“Grace – Are You Willing to Receive?

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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“God is Marking His People”

 

Destruction, a surety concerning the reign of man’s time, because the prophetic words of God are reaching the completion of sanctification for separation. Meaning that a time has now come for the fulfillment of God’s stated promises. With destruction standing at the door, the fulfillment of God’s purpose is to and even now is making an appearance. That is, a certain group of people who become God’s prophesied “man-child” are being birthed from among the church to complete His purpose. In knowing that man was created from the dust of the earth, know that man is also considered a physical earth himself. The earth of man is made up of three parts which consist of spirit, soul and body. So, from within each man, consider that the soul is that part of man which influences life and manifest according to condition of his mind, his will, his emotions and his desires. Therefore, from within the earth man, he has the ability to manifest either life or death. In this, know that God’s purpose is for all death to be overcome. That is, the soul is being delivered from the sin-nature realm of death into the freedom of the Christ-natured realm of life. In this, a time of complete cleansing is taking place in preparation for the coming of the Christ, both head and His many member body.

Rev. 7:1 states, “And after these things [the opening of six seals] I saw [actual perception of the object shown] four angels standing on [coming from heaven to earth realm] the four corners of the earth [speaking of earth-man having four areas of the soul], holding the four winds of the earth [spiritual movements to take place that will effect man’s soul], that the wind should not blow on the earth [man’s soul] nor the sea [pointing to peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues], nor on any tree [some being Christian people]”. In recognizing that man’s soul is the source of man’s mind, will, emotions and desires, there is a holding back of destruction, concerning man, that is to come. Note that the number four is God’s number pointing to tribulation, but God’s mercy holds back that time until certain events take place for protection from destruction that is to be accomplished.

What is this destruction for and what shall it accomplish? Lest we forget, let’s remember God’s purpose which is, the salvation of man from the death realm. In this, God desires for man to come into life, even the life of the Father through Jesus Christ. Therefore, destruction has a purpose which is, that the sin nature in man’s soul might be destroyed. Meaning, that men need to die to the sin nature which was cultivated within man, by having a carnal mind. Therefore, man needs to know a rebirthing, the reality of the Christ nature dwelling within. Therefore, a period of time is coming to an end, a time for change and perfection being appropriated because of this progressive realm of sanctification becoming complete. God’s mercy and grace, for a short time, continues to hold back this destruction of tribulation.

Rev. 7:2-3, “And I saw [actual perception] another [of the same kind] angel ascending from the east [revealing a coming from Christ], having the seal of the living [resurrection and eternal life] God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels [of destruction], to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, hurt not the earth [man’s soul], neither the sea [peoples, nations, etc.] nor the trees [the Christian], till we have sealed [a visible sign that protects the elect] the servants of our God in their foreheads”. The fifth angel, with the number five being God’s number for grace, is drawing attention to and focusing on the grace of God. God’s ministry is, His life coming from Him through His messengers.  These are God’s appointed ministries who hold back the wrath of the four messengers of destruction. This is the ministry God raises up, delegating His authority within them, to place the seal of God upon His servants as a divine covering of protection from the tribulation that is to come.

Understand, that this seal was not a placing of some mark on the outside of man’s head, but a receiving, a resurrection from any carnal thinking to the mind of Christ. Phil. 2:5, “Let this mind be in you [your hearts, the soul], which was also in Christ Jesus”. Let us remember that the Apostle Paul, in writing to the Romans gave the invitation for progressive regeneration until the perfect (fulfilling God’s purpose) will of God is manifested through the vessel. Rom. 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world [this age life-style]; but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.

In considering this time of transition now upon creation, it would be well for humanity to consider the word and work revealed for us through God’s dealing with the children of Israel as our example. God speaks of a time when He would raise up messengers of His purpose to accomplish and bring forth a transition into eternity. As scripture reveals of a marked people who usher in such a transition, the question to ask is, what time are we now in? Are we feeling the effects of heavenly movements being released to change the entire direction the world has gone in? In this, the Word of God gives understanding and directional manifestations. Ezekiel 9:1 reveals this movement, “He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice saying, cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man [Hebrew word “ISH” meaning a great man in contrast with ordinary men, also a man of God, a man of understanding] with his destroying [dashing in pieces] weapon in his hand”.

This draws attention to God’s ministry gathered for a time of change. Through this elect ministry of God, it speaks of a purposeful war against carnality and corruption. Among the Christian Community of today there exist those who yield to the corruption of the carnal mind, the sin-nature. In this regard the time for God’s final cleansing has come.  In this cleansing we should note that the vessels used as a slaughtering ministry are those recognized men who have charge over the city. These are those who, like the many Kings of Israel, they followed not the ways of God but committed themselves to idol worship. Many of today’s ministers are likewise separating themselves from God’s divine order to incorporate among the people carnal and deceptive doctrines and rituals. Thus, ministries that are slaying or slaughtering the people’s spiritual life in Christ.

Ezekiel 9:2, “And behold, six men [Hebrew word “ENOSH” with the meaning of morally depraved, to be sick, wretched, weak and also denotes inability for good and moral strength] came from the way of the higher gate, which lies toward the north [the carnal mind], and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man [ISH – a man of God in contrast with ordinary men] among them was clothed with linen [righteousness], with a writer’s inkhorn [one obeying God’s command – note verse 11] by his side; and they went in, and stood beside the brazen altar [place of sacrifice]”.

Herein, a destroying weapon speaks of something to be destroyed. This destruction is that purposed by God to bring about a cleansing change from man’s carnal order. “Six men” were sent, with the number six used as God’s number signifying man, that is man within himself without God’s supplied redemption. This condition is in essence controlled by the carnal mind of self and Satan. But notice, before full blown destruction comes there is a seventh man (ISH) with a writer’s inkhorn by his side. He stands up from among them to bring a separation among them, by marking those one’s who are pursuing redemption as God’s elect. Remember God’s number seven is His number for perfection, completion, fully spiritual maturity.

Ezekiel 9:4, “And the Lord said to him [seventh man], Go through the midst of the city [the people], through the midst of Jerusalem [the church], and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof”. Likewise, the Christian Community of today, they entertain many activities that exist and are practiced among them. With many approving, though they are an abomination unto God. A time of cleansing is upon the church and the world population, that is the releasing of the four winds of the earth to release judgment among them. But remember, there are those who receive the mark, the seal of God upon their foreheads, which is the mind of Christ and these have a place of divine safety, a place of perfection. Meanwhile, Ezekiel 9:5, “And to the others [six men] He said in mine hearing, go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity”. Recall the time when God spoke to the children of Israel as they were to become His covenant people. What about the church of today? God’s covenant with His people is, that the process of sanctification, an overcoming of every enemy called character flaws which are named as inhabitants of the land (dwelling in our individual bodies). Consider these flaws as the sin-nature mind-sets that make up each person’s character. The flesh man that wars against God.

Remember God’s issued caution as He give Israel a forewarning. Exodus 34:11-16, “Observe thou that which I command you this day: behold, I drive out before you the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. Take heed to thyself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land [carnal nature character flaws] whither you go, lest it [this carnality] be a snare in the midst of thee: But you shall destroy their altars, break the images [sacred pillars, dogmatic religious rituals], and cut down their groves [lustful, lewd and lascivious rites and practices]: For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is  Jealous, is a jealous God: Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land [character flaws, carnality of nature], and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice [to offer up a sacrifice to God which comes from natural abilities and talents used in carnal rituals, even those order of religious activities produced by the carnal mind]; and thou take of their daughters into their sons [union with carnal doctrines] and their daughter go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons to go whoring after their gods [a strong doctrinal standing that binds up the people and limits their freedom in the Holy Spirit]”.

As spoken, the Christian Community, in general, have found themselves living according to the mind-set which has become their snare. A trap of activity which hinders and binds up the people. In this, becoming prisoners to these carnal religious activities remove them from actively living according to the mind of Christ. Luke 11:52, “Woe unto you, lawyers [teachers of the law and/or carnal practices]! For you have taken away the key [an entrance to and acquirement of] of knowledge: you entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in you hindered [forbade]”. But, a promise has been made, the sacrifice of God’s first-born son has been given. The Holy Spirit has been sent to teach, train and mature a people who have come to know and separate from the emptiness and lifelessness of carnal religion. Meaning a Christian Community, that for the most part, maintains the order of death, by proclaiming a deceitful doctrine of hopelessness. (Read 2 Tim. 3:1-7 with verse five stating, “Having a form [external form] of godliness, but denying the power [power of Christ reproduction] thereof: from such turn away”.

Thus the Holy Spirit is declaring that a time has come, a time of separating is upon a people as God, in those He has raised up for this hour are standing up. These are sounding out the present day movements of God because they are now becoming the results of God’s present-tense purpose. For this cause the mind of Christ is appearing again in the fullness of His glory as these elect one’s become that appearance. 1 Cor. 2:16, “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ”. A people who are becoming those who fulfill completely the prayer of Jesus prayed according to John the 17th chapter, read to see and then to know its fulfillment. Phil. 2:5, “Let this mind be in you [restored living soul], which was also in Christ Jesus”. These, the new creation people manifesting in accordance to God’s divine order are now coming forth and standing up with the mark of God upon them. A people of God’s new covenant, a knowing that destruction shall in no wise harm them because they have become the dwelling place of God’s kingdom order, and are living according to God’s authority.

2 Tim. 1:7, For God hath not given us the spirit of fear [cowardice]: but of power [the reproducing power of God], and of love and of a sound mind”. Can we not begin to see a new marked people even now making an appearance with the purpose of God upon them even as it is written in Jeremiah 1:8-10, “Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with you to deliver you, saith the Lord. Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, behold, I have put My words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set thee [installed] you over the nations and over kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant [restoring God’s purpose in establishing His kingdom]”. This season is now upon a people as they observe and humble themselves unto God’s purpose to receive the mark of Christ nature, His mind manifesting through them. Amen and Amen, deliverance time has come.

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“God’s Time for a New Manifestation is Come”

 

When speaking of a new age concerning God’s eternal purpose, could the scriptures be declaring and revealing to us His purpose for eternity. When considering eternity, it must be understood that He is speaking of an existence without time. Today’s ministry, those chosen by God for this end-time season, is speaking of an appearing manifestation with insight as to this part of God’s eternal purpose. Rev. 10:5-6 draws are attention to God’s purpose in giving understanding to those who seek to follow Him. “And the messenger which I saw [the actual perception of the object shown] stand upon the sea [victory over the carnal church order] and upon the earth [conquering the unregenerate nations] lifted up his hand to heaven [pointing to God’s dwelling place, the realm of spiritual perfection and authority], and swore by Him That lives forever and ever, Who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer [speaking of no more delay in executing His vengeance]”. 

With “time” being no more, the purposes God had concerning the realm of time is to come to its completion. Meaning that each age which was a part of the realm of time is being made complete. That is, the ages have been fulfilled according to their purpose. The time has come for eternity to dwell and be expressed through God’s people. Meaning, that the purpose for the ages of time and their being fulfilled is needed no more. Why? Because God has formed, fulfilled, and consumed all receiving and yielded vessels as they become one with God and His purpose. Hence, a perfect kingdom of people dwelling within God’s creation. In this, recall that time has periods of light and darkness, but now, Col. 1:13-26 states, “Who has delivered us from the power [authority] of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of His Dear Son; In Whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins [time of responding to the sin-nature]: Who is the image of the invisible God, the Firstborn of every creature: For by Him was all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him [pointing to two lines meeting at a certain point – becoming one with God]”. An understanding must be maintained that by Jesus Christ all things are fulfilled to come to the end of times purpose.

An ongoing prelude to the end of time arrives to bring the proclamation of preparation and it is now coming to a end because it is being finished and maturing into the realm of perfection. This is speaking of fulfilling the purpose for our beginning, the time when we were born from our mother’s womb, which includes God’s purpose and reason for our natural birth. Preparation for completeness is now merging with the sounds of heaven. Hearing ears and seeing eyes are beholding Him Who became our sacrifice that we might be one in Him. Rev. 10:7 speaks, “But in the days [time] of the voice of the seventh angel [messenger], when he shall begin to sound, the mystery [sacred secret, once concealed but now open to be partaken of and to become] of God should be finished [it has reached its end, hence perfect], as He hath declared to His servants the prophets [those who speak for God]”.

What results does this “it is finished” bring? 1 Cor. 15:50-53, “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood [mortal human being] cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption [living according to the sin-nature] inherit incorruption [immortality]. Behold [calling attention to something outside self], I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep [used for physical death], but we shall all be changed. In a moment [atom], in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump [the seventh trumpet]; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [that which is subject to death] must put on immortality”.

Herein, special notice should be given to this fact, a coming to and manifesting spiritual perfection in man’s spirit, soul and body. A last trump, concerning the ages of time is now upon us, with a distinct declaration from God. A sounding trumpet which says, come forth into the fullness that I, God, have made ready for you. In this, all the death realm that has reigned throughout the ages of time shall cease. It is coming to an end because preparation has run its course, and the seventh trumpet of maturity is sounding. 1 Cor. 15-54, “So when the corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, death is swallowed up in victory [declaring the truth of Christ and the overcoming men all becoming one]”.

Living in and with Christ speaks loudly of a great change. Becoming one with Christ speaks of living an endless life without the sin nature. Yes, man’s realm of time is coming to an end. An end which speaks of manifesting that which Christ is to confound the world in righteous judgment. This sounding trumpet of God is a message of resurrection. A realm of life that reveals the Christ, His head and many member body. This completed body of Christ will stand to manifest the heavens, the throne-room order of God and His glory. This realm is a realm where flesh and blood cannot dwell, for it does not inherit the kingdom of God. With the descending of Christ in His return, His return brings forth the glory of His heavenly realms. Also, creation shall know the reality of the body of Christ, who have spiritually matured into Christ in His ascension, His throne-room order.  These shall, in unity descend, they shall be manifested with Him at His coming.

1 Thess. 4:16-17, “For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout [a word of command coming from union and fellowship], with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead [denotes dead bodies, corpses whose souls and spirits have been with Christ] in Christ shall rise first [their dead bodies]: Then we which are alive, and remain, shall be caught up [even as Philip was caught away in Acts 8:39] together with them [those receiving their renewed dead bodies] in the clouds [groups of people] to meet the Lord in the air [this word in Greek means the air from sea level to the mountain top, not into the atmosphere]: and so shall we ever be with the Lord [our eternal dwelling place by resurrection, or translation]”.

Here God declares an eternal dwelling place wherein a spiritual perfected people are caught up into Him, from out from the realm of carnality and death. Separated through Christ from our physical life-style into our inheritance, a life-style of change into a spiritual spirit, soul and body vessel. In fulfilling God’s declaration, a new manifestation is now come. We shall know a complete change as the corruptible puts on incorruption and mortality puts on immortality. The progression of becoming the perfect man comes as each man receives the Christ sent Holy Spirit. In this progression, man’s justification is received from the outer court Feast of Passover, which is received because of having faith in the work of the cross. Then, made available is the Feast of Pentecost wherein the Holy spirit filled vessels begin to know and are processed through the sanctifying work of this Holy Spirit. Herein, the progressive change from a sin-nature renews the soul of man to become a restored vessel of a Christ nature people. Herein, this same people not only enter into the kingdom of God but they are made ready for a complete new birth. This is a birth affecting man’s soul which is made perfect in Christ to then overtake the body in preparation of a body being glorified.

Remember, movements from heaven are affecting the earth and new manifestations are coming forth. Let’s note Luke 24:36-39 which speaks of the resurrected Jesus appearing. “And as they thus spoke, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen [the actual presence of bodily sight] a spirit. And He said unto them, why are you troubled? And why do thoughts [reasoning’s] arise in your hearts? Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself: handle Me, and see [to know thoroughly and accurately, recognize]; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you see Me have”. Here we, those who become the body of Christ, will not just become spirits but, will become vessels who have a glorified body even as His glorious body. An immortal body of flesh and bones while abiding in the glory of God. Herein, overcoming all the limitations of the natural realm.

Even as God has said and purposed, He is releasing from Himself a manifestation of Himself that is purposed for those who make up the body of Christ. These shall know the resurrection as His many member Son to establish the kingdom of God upon the earth. When shall these things be? Matt. 24:30-31, “And then shall appear [shine forth, to be seen] the sign [presence]of the Son of man in heaven and then shall [because of His appearing] all the tribes of the earth morn, and they shall see [truly comprehend] the Son of man [remember the completed Son is a head, Jesus and His many member body] coming in the clouds [a specific group of people] of heaven [God’s spiritual perfected vessels] with power and great glory. And He shall send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet and they shall gather His elect [those who have received His word] from the four winds, from one end of heaven [the elect, the perfected ones] to the other”.

When the word from God speaks of a people being changed to become his new manifestation, men must consider the everyday events that are taking place around them. The signs spoken of in God’s Word point to a manifestation beyond what God has released from Himself thus far. Events speak loudly as to the time of destruction that has now come. Destruction comes because God has purposed from the beginning to have a people for His name, His nature. Meaning that all else must dissolve or pass away. This points to and speaks of the fulfillment of His beginning purpose when God said, “let us make man in our likeness and image”. Therefore, through the ages of time, with each age bringing forth according to God’s progressive purpose, we have come to the time of man’s spiritual perfection. In this, time is coming to its end to be swallowed up into eternity, a manifestation of His stated purpose. In this regard, the first son came forth to be followed by the birthing and appearing of God’s birthed man-child, the ascending body of Christ. This is then to be followed by the perfecting of the bride of Christ in establishing God’s eternal house, His kingdom.

Therefore, according to His purpose, movements are taking place, a new expression and manifestation is come and God’s many sons are appearing. These are manifesting the Christ in His completion and His perfection. In this He is coming quickly. What do you see? Consider Jesus’ pattern prayer in Matt. 6:9-10, After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which are in heaven [heavens], hallowed [sanctified]be Thy Name [God is to be put first in all prayer]. Thy kingdom come, thy will [desire, purpose] be done [brought to pass, be accomplished] in earth; as it is in heaven [God’s spiritual dwelling place, includes the heavens within man, his spirit, His soul, and His body”. Thus the time for a new manifestation is upon us. The appearing of the end-time purpose of God.

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“Heaven is Beginning to Reign on Earth”

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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“Coming to the Completion of Man’s Time”

 

It has been said by many among the populace of today that time does not stand still. In this statement, it must be considered that the God of time established it with a divine purpose. Therefore, it is being ask by the many, what time is it and what’s happening during this specific season of time? With time continuing in a progressive manner just what is the God of time doing in the presence tense now? For it must be said, according to God given revelation and understanding according to scripture, God’s written word, that events of today speak loudly to mankind. This voice, ignored by the multitudes, but heard and received by God’s remnant people and causing them to declare that time has brought mankind to the last of the last days concerning the return appearance of God’s Christ. To this fact, the desire of man’s heart shouts out, when and how? To this, consideration must be given to certain scriptures as to the reality of these timely fulfillments.

Rev. 10:1 speaks, “And I saw [to see: implying not the mere act of looking, but the actual perception of the object. Beyond the use of the eyes] another [of the same kind, but not one of the seven sounding trumpets mention in this book of Revelation] mighty angel come down from heaven [God’s dwelling place in the spirit realm], clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head [throne-room authority], and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire”. Here a scripture written depicting the appearing, the shining forth of God’s glory as it appears with and upon God’s coming messengers, a glory shining as the sun in their appearance. The brightness of light manifesting upon this sent one reveals the countenance of God manifesting from him. Pointing to a time when God, through His messengers, shall reveal Christ to the world.

Here let us take note as to this appearing one and the countenance of Christ that was manifesting through his completed being. When speaking of Christ, after His death and resurrection, we must consider His true purpose. That is Jesus Christ becoming a seed to be planted into receiving humanity. Humanity, God’s field, is to become a harvest of fruit in His likeness and image. Here, we are to see that the Christ one making an appearance is not only Jesus, the head, but also in complete unity, His many member body. Rev. 1:16, “And He had in His right hand seven [seven pointing to spiritual perfection] stars [a double-portion people]: and out of His mouth a sharp two-edged sword [the spoken word]; and His countenance [manifesting Christ nature] was as the sun shines [to shine forth independently of any observer] in his strength [inherent power; the power of reproducing itself, mighty works]. Thus, a time being upon a remnant people that shall manifest the nature and power of God. A time when the Christ (head and many member body) begins to make an appearance and be seen by the fallen world.

In this, God gives to us a great and clear insight as to the appearance of such a glorified nature that shall come forth. In this, He also reveals the time, the season when such an appearance would come forth. Matt. 17:1-2, “And after six days [six – number of man and his time being completed – also points to the day of fulfillment which focuses upon “one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as one day”] Jesus [a name given in order to save His people from their sins] taketh Peter, James, and John his brother [taking them aside and pointing to a remnant of people who become His first-fruits taken from and for the harvest], and brings them into an high mountain apart [notice again the separation from others to ascend into a higher realm of spiritual dwelling], and was transfigured  [to change the form] before them [a first-fruit manifestation that would also be fulfilled in a remnant of first-fruit people of the harvest]; and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light [underived and absolute, the opposite of darkness]”.

In the truth of this great event we should note that those sent from God reflect a like-kind glory to be shown before the people. John 3:34 states, “for He Whom God hath sent speaks the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto Him”. This reveals that God sends forth the messengers of His word with purpose. The purpose is not to just declare the word, but to also manifest and reveal according to the word thus sent. Remember, when Mary Magdalene with the other Mary went to the sepulcher concerning Jesus’ body, they met a messenger sent from God. Matt. 28:3, “His countenance was like lightning [to shine, great brightness, radiance, brilliance], and his raiment white as snow”.

This promise of such glory is given, not to angels from heaven only, but to the righteous who shall share with and in God’s glory. In reading from Matt. 13:36-43 concerning the parable of the tares in the field, notice verse 43 in its declaration, “Then shall the righteous shine forth [shining brightly; full of splendor; dazzling, splendid] as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear”. This field shall be harvested as these first-fruit messengers appear to gather the tares out from the community of Christians. In this, all the righteous one’s shall begin to shine forth with the glory of God. Note God’s promise as Isaiah prophesied in Isa. 58:10-12,” And if you draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday; and the Lord shall guide you continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: And thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, the repairer of the breach, the restorer of paths to dwell in”. Thus, the righteous shall shine even as His first-fruits concerning the kingdom of God, to establish His kingdom over all creation.

Again it is being ask of us, what time is it? Is not God declaring that the time has come for the ministry, the government of death, to be absolved from His believers, His deliverers and for death in them to vanish away? In this, shall we not consider the contrast between the two realms of life made available to man? 2 Cor. 3:7-9, But if the ministration [results of service] of death, written and engraved in stones was glorious, so that the children if Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration [results of service] of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceeds in glory”. Let’s understand, that works of the law contain a passing away degree of glory as the scripture above declares. But the glory of God’s spiritual house of righteousness shall eternally manifest an exceeding great and precious glory.

Here it would be well for us to consider Stephen as he stood before the religious council of Jerusalem. Read Acts 6:8-15 as we especially take note of verse 15, “And all that sat in the council, looking steadfast on him, saw [seeing the actual perception of his face] his face as it had been the face of an angel”. Here He is likened unto the glory of the heavenlies, Stephen, one full of faith and power, was doing great and mighty works with miracles and signs among the people. Take a long look at who took pleasure in the stoning of Stephen. Was it not the religious crowd with one named Saul consenting. Acts 7:59, “And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit”.

What was it that brought such condemnation and intense anger to the crowd? Was it not because of a manifestation beyond just sounding out the words of truth? Take thought of that which Stephen saw, the crowd also saw in him and this cut them to the heart. In this they desired to rid Stephen from their midst because man loves darkness rather than light. In this, God, even now is raising up a generation of light. This light shall shine brighter than the noon-day sun. It shall cause the darkness, regardless of the avenue it uses, to flee even as the removal of the tares from God’s field shall establish God’s kingdom of righteousness. Now is the time, the time to awaken out of sleep to behold the kingdom of God which is among us. Herein men should repent and willingly forsake the world of self and humble themselves before God in humility to receive and know true salvation. Man’s day and time is coming to completion. God’s eternity is upon His people to move beyond the telling of, like Stephen, to a place where the people are seeing. Meaning that the world might begin to see His glorified Christ in His harvest. Man’s time is now coming to its end, come forth thou Christ, come forth.

Isa. 60:1-3, “Arise, shine; for thy light [glory of God] is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold [the condition of this darken world], the darkness shall cover the earth and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen upon you. And the Gentiles [nations of darkness] shall come to thy light and kings to the brightness of thy arising”.

Malachi 4:2-3, “But unto you that fear [revere] My name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings [beams or rays]; and ye shall go forth, and grow up [leap for joy] as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked [lawless ones, wickedness, in the sense of the restless activity of man’s fallen nature]: for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this [in the day that I am preparing], saith the Lord of hosts”.

 

The planted seed, Jesus Christ, has come to the time of their completion. Fruit is now ripening from the vine to a full measure of righteousness and shall shine forth as the sun. This, many member son, shall manifest nothing less than the Resurrected Light which He is. Manifesting true light to a darkened world as it becomes God’s kingdom. Man’s day is quickly coming to its end.

 

 

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“Abiding”

         The higher calling that is coming forth from God during this, our day and season in God, is drawing a people into a greater fulfillment and manifestation of His heavens. This call, as it comes forth from God, speaks of a far greater spiritual life-style and authority as it is being imparted from God. This position is for the purpose of revealing Christ to the world in a greater manifestation of His glory. This Christ, as we remember from scripture, speaks of both the head of Christ, named Jesus, as well as His many membered body. This is the call that is placing into Christ and bringing His hearing people into their ordained place of rest. This is a rest that transforms the soul into the nature of Christ. Matt. 11:28 declares, “Come unto [denotes going toward, implying motion onward, addition and view as an end] Me, all [those seeking rest] you that labor and are heavy laden [those burdened] and I will give you rest [His rest]”. Here Christ refers, not to sins, but to service; not to guilt, but to labor; not to the conscience, but to the heart; not to repentance, but to learning; not to finding forgiveness, but to finding rest.

        For this experience called rest, God makes available and gives instructions to all who are hungering and thirsting for this rest, a rest He supplies from Himself. This supplying of Himself was the great accomplishment which took place upon the cross of sacrifice. That is, the giving of His first-born son as the needed sacrifice for all mankind. This sacrifice enables yielded vessels to be birthed from out of the realm called death. This realm of death is that conquering foe that seeks to destroy all that God has purposed for His people. But, unto all so called and desiring, they can come into His rest, His life-style. HOW? John 15:4, “Abide in Me, and I [He abiding in us] in you. As the branch cannot [expressing full and direct negation] bear fruit of itself, except it abides in the vine; no more [even so neither] can you except you abide in Me”.

        Especially note the above word “abide” as it is used three times within this verse, implying its great importance. Therefore, its importance rest in its full meaning to those who hear Him. “Abide” points to “dwell, remain, continue, endure, abide still, tarry and be present”. Here God stresses the need for His people to bring forth fruit. This fruit belongs to Him and it is impossible to gain maturity without this steadfast abiding in the vine which is Christ. Herein, that is in Christ, the fruit matures above and beyond measure when unlimited by the minds of man. This fruit, the results of the Holy Spirits ministry, can ripen and manifest as God’s harvest. This happens completely without and beyond the thought’s and ability of the carnal man in all his efforts.

        Know that the half has not been told, seen nor heard concerning the manifestations which God’s wisdom shall bring forth. Unto the man and woman who purposely abide in the vine, they shall mature beyond the thoughts and limited intents of mankind’s own wisdom. Without Christ, the vine, there shall be no mature fruit appearing. Any exception, is the appearing of the tares which speaks of counterfeit produce or fruit. In this, let’s note the response that comes from the Queen of Sheba in her response to King Solomon’s reign. In this understand that the natural expression revealed in the context is but a type or shadow to the revealing of God’s fruit even as it comes forth today.

        I Kings 10:4-9, “And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon’s wisdom, and the house that he had built, and the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the Lord; there was no more spirit within her. And she said to the king, it was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold [directing special attention to some particular point or subject] the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceeded the fame which I heard. Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before you, and they hear your wisdom. Blessed by the Lord your God, which delighted in thee, to set you on the throne of Israel: because the Lord has loved Israel forever. Therefore, He made you king, to do judgment and justice [righteousness]”.

        When yielding up to God our spirit, our soul and our body, a chain reaction begins to take place which swallows up the complete man. These results fulfill within each committed one, God’s purpose for each receiving vessel, which is, becoming one in Him. This oneness provides for each yielded vessel all the increase necessary to manifest this oneness. Note God’s plan and purpose as stated in 1 Peter 2:9-10, “But you are a chosen generation [race, kind], a royal nation, a peculiar people, that you should shew forth the praises [virtues] of Him Who hath called you out [out from] darkness into [motion into] His marvelous light [that which is underived (not turned from its main channel nor obtained by reasoning),  and absolute]: 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”. This is coming into that place of complete and perfect fulfillment, a people becoming one with God to now manifest Christ unto all creation.

        HOW? But by the hand of God who releases from Himself unto those willing to receive. HOW? But through the vessel humbling himself before God and allowing the stubborn rebellious heart to become crucified in Him and enter into His rest. Matt. 11:29 states, “Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me [a deliverance or passing away from any state or condition]; For I am meek and lowly in heart; and you shall find rest unto your souls”. While the old carnal natural man finds himself in opposition to being meek and lowly in heart, the new creation man finds his soul responding to and becoming one of manifesting the Christ. Herein they now manifest Christ in their mind, their will, their emotions and their desires. This change is the product of being yoked to Christ even as the branch needs to stay connected to the vine. In this, all that is in and from the vine produces a like-kind fruit known as the nature of Christ. Herein, obedience to the Holy Spirit enables each responding vessel to abide in the vine as full grown precious fruit manifest in its fullness. By dwelling with Christ in His yoke, note that God enables the yoke and burden to be made easy and light. Matt. 11:30, “For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light”.

        Pause and take note that the above stated scriptures are promises from God. In believing God’s word and His promises, believing vessels find available to them a new mind-set. A mind-set that sees, knows, believes, understands and responds to the workmanship of Christ within. We have this confidence, that even as spoken, God shall provide, perform and manifest. Our dependency is not upon self, our talents, nor our knowledge and ability, but by the handiwork of God alone. In this, we rest in Him as, through continual obedience, He completes and manifest His purpose. Phil. 4:7, “And the peace of God, which passes [surpasses] all understanding [every mind or thought of carnal man], shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”.

        Can there be any greater assurance but that God shall complete that which He began? Nothing greater, for he does all things until the finished work and completion, which is when man walks in complete obedience. Obedience from a humble heart completes and releases the Holy Spirit to make man whole. HOW? Because our conversation, our citizenship is now changed. Meaning a new seat of government rules, of which we are citizens, including both our rights and responsibilities. Phil. 3:20-21, “For our conversation [citizenship] is [exist now] in heaven [God’s dwelling place including within redeemed man]; from whence also we look for [eagerly wait for] the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change [transform, change the fashion of] our vile body [our body of humiliation], that it may be fashioned like [conformed] into His glorious body [becoming His body of glory], according to the working whereby He is able [of His ability] to subdue [subject] all things into Himself”. Therefore, God is manifesting a people who become likened unto Him, the results of abiding in Him. In this truth, let us abide in Him, our Forgiver, Our Sanctifier, Our Healer, Our Deliverer and Our Glorifier.

 

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“Fulfilling God’s Eternal Purpose”

         The message from God in this, the season of God for restoration, is for the people of God to repent and turn away from sin, including those hidden sins of the heart (the sin-nature). The trumpet of God, which sounds out the message through His raised up ministry, is the method God has and is using to give the Christian community every opportunity to turn from their sins. The meaning of a refusal in hearing and obeying His call is resulting in a pouring out of God’s judgment which can punish or restore His people. The purpose in righteous judgment for restoration is that each vessel would finally begin to know that God and His ways alone are to be the Lord of our lives. In this desire, God continues to cry out “turn from your sin-nature to a life of holiness” where you can then know God. In walking in the ways of God, a pathway of life, joy and wholeness replaces that life of corruption, immorality and spiritual death.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Another established truth of the kingdom of God is that this kingdom people have no other life to live but the life of Christ. That is, He lives in and through them as they identify with Jesus’ crucifixion, becoming a people who live, but now their life is His and His alone. The error of much of the Christian community is that they seek to gain salvation only by their natural works. Works of the law or flesh becomes an offense to God because the only means to Him is through the cross. The work of the cross accomplishes that which the law could never accomplish. Meaning that only the cross slays the old Adamic nature and the Holy Spirit births a new nature from within, the spirit of Christ’ resurrection. That is, God begins through the workings of the cross to write His nature upon our hearts. That is the renewed soul of man that we might naturally manifest the like-kind nature of Christ. For this reason, Paul leaves us with this reality in Gal. 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me”.

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

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

 

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