TESTIMONY of DALE THOMPSON
Greetings everyone in Christ our Lord,
Some of you do not know me so allow me to give you a short introduction. My name is Dale Thompson and I live by the Kingdom principles as a light to the world. I am truly convinced of sonship, and the unconditional love of God to all men. I am writing today to just share a little of what Father has put on my heart. I am sure that most of you have heard or read or ministered a similar message, but I felt it important to send this out to you today.
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It always amazes me and has dumbfounded me at a certain few statements that people write when sending me emails. Yet I guess because of the state of the world I can fully understand why people make these remarks. Such remarks as “I can’t believe that you have remained so close to the Lord so long” are not as surprising as “I can’t believe that you have stayed around so long and remained Christ-centered.”
What is perplexing about that statement is that what else would I do since my life has been transformed by the Spirit of God? I guess the decline in marriages and the lack of commitment in other areas of work, school, etc a failure to dedicate oneself or do the very best we can has been such a routine way of life for many – that to see me remain focused in my calling for over 25 years now just boggles the mind. But my hope is and has always been in Christ Jesus.
When I was apprehended by Christ Jesus many years ago I was just a teenager, yet I was a babe in Christ desiring the sincere milk of the word. And my Heavenly Father cradled me as a mother and fed me close to the paps until I could walk on my own. Isaiah 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? [them that are] weaned from the milk, [and] drawn from the breasts.
Father took me from the protection of motherly affection and sent me forth into the wilderness to show me the way to feed me strong meat to mature and complete my training. This training brought me from the innocence of youth to an understanding. Through the processing’s of trial and fire I have walked out my days believing every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. When I was a child I spoke as a child but now that I am a man (son of God) I have put away the foolish things. Where people get held up, where they stumble is with religion and the ideal of God rather than a relationship with Father. I no longer have to be taught as I once was because I have birthed a new nature that is Christ! At one time I could not bear the meat of the word which gives strength but because I have walked through the veil of flesh I recognize who I truly am in Christ. My life is hid in Christ and it is no longer I that live but it is Christ.
Many people today still worship the physical Jesus, a man, yet Paul says that 2 Corinthians 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we [him] no more.
We will never be able to grow in Christ until we realize that the man Jesus is dead and gone. He has been raised to a new life. So much of my thinking was seeing Jesus of Nazareth walking the shores of Galilee as a fleshly man. Yet this is not the man I know. I know the risen Savior. This is my true identity. The fleshly historical Jesus can be traced in His genealogy in the natural, yet the risen Christ has His beginnings in God. Knowing this I find that my true beginnings were in God, the Father, likewise. This understanding has improved my quality of life in the Kingdom.
I like what John Stolwyck wrote in a recent article “Contrary to present beliefs, when we ‘became’ Christians, we did not receive Jesus ‘into our life,’ but we received him ‘as our life’. One is improvement; the other is replacement.”
You see the man, Jesus, knew who He really was. He was God’s Son. This gave Him reason to judge no man after the flesh (John 8:15). Jesus was very misunderstood by those in His day and by modern contemporaries who would try to make Him less than what He is. The man Jesus understood His beginnings; He saw what was in the heart of man for He looked past their flesh, their faults and short comings. In truth, He neither came to condemn or judge what He saw in the natural for He knew the natural was temporal it was passing away. Rather He made it clear what His mission was. He was to seek and save them that are lost and to bring salvation to mankind.
Because of this quickening in my Spirit I no longer identify with the first Adam. The man of the garden is dead. I identify with the last Adam in which All men are included in Him. “For as in Adam (the first) all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive, BUT EVERY MAN in his own order. (1 Cor. 15:22-23)
I am in Christ and He is my reality far away from this illusionary world of corruption. When I use the word illusion I am merely saying “lie – temporary things” This is why such words as RE-birth, RE-born, RE-newed, RE-generated, RE-surrected, and RE-stored are used as my current spiritual condition. If I had not existed before this earthly life the prefix RE could not be used.
To confirm this truth look at Eph 1:3-4 “Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:”
If that verse is not enough to convince you of your spiritual beginnings then look at “But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:” (2 Thes. 2:13) This word beginnings means origin. Your origin goes back further than your natural birth for you came out of God!
This should delight you to no end to know that you were created and chosen in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath BEFORE ORDAINED that we should walk in them. (1 Peter 2:9 – Ephesians 2:10)
John Gavazzoni writes in his message called “Two Contrary Dimensions” and I quote
“The lie has existence, and in its obsession to counterfeit the economy of God, it births a counter incarnation. It is not a real birth, for only God can genuinely give birth. It is a “birthing” by vain imagination.”
Christ is the Truth. In Him, incarnately, the fullness of Deity and the totality of humanity live in the eternal bliss of perfect oneness. In the lie, that which God is not, and that which is the false persona of man, walk about in bodily form, illegitimately laying claim to the members of our body which, in truth, are “instruments of righteousness.”
The lie clings to and permeates our outer man (yet without essentially altering its God-composition) so that we do not appear to be like Christ. But “when He shall appear,” when His brilliance shall shine through the veneer, “we shall be like Him for we shall see him as He is.” We shall see Him as He is, as being who we are, that is, as including in Himself our true self, thus we shall be as we really are. In this outshining, even the lying impostor shall be reconstituted by the glory of God.” (end quote)
You were “called according to His purpose.“ (Romans 8:28) From out of the loins of Father God He brought you forth for this purpose!
REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE! God prepared you and loved you from the foundations of the world. (Matt 25:34 – John 17:24) As His workmanship God has known all His works from the beginning. (Acts 15:18) You are His WORKMANSHIP.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Your salvation is not based upon something you do. You don’t keep your salvation or remained saved because of something you do. Your salvation is a gift from God for HE HAS CHOSEN YOU! YOU DID NOT CHOOSE HIM! (John 15:16)
Before the world began He had already spoken to you about His purpose and His grace and you agreed. (2 Timothy 1:9) I agreed but I had forgotten once birthed into the natural world. But because of His revelation or unveiling in my heart I am now remembering.
REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE! The Lord knows who belongs to Him. According to the very Word we hold so dear we have been sealed from the foundation. (2 Timothy 2:19) His grace that brings salvation has appeared to all men. (Titus 2:11)
I will stand pure, holy, undefiled and blameless, and un-reprovable before Him every time I present myself to Him for I do not present Dale Thompson, I present the Christ, for the Christ is who I AM.
This is why after the long road of trials, tribulations, persecutions and rebuke I can continue pressing forward and living in the liberties because not only have I been saved from the law of sin and death I am free in Christ. If I had lived my entire life bound by what I see with the fleshly eyes I would have given up this mission after the first few albums. But Christ in me promised hope and hope makes us not ashamed. I do not struggle, I do not strive, I am birthed of the Spirit. And that which is Spirit is Spirit. REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE.
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