TRANSFORMATION

BY:  BARBARA J. STRAUSER

MARCH 1, 2007

Dictionary:

Transformation: to become the antitheses of our present condition.

10/07/04

I AWOKE WITH THE WORDS “PROTONS AND NEUTRONS”.

The spirit within told me,  “THIS IS THE NEW NUCLEUS, THE ATOMICAL STRUCTURE OF THE CELLS. THE ASSEMBLAGE OF PARTS COMES TOGETHER IN ORDER AND IN POWER.  THIS IS THE INSTRUMENT OF THE HIGH ORDER.  POWER, UNSEEN BY THE HUMAN EYE BUT EXQUISITE IN THE KINGDOM. THE MANIFESTING OF THE SONS WILL DISPLAY THIS.”

Definition given by the spirit within:

PROTONS AND NEUTRONS:  CONSTITUENT PARTS THAT MAKE UP ATOMIC STRUCTURE OF THE NUCLEI.

Dictionary:

ANTITHESIS:   The direct or exact opposite.

ANOMALY  Deviation or departure from the normal or common order.

REVERT  To return to normal phenotype by a second mutation. (Note: the first mutation is when

   we became flesh and blood)

PHENOTYPE:  The biochemical or physical characteristics determined by genetic makeup. [Protons and

   neutrons.]

MUTATION:   (a) A sudden structural change within a gene or chromosome of an organism resulting in

   the creation of a new character or trait found in the parental type.  (b) The process by

   which such a sudden structural change occurs, either through an alteration in the

   nucleotide sequence of the DNA coding for a gene or through a change in the physical

   arrangement of a chromosome.

MATRIX

Several years ago the Lord spoke to me concerning the matrix.  This is what the Lord spoke to me:  “The expanding parameters of righteousness stand to absorb evil.  Evil cannot surmount this barrier.  In the absorption is the transformation.  This process is ongoing.  Once the seed is sown, it shall flourish.   Up to now the process has not been completed in human flesh.  The day is upon you that will see such completion.  Righteousness is the matrix.”

Dictionary  There are several definitions given but here is the one that I chose: 

MATRIX — a situation or surrounding substance within which something else originates.

(Jeremiah 31:22) How long will you wander, O unfaithful daughter? The LORD will create a new thing on earth— a woman will surround] a man.

This means that the feminine part (soul) of humankind shall hold a pregnancy from the recreated spirit [Christ] to bring forth the promised manchild.  (Revelation 12)

ABSORB — to retain wholly; without transmission.

PARAMETER — a factor that determines a boundary.

OUTCOME — holiness 

Paul wrote to the Galatians: “I travail again in birth until Christ be formed in you.” He prefaced it with “My little children.”   He was pointing beyond the gestation period within them till the fruit comes forth, Christ formed. – birth of the manchild.

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10/24/2005

As I awoke I was I was told to say: “I have given birth, I have given birth, I have given birth.” 

04/01/06

The earth (soul) is the matrix (womb) of creation.  God poured out the feminine part of his being to be the stuff of creation.  Earth and all in it must receive the SEED of LIFE in order to flourish.  From this part of Him He created the soul of humankind.  Into this new species He blew the Breath of Life, the male counterpart (spirit) of the womb (soul).  He called the Spirit inspired creature Adam.  God knew that for His plan to be fulfilled Adam (spirit) and the soul must be separated, God brought the soul out from Adam. And Adam named the soul Eve.  Within the substance of the material of creation were all of the aspects of Almighty God except His POWER, which is His Holy Righteous Spirit.  He supplied that, however, with the breath given to Adam.  Adam and Eve (spirit and soul) were the caretakers of earth.  By the power of their words they were to keep everything in line with the plan of God.

GOD IS LOVE  

Within the dust of the earth (us) were all things that are opposite of God: stark evil.  The entity hidden there hissed at the soul and convinced her to eat of him (listen to his lies).   Because she did, and also convinced the spirit (Adam) to do the same, the soul and human spirit fell into sin (death) and were separated from God without the Glory, which had been their covering.  It was then that God supplied them with skin (flesh) and blood.  Now the life of the soul was in the blood.  And there it has remained. 

Earth and the fullness thereof will flourish again when Christ, the Son of Glory, once more has charge.  This will come about when man lives by the Life of Christ and he has trampled the flesh nature to death.  Christ entered again into the earth realm via Jesus.  Because Jesus remained pure and was endued by the Power of Christ, He was able to overcome evil by cursing it to death on a cross.  The blood of the carnal flesh was poured out and the Life of Christ supplied, signaled by the water that poured from the side of Jesus Christ.

He did this to bring the children of God back to Him and forever free all life from the clutches of satan.  When we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are endued with the Holy Spirit and Christ recreates our spirit.  Christ comes to marry our soul. He will woo us and teach us until we submit to His calling.  When all of those who have answered are united, they are the Bride of Christ — the New Jerusalem.  It is then that the wedding of the Lamb will take place.  This means that the retrained souls become one with the Christ who brings LIFE.   This life grows and blossoms within this united effect and when the time is right the birth of the new creation shall take place, the manchild appears as the body of Christ in glorified bodies.

OVERCOMERS

In the Day when Christ’s body is established, people will notice; they will see God’s righteousness in review, [passing before them in the Christed].  They will say, “Let us walk in that way also”.  The WORD will go forth in ALL TRUTH to teach the nations.

07/05

Recently woke up with the words, “This is the Sabbath rest. Call a solemn assembly.”

Joel 1:14-17

14]  Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the

 house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.

15]  Alas for that day! For the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty. [a]

16]  Has not the food been cut off before our very eyes— joy and gladness from the house of our God?

17]  The seeds are shriveled beneath the clods. [b] The storehouses are in ruins, the granaries have been

broken down,

Isaiah 58:1-8

1]  “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion

and to the house of Jacob their sins.

2]  For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that

 does what is right and has not forsaken the commands of its God. They ask me for just decisions and

 seem eager for God to come near them.

3]   ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and you have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you

 have not noticed?’ “Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please and exploit all your workers.

4]  Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast

 as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high.

5]  Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for a man to humble himself? Is it only for bowing

 one’s head like a reed and for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day

 acceptable to the LORD?

6]  “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the

 yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

7]  Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you

 see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

8]  Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your

 righteousness [a] will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

9]  Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

I believe that the sacred assembly (solemn) is to be called within each one of us.  We are to seek the Lord in deep repentance and fast whatever we have been doing to do only His will and purpose as He shows each individual their part in that.  I believe that to “loose the chains” is to release everything that holds us in bondage.  To untie the yoke is to give up all things that hold us down.  That could be the yoke of unbelief that keeps us from rising.  (Thinking that it can’t be done.   We all seem to have a measure of that.)  “I believe.  Lord, help my unbelief.”  His yoke is light.  I don’t, for myself, see this as fasting food.  It seems most important to be obedient to this call.

03/21/03

“The world is on the brink of disaster.  The world and all that is in it is losing control.  Remember that I told you that justice is binding the world?  That cord is being tightened.  Do not linger around the desires that it/she is holding out.  I will make My presence known to the children of the Way of Life. And they will take up residence in My protection.  Have no fear.  You are established in My bosom.  When night falls it will be as day to you.  Lies and the structures they have built are about to crumble.  My next move is a big [huge] one.  Be ready to take it with Me.”  (Spirit within)

“Those who have built on TRUTH will abide.  If their establishments have been constructed from materials apart from Me, they will fail and fall.  Nothing apart from Me will hold.  Babylon [system of the world] has had her day. Those who hunger and thirst after My righteousness will find it.”  (Spirit within)

LOOK TO THE LORD

5/30/04

The manchild is given birth through the womb of righteousness.  Thus the Christ will materialize in the saints.  Justice comes by those in the judgment that they bring.  Peace with God will reign in earth.  The people who are left in the land of the deep darkness will have the opportunity to shed the flesh of evil doing and don the cloak of righteousness as they submit to the LIGHT of Truth.  Right now vessels of light are scattered in earth.  The joining into one body shall come as the wings of healing.  This, my dear one, is the Son of Righteousness.  Then the world will learn the peace of God!

A YIELDED VESSEL IS MY POT OF GOLD.  WITHOUT SUCH AS THESE MY WORK ON EARTH COULD NOT BE ACCOMPLISHED.  WHEN LOVE POURS FROM THESE VESSELS THE MAGNIFICENT WORK COMES FORTH – LOVE AND THE WORD, LOVE AND HEALING.  ONLY THROUGH THE MANIFESTATION OF LOVE WILL THE CHANGES BE SEEN.

WHAT I HAVE FOR YOU TO DO HAS NOT BEEN DONE BEFORE EXCEPT WHEN JESUS WALKED AMONG MEN.  IT WILL BE LOVE IN OPERATION; LOVE RADIATING OUT.  THIS IS HOW I AM MOVING IN THESE DAYS – BY THE FORCE OF LOVE.  LOVE MAKES FAITH OPERATE WITHOUT ANY CONSCIOUS EFFORT.  WHEN PURE LOVE CONTROLS THE WONDERS DO NOT CEASE.

BEFORE WHEN MANY MIGHTY MIRACLES TOOK PLACE IT WAS BECAUSE OF SPECIAL ANOINTING.  I AM DOING THIS BY MY MIGHTY POWER.  THE POWER OF LOVE WILL DO THE WORK.  BECAUSE OF THE LOVE, NOT THE MIRACLES, BECAUSE OF LOVE PEOPLE WILL BE DRAWN TO THE LORD.

THERE IS A BREAKTHROUGH IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM.  BECAUSE OF THE OBEDIENCE OF THE SAINTS I NOW HAVE CONTROL OF THEIR SPIRITS.  THE CONCEPT OF LOVE RULING THE UNIVERSE IS COMING INTO REALITY THROUGH THE LIGHT OF UNDERSTANDING.  THE PATH OF OBEDIENCE HAD TO BE FIXED AND WALKED UPON IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM BEFORE THIS COULD BE SEEN.

AS THESE CONTINUE IN YIELDED OBEDIENCE THE RESULTS WILL BE SEEN IN THE NATURAL REALM.  UNCONDITIONAL LOVE WILL BE KNOWN AMONG MANKIND.  THE UNDERSTANDING AND THE POSSESSION OF THE WAY OF LOVE IS COMING INTO THE WORLD.

AS THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD BECOME AWARE OF THIS LOVE THEY WILL BE DRAWN TO ITS SOURCE, AND ENTER IN THROUGH THE SON.  INDIVIDUALLY THEY WILL COME TO BE UNITED IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

YOU CANNOT ENTER JERUSALEM CARRYING A LOAD ON THE SABBATHTHE SCOPE OF THE KING’S POWER REACHES INTO THE DOMAIN THAT HAS BEEN RULED BY IMPOVERISHED SOULS.  HIS LIGHT WILL DISPEL THE DARKNESS THERE.

LITTLE BY LITTLE THE KINGDOM OF LOVE OVERTAKES THE WORLD.  BIT BY BIT THE TRANSFORMATION ADVANCES.  THIS IS NOT WORK THAT CAN BE DONE IN ONE DAY AS YOU KNOW TIME.  IT IS ABIDING STRENGTH AND POWER THAT SHALL NOT BE SWERVED.

I DO NOT MOVE IN WITH MY HEAVY EQUIPMENT TO REARRANGE THE WORLD AND ARBITRARILY DO THE WORK.  COOPERATION IS THE THEME OF ALL INVOLVED.  WATCH AS THE DEMONS OF DARKNESS YIELD TO THE POWER THAT STANDS BEFORE THEM.  DARKNESS CLOSES IN UPON EVIL AND FORCES IT TO THE LIGHT.  AS EVIL STANDS AT THE OPEN DOOR IT IS HELD BY THE POWER OF THE LIGHT.  EVIL CANNOT REFUTE WHAT HAS COME.

ACQUIRING GOODS AND SERVICES WILL NOT SATISFY THE GREEDY DESIRES OF FALLEN MAN.  DARKNESS WILL NO LONGER SERVE ITS MASTER.  THE WATER IN THE WELLS THAT HAVE SATIATED THE WORLD HAS TURNED TO BLOOD BECAUSE THEY ARE BOUND TO DEATH.  ALL LIFE HAS LEFT THEM.  EVERYTHING THAT HAS COME THROUGH THE WORLD SYSTEM IS CUT OFF.  THE SUPPLY THERE IS FALSE — A HOLOGRAM OF WHAT ONCE WAS.  WHATEVER IS PICKED UP FROM THAT STOREHOUSE WILL SLITHER FROM YOUR HANDS. 

ONLY THE TRUE LIGHT WILL SUPPLY.  ONLY THE TRUE LIGHT CAN SUPPLY.  DO NOT LOOK TO THE WORLD.  DO NOT LOOK AT THE WORLD.  FACE THE LIGHT.  MY WRATH FALLS UPON SIN.  THIS IS JUDGMENT FOR ALL THAT IS IN DARKNESS.

I WILL CALL TO TASK THOSE WHO SHOULD BE IN THE KINGDOM BUT HAVE REFUSED TO ABIDE BY MY CALLING.  I HAVE RESERVED FOR THEM THE SEVERE TEST OF SEPARATION FROM LIGHT.  IN THIS DEPRIVED CONDITION THEY WILL LONG FOR MY RIGHTEOUSNESS AND RUE THE DAY THEY VENTURED FROM THE FOLD OF MY FLOCK.

BUT MY SPIRIT WILL ABIDE IN MERCY.  BECAUSE OF MY LOVE, THESE DEPRAVED ONES SHALL REGAIN THEIR POSITION IN ME THROUGH REPENTANT SURRENDER.  IN SURRENDER HEARTS ARE MADE TENDER, AND THE FIRE RECLAIMS WHAT WAS SHODDY TO BECOME A JEWEL IN MY TREASURY.

A NEW ORDER IS COMING INTO THE WORLD and it is RIGHTEOUSNESS.  As righteousness overtakes, evil will be captured and trampled.  Evil recedes in the presence of LIGHT.  God’s perfect will and purpose is now the law of the land.  It shall be made perfect in LOVE.  All outside of this law will perish as the land yields to the transformation.

The Word must become pre-eminent within and every burden laid to rest.  As the saints are implemented with the Living Word, Truth will reign giving freedom to all who receive it.  Burdens will be dissolved.  Truth sets you free!

Everyone’s truth that has been hidden in darkness will be drawn to the light.  Their secrets will be seen as wearing their own excrement on their faces.

THINGS ARE CHANGING TO UNENDING, AS THEY WERE IN THE BEGINNING, THE BEGINNING OF TIME THAT IS NOW.

“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.  (Matthew 24:37)

Today, just as in Noah’s time most people appear to be oblivious of the recompense for evil that is settling upon the world.  The thoughts, words and deeds of humanity have sown the tares to be destroyed at harvest time.

“God saw how great man’s wickedness on earth had become, and that every inclination of the thought of his heart was only evil all the time.”  (Genesis 6:5)

The world is full of guilt and it cannot be healed.  The old order of things is passing away.  All things shall be made new.  With vengeance, the God of Creation will establish possession of what He has redeemed.  Carnality in the human heart has intoxicated the inhabitants of the earth and the insanity of evil has ruled.  But the wicked way that man has moved in the world to circumvent the perfect will and purpose of God is coming to an end.  Those who continue to partake of that cup will mourn it’s passing. 

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm”.  (Ephesians 6:12)

“For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature.  They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.”  (Galatians 5:17)

“But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”  (Galatians 5:18)

“Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of wickedness.”  (Genesis 6:11)

“Not by might nor power, but by my Spirit,” says the LORD Almighty.”  (Zechariah 4:6) 

“Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of God bless it!  God bless it.  (Zechariah 4:7)

The deceiver shall be laid low without a weapon drawn.  The famous Battle of Armageddon is waged in the Valley of Decision, and that is within each human heart.  The Lord Almighty is filling the earth with those who will establish justice, as He has sworn.  His Spirit shall complete what He founded in His wisdom.

The Lord places the Company of Love in their places, and by the judgment of righteousness will displace evil with love.   What has been called the millennial reign begins this way.  The cords of justice shall bind the way of the world until perfection has come and the entire world radiates Christ.

The justice of God now sets the standard for humankind, and the world shall be judged by it. “The day of the Lord will come like a thief.  The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.”  (1 Peter 3:10)  The day of the Lord is the beginning of sorrows for the way of the world.  It is set in place by the standard of love, which is presented in the saints who have been longing for Christ’s appearing.  As these who are priests of the order of Melchizedek wait they undergo a change in the innermost part of their being.  A transformation will take place.  The life they live is in Christ and their purpose is to bring an end to the elemental principles of the world by the element of love.  All that the way of the world has held dear will be consumed in the fire of God’s righteousness.   His justice is propelled by love.

The Father has planted seeds of Himself [His family] in scattered places.  They will come together as a bower, touching by the energy of love to envelope the sphere of the earth.  Think of the transforming energy of photosynthesis.  This is the process by which the leaves of plants use the energy of water and light to change carbon dioxide to carbohydrates.  The by-product is the release of life-supporting oxygen into the air.  It is by this same basic method that the noxious energy in the world will be changed to Life as the Light within the plantings of the Lord give off the energy of love.  Just as evil has been the prince of the power-of-the-air, now because of the desires and words of the righteous the Prince of Peace shall rule in the same atmosphere that surrounds the people of the world.  This energy will in turn permeate the hearts of people everywhere as they take in the purity that surrounds them.  In this way and at this time the infrastructure of the world shall be re-ordered.

We really are all part of one another. What has been thought, spoken or done in this generation and in generations past has an effect on the now.  As we think in our hearts, so we are.  The words that are spoken give power to what we desire.  Every evil deed has been given the impetus for action by the thoughts, desires and words of every age known to mankind. Thoughts give way to action and the actions make evil commonplace. 

The human mind is a force of unseen energy.  Thoughts and words of base intent have mighty influence until they meet a greater power.  The greater power is the Mind of Christ.  The carnal mind has directed the work of the hands [mark of the beast] but as the message of the Mind of Christ overtakes the evil intent will be utterly destroyed.  Nothing that is of it will remain. The thousand-year reign of the saints with Christ is to this transforming purpose.

“For the great day of His wrath (vengeance, retribution, indignation) has come, and who is able to stand before it?”  (Revelations 6:17, Amplified Bible)

The beginning of the Kingdom Reign will present confusion in the world.  The Banner is raised by those who did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.  (Revelation 12:11)  These have laid down the robe of the flesh to take up the garment of righteousness and are the ones referred to in Scripture as, those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God.  (Revelation 20:4)  This is to say, the elect of God have been brought to eternal life as they put on Christ, died to self and have the mind of Christ.  The Spiritual energy coming forth from them by the force of love will reform the world’s supply.  Some will immediately bow to the righteousness that has come, but others will cling to their old ways only to find the storehouses of the world empty and that the resources of their minds yield only death. 

Consider the fact that the righteous justice of God is the standard that judges the world.  It shall be so.  “For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed.” (Acts 17:31)   “Do you not know that the saints will judge the world…”?  (1 Corinthians 6:2)  The elect of God will carry this righteous justice to Babylon [the wicked way that man has moved to circumvent the perfect will and purpose of God] in the strength of Christ and love shall overtake iniquity.  The Lord is raising up His holy ones from among us to lay waste in Babylon and no part of it will be saved.  No one and no thing will anymore live there.  It trembles and writhes now; its strength is exhausted for the Lord’s purpose stands against it.

 “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from its roots a Branch will bear fruit.  The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD – and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.

He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist.” (Isaiah 11:1-5)

The ashes of the flesh nature will be fertilizer for the new order to flourish in the earth.  I am referring to the inward transformation by way of holy fire that will bear witness in the natural realm.  The pulling down of carnality will occur in the transposition of the soul when the attributes of the Son are witnessed in the saints.  God is the Father of the human race, and now the family inheritance of traits will be from Him. The mature one in Christ will present the image of what the Spirit of God has sired within the soul.  The testimony of the unseen is taking form.

When the union of the recreated spirit and the soul has reached maturity, the attributes of the Son of God will be presented in human form once more.  This is the Fruit of the Spirit coming forth, the reality of Christ in the form of man.  The identity of the spiritual children of the soul will be birthed into the world and the transformation to the immortal state of the elect completed.  The purpose then is for those so transformed to stand with Christ, not alongside but in Him, to reign in righteousness until the whole world becomes the Kingdom of God.

What stands upon the threshold is no surprise to those who have been a faithful testimony to the revelation of Christ.  When God’s love begins to permeate the world it will bring justice, and it shall fall as wrath upon iniquity.  “’Even now,’ declares the LORD,  ‘Return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.’”  (Joel 2:12)  Some will recognize the thief who has ruled their lives, turn to worship God and be saved.  But sin itself will not be dealt with for that is already bound to death.  Justice prevailing will be the cause of torment and failure in the world system. 

All that is of evil intent is outside of God’s design and will be subject to the “time of Jacob’s trouble”.  There is no merit, no redeeming factor in the world that man has built in his delusion of logic and power.  All that comes from carnality is sown to that realm.  Only things that are sown to the heavenly realm are lasting.  All not established in the Word will fall by the Word.   The scene of Ananias and Sapphira will be revisited.

The Kingdom of God is juxtaposed in the world.  Heaven and earth are becoming one.  In the very place where you now stand the change shall occur.  One is not required to move from place to place or to be swooped up into the air.  The army of the Lord is the Company of Love, and they do not bear arms. God’s judgment comes into the world by the priests of righteousness and peace.

The Spirit of Christ within will bring the Kingdom of God from the inside of the elect to the outside.  The transformation that has come to the soul of man will surface.  The call of Jesus Christ to “Come to me” will be obeyed. The inalterable law that remains in the center of the universe will be fulfilled.  This immutable law is THE LAW OF RETURN.

Christ is the intangible power of the love that will bring identity to the new creation that walks the earth.  His life gives vigor to the saints of the new order of man; He is the resurrection of the saints.  The rebirth of the Son in the spirit of mankind is Christ’s coming.  The standing of the Christ in the form of the sons is Christ’s appearing.

When the elect are seen in their new identity, love will be radiating out.  Love is the force of power to present the reclamation of the world by way of transformation to righteousness.  The love I’m speaking of is not acts of loving-kindnesses.  It is not benevolence toward the poor.  It is not brotherly love.  It has NOTHING to do with feelings.  This love is the cutting edge of truth and it is a FORCE.  The time of rebellion is near.

Read the words of Jeremiah concerning Babylon, understanding that Israel is the elect of God in this day and Babylon the world system:

“‘In those days, at that time’ declares the LORD, ‘search will be made for Israel’s guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare.

“‘Do everything I have commanded you.  The noise of battle is in the land, the noise of great destruction!  How broken and shattered is the hammer of the whole earth!  How desolate is Babylon among the nations!  I set a trap for you, O Babylon, and you were caught before you knew it; you were found and captured because you opposed the LORD.  The LORD has opened his arsenal and brought out the weapons of his wrath, for the Sovereign LORD Almighty has work to do in the land of the Babylonians.  Come against her from afar.  Break open her granaries; pile her up like heaps of grain.  Completely destroy her and leave her no remnant.  Kill all her young bulls; let them go down to the slaughter!  Woe to them!  For their day has come, the time for them to be punished.  Listen to the fugitives and refugees from Babylon declaring in Zion how the LORD our God has taken vengeance, vengeance for his temple.”

“’Summon archers against Babylon, all those who draw the bow.  Encamp all around her; let no one escape.  Repay her for her deeds; do to her as she has done.  For she has defiled the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.  Therefore, her young men will fall in the streets; all her soldiers will be silenced in that day’ declares the LORD.  ‘See, I am against you, O arrogant one,’ declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty, ‘for your day has come, the time for you to be punished.  The arrogant one will stumble and fall and no one will help her up; I will kindle a fire in her towns that will consume all who are around her.’”  (Jeremiah 50:20, 22-32)

Evil will devour what Babylon has spawned.  As the cords of justice bind the world, evil will be the undoing of itself.  The trap that the Lord has laid for the world system is the greed, lust and pride of the people.  These base cravings will deplete the supply of the world system, and the empty storehouses will incite rebellion.   The “great city” will have no life with which to replenish itself when God reclaims human souls by way of truth going forth.  The elect of God will stand in faith and love – the new creation who are the testimony of righteousness, the revelation of truth.

The Day of Christ’s appearing will not come until the rebellion. 

“Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for [that day will not come] until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.  He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God”.  (2 Thessalonians 2:3, 4)

“Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.  The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute.  They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire.  For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to give the beast their power to rule, until God’s words are fulfilled.  The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”  (Revelation 17:15-18)

The greed of lust and pride will deplete the supply of the world and the rebellion will come.  The prostitute is Babylon; the man of lawlessness is the old nature of the human race that has ruled the world by way of deceit. The beast and the ten horns is carnal strength to rule.  When the way of the world is stripped of its strength due to the rebellion, then deceit will be removed, and the carnal nature will be seen for what it is.

“For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.  And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming”.  (2 Thessalonians 2:7, 8)

The Lord Jesus Christ will not step in and wage war against evil to destroy everything wicked.  Those who persist in living by the world system will have to rebel against their captor.  There will be no defense against retribution for evil.  The only way out is through the Door, who is Christ.  The priests are the directors of righteousness and peace to open the way.  Hearts that are only lukewarm for Christ will not be sufficient to endure the strife that the world is tumbling toward.  Helping hands, smiling faces and platitudes will be inadequate in this time.  Tolerance for wicked acts promotes the way for evil to increase.  Anything not united in Christ will find its end.

Love of truth will remove the evil one that holds back the unveiling of the carnality that has controlled mankind.  The evil one that conceals the abomination which makes the world desolate is deceit.  The Word spoken and done will overthrow the carnal nature.

The Word spoken is not by way of a sermon.  The Word done is not by way of good works.  The power of love is made manifest in the saints by the fact of exchanging the garment of flesh for the robe of righteousness, which is dwelling in Christ – putting Him on so to speak. “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”- Christ is the identification of the elect. “The LORD Our Righteousness” – the life that these live is Christ’s. 

The first fruits of the final harvest are presenting what the churches have called the rapture to those waiting for the appearing of Christ.   In actuality, the rising up to meet Christ is an integral part of salvation occurring in the inward parts – the submitted soul united in the recreated spirit.  The completed form of the Church of the Firstborn is the Family of God – many members of one body, the SON.

Recall the words of Jesus when He celebrated Passover with His disciples for the last time:  “For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'”  (Matthew 23:39)  And again in Luke 22:15, 16“I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.  For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”  Passover is the feast of the sign of the blood, the sign of salvation.  Jesus left in triumph because He fulfilled in earth what will again find fulfillment in the Kingdom of God when those of Christ’s body relinquish the life of the blood for the life that is in Christ.  He left the world in triumph for salvation was then provided.

The phrase, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”, comes from Psalm 118.  These words were chanted or sung by the people as the bound ram was brought to the altar for a holocaust offering during the Feast of Tabernacles.  Heaven’s fulfillment of this feast will come at the turning of the age in the maturity of Christ’s body.  The sublime will be accomplished through the obedience of those who willingly lay down the robe of the flesh to take up the sword of truth and don the garments of peace, which is righteousness. This is the celebration of Tabernacles to which Jesus referred when He said, “…you will not see me again until you say,Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”  It is the ingathering of the final harvest when the called out ones are feeding completely upon the Bread of Life in the rest remaining.  They are the holocaust offering.

“The Lord Our Righteousness” is found in Jeremiah 23.  It is prophesied that in the time of the gathering of the remnant there will be shepherds of righteousness and peace over His flock.  Read Jeremiah’s prophesy concerning the righteous branch:  “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.  In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety.  This is the name by which he will be called: ‘The LORD Our Righteousness’….” He goes on to speak in the form of types and shadows that people will no longer be praising God for freedom from Egypt but for freedom from the crueler constraint of the world system.

Remember:  we are the completers of types and shadows, the tangible/ spiritual outworking of the Pattern Son.  It is not the resurrected Jesus that we seek to emulate, rather, it is the ascended Savior with whom we seek to appear – the new form who walks.

“Listen, I tell you a mystery:  We will not all sleep but we will all be changed – in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.  For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.  For the perishable must clothe itself with imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.”  (1 Corinthians 15:51-53)

The Father of the new creation is the Spirit of Christ.  This Spirit recreated in the human breast will proliferate the Son.  The Son of God (manchild) will be birthed through a mature relationship with Christ.  The outworking of the attributes of the recreated spirit displays that mature relationship.  In the Day of Rest remaining tangible evidence of Spiritual Fruit will identify the SON, the new creation who walks.

The flesh nature of self-attached to the sense realm is the area that reveals the fallen character and gives gratification to the sensual longings of that realm.  The presence of the Holy Spirit gradually brings changes as the mind, will and emotions are retrained and cleansed in the fire of the new nature that has come.  There will be a transformation of this facet of humanness.  The sense realm shall perceive the Kingdom of God and give expression to the attributes of the nature and character of Christ. 

It is the inherent authority of the Christ life that we seek.  Delegated authority in the name of Jesus is for but a season.  A constant awareness of Christ in us, and who we are in Him brings us the peace of the OVERCOMER.  All changes that come about are by the power of the Spirit.

Jesus Christ brought death to the flesh nature and Spiritual life for the soul by His one mighty act.  Because of it, the whole world and everything in it will become the treasure of His intent – transformed according to God’s perfect will and purpose.

It is one Son, one Christ, who has been birthed into the world, and those of the congruent body will give way to the event of His appearing.  It is His life born of many souls who will present the standing of the family of God, the persona of Jesus Christ once more in the form of man.

We must learn to think of God as Father – Daddy.  Created man is the child of His love.  We are the intent of His focus.  We are created not to be beneath but above.  Man is the crown of all of God’s creation.  We are the pleasure of His purpose.  It is not these vessels of clay that we are to nurture unto redemption.  No, the earthly tent is not for redemption but for transformation.  When the resurrection of the body is mentioned it is the congruent body of Christ that is referred to, and it is of a higher nature than flesh and blood.

God is all things needful for every person.  We are the intended bride of the Spirit – His Spirit.  He is our Father and Brother.  He is our Lover and Husband.  We are His wife, the womb to bring forth His child, His family.  Our flesh nature is the mother who must die in favor of the child to be born.  (Remember that Rachel died giving birth to Benjamin.  She [flesh nature] wanted the baby [second son] named Benoni, son of my sorrow but Jacob named him Benjamin, son of my right hand.  This may be compared to the flesh nature making way for the remnant son in this day) The retrained soul, wooed by the recreated spirit, is the bride to replace the unfaithful wife of the Old Testament.

Without trepidation each one must move on to the next facet of salvation.  It is the intrinsic right of every child of God to be one in Christ.  We are to inherit with Christ Jesus.  Each of us will be Christ endued – living by the Spirit, not flesh and blood.  Are you able to conceive it?  Dare you allow yourself to believe it?  “Do you not know you are gods. (Psalm 82:6; John 10:34) Just as Jesus bore the name of God in Christ, so shall those who bow their knee at the name of Jesus bear the character and nature of Christ (the Name).  And God said that every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess as Lord the name by which we are saved.  The name of Jesus means, “God is Salvation”.

There is a place created in Christ which is the dwelling place for God’s family (We are in Him as He is in us.)  The Christ of God presented Himself in human flesh to make the sacrifice for mankind so that God’s perfect will and purpose could come to pass in created man.  Jesus was the perfect specimen of man, able to sacrifice the human flesh to set humanity free from the life supplied by the blood that courses through our mortal bodies.  The human flesh of Jesus typified the fallen nature [flesh nature] of the human race.  The blood of His human form was drained away and His body of flesh was hung upon the accursed cross, bound to death as it were.

The water that flowed from Christ Jesus’ pierced side was symbolic of the new life of the Spirit, brought back to fallen man and released in the death throes of the mortal form of the Savior.  Christ is the Universal Spirit of Holiness who gives Eternal Life to each individual soul.

Everyone will die into the way that Jesus Christ has opened.  He is the Way we will follow by Truth unto Life.  Every human being born on this planet will do inwardly the same thing that Christ Jesus did in His physical form.  We must each crucify the flesh of our nature and don the life of the Spirit.

Death to the flesh nature is the death required to enter heaven’s gate.  The death of the mortal form is a moot question.  The flesh and blood of the human form has no meaning concerning the Life Eternal.  The death of that form had significance only in the death of Jesus.

Yes, everyone will die into Christ, but to inherit with Him we must come out of the darkness.  He is the only Light available that will dispel the darkness of a fallen soul.  Baptism by water is the ritual that symbolizes our receiving the new life that has come to our spirit.  Baptism by fire is the cleansing of the soul unto refinement, which makes us able to dwell with the Father.  Until the human spirit calls out to the Spirit of Christ by the authority of the name of Jesus, he is not able for the Fire of Retribution.  The outer darkness is the abode of one who has not yet met the Christ of Jesus – whether he is in the body or out of the body. Everyone will experience the death of flesh, both in the tangible and the intangible.

God blesses His own with Spiritual Blessings beyond compare to the riches of the world.  If one is yet seeking blessings of the physical realm he has not moved on to the higher walk of dwelling in Christ.  Blessings in the “name of Jesus” are for mortal man struggling in the fallen world to aid him in his earth walk.  Spiritual Blessings ready the mature son for Kingdom living and also keep him while in his “earthly tent.”

There waits a period set aside by Father God for those of Christ’s body to reign with Him over the world.  This reign will present true justice and the people will learn righteousness.  The elect will stand as one, firmly fixed in the bride [souls of the righteous made perfect], figuratively known as Jerusalem – the Church of the Firstborn.  This body of people will move as one in mind, will and purpose for they are wedded to the Son.  The cords of justice will bind the way of the world rendering carnality inoperative.

All that has been prefigured and foretold for the latter days will come to pass.  The Feast of Tabernacles will be fulfilled in earth.  The bride will give birth to the SON and Christ shall be seen.  (Before the people looked at Christ Jesus and saw a man; in this day they will look at a man and see Christ.) Those in their mortal bodies will say, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord” and present their flesh nature to be burned as the required offerings of this feast.  From the ashes of that burning will rise the new creation of man in God.  The breath of God will enter the dead to the flesh of the earth realm and they will live by the recreated spirit, for Christ will REIGN in the midst of them.  Mortality will take on immortality and the way that people have moved in the world will be no more.

These things will not come to pass in a moment of time but by a gradual turning.  Because the sons of God are being prepared to stand, carnality is depleting itself – growing viler and demanding more of the souls of fallen man daily.  The carnal nature has always been “on a limited leash”; able to present only that which is common to all in the earth.  Time is running out for carnality to feed on the souls of mankind.  The earth bound walk of humankind is drawing to a close.

 

 

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