CALL FORTH THAT WHICH IS NOT…
BY: LINDA KEITH
APRIL 21, 2006
TITLE and SUBTITLES
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ONE WITH GOD?
TO BE ONE WITH FATHER
LET GOD BE TRUE AND ALL MEN A LIAR
SEEING AS FATHER SEES
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ONE WITH GOD?
Rom. 4:14-17, “For if they which are of the law be heirs, FAITH IS MADE VOID, and the promise made of NONE EFFECT: Because the law worketh wrath; for where no law is, there is no transgression. There fore it is of FAITH, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be SURE TO ALL THE SEED; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the FAITH of Abraham; who is the father of us all, (As it is written, I have made thee a father of may nations,) EVEN GOD, who quickeneth the dead, AND CALLETH THOSE THINGS WHICH BE NOT, AS THOUGH THEY WERE.. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was SPOKEN, So shall thy seed be. And being NOT weak in faith, he considered not, his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet, the deadness of Sarah’s womb: He staggered NOW AT THE PROMISE OF GOD through unbelief; but was STRONG IN FAITH, giving glory to God; and being FULLY PERSUADED, THAT WHAT HE HAD PROMISED, HE WAS ABLE ALSO TO PERFORM. And therefore it was IMPUTED to him for RIGHTEOUSNESS. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; BUT FOR US ALSO, to whom I shall be imputed, IF WE BELIEVE on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead….”
“According to that which was spoken…”
This is all about what Father has spoken to us. His Truths.
First, we must ask ourselves, can Father lie? We must each be honest with ourselves, regarding this question. So many times, it SEEMS like He has lied to us. But, as we ponder and listen to Him explain things to us, we find that it was US that were seeing and hearing differently from what He said. We had thoughts like; “well my pastor is such a great translator, and he knows everything that I ask him, so I will just have to depend on what HE tells me.”
Our focus was in the wrong place. Father cannot lie, and it’s time to be brutally honest about this. Of course, this will all be said with Love.
We are in the day that we were promised, “The Holy Spirit will teach you ALL things, secrets that have been hidden since the foundation of the world”.
So, this tells me that EVERYTHING IS NOT IN THE BIBLE. I know that this might upset some of you, but it is the truth. IF everything was in the bible, then these secrets would not be hidden. They would be right there for us to read. And we HAVE found SO MUCH TRUTH ABOUT OURSELVES, in between the lines of the bible. It is time that we AWAKENED to some real truths.
Our bibles have been translated (and still being done so) so many times and by so many different MEN that all we have is MAN’S interpretation of what Father said and what He didn’t say.
Actually folks, do you know what the bible is for? It’s to cause us to go to Father, the Spirit, to get understanding. It’s all dead letter UNTIL we receive understanding from Him. AND usually the understanding that HE gives us, no one will believe anyway, because they say that we are doing exactly what has been being done since the first letter of the church, interpreting of ourselves.
So most think that they will just choose to believe what they will. But, the real truth is, they have no choice in the matter, it is already predestined who will believe. And what truth they will believe. (God knew what each of us would do) Every man has a rank and order to his journey, and NO MAN SHALL BREAK HIS RANK. Many THINK they can break their rank, but, in the space of Father’s Plan, they will see that they really CAN’T. It happens just as He planned.
THIS STUDY WILL BE A LONG ONE!!!! MANY PARTS!!!
This is for, mainly, those who know that they are one with Father. There will be much for others too, but, Father is calling to those that are to be a part of the First-fruits.
He is saying, “THIS IS THE DAY, COME FORTH IN EVERY REVELATION THAT IS BEING OPENED TO YOU”.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ONE WITH GOD?
I’m sure everyone has their own ideas on this question, but I want to share what and how Father explained it to me. He may explain it differently to each of you, because He made each of us HIS EXPRESSION, and we are individualized, and we receive as it pleases Him, to be expressed through us. So, I am just saying what He has shown me. This does not mean that what another may understand is wrong, it’s just the way Father has shared with each of us, the meaning of BEING ONE WITH HIM.
Just as the church has taught, the Body of Christ is made of many members. So, is the Body of the Father. Most see the Body of Christ as the Spiritual Body of Jesus, the flesh man who walked the earth 2000 years ago, living in us.
Most REFUSE to turn loose of Jesus (the man who walked the earth) because they don’t really realize that JESUS WAS GOD IN A FLESH BODY. He (GOD) laid aside ALL of His Deity and became 100% as a flesh man. Had He NOT done this, He could not have been tempted in every way that man is tempted, because God CANNOT BE TEMPTED. I love the way the Living Bible tells this: Phil. 2:5-8, “Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ, who, THOUGH HE WAS GOD, did not demand AND CLING TO HIS RIGHTS AS GOD, BUT Laid ASIDE HIS MIGHTY POWER AND GLORY, taking the disguise of a slave and BECAME LIKE MAN, And he humbled himself even further, going so far as actually to die a criminal’s death on the cross.”
Now, let’s look at this closely. NUMBER ONE: God CANNOT DIE. NUMBER TWO: NO MAN has ever had the power or the glory that God has. NUMBER THREE: We are told that Jesus was tempted in every way that man is tempted. So, this means that Jesus had laid aside all memory of being God, because if He KNEW that He was GOD AND MAN, (which there is no such thing), but IF He had memory of being God, this would mean that He did not lay it all aside. NUMBER THREE: God could not do the things that man does. He is not carnal and His thinking is not as carnal man’s thinking is. NUMBER FOUR: We are told that flesh and blood cannot enter heaven. We know that Heaven is a state of being, just as hell is, and it’s dependence on where we find ourselves, is where our MIND IS. We either think from the carnal mind or the Mind of Christ. God could NEVER think with the carnal mind. And NUMBER FIVE: WE are told to KNOW JESUS NO MORE AFTER THE FLESH.
You see, since coming to this earthen realm, we have become so determined that we will not believe ANYTHING that we don’t SEE. Father Knew where we had come to, in our thinking; in the flesh; and He knew that we would NEED TO SEE SOMEONE DIE THAT WAS AS PURE AND HOLY AS JESUS, for us to come to believe and come to salvation, or the awakening to what is real. So, He (God) became flesh (1 TIM 3:16)
LASTLY: We are told: 2Cor. 5:16, “Wherefore HENCEFORTH know we no man after the flesh; Yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, YET NOW HENCEFORTH KNOW WE HIM NO MORE.”
The word “Christ”, used here in this scripture, is referring to the man Jesus. Because NO MAN can know CHRIST, the anointing, the Life of God. The natural cannot receive the things of the Spirit. But, we are not to know Jesus, the flesh man anymore.
True, as a babe, we must know Him, simply because He could be seen. And we believed what we could see. But, once we grow, we are not to know Him as He was. Yes, as a babe, He was our Saviour. We had to confess this. But, as we grow, Father showed us more “grown up” understanding of Who this Saviour was.
1Tim 4:10, “For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living GOD, who is the Savior of all men, specially of those that believe.”
1Tim, 1:1, “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of GOD our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope.“
Titus 1:3, “But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of GOD our Savior.”
Jude 25, “To the ONLY wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever, amen.”
Even His name, Jesus, tells us that He was “God with us”. In Isaiah, before Jesus was even born, we were given His names: Wonderful; Counselor; THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER; the Prince of Peace. And YES, we did have to know Him as the flesh man who walked the earth. But, as a baby grows, so does his knowledge. We are to know Him AS HE IS, FATHER GOD.
So, this was our first awakening to knowing God, as the man Jesus, But, we were moved into more awakening. At least some of us. Many refuse to go further. But, more on that later.
I look at the Body of Father as being made up of His “Atoms” or “Cells.” WE each one are an atom or cell that makes up the Body of Father, on earth.
Our next awakening was learning that we ARE a Son of God. Many are still waiting until they get to heaven, to be a Son of God. But, some have learned that this truth has already happened.
Gal 4:6, “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.”
Rom 8:14, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they ARE the sons of God.”
1John 3:1, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed UPON US, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.”
1John 3:2, “Beloved, NOW are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we that, when HE shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him AS HE IS.”
There are other scriptures; but, can you see a progression here? Many, today, act as though you have blasphemed, when you tell them that we ARE Sons of God. It would seem that it would be as a privilege, but, this shows us how the carnal minds fight against the Mind of Christ. And remember this. “AS A MAN THINKETH IN HIS HEART, SO IS HE.”
As long as we believe that we have to wait until we get to heaven, then this flesh body will decay and we will enter the invisible realm, where we will go right on learning UNTIL we reach our place in HIS plan.
Now, we know that Jesus was to be a Pattern to us. (1Tim 1:16) I remember back when I first accepted Jesus as my Savior, Bill Britton had written a book, The Pattern Son. It awakened new things in me.
Now, many think this is where it stops, being Sons; but remember one thing, there were 3 rooms in the Tabernacle of Moses. And each of those rooms represented a walk for us. Many have gone into the Holy of Holies, but they have only gone PART OF THE WAY.
Many have entered into Salvation, Pentecost but refuse to go any further. Much of the “kingdom” people have done the same. They entered into Life in the Holy of Holies, but refuse to go any further. I really don’t like putting names on groups, but, I know people understand things by the names we’ve put on different groups.
Let’s look at Father and the steps HE took. ONE; God Was.(Gen 1:1), TWO: God manifested in the flesh. (1Tim 3:16). Now the THIRD step:
John 17: 5, “And now, O Father, glorify THOU me, WITH THINE OWN SELF with the glory which I had with thee BEFORE THE WORLD WAS.“
Now here, God had lain the Pattern of Sonship, OF BEING HIS SON. And now He was taking His THIRD step, in His Plan, RETURNING TO FATHERHOOD.
Now, most of us know that God manifested in the flesh. (1Tim 3:16) He manifested as the baby, Jesus, and He lived as a man. When the space in Father’s Plan arrived, He began teaching. Even back in those days, He gave us little clues; but as it was back then, it is the same today, much of it was missed.
But, He began laying a Pattern for us to walk into. He laid the Pattern of Sonship. He taught everything about being a Son of God. He gave and taught us faith; although it was already in us, but was laying dormant. He died, that the TRUTH about Who we really are could be awakened in us. Many of us have been blessed with the awakening. Many refuse it. But, in their own rank and order, they will come to understanding, either here in the earthen realm or in the invisible realm.
But, Sonship has arrived in our understanding. And as great as it is, this is only the second step in His Plan. His first step, remember, was BEING GOD. Just as many refuse to leave Pentecost, many will refuse to step into the third step, which is Fatherhood. But, Father will have His will done. It is out of this third step, that the First-fruits of God will come forth from.
I went through all this to explain what Father has shown me about being one with Father.
TO BE ONE WITH FATHER
To be One with Father means:
1) Thinking like Father.
2) Seeing as He sees.
So many think, “Oh how can I think like Him? Well, think about it!
1Cor. 15:46-50, “Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”
Since manifesting on the earth, we have known nothing, but the earthy. So our learning (remembering) begins with the earthy.
Rom. 10:12-17, “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
This doesn’t mean that we are to believe everything that is preached to us; but the learning does begin with the earthy mind.
But, we must remember we are Spirit. The exact Spirit that Father is. And IF we are sensitive to that Spirit, when something that is preached to us, doesn’t set right with that Spirit, we will feel (discern) something within, nudging and stirring within us. Then we must take what was preached before Father.
VS 16-17, “But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then, faith cometh by hearing and hearing the word of God.“
This doesn’t say by hearing the Bible. It says “by hearing the word of God.” This is HEARING HIM. Once we take something to Him and we HEAR Him, we can’t get enough of Father!! Within is a “yearning” for Him to come forth.
This is where the rubber meets the road. Either our dependence is entirety in Him, or, we come up with excuses of why we don’t spend the time LISTENING to Him, instead of MAN. The biggest excuse I hear is, “if it’s Father’s will, I will…” or “I have to wait on the Lord”. Sorry to say this, but 9 out of 10 people saying these two things, never move on to truly KNOW their Oneness with Father. This breaks my heart.
Let me ask something. Who is the Holy Spirit? Father is. This is one of His functions. Now, IF Father is the Holy Spirit, and YOU are ONE with Father, what does that make you? I know, this will freak out a lot of people. But, IF you are One with Him, you are what He is. Don’t let the religious mind jump up, within you. Take this before Father.
We are talking about talking about “THINKING LIKE FATHER.” Do you know what He will say, when that question is taken before Him? He will say, “Am I all in all, or not?” Then we have to ask ourselves, “well, is He?” Folks, we can’t keep Him and US in the box that we’ve had Him and ourselves in. We must allow His Mind to come forth.
I like a quote I heard. I don’t remember who spoke it, but it says:
QUOTE: God’s Reality cannot threaten anything except illusional thinking, since His Reality can only uphold truth. The very fact that the Will of God, which is WHAT WE ARE, is perceived as fearful, demonstrates that you are afraid of what you are. It is not the Will of God which you are afraid of, but your own will and what YOU make your own reality.” UNQUOTE
When you think about it, there is so much truth in those words. Think about it. The Word tells us, “fear is not of (out from within) God”. Yet, what has our thinking been?
1) I don’t want to be sick.
2) I don’t want to die.
3) I don’t want to be ignorant.
4) I don’t want to be poor.
5) I don’t want my family to die unsaved.
Father’s thinking tells us:
1) By my stripes, you ARE healed. (How can a Spirit be sick?)
2) Jesus tasted death so that you don’t have to.
3) You HAVE the Mind of Christ.
4) I have come to give you life and life more abundantly.
5) The Lamb was slain before the foundation of the world. (What did each of us “fall” into? The Atonement.)
We THINK FEAR and we SPEAK FEAR. We have forgotten that we are told, “as He is, so are you in this world”. Then, we hear MAN tell us, “well, sister, brother, that doesn’t mean that right now, that you are”. But, I think that the word “are” means present tense. So, what do we think? Like Father or as man tells us?
When we really ponder it, the 5 senses tell us the very opposite of what Father says His Reality is. We’ve been thinking with illusional thinking. The thinking of the natural realm. We got caught up in this illusional thinking because everything that the natural senses tells us, simply bears witness to the illusions of our beliefs.
But, listening to Father helps us to start remembering from whence we came. It helps to reverse our thinking. This is the Mind of Christ thinking… the renewing of our mind. This renewing of the mind brings forth the transforming of Who we really are.
You see, the world, people, and things that we see with the natural eyes or focus, reflects our thinking. If we think with the natural mind, the picture that we perceive is as opposite from Father’s truths, as the east is from the west. What we perceive does not change the true fact of what those things really are.
Everything starts with a thought. As for us, we are in Father’s Image, we have the same creative power as Him. So, we bring into being, the thoughts that we are thinking. Be it from the Mind of Christ or the natural mind. Thus, we create what we think, and we see it the way we’re thinking about it. Either with God’s thinking or the natural thinking.
OK, remember, “first the natural, then the spiritual.”
In the natural: When we were in school and we were told that we were going to be given a test, what did we do? We would quiz ourselves and try to answer the questions that would be on the test. Right? Now, when we would answer a question, we would check to see if we were correct. When we found out that we had the incorrect answer, we would seek the correct answer. Then we would repeat the correct answer, over and over and over. We memorized that correct answer and we would keep THINKING the correct answer. Then, when we actually took the test, we REMEMBERED.
In the Spiritual: Remember, it starts with the natural thinking. Then we take it before Father to hear Him tell us the correct thinking.
Then, we repeat over and over, within ourselves, what He tells us. We keep THINKING on it. IT Then BECOMES A PART OF US, OUR MIND. The mind is being renewed and that renewing TRANSFORMS us. See what I mean?
I know that we’ve been taught that our natural mind has nothing to do with it, but that’s not true. It BEGINS with the natural. Father is not going to just zap a renewed mind into us.
Folks, HIS WORK IS FINISHED, and now WE have a part to play. We have to walk into it. We have to exercise the Mind of Christ into manifestation. FATHER GAVE US ALL THAT IS NEEDED, FOR US TO DO IT.
John 1:18, ” …of HIS FULLNESS have we all received.“
We ALREADY HAVE all of Him, all that is needed. Why would He redo what He has already done? We just must do our part and BELIEVE, have FAITH in what He has told us. You know how we hear on the news, everyday, that Americans have grown fat and lazy?
Remember, what happens in the natural is also happening in the Spirit. We want someone to do our cleaning; do our figuring out this and that FOR US. Well, the day is here where only WE can do it for ourselves.
The old excuse, “we are waiting on God…”, has outgrown itself. NOW IT IS FATHER WAITING ON US TO DO WHAT WE ARE TO DO. And that is, to walk into His fullness so that all that is seen is HIM!
A friend use to tell me, “Linda, the only thing that we are going to asked by Father, is “what did you do with the anointing that I gave you, to walk into and become?” That’s a mighty thing to think on.
How do we exercise Father’s thinking? By knowing His Truths and every time the natural mind and eyes tell us something, see what His Word says about that thing, and regardless of how strange it might be to others, THINK HIS WAY about that thing. It will become a part of us. We will begin to automatically THINK HIS WAY, each time that subject comes up. As it becomes a part of us, we begin to SEE IT AS FATHER SEES IT.
Call this exercise into being. Call forth that which is not…
We need to lose the natural and religious way of thinking and bring forth HIS thinking.
We’ve been looking at the subject of, “thinking as God thinks”. So, let’s continue with it. This is a very important thing we MUST KNOW.
The purpose of right thinking is to recognize the true nature of our Being in God, to recognize the unity of Spirit, Soul, and Body, and to declare the perfection of God on earth, as it is in Heaven. Man becomes aware of the good that is always at hand, through right thinking. A pattern of thought produces a like pattern in a man’s life.
“As a man thinketh, so is he.”
I want to look at the two words that we need to understand.
1) KNOWLEDGE: Webster’s definition is; the fact or state of knowing (2) understanding acquired through experience (3) the total or range of what has been perceived or learned. (4) erudition, learning, education, instruction, scholarship. God’s definition; TRUTH, under one law, the law of love or actually, the law of God. Truth is unchangeabe, unalterable and ETERNAL. Knowledge can be unrecognized, but, it cannot be changed. Knowledge is has no opposite, no beginning and no end. Knowledge cannot be learned. I know this may surprise some, but, we don’t LEARN God’s knowledge, we have it within us. He wrote all of His knowledge on our heart. (mind). Now, in the natural definition that Webster gives, “understanding acquired through experience”, is true. We cannot KNOW a thing, really know it, until we experience that thing. Knowledge has no time to it. Every level of knowledge remains what it is. We may remember MORE, but, even as we remember, that knowledge that we knew, the truth, is still the same knowledge that others will walk through. It doesn’t change. We just gain MORE of it. Knowledge comes through THINKING.
2) Perception: Webster’s definition is: The act, process, or result of perceiving; the ability of perceiving; insight, understanding.
Perception is made by the belief in opposites and separate wills. Perception is in confidence with God. What perception sees and hears appears to be real, because perception only permits into awareness only what conforms to the wishes of whoever is doing the perceiving. Perception is what has led to the illusional thinking that we have been doing, up till now. It, perception, can be looked at as, being caught up in a dream, and everything that our senses witnesses to the reality of that dream. We make it appear true by our own interpretations of what we see. Most of what we perceive justify all the things in us, that aren’t really in us. Anger, hate, destruction, envy, laziness etc.
Perception is a function of the flesh. It places a limit on us. You see, when we see sickness, it is real in our perception. Yet, Father’s thoughts tell us, “By my stripes you are healed”. “God created man in His Image”. What is God? God is a Spirit Being. Sickness CANNOT attack itself to a Spirit, sickness must have a body to attach to. BUT, our perception tells us that we are sick. That’s because our perception is not TRUE KNOWLEDGE, it is illusional thinking. Now, sickness is real, AS LONG as we cling to our perception INSTEAD of God’s KNOWLEDGE. You see, the body is neutral. The Spirit being male, the soul being female. So since the body is neutral, it demonstrates within itself, which ever is stronger, spirit or soul. The body responds to what our thoughts are. “Be transformed by the renewing of the mind”.
Dear ones, you’d be surprise at how our perception of someone, MAKES that one to be what we perceive them to be. An example that some will not catch, but is truth just the same is: Do you know that there is not ONE CARNAL PERSON, NOT ONE. Do you know that there is not such a thing as a CARNAL MIND. There is not ONE EVIL PERSON, not ONE SICK PERSON? Did you know these things?
You say, “well what about what the bible says about the carnal mind?” “What about Sadam Hussain?, Hitler and people like them?” Oh, in OUR PERCEPTION all these are real. But, what does Father say?
1Cor. 2:16, “…BUT, we HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.”
John 1:16, “And OF HIS FULLNESS have all WE RECEIVED.”
We don’t have two minds. It is the perception that we have two minds. Ask yourself, “does the fullness of God” include a carnal mind? I don’t think so. You see, we heard that we have a carnal mind, and we perceived what we were told. There is ONLY ONE WAY OF SEEING, and that way is as Father sees. We need to call forth TRUTH OF GOD! We need to turn loose of our perception. We need to see ONLY as He sees.
“Well, what about Sudam Hussain, Hitler and the likes?
2Cor. 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away; behold ALL things ARE become new.”
Now some will say, “Sudam Hussain isn’t in Christ.” Or Hitler or the likes. Well, that’s our perception talking. Doesn’t Father say that HE IS ALL IN ALL? Who’s right, Father or our perception? And if you read my study on “Life on Both Sides of the River”, you learned that Sadam Hussain, Hitler and all the likes, are “BEING PROCLAIMED TO AT THIS MOMENT!! He saw death. The River Jordon represents death. But, their is a Lamb Company standing with one foot on the river and one foot on the earth, PROCLAIMING!! That means, IF we, here on earth are learning KNOWLEDGE OF FATHER’S TRUTH, those on the other side are too. And regardless of how much learning of His knowledge it will take for Hussain, Hitler and the others to lose the PERCEPTIONS that they had, Father STILL SEES THEM AS HE BEGOT THEM. Our perceptions DOES NOT change how Father sees. We need to call forth His knowledge and His way of seeing, in ourselves. Gal. 6:15 – 1 Tim 4:4, “For EVERY creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving.”
Here again, we see how our perception of things lead us into false light. “EVERY CREATURE of God is good…”. Now, let me ask you something. When you see a homosexual, or a drug addict, or a drunk, do you see them as good? I know that there was a time when I didn’t. I saw them as my PERCEPTION of them showed me. But, are they not a creature of God. Did someone else beget them? How does Father see them? EXACTLY AS HE BROUGHT THEM FORTH, OUT FROM WITHIN HIMSELF!! HE HAS NO PERCEPTION, HE HAS AND IS, ONLY KNOWLEDGE! Are we any better than them? No, just better off, because we have SOME knowledge about who they are, as well as Who we are. That’s all. They are the family of God. They WILL gain knowledge at the right time. James 1:18, “Of his own will begat he us, with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.”
We SHOULD BE a kind of firstfruits. But, what does our perception tell us? “Oh, but you still do this and you still do that; and my preacher said…”. Folks that is not knowledge of God that is untrue perception.
Rev.5:13, “And every creature which is in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.”
Listen, where was John when he wrote the Book of Revelation? On the Isle of Patmos. But, where was he really? IN THE SPIRIT. For ANYONE to who heard or hears John’s words, THEY HAVE T BE HEARING BY THE SPIRIT! Where are all of these who John is speaking to? In heaven (that state of being of being in Father), on the earth, under the earth, in the sea, and all that are in them. Now, I know that that is a deeper spiritual meaning to these words, but there is also a natural meaning. We need to call forth the TRUE HEARING OF GOD!! We need to call forth SEEING AS GOD SEES. And we need to EXERCISE these things. We are Spirit. The SAME Spirit that Father is, perception makes us think the opposite. Remember, there are no opposites in God. Light and darkness are the SAME to Him. We need to lose our perception of darkness, we need to see them the eyes of the One that we are One with.
To be the light of Christ is only possible, coupled with true intimacy with Him. We can only represent our Lord to others by accepting His full presentation within us. His knowledge, not our perception. It would make little sense to try to show others who Christ is when we do not know ourselves. Intimacy with the Lord cannot be taught, it can only be experienced and cultivated through relationship with Him. We cannot put our spouses first, our children first, or anyone else. You know, Father showed me a truth the other night, regarding my son. Lloyd really isn’t MY son. The ONLY WAY Lloyd can be my son, is for me to totally ONE WITH FATHER. For we ALL belong to Him. Each and every person that has ever been, or will ever be. Father just used my womb for, Lloyd, Father’s Expression, to become visible on this earth. How awesome is Father?
We were spoken into being before we were fashioned out of clay! I don’t mean the clay of this earth. We witnessed creation in all of its splendor, as Father created it! Father is once again sending out the call for those spoken at the dawn of time to come into their rightful place! HIM!! Him as us and us as Him. It’s a glorious truth that can only come into manifestation, as we lose our perception and BELIEVE His Truths. We must practice it as He speaks it to us. Remember how we did it in school? Well, we’re getting ready to graduate. Hallelujah!!
Man rests in the Mind of God as the Christ or Father’s Life. Man is the individualized expression of God, and is forever one with Perfect Life, Perfect Love, Perfect Intelligence, and Perfect Substance. Man is the image and likeness of God and his true individuality is Father. Therefore, whatever God is, man is, because he is one with his Father, Whatever is true of man, was true at the beginning of Creation. Man’s thought of himself changes as he expands in consciousness; and from change of thought comes change in his outer experiences.
“LET GOD BE TRUE AND ALL MEN A LIAR”
We’ve been looking at “THINKING AS FATHER THINKS”. This will probably be the last part, on this “thinking” and we will move on to “SEEING AS FATHER SEES”; if this is how Father leads. So, I want us to look at the thoughts of Father. As I said before, we cannot think as Him, if we don’t know that we are ONE with Him.
Genesis tells us that “we are created in His Image”, which tells me that it was Father’s intent for us to SHOW FORTH, HIM. He is to function out of the flesh that the world has come to believe is “us”. But, as WE KNOW, we are not these bodies, we are what dwells in these bodies. We are Spirit Beings living in a flesh body. This is how Father is seen; this life that we’ve called “OURS” is actually HIS LIFE. We are expressions of Him and each of us are a different expression, but, we and He are ONE.
As we read in Genesis how Father created all things, with spoken words, that began as thoughts in Him. First, the thoughts, then the speaking of those thoughts, calling forth that which was not, into being. Since we are His Image, we are to do the same thing. Now, this calling forth that I am speaking of, is the changing or renewing of our minds. NO WHWERE, in the bible are we told that we are going to be given, by Father, a new mind. It tells US to renew the one we have. I want us to look at a few things that we are told:
1) Renew your mind…Eph. 4:22-24, Roman 12:1-2, Col 3:10-12
Does this read, “I will renew your mind?” or Does it say “I will give you a new mind?” No it doesn’t. It says, “renew your mind” or in other words, “YOU renew YOUR mind.” Also, does it read, “I, God will put off of you concerning the old man”? Or does it read, “I, God, will renew your mind?” And does it read, “I, God, will put on the new man for you?” Actuallly, the answer to all three questions is, NO!! In fact, we are told for US to do all these things.
2) Purify yourself…James 4:8, 1Peter 1:22, 1John 3:3
Does this read, “I, God, will cleanse your hands?” And does ti read, “I, God will purify your heart?” And does it read, “Seeing I have and will prify you souls…?” And does it read, “I will purify you?” The answer to all three questions, is NO! In each of these verses, WE are told to do these things.
3) Work out your own salvation… Phil 2:12
Does this read, “I, God, will work out your own salvation?” No, this isn’t how it reads. It tells US to work out our won salvation.
4) Call forth that which is not…Rom 4:17
God called forth all which was not. Are WE ONE WITH HIM? Yes, we are. I want to tell you, something. When you pass these words on to people, and they say, “WHO do you think you are, that makes you think you call do all of the above things?” Just tell them what Father says. “As He is, in this world, so am I”. Also, explain to them that The VERY SPIRIT of God told you AND THEM, that WE HAVE ALL THAT HEIS. Not that we will get all that He has, but we RECEIVED HIS FULLNESS. (John 1:16) “Of his fullness, have we ALL receivED”
So, ask yourself one question: Do I believe what God says, or do I listen to these RELIGOUS people, who are STILL WAITING for God to do these things. Folks, people, religous people do not want to believe that we can do these things. They feel that we are believing things and taking glory away from Father, but, how can you take something away from YOURSELF? We aren’t taking any glory from Father. We ARE His glory. We are Who and What He is. HE SAID THIS, I didn’t. He said we are in His Image. The reason we haven’t been manifesting Him, is because of one thing, UNBELIEF!!! We have been making a liar out of Him.
“He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” (1 John 2:2)
There are those who tell us that we sin daily. And yet what does HE SAY? Who are we going to believe? Him or these oh so all knowing men/women?
“LET GOD BE TRUE AND ALL MEN A LIAR”.
Honestly, do you care what others think of you? Is giving up all that He has placed in us, by living in us, worth what people think? Is working our your salvation, worth what People think WE can do? The ONLY THING that we should be concerned with, is having Him manifested FULLY through us. Caring not one iota, what folks think of us.
Father is showing us all that is not of His character. It hits us right in the face, and then we are to take dominion of that thing. How? With our thoughts, that are actually HIS THOUGHTS. We will never SEE as He sees, until we think HIS THOUGHTS. And if we WAIT for Him to do the changing, we will not be changed in this lifetime. Because He brought us forth as He is.
It is up to thinking HIS THOUGHTS that simply removes the illusional thinking that we have been doing and produces those thoughts. Thinking those thoughts of His, and calling into being what we have THOUGHT was not. Folks, we have not changed from what He brought us forth as, it is the THINKING that changed. But, that thinking doesn’t change Who and What we really are. ONE WITH HIM!
How did God create the heavens and the earth? He simply spoke it into existence. Not just the heaven and the earth that we see with our eyes, but OUR HEAVEN and OUR EARTH. When he saw, what we call DARKNESS or evil, He didn’t fool with it; He didn’t resist it, He simply said, “Let there be light”. And light shown out of the “darkness”. You see, to Him, “Light and darkness are the same”. We see Him in the light, but who do we see in the darkness? Oh, the devil of course. But do you know who the devil was? THOUGHTS, “fowls that fly through the heavens”… OUR HEAVENS.
When we read all that He did, this is what WE are to do. It’s HIS WILL for Himself to be seen through us, and to live His life, through us. We are not separated Beings. We are Who and What He is, and we are OF HIS VERY BEING. We are that same Holy Spirit that He is. His Substance is what we were forth as, and we can’t be something different, because HE CAN NEVER CHANGE.
We must recognize that everything we can see today came out of the invisible world of spirit, and it is the same as it was, it’s just that the illusional thinking has caused us to see it differently than that it is. And everything that we need is already there and available in the spirit world. Where does He say we are seated? In the Spirit realm. This Spirit realm is THOUGHTS. HIS THOUGHTS. Because where He is, so are we. We live, move and have our being IN HIM. People get really upset when I say, we are not human beings, even though we know that IN GOD we live and move and have our being. Can flesh and blood enter Father? No, it can’t. It is our Spirit Being that enters Him. Do I care what others think? Absolutely NOT!! The only thing that is on my mind is being transformed BACK into the REALITY of my Father, not the reality that men claim or illusional thinking would have me to believe.
We ARE the Lamb’s Book of Life and we are read daily. And within us, what do they read? Either belief in what Father says, or what we’ve been taught all of our lives, by religion. You see, religion thinks that we are robbing Father, by telling EXACTLY what and Who we are. But, what Father tells us is that we are RESTORING the SEEING OF HIM HERE ON EARTH, as it was intended.
What I am saying is that every one of us has the ability to do everything that Jesus did. But, UNTIL we believe it, it won’t work. Belief is everything. I don’t mean just SAYING “I BELIEVE”. Because we are, and do, and manifest what we really believe. It’s like when I was talking before, about being in school. WE must practice, believing. It may sound crazy, but, remember we DO HAVE HIS FULLNESS. The reason we haven’t been manifesting our true Self, is because we haven’t believed it. But, the time will come and HAS come for some of us that we practiced believing and now it is manifesting. You may say, are you talking about mind over matter? YES I AM! The Mind of Christ that we HAVE over the matter of stuff we have been taught.
Do you know that there is no carnal mind? It’s illusional thinking that makes us believe that there is. Are we not told, “YOU HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST”? And are we not told, “As a man THINKETH (believes) so is he”” Aren’t we told, “Life and death is in the power of our tongue”? Well, do you believe it? You cannot look at who you have thought you are, a mere mortal, and be HIM. Because you are what you believe you are. IF you believe that you are just a human, that’s what you will be. What is associated with humans? DEATH. What is associated with Spirit Beings? LIFE ETERNALLY.
Folks, this is easy to understand; we have made it hard, because we have believed what the illusional thinking. And the sooner we get it through us, that we are not going to receive a new mind, the sooner we will get busy CHANGING our thinking, to His truths.
We are even told HOW to renew our minds. THAT THOUGHTS CAPTIVE.
Let me ask a couple of questions.
1) When you are out driving, and you see a prostitute walking on the street, what comes to your mind? “Oh she’s needs Father”. Or, “Oh how terrible.” So what do we do? Take that thought captive and replace it with a THOUGHT OF FATHER. “She is as much Father as I am, she just doesn’t know it yet”.
2) What thought comes to mind when you think of men who rape; kill; mame; Hitler; Sadam Husane? How evil they are? Well, take that thought captive and replace it with Father’s THOUGHT; They are as much Father as I am, they just don’t know it yet, but the time will come when they will know it”. Father sees these people as He brought them forth OUT OF HIM. Hard to believe, isn’t it? But this how we must see them too. The earth’s judicial system will make them pay their penalty, but, WE must see them as Father sees them. Because He has brought forth in us, the KNOWING of Who and What all are, places a very important responsibility ON US!!
You may say, “Linda, you’re crazy.” But, as you begin taking thoughts captive, and replacing those thoughts with Father’s thoughts, you will see how OPPOSITE the thoughts of Father are, from what we’ve grown use to thinking. Do you see sickness in your body? It’s because we believe what doctors tell us, INSTEAD of what Father tells us. Don’t call me crazy on this, go talk to Father. He tells us, “You are healed, you WERE healed”. These are HIS WORDS. I do know that REALLY believing His words, does produce a manifestation. I won’t go into it, but I have and am experiencing it. And so are others. Belief, taking it, eating it, letting it digest in you, and the OUTCOME is what you are believing.
Every thought that we have, produces what that thought is. People are thinking AND SAYING “all these things are coming upon us”. You know what, they will. Belief does not operate, in TIME. We have to hold the sight of our thoughts NOW. Spirit has no time. ONLY BELIEF.
I have been talking to several people that are experiencing some things that they can’t believe are coming out of them. What it is, is that we are being shown what is not of Father’s character, for US to take dominion of those things and replace them with what HIS THOUGHTS say. It must be practiced. It must be thinking as He THINKS.
Some time ago, I judged someone and actually condemned. I thought, “WOW, where did that come from”? I didn’t think that I had condemnation working in me. It was a shock to say the least. But, I DID NOT allow guilt to enter this situation. I just went about changing my thinking. I had to praise Father for allowing it show itself, in order to change my mind. Guilt has no place in the character of Father, any more than condemnation. When these things happen, this is our opportunity to bring forth the Mind of Christ.
“For the God of TRUTH has not given us the spirit of F-E-A-R but of power and of Love that will restore our true spiritual senses, giving us a sound mind.”
Only the Mind of Christ can be a SOUND MIND. So that tells us that the mind we have been thinking with, has to be changed. It takes, taking captive thoughts, changing them to Father’s thoughts, and then the manifestation appears. It becomes a habit of thinking as He thinks. We become addicted, like the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia to minister TRUTH. (1Cor. 16:15)
Our thinking is up to us. Our reaction shows forth our thinking. We have received all that we are going to receive from Father. We are NOW as He is. If we go by what our eyes tell us; or what illusional thinking will tell us, we’ll never believe all that we are. We need to call forth the thoughts of Father, the way His thinking is. Remember what I said about being in school and having to prepare for a test? As we studied, and told ourselves the answers to the question, the correct answers became a part of us. And guess what. It is still with us. It’s the same with Father’s thinking to become a part of us. It’s the mind.
“Be transformed, by the renewing of your mind”. He even has given us instruction as to change our mind. And it’s for sure that He didn’t say, “I will change your mind; or give you a new mind”. He also told us that what we THINK, we create with the spoken thoughts that we speak. Life or death.
“Casting down imaginations and every high thought that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”
This is what we must do, in order to think Father’s thoughts. If His word tells us that something is green, and our eyes tell us it is red; what are we to believe? What He tells us or what our eyes tell us? Of course, we will be looked upon as a peculiar person, but this He also told us.
In the next part we will begin the thinking of “seeing as Father sees.”
SEEING AS FATHER SEES
We’ve been looking at, thinking like Father. One thing we must realize is that we cannot SEE as Father sees, without first changing our thoughts. We must take captive the thoughts of the flesh, and replace them with the thoughts of Father. I don’t mean just scriptures. We must truly think as He thinks. We will mix this with the Seeing, in this part of this study.
I hear Father’s Voice, within me, saying, “NOT seeing as I AM is seeing, projects the picture that the illusional thinking of the flesh, makes you THINK that what you are seeing in the flesh realm, is reality.”
We are going to do some childlike comparing in this part of our quest to awaken to REAL REALITY. So, bear with me. We are also, going to look at some scripture that gives us all kinds of clues of what Jesus was telling us, in written form, but full of Spiritual SEEING.
Before, we start with that, I want to say a little about God, and the Lord God. We have taken it for granted that this was the One and only God Who brought us forth, out from within Himself.
The word “God” in Genesis, was the One and Only God in existence. He still is. But, He was the One where all love, power, compassion, wisdom, knowledge and everything was and is in.
Now, to try to explain my understanding in a brief telling, we need to understand that the word “God”, in Genesis 1, in the Hebrew language, is Eloheim. Eloheim means; El=God; heim=plural God.
When we were brought forth out of Him, we were all that He was. We were His express image. Same mind, same emotions, same everything. But, we did not have the EXPERIENCE that He had. Which I am not going into now.
Now, in Genesis 2, this is where the misunderstanding of many come into play. This “Lord God”, in chapter 2, IS NOT the God that brought us forth, out of Himself. Maybe I should say, the Lord God of chapter 2 is the IMAGE of the God of chapter 1. In the God of chapter one, there was no evil, no vile, no hatred, NOTHING of those things. In fact, those emotions were not even in being, YET.
“The Lord God” of Genesis 2, are and were US. We were in God until He brought us forth. We watched, as He created the world and all in it. Then we were brought forth, and WE formed our own flesh bodies. We were, then and still are, Spirit Beings, in His Image, only after they/we formed the flesh body, we entered those bodies. And we fell so in love with the flesh “living” that we actually came to the place where we FORGOT the real us, the Spirit us, that came forth out of God and came to believe in this false identity that we’ve lived ever since. UNTIL NOW.
Now, some of us are REMEMBERING Who and What we were and still are. The “forgetting” did not change Who we are and were, just the thinking changed. But, as I said, we are remembering and some are beginning to live as that Being, which is God.
When I say God, I simply mean that that ONE that we came out from within, we are ONE with. Just as in the natural world, if you look at your body will see that the head is nothing, without it’s body. It’s the same with the Spiritual. God desired/desires to live in a flesh body. And since we are ALL ONE, He now lives in a many-membered body. Just like with the same comparison, our natural bodies are made up of MANY atoms or cells, so we are each, individually, an atom or cell of God’s Body. My head is not known as Linda, and my body known as Susie. No. The head and the body make ONE COMPLETE WHOLE.
So, understanding this we will start with SEEING as God.
At the pool of Bethesda Jesus found a man who had been paralyzed for thirty-eight years. He asked him nothing about his condition, as to what the doctors had told him. All he says to the man is, “Do you really want to be healed?” The man replies “YES” and so Jesus simply says, “Pick up your bed and go home.”
What has such a command to do with “Healing,” as we understand it today? The answer is nothing at all!! The key to these things that we call miracles, is that SEEING as His Father saw, Jesus projected into being, in that paralyzed man’s life, exactly how Father saw him. Father saw that man, as the man that came forth out of Him. When Jesus looked at that man he did not see what you and I would have seen, because we would have seen a crippled up body probably lying in a fetal position, and we would have walked right past him considering him to be past any kind of help. We would have gone looking for someone perhaps with a headache to see if we could help them.
Jesus looked at that man as he appeared through the eyes of God. Standing up straight with no sign of any sickness in the likeness and image of God. So when Jesus planted that divine thought in his consciousness the power of God responded bringing forth a manifestation of what Jesus saw. Can you see this? It wasn’t any magical power of Jesus that brought into manifestation, the wholeness of that man. It is simply that Jesus KNEW that if Father said, “an it is good”, then it had to be as Father saw it. No ifs, ands or maybes.
Our problem has been that we looked at Jesus as having some super human power and in all reality; it was HIS SEEING AND BELIEVING in whatever Father said. I don’t care, if Jesus looked at a black frog and Father said, “that frog isn’t black, it’s yellow”, right then His thoughts about that frog would have changed. And this is exactly what we must do. Our thoughts (as Father thinks) will bring forth the thought that we’re having.
We see every physical manifestation as externalized ideas in the Mind of God taking form according to individual consciousness.
Now, in the former parts of this study, we came to understand that the purpose of right thinking is to recognize the true nature of our Being in God. And to declare the perfection of God on earth, as it is in Heaven. And what and where is heaven? Heaven is a state of Being. And that State of Being begins in our mind, in our thoughts. Then, we speak those thoughts, and it does manifest in the visible realm that we live in.
First, there was Truth, Father’s thoughts. And from those thoughts manifested the TRUTHS that He thought into being. EXACTLY AS HE THOUGHT THEM.
Truth is the eternal, changeless, underlying principle of life. Truth NEVER CHANGES. It is always with us, yesterday, today, and forever. There is no new truth because Father’s Truths never change. All was created in the beginning and was declared good and very good. The only thing that changed was the false thinking of the false indentity that we came to live as. No matter what our eyes tell us, doesn’t not change the Truths of God.
The fact that all those around Jesus saw that poor man as a pitiful cripple, did not change THE TRUTH of what that man really was. He was as much God, as the day he came forth out from God. What about the crippled body? It manifested what those minds told the people it was. Even the crippled man, saw himself differently from how God was seeing him.
A friend and I have been practicing SEEING as God sees. I won’t go into the details because they are private to this lady. But, I will tell you this, we sat on the phone, and determined what VISION we should see the people involved, as. This discussion began in December of 05. The changes in this lady’s life is astonishing. She just called me this past weekend and even HER VOICE was different. There was love and warmth in her voice as she said, “Linda, it worked! It really worked!! I am FREE”. Freedom comes from the Truth.
What I am going to share, I am not saying is to everyone’s liking, but I will share what Father has shown me and it IS working, and changing many things.
Father said, “You MUST SEE AS I SEE. I don’t care what your natural eyes tell you, see through MY SINGLE EYE”.
Now, what did He mean? Well, let’s look at some things. And I want to start with the church system. I have been so guilty of this.
ALL of those people in the church system, in all the different denominations, Moslins, Jews, Kingdom, Baptists, Mormons, Amish, Minenites, Middle Eastern religions, you name it, I mean ALL; IS NOT WHAT WE ARE SEEING WITH OUR EYES AND CARNAL THINKING!! They, just like us, ARE what Father brought US ALL FORTH AS, out of Him. I don’t care what we see or hear in the natural IF FATHER said, “And it is good”, that Truth and Reality ARE THE SAME NOW.
It is not THOSE PEOPLE who have changed, IT IS OUR WAY OF SEEING THEM!! Each and every one of them are as much Christ as we are. And it is OUR RESPONSIBILITY to see them that same way that Father sees them. “LET GOD BE TRUE AND EVERY MAN A LIAR”.
Let me ask you something. If you saw a loving, close friend walking down the road, what would you do? Wouldn’t you call out to that person? Well, SEEING as God sees, we need to not only keep a vision, a TRUE VISION of that person, but we need to call out to the Christ that they really are. Call forth the Christ in them.
I’m telling you, there can be people that you absolutely DREAD being around. And you try so hard to love them. It won’t work. You can put on an act when around them, but deep within, nothing changes. And they can sense the feelings within you.
The next time you are to be around that person, begins before you ever leave home, begin seeing that person as Christ. KEEP ON SEEING THEM AS CHRIST as you go to them. All the time you’re with them, I don’t care what they say or how they act, keep reminding yourself, WHO THEY ARE. Could you possibly be mean to Father? I don’t think you could. As you practice this, it not only changes YOUR FEELINGS, but it actually draws out of them THAT CHRIST WITHIN THEM. I KNOW this to be true, believe me.
HOW DOES GOD SEE?
Let’s play a little quiz game.
1) There is a Christian that we know who is just too busy to read the bible. Or maybe too lazy. We try to tell this person to read and study the bible. That person doesn’t do any of these. So, when we are in a little group and that person says, “I just don’t understand all this stuff.”
What do we do or say?
A) “Well what do you expect, you never read your bible!”
B) Just ignore her/his statement.
C) THINK, SEE, as Father does.
Well, I know you all chose number C, but what do we mean by this” First we meditate of what Father sees and thinks and knows.
1. John 1:16, Jer 31:33, PS 40:8
Psalms 40:8, “I delight to do they will, O my God; yea, thy law is written within my heart.”
Jeremiah 31:33, “But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts; and will be their God and they shall be my people.”
John 1:16, “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.”
These are God’s Words, His Thoughts. His Truths never change. He means it as much now, as He did when He spoke these words. Now, put that together with another thing that we are told.
Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
First, to THINK as God. He thoughts are in the words above. Second, SEE as God.
How does God see this person? He KNOWS that that person is right where HE wants them to be at the time. Father KNOWS where and when HE will rise up in that person. So, by THINKING and SEEING as Father does, we can rest, KNOWING that Father is the leader of both you and that person. They may come a time when Father will speak to you and speak THROUGH you to that person, so BOTH you and the person will be following the leading of the Spirit.
This is hard when it involves a family member or a loved one, a child or spouse, but remember, Father sees us ALL THE SAME, He is no respecter of persons. He knows our rank and order and we will move at HIS pace, not ours. We can’t move people; can’t make them accept anything; and we can’t know what each person HAS to go through to get to the point of surrender, UNLESS we are in the state of Being God, and have completely changed or renewed our minds. I am not saying that anyone I know is there completely yet, but, there are some Who are well on their way.
So, the first thing we have to do is sit down, be quiet, LISTEN for what is being and why it is being in that person’s live. Then, follow as we are sensitive to GOD”S plan for not only that person, but our part in that person’s life.
But, we are to hold a VISION of that person BEING where we know that they are, in the REAL REALITY, in God’s Mind. They ARE complete; they are perfected; they are as whole as when they came forth out of God. We hold that vision of them. We do call forth the Christ in that person, for it is ONLY the Christ in them that can bring about their part of God’s plan for them.
And UNTIL WE change our vision of people, we cannot help anyone. Because we are giving power to this life that illusionary thinking has created, as long as we continue to see people as poor, dumb, unwanted and unloved, evil, Godless, or selfish people. NO ONE is any of these things. They ARE Who Father sees, that He brought forth out of Himself. Whether they know it or not, WE DO!!!
Let me say this; this is not a religious act to do. IF it is not witnessed to your Spirit, then wait until you are told what to do. But, for me and for those I have shared this with, NOT ONLY brings a renewing to whoever we are dealing with, it also, bringing forth MORE realization of Who WE ARE.
2) Say we see a brother or sister (this includes those that are called “unsaved”) doing something that WE think is not appropriate for a “Christian”. I mean something that we would say, “Oh, my gosh, he/she has turned his/her back on all that Father has shown them”. What do we do?
A) Stay away and don’t have anything to do with them any more.
B) Go to them and demand that they repent. Flood them with scripture that says what they are doing is wrong and Godless.
C) THINK and SEE as Father does.
Boy, you guys are pretty smart. Yep, it’s number C, again.
First, to THINK as Father thinks, we would HAVE TO KNOW, that He sees no evil.
MT 5:45, “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven; for he maketh HIS sun to rise on the evil and on the good and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”
PS 139:12, “Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.”
I went through this myself. AND LEARNED MUCH THROUGH IT, that I might not know today.
To THINK as Father, the first thing we would see is that HE is allowing a work to be done. He does NOT see this person as being a sinner, or doing something evil. He sees this person just as He brought the person that HE brought forth out of Himself. The situation must be looked at as “God is all in all” , so regardless of what my natural mind tells me, or what my natural eyes see, I MUST SEE HIM IN THE MIDST OF THE SITUATION.
Second, WE DO NOT JUDGE OR CONDEMN. Actually, we should stop and sit down and ask “why am I seeing this as I am?” I have found that what would cause us to question someone else’s actions, is that we need to search deep within ourselves, because much of the time, we are seeing a reflection of the “man” we thought we were. Condemn? “NOT ME!! I don’t do that”. But, there is something within US that needs to be faced, owned, and overcame. Most of the time, it will come as a surprise to us that we had not overcame that condemning attitude. There is no SHAME in Father, so there should be no shame in finding that there is something that HAS to come out of us and be replaced with Father’s life.
We are in the day when the renewed part of the mind is definitely RENEWING THE REST OF THE MIND. And IF we have any hope within us of having Father manifest completely through us, we have to be sensitive to what the Spirit shows us and remove what the illusional thinking has put in our mind and replace it with what Father says He sees and IS TRUTH.
We don’t have to walk around, holier than thou, or always quoting scripture. People who do that THINK that they are APPEARING as God. But, and this is just my opinion, those people are nerve wracking.
We are the EXPRESS that Father wanted and wants us to be. We do not have to appear as anything other than what and Who we are. IF those people WERE what they want to appear as, I believe the FRUITS OF FATHER WOULD BE WITH THEM. We wouldn’t feel agitated by them, we would feel the LOVE of Father and think to ourselves, “I want what that person has.” The Spirit that we are cannot be fooled, and Who should we hope to please, people or Father?
I hope that this study has added something that can be of help to you. We need to start calling forth these things within us. And others.
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