THE INCORRUPTIBLE SEED
BY: GARY SIGLER
God Formed Himself in Man
Who Told You, You Were Naked
The Wrong Perception
The Wrong Perception In Jesus
The Anti-Christ in Man
Only One Life
Know No Man after the Flesh
The Body of Christ Is Divine
Sin Has Been Dealt With
Following Christ Within
Who Is in the Body of Christ
In a Moment
I am going to express some things in this writing that may perhaps be new to you. Hopefully, they will be confirmations to what the Lord has been showing you, or perhaps you will “Just Know” that it is the truth by the anointing that is within you. If not, then just put it on the shelf to perhaps look at again at another time.
When you begin to experience spiritual things, you can find it very difficult to try to put into words that which you experience in the spirit. Moreover, when spiritual truths begin to be expressed, they are normally always extremely opposed by religious people who are trapped in a mindset and not willing to see things differently.
I am not interested in just another teaching or a “Revelation” but I want the reality of all that I know to be wrought into my experience. For instance I know that I am complete in Him. There is nothing I need to do or can do from my own strength to complete the work in me. However, I do not just want the knowledge of my completeness but I want to walk practically in that knowledge until I am fully and experientially walking in the completeness. I know that I am healed and in perfect health but to just know that, intellectually, will not help the pain or heal the body. We must keep reaching into the spiritual realm and bring into manifestation by the spirit that which we know to be the truth. Like Abraham we cannot consider our body as good as dead but we must consider Him faithful who has promised.
We must be prepared at all cost to share the truth of what we know to be the truth as the Lord leads.
One of the things I always caution people about is this: do not be afraid to hear something that sounds contrary to what you believe. The only way that God can progressively bring us into more understanding and revelation is that we must trust Him and know that as we are seeking truth He will lead us and guide us into ALL truth.
God is bringing us into us such an awareness of His voice, and also His presence, that we no longer need to fear being deceived. I always share wherever I go 1 John 2:20 “You have an anointing and you know all things.”
When we begin to hear spiritual truths, although they may be foreign to our understanding and our thinking, there will be something in us that resonates to it. Maybe we can’t quite understand it and have never seen it that way, but we know it’s the truth. That’s what the anointing does for you. It bypasses your natural understanding.
John chapter one says, “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.” Now that word in the “Strong’s” is “logos”, and it means, “a spoken word”. In the beginning was the spoken word. In the beginning before anything existed in this realm we live in, there was the word. And we must understand that by the word was all things brought into existence and spoken into being.
John 1 verse 3-5, “All things were made by Him; (the spoken word) and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life, (and that word life is “Zoë” which is the highest form of life, in Him was God’s life), and that life was the light of men. And the light shined in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” (that word “comprehended” means “perceived”, and it also means that the darkness was not able to overtake the light. So God has shined in the darkness, and the darkness was not able to either extinguish the light or perceive the light.
Col 1:13-16 says, “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Back in the very beginning before all things God began to speak, and everything He spoke came into being. And everything that exists today in reality came out of the spoken word of God, whether it be principalities, whether it be powers, whether it be dominions, whether it be things in heaven or things on the earth, all things it says were created by Him, and for Him.
GOD FORMED HIMSELF IN MAN
Most have forgotten their beginning. But in the beginning in Genesis 1:26, “God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”. The word God in this verse is the word in Strong’s OT:430 ‘elohiym (el-o-heem’); plural. Who do you think God was talking to when He said “Let us?” I believe this is a key in our understanding of who we are and where we came from. We were there in the beginning. This is what God was saying to get Job to remember when he said to him, “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Job 38:4 “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” Job 38:7 We were the sons of God shouting for joy at the creation that was being brought forth.
What God actually did is He imaged Himself in man. In Genesis, chapter 2, it says God formed man. The word form is OT 3335 yatsar (yaw-tsar’); (through the squeezing into shape); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively, to determine (i.e. form a resolution):
We were the Elohim in Genesis chapter one and were formed by squeezing into shape. The Elohim imaged Himself in man by forming himself in a man of the earth. Zechariah 12:1 says, “The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundation of the earth, and formed the spirit of man within him.”
Man is a visible expression of the invisible God. Now that hasn’t changed. But what has changed is our perception of ourselves because we have forgotten who we are. In Genesis, chapter 2 it says, “God formed man from the dust of the ground, (And then it says) He breathed into man the breath of life.” Well we know that the word “breath” is the same word as “spirit”. And literally what Elohim did is, He formed His spirit into that body in Genesis, chapter 2. That man was a visible expression of the invisible God. And I assure you that has never changed. What has changed is our perception of what God created us to be in the beginning.
WHO TOLD YOU, YOU WERE NAKED
If you remember in the garden, after Adam an Eve began to live by the knowledge of good and evil, they recognized they were naked. When they partook of the fruit, of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, it made them lose sight of who they were. And when God came to them, Adam said, “We were naked, and we hid ourselves.” And God said one of the most astounding things. He said, “Who told you, you were naked?”
What happened was, their perception of who they were had changed, because God said to them, “The day you eat this fruit” you will die. This remains true to this very day. The very moment you begin to live by the knowledge of choosing the good over the evil, the perception of yourself is not real. You die spiritually (lose your perception of your true self.) You do not know who you are and you feel estranged from God so you try to regain a sense of well being by living by the knowledge of good and evil.
And the lies by the serpent to get Eve to eat that fruit was by telling her, “If you eat this, you’ll be like God”. She should have responded by saying, “But we are like God.” You see, they were created as God on this earth, not something distinct and separate from God, but they were created as God over the earth. And that’s why God said, “Let them have dominion over everything” because we are the visible expression of the invisible God in a physical realm. You see; that has never changed.
THE WRONG PERCEPTION
Now let me share with you what that life, or that spirit, was that was breathed into us. The Bible calls it a “seed”, because we lost the perception of who we were in God, and we have been lowered into this physical realm by physical birth. We have forgotten who we were, where we came from, and we don’t know why are here. The Bible uses the illustration of a seed to tell us who we really are, because to tell a person in a darkened state of mind, in sin-consciousness, weak, frail, human condition, that they are God on the earth would be absolutely impossible for them to fathom. And if they did, they would receive it in their natural minds, become puffed up and prideful. So God uses the word seed.
The scriptures tell us “If you are Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Now where we’ve missed it, or where religion has missed it, is that they’ve thought that the seed was only in those who went to an altar, or only in those who’ve said a certain prayer like, “Jesus, I receive you.” But you see; the seed of God is the life and light of God. The seed of God literally is God in this flesh. This is so hard for the religious mind to grasp. Once you have the revelation of being a manifestation of God on this earth, you’re whole life, as you knew it will end. The very foundations of your existence will end because you will realize who you are, and at the same time realize that who you thought you were all your life, is but a lie. You have never been alienated from God. In fact Colossians 1:20 says, “Having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be in earth, or in heaven, all things in heaven, and you, that were some times alienated and enemies in your mind…” – You see; the only place that Adam and Eve became alienated from God was in their minds. That is, what God called, “death”. He said, “The very day you begin to live by this knowledge of good and evil, and choosing the good over the evil, you will die – not physically, but you will die, and your perception of yourself will change.” However we perceive ourselves to be is what we will manifest. That is true in all areas of our existence. If we perceive ourselves as weak, as worms of the dust, as sin laden, as sick and diseased and tormented; as we perceive ourselves, so we become.
I realize the impossibility of taking the perception of ourselves today as a human being, and change that into something godly. That whole concept of being a fallen human being must fall at our feet as though it never existed. This is what Jesus meant when He said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself.” We have taken this scripture and put people in such bondage with it.“ You can’t smoke. You can’t drink. You can’t do that.” That is not what He meant by denying yourself. Denying yourself is not denying the soul of all of its lust and everything that gratifies the flesh. That is not what He meant, because you see, if you have a strong character and a strong will, you can deny everything, but that doesn’t make you godly. He said, “You must deny yourself.” The very thought that you exist as something apart from Him, the very thought that you are an individual with an individual identity, separate and apart from God, is what we must deny to become acquainted with our true nature.
To believe that we are a separate being and alienated from God is what must be denied. Whenever God speaks about death, that’s the death He’s talking about. To be in death is to be alienated in our mind from God. You see; you will never die. No one has ever died. Jesus brought life and incorruptibility to light through the gospel. Your body may fall over and never get up but you will not die. The only reason people die physically is because they perceive themselves as something other than what God is.
Don’t misunderstand me here. Your body that you have now will not live forever. But we do not have to go by the way of the grave. The Apostle Paul says this, “For we know that if our earthly house(our body) of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:” 2 Cor 5:1-2 We already have a glorious body. Jesus manifested His glorious body on the Mount of transfiguration. It is God’s life in us that will swallow up all death until “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, we shall be changed” and our present bodies will be swallowed up by our glorious bodies. Then shall come to pass the saying “O Death where is your sting and grave where is your victory?” Do not get caught up into trying to make this happen. It is every man in His own order. If our bodies do go by way of the grave we will immediately be found in our eternal bodies in the heavens.
THE WRONG PERCEPTION OF JESUS
We even perceive Jesus as something that we can never be. Oh, we know we’re supposed to be like Him. We know that He was the first born among many brethren. We know that. But why do we not experience that? What the Spirit of God is saying today to the churches is that this is the day and the hour that you are to arise from the dust of your human thinking and take your place among the sons of God, because that is who you are. Jesus is not someone who you are not like. Everything He did we can do as the spirit leads. We have perceived Him as a divine Son of God, but we are less. However the scriptures boldly declare that He is the FIRSTBORN among many brothers and that He is bringing many sons into glory.
We have to go back to the very beginning to see this. “In the beginning was the word. The word was with God and the word was God. All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made.” Moreover, anything that He didn’t make does not exist in reality. I’m not saying it doesn’t exist in your mind. But you see; we are very powerful human beings. And how we perceive things, and how we believe things, determines what we experience. In Galatians 3:16 it says this: “Now unto Abraham and His seed were the promises made. He saith not, ‘and to seeds’ as of many, but as of one. And to thy seed, which is Christ.” And then He goes on to say in verse 29, “And if you are Christ’s, then are you Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” My heart’s cry these days is, “Give your people an expression, an impartation, that these things might be imparted unto all your people.” If you are Christ’s, you are Abraham’s seed. Let’s go back again to the creation. What God breathed into man was really a spiritual being. The man of Genesis, chapter one, was breathed into this body that was made from the dust of the ground. And He calls that life “the seed”, only because you have lost the knowledge and the revelation of being that one who came from God.
As illustration, God begins in the Old Testament to talk about His seed, and how that through Abraham all of the families of the earth will be blessed. We have had teaching on the seed for years, but today I see it much more clearly than I did a few years ago. I used to think the seed was IN us, but what we actually were was something other than a manifestation or a product of the seed.
What I mean by that is this. Peter says that we have been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible seed, by the living and abiding Word of God. The Word of God created you an incorruptible seed. The word created here does not mean to make something from nothing. It means to cut down. Strong’s 1254.
Peter says we are being born again. I believe it starts with being regenerated. When we’re regenerated, we simply become conscious or aware of that life within us that we were dead to – until that spark of life was regenerated within us. The gospel of John says that Jesus was the true light that lights every man that comes into the world. So every man has that seed that light of God within him. He just doesn’t know it. But listen, every seed produces after its own kind. An illustration of that would be this: You have a watermelon seed with the meat of the watermelon, which could be called the soul, and you have the rind of the watermelon, which could be called the body; but they came out of the seed. Well remember, we were born of an incorruptible seed. That incorruptible seed can only produce Christ in our soul and body. But yet in our perception, we have the seed of God, but our soul and our body are something other than, or less than Christ. You know, that’s impossible. It’s impossible to plant an apple seed in the ground and not have that whole apple be that seed. Literally that apple seed produces an apple and nothing else but an apple. That apple seed becomes the meat and the skin.
There is such a realization, a light, a glory and manifestation of God that is coming to His people to reveal, to unveil, and to remove the covering that’s been cast over us. We have believed for too long the lie. We have believed too long according to how we perceive things. Now the light and the glory and the manifestation of God is coming to us, to reveal that we are an incorruptible seed. Now listen, how could you corrupt that which is incorruptible? That seed, that incorruptible seed was placed in you at birth. That’s where you get your life. Life comes only from God. But we have perceived that seed as being corruptible because of what we’ve been taught. I often ask the question in these days, Who told you, you were sinners? Who told you that you were born separate and alienated from God? Who told you that? That is what we were told since our birth. We were told that we were born sinners, that we were born alienated and separated from God. The truth is we were alienated and separated from God only in our perception. This is where the enemy was so crafty. The enemy only works according to our perception according to what we have been taught, and according to what we believe. The only thing that the enemy can do is cause you to believe that which he speaks to you. If you believe it, you perceive it as so; it becomes so but only in your darkened mind. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” So we thought for years that we were corrupted, we were sinners, we were alienated from God, not realizing that we have an incorruptible seed within us. And as that seed within us grows, it cannot produce anything that’s corruptible.
Now I’m not telling you I’m walking experientially in the fullness of this. I’m only telling you what God has just been speaking to me recently that we have perceived ourselves as something other than what He created us to be.
So we need light, and revelation. You see, it is impossible to teach these things. The only thing we can do is stir up our remembrance because we do know all these things. We have an anointing. “You have an anointing, and you know all things.” 1 John 1:20 – You know all things! How do you perceive that? Immediately when we hear the Word of God, we can fall back into our perception of being a human and say, “I don’t know all things”, and so you agree with the lie rather that with the truth. Yet the truth is you do know all things. And as you require the knowledge of those things, they will come to you, and you will discover that whatever you need in the way of knowledge, or whatever you need in the way of anything at all, just comes to you. And I believe that’s what Jesus meant when He said, “If you seek the Kingdom of God first all things shall be added unto you.”
So “if you are Christ’s, then are you Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Well now, just who are Christ’s? We can think that it’s only a select few that are Christ’s. But we have to remember that at Calvary He purchased all men, and all men belong to Him. All men have within them, the incorruptible, indestructible seed of God. And all they need is someone who has the knowledge of God, and the experience of God to speak to that seed, and to bring it back into light, to bring it into regeneration. That’s all we are doing today. We are speaking, not to the natural mind, the natural mind will never understand these things even though you may like the sound, or dislike the sound of what is being said, you will never be able to receive it with the natural mind, because, “The natural man (Paul says) – the carnal mind cannot receive the things of God, in fact, is an enemy of God.” Well again, we’re deceived because we don’t realize that our good mind is an enemy of God.
You can perceive yourself being a good person and maybe doing the right things, but that’s still an enemy of God because it perceives itself as something other than what God is. You see, in our experience we may say like I did for years, that “Jesus is in me, and I have the seed of God in me, but my soul and my body are something other than that because I still sin.” We’ve been taught that we are sinners, and our souls are lost, and that’s why we’re processed, some for ninety years, and they die and they still never experience the fullness of God. I’ll tell you what folks; the day of processing has to come to an end. The only way it will come to an end is when we realize that we are the incorruptible, indestructible seed. And that seed in us cannot produce corruptibility. What we perceive with our natural mind is nothing but the lie of the enemy. And it is the seed that was planted by the enemy.
Jesus said, “Hear ye (in Matthew 13:18 through 23) the parable of the sower.” If you remember He said the seed was the Word of God. And in the parable He said that God has sowed good seed into the ground. Well He did in Genesis, chapter 2, He breathed His very own life into this body, and that was the good seed. We have the good seed planted in our earth. Our body is the earth where the seed of God has been planted, which assures us that we will reproduce from that seed, everything that God is, not only in spirit, but also in soul and in body. We have believed a lie. We know we’re ok spiritually, but we have thought that our souls and our bodies were corrupted. Because we’ve been taught that and we believe that, we experience all of the diseases and all of the sicknesses. We’re just like mere men when, in fact, we are not mere men. We are and I hope you understand where I come from when I say this. “We are God on this earth.” And until you can accept that, and you won’t until you have a revelation from God, because if you do accept it without revelation, you’ll become prideful, and you know what happens to pride. We have all seen it, people running around declaring to be God, but it is just ridiculous. That’s not what I’m talking about.
God planted a good seed, in Genesis, chapter 2, in His field. But, while men slept, the enemy came and sowed the tare. I have shared this before how the tare was simply the idea that you were something other than what God is. The tare is the “seed of the serpent” the human consciousness that was also planted in the same field as the seed of Christ. So when you awoke into this lower realm, not realizing who you were and where you came from, you were immediately taught that you were a human being, that you were born in original sin. Not only your parents, but the whole universe has faith to believe that you are born a sinner, you are alienated from God, and you’re separated from God. It is natural for you to be a human with all of the sinful things, and all of the hang-ups and all of the diseases, and everything else. We have accepted the same lie as Adam and Eve did. We have accepted the lie, that we are something other than what God intended for us to be. It is absolutely impossible for that seed in us to become corrupted. Neither can that seed by growing in you, produce anything other than what God is. Yet we have believed it to be so. The watermelon seed, the meat of the watermelon and the rind, are all the incorruptible seed.
There is no incorruptibility in God whatsoever. Now that’s why Paul tells Timothy that through the gospel, right now, that life and incorruptibility were brought to light through the gospel. You see; we keep trying to hang on to these physical lives by whatever we can do to hang onto them, not realizing that we are incorruptible. Yet because we believe we are corruptible, we do everything we can do to keep this physical thing alive. If we really understood incorruptibility, we could not possibly die. If you understand that right today, you have a perfect, magnificent, glorious body in the heavens, not up on a planet somewhere, but just a little bit higher than this consciousness that you presently live out of, you have a home, a house, a building eternal in the heavens. God today is saying, “Don’t wait!” We have been waiting all of our lives for that which is within our grasp, but it takes revelation. You see, we have never changed from that which we were created to be, but because of what is called “the fall” we’ve become alienated in our minds, and we’ve lived the lie of the enemy, the tare, the human existence, thinking that we’re waiting for God to someday come and change us from something vile into something glorious. What we have all been waiting for all of our lives is within our reach. Behold, the Kingdom of God is at hand. It has always been at hand.
THE ANTI-CHRIST IN MAN
This earthly human mentality is called in scriptures, “the antichrist, and the man of sin”. How many Christians do you know who are waiting for this man of sin to be revealed, that is going to rule the earth? It is impossible. There will never be another world ruler known as the antichrist who will come into existence. If you understand Daniel’s prophecy, it is Impossible for another world kingdom other than the Kingdom of God filling this earth. Antichrist is only between the ears of a darkened mind and understanding. Antichrist is that image of yourself that was planted in “this field”, this temple of God (that you are) declaring its self to be God, not submitting itself to the righteousness of God.
What does Paul say about the antichrist? He says, in 2 Thess 2:8 “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:”
“When Christ shall appear in you, that antichrist will be destroyed by the breath of His mouth and the brightness of His appearing.’ The moment God, by the power of His Spirit begins to appear in this temple, the brightness of His coming begins to destroy the concepts you have of being a fallen human being. When the light of God begins to penetrate the darkness of our understanding we begin to experience His life rising up within us; and what was once a miracle to us becomes so natural. It is so easy to live a Holy, consecrated life in service to humanity when God’s life is activated within our consciousness.
We have accepted the lie all of our lives that we are something less than what God is. How could we be anything less than God if He planted His very own life in this earthen vessel? We have believed all of our lives that we are human and were born with a corrupt nature and sold in sin, when the exact opposite is true. (more on this later.)
How could something God planted become corrupted? We were made in His image, with His mind and creative ability, so however we perceive things to be, they will be for us. (as a man thinks so is he.) We have perceived ourselves wrong all of our life but that is about to change.
God is bringing us light and revelation through His Word and by His Spirit. The Apostle Paul says how we groan to be clothed with our heavenly body from on high. The way we perceive our body is what must disappear, because this body is a glorious body. All the time we thought that we had to die to get it. Yet if the carnal man we perceive ourselves as, dissolves in our consciousness, we will become the manifested sons the world is groaning for.
Who told you, you were a sinner? Paul told the Ephesians, “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.” Eph 5:30
You are bone of His bone, and flesh of His flesh.” How could your body be sinful? Only if you perceive it to be so. God has never told you, you were a sinner. Man has told you that. God has never told you that! Two thousand years ago, the message of Calvary is: sin came to an end. Two thousand years ago, the world was judged at Calvary. Very few Christians understand Calvary today. The scriptures tell you all about it. “Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.” The real sin is your mistaken identity, which is really what causes you to believe its lies. Your mistaken identity perceives itself as something other than what God is.
The scriptures tell us that the iniquity of us all was laid on Him. The scriptures tell us that Jesus paid the penalty for every act of disobedience and every transgression. The scriptures are true and cannot be broken so why do we fear that some day we are still going to be judged for our sin? We count the cross of Christ as none affect whenever we put ourselves under guilt and condemnation. Because Jesus says, the cross says, God, in His Son, said, “Not guilty!” You see; it’s not your fault that you have perceived yourself wrong all of your life, because it’s what you’ve been taught. In addition, whatever you believe will be your experience. Once we know the truth, we can repent (change our mind about who we are), and we then will begin to perceive ourselves as we are, a son or daughter of God.
Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks; and all things are created by the word. Besides you being in His image, your words are the most powerful things in the universe. And so if you perceive yourself to be a certain way, and then you speak like that, it solidifies that perception you have of yourself that is wrong, because whatever you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth will be that which you experience in your daily life. It can be no other way. It doesn’t mean it is truth; it means you have accepted a lie that said, “You are other than what God is.”
ONLY ONE LIFE
There is only one life in the whole universe, only one life. And that is the life of God. And that life is “omnipresent”, meaning that there is nowhere that God does not exist. That’s what Omnipresent means. If there is any place in this whole universe that God doesn’t exist, then He’s not omnipresent. Yet the religious man will stand behind the pulpit and tell the sinner that God has no part in him, that he’s alienated and separated from God, and surely God is not in him. If that is so then God is not omnipresent.
We limit God by our perceptions. The light of God, the Spirit of God, the candle of the Lord, is in every man. And man means “mankind”, not just male but man means mankind in the Bible. He is that true light that lights every man that comes into the world.
When you realize that you are God on this earth, and that God has sent you here for a purpose, that is to impart His life in all of creation, you will stop waiting for something to happen. We have a whole generation of people waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God. Yet if we begin to perceive ourselves as we are, instead of how we have thought we were, you will see the greatest manifestation of God ever known to man. It’s not something that’s going to fall out of the sky. It’s not something that God is going to process you into through sickness and disease, and trials and tribulations, although that’s all there. We may always be having trials and tribulations, but when we begin to perceive ourselves as God created us to be, our experience will drastically change.
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 1 Peter 1:23-24
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. Rom. 7:18
Paul was not talking about the body here; he was talking about this mind that is alienated and an enemy to God. I know that in my natural human understanding, an identity that is separated and alienated from God, in that image of myself, there is no good thing. There is only the knowledge of good and evil that continually keeps me in this merry-go-round of trying to choose the good over the evil. It always keeps me alienated and separated in my mind from who I really am.
We must stop taking the message of Christianity that we are born sinners and are separated from God. We must learn to listen to what God is speaking to our heart about these things. Do not take the word of men over and against what God is saying to you in your heart. If what I’m saying to you today does not make any sense, does not bare any witness to you, you need to put it on the shelf. But if it does, if you can see what I’m saying today, don’t let any man rob you of it, because many will come and say, “This is a new age doctrine. This is that old story about man trying to make himself as God.” They will give many reasons why you better not listen to this message because you will be deceived. We know that Paul warned of that. He said, “In the last days, deceivers will come teaching doctrines of devils, seducing spirits,” That’s where we are in the church today. We have already been deceived. We have already been deceived by all the teachings of how we are separated from God, and we’re sinners, and we’re under condemnation, and all of that was the lying, seducing things that came into the original church after the apostles passed the scene. Some began to teach people that they were separate from God. How do you think that Paul and Peter, and those men, did what they did? Because Jesus had been with them and taught them the things pertaining to the kingdom. He taught them that they were one with God and if they could believe, nothing would be impossible to them.
He taught them they were not people of a human decent. What do you think Jesus meant when He said, “Call no man your father?” If I call an earthly man, “father”, that means I relate my beginnings with the father who naturally gave me life. Jesus said, “Don’t ever call an earthly man, ‘Father’”. You have one Father, the creator of all things who brought you into existence; that is your Father. You, in that uncreated, indestructible life of God were in existence before you became a physical being. That’s why we recognize that God is our Father! You know, scriptures call Him, “the Father of spirits”. You see, God has nothing to do with your human existence, as far as how you perceive yourself with your natural mind and understanding. God has nothing to do with that. God has only one thing on this earth that He is cultivating, He is watering, He is nourishing, and that is his seed in this earth (this body temple). And He’s stirring us, He’s regenerating us, He’s opening our eyes to see where we have accepted the lie for two thousand years that we are other than what He is. Thank God today the veils are being removed.
We have been taught so many things that we have accepted as truth, that has hindered the awareness of our true nature and identity. I want to say again that every seed must produce after its own kind. The seed when it produces, and what it produces, is not anything different than what it is. In other words, again using the illustration of a melon, the melon seed you could say is a three part being. It starts out as a seed, it has the meat of the melon, and it has the rind, but it’s still one. The seed is the melon, the meat is the melon and the rind is the melon. The seed of God in us does not reproduce anything but an incorruptible being. It does not produce a fallen soul and a corrupted body. We have believed and been taught for years that we are corruptible. This is why the Apostle Paul told us “This corruptible must put on incorruption.” We do that through revelation and changing the perception of ourselves from a corruptible being to an incorruptible being.
The mentality of being a corruptible being is “the seed of the serpent”, because the serpent sowed that thought or that seed in God’s field that caused us to believe we are something other than what God made us to be. The darkened, alienated, carnal mind is “the tare”. And God said, “Let them grow together until the harvest, and the tare will be pulled and burned.” Well guess what, it is harvest time. And the tare, our human consciousness is (if it is not now, it shortly shall be) in the fire that will consume everything in our consciousness that is not according to God. The seed of our true nature will not be consumed because that seed is an incorruptible, indestructible seed.
I want to look at Colossians chapter one again. We read in verse twenty-one, “And you that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has He reconciled.” I don’t think that we can emphasize the point enough, actually in reality, you have never been alienated from God. You were taught you were, so you believed you were, which gave you a wrong perception of yourself so that became your experience.
You see, again, that is the seed of the serpent, the consciousness that makes you feel that you are separated and alienated from God, but that is only in your mind. That is the veil that was cast over all nations to keep them from the reality of Christ in them. “You were sometimes alienated in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled in the body of His flesh, through death, to present you holy, unblameable and unreprovable in His sight.” Calvary says that you are not a sinner separated from God. Calvary says that there is no such thing any longer as anyone who is separated and alienated from God. Calvary says that there is only one man in the universe. There’s only one life in the universe, and that is God’s life. There is no other life! You perceive another life, but there is no other life. Paul says, “The mystery which has been ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to His saints.” I do believe that when Paul wrote this that he had the reality of what he spoke. The church is a picture of Eve, a picture of the bride of Christ. And just as Eve was deceived in the garden, so the church of Christ was deceived again after the Apostles left the scene, in fact even before the Apostles left, you can see that Paul says all in Asia had turned away from him. And so as Eve was deceived in the beginning, the church, the New Testament church was once again deceived by the serpent, with the same lie. Furthermore, they became darkened in their understanding. And that’s why Paul told the Ephesians in chapter four, “This I say therefore, that you walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their minds, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God which is in them.” Here again we can see, it was only in the mind.
If we walk in the natural mind thinking that we are separate from God and less than a Son of God, then we do not understand the magnitude of Calvary’s victory. We then are alienated in our mind from the life and nature of God in that is in us.
This is why Paul said, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” Phil 2:5 He also said, “You have the mind of Christ.” How do we let that mind be in us? Ah, it is through practice. It is learning how to discern that which is of God, from that which is from the natural mind. And I believe this is the only warfare, really, in this day and age that we need to be concerned about. And that is the warfare Paul talks about when he said, “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal.” They are not according to human reasonings. But, “the weapons of our warfare are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds”, and those strongholds are not devils in the airwaves. You see, many of us fought devils in the airwaves for years, but he said, “Casting down the strongholds, casting down reasonings, imaginations, and every high thing that exalts its self against the knowledge of the Word of God.”
So how you begin to walk in this mind of Christ is to begin to cast down every thought that would try to enter your mind that speaks contrary to the truth and the word of the living God. You see Calvary says, “There is no such thing any longer as a carnal human being.” Calvary says, “There is no longer any such thing as a carnal mind.” Yet because of our perception, we see carnality, sin and death and all of these things. We see them around us. Well, that’s the lie. The truth is, my old identity, my old carnality, everything that I believe that I was in the natural was crucified at Calvary. You see, there is no such individual personality by the name of Gary Sigler. Gary Sigler is a manifestation of God on the earth, not as an individual, but as a cell in the Body of Christ. We are members one of another. You know, the most fabulous thing I think is science and technology in these days. And one of the things we’ve learned to think about is cloning. And if you know anything at all about cloning, you know that you can take one cell, Just one cell from your body, and that one cell through cloning, will reproduce you, just that one cell. Think about that – one cell of your being through cloning will reproduce another human!
Well, God has been in the cloning business for centuries. You see; it’s not that we’re this big individual, “God on the earth”. No, no, no, but we are a cell. We are a member of His Body, as well as corporately, we make up the whole. And that’s why it is so important that we connect a network amongst ourselves in fellowship, and in sharing and in worship and in testimony. There is only one life that exists in this universe, only one; there aren’t two. If there is, then Calvary didn’t work. And again, I know how hard these things are to deal with, because you say, “But look at the situation! Look at the carnality. Look at the sin. Look at all of this.” Yet the living abiding spoken Word of God says that, that old thing was crucified at Calvary. If you’ll remember, it talks in Revelation about the “beast that was wounded unto death, and yet he lives. He was resurrected. Well “beast” in the scriptures refers to the human nature, to humanity, the carnal human being. On the cross, that being was put to death. He was wounded unto death. Yet he lives because of our perceptions. We keep the image of ourselves alive through our thoughts, our speaking and our meditations.
It is really not that difficult to totally change your mind about who you are, (the natural man or the spiritual man) and that’s what the word, “repent” means, and that is “to change your mind”. Repent, change your mind, for the Kingdom of Heaven is come. Isn’t it strange that Jesus stood facing the Pharisees before He went into death, before He resurrected, and He looked at them and he told them, “The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.” Because of the misconceptions, we have never really learned how to apply that which we know to be the truth, because we tend to believe that which we experience, according to the carnal mind.
Jesus answered Nicodemus, saying, ‘Verily I say unto you except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” Peter said, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” 1 Peter 1:23 No man will see the Kingdom without this new birth. Well what is this new birth? This new birth is your quickening, is the regeneration, is that spark of life that you receive when you first experience, in reality, God in you.
KNOW NO MAN AFTER THE FLESH
After Calvary it is said, “Henceforth, we should know no man according to the flesh.” 2 Cor. 5:16 We should know no man according to our human understanding and comprehension. Even Jesus! “We once knew Jesus according to the flesh”, the human carnal understanding as the man of Galilee, but today we should not know Him according to the flesh. Almost all of Christianity still sees Jesus according to the flesh, and they still worship Him according to the flesh. On Christmas they put Him in manger, and on Easter they put Him on a cross and resurrect Him, and the next year they put Him back in a manger. We worship Him according to the flesh rather than according to spirit, because when you begin to see the Lord as He is today you will be like Him, because to see Him as He is, is to be like Him.
THE BODY OF CHRIST IS DIVINE
He is the head, we are the body. The Body of Christ is not less divine than the head. He came to give us the example, or to show us the way that we could be as He is. In fact that’s what the scriptures say, “As He is so are we in this world,” 1 John 4:17. Well, do you think He’s sick? Do you think He’s any type of failure? You see, there has been so much philosophy and human reasoning brought in amongst us that we accept the lie because the truth seems so impossible for us to grasp. We have been taught, some of us, that sickness is a blessing from God to possibly teach you something.
But I’ll tell you what; the seed is incorruptible. The fruit is incorruptible. The incorruptible seed within me cannot produce a body that is corruptible. But again, because we are a manifestation of God on the earth, and we are as He is, we will become that which we perceive we are in our thinking. If you believe that Jesus puts a cancer or any other type of disease on you to teach you something, if you really believe that, you wouldn’t try to get rid of it. You know, it’s like the teaching of hell that so many of us used to believe in, this place called “eternal torment”. Yet we believed it intellectually, but we never really believed it, because if we really did, and it really gripped us, you couldn’t rest knowing that perhaps some of your family died without Christ.
Except a man be born again – the moment that spark of His life is ignited in you through regeneration, however you receive that, some come to an altar. Personally, I knelt down in my bathroom alone one day and asked Jesus to become real to me. I ask Him, if possible, to come into my life and change me. It doesn’t matter how you experience that. Some have experiences out in the woods. Some have experienced it out of desperation. The most important thing is that you have that experience of that quickening, that regeneration by the Spirit, and become a new creation man. All old things are passed away. But see, we are so use to looking at our condition. We believe the scriptures, but our experience is more real to us than what God has said. So we live in this darkened state; we’re living that condition that Paul told us not to “In the vanity of the mind”. Again he said, “Don’t be like the other Gentiles, being alienated and separated in your mind with a darkened understanding.” In John chapter 1:12, “But as many as have received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name Which were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” Once the Spirit of God regenerates your spirit, if you were not caught up into the religious teachings, you would learn to follow the anointing within you. You would, from that very moment in your life, learn to trust the anointing of the Spirit within you to teach you all things. The Spirit would never deceive you.
If you were taught that, and you stayed away from religious things, you would very quickly begin to manifest as a Son or Daughter of God on this earth. It is our religious teachings that have kept us in bondage to carnality. I don’t know about you, but I was never told that Jesus did not hold me accountable for my sins. In fact I was told the opposite. One preacher told me, he said, “Gary, you don’t work your way to the cross, but you better work your way away from it.” In other words, saved by grace, but then I have to work and I have to be obedient and I have to do all of these things or I may eventually be lost. But you see, if we were taught, in the very beginning, the truth of this new creation-man that springs to life on the inside of us, and we were taught only to do what we feel in our hearts to do as we love and fellowship with the Lord, we would not get caught up in all the religious practices. However, we are taught Old Testament law instead of grace.
We are taught, “Well, yes Gary, you are born again, but look at what you are doing. And don’t you know that the scriptures say that your heart is deceitfully wicked?” Well I understand that is what the Old Testament says, but I realized one day that that was a lie for me, because the New Covenant is, I will take your stony heart out of you and I will give you a heart of flesh. I will put my Spirit within you, and I will cause you to walk in my statutes.” Ezek. 36:26-27 Where is man involved in that statement of scripture? Where is our choice involved here?
SIN HAS BEEN DEALT WITH
We weren’t taught that sin was fully dealt with at the cross. We were not taught to not look at the sin, but look to the gospel. We were not taught that God does not hold you accountable for sin. One of my favorite scriptures is; “God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not holding them accountable for their sins.” 2 Cor 5:19 Why? He sees Christ in you, not Adam. Christ is that indestructible seed of God that you are. I love the song that says, “I am no longer in Adam, and Adam is no longer in me.” I love that because it is the truth. As long as you perceive yourself “as in Adam”, and a sinner, one who is not pleasing God, and you focus on your weaknesses and your failures, you will always be in bondage to that image of yourself. Oh God, how we need our eyes opened to the truth of our being. It would be good to pray the prayer in Ephesians, “That the eyes of our understanding would be enlightened that we might know the hope of our calling.” How could we be failures? I tell you, all of us that are weak and sickly among us are there because we have not rightly discerned His body, because it’s impossible for His body to be sick. It’s impossible for His body to be anything but perfect. It’s impossible for that incorruptible seed to reproduce anything that can even in the slightest, remotest way, able to be corrupted. We have been seduced just as Eve in the garden, and we have believed a lie instead of the truth. Eph 5:8, “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:”
FOLLOWING CHRIST WITHIN
I really, really have to cover this with scripture because I know so many are saying, to their own hurt, that what is being taught here is New Age. I long for the day when we can speak the words of God and not have to back it up with scripture. (Not that there is anything wrong with that.) How do you think Paul convinced his followers? He didn’t have the New Testament to go to. And that’s why they killed Jesus; He literally went against their written word. In fact, He tried to correct some of their perceptions of God when He said to them, “I know what is written in your very own scriptures. I know what is written, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, you love your enemies.” Basically, what He was telling them is, “You have had a wrong concept woven in your scriptures. “That’s not my Father.” Well we have the same situation today. We have to tell people, “Listen, I know what is written in your Bible”. But you see, that’s why it is so important for everyone to become acquainted with the Christ within, because it’s impossible for that anointing to lie to you.
John 14:26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you”.
John 16:13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”
Do you know why most Christians do not know all things today? They run to men for their instruction instead of learning to follow the Christ within. They run to the arm of flesh to get their answers. That’s the truth. There came a day in my life when I had to stop seeking the truth from a man. And I had to spend a long time just seeking God for my answers. It took me quite some time to where could trust my anointing. It took a long time where I could be convinced that what I was hearing and what I was seeing was God, because it went against everything that I ever believed and was taught. I knew I was a failure. I knew that I was hung up in lust and all the sins of the flesh, and I wanted God; but yet, when I began to hear God, I had to question whether or not it was God because it went against everything that I was taught.
WHO IS IN THE BODY OF CHRIST?
Ephesians 5:10, “That in the dispensation of the fullness of time He might gather together in one, all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth, even in Him.” Well, are we still waiting for that? I’ll tell you what. It happened at Calvary. Another thing about not rightly discerning the Body of Christ; I realized one day that it wasn’t just the Christians, it wasn’t just the man who ran to an altar, or said “Jesus I receive you.” Because of Calvary it includes all. If you’re walking in a human body, you are a member of the Body of Christ only because of Calvary. Paul told the Ephesians in chapter two, “Wherefore remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that which is called the circumcision – that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.” In the Jewish mind, the Gentile was the unbeliever, the unsaved, the dog, but now, in Christ Jesus, you who WERE sometimes far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, who hath made both one,” Who is he talking about – the Jew and the Gentile, the saved and the lost! I’ll tell you folks, when you begin to rightly discern the Body and not divide, but discern the Body of Christ, you will begin to treat all humanity as they really are. And you will change them by your perception of them. “He has broken down the middle wall of partition between us, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in Himself of two, (the Jew, the Gentile, the saved the lost), one new man so making peace. And that He might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross.” That’s why I can tell you in full assurance of faith, you’re not in Adam, and Adam is not in you! By the cross, every negative thing in the universe was brought to an end, and by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from among the dead, the new creation man was brought into being. There is no more old creation. But it is still living in our perception because we look, not with spiritual eyes, but with eyes of the flesh. Oh we love God. We want God, but we know it’s humanly impossible to be as He is. But, we are not human beings we are spiritual beings. Yes, thank God, the veils are being removed from our eyes to see that nothing can corrupt the seed of God within us. Nothing! It is incorruptible and it is indestructible. Your body is the temple of God.
“The double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 4:8. What is a double-minded man? What “double-minded” means is, “two souled”. As long as in your perception, you believe that you are a separate entity from God, and you have a soul that has fallen and that soul is doing everything in its power to become like God you are double-minded. That is the man in Romans chapter 7 who has this desire for God, yet he sees in his fleshy carnal members that sin principle is still pulling him down into the law of sin and death. That’s the perception that has to change. There has never been a sinner born since Calvary. We only keep sin alive by our perceptions. We have to have a revelation from God.
I’ll never forget the day I awoke July 11th, 1982. I woke up a new man after years of struggle. And I began to understand some of these things. I John 2:8, “A new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shines. He that says he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.” I know the religious mind will interpret this verse, “You don’t treat another believer bad.” Well, I’ll tell you what: God is the Father of all of us, and we are all connected in spirit, to one another. The darkness is passed and the true light now shines. You know Jesus told His disciples two thousand years ago, “You are the light of the world.” And some of them caught what He said. The scriptures tell us God is light. So really He was telling His disciples, “You are God in this earth.” Yet where are the people today who can boldly declare, “We are the light of this world.” Well there are some. We are coming into this revelation of being Christ on the earth. It is only through this awareness that all of creation will be restored and brought back to God, because as we continually have these veils removed from our eyes collectively, it will change the whole world.
IN A MOMENT
I Corinthians 15:52, “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump. For the trump shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” Listen folks; the dead people are not those people out there in the graves. Jesus clearly taught, and the scriptures plainly teach us, that dead people are those who do not know God in reality. At the sounding of the last trump, we shall be raised (in our consciousness) and that last trump could come for you at any moment. Now we’ve always looked at this as a collective experience, and it may be someday. But that last trump for you is when you hear the Word of incorruptibility, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible. “For this corruptible must put on incorruption.” Your unrenewed mind is a real barrier to understanding this truth. This corruptible, this mind-set, this awareness of being separate and alienated from God, this is what we consider as “mortality”. “But this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” And we don’t do that through the Adamic mind. We do that by hearing the Word, the voice of the seventh angel. Revelation 10:7, it says, “When the voice of the seventh angel is heard, all the mystery of God shall be fulfilled.” Well what is the mystery of God, but God manifesting Himself in the flesh? When you begin to hear that seventh angel sound, you will begin to arise in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye and you will totally be changed. What changes is your perception. You were caught up with Him in the air, in heavenly places, where no longer will you rule from the earthly plain. You will rule from the heavenly plain. You will begin to walk in the experience of being seated in heavenly places, and operating from the realm of the heavens rather than from the realm of the earth. You will no longer see yourself as a mortal human being. You will see yourself as a spiritual being. “So when this corruptible shall put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.” Death, the concept that you are something other than what God has made you to be, will be swallowed up and will be no more. “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is in the law.” You want to get people into bondage? Start teaching them law. Start teaching them how that if they are not obedient, they can’t please God, and watch the condemnation and the guilt and the shame come.
God is raising up a people on the earth today, after the Melchizedek order. And we all know about Melchizedek without beginning of days, or end of life. You know that’s who you are when you have a revelation of the incorruptible seed that you are. That’s why you can call no earthly man your father.
2 Timothy 1: 9-10, “He 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 us in Christ Jesus before the world began, but is now made manifest by the appearing of our savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death, and has brought life and incorruptibility to light through the gospel.” But God spoke it to reveal to you the incorruptibility that you are. When you realize you are a spiritual being you cannot be corrupted! However, if you believe you can, you’ll experience it only until the light of God penetrates the darkened mind and explodes throughout your being. Then you will realize you are not a mortal human being. Well, we need to look at Psalm 82. “But God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Defend the poor and fatherless: do just to the afflicted and needy, deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, you are gods; and all of you are children of the most high. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” Why will you die like men? Because you do not know who you are. The word “gods” here is the word “Elohim”. And when it says that God, Elohim, stands in the congregation of the mighty and judges among the gods, the same word is “Elohim”. So Elohim stands in the congregation of the mighty and He judges among the Elohims. How long will it be before we deliver the poor and the needy, those who walk in darkness? Well we can’t do it as long as we are walking in that darkness with them. The same word “Elohim” is used in Genesis chapter 1 when it says, “Let us make man in our image.” We have been in so much darkness. Take it not lightly to be in tune with God. That is your heritage. “I have said, you are gods; – – but you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” – Because you believe you will, because you’re walking in darkness. We’ve had the scriptures for two thousand years, and rather than learn how to follow that anointing that is within us, we’ve run to the arm of flesh for our instruction, and they (our religious instructors) have only kept us in darkness and bondage to keep us under their control. Thank God that is coming to an end!
John 10:33, “The Jews answered Jesus saying, for a good work we don’t stone you, but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a man, makes yourself God. Jesus answered them saying, is it not written in your law, I said, you are gods? If He called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; say ye of Him, whom the Father hath sent into the world, thou blasphemest; because I said I am the Son of God?” I think the scriptures are so clear that they can just grab a hold of us and furthermore and stop this mind that is always speaking contrary to what we know the truth is.
Ephesians 5 says in verse 30, “For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.” We are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. Well is that true? If it is true; how can this body be sick? How can this body be diseased? I’m talking to myself here, as well as anybody else. But you see, it is time that we awake out of sleep. “Arise and shine, for your light is come. And the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isa. 61:1 Nations shall come to the rising of God within you, within His people in these days. No longer do we have to go out and get them. They come to you. When you have the living, abiding Word of God that will change people’s lives, they will run to you, when you won’t gather them unto yourself. You’ll simply teach them that which they have within them. I think a Christian maybe needs to go to a class of few weeks to get clear understanding of that incorruptible seed; a clear understanding that they have an anointing, they don’t need another man, ever again, to teach them, just a few weeks, and leave them alone; and then we come together and fellowship. We really don’t need a man to stand up here and teach us, because we have the teacher inside of us. We have the anointing within us; and when we come together; there will be such a flow of His life. Any who come in among us would be healed. Any who come in among us walking in the darkened understanding of their mind would receive the light of God.
Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Don’t you know that? Well I have known that for years. But today I’m beginning to really understand, learning how to cast down every thing that would point the finger and say, “Look at you! How dare you say that your body couldn’t be sick! Look at you!” I can laugh. I’m just reminded of Abraham. Whenever the accusations would come into my mind, I’d simply remember Abraham who considered not his own body as good as dead. Ah, but Abraham considered Him faithful who had promised. You see, if we look in this realm of flesh for results, I don’t believe it will ever happen. We don’t look to the flesh. We can’t grasp this with our human understanding. But we are members of Christ. That means if you touch someone, Christ is touching them. Ephesians 1:22, (This is the Amplified) “And has put all things under His feet, (meaning Jesus) and has appointed Him the universal and supreme head of the church.” (A headship exercised throughout the world church) which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all (for in that body lives the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete, and Who fills everything everywhere with Himself” That’s the truth! Yet we’ve believed a lie, the lie of the serpent. Do you not know that Jesus had to go through the same lie. I think religion has even painted an unclear picture of Jesus. We have the crazy notion that He was so perfect that it was impossible for Him to sin. I don’t think so. Otherwise He could not have been tempted in all points. Someone said, “Well if you are who you claim you are, let’s see you walk through that wall and let’s see you raise the dead.” What did Jesus say to that? “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to be made bread.” If He did it, it would only prove that He missed the mark. He was tempted in all points. And the only reason that He did not fail is He had a clear, precise understanding that He was the Son of God. And when you and I have a clear, precise understanding that we are what the Word says we are, then not only will we be as He is, we will act out of an experiential walk of being Christ on the earth. In this body lives the full measure of Him who makes everything complete.
“And who fills everything, everywhere with Himself.” Some things? No, all things! Why do you think Paul could stand before a congregation of people and say, “Don’t you know folks, you are complete in Him? You don’t need anything else. You don’t need to change anything about yourself. You are complete! In Him, you are complete! You just need to repent, to change your mind about who you think that you are, because who you think you are doesn’t exist in reality.” You know; the Christian Science people have been misunderstood for years because they say things like, “Well, there’s no sin. There is no sickness. There is no disease.” But folks, until you believe that, until you have an understanding of that; you will not know the full experience of Calvary. My “old man”, that old concept of being a human being, alienated, being separated, being a sinner, living a life of sin that whole mess went to the cross. God became a man. He took that man, representing all of the misconceptions; He took that man into death. And that’s why He came. “If I be lifted up I will draw all men unto me.” John 12:32.
Now another thing about Jesus, He said, “I in my own self – I cannot do anything.” used the word “me” in places that – but we’ve never took any credit from His human existence. Now stop and think about this. Here was a man who was the perfect man, without sin, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin. This man said, “I can’t do anything of myself.” If Jesus could not do anything from his human identity, what makes you think you can? You see, religion will teach us to try. Religion would teach you to go out and heal the sick and raise the dead, and you do it by just praying for everybody. Occasionally you might see someone healed. This is NOT doing only what you hear the Father say to do. This is a form of rebellion.
God, right today, fills everything, everywhere with Himself. Oh if you could see that! At Calvary (you can never hear this enough until you can see it plainly, and boldly declare it,) SIN IS NO MORE! God does not hold man accountable for his sin, because he realizes he is living in a mistaken identity that is not even real. Mankind’s concept of themselves is what they receive from the serpent’s lie of being separated and alienated from God. Once you have awakened, once you are regenerated, that old serpentine nature is exposed for what it is, A LIE. The old man and old creation passed away at Calvary. You come to realize it through regeneration.
In Colossians 3 and verse 10, “And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge.” You know Hosea said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Yet it goes on to say the reason they were destroyed for lack of knowledge is because they rejected knowledge. You can hear the living Word of God spoken from the mouth of His servants today and reject that Word, and be destroyed for lack of knowledge, not because you haven’t heard it, but because you’ve rejected it. We need to be renewed in the knowledge, after the image of Him that created Him. Oh boy that’s good! We have, “put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created Him:” This is the knowledge that we must put on.
This is the incorruptibility that we must put on. This is the immortality that we must put on. The renewed knowledge has been created in the image of God, and we have never lost that standing with God, except we have become alienated and separated in our minds. And that is why Paul said, “You must be renewed in the spirit of your mind”, because until you mind is renewed, you will always think you are something other than what God is. And when your mind begins to be renewed, it is so easy for you then to believe what God has spoken to you. When the anointing within you begins to operate, and you begin to hear and follow that which is in your heart, you will be free from all control. You know, the people who are really free today, are those who have come out of the religious thinking. In the system of Christianity today, freedom is rebellion. Yet a free man, a spiritual free man, is one who is in bondage to no man, will be controlled by no man, will not go to the arm of flesh for his answers; but he knows that the anointing abides within him, and will teach him all things, and will bring to remembrance all things.
We are neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, bound nor free, but Christ is all and in all, not Christ will someday be all and in all, but right today we have put on that new man that is created in the image of Him who realizes that there is neither Jew nor Greek nor sinner nor saved nor lost nor male nor female nor bond nor free, but Christ is all and in all.
We have the privilege of going to people and speaking life to them instead of death, freedom instead of bondage, hope instead of despair, because we see Christ in ALL men. Our perceptions are changing and no longer do we see male nor female, bond nor free, sinner nor saint; we see Christ as all and in all as we hold that vision for our families, or friends, and all those with whom we come in contact. We will begin to see great changes taking place. HALLELUJAH!
INCORRUPTIBLE SEED, THE, Chapters 1-2 [Gary Sigler] 1