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I am not sure how far we are going to get this morning, but we are in the first epistle of John, Chapter 1, and we are going to go somewhat into Chapter 2. "That which was from the beginning which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled of the Word of Life. For the life was manifested, and we have seen it and bear witness and show unto that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifest in us. That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us, and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son, Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you that your joy may be full.
This then is the message which we have heard of Him and declare unto you that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not the truth. If we walk in the light as He is in the light we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.
My little children these things write I unto you that ye sin not, and if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and He is the propitiation for our sins and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. And hereby we do know that we know Him if we keep His commandments. He that sayeth I know Him and keepeth not His commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him. Whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the love of God perfected. Hereby know we that we are in Him.
He that sayeth he abideth in Him ought also so to walk even as He walked. Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. Again a new commandment I write unto you which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passed, and the true light now shineth. He that sayeth he is in the light and hateth his brother is in darkness, even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light and there is none occasion of stumbling in him, but he that hateth his brother is in darkness and walketh in darkness and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness has blinded his eyes.
I write unto you little children because your sins are forgiven you for His name sake. I write unto you fathers because ye have known Him that is from the beginning, I write unto you young men because ye have overcome the wicked one, I write unto you little children because ye have known the Father. If I have written unto you fathers because ye have known him that is from the beginning, I have written unto you young men because ye are strong and the word of God abideth in you and ye have overcome the wicked one.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world, if any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lusts of the flesh, and the lusts of the eyes, and the pride of this life is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away and the lust thereof, but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever."
Hallelujah, Chapter 1, Verse 1, "That which was from the beginning which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and our hands have handled of the Word of Life." "That which was from the beginning..."
Brethren, the spiritual Son of God that existed before the living soul was ever formed, He was from the beginning. The Scripture is not saying that He was created from the beginning, He was, He always has been, and He always shall be, even the spiritual Son of God in whom the Life of the Father is. This is the Lamb that was slain from before the foundations of the earth, this is the spiritual life that was joined to the intelligence in the earth, or the darkness in the earth, thus He became poor that we might be rich. What does that mean?
He gave up all of the blessings of the life spirit, so that He could be formed into a man. Yes, He was made into the likeness of sinful flesh, because without His being joined to the earth there would be no living soul, and we would not exist. He is the water that was added to the dust that formed the clay out of which God formed man.
Glory to God, yes, He was slain for us, brethren, but He was slain before the foundation of the earth, and what we saw happen to Jesus Christ on the cross was just a physical manifestation of what had happened centuries ago. "That which was from the beginning which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes."
How could you hear and see a spirit, brethren, how could you hear and see a spirit?
What the apostle is saying is that which was from the beginning, the spiritual Son of God, was made into a man, and they heard Him speak, and they saw Him in the form of the Son of God, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. "That which we have seen from the beginning which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of Life and the flesh, and the Son of God was made flesh, and He was manifested amongst us."
They handled Him, if you recall, when Jesus appeared before the apostles after the resurrection when doubting Thomas had the opportunity to put his hands in the nail marks.
They saw Him with their eyes, they also saw Him with their spiritual eyes. I remind you, because they would not have known that He was the Son of God if they did not have spiritual eyes to discern it. They heard the words of the Father, and they literally touched Him after the resurrection. Glory to God.
Verse 2, He is explaining what He is saying, "For the Life was manifested and we have seen..." The word "it" is in italics, if you have a King James translation of the Bible, "For the Life was manifested and we have seen it." That word "it" is not there, "For the Life was manifested and we have seen...," because the Life was manifested the ability was imparted to us to..." What? To see into the realm of the spirit. To perceive that this one that looked just as human as you or me, was indeed the Life of God that was manifested and made flesh.
"For the Life...," What? The Life of the Father was manifested. What does manifested mean? It appeared, the Life of the Father appeared. What was the shape that Life took? It indeed was the man, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He declares that He is the shape of Almighty God. "For the Life was manifested, and we have seen because of it, and because we see, we bear witness."
How do they bear witness? If you recall past teachings here, the witness is that, that Life is also in them. That Life had the ability to reproduce itself in the hearts of the apostles. They too have the Father and the Son, they therefore bear witness that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is the Son of God. "For the Life was manifested, and we have seen, and we bear witness, and we show unto you that eternal Life."
They now have it within them, and through the Word. Through the Word, through the gospel of God, through the signs and wonders of the spirit, and through the ability also to impart the Life of Christ to fertilize the human spirits of men.
The apostle John says, "and we show unto you..." "For the Life was manifested, and we have seen, and we bear witness and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us." They show it unto them, the Life that was with the Father, and that was manifested unto the apostles. Glory to God.
Verse 3, "That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, and ye also may have fellowship with us, and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ."
You know, we forgot to pray earlier, and the Lord is really pressing on me to pray against those matters that were requested. Please do not leave here without reminding me to pray if I forget when I finish preaching.
Verse 3, "That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you that ye also may have fellowship with us..."
"That which we have seen..." The one who is with the Father from the beginning, and that which we have heard, the word, the gospel, the truth. The truth of what? The truth of our spiritual existence. Jesus said, "I am the way the truth and the life." Truth of what? The truth of who we are, the truth of the spiritual reality of this creation, that which we have seen and heard. The truth about the Father God, that we declare unto you. We are telling you about it for the purpose that ye also may have fellowship with us.
Brethren, there is only one way you can fellowship with an apostle, and that is to conceive the Son of God. All fellowship is in the spirit of God. Why? Because if an apostle is walking in the light, and you are walking in the darkness of your carnal mind, there is no fellowship. What is the apostle saying here? He said that we have seen and heard the light, and we are telling you about it, that you might have fellowship with us. What does that mean? It means that the result of their telling you about it is that you shall conceive Christ, because there is no fellowship if you are still walking in darkness.
It is a hidden word in the first epistle of John. Their words that they declared it to you with, was spirit and Life and the result of it is that Christ shall be conceived in the hearts of men. When that conception takes place, those men will be able to fellowship with the apostles of almighty God. Truly, our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son, Jesus Christ.
What is John saying? "We are telling you about what we have seen and heard, our purpose is that Christ should be conceived in you, and that ye should fellowship with us. When you fellowship with us, ye shall also fellowship with the Father and the Son." Jesus said, "I pray Father that they should be one with me, as I am one with you." Glory to God.
Verse 4, "And these things we write unto you that your joy may be full."
Brethren, I hate to shock you, but we hear a lot in the church world about the joy of the Lord. The joy of the Lord is not something that comes from your soul. If you want to feel good and dance and sing, and no one loves it more than me, that is wonderful, but in these Scriptures, such as this one, that is not the joy of the Lord that is being spoken about. If you study that word, and if you follow it back, you will find out that the joy of the Lord is His spirit. All joy is in His spirit. The true joy, the abiding joy, the joy that is not going to lift off of you when you walk out of the congregation, the joy that is not going to lift off of you when the music stops playing or when something goes wrong in your life.
The joy of the Lord is the very image of Christ that is dwelling in your heart. "And these things write we unto you, that your joy might be full." That Christ might appear in you that you shall be lacking nothing, and that the pleasant feelings that you feel, what the church world calls joy, should never leave you. Your joy should be full, it should abide with you 100% of the time.
Verse 5, "This then is the message that we have heard of him, and declare unto you that God is Life and in Him is no darkness at all."
God is spirit, and in Him there is no darkness of the intelligence of the earth at all. "This is the message that we have heard from Him." From whom? From God, in the form of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, "and we also declare it unto you."
We tell you about it that God is light and in Him is no darkness. If you come up against a believer that tells you that they have attained to all of the promises, brethren, the proof is that there is no darkness in them. If there is no darkness in them, they cannot be a natural human being, because the natural man is darkness. Such confusion in the church. We shall be light when we are glorified. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
We are talking about soul now. We are not talking about the human body, we are talking about soul. To say there is no darkness in you means that there is never, the Scripture says, "any shadow of turning." The soul of the natural man is never manifesting, he is under the foot of the soul of Christ in you, and ye shall be pure light, and in due season your body shall be adopted, but we are talking soul here.
"This is the message from the Father, that we declare unto you God is light and in Him is no darkness at all." No hatred, no envy, no pride, it is not in Him, it is not one with Him, it is not manifesting through Him. It is serving Him. How? It is giving Him form and shape.
Verse 6, "If we say that we fellowship with him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not the truth." If we say that we fellowship with the Father and walk in darkness..."
What is darkness? It is the carnal mind, we lie, and we do not the truth. We are not practicing the truth. This is such a stumbling block to the church today. I just pray right now, "Bring forth this revelation in power."
There are just people stumbling and tripping over their feet, and if you try to tell them, they do not even want to hear it. We are human beings, we have no problem at all believing that we have a heart, that we have lungs, that we have blood, we have a spleen, we have a liver, and when you look at me you cannot see any of those components. You see the shape or the form of a woman. You see two legs, two hands, two arms, a torso, and a head.
All of these things and many, many more are within me, the least of which is millions of individual cells, that if you have ever studied any biology at all, if you were to take a scraping of any part of our body and put it under a microscope, there is constant activity, the cells are constantly moving. If you were to take a skin scraping and put it under the microscope, the cells of that scraping from your piece of skin, it looks solid to you, but there is life in it, individual cells moving at a constant rate of speed. The same thing is true of our spiritual life, brethren, and this is how I will draw it for you.
We have a mind, this is our mind, or this is us. I should not say it is our mind, I am sorry. We will take a man, this is a man, I am drawing him as a circle.
If you have had a relationship with Christ, you have two minds, Christ and Adam, and there is something in you called "human spirit." It is your spiritual substance, it is the real you. You are not your soul, and you are not your body. You are your human spirit. In order for us to be a viable functioning human being, that human spirit is constantly interacting with the power source that causes us to exist in this realm of appearance, a base of power.
There is a constant copulation going on. A constant form of spiritual sexual intercourse going on, the result of which is that we appear in this realm of appearance. We may appear to be solid. We may appear to be calm and serene. You know, I look at you, and you are all sitting there looking at me, and you are hardly moving at all. The spiritual reality is that the components of your body are in constant action. The components of your spiritual being are in a continual spiritual sexual copulation with the power base that causes you to appear.
When we did the study in the first chapter of the book of Ezekiel. We found out that some of those mysterious passages that talks about the man running to and running fro, when we looked that all up and did a deep study on it, we found that what it really meant was that it was describing this continuous spiritual sexual copulation that can be likened to the frames of a movie.
I do not know about you, some of you here are younger than me, but when I was a kid, we used to buy gum or whatever, toys, and they would have a series of squares with pictures on them. You would cut out the squares and line them up and flip them, and when you flip them It would look like a moving picture. That is the basis of all moving pictures, it is many frames. If you ever see a clip of film, it is many frames and each frame is a little picture.
Each picture, if you want to see a moving picture of the hand moving, one frame has your hand like this, the next frame has your hand like that, the next frame has your hand like that, the next frame like that, and when they flip it really quick, what you see on the screen is that your hand moved. That is the whole technological basis behind a moving picture.
It is something similar that keeps us appearing in this realm of appearance. Constant activity, constant coming together and pulling away, coming together and pulling away, The Scripture describes it as spiritual sexual activity. A constant coming together and pulling away, coming together and pulling away, flipping of the frames of the film, and this realm of appearance appears.
God has made a moving picture, but because God is so great, the moving picture has existence. Can you hear this? We exist in the mind of God, and we appear in accordance with the scientifically-based process, because God is scientifically based. Not science coming from the mind of the natural man. Science coming from the mind of God is scientifically based. This whole creation is scientifically and mathematically based, according to the mind of God, and we appear because of this process that I will call "spiritual copulation." I do not know what else to call it.
We are a human spirit, and in order to continue appearing in this realm of appearance, we must continuously be copulating with a power source, a power base. The natural man continuously copulates with Adam who is ruled by the spirit known as Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind. Continuous copulation between Adam and our human spirit produces the carnal mind.
The carnal mind manifests in our personality and in our behavior. In this hour, there is a new power base in the earth. We have an opportunity to stay in existence without the necessity of this illegal copulation which is, in reality, fornication, adulterous activity against the spirit of almighty God. Our human spirit has the opportunity to copulate with Christ and produce Christ in our words, in our thoughts, and in our deeds. If Christ has not yet been conceived in us, we have the opportunity of copulating with the Holy Spirit, and producing Christ out here in our words, and our thoughts, and in our deeds. That is the imputed anointing.
When the Scripture says, "If you walk in darkness, and you say you have known God, you are a liar." First of all, the words "to know God," it does not mean to say, "Hello, how are you it is nice to meet you. The Scripture tells us, "And Adam knew his wife Eve," and they produced Cain and Abel. If you look up that word "to know," it is talking about carnal knowledge. It is talking about intimacy, it is talking about spiritual sexual intercourse.
If you are telling me that you have relationship with the Father, or a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and you are copulating with Adam, ruled by Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, you are a liar.
For you to tell me that you have a relationship with the Lord Jesus, you must walk in the light. You must copulate with the soul of the Lord Jesus Christ, or at least with the Holy Spirit that may have entered into your mind in a beginning stage for you to be walking in any measure of light whatsoever.
If you pick up this book called the "Bible," and you have memorized every single Scripture in it, and you have become a lawyer, and you have become a Pharisee, and you coming to me and saying, "Give me chapter, book, and verse," you can do that and be walking in total darkness. You are a liar, because your carnal mind has an intellectual knowledge of the Scripture.
Anybody not understand that? When I first came to the Lord, this book used to really confuse me. I could not understand it, I could not accept any of the teachings or the explanations from any teacher in the church. I just could not believe anything that they told me, I knew something was wrong. That looks like a mess on the board.
Does anybody have any questions on this particular issue right here? We have two minds in this hour. This is a man, he has a human spirit that continuously copulates with the power base of Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, as he rules through Adam.
When the Holy Spirit enters into our heart, we have an opportunity of copulating or interacting with, or getting wisdom, or knowledge, or ideas from the Holy Spirit. When that interaction reaches a certain point, a new power base is formed in man, and it is called Christ.
Then we have the opportunity of going directly to Christ. What happens to the believer, and what is happening in the believer, commonly happening, is that from minute-to-minute, not from day-to-day but from minute-to-minute, from idea-to-idea, from thought-to-thought, he is jumping back and forth with his copulation between Christ and Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind.
You could be walking in the light in one area, and walking in the dark in another area, and it is a great snare to the spiritual man. That is a possibility that for the last ten years, he has heard from God in every area that he sought Him in, and a new situation comes before his mind, and in this situation he is walking in darkness.
Pride rises up and says, "I am a man of God. I have not been wrong in ten years, and I am right and you are wrong." Brethren, if we do not know that at least it is a possibility that we could have switched over from copulating with Christ to copulating with Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, in that one area, out of a million areas, if we cannot acknowledge that it is even possible, you are in great darkness and in great danger. Hallelujah.
Great danger of what? Great danger of treading Christ underfoot.
We are up to Verse 5, "This then is the message which we have heard of Him..." Of whom? Of Jesus Christ, the shape of the Father, and we now declare it unto you with words that are spirit and Life. Words that are going to enable your human spirit to be quickened. This is the message that God is light, and there is no darkness in Him, there is no sin in God.
Verse 6, "If we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in darkness, we lie and we do not the truth."
Brethren, this is a spiritual concept of a lie. If you know a brother that is doing this, it does not mean that he knows the truth. To me, to the carnal mind, if I were to say that you are lying, that would be somebody that I caught shutting off that fan, and I said to them, "You shut off the fan, you had no right to do it," and they looked me right in the eye and said, "I did not shut it off." To the carnal mind that is a liar, someone that knows that they are not telling the truth, but that is not what we are talking about here.
The truth is the Life of Christ, and the lie is the carnal mind or the life of Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind. What this Scripture is saying is that if you are a liar, you are walking out of Satan, and the church is filled with people that call themselves Christians that are not aware at all that they are living out of their carnal mind, and they would look at you and say, "How could you call me a liar? I read the Bible, I understand everything that it says, and there is only one interpretation, because the Scripture is not open to private interpretation; therefore, the interpretation that my carnal mind gives me must be the truth."
You are a liar, but it is not the same kind of liar as the man that looks me right in the eye and says, "I did not turn the fan off." They are totally deceived, they are totally deceived. Why? Because their copulation, the spiritual copulation that is necessary to remain in this realm of appearance, is with the Satanic mind producing the thinking of the carnal mind. The lie is the carnal mind, the lie is darkness. The truth is light, and Life, and it is the soul of the Lord Jesus Christ.
To get the truth, brethren, you cannot walk around waving this book at people. That is not going to give you the truth. Men have killed people in the name of this book.
I spoke to a young Jewish woman, intelligent, intellectual college girl, she was going to college in some small town, and she said she was approached by group of Christians that jeered her, and mocked her, and called her a harlot and a whore, because they were reading the Old Testament where God was calling Israel a harlot. How terrible!!! What happened?
They read this book, and they copulated with their carnal mind, and they got the understanding that caused them to attack this young woman, and everything that they believe is a lie, because the source that it comes forth from, the interpretation, everything that we read must be interpreted, everything that we see must be interpreted, everything that we hear and everything that we see is taken to the power base that we are copulating with, and forced through the filter and the processing of that mind.
Do you know that when you walk down the street, your mind is a computer. It is continuously taking in information. You may submit yourself to a meeting like this, and you know that you are submitting yourself to information. That is an active act of your mind, but when you walk down the street your mind and your eyes are seeing all kinds of things that are being filtered through your mind, and there is only so much that is being said here that you have control over to choose whether you think it is God or not, a large part of it, much more than you would even imagine of what you are hearing in a meeting like this because you are open to information. It is being channeled through the power base that is manifesting in you right now. If Christ is manifested in you, you are going to come away from this meeting increased spiritually.
If you are sitting in a meeting like this with your carnal mind manifested, you are going to walk out of here with increased error, because everything you see and everything you hear is channeled through the computer which is the power base that causes you to appear in this earth, then it comes forth in your mind in understanding. Your mind is a computer, it takes in the data, it analyzes it, and it produces opinions. There is no opinion that comes forth from these words. This is just data that goes into the computer that is your mind and, depending upon which mind it enters into, that is what you shall believe.
If you are walking in darkness, there is no light in you, and you shall receive a lie. Glory to God.
Verse 6, "If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness we lie...," You are copulating with anti-Christ, and you say that you know God, you are a liar, but you are a spiritual liar. Hallelujah.
Verse 7, "But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another."
What does that mean, brethren? "But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another." Brethren, for us to be at peace with one another, for us to have fellowship with one another, for us to love one another, we must all be walking in the light with Jesus. The love of God does not exist in copulation with the Satanic mind. If there is any hope for oneness between us, it is in that each of us will walk or copulate with the mind of Christ. Therefore, think the same way and come into agreement. "How can two walk together if they be not in agreement?" Brethren, there is no difference of opinion in Christ.
I declare to you, I do not care how serious a believer you are in Christ, if there is a disagreement, either one or both of you are not in the mind of Christ. We are in an in-between realm in this hour. We must have our unity in the spirit, and the love of God in a desire for reconciliation, forgiveness, and fellowship, because there is no fullness of the doctrine in this hour. You should know that there is no separate opinion in doctrine. The problem is that we are not fully walking in the light.
When we are fully walking in the light there will be no difference of opinion. Do not think if you get together with a brother, and you have no difference of opinion that you are fully walking in the light. You might just be having fellowship in your error. In this hour, we are just doing the best that we can. Most of us can discern the spirit of God, we certainly can discern the love of God, and the forgiveness of God, and the mercy of God, and we must honor and respect others when it comes to a difference of opinion.
If we can make a judgment that the person is sincere, we must put the differences aside and wait for God to reveal who is right. It is not even a question of right or wrong, but we must put the differences aside and wait for God to reveal the truth of His word. If you are having a confrontation over who is right or who is wrong, you are manifesting pride. That is a manifestation of pride. There is no right or wrong, there is just truth and lie.
It does not matter whether you are right or you are wrong, no, no, no. This is not a contest between believers, it is a question of which spirit is manifesting through you in a particular situation. We cleave unto one another in the areas that we can. Love, honor, respect, forgiveness, and mutual prayer, and we wait for the Lord to be revealed in truth, glory to God.
Verse 7, "But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin."
"But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another AND the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." What does that mean? It means, brethren, that if by the grace of God you have come to a place where your human spirit is copulating with Christ, you are cleansed from all sin. I do not know about you, but when the Lord first revealed Himself to me, I had visions of being covered with His human blood. I even had a minister, and I am not knocking anybody, I am not mocking anybody, we just have to come out of this.
I even had a minister tell me, "Take a Holy Ghost blood bath every day." She said, "Get under the shower and let the water run on you and turn into the blood of Christ." That sounds like the Catholic Church to me, that is why I did it.
I was sick and I wanted to get well. She said, "Turn on the shower and say, I turn you into the blood of Jesus." The Catholic Church does it with a wafer and a glass of wine. You cannot do that. Carnal mind, brethren. A carnal mind read this word, and that was the conclusion that this very well-meaning minister came up with.
How does the blood of Jesus cleanse us from all sin? What is the blood of Jesus? What is the blood? The blood is the life of the natural man. The life of the flesh is in the blood. The soul of man is not in your organic heart. I know that the soul is the mind, will, and emotions. Neither is the soul your organic brain. Your soul is in your natural blood, and if flows from the top of your head to the bottom of your toes. The life of the flesh is in the blood.
The blood of Jesus, therefore, is the Life of Christ. If the life of the flesh is in the blood of the natural man, the life of the natural man is in the blood. The spiritual entity called the soul of the natural man is flowing through your blood, but what is it? It is the adamic soul ruled by Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind. It is spiritual and it is resident in your human blood. When you lose enough blood, you die. You cannot live without your soul, the soul of the body is in your organic blood. The life of the Son, or the blood of Jesus is in the soul of Christ. The blood of Jesus is in the soul of Christ.
If the blood of Jesus washes us from sin, what we are saying, if you are copulating with the soul of Christ, you are not copulating with the soul of adam ruled by Satan, and there is no sin. Sin is in the copulation with Satan, Life is in the copulation with Christ. If you sin, if you copulate with Satan, but because Christ is in your mind, and you acknowledge that it is wrong, the Lord has made a way spiritually for us to run to the soul of Christ, and we are forgiven from the sin.
What we are talking about is going back and forth between two power bases that cause us to appear in this realm of appearance, and when we are washed with the blood of Jesus it means that we have been permitted the ability in a greater and greater amount to copulate with Christ, as opposed to Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, and as we do that, we are washed from sin, not from the sin of the past, brethren.
Do not misunderstand me, we must repent of the sins of our youth, we must repent of the sins of yesterday, we must get deliverance from whatever demons or curses are resulted from it, but that is the easy one. The tough one are the sins that we are committing every second of every day of our life that we call ourselves Christians. Do you hear me?
If we are continuing to copulate with the Satanic mind, sin is produced. Christ has to deal with that sin, Christ can deal with the sin, but are we going to go on like this forever?
We have been preaching that a lot in this ministry but never quite from this point of view. Is He going to go on forever letting you sin, and cleaning you up? You have got to stop copulating with the Satanic mind. I declare to you the problem is not dealing with the sin you have already committed. The problem of the human race, the problem of the church in this hour is to stop us from keeping on sinning. It is real easy for Jesus to break a curse and cast a demon out, He would have us cleaned up in twenty-four hours, but because of the fallen condition of our mind, we are still copulating with our husband, Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind.
The problem is that He has to separate us from Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, He has to stop us from copulating with Satan. That is what has taking thousands of years, not to clean up the sin, not to forgive us, not to cast the demon out. What has taken all this time is to bring us into a spiritual condition where we are no longer repeating the transgression. This is not a popular teaching, but I am sorry church world, you are going to have to get this straight sooner or later because it is the truth.
Verse 7, "...And the blood of Jesus His Son, cleanseth us from all sin."
Verse 8, "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves..." Every curse was broken when Jesus hung on the cross, every sin I ever committed was carried away by Jesus.
Verse 8,"If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us."
What does it mean the truth is not in you? It means that in this area you are copulating, the spiritual process that causes you to continue to appear in this realm of appearance, is not with the truth of Christ, but it is with the Satanic mind. If you believe that, that you have no sin, the power source of your existence is Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, and you have received a lie and you are walking in that lie. It is bad enough to lie, sometimes people get cornered, I have done it myself. I have done something wrong, and my boss has approached me, and at that time in my life I did not have the character to say, "Yes, I did it." I knew that I lied, I knew that I lied when I said I did not do it. How terrible to walk in a lie and not know it is a lie. What a sense of betrayal, what a sense of humiliation, when you find out the truth. I have experienced this, I have been humiliated when I have found out the truth, a betrayal. What a humiliation.
If you know the truth, and you are using a lie to manipulate something or somebody, that is one thing, but for you to be overtaken by the very lie, what an utter humiliation.
Verse 9, "If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
I touched on that before. If we have a bad moment which I do not know about you, but I do not think I go through one day without having at least one moment where I will copulate with my carnal mind in some area. When we do that if we confess it, He is faithful to forgive us.
For a while here, I was preaching very hard on confession of sins and repentance, and the Lord showed me recently that I did not have an understanding, a serious enough understanding of the separation between confession of sin and repentance. I did not understand it, that so very often people cannot repent.
They genuinely cannot repent, and the place to start working is on the confession. I had tied to do the two of them together in my mind, confess and repent. I would say to you, confess and repent, and the Lord came to me and He said to me that some people in their spiritual walk with me, the two are not tied together, that they might be capable of confessing and not capable of repenting for another year down the line.
He said to me, "When you see somebody with a problem like this, stay away from the repentance, and emphasize the confession." Do you understand what I am saying? He showed me that there was a very real separation between the two that I had not seen. Glory to God.
Verse 9, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
If we find ourselves copulating with the Satanic mind, and we admit and we confess it to God that we have done that, He is faithful to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. How does He cleanse us from all unrighteousness? Does He give us a bath? Does He put us in the shower, and say, "Turn this to the blood of Jesus?" No, the way He cleanses us is that He gives us the strength in this particular area to stop thinking with the mind of Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, and move over to the thoughts of Christ, and then if there were any demons to be cast out, or if there were any curses to be broken, He does it.
Brethren that is just a waste of time until He deals with your thinking, and the beginning of the process of being cleansed from sin is to confess that it is sin, and we cannot confess that it is sin until somewhere along the line we hear another way of thinking. Either you read it in the Bible yourself, or you hear it preached.
Then the Lord has to convict you that what you heard and read is correct, and that your own way of thinking is sin. Then He is faithful to forgive you and empower you to switch over in this area to thinking of Christ, and then if there is any ungodly fruit He will cast it out. Otherwise, you are just spinning your wheels.
I will give you an extreme example. You are a murderer, you go out and you do some barbaric killing to some woman, and you say, "Oh well, I admit I should not have killed, I am sorry." Cast the demon out and break the curse, and go right back out and you do it again.
Let us say you are a sick person and you say, "That woman has green hair, and she deserves to die, then you confess the killing. That is what they do in the Catholic Church. You go, and you say you are sorry for the sins, you say your hail Marys, and you are okay. There is no dealing with the root. You have to change your thinking, you have to stop thinking that way, and He is faithful to cleanse us from all sin. Glory to God.
Verse 10, "If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us."
Brethren this is a very popular teaching in the world today, that we are not a fallen creation, we have not sinned, we are not guilty, man is good. That is outside the church world. Inside the church world, man is good, it is the demons that are evil. Man is good, God looked at His creation and He said, "It is good, it is just the wicked demons." You liar. God looked at His creation and said, "The work that I have done is good," but in His creation was the potential for great evil, and when that evil manifests through us, we must confess it to be so.
How do we know that we are doing evil? We must compare ourselves, and our behavior, and our thinking against a standard, and that standard is infallible and unchangeable. It is even the Word of God. No man or nation has the right to stand up and invalidate the Word of God, and say, "We set up a new standard."
The Word of God says, "Thou shalt not fornicate." This nation is in great sin. "It is okay if you fornicate under this circumstance, and it is okay if you fornicate under that circumstance." No, it is not. "Thou shalt not commit adultery." "My wife is sick, she cannot sleep with me." It is not okay. "Well, we are engaged." It is not okay. "I do not have a wife, God did not give me a wife." You have to petition the Lord either for a wife, or you have to deal with your celibacy. It is not okay. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
"If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His Word is not in us." There is special dispensation under certain circumstances. If you are starving, and you have no food, if God gives you that dispensation. If God gives you that dispensation, I do not know, you have to seek God in everything.
I know that David, when he had no food, took the shew bread from the temple, which was forbidden. Be careful but petition the Lord, but with regard to fornication and adultery, there is no exception. Glory to God.
Chapter 2, we will touch on that.
Verse 1, "My little children, these things write I unto you that ye sin not..."
Why am I telling you all this? Am I trying to hurt your feelings? Am I trying to condemn you? Am I trying to make you feel like a low life? Do I hate you? What is my motive for telling you all this?
I once told somebody about their motive that they were not aware of, and they said, "Why are you hurting me like this?" Because, you have an almost nonexistent ability to discern your own motives, and God wants you to hear this. That is why I hurt you. I am sorry that I hurt you, but I hurt you because God wanted you to hear this.
"My little children these things I write unto you that ye sin not..." I want you to understand about the workings of your own motives, and the workings of the spiritual life within your own mind. Why? So that you can stop sinning.
Brethren, if you are the victim of your Satanic mind, if he calls you to copulation at will, and you willfully fornicate with him because you have no understanding of your own motives, or no knowledge of what is right or Godly in this area, ignorance is no excuse for the law, you shall reap what you sow. Yes, we have forgiveness of sins, but we must stop sinning, brethren. "My little children, these things write I unto you that ye sin not, and if any man does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous."
Even though we slip into fornication with the carnal mind, if we confess it and we repent, the judgment of death upon us is removed from us, because we are in the process of being converted over into the Christ-like way of thinking. You will still reap what you sow, you will still reap what you sow.
A lot of people get that mixed up, the judgment of death from God, the white throne judgment. The judgment of death from God for your sin is removed from you. Jesus stands up and says, "This person is repentant, and is in the process of changing their thought processing, but you will reap what you sow." That is a big error in the church today, people think that they will not reap what they sow, but we will still reap what we sow, brethren. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
Verse 2, "And he is the propitiation for our sins and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world."
He is the way out of the fact that we sin. This is one of the biggest misunderstandings in the whole church, which largely thinks that God sacrificed Him and drew His blood, and because He was sacrificed like an animal under the Levitical law, that our sins our paid for.
No, brethren, I am sorry to disappoint you, but that is not true. He is the propitiation for our sins, because He was crucified and resurrected, and He is, in this hour, pouring Himself out upon your flesh. He is sprinkling upon you, and because His soul life is within you, you now have a place of safety to run to. There is now a vehicle operating in you that you can copulate with whereby you will not be sinning. If you did not have Christ, and you stopped copulating with Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, you would cease to exist. Hallelujah. He is also the propitiation for the sins of the whole world.
Whether they know it or not, or whether they accept Him or not, each man in his own order, the hour is coming that His soul shall be imparted to every man, and they shall have the opportunity...in this hour, we have the opportunity to choose between Christ and Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind.
I do not have the whole answer on this thing, but there is a real possibility as God moves along with His program, and as this program of apprehending the entire human race intensifies, He may just be destroying the Satanic mind, leaving man no choice but to copulate with the Christ mind or not live.
In this hour, we have a choice. I do not believe we are going to have a choice in the future, I think it is going to become intensified, and we are going to have less, and less, and less of a choice. Christ is going to move into the hearts of men, He is going to start destroying their Satanic mind, and they will have to copulate with Christ or cease to exist. Glory to God.
Verse 3, "And hereby we do know that we know him if we keep his commandments."
Remember the word "know" is likened to carnal knowledge. It is a word describing intimacy, hereby we know if we are copulating with the mind of Christ. This is how you could tell if you are copulating with Christ or not. If you are copulating with Christ, you will keep His commandments. If you are living, if you are existing because of copulation with the mind of Christ, you will love your brother. It will come automatically, love, forgiveness, mercy, tenderness will automatically flow from your state of being. That is how you know if you are keeping His commandments.
Brethren, if you are in an in-between stage, if you feel unforgiveness or hatred in your own heart towards your brother, and you have been strengthened by Christ to the point where you could stand up and say, "I know that that is wrong, Father forgive me," you are not keeping His commandment. You are under the law, you are under the law, and your sins are forgiven.
For you to keep His commandment, it is a spiritual keeping of His commandment that will flow forth from your state of being, from your thinking, from your very thinking.
Verse 4, "And he that saith I know him and keepeth not His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him."
Here again, we have a spiritual lie. You do not go to a person like this and say, "You are a liar," because they could not believe you or understand you anyway. This is the Scripture's way of expressing a spiritual condition. If you are manifesting the mind of Christ, you are truth, and if you are living out of the adamic soul ruled by Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, you are a liar. A liar about what? A liar about spiritual things. I could hear somebody saying, "I have never told a lie in my life," but every thought that comes from him is out of the adamic mind and from a spiritual point of view, he is a liar.
Verse 5, "But whoso keepeth His Word, in him verily is the love of God perfected..."
What does perfected mean? What is the perfection of the love of God? He who has total control over his tongue is a perfect man. What does that mean? It means that every thought that proceeds forth from you is a result of your copulation with the mind of Christ. To keep His Word, and that word "keep" I remind you, means to guard His word, and what is His Word? His Word is the life of Christ. Keep it guard it, copulate with it and with none other. If you do that, the love of God is perfected. Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, is utterly tread under foot. "Hereby know we that we are in Him."
In this hour, everybody that I know, we are touching on Him. Some of our thoughts come from Him, some of our thoughts come from the Satanic mind, but to dwell in Him, to know Him intimately, we have to 100% of the time, every thought that comes forth from us has to be a result of our interaction, of our copulation, of our coming together and pulling away from the mind of Christ. This is what we are striving for.
What does it mean if you copulate with the Satanic mind and you repent? It means, "Father, I missed the mark. I had a problem and when I thought it through, it channeled through the Satanic mind, and I did not make it to the mind of Christ. I missed the mark." What is the mark? The mark is your goal. What is your goal? That every thought that comes forth from you should come forth from Christ in you.
We are in the process of an exercise, a program of success and failure, five steps forward and two steps backward, the end result of which, Lord willing, shall be that the Satanic mind shall be totally tread underfoot, and we shall dwell in, or abide in, or be in Christ, every thought coming forth from us. I do not know anybody, brethren, outside of Jesus Christ of Nazareth that has attained to this. We are in an in part realm in this hour.
Verse 6, "And he that saith he abideth in Him, ought himself so to walk, even as He walked."
If you want to come to me and say, "You do not know what you are talking about, I abide in Christ, I know Him, and I dwell in Him, and every word out of my mouth is of Christ." The Lord says to me that the proof of that is that you are going to walk in Him. Is your life a living sacrifice? Are you loving and forgiving even though they hate you and are trying to destroy you? If they come to rob you, are you saying, "Take it brother?" Trusting God to be your defense? If you do not have a job are you walking totally without fear? I do not know anybody, brethren.
If someone comes to you and tells you they are a manifested Son of God, you want to see the proof. You want to spend time with them, you want to get to know them, and you want to hear not one single solitary word that is not of faith come forth from their mouth or from their state of being. Do not tell me you are a manifested Son of God, and you are just being sued for adultery. Jesus did not commit adultery. Glory to God.
Verse 7, "Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you but an old commandment which was from the beginning. The old commandment is the Word which ye have heard from the beginning."
What is Jesus saying? "From the beginning, from the very beginning of time." What was the Word? The Word of God to Cain and Abel. The Word of God to Cain is "You do well, you too shall be accepted, but you submit to the spiritual man." He said, "I am not telling you to do anything that God did not tell man from the very beginning of the formation of the creation. Think only with the mind of Christ, and if you are thinking only with the mind of Christ, you do not have to bear the burden of saying, Is this a Godly thought or is this not a Godly thought?" God did it this way five years ago, He is going to do it this way, I should do this, I should do that. If you know that you are totally dwelling in Christ, and every thought that comes from Christ, then you just go with your thoughts, but we are not in that condition are we, brethren?
That is John saying, "I am not telling you anything new." What is he implying? We are a fallen creation, and because you are fallen you sin, and because you sin you need Christ. You must confess the fact that you sin and that you are fallen before you can be raised up again.
Verse 8, "Again a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in Him and in you because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth."
What is he saying? He is saying "I am not telling you anything new, it existed before the realm of time; nevertheless, the creation did fall, and because the creation fell, from this point of view." I am saying, "I give you a new commandment."
"A new commandment. On the one hand, it is an old commandment, but you got lost along the way. On the other hand it is a new commandment that I write unto you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passed and the true light now shineth." "The darkness is past," what does that mean?
It means that the age where Christ was not manifesting in mankind at all. The age that we entered into somewhere after the fall of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, when every human being on the face of the earth was manifesting the mind of Cain. The age of darkness, the dark ages is past. Why is it past? The light now shineth where? In one man, in Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and those few apostles in that hour.
What is he saying? The age of darkness is past, and the age of light is upon us. It must dawn in the mind of every single human being. If you are walking in the darkness of the carnal mind, the light is not dawned for you.
Do not pick up these Scriptures and run. It has to happen to you, and if the light is shining in part in you, you are blessed. We are in part, I do not know anyone that has made it, brethren. If you do, please come and tell me about them, I would like to meet them, or at least pray about it.
I do not know anybody. I was seeking the Lord the other day in these areas, and I asked Him about people like John Lake and Smith Wigglesworth, that did really mighty spiritual thinks. You know, they flew in the spirit and had great healings, but these men celebrated Christmas! They believed in the rapture! This is what the Lord told me. He told me that, that was an anointing. An imputed anointing of the spirit. It was no anointing of the Word.
If anyone hears this tape, and they could tell me something that I do not know, please contact me. I do not know of any writings from hundreds of years ago where they had a revelation of the Word, after the apostles. I believe the apostles had this Word that is coming forth in this hour. There is no doubt in my mind that the apostles had it, and maybe the early churches had it, but it was lost. I am talking about the last couple of hundred years, after we came out of the dark ages, I do not really know how long it is, I guess it is since Christ.
I do not know anybody that has this deep understanding of the word. It just started coming forth as far as I know in this country less than a hundred years ago. Christ was manifested. The Word was manifested. We went into the dark ages, and since we came out of the dark ages, there have been imputed anointings of the spirit. Great healings, demons cast out, traveling in the spirit. Smith Wigglesworth's creative miracles, people's feet growing back on, eyeballs that they were not born with manifesting. Great manifestations, imputed manifestations of the imputed spiritual life of Jesus Christ. No manifestation of the Word.
The Word, the true gospel of God, is the imparted anointing. What do we see in this hour? We see this glorious Word coming forth. I do not know about you, but I am very discouraged at the manifestations of the spirit. We have some healings here, God has mercy on us. I have never seen anybody's foot grow back on, and a lot of people are still sick.
What are we saying? We are waiting for the Lord to put the whole thing together. In this hour He is bringing forth the Word. At some point, He is going to bring forth again that magnificent manifestation of His spirit, but it is just not right now. For whatever His reason, this is how He is doing it, it is in part. Glory to God.
The darkness is past, and the true light shineth, but it has to shine in you, and it has to shine 100% in you, both in word and in spirit, for you to claim these promises.
Verse 9, "He that sayeth he is in the light and hateth his brother is in darkness even until now."
Brethren, I am not talking about the words that you speak to me. God is bringing us to a place where we have to discern our own hearts.
If you discern hatred in your heart, and you go before the Father, and say, "Lord I repent, I hate my brother, please do not let it manifest towards him, give me the victory," all the more power to you, brethren, but that does not mean you fit into the category of not hating your brother. You hate your brother, and you confessed your sin, and Jesus Christ is faithful to forgive you for your sin. That does not mean you do not hate your brother, you hate your brother.
What does that mean? In this area, you are copulating with the Satanic mind, and you are dealing with it in accordance with the prescription of Jesus Christ. God bless you, but do not be deceived, you are not abiding in Christ. Do not be condemned, you are in the process of conversion. Hallelujah.
Verse 10, "He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him."
I declare to you, brethren, the only way you are going to find out whether you love your brother is for you to go through the trial of your brother crucifying you. When the Lord brings somebody to you that is your brother...What is your brother? It is someone that is living in some measure in Christ, and when they crucify you, brethren, you are going to know whether you are walking in Christ or not. How? By your reaction to that crucifixion. Glory to God.
"He that loveth his brother...", It is all of these unstated things in these Scriptures, it is amazing. A carnal person reading this Scripture would say, "Well, I love you brother, you know, I must be abiding in Christ and there is no occasion of stumbling in me. I just gave you a big kiss when I saw you at church this morning. I love you. I lent you five dollars, and you did not pay me back and I still love you." Oh really? Really, watch out, watch out because that trial already has your name on it, and it is bolting towards you at 100 miles an hour. We are going to find out whether you really love that brother or not. Do not get condemned. You cannot confess it as sin if you do not find out that you do not love him. Right?
The trials and tribulations of God are righteous, because how can you get delivered if you really think that you love your brother? You have to find out that you do not, or that you do. There is no way that you are going to find out unless you are in the fire. Glory to God. Then you know what you have to do next.
If you do not love him, you have to confess it and ask God that the love of God be perfected in you. If you do love him, well then you go on to the next trial, until Christ be totally perfected in you, 100% of the time.
Verse 10, "And he that loveth his brother abideth in the light and there is none occasion of stumbling in him."
Brethren, if you love your brother, if God sends a brother to you to crucify you, and you pass the test, that means that there is not anything that could come against you that would cause you to stumble. Everything is in degree, let us not run with this. God can send someone to crucify you, and you can love them, and two months down the line He will send someone to crucify you in a more sensitive part of your soul, and you will not take the victory. I just do not want you to run away with this Scripture.
The second part of this phrase is when you get to the point where you really love your brother, and that means 100% of the time. Overall, that is a generic word, every brother. I do not know about you, but I find that it is easier for me to be crucified by one brother than by another brother. Why? Because of the sin in my own heart.
I find it easier to forgive certain people and certain sins against me than other people and other sins, because of my own hangups.
The purpose of the trial is to reveal, and expose, and bring to the forefront my own hangups, so that I could go before the Lord and say, "I forgave the other brother, why can I not forgive this one?" Then the Lord will show me the answer, and then I have to confess it as sin and go to work on that.
The point is, in any area that we would be crucified and still love our brother, there is no place to stumble in us, there is no possibility of us sinning, and what is our goal? What are we aiming for? To stop sinning, to get into Christ 100% of the time, so what? That we can be elevated back up to the high realm of the spirit. Brethren, you are not going to be a genius through the mind of Christ until you stop sinning.
We have been talking about this in this ministry. God is giving us such an exciting word. We are going to have all knowledge, all wisdom, and all ability over every problem but, brethren, that is not going to happen until you stop sinning. Your mind is not going to be restored to greatness until you stop sinning.
Before you can go to college, you have learn to read and write. When you get to the place that you love your brother no matter what he does to you, it does not say it there, but that is what it means, no matter what he does to you and you still love him. There is no occasion, there is no possibility of you sinning, and you can move on to the next step of the restoration of your mind to the glory of almighty God where your entire brain will be illuminated and vibrating the intelligence of almighty God.
Our brain is like a pea brain now, a fraction of it is being used. The doctors can not figure out why we have this big brain, but it is because it is going to be hooked up to God, brethren, and all of His knowledge, and all of His mind is going to be available to us. There is nothing wrong with knowledge, but there is the knowledge that comes from the studies of the mind of man and the knowledge that comes from God.
There is nothing wrong with knowing science, geology, physics, mathematics, there is nothing wrong with it. The problem is that when man gets this knowledge from the study of man, he tends to deny the glory to God.
We are going to know everything about this earth, about its history, about its make up, about the physical principle it is founded on, besides all spiritual knowledge, which the only spiritual knowledge available to natural man is Satanic knowledge. You are not going to have to go to school to get it. It is going to be a knowing, a knowing, glory to God.
Let us try and wrap this up. I do not want to go to a second tape. Glory to God.
Verse 11, "But he that hateth his brother is in darkness.."
He is copulating with the Satanic mind, that is what it means. It means that your existence here is because of your continual interaction with the Satanic mind, you are walking in the darkness of that mind, and you do not know where you are going, because that darkness has blinded your eyes. I think that is pretty self explanatory.
Verse 12, "And I write unto you little children because your sins are forgiven you for His name sake."
Adult people that are children in the Kingdom of God. I have heard this error in several churches, prophesy talks about the children and the people think that God is talking about the human children. No, He is talking about the spiritual children. You could be fifty years old, brethren, you are a spiritual child and your sins are forgiven you for His name sake.
How do you know if you are a spiritual child? You are still sinning. Do you hear this? Your sins are forgiven you for His name sake. Because His soul is in you, your sins are forgiven. If you are still sinning you are a spiritual child, still dirtying your pants.
Verse 13, "I write unto you fathers, older spiritual people, because ye have known Him that is from the beginning..."
You have known Him, you have had intercourse with Him, you have copulated with Him, you are interacting with the mind of Christ. The reason for your appearance in this life is that your thoughts are coming forth from the mind of Christ. God calls you a Father. You are a mature spiritual person. The reason you are in this category is because you are copulating with Christ. It does not make anyone better than another. Is an adult better than a two year old? It is just your state of being. If you are copulating with the mind of Christ in any measure you have entered in some measure into fatherhood, you are a mature Christian. We are entering into that.
"...And I write unto you young men, because ye overcome the wicked one..." Young men, you who are not fathers yet. Father, I suggest carries the ability to fertilize man's spirit. For you to be in the realm of Father, the words that you speak must have the spiritual authority to result in another human being conceiving Christ. That places you in the category of spiritual Father.
Then He says that there is another category, young men. "I write to you because you have overcome the wicked one." Who is the wicked one? It is Satan in your own mind, so you are copulating with the mind of Christ, you are no longer copulating with the mind of Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind. You have overcome the wicked one, but you are not yet a Father, you do not have the ability when you declare the Word of God to people to fertilize their human spirit.
We have three categories here: Spiritual children, whose sins are forgiven. They are still sinning, but their sins are forgiven. Young men who are no longer copulating with the mind of Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind. They are copulating with Christ, but their words do not yet have the spiritual authority to cause another man's human spirit to conceive. Then, we have spiritual fathers who have overcome the wicked one, and whose word has the spiritual authority to bring forth conception in another man's heart. Glory to God.
Then He says again "...I write unto you little children, because you have known the Father." That is going all the way back to the beginning of time. Even though you are still a child, you still have known the Father all the way back from the beginning of time, and your human spirit is out of Christ.
Verse 14, "I have written unto you fathers because ye have known Him that is from the beginning...," and you cannot know the Father unless you know Christ. We are talking about spiritual men that have powerful intercourse with the Christ within them.
"...I have written unto you young men because ye are strong...," You have overcome the Satanic mind. That means that Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, is tread underfoot, and the Word of God is ruling through you. Hallelujah. "... Ye have overcome the wicked one." Then He gives us a few admonitions in these last three verses here.
Verse 15, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world, if any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him."
That does not mean, brethren, that you cannot enjoy the things that the Lord has given us while we are in this realm? What this verse is specifically referring to is an occasion when the Father comes to you and says "It is time to give it up," and you love the things of this world so badly that you choose the things of this world over the call of the Father.
We are allowed to partake of all of the good things of this life until. God will come to you and ask you to give things up. If you think not, you are mistaken. He does and He will. This walk is not without sacrifice. Sometimes, He gives it back to you after you give it up, and sometimes He does not. That is what this verse means. "Love not the world neither the things that are in the world, if any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him."
When you are put to the test, brethren, when the trial comes upon you, when the crisis comes upon you, are you going to give it up, or are you going to turn against God? That is what this verse is talking about.
Verse 16, "For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of this world."
This is a hard word, brethren, but I am taking right out of the Scripture, and I am telling you that this is the Word of the Lord to the church. All that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, anything to do with this soul realm. Anything that is of this soul realm is not of the Father. It is of the world. When God comes to you and says, "Give it up," if you will not give it up, you are going to have to deal with your God. Maybe He will not ask you to, maybe He will. This is the word of the Lord.
Verse 17, "And the world passeth away...," This whole way of life as we now know it is passing away, including "...the lust hereof, but he that doeth the will of God shall abide forever." What is He saying? He is saying when the test comes to you, and God says, Give up," whatever it is that you desire of this world system, and you will not give it up, it means that the joining with the Father will not come, Christ will not appear in you, love will not be perfected in you, and when this lifetime is over, it is over, and Christ has not been perfected in you.
If you give it up, and you walk with the Lord, and Christ is perfected in you, when that which is of this world passes away, you are going to be abiding in the high realm of the spirit with Christ. That is what He is saying.
If you choose something in this world over the spiritual things of God when He calls you, do not go getting religious now and giving up things that God has said you can have. When He calls you, and He says "Son or daughter it is time to give it up," if you will not let go you will miss what He has made available to you in this lifetime, and when this life is over, whether you have given it up or whether you have not given it up, when this life is over, it is over.
If you have not given it up, you will not have the spiritual growth that He made available to you. If you have given it up, and this life comes to an end, you will have your position in Christ. If you choose the things of the world, it is for this lifetime only, and you have been set back on your spiritual walk with the Lord. That is what it means. He is not going to kill you, He is not going to put you on the racks, this is the Word of God. Anybody not understand that?
That was the last verse, "And the world passeth away, and the lusts thereof...," everything that is good for your soul, that makes you feel good in this lifetime, it is passing away, "but he that doeth the will of God shall abide forever." Hallelujah, any questions on this message today? Glory to God.