UNDERSTANDING WHO WE ARE
BY: LINDA KEITH
JANUARY 12, 2006
I know that I have written on some of this before, but I feel that I left out much and it needs to be understood, by those of us that have the HOPE of being/or are coming forth as the First-fruits of God. I ask that Father rise up in each of us and bring forth the understanding that was in us, when we came forth from Father.
We have been under the illusion that we are human beings, subject to all that is connected with human beings… death; sickness; evil; dislike; conceit and yes, most of all, religion. All this was for a purpose, and that purpose was to bring us back to where we have really always been. As Father rises up and is seen by the world, He as us, has experienced much that would not have been available to Him, to experience, by BEING the life we have and are living. That may sound strange to us, to think that God could not experience ANYTHING. But, if you sit quietly, and forget all teaching that has been put into you, and think; could there possibly be evil in God? Could He possibly interact in evil? Could He KNOW the feeling of hate? I don’t think so. Yes, He has used the evil that we, as humans with a human mind, have created; but we must remember, “Light and darkness are the same to Him.“ (Ps 139:12)
The natural mind has given a false illusion of many things and evil is one of them. Seeing through the carnal eyes, we saw separation in the way things really are. But, that mind is being consumed by the fire; and that fire is GOD.
Let’s go back to the book of Genesis and get some real truth. The first thing that I want us to look at is the difference in Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. This is eye opening and makes us think – A LOT.
Gen 1:27, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
The first thing that we must know, is, what IS the image of God?
John 4:24, “God IS A SPIRIT…“
HE IS A SPIRIT BEING. Now, when man was brought forth from within Himself, man was in God’s image; which means that, that man was also brought forth as a Spirit Being. That man was just like God. That’s what image is. Now, what are we told about God?
Rev. 1:4, “John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him WHICH IS, WHICH WAS, and WHICH IS TO COME…”
Rev. 1:8, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, the Lord which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
Heb. 13:8, “Jesus Christ the SAME yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
John 8:58, “Jesus said them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM.”
From the first of these through the last of these verses (which there are many more); but we see that GOD NEVER CHANGES. Jesus was God, in a flesh body. He has, and never will change. He was and is a Spirit Being. He disguised Himself as a human; STILL He was a Sprit Being. He has and will always be the SAME. In John 8:58, He actually used the very name that He told Moses, He was, I AM.
Now, looking at all this; can you see that, that man who came forth from within God, in Genesis, being the exact image of God ALSO CANNOT CHANGE? Regardless of what we’ve thought, and have been taught by man, all these years, WE CANNOT CHANGE EITHER. Our THOUGHTS changed, but not the fact of what we are; A SPIRIT BEING. We are a Spirit that also has disguised ourselves in a flesh body. The body IS NOT us. What lives IN THE BODY IS US; SPIRIT BEING.
Our inner being KNOWS What and Who we are, it is the carnal mind that has made us think differently. We came out of God. We ARE made of the very substance that God is; Spirit; and while we’re at it, I’m going to say it; HOLY SPIRIT! This is what God was and is, isn’t it? Our appearance can change, but not the fact of the reality of our Being.
Sickness, illness, death etc. cannot touch God. We are a perfect Spirit Being. These things cannot touch us either, if the reality of Who and What we are, becomes reality to us. And that is happening with many, TODAY. You see, the body follows the leading of whichever is stronger; the Spirit or the Soul. The soul is where the carnal mind has tempted us; so the body has been following the leading of the carnal mind, which brings forth death… to the body ONLY. We have eternal life. We ARE LIFE. At death, physical death of the body, we simply step out of the flesh body and enter into the spirit realm, or the invisible realm. We know that ALL material things end. The Spirit never ends. And even though most, well all who have seen death of the body, there is a people, right here on earth that will not see or experience death. The body will change and death will not be able to touch it.
We must change our thoughts about what we are. If we go on thinking that we are mere mortals, we WILL see the death of the flesh body. This flesh body IS MATERIAL. But, the changed body is not the material that we think of.
Before I go any further, let’s look back to Genesis. And looked at what seemed to change, regarding the man that God brought forth, in Chapter 1.
Gen. 2:4-5, “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. 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.”
Have you ever read this before, and ask yourself, “Well, what happened to the man in Chapter 1?” THAT man could not till the ground, HE WAS A SPIRIT BEING!! Ground is material. I’m a sci-fi fan. If you’ve ever watched films about spirits or ghosts, you know that the hand of a spirit goes right through anything material. That man (which was all of mankind), was still in BEING, but he was a Spirit Being. Not a physical man. In the Spirit, things that are recognized in the natural world is not recognized in the Spirit; such as time; distance; human birth or death. Now, in the spirit realm, that is, where all enter into upon the death of the physical body; there are still flesh thinking. It is being changed there just like it is being changed here, on earth. In fact, that invisible realm IS ALL AROUND US. (Heb 12:1)
We are told that there are “arrangements” of this world.
1 John 4:17, “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment; because as he is, so are we in this world”.
The words were changed, in this scripture, when translated. It really reads; “Herein is LOVE WITH US made perfect. That we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as he is, so are we in this present arrangement.”
We are as he is. A Spirit Being, in the image of Father. In fact, He is US in this world; which will and is being changed into the perfection that it truly is; instead of the way the carnal eyes illusionally see it.
Think of this; God brought forth EVERYONE in His image. That means, the ones we see as thieves, rapists, murderers, monsters, are REALLY THE IMAGE OF GOD!! They may not know it, but they are. God is Father of ALL and as the man Jesus, Father said, “I will draw ALL men unto Me.” He didn’t say, ONLY on earth. No, those in the spirit realm are being drawn unto Him too. And our carnal eyes see them as the world tells us that they are. When our focus changes, we start seeing people as the Christ that they truly are, and with that focusing comes change and THEY then come to see Who they are. It is a process, but it does happen. Why do we think that Father says; “One in a family will bring in the whole family; two in a city will bring in the whole city.”
We have seen with the carnal eyes; then the thoughts come; then we speak those thoughts; and then those spoken words MANIFEST. It is simple folks. We’ve been taught to WORK to change ourselves and others, but those works are useless. It is the VISION of TRUTH that manifests TRUTH. “As a man thinketh so is he”. When we THOUGHT we were sinners, we became sinners. We have been looking for the Kingdom of God to come; but it’s been here all the time that there has been people.
“The Kingdom of God in WITHIN!“ The more of it that comes forth from within us, the more it is seen. Many KNOW that WE ARE the Kingdom of God. Their THOUGHTS hold this TRUTH in place. The Kingdom is not a place, or a think, it’s a PERSON. GOD!. And He is walking the earth TODAY, through my body and your body. It isn’t HIM AND US, IT IS HIM.
We’ve been taught that we received the Holy Spirit at the death and resurrection of Jesus. That’s not true. We ARE that Holy Spirit; we were just awakened out of that “deep sleep” placed upon us, in the Garden. We ARE what we’ve always been. The Spirit HAD to go with the woman, in order to draw her back out of the dream state that she fell into, that her THINKING created… ILLUSION. We have NEVER been separated from God, just separated in the realm of thinking. Even when we were “in the world,” we knew right from wrong, and Father used that thinking to awaken us back to HIS THINKING. Some may not agree with this, but that’s ok. Remember, we are and have been in His image, THAT DID NOT CHANGE, even if our THINKING changed, STILL the fact of Who we are COULD NOT CHANGE because we are HIS IMAGE, so how could there have been separation, except in the thinking, with the carnal mind? And remember, we came out of God; HIS VERY BEING, which means, He’s been right here with us. IF He’s been here with us, how could we have EVER been separated from Him, except in the human thinking?
If you want to see the power that is still with the mind, regardless WHICH mind you’re thinking from, try this; Keep telling yourself that you are going to get the flu, or whatever is going around. Guaranteed, YOU WILL GET IT. Or, call forth that Overriding power of God and demand that it does not touch you and see what happens. Keep claiming that illness that has been working in your flesh body and it will stay with you. We have heard people say, “MY cancer has reoccurred”. What are they doing? They have taken ownership of that cancer. He told us and we don’t seem to believe Him, when He said, “LIFE AND DEATH are in the power of the tongue.” I am not talking about positive thinking. To THINK A THING IN YOUR HEART, means that you BELIEVE that thing; and your belief goes behind the thought with POWER. The power of Who you are. It is not a “name it and claim it” thing. It’s taking God’s Truth and BELIEVING IT and SPEAKING IT. God SPOKE everything into being and all that He spoke was Truth and Life. We are to do the same.
Now, let’s look at another verse that tells us what the image of God is.
John 1:5, “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that GOD IS LIGHT, and in him is no darkness.”
As some of you remember, about two years ago I wrote an article, about the changing of the body. As I said then, we were Light Beings when we came forth from God. We were in His image. He is Light. This Light is not the light that we know in this natural world. Light is understanding, but I am not speaking of understanding. I am talking about what was seen as “glory.”
We did not have blood flowing through our veins when we came forth from God. We had no veins. What we had was Light flowing through us. As we were lowered into this physical the Light congealed and became what we know as blood now. I want to show you some verses that explains this Light, in themselves.
Mark 9:2-3, “And after six days Jesus taketh with him, Peter, and James and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was TRANSFIGURED before them. And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.”
Mt 17:2, “And was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.”
EX 33:22-23, 29-30, “And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by; and I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen. (VS 29-30) And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come night him.”
John 17:20-24, “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And THE GLORY which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one; I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”
The Light that Father is – is a Light energy. While Moses was on the mount with God and then came back down to the people, Moses shone with the GLORY of God. Just being in God’s Presence, shone on Moses’ face. So bright was that Light shining forth from Moses, that it scared the people.
When God told Moses that no could see His Face, is because Moses would have seen the face of every person that came forth from Father; and that is EVERYONE! God was Light; a Light Being that the carnal mind cannot grasp the meaning of.
And when Jesus took the disciples went upon the mount and He was transfigured; the REAL Him, Father, shone forth like Jesus had opened Himself up and all that was seen of Him was the Light within Him.
IF the real US could be seen with natural eyes, we would not be able to stand the Light. And it is the real us. Imagine being close to the sun, and trying to open your eyes. It would be so much, that it would kill us, or the image of who we think we are, human. And Jesus said that He had given US the glory that God had given Him!! We are Spirit Beings, Light Beings.
Our eyes have been so blinded by the carnal mind, that it is impossible to try to comprehend Who and What we really are. Only the Spirit Mind can give us understanding to it. Oh Hallelujah!! And the more we operate out of the Mind of Christ, the more comes forth; until when all memory has been accepted, if we were cut open, all that would be seen is Light. As the Mind of Christ comes forth, the atoms in our body change. And when the manifestation is complete, all that is seen is Father. When He told us that we are the Light of the world, He said that because just as the flesh man Jesus was, we are ONE with Father.
1 Cor.3:21-23, “Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are ours; and ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.”
We really need to understand the word “Christ”. Christ is not a person. Christ is God’s anointing. And that anointing is God’s Life. Jesus was God’s anointing. But, we are told to “not know Jesus no more after the flesh”. Have you ever wondered why? Because Jesus was the Christ, the anointed of God; at the end of His ministry, notice, He was called Christ Jesus. He had become the anointing, God’s Life. He returned to being Father. (John 17 4-5) When He returned to Godhood, we were left as Son of God. We have always been God’s Son. We manifested from the invisible realm into the flesh realm that made us MANIFESTED SONS OF GOD. IT WAS FATHER WHO DID THE WORKS, Jesus told us that. Many think that we aren’t manifested sons because they think that that is what proves that they are sons. The written Word doesn’t tell us that, and neither does the Spirit. This is what has stopped the knowing that the Sons of God has already manifested. That CARNAL MIND has held us captives. Not only ARE we the Manifested Sons, but we are Father, just as Jesus was when He walked the earth.
What about Stephen? “Then all who sat in the council (Sanhedrin), as they gazed intently at Stephen, saw that his face had the appearance of the face of an angel.” (Acts 6:15 Amplified Bible)
Stephen did many things that showed where his mind was. When he had finished baptizing the eunuch, he was supernaturally seen no more by the eunuch, and was found preaching in another town. (Acts 8:39-40)
This is the image of God.
We need to take heed to what we are told. Not just brush it aside, THINKING that we WILL BE. Notice the tense used in: 1Thessalonians 5:5 Amplified Bible, “Ye ARE all the children of LIGHT, and the children of the day; we ARE NOT of the night, nor of darkness.”
From before the foundation of the world, we have been ONE. Father. Nothing has changed, except our THINKING and BELIEVING. But, GOOD NEWS! We ARE What and Who we have always been. Eat the Truth and allow it to be both sweet and bitter to us. Sweet, because of the Truth of it; Bitter because it does away with the mind that we’ve been using and believing. And it is not a sweet thing to the carnal mind to have to let go of all the error we’ve been taught for years.
It is my belief that not all will return to Fatherhood. Some will not leave Sonship. Just as some, in the church, will not leave Pentecost. In order to return to Fatherhood we will not see physical death. Remember, a son can die, the Father cannot. It is the Father Who produces Sons.
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