BY: LINDA KEITH
APRIL 20, 2003
I was ask to teach today, at our local fellowship. I’d like to share with you what Father brought forth.
In the Book of Revelation, we are told; “…the Lamb was slain before the foundation of the world.”
We KNOW that the slaying of the Lamb, is what gave us the Atonement. THE ATONEMENT WAS MADE THEN; BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD!!! Did you know that? The Atonement was made then, before the foundation of the world. Praise the name of Jesus, our Father!!
Now, we can think with the natural flesh mind or we can see with the spiritual mind, the mind of Christ. Guaranteed, there will be a different, seeing and understanding.
I’d like for you to turn to Romans 6:3-4.
(3) “Know ye not, that so many of us as are baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death.”
Now, we all know the story of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. And because of it, we have eternal life. Without Jesus’ death and resurrection, THIS WORLD would most likely have ended the way that the first world ended; in a mass of darkness and chaos. (Gen 1:2)
We notice here in verse 3 of Romans, that it clearly states that it was Jesus’ death that is being talked about, and who else’s? Ours.
(VS 4) “Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up FROM THE DEAD by the glory of the Father…”
The first thing we must see, here in verse 4, is that it was “CHRIST” THAT WAS RAISED, RESURRECTED.
We know that while in the flesh, Jesus was the Christ, of God. We also know that Christ cannot die!! Christ is the anointing of God, or God’s Life. Also, the old must die, for the new to rise. “unless a seed fall into the ground…” Now, we know that what’s being talked about, is “our old man” dying. Jesus NEVER had an “old man”. Jesus was God, BEFORE, He was the Son. (John 17:4-5) So, there was no “old” for Jesus to rise in place of.
John 17:4-5 tells us that, when Jesus resurrected, He re-turned to the position of being, Father God.
John 17:4-5, “I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gaveth me to do. And NOW, O Father, glorify thou me WITH THINE OWN SELF, WITH THE GLORY WHICH I HAD WITH THEE BEFORE THE WORLD WAS.”
Also, IS 9:6, tells us the names that JESUS would be known by.
IS 9:6, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a SON is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, Father, The Prince of peace.”
Now, some folks seem to have a hard time grasping this Truth. But, there are other scriptures, which give fact to this Truth; and John is just another one.
John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word WAS GOD.”
Jesus was raised as the Father, which HE had always been; but as the Son, He had laid aside His Deity, for the purpose of laying a pattern for us to walk into. (Phil 2:5-8, 1Tim 3:16)
Jesus resurrected as Who He had been, Father. But look at Rom 6 again.
(VS) 4 “But like as CHRIST was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father.”
Christ resurrected, God’s Anointed One resurrected, in place of our old man, who had died. (Rom 6:6, Gal 2:20).
Notice, it doesn’t say “JESUS Christ”, was raised, it says “Christ”. In the previous verse, verse 3, Paul said “Jesus Christ”; it was JESUS Christ’s death, but he did not say “JESUS” in verse 4. He also goes back to “Jesus” Christ in verse 11. Folks, we must watch the way things are said. We can take NOTHING for granted.
Now, just as The Lamb was slain before the foundation of the world, yet, it did not manifest UNTIL 2000 years ago; our resurrection, as God’s Christ, took place 2000 years ago, but is just NOW manifesting in the earth realm. There were 2 dimensions to the resurrection; Jesus’ resurrection back to being Father God, and us resurrecting from the old man to new creatures, Father’s Christ, or His anointed Body of Christ, with Jesus, our Father as the Head.
I want to make it clear, I am NOT TAKING AWAY from Jesus’ death and resurrection and the finished work of the cross, because as I said, without Him, NONE of this could have happened. And as I ALSO said, you can see this with the flesh mind or you can see it with the mind of Christ, (as Father permits). Father is showing us, more and more, who we are. We can take it or MISS it, until the other side of the river, Jordan, which symbolizes death. We are Spirit beings, and we’re at the place, when we should think and see ALL by the Spirit, not the natural flesh mind. Some will, some won’t. So be it.
I praise and give thanks and glory to my Father, for the showing us of who we are. AND for the showing that we have NEVER been separated from Him. How can HE be separated from Himself?
Gen 1:26 tells us that “man was created in the image of God.“
John 4:24 tells us that “God is Spirit”. Man’s true being, is a spirit being, living in a flesh body, with a soul.
Now, if you look at Gen 1:2, it tells us that the world (the first world) was a mass of darkness and chaos. (in the Hebrew). And ALL that God created in Chapter, is in the form of spirit. How do we know this?
In Gen 1:26 “God created man.”
Now there was NOTHING for God to create man from EXCEPT HIMSELF!!! The world that God had created, in verse 1, had come to destruction, a chaotic darkness. Genesis tells us that God BROODED over it. God created man from the VERY SUBSTANCE that God was, HIMSELF, a SPIRIT. God took a “part” of Himself and created man. Another way to know that man was created in as Spirit, we see in Chapter 1 that God created man, right?
In Chapter 2:5 it shows, AGAIN, that God created the earth and heavens, and yet “THERE WAS NO MAN TO TILL THE GROUND”, and we see in 2:7 that God “FORMED'” the man!! There weren’t 2 men, folks. No. Man was created a Spirit being, out of God’s very substance and Being, and THEN was FORMED in another state, a flesh state
I want to repeat this. WE MUST KNOW who and what we are.
Gen 2:1, “Thus the heavens and the earth were FINISHED…” This was in Spirit form. “All things come out of (the word “of” means, out from within) God.“
(4) “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
(5) And every plant of the field before it was in the earth and every herb of the field before it grew, for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth AND THERE WAS NOT A MAN TO TILL THE GROUND.”
ALL that was created up to this point was in the Spirit realm. And THEN, in verse 7, God FORMED man of the dust of the earth.”
I’m not going into everything, here, but what I wanted you to see, is that MAN WAS CREATED OUT OF THE SUBSTANCE, THE BEING OF GOD!! He remains the same created being that HE WAS CREATED. GOD CANNOT CHANGE!! We are part of God’s very being, and God isn’t separated and has never been separated from HIMSELF!! US!! Amen!! And by the LAMB BEING SLAIN even BEFORE all of this creating took place, the Atonement has always been there!! Even when Adam “fell”, the Atonement was in place. So, where did Adam (mankind) “fall?” He fell INTO THE ATONEMENT! Ponder this folks. It clears up a lot of untrue thinking that we’ve been taught
Our problem is that we look in the natural, not the way Father sees it. It all happened at ONE TIME, for lack of a better word. When HE says, “there are a people for who there is NO TIME,” this is what HE”S speaking of. Look at it like this. When the time changed from AD to BC, did the world stop, did the clocks stop working? NO! We must look at the WHOLE PICTURE and see it as Father does. There are those who say, “we are human beings and must go by that fact”. But I tell you, WE ARE SPIRIT BEINGS and must see it as Father does. The ONLY thing human about us is this flesh body. When it collapses, the true us goes on living, ETERNALLY, IF we haven’t been changed into the glorified body, we simply pass over into the realm that we started out in, the Spirit realm!
So today, we here, at this fellowship are celebrating OUR RESURRECTION and giving thanks to Father God for HIS RESURRECTION, as JESUS; and for our resurrection, as Christ, His Son. AMEN
“One man manifesting Christ, is better than 100 men preaching about Him. May Christ Manifest in You, Daily.
And “Now” we are wearing the seamless garment, a thought garment, woven without a break of His high realization of Truth. “Now” His Truth has both interlaced the substance of both our spiritual and body consciousness. Praise, Praise His Holiness, Lord Jesus Christ!
**All articles, sent by Lord’s Light Ministries, are what the author was led to write. This ministry neither condones nor condemns; you must let the Spirit show revelation. Blessings,
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