaks of knowing God’s unlimited love and power, His increase.
  6. These are those who come to know who they were in God before the foundation of the world.

Here we see a people standing up and speaking forth the word with delegated authority and power as they, motivated by love, establish the kingdom of God in the earth. These understand what is always behind the mind-sets that the world offers, a worldly mind-set which only responds to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. These understand that obedience is the clear mark of a person who knows God. Obey God’s word and His love will mature in you. This means, knowing God in the manifestation of His love and power. Therefore, come forth and increase in the love and power of Christ Who lives within.

 

 

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“God – Divine in Purpose”

God, before the beginning of time, from within Himself, laid out the foundations of the earth according to His purpose. From the heart of God came forth all created things wherein He could express Himself. The intensity of God’s love moved Him to impart from Himself into each vessel as He moved accordingly. Motivated by love, God began creating until He formed man from the dust of the earth and then breathed into this dust man that he might become a flesh and bone body with a God-life, receiving His Spirit. God’s purpose, that this man might become a house, a dwelling place for God to live in. This man, created according to God’s divine purpose, was to manifest the likeness and image of God Himself. Therefore, with man being formed from the dust for a body, he then received from God His spirit to become a living soul. In this, he was retained by a “light” covering in which to maintain himself in having fellowship with God, his Father.

However, in man’s coming disobedience, it caused him to fall away, losing his “light” covering and a large part of his life and memory of his former time and purpose in God. In this fall man fell asleep and couldn’t remember much of his pre-existence in God. But, through Jeremiah and his birthing as told about in the book of Jeremiah, God reveals for us of such a place in God that applies to the many called and chosen of God, even until today. Jer. 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations”. Note some key words in this scripture. “Knew”, meaning “had in mind what you would be”. “Sanctified”, meaning “set you apart”. “Ordained’, meaning “assigned you to be”. This leaves for us a knowing that God, in knowing us before our birth, had in mind what we were to be after our birthing. Therefore, before our natural birth, man was created for an assignment according to God’s plan and purpose and then birthed to fulfill that purposeful assignment.

Nevertheless, until an awakening could take place, the memory of that relationship with God remained asleep and was unreliable for the purposes of God. Note Job 38:4-7, “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely, you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? To what were its foundations fasten? Or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” Here fallen man, now lost into another world, wherein fellowship with God was invalid until God’s supplied redemption would come. Redemption speaks of “ransom, redeem, and repurchase; to set free by avenging or repaying”. This refers to the custom of buying back something a person has lost through helplessness, poverty, or violence. All that’s included in this lose is the results of disobedience.

While Job 41:10 challenges us to “adorn yourself with majesty and splendor, and array yourself with glory and beauty”, Isa. 52:1-2 reveals a need to yet be awaken from sleep, that is from the realm of death wherein we can have a renewed fellowship with our creator. “Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no longer come to you. Shake yourself from the dust, arise; sit down, O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion!” This speaks of an awakening, a renewing of the mind and a coming into the revelation of who we really are in God. This is being made free to walk with God again in the spirit of the day even as Adam walked with Him in the Garden of Eden before the fall. The fall resulted in Adam dwelling in the darkness of separation where most of mankind continue to live today.

What a day of rejoicing though as God’s offering, His sacrifice and the sent Holy Spirit, when received, brings an awakening which reveals God’s will and purpose, releasing unto receivers a day of redemption. This purpose is now upon us to enable us to become the fullness of that same will and purpose according to Gods eternal plan. A people who, having their names written in the Lambs Book of Life even before the foundation of the world are now becoming the over-comers that are to be clothed in white. These white garments speak of the light and glory of God. That is, garments of incorruption and immortality, the fruits of the pureness of God. Rev. 3:5 declares, “He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels”.

Your name (your nature), is it known in heavenly places? In understanding God’s willingly imparted knowledge of His purpose and callings, it makes for an overcoming walk in God. A birthing takes place that enables this people to dwell, to live according to the heavens while walking on earth among all creation. Rev. 12:5, “She [God’s true church] bore a male Child [first-fruits] who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne [living according to His divine governmental order and nature in receiving His divine authority]”.

In knowing that the kingdom of God is within and His throne-room is within His kingdom, this overcoming people spiritually ascend in their knowledge and understanding of God, herein knowing His purpose. His purpose, to manifest Himself through them while dwelling on earth. These take dominion over God’s creation, first in the heavenly (the spiritual) realms and then over all the earth realm. Rev. 12:7-9, “And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So, the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the enemy, even that adversary who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him”.

This speaks of total victory unto those who, while walking on this earth, they have spiritually ascended to dwell in the heavens (divine governmental order, the mind of Christ) wherein the life of God, without exception, now lives within and through them. Because these now know an open heaven, the salvation, strength and kingdom of God, they now have a knowing that the power of the Christ within them has come.

With the opening of heaven unto these called and chosen of God, those whose names dwell in the Lambs Book of Life (mind and nature of Christ), the kingdom of God does now manifest and establish that kingdom from within them. With a people now dwelling in these high places of God, the purpose of God from the beginning is now manifesting in an increasing manner. The establishing of God’s kingdom shall be, as these chosen ones, this remnant people, exercise the authority given to them by God. Jer. 1:9b-10, “… Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. See I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant”. According to God’s purpose and because of a relationship with Christ Jesus, God is now activating this King/Priest anointing by the residing Holy Spirit in this our season.

Eph. 1:3-5 & 11, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, … In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined [foreordained order for those who willingly and obediently respond to Gods call and maturity within the spirit] according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will”.

(Read Rom. 8:24-30). The Holy Spirit’s abiding within is the promise that releases deep instructions to His people. In the spirit of obedience, this people wait upon God and respond in whatever method He desires to move them. God blesses His people as they receive His insight and enablement. God may move through His people with weeping, travailing, wrestling, fasting, gifts of the Holy Spirit, dreams, visions, impressions, the quickening of scripture or even silence. In this, we should continually wait upon God and give Him time to move in and through us. Psalms 62:5, “My soul [mind, will, emotions and desires] wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him”. “According to His purpose” in Rom.8:28 He speaks of a deliberate plan, a proposition, an advance plan, an intention, and a design. Our salvation, well planned, also demonstrates the abiding faithfulness of God as He awaits the consummation of His plan for His church.

1 Cor. 2:5-10 speaks of wisdom that exceeds far beyond the wisdom of man. It is this Godly wisdom that now dwells within those responding chosen one’s who are now being sent forth from God. “However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of the age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered the heart of man the things, which God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God”.

This word “mystery” in the above scripture does not mean “mysterious or difficult to understand, but denotes a truth hidden in God’s mind until He chooses to disclose it”. Therefore, as God is revealed to this people, the Divine of God is opened and imparted unto the overcomer that the world through this overcoming people might begin to know Him. Deut. 29:29, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law”. This word “revealed” has the meaning of “to uncover, reveal, open, lay bare, strip away, denude, expose, disclose, and unveil”. Meaning that God is making bare, exposing, revealing, uncovering, and disclosing His secret plans to His chosen people. In this God’s purpose and the full disclosure of Himself is now upon His creation as the “fullness of times” is come. God, divine in purpose, does establish Himself in His people with the glory still and always belonging to God. Our day of God’s divine purpose has come.

 

 

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“Fulfilling God’s Eternal Purpose”

The message from God in this season of restoration is for the people of God to repent and turn from habitual sin which includes those hidden sins of the heart (the sin-nature). The trumpet of God, which sounds out this message through His anointed ministry, is the method God has and is using to give the Christian community every opportunity to turn from their sinful ways. But with the Christian community refusing to hear and obey His call, it results in Gods judgment, which either punishes or can restore a people. Gods purpose in righteous judgment for restoration is that each vessel would finally come to know that God and His ways alone are to be the Lord of their lives. In this desire, God continues to cry out “turn from your sin-nature to a Christ-life of holiness” where you can know Him. In walking in the ways of God, a pathway of life, joy and wholeness replaces a life of corruption, immorality and spiritual death.

Scripture declares of a promised time of restoration for a people to receive the spiritual blessings of God. These blessings are destined to inhabit His people. Ezek. 28:25-26 speaks to us of such a promise. “Thus says the Lord God: when I have gathered the house of Israel [pointing to the true spiritual sons of Abraham] from the people among whom they are scattered [the Christian Community is scattered throughout many different religious organizations and denominational structures], and am hollowed [sanctified] in them in the sight of the nations, then they will dwell in their own land [promises of God] which I gave to my servant Jacob [his name was changed to Israel which points to the true church of God]. And they will dwell safely there, build houses, and plant vineyards; yes, they will dwell securely, when I execute judgments on all those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God”.

As God’s people put on the holiness of God through receiving the Christ-nature, this above scripture declares that all the nations shall behold them. God is declaring that He would increase them in all areas of life as they dwell in the safety of His arms. These shall build houses and plant vineyards (spiritual gatherings birthing spiritual fruit) in the fruitfulness of God’s eternal purpose. Meanwhile, we are beholding the downfall of nations all over the earth today as God’s judgment rest upon all those who have treated His true church with contempt. Understand that this contempt has, until judgment purifies the house of God, worked mostly from within the camp as well as without.

God’s purpose in purifying His house with His holiness is that through His House He might judge the nations. Therefore, with judgment first beginning in the house of the Lord, judgment is to then extend to the ends of the earth. In this, all will come to this realization, that all, with every knee bowing, may know that God alone is the only true God and that He did send His Son for humanities salvation. For this cause, God is re-establishing His house. God is cleansing a people into His righteousness that He might dwell in them in the full measure of their calling as they dwell in Him. This confirms the truth that even though they have dwelt among the earth realm mind-set, with the earth contaminating the Christian Community, God’s judgment can remove all sources of contamination. This removal is accomplished in such a way that they no longer have a mind-set nor life-style of being strangers and foreigners concerning the things of God.

These restored people have now become the established citizens of the household of God. Eph. 2:19 states, “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God”. Paul speaks of a citizenship that is not of this world but one, that when completely committed unto, it will progressively bring change until the whole man in spirit, soul and body benefits. Phil. 3:20-21, “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself”.

With our citizenship being one of heavenly realms, we need to consider just what it means to those who move into a life as citizens of the kingdom of God. The restoration of the true Christian shall cause the glory of God to manifest itself in measures of an unlimited degree. From out of Zion (God’s dwelling place within His first-fruits), the appearance of His true people with God’s glory upon them, they become a people without man-made walls. The structured systems of religion with man-made walls have made prisoners of many of God’s people. Dwelling behind the manufactured walls of man, these walls create boundaries of limitations. But, a promise is given concerning removing these walls as God surrounds them with His wall of fire. Zech. 2:4-5, “Who said to him, run, speak to this young man, saying: Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns [spiritual groups] without walls, because of the multitude of men and livestock in it. For I, says the Lord, will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst”. A wall of protection, a sense of total security, as God Himself purifies with fire all those who abide within Him. The nations or peoples around them shall, because of judgment, began to look toward the people of God, His city, while seeing God’s glory abounding in the inhabitants with continual increase.

What a place of joy, nothing unclean nor corrupt shall enter such a presence because the Lord of Glory abides therein. This people are the sold-out citizens who belong to God and gather for no other reason or name but the name (nature) of the Lord Jesus Christ. The time of restoration is come, and a people are knowing a renewing as God fulfills all for which He has purposed. Acts 15:14, “Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name”. Can we now testify of a change and the shifting which is taking place within a responding people? Are you, as an individual, becoming more and more aware that life continuing as usual is neither completing nor fulfilling the longing within for more of God?

A question to ask yourself, could this desire be the Spirit of God moving within to bring total change within the soul? When God speaks to us about a people raised up in His Name, He is speaking more concerning His nature being formed within them. In this change, the nature of Christ from within shall manifest God throughout the earth. For this reason, God so freely declares in Matt. 18:20 that His nature will manifest through this people as they come together. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name [His nature], I am in the midst of them”.

The kingdom of God dwellers are those people who follow none other but the Holy Spirit’s leading. These are those whose only purpose is to glorify Jesus Christ the head of His many member body of people. The Holy Spirit’s method of glorifying Christ Jesus is to guide His people into all truth. Truth heard, received and yielded unto causes a transformation that is needed. This allows a people to stand in the glorious presence of God. John declares in 16:13 that the Holy Spirit, sent forth from God, will led this people into the truth as quickened by God. “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come”.

Is it not so that to the ones who are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God? This means that this remnant people are not only hearing one voice, but they are only following that one voice. John 10:14-16, “I am the good shepherd and I know my sheep and am known by my own. As the Father knows me, even so, I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear my voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd”. Could this not be both the Jews and the Gentiles who have received of the Father through the one and only Savior, Jesus Christ, that they make up the one flock or house of God?

The Father’s house is a house with but one head. God’s purpose is not to have many kingdoms (mans inspired separate religious groups), but one kingdom made up of many members. These members are members that are putting all things beneath the Christ’ (head and body) feet. Eph. 1:22-23, “And He put all things under His feet [includes His body] and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all”. God’s intent is that the church becomes the present-tense physical presence of Christ in the earth. The church, filled with Him by the Holy Spirit represent Christ to society as they manifest God’s love, life and power. The love of God is that seed which matures from within the vessel to become the truth of Christ manifested. Eph. 4:15, “but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ”. Is this not speaking of spiritual growth individually as well as collectively, a maturing of the body of Christ?

Herein, the sounding out that is coming forth from Christ and His many member body is a cry for the fullness to come, a cry for change, in not only man’s spirit, but also the soul (mind, will, emotions and desires) and his body. This is making up a people who will manifest Christ in all the earth as a saved people who are complete in Him. Eph. 5:23b, “… Also Christ is head of the church; and He is Savior of the body”. A people appearing that moves in a like-kind spirit of leadership, the spirit of self-giving and devotion to Christ.

Another attribute of these victorious people is that they are a people joined only to Christ. Let us remember that the Christ is not only a head (Jesus) but also a body with many members, meaning that a sense of unity prevails in all things to glorify God in all the earth. 1 Cor. 6:17 declares that Christ’ true church is of one spirit. “But he, who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him”. Thus, a purifying agent whose purpose is to continually sanctify the body of Christ in the pureness of God. A people who give themselves to Him in spirit, soul and body while keeping themselves clean from all other spirits which are motivated by the religious spirit of this world or demonic angels of light. A relationship with God is a union that remains pure from all other relationships of the spirit world.

In belonging to Christ and Christ alone, we now see a people who recognize and devote themselves to the fact that we belong to Him and Him alone. We know we are naturally birthed into a fallen nature but have been purchased with a price. This people owe no one and no other but Christ who’s to rule from within him or her. Note and pray for understanding in that which Paul shares with us in 1 Cor. 7:23 when declaring, “You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men”.  Consider how much our ancestor’s affect us in our way of thinking. In this, our thinking and teaching has remained to become a carnal tradition only. We must become and remain Spirit led only.

Lest we forget, let’s remember the ways of God are a part of those who progressively mature in a line upon line and precept upon precept method as the Holy Spirit matures them in the things of God. This means, for this people, that the understood God given truths of our ancestors are not to be our stopping place, but just a stepping stone. These should be a launching pad to higher heights and deeper depths concerning the mysteries of God. The mysteries of God are that which He desires to reveal to and then from a maturing people that have been called to establish God’s kingdom on the earth. Slavery to man and his religious ways has been abolished in Christ that we might become willing bond slaves to Him and Him alone.

Another established truth of the kingdom of God is that this kingdom people have no other life to live but the life of Christ. That is, He lives in and through them as they identify with Jesus’ crucifixion, becoming a people who once lived unto self, but now their life is His and His alone. The error of much of the Christian community is that they seek to gain salvation mostly by their natural talents and carnal works. Works of the law or the flesh becomes an offense to God because the only means to Him is through the cross. The work of the cross accomplishes that which the old covenant law nor todays carnal religious laws can ever accomplish. Meaning that only the cross slays the old Adamic nature and the Holy Spirit alone births a new nature from within, the spirit of Christ’ resurrection. That is, God begins through the workings of the cross to write His nature upon our hearts. Meaning a renewal of man’s soul that he might naturally manifest the like-kind nature of Christ. For this reason, Paul leaves us with this reality in Gal. 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me”.

Know that the word “flesh” in the above scripture is the Greek word “SARX” and in its idiomatic use, the word indicates “the human race. In an ethical and spiritual sense, it speaks of the lower nature of a person, the seat and vehicle of sinful desires”. It is this flesh, even though we live in a world controlled by it at this present time, that has been crucified and set aside in Christ, that He might live in us. In this, we can agree with God’s word and roll up our sleeves, put the mind of Christ in gear and receive the gift that comes to us through the resurrected Jesus Christ.

There is no need for us to slip back into the old ways of an evil nature, but by staying obedient vessels, we become cemented into the way of life that is shaped by God’s life alone. God’s life is a life full of energy that manifest His holiness through this new nature. Is this not God’s desire for all the Christian community, to be holy as God declares, “be holy for I am holy”. In this God helps man in every area of his make-up as we become dependent upon Him in all things while making Him our source in the spirit of obedience. Thus, the kingdom of God is come as He lives in us that He might be manifest in all the earth, fulfilling God’s eternal purpose. Are you willing to receive this call of obedience?

 

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“From Preparation to Fulfillment – part two”

Rev. 10:3-4, “And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roared: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write; and I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not”.

Rev. 10:7, “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets”.

John, while on the isle of Patmos, was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day. He, being caught up into a heavenly realm, begins to behold things of God that speak of and point to things concerning our present day. After seeing the opening of the first six seals, what was it that John then began to see? Rev. 7:1, “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree?” 

        Just what was it that John was being shown? With the four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, we should recognize and look beyond the natural earth into the spiritual realm. Upon this natural earth God has placed His created earthman. This man is earth’s highest form of creation and has a soul with four parts or manifestations. With man created to become a spiritual creation, to receive the life of God in becoming a living soul, these angels are then to influence the spiritual earth called man. This man finds that the four areas of his soul are knowing the four messengers that are holding back the winds of destruction that are to come upon fallen humanity. Rebellion, as it exist in fallen man soul, causes this need for judgment, but God’s judgment is being held back until His messengers complete the sealing of the servants of God taking place in the forehead, that is a people putting on the mind of Christ. Is this pointing to man’s time of preparation being completed, does it point to Christ’ fulfillment in man?

God, in creating the earth and the earthman as spoken of here, He is also speaking of spiritual things. When pointing to the sea and the trees He is again speaking of spiritual things. Thus, John is beholding things within the man on a spiritual level that reveals the areas of needed redemption. The earth spoken of here speaks of the need as it exists within the carnal man who yields himself to the things of the flesh and its appetites. Fallen man may know about God, but he does not maintain an intimate and maturing relationship with Him. The sea is speaking of the carnal nations, as it flows from the heart, the soul of the carnal man. Tongues and people of the world are the nations who, by establishing their own carnal governments, they are rejecting the government of God from having rulership over them. Trees bring into focus the Christian community people which, because of religious carnality ruling over their minds through religious activities, this allows the enemy of God to plant tares among them. For this cause, judgment begins in the house of the Lord which brings forth the needed separation concerning the harvest field containing a mixture of wheat and tares. The mixed up Christian community shall know its day of separation as  because of vessels receiving or rejecting the Christ nature.

In Rev. 7:2-3 God continues to reveal the events and man’s need for this our season in God. “And I saw another angel ascending from the east [consider the eastern gate and Christ appearing], having the seal of the living God; and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, hurt not the earth neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads”. From these scriptures, revelation with understanding comes concerning the events of our season. With these four angels of destruction being held back for a time, the work of the ministry of God is to disciple a people as they learn of Christ and put on the mind of Christ. God uses the number four as His number for tribulation and these four angels speak of His messengers that will lead carnal people to a time of destruction.

These four angels are held back for a time, until the fifth angel completes his work. Five is God’s number for the ministry of grace ministering the life of God through the Christ and the cross. Eph. 4:11-13, “And he gave some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ; till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”.

Thus, Gods true anointed ministries are being restored into activity and sent forth with a word of restoration and reconciliation for God’s receiving creation. This ministry holds back this time of destruction through tribulation, until their ministry of sealing the men of God in their foreheads is complete. In receiving the mind of Christ it speaks of a changing within the soul of man; these are God’s people as they receive the nature of God into their souls to become the manifesting mind of Christ among His body of people. Herein we receive increasing oil in our vessels (our souls), beyond just our lamps (our spirit), to lighten up this world of darkness. Preparation time is here but it knows that destruction is destined to follow. Therefore, humble yourselves before God and become His new creation man, one who manifest the Christ nature in spirit and soul, to finally know the changing of the body.

God has purposed to have for Himself a church, a bride without spot or wrinkle, destined to know the ministry of Gods man-child. Eph. 5:27, “That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish”. As we look at the church, the Christian community of today, we see a great need. The carnal religious minds of today have established many forms of rebellion within herself to now be facing judgment. Jerusalem is a type of the church that is now facing the judgments of God because of a needed cleansing. Ezekiel 9:1, “He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand”. “Destroying weapon” speaks of judgment, with judgment beginning at the house of the Lord, which we are. In this God has purposed to cleanse His house, a clean house in which He is to dwell that His glory may come forth to affect all the nations.

In Ezekiel’s vision, he saw that six men come forth with purpose, which is to slay all within the house that is the product, the mind-set of the abominable carnal man. Ezekiel 9:2, “And behold, six men come from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north [carnal mind], and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side; they went in and stood beside the brazen altar”. With six being God’s number for man, we are shown that men with “slaughter weapons in their hands” speaks to us of men with their fallen mind-set, a carnal life-style, and has within themselves that which brings forth death. These men of a carnal status come into the fullness of self as they put on the mind-set of 666, the antichrist spirit. Where does this destruction come from? As written, destruction comes “from the way of the higher gate … toward the north”. North likewise speaks of the cold bitter north wind that proceeds from the carnal mind. This reveals a need for cleansing from all the cruel doctrines of religion that formulate from the carnal mind of rebellious men, making prisoners of the people.

However, take note; there is a seventh man who appears before this destruction is made complete. This seventh man, God’s number for perfection and completeness, is a man “clothed in linen” or clothed with the righteousness of Christ, who is to bring forth salvation, deliverance and the manifesting kingdom of God. Note that this ministry of completion stands by the brazen altar, the altar of sacrifice, the place of death and deliverance. This altar, in the outer court realm of death speaks, that all, which is the product of the carnal man, must die. In experiencing this death of the cross, man awakens to the reality of the spiritual life of God as manifested through Christ Jesus.

In continuing with God’s progressive work of judgment and perfection Ezekiel 9:3-4 states, “And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And He called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side; and the Lord said to him, go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem [type of the church] and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof”. We understand that the Shekinah glory dwells between the two cherubim’s over the mercy seat, but this glory began to move even as we see the same need in the church of today. This glory of God moved “to the threshold of the house”, a leaving from the mercy seat to go to the outer court, bringing forth needed judgment. God’s glory, upon the seventh man of completeness and perfection is resulting in the needed separation that becomes evident between the carnal man and God’s spiritual man of fullness.

The true church is to now be separate unto God, with the results being a mark upon the foreheads. Meaning, that those who receive the mind of Christ, because of true repentance and allowing God to change the whole man. Here the man-child of God, birthed from out of the holy place church and ascend into the nature of God. Becoming of the Holy of Holies realm that they might minister judgment for a time of repentance and deliverance. What about those carnal Christians, the church that refuses to receive the discipline needed to slay carnality? These likewise enter tribulation such as the world has never seen, for God’s kingdom of fullness is coming as God’s people mature into a mind-set of spirituality versus the in-part knowledge of the carnal corrupt church. Thus, judgment in a full measure comes because of the carnality that matures in the rebellious men as they receive the mark of 666. Ezekiel 9:5-6, “And to the others he said in mine hearing, go ye after him through the city [church], and smite; let not your eye spare, neither have pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: But come not near any man upon whom is the mark [mind of Christ]; and began at my sanctuary …”.

Thus, the question asked by many is, what is this mark given by the inkhorn rider upon the forehead? Jeremiah 31:31-33 explains that this mark is that which takes place within the soul of the repentant vessel. God is resurrecting the soul from a dead fallen soul or nature to one of a “living soul”, the nature of God. “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel [spiritual house or true church], and with the house of Judah [a new song church of praise and worship]: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of Egypt [dark narrow land of bondage]; which my covenant they brake [law makes nothing perfect], although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord [same relationship God has desired for the church]. But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel [spiritual church, no longer Jacob]; after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people [same nature as Christ]”.

This handwriting speaks of more than an outward law trying to live up to something that is not a part of fallen man’s nature. Therefore, the heart, representing the soul of man, shall receive, at the dying of the old nature, the inscribed nature of Christ. Therefore, no longer fighting the battle of the two natures because we have died to the old carnal fallen nature that would mature into 666. We are completely alive unto God by receiving a new nature from Him. For this cause, here in the holy place anointing, a people are being spiritually matured and birthed from the realm of hope (holy place) to the full measure of God’s original purpose, a family of God in His likeness and image, being birthed to manifest the fullness of the Father (the Holy of Holies, Feast of Tabernacles). Unto those who refuse His nature, they continue to rebel and mature into the nature of those becoming one with the 666 antichrist seed.

Friends, let us understand that we are in a season of God when a declared movement is taking place, a people are being birthed from one dimension of God into another. Ascending from the Holy place order to the order of the Holy of Holies, which speaks of coming into right standing with God in His throne-room authority. Note, that these ascended one’s, with their feet on the ground, are living totally after the order and authority of the throne-room of God’s heavens.

Rev. 14:1-5, “And I looked, and lo, a lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him a hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: and they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beast [pointing to the four parts of the soul – the mind, will, emotions and desires], and the elders [priesthood order]: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth [carnal realm]. These are those which were not defiled with women [fleshly carnal soul realm and its religious orders]; for they are virgins. These are they, which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile; for they are without fault before the throne of God”.

With the name, the nature of Christ written in their foreheads, we see here a people who have submitted to a nature change as God writes His nature within their soul. That is, the mind, the will, the emotions and the desires of God, which is to be manifested from these overcomers. This God-like nature overcomes all other powers. It delivers the receiver from the destruction coming upon rebellious men that stands in need of God’s judgment. Could the 144,000 who follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes be a number used by God to reveal to the earth a people who have come into the fulness of God’s completed divine government? This number means, a people who have become of a full measure with Christ, and is not necessarily speaking of a certain amount in quantity? The number twelve is God’s number for divine government, which when being multiplied by another twelve (double portion and witness of God’s divine government), it equals the number 144. Then with the number zero being God’s number for “seed” and being used these three times (000), it declares that the “seed” is come to its time of three, meaning man’s completeness and perfection. This is speaking of God manifesting and revealing a people who are now completed and matured into God’s likeness and image, having the mind of Christ.

This brings us to another question. When shall these things be? (Please read Matt. 25:1-13). Here we have the declaration of the ten virgins. Jesus states that the kingdom of God is like ten virgins, waiting for the bridegroom to come. The number ten is another number used by God that reveals His divine order and rulership for judgment, the destruction of the sin nature. This signifies for us that these virgins are those appointed to receive delegated authority to carry on God’s business. However, in the reading of these scriptures, a great needed truth is uncovered that we might know the greatest of need in becoming one with God’s Kings and Priest.

Even though the difference is but one seemingly small point, it is one of great significant. Note that all ten virgins were dressed alike, which declares they were clothed properly because all were virgins. They all had oil in their lamps and each had lighted lamps. This speaks of having oil or the spirit of God within their spirits having forgiveness of sins. Proverbs 20:27, “the spirit of man is the lamp [candle] of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly [soul]. This speaks of the spirit of God within man spirit which seeks to bring change to the fallen soul. The purpose, that it might become a “living soul” even as the first Adam was before his fall. Herein, the spirit desires to redeem the soul and fill it with the nature of God.

Note here that the difference between the five and five was that only the five-wise had oil in their “vessel”. It is the vessel (belly, soul) that God desires to also fill with oil. Understanding tells us that the vessel, the soul, is the person. Each persons (vessels) makeup is a mind, will, emotions and desires. A fallen “dead soul” manifests the nature of fallen man, likened unto a beast. However, the “living soul” is one that receives oil from God in his vessel to manifest God’s nature, to enlighten the world, and come into an intimate relationship with the bridegroom. Without oil in the vessel, the soul, God declares, “I know you not”. Speaking, one not having a relationship that produces oneness with the bridegroom, receiving a seed that is bringing forth after its own kind. Know that it is oil in the soul that really matters in becoming a people likened into Christ’ nature.

How then is it that man receives oil in the soul? The “altar of incense” with the sacrifice given on this altar types the soul. This is where the fallen soul, with its four parts is being fully sacrificed, herein entering or birthed from the Holy Place order of Pentecost into God’s divine presence in the Holy of Holies, His place of fullness. This indwelling divine presence of God is made possible as the results of the Day of Atonement and year of Jubilee. This is the day when this altar of incense, the censor, moves from the Holy place to be birthed beyond the veil as the purified High Priest (Jesus Christ) offering up the sprinkling of His blood and the burning incense before the Lord, the ascending of a sweet-smelling aroma before God.

It is this movement from the Holy place (time of the year of jubilee) into the presence of God where all that was lost in the fall of Adam (as it resides in all men), is restored. No more captivity and lost inheritance, no more bondage, but freedom to stand in God’s Holy presence in a full measure. In addition, as written in Rev. 7:1, that after these things the soul of man is changed through this sacrifice to inherent the inheritance. This is becoming the Priest/King Company to establish, under God, in the earth the order of God’s throne-room authority. We see now a people who are waiting upon the Father even as Jesus declared concerning the works and ministry He fulfilled. This first-born son declared, “I only do those things I see my Father do; I only say those things that I hear my Father say”.

This obedience and unity of being is a becoming one with the Father, which is the results of their natures becoming of like-kind. Therefore, through a nature change to become one with Him, we shall likewise be of one mind with our Father. Rom. 12:1-2 states, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind [soul] that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God”.

Now, to quickly appear in the earth, there is God’s new created man, living according to the new covenant, a man now walking in union with his creator. This new created man, even as Jesus Christ the first-born son, becomes the expression of God in the body of Christ, living on the earth doing only what they see their Father do, saying only what they hear their Father say. This new creation does only the works of the Father Who sends them as the fullness of Christ to manifest in all the earth. This is God’s completed perfect man moving in the Spirit without measure. This is moving from preparation to become the fullness of God manifesting Himself, through them, to all creation.

 

 

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“From Preparation to Fulfillment – part one”

 

Rev. 10:3-4, “And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roared: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write; and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not”. 

Rev. 10:7, “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets”.

Within the scope of events that are taking place upon the earth today, we are facing a season of God, which shall bring forth world changing happenings and events. In this, the Christian community is finding itself in the place of having a great need. The need is to escape a mind-set that has crippled the church into believing only in a God of the far-off future and a God that is okay with a compromising people. With God being an eternal God, He is a God of the past, of the present and of the future.  God’s desire is for the Christian community to know, by experience, the God of the now and to know His purpose for His people during this present season. Just what is it that God is doing today and what is it that He requires of His people in the now? The word of God makes it clear that His purpose today is as it has always been, to make for Himself a people in which to dwell and then to manifest Himself through them.

In bringing fulfillment to this desire, God chose to establish the law of the seed. In fulfilling this law, which is “every seed bringing forth after its own kind”; God first prepared the ground, planted the seed, then watered and nurtured it with the full expectation of it bringing forth a good mature harvest. Nevertheless, this harvest, in its growing stages, has become a mixture of wheat and tares because an enemy has also sown his seed among God’s field of wheat. Thus, as maturity comes, the difference in each seed reveals that there is a need for a separation of the tares, the enemies seed, from the wheat, Gods seed. In this, with the tares being removed, first there is to appear a first-fruit Man-child Company. This Man-child is harvested as a first-fruit harvest, appearing to manifest the fullness of God’s purpose. In the appearing of this first-fruit man-child, they are to begin gathering in the rest of God’s harvest field, those who remain as the results of the removal of the tares.

In observing the movements of God that He manifests through this time of harvest, what is it that we are seeing in Him? When speaking of a first-fruit man-child company, these are coming forth in this season of God. If this is so, what is it that God requires of them? In considering man’s ways, we should also consider that the condition of the world is one where anarchy is among us with persecution becoming more and more common against God’s true people. Meanwhile God, in purifying His people, through righteous judgment is now ready to establish the coming forth of His kingdom on this earth. Heb. 12:1-2, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which doeth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God”.

In the completing of God’s will and purpose, and a knowing that the natural man, with his outward religious laws and rituals cannot gain the prize of receiving a God given inheritance. In this, God instituted a new covenant. This new covenant, not subject to the laws of the carnal man, is now able through Jesus Christ and the cross, to birth a new creation man. This man becomes the fulfillment of God’s stated eternal purpose.

Heb. 8:10-13, “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel [the spiritual man, the true sons of Abraham] after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts [man’s soul – a new nature]; and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his brother, saying know the Lord: For all shall know me from the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. In that he saith, a new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayed and waxed old is ready to vanish away”. Thus, a new creation man appears, one who has allowed the cross to slay the old man’s nature, his fallen character. This allows God to write a new nature upon and within the soul, the seat of man’s character. This new nature is alive to God and fulfills His purposes unto a full measure.

Could it not be that the conditions of the world, as we know them today, are even now declaring the season of God and sounding out His new day? This is the day in which the book of Revelation describes as the revealing, the opening of the seven sealed thunders. These thunders are the mysteries of God, sounding out in the form of seven blowing trumpets. With six of these seven sealed mysteries of God already opened and revealed, with increasing activities coming forth in the now, we should note the results of these unsealed mysteries and their fulfillment. This will speak to us of the time that is upon us and the presence tense opening of the seventh sealed mystery. With the number six, a number used by God to denote “man”, already having been opened, it begins to speak that now it is time for the ending of man’s rulership over the earth. This also speaks of man coming to his death concerning the sin nature that he might now begin to live in and according to the nature of Christ, having His mind.

With the first six opened mysteries, which began from the time of the early upper-room church, they have progressively been opened until today. A time when a people now stand before God in preparation for the final seventh sealed mystery to be opened. God uses the number seven to declare the time for man’s completion, his perfection and his fulfillment of purpose. Therefore, through the first six sealed mysteries, one at a time progressively opened during its season, revelation and understanding are given to finally bring God’s man to his time of completion and perfection. These opened mysteries have given to receiving men the understanding needed until they now stand during a time for man to become the manifestation of all seven mysteries. This means that Christ is becoming a corporate man, manifesting God’s fullness in His completed purpose for creation. This speaks to us of God’s progressive work in the completion of His creation.

In considering the activity prior to the unsealing of the seventh mystery, consideration must be given to the types set forth through the pattern given to us in Moses’ tabernacle and these types being fulfilled in completing the whole man, spirit, soul and body. The first type, the mystery denoting salvation, the forgiveness of our passed committed sins, was opened when Jesus died on the foreordained cross. This, typed by the brazen altar set in the outer court of the tabernacle where there was a sacrifice given for man’s sins. Sins are the product of fallen man’s nature and man needed the sacrifice for the pardon of those sins and for the overcoming of the sin nature. Here, the spirit of man, separated from living in God’s presence as the results of Adam’s disobedience, is to unite with God’s spirit and to know His presence again. Therefore, man needed a sacrifice for the fallen nature that still dwelt and operated within his soul. This, Christ has done, He is our sacrifice. Thus, the mystery of salvation from sin was made available for all who would receive.

In this, what about the old sin nature that is the makeup of the fallen soul? Herein God continues His progressive work. The opening of the seal concerning the second mystery gives understanding that reveals the necessary steps needed for sanctification and consecration. This seal, typed by the brazen laver for cleansing, is also in the outer court of Moses’ tabernacle. When applied daily it speaks of a cleansing of the old vessel to become useful for God’s purposes alone. Sanctification speaks of the daily activity of repentance, which is progressively purifying the vessel for God’s use alone. The first step toward sanctification taken is the need for water baptism, a type of a covenant with God that points to and identifies us with His death, burial and resurrection. This is the covenant made between the participator and God, when yielded unto, it points to a type of becoming complete and fulfilled in Christ.

Secondly the need for receiving the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the comforter and helper given to abide within man as our source of help in time of need. He is also the revelator who reveals unto the thirsting soul God’s eternal purpose in each vessel. Thus, pointing to the step of baptism into Christ as a living part of His body, herein the receiving and participating vessel becomes one with Christ.

Does this not point to Jesus’ prayer in John 17:20-21, which declares, “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me”. Finally, we are looking to becoming one with Him by a nature change from that of a fallen dead soul separated from God to one alive unto Christ. In this change, man’s nature is becoming one with Christ and His nature. Herein, an act of consecration, established in a people and being set aside for God’s purpose. Learning about Him and becoming one with Christ to likewise only do and say what we see and hear the Father do and say.

Next, the third mystery being unsealed wherein we are identified as being in union with Christ that is typed by the golden lamp stand which stands in and anoints us by receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit, moving from the outer court into the Holy place realm. Here we become a people who dwell in the dimension of hope, the realm of an in-part order and ministry, purposed by God to bring to us some light of understanding. This lampstand types the anointed Holy Spirit vessels that work with God to bring forth only the Father’s will. This enables a people to press onward to the mark of God’s high calling, abiding in a hope of that which is to come, which is for believers to become a completed, perfected people.

The fourth mystery is also within the Holy place (Feast of Pentecost), received so man can observe and partake of the table of showbread. This table, when eaten of, is a three-dimensional revelation of the Christ and His completed work. In the consuming or eating of this bread of life, our eyes become open to see Him as He truly is. That is, first as the Christ coming within us, to take up His abode within that we might enter into a rest in Christ. Secondly, we began to observe and recognize the Christ that also exists in the many member body of Christ. In recognizing, the many member body of Christ, the Christ in strength of unity enables us to stand together until perfection comes. Christ also helps to stabilize us from error of doctrine as immature children.

Eph. 4:13-14, “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the slight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive”. Then thirdly, we began to recognize the presence of the Christ that is among us, a presence that quickens us through love as we grow up in Him in all things. Eph. 4:15, “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ”. Herein we are being born again as a “living soul”, becoming less and less of that “old fallen dead soul” realm.

The fifth seal and the opening of the fifth mystery reveals an understanding of the sin-nature, seeing the need to overcome it completely as revelation reveals the full measure of the Altar of Incense; this altar is also in the Holy place realm of hope. It releases an understanding that Jesus came to save the soul of man and not just a renewing of his spirit and the forgiveness of past sins alone. In this, God’s desire is to change the nature of fallen man to a renovated one that manifest the nature of Christ. In this, the new creation man which is alive in our spirit is to overcome and slay all of the influences of the “fallen soul” and become a soul alive and of one nature with Christ. Man’s soul is made up of four expressions manifesting man’s nature through the mind, the emotions, the will and desires.

Man, in his natural fallen state has cultivated his nature from a standpoint of darkness. It is the darkness that covers the earth and gross darkness that rest upon the minds of the people. This darkness has, from birth, formed and shaped the nature that manifest itself through these four parts of the soul. This fallen nature resists God in all His ways as a barrier of carnality separates our soul from the indwelling spirit. This barrier is purposed by God to be broken down. It is broken down as the Holy Spirit breaks through from our spirit to progressively conquer man’s fallen soul (his mind, his will, his emotions and his desires).

What the law of the old covenant could not do, this Altar of Incense, in the form of God’s new covenant accomplishes. Recognize that God had already established a Day of Atonement, a time of restoration when this Altar of Incense, represented by the Golden Censer, was to move from the Holy place realm of hope into the next dimension of God called the Holy of Holies, the realm of eternal life. At the opening of this fifth mystery, the mystery of the new creation man becomes an active progression in becoming the word made flesh in the earth again. The fullness of the new birthing comes as the fallen nature dies and man becomes a new creation in God’s resurrection power. In this, Jesus, the seed planted within those receiving Him, through the Holy Spirit is now to bring forth fruit after its own kind. John 1:14, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we behold his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth”. Are not we, the true believers, His body?

The sixth mystery is now opening and revealing the overshadowing of God’s glory, a fulfillment of the Mercy Seat within the Holy of Holies. The eternal Day of Atonement, made available to the maturing new covenant man, the one’s being birthed as the man-child of God (from the altar of Incense) and resurrected into the Holy of Holies. These are His many member sons, the man-child of God’s glory. This is the glory of God, manifesting through the sons, that causes the knowledge of the Lord, His glory, to cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. Isa. 60:2, “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: But the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee”.

Herein, this man-child, the many sons of God, dwell to challenge all darkness in establishing God’s kingdom upon the earth. Liken unto Jeremiah, these shall root out, pull down and bring destruction to the kingdoms of this world. Herein these completed (birthed) sons are to throw down the world’s kingdoms that they might build and plant with God His kingdom on the earth. Jeremiah 1:10, “See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build and to plant”. During this time of great trouble, these standing in the throne-room order of God’s delegated authority are not defeated from fulfilling God’s purpose.

We, God’s people are now standing in a season of God when we are now looking for the appearance of the Christ who is to come in the full measure of God’s eternal purpose. The seventh mystery, with the seal removed is to manifest God’s man-child, Christ’ many membered body, typed by the Ark of the Covenant that dwells in the Holy of Holies, God’s throne room realm. The man-child, the manifested body of Christ with the life-giving church (His bride) is to incorporate into Christ. Herein the throne-room authority dwells within them to rule over God’s kingdom in all its glory. To this the question often asked, where is God’s throne-room and its authority as given to man? Thus, an understanding needed, is not the soul of man the place of restoration?

Man, created by God from the dust of the earth, remained but a form of dust until God breathed into him the breath of life. Herein man became a “living soul”, a soul containing the life of God, when God’s nature with innocents was placed within him. God’s breath, His spirit, contains that which God is, that is His nature. Therefore, God placed within man His nature so that the invisible God might manifest Himself through His visible creation. However, when man in disobedience to God, was separated from God to become as one with a beast nature, a sin-nature. A nature without God now separated from God’s throne-room authority. Nevertheless, through the sacrifice of God’s only begotten son, man can now receive and progressively mature into becoming again the dwelling place for God’s throne-room authority and manifest (through spirit, soul and body) the God of all creation. Gen. 1:28a states, “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over … “.

Thus, in fallen man, we see the need for the man to be born again, that is the renovation from the fallen soul, his character, his personality. Again, in considering the fallen soul, we see the need, for man without God is truly as a beast with a beast nature. The beastly soul of fallen man is firstly in the fallen mind where scripture likens it to an eagle that is always soaring into heights. Herein, with a restless nature that is always seeking, searching, and looking for meaning to life through any and every avenue available. Secondly, the emotions of fallen man likened unto the lion are a nature that is strong but wild and terrible in an ungodly manner, a destroyer. Thirdly, the will of fallen man, likened into an ox, which represents a strong and stubborn will, only doing what is good for self. Then fourthly, the desires of this fallen man likened into the face of a man, being like man who is a creature with very strong desires, mainly for self, but without God his desires become perverted and corrupt. This fallen man then needs to know the salvation of God, a need for complete change in the soul realm. Heb. 10:39, “But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul”.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Forty Days – Christ Beginning and Completion”

What is God speaking to the earth realm in this hour and season concerning His eternal purpose? Could God be declaring, through His prophets who come as blowing trumpets, a clear distinct sound that the Christian community needs to hear? In this truth, just what is it that God releases to the earth in preparation for the immediate events that are taking place? Rev. 2:7a is a scripture that God continually speaks to the church. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches …” Current events of today clearly speak of a deep-seated need for wisdom. This speaks of the need to hear just what it is that the Holy Spirit is willing to reveal concerning this day of darkness which covers the earth.

One important matter, which Jesus expressed concerning this day is in Matt. 11:15-17, declaring the need to hear because of an existing condition. “He, who has ears to hear, let him hear! But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places and calling to their companions, and saying: We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we mourned to you, and you did not lament.” While there are many people today who seemingly have not heard, there are God sent voices speaking unto the earth that are declaring, with a clear distinct sound, God’s present-tense purpose. Through these ones raised up by God, an announcement is coming forth to the Christian community concerning a need for preparation completion. Prepare, for now is the time for God’s first-fruit remnant to make an appearance in the land. “First-fruits,” are that part of the harvest which is reaped first, and manifesting with exactness of expression, the pattern for the fruit that shall come forth in the greater harvest that is to follow.

Just as the Lord requires of His people to honor Him, God, likewise is honoring the earth with a first-fruits remnant He is using to establish the kingdom of God in the earth. These first-fruits are those who also announce the appearing of the coming King. Proverbs 3:9 states “Honor the Lord with your possessions and with the firstfruits of all your increase.” This verse, in agreement with God’s divine order of desiring and manifesting His first-fruits, is confirmed and revealed again as God declares His intent, His divine purpose for the appearing of His first-fruits. James 1:18, “Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures”. God’s divine order and His agent for this fulfilling, the Holy Spirit, brings forth His new creation people. These first-fruits, as a birthed man-child are the expression of Himself through the impartation of His “word of truth.” Thus, we are now beginning to see the appearing first-fruits of the harvest, a pledge of the greater harvest that is to come.

Just who are those who make up this first-fruits people? Scripture declares that these are those who do not defile themselves with the mixture of religious doctrines and canal traditions that pervert and deceive the carnal minded religious community. These are those who remain pure in Christ. They do not cohabitate with the adulterous women who is the carnal minded church. These remain humble and contrite before God as they follow only the lamb. Rev. 14:4-5, These are the ones who are not defiled with women [carnal church], for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.”

This above verse is speaking of those 144,000 (a spiritual quality number pointing to mature, completed one’s in Christ’ full stature) who have received the Father’s name written in their foreheads. These are those who are dwelling with the mind of Christ, a coming into His nature. This is not necessarily speaking of a literal number of people but is speaking of those first-fruits that have matured into the full stature of Christ. These have come into the perfection of God’s divine government concerning the fullness of God’s likeness and image. These are a new creation people, likened into the resurrected Christ Jesus, knowing the completion, the perfection of spirit, soul, and body.

With the word of God declaring the establishment of His divine order from the beginning, He states that every seed shall bring forth after its own kind. God also, according to His nature, follows the pattern He set forth and established from Himself. Meaning, that Jesus became the seed to be planted into receiving man and is purposed to bring forth after His own kind, which the harvest is destined to become. In this, we have the assurance that likened unto Jesus; these first-fruits shall follow Him in the beginning and completion of their ordained purpose. Where then do these first-fruits come from? Like Jesus, these are approved by God and birthed from the seed that He planted into the spiritual womb of the true pure church. These are the individual members who are willing to receive from Him His life. Following this birthing, they likewise find themselves led into a wilderness, a place of testing and change. Here these shall come forth with the divine purpose of conquering God’s enemies.

These defeat the enemy through a time of testing’s and temptations that releases them into a place of victory over this enemy of God. This time of temptation, while an enticement to sin, remains but a challenge for the birthing of God’s plan from within these first-fruit people. Matt. 4:1-2, “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.”

Considering that forty is God’s number which speaks of trials and testing. In like manner, these first-fruits of God likewise enter a time of trials and tests. In this, they are conquering the fallen soul of man that desires to respond to the influences of the enemy. But, these stand faithful to allow God to write His new covenant, His nature within their hearts, within their soul. The number forty speaks of more than days but speaks of a season of God that matures a faithful people into the full stature of Christ, those who defeat the deceitful plotting of God’s enemy and evil-minded men.

Eph. 4:13-15, “Till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ”. This is speaking of those who follow the Lamb wherever He goes, not allowing the harlot women, the carnal minded church to defile them.

Again, we draw attention to God’s sounding trumpets that are sounding throughout the land today. A people are hearing this sound and they are standing up. These are coming out of the wilderness with a mind-set that enables them to take the kingdom. A time of ministry, when the disciples who make-up these first-fruits, do come forth. These know who they are in Christ, as they receive their commission from God. Mark 16:15-18, “And He said to them, go into the entire world and preach the gospel to every creature, He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover”.

This commission, given by Christ, over the years has seen many spiritual former rains. It has also seen a time of some spiritual latter rains, which has resulted in keeping alive the seed; the Christ planted and nurtured seed so that in its proper season, it will bring forth the first-fruits that shall come forth to prepare the earth for the coming harvest. These first-fruits are now appearing in this season, as we are now seeing the cloud the size of a man’s hand appearing upon the horizon. It is coming up, out of the sea of humanity, to become the former and latter rain promised to bring forth the complete harvest. In this, the first-fruits are appearing to enter the fullness of their forty-day season of preparation that shall finally manifest the kingdom of God’s rulership in all the earth.

In this, liken unto the ministry of the risen Christ for fifty days, these first-fruits shall know the reality of no longer being and doing their own thing nor living in just an in-part knowing. They are now totally in obedience to God through Christ; speaking and manifesting a time of glory that the earth shall begin to see. John 21:18-19 speaks of these people, “Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger [spiritual children], you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old [spiritually mature], you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish. This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, follow me.”

This ministry spoken of here is the resurrected ministry of Jesus Christ, imparted into His first-fruits that are now making an appearance. This does not speak only of a forty-day time of testing, but it speaks of a season of ministry within the first-fruits company that will eventually lead them into the release of the power of God’s resurrection. This resurrection power will then be ministered unto the nations. These nations are to know the judgments of God because they have lived a life-style attuned to the carnal fleshly appetites of this fallen world. These nations shall, for the most part, fight against God and His people. But God’s first-fruits company become His true witnesses in the earth. These have been willing to lay down their carnal lives for God and His greater purpose. These are those who are slain to carnality for the kingdoms sake as they stand in God’s presence and come forth in the power of His resurrection, knowing the fullness of God’s glory in His resurrection power.

Rev. 11:3a, 5-6, “And I will give power to my two witnesses … And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.” Who are these two witnesses? These witnesses are the first-fruits that come forth in the power of the spirit and the word (God’s two witnesses = spirit and word dwelling within these first-fruits) made flesh in those of the first-fruit harvest.

During their season of ministry, when they finish their testimony, God’s purpose is to release the beast to slay or silence the witnesses. Here God releases through these witnesses His resurrection power which is then ministered before all fallen nations. These resurrected witnesses are they that are preparing the nations for the time of God’s judgment. Rev. 11:7-8, “When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified [these follow the Lamb wherever He goes]”.

Again, liken unto our Lord, these shall live and not die, for after three and one-half days, the power of God’s resurrection kicks in. Rev. 11:11-12,” Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, a great fear fell on those who saw them. And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, Come up here. And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them.” Thus, these first-fruits ascend into a higher dimension in God, His cloud of people. They come to a rest in God, as the earth is now ready for the appearing of Christ, head and body, coming forth to find their place in the authority of God’s kingdom on earth.

In these events, a people called, chosen, justified and glorified are now complete. These are those, who are purposed by God before the foundation of the world, who are now complete in the fullness of God’s eternal purpose. Again, consider the time, the season of God that is now upon us. God’s trumpets, blowing loudly, with clarity, are sounding forth. This that the earth has long been groaning for is upon us. Therefore, he who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. We, who hear with humility before God and in obedience, shall become. Let us discern the time and season we dwell in and proceed accordingly in the fulfilling of His pre-ordained purpose. Waters are rising, not just ankle deep, thigh deep or waist deep, but spiritual waters to swim in. Waters that shall manifest God’s supernatural presence to the nations as the dimension of His glory comes forth to cover the earth. Is not this our forty days? It is Gods time for His first-fruits to come forth?

 

 

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“Following God’s Divine Plan”

We, the people of God do have a future. However, according to scripture, the mind-set established by man which puts all things from God into a far-off future must be changed. That is, a mind-set changed to know that coming into agreement with God concerning our future needs to start in the now. In this realization, God’s people can become the progressiveness of a God for the now. That is, not only receiving, but also dwelling in that which God has purposed and made available from the very beginning. This speaks of a people that are glorifying and manifesting the Father. A people who are now partaking of their inheritance because their mind-set is of and dwells in the heavens with the Father. Mainly speaking of that part of heaven which was imparted from God as He dwells within each receiving vessel.

1 Peter 1:4 describes this inheritance, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven [including the heavens within receiving individuals] for you”. (Read 1 Peter 1:3-12). “Reserved in heaven for you” speaks of a people, separating from living according to earth’s carnal restrictions as they ascend into an unlimited life lived according to the heavens of God who dwells within. The little word “to” in the above quoted scripture is the Greek word “EIS” which “denotes two lines are to meet at a certain point, with the purpose of reaching or touching it.” Thus, our life’s calling and purpose is for reaching and touching our inheritance. An inheritance that is incorruptible and undefiled. Thus, an inheritance, when once touched and received, it will not fade away. Being “reserved in heaven” does not put it off into the future but it speaks of the place receiving humanity spiritually ascends unto that the inheritance might be activated from within.

Also, the little word “in” above is from the Greek word which denotes that of “being or remaining within, with the primary idea of rest and continuance.” This speaks of a people who become instruments of union. Those who fellowship with the Father of heaven that they might manifest that which comes from Him on a continual basis.

Resurrection is a word used in the scriptures to mean, “arising from the dead.” The dictionary speaks of resurrection as “a rising from the dead, or coming back to life, a coming back into notice, practice, and use.” The resurrection God speaks of is the act of God, which sent forth Jesus Christ to make available to God’s creation the act of returning to life, a life according to God’s original purpose, a life that came out of God. Scripture speaks of man as a fallen being who lives according to the flesh-realm of corruption. This signifies a people who are living according to their fallen nature, the death realm of the sin-nature. Rom. 8:8-10 speaks, So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” Therefore live according to the Spirit and not the body.

Notice that the phrase “in the Spirit” contained in verse nine denotes a new nature or way of life lived from within the child of God. This “new nature,” awakened in man’s dead spirit is needed because the old man is separated from a union with God. However, receiving man, resurrected in spirit to know a new spiritual birthing means that he is alive in his spirit again and brought back into union with God. In this, we should note that while our spirits are alive again unto God, the soul and the body at that stage of our spiritual maturity remains under the influence of death, the sin-nature. This death speaks of the vessels independent sin-nature being separation from the nature of our creator, God.

Thus, the soul, which speaks of our mind, our will, our emotions, and our desires continue to produce the fruit of man’s fallen sin-nature. While the Spirit of God has come to awaken our spirits, the soul yet remains carnal, an enemy of God’s in-dwelling Spirit. Also, at this stage of life, the body of man remains corruptible and subject to sin, hurt, pain, sickness, death, etc. unless God, through the prayer of faith brings healing and deliverance to the vessel.

Containing in verse nine of the above quoted scripture the word, “dwell” speaks of the indwelling Spirit of God transferring, line upon line and precept upon precept, this people from one family to another. This indwelling Spirit of God makes us a part of the family called the family of God. While now being a part of the family of God, note that in verse ten the “flesh body is still dead.” Why is this so? Could it be because of the sin-nature? “Dead”, as used here is the Greek word “NEKROI” and denotes “the persons who were once alive, but who are now alive no longer; dead persons as distinct from dead bodies.” This “dead” then is not speaking of corpses but is speaking of a life separated from God because of the sin-nature. What then is the sin-nature? It speaks of that which motivates a people to miss the mark, a falling short of the reason and purpose for which God created them. This is the sin, the acting out of one’s own selfish will, mind, emotions, and desires.

Meanwhile unto those who have received the Spirit of Christ within their spirits, they now have the life of Christ within their spirits to progressive work out the righteousness of God from within. This work of righteousness continues until the whole person is righteous (from the spirit to finally include, first the soul and then the body). In following God’s divine order, man now enters upon a new pathway that ultimately leads to glorification, which again is speaking of the completed spirit, soul and body man. Rom. 8:11, But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you”. The word “quicken” has the meaning of “makes alive,” designating that it is the “mortal bodies” that are to be made alive by the Spirit of God that now dwells within. “Mortal bodies” is that body which is subject to death, the fruit of sin, sickness, hurt, pain, etc. This was not God’s original design.

God’s divine order begins its transforming process within the repentant spirit of man as the vessel receives the Spirit of Christ into his own spirit. Herein, man’s fallen dead spirit becomes alive as the resurrection order of God begins its work. In this progress, we have the promises of God that we can now stand firm upon until we see total salvation. Our surety stands, not upon our own ability, but upon the Christ who died, but rose again, to become the first-fruit of this resurrection. 1 Cor. 15:20-22, But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”

With man’s spirit now having received the Spirit of Christ within, its purpose is now the saving of the soul. The soul of man, formed and shaped from the environment and influences of a fallen world, has from the mother’s womb been birthed into a fallen condition, a carnal arena. Fallen humankind has been shaped and formed in iniquity, with all avenues of growth being the product of this fallen nature. Psalms 51:5 declares, “Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” A fallen spirit, a fallen soul and a fallen body, separated from union with God and shaped after the environment and the iniquity of this fallen world. However, in receiving Christ a new birth begins, a divine order established within the renewed spirit of man until the salvation of the whole man is completed. Rom. 5:10-11, For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life, and not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement”. “Atonement” means for us “restoration to favor, a change, or exchange for something else, reconciliation.”

While the spirit of the repentant man is now resurrected, that same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead is now at work in this repentant man’s spirit to bring forth a new life within the fallen soul. This step in God’s divine order is not something man can accomplish from himself, his own strength or ability. Nevertheless, God, because of love and His desire for an intimate relationship with man, this relationship is available. A relationship that is to resurrect the soul of man so that man’s soul may now dwell in God’s holy presence, receiving His nature, His life. This speaks of the need to recognize the fallacy of man’s own soul, the seat of his character. This means  knowing that only God and God alone can renovate the soul. That is the necessary need, to see oneself as corrupt, having a need for God to bring change. Note a direct translation of John 5:39-40, You search the scriptures, because you think by them to obtain eternal life; and they are those testifying of me; and yet you are not willing to come to me that you may obtain life.”

While many people read and study about the things of God, His desire expressed here is for His creation to come into a relationship with Him, taking another step that produces His life through the coming to Him vessels. That is, a nature change, a soul being renovated into one that responds and manifest God’s mind, His will, His emotions and His desires. This speaks of God’s desire for a many member first-fruit company of people who will make up the remnant of God in the earth. This will be an order of people who are to manifest and establish the kingdom of God in the earth. This kingdom of God in the earth is the results of having union with God and Christ, and also with His body of people, a one-minded people who live only to glorify God.

Herein we see a coming forth of every willing man, with each coming forth in his own order. That is, fulfilling the calling and purpose of each vessel in their being created for God’s purpose. 1 Cor. 15:23 speaks of a first-fruits people coming forth in the order of God’s purpose first. But each one in his own order; Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ at His appearing”. “Christ the first-fruits” speaks of the Christ in His completeness which includes a many member people along with the Head, Jesus, and the many members of His body. 1 Cor. 12:12, “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ”.

In the order of God, the season that is now upon us, He is calling forth the appearing of Christ (head and body) for the manifestation of His appearing. For what reason and purpose is this appearing but to bring forth the judgments of God that He might purify the world of darkness and the gross darkness that consumes the minds of carnal man? Light from God is now coming forth to reveal the order of His working kingdom government that is to usher in the repentant nations as the Christ (head and body), appear and manifest the Christ.

1 Cor. 15:24-26 expresses, Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall put down all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign, till He hath put down all enemies under His feet [His many member body]. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” All death shall fall; it has run its course while God, according to His divine order has been making up His dwelling place, His temple. All of God’s wrath shall destroy the fruit of the destroyer at the appearing of God’s Christ and His body of people. This order, running and completing its purpose shall eradicate all the governmental orders of this world to establish, in the end, the kingdom of God in the heavens and the earth. This is a coming together in union, as God shall manifest Himself from His throne.

Rev. 21:3-7, And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying; Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men and He will dwell with them and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold I make all things new. And He said unto me, write: for these words are true and faithful. And He said, unto me, it is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be His God, and he shall be My Son.”

 

 

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“Eat, Be Filled and Become”

Gods many promises to us are yea and amen. One such promise given, while calling a people the overcomers, is that they have the right to eat of the tree of life. Scripture reveals for man that this “tree”, not lost, still remains in the Paradise of God. Rev. 2:7, “… To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” To overcome suggest for man combat against the forces of an adversary. While all believers can become overcomers, this verse speaks especially of those who remain faithful during persecution and doctrinal error, giving proof to their faith. The tree of life symbolizes, for us, the spiritual sustenance needed to receive and maintain eternal life. The Paradise of God, which contains the tree of life, was the first recognized dwelling place of Adam, and speaks of the perfect fellowship that God and creation enjoyed in the realm of Eden before the fall.

This same enjoyable fellowship is declared to be available for man today, How? Because Christ Jesus became the door for us to enter through, that man might again eat of Gods tree of life. By remaining in Christ, we can eat of that same tree within this place called Paradise. Where is this Paradise? With Paradise being the realm of Christ, and with Christ dwelling within forgiven man and we dwelling in Him, we have within us a portion of Paradise and the life that God purposed for us individually. In this place in Christ, we can freely eat of the fruit of the tree of life. What then is the fruit that grows on the tree of life? Is it not the love of God poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit? Rom. 5:5, “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Thus, through Christ and His love and the indwelling Holy Spirit we have access to the “tree.” Therefore, eat, receive of His love that you might live.

In Christ Jesus, we can become all that He’s made available. This promise, this hope is that which God has extended to us with these instructions. John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing.” To “abide in” speaks of “being or remaining within.” A requirement that suggest for us a position needed to bring forth fruit (love). By remaining connected to the vine, all that is produced from the vine, by the maturing progress of God, is the fruit of the vine. This is speaking of a visible manifestation of all that is in and of the vine. What kind of life is it that comes from the vine? This speaks of eternal life that brings forth the fruit thereof through all who abide in the vine, the Christ. This speaks of a renewal of the whole man, spirit, soul, and body. The curse of death that is upon fallen man was the results of Adams sin and is to pass away from this abiding people.

When was it that God broke the results of the curse? When Jesus was slain and buried, but then He arose and the curse was broken. When Jesus declared, “it is finished,” a debt was paid, the veil was rent, and the invitation was extended to all who would receive and believe in Him. (Read John 21:15-25). Note in verse 19, when Jesus said “follow me”; He was referring to the act of glorifying Him. With man glorifying God in the form of a death, it is not speaking of going to a “six-foot hole” in the ground but is referring to living separated from the dead man’s realm and world. This restored living is the life which comes from abiding in the vine, bearing the fruit and manifesting the nature of Christ made available in the here and now. This is not simply referring to that day of physical death when you might die and go to heaven, but living in heaven in the now. “Follow Him” where He now abides points to the resurrected one as He is seated on the Father’s right hand. How? By letting all that is available in Him, the vine, complete its course until it is finished and matured in us.

Our place, while abiding in Him, speaks of victory wherein we partake of the “pure water of life.” This is a place where He removes the curse and we begin to see His face continually. Rev. 22:14, “Blessed are those who do His commandments that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter through the gates into the city.” Rev. 22:3-4, “And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads [mind of Christ, His nature].” Herein a people walk in the divine government of God while delighting in serving Him. They enjoy perfect fellowship with God and the Lamb. These are those who manifest, who become the reflection of the character of the Christ.

While it is recognizable that death is the wages or fruit of sin, it is also true that the full measure of life is the gift or fruit of abiding in Christ. Rom. 6:23 states, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” A wage is payment for work done. This infers that sin is work, a labor for hire. Sin is a battle against Godliness and is a slave-driving taskmaster that demands total commitment and ultimate death. Eternal life is a “gift” given by God. A “gift,” suggest a divine gratuity of deliverance from danger or passion. Specifically, it is a spiritual endowment. It is a divine influence upon our hearts and its reflection is life. Thus, while sin works us, the gift of righteousness rewards us. Therefore, the power of righteousness promoting life eternal is greater than the works of sin.

1 Cor. 15:22, “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.” “In sin” brings forth fruit. “In Christ” also brings forth fruit. Sin is death while Christ is life. Each, whichever man chooses to abide in, will bring forth a full measure of its fruit. Therefore, those who abide in Christ have the God given right to bring forth the fruit of that which Christ is, the resurrected one abiding in the throne-room of God. This present tense abiding in the fullness of Christ makes itself available to those who believe in the now. A life lived in a full measure is a life so separated from the realm of death, the carnal man, that all the former things are passed away.

Rev. 21:4, “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” This speaks of an unbroken fellowship between God and His people. If these things are true, that a full measure from God is available through Christ Jesus, why is it that we do not seemingly behold that full measure today? Could it be that we are looking in all the wrong places? Consider the dealings of God through Daniel when God revealed to him a prophecy of the end time. Daniel’s response, much like the Christians of today, was Dan. 12:8-9, “Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, My Lord, what shall be the end of these things. And he said, go your way Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” 

        Mysteries made so by God, until a preordained time for the coming and fulfillment of said mysteries. The time of fulfillment speaks of “till the time of the end.” When is the time of the end? When did it have its beginning? God reveals that from the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, humanity entered into the last days. This means for those of us living during this season, all that God has made available for and during the last days is ours to receive and manifest. (Read Acts 2:16-21). Note verse 21, “And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

This word “saved” as used above means much more than forgiveness from past sins. It speaks of healing, to cure, to preserve, to keep safe and sound and to rescue from danger. It also means saved from physical death by healing through change and from spiritual death by forsaking the sin nature and all its effects. It also means “to give new life” and “to cause to have a new heart, a new nature.” Because forgiven men are of the vine Christ Jesus, we are chosen by Him to become the fruit bearers to establish on this earth the kingdom of God. Note that the kingdom is not to be patterned after the last two days of God (2000 years) but to manifest the divine government of God as it now exists in our risen Christ.

This kingdom reveals the life of Christ, not only in spirit but also in the soul and body, which is the removal of all darkness. Darkness is gone because the life of God, as pure light, is manifesting itself through each vessel. John 15:16-17, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name [nature] He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another”. Love is the basis of all that is of the Father.

Many Christians have fallen into a trap, a snare set for them because carnal minded ministries continue to encourage the people to put the things of God into a far-off future. They are saying that these things of God are for another time and season or they no longer apply to today’s modern church; meanwhile God would encourage Christians to stand still before God and truly see. Rom. 1:20-21, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead [divine nature], so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened”. Every person can see the abundant evidence of God’s existence and power. Nevertheless, because of foolishness they become empty, vain, useless and confused, unable to accept and receive the “gift” which God freely gives.

What is God’s promise and provision for those who do believe? Matt. 5:48, “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” “Perfect” as used in this verse speaks of a people who have reached an end, which is, made finished and complete according to God’s purpose for their birth. Perfect also speaks of an all-conclusive love that seeks the good of all. Instead of following the example of sinners who love only those who love them, we are to be like the Father in also loving those who do not love us. Does not the above scripture declare that a people, in coming to the maturing end of the call upon their lives, they shall manifest the same? This means the whole man (spirit, soul and body), becoming a vessel that is filled full of the Holy Spirit of God.

This includes the soul (mind, will, desires and emotions) changed and ruled over by the nature of God. It also speaks of the body that has put off corruption and put on incorruption. It speaks of a mortal body becoming immortal to manifest the greater works of God in the earth. John 14:12, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works that these he will do, because I go to My Father.” These works include the preaching and teaching of the gospel, which results in the blessings of the gift of the Holy Spirit, of sanctification, of justification, and of reconciliation. These works also include the Holy Spirits coming and being available to all receiving humanity, which also includes all post-resurrection manifestations of Christ’s reign.

Many of the parables were spoken by Jesus for the season of our birthing and fulfillment, with one such parable being the parable of the wheat and tares spoken of in Matthew the 13th chapter. An awakening is now taking place. Many of those mysteries that God had once hidden from man, are now revealed that he might manifest them in and through His people. With each mystery He reveals, God also gives the power to become the fulfillment of said mystery. Such power is now at work, as God purifies completely those who are willing to see Him. God is faithful and willing to enlighten these vessels of righteousness to become that completed man in Christ. Therefore, let us eat. Let us be filled and let us become, for this is the day for God’s completion fulfilled in a people.

Matt. 13:37-43, “He answered and said to them: He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore, as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels [messengers], and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend [snares, obstacles], and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He, who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Are we willing to hear and see that God does not want us bound to a mind-set that puts God and His kingdom afar off, a God separated from us according to modern day religion? Deliverance is ours for He is a God working in the now even as His kingdom is here in the now. An existing need is to cease from looking only at our peers and religious history, but a necessary need to look to God and His stated Word alone, for He alone is our source, our source of revelation and understanding.

(Read Eph. 3:14-21) Here God is speaking to His people of today that we should allow the Holy Spirit to deepen His work in our lives. In this, God desires to “be at home” in our hearts by moving us from being an acquaintance only, to Him being the center of our lives. God’s desire is for us to grasp His love at a spiritual level, He is becoming our reality beyond intellectual or theological knowledge. God desires to reign in the whole person that we, filled with God’s fullness begin to achieve God’s fuller work in each life. This releases a people to go forth and do God’s greater works. Herein we are to eat and become and the world shall begin to see Him in us.

 

 

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“Divine Order – As Established by God”

In the beginning “God”, the Hebrew word “Elohim,” when used in connection to creation denotes the Creator in relation to His creatures, thus, the life giver. In the beginning, there was also the Word, the Greek word “Logos” which, as the spoken word it reveals the invisible thoughts of God, while the Living Word reveals the invisible God. With His son, Jesus Christ, being the Word made flesh, the Living Word, He came from God as the visible expression of the Father. John 1:1-4 & 14 states, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. … And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth”.

With the Word already pre-existent, this means that the Word had no beginning. However, we should note that a time and season came when this pre-existent Word became flesh. The Words purpose, to become the visible expression of God through the person called Jesus, who was to be the first of many other forth coming sons. For this purpose, Jesus Christ became a seed to be planted into any repentant and receiving vessel. Thus, God’s divine purpose was for the birthing of many more sons through a regeneration process. God’s law of progression was that every seed would bring forth after its own kind. Thus, Jesus Christ became the seed Savior and the pattern son for any receiving humanity to become a new creation liken unto His first-born son.

Following in the process of God’s divine order, a call came forth unto the twelve Apostles and the harvest field of God was having its beginning, but first their most important need. Luke 24:49, “Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on High”. This promise is the indwelling Holy Spirit, who, when resident within, becomes the power source and the revealer of the Word, plus the teacher who imparts understanding. Herein, a people are enabled to relate to the Father even as the first-born son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In Him, we are now able to become a people with the hope of living again. Man can now become a new creation because the life of the Father is given through the death and the power of Jesus Christ’ resurrection. (Read 1 Peter 1:1-25).

Note especially in 1 Peter 1:3-5 stating, “Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time”.

The promise of “begotten us again” speaks of a new birth, a time of being born again. Understand that “born again” is not just the forgiveness of past sins, but it is the work of the Holy Spirit within which progresses a people until the whole man is re-born. What is man? Is man not spirit, soul, and body? This means that the death and resurrection of Jesus applies to the complete man. Receiving man are being born again to become the fulfillment of God’s divine order as established in Him before the world ever was. 1 Peter 1:22-23, “Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, through the word of God [Jesus Christ] which lives and abides forever”.

Let us now take note that in God’s divine order, the expression of Himself throughout all creation is not finished with the Father, or the Son, or the Holy Spirit. We must also consider that Jesus the Son, the seed of God, is to bring forth a great harvest. In the harvest coming from His field, there is first a coming forth of a first-fruit expression, a people coming forth manifesting God’s likeness and image even as the first-born Son. While the early church received and experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirits coming and their entering into the Holy place realm of God, His receiving people according to His progression of today, now stand in God concerning another coming order.

This coming order, just as on the Day of Pentecost, shall come forth from God to usher in the next expression of God’s divine order, even as He has purposed. This order shall not be just a renewing or a revival of the Holy place order, but it shall usher in a people, a first-fruit people called the man-child who are called and enabled to stand in God’s presence, His throne-room. Here the throne-room authority of God shall be manifest in and through this man-child company. This is speaking of the Holy of Holies, the appearing of the Christ and His many member body in the full measure of God’s next order of His revealing. Therefore, being birthed into God’s presence, this man-child many member company shall, in Christ, manifest and establish God’s kingdom order in all the earth. 1 Cor. 12:12 & 27, “For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. … Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.”

Therefore, with the body of Christ speaking of His body of many members, and when speaking of the divine order of God that progressively comes forth in God’s timing, we must consider this truth. The coming forth of the head, Jesus the Christ, is likewise coming forth in His body, a first-fruits man-child many member people who will appear with Him in His glory. 1 Cor. 15:22-24, “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But each on in his own order: Christ the first fruits [head and His body], afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming [His body and His bride coming forth together concerning the rest of the harvest]. Then comes the end [end of a 1000-year reign], when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power”.

Coming next according to God’s agenda and His preordained divine order, we shall see the anointed ones, the order of the man-child body of Christ making their appearance. At their appearing, in union with the head Jesus Christ, they shall put all things under their feet, as the enemy of God is defeated. These are likened to the children of Israel as they came up out of the wilderness desert and made ready to take the land of promise. These first-fruits are appearing according to God’s purpose. Keep in mind that all first-fruits, according to God, are devoted to Him. These belong only to Him even as revealed in the taking of Jericho.

Joshua 6:16-19, “And the seventh time it happened, when the priests blew the trumpets that Joshua said to the people: Shout, for the Lord has given you the city! Now the city shall be doomed by the Lord to destruction, it and all who are in it. Only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all who are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent. And you, by all means abstain from the accursed things, lest you become accursed when you take of the accursed things and make the camp of Israel a curse and trouble it. But all the silver and gold, and vessels of bronze and iron, are consecrated to the Lord; they shall come into the treasure of the Lord.” 

Here we see the battle at Jericho, the Israelites first battle after crossing the river called Jordon. Note that Jericho is a city whose name means “a place of fragrance.” This speaks of and points us to the piece of furniture in the wilderness tabernacle call the Alter of Incense. The High Priest at this alter, with coals of fire and incense, along with the sprinkling of blood from the outer-court Brazen Altar (sacrifice of Jesus), was lit with fire to cause the sweet smell of these incense to ascend before the mercy seat as it moved into the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement. This Day of Atonement was a time of restoration and a standing in the manifested presence of God. This alter of incense, now manifesting in the Holy of Holies realm released unto God that sweet smelling fragrance which is acceptable to God as His welcomed first-fruits.

Here at Jericho we can observe God’s order working in bringing His people into the promises spoken, the claiming of the land that God promised as their inheritance. With Jericho being the “first-fruits” of the occupying of the land, the spoils of the battle were now to belong to God. With the word “accursed” having a true meaning of “devoted,” these spoils are now devoted to God. In being “devoted” to God, these first-fruit spoils belong to Him for His use alone. In this, those things devoted to God are not for man to use according to his own willful purpose. God had cautioned Israel concerning the devoted Ark of God. According to this caution, remember the occasion when Uzzah reached out to hold up the ark when bringing it to Mt. Zion during King David’s reign. Uzzah whose name means “strength” touched the things devoted to God and was slain because of the misuse of trying to use his own strength as a source of help for God. Are not many of God’s people, during today’s season, using their own strength to secure for themselves a kingdom instead of maintaining God’s divine order which establishes His kingdom?

It is after Jericho, at Ai, that God uncovers the sin of Achan and his error when he took the devoted first-fruits of God unto himself for his own possession and use. (Read Joshua 7:19-26). Likewise, today, there are many among the Christian Community who are mishandling the things of God, things that are devoted to Him, as they misuse them for the sake of their own gain and the building their own kingdoms. As they misuse and mishandle the things of God, it results in many groups becoming a so-called church while having a form of godliness only. Therefore, they become a people without the power of God and His manifesting presence. These groups become, even though growth in numbers may be evident in some, a defeated church with God’s enemy called spiritual death ruling in their midst.

It is evident that from the early church until today, the glory of the early church has diminished. What was and is God’s promise to any victorious group? “The glory of the latter house (church) shall be greater than the former”. God’s purpose then is for His church to be a victorious people wherein the glory of God would manifest in it touching the world for Christ. However, today’s need is evident in that ritualistic forms has replaced Gods power. 2 Tim. 3:1, 5, 7 & 9, “But know this, that in the last days’ perilous times will come: … Having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! … Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. … But they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.”

From this mind-set and atmosphere, what do we observe? Observation reveals that man has learned to preach and teach. Man has learned how to sing and offer up a form of praise. Man has also learned how to act religious and pretend righteousness. Nevertheless, is it not a fact, that many such men are simply putting their hands to the things devoted for God’s purpose alone? These people, like the children of Israel, are now fighting battles but remain a defeated people. As with Achan, what the Christian Community needs is a cleansing. Joshua 7:24-25, “Then Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, the silver, the garment, the wedge of gold, his sons, his daughters, his oxen, his donkeys, his sheep, his tent, and all that he had, and they brought them to the Valley of Achor. And Joshua said why have you troubled us? The Lord will trouble you this day. So all Israel stoned him with stones; and they burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones.” Consider and see that this points to the Word of God and its refining cleansing power to purify.

In this, according to God’s times and seasons we have now come to the next manifestation of God’s divine order of restoration. A first-fruit man-child company is now appearing, as living stones, built up to be a spiritual house, to become the light of God in the darkness of this age. They are to cleanse, make whole and complete God’s house according to His present tense purpose. That is, to manifest the glory of God’s house unto the entire world that a people might come to the true purposes of God. 1 Peter 2:4-5 & 9, “Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men [most of the religious community reject God’s true anointed ministries, why? Could it be that man’s agenda is not the same as God’s?], but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. … But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

Here then we see the promise, that God would build for Himself a house in which to dwell, a devoted house in which he shall restore God’s people of “fragrance – the first-fruits” of Jericho. The cost is a great one, but it would be paid for by God’s first-born (Jesus) in laying the foundation, with the gates being erected in and through the younger sons (body of Christ). Joshua 6:26, “Then Joshua charged them at that time, saying, cursed be the man before the Lord who rises up and builds this city Jericho; he shall lay its foundations with his firstborn, and with his youngest he shall set up its gates”. Remember Jericho represents the first-fruits of entering into the promises of God. With the foundation laid by the first-born son Jesus Christ (Joseph, a type of Jesus Christ – the first-born of Rachel the loved bride of Jacob), God even now is setting up its gates (Jericho, part of the land given to Benjamin, the youngest son of Rachel, as an inheritance), pointing to the many member man-child sons who are becoming the entrance back into God’s promises, that is, the glory of God manifesting through His devoted people. Why rebuild Jericho, because spiritual Jericho is God’s place of fragrance and His first-fruits.

Is it not true that scripture tells us that cursed is the one who hangs on a tree? Is this not what Jesus, the elder son did for humanity? Gal. 3:13, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us, for it is written, cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.” The word “man” as used in Joshua 6:26 above is the Hebrew word “ISH.” This word has the meaning of “not just an ordinary man but a great man. Also used when God is spoken of as a man.” In knowing that God has purposed, from Himself, to have a family, a family needing restoration, God was willing to give His begotten elder son for the restoration of His entire family. These younger sons, Christ body, are the gates needed for the sweet-smelling fragrance to ascend before God, as this birthed into the Holy of Holies man-child, is birthed into God’s throne-room. In this we should again consider the truth from Joshua 18:12, that the city was given to the Benjamites (son of the right hand), the youngest of Jacobs sons. Benjamin, the gates are a type of the man-child who shall with their elder brother, usher in Christ’ fullness to fill the earth with the glory of God and His knowledge. (Read Joshua 18:11-28).

Thus, as promised, God’s divine order that was set into motion those ages ago in Adam and Eve, has not ceased. In the progress of the heavenly order coming forth, we have seen the natural realm expressed in the coming forth of the children of Israel. Then, suddenly, on the Day of Pentecost we have seen the coming forth of the spiritual realm expression at the receiving of the sent Holy Spirit in the upper room. Now, another season, another manifestation of God’s progressive order is come, which is, a time for the “fullness of times” realm and expression. Suddenly He shall appear, manifesting the nature of God through these first-fruits. This is a coming forth to cleanse the earth of every tare and then a gathering in of the full harvest. This is a defeating of the enemy in every area of earth as the eternal kingdom of God is established. Have not the prophets of today spoken, declaring a new day, a coming unto a new realm and expression of God? Is this not the season for God to manifest His glory in and through His people? To this, we say yea and amen. Let God’s divine order now reign.

 

 

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“Deliverers Shall Come”

While many people of today are turning away from God’s true word, much of this turning away is the result of a great deception which does not bring forth true satisfaction nor completeness. Therefore this religious deception is leading into increased wickedness and rebellion. This condition, as it mingles among the Christian community’s mind-set, is having a great influence on every level. The religious systems of today, motivated by corporate carnal mind-sets and philosophies of natural minded men are like the children of Israel in their day – dwelling in a place of increasing rebellion. However, with God seeing the need, He has purposed to bring forth deliverers and is now sending them forth. God has purposed that Mount Zion (those who become God’s dwelling place on earth, His sons, with Christ within their spirit and soul) shall be set-apart unto Himself in these last of the last days. On this mount of spiritual maturity (Mt. Zion), a remnant of God’s people are again being gathered to possess the promises of God and lay claim to what is rightfully theirs.

This remnant of God is essentially a holy people, which qualifies them to become the instruments of God against all the workings of the flesh, the fallen nature of man. Obadiah verse 1:17 declares, “But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. This house of Jacob (meaning a supplanter nature), in wrestling with the Lord, receives a name change, from Jacob (supplanter) to Israel (Prince of God). Pointing us to a people who are now receiving, through spiritual maturity, God’s many promises.”

“Possessing our possessions” from the above scripture speaks of a God who can restore, heal, and redeem regardless of the devastation. God’s promise is to give back unto His people all that which the enemy has stolen. That which the enemy stole from man was the mind of Christ, the will of God, the emotions of Christ along with His desires. In this restoration, God shall raise up deliverers, those reestablished in the life of God, to bring judgment to these religious houses of flesh. That is, those who are given over to and yield to the carnal mind. These kingdoms, controlled by the world of humanity, shall again come under the dominion of the one true God. Obadiah verse 1:21, “Then saviors shall come to Mount Zion to judge the mountains of Esau [the product of the carnal flesh realm], and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s”. 

With many people of today rightfully unhappy with what they see taking place in todays organized religious systems, but meanwhile among this unhappy condition, God is moving by His Spirit. Yes, Christ is rising from within a remnant people and taking them out of the mediocre complacent church realm. Herein, in obedience, they are to become a supernatural expression and manifestation of God. Taken from the condition of intoxicating carnal doctrines and traditions, error in vision and with messages full of vomit and filth, God is now imparting unto those who are willing, a revelation. This revelation is purposed to manifest, from within, God’s glorious and miraculous kingdom. A vital key to walking in this pathway of God’s miracles is to stay available to God’s word. John 14:12-13, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in my name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

When blessings come because of your spiritual work, your service, or your ministry, it is tempting to accept that this level of blessings are all that God has for you. But this thinking allows complacency to set in. Instead, refuse to allow the blessings of God’s grace on your work or ministry lead you to think that He may not be ready to do even more in your life. Keep your heart set and ready for the next advancement in and for His kingdom.

God delights in moving His people from grace to grace. God delights in purifying the old flesh man, that He might again cause His Word to become flesh as it manifest through His people. A people that are willing to die to the old flesh man that they might awaken to the life of Christ. In this, they become the word made flesh that today’s populace might likewise behold His glory through them. For this cause, God’s people are to manifest to the fullness all they see and receive from Him. Jesus became that we might also become. John 1:14 and 16, “And the word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. …And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace”.

Fullness comes, but not from the use of any worldly methods. It come only from a meek gentle acceptance of the implanted word of God. God’s word is that for which He desires to take root in the heart of yielded vessels. It is self-deception to believe that God’s goal for His people is merely just to hear or read about Him in the Bible. God’s expectation is that each vessel might experience a transformation of life, through the power and authority of that word, which results in the manifestation of the word received. James 1:22, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” The person who merely hears the word is subject to forget it, while the one who acts upon and continues in the word is blessed to become the expression of that word.

2 Peter 1:10, “Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble.” To avoid the possibility of falling into apostasy, the believer must abound in the moral graces of God. If a person does not grow in virtue, he may lapse into his old sins. Therefore, the believers should live in such a way as to make their calling and election certain. Herein, faith in the will and purpose of God within each vessel will find themselves exercising it daily. Faith is that which takes what God says as being yea and amen, trusting in and knowing the God in whom they serve. To obey God’s Word produces the needed substance necessary to bring forth the visible manifestation of God and His purpose.

Heb. 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Herein is the title deed that secures for us the things hoped for, the ability to see that which Christ is that we might become as He is. What is He but our deliverer? What do we become except deliverers likened unto His likeness and image? That is, becoming a remnant of people coming forth to present and impart deliverance to humankind, through Christ. Love is the platform in which these deliverers stand. A remnant of people who have taken on the characteristic of Luke 10:27, “So he answered and said, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with your entire mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

As revelation comes to affect God’s remnant people, many others might look upon these soon coming deliverers with this declaration, “they are making themselves as god’s.” While there are some who would like to make themselves a God, this remnant people have no such ambitions. Love, which rules their lives, is the motivating factor that has allowed God to bring about a nature change from within them, from the sin nature to the Christ nature. This nature change, in man’s mind, will, emotions, and desires awakens in them the new man, which manifests the likeness and image of God, and His love. This likeness and image enables these overcomers to have dominion over God’s creation as He purposed from the beginning. “Having dominion over” speaks of a people coming forth as deliverers to establish God’s kingdom order in the earth. A people becoming the word made flesh again as the heirs and co-heirs with Christ.

This nature change within man presents the God of creation unto the entire world. Becoming the word speaks of faith that becomes creative in its actions because God presents Himself through these deliverers. Heb. 11:3, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” This word “framed” has the meaning of “to arrange, set in order, equip, adjust, complete what is lacking, make fully ready, repair and prepare.” The worlds or ages, framed by God’s word, and now worked into the nature of God’s remnant people, are that which will make visible the everlasting kingdom of God. A remnant to bring deliverance to a bound creation, that it might again manifest the glory of God.

When speaking of a people becoming deliverers manifesting the glory of God, deliverance authority is that which results in having an ongoing relationship with God by truly knowing Him. A knowing Him is the seeing Him as He is. In seeing Him as He is, we find ourselves becoming the purified ones that overcome temptation and remain pure. 1 John 3:2-3, “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed [removing all deception], we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”

This is a knowing, that in seeing Him unveiled, a transformation into His likeness results in righteous living. Maturing from the place as a child to a mature pure vessel speaks of a maturity that results in the word manifesting itself through the changed vessel. With a remnant glorifying God, the unknowing world of those who do not know God begin to see Christ in the manifestation of His revealed word through the nature of His new creation man. Yes, deliverers shall come.

Gal. 6:1, “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted”. This scripture directs qualified, spiritual equipped believers to minister restoration. A ministry of deliverance that increases as maturity enables the manifested word to have dominion unto all God’s creation. Peter, the apostle declares it in these terms. 2 Peter 1:2-4, “Grace, and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust”.

Partaking of God’s divine nature results in the maturing of His manifesting word within. This manifesting word is the nature that brings deliverance to those trapped and bound by the course nature of this sin cursed world. This deliverance results from sharing a deep spiritual union with Christ. In addition, even now, deliverers have come to maturity and God is sending them forth. The sending of them forth in the days ahead shall be on the increase. Therefore, let us look toward God; for redemption is near us, it is even at the door. John 3:34, “For He Who God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure”. Amen, so be it unto you, come forth.

 

 

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