“God’s Trumpet Sounds”

Trumpets, the voice of God speaking, is sounding throughout the earth while shouting out a call concerning the present-tense condition of this world. Meanwhile, these trumpets, while revealing truth in their sound, are mostly ignored by the populace. However, among the population as a whole, there is a small remnant that are, in the seriousness of the present hour, awakening and hearing God’s sounding voice. Meanwhile, most people are ignoring or refusing to listen so they remain blind to the true conditions within every existing arena. But, among all this a remnant of people are aware of this truth, they know that the world’s condition with all its corrupted perversions among the political, economic, educational, medical, entertainment, and carnal religious arenas are the results of certain forces working to destroy any degree of God and Jesus Christ, which remain man’s only hope and savior.

It is often asked by many, why do such perverted and evil conditions exist when most of humanity lives in a self-survival mind-set? Note that the truth, while spoken, most do not accept it because God’s truth sounds non-essential where the carnal mind is concerned. Truth nevertheless sounds out to reveal the fault and error within these arenas. The truth is that most of Christianity has succumbed to the mind-set of carnal religious ideals instead of maintaining an active participation in God’s prescribed ways. Religion, carnal in its works and concepts, has never been God’s purpose for His people. The activities of men, as manufactured though the restricted concepts and ideals of natural thinking, have the tendency to separate men from the spiritual laws (Gods nature) and His divine order.

Man’s reasoning is to incorporate and preserve their own philosophies which are conjured up by the selfish carnal mind. A selfish mind remains one that endeavors to fulfill only the desires of self. This also speaks of a people who serve God in only a form, including their own ideals of God, while refusing to accept any type of relationship that puts the true God as God over their lives. Spirituality, in the hands of carnal men becomes but a belief in human conduct and rituals. This creates a system of worship involving a code of ethics and a philosophy of carnal practices that become but a system of humanistic manifestations. Where is a true relationship with God in all those humanistic and philosophical activities?

The results of the above-mentioned activities are that which must now give an answer for its failure. This failure is a world full of that which God opposes, thus, a need for judgment to come from God. This judgment is that which separates what the carnal mind births from that which God births from within receiving men. Who and what then is at fault. Can God put any blame upon today’s visible church? Having at its disposal is the Word of God, the promises of God and the Holy Spirits power. This available power that God is willing to give to the church is to enable it to become His light to a darkened world. But in this, the carnal church has lost the light of God because of rebellion and stubbornness concerning His true Word. They have forgotten or forsaken God’s promises and have departed from the leadership of God’s sent Holy Spirit. This results in a world of corruptible darkness.

Rom. 1:18-25, For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, 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.”

Who and what opened the door for such rebellion and stubbornness against God’s ways, those many things which permeate the visible carnal church of today? Does their message flow out into the world as a church that has lost the witness God purposed for them to reveal to the world? 2 Peter 2:1-3, But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time, their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.” Thus, the immediate need is for a people to turn back to God’s ways while allowing faith to exercise itself in bringing forth the fullness of God’s promises.

What are these promises and what kind of fruit are they to bring forth? Eph. 1:19-23, “And what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him on His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.”

Here God is speaking of a people, His true church coming forth without spot or blemish to become that for which He purposed through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ. Thus, a need to humble ourselves before God that His true people might be lifted unto Him and revealed before the world. Eph. 2:1-6, “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lust of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” 

This is the birthing of God’s remnant people, His man-child company becoming the visible expression of an invisible God. This is the first-fruits remnant arising to become a loud sounding trumpet heralding and manifesting the appearing of the Christ. Are you hearing today’s sounding trumpet? Unto those who have an ear to hear, the sound is gathering the first-fruits remnant as they stand upon their feet. The trumpet sounds, and the Word of God fulfills its purpose as these first-fruits become a sounding manifesting word bringing judgment to the apostate church. A sound for the need of repentance, which releases the word and work needed to complete God’s purpose. 2 Tim. 3:16-17, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Being equipped for every good work releases the first-fruits to minister judgment to the apostate church. 1 Peter 4:17, “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?” Judgment brought through these first-fruits shall affect and cause some in the apostate church to repent and come into a realm of life which identifies them with the Garden of Eden. However, unto those who reject this sounding trumpet they shall remain in a wilderness of bondage, a life of carnality and death.

This sounding trumpet is the voice of God releasing revelation concerning the true Christ as He appears. How does He first appear except through His army of first-fruits? These first-fruits have become dead to a self-life that others might see the Christ in them. These shall come as clouds of witnesses as the apostate church begins to see God’s glory manifesting in and through them. God’s glory speaks of the Christ-in-us and is to be seen by the world through us. Note that Jesus Himself speaks to us of His glory purposed to be seen in these saints. John 17:10, “And all mine [Christ] are yours [God], and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them [saints].”

Again, take note that God speaks of an army that He sends forth at the day of the Lord’s appearing. This army, now a sounding trumpet, are those who manifest God’s glory from within, a great people who are strong with the fire of God going before them. These great people speak of those who have died to self while having the Christ-life manifesting in and through them. Fire speaks of the perfecting power of God’s word consuming all that is the wood, hay, and stubble of carnality while purifying the gold, His nature within man.

Joel 2:1-3, “Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming, for it is at hand: A day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come [God’s army – His first-fruits], great and strong, the like of whom has never been; nor will there ever be any such after them, even for many successive generations. A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns; the land is like the Garden of Eden before them [their vision and purpose], and behind them a desolate wilderness [all corruption is left desolate]; surely nothing shall escape them.”

Who are these elect, this people called Joel’s army? Are these not those who have heard the revelation trumpets of Christ and now live it? These are those whom God has prepared and spiritually matured to be His manifested sons, those whom creation has travailed for and is now awaiting their appearance. Rom. 8:19, “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.” How can these things be when the church, for the most part, remains apostate and wars against such manifestations from God? They follow the traditions and carnal doctrines of men which seek to rob God and His people by establishing their own “little man” inspired kingdoms.

Malachi 3:6-9, “For I am the Lord, I do not change; therefore, you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. Yet from the days of your fathers, you have gone away from my ordinances and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you said, in what way shall we return? Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me! But you say, in what way have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed me, even this whole nation.” Robbing God is more than cheating in the arena of money, but men robs God when refusing to allow the Christ life to be lived in and through them. Remember, that God’s creative purpose is for a people to become His likeness and image, His dwelling place.

What is God’s purpose for this remnant? Are they not a people called to become His special purpose on earth, the reflection and givers of His light to all those willing to receive. Deut. 14:2, “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.” 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”

Again, we ask, how can these things be? How is it that a people can suddenly hear words from God when a shroud of mystery and blindness rest upon them? In this, we should understand God’s purpose for the hour and day in which we live. That is, things once hidden as a mystery are, with a clear sound giving understanding as trumpeted, even as God gives a hearing ear to those who desire God’s way above the ways of men. Isa. 55:6-9, “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; And to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Certain ways of God have been reserved until the proper time purposed for their fulfilling. Then, in its time, hungry and thirsty vessels begin to hear a new sound, a sound ringing forth with great understanding. Col. 1:26-27, “The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

Herein, we must consider the failure of the Christian community and her need as to God’s purpose. The complacency of the people has formed a mind-set that refuses to entertain a God of the now. This complacent attitude always puts God far off into the future, an attitude that removes them from any obligation in becoming all that God has spoken concerning the now. Heb. 5:12-14, “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”

Obligation requires for a people the need to overcome. Even as God spoke to the seven churches in the Book of Revelation, a like-kind requirement is facing the church today. That requirement is the need to overcome all that perverts and corrupts God’s Word, His purpose, and His people. A need to return to God’s pure Word and escape from the proverb as spoken in 2 Peter 2:22, But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to his own vomit, and a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.” 

For this cause, a need remains for the sanctifying of the church. Sanctifying is increasingly needed because the sixth day of God is now running its course. This sixth day speaks of a need to know purification, pointing to a time for Joel’s army to come forth and complete the purpose of God’s sixth day of preparation, the preparing of the bride. In this, we see the need and the answer. Matt. 17:1-5, “Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah. While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, Hear Him!” 

        From the scriptures above, we should note that the event, as it took place then, is pointing to a greater fulfillment purposed for our time. Note that after six days a remnant (Peter, James, and John), were chosen and brought aside for the greater purpose. The greater purpose was to see Jesus in a greater light, a mountain top experience that reveals the true Christ in seeing Him face to face. This experience brings forth the transfigured Christ to know fulfillment within the remnant man-child of God, His purpose for today.

These man-child first-fruits are to be dressed in Christ’ robe of righteousness. That is, a transfigured people sent forth bringing righteousness to the corrupt church. A people, a bright cloud of witnesses dressed in God’s glory, with all speaking with a common voice having one mind and being of one accord. Becoming the kingdom of God revealed to the world. Matt. 24:14, “And the gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Herein the trumpet sounds throughout the land as the church receives the judgment of purification as ministered through Joel’s army. This army marches as they hear God’s voice leading them. Joel 2:11, “The Lord gives voice before His army, for His camp is very great; for strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; who can endure it?”

Note the results of God’s marching orders. A word of judgment, leaving behind them the desolate wilderness because repentance brings change, a removal of all corruption, with the realm of the Garden of Eden set before them. (Note Joel 2:1-3 above again). This speaks of purification that brings restoration to the hungry desirous folks still within the apostate church. Bringing forth Gods church without spot or blemish in preparing the bride church to welcome the marriage supper of the Lamb. Are you hearing todays trumpet sounding out? If so, how are you responding? Your requirement, from God, is to leave behind all that perverts, corrupts, and deceives. In this departure, an open heaven reveals to this people the fullness of God’s purpose that they might become. Hear, God’s trumpet is sounding out the time of His appearing in the earth. God’s people are becoming strong in the power of His might, which manifest His nature and glory before all nations.

 

 

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“God’s True Worshippers”

While many individuals and groups among the Christian community serve under and are bound by the law of fleshly commandments, God, through the sending and continuous revealing of His Son, desires to release and make free those still bound. While God has made available a new covenant unto His people, most still remain locked under the law of the old covenant. This allows the available freedom of the new birth to lie dormant as the people strive to remain under the bondage of carnal mindedness and its religious laws. Heb. 7:16 & 19 declares, “Who [Jesus] has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life. …. For the law made nothing perfect [complete]; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God”.

Serving God according to an outward law or commandment has become the commonplace activities of many Christian groups who meet weekly in the name of God. These activities are proving to be weak and useless in providing full access to God’s presence. Meanwhile God’s desire, through the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, is to annul the old in-part order and usher in a new and better covenant, a different realm of life, a true King/Priest kingdom order.

While there was a purpose in the law of fleshly commandments, its purpose was not to establish a continuing way of life for the people. These fleshly laws were given to uncover, to reveal sin and the sin nature. It was to be a temporary measure used to convince and reveal to the people their need for true sanctification and justification because of the outward laws inability to save and change them. In understanding their inability to save themselves, mankind could turn to Christ, who then becomes their progressive savior. Gal. 3:19, “What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed [Jesus Christ] should come to who the promise was made: …”

Therefore, these people have a need to move beyond the law of carnal commandments to receive and partake of the eternal Seed, the Christ. Is it not so that most gatherings today maintain their existence through ritualistic activities of worship, establishing a ritualistic order which becomes the trademark of their organization or religious group. Meanwhile, the Holy Spirit moves to establish another order, an order with an anointing that releases the freedom of true worship and praise unto God. Gal. 5:14, For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; you shall love your neighbor as yourself”. Christian freedom is not just the removal of moral restraints, but it is a freedom to serve. The true gospel exchanges the oppressive bondage of legalism for the higher bondage of true love. Gal. 5:18, “But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law”. Those who are led by the Spirit will do what is right lovingly, and not by the compulsion of some external law.

If many of the programs promoted among the Christian community of today are the results of carnal minded rituals, is God pleased? Much of what people see and hear among many of the gatherings is nothing more than carnal minded inspirations, stirred up to draw and please the people who desire nothing more than to be religiously entertained. Entertainment in that their programs continue as usual, rituals promoted by carnal minded ministers to feed the appetites of a carnal minded people. That is, to have church as usual without upsetting or offending any of the members. This offence often happens when responding only to the spiritual leadership of the Holy Spirit. Ezekiel 13:3 shouts out this truth in declaring, “Thus says the Lord God: woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!” These are those who use their own intellectual training to follow their own spirits desires that have been formed into rituals, rather than listening to God who desires to lead them into all truth.

Where are the ministers who are willing to allow the Holy Spirit It’s freedom to order the flow of each church meeting? God’s order, when yielded to, moves outside the box of repetitious rituals to manifest the presence of God among the whole assembly. 1 Cor. 14:26, “How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, and has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification”.  The gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit are for every member of the body of Christ and not for just an elite few. Even as Paul encourages Timothy, we are to stir up and keep the fires of the renewed soul ablaze. We are to minister to the fullest use of the spiritual equipment that God has given to each one. 2 Tim. 1:6, “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands”. 1 Tim. 4:14a, “Do not neglect the gift that is in you. …”.

God’s word declares of a time when this separating from His truth would take place. A time would come when sound doctrine would become the exception instead of commonplace manifestations. God declares that a people would depart from the faith by ministering certain denials of the essential doctrines of Christianity. False teachers would arise to teach doctrinal guidelines inspired by deceiving spirits. In leading the people astray, they would claim divine inspiration as they abandon God’s word and His spiritual truths for another gospel. 1 Tim. 4:1-2, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,”. While we can see these above deceptive positions fulfilled and ministered among many of the Christian community today, God has given us a promise.

The promise is that He will establish a divine order people as He pours out His Spirit upon that people. (Read Joel 2:28-32). The outpouring of His Spirit upon “all flesh” is the promise given by the Father. “All flesh” refers to every category of person, not necessarily every individual. The three categories within any culture include gender, age, and class. This speaks of man, women, young and old alike with the spiritual gifting of the Holy Spirit being available for all God’s Spirit-filled people. The coming of the Holy Spirit was not just a promise given for the apostles and their contemporaries, but unto all who would receive Him. Acts 2:39, “For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call”.

Note with clarity, that while there are many people who continue with “church as usual”, there remains a remnant that are becoming “living sacrifices” for the sake of Christ. These, while living among those who conform to the mind-set of this carnal world, they present themselves unto God for His use alone. In this, they know the renewing of the mind, which is committed to the ideals and the order of the kingdom of God which is transforming them. Transformed kingdom living calls for lives marked by humility and service through giftedness to the body of Christ. Scripture reminds us that just as the physical body is made up of many members, each with a different function, the true church or body of Christ is likewise a body of many members. These members of Christ body are all closely related, and they constitute a unity with each having separate functions and responsibilities, set in by God and not man.

Now, this many member body, to be perfect, must allow each member the right to function. Each are to be given liberty to minister in their place as the Holy Spirit directs and anoints. This does not allow any one member to dominate and become ritualistic in ordering the service, but each one freely moving as God directs through the presence and manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Is such a divine order possible, NO, not by the carnal mind, but YES, as the Holy Spirit is given freedom and liberty to order and anoint each vessel according to His purpose in glorifying God among His people.

The problem that many groups face today is that carnality and religious orders display themselves with the need for one to dominate and rule over the people. For this cause, while using the name of Jesus, carnality rules the gathering to feed its need to control. In controlling, it restricts the Holy Spirit’s anointing to manifest through the one individual instead of the body having its freedom. When there is a lack of freedom in the Holy Spirit, there is a lack in the life of Christ being manifest, there is a lack of light shining unto that perfect day. Without increasing revelation and understanding, darkness rules as the controlling person mostly grips the people in a vise of spiritual death.

Thus, a people of today groan, a people travail, and their cry is being heard by God even as He heard the cry of the children of Israel in Egypt. In hearing the cry, God is mindful of His purpose, His deliberate plan, His proposition and design that is to enable a people to be conformed “to the image of His Son”. For this cause, He has called forth a people, a first-fruits people to come forth by God’s act of justification. They are coming forth because God has justified them through obedience and He also will glorify them. Thus, we see a harvest coming forth. These first-fruits are on the scene and a full harvest is being made ready to come forth.

Eph. 4:11-15, “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors [Shepard’s or elders] and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry. For the edifying [building up] of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ”. This is speaking of the true ministry that is at work among the church that begets vital, spiritually functional people throughout the whole of God’s family, which is God’s true church.

Eph. 5:18-21, “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God”. In this, we say come forth Lord Jesus unto full manifestation [head and body] that you may be seen in our midst. In this, among God’s true worshippers, the world will began to see Him.

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“God’s Offspring”

2 Peter 1:3-4, “According as His [God’s] divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue; whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

When speaking of the power of God we must consider just what it is that the word “power” means. It is the Greek word “DUNAMIS” which speaks of “inherent power; the power of reproducing itself.” Thus, the “all things” given to us when receiving Christ are contained within the Christ seed, which, when planted within, has the power to reproduce itself. This seed, placed within receiving man’s spiritual womb has but one purpose. That purpose, to manifest life and godliness according to the life contained within the seed itself. Life, as it is within the Christ seed, pertains to all that is completely opposite of the death realm. It involves resurrected eternal life, one of God’s greatest gifts, and can only be found in Christ and the seed He is. Thus, a people purposed by God to become His holiness as it comes through a life of Godliness manifesting His inherent power, that which is reproducing itself from within the receiving vessel.

God’s power, as promised to be resident within a receiving people, carries with it the classification of being “divine.” This “divine power”, being resident within receiving man, speaks of a birthing from within, as receivers are designated to become God’s sons. That is, offspring of God to manifest His nature as sons of His divine nature. Acts 17:28-29, “For in him [Christ] we live, and move, and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, for we are also His offspring. Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising.” Offspring” points to a family, a like kind race, kindred and nation. Speaking of moving beyond the fallen Adamic race into a rebirth. Pointing to a new creation, beginning with a people called the first-fruits man-child of God, those who are members of His body and manifesting the Christ nature.

This God has promised and with these great and precious promises, He enables a people to become “partakers” of the divine nature as they escape the world of lusts. To this, Paul gives witness of a people partaking of the glory that God reveals through them. This “glory” as spoken of here is the Greek word “APOKALUPTO” which has the meaning of “to unveil so as to be visible to the eye.” 1 Peter 5:1, “The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed.” Thus, a first-fruits man-child company, the offspring of God comes to their time of revealing, a time when these shall be unveiled to be visible before the eyes of the world. They shall appear and release righteous judgment to bring deliverance, first to the fallen church and then to a sin cursed world. Judgment is that which separates the tares from among God’s people (wheat) in preparing the bride for her wedding as she is to then appear with Christ, an appearing that will establish the kingdom of God upon the earth.

In this purpose, the establishing of God’s kingdom on earth, man’s first step is to enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ. In this relationship, it is necessary for each vessel to begin to think according to the mind of Christ. Phil. 2:5, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” The mind of Christ manifest from the vessel as God’s word brings forth a necessary transition within the soul. While the fallen soul of man is in all its ways faithful to its corrupt nature, the restored soul is of the nature, the mind of Christ and likewise is faithful to its nature. The mind of Christ is a thinking process that thinks the thoughts of God. Any carnal doctrine, ritual or philosophy is not acceptable nor allowed to corrupt the simplicity of having a proper understanding relationship between God and the renewed soul (includes the mind).

2 Cor. 11:3, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent deceived Eve through his craftiness, so your mind [soul] be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” Man’s carnal philosophical point of view concerning salvation and the new birth often detracts from the simplicity of the Jesus Christ sacrifice. With the cross of Christ being the foundation of Christian living and thinking, a new birth must eventually affect the whole of the man, his spirit, soul, and body. Herein, becoming the new creation man birthed through the finished workings of the cross is to finally know Christ’ resurrection.

The mind of Christ, in relationship with the Father produces the fruitfulness of their relationship. Jesus never responded to the worlds enticements but rather always remained obedient to the Father alone. John 5:19, “… Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for what things so ever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.” This speaks of the Son submitting His intellect to the Father. John 12:49, “For I have not spoken of my own authority; but the Father who sent me, gave me a command, what I say and what I should speak.” Remember, the established covenant God made with man is that obedience is better than sacrifice. This kind of obedience separates a people from a law of sacrificing for God’s favor while looking for His approval. This means having a relationship of hearing and obeying, moving in the mind-set that is in Christ Jesus.

Thinking the thoughts of Christ takes away all sense of our own importance while the Holy Spirit produces in us a state of true humility. Man’s own efforts to portray a Christ-like nature falls way short of God’s expectations. The simplicity of man’s salvation only comes when man ceases in living for self, by his own will power and self-importance. A need to see that God, through Jesus, has supplied all the necessary sacrifice for man’s new birth. That is, a new birth that finally ushers in the glorification of Christ in and through the new born vessel. Remember, being born unto Christ in a full measure consist of a rebirthing of the whole man, his spirit, soul, and his body. In this, with man falling short within himself, it test man’s own thinking and his own works in finding out that all of self has no spiritual value. God does not sum up a person’s worth by his own thinking alone, but by the way he expresses his thinking in actual Christ life. That is, by his character, his nature. To this, Paul states with this assurance, 1 Cor. 2:2, “For I determine not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” 

        Remember, in the beginning man was the federal head of God’s creation on earth, as man came directly from the hand of God. When God breathed into the formed of dust man, the spirit of God entered him to make man a living soul (God’s mind, His Will, His emotions and His desires in his innocents). Then, as the results of Adams fall, His willing disobedience, an imparted breathing needs to take place again. This necessary breathing, when received, takes place within mans spirit and becomes the beginning of man’s process for restoration. John 20:22, “And when He [Jesus] had said this, He breathed on them, and said unto them, receive ye the Holy Spirit.”

Thus, man could once again, become a “living soul.” The living soul progressively restored brings resurrection into the receiving man as a new creation. This speaks of God’s offspring with a renewed spirit, soul, and body. This restored soul is forming a union between spirit and body according to God’s purpose. This purpose is to bring the immortal, indestructible Spirit of God into its rightful inheritance within man. That is, an immortal, indestructible man complete in spirit, soul, and body manifesting the nature of Christ. Phil. 3:21, “Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.”

Change speaks of more than just the forgiveness of man’s past sins. Complete change speaks more in light of a changing from man’s sin nature to God’s nature as He manifested it through Jesus Christ. Change means, as used in the above scripture, to transform. This change fashions the body of humiliation into that of a glorious body, that is, the body of Christ’ glory. How, except it is accomplished according to Gods working ability, Gods eternal intention. This speaks of becoming a visible expression of an invisible God, His offspring.

The fallen man, who has become a god unto himself, cannot discern nor know these truths of God’s purpose. But with the sanctified ones, separated from this carnal world and its corrupt knowledge, they begin to know these truths of God. 1 Cor. 2:12, “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given us of God.” This is speaking loudly of the nature of the sons of God, which know their rebirthing from within.

Becoming a new creation man speaks of the offspring of God that now has all the rights of God’s family. This new creation vessel is one united with Jesus Christ who has returned to His original position with the Father. John 17:5, “And now, O Father, glorify me together with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.” As the flesh-man Jesus was God’s Son revealing unto men what God is like, He also reveals what restored man is to be like, a people in God’s image and likeness. In this purpose, Jesus continued in His prayer, John 17:22, “And the glory which you gave me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.” Thus, God’s family, in becoming His offspring speaks of every receiving man coming forth in God’s prescribed order to fulfill His eternal purpose. A people in spirit, soul, and body glorified by Christ that they might glorify the Father.

This promised glory speaks of a transformation that is the results of receiving the mind of Christ. This thinking mind of a renewed soul is that which influences the vessel in looking upon and desiring the transforming power of God as He finishes His work in them. 2 Cor. 3:18, “But we all with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord is being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

Paul, in agreement, as he wrote these words in Rom. 12:2, “You are to be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” No longer controlled by carnal religious rites and doctrines but renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit to take on the mind of Christ. God’s offspring are now standing with Him in His order of transfiguration. After God’s last 6000 years, His seventh day presence has come, His remnant now know that the time of ascension is come to dwell with Him in His place of glory. A glory manifesting in the transformation of their whole being, to express the fullness of God’s eternal purpose, a family of sons who are manifesting all their God given family rights.

Matt. 17:1-2, “Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother [these represent the remnant first-fruits], led them upon a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.” This transfiguration projects a transformed people, those who have been changed into the new condition of living a God-like life. This promise is a promise available to all who believe and receive. This, our day, is the time for the appearing of Christ through His first-fruits sons who now become His glory in the earth, God’s offspring. As God’s man-child these are now coming forth.

 

 

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“God’s High Mountain”

Is it not becoming more and more evident that God is moving among His people in a way that establishes a new precedent? In this era of rapid modern-day communications that reaches out to all the earth, man is becoming more and more aware of movements that have taking place in the supernatural realm of God. In this, God is manifesting Himself in a far-reaching affect, more so than ever before. Thus, man is having the opportunity to see the results of God’s supernatural arm, an arm extended toward His creation. Could it be that God has ever and always desired to relate to man? But man, for the most part, has rejected God’s desire while building for themselves great edifice’s to glory in? These giant places and institutions, for the most part, have separated themselves from God in that He no longer remains in the place of leadership over them. These edifices, in scripture are called “high places”, becoming a people who have rejected God while instituting for themselves man-made gods in which to do homage.

In this position of man’s idol worship concerning other gods, the whole world now sets in a place of judgment. (Read Ezekiel the 7th chapter), with Ezek. 7:1-4 declaring, “Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, and you, son of man, thus says the Lord God to the land of Israel: An end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land. Now the end has come upon you, and I will send my anger against you; I will judge you according to your ways and I will repay you for all your abominations. My eye will not spare you, nor will I have pity; but I will repay your ways, and your abominations will be in your midst; then you shall know that I am the Lord”. Note that God’s judgment, with purpose, is to bring a people to the place of repentance. A repentance with man being humbled and then spiritually maturing into a place of truly knowing Him.

How is it that these institutions of men, that which they still call God’s church, can come to such a place as the above scripture in Ezekiel? A place wherein God’s glory has departed from because man-made institutions have ceased in allowing God His rightful place of headship. Rev. 3:14b-16, “These things say the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my mouth”. This scripture is describing a state of Godly rejection, because humanity, for the most part, has not allowed God His desired place of habitation. God’s purpose has always been, to make from out of humankind a people coming into oneness with Him, wherein He could dwell in them and they in Him.

In this, let us take note and learn from the mistakes and victories made by the children of Israel as their kings followed or rejected God’s leadership. God’s covenant, in place, left instructions through Moses for their conquest of Canaan, the Promised Land, and therein these promises also apply to the church of the living God. Num. 33:50-52 and 55-56, “Now the Lord spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho, saying, speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their molded images, and demolish all their high places. …But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those whom you let remain shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell. Moreover, it shall be that I will do to you as I thought to do to them”.

Victory was promised and assured to these children of Israel as they remained in obedience to purify the land from all abominations. Why, so God could prove Himself to these Israelites in supplying all their needs in abundance. Likewise, the body of Christ, His true church, also has an inheritance reserved for them with a like-kind requirement. 1 Peter 1:13-16, “Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, be holy, for I am holy”.

With our bodies becoming the “temple” of God, it then becomes a requirement that we likewise cleanse ourselves, declaring a need to slay all the old inhabitants of our carnal mind, our fleshly lusts and selfish pride that God might dwell freely within our temple. These old inhabitants consist of all things used by the world to make up our carnal character and nature. These manifest the product of all that comes from the natural environment and the influences generated from the fallen man (our genealogy, our education, our economical standing, our political influences, social order and our religious standings). In this, God has provided a place of victory over all these carnal characteristics which were molded by the world at large.

1 Peter 1:3-5, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time”. The word “time” used here speaks of “opportune time, set time, appointed time, due time, definitive time, seasonable time, proper time for action”, all that God wants us to redeem. Knowing that God made us stewards over our irreplaceable possession called time; we are to be good stewards of our time, using it wisely, constructively, and in the worship and service of our Lord.

Has it not been God’s desire and purpose from the beginning for His people to dwell upon His high mountain wherein His glory might be manifest for all humanity to behold? Isa. 40:9-11 is an invitation extended for those called ones to ascend unto this mountain of glory, “O Zion, you who bring good tidings, get up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, you who bring good tidings, lift up your voice with strength, lift it up, be not afraid; say to the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Behold, the Lord God shall come with a strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him, and His work before Him. He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young”. Herein, God has purposed to meet in man, His purposed dwelling place called a high mountain. It is upon this mountain that God extends His perpetual care to its inhabitants in all nourishing and protection, always caring for the new coming offspring.

In feeding His flock as spoken in the above verse, the word “feed” speaks of “to shepherd, feed, and tend; to pasture; to cause one’s herd or flock to graze. Thus, tending and caring for the flock”. Could this not be the reasoning behind the enemy of God always desiring to establish his own places of worship in the “high places”? Take note of the Apostle Paul’s declaration to the church while remembering that the church is to operate in the mind of Christ, God’s high place. Rom. 8:5-8, “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 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, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God”. Therefore, the carnally minded who follow the impulses of their own will, the lust and desires of their own mind and emotions of the flesh has no real place in God’s true church.

Returning to the ensamples of the children of Israel, we should take note that the enemies of the Israelites always established their places of idol worship in those high places. “High places” has the meaning of “a height; high place, mountain, hilltop, crest, ridge, summit, a shrine upon a lofty site”. These high places were often those hilltops upon which idolaters offered sacrifices to their pagan gods. These places became a snare for the Israelites, who mixed the worship of Yahweh with the worship of idols. God is not a God who endorses mixture. As we recall the kings of Israel, it was said of many of them, “but, the high places were not removed from Israel”. Even some kings like Asa, who ruled as a king and who did “what was right in the eyes of the Lord”, yet he did not remove the high places. Because of this failure, the enemies of Israel had the freedom to play havoc among the Israelites who were having no lasting victory.

What about the church of our day, are there high places left standing which rob the church, individually and collectively, of a victorious life-style? Does the carnal mind have freedom to instruct, teach and to impart a fleshly environment and life-style of a self-purpose driven people? Does this not speak of idol worship in the form of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life?

In the book of Revelation, it reveals for us that the carnal conditions that would exist throughout the church age caused them to be a loveless church, a compromising church, a corrupt church, a dead church and a lukewarm church. These all remain today, manifesting a defeated mental attitude church and except they humble themselves, repent and overcome, they will remain defeated. For this cause God, as He did in sending forth the prophets among the children of Israel, He is likewise raising up an anointed ministry today. This anointed ministry are those who have come unto Mt. Zion, the city of the living God. (Read Heb. 12:18-24). These stand before God and His throne as He sends them forth in the spirit without measure. All the high places of man’s idolatry shall be destroyed, and all the mixture shall be removed as the spirit of “Babylon the Great” shall fall.

God is even now bringing forth an anointing ministry of purity, holiness and righteousness, which is flowing forth from the top of God’s mountain vs man’s own religious orders. Thus, God’s kingdom becomes an established entity in the earth. (Read Rev. 14:1-5). Know that God’s high mountain is the eternal dwelling place of the saints in glorifying God while the old things of religious corruption are passing away and all things are becoming new.

Rev. 21:5-8, “Then He who sat on the throne said, behold, I make all things new. And He said to me, write for these words are true and faithful. And He said to me, it is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be my son. But the cowardly, unbelievers, abominable, murders, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake, which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death”.

Therefore, all the high places of Babylon shall know destruction, all that continues to exist among and within the people of carnality. The high mountain of God shall flow forth with the water of life as God’s Christ appears through His people to manifest the glory of God in all the earth. Come; let us ascend to the top of God’s holy mountain as the time for God’s end-time generation of overcomers has come.

 

 

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“God’s Family of Sons”

Humankind is that part of God’s creation which He purposed from Himself before the foundation of the world for a special purpose. This same God is now, in this present-tense time and season, coming forth to manifest the finished product. A family of sons are now spiritually  maturing to the place of receiving fully their God given rights, their inheritance. This promise from God is according to His good pleasure. From the fall of Adam until today there has been a time of spiritual maturity. Herein, He is fulfilling a coming into Christ and all things shall be completed. Eph. 1:9-11, “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 the times He might gather in one all things in Christ [His head and body] both which are in heaven [the invisible realm] and which are on earth [the visible realm] – 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.”

This word “purpose” as used in the above scripture is the Greek word “PROTHESIS.” It is a word coming from “PRO” meaning “before” and “THESIS” meaning “a place.” This word points to a “setting forth which suggests a deliberate plan, a proposition, an advanced plan, an intention, and a design.” Humankind therein should know that God’s purpose in creating man was a well-planned desire as He demonstrates His abiding faithfulness in awaiting the consummation of His plan. God’s plan, the birthing of a family of sons, is made available because of God’s supreme sacrifice, the death, burial, and resurrection of His Eldest Son Jesus Christ.

In considering God’s eternal family of sons, we must look to and observe the types and examples left for us through and concerning the children of Israel. In observing these types, know and understand that God showed Moses this land of promise. This land called Canaan is but a symbol, a type of God’s true Promised Land. The symbol shown to Moses is only a shadow of a far greater purpose than that which he looked upon from Mt Nebo. The Christian Community of today would do well to look beyond the natural land of Israel and begin to see something far greater than the natural land called Canaan. (Read Deut. 34:1-12). In this type, as shown to Moses from Mt. Nebo, a greater land is available for God’s people today. Note, that years before Moses, Abraham had already dwelt in that same land, but still, while in that land, he was looking for something far greater and better.

Abraham’s family was looking for another country wherein God had prepared for them a city. Heb. 11:13-16, “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. And truly, if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.”

The above scripture speaks of a country, which Abraham’s family came out of in their search for a new homeland. Likewise, in searching for a new homeland, the Christian Community of today should know that their former dwellings point to the carnal sin nature in which they were born and called out from. This also draws our attention to the children of Abraham in hearing God’s promises concerning a better heavenly (spiritual-realm) country. Their search, while not being fulfilled; they retained knowledge of God preparing for them a better place of dwelling. That better dwelling place is now available through the Lord Jesus Christ who prepares for us a city to dwell, also called God’s many mansions. The word “prepared” in the above scripture is the Greek word “HETOIMAZO” which has the meaning of “to make ready, make arrangements.” This word, while used as the preparations made for the blessings that God has ordained, it also includes His judgment for removing all corruptible influences.

As we consider the children of Israel living in the land called Canaan, it is evident that they were still an imperfect people. This truth reveals that they, though within Canaan, were not yet living according to the purpose in which Canaan was but a type. Could not the land of Canaan, the Promised Land, also point to and include God’s Holy of Holies, the place of God’s throne-room authority as typed within the wilderness tabernacle. This declares a kingdom rulership of righteousness, peace, and joy. In today’s world of the Christian Community, man’s imperfections are likewise evident and reveals that our soul has not yet been completely reborn and moved into the realm called God’s Holy of Holies, the heavenlies. However, the Feast of Pentecost, wherein the true church of God is now dwelling, has received the provision of power needed to enter into and take that land. This land, for the Christian community, is our individual vessels made up of spirit, soul, and body with a longing for a complete new birthing to take us away from the carnal realm. Many today, as with Moses, the lawgiver that types the house of law, they hear about and see the land from Mt. Nebo, representing the wilderness, but while living under the law of carnal commandments, they cannot enter in.

This is so true with the Christian Community of today, which from the Holy Place Feast of Pentecost, they are looking into the realm, the land of the Holy of Holies. In this, they see the need to die to the carnal sin nature because the “end of all flesh” time for them has come. Consider that Moses, by death at 120 years of age, which is God’s number representing and pointing to “the end of the flesh,” couldn’t enter in. This is likewise pointing to the carnal minded people of today’s Christian Community. Meanwhile earnest seekers are coming to the end of themselves as they receive and are becoming these promises. 1 Cor. 2:9-10, “But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, and the deep things of God.”

There is a need for man to know that revelation, once given, needs more than just a hearing about the revelation itself. What’s needed is for each vessel to take the steps necessary in becoming the manifestation of the revelation of God’s desire. Hearing and receiving only brings to us that seed of hope, then the need exist to receive the seed within that it might now be fulfilled unto an experience. Col. 1:26-27, “The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory”. 

        As the saints pursue this hope, it will cause people to purify themselves, through the work of the cross, from the sin nature which represents the old country they came out of. 1 John 3:3, “And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He [God] is pure.” This word “pure” is the Greek word “HAGNOS”. It is a word that describes a person as “clean, modest, undefiled, moral, faultless and without blemish”. For God’s people this speaks of a better country, a land (man’s spirit, soul, and body) which God has promised to dwell within and is now maturing each yielded vessel unto the Christ nature. This is the hope that encourages a people to allow the power of the Holy Spirit to put an end to all flesh, which is all carnality. Remember, Moses saw the Promised Land but could not enter as a type of the law, the disobedient flesh man.

Moses the lawgiver, a type of the flesh man, must die to make way for Joshua, which is a type of Jesus Christ. Christ, the head of a many member body son is now to enter into all the promises of God in taking the land. Today’s body of Christ, a first-fruits company of people, are now involved with the task of conquering every enemy (sin-nature characteristics) that dwells in the land of man’s spirit, soul, and body. Understand, in conquering our land through the cross of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, we will begin to have the necessary affect needed upon the world around us. This victorious people, by gaining victory over self (mind, will, emotions and desires) and by receiving God’s giftings, they will establish God’s kingdom over creation. Rom. 8:22-23, “For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pains 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.”

These first-fruits of the harvest are God’s pledge of the full harvest that is to come and the Holy Spirit is the pledge of the first-fruits full adoption as sons. This people groan because the soul is going through the process of resurrection in bringing redemption to our corrupt bodies. Herein a first-fruits people affect their surrounding world and will bring change to any place God would lead them. John 3:34, “For He Whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.”

Again, we must consider Moses and Joshua, the types set before us in receiving the promise of taking our land, that land which is our person, the spirit, soul and body. The lawgiver, that which God gave, reveals that the flesh-man has not the ability to fulfill God’s Word, therefore man’s old nature must die in the land of Moab. Moab, the son of Lot, borne because of incest with his daughter speaks of a natural carnal world, which produces corruption, the product of self-producing self. Moab, as a type of all carnal religions is the unholy land of the flesh that Moses dies in because the law, producing sin and death, can make nothing perfect. (Read again Deut. 34:5-7). Moses’ age, being 120 years, also speaks of the “end of all flesh”. Thus, a first-fruits company of people are now dying to the old corrupt nature and being resurrected into God’s new creation man. They are becoming again a “living soul” which manifests the nature of Christ, which walks out all of God’s promises into an eternal kingdom. (Read Rom. 6:1-14).

Note especially verses 6 and 8 that declare, “Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. …. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him.” Herein sanctification runs its course in bringing full access to the fullness of God’s perfect completed man.

God has a completed man, His family of sons whose lives have been fully experienced in the death, burial, and resurrection with Christ. These are His family, His heirs who have the promise of no longer being servants or slaves but coming into the full measure of God’s purpose. Gal. 4:4-7, “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law [flesh man], that we might receive the adoption as sons [God’s new creation man]. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts [soul] crying out, Abba, Father! Therefore, you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” 

        This promise is a fact that is becoming a reality, knowing the experience of the Christ nature being within and maturing in you. Notice the word “fullness” as used in verse four above. Fullness is the Greek word “PLEROMA” and means “a full number, full complement, that which has been completed.” Thus, God’s chosen time has brought His purpose to a full complement, completed within a people who are to harvest the kingdom of God in all the earth. Gal. 4:19, “My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you.” “Formed” speaks of a people changed in character, becoming conformed to the character of Christ in actuality, not merely in semblance.

The saints of God are now to manifest that which scripture calls “a perfect man,” leaving behind, through Christ’ death and resurrection, a way of life scripture calls “the trickery of men who live in the craftiness of deceitful plotting.” Calling forth a people separated unto God for His good pleasure, that is, a family of sons. Eph. 4:13-15, “Till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things unto Him who is the head – Christ -.” Herein Moses, the lawgiver, the flesh man who represents a death that puts an end to all flesh, which is carnality. But, our assurance, Christ resurrected to become a seed placed within repentant man to grow into God’s man-child, becoming His family, His sons. (Read Eph. 4:17-24). This family of sons shall appear and manifest His glory. Through this family of God, His many sons, God’s kingdom shall and is being established. Thankful for God’s eternal purpose, is it now our time?

 

 

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“God’s Approval – Upon His People”

As we observe the world around us today, we should take notice of this true fact. Spiritual darkness is on the increase as corruption and rebelliousness against God is increasing, it is enlarging and manifesting itself continually. This condition seems to be of a mind-set without restraint. The fruit of this immoral corruptible world is becoming, in all appearances and action, a great harvest of increased darkness. The governments of this world, for the most part, are allowing for laws and by-laws to be established which increasingly support their immoral, corrupt life-styles. These life-styles are manifesting from a nature that loves darkness rather than light. Why do they love darkness, even as scripture says, because their deeds are evil? Why has the world become such a place where most now call good – evil and evil – good?

While we have a knowing that God’s adversary, as a roaring lion, seeks to devour and deceive humankind, we ask the following question. Is and has the modern-day church done its part in becoming the agency God desires it to be in lightening up the darkened world? If not, why? 1 Cor. 2:9, “But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him”. Could this be part of the problem? Has humanity become so blind, without God given knowledge, that they have lost sight of God’s will and purpose for creation. Sinful man has remained or has become ignorant concerning what God has accomplished for them in Christ.

Since knowledge of the things of God are more from a spiritual level than an intellectual realm, man cannot glory in nor receive God’s true purpose in any political, economic, social, educational nor carnal religious methods or accommodations. All these activities, because of man’s carnal nature, serve only to increase darkness rather than promoting Gods light. Acts 4:12 declares, “Nor is there salvation in any other [Jesus alone], for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved”. In Him, Christ Jesus, and in Him alone dwells the light which dispels darkness. In receiving His light, man may then cease from his blindness. With opened eyes a people can begin to know the true God Who restores unto man, God’s will and purpose. Herein, man can receive a new nature by the indwelling sanctifying Holy Spirit of promise.

God’s new natured man is one who is no longer bound to the fallen Adamic nature, the carnal man who has become a prisoner to this natural world. A prisoner who responds largely to that which the natural world demands. 1 Cor. 2:14 reveals clearly, “But the natural man does not receive the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”. Scripture tells us that the natural man is unregenerate and devoid of the Holy Spirit, without which there is no appreciation for the things of God, which alone is the light of the world. Meanwhile, the spiritual man is regenerate and can possess spiritual maturity with a nature that response to the light of God’s truth and wisdom.

In the beginning, when darkness was upon the face of the deep, while the earth was without form and void, God’s Spirit hovered over it as God begin to speak in Gen. 1:3, “Then God said, let there be light, and there was light”. Likewise, God is speaking today to the darkened groups of nations and individuals which dwell upon the earth. Unto those who are willing to hear, God is declaring, “let there be light”, and God begins an increasing manifestation of the presence of spiritual illumination. This illumination is the revelation of God’s will and purpose. In this illumination, as God’s Word declares in Psalms 82:1a, “God stands in the congregation of the mighty; …”.

Know that God has a dwelling place. Know that even now, dwelling upon the earth, God has and is raising up in a remnant of mighty men of valor. These are men whose sole purpose is to lay down their lives for the cause of Christ. What is the cause of Christ? From scripture, we know that His will and purpose is to establish for Himself a kingdom wherein righteousness dwells. It is through these mighty men that God does now stand, meaning that He has a remnant that now stand in the presence of God. These are permanent in their standing, while establishing God’s kingdom on earth. This is a kingdom which shall not be moved, eternal in its nature and has God’s seal placed upon it, becoming the dwelling place of God in the earth. This is also speaking of a birthing, which now makes God the eternal Father to this remnant of Priest/Kings who are now living in the house, the kingdom of God.

How is it that a people can come into such a dwelling place with God? Try repentance through humility and receive the Holy Spirit, therein becoming the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit who then instructs, teaches and chastises to bring about a birth of holiness. This holiness matures because of complete obedience to Him alone. Not through immature organizational structures that restrict God’s presence, but through love of that which the Father is. Think it not strange that God, as a Father, would discipline His children. Note that all discipline must begin with instruction. Instructions given from the Father, when obeyed, promotes Godliness until a new nature of a Christ like portion is received and matured. Heb. 12:9, “Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the father of spirits and live?”

Can we not see the truth revealed as to a family change? We are no longer to yield or submit ourselves to the natural bloodline and its curse, as coming from our earthly fathers. Note also, that instructions as they come from our church fathers will also become restrictive when they override the true voice of God’s presence This is speaking to us that we, by the birthing of a renewed spirit within us, are no longer legally a part of the cursed life-styles of the fallen world. Nay, but rather we now have a heavenly Father who is our source of life. Matt. 23:9, “Do not call anyone on earth your father; for one is your father, He who is in heaven”. This reveals that a new born remnant of people are no longer prisoners to a sin cursed world and its nature. These are now citizens of the heavens because they have become and are the off-spring of a heavenly father. Does this not move us from a earthly mind-set into a heavenly realm of a Christ life. 

Does this mean we are no longer offspring of the earth? Does this mean that a people can now become a part of a kingdom that is heavenly in nature, even while still walking upon this earth? Scripture makes us aware that, unto those who pass on through the death of this physical body, the body returns to the dust from which it came, while the spirit returns to God. Ecclesiastes 12:7, “Then the dust [body] will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it”. Nevertheless, there are now a people, because of God’s time and season, who shall claim and receive from God a renewed body, a glorified body, wherein they shall never know physical death, that is the grave. Does not God’s Word assure us that His plan and purpose, from the beginning, is to live, to not know death? Death is but the wages of sin so consider that now we are living in the time of the harvest.

Even now, a first-fruits remnant is beginning to appear who are experiencing the reality of true life, life as it comes from God to affect the whole man in spirit, soul and body. Psalms 36:7-9, “How precious is Your loving-kindness, O God! Therefore, the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your pleasures. For with you is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light”. “Loving-kindness” as spoken of above, speaks of steadfast love, mercy, goodness, and unfailing love while being equivalent to the word “grace” as spoken in the New Testament. With Jesus being the light of the world, while standing in Him, we not only see Him in light, but He stands in us as the light.

Friends, the Apostle Paul, wrote for us in 1 Cor. 13:2 that the church of the living God would finally mature until they could see Him face-to-face, “For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known”. This speaks to us of a departure from just knowing about the Christ on a limited in-part basis. This speaks to us of a church that, through the maturing processes of the Holy Spirit, come to know Him in a full measure of the calling, His purpose for each vessel. In this, we shall see Christ as He is and become a part of His body, our created purpose. Herein is the unity of the body of Christ, manifesting God unto the world until His kingdom is established in a full measure. This kingdom shall cover the earth and all that is upon it. Herein the knowledge of God will be full, instantaneously and suddenly manifested.

Let us remember that God instituted a time from within Himself that He called “the Day of Atonement”. This day is of an everlasting covenant, which God shall always remember. A covenant made, not because of the man, but because of that which God is. Ezekiel 16:60-63, “Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, that you may remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth anymore because of your shame, when I provide you an atonement for all you have done, says the Lord God”.

This atonement, an everlasting covenant, is now possible because it is based on a new heart, a new spirit and soul. What happens on the Day of Atonement? Is it not so that on this day, the High Priest could now approach the presence of God Who rested behind the veil? On this day, the High Priest moved behind the veil into the Holy of Holies. As he moved into this place of God’s Shekinah presence, he takes with him the golden censer of the altar of incense which is sprinkled with blood while having burning incense to ascend before God. This is also the piece of furniture that represents the prayers of the saints in sacrificial praise and worship. It also represents the ultimate sacrifice, a dying to self, and the sin nature, totally, to be birthed into God’s Holy presence. In addition, on God’s fiftieth year Jubilee Day of Atonement, freedom from all former bondages release unto us freedom and a restoration back to the inheritance given by God to us in the beginning. Heb. 9:3-4, “And behind the second veil, the part of the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of All, which is the golden censer [altar of incense] and the ark of the covenant…”. 

Is this time, this Day of Atonement, now upon the church? Is a remnant of God’s people now moving behind the veil into the Holy of Holies? Note that the messengers of God have been holding back the four winds of destruction sent against the world until the Holy Spirit Seals His people in the forehead, a receiving of the mind of Christ. Rev. 7:1-3, “After these things I saw four angels standing of the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any 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 the sea, saying, do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on the foreheads [mind of Christ]”.

Do we not see a movement taking place among the spiritual dimensions of God today? A movement that is bringing change, a change such as the church has never known or seen it before. This change is necessary because apostasy and darkness seem to be on the increase. But, meanwhile a sealing, a new mind-set is being established among a remnant of people who are the called, chosen, and justified ones. These are beginning to know the glorifying of God’s presence, enabling them to establish God’s kingdom on the earth. In this we hear a sound, Rev. 22:17, “The Spirit and the bride say, come! And let him who hears say, Come! And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires let him take the water of life freely”. A people are finding God’s approval. In this approval, they are manifesting the Christ and His nature unto creation.

 

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“God – Unlimited in Love and Power”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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“God – Divine in Purpose”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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“Fulfilling God’s Eternal Purpose”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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“From Preparation to Fulfillment – part two”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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