HIS LIFE – IN OUR BODY
BY: LINDA KEITH
THE TWO RESURRECTIONS
RANKS AND ORDER
THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD [those who have passed on]
Father is so very good!! Amen! Father has been showing me some things that may not be understood by many, but, they are true just the same. When Father FINISHED His Work, it was finished in the Spirit realm. Then came Jesus, to finish His work in the natural realm. And many are taking Him at HIS Word, not man’s. They are experiencing the finished work, in areas of the physical body. Praise His Glorious, Dependable Name!
As we go through this sharing, I will be sharing with you, some things that are NOW happening to some in the Body of Christ, it’s amazing, although it shouldn’t shock us at all. Father has shown us His Promises to us and He IS also, bringing forth OUR HERITAGE!
I want to say to you, to don’t believe any of this, what I say, or anyone whose words will be shown here, UNTIL Father shows it to you. He will, because it is HIM that is coming forth through these folks and myself. He is showing Himself, so, clearly to the world today. Not only those that the church considers “the world”, but also, to the church world. It matters not if it be Baptist, Methodist, Pentecost or Kingdom. Because each of these branches has led us in error, simply because of non-belief. Harsh words? Yes, but true. ALL of them have, and have had us WAITING for all that is ours, given to us by our wonderful Father.
The “big battle” in the church now, is, translations. Meanings of words. Beliefs in different doctrines. Who is the best orator, who is best known, who knows language best, and whose little clicks is right, against other “religious” clicks. But, you know what? NONE of that matters. Father is sharing with folks that no matter what NATURAL words mean, they are still just what they are: MAN WORDS. Father speaks a Spiritual language and Truth can only be heard in HIS language. He may speak to Italians in Italian; to Spaniards in Spanish; to Irishmen in Irish, to Americans in English; to Greeks in Greek; but, HE gives the meanings to what He is saying. And I’m finding that more and more, as He speaks, He is causing something to happen that actually SHOWS you what He means. So that we have an example to use. He is so Excellent!!
As we go along, we are going to hear some things that many will scoff at, and that’s OK, but there will be some of you that are experiencing some things that you don’t want to share with people because of the reaction you will get. But, when we finish with this, you WILL HAVE SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY what is being said. So, I do ask you to share it with me, so the WORLD can see Father’s manifestation! I will not use your name, if you prefer, but, just shout out His glory for all to hear. Maybe, just maybe, the sound will awaken some, and even raise their level of faith. We have all received HIS faith and it will encourage many to see it at work.
As you know, I have been writing about us being Spirit beings, and about our bodies being renewed. I’ve been told that this isn’t the important thing, our bodies being renewed; BUT, apparently Father disagrees with that. Father plan from the beginning is to live in bodies that are visible; bodies that are whole; bodies that cannot be brought down by illnesses; diseases and death. Our plan, (hopefully) has been to be exactly like our Father. Pure Spirit, full of love, wisdom, joy, righteousness and peace; using ONLY the Mind of Christ. So, as you see, we both have wanted the same thing, OF EACH OTHER.
Unbelief and error in teaching has kept us from seeing what we are. Our leanings have been, “wait”, “you can do nothing” of your own-self; and “Father has to do it all”. WRONG!! For those of you that have been receiving the teachings that Father has given me, know that Father, WHEN HE BEGOT US, gave us EVERYTHING that is of Him. His love, His overriding power, His wisdom, each Word of His was written on our heart (mind); His joy, peace, HIS BELIEF in HIS WORD. All of it, He has already given us. Right down to His very Breath! We’ve had all of HIM since we came forth from Him. But, we’ve either allowed some to talk us out of it, or we have talked ourselves out of it because of different reasons. But, the TRUTH IS, we have it all. Not a portion, but ALL OF HIM!
He has lived in each person on this earth from their manifesting from the invisible spirit realm, into this visible realm. He and everything that is in Him has been in us and ours for the taking. IF WE BELIEVE! I had a brother tell me that I am “trying to believe myself, into what I write”, and guess what? I’m not TRYING, I AM BELIEVING into ALL OF HIM. But, Father is/has been bringing the paths of others who are doing the SAME BELIEVING, to cross my path. And oh the joy, the blessings of Father, I have been blessed with and by, from each one of these. The love is real; the joy is real; the intent to please ONLY HIM is real. They make my day and my night. And I want to thank each one of them for following Father’s lead to share, what others won’t believe or accept. Let’s start this off with BELIEF.
Heb.11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God MUST BELIEVE that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Heb.10:39, “But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”
Gal.3:22, “But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe”
Mark 5:34, “Daughter, they faith (belief) hath made the whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague”.
John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he POWER to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
John 11:25-26, “I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth IN me, thought he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth IN me shall never die. Believest thou this?”
EVERYTHING depends on belief!! Everything. If He said that you don’t have to die, but, believe you DO have to die, then YOUR BELIEF will get you what you believe. You will physically die. If you believe HE is all you need, then you have everything that you need. IF, IF, IF YOU BELIEVE. Go through ALL the scriptures that speak of believing, and ask yourself, “do I believe THIS, or do I believe what I SEE.” You may surprise yourself; even when you say, “oh I believe all that Jesus said”, but….. So number one, YOU MUST BELIEVE, regardless what you’re told, or what you see. If He said it, believe it. Memorize it; keep telling yourself it’s true; keep reminding yourself that you believe it. I don’t care what preachers say about, you can’t believe by just saying it. That is not true. God will honor your effort and one day you’ll wake up and find, that without even realizing it, He has worked that belief into you and it is now a part of you. I want to talk a little bit about something that Father showed me.
This old saying, “man can do nothing” is taken from when Jesus said, “man can do nothing, of himself”. This WAS a truth WHEN Jesus said it. Why then, but not now? Because at the time that Jesus said that, He HAD NOT DIED AND RESURRECTED. Once He resurrected, man was NOT the same MAN he had THOUGHT HE HAD BEEN. You see, when the Spirit of God entered MAN, the old man died. The new man was the SAME MAN that God created in His Image. He was a Spirit man who then lived in a physical body; but, he was the same MAN that God brought forth out of Himself. So, with that Spirit living in him, that man CAN DO ALL THINGS!! That man is and was so ONE with God, you couldn’t tell one from the other. KNOWING that you are NOT the old man, makes you WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN, God’s SOUL, and God’s Spirit and you’ve been living in a body!! It truly is that simple. BELIEVE!!!
Now, this life that is being lived through these flesh bodies of ours IS GOD’S LIFE! Not ours, but HIS. Let me ask you something. Does God NEED anything? NO, HE DOESN’T. So, what need can you have, remember it’s HIS LIFE. IF there is a NEED, it’s IN YOU!!! You are ONE WITH HIM, you have no need that isn’t within you. IF YOU BELIEVE!!
Since, Father showed me that the Spirit and the Soul ARE re-united, He’s been showing me a lot of things that we need to know. I had always thought, that the renewing of the body would just one day happen. WHAM! In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, I’d wake up and my body would be new. It just plopped right on me. Well, needless to say, that isn’t the way it HAPPENED!
The written Word tells us, that “flesh and blood cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven“. Where is the Kingdom of God? It’s within us. It’s not an event. It’s not something that we get to go into once we die and go to heaven. No. It’s within US. EVERYTHING OF FATHER MUST COME FROM WITHIN US AND THAT INCLUDES THE NEW BODY!!! Think about it, let Father show you some awesome truths.
NOW, comes some truths that you are going to have to take to Father and allow Him to show you the truths of. When we resurrected as CHRIST, with Jesus, our Father, we resurrected WHOLE. SPIRIT, SOUL, and BODY. The problem has been, we HAVE NOT BELIEVED it. We’ve listened to everyone but Father. And our belief was put behind what we were told and taught. We’ve believed that “we are just mortal man”. Well, He tells us differently. He tells us that we ARE IN HIS IMAGE (Gen 1:27) and we ARE as He is. (1John 4:17) He tells us that we are the Body of Christ .(1Cor 12:27 He tells us that we HAVE the mind of Christ.(1Cor 2:16) He tells us that we are complete in Him. (Col 2:9-10, John 1:18) He tells us that IN HIM we live, move and have our being.(Acts 17:28) He also tells us that NOTHING FORMED AGAINST US CAN PROSPER!!! NOthing! (IS 54:17). Do you believe Him? Or do you believe someone else that tells you, “well, that’s true, but…”. BELIEVE HIM!! I want you to also, meditate on “anything formed against us”. Do you realize what all that means? Sickness, disease, poverty, carnal nature, misfortune, it includes ANYTHING that could come against us. EVERYTHING!! So, why aren’t we seeing it? Believe me, SOME ARE! You can only see what you believe. And that belief won’t work just because you say, “ok, I believe it” and need PROOF that it ‘s happened. YOU ARE THE PROOF!! When that belief is rooted in you, the PROOF IS YOU and what’s happening to you! You bear the FRUITS of WHAT YOU BELIEVE. Sickness, illness, disease IS NOT a punishment from Father, it’s a GIFT of what you allow yourself to be told, and of what you believe.
DON’T LET OTHERS SPEAK ANYTHING ON YOU THAT IS NOT WHAT FATHER HAS TOLD YOU THAT YOU ARE.!! Father spoke those very words to me when I had the 3 strokes. And if someone speaks a thing that is contrary to what Father says, REBUKE THE WORDS!! I WILL NOT listen to ANYONE who tells me that I am anything LESS that what Father tells me I AM. You may lose fellowship, but, better that than to allow their words to enter your gates of heaven (your ears) and then take root and manifest.
You see, I KNOW WITH OUT A DOUBT that I am ONE with Him and HE IS, not will, HE IS MANIFESTING not only HIMSELF, but all that is of Him, through me. That includes the changing of the body, to match with HIM, INCORRUPTIBLE, SIN-FREE, ALL POWERFUL, and HAVE DOMINION OVER ALL THINGS!! I KNOW THIS.
Now, some think that that means that I can have anything I want; do anything I want, all the I’s that you can think of. That is not what dominion means. It means AS HE speaks through you, THAT will be manifested by HIS OVERRIDING POWER! Just as it was through the flesh man, Jesus.
Listen, as we allow His Presence to manifest to us, then all we get is Spiritual, right? Well, as our beliefs regarding the body come into agreement with what HE tells us, then the body manifests those truths of His and beliefs. Doesn’t He tell us that we are seated in the heavenlies with Him? Doesn’t He tell us that WE live in HIM and that HE lives in us? Well, what can touch Him? What of flesh and blood can go into the heavenlies? Folks, we HAVE to BELIEVE HIM. We HAVE to KNOW that we are Spirit Beings. Once this happens, the body starts manifesting the NEW SPIRITUAL BODY. I don’t mean a body that can’t be seen, it will be and IS being seen. And when folks say, “Linda, you’re still in the natural world”, that is true, but, like my Pattern, I’m in the world, but, not part of the world. Materialism is killing God’s people. The need to see and feel with the senses are blinding His people.
Think on this folks, Father feels, (loves), He sees (spiritually), He hurts ( at unbelief), He smells (the savor of our praises), all of the senses HE HAS, but they are attuned to Spiritual, not carnal.
He is seen. Every time we look at each other He is seen. It’s not as thought this new body will be invisible, He wants to be seen in a visible body; one that has nothing to do with death!! We’re not going to be as the invisible angels. We are and will be, as He wants to be seen. Remember it’s HIS LIFE!
As this new body is fully manifested, it will not change ever again. Not age, food or drink, environment can change it. Nothing can touch it. It is His Holy Temple. I like what Bro Tony wrote:
“In order to see the meaning of resurrection properly we must be born again of spiritual understanding. We must again get an insight into the mystery of what Jesus came to reveal, before we really can experience IMMORTALITY. When we know what resurrection is, the fringe benefits such as health, peace, prosperity and general harmony with all being will begin to appear. All of the corruption that we witness in this world, as disease, limitation, and death actually came about through false identification.” (unquote)
Those words are TRUTH.
Folks, what did you resurrect as when you resurrected WITH Jesus? You resurrected a Spirit Being that Father brought forth out of HIMSELF. When you understand this and focus on it, the changing of the body will begin. It will NOT change without knowing who and what you are. Ask Father. The things of the Spirit cannot be understood by the natural.
It breaks my heart to hear brethren teach that we are still mortal man. And the folks soaking that up. They WANT to cling to being man, while praying for a change, a manifestation of Him through them. And sad to say, they can’t have it both ways. They think that this BODY is their life, and it’s not, they are SPIRIT and live in the flesh body and claiming otherwise is leading the body to the grave. I WANT to live, not see physical death, because that is FATHER’S DESIRE. To live in a body that death can’t and hasn’t brought down!!
Choose carefully what you allow to come into you, through words. I don’t care how religious it sounds. If they speak of death being a fact, REBUKE IT AND FORGET IT!! HE says you LIVE IN HIM, and in HIM is no death!! I don’t care WHAT goes into the ground, He has no death in HIM. Yes, Jesus’ body was the SPIRITUAL SEED that tasted death, BUT, HE DIDN’T HAVE TO SEE DEATH, He died that WE wouldn’t have to see and taste the filth of death. That’s how much He loved us. That is the LIFE that He wants lived through us.
There IS NO decay in Him. No corruption. ONLY LIFE AND LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY!! And don’t get hooked on that “abundant” thing that a lot preach about. $$$$$$+THINGS. That is not the ABUNDANCE that He is speaking of. The ABUNDANCE that HE speaks of is HIM, HIS NATURE, HIS LIFE.
IF you hold on to the lie that we are mere mortal man, you will reap the things that belong to the mortal. There’s no other way to word it. It’s true. Think about it. When you get alone with Father and you become aware of His Presence, do you notice any ailments, any aches and pains? No, because you are not in this world, you are in your original residence, SPIRIT.
Remember, in the study, “THE CHANGING OF THE BODY” (on the website), when I said that the changed body will not have blood? It won’t , it will have HIS LIGHT BECAUSE IT’S HIS BODY. Think about the image that you were in , in the beginning AND STILL ARE, IF ONLY you change your thoughts from the carnal world to the Spiritual. HIS IMAGE. Think on that. Tell yourself what that Image is, and that you are too. SPEAK TO YOUR BODY!! Stop identifying with the wrong image. We turned loose of our heritage once, and He has awakened us to it again, don’t turn loose again. Claim it. Speak it. Take hold of it. IT IS YOURS! Don’t let what your eyes are seeing now, slow you down. Keep your focus on HIM, IT’S HIS LIFE!! WE ARE HIS LIFE! We will get into this more as we go along.
This has been one of the exciting times, in Father, for many of us. We are in the day of the changing of the body. Many say that we are not to be concerned with this, but, this IS part of Father’s plan. There are those who think that we are to do nothing but wait on Father. BUT, Father is speaking to a people about this very thing. I would advise all to listen to what Father is saying. Depend on only Him. All will not be firstfruits, but, those who will be, are hearing what Father is saying; regardless of what others are saying. The written Word tells us:
“Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not fort; behold he is in the secret chambers, believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
Listen to what the Spirit is saying here. Let Him to the teaching. We are, and have been told, that yes, Christ is in us, but we must wait for Him to do what is being done. They act and sound like we have to remain in the desert, the dry places and wait until He takes us out of it. They tell us that there is a certain place that we have to be, BEFORE He will do what is to be done. But, look at what this verse says, “the lightning COMETH”, “the coming of the Son”. We do not have to be anywhere!! He does the coming!!! And He has been here all this time that we’ve been waiting on Him and all that concerns Him. When in reality, HE HAS BEEN WAITING ON US!! He has been waiting for us to stop looking to the future for anything. He has been waiting for us to just accept what He whispers to us, regardless of how different it is, from what others are saying. He’s been waiting for us to wake up to the fact that no matter how many languages we use to find Him, that ANY language that we use here on earth is CARNAL LANGUAGE and He speaks ONLY in the Spirit language. We are told in the OT, that at the tower of Babel:
Gen 11:6-9, “And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one; and they have all ONE LANGUAGE; and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down and there confound THEIR language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth; and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth; and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.”
1Cor 1:25-31, “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many noble are called: But God hat chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.”
When we seek His Truth, we must seek HIM, not books, not languages, not anything of man. French is man’s language; Russian is man’s language; Greek is man’s language; Hebrew is man’s language; and all we gain from them is head knowledge and pride. The ONLY language we need is HIS language, and that cannot be learned from a book or from a person. It is a personal PRESENCE between Him and each person. It can’t be learned, it has to be experienced. To one person, it may be one way, while to someone else it may be another way. But, it is personal and it is like when Elizabeth was pregnant with John the Baptist, just being in His Presence will cause a “leaping in the womb”. (the womb being our mind or as some call it , our heart. There is a knowing that nothing or no one can take from you, or tell you about it. It is between your Beloved, and His Beloved, us and Him. Praise His Name!!
If a person was deaf, blind, couldn’t speak, or had use of their hands to read Braille, how do you suppose that they would communicate with Father? Through the language that He speaks to them, in their mind. It’s the same with us. HE will teach us all things.
“The lightning cometh from the east and shineth even unto the west”. Lightning comes like a flash!! And that’s how quickly Father will speak to us. And IF we don’t doubt, and listen to Him, He will/is telling us wonderful things that we have been told to wait for, by others. And I will promise you, when Father speaks a thing to you that is different than what most teach, you will be labled as crazy; weird, out in left field and a lot of other things. But, how do you suppose Jesus felt when He heard Father say, “You and I are One”.? You can answer that yourself. How did you feel when Father spoke those very words to you? Can anything take that from you? No, I don’t think so. It will strengthen you to the place that you don’t care what else is said, by anyone. You just want to keep hearing that precious Voice, speak to you. That my friend IS HEAVEN!!
I want to share with you some things that you’ve already heard and some that you haven’t. NONE of this is bragging, except to brag on Him, whose life is being lived through you. I want to thank EVERYONE for the things that they have shared. Bless your hearts!! We are speaking of the changing of the body that many ARE experiencing, right NOW. I have their permission to share this with you and feel free to email them and talk with them.
First, as you all know, this year, I have had 3 strokes. The first one happened about 3am. I woke up and thought that my left arm was asleep. When I got out of bed, I realized that I had had a stroke. I knew from taking care of my Mom and Dad when they had a stroke. I got up, walked into the living room and I won’t lie to you, it scared me. As I sat down on the couch, Father oh so gently spoke to me these words: “Fear not, this is MY body and nothing can attack it and effect it”. When I heard these words, there was such a peace that came up from within me. The fear left and hasn’t returned. I went back to bed, and woke up at 9am, when my sister came over. She was so upset. She got irritated with me because I had not gone to the hospital. But, that peace was still with me. When we went to the hospital, and there was nothing that they could do. So, they ran tests and sent me home. To make a long story short, two weeks after I had the stroke, I was sitting at the computer, pecking the keys with one finger. Before I knew it, I was typing with BOTH hands. There is NO EFFECTS of the stroke.
Then, about a month or so ago, I had another stroke. It paralyzed the right side of my face. My bottom lip hung down so far that I talked like a baby just learning to talk. Again, I went to the hospital, and they ran more tests and sent me home. No meds, nothing. As I sat there at home the thought came to me; “the overriding power of Father is bouncing off these strokes and their effects”.
About that time, my friend, Lorraine, in Canada, sent me a prophetic word that she had came across. The main theme of the Word was “overriding power of God”. She and I started talking and we were both moved in the Spirit, by the Words. Then, I wrote up the experiences that I had had with Father and sent it out. I want to share with you, now, what Lorraine shared with me, that has and IS leading to others sharing their experiences. These are the emails that Lorraine and I exchanged.
I sent this email out to some of the people on my mailing list?
9/17/2004 12:57:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Hello folks, I know that I’ve been a little slow in keeping in contact here lately and I want to share with you why. Lorraine (from Canada) and I (and some others) have been noticing changings that have been taking place in our bodies, that WE have had nothing to do with. (you know Lorraine from some of her words that I have shared with you in the past). Father is showing us this very fact and I have wanted to sort of gather facts before I said anything. I am in the process of putting all of our testimonies, and want to share them with you all. I am hoping to put together, with Lorraine Delivin, into book form. (these are two different Lorraines). So I am sharing this email with you so you’ll have some sort of idea what is being talked about. We are in the most exciting time in our life!!! I’m working on an email to be send out , asking others who are experiencing body changes, (that we have had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with, and KNOW that it is FATHER in us), to contact me. So, when I get everything together, I’ll keep you posted. Love our Father and His ways, Linda
The following is just one account of what’s been happening to some of us: if YOU can add to these accounts, please let me know. People’s first names will be all that will be made public, if you prefer.
I received this email from Lorraine:
We are not in any group at all. It is still just the few of us that Father joined together after He called us out from the religious systems (in 1999). There are about 8-10 of us altogether, but we do not have meetings or anything. Some wanted to do this, and we tried to a couple of times, but He always shut us down pretty quickly. But, we do visit when the Spirit lays it on our hearts, and talk to each other almost daily.
A year ago this month something odd began to happen to my body, but it took me clear to June this year before I finally got what He was saying and revealing to me, and was actually manifesting in my body. He has basically been revealing another aspect of what He means by the ‘changing of our bodies’. And He has been confirming all of this through causing unnatural physical changes to occur with my body, and the bodies of others in our group. He also brought confirmation of what He has been revealing to us and manifesting through us in a word that came forth from a woman called Shirley Lise on July 21. I sent you this word the end of July. I still have it if you want to re-read it.
Physically I’m fairly tall and small-boned, and have never been prone to gaining weight. In my thinking, I have always been the other way – too skinny. For the first time in my life I began to put on weight and keep it on. This first began to happen after He called me out from the system in ’99, and continued for the first 3 years. At first I thought this was pretty cool, because I have tried to gain weight my whole life, and couldn’t do it.
I know that a lot of people don’t really understand where I’m coming from with this, but believe me, trying to gain weight is just as difficult for some people as trying to lose it is for others. And contrary to popular belief, not everyone likes to be skinny. Anyway, the weight I was increasingly putting on was going into all the wrong places…lol…and for the first time in my life I looked and felt completely out of shape. Though I recognized this, it didn’t really bother me ’cause the Father has been keeping us focused on Him, and not on these natural things.
But, last September all of a sudden I went through a dramatic weight loss. In just one month all the weight I had gained in 3 years, fell right off me. There was no natural explanation for why this was happening, and fear tried to overcome with thoughts of being sick, etc, etc…You know the drill…ha ha! At the end of September 2003, this weight loss abruptly stopped, and I found myself at 130 lbs. (my normal weight before the gain).
My weight has stayed at 130 lbs ever since, but I still was out of shape. What I mean by ‘out of shape’ is that I had no muscle tone, and was thick and loose in all the wrong places. You know what I mean, those ‘normal’ things that happen with aging bodies…lol.
Then, this spring for no reason whatsoever, my body shape began to change dramatically. I thought at first that I must be losing weight again, but every time that I weighed myself, my weight stayed the same. I can’t tell you how unnatural all of this was and still is. My stomach began to flatten and firm up, and muscles in my arms, legs, and all over, began to firm up and come into shape also.
The amazing thing about all this, is that I have done NOTHING to cause this to happen. I have NOT changed my eating habits one bit, I do NOT exercise at all, and my weight has NOT changed one bit (since Sept/03). All these changes are taking place supernaturally. I now take the same size jeans as my 15-yr. old daughter, and I haven’t lost an ounce.
My family and friends really notice these changes, and comment on them frequently. My body is continuing to change, despite the fact that I do nothing to bring about these changes. It is the strangest thing, and there is no natural explanation. Others of our group were also experiencing extreme changes, but none of us were connecting these changes (at first) to the ‘changing of the body’ until He began to enlighten our hearts and minds.
My mind had always thought that the changes that were happening and were going to continue to happen was limited more to the areas of healing from sicknesses and diseases, etc… I never imagined in my mind that our physical bodies were actually going to change too. It never crossed my mind, therefore I wasn’t making the connection between what was happening to my body, and the things He was speaking to me. Duh! LOL
In my mind, I was thinking that the ‘new physical body’ we would receive, would happen instantaneously at a certain point in time. It never occurred to me that His Life/His Christ within us is presently rejuvenating our physical bodies and presently reversing the fruits of death and aging that has been taking place in our bodies since birth. I am stunned and overwhelmed by how complete His Full Deliverance really is!
My mother is 71 years old, and for the past few months, her leg muscles and arm muscles have been growing back within her body. The calves of her legs have become completely muscled and hard, like they were when she was younger. Also, her hair is beginning to show natural highlights again (in place of the gray). Even her hairdresser is commenting to her about this phenomenon. Another in our group has dropped 8-10 sizes in clothing sizes. Another is becoming more youthful looking, and was recently mistaken by a stranger as to being in her late 20’s. She’s 50. The changes happening are different with each one of us, and not complete by any means, but they are all noticeable enough outwardly that those around us are commenting on them.
We were not seeking Father for these kinds of changes, nor have any of us felt any concern about growing older, etc… We hadn’t even thought of these natural things, because these things have always been a natural process for every person. But, Christ is now interrupting these natural aging processes within us and is causing His Life to manifest outwardly in our natural bodies.
Believe me, my mind is screaming out in protest at even telling you this whole thing. It is so weird, that my mind cannot yet fully comprehend it, even though the evidence of His Truth is being manifested in my body right now. Despite the protesting of my mind, the changes in my body do not lie. These changes are happening to us, and they have become our reality. These changes are a sign to all of us of what is coming forth in our lives, and in the lives of all those who are believing.
There is so much to expound on here, but I will stop for now and await your thoughts. I know that Father will give us more understanding concerning these strange happenings as we go.
This might not be “worded” perfectly, but what is happening to all of us goes something like this: Christ is fully overshadowing us; spirit, soul, AND BODY. The more Christ dominates our spirits (through our yielding), the more our soul (including our minds) is reflecting Christ. The more our soul is reflecting Christ, the more our bodies are being changed to reflect Christ also. The fruit of a soul FULLY overshadowed, dominated, and consumed by Christ, is the FULL manifestation of a resurrected body, a new body which will never die…until eventually, all things in the heavens and the earth are consumed IN CHRIST.
These were the only words that I could grab onto at this moment, to try and explain what I am seeing within my heart. What an incredible journey we are all on with our Father! Love ya, Lorraine
This is another email that I received from Lorraine:
In a message dated 9/17/2004 11:02:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
As I listen to your words and the accounts of your recent experiences, I am realizing that I have been experiencing similar testings. They are different than yours, but carry the same message.
In June, right after the Father revealed to me that His Life/His Christ was flowing through our veins and that all sickness is being shut-down the moment it tries to come upon our bodies, I had another event take place that really tested whose voice I would listen to. This experience goes along with what you said about NOT listening to the negative reports around us or other peoples ideas of what ‘could’ happen or ‘might’ happen, etc…
Around 10pm on June 18/04 my husband and I, our two girls, and a friend of theirs was driving home from the grocery store. We live approx. 20 miles from the nearest town, and out in the country. It was almost completely dark and we were traveling the speed limit of 50 mph (on a secondary road). Suddenly, right out of nowhere a truck (half-ton) came out of a side road and pulled right across the road in front of us. My husband braked and tried to swerve to miss it, but it was impossible, we slammed right into him broadside.
Both airbags deployed and I was struck fully in the face with mine and knocked out for a few seconds. My face was a mess. The airbag had punched me right in the chin and the mouth and blood was everywhere. Nobody else in our vehicle, or in the vehicle we hit were hurt, only me. Apparently, the seat in our vehicle that bore the full blunt force of the crash was the one I was sitting in.
It was really odd that I even ended up sitting in this seat in the van. It was my parents van, and I had borrowed their vehicle, so I was driving. But, just as we were ready to head home with it, for no reason at all, I suddenly didn’t feel like driving anymore. My husband didn’t really want to drive my parents’ vehicle, but I talked him into it. 5 minutes later the crash happened.
All that kept going through my head was: this isn’t what Father is saying. The ambulance came and they kept trying to get me to go to the hospital. Everyone tried to convince me; all the bystanders, the police, my husband, and my kids. But, the more they tried to tell me that there may be something seriously wrong with me, the more I KNEW in my heart that I was perfectly fine. I can’t explain this naturally, but in my heart I KNEW that I didn’t have internal injuries, I KNEW I didn’t have whip-lash, I KNEW that everything was fine…even though my face looked like and felt like crap and I could hardly stand up. I went home with my family and eventually was able to open my mouth and talk and eat again…lol.
I can see that this experience is similar to the cold experience and your experiences…I was hearing two different reports through the whole thing. All my family and all the medical professionals were telling me one thing, but the Father was speaking a total different thing to my heart. I could have gone to the hospital… what would have been the harm? Nothing. But, something rose up inside of me right at that moment, and I refused to pretend that there “might” be or “could” be something wrong with me, so I went home. Everyone thought I was nuts, but I knew that I was fine, and I wasn’t going to pretend otherwise, by going and getting checked out by the doctors. Looking back at that experience it astounds me that I had no fear whatsoever, only peace through the whole thing.
He IS delivering us from our fears. Fear is losing its power over us. I believe it, and so do you, and our recent experiences are testifying of this truth. We have both been faced with choices of whether to STAND on what He’s saying to us, or give in to the old fears that used to rule us, and are still ruling others. It is so obvious that the choices we both made in our particular situations were contrary to what the wisdom of this world teaches us. No wonder people think we’re nuts…lol. According to man’s wisdom we are nuts, but perfectly sane according to faith and the Wisdom of God.
A few weeks later I went through another strange thing. One day, out of the blue, my heart began to beat really weird. It is difficult to explain, but it seemed to be beating off-key, or missing beats, and sometimes beating so fast and loud that it seemed like it was going to come right out of my chest. This stayed with me for 3 days. During those days, all I could do was lay quietly on the couch or in bed. I could hardly go to sleep at night, because the sensation of this odd beating was so uncomfortable. It didn’t hurt, it just felt weird.
The whole time this was happening I battled thoughts in mind that something was seriously wrong with me. The only person I told what was happening was my husband. He thought maybe this was a result of our car accident and I should go to the doctor. But, I didn’t, I just waited it out, and kept asking Father what He was saying about it all. It left as suddenly as it had come, and I never thought about it again until a few weeks later.
Both of our vehicles were broke down and being repaired. One evening, the middle of July (before Shirley Lise’s word came out on the 21st), our girls wanted to go to a horse-show about 2 1/2 miles away. I told them that I would take them. Well, I forgot that I didn’t have a car in the driveway…lol. When it came time to leave they were really disappointed thinking that now we couldn’t go. But, I told them “come on we’ll walk.”
Anyone who knows me, knows that I DON’T go for walks, or exercise…nor would I ever in a million years suggest, let alone be willing to try and walk THAT FAR. But, oddly, I never gave it a second thought, and away we went. Not only did I walk that far and not notice that I was doing something out of character for me… but the temperature was in the high 80’s, and we had to hurry because we were already late.
I NEVER get exercise, NONE!!! But, I walked that 2 1/2 miles like it was nothing. I never even lost my breath or broke out into a sweat. What is funny, is that I wasn’t clicking into the fact that I was doing something that I normally wouldn’t be doing, or even able to do. Remember, this happened after my body started changing, then the car accident, and then that weird heart thingie. This also happened after a series of strange signs that the Father began showing me from June 1st on (I’ll share with you later) and BEFORE the ‘overriding power of Christ’ word came out from Shirley Lise.
Shannon (a friend) happened to come to visit that evening. I talk to her often on the phone, but we hadn’t seen each other for a few months. My husband sent her out to where we were at this horse show. She was stunned that I had walked all the way out there… and stunned with the physical changes with my body. I sure looked a whole lot different than last time she saw me.
I haven’t gone for a walk since, nor do I have thoughts in my mind to do so again. I hate going walking, and that is what makes it so strange that it was MY idea to do so in the first place…lol.
I was the only one who didn’t notice that night that I was doing something totally out of character, and something that my body shouldn’t have been in the physical shape to do anyway. I KNOW that these things are all related to the ‘changing of our bodies,’ and that is why I am sharing them with you. That is also why I say that YOU are the PROOF, and I am the PROOF. Our bodies changing is His manifested PROOF of what He is trying to tell all mankind: He came to give us Life and Life abundantly!
I don’t understand all this, but I know it’s happening to me. I know its real, but at this point, only those who are also hearing and receiving this same Message from Him will understand the significance of what we are sharing. The world may not see our experiences as meaning much, or the changes we are talking about as being from Father, but I know, and you know (because we know our bodies), that there is no other explanation for these unnatural occurrences. Our bodies are being changed right NOW, and will continue to change until they are formed exactly the way Father designed them. Nobody can convince me otherwise.
Oh yeah, I’m in a battle. Things are coming at my mind and my body constantly, but time and again, Christ beats down these thoughts and beats out sickness, and swallows up death in my body… and it IS changing, with no effort of my own, but all through the power of His indwelling Christ. Hallelujah!
Linda I believe you and agree with you that our spirit and soul are NOW united. And that Father is presently bringing our bodies into oneness or into line with our united spirits and souls. This is exactly what He has been progressively enlightening me to since this spring when He first began to give me understanding of what was taking place with my body. Though I lack full understanding, I know this is Truth. He is causing our bodies to NOW line up with His Truth that we have been receiving into our souls for the past several years. And of course, His Truth is that His Life/Christ is permeating us spirit and soul, and NOW body… overcoming all things…even stopping and reversing the effects of death in our physical bodies!
The first of June Father gave me a series of natural signs that pointed to this very thing. I didn’t know that at the time, but I see it now. I don’t know the whole significance of what He showed to me, but I do know that it has to do with this revelation of our spirit and soul being united. I believe that we came to some significant place in His whole scheme of things or Plan this spring. I will share more of this in another letter. As we talk about these things, I am gaining more understanding and Father is making connections between what you are sharing and what He has been saying to me. I love it when He does that! Love you sis, Lorraine
Then another email, between Lorraine and me:
This is all simply blowing my mind. Even though I have known and believed these things were to occur, the actual evidence of this manifestation is overwhelming me completely.
You said: “I definitely believe it IS the changing of the body!! DEFINITELY!!! Remember when I said, “in a moment, in the twinkling of the eye?” And how Father had shown me that it is “in the ATOMS, in jerking of the eye (focus)”, the atoms in our body will change. I have never believed it would be, like, one day we wake up and the body is completely changed. This is ONE reason, that those who have seen physical death, CANNOT be manifested sons. The manifested son, MUST swallow up, death.”
What you say here is what I believe must be happening. It IS as if the very ‘atoms’ of our bodies ARE CHANGING. I have few words to explain what’s happening, but there can be no mistake that something unnatural is taking place. These changes are happening in my body with NO EFFORT whatsoever being put forth. There is simply NO natural explanation for why my body would be making these changes, other than that Christ is arising and beginning to swallow up death.
You said: “We HAVE manifested and ARE the Son, but, to move into Fatherhood Consciousness, this body of sons Must beat out death. And I believe it is areas at a time, beginning with the atoms of our body. “
It is amazing that each one of us is experiencing change; but the changes that are occurring are different with each one us, and are affecting different parts of each body. The parts being affected (at this time) vary from one to the other. The terms ‘swallow up death,’ and ‘beat out death,’ are powerful terms. I can’t tell how much my spirit jumps when I hear them.
You said: “It’s, with me, like that article you sent me about the “overriding power.” I’ve had 3 strokes in one yr! The first one, my left arm was like a dead piece of meat, just dangling. At first, I was scared, for about 5-10 minutes and that Voice (thought) came through so clearly, “This is MY body and nothing can take it.” It happened at 3-4 in the morning, and after that first 10 minutes and hearing that voice, the fear left, and I went back to bed. The next morning I went to the hospital, on the insistence of my sister, Karen. Her and the Drs, were SO mad at me for waiting as long as I did. (Actually I just thought, “well, it has happened, there’s nothing they can do about it anyway). BUT, 2 wks later, it was like it never happened. The 2nd stroke, I knew nothing about! The 3rd stroke paralyzed the right side of my face and mouth. BAD!! There was NO fear this time. And in 2-3 days it was gone. And THEN you sent that “overriding power” article.”
Every time I hear you tell this testimony I am overwhelmed at this tremendous proof of the Father’s overriding power of Christ working within each one of us defeating all that is trying to die, but cannot.
It is true that a great part of the battle and process in which death is being swallowed up within us is found in the overcoming of ‘fear’. Fear tries to rule our hearts and minds instead of Father’s peace and assurance, and fear is a powerful adversary. A year or so ago the Father told me that a simple explanation or a summing up of what He is doing within us is that Christ is delivering us or causing us to overcome fear. I pondered this thought for a long time, and still do.
What came to mind is Hebrews 2:15 – “And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” Also, I am reminded that ‘fear’ came into the picture or into mans life after he ate from the wrong tree. Gen 2:9–10 – “And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him Where are thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid…”
You said: “It is truly my belief, that stuff (strokes, heart attacks, etc) can come upon us, BUT that OVERRIDING POWER will not allow it to EFFECT this body.“
This spring the Father spoke some powerful things to my heart that have to do with your statement above. He used the things I was experiencing at the time to bring further understanding.
I got a cold in February, and in June I was still battling this same cold. It was the strangest bout with a cold I ever had. It would come upon me very strong for a couple days and I would feel really sick, then it would slack off and start going the other way. It would keep getting better and better, and just when I thought it was completely gone, it would come back on me really strong again… just like at the first. This cycle repeated itself over and over again until sometime in June. It was very perplexing because I have never experienced a cold this way or this long my whole life.
All spring there was an outbreak of pneumonia and bronchitis going around in our area. The hospitals were full of people who were deathly ill with this viral infection. Those around me kept urging me to go to the doctor, and telling me that I probably had this pneumonia or bronchitis, too. I was really stubborn about this and refused to listen to their advice. Some would even hint that there might be a more serious illness going on within me.
For 4 months this cold cycle continued with me, and through all that time my ears kept hearing two different reports: what family and friends were warning of and concerned about… and Father’s peace and assurance in my heart.
In June (with this cold still tormenting me) the Father spoke to me about the whole thing. He used this ‘on and off cold’ to describe for me what was taking place within us.
He said that His Life/His Christ is NOW flowing through our veins. Those things that are in the world, that bring sickness, death, etc… are attempting to grab hold of us just like they have always been able to in the past, and just like they still do with others. But, the moment they come, and try to attach themselves to us, His Life/His Christ within us begins to kill them, suffocate them, cut them off. They begin to die the moment they come because they are met at the door by His Life/His Christ flowing through our veins. They cannot thrive, but begin to die immediately.
He told me that this cold ‘coming and going’ for 4 months is a sign of this taking place within us. The power of His Christ is overriding the power of sickness, disease, and death within us. In June Father also used these words “the overriding power of His Christ within us” to describe to me these things that are taking place within and without our bodies. Then, on July 21, I heard this same ‘overriding power of His Christ’ spoken of in that article by Shirley Lise. Needless to say, faith exploded in my heart to hear Him confirm this message.
He also told me that eventually no sickness or disease will be able to come near us at all. So, I had the sense that we are in a process here… until as you say, ‘death is beat out of us’, or ‘death is swallowed up’ completely within us. The moment Father told me all of these things that cold cleared up and went completely away.
You said: “I do believe it is the changing of the body. I truly do. (I do wish Father would do the weight thing with ME, though lol !!) I have always been between 120-135. I am up to 150, and don’t know why, but, it isn’t affecting anything, so maybe it was to do a work on the pride thing!! Whatever He does, and however He does it, is OK with me. I’m so glad that you shared with me what all is taking place there. There isn’t a whole lot of believing here, about the changing of the body, some are living it, others just want proof. But, like I tell anyone who mentions PROOF, I just tell them “I don’t have any, maybe IF you’re around the next 100-150 yrs, you MIGHT believe it’s happening, OR maybe He will lead YOU to believe and experience it yourself”. What else can you tell them? I do know one thing, the FRUITS are manifesting, (in me), peace, nothing really seems to bother me anymore, joy, how can that not enlarge when peace is there and love, I’m loving more people than ever before. Some I have to love from a distance, but, it’s there. Yes I would definitely say that Father is showing HIMSELF more everyday. So, Father bless you and the others there. It’s seems to be getting easier. Love you, Linda
You know, I am thinking that all those who are experiencing this ‘overriding power of His indwelling Christ’ are even right NOW (and will become even more so as each day goes by) Father’s living, breathing, walking, talking signs/proof to the rest of the world of the True Gospel of Jesus Christ; Life and Life abundantly! I am thinking that WE ARE HIS PROOF (and unknown numerous others spread across this earth) that Christ is risen and come again. I don’t mean that we are special in any way, but simply the firstfruits of those who are believing and receiving of the Fullness of Father’s inheritance to all mankind. I am thinking that His Firstfruits are His sign or manifested proof to the rest of mankind that Life IS mankind’s inheritance.
So, when people ask you for proof, tell them that YOU are Father’s proof, that your very life is HIS proof that Christ has overcome this world, and even death. Love you sis, Lorraine
Another email from Lorraine:
I must not leave you hangin’ on the rest of the things that have happened since spring. lol I asked the Father for help in putting all these things into context. Hang on… here we go… again… All this began with a series of 3 words that Father spoke to me; April 26, May 15, and May 25th. I will send these words to you if you want them.
Exactly 7 days after the May 25th word I began to experience a series of strange occurrences. Father used these occurrences to show me that something had changed and was now different in our lives. Though I still don’t understand all of what He means, I know that nothing is the same as it was before this date.
I awoke at 6am the morning of June 1st to go to the bathroom. Outside my bathroom window, on our back lawn, is an apple tree, and as I gazed half asleep at it, the words of Matthew 13:31,32 kept going through my mind. I went back to bed and never thought of this again until later in the morning.
Around 9am that same morning while in our bathroom again, I glanced out the window and what I saw stopped me in my tracks. A robin was perched on the uppermost highest point of this apple tree. I have never seen any bird, in the whole 15 yrs I’ve lived here, sit at the top of this tree. The top part of this particular tree is very flimsey and isn’t thick enough to support much weight. Yet, this bird was sitting there like it was the most natural and comfortable place in the world to sit.
As I stared out the window at it, Matt 13:31, 32 came back to my mind. I knew the Father was telling me something, so I went and grabbed my Bible.
Matthew 13:31–32 – “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The Kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field. Which indeed is the least of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.”
I read these 2 verses and recognized that it was no coincidence that they spoke of a ‘tree’ and ‘birds’, but I never sat down to seek Him for further understanding until a few days later. On June 4th I came into the realization that the Father was telling me that we are now full grown trees.
I called my mom and told her about the Scriptures, the tree, and the bird. As we were discussing this I could see blossoms flying past the kitchen window. It was a really windy day, and this apple tree was shedding its blossoms. After hanging up I went back in the bathroom and looked out at the tree again. I couldn’t believe it! The tree was full of birds. They were all through its branches. I opened the window so I could see clearer, and one bird was plucking and eating the blossoms that hadn’t blown off yet. Immediately I knew that Father was behind this happening because Matt 13:31–32 speaks of this very thing… birds in the branches. He was quickly confirming to me His message that we are now ‘full-grown trees’. I didn’t know what this meant, but I was very excited about it…lol.
As I pondered all of this, Father began to bring some understanding of His meaning. Growing into a full-grown tree had something to do with our ‘yielding’ to Him. He was telling me that being a full-grown tree meant that we are NOW fully yielded or submitted to Christ. He explained the yielding to me this way:
In the beginning of our yielding to His Spirit within us we fought Him every step of the way. Every new idea that He would bring to us, would set off a major conflict within our hearts and minds. Everything He was teaching us was so contradictory to what our traditions had taught us, that our minds went into a tailspin every time He brought another Truth to Light. But, over time we gradually stopped fighting the Spirit’s process of renewing our minds, and learned to submit to His process. Now our minds have accepted the fact that our traditional way of thinking is false and carnal. We are no longer offended when His Spirit destroys our favorite fairytales, and we no longer try to hinder Him by trying to hang onto them. Now we want to be free from our wrong thinking as much as He wants us to be free.
This is the meaning of repentance: “think differently or afterwards” In a sense, change our opinion. The NT word ‘glory’ means “an opinion”, and is taken from the base of a word meaning “to think”. Of course we know that God’s opinion/glory/thinking is the only right one, and only one worth possessing. I believe this is why His Word admonishes us to be transformed through the renewing of our minds.
So, basically Father is telling us that we have now fully yielded to Him changing our way of thinking. We have repented by allowing Him to change our false opinions to His right opinions. Everyone has thought falsely and needs to repent; begin thinking His thoughts. Everyone has had the wrong opinion and needs to repent, receive His glory/opinion. Every time we read the word “repent” we can know that the Father is wanting us to think differently, and that this different thinking is gaining His right opinion, or His glory.
Over the summer the Father continued to show forth signs and tell me things that I never heard before, and didn’t really understand. A thought would flash here, then another one there, etc… but the past week or so I have began to see things in a clearer way than I have before. I don’t understand very much, but a few of the pieces are coming together.
Before the next sign that He used to get and keep my attention Father gave me a word speaking of “the overriding power of His indwelling Christ”. This was June 13th and right in the middle of my body beginning to slim down and change without me dropping one ounce of weight.
Then on June 15th, exactly 2 weeks from seeing the strange bird on top of the tree, I looked out the window and there was a bird perched in the exact same place as the one on June 1st. I couldn’t believe it. It was strange enough the first time, but to see it again just blew my mind. I timed it, and that bird sat there for exactly 5 minutes. I got one of my daughters to come and witness this strange thing, because I thought that no one would believe me without a witness… lol. Before the day was through this bird (or a series of different birds) had come and landed there so many times that I lost count. Every time it was the exact same spot; the uppermost point of that same apple tree.
This happened 3 days before our car accident. Remember that I told you that at the accident I kept thinking ‘this isn’t what Father has been saying to me’? Well, what He had been telling me since June 15th was that “the process of death has stopped within us”, and that this is also connected with His meaning of Christ now being fully formed within us, or the tree full grown. Imagine my surprise to experience an airbag in the face after receiving that message…l ol. Now you can understand why I knew that I didn’t need to see a doctor.
With this statement “the process of death has stopped within you”, the Father told me that “Life now courses through our veins”, and this is why sickness and disease can no longer attach itself to us. It tries to, but every time it comes the power of Life, which is Christ, overcomes it, kills it.
To make this shorter I will just tell you that for the rest of the summer, every day, there were birds perched on the top of something (once in awhile on that tree again too) in and around our yard. Not just on things… but on the highest point of these things whether it be a tree, a pole, the house, out buildings, fence posts, etc… always on the very top. There wasn’t a day went by that I wouldn’t turn my head and there one would be. I knew it was Father behind this strange phenomenon, but I didn’t understand all He was meaning. Still don’t, but He is helping me with that gradually.
He showed me the significance of why these birds were perching on the highest point. From this height they have unlimited view or sight of everything as far as the eye can see. They are no longer hindered by obstacles on the ground, but from this height can see in every direction. Earthly obstacles can no longer block their line of sight!
Remember that I also had all those weird body things going on during June and July like the accident, the heart thingie, and Him supernaturally putting my body in shape. Plus, I had Father speaking many new things to my heart and mind. The tree fully grown symbolizes “Christ fully formed in us”, and Father is saying that this is where we are right now in His whole scheme of things… in His process of perfecting or completing, or bringing us back to Life. I believe this simply means we have now yielded or submitted fully to His Christ. This doesn’t mean we are fully changed, but are now fully submitted to His process of transformation, which is working within us by and through the ‘overriding power of His indwelling Christ’.
He told me that what we have called “7 years of tribulation,” is really Him describing His process of bringing us back to Life. This 7 years is not literal years, but refers to His “complete process,” or the period of time it takes for Him to bring each individual to perfection or Life. The troubles or sorrows of these “7 years” is not speaking of world events, but is describing the many aspects of dealings that are allotted to each one of us in order to bring us to His place of perfection, completion, or Full Life. The literal number of years this perfecting process takes varies with each individual, because every individual requires different and multiple levels of dealings to bring them into full submission unto Christ.
He told me that the majority of the Book of Revelation is describing the refining processes that are going on within man right now (and will continue) in order to bring each one into perfection, or fullness of Life… and that we, and many others like us, are His manifested first-fruits or examples of what happens to man when they yield and submit fully to Christ. Life happens. Revelation does not speak of the end of time, but the end of death. Revelation assures us of a New Beginning where every person will eventually receive a new heavens (mind), and a new earth (body). This is His Promise to all mankind, and His first-fruits are the manifestation of His Promise, who will display to all men the Fullness of Life that God has promised to all. We are simply the first ones who will manifest His Life fully; spirit, soul, and body, with multitudes to follow until eventually all mankind is restored to His original intention – Life. In a sense, His first-fruits are a tithe given to the rest of mankind to display for them what Life and Life abundantly looks like.
His first-fruits are presently singing and will continue to sing His new song: which is the true Message of the Gospel, the Good News; which is Father has come to give us Life and Life abundantly. That death is defeated, and Life is His inheritance for all mankind. This is also His Trumpet Call, which is already going forth into the earth, calling all men to return to their God and receive His Life. His first-fruits are also His trumpeters of this Message, this Good News. They are His messengers who have received His Good News from the ‘highest point’ of the heavens (mind of God) and speak His Message to all the ends of the earth, until every man, woman, and child has heard it, and received this Message and Life for themselves.
I have to tell you another unnatural thing that took place starting on July 1st. Remember that I told you that all the blossoms blew off my apple tree on June 1st? Well, from then to July 1st, one full month, this tree filled up with tons of little green apples. The tree was so full that the branches were sagging under the weight. There were so many little apples that the tree couldn’t hold them all, and hundreds of them fell off to the ground.
Then on July 1st (exactly 1 month after the 1st weird occurrence) my husband and I both noticed that this apple tree was growing bunches of new blossoms. They weren’t covering the whole tree (like the spring blossoming), but there was a bunch here and a bunch there spread out all over the tree. We have never heard of or seen an apple tree blossom twice, and it was especially odd to see blossoms and fruit on the tree at the same time. Not only was it re-blossoming, but many leaves were turning fall colors (dying) and falling off, and the tree was growing new ones at the same time. It was like three different seasons were taking place with this tree all at the same time; spring, summer, and fall. It was the strangest thing. (If you gain any insight into His meaning of these strange happenings please share with me.) Anyway, this strange tree phenomenon continued for over two weeks before it finally stopped. Everyday there would be new clusters of blossoms, old leaves dying and falling off, and new ones growing on. Plus fruit maturing at the same time. I’ve never seen anything like it before.
The whole time these things were happening, the bird things were also happening, and the body changes and testings also. Plus Father was speaking the most tremendous things to my heart. So, I definitely knew that something big was going on, and that the Father was desiring to open our hearts, and minds, and bodies wide open to it.
He wants us to know, intimately and experientially, the absoluteness of His Sovereignty and Plan of Life for all mankind. He wants to let us know that the manifestation of His Sovereignty and His Great Plan is coming forth in our lives right now. That His Sovereignty and His Great Plan is brought about through the overriding power of His indwelling Christ and that this overriding power of His indwelling Christ is the inheritance of all mankind. Overriding what? Death in every part of us; spirit, soul, and body! We are not only His Living Proof of Christ’ power to overcome all things, including death, but we are His messengers as well. We are His living, breathing, walking, talking testimonies and manifestations of God’s desire, power, and ability to awaken and quicken all mankind to Life. This is His true meaning of Salvation/Life, and Christ is His power to bring forth full salvation or deliverance from death.
Remember how Father told you that we are His saviours. The religious minded will take offense to this saying because they don’t understand what the Father means by ‘salvation’. But, all He simply means is that we are the first-fruits of those He has fully delivered, or preserved, or kept from death. We are His first-fruits redeemed from the earth, but certainly not His last. We are only His first batch to manifest His New Beginning for all mankind. We are His living proof that Life and Life abundantly is every man’s inheritance.
Back to the story… on July 21st right after I took my 2 1/2 mile jaunt like it was nothing, Shirley Lise’s word about the “overriding power of His indwelling Christ” came into my email. This was over a month after Father had spoken this same phrase to me. I am telling you all of these things because I know that they are Father’s signs and proofs of what the He is speaking to all of us, and that all these things are happening to us RIGHT NOW. (I know the dates when all these things happened because I recorded them in a notebook).
I got really excited when I began to glimpse some more things just the past couple days. I began to see that LIFE is the Seed that has been planted within each person (Matt 13:31,32) and that Christ/Spirit is the power which Father uses to quicken us or resurrect us fully to LIFE. Another way to say it: Christ/Spirit is Father’s ‘overriding power’ within each person whose whole purpose is to bring His Seed of Life to full maturity. The full grown ‘tree’ signifies Life being fully formed, or brought to maturity! So, the Father has been saying to me since the first of June that some part of us has now become ‘full grown’, fully resurrected, or brought fully to Life.
You have been saying for several weeks that our spirit and our soul are now united. All of a sudden Father made the connection to me. Different terminology, but the same message. The part of us that has now been fully restored to LIFE, or has become a full grown tree is our soul.
What has been restored fully to Life is our souls (mind, will, and emotions). Meaning that our souls (mind, will, and emotions) have now fully yielded or submitted to His Christ/Spirit within us. This means that His Spirit/Christ and our soul are now united; they are one. Our spirit and soul united as one: meaning that our souls are no longer separated from the Life of God. Our souls have now been restored to or united with Life. Our souls have been brought back to Life, or quickened, or resurrected through the power of His Christ/Spirit within us. (These thoughts have been stirring around inside of me, but this is the first time I have tried to put them into words…so please bear with me)
Death speaks of separation, not unity. Before we began yielding or submitting our soul to His Christ/Spirit within us, our souls were ‘dead’ or separated from the Seed of Life planted within us. Neither were our souls dependent upon the overriding, overcoming power of Father’s indwelling Christ/Spirit. Therefore our souls AND bodies continued to die.
Our souls were united with, submitted to, and dependent upon the serpents/carnal mind, will, and emotions, and its false illusion of power. Therefore, though God’s Seed of Life was planted within us, we remained separated from His power (Christ/Spirit) which causes His Life to grow until it becomes a full grown tree in both our souls and our bodies. For this reason men have continued to die even though Life and Resurrection Power was given freely to us 2000 years ago.
Another way to say it: A separated/dead soul results in a physical body that also dies or separates completely from Life. A soul united to Christ/Spirit is no longer separated or dead, but united to God’s Life planted within them. A soul united to Christ/Spirit results in a physical body that also begins to live or resurrect. A soul united to spirit is brought into subjection to Christ. Therefore Life begins reigning and ruling in this soul’s body, instead of death. And through the overriding, overcoming power of His indwelling Christ/Spirit… Father’s Seed of Life begins to grow until all death is completely defeated both soul and body.
We have failed to grasp that what our soul submits to or is united with determines the condition of our body; whether it is presently living or presently dying. When Father says that we are now full grown trees, He is saying that our souls are now in subjection to or united with His Christ/Spirit… Who is His power and Way of Life. In turn, our bodies are also being brought into subjection to His Christ/Spirit. This is why our bodies are beginning to experience changes.
I can now see why the Father had me experience these body changes at the same time He was showing me strange signs, and putting me through various testings. He was making a connection between all of these things in my heart and my mind. It wasn’t until I began writing them all down together that I began to see their connection with each other in a clearer way.
In the past our minds were darkened to the Father’s Great Plan for the redemption of all mankind because our souls were dead, separated from His Life and the Truth of His Word, but no longer. Now we can see the Scepter of His Life extended as a Gift to all mankind, because we have reached out and grabbed hold of this Gift for ourselves. And we are convinced that this Gift is offered to all mankind. This has always been Father’s Great Plan, but only those whose souls have been awakened to and united with Life at this point in time, can and will understand and embrace this message as Truth. Separated souls cannot see, nor understand, what they have not yet experienced for themselves. But, we are convinced that each person, in his own order, shall be brought low in subjection unto Christ, so as to be lifted up into the heavenlies to partake of Father’s Wonderful Gift of His Tree of Life.
The Word tells us that Father’s Life in the absolute sense will be brought forth and manifested in an end-time generation upon this earth. The early church knew and taught that this generation wouldn’t come until sometime in the future. A time after a ‘great falling away’ of believers would happen. The meaning of this ‘apostasy’ is that all those who profess to be Christians, would fall away from His Truth. They would claim to be submitted to Christ, but would actually be submitted to death. These ones would only be giving lip service to God’s Word of Life while denying that His Christ already defeated death. This ‘falling away’ has been taking place for centuries and is now coming to a close. Father is opening our eyes to His Truth, and awakening our hearts, minds, and bodies to His Life, because OURS is the end-time generation that is to know and experience His Life and Life abundantly. We are the generation who will witness and experience all things consummated in Christ, until God becomes all in all, and Life reigns supreme upon this earth and in all mankind.
Whew! That’s a lot of talking,’ but I think I’ve covered most of the signs and things the Father has spoken to me and showed me the past couple months. This all excites me terribly. And I can’t wait for you to add more thoughts to all of this. Latergator… Love ya, Lorraine
I hope that you all are excited as we are. Seek Father and let Him show you what He is doing now. There will be much more of this subject, and things people are experiencing, and in their own words, what Father is showing them.
We must keep letting the Truths of Father ENGULF us, and that is, that Father has had this perfect body planned since before the foundation of the world, He sees that Body NOW and is waiting for us to see it. The best thing to do, unless He leads you differently, is to just meditate on the fact that you are a Spirit being, that’s the real you. And that that being, has EVERYTHING of God, because it is God who is living this life that we have called ours. IF you have everything, what could you possibly need to come against illness etc? That knowing will produce after its own kind, which means, perfection in Spirit, Soul and Body.
Before Father revealed to us (lately) that the Spirit and Soul ARE re-united, we blamed Eve (our soul) for everything that we considered not Godly. So, the body, having no mind of its own, followed whichever was the stronger, the Spirit or the Soul . Our beliefs went along with the Soul; reach a certain age, death steps in and it’s downhill from there on. NOW, He has told us that this reuniting of the Spirit and Soul makes them equal. (remember the soul was a HELPMATE to Adam or the Spirit. But now back together, they will produce after their kind, LIFE, and since the Spirit and the Soul are now one life, reunited, the body will follow and not see death IF we believe and keep reminding ourselves of this truth until it is rooted, once rooted, the body will start showing signs of being renewed.
This email is from a different Lorraine. This is Lorraine Devlin. She is the lady that puts the studies into book form, and beautifully, I might add. Lorraine lives in New Mexico. This is what she has to say, on the subject of the changing of the body.
Another E-Mail From Lorraine:
Sorry I haven’t talked with you in a while but I have been pretty busy with my crafts, filling orders and designing my craft book and Father had to deal with me in a few areas but as always lessons learned. Was so very glad to hear Tammy is finally going to Teen Challenge and I know all will be well. I can’t remember the woman’s name (this would be the other Lorraine, from Canada) that told her story about the car accident and how she believed she was okay in an email the other day. It brought back a memory to me from about 8 to 10 years ago.
I was bitten by a brown recluse spider (I didn’t know that at the time nor was I walking in Father’s truth, I had just come out of the church system and was waiting on Father). Anyway, one day I noticed a little red bump on my arm and it was kind of itchy but each day it got worst and worst. It grew very large and was oozing. I remember the peace I had about it, knowing I just had to keep using an antibacterial wash, which I did several times a day. But everyone who saw it gasped and told me I should go to the emergency room because being bitten by a brown recluse spider could cause me to lose my arm. To make a long story short, I never saw a doctor because the peace I had in my spirit was so strong that fear never entered in. I now have quite a large scar on my arm and every time I look at it, I smile and remember how Father implanted such a trust and belief in Him.
About a year after that incident, Father brought my husband and I into His truth. I believe that is why I had no problems believing that this body does not belong to us, to me it is no different from wearing a dress or a suit, it’s a covering we must have in this world, you are not that dress or suit nor are you this natural body. Father gave us life and the only life we have is His and His life is eternal, no sickness, no pain, and no death. It does take a discipline to walk in that life, we mush remember WHO WE ARE and WHERE WE LIVE.
Another thing that I see that Father showed me was how I pray. I use to have a really hard time when people would ask me to pray for a healing, because I knew they were already healed or should I say, in perfect health but didn’t know it. Now I pray that Father would reveal Himself in such a way that it would shake the very core of their being and set them free from there erroneous beliefs.
I am so glad the Body of Christ is coming into this truth. What a glorious day!!
Well Linda, I’m sure your eyes are getting tired by now but just wanted to take time and share with you. The books ordered will be going out this week. Also, is “Things I learned in Romans” finished? My love to Tammy. As always, Love Ya! Lorraine
This is a portion of another email from a sister in Canada. (I will, later, pass on the entire email, as Father leads):
2-3 years ago I had a vision of what I can only describe as a blood transfusion, changing my blood to molten gold coursing through my veins. I understand now it’s HIM, HIS life Manifest within! He’s always been there like some dormant virus waiting to take over. I do not believe in these things that to the ‘natural eye’, hold us hostage to death.
I will no longer be ‘death’s willing captive. I will not die. I don’t have to so there, LOL!
The true GOOD NEWS!
After reading your & Lorraine‘s email and talking with Lorraine today on the phone I felt Awesome, and my faith soared. Then not an hour later I felt like I was going to die, LOL! This matter is not to the natural mind settled. But, our natural bodies still struggle, fight, pout, and die, but our Spirit bodies do NOT!!
It’s funny. My mindset has already changed without me even realizing it. My mother and I were speaking the other day, and she; talking in frustration about living in the ‘fog bank’ where they currently live; made the statement that “Life is too short”…I realized as soon as she spoke the words that I do not believe that anymore…
And yet, another email from Tony den Hartog, a minister of Present Day truth. Many of you may already know Tony.
In a message dated 9/17/2004 6:40:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
Hello Lorraine and sister Linda.
This may seem very strange indeed, but what you have shared as to the changing of our physical sense of body, my wife and I seem to go through the same process. Once a month we have a cleaning lady who helps Martha (my wife) with the house cleaning, for doing it alone makes her extremely tired. She is now 66 in linear time and I am 71. She works together with the cleaning lady to keep cost to a minimum. This time when they were half way she had to sit down as her body did not function any more to complete the job. She sat down and meditated on the Word. “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings of an eagle, they shall not be weary and they shall not faint” As she was sitting quietly in her chair, a glow of warm substance began to come over her whole body. She got up, took her cleaning material and for 3 hours worked like a trooper and was not ever tired when she finished. As for me and my body, I also have dramatically improved in energy and am able to do things what I was no longer able to do. I used to have high blood pressure and heart palpitations, like you had, (like Lorraine, from Canada) very uncomfortable. But that is all gone, I am obtaining salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ, for my whole man, spirit, soul and body is being renewed and again connected to the tree of Life, the inner Christ, it is wonderful…. Tony
I will be including more emails with each part of this sharing.
I have always taught that which ever is stronger, in us, the Spirit or the Soul that which we listen to the most, is the one that the body follows. This WAS when we didn’t know that the soul and spirit were united. Our body followed all the negative thoughts and words that we THOUGHT the soul was saying,, which was death; and the one we listened to the most, so naturally, the body was attached to death. Oh this is great!!! And to show US just how strong our imagination has been, Father reveals to us that the soul was reunited to the spirit from the time of the cross. But, like Eve in the garden, our imagination told us that we needed SOMEONE ELSE to blame for our shortcomings. Once we were taught that the soul was alienated from the Spirit, that was all we needed, and we BELIEVED it. “what a man thinketh (believeth) in his heart (mind) so is he,“ so that teaching gave us a perfect excuse for NOT following the Spirit. All the thoughts or being unworthy, rotten to the core, etc, was TEACHINGS that we rec’d and believed, while all the time (since the cross) the soul WAS WITH HER MATE!!! Of course, Father has forgiven us for not using the discernment that He furnished us with, He is so good to us.
When Father started showing me about ALL the bible WAS NOT inspired by Him, I have really discovered some amazing things. Like HE put us through all the TESTINGS and PUNISHMENTS, is a figment of our imagination. That was the way the God in the OT worked, because He took revenge on the people for not accepting His Son. Once Jerusalem was destroyed in 70ad, that revenge ended. Jesus’ death and resurrection ended ALL revenge and punishment. What really opened my eyes to this was where it says, “God’s anger is revealed from heaven”. When I started thinking about “heaven” , I said well that’s our mind, and then He showed me that what we have THOUGHT was His anger, was really, us reaping what our “religious” thoughts and the seed of the thought was brought upon us, NOT GOD!! Once we get our heavens straightened out, then ALL the promises begin to manifest because that is what we EXPECT!! I have said “I’m sorry” to Father a million times for all the blame I’ve put on Him, and even taught. It hurts to think of it. But, bless His name He is so quick to forgive us, and knowing that, how could we EVER have thought that all the “bad” was brought on us by Him. The carnal mind has really been a strong ENEMY!! I guess that’s why it is called, “SATAN”!! I will be talking about this as we go along. Those that are ready to receive this truth, will REALLY begin to see things happening in their body!! Hallelujah!!! Our God Reigns, as US!!
I want to talk a little bit about “missing the mark”. We have, in actuality, been missing the mark by UNBELIEF in Father’s truths. What He says is available NOW, we have kept putting off until… We have been told by Paul, who is our REAL IDENTITY, but, we have felt to say that I AM living the life of Christ, or Father, is stealing glory from Father. IF and WHEN we are ashamed to PROCLAIM WHO we are, we ARE “missing the mark”. ALL that He IS and HAS is in US, NOW. This IS HIS LIFE, and not ours. The sooner we allow the understanding of this to take root, the sooner we will SEE that there is NOT ONE NEED, because the SUPPLIER of ANY need is WITHIN US. When we allow HIS CONSCIOUSNESS to rise within, then, we do not see “us and Him”, folks, it is ALL HIM NOW!!! When Jesus died and resurrected He took the identity of the OLD MAN, HUMANNESS, to the cross with Him and we resurrected a new created being. That being is Spirit, living in a flesh body. It’s as simple as that IF ONLY WE BELIEVE IT, THEN it manifests in this natural world, changing it to HIS WORLD. As it is now, we are learning that, “we are in the world, but NOT A PART OF IT”!! The only death we have to see, is death to carnal thinking. Because we NOW have the Mind of Christ. That Divine Mind will come forth as we listen, believe and do as Father speaks to His Body.
LET ME BE CLEAR ON THIS: NO, WE ARE NOT MANIFESTING FATHER, FULLY YET. ALL IS WITHIN US TO MANIFEST, BUT WE MUST BELIEVE WHO WE ARE, FOR AS SO MANY SAY, “MAN CAN DO NOTHING”. BUT WE ARE NOT MAN!!! BELIEF AND WALKING INTO WHAT IS HIS REALITY, IS WHAT IS BEING DONE NOW, BY SOME. PRAISE HIS NAME!!
Have you ever wondered how we are to minister to God? Well, think of it, when we minister to and get ministered to from the Spirit, and this is HIS LIFE, then who are we ministering too, when we minister to ourselves? HIM!!! I have said, time and again, if we are believing we are man, then we reap what man attracts; disease, illness and death. When we KNOW we are Spirit, we attract that, that is Spirit. And that, my friend is LIFE. Once we KNOW who we are, we become manifestly aware of that OVERRIDING POWER within!! And only then. Do you realize that to BELIEVE is to BE, and to LIVE, and to BE LIFE to others. Folks, our THOUGHTS MUST CHANGE to HIS THOUGHTS!!
I want to look at something that Lorraine (from Canada) brought up… the Seals, in the Book of Revelation. One thing we must always keep in mind, is that EVERYTHING in the bible, IS WITHIN US. If you remember, in our study of Revelation, we found that it WAS NOT the revealing of Jesus. The very first sentence told us:
Rev.1:1, “The revelation OF Jesus…”
Remember that the word “of” means, “out from within”, this revelation, the whole book, is out from within Jesus. He IS doing the revealing. And 1:13 tells us who Jesus is revealing.
Rev.1:13, “And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man…”
That “one like unto” is His firstfruits, US!!! And ALL that is written in this book, IS WITHIN US or HAS BEEN WITHIN US. In the next part, I will begin on the sharing of the Seals. I would like to share with you, words from another. Father is showing MANY, the fact that we are in the place in Father, to either take what He has given us, or see death and wait to be resurrected into different bodies. And remember, this will happen to each man, in his rank and order. We will also get into this in part 4.
A quote from Bro. Alan McSavage:
PRACTICING THE PRESENCE OF CHRIST PART SIX
BY: ALAN MCSAVAGE
“…whatever a man sows, this he will also reap!”
Gal 6:7-8 “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life”
Matt 18:18 “Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”
Matt 7:1-2 “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.”
Isaac Newton stated clearly that “Every action has an equal, and opposite, reaction.”
And Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “Every act rewards itself.” and “There is always some leveling circumstance that puts down the overbearing.”
Whatever you do to another, so it shall be done unto you; whatever you bind will bind you; but whatever you set free will set you free; All life flows out from the center of your being, and all outward circumstances are governed and controlled by this inner law, “whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.”
The Law is very simple; “For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” You may ask; What is meant by “Sowing to the flesh?” What is meant by: “Sowing to the Spirit?”
Let me answer by asking you another question: “Do you place power in the flesh or in the effect, or do you place power in the indwelling Christ?”
For example, as you look at world conditions today, as reflected in the media reports of worldwide terrorism, global warming, rising gas prices, the U. S.A. on high alert, Troops fighting door to door, street by street in Iraq, sky marshals, armed guards at the major airports, ask yourself if you are fearing the power of men.
If you are fearing the power of men, you are sowing to the flesh and will reap corruption. On the other hand, if you are placing your faith or confidence in man, or if you have any belief that there is a man or a group of men who can save this world, you are likewise sowing to the flesh because putting faith in man has raised up in fact, the greatest betrayers of mankind. Remember that every man, who has ever betrayed anyone was able to do so only because he was placed in a position of power by the people themselves, the people whose confidence he had first gained.
A person must first be given power before he can betray power.
Lord Acton, in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, 1887. ‘Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men’.
Whether we are thinking in terms of national or international affairs or merely our own personal affairs, it all comes down to the fear of what mortal man can do to us, or what effect human circumstances or conditions can have upon us, or what faith we may have that there is a man or group of men or even a coalition of nations who can save us individually or save the world collectively. The effect in either case would be the effect of sowing to the flesh and thereby reaping corruption.
To begin to understand that there is an invisible Law operating – the divine Law of “whatever a man sows, this he will also reap” – and that that Law is operating in our consciousness would tend to stop one’s fears because it immediately gives assurance that evil, in and of itself, cannot stand. The very moment that we withdraw power from idols, demons and devils, the minute we withdraw power from men or organizations and place that power in Christ, we automatically and instantly release ourselves from any evil men or what conditions can do to us.
This does not mean that we are able to release the world from evil immediately. No, first we release ourselves, and then, in proportion as we are released, do we bring release to those who come within range of out conscious thoughts.
THERE IS NO POWER IN THE VISIBLE
The Bible tells us that ten righteous men can save a city, so too, a very small group of individuals who no longer place their confidence in a political party or in some political candidate can change the entire results of an election. That does not mean that they necessarily will elect the particular candidate of their chosen party, but it does mean that those candidates nearest to the level of spiritual integrity will be elected. This would come about only as those who are able to give up faith and confidence in any man or party and realize that there is no power in what they can see, hear, taste or touch, but only in Christ. Remember that God the Father has given all authority and power to Christ.
1 Cor 15:22-26 – in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming, then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death.
Since everything that takes place in your life or mine has to take place first in our consciousness, it is within our own consciousness that we have to come into an agreement that the Law of: “whatever a man sows, this he will also reap” is operating, a Law that eventually puts down the overbearing. There is a Law – you cannot name it, you cannot see it, hear it, taste it, touch it, or smell it, but it exists – and it has in the end brought down every evil or tyrannical form of government that has ever been set up. It has torn down every person who has gotten out of hand, or who has become too big for his breeches, whose head has grown too big for his own hat. Every person has been brought down to earth, and as you have already seen, during the past generation, it does not take forever!
During my 68 years on planet earth I have seen people come and go, wars and rumors of wars, dictators rise up and fall, prices rise and plummet, and still the righteous have always prevailed.
Somewhere in this world a beginning will have to be made to bring about God’s government on earth. And many have witnessed that God’s government on earth has never been brought about by people merely praying about it.
Isa 59:15-19 – Then the LORD saw it, and it displeased Him That there was no justice. He saw that there was no man, And wondered that there was no intercessor; Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him; And His own righteousness, it sustained Him. For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, And was clad with zeal as a cloak. According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, Fury to His adversaries, Recompense to His enemies; The coastlands He will fully repay. So shall they fear The name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in, like a flood The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.
On this point of unitedness, do not forget that there have been combinations of states, combinations of countries, and none of them has survived. Every combination has ultimately fallen because, strength is not in union; strength is only in oneness; strength is only in the realization of One Being who is Christ, One Power who is God, One Law that is His.
I have seen Hitler’s thousand year Reich with it’s hoards of henchman marching throughout Europe, the rise and fall of Russia, the bringing down of the wall that separated the east and west of Berlin. the defeat of Imperial Japan’s Empire. the fate of the armies sent to try to defeat the hoards of North Vietnamese and Red Chinese, the unseen enemy in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, and the attempted rise of the so called New World Order and none of these have or will prevail.
NEW WORLD ORDER
“We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money.” Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs (July/August 1995) THAT quotation – and many others like them – clearly demonstrate that the words “new world order” are deadly serious and furthermore, have been in use for decades. They did not originate with President George Bush in 1990. The “old world order” is one based on independent nation-states. The “new world order” involves the elimination of the sovereignty and independence of nation-states and some form of world government. This means the end of the United States of America, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights as we now know them. Most of the new world order proposals involve the conversion of the United Nations and its agencies to a world government, complete with a world army, a world parliament, a world court, global taxation, and numerous other agencies to control every aspect of human life (education, nutrition, health care, population, immigration, communications, transportation, commerce, agriculture, finance, the environment, etc.). The various notions of the “new world order” differ as to details and scale, but agree on the basic principle and substance.
In light of what is going on all around us it is imperative that each one who is illumined by the Christ becomes a light unto his family, unto his community, and if he wishes to dedicate himself to the spiritual life, he can become a light to an entire planet, because it takes only the dedication to a principle – not the dedication to man, but the dedication to a principle – to live inwardly in the continuous realization that: “I need not fear man, and certainly I must have no faith in man, for I am convinced of the indwelling Presence of the invincible all powerful Christ, the unseen Life, an unseen Law, and an unseen Being.”
The famous orator Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “There is always some leveling circumstance that puts down the overbearing” Emerson does not define or explain it. he simply sates “There is always a leveling circumstance” – and there is! The leveling circumstance is Christ in God, His spiritual Law, and Emerson rightly concludes that “The dice of God are always loaded.”
To fear man, spirits, or conditions is to worship idols. So also to have faith in men is to make idols. But to understand that there is the indwelling Presence of Christ in God, a divine Law in operation, a Love, a Life, a Power, and then to enter into His Rest and just let Him function without the use of physical or mental force: this is the Grace that brings about the changes in our human experience; this is the power of God coming into expression.
We are approaching an age in this world to which evil will find no place for expression in people, thoughts and things. It will be crowded right off the earth, because the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord:
Isa 11:9 9 “They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD As the waters cover the sea.”
That evil will have no channel through which to function. It will be cut off as fast as it shows its ugly head by the Divine Power of Christ that permeates the sons of God.
Nothing shall by any manner or means harm you, and not a thing in this world is going to do good for you. Being still will not do it, being noisy and clamoring and speaking loudly in tongues will not prevent it: it is matter of realization that: There is a God. There is a Christ, and His Divine plan and Law are inevitable. “Whatever a man sows, this he will also reap!” Then, let the evil doers do their sowing: for’ they will do their reaping, and some day they will awaken to the truth and be reconciled to God.
Rom 5:10-11 – For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
2 Cor 5:18-21 – Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
“NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR ITSELF” FDR’S FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS
I am certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our people impel. This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
“We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”
I do not want to give the impression that Bro. Alan and I are in agreement with what Father is giving me, BUT his words sure do put forth the thought of a change coming. I will not speak for Bro. Alan, but I will tell you, THAT TIME IS HERE. People are experiencing it NOW. I want to include in this sharing ALL that Father is saying through others, (whether they realize it or not). So, next time, I want to take up the Seals.
In this part, I want to look at the SEALS, TRUMPETS and VIALS, that are spoken of in the Book of Revelation. But first, I want to look at some other things.
Many things have changed since Jesus walked the earth. In Fact, ALL things have changed. But, many people do not SEE the changes because they see with natural eyes and think with the natural mind. Hopefully, this may help some to understand what is being said today. This is the most important thing that we should know, AFTER knowing that Jesus died for each and every person.
We have, repeatedly, been taught that there are two men in the earth; the natural man and the Spiritual man. Two men walking on earth today. But, this is not true. It APPEARS that there are two men, but, in REALITY, there is ONLY ONE MAN walking.
EPH 2:1-22, “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit now worketh in the children of disobedience: among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But, God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved 😉 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath ordained that we should walk in them. Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called Circumcision in the flesh made by hands: That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made BOTH ONE, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of TWAIN ONE NEW MAN, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh, For through him we both have access by on Spirit unto the Father. Now, therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In who ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. ”
I want you to notice the TENSES mentioned here. See the “past tense” and the “Present tense”? Even “in the children of disobedience” The Spirit NOW workETH. eth, means continuously. The Spirit is continuously working even in the children of disobedience.
Let’s look at what JESUS said about this subject, two men. It was a parable, but now, Father is showing us what He was talking about.
Luke 17:32-37, “Remember Lot’s wife. Whosoever seek to save his life shall lose it, and who soever shall lose his life shall preserve it. I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in bed: the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken and the other left. And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.”
You see, there is what we have believed for years and years, two men, within us (the field, the bed, grinding). But, we were taught wrong. We must remember that when Jesus spoke these words, He had NOT died and resurrected, yet. AND, NEITHER HAD WE, (MAN)!! When Jesus died (us with Him) He did away with ONE MAN, (the carnal man) and we were resurrected with the knowledge, within us, that we ARE SPIRIT BEINGS, and that is the man that was left on the earth. ONE BODY (of Christ), ONE SON, ONE WITH HIM!! There is no longer two men in the earth, IT IS THE THINKING, THAT THERE IS. This is a SEAL, A TRUMPET, A VIAL that has been opened, WITHIN US!
We were taught to always go to our pastors, teachers or whoever to learn truth. But, it is Father that we have to go to, in order to get the real truth. WE are Spirit, HE is Spirit, we can ONLY get truth from what we are! The natural man ONLY gets head knowledge, pride, and arrogance when they THINK that they know the (HIS) truth.
Some time back, there was a message out, entitled, “Seek Not Bethel”. I’m don’t remember who had sent it out, but, it was so chucked full of revelation. It was saying that we are NOT to go to the church to get Truth, we are to go directly to Father.
Amos 5:1-6, “He ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel. The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise; she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up. For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live: But seek not Bethel nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought. Seek the Lord, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.”
As we see, in this scripture, “Bethel shall come to nought.” Bethel means, God’s house. This is where most go on Sunday, Wednesday and whatever other day, that the church has set aside for time for Father. When these gathering places are led by the Holy Spirit, then “HE has broke out in fire”. Our God IS a consuming fire.
Notice that the “virgin of Israel is fallen”. Usually, when we think of “virgin”, we think of ones who is only One with her beloved. In this case, the virgin of Israel has NOT been intimate with anyone, and she has not brought forth fruit, or “life”. Also, the 1/10th, here, is not talking of tithes. It is talking of Father’s FIRSTFRUITS! The firstfruits are them that is experiencing HIS LIFE. They have awakened to know who they are, ONE WITH FATHER. And they ARE bringing forth life, IN THE BODY, THE PHYSICAL BODY, as well as the corporate Body of Christ. I want to skip around some of these scriptures. These are the people who are on their way to having a perfected body. Remember the perfected body, comes from within us, not something that is just going to happen one day, wham the body is changed! It is coming from within us as SEAL’S and trumpets and vials are opened in our mind.
IS 28:5-8, “In that day shall the Lord of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people. And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate. But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment. For all tables are full of vomit.”
“Crown” speaks of the mind. As we know, there was 12 gates regarding the 12 tribes of Israel, in the OT. 12 speaks of the government of God. Those who rule and reign with Him, will have the government upon their shoulders. Now, understand this, each gate, in our walk in Father, is a rank.
VS 12-13, “To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing; yet, they WOULD NOT HEAR. But, the word of the Lord was unto them precept, upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.”
In this verse, you are seeing the working of the SEAL, THE TRUMPET, and THE VIAL! Every gate is a rank and every rank has a people who will walk in the fullness of that rank. When the word speaks of “strong drink,” it is speaking of unrighteousness. And when this scripture speaks of “vision”, is referring to what “truth” anyone is holding onto. If our vision is that we are still mere mortal man, that is strong drink. And they stumble in THEIR JUDGMENT, they are not using and experiencing HIS JUDGMENT. Remember, in order to KNOW something, one must EXPERIENCE that thing.
The 7th seal is opened. The trumpet has sounded to some. Those whose rank will be the Firstfruits. Those who will not see death, and their body is being changed. Those who are in GOD’S KNOWLEDGE of who and what they are.
1 Cor 15: 22-24, “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. BUT every man in his own order: (1) Christ the firstfruits; (2) afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. (3) Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.”
Now, regardless of our beliefs, hopes, desires or whatever, there is an order that FATHER set in place, as to the resurrection of the dead (physical). BEFORE anyone, any person can be brought back into a glorified body, THE FIRSTFRUITS, those who KNOW that they are CHRIST on earth, that is, Father’s very life, MUST have Father FULLY MANIFEST IN AND THROUGH THEM. Then, those who have learned who they are, as He comes (His Presence is seen within them; THEN comes the end. The end of this world and life, as has been known. There is a rank and order, or succession for this resurrection. Father IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS. This means that the “arrangement” that HE SAT IN ORDER, He will not change for ANY PERSON.
1 Cor. 15:51-54, “Behold I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”
For sure, ALL SHALL BE CHANGED. Those on this side of Jordan AND those who have already crossed over, But, there is rank and order in this change. “the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed.” This “dead” is us that ARE currently being have removed from us, the last traces of death or carnality. We must put on COMPLETE incorruption and COMPLETE immortality. At this time, the saying “death is swallowed up in victory”. THEN, the resurrection of those who have crossed over will be resurrected. ALL will be resurrected, in their own rank and order. Not before, or afterwards. Those who have passed over, must learn, just as we have had to, to conquer death. UNTIL they learn this, it will be as it was the day Jesus was crucified; many came out of the graves, BUT, they died again. They ARE NOT here among us, except in that great cloud of witnesses, spoken of in Heb. 12:1.
I want to go over the SEALS, TRUMPETS and VIALS spoken of in the Book of Revelation. I am not going through all of these, but, I want to look at the FIRST and the SEVENTH seal. The rest of them, go within and allow Father show you the seals that have been opened in you.
SEALS=the opening of an understanding within us, by the Holy Spirit.
TRUMPETS= a clear sounding Word from Father.
VIALS= the wrath of God poured out.
Now, before you get excited about “the wrath of God”, search it out completely, and you’ll find that His wrath, is actually His LOVE for us.
THE FIRST SEAL
These seals, trumpets and vials will show, the ranks and orders, as well as what is taking place within us. Each seal, when opened within our mind, prepares us for the understanding that we will receive from the Holy Spirit; and as He gives revelation, we are awakened more and more to who and what we are.
EPH 1: 10-13, “In That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands. That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.”
Eph. 4:30, “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are SEALED unto the day of redemption.”
2 Tim2:19, “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this SEAL, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
Rev.9:4, “And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only those men which have not the SEAL of God in their foreheads.”
When we heard the call of the Holy Spirit to come unto Jesus, and accepted Him as our Saviour, we were SEALED. (of course, this was the wake-up call to come to know ourselves from the foundation of the world.) We were sealed “unto the day of redemption”. This is a three fold redemption: Spirit, Soul, and Body. (John 3:5-8, James 1:21, Rom 8:23)
Rev 6:2, “And I saw and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow, and a crown was given unto him and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.”
White speaks of purity; horse speaks of strength and power; bow speaks of the covenant we came into when we accepted Jesus as Saviour; crown speaks of the mind. This was Jesus the Christ dieing on the cross and taking us with Him. The covenant that we came into, was all due to HIM. His pure mind, His Covenant was given to us, as we resurrected with Him. When we awakened to HIS reality, we were double minded; MANY still are. There were 2 powers and strengths working in us. As you see, there is Divine Strength, that we depend on and there is carnal or natural strength that we have depended on.
Rev.19:14, “All the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses…” These are those who followed Him in Divine and Heavenly strength.
IS. 31:1-3, “Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help, and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many, and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel,neither see the Lord! Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words, but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity. Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the Lord shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is helpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.”
Here, as we can see, when the word “horse” is used with fleshlly humanity, it signifies human strength.
The “rider” represents ministry. Not necessarily from behind the pulpit. In the case that we are looking at, in the 7th SEAL, it is the ministry of the firstfruits coming forth. But, let’s stay, right now with the first SEAL. This first SEAL was when the outpouring of the Holy Spirit came upon the land. The crown is the authority that we awakened to, the fact that we have received the power and the authority of Father. This first SEAL was the opening of HIS POWER and AUTHORITY IN US. Of course, not all have come to this knowing. The Trumpet HAS SOUNDED, but, the majority of Christians do not believe that they possess what we truly have within us; OR who we truly are. But, their time will come, either while here on earth or after they pass over Jordon.
THE FIRST TRUMPET
The first TRUMPET sounded as Jesus hung on the cross.
John 19:3, “It is finished.” Father’s work is finished and He awaits us to walk into what He has prepared for us.
MT. 22:4, “All things are ready.” The coming into His image has been provided for us.
MT. 3:3, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord.” YOU prepare the way of the Lord. This preparing the way of the Lord can either be TO US, or THROUGH US. It is the voice of God, speaking to us and through us, to prepare the way for HIM to manifest in His People. The TRUMPET, a CLEAR SOUNDING WORD OR MESSAGE FROM FATHER. Do you remember when He first spoke a clear word to you? Regardless of what others said, you KNEW it was Father speaking to you. This was a TRUMP.
REV.8:7, “The first angel sounded and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth , and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.”
The hail is TRUTH and the FIRE is the Holy Spirit, the mingled with blood, was the Blood of Jesus. This is what took hold of us when we accepted Jesus as Saviour. The first SEAL, and TRUMPET TOOK AHOLD OF US, as we proceeded in the SEALS and TRUMPETS, WE TOOK HOLD OF THEM. They became a part of us, or so we thought, actually, it was HIM manifesting through us, making this life that we thought of, as our life, actually HIS LIFE being lived on earth through us, using this physical body as a vehicle to get around in.
THE FIRST VIAL
Just as in Jesus’ day, there were those who rejected not only Him, but His Truths. Their response to Him was inevitable. And the works that had to be done to bring the people to the place of receiving, is the VIAL being poured out. Paul’s life, BEFORE the incident on the road to Damascus, and the ministry that he was eventually led into, was the pouring out of the VIAL. It is looked upon as God’s wrath by most, going through their “trials”, but it is really Father’s Love and Desire to bring us to the place that He wants us at. The “going up the mountain” is to strengthen the “legs” (the walking into Him), and with each mountain, we get “rest” as we go down the other side of it, UNTIL our next mountain. But, the walking “UP” the mountain produces “muscle” that climbs the next on more restfully. This is the working of the VIAL that was being poured out.
REV.16:1-2, “And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth, and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast upon them which worshiped his image.”
First of all, notice WHERE the great voice came from. OUT OF THE TEMPLE!! Can you see that each SEAL, each TRUMPET and the first VIAL is? It is within you.
All of this can be looked at as Church Ages (the 7 churches) historically, but, I want us to see these things as being within us. WE have to be dealt with, led by Him, and have Him manifest through us, BEFORE we can open SEALS to anyone else; or before WE can sound the TRUMPET to anyone else; then HE pours out the vials. As each VIAL is poured out, He manifests that much more through us. Hallelujah!!
So, the first SEAL and TRUMPET and VIALwas our experience with coming to accepting Jesus as Savior. It was the working of the Holy Spirit, doing what had to be done to bring us into the fullness of that particular SEAL.
In the next part, we’ll look at the 7th Seal.
Before I start talking about the 7th Seal, the 7th Trumpet, and the 7th Vial, I want to share with you more email, regarding the changing of the body. Folks, I pray that you are being enlightened and encouraged, by these emails, to keep your focus on AND BELIEVING INTO FATHER’S TRUTHS TO US.
This first email is from a sister that many of you know: Sunny Coffman
You had asked me to share my own “body experiences of late” and I’ll do that here and another interesting phenomena as well.
The first time I can remember attributing a particular body change to the directions I’ve believed for most of my life that – “our body will experience a CHANGE and we will physically manifest immortality… our youth will be restored… and we will NEVER DIE” – was about 4 years ago.
I woke up one morning and my right eyelid was badly drooping. I could not hold my eyelid fully open, no matter how much physical effort or thought power I gave to it. My husband and I never spoke the obvious [this had to be a physical evidence of a minor stroke] but we continued to pray over the manifestation for 3-4 days. Then one morning, in our study time together, Father told Roger (my husband) to speak to Parilyzation – to demand it away from me. He obeyed the directive and IMMEDIATELY, my eye returned to normal and I’ve never had another problem in that area.
Today I’m 66 and have had a few things pronounced over me by doctors who don’t know what I’ve been shown about spiritual life being far above physical life… I took a medication for several months that was supposed to lower my cholesterol… Zocor. I had such adverse effects from this drug that I become so weak – I was unable to pick up a gallon of milk – and I could not stand up for more than 5 minutes at a time. I got off of the drug, but still had this weakness hanging on. So I began to remind my body – and particularly every cell in it – that I was not ill and did not have a problem of any kind. I had already broken the power of all the words doctors had spoken over me.
Then Father “spoke” to me and told me to stop ALL medications. I obeyed and was off ALL meds for 60 days. In that time frame, my strength returned to my body and I began to feel like I did several years earlier in my life. I now had energy, endurance, and the old “work horse” stamina I’d always enjoyed returned to me. Today, I spend between 14-16 hours each day on this computer, plus keep my housework done without aid of a maid. My husband and I share responsibility of meal preparation. I’m the strong physical person I was at age 50 and maybe even at age 40 today. I even had a doctor give me some instructions recently and followed his instructions with this statement… “If you will do what I tell you, I’ll have you completely off of medication in a few months.” This is an Endochrinologist speaking to someone who has had diabetes, hypothyroidism, and several other things declared over her. I never believed any of the diagnoses pronounced. They simply provided things to rebuke and inspired words of healing to declare over myself.
Over the past 25 years, I’ve fought broken bones, torn muscles, pneumonia, and food poisoning – all without medications and won in each situation – simply by refusing to receive the “obvious” and trusting in the spiritual power given me by Father. If He said it about me… then I can believe Him… if a doctor says it about me… I have to take those words to Father and choose not to believe them.
Another interesting phenomena involves a fig tree. Two years ago, we purchased a small fig tree in a pot… while we were taking a drive out East of Dallas in the pine woods. We brought this tree home and planted it next to our drive way. He has done well in the growth department, but last year only produced one fig. This year in July it produced another fig – I’m serious – only one fig, which ripened and was delicious. My husband and I shared it. But one week ago, I noticed that this tree is loaded – I do mean loaded with figs… here in late September. It is simply amazing that it would have a second drop and so very late in the year. We’re believing they will have time to ripen before the first freeze.”
In Father, Sunny “END QUOTE
I now, want to share a dream that I had the other night, and what a sister saw, in this dream (her interpretation), which also, was some confirmation, as to the interpretation that I received too.
I dreamed that my sister, Karen and I (family-I saw this as the family of FIRSTFRUITS) were on a journey, it seemed to be in future days. We were not in a car or vehicle, so I guess we were walking. It seemed that all the way through this journey, THINGS kept coming up against us.
Every time one of those THINGS came up against us, WE CHANGED INTO ANOTHER FORM. I won’t go through all the different forms we became, but, the one that really stood out in my thinking. As we were almost to where we were going (I don’t know where the journey was to) this THING came up against us, and WE TURNED INTO RATS!!! And I took a PLANT (with leaves, not flowers) that looked like the wreaths that were worn in Roman day, (and this last olympics) AND PLANTED IT ON MY HEAD!! All through this dream, (although it was still with me when I woke up) I KNEW that Father was healing my shoulders). So, I told my dear sister in Canada, Lorraine, about the dream. This is what she was shown about the dream.
“Dear Sister Linda,
“LOL..that’s funny! A rat! You crack me up!
Planted it on your head: putting on the Mind of Christ.
The changing appearances reminds me of how Jesus changed His appearance after He was resurrected whenever He wanted to.
The plant with leaves reminds me of His Tree of Life and His crown of authority (head) and Victory. The leaves of this Tree are for the healing of the ‘nations’. (The word for nations is the same word that is also translated “Gentiles and heathen”).
And, Father healing your shoulder at the same time you are seeing the ‘walk’ of the future. Him first healing you through His Tree of Life, then sending you out to heal the ‘nations/heathen/gentiles????
‘winners of the Olympics’…Paul spoke of “running the race” and receiving the crown of victory…overcomer!
Way off in the future and traveling on foot with your sister (the spreading of the Good News (LIFE) being sent forth in 2’s)
The rat! An aggressive creature that most people find unattractive and distasteful. Most people avoid ‘rats’ and especially avoid cornering them. Because when they are cornered they will not run, but turn and face their enemy no matter how ‘big’ it is..lol. No matter how unappealing this creature is..it is necessary to bring balance to the environment. A rat is also a scavenger, and will eat “flesh” off things that are “dying”, and “dead”…
Just a few thoughts floating around in here.
Love ya, Lorraine xoxo
I see this dream as a Word for ALL who are/will experience the changing that Father is bringing forth NOW!! I feel it is for the Body of Christ, that Father is manifesting through, and I thank Him so much!! We ARE on a journey, which all we know right now, is that we are having Father manifest in our earth, and it is HE that is being see. We don’t know how many ages are to come after Father is fully manifested in and through His Firstfruits, but, the shoulders speak of His Government, and this is about as encouraging as it gets. (so far). I just wanted to share this with you.
Now, I want to look at the Book of Revelation and the 7th Seal, Trumpet and Vial. As I said, earlier, I see these SEALS as a preparing us for the understanding of that clear Word that Father speaks to us, the TRUMPET.
I see that FIRST SEAL as Father being “encased” in us. In the 7th SEAL, I see US as being fully “encased” in Him. His Word tells us: “You ARE the temple of God”, this is what we became when we accepted Jesus as our Savior. But, it also tells us; “In Him, we live, move and have our being”. This is what the 7th Seal is all about. We saw that the horse represents, power and strength. We began, in our earthly journey, walking in OUR strength and power, trying to please Him. And it was for a learning. But, when Father started awakening us, to who and what we are, the power and strength that came forth was/is HIS. To me, I will always think of it, as “His Overriding power in His Body, US.
We also saw, that with each SEAL that has been opened, was a TRUMPET and a VIAL. The TRUMPET is a clear sounding Word from Father. It can be by the Holy Spirit, or His speaking through an angel or as we know them, as messengers that Father has caused to cross our paths. Remember, it is FATHER in human form, when He speaks through people, to us. The VIAL is the work that is done within us, to bring about the manifesting of the SEAL and the TRUMPET.
The 7 churches in Revelation (Chapter 2 and 3) represents the 7 church ages. This 7th SEAL WAS OPENED when Jesus came preaching the Kingdom of God. Even though, we didn’t know it, He has been revealing this truth to us, all through all walk in Him.
This 7th SEAL is the harvest time. This 7th SEAL is the time of the FIRSTFRUITS having Him manifesting FULLY through them. It is the time when He awakens them to their true IDENTITY. This is the time when those who are not accepting this awakening, are cast back.
MT. 13:47-50, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind. Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world; the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked among the just. And shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
This casting away doesn’t mean that Father turns His back on them. NEVER!! It’s just that MORE of the VIAL is needed to be poured out on them. These that are cast away, or back, is because IF they were not spiritually cast back, they would not come to repentance, and be brought into PRESENT TRUTH. Father, (The Fire) purifies their thinking. Each of these who are not moving as He moves, not willing to accept the fact of who they are, and are not walking in His Divine Nature, will be taught differently than what they are believing. It is to bring them into the knowledge of His Truths. Every message to each of the 7 church ages was told; He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” Some ears are tuned to the hearing of flesh, carnal men and carnal religion.
It’s like when Pentecost broke out in 1948; there were those who tried with all THEIR might to stop the move of Father. Either because they did not or would not hear what Father was saying. Churches, the religious systems went so far as to excommunicate people for taking part of Father’s move. From Jesus’ time forward, there have always been scoffers, at each Trumpet that sounded. Not only from unbelievers, but by the clergy, theologians and ordinary Christians. The FIRSTFRUITS are now being scoffed at, BUT, just as then, NOTHING CAN STOP FATHER’S MOVE!! Hallelujah!!! Father tells us so, to encourage us to keep our focus on HIM ONLY!
Rev. 3:8-13, “I know thy works; behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it; for thou hast a little strength, and hast not denied my name (nature). Behold, I come quickly; hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown, Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out; and I will write upon him the name (nature) of God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God; and I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
You, who are experiencing a new (to the natural world), move of Father, be encouraged; when HE OPENS A DOOR, no man, no words, can close it.
Rev. 8:1, “And when he had opened the 7th SEAL, there was silence in HEAVEN about the space of half an hour…”
This is what’s happening to those who Father is doing His moving through. Those who are experiencing the changing of the body. The carnal MIND is being silenced and ONLY FATHER’S voice is coming forth, in and through them, for they are ONE with Him. And it HE that is doing the speaking in and through them.
Zec. 2:13, “Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up out of his habitation.”
Back to Rev.8. Verse 2 is just the beginning of explaining what verse 1 means. Remember, this is a clear sounding Word, from Father to each of us personally. All will not hear this Word. Many WILL NOT hear, for reasons of their own. But, the great overriding power of Father, His authority, and His truth will/is manifesting through those called as FIRSTFRUITS.
The 7th TRUMPET is sounding to many, everywhere. They are all speaking the same Word. It might be worded differently, but the message is the same.
If you remember, I sent out a study, some time ago, entitled, “How to Become Saviours”; it was then that Father spoke to the hearts of our local group. He said that “all that could be shaken, in individuals, would be shakened.” He told us that He was going to show us “How to Become Saviours”. This Word that Father gave to us, was the “earthquakes, the thunders and lightnings and hail, that is spoken of in Rev. 16.
He is shaking us loose form the hold of death.
He is shaking us loose from the thinking that we are humans.
He is shaking us loose from the thinking that WE can do nothing, because we’ve learned who we are, and whose life is really being lived through us.
He has shakened us to know the fulfillment of:
John 1:29, we have learned that Jesus TOOK the sin of the world. We no longer live in sin.
Col. 1:21-22, “And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies IN YOUR MIND by wicked works, yet NOW hath he reconciled…..to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.
John 17:4, “….I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”
Col. 2:9-10, “you are complete in Him…”
Acts 17:29, “we are the offspring of God…”
Eph. 3:13-16, “we are called by His Name...”
1 John, 4:17, “as He is so are we in this world...”
This 7th VIAL is producing the manifestation of Him in the earth, through us. His Firstfruits are part of Him; His attributes, His ways; His Words; His Very Expression on earth. It is these Firstfruits that open the SEAL to others. THEY ARE THE TRUMPETING that is being heard. They KNOW without a doubt that they are ONE with Him; He is the Head and we are His Body. They cannot be separated!!
The Firstfruits are here, and they are experiencing the changing of the Body.
1Cor.15:51-52, “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed…”
THE 2 RESURRECTIONS
THE RAIN AND THE SNOW
I thought that “His Life, in our Body” was completed (the study), but, as usual, sometimes we get a little ahead of ourselves, when Father doesn’t speak to us when WE think He should. After I finished “the last part” of that study, Father started speaking more about some things that we need to understand about this move that Father is moving in, right now, that is: His Life in our Body, the changing of the body that is taking place NOW.
All that He has been saying to me, has to do with this changing of the body. Different words were spoken by each person that you have read, in their own words, about what has been/is happening with them and the body that they are living in. As you know, I have NEVER believed that this flesh body that we get around in is us. No, it’s just a vehicle that is used to get around in, for GOD to get around in, here on earth. So, as Father, continued to speak to me, He used words that these folks spoke, like: resurrection, Father speaking to each of us, trees, and many other words. I KNEW He was going to show us more things that we have to get straight within ourselves, within our doctrines and within our beliefs.
I want to look at RESURRECTION. The written Word tells us that there are 2 resurrections. And as I read the disciples’ words, I noticed that much teaching was on the resurrection. The teachers, today, seem not to teach on this subject, too much. Even Jesus spoke of it; not only spoke of it, but, SHOWED us about resurrection. There are as many people, today, waiting to die and be resurrected, as there are people waiting for the “rapture”. I am hoping that what Father has been speaking to me, about this, will enlighten you. Not because, the resurrection is all there is to know, but, because our understanding this, will show us the day, the week, that we are in, in Father.
Before, we get into the resurrection, I want to go into some things that Father showed me. It will help us to understand, ranks and orders of people, hearing directly from Father, and hearing Him through other people. Father is no respecter or persons. That does not mean, that He doesn’t love one person more than another person, it means, the FATHER HAS SET A PLAN IN MOTION AND HE WILL NOT CHANGE THAT PLAN FOR ANYONE!! It is true, that Father loves us all the same, EVERY man, woman and child on this earth, He surly does. But, that scripture has been taught, for so long, the incorrect meaning of it. We KNOW that He loves us all the same, and we need to know that WHAT HE HAS PLANNED, HE HAS PROVIDED ALL PEOPLE WITH WHAT IT TAKES FOR US TO WALK INTO THAT PLAN OF HIS.
Saying this, I want to take a look at Rain and Snow.
RAIN AND SNOW
We know that in the natural, we have rain in the land and we have snow in the land. But, when Father speaks to us about rain and snow, He is speaking of Spiritual rain and snow. Father has been speaking to me about studying. He has told me, “Studying with books, translation from one language to another is a way of learning, But, it takes coming to ME and allowing ME to do the teaching to you, for you to have perfect understanding of what I AM saying to you. When you base Truth on what one language says, you are just taking MAN’S teaching in another language.”
As you all know, (at least, those who have been receiving these studies that I send out, for any length of time) that I was very much into taking every word of the Bible to Strong’s Concordance and different Lexicons. I don’t do that too much, anymore. Because I want HIS TRUTH. The translating, the study books, are like the scriptures, we can take them and make then say anything we want to. We use them to “back up”, our doctrines. I have observed 3 different very educated people, who are well known for being translators. I have asked questions of all 3 of them, and gotten 3 different answers. The answers to ANYTHING depend on what each of us believe as individuals, because, we are using the carnal mind. Now, understand, I AM NOT saying that there is anything wrong with learning. Not at all. But, when translation is used, what we are learning is MOSTLY, cultures, cultural ways of saying things, customs, uses of different languages; and all that IS interesting. But, to receive God’s Truth, and to receive His understanding, WE CAN ONLY LEARN AND BE TAUGHT BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. We all have different opinions on this, but, this is what Father has shown me. And using all the aids to learning, IS just a step that we all take, until He leads us to learning directly from Him. Some are there, some are not. But, we ALL will get to the place where it is HIM that is teaching us. Whether on this side of Jordan (death) or the other side of Jordan. Because contrary to belief, those who have passed on, ARE STILL LEARNING.
Amos 4:6-8, “And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord. And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there was yet three months to the harvest: and I caused ti to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered. So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.”
Rain represents water. Water represents the Word. Rain or His Word comes to us in two ways. Directly or indirectly. Father speaks to us directly, or He speaks to us, indirectly, through others or through different things. (books, pictures, TV, what a child will say to us, and through prophets. (prophets are part of the 5 fold ministry).
We are told in Corinthians that the 5 fold ministry gifts will come to a close. Because WE have within us EVERYTHING that makes up the 5 fold ministry. We, EACH, have the gifts within us. For many this has happened.
1Cor. 13:8-10, “Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall fade away, For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.”
In Amos 4:6, we are told that “in ALL our cities”, (we are the cities). we have been given “teeth”. This is the ability to chew and digest ALL of God’s Word. He tells us that, “I have given want of bread” in all our places. Bread speak of His Word. BUT, “YE HAVE NOT RE-TURNED UNTO ME.” Why haven’t we Returned to who we are and have always been? Because we have been going through the steps of Father’s plan. We (like the children of Israel wanted) have preferred MAN to teach us. We listened to lies, like: “only the preachers can teach us the things of God.” We now know that is untrue. I don’t care if you know what each word in the King James Bible means or not, in the Greek or the Hebrew, IF you will go to Father HE will teach you His deepest meanings, as well as what it says in the natural. John tells us, “the Spirit will teach you ALL things, ye, even the deep things of God”. He did not say, you have to be a scholar. We need to hear this. Why do you think that Father is bringing so many out of the churches? And I don’t mean just the secular church system, I mean ALL of the churches, no matter what realm He brought them to. There are those in the deeper teaching of Father’s Word, that will have you waiting until you cross over Jordan, and THEN you will learn what you could have learned right here on the tera firma!! This is not condemnation, this is truth. Some of them want you to learn THEIR WORD. And if you don’t, you’re snickered at. And that’s OK. It’s a learning process and a burning out of you, all the carnal that remains in you. It’s well worth it, to have FATHER cleanse you, not man.
OK, we see in verse 6 that Father has provided all that we need to learn. (to eat the Bread that HE has given). He gave us this precious gift, (His Holy Spirit) and we have not Returned to Him. Verse 7 tells us that He “has withholden the rain from you where there was yet three months to the harvest”. He has tried withholding His Word from us, maybe THAT would make us seek HIM. When it is SO CLOSE for Him to manifest FULLY through us, to some He had to stop the receiving of understanding His Word, because they were STILL relying on MAN to teach them. But, look at what He HAS done: “and I have caused it to rain upon ONE CITY, and caused it to rain NOT upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.”
Folks, there is a people, a city, if you will, HOLY JERUSALEM, that IS HERE NOW!! Not fully manifested yet, but, well on the way to the FULL manifestation of Him, because THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE AND THEY ARE ONE WITH HIM. Hallelujah! Sometimes, Father’s working makes me want to go back to those good old Pentecost days, and just jump and shout, and sing, and praise!! But, we can’t go backward. He has led us into a new way of worship and that it to allow ONLY HIM TO BE SEEN. That’s our praise and worship to the Head of us, His Body. And look at the next verse, verse 8: “SO two or three cities wandered unto ONE CITY, to DRINK water; BUT they were not satisfied; yet have ye not REturned unto me, saith the Lord”.
I remember doing this very thing. I got saved, right into the Sonship message. I LIVED off of Brother Bill Britton’s words. Then, when he passed over, I started LIVING off of Brother Preston Eby’s words. I will say, BOTH of these brothers were definitely HEARING the Sonship word. And I give thanks for both of them. BUT, you see what I was doing, was I WAS NOT living on FATHER’S WORDS!! As good as that Sonship message was, I WAS NOT EXPERIENCING IT. Remember, in one teaching, I said that we cannot KNOW a thing, UNTIL we experienced it? That was a lesson I had to learn. Now, as good as the words of these brothers were, I WAS NOT SATISFIED!! So, I wandered around, seeking satisfaction. I am one that has always been unsatisfied, when I knew that there was more to be had!! (sometimes that’s good, sometimes not so good, at least with me). But, with the things of Father, there was a time when all I heard was “come hither, come up hither, come unto Me”.
This is the same thing that was happening with these two or three cities, nothing satisfied them, they didn’t receive the rain, and they WON’T REturn to Father, UNTIL they allow HIM to do the teaching and the giving of understanding. And we were warned of this:
Amos 8:11-12, “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of HEARING the words of the Lord. And they will wander from sea to sea (sea represents people) and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.”
Isaiah 28 tells us that ALL tables are full of vomit and filthiness. (this is churches and sermons). Why is it vomit? Because until FATHER gives YOU understanding to His Word, it is secondhand knowledge and is polluted!! You say, “Even what you are writing right now?” ABSOLUTELY!!! You can read anything you want to, from anyone you want to, but, if you don’t take it to Father and show you what is true and what is in err, it is polluted to you. Vomit! Look at this next verse.
Isaiah 55:10-11, “For as the rain (Word of God) cometh down, and the SNOW from heaven (this is the direct, pure Word of God coming to YOU, not through anyone or anything other than God), and REturneth not thither, but, watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: SO shall MY WORD be that goeth forth out of MY MOUTH : it shall not return unto ME VOID, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
In other words, the “rain” is what we hear INDIRECTLY from Father, and it waters the earth. To water the earth does not mean we receive understanding, but, “the snow from heaven,“ is HEARING DIRECTLY FROM FATHER. YOU are hearing HIM, not someone teaching. And when you hear from HIM, it RETURNS to Him, by YOU being manifested into HIS LIFE. It is no longer your life that you are living, it’s HIM LIVING HIS LIFE THROUGH YOU. You can sit and listen to us, who are experiencing the changing of the body, for 24 hrs straight; but, it won’t happen to you UNLESS you go to HIM and let HIM DIRECTLY speak to you. Then, one day, you’ll wake up, and through no trying of your own, something will happen to your body and find that it is not reacting the way it always has. That overriding power of Him, will just be there and whatever is attacking your body, just can’t have an effect on it.
“The SNOW” is Father speaking His PURE WORD DIRECTLY to you. And think about snow. Every step that Father takes, leaves a print, and what do you do? You do exactly what Jesus did: you walk right in Father’s Footsteps. Jesus said, “I ONLY do what I see Father do, and I ONLY speak what I hear Father say.” He didn’t care if folks laughed at Him; He didn’t mind when folks called Him, weird. He just went right on stepping into the footprints that He saw Father make. I think I’m going to call it “SNOW STEPPING!”. lol. So, in other studies, if you hear me talking about “snow stepping”, you’ll know what I mean.
Rain is what we hear others teach, or prophesy. Snow is hearing directly from Father. The snow stepping can’t return VOID, that means, WE EXPERIENCE IT AND WALK IN IT AND LIVE IT. That is the image of God. That is being in the FIRSTFRUIT COMPANY.
This brings us to, the RANKS AND ORDERS of the resurrection. Which we will get into in the next part. Folks, my beloved and begotten children of our God, take this to Father. Don’t take my word on it. Let Him SNOW on you. Let it become a LIVING part of you.
RANKS AND ORDERS
We are shown, ranks and orders, all through the written Word.
Daniel 12:5, “Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.”
Those of you that have read the study, “Life on Both Sides of the River”, know that this is speaking of those who have come into the image of Lamb. He (a many membered body) has one foot on the land (earth) and one foot on the river (Jordon=death). If you read in VS 7, you see that this one, has his hands (ministry) held up to heaven. (His ministering is from the Spirit. Now, what I wanted to show you here in Daniel that there are two orders. These two orders are, (1) the earthly order of things, and (2) the Spiritual order of things.
Ranks are in these two orders. There is a FULLNESS to all realms. There is a fullness to the realm of Sonship. There is a fullness of the Firstfruits. These are not the same thing. We are ALL Sons of God. But, not all will be Firstfruits. These are two different ranks.
Just as in our position of where we are in Father’s Plan, there is: (1) tecnion= this is babes in the Lord; (2) tecnon= this the adolescent son, and, (3) weeas= this is the mature Son of God. These are ranks. I believe that some get a little confused about mature sons, and the Firstfruit. We can be mature in the Word; in understanding deep things; we can be mature in our walk, to a certain point. But, the difference in mature sons and the Firstfruits is that all that are mature, will not go on to not see death; they will not go on to have the full manifestation of the Father through them. Now, understand, there are firstfruits here on earth. They are pioneers that bring forth a “new” Word of learning, but , also, LIVING the moves that Father is making.. EX: Bill Britton was a firstfruit of the Sonship message. There are many that were firstfruits in the work that they did.
The Firstfruits of the Spirit realm, are those who will not see death; who will have the FULL manifestation come forth through and in them. These are those who are FULLY ONE WITH FATHER. FULLY, this is what makes the difference. There is a fullness of Pentecost. There is a fullness of each realm we go through. As we know, some stop at the Salvation realm. Some go on to Pentecost, and stop there. Some go on the Sonship, and stop there. These are ranks. The Firstfruit do not stop at the hearing of Sonship, they go on the KNOWING of who they are. They FULLY become ONE with Father.
I want to look at some scripture that, not all of you will agree with me, but, this is understanding that Father has given me. Look at the ranks in these scriptures. Many, including myself, have read these verses and not really caught the depth of them, before.
Heb.6:1-3, “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith towards God. Of the doctrine of baptisms and of laying on of hands and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.. And this will we do, if God permits.”
LEAVING=forgive, forsake, lay aside, remit, suffer, yield up.
PRINCIPLES=a commencement or chief application of order, time, place or rank.
Let’s look at each of these things that we are to leave and to go on to something else.
“Not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and faith toward God”.
Once we receive Jesus, as our Savior, in the Salvation realm, we learn that we must repent not only of our sins (which at this realm we still believe in sin), and we learn to have faith towards God. Actually, if we have good teachers, we learn our faith is nothing, it is HIS faith that we use. We have faith in ALL that He says, not just some of it. We, also, leave behind the teaching of the church system, that we have to DO, DO, DO, DO!! We learn that DOING works does nothing but discourage us, because before long, we find out that we can only DO, for a short time, until we find out that we can’t DO. We learn that IF we could DO, Jesus would not have had to die. THEN we are to leave this realm. This is a rank.
“Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands”.
This is the Pentecost realm. This is the time that we learn that Father’s works His Power through us. We learn that we can lay hands on the sick, the troubled, the lost, “the sinner”, and Father will do a work through us. We learn of the baptisms. Many get caught up in this realm and do not leave it. This is the realm where there is as much flesh working as the Spirit working. This is the realm that we learn to judge; and don’t actually KNOW what judging really means. This is the realm that we learn that we have the power of God in us, and we create, without even knowing it. We speak prosperity on folks, who are not ready for it, have not received the preparing of Father, and many are half destroyed by our words.(because His Power goes behind OUR WORDS and we create what we speak.) This is the realm that we tell others that if they don’t do this, or don’t do that, then they haven’t received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. And more walk away, feeling like the lowest. This is the realm that the power of God in us, can encourage or destroy. But, we are to leave this realm. This is a rank.
This is also, the realm that we learn that there will be a resurrection of the dead. And so may get caught up with the thinking, “Oh my wife will be resurrected back to me, or my children will be reunited with me AS MY CHILDREN”. But, they don’t search out the Word of God and get HIS UNDERSTANDING on this resurrection. They get so caught up in this “natural desireing” that they forget about the resurrection that has already taken place. Not ONLY the resurrection of Jesus, BUT THE RESURRECTION of each one of us. They just assume that when the “old man” was crucified WITH JESUS ON THE CROSS, that WE RESURRECTED AS A NEW CREATION. We are not the same as we were BEFORE we resurrected. We are no longer anyone’s child EXCEPT FATHER’S. But, I’ll get into this a little later in this sharing. But, this realm we are to leave too. This is a rank.
Now, “the doctrine of Christ, and the going on unto perfection.”
This may seem as ONE rank, but actually it is two separate ranks. You see, we come into the doctrine that it is Christ in us, who is living. And they have 2 living in this body, HIM AND US. We learn that we are in Him, also. Maybe I shouldn’t say, “learn”, because to truly LEARN something, that thing becomes a part of you, in fact YOU become that learning. MANY, MANY have come to the doctrine of Christ in us, but, yet they deny that we ARE CHRIST. Christ, simply put, is God’s Life. It’s His Anointing working through us. It’s His Life coming forth. No matter the length of the process, IT IS HIS LIFE, NOT OURS, that is being lived, here on earth. “in HIM we LIVE, MOVE and HAVE OUR BEING”.
Now, we’re told that flesh and blood cannot enter heaven, then how can we live IN HIM, thinking that it’s HIS LIFE AND OUR LIFE? This is double-mindedness. It is HIS LIFE that is being lived, not ours. And this is where the 2 ranks take place. There are those who, WAIT for Him to show Himself, but all the time they are hindering His manifestation in them and through them, because they don’t know who they are. They are WAITING to BECOME.
Then, there are those who know that they ARE HIM and HE IS THEM. Him as the Head and us as His body. They are ONE and cannot be separated. It’s not two people living in one body, and folks HE IS A PERSON, SPIRIT, BUT A PERSON, and that person is the ones who become aware that they are ONE with Him and do not think it robbery to be equal with HIM. They look at the natural, and see that their head and their body is one being and cannot be separated, without death occurring, and so it is with Father’s Christ.
There are those who come to the DOCTRINE OF CHRIST, and this is a rank that we are to leave. Then, there are those who become Christ, because they know that there is only one Life in their body, and that is Christ. This is a rank. When this KNOWING is worked into every part of their being, they manifest as the Firstfruit. They do not see death; their flesh body is changed into an incorruptible body; their thought are His thoughts. They LEAVE the realm of having a doctrine of Christ, they manifest Him. They GO ON INTO PERFECTION. They only do and say what their HEAD (Father) says to do and say. The Head (Father) works, talks and moves through His Body, US.
These are all ranks and orders.
1Cor. 15:41, “There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.” Ranks.
1Cor. 15:20, “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.”
Notice the words carefully. Did you notice this isn’t saying JESUS! It says, CHRIST. JESUS is FATHER, WE ARE HIS CHRIST. (Rev 11:15) Let’s look at this for just a second.
Rev 11:15, “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of OUR LORD, AND OF HIS CHRIST and he shall reign for ever and ever.” See our “our Lord and His Christ” become “he” shall reign for ever and ever? They are ONE, the Lord and His Christ!!
Now, the Lord is our LORD and WE are HIS CHRIST. Now, let’s go back to 1Cor. 15:20.
Notice, Christ is risen from the dead. It doesn’t say Jesus. Christ is risen from the dead. When Jesus died on the Cross, He resurrected as Father.(John 17:4-5) WE resurrected as Christ, Father’s anointed one (a many membered Body, HIS BODY). We resurrected from that dead, earthen being. We awakened from the earthly thinking and doing. “and become the firstruits of them that SLEPT. (PAST TENSE). We were regenerated. We were awaken from the sleep that God caused to come upon us. (Gen. 2:21) (read the study of Genesis). We were the ones who SLEPT. But, we ARE RISEN from the dead. Do you understand what that means? We are living the resurrected life NOW. We have already came through the FIRST RESURRECTION. But, will we believe it enough to not have to partake of the SECOND RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD? Will we allow Father to show us WHO we ARE? Or will we go on believing we are mere mortal man and be a part of the SECOND RESURECTION? And if we do, this will be the order or rank that will come through that second resurrection:
1Cor.15:22-24, “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order:
(1) Christ the firstfruits (plural)
(2) afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
(3) then cometh the end.
Number 1 is in the earth NOW!
Number 2 are those who believed in Father’s Word and Work, but saw death.
Number 3 is everyone who doesn’t know Father as their Savior. The WORLD.
And actually, we should be focusing on this resurrection that we have already experienced, instead of the second one. Because understand this, if one is focusing on the second resurrection, that one is focusing of seeing death! Live this resurrection life that WE HAVE. LIVE IT AND IT IS/WILL MANIFEST.
For those who don’t believe that there is a people who will not see death, they cannot believe that ANYONE will be resurrected. Because of what Hebrews tells us.
Heb. 11:40, “…for they without us should not be made perfect.”
This is speaking of those who have seen death.
We have MANY Lazaruses walking the earth. And like the MANY that came out of their graves, when Jesus resurrected. They walked and were seen, but, they died AGAIN and now await the second resurrection. Don’t be one of them. BELIEVE your way to the Firstfruits Company. Allow Father to work that belief into a LIVING LIFE WITHOUT DEATH, AND ONLY HE IS SEEN. Believe it when you are told, “as He is in this world, so are you”. Oh, you’ll get laughed at, but who cares? Our Pattern was laughed at, talked about, had all the “correct theologians” saying He was wrong. Who had the last laugh?
In the next part, we’re going to consider the SECOND RESURRECTION and the thoughts and beliefs that are held by some.
THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD
(those who have passed on)
I have been finding that the concerns of many Christians, regarding the resurrection of the dead, are these things?
1) Will we those, coming back into gloried bodies, return to their spouses and families?
2) When will they come back?
I want to start out by saying, I CANNOT tell you, with certainty, all these things. All I can do is give my opinion and what the written Word tells us.
There is no doubt, whatsoever, that those who have seen death, died BELIEVING that they HAD to see death; just as, there IS a people who BELIEVE (and are having that belief worked in them) that they DO NOT have to see death and go to the grave.
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” — I Cor. 15:51-53
This “we shall not all sleep”, are those who have learned and accepted and are having that knowing worked into them, that they are ALREADY RESURRECTED. They are being led of the Spirit to walk in resurrected life. We need to let go of all the fantasies, fables, and fleshly desires, regarding resurrection. It IS the “spiritually natural” thing to EXPECT the things that have attacked our body, in the past, to come to a nonexistence of being. There must come the knowing that we have within us that SUPERNATURAL OVERRIDING POWER of the One that we are ONE WITH.
Also, I know without a doubt, that those who have passed over Jordan, are STILL BEING TAUGHT. (see Life on Both Sides). When a person passes, they “awaken” on that side of Jordan, with the same beliefs that they had when they passed. The only thing that they don’t have to deal with is the decaying of a flesh body. They still believed that death had a power of them, and that must change. They must LEARN to HEAR the voice that calls to them, “Come forth.” I do not agree that they are automatically perfected, else, they would not still be where they are. Not only that, we are told, in Heb. 11:40, “…they WITHOUT us cannot be perfected.” This means that the FIRSTFRUITS MUST FIRST COME INTO COMPLETE AND FULL PERFECTION – HERE ON EARTH! And as long as that takes, here, they who are passed on, will remain in that realm of invisibility.
This is why I say that we should be more interested and concerned about the resurrection that we’ve already received, instead of keeping our thoughts on when the ones we love, will return.
Many are taking scriptures out of context and not realizing that we can no longer go by what the OT tells us about some thing.
Daniel 12:2, “Many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake”
I believe that this is where some folks get the idea that there are some who will not be resurrected to life, but, instead, are doomed to an eternity in hellfire. But, we must remember that, we cannot live under the dead letter of the OT. People KEEP INSISTING that we are to live the 10 commandments. It just is not true!! For if you break just ONE of them, you have broken them all. Not only have you broken them all, you are fallen from GRACE.” (Gal. 5:3-4)
There are people like Saddan Hussain; Hitler; and the men who are beheading prisoners in the middle east. Some Christians think these will not be resurrected, but, will spend eternity in hell. While it is true, there will be a “burning” that will take place within them, it’s the same “burning” that you and I have gone through, to arrive at where Father has us in Him, today. Everyone needs to, once and for all times, get it into their Spirit; the OT is just to show us life with MAN trying to take control of his own life. When all the time, it is not MAN’S life to begin with! This life is Father’s LIfe. We were bought with a high and dear price. This is HIS LIFE, regardless of what the carnal mind tells us. Look at what the NT, tells us.
John 5:28-29, “The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth,”
Do you see that NOT, “many” shall awake”, but “ALL” shall come forth? This is the price that Father paid, as the man Jesus. And He paid this price for ALL.
We talked about ranks and orders. Those on the other side has ranks and orders, the same as we do, here on earth.
1Cor.15:22-23 “as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.“ (Col. 1:18)
There is a Firstfruits company in the spirit realm as well as there is here on earth. And this is the “timing” of the coming forth of the dead, into the new body that they will receive. We know this because “first begotten” and “first fruits” implies MORE SONS. And the “firstfruits” show there is to be an “after-crop”, at harvest time. Just as there is a harvest time here on earth and the Firstfruits will come forth, and there will be others who are not in the Firstfruit Company of people. it is the same in the spirit, invisible realm.
Ok, let’s look at HOW we LOOK resurrection.
The Psalmist saith of Christ that “he was fairer than the children of men” (Psalm 45:2).
PS.103:5, “…thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
PS. 110:3, “…thou hast the dew of they youth.”
There are many scriptures that we can take hold of, and make them what we want them to be. And, this is just my opinion. We see what the Psalmist said about Jesus. “he was fairer…” This “fairer”, means “beautiful.” Now, do we really think that this “beautiful” was speaking of Jesus’ LOOKS? I don’t think so. We are told in the NT, that His looks, that Jesus was so comely that He would not have stood out in a crowd. Yet, He was beautiful. I believe this speaks of His nature, not His physical face.
Eph. 5:27, “……to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.“
I looked up this word, “wrinkle”. It pertains to the “face”. Now, this “face” is the face of the Body of Christ. It is a many-membered face. We know that there is a spiritual meaning for EVERY word in the bible. (Prov:22:20), that word “excellent” means “3 fold or 3 realms” of a word or understanding.)
The face is what is seen. In the natural, the face shows our happiness, peace, joy, hurt, depression, hate, etc. Just as the “heart” is not the muscle that beats in our chest. The heart is the mind. So, we need to be aware of these things. I am not saying that those changed, or resurrected WILL NOT regain the looks of a youth, but, I don’t think that’s what is being talked about in the bible.
Psalms talks about “regaining out YOUTH”. I don’t think, for one moment, that this is “our appearance’ is being talked about. I think that it is speaking of our DESIRE for Him, when we were first saved. That fire, that excitement, that longing to please Him and to be like Him. 1Timothy speaks of “youth”. We see, “youths” in the Lord everyday. But, that isn’t talking about an age or a look. Don’t we all know people that are a babe in the Lord, and they are in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s? When the bible speaks of “returning to your first love”, it isn’t talking about your first high school sweetheart.
Now, let me say this. I do know of people who are REGAINING YOUTHFUL looks, muscles, hair, without any effort on their part. They believe, in their hearts, that this is part of the CHANGING of the body. And I will NOT dispute their thinking. They are seekers, lovers of Him, and are walking into what Father made possible for us. All I can say, of myself, is this: I dont’ know enough about the changing of the body YET. What I do know and have experienced is VERY different from what I was taught, so NOTHING surprises me.
Now, regarding something that all are interested in. Will the resurrected come back as our husband, our wife, our children etc.? I, personally, DO NOT believe they will. We will/do have ONE HUSBAND (whether we’re male or female). I believe that as long as there are those who are not changed, or resurrected, yes, there will be the institute of marriage, here on earth.
As for those changed; they will be in the image of our Father. That image will be fully manifested through us. We WILL NOT love one person more than another. In the natural, we love our family MORE than others. But, we must look at our Pattern, Jesus.
Regarding His mother. In the natural, Mary was known as the mother of Jesus. And that was true in the natural. But, when Jesus, had regained consciousness of Who He was, and had always been, God, and that He was returning to that position, He said:
John 19:25-26, “Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, who he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son. Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And the disciple took her unto his own. (the word “home” is not in the original).
Mark 3:33-36, “And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? And he looked round about on them which sat about and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and my mother.”
We see that in the flesh Mary was His mother. But, as He ascended back to to that heavenly state of being, that He had been, before becoming a flesh man, He had no mother or Father, because HE WAS FATHER. When we are fully, as He is, HE is our Mother, Father, Spouse. HE is the ONE we are ONE with. He is the One we make love to. HE is OUR LIFE AND WE ARE HIS LIFE. We are not as the world is, even though we are IN the world. We are ALL brothers and sisters, because we all have the Same Father and Mother. In the natural, that would be considered incest to make love to our brother or sister. Why would He take us out of this worldly way, to put us right back in it after the change or resurrection? Yes, in the natural world, we have spouses, but, as we know, EVERYTHING in the Spirit is the opposite of the natural way of life. This natural life is just “symbols” of the Spiritual life. Sex, is a coming together, in the natural. It is a different coming together that we experience in the Spirit.
Gal. 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are ALL ONE, in Christ Jesus.”
Mark 12:25, “For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.”
1Cor. 7:39, “The wife is part of her husband as long as he lives…”
Luke 20:29-35, “There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also; and they left no children, and died. Last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? For seven had her to wife. And Jesus answering said unto them, The children OF THIS WORLD marry and are given in marriage, But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage.”
So, as I said, this in my opinion. No, the loved ones who see physical death, when resurrected, WILL NOT be our husbands and wives. But, as our sister Lorraine told me, “there could be a deeper understanding of this. If so, I pray Father show us.
BUT, most importantly, we need to concentrate on the resurrected life that we are NOW living in. Let us NOT be like those who resurrected when Jesus was crucified; rise from the “grave” of death and then fall back into the hold of death. Let our VISION be as Father’s is. We are being changed. We are experiencing it. BELIEF, BELIEF, BELIEF, everything that Jesus taught, He taught it MUST be BELIEVED into. Meditate day and night on what He tells us, regardless of how wrong we are accused of being in our beliefs; regardless of what the natural eyes see, BELIEVE HIM!! He loves us so very much, can’t we return that love to Him? He is so worthy of our love and our BELIEF in all that He said.
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