BY: LINDA KEITH
Rev. 10:5-7, “And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven. And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer; But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.”
Praise Father’s Holy Name, Jesus! There is a people in the land that have come to the place of understanding, that “time is no longer.” There is no yesterday and there is no tomorrow, there is just the PRESENT. This is where Father is, in the PRESENT. He sees no yesterdays with all the “sin” and He sees no tomorrows when “God will do this or that…”. He sees ONLY His Present Moment and His FINISHED, PRESENT TRUTH. And He is giving understanding of this to those who are listening.
There was a time for these people, when they came to understand that they were Sons of God. Then, they were led into the understanding that they were Manifested Sons of God. Now, in Father’s Present Moment of Truth, they are being led into Fatherhood Consciousness. They have left where they were and have come into the understanding that they have never been apart from Father; they are remembering WHO they came forth from, His Very Being, His Very Substance. They no longer see themselves as MAN. They see themselves as being ONE with FATHER. That too, is manifesting in this physical earth, as well as their earth.
You know, we have been given examples of this happening, in the written Word. I’d like to look at some of the examples, and pray that the Spirit will give the understanding of these examples. They were not just written as “stories” about the people that they happened to. So, allow the REAL you that Spirit Being that Father is living His Life through, just receive what HIS Spirit is saying to you.
JESUS AND PETER WALKING ON THE WATER.
Mt 14:25-31, Mrk 6:48-51, John 6: 19-20.
There are three (God’s precious number) tellings of this event. Only in Matt. does it give us the account where Peter is talked about. Arise into the Spirit and hear what He is saying and showing us.
Mt. 14:25-31, “And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”
Notice, the number of times the word “fear”, “afraid”, was used. THREE. The number Three, means: Divine perfection, completion (Acts 2:24, 10:40) Fear is nothing more than UNBELIEF!!
QUOTE: (BULLINGER’S BOOK OF NUMBERS): (this is a little lengthy, but, we need to know these things.):
“Three is the symbol of the cube, or solid contents. Three, therefore, stands for that which is solid, real, substancial, complete, and entire. The number THREE points us to what is REAL, ESSENTIAL, PERFECT, SUBSTANTIAL, COMPLETE, AND DIVINE. There is nothing REAL in MAN or of MAN. EVERYTHING “under the sun” and APART FROM GOD IS “VANITY”. EVERY MAN at his best estate is altogether vanity”. UNQUOTE.
You see, it is the woman (soul) that has convinced us that we are MAN. Father’s Word tells us PLAINLY that we were created in HIS IMAGE. John 4:24-28, Acts 3:17,). HE NEVER CHANGES! A spirit doesn’t die. There is ONLY ONE SPIRIT! ANYWHERE!! (Eph 4:4). We did not change from Spirit, into MAN. Just our FOCUS has changed and caused us to believe that we are something that we are not.
Vanity means, “empty, emptiness“. That is what the thoughts of the woman are, empty, vanity, with no truth in her, and no foundation to stand on. So, Bullinger tells us that “there is NOTHING REAL in MAN”. Let’s look at the number three some more.
Eph. 3:19, “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the FULLNESS OF GOD.”
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 man, unto the measure of the stature of the “FULLNESS OF CHRIST.”
Col. 2:9, “For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead, AND YE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM…”
These are the THREE steps we are to walk into. Now, let’s look at THREE, some more.
Here are some THREES, concerning Jesus:
Bullinger says, “His THREE appearings in Heb. 9, show that His work will not be divinely perfect and complete until He appear again.” But, WE KNOW these THREE appearings HAVE ALREADY taken place, IN SOME:
Heb.9:26-28, “He hath appeared in the end of the age to PUT AWAY SIN.” plus, “NOW to appear in the presence of God for us”. plus, “He shall appear again apart from all question of sin FOR THOSE WHO LOOK FOR HIM.”
IF you look for sin, you will see it. But, if your focus is on HIM and HIS TRUTH, you will NOT SEE SIN!! Where is your focus?
Also, He was “the Good Shepherd, the Great Shepherd, and the Chief Shepherd.”
There is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There is Outer Court, Holy Place, and Most Holy Place. So, THREE is PERFECTION, COMPLETENESS, and FULLNESS.
So, again, there is ONLY ONE SPIRIT! ANYWHERE!! (Eph 4:4). We did not change from Spirit, into MAN. Just our FOCUS has changed and caused us to believe that we are something that we are not.
With Peter, we see that, just like Jesus, he walked on water, UNTIL, he allowed his carnal mind to tell him that he could not do it. THEN, he started sinking. He heard Jesus speak to him, and he walked, but, then he heard his carnal mind say, “you’re gonna drown”. In Peter’s case, the carnal mind won out. Because, I believe, that at that time, the disciples did not know that they had the Mind of Christ. I do not mean the mind of Jesus, I mean the Mind of the Anointed of God, which they were!! Just as we ARE, not will be. And folks, PETER HAD NOT RECEIVED THE HOLY SPIRIT YET!!! In both of the other two accounts of this, Jesus told the disciples to “not be afraid”. In other words, don’t hold to your unbelief! OUR UNBELIEF is what stops much. But, notice, OUR BELIEF IN OUR BEING A MAN is the exact opposite! A MAN believes he can get diseases and he does; a MAN believes “that he can’t do nothing”, and he can’t; a MAN believes in what his natural eyes see, and it becomes his truth. AWAKEN, AWAKEN FOR YOUR LIGHT HAS COME!! You are not MAN!! YOUR ARE WHO HE SAYS YOU ARE!
DO WHAT HEBREWS SIX TELLS YOU TO DO.
Heb. 6:1-3, “LEAVE THE PRINCIPLES…..”
Leave the things we were taught IN THE PAST! Leave the concern of working GREATER WORKS, IN THE PAST! Don’t look to the FUTURE. LIVE IN FATHER’S PRESENT MOMENT, and be established in FATHER’S PRESENT TRUTH. ONLY by doing this, can you walk into all THREE FULLNESSES of what is available to us, to walk into. NOT being established in PRESENT TRUTH is why folks, God loving, good hearted folks, are WAITING for Father to do something He has ALREADY DONE. Believe the first Truth concerning us, WE ARE CREATED IN HIS IMAGE! We have not changed; just what we PERCEIVE has changed.
Let me ask a question: IF the Lamb was slain BEFORE the foundation of the world, and in that slaining, ATONEMENT TOOK PLACE, does the fact that we DID NOT SEE IT IN THE NATURAL, make it any less true? OF COURSE NOT! Like all things of the Spirit, it is FINISHED, and IS manifesting. But, without belief, it won’t happen to many, until they see death and are on the other side. Believe me, ALL will come into the knowing, but, we do not HAVE to see death BEFORE we know this Truth.
So, we see what IS in us, when we look at Peter’s example. We’ll look at other examples in the coming parts of this study.
In the last part of this study, we looked at Peter. Peter did actually walk on the water, while his focus was on Jesus. When he allowed his focus to drop down to the boisterous sea, he began to sink. Peter allowed his mind to believe that the sea was so strong and violent, that its force was stronger than what had been in him, since before the foundation of the world. (Gen 1:27) He walked on the sea, forgetting the sea’s strength, UNTIL his mind dropped down and his focus became on the sea.
Throughout this study, keep Rev 13:8, 1John 4:17, and Gen 1:27, in mind. And remember NOTHING ABOUT THESE TRUTHS HAVE CHANGED EXCEPT OUR FOCUS!!
Rev 13:8, “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear.”
1John 4:17, “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.”
Gen 1:27, “So God created man in this own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
Ok, let’s take a look at Philip. I believe that Philip was the perfect example of one being just like Jesus. His mind was open to Father and he was bold to do as Father said.
Acts 8:5-6, “Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ unto them. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.”
Notice in verse 5, “Philip preached Christ.” It doesn’t say that Philip preached Jesus Christ, he preached CHRIST. Later on, in verse 12, it tells us that “the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ…” The word “name” in the Greek is NATURE. Philip came preaching, the same message of truth that Jesus preached, the KINGDOM OF GOD!! (Mark 1:14)
“NOW after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God.”
John the Baptist preached repentance of sin, when Jesus came upon the scene, He preached the Kingdom of God. Don’t you think it’s time we did too. Time that we followed our Example or Pattern?
It’s time that we take our focus off of good and bad; right and wrong; evil and the devil; soulish things and most of all OFF OF SIN!! And put and keep our focus on the Kingdom of God and things that concern it?? And keep our focus on The Kingdom and Father coming forth FROM WITHIN US??!!
I love Philip. If it were not for Father’s Plan, I would wish that Philip had lived a much longer life. I am sure that there was so much in Philip that we could have learned from regarding us, the Kingdom and Father. Philip was a “PRESENT MOMENT” person. He dealt with some of the same kind of people, like today, that if they SAW miracles to “prove” who you are, they would believe. Today, to “prove” who you are, folks want signs, wonders and miracles, in order to believe. You actually have to shoot yourself, in order for them to believe that you are a manifested Son and that death can’t hold you. (Even though Father’s written Word tells us that we are!)
Acts 5:18-19, “And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.”
Now, Simon was a believer, baptized, and followed Philip. Yet, he offered money to receive God’s power and Spirit. (VS 13). Look closely at the following verses.
Acts 5:20-21 “But, Peter said unto him, thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast either part nor lot in this matter; for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart (MIND) may be forgiven thee.”
Would you believe that some who call themselves “Kingdom”, are still preaching stuff like verse 23!! When they could explain Prov.23:7, to people and help then get their focus ONLY ON FATHER and who we are in Him!
Philip was a man who heard God and straight away did what he was told to do, BEFORE the carnal mind could discourage him.
Acts 5:29-38, “Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join yourself to this chariot. And Philip ran thither to him and heard him read the prophet Isaiah, and said, understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? and he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth; in his humiliation his judgment was taken away; and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. And the eunuch answered Philip and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture and preached unto him, Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water; and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believeth with thine heart (mind), thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still; and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.”
Would you do this, if you were told to do this to a complete stranger who had not even spoken to you? in a grocery store? or a laundry mat? or even in the office? Or would you think to yourself, “Folks will think I’m crazy!!’ Or “Oh I can’t do that, I’m not a preacher!” Well, you ARE MUCH MORE than a preacher!! You are one that Father is living His Life through, right here on earth!!
Acts 5:39-40, “And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way. But Philip was found at Azotus; and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.”
Philip was a physical man, using the Mind of Christ. Not the mind of Jesus, but the Mind of Christ. The anointed Mind that God has given each one of us. (1Cor 2:16) There is no doubt in me, that Philip knew that he was a forerunner to be used to show us that WE, being created from the very Substance of the most supernatural, that is God, can be moved as supernaturally as Philip was. The most important question:
DO WE BELIEVE IT IN OUR HEART (MIND)!! Or do we believe as Simon did?
Folks, meditate on what Father says, let it change your THINKING so that it is manifested in you. Father didn’t use these men as examples just for us to read about!! He did it to WAKE US UP AS TO WHO WE ARE AND WHAT IS POSSIBLE, with us.
In the next part, I am going to share a story with you, about a man, used really supernaturally, that I know very well. And we’re going to look at Jesus and the disciples.
We’ve seen, in scripture, the amazing supernatural things done by Jesus and His Disciples. Some raised the dead. Some healed. Some did things that were thought not possible. And remember, these were ordinary men. Not ordinary, in the sense that we think of, although, some of these things were done, even BEFORE they had received the Holy Spirit. Then, it was because of ONE FACT; they BELIEVED and stayed open to hearing Father.
In this last part of this study, I’d like to talk about some men, of our day. We must understand and I want to make it perfectly clear AGAIN; those who know who they are, today, and are walking in that knowing, can do anything that is Father’s desire for them to do. It is Father’s Life that we are living, not ours, as we’ve been taught, us and Him. We are His Body and we are One with the Head. Whatever thought that the Head thinks, the Body does. It is not a sin, or wrong, of blasphemous to know that we are equal with our Father. Actually, IF there were sin, it would be a sin to NOT know this. How can anyone know their Father, when they don’t know that He has a Body?
Today, I want to look at two men of our time. A lot of people know them both. But, I KNOW without a doubt that they have been used supernaturally. The first man is Bill Madison. Bro. Bill was called to pastoring, 20 years ago. I have been with him the whole 20 years. He is an honest man. He loves Father and he knows that he is one with Father. He and I have been amazed, as we grew in the Lord, at some of the things that Father did through us. AMAZED!! Father has made us aware of such a bond between the two of us. I can remember, when on a Saturday night, I would be studying something that Father had given me. Then, I’d get up Sunday morning, go to fellowship and what would Bro. Madison be teaching on? The exact thing that Father had given me the night before. Father still does that with us. Bro. Madison is a gentle man, full of love for Father and His Truths. We have taught each other many wonderful things. When we were given the revelation that we are walking into Fatherhood Consciousness and are One with Father, it was as it has always been, one giving conformation to the other.
I remember, oh I’d say maybe 10 years ago. Father has given me the revelation that the devil had been destroyed in the lives of those who knew this. I got up that Sunday morning and was so excited about getting to fellowship to share this wonderful news!! When I got there I shared it with everyone! Of course, no one beleived me because they were so busy “fighting the devil”!! Oh, my little feelings were so hurt! LOL! I waited and waited for Bro. Madison to get this revelation, but, time passed; years and he didn’t. About, a year ago, when Bro. Madison got up to teach, he said, “I want to dedicate this to Linda.” You know what he taught on? THE DEVIL IS DESTROYED!! Father sure knows how to make our day, doesn’t He? So, I’d like to share an experience that Bro. Bill had. I ask him, yesterday to write it down so I could share it in this study. Here is what he wrote.
QUOTE: “One a sunny Tuesday afternoon, in the summer of 1985, which is the same year that the Lord had first made the announcement that I was going to be a pastor, soon. And that a new ministry called, “King of Kings Ministry”, would be coming on the scene; I was visiting with another brother in the Lord, that was in the hospital. I did not know the man that Bro. Richard was telling me about. The doctors had told him that he only had six weeks to live. Upon receiving this information, I turned to Bro. Richard and said to him, “I don’t receive that information, because ONLY God knows how long one is to walk the face of this earths.”
Later that evening, between 9-9:30pm, as it was just getting dark, I was led to go to my living room to pray for this brother, that was in the hospital – not Bro. Richard, but the man I was told about. I began to pray and intercede for him, as I would do for anyone else. While I was praying, it seemed as if I fell into a trance, except in this trance-like state, I had the feeling of being wide awake. While in this trance, I looked around my living room and everything was “normal”, except I could now not only feel myself ascending, but, I could also actually see myself ascending up through the living room ceiling and out of my roof. I was being carried away by the Spirit of God.
From that vantage point, I could see the hospital that my friend was in. The next thing that I knew, I was entering this private room in the hospital; but, not through the door or through a window, but, I literally entered the room through the wall above his headboard! He was asleep. As I awakened him, I was told to tell him that he was not going to die and that as a matter of fact, he wasn’t even sick. He would be going home tomorrow (Wednesday). I told him that when the doctor comes to see him in the morning for his examination, that the doctor was going to find nothing wrong with him and would release him immediately.
After speaking with him again, I found myself floating up into the ceiling and being transported back to my living room. Once in my living room again, I “came back to myself”. Upon awakening, I looked over at the clock and what had seemed like an experience of 5 or 6 minutes, had actually taken over 3 hours, because it was now midnight! This was my first true out-of-body experience.
On Fridays, I attended a bible study on the west side of town. I went to the bible study not expecting anything except to learn more about the Lord. As usual, I was one of the first people in attendance. So, I went to the back of the room and began to read while the other people began to file in.
The bible study was opened with prayer and the host of the study gave a few comments on up coming events in their ministry. Meanwhile, there was a gentleman in the front row that I was not familiar with, at least not from the back. This gentleman raised his hand and asked if he could give a testimony. You could hear the excitement in his voice, but I decided to go back to reading, while this stranger gave his testimony.
He started his testimony by saying that his doctor had examined him and had told him that he had cancer and only had six weeks to live and that he wanted to put him in the hospital to run some tests on him. Then he said that on Tuesday evening, while he was in the hospital, he had a visitation from an angel.
At first it didn’t register. But, as he continued to tell the story, my ears perked up, because the story was so familiar. He said that the angel had appeared in his room, woke him up and told him that regardless to what the doctors said, he was not going to die and that when the doctor came in the next morning, he wasn’t going to find anything wrong with him. He continued by saying that after the angel had told him these things, he simply floated up through the ceiling and disappeared.
When the gentleman was finished talking, he turned around to face the group and my mouth dropped and my heart rate raised considerably!! This was the same man that the Lord sent me to! And now, he was giving testimony to the experience that we had shared together! When our eyes met, I thought for sure that he would recognize me, but, he didn’t and even though I recognized him, I, until this day have never breathed a word to him, that I was that angel that the Lord had sent to him.
I learned a valuable lesson through that experience. Father uses whom He will, whenever He feels like using them and in whatever situation He feels like using them in. Since that experience, I have had many miraculous encounters with Father.” UNQUOTE.
Now, folks, this is one of US!! Not a disciple that walked with Jesus 2000 years ago. But, this man, Bro. Madison, was a person that knows that he has NEVER been separated from God; he knows that he is ONE with God, and he knows that he is a Spirit Being, made directly from the very substance of God. He STILL KNOWS it, regardless of how many people have come against this Truth. I pray that you, too, are one who knows it and keeps it close to your heart (mind), regardless of how you may be crucified for believing.
Now, some of you may have read about this next man. Floyd Watson. He has a wonderful website, full of Father’s Truths. (Stones of Fire). I have only met Floyd one time. It was only a brief moment at Gary Sigler’s meeting, last July. But, here is an account of an experience that he and 2 other brethren had. You can email Floyd for the particulars. (StonesofFire18@aol.com). I am giving the short version of it. [Floyd Watson crossed into the Spirit Realm in early 2007]
It seems that Floyd was at a meeting, and after the meeting, he and two other brethren had decided to walk down town. As they walked, there was a woman and her mother sitting on a bench. The mother was, apparently, having a heart attack. The daughter was asking for someone to call an ambulance. The two brothers that were with Floyd, immediately went over and began praying for the woman. Floyd walked on by. To make a long story short, the woman was revived, as there had been no pulse, and was taken to the hospital.
The two brothers had wondered why Floyd had not stopped to pray for this woman, as they did. So, they ask him. Floyd said, that as the two had gone to pray for the woman, that he (Floyd) had seen the woman standing some distance away. Father had made him to know that it was not the woman’s time. So, instead of going with the two to pray, he went to the woman (her Spirit) and told her what Father had told him to say. She then, re-entered her physical body and was taken to the hospital.
I e-mailed Floyd, when I heard about this and ask him if it was true. He said that it was. It can be told much better than I am telling it, so ask him. Father does MIRACULOUS things with us!! Some, we may not even be aware of, but, we will know at His time.
Now, BOTH OF THESE BROTHERS KNOW WHO THEY ARE!! They do not regard themselves as “mere mortal man”!! They know that they are Spirit Beings. And that this body of flesh is just a vehicle to get around in. Why, do we need them? Because we are of an UNBELIEVING GENERATION!! In order to believe something, we must SEE it with natural eyes! But, Father has a people on the land – that know they are not mere mortal man. They know that when Father BROUGHT THEM FORTH FROM WITHIN HIMSELF, IN HIS IMAGE, MADE FROM HIS VERY SUBSTANCE, they are what and who Father is. They know that the Head and the Body CANNOT be separated. They know that they are ONE with Father.
They know that EVERYTHING that Father is and has, so do they. They do not think it robbery to be equal with God. They know that it is God who walks in that body and that it is HIS LIFE that is being lived!! HALLELUYAH!!! Just because a person doesn’t walk around shouting, “hey, I did something supernatural last night”, doesn’t mean that they didn’t. You may never know how many times that Father used you, while you were asleep; placed you somewhere to speak a word to someone, or to bring forth healing in someone. Don’t allow folks to talk you out of your true inheritance. Father planned it and is bringing it forth. Amen!
Father knows who you are, and I pray that you do too!!
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