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We exalt you Lord God, Oh Father God we just praise your name, Oh King of Israel, mighty one of God, thou art so wonderful, if only men could know you Father, you have permitted us to know you, but we acknowledge that we do not have a full understanding of You, of Your goodness, of Your life, of Your mercy Father, but that the mind of man has taken you down to its own level and made you a hard-hearted, merciless tyrant, Oh God.
We trust this morning, Father, that this Word of Your life, and Your goodness, and Your love, and Your mercy should be spread across the earth. Oh God, that men should not run from You in fear, Oh Lord, but that they should be banging on the doors, or as the Scripture says, they should be chaining themselves to the seat of those that already have a relationship with You, that they should desire You with such great desire Oh God, that they would be willing to give up everything to know You Father.
Paul said that he counted everything that he achieved in this world as dung, to know the power of Your resurrection. Well Father, before he could pray a prayer like that, he had to have a vision of the power of Your resurrection. We pray Oh God, that this vision be imparted to the world Oh God, in accordance with your time table Father. And we thank You that you have permitted us and everyone of us here to be a part of Your program, to be in a ministry that is not run by the carnal mind of man, but, indeed, by the Spirit of God. We thank You Father, and we humble ourselves before You, and submit ourselves to You Father.
We ask for Your continuous guidance and counsel, Father, and that, if we should start to go off in a wrong direction, that You would not let us go, but because of Your mercy, even if the correction is painful, that You stop us, and that You turn us around, that we might remain with You, that we might abide with You, that we might abide in Your glory as it goes forward throughout the life of the ages, Oh God, even until the culmination of Your work which is Christ in us, the hope of glory, and the Lord Jesus Christ all in all; even Christ Jesus' surrender of the Kingdom unto the Lord Jesus Christ, who is now the Father, when the creation shall become a spiritual creation, and the life of the flesh will no longer exist. Oh God, we praise You Lord, we exalt You for Your goodness and Your mercy Lord Jesus, Hallelujah.
ISAIAH, CHAPTER 41
1. Keep silence before me, Oh islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.
2. Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? He gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.
3. He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that had not gone with his feet.
4. Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am He.
5. The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.
6. They helped everyone his neighbor; and everyone said to his brother, Be of good courage.
7. So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil saying, It is ready for the soldering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
8. But thou, Israel , art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
9. Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, thou art my servant: I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
10. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee: yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
11. Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
12. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: They that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
13. For I the Lord they God will hold they right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
14. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel ; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
15. Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.
Starting in Verse 1. "Keep silence before me." Now, we have spoken about the fact that the King James translators had no spiritual knowledge, we have talked about this before, that they have translated the original Hebrew into English from a scholarly, intellectual point of view.
They had no idea what the Lord was saying, and, as we have explained before, as it is in English, and even more so in Hebrew, every word can have fifteen, twenty, even more, meanings. So, in order to find out what God is really saying to us, we are going into the Hebrew text, word-by-word, doing word studies, and asking the Holy Spirit to quicken to us the spiritual truth of what He is saying. So, as we have experienced in the past, we are going to find out that what the Lord is saying, it is not at all clear, and, sometimes, sounds entirely different than the King James Translation.
The portion of Scriptures that we are studying today is so rich that we are going to take it a phrase at a time, rather that a verse at a time. We are starting in Verse 1."Keep silence before me oh islands." The word, "silence" means, "to scratch, to engrave, to fabricate on any material, to cut into, to inscribe letters into a tablet," It also means "to plow." Now, we know that Jesus Christ is engraving his image on our soul. We also know that we were created as a soul man, and while we were in an "in-between state," waiting for Jehovah to inscribe, or impress, or seal, His Spirit (nature) on the soul that he formed (the descendants of which we are), the dark side of Jehovah's soul rose up and illegally inscribed it with his spirit; and, so, Jehovah's living soul died to his immortality, and awoke in the mortal world which we occupy today.
"Thou shalt not worship or bow down to any graven images." The true graven images are in our heart, they are in our hearts, and they are the result of the inscription, or the engraving, of the spirit of the Serpent upon the fertile parts of the living soul, which is Eve. And that is what the word, "silence" means. Hallelujah. It also means, "to be deaf, silent, and dumb," but that definition was one of the last definitions in my Gesenius Lexicon.
The word, "keep" means....,and this is interesting because this is the same word "keep" that is used in Genesis where God says that he put Adam in the Garden to keep it. It is the same word, and it means, "guard, protect, maintain, defend, to free, to observe the Covenant, to obey." It also means, "to shine forth, to be very verdant," and in English that word, verdant means, life, to be filled, overflowing with life, the implication is that of a rain forest that is found in tropical lands, which is overflowing with foliage and vegetable and plant life. It comes from the idea of "shining" which is applied to the notion of beholding, or looking upon. It is not very hard to see the story of Christ here: To shine, to give forth the life of Christ, to have life, shining from the idea of beholding, all of which relates to the promise that when we see Jesus, we shall be like him. So the result of beholding Jesus Christ is that we shall shine like He does. This is "keep!" Hallelujah.
We are dealing with the phrase "keep silence before me." The word "before" is a preposition, which can also indicate "a motion towards a place, to go towards something, to turn towards something, or to go into something." And the word "me," the Hebrew word that is translated to mean the harmless little English word "me" does not mean "me" at all. It is not an adverb. It is a word that means (it is Strong's #3165 if you want to check this out), "the unity of Jehovah." It is from the root that means, "a unit, to unite," and the word, "Jehovah." It is a combination of the word "Jehovah" and "to unite." It means to be united with Jehovah, that is what the word "me" means. It is obviously not even an Alternate Translation, it is an incorrect translation, yes it is.
Here is the Alternate Translation the phrase, "keep silence before me": "Shine forth the life of Christ, Oh you, who are the plowed, or the engraved ones, come into unity with me, Oh ye inhabited islands. I will read it again, "Shine forth the life of Christ, Oh ye plowed, or engraved ones, come into unity with me, Oh ye inhabited lands."
I did not tell you that the word "islands" means, "inhabited lands." We know that men are islands because this entire realm of the soul, God likens to a sea. We know this, even the scientists tell us that we are all 96% water, our bodies are 96% water. This whole realm is water, there is water in the atmosphere, we are a water based planet, and we, who are the earth, that part of us which is of the spiritual earth, is an island in the spiritual sea, and God has created us to inhabit us.
He inhabits the praises of His people, and His people are souls who have utterly submitted to the life of Christ. Hallelujah. God is saying to the people, and I feel I should read this again, "Shine forth the life of Christ, Oh ye plowed or engraved ones, come into unity with me, Oh ye inhabited lands." We are plowed. We have said in other messages that the preparation for Christ joining himself to us is that we have to be cleansed of all the engravings, or the idols, or the graven images that have come forth in our soul from Satan. We are plowed, and we are engraved. God says, "Do not manifest the life of Satan, shine forth my life, come into unity with me and let me inhabit you." Hallelujah.
The next phrase, (God is speaking to Israel here), "And let the people renew their strength." The word "new" means, "to slide by, to hasten away," but the concept is really to slide through, to be slippery. It also can mean "to change garments, to cause to sprout forth as a tree." It is talking about going through to a change, to change, to cut off, to alter, to grow up, to go over, to sprout, to strike through. We are going from a life in the realm of the soul to a life in the realm of the Spirit. You may recall from past meetings that God has likened us to spiritual ovarian eggs that have been fertilized.
When an egg has been fertilized, the next step is for the fetus to be birthed. The fetus strikes through from the life that it knows in the womb of the mother, and it has to break through into this realm that we call life. It has to break through the placenta, and out from the womb of the mother. The fetus strikes through the veil of the placenta and the cervix of the mother. And that is what we are doing, we are breaking through, we are striking through into the realm of the Spirit of God. We are being birthed. Hallelujah.
So the phrase is "Let the people renew their strength." The "people" are a community, we have talked about that before, they are "a nation." The word "strength" means, "firm, vigor, force." It also means.... strangely enough, it can also be translated, "lizard or chameleon." A chameleon is a form of a lizard that is known for changing its color. It adapts to the area where it is located. If you put a chameleon in grass, it turns green, if you put it by water, it turns blue. So this is a witness that we are going to be changed. Paul said we shall all be changed, but we do not know what we are going to be when the change is complete. I am going to read this phrase for you, "Let the people strike through or hostilely become changed."
This is a violent process, birth is a violent process. I have seen pictures, I have seen moving pictures of a baby being born, and that baby is battered, continuously being battered against the cervix of the mother, until the head breaks through. It is a warfare for a natural child to be birthed. Sometimes they come out with black and blue marks, sometimes their eyes are closed, and they are physically damaged from the birth. So the birthing process is violent, it is a hostile act, and the Scriptures liken it to an act of war. Hallelujah.
Okay, "let them speak." The first definition of the word "speak" in Gesenius is not " to speak." The first definition of the Hebrew word translated "speak," is," to arrange, to commune, setting in a row, arranging in order." We have said in previous meetings that people are in the wrong moral order. The Serpent came up out of his place, and is ruling this world system, but he is not supposed to be ruling, so we are fused together in an ungodly moral order. Jesus Christ has come, and He is breaking us apart spiritually, and He is going to put us in the right moral order. Then He will fuse us together again, only this time we will be fused to Him at the top, and we will have the glorious life of the ages in Christ Jesus. Peace, joy, happiness, no more tears, no more curse, glory to God, all according to the Book of Revelation. Hallelujah.
The next phrase is "let us come near together to judgment." The word "judgment" means "that which is just." It also means, "the sentence of death, to do what is right." When you have a righteous judge, he does what is right, and, sometimes, if the person is deserving, what is right is death. A lot of people have a problem with a righteous God killing people, but sometimes the righteous thing to do, if there is no hope of rehabilitation, is to kill something that is damaging to our society.
If there is no hope of rehabilitating the person, or the element of our society, and they are damaging innocent people, the Word of God says they are to be killed. In our liberal society, a lot of people have a big problem with this, but this is what God said, but we are not doing it in this country. All you have to do is look around us and you will see the mess that our society is in. Hallelujah. "Let us come near to together to judgment." The word, "come near" is translated "to come near for any purpose," but it also means, "to lie with a woman, to attack, to worship, and to come near to Jehovah," so this Hebrew word translated "judgment," can be translated in a positive or a negative context.
"Keep silence before me, Oh islands, and let the people renew their strength, let them come near, let them speak, let us come near together to judgment." The second, "come near," is a translation of a different word. "Let them come near to judgment" is Strong's #7128, if you want to check this out. The first "come near" which says, "come near to God" is #5066. The second "come near" which is, "come near to judgment" is #7128, and there is no way that this word can be used to come near to God. It means, "a hostile encounter, a battle, or a war."
The word "together" means, "a unit, united, a life." I am going to read these last few phrases for you. Alternate Translation, "Let them come near to God (this is the imputed anointing, which is given without repentance) let them come into proper, orderly arrangement, let them approach me hostilely as is their human nature." There is no way that man can approach unto God other than hostilely. We talked about this when we spoke about the realm of the Law, that the Law is necessary because man, by his inherent nature, breaks the Law. We have spoken about this on prior tapes. God, in relation to man, or man in relationship to God, must approach Him hostilely because man is the exact opposite of God. God is positive, man is negative.
I will start at the beginning, "Let them come near to God (that is the imputed anointing), let them come into proper orderly arrangement, let them approach me hostilely, as is their nature, so that we may be united as a result of the execution of the sentence of death, which mankind justly deserves."
What a strange thing to say. God is going to destroy mankind, but the result of it will be that mankind will be united to him? We have been speaking about this for the last few weeks, but this is a radical message to the Church world. When God destroys, new life comes forth. What is being destroyed is the independent life of the soul man. We can only live when we are joined to Christ, and we live as a part of His being, where He rules, where His Mind and His thought and His mercy and His love and His righteousness are channeled through our soul, because, when man is separated from God, his heart is desperately wicked. That is the Scripture. I am sorry if it offends you, but that is the Scripture. Even if you have not done anything evil in your particular lifetime, your human spirit is still capable of producing every evil work under the proper circumstances.
This is a hard word. Under the proper circumstances, anyone of us could have been involved in Hitler's Germany. That is the truth, I am sorry if it offends you, but it is the truth. Hallelujah.
So God is saying to His people, "Come close to me, receive your judgment. It may be painful, but the result of it is that you will be joined to Me and you will live forever by the righteousness that is Mine." Hallelujah. Okay, I would like to read the Alternate Translations of the words of the whole first Verse to you consecutively. "Let the people hostilely strike through their carnal mind, and become changed." (Changed into what)? Into the image of God. That is what He wants for us. He wants us to aggressively rise up and approach Him.
"Let them strike through their carnal mind, let them be birthed into the realm of the Spirit. Let them come near to me, and I will give them the imputed anointing, which is without repentance." "Let them come into proper orderly arrangement," that is the separation of the soul from the spirit. "Let them approach me hostilely as is their nature," let them come near to me, and the result of (coming near to God is like approaching the fire, you get burnt) their coming near to me is so that we may be united as a result of the execution of the sentence of death which is upon mankind. This is the receiving of the imparted anointing. When you approach near to God you will be burnt up, but you will have eternal life as a result of that burning up. Hallelujah, Glory to God.
We are going down now to Verse 5, Isaiah 41:5. "The isles saw it and feared, the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near and came." "Isles" is the same word as "islands." We just discussed that. They are inhabitable places in this realm of appearance which is a water-based world. There are two words that are translated "feared" here. "The isles saw it and feared and the ends of the earth were afraid." The first word "feared" is Strong's #3372, and it means, "to fear or revere God." It can mean, "to be frightened," but it can also mean," to fear God."
The second word "afraid" is Strong's #2729, and there is no possibility that this word can be applied to a reverence of God. It is translated "afraid, shudder with terror, to hasten with anxiety," and it is a completely negative word. The word "ends," as in "the ends of the earth," means "a termination, a coastline, a corner, an edge, an extremity, the end." It is the end. You cannot go any further. And the word "drew" means, "to pull out, to come near, to approach." The word "saw" means, "to see." The Hebrew word translated "to see," is Strong's #7200. It is a word that specifically is referring to spiritual sight. It means to see the face of God, and we know we cannot see God with our natural eyes. To see God, we have to become spiritual.
When I was a young Christian, God gave me some very severe trials and tribulations, and I went through a period where I cried myself to sleep every night. One night I went to bed, and I said, "Lord, I need comfort, You said that You would comfort me." I wanted Him to put His arms around me. There are only maybe two or three times in my walk with the Lord that He has spoken to me sternly, and this was one of the times. He spoke to me very sternly, saying, "I Am not coming down there, you have to come up here." So to see God, we must ascend spiritually. You cannot see God with the natural mind, which is the carnal mind, or with your carnal eyes. The "came" means, "to arrive, or to bring." Alternate Translation, I will read the way it is in the King James first. Isaiah 41:5. "The isles saw it and feared, the ends of the earth were afraid, they drew near, they came." Alternate translation, "The inhabitable parts of the earth saw the face of God and revered him. [The whole of humanity, or the remainder of the living soul that died], they were very afraid, nevertheless, they approached God and were brought unto Salvation also."
The human spirit will see the face of God. Jesus Christ is joining himself to the human spirit. She will have knowledge of Him, and the balance of the creation of God, the soul, the emotional animal, which must utterly yield, and bend its knee to the life of Christ, shall be saved. I will read it again, "The inhabitable parts of the earth, the human spirit, saw the face of God, and revered him, the whole of humanity, or the living soul, the living soul that died, or the whole of the living soul, were very afraid, nevertheless they approached God and were brought unto salvation also."
"Salvation," now I really have to comment on the word "salvation," because I know that a lot of people are going to be upset over this. I do not believe that Satan is being saved, but I to believe that he is being "reconciled." I believe that the whole living soul that died, is being saved. I added that word "salvation" in because I thought it would make it easier for you to understand, but I should have said "reconciliation," because it is not possible to save the human spirit and not save the balance of the living soul that died, they are all one soul, and Satan is the dark part of that soul, whose function it is to give the creation form.
To be more accurate, I should say that Satan will be "absorbed," or to be even more accurate, let's say, "overshadowed" by the Tree of Life. The Serpent (Satan is the present day descendant of the Serpent) is the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, which is the partial tree in the midst of the Tree of Life. Righteous Adam (Christ Jesus in the New Testament) is the Tree of Life, and the Serpent, the darkness that reveals Adam's Light, is the partial Tree, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil.
At the time of the Fall, the Serpent rebelled against righteous Adam's headship, separated from Him, and set up her own corrupt foundation, upon which mortal man now stands. Christ Jesus, our immortal foundation, will force the runaway Serpent back under His authority and into her God-ordained role (a controlled part of the creation of God); the mortal world that she illegally created (this world), will cease to exist, and fallen adam (who is appearing as the many-members of humanity) shall be restored to their first estate, which is immortality.
The living soul that died is spirit, soul, and darkness. You cannot save a part of the soul and not save the balance of the soul, so Jesus Christ is marrying the human spirit and joining Himself to her, and, as a result of that union, the balance of the entire living soul (including the run-away darkness) will be "saved."
Please understand, however, that mortal man will be restored to immortality, butSatan, the dark side of the soul, will die to her present malevolent form, and, for all intents and purposes, cease to exist. Satan will die to her independent identity, and, once again, be "the unnamed darkness that reveals the Light," in which form she is as harmless as a castrated bull.
The Scriptural example for this is in the Book of Ruth. Boaz married Ruth when both she and her mother-in-law were very poor, which marriage not only relieved Ruth of her poverty, but the blessings of that marriage fell upon her mother-in-law also. So I hope I made that clear. When the glorified Jesus Christ regenerates righteous Adam within fallen adam's mortal remains, and Christ Jesus marries mortal humanity, the whole living soul that died, including the dark side, will be brought into the right moral order and, therefore, blessed.
But, please understand that Satan's blessing is to die to her evil independence, because she will continue to be subject to death, pain, famine and torment for as long as this divided age continues..
Verse 7, "So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, it is ready for the soldering, and he fastened it with nails that it should not be moved." Now the first two Scriptures that we read, which are Verses 1 and 5, was showing us how God relates to His enemies. He calls them to be at peace with him, that is how God relates to his enemies.
Now, this verse 7 is starting to tell us how He causes us to be at peace with Himself, but I am not going to spend too much time on it. The carpenter is Jesus. We know that He is the one that is fashioning us and making us. Carpenters work with wood, and wood symbolizes mortal humanity. We are also talking about goldsmiths. We know that the human spirit is likened unto gold, and that we believers are being tested in the fire, and purified. So I am going to read this verse again, with a little more understanding."
The carpenter, the one who works with wood [engraves mortal humanity], encouraged the one who works in gold [engraves the human spirit], that he smootheth with the hammer and smote with the anvil [to get our human spirit in the right condition]." We are being smitten and being smoothed. Some of us feel like we are being beaten to a pulp, and some of us feel like we have been beaten on the side of our head. We are being beaten into shape. This is the tribulation spoken about in the Book of Revelation. It is painful, just like childbirth is painful. Hallelujah.
I will start at the beginning, "So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, he that smootheth with the hammer [we are being beaten with the hammer], and smote with the anvil saying, it is ready for the soldering." What is ready for the soldering? The living soul that broke apart when it died, has now been beaten, and smoothed, and is now ready to be soldered back together again, in the right moral order. "And he fastened it with nails." Nails in the Scripture is a type of Jesus Christ. He is that which holds everything together. The whole world consists by Him. He is not only holding us and our individual beings together, He is holding the whole universe together. The reason the planets are in orbit, the reason that gravity exists, the reason the earth is spinning on its axis, is because Jesus Christ is holding everything together. Hallelujah.
So, this is how the Lord Jesus Christ is calling the whole world to Himself. He breaks them apart when they come to Him, and then He nails them together with Himself. We have talked about this in prior meetings.
We are going on to Verses 10-15, where we will see how God continues to deal with His enemies. "Fear thou not for I am with thee, be not dismayed for I am thy God." He is encouraging the people. We are being beaten, we are being hurt, our emotions are being ripped to shreds. We are finding out that internalized family-line curses have caused us to deal incorrectly with many of life's problems, and we have, thereby, experienced great pain and trouble in this world. A lot of us talk about curses, but do not really understand how they work. How do they work? They get inside of you, we have talked about this in a prior message. We talked about the woman that was in the basket, the ephah with the lead cover, that went to Shinar, and God told us in that message that the curse was inside.
Well, how does a curse work? It gets inside of our head, it gets inside of our thoughts, and it manifests in our thinking. Sometimes we react to circumstances in ways that bring great pain upon us, and afterward we realize that, if we would have reacted differently, the pain could have been avoided. There are people all over the world today, and I was one of them, that could not stop their ungodly and unwise reactions to certain situations. Somebody would say a particular thing to me, which type of situation was affected by a curse operating in my mind, and I would react in a way that would bring destruction on me. It happened to me time and time again. If I would have handled the situation differently, it would have come to naught, but the curse was in my mind, it was in my thinking, so this same situation kept repeating itself throughout my life: Different people, different times, different places, but the same situation, same reaction from me, same disaster in my life.
So, when Jesus Christ broke the curse on me, my thinking changed , and He gave me the ability to respond in a positive way, no matter how severely I was provoked. I do not care what is coming against you, people, if you respond in the Spirit of God, you have the victory. If you respond the way the curse in your mind tells you to respond, you can be destroyed for that moment, in that situation. In that instance you can lose, you can be hurt, people that you love can be hurt, no good can come out of it. Most of us are decent people, we want peace in our lives. This is what Jesus wants to give us, but we cannot have peace in our lives until He exposes every curse that is operating in our thinking. Then, after he exposes us, He takes us to the anvil and hammers until He breaks us apart, and casts down our carnal mind, and then He imparts His thinking to us.
There can be no failure when we think with the mentality of Jesus Christ. Once we receive Jesus Christ, we are no longer victims of circumstances. It does not matter what is happening to you, there is victory in the Spirit of Christ Jesus, as it manifests forth from your very being. God is interested in people. He is teaching us how to relate to every problem so that we will not be hurt by it, that things will work out for the good, and, also, that the person who is manifesting an ungodly spirit towards us, will receive the mercy of God. Everything He does is good.
It may appear evil at the moment, but when we paddle our children, sometimes they think we are terrible also. Sometimes they tell us that they hate us. My daughter once told me that when she grew up (I was always into health foods, so I used to make her eat broccoli and salad) that she was going to take me out of the nursing home when I got old, and make me eat junk food for the rest of my life. Well, we are spiritual children, and sometimes when God chastens us, He hurts us, and we think thoughts of Him that are not true. So in the next verse, He encourages us.
"Fear thou not, for I am with thee, be not dismayed for I am thy God, I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." Through every trial, through every tribulation, through every chastening, He is with us. We are told that we can descend to the bottom of the pits of Hell and He will be with us, and He will use everything for our good.
Verse 11. "And behold, all that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded, they shall be as nothing and they that strive with thee shall perish." Now the carnal mind of man responds immediately, saying, "Well, that man down the street that tried to cheat me, God is going to do him in, he is going to perish, he is going to get his, you know." But that is not what this means people, our enemies are in our own mind.
Our worst enemy is our own carnal mind, and the one that is going to perish, Hallelujah, is the fallen adamic soul within us, which will perish when he is swallowed up by Christ. Our every thought, and our every breath, and our every reaction to, no matter what evil is coming against us, will be from Christ in us. Hallelujah. We will have peace, and our enemies will be converted. It is not true that they will burn in Hell forever. That is not God. You burn in Hell, brethren, until you repent. You burn in Hell until you repent, and when you repent, God lifts you up, and brushes you off, and kisses you, and says, "Welcome my son." Glory to God.
Verse 12. "Thou shalt seek them, (these are enemies now, that some of us want to see tortured in Dante's inferno), thou shalt seek them and shall not find them, even them that contended with thee, they that war against thee shall be as nothing and as a thing of naught. When they are nailed to Christ (well, we know that the evil fruit has to be cast out, the demons have to be cast out but the root of the tree of the natural man who is the source of all of our problems, he is going to be nailed to Christ), he will come to naught. we will not be able to find him.
"They that war against thee shall be as nothing and a thing of naught." Our human enemies will be one with Christ, and will have no power over us anymore, and Satan, the unconscious part of our carnal mind, the enemy in our own mind, will come to naught. This Scripture says exactly what I told you above. Satan, as we now know him, will cease to exist when he comes under the authority of Christ Jesus. He will not have any independent existence, but will be "the darkness," a controlled part of the regenerated living soul that has no personal name.
Verse 13. "For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand saying unto thee, Fear not, I will help thee." God is our friend, well, He is our enemy when we are coming against Him, but even when He is our enemy, He is still our friend. God is not out to get us, He loves us. He loved us from before the foundations of the earth, we are of His own substance. We are created out of the substance of God and of His very being.
Verse 14. "Fear not thou worm Jacob, ye men of Israel , I will help thee saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel." Worm, thou worm Jacob, worms crawl in the earth. We know that we live in the earth of this body, and that Jacob is the natural Church, and Israel is the spiritual Church. We are all, both natural and spiritual men, and God is going to help us all. He is our redeemer. He is the great and Holy One of Israel, and He is for us. He is not against us.
Verse 15 (Is. 41). "Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth, thou shalt thresh the mountains and beat them small and make the hills as chaff." This is the promise, this is what we shall become after He puts the hammer to us and smites us against the anvil. After we go through some pretty severe processing, we are going to be a new sharp threshing instrument with teeth. When I studied that Scripture years ago, I thought that it meant, "Oh wow, God is going to give me power, I am going to go after those demons flying around in the heavenlies, and this is going to be fun, there will be no defeat." Then God showed me that the demons were in the people.
So, God is going to make us into a weapon and send us, where? Against the demons flying around in the sky? Or is He going to send us up against the demons in the people? Hallelujah. Well, we are out to defeat the demons, but we cannot hurt the children of God. So defeating the demons is not as simple as we thought.
I want to take a few minutes to go over Verse 15 word-by-word. The word "thresh" means, "to pound, to break in pieces, to crush." The word "instrument" means, "something prepared, an apparatus, arms, and a weapon." Last week we looked at II Corinthians, where Paul talks about controlling your vessel. This is the same word, "apparatus." It is an apparatus for God. We are an apparatus for God. When we are cleansed, God is going to live in us. We are the temple of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are the apparatus by which He moves around in the realm of appearance. The word "teeth" does really not mean teeth, it means, "two edges." Now, we know that the weapon of the Lord, or one of the weapons of the Lord, which is the sword of the Lord, has two edges.
Psalm 149:6 says, "Let the high praises of God be in their mouth and a two edged sword in their hand." This means that we are going to be a two-edged sword, not a metal sword in our hand, but we will be a spiritual weapon. Revelation 12:12, "These things saith He which hath the sharp sword with two edges." Revelation 11:15, "And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations." The sword is in our mouth. Swords cut, and sometimes they cause great pain.
The word "new" means "to be rebuilt," and the word "sharp" means "pointed or digging." He is digging in us, brethren, to deliver the dead Abel who is buried under our spiritual ground. I would like to explain the difference between hills and mountains. Well, we know that in the natural, mountains are higher than hills, and Webster's Dictionary says that the word "mountain" means "a projection." A mountain is so large, and so high, that it is called 'a projection from the earth." Webster's definition for the word "hills" is "the top." The hill is the top, and the mountain, which is a projection, goes beyond the top. It. That is from Webster's English Dictionary. We have spoken in the past that the realm of darkness. In the realm of darkness, the spirit of darkness covers the whole earth, and the gross darkness is within the people. Spiritual life is both within and outside of us.
We know that the promise of God is that He will be a wall of fire around us, and He will be the glory and spiritual substance within us. Spiritual life is within and without this outline of what we call our body, which is really only the skin that holds in all of our natural and spiritual being. In the occult, they talk about auras. They can see auras on people because our spiritual life emanates through the skin. Spiritual life is not restricted by the skin. Our blood, and our organs, and our natural life are restricted by the skin, but our spiritual life is not restricted by the skin. I was speaking to someone once who was manifesting a spirit of murder, and spirit vibrated forth from that person, who was several feet from me. It literally vibrated out from from the person, came right up to me, spoke to me and threatened to kill me.
The spirit that was in the person touched me, even though the person did not move. Spirit comes in and out of the skin. The mountains are the spiritual life that proceeds forth from our very being, and the mountain tops, or the hills, refer to the skins of our bodies. It will help you to understand this principle if you think of a human being as an entity that exists from within to without, not from top to bottom, but from within (our most inner point projecting outward towards the world outside of our body, which is our skin) where our heart is, where our organs exist beneath the skin, and even deeper than that because our spiritual substance is the foundation of our physical body.
If you had X-ray vision, you could look through me, and you could measure me from my heart outward to my skin. Am I making this principle clear? My skin is the top, it is the top of this entity that you see (this woman sitting here, I look like a woman to you). If you view me from within to without, the top of me is my skin, it is the end of me. That is the hill, and the mountain is the spiritual power that emanates from beneath the flesh of my physical organs, and projects beyond my skin. So we are speaking about spiritual life which emanates from within us, and projects to a point outside of us. Did I make that clear?
Let me read the Verse again. We are in Isaiah 41:15. "Behold I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having two edges, thou shalt thresh the mountains." So God is going to deal with the ungodly projecting spiritual power of our old man and beat it one way... . "And thou shalt make the hills as chaff." And He will deal with the flesh another way. The spirit goes in the fire, and he deals with the soul in another way. The soul is either purified by washing with the water of the Word, or nailed to Christ. Whatever is happening at that moment, He is going to deal with the projecting spiritual power one way, and He is going to deal with this shell that we are living in another way. We have talked about this, you cannot call our exterior a body. We are in a sack.
We have talked about this in prior meetings, we are living in a material sack. What we appear to be is skin, a sack made of skin, that is holding our blood, and our organs, and our spiritual being. Our blood and our organs cannot go beyond our skin unless you pierce the sack, in which event we are hurt or sick. But our spiritual being, which is rooted in our physical body, penetrates through the skin. Hallelujah. The mountain is the projecting spiritual life, and the hill is this sack that we are living in.
The word, "chaff," is relating....we know that Jesus Christ relates the carnal mind to a weed. He relates us to plants, He is growing His Mind in us. To prepare wheat for consumption, the wheat must be separated from the chaff. The chaff is the husk, which is a protective sack that can likened to the placenta that contains a fetal child? The placenta is something that is discarded after the edible part is extracted. The Lord is saying that the sack that we are living in can, and will eventually be, discarded. This sack that we are living in is not coming into the Kingdom. The life of Christ is growing in here, but once the life of Christ is extracted, we are not going to need this body anymore. We know that one of the promises in the Bible is a glorified body. We know that the human body of Jesus Christ of Nazareth was destroyed, but by the power of Almighty God He received a glorified body. But the body that we are walking around in now, this sack that is holding us altogether, will be discarded when the life of Christ is harvested out of it.
The word "beat" means "to crush or crumble." The first word, "to thresh," is "to break in pieces," and the second word, "to beat," is "to crush and crumble." First, we are being broken into pieces, and then we are going to be literally crushed. Hallelujah.
I am going to give you an Alternate Translation on Isaiah 41:15. "I will make you into a rebuilt pointed apparatus, which has two edges, which will pound and break in pieces and crush and crumble the projecting spiritual power, and shall make the covers [these sacks that we live in], as debris which I shall separate from you. We are told by one of the prophets that there is a spiritual circumcision, of the heart, and that the natural circumcision (practiced by natural Israel), which confirms the covenant between God and Abraham, is a type of that spiritual circumcision. God is going to circumcise our heart, which is our soul that is inside of these sacks. What is God going to cut away? He is going to cut away these sacks. When the spiritual life that is growing within us is mature enough to exist without these sacks, God is going to take them away.
If you take a uterine child and abort it at three months, four months, or five months, it cannot live. In the condition that we are in today, if these bodies are damaged and destroyed, the spiritual life within us cannot survive. I do not know exactly what happens to it, so I am not going to get into that right now. Jesus said, "You are worth much more than many sparrows." Why are we so... what is so important about us? The life of His Spirit is growing within us. He wants us alive, He does not want us dead, He wants us alive. He wants to bring forth fruit unto harvest, and the fruit is Christ Jesus, the life of His Spirit. Hallelujah, Glory to God.
I will read it again for you. "I will make you into a rebuilt pointed apparatus which has two edges, which will pound and break in pieces, and crush and crumble the projecting spiritual power, and shall make the covers which separate you from me as debris." Now, where is this projecting spiritual power? It is coming forth from men. God will raise up a man and appoint him to help the Church receive this promise. I believe that this exists today, but not in the fullness. Now we have to keep in mind at all times.... this is such a serious error that is in the Church.... that there is no one today that manifests the spirit of God 100% of the time.
I believe it is coming in the future. The only one that I know that attained to this position is Jesus Christ, but God can manifest in a man in this hour, in accordance with this Scripture, that is a sharp cutting instrument, who will go into another person's soul to destroy that projecting spiritual power of the carnal mind, and dig out Abel. I want to make it very clear that if you.... if God gives you an understanding that there is a particular person that He uses like that, that He uses to expose demon power or curses in your mind, and to attack it and dig it out, that man is Christ at that moment. When Christ stops manifesting, that person is a natural person again. No one is claiming at this time, at least not from this ministry, that they are Christ.
What I am suggesting to you right now is that God, where He is doing this in accordance with His will, will manifest through certain chosen vessels. I do not know why He chooses who, what, when, or where. You have to ask Him about it, but He will manifest through certain chosen vessels as a sharp threshing instrument with two edges. He will send that man to somebody that He desires to help, and, through him, attack the demonic powers in that person's mind.
Now, you have to be spiritually mature to recognize that this is happening to you. If you are not spiritually mature, it is nothing to be ashamed of, but some of us cannot discern when it is the Holy Spirit talking to us through a man, and not the man, himself. The recipient of this ministry of Christ only knows that he is feeling pain. You are hurting, what you said hurt me, you made me uncomfortable, you made me sad, you made me cry, you caused me grief.
Now, when we are in Christ, and we are dealing with people that we know are moving on in Christ (it does not have to be me sitting up here teaching, it could be any one of us), we have to get our spiritual sight working, so, if your spiritual sight is not working, you have to ask God for it. Ask God for it. You can submit yourself to prayer for it. Maybe God has not given it to you yet, maybe there is a demon power blocking it. You can ask for deliverance. It is really important that we get our spiritual senses working., because we cannot go on in God without our spiritual senses.
When you have a conflict with somebody that you know is a person of God...I am not saying they are perfect, I am not saying that it is not possible that this person can manifest an evil spirit towards you. Of course, it is possible, but if, in your heart, you know that this person manifests Christ, and they hurt you, they say something that wounds you, we have to get on our face before God and say, "Lord, did that person manifest an ungodly spirit towards me, or was that you correcting me through him?
In such a case, the problem has to be dealt with by the power of God. If that person of God truly manifested an evil spirit, God will reveal the truth and bring forth repentance, and, Lord willing, you will embrace one another and go on with your relationship. But what if it was Christ in that person? What I am suggesting to you is that we cannot be spiritually naive enough to assume that if something that somebody says hurts us, that this person was unkind to us, did us dirty, did us wrong. At the very least, we owe it to ourselves, and to God, and to any other person involved, to get on our face before the Lord and say, "Father, what happened? If the person did me wrong, I pray that you make it right between us, but if that was you, well now what?" What I am suggesting.... this is a hard word, so what I am suggesting to you is that God will send his people against each other, in the Spirit of God, to expose demons and demonic thought patterns, which are curses in our mind, for the express purpose of bringing forth deliverance in our life.
What I am emphasizing is, that when we relate to somebody, when we have an encounter with somebody that we believe to be in Christ, and the result of that encounter is that we are wounded, that we are hurt, that we are grieved, that it behooves us for the sake of everyone concerned, to seek God as to the spiritual reality of what happened. Then, from that point forward, we must act in accordance with His Word, so that we can go on with our deliverance and have the testimony that, indeed, "all things work together for the good for those who love the Lord and are called according toH is purposes." God does not just deliver us when we sit down in a chair and have people lay hands on us. God is delivering us every second of every day of our life, through every experience that we have.
I know that we have heard many teachings, at least I have, about the stones rubbing one against the other, that God will permit His people to come together in conflict so that we can wear off the rough edges, but I have never heard it preached that Christ could be manifested in such a conflict. I have always heard it preached that the two people clash because they are both manifesting their evil side. This has been my experience, and in such a case we both need deliverance. Well, it is time for the Church to find out that God stirs up controversies too, in which event God requires us to repent and receive deliverance, because when we conflict with God, He expects it to result in deliverance for us. When that curse, or that demon in our mind has a hostile conflict with the Spirit of God, it is supposed to end in our deliverance, but if we refuse to confess our sin and repent, it could end in our destruction.
You cannot approach near to God and remain in peace if you are a natural man. If it is a curse working in your mind, if it is a demon, if it is a thought that is not perfectly aligned with the Mind of Christ (and we know that all of us are all filled with thoughts that are not perfectly aligned with Christ), there will be a conflict. If you should find yourself up against a person that you consider to be a person of God, and there is conflict and pain, deliverance will come forth in your life, the relationship will not be damaged, but will improve and you will be blessed – if you will receive this message. If, on the other hand, it was an ungodly manifestation, and the person is a person of God, God will speak to them, they will repent, and the relationship will go forward. We are past the time of thinking that conflict is never of God.
God causes conflict. Jesus Christ said, "I come with a sword." He is ripping us to pieces, and exposing everything in our heart that is ungodly. It is God in us exposing the ungodliness in our mind. We have to start seeing Jesus Christ in the events of our life a lot more than we see Him, because He is in everything. The sword of the Lord is the wicked. When you are out of Christ, the sword of the Lord is against you, and He turns you over to the demons. I do not believe the Lord is standing up there supervising the demons. He turns you over, and their job is to bring you into repentance. Once you repent, and you are moving in your cleansing and in your deliverance, He controls every situation that comes against you. He has it all lined up, written down, all the experiences you are going to have, all the hurts, who is going to do it, who He is going to manifest through, how it is going to happen because He is not fooling around. He wants you cleaned up, and He wants you joined to Him. He wants you.
God is lusting for you with a Godly lust. We are told this in the Song of Solomon. He cannot wait to be joined to us, He is anxious for us. That is the word, and the rest of the message is going to follow along this line. We are going to try to understand how this works. Revelation 20:10-15. "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever." Brethren, what we were just talking about, that is us. When we come to this place in Christ where we are burning, and we are hurting, and we are in pain, and we are tossed, and we are turned, you better believe you have been tossed into the Lake of Fire.
You have been thrown into the Spirit of God, which is within you. The Holy Spirit is within you bringing forth Christ, and He is burning everything within you which is the Devil, the deceiver, and the beast, and the false prophet. We all have a devil and a beast, and a false prophet in us, and when they come in contact with the Spirit of God and start to burn, we, the personality, are with them. We are burning with them, because they are us, our old man, and it is very painful. But the good news is that the Lake of Fire (Christ within us) will destroy the Devil, the beast and the false prophet, but our spirit will be purified. "And the Devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone [they came into contact with the Spirit of God], where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever." We spoke about this last week, that this Greek word translated "tormented" is the same word used in Revelation 12 to describe the birth pains of the woman birthing the Christ child. The result of all of this pain is the birth of Christ, our New Man. Hallelujah.
Revelation 20:11-15. "And I saw a great White Throne and Him that sat on it from whose face the earth and heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life: and the dead were judged out of these things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them; and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire." This is a description in spiritual symbols of what we just talked about.
The great White Throne Judgment that we hear so much about, that when we die we go to heaven and stand before God; brethren, I suggest to you that when you receive the Holy Spirit, and Christ starts to emerge in your human spirit, you are standing before God. Everything in your natural being that is at enmity with Christ shall be judged at that time, in the flesh. It is happening right now. We are not going anywhere. Judgment is happening in these sacks that we live in. Hallelujah. "And I saw a great White Throne," this is a spiritual symbol depicting the spiritual reality of the Christ emerging within us. Now remember His command from the Father is to enter into the earth, and to rule over it. He is to rule everything in our mind, in our soul, and in our body. He is to rule in and over our spiritual earth. Christ comes forth in the authority given to Him by the Father. That is why He is sitting on a throne.
"And I saw a great White Throne and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled, and there was found no place for them." No more place for the natural man. When Christ starts to emerge in you, we are on a count down. Your time is up. Now this is not when you receive the Holy Spirit. The job of the Holy Spirit is to fertilize your human spirit. When your human spirit is fertilized, and Christ starts to emerge, it is all over. It is all over for the natural man, and that is when the trials and tribulations become intense, because we are literally facing God and have been thrown into His holy fire, which is the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, because there is no place in the Kingdom of God for the old heavens or the old earth.
In the Book of Revelation, we are told that we will be given a new Heaven and a new earth, ruled and reigned over by Jesus Christ. Verse 12. "And I saw the dead, small and great stand before God." This is everybody, this is every human being on the face of the earth. We are all dead. If we have Christ, life is in us, but we are dead. Death in the Scripture is not the death of the body. The Scriptural definition of death is life without Christ, which is separation from God.
The Scriptural definition of death is the carnal mind, to be thinking with the thoughts of the natural man. He saw the dead, small and great. It does not matter whether you are rich or whether you are poor, it does not matter what you have in this world in relationship to Christ, your old man will be swallowed up. Your riches of this world cannot save you from this holy purification.
"And the books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life." Now, we know that we are all books. Paul tells us that we are the living epistles, that God is writing. The Bible is not the Word of God. The Bible is the Scripture. The Word of God is the person sitting on a horse that is described in Revelation 19, with eyes of fire and white hair.
The Bible is a book. The Bible is a book, that is all it is. It is just paper with writing on it, and when you open it up and you read it, the Spirit of God from within you will quicken things to you, but there is nothing supernatural about a book. Everything that you receive from reading the Bible comes from within you. We are books. We are entities that are being engraved. If you study the concept of printing, you will see that printing is engraving. This might not be obvious to you because the page feels smooth, but that is what it is. This print is engraved on this paper, and we, the spiritual books, have been engraved with the image of Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind. But, in Christ Jesus, Satan's engraving is being erased, and we are being engraved with the image of God. In the same manner, "to be made in the image of God" means to be engraved, impressed, imprinted, to have a three dimensional imprint of His life upon our soul. That is what it means.
We are the books, and the books were opened. God is exposing us, your book is being opened. He is going to show you your true self, and not only you, but other people also. He is not going to embarrass you unnecessarily, but these things cannot be dealt with in secrecy. God is not going to permit it.
If you desire you're the sins in your heart to be revealed in secrecy, then you have pride, and God is going to break it. He is not going to embarrass you, He is going to expose you in front of loving believers who will pray for you and have mercy on you, but you are going to be opened. The books of your family line have been closed on for generations, so, sometimes, when He opens them they creak, and they screech, and they hurt. Everyone is going to be exposed. Jesus said, "nothing shall be hidden, everything shall be exposed." Hallelujah.
"And the books were opened, and another book was opened which was the Book of Life." This is the Spirit of God. Remember, there are just two men on the face of the earth. There is the natural man, which is a corporate body, and there is a spiritual man. The opening of the Book of Life means that the life of Christ has been made available. We do not have to be a part of the book of fallen adam any more. The Book of Life of Christ Jesus has been opened, and we are hostilely breaking through the wall that separates those of us who are written in the book of fallen adam, from being written into the Book of Christ. Glory to God. "And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works." Until we are completely one with Christ, we are still dead. We are dead, and we are alive. We are two men, we are Christ and fallen adam.
"And they were judged out of those things which were written in the books according to their works." We are being judged before the great White Throne of God, who is the emerging Christ, in accordance with every curse, demon, ungodly thought and act of behavior, either from us or on our family line, not to destroy us, but to cleanse us from its fruit, and to bring us forth into the image of Christ. Hallelujah, Glory to God.
Our works are our thoughts. Works are not....well, anything that we do in the natural comes forth from something conceived in our mind. We are not only judged by the things we do, but also for what is in our heart. Judgment is for our good, so we must be exposed. You cannot sweep the hidden sins of your heart under the rug, because if you sweep them under the rug, two years down the line, they will manifest again.
You have to expose them, look at them for what they are, deal with them, and destroy them, so that no root should remain to crop up again, or to birth another spirit. Sin has to be dealt with. Most people run from confrontation, including me. It is very painful. Who wants to confront any issue? You hurt me, I hurt you, what do you think, what do I think? Who wants to even talk about it? Jesus Christ wants to talk about it, and He wants it dealt with. We are being put in the right moral order, so that we can rule and reign without any problems in the Kingdom of God, for the life of the ages. Hallelujah.
"And death and Hell were cast into the Lake of Fire, this is the second death." This is the second death. We die when we are born into this realm of death. The Scripture clearly states that we were alive with Christ before the founding of the earth, but when we sinned (in Adam all sinned), we fell down into this realm of death and died. We separated from God. We are told in the Book of John that we were together in the bosom of the Father before the founding of the earth, but He separated us from Himself and sent us into this realm of death, and we died. The second death is the death of this realm of death where we are separated from God, so the death of death restores us to life. Hallelujah!
So God is going to kill death, and the result will be that we will experience true spiritual life again. Remember, when God kills you, when you are killed because you are consumed by God, you live. Jesus said, "He who gives up his life shall find it." If you hold onto this life, in this realm, you will lose it, because everyone in this realm of death eventually dies, but if you are willing to let go of it, He will burn this fallen life up, and you will live through Christ by His life in you. Glory to God!
I would like to go to the Book of Job now, as an example of what the second death is, and when it hits a human person. We are going to the Book of Job, Chapter 3. Poor Job, but it all worked out for his good. Job is a very old book of the Bible. Some people say it is the oldest book of the Bible. It has a lot of spiritual truth in it, you could spend days on one Chapter alone. Job was an Israelite, and the Scripture tells us he was perfect before God.
A lot of people misunderstand this Scripture, and think that Job was a perfect man, but he was not, he was not. Job was perfect with regard to his keeping of the Law. He did everything the law of Moses required. He made the sacrifices, he did not eat unclean foods, he did everything the Law required and, therefore, he was perfect before God because, in that hour, the keeping of the Law made a man righteous in God's eyes.
But the day comes in everyone's life (you can call it the moment of truth) when God says "the keeping of the Law no longer satisfies me. I have honored your faith and your obedience to the Law, but now I want you to have my nature in your inward parts. When that day comes, trials and tribulations fall upon us, and Job is the type of this experience. But Job's big problem was that he did not want to believe it was God pouring out these trials and tribulations upon him. Job believed that he was righteous because he kept the Law, even though God was saying to him, "there is a New Covenant, Job, there is a New Covenant, Christ in you, the hope of glory. You are not perfect for keeping the law, I have to change your heart, and bring you into My image, which is my nature."
But Job did not understand this, so, throughout the whole beginning of the Book of Job, we hear Job proclaiming his righteousness before God, saying "I am okay, why is God doing this to me? I am okay, I did everything I was supposed to do. How could God do this to me?" Job was proclaiming his innocence, but to proclaim oneself innocent is to pronounce God guilty, which is the sin of pride.
We see this in the Church today. It is a great lack of understanding. I go to Church four times a week, I pray in tongues three hours a day, I read my Bible every day, I give to the poor, I have mercy on the people in prison, I do everything that the Bible tells me to do, and look at what is happening to me? Brethren, judgment is upon you because your heart is desperately wicked, and God has called you to the White Throne Judgment for cleansing. He is going to explain, He is going to expose what is in your heart, He is going to demolish it, so that He can bring you into His image. He is going to poke you with His sword, with the teeth of His sharp threshing instrument, and He is going to chew those demons up. Unfortunately those demons are in you, so when they get chewed up, you feel the pain. Here is poor Job, he has become ill, he has lost his children and his possessions (he was a very wealthy man). He lost all his money and his land, and he has become physically ill, and is covered with putrefied running sores, and sitting on a dung hill.
And his friends come to him and they start to tell him what it was that he did not do that brought this condition upon him. They do not have the revelation that there is nothing that man can do or not do to make himself righteous, that judgment of the sin nature is the only way.
Our own righteousness is as filthy rags. We are here in this earth realm waiting for the work of Jesus Christ, to bring us into His image. There is nothing that we can do. That is not a popular message. The whole Church world today wants to do something to become righteous, praise him more, yell more, sit down, stand up, get down on your knees, lay on your face, they want to do something! You cannot do anything! You cannot even do it by a knowledge of the Word of God. It is not a knowledge of the Word of God that makes us righteous. It is the emerging Christ within you. Power for life, power for anything, is in the emerging Christ within you, you cannot do it! You do not become righteous because you cast out demons, it is not because you heal the sick, it is not because you have evangelized across the world, it is not because you know every Scripture from Genesis to Revelation by rote. Only the nature of Jesus Christ can make you righteous.
No, you cannot do it. Christ has to be born in you, and He will only be born in you when the seed of the life of God is imparted to you. There is nothing you have to say about it. Hallelujah.
The Book of Job, Chapter 3 and Verse 25. "For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me." Job 13:21. "Withdraw thine hand from me, and let not thy dread make me afraid." Job 21:6. "Even when I remember, I am afraid and trembling taketh hold on my flesh." Job 23:15 -16. "Therefore I am troubled at His presence, (at the presence of God), when I consider I am afraid of Him, for God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me." I am suggesting to you today that when God brings us to the White Throne Judgment and starts confronting us spiritually, or through other people, we become afraid and we are troubled. It is a principle in the natural life that when you receive pain, you become afraid. People that have been hurt very much as children, grow up fearful. Children that have been sick and hospitalized where they frequently had needles stuck in them, etc. (unless there are strong forces counteracting this in their family line), usually grow up to be very fearful. I was one of those people. I became ill when I was eleven years old, and I was sick for years, so when I first came to the Lord, I was filled with fear. When you are hurt, when you experience pain, you become afraid of pain. Who wants pain?
Job was afraid. One of the things that can result from our encounter with God is fear. There is a demonic fear, I do not deny it, but when we have fear, we have to get on our face before God, and find out what the source of that pain is. Just like I was saying earlier, when we have a confrontation with somebody that we believe to be a person of God, we have to find out from God whether that person was manifesting the Spirit of God, or wickedness towards us. And when we ask the question, we must truly desire the truth if we are not to be deceived, because our carnal mind can answer a question that we put to God. Our best bet to receive an answer from God, which is the truth in any conflict, is to be willing to believe the opposite of what our own pride and self-defensive nature wants us to believe. We must tell God that we want to hear the truth, no matter what it is, and if in our heart of hearts we really mean this, we will receive a knowledge of the truth.
The question to ask God is, "why am I afraid? Is it from a confrontation with You, or is it from something demonic?" It could be either way. Everyone in the Church, as far as I know, is both Christ and fallen adam. No one is perfect, and no one is incapable of manifesting an evil spirit towards you that might make you afraid, but confrontation with God brings forth fear also. If we are afraid, particularly of somebody that God has given spiritual authority, we have to find out the source of that fear. If God has raised up someone in authority over you, and you are afraid of them, and they are manifesting behavior that is not of God that is producing fear, it has to be talked out.
Then, if the communication of the leadership is ungodly, the Lord will bring deliverance. But, keep in mind that all leadership is in training, since no one is perfect yet. So, if the Lord makes a decision that the correction was from Him, but the elder who brought it was imperfect in his delivery, you must humble yourself and receive the rebuke in its present form. The disciple must humble himself before authority, because all authority is appointed by God. Rebellion against authority, or taking authority over the authority (which is a spirit of Jezebel) is never acceptable to God. God will never correct an authority through a disciple of that authority except, in the rare case, where God drops a prophetic anointing over the disciple in that instance. But, if you are a disciple, it is best to not expect that to happen, which will open you to Satan's deception and cause you to rebel against the authority.
Now, if an authority overreacts, or is too hard in bringing a correction, the Lord will deal with him directly, as a son, and will send a prophet to that authority, only as a last resort. If, on the other hand, you, the disciple, think that you are sent to correct the authority and are, in fact, manifesting a spirit of Jezebel, which is the sin of rebellion, you will receive the judgment for witchcraft. So be very careful, brethren. Do not let your pride set you up for a serious fall.
If it is Christ manifesting in that person that is producing fear in you, you have to get deliverance. We will all need deliverance at some point in our walk. The only thing that matters is that Christ comes forth in us. We are in this together, we are in this for the duration.
God loves us all, but we have to learn to function as a smooth running unit. We have to communicate, we have to be honest, and we have to humble ourselves before God and see what He brings forth, because everything that He brings forth is good. It is good, it is good, it is good. He is our Father, He is our redeemer. He said, "Fear not, fear not." Why is God telling us to fear not? Because when we are confronted by God, we become afraid, but the problem is that when we are confronted by God in another person, we frequently do not perceive that it is the Spirit of God within them confronting us, and perceive their communication to be hostile. Frequently, when this happens, when this process first starts in us, we will have a confrontation with the person that God has given authority to, or even, possibly, a brand new Christian. If God chooses to manifest in you towards somebody to deal with them, He will do it. Now the difference between God manifesting in an authority and a brand new Christian is this: The authority will confront you with an understanding that God has sent him to correct you, but when God manifests a correction through someone who has no authority, the correction will be what I call a "passive correction." This means that the young Christian will bring forth the correction in a casual conversation, with no understanding that the Lord is using something that he knows to correct another believer. In such a case, the recipient of the correction is challenged to recognize the hand of the Lord in what was said. I have seen God do bring a "passive correction" through people that are not even saved, so, if fear comes forth in you, you have to find out why you are afraid, you have to ask God why you are afraid. That fear has to be dealt with, you cannot put it under the rug. Someone has to get deliverance. Depending on whether the fear is Godly or ungodly, that determines the one that gets deliverance, but somebody has to get delivered. The fear cannot remain, because fear separates. Nevertheless, God makes it very clear in the Scripture that when He meets man, man is afraid, man is afraid. Hallelujah.
Job 32:6-10. Now, for those of you who are not familiar with the Book of Job, Job has three friends who come to him as he is sitting on the dung hill with putrefied running sores, after he has lost everything. That means everything in life, he has nothing to live for, and his three friends come to him and spent hours telling him why all this tragedy has come upon him. They tell Job about all the things that he did not do, about wickedness, and, in general, accusing Job, and blaming Job's behavior for his predicament.
Now, we see this in the Church today. It is a very sad thing, it is a very sad thing to see people who are experiencing powerlessness in their life condemned by the Church. "You are not healed because you have no faith," for example. "You have been in God, you have been in God for years, and you are still drinking, you are back-slidden. Why can you not do this, why can you not do that? Joe Blow, in such a congregation, he had the same exact problem as you do, and he stood upon his feet, he read the Bible every day, he spoke in tongues every day, and he stood up and he overcame, but you did not. You must be doing something wrong. You have to find out what you are doing wrong."
This is what Job's friends came to say to him. I understand they stayed and visited for quite a while, and blessed him with these conversations over quite a few days. At the end of this period, a young man appears in Job 32:6-10, was sitting there and listening to this conversation. His name is Elihu, who, because he is young, demonstrates that you do not have to be physically old, and you do not need to have spiritual maturity for Christ to manifest through you. I have seen Christ manifest in unsaved people. Christ manifested in a donkey. A lot of people get all hung up on, "I am saved 15 years, I have been studying 15 years, you cannot possibly know what I know." Want to bet? Although, I must admit, this is not the norm. wherefore, it is essential that we learn how to discern the Spirit of Christ, and understand that it is a good thing for young believers to submit to older believers, except, in the rare instance, that Christ is manifest in the younger and the carnal mind in the elder.
I want to take the time to repeat a testimony that, I heard it from a preacher in the pulpit, and I have great respect for that man for repeating this. He was at a revival. There were two preachers in the pulpit, and a lot of people, a couple of a thousand people in the congregation, when this man approached the pulpit. He was not dressed too well, and if you looked at the man, you could see that his mind was not quite right, and, certainly, did not look like a respectable citizen, and he was asking for the microphone. The man said he had a prophecy, but the preachers shooed him away. They just shooed him away because they could not be bothered with him. But the man persisted, and after a couple of hours, just to get him out of the way, they said, "alright everybody, this man has a prophecy, let's listen to it."
The preachers gave the man the microphone, and he stood up there and he said, "There is somebody here with pain in their knee. If you will come forward, God will heal you." Then the preachers took the microphone back from this, apparently, disreputable man, who, they though, could not possibly be manifesting Christ. After all, he did not even have a decent suit of clothes on, and he was not right in his mind. Then the preacher said, "alright, if someone has something wrong with their knee, come up and this man will pray with you," and continued on with the service. Well, all of a sudden, this woman started limping down the main aisle towards the pulpit and the whole Church got quiet. She looked right up to this man, and the Holy Ghost came on him. He laid hands on her and, she was healed right where she stood, and walked back to her seat straight as could be, and there the two preachers stood in that pulpit crying out to God for forgiveness. God is sovereign. Do not be a respecter of persons, or you will be disappointed. So the young man in the Book of Job was a very young man. He had spent hours and days listening to the wisdom of men that had been keeping the law for all of those years and, finally, the Holy Spirit rises up in him and he says (Job 32:6) "And Elihu, the son of Barachel, the Buzite, answered and said, I am young and you are very old, wherefore, I was afraid and durst not show you mine opinion. I said, Days should speak and a multitude of years should teach wisdom. But there is spirit in man and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. Great men are not always wise, neither do the aged understand judgment. Therefore I said, Hearken unto me; I will show you mine opinion."
These other men were so sure they had all the answers, they never sought God on it, they just knew what they knew, so God manifested in the young one who thought that God could not possibly be manifesting in him because he was too young. In Job 35:1-2, and in Job 36:1-2, it is very clear that Elihu is still speaking. The Scriptures says, "Elihu also proceeded and said..." Nevertheless, we go to Job 38:1, where Elihu is still speaking.
Then all of a sudden, in Job 38:1, the Scripture says, "And the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and He said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?" God started speaking through Elihu. The Holy Spirit rose up, He increased, He overcame, until Elihu was pushed into the background, and it was a 100% manifestation of the Holy Spirit. The whirlwind was the Spirit of God moving in great power through this young man, and pushing his natural personality to the background. I know people who have experienced this. They could hear and they had an awareness that the Lord was speaking through them, but their personality was pushed to the background. This is not prophecy, this is a manifestation of the imparted Christ, the indwelling Christ. In this case it happened for a moment, but it could happen for a season. Ultimately, this is going to be our final state. The Lord will be manifesting to this degree, where our personality is pushed to the background 100% of the time. That is what happened to Elihu.
Now, what was Job's reaction to this confrontation with God? God confronted Job, God does not come as a spirit slithering down as a ghost, He comes in a man, and He starts to say great things to him, He challenges Job, saying, "Job, where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Who hath laid the measures thereof? Where are the foundations thereof?" He starts asking Job all of these spiritual questions, saying, "Job, why are you sitting there telling me that all of these terrible trials that have come upon you are wrong? That they are unrighteous? What do you know about spiritual things?" God says, "Who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth? He says, And from the wicked, that their light is withholden? Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? Have you perceived the breath of the earth? What do you know that you have the nerve to say that what is happening to you is unrighteous?"
Job had a confrontation with God. Job was in terrible pain. He had lost everything in life worth living, and yet maintained that he did not deserve this. God came to him in a man and said to him, "Who do you think you are?" Now, what was the result of Job's confrontation with God? Job 40:4. Job says to the Lord, "Behold I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. Once I have spoken, but I will not answer, yea, twice: but I will proceed no further." Confrontation with God produces a realistic vision of what we are, and it involves fear. Who wants to know what we are? Who wants to know, who wants to look at it? Who wants to look at all the dirt and all the garbage? Why doesn't Jesus just come and clean us? Because He does not....we have to face it. He does not come and just take our filth away while we are sleeping. He does not put you out on an operating table and operate on you. We have to face our sin, we have to look at ourselves in a mirror. We have to see what we are and say, "I hate you (the sin in us), I want to be like Christ. I do not want to be like that. I want to be like Christ."
Job 40:8, God says to Job, "Wilt thou disannul my judgment? Will thou condemn me that thou mayest be righteous?" The reality of what Job was saying all of those months that he was crying out, that these trials that came upon him were unjust, is that Job was calling God unrighteous. We are told in the prophets that everything that comes upon us, is because of our own wickedness. We have spoken about this with regard to being in the realm of the law. If there was no fornication in this realm, God would not have to say, "Thou shalt not fornicate." Man's natural nature is to copulate. If you do not tell him that copulation is illegal outside of marriage, man will fornicate. It is his nature, his natural state of being. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
Everything destructive that happens to us, happens to us because there is something in us that is evil. When we have a confrontation with God, the fire of God burns, it torments, it stimulates, it provokes, it digs, it jabs, it raises up, it digs up, it roots up everything in us that opposes Christ. The outplaying of these spiritual experiences manifest as situations that come upon us that will show that we are not righteous. Job was not righteous. He only thought he was.
Job gave to the poor, he tithed, he definitely tithed. He even gave twenty percent, just to make sure. You are still not righteous, brother. Building a whole Church building will not make you righteous, brethren. Job 40:15-19. God says to Job, "Behold now Behemoth, which I made with thee, he eateth grass as an ox. Lo now, his strength is in his loins and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. His bones are the strong pieces of brass. His bones are like bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God. He that made him can make his sword to approach unto him." Now I am not going to really get into this right now, but what God is saying here....I am not going to do a word-by-word. What God is saying here is that Behemoth was the beginning of the creation of man. He was the chief of the ways of God, he was the first thing that God did. Behemoth is the original creation. God calls him Behemoth, and He tells us that he is an animal. He eats grass like an ox, his strength is in his loins, he has great reproductive power. Look at fallen adam, how he has reproduced across the earth. We are nothing next to God. We are nothing next to God. He is going to give us His glory. We are going to partake of it, but next to God, we are nothing. We are filthy rags. Hallelujah. Then going on in Job 41:31-33. He maketh....we are talking about Leviathan. I really do not want to take the time to read the whole thing, but in chapter 41:1 you can see that the Lord is talking about Leviathan, and He describes him. I am will read a couple of verses. "He makes the deep to boil like a pot. He makes the sea like a pot of ointment, he maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary. Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear, He beholdeth high things: he is a king over all the children of pride." I am suggesting to you that this is the natural man.
Well, let me back up. Behemoth is the first of the ways of God, he is the original creation. As he spread out across the earth, and reproduced in wickedness (we have talked about this in prior tapes) He produced all the names of blasphemy, and is responsible for everything that has happened to the human spirit. Today he is the great Dragon. He is the Dragon that is in the book of Revelation, and he is the Dragon that is called Leviathan in the Book of Job 41. That is what has happened to man. Now Behemoth is not violently destructive, he is lust. He just lays in the rivers filled with lust, and he has great reproductive force, and he turned into was Leviathan, Leviathan, the king over all the children of pride. Who is he not afraid of? He is not afraid of God.
I was like that before God confronted me. I was not afraid of anybody or anything. I would tell you "to go take a walk." I did not care what you thought of me, what you said, what you did; get lost. Let me tell you something, God made me afraid. I met my Savior, and I became afraid. I did things years ago I would not do today. I would not even think about it. I think back about it and I say, "I must have been out of my mind, I cannot even believe I did that." The natural man has no fear of God, but when God confronts you, you will be afraid. The problem that a lot of people have, and I had it too, is that until God really gives you the ability to discern what is operating in your own soul, we cannot tell where these feelings are coming from or why they are coming.
One of the things that happens as we move on in Christ, is that God gives us the ability to say, "I am afraid because.... or I am angry because...." We have to learn to discern our own heart. God confronted Job, and he became afraid. Job chapter 42:5-6 reveals the change in Job's attitude after God confronts him, "I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore, I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes." Job repented. The purpose of God was to bring forth repentance in Job so that he could Job could be purified. The confrontation was successful. Hallelujah.
The painful process that Job went through (he lost everything, he was hated by his friends and attacked by their ungodly counsel, he was in torment, he was sick), all resulted in the fall of Job's pride. Job was proud, he thought he had it made. He did everything that the law said to do, so he thought that he had it made. Well, God showed Job that he did not have it made, and the result was, praise God, that Job repented. Hallelujah. Job 42:8, 10.
Now, after Job repents, God turns around and goes after his great friends that told Job he was not healed because he had no faith.
I became seriously ill when I was eleven years old. I was dying when I came to the Lord, and He saved my life. I still have a lot of health problems, but I am getting better every day. I am in the Lord nine years and I have been told I am not completely healed because I have no faith. Well let me tell you something, brethren, I have faith. I have faith, and in due season when the Lord says, "now," I shall be completely restored. God went after Job's two friends, and He put His fire on them.
Watch out brethren, if you despising the weak that are in the Church, watch out, God is going after you next. This is what happens next. God says to Job, this is Job 42:8-1. "Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering, and my servant Job shall pray for you, for him will I accept, lest I deal with you after your folly in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job." Watch out all you people in the Church that are criticizing and condemning the people that cannot get up on their feet. Watch out, all of you who are telling them that they better stand up and do it themselves, and shake it off, and that their problem is that they are not reading the Bible enough.
Watch out, because your day is coming, and it is not a day of vengeance. If I made it sound like that, I am sorry. Judgment is the mercy of God, but your turn is coming, and the result of your turn coming, your turn of being confronted by God, is that you will have compassion upon the weak in the Church, brethren, because if you do not have compassion upon the weak in the Church, you need deliverance. God will confront you, He will show you your hard heart, He will break it, He will smash it, He will cut it in pieces, He will crumble it, and then He will make you into a sharp instrument for His glory. Hallelujah.
Winding down, Verse 11, Job 42:11. "Then came there unto [Job] all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all them that had been of his acquaintance before and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him:" I heard someone preach a couple of years ago that when man does evil it is illegal, but when God does evil He does it perfectly. I did not understand what that preacher meant at the time, but I understand it now. God does evil, but good comes out of it. When man does evil he destroys you. That is why in some instances the Scripture is confusing to us, and we will say, "How could God do that?" He tells us not to do it, why is He breaking His own law?
Because when God does evil, it works out for the good. We cannot accomplish something good out of a lie, but God can. For example, in the Old Testament, God sent forth a lying spirit into the heart of one of His prophets. God has the spiritual authority to bring forth life, as a result of the evil He does, but we do not have that spiritual authority, therefore, we must not do it. Hallelujah.
"And they comforted him over all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him, every man also gave him a piece of money and everyone an earring of gold." So, the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels. And 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 she asses." He had sons, God restored him two-fold, Hallelujah. No matter how much you are hurting right now, you should know that the end of your travail is that God has promised to bless you doubly for everything that you have lost, and all the pain that you have received because of this necessary process of breaking you apart and exposing the evil in you. God is not doing this because He likes to hurt you, He is doing it because He wants to bring you into His image, so that in the latter end, you will be blessed two-fold.
Hebrews 12:5-6. "And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children. My son despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him, for whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth." "Now, no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous, nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, but rather let it be healed. Follow peace with all men and holiness without which no man shall see the Lord." You are not going to see God from casting out demons. You have to follow peace with all men and holiness. You have to lead a holy life. The casting out of demons and healing ministry is for the purpose of giving us the power to lead a holy life. You are not okay when you cast all the demons out, you have to start living the life of Christ.
"Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you and thereby many be defiled." If these problems that we have are not dealt with; roots of bitterness spring up. You may think you have forgiven somebody, but if you have not submitted yourself to God, you may not have truly forgiven that person. If you have a problem with a member of the Church, with the brethren, even someone who is not in Christ, you have to try to seek God to help you forgive, because saying " I forgive you," and to then go on your way," will not do it. You may think you have forgiven them, but there is a great possibility that you have not. So, if you do not submit yourself to Jesus Christ, and this is preferably done with the two people sitting down together in prayer, if you do not submit yourself to Christ and let Him move by his Spirit, no matter how painful it is going to be, the situation has not adequately been dealt with, and the chances are that, a year down the line, two years down the line, you can find yourself expressing unidentified anger towards this person, which could destroy the whole relationship. After the whole fight is over, you would sit back and say, "I do not even understand how that fight got started." Sometimes it does not work like that. Sometimes, it depends on your basic personality. Sometimes it will not wind up in a fight with that person, but you will hold it in, and it will bring forth sickness in your life. You will wind up with cancer, or arthritis, or some terrible disease, because of repressed anger.
We must guard against roots of bitterness. Every problem between people, especially between believers, has to be dealt with. You have to sit down, talk about it, examine and express your feelings and expose yourself to the Spirit of God in accordance of how He wants to dispose of the matter, and put it away, destroy it. Do not give it a chance to crop up again a week, or a month, or a year or two years down the line. Maybe it will not operate, maybe it will not manifest as cancer, maybe it will not manifest against the same person as anger.
Maybe it will manifest against a totally innocent person down the line who doesn't mean any harm, but strikes a cord of evil memory recall in your mind, and that thing snaps, and you start screaming and yelling, or whatever your negative behavior is, that brings great destruction upon your life. And when it is all over you say, "how did that happen? Most of us have problems with confrontation, and unresolved conflict is a time bomb.
We do not want to admit what we are feeling, because it is painful for us, and ugly. We do not want to sit across a table, calm, not yelling at one another, not arguing, but simply saying "I feel this, I feel that, I was hurt, I feel you did me wrong," because it is very hard to talk about our feelings. But God requires it of us, Brethren, He requires it of us. If you cannot do it, ask and He will help you, because He requires it of us. It is very hard.
Hallelujah. I am going to close this out with some Verses from Hebrews 12:26-29, speaking about God, "Whose voice then shook the earth, but now He has promised saying, yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven, and this word yet once more signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a Kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and with Godly fear, for our God is a consuming fire." He intends to burn everything within us that does not abide the fire, and only gold metal abides the fire. He is going to burn us, brethren, until total holiness comes forth, not by the religious works of man, but by the purgings of his Spirit, which is his mercy to us.
Yea, saith God, I shall shake the heavens and I shall shake the earth, saith the Lord, and I shall bring forth fear, saith God, and great pain and great torment, but only for the night, saith the Lord, for indeed joy cometh in the morning, and indeed eye hath not seen and ear hath not heard of the glory which awaits you saith the Lord. Yea, indeed the offense is just but for a moment, lean towards me for comfort, saith the Lord, I am here for you. I shall see you through, I shall bless you, I shall keep you. I shall keep you from falling, saith God, thou shalt not fall; indeed not, saith the Lord. For I am the Holy One of Israel, and my arm is not short that I could deliver, but this is indeed the process, saith God. Submit, repent, yield, I shall go in with my sword, saith God, yea, even my two-edged sword, and I shall cut, and chop, and break, and crush, but indeed, thou shalt see my face, and thou shalt know my glory, and thou shalt experience the life of the ages, for this is the purpose of all things, saith God. I have from the beginning purposed that you should share my throne. Men, in the childishness of their mind have not understood me and have indeed misrepresented me, but the hour is at hand, saith God, that I shall be known unto all men, and the truth of my Spirit shall be known, and I shall reveal myself, saith God, through men. I not only confront people through men, but I bless through men.
Yea, indeed thou art my apparatus, but think not on carnal levels, for in the Kingdom of God, even to be the apparatus of the living God is a great and glorious and wonderful thing. I shall take you, saith God, to many places, I shall take you to many people, I shall confront them through you, saith God, I indeed shall make thee a sharp pointed threshing instrument with two edges, and I shall enable thee, saith the Lord, to deal with the manifestation, and life shall indeed come forth out of death. Hallelujah, I have called thee to this place, and I have appointed thee, for I am indeed preparing a great move of God to come upon this ministry, I shall increase thy numbers, saith the Lord, I shall increase thy outreach and opportunity for ministry, I shall expand thee, I shall meet thy every need, stay humble before me, saith the Lord. Just yield towards me, and I will help thee. I will keep thee from pride, and shall give thee the power to do everything that I have called thee to do in this great and exciting hour, which is the onset of the Age of the Kingdom. Remember, I have told you it started as a very small seed, nevertheless that seed grew and filled the entire earth. It is difficult for thy carnal mind, saith God, but nevertheless it is true. Stay faithful, seek me early, love one another, and thy eyes shall behold my glory.