DECEPTION and us taking DOMINION over IT
BY: LINDA KEITH
MAY and JUNE 2007
MAY 29, 2007
What has deception to do with us? Actually, it has NOTHING to do with us, but It is indeed a way of learning discernment and knowing truth from error. And believe me, MANY are in DECEPTION, but we are going to take dominion of that deception that is within some. WE, as HIM are going to call forth the MANIFESTATION OF HIS FINISHED WORK.
Deception comes from the word, “deceive”. Webster tells us this about deception; to mislead or delude; dupe, fool, hoodwink. Lying is a deception, also. So, let’s look at the Christian and deception.
Our little group was talking about this subject, Sunday. There is much that we can become aware of, that will help to change our thinking about Who we are. Many times, we read over something so rapidly that we don’t really wait for understanding to come, but, fortunately, we can always listen to that voice within us and receive understanding. But, I would encourage you to read S-L-O-W-L-Y. Pay attention to every word, even if you THINK that you know what it means.
Many believers have been taught that because they have the Holy Spirit, they cannot be deceived. But the truth is, that it IS Christians that are deceived the most. Those who don’t know the Lord yet, could not care less about this deceit. By THINKING that a Christian can’t be deceived, makes it very easy to be deceived, when we are not aware of our True Identity. We are told that “even the ELECT might be deceived.”
This has been a really weird week, for me. Some people have contacted me with some of the most deceiving words, yet they do not know that they are BEING deceived. But, of course, people who are deceived don’t realize that they are being deceived simply because they are deceived. We must be a LOVER OF TRUTH. What are we told?
2Thess. 2:10-11, “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them STRONG DELUSION, that they should believe a lie.“
Now, let me say right off the bat, we are One in I AM, so there is no excuse for any of us being deceived. Time alone with I AM, will not let us fall into deception. I AM cannot lie. There is so much going on today; people worshipping angels; people worshipping man; and some still worshipping animals. It is sad, but it is for a reason. We were given I AM’s fullness (John 1:16), and it is up to us whether we use that fullness or not.
One thing about deception is that without Him being sought, listened to, makes people very vulnerable to deception. Now, every Christian says, “I am not without Him”, and this is true. There is not a single people on this planet that is without Him. BUT, does every Christian spend time alone with Him? Listening to Him? Hearing Him? Sadly, no they don’t. These are those who are vulnerable to deception.
Once a lie “permeates” the mind, that person’s ideas, beliefs and opinions begin to “crystallize”. Take as liquid that turns solid, that solid thing doesn’t move. Liquid does move; liquid moves each time it is touched. Like the crystallizing of liquid, a deception doesn’t move. And people who are in deception, usually those people will stay in the state of deception (in a particular area) all their lives. They don’t know that they are being deceived, simply because they are in that state of deception.
Any part of the mind, our thoughts, that are not surrendered to the anointing (God’s life in and through us) IS vulnerable to deception. In the Old Testament, deceptions were considered, “strongholds”. A stronghold was a “Fortified” dwelling used as a means of protection FROM THE ENEMY. Guess Who the Enemy was? God.
In the New Testament, strongholds are defined as “speculations”, lofty things that raise up against the knowledge of God, MAN sitting himself up as God. Now do not confuse this with those who KNOW that they are not man, but Spirit Beings. No, the speculations of MAN who think he is above all others, even God.
2 Thess. 2:3-4, “Let no MAN deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that MAN of sin be revealed, the son of perdition: who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or is worshipped so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
MAN does this. This is why I keep telling you that you are The very Spirit of God. You came forth out from within Him, and HE IS SPIRIT, so that makes YOU the SAME SPIRIT that He is. To think otherwise is a deception. It is MAN who WANTS to be God, just as Adam and Eve wanted to be something that they ALREADY WERE!!!!
Joel gives us the stages of deception and where it leads.
Joel 1:4, “The word of the Lord that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hathe this been in our days, or even in the days of your fathers? Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten: and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eathen; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar eateth.”
This is the crystallization of the mind. This is where all stands still in the deception that people come into. Look at the above with definitions of each “insect” and what it shows us about the 4 stages of deception:
Palmerworm=to devour. (with false doctrine)………….stage 1…..temptation
Locust=to increase……………………………………………..stage 2…..backslide
Cankerworm=to lick up (as a dog)………………………..stage 3…..fall away
Caterpillar=to totally consume……………………………..stage 4…..apostasy
temptation…..James 1:12-15, “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. (His mind). Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away OF HIS OWN LUST, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”
backslide…..Prov 14:14, “The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.”
fallaway…..Heb.6:4, “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost. And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”
apostasy…..Jude 4, “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
STOPPING DECEPTION takes SEEKING!!! Many people PRAY but few SEEK! What is seeking? Seeking IS DISCERNING I AM’S PRESENCE!! Everyone seeking I AM is not going to find Him in the same place or at the same level.
Luke 10:22, “All things are delivered to me of my Father, and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father, ad who the Father is, but the So, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.”
Eph. 4:13, “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect a man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”
A deception that all come into the unity OF THE WORD, is not what Jesus said. He said, the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God. We are at different levels or realms in Him, but we MUST ALL BE IN UNITY OF THE FAITH, HIS FAITH. And look at verse 22 in Luke 10; The HEART of the Father and the Son ARE THE SAME!! We ARE ONE IN HIM, which means it is the SAME HEART that is concerned with others.
We are going to be looking how WE can break the strongholds in those who DO NOT KNOW THEIR TRUE IDENTITY. IF we can forgive sin, we can break strongholds, ALL AROUND THE WORLD!! HOW? Because it is HIM that is living this life that we were deceived into believing that it was OUR LIFE. IT IS HIM AS US AND US AS HIM!!!
JUNE 2, 2007
I want to continue with our study about deception; but we need to know some things, before we can take dominion of the deception that has held back the manifestation of I AM, in and through us.
I want to talk just a little about our salvation. It is foolish to assume that our initial salvation experience has eliminated all the wrong ideas, thoughts and attitudes (strongholds), which still influence our perceptions and behaviors. It is TRUE, that old things are passed away, and it is TRUE that new things has come to us. BUT, until we are walking in the MANIFESTATION of the fullness of the measure of the stature of Christ, we should not assume anything.
Now, here I am speaking directly to BABES and those in a lower dimension of their walk, in I AM. And those who just can’t seem to leave the realm that you may have been in for a long time. And I want to say something, here. So many people say, “Oh you can’t move, you have to allow God to move you up”. It is time that we realize that when we were equipped with His fullness, it wasn’t just placed in us, for us to let it lay dormant. YOU ARE WHO HE IS; YOU ARE WHAT HE IS; AND YOU HAVE ALL THAT HE HAS!!! So, who are we to WAIT on? WE MUST separate from the WAITERS!! Because the waiters are waiting themselves right into death of the body.
2 Cor. 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, (GOD’S LIFE), he is a NEW CREATURE: OLD THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY; behold, ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW.”
Notice here, things ARE NOT going to become new, they ARE ALREADY BECOME NEW. The need for this day is to KNOW Who and what you are and what is deposited within you. And it is all in the scriptures, if you are a person who insists on seeing it in writing. Grasp what is said. Take hold of it and don’t let go. BELIEVE IT! It has nothing to do with the carnal mind; it is simply the TRUTH OF I AM.
Hebrews 2:5-10, 5 “For unto the angels hath he NOT put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.“ We are now in that world, which back then, when this was written, was to come.
VS 6, “But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
I love this word, “mindful”. It means the idea of fixture in the mind or mental grasp; recall to mind, remember. WE ARE A FIXTURE IN THE MIND OR MENTAL GRASP OF I AM!!! To me, this is so very awesome. A FIXTURE. Now, let me ask you, is your mind, you? Your renewed mind? Of course it is. WE are not only the fixture in the Mind of I AM, WE are the MENTAL GRASP of Him; of His thinking.!! Look this up for yourself, and grasp the truth of this. Then tell me that you have to be a “waiter”. It is a TRUTH that all you have to do is believe Him. You are Him, or if you prefer, One IN HIM. You are going to LOVE this part of this study. Ok, let’s go on.
VS 7, “Thou madest him (man) a little lower than the angels; thou crowned him with glory and honor, and didst set him over the works of thy hands.”
Who is being spoken of here? Look back at verse 6, MAN. We were made a little lower than the angels; and we were crowned with HIS glory and honor, and WE ARE SET OVER THE WORKS OF HIS HANDS!!!! Hallelujah!! Remember, I keep preaching, “HIS WORK IS FINISHED!” It is. (Gen. 2:2, John 17: 4). Isn’t that what is written? Now look; WE ARE SET OVER HIS WORKS! That means, I AM IS NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING ELSE. He has set US over His works. WE are to bring that finished work into manifestation. Oh wait, there is more!
VS 8, “Thou hast put ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. BUT, NOW we see not yet all things put under him.”
Let’s pick this verse apart. It says ALL THINGS are subject to us. I AM put all in subjection under us. I AM left NOTHING that IS NOT PUT UNDER US. You read this for yourself. Now WE have to be mindful!! WE have to have this FIXTURE in OUR MIND; have this SAME MENTAL GRASP that He has. Even IF it is not understood by you, you MUST BELIEVE it and allow it to become a fixture in your mind. This is the renewing of the mind that brings forth the transformation, or, THE MANIFESTATON OF I AM, IN ALL OF US.
But notice, WE SEE NOT ALL THINGS UNDER US. Why? Because we have insisted on listening to men and women who tell us, “Man can do nothing”. Well, that is true IF we stay in that same frame of mind that they are in. They are WAITING ON HIM to do. But, what are we told, HIS WORK IS FINISHED AND WE ARE SET OVER HIS FINISHED WORKS. As long as we WAIT, the works will not be under us. Death will take this body and we will stay in that invisible realm, still learning, UNTIL, ONE, a many membered ONE allows the manifestation to take place, right here on earth! Jesus isn’t going to do it. He is no longer that flesh man that walked the earth that I AM worked THROUGH; that I AM talked THROUGH. We are to know that flesh man NO MORE. (2 Cor. 5:16)
Wherefore HENCEFORTH (from now on) know we NO MAN after the flesh: YEA, though we have known Christ after the flesh, YET NOW, HENCEFORTH (from now on) know we him no more.”
Folks, this isn’t just a scripture, IT IS A COMMAND!! He isn’t that flesh man any longer. He returned to His original position, I AM!!! This is how we are to know Him; as HE IS, not was. Ok let’s go on. Now, let’s see how we are compared with Jesus.
VS 9, “But we see Jesus.“ We have made the flesh man Jesus, an idol. We can’t see Who we are, because the church has taught us to ONLY SEE JESUS. It isn’t the flesh man Jesus who lives in us. It is the I AM. The One that the flesh Jesus returned to being. We can see Jesus doing all the healing, the preaching and the TAKING OF DOMINION, but we can’t see US DOING IT; because our focus is in the wrong place; seeing the illusional thinking of the carnal mind, and the teachings of man. What are we told of Jesus?
VS 9, “Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels,“ Hummm……so were we. “for the suffering of death.” WE have been suffering death, but that is coming to an end, for some HAS COME TO AN END!! “crowned with glory and honor;” imagine that, so were we. “that by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” He should taste death for who? EVERY MAN!!! Well, we are the ones in that better plan that God had. We ARE NOT TO TASTE DEATH and we are to MANIFEST THE IMMORTALITY THAT JESUS BROUGHT TO LIGHT!!
When I AM said that He is no respecter of persons, He meant just that including Jesus. And you know what? This is how HE SEES US. It is or has been US seeing ourselves differently. This is just one taste of DECEPTION that has had us bound. Was Jesus glorious? Yes, He was. Was He Divine? Yes, He was. AND SO ARE WE!!! Will this be a fixture in your mind? Will this truth be the mental grasp that you will carry with you? That my friend is up to you. No one can work out another man’s salvation. He told us, “work out YOUR OWN salvation.”
Listen, the church has been destructive to us. The laying on of hands are crystallized thoughts. The wilderness is where one had to go to meet God. Are these to be in our walk? Yes indeed. But, we are not to stay in them. Read Hebrews, 6: 1-3 Read that first verse really well and you will see what ALL we have to leave!
You know, when I was studying for the Joshua study, I found that Joshua KNEW GOD”S MIND; by speaking BACK to God, the words that God spoke to Joshua!! We HAVE HIS MIND, so why aren’t WE speaking back to Him, His words? We don’t have to go and lay hands on a person to have the manifestation of the healing that they already have, worked in them. WE/HIM simply SPEAK it; BELIEVE it; and then see it as finished work, and LEAVE IT. We don’t have to keep saying, praying, proclaiming, the same thing over and over. When I AM speaks, He sees finished, what He spoke. As being ONE IN HIM, we can too, because it is HIM, all is Him.
I will close with this. WE HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BREAK STRONGHOLDS IN PEOPLE.
The three strongholds of DECEPTION has been:
1) in the realm of the Spirit
2) the church
3) the mind
JUNE 5, 2007
Many people have no idea of what it means to “be in the Spirit”. In reality, we ARE SPIRIT; the exact SAME SPIRIT that I AM IS, WAS and always WILL BE. We were brought forth out from within that Spirit. We don’t have to have “religious” music; we don’t need to be in a building that is called, “church”; and we don’t have to keep repeating ourselves. Have you ever thought that when we keep calling into being, a thing over and over and over AGAIN, we are showing DOUBT of what we called forth, to appear? Doubt is a deception.
Being “in the Spirit” is BEING WHAT WE ARE!! There is ONLY ONE SPIRIT! (Eph. 4:4-6). There are ATTITUDES, but only ONE SPIRIT. This must be realized in order to take dominion of all things. It will not work without knowing this. IF we consider ourselves, MAN, we can forget taking dominion. Let’s look at what scripture tells us, regarding this.
Gen. 1:27, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” 28, “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
Now, the first thing we must know about WHO was given dominion, is to remember the “man” that was brought forth here. This “man” is mankind. And he was A SPIRIT BEING. He WAS NOT A HUMAN BEING!! He was in the image of God, and God is a Spirit. Flesh has no part of the Spirit; not until it is changed to a incorruptible body. Just as the “man” that was created, we must return to the thinking of that man. He thought as God. He knew NOTHING BUT GOD. Spirit has no corruption. Flesh does. Or at least this is what we have been taught for years, hundreds of years. This Spirit Being in the image of God is who dominion was given. This is why I keep telling people What and Who they are.
“As a man thinketh so is he.” This is true. It is true of the corruptible as well as the in corruptible. The mind is a powerful thing. The thing is, the things of the corruptible is temporal; the things of incorruptible is lasting. This word “thinketh” means; a door, a portal, an opening. We walk through this door with BELIEF. It is not enough to just think a thing. We must walk through the door in belief. Deep, true, long standing belief. If you notice, nearly everything Jesus said, he added, “IF thou believeth.”
Say that we are taking dominion over sickness, in someone. And we speak it into being. And then tomorrow we speak the same thing again. And the next day, and the next, and the next. That shows doubt of the first time we spoke it. If you ask me, “Linda, will you give me some bread”. And I said, “Yes, I will”. Then you turn around and ask again. And again. Don’t you think that that would show that you were not sure if I would give it , the first time you asked?. It’s the same with prayer, speaking in to being. DOUBT!! Doubt brings forth NOTHING.
And with the words we speak, we MUST BELIEVE; THE MOMENT WE SPEAK THEM and we must EXPECT what we speak and SEE it finished. We don’t just turn around and STILL see a healing needed. This is DOUBT. The natural eyes will never show you DOMINION.
John 4:31-36 “In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, hath any man brought him ought to eat? Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. Say not ye, there are yet four months, and THEN cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, LIFT UP YOUR EYES, AND LOOK ON THE FIELDS, FOR THEY ARE WHITE ALREADY TO HARVEST. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal, that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.”
He sees things RIGHT NOW, whereas people WAIT and WAIT and WAIT for. He sees things NOW in existence, these things taking place NOW. When He spoke a thing, there was no DOUBT about what He expected to see. He KNEW His identity; He knew the dominion that was in Him; He KNEW the will of the Father. Unlike those preaching, “WAIT”, He EXPECTED what He spoke to come into being. And this is how we must be. Because of OUR TRUE IDENTITY. Is there anything that God cannot speak into being? The disciples saw four months from that time, that the harvest would come, they were WAITERS. IF they had BELIEVED and had LIFTED their focus to where His focus was, they would have expected as He expected.
You see, the natural mind wants us to believe we can do nothing. When one preaches or teaches you that you can do nothing, then, you know where his or her mind is, in the natural, carnal thinking. The five senses are ruling. Reason tells us what we can and cannot do, but HE tells us that He has given us HIS ALL, INCLUDING HIMSELF. We are one in Him. The reasonable senses tell us that we are limited, but, IS HE LIMITED? ARE YOU ONE IN HIM? Then where does this “limited” thing come into play? You ARE the image of Him, you have His fullness, as He is so ARE you. Are you going to WAIT till you get to “heaven” to realize this? What need would there be for all this in “heaven”? All there is suppose to be perfect, isn’t it? BE WHAT AND WHO YOU ARE NOW!!
Our consciousness MUST CHANGE. Our senses cannot rule us any longer. We must take them captive. We must do as our Pattern, Jesus did. The “meat” that He spoke of, He feasted on. We become what we feast on. Our thoughts make us what we think. Actually, they don’t “make” us, they bring forth the REAL US, which is HIM. He appears; He is all that is seen. Our heavens has our “meat” and we must life our focus to that meat and feast on it; speak it, expect it and see it as it is; not WAIT for it. WE must walk in it, regardless of what others say. THEY cannot do it for us, it seems that they cannot do it for themselves, so how can they do it for us? Can’t you see who the DECEIVER is? It is the natural mind.
We must walk as our True Identity; we must talk as our True Identity talks. I don’t mean to use “religious sounding” words and tones. I mean, be the reflection of Him that He meant for us to be. We must SEE ourselves with our arms around people and things; and SPEAKING LOVE TO THEIR HEARTS. Love rids all that is not His nature. Love ends torture. Love ends hunger. Love ends hate. LOVE OVERTAKES THE NATURAL MIND AND THE FIVE SENSES!!
Another deception is the thinking that we have to be around or near what we are speaking dominion over. When Jesus was ask to heal, He SPOKE it. He didn’t have to be in a certain place for the healing to appear. HE KNEW AND SAW AND EXPECTED the healing and it took place. It is not healing alone that this works for. We are to have dominion over the elements. We are to have dominion over all things. To do this we must follow the Pattern, laid for us.
He SAW THE FINISHED WORK; He spoke it into being; and He believed and expected. This is what we must do. We must not keep asking and begging. HIS WORK IS FINISHED. It is in our hands to bring forth the manifestation of the work He finished. We are told in Genesis and in the Book of John that His work is finished and this is how we MUST SEE it, when we speak it into manifestation. We can no longer go by what the natural eyes see.
First; we must hold a vision of the finished work.
Second; we must BELIEVE it is the way HE says it is, not as it seems to the natural mind.
Third; we must call it forth, into being.
Fourth; Expect it to appear.
Fifth; we must never lose sight of the finished work.
If HE says that something is white, but the natural eyes see it as purple, we must see that thing as white. Yes, we will be considered, strange, to others, but what does that matter? We must even leave the word “image”. We must all HIM to walk the earth as you and you as Him. ONE.
There will be more to come on this subject, but I probably won’t be writing for a couple of weeks, as I have so much to do. But, read and reread this; digest it; think on it, BE IT.
JUNE 7, 2007
In this part, I want to look at some DECEPTION that comes OUT OF THE CHURCH, into our mind. When we are awakened to a deception, I DON’T CARE WHO TAUGHT IT, WE MUST CHANGE IT!! This is the renewing of our mind that brings forth the manifestation of HIM.
Many of you will have heard me say some of these things, many times, but they need repeating.
Recently, a sister sent me an article written by a well known minister. He made the remark, “Every one of us came out of Jesus.” This is so incorrect. I wrote a study on us making an idol out of the Bible, and us making an idol of the man, Jesus. We have done exactly that.
Number one, we are told in Genesis that GOD created us in HIS IMAGE, not the image of Jesus. Jesus was our Pattern, but we DID NOT COME OUT OF HIM. UNLESS you are seeing Jesus as Who He truly was and is, God. He was God in the beginning, and returned to being God when He finished His work here on earth. And another thing, when you read the scriptures and the word “Christ” appears, it is talking about the flesh man Jesus. When it speaks of Christ being raised from the dead that is about the man Jesus, NOT CHRIST. Christ is God’s Life flowing through a person, and CHRIST CAN NEVER DIE!! When Jesus finished His work, and returned to being God, we are to let go of Him (Jesus) and go on growing IN MEMORY to our True Identity.
Gal. 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ, (this should be Jesus, Christ cannot die), nevertheless, I live, yet not I, but Christ (God’s Life liveth in me) liveth in me; and the life that I now live IN THE FLESH I live by the faith of the Son Gjod, Jesus, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” He, Jesus, is our Pattern. We learn faith from Him. He showed us how to live in the flesh body by faith.
Gen 1:27, 2Cor 3:18, Gen 9:6, Eph 5:20,30, All of these tells us what we ARE IN GOD. “So GOD created man IN HIS OWN IMAGE, in the IMAGE OF GOD created He him, male and female created He them.” “Giving thanks always for all things unto GOD and the FATHER in the NAME (nature) of our Lord Jesus Christ;” We do not have to say, “in the name of Jesus”, each time we pray. What this means is that we are to pray IN THE SAME NATURE that Jesus prayed in. “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of god made he man.” The Image of God, not the flesh man, Jesus.
2Cor 5:16, “Wherefore HENCEFORTH (or, from now on) know we no man after the flesh: yea, THOUGH WE HAVE KNOWN CHRIST (THIS SHOULD BE JESUS) THOUGH WE HAVE KNOWN JESUS AFTER THE FLESH, YET NOW, HENCEFORTH KNOW WE HIM NO MORE.”
No one has EVER known Christ after the flesh. Christ, or the Life of God, flows IN MAN, INSIDE, WITHIN man, not in our flesh. JESUS is who we knew after the flesh. But, once we receive from the Spirit and grow, we are to know Him no more as the flesh and blood man, Jesus. Jesus returned to Fatherhood, and left US as the Sons of God. We are to know Him as HE IS NOW, GOD.
Heb 6:1-3, “LEAVING THE PRINCIPLES OF THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST, LET US GO ON UNTO PERFECTION...” The word “principles” means, from commencement, from the beginning. We are NOT to stay at the teaching of Jesus; we are to go on, JUST AS HE DID. This is not taking any thing away from all that the man Jesus did, but we were never meant to stay in one place on our journey, but, to learn and go forward.
And finally: This scripture shows beyond any doubt, WHO the man Jesus was:
1 Tim. 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, PREACHED TO THE GENTILES, believed on in the world, RECEIVED UP INTO GLORY.”
And what was prophesied about Jesus before He was even born?
IS. 9:6, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father,, Prince of Peace.”
Jesus is not the One that lives within us, It is God. We are returning to our True Identity, God. Actually, we ARE our True Identity, most just aren’t seeing it yet. We are not in the image of Jesus; we are the image of God. I can see learning about Jesus, as a babe, but will we always stay a babe? If we do, we are not fulfilling our purpose for being here on this earth.
How does this affect the mind? Well, if you are trying to be Jesus, it will never happen. There was ONE JESUS. The flesh man who walked the earth. And yes, we were awakened by Him. But, when He finished His work (John 17:4-5) He finished it. He was God in the flesh. And returned to His position as God. It is NOT His life that is being lived through us, it is God’s life. There is a difference. Jesus was the flesh man, God is the Spirit that we came out from within. God became Jesus (and laid aside His Deity) because He knew that our minds had fallen to the place where we would not believe unless we SAW someone like man, do as Jesus did. Jesus’ work was to show us how to return to our True Identity. And He did it.
The mind has kept us in deception. WE SAW JESUS, so we want to be like Him. No man has seen the face of God, UNTIL they learned that every time we look someone in the face, we ARE SEEING GOD. This IS HIS LIFE, not ours. There is no US AND Him, there is only HIM. When we keep the face of the man Jesus in our mind, we think that HE is going to do all that is yet to be done, but HE FINISHED HIS WORK, now it is on our shoulders. We must allow God to walk as us; talk as us; be us. And us, Him. If we keep our focus on the man Jesus, we don’t have our focus on Who and What we really are. It isn’t about us, it is about God. He is being seen through a body of people today. They don’t look like Jesus; if that was the case, us women would be left out. Can we not see this?
Another deception that the church has had us bond with, is the DEVIL; DEMONS; and all that crap. Surely, ANYONE can read Heb 2:14-15. You don’t even need the Spirit to understand the words. What do we call God a liar, because of something the church has taught us for centuries? Some wont’ believe that the devil, the one who had the power of death, was destroyed because of movies; the exorcisms that are drawing attention on TV. Some say that they have even SEEN demons. Folks, the mind is most cunning. The mind can make one believe anything. They have taught us that the devil is a spirit. And yet, GOD’S WORK tells us that there is ONE SPIRIT. (Eph 4:4). And besides, you can’t SEE a Spirit, unless of course, there is mental issue. The imagination is a powerful thing. REALLY powerful. It can make us see, smell, taste and experience many things that are not there. Did you know that in the churches, the devil is taught, as much, if not more than God? It places FIXTURES in our minds. Remember the FIXTURE that we saw in the previous part of this study? Yes the church has placed many false FIXTURES in our minds that just won’t go away; and many DO NOT WANT THEM TO GO AWAY!!
The BIGGEST DECEPTION is that we are mere, puny, humans that can do nothing. Next to the DECEPTION about HEAVEN and HELL, is the GREAT ESCAPE!! But, you know what? We cannot put all the blame on the church; we have to own our own part played in these deceptions. We have read and QUOTED, “God is no respecter of persons”, and yet we kept on thinking that God would speak to our pastors; but, not to us.
The written word tells us that “there is NOTHING hidden that will not be revealed”, and this is the day for the revealing. I still say, all we have to do is BELIEVE what HE SAYS, EVEN IF WE DON”T UNDERSTAND WHAT HE SAYS. With that believing He will raise up understanding from deep within us. It is there, you know? We have RECEIVED HIS FULLNESS. And yet, folks don’t believe it. That’s because they keep their focus looking for faults in themselves. IF WE ARE IN HIS IMAGE, how can there possibly be any faults? Don’t let the natural eyes deceive us.
JUNE 9, 2007
There is another DECEPTION that needs to be acknowledged, that came out of the church. We have been told the Jesus died FOR US. This is not correct. WE DIED WITH HIM. It was Jesus, Himself that said,
John 12:23-33, “The hour is come that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily; I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will Father honour. Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour, but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered; others said, An angel spake to him. Jesus answered and said, “This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth will draw all men unto me.”
Look at what is said, “NOW shall the prince of this world be cast out.” People just don’t want to accept that Jesus, on the cross, DESTROYED THE DEVIL!! (Heb2″14-15.) Why do some think that they have to have the devil around to blame for their missing the mark? Don’t they know that Jesus TOOK (past tense) the sin of the world? This is another place that shows us just how powerful our soulish imagination is. I do not mean to offend, but I must speak truth, so please forgive me if I offend any of you. IF the scriptures are true; “the prince of this world is cast out,”, “Jesus destroyed him that had the power of death, that is the devil”, and this was over 2000 yeas ago, then the only way anyone can SEE a demon or the devil, is by their imagination and along with that goes, “as a man thinketh…”
There is so much in these verses. Notice that there was two things which was to be glorified; the Son of man, and the Father’s name. Why both? Because Jesus WAS GOD. (1Tim 3:16); and the nature that lived within Jesus was God’s anointing, Father’s life flowing through Jesus, just as it is with us. But notice what it says next. “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone…” IF you did not die, and IF I did not die, we are abiding ALONE. But look at this:
Rom. 6:3:6, “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ (this should be read, Jesus, Christ cannot die) was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:”
As we know, in the King James Bible, words were added when it was translated. Adding of words was for what the translators thought would make it easier for us to understand. BUT, many places that they added words, it changed the whole meaning of what was being said. I would suggest that everyone do an in depth study of the translation by the King James translators. Not all were even saved!! King James, himself, was quite a scoundrel. But this line should read like this?
“If we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also resurrect:”
VS 6, “KNOWING THIS, THAT OUR OLD MAN IS CRUCIFIED WITH HIM…”
WE DIED WITH HIM! He took our sin on Himself; and he died that Father would be glorified. And if He died so that Father would be glorified, He died that WE would be glorified, for WE ARE ONE IN HIM! IF you have not died (your old man) then you are ALONE! We cannot just change scripture to make it go along with what our church teaches us. Scripture can be changed, but TRUTH cannot! Most of the places in the bible, when it speaks of Christ, it is speaking of Jesus and should say “Jesus”. There were many who walked in the day of Jesus that was called Christ. But, only Jesus, died and resurrected.
I know this might seem elementary to some of you, but we have others on the email list that are asking these questions. And it never hurts to search ourselves for what we are carrying in us. I had a man ask me, “if you know your True Identity, why are writing about such things?”. Well, look at it this way; IF God had felt like that, NONE OF US WOULD KNOW OUR TRUE IDENTITY!! Think about it, are any of us SO DEEP, that we are not to help others come to themselves? I think not.
Another thing that the church has taught incorrectly is that should not communicate with the dead. AND that all we have to do is say, “in the name of Jesus”, all is ok, this simply is not true.
Number one, there has not been a dead person since Jesus went into the earth for three days and three nights and set the captives free. NOT ONE SINNER HAS BEEN BORN SINCE JESUS DIED AND RESURRECTED!! We HAVE ETERNAL LIFE> yes the body might die, but we don’t; nor is there one dead person in the invisible realm. So, why shouldn’t we communicate with them. They need LIGHT TOO! Did not our Pattern, Jesus, minister to those who had passed over? To believe that we shouldn’t, is living under the law again.
And “in the name of Jesus”; call for a million dollars and repeat for 10 times, “in the name of Jesus” and let me know if the million dollars appears. IF it does, I will do some changing on this one. In the name of Jesus, means “exactly in the nature that was in Him”. HE BELEIVED, not just wished, what He prayed. He saw the finished works BEFORE HE EVER WENT INTO PRAYER. RELIGION, this is what this is!! It SOUNDS religious, and so many WANT to sound religious; to no avail. You hear people say, all the time, “God meant for us to have abundant life” , and it is true, but not abundant in the worldly things. HE PROVIDES OUR NEED, WE LACK NOTHING! In the natural, the reason we have what we have or don’t have what we don’t have is for us to learn from. In the True Identity that we ARE, WE HAVE HIS FULLNESS! What more could we ask for?
I would love to ask folks to do one thing, just for a month; don’t go to church (I am not against going to church, IF the truth is being taught); don’t call your pastor and ask what this or that means; don’t even just read your bible; and do this; figure out how much time you spend ALONE with Him. Say, you study for 2 hours a day, and you pray for 1 hour a day, and ever how long your church services last, add these all together. THEN take all the time put together, and take that amount of time EVERY DAY and just get alone within yourself, in Him. Don’t ask ONE QUESTION. Don’t say ONE WORD. Just LISTEN FOR HIM. And in a month’s time, look at the difference in yourself. Allow HIS THOUGHTS to just flow. Write those thoughts down. Let HIM speak what HE wants to say, not what YOU want to know. Chances are He will tell you what you need to hear and that will answer what it is that you wanted to ask.
HIS thoughts are LOVE, LIGHT, LIFE. No punishment; no accusing others of something, no negative words. Anything other than LOVE, LIGHT and LIFE IS NOT HIS VOICE. You see, the ego knows that its time is short and it will transform itself into religion, self righteousness, and DECEPTION, to keep you from taking your thoughts captive. And THAT IS A GOOD SIGN. IT SHOWS FEAR FROM THE EGO, AND WE ALL KNOW THAT FEAR IS NOT OF GOD.
JUNE 12, 2007
In this, that I THINK is the last part of this study, I want to look at the BIGGEST DECEPTIONS and DOMINION OVER THEM. I ask that you simply take your bible, go over what is being said here, AND SPEND TIME ALONE WITH I AM, BEFORE you decide what is truth and what is not. PLEASE lay aside all preconceived knowledge and really get your heart to thinking.
Of course, the biggest deception that we have been MAKING A PART OF OUR LIVES IS NOT KNOWING OUR TRUE IDENTITY.
I would like to ask you to do something. As I said, take out of your thoughts all previous teachings and really go into this WANTING to know the truth. Don’t go into this, trying to prove me wrong. TRY to prove me RIGHT. Did you know that when you try to prove someone or something RIGHT, YOU LEARN MORE? Sometimes you learn things you would never have dreamed of. When you try to prove someone WRONG, you ARE PREPARED with OLD knowledge and give no room to new knowledge, and you learn nothing new. This is true.
First of all, I would like to ask you to read the whole first chapter of Genesis. Really read it. Slowly. THINK ON IT, when you have finished it.
Mark really important lines, like, “And God looked, and saw that it was ALL very good.” Underline those places. Then, take each thing that “God created”, and look up whatever it was that was created; take it back to the “ROOT MEANING” of that thing that was created. Run references on that word, the thing that was created. You will get a knowing what each thing that was created, is symbolic of (which if you read back, in this study, you will see some of what I mean.)
Second, After you have read chapter One, read chapter 2, 3 and 4. Doesn’t something just strike you as odd that the “God” of chapter one is quite different from the “God” of chapter two and onward? Even when we read “I, the Lord God created good and evil.”? And where we read that “God created the MAN, male and female”, do you read anywhere God created a WOMAN?
Do a word study on the word “God” of chapter one and then do a word study on the Lord God of chapter two. You will find that they are NOT the same God.
Now, after reading chapter 2, 3 and 4, ask yourself what would chapter 2, 3, and 4 sound like IF EVE WAS TELLING THE STORY!!! I think that you will see what I mean when I say, “I AM, doesn’t see us as sinners, EVER!!” (The God of chapter one). He still sees us as the ONE that HE brought forth, out from within Himself. This is Who we ARE and have always been. WE NEVER CHANGED.
Only the thinking from chapters 2, 3, and 4 see mankind as sinners. Have you ever ask yourself, “How did people live so long, back then?” It’s because unlike us, they were not constantly being told about sin. Even the written Word tells us that sin wasn’t even known until the law. Our thinking HAS to change folks, for the manifestation of our True Memory to return to us.
The second biggest deception is that we have been and ARE STILL being told is that our MIND has nothing to do with our lives and Identity. I can’t buy that. If you notice, we are not told in the bible that we are going to get a new mind. No. We are told to RE-NEW THIS MIND.
You see we ARE RESURRECTED, but with the thinking that we have been taught, we are still waiting to resurrect. WE ARE WHAT WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN. It’s just that we have put so much religious trash over this Christ Mind, that it laid hidden. Do you realize that EVERY TIME we raise our mind up, out of all the junk that we don’t have one SINGLE ILLNESS? This is true.
It’s not sitting around thinking religiously that is needed. No, No, No!!!!! All we have to do is realize WHO AND WHAT WE ARE. The more we think it, meditate on it, the more the True Identity comes forth, and we lose this illusional thinking about ourselves. Every time the natural mind tells you, “you need this, or you need that”, replace that thought with what I AM said, “All is good”. When you think that you are in need of ANYTHING, repeat John 1:16 to yourself. It becomes a part of you.
I heard someone say that this will just happen, it doesn’t have to be voluntary. I disagree. We are told “(YOU) work out your own salvation.” All this means is “REALIZE Who and What you are, you are good, very good, that hasn’t changed, just your thinking has changed and made the law of God a lie.” While people are being taught that YOU don’t have to do anything, they will die, still teaching that same untruth.
HIS WORK IS FINISHED. Read Genesis 2:2. HE RESTED FROM ALL His work. Read John 17:4. HIS WORK WAS FINISHED. Can we really think that I AM has made US JUST AS HE IS, and NOT EXPECT US TO TAKE UP BATON ON RUN WITH IT? Come on folks. WE have a part in this plan. Why is He wanting us to REMEMBER Who we are, so we can just act like we are separate from Him and are to wail for HIM to RE-DO everything? Please try this, it can’t hurt you.
And now the DOMINION!!! This is an easy one. IF we all started SEEING EVERYONE as Who they really are, the manifestation would come forth in and through them, change would take place.
Start SPEAKING to different situations; different countries. Call forth HIS TRUTH to that situation and country and nature. Hold a vision of what you are speaking and in time you will see that vision MANIFEST. I have tried it, and am still doing it. And I tell you it works. I could tell you of people who call me and we brought forth a vision of a situation, and the SPOKE to that situation, and then sat and watched it manifest. The time will come when these people will say, “Linda, you can use my name, you can encourage someone else by letting me explain what we did and saw it work”. Right now, some folks still care about what others say about things that they try, but, the time will come when they won’t care if others call them crazy or not. They will be glad to share the glory of HIM showing in their families, in the earth, in everything.
Speak to the elements, we have, not will have, dominion over them.
Speak peace and love to the hearts of people, love wipes all things away.
Speak to the hungry nations; speak and call forth THE MANIFESTATION OF THE WORK OF HIM THAT HAS ALREADY FINISHED THOSE WORKS. ONCE!! Then hold the vision of that speaking coming forth and forget it. YOU ARE POWER!! YOU ARE LOVE AND PEACE. YOU ARE EVERYTHING THAT I AM IS. YOU ARE ONE WITH HIM.
Be as the man Jesus was; when He spoke a thing, He SAW IT DONE and BELIEVED IT DONE. He did not keep on asking and asking for the same thing. HE KNEW the work was finished, and He just had to BELIEVE and call it forth. HE IS THE PATTERN. FOLLOW THE PATTERN.
Be blessed in this. I will stand in agreement with you. Together we will sit back and watch it manifest. My love is with all of you. When I see you, I AM looking at Him. We are all ONE.
And we are all ONE IN HIM. Amen.
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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