“Projecting God’s Increase”

Increase, of a spiritual kind, is God’s present tense agenda concerning the movements coming from the heavenly realms as they are now impacting the earth realm. Also, in this increase, the people of God are feeling the effects of spiritual warfare as God’s enemy seeks to resist God’s purposed increase. For this cause, spiritual minded men and women are purposed by God to increase in strength and power and to accomplish God’s great cause and purpose. God’s cause is for a people to become the kingdom of God as they establish that kingdom over all the earth. This is God’s time for manifesting all that Godly men have received with purpose. Col. 2:6-7 declares, “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him [in Him denotes being or remaining within in continuance], rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving”.

This word “established” above, speaks loudest when used as the like kind word “confirming”. Confirming speaks of “to make firm, secure and guarantee”. This points to the miracles that accompanied the early day disciple’s ministry which confirmed before the people the truth that the messengers spoke. The speakers were, through the Holy Spirit, backed up with supernatural phenomena, revealing the new manifestation of God’s age of grace. Likewise, this also points to the age which is now upon us, the time of God’s coming kingdom. In considering the word “abounding”, it is a word meaning “to have in abundance”. This abundance gives us the assurance that the faithful use of God’s callings, concerning men, will increase in the use thereof.

This stated truth points to the assurance given, that through faith in God’s purpose, this faith roots and grounds the vessel in God’s love. Eph. 3:17, That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love”. Note also, that God is a purposeful God when enlarging His people. Eph. 3:20, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly [infinitely, surplus, superabundance] above [more than a measure] all that we ask or think, according to the power [the power to reproduce itself] that works in us”. This word “works” is a word meaning “energy”. It speaks of the active operation or working of the Holy Spirit’s power with its effectual results.

Therefore, when a vessel receives Jesus as their savior, they are given the privilege of spiritually maturing until seeing themselves standing before God. With Jesus Christ being receiving man’s Savior, He becomes man’s Savior from everything that is not of God. In this, we have the right to claim union with Jesus Christ unto perfection. Note Col. 1:28 which states, “Him we preach [to bring God’s Word to anyone, to bring it home by setting it forth], warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, the we may present every man perfect [that which has reached its end according to God’s purpose, in the sense of initiated] in Christ Jesus “. While noting that perfection may not yet be manifesting from the outer man (body), we know that in receiving Jesus as our absolute Savior and Lord, His position in God becomes ours until the finishing up of the complete man (spirit, soul and body). That is, being sanctified progressively until the whole complete man knows the manifesting state of perfection outwardly from within.

Progressive sanctification, as it is submitted unto, progressively matures each yielded vessel which then changes the thought patterns of the person. This change instills a knowing that growth reveals a new and living way which Jesus Christ afforded for us. This means receiving man can now go straight to the heart of God concerning man’s progressive growth which determines his wants and needs. Our thought life is then centered upon what Jesus Christ is to us. In seeing and knowing the Christ, man’s faith encourages him. As we stand in obedience, the increase of maturity reveals the Christ through us. In this realm of being in Christ, and the understanding of who we are in Him, it begins manifesting our standing with Him. Remember, as we have received, we are to walk in Him.

In considering this word “walk”, its true meaning is “character” which points to and speaks of our thinking patterns that are rightly related to God. Our thinking is that which causes our reaction in difficult situations, which will then expose our true character. Herein, walking in that which we have received enables man to rightly relate to God as He enables us to draw upon God’s grace. This reaction to maturity of spirit, through sanctification, enables man to cease from dependency upon his own ability which forever has spiritually failed him.

Let us remember and recall a life-style which was molded and shaped after the carnal minds activities in creating for themselves a carnal world after their own thinking. In this, we have or shall soon find out that we can never trust in anything that promotes such a realm of death, humans own created world. But, in Him, Christ Jesus, we began to know that all things which produces a God-life within us is ours in Christ Jesus. As the scripture in Colossians has said, our strength is “rooted and built up in Him”. This speaks of that strength which is given to us as being in Christ and is the same strength that was manifested when Jesus’ body was raised from the dead.

Eph. 1:19-20, “And what is the exceeding [surpassing] greatness of His Power [inherent power; the power to reproduce itself] toward us who believe according to the working of His mighty power [refers to God’s kingdom authority, dominion, and majesty; His power shown effectively in a reigning authority] which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in heavenly places”. Can we, a people called and chosen by God truly believe? Can we not behold the purpose of God, who from the beginning was to have for Himself a family of sons? That is, a people made into His likeness and image, a manifestation of spirit and soul, manifesting through man’s body. This truth speaks to us loudly, that His purpose will be completely fulfilled because He is the one at work through yielded vessels. Eph. 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them”.

In the above verse the word “workmanship” speaks and signifies of that which is manufactured. It emphasizes that God is the master designer with the universe being His creation. He also appears to bring a rebirth to the redeemed believer as His new creation. Remember, before conversion our lives had no rhyme or reason, but because of Him, conversion brought us balance, symmetry and order. We, the new creation man, is God’s work of art. Notice also the word “good”, from the above verse, speaks of a physical and moral sense that produces benefits. This speaks of a people who exercise faith which establishes enlarged faith. Phil. 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.

When speaking of all things, every spiritual blessing becomes ours as we become those born-again ones who live in Christ. These spiritual blessings remain ours because we now have a continual relationship with God through Christ Jesus. This relationship causes spontaneous obedience because faith becomes ours naturally. Therefore, we can do all things, because they become possible through the new incorporated Christ nature within. That is, now a people doing what comes naturally.

Eph. 1:3-6, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ [being and remaining within Him], just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will [that which is willed, designed or desired], to the praise [not just praise for what God does for us, but also for who He is, recognizing His glory] of the glory of His grace [causes rejoicing] by which He made us accepted [treated with grace] in the Beloved”.

Herein redemption is at work to complete that which God has purposed from the beginning. Redemption is the supernatural act of God that enables us to think the thoughts of God. A knowing that the power of reason given to us, our intellect, is purposed to be a servant of God and not our dictator. In this, our intellect must be a receiver to receive from God and not yield to the reasoning power of carnal man’s own heart. As our intellect receives from God, it is God’s Spirit that creates from within us. 2 Cor. 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone be in Christ [having the mind of Christ], he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new”. “New creation” as used here has the meaning of a new establishing, settling, and formation. It is used to denote both the act of creating and the product of the creative act. Living in Christ gives a person the status of being a new creation. In considering the word “new”, it is a word meaning new in regard to form or quality, not new in reference to time.

With our God being a God of increase, He is a God desiring to project Himself throughout His creation. In this projection, a knowledge is needed to know that increased spiritual maturity is not revealed or understood by the fallen carnal natural man. Therefore, the things of God only increase within the vessel as that person is converted to a new birthing into God’s heavens. This speaks of being re-born in spirit, soul and also the body, a moving beyond just being forgiven of past sins. In this, progressive obedience increases the spiritual realm happening and manifesting from within. A people knowing the reality of a heavenly Father manifesting Himself through His new creation people as His kingdom is established upon the earth. This is God’s purpose from the beginning.

2 Peter 3:10-13, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night [place and space, denoting a passing on to union and fellowship with the Lord], in which the heavens [man’s old fallen spiritual condition of spirit within the fallen man] shall pass away with a great noise [with a rushing sound – remember the upper room on the Day of Pentecost], and the elements [elementary rules of the natural man] will melt [be dissolved] with fervent heat [burnt up, remember God is a consuming fire]; both the earth [type of corruptible man] and the works that are in it will be burned up [man’s old corrupt character dissolved]. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct [behavior] and godliness, looking for [expecting and waiting for] and hastening [an earnest looking for] the coming [presence] of the day of God, because of which the heavens [old nature] will be dissolved, being on fire [God’s presence], and the elements [basic carnal character] will melt with fervent heat. Nevertheless, we, according to His promise [God’s purpose], look for a new heaven [new character, freshly made in Christ nature] and a new earth [incorruptible bodies] in which righteousness dwells”.

Increase, the results of God’s progressive sanctification and justification are now maturing a people into a new expression. This new expression shall establish God’s kingdom in the earth as the kingdoms of this present tense world fall. Faithfulness to God’s promise is to usher in a new world wherein God’s kingdom rules forever. Rev. 11:15, “And the seventh angel sounded [a time for completeness and perfection]: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms [sovereignty] of this world [a system alienated from and opposed to God] have become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ [the head and many member body]; and He shall reign forever and ever”. God’s people, even now, are destined and maturing to project God’s continual increase. Amen and Amen.

 

 

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“How Great God Is”

God, the creator of all things, is such a God of Love that He delights in revealing Himself to a people with this desire. That all would be willing to come to Him and stand in His presence. God’s presence projects such a presence of righteousness that it promotes right living among His people, something that emotionalism of the flesh will never do. Are we willing to stand in such a presence? Knowing that His continual presence slays all that is corruptible, immoral, and unclean, could this holy presence be the main reason why most of the world rebels against such a holy God? By following Christ, a dying progressively takes place from within the man through death to the self-man. Herein the man comes into eternal life, progressively being removed from that life which is only temporal.

With a knowing that knowledge of darkness is covering the earth, God is again, descending unto the earth realm to proclaim and establish His victory over all things that pertain to darkness. His light is now purposely coming forth through a first-fruits people, to repeal this darkness as a kingdom of light is being established. Has not God declared that He shall have for Himself a people that will follow Him into His place of glory? According to scripture, when certain Greeks came desiring to see Jesus, He revealed to them the greater manifestation of God’s kingdom through the Christ.

John 12:23-26, “But Jesus answered them, saying, the hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, let him follow me; and where I am, there my servant will be also. If anyone serves me, him My Father will honor.” God’s son Christ Jesus willingly fell to the ground at the cross; to then be planted into receiving humanity because of them accepting His death, burial, and resurrection. Thus, because certain of mankind have taken steps to receive Him, Christ now has a first-fruit harvest alive and well on the planet earth. In this, God has given them a mandate, which releases in them the anointing that enables them to, in power, to establish the kingdom of God in the earth. What is this mandate? Is it not the authority, given by God, to go into the entire world and conquer, possess and establish the kingdom of God?

The time has come for what Moses the lawgiver represents as a type, for it to die. The realm of the law (Moses), which produces death only, is fulfilled and completed in Christ and has made available to a people a new realm of life. This speaks that a time of deliverance from the wilderness journey (typed by the wondering children of Israel) of carnality has come. It is now time that Joshua whose name means, “Jehovah is salvation,” a type of Christ, has come upon us and we are to go in and take the land promised by God. The time has come when the body of Christ is to gain entry into the promises concerning the kingdom that God has prepared for His people. Joshua 1:2, “Moses [representing the law] My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them…” Even so as then, the Father is speaking to His people today.

It is time for the church to move beyond the laws of carnal commandments that have ruled over them during this time of knowing only an in-part wilderness journey. God’s season has come for a dying to the death realm of carnality and the passing away of in-part truths, manufactured doctrines, and constitutional laws that promote spiritual death among the people. Is there not a called remnant of people that are destined to come forth. Those who are even now hearing the words of the Lord speaking forth and sounding out another day in Him? These words are speaking of a day for the assembling ourselves together in Him as we arise and go over our Jordon. Jordan is that river which types for us a death that washes away the death realm of carnality in our nature as we progressively, through sanctification, put on the nature of God. A new nature that accomplishes all that God has purposed to establish in the earth.

Note also in Joshua 1:11 that they are told to “prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over the Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God is given you to possess”. This is also pointing to the time of Jesus’ baptism in this same river, symbolizing the death, burial, and resurrection He fulfilled from the cross. These three days is now upon this generation as we come to that third day (3000-year day) from Jesus Christ death, burial and resurrection. This is a new season, the time in God when His people are again crossing the river Jordan, dying to the death realm of carnality, to possess the land that is before us. Paul declares these as the living sacrifices that are becoming acceptable to God. Rom. 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service”.

God’s witness is set before us again as He types, using the children of Israel, and sets them before us as examples and shadows to His greater truths. Herein God likewise speaks to us today of crossing over into the promises of God. In examining the movements and acts of these Israelites we can see the spiritual events that are taking place among God’s people today. Herein, bringing forth the realities of possessing the land (first our individual land, our bodies). In taking the land we can fulfill the promises God speaks of as becoming His heirs, the expression of His glory. Rom. 8:30, “Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified”. Is this not the third day from Calvary (3rd 1000 year day)? Arise, cross over, and see the wonders of the Lord. John 17:22, “And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one”.

A set time in God, proclaiming its fulfillment, as a first-fruits remnant, they are now seeing the Christ coming together as one many member body. These are becoming one with the Head, the Christ Jesus who crossed this river 2000 years ago, fulfilling the type that the Ark of the Covenant represented. Joshua 3:3-4, “…When you see the ark of the covenant [Jesus Christ] of the Lord your God, and the priest, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it. Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure [2000 years from Jesus]. Do not come near it that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before.” What a day this day is. Speaking of following Jesus into a time when His body shall come into places in God that we have not yet come. This speaks of a Christ-kind anointing with like-kind manifestations and authority as we establish a kingdom for God in the earth. Joshua 3:5, “…Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”

How it is that God shall do wonders among His people of today? Today is the season which God has set aside for the body of Christ to occupy the invisible kingdom of God. This kingdom will possess them as they bring His kingdom government into a visible manifestation throughout the earth. This surely is a changing of the guard, from the old generation of doubters, complainers, and fleshly carnal minded people, to a new generation of believers who manifest the life of Christ. This new generation is ascending unto the presence of God, as they become ones of a heavenly mind-set with Christ. Rev. 12:5, “She [church] bore a male child [first-fruits sons] who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her child was caught up to God and His throne.” This type of rulership is the results of a nature change, one that establishes a new mind-set nature in this company of people called the man-child. These people submit completely to the divine government (nature) given from God as it flows in and through them.

Obedience is the life-style nature they respond to as they proceed according to the instructions of their God, the manifestations of the mind of Christ. Know and remember that God uses the number twelve as standing for and pointing to His realm of divine government, a government that He has established within this people to possess the promised kingdom. (Read Joshua 4:1-14). Twelve stones taken by twelve men out of the Jordan River became a memorial of God’s eternal government for all to see and know that God is God and there is no other. God’s divine government that even now expresses itself through the birthing of a generation that is taking the land. A people that are becoming the fullness of God in the earth, a new creation people filled with God’s divine nature, His purpose.

1 Peter 1:13-21, “Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, be holy, for I am holy. And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by traditions from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God”.  

Yes, God is not willing for any to perish, but unto all who become willing, they can come to repentance. God has established a plan of restoration that comes through repentance and obedience. Unto all who partake of the offered renewing, it brings each vessel to this time of fullness when Christ body shall possess the land. Let’s note that this all-encompassing order of God reaches all the way back to Adam and forward unto this day and onward until all that will come may come. Joshua 3:15-16, “and as those who bore the ark came to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who bore the ark dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks during the whole time of harvest), that the waters which came down from upstream stood still, and rose in a heap very far away at Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan. So the waters that went down into the salt sea, failed, and were cut off; …”

Here we see that God is making Himself available to all of fallen mankind, back to Adam and all the way forward until men come to the new heavens and new earth which ushers in eternity. What a great God, bringing His purposes forward until we, as a chosen generation, now stand upon the banks of that river. Now the time has come to possess the land, to possess all the promises. Thus, we stand in what the scriptures declare as the day of the Lord when He shall do marvels in ushering in and manifesting His eternal dwelling place.

2 Peter 3:10-13, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements [elementary rules] will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless, we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” 

        The life-styles as we have known them are destined to pass away. The laws and governments that have ruled over the earth with its carnal political, economic, and religious systems are passing away because our God is a consuming fire. Change, in all these arenas shall take place for God’s body of people are crossing this Jordan River on dry ground to possess our inheritance. Our God is truly a great God. The kingdoms of this present-tense season are falling as God’s kingdom is approaching and is even now crossing the threshold. Truly, how great God is, even to the fulfilling of every promise and covenant.

 

 

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“Heaven is Beginning to Reign on Earth”

In the timing of God, according to that which He purposed from Himself, movements of fulfillment have been and are continuing to take place. These movements, as ordered by God, cause certain reactions to take place in both the heavens and the earth. Meaning, that a time has come, as these movements take place within the heavens, the reactions to these movements are beginning to bring forth a visible manifestation in the earth realm. For this cause and purpose, God sends forth messengers who sound out a message according to these movements. In the sounding out with a clear sound, let us take notice of Rev. 10:2 and receive understanding as to the results of God’s released message. The message is one of deliverance and authority, to now appear and take dominion according to God’s intentional purpose. “And he [God’s messengers] had in [speaking of a union and fellowship] his hand a little book [words and purpose of God] open [no longer sealed, but understanding to be given]: and he set his right foot upon [denoting a place of dignity and power, overcoming] the sea [represents the heart of the carnal church], and his left foot on the earth [represents the realm of self-will and carnality independent from God’s will, the fleshly nations]”. 

        Consideration, when given to the “little book” as mentioned above, it brings our attention to the fact that what was formally sealed and hidden from man has now been opened. When considering this book that was once sealed, attention is given to one made worthy to undo the seals. Rev. 5:1 & 5 states, “And I saw [not the mere act of looking, but the actual perception of the object shown] in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne [God’s place of divine authority] a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals [as yet closed from spiritual perfection]. …. And one of the elders said unto me, weep not: behold, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the root of David, hath prevailed [overcame] to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof”. 

        With this book, as spoken of above, being a closed or sealed book, its secrets, its mysteries remain unknown and closed to those who still abide in the old Adam man and his continuing fleshly carnal nature. Therefore, that place of spiritual perfection could not be attained because the revelation of spiritual truth and perfection was as yet still hidden to them. But, back to Revelation chapter 10, we see spiritual movements taking place and the opening of the seals continuing. This means, God’s time for heavenly movements bringing change have and are now taking place. Therefore, let us notice again the results of said movements. As the opening of the book becomes available, the revealing of hidden truth and mysteries come alive. Remember, that which God opens, no man can shut. So with the seals being broken, it reveals accountability. A people now accountable to become the expression of each opened seal. The end results speak of a people moving into a life-style of spiritual perfection, spiritual authority to establish God’s kingdom on the earth.

With those willing to receive and recognize these movements that are taking place in heaven, and with each seal remaining unsealed as each following seal is received by and within the vessel, it incorporates with the preceding one. In this progressive journey, the obedient vessel matures through each opened seal with each trumpet sounding until spiritual perfection comes. While once a mystery, God’s way to perfection is available because the pattern son, Jesus Christ, has been found worthy to release God’s spiritual perfection as each seal is revealed. This continues until its fullness is known within the receiving vessels. In this, the mysteries of God shall be finished within those receiving.

In declaring the setting of His right foot upon the sea, understand that the obedient body of Christ likewise spiritually matures to set their feet upon the sea, to be overcomers. The sea, as used here represents a group of people who live and dwell in the life-style of carnality even though many are calling themselves Christian. This speaks of a people of the world in general, those whose worldly nature consumes them, even living a life-style which is at warfare, at enmity against God. In this regard, it points to the ministry of and to the carnality that dwells within the man-made church.

Rom. 8:7-8, “Because the carnal mind [minding the things of the flesh] is enmity against God: for it is not subject to [does not submit itself to] the law [nature] of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh [live according to its lusts] cannot please God”. For this cause, spiritual movements from heaven must needs be exercised in the earth realm. When placing the foot upon the sea and the earth, it speaks of gaining and having total victory in Christ. This points to total victory over the sea and earth realm.

This word earth also points to the need for victory over the evidential conditions which the earth represents. It points to the nations, the people, as they dwell within the confines of unregenerate carnality. This speaks of the self-will having dominion over the vessel as it wars against God’s will. It speaks of man’s fleshly nature which dwells in its consuming lusts, making prisoners of the people. As a people place their feet upon the earth realm it declares a conquering people, overcomers. Therefore, once an enemy of God, but having conquered the flesh, the Christ can now be revealed in and through them. Note the transformation for this people changing from one world to another. From the god of self to the God of all creation. 1 Cor. 15:47-49, “The first man is of the earth [carnality as distinct from being spiritual] earthy [of the dust realm and its lusts]: the second man is the Lord from heaven [spiritual realm of throne-room authority]. As is the earthy such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly [celestial – spiritual realm], such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly”. 

        This reveals the divine purpose of God in transforming His people from a life-style promoted by the earthy, the dust carnal realm living without regeneration, to a people of change. A change that transforms a people into the realm of the heavenlies. Speaking of a people that are transformed by the renewing of the mind, the soul of man (this points to change in spirit, soul and body). Rom. 12:1-2, shouts out, “I beseech [to call aside with purpose] you therefore, brethren, by the mercies [compassion] of God, that you present [yield] your bodies [for a change from the dust man] a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable [well-pleasing] unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not [depending on feelings] conformed to this world [age]: but be ye transformed [to change the form] by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable [well-pleasing], and perfect [reaching the end of God’s purpose for you, completion], will [God’s desire] of God”. Herein, a people that are hearing and seeing the heavenly movements of God are yielding to His purpose. The Holy Spirit is actively enabling an obedient people to know the death, the separation from the carnal dust of the earth man, to become and live according to the order of God’s heavens. These are taking their place in God’s spiritual perfection and authority.

In this heavenly movement, a people with a Christ-like nature are being called to come forth. In the call, a need to yield to the call of transformation, they know that Christ is qualified to bring forth such a change in each yielded man. In this type of change, the Apostle Paul speaks loudly in Gal. 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ [as we abide in Him]: nevertheless, I live, yet not I [dust realm of the earth man], but the Christ lives in me [Christ nature within responds to heavens movements]: and the life which I now live in the flesh [flesh man dying in Jesus Christ] I live by the faith of the Son of God [its Christ faith – a believing in His strength and ability], who loved me, and gave Himself for me”. Note, that the transformation pointed to here is one of dying to the self-will mind-set, as Christ, through the Holy Spirit, is the one doing the transforming. Transformation does not come through the ability or strength of the dust-man. Rom. 6:5-6 states, “For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also of His resurrection. Knowing this, that our old man [fallen Adam dust-man nature] is crucified with Him, that the body of sin [the old nature which is a slave to sin] might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin [rendered inoperative]”. 

        The importance of knowing that, as heaven moves, God is sending forth the reality of bringing the order of heaven to earth. This heavenly order is one of perfection which causes activity to bring forth a response among believing people. That is, those who are hearing and seeing the movements of God’s divine throne-room order and authority, it is affecting these receiving people. Even as Job responded to the movements of God concerning his time of increase, a like-kind people are responding today.

Job 42:1-6, “Then Job answered the Lord [the creator], and said, I know that You can do everything, and that no thought can be withholden from You [God declares that He looks upon the heart, not man’s outer appearance]. Who is he that hides council without knowledge? Therefore, have I uttered that I understood not [includes todays carnal theology and good for self-will doctrines]; things to wonderful for me, which I knew not [carnal minded thoughts are without God’s true knowledge]. Hear, I beseech Thee, and I will speak; I will demand of Thee [needing an answer from God], and declare [truth] unto me. I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye sees Thee [note the change from hearing to seeing], Wherefore I abhor myself and repent [a change from carnal natural religion to a life manifesting the Christ nature] in dust and ashes [remember man in his old nature is a dust-man needing repentance while God is a consuming fire burning and leaving behind the ashes of all carnality through repentance]”. 

        Know that these movements in the heavens have a determining factor concerning the reaction within the earth realm. While man can claim to be the children of God, we must know, He is being revealed only to those who have eyes to see. 1 John 3:2, “Beloved, now are we the children of God, and it does not yet appear [not yet brought to light to and within us] what we shall be; but we know that when He shall appear [God given revelation, brought to light with spiritual understanding], we shall be like Him; for we shall see [that which is presented to be seen and that which the receiving person perceives] Him as He is”. Such promises and such a day is for this day. A people living in a time purposed by God to see and know the things of heaven. No longer citizens of the earth but now becoming the citizens of God’s heavens. Eph. 2:19, “Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God”. Because we are citizens, we now have all the rights of God’s kingdom government as its given to rule and reign in our lives. God’s Heavenly order has come to our earth and now dwells within His people, that is, a people wherein His nature is manifesting to the establishing of His kingdom on earth. What are you as an individual hearing and seeing?

Here let’s consider what John shares with us in taking necessary steps to enter into the fullness of God’s purpose. While searching out the word of God it remains very important, let us not leave out the most important and best part, a needed step. John 5:39-40 declares, “Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life; and they are they which testify [bear witness] of Me. And you will not come [do not will to come] to Me, that you might have life [the fountain of life]”. Note the greater need, to come to Him, the author of all life with a desire. That we may not only know about Him, but become one with Him in His life, with His nature manifesting through us. Thus, a receiving of God’s heavenly order which is consuming a yielded people who become the Kings and Priest of His kingdom. A kingdom order realm of people, to manifest the government of that kingdom here on earth.

 

 

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“Grace – Are You Willing to Receive?”

When mankind awakens and yields to the factual truth that God is the Master Designer and He only manifest that which is of His nature. In truly knowing God, man’s thought patterns will know a radical change. In truly knowing that the universe is God’s creation and that He, in His purposeful creation plan, also supplied redemption for believers to become vessels of His new creation. Before man was enabled to believe and be converted, man’s lives had no rhyme or reason. But, by receiving His available conversion, God brings to man balance, symmetry and order.

Eph. 2:8-10 shouts out this truth, “for by grace you have been saved through [denotes any means of which an action passes to its accomplishment] faith [a living, divinely implanted principle], and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship [handiwork, refers to the new creation], created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them [the good works of Christ].

“Grace”, as used in the above scripture, is a noun meaning, free undeserved favor, a pleasure, acceptable, benefit, gift, gracious and joy. It also points to beauty of form or appearance. In this, salvation, as it comes from God and as received by man, speaks of a free gift by God’s grace and does not come just by praying, believing, obeying and consecration only. This means, that God’s favor does not come to us by what we do, but is a free gift that results by man being willing to receive His grace. This means a need for understanding that man must come to the end of himself and his own ability. Man must see that he cannot help himself. Man must see clearly that by ending dependency upon self opens God’s grace to be received in a full measure.

Grace, God’s purposed plan for forgiveness toward the fallen man, works, first of all when man recognizes that his unworthiness is the beginning of God’s forgiveness. Eph. 1:7 states, “In Him [Jesus Christ] we have redemption through the blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace”. “Redemption” speaks of a release secured by the payment of a ransom, deliverance and a sitting free. This word designates deliverance through Christ from evil and the penalty of sin. The price paid to purchase that liberation was His shed blood. “Forgiveness” as used is also the word “remission”, which means to send away. A release from bondage or imprisonment, and a dismissal. This is the means of canceling out all judgment, punishment, obligation or debt. In this attribute of God, He stands in the place of forgetting every sin. Know that forgetting is an attribute of God’s Divine mind-set. It is this mind-set that is foreign to the carnal man. Carnality is a defect that dwells within the human mind.

Psalms 103:11-12 declares, “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great [hath prevailed] is God’s mercy toward those who fear [revere] Him; As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions [rebellion] from us”. As grace is received, its ability to restore is based upon man’s willingness to have his self-life removed while living in obedience to the Father of grace. Isaiah 44:22, “I [God] have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, and like a cloud, your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you”. “Return” is from the Hebrew word “restore”. This is a word meaning, to turn back, reverse. The usual sense of the word is to go back to the point of departure. Meanwhile, in a spiritual sense its meaning is to repent and turn away from one’s sin or rebellion toward God’s available redemption.

“Forgiveness” from God concerning man’s committed sins means much more than just forgiving past sins committed. The forgiveness of past sins, while they are forgiven, this also points to a new relationship coming from God through Christ. In this sense, the one forgiven begins a new regeneration progressive walk of sanctification until the full measure of the stature of Christ is formed from within. Eph. 4:13-15, “till we all come to the unity of the faith [doctrines of Christ] and of knowledge [full or perfect knowledge] of the Son of God, to a perfect [full grown spiritual man] man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ”. 

        This word “craftiness” reveals clearly the measures the adversary uses to deceive the saints. A word meaning “versatile cleverness, astute dishonesty, sophisticated cunning, unscrupulous conduct, evil treachery, deceptive scheming, arrogant shrewdness, and sly arrogance”. This also refers to the time when Satan deceived Eve. This also points to the time the Pharisees tried to trick Jesus. It includes the deceptiveness of false teachers and the self-entrapment of the worldly wise. In all this, Gods desire for man is to, by the infilling of the Holy Spirit, impart proper methods in presenting the gospel to the world. That is, to become the word manifesting the nature of Christ to the world.

2 Cor. 9:8 assures God’s people concerning His grace, that is, when received and appropriated, grace is able or mighty within the receiving saints to reveal Christ to the world, “And God is able [mighty] to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency [contentment] in all things, may have an abundance for every good work”. Note, that grace may “abound”, a word showing the generosity of God’s grace. This gives assurance that the faithful use of one’s talents and gifts, when spirit led, enables each vessel to mature into God’s purposed level of spiritual maturity. Abound means to move in excess, to greatly surpass and excel. This excellence does not point to man’s level of liberty from a fleshly stand-point. Note that “good” as it is of God and from God is for the manifestation of His nature. This “good” includes both the physical and moral senses that each may manifest the benefits of Christ. This “good” is also used of persons, things, acts and conditions as they come from God.

Herein, a vessel by and in God’s grace can become a light for Christ within this world. Understand that Christ, the seed sent forth from God, is a seed to be planted within each receiving individual spirit to become that light. Remember the law of the seed as instituted by God in the beginning, “let every seed bring forth after its own kind”. It is this law of the seed that was within Jesus that He might bring forth after His kind. A people, a many member body, manifesting a Christ nature even as God’s first-born Son, Jesus Christ.

Matt. 5:14-16, “You are the light [absolute] of the world [as created, ordered and arranged, also describes a system alienated from and opposed to God]. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven”. Herein, God’s people, as the light whom God chooses and uses to lighten up the alienated world, are to receive His grace and allow it to mature them spiritually into the form of His light. Speaking, that we are to manifest the Christ nature within a darkened world that God’s kingdom might be established on earth.

Yes, a Christ-like people, receiving from God His light and life. Herein His grace, received and appropriated, matures this people into the supernatural realms of God. A people maturing in His grace which doesn’t have an end. Pointing to a people living humbly before their God. In this, God’s overflowing has no limits and we have been invited to grow increasingly in His grace. 2 Peter 3:14-15, “Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent [eager, make haste, be zealous] to be found by Him in peace, without spot, and blameless; and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; as also our beloved brother Paul according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you. 

        “Be diligent” is a word meaning action. It includes thinking and acting, planning and producing. Diligent sees the need and does something about it. This word covers inception, action, and a follow through. In this, Jesus Christ was willing to provide salvation for man by grace through longsuffering. Herein rest the fruit of the Spirit which, as a person excepts God’s grace, they stand as a person who has the power of restraint. One who allows God’s grace to work the work of sanctification until Christ fullness manifests.

2 Peter 3:16-18, in using the Apostle Paul and his writings to encourage the rest of the people of God declares, “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the scriptures. You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware [be on your guard] lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savor Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen”. In looking at the word “error” above, God would delight in imparting understanding of His grace and its powerful work to purify the receiving vessel. “Error”, a word originally meaning a wondering. It likewise denotes a going astray, living in rebellion. In straying, it is always used in respect to morals and doctrine.

Yes, the greatest gift from God, which includes Jesus dying on the cross for man’s salvation, is God providing for man His grace. In this, man must allow the Holy Spirit His right to restrain a people from using “grace” as a license to promote loose morals and deceiving doctrines. In This, steadfastness encourages the lover of God’s ways to live a life separated from the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. Grace, when rightly appropriated, brings deliverance from all things concerning the sin-nature. In this, God restores man back into His original intent for created man. That is, a creation birthed into His likeness and image. A creation manifesting a Christ nature liken unto Jesus Christ, the first born Son of God. In this, let us give thanks for God grace and appropriate all that grace enables us to receive. Grace, are you willing to become a receiver and know its fulfillment? In this, God delivers, sets free and matures the man to manifest the grace and nature of God.

 

 

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“God’s Unchangeable Purpose – His Family”

While most of the offspring of God’s first created man absence themselves from thoughts and the purpose of God’s created world, God according to His eternal intent maintains all His thoughts and purpose according to the reason behind their beginning. With God’s word being eternal, an existence of being without end, we understand that His creation was the result of His word. With understanding given concerning the written story of creation from the Book of Genesis, we know this book to be but the seed-plot of all He purposed from before day one until His seventh day of rest. This seven-day plan speaks of the seven thousand years purposed to bring completion of that which he intended. Therefore, by divine revelation, His truth is that which reveals, not only the purpose, but, the method of completion. In this, His heart-felt intention is revealed to lead His creation unto the fulfillment of said purpose, His eternal intention.

In this truth, we are drawn to the fact of His intention for the created man. Within the expanse of creation, God instituted an eternal law which, without ceasing, continues to govern God’s purpose. That law, mostly ignored by the populace, is the law of every seed bringing forth after its own kind. Gen. 1:26-28a states, “And God said, Let us [stating His divine purpose] make man [mankind] in Our image, after Our likeness [in the likeness of God’s image]: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. So, God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish [fill] the earth, and subdue it ….”.

Herein, God’s divine purpose was formed from His mind and spoken into existence. When declaring the intent of His heart and stating from within Himself, it touched all that’s contained within and around Him, setting in motion His divine purpose. Remember, all things are of God and come forth out of Him. In this God formed the man from the dust of the earth and then breathed into him His life and he became a living soul. Note that God’s breath is that part of His life which He placed within the man. This breath, the God life, was the enabler given to the man for maturing him into the full likeness of God’s image. Gen. 2:7 declares, “And the Lord God formed [as a potter] man [Adam – denoting his origin, as being made from the dust of the earth] of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life [breath that is life]; and man became a living soul [pointing to the nature of man’s mind, his will, his emotions and his desires, as being alive unto God]”.

Thus, the beginning of the man Adam was set within the earth to become a family wherein God was to dwell, and they likewise were to dwell with God as a family filled with the nature of God. Herein, creating for Himself a people of His likeness to fill creation as they subdued the earth for God’s soon coming kingdom and on into eternity.

As we follow the days of God’s created man, in fulfilling His seven-day (7000 year) plan, all things have and are working in agreement to that plan. The law, given for man’s continuous progressive process, was for the now fallen man to learn that he could not, in his carnality, his self helps nor his fleshly abilities, fulfill and live according to God’s law. Herein, the learning process was needed to bring knowledge to man that he needed a God to be his enabler to take the place of man being a god over self. In this, the knowledge of God, even before the foundation of the world, prepared for Himself a sacrifice for man’s inability. This sacrifice, from God’s heart, was for the continuing making of His created man into God’s image in agreement with God’s eternal purpose. That purpose is and continues to be for the making up of His family when the coming day of God ushers in a new heaven and earth.

2 Peter 3:12-13, “Looking for [to watch for, expect and thus look or wait for] and hasting unto [earnestly looking for] the coming of the day of God, wherein the heaven’s [consider the invisible spiritual condition of carnal man] being on fire [heat of carnality from resisting the Christ within receiving man] shall be dissolved  [melt], and the elements [elementary rules of the world of the flesh man] shall melt [be dissolved] with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to [God’s intent and purpose] His promise [Read 2 Peter 1:4] look for a new [freshly made – new creation man] heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth [Christ dwelling within a Christ natured many member man of Christ’s body] righteousness [becoming God’s manifesting glory]”.

According to these truths, a continuing work continues until the complete fulfillment of God’s purpose and promises are complete. Until the completing of the creation of man into the likeness of His image, God’s increasing creating continues. In this, let us be knowledgeable of this understanding. God’s creation continues according to His, before the foundation of the world, original intention. 1 Cor. 1:25, “Because the foolishness of God [the Father, the revealed God] is wiser than men [the individual human, the son of man]; and the weakness of God is stronger than men”. Herein the necessity is for man to see and understand that the eternal purpose of God shall not be lowered by any degree because of man’s ability or lack of it. Man’s position, knowing that in his own self he is unable nor has he the ability to rule or make of himself anything concerning God’s pre-creation purpose. In this, while man expresses the desire to rule self and be his own god, he always falls far short of God’s wisdom and strength and purpose.

1 Cor. 1:26, “For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called”. Note in seeing with understanding, that the calling as purposed by God remains independent of man’s own ability. In seeing this, “see” speaks of looking even though nothing can be seen, but there remains the ability to observe accurately and with desire. This “see” also points to a mental vision. But, clarity should remain steadfast that this calling is independent from man ability or natural talent’s. Thus, man needs to consider the condition of himself when called. The natural man is a carnal vessel full of corruption as generated by the carnal fleshly mind and its desires. This condition removes the man from the God life as He originally purposed. Man’s earthly or natural status is not a qualification providing success for a spiritual walk with God that leads to completeness. In this truth note: 1 Cor. 1:27, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty”. Thus, a knowing given, that all which comes from the mind-sets of the flesh-man, his carnal thoughts cannot fulfill the destination that God chose for him.

In this truth, except in obedience to God’s progressive work, once a vessel accepts the sacrifice given by the Father, the things of the natural fleshly man remain in the condition of having the inability to help God in creating His new creation man. For this reason, God, sits aside all that mankind counts as wise, mighty, or successful. In these things God confounds the mind of man, He puts it to shame by calling and using what man seemingly deems as non-essential. Herein, God chooses out from mankind these non-essential things which puts man’s mind-set to shame concerning his abilities and purposes, deeming them as foolish.

1 Cor. 1:28, “And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are”. “Base things” speak in line with that which the world recognizes as worthless. It speaks of those that are without a family position, a status of not being important to society. It sometimes is considered as something to throw away. In being “despised”, these called ones are counted as nothing, as in the eyes of the world they remain as nothing. These called “are nots” show the worldly attitude concerning a people of no importance. In this, the called ones are to stand with this understanding. 1 Cor. 1:29, “That no flesh should glory [boast or depend on self] in His presence”.

But in all this, we have this consolation, that God’s word, His promises, His eternal purpose shall come to a full measure of His intention. 1 Cor. 1:30-31, “But of Him [out from Him] are you in [remaining within] Christ Jesus, who of  [from] God is made unto us wisdom  [become wisdom from God] and righteousness [made right with God], and sanctification [holiness], and redemption [the atonement]: That, according as it is written, He that glories [boast], let him glory  [boast] in the Lord”. This transitional period is when we cease from living for self, in and away from God, and now dwell or live within the Father in all things. No longer independent, but a people living totally in and for the life of Christ who is in the Father.

Lest a falling away from the eternal purpose of God is entertained, a failing to become a people of His image, His family, His dwelling place, we should refresh our minds and hearts continually. That is, a knowing that we were never created to be our own god, but to become His family with God as our Father. Know that God is very jealous for His family and for this cause and purpose He is willing to show us Himself according to His ways. He desires not to limit His family to just seeing His mighty acts but to know His ways. Psalms 103: 7 declares, “He [God] made known His ways [the reason for His acts] unto Moses, His acts [visible actions to the people] unto the children of Israel”.

Even among today’s church, while recognizing the visible actions of God’s supernatural acts are important, the church of today seemingly has taken and made moves to eliminate the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Man needs to remember that God remains a supernatural God.  Among many of those who still believe in the Holy Spirits power and presence, they seem to be willing to settle with the throughs of removing such spiritual displays from among them. Meanwhile God is maturing a people which, as Moses, are coming to know His “ways” – the reason behind God’s acts” in fulfilling His eternal purpose. That is, an intimate relationship that reveals God’s face, a relationship of a face to face family setting where the Father speaks of all His desire and purpose to and for His family.

In reading scripture from Ephesians 4:1-13, we should consider certain words and phrases which speak loudly to enlarge our understanding. In verse five note the words “faith” and “baptism”. Here the word “faith” speaks concerning the doctrine according to God’s ultimate intention from before the foundation of the world. The word “baptism” points to the baptism of the spirit by whom we are baptized into one body. That body spoken of here speaks of the many member body of Christ. This is confirmed in verse six when using the word “all” which speaks of the indwelling of God in the members of His body. Next let’s consider verse thirteen which reveals the increase of Christ concerning His body. A coming into a “perfect” man which declares of a completely full-grown man; one who has reached spiritual maturity as to age or qualification; that which has reached its purposed end. Does this not agree with that eternal purpose of God?

In coming into such knowledge, it entitles us to receive full or perfect knowledge. A knowledge that promotes a coming into the “stature”, the mature body of Christ. Declaring the purpose of becoming a people of fulness concerning the Christ, His head and many member body. “Fulness” speaks of those body members that “fill-up” the body of Christ, as the body of Christ fills up and completes the dispensation of the fulness of times. The key revealed here is, let us make God the center of our existence and not we ourselves.

1 Cor. 2:6-8, “Howbeit, we speak wisdom among them [pointing to ‘the perfect’ which speaks of God’s purpose that has reached its end] that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world [wisdom of the age, man’s carnality VS God’s wisdom], nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught [that which is passing away]: but we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery [a sacred secret, something concealed that can be revealed by the Holy Spirit], even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained  [preordained] before [a position of being in sight, or before one in place] the world unto [a line drawn to meet another line, at a certain point, redeemed man coming into Christ] our glory: which none of the princes of this world knew [none became acquainted with]: for had they know it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory”.

In this truth, God, a God of certainty reveals Himself to His creation from the position of perfecting His eternal purpose from before the foundation of the world. In God’s purpose, man stands in the place of inability concerning fulfilling God’s purpose. It is God who purposed and God alone who shall faithfully fulfill within His family the very stature of the fulness of Christ. Rom. 11:34-36 states, “For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been His counsellor? Or who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed [repaid] unto him again? For of Him [all thing come from Him], and through Him [proceeding from and a passing out; denoting the passing through whatever is interposed between the beginning and the end of such action] and to Him [denotes motion to or unto an object, with the purpose of reaching or touching it], are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen”.

In seeing and receiving an understanding concerning God’s purpose, let us sit up and take notice concerning spending our lives in empty religious activities that only draw attention to self. Let us lose sight of self and begin to see God and His purpose as it flows from God’s heart. A flowing that flows from God and flows unto God. Col. 2:8-9, “Beware [see to it; to observe accurately and with desire] lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after [with purpose or intention] the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ: for in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily”. Thus, an awakening, a coming to the end of self that all things in God might pass through His people to bring glory and honor to our everlasting God. A God that created all things for Himself and purposed to be enjoyed by and through His family. Therefore, as His family, lets stand up and be counted as being a manifestation of that which God is in His family.

 

 

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“God’s Time for a New Manifestation is Come”

When speaking of a new age concerning God’s eternal purpose, could the scriptures be declaring and revealing to us His purpose for eternity. When considering eternity, it must be understood that He is speaking of an existence without time. Today’s true ministry, those chosen by God for this end-time season, are speaking of an appearing manifestation with insight as to this revealing of God’s eternal purpose. Rev. 10:5-6 draws are attention to God’s purpose in giving understanding to those who seek to follow Him. “And the messenger which I saw [the actual perception of the object shown] stand upon the sea [victory over the carnal church order] and upon the earth [conquering the influence of unregenerate nations and individuals] lifted up his hand to heaven [pointing to God’s dwelling place, the realm of spiritual perfection and authority], and swore by Him That lives forever and ever, Who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer [speaking of no more delay in executing His vengeance]”. 

With “time” being no more, the purpose God had concerning the realm of time is to come to its completion. Meaning that each age which was a part of the realm of time is being made complete. That is, the ages have been fulfilled according to their purpose. The time has come for eternity to dwell within and be expressed through God’s people. Meaning, that the purpose for the ages of time and their being fulfilled is needed no more. Why? Because God has formed, fulfilled, and consumed all receiving and yielded vessels as they become one with God and His eternal purpose. Hence, a perfect kingdom of people dwelling within God’s creation. In this, recall that time within itself has periods of light and darkness, but now, Col. 1:13-26 states, “Who has delivered us from the power [authority] of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of His Dear Son; In Whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins [time of responding to the sin-nature]: Who is the image of the invisible God, the Firstborn of every creature: For by Him was all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him [pointing to two lines meeting at a certain point – becoming one with God]”. An understanding must be maintained that by Jesus Christ all things are fulfilled to come to the end of times purpose.

An ongoing prelude to the end of time arrives to bring the proclamation of preparation now coming to an end because it is being finished and maturing into the realm of perfection. This is speaking of fulfilling the purpose for our beginning, the time when we were born from our mother’s womb, which includes God’s purpose and reason for our natural birth. Preparation for completeness is now merging with the sounds of heaven. Hearing ears and seeing eyes are beholding Him Who became our sacrifice that we might be one in Him. Rev. 10:7 speaks, “But in the days [time] of the voice of the seventh angel [messenger], when he shall begin to sound, the mystery [sacred secret, once concealed but now open to be partaken of and to become] of God should be finished [it has reached its end, hence perfect], as He hath declared to His servants the prophets [those who speak for God]”.

What results does this “it is finished” bring? 1 Cor. 15:50-53, “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood [mortal human being] cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption [living according to the sin-nature] inherit incorruption [immortality]. Behold [calling attention to something outside self], I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep [used for physical death], but we shall all be changed. In a moment [atom], in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump [the seventh trumpet]; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [that which is subject to death] must put on immortality”.

Herein, special notice should be given to this fact, a coming to and manifesting spiritual perfection in man’s spirit, soul and body. A last trump, concerning the ages of time is now upon us, with a distinct declaration coming from God. A sounding trumpet which says, come forth into the fullness that I, God, have made ready for you. In this, all the death realm that has reigned throughout the ages of time shall cease in this people. It is coming to an end because preparation has run its course, and the seventh trumpet of maturity is sounding. 1 Cor. 15-54, “So when the corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, death is swallowed up in victory [declaring the truth of Christ and the overcoming men all becoming one]”.

Living in and with Christ speaks loudly of a great change. Becoming one with Christ speaks of living an endless life without the sin nature. Yes, man’s realm of time is coming to an end. An end which speaks of manifesting that which Christ is to confound the world in righteous judgment. This sounding trumpet of God is a message of resurrection. A realm of life that reveals the Christ, His head and many member body. This completed body of Christ will stand to manifest the heavens, the throne-room order of God and His glory. This realm is a realm where flesh and blood cannot dwell, for it does not inherit this realm of God’s kingdom. With the descending of Christ at His return, His return brings forth the glory of His heavenly realms. Also, creation shall know the reality of the body of Christ, who have spiritually matured into Christ in His ascension, His throne-room order.  These shall, in unity descend, they shall be manifested with Him at His coming.

1 Thess. 4:16-17, “For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout [a word of command coming from Christ’ union and fellowship], with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead [denotes dead bodies, corpses whose souls and spirits have been with Christ] in Christ shall rise first [their dead bodies]: Then we which are alive, and remain, shall be caught up [even as Philip was caught away in Acts 8:39] together with them [those receiving their renewed dead bodies] in the clouds [groups of people] to meet the Lord in the air [this word in Greek means the air from sea level to the mountain top, not into the outer atmosphere]: and so shall we ever be with the Lord [our eternal dwelling place by resurrection, by translation]”.

Here God declares of an eternal dwelling place wherein a spiritual perfected people are caught up into Him, being translated from out from the realm of carnality and death. Separated through Christ from our physical life-style into our inheritance, a life-style of change into a spiritual spirit, soul and body vessel. In fulfilling God’s declaration, a new manifestation is now come. We shall know a complete change as the corruptible puts on incorruption and mortality puts on immortality. The progression of becoming the perfect man comes as each man receives the Christ sent Holy Spirit. In this progression, man’s justification is received from the outer court Feast of Passover, received because of having faith in the work of the cross. Then, made available is the Feast of Pentecost wherein the Holy spirit filled vessels begin to receive knowledge and are processed through the sanctifying work of this Holy Spirit. Herein, a progressive change from the sin-nature renews the soul of man to become a restored vessel as a Christ nature people. Herein, this same people not only enter into the kingdom of God but they are made ready for a complete new birth. This is a birth affecting man’s soul which is made perfect in Christ to then overtake the body in preparation of a body being glorified.

Remember, movements from heaven are affecting the earth and new manifestations are coming forth. Let’s note Luke 24:36-39 which speaks of the resurrected Jesus appearing. “And as they thus spoke, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen [the actual presence of bodily sight] a spirit. And He said unto them, why are you troubled? And why do thoughts [reasoning’s] arise in your hearts? Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself: handle Me, and see [to know thoroughly and accurately, recognize]; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you see Me have”. Here we, those who become the body of Christ, will not just become spirits but will become vessels who have received a glorified body even as His glorious body. An immortal body of flesh and bones while abiding in the glory of God. Herein, overcoming all the limitations of the natural realm.

Even as God has said and purposed, He is releasing from Himself a manifestation of Himself that is purposed for those who make up the body of Christ. These shall know the resurrection as His many member Son to establish the kingdom of God upon the earth. When shall these things be? Matt. 24:30-31, “And then shall appear [shine forth, to be seen] the sign [presence]of the Son of man in heaven and then shall [because of His appearing] all the tribes of the earth morn, and they shall see [truly comprehend] the Son of man [remember the completed Son is a head, Jesus Christ and His many member body] coming in the clouds [a specific group of people] of heaven [God’s spiritual perfected vessels] with power and great glory. And He shall send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet and they shall gather His elect [those who have received His word] from the four winds, from one end of heaven [the elect, the perfected ones] to the other”.

When the word from God speaks of a people being changed to become his new manifestation, men must consider the everyday events that are taking place around them. The signs spoken of in God’s Word point to a manifestation beyond what God has released from Himself thus far. Events speak loudly as to the time of destruction that has now come. Destruction comes because God has purposed from the beginning to have a people for His name, His nature. Meaning that all else must dissolve or pass away. This points to and speaks of the fulfillment of His beginning purpose when God said, “let us make man in our likeness and image”. Therefore, through the ages of time, with each age bringing forth according to God’s progressive purpose, we have come to the time of man’s spiritual perfection. In this, time is coming to its end to be swallowed up into eternity, a manifestation of His stated purpose. In this regard, the first son came forth to be followed by the birthing and appearing of God’s birthed man-child, the ascending body of Christ. This is then to be followed by the perfecting of the bride of Christ in establishing God’s eternal house, His kingdom.

Therefore, according to His purpose, movements are taking place, a new expression and manifestation is come and God’s many sons are appearing. These are manifesting the Christ in His completion and His perfection. In this He is coming quickly. What do you see? Consider Jesus’ pattern prayer in Matt. 6:9-10, After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which are in heaven [heavens], hallowed [sanctified]be Thy Name [God is to be put first in all prayer]. Thy kingdom come, thy will [desire, purpose] be done [brought to pass, be accomplished] in earth; as it is in heaven [God’s spiritual dwelling place, includes the heavens within man, his spirit, His soul, and His body”. Thus the time for a new manifestation is upon us. The appearing of the end-time purpose of God, is it not come?

 

 

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God Is Marking His People”

Destruction is of a surety concerning the reign of man’s time, because the prophetic words of God are reaching the completion of sanctification for separation. Meaning that a time has now come for the fulfillment of God’s stated promises. With destruction standing at the door, the fulfillment of God’s purpose is to and even now is making an appearance. That is, a certain group of people who are to become God’s prophesied “man-child” are being birthed from among the church realm to complete His purpose. In knowing that man was created from the dust of the earth, know that man is also considered to be a physical earth himself. The physical earth called man is made up of three parts which consist of spirit, soul and body.

So, from within each man, consider that the soul’s condition is that part of man which influences life and manifest according to the condition of his mind, his will, his emotions and his desires. Therefore, from within the earth man, he has the ability to manifest either life or death. In this, know that God’s purpose is for all death to be overcome. That is, the soul is being delivered from the sin-nature realm of death into the freedom of the Christ-natured realm of life. In this, a time of complete cleansing is taking place in preparation for the coming of the Christ, both head and His many member body.

Rev. 7:1 states, “And after these things [the opening of six seals] I saw [actual perception of the object shown] four angels standing on [coming from heaven to the earth realm] the four corners of the earth [speaking of the earth-man having four areas of the soul], holding the four winds of the earth [spiritual movements to take place that will effect man’s soul], that the wind should not blow on the earth [man’s soul] nor the sea [pointing to peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues], nor on any tree [man with some being Christian people]”. In recognizing that man’s soul is the source of man’s mind, will, emotions and desires, there is a holding back of destruction that is to come. Note that the number four is God’s number pointing to tribulation, but God’s mercy holds back that time until certain events take place for the designated protection from destruction that is to be accomplished within God’s people.

What is this destruction for and what shall it accomplish? Lest we forget, let’s remember God’s purpose    is the salvation of man from the death realm. In this, God desires for man to come into life, even the life of the Father through Jesus Christ. Therefore, destruction has a purpose which is, that the sin nature in man’s soul might be destroyed. Meaning, that men need to die to the sin nature which was cultivated within man, by having a carnal mind. Therefore, man needs to know a rebirthing and the reality of the Christ nature dwelling within. Therefore, a certain period of time is coming to an end. That  certain time is for change and for perfection to be appropriated because this progressive realm of sanctification is becoming complete. God’s mercy and grace, for a short time, continues to hold back this destruction of tribulation.

Rev. 7:2-3, “And I saw [actual perception] another [of the same kind] angel ascending from the east [revealing a coming from Christ], having the seal of the living [resurrection and eternal life] God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels [of destruction], to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, hurt not the earth [man’s soul], neither the sea [peoples, nations, etc.] nor the trees [the Christian], till we have sealed [a visible sign that protects the elect] the servants of our God in their foreheads”. The fifth angel, with the number five being God’s number for grace, is drawing attention to and focusing on the grace of God. God’s ministry is, His life coming from Him through His messengers.  These are God’s appointed ministries who hold back the wrath of the four messengers of destruction. This is the ministry God raises up, delegating His authority within them, to place the seal of God upon His servants as a divine covering of protection from the tribulation that is to come.

Understand, that this seal was not a placing of some mark on the outside of man’s head, but a receiving, a resurrection from any carnal thinking to the mind of Christ. Phil. 2:5, “Let this mind be in you [your hearts, the soul], which was also in Christ Jesus”. Let us remember that the Apostle Paul, in writing to the Romans gave the invitation for progressive regeneration until the perfect (fulfilling God’s purpose) will of God is manifested through the vessel. Rom. 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world [this age life-style]; but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.

In considering this time of transition now upon creation, it would be well for humanity to consider the word and work revealed for us through God’s dealing with the children of Israel as an example. God speaks of a time when He would raise up messengers of His purpose to accomplish and bring forth a transition into eternity. As scripture reveals of a marked people who usher in such a transition, the question to ask is, what time are we now in? Are we feeling the effects of heavenly movements being released to change the entire direction the world has gone in? In this, the Word of God gives understanding and directional manifestations. Ezekiel 9:1 reveals this movement, “He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice saying, cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying [dashing in pieces] weapon in his hand”.

This draws attention to God’s ministry gathered for a time of change. Through this elect ministry of God, it speaks of a purposeful war against carnality and corruption. Among the Christian Community of today there exist those who yield to the corruption of the carnal mind, the sin-nature. In this regard the time for God’s final cleansing has come.  In this cleansing we should note that the vessels used as a slaughtering ministry are those recognized men who have charge over the city. These are those who, like the many Kings of Israel, they followed not the ways of God but committed themselves to idol worship. Many of today’s ministers are likewise separating themselves from God’s divine order to incorporate among the people carnal and deceptive doctrines and rituals. Thus, ministries that are slaying or slaughtering the people’s spiritual life in Christ.

Ezekiel 9:2, “And behold, six men [Hebrew word “ENOSH” with the meaning of morally depraved, to be sick, wretched, weak and also denotes inability for good and moral strength] came from the way of the higher gate, which lies toward the north [the carnal mind], and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man [ISH – a man of God in contrast with ordinary men] among them was clothed with linen [righteousness], with a writer’s inkhorn [one obeying God’s command – note verse 11] by his side; and they went in, and stood beside the brazen altar [place of sacrifice]”.

Herein, having a destroying weapon speaks of something that needs to be destroyed. This destruction is purposed by God to bring about a cleansing change from man’s carnal order. “Six men” were sent, with the number six used as God’s number signifying man, that is man within himself without God’s supplied redemption. This condition is in essence controlled by the carnal mind of self and Satan. But notice, before full blown destruction comes there is a seventh man (ISH) with a writer’s inkhorn by his side. He stands up from among them to bring a separation among them, by marking those one’s who are pursuing redemption as God’s elect. Remember God’s number seven is His number for perfection, completion, fully spiritual maturity.

Ezekiel 9:4, “And the Lord said to him [seventh man], Go through the midst of the city [the people], through the midst of Jerusalem [the church], and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof”. Likewise, the Christian Community of today, they also entertain many such activities that exist and are practiced among them. With many approving of them even though they are an abomination unto God. Therefore, a time of cleansing is upon the church and the world population, that is the releasing of the four winds of the earth to release judgment among them. But remember, there are those who receive a mark, the seal of God upon their foreheads, which is the mind of Christ, these have a place of divine safety, a place of perfection.

Meanwhile, Ezekiel 9:5, “And to the others [six men] He said in mine hearing, go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity”. Recall the time when God spoke to the children of Israel as they were to become His covenant people. What about the church of today? God’s covenant with His people includes a process of sanctification. This process is for the overcoming of every enemy called character flaws which are named as inhabitants of the land (dwelling in our individual bodies, flawed characteristics). Consider these flaws as the sin-nature mind-sets that make up each person’s character. The flesh man that wars against God.

Remember God’s issued caution as He give Israel a forewarning. Exodus 34:11-16, “Observe thou that which I command you this day: behold, I drive out before you the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. Take heed to thyself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land [carnal mind-sets, sin-nature character flaws] whither you go, lest it [this carnality] be a snare in the midst of thee: But you shall destroy their altars, break the images [sacred pillars, dogmatic religious rituals], and cut down their groves [lustful, lewd and lascivious rites and practices]: For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land [character flaws, carnality of nature], and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice [to offer up a sacrifice to God which comes from natural abilities and talents used in carnal rituals, even those order of religious activities produced by the carnal mind]; and thou take of their daughters into their sons [union with carnal doctrines] and their daughter go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons to go whoring after their gods [a strong doctrinal standing that binds up the people and limits their freedom in the Holy Spirit]”.

As spoken, the Christian Community, in general, have found themselves living according to the mind-set which has become their snare. A trap of activity which hinders and binds up the people. In this, becoming prisoners to these carnal religious activities remove them from actively living according to the mind of Christ. Luke 11:52, “Woe unto you, lawyers [teachers of the law and/or carnal practices]! For you have taken away the key [an entrance to and acquirement of] of knowledge: you entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in you hindered [forbade]”. But, a promise has been made, the sacrifice of God’s first-born son has been given. The Holy Spirit has been sent to teach, train and mature a people who have come to know and are separating from the emptiness and lifelessness of carnal religion. Meaning a Christian Community, that for the most part, maintains the order of death, by proclaiming a deceitful doctrine of hopelessness. (Read 2 Tim. 3:1-7 with verse five stating, “Having a form [external form] of godliness, but denying the power [power of Christ reproduction] thereof: from such turn away”.

Thus the Holy Spirit is declaring that a time has come, a time of separating is upon a people as God, in those He has raised up for this hour are standing up. These are sounding out the present day movements of God because they are now becoming the manifestation of God’s present-tense purpose. For this cause the mind of Christ is appearing again in the fullness of His glory as these elect one’s become that appearance. 1 Cor. 2:16, “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ”. A people who are becoming those who fulfill completely the prayer of Jesus that He prayed according to John the 17th chapter, read to see and then to know its fulfillment. Phil. 2:5, “Let this mind be in you [restored living soul], which was also in Christ Jesus”. These, the new creation people manifesting in accordance to God’s divine order, are now coming forth and standing up with the mark of God upon them. A people of God’s new covenant, a knowing that destruction shall in no wise harm them because they have become the dwelling place of God’s kingdom order, and are living according to God’s authority.

2 Tim. 1:7, For God hath not given us the spirit of fear [cowardice]: but of power [the reproducing power of God], and of love and of a sound mind”. Can we not begin to see a new marked people even now making an appearance with the purpose of God upon them even as it is written in Jeremiah 1:8-10, “Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with you to deliver you, saith the Lord. Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, behold, I have put My words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set thee [installed] you over the nations and over kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant [restoring God’s purpose in establishing His kingdom]”. This season is now upon a people as they observe and humble themselves unto God’s purpose to receive the mark of Christ nature, His mind manifesting through them. Amen and Amen, deliverance time has come.

 

 

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