HAS YOUR SACRIFICE BEEN ACCEPTABLE?
BY: KATHY BLACKER
“After two days He will revive us … in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord.” Hosea 6:2:3
We are familiar with the story of Noah in the chapter of Genesis in the Bible.
Isaiah 54: This is the hour, be ready, the flood of judgment is coming. Be ready to rise above those things, get in worship before the Lord, asking for a healing. Asking for a spiritual awakening to all things in us that need to be healed, an awakening to things that need to be dealt with, and an awareness of the bondages that needs to be broken.
There is a requirement of submission to the Three Feasts in our lives: Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles. It is body, soul, and spirit that must come into justification, sanctification, and glorification.
It is being prophesied that the Year of 2007 is the year of fullness, completeness, consummation.
For those of us who have been in obscurity, there haven’t been the opportunities to become tainted. There exists the ability to hear a pure voice. Is the Spirit bearing witness to things today in the Church and in the leadership? Trusting in the leadership of the Church but not the leadership of the Holy Spirit and the prophetic word as in Elijah is dangerous.
Isaiah 53:8, “He was taken from Prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? For he was cut off out of the land of the living: For the transgression of my people was he stricken.”
Genesis, Chapter One – Verse 1 – 5, describes the First Day: The Adamic Man.
These verses tell that God created the heaven and the earth. Verse 2, “the earth was without form, and void…” We were void and without form and thus in darkness. Our souls were in darkness. In Verse 3, God says “Let there be light: and there was light.” God give us the light: spiritual light. Remember that the moons, stars, etc. were not created until the Fourth Day. This First Day is referring to spiritual light. God is giving a way to discern between light and darkness. Prior to this time, there was only darkness. No way existed to be able to differentiate between light and dark – between the flesh and spirit. Up to this point in time, there had not been a delineation, but now we know that there is also light, not just darkness. There is Spirit (light) and there is flesh (darkness). He gives us a Day and a Night.
Here beings a new way, another way to see: a spiritual way. This is our Passover. This is acceptance of the spirit into our lives when we first come to Him. This is a spiritual awakening. He has shown a candle in our darkness, and He has lit up our world to show all the things that are hidden within this box, this temple of His, that must be dealt with and put out of the House, out of His house.
The Second Day is a type and shadow of Cain and Abel. In Genesis 4, it shows us that Cain represents the flesh man, and Abel represents the spirit man.
Verse 6 of Genesis Chapter 1:
God said let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. This firmament was dividing the waters of the spirit from the waters of the fleshly realm. God divides those waters tossing us to and fro with every wind of doctrine. The water is representing every emotion and every circumstance that comes our way. The waters represent those things that would turn us this way and then turns us that way – tossing us to and fro.
We have started to allow the natural in us to be restrained – there is a firmament dividing light and dark on the First Day. There is a bounding of the darkness and a learning of what actually is His work and what is the work of the flesh.
Isaiah 57:20-21: “Wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, said my God, to the wicked.”
Verse 20 and 21 are referring to man drowning in his fleshly desires and his soulish ways. Man chokes upon those things cast up from the deep – the mire and dirt. When the storms come there is debris left on the beaches and shores. There are cans, plastic, needles, garbage, etc. If not raised up above the emotional realm and still swimming in the waters, the garbage (muck and mire) that lurks within that realm will choke us and drag us down into the emotional realm of the flesh, and the garbage will drown us.
The waters are being divided by a heaven. The heaven is our understanding being opened up to spiritual understanding. A part of our emotions is purified and we are given spiritual understanding of some things; thus, being able to gain control over those things that plague us.
In Genesis 4:3, Cain brought an offering to God: the fruit of earth. But Abel brought the 1st of his flock and fat thereof. God took favor on Abel and liked his offering because it was from the spirit, not from the flesh as Cain’s who brought forth from his own works. Abel’s offering was a blood offering and it was found acceptable by God. We know Cain rose up and killed Abel out of jealousy. Cain then was sent out with the beasts of the field and he was afraid. God told all that they were to leave Cain alone. Cain was afraid of the beasts of the field. Why? He was afraid of the things in himself that he couldn’t get control over and that would destroy him without God or the Spirit in his life.
Genesis 4:12, “Cain was a “fugitive a vagabond shalt thou be…” Cain had no home and no place to settle. Without the Lord we wander around in hopelessness, afraid, and unsure of anything, unable to rest.
The Trying of a Prophet – The Curse of Adam Removed
The Story of the Regenerated Man, the Resurrected Man, the Feast of Tabernacles
The seed of righteousness subduing all of the beast natures and not allowing them to roam free any longer.
Third Day: Noah – The regenerated man.
Genesis Chapter 1, Verse 9-13 portray in type and shadow the life of the regenerated man, the resurrected man, and the prophet.
Genesis 1: Verse 9-13: Let the waters under heaven be gathered together unto one place and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth and gathering together of the waters called the Seas and God saw that it was good. And God said Let earth bring forth grass, herb yielding seed, and fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, who seed is in itself, upon the earth and it was so. Earth brought forth grass, herb yielding seed after his kind and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind, and God saw that it was good. And evening and morning were the third day.
Comparing the Third Day of Genesis 1: Verse 9 – 13 to Genesis 7 and 8 as they pertain to Noah we see the following taking place.
In Genesis 7, we see that God has looked upon man and saw he was corrupt. God talks to Noah and in obedience Noah begins preparation for the flood that was to come. He believes what God is telling him, and so he prepares the ark and fills it with the animals as he is told. For 120 years Noah preaches to all that the flood is coming and about what God is telling him.
Noah was 600 years old at this time. 600 represent fullness in earth in us in man. Man was created on the 6th day, and 100 represent the fullness.
In Genesis Chapter 6, Verse 8, God says that Noah had found grace in His eyes. Verse 12, God looked up the earth and saw it was corrupt. Verse 16, God told Noah to make it 3 stories high with a window above. The stories were three, representing our relationship to God.
The first story represents our accepting the Lord, Passover – Justification. The Second story represents Pentecost, and gifts of the Holy Spirit and the processing of the Holy Spirit in our life – Sanctification. The third story represents tabernacles. This is a full infilling of the Holy Spirit, a harvest time when the tares are being pulled from the harvest to be destroyed. All the things not of the nature of Christ are being removed from our fields. This is completeness – Glorification. This is a testing and trial to see if what we are offering as sacrifice to God is acceptable in his sight. He is a God that answers as by Fire.
In Genesis 7, God tells Noah what animals he is to take on this journey. Now this is important to remember. Clean beasts – male/female by 7’s. God told us that we are allowed to eat of the clean beasts. We are permitted to partake of these clean beasts, these things in us that are clean – things we have conquered or perfected. The number “7” represents perfection.
Unclean beasts – 2 male and female – 2 is a witness representing things that we need to conquer and subdue and representing the beasts to be subdued, corralled, and tamed. There needs to be two for a witness when this is done.
Fowls air – 7 male and females – We need 7 of these to come into perfection to spread our seed upon the face of the earth. The number “7” is proof that we are whole. The number “7” represents wholeness or perfection.
The rains last 40 days and 40 nights and everything upon the earth “all flesh died that moved upon the earth” as it says in Gen 7:21. The flood lasts 150 days before the waters begin to recede off the earth. “40” represents the trials and testings of a prophet. “150” – “50” being jubilee and Pentecost and “100” represents Completeness.
God is separating Noah from the old world. God is separating Noah from the flesh realm. God is requiring Noah to get alone with Him in the Ark. Then God shuts him in. It is a requirement that we must get alone in worship and seek His face.
In Chapter 7, Verse 16, God shuts him in. This shutting in represents in type and shadow the same as the Feast of Booths during Feast of Tabernacles. Tabernacles has three parts: Feast of Trumpets (calling the army together to take their place), Feast of Atonement (blood taken into the Holy of Holies), and Feast of Booths (building booths from branches of trees), and third and final part is the actual Feast of Tabernacles.
The Flood comes, the water increases, and “…bore up the Ark and it was lifted above the earth.” He is lifted above the emotional realm, above the desires into the Spirit and; thereby, lifted into a relationship with Him. Verse 19, the waters prevail and cover the high hills. The Ark is being lifted up upon the waters, the face of the waters. The waters cover the hills; therefore, the Ark is lifted above the water-covered Hills. He rises from the valleys to above the hill tops. He rises up into the heavenlies. He is able to rise above those things that are a hindrance, a trial, and a bondage in his life, breaking free of the chains of darkness and bondage that had held him earth bound (Genesis 7: Verses 16-20).
The waters were 15 cubits deep: 5, 5, 5, grace, grace, grace.
All will die except Noah and what was in the Ark. All is dealt with that is not in the safety of the Ark. All the flesh is to be killed. We are to get in the Ark for our safety, unless we wish to be destroyed. We are to get alone with Him and hear what He is saying and wanting in our lives. We are to seek His face. We must allow the processing to take place. If we do not and the judgments come we are going to be pulled down and perish as did all the flesh on the earth in the day of The Great Flood. (Genesis 7: Verses 21-23)
During this time, imagine the foul stench rising up into the heavenlies to God. To God this was a heavenly stench but to us definitely not. When we are locked up with ourselves and away from others leaving no one else to blame for what we do or don’t do. The only person present to blame is us. We see ourselves for whom and what we really are. But to God, that stench is a sweet smell of sacrifice, an acceptable sacrifice in God eyes when we offer up to Him that which He requests and requires of us.
Noah and others have to shovel the place out each day. He is a loving God and he loves us anyway no matter how bad the stench. We are being locked up with our own stench until it is cleaned out. It is not an easy processing but a much needed one in our lives. It is said to be bitter to our stomach but sweet to our spirit.
We are to venture out from the security of the land we once knew and once dwelled upon. Judgment is coming upon that land. God is sending the waters as a judgment to see if we will obey and refuse to drown or die in those waters.
God uses the waters (emotional realm) from Day 1 and 2 that toss us to and fro and make us unstable in the Lord in order to help bring about a perfecting in us. Will we get in the Ark? Will we stay and be able to rise above the waters, above the emotional realm, above the flesh until the rains abate and God opens the windows to heaven for us? Will we allow that processing and judgment that must take place in our lives to bring us unto perfection, so that we will be able to stand in His presence and not pull back in embarrassment? Can we make it to glorification?
In Genesis 8, God stops the flood. When the waters recede what will remain? Will those old things that tossed us to and fro still remain? Will we be able to stand? Or, are we still bound up in the beasts in our field?
Verse 1, God remembers Noah as he had found favor in God’s eyes. God sends a wind to pass over the earth. When God moves, His spirit moves forward and comes down and comes against the waters and they are lowered. The breath of God calms the waters and he gives us control, a way or method to conquer the emotional realm. This is the way to conquer our flesh. No more are we being tossed to and fro. Are we standing firmly on ground? We are gaining control over ourselves, the flesh man, and are we beginning to conquer those beasts?
Job 38:8 and 11, “Hitherto Shalt thou come and no further and here shall thy waves of pride be stayed.” The waters (emotional realm) may hit against our land but they can no longer overflow it, there has been bounds placed. God places these bounds in Genesis Chapter 1, Verses 6-10.
There is a now a checking of our desires. Perhaps, one could say a check in the Spirit when things come at us that are not of him, nor of his liking, or character. We feel a check in the Spirit – now son/daughter this isn’t me speaking, this isn’t the way I want you to act/react, do or not do in this situation.
We are weak from eating herbs.
In Verse 2, the fountains of the deep and windows of heaven are being stopped, and the rain from heaven is being restrained. The waters were sent as a judgment. The waters were to bring death to those not in the ark. The waters were bringing death to those not staying in Christ, those not abiding in Him, those not walking in the spiritual walk.
In order to survive, we must get in the Ark – be in Christ, in worship, searching Him out. We must search the heart of God, seek His face, and through Him we will be able to arise above those waters of judgment that come our way.
Here God held back the waters. There was a mandatory processing and a proving that had to be accomplished first. Here we see proof that the processing has taken place. The trying of a prophet has taken place for 40 days and 40 nights.
John 7:37: “If any thirst, let him come unto me and drink. They that believeth on me…out of his belly shall flow rivers of living waters.” The Spirit is quiet, we are not hearing from the Lord/Spirit. When it gets quiet, we press in ever further, worship more, pray more, and the deeper we press in until we hear His voice. When God becomes quiet, it is a call to press in even further in our times of worship and prayer until we hear His voice. The more we press in the more we lose ourselves gaining Him in this process. Pressing in deeper until we unknowingly accomplish His goal in our lives: a more intimate and dependent relationship with Him.
John 4:14: “A well of water leaping up into everlasting life…” – Christ.
John 7:37, God holds back waters, withholding judgments. This portion of the processing is over. What are you going to do? He causes animals to hear (fear) Noah. Noah now has control. He has gained control over the beasts in him; they (the beasts) are no longer roaming freely all over his land.
Verse 3, 150 days later the waters recede and are abated. The waters are stopped, restrained. 150 – 50 jubilee (Pentecost) and 100 fullness. We gain control over our emotional realm that once led us. The sin in man is being subdued through control of the beasts. The beasts represent the sin nature in man. The flood has been a judgment of the old man to discover the sin within him. The flood is required as a proving. Learning to listen or expect to get wet! Learning to listen to Him who holds back the waters of judgment that flood our lands is required. In order to survive the coming judgment, not if but when, we must obey the instructions of the Lord prior to the flood – or we’ll suffer loss. With His grace comes the warning and instructions for preparation to survive the judgment. When we don’t listen, that which is holding back the floods is removed and the flood of judgment appears on our land.
In Verse 4, the ark rests in the seventh month, seventeenth day of the month, upon mountain of Ararat which is located on the eastern border of Turkey.
Wycliffe and Jer. 51:25-29 shows Ararat to be one of the kingdoms summoned to destroy Babylon.
Verse 25, speaks of a judgment against Babylon, “It will be destroyed all the earth, make thee a burnt mountain, shall not take a stone for foundation,” referring to those no more using Christ as a standard or foundation causing desolation.
Jer. 51:25, Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.
Jer. 51:27, Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillars.
Verse 27 – The blowing of the trumpet is summoned to prepare her, take Ararat and Minini and Ashchenaz and prepare against Babylon. We are hearing the trumpet sound; the army of the Lord is gathered awaiting orders. The land is trembling in Verse 29 and Babylon is soon to be a desolate place without an inhabitant, but the Babylonians are still refusing to change.
Babylon is like a threshing floor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while and the time of her harvest shall come (Verse 33).
[Jer 51:33: refers to Ararat and Babylon. Babylon means confusion. Confusion is falling, Babylon is falling.]
The threshing floor is a place where the harvest is taken to be winnowed or threshed: A place where the flesh is peeled off to reveal the heart, leaving the spirit within remaining or the heart of a matter.
Rev. 18, “Babylon the Great is fallen, is fallen, and is become habitation of devils and V19: She has glorified herself, lived deliciously, committed fornication and lived deliciously with her.” No more doing what we want but following and heeding the leading of the Lord for what He desires and purposes for us.
Babylon – confusion has fallen – we can see more clearly now. We have control over the emotional realm in us. The fruit of the Spirit is seen by others. The Jezebel spirit, the antichrist in us is subdued.
7/17 – Seventh month mentioned in Verse 4 is the third feast – Tabernacles celebrated on the 7/15 – Feast of Rest. Celebrated for 7 days – last day being 7/21 – 7/21 – 7 and then 3- 7’s – triple rest. Tabernacles is the feast of restoration. The Feast of Tabernacles is comprised of three parts: Feast of Trumpets, Feast of Atonement, and Feast of Booths. The seventh month referred to here is the 9th month of our calendar.
In Gen. 2:2, when God rested from all his works, it was on the seventh day. This is the Feast of rest for the church. It was a consummation of God’s plan and purposes for us. The work was done – Tabernacles. The Christ in you appearing – Christ in you is the hope of glory Col. 1:26-27. This is what this is has been all about. When the flood recedes and the covering is removed from the Ark, then Christ appears being no longer in secret, but now He is being seen. He is being seen through you and through his people. He is being seen through His people that have been alone with Him and who have made it through the processing and the floods of judgments, the tryings of their lands.
In Verse 5 the waters are decreasing until tenth month (trials and testings – a proving if you will).
At the end of forty days, Noah opens the window of Ark (trials and testings of a prophet). The window is the window to God, the light of God shines in now. This is just but a small channel, a small opening to God. Jesus is Spirit of prophecy – His life is a prophetic word being spoken. If He is in you, He will speak out from you. Can you remain? Will the Dove (the Spirit) light upon you and remain as it did on Christ. Will the Father declare this is my son in whom I am well pleased? (Verse 6)
The raven went forth to and fro until waters dried up. The raven is part of the testings and trials for our proving in Christ. Are the waters of our emotional realm dried up? Noah sends the raven out through the window. The raven is sent for spiritual vision – not to walk by the sight – window of heaven opens where you can see as the Spirit sees, so the raven flew all about looking for dead flesh. The raven in type and shadow represents the prince of the earth/darkness. He never returned. When the raven didn’t return to the ark, there was no flesh to feed upon in the Ark. Noah had died to the old ways to the fleshly ways. He had conquered those unclean beasts. He had conquered the beasts that God put in with him (Verse 7).
Now Noah was standing in His sight, having conquered the unclean beasts.
Ravens feed upon dead flesh. All the flesh that isn’t brought into the Ark and subdued will perish. Is there anything in us that is unwilling to be subdued? Then those things should fear the judgments of God! Those not in Him will be swept away by the flood. The raven will feed upon their dead flesh.
The dove is sent forth to see if waters have been abated, but it finds no ground to light upon. The earth is still covered in waters and the dove finds no rest for the souls of her feet. The dove represents the Spirit. We have not yet fully conquered the beasts, beast natures in us. There is no firmament for the dove to light upon yet. Can you remain in the Spirit and go no more out (Verse 8)?
In Verse 9, the Dove returns back to the safety of the ark. The dove finds no light in darkness, no firmament. There are still waters.
Looking back in Gen 1, we are void and without form. The light and darkness has not yet been divided. We aren’t able to walk it out yet. We aren’t in the heavenlies. The will of God in the heavenlies is still unable to be walked out in our earth. We can see it but we are unable to walk it out yet. There exists no solid ground to walk it out as yet. We are in hope of obtaining the prize of the high calling of Jesus Christ and are desirous of being able to walk in the new heavens and the new earth, but we are unable to find a place yet where we can stand firmly on ground.
This is a story about how we stay in Christ (in the Ark) while the floods of judgment are coming – how are we seen. Are we seen staying in the Ark to be found safely/closely in Him? Are we learning to lean upon him? Do we worship him and allow the processing to be done in us
Are we to be found still standing even if heavens are being closed to us for a season? Are we allowing the necessary processings and trials to come our way? Are we rising above them to be found standing in His sight – a more perfect work?
In Verse 10 we seen yet another 7 days (it took God seven days to create creation and then on the 7th day he rested) and Noah sent out the dove again. 7 represent perfection. More importantly, 7 represents the Sabbath: The Sabbath, the rest of God. The Dove is being sent forth again to see if the Spirit will come to rest, to see if it has worked out, and to see if you have conquered this beast. Will the dove (the Spirit) be able to remain upon Him?
In Verse 11 the Dove comes back in the evening, when night is falling. Night is coming on and the dove retreats into the safety of the ark (ark being Jesus Christ our Saviour). But this time the dove comes back with an Olive branch in his mouth. We are the branch and He is the vine. The dove is bearing witness; the Spirit is bearing witness that he has found the branch of the Lord. He is testifying by bringing a witness. Dove has found the fruit of the Spirit.
In Verse 12, yet another 7 days and he sends forth dove but this time is doesn’t return. This time the dove finds good ground to stand upon. The dove, the Spirit, finds a place to light upon and remain. This is the same Dove, Spirit, which lands on Jesus as he is being baptized. The Spirit lights upon Jesus and remains. The Lord speaks stating “Here is my son in whom I am well pleased.” This is a confirmation by the Lord that He is pleased with us and our walk. He finds the word, the son in us, remaining is us to go no more out.
The Dove finds that through all the trials and testings, provings, and processings there is only one, Jesus the Christ, able to stand. He is able to stay above the flood of judgment, able to walk the walk we are called to, able to forgive his enemies, able to conquer his foe, and able to subdue that beast nature in us that wants to rise up. The beast natures of lust, pride, etc. Christ conquered all these. We are able to conquer all these through Christ that strengthens me!
In Verse 13, 1/1/601 – The waters dry up and Noah is told to remove the covering of the ark, (liken this to the booth during tabernacles – Feast of Booths) – Noah has been alone with him, one on one. Noah no longer sees into the heavenlies through a small window but now the Lord tells him to remove the entire covering – now Noah can see into the heavenlies with an unobstructed view. The flesh in us is obstructing our view into the heavenlies. No we are able to hear all and see all that He has for us.
Noah looks and behold the face of the ground was dry. This is the unveiling of the new Christ in us. Noah is the regenerated man, the resurrection man. Removing the cover is to put light on the beast natures in us. It is showing they have been subdued and brings forth proof. He is able to walk the walk now in the light and able to walk in the Spirit. He has subdued all these beasts and brought all these things into the resurrection life.
This a new day: the third day.
Only Sinless are we able to stand in His sight. We no longer need to be hid away. We no longer need to be in the wilderness. Now he can be shown – others can see the work that has been done and it will shine forth in His people.
He is bringing us unto dry land into Spirit, subduing and corralling all the beasts, and since we are conquering the beasts, our beasts, and able to control them now, we are able to send them forth.
Beasts, hatred, envy, all asses and oxen, Adam identified them and now he is taking control and taking it out of roaming free in our old self, and now he begins to bring them in and subdue them and confine them where they can be used for the glory of the Lord.
The self-willed beast sees new heavens and a new earth – all beasts are being regenerated and brought into resurrection life. They now become love, fruit, peace and joy.
While the Lord is working on us, others can’t always see the processing as it goes on in our lives. But when it is done and the cover is taken off – we are sent out for all to see.
Until the cover is removed, not everyone really knows what has been subdued. We are not ready to be seen as representing Him until we step out from that booth, the secret place, having been alone with him and having allowed Him to work in us and change us.
In Verse 14, on 2/27 the earth dried. The Judgment is over and the processing for now is finished.
Going forth out of the ark (free to come out of the booth during feast of booths) we are free to go forth from the confinements of the Lord, our proving and testing bring forth all living things within us. You are able to bring forth all living things (all these beasts) out with you now that you have them under control and they have been subdued. Now go forth and be fruitful and multiply. (Verses 15-19)
The beasts are love instead of hate, give instead of take, and jealousy is no more. All these things are regenerated. They are all coming into subjection to Christ, and all those converted can go forth and multiply. All these beastly natures have been identified and the Lord is allowing us to come out into the world for all to see, a son in whom He is well pleased.
In verse 20, Noah builds an altar to the Lord containing every clean beast and clean fowl. All the beasts are clean now because he has conquered/subdued them. There is no hatred. There is an offering with mercy, love, kindness, in joy and love, and in thanksgiving. We make an offering to the Lord in this new land.
The Lord smells the offering and it is sweet to Him. It is good. The sacrifice is acceptable to God and He removes the curse against man that He pronounces in Genesis 3:17: “…cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;” shows God is cursing Adam and Eve. (Verse 21)
The heart was evil, not right, even from the beginning, and now someone has turned. Consequently, in this turning Noah finds grace in God’s eyes and his heart is turned to obey God.
Noah’s act of obedience shows his great faith. His obedience by building an ark and preaching the word of the flood to come for 120 years showed great faith and standing in the living word given to him by God. This was especially true as this takes place during a time when there wasn’t any rain and there wasn’t any water around to be seen. “120” represents: 20 for redemption and 100 for completeness. “120” represents the complete or full redemption of man by way of the Full out pouring of The Spirit of Judgment. 120 representing the out pouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost and Peter’s judgment of those standing by that had crucified Christ. He, Noah, was able to enter into the ark and he obeys God; and therefore, his righteousness judges the old ways, old character, and old imaginations. God changes him. Noah has to step out in faith. Noah did not know what a flood was as he had never seen a flood, but Noah did know God and believed God. It is important in our walk with the Lord to be able to step out in faith as Noah and do so for whatever length of time it may take until the Lord speaks to us otherwise. It is often necessary to believe in something not yet seen nor understood and to believe for an undetermined amount of time. The believing in something the Lord has spoken to us until He speaks otherwise is called Faith and is often the test of a true abiding faith.
Are we willing to go to the end of this land, all the way until you put your foot upon new land? The Dove has to land to find a tree to dwell in, a righteous man. The tree must bear fruit in the land. To find the branch and to find the fruit is to find the true Spirit. There must exist the hope that there is this new land: The land is God’s new heaven and new earth. God blessed him and man. Noah’s sacrifices and offerings were found to be good in God’s sight.
God gives His promise that as long as there are these things the earth is going to remain: As long as we walk in this new life and walk in the new heavens. As long as we are obedient to the seed times and harvest allowing Him to perform the needed processing and needed work in us, God promises that seed time, heat and cold, and the day and night shall not cease. That is the promise God gives to us as long as we shall bear forth fruit (Verse 22).
Chapter 9:1, God blesses Noah and his sons, and said unto them to be fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth.
In Verse 2, the fowl and beasts fear us and we possess control over the beasts now. They are subjected to us. We weren’t able to walk it out before because we didn’t yet have the beasts subdued. Now the beasts are conquered because we retain the control.
Now we are given meat to eat. We are not afraid of the old beasts that use to control us. Now we eat meat and we control them. We are able to consume a deeper word from the Lord (Verse 3).
Verse 4, “But flesh with life thereof which is blood thereof shall yet not eat.” We can now eat meat – just as we sacrificed it to God, now we can partake of it also. We are able to partake of His life, but we are not to partake of blood of flesh. We are not to partake of the old way, the carnal way.
It goes on to say in Verse 11: “I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by waters of a flood; neither shall there anymore be a flood to destroy the earth.”
Gen 9:9-17: And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
I am going to set a bow (a rainbow) in the cloud as a token of my covenant with you. The bow is a banner, a crown. There will be no more floods of judgments to come at us. We still have working/processing to be done but God promises that it will not come as a flood unto us. There will be storms, but no more floods. At the end of the storms after we have endured and allowed the processing, a rainbow will appear. He has covenanted with us. The banner, the rainbow, is the proof of who we are in Him. Others will be able to see the processing and be able to see the fruit of the Spirit in us. The fruit of the Spirit will show forth in our walk, our talk, and will be seen shining forth from us.
Job 38:12-13: “Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring (early light, dawn, up early at any task, to search with painstakingness, inquiring, light,) to know his place; that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out if?” Have you allowed God, the Spirit, to take hold of your house and shake out of it the wicked?
Luke 1:78: “Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.” The dawn is a rising of light (Spirit) within us. The East Gate of the Tabernacle is the gate we must enter through: Jesus the Christ. We are not to enter by any other way. There is no other gate by which we will be allowed entrance.
Are you in the wilderness being processed for the day that you can be brought forth to be able to stand in his sight and before others? Regeneration or judgment of the old man takes place. The Spirit Life is by which we are saved, the birthing of the Christ through much travail.
The Flood covered the earth and we took shelter in the Ark (Christ). It separated us from our old man, death and judgment is behind us, and we now go forth in more freedom as it is given to us. We go forth in fruitfulness – fruit of the spirit. Fruit of the spirit is peace, love, joy, faith, and the truth. We have meat to eat now, not just herbs. We have the authority to judge man ourselves. We judge only if we have gone through the processing of judgment ourselves. Covenant of grace is established – not law. Now he is no longer saying “Thou shalt” as Balai, the Master, but as Ishi. The Lord is now saying “I will.”
We are trees; now what kind of fruit shall we bear?
Revelation 2:18–22: Spirit of Jezebel hates prophets and those who are bondservants of God. If she can’t slaughter them in the womb, she will seduce them in the world, but yet we tolerate this spirit in the Church.
Revelation 3 speaks of there being no excuse, time is short. “He that hath an ear let them hear.” Don’t go anymore out, remain in Him.
Genesis’s Third Day is the story of Noah. Noah is the story of the third day.
On Day One and Two, we were overrun by our own emotions until the Lord gives us His light shining into our darkness revealing to us the differences between the fleshly (what has been hidden in our darkness away from the Light) and spiritual ways.
Then He gives us a firmament just as He gave to Noah after the flood receded. We now have land to firmly stand on, a firm foundation. The foundation we stand on is Christ. We have subdued our beasts and subdued the enemies in our land (in our earth, in our flesh).
“I will put the laws on the tables of our hearts and our minds.”
Rev. 10: Verses 1 – 11, tells of an angel coming with a message from heaven, an anointed message, carrying a book with his right foot upon the seas and his left foot on the firmament, on the earth, on a firm foundation of Christ possessing a rainbow – just like at the end of Noah’s trials – upon his head. This is us after the waters recede. The seven thunders are the seven messages, 7 being perfection. Look up to the heavens, lift your head, lift your hands, and there shall no longer be days of the old way. Don’t delay – now is the time. The mystery of God is finished. The Spirit in us is being brought to perfection. Take that little book from the hand of the angel, eat of it, eat of the word, partake of it, and write it upon the tables of your hearts and minds. It may be bitter to your belly, it may hurt, it may be bitter to your flesh, but it will be good for you, bitter to your mouth, but it will be sweet to your spirit.
Now go out and prophesy before many – preach it and teach it – you must. Go forth and multiply.
These are the steps of how to build a habitation of Christ and how to walk in the spirit with Him. This is the story of how He rescues us from ourselves. These are the Instructions on How to stand in His day. We, the carnal man, have received the Spirit and have been raised up into heavenly places. We are to walk above our circumstances and to walk above judgment.
“After two days He will revive us … in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord.” Hosea 6:2–3
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