“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’s 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 His coming, with judgment beginning in the house of the Lord. Therefore, as overcomers, God’s expressed desire continues in chapter four of Revelation, declaring the beginning of the omega 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”, pointing to a higher spiritual realm, though given directly to John, is now an invitation being given to all overcomers who are desirous and willing to partake of the necessary spiritual ascension to God’s throne-room order. 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 John to see 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 the invisible spiritual realm of God which also dwells within redeemed men. But unto those men who stay in their fallen corrupt condition, heaven cannot fully dwell or manifest. However, in the revealing of this heavenly realm, a door is open for those who desire to hear, see, and receive, therefore having the opportunity to enter.

Notice that the “first voice” being heard is as a trumpet. This trumpet sounding as a voice speaking, and when giving consideration concerning trumpets in the Old Testament, it always sounded out a prescribed call. The sound blowing among us today is a prescribed call from God as connected to war and the day of the Lord which should draw man’s 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 here is speaking of preparing a people for the coming judgments; these 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 given to receiving vessels, 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 higher 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, God’s heavenly dwelling place. 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 which 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 man 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 man sees 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 sitting down (resting) with Him in the throne-room realm of His Spirit and authority. 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. Speaking of man’s mind, his will, his emotions and his desires. This soul’s created purpose was and is to manifest the nature of God. The fallen man, while living with a sin nature is one that flies about with 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 a complete sanctification from self. 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 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 pointing to the nature of the fallen soul and its four avenues of expression and its 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 desire and 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, the mind of Christ. 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, 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 given on the cross. Know that by establishing for themselves certain desires that only feeds the self-life, any desire to react in certain legalistic 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 daily 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 Revelation the fourth chapter. While this change speaks of the stubbornness depicted by the oxen, note the change into the yielded calf, to now 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-life to live unto God alone. Living in a state of humility. 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 ingrained desires that have been conjured up by a perverted world, is purposed to promote for himself 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 now be because of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. This cross offers a new birth, a being born again, from the earthly life-styles into the heavenlies, a new man walking in and for God, one being filled with all God’s heavenly desires.

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

  1. The eagle (mind) – now a flying eagle that is the first-fruit saints manifesting the mind of Christ.
  2. The oxen (will) – now the calf, the humble man having overcome his stubborn will to suck the milk of God’s word and mature into becoming God’s will. One totally dependent upon God.
  3. The lion (emotions) – no longer a wild beast but one becoming of 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.
  4. 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, maturing unto fatherhood to establish God’s kingdom on earth.

Herein, we see the progressive growth of a fallen man, redeemed and restored to become an active member of God’s family. A many member Christ transformed from a sinner who had a sin-nature into a re-borne creation with the nature of Christ. The four beasts, the four natures of the soul, are 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 become and 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 His 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. Therefore, let us rise and shine for the time of God’s manifesting glory has come.

 

 

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“Created Vessels With an Eternal Destiny”

What is happening concerning mankind and among the world at large? The many changes going on in this world of ours seem to be of such an accelerated pace that humanity is finding it very hard and difficult to keep up. Nevertheless, in response to such manifold changes, there are a people who are finding themselves responding according to and fulfilling all those things written beforehand from God. Rom. 8:22-23 & 28 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. …. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose”.

The word “redemption” above 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 God’s way of progress instituted and proclaimed by God unto the children of Israel as the Day of Atonement, the yearly covering of sins through a blood sacrifice. This also points to the year of Jubilee (each fiftieth year), where complete restoration and deliverance was declared and administrated through the sacrifice. This year of jubilee is again being fulfilled in this our spiritual 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 creative purpose, a people coming to and living in His likeness and His image.

“Purpose”, is a word meaning and pointing to “a place, thus a setting forth. This word suggests a deliberate plan, a proposition, an advance plan and intention, a design”. Also note that our personal salvation was not only well planned, but demonstrates God’s abiding faithfulness as He awaits the consummation of this great plan for and in His people.

(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 brings forth a greater fulfillment. This also points to a moving away from living according to the natural realm, liken unto the children of Israel, into the spiritual realm, the manifested body of Christ. Remember, God’s word declares, first the natural kingdom and then the spiritual kingdom 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 to bring forth according to God’s law of the seed. This law is God given and will not be broken, as it states that “every seed shall bring forth after its own kind”. When Jesus, who is the seed, died and was placed within the tomb to resurrect, He became that seed which would bring forth after His kind, not as natural Israel who lived under the Mosaic 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 to 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, for a time, held in captivity within Egypt. But a time to be released had come. 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 His judgment upon the perverted kingdom of Pharaoh, but to also being deliverance and 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 for 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 as it manifest among them today. Released how? 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, a people 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, birthed and sent forth as a man-child company, God’s spokes-persons and throne-room representatives taking dominion over God’s creation. This speaks of a people who have progressed and been changed so that they only do and say what they see and hear from the Father, a spirit led people. 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 into the earth realm 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 being removed as they receive an understanding of who the person of Jesus Christ 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, by revelation, begins to see the coming forth of His spiritual house. Peter likewise catches a glimpse of the fullness of God being completed in bringing forth His new creation man, the coming forth of the creation of God into a full measure of appearance.

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 true house shall not be one of natural wood, stone, or mortar. God reveals, in choosing the house of David, that He would, down through the corridor of time, birth a man. This man, Jesus Christ was to become the seed for bringing forth God a completed house, the birthing of His many member temple in which to dwell.

This son of David being spoken of points to the birthing of Jesus the Christ who Himself become that promised 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 in which to dwell. 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 and spoken. While God is a God of certainty, He always declares and reveals to a people His purpose. In the bringing forth of His First-born Son, Jesus Christ, to dwell among the people, He established a time of declaring and preparing a people for that first 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 of 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, be planted as a seed in the hearts of a people as they accepted and received His sacrifice. These, through a progressive 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 is it that humanity shall see Christ again except He be revealed. 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 really 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 Christ to us today, even now? Are we not beginning to see Him in and according to His eternal purpose, even as He is? Herein we can become like Him as this same Holy Spirit writes His nature within and upon the heart of our soul. Here God is speaking of a change from that old fallen Adamic beast 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 carnal flesh and blood does not see nor inherit. This speaks of a change from a flesh and blood mortal body to a spiritual immortal body that can dwell 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 a change taking place in their atoms. This change speaks of our bodies, our atoms being 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 in and 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 (invisible) and the earth (visible)?

This transition is moving from the realm of hope (the Holy Place Feast of Pentecost), to the realm of love’s purpose and glory (the Holy of Holies Feast of Tabernacles – standing in God’s manifest presence – His throne-room authority) which is now coming into its season of time. Events are now happening concerning the season of His appearing. Christ appearing is first of all manifested through His first-fruits people, His body and then through the completed 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 [dwelling in the earth, the flesh realm] 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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“Come Forth Young Men Come Forth”

Jesus, as God’s pattern Son, has been placed before us by the Father, that we might likewise become even as He was while on earth. That is, for humanity to progressively become and fulfill even as purposed by God, a spiritually mature creation. This is saying that Christ’ body of people, the remnant of God, is to progressively and spiritually mature into the likeness of the pattern Son. This speaks to us of the need to move beyond the realms or orders of carnal man and his religious philosophies, rituals and programs. This points to and declares that mans need is to seek God first and His Kingdom will be added unto us. To receive an anointing to fulfill the ministry of the Christ (both head and body) concerning God’s kingdom manifesting from within them. Matt. 4:23 states, “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people”.

Let us consider that God’s primary dealings among the children of Israel were from a natural standpoint ministering to a natural minded people. Even today, God’s basic purpose among the church is to continue meeting the needs of the natural man’s makeup because man is still subject to sin, sickness and disease. That is, a knowing that the needs that exist among them results as sickness and disease continue to affect the realm of the church. Meanwhile, the ministry of the gospel of the kingdom is purposed to prepare a people, God’s remnant, to inherit the spiritual fullness of God’s eternal purpose. This purpose is to establish God’s kingdom on earth even as it is in heaven. God’s desire is to prepare His temple (His body of people) for His dwelling place. His people are to be His temple, which is the dwelling place of His glory and rest.

The existing need that continues among the Christian community’s church orders of today is, to receive a renewed revelation of God’s glorious kingdom. A revelation, which reveals the need to move beyond the in-part realm of the historical church into the fullness of Christ, His kingdom to be manifest on earth. Peter states clearly that there is a need for man to receive and administrate, under Christ, this glorious kingdom of God. God’s kingdom is not purposed to be administrated over and by the carnal church orders as we have known and continue to see them today. God’s descending kingdom will only be administered by those who manifest the throne-room order of the Holy of Holies. 1 Peter 1:12, “Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us, they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into”.

Those things revealed, as stated in the above scripture, declare of things unveiled and visible to the spiritual eye and purposed to be ministered. Thus, the need to see, receive and become. By becoming thereof, the enablement is to announce a joyful message having regard to the matter announced. The enablement is that of the Holy Spirit, the power from on high, which includes all the gifts that come with Him as He came being sent from God.

Friends, does this requirement, as coming from God, encourage us to move beyond the normal comfortable rituals of today’s lukewarm church to become firebrands for the sake of God’s kingdom? That is, to become that for which God has purposed for this generation, this time and season which declares that the kingdom of God is come. Heb. 2:3-4, “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with diver’s miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will”.

Again, let’s consider this truth; while the church is experiencing a time of having great needs, it becomes necessary for them to not only see Him, but to become God’s witness. That is witnesses of His signs, wonders and miracles that are to touch the minds and bodies of the rest of humanity. Included among these mighty manifestations in the natural realm, the greater need and manifestation is of a soul being restored into that, which had a beginning in and from God. That is, a “living-soul”, a vessel that stands in God’s presence unashamed, manifesting the nature of Christ unto all the earth. This speaks to us of a people moving beyond the natural realms of carnal man’s religious thinking, into the spiritual realms of God, so the “fullness of times” might appear from within them.

This appearing is purposed to establish God’s eternal kingdom, which is His nature within man to be established here on the earth. Matt. 6:9-10, “…Our Father which art in heaven [invisible realm], hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth [visible realm] as it is in heaven”. The key for humanity, that which opens for man the heavenlies, is the resurrection of a dead fallen soul back into that “living-soul” as it came forth from God in the beginning.

Heb. 2:4, as stated above, speaks of signs, wonders and diver’s miracles manifesting from the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Herein, these gifts are made available to God’s remnant people and are a power source that not only will change a vessel but also enables that same vessel to release the needed deliverance and changes unto the world around about him. While the gifts of the Holy Spirit anoints the vessel and releases him into manifesting the supernatural, meanwhile sicknesses and diseases of the natural man’s body continue. But only until a knowing and revealing of that “a greater than this in-part ministry” as it is now available among us. This is saying to us that the coming forth of a people through the processes of increased anointing and progressive change has come.

These changed people are now being resurrected from within their soul to manifest the nature of Christ. This means that the remnant of God’s first-fruits harvest is now able to respond to and manifest the will, the mind, the emotions and the desires of God only, His nature. They shall no longer be bound to the fallen dead soul of the natural carnal man realm, but they are being resurrected into the throne-room authority of God, even as the first-born son, who is now seated with the Father in His throne. Rev. 3:21, “To him that overcomes [the fallen soul, the sin nature, the desires of the flesh] will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in His throne”.

Unto these overcomers, along with the Apostle Paul, there has been laid up for them a crown of righteousness. It is through these overcomers that the kingdom of God will flow from within their soul as a mighty river of life. A people who are no longer satisfied with the natural expressions of the natural orders of man but are now enabled to express and manifest the supernatural nature of God from within. 2 Cor. 1:20-22, “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. Now he which established us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts [the living soul]. This speaks of a God that has purposed and promised unto a people, that by the Spirits indwelling within, He resurrects our hearts, our souls, to a time of being sealed. Herein the operation of this Holy Spirit has pledged to bring forth the fulfillment of these promises.

Can we, the people of this generation, a remnant of this day, hear the call of God coming forth? Is God not willing to release revelation concerning His mysteries for the fulfilling and manifesting of each mystery? This is a people who are coming into this knowing, that the “fullness of times” is upon them, a time to come forth into the full measure of their inheritance and the manifested nature of Christ into their earth, their bodies.

Eph. 1:9-14 states, “Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself; in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth; even in Him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him Who works all things after the counsel of His own will: That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory”.

The earnest, the pledge of God given unto us is fulfilled as we receive the gift of this new nature. This pledge of God’s gift differs from any ordinary pledge. This is the coming forth of our inheritance, the Jubilee, obtaining all that Jesus Christ has purchased for us. Thus, a people are coming forth that are to fulfill the prayer of Jesus Christ when He asked the Father to restore back to Him the glory which He had in the Father before the beginning of mankind. This glory is a glory of like kind that is also to be manifest through Christ body. Has the fullness of times come? Is it now upon us? If it is upon us, then the purchased possession is now to become ours, in Him, so that His glory is now in us. That which is of the heavens, the fruit of the Christ seed planted within, is to come forth in the earth, our bodies, as the manifest sons of God’s kingdom. Therefore, come forth young men come forth. Is it not time to establish God’s kingdom on the earth?

 

 

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“Christ, the Coming One”

Many events that are happening, such as those taking place in today’s time and season, are coming forth from God’s throne-room and should be grabbing humanities attention. These events are the results of the proclaimed prophecies heralded forth throughout the ages by God’s prophet’s and are now coming into their time of fulfillment. The heralding of these prophecies are the results which God, down through the ages of time, purposed for each separate age. As each age was released in its time, its purpose was to progressively usher mankind into today’s season and purpose of God. Today’s events are happening because humankind is now in the last of what scripture calls the “last days”. With God’s released trumpets blowing concerning these present tense events, it gives a reason for man to be concerned. What are these present-day events and how are they to be manifest?

One such event, which follows in suit according to God’s eternal purpose as recorded in Eph. 5:25-27 declares, “Husbands, love [regard with favor] your wives, even as Christ [the anointed one] also loved the church [a gathering of called-out ones], and gave Himself for it; that He might sanctify [read 1 Cor. 1:2 – the sanctified ones are called to be saints] and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present [yield] it [“it” the Greek word “AUTOS” meaning “himself” (a plural word)] to Himself a glorious church not having spot [blemish], or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it [“AUTOS” – himself – the vessels who become a part of Him through Christ] should be holy and without blemish [faultless].”

Yes, the appearing of the Christ from within and upon this people are the movements of heaven within them and are preceding the manifestation of His appearing, His presence. This presence among us is according to that which Jesus Himself prayed for concerning the finishing up and completion of His own earth ministry.

John 17: 4-5 & 21-22, “I [Jesus] have glorified Thee on the earth [revealing the invisible God to the visible earth realm]; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine Own Self with the glory which I had with Thee before [a position of life He held before coming as the word made flesh] the world was: … That they [all who hear, understand and receive who He is] all may be one [this “one” is His essence not just one person]; as Thou, Father, are in Me, and I in Thee, that they [receivers] also may be one [one in essence] in Us: That the world may believe [because of a ministry being and manifesting His essence] that Thou hast sent Me. And the glory which Thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one [one in essence – a corporate expression], even as we are one [one in essence].”

This word “essence” from the dictionary has this meaning, “the inward nature of anything, underlying its manifestation; true substance and the indispensable, conceptual characteristics and relations of anything”. Therefore, being at one with Christ puts us in God while manifesting His nature to the world. The purpose is for the world to see and know that God did send Jesus. For this cause, Jesus came to become a seed planted, to grow and mature from within the receivers of the seed, manifesting the essence of Christ for the world to see Him. In this truth, events as spoken of above concerning the coming presence of Christ appearing, consideration as to the greater truth of that coming is necessary. While most of the present-day church has majored on the ideal of Jesus coming on natural clouds, this ideal causes them to miss the greater purpose of God. What does scripture refer to when referring to the clouds?

(Read Matt. 26:64; 1 Thess. 4:17; Rev. 1:7). When considering these scriptures note that they are not pointing to natural rain clouds of the earth realm called the sky but refers to those ministries that become “one in essence” with Him. Rev. 11:12 points to the two-witnesses God calls to ascend unto His heaven, becoming one with Christ. “And they heard a great voice from heaven [the essence of God manifesting from within] saying unto them, come up hither [having completed the perfecting of God from within they now live completely in God’s throne-room realm, His way of life]. And they ascended to heaven in [a preposition denoting being or remaining within the Christ] a cloud [those resurrected saints who manifest the presence, the essence of the Christ in their bodies]; and their enemies beheld them [those of the carnal realm shall behold the essence of Christ in the saints, His visible presence from within them].” 

        The first-born Son came, but not to remain alone in His glory. His purpose is to increase Himself in a many member body to manifest the greater glory in which He spoke. John 14:12, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.” Jesus returned unto the Father because He had finished the ministry on earth which God sent Him to fulfill. Being a finished work enabled Him to become a seed purposed to bring forth a great harvest. In knowing that each seed brings forth after its own kind, the receiver of the seed has within himself the availability and ability to become the essence of the Christ. This makes these receiving maturing vessels one with Christ even as Jesus and the Father are one. Therefore, a greater appearing, meaning His presence, His essence is now responding to the movements taking place in the heavens around the throne-room of God. A springing forth of rivers of living waters coming from within the inner most being of the believing receiving ones living in the essence of Christ.

Meanwhile, among the earth-realm, movements are taking place that are broadcasting a perverted truth concerning the modern-day church. Another gospel is found to have made great in-roads into the churches mind-set that places great limitation upon the people. These limitations are making prisoners of the people likened unto the children of Israel who went into captivity in Babylon. Herein, the so-called church has lost sight of its true inheritance. They, like the prodigals’ son have been willing to spend their inheritance foolishly upon the deceitful programs of carnal minded men. This foolishness continues, but movements within heaven and earth are affecting creation as God’s prophetic word comes to the time of its fulfillment.

(Please read 2 Peter 2:9-22 and Jude verses 1-19). Even as heaven descends, and the earth ascends to meet their time of fulfillment, an intensive separation takes place as the tares and wheat, now matured, are being separated, to bring forth God’s greater glory, the time of Christ appearing. Matt. 24:31, And He shall send His angels [messengers – His true ministry] with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect [His many member body] from the four winds [spiritual heavens within the soul of redeemed men], from one end of heaven to the other.”

Thank God, a savior came, He finished His work and God returned Him back unto the glory He had with the Father before He came as a babe in a manger. From a babe, He matured until the time of fulfilling His work as savior. Now humanity has the right to receive Him as the forgiver of past sins as He set in motion man’s ability to receive the greater works of salvation. With Jesus, the forgiver of sins also becoming a seed planted within each receiving vessel, these vessels can also mature until overcoming the root of all sin, the sin nature. Herein, sanctification comes as maturity causes the essence of Christ to release man into full manifestation with Christ. That is, a people becoming the essence of Christ throughout the earth, speaking of the Christ within these vessels who are making an appearance. Note John’s understanding as he writes concerning this progressive maturity that takes place within the many membered man, becoming a part of the presence of Christ in the world.

1 John 3:1-2, “Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon [given to] us, that we should be called the sons [Greek word “TEKNON” which is used of a child by natural descent] of God: Therefore, the world [the flesh-man] knows us not [a child does not yet know themselves by experience]. Beloved, now are we the sons [TEKNON – a child] of God, and it doth not yet appear [unable to bring to light, make manifest] what we shall be: But we know [to know intuitively without effort, to understand] that when He [Christ essence in His many mature sons] shall appear [able to bring to light, revelation able to manifest], we shall be like Him [his essence]; for we shall see [truly comprehend] Him as He is.” Consider that children are children because children restrict God to dwelling within their spirits only. Meanwhile God, by the Holy Spirit, desires to resurrect the complete man. God, through spiritual maturity accomplished throughout the completed vessel (spirit, soul, body), He desires to seal these that he might appear through them.

Rev. 7:1-3, “And after these things [the opening of the six seals – getting ready for the opening of the seventh seal] I saw four angels [messengers] standing on the four corners of the earth [the four corners of man’s soul – his mind, will, emotions, and desires], holding the four [denotes a cleansing by creative works] winds [spirit] of the earth [soul], that the wind [spirit] should not blow on the earth [soulish man] nor the sea [carnal church], nor on any tree [carnal man]. And I saw another angel [messenger] ascending from the east [the sun rising – coming forth of the Son-nature], having the seal [stamp or signet-ring, a mark of genuineness or authenticity] of the living God [resurrection and eternal life]: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt the earth [soul] and the sea [carnal church], saying, hurt not the earth [soulish man], neither the sea [carnal church] , nor the trees [carnal men], till we have sealed the servants [God’s protection for the elect] of our God in their foreheads [having received the mind of Christ].” 

        Herein the heavens descend while the earth ascends. The events taking place are causing the heavens within the receiving man to sanctify the vessel to manifest the nature of Christ. In this, the heavens that contain the essence of Christ now appear before the remainder of worldly humanity to manifest Christ presence unto all nations. This visible expression of God in the world results in judgment that separates God’s world from the world of fallen man. The movements taking place around God’s throne-room releases such an anointing unto His elect first-fruits that from within them Christ makes an appearance. This appearance is not, as before, through the one-man Jesus, but through a many member body of sons, His first-fruits. These shall even, as the mantle that God placed upon Jeremiah, establish for God the environment needed, through judgment, to usher in the coming of the Christ, both head and many member body to establish God’s eternal kingdom.

Jeremiah 1:8-10, “Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee [not by a removal from this world], saith the Lord. Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, behold I have put my words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set [appointed and installed the anointing for such a task – a body of people manifesting the essence of Christ] 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.” Again, movement from within God is now causing heaven (the essence of Christ within man) to manifest in the earth-realm. In this, destruction comes to build up God’s kingdom by the pulling down of man-made kingdoms. This time is a time of restoration for the ushering in of the Christ, His body and His bride to inherit the creation of God.

The heavens are descending while the redeemed earth-realm is ascending. Their coming together is making them one even as the Father and the Son are one. The throne-room realm of God is releasing that which will anoint His called and chosen ones to complete their purpose even as Jesus completed His purpose. In this, let us consider God’s two witnesses in accomplishing His purpose. (Please read Rev. 11:1-13) These scriptures reveal two witnesses sent by God that are the two olive trees and two candlesticks, which stand before the God of the earth. Rev. 11:4, “These are the two olive trees [anointed men] and the two candlesticks [Holy Spirit revealing Gods word to and manifesting it through them], standing before the God of the earth.” Revealing that the two olive trees represent the “spirit of God in anointed men” and the two candlesticks represent the enlightenment of God manifesting through them, even as with Jesus who was the “word made flesh”.

Thus, we are observing an ascending people who are becoming the manifestations of God’s spirit and His word. These are a people who become the essence of God throughout His creation. These two witnesses are a company of people that God releases to prepare the world for the time of His seventh sounding trumpet. A time when the old world of man passes away as God’s world manifests throughout all His creation. Rev. 11:15, “And the seventh angel sounded: and there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms of the world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ [the anointed ones, those whose nature is of the true substance, the indispensable conceptual characteristics of God]; and He shall reign for ever and ever.” 

From Himself, God has activated and released events that are affecting both the heavens and the earth. Each receiving child of God has within their spirit a part of those heavens wherein God dwells. Through the progressive sanctifying of the Holy Spirit, these heavens of God within the man are consuming the whole man, spirit, soul and body. In this progress, the birthing of a first-fruits remnant into the completion of God’s eternal purpose, are becoming a field of sons in His likeness and image. The time of the birthing of this fruit called the man-child results in the movements of today’s activities from God. This fruit is to manifest as a many member body that ascends into the throne-room of God to manifest God’s essence upon the earth.

Rev. 12:5, “And she [the true church] brought forth a man-child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne.” A knowing that part of God’s throne-room rests within the heavens within this man-child, this caught up man-child receives power and authority of a heavenly measure to rule as the essence of God in the earth (rules over the fallen nature of the individual, first himself and then the world around him).

Dear saint, the heavens are moving, these movements are affecting the earth. In all the coming destruction, there is also a time of great glory, a time of restoration such as the world has never known. The trumpets are blowing, what is it you are hearing? Hear the voice of God, believe and receive, receive and mature, mature and become. Become fruits that manifest the essence of God in the earth, the making up of God’s eternal kingdom. Yes, Christ, the coming one is appearing. Both head and His many member body is to appear upon this earth as the Christ within manifest Himself. Yes, He is appearing.

 

 

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“Christ True Church is Alive and Well”

The United States of America, a nation founded upon Godly principles and blessed by God because those principles were being practice. The blessings of God upon this nation, from its foundation, have also become a blessing to many of the other nations around the world. However, liken into the nation of Israel, this nation has also become rebellious concerning Godly principles. The USA, in general, is pursuing and running after the arena of spiritual lack when considering these same principles. This lack is the results of most politicians pursuing and desiring unity concerning other nations with the same ungodly principles as promoted by the carnal nations around us. In this, the USA’s political arena are mentally agreeing to become one of a one-world governmental order without God. These other nations, ruled over by ungodly men, have become the influence ruling over the populace, with the USA becoming the tail and not the head.

In our country, the U. S. of A, the political and the populace, for the most part, have lost sight of anything Godly. In this they promote the godlessness that is ruling most of the globe. Why has this become a problem? Could it not be that the church is at fault? While disregarding the warnings given by God in His word, America’s populace has promoted a political arena that promotes this godlessness. Often as not, this godlessness is being declared as God’s modern ways in allowing man the right to become self-promoting in what seems good for self despite God’s word. In this, the Christian community has followed suite, and in many areas have led the way. Thus, men find themselves ruled over by political and religious leaders that call evil – good and good – evil.

In this, the excepted blindness rules and reigns, not only in America but worldwide as the major influence of America becomes one of being disobedient to God. Herein it has become a nation of the blind leading the blind.

Isa. 29:9-14 speaks clearly, “Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. For the Lord has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, namely, the prophets; and He has covered your heads, namely, the seers. The whole vision has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one who is literate, saying, read this, please, and he says, I cannot, for it is sealed! Then the book is delivered to one who is illiterate, saying, read this, please, and he says, I am not literate. Therefore, the Lord said: Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men, therefore, behold, I will again do a marvelous work among the people; a marvelous work and wonder; for the wisdom of their wise men shall parish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hidden”.

During all this rebellion and blindness, with the world’s populace looking for some kind of carnal Savior, they find themselves for the most part, electing and promoting, in both political and religious arenas, men who are blind, deceitful and corrupt without any Godly wisdom or understanding. Therefore, instead of the populace looking for and turning to God, they seek for a Savior from among those of darkness, those of black narrow places which are promoting ignorance concerning God’s ways. In this they are leading the world into a place of destruction. Note, from scripture, Egypt and the Pharaoh are types used by God concerning Israel in seeking out those world leaders of darkness, those without the light of God. In this, Israel, a type of the church, sought out for support and help from these sources, that is, sources other than Gods available truth.

Isa. 30:1-5, “Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise [weave webs of deceit] plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; Who walk to go down to Egypt, and have not asked My advice, to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and trust in the shadow of Egypt! Therefore, the strength of Pharaoh shall be your shame, and trust in the shadow of Egypt shall be your humiliation. For his princes were at Zoan [object of God’s wrath], and his ambassador came to Hanes. They were all ashamed of a people who could not benefit them, or be help or benefit, but a shame and also a reproach”.

In all this stage of darkness, which covers the earth, and with man’s mind covered with gross darkness, where is the church of God’s making? The church, a people alive upon the earth currently, is finding themselves living in perilous times. In this, we can know and observe that the fullness of the last days is upon us. With perilous times being of an increasing seed, we should understand that the word “perilous”, means and speaks of a time when harsh, savage, difficult, dangerous, painful, fierce, grievous ways, are becoming hard to live with. This describes a society that is barren of virtue but abounding with vices. In this the church must awaken to the truth as Paul writes to Timothy.

In 2 Tim. 3:1-5, “But know this, that in the last days’ perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away”. Consider, that while your testimony may not be of the sort that promotes such activity, what about the Christian community around you? What principles are they promoting among your groups and peers? Is compromise becoming the order of your gatherings or is righteousness as promoted by God the ruling factor as it flows from your meetings and ministers?

Again, where is God’s true church? Today’s gospel promoted among much of the Christian community is a gospel that robs and steals from the people. In this, they take away the power and authority of a present tense God living daily in and through their lives. Most principles of today’s churches put God in a-far off position, a removing of His presence and leadership from today’s society. In some cases, the ideal of a God living within a people is considered a myth while making each person a god unto him or herself. Thus, the moral decay that is evident today, is replacing the Holy God and the power of the Holy Spirit to minister to each person on a day-by-day moment by moment basis. This means that humanity is saying they have no need for a God outside of that which man himself is. What and who is this gospel as it comes from the self-made men? Note that this ministry of becoming self-reliant is ministered to a large portion of the Christian community, but what is their fruit?

Rom. 1:20-25, “For since the creation of the world His [God’s] invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, 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. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man – and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore, God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen”.

Notice that the word “futile” in the above scripture states that men have become futile in their thoughts. This word points to a life-style that makes for one of emptiness, vain, foolish, useless and confused. This describes the perverted logic and the idolatrous presumption of those who do not honor God or show Him any gratitude for His blessings on humanity.

Meanwhile, God’s church, that is, the true church, is alive and well on the planet earth despite that which the natural mind conjures up. This true church is a people who know who they are in Christ as they move into the power and authority given them through Christ and His death on the cross, which includes His blood shed on behalf of humanity. Through this blood, each member, by the power of the Holy Spirit can now ascend into the inheritance made available through this same Christ. This new man can become a manifestation of He who sits in the heavenlies as Christ has released these same heavenlies to His people.

Heb. 12:22-24 & 28, “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant [that which resurrects man’s fallen soul], and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. … Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear”. In this, we see a church receiving their God given rights to become His visible expression on the earth. This people are the visible manifestation of the invisible God. This gives redeemed humanity the right to move into that inherited authority that comes through the throne-room dwelling of a risen Christ.

Has the church fallen short of its purpose? While most of that which the world looks upon as the church does fall short and is out of line with God’s true purpose, His true church has never failed. Those ones who truly become a fixture in the church of the first-born, they have and do remain faithful in knowing the God of the present tense now. They have not only been cleansed of former sins, but this true church knows the progressive workings of God’s redemption plan made available through Christ Jesus’ blood shed on the cross as well as the power of His resurrection. These have and do stay steadfast in the progressive sanctifying work of Christ and His available salvation in becoming the expression of Christ on the earth.

This expression of Christ increases in a line upon line, a precept upon precept, here a little and there a little as the Holy Spirit changes the man. How, but by the increase of revealing Himself, as the indwelling completed work of the Christ within brings forth the outward manifestation of that Christ. A people who are obtaining their inheritance in Christ as He manifests the “fullness of times” through that same people, a coming into the purchased possession, spirit, soul and body. Is this too good to be true? Nay, for these are simply the spiritual blessings from God that the rebellious church has robbed and stolen from themselves and other people.

Again, we now see a people coming into the reality of every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Eph. 1:3 & 7-14, “Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. … In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth – in Him. In Him, also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory”.

Thus, we are now seeing a church coming forth from Zion in the glorious power of Christ’ full redemption plan. A plan that is not now nor will it ever be brought to naught, to nothing, but one that knows the reality of the risen Christ. These ones are those who are the manifested purpose of a God who has worked in them the counsel of His will, a church without spot or wrinkle (blemish). God shall present these people to the world as His glorious church without corruption. These are those wherein the will and purpose of God is being accomplished and completed. Eph. 5:27, “That He [Christ] might present her [church] to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish”. As this people, responding to God, take their eyes off that which the world calls the church, they shall begin to see that Christ’ emerging true church is coming forth. This church is one without spot or wrinkle as they manifest the nature of God in the establishing of His eternal kingdom throughout all His creation. Again, we say along with God to His true church, come forth.

 

 

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“Christ – the Mercy Seat”

Exod. 25:17-22, “You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold [Gods nature]; two and a half cubits shall be its length and a cubit and a half its width [2 ½ + 1 ½ = 4 cubits, pointing to the fourth day from Adam, the resurrection of Jesus, also pointing to Gods man-child, His two witnesses]. And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work, you shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub at one end, and the other cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim at the two ends of it of one piece with the mercy seat [Christ and His first-fruits are of one nature, one body]. And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and they shall face one another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat [the first-fruits lives are centered upon Christ Jesus]. You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark, you shall put the Testimony [Christ nature] that I will give you. And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel [Christ the head and His first-fruits many member body become God’s nature unto all the earth]”.

“Cherubim” is the plural word “KERUV” which has the meaning of a “covering angel.” In this, we see the greater expression when two angels covered and guarded Jesus the Christ as His body lay quietly in death. John 20:12, “And she saw two in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.” Thus, the resurrection of Jesus from His death on the cross, becomes a focal point concerning the establishing of Gods kingdom upon this earth. All the types concerning the ark of the Old Testament represent and are fulfilled in Jesus Christ and the Christ who also lives in a first-fruits remnant. These first-fruits become a visible expression of Christ as He makes an appearance through them. These first-fruits, at the time of Christ appearing, are those who become the manifesting kingdom of God in the earth. God’s kingdom, prophesied and foretold of, is now in the earth to make its appearance in covering the whole earth. Therefore, who are the first-fruits who become the visible expression of God and the Christ in establishing His Godly kingdom?

The mercy seat, was hidden behind a veil which was a woven cloth of blue, purple, scarlet, and linen with cherubim woven all over it. At this veil, there were four pillars of wood overlaid with gold. This “wood” speaks of “man,” but man overlaid with “gold” representing the “divine nature of God.” The number “four” speaks of “tribulation” or the completion of the progressive change that each member of Christ body experiences in becoming the first-fruits entering the heavenlies of God, the Holy of Holies.

The veil that separates the man from God represents the “flesh nature” of the man. In this, the man passes through the veil, the flesh nature, as a re-entry into Gods presence, His Holy of Holies, a shadow and type of the Garden of Eden. Remember that fallen man’s own beast nature keeps him from this realm called Eden. Also, remember that God has promised, He has ordained, and He has supplied the way for the man to return and dwell again within that realm called Eden. Dwelling in Eden speaks of Gods ordained purpose for man to return too and then go beyond Eden into immortality. With the “tree of life” pointing to and speaking of eternal life, it is the “flaming sword” of God that guards the way to this eternal life. The flaming sword is God’s word that changes the man. The word ordains and protects the way to immortality. Gen. 3:24, So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the Garden of Eden [pointing to the Christ and His return, head and body, to affect His kingdom in the earth], and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way [no flesh or carnality of the fallen nature can enter] to the tree of life”.

Note, that it is of a necessity that man must pass through the flaming sword of fire. This passing through is the only way God has made available (Christ Jesus God’s Word) to re-enter into life from the death realm. This death realm of carnality is that which has separated the man from God. But, upon the pathway called Christ Jesus, man begins partaking of the immortal realm of God. Luke 12:49-50, “I [Jesus] came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!” “Fire” speaks of and represents tribulation for man’s cleansing purification.

Note that fire changes the consistency of anything physical. The fire of the Holy Spirit is the instrument used by God to bring all necessary changes within the soul. These changes become the necessary transition taken to partake of the fullness that God has made available. Matt. 3:11-12, I [John the Baptist] indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

God has used many different types within His word that speaks to His people as a spiritual revelation. These truths, when revealed by the Holy Spirit, allows understanding to support God’s purpose according to His eternal plan. This truth is, as the truth written in the writings of Ezekiel, as he received a vision from God. (Read Ezek. 1:1-18). Ezek. 1:10, As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man; each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle”. These living creatures or beasts as depicted here represent the soul of man. As a fallen soul, men’s soul consists of four fallen areas that reveal the functioning character of the man. Men’s nature, within his soul, consists of the mind, the emotions, the will, and his desires.

  1. The mind of man is pictured as an eagle. The eagle is the bird that flies in the heavens with keen eyesight in which to observe the earth for prey. Man, liken unto an eagle, with a fallen mind, soars high into carnal imaginations. This carnal mind is always searching the carnal world for ways and experiences that take him further away from God.
  1. The emotions of man is pictured as a lion. The lion, known as the king of the beasts, rules through the emotions as a ruling factor of men’s makeup. Fallen man, in responding to the carnal mind, allows his emotions to rule him. As a beast, it seeks the realm of death; living a life that is without true rest, living a life torn apart by emotions.
  1. The will of man is pictured as an ox. The ox is a beast, while being strong, it is also known for its stubbornness. Fallen man, in desiring his own will and way in all things, becomes a vessel that wars against the ways of God, fulfilling self-satisfaction alone. Remember, God’s ways are higher than the ways of man; therefore, living completely unto self always limits the ways of God in man’s life.
  1. The desires of man is pictured as the face of a man. Man is the most desirous of God’s creation. Fallen man, in all his desires, observes God’s creation with but one desire. That is a desire to possess and unlawfully receive all that God created. In this fallen desire, man desires to take God’s place and become a god unto self. In this, man desires heaven and hell at the same time.

As a person reads about these same areas of the soul in the book of Revelation, the ability is given to see the revealing of a changed order of life manifesting from the soul living in Christ. While in Ezekiel’s time, the children of Israel, because of rebellion against God’s ways and His nature, went into captivity and destruction. But here in Revelation the soul now stands before the throne-room of God as a restored completed soul now manifesting the nature of Christ. (Read Rev. 4:1-10). Rev. 4:6-7 states, Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and back. The first living creature was like a lion [emotions], the second living creature like a calf [the will, no longer a stubborn ox, but a calf of a dependent humble nature yielding to God], the third living creature had a face like a man [desires], and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle [mind]”. These, with the nature of Christ have become vessels that now manifest Christ nature unto the world.

Thus, we see a people becoming the first-fruits that have broken through the veil of flesh into God’s Holy of Holies, His throne-room. This points to a carnal man being changed as he breaks through the veil of his flesh. These become the first-fruits separated unto God for His use alone. God’s people are those who manifest the nature of Christ, as they become the expression of God’s mercy seat. The act of God’s mercy is sending these first-fruits throughout the earth to establish His kingdom of love and peace. Herein, the kingdoms of Babylon know destruction and a removal, as they are being destroyed and replaced.

It was God, from His heart, that spoke of His manifesting glory coming forth as His knowledge covers the earth as the waters cover the sea. God also spoke of restoring David’s Tabernacle, the tabernacle of manifestation when all men could come and look upon the manifesting glory of God. Acts 15:16-17, After this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up; so, the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, says the Lord who does all these things”.

In discussing God’s purpose for men’s re-entry into Eden, the way is made clear. The necessity is for man to go through the flaming sword of God. This increases a knowledge of God’s Word and gives man enlightenment. The man must go through the fire of God in purifying his vessel of all the chaff and tares. The baptism of fire brings man into God’s purposed state of perfection. That is, a being made complete according to God’s purpose for the birthing of the man. In this, man escapes the order the Apostle Paul calls the realm of the in-part. How, because that which is perfect has come, perfection as it dwells within you becomes complete according to God’s perfecting process. 1 Cor. 13:9-10, For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect [Christ complete in you] has come, that which is in part will be down away”.

In all that humanity observes and is experiencing in the earth during this age, events are happening that stagger the mind. These events, while overwhelming at times, are but a prelude to greater events that are in the making. These greater events are reserved in God until He completes what the scripture declares as a people sealed. This is a sealing of man’s mind into the nature, the mind of Christ. Understanding is given, that at the completion of this people’s sealing, these greater events come forth. This speaks of a release for a God given purpose. This is to bring destruction to carnal men’s world that God might rebuild man’s world into His kingdom world. Thus, the purpose for God’s first-fruits is the establishing of God’s kingdom in the earth. This kingdom results in God’s mercy seat revealed unto the world as God’s man-child, His first-fruit king/priests come forth to manifest the nature of Christ. These are vessels of mercy affecting the whole of the earth with Gods order and purpose. In all this we say come forth.

Rev. 7:1-3, After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four [number for tribulation] winds of the earth that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on the tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and sea, saying, do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God in the forehead [mind of Christ]”.

The question is, are we seeing and living in the time of God when He seals or completely restores the mind of Christ unto these first-fruits? In having a greater understanding of what and who these sealed servants are, consider that God’s first-fruit remnant is the true sons of Abraham. Who are these true sons of Abraham? Gal. 3:7, 29, “Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. …And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise”. Consider that these true sons of Abraham, those of this first-fruit company of God, are to manifest the mercy seat nature of Christ unto the nations. God’s kingdom is established and manifesting through these first-fruits that are now whole and complete in Christ. God’s kingdom has come, and the mercy seat is among us. Arise and shine for the glory of the Lord is upon you.

 

 

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“Canaan – Our Land of Promise”

God’s promise, one that the Almighty gave to Abraham and to his descendants forever, is a promise in which God has become its surety because He purposed it, promised it and He shall fulfill it. Abraham, as Abram from the land of Ur of the Chaldees, was the one chosen by God to become a father in whom He would use as a natural tribe or nation to be His people. This nation God used, not as a finished product, but rather as a beginning for the revealing of Himself to fallen creation. In this, Abram, called by God to separate from one land or life-style unto another certain land, a separated life-style wherein God would put him and his entire household. In this land, in becoming a nation of people they became a natural shadow and type of a far greater kingdom that was to finally come forth. This greater kingdom of God’s purpose, in its arrival, is to become the revealing and manifestation of all that God purposed beforehand.

Gen. 12:1-3 & 5c & 7, “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee: And in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. …and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan, they came. …And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, unto thy seed will I give this land [for a dwelling place and a different life style]; and there built he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him”.

In this above stated promise which God had spoken to Abram, we should take note that God also made provision to enable them to fulfill such a promise. Again, note that the natural kingdom, which the children of Israel became, was but the beginning of the fulfillment of said promises. Even as scripture declares, “first the natural, and then the spiritual”, this declaration gives an understanding that whatsoever God begins in His natural people it would also have a greater fulfillment in the spiritual realms. Therefore, this land called Canaan, a natural land now known as Israel, is but the natural land that points to a far greater land, a greater fulfillment. Abram, receiving a natural kingdom ruled over by natural laws is but a beginning to reveal that the natural order of the flesh man could never obey the laws of God’s nature. Why, could it be because the natural fleshly man is a man with a “fallen nature”, the results of the first Adams fall in the Garden of Eden? This speaks to us that humanity has fallen from his God ordained place to live far beneath that for which God ordained for him. This indicates that man must transit from the natural order of kingdoms into that which is of a spiritual order. Note that man had his beginning in the spirit realm, before the fall, and shall be restored back into that place in God. This is the land of God’s original purpose, which is a purpose that has never changed.

With the children of Israel being of the natural realm, they could not obey God’s laws and therefore became a nation manifesting a rebellious nature. This rebellious nature caused them to go into captivity and to be scattered to the four winds. In this, the true seed of Abraham had not yet come to the forefront. Who is this true seed but those that are of the Christ? Gal. 3:29 states clearly, “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”. In this, the natural seed, while unable to follow God’s governmental nature, they give way to the spiritual seed, a seed which all of humanity (Jew and Gentile) can partake of as they receive Christ to become the true seed of Abraham.

Remember that the house of Israel, the natural seed of Abraham were a people of the law. Scripture reveals for us that the law makes nothing perfect, but it always produces death. This death is the fruit of the natural flesh man’s fallen nature that produces a man subject to the carnal mind, one that is always at enmity against God. Rom. 8:6-8, “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God”. Therefore, our understanding has become knowledgeable to this truth. Just as the children of Israel became a people of bondage and rebellion, likewise the church, the Christian community of today. These groups have and are reverting to that law of death, the carnal mind that submits to and obeys the desires of the flesh. Herein they become prisoners as they stand in a state of rebellion. Did not Christ come to fulfill the natural law and institute a new covenant, speaking of a covenant nature that fills the man, becoming one with Christ in His likeness?

Hear and know church, that the rebellion which scattered the children of Israel into all its forms of bondage, is it not likewise affecting the church today? Rebellion is causing a people to be a people who have a form of godliness but they are denying Gods changing power. That is, these humanistic, flesh feeding psychological sermons that are preached over many of the pulpits today, they are denying and stealing from the people the power of a God who alone can bring lasting victory through change. In this, the church, like the children of Israel has a charge against them. This church has also forsaken the life of God made available through the cross (Passover) and the Holy Spirit (feast of Pentecost). That is to say, they have rejected the Holy Spirits power and have mingled their mindsets with the carnality of the fallen world. Psalms 106:34-39 states, “They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the Lord commanded them: but they mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, and shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions”. Strong words, but words given to awaken and bring to today’s church a reminder even as God forewarned the Israelites concerning the nations that inhabited the land of God’s promise. Scriptures that speak to a natural nation but now words that also applies to the spiritual house of Abraham, the Christian community.

Likewise, among today’s church, God declares an expressed warning concerning the land that God speaks His promises too. This land, foremost and above all else is the land of man’s whole being, his spirit, his soul and his body, the land man must conquer first. In taking our land (self), God declares that in obedience we can possess the whole of the land, a restoration in our spirit, our soul and our body. Deut. 7:1-5 states, “When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whether thou goes to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou; and when the Lord thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them: neither shalt thou make marriages with them, thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For they will turn away thy son from following me that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly. But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire”.

In this, the testimony of the stand they made shows this truth, in rebellion against His forewarning they brought devastation from God among them. Judges 3:5-7, “And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites: and they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods. And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and forgot the Lord their God, and served Baalim and the groves”. To these natural children of Israel, Abraham’s natural seed, a mandate stands against them in their disobedience to God’s forewarned promise. Rebelling against God, to serve these other gods in that they married and mingled among the offspring of the heathen nations. In this type of disobedience to God, today’s church likewise stands in disobedience as they are marrying the mind-sets of fallen carnal men, professional ministers who promote carnality and idolatry against God, seeking the worlds ways and methods for success. Their main purpose is to increase their numbers, finances and popularity.

What about this stand taken by most of the Christian community today, called to be the spiritual seed of Abraham? With the same forewarning applying to his spiritual seed, what has been their stand? With the world controlled by men of a fallen nature, the church is to be separate from that nature; but they also have married the mind-sets of these fallen men. They, in these marriages, have forsaken their union with the God of spiritual heavenly realms to pursue the mind-sets of carnal minded ways. That is to say, if it brings what appears to have successful results among the world’s empires, let us bring it into the church, the called to be spiritual house of God. At the expense of forsaking the leading of the Holy Spirit in all things, these ministers of rebellion, institute before the people marriages of deceitful doctrines of humanism and psychological self-helps. That is they are replacing God with the idols of this worlds knowledge and its carnal mind-set.

Isa. 2:1-9 speaks of God’s stated purpose and those who rebel against Him, a rebellion that applies to the church of today. “And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lords house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow into it. And many people shall go and say, come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swards into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord. Therefore Thou hast forsaken Thy People the house of Jacob [Jacob speaks of the natural fleshly house while Israel, Jacobs new name–nature change, speaks of the spiritual house] because they be replenished from the east, and soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers [other religious languages, philosophies and doctrines of humanism]. Their land is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots: Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made [natural, fleshly carnal works]”.

In this, the above scripture, we see the fruits of the natural minded man who rejects any spiritual inspiration as it comes by the Holy Spirit that God has sent to lead them. Herein man, in marrying the inhabitants of the land, they have rejected God’s ways for their own carnal doctrines and traditions, marring the offspring of strangers (mind-sets), over that which God would lead them unto. That is, through the Holy Spirits leading they would be exalted above the kingdoms of this world. They could have become a kingdom wherein the nations of the world, those around them, would come to them and learn God’s ways because they could see the ways of God manifesting through those who resurrect into Christ nature. However, the church, the spiritual house of God has, like the children of Israel, chosen to pursue their own ways and the ways of the world about them. They have incorporated the ways of the world into their gatherings, in hope of becoming successful in their own works. 1 Cor. 5:6-8 reveal what a little leaven will do, “Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth”.

What about you, are you willing to approach God standing only on the works of Jesus our Passover? That is, to come before Him in sincerity and truth? In this, we must be willing to cross over our Jordan River to enter the promises of God. That is to say, are we willing to face the giants that dwell in our land? To face the character flaws incorporated into our lives, that which makes up the carnal nature, while we now have the word of the Lord that we can trust. Deut. 9:1-3, “Hear, O Israel: thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven, a people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou knows, and of whom thou hast heard say, who can stand before the children of Anak! Understand therefore this day, that the Lord thy God is he which goes over before thee; as a consuming fire He shall destroy them, and He shall bring them down before thy face: so shall thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the Lord hath said unto thee”. You and I of today face these same giants, the sons of Anak, the seven nations that occupy our land, our bodies, our mental make-up, our mind-sets and our characters. Therefore, let us know our enemies and put them to flight; let us slay them in the fulfillment of the work of Jesus Christ who has gone before us. Note a brief description of these our enemies:

  1. The Hittites – are the inhabitants that respond to the natural mind, in resisting God through the form of terror. This causes a people to prostrate themselves before this character flaw by fear and violence. This causes a people to break down in a state of confusion, fear and rebellion, to maintain one’s own carnal mind-set of depression and obsession.
  1. The Girgashites – are the enemy existing from generations that have gone before us. That is those are past down character flaws placing their offspring under a curse of sin. These unknown curses powerfully entice the carnal mind to respond through ingrained weaknesses that entice the person to participate and become like those in bondages of former generations.
  1. The Amorites – these are those who challenge the things of God in many forms of rebellion. These speak out against the moving of God’s Spirit among the people with demanding forms and challenging words. These blaspheme God in language of jesting, boasting, bragging and are most critical in all things concerning the Holy Spirits manifestations.
  1. The Canaanites – are those of a character that desires to subdue and make low the things of God. They tend to respond to the peddling and merchandising of the things of God, making them of low estate. These merchants, like Jesus that day in the temple, they shall be driven out.
  1. The Perizzites – this is that character flaw which promotes a life-style that does all to satisfy the desire of the self-life. In this, they separate from any type of sanctification that they might fulfill all their fleshly desires without any boundaries or restraints, doing anything they want just to satisfy the flesh.
  1. The Hivites – are those with that character flaw which, very much like Eve, is willing to compromise with the realm of death while rejecting the things of life. That is to reject the word of God for her own perverted knowledge of God’s ways.
  1. The Jebusites – are a people who are willing to trample upon the high places of God in unrighteousness. That is, they respond to those high ideals of the carnal mind over God’s word and nature. They refuse to yield to any spiritual direction to continue following carnality, as they pollute and defile the house of God, His dwelling place, in which we are.

Here, a small description of the inhabitants of our promised land, our bodies, called to be God’s dwelling place. In this, God, through the birth of Jesus, His earth walk, His death, His burial and His resurrection is declaring to us to rise up and take the land. This land is His inheritance in us and is our inheritance in Him. Our spirit, soul and body is our Canaan land, our land of promise wherein He has gone before us, that in Him, all enemies shall be destroyed. Here we see some if not all seven-character flaws that occupied the land of our inheritance; they are the inhabitants and spiritual forces of the natural carnal man. By killing these inhabitants from our land, our bodies, a restoration is available to become the manifested nature of God, the seven-fold spirit that flows from the Holy Spirit of God. (Read Psalms 149:1-9).

 

 

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