“Christ, the Mercy Seat”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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“Canaan – Our Land of Promise”

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

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

In the above stated promise that God had spoken to Abram, we should take note that God also made provision to enable them to fulfill such a promise. Again, note that the natural kingdom which they became, was but the beginning of the fulfillment of said promises for a greater purpose. Even as scripture declares, “first the natural, and then the spiritual”, this declaration gives an understanding that whatsoever God begins in His natural people there would be a greater fulfillment in the spiritual realms. Therefore, this land called Canaan, a natural land known today as Israel, is but the natural land that points to a far greater land, a greater fulfillment. Abram, receiving a natural kingdom ruled over by God given natural laws is but a beginning.

History also reveals that the natural order of the flesh man could never obey the laws of God’s nature. Why? Could it be because the natural fleshly man is a man with a “fallen nature”, the results of the first Adams fall in the Garden of Eden? This speaks to us that humanity, fallen from his God ordained place, now lives far beneath that for which God ordained for him. This also indicates that man must move from the natural order of life-styles into that which is of a spiritual order of life. Knowing that man had his beginning in the spirit realm, before the fall, he now needs to be restored back into that purposed place in God. This is the land or life-style of God’s original purpose, which is a purpose that has never changed.

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

Remember that the house of Israel, the natural seed of Abraham were a people of the law. Scripture reveals for us that the law makes nothing perfect, but it always produces death. This death is the fruit of the natural flesh man’s fallen nature and produces a man subject to the carnal mind, one that is always at enmity against God. Rom. 8:6-8, “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God”.

Therefore, our understanding has become knowledgeable to this truth. Just as the children of Israel became a people of rebellion and bondage, likewise the church, the Christian community of today. These groups have and are reverting back to that law of death, the carnal mind that submits to and obeys the desires of the flesh. Herein they become prisoners as they stand in a state of rebellion. Did not Christ come to fulfill the law of death and institute a new covenant? This covenant speaks of a nature that fills the man in becoming one with Christ likeness.

Hear and know church, the rebellion that scattered the children of Israel into all its forms of bondage, is it not likewise affecting the church today? Rebellion is causing a people to be a people who have a form of godliness but they are denying Gods changing power. That is, these humanistic, flesh feeding psychological sermons, with their purpose driven principles, are being preached over many of the pulpits today. These are denying and stealing from the people the power of a God who alone can bring lasting victory through change. In this, the church, like the children of Israel has a charge against them. This church has also forsaken the life of God made available through the cross (Passover feast) and the indwelling Holy Spirit (feast of Pentecost). That is to say, they have rejected the Holy Spirits power and have mingled their mindsets with the carnality of the fallen world.

Psalms 106:34-39 states, “They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the Lord commanded them: but they mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, and shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions”. Strong words, but words given to awaken and bring to today’s church a reminder even as God forewarned the Israelites concerning the nations that inhabited the land of God’s promise. Scriptures that speak to a natural nation but now words that also applies to the spiritual house of Abraham, the Christian community.

Likewise, among today’s church, God declares an expressed warning concerning the land that God speaks His promises too. This land, foremost and above all else is the land of man’s whole being, his spirit, his soul and his body, the land man must conquer first. In taking the land called self, God declares that in obedience to Him we can possess the whole of the land. Speaking of a restoration in our spirit, our soul and our body.

Deut. 7:1-5 states, “When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whether thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou; and when the Lord thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them: neither shalt thou make marriages with them, thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For they will turn away thy son from following me that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly. But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire”.

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

What about the stand that is taken by most of the Christian community today? Is not the church called to be the spiritual seed of Abraham? With the same forewarning applying to his spiritual seed, what has been their stand? With the world controlled by men of a fallen nature, the church is to be separate from that nature; but they have likewise married the mind-sets of these fallen men. They, in these marriages, have forsaken their union with God of the spiritual heavenly realms to pursue the mind-sets of carnal minded men. That is to say, if it brings what appears to be successful results among the world’s empires, let us bring it into the church, the called to be spiritual house of God. At the expense of forsaking the leading of the Holy Spirit in all things, these ministers of rebellion, institute before the people marriages of deceitful doctrines of humanism and psychological self-helps. That is, with their purpose driven mind-sets they are replacing God with the idols of this worlds knowledge and its carnal mind-set.

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

In this, the above scripture, we see the fruits of the natural minded man who rejects any spiritual inspiration as it comes by the Holy Spirit Which God sent to led them. Herein man, in marrying the inhabitants of the land, they have rejected God for their own carnal doctrines and traditions, marrying the offspring of strangers (carnal mind-sets), over that which God would lead them in. That is, through the Holy Spirits leading they could be exalted above the kingdoms of this world. They could have become a kingdom wherein the nations of the world, those around them, would come to them and learn God’s ways because they could see the ways of God manifesting through those who resurrect into Christ nature.

However, the church, the spiritual house of God has, like the children of Israel, chosen to pursue their own ways and the ways of the world about them. They have incorporated the ways of the world into their gatherings, in hope of becoming successful in their own works. 1 Cor. 5:6-8 reveal what a little leaven will do, “Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: therefore, let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth”.

What about you, are you willing to approach God standing only on the works of Jesus our Passover? That is, to come before Him in sincerity and truth? In this, we must be willing to cross over our Jordan River to enter the promises of God. That is to say, are we willing to face the giants that dwell in our land? To face the character flaws incorporated into our lives, that which makes up the carnal nature. Let us remember that we now have the word of the Lord that we can trust.

Deut. 9:1-3, “Hear, O Israel: thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven, a people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, who can stand before the children of Anak! Understand therefore this day, that the Lord thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire He shall destroy them, and He shall bring them down before thy face: so shall thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the Lord hath said unto thee”. You and I of today face these same giants, the sons of Anak, the seven nations that occupy our land, our bodies, our mental make-up, our mind-set and our character. Therefore, let us know our enemies and put them to flight; let us slay them in the fulfillment of the work of Jesus Christ who has gone before us. Note a brief description of these our enemies:

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

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

 

 

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“But – God’s Pure Language”

Zephaniah, whose name from the Hebrew means, “Hidden of Jehovah”, is a name that points to a truth that God hides from the eyes of carnal man’s understanding until revelation comes by the Holy Spirit. Zephaniah was a contemporary of Jeremiah during a time of revival when King Josiah was reigning. However, while the King was incorporating the law and the rebuilding of Gods legal order ministered to these children of Israel, their moral state remained unchanged. This also points forward to a people of today who are hearing about certain spiritual laws and ways of God’s as they are revealed. Seemingly, while revelation is given, they are not changing to become the revelation. Most of the people remained satisfied with the status quo; therefore, any revival experienced never completes its real purpose. Israel’s moral character, their mind-set, continued to override any change of nature. Lack of change brings forth a stronger bondage that finally leads them into further captivity. Like Israel. captives of another nation or order (another way of life). Likewise, this same type of rebellion exists among the Christian community of today.

Meanwhile, as always, God has for Himself a victorious people. This speaks of His people who separate themselves from those of a rebellious nature to seek only the ways of God. In this, God says to this people, Zeph. 1:7 Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God: for the day of the Lord is at hand: for the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice [looking forward to Jesus Christ], he hath bid [separated, sanctified] his guest. And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord’s sacrifice, that I will punish the princes [deceiving leaders] and the king’s children [rebellious ones], and all such as are clothed with strange apparel [those not putting on the Christ nature].

“Strange apparel” speaks loudly to us as it points to the character of the man as he remains separated from God’s nature and ways. Therefore, man’s character remains unlike Christ. This means that all, which comes from within the man, reveals the condition of his soul. Meanwhile God’s desire is that His kingdom laws, His nature, would rest within and come forth from within the man. This speaks that man’s character, typed as apparel, will manifest the nature of Christ from within the man. Thus, any other nature yielded to and manifesting from within becomes “strange apparel” in God’s eyes.

When the children of Israel rebelled against God’s law, they became a people stripped of God’s ways of living, which is to dress in another order. Proverbs 21:8 declares, The way of man is forward and strange: but as for the pure [those walking in God’s ways], his work is right”. Likewise, the Christian community of today, they have fallen from the lofty place of God’s choosing. She, the church is called to present herself unto the bridegroom as a pure bride but is finding herself in the place wherein “strange apparel” is her dress. This God has warned creation about in declaring that He is coming only after a bride that is dressed in clean pure garments. Eph. 5:27, That He [Christ] might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish”.

God, who is omniscient, foresaw that His enemy had but one desire, which is to attack and defeat His church. In this, God has sent His Word to the church that it might become its wall of protection. His Word, when received becomes a spiritual wall to keep the church from the stains of filthy garments, which is “strange apparel” in God’s eyes. Heb. 13:9a, “Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines …What are the spots that Christ speaks of in Eph. 5:27 above? (Read 2 Peter 2:1-22) noting verse 13 and 14, And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceiving’s while they feast with you: having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls; a heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:”.

However, God has for Himself a people of a “pure language”, a remnant that have yielded to any and all necessary changes as they pursue a purpose that has but one desire. That purpose, without compromise, is to allow God freedom to become the complete Lord over their lives. These have a knowing that from before the foundation of this world they, purposed by God, would become His sons. Sons birthed from the church as a first- fruits people to become the visible expression of our invisible Father. Unto these, God has spoken His promises, promises that have continued down through the ages of time until coming to the “last of the last days”. This means that all the promises given to the saints of old are no longer a-far off, but have come to the time of their fulfillment.

In this light of understanding let us consider Heb. 11:13-16, These [the old saints] all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth [what about you?]. For they that say such things [those not citizens of this present world] declare plainly that they seek a country [country – from a root word meaning “Father”, a fatherland]. And truly, if they had been mindful [able to exercise memory, recollect] of that country from whence they came out (to issue out), they might have had opportunity to have returned [to turn back]. But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God [is Christ’ nature becoming your nature?]: for he hath prepared for them a city [the city is the true people of God]”.

The condition of the heart, the soul of the man, during the time of any superficial revival always remains the same. Though many acts and works of the flesh continue, the inward man will remain unchanged. Man’s falling away or remaining away, during any superficial revival, disannuls any opportunity for change. Note the condition in Zeph. 1:12, And it shall come to pass at that time that I will search Jerusalem [Christian community] with lamps, and punish the men who are settled in complacency [conformed or hardened in their evil habits]; who say in their heart, the Lord will not do good, nor will He do evil”. In this, man continues in his downward slide, staying in or reverting to following his own desires at the expense of forsaking God’s ways. Zeph. 1:13, Therefore their goods shall become booty, and their houses [body, soul, spirit] a desolation; they shall build houses [their carnal fruit and offspring], but not inhabit [receive Godly benefits for them] them; they shall plant vineyards [mind-sets], but not drink their wine [not receive Christ life]”.

Are we not seeing among the Christian community of today the same results? The world is seeing the church today as a people who are ritualistic in their activities, individually and collectively, but without any of the power that comes with God’s presence. This speaks of a people whose forms and fashions are but a time of entertainment for self-satisfaction, but meanwhile producing no spiritual benefit for the people. In this, God is not pleased with these conditions. Therefore, man should give much thought to this question, what season, what time, what day of God are we in?

Zeph. 1:14-18, The great day of the Lord is near, it is near and hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the Lord is bitter, these the mighty men shall cry out. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of devastation and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of trumpet and alarm against the fortified cities and against the high towers [denominational walls and various groups of prisoners versus freedom in God’s city]. I will bring distress upon men that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord; their blood shall be poured out like dust and their flesh like refuse. Neither their silver nor their gold [perverted prosperity message] shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of His jealousy. For He will make speedy riddance of all those who dwell in the land”.

Conditions, conditions, and more conditions exist that are adverse to the word of God and His purpose. Therefore, the cries of the Lord sounding throughout the land today are very much like among these backslidden children of Israel. Even as God spoke then He is also speaking today. Zeph. 2:1-3, Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together O undesirable nation, before the degree is issued, or the day passes like chaff, before the Lord’s fierce anger comes upon you, before the day of the Lord’s anger comes upon you! Seek the Lord all you meek of the earth, who uphold His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger”. Do you stand around trying to second-guess God’s Word as given or are you one with a humble obedient nature?

Among this darkness, a light does shine. There is a remnant of hearing people who have heard and believe in the promises of God. Though the whole world is bloated with the poisons of iniquity, a people like Noah are standing as preachers of righteousness to declare and become the light and knowledge of the Lord that shall cover the earth. These, the results of manifested change shall stand as true witnesses of God’s nature, His Spirit and His Word. These have heard the sound of change. They have yielded to Him to become the visible expression of an invisible God. Note God’s declaration of Zeph. 3:8-9 as His cleansing power washes away all poisons to manifest His perfect nature throughout creation. Therefore wait for Me, says the Lord, until the day I rise up for plunder; my determination is to gather the nations to my assembly of kingdoms, to pour on them my indignation, all my fierce anger; all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. For then I will restore to the people a pure language. That they all may call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord”.

What is a “pure language”? For all peoples to speak the same language does not make it pure. For all to have the same doctrinal belief does not make it true. To be influential over many groups of people does not make that language in agreement with God. Education from the greatest universities does not teach us this pure language. All that carnal man has done or shall try to do will not result in man serving God in one accord. What is it that God declares when He states He will restore to a people a “pure language”? God’s word declares that the carnal mind is enmity against God and not subject to Him; therefore, change into a “pure language” speaks of a needed change in man’s ability to think and know. With the mind being a part of man’s soul, a changing of the mind points to and speaks of a necessary change within the soul of man. What is man’s soul? It is the life of man’s mind, his will, his emotions, and his desires. These areas within the perverted sinful soul in all its ways is at enmity against God. It is the product of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that opposes the tree of life. Therefore, the fallen soul stands against the entire nature of God.

With fallen man’s nature manifesting from the soul, this speaks that no man, rather good or evil in man’s sight, manifest God’s nature because of being a fallen vessel. Therefore, a needed change becomes necessary as the man comes to the cross of Christ. The working of the cross progresses onward, through the seven steps of sanctification until dying totally to the fallen nature. These seven steps resurrect the man into God’s new creation nature that speaks of living in the presence of God’s throne-room authority. These seven necessary steps for man are:

  1. The brazen alter – speaks of accepting Christ sacrifice on the cross.
  2. The brass laver – speaks of the washing of God’s Word that cleanses, ushering man into the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
  3. The golden candlestick – is the enlightening of the Holy Spirit, with revelation as He continually baptizes the receiver with the Holy Spirit.
  4. The table of shewbread – speaks of eating the Word of God to bring change within the man. This will change man from yielding to the carnal mind to manifesting the spiritual mind, God’s divine government.
  5. The altar of incense – with the sprinkling of Christ’ blood upon this altar, which, overlaid with gold, speaks of the final death to the old man, to ascend as sweet smelling incense before the Father. This ascension takes place as the altar moves into the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement. This, the man as a moving altar, no longer lives under the dictates of a carnal, sinful fleshly mind and nature but now lives before God’s throne.
  6. The mercy seat – also sprinkled with Christ blood with man birthed into God’s throne-room authority. He now stands before God face to face. These only do Gods bidding because they now have the nature of Christ complete.
  7. The Ark of the Covenant – God’s new creation man that now has God living and dwelling in them as they tabernacle in God. This is God’s eternal purpose, that is God in man and man in God (read 17th chapter of John).

Here is God’s purpose from the beginning, a new creation people who know the changes of God’s seven-steps (completion, purification) of sanctification. This people become those who speak God’s “pure language”, who manifest His nature. These go forth to establish the Kingdom of God as His new heaven and earth come forth into manifestation. The whole of our present-tense world has come to a place wherein it is asking, “Is there any hope?” Know that the trumpets of God have and are sounding out and God’s “pure language” is appearing. While evil abounds, God’s “pure language” shall appear to manifest itself as His new creation people. A people made into His likeness and image.

 

 

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“Books and Seals – Opened”

Consideration must be given concerning just what does it mean when God declares that the kingdom of God is within you? John 18:36 says, Jesus answered, my kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, my servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now my kingdom is not from here.” This word “world” originally had the meaning of “orderly arrangement, adorning, beauty, symmetry and the regularity of the world order.” But now it’s a word used more in light of “the earth contrasted from heaven and points to the secular world.” In the New Testament, “world” describes “a worldly system alienated from and opposed to God, lying in the power of the Evil one.”

With the kingdoms of this world identified as the product of the carnal man in his fallen state, we should understand that carnality flows out from the soul of the fallen man. Fallen man manifests and births a mind-set that separates him from God, which separates him from light and life. Fallen man, in his separation from God, stands apart from all that involves the kingdom of God. However, unto those who have received the sacrifice offered, Jesus Christ, they receive benefits from God’s heaven. Scripture declares that the kingdom of God is within the receiving 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 nor will they say, see here! Or see there! For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you. This speaks to man of full salvation that brings forth a restored relationship with God. This points to the full potential for His kingdom ruling “within us” as we walk with Him. The Holy Spirit alone causes the anointing of Christ the Messiah to live within us. Therefore, on these terms only, the receiver can say, the kingdom of God is within.

Because carnal man has received teaching and instructions in his maturing processes through the avenues of a fallen world, what man is and what comes from within him, the mind, the will, the emotions and the desires, separate him and his ways from God’s kingdom. God’s kingdom, separated from the world, is that which God calls heaven wherein He dwells in all His glory. When God comes to dwell within the repentant and receiving man, the heavenlies of God, His kingdom comes to abide within. This opens the door into man’s soul to become the sanctified saints through the progressive sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. This progressive changing of the man occurs as the Lamb of God gradually opens unto him the seven seals. This Lamb of God brings redemption to the vessel, a time of restoration and restitution. That which God is within the man is a sealed book until Christ opens the seals. For this cause, the world has not yet seen the real saints of God as they really are. In many cases, the saints themselves have not yet seen the Christ fully enough to become like Him.

As the Holy Spirit moves within a people, He progressively opens one seal at a time until the whole of God’s kingdom from within is manifest, as they become the people who reign with Him. Rev. 5:1 & 9-10, And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne [the throne within receiving man] a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. … And they sang a new song, saying: you are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth”.

When pointing to a people that are sealed, it is speaking of a closed-up people, hidden until the time of their loosening. Then being opened up to reveal and manifest what was sealed and closed within. Scripture speaks to us of such a sealed people, who receiving the salvation supplied by Jesus Christ, they become these unsealed redeemed ones manifesting God’s kingdom. Eph. 1:13-14, In Him you also trusted, after you heard the world of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory”.

Therefore, that which is sealed is a scroll or the book that contains the heavens of God within His people. These heavens are included in the realm of the Spirit where all things of God exist. Concerning the heaven that dwells within the inner man who has received the salvation of God, it affects the mind, the will, the emotions, and the desires of the soul. Likewise, within the man there dwells the book of Life, which is the Life of God restored by the breath of God, which is the Holy Spirit that purchases and restores. In considering the act of redemption, it speaks of deliverance through Christ from evil and the penalty of sin. The price to purchase us from sin, to progressively liberate us from the sin nature, was and is only by Jesus’ blood that He shed.

Made available to humanity is salvation that man might go beyond the carnal realm, which is a going beyond living after the flesh realm. This salvation awakens man to the fact that in Christ, we are no longer in bondage to flesh but we are to be spirit led. With the heavens of God dwelling within, the invitation given to man is to ascend into those same heavens, into the spirit of God, and His kingdom. When Jesus spoke to Mary concerning His Ascension He shares with her as spoken in John 20:17. Jesus said to her, do not cling to me [let go of the flesh man that the spiritual indwelling can take place] for I have not yet ascended to my Father [from the visible physical realm to the invisible spiritual realm within] but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God [His dwelling place within becomes our dwelling place]”. Therefore, Jesus Christ, in His ascension, was ascending deeper and deeper into the realm of the spirit, the kingdom of God purposed to dwell within.

With the kingdom of God within, the statement, concerning the seven seals upon the book speaks to us of “completion, fullness, and perfection.” Therefore, as the seals open up from within the vessel, it progressively brings forth a revealing of completeness, fullness, and perfection. He who awakens the kingdom of God within is the spirit of the Lamb of Christ, as the book of Revelation reveals. Only He can open each seal. (Read again Rev. 5:9-10). As this Lamb nature, through the power of the Holy Spirit, resurrects the fallen soul, the nature of Christ begins to flow from within the vessel. 1 Cor. 6:17, But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” The man, being one spirit with the Lord points to and types the union between a man and his wife, likened to the union between Christ and His church. At salvation, as we separate from the realm of the flesh, we become vessels now quickened and made alive to the Spirit within. The meaning of this quickening is that the Holy Spirit within our spirit progressively resurrects the soul and then the body into the realm of the heavenlies, the kingdom of God.

Acts 3:17-21, Yet now brethren, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He was thus fulfilled [Jesus suffering, death, and resurrection has been accomplished]. Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out [enjoy the refreshing that comes from God’s presence within], so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom the heavens [invisible realm] 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”.

It is very important to see that sinful, fallen man had lost all claims to his earlier privilege of rulership under God. Let us remember that restoration alone is the grounds upon which all God’s kingdom privileges and power rest. In restoration, man may again exercise such spiritual ministry with delegated authority concerning rulership. The cross is the sole hope and means for full reinstatement to relationship with God and rulership under Him. That is, to reign in life. Rom. 5:17, For if by the one man’s offense death reined through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life [resurrected living soul] through the One, Jesus Christ.”

The heavens (within our spirits) retain Christ until the time of restoration. Restoration speaks of restitution, which is our re-establishment from a state of ruin. Through the restoration process, God releases Christ from within. Christ, the anointed one, is released to function from within the soul (mind, will, emotion, and desires) and out through the body to become a visible manifestation of an invisible God. This speaks of returning to the original authority of Eden, which is a type of the throne-room of God, the Holy of Holies in the tabernacle. In this releasing, God is coming as a “thief” to steal away man’s doctrines of darkness, carnality, and self. 1 Thess. 5:1-5, But concerning the times and seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, peace and safety! Then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.”

With the day of the Lord being our day, the Lord in our lives is taking away the gods of the flesh. These gods of the flesh are the gods of good and evil, the life of the fallen soul. In taking away this god, the God of creation makes us one in Him. The greater truth is that God comes to man’s house (that which men are – their life-style) that He might build His house (His nature manifesting from within). Therefore, an opening is among the people. While most of the Christian community is rejecting His coming to dwell within them, nevertheless He continues to come, desiring to open up the books and the seven seals of perfection and completion. 1 Thess. 5:9, “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Heaven and God’s kingdom is within, hidden away until the lamb opens the seals which releases the invisible God from within. This release reveals the Christ (head and His many member body) to the entire world. Yes, the elect of God is even now coming forth to express Christ in the earth.

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“Birthed into His Presence”

The seventh month had arrived and among the children of Israel, a change was beginning to take place. All the activities of a normal day of life were changing as a new sound began coming forth to affect them. Suddenly, “trumpets” began to sound out that a time had arrived for them to become a holy convocation before God. This speaks of doing no customary work of the normal day, but to offer up an offering consumed by fire, unto the Lord. The blowing of this trumpet was a memorial that was to take place once every year. However, we should also note that something different would also happen after each forty-nine-year cycle, when on the fiftieth year another increased event would take place.

This increased event, coming ten days later in the same month on the fiftieth year, following the “sounding of trumpets”, was another special day called the Day of Atonement. This day was also a day when the normal day’s activities were set aside for not only a Sabbath day, but also a call that was to affect the souls of men. Here they were invited to humble themselves before God and worship Him alone. This, God’s “Day of Atonement” speaks of a time of reconciliation for the guilty by divine intervention and sacrifice. God commanded this feast for the purpose of divine forgiveness and restoration, the results of the sacrifice given.

While the children of Israel were to respond and participate in these yearly feasts, with ever seventh year being a year of Sabbath rest, another certain day was coming which would surpass all the other seventh year Day of Atonement. Again, as with the other forty-nine yearly Day of Atonement the trumpet would sound throughout the land, but now the blowing of the trumpets would sound out on the tenth day of the seventh month during this fiftieth year. Every vessel throughout the land of Israel would begin to hear this sound has they responded with joy knowing that a sound of liberty had come for all the needing inhabitants. This was a day of excitement, because the trumpets proclamation of liberty was to those who had lost their inheritance, with many becoming servants or slaves somewhere during the prior forty-nine-year period, mostly because of indebtedness and other reasons. This particular trumpet also meant that a people would be returning to their inherited lands, that which had been lost was now to be returned to them, which means a returning of the land (pointing to a time of resurrection) back to its original purpose.

Lev. 25:9-10 & 13, “Then you shall cause the trumpet of Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you: and each of you shall return to his possessions, and each of you shall return to his family. … In this year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possessions”. This is speaking to us and pointing us to a time when all that man lost, because of man’s fall all the way back to Adam, is to be repossessed. This includes liberty to those enslaved with all property restored to the original owner. Included is the remitting of all debt to the indebted and rest was restored to the land. In all this, it is important for us to see clearly that this Year of Jubilee, the Day of Atonement, is but a figure of the mission of Christ, His head with His body that consist of many members.

God’s chosen priesthood ministry, as revealed through Jesus Christ, is to have its complete fulfillment in the completed Christ. The Christ which includes Jesus the Head with His many member body. Thus, a revealed understanding is given that a season of Jubilee is again sounding out for that purpose. This sounding out, even as proclaimed in Isa. 61:1-3, is pointing to a many member Christ, anointed for its complete fulfillment. “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified”.

In this, Jesus Christ became the head of His body, which now is to include a body of people consisting of many members. These many members shall likewise follow Him into that holy priesthood of God. This people are the chosen of God and they are to become His light in the world. 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”.

Let us now consider the chain of events that take place involving the High Priest on this Day of Atonement. (Read Heb. 9:1-7). We need to see the importance of that piece of furniture in the holy place called the Altar of Incense. This Altar of Incense (the golden censer) is the article of transition, the piece of furniture that is taken from the Holy place into the Holy of Holies of the tabernacle. This is pointing to an overcoming company of sons who shall enter in corporately with Jesus our High Priest as this altar (the censer) moves beyond the veil. This moving altar is the fulfillment of the Day of Atonement, which is drawing near and is even now upon us. Here we speak of a time of complete restoration and the birthing of God’s man-child, the results of the year of Jubilee. This birthing involves a maturing process that begins in the Outer court, then a sanctification through the Holy place realm. Then, to finally know a complete birthing into the presence of God. This is a birthing, a standing in God’s Holy of Holies, His throne-room. Herein this overcoming people stand in the throne room authority of God to receive from Him the fullness of their inheritance and to know the reality of the Feast of Tabernacles.

Is this the reason that creation groans today? Are not these many sons of God even now hearing the trumpet sounding out their year of Jubilee Atonement wherein a birthing is taking place unto its completeness? Rom. 8:18-23, “For I consider that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly awaits the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope [the Holy place is that realm of hope], because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body”.

In all these things, the trumpets, the moving of the Altar of Incense (golden censer) and the standing before God in the Holy of Holies is drawing for us a picture of the complete fulfillment of God’s spiritual Day of Atonement and the Year of Jubilee, birthing a people into the Feast of Tabernacles. Let’s now consider the fact that Jesus Christ, the head of Christ’ many member body, has become the fulfiller of all these events. In fulfilling these events, He now sets with God in His throne room authority releasing the fulfillment of these events in and throughout His body (the Feast of Tabernacles). Thus, we have times and seasons established by God for such fulfillment. Where are we, God’s people now and what season are we in? While the Children of Israel followed and became the expression of these natural events, and with the church having received His divine order for the spiritual expression, that is those who have receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit for sanctification, what is next?

Could it not be said, that the true church is likened unto a spiritual womb and has, in union with Christ in the holy place, became pregnant and is now being brought to a time of delivery? With this being a truth, the true church is now in the season for her delivery. It is now time for her man-child, as revealed in Rev. twelfth chapter, to know its birthing. This birthing shall change the course of this world and all upon it.

God’s Year of Jubilee is the season that is again come upon us. This speaks that trumpets are beginning to sound as a people, those hearing these sounding trumpets, are responding to fulfill this event. This means for us that God’s first-fruits are becoming the fulfilled expression of this Altar of Incense. This has the meaning for us in that these first-fruits are now making the final sacrifice needed to birth such a man-child. These, freely positioned upon the altar, much like Abraham’s son Isaac, to remove the old fallen nature and move totally into the nature of the risen Christ. That is, the sacrifice that God supplies in our place, the lamb slain before the foundation of the world, has been totally accepted by God and is being fulfilled in Christ many member body.

With the trumpets now sounding throughout the earth, the Altar of Incense is now moving. Along with the High Priest, Jesus Christ, this Altar of Incense birthing moves them into the Holy of Holies, into the presence of the Almighty God. This same first-fruits company, those who have willingly died to self upon the Altar of Incense are birthed into God’s presence. This is speaking of a spiritual moving into a new dimension with God as these now stand in God’s throne room authority. A people with the nature of Christ because of resurrection’s power that replaces the fallen nature of Adam. The Christ nature in this new creation is now to minister and establish the kingdom of God unto all the earth.

The outcome of this throne room authority means that the kingdom of Babylon, which has established itself throughout the earth, is to know destruction. Who and what are these modern day Babylonian kingdoms. They are the political, economic and carnal religious kingdoms that seek to rule over all the earth. However, because of the ministry of these man-child authorities, the throne room of God dwellers, Babylon and all it is shall fall. Rev. 18:2-5, “And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury. And I heard another voice from heaven saying, come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities”.

The Day of Atonement and year of Jubilee has come and a sounding out of the trumpets is blowing throughout the land. Unto those who are hearing and responding to this trumpet sound, a movement is taking place. This is a movement into another realm of God, which declares and manifest that a birthing has taking place. Now this man-child, birthed unto God, moves by the Spirit into the presence of God. Herein, in God’s presence, this new creation man is becoming a people who now dwell in God’s throne room authority, which is a moving from one dimension of God into another. These are not being removed from the sight of man, but rather they are manifesting the fullness of God’s nature upon earth.

In this, they establish the kingdom of God as the Christ and His body is to now rule over all the earth. Now is the season for His appearance, as the Christ appears in and through His body of people. Unto this, we say again, a birthing into God’s presence is now come. Thus, a loud declaration is coming forth, come forth you sons come forth. 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 [Holy place], even we ourselves groan within ourselves eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our bodies [moving into the Holy of Holies]”. A people birthed into His throne-room presence, His kings and priest.

 

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“Being of Spiritual Value – A Measuring Rod”

Eph. 4:13-15, “Till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head, Christ”.

What is it that God expects from His church of today? God’s purpose from the beginning was, and continues to be, is to create for Himself the perfect man. With the time and season we find ourselves in now, with many seasons having already come and gone, the season of perfection is now upon God’s creation. “The perfect man” as stated above, with the word “perfect” stating “God’s level of spiritual value”. This word has the meaning of and refers to “that which has reached an end, that is, finished, complete, and perfect. Concerning God’s people, it signifies consummate (complete and perfect) soundness, a being made whole, coming into maturity”. Therefore, it speaks of being complete as to that which manifests God’s true spiritual values and purpose.

In this, God’s values and purpose, we need to consider, what was and continues to be the purpose of God’s entity called the church? What is it that God purposed for its birthing and what is to be its fruits? While the visible church, as the world looks upon it during our day and time, is a people who have seemingly become a powerless group. This church is mostly become a group that expresses a mind-set that has melded itself into the mind-set that comes forth from the carnal minded dictators that rule the world (political, economic and religious) in general. The coming forth of this type of mind-set is that which has become the educator for most of today’s ministers. These mostly promote numerical growth without maintaining any degree of righteousness or spiritual guidance as it comes from God. Is this corrupt existence and manifestation what Christ desired for the church when birthing it on the day of Pentecost?

Could it be said, for the most part, that the church has not stayed completely separated from the world as Paul stated was God’s purpose and desire? Is it not so, that the true Christian, while in the world, they are not to be motivated by or a part of this worlds system? Could this mean that while the world has a standard established for the type of life man is to live, God has also established a standard for His people, one that is to make them of a different spirit and life? With a standard established by God for man to live, this standard only produces spiritual value when the man is exercising obedience toward it. While man has been given the right to choose the life-style he desires to live, freedom given as the results of God’s love, man becomes spiritually valuable only when walking in obedience to Christ stature of perfection, His standard of life in the Holy Spirit.

Humanity, in the authority given unto him by God, has yielding to God’s enemy and created a world for themselves that expresses itself in many arenas. These expressions of humankind are through the arenas of politics, religion, the economy, education, art and entertainment, health and social welfare, and freedom of ownership. These arenas display the nature of man as each person relates to one another in forming the culture of society that each man lives in. In all that, man has established for himself the life he chooses to live and a need to ask himself this question. Does the life chosen have and is it of any spiritual value?

Man has set within his existence many levels of value that plays a part in the many arenas in which he involves himself. In these areas, man prioritizes the level of importance each section should take in the involvement of his life. Remember, each arena involved in man’s life influences his make-up as to that which drives him in establishing his life-style. Herein, what value does the man place upon any part of each arena?

In considering each part of man’s involvement, these arenas manifest and are the product of carnality or spirituality according to each person’s make-up or nature. What nature is the motivating factor in their lives? Among the world in general, without any relationship with God, all these arenas are the product of man’s unregenerate fallen soul. Thus, man lives in a world, with many expressed arenas, that are the products of men and his darken soul, his mind, his will, his emotions and his desires. Thus, a darken world filled with gross darkness upon their minds (pointing to a lack of knowledge concerning God’s word). The important question to ask, should the Christian community allow these darken souls to educate them as to the order of their Christian life-style? In this, darkness is the influence and therefore we see a fulfillment as declared by the prophet Isaiah in Chapter 60:2a, “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people …”

However, as we continue to read in Isaiah, God, while declaring such a time of darkness He has likewise proclaimed that He would bring forth, through His people, a light of great value. Isa. 60:1 & 2b, “Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. …But the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you”. Herein, God places upon and within His people that for which He places value in. Note, that in God’s ultimate purpose, darkness has no Godly spiritual value. For this cause, God Himself sent forth His Begotten Son as a sacrifice in which, when received, humanity is delivered from this state of gross darkness. Remember, gross darkness has no spiritual value. Gal. 1:4 states, “Who [Jesus] gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age according to the will of our God and Father”.

Deliverance is that for which God the Father has purposed for us. Deliverance received is the completed work of Jesus Christ on the cross, a finished work legally accomplished when Jesus declared, “it is finished”. Thus, something God’s people should take a hard look at when considering that which is spiritually valueless and that which He deems of great spiritual value. Gal. 6:14, “But God forbid that I should boast [glory] except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world”. Paul, declaring this truth for all who would read and understand the work needed for all Christians everywhere. That is, to allow the death of Jesus Christ on the cross to take effect in their lives, that they might know and experience being crucified to the worlds influences and its influences unto them.

The world that rules over most of humanity is a world that manifests itself and is controlling the mind-sets of most of humankind. The arenas of man’s existence, the political, the religious, the economics, the realm of education, the arts and entertainment, the health and social welfare, along with the freedom of ownership has been the main desire of man. This meaning that their purpose of existing is to be a part of this worlds mind-set. While these arenas may be necessary for expression and well-being, the very men who rule over them corrupt them. That is, the policies of each arena, while proclaiming themselves as the needed institutions for man’s well-being, they have in fact become arenas of expression and involvement that has no spiritual value.

They, these arenas, are now denying the very God who purposed them while many desire to do away with Him completely. Meaning that without the Spirit of God being in complete leadership, these arenas now pervert and deny God His place of purpose. Was not God’s purpose, established before the creation of man, that man under God, was to have dominion, man was to be fruitful and multiply while filling the earth with like kind persons who would have rulership under God? However, man fell and the earth became polluted because man has birthed from himself a world without God as these same men seek to do away with God completely.

Therefore, the corrupted world as we know it is one in need of a Savior. In this, the God of heaven, the creator of all things, has supplied this Savior through the act of His love. God’s process in dealing with mankind down through the ages finally brought forth Jesus Christ as He made an appearance. His purpose, to offer up Himself for mankind to have a way to be restored and thus bringing them into a new world. A restored world filled again with God’s order of the perfected creation, even as the realms of heaven, God’s dwelling place. Luke 11:2, “So He [Jesus] said to them, when you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.

God’s delight then is to restore the earth, the world of mankind back into that realm of perfect peace, joy and completeness in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the agent and entity that God, through Jesus Christ, is using for the building of this new world. Building it upon Jesus as its sure foundation. For this cause, God has purposed the church to become a spiritual womb in the process of birthing His new creation. But because the arena of religion has become a part of the corrupt worlds system without any true spiritual value, God has left instructions which most of the Christian community has forsaken and/or denied as even being from God and not necessary for today’s church.

Luke 24:46-49, “Then He [Jesus] said to them, thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins shall be preached in His name [nature] to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high”. “Power from on high” is the receiving of the Holy Spirits ability, as instructed by Jesus, to enable them to have His power. This Holy Spirit is that agent which God would send to them, His supernatural power given to fulfill each receiving person’s mission. What is this power, His purpose and presence? The Holy Spirit is God’s agent to enable each vessel to become involved only with that which has spiritual value concerning God.

It remains that while the law of sin and death rules most of the world, with few exceptions; each arena contains no real spiritual value. The arena of carnal religion is that darkened entity, which most of humanity sees as the church. A people in need of knowing true and complete restoration. Why is this so? Because there is a true church which is God’s chosen entity from which He shall birth a man-child to establish a new world order. This is speaking of a truth in recognizing that each arena, ruled over by darkness shall fall as the light of God’s true church sweeps away all the darkness of sin and death. Know that God begins to reveal this truth as God speaks to and through Jeremiah the prophet.

Jer. 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 the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant”. Again, this truth appeared on the Day of Pentecost when the sending of the Holy Spirit came to empower the church in fulfilling its God given purpose. This empowerment is that which carnal minded men seek to set aside and rob from the church. Taken away from them all that enables them in becoming vessels of spiritual value.

Acts 2:1-4, “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance”. This is the needed power spoken of by Jesus in the book of Luke and is still necessary today for the church to become and remain an entity of spiritual value. This Holy Spirit is a needed and necessary source of power that has never changed. Unto those who try to rule and have dominion without Him, the spiritual value of the Christian community loses its value to God and the ability to maintain obedience to God alone.

Could this be the reason why we see so much darkness around us today? Darkness remains because the leaders who sit within religious circles mostly have received their education from the carnal perversions of a fallen religious world. These leaders promote carnality for and by the masses. The church, God’s people called to be a light sit upon a hill, have become a Christian community ruled over by trained and learned men of carnal humanistic self-help experiences. Promoting programs that increase the darkness of this age, sitting aside God to become their own gods. Therein, all the arenas of humanity’s existence live according to the worlds promoted systems of corruption. Lining up with that worldwide system called Babylon, which is destined to fall.

Rev. 18:2-5, “And he cried with a loud voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury. And I heard another voice from heaven saying, come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities”.

Reread Luke 24:46-49 above and take note of the time in which we live. This is now the third day from Christ when a man-child, through a resurrection in the soul, is now to be birthed. This man-child manifest, in the nature of Christ, is purposed to establish God’s kingdom on earth. Where are such a people as this? Are they not even now beginning to know their birthing as they, filled with the power of God’s anointed nature, are establishing such a kingdom? With the carnal world’s arenas of existence, along with most of the Christian community remaining carnal Christians, they have incorporating the ways of the world into their gatherings of ritualistic orders and traditions and are of no spiritual value.

In this God is not pleased and therefore a call comes forth from heavenly places. A first-fruit people are arising and beginning to shine because, they partake not of all this world’s activities which have no spiritual value. These first-fruits of God are responding only to the power of God’s Holy Spirit in all things. With the corrupted arenas of politics, religion, the economy, education, art and entertainment, health and social welfare, with freedom of ownership corrupted; God’s word declares that it shall collapse. In these fallen corrupted arenas, God shall resurrect each arena to a place of restoration, to take on spiritual value. Thus, establishing God’s kingdom and restoring each arena into that which expresses Gods completed purpose.

The measuring rod is that which each vessel becomes as they express God’s perfect man in the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. In this, we are to become a people, separated from this world of things that have no spiritual value, into those who have become vessels of God. These are those who now put their hands only to the things of God. In this, man does away with carnality, with rituals and ceremonies, with carnal humanistic doctrines, self-helps and carnal traditions as the Holy Spirit imparts life to re-establish these arenas into that which affects the world in all areas. This restoration speaks of having spiritual value in God’s glory alone. Note that the old world is a world of fleshly habits and carnal training while God’s world is one of being lead totally by the Holy Spirit. Honesty tells us that the world as we know it needs a cleansing. The cleansing must start among the Christian community until each vessel knows the enabling power of the Holy Spirit dwelling and manifesting Himself from within. This requires a resurrection within the vessel himself and then a manifesting of Christ nature from within to affect the whole of creation. In this, we see a birthing, a coming forth of God’s new created man to stand in and for Him in all things. Therefore, touch not those carnal orders that have no spiritual value and become a part of God’s measuring rod unto the entire world. Man can accomplish this by allowing the Holy Spirit His rights of ministry within them, to recognize that all the orders, rituals, ceremonies and traditions of men have no spiritual value while dwelling in carnality. Herein, release the cross and Christ sacrificial death to do a cleansing work within. In this, man shall begin to live, being established in God’s kingdom as vessels of great spiritual value.

 

 

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“Assembling His Kingdom of Priest”

The present day movement taking place around the throne-room of God is the results of a certain time and season, ordained by God, that has come upon His people. This movement is one that is completing the purification process that is finding its completion in a people. That is, a coming forth of a certain people whom, through complete humility, they have yielded to God’s progressive work of sanctification. In this, we speak of a certain people manifesting that time of completion, which manifest that which is perfect. 1 Cor. 13:9-10, “For we know [by experience] in part [from God], and we prophesy in part [from God]. But when that which is perfect [reached its end, completion and initiated] is come, then that which is in part shall be done away [brought to naught].” A declaration from a faithful God concerning a definite change in the manifestation of the portion He reveals. Thus, a manifesting of Christ through a certain people according to that which God has imparted. This impartation is the increase that is now initiating through His people. These are the appearing of the first-fruits harvest of His kingdom.

1 Peter 2:9-10 declares an agreement concerning this certain people, “But you are a chosen generation [race], a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people [God’s possession or acquisition – Read Eph. 1:14], that you should show forth the praises [virtues] of Him who hath called you out of [the world and the lesser in-part order] darkness into [reaching the goal] His marvelous light: which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God; which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” With the true church being spiritual Israel, the true sons of Abraham, these have accepted the finished work of Christ on the cross. These are now His chosen ones with a designated God given purpose. These, picked out from a larger group for special services, are the believers and recipients of God’s favor through the election by God’s grace. Know that “Grace” is not freedom given to continue sinning but rather an impartation from God to help the receiver overcome the sin nature.

Becoming a “royal priesthood” speaks of a redeemed people becoming ones with a kingly nature. A nature resurrected after the nature of Christ and one that is rooted in God. This speaks of deliverance through the blood of the Lamb with the promise of dominion unto its completion. A growing in God’s kingdom authority while it purifies and keeps a people humble before their King Jesus Christ. Rev. 1:5-6, “And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead [dead bodies or corpses in the grave], and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins [a past failing to hit the mark] in His own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”

“Kings and priests”, are a standing in God that gives perspective on this people’s authority and duty. This also speaks of effectively advancing unto kingship in the kingdom of God. This places a race of people, the reborn in spirit, soul and body, into God’s delegated authority that extends and administrates the power of His rulership. As priests, the mission is to attend to God’s purpose faithfully. This is the authority of Christ within the believer in standing before Gods throne, worshiping the Lamb and exalting Him in praise (virtue), which increases God’s eternal kingdom.

Today’s throne-room movement is now bringing forth an increased manifestation as to the results of that which God purposed to bring forth. This movement is resulting in a people receiving and becoming a people likened unto Jesus who came forth as the Word made flesh. John 1:4 also points to a people born again, who have become God’s first-fruits, His body upon the earth. “And the Word was made [became] flesh [a new expression of His being], and dwelt [tabernacle] among us, and we beheld His glory [Shekinah], the glory as the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” First, the great need, the need that humanity has for a Savior. A Savior, when once received, He progressively purifies and changes the receiver until achieving God’s perfect purpose. Here the work of the Holy Spirit, through the cross, within yielded vessels continues until completion. Completion is resulted within as humility receives, obeys and releases its completed work.

Let us take note of one of the visions seen by Zechariah that portrays for us a type that also points to the cleansing and completion of that which God has purposed for today. The season and time upon us is releasing a movement within God’s throne-room and is bringing forth His purposed purification. Does not God’s Word declare that the kingdom of God is within? Where is God’s throne-room (authority) concerning the man, but God within His kingdom that is within the receiving man? These are God’s kingdom of priest made ready and released to rule under God in the establishing of His eternal kingdom. This kingdom is first established within the individual vessel who will then reach out to humanity throughout the earth, even unto the eternal ages.

From Zechariah, the prophet used by God for the purpose of restoration during a time when captive Israel was returning to the land promised by God. In this, let us consider that God’s High Priest for Israel at their time of restoration was Joshua, whose name means “the anointed savior”. Joshua, who is the son of Josedech, a name from the Hebrew that means, “Jehovah is righteous”. This depicts for today’s saints another time of restoration and points to another manifestation of a priesthood (sons of righteousness) that shall know the completion of God’s purpose in restoring His creation. In this, let us consider the season humanity is in today. Just where are God’s people of today in the timing of God’s eternal plan?

Hosea 6:1-2 speaks to us of such a season as promised from God concerning His time of restoration. “Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up. After two days [with 1 day = 1000 years, the two days’ point to 2000 years from Christ sacrifice till today] will He revive [bring us back to true life] us: in the third day [now a people are moving into the third 1000-year day from the sacrifice] He will raise us up, and we shall live [a life of resurrection] in His sight.” This scripture points to God’s new creation people who resemble the resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. This scripture also draws attention to the standing forth of God’s kingdom of priest. These stand before Him in His throne-room (God’s place of power and authority) to complete God’s time of transforming His priests.

In considering again Joshua the high priest, Zechariah reveals for creation the events that are happening in this our season, our time of being restored. As priest with purpose, God is finding for Himself a willing people as He finishes up and completes in them the fullness of Jesus’ sacrifice (righteous sons), a sacrifice made available when He declared, “it is finished”. John 19:30, “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, it is finished: and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost [moved back into the God-head order].”

Again, when considering our season in God, a currant event which He has released and is finishing, in the completion of His purpose as Zechariah 2:13 – 3:1-3 speaks. “Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord: for He is raised up out of His holy habitation [the true saints are His habitation]. And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan [the accuser] standing at his right hand to resist him [to be his adversary]. And the Lord said to Satan, the Lord rebuke thee O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem [the saints] rebukes thee: is not this a branch plucked out of the fire? Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments [sin nature], and stood before the angel.” While qualifying and standing before God incomplete, God, as with Joshua, is now accomplishing today that final change, purifying His first-fruits.

Note the pre-existing condition as to the results of a natural birthing with a sin nature, but a nature which has entered into the sanctifying processes of God. These ones know the needful washing from the influence of that sin nature. Ones that humble and submit to the finishing work of the Holy Spirit to incorporate fully the finished work made available through Jesus Christ and His sacrifice. The promise given is that which appropriates the fullness of restoration made available to the saints when Jesus said, “it is finished”.

Isa. 4:2-4, “In that day shall the Branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth [the first-fruits of Christ] shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped [delivered from corruption] of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion [God’s dwelling place in earth within man – His glory], and he that remained in Jerusalem [true church], shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living [destined for a life in Christ] in Jerusalem: when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged [cast out] the blood [guilty mind-set of the sin nature] of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit [blast] of judgment, and by the spirit [blast] of fire [that which purifies].” With this appearing, we see the manifesting of Christ through His branch when He has total rulership within the vessels over all the sin nature, a nature that has completely lost its power and authority from within.

God’s Holy Spirit has prevailed; He has taken control over the yielded vessel to know the realm of ascension as they stand in the presence of God’s throne-room for this final change. This depicts the present tense activity of God in preparing to present His priestly remnant before all creation. Zechariah 3:4-5, “And He [the Lord] answered and spoke unto those that stood by [the ministering spirits] that stood before him, saying, take away the filthy [corrupt body of the sin nature] garments from him. And unto him He said, behold, I have caused thine iniquity [perverseness – crooked nature] to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with a change of raiment [clothed in righteousness – Christ nature]. And I said. Let them set a fair MITRE [pure, clean turban, mind of Christ] upon his head. So they set a fair MITRE upon his head, and clothed him with garments and the angel of the Lord stood by.”

Herein understanding makes clear for humanity that righteousness comes not in our own strength or merit to do good. However, righteousness comes by the power of the Holy Spirit and Jesus’ sacrifice. Sins filthiness can only know a removal from creation through that finished work of the cross and the washing of His blood. Therefore, it is only unto a people of humility and obedience that “it is finished” becomes a complete reality. Herein stands a kingdom of priest who live in the power and authority of the throne-room. Here appears a priesthood who stand before God as overcomers who have the sin-nature eradicated completely as God changes their garments, a people who manifest the nature of Christ.

This speaks of a passing away of the sin-nature, that which has held its sway upon creation because darkness has settled upon the minds and nature of creation. With darkness ruling over humanity, but with God healing and smiting the darkness within the man who desires to live for Him, another day is upon us. This is a day when God is reviving His remnant to a God-life from the death realm. This is a day when a purified holy righteous priesthood appears because God is raising them up to live in His sight. A new natured priesthood that now, moving in the mind of Christ, appears upon the earth with the anointed seven-fold spirit of God manifesting from them. This seven-fold spirit of God shall again manifest the word of God in spirit and truth. These are the body of Christ manifesting spirit and truth as God’s two witnesses, dwelling in the same spirit as God’s first-born Son Jesus Christ. Isa. 11:1-2, “There shall come forth a rod [sprout] out of the stem [stump] of Jesse, and a Branch [shoot] shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.”

Lest we so easily dismiss this truth, let us remember and stand upon the prayer that Jesus prayed in preparation for His return to the Father. John 17:22-23, “And the glory which thou gives Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect [perfected] in one, and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them as thou hast loved me.” Here Christ Jesus identifies His people with Himself. He, praying for this day, acknowledges a season when His kingdom of Priest stand manifesting His nature throughout creation. For what purpose but that the world may know that God the Father sent forth the Son. A Son of His birthing becoming many in number and sent forth to establish God’s kingdom throughout all of creation. First, God ruling within them as they become kings and priest who then establish the kingdom of God upon the earth. Is this day, the day of His vengeance, they bring forth God’s glory throughout the earth.

2 Peter 1:3-4, “According as His divine power [the power to reproduce itself] hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue; whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” The assembling of His kingdom of Priest is now come. These Priest come to appear in the earth and establish, with God, His kingdom upon the earth. Today is the day of full salvation to be manifested in His kingdom.

 

 

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