“Are We Known by Him?”

Kingdom truth, as understood by a revelation from God, is available unto all those who seek to know the truth concerning the fullness of God. Revelation, as it comes from God, is spiritual enlightenment and gives understanding to a people concerning the mysteries that God purposed for each time and season. The former secrets of God’s kingdom, which remained hidden, are now becoming the order of the day, which is the kingdom day of God on earth. In knowing these former mysteries, a people, a remnant called a first-fruits company is now ascending into a higher spiritual order and dimension in God. A dimension that releases this remnant into a fuller measure of that which is in Christ. This Christ, Jesus the head, has ascended back into the Father and has put all things beneath His feet. Truth now opens the door for his remnant people to enter into these same heavenly places as they follow Him.

Why do we need to follow Him? Because we know that, He and He alone is the Way to the fullness of salvation. This is salvation on a higher level, which speaks of much more than forgiveness of past sins. It speaks of a change from that which is carnal and fleshly into that which is spiritual, and a coming into the fullness that fulfills God’s plan and purpose for creation. When speaking of salvation, are we speaking of a church going man who lives after the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life or do we speak of the man, who through the cross, becomes obedient to Christ and Christ life alone?

There is in the world today an organizational structure proclaiming to be the church, the structure of God in which He chooses to reveal Himself. However, in this self-proclaimed structure there lies the root of deception that deceives many people. This system moves in a form of godliness that denies the very power of God. It portrays itself to be God’s purpose in the earth while being a stranger to God and His true ways. In being strangers to God, Jesus has declared that He does not even know them. Matt. 7:21-23, “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, cast out demons in your name, and done many wonders in your name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness!”

Here Jesus warns against self-deception and a mere verbal profession of His lordship without obedience to the will of God. This word “knew” in the above scripture has the meaning of “to know (by experience, or effort); to acquire knowledge, become acquainted with; hence, to come or get to know, learn, perceive”. Therefore, by people calling us Christians alone, that is not the desire of God for our lives. It is possible for a self-deluded person to exercise a ministry while using the authority of the scriptures and the name of Jesus without walking in genuine, obedient discipleship. Getting to “know” Him requires a people to exercise a walk of discipline through obedience to God’s will and His purpose.

What is a disciple? The scripture reveals for us the requirements of those who desire to be Christ disciples. Luke 14:26-27 declares a need to leave all to follow Him. “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple”. A disciple must subordinate all earthly relationships to a loyalty to Christ above all else. Jesus’ remark above is an example of Hebrew hyperbole to emphasize the subject discussed. To hate one’s family is therefore not a command or statement of fact but a way of expressing the importance of allegiance to God. A disciple must die to self-centeredness and be willing to endure suffering and even martyrdom if necessary.

To deny self is not to assume some false, external asceticism, but to put the interests of the kingdom of God first in one’s life. Such sacrifice results in eternal life and the fullest experience of kingdom life now. Mark 10:29-30, “So Jesus answered and said, Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time–houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions – and in the age to come, eternal life”.

Thus, discipleship becomes the prerequisite of coming into the place of truly knowing Him. As we respond to God in obedience, we become familiar with His nature as obedience brings change to our natures. The changing of our nature begins the manifestation of His will, His mind, His emotions and His desires through us. Obeying the Father was supremely important to Jesus. Obedience is the response of faith to any instruction from God. Jesus taught that true faith always manifest itself in obedience to the revealed will of God. Christian living results from seeking and knowing His will and then doing it in faith. Jesus motivated His disciples to live righteously by emphasizing that such living comes from the heart through faith, with love and in trust, more than through observance of an external code of ethics. True righteous actions only proceed from the heart of a new life reborn in Christ.

As we walk in God’s desired obedience, the Father, through the Holy Spirit, comes into that intimate relationship with us that will establish us in the place of Him knowing us. This knowledge is the result of desiring what he desires, having a will that agrees with and yields to His will, having the mind of Christ as it rest in the Fathers will and purpose and responding emotionally to every situation and circumstances even as He would respond. This is not just an intellectual knowing of Him and Him knowing of us, but a life-style of manifesting that which He is to the entire world. Herein, we begin to see the kingdom of God establishing itself in the world as all men begin to see Him in His appearing (head with His many member body). With this we agree, come quickly Lord Jesus that we might see your kingdom in all its glory.

God, in His times and seasons, reveals Himself to His people according to that which He has purposed for that certain season. Remember, that He is a God that continually manifest increase and likewise desires continual increase in His people. We are never to remain encamped in one area of understanding, but to move on in Him as each season reveals itself for God’s immediate purpose. Is not this the season for the manifestation of His kingdom on the earth? His kingdom will be a manifestation and will reveal the stature of the fullness of the Christ in His people. Beginning with the first-fruits remnant and a continual harvesting until the completion of the whole harvest. Ask yourself this question, do I know Him or just about Him? Does He know who I am because of faithfulness and obedience? It is surely the season when He shall know us and us Him in the manifestation of His appearing.

Rev. 22:1-5, “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits [divine governmental nature manifesting in and through His people], the tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face and His name [nature] shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever”. Thus, a reigning people spiritually matured to leave behind all the influences of the natural realm. These fulfilled people are now living in the spiritual realm, the light of God is in them and manifesting through them. These are establishing God’s kingdom upon the earth because he knows them and they are one with Him. In this we say amen, come quickly.

 

 

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“Apostasy – God’s Indictment Concerning the Church”

God has given to His people an understanding that there is to be but one true church which lives and dwells upon the earth. However, another truth the people must consider is, apostasy is also alive, while working among and is on the increase among today’s so-called Christian community. Apostasy is a word that means, “To abandon what one believed in, as a faith, a cause or a principle”. With God’s word being the full measure of God’s purpose, the evidential signs around us reveal that the institution which the world calls “the church” has become, for the most part, a people who have abandoned some if not all the godly principles inspired by God for us to live by. These principles are those things written and preserved for humanity in the Book called the Old and New Testaments, the Bible.

In their apostate position, men have become and are followers of the dictates of highly carnal-minded ideas that they think are best for man and all creation. In this, they often contradict and attack God’s word, even to the destroying of all that God’s word represents. In this position, understand that a little leaven leavens the whole lump. Therefore, by the receiving of carnal ideas into any level of church order, the door is open for that people to enter into a time of rituals promoting spiritual destruction, even according as God has spoken concerning a little leaven.

Spiritual destruction exists because rebellion and apostasy exist among the Christian community and many are constantly rejecting God’s warnings. Thus a time, an end is upon creation and judgment is come and is on the increase. As the leaven of carnality increases, it shall come to its place of destruction. In this increase know that God’s kingdom is also at the door and with His approval, man can now enter into and establish God’s kingdom here on the earth. Jeremiah 1:10 states, when speaking to Jeremiah and today’s Jeremiah generation. These are those who are a generation existing upon the earth that desires this same spiritual change. See, I have this day set [installed] 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”.

To build and to plant points to a time of restoration, which is the results of the necessary time of destruction, the tearing down. This action speaks loud and clear for the Christian communities need, to stand up and take notice. The cup of apostasy has now reached its fullness and judgment time is now upon us. Rom. 13:11-14, And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now, our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent the day is at hand. Therefore, let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day; not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts”.

Note that the word “light”, as used in the above scripture with “armor of light”, it is the Greek word “PHOS” which means “light (underived and absolute); the opposite of darkness”. This word, while used specially of God, speaks to us of a change that happens from within the receiving man. Meaning, as God completes mans maturity, this man no longer projects the fallen nature of Adam and this darken world. In this, changed man is to manifest the life and light of God, that is to say, a new covering, a new body. These light bearers are the Jeremiah generation, which God is now sending forth to challenge and bring destruction to all the modern, so-called up-graded philosophies of carnal men. That is, God’s truth bringing down the carnal doctrines and false-hoods that have deceived the Christian community.

In this, apostasy is now being uncovered and revealed as to the lies it represents. How, because truth, by the enlightenment of Holy Spirit as sent from God, makes men free. In this Jeremiah reveals, as a sounding trumpet, the impending destruction that comes from the north, that is to say the carnal mind of man. This sounding trumpet is blowing today as God’s truth uncovers to reveal all forms of rebellion and apostasy. Truth has its purpose, which is to cleanse the house, the land, the so-called church, that the true church might birth from within itself the man-child many member body of Christ, a people manifesting His nature.

In reading Jeremiah chapter six, from these scriptures truth reveals the present-tense apostasy of the church and Gods feeling concerning that apostasy and rebellion. With Jerusalem, used in this scripture as a type of the church, understanding is given and the church needs to hear that which the trumpet of God is sounding throughout the land. For this reason, the people are in need to understand that destruction is among them with disastrous results in the forecast. When speaking of disaster appearing “out of the north” it points to mans “carnal mind” being the enemy of God’s people and bringing with it destruction.

Also declared in verses two through seven, this enemy is seen attacking the daughter of Zion, which speaks of the offspring and the remaining inhabitants, the remnant which are a people standing-up for God’s glory. However, the leadership that responds and moves in the carnal religious systems of man has now come with an intended purpose in mind. Their purpose is to destroy and replace in God’s people an evil mind-set manifesting itself out from the north. This word “evil or disaster” as used in verse one is from a root word indicating its nature as one breaking up all that is good or desirable. In addition, notice that in verse seven her wickedness springs up in her midst as a fountain of water. Speaking of a people filled up with violence and plundering which comes from among her and seen by God continually, thus the necessary coming judgment.

These verses speak of the punishment for Jerusalem and her daughters because their rebellion causes this church to become one with the false antichrist church system. This religious system of carnality, which a large part of the Christian community populace pursues, causes God to allow these carnal mind-sets to wage war against His true saints. In this, they set themselves against all that is good and right according to God’s word. These people are in a state of ever learning about a gospel but they never receive the knowledge of God’s truth. (Read 2 Tim. 3:1-6) with 2 Tim. 3:7 declaring, “Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth”. God’s cry coming forth to today’s lukewarm church, those dwelling in its apostate condition, is that some might receive instruction lest they also become a desolate land not inhabited (Jeremiah chapter six verse eight). This speaks of a system that shall, along with all its promoters become as nothing in God’s sight.

As we observe the remainder of Jeremiah chapter six verses nine through thirty, the indictment from God is declared showing that every form of warning from God has been rejected, thus the consequences. The indictment is that the apostate church receives punishment because of their wickedness, their violence and their plundering. This results in God’s judgment that He uses as an antidote for cleansing. Verse 10 states this condition, their ear is uncircumcised and they cannot give heed nor harken”. These established in their carnal religions have ceased to yield to the hearing of God’s voice and His ways. They become a people who no longer yield too nor understand God’s true covenant. The word of the Lord is a reproach to them. In this reproach, they have no delight in hearing truth as it comes only from God.

God’s hand now continues against the apostate church because as stated in verse thirteen, everyone is given to covetousness, from the prophet even to the priest”. Herein a false sense of security exists because of continual falsehoods declared as the word of God coming from the so-called ministry. With the ministry of this apostate church continuing in the religion of their choice, they continue to build a house upon the sand. Building upon the sand speaks of a house that shall crumble as the flood from the adversary overcomes and destroys it. Grief and wounds, hurts and pain become the people’s lot in that the spoken of revivals come and go without true change.

Where is the true ministry and those who have the true word of God? Have they not seemingly grown silent because of the uncircumcised ears that cannot hear the true words of God? Their failure to heed the warnings given from God exacts for them the inability to hear truth. They reject God’s true revelation while maintaining a system of death that exists because God’s glory has departed. In this, we must consider this truth; God’s fury released brings destruction to these systems. (Read verses eleven through thirteen).

Meanwhile, many messages have come forth declaring this falsehood, the declaring of “peace, peace, peace” is among their idolatry when in this ungodly position there remains no true peace. True peace does not come to man when God is rejected and purposely denied His position before humanity. Isa. 26:3 does speak of true peace, but only in those who trust in God alone, You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you; because he trusts in you”. With trust in God exchanged for religious rituals and carnal doctrines, the fruit of the life-styles lived results in a hard-hearted condition. This condition prevails among those whose purpose in life is to live for self-alone. Herein some people appear to live righteous lives for the sake of their position and reputation by obeying the order of their religious group’s doctrines. This religious position leads us to verses fourteen and fifteen while we consider this people’s inability to be shameful during their committed abominations. They are without shame as they stand to fall with those who fall. These shall know the punishment of God in their being cast down.

In observing verses sixteen through twenty, further insight is given as to the true position and cause of such a condition that result in God’s indictment concerning this fallen church. The church of today, very much a church that fulfills the existing condition spoken of as works of the flesh, while they refuse to take the place of obedience and submission to Christ alone. They declare themselves as having no need for God, resulting in being spued out of God’s house. Rev. 3:16-17, So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my mouth. [Here we see the modern day church’s mind-set]. Because you say, I am rich, have need of nothing, and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked”.

As declared in verses sixteen through twenty of Jeremiah chapter 6, they have refused instructions while declaring, We will not walk in it”. Their refusal reveals a like kind mind-set that uncovers them as being stubborn rebels which results in God not accepting their sacrifices or their prayers. Where is the God who has promised to answer the prayers of the church today? Note, with deep thought and consideration, Jeremiah 18:15-17, Because my people have forgotten me, they have burned incense to worthless idols [works of the flesh, the carnal mind]. And they have caused themselves to stumble in their ways, from the ancient paths, to walk in pathways and not on a highway [to Mt. Zion], to make their land desolate and a perpetual hissing; everyone who passes by it will be astonished and shake his head. I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will show them the back and not the face in the day of their calamity”.

Friends of God, understanding is available as the results of a blowing trumpet of revelation as sounding forth from God. This trumpet results in revealing corruption as it exists and is working among much of the visible church of today. This corruption is being uncovered through true understanding of God’s word, the revealed scripture. This corruption is the results of spoilers sitting down among the people. According to verses twenty-seven through thirty, these spoilers have become the looked upon one’s, declared as the watchtower, the assayers, and the guardians of their religious systems. These also are the declared fortress existing among the people, a people, though tried and tested in the way but living according to their hearts condition, not serving God but serving man’s ways. These spoilers are the stubborn rebels that walk as slanderers and corrupters.

According to Jeremiah 6:29-30, these reject salvation (silver), these have rejected the divine nature of God and therefore in their reprobate condition God rejects them, The bellows blow fiercely, the lead is consumed by the fire; the smelter refines in vain, for the wicked are not drawn off [church populace refuses to separate from carnal minded ministries and doctrines]. People will call them rejected silver, because the Lord has rejected them”. Apostasy, within a church and promoted by a system of religions to deceive the world, along with many of those called to be God’s people.

Does not the world look upon the visible church of today with this declaration, “they have nothing within them that I need”? Could it be because there is no life within the visible church and lives remain unchanged from man’s worldly life-styles? However, while the alarm is sounding concerning this enemy of carnal authority and rituals, the word of the Lord stands eternal in its declaration.

Jeremiah 7:2-3, “Stand in the gate of the Lords house, and proclaim there this word, and say, hear the word of the Lord, all you of Judah [God’s tabernacle of praise and worship] who enter in at these gates to worship the Lord! Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel [Abraham’s true spiritual seed], amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. [The Lords house is His many mansions, His dwellings places]”. These make up God’s true church, perfected to birth the fullness of God’s eternal purpose, a church without spot or wrinkle (blemish) to manifest the glory, the nature of our eternal God throughout all of His creation. Come, take your place.

 

 

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“And Jesus said – Follow Me”

Restoration time is upon a people, a time when the God of all creation is in the process of bringing a finishing, a completion to His pre-ordained purpose. In the fulfillment of such a purpose, God during the process of time is, through the course of gradual enlightenment revealing Himself to His people. In this revealing He has brought creation to this time and season of fullness. It is through His First-born Son, Jesus Christ, that God birthed the outward visible manifestation of the pattern for this fulfillment. This fulfillment is His reason and purpose for creation. For this cause, as the pattern walked upon the earth, Jesus left for us His command as stated in Matt 19:21, “Jesus said to him, if you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me”. 

        Follow Him, the pattern son Jesus, as His earthly appearance manifested the nature of God expressed in the earth realm. By the Christ becoming a seed planted into any receiving house of flesh called man, this seed, through obedience by the receiving vessel, would grow to ultimately bring forth a greater fulfillment to God’s ordained purpose. This purpose, from eternity past, is a many member man birthed into the likeness and the expressed image of God. Meaning, that God’s nature through the Christ seed becomes His nature living within His receiving creation.

As we are now living in the winding down of an age and the coming forth of another day or age in God, He declares a truth to man again. There is a coming forth of a first-fruits people. This people are those who have committed themselves to walk as Jesus walked that they might become, as He is, sons of God. How did Jesus walk? Scripture reveals that a certain mind-set was established within Him which shows us the nature of His walk. A nature, with a mind-set that speaks on this wise. “I only do those things that I see my Father do and I only say those things that I hear my Father say. The works that I do are not my works but the works of the Father who sent me”.

Does this not speak loudly of a needed necessary nature change to take place within man? Man, a fallen independent soul needs a replacement to become a “living obedient soul”. God’s purpose, that this people might come forth in a full measure of God’s purpose. Is this not what scripture is telling us in John 3:34, “For He Whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure”. This is God’s purpose for today as the cry of the Lord Jesus Christ comes forth, sounding out the need to “follow Him”.

In considering the request from our Savior unto the church to follow Him, just why and what is He asking of us? “Follow” is from a Greek word with the meaning of, “union, a road; to be in the same way with, to accompany”. Christ Jesus is then requesting of a people to be removed from the selfish life-styles they dwell in. That is to become a people with the ability to follow Him according to the life He lived on earth and is now living at the right hand of the Father. Could man’s inability to follow Christ, according to man’s old life-styles patterns, be the reason Jesus spoke to Simon Peter concerning his inability to follow Christ at that certain particular time? John 13:36 states, “Simon Peter said to Him, Lord, where are you going? Jesus answered him, where I am going you cannot follow Me now, but you shall follow me afterward”. 

        This context makes it clear that Jesus was speaking of a death that was necessary, one that is required of man in his following Christ Jesus. John 13:37-38a, “Peter said to Him, Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for your sake. Jesus answered him, will you lay down your life for my sake? To the answer of this question, it is clear that Peter, at that time, while in his present spiritual condition, was not able to follow Christ. John 13:38b, “… Most assuredly, I say to you, the rooster shall not crow till you have denied me three times”. We know that Jesus’ declared word concerning this event had its fulfillment in that Peter did in fact deny the Lord those three times. Peter likened to so many today, they live under the canopy of Christianity liken unto Peter who was, at that time unable to follow Christ. These many Christians of today are not willing to allow the old man, that fallen nature and its mind-set to die, that they might follow the Christ unto the high places of God in which Jesus dwells.

The same question that Jesus asked of Peter on another day He asked of the Christian community today, “Do you love me?” Are there a people, in hearing this question, are they willing to submit to the maturing processes of God, that spiritually speaking, they might mature in Christ’ nature? When Jesus asked Peter later if he loved Him, his response was not another denial but a resounding, “Lord you know that I love you”. Peter’s response causes Jesus to make this announcement as written in John 21:18-19, “Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger [spiritually immature], you girded yourself and walked where you wished [this same independence exist among most of the Christian community today]; but when you are old [spiritual mature], you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish. This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, follow me”.

Are we again living in a time and season when God’s call is coming forth? This call is not to begin another time likened unto the historical church age, but a call to “follow Him” where He is now. This time the call comes forth to establish God’s visible kingdom, liken unto the heavenlies coming and remaining here on earth. As this call comes to humanity, are we finding a people like Peter who, desiring to follow Him but in fact they are denying Him? Friends, conditions exist in the world today that calls for judgment to come forth. For this cause, God is calling forth a people, who through the judgments that begin in God’s house; maturity in their lives is to bring judgment to a rebellious world. These conditions are the results that, spoken of many times in scripture and are expounded upon in Isaiah, are declared.

Isa. 65:12-16, “Therefore I will number you for the sword, and you shall bow down to the slaughter; because, when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear, but did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight. Therefore, thus says the Lord God: Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; Behold My servants drink, but you shall be thirsty; Behold, my servants shall rejoice, but you shall be ashamed; Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and wail for grief of spirit. You shall leave your name [nature] as a curse to My chosen; For the Lord God will slay you, and call His servants by another name [nature][So unto the faithful who obey Christ] So that he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; And he who swears in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; Because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hidden from My eyes”.

Who are these who God is looking towards and who is it that He speaks unto, “Come and follow me”? Isa. 66:2, “For all those things [creation] my hand has made, and all those things exist, says the Lord. But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My Word”. These one’s are the people of God’s choosing, because they become a people who not only hear the word requesting us to “come”, but are those who are willing to “follow” Him. Is not God asking us to die to all things the carnal, fleshly mind has produced? Note, that God, to use this people to establish His kingdom, they must allow the Holy Spirit the right to slay carnality and remove every spot and wrinkle (blemish) from them. God shall write His new covenant laws (His nature) upon their hearts, the soul of His new covenant people.

This people are coming forth in a new nature because they are dying to self (the old nature) completely and can now complete God’s purpose in the earth. Jeremiah 1:9-10, “Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant”.

Is there not a Jeremiah generation being raised up in this season? A generation like Jeremiah that, by coming to the end of themselves they shall root out, pull down and destroy that they, being totally of God, might build and plant. The words of Christ echo forth across the expanse of His created earth crying out, “Come, follow me, that where I am you may be also”. With Jesus the Christ, having died, He arose and ascended to the right hand of the Father, He now invites us to come. Follow Him in His death and burial that we might know Him in the power of His resurrection, to proclaim and manifest His life to creation. We, an obedient created people are to walk in the works that God purposed beforehand. The new creation work that is taking place in each believer is that God recreates a living Christ-like nature within to make His good works a living possibility.

Eph. 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them”. With God being the master designer, the redeemed believer is His new creation (body, soul and spirit). The new creation brings this people into balance, symmetry and order. We are God’s workmanship. Therefore, are you willing to, “Come and follow Him”? Do you not hear the sounding trumpet speaking to the Christian community today? Unto him that overcomes, they shall inherit all things according to Rev. 21:7, “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be my son”. Jesus is saying, even now, to His remnant people, “Come, follow Me”.

Jeremiah 8:4-9 declares, “Moreover you shall say to them, thus says the Lord; will they fall and not rise? Will one turn away and not return? Why have this people slidden back, Jerusalem [the church], in a perpetual backsliding? They hold fast to deceit; they refuse to return. I listened and heard, but they do not speak aright. No man repented of his wickedness, saying, what have I done? Everyone turned to his own course, as the horse rushes into the battle. Even the stork in the heavens knows her appointed times; and the turtledove, the swift, and the swallow observe the time of their coming. But my people do not know the judgment of the Lord. How can you say, we are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood. The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have?”

Could it be that the Christian community, in a large part, has become indifferent to God’s Word? The birds know and understand their divine destiny, but God’s people do not know theirs. God’s call is to “follow Jesus Christ” and likened unto Isaiah, a call comes forth for heaven and earth to witness God’s indictment against a spiritually bankrupt people because of their sin of rebellion and unbelief.

Again, declared by the Holy Spirit, “Come and follow Christ Jesus”. Isa. 1:2-3 speaks loudly, “Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth! For the Lord has spoken: I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against Me; the ox knows its owner and the donkey its master’s crib; but Israel [the church] does not know, my people do not consider or understand”. Come, the call comes forth, come and follow Christ, your savior cries. Jeremiah 9:23-24 speaks, “Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight, says the Lord”. Remember, Jesus said, come and follow me that where I am you may be also.

 

 

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“An Eternal Man – Coming out of God”

 

While most people, at one time or another have looked upon or considered thoughts of eternity. In these thoughts, God, the God of all creation, has from within Himself included humanity in His scope of eternity. With an understanding that the creator God has neither a beginning nor ending and with mankind coming out from Him, we, as a receiving people can become a part of this God who has no beginning nor ending. This truth speaks to us of an eternal purpose coming forth in all that God does and all that He is. That which God is, is not just something that is here today and gone tomorrow. Nay, but God’s eternal purpose, one without end, is to present to all He has created a kingdom. This kingdom shall exist throughout eternity to reveal unto all His creation who and what He is. In this eternal plan, God birthed a man, Jesus Christ His Begotten Son, who willingly sacrificed Himself for a creation that had fallen. In this, God’s creation called humanity, when receiving Christ is to become the manifestation of God’s nature unto all the rest of creation.

Eph. 3:8-11, “To me [Paul] who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I would preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in heavenly places, according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord”.

This proclamation declares unto creation that the mysteries of God once hidden from the minds and eyes of fallen man are now available to His creation through that same Jesus Christ. This same message, the mysteries of God, are made known through the indwelling Holy Spirit as Paul the Apostle of Christ received the revelation of these mysteries. These mysteries, as revealed to Paul, and written through letters is speaking of the gospel of the kingdom that is to now be ministered unto the world. Manifesting as a witness unto all mankind that God’s creating purpose would be completely fulfilled as commanded by Jesus. Matt. 24:14, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come”.

“The end” as used in the above verse speaks of the ending of a “time of much trouble”. This period, even now is upon the earth to run its course until its completion and the ushering in of another time. This time of much trouble (read Matt. 24:4-14) speaks of a time of religious deception, social and political upheavals, natural calamities, disloyalty and persecution which becomes a forerunner leading up to a new beginning in God. According to God’s eternal purpose, this new beginning shall be the establishing of those who are to manifest that kingdom of God on the earth. This is the results of a change from a fallen nature into a new covenant nature. These people, in being a part of the body of Christ, His many member body, are a part of the expressed image of God. This image was and is revealed through Jesus Christ our redeemer who was and is the beginning of the creation of God. Rev. 3:14b, “…These things says the Amen, the Faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God”.

Therefore, we see Jesus who is the pattern of that which the many sons are to be as the progressive work of the Holy Spirit completes God’s purpose in them. In this accomplishment, God has set into motion an order of maturing. Becoming the finished creation of God and named as an heir of the inheritance, God set, in His timing and calling, the process of continuing onward into His eternal life. Gal. 4:1-7, “Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so, we, when we were children, were under bondage under the elements of the world. 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, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, 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”.

To receive the full impact of the above verses it is important for us to have a clear understanding of some of the words used in those verses, words such as child, slave, master and heir. A “child” as used here has the meaning of “not old enough to speak” which reveals for us that the child spoken of here has not as yet matured into one that could speak the needed language required to rule in the household of God. However, this same unlearned child is one who is still an heir. The word “slave” is a word meaning “slave, a bond-servant”. This reveals for us that there is a certain time period when the heir, because he is but a child and unable to speak a proper language must submit unto, as a servant, certain guardians and stewards for proper progressive training.

This leads us to the next word “master”, a word that has the meaning of “lord”. This speaks of one, though born into the family for ownership; the head of the household restrains this ownership position until the proper language and maturity comes forth to fulfill and accomplish God’s creative purposes. Has not God promised that He would restore back unto His people a pure language? Is not this looking forward to the time which comes as spoken of in Rom. 8:23, “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”. Then we consider the word “heir”, an heir of God through Christ Jesus our Lord. This word “heir” as used here means “a person who inherits through the natural action of the Law (the new covenant). This is a person who appears to get some trait from or carries on in the tradition of a predecessor (the Father through Christ Jesus)”.

Can we not begin to see the availability of eternal life as it flows forth from the Father God through Jesus Christ our Lord? That is, a people coming into the fullness of their inheritance to manifest from within even as Jesus the pattern son manifested His life. That is to say, according to John 17:11b that He was one with the Father even as we are to be one with Him, “…Holy Father, keep through your name [nature] those whom you have given me, that they may be one as we are”. For this cause, Jesus declared it and we likewise, as stated, should know that this oneness is also for the rest of the heirs. That is, standing in complete obedience to the Father who sends us. John 12:49-50, “For I have not spoken on my own authority; but the Father who sent me gave me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told me, so I speak”.

In these truths, we should take note that a latter day period has now come upon us, a time when God has purposed from eternity to bring forth this time of restoration within His creation. This speaks of a time when Christ the head and the many member body of Christ is coming together as heaven and earth meet to restore all things as the prophets have spoken of them. Acts 3:21 tells us, “Whom [Jesus Christ] heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began”. Heaven is the invisible realm of the spirit wherein Jesus Christ has ascended unto until this time of restoration, at which time the heaven and earth will come together in and through the Christ as He lives in His completed body (which His sanctified people are). 2 Thess. 1:10, “When He comes, in that day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed”.

When considering the truth of God’s word, it is often asked concerning that truth about the where, when, how and what as to its fulfillment. In this, God forever faithful reveals to us the requirements of discipleship wherein the fulfillment rest. These requirements likewise have a certain beginning from within the disciples as they progressively mature until a visible manifestation of Christ appears. This is the expression of God’s image through these faithful ones for the world to see. Let us not see these requirements and promises as simply old order truths but rather a time of manifesting those truths from a changed nature until all humanity begins to behold them.

Luke 14:26-27 & 33 shows us the beginning, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. …So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be my disciple”. Here Jesus makes it plain that this people are to be more loyal to Him than other humans. Discipleship means a separating from your own interest in favor of God’s eternal will and purpose. This scripture of verse 26 is an example of Hebrew hyperbole to emphasize the subject discussed. To hate one’s family is therefore not a command but a way of expressing the importance of allegiance to Him. This is a dying to a self-centered life-style while committing to a total commitment and a realization of Christ’s purpose for our lives.

In confirming the need for total commitment unto the Christ, John 12:24-25 reveals the Fathers method of glorifying the Son as well as the many other sons. “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone [Jesus died]; but if it dies, it produces much grain [other sons who have received Him]. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life”. Does this not speak of a willingness to die for Him, a willingness to follow Him, and a willingness to serve Him? In this willingness to follow Him daily, we progressively come into the position of being where He is. John 12:26, “If anyone serves me, let him follow me; and where I am, there my servant will be also. If anyone serves me, him My Father will honor”.

Continuing in God’s progressive dedication request, He makes it clear that serving the desires of the flesh brings forth death. The results of serving the flesh not only means death to man’s spiritual union with Christ but that the man will also know the ultimately knowledge of the death of the body. The Holy Spirit confirms that Christ’ disciples are no longer debtors to the flesh to obey its lust, but now are to become the sons of God who walk only in the spirit. Rom. 8:12-14, Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God”.

This says that unto those whom the Holy Spirit leads, they have a place in Him wherein these overcomers of the flesh shall live, that is life eternal. The promise of Rev. 3:21 is that which makes up the inheritance of these matured sons that now come to the time of their adoption. “To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with me on my throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne”. This overcoming is sitting with Him in a place of kingdom authority, the kingdom that He is establishing on earth. Yes, His kingdom is coming and God’s eternal man is appearing.

 

 

 

 

 

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“An Awakening Reveals Concealed Truth”

An awakening has now come upon a people whom God has purposed and prepared for this season concerning His church. This awakening is an order of life from God, which He speaks forth in accomplishing His eternal purpose concerning His people called the church. This awakening time, now taking place, is a time which He has chosen to come and reveal Himself in and through this receiving people. While this alarm is now sounding throughout the earth and the Christ is preparing for His coming, a problem exists. The same problem existing today is likened into those disciples whom Jesus asks to stay awake and pray during His day. Today’s Christian community, for the most part, while asked to watch and pray continue, as those disciples, to fall asleep.

Luke 22:39-42, “Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him. When He came to the place, He said to them, pray that you may not enter into temptation. And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done. Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. When He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow. Then He said to them, why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation”.

Temptation (lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life), remains a source used by God’s enemy to lead the children of God into destructive attitudes. These temptations continue to be the avenue many people find themselves falling into today. In this they are experiencing a separation from having an intimate relationship with God. While carelessness seems to be prevalent among most people today, God still has for Himself that intimate people who are travailing for the coming forth of the sons of God. Those who will establish, with God, His kingdom upon the earth. Gal. 4:6-7, “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, 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”.

Awake, awake and see that we are now living in that day of Christ when He is appearing. This appearing is a time when the true body of Christ appears, stands up to establish the kingdom of God in the earth. What precedes this manifested kingdom? Is it not a time of the revelation of Christ along with wrath and tribulation such as the world as never seen? Matt. 24:21, “For then there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be”.

Is it not apparent that there is a need for the Christian community to awaken? A phrase used in scripture concerning the early apostles is likewise common in the church of today, they understood none of these things, and they did not know the things which were spoken”. This is speaking of a dullness of apprehension. Luke 9:44-45 reveals the disciple’s inability to connect God’s words with the events of the day. “Let these words sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men. But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying”. Another occasion for this lack of understanding was the time when Jesus was twelve years of age and stayed behind in the temple. Luke 2:49-50, “And He said to them, why did you seek me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business? But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them”.

Statements made, such as those in the above scriptures also affects the Christian community today. Could it not be that the same poison coming from the Scribes and Pharisees, promoted during Jesus’ day, are also a hindrance to the people of God today? A little, a limited or no understanding at all has become a commonplace mind-set for many of today who find themselves bound to dead-end traditions that promote lifelessness among the people. To the many who refuse to see this problem because of steadfast faithfulness to lifeless churches and orders of death, they should consider this statement made by Paul in Gal. 1:13-14 while he was the master persecutor of the new birthed church.

When considering the statement note, that he was very zealous after the traditions of his day. “For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it. And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation [consider today’s religious groups] being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers”.

Is it not a fact that change, both in the natural and spiritual realms, are now taking place? Those of us alive during this season of creation are standing during the time when, like Paul, one day had passed away while a new day was upon him. This we are seeing again as the kingdom of God is now upon us and all previous preceding days have and are passing away. This means that the order of each preceding day has run its course and given way to the new day of God. Likewise, the day of the church as we have known it is coming to the birthing a new day. This means that God is now requiring the order of His new day from all those who desire to stand in Him during this last of the last days. The traditions of our fathers were sufficient for their day, but they shall not fulfill God’s purpose for this new day.

Note in Matt. 15:3 & 6b, “He answered and said to them, why do you transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? …. Thus you have made the word of God of no effect by your traditions”. While many traditions are the results of truth seen and enjoyed for the day and time of our ancestors, they can simply become rituals of service through lip service and fleshly works from hearts far removed from God. These truths can and have become rituals of religious activities, liken unto the Scribes and Pharisee’s. They become and remain a strong force being used today as they are becoming the enemy of God. This strong force is that which steals, kills and destroys the life of God that He has purposed to manifest through His people. Paul, so familiar with that destroying spirit, warns the church in Col 2:8, Beware lest anyone cheat [plunder you or take you captive] you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ”.

Where are the Christian groups that maintain a working relationship with the cross of Christ? Works of the flesh, regardless of how serving they may appear, remain works of the flesh. When man establishes an order of life, by refusing to allow God to remain as the head, that man becomes an enemy of God. Regardless of scriptures stated, terminology used, phrases declared, man cannot substitute the working, sanctifying, progressive cleansing of Christ blood. His blood is the door and pathway for a people that are moving in obedience to God instead of continually offering empty sacrifices of the flesh. Peter likewise, along with Paul declares this warning, 1 Peter 1:18, “knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible [perishable] things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by traditions from you fathers”.

The work of redemption is a seed planted through the death, burial and resurrection of God’s Son, the Christ called Jesus. Jesus became the seed planted in good soil (the humble receiving man for growing), to sprout and mature until the full expression of the seed planted is manifest. This seed in maturity fulfills the “Day of Atonement” in the Year of Jubilee and the “Feast of Tabernacles”, the types from the Old Testament for deliverance and complete restoration. Here we begin to see a people who become the visible expression of the invisible God. These shall manifest in the earth the fulfillment of “the Feast of Tabernacles”. Is not this God’s plan and purpose from the beginning? Where are such a people today? For the most part they, hidden away from the sleeping church and the blinded eyes of a crazy world, a world full of darkness. But in this darkness, a world is going to and are even now beginning to see the revealing of this formerly unseen people.

The craziness of this world is in every arena of the societies of this world, the political, the economical, the educational, the family units and the religious circles. Traditions, replacing the need for constant intimacy with God, through the Holy Spirit, have caused the circle of darkness to prevail on the earth once again. Is it not so that history, all the way back to the beginning of creation, reveals a constant reappearing of legalistic traditions and man-made idols that rob the people of the life of God?

Down through the ages of time, after cycles of revival, restoration and a renewing which cast off the darkness upon man’s minds, this seed of darkness remained in the earth to eventually resurface and bring forth the fruit of death again. What about in our day, is it not true that during this time of restoration, a restoration which is manifesting newness in God, there is a battle being fought as darkness is again raging. Darkness, as it rages today proclaims this desirous declaration, what about the religious traditions left us by our forefathers? As quoted from 1 Peter 1:18 above, the words “aimless conduct” and there meaning speaks to us of the uselessness entertained when imprisoned by such mind-sets that resist the revealing power of the Holy Spirit.

“Aimless conduct” is the Greek word “MATAIOS” meaning “fruitless, empty, futile, frivolous, hollow, unreal, unproductive, lacking substance, trifling, ineffectual, void of results, devoid of force and worthless”. Peters concern along with Paul’s declaration, was “having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?” (Gal.3:3). Thus, we see a people trapped by their ceasing to be dependent upon God’s leadership. A people who become dependent upon their intellectual knowledge, fleshly talents and carnal expertise in doing what they call “the work of the Lord”. Was this not Saul’s (Paul’s) prison house? Pre-learned knowledge in that he excelled above his equals and putting himself in bondage to traditions that had fallen away from the truth. In this, he was no longer living in obedience to a living ever increasing God.

Meanwhile, God is ever faithful in forewarning His people concerning certain events and circumstances that war against His true purpose. In this He warns today’s church of the conditions that likewise exist during this, our time and season. Isa. 60:2a, “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people”. Nevertheless, with this declaration God also promises that a people shall become His glory. Isa. 60:2b, “But the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you”. Amen, and amen, for His faithfulness endures forever to the completing of all His will and purpose. Therefore, a people can now stand in this promised blessing in Isa. 60:1, “Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you”. Here an awakening is ongoing and is revealing those things once hidden and they are becoming an effectual work in bringing abundant life to God’s people. Let’s again consider Paul, the former Saul who persecuted the increasing church that was making its mark upon the world. A like-kind experience is needed and available to a remnant people of this hour who shall take the church into its new day in God, that is, the kingdom of God on the earth.

God is again anointing a people, an anointing that shall remove all the darkness incorporated into church traditions. An anointing which is the results of God’s season to rise up in a people who no longer look through a glass obscurely; but are beginning to see Him face to face. The Christian community has known in part, but this remnant is beginning to know Him fully. (Read 1 Cor. 13:12). This is a people, who are, like Paul, willing to see their yesterdays as dung that we might see Him in the light of His glory even as Paul experienced Him.

Acts 26:13-18, “At midday, O King, along the road I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who journeyed with me. And when all had fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me and saying in the Hebrew language, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads. So I said, who are You, Lord? And He said, I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and witness both of the things, which you have seen, and of the things which I will yet reveal to you. I will deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you, to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of the adversary to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified [set apart] by faith in Me”.

We are in a season of great change. Even as today’s political world speaks of change, the people of God likewise shall not only see the need, but shall, in like kind awakenings as Saul (Paul); they shall arise and stand upon their feet. An anointing of end-time apportion is now upon a people as they are awakening to truths in God, previously hidden, to become that truth manifested. Awake, trim your lamps for His appearance is in the earth as His people see Him as He is to become like Him. A fact now to consider, the day of His fullness is come and God’s kingdom is making its appearance. In this, we can say with Paul as he declares in Phil. 3:10-11, that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead”. Paul, apprehended by God was now a vessel ever reaching forth to attain that for which God apprehended him. Likewise, today, an appearance is taking place, the coming forth of a people who are attaining to that for which God has apprehended them. Yea and amen, come forth Lord Jesus and reveal yourself that we, your people, might become.

 

 

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“After These Things”

 

An increase of spiritual activity is now taking place in heaven and earth. Many things, once seemingly overlooked by God, are now being touched by Him. This touch is specifically used for the purifying of a people. Thus, a people are now established and standing in God as His full measure of salvation brings complete separation from that entity in the earth called Babylon. Who and what is this Babylon? A study from scriptures reveal it to be a system of religious, political and economic orders. Orders that have a great influence in the earth realm as it stands against the true purpose of God. However, as with all things that oppose God and His purpose, a destine time is upon Babylon to bring her to her time of destruction.

Rev. 18:2, “And he [angel, messenger] cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the [a] habitation [dwelling place] of devils [demons] and the hold [prison] of every foul [unclean] spirit [evil spirit beings], and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” Babylon, according to scripture, is an evil system that rejects the life of Christ, and institutes among the people all kinds of rituals and patterns that mislead the people to live a faulty deceiving life-style.

Herein a set time for her declared destruction is announced. Meanwhile, harvest time is bringing a total separation between the elect of God and those continuing to dwell in the Babylonian camp. With and when its time comes, all God’s elect is separated from Babylon, and then destruction comes. Meaning that the harvest of the elect, those that have spiritually matured to know resurrection unto God’s mountain of holiness, they experience God’s year of Jubilee, His Day of Atonement. Even now, can we not see more and more of the dissatisfaction that exist and manifest among many of God’s people. Speaking mostly of those that still mingle with and still dwell under the influence of Babylon.

This state of dissatisfaction also includes a time of opportunity that God gives to those who truly desire to finally separate unto God for His glory alone. In this, a people are knowing a groaning and travail, a longing to see the appearing of these separated ones called “the sons of God”. Rom. 8:19, declares, “For the earnest expectation [anxious looking with outstretched head] of the creature [creation] waits for the manifestation [unveiling, revelation] of the sons [Christ nature, including that of relationship to the Father] of God.” Also in Rom. 8:23, “And not only they [creation], but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the spirit [the foretaste and pledge of the eternal inheritance], even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption [son-ship], to wit, the redemption of our body.”

Is it not time to come out of Babylon? With the trumpet of God sounding a clear sound for this distinct purpose, is it not time to respond. It is with great joy that the elect of God ascends into another level of life. Even as Jesus was the anointed of God, so shall these separated ones manifest the greater joy. God’s sons are those who know complete obedience as the Holy Spirit leads them. Rom. 8:14, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

With the present tense gathering of Babylon evident around us and with it being destined for a fall, a great expectation of God’s greater glory is upon His people. Babylon’s fall comes as the results of her being emptied out of God’s pure truth. With truth departing and all those who desire truth having separated, because yielding to God ends her (Babylon’s) influence over them. That which remains is a dried up system of deceitful doctrines and an empty shell of spiritual death that perishes. However, Rev. 19:1 declares, “And after these things [fall of Babylon] I heard a great voice of much people in heaven [the elect separated people living in Christ, a higher dimension of life], saying, Alleluia; Salvation and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God.”

Here we have a people who have ascended into a place of spiritual maturity called “heaven”. This heaven speaks of a people who now dwell with God in a dimension of life made available because of Jesus and His 3 ½ year anointed earth walk. These, though walking upon the earth shall also be dwelling in the delegated authority of God’s throne-room as He rules from the heaven within them. These saints are the elect who are now being gathering as the great harvest of God in establishing His kingdom on earth.

The words “Alleluia and Salvation” spoken in the verse above has a much greater meaning than just being saved from past sins. These words speak more in light of coming into the fullness of salvation that Jesus Christ made available. Matt. 6:10, “Thy kingdom come [God’s creation rulership without the sin nature]. Thy will [desire promoting His action] be done [be brought to pass, be accomplished] in earth [my earthly body and self-man changed to then effect the earth], as it is in heaven [God’s nature manifesting through receiving man].” Also, note the word “glory” in Rev. 19:1 that speaks of “the glory”. This glory speaks of that which God is. God’s glorious nature became a seed that He delights in planting within receiving man, a Christ seed that shall bring forth after its own kind. The nature of Christ’ life being planted, growing, and maturing from within man to become the likeness of God’s image throughout all creation. What a wonderful plan, a plan in which the Holy Spirit is actively pursuing until the fullness of God’s salvation is complete within the vessel.

Is this not the plan that Jesus brought to man as He fulfilled the needed sacrifice? The purpose was for bringing others into that state of glory He had with the Father before the world was? John 17:5, “And now [at this moment], O Father, glorify thou me with Thine Own Self with the glory which I had with [beside] you before [denotes the position as being in sight, or before one, in place], the world [as created, ordered and arranged] was.” Christ, in the form of Jesus, now was returning to a place of glory He had in God before He came to earth as the Savior. However, according to God’s plan, He also made available too and prays for His disciples and all who would believe on Him to receive this glory also. John 17:22, “And the glory which thou gavest [has given] me [Jesus Christ] I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.”

Just what glory does this scripture speak of? To answer this question let us consider the time Moses spent with God on the mountaintop. As Moses stood before God, God’s glory came upon him until his face begin to shine with that glory. Such a glory manifesting that the people of the law, the Israelites, could not look upon Moses’ face. Likewise, at the time of Jesus’ resurrection from the grave, two messengers in white apparel stood with their faces shining forth with that glory. Later when John describes the form of Jesus Christ, His countenance manifested that same light of glory. Rev. 1:16, “And He had [having] in His right hand seven stars: and out of [out from] His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shines [appears] in his strength [inherent power; the power of reproducing itself, mighty works].” Thus, a glory, speaking of the life of God that He willingly breathed into His created man, a man purposed for His likeness and image.

Then, in God’s chosen moment of time, this same God planted within the Virgin Mary a seed of His glory. This seed of God’s glory became a walking, talking manifestation appearing to become a sacrifice. The sacrifice needed to restore fallen but receiving man back to their place of glory. Matt. 13:43, “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father [the sovereign exercise toward obedient sons]. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

In revealing this purpose, God gives a testimony of His desire for man while on the Mount of Transfiguration. A time God chose to reveal His eternal purpose in having for Himself a kingdom in which to show forth His glory. How, but through the spiritual birthing and maturing of His many sons as they reveal to the world that which God is. In this revealing, the world will know that God sent Jesus to glorify God through those who received Him. Luke 9:28-31a, “And it came to pass about an eight days [new beginnings] after these sayings, He took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. And as He prayed, the fashion [appearance] of His countenance [face] was altered [became different, another of a different kind, generic distinction], and His raiment was white and glistering [to shine or lightening forth as though from internal light, consider Adam and Eve before the fall which caused them to became naked]. And, behold, there talked with Him two men, which were Moses and Elias: who appeared in glory ….”

Could the glory manifesting upon Moses and Elijah also be pointing to a separated people who have ascended God’s mountain of holiness by dying to self completely? If so, the sanctifying work of the cross continues to work a work in believing obedient vessels until “after these things” After these things speaks of the fall of Babylon from within a people, a people separated from her influence and becoming complete in spirit, soul and body.

Rom. 8:17, “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer [baptized into His death, not speaking of personal sufferings of this present time] with Him, that we may be also glorified together.” This glory speaks of the indwelling power of the Almighty Christ in His fullness. This glory is that which lifts the human from the earthly life-style into a daily living according to Christ heavenly life-style. Moreover, as we recall the voices speaking in Rev. 19:1 from above, they are saying that the glory has come, the glory they were seeking and waiting for has now come.

“After these things” speak of a sanctified people who have come out from among an influential system called Babylon to separate completely unto God. These separated one’s make room for God’s judgment to come and the destruction of Babylon as she receives her reward. 2 Cor. 6:16-18, “And what agreement hath the Temple of God [God’s people consisting of the Holy place and the Holy of Holies within them] with idols? For you are the Temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among [out of the midst of their mind-set] them, and be separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”

Note that in partaking of the order of any group, fellowship, church or individual not functioning in the anointed Word of God’s divine order and His true government, the purposed dwelling place for Christ presence becomes a place of darkness filled with idols. When belonging to such deceiving orders, the people remain yoked together in eating and participating in the error of their ways. In this, consider spiritual discernment and yield only to the Holy Spirits leading.

2 Cor. 6:14, “Be [become] not unequally yoked together with [to] unbelievers: for what fellowship [partaking or sharing] hath [is there to] righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light [used specially of God] with [towards] darkness?” How easy it seems to maintain union with church group orders who yield only to modern day carnal religions. Many are those who are departing from God’s truth to follow man’s latest fad. Here they yield to man’s carnal ideals in seeking man’s approval instead of Gods. Care, should always be taken for confirming any so-called fad or humanistic ideals from God’s word. In this, God’s word, conformation enables the true believer to follow only Him, the Christ and only the Christ.

Babylon, destined for destruction, who is she and what form does she take in manifesting her corruption? God’s word says that all spiritual activity rejecting the life of Christ and His sacrifice on the cross for progressive sanctification misleads and distracts the people from God’s true purpose. For this cause, the needed separation to “come out from among her, Babylon”, brings judgment to Babylon and the establishing of God’s elect. Remember, even though Babylon carries its deceit through calling itself a part of the church, she remains the habitation of devils, every foul spirit and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

Know that Babylon is falling and the elect, the Christ-ones, are arising with the anointing of God upon them. With God’s throne-room authority dwelling within them, His nature manifests to bring forth Gods light and glory. In this, God’s kingdom is established wherein He rules and reigns through these elect of God. With “after these things”, now being upon us, what manner of person should we be? 2 Peter 3:10-13, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens [deceived church] shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements [elementary rules] shall melt [be dissolved, man’s carnal order] with fervent heat [burnt up], the earth [territories in which people dwell] also and the works that are therein [man’s carnal order] shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation [behavior] and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God …. Nevertheless, we, according to His promise, look for a new heaven and earth [God’s manifesting created men], wherein dwelleth righteousness [Christ’ nature].”

Notice the word “promise” in the above scripture and let us take note of the promise as God has purposed it. With “after these things” coming upon us, it is time to look for the fulfillment of said promise according to 2 Peter 1:4, “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by [on account of, or because of] these you might be [become] partakers of the divine nature having escaped the corruption [come out from among them] that is in the world through lust.” (Also, read Acts 17:28-31). The season that is upon creation is a season of “after these things”. Are we separating completely unto Christ and His purpose alone? In this separation, a people strong and great in Christ shall began to establish and reign with Christ from His throne-room.

 

 

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“After His Kind”

 

From the heart of our creator God, when He had it in mind to bring forth a creation called the heavens and the earth, it was also in His heart to make for Himself a man. This man was to come forth with but one purpose, a destiny of ruling over the earth with God, becoming His family. Man’s ruling destiny, as purposed by God, was to subdue the earth. “Subdue”, a word meaning, “to bring under subjection; to conquer; vanquish or defeat all opposing forces in battle”. Who were the opposing forces that needed subdued? Could they not have been the fallen enemy of God that brought the created earth into a place where darkness now dwelt over it?

Gen. 1:2 states, “The earth was [became] without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters”. In the phrase, “the earth was without form”, the little word “was” needed to be translated “became”, “the earth became without form”. “Without form” means “waste”, that which the earth had become because of rebellion in the ranks of God’s angels. This is likening into the parable concerning the “wheat and tares”, where God reveals an enemy as the one planting the tares. Matt. 13:25, “but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way”.

Our attention is drawn to another truth in this same verse of Gen. 1:2 by stating, “And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters”. In the need for man to subdue, a process had its beginning. A beginning that continues down through the ages of time to bring forth for God a new creation. In bringing forth a new creation, we are now beginning to see a people who are becoming God’s fullness as they begin to appear in the earth. With this new creation now appearing, it is an appearance that is stated in scripture to take place during the last of “the last days”.

This same Spirit, which moved in Genesis, continues to move among the hearts of a certain people today. These are now ready to walk with God, completely and totally, in this same Spirit. Rom. 8:5, 9, 14 states, “For those who live according to the flesh are minding the things of the flesh; but those who live according to Spirit, things of the Spirit. … But you are not sensual, but spiritual, because the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone possesses not the Spirit of Christ, he is not of him. … Because as many as are guided by God’s Spirit, these are the sons of God [His new creation people]”.

In the beginning, as the Spirit of God moved upon the earth to renew it, a law of God, an eternal order of existence was set into motion in the process for this new creation. The law or order was, “every seed, from vegetation, the beast of the field, the fowls of the air and man was “a seed” that was to “bring forth after its kind”. This law of reproduction has continued throughout the ages, until a time would come when “the seed of God” would be placed within any receiving man. This was made possible as Christ, the son of God, became “the seed” as the son of man, to “bring forth after His kind”. How? By the birthing of a harvest in the earth according to God’s kind, His seed. This harvest would be first; a “first-fruits” harvest of “sons” birthed to then gather in a greater harvest, the bride of Christ. Pointing to a harvest that is destined to become the kingdom of God filling the earth. Has not this law of the “seed” continued on, all around us, as we observe the world in which we live?

According to the fruitfulness of the law of the “seed” producing after its kind, the enemy of God stands in fear, knowing that this promised “seed” shall bruise his head. This enemy is to be eradicated from the earth as the results of the authority and power of the “seed”, the Christ, brings forth “after His kind”. Meanwhile this enemy, working through the carnal fleshly mind of man, is standing in fear, as he, portrayed as a roaring lion, seeks to destroy this Christ “seed”, mostly through deception. 1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; your opponent, the enemy, like a roaring lion is walking about, seeking to devour”. Therefore, saints, beware of the deceptive methods used by this enemy as he uses half-truths in a form called “religion”, in desiring to destroy the life of God that dwells within the Christ believer.

Let us now consider our natural birthing and the time and season of God into which we came forth. What is it that we observe? Can we not see the progressive evidence of decay in every part of our world? Note the family units, the education system, the economic system, the political systems and notice especially the decay that touches the religious community. This is the community that many call “the church”. What we are truly seeing is that which 2 Tim. 3:13 states as, “But evil men and imposters will make progress for the worse, deceiving and being deceived”. In this, we receive a warning that we might prepare ourselves before God and arm ourselves to take our stand against this enemy. In this stand, we can guard ourselves against the wiles of the enemy that would seek to conquer us. Col. 2:8, “Take care that no one makes a prey of you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ”.

In this fault called deception, it seems as if the Christian Community is foremost. Maybe because of religious knowledge heard but allowing themselves to compromise from a Christ-like righteous way of living. God’s righteousness comes from walking in the truth as Christ is in the truth. While the worlds moral standards are becoming less and less a part of this righteousness, could it be that this progressive failure has become so rampant because the church has allowed itself to compromise, for the sake of living unto self. Does the church promote doctrines of compromise that have weakened its standards of spiritual authority and power? In this they become a weakened group of people with empty words. Is this not a standard of living called disobedience? Eph. 5:6 says, “Let no one deceive you with empty words; for on account of these things the wrath of God comes on the sons of disobedience”.

Again, let us consider the law of the “seed”. This is an order of life that reproduces itself after the order that God has purposed for each seed. In receiving the “Christ seed” within, has the Christian community found itself aborting this “seed” of the Son before a birth can take place? Is this despicable act, within the church, that what released the freedom of abortion into the world? In this, we should also notice the release of same-sex marriages that cannot produce seed for reproduction? The word of God has made it plain unto those who desire to know the truth, that God’s purpose is to bring forth children liken into that first born son called Jesus, thus, a like-kind people to be the heirs and co-heirs with Christ Jesus. Rom. 8:17 states, “And if children, also heirs; heirs, indeed, of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if indeed, we suffer together, so that we may be glorified together”.

Remember at the time of the birth of Jesus all the babies in the surrounding area, from two years of age and under were slain. What is happening among us today when the time for the harvest of the first-born “seed”, the joint-heirs, has come? Are there not laws that have been passed, the world over, which are legally aborting many of a generation of babies? From the abortion of these babies, the enemy of God seeks to destroy the “seed” of the promised bruiser of the serpents’ head, before maturity comes to the sons to crush his head.

Let us also consider Israel during a time when there was no widespread revelation upon the land because of like-kind moral and righteousness decay. This same kind of decay we likewise see all around us today. During this time of moral relapse for Israel, there was one, a boy called Samuel, who God raised up to bring forth judgment. 1 Sam. 3:1, “Now the boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation”. Is it not a fact that a large portion of the Christian Community of today has likewise compromised to accept the life-style of abortion and alternate live-styles, along with many other sins as presented to them by the world at large?

In being deceived to accept such an order of living, they find themselves living in the darkness of deceit and vain philosophies. They are selling themselves out to the empty words that proceed from the political and carnal religious mouths of this day, which removes any revelation from a God of truth. With God’s glory, having departed in Samuel’s time of judging Israel, likewise today the glory of God is departing from religious groups and nations as they revert and submit themselves to the darkness that moves this carnal world.

In this present day of rebellion and darkness there is a prevailing evil force in the world, but unto a hearing people, there remains a promise from God. A promise, that God would have a “seed” for Himself, a “seed”, placed within the earth, under the law of the “seed”’, the law of bringing forth “after its own kind”. (Read Isa. Chapters 53 & 54) while considering verse 53:10 which declares, “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When you make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the labor of His soul and be satisfied. By His knowledge my righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities”.

This “seed” planted continues to germinate and it shall bring forth, as the necessary inner changes are made, to bring forth the time of its appearing. This “seed”, bringing forth “after its own kind”, shall manifest itself as the children spiritually mature until the soon coming time for the birthing of God’s man-child. This birth is speaking of the in-Christ ones who are one with the head and becoming His body, God’s sons. I Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen race, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation, a people for a purpose; that you may declare the perfections of Him who called you from darkness into His wonderful light”. This is declaring the fulfillment of the “seed” which is a “seed” that shall bring forth “after its own kind”. Therefore, we are to beware of those who have a form of Godliness but are denying the power thereof. This purposed power of God will bring forth a new created people, a new creation man, who, in making an appearance shall establish the kingdom of God within and upon all the earth. A people birthed “after His kind”.

 

 

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