“But – God’s Pure Language”

Zephaniah, whose name from the Hebrew means, “Hidden of Jehovah”, is a name that points to a truth that God hides from the eyes of carnal man’s understanding until revelation comes by the Holy Spirit. Zephaniah was a contemporary of Jeremiah during a time of revival when King Josiah was reigning. However, while the King was incorporating the law and the rebuilding of Gods legal order ministered to these children of Israel, their moral state remained unchanged. This also points forward to a people of today who are hearing about certain spiritual laws and ways of God’s as they are revealed. Seemingly, while revelation is given, they are not changing to become the revelation. Most of the people remained satisfied with the status quo; therefore, any revival experienced never completes its real purpose. Israel’s moral character, their mind-set, continued to override any change of nature. Lack of change brings forth a stronger bondage that finally leads them into further captivity. Like Israel. captives of another nation or order (another way of life). Likewise, this same type of rebellion exists among the Christian community of today.

Meanwhile, as always, God has for Himself a victorious people. This speaks of His people who separate themselves from those of a rebellious nature to seek only the ways of God. In this, God says to this people, Zeph. 1:7 Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God: for the day of the Lord is at hand: for the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice [looking forward to Jesus Christ], he hath bid [separated, sanctified] his guest. And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord’s sacrifice, that I will punish the princes [deceiving leaders] and the king’s children [rebellious ones], and all such as are clothed with strange apparel [those not putting on the Christ nature].

“Strange apparel” speaks loudly to us as it points to the character of the man as he remains separated from God’s nature and ways. Therefore, man’s character remains unlike Christ. This means that all, which comes from within the man, reveals the condition of his soul. Meanwhile God’s desire is that His kingdom laws, His nature, would rest within and come forth from within the man. This speaks that man’s character, typed as apparel, will manifest the nature of Christ from within the man. Thus, any other nature yielded to and manifesting from within becomes “strange apparel” in God’s eyes.

When the children of Israel rebelled against God’s law, they became a people stripped of God’s ways of living, which is to dress in another order. Proverbs 21:8 declares, The way of man is forward and strange: but as for the pure [those walking in God’s ways], his work is right”. Likewise, the Christian community of today, they have fallen from the lofty place of God’s choosing. She, the church is called to present herself unto the bridegroom as a pure bride but is finding herself in the place wherein “strange apparel” is her dress. This God has warned creation about in declaring that He is coming only after a bride that is dressed in clean pure garments. Eph. 5:27, That He [Christ] 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”.

God, who is omniscient, foresaw that His enemy had but one desire, which is to attack and defeat His church. In this, God has sent His Word to the church that it might become its wall of protection. His Word, when received becomes a spiritual wall to keep the church from the stains of filthy garments, which is “strange apparel” in God’s eyes. Heb. 13:9a, “Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines …What are the spots that Christ speaks of in Eph. 5:27 above? (Read 2 Peter 2:1-22) noting verse 13 and 14, And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceiving’s while they feast with you: having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls; a heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:”.

However, God has for Himself a people of a “pure language”, a remnant that have yielded to any and all necessary changes as they pursue a purpose that has but one desire. That purpose, without compromise, is to allow God freedom to become the complete Lord over their lives. These have a knowing that from before the foundation of this world they, purposed by God, would become His sons. Sons birthed from the church as a first- fruits people to become the visible expression of our invisible Father. Unto these, God has spoken His promises, promises that have continued down through the ages of time until coming to the “last of the last days”. This means that all the promises given to the saints of old are no longer a-far off, but have come to the time of their fulfillment.

In this light of understanding let us consider Heb. 11:13-16, These [the old saints] all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth [what about you?]. For they that say such things [those not citizens of this present world] declare plainly that they seek a country [country – from a root word meaning “Father”, a fatherland]. And truly, if they had been mindful [able to exercise memory, recollect] of that country from whence they came out (to issue out), they might have had opportunity to have returned [to turn back]. But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God [is Christ’ nature becoming your nature?]: for he hath prepared for them a city [the city is the true people of God]”.

The condition of the heart, the soul of the man, during the time of any superficial revival always remains the same. Though many acts and works of the flesh continue, the inward man will remain unchanged. Man’s falling away or remaining away, during any superficial revival, disannuls any opportunity for change. Note the condition in Zeph. 1:12, And it shall come to pass at that time that I will search Jerusalem [Christian community] with lamps, and punish the men who are settled in complacency [conformed or hardened in their evil habits]; who say in their heart, the Lord will not do good, nor will He do evil”. In this, man continues in his downward slide, staying in or reverting to following his own desires at the expense of forsaking God’s ways. Zeph. 1:13, Therefore their goods shall become booty, and their houses [body, soul, spirit] a desolation; they shall build houses [their carnal fruit and offspring], but not inhabit [receive Godly benefits for them] them; they shall plant vineyards [mind-sets], but not drink their wine [not receive Christ life]”.

Are we not seeing among the Christian community of today the same results? The world is seeing the church today as a people who are ritualistic in their activities, individually and collectively, but without any of the power that comes with God’s presence. This speaks of a people whose forms and fashions are but a time of entertainment for self-satisfaction, but meanwhile producing no spiritual benefit for the people. In this, God is not pleased with these conditions. Therefore, man should give much thought to this question, what season, what time, what day of God are we in?

Zeph. 1:14-18, The great day of the Lord is near, it is near and hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the Lord is bitter, these the mighty men shall cry out. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of devastation and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of trumpet and alarm against the fortified cities and against the high towers [denominational walls and various groups of prisoners versus freedom in God’s city]. I will bring distress upon men that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord; their blood shall be poured out like dust and their flesh like refuse. Neither their silver nor their gold [perverted prosperity message] shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of His jealousy. For He will make speedy riddance of all those who dwell in the land”.

Conditions, conditions, and more conditions exist that are adverse to the word of God and His purpose. Therefore, the cries of the Lord sounding throughout the land today are very much like among these backslidden children of Israel. Even as God spoke then He is also speaking today. Zeph. 2:1-3, Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together O undesirable nation, before the degree is issued, or the day passes like chaff, before the Lord’s fierce anger comes upon you, before the day of the Lord’s anger comes upon you! Seek the Lord all you meek of the earth, who uphold His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger”. Do you stand around trying to second-guess God’s Word as given or are you one with a humble obedient nature?

Among this darkness, a light does shine. There is a remnant of hearing people who have heard and believe in the promises of God. Though the whole world is bloated with the poisons of iniquity, a people like Noah are standing as preachers of righteousness to declare and become the light and knowledge of the Lord that shall cover the earth. These, the results of manifested change shall stand as true witnesses of God’s nature, His Spirit and His Word. These have heard the sound of change. They have yielded to Him to become the visible expression of an invisible God. Note God’s declaration of Zeph. 3:8-9 as His cleansing power washes away all poisons to manifest His perfect nature throughout creation. Therefore wait for Me, says the Lord, until the day I rise up for plunder; my determination is to gather the nations to my assembly of kingdoms, to pour on them my indignation, all my fierce anger; all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. For then I will restore to the people a pure language. That they all may call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord”.

What is a “pure language”? For all peoples to speak the same language does not make it pure. For all to have the same doctrinal belief does not make it true. To be influential over many groups of people does not make that language in agreement with God. Education from the greatest universities does not teach us this pure language. All that carnal man has done or shall try to do will not result in man serving God in one accord. What is it that God declares when He states He will restore to a people a “pure language”? God’s word declares that the carnal mind is enmity against God and not subject to Him; therefore, change into a “pure language” speaks of a needed change in man’s ability to think and know. With the mind being a part of man’s soul, a changing of the mind points to and speaks of a necessary change within the soul of man. What is man’s soul? It is the life of man’s mind, his will, his emotions, and his desires. These areas within the perverted sinful soul in all its ways is at enmity against God. It is the product of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that opposes the tree of life. Therefore, the fallen soul stands against the entire nature of God.

With fallen man’s nature manifesting from the soul, this speaks that no man, rather good or evil in man’s sight, manifest God’s nature because of being a fallen vessel. Therefore, a needed change becomes necessary as the man comes to the cross of Christ. The working of the cross progresses onward, through the seven steps of sanctification until dying totally to the fallen nature. These seven steps resurrect the man into God’s new creation nature that speaks of living in the presence of God’s throne-room authority. These seven necessary steps for man are:

  1. The brazen alter – speaks of accepting Christ sacrifice on the cross.
  2. The brass laver – speaks of the washing of God’s Word that cleanses, ushering man into the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
  3. The golden candlestick – is the enlightening of the Holy Spirit, with revelation as He continually baptizes the receiver with the Holy Spirit.
  4. The table of shewbread – speaks of eating the Word of God to bring change within the man. This will change man from yielding to the carnal mind to manifesting the spiritual mind, God’s divine government.
  5. The altar of incense – with the sprinkling of Christ’ blood upon this altar, which, overlaid with gold, speaks of the final death to the old man, to ascend as sweet smelling incense before the Father. This ascension takes place as the altar moves into the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement. This, the man as a moving altar, no longer lives under the dictates of a carnal, sinful fleshly mind and nature but now lives before God’s throne.
  6. The mercy seat – also sprinkled with Christ blood with man birthed into God’s throne-room authority. He now stands before God face to face. These only do Gods bidding because they now have the nature of Christ complete.
  7. The Ark of the Covenant – God’s new creation man that now has God living and dwelling in them as they tabernacle in God. This is God’s eternal purpose, that is God in man and man in God (read 17th chapter of John).

Here is God’s purpose from the beginning, a new creation people who know the changes of God’s seven-steps (completion, purification) of sanctification. This people become those who speak God’s “pure language”, who manifest His nature. These go forth to establish the Kingdom of God as His new heaven and earth come forth into manifestation. The whole of our present-tense world has come to a place wherein it is asking, “Is there any hope?” Know that the trumpets of God have and are sounding out and God’s “pure language” is appearing. While evil abounds, God’s “pure language” shall appear to manifest itself as His new creation people. A people made into His likeness and image.

 

 

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“Books and Seals – Opened”

Consideration must be given concerning just what does it mean when God declares that the kingdom of God is within you? John 18:36 says, Jesus answered, my kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, my servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now my kingdom is not from here.” This word “world” originally had the meaning of “orderly arrangement, adorning, beauty, symmetry and the regularity of the world order.” But now it’s a word used more in light of “the earth contrasted from heaven and points to the secular world.” In the New Testament, “world” describes “a worldly system alienated from and opposed to God, lying in the power of the Evil one.”

With the kingdoms of this world identified as the product of the carnal man in his fallen state, we should understand that carnality flows out from the soul of the fallen man. Fallen man manifests and births a mind-set that separates him from God, which separates him from light and life. Fallen man, in his separation from God, stands apart from all that involves the kingdom of God. However, unto those who have received the sacrifice offered, Jesus Christ, they receive benefits from God’s heaven. Scripture declares that the kingdom of God is within the receiving man. Luke 17:20-21, Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, the kingdom of God does not come with observation nor will they say, see here! Or see there! For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you. This speaks to man of full salvation that brings forth a restored relationship with God. This points to the full potential for His kingdom ruling “within us” as we walk with Him. The Holy Spirit alone causes the anointing of Christ the Messiah to live within us. Therefore, on these terms only, the receiver can say, the kingdom of God is within.

Because carnal man has received teaching and instructions in his maturing processes through the avenues of a fallen world, what man is and what comes from within him, the mind, the will, the emotions and the desires, separate him and his ways from God’s kingdom. God’s kingdom, separated from the world, is that which God calls heaven wherein He dwells in all His glory. When God comes to dwell within the repentant and receiving man, the heavenlies of God, His kingdom comes to abide within. This opens the door into man’s soul to become the sanctified saints through the progressive sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. This progressive changing of the man occurs as the Lamb of God gradually opens unto him the seven seals. This Lamb of God brings redemption to the vessel, a time of restoration and restitution. That which God is within the man is a sealed book until Christ opens the seals. For this cause, the world has not yet seen the real saints of God as they really are. In many cases, the saints themselves have not yet seen the Christ fully enough to become like Him.

As the Holy Spirit moves within a people, He progressively opens one seal at a time until the whole of God’s kingdom from within is manifest, as they become the people who reign with Him. Rev. 5:1 & 9-10, And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne [the throne within receiving man] a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. … And they sang a new song, saying: you are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth”.

When pointing to a people that are sealed, it is speaking of a closed-up people, hidden until the time of their loosening. Then being opened up to reveal and manifest what was sealed and closed within. Scripture speaks to us of such a sealed people, who receiving the salvation supplied by Jesus Christ, they become these unsealed redeemed ones manifesting God’s kingdom. Eph. 1:13-14, In Him you also trusted, after you heard the world of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory”.

Therefore, that which is sealed is a scroll or the book that contains the heavens of God within His people. These heavens are included in the realm of the Spirit where all things of God exist. Concerning the heaven that dwells within the inner man who has received the salvation of God, it affects the mind, the will, the emotions, and the desires of the soul. Likewise, within the man there dwells the book of Life, which is the Life of God restored by the breath of God, which is the Holy Spirit that purchases and restores. In considering the act of redemption, it speaks of deliverance through Christ from evil and the penalty of sin. The price to purchase us from sin, to progressively liberate us from the sin nature, was and is only by Jesus’ blood that He shed.

Made available to humanity is salvation that man might go beyond the carnal realm, which is a going beyond living after the flesh realm. This salvation awakens man to the fact that in Christ, we are no longer in bondage to flesh but we are to be spirit led. With the heavens of God dwelling within, the invitation given to man is to ascend into those same heavens, into the spirit of God, and His kingdom. When Jesus spoke to Mary concerning His Ascension He shares with her as spoken in John 20:17. Jesus said to her, do not cling to me [let go of the flesh man that the spiritual indwelling can take place] for I have not yet ascended to my Father [from the visible physical realm to the invisible spiritual realm within] but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God [His dwelling place within becomes our dwelling place]”. Therefore, Jesus Christ, in His ascension, was ascending deeper and deeper into the realm of the spirit, the kingdom of God purposed to dwell within.

With the kingdom of God within, the statement, concerning the seven seals upon the book speaks to us of “completion, fullness, and perfection.” Therefore, as the seals open up from within the vessel, it progressively brings forth a revealing of completeness, fullness, and perfection. He who awakens the kingdom of God within is the spirit of the Lamb of Christ, as the book of Revelation reveals. Only He can open each seal. (Read again Rev. 5:9-10). As this Lamb nature, through the power of the Holy Spirit, resurrects the fallen soul, the nature of Christ begins to flow from within the vessel. 1 Cor. 6:17, But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” The man, being one spirit with the Lord points to and types the union between a man and his wife, likened to the union between Christ and His church. At salvation, as we separate from the realm of the flesh, we become vessels now quickened and made alive to the Spirit within. The meaning of this quickening is that the Holy Spirit within our spirit progressively resurrects the soul and then the body into the realm of the heavenlies, the kingdom of God.

Acts 3:17-21, Yet now brethren, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He was thus fulfilled [Jesus suffering, death, and resurrection has been accomplished]. Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out [enjoy the refreshing that comes from God’s presence within], so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom the heavens [invisible realm] must receive until the times of restoration of all things which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began”.

It is very important to see that sinful, fallen man had lost all claims to his earlier privilege of rulership under God. Let us remember that restoration alone is the grounds upon which all God’s kingdom privileges and power rest. In restoration, man may again exercise such spiritual ministry with delegated authority concerning rulership. The cross is the sole hope and means for full reinstatement to relationship with God and rulership under Him. That is, to reign in life. Rom. 5:17, For if by the one man’s offense death reined through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life [resurrected living soul] through the One, Jesus Christ.”

The heavens (within our spirits) retain Christ until the time of restoration. Restoration speaks of restitution, which is our re-establishment from a state of ruin. Through the restoration process, God releases Christ from within. Christ, the anointed one, is released to function from within the soul (mind, will, emotion, and desires) and out through the body to become a visible manifestation of an invisible God. This speaks of returning to the original authority of Eden, which is a type of the throne-room of God, the Holy of Holies in the tabernacle. In this releasing, God is coming as a “thief” to steal away man’s doctrines of darkness, carnality, and self. 1 Thess. 5:1-5, But concerning the times and seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, peace and safety! Then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.”

With the day of the Lord being our day, the Lord in our lives is taking away the gods of the flesh. These gods of the flesh are the gods of good and evil, the life of the fallen soul. In taking away this god, the God of creation makes us one in Him. The greater truth is that God comes to man’s house (that which men are – their life-style) that He might build His house (His nature manifesting from within). Therefore, an opening is among the people. While most of the Christian community is rejecting His coming to dwell within them, nevertheless He continues to come, desiring to open up the books and the seven seals of perfection and completion. 1 Thess. 5:9, “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Heaven and God’s kingdom is within, hidden away until the lamb opens the seals which releases the invisible God from within. This release reveals the Christ (head and His many member body) to the entire world. Yes, the elect of God is even now coming forth to express Christ in the earth.

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“Birthed into His Presence”

The seventh month had arrived and among the children of Israel, a change was beginning to take place. All the activities of a normal day of life were changing as a new sound began coming forth to affect them. Suddenly, “trumpets” began to sound out that a time had arrived for them to become a holy convocation before God. This speaks of doing no customary work of the normal day, but to offer up an offering consumed by fire, unto the Lord. The blowing of this trumpet was a memorial that was to take place once every year. However, we should also note that something different would also happen after each forty-nine-year cycle, when on the fiftieth year another increased event would take place.

This increased event, coming ten days later in the same month on the fiftieth year, following the “sounding of trumpets”, was another special day called the Day of Atonement. This day was also a day when the normal day’s activities were set aside for not only a Sabbath day, but also a call that was to affect the souls of men. Here they were invited to humble themselves before God and worship Him alone. This, God’s “Day of Atonement” speaks of a time of reconciliation for the guilty by divine intervention and sacrifice. God commanded this feast for the purpose of divine forgiveness and restoration, the results of the sacrifice given.

While the children of Israel were to respond and participate in these yearly feasts, with ever seventh year being a year of Sabbath rest, another certain day was coming which would surpass all the other seventh year Day of Atonement. Again, as with the other forty-nine yearly Day of Atonement the trumpet would sound throughout the land, but now the blowing of the trumpets would sound out on the tenth day of the seventh month during this fiftieth year. Every vessel throughout the land of Israel would begin to hear this sound has they responded with joy knowing that a sound of liberty had come for all the needing inhabitants. This was a day of excitement, because the trumpets proclamation of liberty was to those who had lost their inheritance, with many becoming servants or slaves somewhere during the prior forty-nine-year period, mostly because of indebtedness and other reasons. This particular trumpet also meant that a people would be returning to their inherited lands, that which had been lost was now to be returned to them, which means a returning of the land (pointing to a time of resurrection) back to its original purpose.

Lev. 25:9-10 & 13, “Then you shall cause the trumpet of Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you: and each of you shall return to his possessions, and each of you shall return to his family. … In this year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possessions”. This is speaking to us and pointing us to a time when all that man lost, because of man’s fall all the way back to Adam, is to be repossessed. This includes liberty to those enslaved with all property restored to the original owner. Included is the remitting of all debt to the indebted and rest was restored to the land. In all this, it is important for us to see clearly that this Year of Jubilee, the Day of Atonement, is but a figure of the mission of Christ, His head with His body that consist of many members.

God’s chosen priesthood ministry, as revealed through Jesus Christ, is to have its complete fulfillment in the completed Christ. The Christ which includes Jesus the Head with His many member body. Thus, a revealed understanding is given that a season of Jubilee is again sounding out for that purpose. This sounding out, even as proclaimed in Isa. 61:1-3, is pointing to a many member Christ, anointed for its complete fulfillment. “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified”.

In this, Jesus Christ became the head of His body, which now is to include a body of people consisting of many members. These many members shall likewise follow Him into that holy priesthood of God. This people are the chosen of God and they are to become His light in the world. 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”.

Let us now consider the chain of events that take place involving the High Priest on this Day of Atonement. (Read Heb. 9:1-7). We need to see the importance of that piece of furniture in the holy place called the Altar of Incense. This Altar of Incense (the golden censer) is the article of transition, the piece of furniture that is taken from the Holy place into the Holy of Holies of the tabernacle. This is pointing to an overcoming company of sons who shall enter in corporately with Jesus our High Priest as this altar (the censer) moves beyond the veil. This moving altar is the fulfillment of the Day of Atonement, which is drawing near and is even now upon us. Here we speak of a time of complete restoration and the birthing of God’s man-child, the results of the year of Jubilee. This birthing involves a maturing process that begins in the Outer court, then a sanctification through the Holy place realm. Then, to finally know a complete birthing into the presence of God. This is a birthing, a standing in God’s Holy of Holies, His throne-room. Herein this overcoming people stand in the throne room authority of God to receive from Him the fullness of their inheritance and to know the reality of the Feast of Tabernacles.

Is this the reason that creation groans today? Are not these many sons of God even now hearing the trumpet sounding out their year of Jubilee Atonement wherein a birthing is taking place unto its completeness? Rom. 8:18-23, “For I consider that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly awaits the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope [the Holy place is that realm of hope], because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body”.

In all these things, the trumpets, the moving of the Altar of Incense (golden censer) and the standing before God in the Holy of Holies is drawing for us a picture of the complete fulfillment of God’s spiritual Day of Atonement and the Year of Jubilee, birthing a people into the Feast of Tabernacles. Let’s now consider the fact that Jesus Christ, the head of Christ’ many member body, has become the fulfiller of all these events. In fulfilling these events, He now sets with God in His throne room authority releasing the fulfillment of these events in and throughout His body (the Feast of Tabernacles). Thus, we have times and seasons established by God for such fulfillment. Where are we, God’s people now and what season are we in? While the Children of Israel followed and became the expression of these natural events, and with the church having received His divine order for the spiritual expression, that is those who have receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit for sanctification, what is next?

Could it not be said, that the true church is likened unto a spiritual womb and has, in union with Christ in the holy place, became pregnant and is now being brought to a time of delivery? With this being a truth, the true church is now in the season for her delivery. It is now time for her man-child, as revealed in Rev. twelfth chapter, to know its birthing. This birthing shall change the course of this world and all upon it.

God’s Year of Jubilee is the season that is again come upon us. This speaks that trumpets are beginning to sound as a people, those hearing these sounding trumpets, are responding to fulfill this event. This means for us that God’s first-fruits are becoming the fulfilled expression of this Altar of Incense. This has the meaning for us in that these first-fruits are now making the final sacrifice needed to birth such a man-child. These, freely positioned upon the altar, much like Abraham’s son Isaac, to remove the old fallen nature and move totally into the nature of the risen Christ. That is, the sacrifice that God supplies in our place, the lamb slain before the foundation of the world, has been totally accepted by God and is being fulfilled in Christ many member body.

With the trumpets now sounding throughout the earth, the Altar of Incense is now moving. Along with the High Priest, Jesus Christ, this Altar of Incense birthing moves them into the Holy of Holies, into the presence of the Almighty God. This same first-fruits company, those who have willingly died to self upon the Altar of Incense are birthed into God’s presence. This is speaking of a spiritual moving into a new dimension with God as these now stand in God’s throne room authority. A people with the nature of Christ because of resurrection’s power that replaces the fallen nature of Adam. The Christ nature in this new creation is now to minister and establish the kingdom of God unto all the earth.

The outcome of this throne room authority means that the kingdom of Babylon, which has established itself throughout the earth, is to know destruction. Who and what are these modern day Babylonian kingdoms. They are the political, economic and carnal religious kingdoms that seek to rule over all the earth. However, because of the ministry of these man-child authorities, the throne room of God dwellers, Babylon and all it is shall fall. Rev. 18:2-5, “And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury. And I heard another voice from heaven saying, come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities”.

The Day of Atonement and year of Jubilee has come and a sounding out of the trumpets is blowing throughout the land. Unto those who are hearing and responding to this trumpet sound, a movement is taking place. This is a movement into another realm of God, which declares and manifest that a birthing has taking place. Now this man-child, birthed unto God, moves by the Spirit into the presence of God. Herein, in God’s presence, this new creation man is becoming a people who now dwell in God’s throne room authority, which is a moving from one dimension of God into another. These are not being removed from the sight of man, but rather they are manifesting the fullness of God’s nature upon earth.

In this, they establish the kingdom of God as the Christ and His body is to now rule over all the earth. Now is the season for His appearance, as the Christ appears in and through His body of people. Unto this, we say again, a birthing into God’s presence is now come. Thus, a loud declaration is coming forth, come forth you sons come forth. Rom. 8:22-23, “For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit [Holy place], even we ourselves groan within ourselves eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our bodies [moving into the Holy of Holies]”. A people birthed into His throne-room presence, His kings and priest.

 

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“Being of Spiritual Value – A Measuring Rod”

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”.

What is it that God expects from His church of today? God’s purpose from the beginning was, and continues to be, is to create for Himself the perfect man. With the time and season we find ourselves in now, with many seasons having already come and gone, the season of perfection is now upon God’s creation. “The perfect man” as stated above, with the word “perfect” stating “God’s level of spiritual value”. This word has the meaning of and refers to “that which has reached an end, that is, finished, complete, and perfect. Concerning God’s people, it signifies consummate (complete and perfect) soundness, a being made whole, coming into maturity”. Therefore, it speaks of being complete as to that which manifests God’s true spiritual values and purpose.

In this, God’s values and purpose, we need to consider, what was and continues to be the purpose of God’s entity called the church? What is it that God purposed for its birthing and what is to be its fruits? While the visible church, as the world looks upon it during our day and time, is a people who have seemingly become a powerless group. This church is mostly become a group that expresses a mind-set that has melded itself into the mind-set that comes forth from the carnal minded dictators that rule the world (political, economic and religious) in general. The coming forth of this type of mind-set is that which has become the educator for most of today’s ministers. These mostly promote numerical growth without maintaining any degree of righteousness or spiritual guidance as it comes from God. Is this corrupt existence and manifestation what Christ desired for the church when birthing it on the day of Pentecost?

Could it be said, for the most part, that the church has not stayed completely separated from the world as Paul stated was God’s purpose and desire? Is it not so, that the true Christian, while in the world, they are not to be motivated by or a part of this worlds system? Could this mean that while the world has a standard established for the type of life man is to live, God has also established a standard for His people, one that is to make them of a different spirit and life? With a standard established by God for man to live, this standard only produces spiritual value when the man is exercising obedience toward it. While man has been given the right to choose the life-style he desires to live, freedom given as the results of God’s love, man becomes spiritually valuable only when walking in obedience to Christ stature of perfection, His standard of life in the Holy Spirit.

Humanity, in the authority given unto him by God, has yielding to God’s enemy and created a world for themselves that expresses itself in many arenas. These expressions of humankind are through the arenas of politics, religion, the economy, education, art and entertainment, health and social welfare, and freedom of ownership. These arenas display the nature of man as each person relates to one another in forming the culture of society that each man lives in. In all that, man has established for himself the life he chooses to live and a need to ask himself this question. Does the life chosen have and is it of any spiritual value?

Man has set within his existence many levels of value that plays a part in the many arenas in which he involves himself. In these areas, man prioritizes the level of importance each section should take in the involvement of his life. Remember, each arena involved in man’s life influences his make-up as to that which drives him in establishing his life-style. Herein, what value does the man place upon any part of each arena?

In considering each part of man’s involvement, these arenas manifest and are the product of carnality or spirituality according to each person’s make-up or nature. What nature is the motivating factor in their lives? Among the world in general, without any relationship with God, all these arenas are the product of man’s unregenerate fallen soul. Thus, man lives in a world, with many expressed arenas, that are the products of men and his darken soul, his mind, his will, his emotions and his desires. Thus, a darken world filled with gross darkness upon their minds (pointing to a lack of knowledge concerning God’s word). The important question to ask, should the Christian community allow these darken souls to educate them as to the order of their Christian life-style? In this, darkness is the influence and therefore we see a fulfillment as declared by the prophet Isaiah in Chapter 60:2a, “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people …”

However, as we continue to read in Isaiah, God, while declaring such a time of darkness He has likewise proclaimed that He would bring forth, through His people, a light of great value. Isa. 60:1 & 2b, “Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. …But the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you”. Herein, God places upon and within His people that for which He places value in. Note, that in God’s ultimate purpose, darkness has no Godly spiritual value. For this cause, God Himself sent forth His Begotten Son as a sacrifice in which, when received, humanity is delivered from this state of gross darkness. Remember, gross darkness has no spiritual value. Gal. 1:4 states, “Who [Jesus] gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age according to the will of our God and Father”.

Deliverance is that for which God the Father has purposed for us. Deliverance received is the completed work of Jesus Christ on the cross, a finished work legally accomplished when Jesus declared, “it is finished”. Thus, something God’s people should take a hard look at when considering that which is spiritually valueless and that which He deems of great spiritual value. Gal. 6:14, “But God forbid that I should boast [glory] except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world”. Paul, declaring this truth for all who would read and understand the work needed for all Christians everywhere. That is, to allow the death of Jesus Christ on the cross to take effect in their lives, that they might know and experience being crucified to the worlds influences and its influences unto them.

The world that rules over most of humanity is a world that manifests itself and is controlling the mind-sets of most of humankind. The arenas of man’s existence, the political, the religious, the economics, the realm of education, the arts and entertainment, the health and social welfare, along with the freedom of ownership has been the main desire of man. This meaning that their purpose of existing is to be a part of this worlds mind-set. While these arenas may be necessary for expression and well-being, the very men who rule over them corrupt them. That is, the policies of each arena, while proclaiming themselves as the needed institutions for man’s well-being, they have in fact become arenas of expression and involvement that has no spiritual value.

They, these arenas, are now denying the very God who purposed them while many desire to do away with Him completely. Meaning that without the Spirit of God being in complete leadership, these arenas now pervert and deny God His place of purpose. Was not God’s purpose, established before the creation of man, that man under God, was to have dominion, man was to be fruitful and multiply while filling the earth with like kind persons who would have rulership under God? However, man fell and the earth became polluted because man has birthed from himself a world without God as these same men seek to do away with God completely.

Therefore, the corrupted world as we know it is one in need of a Savior. In this, the God of heaven, the creator of all things, has supplied this Savior through the act of His love. God’s process in dealing with mankind down through the ages finally brought forth Jesus Christ as He made an appearance. His purpose, to offer up Himself for mankind to have a way to be restored and thus bringing them into a new world. A restored world filled again with God’s order of the perfected creation, even as the realms of heaven, God’s dwelling place. Luke 11:2, “So He [Jesus] said to them, when you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.

God’s delight then is to restore the earth, the world of mankind back into that realm of perfect peace, joy and completeness in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the agent and entity that God, through Jesus Christ, is using for the building of this new world. Building it upon Jesus as its sure foundation. For this cause, God has purposed the church to become a spiritual womb in the process of birthing His new creation. But because the arena of religion has become a part of the corrupt worlds system without any true spiritual value, God has left instructions which most of the Christian community has forsaken and/or denied as even being from God and not necessary for today’s church.

Luke 24:46-49, “Then He [Jesus] said to them, thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins shall be preached in His name [nature] to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. 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”. “Power from on high” is the receiving of the Holy Spirits ability, as instructed by Jesus, to enable them to have His power. This Holy Spirit is that agent which God would send to them, His supernatural power given to fulfill each receiving person’s mission. What is this power, His purpose and presence? The Holy Spirit is God’s agent to enable each vessel to become involved only with that which has spiritual value concerning God.

It remains that while the law of sin and death rules most of the world, with few exceptions; each arena contains no real spiritual value. The arena of carnal religion is that darkened entity, which most of humanity sees as the church. A people in need of knowing true and complete restoration. Why is this so? Because there is a true church which is God’s chosen entity from which He shall birth a man-child to establish a new world order. This is speaking of a truth in recognizing that each arena, ruled over by darkness shall fall as the light of God’s true church sweeps away all the darkness of sin and death. Know that God begins to reveal this truth as God speaks to and through Jeremiah the prophet.

Jer. 1:9-10, “Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: 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”. Again, this truth appeared on the Day of Pentecost when the sending of the Holy Spirit came to empower the church in fulfilling its God given purpose. This empowerment is that which carnal minded men seek to set aside and rob from the church. Taken away from them all that enables them in becoming vessels of spiritual value.

Acts 2:1-4, “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance”. This is the needed power spoken of by Jesus in the book of Luke and is still necessary today for the church to become and remain an entity of spiritual value. This Holy Spirit is a needed and necessary source of power that has never changed. Unto those who try to rule and have dominion without Him, the spiritual value of the Christian community loses its value to God and the ability to maintain obedience to God alone.

Could this be the reason why we see so much darkness around us today? Darkness remains because the leaders who sit within religious circles mostly have received their education from the carnal perversions of a fallen religious world. These leaders promote carnality for and by the masses. The church, God’s people called to be a light sit upon a hill, have become a Christian community ruled over by trained and learned men of carnal humanistic self-help experiences. Promoting programs that increase the darkness of this age, sitting aside God to become their own gods. Therein, all the arenas of humanity’s existence live according to the worlds promoted systems of corruption. Lining up with that worldwide system called Babylon, which is destined to fall.

Rev. 18:2-5, “And he cried with a loud voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury. And I heard another voice from heaven saying, come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities”.

Reread Luke 24:46-49 above and take note of the time in which we live. This is now the third day from Christ when a man-child, through a resurrection in the soul, is now to be birthed. This man-child manifest, in the nature of Christ, is purposed to establish God’s kingdom on earth. Where are such a people as this? Are they not even now beginning to know their birthing as they, filled with the power of God’s anointed nature, are establishing such a kingdom? With the carnal world’s arenas of existence, along with most of the Christian community remaining carnal Christians, they have incorporating the ways of the world into their gatherings of ritualistic orders and traditions and are of no spiritual value.

In this God is not pleased and therefore a call comes forth from heavenly places. A first-fruit people are arising and beginning to shine because, they partake not of all this world’s activities which have no spiritual value. These first-fruits of God are responding only to the power of God’s Holy Spirit in all things. With the corrupted arenas of politics, religion, the economy, education, art and entertainment, health and social welfare, with freedom of ownership corrupted; God’s word declares that it shall collapse. In these fallen corrupted arenas, God shall resurrect each arena to a place of restoration, to take on spiritual value. Thus, establishing God’s kingdom and restoring each arena into that which expresses Gods completed purpose.

The measuring rod is that which each vessel becomes as they express God’s perfect man in the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. In this, we are to become a people, separated from this world of things that have no spiritual value, into those who have become vessels of God. These are those who now put their hands only to the things of God. In this, man does away with carnality, with rituals and ceremonies, with carnal humanistic doctrines, self-helps and carnal traditions as the Holy Spirit imparts life to re-establish these arenas into that which affects the world in all areas. This restoration speaks of having spiritual value in God’s glory alone. Note that the old world is a world of fleshly habits and carnal training while God’s world is one of being lead totally by the Holy Spirit. Honesty tells us that the world as we know it needs a cleansing. The cleansing must start among the Christian community until each vessel knows the enabling power of the Holy Spirit dwelling and manifesting Himself from within. This requires a resurrection within the vessel himself and then a manifesting of Christ nature from within to affect the whole of creation. In this, we see a birthing, a coming forth of God’s new created man to stand in and for Him in all things. Therefore, touch not those carnal orders that have no spiritual value and become a part of God’s measuring rod unto the entire world. Man can accomplish this by allowing the Holy Spirit His rights of ministry within them, to recognize that all the orders, rituals, ceremonies and traditions of men have no spiritual value while dwelling in carnality. Herein, release the cross and Christ sacrificial death to do a cleansing work within. In this, man shall begin to live, being established in God’s kingdom as vessels of great spiritual value.

 

 

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“Assembling His Kingdom of Priest”

The present day movement taking place around the throne-room of God is the results of a certain time and season, ordained by God, that has come upon His people. This movement is one that is completing the purification process that is finding its completion in a people. That is, a coming forth of a certain people whom, through complete humility, they have yielded to God’s progressive work of sanctification. In this, we speak of a certain people manifesting that time of completion, which manifest that which is perfect. 1 Cor. 13:9-10, “For we know [by experience] in part [from God], and we prophesy in part [from God]. But when that which is perfect [reached its end, completion and initiated] is come, then that which is in part shall be done away [brought to naught].” A declaration from a faithful God concerning a definite change in the manifestation of the portion He reveals. Thus, a manifesting of Christ through a certain people according to that which God has imparted. This impartation is the increase that is now initiating through His people. These are the appearing of the first-fruits harvest of His kingdom.

1 Peter 2:9-10 declares an agreement concerning this certain people, “But you are a chosen generation [race], a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people [God’s possession or acquisition – Read Eph. 1:14], that you should show forth the praises [virtues] of Him who hath called you out of [the world and the lesser in-part order] darkness into [reaching the goal] His marvelous light: which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God; which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” With the true church being spiritual Israel, the true sons of Abraham, these have accepted the finished work of Christ on the cross. These are now His chosen ones with a designated God given purpose. These, picked out from a larger group for special services, are the believers and recipients of God’s favor through the election by God’s grace. Know that “Grace” is not freedom given to continue sinning but rather an impartation from God to help the receiver overcome the sin nature.

Becoming a “royal priesthood” speaks of a redeemed people becoming ones with a kingly nature. A nature resurrected after the nature of Christ and one that is rooted in God. This speaks of deliverance through the blood of the Lamb with the promise of dominion unto its completion. A growing in God’s kingdom authority while it purifies and keeps a people humble before their King Jesus Christ. Rev. 1:5-6, “And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead [dead bodies or corpses in the grave], and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins [a past failing to hit the mark] in His own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”

“Kings and priests”, are a standing in God that gives perspective on this people’s authority and duty. This also speaks of effectively advancing unto kingship in the kingdom of God. This places a race of people, the reborn in spirit, soul and body, into God’s delegated authority that extends and administrates the power of His rulership. As priests, the mission is to attend to God’s purpose faithfully. This is the authority of Christ within the believer in standing before Gods throne, worshiping the Lamb and exalting Him in praise (virtue), which increases God’s eternal kingdom.

Today’s throne-room movement is now bringing forth an increased manifestation as to the results of that which God purposed to bring forth. This movement is resulting in a people receiving and becoming a people likened unto Jesus who came forth as the Word made flesh. John 1:4 also points to a people born again, who have become God’s first-fruits, His body upon the earth. “And the Word was made [became] flesh [a new expression of His being], and dwelt [tabernacle] among us, and we beheld His glory [Shekinah], the glory as the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” First, the great need, the need that humanity has for a Savior. A Savior, when once received, He progressively purifies and changes the receiver until achieving God’s perfect purpose. Here the work of the Holy Spirit, through the cross, within yielded vessels continues until completion. Completion is resulted within as humility receives, obeys and releases its completed work.

Let us take note of one of the visions seen by Zechariah that portrays for us a type that also points to the cleansing and completion of that which God has purposed for today. The season and time upon us is releasing a movement within God’s throne-room and is bringing forth His purposed purification. Does not God’s Word declare that the kingdom of God is within? Where is God’s throne-room (authority) concerning the man, but God within His kingdom that is within the receiving man? These are God’s kingdom of priest made ready and released to rule under God in the establishing of His eternal kingdom. This kingdom is first established within the individual vessel who will then reach out to humanity throughout the earth, even unto the eternal ages.

From Zechariah, the prophet used by God for the purpose of restoration during a time when captive Israel was returning to the land promised by God. In this, let us consider that God’s High Priest for Israel at their time of restoration was Joshua, whose name means “the anointed savior”. Joshua, who is the son of Josedech, a name from the Hebrew that means, “Jehovah is righteous”. This depicts for today’s saints another time of restoration and points to another manifestation of a priesthood (sons of righteousness) that shall know the completion of God’s purpose in restoring His creation. In this, let us consider the season humanity is in today. Just where are God’s people of today in the timing of God’s eternal plan?

Hosea 6:1-2 speaks to us of such a season as promised from God concerning His time of restoration. “Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up. After two days [with 1 day = 1000 years, the two days’ point to 2000 years from Christ sacrifice till today] will He revive [bring us back to true life] us: in the third day [now a people are moving into the third 1000-year day from the sacrifice] He will raise us up, and we shall live [a life of resurrection] in His sight.” This scripture points to God’s new creation people who resemble the resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. This scripture also draws attention to the standing forth of God’s kingdom of priest. These stand before Him in His throne-room (God’s place of power and authority) to complete God’s time of transforming His priests.

In considering again Joshua the high priest, Zechariah reveals for creation the events that are happening in this our season, our time of being restored. As priest with purpose, God is finding for Himself a willing people as He finishes up and completes in them the fullness of Jesus’ sacrifice (righteous sons), a sacrifice made available when He declared, “it is finished”. John 19:30, “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, it is finished: and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost [moved back into the God-head order].”

Again, when considering our season in God, a currant event which He has released and is finishing, in the completion of His purpose as Zechariah 2:13 – 3:1-3 speaks. “Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord: for He is raised up out of His holy habitation [the true saints are His habitation]. And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan [the accuser] standing at his right hand to resist him [to be his adversary]. And the Lord said to Satan, the Lord rebuke thee O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem [the saints] rebukes thee: is not this a branch plucked out of the fire? Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments [sin nature], and stood before the angel.” While qualifying and standing before God incomplete, God, as with Joshua, is now accomplishing today that final change, purifying His first-fruits.

Note the pre-existing condition as to the results of a natural birthing with a sin nature, but a nature which has entered into the sanctifying processes of God. These ones know the needful washing from the influence of that sin nature. Ones that humble and submit to the finishing work of the Holy Spirit to incorporate fully the finished work made available through Jesus Christ and His sacrifice. The promise given is that which appropriates the fullness of restoration made available to the saints when Jesus said, “it is finished”.

Isa. 4:2-4, “In that day shall the Branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth [the first-fruits of Christ] shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped [delivered from corruption] of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion [God’s dwelling place in earth within man – His glory], and he that remained in Jerusalem [true church], shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living [destined for a life in Christ] in Jerusalem: when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged [cast out] the blood [guilty mind-set of the sin nature] of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit [blast] of judgment, and by the spirit [blast] of fire [that which purifies].” With this appearing, we see the manifesting of Christ through His branch when He has total rulership within the vessels over all the sin nature, a nature that has completely lost its power and authority from within.

God’s Holy Spirit has prevailed; He has taken control over the yielded vessel to know the realm of ascension as they stand in the presence of God’s throne-room for this final change. This depicts the present tense activity of God in preparing to present His priestly remnant before all creation. Zechariah 3:4-5, “And He [the Lord] answered and spoke unto those that stood by [the ministering spirits] that stood before him, saying, take away the filthy [corrupt body of the sin nature] garments from him. And unto him He said, behold, I have caused thine iniquity [perverseness – crooked nature] to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with a change of raiment [clothed in righteousness – Christ nature]. And I said. Let them set a fair MITRE [pure, clean turban, mind of Christ] upon his head. So they set a fair MITRE upon his head, and clothed him with garments and the angel of the Lord stood by.”

Herein understanding makes clear for humanity that righteousness comes not in our own strength or merit to do good. However, righteousness comes by the power of the Holy Spirit and Jesus’ sacrifice. Sins filthiness can only know a removal from creation through that finished work of the cross and the washing of His blood. Therefore, it is only unto a people of humility and obedience that “it is finished” becomes a complete reality. Herein stands a kingdom of priest who live in the power and authority of the throne-room. Here appears a priesthood who stand before God as overcomers who have the sin-nature eradicated completely as God changes their garments, a people who manifest the nature of Christ.

This speaks of a passing away of the sin-nature, that which has held its sway upon creation because darkness has settled upon the minds and nature of creation. With darkness ruling over humanity, but with God healing and smiting the darkness within the man who desires to live for Him, another day is upon us. This is a day when God is reviving His remnant to a God-life from the death realm. This is a day when a purified holy righteous priesthood appears because God is raising them up to live in His sight. A new natured priesthood that now, moving in the mind of Christ, appears upon the earth with the anointed seven-fold spirit of God manifesting from them. This seven-fold spirit of God shall again manifest the word of God in spirit and truth. These are the body of Christ manifesting spirit and truth as God’s two witnesses, dwelling in the same spirit as God’s first-born Son Jesus Christ. Isa. 11:1-2, “There shall come forth a rod [sprout] out of the stem [stump] of Jesse, and a Branch [shoot] shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.”

Lest we so easily dismiss this truth, let us remember and stand upon the prayer that Jesus prayed in preparation for His return to the Father. John 17:22-23, “And the glory which thou gives Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect [perfected] in one, and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them as thou hast loved me.” Here Christ Jesus identifies His people with Himself. He, praying for this day, acknowledges a season when His kingdom of Priest stand manifesting His nature throughout creation. For what purpose but that the world may know that God the Father sent forth the Son. A Son of His birthing becoming many in number and sent forth to establish God’s kingdom throughout all of creation. First, God ruling within them as they become kings and priest who then establish the kingdom of God upon the earth. Is this day, the day of His vengeance, they bring forth God’s glory throughout the earth.

2 Peter 1:3-4, “According as His divine power [the power to reproduce itself] hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue; whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” The assembling of His kingdom of Priest is now come. These Priest come to appear in the earth and establish, with God, His kingdom upon the earth. Today is the day of full salvation to be manifested in His kingdom.

 

 

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“Ascension Time is Upon Us”

The visible church, as it is looked upon by the world in general, is seen as being but a building erected by man to entertain their own religious ideals. These ideals are rituals promoted for self and others of like-kind beliefs. Their interest usually lay within the confines of carnal thoughts and expressions to hold and captivate the people to their own philosophy concerning their personal religion. This structured organized arena the world calls the church, through many of them, has promoted their own doctrinal ritual’s above God’s Word. Among some of them they are removing Christ completely from their circles. With the world’s condition, in general, being a reflection of the condition of this humanistic church structure, we see a great need within the church itself. A church that the scripture classifies has a people having a form of godliness while denying the true God as having any power or authority in their midst.

Seasons have come and gone since the birthing of God’s church on the Day of Pentecost some 2000 years ago. During this span of time, the carnal mind has made inroads into what is now known as church order. But God’s Word, as spoken today by the few, is exposing the carnal church orders faulty condition. Rev. 17:1, And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, come hither; I will show unto you the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters.” This great whore, the condition of the fallen, rebellious, unclean church, sits upon these many waters is identified clearly in Rev. 17:15, “And he said unto me, the waters which you saw, where the whore sits, are people, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.”

This great whore, as revealed, represents the many carnal Christians and organizations that reject Christ and continual misuse of His word. They love the things of this world more than the things of God. These many read scriptures only to learn about and to support their many private doctrines, but the truth eludes them. Why? But because of their manifested stand, mostly against the Holy Spirit, in stubbornness and their pride of self-importance.

Even as Israel played the harlot with the gods of other nations, the Christian Community today is also playing the harlot with the activities of this world. Her ministers become men pleasers and pleasure seekers while rejecting the need to sell out completely to Christ. 2 Tim. 3:1-7, “This know also, that in the last days’ perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lust, every learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of truth.”

This harlot church, in making a pact with the world, receives the lies of the false prophet and the antichrist as they desire to deny facing any trials and tribulation that the spoken and revealed truth of God’s word causes her. Rev. 12:16, “And the earth [carnality and self-will, the carnal mind] helped the women [true church], and the earth [carnal minded church] opened her mouth and swallowed up the flood [words, a flood of destructive lies sent to separate the harlot carnal church from the true church] which the dragon cast out of his mouth.” The receiving of Satan’s lies is a form of spiritual fornication because Satan is in those lies. Believing Satan’s lies form the beast that rises up out of the sea (the heart of the carnal church) to reveal the true nature of carnal Christians. Rev. 13:1, “Then I stood on the sand of the sea [heart of the carnal church]. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.” Thus, this beast church goes forth to do battle with God’s true church, the women that birthed the man-child.

Concerning this, let us take note that from out of the women church God births a man-child, the first-fruits of God who shall rule with Him. These first-fruits are caught up into God and His throne and now stand with Christ in His glory. Rev. 12:5, “And she brought forth a man-child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne [moving into God’s throne-room authority – Christ nature].” In this caught up experience we must remember a promise from God, a promise of entering into a time of rest.

Heb. 4:9-10, “There remains therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into His rest [the Holy Spirit alone does the work], he also has ceased from his own works, even as God did from His.” How can this be, when we as humanity recognize the weaknesses of the sin nature that is at work in and around us continually? Could it be that Christ sanctifies and sets apart a people, enabling them to stand before Him who is a consuming fire? The Holy Spirit continues to purify yielded vessels until they are spiritually mature and stand with God as He appears through them. Malachi 3:1-2, “Behold, I will send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me, and the Lord, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to His temple [God’s people are His temple] even the messenger of the covenant, whom you delight in: behold He shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. But who may abide [endure] the day of His coming? And who shall stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fuller’s soap.”

As a refining fire, the holiness of Christ exposes all the carnality that dwells within man as well as all creation. Because God is even now finishing the building of His temple, which we are, a people are now awakening to the reality of God’s promises that He alone accomplishes through the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:3-4, “According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness [not a form of godliness] through the knowledge of Him that hath called us into glory and virtue; whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, have escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

Thus, ascension, an awakening is taking place within the vessels as to whom they are as they now are dwelling with God in His place of glory. This people walk the earth manifesting the invisible God to and among the visible world. Isa. 11:1-2, “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: and the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.” That which God reveals through the indwelling Holy Spirit and Christ Jesus, God will now manifest through the spirit, soul and body of His Man-child Company.

This seven-fold spirit of God speaks of His fullness within the seed, which Christ is within. In this He matures and brings forth the fruit of that seed. This fruit is that for which Jesus prayed for as it brings forth the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ from within them, manifesting the perfect man. John 17:5 & 22, “And now, O father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was. … And the glory which thou gave me I have given them, that they may be one, even as we are one.”  Eph. 4:13 reveals the act of man’s progressive growth, an on-going ascension, until the full mature measure is manifest, “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect [complete, full grown] man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”

The ascension, a realm of glory that manifest from God’s dwelling place of glory, is His throne-room. A people birthed into that place of authority, which manifest through the completed man, his spirit, soul, and body. This man is a glorified saint measured unto the fullness of Christ and sent into the world in the spirit without measure. John 3:34, “For he whom God hath sent speaks the words of God; for God gives not the Spirit by measure unto him.”

Ascending unto the presence of God is now upon God’s true church. The bride of Christ is awakening to His coming as He appears through the man-child who manifests the glory of God and brings separation between the carnal church and the purified bride. This bride is awakening to the glory of Christ’ revealing as they are prepared to take the land. Remember Joshua and the day that God spoke of in Joshua 3:5 concerning the time to take the land, “And Joshua said unto the people, sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”

Speaking of God’s eternal purpose points to the day of God’s eternal power and life being within and upon His people. A people whose lives reveal unto the world, that is from Gods promised elect, as they manifest that authority. These are glorified by God to fulfill that purposed priesthood and God’s peculiar possession for His glory. 1 Peter 2:9-10, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that you shall show forth the praises [virtues] of Him who hath called you out of darkness [spiritual ignorance] unto His marvelous light [underived and absolute – becoming God’s glory]: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” Remember, as a royal priesthood, we are not a part of the order of the law of death, the Levitical Priesthood, but rather are a part of the priesthood of God’s eternal endless power. Heb. 7:3, “Without father, without mother, without descent [no longer a part of that which is of the earth, earthly], having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God, abiding a priest continually.”

This time of ascension is a time of glorification for the man-child to know a birthing into the likeness of the Son of God. The ascension one’s are a people receiving the throne-room authority of God, continually standing in His glory as a fire of purification establishes His eternal kingdom on the earth. Are you hearing the trumpet that is sounding out this call, saying, come up hither and behold the glory of God? Rev. 4:1-2, “After this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were a trumpet talking with me, which said, come up hither, and I will show you things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the Spirit [understanding the revealed things of God’s dwelling place which includes the heavens within] and behold a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.”

Ascending is, becoming a visible manifestation of that which God calls the heavens. God’s heavens are speaking of a glorified people who come forth in the earth realm to remove all the carnal structures of man. These are those changed one’s who establish God’s eternal heavens upon the earth. If you are hearing, this is your day. Ascension time is upon us.

 

 

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“Are We Willing to Become God’s Fullness?”

The word “fullness” is a word, as used here, with the meaning of “a full number, full complement, full measure, copiousness, plenitude, that which has been completed”. When referring to the things of God, it speaks of an infilling of the complete purpose of God. This points us to a part of God’s character called love. In Him, you find a love that is higher and deeper than man can imagine. Through the Holy Spirit, you can begin to know this kind of love and in knowing and experiencing it, you will become knowledgeable of God’s fullness. Eph. 3:19, “to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God”. It is for this cause that God created man, to be His kingdom agent, to rule and subdue the rest of creation. This action includes a defeating of the carnal forces that desire to control and rule over the man. Know that it is through this characteristic of love that all God’s enemies will be defeated.

Love for God becomes the gate, when opened, that puts man upon the pathway to God’s fullness. Unto the vessel that willingly forsakes all that hinders such a life of love, God, with all the host of heaven, will give their support to bring about this opened gate accomplishment. With man being distinct from the rest of creation, according to God’s purpose, he is not only a spiritual being but he also has a soul and a body. Man became a mortal being whose intelligence, perception, and self-determination far exceeds that of any other earthly being. Man’s capacity and ability constitute accountability and responsibility, so therefore mankind should never be pleased to dwell on a level of existence lower than that on which God has made it possible for him to dwell. Meaning that we should strive to reach the highest levels of God purposed life we can reach. (Read Psalms 8:4-8).

Along with God creating man in His own image and likeness, the command came for man “to have dominion”. This speaks of a design that has the right to “be filled” with the fullness of God, to enable man to have dominion over God’s creation. This dominion explains the will and purpose for the creating of man. But because of the first Adams disobedience and rebellion against God’s purpose, he awakened in himself and his offspring the appetites of the outward body. This fallen body became one that lust after the natural material things of God’s creation. However, the last Adam, Christ Jesus, ushered in for humanity a new birth, including the spirit, soul and body, a new creation that desires a life that seems foreign, undesirable and unattractive to the fallen man. Matt. 7:14, “Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it”.

In Christ, we find the pathway of love that enables each vessel, those yielding to God’s love, to receive a power source and a desire to live in God’s presence, His purpose and will in all things. This love generates a desire and a knowing that God will work in every situation, hardship and temptation to fulfill his purpose in each one as they humble themselves before Him. Rom. 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose”. “Purpose” a word suggesting a deliberate plan, intention and a design. A personal salvation, well planned as God demonstrates His abiding faithfulness in awaiting the consummation of His plan.

God’s plan even now awaits the desire of men who long for the ways of God above all else. The requirement needed is one that reveals commitment to God and His will alone. This meaning is that the light, the life of God, must influence the whole of man’s makeup. This light, this life is to consume the whole man spirit, soul and body until the man begins to manifest the nature of God in all things. Matt. 6:22, “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light”.

A good eye is one whose intent is to serve God and not mammon, which indicates the whole system of materialism. A good eye sees who God is, and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him. Unto those who diligently seek Him, they have the promise of eternal life. In eternal life, we glorify God even as Jesus Himself prayed that He might glorify the Father, with one purpose, to make God and the coming of Christ known. Jesus in becoming our Savior through His atoning death, we, as receivers and believers in Him, will know God and thus possess eternal life. Therefore, by knowing Him, we have eternal life. John 17:3, “And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent”.

Eternal life speaks of receiving that which God is. A coming into the fullness of God is the results of loving Him. The fullness of God speaks of coming to and dwelling within the kingdom of God, for this is that for which God purposed for humanity before the world was. This is that for which God now makes available to all who are willing to identify with His death, burial and resurrection that they might be completely born again. This is a dying to one kingdom and a birthing into another. Without this new birth, we will not be able to see nor enter the kingdom of God. John 3:3, “Jesus answered and said to him, most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”. As man enters into the “new birth”, he begins to see the kingdom of God. God’s word, by revelation, is believed and experienced as the Holy Spirit reveals. Herein, we enter into a new realm wherein God’s kingdom order exists.

This new birth is more than just being “saved from past sins” but is a requalifying experience that opens up the supernatural dimension of life in God’s kingdom order. Man should realize that the entrance into this kingdom of God is available to experience and take place while in the earth, before physical death. We should realize that coming forth into the kingdom of God before physical death speaks of doing the greater works in which Christ spoke. 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 than these he will do, because I go to My Father”. These greater works are not speaking of greater in value or significance, but rather they are greater in scope and number. In the body of Christ, we shall know resurrection manifestations as the Christ reigns from within.

The entering into and the coming forth of the kingdom of God in the earth speaks of a changing of carnal orders or governmental laws. That which remains but a revelation in word only is passing away as a first-fruit people began to move in the power of the revelation, the revealed Word of God. God’s kingdom is the manifestation of the reign of Christ through the lives of the believers. It is a display of the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor. 4:20, “For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power”. What a dwelling place, knowing and fulfilling the will and purpose of God according to His preordained will and purpose. Preparing the world for that great harvest that is to come, that every eye might behold Christ and see Him as He is.

In this place of spiritual activity, a people began to enter into His rest. This is speaking of ceasing from the works or desires of the natural flesh man while entering into that order of complete obedience to God. This people are doing all things in the Father and are doing nothing in the first Adam man, their own ability, talent and strength. Matt. 11:28, “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. “Rest” a word that means, “To make to cease”. This speaks of a cessation from fleshly toil and entering into a time of refreshing.

The coming of God’s fullness within man includes a “healing”, a restoration of health, tranquility, deliverance and a refreshing. This fullness is God’s rescue of the entire person and the complete repair of that person. Christ, the son of righteousness, is as if visible radiant beams of sunlight are streaming outward in all directions. From each of these beams of glorious light, healing flows. Malachi 4:2-3, “But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves. You shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this, says the Lord of hosts”. God’s invitation is extended unto all those who stand willing to detach themselves from the deceptive influences that permeate today’s Christian community. A community that seemingly is willing to settle for less than Gods will and purpose.

Isa. 55:1, “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price”. In this God reminds us that His ways and thoughts are beyond ours. Isa. 55:8-9, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts”. (Read Isa. 55:1-13). When standing with the whole body full of light, let us remember that light is more powerful than darkness. Truth is stronger than error. Grace is stronger than sin. Know that there is more power in the Holy Spirit than the power of all carnal forces. The blood of Jesus can cleanse the deepest of stains that result from man’s sins. As Daniel declares in Dan. 12:10, Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand”. Dan. 12:3, “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever”.

While many, who through the carnal religious systems of this world are deceived, these systems continue to rob the people from knowing the true realities of the resurrected Christ. Meanwhile, God has set aside for Himself those in whom He calls the elect. These elect are the remnant, the sons who shall arise to take hold of their inheritance while the religious world continues to dwell in their places of deception. Religious deceptions that seek to rob the elect through doctrines, traditions and a philosophy that puts God at a distance, at a far off position. Instead of a God that is far off, these elect know the present-tense God of the now. These are fulfilling His word and manifesting His life of fullness during this season of election. Matt. 24:24, “For false Christ’s and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect”.

Are you willing to believe and trust in God, a God who wills and purposes for a people to come forth to manifest that which He is? Has this not been God’s plan from before the world was? Yes, and for this purpose the Holy Spirit comes to call, He justifies and He glorifies. Rom. 8:14, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God”. A Spirit led people who are willing to do, to speak and to go only as God would lead them. Herein lives a people who are standing upon the platform of obedience instead of man’s religious principles, a spirit-filled people who are of the fullness of God. Matt. 16:19, “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven”.

These keys are the power to move beyond words and fleshly works only, keys that move a people into the revelation of the in-Christ ones who move in the manifested power of God. These keys identify this people as being the sons of God who are heirs and joint heirs with Christ. Rom. 8:17, “and if children then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together”. We are living in a time, even now, when those justified ones shall put on the dimension of glorification with Him. We are speaking of an overcoming people who dare to become God’s fullness in the earth. In overcoming, a place of complete deliverance from the first Adam is theirs as they put on the life of the last Adam. Overcoming and putting on Christ that they might take their place with Him in His throne-room.

Rev. 3:21, “To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with me in my throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne”. Is this possible? Yes, to those who are willing to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church? Are you willing to open the door and enjoy intimate fellowship with the Lord? In this, the Holy Spirit reveals to man that he might truly see Christ as He is and not what man says He is. 1 John 3:2 tell us, that in seeing Him as He is, we become like Him. What do you see? Are we becoming like Him? Again, are we willing to become God’s fullness?

 

 

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