THE HIGHEST EDUCATION IS WITHIN!
BY: MARVIN E. COPE
JANUARY 16, 1997
Man was made by the Lord of creation for the highest education of all the planet’s creatures, and the Lord within us is the highest educator! What is the highest education available for the human species? The Genesis account records the first communication from the Creator to the man He created. This is the first instruction given, the first teaching, the beginning of man’s education. How did the Lord communicate with Adam? God’s Spirit spoke to Adam’s spirit until Adam chose to receive Satan’s instruction and could no longer receive from the Spirit of God.
In my own spiritual journey of discovery, I’ve begun to experience the blessing of the tremendous gift of revelation that Jesus Christ restored to us, His body. It is communication between the Spirit of the Father to the Spirit of his child. Our Father wants us to know the truth that sets us free, but this truth can only be known from within. God wants us to appreciate the value of our inheritance in His eternal kingdom so that we can think and co-create with Him on the plane of our daily experience.
Adam was created in the image of God. God is Spirit! Adam was spirit, and we are spirit, whether we are aware of this truth or not, but apart from receptivity to the Holy Spirit’s instruction from within, we still believe that we are defined by our physical body. The truth is that we are spirit beings with a physical body, created for communication with the Spirit of our Father within.
Until we are enlightened by the Spirit of revelation concerning the creation, the reasoning mind attempts to play God and provide explanations. Recently on Public TV, I saw a program called, “Science Odyssey.” On that program there was a lengthy explanation by the scientific community as to how a planet with no life forms on it managed to produce life out of a hot swampy soup of chemicals, lightning, methane gas, volcanic eruptions, etc.
These explanations of life on earth are coming from this world’s highest educators who are doing the best they can without revelation knowledge. They cannot tell us how the planet and solar system originated other than with a Big Bang! The foolishness in fallen man inevitably tries to explain the creation without acknowledging the Creator.
To be truly educated by the highest source of education on the planet, one must go to the one who first made the planet, its inhabitants and the universe. In the God family, there is provision for an education in spiritual wisdom and understanding, but this education cannot be grasped by the human mind. In the exchange made at the cross, the old fallen mind of man was exchanged for the new mind, the Christ mind! When anyone receives Jesus, he receives the whole package of Christ’s eternal life and his eternal kingdom, including a new mind, His! Eternal things cannot be received by man’s old reasoning mind. They are foolishness to that mind. The eternal God family and the eternal kingdom can only be revealed to the spirit within men and women by the Holy Spirit. His purpose is to reveal by revelation from within the truth of Christ in us.
The person of the Holy Spirit is given to us to be our inner spiritual tutor. His specialty is to prepare us to receive the power of the love of Christ that gives understanding of eternal truth concerning our full inheritance in God’s kingdom within. For this to happen we must accept the spirit of revelation that is his glorious gift to us, revealed to those who will receive it in childlike receptivity to grace.
The greatest and highest education on the planet was demonstrated to and for all men and women by the person of Christ. Through His disciples, who received revelation knowledge from the Holy Spirit, He gave us the New Testament, a manual for living the highest life. The New Testament is a testimony of their witness to the life of Christ who received His higher education from His spiritual Father within. Paul, who did not know Jesus before His resurrection, received direct revelation knowledge from within and became a completely new person. Now the spiritual communication lines are open to you and me, as they were designed to be for Adam until he chose to disregard what God said. Clear hearing does require obedience!
I will be eternally grateful that the Holy Spirit has revealed himself to me as my inner teacher who is leading me, step by step, into an ever expanding awareness of eternal life, not just life after death, but eternal life lived here and now. In this education in things eternal, the old reality of the boundaries of time and space are left behind as I awaken to perceptions that I sense were always within me but were dormant until I opened myself to the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
“Therefore, if any man be in Christ, He is a new creation.” (II Cor. 5:17) How new is this new creation? It is complete new, the gift from God our Father, the mind of Christ! “Behold, I make all things new!” (Rev. 21:5) As little children behold what their Father does in daily life, we behold what Father God does in eternal spiritual life. Our new mind is the mind of the Spirit of Christ who joins himself in union with the spirit within us. His is the highest intelligence present on the planet. In Him is the union of human and spiritual being as one being, He in us and we in Him.
This is what man was created for: a spirit within the man or woman in the earth to receive the heavenly Spirit of Christ. A marriage of spirits, man the bride receiving Spirit joined in one with the heavenly Christ giving Spirit. God’s new Christ man on earth, the body of Christ, is to proceed with God’s eternal plan for his infinite and unlimited universal kingdom of love spreading through out the universe.
Through His prophet Isaiah, our eternal Father gave us the clue to his universal intentions for man when he said, “I have put my words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of my hand, that I may fix the (new) heavens as a tabernacle and lay the foundations of a (new) earth and say to Zion, you are my people.” (Isaiah 51:16) To get first things first, it is people the new heavens and new earth are for. ‘New’ people for the ‘new’ heavens and ‘new” earth. It is also the ‘New’ Zion. “Behold, I make all things new!”
God’s children do not belong to this world’s self proclaimed and temporal higher education, which all ends in the grave. They belong to the eternal educator, the omnipresent spiritual educator who educates from within, the person of the Holy Spirit, the third person of God’s love family who is given to teach us when we receive him as little children, in everything pertaining to our eternal kingdom inheritance. Our Father’s education is “without money and without price.” (Isaiah 52:3)
We are children of God’s glory present in earth as Jesus was to loose earth’s captivity and curse. It is loosed by the highest wisdom and understanding revealed within us and functioning by the higher spiritual order of our eternally omnipresent educator, the person of the Holy Spirit.
In the higher spiritual order of the things of God there is the eternal body of Christ in the earth that He has kept hidden for this very purpose. It is a body of light and glory! When the spiritual darkness of man’s mind reaches its ultimate depth, he has a body prepared, that outshines the sun, the glorious body of Christ, fully instructed in the Lord’s higher wisdom and understanding. This body is his means of the creation of new heavens and new earth, all to the glory of God our Father!
“When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight (for he will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives).” (Isaiah 59:19)
What is this flood of the enemy? What is the standard the Lord lifts up against him?
The flood is a flood of the empty words of man’s knowledge of good and evil, gained by the spirit of the world using man’s spirit for his own purposes, the destruction of man and the creator’s planet. Knowledge has now gone planetary by means of man’s development of the information age. It is the in-form-ation at work in man, forming the human for headship in the earth without understanding of his spiritual being. It all comes from outer education, the reverse of the way God made him.
Gad gave all men a spirit, to be the receivers of the Spirit of God. To complete the circuit of His Word. He sends men His Word, they receive His Word; it is fulfilled in their lives, and returns to him. His Word will never return to him void of its fulfillment!
The standard lifted up against the enemy is the Spirit of Christ, who educates men and women in “the way the truth and the life.” (John 14:6). “And If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto me.” (John 12:32). The standard of God is the “word,” the person of Christ. Not empty outer words of knowledge, but the living eternal Word revealed within men! The Word that cannot fail of its fulfillment, Christ, the Word of God, puts Anti-Christ and his flood of the outer communication and education in spiritually empty words to flight!
The light of the glory of Christ in his body of truth in the earth swallows all the dark sayings of anti-Christ, and He is no more to be found on the planet. “Arise, shine, for your light (the Christ anointing) has come!” (Isaiah 60:1)
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