A PORTION OF MANNA

BY:  BARBARA J. STRAUSER

WRITTEN: 1993

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TITLES and SUBTITLES

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CHAPTERS

INTRODUCTION

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SET FREE – 1993

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THE OPEN DOOR – 1984

Salvation unto Glory

This is a Profound Revelation

The Lesson of Faith is to Walk in Love

The Mystery of God is Love

The Resurrection Power is Love

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COME ALIVE – 1985

A Preponderance of the Word of Truth is Forthcoming Repose

The Flesh cannot Enter the Holy of Holies

Behold the Lord

Keep Your Eyes to the East

Do not Partake the Table of the World but of the Table I have Spread Before you

When You Remove Something from the Land Plant it Back

Extrapolate: Bring what you Learn in the Third Chapter Today

The Redeemed shall Live by Faith

This is the Transformation

Just as Eve came out of Adam the soul will return to the Spirit

The Only Place you can get Hurt is in the Flesh

And the Sea Shall Give up its Dead

I will Establish My Church in the Midst of the Congregation

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FIRMLY FIXED – 1986

Sanctuary

Propagate

The Man of the Flesh is Death-Bound – Mortal

S-I-N: Walking Separately from God

This is the Refreshing

Perpetuity

Commune with Me

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EXPERIENCE HEAVEN – 1987

Allow the Spirit to Speak to your Spirit

I want to Commune with Christ

Take the Cup I hold out to You

Seven Words from the Cross

Report of the Crucifixion

Satan is the Carnal Nature – Don’t Give that Name Place

Enter the Son/Sun Gate

To be Steeped in Religion Robs one of Truth

The Seed is the Father—The Flesh is the Mother

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THROUGH THE GATE – 1988

Speaking the Revealed Truth gives Life to the Fact

The Spirit of Truth, which is the Word, must be Preeminent Within

Watch for the Turning of the Leaves

The Most High God has Spoken

Beware of the Ego

Stabilization

The World is Mine and I shall Possess it

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COME AND DINE – 1989

Imprinted upon Your Soul is My Life—My Image

I will Transpose My Desire to the Flesh of Man and

      Bring Him into the Vital Union with I AM

The Last Generation has been Born that will be Allowed to Walk in Sin

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MAKE HIS PRAISE MIGHTY – 1990

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THE KINGDOM REIGN BEGINS – 1991

Tabernacle: the Lord’s Incarnate Life

Furnishings of the Tabernacle

Brazen Altar

Laver

Golden Lampstand

Table of Showbread

Altar of Incense

Veil

Mercy Seat

Cherubim

Ark of the Covenant

Contents of the Ark

The Path of Life

Let Every Nuance of Obedience be Fulfilled in You

Carnal Man

Spiritual Man

Eternal Man

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I REBUILT MY HOUSE ANEW – 1992

Perfect Love

The Resurrection Power is Love

Be at Peace, God Alone is Ruler of the Universe

God has a Vision for a Man of His Creation

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PART ONE

INTRODUCTION

Before you begin to read this book I want to tell you something concerning the circumstances of how it came to be.  I am not a Bible scholar.  In fact my formal education beyond high school is nil.  Still, the things I want to share with you are so rich that I would be remiss to neglect to do so.

Let me recall Paul’s words for you here:

“Brothers, think of what you were when you were called.  Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.  But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.  He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.  It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God.”

(1 Corinthians 1:26-30)

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I am a woman past my middle years and until the recent past, a life-long member of a little denominational church in a small town.  One might say, “a Christian all of my life” – but I didn’t know God.  About a dozen or more years ago I began to long for a Spiritual awakening – a desire foreign to my religious training.  Yet, I wanted to KNOW the God of whom I had heard.

I wanted to experience the God of the Golden Rule, to know the Christ who preached the Sermon on the Mount.  I wanted to have conversation with the One who had inspired praise from the lips of the shepherd boy.  I needed to know the reason for the cruel cross of Jesus Christ and the miracle of His resurrection.  But more than knowledge, I wanted to share in the love that I had been told was the very substance of the God whom I worshiped.

In my quest to satisfy this longing I joined an inter-denominational Bible study group.  There I was introduced to the word of God in a way that opened my understanding, as it had never been before – much to my delight!  I began to read and study the Bible with an intensity that kept increasing.  The more I read the more I hungered. 

Unbeknownst to me, several women in the group began to pray for my Spiritual baptism with the evidence of tongues.  Such a thing was never addressed in my church, and it was not something that I had expected to experience.  Then it happened!  In my kitchen – all alone – strange words began to pour from my lips, first in song, then in praise.  How astounding!  I had never before heard prayer language but this I could not refute.  I knew it was from God.

After this event and the continued use of the new language, the longing and need for fellowship with this fresh identity of the Lord became more intense.  Upon the invitation of a friend in whom I had confided my “awakening”, I joined an intercessory prayer group.  There, one woman began to speak by way of the Spirit of a revelation that was coming if each one would allow the Spirit of Truth freedom to teach individually.  Therefore, I separated from the group and was set aside to await the promised teaching.  I began to rise very early each morning, as I knew Jesus had, to make myself available to the words spoken in the hours before dawn.

The teaching came and continues to come!  Now it is time to give the revelation that has been shown to me to all who have ears to hear.  What I am bringing to you is but a foretaste of the truth that has been rendered to my understanding in the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit into my being.  My intention is to mete out this word with the grace in which it has been given to me – not too much at a time and with gentleness.

As you read you will notice the different styles and approaches the Lord takes in clearing the understanding of His children.  At times it is with a wealth of words and at others, only one.  As my expertise in receiving from my Mighty Friend has increased His method has become one of simply causing me to know a thing.  Complete blocks of knowledge spring forth.  Occasionally I am unable to put this understanding into words, but always the recreated spirit within bears witness to what is being brought forward.

The format that I have chosen to present this gift of TRUTH to you is the same as was used to bring it to me: the LORD spoke, and I discovered.  Understanding came through searching the scriptures and by prayerful meditation.  You will find that often the same topic is discussed more than once.  This repetitive style helped me to be firmly grounded in the revelation presented; therefore I have used that method here.

For clarity to the reader I have chosen to use upper-case print for the Voice of the Lord, italics for Scripture, and lower-case print for my words.  In the instances when knowledge of an area has come to me without words I have taken the privilege of forming this understanding into words written in the upper case – Voice of the Spirit.

All that is presented here for your discernment has been brought to me quietly and by a personal experience with the Spirit of the Lord.  No other person has been involved in the opening of this word to me.  [I do however know there are others who have received an identical word in much the same way.]

Now, let me call your attention to this excerpt of Scripture:

Hebrews 8:10-12:“This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord.  “I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts, I will be their God and they will be my people.  No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.  For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

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There is one thing more that I must say to you:  Give close attention to the words in this book, for the Christ of God selected them.  I am not speaking only of the over-all message but also of individual words.  In them are woven profound beauty and continuity to enhance your understanding and bring you joy.

CHAPTER ONE

1983 – SET FREE

John 8: The Children of Abraham 31] To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my

teaching, you are really my disciples. 32] Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

36] So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

WE ARE BOUND TOGETHER AS ONE.  YOU WILL SPEAK THE WORDS THAT I WILL GIVE YOU.  THESE WORDS WILL PRECLUDE ALL PREVIOUS UNDERSTANDING. ONLY THE TRUTH THAT YOU HAVE WILL REMAIN:  JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD AND SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.

FEAR NOT, THINGS WILL BE AS I HAVE TOLD YOU.  THIS WORK WILL GO FORWARD.

These words marked the beginning of my encounter with the Spirit of Truth, who Jesus has promised would lead us into all truth.  Day after day words have been spoken to rearrange my mind and to transform my soul.

PEACE, PEACE, MY PEACE IS UPON YOU.

THE OBEDIENCE OF THOSE I HAVE CHOSEN IS SO IMPORTANT NOW.  THE TURNING OF EVENTS IS RESTING ON OBEDIENCE.  EACH ONE TURNS IN HIS TURN, EXCHANGING POSITIONS, MOVING AS EACH IS MOVED. NOT AHEAD OF ME BUT IN TIME, IN TIME.  EVERYONE MUST OBEY NOW.  ONE DISOBEDIENT CHILD CAN STYMIE THE MOVE.  DON’T LET THAT ONE BE YOU.

THOSE I HAVE CHOSEN ARE OBEDIENT.  THAT IS WHY THEY HAVE BEEN CHOSEN.  THEY HAVE SHOWN ME THEY ARE WILLING AND EAGER TO OBEY.  THESE DAYS ARE EXCITING TIMES – THE CULMINATION OF ALL THINGS THAT HAVE GONE BEFORE, THE CLIMAX, THE PINNACLE OF EVENTS.

EVENTS AND TURNINGS ARE TIMED.  THEY MUST SYNCHRONIZE, ONE WITH THE OTHER.  THIS IS WHY OBEDIENCE IS SO IMPORTANT.

LET ME USE YOU THIS DAY.  TOGETHER WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO ALL THINGS.  THOSE WHO HAVE TURNED THEIR BACKS ON ME WILL WELCOME ME INTO THEIR LIVES NOW.  THE TIME OF AWAKENING IS HERE.  WHOLE LIMBS WILL BE RESTORED.  TISSUE AND BONE AND FLESH WILL BE RESTORED.  ZEST FOR LIVING WILL BE REGAINED.  THIS VIGOR WILL BE PUT TOWARD MY KINGDOM.  THE WATER WILL BE FRESHENED.  THE GREAT PUTTING DOWN OF THE FLESH IS AT HAND.  THE BODY WILL BE HEALED.

HEALING WILL BE COMPLETE WHEN THE HOLOCAUST OCCURS. Read Isaiah chapter 35

The healing that must be completed is of Christ’s body, which is the church.  The holocaust offering will signal the Feast of Tabernacles.  This is the Feast of Ingathering that is to occur at the time of the Final Harvest.  The Feast of Tabernacles is a Jewish festival and a type and shadow of the greater celebration to come.  The greater celebration will be at the turning of the age by the ultimate union of Christ and His church.  The sublime will have been accomplished in the obedience of those who willingly lay down the robe of the flesh to take up the sword of truth and don the garment of peace, which is righteousness.  That body which has been purified by obedience to truth is prepared through the processing for priesthood, and becomes the unprofaned flesh of the elect, the holocaust offering of the final Feast of Tabernacles.  They no longer live by the blood but by the spirit.

LOOK AT THE ELM LEAVES THAT COME OUT ON THE TREES IN THE SPRING.  THE GREEN SHOOTS THAT COME SOON FORM INTO THE SHAPE THAT THEY WILL HOLD.  THEIR STIPULATED STRUCTURE KEEPS THEM AS ONE STRONG PIECE.  SO IT IS WITH MY ELECT.  AS EACH ONE COMES FORTH IN MY STRENGTH ALL SUPPORT THE BODY.  ONE BROKEN RIB WEAKENS THE WHOLE.  BE BONDED TOGETHER AS THIS LEAF.  OBEDIENCE AND FAITHFULNESS PUT FORTH IN LOVE IS THE BONDING MATERIAL.  NOW IS THE TIME FOR THIS STRENGTH.

I find it most interesting to note the importance of one broken rib, remembering that Eve is called Adam’s rib.  The Spirit has taught me that Eve represents the soul.  It is the soul that must be captured by the recreated spirit and taught, retrained and brought into obedience to Christ before the resurrection of the dead in Christ can occur.

“For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.  But each in his own turn:  Christ, the first fruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.  Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power”  (1 Corinthians 15:22, 23)

THIS IS THE PINNACLE OF EVENTS.  I WILL MANIFEST MYSELF IN THE MIDST OF THE CONGREGATION, AND THIS COMMUNITY WILL SING MY PRAISES.

I ORDER YOUR STEPS – THE HOUSE OF THE LORD IS YOUR ETERNAL HOME.  YOU HAVE ARRIVED.  THERE IS NO STRIVING TO REACH THIS DESTINATION, ONLY A RESTING IN ME.

REACHING OUT IS MY MIGHTY ARM.  I AM PLUCKING THEM UP WHERE THEY HAVE FALLEN – MY SOLDIERS.  THEIR WEAPONS ARE SURE AND TRUE, MIGHTY IN POWER.  WIELD THEM AS A SWORD.  BEHEAD THE ENEMY.  LET THE FOE FALL IN HIS BLOOD.

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME CONCERNING THE UNRIGHTEOUS.  I HAVE MY OWN WAY OF DEALING WITH THEM.  DO NOT FEAR; I WILL BRING THEM IN.

THE SUPERNATURAL IS IN THE NATURAL.  THE ONLY WAY THAT YOU WILL SEE THE MANIFESTED BODY OF CHRIST IS IN HIS HEALED, UNITED, MANY-MEMBERED BODY.

“Repent, then, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you – even Jesus.  He must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophet”.  (Acts 3:19, 20)

The congregation where the Lord will manifest Himself is the joined body of the elect.  This is the New Holy Nation of Spiritual Israel, the community of people rising as one man – one mind, one will, and one purpose.  The Supernatural in the natural is the Lord enthroned in His temple to make all things new and bring time to its fulfillment.  (See Matthew 19:28 and Ephesians 1:10)

LONG BEFORE THINGS WERE BEFORE THE BEGINNING,

WHEN ALL SPACE WAS VOID WITHOUT ANY ENDING

THE SPIRIT OF GOD MOVED BEYOND THE BEGINNING.

NOW TIME IS CHANGING TO UNENDING,

AS IT WAS BEFORE THE BEGINNING.

ALL THAT WAS MOVES ALWAYS FORWARD

TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME THAT IS NOW

“Whatever is has been long ago, and whatever is going to be has been before; God brings to pass again what was in the distant past and disappeared”.  (Ecclesiastes 3:15)

I asked the Spirit of the Lord about the mystery concerning God and man in the time that is not recorded; also wanting to know how contemporary man is joined to that period.

THE MISSING LINK IS ENCLOSED WITHIN THE HEART OF THE EARTH.

MY SPIRIT MOVED BEYOND THE BEGINNING OF TIME, AS YOU KNOW IT.  WHAT ALWAYS WAS ALWAYS SHALL BE.  THERE IS NO BEGINNING TO THE ENDLESS SPIRIT OF GOD.  THE ANCIENTS MADE NO ATTEMPT TO UNCOVER THE SECRETS OF WHAT HAD BEEN BEFORE THEM, AND THE SHADOWS OF THE PAST WILL REMAIN SHADOWS IN THIS AGE.  WHEN ALL IS REVEALED, AND ALL TRUTH IS KNOWN, SO SHALL BE THE MYSTERIES OF UNFATHOMED TIME.

YOUR REVELATION IS IN THE NOW.  THE THINGS TO BE SHOWN TO YOU ARE FOR THESE DAYS.  THIS IS THE ERA THAT CRAVES THE ATTENTION OF THE PROPHET’S UNDERSTANDING.  I HAVE CALLED YOU TO THE UNVEILING OF THE TIME THAT IS NOW.

MY WILL IS FOR THE REVELATION PERTAINING TO THE RETURNING OF MAN TO HIS FATHER AND THE SON TO HIS KINGDOM IN EARTH.  LOOK FOR THE EVENTS TO OCCUR THAT ARE CLEARLY MARKED AS WRITINGS OF REVELATION.  THE WORDS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN AND ARE REVEALED UNTO THE VESSELS OF MY CHOOSING.

THE TIME IS RIPE AND THE STRANDS OF THE AGES HAVE MOVED TO THE NOW THAT IS HERE.  THE EPOCH IS UPON MANKIND THAT WILL WITNESS THE APPEARING OF THE KING OF GLORY.

The soul of man is the treasure chest within the heart of the earth.  The jewels of all knowledge and understanding in God’s wisdom are waiting to be placed there.  But without the nourishment of the Holy Spirit the soul will atrophy, and knowledge will fade away without truth being revealed to man.  Man searches for truth in the strength of his own knowledge but that tree has no seed-bearing fruit – only logic.

Now is the time when the Wisdom of the Lord will reveal to His chosen all that cannot be comprehended in man’s own understanding.  It is to the called out remnant that He speaks of the mysteries of His kingdom, thus bringing all that was in darkness into the light.

The Kingdom of God is upon us.  The elect have been prepared through the concerted effect of the season of Christ’s indwelling.  Hindrances have been removed making way for the connecting link to man’s beginnings to be found and joined through the Revelation of Christ to His church.

“Everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible.  This is why it is said: ‘“Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’”  (Ephesians 5:13, 14)

THIS IS THE TURNING.  I AM TURNING WHAT HAS BEEN ON THE INSIDE TO THE OUTSIDE.  WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED ALL OF THE FULLNESS OF ME, WHEN FAITH AND LOVE HAVE COME TOGETHER, THIS IS THE NEW CREATION – THE NEW CREATURE WHO WALKS.  THE PERFECT FORM IS IN THE MANIFESTATION OF FAITH AND LOVE COMING TOGETHER IN THE MANY MEMBERED BODY OF CHRIST.  THIS IS THE NEW MAN I WANT ON THE OUTSIDE.  THIS TURNING IS REVERSING THE CURSE.

Christ is our hope of glory.  When He has been formed in us and self is dead, we will see Him as He is.  Then it will no longer be we who live but Christ, for HE IS LIFE.  Christ will appear in glory with those who long for His appearing because He has become their LIFE.

Before, when people looked at Jesus they saw a man – the Body of the LIVING WORD.  When Christ again appears people will look at a man and see Jesus – THE LIVING WORD in His body.

“Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.  Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.  The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.  Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps (Psalms 85:10-13. See Romans 13:14; Galatians 2:20 and Colossians 3:3, 4)

THE TRIBULATION IS FOR THE SAINTS.  AS THE RAPTURE OCCURS, SO DOES THE TRIBULATION.  THE RAPTURE IS THE RAISING UP OF THE SAINTS AS CHRIST RISES IN THEM.  THE TRIBULATION FREES THE WORLD OF SIN.   BOTH ARE INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE SALVATION OF THE WORLD.

“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day”  (John 6:54)”

“And the lawless one will be revealed, who the Lord Jesus Christ will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming”.  (2 Thessalonians 2:8)

At this point the Lord began to show me Matthew, chapter 24.  Always His directions have been:

SEEK TO KNOW, ENDEAVOR TO FIND OUT.  THE BENEFITS OF THE MIND OF CHRIST ARE TRUTH WITHOUT COMPROMISE, STRENGTH WITHOUT FEAR.  I WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL WISDOM.

THE MOVEMENT AT HAND IS ONE OF GREAT MAGNITUDE.  IT SWEEPS OVER THE LAND AS A CLOUD ENVELOPING IT.  THE THUNDER OF MY POWER WILL BE KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE.  DO NOT LOOK AROUND TO SEE FROM WHENCE IT COMES – IT COMES FROM WITHIN YOU.  MY VESSELS ARE POURING IT OUT.

THE CONTINUANCE AND FORM OF THE WORLD IS IN JEOPARDY.  THE OCCLUSION OF THE SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS MOVES AS THE MOLTEN GRANITE FLOWS, FILLING GAPS, CLOSING HOLES.  SLIDING BOULDERS COLLIDE.

This word of the Spirit of the Lord left me mystified.  I did, however, “seek to know, endeavor to find out.”  In my spirit I knew that it had to do with the Church of the Firstborn as spoken of in Hebrews 12:22-24.  Even though I did a word study, it was several years before I had a clear understanding.

CONTINUANCE:  A remaining in place, position or state.

FORM:  Intrinsic character, established way of behavior.

JEOPARDY:  Risk, danger, peril

OCCLUSION:  Closing, obstruction; shut out.

SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS:  Structure or groups close enough together to be considered a unit; hidden under the surface of the earth, secret undercover arrangement of parts that join.

MOLTEN GRANITE:  Lava-like.  [Granite is the strongest of stone and may be polished to a high sheen.]

SLIDING BOULDERS:  Detached, worn rock slipping and gradually passing out of power.

COLLIDE:  Come into violent contact; conflict; clash.

The Church of the Firstborn is coming together as the living stones rise up.  One by one they are joined.  This is Jerusalem, the New Jerusalem that has not yet been seen.  Spiritual Jerusalem has been hidden from the natural eye for only the spiritual eye can discern it.  But as all of the godliness that is in mankind is turned over to His righteousness, the eruption of the Kingdom of God shall take place, and the abomination that makes the world desolate shall be removed when it is revealed.  As this body of people advances upon the world they are like molten granite, covering all that is in their path.  All that is of the world system will be struck on its foundation, tumble and slide away as if it had never been.

Nothing within the system of the world can survive this move.  But the Kingdom of God will solidify and become strong and solid.  It will stand as a rock filling the whole earth gleaming like polished stone.  (See Daniel 2:31-35)

I AM THE LORD, YOUR GOD.  I CHANGE NOT.  MY WORDS GO FORTH TO INSTRUCT MY OWN.  AS I FILL YOU WITH THE WORD, YOU ARE THE WORD IN THIS DAY.  MY WAY OF DOING THINGS IS COMING INTO THE WORLD NOW.  NEVERMORE WILL POVERTY IN THE HEART OF MAN STEAL AWAY THE BLESSINGS OF HIS ETERNAL SOUL.  MISTAKES OF THE PAST WILL NOT BE CARRIED OVER INTO THE FUTURE. 

LET THE WORDS THAT POUR FROM YOUR LIPS BE MY WORDS.  AS THEY COME FORTH THEY SHALL TAKE FORM AND PRODUCE THE BODY.  THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD WILL BE WON FOR ME.

“Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ.  For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.  They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.  Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them!  But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you!  He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”  (Revelation 12:10-12)

As you continue to read this book and seek the Face of God, you will find more understanding concerning this passage of Scripture.

BEHOLD, I DO A NEW THING.

CHAPTER TWO

1984 – THE OPEN DOOR

Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven.

And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said,

“Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”

“What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath – prepared in advance for glory – even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?  As he says in Hosea:  “’Those who were not my people I will call my people, and her who was not my beloved I will call my beloved.’  (Romans 9:22-27)

From the beginning of time the Lord has prepared as the inheritance of His Son those who will gloriously walk in the array of His righteousness. We cannot know that we are one of these until we begin to listen as He speaks.  He will go to great lengths to get the attention of one so chosen.

READ PAGE 293: READ AND UNDERSTAND.  (Command as I prayed.)

I held on my lap a particular Bible in which on page 293 was 1 Peter 1:22-2:17.  I inscribe those words here for they are for His servants in this Day:

“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, form the heart.  For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.  For all men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.  And this is the word that was preached to you.

“Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy and slander of every kind.  Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

“As you come to Him, the living Stone – rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him – you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  For in Scripture it says:  “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”

“Now to you who believe, this stone is precious.  But to those who do not believe, ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone,” and, “A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.’  They stumble because they disobey the message – which is also what they were destined for.

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

“Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

“Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.  Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

“Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.  For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.  Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.  Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king”.

The above passage of Scripture was the basis for teaching in 1984.

THIS LAND IS MY LAND.  THE COMING CHANGES ARE FOR THE BENEFIT OF MY CHOSEN.  THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL NOT PERISH.  THE LIVING WORD WILL ACCOMPLISH THE FINAL WORK IN THE WORLD – THE DOMAIN OF MANKIND.  HE WILL BE RETURNED TO MY DESIGN – THE FULLNESS OF THE POWER AND GLORY OF GOD.  HE WILL SHINE WITH THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF HIS HEART AND THE PURITY OF HIS MOTIVATION.  YES, THIS CREATED SON OF MINE IS AT LONG LAST RETURNING TO THE FULLNESS OF FELLOWSHIP WITH HIS FATHER.

The land is the land of individual lives. He is, after all, Creator and Owner of he land.  We are but the husbandmen of the earth of our lives.

WHERE THE WHEAT AND THE TARES GROW TOGETHER, THE WORD WILL DIVIDE THEM.  THIS WILL JUST OCCUR.  THE WORD MUST BE SPOKEN.  THE WHEAT RECEIVES, THE TARES REJECT.  DO NOT TRY TO CUT AWAY THE TARES – JUST MOVE AMONG THEM.  THE WORD WILL DO THE WORK.

“For the word of God is a living thing, active and more cutting than any sword with a double edge, penetrating to the very division of soul and spirit, joints and marrow – scrutinizing to the very thoughts and conceptions of the heart.”  (Hebrews 4:12, Moffatt Bible.)

As the word cuts through the flesh to the place where the soul came away from the spirit, one’s heart is circumcised.  This penetration by the word allows entrance of the Spirit who brings life to our eternal souls.  Upon the heart of flesh is then written God’s message of love bringing unity once more for the spirit and soul.  Land is thus won for the Lord.

RISE UP AND TAKE POSSESSION OF THE LAND!  NOW IS THE TIME TO LET THE SPIRIT TAKE CONTROL OF ALL THINGS.  DO NOT HINDER THIS WITH THE FLESH.  FALLING AWAY NOW ARE THE CARES OF THE WORLD.  THE CARES BECOME AS NOTHING.  AS YOU GO ABOUT IN THE NATURAL REALM PERCEIVE THAT IT HAS MERGED WITH THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT.  SEE AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE SPIRIT BRINGS UNITY.

SALVATION UNTO GLORY:

FIRST THERE IS A TEARING AWAY OF THE FAT.  THIS IS THE PART THAT NO ONE WANTS IN HIS LIFE.  THEN COMES THE SCRATCHING AWAY AT THE SURFACE – THE THINGS THAT ARE LYING ON THE TOP OR ONLY LIGHTLY EMBEDDED.  NEXT COMES THE TIME WHEN THE HAMMER AND CHISEL ARE APPLIED.  THIS ACTION REMOVES THE THINGS THAT HAVE BECOME PART OF YOUR LIFESTYLE OVER THE YEARS.  SOMETIMES THE WOUND MAY BLEED AND WILL HAVE TO HEAL.  IT IS SOON COVERED OVER WITH NEW TISSUE – LOVELY AND PURE.

WHILE ALL OF THIS WORK IS GOING ON THE POLISHING HAS BEGUN.  STILL, THERE IS A DEEPER WORK TO BE ACCOMPLISHED – THE PURGING OF THE SOUL.  NOW THIS IS THE WORK THAT LEADS TO THE NARROW PATH – THE WAY IN WHICH YOU CANNOT MOVE FROM SIDE TO SIDE OR LOOK BACK.  THE WORK AT THIS TIME IS DONE COMPLETELY FROM WITHIN.  YIELDING TO THIS SINGLE PURPOSE IS REQUIRED.  THIS IS THE TIME WHEN MY CHILDREN MUST WALK IN PERFECT OBEDIENCE, NOT RETURNING TO THE PAST BUT MOVING EVER FORWARD, EYES ALWAYS UPON ME.  AS THE REFINING FIRE BURNS WITHIN, THIS IS THE COMPLETE AND FINAL CLEANSING APPLIED AND WORKED OUT BY THE HOLY SPIRIT OF ALMIGHTY GOD.  WHEN THE WORK IS FINISHED THE CLAY POTS WILL SHINE LIKE THE SUN – THE SON!

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The priesthood of a believer is the birthright of one who is born again by the Spirit.  However, this birthright must be claimed by one’s soul coming into agreement with his recreated spirit.  This then is the spirit taking possession of the land.  Before the body of Christ assumes its position as a kingdom of priests all dominion, authority and power in the world must become a footstool for Christ.  Those who revere the name of the Lord will trample under every wicked thing in their individual lives as they claim the land of the soul into the domain of the recreated spirit.

THE REFINING FIRE IS EMPLOYED IN THE FINISHING OF ALL CLAY VESSELS THAT POUR OUT THE WATER FOR DRINKING.  THIS IS NOT PUNISHMENT BUT PERFECTING.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.  And those he predestined, he also called; those he called he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified” (Romans 8:28)

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MY DEAR ONES, YOU ARE CONFINED IN THE BODIES THAT YOU MUST HAVE TO MOVE UPON THE EARTH. BUT THIS HINDRANCE NEED NOT STOP YOU.  JUST BE HIDDEN IN ME AND WE SHALL MOVE AS ONE.  THERE IS NO BARRIER THAT CANNOT BE CROSSED, NO OBSTACLE THAT CANNOT BE MOVED.  I AM THE POWER THAT PLACED ALL THINGS IN PROPER ORDER – ALL TURNINGS AND EVENTS IN THEIR PLACE; STAY WITH ME.  MOVE IN OBEDIENCE, ALWAYS IN TIME.  DO NOT TARRY.

THE BLESSINGS THAT I AM IMPARTING ARE BEYOND COMPARE.  YOU HAVE WEALTH UNTOLD.  MY GOLD AND SILVER CANNOT BE MELTED DOWN BUT STAND FOR THEIR INTENDED USE. 

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TROUBLED WATERS RUSH ABOUT THE ROCKS, SMOOTHING THE EDGES UNTIL ALL ARE REFINED AND READY TO BE USED.

AS YOU STAY IN THE WORD YOUR SPIRIT IS GROWING TO FILL ALL OF THE SPACE AVAILABLE.  SOON THE SHELL YOU OCCUPY WILL JUST FALL AWAY AND FREE THE PART OF YOU THAT LONGS FOR THE FULLNESS AND THE GOODNESS OF ME.  THE FLESH CANNOT BIND THE SPIRIT WHO HAS BEEN FREED.  AS YOU MOVE INTO THIS AREA THE INSURMOUNTABLE WILL YIELD TO JOY.  THE DAY HAS BEGUN.  THE TIME IS NOW TO LET ALL THINGS OF THE PAST BE COMPLETELY SWALLOWED UP IN THE GREATNESS OF THIS AGE.

AS YOU DELVE EVER DEEPER INTO THE TRUTH I WILL REVEAL MORE AND MORE TO YOU.  IT WILL BECOME PART OF YOU – YOUR LIFE’S BLOOD.  YOU WILL TRANSFUSE THIS MAGNIFICENT TRUTH TO THE HEARTS OF OTHERS. 

THE JOY IS HERE — THE WANDERING CAN CEASE.  THE TIME OF SEARCHING IS THROUGH.  ALL IS LAID OUT AS AN OPEN BOOK.  IT IS WRITTEN — NOW THE FULFILLING.

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THIS IS A PROFOUND REVELATION:

NEW BIRTH: THE REENTRANCE OF THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST INTO THE SPIRIT OF MAN.

RESURRECTION: THE SPLENDID ARRIVAL OF THE VESSELS INTO THE HOLY OF HOLIES.

HOLY CITY:  THE EXEMPLARY FACT OF THE CHILDREN BECOMING ONE IN CHRIST AS THEY ARE BUILT UP IN THE SPIRIT OF THE MOST HIGH GOD.

RUDIMENTARY THOUGHTS OF THE DIVINE MAJESTY OF ALMIGHTY GOD RACE THROUGH YOUR MIND.  I WILL GIVE YOU A CLEARER PICTURE OF MY LIKENESS.  YOUR SOUL TREMBLES AT THIS BUT YOUR SPIRIT IS DELIGHTED.

We stand before the Lord as a mirror, a reflection of what we believe Him to be.  But until we see Him as He really is we cannot be like Him.  A reflected image is a reversed likeness of the original.  When we merely reflect Christ a distorted image is shown to the world.  We must behold Him face to Face to know Him as He truly is.  Then, with unveiled faces we will bear His likeness and our service will be changed to obedience to revealed TRUTH.  In the world we shall become as He is as we move from glory to glory.

I WANT ALL OF MY CHILDREN TO REACH FOR HEIGHTS JUST BEYOND THEM.  TO REMAIN IN ANY LEVEL IS TO WITHER.  TO PRODUCE THE FRUIT ONE MUST CONTINUE TO FEED ON THE WORD AND BE NOURISHED BY MY SPIRIT.

THE STUMBLING BLOCK OF TRADITION MUST BE REMOVED.  THE HINDRANCE OF DENOMINATIONS MUST GO.  UNITY IN ME WILL BRING THE STRENGTH NEEDED FOR THIS TIME.

CALCULATE THE DAYS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST AS THE WINNING ADVANTAGE THAT TAKES YOU FROM GLORY TO GLORY.

I AM THE BEGINNING AND THE END.  I DO NOT HESITATE TO FULFILL WHAT I HAVE DESIGNED.  MY LEADING WILL BRING ABOUT ALL THAT IS OF ME.  WHEN MY CHILDREN COOPERATE THE MOVE WILL BE SWIFT.  WHEN THEY LINGER AND FALL BACK THE FULFILLMENT IS STYMIED BUT NOT STOPPED.

MY CHILDREN, MY OWN CHILDREN HAVE SO MISCONSTRUED THE WRITTEN WORD THAT THEIR UNDERSTANDING IS IN TURMOIL.  THE FULFILLMENT OF THESE THINGS SHOULD NOT BE LOOKED AT IN THE NATURAL REALM BUT IN THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT.  I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND KNOW WHAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN BEFORE BUT HAS REMAINED A MYSTERY.

“We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.  No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.  None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.  However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” – but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit” (1 Corinthians 2:6-9)

THESE DAYS ARE AS BITTER WINE IN THE MOUTHS OF THOSE WHO DWELL IN THE FOREST, BUT THEY ARE AS HONEY TO THOSE WHO ARE BEARING THE FRUIT OF THE VINE.

“I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”  (John 15:5)

THE ROAD THAT YOU ARE SET UPON IS SO NARROW THAT BY YOUR OWN EFFORT OR DETERMINATION YOU COULD NOT STAY WITHIN ITS LINES.  BUT AS YOU ARE CAPTURED IN ME I WILL CAUSE YOU TO WALK WITH EASE – NEVER WAVERING, NOT FAILING.

THE DAWN OF THIS DAY IS THE MIGHTY OCCURRENCE THAT HAS BEEN NEEDED IN THE AGES PAST BUT HAS NOT BEEN ALLOWED BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF UNDERSTANDING WITHIN MY CHILDREN OF THE EARTH.

TEARS ARE SHED AND BODIES ARE SACRIFICED IN THE YIELDING TO THIS DAY.  THE WAY IS NOT EASY BUT VICTORY IS SECURE IN ME.  DO NOT HATE THE PATH UPON WHICH YOU WALK FOR IT OPENS TO ENTRANCE INTO THE NEW JERUSALEM.  AS YOU CONTINUE TO WALK IN OBEDIENCE YOU WILL SEE THE CHANGES TAKE PLACE.

THE KING OF GLORY REIGNS SUPREME IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE SELECTED VESSELS WHO ARE UNDER THE FIRE OF PERFECTION BROUGHT ABOUT IN THE PROCESS OF SANCTIFICATION.  THE GOODNESS OF THE FATHER WILL BE THE DOMINATING FORCE IN THE SURRENDERED CLAY POTS.  THE SPIRIT WITHIN THEM SHALL POSSESS THE LAND THAT WAS PROMISED SO LONG AGO.  THE CANAAN OF THIS DAY FAR SURPASSES THAT OF THE ANCIENT PAST.  THE SPIRIT SHALL DO POSSESSION OF THIS LAND.  YOU CANNOT FAIL.  THE VICTORY IS SEALED.

THE EARTH, THE EARTH IS IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION.

AS THE RECREATED SPRIT WITHIN YOU MATURES, THE CLAY POT, WHICH IS THE RECEPTACLE FALLS AWAY AND THE SPIRIT SOARS.  IT IS TIME FOR THIS OCCURRENCE.  LET THE RECREATED SPIRIT HAVE THE LEAD IN ALL THINGS.  LOVE MUST HAVE HER PERFECT WAY.  MANY POTSHERDS WILL BE LEFT IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION.

The Valley of Decision is called Jehoshaphat.

The Father has a perfect plan to develop and it is fast coming into focus.  In this Day we must be attentive to every motion being put forward from the realm of heaven.  When we hesitate to submit to the movement of the recreated spirit we throw a stumbling stone in our own pathway.

Today, if you hear His voice, fall back into Christ and enter the Sabbath rest remaining.  The call in this Day, which is called TODAY, is to step where the Father steps, speak as He speaks and do what we see the Father doing.  It is the only way that Canaan will be gained.  What the Hebrew nation did only in part must fully be accomplished through the soul’s acquiescence to the recreated spirit – becoming one again in Christ.

Remember that we were separated from God in our lost and undone condition; excluded from the Kingdom of God – without hope in the world.  But we have been included through the poured out blood of Jesus and the continuing presence of the Holy Spirit.  What God ordered, Jesus Christ has ordained.  What He has ordained, He will establish.  The Kingdom of God shall become in earth as it is in heaven.  This is the Canaan that must be entered while we abide in the bosom of the Father.  The over-spreading of righteousness will increase until all are enveloped and heaven and earth have become one.

“In keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. (1 Peter 3:13)

BEFORE YOU IS A LESSON IN FAITH.  THIS PATH IS VERY NARROW.  IT IS LIKE A ROPE STRETCHED OVER AN ABYSS.  THE SAFETY IS IN ME.  DO NOT FEAR; ALL IS WELL.  YOU SHALL SUCCEED.  I DO NOT PUT MY OWN FORWARD WITHOUT PROVIDING.  MY ARMS ARE HOLDING YOU UP.  FROM THIS TIME YOU WILL EMERGE STRONG AND COMPLETE IN ME. 

THE LESSON OF FAITH IS TO WALK IN LOVE.

IN EXISTENCE NOW IS THE FORCE THAT DRIVES FAITH THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE.  THE TRAVELING OF THIS FORCE IS NOT ERRATIC BUT RIGHT ON TARGET.  THE TRACK IT WILL TAKE IS LAID OUT AND FIRMLY FIXED.  THIS NETWORK OF FAITH WILL DRAW WITHIN ITS AREA, THUS REACHING ALL.  THE DRIVING, MOVING, POWERFUL FORCE IS LOVE.  YES, FAITH IS MOVED BY LOVE.  THIS WAS NOT MEANT TO BE A SECRET, ALTHOUGH THE LACK OF ITS OPERATION IN THE WORLD HAS MADE IT SEEM SO.

A YIELDED VESSEL IS MY POT OF GOLD.  WITHOUT SUCH AS THESE MY WORK ON EARTH COULD NOT BE ACCOMPLISHED.  WHEN LOVE POURS FROM THESE VESSELS THE MAGNIFICENT WORK COMES FORTH – LOVE AND THE WORD, LOVE AND HEALING.  ONLY THROUGH THE MANIFESTATION OF LOVE WILL THE CHANGES BE SEEN.

WHAT I HAVE FOR YOU TO DO HAS NOT BEEN DONE BEFORE EXCEPT WHEN JESUS WALKED AMONG MEN.  IT WILL BE LOVE IN OPERATION; LOVE RADIATING OUT.  THIS IS HOW I AM MOVING IN THESE DAYS – BY THE FORCE OF LOVE.  LOVE MAKES FAITH OPERATE WITHOUT ANY CONSCIOUS EFFORT.  WHEN PURE LOVE CONTROLS THE WONDERS DO NOT CEASE.

BEFORE WHEN MANY MIGHTY MIRACLES TOOK PLACE IT WAS BECAUSE OF SPECIAL ANOINTING.  I AM DOING THIS BY MY MIGHTY POWER.  THE POWER OF LOVE WILL DO THE WORK.  BECAUSE OF THE LOVE, NOT THE MIRACLES, BECAUSE OF LOVE PEOPLE WILL BE DRAWN TO THE LORD.

POWER

GOD’S POWER IS LOVE.

GOD’S LOVE IS POWER.

GOD IS LOVE.

Yielding completely to God in all things will bring forth His love in our lives.  As we walk in this perfect love united in the body of Christ all love is available to us.  The power of love working through this body brings about the turning so desired.

THE MYSTERY OF GOD IS LOVE!

Only by God’s love can the body of Christ be made manifest together in the world.  Only through this body can God’s love operate in the fullness of power in the world.

Love is not merely being polite or in control.  It is letting the full thrust of the nature of God come forth in power from each individual of the corporate body of Christ.  God has spread His love abroad in our hearts to be given away.  It is in the giving that the power is known. 

THE RESURRECTION POWER IS LOVE!

AS YOU WALK IN THE LOVE LIFE YOU WILL BE BLESSED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT OF MY PLEASURE.  YIELDING TO WALK IN LOVE WITH YOUR FELLOWMAN IS WHAT IS NEEDED.  IT WILL UNLOCK THE FAITH THAT IS BUILT UP WITHIN YOU.  MOVING BY LOVE IS OBEDIENCE TO YOUR FATHER.

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law.  The commandments, “Do not commit adultery”, ‘Do not murder’, ‘Do not steal’, ‘ do not covet’, and whatever commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule:  ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’.  Love does no harm to its neighbor.  Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”  (Romans 13:8-10)

“You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.  But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope.  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value.  The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love”.  (Galatians 5:4-6)

THE TURNING OF THE WAY BACK TO THE FATHER IS COMPLETE IN THE SPIRIT.  THE CHILDREN NEED NOT WANDER SEARCHING FOR TRUTH, FOR IT IS RIGHT AT THEIR DOOR.  NOW IS THE TIME FOR OBEDIENCE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT.  THE REMNANT OF THE ELECT MUST BE READY TO RESPOND TO MY MOVE WITHOUT QUESTION.

THERE IS AN OPENING FROM THE DARKNESS INTO THE LIGHT, AND THE CALLED-OUT ONES WILL SEE IT.  THEY WILL COME THROUGH.  THE WEAVING OF THE FABRIC OF OBEDIENCE TAKES COOPERATION OF THE INDIVIDUALS COMING TOGETHER AS ONE.  WHEN THIS IS ESTABLISHED THE CLOTH OF GOLD WILL BE SPREAD OVER ALL, AND THE BLESSINGS WILL BE REALIZED.

ALL WHO HAVE HAD A GLIMPSE OF THIS PERFECTION DESIRE THE PEACEFUL WAY OF MY KINGDOM.  THE CURTAIN IS BEING DRAWN ASIDE FOR YOU TO BEHOLD THE SPIRITUAL REALM.  NOW MORE MAY SEE AND RECEIVE UNDERSTANDING AND INSTRUCTION FOR THESE DAYS.  I WANT NONE TO SUFFER FOR LACK OF OPPORTUNITY TO ENTER INTO FELLOWSHIP WITH ME.  I DO NOT WITHHOLD THE TRUTH. MY CHILDREN ONLY FAIL TO AVAIL THEMSELVES OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW.

IT IS MY DESIRE, MY STRONG DESIRE FOR ALL OF MY CHILDREN TO BE ONE WITH ME (See John 17:21-24)

Many places in Scripture we find the Lord’s promise to reveal the secret treasures of the Kingdom of God to a particular people at a particular time.  Scholars have gone “to and fro” searching for truth, and all the while it has been available within all who walk by the recreated spirit.  When this revelation is known by all of the elect the elemental principles of the world will be overthrown in favor of holy righteousness in Godly men made perfect.

As we wait for this appearing of Christ in His flesh should we not be faithful to our hope that Christ in us is preparing us for glory?

THE COVENANT SHALL NOT BE BROKEN THAT IS SET BETWEEN ALMIGHTY GOD AND HIS CHILDREN.  THE REIGN OF CHRIST IN MANKIND WILL BRING ABOUT THE GLORIOUS CULMINATION OF THIS PROMISE.

THE LAND THAT FLOWS WITH MILK AND HONEY HAS BEEN REACHED ONLY IN PART IN THE NATURAL REALM. TO POSSESS THIS LAND REQUIRES PERFECT OBEDIENCE ON THE PART OF THE ELECT.  HALFHEARTED EFFORTS WILL NOT SUFFICE.  ONLY THE TRUE AND HARDY OF SPIRIT SHALL TRIUMPH.  THE TURNING OF THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS LEADING TO THIS VICTORY HAS BEEN SET.  YES, IT HAS EVEN OCCURRED.  THOSE WHO HAVE DROPPED THE TEMPTATIONS AND CARES OF THE WORLD TO FIND THE NARROW WAY HAVE MADE THE CHOICE OF QUALITY.

BECAUSE OF THE ADVENT OF THE SPIRITUAL AND NATURAL REALMS MERGING, MANY GREAT AND WONDROUS THINGS SHALL TAKE PLACE.  THE SPIRIT WILL QUICKEN THE MINDS OF MY CHILDREN.  YOU WILL HAVE UNDERSTANDING IN AREAS THAT BEFORE WERE A COMPLETE MYSTERY TO YOU.  THE ONES WHO BRING THE DESIGN FOR THE MACHINERY AND TOOLS OF THE WORLD ARE GOING TO HAVE BREAKTHROUGHS IN AREAS THAT HAVE ELUDED MEN FOR YEARS.  THE QUALITY OF THE PRODUCTIONS OF HUMANKIND WILL RISE.  WATCH! YOU WILL SAY, “THE LORD HAS TOLD ME THIS!”

THOSE OF THE LOWLIEST ESTATE TO THE HIGHEST WILL SEE THE GLORY OF THE FATHER.  I HAVE NO FAVORITES.  SOME OBEY ME MORE READILY THAN OTHERS, BUT MY LOVE AND CARE IS FOR ALL. 

I WANT MY CHILDREN TO PROSPER IN THE EARTH IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD.  I INTEND TO HAVE THE DOMAIN OF MAN RETURNED TO ITS ORIGINAL DESIGN.  THE TECHNOLOGY FOR CHANGE IS IN ME.  IT IS AT HAND.  YOU WILL SEE A GREAT TURNING OF EVENTS IN THE NATURAL AS WELL AS IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM.  DON’T YOU KNOW THAT THE ROOT, THE INTELLIGENCE FOR ALL ADVANCES IN THE WORLD HAS ALWAYS COME FROM ME?  MANY TIMES WHAT I HAVE GIVEN HAS BEEN MISUSED – PUT TO THE WRONG PURPOSE.  BUT THE INCREASE OF UNDERSTANDING IN ANY AREA WOULD NOT HAVE COME IF I HAD NOT BEEN THE SUPPLIER.

THIS IS THE MOVE OF THE SPIRITUAL INTO THE WORLD – INTO THE PLACE WHERE MY CHILDREN DWELL.  BEFORE, I HAD TO MOVE ABOVE THEM BUT NOW WE ARE ONE.  MAN IS GOING TO REALIZE WHERE HIS KNOWLEDGE IS COMING FROM.  HE WILL SEE THINGS HAPPEN IN SUCH A GLORIOUS WAY THAT HE WILL KNOW THE SUPERNATURAL IS IN THE NATURAL.  HE WILL RETURN TO HIS FATHER, BOWING BEFORE THE THRONE WITH LOVE.

NOW WALK IN THE HIGHEST REALM AND LOOK ABOUT YOU.  YOU WILL SEE THE THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING WITH YOUR SPIRITUAL EYES.  THE PROPHECY OF OLD IS TURNING TO THE FULFILLMENT OF THE NEW.

THE WAYS OF THE WORLD ARE CHANGING FAST, LIKE A WHIRLWIND.  THE RUSH OF THE SEASON APPROACHES.  THIS WHIRLWIND IS SWEEPING AWAY ALL THAT IS CROSSWISE TO THE WORK OF THE LORD, LEAVING BEHIND THE PERFECTION OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN ITS PLACE.  SEE THE WORKING OF THIS MIGHTY MIRACLE.  THE SANDS OF TIME TELL THE STORY.  ALL HAS BEEN WRITTEN IN REFERENCE TO TODAY.

“Do you not know?  Have you not heard?  Has it not been told you from the beginning?  Have you not understood since the earth was founded?  He brings princes to naught and reduces rulers of this world to nothing.  No sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take root in the ground, than he blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.”  (Isaiah 40:21, 23, 24)

STARS ARE RISING TO THEIR ASSIGNED PLACES.  THEIR BRIGHTNESS SHALL SHINE AND LIGHT THIS WORLD WITH MY GLORY!  THE PEACE THAT PASSES THE UNDERSTANDING OF MANKIND WILL BE THE DOMINANT FORCE FOR THESE DAYS.  LET THE SHOUTS OF JOY AND LAUGHTER RING OUT!  GATHER ALL WHO WILL COME INTO THE SAFETY OF MY SHELTER.  I AM STRETCHING OUT THE STAKES OF MY TENT.  THERE IS ROOM FOR ALL.

THE OIL OF BLESSING IS POURED UPON YOUR HEAD.  YOU WILL BE STEADFAST AND FIRM IN THE LORD YOUR GOD.  YOU WILL NOT FAIL.  YOU WILL NOT WAVER.  THE FIRM FOUNDATION IS FIXED FOR YOUR STANDING.

THE SPICES AND RARE PERFUMES ARE BROUGHT BEFORE YOU.  THEY ARE PRESENTED FOR THEIR INTENDED USE.  THE TIME FOR BURIAL IS AT HAND.  REJOICE!  YOU ARE THE OVERCOMER!  YOU HAVE THE VICTORY.

The spices and rare perfumes which the Lord gives may be compared to those used in ancient times for the preparation of a body for burial.  In the spiritual, as well as in the natural realm, they have properties to exact cleansing, purging and purifying work to prepare human flesh for burial.  The flesh must be dead to all who are anointed as a living sacrifice to the Lord.  The presentation of these substances alludes to the spikenard used by Mary of Bethany to anoint the head and feet of Jesus.  When his feet were anointed the aroma spread throughout the whole house.  The feet of the body of Christ must be so anointed in this DAY, and the whole house of God will be blessed!

RISING UP AT THIS TIME IS A STRUCTURE THAT WILL SHOW FORTH MY GLORY.  THIS IS NOT A STRUCTURE MADE BY HUMAN HANDS, NOR DESIGNED BY MAN.  THIS EDIFICE IS WHOLLY OF MY POWER, STRENGTH, DESIGN AND PURPOSE.  COUNT THE POLES AS THEY RISE.  YOU WILL SEE QUALITY UNKNOWN UNTIL THIS GENERATION.

STRUCTURE:  Arrangement of parts or constituent tissues or particles in a substance or body.

EDIFICE:  A structure, especially a large massive building such as a palace or a church.

POLES:  Staffs or rods held as symbols of authority, such as the scepters of kings.  Poles also describe the framework of a portable canvas structure.  The Lord is stretching out His tent.  (May also be seen as the pillars of the temple)

The structure being erected is the body of Christ, who is the Church of the First-born. The poles rising are representative of the triumph of the elect ruling as kings and lords over their land.  When Christ reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords, these poles will be erect, the structure of the church will be complete and the final celebration of Tabernacles will occur.

“Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God.”  (Revelation 3:12)

“They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is the Lord of lords and King of kings – and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”  (Revelations 17:14)

“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.  In him the whole building is joined.  And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.”  (Ephesians 2:19-21)

AS WE MOVE TOGETHER, YOU ARE ALWAYS PREPARED FOR WHATEVER YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES MAY PRESENT.  THE SOURCE OF ALL LOVE, UNDERSTANDING, WISDOM, COMPASSION AND PERFECTION IS YOUR STRENGTH AND SUPPLIER.

THE WAY OF THE WISE IS PAVED WITH GOLD AND PRECIOUS GEMS.  THE WAY OF THE DESTITUTE OF SPIRIT IS STREWN WITH TRASH AND GARBAGE.  WHY DO THEY NOT OPEN THEIR EYES AND EARS AND LEARN OF ME?  BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN SO LONG DECEIVED.  THEY HAVE FEAR OF UNMERITED KINDNESS.  THEIR MINDS CANNOT UNDERSTAND BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEIR SPIRITS.  WE MUST CAUSE THE LIGHT TO SHINE THERE.

THE SPIRIT OF GOD MOVES BY DIVINE DECREE, ENVELOPING LUST AND TURNING IT TO LOVE; GREED BECOMES POWERLESS, YIELDING ITS DOMAIN TO THE SPIRIT OF RELINQUISHMENT.

ALL I HAVE TOLD YOU SHALL COME TO PASS.  THESE ARE THE DAYS OF FULFILLMENT.  LET YOUR UNDERSTANDING NOW BE MY WISDOM.  DO NOT TRY TO DISCERN IN YOUR MIND WHAT I AM DOING OR WHAT DIRECTION TO TAKE.  THE SPIRIT SPEAKS TO SPIRIT.

THE SPILLING OF MY BLOOD IS THE REDEEMING FACTOR OF THE NEW COVENANT.  THE ROBES OF THE RIGHTEOUS ARE WASHED IN THE CRIMSON LIFE-GIVING BLOOD TO MAKE THEM THE GARMENTS OF HOLINESS.

GOING THROUGH YOUR VEINS NOW IS THE SUBSTANCE THAT GIVES LIFE TO YOUR MORTAL BODY.  LET ME EXCHANGE THIS LIFE FORCE FOR THE LIFE FORCE OF MY SPIRIT.  AS YOU GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF PUTTING AWAY THE MORTAL FOR THE IMMORTAL YOU WILL FIND THIS SUSTAINING LIFE MOVING THROUGH YOU, QUICKENING YOUR MORTAL FORM TO THE SUBSTANCE OF IMMORTALITY.

“Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes – who are they, and where did they come from?”  I answered, “Sir, you know.”  And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.  Therefore;

‘They are before the throne of God,

and serve him day and night in his temple;

and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them…’ (Revelation 7:14, 15)

JUST AS THE WORD BECAME FLESH AND DWELT AMONG MANKIND, SO NOW THE BODY OF CHRIST HAS BECOME THE WORD IN THIS DAY.  THE WORD IN THIS BODY WILL BE THE INSTRUMENT TO BRING THE FULFILLMENT OF MY DECREE:  “THE WORLD IS MINE AND I SHALL POSSESS IT”.  IT IS THE LIVING WORD WHO GIVES LIFE TO THE CONGRUENT BODY OF CHRIST.

The prophets of old foretold what Jesus would do and the truth He would say by use of parables. The twenty-fourth chapter of Matthew is comparing the appearance of the Son with the clouds of witnesses to the sun as it moves with the clouds from east to west.  The first light of dawn is but a glow in the horizon; by noon it has reached its zenith.  It continues to move across the sky reaching its highest point as the earth turns, hour-by-hour, until the whole world has had the benefit of the brightest shining of the sun at noonday.  God has given the Spirit of Christ to bring the Light of the Son to the world, and the way we experience Him determines the quality/quantity of our light.

I am endeavoring to speak plainly to you of what has been shown to me concerning the second advent of Christ’s appearing in the body prepared for Him.  Spirit speaks to spirit.  Therefore, much has been perverted and taught without truth-revealing Light.  We have been trying to understand in our finite minds things that the Spirit of God speaks only to the recreated spirit.  Because the Spirit has been given, those who have the Mind of Christ will allow the recreated spirit within to teach.

Everything has its season, even the things built by God.  When the time is ripe for Christ’s appearing all that has been built will be brought down in favor of the higher order.  The walk by the spirit will be finished. In his dissertation on LOVE, Paul clearly refers to the passing away of incomplete things in preference for the perfect.  (See 1 Corinthians 13) 

The return of Christ is not the same thing as His appearing.  Christ Jesus comes to us like a thief in the night to raise us up by way of His Spirit.  His appearing will be in His reformed body when Christ has become the life of our soul, just as He has said.  The body-of-many-members will show forth His glory, and He will be seen.  Not as one man in one place, but by the many who are in one accord shall the One Man be seen.  This is what the spirit bears witness to.  This is the purpose for which the seal of ownership keeps us.  The Spirit recreated within is the deposit guaranteeing the better thing that is to come.

TAKE THE THINGS YOU ARE LEARNING AND APPLY THEM INTO YOUR LIFE.  TO TEACH THIS TRUTH IS THE GOOD NEWS.  TO BENEFIT FROM IT IS THE BLESSING

THE ONES SELECTED TO CARRY TRUTH TO THE WORLD ARE COMING TOGETHER IN THEIR UNDERSTANDING.  AS I TEACH, THEIR SPIRITS RISE TO GREATER HEIGHTS TO BE USED BY ME.

The recreated spirit must train the mind, will and emotions – the realm of the soul.  Until the soul is trained and captured into the recreated spirit, the image of carnality works in and through the personality, which is seated in the soulish realm.  This is why we hear the term, “carnal christian”.  For this reason it is most important to allow the word to work within to prepare each one for greater use.

Paul wrote:  Be made new in the attitude of your minds; and put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

James scribed:  “A double-minded man is unstable in all he does….”

We must heed the wisdom of these men for they were servants of the Lord.

Late in 1984, the Spirit of the Lord began to identify the Festival of Lights, speaking these words: …THE OUTSHINING OF THE CHILDREN WHO COME THROUGH THE WAY OF THE PATH IN VICTORY – VICTORY IS IN THE RISING UP.  JOSHUA FORESHADOWED THIS.

The Festival of Lights is Hanukkah, the Feast of Dedication.  This celebration commemorates the purification, renewal and re-dedication of the temple to the worship of Almighty God.

We are called to the observance of this feast as we submit to the preparation necessary to yield our lives to the perfect will and purpose of God.  As we learn obedience to the TRUTH that has come to us we are purified and raised up to walk in love – the outshining of His glory, priests in the order of Melchizedek.

CHAPTETR THREE

1985 – COME ALIVE!

Christ Jesus. 12Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.

During a time of intense prayer on the first day of the New Year, in my spirit I was aware of a high trumpet sound that seemed to reverberate throughout the universe.  The words “ROSH HASHANA” were spoken into my understanding.

Rosh Hashana is called “A Day When the Horn Sounded”, and the sounding of the ram’s horn is to acclaim God as Ruler of the Universe.  This is the festival that ushers in the New Year and is a time of penitence. [The Jewish Community celebrates this Sabbath festival in September or October].  Rosh Hashana is preparation for the solemnity of the Days of Judgment – a time for spiritual re-awakening and repentance.  The liturgy of this occasion stresses God’s sovereignty and His willingness to forgive those who repent.

The Lord is calling us to a personal observance of this rite so that we will be prepared for the time just ahead.  Although we are judged as righteous by God because of the recreated spirit, Scripture tells us to judge ourselves so that we may learn righteousness before judgment is in all the earth.  An introspective view of our lives is needed as we examine our souls in the Light of the Standard of Christ Jesus.  The fitted garments of righteousness are prepared as we meet the measure of that Standard.

A PREPONDERANCE OF THE WORD OF TRUTH IS FORTHCOMING.

“Every good gift comes from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like the shifting shadows.  He chose to give us birth through the word of truth so we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.”   (JAMES 1:17, 18)

AS YOU ALLOW ME TO RISE HIGHER IN YOU AND YOU GROW UP IN ME THE TRANSFORMATION WILL JUST OCCUR.  BE OBEDIENT IN ALL THINGS.

WHEN THE BITTERSWEET DAYS OF YOUTH HAVE PASSED THE TIME FOR THE SAGE OF MATURITY ARRIVES.  THIS PROCESS CANNOT BE STOPPED.   IT IS THE WAY OF LIFE.  NOW IS THE TIME TO ALLOW THE DAYS OF MATURITY TO HAVE FULL SWAY.  DO NOT LOOK BACK AT THE WAYS OF YOUTH.  DO NOT REGRET WHAT HAS GONE BEFORE BUT LOOK FORWARD.  MUCH IS YET TO COME.

REPOSE

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.”

“Since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.  For we have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.  It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in because of their disobedience.

“If Joshua had given them that rest, God would not have spoken later about another day.  There remains, then a Sabbath rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rest from his own work, just as God did from his.”  (Hebrews 3:6; 4:1, 2, 8-10)

The rest, into which the Father is calling us is to be, is that of falling back into Him, no longer working for the Lord but allowing Him to propel us to do His perfect will and purpose.

THE FLESH CANNOT ENTER THE HOLY OF HOLIES.  NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE BREAKING AWAY.

It is not self-control that the Lord requires of us but self-dead.  Self merely under the control of obedience is liable to escape.  Self-rule taught by the world must die to be replaced by love for God.  This will happen when we put on Christ as we move into His bosom.

“I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, nor does the perishable put on the imperishable”.  (1Corinthians 15:50)

BEHOLD THE LORD!

Those who love the Lord constantly seek Him, but to behold Him is to see Him as He is.  We must put away all of our former impressions of God and allow Him to reveal Himself to us in all of His glory.  We must go past the place of our understanding and seek Him face to Face.  We need to experience the Lord so that we can magnify Him in all of His activities and ways.

Until we truly BEHOLD Him, we cannot be like Him.

KEEP YOUR EYES TO THE EAST

The east is the place of rising, and it is with the eyes of the recreated spirit that we may see this place.  The appearance of Christ on the Mount of Olives is not an occurrence to be witnessed by the natural eyes.  It is a phenomena seen only by the new creation.  Those who are firmly rooted in Christ are his clouds of witnesses and they will know His appearing.  He will appear just as He left – ascending in the clouds.  (See Acts 1:9-11 and 2 Peter 1:16-21)

DO NOT PARTAKE OF THE TABLE OF THE WORLD BUT OF THE TABLE I HAVE SPREAD BEFORE YOU.

“Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings.  It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by ceremonial foods, which are of no value to those who eat of them.  We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat.”  (Hebrews 13:9-10)

The Lord wants His elect to dine at His table and to drink the wine provided for the celebration of the Wedding of the Lamb.  To partake of the table that the Lord has laid is to partake of the Bread and Wine of His Life.  He is the Host of the table and the Repast from which we feed.  At His table all knowledge is opened to His own.  The ecstasy of His presence is revealed, the fullness of His life given.  Those who feed there shall rise in the excellence of His Power to shine as the sun [the Son].  The Word fully revealed shall be made manifest in his family.  At His table, all that is the death realm will be consumed by LIFE.

“I am to be the only inheritance that priests have.  You are to give them no possession in Israel; I will be their possession.  They will eat the grain offerings, the sin offerings and the guilt offerings; and everything in Israel devoid to the LORD will belong to them.  The best of all the first fruits and of all your special gifts will belong to the priests.  You are to give them the first portion of your ground meal so that a blessing may rest on your household.  The priests must not eat anything, birds or animal, found dead or torn by wild animals.”  (Ezekiel 44:28-31)

WHEN YOU REMOVE SOMETHING FROM THE LAND, PLANT IT BACK.  THIS IS HOW YOU WILL SEE THE FRUIT OF YOUR TOIL.

TOIL:  a snare that is like a network.

The word is the seed that has been planted in the land of our lives.  We harvest the fruit of this implanted word continuously through faith.  Each time a revelation of truth or fruit of the indwelling Spirit springs up we pluck it and enjoy the refreshing fruit.  But we must know that no single benefit is the final harvest.

Out of every harvest of the word there is seed to be planted back.  We must break up the soil of our lives and plant back the seed of the crop we have so enjoyed.  Plant back love, the first fruit of the implanted word to be harvested, and love will bring forth all of the other Spiritual Fruits.  Faith has stored the Spiritual Fruit, and faith is moved by love.

As the word is planted in each soul a network of faith is being laid throughout the universe.  This network is a snare where it is laid, as love grows, faith is activated, capturing every evil thing and transforming them to the righteousness of God through Christ.

“Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.“  (Hebrews 11:6)

EXTRAPOLATE.  BRING WHAT YOU LEARN OVER INTO THE THIRD CHAPTER – TODAY!

To extrapolate is to take the expertise or knowledge gained from an explored area, and through the understood, existing continuity use it in an unexplored field.

The shadows of old are shattered in the revelation of the Day that is TODAY.  Shadows were cast by the truth that has existed since the beginning of time, but TRUTH itself was not seen because of unprepared hearts.  Jesus Christ came fulfilling types and shadows in the flesh of His body and then presented His Spirit to lead us into all truth.  So now when we read the Old Testament we can understand what is being spoken to us from there.  This is the way the Lord is teaching now.  Extrapolate!  Let the Spirit lead.

“’I the Lord do not change.  So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.  Ever since the time of your forefathers you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them.  Return to me, and I will return to you,’ says the LORD Almighty.

“But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’

“’In tithes and offerings.  You are under a curse – the whole nation of you – because you are robbing me.  Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.  Test me in this,’ says the LORD Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the flood gates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.  I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,’ says the LORD Almighty.  ‘Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,’ says the LORD Almighty.”  (Malachi 3:6-12)

“For the Lord’s portion are his people, Jacob his allotted inheritance.”  (Deuteronomy 32:9)

When you give yourself to the Lord you have given your tenth; He will provide the remaining ninety percent as He brings you to perfection.

THE REDEEMED SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.

Through faith righteousness is imputed.

“Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness”.  (Romans 4:3)

Faith is wholehearted reliance on God’s promises and is the means of issuing in righteousness.  We are justified through faith, not because of it.  Imputed righteousness is God’s grace.  Faith is not the grounds for justification.  It is the way of it!

THIS IS THE TRANSFORMATION.

The word is sown in the man of flesh to raise up the man of the spirit.  As we re-focus our vision from the things of the world to Christ we will be changed.  We will be changed from the most infinitesimal part of our inner being to our outer shell.

“And we, who with unveiled faces all contemplate the Lord’s glory; we are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit”.  (2 Corinthians 3:18)

The word planted in the human spirit is Christ, the Living Word.  He does not come to conform to His surroundings but to change the place of His abode to agree with His nature.  He is the light of our soul, and this light reveals every area that needs to be chastised, taught and retrained.  Obedience in giving over the will is vital as we focus on the Lord.

JUST AS EVE CAME OUT OF ADAM, THE SOUL WILL RETURN TO THE SPIRIT.

Adam represents the man of the SPIRIT.  Eve represents the SOUL.

In the beginning Adam and Eve were one.  God separated them in His first step toward freeing mankind from the carnality hidden within his soul.  It has been His plan even before the heavens and earth were formed to join every individual soul to the Universal Spirit of God in holy righteousness.

It is the purpose of mankind to find his abiding place within the bosom of the Father and there learn obedience to His perfect will and purpose.   The recreated spirit in every born-again child is the Spirit of Christ.  This Spirit recreated in the human spirit will relentlessly seek reunion with the soul until the bride herself appears.

From the beginning the recreated spirit was the designated mate of the soul. But even one so desirable does not easily overcome the rebellious nature of the un-trained soul.  Within the soul domains remain that want to rule.  The triggers of the sense realm, which are the mind, will and emotions will continue to influence the attitudes and actions of the individual self.  These principalities must be conquered one by one.  The mind must be re-taught, desires retrained and the will must learn submission to the recreated spirit.  The soul will then be joined to the recreated spirit in joyous surrender.

See the analogy concerning the wife as the soul and the husband as the spirit in the following Scripture:

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.  In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies.  He who loves his wife loves himself.  (Ephesians 5:25-28)

PROVISION HAS BEEN MADE AND WILL SUFFICE FOR THE FUTURE.  THE WAY OF MANKIND IS EXEMPLIFIED IN THE REMARKABLE MOVEMENT OF THE SPIRIT IN THIS DAY.  ALL THINGS ARE COMPOUNDING TO BRING FULFILLMENT OF THE PLAN SET FORTH IN THE BEGINNING.  WHEN THE RAGE OF THE ENEMY IS EVIDENT AS IT IS TODAY, YOU CAN BE SURE THAT THE FORCES OF MY STRENGTH ARE AT WORK IN A MOST EFFECTIVE WAY.  THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE REIGN OF THE KINGDOM IS COMING INTO FOCUS.

STAY TRUE TO THE LIFE WITHIN YOU.  THE FORMATION OF CHRIST IN YOU MUST SUPERSEDE THE STRENGTH OF THE WORLD. See Galatians 4:19

THESE ARE THE DAYS OF FULFILLMENT.  THE WAY OF THE LORD IS SUPREME IN THE LAND. LET NO ONE BE DECEIVED. THE SHELTER FOR THESE DAYS WILL BE FOUND ONLY IN ME.  DO NOT LOOK FOR A WAY TO STORE UP SUPPLIES FOR THE FUTURE; YOUR FUTURE MUST BE IN ME.  ALL ELSE WILL PERISH.  PUT YOUR TRUST IN THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND LOOK TO ME TO SUPPLY YOUR NEEDS.  YOU WILL KNOW THAT IT IS THE CREATOR WHO SUSTAINS LIFE, NOT THE WAY OF THE WORLD.  THERE IS NO ESCAPE FROM THIS TIME; THERE IS NO WAY OUT.  ALL WILL HAVE TO TURN TO THE LORD OR PERISH.

MORTIFY THE FLESH SO THAT THE SOUL MAY BE SANCTIFIED.  THE FIRE IS UPON THE ALTAR.

Before one can become a living sacrifice all that is of the flesh nature must be eliminated.  The Living Word will do its work to displace death in the soul, thus preparing it for purification.  Sanctification precedes purification.  When obedience to Truth is learned the sanctified soul becomes an altar in which death is consumed in the Life of the spirit.  Jesus Christ is the High Priest of this offering.

The sacrificial animals and the high priests who prepared them for the obligatory offering during ordination into the order of Aaron’s Priesthood were all types and shadows of the experience of the preparation of priests in the order of Melchizedek.  The animal for the sacrificial offering had to be unblemished, thoroughly cleaned and washed and drained of blood.  All parts that were considered to be unclean were burned outside of the temple before the unprofaned flesh of the sacrifice was laid upon the altar.  So it is in this day.  The sacrificial animal represented the soulish area of man, and Aaron was a type of Christ.  The prepared Holocaust Offering was pleasing and acceptable to the Lord.

“‘In the whole land,’ declares the LORD, ‘two-thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one-third I will bring into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold.  They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’”  (Zechariah 13:8, 9)

The fire of God is a consuming fire of righteous holiness.  Nothing can survive this fire that has not first been prepared.

THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN GET HURT IS IN THE FLESH.

The soul clings to the world by way of the sense realm.  All that transpires from there is in danger of being wounded unto death.  When the human soul finds its hiding place in God it is sustained by the Life of the Spirit and cannot be wounded.   The flesh deprives the soul of Spiritual Life because of fear.  The soul’s fear of the flesh being wounded is detrimental to the raising up of eternal man.  The wounding of the flesh nature unto death brings eternal life to the soul. 

“The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing.  The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”  (John 6:63)

THE ANOINTING IS UPON THE WORD.  WHEN YOU SPEAK THE ANOINTED WORD THE YOKE IS BROKEN.

The word in our hearts is the seed of the hope of promised glory.  When one receives Christ Jesus the fulfillment of the law has come to him.  To love is the only requirement.  The word frees us from the slavery to fear because the Word is Life.  Bondage to death has been in the area of sin for separation from God is death.

“No one who lives in him keeps on sinning.  No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.”  (1 John 3:6)

“There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.  The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”  (1 John 4:18)

Lord, what is sin?

THE WILDERNESS IS SIN.

THE BARREN LAND IS SIN.

THAT WHICH DOES NOT BEAR FRUIT FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS SIN.

THOSE WHO HAVE COME INTO MY FOLD ARE FREE FROM THE BURDEN OF GUILT FOR THE ACTS OF INJUSTICE AND ERRORS IN THEIR LIVES.  THE DIFFERENCE OF BEING IN SIN AND COMMITTING ACTS OF SIN IS JESUS CHRIST.

MY CHILDREN MUST BE FREE FROM CONDEMNATION IN ORDER TO WALK BY THE SPIRIT.  JESUS TOOK AWAY CONDEMNATION FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN HIM.  WHEN YOU RELY ON YOUR OWN RIGHTEOUS ACTS AND THE KEEPING OF RULES AND REGULATIONS AS THE MEANS OF SALVATION, YOU SIN.  THIS IS SEPARATION FROM YOUR FATHER INTO THE WAY OF THE WORLD.

THOSE WHO RELY FULLY UPON CHRIST JESUS FOR SALVATION, KNOWING THAT BY THEIR OWN EFFORT THEY CANNOT ATTAIN RIGHTEOUSNESS ARE THE REDEEMED, AND THEY ARE SEEN BY THE FATHER AS THE IMAGE OF JESUS.

IT IS NOT THE CESSATION OF WRONGFUL ACTS THAT MAKES ONE PURE BUT THE CLINGING TO CHRIST.

SIN IS SEPARATION FROM GOD AND SEPARATION FROM GOD IS DEATH.

“There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1, 2)

WARNING!  To those who persist in iniquity after having received Jesus as Savior, read and heed Hebrews 10:26, 31.

Father, what is the purpose for the Ten Commandments today?

IF YOU NEED THE TEN COMMANDMENTS YOU DON’T HAVE JESUS.

JESUS SETS A HIGHER STANDARD THAN PERFUNCTORY OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW.  HIS STANDARD IS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.  THE LAW WAS FOR MAN WITHOUT A SAVIOR AND IT WAS DESIGNED TO HOLD THE PLACE FOR THE ENTRANCE OF THE CHRIST OF GOD.

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT SUPERSEDES THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.

Clinging to the Ten Commandments is bondage to the law.  You cannot be faithful to part of the law and divorce yourself from part of it.  When one looks to the keeping of the rules of Moses as the standard of the measure of his righteousness, he is being unfaithful to the One Who Has Come.  Christ came in the flesh of man to finish the flesh walk of mankind.  Now man must walk in Christ.  In Him the Ten Commandments are fulfilled along with all of the law and its requirements.

Will You tell me, Lord, what was the meaning of the blood and water that flowed form the wounded side of Jesus?

THE LIFE OF THE FLESH NATURE IS IN THE BLOOD.  JESUS POURED OUT THE LOWER NATURE OF MAN BY HIS BLOOD AND SUPPLIED THE LIFE OF THE SPIRIT IN THE WATER THAT FLOWED FROM HIS WOUNDED SIDE.

“…the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given you the blood to sprinkle upon the altar as an atonement for your souls; it is the blood that makes atonement…” (Leviticus 17:11; Living Bible)

“…whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst.  Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  (John 4:14)

The life of the soul of fallen man lies in the blood of his flesh.  God appointed the shedding of blood as the means of expiation for the guilt of sin.  The blood that flowed from the wound in Jesus’ side poured out the life force of death-bound man. The renting of His flesh also caused water to flow symbolizing the Spirit that flows for eternal life.  The water and the blood bear witness to the fact that support of the death nature was poured out and the Life of the Spirit given.

Father, what was the significance of the drink offering?

THE DRINK OFFERING POURED OUT ON THE BLOODY SACRIFICE TYPIFIED THE WATER THAT POURED FROM THE SIDE OF JESUS WHEN HE WAS CRUCIFIED.

Most Gracious Lord, I want to know, what is the meaning of Babylon?

BABYLON IS THE BOORISH WAYS MAN HAS DEVISED TO CIRCUMVENT THE MOVE OF GOD IN THE WORLD.  BABYLON WILL BE PUT IN A STRAIGHT JACKET

THE PURITY OF MY PEACE WILL REIGN.  DARKNESS AND LIGHT CANNOT FLOW TOGETHER.  THE TRUTH HAS BEEN SHROUDED IN DARKNESS.

BABYLON IS THE WHORE WHO HAS PROSTITUTED HERSELF WITH THE WORLD.  I HAVE NO LOVE FOR HER.  SHE HAS NO HUSBAND, ONLY A PARAMOUR.  BABYLON HAS SPAWNED A CHILD – THE RELIGIOUS SPIRIT.  DO NOT LET YOUR GARMENTS BE STAINED BY THIS FALSE SERVANT.

BOORISH;  Cruel, lecherous.

CIRCUMVENT: to surround as by craft or stratagem; to gain advantage over by deception.

SHROUD:  A garment for the dead.

SPAWN:  To bring forth or be the source of something regarded with contempt and produced prolifically.

When man moved away from the glory of God he began to build his own poor kingdom by his strength in the carnality of his flesh.  That kingdom is Babylon, and it exists in darkness.

The way of carnality is without compassion.  It is cruel and lecherous, crafty, full of deceit.  The building up of this wickedness has surrounded the things of God to make them seem foolish to the logical mind.  From Babylon the Spirit of Truth has been wrapped in deceit and made to be viewed as dead.  The carnal nature is aimed toward keeping the soul separated from the Spirit of God.  Babylon has no seed and cannot propagate life.  It can only spread as does decay, mold and fungus, and it spreads without abandon to the detriment of mankind.  The souls of those in Babylon are as spoiled and rotted things – infected things, dead things, yellow like decayed things.  For they exist in darkness.

THE CEILING OF MAN’S UNDERSTANDING IS BEING RAISED IN PREPARATION FOR THE APPEARANCE OF CHRIST.

The Lord is filling his clay pots with new wine just in time for the wedding feast.  The best has been saved until last!  This magnificent event was foreshadowed at the wedding in Canna.

“On the third day a wedding took place at Canna in Galilee.  Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him,  ‘They have no more wine.’  ‘Dear woman, why do you involve me?’  Jesus replied, ‘My time has not yet come’  “His mother said to the servants,  ‘Do whatever he tells you.’  Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.  Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water.’  So they filled them to the brim.  Then he told them, ’Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”  They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine.  He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew.  Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, ‘Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.’”  (John 2:1-10) 

During the wedding celebration the stewards notified the host that they had run out of wine.  At the news Mary, mother of Jesus, implored Him to remedy the situation.  At His behest the jars were filled with water and when the master of the banquet tasted the water that had turned to wine, he declared that the best wine had been saved for last.

So it is in this day.  The new wine [revelation] cannot be put into old wineskins [flesh] but the clay pots [elect] have been filled with the water of the word, and as it is savored it becomes the wine for the Wedding Feast of the Lamb.

AND THE SEA SHALL GIVE UP ITS DEAD.

The sea is the teeming masses of those who are dead to Christ.

I WILL ESTABLISH MY CHURCH IN THE MIDST OF THE CONGREGATION.

The congregation is the community of people coming together, bound by their common faith and love for Christ the Lord. [This is the Church of the Firstborn.]

“You have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God.  You have come to thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven.  You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of the righteous men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Able”.  (Hebrews 12:22-24)

CHAPTER FOUR

1986 – FIRMLY FIX

Matthew 16:18 And I tell you that you are Peter, [1] and on this rock I will build my church,

and the gates of Hades [2] will not overcome it. [3]

THE CHURCH AGE HAS BEEN FOR THE CARE AND FEEDING OF MORTAL MAN.  THE KINGDOM AGE IS FOR THE BUILDING UP OF ETERNAL MAN CAUSING MORTAL MAN TO DIE.

THE YEAR HAS ARRIVED THAT WILL SEE THE BLESSINGS RETURNED TO MY CHILDREN.  I AM FULFILLING THE DECREE MADE BY FAITH SO LONG AGO.  SPLENDID OCCURRENCES STAND BEFORE YOU.  HAVE NO FEAR.  ALL IS WELL.

DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL UPON MY NAME FOR YOUR NEEDS IN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE.  MY SUPPLY IS COMPLETE.  I LISTEN TO YOUR VOICE.  MY LOVE FOR YOU IS STEADFAST AND STRONG.  I AM A SHIELD AROUND YOU AND I PROTECT FROM WITHIN.

YOU DO NOT BELIEVE THAT I WILL ALLOW THE EVIL WILL OF CARNALITY TO CONTINUE, DO YOU?  THE VICTORY IS ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED IN CHRIST JESUS.  THE DISPLAY OF POWER TO BE SEEN IN THE COMING DAYS WILL BESPEAK THE TRIUMPH AWAITING ALL WHO WILL ALLOW MY LIFE FULL SWAY IN THEIR BEING.  Read Isaiah 28:16-29; 43:1-21

The reference to “year” is to denote the beginning of an event or to mark the event itself.  In this instance it is in reference to the beginning of the fulfillment of the new order – heaven and earth becoming one.

The framework for this event was revealed long ago to the Prophet Daniel.  Men have struggled with the mysterious sounding “sevens” and have prophesied the moment of their unfolding.  But it is not a time to be marked by men. Rather, it is an unseen occurrence that will have glorious repercussions in the natural realm.  The “final seven” of the prophecy was begun in the three and one-half year ministry of Jesus and will be completed by Christ moving His flesh and bone body to bring in everlasting righteousness.  This is not a set time but an event orchestrated in the Spiritual realm where time is not measured.

MY GLORY WILL BE SEEN THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE.  THE POWER OF MY COMING HAS BEEN STORED IN THE VESSELS WHO WILL CARRY IT – THE SHEKINAH!  THE OUTSHINING WILL BE SEEN.  BE READY.  THE DAY FAST APPROACHES.

THE WISDOM OF THIS MOVE IS THE MIND OF CHRIST; HE PROPELS THIS BODY.

“Now God has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight without blemish and free from accusations – if you continue in your faith, established and firm.”… (Colossians 1:22)

We are called upon to finish in our flesh what remains of the afflictions that wounded Jesus, for the sake of His body, which is the church.  The resurrected body of Jesus bore the wounds of the cross, and it will bear those wounds until the flesh of His body is healed, united and standing as the ascended Christ.

MY BODY SHALL RISE AS ONE.

CHILDREN ARE BORN IN THE WORLD WITH A HUMAN NATURE, AND THE INHERITANCE OF A BLOODLINE.  FOR THAT NATURE TO BE TRANSFORMED TEMPTATIONS MUST BE OVERCOME.  JUST AS I WAS TESTED IN THE WILDERNESS MY CHILDREN ARE SUBJECTED TO TRIALS IN THE WORLD.  I PROVIDE STRENGTH AND SUPPORT SO THEY CAN HAVE VICTORY OVER THE WORLD.  AS YOU WALK THROUGH THE WORLD THE TEMPTATIONS ARE PREVALENT.  I AM THE OVERCOMER.  STAY IN ME.

LET THE DEAD BURY THE DEAD.

YOUR FLESH NATURE IS DEAD.  QUIT LOOKING AT IT.  IT WILL NOT RISE AGAIN TO CONSUME YOU.  THE DEAD IN CHRIST MUST BURY THE OLD NATURE.  DO NOT GO BACK TO LOOK AT IT FOR FEAR THAT IT HAS RISEN.  FLESH AND BLOOD CANNOT RISE UP.   IT IS NOW THE CHRIST IN YOU WHO LIVES.

THIS IS LIKE EVERY THING ELSE – YOU MUST LEARN TO TRUST. WALK IN THE NEW NATURE.

OIL AND WATER DO NOT MIX.  OIL IS FOR ANOINTING; WATER IS FOR SATURATING.  THE WAY I AM MOVING YOU IN THIS DAY IS BY SATURATION IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST.  THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM THE WALK BY THE SPIRIT.

WHAT I WANT TO GIVE YOU IS NOT AN ANOINTING FOR A SEASON.  THIS IS FOR ETERNITY.  LET YOUR WILL GO.  LET GO OF ALL THE CONCERNS OF THIS WORLD IN ORDER TO KNOW MY GLORY.  THIS HAS NOT BEEN DONE BEFORE.  IT IS THE DESIGN OF MY PURPOSE.  YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THE REASON FOR YOUR BEING.

THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE FIRSTFRUIT OF THE PROMISED INHERITANCE.  IT ENABLES YOU TO MOVE ON TO THE SATURATION OF THE LIFE OF CHRIST.

HE WHO HAS EARS LET HIM HEAR.

I AM BUILDING UNTO MYSELF A PEOPLE.  A PEOPLE WHO WILL NOT STUMBLE OR FAIL.  A PEOPLE WHO WILL BE ONE IN MIND, LOVE AND PURPOSE.  THIS BODY WILL MOVE UPON THE WORLD AND BY THE WORD OF THEIR MOUTH DESTROY THE STRONGHOLDS OF EVIL AND CAUSE THE LAST VESTIGES OF SATAN’S POWER TO BE GROUND UNDER THEIR FEET.

THIS BODY IS MY STRENGTH IN THIS DAY AND SHALL SHOW FORTH MY GLORY.  BEHOLD!  I DO THE NEW THING THAT I HAVE PROMISED.

Jesus was the sacrifice of flesh and blood to rid mankind of the carnal nature.  He returned by His Spirit so that we could have life to the full.  In His body the strength of carnality was cursed to death and drained away.  Now the activity of the carnal nature is bound to man only by his own will.  The strength of evil comes from within fallen man at his acquiescence and to his peril.  Evil is not a force.   Evil is a strength that feeds off of the human soul through the sense realm, which is influenced by carnality.  The way out of this turmoil of despair is Christ Jesus – the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Mankind’s finest hour is upon him because the Father God is calling His righteous remnant to be the manifested example of life in abundance.  These have learned overcoming power and are the traffic directors to detour the flow of humanity away from Babylon and toward the Kingdom of God.

“To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.  He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son”.  (Revelation 21:6, 7)

MY WORDS ARE SPOKEN TO MANY.  THEY MAY BE RECEIVED EAGERLY OR THEY MAY BE REJECTED.  THE WORST THING IS FOR MY WORDS TO BE TWISTED.  HOW CAN THE WORLD BE SET FREE IF MY CHILDREN TWIST THE TRUTH?  MY WORDS NEED TO BE RECEIVED WITH A FRUITFUL HEART.  THE INTERCESSION OF THE SAINTS PREPARES THE WAY.

MY WORD DOES NOT CHANGE FROM AGE TO AGE.  YET, UNDERSTANDING CHANGES AS TRUTH IS REVEALED.  THE WRITTEN WORD WILL NOT FADE AWAY BUT WILL BE FULFILLED.

MANY TIMES MY CHILDREN COME TO ME AND THEY WANT TO KNOW TRUTH, A REVELATION OF THE WRITTEN WORD.  AS KNOWLEDGE COMES AND THE CHANGING TIMES ARE UPON YOU, THE REVEALED WORD, WHICH I HAVE INDELIBLY INSCRIBED UPON YOUR HEART, WILL BE FULFILLED TO YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

DISCOVER KNOWLEDGE THROUGH WISDOM GAINED IN COMMUNION WITH ME.  THIS WILL OPEN THE DOOR TO THE LIGHT THAT IS NEEDED IN THIS DAY.

“He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant – not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”  (2 Corinthians 3:6)

THERE ARE STEPS TO BE ACHIEVED IN EACH LEVEL OF YOUR GROWTH IN THE LORD YOUR GOD.  WHEN YOU REACH THE UPPERMOST STEP IN EACH LEVEL YOU THEN START A NEW CLIMB TO THE NEXT ECHELON.  DO NOT BE DISMAYED WHEN THE NEW OPENS TO YOU.  EACH IS AN ADVANCEMENT IN THE WALK WITH THE LORD.  AS YOU MOVE ABOVE THE AREA OF ANOINTING YOU WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT PERCEPTION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

MY NATURE IS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.  THIS NATURE IS COMING FORTH NOW IN MY VESSELS – JUST TRUST THIS TO HAPPEN.  ALL THAT WOULD HINDER THIS OCCURRENCE IS BEING HELD BACK.  FEAR WILL NOT BE RELEASED.  FAITH AND LOVE WILL FLOW TOGETHER.

UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS THE TIME OF THE SABBATH REST.  YOUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO RESPOND TO ME IN OBEDIENCE.  YOUR PLANS HAVE NO PART IN THIS DAY.  THE DESIGN OF MY PURPOSE IS PERFECT.  THERE IS NO FLAW.  WHERE THERE IS NO FLAW THERE CAN BE NO FAILURE.

JUST AS THE WORLD LOOKED AT CHRIST JESUS AND SAW A MAN, SO THE WORLD WILL SEE CHRIST WHEN THEY LOOK AT ETERNAL MAN.

THE WATER IS THE WORD – THE WORD IS IN THE VESSELS.  THE RIVER OF LIFE SUPPLIES THE FOUNTAIN THAT FILLS THE VESSELS.  THE FOUNTAIN IS CHRIST.  THE VESSELS OVERFLOW WITH LIVING WATER – FIRST A TRICKLE THEN A STREAM.  FINALLY A MIGHTY RIVER WILL SERVE ALL THE LAND.

“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”  (John 7:37, 38)

“On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem” (Zechariah 14:8)

ORDERED

ORDAINED

ESTABLISHED

The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  It is the sphere of God’s rule.

The LORD God Elohim ordered the Kingdom of God into being before the foundation of the world.  It was ordained in the realm of mortal man by Jesus Christ. It is to be established in earth as it is in the heavenly realm by Christ and His body – eternal man.

WHEREVER THE KING OF GLORY ABIDES THERE ALSO IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

GARDEN OF EDEN- The Kingdom present.

THE FALL OF MAN – The Kingdom far removed.

APPEARANCE OF JESUS – The Kingdom among men.

UPPER ROOM EXPERIENCE – The Kingdom of God within man.

APPEARANCE OF CHRIST IN THE FLESH OF HIS MANY-MEMBERED BODY – The Kingdom of God in earth as it is in heaven.

SANCTUARY

The sanctuary is Holy Ground.  We abide in the Holy Spirit until we find our resting place in the Holiest Place, which is the Bosom of the Father.  In His Sanctuary the full inheritance in Christ will be realized.

BECAUSE OF THE WORDS SPOKEN FROM THE RECREATED SPIRIT INTO THE NATURAL REALM THORNS AND THISTLES WILL BE PRODUCED FOR THE LORD.  THESE THORNS AND THISTLES WILL ERADICATE THE OLD, THE ADVERSE, AND MAKE WAY FOR THE PLANTS OF THE FIELD TO SPRING UP.

“The Lord will demolish their altars and destroy their sacred stones.  The high places of wickedness will be destroyed – it is the sin of Israel.  Thorns and thistles will grow up and cover their altars.  Then they will say to the mountains, “Cover us!” and to the hills, ‘Fall on us!'”  (Hosea 10:2 and 8)

PROPAGATE

As the plantings of the Lord spring up they propagate in their kind throughout the world.  Light must come for this event to occur. 

Light is spread two ways – by waves and by particles.  The most effective tool to produce Light is praying in the Spirit. Light is propagated by waves when such prayer pours from the lips of a submitted servant of the Lord.  Principalities tumble and the atmosphere is recreated in this Light.  The Light causes the seedlings of the Word to spring up in the fields of the world.  When the seed of the Word comes up as a shoot it has taken human form.  When the Word is spoken and done in individuals it is further propagated by particles of Light.

“Then all of your people will be righteous and they will possess the land forever.  They are the shoots I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor.  (Isaiah 60:21)

THE PLACE I WANT YOU TO BE IS IN MY BOSOM.  THIS IS THE PLACE OF REPOSE WHERE THE CONFLICTS OF THE WORLD WILL BE REMOVED.

JUST AS I PLANTED A SEED WITHIN YOU, THE SEED FROM THE FRUIT PRODUCED THERE IS BEING PLANTED BACK INTO THE PLACE OF ITS ORIGIN – MY BOSOM.  IT IS THERE THAT YOU WILL GROW UNTIL YOU ARE ABLE TO STEP FORTH FULLY FORMED IN THE LIGHT OF MY GLORY.  WHILE THIS SEED GOES THROUGH ITS GERMINATION AND GROWING PERIODS IT IS HARDLY SEEN, BUT WHEN MATURITY IS REACHED, OH THE BEAUTY OF ITS BLOOMING!

THE VALLEY OF ARMAGEDDON IS FILLED AND THE FIERCE BATTLE CONTINUES.  DECISIONS ARE MADE AND SAINTS SELECTED.  THE ENEMY’S STRONGHOLDS ARE WEAKENED AND DEFENSES ARE DOWN.  PRAYER IN THE SPIRIT ACCOMPLISHED ITS INTENDED WORK.

RECOMPENSE FOR EVIL DEEDS WILL BE FORFEITED BY THE EVIL DOER.  I WILL NOT ALLOW JUSTICE TO BE SKIRTED.  WITH ALL THE JOY THAT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED IN THE FAITHFUL HEART THE NEW SONG WILL BE SUNG.  THE SHOUTS OF VICTORY WILL BE HEARD THROUGHOUT THE LAND.

I AM TELLING YOU THESE THINGS SO THAT YOU WILL HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE DAYS AHEAD.

Armageddon is the proverbial place of spiritual battles.  Spiritual strongholds are weakened and torn down through prayer, and obedience comes as the time of refreshing overtakes the human heart.  Armageddon is not a battlefield for war among men.  It is the war that is fought by the recreated spirit against the ranks of the enemy in the ground of the human soul.  Flesh is thus consumed by the righteousness in recreated man.

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm…”  (Ephesians 5:12)

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests…” (Ephesians 5:18)

MY WAY CANNOT FAIL.  THE CURSE IS REVERSED AS JUDGMENT COMES AND THE WORLD LEARNS RIGHTEOUSNESS.

THE LESS THAT THE FRUIT YOU ARE BEARING MINISTERS TO THE NATURAL REALM, THE HIGHER YOUR PLATEAU OF LIVING IN CHRIST.  THIS IS BREAKING AWAY.  BREAKING AWAY FROM THE WORLD MUST OCCUR. 

AS I STEP, YOU WILL STEP.

AS I SPEAK, YOU WILL SPEAK.

AS I KNOW, YOU WILL KNOW.

THE RICHNESS OF THIS TIME HAS NEVER BEFORE BEEN MET.  LET ME COMPLETE THE FULL PURPOSE OF MY PLAN FOR YOU.  TOTAL SURRENDER IS YOUR PASSAGE TO THE HEIGHTS.  LET ME TAKE YOU THERE.

THE REVEALED WORD IS THE WAY THAT OPENS TRUTH AND WISDOM TO YOU.  EVERYTHING YOU NEED AWAITS.  PRAYER REMOVES THE HINDRANCES.

Show me the way, Father.

BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM LORD.  FORSAKE ALL THINGS THAT WOULD BIND YOU TO THE WORLD.

DO NOT HINDER ME BY LOOKING AT CIRCUMSTANCES.

LET MY LOVE AND LIFE FLOW THROUGH YOU.

DO NOT MAKE JUDGMENTS CONCERNING OTHER LIVES.

THE TIME IS RIPE FOR THE FALLING AWAY OF THE TIES TO THE WAYS OF THE PAST.  LOOK FORWARD! 

THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE.  REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT.

I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.  TODAY I HAVE MOVED INTO THE AREA OF THE MIND AND BROUGHT A SEPARATION.  WHERE THERE WAS DOUBT AND FEAR I HAVE BROUGHT THOUGHTS OF FAITH AND LOVE.  WHERE THE EVIL ONE HAS STOLEN I HAVE BROUGHT YOU PEACE.

WHEN YOU SEE FAITH AND LOVE ESTABLISHED TOGETHER, YOU WILL SEE THE PERFECT FORM.  THAT PERFECT FORM IS THE NEW MAN WHO WALKS – THE NEW CREATION.  THIS WILL BE MANIFESTED IN THE FLESH OF YOUR BODIES, MY MANY-MEMBERED BODY.  THIS IS THE RESURRECTION – THE PROJECTION OF ME.

DEAR CHILDREN, YOU NOW HAVE LIFE BECAUSE I LIVE.  CHRIST IS THE LIFE.

We have been pardoned and made the righteousness of God through the cross of Christ, but His Life saves us. His body of condemnation was nailed to the cross, thus cursing sin to death.  His blood poured out reversed the curse of our mortality.  But it is His Spirit given that enables us to go on to know the Lord and brings us Life everlasting.  It is this source of Life that shall work in us the complete transformation back to His divine nature.

“Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him!  For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!  Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”  (Romans 5:9-11)

THERE IS A BREAKTHROUGH IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM.  BECAUSE OF THE OBEDIENCE OF THE SAINTS I NOW HAVE CONTROL OF THEIR SPIRITS.  THE CONCEPT OF LOVE RULING THE UNIVERSE IS COMING INTO REALITY THROUGH THE LIGHT OF UNDERSTANDING.  THE PATH OF OBEDIENCE HAD TO BE FIXED AND WALKED UPON IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM BEFORE THIS COULD BE SEEN.

AS THESE CONTINUE IN YIELDED OBEDIENCE THE RESULTS WILL BE SEEN IN THE NATURAL REALM.  UNCONDITIONAL LOVE WILL BE KNOWN AMONG MANKIND.  THE UNDERSTANDING AND THE POSSESSION OF THE WAY OF LOVE IS COMING INTO THE WORLD.

AS THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD BECOME AWARE OF THIS LOVE THEY WILL BE DRAWN TO ITS SOURCE, AND ENTER IN THROUGH THE SON.  INDIVIDUALLY THEY WILL COME TO BE UNITED IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

YOU CANNOT ENTER JERUSALEM CARRYING A LOAD ON THE SABBATH.

“This is what the LORD says: ‘Be careful not to carry a load on the Sabbath day or bring it through the gates of Jerusalem.  Do not bring a load out of your houses or do any work on the Sabbath, but keep the Sabbath day holy, as I commanded your forefathers.’”  (Jeremiah 17:21, 22)

Jerusalem is an event in the development of the elect in Christ.  Jerusalem is the Holy City – Bride of Christ.  This place is gained in each individual soul as submission to the recreated spirit is achieved.  Jerusalem is the bride formed in the congruent body, as the elect become one in Christ.  The entrance into Spiritual Jerusalem is open only in the time of the Sabbath rest in Christ.  All that is done, thought or said must be by His motivation.  Take no thought; make no plan.   Carry no concern, no care, and no burden.  This is not a call to passivity but to relinquishment.  Relinquish your mind, will and purpose in favor of submission to Christ.

The Sabbath is the Day of the rest remaining.  It is a time to worship God in perfect obedience.  (See Hebrews 4:1-11)

“I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your reasonable act of worship.  (Romans 12:1)

THE MAN OF THE FLESH IS DEATH-BOUND – MORTAL

Eternal man must be raised up to effect the death of mortal man.  As the seed from the Fruit of the Spirit is planted back and grows stronger and stronger the man of the flesh nature recedes.  This is the course that has been laid out and must be walked upon.

The “good works” done by natural man have been done to improve the lot of death-bound man.  It is time to make way for the Christ-man to come forward.  As the Kingdom of God begins to rule the need for the “good works” of the flesh will be removed.

S-I-N: WALKING SEPARATELY FROM GOD

All of the pain in the world is caused by separation from God.  There would be no personal acts of disobedience; there would be no turmoil, no illness, and no tragedy if people were not disconnected from the Creator.  However, times of trouble come to the righteous as well as to the unrighteous.  Although the redeemed belong to God’s Kingdom, they live in a fallen world where fallen things happen.  Sin abounds because the world system is an operation that is separated from God.  Sorrows are the result of the choice made long ago.  Babylon functions in the world through the minds of men controlled by the carnal nature as they design the plans and methods of humanity.  The energy of the lower nature [influence of the prince-of-the-power-of-the-air] charges the atmosphere with evil as it moves from person to person and place to place, until all are touched by the sway of darkness.

When mankind fell from the Eden of God the tranquility of the earth was given over to the realm of carnality.  Man’s failure caused everything under his guardianship to land under the dominion of the carnal nature.  Almighty God cannot be blamed for the physical results of the world moving upon the track that carnality chooses.  God’s immutable law has been set in the realm of heaven, and the out-working of its intent even among the disobedient people of the earth will not be altered.

Man has found it very convenient to blame all of the evil that besets him on some wicked entity that has power beyond man’s control.  But it is man himself who controls that power, and we are advancing toward the day of reckoning when according to our enlightenment we will be called to account for our deeds.  I say to you: The Savior has come.  He has given us overcoming power.  How can we then continue to walk in less than Christ when we have been called to such a great salvation?

DRINK ONLY OF THE LIVING WATER.  THE LIFE MOVING YOU NOW IS THE VITALITY THAT YOU HAVE LONGED FOR.

SWEET ARE THESE DAYS FOR THEY WILL SEE MY PURPOSE LIVE.  MY PURPOSE WILL BE RESURRECTED IN THE OBEDIENCE OF THOSE OF MY BODY.  IT WILL BE SEEN AND RECOGNIZED BY THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.  MY PURPOSE IS LOVE ALIVE – ALIVE IN MY CREATION WITH HARMONY RESTORED THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE.  THIS LAND HAS A SONG TO SING BUT IT MUST BE SUNG WITH ONE VOICE.

THIS IS THE REFRESHING

The Lord refreshes those whom He has redeemed.  He reclaims those He has refreshed.  He will restore all into the Kingdom of God.

Lord, what was the meaning of your partaking of the broiled fish and the honeycomb?

THE HONEY IN THE COMB REPRESENTS THE WORD THAT MUST BE DRAWN OUT TO BE FULLY ENJOYED.

THE BROILED FISH WAS UNPROFANED FLESH [without blood] WHICH HAD BEEN PUT TO THE FLAME.  IT REPRESENTS MAN DRAINED OF CORRUPTION [unprofaned] BY EXCHANGING THE LIFE OF THE BLOOD FOR THE LIFE OF THE SPIRIT.  HIS FLESH IS PURIFIED AS IT COMES INTO CONTACT WITH THE LIFE OF GOD [fire].  THIS FIRE CAUSES ETERNAL MAN TO RISE IN THE GLORY OF GOD.  AS I APPEAR HE APPEARS WITH ME.   IN THIS WAY I PARTAKE OF HIS NOW UNPROFANED FLESH.

The flesh nature of man has been trained by the elemental principles of the world.  These principles must be overcome, cast away and consumed before man may be presented as a living sacrifice to the Lord.  This wondrous event can come only after the New Life Substance has been presented into the heart of men.

DO NOT HOLD ALMIGHTY GOD WITHIN THE CONFINES OF YOUR OWN FAITH.  RELEASE YOUR FAITH TO THE POWER OF HIS FAITH!  GOD’S FAITH IS FACT.

When we wait upon the Lord to move in answer to our prayers and according to our faith, we rely on works.  We are seeing our faith as the vehicle to move God.  Trust God.  Faith is the avenue of trust not the vehicle.  Touch His garment in the Name of Jesus.  This is faith in God and it enlarges our trust.  Even faith as small as a mustard seed will cause the Kingdom to grow to a large tree.

Mighty miracles occur at the laying on of hands and a command of a word because of anointing.  This is a gift of faith and its power is the Holy Spirit.  The way God moves in the “in-part walk” is by the Spirit recreated in the human spirit.  Today a remnant is rising who will move in the saturation of Christ’s Life, not by anointing.  Things that are viewed now as miracles will indeed pass away for sin and death will be overcome.

WHEN THE FALL SEASON APPROACHES I WANT YOU TO BE READY TO LIVE OUT MY WORD.  CAN YOU DO IT?  ARE YOU READY TO TRUST MY FAITH?  LET ME BE THE ARMED GUARDIAN OF ALL THAT YOU SPEAK AND DO.  BE READY AT MY COMMAND TO STEP FORTH.

THIS DAY SHALL SET THE STANDARD.  I IN YOU; YOU IN ME. THIS IS YOUR STRENGTH.

The fall season presents the Feast of Tabernacles.

In all that the Lord does and calls us to there is perfect form and order.  He speaks of things to come as though they were now present.  He prepares us by causing us to understand the things that await our arrival.

The Feast of Tabernacles is called a Sabbath observance, or a Sabbath of complete rest.   To rest in God is a matter of trust as He brings forth the final fruit of His planting.  This great transformation is to occur individually in the remnant of the elect and it will be celebrated in the time of the Sabbath Rest that is called TODAY.

The Feast of Tabernacles is a celebration of the full harvest.   When this feast was celebrated in days of old the sacrificial animal was carried to the altar for the holocaust offering while the people chanted this excerpt from Psalm 118: “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.”

Just before His crucifixion at the time of the celebration of “Tabernacles”, Jesus said in the voice of Christ:

“Look, your house is left to you desolate.  For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”  (Matthew 23:38, 39)

Watch for the fulfillment of theses words as the celebration of Tabernacles is celebrated in this day in the congruent body of Christ.

NOTHING WILL BE CHANGED IN THESE DAYS EXCEPT THROUGH THE TRUTH SPOKEN WITHOUT ADULTERATION FROM THE MIND.  WORDS SPOKEN FROM THE UNRENEWED AREA OF THE MIND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR EXCHANGED.  THE RAMPAGE IS ON.  THE VICTORY IS MINE.  DO NOT BE TROUBLED IN THIS BUT STAND FIRM.  TRUST THE HOLY ONE WHO REIGNS IN THE EARTH.  YES, IN THE EARTH.  YOU WILL SEE.

Somehow I keep hearing these words:  “You are as old as you are going to get.”  I know this is the Spirit speaking truth to me.

YOUTH IS TO BE RESTORED – THE RAVAGES OF TIME REVERSED.  WATCH!  WATCH AND SEE!

I WILL REBUILD TISSUE AND SINEW AND SKIN AND BONE.  I WILL REPLACE WHAT HAS BEEN DESTROYED.  THE CRIPPLED AND THE MAIMED WILL COME TO BE HEALED IN MY LIVING WATERS.  THIS IS FIRM!  IT IS A PROMISE.  YOU WILL BEHOLD IT.

WHEN THE RICHNESS AND THE FULLNESS OF MY BEING IS ESTABLISHED IN EARTH THESE THINGS WILL COME TO PASS.

When we reach the place of the changeover from a person of the flesh to one of the spirit, our chronological age will cease to exist.  In Christ we are a new creation.  It is in this creature that He will form a new area that corresponds to the sense realm, but without the influence of the fleshly intent.  This is the resurrection of Christ in His many-membered body of flesh and bone.

IT IS A FAR, FAR BETTER THING THAT I DO THAN HAS EVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.

“But our citizenship is in heaven.  And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so they will be like his glorious body.”  (Philippians 3:20, 21)

Not only will mortality take on immortality, but also Christ will use His many-membered body as His own.  The power of Christ moved in Jesus, and that same power will enable His body to do the greater things that Jesus spoke of through many rather than only one.

PERPETUITY

The Father holds the inheritance of the children of God in perpetuity until time has reached its fulfillment.

God seals us with the Holy Spirit as a guarantee of the better thing to come.  This sacred trust is sealed by the down payment of the recreated spirit, and interest is paid until maturity is reached when the full inheritance is available.  The interest is like an annuity paid during the earth walk of mortal man, and it is in the form of Spiritual Blessings – gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Name of Jesus, privilege of prayer, sacraments of baptism, communion and more.  These are tools to be used until the whole body grows up to the measure whose standard is Christ.

When we receive Jesus as Savior we are children of the Father with the privilege of an inheritance promised.  Just a his father cares for a child, so it is with a child of the heavenly Father.  He is protected and his daily needs are supplied to him.  By the power of the Holy Spirit and the authority of the Name of Jesus, those of the rebirth learn to command and needs are met because of the benefits granted the sons of God.  But he who overcomes will receive the full inheritance as the son of the Father, for maturity has then been met.

“…we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is…”  (1 John 3:2)

“He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son”.  (Revelation 21:7)

“When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”  (Colossians 3:4)

UNTO YOU A SIGN IS GIVEN, UNTO YOU THE SON IS BORN.  THIS IS THE SIGN BROUGHT BY CHRIST JESUS – HE WAS A SIGN UNTO HIMSELF.  THIS IS THE REVELATION I WANT YOU TO HAVE OF MY BIRTH.

The Lord chose to give a sign that the house of Israel would rise again and the evil intent against it would be overturned.  Here are the words of Isaiah:

“…Hear now, you house of David!  Is it not enough to try the patience of men?  Will you try the patience of my God also?  Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign:  The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.  (Isaiah 7:13, 14)

Immanuel means, “God with us”.  Jesus the Christ, born of a virgin, was the sign of the greater thing to come.  The greater thing is Christ reborn of the virgin bride — the Church of the Firstborn.  Christ will be made manifest in the form of the many-membered body – the son of the Father.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given…

“Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.  He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.  The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. (Isaiah 9:6, 7)

“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. (Isaiah 11:1)

Jesus is the shoot from out of Jesse, and the branches are His congruent body, which will bear the fruit.  In the first advent of Christ’s appearing in human form He was born through the womb of a virgin, for the spirit of mankind was dead.  The second advent of His appearance in human form He enters through the spirit of a virgin bride, for now the flesh is dead.  Before, the world beheld the Christ and saw a man.  Soon they shall see a many-membered-man and behold the Christ.

“Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.”  (Amos 3:7)

YOU ARE TO WALK THE WALK OF THE OVERCOMER.  WHEN AN ATTACK COMES JUST LIFT UP ABOVE IT.  WHEN TROUBLE COMES DO NOT BECOME ONE WITH IT.

We aren’t dealing with flesh and blood but with principalities and thieves of power.  Remember to speak to the higher man, never to the place where one has stooped which allowed evil to operate in his being.  Deal with the higher man with words that build up.  Minister to the spiritual area and trample under all that is crosswise to the Lord’s perfect will and purpose.

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil.  Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.  If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.  Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay’ says the Lord.  ‘In doing this, you heap burning coals on his head.'”  (Romans 12:17-20)

COMMUNE WITH ME

To commune means to have a close, intimate relationship with another person – communication, fellowship, intercourse.  In this connotation intercourse denotes spiritual communion.

Jesus gave the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper as a means of communion.  He directed His disciples to partake of the elements of bread and wine in remembrance of all that He was doing until the Feast of Tabernacles was celebrated in the Kingdom of God.  The Communion Table is for the fragmented body of Christ.  The Wedding Feast is for the healed body united in Christ.   He seeks communion with His bride, the Church of the Firstborn.  This is the union that will bring forth the family of God in the Son.

PART TWO

CHAPTER FIVE

1987 – EXPERIENCE HEAVEN

2 Corinthians 12:2-4; 2] I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven.

Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know God knows. 3] And I know that this man–

whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows 4] was caught up to paradise.

He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell.

Lord, I want to know Christ.

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection of the dead. (Philippians 3:10, 11)

ALLOW THE SPIRIT TO SPEAK TO YOUR SPIRIT

The mind of natural man cannot understand the deep truth of God, but our gracious Father makes it known to us by His Spirit.  Jesus asked Peter if he loved Him – if he truly loved Him.  If he loved Him more than the others among them loved Him.  This is what the Spirit of the Lord is asking us to today.  DO YOU LOVE THE LORD ENOUGH TO WANT TO KNOW HIM? Not as the world knows Him, not as doctrines and traditions teach about Him, but to know Him as He is – stripped of the shroud that man’s mind has placed about Him.

Our walk with God is up to us.  We can have as much of Him as we want, but we must seek Him face to Face.  To seek Him is to find Him.  To find Him is to know Him, and in knowing Him we are to behold Him.

Think on the Parable of the Seeds.  If we allow the tares that have been planted in our minds to grow they will choke off the Life of the Seed that has been planted in the land.  In the parable of the wheat and the tares the tares are darnel, a weed that grows along with good seed and looks like a crop plant.  However, it is a weed with stupefying or intoxicating properties.  These weeds are used as fodder for animals of the field.  We may compare darnel with the word that has been sown with the word of God.  It sounds good.  It puts forth rules to keep man in line with the standard of the dogmas and rituals designed by man.  It sometimes receives the worship due the Father.  The false word fed along with the word of God is the food that causes confusion or a stupefying effect when man partakes of it.  This is what happens when words are spoken in the Name of the Father without the spirit of revelation. 

Divine truth is more than just an understanding of the written word.  A literal translation of the Bible is virtually worthless, for as it is written: the letter kills; the Spirit gives life.”  The narratives and histories of the Bible are only the outer shell of the seed.  This Seed of Life must fall into prepared soil, open by the revelation of the Spirit of Truth and receive the nourishment of the Holy Spirit.  For concealed within the statements, stories, laws and events of the Bible are the higher spiritual realities of the Kingdom of God – the very essence of the Living Word.

At the time of the appearance of Christ Jesus the high and holy men missed the glory that had come to them because they misinterpreted the Scriptures.  Let us not be guilty of such folly today.  Without spiritual eyes we will never see Christ in all of His glory.  Like men of old, we search the Scriptures for we believe there we will gain the understanding we need for life.  But it is in beholding Him that we are transformed – changed as we shift our vision from the things of the world to the One before whom we stand.  We are trying to see with blind eyes, trying to reflect from a darkened mirror.  Until we see Christ in the Light we don’t see Him as He is, and we cannot be like Him.

Jesus said:  “The eye is the lamp of the body.  If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.  But if the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6; 23)

When the Light of Truth has come to us we are to absorb Him until we are saturated in His Life, thus bringing Light to the whole word.

Let us acknowledge [confess with a deep conviction of facts.] the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him.  As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.  (Hosea 6:3)

I want to commune with Christ.

The Father God places within us the desire to know Christ through a relationship.  No longer to be a child seeking His approval or reaching for His hand to receive a gift, but to know Him through the interaction of communion – to know him completely in friendship.  Our aim must be to know God in the majesty of His ways – to understand His nature and character and to know what He expects of us individually.  In turn, we can expect to know what we can count on from Him.  We cannot raise ourselves up to any position before God, but as we shed all pretenses and cease to design His intentions, He will place us where we need to be.

It is the christ that I so desire to know: God’s only Son, The Only Begotten of the Father! I want to be like Jesus, one of many brothers – to be one with Him in sonship.  I long to reach the measure of the Standard set by my Savior, Jesus Christ.  Yes! I want to put on Christ – to be clothed with Him so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.  (See 2 Corinthians 5:1-5)

So herein lies Truth: the Father has given us the Spirit that cries “Abba, Father”, for we were created in Christ before the world was made, and to Him we shall return.  God knows those who love Him, and He will bring light to their understanding as the Sprit of Truth reveals the Son.  Today, in His own voice, the Lord is revealing a word to proclaim the appearing of the Son, manifested, as Christ becomes the life of the elect.

THIS IS THE TIME TO LOOK FORWARD, EYES ONLY ON ME.  THIS IS THE TIME TO BE SO CAPTURED IN ME THAT OUTSIDE INFLUENCES HAVE NO PLAY IN YOUR LIFE.  DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE MARVELS THAT I HAVE COME ALIVE IN THE SAINTS?  SURRENDER, COMPLETE AND TOTAL IS THE WAY TO COME NOW.  COME INTO THE ONENESS IN ME.  NO MORE TRANSPOSING FROM A TRANSLITERATED WORD.  THIS HAS TO BE DIRECT.

The transliterated word is a word from heaven, heard in the natural realm – from the tongue of the spirit to the vernacular of mankind.  The words may sound the same coming from the spirit to the unrenewed mind but much is lost to man’s understanding. 

The Lord is speaking now to the reclaimed souls of those He has chosen to raise up the generation who will hear His voice and obey the call.  The ceiling of regenerated man’s understanding has been lifted up for this purpose.

TRUST – REST (Read 2 Corinthians 5:1-5)

1. CAST YOUR CARES ON ME.

2. MEDITATE ON MY WORD.

3. CENTER YOUR MIND UPON ME.

4. LET YOUR LOVE DEVELOP INTO MY LOVE.

5. MY REASON FOR CREATION IS COMING TO PASS.

To stand firm in the Lord, surviving the trials and temptations that come is the way leading to the perfection that the Lord so desires for us.  To know, and understand that the Kingdom of God is within, gives us courage and strength.  Our ability to withstand the troubles of the world depends upon our trust and where we stay our thoughts.  Let our trust be with a single eye on Christ, not looking to the right or the left, but resting in Him.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think on these things.  Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put into practice.  And the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8, 9)

HOW GREAT THE JOY

A SOUL HAS FOUND

WHEN HE WALKS

ON HALLOWED GROUND;

GROUND THE BLESSED

SAVIOR WALKS –

LIVES, MOVES, TALKS.

THE WORD HAS COME

ALIVE IN HIM.

NO MORE CAN DEATH

BOUND TO SIN

HOLD HIM CAPTIVE.

FREE IS HE WHO TRUSTS

THE ONE WHO SAYS:

“ARISE, THE DAY HAS COME.”

Jesus’ walk in perfect submission must have been more difficult than ever we knew.  He was a man with a human body and soul as well as equipped with the Spirit of God – wholly man, wholly God.

In the wilderness Jesus was called to the hard task of resisting all of the temptations common to mankind.  They were the same temptations as those that brought the downfall of the human race and are recognized as the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes, and the boasting of what he has and does.  The victory, which Jesus won, opened the way for His ministry in earth.  In the Garden of Gethsemane His soul bowed in perfect submission to the Spirit for the assignment of the cross that loomed before Him.

Another could never have done what Jesus Christ did for mankind, but now we are called to walk where He has walked before us.  All that He accomplished was to enable the souls of men to bow to their recreated spirits and bring the flesh nature to death.  It is up to every person to receive Christ Jesus into himself so that the work of the cross can be completed there.  Take up your cross daily and follow the One who made the way.

CANAAN OF OLD WAS NOT FULLY ACCOMPLISHED BY THE MAN OF THE FLESH.  NOW IS THE DAY FOR THE MAN OF THE SPIRIT TO COME INTO THE REST REMAINING.

It is by resting in Christ that we may enter the rest of all that awaits recreated man.  In Exodus, chapter 4 verses 1 to 18, it is recorded that the LORD told Moses that by faith and the words he spoke the people would be brought out of Egypt into the Promised Land.  In this day, also, the Word of God sets the people free and victory over the world is won.

“Now have come the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ.  For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.  They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.  Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them.”  (Revelation 12:10-12)

I WILL DELIVER MY PEOPLE OUT OF THE HAND OF THE ENEMY.

The freedom of the people has been won.  The citizens of the world will be delivered out of the system that has detained them by trickery.  The Spirit of Truth will free the obedient from the chicanery of the carnal nature.

TAKE THE CUP I HOLD OUT TO YOU.

Jesus drank of the cup held out to Him by the Father.  Christ Jesus is extending the same cup to those who will partake of it.  How can one refuse? As each one drinks his portion he meets his own cross and the rising begins.  Death has its way with the man of flesh.

WHAT WAS WROUGHT ON THE CROSS, O GOD,

IS MORE THAN MAN’S MIND WILL ALLOW.

THE CHANGELESS BEAUTY OF CHRIST DIVINE

BORE THE BROKENNESS OF MAN SOMEHOW.

THE SAVIOR SPOKE WITH HIS HEART OF LOVE

THROUGH THE CRUELTIES OF HIS PAIN,

AND BROKE THE CHAINS OF SIN-BOUND MAN

FROM SATAN’S POWER TO GAIN.

HE SAID, “FATHER, FORGIVE THEM,

THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO”,

RELEASING THE GUILT FROM THE HEART OF MAN.

CHILDREN, HE DID IT FOR YOU.

SEVEN WORDS FROM THE CROSS

From the cross, Jesus spoke into place the things that must be established in mankind in order for perfected man to gain the ascendancy of Jesus Christ’s resurrection.

The physical death of the Savior brought an end to the death-bound walk of humanity, and at the same time presented us with the Spirit that springs forth with Life in abundance.  The magnificent Savior, who became the sin offering for the race of man in the facsimile of the flesh, not only ended the separation of man from God but also fulfilled the law and the prophecies and imputed righteousness through grace.

As redeemed man moves into the prepared work of the cross he will find a fitted garment of righteousness developing within.  This garment of righteousness is woven of the good deeds worked out in his lifetime through submission to the One who redeemed him.

REPORT OF THE CRUCIFIXION

“The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace, and called together the whole company of soldiers.  They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.  And they began to call out to him, “Hail, king of the Jews!”  Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him.  Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him.  And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him.  They then led him out to crucify him.”  (Mark 15:16-20)

“Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.  When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him along with the criminals – one on his right, the other on his left.  Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”  And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

“The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him.  They said, ‘He saved others, let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.’  The soldiers also came up and mocked him.  They offered him wine vinegar and said, ‘If you are king of the Jews, save yourself’.

“There was a written notice above him which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”  (Luke 23:32-38)

“Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary, the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.  When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, ‘Dear woman, here is your son, ”and to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’  From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.  (John 19:25-27)

“One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him:  ‘Aren’t you the Christ?  Save yourself and us!’  But the other criminal rebuked him.  ‘Don’t you fear God,’ he said, ‘since you are under the same sentence?  We are justly punished, for we are getting what our deeds deserve.  But this man has done nothing wrong.’  Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.'”  Jesus answered him, ‘I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.'”  (Luke 23:39-43)

“From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.  About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lame sabachtane?’which means, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

“When some of those standing there heard this, they said, ‘He is calling Elijah.  Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him away.'”  (Matthew 27:45-47)

“Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.’‘” A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.  When he had received the drink Jesus said, ‘It is finished’Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my Spirit.’  And he bowed his head and breathed out.”  (John 19:28-30)

[All emboldened words are my emphasis.  B. J. S.]

1.  Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.

Man’s walk on the winding road into decadence and decay had so separated him from the Father that only by the Divine intervention of forgiveness could the path of return begin to be cleared.   Jesus cried out with these words freeing mankind from the heritage of guilt for the iniquity in his soul.  Because of this prayer, the Source of Light has been made available to the world.  The Father sees redeemed man through the poured out blood of Jesus and calls him “not guilty”

2Dear woman, here is your son – here is your mother.

Mary, the mother of Christ Jesus, was the forerunner of the spiritual woman who by the strength of the soul submitted to the recreated spirit will be the woman to give birth to the son [the family of God incarnate].  John standing there represented the manifestation that is to come: the son of Mary [God’s Son] appearing in human flesh.  The many-membered body of Christ [who is the bride in the espousal of the Church of the Firstborn] will birth God’s family into CHRIST the SON.  Jesus was signaling a pre-figure of a sacred thing that is to come.

3I tell you the TRUTH; today you will be with me in paradise.

These words spoken by Jesus have power in the lives of people today, unless one’s heart is hardened.  They will have no significance for those.  It is through faith that you receive.

Paradise is in the realm of Spiritual man.  When one begins to live in the Spiritual plane, he has entered Paradise.  The repentant thief opened his spiritual self to see the “other man” within the One beside him on the cross.  When any person will do this, a whole new life opens for him.  He will grasp the sublime and know the fuller way of living above the circumstances of the world.

4.  My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

As the Light of the world hung on the cross and the death of His flesh drew near darkness overcame the scene.  The Light of the world was departing.  As the flesh died, Christ Jesus’ Spirit went into the keeping of the Father.  The war between good and evil, between Christ Jesus and the one we call Satan was won on Golgotha‘s hill.  The cross of Jesus Christ is the place where the keys of hell and death are wrestled from the hands of carnality.  The cry, Why have you forsaken me?” was the cry of Jesus for the flesh of the world, now emptied of the Light of Christ.

5I am thirsty.

With these words Jesus Christ was presenting a gift to the world – a thirst for God.  He left this thirst with His body to be satisfied only by the Living Water.  When mankind’s thirst is quenched by Truth he will never thirst again.  Knowledge of Truth leads to righteous completion in Christ.

6It is finished.

The word “finished” is translated from the Greek word “tetlestar”, and it means “it is finished, it stands finished, and it will always be finished”.

The crucified body of Jesus Christ was a finished work.  The embellished temple veil at the entrance to the Holiest Place was also a finished work. The veil typified the body of Jesus.  Both were torn at His death.    The temple veil, as it was rent from top to bottom during the time of the crucifixion, gave witness to the fact that Christ Jesus opened the way to fellowship with God Almighty.  It is now through Him that all must pass to enter the Holiest Place.

Jesus went to the cross representing the flesh of the world.  He became the sinless sacrifice for all that we were so that we might become all that He is.  His work finished the flesh nature in the death of His body and it remains finished for all time, for all mankind.  Now we must finish what remains of the iniquity that wounded Jesus in our own flesh for the sake of His body, which is the church.

Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.

We have to know by these words that the Spirit of Christ went directly into the hands of the Father, not into some hell to do battle with an evil entity called Satan.  The Spirit of Christ didn’t experience death.  The Christ of God is God.  It was the flesh of the Messiah who died.  It was the body of Jesus that experienced death for the flesh of all mankind.  He defeated the flesh in His flesh, parted the veil in His death and sealed us in His resurrection.  Praise God!

The evidence of the victory of the cross was seen in the resurrected Christ Jesus, the Word who lives.  When Mary Magdalene encountered Jesus in the garden outside the tomb, He told her not to hold to Him.  These words were not spoken to admonish her but to convey the fact that He must ascend to the Father so that His Spirit could empower all of those who would receive Him.  The Head of the body of Christ was glorified in Jesus’ ascension.  He awaits the work of the glorification of His many-membered body.

When we learn to trample over every evil thing with the word of God we will take on the strength of the OVERCOMER.  Then we will no longer be merely conquerors doing battle after battle. But until we do, no matter the number of spiritual gifts, the depth of faith or how many spiritual offices are held, we are not walking in the victory of the cross.

Jesus Christ triumphed over sin but He did not remove the conditions that allow iniquity to transpire in the world.  It is up to each one to enter His Bosom, the Holiest Place, which Christ Jesus made open for all who will come.  It is there in the inner chamber that our hearts will be flooded by His love, and God’s only objective shall be realized.  This is the place where the world is fully overcome.

SATAN IS THE CARNAL NATURE.  DO NOT GIVE THAT NAME PLACE

When Adam and Eve partook of carnality they invited the epitome of sin to rule their lives.  They became separated from God, and death came just as they had been warned.  Sin is death, and death is separation from God.  Separation from God is the cause and effect of all sin.  Eve saw knowledge as a thing apart, not wanting to wait to be taught by God.  She persuaded Adam and they ate of the tree without seed.  Nothing was gained from that rash act but everything was lost.  For, when disobedience entered separation from God came.  In their absence from God they could draw life only from the blood, and that is bound to death.  The soul became the only sustenance for the evil intent of the carnal nature that had risen to reign.

THE NAME OF THE LORD IS A STRONG TOWER.  IT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE TEMPLE.  LET THIS NAME BE STRONG IN YOU.

The name of the Lord Jesus Christ is Word of God.  The Living Word is building the ethereal temple of Ezekiel‘s vision.  The standard of this temple is Jesus Christ, and it is built as man measures up to the perfection of this standard.

In Ezekiel, chapter forty, the man who appeared to Ezekiel in a vision held a rod to measure the temple which he was about to show to Ezekiel.  The rod is described as being six long cubits, each of which was a cubit and a handbreadth.

CUBIT:  A cubit is equal to about eighteen inches, a multiple of six.  Six is recognized as man’s number.

HANDBREADTH:  A handbreadth is about three inches.  Three is symbolic of the Trinity.

LONG CUBIT:  A long cubit is about twenty-one inches, a multiple of seven.  Seven denotes perfection.  A cubit [man] connected to a handbreadth [God] equals a long cubit [perfection].

SIX LONG CUBITS:  The rod used to measure Ezekiel’s temple is equal to about one hundred twenty six inches, which is a multiple of six and a multiple of seven.  Six long cubits [man connected to God] is exactly the same measurement as seven cubits [the perfection of God connected to the man, Jesus].

Ezekiel’s temple is perfected man, the new creation who walks.  The above example has been revealed to my understanding according to the knowledge I already had concerning measurements, and it is one way in which the Holy Spirit shows us that man in the bosom of the Father reaches the same perfection as Jesus Christ, who is the Standard of the measure we are to achieve!!

“There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope when you were called – one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through and in all.  But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.  This is why it says:  ‘When he ascended on high he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men.’  (What does “he ascended’ mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions?  He who descended was the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)  It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may build up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”  (Ephesians 4:4-13)

ENTER THE SON/SUN GATE.

Whether one understands the entering place to be the gate of the “Son” or the “Sun” doesn’t make a lot of difference.  It is the place of light, and the place of rising.  It is the Gate of the Prince, the East Gate of the temple.  This gate brings enlightenment.  The priestly sons of God must enter this way to be made pure through obedience to Truth.   This is the narrowest gate in the entire temple and it leads to the Holy of Holies.  Christ, the Prince, is the only one who may enter here so everyone seeking entrance must be in Him. 

“Then the man brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, the one facing east, and it was shut.  The Lord said to me, ‘this gate is to remain shut.  It must not be opened; no one may enter through it.  It is to remain shut because the Lord, the God of Israel, has entered through it.  The prince himself is the only one who may sit inside the gateway to eat in the presence of the Lord.  He is to enter by way of the portico of the gateway and go out the same way.’  (Ezekiel 44:1-3)

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.”  (Ephesians 1:18)

The Spirit of Truth leads to all truth, and it is this truth that sets mankind free.  By obedience to the truth those who have faith and hope are purified and made holy.  The light of the Morning Star shining in a dark place cannot be understood until minds have been renewed. 

Until we know Christ, we walk in darkness. 

Until we know Christ, we have secondhand information.

Until we know Christ, we do not know TRUTH.

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS THE KINGDOM OF LOVE AND LIGHT.

“God is light and in him there is no darkness at all.”  (1 John 1:15)

Relevant facts concerning LIGHT:

Matter seems to change form at the speed of light; it seems to disappear.

Darkness cannot overcome light but light overcomes darkness.

When traveling at the speed of light time stops.

In the Kingdom of Light there is no time.  It is always NOW.

Light is a force of energy.

The realm of God is the Kingdom of Light, and Jesus Christ is the Light of the world.

BEHOLD! THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AMONG YOU.

“Not by might nor power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty.  (Zechariah 4:6)

TO BE STEEPED IN RELIGION ROBS ONE OF TRUTH

The religious spirit is the purveyor of deceit.  Until this spirit is out of the way we cannot see the sin that occupies the throne belonging to Christ.  When enlightenment allows the uncovering of carnality to occur religious teaching will be denounced in favor of the Truth of Christ.  The evil worm that has so easily beset us will be recognized, and we will say: “Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble?”

Carnality gained strength because of man’s choice, and the one we call Satan came into power.  Listening to that presence always leads to destruction.  Before mankind acknowledged the raspy voice of the deceiver humankind was beloved by God and blameless in all of his ways.  He was adorned in glory and the guardian of all creation.

Satan was a liar from the beginning.  “When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”  There was no truth in him, nothing to respond to the heart of the Father.  He was present at the creation of man, although not known by Adam and Eve until they succumbed to the taunting of his greedy desires.  Satan is the perversion of all that is good – the carnal nature of man who found his entry into man’s awareness through man’s dust, which is Eve, the soul.

When mankind surrendered to the harassment of carnality the spirit man withdrew, and the lower nature became dominant.  The fall of man took with him the created world.  It was then that all manner of evil came into evidence.  The satanic nature became governor of all created things.  The dominion that God had given to Adam was turned over to Satan’s demonic rule.

After the Life of the Spirit departed from man, he became like the beasts of the field – dependent upon the blood for life.  The glory that had surrounded him departed with the Spirit of God.  The Father God supplied him with a covering of skin.

Man’s lot was now to be the feeding trough of the serpent [satan], for the dust [soul] feeds the oppressor.  (See Genesis 3:14)  The reign of death spread over all creation.

The Emissary of Light [Jesus Christ] came into the world so that the world could live again.  The entire world has been saved because of this.  Now it is incumbent upon each one of us to receive the Light who has come, join that Light and shine with Him until all darkness becomes LIGHT!  The Spirit of Christ will lead us on the only pathway of return to the Father.

THE WAY IS NOT EASY THAT LEADS TO THE FULL SUFFICIENCY OF THE CHRIST MOVING THE MANY-MEMBERED BODY INTO THE DESIGN OF HIS PURPOSE.  IT IS BY GOD AND GOD ALONE THAT THIS MULTITUDINOUS BODY WILL STEP FORTH GARBED IN THE SPLENDOR OF THE GLORY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.  NO LONGER WILL THE NAME OF JESUS INSPIRE THE ALMIGHTY TO SPRING FORTH IN POWER.  INSTEAD, THE VERY POWER THAT THE NAME HAS INSPIRED SHALL MOVE THIS CHURCH.

“So, as the Holy Spirit says:  ‘Today if you hear his voice, do not harden your heart as they did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert, where your fathers tested and tried me and for forty years saw what I did.'”  (Hebrews 3:7-9)

Only those in a dry place would presume to test Almighty God.  The ones who drink of the Living Water trust and obey.  The way is not easy that leads from Egypt to Canaan, but the fertile land and the fruit produced there are more than worth the sacrifices of the trek.

Christ’s body, moving in cadence with the voice of the Father, will lead the way on to the Canaan of today.  It is a spiritual place and a spiritual journey, traversed only in the supremacy of Christ.  In the past, and according to the Lord’s direction, Christians have invoked the name of Jesus to exert the Power of the Word.  We are fast approaching the day when the Word of Power will maneuver the united body of Christ as He exerts His perfect will and purpose throughout the world.

QUIT TRYING TO SOOTHE THOSE WHO REMAIN IN THE WORLD.  IT IS BY THEIR OWN CHOICE THAT THEY STAY.  THERE IS NO HEALING BALM FOR THEM WHILE THEY DWELL IN THE POVERTY OF THEIR SOULS.  BABYLON CANNOT BE HEALED.

“Is there no balm in Gilead?  Is there no physician there?  Why then is there no healing for my people”?  (Jeremiah 8:22)

“You say, “I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.”  But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.  I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.  Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline.  So be earnest, and repent.  Here I am!  I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with me”. (Revelation 3:17- 20

By His grace God sent the balm for blind eyes into Gilead [Babylon; the world] but in an unrighteous land blind eyes cannot be opened.  Only when judgment comes will the unrighteous learn righteousness.

Although the Lord God loves the people of the world [Babylon; Gilead], He will not heal them while they remain in the practices that have cut them off from fellowship with Him. The only balm is Christ.  It is from Him that one may gain the salve for blind eyes and be healed of the darkness.  Ask and you shall receive!

THE MIND OF UNREGENERATE MAN IS A TRAP, A TRAP THAT HOLDS WITHIN IT THE TEACHING OF THE WORLD WHICH RENDERS THE WORDS OF THE SPIRIT NULL AND VOID.  THIS SHOULD NOT BE!  MAN’S MIND MUST BE ACTIVATED BY THE FREEDOM PROVIDED IN CHRIST JESUS TO RECEIVE THE TRUTH OF HEAVEN.  THE WORD SPOKEN BY THE SPIRIT MUST RELEASE THE SOUL FROM BONDAGE TO THE UNTRAINED MIND.

THE LOGIC OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE WORLD IS PERVERTED, TWISTED BY THE CARNAL NATURE TO FIT, TO COINCIDE WITH HIS SURROUNDINGS.  SPIRITUAL MAN SEEKS THE WISDOM OF THE LORD AND IS ABLE TO RECEIVE IT BECAUSE OF THE RECREATED SPIRIT WITHIN HIM.

“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and Godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.  Through them you participate in the divine nature and escape corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”  (2 Peter 1:3, 4)

Mankind’s logic is identical to the things he understands and in accord with his interests.  The unrenewed mind is closed to the wonders of the Spiritual realm, for its training has been only from the sense realm.  The enlightenment of the church of the firstborn by the wisdom and knowledge in Christ will raise humanity up from the evil sea of constant oppression.  Until the human condition is changed the world will follow the pattern set so long ago by degenerate desires and longings.

Scripture says those who worship God must worship Him in spirit and truth.  We are to extol the Lord as we submit to Him in worship.  Praise, glorify and honor Him in all His purpose and ways.  Those who walk in obedience to this call will find that love has brought understanding to raise up the united body as promised.

THE SEED IS THE FATHER; THE FLESH IS THE MOTHER.

The seed is the word of God.  The flesh is the unregenerate soulish realm.  The word is heard and a place is prepared for it to be planted in the soul by the recreated spirit.  It must attach, be nourished and grow until it takes on life of its own.  At the end of the incubation period the new life will separate from the flesh and a new creature come forth.  Separation from the flesh is an integral part of the resurrection of the many-membered body of Christ.   Until this wondrous event occurs the new creation is not strong enough to survive in his new form.

When Jesus Christ is received as Savior He recreates the human spirit.  A new form of life is introduced in the individual.  This new form has the unique purpose of bringing about the transformation from mortality to immortality.  The seed of immortality is the word of God, and the recreated spirit must plant it and cause Christ to be reproduced in the womb of the soul. 

Depositing the seed of life into the human soul is no small matter.  The spirit and soul have been separated since the Garden of Eden; reunion must come.  Before the recreated spirit captures the soul for the purpose of regeneration, this feminine aspect of the human breast must be wooed.  The spirit will allure the soul with the love that Christ has brought into the recreated spirit.

The recreated spirit is bridegroom to the soul.  [Herein lies the mystery of Paul’s teaching concerning man and woman: the soul is woman, the recreated spirit the husband.]  In the beginning the spirit and the soul were joined.  God separated them to rejoin them in holy unction when righteousness is established.  The soul is the designated mate of the spirit.   Spirit and Truth must nurture the seed of the word after it has been deposited.  When conditions are right, and the image of Christ has been formed in the soul, a birth will occur.  Eternal man will be brought forth.

The flesh is mother to eternal man

“So it will be with the resurrection of the dead.  the body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body….”  (1Corinthians 15:42-44) 

Salvation for the soul comes when she finds union with the recreated spirit. Paul refers to this phenomenon in his first letter to Timothy:  But women will be saved through childbearing – if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.”  (1 Timothy 2:15)   The soul is the only place where the wondrous thing, the New Life, can be reproduced – the image of Christ birthed in the flesh and bone of the human form of man.

Yes, mortality takes on immortality and it is a transformation; a mystery.  Compare it to the butterfly.  There is nothing to be done to speed the process, but when the time arrives the transformation will just occur.  This new creature will experience life in a different sphere.  No longer will he be earth-bound, but transformed to soar.  This is the plan of the Father for the Kingdom Reign.  Mankind will have Life in earth and live it as Life is lived in heaven, not tied to the man of dust but transformed in his soul to live free of the tentacles of death.

every individual is a designated member of the resurrected body of Christ. 

CHAPTER SIX

1988 – THROUGH THE GATE

Matthew 7 The Narrow and Wide Gates 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad

is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the

road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

LET YOUR THOUGHTS BE MY THOUGHTS AS I HOLD FULL SWAY IN YOUR LIFE.  RID YOURSELF OF ALL THAT COULD ROB YOU OF MY LIFE BEING LIVED FULLY IN YOU.  THE REMARKABLE INFLUENCE OF THE SPIRIT IN MAN WILL BE SHOWN.  BE STEADFAST AND HAVE COURAGE.

AS YOU DELVE DEEPER INTO THE WORD I WILL REFRESH YOU.

THE BLESSINGS I HAVE FOR YOU ARE RICH BEYOND COMPARE.  THESE ARE THE BLESSINGS THAT WILL SET THE JEWELS IN THEIR MOUNTINGS GIVING YOU THE LUMINOUS ASPECT OF MY CHARACTER.

What greater blessing could one be given than the Fruit of the Spirit?  Spiritual fruit becomes the precious jewels of the Kingdom as they develop in the soul and are worked out by love.

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law.”  (Galatians 5:22)

Within the soil of the earth are many deposits waiting to be uncovered, refined and used.  So it is within the ground of man: there are many precious deposits that need to be brought to the surface, refined and tried by fire.  They are the jewels of the Kingdom of God.  These can only be found as the Spiritual Fruit is developed in one’s life.  The jewels are to be set in mountings as pure as the “gold of Ophir” for the adornment of the bride, Jerusalem.  The golden mountings are to be found in the individual members of the collective body of Christ, the bride.

When one has been tried in the fire of purification he becomes as pure as the gold of Ophir.  These golden mountings receive the jewels from the treasury of God through submission to LOVE.  This training of the soul brings a luminous quality to the fruit that is borne in union with the recreated spirit.  (For your edification and pleasure read Psalm 45)

As the sons of God are built up in the Spirit of the Most High God, they become one in Christ.  The things that have been viewed as miracles will become everyday occurrences when perfection has been established.  Because of the seekers of TRUTH the Kingdom of God will be established in the earth.  No longer will humanity be defeated in their struggle under the burden of death.  For the glory of God will permeate the race of man and the Light of the Glory of God will shine in them as Christ appears with them.

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.  (Isaiah 60:1)

SPEAKING THE REVEALED WORD GIVES LIFE TO THE FACT

God speaks and moves according to His word.  If we are to be in agreement with Him we must do the same.  Do not allow an unrenewed mind to strangle the word of God.  All that is designed by Him agrees with His Word of Truth.  The things that do not are outside of His perfect will and not in accord with His purpose.  It is not difficult to understand God’s will – His peace will reign with it.

The word of God must have superiority over one’s every desire, plan and action, and be on the lips of one who is endued with strength from above.  Anything less is in accord with false prophets.  The recreated spirit will initiate obedience in this, but it rests with the soul to comply.  Obedience to Truth as one lives in the earthly sphere will transform the conversation of his days to agreement with the Living Word of God.

THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, WHICH IS THE WORD, MUST BE PRE-EMINENT WITHIN

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.  (2 Timothy 2:15)

The Living Word is the seed bearing fruit of the Tree of Life.  This fruit produces a seed crop from each harvest.  The seed must be planted back until the final crop is harvested.  When faith and love are produced together, that fruit will be ripe for plucking.

Jesus Christ is the personification of the Living Word who came to give Life, and thus bring the world back to the Father.  As the Living Word finds personification in the elect, Christ will again walk in earth as He raises up the flesh of His body.

DO NOT ENTERTAIN THE CARNAL NATURE.  LET HIM BE BORED. LET HIM LANGUISH, STARVE AND DIE.  HAVE NO MERCY FOR HIM.

DO NOT BE DECEIVED.  FLESH AND BLOOD WILL TRY TO TRICK YOU.  THIS IS THE FINAL THROES OF DEATH FOR THE FLESH AND THIS AREA WILL REBEL, TRYING TO GAIN PLACE FOR THE LOWER NATURE’S CONTROL.  PAY NO ATTENTION TO THESE ANTICS.  STUDIOUSLY DISCERN WHERE THE DESIRES STEM FROM AND ACT ACCORDINGLY.

THE SPIRIT CAN BE BORED, TOO – BORED WITH THE THINGS THAT CARNALITY DESIRES.  FEED THE SPIRIT MAN.  CARNALITY WILL BECOME SO WEAK THAT THE DESIRES OF THAT AREA WILL BE NO MORE.

Carnal knowledge is the flesh of the fruit without seed.  This is the fruit that the Father told the residents of the garden not to taste.  The tree of the knowledge of good and evil produces it.  It grows in the carnal realm and being without seed it increases in darkness (as does fungus, mold and the like) bringing corruption and death wherever it goes.  Knowledge from this area is separated from God and presents interests in things that are at odds with His perfect will and purpose.  The spread of this destitution provokes desire within the untrained soul to replenish its supply.

“Do not be deceived:  God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what he sows.  The one who sows to please his sinful nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from that Spirit will reap eternal life.  Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”.  (Galatians 6:7-9)

The human body is neutral but the carnal nature wants to control it by capturing the mind.  Submission of the mind to the desires of the lower nature will train the soul and govern the actions of the person in the ways of death.  Thank God for the recreated spirit who enables the mind, therefore the soul, to be inspired toward obedience to the Christ within.  Whatever feeds the mind also feeds the soul.  The results are acted out in human flesh.  The recreated spirit must train the area of the soul by the Living Word.  When this work is completed there will no longer be a division in man.

ALL IS IN READINESS FOR TRUTH TO ADVANCE UPON THE WORLD.  THE SHALLOWNESS OF THE PERVERSION THAT HAS ESTABLISHED ITSELF IN MANKIND WILL BE DEALT A MORTAL WOUND.  IT IS IN THE MIND OF MAN.

IT IS MAN’S MIND THAT HAS STORED THE EVIL SEEN IN THIS DAY.  THE HEART OF MAN KNOWS THERE IS A BETTER WAY AND LONGS FOR IT.  THE SPIRIT BLESSES THE SPIRITUAL MAN, THE LONGING IN THE HUMAN BREAST WILL OVER-RIDE THE EVIL MIND AND REACH OUT TO ME TO BE SAVED.  THE INNATE DESIRE OF THE HEART WILL OVERTAKE THE MIND TRAINED BY THE CARNAL NATURE AND LIFE WILL SWALLOW DEATH.

“Put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator….  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him”  (Colossians 3:10 and 17)

Although you may have received Jesus as Savior, have you ever wondered why you are tempted and at times still sin?   Second Corinthians 2:17 states that we are new creatures in Christ and the old has passed away.  Since this is so, why must we still cry out with Paul:  “When I want to do good, evil is right there with me.  For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members.? 

God’s righteousness abides in our recreated spirit.  However, the battle for the soul is waged in the arena of our minds.  The human soul is the seat of the will (mind), personality and appetites.  It is the area that perceives, examples, feels and directs the actions of our desires.  If the soul has not been trained by the recreated spirit and learned submission thereto, it serves the will of self, and self-will must die.

Consider the salvation of the soul.

The truth of the Gospel is “Christ is risen, risen indeed!”  Indeed, Christ has risen – He has risen in deed.  He has risen in action.  He has risen to LIFE.  He has risen to live His LIFE through mankind.  We have no problem with, “Christ has risen and sits on the right hand of God the Father”.  The difficulty comes in understanding that God lives in the recreated spirit of man and “my heart is His throne”.  This puts Christ Jesus in the very center of every child of the New Birth.  Now, if you believe this, and if you are a Christian your profession is that you do, there is a responsibility to this Holy One within.

God does not change; He will not conform to His surroundings.  It is His will and His purpose to change everyone with whom He comes into contact.  Upon taking up residence within the human breast it is His plan to set aside the individual for a special work.  This is called “sanctification”.  The in-working of the recreated spirit seeking to bond with the soul will renew the mind as the word is revealed, teach obedience to the will and train the desires to match the Truth that has come.  When the soul submits to the recreated spirit, the place of God’s abode has conformed to His presence.  The soul is then joined in holy unction with the recreated spirit.  The individual has submitted to the command; “Be ye holy; for I am holy.”

The holy character cannot come about by a vicarious act of the Holy Spirit.  It cannot be transferred or imputed.  The new nature is built up bit by bit in individual souls by submission to the Spirit of Christ and obedience to the Word of Truth.  The Living Water cleanses the human nature and fills the soul to overflowing.  The out-working of this change is sincere, pure love for one another.  The Holy Spirit is the power that enables us to yield to that same power for sanctification.

“…because from the beginning, God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the Truth.”  (2 Thessalonians 2:13)

Until sanctification has been completed one is not able for the refining fire.  The refining fire will purify the soul making it a living sacrifice to the Lord.  And this, dear friends, Paul says is our reasonable act of worship.

WATCH FOR THE TURNING OF THE LEAVES!

“Both the sanctuary and the Most Holy Place had double doors.  Each had two leaves – two turning leaves for each door…” (Ezekiel 41:24)

When the shallow place of man’s perversion has been flooded with the Living Water, watch for the entrance of the temple to be made open. This is what Jesus was referring to when He said that He was going to prepare a place for the habitation of the saints.  In Christ is the only way, and the work described above is the preparation in the human heart.  Individual human hearts are the designated habitation of God – His house of many rooms.  (Read Revelation 21:22 and John 14:1-6)

BY THE EVIL SCHEMES OF BABYLON THE INFIDEL HAS TRAMPLED JERUSALEM, KEEPING THE KINGDOM FROM RISING UP.  THE TIME OF TRAMPLING OVER JERUSALEM IS OVER.  THE TIME OF THE REIGN OF EVIL IS ENDING.  THE RULE OF THE KINGDOM IS AT HAND!  NOW YOU WILL SEE PEOPLE FALL DOWN IN THE FLESH AND RISE UP IN THE SPIRIT.

THE MOST HIGH GOD HAS SPOKEN.

The infidel is one without the Truth that sets mankind free.

The scheme of Babylon has been to appease the desire in the souls of men to worship God.  The heavenly Jerusalem has been trampled under the foot of the religious spirit by deception through the influence of the world.  Secular churches have designed the worship of God and interpreted the word by carnal understanding.  A covenant has been made with falsehood under the auspices of the flesh – a lie used for a covering and deception has been the hiding place.  But these will fail to protect when the overwhelming scourge comes, for the overwhelming scourge will bring death to a lie and uncover the hiding place of deception.

The overwhelming scourge is TRUTH.  It comes in the power of the Living Water to flood the hiding places that are not sufficient to cover man in his fallen condition.  Only TRUTH will free the death-bound person of the flesh and enable him to rise up in the overcoming power of the Spirit.  The hiding place of evil intent is covered by the abomination that brings desolation, and its name is deception. This religious spirit may be garbed as servants of righteousness and have the ability to shine as light.  (See 2 Corinthians 11:13-15)

The people of God are called to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.  Anything less is agreement with false prophets and contributes to the strength of the lower, fleshly nature.  Any covenant that is made with a word that is not spoken in the power of the Holy Spirit cannot protect from death, for it is death itself.  The Spirit of Truth is able to sustain only the Word of Truth.  It will not sustain a word spoken in “good faith” that has not the benefit of the revelation of Almighty God No matter how sincere the one who speaks, no matter the intent of his purpose; if the words are not Spirit and Truth they will not hold in the day of reckoning.  (See 2 Corinthians 3:6)

So now the Day of Truth has arrived and Jerusalem shall rise.  For the abomination that brings desolation has been recognized and must be removed.  The appearing of the Christ of God in the glory of His saints shall come, and they will rule with Him in the Holy City until the Kingdom of God replaces the destruction wrought by Babylon.

Those who cling to the deception imposed by misunderstanding will certainly meet pain and suffering.  Destruction will surely come to the land of the unwise.  The Father God has made misery and woe the sure result of sin.

BEWARE OF THE EGO

LET SELF BE ABASED AS THE LORD HIMSELF IS EXULTED.  DO NOT MOVE FROM THE POINT OF DEFEAT BUT OF VICTORY. THE RAMPARTS OF THE LORD HAVE BEEN RAISED UP FOR THIS MIGHTY PURPOSE.

There is a consequence for a life of sin and it is the fire of God.  He is the originator of the flame that was created for the devil and his angels.  Cling to unrighteousness, and upon the death of your body you will know that hell.  Let the cleansing fire of God burn now so that you will be found worthy in the day of your judgment.  Jesus came not only to forgive mankind of his iniquity and to give him entrance into the place of paradise, but also to save him from his separation from the Father.  He came to raise man up to the Life of his eternal inheritance so that he may never fail again.

THOSE I LOVE I REBUKE AND CHASTISE – MY CHILDREN, MY SONS.  I WANT THE SOULS OF ALL WHO EXPERIENCE THE DEATH OF THEIR BODIES TO BE CLEANSED BEFORE CROSSING OVER INTO THE ETERNAL REALM.

Father, what is the devil?

THIS ENTITY IS THE PERPETRATOR OF WICKEDNESS.

Where did he come from?

HE CAME FROM OUT OF ME OF COURSE.  HE HAD NO STATURE UNTIL MAN AGREED TO GIVE HIM PLACE BY LISTENING AND BELIEVING HIS LIES.  THIS EVIL INTENT, KNOWN AS SATAN AND THE DEVIL, HAS NO STRENGTH APART FROM MAN’S WILL.  I ABOLISHED HIS REIGN OVER MANKIND AT THE CROSS-.  THE STRENGTH NOW USED IN THIS REALM IS BY TRICKERY AND IS PROMULGATED BY FEAR IN THE HEARTS OF MANKIND.  IT REMAINS FOR MAN TO ERADICATE EVEN THE MEMORY OF EVIL BY TAKING UP THE LIFE SUPPLIED THROUGH THE SPIRIT.

The carnal nature will be no more when mankind realizes who the devil is and where Satan abides.  How could a people created by God allow this evil entity to endure after it is learned that only by our own wills he exists?

I implore you to prayerfully consider these words.  Search the Scriptures with your recreated spirit and a mind of wisdom given by the Christ of God.

~*~

I realize that because of deception, man has continued to walk the downtrodden pathway and has not risen to the place that Jesus Christ has provided.  What part do demons play in this failure?  Are they resources of energy from the realm of deception, gaining strength when specious beliefs from a spurious source are practiced in individual lives?  Is it possible for one whose spirit is recreated in Christ to be troubled to the point of demon possession of his soul?  If one continues giving place to memories of the fleshly nature, will temptation become longing and too much to bear?

YES, YOUR PERCEPTION IS CORRECT.

THE WALK BY THE SPIRIT IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAINING UP THE SOUL.  UNTIL THIS IS COMPLETED, THE SOUL IS AT THE MERCY OF THE WILL OF THE INDIVIDUAL.  THE RECREATED SPIRIT COMES NOT ONLY TO MAKE LIFE EASIER IN EARTH FOR MORTAL MAN, BUT ALSO AND PRIMARILY, TO RAISE UP ETERNAL MAN.

WHILE THE SOUL IS DISCONNECTED FROM THE SPIRIT IT IS ABLE TO CHOSE INDEPENDENTLY WHICH COURSE TO FOLLOW.  REUNION MUST BE ACHIEVED.

Lord, You who are Creator of all things; You who never rest or sleep but forever move to complete the fulfillment of your perfect design and purpose, what is the aim of Your thrust now?

I AM CLAIMING TERRITORY.  MY ELECT ARE TO MOVE BY THE SATURATION OF CHRIST, NOT BY AN ANOINTING.  WHEN MY MEASURE IS FULL IN THESE, THEY WILL KNOW.

I AM THE OVERCOMER; STAY IN ME.  THIS TIME OF THE SABBATH REST WILL ACCOMPLISH ITS INTENDED WORK.  “VICTORY IS MINE”, SAYS THE LORD.

The Lord Almighty is revealing the mysteries of the universe.  This is the “unfurling of the sky” and the “rolling back of the heavens” spoken of in some translations of Scripture.  Through this knowledge His power will be released – not only within us, but also among us!

As the Lord reveals, He is obtaining useful materials from waste products – reclaiming what He has redeemed.  Through enlightenment He is bringing people in from the error of their understanding; therefore in their conduct.  The Lord is placing the first fruits of His remnant along the pathway as traffic directors to show the way to those who are longing for His appearing.

STABILIZATION; THIS IS THE INCREMENT OF GROWTH THAT WILL PRODUCE THE BODY OF MY GLORY.

Spirit-filled mortal man is a combustible force that confounds the lower nature.  The Lord has imparted His Spirit to the man of the ground to supply the strength he needs to survive in this fallen world.  When the full measure of the stature of Christ Jesus is met in the called-out ones there will be a constancy of power such has been known only in the Christ of Jesus.  This measure will see the rising up of eternal man and the death of the man of the flesh.

Man has inherent power in the universe to control the development of himself and his surroundings because God gave him dominion over all creation.  This dominion was transferred to the lower nature, and the world has moved in a downward spiral in accord with its fallen desires, thoughts and words.  Christ Jesus appeared and redeemed mankind from this degraded way of living but as a race, mankind has not seen fit to avail itself of this redemption.

Those who are anointed by the Holy Spirit bring comfort to mortal man as he lives under the threat of death.  But the human form saturated in Christ will bring mankind to the place of overcoming strength.  The man of the high nature will rule fully.  The stabilization of God’s power in man is not a special anointing but constant and full of wisdom.  Eternal man, recreated in earth, will move in the same way as Christ Jesus did – in the power of love as it emanates holy righteousness.  God wants very much to extend this bountiful power to His created man.  However, it is prohibited because of the factor of unfinished work in redeemed man.  Until the remnant comes into full compliance with all that the Lord has designed for His body the struggle will continue.

I am uplifted in knowing that Christ Jesus is in command.  I am comforted in the realization that it is His Life, His Body now coming to the fore.  No longer are the redeemed only individuals trying to be obedient, but are instead, a united effect in the strength supplied in the wisdom of the Blessed Head, Jesus.

“…death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come“.  (Romans 5:14)

“…Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe”.  (Galatians 3:22)

It is not acts of iniquity that separate man from God; rather it is because man is separated from God that iniquities occur.

“For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.”  (Romans 5:14)

When God poured out Himself for the creation of all things His substance separated from His holy righteousness and became an obliquity – diametrically opposite from God’s character.  The first thing that God did was to separate the light from the darkness.  From the chaos on the face of the deep He formed all things while the Spirit of God hovered.  Into man He inspired the Breath of Life, thus making Life available to his soul where the nature of the obliquity was hidden.  Man was inspired with the Spirit of God (which was lacking in the rest of creation).  He was given the right to walk in God’s glory and the authority to rule over creation by the power of the Word.  Although the rest of creation lacked the Life that God had given to man, all things were good because evil had not yet been found in mankind.

Of course, we know that man was tempted by the carnal nature that was hidden within.  When he succumbed to that evil intent he became a slave to perverted desires for he was then absent from God.  He became like the beasts of the field, birds of the air, creeping and crawling things, creatures of the sea, and all living things.  His life now was the one common to the animal kingdom – dependant upon his blood.

Now, prayerfully read the words of Paul, from Romans 8, verses 20 and 21: …the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

[Note:  God’s hope is different from the hope which mankind employs.  God’s hope is based upon what He knows, and He is omniscient.  For Him, what he hopes for is a fact.]

Mankind was subjected to the frustration of separation from God and to the iniquity which followed, not by his own choice but because it was God’s will for man at that time.  He subjected man to this turmoil in hope, for all creation will know freedom forever from the darkness which was from the beginning upon the face of the deep.  Christ Jesus appeared for the precise purpose of opening the way to righteousness and providing the opportunity for mankind to choose the perfect purpose of God’s will for His family.  It is through righteousness that the curse will be  reversed, and righteousness comes by LOVE.

Humanity’s separation and return to God was in His plan from the beginning.  All that is separated from Him will be joined to Him through the transformation of the new form that walks –the overcoming man.  All that is a reflection of God will become as He is – no longer reversed as we know all reflections to be.  Mankind will be in the form of the substance of the Father – God’s image in the Son, the family of God.

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away…  He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”  (Revelation 21:4-7)

Whenever we compare ourselves with those who do not know Christ, we deceive ourselves into believing that we are better than they.  When we compare ourselves with others of our kind, the standard is much too low.  The only standard in the world is flesh.  The only standard for the redeemed is Jesus, crucified and resurrected for the church age; ascended for the Kingdom Reign.  The world must be shown the Standard of the Ascended Christ manifested in the called-out ones for He came to save the world.

THE CUP OF BLESSING HAS BEEN POURED OUT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DRUNK OF THE CUP OF MY SUFFERING – DRINK FULLY OF THIS ELIXIR.  IN THIS YOU WILL FIND THE SUPPLY NEEDED FOR THE TRIUMPHANT WALK IN THE KINGDOM.   TAKE NO WORRY ABOUT HOW ANY NEED SHALL BE MET.  THOSE WHO DWELL IN MY SHELTER, DWELL IN ME.  IN ME IS ALL SUFFICIENCY.  I AM LIFE, AND YOUR LIFE IS HIDDEN IN ME.  IN THIS MOVE I DO THE STEPPING, AND IT IS IN VICTORY THAT I WALK.  THIS WALK WILL ESTABLISH THE KINGDOM IN EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

An elixir is considered to be a remedy for all ailments and to prolong life; a panacea.  It is an element that turns base metals to gold – the quintessence of the bride of the recreated spirit.

There is a higher walk than “helping others”, even though this has been the badge and seal of the Christian during the Church Age.  The walk that the King of Glory is drawing us to is that of bringing Him in His glory to the people so that they may possess Him!  He is the ultimate ministry.  All needs are met in Him, and His supply never runs short.  All that He asks of us is submission in obedience demonstrated through love.

The Lord does not want us to continue to correct errors in our lives by a mere act of the will.  The only acceptable correction is to draw closer into Him through total surrender and obedience to His perfect will and purpose.  The commands of the law speak to man’s will on the level of the carnal nature.  He is speaking now to those with a pure heart.  LOVE will make the changes.  Not love as human beings love one another but the Love that God alone supplies.  He will use this Love to draw the world to Him through His surrendered vessels.

THE WORLD IS MINE, AND I SHALL POSSESS IT!

It is written: “‘As surely as I live,” says the Lord, “every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.'”  (Romans 14:11)

Scripture tells us that it is impossible to confess the Lordship of Jesus unless one has the Spirit of Christ.  (See 1 Corinthians 12:3)  Therefore, in the light of the Scripture quoted above from Romans we must know that every horrid thing that has been the enemy’s tool will be conquered and magnificently replaced by way of transformation.  Sorrow will turn to joy, suffering to peace, humility will replace pride, and fear will be changed to faith, lust to love, and so on and on and on. Everything must meet the relentless fire of God, either now as we live in mortal bodies or later. 

The Lord applies His flame to all that is evil.  If one’s soul clings to evil he will not escape the flame.  The Lord Jesus Christ came as a pruning hook to lop off the twigs and branches growing as lichens on the vine. After they are removed their place is the fire.  If the fungus (iniquity) is not removed in our lives by the pruning hook (the Word of God), then the whole person is liable for the flame. To meet the God who is a consuming fire is glorious if the trimming away has been done.  (See Hebrews 12:29.)  But if the chastising is not met in complete surrender:

“…no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.  (Hebrews 10:26, 27)

“…It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”  (Hebrews 10:31)

Remembering the entity of evil and from whence it came, we can surely know its end.  Amen.   

NO LONGER IS THE WAY OF THE WORLD SUPREME IN THE LAND.  TO TAKE GAIN FROM THIS REALM IS TO TAKE LOSS.  ONLY THOSE WHO WALK IN THE NARROW WAY SHALL HAVE THE SURPLUS OF THE GRAIN.  LET ME DIRECT EVERY MOVE.  HAVE NO FEAR.  BE AWARE THAT MY LOVE AND KINDNESS IS TOWARD MY CHILDREN.

WHEN SHELLS BEGIN TO CRUMBLE THEN I CAN MOVE SWIFTLY.  YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THIS.

THE WINNER’S CIRCLE HAS BEEN DRAWN.  STEP INTO IT AND REMAIN.  THE BATTLE HAS BEEN WON – WALK IN THE VICTORY.  THE SWORDS ARE MADE INTO PLOUGHSHARES.

The priests are traditionally the ones who receive the surplus of the grain brought to the altar as an offering to the Lord.  In this day those who receive the overflow of blessings are the priests in the Order of Melchizedek.  The grain that is alluded to is from the Lord’s storehouse of firstfruit blessings, which have been offered up to Him as seed grain.

Receive everything from the point of victory through the hands of the Lord. Accept nothing else.  If you are steadfast and receive only from the Lord, even the things that were intended for evil and extended toward you from the lower realm, will be turned for good as they touch you.  Not everyone will be able to do this, but if you are of the priesthood of Melchizedek, this grain is yours!

It is a momentous thing to grasp the intent of God’s plan – to see humanity as a part of God, not a species to be forever apart from Him.  His plan from the beginning of creation was for a completed family, completed in the perfection of Christ and completed by the presence of all.  The purpose of Christ is to bring this plan to fruition.

We are aware that in order to grow, all living things must have water.  It is no different for the fruit that the Lord produces in the Spiritual realm.  It must have water, too.  The Lord God sends water to the earth in the form of rain.  The Spiritual rain has come in abundance but most of us were not even aware of the clouds that brought it.  The early and the late rains have supplied the land with a river of Living Water.  Plants have sprung up from the seed deposited in the hearts of the human souls.  The seedlings must depend upon this ever-flowing stream of water, not looking for another Spiritual rain to fall.  Plants that depend only upon rain have shallow roots, and in seasons of drought wither and fade.  The plants of the Lord must put down deep roots to be supplied by the river of Living Water.  Amen.

IN THIS DAY AND AT THIS TIME THE SON OF MAN/SON OF GOD HAS COME TO BE GLORIFIED IN ALL THE HOLY ONES.  HE HAS COME QUIETLY FORMING HIS BODY TO SUIT HIS NEED.  EVERYTHING IS IN ORDER AND THE ADVANCE UPON THE WORLD SHALL BE SEEN.

Scripture states that Christ will appear in the clouds when He is again present with power and great glory.  Throughout the Old Testament God moved, appeared and spoke through the clouds.  When Christ Jesus was transfigured on the mountain in the presence of Peter, James and John, the Spirit of the Lord spoke once more from a cloud.  The voice of the Lord directed that from that time forward they should listen to the Son who He was presenting in Light and enveloping with them in a cloud.

There is much to be gleaned from this instance of revelation, but the thing that is relevant for this bit of understanding is that the elect of the generations are the clouds.  They are witnesses of the Spirit and Truth, giving their testimony of Christ as they live.  When Christ Jesus was brought before the Sanhedrin for questioning, He admitted being the Son of the Blessed One and told his adversaries that in the future they would see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of God in the clouds.  Dear Ones, grasp this truth!  The Son of man sits upon the throne and comes forward in the clouds – the sanctified, purified Christians.  He has been sitting in the clouds and coming forward ever since His Spirit entered into the hearts of humankind.  He comes as Living Water, Bread of Life, the Morning Star, the Rain, the Light, and the Refiners Fire.  He comes as the Teacher to renew our minds, the Rod to chastise His sons, as the Counselor to guide.  He comes to us with anointing to prepare the body of the Living Word.  He fulfills the feasts and fasts within the human heart.  He comes to empower His own so that He may raise the clouds of witnesses up for His appearing in the latter days.

These clouds of witnesses of the Son have been taking up the rain of the Spirit throughout the generations so that it may be poured out upon all flesh in the Day of the Lord.

Read Revelations 11.

During the remaining time allotted to end transgression the worshipers of the Church Age trample under the precious things of God while the called out ones are fitted with garments of righteousness.

Jesus was endued with Power From On High, and the Spiritual strength that had been present with Moses was at His command.  The two witnesses, Spirit and Truth, gave their testimony through Christ Jesus while He was wrapped in the garment of flesh for the three and one-half years of His earthly ministry.  The carnal world system took away the mortal life of His flesh and the world called Him dead.  The same evil system of Sodom crucified Jesus before the foundation of the world and also on Golgotha‘s hill.  Christ shall rise up again to be seen in the remnant.

Three and one-half years remain to finish iniquity and establish righteousness.  This period is allotted to complete an assignment and is not a measurement of time as the natural realm knows it.  This measurement is of the Spiritual realm.  In agreement with the Spirit of Truth the remnant of the generations remains strong in faith – even in their mortal bodies.  The blood nature of mortal man corrupts the supply of the earth but the holiness of eternal man is unwavering.  

Throughout the period of bringing iniquity to an end, the world rejoices and celebrates while their decadence grows deeper.  They believe that God’s eternal purpose is dead but their thinking is warped.  They speak of a new world order and believe that the Kingdom reign will have no effect in their lives.  Still, the remnant that God has reserved for Himself through the generations is faithful; Christ’s body shall rise up as one, for they are one in Christ.

When the preparation of the elect is completed the two witnesses of the Word of God (Spirit and Truth) will stand.  The feet of those elect who remain will be firmly planted in Jerusalem, and at the command of the Head they will appear in the glory that is Christ’s.  This is the manifestation of faith and love coming together.  Love causes faith to function in all of the areas where Truth has been revealed.  FAITH BECOMES A TANGIBLE FACT.  A large portion of the Babylonian system will fail.  A perfect number of people will receive the Truth and the New Life will go forth, bringing death to the flesh nature.  God will be glorified in them.

Because of the steadfast holiness of the saints of God the Reign of the Kingdom shall begin.  The Measure of the Standard of Christ Jesus will be seen in the world.

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.”  (Revelation 11:15)

“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign…”  (Revelations 11:17)

“When Christ, who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory!”  (Colossians 3:4)

When Christ becomes your life He will be seen, and you will be glorified in Him!

THE WORD IS BEING MADE PERFECT IN MY CHILDREN.

CHAPTER SEVEN

1989 – COME AND DINE

Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I

will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

LOOK FORWARD AND REJOICE!

THE RICHNESS OF THIS TIME CANNOT BE COMPOUNDED AT THE BANK.  IT GOES FAR BEYOND THE REALM OF NATURAL MAN AND HIS HUMAN DESIRES.  AS YOU KEEP YOUR EYE FULLY ON ME EVERY NEED IS MET AND THE DESIRE OF THE AGES FULFILLED.  ALL OF YOUR ASSETS ARE IN ME.  DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE DIVIDENDS.

A NEW ERA HAS BEGUN.  THIS IS THE DAY TO WHICH YOU HAVE LOOKED FORWARD.  YOUR TIME WITH ME HAS BEEN WELL SPENT.  THE BEST IS YET TO COME.

THE NEWNESS OF THE ORDER THAT IS OVERTAKING MANKIND WILL DISTINGUISH THIS DAY ABOVE ALL OTHERS.  THE TOOLS OF THE KINGDOM ARE FAR DIFFERENT FROM THE TOOLS OF THE WORLD.  THE TOOLS OF THE WORLD ARE IMPLEMENTED BY FORCE; THE TOOLS OF THE KINGDOM ARE APPLIED THOROUGH FAITH, AND ARE POWERED BY DIVINE LOVE.

IT HAS BEEN MY HEART’S DESIRE THROUGHOUT ALL OF THE AGES TO SEE MY IMPLEMENTS PICKED UP AND USED BY MY CHILDREN.  THEY HAVE WASTED MUCH TIME BY PLAYING WITH THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF THEIR OWN DESIGN.  THESE BLOCKS HAVE NO MORTAR, AND THE CAPITALS THEY HAVE BUILT ARE CRUMBLING AND FALLING – FALLING TO DECAY.

NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE STRUCTURE OF MY DESIGN AND PURPOSE TO BE ESTABLISHED.  THE MORTAR IS STILL WET – NOT FULLY SET, BUT IT IS BUILT. IT IS TOGETHER! 

ALL IS WELL.  THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FAITH AND LOVE TOGETHER IS HERE.

The principal elements of the world have held the attention of mankind prisoner.  They have negated the principles of God and established as the primary concern of man such things as health, wealth, and position in life.  These are transit concerns, not eternal.  Man has sought to establish the things that comfort the flesh of his body and the nature of his soul.  God will have made permanent in the earth the things that are of principal importance in His Kingdom.

Read Jeremiah 25:12-16; 29:10-14 and 2 Peter 3:10-15.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS TIME IS TO BRING INTO OBEDIENCE THE CHILDREN OF THE ORDER.

The New Order is for the time of setting things right.  Jesus Christ has made atonement for wickedness, and the reproach of His people will be removed from the earth.

From the time of Darius’ decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem to the present time all things have been moving forward to bring in everlasting righteousness as transgression is finished.  Visions and prophecies will be sealed in their fulfillment and the righteousness of Christ will be worked out in His body.  All that is seen in the natural realm has its spiritual counterpart.  Jerusalem was rebuilt and the temple restored.  However, just as Jesus declared, temples of stone tumbled to ruin as is the fate of everything built by man.  But it was not an edifice built by human hands that inspired the words of prophets and kings.  Rather, it was the same building that Paul referred to when he declared:

“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.  In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.  And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit”.  (Ephesians 2:19-22)

God’s holy people are not the Jewish tribe of Israel.  His people are those who are joined to Him.  The elect are gathered from every generation; every nation, race and tribe.  Spiritual Israel is His family – the ones to whom the promises are made.  (Read Ephesians 2:11-18)  As the living stones are joined together they are the new order of God’s Command; mortared together by love to rise as the temple of New Jerusalem.

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away”.  (Revelations 21:4)

“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe” (Proverbs 18:10)

The name of Christ the Lord is “Word of God.”  (See Revelation 19:13 and John 1:14)  God presents Himself to man by identification with His name and establishes that aspect of Himself within the person.  As the Word of God is fully fixed in the human soul, Christ is rising in power and forming the living stones who make the temple.  This is the stabilizing strength that gives man the aspect of the constancy of God’s Life.

“…let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.”  (Matthew 24:16.  Read all of chapter 24)

The wilderness of Judea is at the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point of the earth’s surface.  The Lord spoke a Spiritual word that has fallen on ears that do not hear.  Nevertheless, He was making a statement that even a pragmatic person may heed:  GO FROM THE LOW PLACE TO THE HIGHER.

Mankind must not be confused concerning things such as conflicts between nations, famines, earthquakes and other catastrophic events. They are merely signs that the end of the world system is near.  They are the symptomatic outworking of the world’s separation from God.  The rumblings are humanity.  The birth of a new generation will bring the end of agony in the world for the Seed of LIFE has been deposited in her.  It is a difficult labor because obedience must be learned before the birth can occur.

Throughout the church age many have professed Christ, and a word has been proclaimed in His name.  Often it was only the word interpreted by man’s understanding, but at times it has been a true word – although an incomplete word.  It has drawn mortal man into the Kingdom but has not caused eternal man to rise.  Mankind has grown weary waiting for what he has believed to be the eternal promises.  Yet, Christ has not tarried.  It is because Christendom has not grown in its stature of understanding that even some of the faithful have wavered.

The abominable thing that has ruled the world from the usurped throne in the human heart will be seen when eyes are opened by truth, and the empire of Babylon will be ruined.  At that time there must be no one return to the teaching of the secular church.  Move forward to the higher place.  It will be a difficult time for those who have received the word but have not given birth to New Life in their souls. Those who have not moved on to maturity will struggle.  Pray that this will occur when people are free to move.

The world will change over from the rule of carnality to the reign of God’s Kingdom.  Those of a rebellious nature will suffer because the carnal realm will be exposed to the wrath of God in this great tribulation.  While the unregenerate continue to look to the wounded world for their sustenance, the Christ-man (those who are dead to the world but alive in Christ) will be spiritually rising in the ecstasy of union with the Light of the World.

There will be those who say: come to this church or to that place, but Christ won’t be there.  His appearing will be only in the saints as they gradually grow brighter and brighter until the sun [Son] reaches His zenith.

“The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining brighter till the full light of day.”  (Proverbs 4:18)

Those who receive Christ in His truth and glory will bow down for the death of their mortal flesh and rise up in their spiritual flesh with the strength of eagles.  The recreated spirit will consume the flesh nature.  When time has been fulfilled the SON will appear together with the clouds of witnesses.  [The clouds are the elect joined in Him with power and great glory.  See Matthew 24:30; Colossians 3:4]

The revelation of Christ in the saints will be consternation to the churches and will shake all not rooted and grounded in Him.  The Light of this body will outshine the sun in its glory. The SON has been granted Life in Himself and those in Him share in that Life.  HIS LIFE IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

“Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him.

So shall it be!  Amen” (Revelation 1:7)

THE STEADFASTNESS BORNE IN THE REMNANT IN THIS DAY IS NOT A QUALITY THAT IS SUPPLIED BY A RUSHING OF THE SPIRIT.  NO, IT IS BORNE IN THE PERMANENCE OF THE LIFE THAT IS WITHIN.  TO DISTINGUISH DIRECTION FOR THIS DAY THE LORD REQUIRES DEDICATION AND A CONSTANT AWARENESS OF HIS PRESENCE.  YOU CANNOT WAIT FOR THAT GRAND EXCITEMENT OR THE PRESSURE OF POWER EXERTING FROM WITHIN.  THIS WALK MUST BE WELL LEARNED WITH AN ACUTE SENSITIVITY TO THE STRENGTH THAT IS SUPPLIED IN A STEADY STREAM.

The Greek language has three words that define the three forms of life to be known in man.  They are psuche, pneuma and Zoe. The word psuche defines mortal life.  This is the life common to all living creatures.  It describes life in its bodily form, which supports the soul separated from God.  This life is limited to the earth for it is death bound.

pneuma is the word describing the Breath of Life.  This is the Spiritual life that God inspired into Adam..  It is the life that Jesus breathed out for His disciples, and it is freely given to all who are born-again.  The life of the Spirit is the guarantee of the better thing to come and is ever-lasting life for the soul and death to mortality.

When one speaks of the Life of God they are referring to Zoe Life in the absolute sense, and it is God’s possession.  The essence of this life is love because it is the expression of the eternal nature of God.  God moves toward His children in this life.  It is the Life that the Father caused the Son to have.  (John 5:26) 

Christ comes by way of the Spirit [pneuma] to bring the new birth to the life [psuche] of man, and it is His purpose to draw each one into absolute life [zoe].  Zoe is the form of life absent of all possibility of death. 

Christ is Zoe because this Life is given exclusively to the Only Begotten Son of the Father.  He does not separate this Life to be an individual possession of each person but He will cause each one to have it.  Christ rises within until all mortality is overcome and separation from the world occurs.  Mortality takes on immortality.  When you have been saturated in Christ, He will be seen, and you will be seen as the image of God in the glory that is His.  Halleluiah!

As we see the establishment of love and faithfulness coming together the Word is made flesh in those obedient to the Father.  The body of Christ will be glorified in the saints as the promises take form, bringing His body together.  The covenant made with Abraham and with David for the purpose of the perpetuation of the family seed became flesh in Christ Jesus.  The seed from the fruit of his earth-walk, which was scattered abroad, has brought forth the fruit presenting the seed for the plantings that bring joy and pleasure to the heart of the Father.

“Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.  (Acts 8:4)

When this body joins the heavenly realm, with one voice His praise shall be made glorious among the people of the earth.  This is the song that was begun in the morning of creation to be joined by the mighty chorus of the redeemed of the earth.  Heaven and earth will be one in the establishment of His temple by the power of the Word of God.

Understand what the Spirit is teaching:  The Lord comes revealing Himself to us by His Name, and the name He is using here is “Word of God”.  As the Word (His Name) is fully established within, it is as a strong tower.  It holds up the body because His Name is filled with faith.  The Word-of-God/His-Name is revelation of the heavenly realm.  It is knowledge of His love, of His peace and joy.  This is actually the temple that Jesus declared He would restore in three days.  The temple was first seen in the resurrection of His wounded body, and at this time in the resurrection of His healed, congruent body – the temple of living stones.

Those who were not a nation become a nation because the Lord  glorifies His elect.  All of the nations will come and be gathered unto IsraelThe Word of the Lord is going forth into the land to accomplish that to which it is sent.  The Living Word takes the form of Christ’s body, and this healed and resurrected body is the instrument in the Lord’s hand to bring the pinnacle of events to full realization.  The culmination of all that has gone before is the family promised to Abraham that numbers as the dust of the earth, the sand of the seashore and the stars of the sky.  This, Dear Ones, is Christ’s inheritance.

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”  (Ephesians 1:18, 19)

IMPRINTED UPON YOUR SOUL IS MY LIFE – MY IMAGE

The names of children of the Lord are engraved upon the palms of His hands for He is ever mindful of His promise to bring forth a people for His name.  He holds these in the palms of His protection until the day of the birth of His own image in the congruent SON.

I WILL TRANSPOSE MY DESIRE TO THE FLESH OF MAN AND BRING HIM INTO VITAL UNION WITH I AM

When God covenanted with Abraham to bring forth a people for His name, the process for the children’s return to the Father was set in motion.  In His heart was the pledge: “I will love them with an everlasting love.  God showed Himself powerful and worthy to be worshiped as He moved Abraham from place to place and kept him safe.  Abraham had faith in God, and God’s sufficiency was made evident to him.  Abraham was greatly blessed through his faithful obedience as he identified with the Great God, El Shaddi, who was known to the people as the God of Abraham.

So, too, the elect in this day identify with the Name of the Lord and are greatly blessed.  They become “those who are called by His name“.   To the chosen, the promises are mighty and the blessings many.

“For you are a people holy to the LORD your God.  The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.”  (Deuteronomy 7:6)

It is by the Spirit of the Most High God that the remnant is made one in Christ and resurrected as His body.  The presence of the Spirit of Christ produces fruit in the soul, which vicariously gives birth to every quality that bespeaks the Holy Name.  Christ then becomes the Life by whom these are known.  This is the hope that we hope for, the crown of salvation.  At this time and in this way the circle will be accomplished.  The Lord’s plan to bring His elect into the fitted garment of righteousness and vital union with the Name of the Lord will be completed.

“…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  (2 Chronicles 7:14)

EVERY MAN IS AN EMPIRE UNTO HIMSELF.  BY THE WORDS THAT HE SPEAKS AND THE MEDITATIONS OF HIS HEART HIS LAND WILL DEVELOP AS FERTILE OR FALLOW.  LET THE WORDS OF YOUR MOUTH PROCLAIM THE PRAISE OF THE ALMIGHTY TO FORM THE FLESH OF THE WORD OF GOD.

WITH BLESSING I WILL BLESS AND WITH CURSING I WILL CURSE.

“For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel?”  (1 Peter 4:17)

The first judgment to come to God’s household is that of overcoming.  It is not the time for standing in faith, but a time for moving on in overcoming strength.  It is time for knowing that the Lord is God and that the victory for every battle has been won in Christ.  Overcoming is gained in the times of proving of strength through trials.  Overcoming enables one to accept the trials as a refining fire of preparation for the day of God’s wrath.

DO NOT THINK THAT IN THESE DAYS BECAUSE OF THE RELATIONSHIP YOU HAVE WITH YOUR LORD THAT ALL WILL BE SMOOTH – FAR FROM IT.  YOU ARE PROTECTED IN THIS TIME BUT MY WRATH HAS FALLEN, AND IT FALLS WHERE IT MAY – UPON ALL OUTSIDE OF MY REALM OF GLORY.  THOSE IN MY SHELTER WILL SURVIVE.  THE WOUNDS YOU FEEL ARE NOT ON YOU BUT ALL AROUND YOU.

DO NOT PUT YOUR TRUST IN THE PHYSICAL REALM.  YOUR HOPE, YOUR ONLY HOPE, IS IN ME.  THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO PROSPER FROM THE WAY OF THE WORLD WILL BE FOUND SHORT, FOR THAT WELL IS RUNNING DRY.  THEY ARE NOT LOOKING TO THE HIGH CALLING.  SO DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THEM IS AS FAR AS THEY SEE.  MY OWN MUST RECEIVE FROM MY HANDS BEFORE THE WORLD WILL KNOW THAT THEY CAN.

DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE PLACED IN THE HANDS OF THE UNRIGHTEOUS BUT BE AMONG THEM.  DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO GAIN THE UPPER HAND IN ANY MANNER.  THE NEW NATURE MUST BE A GUIDE TO THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE WORLD.

“My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you.  When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.  Though grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and regard not the majesty of the LORD.

“O LORD, your hand is lifted high, but they do not see it.  Let them see your zeal for your people and be put to shame; let the fire reserved for your enemies consume them.  (Isaiah 26:9-11)

The souls of the children of the world have crossed the boundary of acceptable behavior into the valley of turmoil.  The intent of the greedy heart has so established itself that it is visible to the human eye.  These don’t realize that they have moved in a way that will cause their desires to be their undoing, but judgment is coming, and its form is righteousness.

All that draws its life from the blood will perish.  This is to say:  The only life that will supply vitality is the Spirit of God.  The fleshly life of mortal man is meeting death and eternal man is rising.  Everything that sustains life in the natural realm has been so wounded, so abused and damaged in every way that it can no longer suffice.

Truth is being established in the world, and it is like a great underground river – unseen, yet a mighty force.  When the time is right this river will surface and flow in the very areas that have become arid because of the injustice of the human heart.  It will flow into these areas, and the wise will be refreshed in its waters and be saved.  Christ is the answer to all of the hurt and pain in the world.

Pray that those who have depended upon the flesh nature will quickly recognize the change in the rule of the world and will grasp the truth so that further suffering will be minimal.

THE LAST GENERATION HAS BEEN BORN THAT WILL BE ALLOWED TO WALK IN SIN.

The key word here is allowed.  To allow is to stand aside.  Although it has never been God’s will for mankind to walk separate from Him, He has allowed people to prosper in that walk until the time for His harvest.  As He begins to gather in the crops of all that He has sown, the crop of the world will be destroyed.  There  will be no grain for those who persist in dwelling there.

Those born into Christ’s body at this time need to learn righteousness and move into the Kingdom Age. 

THERE WILL BE WEEPING AND WAILING AND GNASHING OF TEETH.

ONLY THOSE WHO RECEIVE FROM THE LORD OF ALL CREATION WILL PROSPER IN THIS DAY.  SO BE IT!

YES, THE TIME OF MOSES IS OVER.  THE TIMES OF BLESSING AND ANOINTING ARE ENDING.  THE TIME OF WANDERING IN THE WILDERNESS IS THROUGH.  THE HOLY SPIRIT BLESSINGS ARE ENDING. THEY WERE FOR THE TIME OF MORTAL MAN DWELLING IN THE LAND.  NOW IS THE TIME FOR ETERNAL MAN TO RISE AND THE FULL POWER OF THE LIVING CHRIST TO BE EXPERIENCED.  AS THE COMPANY OF LOVE ADVANCES UPON THE WORLD THEY WILL CAUSE THE DOMINION OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS TO FALL.  ALL THAT IS NOT OF THAT KINGDOM WILL FAIL.  THIS IS THE EXACT TIME OF THE RISING UP.

THAT WHICH IS EXPERIENCED NOW HAS BEEN PICTURED IN THE SOJOURN OF THE HEBREW PEOPLE FROM EGYPT TO CANAAN.  THEIR FAILURE WAS TO BE EXPECTED BECAUSE THEY WERE A PEOPLE OF THE FLESH.  THESE, HOWEVER, ARE MY OWN.  MY LIFE HAS COME TO THEM IN POWER.  I DWELL IN THEM AS THEY ARE HIDDEN IN ME.  THEY CANNOT FAIL.

Exact is accuracy of detail.  This is referring to the way of this accomplishment rather than the hour of the event.   Exact for this move carries with it the meaning to drive out all that is not of the same intent, and it is for the purpose of perfection.

The new generation of the elect of God will know that the Lord is our righteousness.  They will keep the name of the Lord holy and acknowledge Him among the people. 

“‘The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.’

“In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety.  This is the name by which he will be called:  ‘The LORD is Our Righteousness.’

“‘So then the days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when people will no longer say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ but they will say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the descendants of Israel up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.’  Then they will live in their own land.'”  (Jeremiah 23:5-8)

The captive Hebrew people cried out to God for deliverance from the cruelty of the Egyptians.  God heard their cry and appointed Moses to be their leader.  It was through him that He would speak and move to bring them out of slavery into the freedom of the land that He had promised to father Abraham.  Moses gained freedom for captive Israel and became the lawgiver to make them a nation.  He brought fleshly Israel as far as the Jordan River but they were unable to cross over because of fear acted out in disobedience.  They wailed and moaned, complaining that they should have never left Egypt.  They said that they would die in the wilderness, and those very words were brought to pass.  Those who were not faithful were unable to enter God’s promised rest.  The chosen people who had borne the sorrows of Egypt‘s tyranny and the subsequent release by God’s hand were compelled to remain in the wilderness until they went the way of all flesh, returning to dust.  The old man, Moses, died and was laid to rest.  Joshua was set before the new nation to help them enter the Promised Land.  He along with Caleb led the new generation into Canaan.

Once again a people have cried out to God for release from a hard taskmaster.  This slave-master is of the same spirit as the evil Pharaoh of long ago – the carnal nature known as Satan.  Once more God has sent a deliverer.  The Moses for this day is the Holy Spirit.  He has been designated to lead this generation of God’s chosen people out of the grip of the world while the old man of the flesh dies.  The Spirit-filled man will be put to rest in favor of perfection.  When the elect have met the standard of the measure of Jesus the new creation shall rise.  They will have found the rest remaining and the body of Christ will stand.  The long awaited Kingdom of God in earth will begin to reign. Those who cling to the past and weep for “the way things were” will never know the joy of the land that awaits the faithful.

After the death of Moses, Joshua was named to take over the task of crossing the Jordan River and to successfully bring the new generation into the land of promise.  Joshua was a man of valor, and a man who lived in the presence of God.  He had found the rest, which he was to help his brethren to gain.  So it is in this day.  Jesus is our valiant Man who abides in the presence of God, and He will help us to find our rest in Christ.  In Him we enter Canaan.  [It is interesting to note that the Greek translation of the Hebrew name “Joshua” is “Jesus”.] 

The account of the endeavor of the Hebrew people under the guidance of Moses and of Joshua may be read in Exodus, Deuteronomy and the book of Joshua.  Read these and extrapolate; understand the spiritual connotation for today.

THIS IS THE DAY OF THE LORD.  YOU ARE LIVING NOW IN THE EARLY MORNING HOUR OF THE DAY OF RECLAMATION.  ALL THINGS SHALL BE TURNED IN A NEW DIRECTION.  IT HAS BEEN LONG IN COMING AS YOU MEASURE TIME BUT HAS BEEN A SWIFT MOVE TO ME.

THINGS ARE IN PLACE, AND YOU WILL SEE THE SYSTEM THAT HAS SO STAUNCHLY MOVED AGAINST MY HOLY WILL AND PURPOSE FALL LIKE DOMINOES.  THERE WILL BE A TIME OF FLOUNDERING – PEOPLE RUNNING HERE AND THERE SEARCHING FOR THE SECRET – LOOKING FOR THE KEY TO SUCCESSFULLY MAKE THE WORLD MOVE ACCORDING TO THEIR DESIRES AGAIN.  THE KEY WILL NOT BE FOUND.  NEITHER WILL ANY REMEDY BE FOUND FOR THE ILLS OF THE WORLD.

BUT THERE IS A KEY.  THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS IN ME.  I HAVE THE WAY COMPLETED FOR ALL OF MY CHILDREN TO TRAVEL.  IT IS THE ONLY WAY OPEN. ALL OTHER DOORS HAVE BEEN CLOSED.  THE WORLD WILL SEE – SOME AFTER MUCH CONFUSION AND TURMOIL AND FOR SOME ONLY AFTER INTENSE SUFFERING BECAUSE OF THE WILLFULNESS IN THEIR STUBBORN HEARTS.

THE NEW GENERATION WILL BREAK THROUGH THE CONFUSION KNOWN BY THEIR PARENTS AND THEY WILL SEE THE LIGHT.  IN MY ABODE THERE IS LIGHT AND PEACE.  EVERYTHING HERE IS IN ORDER; SUCCESS IS ASSURED.  HERE THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR.  JOIN TOGETHER IN ME AND WALK THIS WAY

The world is in shambles – utter ruin.  All that has been built there is being shaken.  No one should enter, for they would be crushed in the tumbling of the structures.  The wreckage is a smoking heap – foul, disintegrating.

God put man in command of the place where he lives.  In the beginning it was Eden, the place of God’s abode.  Man was directed to work the garden to keep all things in alignment with God’s design but man failed to be faithful to this assignment and all fell into ruin.  Because of man’s unfaithfulness he was forced out of the place of perfection into a world that was without the presence of God. 

Man’s fallen nature created for himself a pitiful dwelling place.  Because he had removed himself from the Spirit, the world expanded from selfish greed and became a place of hardship and failure.  Death came upon the scene, just as the Father had declared when He bid mankind to leave the place of his birth.  Adam’s words and actions caused him to move in a downward spiral, farther away from his Creator.

God’s Arm was not shortened; He did not loose His strength.  He followed the design of His purpose and sent His Right Arm to put the flesh of sin to death for mankind.  Jesus Christ was the personification of the Father in the flesh of man, inspired with the Life of God for this precise purpose.  He poured out the blood of the flesh nature and presented the Spirit for eternal man’s recreation.  Because of that sacrifice of poured-out blood man has the ability to overcome all iniquity.  As eternal man speaks and adheres to the Word of Truth the adversary of mankind will be forever overcome!

We must understand what TRUTH is.  It is not always reflected in the way things appear to be, and it does not always agree with the circumstances of our lives.  Truth agrees with God’s plan.  We must look at the perfection and purity of God, at His goal for His creation, and make sure that our words and actions confirm the path to complete His perfect will and purpose.

The turning of the world’s events is up to man as far as the natural course is concerned.  But the final outcome of the evolution of these events is fixed in God’s purpose.  Almighty God is the programmer and provider for the way and the power to complete what He set forth in the beginning of all things.

The struggle that disturbs our peace is for the souls of humankind and it is between the carnal realm and the recreated spirit.  The lower nature cannot control without man’s consent, and the Mind of God will not control an unwilling vessel.  So the determination of the direction of mankind at any given time hinges upon the consent of one’s will.  But the final outcome of the direction of mankind is fixed in the perfect will and purpose of God, and all events will culminate in that triumph.

When one has been endowed with the Spirit of Christ he has been rescued from the control of evil.  However, it is his choice whether  his soul joins in obedience to the Word.  Man’s mind and will are seated in the area of the soul, and together they are the determining factor concerning the obedience of the soul.  This is why it is imperative for one’s mind to be renewed by the everlasting Word of God.  Until it is he will not understand nor will he desire the things that will deliver him from the mortality of the fleshly tomb of his earthly life.  We enter into the realm so long closed to mankind through the gate of understanding.  This gate opens by submissive obedience to the revealed Word of God and only in Christ may we enter.  He is the Word. 

There is a fire at the entrance of the Son’s gate to Paradise, and it is the way the Father calls us to come.  Only in the Prince are we able to pass through the fire.  All who enter must be in Him.  (See Ezekiel 43 and 44, also Genesis 3:24.)  When the feet of Christ’s many membered body have gone the way of this path the Father’s command to conquer the world system will be realized, and humanity will return to Him.

I see Ezekiel’s temple as the Church of the Firstborn.  This ethereal temple is built of living stones in the heavenly realm in the presence of God.  The living stones are those who have entered into the promised rest.

Righteousness is imputed and we are called the righteousness of God in Christ when Jesus is received as Savior.  But it is not a vicarious work that brings the elect to the temple of Ezekiel‘s vision, rather it is falling back into the Lord until righteousness becomes a fitted garment.  The trek that will accomplish Canaan is in the rest remaining in Christ. 

Let us examine the garments of righteousness that clothe the elect of this realm of glory.  In Scripture they are called bright linen, fine and clean.  They are no longer hand-me-downs but fitted garments representing the righteous acts of the saints.  Understanding that there are none who are righteous except God, we know the elect are clothed in Christ.  It is in this context that we may understand that the garments of righteousness are acquired only by falling back into Christ, resting and moving only as He moves.

When the Hebrew children left Egypt they were fleeing from the hard taskmaster, away from slavery and the darkness.  They didn’t know where their journey would take them but when the opportunity arose, they fled with the Lord guiding them.  Yet, only a remnant, a new generation entered the Promised Land.  Since the land of Canaan was not fully possessed, there is a call today for the faithful to enter into the rest that will sustain their entrance to this promised peace – out of the darkness into the Light.  The journey has been long and arduous, and only a remnant will complete it at this time.  If you are hearing the call to rest do not fail to enter in. 

Entering Canaan is the accomplishment that sets in place the building of Ezekiel’s temple.  This temple is the epitome of things hoped for.  The standard of its measure is Christ Jesus; the law is holiness; the form is righteousness; its substance is faith and love.  And the light of it is the Glory of God.  These components make up completed man who is eternal and represented in Ezekiel’s vision of the temple.     

THE WORD HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AND IS GOING FORTH.  THE KINGS OF THE EARTH WILL BOW DOWN TO THE WORD.

THE FALSELY SPOKEN WORD AND THE WORDS OF THE DERELICT HAVE CAUSED THE WORLD TO CLOSE IN UPON ITS INHABITANTS.  NOW THE ASSAULT UPON WHAT THE WRONG WORD HAS BUILT IN THE WORLD COMES BY THE WORD OF GOD.  THE WORD CONTAINS THE WEAPONS TO STRIKE DOWN ALL THAT HAS BEEN BUILT UP AGAINST IT.  THE WORD IS TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL REIGN.

THOSE WHO DO NOT LIVE BY THE WORD WILL DIE BY THE WORD.

As Christ is formed in one who receives Jesus as Savior, all Christ is He is within him.  Christ is the Image of God, our hope of glory.  He is the Living Word manifested in our lives.  As He is formed within, He is the embodiment of the Father in the flesh of man.  When those so endowed speak in accord with His precepts they not only agree with Truth, but they are also releasing power to go forth in the form of Spiritual energy to accomplish that to which the Word is sent. 

Angels are spiritual energy.  The angels of God are connected to the Word of God and will obey only the commands that are in alignment with the same precepts.  They are messengers of God, ministering spirits sent to serve the saints.  God is the sole authority in command of the angels but He delegates the right of command to those who are inheriting salvation.

The only two angels named in the Bible are Michael and Gabriel.  Gabriel means “man of God” or “strength of God”.  Michael is the Archangel of God and is sovereignly activated.

The spoken word activates the angels of God.  If words are not spoken they do not move – unless by direct intervention of the Lord.  The words that are spoken determine the ministry of the heavenly messengers, and words contain the power to put into operation what God has ordained.  With God nothing is impossible.  No word from Him is without power, for He is the One who gives substance to the Word that is sent forth.  An angel spoke the word that foretold the impregnation of Mary, the mother of Jesus.  Angels proclaimed the miracle of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Living Word. 

Angels do not teach because that is the job of the Holy Spirit.  But they will guide, and they will confirm a word that has been given.  Our thoughts, prayers and words all have a direct influence upon the work of these messengers of God.

Angels are harvesters of the crops of God’s field and they are the ones who gather up the chaff to be tossed into the fire at the end of the age.  Remember, they are spiritual energy and accomplish that to which the Word is sent.  (See Matthew 13:37-43; Revelation 12:11)  The words that Jesus spoke were Spirit and Life.

When words are spoken which are crosswise of the Word of God they set in motion the angels of darkness.  The messengers of the realm of evil use the words spoken in agreement with the fallen nature as power to propel them in their wicked tasks.  Scripture speaks of the disobedient angels who are chained at the mouth of the Euphrates River.  (See Revelation 9:14 and 15, also Jude 5-9)  As our understanding is enlightened by revelation we may recognize Euphrates as a euphemism for falsely spoken words.

The Lord is ever aware of the words that are spoken, and believers are held accountable for every foolish word they speak.  Words have the ability to build up, and they have the ability to tear down.  Words give permission, or charge, for the angels of light or of darkness to move.  Spiritual energy from the realm of the unseen makes appropriate repercussions in the natural realm because of the utterances of mankind.

Angels are not men or any other creature with a physical body.  This is not to say that they cannot appear in many ways, places or forms.  The manifestations of the spiritual beings of darkness come because of disobedience.  They are not a vision from God but hallucinations of the undisciplined minds of untrained souls.  On the other hand, every manifestation of the Kingdom of God is in accordance to God’s will and purpose.  We should not ask to see these things, only trust that as we pray, think and speak in obedience with God bands of angels move to protect and guide the saints of the Lord.

“He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.  (Psalms 104:4)

Our God comes and will not be silent; a fire devours before him and around him a tempest“.  (Psalm 50:3)

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”  (Psalms 19:14)

CHAPTER EIGHT

1990 – MAKE HIS PRAISE MIGHTY

Psalm 66:1-2 For the director of music. A song. A psalm. 1 Shout with joy to God, all the earth!  2 Sing the

glory of his name; make his praise glorious!

IN THIS DAY AND AT THIS TIME THE RESOURCES OF HEAVEN ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU.  THEY HAVE BEEN STOCKPILED IN YOUR ACCOUNT AGAINST THE TIME OF NEED AND THEIR AVAILABILITY FOR USE.  THE WALLS AND BARRIERS THAT HAVE PREVENTED THE DRAWING OUT OF THIS SUPPLY HAVE BEEN GREATLY WEAKENED BY PRAYER.  WHEN RIGHTLY APPLIED, THE USE OF THIS SUPPLY WILL BRING THOSE RELUCTANT SOULS THROUGH THE GAP.  THOSE WHO HAVE RESTRAINED THEMSELVES FROM ADVANCING TO THE HIGHER ECHELONS OF MY KINGDOM WILL NO LONGER FEEL BOUND BY THEIR MINDS TO REMAIN IN THE LOWER PLATEAUS OF MY MOUNTAIN.  THEY WILL NOW HAVE THE IMPETUS TO MOVE UP AND BREATHE IN THE RARE, PURE AIR OF THE SPIRIT.  THUS, CLEARING AWAY ALL OF THE CONFUSION THAT HAS KEPT THE WAY LOCKED TO THEM.

THE JOY IS HERE!  IT IS IN THE VESSELS WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE WINE FOR CELEBRATION.  THEY WILL NOT HOLD BACK THE POURING OF IT TO SHARE WITH ALL WHO WILL COME TO MY TABLE TO SUP.

I AM HAS SPOKEN.

It is the new wine that the Lord is calling the stewards of the Word to serve.  Many have enjoyed the fellowship of the Son and have drunk of the first wine.  Although it was tasty it did not have the quality of the wine that is now offered for the Feast of the Wedding of the Lamb and His bride.

Six stone jars of the kind used for ceremonial washing were filled with water at the word from Jesus Christ during the celebration of the wedding at Canna.  These water-filled stone jars represent the human vessels that are servants of the Lord filled with the water of the word.  By the voice of the Lord the word has become the new wine of revelation.  This is of a quality far surpassing the word that has been written or spoken before.  The best has been saved until last, just in time for the celebration of the Wedding of the Son.  Old wineskins cannot receive new wine, but old stone vessels that have held the water have ability to absorb the expansion caused by the changes the new wine brings.  Amen.

Do you have eyes to see and ears to hear?  Can you understand the truth of the word presented for your edification?  To be able to understand, you must have Christ and allow Him to make His message clear to you.

The Old Testament records events and historical facts that occurred under the old covenant.  The feasts and fasts, battles, journeys, rules and rituals, ceremonies and laws; the building of the tabernacle and the temples – all of these things and the prophecies were fulfilled in Christ Jesus.  Now under the New Covenant all that Christ is He is within us to be unfolded in the Spiritual realm within the family of God.  The gospel of Jesus Christ is revealing things to us that must take place in the day that is called TODAY.

The carnally trained souls of mankind must no longer rule the world.  All that does not spring from the heart of the Father is of the lower nature and is bent upon mankind’s destruction.  Every thought and word, every deed – no matter how grand they may seem, no matter how they may minister to the physical needs or desires of humanity – if they do not originate in the heavenly realm they will aid the separation of man’s intent and purpose from the Almighty.

But the Seal of God has been set upon His Word and it shall triumph.  Words and deeds spoken and done from the dry place of human souls trying to be spiritual leaders are failing to have a curtailing effect upon the original sin of man – for they are part of that sin.

There is unrest in the land.  Mankind is bowed under the weight of his struggle to survive, and people are rebelling against what the fallen nature has built.  Now the stage is being set in the void of humankind’s failure for the New Order (the Kingdom of God) to reign.

[Read Revelation 16:12; Zephaniah, chapter 3 and 2 Peter, chapter 3.  Extrapolate into the higher realm of the Spirit and to the Day that is called TODAY.]

The Lord Jesus Christ came to set fire in the earth, to cause divisions within the form of man and to reform man’s substance to the structure of the temple of God.  Fire is the purifying agent for establishing heaven in earth as well as being a destructive force against evil.  Our God is a consuming fire.  His fire is used toward the good of mankind – although it is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.  When the fire has burned throughout the land the elemental principles of the world will be destroyed leaving behind only what the purifying fire of the Word of God has released.  It is not the physical earth that will be burned but all that is of spiritual Babylon.

Think of it!  Fire melts the dross away and purifies silver and gold.  Precious gems emerge through fire and the Living Word becomes the fire of these gemstones.  The jewels will be set in the mountings of purified gold.  These gems are expertly carved and polished, fashioned by the Lord to be the adornment of His bride, Jerusalem.  They are the foundation stones for the Holy City.  

The fire of the mighty word of God consumes the atmosphere of the prince-of-the-power-of-the-air and leaves behind the pure, clear atmosphere of the Prince of Peace.  This FIRE, dear one, is within YOU. 

“Remove the dross from the silver, and out comes material for the silversmith; remove the wicked from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.”  (Proverbs 25:4, 5; see also Isaiah 61:10 and Psalms 45:9)

BECAUSE OF THE SPIRITUAL ENERGY THAT RULES THE LAND OF ANY GIVEN PEOPLE, NO COUNTRY CAN BE FREED OF POVERTY UNTIL THEY ARE FREED OF THEIR POVERTY OF SPIRIT.  SPIRITUAL POVERTY IS WHAT IS ROBBING, KILLING, BRINGING MISERY AND  DESTROYING THE PEOPLE. 

THE LORD CANNOT BLESS THAT WHICH EXUDES FROM THE LOWER NATURE.  FALLEN MAN’S MOTIVES STAND IN THE WAY EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY MINISTER GOOD TO MANKIND.  IT IS “GODNESS” THAT IS NEEDED AND THAT CAN COME ONLY FROM A PURE HEART RECREATED IN CHRIST.

The business that the Lord is about at this time is freeing people from the tyranny that has so long ruled their lands.  This tyranny, internationally known and experienced, will be abolished in the countries of the world and the people will gain physical freedom.  The domineering spirit of the id that has held the self of mankind captive is none other than man’s own carnal nature. 

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”  (John 8:36)

Until mankind is spiritually free, he is able only to recognize what is holding his mortal-self captive.  The true freedom will be recognized when the bondage that holds his soul prisoner is broken. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”

God’s throne sits in the midst of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. The establishment of His throne in the heart of every person will cause heaven and earth to become one.  This is the intent and purpose of Christ now and forever.  He is the only begotten Son of the Father – the One of whom Jesus said had no place to lay His head.  Jesus is the HEAD of the many-membered body of Christ. He is the Firstborn of the righteous family of God.

Since the throne of God is established in righteousness Christ comes in the elect to encourage them to grow in the stature of Jesus, and He begins by sowing a Seed.  Holiness cannot be gained through imputation, good intentions or mighty deeds.  The fitted garment of righteousness is not like the clothing we wear to cover our nakedness. Rather, it is the personification of Christ coming through one’s being in the form of glory.  Holy righteousness will appear as the Shekinah as it grows from the inside out.  Then the elect shall be hidden in Christ – “put Him on”, so to speak.

The way of God has been a mystery to the human mind, yet the Father has revealed all that He will do in the types and shadows that have gone before.  Everything that must occur in the innermost part of every human has been walked out (often many times and several ways) in the flesh of mankind.  Still, students of the Scriptures have sent forth a word of wrong direction.  The intentions of their hearts may have been good but their understanding faulty.

It is the soil where a seed is sown that causes the plant to grow.  As the Spirit of Christ cares for the soil the seedlings will spring up as plants of righteousness for the display of His splendor.  The seed is sown into a natural man, and he is raised eternal man.  It is sown into the dead place of human flesh and raised up as flesh of the Spirit.  [See 1 Corinthians 15:42-49]

“For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations”  (Isaiah 61:11)

If the word of God falls upon the ears of a human soul who has not a recreated spirit, the seed perishes because the way of the world will overcome it.  If the seed is dropped in the soul of one whose spirit is renewed but has not the constant activity of the Spirit Life, it will wither and die.  And if the soul of a man is over-run by the desires of the flesh the word that comes there and starts to grow will be choked out.  But the word that is nourished by the Life of the Spirit has fallen on good soil and will produce many times over – yielding up the plants with seed to be planted back until the maturity of the final harvest is reached.  [See the parable of the soils.]

Read Genesis, chapters 1-3.

When God created man it was in His own image that he was formed.  However, it is in the raw or unrefined state that man has chosen to exist.  Eternal man shall overcome this impure condition by the strength of God to be the family who God so desires.

Before God caused all things to come into being, when the universe was formless and void, He poured out His genes into emptiness and it became a swirling mass of substance.  He caused Light to shine on the face of the deep but He kept the Light separate from the darkness lest all things would gain power in their own right.  Out of this formless mass He caused order to come and growing, living things to be formed.  From this same substance He formed man, blew His breath into him and gave him dominion over all that had been created.

The Bible states that when the Lord imparted His breath to man he became a living soul.  This imperative breath set man apart from the beasts of the field, and he was precious in God’s sight.  This breath is the LIFE of God’s righteousness.  God directed man to feed from this Tree of Life and gain wisdom.  [Read Proverbs 8:22 to 9:6.]

The Spirit of God hovered over the face of the deep at the time of creation but His Spirit did not become part of what He sent forth.  A change occurred when God’s substance became tangible – it lacked His holiness and glory.  This substance became the elements of the earth.  It held all of the components of the nature and character of God, but in the absence of His Spirit it was a perversion of righteousness.  God referred to this influence as “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil”.  He warned man not to eat of it.

Carnality was present in the dust from which man’s soul was formed.  It came out of God, but disconnected from His Spirit it had not His Life.  Because man was the center of God’s creation and created in His image, the Lord God breathed His Breath of Life into man and the Light of His glory covered man.  The one who pervades grief was hidden in man’s soul but was not then apparent.  Iniquity was not found in man until he chose to surrender to the darkness.

The evil voice of the tempter rose up in Adam’s soul and taunted him with thoughts of all knowledge and power to rule.  Eve first, then Adam succumbed to the temptation to taste the fleshly fruit, never realizing that the knowledge was only logic – lacking WISDOM.  Not knowing that he would become a slave to that rulership. 

Because man had dominion over all creation the whole world fell away from God when the forbidden fruit was tasted.  The proverbial tree of knowledge that grew in the dust of man’s soul produced the fleshy, seedless fruit of decadence.  It was this tree that held the “fruit” proffered by Satan.  (The tree that grows there still bears only fleshy fruit without seed.) 

When mankind fell away from God’s glory the perverted character within gained ascendancy.  Because man fed from this evil entity instead of Life, greed, pride and lust for all that can seduce men’s souls became the plague of humanity.  The character and nature of the one from whom he fed became humankind’s own. 

Apart from the Life of God there is only a wide road that leads to death.  Along this dark way is pain and suffering.  The fleeting conquests that feed the world-trained soul will ultimately add to the agony of his defeat.  Beware, for this aggregation of sorrow will at times attempt a show of good in the false glitter that it extols. 

When the Lord brought forth His plan for creation His unseen things became the substance for things that are seen.  Apart from Him this substance became dust, bereft of God’s Life.  From out of this ground the Word of God caused all living things to be formed and plants to grow.  Because the substance of the soil was separated from God all that came from it needed a keeper.  It was into man that God imparted His breath and called him the keeper of all creation.  But man refused to live by the nourishment of this Essential Life.  He chose instead the crude elements of the dust to be his only resource.  Thus, the elemental principles of the world system developed.  He was helpless in his condition of separation from God, but the Lord had a plan to bring mankind to perfection.

God clothed the Word with human flesh to rescue man from sin.  This man was Jesus Christ.  Jesus came to break the strength of carnality and to supply mankind once again with the Spirit of LIFE to bring him back to the Father.  In accordance with God’s plan and foreknowledge, humankind killed the One who came to save the world.  Jesus was the sacrifice of all that is pure to bring all that was corrupt to the purity of Himself.  He became all that man is in his fallen condition to bring him to the holiness of Jesus Christ.

Humankind was created in Christ but became separated in his fall from glory.  According to God’s perfect plan this human mutation will ultimately return to the nature and character of the holiness from whence he came. 

Because all that is hung on a cross is cursed, Christ in the form of human flesh was hung on a cross.  All of the sin of the flesh was cursed and bound to death in His death.  Separation from God was ended in the outflow of blood from the pierced flesh of Jesus, and the Spirit of Life was presented in the water that flowed from His wounded side for the exact purpose of the return of mankind to the Father.  Life was once again present to give man the hope of Eternal Life.  It was a vicarious sacrifice and by it everything was returned to its proper position in God’s sight.

Although not yet fully realized in the physical realm, the deathblow was dealt to the carnal nature on the cross.  It is incumbent upon each individual to embrace the work of the cross by acknowledging Jesus as Savior and receive the Holy Spirit in abundance for Power and Life.  The entrance of the Holy Spirit recreates the human spirit.  If we will so allow, the Word will renew the mind and teach obedience to the soul.  Then God will give him the desires of his heart – for they will be God’s own!  All of these things work together to change the carnal nature, which is a perversion and the adversary of man, to be holy in the very Essence of God.  Then never again will man fail.  All that was of evil intent will be transformed.  Carnality will be consumed in the Fire of God, which is within the midst of eternal man.  Paradise awaits eternal man: the new creation who walks.

EACH PERSON IS AN EMPIRE UNTO HIMSELF.  HOW HIS DOMAIN WILL BE RULED AND FLOURISH DEPENDS UPON HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER.  THE ONE SUBMITTED TO CHRIST WILL BE A PLANTING IN EDEN AND WILL YIELD THE FRUIT THAT IS A JOY AND PLEASURE TO THE LORD.  ONE BOWED UNDER CARNALITY’S RULE WILL BE AN ABOMINATION AND WILL REAP THE CURSE OF BABYLON. 

“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good…”  (Genesis 1:31)

Even though man was created with a potential for wickedness in his soul God knew what He had done was good.  He had a plan.  The evil in man’s heart was not there by accident, nor was it placed there to test man.  It was not there to give him a choice as an alternative to goodness.  The evil in man’s soul is there to be trampled under and transformed in his walk through the world.

In Christ all things were created, and Christ Jesus placed all things in their place within the universe.  

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.  He is before all things and in him all things hold together.”  (Colossians 1:15-17)

In hope the Father God subjected all things to frustration.  Not by his own choice was mankind burdened with the ugliness of the tempter but it was in the wisdom of the Creator that the whole world was made a prisoner to sin.  It was in hope that God bound all men over to disobedience so that through faith He might have mercy on us all.  Mercy’s name is Jesus Christ!

Each man’s empire is the ground of his being, the substance of his existence.  Just as within the ground of the earth there are many treasures, also within the ground of man there are precious deposits valuable to his treasury.  These deposits must be brought to the surface and dealt with for the survival and progress of each individual.  After the deposits are dug out (in pain and suffering) they must be sorted and cleaned in preparation to undergo the intense heat of the purifying fire of God.  When the work is completed there remains the work of refinement by the Master Craftsman to cause the carved stones and purified metals to become more beautiful and precious in His sight. 

Oh, can you see?  Do you understand?  Because all that is in mankind came out of God, there exists within each one the abundant supply to bring him to the pinnacle of success designed by the Father.  The deposits of the nature and character of God are waiting to be intensified by the Life of God, which is provided in Christ.  All that is needed is the Savior – the One who has assured the world of rescue and insures it by His presence within all who will allow the benefits to occur.

“For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back.  In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,” says the LORD your redeemer.”  (Isaiah 54:7, 8)

Zion is mourning for the overthrow of the city of Babylon where the iniquities of the unfaithful wife of Jehovah are done.  Those who mourn shall be satisfied as the wayward soul finds her Redeemer.

From the chromosomes of God came man, created in the image of his Maker.  Spirit and soul were one as God is One.  God knew that in man’s soul was rebellion.  God divided the spirit [Adam] of man away from his soul [Eve] so that the soul could be free to choose to be taught and willingly reunite with the Spirit of Christ recreated in man but now rid of the rebellious nature and the desire to scorn God. 

There are specific assignments for man [recreated-spirit] and woman [soul] to accomplish separately and also jointly in their earth walk.  These assignments are to be lived out in the form of man and woman while they are being worked out in the unseen realm.  The recreated-spirit is the one to whom the Father speaks.  Because he is the stronger, he is the protector and guide for the soul.  The soul must go to her spirit if she has a question or wants to be taught.  She is required by God to be obedient in this.  The recreated-spirit must go directly to the Lord, the Fountain of Life and Truth, and share this water with his soul.  The man (spirit) was named tiller of ground (soul) until his flesh should die.  The ground (soul) will not yield its fruit until it is worked in righteousness.

The soul is in a rebellious and immoral state of cohabitation with carnality until she is united to the recreated spirit.  She decides who shall enter the door of their abode, and in her wayward nature often invites strangers to enter who do not please the spirit.  She is the housekeeper and not particular in her cleaning chores. It has been given to the soul to bring forth children but they must be children of the recreated spirit, and she must first be wed to him.

The recreated spirit is typical of the Bridegroom for it has been united to Christ.  “He who unites himself with Christ is one with him in spirit.”

“As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches.  They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says.  If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.  (1 Corinthians 14:33-35)

“A woman must learn in quietness and full submission.  I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.  For Adam was formed first, then Eve.  And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.  But women will be saved through childbearing – if they continue in faith, and love and holiness with propriety.”  (1Timothy 2:11-15)

“Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.  Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head.  And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head – it is just as though her head were shaved.”  (1 Corinthians 11:3-5)

“Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.”  (1 Peter 3:7)

Marriage is a holy estate because it typifies the union of the resurrected Christ and His bride who is the Church of the Firstborn.  The ideal marriage symbolizes the unique oneness that must occur between the recreated spirit and the soul.

A godly woman is the most precious gift that God can give to a man.  As she is enveloped in her husband’s love and trusts in his troth, she is the pride of her husband, image of his joy, his steadfast mate and the vessel who brings forth his progeny.  She typifies the pure Jerusalem, not contaminated by unfaithfulness in the ways of the world but faithful to the one to whom she is wed.  In love she responds to her mate.  As he submits to the Lord she will acquiesce to him.  In joy she produces the blessed fruit of their marriage, the children they have longed for.

A faithful husband typifies the recreated spirit.  He will love his wife as Christ loves the church, remaining faithful even if she is not.  In dedicated love he provides, protects, shields and shares all benefits with his wife.  Without his love and strength the wife will not become all that she was meant to be.

Together they are responsible to be wise stewards and managers of their household. In agreement they provide all that is needed to keep their family and home in order.  As they cleave to one another success is theirs.  Their conjugal rights are fulfilled as they consecrate their lives, spirit, soul and  body in the perfection of their marital relationship.  They are one in Christ, and their prayers are unhindered.

Jesus Christ came so that the people could have life – LIFE to the full.  It is the fullness of this Life that we are exploring, the Prize of the High Calling.  The Holy Spirit is the Teacher who brings the human spirit into a binding relationship with Jesus Christ.  The recreated spirit captures and reunites with the soul.  This is the Life that Jesus died to give to mankind.

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”  (Ephesians 5:31)

The soul of the flesh is the mother and the recreated spirit is the father of the male child who must be born.  She must leave the flesh behind.  Then the recreated spirit and the soul coming together will produce the SON.  This is the saturation of LIFE – when one is no longer a person of the flesh, nor one who is walking by the Spirit but a new creation in Christ.

It is the purpose of the recreated spirit to be so enamored with the soul, so set on his desire for her that all endeavors are channeled toward the culmination of this love in wedlock.  In this drive to bring the bride into his chamber conquering love is exhibited.  The recreated spirit will relentlessly conjure the soul to become one with him, and to the ultimate delight and pleasure of the one so pursued, is victorious. [Read the Song of Songs by Solomon.  In this beautiful bit of prose the dark Shulammite woman may be as viewed as the feminine counterpart of Solomon.  This can be none other than his soul being sought by the recreated spirit.]  When all of the principalities within the soul have bowed; when all thrones built by man have toppled, all desires will be pure for they will be of the Lord.  Then, because Eve came away from Adam, the bride [soul] joins the bridegroom [recreated spirit].  The bridegroom cannot appear until the called-out ones who walk by the spirit come into agreement with Christ.  The bride cannot be known until she has been wooed and won by her lover – first the bridegroom then the bride.

The bride is Jerusalem.  The New Jerusalem is not a place but the mature relationship of Israel [the church] with Christ.  [See Isaiah 54:1-15 and Hosea 1-3.]  This “woman” was formerly known as the wife of Jehovah but now through obedient submission she has been transformed to the virgin bride – all carnality is gone.  This mystical revolution must come to each child of God individually before it occurs in the corporate body of Christ. 

The resurrected Christ is more than Jesus alive in His flesh after coming out of the tomb.  The resurrected Christ is the church – the congruent body – raised up by the One who promised He would do it. 

This is the order in which this resurrection advances: children of God, sons of God, the bridegroom and the bride, and then the SON – the new creation who walks.  (Revelation 21:5, 6)  Stop looking in the natural.  This is an occurrence of the unseen realm that will manifest in the physical realm as obedience to TRUTH is learned.

THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST INDWELLING THE HUMAN SPIRIT IS NOT THE COMPLETION OF THE PLAN FOR MANKIND.  THIS BLESSING PRESENTS THE FIRST FRUITS OF THE WAY THAT TRUTH AND THE LIFE WILL BRING THE ELECT INTO THE KINGDOM.  THE FULL INHERITANCE WILL BRING THE WHOLE WORLD.

We must understand and remember that the rising of Christ is different from the indwelling Christ.  The indwelling is the presence and work of the Holy Spirit and it is by anointing.  The rising is the promise made by Jesus when He said:  “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”  (John 6:54)  It is by the saturation of His LIFE that this occurs, and it can happen only through strict obedience.  This LIFE gives Imperative Breath to the characteristics of God within man’s soul causing them to spring forth.  Without this breath man is doomed to the drudgery of iniquity programmed into his lower nature because of his separation from God.  Imparting the Holy Spirit gives LIFE to godly characteristics as they come out of the darkness into the Light. 

While the Breath of Life stays in one’s spirit, still separated from the soul, no vital change occurs in man’s personality.  His spirit has been recreated but his character has not been reformed.  The natural man continues to rule.  Still, Christ in the recreated spirit preservers.  As the recreated spirit in man prays, the word reaches to the dividing place of the soul and spirit to bring union once again.  It is then that LIFE is imparted to the soul, and man’s inherent qualities are translated forward to where they began – in the Bosom of the Father.  The principalities of darkness, which were perversions of the powers of Light, are transformed, and they are translated to the domain of the Kingdom of God.  Until the soul has been united with the spirit, all of the goodness that we see and experience is only “acting-out” goodness.  Once the soul is united with the recreated spirit, godliness is learned and becomes the nature of the one so blessed.

Now read Paul’s dissertation on the curious dilemma of the untrained soul:

“We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.  I do not understand what I do.  For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.  And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.  As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.  I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.  For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.  For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do – this is what I keep on doing.  Now, if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

“So I find this law at work:  When I want to do good, evil is right there with me.  For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members.  What a wretched man I am!  Who will rescue me from this body of death?  Thanks be to God – through Jesus Christ our Lord!  So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.”  (Romans 7:14-25)

secular church:  This is not a sacred entity but temporal and for the comfort of mortal man.  This is the church that endures for an age and it is experienced in denominational churches.

church of the firstborn:  The church for all ages is established upon the Rock, Jesus Christ.  It is exemplified in spirits of righteous men being made perfect and experienced in the body of Christ.

The Lord God has endured with mankind in man’s effort to serve Him.  Although it has often been through traditions, rituals and dogmas the Lord has sanctioned and blessed His word as it has come forth.  The word has ministered to humanity in their fallen condition to raise up the Church of the Firstborn for this Day.  The age of the churches is drawing to an end and a new order is upon us. Time is indeed coming to a close.

Those who love God and are longing for His appearing have been in intercession for revival.  But it is renewal that is upon the threshold, and it is all encompassing.  Christ shall appear as His glory is manifested in the saints.  Righteousness established will present the Kingdom of God in earth as it is in heaven.

“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.  After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.  And so we will be with the Lord forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17)

Now let us leave the teaching we have received from the lips of those who are untaught in the ways of the Spirit of Christ.  Let us be done with the traditional teaching of the churches and open our minds by way of recreated spirits to hear the Voice of the One who is calling for the standing up of His body.

The heavenly realm is described as “up” and the spiritual is referred to as “air”.  Those who have “laid down the robe of the flesh to don the garment of righteousness” are the ones who are dead to the world in Christ.  The “catching up” is a spiritual thing, not physical.  It means binding together in sweet communion all who have been called throughout the generations.  They are one in the BODY.  This body of firstborn from dead flesh is the priests and kings in the order of Melchizedek.  They are virgin in their birth, and unsullied by contamination of the world; they have no earthly heritage.  They have left the way of the flesh and do not seek to plunder the world by the power of the Indwelling Spirit.  These have separated from the ways of the past to take on the New Name – that of the SON.  They inherit from their Heavenly Father in the way that was demonstrated in His Firstborn Son, who is Jesus.

THE CORDS OF JUSTICE HAVE BOUND THE WORLD.  JUDGMENT COMES IN THE FORM OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE SAINTS.  THIS STANDARD IS SET AND IT SHALL NOT BE MOVED.

The Lord is our Righteousness and His hand is lifted high.  His enlightenment brings the dawn of the Reign of Righteousness in the earth.  As the Lord reveals Himself to us, His judgments come.

The world has been reserved for judgment since the Garden of Eden when man renounced his glory for the deception of the temptation set before him.  He lost favor with God but the righteous Lord will not have mankind remain in the darkness of his perversion.  In His mercy He has spread out His plan of salvation in the earth.  The revelation of the Word brings chastisement to the souls of righteous men being made perfect by obedience to truthrighteousness presents justice; the standard is Christ.

The failure of the generations of Adam to come to the standard of His justice did not stop the Father God from the process.  Jesus Christ was the beginning of this process and it has spread to all generations.  Jesus said that He came to bring judgment to the world, not to condemn the world but to save it.   The Lord sent the standard of the measure of Christ into the world, and although the world did not receive Him the standard was set as His Spirit was spread abroad in hearts of flesh.  In the world there is trouble, but rejoice! Jesus Christ has overcome the world!

“For God has appointed a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed.  He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.”  (Acts 17:31)

The proof of the resurrection of Christ is our assurance that the Word of God lives, and because He lives we also live.  The life that is given by His Spirit is the guarantee of the saint’s inheritance of glory.  As the elect are baptized in the Holy Spirit and Fire they are meeting the judgment of the righteousness of Christ.  When this standard is met the fitted garments of righteousness are donned.  These in Christ have become one with the man God has appointed to judge the world.  judgment comes in righteousness.

“Do you not know that the saints will judge the world?”  (1 Corinthians 6:2)

BE AT PEACE.  MY RIGHTEOUSNESS IS ESTABLISHED IN THE SAINTS.  KNOW THAT WHAT I HAVE BEGUN I WILL COMPLETE. 

RIGHT NOW THE JUSTICE THAT MUST PREVAIL IS COMING STRONG UPON THE SYSTEM OF THE WORLD.  THE KINGPINS WHO RIDE ROUGHSHOD OVER THE TERRAIN ARE BEING KNOCKED DOWN.  WATCH AS CRUEL ARROGANCE SUBSIDES WHILE RIGHTEOUSNESS POUNCES UPON IT.  YOU WILL SEE CARNALITY DRIED UP.  LOVE WILL CONSUME HATE. 

terrain: Tract of land fit for special use.

pounce:  To attack by springing, leaping or swooping down upon the prey.  (See Isaiah 31:4, 5)

When all of the attributes of godliness in man are turned over to God’s righteousness the eruption of the Kingdom of God will take place.   Everything that was hidden shall be seen.  Babylon will be struck on its very foundation and fall away as if it had never been.  Only those things that are pure will survive the quaking.  All must be changed in the system of the world – converted to the Kingdom Rule. 

The birth of the body of Christ has been a process to bring righteousness to reign in the world.  As this body stands upright, all else will be trampled under its feet – just as Scripture states.  Christ’s body is of a spiritual nature, but manifestation in the physical realm will be the impetus to bring the world to submission and then into union in Christ. 

The birth of Christ’s body has been the same as with a natural birth.  The Head was the first to appear and the feet will be the last.  Throughout the church-age the process has continued, the parts coming forth in all generations.  This is the day of the birth of the feet, completing the process.  The feet of this mighty body must be firmly established in the place of rising then the division between the just and the unjust will be seen.

YOU HAVE MOVED PAST THE PLACE OF WALKING BY FAITH.  FAITH HAS BECOME FACT FOR YOU.  FACT IS TRUTH.  SO NOW IT IS IN TRUTH THAT YOU MOVE – NOT STOPPING TO CONSIDER IF YOU HAVE FAITH.  MOVE BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT TRUTH IS.  THIS IS THE POWER.  THIS IS DIRECTING THE THINGS THAT BE TO THE LIGHT.

Faith and truth coming together is Christ resurrected in His flesh.  Let me recall for you here the words pertaining to this spoken in 1986:

WHEN YOU SEE FAITH AND LOVE TOGETHER YOU WILL SEE THE PERFECT FORM.  THAT PERFECT FORM IS THE NEW MAN THAT WALKS – THE NEW CREATION.  THIS WILL BE MANIFESTED IN THE FLESH OF YOUR BODIES, MY MANY MEMBERED BODY.  THIS IS THE RESURRECTION: THE PROJECTION OF ME.

“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True.  With justice he judges and makes war.  His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns.  He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.  He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.  The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 

“Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations.  “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”  He treads the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.  On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:  KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”  (Revelations 19:11-16)

Throughout the ages Babylon has moved according to her own design, separated from God.  She has prospered the world in the tangible things that comfort the flesh of humanity.  She has celebrated, and she has pampered those who would buy her services.  But now she has come to the end of herself, and it is her own undoing.  Stark evil dwells in Babylon.  It is the law of her land.  She will drink the cup of God’s wrath.  It has been poured out for her.

The warning has gone out to the people of the earth to detach from her, to come away from the false glitter.  All that Babylon held has been emptied.  Now remains the sure burning.

There is rejoicing in heaven’s realm.  Those who mourned shall be satisfied.  Judgment has come to the earth; the nations shall glorify God.  The bride [Church of the Firstborn] has joined the Son.

The overwhelming scourge will sweep over the world, and the Truth will uncover Babylon exposing her lewdness to those who have committed adultery with her.  The evil paramour who controlled her is calling for her death but those who partook of her services mourn her passing.

Faith and Truth have joined together, and the Fact of the redemption of the world advances.  The obedient of the Lord are OVERCOMERS in Christ.  Because of their victory they are crowned lords and kings.  All that has been trampled under their feet has been placed at His feet, and He is then crowned LORD of lords and KING of kings! 

The elect are clothed in Christ for they have dressed themselves in His glory.  Christ appears with His body – the Living Word is issued forth.  Righteousness is the scepter of this move and the wrath of God presses all that is not of Him to pulp.  The blood of mortality is drained away and fleshly ways are consumed in righteousness at the great supper of God.

The above is my understanding of the meaning of Revelations 18 and 19.  Almighty God has so positioned Christ in the remnant that He has regained the rulership of the world.  For a time, by chicanery the world was given over to the lower nature; now righteousness is in the process of overtaking and consuming evil. 

BY ANOINTING I HAVE COME TO THE PEOPLE FOR OVERFLOWING LIFE.  THEY MUST COME TO ME INDIVIDUALLY.  THE PRIESTS IN THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK ARE THE MEDIATORS, BUT THE POWER IS IN ME.  JUST AS JESUS DID ONLY WHAT HE SAW THE FATHER DO, SO MUST IT BE IN THIS MOVE.  IT IS AS I MOVE THESE DIRECT.  AS I SPEAK THEY SPEAK.  THEY SHALL NOT ATTEMPT ANY CONQUEST OUT OF THEIR OWN DESIRE.  THEY ARE TRAFFIC DIRECTORS AND ALL MUST TRAVEL IN THE SAME DIRECTION.  AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE CROSS, THE FLOW IS SINGLE FILE.  ANY ATTEMPT TO RUSH AHEAD IS THWARTED.  THERE IS ROOM AND TIME FOR ALL TO FLOW FREELY THROUGH THE PASSAGEWAY BUT IT WILL BE DONE IN ORDER.

THIS IS NOT A TIME OF MIRACLES BUT A TIME OF THE SUPERNATURAL FLOW OF MANIFESTED TRUTH.  PEOPLE HAVE LIVED ONLY BY THE NATURAL FORM OF LIFE, AND NOW HAS COME THE SUPERIOR FORM OF THE SUBSTANCE OF LIFE.

THE SUBSTANCE OF THIS LIFE IS TRUTH – THE WORD.  CHRIST IS THIS WORD WHO WILL NEVER DIE AND HE TAKES FORM AT MY COMMAND.  I AM THE SOURCE.  THIS COMMAND WILL BE MADE VISIBLE TO THE WORLD IN THE PRIESTS/KINGS.  THESE ARE THE COMMANDERS WHO STAND IN THEIR STRATEGICALLY SELECTED AND APPOINTED PLACES TO BE AN ALL-POINTS FORCE OF LIFE AMONG THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD.  THIS IS THE POWER OF LOVE THAT WILL DRAW ALL TO ME.

PART THREE

CHAPTER NINE

1991 – THE KINGDOM REIGN HAS BEGUN

Revelation 5:10 “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on

the earth.”

THE SCOPE OF THE KING’S POWER REACHES INTO THE DOMAIN THAT HAS BEEN RULED BY IMPOVERISHED SOULS.  HIS LIGHT WILL DISPEL THE DARKNESS THERE.

LITTLE BY LITTLE THE KINGDOM OF LOVE OVERTAKES THE WORLD.  BIT BY BIT THE TRANSFORMATION ADVANCES.  THIS IS NOT WORK THAT CAN BE DONE IN ONE DAY AS YOU KNOW TIME.  IT IS ABIDING STRENGTH AND POWER THAT SHALL NOT BE SWERVED.

I DO NOT MOVE IN WITH MY HEAVY EQUIPMENT TO REARRANGE THE WORLD AND ARBITRARILY DO THE WORK.  COOPERATION IS THE THEME OF ALL INVOLVED.  WATCH AS THE DEMONS OF DARKNESS YIELD TO THE POWER THAT STANDS BEFORE THEM.  DARKNESS CLOSES IN UPON EVIL AND FORCES IT TO THE LIGHT.  AS EVIL STANDS AT THE OPEN DOOR IT IS HELD BY THE POWER OF THE LIGHT.  EVIL CANNOT REFUTE WHAT HAS COME.

ACQUIRING GOODS AND SERVICES WILL NOT SATISFY THE GREEDY DESIRES OF FALLEN MAN.  DARKNESS WILL NO LONGER SERVE ITS MASTER.  THE WATER IN THE WELLS THAT HAVE SATIATED THE WORLD HAS TURNED TO BLOOD BECAUSE THEY ARE BOUND TO DEATH.  ALL LIFE HAS LEFT THEM.  EVERYTHING THAT HAS COME THROUGH THE WORLD SYSTEM IS CUT OFF.  THE SUPPLY THERE IS FALSE — A HOLOGRAM OF WHAT ONCE WAS.  WHATEVER IS PICKED UP FROM THAT STOREHOUSE WILL SLITHER FROM YOUR HANDS. 

ONLY THE TRUE LIGHT WILL SUPPLY.  ONLY THE TRUE LIGHT CAN SUPPLY.  DO NOT LOOK TO THE WORLD.  DO NOT LOOK AT THE WORLD.  FACE THE LIGHT.  MY WRATH FALLS UPON SIN.  THIS IS JUDGMENT FOR ALL THAT IS IN DARKNESS.

I WILL CALL TO TASK THOSE WHO SHOULD BE IN THE KINGDOM BUT HAVE REFUSED TO ABIDE BY MY CALLING.  I HAVE RESERVED FOR THEM THE SEVERE TEST OF SEPARATION FROM LIGHT.  IN THIS DEPRIVED CONDITION THEY WILL LONG FOR MY RIGHTEOUSNESS AND RUE THE DAY THEY VENTURED FROM THE FOLD OF MY FLOCK.

BUT MY SPIRIT WILL ABIDE IN MERCY.  BECAUSE OF MY LOVE, THESE DEPRAVED ONES SHALL REGAIN THEIR POSITION IN ME THROUGH REPENTANT SURRENDER.  IN SURRENDER HEARTS ARE MADE TENDER, AND THE FIRE RECLAIMS WHAT WAS SHODDY TO BECOME A JEWEL IN MY TREASURY.

A New Order is coming into the world and it is RIGHTEOUSNESS.  As righteousness overtakes, evil will be captured and trampled.  Evil recedes in the presence of LIGHT.  God’s perfect will and purpose is now the law of the land.  It shall be made perfect in LOVE.  All outside of this law will perish as the land yields to the transformation.

The Word must become pre-eminent within and every burden laid to rest.  As the saints are implemented with the Living Word, Truth will reign giving freedom to all who receive it.  Burdens will be dissolved.  Truth sets you free!

The Kingdom of God is LIGHT.

The Kingdom of God is LOVE.

The Kingdom of God is RIGHTEOUS, PEACE AND JOY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT.

The Kingdom of God is the SPHERE OF GOD’S RULE.

The Kingdom of God is ESTABLISHED IN THE PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE.

The Kingdom of God is WITHIN TO BE BROUGHT OUT.

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WORTHY OF ALL ONE MUST GIVE IN ORDER TO GAIN IT.

Redeemed man fails to live in the Kingdom of God because he is trying to work out goodness in his life by his own strength.  In this he misses the blessing of his high calling, and struggles to meet the mark that can only be met when all is surrendered to Christ.  But in this Day there is a called out nation whose strength is the Lord, a people who direct only as the Crowned Head moves.  These are overcoming people who have learned to be kings of their empires and lords of the first issue of their inheritance.  They firmly stand upon the FOUNDATION, and are mortared together by love.  They are priests and kings in the order of Melchizedek.

Each one in this priestly order has had his flesh sacrificed by the Great Priest of the House of God.  Now these are in turn called upon to be the priests of the sacrifice of the flesh of the world.  This mighty sacrifice will gain the perverse generation (fallen kings of the scheme of the world) entry into the Kingdom of Light, and they will become part of the Light, for as they come to the healing waters to drink and be washed their fleshly intent shall die. 

The Hebrew nation was a people of the flesh.  Because they couldn’t learn obedience in their struggle to gain freedom they remained in the wilderness.  Even though the Lord God placed His tabernacle among them to be an oasis of holiness in the midst of decadence and sorrow, dwelled with them by His Spirit, led and directed them, they still remained a people of the flesh.

This tent, although fashioned according to the pattern shown to Moses, was but a type and shadow of the Tabernacle that He set in the midst of the people of the Hebrew nation in the flesh of Christ Jesus.  Now in this DAY He has called Spiritual Israel to become the living tabernacle to move among the people in the wilderness of the world.  The glory of His holy light will dispel all darkness, and the light of the priests and kings of the earth will be added to it.  The way of the Kingdom will become the way of the world.

“After this I will return and rebuild David’s fallen tent.  Its ruins I will rebuild and I will restore it, that the remnant of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who bear my name, says the Lord, who does these things that have been known for ages.”  (Acts 15:16-18)

Jesus Christ came as the fulfillment of the tabernacle in the wilderness.  He gathered all of the law of the outer court and the furnishings of the sanctuary into the ark of Himself and offered them up to the Father as a completed work.  He was the manifestation of God’s promise to Abraham and to David.  He was the precursor of the path of life laid out for redeemed man.  When we receive Jesus as Savior we are called to go the way of the tabernacle.

TABERNACLE:  The Lord’s Incarnate Life.

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”  (John 1:14)

FURNISHINGS OF THE TABERNACLE:

Typology as seen in Christ Jesus.

BRAZEN ALTAR:  Typifies the sacrificial death of Jesus.  The sacrifice was of the flesh to set the Spirit free.  His Spirit was freed into the hands of the Father to be returned to the children.  (See Galatians 3:13, 14; Matthew 20:28 and Galatians 2:20.)

LAVER: Christ cleansing us.  Pictured in the Servant Priest, Jesus, as He took up the basin of water to wash the feet of the disciples.  In this He typified the cleansing of the priests of the order of Melchizedek, which must occur before they enter the Holy of Holies.  When He ascended into the Holiest Place on high He vicariously took with Him all of the priests of the order of Melchizedek.  (Read in John 13:2-12 the account of Jesus washing the feet of the disciples.)

GOLDEN LAMPSTAND:  This prefigured the Light who came to enlighten the world.  The yoke of the law was removed as Jesus Christ shined His light upon it and fulfilled it.  (See Isaiah 11:9)

TABLE OF SHOWBREAD:  The loaves typify His sustaining us.  The bread upon the table represented the twelve tribes of Israel.  One would yield the Bread of Life.  Jesus Christ, Savior of the World is that Loaf.  (John 6:27m 58)

ALTAR OF INCENSE:  Representative of the torturous endurance as the Son learned obedience through what He suffered.  Because of His victory Christ Jesus is the atonement for the sin of the world.  In His purity He is able to offer up prayers to the Father on behalf of the children.  The sweet fragrance of the incense offering was an example of Christ’s intercession for the world.  (Read Hebrews 5:7-9 and 7:23-28)

VEIL:  The veil typified the body of the One who stood in for mankind.  As His body was torn upon the cross the curtain of the Holiest Place was split in two.  This forever signifies entrance for all who will come thorough Jesus Christ into the Holy of Holies.  (See Hebrews 9:24-28)

MERCY SEAT:  Figurative of the cross where the life force of sin was poured out and the flesh defeated.  The blood covered Mercy Seat was the approximation of the blood soaked cross where salvation was won for all through the sacrifice of the Perfect Lamb.  (Hebrews 9:11-14)

CHERUBIM:  Typified the over-spreading glory of God.  Within the Ark of the Holiest Place God was present with man and His glory surrounded His Presence.  Christ Jesus came as the manifested presence of God’s glory.  (John 1:14; 17:24 and 12:28)

ARK OF THE COVENANT:  Fashioned of wood and gold, the Ark typified humanity and Deity.  God was pleased to have the fullness of Himself dwell among mankind in Jesus, who was the exact representation of God.  As He fulfilled the example of the tabernacle all within the Ark was also accomplished. 

CONTENTS OF THE ARK:

1.  Arron’s rod was the symbol of the priesthood.  The budding rod was an expression of Jesus Christ, the Priest who has Life unto Himself.  His priesthood was also exemplified in the Altar of Incense.  The priestly work of Jesus fulfilled both.

2. The golden jar of manna represented the Bread of Life.  The manna in the vessel of clay was a shadow of Christ in His earthly body.  Jesus fulfilled both this and the bread upon the table.

3.  The Tablets of the Law were given to Moses and essentially held the place for the entrance of Jesus Christ.  The Light of the World replaced the Law with love, thus fulfilling it.  Both the LAMPSTAND and the tablets are typical of the Word of God.

THE PATH OF LIFE:

Man’s journey through the Tabernacle. Read Psalm 16

JESUS CHRIST THE LIVING TABERNACLE:  God’s expression of love to mankind. 

THE PATH OF LIFE:  the way to be obediently traveled by mankind in response to God’s love. 

As one embarks upon this way he must be willing to die to self, embrace each station of the cross within the Tabernacle, and become one with all that it portrays.  We begin at the base of the cross because it is there that we meet the Sacrifice who is the person of the Head of the body, Jesus Christ.

BRAZEN ALTAR: With sorrow for sin the candidate for salvation approaches the altar.  In this outer court experience with the Living Tabernacle forgiveness for separation from God and the iniquity of such a life is granted.  Righteousness is imputed through the measure of faith that is given.  (Read Romans 3:21-26)

BRAZEN LAVER:  This laver is made of bronze and typifies the sin of mankind in his fallen state.  As the water of the word washes one, he begins to see shining there, not the sin of man but the blessed character and nature of God.  Regeneration comes through cleansing by the word.  (Titus 3:3-7)

LAMPSTAND:  As we receive Him with whom we have to do, He will illumine us.  The golden lampstand was a beaten work of one piece of gold, a central post surrounded by six appendages for lights, seven in all.  Six is the number for man and when added to the central light, makes the perfect seven.  The lampstand typified man recreated in Christ.  Because of the pummeling and molding of his soul man will bear the Light to the world.  The fulfillment of the law by Jesus Christ broke the bondage to sin and caused the elect to be able to receive this Light.  (Isaiah 61:1-3; John 8:12 and Matthew 5:14.)

SHOWBREAD:  From out of the twelve loaves upon the table came the Bread of Life.  As we feed upon the Loaf opened for us, nourishment enters bringing eternal life to the soul.  (1 Corinthians 11:23-26 and John 6:50, 51)

ALTAR OF INCENSE:  Human needs are met in heavenly places as prayers ascend.  The rare spices and costly perfumes are presented before the submitted soul for their intended purpose, which is to crucify the flesh.  Sanctification prepares each yielded person for purification.  (Titus 2:11-14; Colossians 2:9-12)

VEIL:  The fleshly nature is cut away as we pass through the veil.  As typified in the renting of Jesus’ flesh upon the cross, our fleshly heart is circumcised as we enter into His body.  The veil experientially presents what was in position to be ours at the Brazen Altar.  The fitted garments of righteousness are donned.  (Colossians 2:9-12)

MERCY SEAT:  This is the intersection of man with God.  All that remains of the sin that afflicted the body of Christ Jesus is finished in the flesh of each individual.  The vicarious sacrifice of human bondage to death becomes a personal attribute as the work of sanctification is completed.  (Galatians 2:20; 5:24)

ARK:  The Ark represents the completed work of the Tabernacle of Christ.  This prepared place is in the Sanctuary of the Holy Spirit, and it is for the offering up of the living sacrifice of the new creation.  It is typical of the place in the Tent of Testimony where God revealed His will to His servants.  In this inner chamber of the bosom of the Father witness is made to the testimony of Jesus concerning His return in His flesh.  (The words of John 14:1-6 will bear this out to the spirit who is alive in Christ.)

The wilderness experience is overcome in the walk of the Path of Life.  This walk is the preparation for the greater thing that has been in reserve.  The above discernment is only a small portion of the meaning of the Tabernacle and all that is holds.

“While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.”  (Luke 26:6, 7)

“Six days before Passover Jesus arrived in Bethany at the home of Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.  Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor.  Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.  Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus feet and wiped his feet with her hair.  And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume”.  (John 12:1-3)

These passages have great and mighty significance for this DAY.  The feet and the head of Christ Jesus received the same anointing.  When His feet were anointed the whole house was filled with the fragrance of the anointing.  The feet of Christ’s body will cause the whole household of God to stand.  His body is the Church of the Firstborn.  These members have the same anointing as Jesus, the Head of the body.  The anointing of the Head flows down to the feet.  

On that DAY the elect of the Lord who remain in earth will be raised up, and together with all the saints who have gone before will cause the appearing of Christ in His glory.  If the first divisions of the body had not been born and established as members of Christ, the feet of the body could not stand in strength at the appointed time.

It was the Savior of all, Jesus the Firstborn, who made way for all of the obedient who have walked by the Spirit.  These saints were the ones who set the pathway and opened the way for the birth of the final part of the body.  The Day of His appearing has been established and in its appointed time will show forth the glory of the Lord in all of His holy ones.

Do not look for all of those who have been laid in their graves to rise up from there.  No, that will not happen.  You will, instead, see the entire body honored and rejoicing together because all are one in Him.  One family, for all are one in the Son of God

“…if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it” (1 Corinthians 12:26)

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  This is what the ancients were commended for.”  (Hebrews 11:1, 2)

“These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised.  God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.”  (Hebrews 11: 39, 40)

Throughout the generations since Jesus bridged the gap between Abraham’s Bosom and Sheol, He has been building His temple.  The pieces have been scattered and damaged but all of the parts will be found, mended and brought together.  The foundation of this structure is Jesus Christ, and it is by His feet that He will be recognized.  The feet of His body are coming through the fire.  John had a revealing vision of this portion of Christ’s body.  It was the priests that John saw as Jesus’ feet and their appearance caused him to exclaim:  “His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace….” (Revelation 1:15)

The place the Lord is calling His remnant to at this time is one that could never be entered before because the time had not reached its fullness.  It is in the Day of Rest that time will be made complete, and he will make the place of his feet glorious!  Throughout the Church Age Christians have appointed Sunday for their observation of the day of rest.  This however is a form from the Old covenant.  In the Lord’s calendar today is the Day that is blessed and called holy.  Today is the seventh day of rest remaining.

King David had a desire in his heart to provide a footstool for the Lord.  He had made plans to build a temple as a resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.  However, because of his sin, David was prevented from fulfilling his desire.  Instead of David, the Lord appointed David’s son to be the builder of His house.  David told Solomon all of the instructions the Father had given concerning the temple and encouraged Solomon to carry on.  So Solomon built the temple, and finished it in all its details according to the Lord’s specifications.  He spent seven years building it.  (Seven is the number recognized as signifying perfection.)  Solomon was obedient to all of the Lord’s instructions.  This is important to understand as we see the outworking of this edifice today in the building of the living temple.

The Savior, seed of David, was brought forth through the lineage of Solomon and it is He is who is building the temple not made by human hands.  Jesus Christ is the builder of the true and Living Temple of God.  This temple, built of living stones in Spiritual Jerusalem fulfills the promise made to David:

“I declare to you that the LORD will raise up your offspring to succeed you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom.  He is the one who will build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever.  I will be his father, and he will be my son….”  (1 Chronicles 17:10-13; also Revelation 21:6, 7)

This edifice is being built one room at a time in the hearts of the elect who share in the heavenly calling and have fixed their thoughts on Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest whom we confess.  (Hebrews 3:1)   This is the place where Christ Jesus has gone to prepare us to be with Him.

“In my Father’s house are many rooms, if it were not so, I would have told you.  I am going there to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2)

All of the faithful and true that have lived before are just as much a part of this structure as those who remain alive in their bodies at this time.  But now the exactness of obedience in the walk has become more finely described.  The ones who bring the closing of the Church Age and the dawning of the Kingdom Reign must walk as Jesus did for, “he has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ”.  (Ephesians 1:3).  Because they are the feet of His body these alone are saturated in His Life to walk only as he walked.  We must know that the feet of this mighty clan could never reach Zion if the rest of the body had not made the way.  As the feet are placed in spiritual Jerusalem the body shall rise and stand upright in the Holiest Place.  The anointing of the Head has flowed over the many parts to saturate the feet.  Now the many-membered congruent body of Christ is strong and whole.  No wounds remain and they stand as beautiful feet upon the mountain, appearing as the flesh of His body.  (See Zechariah 14:4 and Isaiah 52:7)

THE PERIOD OF GRACE SHALL NOT BE EXTENDED.  MY SHIELD IS BEING REMOVED FROM ALL UNSANCTIONED PLACES.  ONLY CONSECRATED AREAS WILL REMAIN.  THERE ARE MANY THAT WALK IN DARKNESS WHO WILL COME ALIVE NOW AS THEY OBSERVE THE EVENTS OF THIS DAY.  AND MANY WHO’S HEARTS ARE HARDENED WILL NOT YET BE REACHED.  STILL THE VALLEY OF DECISION REMAINS.  IT HAS A PURPOSE FOR THE WORLD.

The period of grace has been for mortal man.  The eternal creature has no need of it.  Now is the appointed era for eternal man.

“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.  Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires”.  (2 Peter 1:3, 4) 

The precious promises are in the heavenly realm and we would do well to reach there for them.  They do not come because of works but through use of the Fruit of the Spirit as it appears within; one fruit added to another as love develops in the heart.

 (2 Peter 10, 11)  [Capitals and underscoring for emphasis] “Therefore, my brothers be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure.  FOR IF YOU DO THESE THINGS, YOU WILL NEVER FAIL, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”. 

IF YOU DO THESE THINGS, YOU WILL NEVER FAIL.  Let us think on these words.  Peter wrote an exhortation in his first epistle to the Christians alluding to the relationship of the soul and spirit.  However, he used the simile of husbands and wives.  (Read 1 Peter 3:3-7)  The recreated spirit must not give way to the untrained soul, but instead stand firm in order that the way of righteousness may be grasped and developed in the soul.  (The recreated spirit is over the soul; husbands are the assigned head of the household)  This is the only way that we may expect to rise above the place of death into life, and know the victory of never failing. The elect of the God live exclusively by the Life of Christ, taking on His divine nature.  Therefore, the need for grace is ended for indeed there is a higher walk in store for the race of man when the full inheritance of Christ is realized.

“For the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus (John 1:17)

The Law of Moses was for man separated from God and it held the place for the manifested Savior.  Faith, the avenue of salvation, is supplied by God’s grace.  Salvation is the finished work of the cross, done for all mankind.  By God’s grace we are saved from the realm of death.  This means that there is nothing that one must give to receive salvation but there is a consequent effect of this free gift.  It is the death of the carnal self.

An example of God’s grace toward humanity may be seen in His tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation from the carnal nature.  With great patience He has borne the objects of His wrath in order that the objects of His mercy might know the riches of His glory.  This is to say:  toward those things that were formed for ruin and loss of well being He has been patient and without judgment.  He has been thus so as not to destroy the things that were created for glory, even His elect.  For if He had spilled out His wrath before the fullness of time; if He had removed His grace before knowledge of the Truth had come, how would anyone know the glory that He has prepared for the objects of His mercy?  Were we not all sinners and far removed from the glory of God?

“Do not love the world or anything in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does comes not from the Father but from the world.  The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever” (1 John 2:15)

Ever since mankind’s fall from favor in Eden man has labored to sustain his flesh.  Not only the flesh of his body but the fleshly nature as well.  This low form of life has caused all of the pain and defeat known in the world.

The concept of the righteous rule of God in the world is so far removed from fallen man’s understanding that he is unable to conceive the thought of it, let alone believe it. His mind is submitted to the carnal drive and it has been warped by deception from his inherent nature.  Even the teachings of Christianity have been twisted by the world and acted out to the satisfaction of man’s flesh nature.  This is the carnal nature’s way to placate the innate longing within the soul for the higher form of life.  It is a trick, a ploy of carnality, to keep mankind down.  Humanity has been fooled into believing that doing “religious things” is pleasing to God.

Until man has eyes to see and ears to hear, until the Teacher is sent, he will not know the difference between works of the flesh and the work of the Holy Spirit.  But praise God!  The Teacher has come, and the Life has been sown into the hearts of those selected by the Father.  The Word has been planted in many places and its manifested presence is produced in many forms.  Some of the plants have produced fruit for immediate use and some for a seed crop to be planted back into prepared soil.  Some seed has remained dormant in man’s dry soil only to bring forth a crop in time for the harvest.

GRACE AND OBEDIENCE MUST CLASP HANDS AND UNITE.  THE UNION COMES FROM HEAVEN ABOVE AS GRACE REACHES TOWARD MANKIND.  OBEDIENCE COMES FROM MAN TOWARD GRACE.  THERE WILL BE UNION IN THE SON.  NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE GARMENT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS TO BE INDIVIDUALLY FITTED.

The perfect work of grace presents its demise.

Christ is establishing Himself in the new thing – God and man fully united.  The remnant of this day speaks words that are Spirit and Life for these have the mind of Christ.  Because they stand and go forth in the strength of God they will cause Christ’s body to rise up and be seen by the people of the world.  This community has a new song to sing, and it is with one voice that it shall be heard.  The rising up of this body of righteousness in the world will wound the fleshly intent of man’s kind.  Those who cling to fallen ways will suffer in their rebellion.  Justice is death to iniquity and it is pain to those who cling to the death realm.  The elect have been sealed for this day. The New Order shall prevail.

As God’s wrath begins to fall on the iniquity in the world His protection is upon the sealed remnant.  The Reign of the Kingdom of God will be in the same physical location where the system of Babylon has prevailed.  Some will awaken to see the deception that has ruled their lives and worship God.  Many will experience the terrors of transformation as judgment by righteousness comes into the world.  Christ is not rising to deal with sin for the deathblow has been dealt there.  He is dealing with those who long for His appearing, and the overflow of His presence will strike sin.  Justice prevailing causes the torment.  All that is not God’s design will be subjected to the time of Jacob’s trouble.  This is in reference to the tribulation, which in Hebrew means, “to narrow” or “severe restriction”, as in the squeezing of a grape.  It is Christ who treads this winepress.

There is no redeeming factor in the world that man has built in his delusion of logic and power.  There is no merit in the design of Babylon.  Everything there is sown to iniquity.   Many will observe with startled amazement the things that will fall when the shaking of all that can be shaken occurs.  Now is the time for complete dedication and obedience to Almighty God.

“For there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now – and never to be equaled again.  If these days were not cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect they will be shortened.”  (Matthew 24:21, 22)

God’s grace has allowed mankind to move in error and yet survive, to prosper even, in temporal things.  His imputed righteousness has allowed man to enter into the Kingdom of God and receive blessings there.  But now, “THINGS ARE CHANGING TO UNENDING TO HOW THEY WERE IN THE BEGINNING, TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME THAT IS NOW.”  Picture a world where iniquity is unrestrained; a world with God’s grace removed.

There is a time for planting and a time for gathering, a time for building up and a time for tearing down.  Even the things that God plants and builds are not forever but for a season. The altars of sacrifice and the Mosaic Law were superseded by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the New Covenant.  The walk by the Spirit is above a walk according to the written word.  Old things are once again being replaced by new.  When perfection comes, the time for putting away imperfect things arrives.  When maturity is reached the childish things must be put down. The standard for this Day is that of the OVERCOMER.  The way is faith joined to love and all movements must be Christ’s.  Those who continue to try to operate by old standards and rules will be outside where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.  An effort toward righteousness and a desire for God will not count as holiness.  Respect and honor for God are no longer enough.  These attitudes were accepted in the time of God’s grace but the time is now when we must fall back into God until Christ is formed in us.  For, THE CORDS OF JUSTICE NOW BIND THE WORLD.  THINGS WILL MOVE ACCORDING TO THE GREAT I AM.

1 Corinthians 6:17: “He that is joined unto the Lord is one with him in spirit.” 

LET EVERY NUANCE OF OBEDIENCE BE FULFILLED IN YOU.

Shades of OBEDIENCE:  Acquiescence, compliance, deference, devotion, docile, dutifulness, governable, law-abiding, obeisance, submission, tractable, yielding.

The world as we know it is in jeopardy.  The old order is passing away as the Kingdom of God rises to rule.  The vain philosophy and elemental principles of man’s attempt to rise up and rule are being displaced.  As enlightenment by the Spirit of Truth finds acceptance in the elect of God, the power of the righteousness of the revelation will be like a fire to the system of the world.  All that is not of God’s Kingdom will be overcome in this fire and transformed.  Vapor, ashes, dust and smoke; this is all that will remain of the products of evil.  The substance of evil will be changed, transformed to Light.  (See 2 Peter 3:10)

The process of this overcoming was in place before the foundation of the universe.  It was set in motion in Adam and Eve in Paradise, and it will find its culmination in Paradise as all creation is restored.  We must aid this cause by the praise of obedience to TRUTH.  It is not by the words that are spoken that truth is known, but by the Word that the Spirit writes within our hearts.

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing but to us who are bring saved, it is the power of God.  For it is written:  “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”  (Corinthians 1:18, 19)

“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.  He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.”  (1 Corinthians 1:27-29)

When mankind was turned out of the heavenly realm he was bereft of God’s glory; sadly lacking wisdom, protection and guidance.  He was separated from his Creator and without a plan for survival.  He had to rely upon the resource in which he had placed his trust: his own carnal nature.  By this lower mind-set the world system was devised.  Man has continued on to give to it and feed from it.  Although God made a covenant with man to raise him up and return him to his place in Christ, man has thus far failed.  The way back is secure but man must recognize this and come in obedience according to God’s provision.

The covenant that God made with Abraham was for man laboring under the curse of Adam.  The law was given to Moses and became a source of justice for mankind.  The new covenant was made with the people for whom the curse is dead and the second Adam’s blood poured out.  This covenant is the promise of Life for the man of the Spirit who will walk as the new creation in Christ.   While the man of the old covenant had to eke out the supply for his needs by the sweat of his brow and painful toil, the people of The Way may come to a better inheritance.  God has promised to supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory.  Receiving His riches in glory depends upon our obedience to glorify Him in all areas of our lives.  When Christ becomes the only life in an individual the glory of God will be made manifest and all needs will be met.

We are people of the new order if Jesus Christ is our Savior, but we have mixed the new with the old and have come up with a divided scepter — a stick without power.  We have attempted to live in the Kingdom of God and receive His blessings while accepting and using the standard of a system that has been accursed by the nailing of it to a cross.

“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God?  Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God”.  (James 4:4)

The way of the world is built upon the logic of unregenerate man and is unacceptable to God.  Operating in God’s wisdom is the only way the whole world will be brought to the measure placed before the elect.  There is no part of the world’s operation that can add to the Kingdom Reign.  Knowing God face-to-face strips away the false, acted out refinement and the ambiguity of worship from the tombs of offense.  Worship from the flesh is an adulterous act.  If one is joined to Christ he is one Spirit with Him.  To worship without faith in truth is misplaced worship.  We must know what TRUTH is, and that comes from the Spirit.

The religious spirit is of the world system and has directed much of the teaching that comes from secular churches.  Only so much truth is allowed to flow because it is mixed with man’s interpretation of Scripture.  This has often caused church-going people to worship an emasculated god who is unable to reconstruct what has been redeemed and saved at the cross of Christ Jesus.  After we have known Truth, to join once again in pseudo worship is unfaithfulness to the One to and in whom we are joined.

It may seem a harsh thing to say, but even friendship with the world strengthens Babylon.  When we comfort those who choose to depend upon the world system we are aiding the system.  The citizens of the world must learn that the supply of that rule is inadequate.  They must seek God in His Kingdom, not only for human needs but also for life itself.  Jesus’ words were, “REPENT!”  “RISE UP”; “FOLLOW ME”; “STRETCH OUT YOUR HAND!” He did not commiserate with, nor minister to those who were not willing to change.  His words were sharp to those who clung to wrong standards and measures.

The way of the world says, “Understand the problem and fix it.”  The way of the Kingdom says, “KNOW THE STANDARD AND MEASURE UP.”  It is the way of the world that is man’s arbiter — an unjust judge.  It is the way of the world that comes to see how clever and logical one is.  It is the way of the world that says “Achieve!  The strong shall prevail so fight for what you want.”  The Kingdom Voice says, “REST IN ME”; ” THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT WITH CHRIST”;  “THE PEACEMAKERS AND THE MERCIFUL SHALL PREVAIL”; “THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.”

The Bible tells us to judge no man from a worldly point of view.  (2 Corinthians 5:16)  The world judged Jesus by its flesh, and as the world looks at those who are joined to Him He is still judged by the world’s flesh.  Let those of the Kingdom not be guilty of this aberrance of justice when dealing with others.  Righteousness is the standard of God’s judgment, and judgment is His alone.

Judgment requires the omnipotence of the Almighty.   He sees everything as it truly is, and His judgment is without extenuating circumstances, favorable or unfavorable.  To look for the reasons for another’s unacceptable behavior provides the way for excuses, and that is not God’s way.   All who are full of iniquity are separated from God. 

Our call is to love our fellow man with the love of righteousness. This is our standard.  Let us allow everything to transpire from our relationship with the Father, and our thoughts will be His thoughts, our actions His actions.  It is love, not judgment that must flow into the world by those who are the righteous in Christ.  They are the directors of the way to rising up.

Christ Jesus did not come to be a peacemaker between heaven and the system of Babylon, and neither should we try to make peace between the two.  He came to make division and to provide a way out of the system.  He came to lead mankind back into the Kingdom of Love and Light.  He did not come to execute the law but to be an exact representation of it and to fulfill it.  The guilty consciences along with the sin of separation were healed at the cross.  The only debt that remains outstanding is the continuing debt to love one another deeply from the heart.

The covenant of love defines the line of the separation of the carnal nature from the Spirit of God.  This definitive line must not be sullied by mixing darkness with light.  There are no gray areas with God.  The design of reunion with God is fixed and it shall not be altered.  It is through the cross that every child in the world will come, not some, but all.  This is what Jesus Christ came to accomplish, and His sacrifice was not lacking.  Now the body of Christ must be joined to the Head, securely linked together in all of its parts so that the work accomplished at the cross may be fully completed and manifested to the world.

“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.  I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God”.  (Ephesians 3: 14-19)

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THE WORD OF TRUTH HAS COME TO YOU MIGHTILY AND IN ABUNDANCE.  IT IS NOW AS THE ELECT BEHOLD ME THAT I APPEAR TO THE WORLD.  THIS IS THE APPEARING THAT THE FAITHFUL HAVE LONGED FOR.

I REGROUP AND REFORM MY POSSESSION, MY LAND.  I HAVE CALLED MY PEOPLE OUT FROM AMONG THE ASHES OF FAILED ATTEMPTS TO ESTABLISH MY KINGDOM ON EARTH.  THE “GOOD WORKS” OF MANKIND IN THIS ENDEAVOR HAVE NOT BORNE SEED FOR THE CROPS TO SUPPLY FUTURE SEEDLINGS — ALTHOUGH THE FRUIT WAS PLENTEOUS.  BUT ALL THE WHILE I HAVE BEEN PLANTING SEED IN SCATTERED PLACES TO BECOME THE TREES WITH THE LEAVES TO HEAL THE NATIONS. 

THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS IS IN THE BRANCHES, STRETCHING OUT, TOUCHING, SPREADING AS A BOWER IN THE SPHERE OF THE EARTH.  THE POWER FOR THIS MOVE IS IN THE CONSTANCY OF THESE TREES.  THEY ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE CHANGING SEASONS, FOR THEIR SEASON IS ONE AND EVERLASTING.  THEY DO NOT WITHER AND FADE AS THE GRASS OF THE FIELD FOR THEY ARE SUPPLIED WITH LIFE ETERNAL.

CARNAL MAN; SPIRITUAL MAN; ETERNAL MAN

CARNAL MAN

“These men speak abusively against whatever they do not understand; and what things they do understand by instinct, like unreasoning animals, these are the very things that destroy them.”  (Jude 10)

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.  And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.  It is not surprising then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.  Their end will be what their actions deserve.”  (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)

When human beings are separated from God sin is their nature.  Committing acts of iniquity is their way of life; speaking lies their native tongue.  This is the nature with which man is born, and it remains his until he is born again of the Spirit.  He is a slave to sin and bound to death.

Confidence in the flesh of self causes one to work outside of the strength of God.  The person who has not renewed his mind by the word of God is carnally minded, whether he has claimed Jesus as his Savior or not.  The one who has not allowed the word to train his will is still subject to the flesh nature.  Unregenerate man forever seeks to please the self of his being.  He does whatever causes him to “feel good”, not considering the source of the desire nor the repercussions of his actions.  If it pleases his psyche to do moral things, then this is what he does.  But morality does not signify that one’s genealogy is in God.

It is Babylon that supplants the perfect will and purpose of God by designing “good-works” for the flesh of humankind.  This is not to say that all “good-works” are evil but all that does not spring from the Spirit is the design of the lower nature.  Trying to “please God” may seem to be a good thing to the world but the system of Babylon encompasses all that is of the flesh, not only the things that are blatantly immoral.  Anything that replaces God in one’s life, all that is not instituted by God is of the lower nature.

There is nothing of this world that we need.  All things come from the Father and when we look to Him for our supply He can by-pass the world to bring needful things into our reach.  There are things that were conceived in the consciousness of God but taken into the world and there perverted in their use.  It is not only the things that are separated from God but voracious desire and wrong use of anything is the iniquity.  Anything that is instituted by the logical mind of unrenewed man, all that feeds the fleshly activity of fallen man is not of God’s wisdom but of the world’s.  Man’s soulish area decides how he will live in the world.  The mind, will and emotions decide how he will placate the desires and longings that come to taunt and tempt him.

Carnal man is untroubled by the values of a recreated spirit, for his perception is not of that realm.  He does whatever his circumstances provide and his desires dictate whether it is good or bad in the sight of mankind.  In his fallen state humankind designs and builds his own world of morality.  He prescribes and enforces laws to cause society to live within the confines of acceptable behavior.  A carnal person may want to present an image of goodness to the world.  He may spend much of his time appeasing this desire by building better conditions surrounding his fellowman.  But he has fooled himself, and also worldly standards, by believing that he is aiding the real plight of humankind.  God cannot be mocked.  Man doing his own good work has his reward.  Carnally minded man doing moral things is walking in confusion.  His soul is placated and stilled in its innate longing to serve God by charitable acts. At the same time the carnal nature is pleased to be in control of his unrenewed mind.

Although it seems very strange and not understood by many, God does not count good deeds done from human desire as righteousness.  Of course it is better to do moral things from a carnal mind rather than immoral things but they are not counted when laid upon the altar.   Obedience to God fulfills the call to good deeds.  (See 1 Corinthians 3:11-20)

Compassion and tenderness, deep love and a desire to alleviate suffering spring from the recreated spirit.  God-moved, God-inspired people do great and noble deeds.  But there is another impetus that puts forth, seemingly, the same work that has nothing to do with God.  Acting out goodness and attempting to show faith by works may convince some, but in God’s sight good works can only come from righteousness, which is created in mankind through faith – and that is of God.  The righteousness that comes because of loving trust in God is the fruit of faith, and its result is everything done in obedience to Him is counted as good work.

The carnal nature is the great deceiver.  This “pervader of greed” in the human soul dupes mankind — daily, constantly.  It is so cunning, so intelligent that mortal man has been drawn into the plan of his own destruction.  Lofty ideas and work to aid and protect mortal man can come from this entity.  But it is this same source that schemes and plans and causes the evil deeds that harm and kill mortal man.  This form of life can never aid the growth of spiritual man, and it prevents the appearance of eternal man.  The only way carnality can be stilled is to feed it or kill it.  The only food for the carnal nature is the human soul. The more the lower nature is fed, the more it requires until there is nothing left except carnality.  The only way to kill the old nature is to starve it.  This can only be done as the recreated spirit captures the soul into obedience to Christ.  When the soulish realm is taught, trained and established in the recreated spirit, all of the devil’s food is withdrawn and carnal man dies.

SPIRITUAL MAN

“Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.  For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”  (Acts 1:4, 5)

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses… to the ends of the earth.”  (Verse 8)

Justification is antecedent to sanctification.  We must receive the Word before the Power is available to us.  By God’s grace and mercy the Word has come to us as an expression of His love to give us Life.  Jesus was that expression of the Word.  Although He could not remain in human form He promised not leave his disciples orphans and that He would come to them in another form.  This promise is for all who will believe throughout the ages.  After we are baptized into repentance in the Name of Jesus the Holy Spirit is available for the power to raise us up. 

We enter into salvation as little children needing care and protection, needing to be disciplined and taught.  It is the Spirit of Christ who comes into us for that very purpose.  He is the power of the Spiritual Gifts.  He is the vibrancy of the Spiritual Fruit.  He is the nourishment for the plants that will yield seed for the crop of the harvest of God.

Spiritual man is housed in a mortal body although he lives and moves according to his recreated spirit.  He has received the firstfruit of his inheritance and delights to walk in it.  The anointing of the Spirit of Christ provides the ability to wield the power.  His words are “yes and amen” to all that the Lord calls upon him to do.  His integrity is the Word of God.  Still, if Spiritual man allows himself to be bound to church tradition and sees the walk of the spirit as the Crown of Life, he will have missed the high calling.  His growth will be stymied.  It is a trap to be caught in this realm — worshiping the activity rather than the One to whom the power belongs.  The walk by the recreated spirit is intended to process mankind for Kingdom living as well as for ministering to mortal man unto the end of the Age of the Ages.

“Those who walk by the Spirit are sons of God.”  (Romans 8:14)

The Lord has given us a new spirit who cries out to Him, “Father, my Father!”  This area is very different from that of newborn children of God.  When we are first born again we have many of the needs of any baby but when we have received the care and training that comes in childhood, we are expected to go on to maturity.  The walk of one baptized in the Holy Spirit is that of sanctification – being set aside for special use.

The Lord comes to us (the Word) to convict us of our need.  He comes in us (Holy Spirit) to supply that need.  The Spirit and the Word are one!  The Spirit is the Power of the Word.

Sanctification is that relationship with God whereby one is transformed from a figure of the flesh to become the image of his Maker to shine as the morning star.  This way toward righteousness is not vicarious.  It is an attribute that one may not gain from desire, nor is it imputed.  Instead, it must be worked out with fear and trembling as the candidate for holiness submits to the hands of the Potter.

Each one must walk by the Spirit according to his calling.  One may be led in the power of Spiritual gifts.  He may be sought by those from far or near to partake of the benefit of that power.  The person anointed for ministering in this realm is in control of his special gift – he may choose to use it or not.  He is anointed to arbitrarily direct the power wherever he will.  However, miracles do not always manifest because man does not control the Sovereign God.  God moves through love.

The sons of God have specific areas of proficiency in the Holy Spirit.  This is their anointing.  Christ has appointed some for special acts of faith, some to speak forth for the Lord, others to evangelize the nations, and some as teachers of the word.  Great is the number of those who have been faithful to their calling, and many have received the Kingdom of God because of them.

By the Holy Spirit, if we will allow it, is the walk of purification toward priesthood.  Dedication to the purpose of dying to self so that Christ may live is the supreme endeavor.  The inner man is fed the flesh of the Word, and the soul serves the blood of His death to carnality.  The seed of the word is planted back until it is firmly established within.  This is the area of training that enables the sons of God to walk as overcomers.  Eyes fixed only on the unseen, these no longer cry out to have their circumstances changed, nor do they “bind and loose” adversity.  They are learning to trample under their feet all that comes to upset their peace.  The pathway for priests in the order of Melchizedek is to accept each trial as a challenge rather than as an obstacle.

The Spirit of Truth is the Great Teacher as He reveals the mysteries of God to the humbled soul.  Others may not recognize those walking by the Spirit of Truth as righteous. If they are known, the community of believers often shuns them.  Few are they who have ears to hear the message that these are given.  The elect have been made pure by obedience to unmixed truth and they are walking the pathway of the Finisher through the Refiner’s fire.  The elect have been drawn aside to be hidden in Christ and are anointed to receive the unfurling of the word.  Their communion with the Father is very personal and intimate.  Each is trained in circumspect obedience while receiving the word without trembling at its revelation.  Each individual of this remnant has answered the call toward priesthood and delights to feed from the Tree of Life.  They plant back the seed from the fruit to raise up the crop for the final harvest of the Lord.  They are entering, as it were, into a cocoon to emerge as a butterfly.

ETERNAL MAN

“For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come”.  (2 Corinthians 5:4, 5)

As the elect focus their vision not on the world but upon Christ they will be changed – changed to the dead to the world but alive in Christ!  They will be made alive by means of inversion as they are infused with the Life of Christ.  These are transformed from a mirror image to the exact representation of the Firstborn Son of God.  They are the ones who have “eaten His flesh and drunk His blood”, the ones Jesus promised to raise up on the last day.

When one is pierced by the word of God a new substance is introduced into their life.  A new pattern for hereditary characteristics is set – a new DNA, if you will, is formed.  This causes a reaction that brings changes, which transform one from the person they once were to a reversed image of the fallen nature.  He has a new nature and a new genealogy to draw from, and it is from our Heavenly Father.  One so changed in his inward parts is of the same outward structure but of a different substance.  In time further changes will take place.  The form of the structure will also be altered.

In the most infinitesimal part of our being we will be changed as we focus on Christ, and it is His Spirit who bombards our being until this change occurs.  It is in the atomic structure of the molecules of our being that the change will occur as the new life of the recreated spirit is fed and nurtured by the Spirit of Christ.  The flow of life will be changed from that of the blood to the Life of eternal man, which is Spirit.  The appearance of eternal man will depend upon from what plane he is viewed.  God sees all things from the eternal realm so His observation would be quite different from that of natural man observing from a worldly vantage point.  Eternal man will appear in transverse light rather than light of the natural realm – such as from the sun, moon or stars.  He will radiate light as a light-bearer rather than a light-reflector.  He may seem the same to those who see him from an external point of view, but the Eternal sees each one according to his inward nature.

CHARACTER BEARS WITNESS TO THE SOUL – SEEN ONLY BY GOD, REVEALED IN THE LIGHT.

The Lord comes with us (the Life) as we are hidden in Him.  It is then that we may say with Paul, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ!”

Until one is in Christ there can be no rising up – alive in Christ and dead to the world.  The living, breathing human body is not required to come to death but to be transformed by LIFE.  There will be a new imprint in the blood for the blood is the life-support of the earth bound life of the soulish area of humanity.  This imprint will change the form of the blood to a River of Life for the soul.  Then one’s inheritance is in Christ and it is of the heavenly realm in mankind.

The molecular configuration of any life depends upon the nucleus of his atoms.  They set the pattern by which the whole is formed.  The original form in the nuclei of the cells is the pattern for the subsequent development until the substance of the pattern is changed.  Then a transforming work is begun.  A mirror image of the original is set.  The exact opposite of the structure that had been bound to death will set the formation of the new creature. The pattern now in place is LIFE and it will reproduce only in its kind.  This transformation will just occur.  It is of God, and the work is wholly His.

Eternal man is the manifested presence of Christ in His many-membered body.  He is the church united, the flesh of Jesus healed, the Holy City come to earth.  His form is the outworking of his substance.  He is faith and love set forth in righteousness.  He is the effulgence of God’s joy — the quintessential crown of God’s glory come to earth.

CHAPTER TEN

1992 – I REBUILD MY HOUSE ANEW

Acts 15:15-17 15] The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written:  16] ” ‘After this I will return and rebuild David’s fallen tent.  Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, 17] that the remnant of men

May seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who bear my name, says the Lord, who does these things’

Just as He promised, the Lord is rebuilding His temple living stone by living stone.  He is building the place of His habitation again, in a new way.

HOLD TODAY AS A PRECIOUS JEWEL TO BE TEASURED ABOVE ALL THAT YOU MAY DESIRE FOR TOMORROW.  TODAY IS IN YOUR HAND.  TOMORROW IS NOT YET HERE.  THE YESTERDAYS THAT YOU HAVE COLLECTED CANNOT POSSIBLY SHINE SO BRIGHTLY OR BE OF THE VALUE OF THE TODAY THAT IS NOW.

THE THINGS THAT I HAVE FOR YOU, WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO, ARE IN EACH DAY AS IT COMES.  DO NOT BELIEVE THAT IT WILL ALWAYS BE TOMORROW THAT HOLDS THE TREASURE.   IT IS NOW.  NOW IS THE DAY THAT IS BLESSED AND CALLED TODAY.  EACH DAY AS IT COMES IS THE TIME TO BE TREASURED.  SAVOR EVERY DAY AS IT ARRIVES.  DRAW FROM IT EVERY BLESSING THAT IT HOLDS.  WHEN THAT DAY IS ENDED HAVE NO REGRETS.

THE PLAN THAT HAS BEEN LAID OUT BEFORE THE BEGINNING IS UNFOLDING AS IT SHOULD.  IT IS NOW IN THE UNSEEN REALM BUT IT WILL BE FULLY ESTABLISHED IN THE PHYSICAL REALM AS IT PROGRESSES.  THE OPENING TO RECEIVE THE LIGHT OF THE KINGDOM HAS OCCURRED AND WILL NOT AGAIN BE SHUT OFF.  THE LIGHT WILL BECOME BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER AS EACH TORCH BEGINS TO GLOW.  THIS IS THE DAY OF LIGHT.

ALL OF THE TODAYS THAT HAVE BECOME YESTERDAYS CULMINATE IN THE DAY AT HAND.  THIS IS THE DAY OF THE KINGDOM.

DO NOT TAKE UP WORRY; DO NOT TAKE UP CONCERN.  ALL OF THE ANSWERS ARE GIVEN IN THE PROPER TIME AS YOU REST IN ME.  TAKE NO CARE.  I AM SUFFICIENT FOR ALL THINGS.  ALL THINGS HAVE THEIR ENDING IN ME; ALL THINGS.  THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR FOR THOSE WHO REST IN ME.  MOMENT BY MOMENT – THIS IS THE WAY TO ABIDE IN ME.  TRUST IN THE TRUTH FOR GOD IS INFALLIBLE.  YOU HAVE PLACED YOUR TRUST IN THE ONE WHO ESTABLISHES RIGHTEOUSNESS.  I AM IS FACT — THE FACILITATING FACT OF THE UNIVERSE!

“The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.”  (Isaiah 60:19)

“The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.”  (Revelation 11:15)

The sounding of the trumpets indicates that undesirable areas are being removed.  As they sound a preponderance of God’s word is going forth.  The mystery of Christ is being revealed and His many-membered body will be completed at the conclusion of the sounding.

MAINTAIN COMPOSURE.  LET NOTHING DISTURB YOUR PEACE.  IN THIS YOU WILL RADIATE STRENGTH.  I AM YOUR STRENGTH.  THOSE AROUND YOU WILL SEE THIS. 

The age of the Ages of Man is drawing to a close.  The day is upon us when time will be no more.  This final stage of mortal man is the time of turning all things over to Christ to be put under the feet of His body. And it is referred to in Scripture as the millennial reign.  Of course it is not actually a thousand years but a time of completion.

When we hear the phrase, “the end of time” we shudder in our flesh, for flesh knows that will be the end of death-bound man.  Surely we know, but perhaps have not considered, in the Kingdom of God there is no time for a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years as a day.  In the Kingdom everything is current.  Time will end but life is eternal.

Because the Spirit of the Lord has conveyed to me that justice is binding the world I know full well that the siege of carnality is coming to a close.  Although I am aware by my natural senses that the world remains in turmoil, I am aware in the wisdom that Christ imparts that righteousness is overtaking.

The Lord has removed His LAMPSTAND from the sanctuary of the fallen nature and His grace will no longer provide.  His mercy remains because Christ is present in His flesh — those who believe and call upon His name shall be saved.  My eyes have not beheld the glorified body of Christ but I know that the manymembered form is joining together in the saints rising as one.

The people of the world will remain much the same while the evil intent continues to try to rule. It is written that as in the day of Noah when the people did not understand what was upon the threshold, so will it be in this time.  People will continue to seek comfort from the old storehouse and struggle in their circumstances.  They will look for truth but know not where to find it.  They will look for escape in the wrong places.  The ashes of Babylon will be fertilizer for the new order to flourish.  (I am referring to an inward transformation by way of Fire that will bear witness in the natural realm.)

“…Then will all your people be righteous and they will possess the land forever.  They are the shoots I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor.  The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation.  I am the LORD; in its time I will do this swiftly.”  (Isaiah 60:21, 22)

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’S favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of despair.  They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.”  (Isaiah 61:1-3)

The portion of this Scripture that the Lord Jesus read at the gathering in the synagogue ended with the phrase: “to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” Jesus Christ was the form presented.  He was the One with a sacred mandate to tell the good news that He had come to save the world and to raise up a healed body for His name.  His purpose was to be the Way, the Truth and the Life who would accomplish this.  He proclaimed peace with God and established an open door for the return of communion with the Father.  The year referred to is an indefinite period of time for a special purpose – that of extending God’s grace to mankind and establishing righteousness.

The next portion quoted above was for the second advent of Christ’s presence in His flesh to proclaim, “the day of vengeance of our God.”  There has been mourning in Zion for the overthrow of Babylon where the unfaithful wife of Jehovah has held consort with the sin of the world.  Those who mourn shall be satisfied, for the iniquitous one will be transformed to the bride of the Son.  The day of the vengeance of the Lord is the time for establishing possession of what He has redeemed.

By what folly has humankind attempted to understand the plan of God?    Because of the delusion set by the standard in the world, mankind’s perception has been clouded – not by his choice but by the folly of minds intent upon persevering illogical conclusions through the carnal intent of misdirection. Only the recreated spirit can know truth.

“…I will pour out my Spirit on all people.  Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams; your young men will see visions.  Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.  I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke.  The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.  And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the survivors whom the LORD calls.”  (Joel 2:28-32)

The judgments of righteousness are fulfilling this prophecy as righteousness is set forth in blood, fire and smoke.  Witness is borne to these signs in the personal achievements of the feasts of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles.  The hand of the Lord is lifted high but we haven’t seen it.  It is lifted HIGH to raise up the flesh and bone of Christ’s body and complete the design of His eternal plan.

We are judged as sinners in the sign of the blood.  The keeping of Passover was precursory to the blood of Jesus being spilled on the cross.  Now this judgment is met in each individual as he receives Jesus Christ as Savior.  There is no more guilt for the sin of separation from God for one who is justified by His blood.  It is not that there is no longer iniquity in him, but he no longer lives in the darkness of his perversion.  He is able to work out his salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in him according to His perfect will and purpose.  Entrance into the Kingdom has been established for the individual who receives Jesus.  Never again will the redeemed of the Lord be judged as a sinner.

The judgment of fire awaits the sons of God for sanctification.  One is born again by the blood of the cross and the water of rejuvenation.  He has been adopted as a son of God.  The Spirit is the Christ within who causes him to cry out, “Father, my Father”.  By the Spirit of the Son the judgment of righteousness is a fire unto his soul.  The Holy Spirit of the Lord brings forth the first fruit of the Spirit. 

The Feast of Pentecost was precursory to the fire of this judgment. The gift of the power of the Holy Spirit signifies the blending of the holiness of God with the physical aspects of mankind. The poured out blood of the Lamb and the cleansing fire of the Spirit of Christ presents the sanctification of the saint.  Individually each one partakes of this baptism of fire to grow to the measure of the stature of Jesus, becoming the glorified saints who are Christ’s body.

The precursor of the judgment of smoke was held forth in the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles.  It was ordered by God that a holocaust offering of a whole unblemished animal would be made on the final day of the Great Feast.  The sacrifice was bound and carried to the altar as the assembly sang, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”. 

In absentia Jesus was the sacrifice upon the altar of the Great Feast. Jesus Christ presented his physical fulfillment of this sacrifice upon the altar of the cross.  He indicated future fulfillment in the saints of His resurrected body when He said, “Look, your house is left to you desolate.  For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'”   It is His body of glorified saints who shall be presented as the holocaust offering (a living sacrifice) in the great and Wonderful Day of the Lord.

This reserved remnant shares in the sufferings of Christ Jesus to be made to be overcomes, to be conformed to His likeness so that they might receive His inheritance.  His inheritance is that of a Servant King.  This does not mean to inherit as a servant for that is as a child, but these servant priests of Melchizedek’s order inherit with the Son.  The requirements of the sacrificial animal of the Holocaust offering must be met.  They must be cleansed, stripped of impurities and the flesh cut away.  After this, they are fit for the fire of the altar of sacrifice – offering up the full grown, prepared and slaughtered ram to the Lord.  In this way they offer back to Christ the fully-grown Lamb, the unprofaned human flesh that Jesus died to save.

The Lord has come in a shout by the Spirit of Truth, speaking in the voice of revelation.  In this way He is uniting and raising up the many-membered body.

“Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy”.  (Daniel 9:24)

Jesus Christ appeared in His ministry hundreds of years after the agreement recorded in Daniel to restore and rebuild Jerusalem.  The restoration of Jerusalem begun by Nehemiah was but the shadow of fulfillment of that prophecy. Jesus Christ began the fulfillment during His earth walk in human flesh, and the Lion of Judah shall complete it as He moves His resurrected body of saints.  All told, there are four hundred and ninety years allotted for the completion of the work.  Some years are of the natural realm, others of a Spiritual counterpart.

The ascension of Jesus Christ marked the end of four hundred eighty six and one-half years.  Christ will work out the remaining three and one-half years in His manymembered body.  However, this is not a count of years as we know them.  It is a completion of the work in the spiritual realm of man’s kind and it shall fulfill the agreement stated above, as quoted from Daniel.

Our hope is Christ Jesus, who is the substance of the glory of God, the promise of faith in what we do not yet see.  When He becomes our life He will appear and we shall appear with Him in glory.  The ones upon whose souls have been imprinted the image of the Lamb are the firstfruit harvest of the Lord’s plantings.  They move in the life of Christ to proclaim the day of vengeance of our God.  They have the same anointing as Jesus, and it is for the stated promise:  “I will gather still others to them besides those already gathered.”

The fulfillment of God’s plan has not been hindered by mankind’s refusal to bow.  Christ has not tarried, as many are wont to say.  God has built the remedy for disobedience into His plan.  In the world God moves by a syncopated rhythm, and all must be in step with the beat.  Everyone who moves out of the Babylonian system into the Kingdom is emphasized in this orchestration.  It is the fact of God’s righteousness moving through man that causes the people of the world system to suffer as they cling to their fallen ways.  Justice is death to iniquity and pain and suffering to those who refuse to repent.  The out-raying of righteousness brings healing to the world and death to the regime that has ruled there.  God’s wrath falls upon all that is separated from Him.  If one will but heed the word of the Lord he has nothing to dread in the overthrow of Babylon.  The word of God is the sword of the Kingdom and those who will not live by it shall die by it.  The sealed stand upon feet of burnished bronze as priests/kings to trample Babylon under the mighty feet of Christ’s body.

The full strength of God’s wrath has been poured out for the queen of iniquity.  The disengagement of the rule of the beast in man’s soul causes its dethronement and Babylon to become but a vapor to be blotted out of memory.  The weakening of iniquity starts within man because seeds of discontent have been sown in the heart of worldly man.  These seeds incite rebellion in the kingdom of darkness.  The rebellious head will rise to attack the suppresser who is deceit, and the evil rule over man will be weakened.  Truth will pierce the flesh.

As truth spreads throughout the world minds of many fallen men will awaken to recognize the delusion that has clouded their vision, and they will bow to the New Order that has come.  To those who are not so awakened, the Word going forth will cut through their flesh bringing death to their carnal desires and actions, or to the mortal body itself.  Within every area of the soul that man refuses to move according to the dictates of the carnal nature the depravity of iniquity is cordoned off from mobility.   The nature of the life of God is manifesting in humanity.  Thereby the strength of carnality is negated.  (See Revelation 20:1-6)

The saints who reign with Christ are those referred to in Scripture as the “beheaded saints”.  They have put on the Mind of Christ and refused to move in the way of the world.  They have already taken on immortality so the second death has no power over them. 

When the purpose of mankind is brought to fruition by the implementation of the new order of heaven and earth the millennial reign will be completed.  The carnal nature will no longer be bound but it will be loosed to attempt to deceive those of God’s Kingdom who have become as numerous as the “sand of the seashore”.  However, because these have chosen to be transformed by the life of God there will be nothing for the deceiver to cling to.  Carnality will be consumed in the fire of Christ coming from out of the midst of the new generation of man.  All that has been of the death realm will be judged by LIFE, and the end of the world system will be completed.  The Lake of Fire is for the purification of all of these, and this Lake is the presence of the Lamb.

When all dominion, authority and power have been brought into agreement with the Father the purpose of man’s earth walk will be completed.  Together the recreated spirit and the retrained soul will present the Son of God in mankind.  The family with whom God can commune shall be established.  These are a people who are obedient because they choose to be.  They love the Father God with all of their hearts, souls and minds. 

It is the innate nature of God’s creation for all things to have a reverse side.  In man God allowed the opposite of Himself to appear and gain control in the absence of His righteousness.  It is man’s purpose to rise above this perverse nature.  ENCHRISTED man will return all power, dominion and authority to the Father, Creator of the heavens and the earth.  Then there will be only righteousness remaining – the fruit of peace in God.

The final judgment for man is called the White Throne Judgment.  This is the judgment of LIGHT.  The life of every person is opened and revealed in the Light of God.  Just as righteousness is the judgment for the saints and ultimately for the world, LIGHT is the standard for the final judgment of all things.  In this Light there are no shadows.  The righteousness of all who have lived in the earth will be brought to the Standard of this LIGHT.

The time is now; now is the time.  NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE STANDARD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS TO BE MET IN THE PEOPLE OF THE KINGDOM.  This is the Day to walk as ONE in righteousness joined in obedience to TRUTH.  The obedient shall follow Christ fully, love Him supremely, serve Him in obeisance and be His eternally.  All previous order is superseded in Kingdom inheritance.  The children of God, sons of God, bridegroom and the bride give way to the birth of the eternal triumph of the OVERCOMER!  This united body is one in the SON.

“The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls.  The city is laid out like a square, as long as it was wide.  He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, as wide and high as it is long.  He measured the wall and it was 144 cubits thick, by man’s measurement, which the angel was using.”  (Revelation 21:15-17)

Settled, balanced, healed and delivered unto the Almighty.  The Kingdom of God has become in earth as it is in heaven.  They are one!  The Holy City is measured by the measure of man, for he has met the Standard that was set before him.  What was exemplified in Jesus has become fact in mankind.  Christ is fully formed and shall appear for He is the glory of man who is made manifest with Him.   Jubilee has been accomplished, all things revert back to their rightful owner, the Father God. His love and care are over all.  (I am speaking of things are not yet as though they were.)

The Lord has thus promised: I HAVE BLESSINGS FOR YOU THAT ARE RICH BEYOND COMPARE.  THESE ARE THE BLESSINGS THAT SET THE JEWELS IN THEIR MOUNTINGS, GIVING YOU THE LUMINOUS ASPECT OF MY CHARACTER. 

The foundation walls of the city represent those who have had the treasures of their earth mined, cleaned, purified and formed to the specifications of the LORD God.  They are the gold and the jewels of the Holy City.  They shine because TRUTH is revealed in them. The arc of light that is diffused through them displays the rainbow of the promise fulfilled.   The words coming from their lips keep the Kingdom gates open wide for they are pearls of wisdom.

Now all of the people of the earth may enter and the Lord is King over all.  Everything that was foul has been reclaimed and reconstructed.  All of those who were against the Holy Nation now bow before the One True God and worship Him.  Zion is accomplished.

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city.  On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month.  And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.  No longer will there be any curse.  The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.  They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.  There will be no more night.  They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light.  And they will reign forever and ever.”  (Revelation 22:1-5)

The Tree of Life is now the only tree in Paradise.  It bears its fruit constantly and the supply is never short.  The Living Water quenches all thirst for it is the Source of Life.  The service to the One True God is not as one might consider the duty of a servant but it is adoration, pure and true.  [The full description of this service has not as yet been given to me but I know that it fills every need.]  The inhabitants of the Holy City are transformed in their nature by His LIFE and translated forward to the image of the Father.  They are one in the SON.   Amen.

“The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”  And let him who hears say, “Come!”  Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” (Revelation 22:17)

The Spirit and the bride call out to the lost, to the pseudo Christian, to all those who labor and are heavy with burdens.  The call goes to the souls of mankind in the filth of their fallen state of separation from God: 

COME, GOD IS YOUR MAKER; HE WILL RENAME YOU AND CALL YOU HIS OWN.  HE WILL REFORM YOU AND CAUSE YOU TO STAND.  HE WILL SUPPLY YOU AND CAUSE YOU TO SERVE.  HE WILL RESTORE YOU AND CAUSE YOU TO LIVE!

THE LORD IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.  BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.

BECAUSE OF LOVE THEY WILL COME.  NOT FOR MIRACLES, BUT FOR LOVE.

THERE IS A COMMUNE IN THE WORLD SET DOWN “NON GRATA” IN THE MIDST OF THE RIGHTFUL GOVERNMENT.  IT HAS USURPED THE BLESSINGS FROM THE JUST RULER OF THE LAND AND CAUSED THE INHABITANTS TO WALK UNDER THE CRUEL BONDAGE OF ITS CULT.  CARNALITY HAS RULED WITH AUTONOMY IN THIS CAMP BUT THE CAPTIVES WILL REBEL, FOR SUPPRESSION HAS CHOKED OFF THE LOVE THAT IS NEEDED FOR LIFE.

PERFECT LOVE

Those of the brotherhood of believers are the foundation stones of the Kingdom of God.  Unity among the brethren is denoted by working together as one man — one in the Spirit by faith and knowledge of the Son of God.  This is the “hope that we hope for” as we stand united in a common calling, reaching for the goal of maturity in Christ.

Yielding completely to God in all things will bring forth His LOVE in our lives.  As we walk united in this perfect LOVE all power is available to us.  The power of LOVE working through the body of Christ will bring about the turning so desired.

THE RESURRECTION POWER IS LOVE!

Agape love is neither an emotion nor a cloak to wrap around you.  It is a seed that opens from a decision – the decision to yield to the Lord.  This greatest love is a fruitful tree that grows within from the Seed that the Beautiful One plants in the heart of man.  It grows according to the soil in which it is planted and the water and light that are shed upon it.  Love develops branch by branch crowding out all that would hinder its spreading.  It is life to the one in whom it flourishes, and the fragrance of its flowering is a rich aroma that spreads out around it.  When this tree of love reaches maturity it will bear fruit to feed all the Earth.  Its foliage will change the atmosphere from the noxious elements of the prince-of-the-power-of-the-air to those of the life of the Kingdom of God.

If anyone confesses with a deep conviction of facts that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and God is love.  In this way one begins to know and to rely on the love that the Father has for him.  The knowledge of this truth is the basis for faith and combined with love brings obedience to the perfect will and purpose of God.  Love is made complete as it is shared among us, and whoever lives in this love lives in God.

Faith and love must come together to see the new creature in Christ. Faith and love together is the perfect form, and when expressed in obedience it exudes purity.    Faith is moved by love.  One may have great faith but without love it has no power.  One may be anointed by faith for mighty deeds but without love the deeds are works of the flesh.  The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.  Faith cannot be shown without deeds but deeds cannot be done without love. 

“Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.  Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.  The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.  Righteousness prepares the way for his steps. (Psalms 85:10-13)

The mystery of God is love.  But what is the mystery of love?  It is so pure that the untrained soul cannot conceive it.  It is so mighty that mankind cannot withstand it.  It is that which envelops the universe and transposes the desire of God from Spirit to flesh to bring mankind into vital union with His name.

Worship God and let His love develop in you.

God’s love reveals the mystery of noble love in righteousness.   Love must grow before the Fruit of the Spirit can develop.  One by one the fruit appears as the presence of Christ is fed into one’s spirit and worked out through the reclaimed soul.  Love is not tangible but will become substance in deeds.  It is love that will sustain mankind as heaven and earth are established together.  Manifested love presents tangible essentials for physical man as well as for the soul of the inner person. 

The Fruit of the Spirit standing forth in the power of love is the ability to overcome all that has been death to mankind.  Love is the evidence of the quintessential life within.  As love branches out it effects a change, a transformation in mortal man.  Love is a mighty magnet drawing all to it and recharging each one by its power.  This exalted love does not show pity.  Instead it raises up all that before would have exacted pity.  It is death to the flesh but life to the eternal man created in Christ.

The Primary Object of Godly love brought this magnanimous love into our hearts to be evidenced in our lives:  First, in implicit obedience to God, then through love for one another.  Love seeks the opportunity to do good to all, and in a special way to those of God’s household.  We are speaking of love without reason, except for the reason of the nature of the one who loves.  God requires no standard before His love flows out.  It is not because of fatherly pride that He loves us, and it is not because we are such wonderful specimens of excellence that He loves us.  The objects of God’s love have no excellence that they should draw out such boundless love toward them.  He loves us because this is what He is – ABSOLUTE LOVE.

With this selfless love we are to love the unlovable.  This is the debt that is to be forever outstanding – to love without reason.  Love is God.   This love ordained (enacted) in Christ Jesus brought the fulfillment of all the law.  ENCHRISTED man shall establish (make permanent) this love in earth.  Every relationship and all interactions need to have their foundation, their roots, in God.  He is the worth of our being and our ability to love.  To love another does not mean we accept everything that he does.  We are not required to show restraint in judging the deeds of the lower nature; it is the person we are not to judge.  We hate many things which are done in ignorance of God’s will, and rightly so, but every person is loved by God. 

Love is constant.  Perfect love is unconditional.  Love is without restraint.  It does not make excuses for wrong, nor is it blind.  Love endures and reaches into all conditions, all attitudes.  Righteous love will reconstruct the world.  The love that displaces self-will shall overcome all that has undermined the strength of holiness.  Rebuilding will take place while Christ moves through individuals, ratifying the link of love that unites all in the family of God. 

The wisdom of God is the director of the universe, and when mankind moves in the opposite direction of this flow trouble erupts.  The atmosphere of the world has become one of trouble because humanity has listened to the wrong voice, and the values of mankind are askew.  The values of the sense realm are an enemy to God and their source is the mind of the unregenerate population.  This energy is self-limiting for it is connected to death.  The urgency of the demands made from this area is issued in fear because they depend upon the desires of mortal men for their existence.  It is this attitude that has wounded the people of the world and disturbed the track of faith wherein love can flow.  It is because of the lack of love moving through mankind that the defamer of the world has survived.  But take heart – LOVE never dies!

The Lord has said, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”  This love is power.  Almighty God has no end.

We must begin the walk in obedience to love now.  It may seem a small thing individually but it will grow.  We are all part of one another, and the energy of love flowing from each part strengthens the whole.  This radiating love is the force that will establish God’s Great Kingdom in earth.  Let every attitude, every action and every word spring from the heart of the Lord. Building up love tears down hindrances to God’s perfect will and purpose.  Building up perfect love will bring healing to the world.

Dear Ones, rely on the love that God has for us.  It will never fail.

The Son has come to give us understanding of the One who sent Him.  Jesus is the Father’s gift to the world so that we may have faith.  Because of faith we can move in love among the people of the world.  We can have confidence that love will succeed where our efforts have failed.  The in-part work of Spiritual gifts is but for a time.  The perfect power of love deletes the in-part walk by faith.  All that has been the hope of our faith is activated by LOVE.

Faith, hope and love abide, but the greatest of these is love.

IN EXISTENCE NOW IS THE FORCE THAT DRIVES FAITH THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE.  THE TRAVELING OF THIS FORCE IS NOT ERRATIC, BUT RIGHT ON TARGET.  THE TRACK IT WILL TAKE IS LAID OUT AND FIRMLY FIXED.  THE DRIVING, MOVING, POWERFUL FORCE IS LOVE.  YES, FAITH IS MOVED BY LOVE.

BE AT PEACE.  GOD ALONE IS RULER OF THE UNIVERSE.

“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! 

How unsearchable his judgments,

and his paths beyond tracing out!

“Who has known the mind of the Lord?

Or who has been his counselor?”

“Who has ever given to God,

that God should repay him?”

For from him and through him

and to him are all things.

To him be the glory forever!

Amen.”  (Romans 11:33-36)

The outworking of God’s plan causes confusion in the logical mind of man when he tries to understand the things that only the wisdom of the Lord can reveal.  The plans, hopes and dreams of mortal, earth-bound mankind do not come into play in the establishment of God’s Kingdom in earth.  “‘It is not by might nor power; but by my Spirit’, says the LORD.”

The righteousness of God has been sent into the earth, and all things will conform to it.  This righteousness was manifested in Jesus Christ and spread abroad in the hearts of men in the gift of the Holy Spirit.  The life’s breath of humanity must be drawn from this Source to see the over-spreading of righteousness among all.  This breath will bring the “Age of the Ages” to a close for time will have met its purpose.  The time for establishing righteousness and the ending of separation from God will be fulfilled.

Everything that exists had its beginning in God.  Creation is a representation of what is in God.  Tangible things take on the form of their substance.  Form and appearance are not the same.  Form is the quality that is the basis for character and is inseparable from its substance.  Substance is the constant, essential part – reality.  We may equate the substance and form of God to the human spirit and soul.

Appearance is the external show as known to the sense realm rather than reality.  We are talking about God’s realm now.  This does not mean that tangible things are not real in the world, but in God’s sight they are not.  He looks upon only the things with eternal qualities.

Man was created in the image and likeness of God, an expression of His substance.  It was eternal man that He placed in the garden.  But within this image of the Creator was the form that is separate from God but is from out of God — the alter ego.  This subversive nature has caused mankind to live, not in Eden but in Babylon.  From this perversity has risen the manifestation of the substance of evil in the form and actions of mankind.  This man is imprinted with death.  The tangible substance of man has taken the form of his evil, death-bound nature.  His appearance may belie the substance of his form.

The pattern for the entirety of all that God intends for man, in man and by man, was cut before the creation of all things.  The pattern is Christ Jesus who is the exact image of the Father and the standard and measure of the form to come.

GOD HAS A VISION FOR THE MAN OF HIS CREATION

“Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26)

“(The son) is the image of the invisible God…” (Colossians 1:15)?

“…put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.”  (Colossians 3:10)

It is in the context of the substance and form of God that we must seek to understand man.  The image of God is fulfilled in Christ Jesus, but to come full circle the image of the Father must find its resting place in the body of Christ.

Even though man was created in the image and the likeness of God, having lost the glory of God, he must watch and find his way back to the glory for his spirit and soul.  The Lord God has presented to mankind the substance of His Spirit to take form in mankind’s soul, to cause him to be made new in the attitude of his mind and once again be the likeness of God in righteousness and holiness.

There is one sent for this purpose – Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of the world!

Christ is God, the Second Person of the Godhead.  He is the Only Begotten Son of God who came in the flesh of the son of Mary, Jesus, who is the body that the Father had prepared.  [See Hebrew 10:5] Because of the astounding sacrifice of Jesus Christ, [the sacrifice is the flesh of Jesus] the flesh nature of the world was vicariously and by position brought to death.  In the resurrection of Jesus, the power of Christ overwhelmed the dead flesh, consumed it, [thus transforming it] and then raised up the Eternal Body of Jesus Christ.  He was the NEW FORM who walked.  This body, however, still showed the marks of the sin that had wounded and brought His flesh to death.  Because of the ascension of Christ Jesus the body that He died to save shall also be raised up.  This body is the flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone, eternal man who is the family of God.

Jesus Christ came into the world to save the world, not to condemn it.  The people of the world will come into their salvation by way of Eternal Life in their souls bringing death to the flesh nature.  Jesus Christ crucified the flesh in His physical body; the people of the earth must do the same in the unseen/spiritual area.

The mystery of Christ is His body.  His body is made up of many members and they are one, joined in Christ – the family of God.  God has only ONE BEGOTTEN SON. He is Christ.  CHRIST IS THE FAMILY OF GOD.

Jesus has come by His Spirit to indwell the human form in order to heal His body, to resurrect it and inseparably join it in Christ.  When the man of the dust has joined the recreated spirit, he will be seen — THE NEW FORM of man who walks.   The last enemy is overcome; all things are under Christ’s feet!

“He said to me: ‘It is done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.  To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.  He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.’  (Revelation 21:6, 7)

 

 

A PORTION OF MANNA [Barbara J. Strauser] Year 1993 ~ BOOK        1

 

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