BY: PETER DEMETRIS
“DESCENDED FIRST…INTO THE LOWER PARTS…”
DOWN TO JERICHO – CITY OF THE MOON AND FRAGRANT PLACE:
WHAT OR WHO ARE THE THIEVES OF OUR DAY?
DISTRACTIONS (external) and CONFUSIONS (internal), of the NATURAL OR SOULISH REALM:
STRIPPED OF HIS RAIMENT, WOUNDED, HALF DEAD:
A CHANCE MEETING
“DESCENDED FIRST…INTO THE LOWER PARTS…”
This man was on a journey. The scriptures are filled with the stories of those who JOURNEYED from one place to another. Abraham was called to journey his whole lifetime from Babylon to Canaan. Moses also led Israel out from the imprisonment and bondage in Egypt to inherit the land promised to their Fathers. Forty years through a wilderness of battles, confusion, rebellion, and idolatry, but the day came when they to whom the promise was made received what was promised. St. Paul was traveling down the Damascus Road on the day he experienced the light and spent the rest of his life on missionary journeys throughout Asia, Greece and Rome. Journeys symbolize the experience of becoming aware of our Life and Identity – how we understand our purpose and vision of God.
Spiritual conception is often and perfectly described as a journey, moving from one realm of faith to another, the progressive nature that is involved in the pursuit and manifestation of Christ. The moment the LIGHT breaks through the mind, your life becomes a QUEST–ion to discover all the value, meaning and secrets of life. This man’s experience was one of DESCENT. He was going DOWN from Jerusalem to Jericho. The revelation of the Word of God states that man, as a species was “LOWERED” or “FALLEN.”
There were times when my own intellect, as best as it could, would fight tooth and nail over this subject of man’s nature. Was he a “fallen” creature by his choice? Was God as sovereign the primal cause behind man’s problems? Is there such a thing as the fall at all? Is the Bible true anyhow? What about re-incarnation and other philosophies that emanate from the East? Many would be surprised to know that even the Hebrews began to also believe in some form of reincarnation. Is death a reality or just a transition? What about mind science? Is it simply mind over matter? Are we imagining the evils in our world today? There are hundreds of questions that could be raised in consideration of these things and how will knowing the answers to these questions help me in a practical way? As I share some of the experiences that have forged my own thinking, please do not feel that I am limiting anyone’s experience and path to mine. These are points of contact, hopefully witnessed in your heart by the Holy Spirit and affirming and strengthening the power of truth in you.
Most of these questions irritated me for a long time while I studied, ministered and taught the scriptures. But understanding of man’s nature became very clear when I began to experience the suffering and pain of many people who were important and meaningful in my life. These painful episodes were… not mind over matter. They were typical of the wounds and sufferings of every person alive, the tragic circumstances and sometimes-deep sadness of your neighbors, friends, relatives and those whom we may never know. I am sure that people all over the world could inspire and cause many tears by the intense and very often violent stories of rape, robbery, kidnapping, brutality and murder that have left emotional wounds so painful that for some it is impossible to be alleviated from sorrow and grief. Sickness, disease and hardship of untold magnitude cannot be explained or trivia-tilized by spiritual ramblings, nor natural fables. The answer to the deep, deep cry and hurtful wound of the human heart requires something almost indescribable: the TRUTH.
According to the Gospel of Moses, he reveals in the Book of Genesis that Adam symbolizing not only his personal existence but also as the Father of All Humanity, transgressed, crossed over, or simply put, went too far (reaching beyond himself), fell mortally wounded, trapped, and became imprisoned into the conscious state of the fear and death we now find ourselves. Adam became joined to another realm. From a heavenly perspective, Man was made a little lower…
Hebrews 2:6, 7 “…What is man that thou hast made him a little LOWER than the angels…”
Romans 8:20 “For the creature was made subject to vanity… not willingly… by reason of Him… who hath subjected the same in hope…”
DOWN TO JERICHO – CITY OF THE MOON AND FRAGRANT PLACE:
Jericho, along with these two descriptions, aptly depicts the nature of Adamic life. There is so much that feels like the paradise that once was Earth, things that describe the Fragrant Place. The natural beauty of all that Jehovah made is beyond description; just as the joy that swells up in the heart when your eyes behold that perfect red sunset or some other dynamic phenomena of nature. Every day elements are full of magic. There is nothing natural about this planet at all. It is a magic sphere that sustains life, as we know it on many levels and does so for thousands, if not millions and billions, of years. Forests, mountain peaks reaching many miles high, canyons, valleys, deserts and sand, waterfalls, oceans, rivers, lakes, sunshine and the ocean of BLUE SKY, the air we breathe as life, rainstorms, thunder, lightening, the miracle of snow, the fruitfulness of the land, the enchantment of seasons that change colors, all our natural resources are found in the earth (Jericho), Gold, Silver, Copper, Iron ore, OIL, Water, precious stones, Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds, etc., etc. The night sky, like a beautiful neck adorned with glittering jewels, the stars clearly showing, can almost be overwhelming to your being.
The expanse of the HEAVENS encompasses the vastness and beyondness of all that is. The forms of the constellations have long been upheld in the sky as a testimony to the eternal life that is coming. The same North Star you and I behold with our eyes is the same one Noah saw and perhaps was the bright star followed by the wise men that sought Christ. Jesus Himself probably pondered the same star formations as you and I. Moses and other leaders were able to travel by star maps. Abraham himself may have been the first world known astrologer, even being told by the Lord that his seed would be without number as stars in the sky; all these and myriads of others, all the way back to Adam who also beheld Orion and the Sisters (Pleiades).
I traveled to Australia – often called the “land down under,” which was about ten thousand miles away from my home. Yet one evening I remember looking up and there were some of the same formations in the sky that I also view at home. I was awestruck, amazed, and happy! Thousands of years of time and thousands of miles apart, yet to touch their reality for one moment is to experience history and future as NOW. They speak in their deep silence giving voice to His eternal nature and power – even His Godhead. This is the fragrant place.
But there is a snake in the garden. The light is not pure. The moon as a symbol does not posses any light of it’s own… it reflects the light of the sun. Going down to Jericho represents the tragic change in understanding our relationship to life and its true source. The dual nature of this world is also the opposite ends of the same result… death FELL AMONG THIEVES.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy:
The robbers of Life, thieves of the Soul, violent destroyers of young minds and bodies, vial and dark, evil speakers, fear mongers. Thieves or thief is sadly the other side to what best describes the nature of the natural Adamic world. So much of who and what we are and our true nature, and the Truth each of us can experience, is lost, stolen or exchanged in a hustle with darkness… that is controlled by the power of time. Generations have been robbed and spoiled through ignorance.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of KNOWLEDGE… Lack of education, religious and superstitious fear, legend and folklore of various types have been the tools of manipulation and control from the beginning. 2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds…
Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; Ignorance indicates a state of consciousness that is without understanding of the truth. The intelligent quotient may prove you are a genius when it comes to the things of Adam’s world but you may be completely ignorant to the plan that God has revealed as the remedy for the condition of the soul.
WHAT OR WHO ARE THE THIEVES OF OUR DAY?
Today, beyond the natural lowered state and condition of Adam’s consciousness and all the consequences that imprison mind and soul, the level of mass mind control is on the verge of becoming raised up into a new dimension of power and ability through the rapid advance of communication video and audio recording devices. The combined forces of Communications media – Newspapers, magazines, periodicals, television, networks, cable, satellite communications, video broadcasting, radio, movies and the entertainment industry, governmental power, BIG business, multi-national corporations, and control of the images people are receiving into their homes through broadcasts of all types, has mixed a SPELL of consciousness that has taken hold of a generation of people from all nations and societies. This consciousness is Babylon! Consciousness: what we are aware of – who we are and why we exist – thoughts and the ability to think: these are the challenges our faith must see our way through today.
The GIANT technological forces of our day are not necessarily stopping our minds but occupying the time. Education (the Family has first responsibility, then the public) must enclose within its instruction the keys to deriving answers. To encourage and help young people cultivate the instincts of how to think, how to be free, how to search and discover and create. The thieves have come in the night and broken into the psychology of society. A real understanding of our creation and nature is threatened by the various philosophies of unenlightened man (Adam) that operate in the fields of politics, economics, social engineering and religious theology. The natural affection for human life is diminishing among us at a more intense degree than one could imagine.
The thieves of our day are like the GIANTS in the days before the flood. They represent the great.
DISTRACTIONS (external) and CONFUSIONS (internal), of the NATURAL OR SOULISH REALM:
The fascinating world of man craves the attention of everyone’s worship and adoration of all that he does. Like the generations of NIMROD’S day, the people are completely manipulated to build with some noble purpose that which in the last analysis was someone’s fear. But all the experts of the day were sure it was the thing to do, until they couldn’t understand each other! Fear is a THIEF OF LIFE!!! Fear is the power of natural man. Fear is the power of control. FEAR = FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL of all the characteristics that mark Adam’s world, FEAR is the number one killer. Adam chose to live by fear, thus destroying Paradise (conscious state free from fear and death).
It is written, “…and I was afraid…” Genesis 3:10. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, “Where art thou?” The free and pure communion was broken. After the transgression of Adam and Eve, their relationship to the Father had been soiled in fear and anxiety along with shame and uncertainty. Their royal nature had been diminished to accusation and dishonesty. Their perception of themselves (consciousness) was shattered and lowered which their leaving the Garden, which is Paradise, reveals. Hebrews 2:15 …were all their lifetime subject to bondage…through fear.
FEAR has been the driving force of the Adamic reign. Fear is a major factor in the ability of ignorance to thrive as a lifestyle. Nations, governments, cities, families, neighbors and even friends subtly motivated by uncertain fears and suspicions often are the result of strong imaginations. Time has already proven that whatever evolutionary cycle there is, it is very slow at best and a thousand more generations will not make one difference as to the conscious state or nature of man. Truly we have fallen among thieves, ignorance, fear, control, and death right in the midst of the Garden.
The remedy requires a LOVE far beyond the comprehension of us all. Because that perfect love revealed in Jesus is a “two” edged sword. This sword allows a very hard and cruel act of man’s judgment to be perpetrated upon a human being (also the Son of God) without any just cause. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is the perfect manifestation of all that God as Father, Source, Creator, and provider wants to express to us. Its multifaceted Wisdom of Sorrow, Suffering, Love and Forgiveness express all the dynamics and particulars of God’s plan, purpose and power. This article does no justice to the worthy nature of His character and life. Even if I could explain every word of scripture and do all the miracles He did, there would still be no value equal or even near that could display the matchless virtue of unfathomable power of unconditional love that drove Jesus with great suffering to save our de-generated hearts. No greater love has any man than this, to lay down his life for his brother. The ability to contemplate his life according to truth and not the dead traditions of man would be like having the Perfect Crystal Ball; seeing into the TRANS-PARENT crystal like glove means being able to see into the truth of eternity. Yet, in this single act of perfect devotion to God and Man, Jesus suffered harshly unto death.
Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted. Isaiah 53:8 …he was cut off out of the land of the living… This is because He also fellowships in our suffering as well. He is a partaker of our wound received in this journey downward. He descended then also to the lowest parts of the earth. Isaiah 53:8 …for the transgression of my people was he stricken. Isaiah 53:12…he hath poured out his soul unto death…and he was numbered with the transgressors…It is significant that Isaiah prophesied of this – It is written: Mark 15:27 And with him they crucify two thieves, the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. Mark 15:28 And the Scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
The mention of this event and the thieves who were crucified alongside of Him in all four Gospels is only evidence to the importance of this message. Four is a number denoting the realm of creation or the order and system of things. The things that have robbed us, stripped us and wounded us are all ended in Christ. He is the beginning of a new creation experience. The death of the Cross… is the love of God that frees us. The Wisdom of the cross also confounds the wise. That which man seeks after — LIFE is given to us simply by Jesus the Son of God. How hard it is for many to comprehend the universal magnitude and eternal nature from this tiny moment in history. It is written, “…in a moment…we shall be changed.” Just like Nebuchadnezzar’s dream — a frightening large image of a man with a head of gold then descending down the body, silver, brass, iron and then the last state of the image was iron mixed with clay — it was a picture symbolizing the natures of future ruler ship’s, kingdoms and nations of men which would be toppled by the little stone carved out of the mountain. These two thieves of fear and death are destroyed in Christ.
Hebrews 2:14 …that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death…
Christ, the Last Adam and Second New Man of creation, is natured in complete Love. Choosing the eternal or age-abiding characteristics of faith, courage and self-sacrifice, Jesus perfected the human experience in Himself, and now by the Power of the Holy Spirit and Word of God His image is to be raised up again into human expression of a new order to abide forever. Now abideth (eternal) Faith, Hope and Love. This is not an order based upon race, creeds, cultures, and economics or otherwise. It is a spiritual generation, born of His Word, born of His Love. “…He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:”
I John 4:18 The answer that God has revealed as the remedy for the condition of fear is a people, born in the image of Christ, raised to the Highest estate of His Kingdom and Power, ruling out from the nature of His kind of LOVE. (Romans 8:19; Colossians 1:27; II Corinthians 12:2-4; James 2:8)
STRIPPED OF HIS RAIMENT, WOUNDED, HALF DEAD:
Clothing is a powerful symbolism depicting the various dimensions of God and His plan. Whether it’s the clothes of a rich man, beggar, merchant or King, there is special meaning. Clothes have a message. Because they are representing something about our own consciousness as well; these few words continue to intensify the significance of Adam’s descent. Every element of life was affected. The raiment represents the very Bodies we live through. The first mention of clothing related to skin or body is in Genesis. Genesis 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them,
Many teach that this is the point where Adam and Eve received their physical form (Coats of SKINS) having lost their “bright spiritual nature.” These thoughts revealed in the Book of Job also attach a connection between what our life is as body and soul, being like a garment made or weaved by God. Job 10:11 Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.
King David reflecting in the nature of God sang in a Psalm: Psalms 139:14-15 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: (15) My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
This uniquely made garment of life called the BODY. How Jehovah, drew forth the ethers of Spirit to trans-late into a garment of Flesh, Blood and Bone, the various and particular systems of muscles, sinews, vessels and nerves. The electric power of intelligence and energy, the air as breath and life; the durability of created man is incredible, being able to survive in nearly every environment possible, be it extremes in heat or cold. So the Lord is in the fashion or garment industry. The creation is spoken of, as being a garment that God will now change.
Hebrews 1:10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: (11) They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; (12) And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. Changing of garments represents a change of nature, stature, value and order.
When Jacob deceived his father Isaac, he did so by putting on a garment of his brother Esau. He was able to come into a state with which he appeared as someone else. He was able to change who he was by what he was wearing. Haven’t you ever put on something that made you feel different? Sometimes at Halloween we put on costumes and try on a different character. An actor puts on the clothes that fit the role he is playing. But all of this is a faint glimpse into the real meaning and establishing of the mystery that lies behind garment or raiment. Just as in the day of Adam, the LORD made a coat of skins to change the state of their current condition. Prior to the transgression Adam and Eve were naked and not ashamed. After they transgressed God’s command they were aware of being naked. The term “coats of skins” in Genesis 3:21 actually translates “to be made naked.” In clothing them He restored them to a conscious state that was like before. This certain man had been stripped of his raiment. In this way has human nature been diminished to serve the interests, desire, imaginations and powers of the body… whose end is death. So the Lord is making heavenly garments (body) to replace that, which has been stolen and destroyed.
St. Paul wrote, “…even we ourselves do groan within ourselves… awaiting… the redemption of the Body.” It is written: I Corinthians 15:49 As we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. I Corinthians 15:53 …this mortal must put on immortality. Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
The Body of His glory shall also adorn us with the worthy nature and status of His power and dominion. In the day that Pharaoh called Joseph out of prison, he CHANGED his RAIMENT and came in unto Pharaoh (Genesis 41:14). He did not appear before the ruler of the Egypt in prison garments. Neither will you or I see the glory of the King of Heaven and Earth in a garment of death. This is also hidden in the book of Esther. Mordecai (Christ type of sonship) is honored before all the people for uncovering conspiracy against the King. His reward did not come to him right away. The act of loyalty he committed went unnoticed for years. But when the time came the King ordered; that the ROYAL APPAREL be brought (the clothes that the KING wears) for the man whom the King delighteth to honor. Esther 6:8 Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head: (9) And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king’s most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honor.
Have them placed upon Mordecai (sonship) and honor him before all the people. This honor has all the saints of the Lord, to be especially recognized for their secret efforts in the establishing of the Kingdom of God. The same clothes or Body the King has will be the Same Body we are honored in.
Philippians 3:21… Who shall change our vile body that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body? Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ…
A CHANCE MEETING:
The study of chance and its relationship to God and creation would be a fascinating adventure into many different issues of life. I have no room in this article to explore this theme; however a good place to start might be Ecclesiastes 9:11.
Luke 10:31 And by chance, there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. The three remaining characters of the story also represent diverse aspects of our own human nature. Came by chance – might signify the priest’s attitude. He had no idea that he would come by this particular experience, being shocked and surprised. It was so foreign to his theology that it made no registration in his mind as to what to do. There are many things we could say about his reaction as a person. But this priest is universal. He represents something about the Priest in all of us; or at least the concept we may hold. I grew up in church from a young child and when you say the word “priest” it holds a strong image in my mind; usually in the good positive sense of someone fulfilling God’s will. The priest or your concept may be very legalistic or religious even, God forbid, or as someone who has hurt you. But the issue of this priest (though trained as an intercessor and mediator on behalf of men) was not capable of dealing with the real truth of the human condition. This is not a personalization. He is symbolizing the universal priest in us. It would be easy to condemn his conduct as also the Levite, and point out how shallow their walk with God must be. We would only be condemning ourselves because I know the issue is so much deeper. It deals with the real horror of seeing the true nature of the human condition. The message here is simply that religion is too bound up in doctrinal division and traditional honor that it is impossible for the Holy Spirit to reveal and manifest God’s plan.
The superstitious legends that rule church theology have made it weak against its real enemies. Spiritual theories and promises of future riches in heaven do not heal the soul defiled by destruction and death. The Adamic state is de-generating, wounded, in pain and suffering while the priesthood is distracted and divided over issues that have no relevance to life over death. In a deeper application – the Priest is on the same path as this unfortunate one, but does not see himself in this person… and passes by… which means to go opposite. Luke 10:32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
Likewise, or in similar manner, the Levite also came to the same place or experience, on the same path, yet with no awareness. We are all on the same journey in life and yet fail to recognize it in each other, unable to perceive and identify with the human condition as it really is. While the Levite may have pondered (with good intent) this man and his crisis for a moment, having no reaction to the truth he passes by the opposite side — an extreme reaction to the extreme circumstance. Neither of these two realms are capable of delivering the man out of his dilemma. The Samaritan Experience helps open the door to new levels of ministry, revelation and power. Here is one who is not just on the same path but also on the same JOURNEY. Luke 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed… came where he was… He was able to go where the man was, he was aware, awake and on the path. In the same way Jesus, the Son of God, was able to come where we are to resolve our condition in us. Hebrews 2:14 For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; It is written: In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was GOD …and the WORD BECAME FLESH and tabernacles among us. He was able to meet him in the place where he was. He was not offended at the distress of the man nor for his calamity, he had compassion, he identified his own life in the man, he felt what the man felt.
Romans 8:3 ...God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, 2 Corinthians 5:21 …For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; Luke 10:33 …and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, Matthew 14:14 … And Jesus went forth…and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. I Peter 3:8 …Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous;
The Samaritan’s journey is indicative of those called today to put on life and immortality. They are able to draw from their own sources and substance to heal and make whole, priesthood after the order of Melchizedek. It’s significant that Jesus chose the Samaritan as the one who showed mercy. Among the self-righteous the Samaritans were a mixed breed and not considered real Jews. Nevertheless Jesus opened the vision of his return through this story of the Samaritan. He is identifying himself as the Samaritan – a mixed breed, Human and Divine, fleshly and Spiritual, man and God, mixed of Jerusalem and Jericho, Heavenly and yet earthly, born from above and born from below. The oil and the wine used to heal the wounds symbolize the ministry of this Samaritan Order. The message anoints inwardly and outwardly. Rescuing him from peril, he brings him to a safe haven. The message can heal because it goes beyond superstitious legend and fears that promote judgment, accusation and death. The glorious state of mercy and grace is filled with the fruits of life, abundance and opportunity. The oil and the wine represent Israel and the Church.
Luke 10:35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence…The two pence are the two covenants, the two Israel’s, two creations, and the two births, natural and spiritual. The two also represent the two-one thousand year days since the resurrection and ascension. (2 Peter 3:8) Hosea 6:2 For two days he will revive us, but in the THIRD day raise us up and we shall live in his sight. The Samaritan is the THIRD person to react in this crisis. THREE is a significant number. Three is the number symbolizing the progressive nature of Salvation, the spiritual process of transforming the Spirit, Soul and Body. That is why the Samaritan moves with the confidence and attitude of Love. His nature is marked by three, faith, hope and love in union with the knowledge and power of this new day. Three is the number of Moses’ Tabernacle, divided as the Outer Court, Holy Place and the Holy of Holies. Three is the number of the garments of the High Priest as well as the three major feasts of Israel – Passover, Pentecost and Feast of Tabernacles. Three is the number that shows the completeness of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Three is the number of the World that is coming according to II Peter 3:5-7. The world prior to the flood was the first world, the world since the flood through this time is the second world. The Third World is coming into manifestation, which is a spiritual number denoting the third experience of the Third Heaven. 2 Corinthians 12:2 …such a one caught up to the third heaven.
All these scriptures placed line up-on line, create the sacred place of ascension within your heart and mind. Each degree of revelation that comes through the threes keeps intensifying the power of the Holy Spirit. The Third day and Third realm is the resurrection power and glory of His appearing. The day of His return is the blessing of pure joy. His reward shall be with Him, He has already shown the kindness of Himself toward the man. His gladness to see him healed, whole and restored is immeasurable. His return is His promise to the INNKEEPER (servants of the Lord). They are the providers of comfort for those on the journey to life. They are watching over the inn-er realm, chambers of rest to awaken fresh and vital in the morning of the DAY.
At the close of this story, Jesus asked the people to whom He was speaking, “Who of the three was the neighbor of him who fell among the thieves?” And one replied, “He that showed mercy on him.” Then said Jesus, “Go, and do thou likewise.” Go and do thou likewise? You might think that it will take many years to become powerful in the Spirit. But most people don’t realize that it’s the simple actions of life that are divine. The most spiritual things are not necessarily hearing God’s voice thunder out of the Holy Place of His Mountain and vibrating heaven and earth. You don’t have to wait and perform a miracle of stopping the sun to be divine. Life itself is the miracle and divine, every action we both speak and do is special to God.
So often good Christ-loving people can quote verses of scripture and contribute time and money to the church, but in their own homes they fail to appreciate being a MOTHER or FATHER. These are divine characteristics. Society laughs at these old-fashioned notions of life but I am not necessarily speaking in behalf of any so-called perfect kind of family as an example. The true Godly Father and Mother is an asset and treasure that is wonder-filled beyond measure. Being a FRIEND is a divine act. People make spirituality difficult but it’s truly the simplicity of love and respect. Even being a good employee to your employer is a divine act of God like character. If you examine the help the Samaritan gave to the man, it was something we all could have done; yet it is an act of God like character and witness. Hopefully for all who are reading these pages, your eyes, ears and minds have been anointed, washed and opened to behold how the Lord by the Spirit is living out in us such a wonder-filled moment of transition. Moving from one age to another, from Adam to Christ, the order of existence will CHANGE from death to life. All creation is to be set free into the glorious liberty of the Sons of God. In a moment of surpassing quietness, the trumpeting sound of surpassing glory in the ear of those being raised to hear, produces A SAMARITAN ORDER or Company of Sons whose mighty power shall be their tender love in the healing of the nations.
THE Samaritan [Peter Demetris] 1