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When we were together last, the Lord gave us some revelation on our spiritual condition and why we are in the condition that we are in. We were told that the human spirit has been utterly devastated, and has produced all kinds of ungodly offspring instead of producing the offspring of the Lord. Today we are going to describe her condition a little more and get some insight into God's plan to restore her to the place that He originally ascribed her to be.
We are going to start in Isaiah 47:1-5. Babylon is the city that opposes God. We know that Jerusalem is the City of God, and Babylon is the city of the natural man. These are spiritual cities, so when the prophet talks about the virgin daughter of Babylon, he's talking about the offspring of the spiritual part of natural man, fallen Adam.
He says, now this is the judgment of God against her. "As she has been raised up, she has multiplied herself, the spirit of the carnal mind has multiplied herself," and produced many evil children. What we see in the world today is one living soul that died, and she is filled with all the abominations and the wickedness that come from the depths of the carnal mind. God addresses her and pronounces judgment on her in Chapter 47 and Verse 1 of Isaiah. "Come down and sit in the dust, oh virgin daughter of Babylon." She was at one time in a high spiritual place before her fall.
Remember that the creation was spiritual. The original Adam and Eve did not look like man looks today. We are a fallen creation. She was in a high spiritual place in God prepared to be the bride of Christ and produce the king, or the kings of the earth. But she is fallen down, and she has been told to sit in the dust. She has become a natural man, the condition that we are in today. "Sit on the ground," that is even lower, okay.
Man was formed of the dust of the earth, and the animals were made from the ground. What God is saying here is that there are two elements to man today. The spiritual man, or the soul man, as we know him, is made from dust, and he's dwelling in a house that is made from the ground which is, for all intents and purposes, an animal body. We are dwelling in an animal, and we have the animal nature which has taken on the flesh.
He says, "Sit in the dust," He is talking to the soul, "Oh virgin daughter of Babylon, and sit on the ground," sit in this low spiritual realm. "There is no throne, oh daughter of the Chaldeans, for thou shalt be no more called tender and delicate. Take the millstones, and grind meal...." The suggestion of that is slavery. In Bible days that was what the slaves did. They ground at the millstone.... "uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers." It refers to death.
She has now fallen into a place where she is subject to death. "Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea thy shame shall be seen." She has become the harlot of Revelation (Revelation 17:1). She has illegally copulated and been adulterous towards God. "I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man." She has become a man, a man of the earth, but God will not meet her on her own level. He will deal with her as God.
A lot of us are going through spiritual experiences today where God is showing us that when we are opposed by the wickedness of the natural man, that to meet him on his own level, very often, will fail, but if we stay in a high place in God, there's no battle, the victory is automatic. That is what God is talking about. He is not going to meet her as a man. She is going to be judged, and there will be no recourse for her because when God says it, it is done, there's no battle between God and man.
"As for our redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, the holy one of Israel. Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called the lady of kingdoms." Her kingdom....a kingdom is a place, it entails a piece of land. You have to have a piece of land, you have to have a king, and you have to have subjects for a kingdom to exist.
Every one of us is a spiritual kingdom. We live in the land, we possess a soul, and we live in this flesh which is this earth, and we have a king. Either our king is Christ or our king is Satan. Every vessel, every human being on the face of the earth is a kingdom, and we have one of two kings. She called herself "the lady of kingdoms," the queen of all the kingdoms of the earth. But she is not going to be called that any longer for Jesus Christ is coming, and he's going to be King of kings and Lord of lords. We're told in the Book of Revelation that all the kingdoms of the earth are His. Hallelujah!
I would just like to look at the harlot of Revelation briefly. Revelation 17, we have a description of what has happened to Eve. Now, it is not just what's happened to Eve. We have to remember that the human soul is in three parts, but it is really one soul. This is a spiritual mystery, if it is hard for you to understand it, just put it on the shelf.
When Eve fell, Adam fell also, and although, technically, Satan was elevated because he came into a place of power, Satan actually fell because he came out from under the protection of God. So the whole living soul fell. When we read this description in the Book of Revelation, the spirit of Adam’s mind is called the harlot because she has produced all this wicked fruit. But she is not alone. The adultery of the spirit of Adam’s mind affected Adam and Satan also.
We are told in Revelation 17:1, "And there came one of the seven angels which has one of the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me come hither, I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication." Now we are seeing a description of the spiritual condition at this time and, this is her judgment.
Her judgment, we are told in the Old Testament, is that "your sins shall be within you." She has birthed all of this wickedness, and it is now within her, and it has made her what she is. She is fornicating with the kings of the earth. You know we talked about this last week. She is continuing, the spirit of the carnal mind which is capable of reproduction, is continuing to fornicate with Leviathan, the king that she is married to, and continues to produce evil fruit.
This may come as a surprise to some, but when Eve committed adultery with the Serpent, she married him and brought forth his child, the carnal mind of fallen man. The Serpent is appearing in fallen humanity today as the Dragon, Satan and the Devil (Revelation 20:9.) The Dragon is the prideful mind of mortal man multiplied many times, which is the evil counterpart of the Body of Christ; and Satan, the evil spirit that continuously seduces fallen man to sin, and then becomes his accuser when he does sin; and the Devil is the personality that is in full agreement with the thoughts of prideful Leviathan, and Satan, the spirit that rules the personalities of mortal man.
Now sometimes you see people who aren't in Christ wind up in mental institutions, or as prostitutes or drug addicts, because they have produced an abundance of evil fruit that has brought them into this condition, because of family line curses and ungodly experiences in their life.
Each kingdom is not the same, depending on your family line and what you've been exposed to. These children that are being raised up to hear the Word of God, have great blessings upon them that oppose the production of evil fruit. She is still fornicating with the kings of the earth, "and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication." The wine of her fornication is the spirit that is produced as a result of her fornication which is the spirit of Satan.
The inhabitants of the earth is that part of us that has the ability to either go towards God or go towards Satan. It is an element of the spirit of the carnal mind. I'm not going to really go into it today, but it is an element of the spirit of the carnal mind that is being saved. It is all through the Scriptures that the man comes and saves the woman, and he takes her away from the evil husband. It is not only through the Scriptures, it is all through our folklore. It is all through society and folklore that this innocent woman is being saved and married by this wonderful man. Well, it is that female element in us that was deceived when Satan seduced her.
Even though she has produced all of this wicked fruit, and she is this abominable thing before God, He still loves her. We are told about that in Song of Solomon 6:4. He is speaking to her. He knows that she has been seduced, this is God speaking to Eve. "Thou art beautiful oh my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners." And she says to him, "Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me." She is saying, how can you say these words of love to me, I've been seduced, I'm not a virgin anymore, and I've produced evil fruit.
And the Lord just ignores her. He says....he just keeps on going, telling her how beautiful she is. "Thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead. Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep...." And he just goes on to praise her, and praise her, and praise her, and we are told at the back of the Book of Song of Solomon, that" love is greater than death." That the power of the love of Jesus Christ is greater than the power of Satan, that despite all of her filth and everything that is happened to her, Jesus Christ has the power to cleanse her and bring her back to a place where she can marry him. Hallelujah. Praise God.
Okay, I am still in Revelation 17. So this is Eve's condition, and the Lord has never stopped loving her. Nevertheless, he does not lie. He acknowledges her condition, he calls it what it is. He calls it filth, and he calls it sin, but because He is God, he has the power to deliver her so He is not threatened by the fact of her condition.
The Scripture goes on to say, "So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness, And I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet-colored beast filled with names and blasphemy having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus, and when I saw her I wondered with great admiration.
And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carrieth her which hath the seven heads and ten horns. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not, and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit and go into perdition. And they that dwell in the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is."
Okay, this is the condition of the human soul. We're just going to try and understand some of this right now. Back to Verse 3. "And he saw her sitting upon a scarlet colored beast." That is fallen Adam, her protector. He is been utterly humiliated and devastated and become nothing but a beast to carry her around, because she cannot exist without him. And that is why the Scripture puts it this way, that She is sitting upon him, because the spirit of the carnal mind cannot exist by herself. But Adam 's utterly ruled by her and her husband, who is Satan. Fallen Adam is the conscience, and great influence is exerted over him by the harlot and her husband, Satan.
He has seven heads and ten horns, seven being the number of completion, and ten being the number of the law, and fallen Adam, the living soul that died is the law. He is the realm where the law exists and has power. He is the realm of the law. This is the fulfillment of the wickedness of man at this place in the Book of Revelation. He is full of the names of blasphemy.
Names in the Scripture represent nature. He has produced every wicked attribute that blasphemes the name of God unto his fullest capacity. And we are told that God already knew before the fall how many individual cells this living soul would produce. Every one of us was written down in a book before we were ever born. God knew exactly what was going to happen. Here is the living soul at the fullest extent of it is fall. The conscience is devastated, which is happening in our society today, and he is filled with spirits of blasphemy.
We're told in the Book of Psalms that we are filled with evil children. "And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, decked with gold and precious stones." She is simulating the anointing of God. She is a spiritual entity, she does have spiritual power because she is joined to her husband, Satan, so She is holding herself out as God. In the tabernacle, the colors that are used to exalt Christ are scarlet and purple and red, and she has all these colors on her. The gold represents the deity of God, and the precious stones and pearls represent all of the gifts that God gives his people. We're told this in the prophets.
"And she has a golden cup in her hand full of abomination." The cup is the one living soul that died, and all the abominations in it are all of the cells that she has produced, and every one born is an abomination before God. Our righteousness is as filthy rags. A lot of people get offended by that, but it is the Scripture. We're filthy until Christ cleans us up. I don't care how many good works we do, that is our spiritual condition. We're filthy, and, until we are saved, we are in the cup of the harlot of Revelation. She has full authority over us. Hallelujah, except for the intervention of Jesus Christ. And He does intervene in the lives of unsaved people. This is his creation and He does intervene.
It is really a complicated matter. It is not as simple as black and white. "And upon her forehead was written mystery Babylon." She is a mystery because only by the Spirit of God can we understand the spiritual reality of our condition, and God's revealing this knowledge to us right now.
"And he saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints." Not only is she producing every evil spirit that she and Satan are capable of producing, but She is drinking their blood. One of the judgments in the Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 28, one of the curses that God places upon unsaved men who cannot keep the law of God, is that they will eat and devour their own offspring.
She is under the judgment of God. Now, some people get confused. They think the law is just for Israel. No, the law is the spiritual law of God that was given to Israel for people to understand, but the law is spiritual. This law applies to every human being born on the face of the earth. The judgment of God falls when spiritual wickedness starts to overflow out of the mind of the particular individual who is being judged. One of things that you will do is that you will devour your own children, and we see that happening, unfortunately, all over the country today.
People are selling their children for horrible purposes and that is the fulfillment of this judgment of God. These people are in great wickedness. They need to repent and receive a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. And this is interesting, it says She is not only filled with the blood of the saints, but She is filled with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.
Now the martyr of Jesus is the Christ within us. We are two men right now. We spoke about this last week. We are still fallen Adam and Christ. We're being converted from being all fallen Adam into two men, fallen Adam and Christ, and eventually we will be all Christ. We're now part fallen Adam and part Christ and, eventually, we will be all Christ, but, right now, we are in the process of being converted.
The martyr or the witness, which is the correct translation really means "witness." The word martyr is not a good a translation, because right away people think of being strung up on a cross. The witness of Jesus Christ in us is the Holy Spirit. He is witnessed in this earth, in your earth. He is there, and He is witnessing through you when his Spirit manifests. In whatever way it manifests, you are witnessing Jesus Christ.
I know that the Church world talks about witnessing, but it is really....they really don't understand what it is. The natural man cannot witness, nobody can witness. Only the Holy Ghost can witness to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. And when He manifests in you, whatever He does, He marks you, and you're marked. We have the fear of the Living God. The Word tells us that the mark is in our forehead, but the forehead merely means our mind.
When the Holy Spirit takes up residence in us, it means that God has sealed this individual vessel, he has marked it, and that it is a witness for Jesus Christ. You don't have to be strung out on a cross to be a witness for Jesus Christ. But we cannot witness of our own selves, it can only come forth from the Spirit of God.
And so She is drinking the blood, She is drinking the blood of the martyrs of Jesus Christ. So what does that mean? You know, contrary to most Church doctrine that you hear today....you are not completely protected from everything because Christ is dwelling in your members. So long as there's any element of the natural man within our mind, we are subject to demonic oppression, we are subject to curses, we are subject to everything that the natural man is subject to. Christ in us is not subject to it, but we are two men today, and the natural man is still subject to the afflictions of this world. And this is a great misunderstanding in the Church today.
They say, Israel cannot be cursed. Well, Israel cannot be cursed, but I'm not 100% Israel. I'm still the natural man also. I have weaknesses, I still have spiritual problems, I still have curses on me, and in these areas I can be cursed, but the Christ in me is learning how to rise up and defeat what's happening to me. And when you get to a certain spiritual point, He can actually rise up and defend that part of you which is still natural. But Christ is being built in us, and for those people that just received the Spirit of God, that are infants in Christ, they're virtually defenseless against heavy-handed spiritual power. I do not believe that Satan can kill us, but he sure can hurt us until we grow up out of our infantile spirituality in Christ.
And that is why those of us....the Scripture says, You who have been established, strengthen the weak. Those of you that I have established, that I have strengthened, that I brought to a place in Christ where the law is operating in you from the Christ within, where you have power over the sin in your mind by the Christ within, strengthen the weak. But what's happening today is that the weak are being slaughtered, the weak are being slaughtered because they are not being given the true message of Jesus Christ.
They are told that they are untouchable and that there is nothing wrong with them, and that they can go out and obtain anything that they want because they are king's kids. And that is just not the message. The message is, we've been blessed because we've been called and now we are on a journey being converted from a natural man into a spiritual man, and it is a very hard journey. It is surrounded by hardship, and famine, and drought, and very stressful spiritual experiences.
But Jesus Christ is strong enough to bring us through this wilderness experience, and all of these people that are getting the wrong message, the very best that could happen to them is that they are not growing in Christ. The very worse that could happen to them is that they could be swept away by ungodly spiritual powers.
Hallelujah. We are in a spiritual warfare. fallen Adam does not want to give up, he does not want to give up the kingdoms of the world, but Jesus Christ is going to take back the kingdoms of the world. Hallelujah, we read the back of the book right? We know what the answer is, glory to God.
"And the angel said to me, Why do you marvel, I'll tell you the mystery of the beast. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not, and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit and go into perdition. The beast that thou sawest was..." The creation that existed 6,000 years ago was, he no longer exists. He was, and he is not, he existed and he no longer exists. Nevertheless, he shall ascend out of the bottomless pit. I'm not going to get too deep into the bottomless pit today. If anyone wants to question me on this later I'll be glad to talk to you. The bottomless pit is the living soul that died. It is the living soul that died, that is what it is.
And he shall ascend out of the bottomless pit. He is going to incarnate again. He existed thousands of years ago. The vessels that he produced died, because everyone has died from fallen Adam on, everyone has died, but the human soul has the power to continue to incarnate. Look across the face of the earth, and you will see that babies are being born constantly. But it is still the same spiritual entity called the living soul that died.
He had the power to raise up new vessels, but there's only one living soul that died, so it is the same spiritual entity that is still existing. Do you understand that? Do you understand what I'm saying? The living soul that died, there's one living soul that died, he's a spiritual being, and he's spread himself out in a multitude of human vessels, and when the human vessels die, he raises up new human vessels, but it is the same spiritual entity inside of the human vessels.
So he shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, but he's going into perdition, because Jesus Christ has condemned him. Hallelujah. He is going into perdition, he's is going to go back, back into his anonymity. He was never suppose to have a personality, he's an element of the creation and he's going back into his anonymity. Jesus Christ is going to swallow him up.
"And they that dwell in the earth shall wonder whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is." How could this be, how could it be. He died, but he's still here because he has the power to manifest organic matter or human flesh. He is a spiritual entity, that when the flesh wears out he has the power to manifest more vessels for himself.
I refer you to the gospel of John 1:12-13. "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name, which were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."
This means that Jesus Christ was not born of the spiritual substance of living soul that died, nor as a result of the desire of the living soul that died to incarnate. The Lord Jesus Christ was incarnated at the express will of the Father.
These incarnations that fallen Adam is bringing forth are going to be cast down, and, at the end of the working out of God's plan, he will no longer be ascending from the bottomless pit, but only those who God calls to take on the flesh will appear in the earth, because we are spirit. We live in the spirit realm with God, and we will only take on the flesh when Jesus Christ says, this is my son, and I want you to take on the flesh, and I'm going to teach you how to exist and how to live wrapped in flesh without the lusts of the flesh overtaking you and causing you to sin.
Another witness to that is the parable of the different kinds of ground. Jesus tells us that when the seed falls on good ground that the Kingdom of God comes forth. So there's obviously different kinds of ground and different kinds of human beings. When I first read that it bothered me for a long time. I said, Well Lord what's the difference between this human being and that human being? And what’s the difference in the way different human beings respond to the seed of God falling upon them. Is it the source of their incarnation? Is the issue whether fallen Adam or Jesus Christ willed them into this world?
And the good soil is people who exist on the face of this earth at the express will of the Father. There are people in this world that are, manifestations of fallen Adam alone. He is just risen up and taken on the flesh. Another witness to that is Jeremiah 1:5, "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." Jeremiah was manifested at the express will of the Father.
The second witness is Jeremiah 31:27, "Behold the day is come, saith the Lord, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast." The seed of man is the soul and the seed of beast is the human body that we live in. God brings forth his spiritual sons in man to rule the earth. We are not to be ruled by the flesh.
I want to correct something that I just said, that Jesus Christ was the only man that was incarnated at the express will of the Father. I didn't really explain that correctly. Jesus Christ was the only man who was the offspring of God and man. God sent his Spirit to incarnate in men for a specific purpose, but Jesus Christ was the first of the creation of God. There's a New Creation coming forth. God has been in the earth. He is always been in the earth with men, but not in the form of the New Creation Man.
I'd like to speak today from the book of Ezra which is describing our present experience. What's happening to the Church world today is typified in the book of Ezra. "Now the first year of Cyrus, king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled." The Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus, king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all of his kingdom, and put it also in writing saying, "Thus saith Cyrus, king of Persia, the Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth." That is the living soul that died. He has control over all the kingdoms of the earth. "And he hath charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people, his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah and build the house of the Lord God of Israel."
God told fallen Adam, the time has come that you must let my people go. And it says very clearly here, "whose God is with him," whose God is with him." Those of us that have been incarnated at, or born at the express will of the Father, our God is with us. We may not have known it, but He is been with us from birth.
We've been sowed in the earth according to the word of the prophet, and now He has said, let my people go that they might worship me. And we are the people that are worshiping God today, because fallen Adam has had to let us go because the Lord God has called us. He is called us and we are coming forth as a first fruits company of people who will be moved into the kingdom and become part of the new Creation of God.
Ezra was a teacher and a scribe in Bible days. His function was to copy the Scriptures. Everything was done by hand, and those who copied the Scriptures got revelation. We all know that when you are in the Word of God constantly, the Spirit of God gets on you, and you get understanding. Ezra was already a scribe. He was a faithful teacher of the Word of God, and he was among those that God raised up to lead the Jews out of Babylon.
The first thing that God did when the people returned to Jerusalem, was to restore praise, which we see happening in the Church today. The second thing they did was raise up the altar. They didn't have a building to worship in, but they raised up the altar. And we are told in the New Testament that the altar is Jesus Christ, as he dwells in us. So the altar has been raised up if Christ Jesus is in you. If you've been called out of Babylon, out of Egypt, and Christ Jesus is in you, the altar has been raised up in you. The Holy Spirit is the beginning of the work that Jesus Christ is doing in you, and then He raises up Christ Jesus in you. He is going to rebuild the entire temple in each of us.
It is very clear here that they raised up the altar, and that they killed the Passover. They reinstituted the law. A lot of Christians today say they're not under the law, they're under grace. But when they're first called by the Holy Spirit they are under the law, because the grace of God is the ability to keep the law, and that ability comes from a mature Spirit of Christ dwelling within us. Now, you don't have a mature spirit of Christ the first day that you say, "I acknowledge Jesus Christ. You have to grow up in God. So until we get to the place where our conscience is strengthened, and we know what is right and wrong, and we are governed by the Christ within us, we once again come under the law.
We were lawless before we were saved. We were lawless without the law, and then we move on, Lord willing, to the grace of God where we are ruled by the indwelling Christ, who is our conscience, who tells us what is right and wrong. I don't experience that all the time, but I have experienced it.
Someone was trying to deceive me. I'm a notary public, and they were trying to deceive me into notarizing something that I shouldn't have notarized. They were really slick talkers, but when I sat down to do it, the Holy Spirit manifested in me. It was really strong. He said, "Don't you do that." So when I looked at it again, I realized their deception and I took the document back to these two attorneys, and I said, "I cannot do that." They were mortified. Their faces dropped, I mean God just utterly humiliated them. They were trying to use me to do something illegal.
So that is the grace of God. The grace of God is not dancing around, or doing anything you want to do. It is the ability to keep the law, because if we don't keep the law, death comes forth in our members.
So they killed the Passover, that is in Ezra 6:20, they killed the Passover, and under the law they were sanctified. However, in Ezra 6:20, it says, "The priests and the Levites were purified together, and they killed the Passover." Nevertheless, in Ezra 9:1, the rulers of the nation get a revelation that is it is not enough to slay the Passover. They get a revelation that they have married, taken wives of the heathen women, and produced children, all of which is illegal according to God's law. So they have a revelation that slaying the Passover and keeping the feasts is not enough. They have to be purified and separated from their sins.
Now, this is a big problem in the Church today. They've received Christ, the altar has been raised up in them, but they don't want to acknowledge that they need to be purified and separated from their sins. And it is true that when you are first saved God does move in your life. You do stop doing some things that you did before. The example that God gave me for you is that a lot of people that don't believe in deliverance like to say that we are cleansed by the washing of the water of the Word, which is a true Scripture. But the Lord has shown us that the Word of God is a discerner of the intents and the motives of people's hearts. It separates out our motives, lets us decide which are Godly and which are not Godly, and gives us the power to resist.
But what’s happening in the Church is that we become polarized. We accept our good thoughts, and push the evil thoughts to the back of our mind. But repressed thoughts are still within us. We're washed by the water of the Word, in that we know which is right and wrong, and we separate good and evil in our mind. We no longer have reprobate minds. We know what is right and what is wrong, but what do we do with the bath water?
God gave me a dream. Someone was taking a bath in the drawer of a wooden dresser (wood typifies man), and I tried to let the bath water out. I was looking for the plug to let the bath water out, but there was no plug. The only way to get the bath water out was to take the whole drawer out of the dresser, turn it upside down and dump the water out. That is deliverance. But the Church today, by and large, just does not want to do it, for whatever the spiritual reasons are in their mind, and they're not being told that it is necessary. They think they are clean, but they're not. They are not clean.
Ezra 9:1, "Now these things were done, [that is all of the establishment of the things of God], and the princes came to me saying, "The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, [the preachers too, not just the people], have not separated themselves from the people of the lands with respect to the abominations of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites. For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons, so that the Holy seed is intermingled with the people of the these lands."
That is our condition today, but we are mingled with all of the demon powers, and mingling is in our minds, it is in our minds. "And the princes and rulers have been chief in this trespass." And Ezra said, "When I heard this thing I rent my garment, and my mantel, and plucked off the hair of my head, and of my beard and sat down astonished." He was horrified at the pollution of the nation of Israel.
Ezra, being a faithful servant of God, did what so many of us don't want to do. We have to tell them the truth, even though we know they're going to reject us. Very often, they hate us, but they have to hear the truth when God tells us to tell it to them. They have to hear the truth.
So this is what happened in Ezra 10:6, "Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God and went into the chamber of Jehohanan, the son of Eliashi; and when he came hither he did eat no bread nor drink water for he mourned because of the transgressing of them that had been carried away. And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem, and all of the children of captivity that they should gather themselves together unto Jerusalem."
There's going to be a proclamation of God. This is what's happening today. God is making a proclamation to his people that they must be cleansed, and there's tremendous opposition coming forth from the priests and the Levites. They don't want to hear it. They had three days. This was the proclamation, that "whoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and elders, all his substance should be forfeited."
The spiritual application of that is virtually his life, because we have no life apart from Christ. Our life is hid in Christ, and, if we don't have Christ, we don't have any life. So our spiritual substance is that which is of Christ. Jesus said, "Those who don't use what they have, take it from them and give it to another." So those that don't hear this message and don't come and submit themselves to the separation, their spiritual substance will be forfeited, and that particular person, himself, will be separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away. They will be separated from the congregation of Israel.
God is no longer winking in this hour. This is no longer a joke. It is very nice to dance around and praise God, but God wants us cleaned up. He is very long suffering. I don't understand how long He gives any individual person, or how many chances He gives any individual person, but, in this hour, the judgment of God is upon the Church. In the wisdom of God as it relates to every individual, they will come to that particular place in the Lord where they will either submit to the cleansing, or God's going to turn them over to the Sowing and Reaping Judgment enforced by Satan (Job 1:6,8). It is not a popular message but it is the truth.
"And then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth day of the month, and all of the people sat in the street of the house of God trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain." When God starts calling people to this separation, He produces great power to accomplish His goals.
This ministry is associated with the outpouring of great power. Whatever is needed, no matter what your problem is, I don't care if you're the worst psychopath in Kings Park, when this anointing comes down, you will be set free in Christ Jesus, under the anointing. There was great rain, and the people were trembling, they were frightened. And Ezra the priest stood up and said unto them, "You have transgressed and have taken strange wives to increase the trespass of Israel. Now make confession unto the Lord God of your fathers and do his pleasure, and separate yourselves from the people of the land and from your strange wives."
So it is necessary to repent and to submit yourself to the Spirit of God for this cleansing. Everybody was guilty, from the Levites, to the priests, to the rulers, to the princes, and we are told in Ezra 9:13, which I find very interesting, that the people said, "After all this is come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great trespasses seeing that thou, our God, has punished less than our iniquities deserve and has given us such deliverance as this," God has had mercy on us, because if he judged us according to the fruit that we've produced, there would be no hope. The judgment is death, but he has decided not to judge us according to our iniquities, but to have mercy on us and to make a way out for us if we will repent, and we have to do it the way he tells us to do it."
If God makes a provision that he will cleanse us through deliverance, then that is the only way you are going to be cleansed. I know that there was a woman that went to the church that I was associated with for quite a while. She was a beautiful woman of God, one of the most outstanding women of God I ever met. She was so filled with love, she was in her early thirties. I never heard a wrong word out of this woman's mouth, she had it over me fifty times over.
Something happened, she was still in her thirties, she left a young child, and I'm told that she died in absolute agony. She was in such pain the doctors couldn't help her, they could not supply medication that would help her. She was in such pain that the congregation that she belonged to raised ten thousands dollars to send her to Mexico to some clinic that claimed that they could at least alleviate her of the pain. She went down there, spent the ten thousand dollars, and she wasn't alleviated. She was filled with tumors from the top of her head to the bottom of her toes. She died in her own bed in absolute agony.
And I've said to the Lord, how could this be, how could this be? And I've heard a perversion, so I want to tell you the perversion first. I've heard it said, "Well she was in deliverance and she left deliverance, you know." Well, that is not really the way it works. You don't get punished because you leave deliverance. But if God says to you, your deliverance is here, and you go over there, you have forfeited your deliverance.
There's only one way to receive salvation, to receive Christ in us that we might receive salvation, and there's no other way to be saved but by the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Well, after we've received his Spirit, he requires us to be separated from our foreign wives and the spiritual children of that birth, and there's only one provision for that. The "that" is deliverance. And for those of us that reject the provision of God, we are going to forfeit our substance, because you have to go on with God. You cannot say, "I have the Spirit of God and I'm okay." You've got to go on to perfection.
Paul says, "Let us go on to perfection." Everything that is not from God has to be cleansed out of us, out of our minds. It is not enough to not be doing evil deeds. We have to be without sin. Hallelujah. And this is the provision that God has made. It is not over there, and over there, and it is not over there. It is here. I used to be very offended when I heard people say, "Well she got out of deliverance," you know. No, God does not kill you because you get out of deliverance, and he does not torment you because you do this or you do that, but if you miss his provision you've missed it.
If God calls you to a ministry, and you are drawn away because of your own lust, you've missed it. If God has called you to a particular service, and there's a word in that service that you really need to hear because of a problem in your life, and you are deceived and you do not attend that service, if God had purposed in that service to call you out by a word of knowledge to bring forth a healing in your life, and you were drawn away by your own lust, and you went to Aunt Gertie's birthday party instead, you missed it.
And if someone says to you, "Well God is merciful, He didn't deliver you here, but He'll deliver you there." God is going to deliver you where He wants to deliver you and in the way that He wants to deliver you. And he does give us second chances, he's a merciful God, but I'll tell you from personal experience, sometimes you have to wait one long time for that second chance to manifest. It could be years. Everything depends, you know....I don't have the total wisdom of God, but it could be years.
I've seen it happen. You miss it, and sometimes you never get another chance, depends on what the circumstances are, and what God is doing in your life. God is righteous, but He is not fooling around, and He is not wishy-washy, and He is not saying to his little children, "If you don't sit at the table and eat, and you want to go in the bedroom and eat, I'll follow you in and feed you in the bedroom." No, no, it is here, and you have to come in and you have to sit at the table, and you have to get the provision that I've made for you. That is the way it is.
It is a tough message. We're told in Ezra 9:15, "Oh Lord God of Israel, thou art righteous; for we remain yet escaped as it is this day, behold we are before thee in our trespasses, for we cannot stand before thee because of it." It is just the mercy of God.
Then we move into the Book of Nehemiah. The story continues in the Book of Nehemiah. There were two exoduses from Babylon, about eighty years apart. I may not be right on that number, but there were two separate and distinct exoduses from Babylon. The first exodus raised up the altar, and built the temple. The second exodus built the walls and the gates of the city. We cannot understand the things of God unless God anoints us to understand it. It is just impossible to understand spiritual things without God’s help. We're told in Nehemiah 8:7 that all this spiritual activity was going on in Jerusalem:
They were rebuilding the temple, they were establishing the sacrifices, they were establishing the praise, they were telling the people to separate themselves from their ungodly associations, but a very important activity was the reading and the impartation of the law. Everybody is required to understand the law. We're told if you don't understand it, if you don't have wisdom, ask God and he'll give it to you. How can we stop sinning if we don't understand the law.
We're told in Nehemiah 8:7, "And the Levites caused the people to understand the law. So they read in the book of the law of God distinctly and gave the sense and caused them to understand the reading."
There are two different actions there, they gave the sense and they caused them to understand the reading. The giving of the sense is what we studied last week. It is the ability to understand the intents and motives of a man's heart. Giving the sense, they imparted spiritually to the people. Now these are the Levites, the priests, and they had the power to do this. They imparted the spiritual power to discern what was good and evil, because you could read the law to someone all day long and they will walk away and still say, "oh I didn’t know it is wrong to do that."
I have seen this with fornication. I've seen it all over the place. I've heard it preached, and preached, and preached, and the people walk out of the church, and fornicate, saying, "oh, but we are engaged, you know, oh, but we love each other." No, fornication is fornication. So people can hear the law, but they don't get the sense of it. They don't understand it. So the first thing the Levitical priests did was, by the anointing of God, to impart the power to the people to discern right from wrong.
Then the second thing that they gave them was the ability to understand with their human mind. It is called prudence to be able to make Godly decisions based on our human understanding of the law of God, because when we are carnal, one of the protections that God gives us is the ability to implement His law.
So someone approaches us and tells us, "it’s okay to go steal something because we have the law of God in our hearts." We can make a human decision, it does not have to be a divine decision. We can make a human decision based on a knowledge of the law. "Thou shalt not steal." No, I'm not going to do it. God said it is wrong. So those were the two things that were imparted to the people of Israel by God to help them not to sin.
Nevertheless, at the end of the Book of Nehemiah, after all this has happened, we find that they're still sinning. And Nehemiah, who was a righteous man, comes in and he says in Nehemiah 13:21, concerning the people of Israel, "And I commanded that the Levites should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember me, oh my God, concerning this also and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy. In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives at Ashdod and Amon and Moab, and their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod and could not speak the Jews language, but according to the language of each people."
What he's saying here is that if you're half-and-half you're not a Jew. Okay, either your heart is turned towards God, or its not, You cannot be half-and-half, you cannot be fornicating with these evil spirits and call yourself a Christian. God is winking at it for a season, but the day is coming that he's going to say to you, "you're not a Christian, be gone from me, I never knew you." And you are going to say, "We cast out demons, we healed the sick, how can you say this to us?" Because you've been fornicating also, and you cannot do both and be a Christian.
And then he says, "And I contended with them and cursed them, and smote certain of them..." This is years after the cleansing. This is years after they laid down, and repented, and said that they wanted to separate themselves, and made a covenant with God that they would do it. They tried, but they couldn't keep the law. "And I contended with them and cursed them and smote certain of them and plucked off their hair and made them swear by God saying, "Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons nor take their daughters unto your sons for yourselves. Did not Solomon king of Israel, sin by these things? Yet among many nations was there no king like him who was so beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Nevertheless, even him did outlandish women cause to sin."
Nobody, nobody can keep themselves from sinning outside of the power of Jesus Christ in their life. It cannot be done. It is the word of God. You cannot resist it. They're teaching in the Church today, "I just rebuked it, I told it to go away." Well it is going to come back, because it has to come out." Also contrary to what's being preached in the Church today, these demons are not flying around in the sky. They're in our mind. Someone else's demon is no threat to us. The threat is that some demonized person’s ungodly communication will seduce someone that is not strong in the Lord, and that the weak-minded person will birth the same ungodly spirit in their own mind.
If I come to you and I have a spirit of rebellion, you don't have to worry about spirits jumping on you or getting on you. You cannot catch someone else's demon. But if I come to you in a spirit of rebellion, and I start talking against God's leadership, and your mind says, "yeah," you have fornicated with my spirit of rebellion, and the fruit of that fornication is a child. A spirit of rebellion will come forth in your soul. You have not caught my spirit of rebellion, you have birthed your own. We're not fighting what's flying around in the sky. We cannot be hurt with what's flying around in the sky. We can only be hurt by what's in our own mind. Some people feel that they need to pray against a strongman of homosexuality, for example, that is over a geographical area, like the Hamptons for example.
The reality of the strongman of homosexuality that is over the Hamptons is that there are so many homosexuals there, that the spirit of homosexuality is exalted in that place, because there's strength in numbers. But you can’t go there and just bind it up. You have to bind it in the individual person. It is not a demon that is floating around in the sky that is causing people to bring forth homosexuality. The potential for homosexuality is in the people. They gather in large groups, and the spirit is flexing its muscles, so that spirit hangs over the town. But it is coming forth, vibrating forth, from the people.
I saw a terrible movie once. It is called "Cruisin" with Al Pachino. He was an undercover policeman who was sent into this heavy metal area of Greenwich Village, where they have the homosexuals who are into sadomasochism. I was really sorry that I watched the movie. but God did teach me something out of it. There was someone in that community that was murdering people. He was a homosexual into this heavy metal stuff. He was able to pick up these men, take them back to his room and kill them, because it was a promiscuous society. The police were obligated to lock up the murderer. It does not matter that they were engaged in ungodly practices.
So the police brass solicited this policeman, they interviewed him carefully, asking him if he had any experience with homosexuality whatsoever. He was clean as a whistle, and they sent him into this community, into this society and he started hanging out at the bars, trying to be picked up by this murderer so that he could arrest him. At one point the undercover cop goes to his officer and asks to be relieved. He says, "something is happening inside of me, I want to be relieved," and the officer because of lack of spiritual understanding said, "No, the job is almost done. We cannot release you now, you know, you have to complete your assignment."
Now, just to make this story short, the undercover cop was surrounded by these spirits to such a degree, that his mind was bombarded by thoughts saying, "This lifestyle is okay, this lifestyle is okay," somewhere along the line the undercover cop’s unprotected spirit received this word, and he birthed that homosexual spirit. That is the end of the movie. He became one of them. He not only became a homosexual, but a murderer. He murdered somebody. He became a sadomasochistic murderer leading a double life. He did not catch the spirit. It was birthed in him when his own spirit was seduced.
So if Jesus Christ is not protecting our spirit, we must be careful to not expose our self to anything ungodly, because even if we have Christ, if we expose ourselves to an unclean spirit in a moment of weakness, we can birth that same spirit. So there's no reason to be nervous about catching spirits. I've heard people say that they don't want to bring their children into deliverance services because some spirit's going to jump on them, or when the spirit is cast out of somebody it is going to jump on them. No it is not. That is not your problem. Your problem is that you're spiritually weak, and until you get to the place in Christ where you’re spiritually strong, you are vulnerable to unclean spirits of any kind. And it is quite a battle to get there....I don't think I'm there. I mean, I have these moments when I have to cry out to God to help me, and then I have to get delivered because I'm overtaken.
So that is the story. We are the ones that have to get cleansed, and have our spirit joined to Christ so this cannot happen to us anymore, and that is the Gospel of the Kingdom. So in Nehemiah 13, they failed to stay separate, and there they are, right back there marrying heathen wives. And Nehemiah says,"Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things. Shall we hearken to you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying strange wives? And one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib, the high priest, was son-in-law to Sanballat the Horonite; therefore, I chased him from me."
So this is the Old Testament. What Nehemiah did, was he put these people that wouldn't repent out of the congregation. What happens today is they get delivered, but if they won't get delivered, God is going to, at some point along the line, when Jesus Christ, not man makes a determination, that the person will not repent and will not get delivered, He will put them out of the congregation.
Jesus Christ will spend years wooing people and teaching them, sending ministry to them, and asking them to submit to his deliverance, because He has mercy on us, and he has much more mercy on those that don't have knowledge. But those of us that have knowledge and, particularly the preachers that are rejecting this cleansing, judgment is falling right now, as we've already seen. It is not only falling in the major ministries, it is falling in the local ministries.
They won't preach deliverance, and they won't set the captive free. I don't know what the ultimate end is going to be, but I do know that God is raising up a ministry in this land where people can hear the truth of the Gospel of the Kingdom, and, if they want it, they can get deliverance, they can move on in God, they can become a spiritual man, they can have Christ reproduced in them, and have power over all of the wickedness and bondage of the life of the natural man.
And that is the Gospel of the Kingdom. It is a glorious message. We are going to have all power over all the power of the enemy, and nothing by any means shall hurt us, but it is a process and if we don't submit to the process, we cannot get there. We don't get it because we hear the Word spoken to us. Christ is being built in us. Hallelujah. Praise God. Glory to God.
Father, in the name of Jesus, we rebuke ungodly soul ties in this woman, and we come against all manipulation of her soul. You foul wicked manifestation of fallen Adam that would seduce her to respond to your ungodly calling, we cancel you in Christ Jesus, and minister the protection of the Lord Jesus Christ. You will not seduce her to fornicate, for her spirit is strengthened in Christ Jesus. You have already penetrated her spirit. We separate you by the power of the Living God and we cast out your evil spiritual children, ungodly burdens, ungodly soul ties. We break the curse of ungodly burden in the name of Jesus. All curses on this woman's head that attract her to relationships where the spiritual reality is that she is the mother and the man is the child, we break the curse that brings this forth in her life and we utterly rebuke it. Release her and let her go, you get out of her mind! Every attempt to manipulate her soul is rebuked in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Let her go, let her go, let her go. Break off from her spirit, break off. Separate yourself, separate yourself, you cannot join to her illegally, she is under the protection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Loose her and let her go, come out of there you, come out of there. You have entered into her heart, come out of there. We execute the judgments written against you, in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Let her go, let her go. We break her bands asunder, we break your cords off of her, we collapse your chains. You who are drawing her, we rebuke you and render you powerless. Let her go, let her go. Your marriage is illegal, let her go, let her go. I break that line that channels right into her soul, break, break, break, break, in the name of Jesus, break. We break ungodly soul ties with that man. Every curse that isupon them we break. We break the curse of being bound together in rebellion. Be removed from her, be removed from her. God hasn't joined you, God has not joined you, you shall therefore be cast asunder, God has not joined you, you are illegal. There's a judgment for fornication rained upon you. We smite you. We smite you. We break all curses of alcoholism. Drain out, pour out of her. All the spiritual evil children that were produced from this ungodly soul tie, come out, come out, separate yourselves from her, separate yourselves from her. Every evil spiritual child come out of her. The fruit of fornication come out of her. Come out, come out, come out, every last one of you, we smite you. We remove you from the congregation of Israel. Come out, come out, may the house be swept clean, come out, you who would destroy her through an ungodly marriage. You have failed, we loose failure upon you, utter failure.
Father in the name of Jesus, we take authority over this woman's mind. We rebuke the darkness in her mind, may the light shine in the darkness in accordance with your Word, oh God. May the light of Jesus Christ be shed abroad in her heart, Father. May understanding be imparted to her, may wisdom, and knowledge, and truth, be imparted to her. May the living Word, the engrafted Word, take up residence in her heart. We break every curse and every evil operating in this woman's mind that would oppose this prayer of the Living God, that she should be made in his image and that she should partake of all things that He has partaken of. We rebuke you, we break curses of anti-christ in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Curses of no understanding are broken, curses of darkness are broken. Curses of witchcraft are broken in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, let go of her mind all you darkness from witchcraft. In the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ we break the curse of the bride of Satan in the name of Jesus. She is the bride of Jesus Christ. We break curses of evil speaking in the name of Jesus. May the mountains be removed that Jesus Christ may be glorified in this woman, be thou cast down and break apart. And the darkness saw a great light.
Sister, I saw mountains being pulled down and rocks breaking apart, and I saw Jesus Christ come and sit down in your heart. Father, we just bless this man, oh God. We thank you for him, Father. We thank you for the mighty work that you've done in his life, and in his mind, and in this marriage so far. We pray for the continuing work, oh God, that will convert him from a son of fallen Adam to a son of Jesus Christ. Oh God, we just bless him Father, we rebuke all darkness in his mind, oh God. Every opposition to the engrafted word, we tear you down in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We break curses of witchcraft upon him, in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, curses of envy and hatred are cast down in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Glory to God, Hallelujah, we just bless him Lord, we break every curse of automatic failure mechanism. We break curses of financial disaster upon this man, curses of pride, curses of fear, curses of inability to give and receive love, we rebuke you and sharply criticize you in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Every spirit raising up it is head against this man financially, against his business, against his family, or against his very life, we cast you down and utterly destroy you. Father I just pray that you continue to raise him up, Father, he has been a spirit, the words of knowledge, oh God, we thank you for it and we break every interference to that operating in his mind. The man feels he's called to be a prophet, oh God, we just rebuke every opposing spirit in this man's mind that would oppose prophesying, that would oppose the word of God from coming forth, we rebuke you and utterly destroy you, you will move out of the way of the son of God. May he come forth in great power, and in great truth, and in great anointing. May this man be used as a mighty vessel, oh God, for your spirit. May many be delivered and many be set free Father God. May the oracles of God be spoken through him. May the word of God come forth oh God, and may the mercy and compassion of the son of God flow freely from his members. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
I rebuke automatic failure mechanism in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We break all curses that would come against this sister when she enters into the city. We break curses on her finances, for the money is indeed in the city. We rebuke you, any of you, who oppose the will of God in her life, who has sent her to work in the city. We curse you, and sharply criticize you, and condemn you, for your ungodly works. We break curses of mind control, we break curses of witchcraft. All darkness on her mind, be dispelled by the light of the Lord Jesus Christ. Clear out, and take your confusion with you, we break curses of confusion on this woman. I break curses of darkness, Curses of hindrance, curses of opposition, curses of confusion, are broken. All curses coming against her because She is a part of this ministry, we break you off of her and utterly rebuke. Strengthen her, oh Lord, bring forth the engrafted word in her heart. Raise her up to be a mighty woman of God, oh Lord, that she come forth in the fullness of your image. Deliver her Father from every spirit that would destroy her or hold her back in any way, oh God. Reveal your will for her life, Father, and bring it forth. Use her mightily, oh God, raise her up, send her forth, oh God, as a mighty vessel for the manifestation of your spirit. We just bless her Lord, and we thank you for her in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Father in the name of Jesus, we just bless this woman, oh God. We break all curses that are upon her. All curses coming against this ministry lodging upon her are broken, curses of envy, curses of rejection, curses of the tongue calling her a false prophet, we utterly rebuke you and cast you down in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Hindering spirits, spirits of opposition that would come against her. Every spirit that would oppose her from coming forth into what God has called her to, we rebuke you in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ. All spirits opposing her preaching, we rebuke you in the name of Jesus. Come out of her, all manifesting spirits, come out, come out, come out, come out! We break curses of fear.