One great weakness existing among the Christian Community as we know it today is, that God and His son Jesus Christ has not been known as They truly are. The reality of a true and real God has not become a reality life-style for a large portion of the Christian populace. It remains a truth, that for many, the various expressions of God’s creation have taken the place of a true relational experience in knowing the person of Jesus Christ and His father, the one true God.
Hebrews 11:6 states clearly, “But without faith [the living, divinely implanted principle] it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe [have faith] that He is, and that He is [became] a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”. The necessity of faith is that which is the God given ability to trust Him to do those things which He has spoken. In faith comes redemption, which in turn becomes the reality within a receiving and believing persons’ life. This necessary faith in God’s ability extracts the believing person from trusting self and his own ability. Never should we place our faith only in that which God has done for us but, let faith remain in the God of our redemption and not the results.
While spiritual experiences received and participated in can be a delightful and joyous occasion, our faith must always remain only in the God who gives the experiences. It is God alone who remains the foundation of each experience. God Himself remains the rock which we stand on concerning redemption. In redemption the rock cannot be replaced by the things we have received from Him. 2 Timothy 1:12 declares, “For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless, I am not [not depending on any condition expressed and implied] ashamed; for I know [understand] Whom I have believed [have faith in] and am persuaded that He is able to keep [guard] what I have committed to Him until that Day”.
A great understanding is needed concerning God and His creative miracles, understandings which are not based upon man’s own power of reason. Nay, but all things, as coming from God, are resting within God’s power of redemption. That is, all things within the realm of God rest within the power of His authority as they come and go as He so pleases. In this freedom, God pursues the man for His great purpose which is, the complete restoration of fallen creation. John 3:8, “The wind [the Holy Spirit] blows [breaths] where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it [God’s voice], but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born [has be begotten of the Holy Spirit] of the Spirit”. Here knowledge is given for understanding, that redemption is of God alone and it only comes from Him. In this, works of the flesh that try to replace the Holy Spirit’s work, it hinders our trust in God while trusting in the works of the flesh. Herein, trusting in man’s reasoning powers reject a trusting in God. But meanwhile, the Holy Spirit brings perfection of knowledge where trust removes man’s reasoning power while responding only to God.
In trusting God’s redemptive work alone, trust causes God’s Word to remove all mental debates which produce a realm of delusion. As confusion remains, the mental makeup of the Christian Community is disannulling the power of God. Forms, religious rituals and traditional deceptions remove the real power of God into a realm of godlessness in religious activities. But, trust in God alone causes the Holy Spirit to activate the power of God into supernatural miracles of Godliness. Thus, the released action of the Holy Spirit cuts man off from the shore-line of reason into the depths of God’s redemptive activities. The actions of released spiritual activities in Christ burns away all the carnal realms of reasons bridges behind us. In this, knowledge of God’s way increases into a supernatural life-style which knows the fullness of redemption. Here, the redeemed vessel matures into a realm of God-like knowledge which passes all man’s knowledge. In this, the supernatural realm of God, the intellectual pursuits of carnal minded men will never know the reality of a living God.
But, unto a remnant of God’s people, an awakening is taking place as to the true and pure direction of their intellectual thinking. These are knowing, that by entering into the reality of God’s redemptive purpose, they stand in the revealed truth of God’s Word at all times. In this, the remnant of God should ask themselves, does the revelation given from the Holy Spirit, and our experiences cause a trust in God concerning all things? Has our God-purposed life become a reality to us or do we continue to depend upon the works of our own hands? In depending upon man’s own efforts, doctrines, traditions, and carnal minded programs, it should be understood that God and His Christ is not our reality.
In trusting in a real alive God, the reality of a relationship with Him, it enables the person to go through every transition necessary to become Christ-like. This level of trusting fulfills a life-style as mentioned in Mark 12:29-30, “Jesus answered him, the first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel [speaking to God’s true sons of Abraham], the Lord our God, the Lord is one [a compound unity, one made up with others]. And you shall love [to regard with favor, the cause or foundation principle] the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment”. The word “mind” above is from a Greek word meaning, “a thinking through, it suggests understanding, insight, meditation, reflection, perception, the gift of apprehension and the faculty of thought”. This points to and means that when the faculty of thought is renewed by the Holy Spirit, the whole mind-set changes from a fearful negativism of the carnal mind, to a vibrant, positive thinking of the quickened spiritual mind. This points to a relationship which embraces every faculty of man. It means the ability to love God with all my heart, my soul, my mind and my strength.
True love, that which flows from the Fathers heart, is birthed within the receiving obedient vessel, in that the sanctification of the resurrected person becomes a living soul. In this resurrected soul, the renewed man takes on the nature of Christ who dwells within the reformed vessel. Being reformed states that the Christ nature now lives within the vessel with the vessel becoming Christ-like in his character. This vessel now loves as Jesus loved. John 3:3-5, “Jesus, knowing [without effort] that the Father had given [divine authority] all things into [a line drawn to meet another line, at a certain point] His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments [the outer garment – pointing to the flesh body], took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded [speaking of a cleansing action]”. This action is a type of a washing by God’s Word. This means that a remnant of people are coming into and manifesting the Word of God from realities activities.
Let us remember, the Christ is coming into a church, a virgin church without spot or blemish. His desire is to build for Himself a dwelling place wherein His nature rules and reigns according to His eternal purpose. In this truth, we, the called remnant of His first-fruits harvest, should never limit God. That is, do not restrict your manifestations to what you have done in the past. Know, that this first-fruits people have come to dwell in the reality of redemption. That is, knowing the experience of God’s Day of Atonement which births a people into the Feast of Tabernacles. That is, God dwelling in man who are now made into His likeness and image. Becoming the manifestation of that which God purposed before the world began.
Know the truth of the fallen man, being a fallen soul which, from our mother’s womb we are the product of a world molded after the thoughts and energy of fallen, carnal man. This carnal world restricts man from God and places him into a prison house of never knowing the reality of a life in God. This means, something must be done, something that is foreign to the carnal man, a way that carnal man-kind has never walked before. But God, in mercy and grace supplied the need pathway to escape such a prison house. That is, God makes available a light that disperses the darkness and brings receiving man into another realm of life. A place where true reality reveals unto the man, each one, his God purposed life. God’s purposed life speaks of nothing less than eternal life in Christ. That is, a Christ life in this present time as well as all future events.
What happens within and through the vessel who comes into such a place of pure reality? This means, man was birthed into and living a life that was not true reality. Meaning that it was a life of perverted knowledge, dreams, desires and visions. Having a life of deception purposed to rob, steal, kill and destroy what a God purposed true life really is. It is a counterfeit existence which creates a drive for existence that never knows true peace, joy and fulfillment. But, in Christ our reality, we can now do what we could never do before. Meaning, true life flows from our inner-most being to water a dry and dying world. This water, first of all, waters our own body (land). In these people, they become saviors to that dying world of people who are lost without true fulfillment. It is this dying world that is groaning, one that we now hear as a groaning world, one with no true purpose. But, a world that shall soon began to observe and receive these coming saviors who come from God’s Mt. Zion. Mt. Zion, the place of God’s dwelling within man for the world to behold His glory.
According to this, which is God’s purpose, maturity of spirit is calling us. A calling that, in obedience, the nature of Christ is released to manifest before a lost and dying world. These, in obedience, become the first-fruits who reveal the Christ to the world. These, as the first-born Son Jesus Christ, will only do what they see the Father do, they shall only say the things they hear the Father say. In this, they only do the works of the Father. His works is to usher in a new heaven and a new earth wherein only righteousness dwells. This is a walking, a living in the true reality of knowing God, that we likewise manifest that which God’s own nature releases. This is filling up creation with Him because all will begin to see Him as He is. These saviors shall do away with all deception which is conquered up the carnal mind of man. As God has spoken, His kingdom has come and mankind shall know true reality even as He is.