FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT!
BY: ALAN MC SAVAGE
GOD IS SPIRIT
DOES GOD HAVE A NAME?
I AM YOUR LIFE
CALLED WITH A HOLY CALLING
SO LET US BEAR THE IMAGE OF THE CHRIST THE I AM
Note: In this article, words that are not in the original text are in italics, and should be disregarded for the purpose of clarity.
Further Note: Letting your conscience be your guide in discerning light from darkness does not apply to hearing the Truth from God or about God. Your conscience can be trained to accept or reject, for example a good Baptist will usually think that “tongues” are of the devil. A good Pentecostal Holiness person will think that makeup and jewelry are of the devil, and on it goes. If you live in Germany you wouldn’t think twice about having a bottle of beer with your meal, or wine in France or Italy. Depending upon your church background you may think that the only Bible for you would be a KJV, and all of these things are according to a sincere and good conscience. But if you really want to hear from God you cannot let your Adamic conscience be your guide. You need to GET QUIET before the Lord and take time to really hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. (you.)
Praise the Lord Brethren – “From Darkness into Light” is the Title of this Article
The Darkness being the Adamic Consciousness and the Light being the I AM or Christ in You Consciousness.
There are only two men in this world. And both have a consciousness that effects the way we live out our lives. You are either living out of the corporate Adamic consciousness (the spirit of antichrist), or you are living out of the consciousness of the New Creation Man. (Christ in (and among all of) you the hope of glory. Col. 1:27 expanded)
Our Lord said in: John 17:20-26 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; “that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. “And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: “I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. “O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. “And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”
John 17:26 [I have declared unto them Your name, and will declare it: that the love which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.]
I have taught them the true doctrine. [And will declare it] This he did:
1. By the conversations he had with his disciples after his resurrection, during the space of forty days.
2. By the Holy Spirit (Spirit of Christ) which was poured out upon them on the day of Pentecost.
And all these declarations Jesus Christ made, that the love of God, and Christ Jesus himself, might dwell in them; and thus they were to become a habitation for God through the eternal Spirit.
(from Adam Clarke Commentary)
When Jesus said “You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” Was he referring to
1. The man Jesus?
2. The Christ (The Anointed One and His Anointing) or was he referring to
3. I AM
Rev 13:8-9 …the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If anyone has an ear, let him hear. also 1 Pet 1:18-21 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you
Think on these things
GOD IS SPIRIT
John 4:23-26 “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.” God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male (Spirit) and female (soul) He created them. – In Genesis One we have the account of the Spiritual Makeup of man and in Genesis Two we have the account of the Physical Makeup of man.
DOES GOD HAVE A NAME?
There are many times in the Bible where a Prophet or Patriarch had an encounter with God, And seemingly every time he did he would worship God and call Him by the Name of the provision/or action that God gave/or did. These are referred to as tribal names by some theologians. Or covenant names by others.
But in Exod 3:14-15 the Patriarch Moses had an encounter with God and said to Him Exod 3:13 Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’
Note: He said This is My Name forever
John 8:24 “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”
John 8:28 Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.
John 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
I AM YOUR LIFE!
God our Father is the author of absolute creation, which is beyond time and space. God’s Creation is beyond intellectual analysis or religious concepts but is the “I AM” the Presence of all life and Being.
It is our own individual awareness of our Oneness with the Father that gives us peace. “I AM”, the living God, the breathing, loving, caring, healing God, that lives and moves in you. We must cease from our dead works, begin to serve the Living God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Before Abraham was, I AM, I AM your bread, your wine, your water. I will never leave you nor forsake you. I AM come.
I Jn 4:1-3 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
CALLED WITH A HOLY CALLING
Paul is saying here to Timothy 2 Tim 1:8-11 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
Oh Hallelujah, let us break this down
1. who has saved us
2. and called us
3. with a holy calling
4. not according to our works,
5. but according to His own purpose and grace
6. which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began
7. but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ,
8. who has abolished death
9. and brought life and immortality to light
9.a The balanced word for immortality is incorruptibility
[Brought life and immortality to light] The literal translation of the original is, He has illustrated life and incorruption by the Gospel.
1 Pet 1:23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
861 aphthrsia (af-thar-see’-ah);
from 862; incorruptibility; genitive case unending existence; (figuratively) genuineness:
KJV– immortality, incorruption, sincerity.
Many false doctrines have been perpetuated by mistranslating this verse. The Adamic man will never inherit immortality – only through Christ, the New Creation Man, can this be accomplished
10. through the gospel,
11. to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
Just pause a while and reflect on the above!
Holy and blameless, and above reproach! In Christ we are Holy and blameless and above reproach. Col 1:21-22 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled. in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight
Remember – The original text had no italics.
Rom 8:29-30 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
The way I read the above it says; “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined (determined beforehand) conformed to the image of His Son.”
In our Spirit Man WE ARE ALREADY CONFORMED TO HIS IMAGE. – Not going to be – someday – if we overcome – but RIGHT NOW.
Not in our Adamic Consciousness but in our Christ Consciousness.
The I AM within us.
Our True Reality
Our True Identity.
Each one of us needs to repent for walking, and talking and living after the consciousness of our Adamic nature that was crucified on the cross with Christ Jesus Our Lord, Rom 6:6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin and start to Live and manifest the Christ the I AM within us.
If we are still waiting for the manifestation of the Sons of God, it will never happen, It has already happened and we need to start “walking it out.”
Gal 2:20 “I (The Adamic nature) have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I (The Adamic nature) who live, but Christ (the seed) lives in me (and through me) ; and the life which I (Christ in me the hope of glory) now live in the flesh (my human vessel) I (the image of Christ) live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Eph 1:3-6 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly (heavenlies) places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved
Eph 3:19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Col 2:9-10 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
Let us never lose sight of this fact. There are only two men in the world, Both are corporate men. Adam the first man (natural man) and the Last Adam. 1 Cor 15:45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
1 Cor 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
1 Cor 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.
1 Cor 15: 49 Amplified. And just as we have born the image (of the man) of dust, so shall we and so let us also bear the image (of the Man) of heaven
SO LET US BEAR THE IMAGE OF THE CHRIST THE I AM
Heb 1:1-3 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Eph 1:19-2:10 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenlies places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. 2:1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenlies places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Always remember Beloved, Christ is a Many-Membered Man. Not an individual member but a Body. Christ is the head, we are the Body. Without Him and each other we are incomplete.
Heb 10:24-25 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching
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