“What World Do You Live In?”

Mankind, while dwelling in the visible world of today, they are being lulled to sleep as to the true condition that exist and presents itself in today’s world. The world of today falsely presents itself as a world that is progressively evolving into a place of peace and contentment, a perfect world for all to live in. In this deception, as it comes from most governmental one world powers, they have established an order which deceives the people into living a life of false contentment. That is, while being deceived, they falsely and strongly contend to hold onto the evidential emptiness of these realms of deception. While the populace, for the most part, has fallen asleep to the worlds true condition, there remains a remnant of people who are becoming fully awake. In their awakening, these can and are pursuing a life separated from today’s deceptive world. 2 Peter 1:16 states, “For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power [the power of reproducing itself, inherent power] and coming [the presence] of our Lord Jesus Christ but were eyewitnesses of His majesty”.

 

Herein a word from God has been given for mankind to receive as to the truth of this fact. While a world does exist that maintains itself through cunningly devised falsehoods of deception, another world also exists that has been and is being made available. That is, a world where the death realm of deception is swallowed up by the appearing of a greater order of life. A presence of power and life which reproduces itself within all those receiving as they become an obedient people. A realm or world of life wherein the deceptive corruptible world of death or mortality is exchanged for a world of truth, life and immortality. Note that a people are also becoming the eyewitnesses of this transition, which God is making available in accomplishing and fulfilling His purpose. That is, a people coming forth who shall and are becoming the outward expression of that which they have become inwardly. This speaks and points to a people who ascend into another world. A world entitled “heaven” which points to an increased dimension of God’s spirit manifesting from within man’s spirit, soul and body, God’s dwelling place.

 

1 Peter 1:3-5 states for man, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according [God’s purpose or intention] to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living [by His resurrection] hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead [out from among dead carnal people world] to an inheritance incorruptible [imperishable] and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven [spiritual realm, the heavens eternal world – also God’s Spirit within man] for you, who are kept by the power [power of reproducing itself, inherent power] of God through faith for salvation [living together with Him] ready to be revealed [to unveil so as to be visible to the eye] in the last time”. These verses refer to that part of our salvation that has been reserved for us in heaven, that is the spirit world, the Spirit of God dwelling from within receiving man. This speaks of more than forgiveness of past sins. This also looks beyond the fulfillment of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This points to a realm where there is no other God nor in-part understandings, but an intimate relationship with the one true God. That is, an eternal world without carnality and iniquity.

 

We should understand that by living in God’s heavenly world we partake of the “hidden manna” and the resurrected life which is dwelling in the life-style of continually ascending unto the Father. This removes a people from dwelling or submitting to a world of corruptive carnality which promotes error, lies and deception. This heavenly place in Christ removes a people from a blinded world which does not see, a world that does not desire to know the one true God. These blinded one’s desire to remain among the carnal religious or non-religious life-styles, the mind-sets of carnal living. 2 Cor. 3:14, “But their minds [thoughts] were blinded [hardened]. For until this day [religious world of today] the same veil remains unlifted [lack of revelation and understanding] in the reading of the Old Testament [old covenant –  also as today’s carnal minds lack spiritual understanding of God’s new covenant] because the vail is taken away in Christ [Christ fulfilled the old covenant to ushered in the new, meanwhile a misguided people remain blind to God’s now available world]”.

 

In considering the religious arena of today’s world, much is left to be desired when looked upon by today’s population in general. While a people of sorts maintain a basic understanding of God’s order of truth, these miss out on the greater blessings and purposes of God. A large portion of these continue to maintain a degree of false religious security with some believing in a misguided understanding of a far-off God of the future only. In this, they, while looking for His one day coming, miss out on His daily continual appearing. While Jesus Christ is surely coming at His appointed time, Christ is also constantly appearing to His people in the now.

 

Matt. 24:29-30 reveals, “Immediately [not after the millennium] after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the son of man will appear [shine forth] in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see [has regard to the object presented to the eye, and the subject which perceives, at the same time] the Son of Man coming on the clouds [manifesting Himself in and through a throng of people] of heaven [revealing spiritual realms, another world] with power and great glory”.

 

Yes, our Lord and Savior is “coming”, for every eye shall behold Him, but we should know and be aware that He is also “appearing, being revealed” to and from within a people in the now. 1 John 3:2, “Beloved, now are we the children of God [a child by descent], and it has not yet [because of being spiritually immature] been revealed [not yet brought to light, nor been made manifest] what we shall be, but we know [to acquire knowledge, become acquainted with, to come or get to know, learn, perceive] that when He is revealed [brought to light, made manifest, receive revelation of Him], we shall be like Him, for we shall see [have regard to the object presented to the eye, and the subject which perceives, at the same time] Him as He is (meeting Him in His world)”. This points to a people who, in perceiving Him who is shown, He becomes enthroned within their hearts. Our hearts become God’s mercy seat to manifest the full measure of the Christ as each one is to be sent forth. John 3:34, “For He Whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure”.

 

Herein, appearing from the dimension of the Spirit-realm, a people are set-in and are manifesting the nature of Christ throne-room authority from within their lives. These are God’s people revealing the coming Christ to the fallen corruptible world of deception, these are manifesting God’s dwelling place world. Note in Rom. 11:33-36, “Oh, the depths of the riches [expressing a feeling by way of wonder] both of the wisdom and knowledge [acquired by learning or experience] of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor? Or who has first given to Him and it shall be repaid to him? For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen”.

 

Yes, another world has been made available to all who desire to know God’s new world. Herein, the Spirit of God within becomes the authority as all things are in His control. While the natural mind doesn’t comprehend this available world, man’s downfall is because he doesn’t know of it and only judges by that which the old fallen natural world projects. That is the world of the knowledge of good and evil. Here a dual human mind rules, but in God’s new world He becomes man’s all in all, a singleness of mind. While most of the populace, in general, desire to remain duel in their nature, God has a greater purpose. A new world, a new life, a dwelling with and in God. A life of living among the throne-room authority of Christ. Is not this the testimony of God’s seeking people? John 3:30, “He [Christ] must increase, but I [self – our old world] must [this word omitted in the original text] decrease”.

 

Therefore, before us God has opened a door. A way has been made for a people to be birthed into God’s presence. That is, a new world wherein the righteousness of God dwells. While this old world of fallen man is a world of sin and evil, God’s world is a realm where the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ dwells. This is a world that matures in the perfected man, a world of life without sin and evil. Note and understand that “sin” is a nature which causes man to miss the mark of God’s eternal purpose. Also know that “evil” is an action that causes man to be vexed, to be hunted down or chased by that which is not of God. “Evil” is that which is perplexing. A condition of doubt or uncertainty, a state of confusion. Also know that “evil” ushers in distress. It promotes sorrow, misery, or suffering. Meaning that “evil” promotes a world of deception wherein God’s peace and contentment are replaced by danger and a life of much trouble. It is a world that promotes “evil” of all sorts, which in the end forms a life of destruction.

 

Meanwhile, available and alive is another world. The world of God where mankind has received an invitation to enter, through the cross of sacrifice, which births from within man God’s new world. A world where the overcomer of this world of sin and evil can know and have the right to eat from the tree of life. A life-style wherein man shall know the reality of the crown of life while never knowing of the second death. Herein, this people shall know the fulfillment of eating of God’s hidden manna while receiving a new nature liken unto the Christ. Increase continues as the overcoming people are given power over the nations to know the delegated authority of the morning star. These likewise are clothed in new garments, a glorified body which flows from the Book of Life as they become gates of God’s kingdom. Herein they become standing pillars of God’s temple, His dwelling place in receiving a nature manifesting the city of God, His New Jerusalem, the crowning government of His Kingdom.

 

Thus, we see and know the crowning jewel of God’s authority, the right to sit with Christ in His throne-room. Again we ask, what kind of world do you live in? Come, let us go into the House of the Lord. For, He who calls is extending an open door to all who desire to overcome and know Him. Overcoming causes man to enter into that which Abraham and the witnesses of faith looked for in Heb. 11:13, “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” Are you making your home in the temporal earth-realm or are you willing to embrace a home in the eternal kingdom of God? Are you willing to become strangers and pilgrims to today’s world?

 

Heb. 12:1, “Therefore, we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin [sin nature] which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us”.

 

Phil. 3:10-11, “That I may know Him and the power [power of reproducing itself] 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 [into a life of the just]”.

 

WHAT WORLD DO YOU ASPIRE TO LIVE IN? TODAY IS THE DAY TO CHOOSE AND BECOME. Are you willing to leave behind the temporary world of corruption and enter into that eternal world of God?

 

 

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“Transition Time is Now Fulfilled”

Preparation time was coming to an end. The time to take and possess the land of promise had come. That which God had purposed from before the foundation of the world was now to be fulfilled. Its completion was upon a people to come into the reality of possessing and victoriously manifesting the kingdom of God. Matt. 24:15, “Therefore when you see [to see: implying not the mere act of looking, but the actual perception of the object] the abomination of [that which brings on God’s desolating judgments] desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place [where the abomination takes place] (whoever reads, let him understand [observe attentively]).” Herein God declares of time of fulfillment when the man of sin, the antichrist, and where he desires as a place for his dwelling (the holy place, the modern-day feast of Pentecost church).

What does the “holy place” speak of to you? Does not the “holy place” point us to a realm of spiritual activity called the Feast of Pentecost? Abomination speaks of the time when that which is an order of spiritual indwelling opens itself to deception. Note and understand Paul’s statement as it is written in 1 Cor. 13:8-10 concerning the lack of true love, that which comes from God. “Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail [be brought to naught]; whether there are tongues, they shall cease; whether there is knowledge [knowledge acquired by learning, effort, or experience], it will vanish away. For we know [to acquire knowledge, become acquainted with; hence to come or get to know, learn, perceive] in part [only as received from God] and we prophesy in part [only as directed by the Holy Spirit]. But when that which is perfect [that which has reached its end, nothing beyond; hence perfect] has come, then that which is in part will be done away”. Does not perfection fulfill prophecy, tongues and acquired knowledge? Thus, the in-part is no longer needed because that which is perfect fulfills and manifest all that which was only done in-part.

Note, at this point in our study, that a Day of Atonement was and is established by God for doing away with the in-part. A pointing to a time when the candlestick anointing light (holy place anointing) goes out because of a time when the abomination of desolation takes place among the spiritual activities in the holy place. A realm of religious activity is exchanged for the anointing of God’s Holy Spirit as they deny its power. This exchanged activity is the actively pursuing ways of the carnal man.

2 Tim. 3:1-5, “But know this, that in the last days [embraces the days of Messiah and His first and second advent] perilous [describing a society that is barren of virtue but abounding with vices] times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanders, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form [external form] of godliness but denying its power [inherent power; the power of reproducing itself]: And from such people turn away”.

Note the nature manifesting among this type of religious people. They are manifesting degrees of corruptness and the fallen nature which is the results of Satan’s influence over Eve when man fell in the garden of Eden. A religion that has become darkened as a holy place without any anointing or light. A place where the burning light it once had has gone out. These are a people who have but a form of godliness without God’s power. In this, are they pointing to and fulfilling the abomination of desolation?

Here an understanding is needed concerning a time which is upon us for the fulfillment of receiving the promises of God concerning His people. Heb. 12:22-24 states, “But you have come to Mount Zion [God’s dwelling place within men, His throne-room authority] and to the city of the living God [those prepared as His bride, (read Rev. 21:2 & 9-10)], the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church [called out ones] of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to the Judge of all, to the spirits of just [righteous] men made perfect [to make a full end, consummate], to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel”. Does this not point to a people that make the transition from preparation into fullness? A people who now know the reality of separation from the abominable to the fullness of God’s purpose.

In this, let’s consider the children of Israel and the time of their transition. The time of their leaving behind their wilderness travels as they make ready to transit into the promised land. The old was being washed away, the life-style of familiarity with the in-part journeying was to pass away as they entered the reality of their promise land. In this, we should especially take notice of the river crossing which places them before the challenge of taking the land. They now faced the walled city of Jericho. Could it be that you and I of today’s transitional fulfillment, we are also facing our own Jericho? In preparing for our Jericho, it becomes important for the Christian Community to recognize and understand that the church of today has been born while in the wilderness journey of transition. In this, we face an important need to know the reality of a circumcision of the heart.

Joshua 5:2 & 5, “At that time the Lord said [Joshua 3:7, “And the Lord said to Joshua, this day I will began to exalt [make you great] you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that as I was with Moses, so I will be with you] to Joshua, make flint knives for yourself, and circumcise the sons of Israel again the second time … For all the people who came out had been circumcised, but all the people born in the wilderness, on the way as they come out of Egypt, had not been circumcised”. Could this point to the uncleanness that exist within today’s modern church order? The lack of circumcising the heart?

So, with this pointing to today’s church that was birthed on that Day of Pentecost 2000 years ago. The church, at that time came out of the world (Egypt) in great power and authority. But liken unto the Children of Israel, the church has known the death of the many during this time in the wilderness. The reason, because of unbelief in allowing doubt and fear to keep them from the promises of God. In this they turned back from their first opportunity to enter the land and God’s promises. And, like the church of today, they have entered their long wilderness journey. In this journey many have been birthed along the way and likewise must be circumcised of heart.

1 Tim. 4:1, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart [apostatize] from the faith [the living, divinely implanted principle], giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons”. But in this, God has given the church a promise through the prophecy of Haggai 2:7 & 9, And I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the desire of all nations, and I will fill this temple [the body of Christ is His latter-day temple] with glory, say the Lord of hosts. … The glory of this latter temple [body of Christ] shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts, and in this place, I will give peace, says the Lord of hosts”.

Thus, a modern-day church is likewise needing to know a circumcision of the heart. For even now we face the opportunity for taking the land, a time of fulfilling and completing our transition, a coming out of our wilderness journey. In crossing the river of Jordan our attention is drawn to the city of Jericho. Even as with Joshua and the children of Israel, a change of our spiritual diet is upon us. Joshua 5:11-12, “And they ate the old corn of the land [God’s word of His promises verses the manna of the wilderness supply which ceased] on the day after the Passover, unleavened bread and parched [roasted] corn, on the very same day. Then the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the old corn [being fulfilled with God’s word of promise] of the land, and the children of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate the food of the land of Canaan that year”.

Remember, this promised land was given to Abraham and his descendants forever and contained all that was promised. Even with the worldly carnal inhabitants of the land occupying the land, it still, and all it represents, belongs to God’s people. Are we not, the true church, the true seed of Abraham? Even as todays church, the land of promise continues to belong to Abraham. While strangers and foreigners occupied the land, the fruit of the land was still available in the form of God’s promise. While these old inhabitants corrupted and perverted the land, it still contained God’s promise waiting for the time for His sons to come forth to occupy and manifest.

Likewise, a blinded church system of today needs to know and understand that so called Christians, in a large part, have allowed perverted inhabitants to occupy the land and build their own cities as they touch and handle the things of God. In this, they are becoming a curse to mankind. Jericho, in truth, belonged to God, but strangers occupied it in every form of deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons. But, unto a transiting people of today, God is giving them the city, to eventually re-establish it according to God’s intended purpose.

Joshua 6:16-19, “And the seventh time it happened, when the priest blew the trumpets [hear God’s seventh trumpet of today], that Joshua said to the people. Shout, for the Lord has given you the city! Now the city [in its perverted condition] shall be accursed [word meaning devoted] by the Lord for destruction, it and all who are in it. Only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all who are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent [hiding God’s Word in her heart]. And you, by all means abstain from the accursed things, lest you become accursed when you take of the accursed things [remember, Jericho belonged to God, an order of His purpose that had been perverted by carnal man], and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it [this transitional ending requires purity]. But all the silver and gold, and vessels of bronze and iron, are consecrated [holy, set apart] to the Lord; they shall come into the treasury of the Lord [certain vessels purposed for God’s treasure house]”.

Note, with attention given for understanding, that Jericho’s name means “place of fragrance”. Jericho also was the first-fruits in possessing the land with “place of fragrance’ pointing our minds to the “Altar of Incense” which is our place of fragrance. A people allowing themselves, through obedience, to all God’s purpose and to fulfill what the Altar of Incense represents. A people coming completely to the end of self, with the sprinkled blood of Jesus upon them, with the purifying burning incense, as they become the fragrance before God as it moves into the Holy of Holies. Here, behind the veil, they become a sweet-smelling savor unto the Father on that Day of our Atonement, our year if Jubilee. An entering into the throne-room presence of God wherein a resurrection and glorification of the whole man is accomplished to receive their full purpose in God.

Note, God has provided, and He will finish the raising up again the city of Jericho (that is the place of fragrance).  Joshua 6:26, “Then Joshua charged [warned] them at that time, saying, cursed by the man [“ISH” a word meaning, a great man in contrast with ordinary men] before the Lord who rises up and builds this city Jericho, he shall lay its foundation with his firstborn [by the death of his firstborn – Jesus], and with his youngest [the man-child many member body] he shall set up its gates”. Increased understanding from God is being given as to the restoring of this city. A people who enter this “place of fragrance” before the Father to become a people of destiny. These, once again, through the new birthing of the Day of Atonement, stand in God’s throne-room authority. That is, a people who, as first-fruits, enter the Feast of Tabernacles to manifest the nature of Christ unto the world.

Note that the resurrection of Jericho (entrance into the Holy of Holies – fullness of God’s promises) is laid upon God’s firstborn, the Christ Jesus who became a sacrifice and foundation for the restoring of God’s created man. Eph. 5:2, “And walk in [points to rest and continuance, denotes being and remaining within] love, as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma [consider the Day of Atonement, the moving behind the veil into the Holy of Holies, the throne-room authority of God]”. Also, in Heb. 13:15 we read, “Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise [altar of incense] to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name [nature]”. In building again, the city of Jericho, scripture reveals that Joshua gave this city to Benjamin’s family as part of their inheritance. (read Joshua 18:11-12). Note that Benjamin’s name means “son of the right hand” who was the only full brother of Joseph from their mother Rachel. Rachel was Jacob true love. From these brothers we see Joseph as the type of the Christ. That is the Christ, with Jesus the head, and His many member younger brother Benjamin, the body of Christ, sons of His right hand, becoming the open gates into God’s word of promise.

Note that while the elder brother Jesus became the curse for us, Gal. 3:13-14, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, cursed is everyone who hangs of a tree), that the blessings of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith”. Thus, the foundation needed has been laid. Now is the time for the gates to be set up and opened. Those of the sons of His right hand are now to know the reality of the throne-room dwelling and establish, through manifestation, His kingdom on earth. That is God’s restored place of fragrance moving into the Holy of Holies. Jericho representing God’s new Jerusalem, a city with the gates of God’s divine government being opened. Rev. 21:25, “Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there)”.

Yes, transition time is coming to its end. A movement from the heavens is taking place as God fulfills, sets up and opens the gates as they occupy the whole of God’s promises. A people who no longer wonder in the wilderness of in-part understandings nor know the resistance of carnal religious mind-sets. These old mind-sets are the strangers and foreigners that have occupied the land as they stood against those who God now says, take the land for now is the time to receive your inheritance. This is God’s place of fragrance which now knows the time of their arising, a moving or birthing into God’s throne-room. Rev. 3:21, “To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, even as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne”. God’s first-fruits are now arising as God speaks, come up into my open heavens and I will show you things to come. The purpose for transition time and wilderness wonderings are now being fulfilled.

 

 

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“Transition Time Has Come”

Rev. 19:1-2, After these things I heard [as it were] a loud voice of a great multitude in [being within] heaven [invisible spiritual realm, not necessarily a far-off place] saying, Alleluia, Salvation and glory and honor and power [inherent power; the power of reproducing itself] to the Lord our God! For true [opposite of fictitious] and righteous are His judgments [a type of separating], because He has judged [determined, concluded] that great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication [both spiritual and physical]: and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants by her”.

“After” is a word connected with time. It draws our attention to the “after these things”. With the above scriptures declaring with certainty, certain events have taken place to bring mankind to a clear understanding. This understanding is, that a time of separation is being completed has God proceeds with His eternal purpose. The time of destruction concerning a corrupt world has come to its time of completion. This completion finished releases another great event to take place among the people. This other following event points to another world wherein a people, those receiving Christ, have been called, have responded and therefore chosen by God to ascend into a higher realm, a new dimension of life. This is not declaring or pointing to a people as being lifted away from the earth, but rather to those who advance to the reality of full salvation, the completion of Christ’ purpose in their lives. This salvation is that which changes the former carnal man completely into one with a restored spirit, soul and body. These restored one’s are a re-born people patterned after the resurrection of God’s first-born Son, Jesus Christ.

As forewarned by God, judgments have and are coming upon the great harlot, that one called Babylon. Babylon is the political, economic, educational and religious systems which have corrupted the world through her deceptions concerning man’s mind, his will, his emotions and his desires. She, Babylon, in the form of many temptations and lusts, with false concepts, is that which most of mankind yields to and that which God calls fornication. These corrupted activities have been instilled within the many deceived one’s, the making of a character which are the many perverted, abnormal, counterfeit functions that are contrary to God’s purpose. Herein, man’s fallen nature is bound, seeking after ever form of godlessness while many call it as being from a modern-day God. All these godless actions of perversions, promoted through today’s worldly political, ecumenical, educational and carnal religious systems have reached the time of their destruction. Recall the time of separation spoken of by Jesus concerning the wise and foolish virgins. This event is even now happening as the true church, those who represents the true Christ is appearing.

Herein, God’s true people are brought to the throne of God. A question we should seek an answer for is, where is the throne of God’s kingdom? Psalms 45:6-7 states and is quoted again in Heb. 1:8-9 and in reading Isa. 9:6, it establishes the truth that God’s throne is referencing the Godhead of Jesus Christ. “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore, God, Your God, has anointed [the anointed one – His name is Messiah] You with the oil of gladness more that Your companions”.

Thus, bringing to light that God’s throne is in Christ Jesus. “In Christ Jesus” is speaking of a spiritual dimension wherein God’s spiritual throne dwells. In this truth, unto those who have Christ dwelling within, they also have His throne dwelling within. Lest we forget, let’s take notice of where the kingdom of God has its beginning among man. Luke 17:20-21, “Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, the kingdom of God does not come with observation [hostile watching]; Nor will they say, See here! Or see there [calling attention to something external to one’s self]! For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you”.

With the kingdom of God dwelling within, we are told that, as Babylon falls, there are some who have been and are even now being delivered from the influences of said system. These delivered one’s are those who leave corruption behind as they respond to the manifestation of the sons of God. Rom. 8:19-21, “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing [unveiling] of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility [disappointing misery], not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered [set free] from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God”.

How far and what does the above mention word “hope”, this fore-mentioned deliverance, with the kingdom of God being within, effect and accomplish for and in us? Rom. 8:22-23, “For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit [gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit as the foretaste and pledge of the eternal inheritance], even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption [deliverance through Christ from the penalty of the sin-nature)] of our body”.

Are we not looking at, from these scriptures, a people who through and in Christ have been resurrected into the nature of Christ? Phil. 2:5, “Let this mind [Christ nature] be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”. A people delivered from the influence of the sin-nature, whose fruit was of Babylon, to know the restoration of the mind into the nature of Christ. Pointing to a united Christ, both head and His many member body who reign within God’s kingdom. Rev. 19:6, “And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thundering’s [speaks of strength (as an endowment), physical strength possessed], saying, alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns”.

Notice, that while Babylon has ruled over the earth, a change is taking place as the great throne-room authority of God is now manifesting. How? It is through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ who became the seed placed within the spiritual womb of those making up the pure church. This is the seed of the Christ one, that births into the many member body of Christ, the man-child who is birthed from a cleansed church. Note also that this man-child is one that becomes one with the nature of Christ. These have overcome the sin-nature to now manifest the mind, the will, the emotions and the desires of the resurrected Christ.

Again, who are these man-child members? Matt. 22:14, while noticing the difference between the called and chosen. These are separated by the two different Greek words. “For many are called [ekklesia], but few are chosen [eklektos]”. “Chosen”, a word that means, selected, chosen ones, the elect. These “elect” are those selected to bring deliverance to the others. In this, there is an arising taking place from within creation, a chosen people who bring deliverance to all willing to receive the Christ as God’s “elect” one’s appear and are manifesting Him.

Read Isaiah chapter 59 while recognizing that Zion is todays people of Hebrews 12:18-23, especially noting verse 22-23, “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city [New Jerusalem] of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem [the spiritual invisible realm to the natural eye – read Heb. 3:1] to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn [a plural word – pointing to both heaven (invisible) and earth (visible) dwellers who make up the fullness of Christ] which are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men [righteous ones – Christ nature within] made perfect [perfected, consummated, to make a full end, completed for God’s purpose]”. In understanding completely, the reference to Mount Zion, we must look back to the tabernacle of David which was established upon God’s Holy Mountain called Zion.

Remember, that the presence of God’s glory had rested upon and above the Ark of the Covenant. But, because of rebellion and corruption among the children of Israel, the presence of God was taken from them, taken during a battle with their enemy. But, King David, having a heart turned toward God with an intense desire for the return of God’s presence, He takes steps to return the Ark back to Israel. In this return, a tent was placed upon Mount Zion for the Ark to again have a dwelling place among the Israelites. This dwelling place was an erected tent where God’s presence dwelt, which is a type of todays delivered first-fruits, the man-child, thus, todays Mount Zion (the place where God’s manifested presence is to be seen). This tent structure was one where the glory of God was established and manifested for all who desire to look upon that glory. That same glory is again resting upon a chosen elect people, birthed from the church to become God’s glory to be seen upon the earth in these last days.

Here we return to the fall of Babylon, the action that is taking place within the political, economic, educational and carnal religious orders of today. A time for deliverance has come and God’s deliverers are appearing. These Christ one’s are appearing just as God purposed. Deliverers coming forth from Mount Zion with purpose, for the heavens to rule over the earth. That spirit of Babylon, which influenced and ruled over the Kings of the earth, are now coming to their time of judgment. The Babylonian system which rules over the carnal political, economic, educational and religious arenas has become a dwelling place of demons. It has become a prison for every fowl spirit, a cage for every unclean and hated bird (read Rev. 18:2b).

Also note, that all who continue to dwell among her after receiving any degree of light is also to be removed. Rev. 18:23, “The light of a lamp [light bearers] shall not shine [not shine forth to be seen – the anointing has departed], and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery [medicine, drugs or spiritual spells] all the nations were deceived [caused to wonder or go astray, the use of doctrinal error and religious deceit]”.

Rev. 19:11, “Now I saw [implying not the mere act of looking, but the actual perception of the object] heaven opened and behold [calling attention to something external to one’s self] a white horse. And He who set upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war”. Yes, a new day has come. A day of victory as these, the Christ one’s are making their victorious appearing in the strength of their purity. With heaven opened, something is happening from within these elect chosen ones. As the “white horse” appears, it speaks of strength, victory, a conquest. Faithfulness and Truth have now come. The Christ and His many member body are now coming in righteousness as they begin their reign and judgment brings victory over all that is corrupt.

Speaking of a time that has come. A change is upon us and the world. The purpose and promises of God are being fulfilled. A birthing is taking place from out of the church order, to be birthed into God’s kingdom order. God’s governmental nature shall rule and reign with Him. Speaking of the Christ one’s who no longer wrestle with the sin-nature. Why? Because the birthing of the Christ nature is now manifesting through these sons of God. These are those of Zion whom God has commanded a blessing. Isa. 60:1-2, “Arise [awake from the death realm into life], shine; for your light [Christ glory] has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold [calling attention to the condition of the political, economic, educational and religious arena’s], the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, and His glory shall be seen upon you”. In these fore mentioned truths, let us know that God shall vindicate as He brings forth His kingdom over all the earth. People of God, a time has come. A day of redemption is among us. As a vindicated people, we are to take our stand and see the salvation of the Lord.

Jeremiah 1:9b-10, “…. Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you [not only appointed but installed] over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out [to declare that nations are to be rooted out] and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and the plant [to declare that others shall be restored]”.

Isaiah 66:5-6, “Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His Word: Your brethren who hated you, who cast you out for my name’s sake, said, let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy. But they shall be ashamed. The sound of noise from the city! A voice from the temple! The voice of the Lord, who fully repays His enemies”. This carnal church thinks it does God a favor by casting out any word from God which is not in agreement with their doctrines and self-appointed traditions, their constitutions, rules, forms and by-laws. In this action they refuse the ministries of truth as sent from God. In this, God shall vindicate. (Read Isa. 66:7-13)

Note and understand, the temple of God shall know its time of purification. Those, whom carnal religious orders have cast out from their midst, they shall suddenly know their day of their fulfillment. A man-child is birthed, many in number, who shall arise into God’s throne-room authority to bring restoration to creation. First, unto the carnal church as deliverers are appearing to bring change. God’s time of change is upon us. A time of knowing and manifesting, a redeemed people bringing forth redemption to all who so desire to yield to God. A new world is on its way for transition time has come.

 

 

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“Projecting God’s Increase”

Increase, of a spiritual kind, is God’s present tense agenda concerning the movements coming from the heavenly realms as they are now impacting the earth realm. Also, in this increase, the people of God are feeling the effects of spiritual warfare as God’s enemy seeks to resist God’s purposed increase. For this cause, spiritual minded men and women are purposed by God to increase in strength and power and to accomplish God’s great cause and purpose. God’s cause is for a people to become the kingdom of God as they establish that kingdom over all the earth. This is God’s time for manifesting all that Godly men have received with purpose. Col. 2:6-7 declares, “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him [in Him denotes being or remaining within in continuance], rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving”.

This word “established” above, speaks loudest when used as the like kind word “confirming”. Confirming speaks of “to make firm, secure and guarantee”. This points to the miracles that accompanied the early day disciple’s ministry which confirmed before the people the truth that the messengers spoke. The speakers were, through the Holy Spirit, backed up with supernatural phenomena, revealing the new manifestation of God’s age of grace. Likewise, this also points to the age which is now upon us, the time of God’s coming kingdom. In considering the word “abounding”, it is a word meaning “to have in abundance”. This abundance gives us the assurance that the faithful use of God’s callings, concerning men, will increase in the use thereof.

This stated truth points to the assurance given, that through faith in God’s purpose, this faith roots and grounds the vessel in God’s love. Eph. 3:17, That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love”. Note also, that God is a purposeful God when enlarging His people. Eph. 3:20, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly [infinitely, surplus, superabundance] above [more than a measure] all that we ask or think, according to the power [the power to reproduce itself] that works in us”. This word “works” is a word meaning “energy”. It speaks of the active operation or working of the Holy Spirit’s power with its effectual results.

Therefore, when a vessel receives Jesus as their savior, they are given the privilege of spiritually maturing until seeing themselves standing before God. With Jesus Christ being receiving man’s Savior, He becomes man’s Savior from everything that is not of God. In this, we have the right to claim union with Jesus Christ unto perfection. Note Col. 1:28 which states, “Him we preach [to bring God’s Word to anyone, to bring it home by setting it forth], warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, the we may present every man perfect [that which has reached its end according to God’s purpose, in the sense of initiated] in Christ Jesus “. While noting that perfection may not yet be manifesting from the outer man (body), we know that in receiving Jesus as our absolute Savior and Lord, His position in God becomes ours until the finishing up of the complete man (spirit, soul and body). That is, being sanctified progressively until the whole complete man knows the manifesting state of perfection outwardly from within.

Progressive sanctification, as it is submitted unto, progressively matures each yielded vessel which then changes the thought patterns of the person. This change instills a knowing that growth reveals a new and living way which Jesus Christ afforded for us. This means receiving man can now go straight to the heart of God concerning man’s progressive growth which determines his wants and needs. Our thought life is then centered upon what Jesus Christ is to us. In seeing and knowing the Christ, man’s faith encourages him. As we stand in obedience, the increase of maturity reveals the Christ through us. In this realm of being in Christ, and the understanding of who we are in Him, it begins manifesting our standing with Him. Remember, as we have received, we are to walk in Him.

In considering this word “walk”, its true meaning is “character” which points to and speaks of our thinking patterns that are rightly related to God. Our thinking is that which causes our reaction in difficult situations, which will then expose our true character. Herein, walking in that which we have received enables man to rightly relate to God as He enables us to draw upon God’s grace. This reaction to maturity of spirit, through sanctification, enables man to cease from dependency upon his own ability which forever has spiritually failed him.

Let us remember and recall a life-style which was molded and shaped after the carnal minds activities in creating for themselves a carnal world after their own thinking. In this, we have or shall soon find out that we can never trust in anything that promotes such a realm of death, humans own created world. But, in Him, Christ Jesus, we began to know that all things which produces a God-life within us is ours in Christ Jesus. As the scripture in Colossians has said, our strength is “rooted and built up in Him”. This speaks of that strength which is given to us as being in Christ and is the same strength that was manifested when Jesus’ body was raised from the dead.

Eph. 1:19-20, “And what is the exceeding [surpassing] greatness of His Power [inherent power; the power to reproduce itself] toward us who believe according to the working of His mighty power [refers to God’s kingdom authority, dominion, and majesty; His power shown effectively in a reigning authority] which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in heavenly places”. Can we, a people called and chosen by God truly believe? Can we not behold the purpose of God, who from the beginning was to have for Himself a family of sons? That is, a people made into His likeness and image, a manifestation of spirit and soul, manifesting through man’s body. This truth speaks to us loudly, that His purpose will be completely fulfilled because He is the one at work through yielded vessels. 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”.

In the above verse the word “workmanship” speaks and signifies of that which is manufactured. It emphasizes that God is the master designer with the universe being His creation. He also appears to bring a rebirth to the redeemed believer as His new creation. Remember, before conversion our lives had no rhyme or reason, but because of Him, conversion brought us balance, symmetry and order. We, the new creation man, is God’s work of art. Notice also the word “good”, from the above verse, speaks of a physical and moral sense that produces benefits. This speaks of a people who exercise faith which establishes enlarged faith. Phil. 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.

When speaking of all things, every spiritual blessing becomes ours as we become those born-again ones who live in Christ. These spiritual blessings remain ours because we now have a continual relationship with God through Christ Jesus. This relationship causes spontaneous obedience because faith becomes ours naturally. Therefore, we can do all things, because they become possible through the new incorporated Christ nature within. That is, now a people doing what comes naturally.

Eph. 1:3-6, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ [being and remaining within Him], just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will [that which is willed, designed or desired], to the praise [not just praise for what God does for us, but also for who He is, recognizing His glory] of the glory of His grace [causes rejoicing] by which He made us accepted [treated with grace] in the Beloved”.

Herein redemption is at work to complete that which God has purposed from the beginning. Redemption is the supernatural act of God that enables us to think the thoughts of God. A knowing that the power of reason given to us, our intellect, is purposed to be a servant of God and not our dictator. In this, our intellect must be a receiver to receive from God and not yield to the reasoning power of carnal man’s own heart. As our intellect receives from God, it is God’s Spirit that creates from within us. 2 Cor. 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone be in Christ [having the mind of Christ], he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new”. “New creation” as used here has the meaning of a new establishing, settling, and formation. It is used to denote both the act of creating and the product of the creative act. Living in Christ gives a person the status of being a new creation. In considering the word “new”, it is a word meaning new in regard to form or quality, not new in reference to time.

With our God being a God of increase, He is a God desiring to project Himself throughout His creation. In this projection, a knowledge is needed to know that increased spiritual maturity is not revealed or understood by the fallen carnal natural man. Therefore, the things of God only increase within the vessel as that person is converted to a new birthing into God’s heavens. This speaks of being re-born in spirit, soul and also the body, a moving beyond just being forgiven of past sins. In this, progressive obedience increases the spiritual realm happening and manifesting from within. A people knowing the reality of a heavenly Father manifesting Himself through His new creation people as His kingdom is established upon the earth. This is God’s purpose from the beginning.

2 Peter 3:10-13, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night [place and space, denoting a passing on to union and fellowship with the Lord], in which the heavens [man’s old fallen spiritual condition of spirit within the fallen man] shall pass away with a great noise [with a rushing sound – remember the upper room on the Day of Pentecost], and the elements [elementary rules of the natural man] will melt [be dissolved] with fervent heat [burnt up, remember God is a consuming fire]; both the earth [type of corruptible man] and the works that are in it will be burned up [man’s old corrupt character dissolved]. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct [behavior] and godliness, looking for [expecting and waiting for] and hastening [an earnest looking for] the coming [presence] of the day of God, because of which the heavens [old nature] will be dissolved, being on fire [God’s presence], and the elements [basic carnal character] will melt with fervent heat. Nevertheless, we, according to His promise [God’s purpose], look for a new heaven [new character, freshly made in Christ nature] and a new earth [incorruptible bodies] in which righteousness dwells”.

Increase, the results of God’s progressive sanctification and justification are now maturing a people into a new expression. This new expression shall establish God’s kingdom in the earth as the kingdoms of this present tense world fall. Faithfulness to God’s promise is to usher in a new world wherein God’s kingdom rules forever. Rev. 11:15, “And the seventh angel sounded [a time for completeness and perfection]: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms [sovereignty] of this world [a system alienated from and opposed to God] have become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ [the head and many member body]; and He shall reign forever and ever”. God’s people, even now, are destined and maturing to project God’s continual increase. Amen and Amen.

 

 

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“How Great God Is”

God, the creator of all things, is such a God of Love that He delights in revealing Himself to a people with this desire. That all would be willing to come to Him and stand in His presence. God’s presence projects such a presence of righteousness that it promotes right living among His people, something that emotionalism of the flesh will never do. Are we willing to stand in such a presence? Knowing that His continual presence slays all that is corruptible, immoral, and unclean, could this holy presence be the main reason why most of the world rebels against such a holy God? By following Christ, a dying progressively takes place from within the man through death to the self-man. Herein the man comes into eternal life, progressively being removed from that life which is only temporal.

With a knowing that knowledge of darkness is covering the earth, God is again, descending unto the earth realm to proclaim and establish His victory over all things that pertain to darkness. His light is now purposely coming forth through a first-fruits people, to repeal this darkness as a kingdom of light is being established. Has not God declared that He shall have for Himself a people that will follow Him into His place of glory? According to scripture, when certain Greeks came desiring to see Jesus, He revealed to them the greater manifestation of God’s kingdom through the Christ.

John 12:23-26, “But Jesus answered them, saying, the hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 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.” God’s son Christ Jesus willingly fell to the ground at the cross; to then be planted into receiving humanity because of them accepting His death, burial, and resurrection. Thus, because certain of mankind have taken steps to receive Him, Christ now has a first-fruit harvest alive and well on the planet earth. In this, God has given them a mandate, which releases in them the anointing that enables them to, in power, to establish the kingdom of God in the earth. What is this mandate? Is it not the authority, given by God, to go into the entire world and conquer, possess and establish the kingdom of God?

The time has come for what Moses the lawgiver represents as a type, for it to die. The realm of the law (Moses), which produces death only, is fulfilled and completed in Christ and has made available to a people a new realm of life. This speaks that a time of deliverance from the wilderness journey (typed by the wondering children of Israel) of carnality has come. It is now time that Joshua whose name means, “Jehovah is salvation,” a type of Christ, has come upon us and we are to go in and take the land promised by God. The time has come when the body of Christ is to gain entry into the promises concerning the kingdom that God has prepared for His people. Joshua 1:2, “Moses [representing the law] My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them…” Even so as then, the Father is speaking to His people today.

It is time for the church to move beyond the laws of carnal commandments that have ruled over them during this time of knowing only an in-part wilderness journey. God’s season has come for a dying to the death realm of carnality and the passing away of in-part truths, manufactured doctrines, and constitutional laws that promote spiritual death among the people. Is there not a called remnant of people that are destined to come forth. Those who are even now hearing the words of the Lord speaking forth and sounding out another day in Him? These words are speaking of a day for the assembling ourselves together in Him as we arise and go over our Jordon. Jordan is that river which types for us a death that washes away the death realm of carnality in our nature as we progressively, through sanctification, put on the nature of God. A new nature that accomplishes all that God has purposed to establish in the earth.

Note also in Joshua 1:11 that they are told to “prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over the Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God is given you to possess”. This is also pointing to the time of Jesus’ baptism in this same river, symbolizing the death, burial, and resurrection He fulfilled from the cross. These three days is now upon this generation as we come to that third day (3000-year day) from Jesus Christ death, burial and resurrection. This is a new season, the time in God when His people are again crossing the river Jordan, dying to the death realm of carnality, to possess the land that is before us. Paul declares these as the living sacrifices that are becoming acceptable to God. Rom. 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service”.

God’s witness is set before us again as He types, using the children of Israel, and sets them before us as examples and shadows to His greater truths. Herein God likewise speaks to us today of crossing over into the promises of God. In examining the movements and acts of these Israelites we can see the spiritual events that are taking place among God’s people today. Herein, bringing forth the realities of possessing the land (first our individual land, our bodies). In taking the land we can fulfill the promises God speaks of as becoming His heirs, the expression of His glory. Rom. 8:30, “Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified”. Is this not the third day from Calvary (3rd 1000 year day)? Arise, cross over, and see the wonders of the Lord. John 17:22, “And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one”.

A set time in God, proclaiming its fulfillment, as a first-fruits remnant, they are now seeing the Christ coming together as one many member body. These are becoming one with the Head, the Christ Jesus who crossed this river 2000 years ago, fulfilling the type that the Ark of the Covenant represented. Joshua 3:3-4, “…When you see the ark of the covenant [Jesus Christ] of the Lord your God, and the priest, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it. Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure [2000 years from Jesus]. Do not come near it that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before.” What a day this day is. Speaking of following Jesus into a time when His body shall come into places in God that we have not yet come. This speaks of a Christ-kind anointing with like-kind manifestations and authority as we establish a kingdom for God in the earth. Joshua 3:5, “…Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”

How it is that God shall do wonders among His people of today? Today is the season which God has set aside for the body of Christ to occupy the invisible kingdom of God. This kingdom will possess them as they bring His kingdom government into a visible manifestation throughout the earth. This surely is a changing of the guard, from the old generation of doubters, complainers, and fleshly carnal minded people, to a new generation of believers who manifest the life of Christ. This new generation is ascending unto the presence of God, as they become ones of a heavenly mind-set with Christ. Rev. 12:5, “She [church] bore a male child [first-fruits sons] who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her child was caught up to God and His throne.” This type of rulership is the results of a nature change, one that establishes a new mind-set nature in this company of people called the man-child. These people submit completely to the divine government (nature) given from God as it flows in and through them.

Obedience is the life-style nature they respond to as they proceed according to the instructions of their God, the manifestations of the mind of Christ. Know and remember that God uses the number twelve as standing for and pointing to His realm of divine government, a government that He has established within this people to possess the promised kingdom. (Read Joshua 4:1-14). Twelve stones taken by twelve men out of the Jordan River became a memorial of God’s eternal government for all to see and know that God is God and there is no other. God’s divine government that even now expresses itself through the birthing of a generation that is taking the land. A people that are becoming the fullness of God in the earth, a new creation people filled with God’s divine nature, His purpose.

1 Peter 1:13-21, “Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, be holy, for I am holy. And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by traditions from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God”.  

Yes, God is not willing for any to perish, but unto all who become willing, they can come to repentance. God has established a plan of restoration that comes through repentance and obedience. Unto all who partake of the offered renewing, it brings each vessel to this time of fullness when Christ body shall possess the land. Let’s note that this all-encompassing order of God reaches all the way back to Adam and forward unto this day and onward until all that will come may come. Joshua 3:15-16, “and as those who bore the ark came to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who bore the ark dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks during the whole time of harvest), that the waters which came down from upstream stood still, and rose in a heap very far away at Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan. So the waters that went down into the salt sea, failed, and were cut off; …”

Here we see that God is making Himself available to all of fallen mankind, back to Adam and all the way forward until men come to the new heavens and new earth which ushers in eternity. What a great God, bringing His purposes forward until we, as a chosen generation, now stand upon the banks of that river. Now the time has come to possess the land, to possess all the promises. Thus, we stand in what the scriptures declare as the day of the Lord when He shall do marvels in ushering in and manifesting His eternal dwelling place.

2 Peter 3:10-13, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements [elementary rules] will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless, we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” 

        The life-styles as we have known them are destined to pass away. The laws and governments that have ruled over the earth with its carnal political, economic, and religious systems are passing away because our God is a consuming fire. Change, in all these arenas shall take place for God’s body of people are crossing this Jordan River on dry ground to possess our inheritance. Our God is truly a great God. The kingdoms of this present-tense season are falling as God’s kingdom is approaching and is even now crossing the threshold. Truly, how great God is, even to the fulfilling of every promise and covenant.

 

 

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“Heaven is Beginning to Reign on Earth”

In the timing of God, according to that which He purposed from Himself, movements of fulfillment have been and are continuing to take place. These movements, as ordered by God, cause certain reactions to take place in both the heavens and the earth. Meaning, that a time has come, as these movements take place within the heavens, the reactions to these movements are beginning to bring forth a visible manifestation in the earth realm. For this cause and purpose, God sends forth messengers who sound out a message according to these movements. In the sounding out with a clear sound, let us take notice of Rev. 10:2 and receive understanding as to the results of God’s released message. The message is one of deliverance and authority, to now appear and take dominion according to God’s intentional purpose. “And he [God’s messengers] had in [speaking of a union and fellowship] his hand a little book [words and purpose of God] open [no longer sealed, but understanding to be given]: and he set his right foot upon [denoting a place of dignity and power, overcoming] the sea [represents the heart of the carnal church], and his left foot on the earth [represents the realm of self-will and carnality independent from God’s will, the fleshly nations]”. 

        Consideration, when given to the “little book” as mentioned above, it brings our attention to the fact that what was formally sealed and hidden from man has now been opened. When considering this book that was once sealed, attention is given to one made worthy to undo the seals. Rev. 5:1 & 5 states, “And I saw [not the mere act of looking, but the actual perception of the object shown] in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne [God’s place of divine authority] a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals [as yet closed from spiritual perfection]. …. And one of the elders said unto me, weep not: behold, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the root of David, hath prevailed [overcame] to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof”. 

        With this book, as spoken of above, being a closed or sealed book, its secrets, its mysteries remain unknown and closed to those who still abide in the old Adam man and his continuing fleshly carnal nature. Therefore, that place of spiritual perfection could not be attained because the revelation of spiritual truth and perfection was as yet still hidden to them. But, back to Revelation chapter 10, we see spiritual movements taking place and the opening of the seals continuing. This means, God’s time for heavenly movements bringing change have and are now taking place. Therefore, let us notice again the results of said movements. As the opening of the book becomes available, the revealing of hidden truth and mysteries come alive. Remember, that which God opens, no man can shut. So with the seals being broken, it reveals accountability. A people now accountable to become the expression of each opened seal. The end results speak of a people moving into a life-style of spiritual perfection, spiritual authority to establish God’s kingdom on the earth.

With those willing to receive and recognize these movements that are taking place in heaven, and with each seal remaining unsealed as each following seal is received by and within the vessel, it incorporates with the preceding one. In this progressive journey, the obedient vessel matures through each opened seal with each trumpet sounding until spiritual perfection comes. While once a mystery, God’s way to perfection is available because the pattern son, Jesus Christ, has been found worthy to release God’s spiritual perfection as each seal is revealed. This continues until its fullness is known within the receiving vessels. In this, the mysteries of God shall be finished within those receiving.

In declaring the setting of His right foot upon the sea, understand that the obedient body of Christ likewise spiritually matures to set their feet upon the sea, to be overcomers. The sea, as used here represents a group of people who live and dwell in the life-style of carnality even though many are calling themselves Christian. This speaks of a people of the world in general, those whose worldly nature consumes them, even living a life-style which is at warfare, at enmity against God. In this regard, it points to the ministry of and to the carnality that dwells within the man-made church.

Rom. 8:7-8, “Because the carnal mind [minding the things of the flesh] is enmity against God: for it is not subject to [does not submit itself to] the law [nature] of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh [live according to its lusts] cannot please God”. For this cause, spiritual movements from heaven must needs be exercised in the earth realm. When placing the foot upon the sea and the earth, it speaks of gaining and having total victory in Christ. This points to total victory over the sea and earth realm.

This word earth also points to the need for victory over the evidential conditions which the earth represents. It points to the nations, the people, as they dwell within the confines of unregenerate carnality. This speaks of the self-will having dominion over the vessel as it wars against God’s will. It speaks of man’s fleshly nature which dwells in its consuming lusts, making prisoners of the people. As a people place their feet upon the earth realm it declares a conquering people, overcomers. Therefore, once an enemy of God, but having conquered the flesh, the Christ can now be revealed in and through them. Note the transformation for this people changing from one world to another. From the god of self to the God of all creation. 1 Cor. 15:47-49, “The first man is of the earth [carnality as distinct from being spiritual] earthy [of the dust realm and its lusts]: the second man is the Lord from heaven [spiritual realm of throne-room authority]. As is the earthy such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly [celestial – spiritual realm], such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly”. 

        This reveals the divine purpose of God in transforming His people from a life-style promoted by the earthy, the dust carnal realm living without regeneration, to a people of change. A change that transforms a people into the realm of the heavenlies. Speaking of a people that are transformed by the renewing of the mind, the soul of man (this points to change in spirit, soul and body). Rom. 12:1-2, shouts out, “I beseech [to call aside with purpose] you therefore, brethren, by the mercies [compassion] of God, that you present [yield] your bodies [for a change from the dust man] a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable [well-pleasing] unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not [depending on feelings] conformed to this world [age]: but be ye transformed [to change the form] by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable [well-pleasing], and perfect [reaching the end of God’s purpose for you, completion], will [God’s desire] of God”. Herein, a people that are hearing and seeing the heavenly movements of God are yielding to His purpose. The Holy Spirit is actively enabling an obedient people to know the death, the separation from the carnal dust of the earth man, to become and live according to the order of God’s heavens. These are taking their place in God’s spiritual perfection and authority.

In this heavenly movement, a people with a Christ-like nature are being called to come forth. In the call, a need to yield to the call of transformation, they know that Christ is qualified to bring forth such a change in each yielded man. In this type of change, the Apostle Paul speaks loudly in Gal. 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ [as we abide in Him]: nevertheless, I live, yet not I [dust realm of the earth man], but the Christ lives in me [Christ nature within responds to heavens movements]: and the life which I now live in the flesh [flesh man dying in Jesus Christ] I live by the faith of the Son of God [its Christ faith – a believing in His strength and ability], who loved me, and gave Himself for me”. Note, that the transformation pointed to here is one of dying to the self-will mind-set, as Christ, through the Holy Spirit, is the one doing the transforming. Transformation does not come through the ability or strength of the dust-man. Rom. 6:5-6 states, “For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also of His resurrection. Knowing this, that our old man [fallen Adam dust-man nature] is crucified with Him, that the body of sin [the old nature which is a slave to sin] might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin [rendered inoperative]”. 

        The importance of knowing that, as heaven moves, God is sending forth the reality of bringing the order of heaven to earth. This heavenly order is one of perfection which causes activity to bring forth a response among believing people. That is, those who are hearing and seeing the movements of God’s divine throne-room order and authority, it is affecting these receiving people. Even as Job responded to the movements of God concerning his time of increase, a like-kind people are responding today.

Job 42:1-6, “Then Job answered the Lord [the creator], and said, I know that You can do everything, and that no thought can be withholden from You [God declares that He looks upon the heart, not man’s outer appearance]. Who is he that hides council without knowledge? Therefore, have I uttered that I understood not [includes todays carnal theology and good for self-will doctrines]; things to wonderful for me, which I knew not [carnal minded thoughts are without God’s true knowledge]. Hear, I beseech Thee, and I will speak; I will demand of Thee [needing an answer from God], and declare [truth] unto me. I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye sees Thee [note the change from hearing to seeing], Wherefore I abhor myself and repent [a change from carnal natural religion to a life manifesting the Christ nature] in dust and ashes [remember man in his old nature is a dust-man needing repentance while God is a consuming fire burning and leaving behind the ashes of all carnality through repentance]”. 

        Know that these movements in the heavens have a determining factor concerning the reaction within the earth realm. While man can claim to be the children of God, we must know, He is being revealed only to those who have eyes to see. 1 John 3:2, “Beloved, now are we the children of God, and it does not yet appear [not yet brought to light to and within us] what we shall be; but we know that when He shall appear [God given revelation, brought to light with spiritual understanding], we shall be like Him; for we shall see [that which is presented to be seen and that which the receiving person perceives] Him as He is”. Such promises and such a day is for this day. A people living in a time purposed by God to see and know the things of heaven. No longer citizens of the earth but now becoming the citizens of God’s heavens. Eph. 2:19, “Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God”. Because we are citizens, we now have all the rights of God’s kingdom government as its given to rule and reign in our lives. God’s Heavenly order has come to our earth and now dwells within His people, that is, a people wherein His nature is manifesting to the establishing of His kingdom on earth. What are you as an individual hearing and seeing?

Here let’s consider what John shares with us in taking necessary steps to enter into the fullness of God’s purpose. While searching out the word of God it remains very important, let us not leave out the most important and best part, a needed step. John 5:39-40 declares, “Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life; and they are they which testify [bear witness] of Me. And you will not come [do not will to come] to Me, that you might have life [the fountain of life]”. Note the greater need, to come to Him, the author of all life with a desire. That we may not only know about Him, but become one with Him in His life, with His nature manifesting through us. Thus, a receiving of God’s heavenly order which is consuming a yielded people who become the Kings and Priest of His kingdom. A kingdom order realm of people, to manifest the government of that kingdom here on earth.

 

 

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“Grace – Are You Willing to Receive?”

When mankind awakens and yields to the factual truth that God is the Master Designer and He only manifest that which is of His nature. In truly knowing God, man’s thought patterns will know a radical change. In truly knowing that the universe is God’s creation and that He, in His purposeful creation plan, also supplied redemption for believers to become vessels of His new creation. Before man was enabled to believe and be converted, man’s lives had no rhyme or reason. But, by receiving His available conversion, God brings to man balance, symmetry and order.

Eph. 2:8-10 shouts out this truth, “for by grace you have been saved through [denotes any means of which an action passes to its accomplishment] faith [a living, divinely implanted principle], and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship [handiwork, refers to the new creation], created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them [the good works of Christ].

“Grace”, as used in the above scripture, is a noun meaning, free undeserved favor, a pleasure, acceptable, benefit, gift, gracious and joy. It also points to beauty of form or appearance. In this, salvation, as it comes from God and as received by man, speaks of a free gift by God’s grace and does not come just by praying, believing, obeying and consecration only. This means, that God’s favor does not come to us by what we do, but is a free gift that results by man being willing to receive His grace. This means a need for understanding that man must come to the end of himself and his own ability. Man must see that he cannot help himself. Man must see clearly that by ending dependency upon self opens God’s grace to be received in a full measure.

Grace, God’s purposed plan for forgiveness toward the fallen man, works, first of all when man recognizes that his unworthiness is the beginning of God’s forgiveness. Eph. 1:7 states, “In Him [Jesus Christ] we have redemption through the blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace”. “Redemption” speaks of a release secured by the payment of a ransom, deliverance and a sitting free. This word designates deliverance through Christ from evil and the penalty of sin. The price paid to purchase that liberation was His shed blood. “Forgiveness” as used is also the word “remission”, which means to send away. A release from bondage or imprisonment, and a dismissal. This is the means of canceling out all judgment, punishment, obligation or debt. In this attribute of God, He stands in the place of forgetting every sin. Know that forgetting is an attribute of God’s Divine mind-set. It is this mind-set that is foreign to the carnal man. Carnality is a defect that dwells within the human mind.

Psalms 103:11-12 declares, “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great [hath prevailed] is God’s mercy toward those who fear [revere] Him; As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions [rebellion] from us”. As grace is received, its ability to restore is based upon man’s willingness to have his self-life removed while living in obedience to the Father of grace. Isaiah 44:22, “I [God] have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, and like a cloud, your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you”. “Return” is from the Hebrew word “restore”. This is a word meaning, to turn back, reverse. The usual sense of the word is to go back to the point of departure. Meanwhile, in a spiritual sense its meaning is to repent and turn away from one’s sin or rebellion toward God’s available redemption.

“Forgiveness” from God concerning man’s committed sins means much more than just forgiving past sins committed. The forgiveness of past sins, while they are forgiven, this also points to a new relationship coming from God through Christ. In this sense, the one forgiven begins a new regeneration progressive walk of sanctification until the full measure of the stature of Christ is formed from within. Eph. 4:13-15, “till we all come to the unity of the faith [doctrines of Christ] and of knowledge [full or perfect knowledge] of the Son of God, to a perfect [full grown spiritual man] man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ”. 

        This word “craftiness” reveals clearly the measures the adversary uses to deceive the saints. A word meaning “versatile cleverness, astute dishonesty, sophisticated cunning, unscrupulous conduct, evil treachery, deceptive scheming, arrogant shrewdness, and sly arrogance”. This also refers to the time when Satan deceived Eve. This also points to the time the Pharisees tried to trick Jesus. It includes the deceptiveness of false teachers and the self-entrapment of the worldly wise. In all this, Gods desire for man is to, by the infilling of the Holy Spirit, impart proper methods in presenting the gospel to the world. That is, to become the word manifesting the nature of Christ to the world.

2 Cor. 9:8 assures God’s people concerning His grace, that is, when received and appropriated, grace is able or mighty within the receiving saints to reveal Christ to the world, “And God is able [mighty] to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency [contentment] in all things, may have an abundance for every good work”. Note, that grace may “abound”, a word showing the generosity of God’s grace. This gives assurance that the faithful use of one’s talents and gifts, when spirit led, enables each vessel to mature into God’s purposed level of spiritual maturity. Abound means to move in excess, to greatly surpass and excel. This excellence does not point to man’s level of liberty from a fleshly stand-point. Note that “good” as it is of God and from God is for the manifestation of His nature. This “good” includes both the physical and moral senses that each may manifest the benefits of Christ. This “good” is also used of persons, things, acts and conditions as they come from God.

Herein, a vessel by and in God’s grace can become a light for Christ within this world. Understand that Christ, the seed sent forth from God, is a seed to be planted within each receiving individual spirit to become that light. Remember the law of the seed as instituted by God in the beginning, “let every seed bring forth after its own kind”. It is this law of the seed that was within Jesus that He might bring forth after His kind. A people, a many member body, manifesting a Christ nature even as God’s first-born Son, Jesus Christ.

Matt. 5:14-16, “You are the light [absolute] of the world [as created, ordered and arranged, also describes a system alienated from and opposed to God]. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven”. Herein, God’s people, as the light whom God chooses and uses to lighten up the alienated world, are to receive His grace and allow it to mature them spiritually into the form of His light. Speaking, that we are to manifest the Christ nature within a darkened world that God’s kingdom might be established on earth.

Yes, a Christ-like people, receiving from God His light and life. Herein His grace, received and appropriated, matures this people into the supernatural realms of God. A people maturing in His grace which doesn’t have an end. Pointing to a people living humbly before their God. In this, God’s overflowing has no limits and we have been invited to grow increasingly in His grace. 2 Peter 3:14-15, “Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent [eager, make haste, be zealous] to be found by Him in peace, without spot, and blameless; and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; as also our beloved brother Paul according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you. 

        “Be diligent” is a word meaning action. It includes thinking and acting, planning and producing. Diligent sees the need and does something about it. This word covers inception, action, and a follow through. In this, Jesus Christ was willing to provide salvation for man by grace through longsuffering. Herein rest the fruit of the Spirit which, as a person excepts God’s grace, they stand as a person who has the power of restraint. One who allows God’s grace to work the work of sanctification until Christ fullness manifests.

2 Peter 3:16-18, in using the Apostle Paul and his writings to encourage the rest of the people of God declares, “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the scriptures. You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware [be on your guard] lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savor Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen”. In looking at the word “error” above, God would delight in imparting understanding of His grace and its powerful work to purify the receiving vessel. “Error”, a word originally meaning a wondering. It likewise denotes a going astray, living in rebellion. In straying, it is always used in respect to morals and doctrine.

Yes, the greatest gift from God, which includes Jesus dying on the cross for man’s salvation, is God providing for man His grace. In this, man must allow the Holy Spirit His right to restrain a people from using “grace” as a license to promote loose morals and deceiving doctrines. In This, steadfastness encourages the lover of God’s ways to live a life separated from the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. Grace, when rightly appropriated, brings deliverance from all things concerning the sin-nature. In this, God restores man back into His original intent for created man. That is, a creation birthed into His likeness and image. A creation manifesting a Christ nature liken unto Jesus Christ, the first born Son of God. In this, let us give thanks for God grace and appropriate all that grace enables us to receive. Grace, are you willing to become a receiver and know its fulfillment? In this, God delivers, sets free and matures the man to manifest the grace and nature of God.

 

 

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