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We are going to start today with just a brief study on the three kinds of parts that are available to men. We have been talking a lot about being two souls, or having two hearts in these meetings, and the Lord asked me to start out with Daniel 4:16, it says;
16. Let his heart, (this the angel speaking to Nebuchadnezzar) be changed from a man's and let a beast heart be given unto him...
17. ...to the intent that the living may know that the most high ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will, and set it up over it the basest of men. KJV
So it is possible to have a beast heart, and we know that we are all spirit, soul, and body, and basically what we are saying here is that the heart that lives on the realm of the spirit is the heart of the living God, the heart that exists on the realm of the soul, is the heart of man, and the heart that exists, well you know when we talk about heart, we talk about seat of being, our basic seat of being, and we know the Scripture teaches that our body has a life of its own.
When the Scripture talks about the heart of a beast, it means to be living after the urges and the prompts of your flesh. That is what we are talking about, and what happened Nebuchadnezzar when the Scripture says he was given a beast heart, it means that, that which rules his life, you see the man was still spirit, soul, and body, but he was being ruled by his body, and the lusts of the flesh, and there are lusts of the soul, and there are lusts of the flesh, and the lusts of the flesh body are baser even than the lusts of the soul.
It is that kind of lust that will lead you to compulsive fornication, I believe it is that kind of lust that will lead you to drug addiction, and alcoholism because there is a craving in your body. Isaiah 13:6-7;
6. Howl ye; for the day of the Lord is at hand, it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
7. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt. KJV
The heart of man, that is the man who lives out of the soul realm. The Scripture says that the day is coming that, that heart is going to melt, and that word melt means to waste away with fear and terror. What is man going to be terrified of? For those of you that do not know, he is terrified of Almighty God, who is coming to swallow up not only the soul of beast, but the soul of man, so that the creation can live out of the life of God, and the Scripture tells us that the soul of man will be terrified in that day, that he is not going to welcome God with open arms and say, I recognize you as my Lord and savior, come and do the work that you have to do that I could live out of Christ, that, that is not going to be the reaction of the soul of man. The reaction of the soul of man is going to be terror, and fear, and even if you are a believer who God has brought to the place where your spirit is prevailing over the lusts of your soul, that would be fearful, that would be rebellious towards God, your soul is still going to be screaming, the only difference between you and the man who is not living for Christ, is that he is following after the lusts of his soul which fear God, but if you are a believer who is living out of his spirit, you are still going to experience fear, and the result of that will be conflict in your soul.
Sometimes we do not recognize fear, you know depression is fear, the psychiatrists will tell you that depression is a form of fear. Lots of time we have discomfort in our emotions and we cannot identify what it is, but if something within you is in contradiction against what you believe what God has told you to do, it is the soul of man in you and it is most likely a manifestation of fear, because even rebellion is a manifestation of fear. If we really believe that, if natural man really could believe that what God had for him was better, he would not rebel. He is rebelling out of fear, because all he knows is that his life as he knows it now is coming to an end and he is terrified.
It is like taking a child in to the hospital, he cannot see what is waiting for him on the other side, he cannot see the benefits of it, and for those of you that have any psychological background, there is something that is called the fight or flight syndrome, when and animal in the forest or a man is faced with something that threatens him, he reacts in one of two ways, either he beats and runs for his life, or he stands and he fights. This is what natural man is doing in response to God, because his carnal mind cannot comprehend that the changes that God is bringing in his life is bringing with them a glory that he cannot even imagine. Man, natural man is fighting or fleeing from God in an attempt to preserve his life as he knows it. It is a manifestation of ignorance, it is like your own children running from you, maybe on the first day of school.
School is good for them, you cannot survive in this world without an education but children are frightened. Whatever, whatever it is that you have for them that they do not understand and they will run from you, and sometimes the parents have to chase after them and Lord willing you will swoop them up in your arms and give them a big hug and a kiss and say, Do not be afraid, but you have to do that, you have to do it, you have to go.
This is what God is doing with mankind, but those of that are... the heart of God brethren is the soul life of Jesus Christ, which in this hour is available to all men, it was not always available. The Jews in the old covenant Israel, a lot of people get confused about this, they have spiritual power, they have the Holy Spirit, they had prophesy, they had communion with God, they had everything that we have today except one thing, the soul of the Lord Jesus Christ was not available to them.
What they had was the imputed anointing, because what is going to make us into the image of Christ is our new soul. That is the imparted anointing. The soul of man is desperately wicked, it is not redeemable. It has to be swallowed up by the soul life of Jesus Christ, which was not available under the old covenant. Everybody understand that, understand that. Glory to God. The heart of God is the soul life of the Lord Jesus Christ, which in this hour is available to all men, hallelujah. Ezekiel 36:26;
26. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. KJV
The word stony is Strong's #68, and it means a weight, used when they use to weigh things on a scale, they would take a stone and put on one side, and when the scale, and then they would put your food or whatever you were buying on the other side, and when it was even, you knew that, that was how much it weighed. It is from the word stone itself. When God says He is giving us a stony heart, it means He is giving us something that is weighing us down, and what is it weighing us down to? It is weighing us down in this realm of appearance, we are weighed down in this low spiritual realm, because our heart heavy and stone like.
Remember, the heart is the seed of life, and when Jesus got a new heart, He walked through walls. This body just responds to the heart that is within you. Glory to God. The word flesh in that Scripture is used of living creatures. He said, I am going to take away your stony heart and I am going to give you a heart that lives. What is he saying? He is saying that natural man has a heart that is dead. Has He not been telling us that in these last meetings, that this realm of appearance is Hades? It is the realm of death, and He is going to give us a heart that lives.
I want to suggest to you that the flesh man with his stone heart was prototype, it was a model, he is a model of the creation of God. Most people believe that when it says in Genesis 1 that God created man, that man is already created, man is not already created, he is in the process of being created, but God is so mighty, that the models, the precursors, the forerunners of what the reality is going to be, has a form of existence. This is where people stumble because they cannot understand it.
It is like, you know how you see in the science fiction movies, I used to watch Star Trek a lot, and when they wanted to make an android, they take this big lump of clay and then somehow by some witchcraft power, they implied life to the android, only in witchcraft when they do it, the android just lays there like a lump of clay, he has no life. When God does it, the lump of clay has an existence, that is what we are, we are the lump of clay out which God is forming His creation, but we have a form of existence and because we have that form of existence, it confuses us and we think that we are the real thing, but we are not, we are not the real thing, we are the lump of clay and we are waiting to be completed. God asked me to tell this to you, that man is prototype, that is the word that means, I am going to read you the Webster's definition of prototype: an original model on which something is patterned.
We are the pattern of the creation of God. An individual that exhibits the essential features of a later type, standard or typical example. When God finishes with us, we are going to look like this, but inside, our makeup is going to be different. Glory to God. The living soul, Adam, in whom the ruling spirit is Satan, he is the prototype of God's creation. He is a model, he is designed to exist for a season, that is us, we are designed to exist for a season, but because the season is going on for thousands of years, man in the darkness of his mind thinks that we are it. Then when God comes to put the finishing touches on us, He fights with all of His power, glory to God.
We are designed to exist for a season, and then be converted into the real thing, man's heart is dense, thus weighing him down to this natural realm, he has mind of his own, that mind which is in us is at enmity with God, and its name is Satan. Hallelujah. 1 John 5:11;
1 JOHN 5:11
11. And this is the record that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His son. KJV
We are all waiting for Jesus Christ to be added to us and brethren, we are not talking about the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the vehicle which will ultimately bring forth the life of Jesus Christ in us, the Holy Spirit is the servant, glory to God. If you cannot receive it, I ask you to pray about it. John 20:34;
34. One of the soldiers with a spear pierced Jesus side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. KJV
When the prototype receives the soul life and the Spirit of Jesus Christ in its fulness, he will have become God's creation in reality. Jesus poured out blood and water for us brethren, He said we had to be born of the Spirit, we have to be born twice. We have to be born of the soul life which is what we get from our mother and father, and we have to be born of the Spirit of God, and if this is the first message you are hearing, we have many messages describing the process by which man births the son. The Holy Spirit is not the life of God, it is the earnest of our inheritance, it is the down payment, it is a small mark that we get whose work is to bring forth the soul life of Christ in us by which we receive eternal life. Hallelujah. Jeremiah 24:7;
7. And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be there God, for they shall return unto me with their whole heart. KJV
You cannot know the Lord if you do not have a heart that can recognize Him. Man's mind that is darkened cannot recognize God. Matthew 16:17 says;
17. Blessed art thou Simon Barjona, for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. KJV
In case you do not know what that Scripture is talking about, Simon had discerned that the natural man Jesus Christ of Nazareth was the son of God. Jesus said to him, You could not have known that unless my Father in heaven revealed it to you. Where is heaven? Heaven is the realm of the spirit that was in Simon Barjona, it was the life, the spiritual life of God that was in him that gave him wisdom and knowledge to recognize the son of God, and that is why as we move on in Christ, we find the more we move into Christ, the less people know who we are, they do not know who we are, they mock us, they deride us, and everything that we are doing, they say it is not God, because they do not have the heart of God, and then you will meet someone, you know, you will meet someone, and they will recognize you like that, and you will say, Well how did that happen?
Because brethren, from birth that person had something of God in them that recognized you. This is a very hard word, but there are many people in the church today that do not have the heart of God, they have received the Holy Spirit, but they do not have the heart of God. The Scripture does not say you are going to recognize another believer by the Holy Spirit, you are going to recognize it by the Father, is that not what we just read? My father which is in heaven revealed it to you. The Holy Spirit is not the Father, where is the Father? The Father is one with Jesus.
To have this ability, you have to have the soul or at least the emerging soul of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that comes after the Holy Spirit has fertilized your spirit, it is not the Holy Spirit Himself, glory to god. Jeremiah 4:4;
4. Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah. KJV
The word circumcise means to cut off at the point, to blunt arrows, and it means to make to be good for nothing. This is a definition that we do not generally hear because circumcise, every time I ever heard the word circumcise, it is referring to that surgical procedure on males that prepares them for the Lord. What Strong's #4135 says, it means to cut off at the point, to blunt something, and to make it good for nothing, to cut it down, to cut it off, to destroy.
When God is saying, Circumcise your heart, He is saying, Cut down the heart of man in you that is at enmity with me, that is alienating you from me. I use to think it meant the shedding of the body, but it means more than that, it means, Cut down and destroy your natural heart that is turning you against me. The word to take away, it means to cause to depart from the law. The realm that the natural heart dwells in is the realm of the law, because the natural man is a criminal, he cannot keep the law of God, and I have had a lot of teaching on this, the natural man cannot keep the law of God, therefore he is under the law, because Paul said the law is not for a righteous man, the law is only there for people that cannot keep it, that it should strengthen you. If your natural heart is to go out and happily fornicate, if no one told man that fornication or that copulation outside of marriage was wrong, he would just fornicate with anyone he wanted to. That is our natural state of being.
The law says, Thou shalt not fornicate. Therefore if you are blessed, it will be a restraint upon you and you will not do it. Man is in the realm of the law. When He says, circumcise your heart, what He is saying is, take away the soul by which you are under the law because it is incapable of keeping the law, so therefore you need a law to tell you what is right and wrong because you cannot keep the spiritual law of God, you do not know what is right in your own heart automatically. Because of your spiritual condition, you have to have a law that says, Thou shalt not. The Scripture says, Circumcise your heart, get rid of that heart that is a criminal, that cannot recognize the spiritual law of God, and therefore needs to be under a law that says, Thou shalt not. Glory to God. Jeremiah 32:39;
39. And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me forever, for the good of them and their children thereafter. KJV
A lot of people come to me and say, Why should I follow God, why should I keep the law, why should I do these things? Someone, most recently, it was just a few weeks ago, why do I take my children to church every Sunday? My neighbor down the street does not take her children to church. She is happily fornicating, she is doing everything wrong. My answer to that sister, and my answer to anyone listening to this message is that you are doing it for your children, because there are a lot of people that are in sin and the judgment are not falling on them in this hour.
The answer brethren, this is very important, you are doing it for your children, because if your breaking the law of God, the judgments will fall on your children, and if not your children, on your grandchildren. That is why you are doing it, for your children, to save their life. The word way means lifestyle, a mode of action, a direction, an experience, a way of worshiping God. The Lord says I am going to give you one heart and one way, that they may fear me, it is plural, I am going to give them one heart and one way, I am going to give them one soul and one motive, worshiping God, that they might fear me forever for the good of them and their children thereafter. Jeremiah 49:22;
22. Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah, and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. KJV
To go up means to ascend, to rise before those who are watching, and it is used to describe any vapor or smoke which ascends. When we talk about vapor and smoke, we are talking about spirit, we are talking about the ascension of spirit, it is also used of a seed that is sprouting. Now this is very interesting, it also means to overlay with. 1 Kings 10:17;
1 KINGS 10:17
17. And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold, three pounds of gold went to one shield. KJV
Those words went to is Strong's #5927 which is translated to go up in Jeremiah 49:22, and it means to overlay the shield with gold. For those of you that do not know that this is happening to us, let me just take a minute to show it to you. According to the teaching of the way the tabernacle was built, we are wood, the living soul is wood, it is the prototype, and we are being overlaid with gold, the tabernacle was overlaid with gold, the wood was utterly preserved but all that you could see from the outside was the gold, and this is the life of Christ. Gold means deity. This is what, we are in the process of this happening to us. Obviously when you are overlaid with gold, you are incorruptible, if you are a wood shield, if you are a shield that a warrior goes out to war with and an arrow, the shield, it could split the shield, it could break it, it could knock it down, but when that shield is overlaid with gold, the enemy or the arrows or the weapons coming against it, at the very worst it could dent it, but there is no way it is going to touch the wood underneath which is vulnerable. We are talking about this prophetic Scripture in Jeremiah 49:22, it says;
22. Behold he shall (they are talking about Messiah), come up and fly as the eagle, and spread His wings over Bozrah, and at that day shall the hearts of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. KJV
Now he is going to rise up and he is going to spread his wings over Bozrah. The word spread means to disperse, to stretch, to spread oneself out, and it is from the idea of being broken and rearranged, and we were just talking about that in the last meeting that when God resurrected Jesus' body, what He did was apply a supernatural energy source known as the Father, because God is energy, He applied it to the carcass, the dead body of the natural man Jesus Christ of Nazareth, broke into down into its basic molecules and rearranged it into a spiritual man that was incorruptible.
That is the technicality of the resurrection of the dead. We are talking about Messiah here, He is going to rise up as a vapor and fly as the eagle, now the eagle flies in the heavenlies and what that means is that you are functioning as a spiritual being. This is a metaphor that is used in the Scriptures a lot. When you fly as the eagle, it means you are functioning as a spiritual being, and we know that we are being converted right now, our spiritual senses are being developed, and we are learning how to fly, we are baby eagles, and we are learning how to function in the realm of the spirit, glory to God.
What the Scriptures, what the prophet is talking about here is the natural man, and from within the natural man, Christ is coming forth. We have had teachings, He is here in a laying down position, that is how He starts out, but the Scripture says that He is going to stand up and He is spirit, He is going to rise up like a vapor, He is going to stand up from this position here, He is going to stand up straight, and when He stands up, He is going to radiate forth, glory to God, we have been talking about this the last few weeks, He cannot radiate forth when He is lying down, but when He stands up in full spiritual power, He stands up and He radiates forth beyond this natural body.
This is the body here, we have had a lot of teachings on that, spirit can penetrate beyond the body and reach outward. It is not a situation like this where you have Satan and you have Christ and they are struggling, because at that point they would be equal. He is so great, He is going to spread out and overtake. He is not only resisting Satan from within, He is also coming back and resisting Satan from without, Satan does not stand a chance. He is fighting him from within, and He is fighting him from without. He utterly overtakes the living soul, glory to God.
He is going to spread His wings over Bozrah. Bozrah is a place in Edom, and it is famous for dyed garments. For those of you that do not know, Edom is a type of the flesh man, and it is the city, and the Edomites are the descendants of Esau, which was Isaac's son. He is going to rise up the Scripture says, and He is going to spread His wings over Bozrah. Bozrah is the natural man. The spiritual man is going to rise up from within Him, He is going to spread His wings out in spiritual power, He is going to radiate out from Him all of the way out there and He is going to overtake.
Bozrah is famous for dyed garments. In Bible days, you had to be very wealthy to have a dyed garment, it was very expensive. This is the type of the natural man that is wealthy, and the spiritual man is going to rise up and spread His wings out and despite all his wealth, He is going to overtake the natural man. That is what the prophet is saying here, Behold Messiah shall come up, He is going to fly as the eagle, He is going to function in the realm of the spirit and He is going to spread His wings over Bozrah, He is going to overtake the natural man which birthed Him.
And at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. This great powerful natural man, God calls him a mighty man, and we know in Old Testament days there were mighty warriors, but they are going to be terrified when they see the life of Christ coming forth in them overtaking them, they are going to be as terrified as a woman in her pangs. Hallelujah.
God just asked me to tell you that when a woman brings forth, she brings forth sometimes in great pain, frequently in great pain. The natural man is going to be in great pain, as the spirit man is birthed in him. That is what God is saying, and I wish it was not that way, but it seems to be the way God made it, that we are going to be bringing forth Christ in great pain, great pain and distress to that natural man.
We can expect these things, and I do not know about you, but I know that when I understand it makes life much easier for me, if I am in pain or if I am distressed, or if I am, whatever my problem is, if I know, that well it is just a part of the process that is going to end in Christ being born in me and if I could just deal with it and get through it, it is going to end in something wonderful that is coming for me, it really helps me.
I know some people, they do not want to hear it, but it really helps me. That is what is happening, He is going to be birthed in us in great pain, and if you see Christians out there that are having wonderful lives and they are dancing and singing and they have three cars and a beautiful house, and no problems, and they have health, and the only thing that, that means brethren is that, they have not started to go into labor yet. They might have the Holy Spirit, you know, but they have not gone into labor yet, Christ has not started to emerge in them, because He comes forth in great pain.
I do not deny that some births are easier than others, but there has to be some stress and some pressure and some pain in the best of births. You can expect pain and distress, but if you lay yourselves in line with the Lord, it will go easier for you, if you fight it, it is going to be harder, and that is the counsel of natural doctors to natural women, work with me and we will get through it. Glory to God.
We are picking up in our study in Isaiah 14 now, we ended with verse 9 last week, and I think we did verse 10 also, I am going to read the alternate translation on verse 9, and on verse 10.
9. Hell has finally summoned forth into the realm of appearance those spiritual sons who were separated from God at the beginning of the creation, even those spiritually mature males who are in the process of becoming God's creation. They have arrived at a position of spiritual maturity and power, whereby they are strong enough to overcome the flesh surrounding them, vibrates forth from it, and rule over it, by overspreading it with their spiritual life and power. ATB
That is exactly what we just talking about with regard to the prophecy in Jeremiah.
The fallen creation is liberated from Satan's tyranny at last. It vibrates forth, it confronts him fully as an equal because of its new found spiritual strength and they will shortly be strong enough to overtake him and swallow him up.
10. And the sons of God shall speak words of power with their newly acquired spiritual authority, the creation will respond and Satan will be subdued and placed under their feet, and it shall be revealed to the world that the proverb is true, Satan has become as weak as they. ATB
As I emphasized last week, Satan's weakness is a direct result of our new found strength. Satan is Satan, God has raised him up as a prototype of the creation of God, he is a wild venomous beast, he is lawless, he is incapable of being subject to the law, he is not changing, he is not being converted, he is not being saved. What is happening to him is that he is coming into submission to one who is mightier than he. This is the living soul, and this is the condition in which he was saved. We are going to find out later, God calls man veracious, we are veracious beast, natural man is a veracious beast.
If this is the life of Christ in him, the life of Christ is utterly oppressed. The natural type for it is Israel in Egypt. That is the condition of the spiritual man who is weaker than the natural man in which he is growing up, in which he dwells. I have spoken to a lot of people that are called to high places in God, and it seems to be very common, that if you are called from birth you have had a very hard life.
What seems to be happening is, that there is some knowledge in the soul ream of who you are and while you are still in your lying down position, the soul realm is oppressing you trying to destroy you, before you come into the spiritual reality of what you are. Satan, he is not changing, we are changing and as we grow up and we get to the center, even after that, that is not the end of it, then we have to start radiating out, this all takes a long time, this is spiritual growth and strength, it is taking as far as I know years.
I believe it can only happen in the appointed generation that the sons of God that are coming forward in the earth, and this is the function of the earth, that was a Scripture that we got last week, that hell, the realm of appearance, has manifested finally sons of God spiritually strong enough to overcome. What does that mean? Hell, the realm of appearance, the living soul, she has been birthing human beings, she has been birthing the natural man for centuries, for generations, and none of them found themselves spiritually strong enough to overcome, but she finally birthed a generation of natural man in which the Spirit of God is strong enough to overcome.
Hell, the realm of appearance is the female, the living soul is the womb of the earth. She is producing the human bodies in which the spiritual beings, the spiritual sons of God are coming forth in. That is her job, she is the woman. It is like, do you know what the type is in the Old Testament? A woman that keeps producing females. In those days if you were not a male, you were not worth anything. It is like a woman, it is like a wife who keeps having women, she keeps giving birth to women and finally in the last generation, she gives birth to a man. That is the reality of what is happening. The living soul has been producing beings on the soul realm for generations, and in reality she has been producing spiritual women, spiritual women, it is a girl, it is another girl, it is another girl, but in this last generation, glory to God, she is producing a manchild, and He is going to stand up in great power, He is going to rise up to this position of power, He is going to radiate forth, and He is going to rule, not only from within here, where He would be struggling with the living soul, He is going to rule from without here, He is going to overlay the living soul with the gold of His spiritual deity.
She will be preserved from within and from without. Hallelujah, glory to God, what an exciting message, what an exciting message! Oh, God, I wish the world could hear it, I wish the church could hear it, hallelujah. Verse 10, alternate translation;
10. And the sons of God shall speak words of power with their newly acquired spiritual authority. The creation will respond and Satan will be subdued and placed under their feet. And it shall be revealed to the world that the proverb is true, Satan has become as weak as they. ATB
Hallelujah, glory to God. We are moving on to verse 11;
11. Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols. The worm is spread under thee, and the worm covers thee. KJV
The word pomp means glory and splendor, it is translated both negatively and positively, which is very common in the Hebrew, we have talked about this, it is Strong's #1347 and I have chosen the positive translation of this word, Isaiah 4:2. In other words some people translate this verse to say, Your pride has been brought down, but God has shown me that what He is saying here, is that this being has lost his glory, the glory that he had when he was first created. Isaiah 4:2 says;
2. In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. KJV
That word excellent, it is the same word that is translated pomp in Isaiah 14:11. Isaiah 60:15;
15. Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations. KJV
That word excellency is the same word translated pomp. Psalm 47:4 says;
4. He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom He loved. KJV
That word translated excellency is the same word translated pomp. Glory to God. There are plenty of witnesses for this verse being translated positively, and you will see as we do the rest of the verse why I chose to go that way, although obviously the King James translators, by using the word pomp, it sounds to me like they translated it pride, but I do not see it that way, is that not interesting?
What we are saying is your excellency has been brought down, and the King James translators are saying their pride has been brought down. It is just kind of coming from a totally different view point. The words, Hebrew word translated brought down means to go downwards to a lower region, and it is used of a river flowing downward, and we know that in the Scripture, the living soul is described as a river, we know that pure spirit is described as vapor, gas, or steam, and water is the spiritual life on the soul realm.
The living soul is described as a river, and this word brought down, it talks of a river flowing down to a lower region. The word brain, is the word for Sheol, which is the Greek word Hades, and it refers to the subterranean world of the dead. What we have been preaching in these services for a lot of people, it is very radical, but we are saying that this is hell. We are the subterranean world of the dead, we are spirit, our life is spirit and our spiritual life is buried under the earth of these bodies. If we are walking after the carnal mind of man, the Scripture tells us we are dead.
We are preaching here that the realm of appearance is hell. It is Hades, it is Sheol, it is the pit. As far as the pit goes, we hear about the bottomless pit in the book of Revelation, it is referring to the soul life which is bottomless, it is never satisfied. Whatever you do to feel good, you have to keep on doing it, you have to keep on eating, you have to keep on sleeping, you have to keep on cleaning yourself, you have to keep on doing whatever it does that pleases you, the pit is bottomless. Hell is bottomless, you are never satisfied until you are swallowed up in Christ.
There is a controversial word viol, the noise of thy viols, most translators will tell you that it is a musical instrument but it is number, it is Strong's #5035, and if you follow it through in Gesenius, it really means a skin bag, if you ever see a movie or read about how people traveled in the middle east, they may even still do it today, and the canteens that they have are made out of animal skins. They are made out of hides, they are not made out of metal, like our boy scout canteens, they are made out of animal skins, and that is what this word means, viol, it is a skin bag and it used for containing liquids, and it is called this because of the flaccidity of the bag which means that when the water is out, the bag collapses. That is what we are talking about here.
That sounds very much to me like the human body. It got this name because it is a skin bag, it looks something like this, this is the part that you drank from, and it would like that when it was filled with water, and when the water was drained out of it, it would like something like that, somewhat like a balloon when you blow it up. Is that not the human body? Right now full and we are filled with fat, and if we are healthy you know we look pretty good and you can touch and squeeze us and pinch us, but what happens when the spirit leaves the body? Spiritually it goes flat, decomposes, and the only thing that is left, is the skeleton. Typically in the Scripture, the bones typify the spirit.
When the human body dies, and the life goes out of it, it becomes, this skin bag that we are in, becomes flat, and the only thing that is left is the basic shape which is the skeleton. You could say this is the basic shape of the bag, and when you add the water, that is the not the shape of the bag, if is filled out with water. I am suggesting to you, I am sure you picked it up by now, but I am suggesting to you that these viols are skin bags, and they are human beings. I have some Scriptural references for you on it. Lamentations 4:2;
2. The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how they are esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter. KJV
That word pitchers is the same word Strong's #5035, translated viol over here, and the Lord is talking about earthen pitchers. We are earthen pitchers, our soul is earthen, we are in a skin bag, and God calls them the sons of Zion, He says, The precious sons of Zion, they are comparable to fine gold, how they are esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter. We know that Jesus is the potter and that we are the clay. Job 38:37-38 says;
37b. ...who can stay the bottles of heaven.
38. When the dust groweth into hardness and the clods cleave fast together? KJV
Who can stay the bottles of heaven, and that word bottles is the same word translated viol, who can stay the bottles of heaven, when the dust groweth into hardness and the clods cleave fast together? I thought this was a very interesting Scripture. I am diverging off of Isaiah 14, and we are going to see a little more what this Scripture means. That is Job 38:37-38. The word stay means to lie down, to go to sleep, to be lain with, and it is used of a woman that is being ravished. It also means to be poured out. It is saying who can stay the bottles of heaven, who can cause them to lie down.
Who can cause spiritual weakness to come upon them, who can cause them to be ravished, who can cause them to be poured out, who can cause the spiritual life to be poured out of them, hallelujah. The word dust, and let me just read the Scripture again so that you stay with me. Who can stay the bottles of heaven when the dust groweth into hardness? This word dust, we studied this in our study on the creation, and it is referring to powder or grey rubbish, ashes, it is not the ground that the life of God has been infused into, it is the rubbish that the earth is made out of.
The phrase we are dealing with is when the dust groweth into hardness. The word groweth means, it does not mean groweth at all, it is Strong's #3332, and it means to be poured out as in a molten mass. To become set, to become connected. Glory to God. You could take that in two ways because there are two things that are happening to us, we know that this body that we are in, it is capable of death and that it decomposes right? It is going to become set, it is going to become set, we have been talking about this, this is our vile body, this is our vile body and it could die, and it could decompose like that, but the day is coming that we are getting a body and it is going to be set, and it is going to be permanent, and it is going to last for the life of the ages. We are being set within our own selves, and there is also something else happening. We know that we are all cells in the body of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that when we become permanent, eventually we are going to be joined to all of these other cells that are having the same experience, because you know the body of Christ is not permanent now.
You see if we have all of the body of Christ is not permanent, neither is the body of Adam permanent. Let us say the spiritual creation looks like a triangle, just for the point of argument. We have, each circles represents a human being that is existing in this hour in the realm of appearance. This is what the body of Adam looks like, but sister so and so dies, and brother so and so dies, and this one dies and that one dies, and what happens, what happened to the body of Adam? At the same time that it is coming down, simultaneously, that this body is falling, this manifestation of the body of Adam is rising. This whole creation is up and down, up and down, someone dies, someone is born, someone dies, someone is born, and spiritually this triangle is being sustained, but it is not the same vessels.
We mentioned here in a recent meeting that science tells us that every cell in our body is replaced every seven years. We look the same, we might look a little older, but we do not look like our skin has changed or anything like that, but scientifically, it is a scientific fact, every cell of our internal organs of our skin, every seven years it is completely changed, and that could be likened to the generations in the realm of appearance with regard to the body of Adam. It is being replaced every generation. How long to people stay alive. The cells are being, it is the same spiritual entity.
It looks like this. It is the same spiritual entity. Adam is the spiritual being, we will draw him like this. Adam, he is a spirit, but he sends out into the realm of appearance, he raises up all of these people, in the realm of appearance, and what he looks like, you do not see this, if you connect all of the circles, that is what he looks like. This is Adam. In every generation, each of these circles is being replaced. His external appearance, the cells of his body are being replaced. That is what it means. Glory to God.
This word groweth means to be poured out of a molten mass, to become set, to become connected. We are going to become set, become set and become permanent, in our being, and the body, well we know it is not going to be the body of Adam, by the time the body of Adam becomes permanent, it is going to be the body of Christ, we know that, but there is a body in the earth, there is a man in the earth, and the day is coming that not only is it going to be permanent, but that the joining and the connection between each of the cells is going to become permanent.
We know that there is no permanent joining between the cells now. If John Smith is capable of dying, how could he be permanent joined to them? The phrase we are dealing with is when the dust groweth into hardness, and the word hardness means fusion. Again we are talking about being joined together. The word groweth means to become set, to be connected. This is talking about actual fusion. The difference between connected and being connected and being fused, is that you can have something that is capable of being connected because you have a connection here, right? But you can unplug it. You can plug that plug into the wall, it is connected, the plug is connected to the wall, but you can unplug it, you can disconnect it. This earring is in my ear, but I can take my earring out. When something is fused, when you solder that, we are talking about construction, when you go in there and you solder that, that cannot be disconnected, it is fused together. We are talking about the dust growing into hardness, we are talking about the dust which we are, we are the dust, we are the rubbish He is making His creation out of, it is going to be connected, it is going to be set in the proper position and then it is going to be fused together and it takes, to perform fusion, it takes great heat.
Again, we are talking about the power of almighty God, man does not have what it takes. You know the scientists are trying to make a man, Dr. Frankenstein was not the first one, science tries to do all of these things, they do not have what it takes, aside from the fact that you need the spirit, you need great energy, to put a man together. Hallelujah, it is not know to man. So the word hardness means fusion, and it is from a root that means a ring, it means to revolve, circular, to go around, is that not what we were just talking about? The circle of life, this group of people die, they fall, and another group of cells rise up, but the spiritual being Adam, is sustained. We are talking about a circle of life that surrounds this spiritual being, it is a circle of life and it just keeps on going round and round and round, and it does not matter what these manifestations look like, in the realm of appearance, the only that matters is that this spiritual being is causing this to occur in the realm of appearance.
What are we saying here, we are saying that the dust that we are is going to be set and it is going to be fused together into a position where it is going to have the life of the ages. Did not Paul say tell us that there is going to be a world without end? Did he not say that the ages, there is going to be an age without end that we are no longer going to go out and come in? You know that expression in the Scripture that he went in and he came out, it could mean many things in the Scriptures, it could mean life and death, it could mean going in and out of the house. We are not going to go in and come out of this natural realm anymore, we are going to stay, we are going to get a life cycle in the realm of appearance that is going to be without end, it is going to be a circle.
We are not going to rise, we are not going to appear, and then disappear, we are going to stay, and we are going to start on a circle of life that is going to continue, the life of the ages and we are going to travel around it, this is going to be us, we are just going to travel the circle of the life of the ages, indefinitely because we will have become incorruptible. We are talking about the dust growing into hardness, that is what we are saying now. Ephesians 3:21 says;
21. Unto the Father be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all generations, age without end. KJV
The age without termination, the age without termination is Christ Jesus, He is the new age. It is not coming forth from outside of you, it is coming forth from within you, and when Jesus Christ emerges in you, He is the new age, He is that which has given you the ability to not leave the realm of appearance, but to continue for the life of the ages, Jesus Christ, He is the age without termination, and when He dwells within you, you will not go out from the realm of appearance. Hebrews 7:16 says;
16. Who is made not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. KJV
We are promised an endless life brethren, glory to God, endless life. It is the same thing, a life whereby you do not rise and fall, you do not appear in the realm of appearance and then die. We are entering into an age where we are going to enter into this realm of appearance, we are going to appear, and we are going to stay here, glory to God. Alternate translation of Job 38:37, the first half of it;
37a. Who will be able to bring down to a low spiritual realm and ravish the sons of God at will after the rubbish that they are made out of has been fused together and set into the proper order and dwelling within, and Jesus Christ dwelling within them, imparts the power of an endless life to them, who will be able to bring them down? Who will be able to ravish them, who will be able to overtake them after they are fused together, set in their place and indwelt by Jesus Christ, imparting to them the power of an endless life. ATB
Hallelujah, glory to God. The last phrase there is, who can stay the bottles of heaven, when the clods cleave fast together. We just said that the dust was going to be set and now the clods are going to cleave fast together.