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Praise the Lord everybody. Now the message entitled The Sealed Book, Part 4. On the last part of this tape #39, The Sealed Book, which is Chapter 5 of the Book of Revelation, the Lord showed me something that I had missed, as we have gone through Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 of the Book of Revelation. What I am doing today is I am backing up to Chapter 4, starting with verse 9. We are going to do verses 9, 10 and 11 of Chapter 4. We are going to briefly review Chapter 5, verses 1 thru 11 and then we are going to finish it up with verses 12 to 14. The tape should not be that long. I am just going to skim through so that you can follow what I am saying to you.
We are starting with Revelation, Chapter 4, verses 9 thru 11. I just want to make a comment here. We have spoken about this before, that very frequently in the Scriptures, God speaks the accomplished fact and then He tells you how it is going to be accomplished. What I am suggesting to you is that in verses 9 thru 11 of Chapter 4 that that is a prophesy. God is saying this is what I am going to do. Then verses 1 thru 8 of Revelation 4 is the prophesy. Verses 9 thru 11 of Revelation 4 and 1 thru 13 of Revelation 5 explain how the prophesy will come to pass. Verse 14 of Revelation, Chapter 5, show the beast and the elders consenting to the word of the Lord, and they are saying amen, so be it.
In verses 1 thru 8 of Revelation 4 we see described the glorified Christ and the beast that is sitting around him, which is the redeemed natural soul. Now I am picking up in verse 9. When those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth forever and ever. By and large what I missed over here was that it was in the future. I did touch on this a couple of weeks ago, but I did not go into it in depth. God brought me back to it again. Apparently it is very important that that verse 9 is in the future. Verses 1 thru 8 God is describing the glorified Christ, who had sat, who is sitting on his own soul.
This is in case I have not made it clear to you over these past few meetings. This expression that the glorified Christ is sitting on his own soul, it is really just another way of saying that he has brought his own soul into submission to the Spirit of Holiness. That is what it means. He is sitting on his soul. He is repressing every satanic manifestation and controlling and ruling his soul, that it should only express the righteousness of Christ. This is another way of saying that Jesus Christ of Nazareth, by the power of the Spirit of God within him, brought his own soul, which he received from his mother, Mary, which had all the curses and problems that came down on the line of Israel. He brought that soul into submission to the Spirit of Holiness, that he was birth with, thus purifying his natural soul, and raising it and his body from the dead.
That is the concept that is implicate when the Scripture says here, and there was a glorified man sitting on his own soul. Does everybody understand that? I do not think I made that clear. The Lord told me that I did not make that clear to you. I am in verse 6. And he is surrounded by beasts filled with eyes. Then in verse 7 and 8 it describes the four beasts which is really describing the natural man. We pick up in verse 9 and this is the prophesy. When those beasts, which is the natural man, gives glory and honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever more. I will read 10 and 11 too. When that happens, the four and twenty elders shall fall down.
Now if you look in your bible, the word is not fell. It is fall. One of the reasons that I went past it is that it does not say shall fall. The four and twenty elders shall fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. In verses 1 thru 8 we have a picture of the glorified Christ. In verses 9 thru 11, the Lord is saying, and this glorified Christ that I showed you, when those beasts that I told you about, when they give glory and honor, when the natural man gives glory and honor to God, this is what the elders are going to do. That is what he is saying. We are going to study that in a little more depth.
There is something else, another point that the Lord asked me to make. I do not even know that I have this revelation myself, so I certainly did not make it clear. Maybe you got it by the Spirit. I do not know. Concerning these twenty four elders, I have told you what twenty four typifies. Twelve is the government of God times the number of witness. Two witnesses from each tribe of Israel typifies the fully manifested government of God in men. The Lord told me that it is also representative of the sons of God, because the government of God in men is the sons of God. The sons of God are coming forth in our souls, and they are going to rule in our vessel, and jointly they are going to rule the entire creation. I am not changing my mind. The twenty four are spiritual elders, and they are the government of God, but they also are the sons of God. They are all the one in the same. Does anyone have a problem with that? Glory to God. Thank you Jesus.
I have an alternate translation for verse 9 of Chapter 4 of Revelation. When is the key word. When those living creatures express their estimation of the value and worth of the creation through their minds, and when they shall submit themselves in every thought, and word, and deed to Almighty God. Verse 10: Then the four and twenty elders or the sons of God within the vessel, shall fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne saying. Now I am looking at this word fall down. When I did this the last time I really had a problem with it, but I did the best I could. I guess I just did not get the whole revelation.
This word fall down really means fall down in the Greek. I had to go into the Hebrew. The Greek word is Strong’s #4098 and the Hebrew equivalent is Strong’s #5307. There are many translations for the Hebrew equivalent. It does mean fall down. It could mean to cause another to fall down, but there is a very interesting translation in the Hebrew. It means a fetus is born. It means birth. You know the women in those days did not lie on their back to give birth. They sat on stools and the baby literally fell out. In Isaiah 26:18, this is Israel speaking. We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have, as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen. That word fallen is this Hebrew word meaning to give birth. I want to give you an alternate translation on that. It is really interesting.
First of all, I am looking at the word inhabitants, referring to the inhabitants of the world fallen. In the Hebrew inhabitants is Strong’s #3427. There are many translations to that word. I picked two or three of them. One means to cause a woman to dwell with one; to take in marriage; to cause a land to be inhabited. In other words, what the Scripture is saying here is that natural man is not the true inhabitant of the land. The true inhabitant of the land is the spiritual life that is going to cause it to prosper and have eternal life. That is the implication here. I am looking at this word wind. I do not know about anybody here, but I heard this scripture preached on. I do not know where the preacher got it from, but wind is Strong’s #7307 in the Hebrew.
He seemed to feel that it meant they were suppose to be bringing forth a fetus, obviously from their reproductive organs, and what they brought forth was wind from another part of their body. I heard it preached, but when I looked it up, I could not find it anywhere in Gesengus or Strong’s Concordance. This is what it means to me. The word wind is Strong’s #7307. I was very surprised to find out that it is the word for spirit. It is ruach, but it is feminine. It is the feminine expression of that word for spirit in Hebrew.
What they are saying is that they were suppose to bring forth a man, and they brought forth a female birth. Who is the female? The female is Satan. It is the adamic man. They did not bring forth the manchild. They did not bring forth the son. They brought forth after themselves. Adam brought forth in his own likeness and in his own image. Even though they had the imputed anointing, and the word of God, and all of the blessings of Almighty God, they could not produce the Christ child. They could not pass it on. They could not produce it. It was on them for the moment. It was the imputed anointing, but they could not reproduce Christ in their very being.
This is the alternate translation of Isaiah 26:18. Israel was increased because the mind of God was imparted to him. That word to be with child does not necessarily mean to be pregnant. It means to be swollen. The implication is you are swollen because you are pregnant. So Israel was increased in her mind because God was imparted to him. Israel was increased because the mind of God was imparted to him. They had experienced the labor, that is the pain, of keeping the soul realm underfoot, but they nevertheless had stillbirth the fruit of Satan’s spirit, the carnal mind. They have not been able to keep their souls and bodies alive, neither have the sons of God been born in them, that will be the inhabitants of the earth and preserve it. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
That word to fall down also means it is used of members of the body which become emaciated. We know that there is a falling away coming of natural man. The expression in the Scripture is that our natural man is going to be circumcised off or fall away, but we know that in the spirit, things are the opposite or the mere image of the natural. The foreskin is not being discarded as in a natural male baby, but the body, which is the foreskin over the spiritual life which is dwelling within us, is going to be utilized. It is going to become the spiritual skeleton. It is going to give form to the spiritual man. God does not throw anything away.
It is expressed in the Scripture as falling away because we are all carnal, and we could not understand it if God expressed it the way that it was. It also means to be revealed. This is the word to fall down, because when the body falls away, the life of Christ is going to be revealed. The Scripture says it is going to fall away and the life of Christ is going to be revealed. But what really is going to happen to those of us that are spiritual, that the life of Christ is going to rise up within us, permeate from within us, out beyond the outer structure, the outer form of our body, and exist outside of it. Does everybody understand that? Glory to God.
This falling away also means to desert. We are going to desert our husband, Satan, and we are going to be joined to Christ. So this word to fall down is a very rich word. This is very interesting. Strong’s says that it is akin to #4072 which means to fly. How could falling down be akin to fly? Very interesting. Matthew 24:28. For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Has anybody ever heard the interpretation of this scripture that the Lord gave me? This is a big very controversial scripture in the church. Everybody has got an explanation of it. It is just like the Book of Revelation. You should leave it alone unless you get it from God. I am going to give it to you again.
Matthew 24:28; For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together. The word gathered is Strong’s #4863 and it means to assemble and to join in one those previously separated. Those who have previously separated are the Son of God and the sons of God that were propelled into the earth. They were separated from the realm of the Spirit and they were separated from one another when they were propelled into the earth. Glory to God. So let us see what this famous scripture means. Jesus was speaking in a parable, and men have been trying to figure it out ever since.
Alternate translation of Matthew 24:28. Wherever the soul has died, that is the man who is being rejoined to the spiritual realm of God. So that is the association between the falling away and the flying, the cutting away and the revelation. Where your soul has died, you know that your spiritual life is flying in the heavenlies. God shows me pictures of birds all the time. Whenever I see them on TV, I look at them. Look at a bird when they are flying in the air. Their legs are absolutely atrophy. They are absolutely without strength, without power, without ability to function. They just hang there.
When you live your life by the realm of the Spirit, by the power of the Spirit of God, your carnal ways are going to die. They must die. You cannot walk and fly at the same time. It is impossible. Your soul life has to die before you fly. You do not fly and then your legs die. You have got to die. Of course it is a simultaneously process, but as you fly, the ways of the world, the carnal ways of getting things accomplished become less and less viable to you. They do not work for you. Have you found that? The natural way of getting things done does not work. It does not work.
All of you here know my testimony about my job. I tried desperately to hold on to a job, and it did not work. God had ordained a severe trial for me of going through many jobs over an eleven year period. I could not stay in one job until He said okay, and the job that He put me in is horrendous. The man persecutes me and torments me almost every day. On top of that I have the whole office coming to me saying how can you stay? How can you stay? Why do you not leave? Well, God told me to stay. Brethren, if I tried to earn my living outside of the will of God I am going to be poverty stricken. I am not leaving until God releases me. It took me eleven years to learn that message.
Now I am in a job where I am not quitting because the man is so terrible. I am standing because the man is so terrible, but God told me to stand, and he is trying to fire me and he cannot. It is not him, but his demons. He really does not want me to go, but he keeps blowing up at me, and blowing up at me. Last week you all know he fired me. He said the words, I fire you. Two weeks before that he said I think I am going to fire you. Last week he said, I fire you, but I am still there. Everything that I am doing with regard to this job is the exact opposite that any normal self-respecting person would do in this natural life. Nobody can understand me.
Some of the other people in the office are not talking to me. They are so offended that I am still there after he has treated me the way he has treated me. It is none of their business, but they are angry at me. But brethren, I know if I quit this job I am going to be right back out going from job to job again, because I cannot hold a job because of my brains, because of my skills, because of my looks, because of my sex. I cannot hold a job because I am so wonderful or because I am so terrible. I can only hold a job because it is a job that the Lord Jesus Christ has given me, and I better take the bad points with the good points, and earn a decent living. It is a nice job.
There are a lot of good things about it, except that I am tortured. I had better take what He gave me because I have no power to hold on to a job. He has stripped me in this area, anyway, out of my natural life. I cannot walk, I can only fly as far as my employment is concerned. So that is the translation of that famous scripture Matthew 24:28. Where the soul has died, that is where the man who is being rejoined to the Spiritual realm of God is. That is where you are going to find him.
We are still in Revelation, Chapter 4, verse 10. The four and twenty elders fell down before him that sat on the throne. This word before is Strong’s #1799. It also means in the sight of, something done while standing, or appearing in the presence of another. Something done while standing or appearing in the presence of another. I hope everybody here knows, if you do not know I will tell you. It is okay if you do not know. Spiritually, if Christ has been birth in you, we are appearing before Christ. The great white throne judgment, whereby everyone has to appear before Christ, your turn to appear before Christ is when he is birth in you. You are literally two souls. Your soul exists in its natural condition, and in your mind appears another soul. It is the soul of Christ, and you have the soul of adam. Your natural man, which you are, is standing before the soul of Christ.
What happens is that Christ starts reigning judgment upon all the wickedness in your natural soul. That is everything that we read about in the Book of Revelation. It is literally, for all intents and purposes, throwing your soul and the parts of it into the lake of fire. I am not going to get into that anymore deeply right now. Does everybody understand the principle? Our natural man is standing before Christ in our own mind because we have two souls. Everybody got that? Glory to God.
Colossians 3:4; When Christ, who is our life shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. When Christ, who is our life shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. The teaching in this ministry has been that there is a life substance that we have. It is our life, and Jesus Christ is getting it out, and it is being transferred into the soul of Christ. This is our life over here, because this whole natural man is being swallowed up. When Christ appears, where is he going to appear? Does anybody know where he is going to appear?
He will appear in our thoughts, and our words, and our deeds also. He is starting in our thoughts and words, and our deeds too. When he appears, we are going to appear with him down here in the realm of appearance. We are going to appear because we are going to stop dying. We are going to manifest. We are going to be in the flesh by the power of the thoughts, words, and deeds of Christ in our mind. If this is the first tape you are hearing, or the first transcript you are reading, and you would like to pursue that a little further, we have a whole series called Babylon Is Fallen addressing that.
Alternate translation of Revelation, the first half of Chapter 4, verse 10. The sons of God shall cause their souls to birth the Christ, because Jesus Christ of Nazareth brought his soul life into submission to the Spirit of Holiness, and because they have birth the Christ, they shall have continual communion with him, who shall live throughout all ages. The sons of God, the spiritual substance within you, that root of Christ within you, that was propelled into the earth from before the foundation of the earth, they are going to cause their souls to birth the Christ. How? Because they are going to be fertilized by the Holy Spirit, and you are going to birth Christ. They are going to have the power to do that because Jesus Christ of Nazareth poured his soul into submission, was crucified, was resurrected, ascended on high, and is now pouring out of his Spirit upon all flesh. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
Because they have birth the Christ, they shall have continual communion with him, who shall live throughout all ages. Where is the communion with him? It is right in your own mind. It is right in your own mind. He shall have swallowed up your natural man and your natural substance. What is separating us from having communion with Christ? It is our carnal mind. If we do not have continual communion with Christ, it is because our carnal mind is in the way. We are alienated from God in our minds. Our rebellion is in our minds. So when the natural man is swallowed up, we shall have continual communion with Christ in our mind.
The first half of verse10. So when the four and twenty elders, when the sons of God birth the Christ. That word fall down means birth the Christ. They appear before him that brought his own soul into submission and worshipped him that liveth forever and ever. The worship means the communion, and he that liveth forever and ever means he that shall live for the life of the ages. When that happens, and when they cast their crowns down before the throne saying. The word cast down is Strong’s #906. It means to arise. That is really strange. The word is translated cast down and it means to arise. It can be translated to arise, to apprehend, to cast out, or forth. It denotes a deliberate hurl. Something is thrown out, not necessarily cast down, but something is thrown with a deliberate hurl, and it can mean apprehend. The word before is Strong’s #1799 and it refers to an occupied place, a place that is so occupied by the power and authority of one.
Alternate translation of the second half of Revelation, Chapter 4, verse 10. They laid hold of. They apprehended. They laid hold of and cast forth their spiritual life into the soul life of Christ. The word cast down means to apprehend, lay hold of, or to cast out. They laid hold of this spiritual life in the natural man by the power of the spirit. Their spiritual being rose up in power, laid hold of their life substance and cast themselves out into the life of Christ so that this soul could be destroyed. Glory to God.
That is how it is happening, brethren. We are not passive. God has imparted power to us. We are not passively laying on a table while He rescues us from the soul that is being burnt up and translates us into Christ. We have to do it by the power that is being imparted to us. You have to want it. You have to fight. You have to strive. You have to struggle. You have to go through heavy trials and tribulations that you could only survive by the power of God. I am telling you these trials that are coming upon us that are moving in, you would never survive them using the methods of the world. You cannot walk. You have got to fly. You have go to fly from adam to Christ. You cannot walk from adam to Christ. You have got to start using your wings, brethren. In order to use your wings, your feet have to die. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
Alternate translation of all of verse 10 of Revelation, Chapter 4. The sons of God shall cause their souls to birth the Christ because Jesus Christ of Nazareth brought his soul into submission to the Spirit of Holiness. Because their souls have birth the Christ, the sons of God shall have continual communion with him, who shall live throughout all ages. And they laid hold of and cast forth their spiritual life into the soul of Christ saying. I am going to read my old alternate translation of verse 11. You are deserving, O ruler of the universe. If you listen to your old tapes, I have put Christ in there, but it really does not say Christ. The word is O Lord. Thou art worthy, O Lord. It is not Christ. They are praising the spiritual God.
Verse 11. You are deserving, O ruler of the universe, Lord God, you are deserving, O Lord, to have greatness acknowledged, to be reverenced, and to have miracle working power, because you have created all things, which things were created for your specific purpose and will. I am suggesting to you that what this means is that the Lord, the spiritual God, is deserving to appear in the realm of appearance. He is being spoken into the realm of appearance. You are deserving, O ruler of the universe, to have your greatness acknowledged. Where? In the realm of appearance among men. To be reverenced. Where? Among men. And to have miracle working power. Where? In the realm of appearance among men, because you are the Creator of all things, and they have been created for your specific purposes and will. You have decided to form and create a realm of appearance.
We are going on to Chapter 5 in the Book of Revelation. Verses 1 thru 5 narrates how God is going to perform this promise. Remember we said verses 9 thru 11 of Chapter 4 was a prophesy, and now starting with Revelation, Chapter 5, verses 1 thru 5, we are going to find out how God is going to do this. Basically I am reading you my old alternate translation. I just made a couple of changes in there. I am going to read it right down so you can follow through. And I saw the glorified man sitting on his redeemed adamic soul, and possessing and giving gifts and blessings to the pitiable, contemptible, unredeemed members of the living soul, which expressed the existence of Satan in their personalities, and also in their behavior. Each of them were marked with the mark of God, the promise of full redemption, even the appearance of Christ in them.
Verse 2. And I saw a mature believer who had birth the Christ preaching with a loud voice about the one who was qualified to make the living soul responses operative and ready to fulfill the purposes for which she was created, and who was able to fulfill the promise of the Holy Spirit, that she would express the image of God, and receive eternal life.
Verse 3. Nothing in the spiritual realm of the soul, nor in the realm of appearance, neither in the satanic realm of the unconscious mind, was able to make the living soul operative, and able to fulfill her purpose, even to produce an interruptible soul and body. Nor was there anything or anyone able to understand the mystery of how this was to be accomplished.
Verse 4. And I wailed out loud for the masses of mankind, because no one was found qualified to enable the living soul to produce an incorruptible soul and body, even though that one was being preached about. He could not be found. Nor was anyone found who could acknowledge that the members of the living soul had lived in the realm of God’s Spirit before they entered into the earth. Neither was there anyone who understood the mystery of how incorruptibility and eternal life would be bestowed upon them.
Verse 5. And one of the spiritually mature men said to me, do not mourn. Look, the Spirit of God manifested in the flesh, even Christ, the spiritual substance which dwelt in David, has overcome the military power of the living soul, rendered it relatively unguarded and made it accessible to bring forth Christ. Thus making the promise that Christ shall appear in all men available to the many members of the living soul. I would just like to comment at this point because it is not clear. Jesus Christ obviously had the power to set the living soul free, but he had returned to the realm of the Spirit. The whole point of these verses is that there was no one in the earth that was suitable to open the book or set the rest of the living soul free. Jesus is at the right hand of the Father. He is a Spirit, and apparently God requires somebody in the flesh to deliver the balance of the living soul. That is God’s plan. He wants somebody in the flesh. Hallelujah.
Verses 6 to 10 narrate the manifestation of the sons of God. So there is no one in the earth to do it. He is being preached about, but there is no one in the earth, and now we see the sons of God appearing in the earth to do the will of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Verse 6. I looked and I saw in the middle of the soul that the glorified man was sitting upon, and of the man raised to a high spiritual power, and in the middle of the mature spiritual man, in whom the fullness of God’s government was operating, a lamb which appeared to have been sacrificed, stand up in spiritual power with the fullness of spiritual strength, having been restored to him, and the fullness of both the imputed and imparted anointing sent forth by God into the earth of mankind, even Christ flowing in and through him.
Now about the lamb that was slain. This is really shocking. It is shocking what God shows me. The lamb that was slain is the living soul, brethren. You may recall from last week’s message that we studied a verse that said you are worthy because you are the lamb that was slain, and you have redeemed us by your blood. We said the lamb that was slain was the spiritual life of Jesus Christ that was propelled into the earth that gave life to the earth, and that it was the soul life of Jesus Christ being poured out upon natural man that is redeeming us. The lamb is the natural man. The lamb is the natural man. Now it sounds shocking, but let us follow this a little further. I want to read you what I wrote here.
The lamb that was slain is now the living soul, even though salvation was not, and is not apparent, in the many members of the living soul at this point. The symbol in the Scripture used to describe the first fruits company, the sons of God, typified the many members of the living soul, because it is just a matter of time until salvation touches the entire living soul. God cannot save me and not you. We are all one living soul. We are all one living soul. The way the Scripture expresses the sons of God is He calls them the lamb. What are they? They are the first fruits of the many members of the living soul in whom Christ shall appear and live in, in full stature. I think I am confusing you. Let me go on and we will touch on it again. Father, I just pray that you quicken it to them.
Verse 7. And the first fruits of the lamb, the offspring of Jesus Christ, even Christ Jesus, the 42ndgeneration came and took the contemptible many membered soul out of the protective and blessing hand of the glorified Jesus Christ, who sat upon his redeemed soul. And the sons of God were manifested in the realm of appearance, and they prepared to execute the judgments which are designed to bring forth Christ in the many members of the living soul.
Verse 8. And when Christ Jesus was given authority to manifest in the realm of appearance, the living creatures who had been raised to a high spiritual power and the sons of God were fully born again into the soul life of Christ. Do you hear this? This symbol that says the lamb was in the middle of the throne, what it means is that people were born on the face of the earth that were raised up in full spiritual power. That is what it means. When the lamb appeared in the middle of the throne, when that happened in the realm of the Spirit, in the realm of appearance the sons of God stood up in power. Do you hear what I am saying? Let me back up.
Glory to God. In the midst of the throne, there were four beasts. There was a throne. There were four beasts. There were elders. We have had that in previous scripture that all of a sudden there appeared in the midst of the throne a lamb. Well what is the significance of that for us here in the realm of appearance? There was something new added, the sons of God. If there is something new added in the realm of the Spirit, something new has to be added in the realm of appearance. First the lamb appeared in the realm of the Spirit, and in the realm of appearance the sons of God appeared.
There is a similar scripture that says that Adam was perfect, and one day inequity was found in him. I prayed about that for years. I said, Lord, what do you mean it was found in him? Where did it come from? Well, one day you are not pregnant, and the next day you are pregnant, and nine months later you have a baby. Where did it come from? One day a baby was found in you. One day a baby was found in you. A fetus was found in you. It was not there two months ago. It is there now. Well, how did it get there? Well you know how it got there if you are a natural person. Well, spiritually, how did it get there? God thought of it. God thought it. God thought it was the time for the sons of God to manifest, and the lamb appeared in the realm of the Spirit. However much longer it took after that, they appeared in the realm of appearance.
If you are a woman and you have relationships with your husband. You were trying to get pregnant. You had relations with your husband and one day there appeared an embryo in your womb. How did it appear? You had a desire to have a child. Sometimes you have a desire and sometimes you do not, but the concept is that if you do not have a desire to have a child, at least you have a desire for one another. A desire between a man and a woman has resulted in an embryo appearing in your womb. Well, the living God had a desire that His son should appear in the earth. He desired it and then John looked and there was the lamb. God desired it and it appeared, first in the realm of the Spirit as the lamb, and then in the realm of appearance as the sons of God. Hallelujah.
Verse 8. And when Jesus was given authority to manifest in the realm of appearance, the living creatures who have been raised to a higher spiritual power, and the sons of God were fully born again into the soul life of Christ. Now we have talked about this here, that this is really a fallacy in the church. You are not born again when you receive the Holy Spirit. When you receive the Holy Spirit you receive the promise. You are not born again, brethren, until Christ is born in you and becomes your life. When he becomes your mind, and your every thought, and will, and desire, you have been born again because now you are living in Christ. You are not born again, brethren. I am not born again. It is a fallacy in the church. Glory to God.
When Christ was given authority to manifest in the realm of appearance, when the Father said, I want the lamb to come forth, what happened in the realm of appearance, was that all those of us that have birth the Christ, that are waiting to be fully born again, to be raised up in spiritual power, it happened. It happened. The Father said, sons of God manifest, and the lamb appeared in the spiritual creation and in the earth. Those of us that are waiting and serving God rose up in spiritual power as Christ appeared in us. Hallelujah.
Everyone of these people in whom Christ appeared in full stature, they all had as a part of their spiritual being, the natural man, whose evil nature has been covered over by Christ, leaving only the shell of the natural man, even the spiritual skeleton, which gives form to the body and personality. They also had souls covered over with the deity of Jesus Christ, which were filled with the spiritual life of God. They have ascended to a high spiritual state of being because they sacrificed their souls unto God. My notes say here that apparently the spiritual elders are called sons of God, at least in my alternate translation.
I am changing the expression spiritual elders to sons of God when they are appearing in the realm of appearance. In the realm of the spirit they are spiritual elders. When we are talking about the realm of appearance I am calling them the sons of God. I am going to go back to that issue of the lamb again. I just want to go on. Father, please help me to put that point across. I know it is on my mind, and it is really hard.
Verse 9. This is Chapter 5 of the Book of Revelation. And their structure, arrangement, and relationship to one another produced tranquility, an inner calm, and an interweaving in the correct moral order, so that when they spoke, their thoughts and words were so much in harmony that they sounded like a single melodious song. This is what they said. Now this is the sons of God, and this is what they are saying. You are suitable to possess the living soul and to make it accessible to fertilization by your glorified life, despite the protective hedge Satan has around it, because you gave up your deity and all the privileges associated with it, and were broken into pieces so that we could have life.
When the Father rebirth you back into the eternal realm of the Spirit, you gave up your sinless soul life as Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of God. You submitted to crucifixion so that the Father could resurrect you, glorify you, and break your sinless soul life into pieces by pouring it out upon the rest of the members of the living soul, fertilizing them, and reproducing Christ in each of them so that they too could be raised back up to the eternal realm of the Spirit. Out of every physical race, and out of those believing each of the many doctrines contrived by man, and out of all those who know you, and all those who have never known you.
Verse10. And have brought us into a new relationship with our God as kings, because we shall rule the earth of the soul and body by his Spirit, and as priests because by his Spirit we shall be the man Christ Jesus, the only mediator between God and the living soul, and by his authority we shall rule in the realm of appearance. Now verses 11 and 12 show how the sons of God fertilize the spirits of the many. So what I am saying to you is this is a progression. First the sons of God are manifested. Then the sons of God go forth. Our job, in case I have not made it clear to you, is going to be to fertilize the spirits of the many, of the many members of the living soul. By speaking this word of life to them, we are going to go forth and cause their spirits to be fertilized. They do not have to understand this deep intellectual teaching that we are getting here.
Because Christ shall exist in us in full stature, we may just have to say to them, rise up and walk, and their human spirit is going to be fertilized and Christ is going to come forth in them. This first fruits company, the sons of God, are coming the hard way, with the deep teaching. I do not really know about trials and tribulations for these other people, but it is my understanding of the Scripture that once Christ appears in us, we shall have the power to just say, be my son, rise up and walk. Whatever God is going to have us to say, they are going to be fertilized, and as the spiritual nine months are completed, however long that will be, Christ shall appear in them too. Then they will have the ability to understand everything that we are teaching here.
You see, we could go to a Bowery bum and say, stand up and walk to a man that cannot read. I really believe this. Somehow, I do not know how long it is going to take, but he is going to learn to read, and he is going to get into a place where they are preaching this message. Eventually, we are not going to be the only place preaching it. There are going to be a lot of ministries preaching it. They are going to come to a place or get a tape where this word of life is coming forth, and this man that could not even read, this retarded person, is going to have the ability to understand this word. But Christ is going to be birth in him first, because they are helpless. They cannot do anything without him.
This is what God wanted me to show you, that there is a progression in these scriptures. First, the sons of God are spoken into existence by the Father, then the sons of God are speaking the spiritual salvation unto the many. This is what I am trying to show you, because when we speak this word to them, this word of life, they are not going to get full salvation. We are going to be in full stature. They are not going to rise up in full stature. The first thing that is going to happen is that their spirit is going to be fertilized. You will hear as I read in a few minutes, that God calls them angels because their whole body is not redeemed. Their soul is not redeemed, but God calls them angels. What that means is that their spiritual man has developed, and God calls them an angel. Let me go on and we will talk about this some more.
Verses 11. Now this shows how the sons of God are going to fertilize the spirits of the many. I looked and I heard the voice of many spiritual men, human beings who had birth Christ, but their soul and their body was not touched. They were around the glorified soul of Jesus Christ, and the living creatures, and the sons of God, and the spiritual condition of innumerable spiritual men joined to innumerable perfected souls, that have attained to complete salvation, is expressed mathematically as ten thousands of ten thousands, and thousands of thousands.
Verse 12. Saying with a loud voice, worthy is the lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessings. What I am suggesting to you here is that who is saying with a loud voice in verse 12 is the group of the many members of the living soul whose spirit has been fertilized. They are going to be in the condition that we are in now. Can you hear this? We are going to be raised up to full stature. We are going to be in the condition that Jesus Christ of Nazareth was in before the crucifixion, and we are going to go out fertilizing the souls of people, and they are going to be where we are now, the many, the masses of people.
When that happens to them, when the billions of people across the face of the earth have their spirits fertilized, and they are where we are now, this is what they are going to say. With a loud voice, worthy is the lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. Well, who are they raising up? Who are they raising up? Let us see.