RANKS and ORDERS
BY: LINDA KEITH
JANUARY 27, 2007
Everyone believes as he/she believes. Manifestation comes into SIGHT according to each person’s belief. “As a man thinketh, so is he.” (Prov. 23:7) When I say that manifestation comes into sight, I am speaking of visible sight.
You see, I AM set forth a plan, and that plan IS unfolding exactly as I AM planned it to. Nothing or no one can change one step of that plan. All anyone can do is hinder the length of “time” for the manifestation to appear, AS HIM; OR follow the flow of the Life of I AM to flow within and come forth into and AS REALITY.
The first thing that we must realize is that the plan that I AM planned IS FINISHED in the realm of the Spirit. What I mean by “the realm of the Spirit” is the KNOWING and SEEING as I AM knows and sees. And a thing cannot be known unless that thing is experienced. Yes, I did say SEES the plan finished AND VISIBLE. I AM’s plan is that ALL of His Finished works to be SEEN. Why else would there have been a natural earth created, and we were told to take dominion of all things of it? At one time, I AM was known as “the invisible God”; He WANTS TO BE SEEN AND LIVE IN THIS NATURAL PLACE, but only as HE SEES IT. The way it is in the Spirit. The natural earth is to manifest the Spirit; heaven and earth coming together.
Now, I know that some will say, “We are not to judge by appearances.” We are going to look at this, but first let me say this; most don’t even KNOW what “judge” means. It does not mean to condemn or to depend only on what the natural eyes see. It means TO CORRECT WHAT IS INCORRECT. And we are to judge ALL THINGS. I know, those same people will say, “well all IS perfect in I AM’s eye”. And that is true. But that perfect work that I AM did IS NOT MANIFEST IN THIS EARTH, it is not seen, as yet. It IS manifesting, but that manifesting is a process. He is no longer the invisible God, His Life is US, as US. And we ARE VISIBLE and these visible bodies ARE being changed into a body that can be seen or not seen; that death cannot touch; and a body like I AM, unperishable.
Many do not agree, but I am not worried about what anyone thinks. I was told “work out YOUR OWN salvation” and “purify YOURSELF”. I cannot do it for anyone else. Each must do this for themselves. To purify ourselves, does not mean of sin and all that. It means to get the mind right RE new it. So your beliefs are your beliefs and mine are mine. Yes there is a corporate group who believe the same thing and will manifest that belief, HIM.
I was shown the plan, in the form of birds. Yep, you heard me, birds. I turned to Prov. 22:20. “Have not I written to thee EXCELLENT things in counsels and knowledge, that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?”
This word “excellent” in Strong’s Concordance is number 7991 and 7992 in the Heb. means: a three fold measure, also (as an officer) a general of the third rank (upward, i.e. the highest). 7992= a third part, a third day, year, or time; specifically a third story cell; third part, rank, time, three years old.
WOW!! This shows us, not only are there ranks and orders (which we will get to later), but it shows that the knowledge and understanding that we were given, are different levels, at least three different understandings. Now, think of this, IF we were given three understandings, doesn’t that tell you that these understandings ARE PROGRESSIVE? Oh yes, I agree, we HAVE all three (or more) of the levels of understanding, but, NOT MANIFESTED ALL AT ONE TIME! We are told that “first the natural, then the Spiritual”, EVERYTHING in the natural IS A PARABLE to what is taking place in the Spirit. THEN we judge that thing (correct it) and allow it or call it forth as the Spiritual truth it IS, in the Spirit realm. THIS IS A PROCESS.
When I said I was shown some of this, as birds, this is what I was shown. There are three types of birds, (parable), as people.
1) The vulcher; the vulcher will eat ANYTHING. Nasty or clean, it will eat anything.
2) The ostrich; the ostrich eats and then when fear or threat comes, they stick their heads into the sand, FOOLING themselves. They imagine that they are safe as long as they don’t see the truth of what is threating them.
3) The eagle; the eagle represents the Spirit, working between heaven and earth. Bringing both together.
These birds represent the people of I AM. There are some who will take in anything they hear. They depend on someone else teaching and telling them, and they suck it right up, and then forget it until they start to feel “religious” again. Then there are the ostriches; they think that anything they put their head (belief) in will save them. So they imagine all the beautiful things of I AM, and think that just by believing it, it will appear, it will manifest. They don’t have to do anything but believe their beliefs. Then there are the eagles. The eagle flies high, into the heavens (Spirit); it has PERFECT eyesight; it can see a prey from miles away. It flies in the heavens and descends into the earth realm and shares what the heavens have shown him. They depend not on man. They get their own food and are STRONG and WISE. There are many in each group of birds today. Each group is a rank and an order.
I want to look at the word APPEARANCE. There are those who constantly say, “we are not to judge after the appearance of a thing”. but I don’t think they have bothered to UNDERSTAND this word, appearance.
(1)The act of appearing, (2) the way something looks, outward aspect, (3) a false show, pretense.
(1) to come into view, (2) to look or seem to be, (3) to be presented or published, (4) to present oneself. (ex: to present oneself before a court.
IF you combine the 3 definitions together, this is how it reads; “the act of appearing is the way something looks in the outward aspect which is a false show, a pretense, IF you are not seeing through and as the Eye of I AM.”
Now, those who believe that EVERYTHING is already perfect here on the earth, just as it is in I AM’s plan, can see, IF they WILL see, that the plan is only partly manifested. To be complete, we will SEE all finished works manifested in this natural realm with Spiritual understanding of it. Heaven and earth will be the NEW EARTH spoken of in the bible (just as the changing of the natural body is a parable of this new earth).
We have to understand that the seeing or appearance or manifestation depends on BELIEFS. But, know this, no matter what we believe; no matter what we want to confess, no matter how much of the imagination we use, NOTHING CAN CHANGE TRUTH!! Truth is truth, regardless of what is believed about that truth, and when the beliefs do not line up with the plan, it is and will be seen as false belief, beliefs of error, and will produce a false show.
The vulcher can eat as it pleases; the ostrich can keep its head in the sand, BUT BOTH WILL EXPERIENCE the death of the natural body. You see, to be an overcomer, death must be beat. And while the head is in the sand, the body is not! The body will die, but the head (mind) will go on learning the truth, but in the invisible realm. I know, many say that it doesn’t matter if the body dies or not, IF that were true, why would I AM’s plan include CHANGING THE BODY? (1 Cor. 15:51-54). Sticking our heads in the sand and confessing that disease doesn’t exist, will not save us from death. The only thing that will save us from death is DOMINION AS HIM!!! I was asked, “What do we take dominion of? All is in Him.” That is true, but, it has not manifested in this realm. Could it be that many do not WANT to take dominion because they fear that they can not? Remember there MUST BE FRUIT SHOWING of a complete thing.
The truth COMES INTO VIEW, when truth is presented and it doesn’t SEEM TO BE, it IS AS IT TRULY IS, SEEN. The plan of I AM IS TO BE SEEN, SEEN, SEEN. When some say, there is no process, and then they do away with the PATTERN set for us to gaze upon to know the way we are to step into truth. There are so many examples of PROCESS throughout the bible; and WE HAVE EXPERIENCED THE PROCESS UP TO WHERE OUR TRUTH IS NOW.
Look at the BEST EXAMPLE, I AM. He was God, and invisible Spirit Being (step 0ne). Then He manifested in the flesh and brought forth sonship (second step, 1Tim 3:16). Then, after laying the pattern that we are to follow, after leaving Sonship, He RETURNED to His True Identity, I AM. He entered each and every person in this whole cosmos and others, He became visible IN US. NOW, the Pattern is to be followed by US. We are to manifest Who we truly ARE, right here on earth, in this visible realm. Some are seeing this part of the process of the plan. And IF you don’t call what He did a PROCESS, I don’t know what you call it.
Another example of PROCESS was HIM AGAIN; When He created, He DID NOT create everything in the same (“time”) day. Day one, day two, day three, day four, day five, day six, IS THIS NOT A PROCESS? And then on the seventh day HE STOPPED WORKING!!!!!! Hear this people, He is not working anymore, EXCEPT THROUGH US!!!
Another example is the Word. Is there not the milk of the word; the meat of the word; the strong meat of the word? You don’t get the understanding of all three at one time, it is a process. (1Cor. 3: 1-3)
We ARE in a process. Some in some level, some in another level. In ranks and orders. And our rank cannot be broken; it can only be elevated as our beliefs change to THE truth, because we are what we think, whether it is in error or not in error. Religious thinking can be the most devious, subtle enemy there is. And we are told that in THESE days that even if possible the very elect would be fooled.
Yes I agree, it is a wonderful, beautiful thing to THINK that all is well and living. But it is not true, at least not in this realm. It is just like Eve did. She had it all, she WAS IT ALL, but she tried to THINK herself into the manifestation of it all, and ended up in a dream world. All she had to do was manifest what and Who she actually was, I AM. She deceived herself by putting her head in the ground. You see, in the Spirit, we don’t work, it is done and finished (Gen. 1;26-27), but then the natural world was created, flesh and blood came forth and had to “till” the ground” (Gen 2 :5). The Spirit does not do the tilling; a man (body) does the tilling. Yes it starts out as labor, but as it processes, it becomes rest and we receive accept and follow what the TRUE us KNOWS to do. And that brings heaven and earth together. Now, if you SEE this done, God bless you, but it is the Lord God blessing you, yourself, not I AM.
As we saw, God represents the Spirit realm. JESUS represents the natural realm. You see, God BECAME a natural man. He did the work in the natural realm, through a natural man, that we call Jesus. 1Tim 3:16 and John 17:4-5) Let’s look at this and I am going to us A LOT of scripture (of course, you need the Spirit to give understanding, but this just confirms the PROCESS that we are in.)
I AM REPRESENTS THE SPIRIT REALM:
John 4:24, “God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship in Spirit and in truth.”
2Cor.3:17, “Now the Lord is that Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
Eph. 4:4-6, “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all and in you all.”
All that He brought forth, He brought forth in the Spirit realm, PERFECT, COMPLETE, ALL AS ONE IN HIM:
Duet.32:4, “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”
1Cor 15:28, “And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.”
Eph. 1:4, “According as HE hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love; having PREDESTINATED us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of HIS (God’s) will.”
1Tim. 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”
This is truth, for understanding’s sake, it WAS truth, and IS STILL truth; every word of it. He is perfect, His ways are perfect and all that He creates is perfect, IN THE SPIRIT REALM where He brought them forth. As for the natural realm, Jesus represents that realm. He showed us that WE are to bring forth all of that perfection, from the Spirit realm, into the natural realm. I KNOW not all will agree with what I am about to say, and that is ok. I was told that Jesus SAW all things perfect in this natural realm. I don’t agree. IF He saw all things perfect how did He see illness? How did He see anyone dead? (Literally) Why did He work miracles? Yes, in His mind, He saw things as He created them, perfect, but He SAW in the natural that HE had to show mankind that THEY would and would produce the finished works, here on earth. It’s like folks say, “Jesus never got mad, angry. His emotions were not made up of such a thing as anger”. Now you tell me, can you see Jesus, calmly walking into the temple, and in such a sweet loving tone, say, “now fellows, you have made my Father’s house a den of money changers, please don’t do that?” I don’t think so. He WAS ANGRY. Not really at the people, but at the thoughts that were ruling the people. He was angry because they didn’t know truth and abide in it. He saw corruption. He saw illness. He saw death just as it is seen today. Yes it is a false seeing. A false appearance; but UNTIL we finish the process that we came to do, it will remain seen. He didn’t make us to be vulchers or ostriches. To eat just anything, or to hide our minds in the sand, the religious carnal thinking. He meant for us to JUDGE the things of this earth, that is, to CHANGE things the true way they are created. To take dominion of ALL THINGS. This comes from the Spiritual realm, into our natural realm and WE manifest the true. We don’t just imagine that it is already done. IMAGINE that you never die, but do not do what He told us to do, and I want to see where anyone who does this is in 100 yrs. Why did He give us dominion? Why did He tell us to use it? Why did He give us His fullness? To sit around and imagine? This is not my belief.
I hear, all the time, some who are claiming that they have arrived; they are perfect, in this realm, and that all things are finished in this realm and there is no need for anymore teaching. Yet, they are teaching, daily. He is no respecter of persons; we are all in this process. Some are further along than others. They are in a rank not the same as the imaginers. The bible says that everything is a re–happening. I can see this clearly, by looking at the birds. I remember when all thought they would be raptured out. An escape of a kind that they had to do nothing, it would just happen. And I see it the same, re–happening with the ostriches. Stick your head in the sand and think that when you pull it out, everything around you will be changed; you have nothing to do, except believe your beliefs. But, as some are finding out, when they pull their heads out of the sand, nothing has changed, in their body or their life. They have not used ANYTHING that I AM gave them, of His fullness, because they imagine that it isn’t needed. But, we saw with Jesus, the Pattern, that He only DID what He heard the Father say to do. That was a process. The process of Jesus’ journey was going from doing what He heard Father say, to BEING Father. Friends this did not happen over night. Friends PLEASE, MOVE IN HIM, LIVE IN HIM, HAVE YOUR BEING IN HIM, and allow the process to finish in this realm, as it is in the Spirit realm, Take all of that fullness and use it. USE, includes doing a thing, not just believing a thing.
Let me make this perfectly clear: We ARE all that He says we are; We HAVE all that He has; We CAN DO all that He does, because we ARE HIM, but, we have not completely manifested Him yet. It is coming, and the process will conclude. The RACE will have been run=action. And when this happens, earth will be heaven in more ways than just in our imagination. It will be seen. And each will SEE it, but only in their rank and order.
He is the Finisher, we are the manifesters. When we finish manifesting, ONLY HE WILL BE SEEN.
We will look more at ranks and orders in the next apart.
FEBRUARY 14, 2007
We are looking at ranks and orders, in God. Many seem to think that everyone is the same, in the Spirit, because God is no respecter or persons. And it is true——–God is no respecter of persons; He has given ALL His fullness; the same opportunity, in this journey of awakening IN Him, Fatherhood. But, as in the natural, so is it in the Spiritual; HE DOES NOT FORCE ANYTHING ON ANYONE. In this natural, religious realm, we see some, who although they were given the same opportunity AND right, as everyone else, who WILL NOT move in the ranks and orders.
Some will say, “but, we are all right where we are suppose to be.” I disagree with that. That has been used as an excuse for those not moving in the Pattern that He led. I don’t believe, for one moment, that all are where they are supposed to be. We CHOOSE to be where we are at! Most of the time, we do not like to leave our comfort zone, and if someone urges us on, even though we know a truth, we get a little upset for being reminded that we are not to stay comfortable width=’100%’. REMEMBER GOD FINISHED HIS WORK (GEN.2:2, JOHN 17:5). HE IS NOT HOLDING ANYONE BACK, FROM THE RANKS THAT HE LAID FOR US TO MOVE INTO. HE DID NOT LAY A PLAN TO HOLD PEOPLE BACK FROM. (Duet. 32:4)
Think on it; What was the FIRST THING that God said to us, when we came forth out of Him?
Gen. 1:27-28, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God SAID UNTO THEM, BE FRUITFUL, AND MULTIPY, AND REPLENISH THE EARTH AND SUBDUE IT; AND HAVE DOMINION……OVER EVERYTHING ON THE EARTH……”
These are ranks and orders here. And notice there is an order to what He said to do. You will notice that there are 3 ORDERS; just as we are shown 3 ORDERS in our walk in bringing forth the manifestation of Him, here on earth; 1) Salvation, 2) Pentecost, and 3) Kingdom. Within EACH ORDER there are 3 RANKS. I will try to show an example, with the ORDER of Salvation, with scriptures.
James 4:8, “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”
Eph.2:19, “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God”
John 15:15, “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth; but I have called you friend; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”
Can you see the three ranks? These are salvation scriptures, and there is a progressive groweth in them. We see first, SINNERS. Remember when we were taught that we were sinners and even after being saved by grace, we were still sinners? That teaching is still being taught by people that have been teaching it for 50, 60, 70 years. NO GROWTH. Then second, FELLOW CITIZENS WITH THE SAINTS. Now we have moved from sinners to fellow citizens. AND NOW we are of the household of God. Then thirdly, we are a FRIEND OF JESUS’. Do you see the 3 ranks in this first ORDER? Guess what? There are millions who are still in the first rank of this order and have been there for years and years. Now be honest with yourself, do you really think that it is GOD who is keeping them there? He made the ranks and then kept them from reaching them? Come on, give HIM a break. We NEED to get the RELIGION out of our thinking.
Even as Sons, there are 3 ranks;
tecnion=a baby son;
tecnon=an adolesant son,
and weeas=a mature son.
We are each of these ranks within each Order we rise to. We go from being babies in the new Order to being mature sons, and then we rise higher. And finally, we see that it is HIM Who is rising in or as us. To think that we can just imagine ourselves in the highest Order, the highest Rank, HIM, is fool hearted. We must walk through each rank and each order. How many times are we told to come up higher, in the Book of Revelation? Three times.
It is the same with the ORDER of Pentecost. We go in as mature sons in the salvation Order, but as babies in the Pentecost Order. We know nothing of faith. But we learn. And then we move. And we mature.
And then we rise to the rank of baby in the Kingdom Order. BUT, in both of the first two Orders, MANY STAY THERE, by choice. There are those who claim to be Kingdom and have come right out and said, “I don’t like Pentecost, they act weird and crazy”. But I have news for them; we CANNOT SKIP ONE SINGLE RANK!!! Can you see why there are so many messed up Christians out there?
Then you have those who WILL NOT MOVE because their pastors have told them, “don’t get involved with that”. Yet, like Jesus said, “You search the scriptures THINKING that in them you will find eternal life……BUT YOU WON”T COME TO ME”. There is no trying to learn; no studying, no time alone with I AM, they are just too busy. “I am saved, so I have nothing to worry about”, they say. And it is true. But they are losing out on everything and while the firstfruits are ruling and reigning for a thousand years (GOD’S YEARS) they will be waiting and learning and waiting to be called back into a perfected body.
Then there are those who don’t go through the ranks, once they leave Pentecost; they just claim it all finished in this realm as well as the Spirit realm, but I ask them, where are the fruits of the completeness and manifestation of I AM, in this realm? Why are they still getting sick? Why, why, why? So many whys. And all they will tell you is that “it is finished”, even though they see wars, hatred, need that they say they don’t need. This is their choice, and like I AM, we cannot force them to change their thinking. Their thinking is like the rapture people, a way of escape, but the Pattern escaped NOTHING. They stick their heads (mind) in the sand and just see THEIR truth, not His.
Joel 2:7, “They shall run like mighty men: they shall climb the wall like men of war: and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks; neither shall they thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.”
“They shall not break their ranks” look at this word “break:, #5670, to pawn, to lend, to entangle; borrow: in other words, you can’t borrow your way through ranks and orders; you can’t pawn something to get from one rank to another; you can’t pay your way through the ranks, NOT EVEN TO GOD!!! Why, because it is already paid for and HE is waiting for YOU to allow HIM to be seen, not YOU. No one can do it for another. Some disagree, but read your bible again. Look at the small, short scriptures: “work out YOUR own salvation”; “purify YOUR SELF”, “BELIEVE”. We can not work out anyone else’s salvation; we can’t purify anyone else’s mind, and we surely cannot believe for another. And each of us has a role to play in having His finished plan to manifest and be SEEN; for Him to APPEAR, make His APPEARANCE, in this realm. In other words, WE are to bring heaven (we are Spirit) and earth (speaks of this world) together, as one.
James 2:17-24, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew you my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God: thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered I saac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? For as the body without the Spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
As I said before, this is not about religious works; going door to door, witnessing and the such; it is about US DOING THE BRINGING OF THE FINISHED WORK INTO this realm. THERE ARE THOSE WHO SAY, “WE MUST WAIT ON GOD”, BUT THEY FORGET THAT HIS WORK IS FINISHED, HE ISN’T DOING ANYMORE. THEN THERE ARE THOSE THAT SAY, “WE ALREADY HAVE IT ALL FINISHED”. Both are incorrect, but, only themselves can allow correction. As you see, in the scriptures above, we are to do works not just believe. HE GAVE US EVERYTHING TO DO IT, (John 1:16) do you really think He is going to REdo it for us? I think not. When He tells us to do something, He means for US to do it, AS HIM.
Some will actually look at you and treat you like you are some kind of nut, if you say, “this is a process that we are in”. “Oh no, they say, it is already finished”. Yet, the fruits don’t show through their sitting with their heads in the sand, WAITING.
I can only look at our PATTERN, I AM~~ HE was a Spirit Being; HE manifested in the flesh: and HE laid a Pattern for us to follow, like Sonship. And most want to stop there. BUT HE DID NOT~~ He returned to His authoritive position of Father. When did He do that? When He died as the man, Jesus, and was I AM AGAIN. And He did it right inside of us. He awakened our memory.
The word “Kingdom” let me tell you what it means. It is not “a place” and it is not “a thing”. It carries with it ALL things. # 932 in Strong’s=royalty, rule, a realm. FROME #939=TO WALK, A PACE, THE FOOT!!! What does this say to you? To me, it is a MOVING BY ME. That makes ME the Kingdom. Think on it folks; leave the fantasy of a royal city; a religious place. True we are a CITY, but remember this is a SYMBOL! IF we are not moving, walking, pacing, using our “feet” to rise from order to order, rank to rank, then we are not the Kingdom, ONLY IN HIS SIGHT!!! But He does not want us to be something in His sight, He wants us to know that we are Him and He is us!!
We are ONE IN HIM. As He is, so are we in this world. AS HIM, WE are to bring His finished work from the Spirit realm into the earthen realm. This is easy to understand when we were told “He will not share His glory with another”. Why? Because IT IS HIM DOING IT and no one can take credit for it; the only difference is, is that HE is doing it in this realm just as He did in the Spirit realm, but as PLURAL ELOHEIM!! He finished it in the Spirit realm, we, as Him are to finish it in this realm. Folks act as though the earth is going to be done away with and only the Spirit will be. It just isn’t true. Why was earth created? Because He KNEW what HE wanted and that was to NOT remain invisible, but would be seen as WE complete His finished work, right here on earth. Why else would our physical bodies be changed? Just so He would have something to do, while He rests? I doubt that. Some say, “Yes He finished His work and stopped, BUT, He started working again”. PLEASE SHOW ME WHERE IT SAYS THAT.
His Pattern was: His thought with faith; He spoke the thought with faith; then He brought it (the thought) into being. IF He is our Pattern, and there is no better Pattern, then WE ARE TO DO THE SAME HERE ON EARTH.
Do you see many doing what He told us to do? Take dominion? There are some and bless them. But, like a sister said to me, “What is there to take dominion of, we are Him, His work is finished?” I can only say that when He did a thing, FRUIT SHOWED. I know of folks who are taking dominion of hurricanes, floods etc. And some say, “well I don’t see any of it stopping”. And all I can say, is THEY ARE PRACTICING; THEY ARE AT LEAST BEING OBEDIENT. They WILL and ARE MOVING INTO ANOTHER RANK and it will show fruit, as they rise. Hallelujah!! To BE FRUITFUL, we must LEARN HOW to produce FRUIT; then we MULTIPLY. Then we learn to SUBDURE and lastly we take DOMINION as He told us to.
You see folks, and this will surely cause an uproar, but whatever; you see I AM did not manifest in this earthen realm “to give us the Holy Spirit”, WE ALREADY WERE THE HOLY SPIRIT SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD!! Did not we come forth in His image? Are we not Plural Eloheim? Did He not give us HIS FULLNESS? Most want to say, well yes He did, but I will not say that I am the Holy Spirit. Well whatever. That is up to you. Most want to think, “Yes He gave us His fullness, but He didn’t make us the Holy Spirit”. Really? Is He not the Holy Spirit? Are we not Him and Him us? Come on folks, it is just like the scripture says?
Heb 5: 11-14, “Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. For when the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that on teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”
Now, lay aside RELIGIOUS thinking for a minute. Doesn’t this sound like the ones being talked to, has had a CHOICE regarding staying a babe? Dull of hearing, simply says to me, they aren’t spending time LEARNING, in what ever way we use to learn. Some meditate, some study a lot, some read and read and read, and some spend time within seeking UNTIL they receive their answers. A babe isn’t interested in learning. A babe wants to play with other babes; church activities; asking instead of seeking; but somewhere they grow up. And some are like spoiled teenagers; they have no chores; nothing is expected of them except more fun. This is a choice.
Also, we see that it says “when you OUGHT TO BE TEACHERS”, does this say, “when God decides for you to start teaching?”. No it doesn’t. When a person has been in an order for 10 years, I think I would start thinking, “why am I learning the SAME THING over and over?” Come on, it is time to face facts. When SOME who are in the salvation order reads this, and IF they check their bible, and see that these scriptures are there, don’t you think that they can either say, “hey I want to find out more about this”, or “oh that’s nice, maybe Pastor will preach on this sometime.”
The question is: DO YOU WANT IT ALL? DO YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THAT YOU HAVE IT ALL, ALREADY? Do you want to KNOW WHO you are? I want to remember everything. I don’t care if it comes from a New Age Book; or the Koran; or from metaphysics!! HE IS ALL IN ALL and IF I seek, I know I will find out. Some look at God as love, which He is, but, don’t have a balance in seeing all that He is. IF we don’t see Him in ALL things; all situations, then they are not seeing Him. This may offend but I am sorry, truth is truth.
There are those, who enjoy being “spiritual”, that REALLY don’t want others to grow. THEY LOVE BEING THE TEACHER!!! So they will give some nibbles of meat, but mostly find 100 different words to describe the same thing over and over. If YOU are being taught the same things that you were being taught 5 years ago, spend LESS TIME IN CHURCH and more time ALONE, LISTENING and EXPECTING to hear!!
Don’t fall for the ostrich food. It looks good, sounds good, but it will sour on your belly. And there will be no FRUIT for dessert!! Love them, but don’t get caught in the sand.
FEBRUARY 22, 2007
I want to look a little deeper into these Ranks and Orders. We have seen the different orders and ranks, in the first two parts of this study; but it goes much deeper than seeing growth in a person, in the natural. In the following scripture, we can see MUCH of the same thing today.
Jer 48:11, “Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.”
Staying in the same place; “settling on our lees” soaks us with physical death. “The scent” is smelled by the nose. The nose represents DISCERNMENT. ALL were given discernment, but sadly, many do not use it. Don’t you remember thinking, “there has to be more than this”? That is discernment saying, “hunt for more”. Some have. Some haven’t. Some are never emptied from vessel to vessel; from rank to rank; from order to order and there will be an effect to this cause. DEATH (we have been taught about death incorrectly too, but that’s another story.) Some have the scent of clabbered MILK about them. Stale, old, yesterday’s Milk.
The process of creation being set free is taking place, as God releases us, we have to release those spiritual ancestors.(teachers and preachers that has taught us incorrect knowledge) So that they will stop telling the lies. The whole idea behind becoming a saviour is to have our heavens opened and for US to RAIN on the rest of the world. So that all the lies will be shaken. We cannot MAKE anyone receive truth that has risen from the depths of us, but as they start to wonder, “is this all there is?”, we share with them, their true identity. We HELP them move to another rank and a different order.
Ezek 48:3-9, “And by the border of Asher, from the east side even unto the west side, a portion for Naphtali. And by the border of Naphtali, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Manasseh. And by the border of Manasseh, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Ephraim. And by the border of Ephraim from the east side even unto the west side, a portion for Reuben. And by the border of Reuben, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Judah. And by the border of Judah, from the east side unto the west side, shall be the offering which ye shall offer of five and twenty-thousand reeds in breadth, and in length as one of the other parts, from the east side unto the west side: and the sanctuary shall be in the midst of it. The oblation that ye shall offer unto the Lord shall be of five and twenty-thousand in length, and of ten thousand in breadth.”
“East to west”, always speaks of, from a rising of a new day to the downing of that same day.
Ephraim means “half baked”; and half baked is what’s wrong with the Pentecostal move, of the old order (but we each have to go through this step of our walk.) Ephraim means “half baked”. Pentecost means 50. 50 is half of 100. We speak of the 30, 50, 100 fold; 50 is half of 100 fold, so Pentecost is half baked, as is Ephraim. So, if you’re at Pentecost, guess what? You’re only half way home, and need to seek another rank and another order. Notice, he never says it is from west to east, it’s always from east to west. That’s because he’s trying to show everybody that there’s a new day dawning.
Here, in chapter 48, he’s telling us about a new day. The 12 tribes of Israel, spiritually speaking is in comparison to the church. He’s telling ALL the children of Israel that there’s a new day and he’s saying, “look for this new day”. And since he’s telling this to all the children of Israel, he’s also telling the church, because the 12 tribes represent the church. Ok. What’s going to happen in this new day?
Ezek 47:3-8, “And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward , he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through, the waters were to the loins. Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over; for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over. And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river. Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.”
Let’s look at these verses:
VS3 Which way did he go? EASTWARD. A cubit is 17 and 1/2 inches and he measured 1000 of these. How many years (God’s years) did Revelation say the “one like unto Him, would rule and reign?” 1000years.
VS4 Here, the waters were “to the knees”. . The first time he was brought through the waters “to his ankles”. This represents when we first got saved. Then he was in the waters “up to the knees”, then “to his loins “. This is showing us that God is taking us deeper and deeper and deeper into this new day, deeper into Him and deeper into the His Word. Water represents the Word. And the loins is where FRUIT comes from. Without FRUIT being seen, the process is not finished, in this realm.
VS5 Please hear this spiritually. First, the waters were “to the ankles”. Now, if water is up to your ankles, do you need help in walking in water? No. If the water is up “to your knees”, do you need help? No. If the water is up to your waist, do you need help? No. You can get by on your own. BUT NOW, He’s brought Ezekiel to water that he can’t pass over. And what He’s saying is “you’ve come to that day where you need Me. It’s all about Me! It’s no more about your effort. Forget all about your efforts, it’s all about Me.” We are at a river that cannot be passed over by man! In other words, if we’re going to get to the other side (and I’m not just talking about dying literally), we can’t pray ourselves over; we can’t preach or teach ourselves over; WE’S GOT TO CHANGE OUR THINKING SO THAT WE CAN SHOW FORTH THE MANIFESTED I AM .
VS 6-7 “And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river. (7) Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees...”
Now, let me ask you something. How many trees went out into the deep? ONE. Ezekiel was the only one who went out into the deep. Right? And then God had him to come back or return to the bank of the river. And there were many trees on the shore. Now, who was the saviour? The one that went out into the deep and then came back to the shore where there were many. (I know we see Jesus in this, but keep in mind that He IS OUR PATTERN, when we see Him, we should be seeing ourselves!!) Ok, let’s go on.
VS 8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea; which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed”
The desert represents a people who have no Word in them. The sea represents a large group of people. “the waters shall be healed”. Ok, understand, the waters shall be healed because of a people who has awakened to their true identity and has become that dimension of healing (total deliverance in EVERY AREA.) The ONE Who went out into the river, is a many membered ONE, BEING ONE, and HAS brought forth the manifestation where ONLY I AM IS SEEN, visibly.
Now, I want to explain something. Go back to Adam. When we think of Adam, we think of a flesh man, with 2 arms and 2 legs, the whole bit. BUT this was later on, in Adam’s life. Adam was what God is! Adam was LIGHT. When God spoke to Adam, and told Adam what it took for Adam to stay light, Adam refused. What it took to stay light was The Tree of Life. When Adam decided that, that truth was not for him, because Adam had been made subject to vanity, (Rom 8:20-21 IS 45:7), and he decided to eat of another truth (which is called the knowledge of good and evil.) There’s nothing wrong with that, other than God told Adam not to. But, God also told Adam, “if you do…..” Now, here we have Adam, a man of light, and at that point, (and here’s the answer to all of our questions), at that point Adam was in the image of God. Adam was just like God. And God cannot Change, and if Adam was the image of God, Adam could not change either, he was what God was. OK?
God is the “I AM”, right? If God is the “I AM”, that means that God had no past, and he had no future, then, Adam was in the Present. Right? Now, if all things are PRESENT with God, which they are, right? Then all things are always present with God, they are just in a different order, or different realms, or different dimension, but all in the same frame work of PRESENT. The second Adam was not a new man; he was the SAME ADAM, only HIS THINKING WAS RENEWED, therefore, TRANSFORMED!! As it is with us!!~ Adam allowed his THINKING, the TRUTH OF GOD, to fall into the natural, carnal way of thinking. NOW IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THIS: even though your thinking changes, it does not change the TRUTH, just your thinking changes. And “as a man thinketh, so is he”. He thinks with the illusional mind, and thinks he is the illusion that he is thinking, that he is. But, IN REALITY, He IS WHO AND WHAT HE HAD ALWAYS BEEN!!!
Who was in the garden? Adam and the serpent. Right? The serpent was in the garden with Adam, in Genesis. The dragon is in the 12th chapter of Revelation. The serpent has become the dragon. The serpent means “lies in the area of thought”. So, the serpent puts the thoughts there. The dragon means, “Those same lies SPOKEN”. So, look at how many lies has been told, from Genesis to Revelation, (the people believed OTHER than God’s Truths). And look at how many people have made the covenant with the lies! We’re told that we are “formed of the “dust” of the earth”. Isaiah says, “Dust is the serpent’s meat”. And he (the serpent) has been eating the meat because we’ve been shoveling it out!!
PS 51:5, “Behold I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.”
“I was shaped in iniquity”… I was shaped, I was made, right? If you look this up and study it out, it is talking about “punishment for sin”. You were shaped because of punishment for sin. WE DIDN’T SIN!!! But our spiritual ancestors TOLD US THAT!! And through their words, our personalities were shaped! And then it says “in sin was I conceived”. IF you have been taught a lie, and a lie misses the mark, then the mark is sin.
PS 58:3, “The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.”
“the wicked are estranged even from the womb…” Why? Because if a woman is pregnant and I’m ministering lies to her, I’m ministering not ONLY TO HER, BUT I’M MINISTERING THE SAME LIES TO THE BABY!!! Look at what else PS says, “they go astray...” Who does? The BABY!! When? As soon as the baby is born. Spiritually speaking. Take a babe in Christ. He comes in and hears all the lies and then what’s he do? He goes out SPEAKING those lies! He has no other alternative. He’s been feed lies from the womb and comes out with the same lies in his spirit and go right on telling the same lies to someone else!
God is saying to us, today, that our heavens have to be opened because there are still too many lies. Even though God has saturated us with Truth, there are lies that are hidden in the dark recesses of the mind that has to be released, renewed..
We were never separated from God.
We were never sinners saved by Grace.
We were never in the shape we’re in, because of Adam; we are in the shape (illusionally) we are in because of what we BELIEVE. Do you believe that you are ONE IN HIM, which makes you Him and Him, you? Or do you think you are a sinner saved by grace. Whichever you believe, is what you manifest.
NOW, you can understand why God said, “I’m calling a people that there will be time no more!” Because as long as we think of Adam being at the TOP ORDER, and the Atonement being later in time, and all that space in between, we’re thinking “that’s me”, then we’re going to go right on being what we’ve thought we were. But, if we think with “no time”, always in the PRESENT (as God does) we’ll see differently and be what we think. PS 23:7, “as a man thinketh in his mind…”
Now, let’s look even deeper into this.
James 1:18, “Of His own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.” The word “firstfruits” speaks of the beginning of something, or the first of the ripe fruits. The word “firstfruits” would then signify to us that that which is considered a firstfruit is not the full harvest, but it does point to the fact that there is more fruit to come. The firstfruits is not the end of the harvest, but it is just the beginning of GOD’S GREAT HARVEST.”
Usually as babes, one of the first things we study out is the Feasts of the O.T. We learned that these are the feasts; (and notice there is a harvest for EACH FEAST).1. THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD, 2. THE FEAST OF WEEKS, 3. THE FEAST OF INGATHERING. -These three great feasts have three harvests: 1. BARLEY HARVEST, 2. WHEAT HARVEST, ` 3. GRAPE HARVEST. -These three major feasts are also known as: 1. PASSOVER, 2. PENTECOST, 3. TABERNACLES. This shows us three ranks and three orders. And remember, each order has three ranks in it. Now, consider this;
There IS a remnant coming into manifestation of I AM. This remnant will bring the nations AND the WORLD into the consummation and completion of I AM’s great harvest, which will result in HIM being manifested in ALL, as ALL IN ALL. We are in an exciting place in the plan of I AM. And do not be fooled, JUST AS IT IS FINISHED ALREADY IN THE SPIRIT REALM, IT WILL BE SEEN IN THIS REALM.
“But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.” (1Corinthians 15:23-28)
First, “Christ the firstfruits”. What is Christ? IT IS GOD’S LIFE LITTERALLY FLOWING THROUGH A PERSON. Afterwards, “they that are Christ’s at His coming”. This is them that are His, and ACCEPTING HIS COMING IN THEM. Then, the end, when He (US, as HIM AND HIM IN US) shall have delivered up the Kingdom to God; even the Father. Ok, where is the Kingdom? IT IS IN EVERYONE; whether they know it, yet, or not. Now be sure to take notice, IT IS MANFEST!!! This tells us that it is not all finished UNTIL it is manifested in this visible realm as it is in the invisible realm. Don’t allow the perfect dream to cause you to have to enter the invisible realm and wait until, THE REMNANT BRINGS THE WHOLE WORLD into knowing their true identity.
I would like to share with you, something that was shared with me. It is two visions that were seen by Bro. Visscher; (keep in mind that those sent forth ARE ONE IN HIM, AS HIM, in the earthen realm).
“The Throne, God upon the Throne, and before Him seven lamps of fire burning which are the seven spirits of God. These lamps went forth unto the world of men, but while they went forth they remained before the Throne unmoved, yet motioning forward into the world of men. Each of these lamps worked a work in present time, in the reality of this natural world even though the lamps were the spirit of God in complete holiness and even while they remained and did not move. It was during this time that I saw that these lamps moved as they had not moved before and that the purpose that God has purposed was being fulfilled because of the perfect motion of His seven spirits in the world of men.” (End Vision)
“I beheld God then at the very start of this day of His dominion over the earth. By start, I mean the beginning of the extension of His Spirit over the earth to subdue it and to bring the nations and the kingdoms therein unto Him in full restorative power. For His Kingdom and His Dominion has always been. Yet in the purposes that God has purposed His Kingdom and His Dominion has a point wherein He subdues all that is outside of it so that all that is outside of it may become one with it. In this vision I beheld God over the earth pushing with His shoulder the large dark vial that was spread over creation, even the curse of the Adamic fall, the state of death that encapsulated this creation and the cosmos itself into a state of death and dying. God was with His shoulder pushing back the vial of death thus destroying it by removing it off of the earth, out from the atmosphere of the air, from off of all the nations, from over the time frame of this very day we are in. (End Vision)
WE, His Firstfruits, are His Extension; WE are HIM taking DOMINION in this rank and order. I hope that you will glean some revelation through this series and will be DETERMINED to grow and move into every rank and order. Allow Him to come forth. Amen.
Blessings and love
It is understandable for a child to be afraid of the dark; but, why would an adult be afraid of the LIGHT?
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