THE MANIFESTATION OF FATHER
BY: LINDA KEITH
AUGUST 24, 2005
It seems that ALL of our lives we have been WAITING for the MANIFESTATION of the Holy One. I was speaking with a sister that made me stop and do some thinking. All alone, no disturbances, just thinking. I’m sure it was like that we Father’s ideas came to Him, about creation. First, He thought, then He spoke those thoughts into being. That includes us.
Now, the written Word tells us that we are created IN HIS LIKENESS AND IMAGE. I have really been seeking Father and thinking about this. In His Image. That means that we are created, exactly as He is. And the written Word also, tells us that He never changes. To me, that means, being the Substance that we are, WE never changed. We just believed what we were told by the carnal mind and the church of religion.
In Colossians 2:9-10, we are told that WE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM.
In John 1:16, that WE have received ALL OF HIS FULLNESS.
We have been listening AND BELIEVING that we need to wait for these Words to manifest. But, do we? Or are we injecting our religious “ideas” of what we SHOULD BE, take away our focus from what Father is telling us, and of what we really are?
We are told in 1Corinthians 2:16, that we HAVE the Mind of Christ. And some will say, “well look how we think sometimes.” Well, I have come to the conclusion that it is UP TO US to keep that mind coming forth from us, or allowing ourselves to fall back down to the place of the carnal mind.
A couple of weeks ago, I was going through something really rough. And I got really discouraged. I was TELLING Father this and that and how tired I was of nothing changing and yatta yatta yatta. About 3 days later, I heard Father say, “where have you been?” I thought, “where have YOU been?” (as if just thinking a thing would keep Him from hearing me). Duh!!! Then it really hit me. When Father said, “where have you been?”, He was telling me, “when you are in that carnal mode, you don’t see or hear me, because flesh and blood cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” I knew then, that when I ALLOW myself, my mind to fall back into the carnal I CANNOT hear Him and He doesn’t hear me. He sees and hears me AS HE CREATED ME. And not only does He see me that way, I AM THAT WAY!!
2Peter 1:2-4 tells us that we WERE given ALL THINGS that brings forth life and godliness. We not only have the knowledge of Him; WE HAVE HIM AS OUR LIFE!! This is where the ONENESS comes into play, His Life is our Life and our Life is His Life, because there is no other Life. He is all in all.
We saw for ourselves that Father has given us ALL THINGS, and listen, THAT INCLUDES HIS LIFE!! Now, why aren’t we using what is within us? Did He place all this in us, to just sit and glory in it? No, I don’t think He did. I’m not asking for everyone to agree with me, but, I think that we are ALL THAT WE’RE EVER GOING TO BE. It is just the believing of this that is going to change things in the world. You see, THIS world is to be HIS WORLD. It IS His world. All things are as much under our feet as they were under the feet of Father, when He walked this earth as the flesh man, Jesus.
It is a KNOWING that we must have. Oh yes, we are going to have to come away from some of the brethren UNTIL they receive this KNOWING. We have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting. It’s been 2000 years since God manifested in the flesh to PROVE to us what we are and have within us. And we’ve had it all since BEFORE the foundation of the world!! But, we listen to MAN!! Why haven’t we learned that MAN KNOWS NOTHING!! Nothing but the carnal.
Listen, with what we KNOW, right now, without a doubt, why aren’t we using that thing that we KNOW? And I know there is the thought, “well I have to hear Father tell me to do this or do that”, well, if we are HIS LIFE, our thoughts ARE HIS THOUGHTS!!! But we keep waiting for some supernatural thing to happen. Folks, it HAS HAPPENED! It happened BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD! Sure, there was a time when we didn’t understand Who we are, but, we KNOW NOW!! So, what’s the deal with doing NOTHING?
Didn’t He tell us, when He brought us forth from within HIMSELF, to go and TAKE DOMINION OF ALL THINGS? He was just talking to hear Himself talk. We’ve gotten caught up in doctrines. First, the salvation doctrine, then the Sonship doctrine, and then the WAITING doctrine, and now the finished works doctrine. We need to allow ourselves to get caught up into HIM!! And KNOW it IS HIM walking in this body that we have been calling ours, while we kept Him at arm’s distance. We need to see each other as He is. Like a friend said, “when we put titles on people we limit ourselves as to how we see them”. And that’s true.
We keep asking ourselves, how can all the terrible things that are happening, happen? You want to know why? Regardless of what anyone else is doing or going to do or would do or what they wouldn’t do in any situation, is that any reason for us to not do what we know to do? Why don’t we step out from the unbelieving Christians and do what God would do? Why aren’t we healing others? Why aren’t we leaving all things, to be about the earth allowing Father to be seen by all? Had we rather sit in a meeting and talk about what we are going to do when HE is manifested? Listen, today, right now, we are the VERY EXPRESSION of our Father. There is no way we can get around this.
Some will say, “well the process isn’t finished in us yet”, and if that’s what we are believing then we are calling God a liar. He tells us that we WERE brought forth IN HIS IMAGE and then again He tells us that AS HE IS IN THIS WORLD, SO ARE WE! Folks, we can’t have it both ways. You want to know why so much horrible things are happening? It’s because God sent SOMEONE to do something about it and they didn’t and aren’t.
Our mind is not where it should be. You know, it isn’t hard to stay in the Spirit. After all, we ARE Spirit Beings. Doesn’t the written Word tell us that God is a Spirit, and there is only ONE SPIRIT, and that we came forth in His image? We are caught up with our “earthly” possessions. I know that some will say, “oh that’s not true”, but it is. We worry about paying rent, bills, food, clothes etc. Then apparently we don’t hold to the belief that if He will feed a sparrow, He’ll do even more for us?
A precious sister and I were talking, the other night on the phone. And we got on the subject of what “our ministry or our calling is”. But the truth of it is, that the ONLY calling and ministry that we have been called to is to KNOW that we are Father’s expression, His life, that ONENESS that makes us what He is. We may PREFER a particular ministry or work, but, we have ONLY ONE purpose, to be what He is.
I like what a sister sent to Floyd Watson, after she had read my last article. She said: quote: “I’ve been hearing this same message. It’s faint and as fast as it comes to me, I try to grab a hold of it, and I try to reason it and consider it, and I can’t. So, I surrender in trust and know it is true.”
I had a minister who is a “scholar” make the remark that the people I minister to are “weak minded”. But, you see that is what we have called “something from a man of wisdom” and followed after this wisdom holder and began the WAITING with him.
But, there is a people and they ARE hearing and KNOWING Who they are. NOTHING OR NO ONE can keep us from knowing TRUTH. But, I want to tell you something. I love ministering to people who take what Father speaks to them, whether they hold the full understanding at that particular time or not, and KNOWS THAT HIS WORD IS TRUTH and are willing to hold onto it UNTIL understanding is given.
He has always taken a people out of a people and led them further into the awakening of HIM IN US. And if you recall, in the last article that I sent out, I said that there was a “restlessness” in the Body of Christ. What that restlessness is, is that there is a KNOWING that we are manifesting the FRUIT that comes from being ONE with Him. We are awakening to the knowing that if WE don’t do something, then NOTHING will be done.
Now, for those of you who don’t know, let me make it clear: When I say WE, I am not talking of those who think they are mere mortal men; I am speaking to those who know who they are. I want to make sure that this is understood.
WE need to stand up in the power and the authority that we have and make this world a kingdom that has become HIS KINGDOM! We need to seek, and listen and do. No matter how crazy we may think something sounds, when we hear Him we need to move in Him, not just sit and wait for others to it, and then join them.
Some who believes in the finished works claim to be walking as Him, and yet they still have a separation between Him and Jesus. Let’s drop the doctrines. Let’s do what we hear. Let’s not worry about what others will think of us, let’s just get and keep ourselves in that Spirit realm, HIM. All we have to do, when the carnal mind tries to jump up, is just rebuke it,and get right back into that focus of HIM. We have made things so hard with our religious thinking. He doesn’t want religious people; He wants people who know who they are and ACT LIKE IT.
All of us, teachers and preachers, have taught that all the horrible things that are happening is “God allowing it to happen, so He can use it for the good of someone”. Well, let me say right now, I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS ANYMORE. He is LOVE. And yes, love includes correction; but not horror. How many times have we suspected that someone is being abused, or raped, or tormented; but we won’t say anything because we can’t prove it? So, we sit there KNOWING within ourselves that this thing is happening, and don’t do or say anything because we don’t want to make anyone angry with us, or maybe sue us. When it happens, it is US that allowed it, not God. HE gave us discernment, and power and authority to take dominion of these things. Didn’t He? Or is He just living His Life through us, with no power and authority. How many women are being beaten? And how many men are being accused falsely? Why aren’t we using the discernment that we have? When we KNOW that people need help, why aren’t we giving to them and depending on Him to take care of His own Life? Either we don’t believe we are His Life, or we do. Which is it? Saying it isn’t enough.
Jesus was the example of Sonship. He did what He KNEW had to be done. He didn’t care it folks got mad at Him or not. He was laying an example to be followed by BELIEVERS!
I like what another sister said: quote: “totality of the manifestation of God is found in the evidence of all of Creation… every minute, detail of it… and we are simply just another form of the evidence of the manifestation of God… or in other words… Behold the Lord in all that He has created!! The works of His hands are the evidence of Him… to all the world!!! ”
I say, AMEN AND AMEN!! Do you know how you’re going to see God? By looking into the face of someone!!
Here is something else that a sister said: Quote: “The “restlessness” that you mention is not only about to be felt in the humanity of God’s creation but it’s also in the earth as a whole and the universe as well. There is evidence all around us about these things… the whole creation is experiencing this “restlessness”…. and God is at the helm of it all! The very foundations of the world are once again being shaken as only God can shake them, and we’re experiencing the same “restlessness” as is all of creation! The traditions of all things are being broken all around us… not only in religion, but in science, geology, and many other elements of creation. The traditions of not having “tornadoes” in areas are changing and there are tornadoes coming, more people are being attacked by sharks and other animals than before, we’re seeing earthquakes and strange temperatures in parts of the world that have been traditionally different, and religion and humanity as a whole is experiencing the same thing. Killers that have been a plague on humanity are being caught now after years and years of going free. Those that were killed and imprisoned falsely years ago are being set free… traditions in every aspect of creation are being changed… broken… and done away with. What has been traditionally “known” about our universe also has changed with the discovery of a new planet and new stars that have never been seen before or considered possible. It is everywhere… creation is manifesting the power of God and the glory of God and it seems so new to us because we’re able to experience it, but it’s only new to us. It is the guarantee of the continuim of “life” that God “intelligently designed” and has purposed from it’s existence! We are seeing as always creation exalting God and we’re just a small minute detail of it all! It’s wonderful and beautiful and there is so much to be seen and learned through all of it! ”
Another thing that was said: Quote: “That’s the point… the discussion that we have with each other are to awaken in us the “thinking” that brings forth the evidence of what is! I understand totally what you mean… you see when discussions like what we’re having starts… I just let God pour through me with not only the questions, but the statements and then I have to go back and read them myself, for there is always something more in them for me as well. Yes, you’re right… it is going to take much “thinking” (reasoning with God), asking and demanding… so you go for it dear sister... and I encourage you to share with me whatever it is that God allows you to share!! Have a wonderful day…”
There will be much more of this coming forth. So, I just ask that you do some thinking and reasoning with Father. Allow Him to make you know that you are as He is; you contain ALL that He is; don’t ask anyone, ask Him. Depend on HIM
The first thing we HAVE to get out of us, is the fact that Father sees the evil in the world. He does not. It is only
the NATURAL MIND that tells us that something is evil. That goes for GOOD, also. He doesn’t see good and evil. All He sees is Himself in those who came out from within Him.
If you read Genesis, you find that ALL that God created, He was well pleased with it. You see, God does not look at “good” the way the natural mind does. And all the “evil” in this realm that we blame on God is a change in thinking that causes us to see “evil”. You see, when we died on the cross with Jesus and was resurrected, ALL that was of the natural world, was brought back to the original creation of it. The problem has been with US. The way we see things. The WAITING for GOD to do something. And as you know, HE FINISHED HIS WORK!! That work includes the fallen natural way of seeing things. WE choose to see whatever we see. He destroyed the works of the fallen thinking. And NOW, He is waiting upon us to realize this, and to choose which eye we will see through.
Now, I know that we’ve been taught that we have no choice in what we do. This is wrong. This is a difficult subject. Choice. Free will. Now, everyone has their own thoughts on this subject, and this is what I believe. I believe that we do get to experience the choice of our will. We choose and choose and go thorough whatever those choices bring along with them, UNTIL, our will becomes Father’s will. And it will. You see that’s Father’s plan: for us to realize WHO we are and to WILL, DO, and THINK as Him. You see, we have never changed from what He brought us forth as. It is MAN and CARNAL THINKING that has convinced us that we are a different being. The mind has power to make us believe a lie, but, that power is nothing compared to the Mind of Christ. There are some who are waking up to this.
You see, when we are focused on HIM, we do not see anything different from what He says it is. This is what we call “being in the Spirit”. I believe that we have “religionized” that phrase. “Being in the Spirit.” Some think that in order to be in the Spirit, or to appear to be in the Spirit, they have to talk a language that “they” consider “spiritual.” You see, we are the exact thing that came forth from Him. God experiences life in a body, through us. You could say that He experiences HIMSELF through us. Those that are funny, He experiences funniness; those that are clever, He experiences cleverness through them; those who talk with a twang, like I have, HE experiences talking with an accent. He experiences EVERYTHING about HIMSELF through us and the personality that was given to us. We need to be honest in His Presence. He doesn’t want us to be religious; He wants to experience ALL that He created, as it was created. If you were raised talking as though you came straight out of the King James Bible, then that’s how He wants to experience that way of Himself. But, if you talk that way because you think that what and how He wants all to talk, you’re wrong. He wants Himself to be the way YOU came forth.
Do you know what He says to you? “You are my beloved, in whom I am well pleased, just the way you came forth.” Let Him experience Himself the way HE wants to through you. You see, we don’t have to put on any kind of an act, because are as He is!! He loves the different traits within each of us. He loves the different experiences He experiences through each of us.
I will tell you something else. He does not see ANY of us as stupid, or uneducated. He KNOWS better, because He has told us, “you have the mind of Christ”. Do you believe that there is anything stupid in the life of our Father? Of course not. We may all not be scholars, according to the flesh way of thinking, but, not ONE person knows any more than another! We ALL have the Mind of our Father. Oh, in the natural, some may APPEAR to have more knowledge than others, but, it’s NATURAL knowledge that they have. There’s nothing wrong with knowing THINGS, but, Spiritually, no one is any more knowing than anyone else. I mean, think about it. There are people who are so very educated, but, they cannot drop the natural knowledge enough to allow HIS TRUTHS come forth in them. So, they SMARTLY say that they are WAITING for Father to do something else. While it is FATHER waiting on US to take what is within us and use it to show HIM to the world. His plan was to have HIMSELF in ALL people. With HIS thoughts; His will; His love; His KNOWING! And that plan IS here, whether some want to admit it or not.
Just think about it. It is God walking in these bodies that we have called, “our life”. Do you think that Father REALLY wants things in the mess that we “see” in this world? Some, including myself, have taught that the “evil” is to bring us to Him. But, I don’t think so anymore. I am waking up. If God didn’t want “evil” in the world, He would not have made a world that has evil in it. And guess what? HE DIDN’T! We are told, “ALL that God creates, HE CREATES PERFECT!!”
HE didn’t bring forth the “evil”. MAN DID. Man and their thinking. Man and the SEEING of things.
Who is going to heal the sick? Who is going to change the way the world thinks? Who is going to SEE things as Father sees it? WE ARE! How? By using what is within us. Why haven’t we done it? Because we have been so religious. We’ve gone around saying, “oh I believe that the POWER of Father is within me. I believe that I can do all things through Christ Jesus!” Then to put it bluntly, WHY IN THE HELL HAVEN’T WE BEEN DOING IT? The truth of the matter is, is that we have been listening to “religious crap.” FROM MAN, telling us that we have no part to pay in this plan of God!! Well, if it’s “in Him I live, in Him I move, and in Him I have my BEING” then where do people get it that we have nothing to do with it all? Folks, we’ve listened to MAN long enough. When a thought comes to you, that others might tell you, “you’re crazy, YOU can’t do that…” DO IT!! We can’t look any more peculiar than we do right now! We call ourselves “Christians”. Do you know what it means to be a Christian? It means that you are CHRIST, and your being is in Him. It’s time to wake up and forget what ANYONE says, and do what HE says.
Let me ask something. If you thought that you heard His voice tell you, while you were out shopping: “Go to ITALY…“ Would you say, “oh well I have to go home first and tell my husband or wife, and my kids where I’m going; and I have to do this or do that”? 9 out of 10 people would do just that. Is that what we call, “following the Spirit?” It’s like the rich man who wanted to follow Jesus, and when Jesus said, “well do this and do that,” the rich man said, “well, I have my dad to take care of, and …”, and He went his way, instead of the way of Jesus. Think about it. You might say, “Linda that’s crazy.” Well, it might be, but it’s either really wanting to show forth Father to the world, or it’s taking care of business as usual. I don’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings, but honestly, I’m sick of the way Christians have been.
Do you honestly believe that if you walk by a starving child, that it is GOD’S DESIRE for us to walk on by and say, “if Father didn’t want this child this way, He wouldn’t let the child starve”. HOGWASH!! You know that this is the truth; we worry about our family more than we do about anyone else. Does that sound like Father? I thought that we are told “I am no respector of persons!!” Do we really TRUST HIM to take care of whoever we are to leave and go help the other person? We give excuses like, “well it’s MY responsibility to take care of my family”. Folks, our RIGHT is to do as Father wants things done. That doesn’t sound too religious, does it? Well, I believe we’re in the day, better still, WE ARE THE DAY, when we let go of religion and start staying “in the Spirit”. And to REALLY depend on HIM to take care of all.
What really is BEING IN THE SPIRIT? Well, I’ll tell you, it’s not, having to work it up. It’s not sitting in some meeting and singing about caring for others, and leave those who are hungry, starve, while we go right on singing. Our PRAISE to Father IS BEING what we truly ARE. I think that we can call “being in the Spirit”, an attitude.
In Pentecost, we use to say, “this one has a SPIRIT OF GREED.” It wasn’t a SPIRIT, it was an attitude of greed. It was caring more about money and ourselves, than we care about giving. And I don’t mean GIVING TO THE CHURCH! I wonder what would happen if we had a dying person put in our path, and we stayed and spoke LIFE to that person until it manifested? I know, some will think that I’ve completely lost my mind. Well, you know what? I sure hope so. Because I’m tired of using God as an excuse for not doing what I CAN DO because of HIS POWER within me.
You know, if we allow it, the Mind of Christ will lead us in every step that we take. When the carnal mind tells us something is crazy, do exactly what Jesus said to those thoughts, “Get thee behind me SATAN!” And then let HIS thoughts keep us occupied. You know, we were told, “OCCUPY until I come.“ We haven’t been doing this. You want to know when He is going to come? Well, it when you allow Him to.
You know, me and other people are sick of religion. Preaching to others about how much we know, but, never doing it. People are sick of church. Because they’ve been sitting there for hundreds of years saying, “one day…”. Why did Father make us in His image? Why did He fill us with Himself? Why did He place His power within us? Why did He put knowledge of ALL things within us? Why did HE tell us, “You are COMPLETE IN ME? Do you think that maybe He was just bored? I don’t think so. It was because He wanted us to know what PERFECTION is! He wants a world that IS HIM BEING SEEN. HE wants to see the whole world awakened to WHO they are.
These are some things that are pretty clear, that He told us:
IS 45:11, “Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.”
Now, I want to ask you something. Who are the Hands of God? WE ARE. God is a Spirit, Spirits do not have hands, as we know hands. We are His Body. We are His Hands. He tells us, “concerning the work of my hands COMMAND YE ME!”
Now, Who is talking here? God is. He is telling US to COMMAND the works of HIS hands. WE are to command OURSELVES when it comes to the works that we are to do.
This word, “command” means: to constitute, enjoin, appoint, bid, give a charge, send a messenger, put in order.
Now, WHO is told to do these things? We are. WE ARE His Hands. And WE are to constitute, give a charge, put in order, COMMAND the works of His, done through His Hands. These things that we are to do, IS NOT through the carnal, religious thoughts, but through His thoughts in us. We KNOW the difference in His thoughts and the thoughts of the carnal mind! Come on! Which thoughts are these? Say we see a suffering child, and we wonder, what are we to do. One thought would be, “well God is allowing this child to suffer either to bring someone where He wants them, or it’s because this child is a heathen”. Another thought would be, “suffer the little children to come unto Me.” Now, which thought is Father’s thought? You see, as His Hands, we are to show Father and His love and desire for this child. Does God want that child to starve? I really don’t think so.
IS 45:18, “For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens: God Himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it NOT in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is NONE else!!”
THERE IS NONE ELSE BUT HIM!!! I don’t care what the carnal mind tells us, ALL ARE HIM. Let’s look at Psalms.
PS 17 VS 1-3 Hear the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. (2) Let my sentence come forth from thy presence: let thine eyes behold the things that are equal. (3) Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. (4) Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I HAVE KEPT ME FROM THE PATHS OF THE Destroyer.”
Now, look at this: “let my sentence come forth from thy presence:” Where is God’s presence? It is within us. We are the temple of God. What is our sentence? It’s His IMAGE. That Image has to come forth from within us. His thoughts are there, ALL of Him is there. How did WE keep ourselves from the paths of the destroyer? By believing what the WORD says about the destroyer, not what the church is still pushing on the people. The devil, or destroyer IS DESTROYED. (Heb 2:14-15). Our sentence is HIS PLAN. HIS TRUTH ABOUT WHO WE ARE! What does MAN show us?
VS 10, “They are enclosed in their own fat; with their mouth they speak proudly.”
Man and their teachings tell us that we are dreaming. That we are in a cult. That WE are NOTHING. But, folks, let this SPIRIT tell you, we ARE ALL THAT FATHER IS!, As long as we believe that we can do nothing, we won’t. As long as we go on WAITING for God to do what has to be done, we’ll go right on waiting, because His work is finished and all we have to do is walk into it. That Being that is HIS image, is within us.
VS 14, “From men which are thy hand, O Lord, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.”
Men are His Hand. But they don’t know it. YET! MAN are having their portion in this life, because they don’t realize that Who they are. But notice, HIS TREASURE is what is truly filling the belly (most inner place). And it will come forth, when they realize that the carnal mind has had them fooled. There are those who have been AWAKENED!
VS 15, “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness, I shall be satisfied, WHEN I AWAKEN WITH THY LIKENESS!”
We ARE awakening in His likeness, because some are KNOWING WHO THEY ARE. Praise His Name!! Be like Job, DESIRE TO REASON WITH GOD!! (Job 13:3) Look up that word, “reason.” Reason with Him and ask, argue, contend and all the rest. Don’t you want to know if it is God’s will for children to suffer violence, or starve. Reason with Him, and ask, are we to sit and WAIT and die, because we listen to the proud-ness of MAN and their knowledge.
Folks, we are to do what God would do. We ARE His life. As He is in the present arrangement, so are we. We are One with Him. We are complete in Him. We have received ALL that He is. We know all things. And we have the power to allow it come forth or to keep it hidden because we LIKE this present arrangement. We ARE the Day of the Lord.
I am closing this article by sharing some things that I have received from other “atoms,” or members of Father’s
But let me say this. The Firstfruits ARE TO BE THE ONES who stand up and show the world Father’s Works through those who have come to know WHO and WHAT they are, and what is in ALL of us, simply because we are What HE made us to be. We MUST stand up and take the dominion that Father told us to take, as we HAVE HIS THOUGHTS, WE/HE must speak them. We ARE NOT taking God’s place, we are in UNITY WITH HIM, as Jesus prayer for.
Yes, for God who SAID let light shine out of darkness! … God SPOKE a word of destiny, a word of FAITH, into every man and it is this word of destiny, the seed-potential of Christ that we must call forth out of people. Like the Father who “called forth light out of darkness” we must be those who release the “word of faith” that is filled with the HOPE of becoming who God created us to be! “The Word, God’s message IN Christ, is near you, on your lips and in your heart; that is, the Word – the message, the basis and object – of faith, which we preach.” (Rom. 10:8 Amplified Bible)
So the faith that pleases God is the word of destiny, the word of FAITH, the deposit of Christ that He has spoken into us. I’ll say it again, the only thing that really pleases God is Himself, and He is looking for the deposit of Himself to be birthed and formed within US! As this happens, we in turn are birthed into a whole different realm of existence IN Christ, IN the Kingdom. “For IN Him we live, and move, and have our being… For we are also His offspring… we are the offspring of God.” (Acts 17:28-29)
During this time of transition and birthing, when it seems that “we are pressed on every side, yet not straitened; perplexed, yet not unto despair; pursued, yet not forsaken; smitten down, yet not destroyed…” (2 Cor. 4:7-9), let us keep in mind that we are in the birthing of our destiny! And what is it that we are expecting? … let us remember that “to as many as received Him, He gave the power to BECOME SONS of God… who owe their birth neither to bloods, nor to the will of the flesh, nor to the will of man, but to God – they are BORN OF GOD!” (John 1:12-13 Amplified Bible) Perhaps it is time to take a deep breath and PUSH! … Come forth, Sons of God!
Whatever we RECOGNIZE we give our power (of God in us) TO EXIST, if we are AGAINST SOMETHING by recognizing it we give it NEGATIVE POWER and if we are FOR SOMETHING BY RECOGNIZING IT WE GIVE IT POSITIVE POWER, WHICH IS ALL BY GOD WITHIN US CREATING BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE POWERS, that dreadful duality of the natural mind that brought upon us all mortal death. We create and have created ALL THINGS BY OUR ALL POWER BY GIVING SOMETHING ELSE POWER THAT ACTUALLY HAD NONE, UNLESS WE GAVE IT. We HAVE ALL POWER, but we gave it to some enemy to oppose us WITHOUT KNOWING IT, ALL TO STAND UP TO OUR GIANTS TO SHOW WE ARE GREATER than them, a power display of our own making by lacking wisdom. Our power is by OUR INDWELLING FATHER OF ALL LIGHT AND LIFE. We (God in us) are the creators of all things, WE CREATED HOW GREAT THE GIANTS ARE or we establish that the giants are nothing AS WE BRING THEM DOWN TO THE PIT, or THE FIRE, or GROUND AS DUST, by taking their power from them that WE ACTUALLY GAVE
THEM IN OUR DARKENED MINDS, all by the power of RECOGNIZING THEM as something. We did IT ALL, they done nothing, don’t exist, except in our minds BY OUR CREATING THEM. OUR OWN FEARS CREATED THE GIANTS, GIVING THEM POWER. So that we can confront every one of them to show that they are NOTHING, NON-EXISTING as so called giants. My, such great truth in Christ.
In 1966, I saw many angels/servants/preachers, all the same, preaching FEAR so to gather a KINGDOM TO THEMSELVES from the fear they generated in the peoples’ heart and I was told that those kingdoms will fall by the SAME FEAR USED TO BUILD THEM, and it as made very clear to me THAT I WAS NOT TO USE FEAR, BUT RATHER THE POWER OF LOVE AND OF A SOUND MIND, A KINGDOM THAT CANNOT AND WILL NOT FALL. By scaring little children (people of Israel), of the awesome giants the, TEN SPIES LOST THEIR PROMISED “ETERNAL LIFE IN JESUS,” so did the total adult generation coming out of Egypt. The NEW GENERATION crossed the river with Joshua and Caleb. Our “LAST ENEMY”, being MORTAL DEATH is a giant in our promised land THAT WE MUST EXPOSE AS POWERLESS, being only by the POWER WE GAVE IT, THAT BY LIGHT WE LEARN, TO RENDER IT AS NON-EXISTING, BY THE POWER WE GIVE, WE TAKE IT AWAY.
Consider this, God is the God of all creation, but HE IS NOT THE FATHER OF ALL CREATION, for Jesus said, “EVERY VINE THAT MY FATHER HAS NOT PLANTED SHALL BEROOTED UP”. Your giant may be a GREAT TRUTH IN JESUS, YOUR SAVIOR, and THAT ONLY BY YOU FACING THAT GIANT CAN YOU LEARN THAT TRUTH.
“For now we SEE through a glass, darkly; but then FACE TO FACE…” (1 Corinthians 13:12) That word translated as to (as in face TO face) is pros in Greek, it means a preposition of direction, forward to, toward; it implies motion towards. It could easily be translated as face INTO face, to give us a more accurate picture. The mental picture I get is that of a computer graphics program where one face is being ‘morphed’ into another face. Jesus said, If you’ve seen Me you’ve seen the Father. He had been ‘morphed’ into the ‘face’ of His Father. The word often translated as transformed and transfigured in the New Testament is metaMORPHoo in Greek, and means to change into another form, to transform. It is the word used in Romans 12:2 as we are told to “be ye transformed (metamorphoo / transfigured) by the renewing of your mind.” It is also the word used in Matthew 17:2 as Jesus was “transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light.” The way that we are transfigured, changed into another form, is through the renewing of the mind. Renewing the mind has to do with how we SEE things. The un-renewed mind sees through a glass darkly, the perception is limited and blurred, but the renewed mind sees face INTO face.
When you think about it, the face is a very important part of the anatomy, especially when it comes to our interaction with the world around us. The face is the primary seat of our perception; it is where four out of five senses have their home. Our sight, sense of smell, taste and hearing all happen in and around our face. As we are ‘morphed’ into the ‘face’ of Christ, who is ‘morphed’ into the ‘face’ of His Father, we see things through His eyes, we speak His words, we hear what He hears and our ear is tuned to His voice. Then we have one ‘face’. We become the expression of His ‘Life.’ This sounds a lot like what Paul wrote in Philippians 1:21, “For to ME to live IS Christ…”
Paul speaks of this again in 2 Corinthians 11:3 as he writes, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the SIMPLICITY that is in Christ.” The word translated as simplicity, haplotes in Greek, means singleness; it is derived from the Greek word haplous, meaning a particle of UNION, folded together or SINGLE. Paul is saying we are to be in union, folded together or single IN Christ. This truth is echoed in 1 Corinthians 6:17, as it states, “But the person who is united to the Lord becomes ONE SPIRIT with Him.” (1 Corinthians 6:17 Amplified Bible) That sounds like ‘face INTO face’ to me! It’s really all about becoming ONE with Christ in union. Isn’t that what Jesus prayed for? “That they all may be ONE; as thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be ONE IN US:” (John 17:21) Isn’t that what Isaiah prophesied of also? “…Surely God is IN THEE; and there is none else, there is no God. Verily thou art a God that HIDEST thyself, O God of Israel, the Savior.” (Isaiah 45:14-15) Paul even tells us where He hides Himself, “Christ IN YOU, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27) The simplicity in Christ speaks of our union with Christ, thus being an expression of the ONE Life of Christ as it is lived through us.
The temptation that the serpent offered to Eve was thus, “Ye shall be as gods.” (Genesis 3:5) The thing is, they were ALREADY like God; “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.” (Genesis 1:27) Because they were already like God, the real temptation was that they would become SEPERATE gods, rather than being an expression of the Life of the ONE True God.
Seeing each other through His eyes and hearing each other with His ears is only possible when we are truly IN Christ. When I am IN, what I consider to be HUMAN, wallowing in my carnality, I see ‘after the flesh’. When we are truly IN Christ, then we see each other through His eyes and see our Father’s ‘face’ in them. You see, the real objective here is “that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me…” (John 17:21) I believe that the world will not see God IN us until WE begin to see God in OURSELVES. Let us press into this ONENESS that Jesus prayed for! “At that day ye shall know that I am in My Father, and ye IN Me, and I IN you.” (John 14:20) May ‘that day’ be this day! After all, weren’t we told to take dominion of all things?
Yes we were and if you read about old ministers of the turn of the century they did a lot more things in a community to stop so call sin back then. And even a few were able to stop the events of Hitler’s schemes during WW-2. I have felt for a long time that we are falling down on the job, Oh, we are learning who we are and not doing much with it concerning our nation. WE HAVE HIS WORD, IN FACT SOME OF US ARE HIS WORD AND WE DON’T SEAM TO DO ANYTHING WITH IT. There are a lot of things we as a body should be taking AUTHORITY OVER and show this world who really is in charge. Amen
Num 25:6-13 And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 7] And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; 8] And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. 9] And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand. 10] And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 11] Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. 12] Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: 13] And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.
I believe we need to be more like Phinehas and watching and turn the tide for the people instead of these huge corporations. But then again that’s me; what do you think?
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