MISTAKEN IDENTITY

BY:  DAVID JOHNSON

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The Abundant Life

The Human Ego

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OUR TRUE IDENTITY

No Fear

Walking In Tabernacles

You Are Spirit

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Walking In Love

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CHAPTER ONE

In Genesis, we have learned that God created man from the dust of the ground or the dust of the earth. God is now establishing His Kingdom in this earth.  The earth that the Kingdom of God is now being established in is man. Those who are now beginning to understanding the eternal plan and purpose of God are not waiting for anything to happen except the Kingdom becoming more and more manifest in our lives daily, from one degree of glory to another. The days of waiting for God to appear are over because God is appearing within us. Paul said in Romans 8:2, “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made free from the law of sin and death.”

This has been a very intriguing scripture to me for many years because from this we can see that man has two Laws that he lives by. He is either living by the Law of the Spirit of Life that’s in Christ Jesus, his true identity, or he’s living by the Law of Sin and Death, which is the law of the Adamic life, which is his mistaken identity.   The Law of Sin and Death is your carnal mentality (your wisdom derived from your five senses) and your carnal understanding of things. We are birthed into this carnal Adamic realm of life as mortal people, not really knowing where we have come from, who we are, what we are here for, and where we are going. So because we do not know these things, we take on the false identity of an Adamic life. This Adamic life has a Life Law, and this Life Law is one of Sin and Death. No matter how many times he goes to church, no matter what he does, Adam is under the Law of Sin and Death, because Adam is definitely in a mistaken identity.

Today we are beginning to minister from the realm of Tabernacles. We are not ministering from the realm of Pentecost, because Pentecost represents the Holy Place. In the Holy Place there is both you and God. The Holy Place is that period in our lives when we recognize that God is in us. We have the living God of the universe in us but there is also the false sense of the ego or self life. In other words, Pentecost is a mixture. In Pentecost, I have had my eyes unveiled to the reality that God lives in me, but it’s still me and God.  In my temple is both the Adamic consciousness and the Christ consciousness and the Adamic consciousness is under the Law of Sin and Death.

When I begin to see that Christ is really in me, the Adamic life in me wants desperately to continue on to perfect Adam in me. I know God is in me and I have somewhat of an understanding of what it would be like to fully manifest His life because I can learn how Jesus lived when He was here.  So I set out to try to reproduce in Adam what is in Christ.  As a result, even though I have Christ in me in the Holy Place, there is within me a mixture. In the Holy Place, we can feed on Christ because we have the light of life and it’s a wonderful experience, but in our minds it is still Adam and Christ together in one temple.

Today, by faith, we have entered into the Feast of Tabernacles. We may not be fully expressing all that God is, but we have crossed the threshold of living totally in the spirit. We have left the Pentecostal realm and we have entered the realm of Tabernacles. In Pentecost, you are still fighting devils, you are still battling the flesh, you still have sickness, death, and disease.  It’s all still there in the realm of Pentecost because Pentecost is a mixture. But once you begin to enter into the Most Holy Place, or Tabernacles, even in a small degree, you will discover that there is nothing left in you but God.

In the Holy of Holies it’s no longer me and God, it is no longer Adam and Christ, it is only Christ. This is only hard to understand because our hearts have been blinded by the mistaken identity that we have had in Adam. Paul said in 1 Cor 6:17, (KJV) “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” (NIV) “But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.”

He also said in Eph 4:4 (NIV) There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope when you were called.

We can see from these scriptures that when we are joined to the Lord there is only one Spirit in Christ and that Spirit is His Spirit. Breathren, we have been deceived by the duality that is in Adam. In Adam, we see ourselves as being spirit, soul and body and having the Spirit of Christ living in us also. This is why I say that in Pentecost we have duality; that is Christ and me. We must begin to realize that when we walk in the spirit we are one with Christ and it is all Him. Paul said in Galations 5:16 (KJV), “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”

When you walk in the Spirit it is all God because there is only one Spirit in Christ. Paul said in 2 Cor 5:17 (KJV), “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.”

Notice that it is in Christ that everything has become new and the old has passed away!!!!  In Pentecost, or the Holy Place, I can taste deeply of His riches, and I can try to be conformed to His image, but it’s still Adam trying to be as God. In the Holy Place, we learn to feed on the Bread of Life until the Adamic consciousness is swallowed up by Christ. Then we are ready to enter into Tabernacles.

THE ABUNDANT LIFE

When I enter into Tabernacles, the Holiest of all, the God of glory appears, and in that place there is no Adam.  In Tabernacles, Adam is fully dealt with. There is no more desire or ambition. There is no desire for personal gain and there is no ambition to be something, because the Adamic consciousness is gone. We no longer desire to be or do anything but the will of the Father.  Adam, the carnal human consciousness, is always doing, planning, and organizing and trying to produce the Kingdom of God in the earth through carnal means and methods.

In Tabernacles, you do not try to do or become anything; you just are what you are. In Tabernacles, we are seated with Christ in a state of being and consciousness, and we live by Christ without trying to do anything. Christ is not worrying about how to establish His Kingdom, and neither are His sons. He is unfolding within us, just as a flower unfolds to reveal the glory of the flower. There is no struggling and no striving because there is just a state of being and enjoying life. This is the abundant life that Jesus taught us that He came to give.

THE HUMAN EGO

Some of God’s people are hearing this message of Tabernacles with Pentecostal ears.   You cannot hear the message of Tabernacles without being given the ears to hear about Tabernacles. By this I simply mean that it must be revealed to you by His Spirit.  As the Holy Spirit continues to unveil the Christ within us He is replacing our limited human consciousness with our true consciousness, which is Christ. If you are not able to accept the fact that the real you and God are one, you are still in Pentecost, and it will be hard for you to hear this message. By one I mean that the prayer that Jesus prayed in John 17:20-21, (NIV), has come to pass within me.

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”

Jesus taught very plainly that God and man are one.  In John 10:34-36 (NIV) He said, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are gods’? If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came–and the Scripture cannot be broken– what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’?”

We need to have the Adamic veil lifted from our eyes. as the apostle Paul prayed so many,  many years ago in Eph. 1: 17-20, (NIV) “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,…”

And in 2 Cor. 3:12-18 (NIV) Paul wrote, “Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

We need a revelation of Christ within us and we need to discern the difference between the Adamic consciousness and the Christ consciousness. Most of God’s people today do not realize that the human ego, the carnal consciousness, needs to be totally consumed by Christ. Christ is our true identity, not the human consciousness. The Adamic consciousness is what keeps us bound and limited. The carnal consciousness knows that it cannot possibly live as Jesus lived on the earth. The human consciousness cannot possibly multiply the loaves and fishes. Yet because we do not realize that we are living by a mistaken identity, we keep trying to perfect the Adamic consciousness in us.

Because of our false identity, we feel condemned, because we cannot do that which we know deep inside of us (our Christ consciousness) we should be able do. When your eyes are opened to see that Christ is your true identity, then you will begin to realize that all the struggling you have done in Adam is to no avail. You then can focus your attention on the reality of the law of the Spirit of Life within you. This Law of the Spirit of Life is much more than head knowledge. I knew for years that Christ was in me and the Law of His Life freed me from the Law of Sin and Death, but I had very little experience living in it and no one to teach me how.

This is a progressive revelation. The more you turn your attention away from your Adamic consciousness and focus your attention on Christ within, the more you will experientially walk in the Spirit.  Jesus is the door to show us the way to the Father. As the door, He is the example to demonstrate to us the way to our true identity.  He used the illustration of the vine and the branches to show our oneness with Him. The vine and branches have the same life. The life of the vine in us is our true identity.

Jesus had a human consciousness, but He realized that He could do nothing of Himself but only that which the Father willed Him to do. He lived by His divine consciousness, not from His Adamic consciousness. He knew that as a man He was limited, but as the Son of God, His true identity, He could do all things.

God is purifying the hearts and the desires of His people that they no longer want to do anything that is not of Him. The Law of Sin and Death is simply where our carnal nature is still, in some degree, operating in our life. Every time that our carnal nature has a godly desire, the Law of Sin and Death has to come into effect, because the Adamic nature has to be brought to where it is utterly destitute, like Paul, when he cried out, “Oh wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from this body of death?

The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus (our new nature) supersedes the Law of Sin and Death (our old carnal nature). Every life has a Life Law.  Adam, our carnal nature, has a Life Law that constantly brings us into sin and death. You cannot defy a law.  For example, the law of gravity. If you get on a building and jump off, the law of gravity is going to pull you down. You cannot live out of Adam without the Law of Sin and Death pulling you down.

I don’t care how strong your desires for God are, I don’t care how bad you want Adam to be conformed into Christ; he cannot be. The law of his life will continually pull you down when he tries to be godly. God designed it that way, because in the Tabernacles realm there is no place for carnality, none! Even in the Old Testament, it said, “No man can see God and live” (Ex. 33:20). The moment that Christ begins to appear within you, you see that Adam is dead. And when you realize this, then you will understand the scripture that says, “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. (2 Th. 2:8)

He destroys that Law of Sin and Death that is continually pulling you down and not allowing you to operate in the realm of spirit.  The Law of the Spirit of His Life, however, raises you above the Law of Sin and Death.  The only way you can defy the law of gravity is to get into a higher law, the law of lift. An airplane can defy the law of gravity.  In like manner when you begin to enter into Tabernacles, the Law of His Life supersedes and raises you above the Law of Sin and Death.

CHAPTER TWO

OUR TRUE IDENTITY

Who are we?  There’s a lot of confusion about this, because some people are not hearing this message with Tabernacles ears. They’re hearing people say, “We are God.” Whenever Adam, (our carnal nature) says, “I am God,” that is the abomination of desolation.  Whenever self sits in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God, it is blasphemy.  However, if you enter into the realm of Tabernacles and God fills your temple with His glory, tell me, who are you?  And if you come into that place where the apostle Paul says that the Church, the body of Christ, is the fullness of Him who fills everything, everywhere with Himself, please tell me who are you? Are you beginning to hear what I’m saying?

If Adam no longer motivates me and if I’m not driven by the natural desire to be godly, and if there’s nothing in me any longer that tries to be godly and I simply rest in His ability to do that in me which I cannot do, and He begins to replace all my good, carnal, natural desires and with the Law of His Life, and He fills my temple with Himself and His glory, then who am I, and what is my true identity?

This is what is beginning to happen and this is what the world is longing to see. God manifested in humanity.  If you don’t see this, you’ll go to the grave waiting for the Sons to be manifested. You have to understand that you are not a carnal human being. You must understand that if you still see you and God as two separate beings, then you are living in a mistaken identity, like it or not, accept it or not.

Don’t just turn off what God can do for you because of your Pentecostal mind set and attitude.  And whatever you do, don’t regulate all of this to sometime in the future. In Pentecost there is still us and God because in Pentecost is where we discover that God is in us. When I was living fully in the realm of Pentecost I could see clearly that there was me and God.  However there are times now when I walk in Tabernacles in that realm where there is nothing but Him. When I walk into that realm I can see that the work is finished and that there is absolutely nothing any longer that I need to do. I don’t need to be anything, I don’t need to aspire for anything, I just need to bask in the presence of my God. In that realm David (in his carnal nature) doesn’t exist because my carnal nature has been crucified with Christ.

When we stand manifesting the glory of God, who are we?  It is true that the carnal mind may get involved and as a result we have people running around saying, “I am God,” that are no more walking in the reality of Tabernacles than someone in the outer court.  But just because someone else is running around claiming to be God does not mean that you cannot have the ability and the understanding to walk into that realm of Tabernacles where there is nothing but God.

Jesus never ran around telling people that He was the Son of God. On the contrary, He told people that HE was the Son of Man. For years, some of the Kingdom and Sonship preachers have been telling the world what God is going to do.  Jesus said 2000 years ago (if you can hear it), “The kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:20-21) Those who heard entered in, and those who didn’t hear were waiting for something to happen.

Because we haven’t understood the message of the Kingdom, Adam has been trying to build the Kingdom of God for 2000 years and has done nothing but made a miserable, mockery of the Kingdom of God.  Flesh and blood cannot and will not ever enter into the Kingdom of God. The message concerning Tabernacles is such a message of rest and relaxation. Christianity for years has been trying to teach Adam how to be like God, and, as a result, has covered over our true identity with the veil of trying to make Adam perform according to godliness.

The Law of Sin and Death is so prevailing in our churches today. The systematized theology of our day is absolutely under the Law of Sin and Death. The Aaronic priesthood ended at the Cross. The veil of the temple was rent at the Cross, yet, today people are waiting and waiting, and praying and praying, and hoping and hoping to someday go beyond the veil, when all the time it’s been rent wide open. With just a little bit of faith and a little bit of understanding of your inheritance and who you are in Christ will cause you to enter in.

I am not Adam because Adam will never be worthy to enter into the Holiest of All. Adam is dead. He died with Jesus. This is why so many ministers today are calling the Ademic life a mistaken identity. If you are still functioning in the Adamic life and are still living the life of trying so desperately to be godly, always trying to make yourself better, always making resolutions, and always confessing your sins, you are living in a mistaken identity.

You must receive the revelation that there is a life in you that has never known sin. There is a life in you that has never known death. There is a life in you that’s called eternal life.  It’s not something you got when you were born again, it’s something you had before you were born and were unaware of.  We are not Adam and we are not a human race of people trying to be godly. If we are, we will go to the grave. I tried for 50 some years to make Adam godly and I never succeeded even a little bit. And even if I had the strong willpower and the character to make Adam into what religion says is a good Christian, what have I gained? When I would stand before God He would have to say to me, “Depart from me, I don’t know you.” Would I be a Good person, of course! Go to church all the time, read ten chapters a day, pray for an hour a day, pray in the Holy Ghost for an hour a day, and God would say, “I never knew you.”

How could that be? Well, the only way that He can know you is to become you. Tabernacles is an intimate, intimate relationship. The word we use as ‘know’ is the Greek word ‘eido, i’-do’ which means to see and to have an intimate relationship with. We cannot know God until, at least in a small degree, He becomes us. Then we begin to understand the spiritual truths that have been hidden in the Word. Men think they can have Bible classes and teach people how to operate by Kingdom principles. This is very important for those who are searching for answers and who have their spiritual ear opening because the understanding only comes by revelation.

Teachers have been trying to teach people how to set the Kingdom of God up on the earth for 2000 years now and it just doesn’t work. No matter how good Adam is and no matter how much Adam wants God, when you put him in the role of leadership, whether it be in the church or in the community, there are still going to be some hidden agendas hidden motives in him. There is still some self-seeking and self-gain, and it corrupts. Jesus said, “A little leaven corrupts the whole.”

You must realize that you are not Adam. The real you is Christ. Paul said in Gal 2:20 (KJV), “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 

This is the true understanding of Hebrews 4:12 which says (KJV), “The word of God is living and operative, even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit.”

When I first began to understand these truths, God began to show me very clearly the difference between Adam and Christ. Once I had an understanding of the father-heart of God, which is never, ever condemning, it helped me deal with the Adamic nature. God is always pouring out His love and His correction. His purpose it to bring us more fully into an understanding of who He is in us. Not to reveal to us who we will become.  You will never become anything in God, but He will become everything in you.

There are a lot of people running around trying to become godly and some even declare that they are God, or that they are the Christ. You have to be in the right realm to see this, or at least you have to have had a vision. Many people today are seeing this, but they won’t cross over. They will say, “Brother, it’s blasphemous for you to declare you are God.”  Well, I agree with that 100%, and I don’t say I’m God. But I do say this: If Adam is replaced, and God has filled me with His life, and when we come together we express, as the Word says, the fullness of Him who fills everything everywhere with Himself. if I am not Christ, then who am I?  I am not the corporate Christ, but I am a part of those who make up the corporate Christ.

Can the Body be of a different nature than the Head?  I believe that the greatest problem in the universe is man’s mistaken identity. Because of this when people hear this with Pentecostal ears they think that it’s New Age, or they think it’s seducing spirits. They have become blinded to the truth because of the God of this world has blinded them with this mistaken identity.

NO FEAR

Listen! as long as you’re still in fear, of any kind whatsoever, whether that fear is for yourself, or for those you are ministering to or fear for the young ones in the Body of Christ, you have not yet entered into the realm of Tabernacles. You have not yet seen that God is all in all. You have not yet seen that “Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world” (Acts 15:18).  You do not understand that He truly is the head of all principalities and powers in the heavenly realms and the earthly realms, and above the earth and below the earth, and in the sea and under the sea. Col 1:13-20

You have not yet seen that He is Lord of all, because if you do, you will no longer have any fear. If you have fear of being deceived and fear for others being deceived, you don’t know the fullness of God’s love.  Known unto God are all of His works. Because I have been an avid seeker of God all my life, I have seen deception. Yet God has used that very thing to teach me some things and give me some understanding that I would never have received any other way.  Even deception will work to your good if you keep seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.

Do you think that God birthed you into the world and then just left you alone to work yourself into whatever you needed to be?  There are a lot of Christians that believe this. I know that before my feet ever stepped on this earth God had a perfect plan and purpose for my life. Not for David and not for that identity that I picked up at birth. He has no plan for that. It takes several years of going through His dealings and workings until you realize that is what you need to let go of. In Adam, you are afraid to let go of your will power to keep him under control. You are afraid that if you do he will go out into the world and do the things that he has wanted to do all the time. I really understand that, because I’ve been there and done that.

But until you let go, you’ll never know if God is able to keep you.

I really know that He will because He has kept me! You have to understand what I’m saying here. Listen, if God has really called you (and He has), then you’re going to go through some of the most horrible fires of tribulation. Today, God is giving us a vision beyond the realm of Pentecost. However, God won’t bring you into that realm until the Potter has finished His work, because Adam cannot enter into Tabernacles. In the Holiest of All, in the realm of Tabernacles, there is nothing but God. I’m not telling you that I’m fully walking in Tabernacles and there’s nothing of me left, but I’m telling you that more and more, day by day, there is less and less of my carnality. You may say, “Well, I certainly don’t see any improvement.”  That may be true but you can’t see what is happening inside of me and what is taking place right now. But just stick around.  It will be revealed soon!

WALKING IN TABERNACLES

Now you say, how do I know if I’m really there? You know! You know when you’re just being religious or when, at times, you can sense the fullness and the closeness of God. There are times when there’s just God in you, there is not both Adam and God. God is producing sons on the earth, not someday, but today.  If you are not manifesting today, at least to some degree, the Son of God, you’ll go to the grave and never be a manifested Son. You don’t have to wait for this because it is not something to be waited upon; it’s something to enter into.

Many have gone to people who had great deliverance ministries and wanted them to cast the devil out of them.  Boy, wouldn’t it be nice if you could just cast this thing out of you. It’s just not that easy. You can’t cast Adam out.  The truth is that in reality Adam is no more. Children that are being born in the earth today are going to begin to be taught their true identity. That’s when you’ll see the children stand up. and they will sound like the wisdom of the ages.

The reason that God has not brought some of you into this is that He hasn’t got you to the place where you are willing to lay down every one of your agendas. If you want to have a ministry, if you want to be a speaker, if you want to be an author, if you want to be anything, you are not ready for God to be all in all in you. That has to be a working of God, because Adam will never want to give up totally. You can’t come into this thing wanting anything for yourself. But if you’ll understand what you are going to get on the other side, then anything that you might want now will seem absolute dung compared to what you will have when you enter into Tabernacles.

There are no personal agendas in the Kingdom of God. You may feel that God has given you a ministry, and of course you want to fulfill it, but you have to realize that if God has really given you a ministry, then God will bring it to pass.  The moment you put your hands on it, you absolutely defile it.  If God gives you some understanding of Tabernacles and begins to pull you into that area where there is nothing but God, you’ll be more than happy to lay down your personal agendas.

We have to quit hearing with natural ears and understanding. If you are hearing me with natural ears it’s not going to help you, not one bit. If every word that I speak to you is absolutely from the throne and the heart of God, but you are hearing it with natural ears, it will do you no good. The most it will do is stir up the Adam in you to try to be better. The prayers that the apostle Paul prayed, I have prayed for years.

“Lord, open the eyes of my understanding. God I so desperately want to see into the realm of the Kingdom.”

This is what is happening today? The eyes of the blind are being opened.  The eyes of the spiritually blind, those who sit in darkness, those who are bound in religious traditions are being opened. Those who have heard words like this for years and have heard about the Kingdom of God can imagine what it would be like, but they’ve been blinded and deaf. Today, the eyes of the blind are being opened and the ears of the deaf are being unstopped.  Those who are sitting in religious dungeons and traditions are beginning to see and hear and as a result the lame are beginning to walk.  Every one of us when we come into the revelation and an understanding of who we are, can say as Jesus did when Philip asked Him to show them the Father, John 14:8-11. (NIV) “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?  Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.”

If you want to see the Father manifest come and live with me for awhile. Will you see someone who doesn’t make mistakes or someone who never misses God?  No!  But, I guarantee you, if you come and live with me, you’ll see God manifested.  I know many of us are excited and think we have it made because we’ve come a long way.

We are not in the old religious system anymore. We’re not in an old, cold, dead move of God anymore, but there is still so much of the Adamic mind set that we have. Before we can walk from the realm of Pentecost into the Holiest of Holies, everything of the Adamic mind set has to fall by the wayside. You cannot become the presence of God on the earth and have Adam alive. To become the presence of God on the earth and to become a dwelling place where God absolutely, totally swallows you up, all of the human belief systems must fall away. The reason that we are not fully walking in and listening, to our infallible guidance System (the Holy Spirit) is that we are still clinging to the old human beliefs and limitations and religious precepts and concepts.

There was a time a few years ago when I was interested in the deliverance ministry and everyone that I talked to about it saw demons everywhere.  As I thought about the Devil and casting out demons I was seeing demons everywhere.  Then one day the Lord said to me, “You are more concerned about the devil and demons than you are about me.” That’s when I begin to teach about seeking His Face. Once you cross the threshold of the Holy of Holies, there is nothing there but God. And your vision is suddenly focused on Him because that is all that is there. There is no more Adam to pull you down. There are no more devils who can defeat you. When you begin to enter into that realm there is absolutely nothing that can hinder you or can stop you in any way from being able to do that which God has called you to do.

When you come into the Holy of Holies you will begin to look and see everything and everybody through the eyes of God. You cannot enter the Holy Holies and look with the eyes of God and see evil.  You just can’t do it! God’s eyes are too wonderful to behold evil.  In the realm of Pentecost where it was me and God, I saw so many other things. We see all of the evil in the world and we see all the faults in other people. But once you enter into Tabernacles you will begin to see with the eyes of God that all things are complete. You are then able to see the end from the beginning.

Please!  Understand that even in Tabernacles we grow through a process.  From sixty fold to 100 fold. Your eyes are opened as the revelation of God’s eternal purpose comes into focus. What you must understand is that in Christ all things are finished and complete.  Absolutely nothing that needs to be added to Christ, nothing.  We have been so centered on our condition in the natural that it absolutely hinders us from interring into the land where there is nothing but God.

Listen!  Whatever you focus your attention on will be attracted to you.  Not too many years ago, I was focusing on my inability’s, shortcomings and focusing on my habits and on those things in my life that were not of God. I couldn’t get away from them because they were all I could see and the more I focused on them, the worse I became. I told God that I wanted to go back into the ministry but that I would not do it unless He would allow me to see into the spirit world so I would know what was happening.  I was expecting Him to let me see all the demonic work that was going on in peoples lives and boy did I receive the shock of my life.

God answered my prayer and has allowed me to see through His eyes and all that I can now see in people is Him. Even the vilest of people.  He allows me to see that His seed is planted in them and just waiting for a word of the Lord to be spoken to them by one of His sons. He showed me that if I would focus my attention on the loveliness and the beauty of His life that He has place in me I could walk into the Holy of Holies. That’s when I realized that whatever you focus on and whatever you put your attention on, is what you will become.

YOU ARE SPIRIT

In Zechariah 12:1 (NIV) it says, “This is the word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit of man within him

In John 4:24 (NIV) Jesus said, “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”

God formed you spirit. You came out of the very substance of what He is. Adam can’t comprehend that because in our natural human Adamic life the natural understanding cannot comprehend the things of God.  We know experimentally that there is no way we could take our carnal, Adamic nature and make it good.  We can dress it up, make it look good, and if we have a good character and strong self-will, we can stop sinning. But it’s still Adam and it’s still the nature of good and evil.

You have to understand that God formed you a spirit before you ever became an Adamite.

What is happening to us is that we are returning back to what we were really created to be.  Your eyes are being unveiled and your Adamic grave cloths are coming off so you can see that you are not a canal human being; you are a spirit.  Paul told the Corinthians that you (the Church) are the Christ. Well, what does that mean?  We know that the word “Christ” means “anointed. We are God’s anointed on the earth. I’m not Adam and you are not Adam. We are God’s Christ upon the earth.

This is really hard for some to hear, and there’s a lot of confusion when this is heard.  Jesus said in Mark 4:24-25 (NIV), “Consider carefully what you hear,” “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you–and even more. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.”

Many are just hearing this message wrong. We are not saying, “I am God,” but what we are saying is that Adam our Adamic nature is a human. Why is he a human? Because he had a natural father who gave him birth. We inherit from our natural fathers all the way back to the original Adam everything that we are in the natural.  We are human because we have life in a human nature. Religion has done nothing more than to try to teach us to make the human man godly. Whenever the human man, Adam, stands in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God it’s the abomination of desolation.

What we are saying is this, “Just as I am human and I inherited my human Adamic life from my earthly farther Adam, I have now received my spiritual life from my heavenly Father who is God. My Adamic nature died on the cross with Jesus.”  Paul said in Romans 6:3-10, (NIV) “Don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.”

So what does that make me?  Not only is God my father but I was created out of the very substance that He is. If I am living in the Adamic nature, I am living in a mistaken identity. The truth of the matter is that I simply don’t know who I am.  As a result, I don’t know where I came from and I don’t know where I am going. And so I keep trying with the help of religion to make Adam better so he can someday enter into the Kingdom or die and go to heaven.

You need to realize that I you are not Adam. You are spirit. There are loads of scriptures concerning this, Paul said in Col  2:9-11 (NIV), “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ.”

If something is full it is complete and it doesn’t need any more work. We are beginning to realizing that the work is finished, and now comes the unveiling. If you don’t realize that Page 13 the work is finished, you will keep trying to make Adam better.  The work that God has done in us is complete. Paul told the Ephesians in Eph 1:22-23 (NIV), “And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”

You are the fullness of Him. When he says ‘You’, who is he talking about?  Certainly not the Adamic nature that you once were.  He is talking about the son of God He gave birth to in the spirit. The real you!  As a spiritual being, I have all the attributes and all the characteristics of my father. As a result, everywhere I go I manifest what He is.  And if I truly understand and begin to live according to spirit, I don’t have to try to be godly. I don’t have to get up each day and try to make myself act godly because I realize that I am not Adam, I am Christ on the earth.

You can not get out of Adam until you realize that you are spirit and that you are complete in Him. There is nothing you need to add to Him, you just need to be unveiled.  Most people know about a man by the name of Michelangelo who was one of the most famous sculptors who ever lived. He would take a block of marble and from that marble he would produce a statue that would become world renowned. When they asked him how he did it, he said, “When that block of marble is in front of me, David is already there, I just chip off the part that’s not supposed to be there.”

And this is what God is doing to us today.  Jesus said in John 10:10 (KJV), “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

Most of our Christian life we were taught that we had to die to the flesh, and we tried. However, the life Jesus spoke about only comes from Him. This life that comes from Him will expel death from you if you walk in it. If you never experience this life you can’t get rid of death.  But if you will receive this life, even if you are dead to God in sins and trespasses, this life will cause you do what is right in His sight naturally.  Paul said in Eph 2:4-5 (NIV), “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions.

There are multitudes of people out there who, in the eyes of their own senses are dead to God. Totally dead men have no awareness of God. But Paul said, “Even, when you were dead in sins, you were made alive. That’s the message we need to take to the world. People all over the world need to have their true identity revealed to them. God is saying to those who have an ear to listen to Him, “Come up higher.  I want you to enter into realm where there is no death, no demons, no sickness and disease.”    When you begin to enter into that place your life changes so drastically that at times you feel like you’re backsliding. This happens because not only do you lose that bad Adam you loose that good Adam!

CHAPTER THREE

PROPER FOCUS

Have you ever had a preacher tell you that all you need to do is reckon yourself dead?  I’m sure we’ve all tried this.  The more that I would try to reckon myself dead, the more alive I became.  This is a principle that says whatever you focus on you will experience. Did you ever want to loose weight and concentrate on not eating your favorite sweet?  The more you concentrated on it the more you wanted it.  The reason for this is because whatever you focus on becomes a stronghold in your life. This is why Paul said in 1 Cor 15:56 (KJV), “The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.” (NIV) “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.”

Just think of the ramifications of this truth!  Anyone who tries to live by law is giving power and strength to sin and sin will triumph every time as a result. When you try to live by law, the very law that was meant for your good gives strength to your carnal nature and causes you to sin. Paul also said in Rom 3:19-22 (NIV), Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. Therefore no one will be declared righteous in His sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin. But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.”

And in Rom 4:14-15 (NIV), “For if those who live by law are heirs, faith has no value and the promise is worthless, because law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.”

The moment that you try to order your life according to some law, that very law becomes a stronghold in your life. You must understand that the strength of sin is the Law. When you try to walk according to the Law you give strength to your flesh and no flesh will be allowed to enter the Kingdom of God. Paul said in 1 Cor 15:50 (KJV), “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”

Maybe it’s baseball. I personally know people who know all the batter’s names, who know their averages, who know everything about them. When they speak, baseball just flows out of them, and the more they speak about baseball, the more they fall in love with it. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. That principle applies spiritually in everything that you do. If you are a fat person and try to diet, you will eat more, because whatever you focus on becomes a stronghold in your life. That’s why Paul said in I Corinthians 15:56, The strength of sin is the Law.

The moment you take the Law unto yourself and with your will power try to perform it, you will find that it becomes a stronghold in your life. The strength of sin is the law. When you try to walk according to the Law and you will give strength to your flesh. God will not allow the flesh to enter into the Kingdom.

When you realize the truth of Adam and the truth of your real identity, it brings you into rest.  When your flesh gets out of control and you occasionally do things that aren’t pleasing to God, you simply realize that this is not who you are.  It is still that sin principle operating in you and that will be dealt with as the Lord continually permeates and saturates your temple with His presence.

Did you know that the devil is a Pentecostal?  Tell me what other realm you can get into today and hear so much about the devil.   I have been in more Pentecostal meetings and heard more about the devil than I ever heard about God. I’d be a fool to tell you the devil isn’t real, because he’s running rampant in Pentecost.  But I’m telling you there is a higher realm, and in that realm there is no devil. Remember the words Jesus said. “The evil one comes, but he has nothing in Me.”  The only place the devil can be real to you is that place he has in you. If he has no place in you (I’m not saying for everyone), then the devil doesn’t bother you anymore. The devil doesn’t bother me much anymore. What I began to realize is that it is not the devil, it,s my flesh that needs to be dealt with.

You may say, “Brother, don’t You realize that Jesus cast out demons?”  Yes! But that still does not mean that there’s not a higher realm. Jesus met people in the place of their need. There is a realm where there is not a devil or demons that can destroy you.

We have all of these thoughts and concepts about what it would be like to walk in the fullness of the Spirit.  Did you know that if you will walk in love, not just for your brothers and sisters in the Lord, but if you will walk in love for all of humanity, you won’t judge. One of the most grievous things to me in these days is to hear one Christian judge another. And to hear somebody who is speaking truth that’s a little bit higher get criticized and called New Age. I want to say something, and I know I am sticking my neck out in saying this. Right now, today, there is more truth in what the New Age is saying than what most Christians are saying.  I am simply saying that God has truth everywhere you look. People are blasting what God is speaking today from His Holy Temple because what is coming forth from His Holy Temple has been taught in Hinduism for thousands of years. That doesn’t mean it isn’t true, it has just been perverted. Man always perverts truth. But when you can walk in total love and acceptance, you will stop pointing the finger. Remember what Paul told us in Hebrews 6:1, “Therefore, leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection.

If God says to me today, I want you to go down the street and I want you to find this man, who has a demonic spirit and I want You to cast it out.  I am not going to say. “Well God, I’m not in Pentecost anymore, I’m in Tabernacles.”  No, I’m going to do what God says. What I am saying is that you should always listen to God and do what He says. Anything outside of that and you’re being an outlaw.

WALKING IN LOVE

The Kingdom of God is to walk in love. Love knows nothing but a desire to edify and to build. Of course, there is a severity to love. It’s a fearful thing (to the flesh) to fall into the corrective hand of God. But we must realize that to walk in God is simply to walk in love. It’s that simple. Whenever you look at a human being, no matter what they’re doing, no matter what they are saying and you feel resentment rising up in you, you can be assured that’s not God. God is not insensitive to these things, but the character of God is to restore, not to condemn. It’s a matter of attitude. As you walk in love, your main concern will be to bring restoration and not condemnation.

So in simple terms, to walk in the Kingdom of God is simply to walk in love. It is really that simple. You need to meditate on this day and night.

“The love of God has been shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, I endure and I am patient.”

 

 

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