MAN the DWELLING PLACE of GOD
BY: GARY SIGLER
Man is God’s divine dwelling place. For many years I believed that because that’s what the scripture said. However it took many years for me to realize and have my eyes open to the fact that we really are a dwelling place of God.
Our purpose for being in the world, is to be manifesting His glorious being, to become a people on the earth that know nothing but the heart-cry of God to bring his creation into a wonderful relationship with our source and with one another.
We are now in the Age of Aquarius. Judging by outward appearance it looks as though we are in a downward spiral. Actually what is happening is the downfall of the negative forces that have been in control of our world. That is the only reason things look so bad. What is actually happening is we are soon entering into the Kingdom Age or a golden age where people are awakening to their spiritual identity and love is the predominate force in their lives. We will soon see the end of negative forces that has kept us in darkness and bondage, especially by religious thought.
We are beginning to realize through our spiritual awakening that we are in control of our lives and no one can keep us from advancing spiritually unless we believe they can. The only power over us from the negative forces is our belief in them.
There is literally a calling out of people everywhere to give them the experience of God having dominion and being revealed in a people. It is not one man; it is a corporate man. There are a people all over the earth today who are saying more than ever before that they are experiencing some of the depths of God that they’ve been hungry for. It’s because of the time that we live in.
God is bringing us into the fullness of being one with Him, and walking in His character and in His nature. We are beginning to have a love like the world has never seen. It’s not a religious thing. It’s simply a love that draws people unto Himself.
In the third verse of II Peter chapter 1, “ According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to His glory and virtue”
For years I fought against the knowledge of good and evil. Yet it says here that we are given all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of Him. Most of the religious world does not really know him. As I once did, they only know what they have been taught about him. The only way that we can ever come into the fullness of God and manifest him is to have a full understanding and revelation of His character and His nature. We must realize above everything else that God is not against us; there’s absolutely nothing that you can do that causes God to turn away from you, and not be willing to help you.
Hebrews 4:12, “The word of God is living and powerful, even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit.” It is the word of God speaking to you, (not the bible) that brings the separation of soul and spirit. That part of you which is spiritual and of His essence, that which is of His nature and character against that part of you which is soulish, and carnal and a religious mentality. God never intended for you to take the natural human life and make it into something better.
I suffered for many years as a Christian, because I was a person who had a bad character. I liked everything that I wasn’t supposed to like. And the only thing that I ever picked up from religion was that God could not help me as long as I chose to remain in sin, and do things that were contrary to His will and nature.
So my understanding was, for God to really be able to help me and really be able to do anything with me, I must bring myself into line with His will; and I must do those things that please Him, and I must NOT do those things that do not please Him. My understanding was that I have to take this person Gary that I had been for twenty-nine years and suddenly begin to live godly.
As a young boy, I was always seeking for God. But by the time I met God in reality, and had the experience of His Spirit filling me, I had been twenty-nine years without any reality at all, seeking God, but no reality. So without the reality, of course I tried to fill myself up with everything else like the world does. Christian or non-Christian, if you are not satisfied in God, if you don’t find a satisfaction and a heart contentment in God, even though you are a Christian and go to church; you’re going to find you satisfaction and contentment in the lusts of the flesh or the pride of life, or the things of the world.
I thought because I was a Christian and liking and doing all the wrong things there was absolutely no hope for me. That’s why I like this verse that says, “According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to His own glory and virtue: whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you will be able to escape the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
Not through making your natural character better, but through the knowledge of God, through a full understanding of His character and nature, and understanding the promises of God. Simply through that, you become a partaker. A Partaker is one who partakes of the nature of God simply through a revelation of nature of God and through the promises of God.
Now one thing I was never taught is that when God makes you a promise, HE is the one who fulfills that promise to you. It’s not up to you. And one of the first instances of that is Abraham: God made Abraham a promise that He was going to make him a father of many nations; and that through him all the nations of the earth would be blessed. You can see through Abraham’s life and through the Old Testament story of what Abraham did, He made many mistakes, but God’s promise was not based upon Abraham’s conduct. God’s promise was based on the covenant that He made. God has made us many, many promises. Those promises do not depend upon our conduct. The promises depend upon God’s faithfulness.
I discovered many years ago that God’s commitment to me was much greater than my commitment to him. His grace is much greater that my obedience. My commitment to God was not near as much as I wanted it to be. I wanted God, but I also was in bondage to the flesh. All that religion could tell me was that because my flesh desired the things that it shouldn’t more than it desired God, there was basically no hope for me. But then I discovered the promise that God made was not to my flesh, but to my spiritual being.
Rom 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. KJV
Gal 3:18 For if the inheritance [of the promise depends on observing] the Law [as these false teachers would like you to believe], it no longer [depends] on the promise; however, God gave it to Abraham [as a free gift solely] by virtue of His promise. AMP
“The promise was made to Abraham and his seed” Paul says – not “seeds” as of many, but as to one. The promise was not made to the carnal man; the promise was made to the “seed”. God has covenanted with His seed that He would bring His seed into fullness. There will come a day when the seed of God will fully manifest the glory of God in all the earth. The carnal man will never do that, because the carnal mind is an enemy of God. The only promise that God has given to that natural carnal humanity and identity is that it will go into death. And it will! There is no way that flesh and blood can enter into the Kingdom of God.
There is no way that you with your carnal understanding and mental assent can enter into the Kingdom of God. God is spirit, and Zechariah 12:1 says, “He formed the heavens. He laid the foundations of the earth, and then He formed spirit within man.”
God formed man from His very own substance. That’s the seed! You have within you the very substance of everything that God is.
God’s covenant is based upon his promise to the seed not our conduct. Living according to the flesh will definitely cause us a lot of problems, because the more our flesh is in rebellion, the more it rises up against God, it is going to cause us a whole lot of problems, but that will not stop God from fulfilling his promise. God is not out to destroy that which He created. God is out to bring restoration, recovery and reconciliation to the seed of God. Calvary was all about God bringing reconciliation, not to the Adamic creation, but to the new creation. There is no place where you can find that God is going to save that old carnal Adamic life style.
The only thing that God is interested in is Christ, because Christ is the seed. And the seed is your true being. The covenant is to the seed, not to you! But yet you are the seed. This is where the Word of God is powerful even to the dividing asunder of the soul and spirit. For years I thought I was just a natural human being not realizing I was a divine human being. I identified with my carnal man and not my spiritual being.
When the Word of God began to operate in me and divide my soul from my spirit, I could very clearly the difference between them. Now the more I look at my carnality, and try to bring my carnal man into obedience to God, I immediately put myself under the law of a carnal commandment which cannot bring forth Christ. There is no way any of us can fulfill what God wants through our natural make-up and character. It’s impossible!
How I pray in these days for God, to open the eyes of the blind! We’ve been talking about the greater works for years. And we couldn’t imagine what could be greater than what Jesus did. The greatest work in all of creation is to be energized with His Spirit, to be full of the glory of the Lord, and then speak life into people.
You can heal people in the physical, but they’re still going to die. Christians by multitudes have been healed, and they still experience very little of God. The greatest miracle in the world is the miracle of life, to have His life energized within you, and then to be able to walk as Jesus said, in the Kingdom of God that is within you.
We have the seed of God on the inside of us, and there is no way, that the seed within us will not be brought to maturity! There is nothing we can do in the carnal mind to make that happen. We must be unveiled to the reality of being a son of God and then begin to focus on the spirit of God within us and function from the mind of Christ.
Nothing can cause God to stop from bringing his sons to maturity. God is never withholding anything from us; it is our darkened mind and understanding that that is the problem. If we understand this, the liberty and the freedom that comes to us is amazing. Religion puts so much responsibility on us to live up to the Christian standard. I was told I may go to hell for smoking and that kept me in bondage for years trying to quit. I did everything I could to quit! I read ten chapters a day. I prayed an hour a day. I went to church every time the doors were open, and I smoked for thirteen years trying to quit and feeling condemned for it. Once I fully understood that God was not condemning me for it I became free from the bondage of it.
Now that I am free from the bondage and the habit of all those things I used to do I am truly free. I am free to have a drink or smoke a cigar with friends. It is wonderful to experience freedom and not be in bondage to anything. Being free does not mean living according to the flesh but, “All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.” 1 Cor 6:12
When I began to learn some of these truths, and I began to see myself according to the flesh, and also according to the spirit; God gave me the grace to be able to look at myself according the spirit, and began to speak and act, and have eyes of faith knowing that regardless of what I was doing in the flesh, God was perfecting the seed. Paul said “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”
Most of us have not known until recent years our true identity. We have always had religious teaching telling us we must conform in an outward way to becoming a good Christian which is impossible for us to do.
Another illustration I like to use is an illustration of a dog. We could take a dog and dress him up in human clothes and put a little bow tie on him and we could tell that dog all about the human life; we could set him up to the table; we could teach him everything in the book about how to be a human, but he’s a dog and he could never become human.
That is what religion has done for years. They tried to teach us humans how to be like God. They have been teaching Adam year after year how to look like God, how to speak like God, how to have the faith of God, how to do the seven steps to divine healing, but we will always be a human trying to be like God unless the divine life in activated in us.
God has simply activated His life within us and now the divine life is functioning within us and we now can live the God kind of life. I knew that when I was first born-again! But because I didn’t understand the division, I didn’t understand the separation of soul and spirit, all I knew was that I was really bad! I had a heart for God! I use to cry over my situation. I wanted so desperately to be like God.
Trying to be like God is the antichrist-spirit because whenever “self”, the carnal nature sits in the temple of God trying to make himself like God; that is the abomination of desolation! God’s not interested in me becoming godly! God is only interested in bringing us through the fires of purification, bringing us through the trials, bringing us totally into death so that His seed can be released and manifest what he is!
For years I wanted to manifest the fruit of the spirit, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, goodness and temperance. I did everything trying to be like God! I could quote you chapters of the bible. I could quote you the book of Ephesians! But I was still trying to make myself godly, and I just could not do it. That is God’s design, because until we come to utter desperation as Paul did in Romans, “Oh wretched man that I am! Who can deliver me from this body of death?” All of a sudden on the inside of me I heard, “I CAN!” You have to hear it within you, “I am able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you can even ask or think.”
You have to hear that resounding from the very depths of your being. And that’s why I say today, “The eyes of the blind are being opened!” One day my eyes were opened to see the real me. I began to discover that there was something so precious, something so lovely, something so wonderfully beyond anything I ever imagined within me; and all I had to do was focus everything that I am ON THAT which is within me.
People tell me that’s a New Age doctrine. Yet our salvation comes from discovering who we really are, because as long as I thought that I was just a human being, I could never make it. God had to take me through the fires until I was utterly hopeless. I even made the confession to many people. I said, “I’m hopeless.” I wanted God; but I wanted my flesh more than I wanted God. And I was honest. I told preachers that, and they said, “I can’t help you. You’re making the wrong choices.” And you know what? They were right. They really couldn’t help me, however when I discovered that everything that I was struggling to become, I already was if I would just focus on the spirit of God within me.
This is being taught in the land today, but nobody taught me this. God by His grace, revealed to me.
We have heard for years, “Walk in the Spirit and live in the Spirit.” I did not know how to do that!” I use to read John chapter 15 over and over and over. I had a preacher tell me one time, “If you want to live godly, read John 15, 16 and 17. Just read it over and over and over.” Well, I did! And of course that was the answer “If you abide in me and I abide in you, you’ll bear much fruit.”
I knew that was the answer, but how do you do that? I knew God was in me because I was taught, “Jesus lives in you.” But still, all of my attention and focus was on somehow getting this God somewhere in the heavens to conform me to what He wanted me to be, when all the time I needed a revelation of Christ in me!
The Apostle Paul said, “When God revealed His Son in me then I was able to go preach to the Gentiles.” Today the eyes of the blind are being opened. We are beginning to get an understanding that the person that I thought I was named Gary Sigler who was born in a physical body with a carnal human nature, that really is not my true identity. I am a divine human being. Just as we have inherited human traits from our parents we have also inherited divine D.N.A. (Divine Nature Activated.)
You cannot hear this with the natural mind. You can only hear this by the spirit. If you don’t hear this by the spirit you can’t handle it. I’m not Gary Sigler according to the flesh, and neither are you. If you get that understanding, and you then focus everything that you are on the Christ, the nature, the loveliness of God that is with in you, you will begin to live from the divine nature.
Oh, I can tell you, you can dig it out like a treasure. Paul says, “We have this treasure in earthen vessels.” I remember one time when I was so discourage, I read Watchman Nee where he said, “There is no vessel that’s so earthy that it does not contain the treasure, because every vessel has the treasure. It just hasn’t been discovered.”
When John first looked at Jesus, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.” There are very few Christians today who really believe those words. Then John said, “He is the true light that lights every man that comes into the world.” And Proverbs says, “The spirit of man is the candle or the
light of the Lord.”
Everyone that comes into the world has a light, and that light is our spirit which is the substance of God. Zechariah 12:1 Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him:
Oh how God’s people today need a revelation and an understanding that the very substance of God’s spirit is who we really are. God doesn’t have a spirit; He is spirit. We don’t have a spirit; we are spirit. We are an individual expression of the one spirit.
Once the revelation and the light of God penetrates deep within our consciousness, and we see that our true nature is spirit, and that when Jesus resurrected from among the dead, He brought a new creation into being we begin to really live. E. W. Kenyon use to say, “He brought into being a new species of beings. Not an old creation made new, but a new creation.
Our children are beginning to be taught from birth that they are spirit and they are not here to be religious, but to manifest the glory of God on the earth. Religion will kill you, because religion takes a carnal man and tries to make him godly. Religion takes the dog, dresses him up and teaches him how to be a man. You can’t do it. The seed of God in you does not have to be taught how to be godly. The seed of God in you needs water, needs nourishment, and needs the sun and the heat and the pressure to break the shell of the outer man, so that the true seed of His life can grow within us.
We do need proper teaching. We need knowledge, but we desperately need people that can teach us that we can hear and understand and receive the revelation and light of God for ourselves.
Today we are in the Melchizedek priesthood. The Aaronic priesthood ended at the cross. However Christianity has perpetrated the Aaronic priesthood ever since the cross, and has never dropped it. We are always looking for a man who can teach us, always looking for a man who can pray for us, always looking for a man with a gift of healing who can heal me, always looking for a mediator between me and God, because we feel that someone else has more pull with God than we do. This is the Old Testament principle of one man being the mediator between man and God. The New Testament principle is every man from the least to the greatest shall know and hear God.
The Melchizedek priesthood is not just a man standing for you in the presence of God, although a Melchizedek priest will do that. But Melchizedek is God Himself coming to you bringing to you the bread of His Word and the wine of His enjoyment. A Melchizedek priest does not in any way control our life. He simply ministers the Living Bread and wine that nourishes us and causes us to be strengthened in our spirit. A priest does not remind us of our failures but helps us to realize the power of an endless life that is within us to overcome the world of appearances.
We have had a lot of knowledge taught in the church, but we haven’t heard much about the Melchizedek Priest. We have not been taught the full revelation and knowledge of the Father heart of God. God is absolutely one hundred percent on our side. If we are in rebellion, and walking in the wrong direction, we will be taken through the fires of purification, but God will never leave or forsake us.
I want to reiterate again what Paul says in Galatians, “God has made a covenant with the seed - not many seeds, but with one seed.” God has placed His very own substance within us and that is who we are in reality. I know I keep saying this, but we are created of the very substance of God who is spirit.
God would not bring us into creation, something of His very own substance and then leave us to ourselves, leave us in our rebellion, lust and carnality. If you know him and understand His character and his heart, if you ever stand in His courts and sense His heart for humanity, you would never say that God ever gives up on one human being that is ever born.
Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Rom 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Can you tell me of one person that God did not foreknow? Then that means that whatever you must go through in your life is to bring you to the expected end that God designed for you. God works on you from the inside out.
God’s commitment is to the seed. We all may suffer at times but God will never give up on us until we stand in the magnificence of His glory. We use to sing a song, “God will never give up on you.” Do you remember that song? It’s really true! We didn’t really have a proper understanding at the time. We thought that God’s faithfulness depended on our obedience. If you listen to some of the songs that we’ve sang over the years in church; the songs have the wonderful message of God’s unconditional love. Some teach unconditional love, but really do not believe it, because unconditional love in the theology of man says, “Yes, God has conditional love, but if you don’t walk in obedience, if you don’t make yourself a better person, then God can’t help you.” However we know that He that began a good work in us will complete it.
God’s desire and perfect will is the same for every person that is ever born. That will is simply this: He wants fill you with Himself so that whatever you do comes out of the flow of His life. Your body is a dwelling place for God. God enjoys experiencing life in this dimension. All things have already been given to you to complete your mission on earth.
2 Tim 1:9 “Who hath saved us, and called us with an 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”
We have no idea how far reaching this truth is! We came into this world with a promise that we would be perfected, that God would never give up on us. God’s promise is to the seed of His life that we are. God would never ever give up on that which He brought into being.
So many Christians are concerned about the will of God for their lives not realizing it is so simple. Many go into the mission field and try to save the world and miss God by trying to do something they think God wants them to do. If God wants you to do something it will not require you to raise money or do anything to make it happen. If you sense that God wants you to do something you just say yes and all things to make it happen will fall into place for you. Carol and I have experienced this many times in our life.
As we become aware of Christ living in us as us we find that as people are around us or any length of time at all, they begin to change, and you don’t have to preach to them.
“You are the salt of the earth,” Matt 5:14-16 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
These words which were spoken 2000 year ago are just now becoming a reality to people all over the world. The reality of being a manifestation of God on the earth is beginning to dawn in our consciousness.
It is so important to have a revelation of the Father-heart of God and to understand some basic scriptural truths like “Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.” Now that is either true or it is not. I had to face that one-day, in my sinful condition as a Christian walking in many areas that I shouldn’t walk in, I had to face some of these truths. Did He or did He not take away the sin of the world?
God so beautifully revealed to me that what I was in the flesh was because of my mistaken identity. I was told by religion “Your sin will separate you from God.” Well, if that is true, then He really didn’t take away the sin of the world. The only thing that stops our awareness of living in His presence, and living in the joy of His presence is our belief in the separation.
If you believe that your sin separates you from God and you are sinful person that cannot break the bondage and you believe that separates you from God, then you’re in a hopeless situation.
We talk about the power of the gospel. Yet in most people’s mentality, the power of the gospel is healing the sick and opening the physically blind eyes. That’s the concept we have of the power of God.
The power of the gospel is to open the eyes of the blind so that they may see and taste the Spirit of the living God that is within their very own being. The power is in speaking the words of spirit and life that cause the lame, those not able to walk in the kingdom to be able to walk in spirit.
When we begin to experience life, we change. You don’t have to try to change. You don’t have to feel bad because you’re this way or that way. You simply have to understand the division between soul and spirit. When I have the revelation that Christ lives in me, and I begin to focus on that which I really am I begin to change and Christ once again begins to walk the earth.
We will never be transformed by the flesh or religious practices. We are transformed by turning in the midst of our carnal condition, and learning how to feast in the presence of God, knowing that we have a Lamb of God that took away the sin of the world.
The more we try in the flesh to make ourselves godly, the further we fall from what grace really is. Grace doesn’t allow you to remain in your carnality. When you really understand grace it sets you free. It doesn’t allow you to remain in your carnal condition. It sets you free from it.
Grace is the ability, as it says in Hebrews, to come boldly to the throne of grace to find help in time of need. I never had anybody tell me that! My greatest need was to get to God in my sinful condition. No one ever told me, “Gary, you are ok just as you are you just keep seeking after God and you will be delivered.”
I was told, “You can’t get to God and live this life-style.” Well then if that’s true, then God’s commitment to me is dependent on my commitment to Him. So why do we need God? Why do I need a deliverer, if I deliver myself? If it’s my Bible reading and my prayer, and all my religious activities that deliver me, why do I need a savior?
I met one who was able to reach down in the despair and in the hopelessness and show me a little light, and say unto me, “Gary, my covenant is with the seed. You were my idea. I brought you into being. I formed you of my very own substance. And as your Father, it is my responsibility to bring you into fullness of my Will for your life. If I do not do that, I would be an irresponsible parent. I created you; therefore I am responsible for you. I know how to purify you through the baptism of fire.”
I am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him. I am not able by trying to perfect myself, but now I realize that that person that I was in the flesh is not who I really am. I am the manifestation of what God intended for all of creation to be, and that is simply is a vessel that He can fill and manifest His loveliness to a lost and a dying world.
God in these days is filling His temple. We are beginning to experience Mic 4:1 “But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.”
If you know that you are the house of the Lord, the temple and habitation of God, then these verses are very important for you to receive revelation on. The day in which we are living, the mountain of the house of the Lord is being established in the top of the mountains.
What this means in simple terms is that in the last days, the house of the Lord, which is His dwelling place, His abiding place, His habitation, His people, are going to be established in the highest revelation of the knowledge of God ever known to man. God is going to reveal his fullness in a people that will fulfill his purpose on the earth. God commissioned man in the very beginning to take dominion over the earth and subdue it. "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth" (Gen. 1:26).
The Old Testament Tabernacle built by Moses was a type and shadow of the real temple, which is God dwelling in His people. There has been, and still is somewhat of a veil over even the present day saints of God when it comes to seeing the full reality of this heavenly vision. God wants to fully reveal, live, and manifest Himself in His people. This is what Moses saw and experienced when he was on the mountain. When he came down, his face shined with the glory of God and he put a veil over his face signifying that the people were veiled to the full reality of God manifesting in his people at that time.
Today the veils are being removed as we enter into a higher consciousness or awareness of Christ in us. No longer are we fighting a devil outside of us. We are conquering our enemies within by knowing our true identity. Let God Arise within us and our enemies will be scattered.
The Lord is rising in his temple. I know there is a lot of talk in the religious world about some of the things that are going on in Jerusalem. Some people are looking for the temple to be rebuilt there. God is building his temple today, but he is not interested in rebuilding the Old Testament temple in Jerusalem.
In these days the Lord is building His temple. And it’s not a temple in Jerusalem. Jesus said “I will build my church.” The church he is building is the magnificent, living, vibrating presence of God in a people.
We can enter the presence of God without any restrictions and find the grace to help in time of need. The veil has been rent for two thousand years, but we haven’t experience it much. We have known it, but we haven’t entered in, because we haven’t understood that to enter in is something internal. The veil of the flesh has been rent and you can begin to taste, and sense, and walk in the Kingdom of God, not “someday”, but today.
You can never do it “someday”. It will never work “someday”. You’re either walking in the Kingdom of God now, or you’re not. The time is now. The time is not “someday”; the time is now that we can enter in and begin to walk in the inner-man.
We can begin to react from the inner-man. We can begin to love from the inner-man. We can begin to reconcile the world from the inner-man. That’s what’s happening. Nobody has to perform in an outward way. Today, we can meet together in a home or in a building, it makes no difference. What makes a difference is to know that you are the spirit of the living God in human form. I know how hard that is to hear with the natural ears. Religion will crucify you for saying such a thing.
The scripture says, “Behold the tabernacle of God is with men.” We think that’s after we die, or we think it coming some day off in the future. However it is here today! It was here when Jesus walked the earth. But very few had the eyes and the understanding to be able to receive what He said. Even today it’s the same. We’re looking everywhere for the Kingdom of God. We’re running here and there. Every time we hear God is moving somewhere, we run there to try to find Him. Jesus said, The kingdom will never come with observation. You’ll never see it with the carnal mentality and the natural understanding, because the Kingdom of Heaven, that which you seek, everything that will satisfy your heart’s desire is not any place outside of you; it is within you.
Everything that you could possibly desire that pertains to the Kingdom of God is in the seed of God. Just as the natural seed of corn planted in the ground produces the corn kingdom, so the seed of God in you produces the God Kingdom! It has nothing to do with who you think you are in the flesh. When we get the proper nourishing, the proper watering, the proper fellowship, and be around people who can speak according to the Spirit, those who can speak spirit and life, we will come alive.
You won’t have to correct people in an outward way. Spiritual authority is not for bringing correction to people. You love people. You minister to people. You water and nourish the seed that’s within them, and you will bring forth life in them.
We are so blessed today because we are around ministers all over the U.S. that are astounded and thrilled with what God is doing. The eyes of the blind are being opened for people to see who they really are, why they are here, and certainly where they are going. It is a wonderful thing to really see that God in you is sufficient.
For many years I prayed to the God up in the heavens, not realizing that everything that God is, is within my very own being. I still pray but yet it’s different. One way I explain it is like this: Psalms says that He has prepared a table before you in the presence of your enemies. So my enemies I discovered were not devils, my enemies were not everything in the airwaves, the principalities, and the powers. My real enemy was that which was inside of me, my lust, my bitterness, my greed, all of that. That’s the enemies! And so God said, “I have prepared a table for you in the very midst of your enemies.”
I learned that when I become focused on all the wrong things I’d simply begin to turn and fellowship with my father and say, “Oh Father, I’m so thankful. I’m so grateful that you have prepared a table for me in the very presence of this enemy within me. I’m so thankful that you bring to me the bread of your Word and the wine of your enjoyment. I’m so thankful to know that I have been delivered from the power of darkness.”
His life must increase in us so that our natural carnal life falls into the ground so that the seed of His life might grow. We can see that in nature all around us. So don’t ever condemn yourself. Whenever you fall into sin, whenever temptation gets the best of you, if you really understand God, you will never again bring yourself under condemnation.
The more you struggle with and focus your attention on your sins, and on your inabilities and your habits and the things that keep you in your mind, separated from God, the more you focus on these, the worse you’ll become. Learn to feast on God in the very presence of your enemies. Know that God is for you, not against you. God will bring every one of us into the fullness of His plan and purpose for our life.
“As new born babes, (Peter says) desire the pure milk of the Word.” You may feel that you are very weak in being able to live a godly life. However as you begin to experience the spirit increasing in you, and you have the water of life flow in you and it begins to grow, it will push out everything in your being that’s not according to godliness. It is not about self-effort. It’s not about performance based theology. They should have learned that in the Old Testament under the law. Man is not perfected by the natural man trying to bring himself into obedience. The law is only fulfilled as we discover the Spirit of God within us, and then begin to fellowship and seek after God regardless of our condition, and know that His love is unfailing, His love is unconditional, His commitment is unconditional, and He will perfect that which concerns us.