WHAT JOSHUA TELLS US ABOUT TODAY
BY: LINDA KEITH
MAY 7, 2007
As I was just sitting around, Joshua came to mind. I just thought of what I had read in the Book of Joshua, and of course, the Falling of the Wall. So, a couple of days later, Joshua came to mind again, so I thought I would listen to that Voice and start looking at the Book of Joshua. This is what I received, up from within me.
Those of you that have read my writings for any length of time know that I believe that we DO NOT have to see or rather experience PHYSICAL DEATH. The bible tells us this, even though MOST won’t accept it. But, there is a people who are being shown that this is a Truth, a Present Truth. So, let’s see if Joshua tells us anything about this subject.
The first thing that I saw was that I AM is an EVER MOVING GOD. Many are still in the place that they were in 50 years ago, simply because their pastor, teachers and what have you have CHOSEN to not move one. Even in the Book of Hebrews, we are shown that I AM is ever moving, ever revealing things that we have forgotten.
Hebrews 6:1-3, “Therefore, LEAVING THE PRINCIPLES OF THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST, LET US GO ON UNTO PERFECTION; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.”
2Peter 1:12, “Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and BE ESTABLISHED IN THE PRESENT TRUTH.”
Joshua 1:1, “Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister saying, Moses my servant is dead; NOW therefore ARISE, go OVER THIS JORDAN, thou and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.“
Now, these scriptures tells me that we DO NOT remain in revelation that we received yesterday. We, as Him, keep moving. So, this is where I am starting in the Book of Joshua. Now remember, we are bringing the past, into Present Truth, here.
Joshua 1: 3-7, “Every place that the sole of your feet shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast. There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of they life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.”
The first thing I see here is EXACTLY what I AM told us when He begot us, when He brought us forth out from within Himself. He told us that He has given us dominion OVER ALL THINGS. We have that dominion; we just FORGOT that we are capable of doing all things. But, some are awakening to this fact. And it is a fact.
“The going down of the sun”….. This is speaking of the Pattern that I AM set for us to follow. This is the going on INTO FATHERHOOD! It is not doing away with the Son, ALL must come through the experience of walking as a Son of God (actually we have been the Son ever since I AM RE-turned to His original position of Fatherhood. The Pattern I am speaking of is told by what we learn in the written Word.
Gen. 1:1, “In the beginning GOD….” He is Father of ALL.
1Tim. 3:16, “And WITHOUT CONTROVERSY great is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH…..justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, PREACHED UNTO THE GENTILES, believed in the world, RECEIVED UP INTO GLORY.”
This does tell us that Jesus, the flesh man was the manifestation of GOD IN THE FLESH. It was God who preached unto the Gentiles; it was God who was received into glory. Of this there is no doubt. We have kept Him in a box, but now the box is being torn apart and He is out of it. He was BOTH Father and Son, He just took on a different form. He “disguised Himself as man”. (the Living Bible). And then the last step.
John 17:5, “And NOW, O Father, glorify me WITH THINE OWN SELF with the glory that I had with thee BEFORE THE WORLD WAS.”
He returned to Fatherhood and that left US as the Sons of God. BUT, there is a people who are following that Pattern all the way. They are not stopping at Sonship. If you remember, dominion was given to the One in the image of the Father, not the Son. The Son was our Pattern to walk THROUGH.
Sonship does not consist of walking around performing miracles; as most think. Sonship is coming to the place or condition of allowing FATHER to do the work with HIS Power, and hearing ONLY HIS VOICE.
It is the Father that has the power. The Son has no power; it was the Father working HIS Power THROUGH the Son. Once Jesus (God) returned to Fatherhood, it is then that we were told, “Know Jesus NO MORE after the flesh.” A lot of people think and say that it is JESUS that lives in them; it is the FATHER that lives in them. You say, what is the Difference? The difference is the thinking and the doing and most of all THE KNOWING OF OUR OWN IDENTITY. The Son doesn’t do the thinking, the Son LISTENS to what the Father says; and is USED BY THE FATHER TO DO HIS WORK THROUGH. ONLY the Father gets the glory.
Joshua 1:8, “This book of the law shall not depart out of they mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Did you notice that the book of law SHALL NOT depart out of the mouth? What is it that will drive people away quicker than anything? Pushing the bible down their throats. But, there is another reason, for Present Truth.
John 5: 39-40, “Ye search the scriptures, for in them you THINK ye have eternal life: ant they are they which testify OF me. And ye WILL NOT COME TO ME, that ye might have life.”
There is a people who are doing what Jesus was talking about, here, they have put the thing that they have made an idol of, THE BIBLE. And they are in the SPIRIT to get answers of LIFE. Does this mean that we throw the bible away? NO! It will be used UNTIL ALL come to the place of entering the Spirit and stand AS ONE WITH HIM. EVERYTHING that He says and does through, and as us, will fulfill the scriptures, as many have already been fulfilled. There will be things that I AM speaks that will NOT be able to be proven in the written Book, but, the Spirit will give understanding to what He speaks and does, as us. You see, WE ARE ONE IN HIM, there is ONLY HIM, with MANY EXPRESSIONS OF HIMSELF. Yes, we have meditated day and night, in our younger walk AND we have TRIED, just as the children of Israel did, to DO the scriptures, but, there are those who NOW have found that it is ONLY HIM THAT CAN DO.
And notice who it is that make our way prosperous, YOU!!! YOU as HIM, HIM AS YOU!
Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is WITH/IS thee whithersoever thou goest.”
It is a COMMAND OF GOD, BE STRONG and good courage, and be NOT dismayed. IF our Pattern was not dismayed that He was equal with God, why should we be? After all, He was the FIRST of many to come!!! (COME TO THEIR REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR TRUE IDENTITY!).
STRONG=#2388, to fasten upon, hence to seize; cure, help, repair; be recovered
BE OF A GOOD COURAGE=#, to be alert, confirm, establish, increase, prevail,
These two things are the only way to have HIM walk as US. We have to fasten onto HIS TRUTHS, His Present Truth. We have to seize it and by doing it the manifestation of His Finished work is seen; cured of all that we have THOUGHT was wrong with us. The renewing of the mind is the repairing, the recovering of the Mind of Christ, that we HAVE, not will have.
We must be alert, take every thought captive, to confirm the Image that we ARE. Hallelujah!!
We are starting to see through HIS EYES.
Joshua 1:10-11, “Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, Pass through the host, and command the people saying, Prepare your victuals: for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the Lord your God giveth you to possess it.”
We will get into the glorious truth of this scripture in the next part of this study.
MAY 7, 2008
We left off at Joshua 1:10-11. So, let’s go back there.
Joshua 1:10-11, “Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, Pass through the host, and command the people saying, Prepare your victuals: for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the Lord your God giveth you to possess it.”
Have you noticed that once again, God takes a people out of a people. This is what is happening today; so don’t be surprised if you want to share Present Truth and the people won’t accept it. It isn’t meant for them at the present time. He is taking a people, once again, out of His people and these people are the BELIEVERS of EVERYTHING He tells us. We have fastened onto what He has risen up within us; we are recovering the mind; we are confirming what He has spoken, by the manifestation of the Finished works of His, that has been done since before the foundation of the world.
Joshua has been called out of God’s people, to do as God wants done. So, we see Joshua commanding the people, what God spoke to him, to tell the people. Now know this, TODAY, it is not just JOSHUA, it is a many membered Joshua that is crossing Jordan. Joshua had to go through all the people and prepare them to do what God said to do. Notice what Joshua FIRST COMMANDED the people to do.
“Prepare YOUR VICTUALS…”
PREPARE #3559= among the meanings of this word, the way it is used in this particular verse, these are some of the meanings; to be erect (stand perpendicular), apply, render sure, be fitted, be stable.
VICTUALS # 6720= food, meal, meat, venison.
What this is saying to us, today, is that we must STAND in what God has spoken to us. Regardless of what anyone else tells us. We might as well get ready to be told things, called things, and look upon as being crazy or blasphemous. That is a word the “religious” people like to call people, when they don’t understand what God has spoken to someone and not to them. We must stand erect and apply and be stable in what we are told, what we hear come up from within us. Oh, the next word is so clear.
Prepare YOUR VICTUALS!! Notice, it does not say “prepare EVERYONE’S victuals!! It is like when we were told, “work out your own salvation…” We ARE NOT to work out anyone’s salvation, except our own, ONCE this is done, then we, as Saviours out of Mt Zion, will return to being all to Him; because we will BE HIM. Actually, right now, we ARE HIM and He IS US. We are IN HIM, He is IN US. We are ONE. And the ONLY VICTUALS we need is MEAT!! The milk will not do; neither the bread; no it takes the MEAT. Remember when Jesus said, “EAT MY BODY?” It took us to partake of HIS VERY SUBSTANCE, WHICH WAS I AM!
Venison speaks of twisting, torturous. This part of our walk is no easier than Jesus’ walk was, but we do prevail. How? Because of WHO our walk has led us to know as OURSELVES, HIM. Like Jesus our focus has to be ABOVE the TRIBULATION! We ARE walking through it, but we ARE walking through it because our MIND, THE CHRIST MIND, IS ABOVE IT. Hallelujah!!! We possess that “Promised Land” by BEING WHO HE SAYS WE ARE.
Joshua 1: 12-15, “And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua saying, REMEMBER the word that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you , saying, THE LORD YOUR GOD HATH GIVEN (PAST TENSE) you this land. Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side of Jordan; but ye shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, and help them; UNTIL the Lord have given your brethren REST, as he hath given (PAST TENSE) YOU, and they also have possessed the land which the Lord your God giveth them: THEN ye shall return unto the land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the Lord’s servant gave you ON THIS SIDE JORDAN toward the sun–rising.”
All those tribes are natures that we have been taught, are living within us. BUT, we are complete IN HIM. And look, HE HAS ALREADY GIVEN US ALL THAT HE IS AND ALL THAT HE HAS. (John 1:16). WE HAVE IT, family, NOW!! Can we do the rest of this; can we leave ALL for HIM? We do have to, you know? I don’t mean we walk out on our spouse, no, the wife is the SOUL that walked away from her husband, OUR TRUE IDENTITY; and our little pet fruits that we have been so proud of, and the cattle that was ours; our beliefs, the past revelations that we have lived on for how long. All of those things STAY on THIS SIDE OF JORDAN.
All of our brethren that are armed with the written word; doing all the gifts; being well known as a “very religious man/woman”; We pass them UNTIL they have accepted the same REST that not only I AM is in (Gen 2:2), but the rest that WE ARE IN, which is IN HIM. THEN we/HIM shall return to the same plane that we left; the realm of material things, but, we will not return as the ILLUSIONAL person that we thought we were. For when we return, ALL IS OURS (the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it). Oh no, we are no longer thinking those illusional thoughts; we have walked right INTO the TRUTH of our Identity. And another difference of this return is that we have overcome death. Death is the material realm, but death no longer has a hold on us.
Joshua 1:16-18, “And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go. According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only the Lord thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses. Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto they words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.”
This is when the fullness of God has manifested completely through a people. Remember, God has always taken a people out of HIS PEOPLE. It is still the same. The work that is being done today is US calling forth the FINISHED work of God. God is not going to do it, He is resting. Now, He is saying, YOU do the rest. The more we identify with our True Identity, the more of His finished work manifests in the earth.
There are many who believe that this world will one day be destroyed. Oh how wrong that thinking is. This ending of this world will only be the end of the WAY WE SEE IT!! God created this world perfect. When He finished it He said, “it is good”. It is STILL GOOD; our seeing it, through carnal eyes is why we think that it is not good. But, the thinking of many and the seeing of many are accepting what and how God sees things, because “in the twinkling of the eye”, or THE JERKING OF THEIR FOCUS is changing to seeing the way He sees. They take Him at HIS word, not what the natural eyes tell them. And as His full manifestation manifests, these ones who see as He sees; thinks as He thinks; lives as HIM, THEY will be sent into the world to bring ALL to salvation. AMEN! NOTHING will get in their way, for dominion is theirs and they know how and when to use it. And because they are ONE IN HIM, it will be the SAME SPIRIT that will speak a word and people will obey; people will believe, and people will submit their lives to that One that they are One with. And those that don’t will see death. They will choose to stay in the material, flesh and carnal thinking. Death comes WITH the material world. A Spirit cannot die, God cannot die, only those who believe MAN instead of Him, will see death. But, there is good news, in that invisible realm where they will pass into, they will go right on learning, to completeness.
1Cor.15:19, “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”
You see, God will not lose one single soul; ALL WILL BE SAVED, whether on this side of Jordan or the other side. He is no respecter of persons, and all will go through each step of His plan; oh no, hope is not ONLY in this life.
We know about the men that Joshua sent to spy out the land, and this is not what I want to show here. I want to skip over to chapter 3. Now, keep the picture of what Jordan represents, death. And what this is to show us in Present Truth.
Joshua 3:1-1-8, “And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel and lodged there BEFORE they passed over.”
Did you notice, JOSHUA ROSE EARLY in the morning and THEY removed from Shittim? Doesn’t this sort of put you in mind of God’s name, ELOHEIM? Eloheim means PLURAL GOD. And did you notice that they all LODGED, or lived, stayed at the edge of Jordan, BEFORE they passed over? This is what we have been doing. We are a part of that PLURAL GOD, and we have lodged in death. Look at verse 4.
“Yet there shall be a space between you and it, (Jordan, death), ABOUT THOUSAND CUBITS BY MEASURE: COME NOT NEAR UNTO IT, THAT YE MAY KNOW THE WAY BY WHICH YE MUST GO: FOR YE HAVE NOT PASSED THIS WAY HERTOFORE.”
I LOVE this!! There is a space between us and death. That space has been 2000 years!!! We couldn’t have ever come to the knowledge that death was destroyed UNTIL that place in God’s Plan came; and guess what? We ARE IN THAT DAY NOW!! NO ONE, except a very few, has passed this way before. We are about to come to the knowledge that Jordan has no hold on us. OK, let’s go back to verse2 and 3.
Joshua 3:3, “And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the host; and they commanded the people saying, When ye SEE the ARK OF THE COVENANT of the Lord your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, THEN ye shall remove from your place, and go after it.”
We ARE three days from the Lord. And we have been receiving the word from the officers of God. But, when folks won’t believe us, notice the above truth; “when ye SEE THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OF THE LORD YOUR GOD…” We must FIRST SEE, the Ark of the Covenant. WE ARE THE ARK OF THE COVENANT!! We must be shown this by the Spirit, we cannot move without first SEEING it through the Eye of the ONE that we are ONE WITH. THEN we shall remove from our place, what is our place that we remove from? The THINKING that we are mere human beings. We are not. We are Spirit Beings. And since there is only ONE SPIRIT, what Spirit does that make us? God. We must move to the place of knowing our True Identity, and go after it. We must STAND IN WHAT WE ARE. There is no other way. We won’t be believed, but so what, neither was Jesus. Neither IS the Word of God, TODAY!! Let’s go on and see what else we are told.
Joshua 3: 5, “And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you. And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying Take up the Ark of the Covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the Ark of the Covenant, and went before the people.”
Most of the church world are WAITING for God to sanctify them. But, He tells us that we HAVE His fullness. And who did Joshua command to go BEFORE the people? The PRIESTS.
Rev. 1:6, “And HATH MADE (past tense) US KINGS AND PRIESTS……”
We are NOW going before the people. We are showing them the way. They are reading us, like books. Oh sure, they won’t all believe, but that is ok, the day will come when they will believe, and will see us as we really are, as and in HIM.
Joshua 3:6, “And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the Ark of the Covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the Ark of the Covenant and went before the people.”
There is a people who doing as they hear. There is a people who hear His thoughts. How can one be ONE IN HIM and not hear His thoughts? Impossible.
Joshua 3:7, “And the Lord said unto Joshua, THIS DAY will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee, And thou shalt command the priests that bear the Ark of the Covenant, saying, When ye are come to the brink of the water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan.”
“THIS DAY” started right then. It has been 3 days and we all know what God said that He would do on the third day. Yes, as priests, we have been standing still in death. No one has been beating death, it has been going on and on and that is one thing that makes it so hard for folks to believe that we don’t have to see physical death. That is the question I hear most; “well, if we don’t have to see death, why are we still dieing?” The answer is right here in this verse: BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN STANDING STILL IN DEATH. We couldn’t have moved any quicker, at overcoming death, because in God’s plan a time has been set for all things. BUT, the time is here NOW when a people will overcome death. Look at the next verse and you will see a picture of the Christian world.
Joshua 3:8, “And thou shalt command the priests that bear the Ark of the Covenant, saying, when ye are come to the brink of the water of JOrdan, ye shall stand still in Jordan.”
This is exactly what we priests have been doing. We have been standing still in it. We had made a covenant with death and we have been living that covenant. (IS. 28:15-18) But, that covenant has been broken. (PS102:20) He has loosed our appointment with death, but we have been keeping that appointment going, when we didn’t have to. NOW there is a people who have been awakened and are wiping the sleep from their eyes and are seeing that we are doing as we need to do, and that is SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ONE THAT WE ARE, HIM. Hallelujah!!
We are realizing that we are the Ark of the Covenant, because we are One in Him. We have by-passed Joshua 1:5-6 and are NOW proceeding across Jordan. Simply because of Who we are, Who we have always been and Who we will always be. The picture is becoming clear to us and we are seeing correctly. The THINKING that we had taken on, in this natural realm is changed and with the change comes transformation.
Joshua 3:11-17, “Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over before you into Jordan: NOW therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man. And it shall come to pass as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan, shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap. And it came to past, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people; and as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped into the brim of the water (for Jordan overfloweth all his bands all the time of harvest,) That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon a heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan; and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho. And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.”
WOW!! This is wonderful !! See that word, in verse 11, BEHOLD? Whenever you see that word BEHOLD in the scripture, pay close attention because something is going to be revealed that has not been revealed before. Through all of this, the Ark of the Covenant was the center of it. The Ark of the Covenant HAD TO PASS BEFORE any could attempt to cross over Jordan.
The number 12 represents the GOVERNMENT OF GOD. In this overcoming of death, there will be some from EVERY doctrinal belief, included in the overcoming of death. Just as our eyes are being cleared, so will everyone who is to be a part of this company, this many membered body who will say, “Death where is thy sting?” A people HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TAKEN OUT OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD, IN EVERY MOVE GOD HAS LED US TO, and this will be no different. What we MUST understand, so that we can stand IN LOVE, is that ALL ARE NOT CALLED TO THIS PARTICULAR BODY, for now. We are INDEED SO BLESSED that the rising up of I AM, in us, is being ALLOWED to be worked in us. What a beautiful thing it is to KNOW that we ARE ONE IN HIM, and not WILL BE. He IS SO WORTHY for all the glory that He is. Amen. These of us that ARE CROSSING OVER JORDAN will bare the government of the One that we are One in.
I recently heard someone say, “You cannot minister from above to those below”. Oh how wrong those words are. The Mind and the Thoughts of Him can do ALL THINGS. And did you know that many places in the scriptures where the word “things” are used, when taken back to the original language, means PEOPLE!! I think that is great. And notice, we are kept being reminded in these verses, here in Joshua, that THE LORD IS LORD OF ALL THE EARTH, that means that ministry through HIS MIND, HIS LOVE can reach ALL people, no matter where they are at in their walk BACK into Him (or maybe I should say BACK to their remembering their True Identity.)
Notice that the priests’ feet were to REST in the waters. And that they would STAND on a heap. (a mound). When the people were removed from their tents; this does not mean that the body dies. It means that they are removed from the tent of their thinking, for as a man thinketh so is he. Before the people could enter the Jordan the feet, or our walk had to be dipped into the BRIM of the water. They did not walk out to the deep, but was to stand in the brim, maybe ankle deep, of the water.
We ARE in the HARVEST of His plan and the waters of death ARE being stopped from the overflowing, for those who are hearing His thoughts. Adam, as we have thought of him, has/is been transformed. Adam started out as the son of God, and in reality we are no longer Adam but, HIM. We must realize that we cannot be ONE IN something and not be what that something is. I know, the natural thinking has told us for 2000 yrs that we are the exact OPPOSITE of what HE tells us we are, but, all that is being revealed.
“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed.” And now is the time of revealing. Even the salt seas are being dried up!! This is all who have thought they knew it all and it was their way or no way, those words will not come to us. We have experienced the Being that we are, and cannot turn back. We are standing strong and we ARE encouraged, regardless what comes our way, we have learned or remembered that HE CANNOT BE STOPPED. We ARE standing firm on HIS THINKING, not the thinking of the religious world. And you know, we have to love those who will not hear us; as I said, not all are called to this company of Him, at the present time. So, love must be lived and flow from within us for all.
Joshua 4:2-5, “Take you twelve men OUT OF THE PEOPLE, out of every tribe a man. And command them, saying, Take you HENCE OUT OF THE MIDST OF JORDAN , out of the place where the priest’s feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you and leave them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night. And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the Ark of the Lord your God into the midst of Jordan, and take you up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel.“
I noticed three things here. One; that a people out of the people of God are ordained for this. (not that one is any better than everyone else, it is just that I AM KNEW who would hear Him and who would not, and to move IN HIM and HIM IN US, we MUST hear Him and become Him.) The second thing; “take you HENCE OUT OF THE MIDST OF JORDAN’. HENCE means, FROM NOW ON!! It has NEVER been a part of God’s plan for ANYONE to see physical death!! Death IS NOT IN HIM!! And has never been. Death was a part of the natural mind. If people will not acknowledge that they ARE a SPIRIT BEING, living in a flesh body, then disease and death comes along with the HUED-MAN. Death is of the natural, not the spiritual. A Spirit cannot die. IF this body was really us, then when it dies, that would mean, there is nothing more for us! But, He tells us that we have ETERNAL LIFE. ONLY A SPIRIT CAN HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. There is no such thing as death in the Spirit. ONLY LIFE (see my study on Do We Have To See Physical Death). And the third thing; the new lodging place was to be entered into IN THE NIGHT. And those STONES are us. WE ARE LIVING STONES!!! And these stones are to be a memorial to the children of Israel.
We will finish up this study in the next part, unless more of His thoughts come forth for us to see.
MAY 11, 2007
We left off at Joshua 4:2-5. I want to look at this scripture a little bit more.
Joshua 4:5-6, “And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of Jordan, and take you up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel. That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What means ye by these stones?”
One thing that a lot of people miss in these verses, here in the Book of Joshua, is that we ARE NOT to go THROUGH Jordan, we are to RISE and go OVER IT. We are not to walk through death. We died the ONE DEATH that we were appointed to see. Read Romans 6. Not only did we die, but we RESURRECTED!! We resurrected as NEW CREATURES. Not the same old “human beings” that the natural mind had told us that we were.
The new creature resurrected in the image and truthfulness of Who we really are. We are told that we ARE LIVELY STONES. We have within us the Ark of the Covenant. Everyone should really study out the Ark of the Covenant. Ask yourself, “what all is in the Ark of the Covenant?” What all was promised in this Ark that we carry with us? I will tell you my thoughts; COMPLETENESS!! TOTAL COMPLETENESS OF I AM!! We have had that completeness from the beginning of life, as we know life.
It’s just that we have been told differently. LIES!! MISTAKES!! UNTRUTHS!! We have been told that we are mere mortal, puny, weak, ignorant, flesh and blood HU-MANS!! Folks, we ARE WHAT HE IS!! And always have been. We have lived like we have been living simply because we have believed delusional untruths!
Let’s look at some word about STONES.
Stones are to build something. Stones are solid, and contain a hardness, even though some stones are softer than others. Stones are to erect something. I was thinking about the old saying, “throwing stones”. So, I sort of see where stones can be for their opposite purpose, and that is to break down and to hurt. Incorrect info can be stones used opposite of its purpose; just as correct info can be and is a great builder. Stones can be used by some, to step upon, to come into safety; stones can be used as weights, to hold something down; we could probably think of a million uses for stones, if we thought hard enough. But, I want to look at STONES, as PEOPLE.
1Peter 2:1-8, “Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies , and all evil speaking, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious. Ye also, as lively stones, are BUILD UP a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to OFFER UP spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious; and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: BUT unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the SAME is made the head of the corner, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: where-unto also they were appointed.”
I see the Corner Stone being used two ways here. Although it is ONE STONE used in two ways, it is PRECIOUS! I also see here that the stone is chosen of God, BUT DISALLOWED OF MEN. Interesting. It says that there are LIVELY STONES, which means that there must be some stones that are NOT so lively (life giving). Actually, the stones that are stumbling blocks, and rocks of offence, is, in the end, PRECIOUS, because, by those stumblings we learn. Some not so fast, others more quickly.
We see that BOTH KINDS OF STONES WAS APPOINTED! Some stones appear as darkness to many who are going through a stumbling season, but we are told “light and darkness are the same to God”. Isn’t that interesting? To know that what we, with natural eyes and natural thinking sees, things as darkness or evil, and God sees the same thing that we see. as THE SAME, light and darkness as light. It’s because He knows that ALL THINGS are appointed. To see it His way, we need to forget evil, and when something comes our way that seems to be darkness, we need to jump right in that darkness and TURN ON OUR LIGHT!!
Luke 19:39-40, “And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”
The thing is, is that this is NO LONGER one of the secrets, the mysteries that has BEEN HIDDEN from the foundation of the world. I AM is speaking through a people who are NOW walking into their True Identity. We cannot hold our peace. We are the SIGN that will be seen and the generations to follow will ask about; question I AM about; and will in turn, follow us right into the same Identity. Hallelujah!!
There are those who are now, crying out to us, saying, “tell me this wonderful thing”. And they will receive the understanding of I AM’s word that has been laying dormant, inside them. Yes, these Stones will show a Pattern to follow.
Mark 13:1, “And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here.”
These stones that are of this temple that the disciples were talking about are the stones that we see in Christianity today. Professing to be His, and yet NOT allowing I AM to speak or move. Instead, they stay in dead doctrine for 50, 60 years; not getting or receiving any Present Truth; doing the same thing that they have been doing for 2000 years, and STILL seeing death, and not knowing their True Identity. Just as the disciples were, back then, they are blinded by the things of the natural. IF you share with them, like little children, they say, “well let me see you do this; or if you offend me, how can you say that you are who you are?” This is the mind of the natural talking and even though these ones asking these questions MIGHT appear to be SO SPIRITUAL, so wise, and can speak with great swelling words, THEY ARE SIMPLY RELIGEOUS! And I AM IS NOT RELIGEOUS! He IS WHO HE IS. IF I AM presented Himself, in a flesh body, to us today, instead of allowing the Spirit that we are, show its witness to Him, there would still be those who would say to Him, “PROVE YOURSELF TO ME”. These are the stones that we will look at in a minute.
MT 4:3, “And when the tempter came to him, he said IF thou be the Son of God, command that theses stones be made bread”.
Yep, there are stones that always demand proof. They do not give the Spirit in them and as them to witness to them, they insist on SEEING SOMETHING DONE. And what did Jesus answer? He said, “it is written that man shall not live by bread alone…” You see, these with their nonsensical questions of proof, are actually still on the bread of the word, instead of RISING INTO HIS PRESENCE and allow Him to teach them. IF they can’t explain it, they won’t accept it. And they end up losing out on the most important truth of their life.
IS. 62:10, “Go through, go through the gates; PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE PEOPLE; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; LIFT UP A STANDARD for the people.”
This is what I AM is saying. GO THROUGH. GO THROUGH. GATHER OUT THE STONES!! He knows that they cannot or will not go through Jordan. They will not gather other stones out of Jordan. Now, let’s look at what stones He is speaking of.
Joshua 4:9, “And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood, and they are there unto this day.”
Does this mean that these still in Jordan, doesn’t have a chance? No, I AM will not lose ONE of His Reflections. But, it does mean that they will see physical death and will remain in that invisible realm, LEARNING, UNTIL they are called back. Today, I AM is speaking LOUD and CLEAR, to us. He is shouting, “COME YE UP OUT OF JORDAN” vs. 17. And if you notice all through this, these people are being told to RISE AND GO OVER JORDAN, not through it. IF our minds do not take on the thoughts of I AM, we will see physical death. I am not sure what all goes on in the Spirit realm, that invisible realm, but, those who experience physical death will remain there until this body on earth, defeats death. This is I AM’s plan. Just as we are told to come out of the Great Whore, He is telling us to come out of Jordan. Both are death to us. And until a body comes out of death, those in the invisible realm cannot come into completion. (Heb 11: 40)
I exhort you; DO NOT TAKE MY WORD. Go within and allow I AM to show you the truth of all this. I will tell you right now, you will lose friends, family and church folks. But, that’s ok. Manifesting into your True Identity is worth ANYTHING. Even when you first come into this KNOWLEDGE, something changes within. And then when that knowledge starts turning to EXPERIENCE, what peace you find. NOTHING really bothers you. When something comes your way that might be unpleasant, RISE UP and go over it. People will talk about you, make fun of you, whatever!! Will it matter when YOU are one who will say, “DEATH WHERE IS THY STING?”
One more thing, I want to show. Look at Chapter 5.
Joshua 5:10-12, “And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho. And the DID EAT OF THE OLD CORN OF THE LAND on the morrow after the Passover, unleavened cakes, and parched corn in the selfsame day, and the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year”.
You know how the baby in the womb of Elizabeth leaped when Mary, being pregnant with Jesus, came to visit Elizabeth? This is what happens when you hear this word, in the Spirit that you are. It affects you. And eating the same old word that you have been eating just isn’t good enough. You will search for LIKE SPIRITED PEOPLE to just feast with. And I will tell you right now, you will not be able to stay in the same fellowship with those who WON’T hear His Voice. It is not that you are any better than them; you just know that you are BETTER OFF. They will not listen to you. They will not be open to what the Spirit will say, within them. We must keep in mind, that ALL are not called to this, for now. Just as with Joshua, A PEOPLE IS TAKEN OUT OF HIS PEOPLE, as it has always been with each move of I AM.
So, I ask that you communicate in the Spirit. Come out of Jordan. .
It is understandable for a child to be afraid of the dark; but, why would an adult be afraid of the LIGHT?
WHT JESUS TELLS US ABOUT TODAY, Parts 1-3 [Linda Keith] May 2007 1