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LIVING EPISTLES MINISTRIES
MESSAGE #500 - Part 3 - VOLUME 1
AND THE COMMUNION OF
THE HOLY GHOST BE WITH YOU ALL. AMEN.
(2 Cor. 13:14)
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AND THE COMMUNION OF
THE HOLY GHOST BE WITH YOU ALL. AMEN.
(2 Cor. 13:14)
Praise the Lord! This is Part 3 of our study on communion. The Lord has instructed us to start this meeting and message with a drawing of the space-time continuum which is Leviathan's timeline.
We know that Christ Jesus intends to eventually swallow up Leviathan's whole timeline but, in this hour, Christ Jesus is not yet swallowing up Leviathan.
He is making a way for some personalities to escape from this timeline, so that He can train them, so that He can equip them with Christ Jesus and all of the heavenly defenses, and armor, and weapons that we need, so that we can be the Saviors that come forth from Mount Zion, which is the brow (6th) energy center, the energy center between the eye brows, the sixth energy center, and be that open door to the rest of the church and then to the world.
We see in Revelation 3:8 that there is a door that will never close, and that door is Christ Jesus. Revelation 3:8, "I know thy works. Behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it. For thou hast a little strength and hast kept my Word and hast not denied my name."
The open door that no man can shut is Christ Jesus, but that open door is yet to open into this world. Christ Jesus is being formed in a company of people in this hour.
Once Christ Jesus establishes that door, once this group of people are caught up into the brow (6th) energy center, and their personality is perfected or saved, and they are so covered by Christ Jesus that their sin nature is completely paralyzed, these men will be sinless and utterly strengthened and sustained by the glorified Jesus Christ and Jehovah and the whole household of God.
That is the open door that no man can shut, but until that time that, that door is opened, until the permanent door is established, there is a door that is opening, and the people who are called to this company of Saviors that will come forth to save the rest of the church and the rest of the world are challenged to escape through a door that is only opening temporarily, if you can hear what I am saying.
Let me try it again. Right now, to the best of my knowledge, there is no one in this physical visible world that is a perfect manifestation of the Lord Jesus Christ. Everybody's sin nature is still active as far as I know. That is my information from the Lord.
There is a temporary door opening in the very near future, and that door is Christ in you. What I have for you on this board, this is all happening within you.
The door that is opening within you is Christ in you and the Mind of Christ in you, or Christ Jesus in you, is interfering with your carnal mind, Leviathan's timeline, as you, each individual one of you, follow this path.
If you can see the arrows, this is just the path that humanity follows. It just goes round and round and round. If Christ is in you, this is the place where you are in your path. You, the personality, are coming to a place within yourself where Christ Jesus is interfering with your carnal mind.
You may recall that your Christ mind is being formed within the carnal mind. Your Christ mind is being formed within the womb of the carnal mind, if you are fighting this war, if you are doing everything that you can to distinguish between the two minds within you.
They are symbiotic, they are Siamese twins, they are bound together. It is very, very hard to tell the difference between the two minds, because how do you recognize a mind? Can anybody tell us that?
COMMENT: By the word spoken.
PASTOR VITALE: Yes, we recognize a mind by the words that are spoken. Words are just the final manifestation or expression of our thoughts.
If we are going to distinguish between the two minds, we have to recognize the difference in our thoughts before we speak. That is our ultimate goal.
We start by recognizing or by telling the difference between our verbal words but, ultimately, to fight this war and separate from the carnal mind, we have to recognize these words when they are still thoughts.
If Christ is in you, you, the personality, are still walking along, you are still treading this path that every other man born of a woman is treading. The only difference between you and the rest of the world is that Christ is in you.
If you never come to a place where you meet Christ within you, you are going to pass out of this world, and the chances are you will not have made any mark on the world at all or some little mark on the world.
For you to be powerful in Christ, for you to experience the promises of the Scripture concerning spiritual ascension, you, the personality, must have a confrontation, a meeting, with the Christ that is inside of you.
Brethren, I am telling you the truth. The church is filled with thousands, if not millions of Christians that Christ is formed in, and the personality never meets Him. They are still living out of their carnal mind and, in most instances, they think it is Christ because they cannot tell the difference.
There is an opportunity, this is the word of the Lord this morning. There is an opportunity approaching for each of us to have a confrontation, each of us that is treading this carnal path over here, to have a confrontation.
We are getting very close to the place where we're going to meet Christ and if we meet Him, if we recognize the meeting, you are going to be able to run through the door.
What does that mean? It means your personality will begin to live out of Christ. As soon as you start to think with that Christ mind, you have the ability to distinguish between your carnal mind and your Christ mind, because you cannot do it without Christ.
Satan will never say to you, that is Christ over there. What will Satan tell you every time? Every time you try to distinguish between the two minds, what will Satan tell you? She will say, I am who? Satan will say, "I am Christ. That person over there that has a different mind, they must be Satan. They are different. That is a different mind and if you are Christ, that must be Satan."
You will never distinguish between the two minds correctly unless you are thinking with the Mind of Christ.
I gave a little exhortation off the tape this morning because I was not sure what the Lord was doing or what He was saying to me. I now believe that what He is saying to me is that this word is for this group here and whoever is associated with this group that gets the tapes on a regular basis.
You are approaching the point where this opportunity is open for you. There is a confrontation coming between the carnal mind within you, between Leviathan and Christ Jesus, and if you, the personality, can recognize it when it happens....it is going to be in your thoughts. If you can recognize it when it happens, you are going to walk through the door and forever you shall be with the Lord.
What does that mean? You are going to start living out of the Christ mind, thinking out of the Christ mind. When that happens, your whole life will change.
As devoted and as intent as you think that your life is right now, and you are all committed people, once you walk through that door and you start living out of Christ, I do not mean just listening to tapes and talking about the Doctrine of Christ, which is fine, but when your every decision, even to what you should make for dinner, starts to come out of Christ, you are on your way.
This opportunity, this door, is opening. This is the Word of the Lord to this group this morning. The door is opening. You are approaching the point. What does that mean?
You have been sitting under this message for almost nine years. I have been beating up your carnal mind for at least two or three years. You have been under heavy judgment for a couple of years. What does that mean? Does that mean I am picking on you?
Someone once said I was picking on them and was too hard on them. No, I am trying to kill your carnal mind so that Christ can stand a chance. That is what I am trying to do, believe it or not. That is what I am trying to do.
You are approaching the point, you are here this morning. You are going to be able to walk through that door if you are willing to tell the difference. What would stop you from distinguishing between the two minds? What would stop you from walking through that door? What is the only thing that would stop you?
Yes, your pride. How come you are at this point? Because you have been sitting under this instruction almost nine years, eight years for you, almost nine years for you. You have been faithful, and the Lord wants to give you this experience, and He wants to give it to you so badly, to the extent that He has me teaching you this, this morning.
In the final analysis, you must lay hold of Christ yourself. The only way you can do it is to lay down your carnal mind. Step on it, tread on it, kill it, admit every fault that you have, admit every mistake that you make and make it right, no matter how small.
If you close the door wrong, and you know that there is a rule here that you should close the door another way, admit it, do it right, and say you will do it right the next time. Kill that pride and walk through that door.
Today is the day of deliverance. Today is the day of salvation. This is a personal word to this ministry and to the brethren in this ministry.
Let us go over this drawing here. Science has revealed that the space-time continuum is a loop. That is why I have drawn it this way. Man just goes round and round and round.
In the individuals where Christ is being formed, He is in the form of a parallelogram. We know that from other studies. Christ, originally, is being formed within the womb of the carnal mind. As He separates from the carnal mind, He tears the carnal mind, and Leviathan's timeline is just another way of saying "carnal mind" for the purposes of this exhortation.
As Christ Jesus begins to move, He begins to separate. There will be a tear. There will be a tear. The Lord gave me a word of knowledge this morning that humanity is in Leviathan's intestines. You do not have to believe that if you do not want to, but that is what the Lord told me.
The Lord said, that if you are neither hot nor cold, I will spew you out of my mouth. The Lord wants to consume us, and this message is on communion, brethren.
Believe it or not, the communion that Paul talks about, that Jesus spoke about, it is what I am talking about now. It is not about crackers and grape juice. It is what I am talking about now. It is talking about eating and drinking the personality and the human spirit. That is what the communion is talking about.
The glorified Jesus Christ wants us to be in His intestines. Look, somebody is going to eat you. This whole world is consuming itself. The stronger animal consumes the weaker animal. Man consumes the farm animal. Insects consume smaller insects. The whole world is a jungle.
Are you really spiritually naive enough to think that this whole world that is consuming itself excludes mankind, that nobody is consuming mankind?
Of course, we know about cannibals, but cannibalism is being wiped out in the so-called civilized world. Brethren, human beings are being consumed spiritually. There are two people who want to consume us. We become the flesh of the one who consumes us. Do you hear me?
I have become the flesh of Christ Jesus because He has consumed so much of me that a large part of myself is Him. Obviously, I am not completely Him, because I know that my sin nature is alive and well. I hear her every day. She does not leave me alone, but I do not agree with her.
I have become the flesh of Christ Jesus and His mouthpiece, because He is consuming my spirit and my personality to a large degree. I have become His flesh.
We become the flesh and the behavioral and verbal expression of the spirit that consumes us or of the mind that consumes us. Of course, the mind has a spirit in it.
This is very, very hard. You can be a very, very nice person and do all kinds of good deeds and good works, and bake cookies, and help people, and give people your money, and put people ahead of you, and do all kinds of good things. It could be out of the good side of the mind of this world, which is the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
That is why, even though you have done all these good works, and I do not disdain them, even though you have done all of these good works, you still get sick, you still suffer in your body, you still have problems in your life, and if the Lord Jesus does not intervene, you will die.
If you think you are going to some fairy land heaven after the death of this body, you have bought a lie. It is not true. Life is in the flesh. Judgment is in the flesh so that you should learn to live after the Spirit. Jesus Christ is glorified in the visible world, not after we die.
He is glorified when His nature manifests through us in this world, despite all the temptations and pressures of Satan and Leviathan. When we live through Him, He is glorified. In such a person that is living for Him, that Christ is formed in them, He wants you to recognize this message so that you can run through the door.
Because there have been many faithful that have not heard this word or understood this word and have walked right past the door. They have just continued along this path, walked right past the door, and never opened it.
Most likely, they walked past the door because they thought they were already in Christ, which they were not.
Very, very few in this hour are actually living out of Christ. He said, "I stand at the door and I knock. " Very few are opening because they think they are already in, but they are not.
Their good works are providing good things in this world. You shall reap what you sow. They give their money away, and they are safe from financial disaster. You are kind to other people, people are kind to you. You do good works in the church, you pursue Jesus Christ with all your strength, He will put you in a fellowship where you can grow spiritually.
Eternal life, immortality, deliverance from physical death is only for those who go through the door.
Leviathan's timeline produces the physical body. Even though you are still in this physical body, if your whole personality, which is your soul, can get through this door into Christ Jesus' timeline (not just a part of you , but your whole personality has to get through the door) you will not die.
The Lord told me this morning that this is a hernia, that He is causing a hernia, He is causing a breach, He is causing a tear in Leviathan's intestines. Jesus is consuming us. This is not a new message here. I am just saying it in a different way.
I have been preaching for a couple of years now that Satan and Leviathan and all of the hosts of creatures, you can say the hosts of hell, that exist in the other planes of consciousness feed off of our spiritual energy. There are all kinds of spiritual insects feeding off of our etheric body. That is why we die. There are beings that are feeding off of us.
Humanity is in Leviathan's intestines, and the Lord Jesus wants us to enter into His intestines., because when He consumes us, we live forever. When Leviathan consumes us, we die after a season, and our life could be good or evil depending upon other factors.
We see that the timeline of Christ Jesus is a parallelogram, and that the open door is the point of contact between the two timelines. We see that the timeline of Christ Jesus is the holy or heavenly Jerusalem. We have several Scriptures on that.
Hebrews 12:22; But ye are come unto Mt. Zion and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem and to an innumerable company of angels. (KJV)
Revelation 3:12; Him that openeth will I make a pillar in the temple of my God and he shall no more go out and I will write upon him the name of my God, the name of the city of my God, which is the new Jerusalem, which cometh down from heaven from God. And I will write upon him my new name. (KJV)
Revelation 21:2; And I John, saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (KJV)
Revelation 21:10; And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. (KJV)
For a long time I could not understand why the new Jerusalem was coming down from heaven because the Lord had told me that this visible physical world is covering over the visible spiritual world. Actually, hell is covering over heaven. Cain has buried Abel.
I could not understand why heaven, why the heavenly Jerusalem was coming down from above. I believe the Lord has told me that what the Scripture is really saying, although I have not checked it out in the Interlinear, but I have no problem with this, the holy Jerusalem is covering over the carnal mind.
I told you earlier in this message that the heavenly Jerusalem is the Mind of Christ. It is Christ Jesus. Christ is being formed in the womb of the earth, and He must penetrate the earth. We have had a lot of teaching about this.
We did Ezekiel's bones. We found out that was talking about Abel crying out from under the ground, "Father, Father, deliver me," and there was a great earthquake. It is Abel under the ground saying, "Get me out of here, come out of his coffin."
When Christ pierces through the ground and ascends, as Christ ascends and apprehends the waters or the energies of the individual, He matures into Christ Jesus, goes all the way up to the brow (6th) energy center and then comes down.
Then He comes down from the brow (6th) energy center and covers over the carnal mind, permanently covers her over, until she is paralyzed and we become sinless.
It is our carnal mind, mostly Satan, thinking through us. Leviathan lusts through us. Satan thinks through us. She is the nature, the fallen nature, that causes us to die. Her vibration must be stopped.
The Lord has likened her to me as a rattlesnake rattling her tail causing a vibration of evil thoughts, of thoughts that are declared to be sin by Almighty God, which sin is punishable by death.
The man who is born with this sin nature is identified by the name Satan. When that spiritual entity vibrates in that new born infant, that new born infant is already marked for death, in accordance with the universal law, the universal righteous law of God Almighty, Jehovah.
Scientists will tell you, we start to die immediately after our birth. Our cells begin to die.
Is this an unrighteous God? No! Every sin shall have its just recompense. Glory be to God who has made a way of escape from the righteous judgment.
The repentance, through the confession of sin and repentance, qualifies you for a new righteous mind which is incapable of sin, which when you live out of Him, will cause your personality to cease from dying and to live forever.
Jehovah will never remove His righteous law. The condemnation of death is upon the mind that thinks good and evil. Your deliverance is through an escape into the new mind which has graciously been provided for by our Creator.
I want to tell you that gratitude, an attitude of gratitude, is absolutely essential to enter into His salvation. As we have already seen in the first two parts of this message, we did some translations in Matthew 26, I believe, the disciples were grateful.
They were grateful that the Doctrine of Christ was being given to them. When they were grateful, the Spirit of Christ flowed over them into their spirit, because the doctrine without the Spirit of Christ is still death.
Yes, the Doctrine of Christ, as glorious as it might be to you, without the Spirit of Christ is still death unto you. Why?
Because if you do not have the Spirit of Christ, Satan is still the spiritual blood of your being. What?
You were given a measure of energy when you were born into this world. Either Satan possesses that energy with her polluted earth or the Spirit of Christ possesses that energy.
You could have the doctrine, Paul is saying, but if you do not have the Spirit of Christ, your foundation is still mortal, and your spirit is still Satan.
What good is this glorious doctrine, if you could preach it, which I have not yet met anyone who could preach it out of their carnal mind? Every time they try it, it comes out backwards.
It comes out with major reverses. It puts Christ Jesus in Satan's role and Satan in Christ Jesus' role. Even if you could preach it, it still would not give you eternal life.
From time to time, somebody comes in here and they want to learn this doctrine so that they can go out and preach it, so that they can exalt themselves and have a ministry.
This has been going on for a long time. The ministry is twelve years old. There is always somebody coming around that wants to grab this doctrine and preach it. No one has ever succeeded yet. I have never denied it to anybody. I have never denied the tapes and the books to anybody, but nobody has ever been able to go out and preach it.
Brethren, you have to follow the rules that are laid down by Christ Jesus to preach this doctrine, if that is your desire. There is nothing wrong with wanting to preach it, if that is your desire, but you have to submit to the course of study and discipleship that Christ Jesus has laid out.
You are not going to listen to a few tapes and preach this message. If you try to do that, as we will find out when we translate I Corinthians 11 today, you will come under Satan's judgment. Do not even try. It is a blessing of God that you cannot give it out. Why?
Because when you preach this message, if you could preach it right, Satan is out to kill you, and if the Spirit of Christ is not defending you, you will not stand for five minutes.
She will go after you with a viciousness and a vengeance that will dig up every legal ground, that is every aspect of sin in your life, known to you or not known to you.
She will do as much damage to you and your family as she possibly can, based on those legal grounds, based on those sins that she has found in you.
When someone comes to me, and they tell me I did not do that deliberately, I want to tell you that Satan does not care that you did not do that deliberately. Then if you do not take my correction, even though you did not do it deliberately, Satan is there. She is waiting without mercy to correct you.
Everybody is challenged to grow up here, to kill your own sin, and to take seriously everything I say to you. I am rarely wrong, and I cannot remember any time that I have been wrong that the Lord has not sent me to the person to tell them I was wrong, when He corrected me.
I cannot remember one instance of that ever happening in twelve years of ministry. If I am wrong, He will correct me, and I will tell you.
Christ Jesus interferes with the space-time continuum and tears the fabric of this world system, that is the world system within us. Each one of us is a cosmos.
The Fiery Serpent, who is nailed to Christ Jesus, is divided from Leviathan. The Fiery Serpent in every one of us is joined to Leviathan in some measure. There are different forms of union.
First, our personality joins with Christ, then with Christ Jesus, then our personality joins with the glorified Jesus Christ. There are different degrees of union between the Fiery Serpent and Leviathan.
The Fiery Serpent has union with Leviathan from the day we are born, but that is a different union than when I talk about the Fiery Serpent ascending into the belly (3rd) energy center and then joining to Leviathan and, eventually, becoming the swine in the crown (7th) energy center. That is a different form of union.
The Fiery Serpent is joined to Leviathan because they are made out of the same substance. The Fiery Serpent is the seed of Leviathan that Leviathan has planted in the individual. There is a connection; there is a union, they are one. They are of the same substance. They are both of the earth.
Of course, Christ Jesus, let me remind you, is joining Himself to the Fiery Serpent for the specific purpose of dividing the Fiery Serpent from Leviathan.
Does anybody remember who the Fiery Serpent is and why Jesus would want that Fiery Serpent?
COMMENT: She is our spiritual virginity.
PASTOR VITALE: That is a true answer, but we need a better explanation than that.
COMMENT: She is the sperm of Jehovah.
PASTOR VITALE: Yes, the Fiery Serpent is the sperm of Jehovah. It is His seed. It is His son. Our potential to be a son of God is in the Fiery Serpent within us.
All of these eggs or all of these sperms, all these seeds (they are not eggs, I guess) they are sperm. All of these seeds of Jehovah were stolen by the Primordial Serpent and covered with earth and engraved with the nature of the Serpent and are now functioning as a full fledged member of the Primordial Serpent's household.
Christ Jesus has come to save that which was lost. What was lost? Jehovah's semen was lost. The seed part, or the sperm part of the spiritual semen was apprehended by the Primordial Serpent, and the waters of the semen were polluted by the Primordial Serpent, and she is appearing to us today as Satan.
The Serpent stole the whole spiritual substance that Jehovah poured into this creation. Jesus came to get it back. He also came to get back the earth because the earth is necessary to project the image of the visible world.
Adam rose from the dead in the man, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the incarnation of Adam, Jehovah's glorious thought form. He is married to the earth. Adam is married to the earth.
Adam is Elohim, Jehovah's spiritual seminal fluid, mixed together with the dust, the surface of the earth. I asked the Lord for years why the surface of the earth? The significance is that Adam is mixed with a small proportion of earth, just the surface of the earth. He is more spirit than he is earth. It is the earth that makes him visible.
We are more earth than spirit. We are buried under the earth. Adam abides in the world above, in the upper window, but he has just enough earth mixed with him to make him visible.
Jesus Christ came looking for Jehovah's spiritual seminal fluid, the energy, the waters of creation, the Fiery Serpents who are reincarnating and reincarnating and reincarnating because they are under the influence of the Primordial Serpent, who is trying to perfect them through experience because that is what she believes.
That is what the Primordial Serpent's doctrine teaches, that you will be perfected through experience, which is a lie. You will never be perfected through experience.
The spiritual sperm of Jehovah's seminal fluid is reincarnating over and over again. Not the personality, not what is your present consciousness here, but that spiritual seed inside of you is in hell. All those spiritual seeds are in hell, whatever memory or consciousness they have.
Then someone hypnotizes you, and you think you are remembering past lives. You are not remembering your past life. You are contacting Satan who has all memories back to the beginning of this age or even before this age, from the time of the fall.
I am not going to get into that now, because I will preach all day on this Doctrine of Christ and I really want to get on to the communion.
Christ Jesus interferes with the space-time continuum and tears the fabric of this world system that is within you. Each one of us is a cosmos. Each one of us is a world. This spiritual fabric that is within us, which is really Leviathan's timeline is divided from Leviathan.
We see that Christ Jesus is nailing Himself to the Fiery Serpent in every particle of our spiritual being and separating the Fiery Serpent from every particle of our spiritual being. This is impossible. Jesus is doing the impossible.
As the Fiery Serpent slips away, this tear, this door that the whole personality escapes through, will remain open until Satan and Leviathan repair the breach. You have to run through when that door opens.
This is not a one-time running through. For every level of deliverance that you get, every time that door opens, you have to walk through. Every door of opportunity that opens, you have to walk through.
What is going to happen to you if you miss it? You are not going to get punished for it, but you did not take that advance. You had an opportunity to do something for Christ, and you did not do it, so you are that much back in time.
It all depends upon how much time you have. Do not think that you do not have much time because of your age. You do not know what is coming tomorrow, if you are twenty years old or thirty years old. There are earthquakes, and tornadoes, and floods and everything going on in this world today.
You do not know what is coming tomorrow. People go into the hospital to have a toenail removed and they die. They do not come out. You do not know what is coming tomorrow. You have to walk through every door that opens. How can you walk through the door if you cannot recognize the door?
The whole message this morning is "Open your eyes." Ask the Lord to open your eyes. You cannot even open your own eyes. Walk through every door that opens, every spiritual door that opens.
That means when someone calls and mentions they would like the literature from this ministry, you do not let your pride say, "You write and ask for it yourself." You take the opportunity. You have got to deal with your pride. Even if right there on the spot, you say, "Jesus, what is the right thing to do?"
That is how you take the opportunity, by entering into a continuous communication with the Lord. You have to ask Him about everything.
"What do you think, Lord? What do you think about this decision that I am making? What do you think? What have you got for me? What do you want from me today? How can you use me today?" Not just when you come here. The door will remain open until Satan and Leviathan repair the breach.
We have many opportunities to walk in Christ. I believe the Lord is saying today that there is a major opportunity coming up ahead.
I have an example for you, just to try and help you to understand this. A couple of months ago I had a word that a door of opportunity was about to be opened to me and that it would be something to really take advantage of. I wondered what it could possibly be.
Do you know what it turned out to be for me? The opportunity to take this weight off for me. I have been praying to the Lord for years to help me with this problem. I have to say it is an emotional problem. When you overeat, it is an emotional problem. I am talking about myself. I am not putting anybody down.
If you are overweight and you overeat, it is because you are having stress in your life, and the way you are dealing with it is by eating. Of course, that is better than committing adultery, or robbing, or shoplifting, but it is a sign that Christ Jesus is not controlling this aspect of your life, and He wants to be controlling every aspect of our life.
I have been crying out for years saying, "Lord, I am powerless in this area of my life." I am so strong in other areas, but powerless to take this weight off and powerless to exercise. Every time I would try to exercise, I would get sick or get hurt in some way.
About two months ago, at tops, a spiritual door opened for me. I cannot describe it to you anymore, but something inside of me, Christ inside of me said, "The anointing to give you the power you have been praying for, for years is now available for you.
I cut my calories in half with no pain, no pain, and I am exercising almost every day, at least five to six days a week. No pain. I am not in any kind of pain.
Something happened in the spirit that enabled me to do it. If I was not willing to cut my calories back and I was not willing to go work out six days a week, I would not get the blessing. I would not lose the weight.
That is what it means, a door of opportunity. The power for you to do it is here, or it is coming. This is for you, today. The power to get your healing, it is coming. It is going to present itself to you.
I do not know what form it is going to take, but I pray that your eyes should see it, because I know you will walk through the door if you see it. I rebuke your blindness in the name of Jesus, and I curse your pride. I curse it.
I cannot even tell you how it happened. Somehow I got an inkling. The Lord is going to help me explain it to you. Something in my subconscious mind started to recognize that maybe I could try.
In the past, I would not even try. I just knew that I had tried several times before and failed miserably.
A thought from Christ started rising up in my mind, very subtle. "Maybe it is time to try." As I started to try, I saw that I was doing it. I saw that I was cutting back on my calories. I saw that I was doing the exercises, and I was prevailing.
As I succeeded, I did more. I asked the Lord to be with me every step of the way and see that I did not overdo it, that I would not do anything that would result in physical harm to my body, which has happened in the past. I overdo it, and then I lose everything.
I am still at it, and I lost quite a bit of weight. There is not a doubt in my mind that I am going all the way because Christ Jesus is with me and because He helped me to recognize that the power was present to do this.
Going back to my old days in deliverance, my Pastor at that time, used that Scripture a lot. "And the power of the Holy Ghost was present to heal."
There are spiritual doors that open and close. I spent five years casting out demons. The power to cast out demons was present, and I did it for five years.
I try to cast out a demon today and nothing happens. I turn it over to one of you. It is not there. The power within me to do that spiritual activity is not there. The Lord is doing something else through me.
Does that mean I will never cast a demon out again? No! The power to cast out demons is not present with me today and has not been for a long time.
You all heard my testimony when I went to Africa. Everybody was casting out demons, and I was powerless. After five years of glorious ministry in casting out demons, I was powerless. I was totally mortified.
So much for my pride. We cannot do anything unless Christ Jesus is doing it in us and through us.
A door of opportunity is about to open for you. I have no idea what form it will take, but "you walk through it and you will be healed," says the Lord. Lord, open her eyes.
This whole message, so far, was an introduction to Part 3 of our study on the communion.
Brethren, the communion is about spiritual eating and drinking. The word "cup" signifies the Mind of Christ which holds the Spirit of Christ. Cup merely means vessel. Wine, Jesus is obviously talking about His spiritual blood, which is the Spirit of Christ. That is no secret that He is talking about His spiritual blood.
If the blood is spiritual, why should the cup not be spiritual? Let us be consistent.
The bread is the Doctrine of Christ. The Doctrine of Christ is spiritual. The Doctrine of Christ is the Word of God, the Word of God in you. Jesus said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven." The Word of God is Christ Jesus in you.
When you, the personality, are living out of Christ Jesus, you will not only be nourished by the bread within you, but you will be a source of nourishment to others.
Jesus was telling His disciples in that whole account of the communion, which, unfortunately, has been reduced to grape juice and crackers today, that they must get the Mind of Christ, and they must also have the Spirit because the Word without the Spirit is dead.
That is what this whole issue of the communion is. Jesus said, "I am going to be taken from this world. The days of my flesh are over. While I have been in this world, I was covering you. I gave you power over sicknesses and diseases. I have covered your sins, but the days of my presence in the flesh are going. They are leaving, and now you must internalize the same mind that is in me. The same mind that is in me must shoot forth in you." That is what the communion is all about.
Brethren, the more I translate these Scriptures, and the more the Lord educates me, the more I have to cry out to God to help me stay calm when I see the condition of the church.
When I see what has been done to the glorious Word of God and how it has been brought down into the flesh, I have to pray to stay calm. Even worse than that, the people are very reluctant, if not outright rebellious, and resistant, and antagonistic towards the truth.
The average person in the church is not even receiving this word gladly. They are still out there celebrating Christmas and putting up trees. They do not want the truth. They want to stay in the flesh. They do not want the Spirit. It feels good to stay in the flesh.
Who is going to pay the price of this persecution for not celebrating Christmas and not taking the communion and having everybody look at you like you are some kind of a freak? Who is willing to pay that kind of a price? Not many.
I have heard it preached so many times that the Corinthians were a carnal church, that the church at Corinth was a carnal church.
Brethren, I have news for you. The King James Translation, and, again, I have nothing against the King James Translators, they did the best that they could. They did the best they could at the time, but the translation of the King James Translators has made it appear that Corinth was a carnal church.
We will, Lord willing, translate I Corinthians 11 today, but I want to tell you, those Corinthians were hearing the Doctrine of Christ.
I do not know whether they had an imputed Christ or an imparted Christ, I am not sure. They probably had an imputed Christ. They probably had Christ formed in them by the gathering together of the Holy Spirit within them through faithfulness and devotion to the Lord.
For Paul to be talking to them about the communion, about what the Lord Jesus taught on the communion, they had to be spiritual. Obviously, some of them did not have the imparted Mind of Christ rooted within them, both water and seed, the whole Tree of Life.
They had to be spiritual for him to come and give them this message, which is pretty much everything that I have been preaching here. Paul was preaching the Doctrine of Christ to Corinth. They were not carnal. They were spiritual enough to understand this message.
Paul was not talking to them about how they kept their hair. Paul, the great apostle of God, did not come to Corinth to correct how they wore their hair.
Brethren, the New Testament is a translation of a translation of a translation. It was written in Aramaic, it was translated into Latin where the Catholic Church got a hold of it, then it was translated into Greek, and then it was translated into English.
I want to tell you, the message is so damaged, the message is so damaged, that I could have never ever understood it without first being educated in the Hebrew Scripture. This is what the Lord did. For years I hardly ever touched the New Testament.
Everything was the Old Testament. I know it was a frustration to you, among others. I did not understand why. I just followed where the Lord led me, but now I see from the Hebrew Interlinear Text. The Hebrew Interlinear Text is still untouched enough.
I am sure it has been touched, but untouched enough for the Lord to have been able to bring forth the Doctrine of Christ to someone with my level of understanding, which is very small.
Now that I have this understanding of the Doctrine of Christ, looking at the New Testament in the Interlinear Text with this knowledge of the Doctrine of Christ, I am making sense out of the New Testament.
I got the Doctrine of Christ by looking at the Interlinear Hebrew with no knowledge at all, because the Interlinear Hebrew is still vital. It is still alive.
Brethren, there is death in this translation of the New Testament.
Do not shut off this tape and listen to what I said. There is death in this translation of the New Testament. I did not say there is death in the New Testament. There is death in this translation, if the church does not come out of this carnality.
They are already dead, but they are going to stay dead. You do not live after your physical body dies. You are supposed to be a spiritual giant here in the flesh today, in the earth. You will never be a spiritual giant in Christ Jesus following carnal physical rituals and celebrating pagan holidays. That is just the truth.
Do I condemn you if you do this? Not at all, but I do tell you the truth. I do not have to condemn you.
Who is the one that condemns you? The law condemns you.
Why? Because if you are not spiritual, you are under the law.
Did Paul not say something like that? He said, "Do I condemn you? No, he said, Moses condemns you." How does Moses condemn you? If you are not spiritual, you are under the law.
The whole church thinks they are in the New Covenant. You are not in the New Covenant.
There are two manifestations, two measures, two expressions of the Old Covenant, one to the Jew and one to the Greek, but it is still the Old Covenant. The Holy Spirit is still the Old Covenant.
The New Covenant is Christ in you, the righteous mind in you, and you living out of Him. That is the New Covenant. Everything that I am teaching you here is in the Mind of Christ, for you to become spiritual.
If you choose to stay in your carnal mind and follow pagan festivals and pagan rituals, if you choose to do that, I am not condemning you. If you choose to do that, if you choose to be carnal, you are under the law. The spiritual man is under the correction of Christ.
If you cannot hear this, if you think I do not know what I am talking about, if you choose to reject everything I am saying, that is your privilege and your choice, but the truth of the matter is, you have put yourself under the law, which means your correction will come from Satan in the world.
That is the truth. I condemn you not. It is my job to tell you the truth, and that is the end of my job unless the Lord sends me back to tell you the truth again. I am a teacher. I do not try to enforce these laws. I teach.
Any questions before we go to our notes?
Alternate Translation; Matthew 26:26-29. And as Jesus, the bread from heaven spoke, the disciples received the Doctrine of Christ gladly, and Adam within Jesus said, lay hold of the Doctrine of Christ and let your mind consume it, because the Doctrine of Christ is my spiritual body [the real me], and the Spirit of Elijah broke forth from within Jesus and seized Abel within the disciples, and Abel/Christ revived.
These were Jews, and they had the dead root of the Tree of Life that was raised up in David and his descendants. That is who Abel is.
In this generation, Christ is available to all men, not just to Jews because of the Lord Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for us.
The Spirit of Elijah said to Abel/Christ in the disciples, "Drink in my Spirit because the Doctrine of Christ alone will not produce immortality." Abel/Christ, the cup within the disciples that holds the Spirit of Christ, seized upon the Spirit of Elijah within Jesus and Abel/Christ revived fully, and the disciples were grateful.
I want to go over that a little bit at a time. First of all, for anyone hearing this tape or reading this transcript that does not know it, the Spirit of Elijah was in Jesus, and Jesus was speaking about Himself when He said, "The Spirit of Elias has come, and you cannot recognize Him."
The Spirit of Elijah said to Abel, but in this generation it is Christ, within the disciples, "Drink in my Spirit because the bread alone, the Doctrine of Christ alone, will not produce immortality and Abel or Christ in this generation, the cup within the disciple that holds the Spirit of Christ."
You cannot have the Spirit of Christ if you do not have the Mind of Christ, because the Spirit of Christ is a liquid. It is likened unto wine in the Scriptures that must be contained in a cup, and the carnal mind does not hold the Spirit of Christ.
What does the carnal mind hold? What part of the household of God does the carnal mind hold?
Yes, the Holy Spirit.
Can anyone tell us the difference between the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Christ?
COMMENT: The Holy Spirit ministers to the carnal mind.
PASTOR VITALE: Actually, substance wise, what is the difference, not functionally, between the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Christ?
COMMENT: The Holy Spirit is the water and the energy, and the Spirit of Christ is the root.
PASTOR VITALE: You have got a 95% on that. The Holy Spirit is the waters or the energy of the glorified Jesus Christ. We are talking about Jehovah's spiritual seminal fluid here, which is both water and seed.
In the parable, the Scripture calls it the root and the branch of the Tree of Life. The branch being the water or the energy, and the root being the seed. The root is the part of the seminal fluid that carries the nature.
The Spirit of Christ is the whole virile spiritual seminal fluid of the glorified Jesus Christ. It has both the purified energy and the polluted energy in Satan.
The Spirit of Christ has the purified energy plus the seed that carries the nature of Jehovah. The Holy Spirit is the purified energy of the glorified Jesus Christ, but it does not have the virile seed with the nature of Christ.
That is why so many people who have the Holy Spirit still have major character flaws. Jesus said, "If I have cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the Holy Ghost has come upon you," or some such thing. The Holy Ghost can cast out demons. The Holy Ghost can heal the sick. The Holy Ghost is power.
The Holy Spirit is the power of the glorified Jesus Christ, but the Spirit of Christ is the power of the glorified Jesus Christ plus the nature of the glorified Jesus Christ.
You should know that if you meet someone who is very anointed, they could be very anointed and have all the gifts, casting out demons, healing, prophesying, words of knowledge, but if their character is the same as the character of the unregenerate man, you know that you are dealing with the Holy Ghost.
That is not a bad thing, but we want the truth, and we do not want to be confusing the Holy Ghost with the Spirit of Christ.
Why? Because if you know that a man has the Holy Ghost, then you know that when you deal with him in business, or if you are dealing with commitments or anything that has to do with ethical or moral behavior, you know that you can expect that man to be like the people of the world.
If you are dealing with someone that has the Spirit of Christ, you can expect moral, ethical behavior from them in addition to the gifts.
What is the test of moral, ethical behavior which can come out of the good side of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil as well as out of Christ? How do you tell whether the moral, ethical behavior is coming out of Christ or coming out of the good side of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?
The test, brethren, is when pride influences the moral behavior. That is the test.
You could be a person that would never kill somebody. When we talk about the nature of Jesus Christ, we are not talking about murder and outright shoplifting.
Hopefully, if you have the Holy Spirit, you are not going to be doing that. We are talking about the nitty gritty morality of your day-to-day relationships with other people.
If pride rises up and stops you from doing what is right in the subtleties, then you know that in that area, you are not moving in the Spirit of Christ.
Of course, most of us are in transition. I am in transition, too. There are areas that I am not Christ. When it comes to everyday nitty gritty aspects of life, there are times that I am not Christ. I am not perfected yet.
You have to look at the person's overall life and their overall way of dealing with things, and with attitudes, and dealing with moral issues in business, and in their family, and in their church fellowship, in these small areas.
Then you see if the person is primarily in Christ, and they lapse once in awhile, or if they are primarily in their carnal mind, and they are in Christ some of the time. You look at how people deal with problems, but you cannot see it unless you have the Mind of Christ.
This is very hard. This is very hard to see. I have seen people with the Holy Ghost in fornication. I have seen people with the Holy Ghost that take money that does not belong to them.
Brethren, does it not hit the newspapers every once in awhile that some preacher with the Holy Ghost ran off with his secretary or robbed the congregation? We have had someone go to jail in this country. The man had an anointed ministry, and he went to jail. He went to jail.
We see that the nature of Christ is our conscience. If we are living out of the nature of Christ, even when we do something wrong, this happens to me a lot, we are corrected.
In some areas, I have really been trained, and it is my natural inclination to do the right thing. In other areas it is not yet my natural inclination, but Christ speaks to me. I am so grateful when He speaks to me, and He tells me that what I was doing was really wrong.
Because this is the opportunity to do the right thing when it was not my nature to do the right thing. As we follow His prompting, eventually it will become our nature in that area.
There are three stages; either you do the right thing by instinct, you do the right thing because you would never have known to do it, but Christ had mercy on you and told you to do it, or you do the right thing because even though it is not your natural instinct, you know that it is the right thing to do.
Eventually, we hope that in all things we will do the right thing so that there is no sin in us. This is how we are killing sin in our nature. This is how we are killing it.
When I did not know enough to do the right thing, and Christ told me and I did it, I still sinned because my original instinctual reaction was not out of Christ. Therefore, I sinned, but Christ covered me by telling me the truth.
When I did the right thing, because of my relationship with Jesus Christ and because of His sacrifice and the blood, I will not reap what I sowed, because He corrected me, and I did what He told me.
I still sinned. I am not going to reap what I sowed because I did what He told me, but I am still dying. Then, from there I learned because He told me to do the right thing. Now I have learned.
The next time the same situation arises, and my automatic reaction is to do the wrong thing, now I remember that Christ Jesus told me the last time, "No, that is wrong." I better not do that.
That is me, the one who has learned from Christ saying that I better not do that. I am still covered by His correction, but I still sinned because my original reaction was to do the wrong thing.
I did not reap any bad thing, because I did not do the wrong thing that came up into my mind. There were no evil consequences, but I am still dying.
As we go through this process, we transfer into Christ, and our automatic instinctual reaction becomes His automatic instinctual reaction, because to take a correction, or to recognize that something is wrong and to make a choice to do the right thing is confession of sin and repentance.
You do not have to say, "I repent, I confess." If that is what you are up to, if that is what you need to do, that is okay.
To recognize that something that was in your mind is wrong and to make an active choice to not do it, but to do what you know Christ Jesus taught you is right on another occasion, that is confession and repentance. That is the real thing.
A lot of people say they repent, and it is not even true. The truth is we are not even capable of repenting without the help of the Lord. Try confession first. Then see if you can repent.
A lot of people cannot even confess, especially when it comes to pride. You have to break that. Then eventually, our instinctual reaction in Christ Jesus, in that area, will be living out of Christ Jesus.
We keep doing this until our carnal mind just withers and dies. Then we stop dying. That is what it is all about. That is not easy.
The Scripture says, "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye," this is a spiritual moment, brethren. It is your whole lifetime, in one lifetime, in the twinkling of a spiritual eye, in one lifetime.
Your eye opens, you are born, your eye closes, and you go to sleep. You die ninety or a hundred years later.
We are in Verse 27, "And the Spirit of Elijah said to Abel/Christ in the disciples, drink in my Spirit because the Doctrine of Christ alone will not produce immortality. And Abel/Christ, the cup within the disciples that holds the Spirit of Christ, seized upon the Spirit of Elijah within Jesus and revived fully."
We see first, the Spirit of Elijah in Verse 26. First, the Spirit of Elijah seizes Abel within the disciples and wakes Him up, revives him enough so that He can at least hear and understand the teaching, and then in Verse 27, the Spirit of Elijah in Jesus teaches Abel in the disciples that He has just revived.
He says, "You better get a hold of my Spirit, because that doctrine that you were enjoying so much is not enough to give you eternal life. It is only the Mind of Christ, it is only Abel in you that holds the spirit. Only when the spirit is in that mind are you going to receive eternal life."
Abel, or the Mind of Christ in the disciples understood the teaching and, of course, this is the Spirit of Elijah speaking through Jesus.
The resurrected Abel or, in this generation, the Mind of Christ in the disciples, understood what the Spirit of Elijah said through Jesus, and they reached out, and they seized the Spirit in Jesus and Abel or, in this generation, the Mind of Christ, was fully revived when he laid hold of, with all of his strength, the Spirit that was coming out of Jesus.
Please note that there is no subject in Verse 27. Actually, in Verse 26 it is Adam speaking through Jesus. In Verse 27, there is no subject. Verse 26 does say "Jesus," but I know and I hope that you know it was Adam speaking through Jesus, but the verse says Jesus.
Verse 27 has no subject. I want to suggest to you that the reason there is no subject is that the word of the spirit today, for whoever has the ears to hear it, is this.
"Lay hold of the spirit of whoever is the teacher that is manifesting Christ Jesus to you. Lay hold of my spirit and any other teacher that the Lord will raise up where it is truly Christ Jesus teaching through them."
Lay hold of the spirit of that man. You have to reach out and grab it. You come here, and you sit here for a few years, and I am seeding you.
As I preach this doctrine to you, I believe Christ is revived in you. How do I know that? Because you are all showing signs that you understand the Doctrine of Christ. That is how I know that Christ is in you.
Now that Christ is in you, Christ has to rise up and lay hold of this spirit.
How do you lay hold of it? I do not know. You have to ask the Lord. You have to ask the Lord for it. You have to talk to me. You have to have spiritual questions for me. Ask the Lord for a question to ask me. I do not really get that too much.
Ask the Lord, "Why do I not have any questions about the Doctrine of Christ, about my decisions in my personal life. There is not enough coming out of you. You are not reaching for me enough.
You reach a lot with the doctrine, but when it comes to the decisions of your personal life, which is an expression of the Mind of Christ, I do not hear very much from you, just a little bit every once in awhile.
You should be wanting to hear the opinion of Christ Jesus in your situation.
Even if you go out and make your own decision, it makes no difference to me, this is the Scripture that is coming forth. If you want to do this, you should be interested in hearing the opinion of Christ Jesus in your personal situation.
I am not like the church world. You come to the church world, and you ask their opinion, and they want to tell you what to do, and they want to latch on to you and start to control you. You will not have that here.
If the Lord has a word for you, I will tell you what the word is. I will never try to enforce anything on you. If all you want is my opinion, that is all I will give you, unless the Lord rises up and has something to say to you.
You have to reach out and get this Spirit that is on me, because in the Spirit is counsel. The doctrine alone will not do it. You have to work this Spirit into your personal life, into the nitty gritty of your personal life.
In the whole decision making process, you should at least be interested to hear if someone that you know that has the Mind of Christ would have thought the same thing in such and such a circumstance.
Try the spirit. Try the spirit on yourself. Because the doctrine alone will not cause you to enter in. You have got to be thinking the thoughts of Christ in every nitty gritty situation of life.
I will read it one more time. "And the Spirit of Elijah (in whatever teacher he is manifesting through) said to Abel, Christ, in wherever the disciples are, drink in my Spirit because the Doctrine of Christ alone will not produce immortality. And Abel or the Christ in you, the cup within you that holds the Spirit of Christ, seized upon the Spirit of Elijah within Jesus and Abel/Christ revived fully, and the disciples were grateful."
That word "fully" is a translation of the word "all." "We see that Christ is in you. I know He is in you because you have some understanding of this doctrine, but He may be only partially awakened, He may only be slightly awakened." We see that the awakening is a process.
Paul said, "Awake to righteousness." What that means is, start living out of Christ and let His eyes open. Let Him be your eyes and start thinking with His mind. Start waking up into Christ. Start waking up into how Christ thinks.
"The Doctrine of Christ has imparted Christ to you, the Doctrine of Christ being preached under the anointing has imparted Christ to you."
Now He has to wake up, and you have to wake up in Him. You want to be joined to Him and think like He thinks, apart from the Doctrine of Christ.
Of course, we do practice this here from time to time, when we judge issues of righteousness. We are working on that here.
It is always Christ Jesus through me reaching out to you. It is not a common thing here for you to be reaching out for the Spirit. The Spirit is the thought process. The Spirit of Christ is the character of Christ, His opinion in your everyday situation. See if it lines up with your opinion.
Verse 28, Because my spiritual blood is shed to activate the contract that remits the sins of humanity. My spiritual blood is shed to activate the contract that remits the sins of humanity. How is the contract activated?
This is not talking about the physical body of Jesus Christ going to the cross and being shed. The spiritual blood is sprinkling on humanity in this hour.
I meant to use a word there that would be more explanatory. I have to look that up.
My memory is, when I did that verse, it was meaning that His spiritual blood is being poured out, or you could say, Jesus' physical blood is being shed so that He could be glorified, so that His spiritual blood can sprinkle on humanity.
I am going to have to review that verse. I am not sure how I will leave it, but it is the shedding of the physical blood. You are not saved by the shedding of the physical blood.
We see that Adam, in the Spirit of Elijah, is speaking through Jesus to the disciples, saying that it is real good that you appreciate the Doctrine of Christ, that is a really good thing, but you have to lay hold of the Spirit, which is the nature of Christ, which controls the way you think in every simple little situation of your life that imparts eternal Life.
The doctrine does not impart eternal Life. The reason you need to do this, what I am really telling you is to get the Mind of Christ, because the Spirit of Christ is in the Mind of Christ.
The reason that I am telling you this is that this spiritual blood of mine, the Spirit of Christ, that is what is going to enable you to partake of the New Covenant, Christ in you, the hope of glory. Christ in you is the New Covenant.
The Holy Spirit is not the New Covenant. I am sorry if that offends you, but I hope you are just willing to ask the Lord if this is possibly true.
If you are just willing to open an honest heart and ask the question, "Why are Christians still dying? Why do they have cancer? Why do they have nervous breakdowns? Why are they getting divorced? Why do they have deformed children being born to them?"
You have to wake up out of your sleep and start asking these questions. The church is not in the New Covenant. The New Covenant is available and has been available for two thousand years, and we must lay hold of it. We must lay hold of Him.
There must be a synthesis, a joining of our personality, of our consciousness, with the Christ within us. In order to do that, in order to synthesize, to become one with the Christ within us, we must reject the thoughts of our carnal mind, our present husband.
You cannot reject the thoughts of your carnal mind until you can distinguish between the carnal mind and the Christ mind. You cannot distinguish between the carnal mind and the Christ mind until you are willing to confess the sins, the hidden sins of your heart, and confess that they are your carnal mind and reject them.
We see that we have a lot of work to do. All of us but, at least, some of us have gotten started. Praise the Lord!
Verse 29, "Indeed the Spirit of Elijah within Jesus said, from now on I will no longer water." That is my translation of the word "drink." When I looked up that word in the Greek, it could either mean "to drink in," or "to pour out."
"I will no longer water the carnal mind, the fruit of this present false vine." Remember, Jesus said that He was the true vine. If there is a true vine, there has to be a false vine.
The false vine is the carnal mind, but my Spirit will flow together, and that is a translation of "drink" also. The word "drink" is referring to synthesis. It is referring to the synthesis of spirit. Spirit is likened unto water, and the word drink is talking about drinking in someone who has the Spirit of Christ so that, that Spirit of Christ can join with your spirit. That is what the word drink means.
"Eat" is talking about consuming the body of Christ, or the Mind of Christ, or the Doctrine of Christ, which is the Word of God, which builds the Mind of Christ in us.
Drinking signifies joining with the Spirit of Christ, so that the Spirit of Christ in us is fortified.
Indeed, the Spirit of Elijah within Jesus said, ">From now on, I will no longer water, I will no longer pour out the Spirit of Christ upon the carnal mind."
The difference between the Spirit of Christ and the Spirit of Elijah is what? Does anybody know that?
The Spirit of Christ is the Spirit of Elijah with the personality of the man Jesus added to it. The Spirit of Christ is the Spirit of Elijah given to the world.
The Spirit of Elijah is given to Israel. The Spirit of Elijah is Elohim in a form that is given to Israel. The Spirit of Elijah incarnated in the man Jesus, and now the Spirit of Christ is Elohim plus all of His experiences as Elijah, appearing to the whole world, not just Israel, as the Spirit of Christ.
The Spirit of Elijah is the Savior of Israel, and Jesus is the Savior of the world. They both operate by their respective Spirits, and that is why on the Mount of Transfiguration when Jesus was transfigured, we saw Moses and Elijah.
Moses and Elijah were two experiences that Elohim had that He brought to the man Jesus. Christ Jesus that was operating in the man Jesus, or the Spirit of Elijah, and the resurrected Adam (that is what they called Him in the Old Testament) were incarnated in the man Jesus. They brought to that man all of the experiences that they had, had in the flesh as Elijah and Moses.
Brethren, do you think that I could be bringing forth this doctrine from what I know in one lifetime?
As the Spirit of Elijah appeared in the man Jesus, the Spirit of Christ is appearing in me. The Spirit of Christ has all the knowledge and all of the experiences that Moses and Elijah and Jesus had.
As I do my part by laying hold of all of the opportunities opened to me, I am learning very quickly. I am not making myself Moses, Elijah or Jesus, but I have the potential to draw upon all of their experiences and knowledge because the Spirit that was in Moses, Elijah and Jesus is in me.
Why do I have it and you do not? Because my personality has penetrated into the Mind of Christ.
Why has my personality penetrated into the Mind of Christ and yours has not? This is a very hard word, brethren, but I am going to tell you the truth. The time that you put into the Lord really counts.
First, you have to have the drive to do it. All of you here have a tremendous drive. Then that drive has to be directed, but you are all pretty directed right now. Then you have to have the time to put in.
I am telling you the truth. If you have a whole house full of kids, you did not put in the time that I put in. I did not have a whole house full of kids.
All of these are factors, and time is very important. The time you put in is very important. Again, I don't mean to condemn you, but I am telling you the truth. That does not mean God cannot give you a miracle if He believes that you are really doing all you could do, but what you best do is get before Him and ask Him what He requires of you.
That is what you really have to do because our carnal mind tells us all kinds of things, that other things are more important to us. Although this is not the case here, what a lot of people get stuck on is money, money, or time, or effort, or whatever.
The first thing they are ready to give up is their commitment to God. It is the first thing they are ready to give up. If they do not have enough money, they give up their commitment to God, and they go get another job. If they are tired, and they are stressed out, the first thing they are ready to give up is their commitment to God.
I do not believe that is true here, but they see their commitment to God with the eyes of their carnal mind.
They do not understand that, that is your commitment to God. If He has given you that commitment, it is the most important commitment in your life. That kind of obedience covers you and your family in all areas, but the average Christian is carnal, and they cannot see it. The first thing they give up is their commitment to God.
Indeed, the Spirit of Elijah that was in Jesus said, "From now on I will no longer water the carnal mind. I will no longer pour out my Spirit."
The Spirit of Elijah was the whole Tree of Life, root and branch. "I will no longer water the carnal mind. I did it for Jesus, and I did it in your disciples, but I am not going to do it anymore."
Can anyone tell us why He is not going to do it anymore? Because the Mind of Christ is about to become available through the glorification of Jesus Christ.
In this hour, the Spirit of Christ only talks to Christ. That is the truth. The glorified Spirit of Jesus Christ only talks to Christ.
A lot of people in the church do not like this, but it is the truth. I did not make this up. The Holy Spirit is for the Christian that is still in their carnal mind. As Christ Jesus matures in men in the earth, there are changes to be made.
If you are a Christian that has the Holy Spirit, if Christ is not formed in you, or if you are not living out of Christ, once the Lord brings you into contact with a Christian who is living out of Christ Jesus, in many, many instances, the Lord Jesus will speak to you through that spiritual elder, and Christians do not like this. This is the conflict.
Christ Jesus is the only mediator between God and man and who is God? The glorified Jesus Christ.
Christ Jesus is the mediator between the glorified Jesus Christ and mortal man. If you have the Holy Spirit, and the Lord has brought you in contact with someone that Christ Jesus is functioning in at any vital level, the truth is that when you pray to the glorified Jesus Christ, He is going to answer you through the vitally functioning Christ Jesus in that other man.
You do not want to hear it because you hear from the Holy Ghost. The church has a big problem today. They are filled with pride, and they are filled with fear. I tell everybody, your faith has to be in Jesus Christ.
If He has brought you to someone who is functioning, who is living out of Christ Jesus, to the point that they are functioning as a mediator, you have to trust Jesus Christ that if that mortal man makes a mistake, that Jesus Christ will correct it.
The church does not like this. They do not like hearing from God through a mediator. They do not like it at all, but this is the way it is. I did not set it up that way. Jesus did. Actually, Jehovah did.
Indeed, the Spirit of Elijah within Jesus said, ">From now on I will no longer water your carnal mind, or I will no longer pour out upon your carnal mind the fruit of this present false vine, but my Spirit will flow together with the new Christ mind that is joined to my Father's Kingdom when the spiritual day of Christ dawns in the midst of you."
Brethren, this is why people fast and pray. They fast and pray to get answers from God. If you are living out of Christ, He is there all the time. His face is turned towards you all the time. Am I against fasting and praying if you have the Holy Ghost? No!
If you are living out of Christ, there is no reason for that. Your fasting is your fasting from the carnal mind or your rejection of the carnal mind, and your prayer is your continuous communication with the Lord. He prays through you continuously. He prays through you without ceasing.
Your prayers can be very short because the source of all power is right here with you.
I interspersed these four verses as follows:
"And Jesus, the bread from heaven said, to the disciples, lay hold of the Doctrine of Christ and let your mind consume it because the Doctrine of Christ is my spiritual body, the real me.
Jesus said, "I am not this flesh and blood. It is the inner man that is the real me, and the inner man is expressed to you through the Doctrine of Christ. So lay hold of my spiritual body, because my spiritual blood is shed to activate the contract that remits the sins of humanity. "
Jesus, the bread from heaven said to the disciples, lay hold of the Doctrine of Christ and let your mind consume it because the Doctrine of Christ is my spiritual body, the real me, and also because my spiritual blood is shed to activate the contract that remits the sins of humanity.
You cannot get a hold of my spiritual blood until you get a hold of the Doctrine of Christ because my Spirit is in the Doctrine of Christ.
You lay hold of the Doctrine of Christ first. Then you get my Spirit from Christ Jesus in the person that is preaching the Doctrine of Christ by the right spirit.
When the disciples received the Doctrine of Christ gladly, the Spirit of Elijah broke forth from within Jesus and seized Abel within the disciples who is Christ in this generation and watered Abel/Christ, and the Spirit of Christ said to Abel/Christ within the disciples, drink in my Spirit because the Doctrine of Christ alone will not produce immortality.
And Abel/Christ, the spiritual cup within the disciples that holds the Spirit of Christ, seized upon the Spirit of Elijah within Jesus and Abel/Christ within the disciples revived fully, and the disciples were grateful.
Indeed the Spirit of Elijah within Jesus said, from now on I will no longer water the carnal mind, the fruit of this present false vine, but my Spirit will flow together with the new Christ mind that is joined to my Father's Kingdom when the spiritual day of Christ dawns in the midst of you."
Why would the Spirit of Elijah be saying, "I will no longer flow upon the carnal mind?" Because this is what He did with Israel. Israel was under the Spirit of Elijah.
If you are talking about the time in history before Elijah incarnated, Israel was under Elohim. It is Elohim that incarnated as Moses and Elijah, and then as Jesus, and now in all of us. It is the Spirit of Elohim incarnating in us.
The Spirit of Elohim was with Israel for thousands of years, and they kept falling away. The Spirit of Elohim would raise them up, and they would be the glory of God for a season, and they would fall down. Does anyone know why they would fall down continuously?
It is the same reason the people in the church fall down. Because the Holy Spirit cannot overcome the carnal mind in the church.
Back in Israel, it was Elohim who was the whole tree, the root and the branch. It was the whole seminal fluid of Jehovah, root and branch. Even that could not keep the Hebrews from backsliding.
A judgment was made. Actually, a judgment was made all the way back when Jehovah said to Adam, "I will make a help that is meet for you." Adam fell for the same reason that Israel fell, for the same reason that many in the church are falling away today.
The Spirit of Christ alone is not enough to overcome our carnal mind. We have to have another mind that will stand across from our carnal mind.
In our studies of Samson and Delilah, we see that spiritual expression coming up many times, "and Adam stood across from Leviathan." We even saw that principle on the occult side when we viewed the movie, Merlin. We saw Merlin and Queen Mab standing on high pinnacles apart from each other with the sea in between.
The spirit alone is not enough. You have to have the Mind of Christ. A spirit has to have a mind to express itself through because we are so fallen.
Israel had an imputed Christ. They had an intense outpouring of the spirit that was gathered up within themselves. At one point they were undefeatable, but the nature of God never rooted down into the depths of their being.
It never rooted down because they did not have the imparted anointing, which is the very nature of Christ actually growing out of their spiritual being. They needed a Savior in the midst of them.
The reason Israel did not have Christ growing out of the very roots of their spiritual being was why? Was Jehovah incapable of giving Israel that grace of Christ literally growing out of the individual Hebrew? Does anybody know?
Nobody knows, okay. I believe Jehovah was very capable of and willing to give Israel the experience that He is giving the church today. He is giving it to the church and to Israel today. It is open to Israel, too.
The pride of the carnal mind in Israel got all caught up in the law. They thought they were saved by the law of Moses and, therefore, they cleaved unto their carnal mind instead of to the Christ mind.
Deliverance from death is in spirituality in Christ Jesus. Deliverance from death and eternal life is in the spirituality which arises out of synthesis or union with Christ Jesus, but the Hebrews kept falling into their carnal mind thinking they were saved by the law.
Whatever mind you agree with, you synthesize with that mind. When you agree with the thoughts of the carnal mind, eventually you become a Christ killer, and you kill Christ, because one mind must increase and the other must decrease.
The Hebrews, as a people, could not distinguish between the two minds. Why could the Hebrews not distinguish between the two minds?
Because they had nobody to show them their sins. They could not face the pride.
Pride is the bottom line. You are not losing your salvation over murder. The average person is not murdering anybody. It is pride that is denying you the promises of God.
Pride that says, "I do not want to believe this message. I do not want to believe that Satan is my unconscious mind. I do not want to believe that all of this evil is in me." This is all pride. "I do not want to believe I should have done it that way. Why can I not do it this way? It is all pride.
The Hebrews could not face the hidden sins of their heart, and Christ in them died. Jehovah sent Messiah to them. He sent Jesus to show them their sins, and they killed Him.
They were still agreeing with their carnal mind except for a few. There were many Jews, I understand, that went with Jesus, but the nation, as a whole, followed the Rabbis.
For years, I could not understand where this word Rabbi came from. It is not in the Scripture. Today we see Rabbinical Judaism. It is not in the Scripture.
The Rabbis came forth in the sect called the Pharisees. This is what they did. They took a highly spiritual people who were called to be spiritual giants through a relationship with Elohim and Jehovah, they became doctors of the law, they interpreted the law with their carnal mind, and they brought this great people down to a lump of protoplasm, their carnal mind.
They just killed their spirituality. The same thing has happened in the church today. What happened to the apostles? Were there no highly spiritual people in the time of the apostles? Did they die?
I do not know what happened to the apostles. I do not personally believe Fox's Book Of Martyrs. I do not know what happened to the apostles, but I know that there had to be some highly spiritual people when Jesus was around and in the days after His death and resurrection when the apostles were there.
What happened to all of these highly spiritual people? They could not face the sins of their heart.
It is the same thing that happened to Noah. Satan rose up and regrew her own vineyard, and the fruit of that vineyard was the carnal mind, but it was too late. The Holy Spirit had already been poured out on the earth.
Now two thousand years later, it is time again for the Mind of Christ to come forward and stand opposite the carnal mind of a few faithful people who are willing to pay the price.
This time when Christ Jesus makes His public appearance, when He breaks through, He's not going down again. Jesus knew this would happen. He said, "If a corn of wheat fall into the ground, it will bring forth a great harvest."
It would have been nice if that great harvest came forth at the original time of His resurrection. He was resurrected in a few in those days, in the apostles but, apparently, the time for Christ Jesus to be resurrected in the church and the world at large was two thousand years later.
I do not know why, but it seems to have something to do with this world and timelines and ages. We read in one of the gospels that Jesus said, "I know the final conflict is coming in the Age of Aquarius." We found that in the Greek Interlinear.
Apparently there is a certain time. I do not understand it fully, but that is what happened.
We were talking about the Hebrews. Yes, I believe that they had the potential in what they had received from Jehovah, they had the potential to go on to eternal life. In fact, we have reason to believe that some of them did.
We know that Elijah was glorified. We know that Jonah was glorified. I personally do not know how many men of Israel went on under Elijah. I do not know.
Jesus is the Savior of the world. Elijah was the Savior of Israel. Apparently, there were several men and, of course, Elisha walked in the high realms of the Spirit under Elijah, but that was all to Israel.
Elijah has incarnated as Jesus Christ, who is now glorified, and this whole program of Jehovah that was directed toward the Hebrews is now made available to the whole world.
We will see what is coming in the days to come. We are living in very exciting times. Praise the Lord!
I have done an Alternate Translation of I Corinthians 11 and, I think, since it is a quarter to three, maybe we will just let this go, and we will do the whole thing tonight after dinner.
It is a very exciting translation. I was getting all excited as I did it.
As I mentioned to you earlier, Paul was not at all talking about carnal things to the Corinthians.
The reason that I went back to the beginning of the chapter was that I was trying to translate Verses 26 and 27, the two verses that concern the communion, and I felt that I could not really do it without going back to see what Paul was talking about before he started speaking about the communion.
You may recall from Parts 1 and 2, we did the same thing. We went into the Scriptures before Jesus started talking about the bread and the cup to see what He was talking about and what was going on there.
You have to translate in the context of the whole atmosphere of what is going on at the time. It was for that reason that I did go back into the earlier verses. I see that I started with Verse 3. I do not know why.
Probably, there was nothing significant about Verses 1and 2, but I will comment on them when we come back after dinner tonight. God bless you.
This is our study on the communion, and we have gone over Scriptures in Matthew, Mark, and Luke, where Jesus addresses what the church calls, traditionally, the communion.
We see that Paul has some comments on the communion in I Corinthians 11, Verses 25, 26 and 27. Then he makes some further comments in the next few verses. I feel that we have to do the whole chapter. We have to comment and do an Alternate Translation on the whole chapter to really see what Paul is saying.
I will read you Chapter 11 of I Corinthians in the King James Translation. Then I will read our Alternate Translation onto the tape, and then we will go over both the King James and the Alternate Translation, verse by verse, and I will comment.
I will tell you up front that this entire chapter is translated as a parable. I do not know if that was the Lord's intention or if it is a fault in the translation. As I told you earlier on this tape, the King James Translation is a translation of a translation of a translation.
With the exception of Luke, but certainly this is true of Paul, the original New Testament was written in Aramaic by men who had a Jewish mind. What is a Jewish mind?
It is a spiritual mind that has been trained through study in the Hebrew Scripture. Everything that was written in the New Testament was coming out of a knowledge of the basic principles of the Hebrew Scripture including their expressions and their understanding of particular words and the phraseology.
Some of that, I believe, was meant to be hidden in a
parable form because Jesus clearly said that was true.
When Jesus talked in parables, He made it clear that it was a parable. He made it clear that it was a parable. He talked about some husbandmen planting a farm and the son coming and them not wanting to give it up.
I do not see Paul talking in any manner in I Corinthians 11 that would indicate he intended this to be a parable.
I honestly do not know whether it was Paul's intention, or the problem is that the translation literally covered the spirit with earth as Cain buries Abel.
I do not know, but I am telling you up front that this is a highly spiritual chapter, and Paul is talking about deep aspects of the Doctrine of Christ to the spiritual people, spiritual men and spiritual women in Corinth.
The King James Translation in this account of I Corinthians 11 is totally emasculated, completely castrated. The power of it is completely destroyed. Not only is the power of it completely destroyed, but the translation comes forth in certain verses in such a way that would keep some members of the body of Christ in deep bondage and, in particular, women.
This is the King James Translation of I Corinthians Chapter 11: "Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven."
That is pretty obvious that you have to find out what "shaven" means according to the Jewish mind, but there are other aspects of this Scripture that are not at all obvious.
"For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created...."
At this point, Paul is getting spiritual. I could even tell that from the King James.
In case you do not recall me telling you this, it is Paul's literary style to start in the natural and move into the Doctrine of Christ, deep spiritual teaching. If you cannot pick it up, you will never know that he switched over.
"Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. Nevertheless, neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God. Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered? Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?"
How does nature teach me that?
For centuries western civilization produced men with long hair, very masculine men that were not at all shamed.
"If a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering."
Therefore says some aspects of the church, "Ladies, it is prohibited for you to cut your hair." Bondage.
"But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God."
What custom, that the women have to let their hair grow?
"Now in this that I declare to you, I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse."
The word "praise" is used several times in this chapter. Does anybody remember the spiritual significance of the word "praise" that has been brought forth in our recent studies over the last couple of years? How would you explain "the praise of His glory?" What does praise mean?
The spiritual significance of the word praise, and I did a deep study, which I am not going to go into right now, but if you follow the word all the way back, it is talking about the thought form.
It is talking about Adam, Jehovah's thought form, the perfect expression of Jehovah. Jehovah's nature, Jehovah's mental process in the form of a mind, Adam in the Old Testament, and Christ Jesus in the New Testament.
Therefore, we can use the expression, "Praise of His glory, the thought form that expresses Jehovah's glorious nature."
"Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you: and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper. For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What? Have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not?
What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you. That the Lord Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed took bread: and when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me."
Encouraging a ritual here. "After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till He come."
What does that mean? " Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord."
I thought He was resurrected. Why would I want to show His death until He comes?
"But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep."
A lot of the people in the church know that when the King James says "many sleep" that Paul is saying that many are dead. The teaching in the church is that they are dead in Christ, that they have left the physical body, but they are just sleeping, and they will be resurrected.
Anyone that is somewhat familiar with the Scriptures should be able to concede that there are certainly some spiritual principles, some hidden meanings within Paul's dissertation, but the depth of what he is saying is completely lost here.
There's no way you can interpret the symbols of the words if you do not know what they mean. Most of the church knows what sleep would mean in this situation, but if you do not know the Doctrine of Christ, there is no way you would understand what He is talking about.
Anyone who is listening to this message or reading this transcript, if you can go along with what I am saying, that you know that sleep in the Scripture means, according to the church world, that you have died to the physical body and you are sleeping waiting for your resurrection, surely you can understand that it is possible that there could be symbols in this same chapter that you just do not recognize as symbols, and that you do not have the key to.
Verse 31, "For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come."
What rest will they set in order?
We will now start commenting on I Corinthians 11, Verse 1.
Alternate Translation, 1 Cor.11:1: (Paul speaking): Imitate me, even as I imitate Christ, Jehovah's thought form. So that you should remember all the truth that I committed to you about observing traditions.
If you live as I live, Paul says, you are going to imitate Christ, Jehovah's thought form, so that you should remember all of the truth that I told you about observing traditions. Christ is the head of the personality.
In case you had not noticed it, Paul is saying here, "Do not observe traditions." It is the exact opposite of the King James Translation. I will go into this in more detail a little later on. Paul is saying,"This is the truth I told you concerning traditions."
I mentioned this earlier in the morning part of this tape, traditions are what killed the Hebrews. They chose their traditions over the spiritual life in Christ Jesus.
The church is doing the same thing today. They love to take communion. They love to drink grape juice and eat crackers and do it together and feel righteous. It is a tradition that carries no spiritual power whatsoever.
The spiritual communion of your spirit to the Spirit of Christ carries with it spiritual power, healing, deliverance, and ultimately eternal life.
Why does the church prefer tradition over the spiritual reality? Why? Does anybody know why?
COMMENTS: The carnal mind wants to bring everything down to the physical.
PASTOR VITALE: The carnal mind wants to bring everything down to the physical, but even more than that, physical ritual traditions makes the emotions feel good. It feels good. They feel righteous. They observe a tradition with a group of people, everybody doing the same thing, and they feel clean. They feel good.
There is a Scripture, I believe it is in Exodus where the Hebrew children in the wilderness are complaining, and they are complaining to Moses saying, "We are tired of this light bread."
I believe that in that case, and I even preached this in our series called "Moses" that the Hebrew children had been very highly ascended in Egyptian mystery religion and witchcraft when they followed Moses. When you are high in witchcraft, and you want to come into Christ, you have to give up the ways of witchcraft. You have to settle down and study.
A lot of people that come in here have had ministries in the Holy Ghost that the Lord has not prospered when they came in here. I know we talked about that. You were very distressed about it, why the Lord was cutting off that particular ministry that you had.
I explained to you that you have to die to the carnal mind, and you have to go through a period of study. It is serious study where there is not much excitement happening compared to our years in the church with the Holy Ghost.
Then, eventually, when Christ is reproduced in you, ministry comes out of the Christ in you, a whole new level of ministry.
If the Lord tells you to do it, you have to give up the ministry that you had in the Holy Ghost. He may not. If it is a music ministry, He may not tell you to give it up.
In your case, it was a ministry of counsel that was not the Spirit of Counsel, and He required you to give it up. Eventually, I believe, you will have the true counsel, but you had to give it up.
I believe that when the Hebrew children in the wilderness were saying, "We despise this light bread," they meant that they were engaged in this program of study, of being instructed in the Doctrine of Christ, but their emotional needs were not being met, or they were being met just barely enough to keep them alive.
I can tell you I am experiencing this right now. My emotional needs are not met. I am fasting from the things of this world that satisfy the emotional needs, and I am putting all the strength that I can into pursing the Doctrine of Christ, and I am spiritual when the Spirit of Christ rises up in me.
All of the spirituality that I am experiencing, as exciting as it is for me to bring forth these translations, my emotions are suffering. I believe that is what the Hebrew children meant when they said, "We despise this light bread."
The whole world is out there celebrating Christmas with this false spirit of joy that only lasts for a few weeks, and we are in here, and we are just doing the same thing that we do all the time. I am not complaining now, I am giving you an example.
The person who is not mature in Christ is saying, "Well, I want to be out there. I want to be happy. I want to be joyous. I want to be singing songs. I want to be giving presents." This is all satisfying to the emotions. It has nothing whatsoever to do with Christ, but it satisfies the emotions.
If you are rejecting the things of this world and doing everything you can to be satisfied with the Doctrine of Christ and the Spirit of Christ, you are still on a fast. As long as you are in this physical body, and you are still in your carnal mind, you are being deprived.
That is what the Hebrew children were talking about when they said, We are tired of this light bread. They did not want to walk that straight walk anymore.
They wanted the excitement, the spiritual power in Satan. Plus, when you have spiritual power in Satan, you also have all the things of the world. You do not have to deprive yourself of the things of the world.
Verse 3, "Christ is the head of the personality that is spiritually male, and the spiritual male is the head of the spiritual woman, and God is the head of Christ. Every spiritual male praying or prophesying with Christ, his head, down under the Fiery Serpent, has the shameful Fiery Serpent for his head."
You may remember that, that word "shame" was developed in the Old Testament. Shame in the Old Testament is the word that is talking about the female spiritual sexual organ. "But the spiritual women who pray and prophesy without the spiritual male, their head, covering them have the shameful Fiery Serpent for their head."
Their anointing has been captured and enslaved (that is a translation of shaven) because if the spiritual women are not covered by the spiritual males, indeed, their anointing is sheared from them.
"So rather than let the shameful Fiery Serpent shear the anointing of the spiritual women, let them be covered. The spiritual male indeed, ought not to cover Christ, his head, who is the glorious thought form of God. Moreover the glorious spirit of Christ within the spiritual male also covers the spiritual woman. Because Adam, the spiritual male did not proceed forth out of the spiritual woman, but the spiritual woman proceedeth forth out of Adam, the spiritual male."
This begins the Doctrine of Christ here, now. "Also, Adam, the spiritual male, was not made for the spiritual woman, but the spiritual woman was made for Adam, the spiritual male. And for this reason, spiritual women should have male authority over the shameful Fiery Serpent." They are hid.
The spiritual woman is the personality. The personality that is not joined to Christ Jesus has the shameful Fiery Serpent for her head. I am going to start at the beginning of 10.
"And for this reason, spiritual women should have spiritual male authority over the shameful Fiery Serpent, their head, because the Primordial Serpent who seduced the woman before the fall, is appearing to spiritual women today as angels. Nevertheless, the spiritual women is never apart from Adam, the spiritual male, and Adam, the spiritual male, is never apart from the spiritual woman, when the Spirit of Christ is controlling them, or when the Spirit of Christ is controlling the spiritual woman. Because even though the spiritual woman proceedeth forth from Adam, the spiritual male, Adam, the spiritual male, is also in the midst of the spiritual woman. But only the whole man, spiritual male and spiritual female, is of God."
The man is not supposed to be alone. The spiritual man, Adam, is not suppose to be alone and the spiritual woman, the personality and the Fiery Serpent, are not suppose to be separated from Adam.
The spiritual woman is only in right standing with God when she is joined to Adam, her true husband. In the New Testament, He is called Christ Jesus.
Verse 13," Therefore, let Christ Jesus, the strong tower within you, judge the woman who prays to God uncovered. Have you not learned yet (now we are getting really deep) that when the shameful Fiery Serpent expands within a spiritual male, she braids together with the Spirit of Christ.
If the Fiery Serpent within a spiritual woman expands, she braids together with the spirit of Satan, and then Leviathan covers her, and her own human spirit is smitten by Satan.
To those of you of the churches of God who are inclined to disagree with our teaching that the human spirit flows together with Satan, we (Paul and the other apostles) will not engage in any such argumentative communication with you.
Now this is my commandment; in other words it is true. The human spirit that is not joined to the Spirit of Christ flows with Satan. If you disagree, I am not going to argue with you about it.
This is my commandment, that you assemble yourselves in Christ Jesus, the more noble thought form, and not in Leviathan, the less noble one. Because when you assemble yourselves into Christ Jesus, the true church, you will understand how to distinguish between the faith of Christ Jesus, and the carnal mind, your other side.
Because there must be a division in the midst of you so that Christ Jesus, the one who is approved by God, can make His public appearance in you. Therefore, when you assemble yourselves together with Christ Jesus within yourself, Christ Jesus, the Lord within you will consume Leviathan as His supper."
When I go over this verse-by- verse, I will give you the Scriptures.
"This is the supper of the Great God. Come all you fowls of heaven and eat the flesh of kings and captains."
The flesh that is being consumed is Leviathan, and this revelation was expressed strongly in our series, "Fishing For Leviathan."
"Therefore, when you assemble yourself together with Christ Jesus within yourself, Christ Jesus, the Lord within you, will consume Leviathan as His supper."
Of course, the reason Christ Jesus has the legal right to consume Leviathan is because Christ Jesus is the High Priest, Jehovah's High Priest, who is boiling Satan within you, and when Christ Jesus boils the sea Serpent in Satan's sea, she is cooked and the priest partakes of the altar.
We see that Leviathan is the sacrifice that is sacrificed by boiling. Christ Jesus, the High Priest who boils Satan partakes of the altar. He eats Leviathan, because everyone must overtake Leviathan within himself for his own marriage supper.
Christ Jesus in me cannot consume Leviathan in you. I can expose your sin. I can pray for you. I can strengthen you. I can show you your sins, I can pray for you, I can expose Leviathan to you, but only you can resist Leviathan to the point that Christ Jesus, within you, consumes him.
I cannot consume Leviathan in you. That is your honor. That is the honor to you who are joined to Christ Jesus, to consume Leviathan within yourself. Because everyone must overtake Leviathan within himself for his own marriage supper and, of course, when Leviathan is consumed, you marry Christ Jesus.
"Everyone must overtake Leviathan within himself for his own marriage supper, and the one who is famished from fasting from the things of this world..."
When Jesus was in the temptation, He said, "I hunger, I hunger." Jesus was fasting from the pleasures or the emotional satisfaction of this world. He was in that wilderness experience where Christ Jesus had not yet covered over His need, the need in His emotions for the things of this world.
We will not always be fasting and experiencing light bread because we are depriving ourselves of the pleasures of this world. There will be a translation. There will be a day that we enter in more fully into the life of Christ Jesus where we no longer desire the things of this world.
Verse 21, "Because everyone must overtake Leviathan within himself for his own marriage supper, and the one who is famished from fasting from the things of this world will consume Leviathan, but the others who are not fasting from the things of this world will continue to be ascended in the astral plane."
That is a translation of drunken. "Indeed, do you not have your own spiritual bodies to eat and drink in?" That word "bodies" is a translation of "house." Did the demons not say, "This is our house? Leave us alone."
"Indeed, do you not have your own spiritual bodies to eat and drink in? So why do you despise the church of God by letting the shameful Fiery Serpent possess you? Is this Leviathan, the thought form that I commanded you to assemble yourselves into?
Because I have delivered the same instruction to you that I received from Christ Jesus, the Lord, that the night the Lord Jesus was offered up, the disciples seized Christ Jesus, the bread from heaven.
When the disciples expressed gratitude for the Doctrine of Christ, the bread from heaven, the Spirit of Elijah broke forth from within Jesus saying, I have given you Christ, the same spiritual body in seed form that Jesus has.
And Christ, your capacity to remember me and our life together before the fall will shoot forth within you and mature. And in the same way, after the disciples had consumed Leviathan within themselves, the Spirit of Elijah said, my spiritual blood, the new contract which remits the sins of the world, is the Mind of Christ.
You should seize Christ Jesus, the same thing that the disciples did, because when Christ within you flows together with my spiritual blood, frequently Christ will remember me and our life together before the fall."
How does your spirit flow together with the Spirit of Christ frequently? Brethren, every time you sit under this kind of teaching, every time you sit under this anointing, every time you subject yourself to the preaching of the Doctrine of Christ by Christ Jesus within me, you are subjecting yourself to the seeds and to the Spirit.
The Spirit of Christ is the energy, and the seeds are the life of Christ Jesus.
Here is the promise to you. Some people have a more quick response than others, but here is the promise to you. "If you do this often, if you do what the disciples did, if you let your spirit flow together with my spiritual blood frequently, Christ in you, eventually, will remember me and our life before the fall." That is your "taking off" in the life of Christ Jesus.
I told you time and time again, if you do not understand this message or aspects of it, do not worry about it. The most important reason that you are here is to be seeded with Christ Jesus, to stir up and get moving the Mind of Christ in you, to get Him activated.
He is in you, but He is languishing. If you are not living out of Him, He is languishing. As you subject Him to this kind of teaching and this kind of anointing, He is gaining strength and, eventually, His eyes will open, and He will remember, and He will arise within you. That is what your hope is.
If you are sitting here, or if you are a regular listener to these tapes or reading these transcripts, your hope should not be that you know enough of this doctrine to go and preach it. That is just your pride speaking.
The whole reason that the Lord has you in this ministry, in the studies that are coming forth here, is so that Christ can rise in you.
When Christ rises in you, He will give you ministry, but He will be in charge, not you. Before He gives you ministry, He will put you in right order. Before Christ Jesus ministers through you, you must walk in obedience.
The rest of your life has to be in order. It is not unusual to see someone very heavily anointed in the Holy Spirit who does not work. I have seen lots of people, very anointed in healing, deliverance, the word of knowledge and prophesy.
It was not too long ago when I was visiting another church, and a prophet came in off the street. He had the gift of prophesy, and he was prophesying over everybody, and it really seemed to be the Holy Spirit.
Everybody that was there witnessed that it was the Holy Spirit. He was saying all kinds of things and offering to do all kinds of things for the people in the church. Then he told us that he did not have a place to live.
You will not find this in Christ Jesus, brethren. Your whole life has to be in order. To minister out of Christ Jesus, your whole life must be in order.
That means financially, that means in your family life, that means with your children, that means with the other people in the fellowship. You cannot be squabbling with the other people in the fellowship.
You take your problems before the Lord, and the first thing you do is say, "Lord, if I am wrong, if I am having a problem with someone in this fellowship, if I am wrong I want you to show it to me immediately. I pray for the Spirit of Reconciliation."
Before you even get to them, before you even talk to your brother about it, you make sure it is not you.
Verse 25, "In the same way after the disciples had consumed Leviathan within themselves, the Spirit of Elijah said, my spiritual blood, the new contract which remits the sins of the world is in the Mind of Christ."
You should seize Christ Jesus, the same thing that the disciples did, because when Christ within you flows together with my spiritual blood, frequently Christ within you will remember me and our life together before the fall. Provided that you consume the Doctrine of Christ, the heavenly bread, and flow together with the Mind of Christ, you are proclaiming your death to the Fiery Serpent's lifestyle."
You must die to the lifestyle of the Fiery Serpent. You are going to be proclaiming it. Every time you subject yourself to this kind of ministry, you are declaring or proclaiming to Satan and Leviathan within yourself, "I will die to your lifestyle, and I will make this expression of determination until I do die to your lifestyle and Christ appears in me.
I will declare you dead until the day that Christ appears in me. Because the day that Christ appears in me, you will be dead.
"Wherefore when Leviathan within you consumes the Doctrine of Christ, the heavenly bread, and Satan within you flows together with the Spirit of Christ, which is in the Mind of Christ, Christ Jesus, the Lord within you shall subject Satan and Leviathan, the irreverent ones.
So consume the Doctrine of Christ, the heavenly bread, and flow together with the Spirit of Christ, within Christ Jesus, the spiritual man that God approves of."
Brethren, Christ Jesus (Adam in the Old Testament) is the only one that God approves of. He will never approve of your good works. The glorified Jesus Christ will never approve of you.
There is nothing that you can do that will receive the approval of the glorified Jesus Christ, other than die to everything that you are, so that Christ Jesus can possess you. You cannot even do that unless He helps you. There is nothing you can do.
Taking little crackers and grape juice does not please God.
"Because the one who consumes the Doctrine of Christ, the heavenly bread, and flows together with the Spirit of Christ, without recognizing that it is Christ Jesus preaching it through a man, will be corrected.
If you think it is just a man preaching to the body of Christ without recognizing Christ Jesus in that man, you will be judged by Christ Jesus, the Lake of Fire."
Do you know what that means? It means that if you can get into a meeting like this, which is pretty hard to do, and you sit here, and you really think that it is me preaching this message, and you think that you are going to get this from me, especially if you come in here trying to flatter me or buy me, you are going to come under the judgment of Christ Jesus in me, because He is not going to take that from you. That is what that means.
The Lake of Fire is Christ Jesus. My judgment upon you, my correction upon you is the Lake of Fire. It is better than Satan. "This is the reason why many among you are spiritually weak and sickly."
If you are spiritually weak and sickly, there is a good chance you are going to be physically weak and sickly.
I am saying spiritually weak and sickly because you cannot possibly be physically weak and sickly if you are not spiritually weak and sickly. If you are spiritually weak and sickly, you may be physically sick and weak, and you may not.
We are going to say, "And for this reason, many among you are spiritually weak and sickly, and many are spiritually asleep in their carnal mind."
If you are living out of your carnal mind, you are spiritually asleep, because if we recognize Christ Jesus, we will not separate from Him.
Brethren, if you recognize Christ Jesus in yourself, you will not choose your carnal mind over Him. If you recognize Christ Jesus in a man, you will not separate from Him unless, for some reason, the Lord Jesus sends you for His own purposes to some place else.
Anyone who departs from Christ Jesus, either in themselves, or in another man is in their carnal mind and self destructive.
"But when we are separated from Christ Jesus the Lord." (That is the Lord within us.) Whenever you see the word "Lord" without Jesus after it, it is talking about Christ Jesus in you.
The Lord Jesus is the glorified Jesus Christ. "But when we are separated from Christ Jesus, the Lord within us, we are disciplined by Satan, and the world condemns us."
"Wherefore, when Christ Jesus disciplines you, there is no condemnation in it." You are just corrected and asked to change, asked to admit that you did something wrong and make a change.
When Satan corrects you, you come under the condemnation of the world, depending upon how severe the correction is. Therefore, we know when someone in the church of God is condemned because they are not healed, either physically or emotionally, or from drug addiction or any other major affliction, condemnation is only of Satan.
Anyone who condemns a child of God, that is your carnal mind condemning, and that is Satan. Christ Jesus never condemns you.
"Wherefore, brethren, when you come together to consume the Doctrine of Christ, the heavenly bread, accept one another, accept one another."
I am not going to go into this now because I want to take it a verse at a time.
"If anyone is hungry, let him consume Satan, the energy of his own body. Since there is no law against assembling into Christ Jesus, and when I come I will set the Fiery Serpent, the part that remains after you consume Leviathan, in the correct moral order. "
I will tell you now, this is a very deep aspect of the message. We talked about it here recently, how we steal energy from other people. If we yield to our sin, if we are envious of them, if we think we are better than they are, if we are critical of them, if we have any ungodly thoughts towards our brethren that we are not dealing with, not only by restraining, but by confessing it as sin and repenting, the spiritual brethren are feeling the pressure of our thoughts.
The brother who is afflicted by the pressure of your ungodly thoughts must rise up and resist that spiritual attack.
You think nobody knows that you are envious of that person? You think you are repressing it and nobody knows, but if you are not confessing it as sin and asking the Lord to help you to not harm that person, they are feeling the pressure of your envy.
If they are spiritual, they are going to rise up and fight with you in the spirit, and warfare takes a person's energy. Therefore, Paul says, "When you come together, stop feasting on each other, but boil Satan in yourself. Stop looking at the sins of your brother and draining their energy by making them rise up to resist you and look at your own sins and boil Satan."
He says, "When you come together with your brethren, accept them." I will go into it in more detail as we do it verse- by- erse.
Brethren, I do not know about you, but I will take that translation any day.
We are going to start on Page 2 of your notes. I Corinthians, Chapter 11, Verse 1. Verses 1 and 2 are on that separate page that I gave you in case you do not remember.
King James Translation: Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. That Greek word translated "followers" can be translated "imitators." Paul said, "Act like me, do what I do." He did not mean only in your flesh. He meant, be what I am.
Paul was saying, "I am a follower of Christ." He was not saying, "Do the things that I do, or do the ritual that I do." He was saying, "Follow me like I follow Christ." He was saying, "Give up your carnal mind, reject your carnal mind and pursue Christ. I can command you, and I can ask you to do this because I do it. Be ye imitators of me in every way that I imitate Christ."
Verse 2, King James, Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
Brethren, I looked up all of the Scriptures that are under the same Strong's number translated "ordinances." I see that I did not put the number down. I did not really go into the detail here that I do with the Hebrew translations, so if you want the Strong's number, you will have to look it up yourself.
First of all, the Greek word translated "ordinances" can also be translated "traditions." It is the same Greek word. At least three out of the five Scriptures that use that word are using this word in a negative context.
Matthew 15:2, Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread. Matthew 15:6, And honor not his father or mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
You have made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. When you eat crackers and drink grape juice to fulfill the commandment of Jesus Christ, you make the truth and the power that He was trying to impart to you of none effect with your tradition.
"Beware, lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit after the traditions of men; after the rudiments of the world and not after Christ."
We see that traditions, also translated ordinances, used in a negative vein in three Scriptures. The other two Scriptures, I suspect that if I would have had the time to study them, although they sounded positive in the King James, I suspect I might have found them to really be Scriptures that were negative towards the ordinances.
I suggest to you that Paul is not encouraging the Corinthians to keep the ordinances. He is not encouraging them to keep the traditions of the elders, but he is telling them that he gave them the truth about it.
Verse 2, Now I praise you, brethren. Jehovah's thought form (that is the word "praise") so that you should remember all the truth that I committed to you about observing the traditions. I told you the truth about observing the traditions. Do not do it. Observing traditions kills Christ in you. Do not do it. Imitate me even as I imitate Christ, Jehovah's thought form.
"So that you should remember all the truth that I committed to you, about observing traditions (He said), if you follow Christ as I do, you will remember everything that I told you about how observing traditions kills Christ in you. But if you do not follow me as I follow Christ, if you worship God with your carnal mind instead of in spirit and in truth, even though you may think you are worshiping Him in spirit and in truth, you are not.
The Holy Spirit is not the Spirit of Truth. The Spirit of Christ is the Spirit of Truth. He says, "Follow me, worship God with the Mind of Christ, in the Spirit of Christ, and when you do, the Mind of Christ will remind you to avoid traditions which kill Him."
We see that it is not possible to observe the traditions of the elders with the traditions of men or the traditions of the church today, Christmas, Easter, and the Communion ritual.
It is not possible to do this when you are living out of the Mind of Christ. We see that there are very few living out of the Mind of Christ in the church today, very, very few.
The church today can be likened to Israel, to the divided Israel, when the kingdom was divided into two kingdoms. Israel claimed to be Hebrews, but they had the common men for priests. They did not have Levities for priests. They had golden calves for gods. I am sure they had the Scripture.
Jesus met the woman at the well. She was from Samaria. She had some knowledge of the Scripture. The church today is Israel, but they are without their head. Israel is the spiritual woman, and Judah is the spiritual male. The church today is uncovered. Judah is the spiritual male, but in this hour Judah is manifesting as the sons of God.
When I say Judah is the spiritual male, I mean that Judah has the root of the tree, and Israel has the branch of the tree. In this dispensation, the whole tree in the form of the Spirit of Christ is manifesting in the sons of God.
I am not saying that any natural Jew is the head of the church. If it sounded like that, that is not correct, and I did not mean it that way.
Who are the sons of God? The believers who have the whole Tree of Life, the believers who have the energy of Christ and the nature of Christ, the believers who are living out of Christ Jesus and out of the Spirit of Christ which is within Him.
These believers, these sons of God, are, spiritually speaking, the synthesis or the rejoined two kingdoms of Israel. The whole twelve tribes together in the time of the Scripture, in the age of natural Israel, the whole twelve tribes together signified or expressed the whole Tree of Life, the energy of Jehovah, the power of Jehovah, plus the nature of Jehovah.
Judah was the tribe that the kings arose in that ruled the whole twelve tribes, that ruled the whole nation, but ever since Israel was divided from her head, Israel went astray and, eventually, Judah went astray also.
Today, that whole Tree of Life that was raised in Israel is being raised in a company of men within the church that have both the root and the branch, both the nature and the energy of the glorified Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
What Jehovah did in Israel is now manifesting in the church, but the Scripture says that the Jews will be grafted back into their own tree. What tree? The Tree of Life that was in Israel died, and that same Tree of Life is being raised up in the church today in the form of the sons of God.
We have to stand. It is being raised up, but it is not standing. It has not appeared yet. It is not standing in full power.
Once that Tree of Life that came through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob which existed in Israel and died in Israel, once that Tree of Life is fully appearing in the church, the bride members of the church, that means every member of the church that is not standing in the fullness of the Tree of Life and Israel, the faithful of Israel (it is for whosoever will), whoever comes from Israel will be grafted back into their own tree.
What tree? The tree that died in Israel, that was raised from the dead in the church in the form of the sons of God. It is their tree. It is the tree that was injected into the earth through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and Judah. It is their tree, but it died.
They are going to be grafted back into their own tree, which is being raised in the church. Christ Jesus is the head where ever He is appearing. It does not matter whether you are a physical Jew or a physical Christian, Christ Jesus is the head wherever He is appearing.
The person in whom Christ Jesus is the most mature is the head. If someone more mature than you comes along, you are suppose to sit down because Christ Jesus can manifest in whoever He wants to.
It is no longer whether you are a physical Jew or a physical Greek. The Scripture says it is their tree, if that is what it says. I have not studied those verses in the Greek yet.
We know that it was given to the Jew first, so they are going to be grafted back into their own tree that died. They are the branches that broke off when the tree died.
Why was it not raised from the dead in Judah? Why was the Tree of Life not raised from the dead in Israel?
Because they rejected Messiah. The resurrection of the Tree of Life is in the glorified Jesus Christ. He is the power to raise the Tree of Life from the dead. He who wants something from God must first believe that God is.
It is my understanding that when Christ Jesus makes His public appearance, there will be many Jews who will recognize their God, and they will be grafted back into the tree. It is the "whosoever will." Physical heritage does not count anymore, if you have the Tree of Life.
If you have Christ Jesus, you are His. If you have Christ Jesus, you have the capacity to enter into the New Covenant, the new contract, that remits the sins of the world. The church is still under the Old Covenant, which was expressed one way to the Jew and is being expressed another way to the Gentile.
Because Judah or Israel produced Messiah, the expression of the Old Covenant to the Gentile is much easier and more tolerable. He comes in the form of the Holy Spirit rather than ordinances and blood sacrifices of animals, but it is still the Old Covenant.
The New Covenant is Christ in you, the only One, the only man, who is approved of God. When you die to everything that you are in your carnal mind and all of the lusts of the flesh, and you become an expression of the only man who is approved of God, you too, will be approved of God.
There is no law against a righteous man. Therefore, Satan has no power to take your life. The church is not under the New Covenant. They are Israel, gone crazy. When Moses was up on the mountain, they were dancing and celebrating pagan feasts, spiritually speaking, dancing around the fire, giving gifts, celebrating the birthday of Tammuz, the pagan god. Praise the Lord!
Verse 3, King James, But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.
First of all, brethren, you have to understand that Paul is speaking about spiritual men and women. There is no male or female in Christ Jesus. If Christ Jesus is in you, you are a spiritual male.
If you have the Holy Spirit influencing your carnal mind, you are a spiritual female. Christ is the only male. If He is not in you, you are spiritually female. Christ is the head of the personality that is spiritually male. Christ is the head of the personality that He is attached to. If Christ is attached to your personality, you are spiritually male. The spiritual male is the head of the spiritual woman.
Who is the spiritual woman? Any personality who is living out of their carnal mind. I say spiritual woman because I believe Paul is speaking to the church here. If you have the Holy Spirit or you do not have the Holy Spirit, you are a spiritual woman. God is the head of Christ.
Alternate Translation, 1 Cor. 11:3: Christ is the head of the personality that is spiritually male, and the spiritual male is the head of the spiritual woman [the personality that does not have Christ], and God is the head of Christ.
Verse 4, King James, Every man praying or prophesying having his head covered dishonoureth his head.
The Greek word translated "covered" is Strong's #2596. It means "down under." The Greek word translated, dishonoureth, Strong's #2617, means "shame."
I have been teaching this for years here. Shame in the Old Testament signifies the female sex organ and, spiritually speaking, the female sex organ is the Fiery Serpent.
Alternate Translation, 1 Cor. 11:4: Every spiritual male praying or prophesying with Christ, his head, down under the Fiery Serpent, has the shameful Fiery Serpent for his head.
What does that mean? If Christ is formed in you, He is your head, but many have Christ formed in them that are still subject to, and obeying, and in agreement with their carnal mind.
It is possible to prophesy out of your carnal mind. That is why the woman has to be under her head, the spiritual male who has the capacity to recognize that, that is not Christ speaking, but that is your carnal mind speaking and, thereby, to stop it by covering your sin because it is sin to prophesy out of your carnal mind.
The spirit of the carnal mind that prophesies is Satan. Satan is the spirit of the carnal mind. When Satan prophesies, it is a curse.
The spiritual male says, "Oh no, that is not Christ, that is not true. I rebuke that. Sit down." Whoever that prophesy was for, now rejects the prophesy. The spiritual woman who was ignorant that she was cursing that other person now has her sin covered, because we have spiritual males, personalities that Christ is formed in.
The personality still submits to Satan in the carnal mind when she wants to prophesy. Paul is saying, "If you have Christ in you, and you are submitting to your carnal mind, you are dishonoring Christ." That is very serious.
Every spiritual male praying or prophesying with Christ, his head, down under the Fiery Serpent has the shameful Fiery Serpent for his head.
Can anyone tell us why I say Fiery Serpent here? Because Christ is joined to the Fiery Serpent. The question is in what order is He joined? If Christ is underneath the Fiery Serpent, it is a shame, and there is a warfare going on.
If Christ in you is being dominated by the Fiery Serpent, Christ is fighting.
That means He is bringing judgment into your life. If Christ in you is not strong enough to reach the personality and convince that personality that they are agreeing with the wrong mind, Christ in that personality will call for help, and Christ Jesus in a stronger believer or a whole fellowship will rise up to pray strength to Christ in the personality who is being killed by the Fiery Serpent who is driving Him down under.
Remember, Christ is the name of Abel in the New Testament, and Cain is woven together with the Fiery Serpent. When we say that Christ is under the Fiery Serpent, it is just repeating what happened in antiquity, that Cain is once again killing Abel, to just put it in another way so that you can understand it.
Christ will yell for help, and every personality who is living out of Christ that has a relationship with that personality where Christ is being killed will hear. Christ in the more mature believer will hear the call for help and will pray for the personality where Christ is being killed. The result of that is that, that personality will come under judgment.
What kind of judgment will that person come under? Will they be punished?
No! The Lord wants Christ free and ascended above the Fiery Serpent. Christ is the man, and the Fiery Serpent is the spiritual sexual part of the female personality, and the man is suppose to be on top of the woman.
It is a perversion for the woman to be on top of the man, and it is the death of the man if he continues on in that condition.
What happens when Christ in the believer is being killed by the carnal mind of that believer because they are ignorant, and they do not even understand what is happening to them?
Other strong believers are raised up to pray, or mature believers are raised up to pray for Christ in the believer that is ignorant. What happens is, the Fiery Serpent rises up to kill Christ and to keep the personality from hearing the instruction of the Lord.
This personality will start to perceive evil thoughts in their mind, the likes of which they have never heard before. Evil will be exposed in that personality who thinks they are doing the right thing by denying Christ. Maybe they do not even know that Christ is there.
Did you ever hear of a young girl who is pregnant, and she did not know she was pregnant? It is possible for a believer to be pregnant with Christ and not know He is there.
I remember when I was pregnant with Christ. The Lord sent two believers to me, one very strong prophetic believer and one other. I was surprised, but apparently she had the capacity for this dream, as well.
They both had dreams that I had this beautiful bouncing baby. I remember the first sister that came to me. She said, "Pastor Vitale, he was just beautiful with big round cheeks, and he was healthy. You had a baby boy."
Then the second believer came to me and said that I was pregnant with a boy. I had no idea what the Lord was trying to tell me. I had absolutely no idea what He was trying to tell me. I did not know what it meant. I did not know what I was suppose to do.
We have believers all over the church that do not know they are pregnant, and if they were told that they are pregnant, they do not even know what they are suppose to do.
What are you suppose to do if you are pregnant? You are supposed to feed the baby. Christ needs the Doctrine of Christ. That is His food.
If Christ is in you, and you do not know it, and you are still agreeing with the thoughts of your carnal mind, the Lord has raised up people to pray that Christ in you does not die, because you do not even know that He is there.
The reason that you do not know that He is there is that all the years that you had the Holy Ghost, you thought the Holy Ghost was Christ, but you never had Christ all those years.
He just appeared in you now, and you do not even know that anything is different, so you are killing Him, your own child, the child that you need to be saved in childbearing.
The result of the prayers of the more mature believers will raise up the wrath of the Fiery Serpent in you, and the Fiery Serpent is protected by Leviathan and Satan, and Satan will speak evil thoughts into your mind, the likes of which you never thought you were capable of.
What is the purpose of this? To help you to distinguish between the evil thoughts of Satan and the thoughts of Christ.
"What are you talking about, Pastor Vitale?" You could not tell the difference between the thoughts of the good side of you because Satan is the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
When Satan was thinking good thoughts through you, you could not tell the difference between the good thoughts of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and Christ.
The Lord has raised up the evil side of the tree so that you could tell the difference between Christ, the Tree of Life, and Satan, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
If that offends you, I am sorry. You should pray about it because it is the truth.
Verse 5, King James, But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head, for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
Every physical person that is not a spiritual male is a spiritual woman, but the spiritual women pray and prophesy without the spiritual male.
Brethren, this truth is especially hard for physical men because it is possible that the physical male is a spiritual female, and that the physical woman is the spiritual male. This is extremely hard for physical men, but it is the spiritual truth.
The spiritual women pray and prophesy without the spiritual male, their head, covering them.
How does the spiritual male cover you?
I talked about this earlier. He sits there, and He listens to what you are saying, and he says "amen." He would be saying, "That is the Holy Spirit speaking through your carnal mind, amen."
Or He would sit there and say, "No, that is not the Holy Spirit, that is Satan speaking through your carnal mind. I rebuke that. Put that thought down and I break that curse on that person."
That is how the spiritual male covers you when you are prophesying. The same thing happens when you are praying if you have an incorrect prayer, if you are praying for the wrong thing.
That is what happened here. I have had people praying for the wrong thing here. It is a sin to pray for the wrong thing.
Why is it a sin? Can anybody not make a mistake? Christ does not make that kind of a mistake. If you pray for the wrong thing, it means that it is your carnal mind praying, and we must worship God in Spirit and in truth. He is Spirit. We must praise Him and pursue Him in the spirit.
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