“From Preparation to Fulfillment – part one”

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Eph. 4:13-14, “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the slight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive”. 

        Then thirdly, we began to recognize the presence of the Christ that is among us, a presence that quickens us through love as we grow up in Him in all things. Eph. 4:15, “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ”. Herein we are being born again as a “living soul”, becoming less and less of that “old fallen dead soul” realm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                      “To be continued”

 

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“Forty Days – Christ Beginning and Completion”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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“Eat, Be Filled and Become”

God’s promises to us are yea and amen. One such promise given to those called the over-comers is that we have the right to eat of the tree of life. Scripture reveals for man that this “tree” is in the Paradise of God. Rev. 2:7, “… To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” To overcome suggest for man a combat against the forces of an adversary. While all believers can be over comers, this verse speaks especially of those who remain faithful in the midst of persecution and doctrinal error, giving proof to their faith. The tree of life symbolizes, for us, the spiritual sustenance needed to receive and maintain eternal life. The Paradise of God, which contains the tree of life, was the dwelling place of Adam, which speaks of the perfect fellowship that God and creation enjoyed in the realm of Eden before the fall.

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

In Christ Jesus, we can become all that He’s made available. This promise, this hope is that which God has extended to us with these instructions. John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing.” To “abide in” speaks of “being or remaining within.” A requirement that suggest for us a position needed to bring forth fruit. By remaining connected to the vine, all that is produced from the vine, by the maturing act of God, is fruit of the vine. This is speaking of a visible manifestation of all that is in and of the vine. What kind of life is it that comes from the vine? This speaks of eternal life that brings forth the fruit thereof through all who abide in the vine. This speaks of the whole man, the spirit, soul, and body. The curse of death that is upon fallen man is the results of Adams sin and is no longer to abide in this abiding people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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“Divine Order – As Established by God”

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“Deliverers Shall Come”

With many people of today turning away from God’s true word, much of this turning away is the result of great deception and therefore is leading into wickedness. This condition, as it mingles among the Christian community’s mind-set, is having a great influence on every level. The religious systems of today, motivated by corporate carnal minded mind-sets and the philosophies of natural men are like the children of Israel in their day – rebellion. However, with God seeing the need, He has purposed to bring forth deliverers. God has purposed that Mount Zion (those who are God’s dwelling place on earth with Christ within their spirit and soul) shall be set-apart unto Himself in these last of the last days. On this mount of spiritual maturity (Mt. Zion), a remnant of God’s people is again being gathered to possess the promises of God and claim what is rightfully theirs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Partaking of God’s divine nature results in the maturing of His manifesting word within. This manifesting word is the nature that brings deliverance to those trapped and bound by the course nature of this sin cursed world. This deliverance results from sharing a deep spiritual union with Christ. In addition, even now, deliverers have come to maturity and God is sending them forth. The sending them forth in the days ahead shall be on the increase. Therefore, let us look toward God; for redemption is near us, it is even at the door.

 

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“Creation Groans”

2 Cor. 5:4 “For we who are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up by life.”

God, in speaking to the seven churches of Asia (Rev. chapters two and three), gives us an understanding as to the cause for tribulation as well as individual testing within the church order. God, to these seven churches, speaks of His concern concerning His people’s spiritual condition. God expresses His desire for a purified church to come forth as a prelude to judgment, a judgment that begins in the house of the Lord. Therefore, as overcomers, God’s expressed desire continues in chapter four of Revelation, declaring the beginning of the last days that will usher in the establishing of God’s kingdom upon earth. In revealing these judgmental events we read in Rev. 4:1, “After this I [John] looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me, which said, come up hither, and I will show you things which must be hereafter.”

The invitation to “come up hither,” though given directly to John, is now an invitation given to all overcomers who are desirous and willing to make the necessary ascension to God’s throne-room. John hears the voice as a trumpet speaking. This voice heard was the result of his looking. This word “looked”, as used in the above verse, speaks firmly of the act, “to see: implying not the mere act of looking, but the actual perception of the object.” Thus, a spiritual enlightenment that becomes real to John as perception reveals this “open door”. A door opened for the purpose of John seeing those things that are to come upon creation. Where was this “open door” John was seeing? Revelation reveals that it was in heaven, which is a realm of God wherein men, in their fallen corrupt condition cannot dwell. However, in the revealing of this heavenly realm, a door is open for those who hear, see, and receive, therefore having the opportunity to enter.

Notice that the “first voice” being heard is as a trumpet. This trumpet sounds as a voice speaking, and when giving consideration concerning trumpets in the Old Testament, it always sounded out a prescribed call. The sound blowing today is a prescribed call from God as connected to war and the day of the Lord and should have our full attention as it blows. Zephaniah 1:14-16, “The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hastens greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.” This sound coming forth is the preparing of a people for the coming judgments; the judgments of God are for but one purpose. That purpose, to purify God’s creation from its fallen condition, its state of ruin. In considering this judgment, always remember, judgment begins in the house of the Lord.

Revelation, as it comes from God and is given to receiving vessels, it always has a divine purpose. As John declares, the ability to see those things God reveals can only come through the avenue of being in the spirit. Rev. 4:2, “And immediately I was in the spirit: and behold a throne was set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.” “In the spirit” points to a truth as to receiving and knowing God’s ways; it is only by the Holy Spirit that one receives the actual perception of what God shows. Here in Revelation that which God revealed was the throne-room of God where His fullness dwells and where man can enter by being in that same spirit. Eph. 2:6, “He raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” This speaks of a relationship that comes from living in Christ, as He lives in us, as He sits upon His throne within man’s soul. The Christ in us speaks of a people of judgment that results in a people living in the throne-room authority of God. (Read Rev. 4:3-11).

Here, before the throne of God, we see a sea of glass which indicates the need within man for sanctification. This work of sanctification is necessary as it cleanses and enables us to stand in God’s throne-room presence and authority. Man has a need to be enlightened, to live in the spirit, while perceiving the Christ as we see Him face to face. 2 Cor. 4:6, “For God, who commanded the light [underived and absolute] to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”  This speaks of a sanctified people, cleansed by God, who are now sitting down (resting) with Him in the throne-room realm of His Spirit. Abiding within the throne-room speaks of change, a change from the fallen man’s sin-nature to a restoration of man’s soul into the nature of Christ. It is within the nature (soul) of man that he needs salvation. Heb. 10:39, “But we are not of them unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.” This word “soul”, as used in this verse speaks of “the life of man, which can be lost or saved.” The soul manifests the character of the man through his mind, his will, his emotions and his desires.

What is the soul of man and its importance? It consists as the abiding place within man that expresses the four basic expressions of man’s nature, his mind, his will, his emotions and his desires. This soul’s created purpose is to manifest the nature of God. The fallen man, while living with a sin nature is one that flies about as a restless mind, symbolized by an eagle. Fallen man has emotions that react as a wild animal, acting as a terrible beast and is symbolized in scripture by a wild lion. Fallen man’s will, being stubborn in all its ways, is in scripture symbolized as the stubborn oxen. Then the man, full of all manners of desires, speaks of man in his humanity, a selfish nature living continually for self. These expressions of fallen man, with a sin nature, when passing through the cross of Christ and the needed cleansing by His sacrificial blood can then become as a sea of glass, the product of complete sanctification. In knowing the necessary change in a full measure, this change enables fallen man to stand before God in the throne-room having a living soul, a new nature. A Christ-like nature.

In recalling, in the letters to the seven churches in Asia, God gives a specific word to each church where there existed a need to overcome. What is it that man must overcome? Could it be the nature of the fallen soul and its four avenues of expression and reaction? Concerning the mind of man, the eagle, the change comes as man’s mind ceases in desiring worldly favors and it enticements to finally stand only upon the word of God. God’s word when received will stop the sinful restlessness of the mind by exchanging it for God’s rest. Psalms 119:11, “Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Verse 105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” This, while impossible by men in their own strength, it can be accomplished as the man draws from the spiritual strength that the Holy Spirit makes available.

The second avenue of expression from man’s soul is the emotions of the man as typed by the lion, a wild beast. Emotions, as a beast in their actions, will not know peace until changed by the power of God and the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. Know that by establishing for self-certain laws, with a desire not to react in certain ungodly ways will always fail. Why does a law fail? Because the flesh that the law works through is weak and wars against God’s nature, therefore it promotes failure. Therefore, man’s emotions need a confession before God by asking Him to deal with any wild emotions on a daily basis until perfection comes, that is taking up the cross daily to follow Christ.

The third avenue of expression that comes from the soul is the will of man. Here we can see a change-taking place from the stubborn oxen spoken of in Ezekiel the first chapter to a humble calf as spoken of in Rev. the fourth chapter. This change speaks of the stubbornness depicted by the oxen, but changed into the yielded calf, to stand before the throne of God. This speaks of one who has given up his own will for the higher will of God, a dying to self to live unto God alone. Matt. 26:39, “And He [Jesus] went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Fourthly, consider the man, the product of worldly influences from his birth until his rebirth. This man, with cultivated desires conjured up by a perverted world to promote for himself some kind of worldly success. From man’s genealogy, his environment, peers, education, and culture, a selfish desire becomes his motivation and with many, they finally come to know the destructive results of that life-style. Herein, God is willing to intervene and bring change, a change from what was to what can be because of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. This cross offers a new birth, a being born again, from the earthly into the heavenlies, a new man walking in and for the purpose of God and all heavenly desires.

Thus, it is time for a people, the first-fruits appearing of the harvest is now come. A nature now changed into:

  1. The eagle (mind) – now a flying eagle that is the first-fruit saints with the mind of Christ.
  1. The oxen (will) – now the calf, the humble man having overcome his stubborn will to suck the milk of God’s word in becoming God’s will, totally dependent upon Him.
  1. The lion (emotions) – has become the lion of the tribe of Judah that breaks every chain, a sitting free of those who are willing to know released from that roaring lion called Satan, the father of lies and the accuser of the brethren.
  1. The man (desires) – now a different man from the earth bound man to become, along with Jesus Christ the Son of Man, the manifested sons of God.

Herein, we see the progressive growth of a fallen man, redeemed to become a member of God’s family. A many member Christ, transformed from a sinner with a sin-nature into a re-borne creation with the nature of Christ. The four beasts, the four natures of the soul, now changed unto Christ likeness, manifesting His image. The seven lamps burning are the seven Spirits of God with all the attributes of God coming forth from the soul of the new created man. The sea of glass speaks of a people with clearness of purity, with nothing of the corrupt man remaining, nothing that carnality can touch. This stands in agreement and according to God’s purpose from the beginning of creation. 1 Peter 2:9-10, “But you are a chosen generation [race], a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that you should show forth the praises [virtues] of Him Who has called you out of darkness into 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.” The phrase, “but are now the people of God” speaks of much more than just being forgiven of past sins. It speaks of a people who no longer walk according to the sin nature. These are a people, birthed into the household of God, while taking up their inheritance as the sons of God. These elect of God are those who establish the kingdom of God on earth.

These sons, the heirs of God, having been under tutors and governors have come to their appointed time. (Read Gal. 4:1-7). In this, the fullness of God’s time has come for many sons to come forth and receive their adoption, the redemption of their bodies. They are now to glorify God in the fullness of His purpose, having become the visible manifestation of an invisible God. It is for the manifestation of His sons that all creation groans, waiting for God’s elect, the first-fruits to appear. 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, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.” 

A life lived in iniquity is a life of bad conduct flowing from the evil desires of a fallen nature as it breaches the nature of God. In God, His sons’ no longer dwell in iniquity because the prayers of the saints and God’s fullness of time has come. Psalms 6:6-10, “I am weary with my groaning; all night I make my bed swim; I drench my couch with my tears. My eye wastes away because of grief; it grows old because of all my enemies. Depart from me all you workers of iniquity, for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping. The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer. Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled; let them turn back and be shamed suddenly.”  The groaning is running its course and the day of His sons appearing is at hand.

 

 

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“Created Vessels with and Eternal Destiny”

What is happening? Changes in this world of ours seem to be of such an accelerated pace that humanity is finding it is very hard and difficult to keep up. Nevertheless, in response to such manifold changes, some people are finding themselves responding according to and fulfilling all those things written beforehand from God. Rom. 8:22-23 states, “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”.

Redemption is that act of God’s love, through sacrifice, which speaks of restoration from a fallen condition while returning to God’s original and progressive purpose. Redemption is a process instituted and proclaimed by God unto the children of Israel as the Day of Atonement. Also including the year of Jubilee (each fiftieth year), where complete restoration and deliverance was declared and administrated. This year of jubilee is now being fulfilled in this our season in God as He brings forth His season of fulfillment. This speaks of a chosen people coming forth in the “fullness of times” to manifest their God given purpose, a people living in His likeness and His image.

(Read Isaiah 11:1-16). This context speaks of a time when the fulfillment of said context would come forth in its season as a seed planted in the earth to bring forth a greater fulfillment. Pointing to a moving from the natural realm, liken unto the children of Israel, to the spiritual realm, the manifested body of Christ. Remember, God’s word declares, first the natural kingdom and then it is the spiritual kingdom that is to come forth.

1 Cor. 15:46, “However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual”. Thus, a seed, Christ Jesus our Lord, became God’s seed bringing forth according to God’s law of the seed. This law, God given and not to be broken is “every seed shall bring forth after its own kind”. When Jesus, who is the seed, died and was placed within the tomb, He became that which would bring forth after His kind, not as natural Israel who lived under the law, but as the spiritual body of Christ, manifesting His nature. Therefore, in the time of the harvest for this God given seed, the kingdom of God shall manifest and establish God’s kingdom over all the earth. Isa. 11:9, “They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea”. 

Let us take note and remember that the natural tribes of Israel were held in captivity to Egypt. But a time to be released came. Their purpose, to become an established people in the land God had promised to their father Abraham. Especially take note that the release of the children of Israel came as God chose to visit Egypt with plagues of judgment. God not only sent judgment to bring righteous judgment upon the perverted kingdom of Pharaoh, but to also being deliverance and a release to His chosen, the natural house of Abraham. Let us also take note that in the transition from the natural house to the spiritual house of today, Abraham’s greater seed is present.

Note: Gal. 3:29, “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”. Abraham’s spiritual seed becomes the generation of the body of Christ needing release from a like-kind Egyptian bondage. How, but through the needed judgments spoken of in the Book of Revelation as seals, trumpets and bowls of wrath. For what purpose but to release a people unto deliverance, to be established as God’s will and purpose for His creation. This speaks of an established kingdom of God manifesting in all the earth.

Herein we have a chosen people, vessels of mercy, sent forth as a man-child company, God’s spokespersons and representatives having dominion over God’s creation. This speaks of a people who have been processed and changed so that they only do and say what they see and hear from the Father. These are those of the true house of God who have received the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Their purpose is to manifest the heavens in the earth throughout God’s creation. 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”.

Here God speaks of a people whose sin-nature is removed as they receive and understand who the person of Jesus really is. Matt. 16:15-16, “He said to them, but who do you say that I am? Simon Peter answered and said, you are the Christ, the Son of the living God”. Here, Peter looking beyond the natural house of Jesus begin to see the coming forth of His spiritual house. Peter likewise catches a glimpse of the fullness of God being completed in the bringing forth of His new creation man, the coming forth of the creation of God in a full measure.

As we now consider the scriptures of 2 Sam. 7:1-17 (Read), we can receive an understanding of God’s progressive purpose. In desiring to have for Himself a house, a tabernacle or temple in which to dwell, He makes it plain that His house shall not be one of natural wood, rock or mortar. God reveals, in choosing the house of David, that He would, down through the corridor of time, birth a man. This man, Christ Jesus was to become the seed for bringing forth God His house, a temple to dwell in.

This son of David birthed as Jesus the Christ has Himself become that seed. This seed is purposed by God to bring forth a like-kind harvest of sons who would make up the spiritual house of God, a dwelling place for Him to rest in. In bringing forth this spiritual house, God shall by dwelling in them, bring forth a kingdom wherein God rules through this said people. 1 Cor. 3:16, Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”  1 Cor. 6:19-20, “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore, glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s”.

Herein God has spoken, declaring that a time of preparation would come and it would run its course to bring forth, in a full measure, everything that He has purposed. While God is a God of certainty, He always reveals and warns a people of His purpose. In the bringing forth of His First-born Son, Christ Jesus, to dwell among the people, He established a time of declaring and preparing a people for that coming. Malachi 3:1 states, “Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. As the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He is coming, says the Lord of Hosts”.

This scripture began its fulfillment when John the Baptist begins declaring Jesus Christ and His appearing. Thus, the Christ in Jesus appeared, Jesus died, was buried, but He also resurrected from the grave to finally, as the resurrected one, to be planted as a seed in the hearts of a people as they accepted and received Him. These through a maturing nature change shall also manifest the in-dwelling Christ in a full measure. (Read 2 Thess. 1:3-12). Note in verse 10 that it is declared, “When He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed”. How it is that humanity is to see Christ again except He be revealed again. This coming is likened unto His first appearing in the man called Jesus? Here, consider the declaration of the true vine and the results of those who abide in the vine.

(Read John 15:1-8). Here, the law of the seed applies, every seed bringing forth after its own kind. Thus, the vine brings forth fruit of like kind, a seed bringing forth a harvest to manifest fruit of an equal co-heir share of that which Jesus Christ is. Herein the Holy Spirit, fulfilling His office and purpose, reveals the Christ to these co-heirs with Christ that they might be likened unto Him. 1 John 3:2, “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is”. Is not the Holy Spirit revealing Him to us today, even now? Are we not beginning to see Him in His purpose, even as He is? Herein we can become like Him as this same Holy Spirit writes His nature within and upon our soul. Here God is speaking of a change from that old fallen beast Adamic nature unto the nature of Christ living and manifesting from within.

Consider now that the “fullness of times” is upon us. This is a season when that which is of knowledge only becomes a manifestation of God’s glory in the whole man, spirit, soul and body. A time when a completed man appears in a full measure of that which God had purposed. This speaks of change, from the natural to the spiritual, but also a change from the visible realm unto that invisible realm, which flesh and blood does not inherit. This speaks of a change from a flesh and blood mortal body to a spiritual immortal body that dwells in both the visible and the invisible realms as God so wills it. A people who manifest the Christ on the earth as they see Him manifesting in heaven.

1 Cor. 15:50-52, “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed – in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed”. This phrase “in a moment” is from the Greek words “en atomos” meaning “in atoms”. This then speaks of a presence coming from within a people because of change taking place in their atoms. This change speaks of our bodies, our atoms changed from one realm of life into another. Could this mean that, because of Christ revealing Himself unto His people, He progressively matures them until He appears through them? Is this not speaking of a people manifesting the fullness of the Christ, joined to their heavenly head, to manifest this fullness in both the heavens and the earth?

This transition is from the realm of hope (the Holy Place Feast of Pentecost), to the realm of love and glory (the Holy of Holies Feast of Tabernacles – standing in God’s manifest presence – in throne-room authority) is now coming into its season. Events are now happening concerning the season of His appearing. Christ appearing is first through His first-fruits body and then through the complete harvest, united with the heavens that the heavens and the earth might abide in the completion of God’s purpose. This purpose is a house, a temple for Him to dwell in, the abiding place of God’s intended foreordained home.

Rom. 8:18-19, “For I consider that the sufferings of this 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 waits for the revealing of the sons of God”. In the natural order of things, God established for His natural people, the children of Israel, the Feast of Tabernacles. Now a season is upon another realm of people, when a spiritual people are to be in-dwelt with a full measure of Christ and the fulfillment of his purpose, the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles. God’s promise, “I will set my tabernacle among you, and my soul shall not abhor you. I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be my people”. (Lev. 26:11-12.)

With God being our God, and we being His people, it speaks of a oneness because of a like-kind nature. A people with a restored “living soul” who now manifest a like-kind mind, with a like-kind will, with like-kind emotions and like-kind desires. A people, now knowing that which God purposed in the beginning, “Let us make man in our likeness, after our image” is now being brought into a season when this new creation man shall appear in his full measure. God’s new creation is a people who are becoming the glorified body of Christ. Rev. 21:3, “And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, behold, the tabernacle of God is with man, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, God Himself will be with them and be their God”. His, Christ head and completed body, is come.

 

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