036 - Part 5
SEVEN CHURCHES/BOOK OF REVELATION

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When someone is praying physic prayers against you or if somebody is manifesting against you, whether it be envy or hatred, whatever it is, the way it affects you is that you feel rejection, hatred or envy for somebody else. The tendency for unschooled believers, believers that are unschooled in these spiritual principles, is that they think that they are in sin. They think that they are envious of somebody. They think that they are hating somebody. They think that they are rejecting somebody else, but the spiritual reality is that someone is manifesting an intense spirit. If they are not actually binding and losing, they are raging in their own heart, envy or rejection, or whatever it is towards you.

 

There is only one way that you, as a believer, are going to come to a place in Christ where you can find out what is happening to you, whether it is psychic prayers or an intense manifestation against you. Do not panic. I went through this for years saying, oh my God, I am in sin. There is envy in my heart. I am in sin, oh my God. Instead of doing that, very calmly and cooly, just say Lord, what is manifesting in me? If the sin is mine, I repent, and I ask for deliverance. If it is someone coming against me, I would like to know about it so that I could do whatever you require of me to do, either pray for the person or just know that it is not me.

 

This is a part of spiritual warfare. It is grow up time. Most of us here were in a deliverance church. We bound and loosed for years. We are in high school now. We are no longer in kindergarten. Spiritual warfare is not in binding and losing. Spiritual warfare is in your emotions. It is hidden. It is concealed. The enemy does not want you to know that he is attacking you. He wants you to think that you are guilty, because you are not any kind of enemy or any kind of threat to him if you are walking around in utter condemnation. You are a threat to him when you are standing tall in the power and the confidence of God knowing what is happening in your own mind.

 

Your enemy is not even the person that is praying these physic prayers against you, brethren. Your enemy is your own soul, because what happens is that someone either binds and loose, or is severely rejecting you, is speaking evil towards you, is rejecting you as a person or is envious of you, what happens is that it goes forth as an energy. The emotion coming from that person vibrates forth into the realm of the spirit as an energy and it approaches your own soul. It says, hey soul, you are on my realm and I am manifesting envy. What happens if you are not schooled in dealing with this, if you do not have a conscious awareness of this, one hundred percent of the time your own soul will fornicate with that spirit.

 

Someone else's envy towards you will manifest in your mind as envy, probably towards a totally third person. Sometimes it is toward the same person, and you are running around saying, oh God, where did this envy come from? Somebody cannot stand you because of envy. The spiritual energy came to your soul and your own soul fornicated with it. You produced your own envy and now it literally stimulated you to envy. Can you hear what I am saying? It stimulated your own soul, which is unrestrained unless it is policed by the spirit within you. It stimulated your own soul to do the same thing and when you do it, then you are guilty of the sin.

 

So when you feel the emotion, you have to stop it right there. If you cannot do it, do not feel guilty. Ask God for the ability. This is not easy. I am not suggesting to you that this is easy, but if you want to be a spiritual man, these are the things that eventually you will have to be doing. You have to lay hold of that thought. First of all you have to identify it as sin. You have to identify it as sin, as envy as hatred as rejection. You have to say where in the world did this come from? If you stop it right there, and you find out it is from somebody else, then your soul will not fornicate with it, and you will not be guilty of sin, and God will deliver you from your enemies. So long as you are fornicating with your own enemies, what kind of deliverance is there?

 

So we are moving into higher realms of spiritual warfare. Actually we are moving into the true spiritual warfare. We have had some messages on binding and losing in this ministry. I acknowledged that it is valid in certain realms of the Spirit. I did it for five years and God honored it, but when you start to move into the impeded anointing, it is no longer valid. We enter into the real thing. We are not playing games anymore. This is what it is all about. So your own soul is your enemy. If your soul is totally destroyed and swallowed up by your spirit man, and someone is rejecting you or envying you, and that spiritual thought vibrates towards you and there is nothing in your soul to seduce, you have no problem.

 

They could do anything they want to you. They can hate you. They can envy you. They could be willing you to leave a church. They could be willing you to perform behavior that you really do not want to perform. If your soul has been totally swallowed up by your spiritual man, it is like a joke. They cannot touch you. They cannot touch your spirit, brethren. They could just touch your soul. They are no enemy to you out there. Even that man with a gun is no enemy to you because if you are in a spiritual condition where your spirit man has swallowed up your soul, if they shoot you, you will just keep on going. They cannot kill this body because the spirit dwelling within you will regenerate you.

 

Your enemy is not outside. You do not have to worry about the witches outside and whoever is praying physic prayers outside. Your problem is your own soul. That is a heavy word, but it is the truth. No one could hurt Jesus because His soul was totally in submission to His spirit man. They could not do a thing to Him except what He permitted them to do for the purposes of the Lord. Does anyone have a question on that right now? This is important. We are moving into the new move of God. We are moving into the imparted anointing. This is important. This is a hard word and there are going to be a lot of people screaming and yelling at me for saying this, but I am telling you the truth.

 

The Church world, by and large, is not under the new covenant. The new covenant is the imparted anointing. It is Christ in you, the hope of glory, and they are not under the new covenant. It is a new manifestation of the old covenant. Under the old covenant there was one manifestation of the way the Lord met with the Hebrews under the old covenant. There is another manifestation of the way the Lord meets with the Gentile under the old covenant. I may have this a little off, but Paul expresses it by saying the Jew shall be saved by faith and the Gentile shall be saved through faith. There is a shade of difference. We find it throughout the scriptures, shades of difference.

 

God approaches one group of people one way and He approaches another group of people another way. Under the old covenant the Jews were under the law of ordinances, which was a great burden, sacrificing animals and all of these rules and rituals that they had to keep. In this hour God has taken the old covenant to the world, and the world is getting off a lot easier than the Jews because their sacrifice is perpetual in the heavenlies. They do not have to slay animals and do all these carnal things. Jesus Christ is their sacrifice, but they are still a natural man under an imputed anointing, which is the old covenant.

 

I am sorry if this offends you, but it is the truth. If you want to move into the new covenant, the grace of God, you have to be spiritual because it is a spiritual covenant. No natural man is moving into a spiritual covenant with God. The spiritual covenant is between spirit and spirit. So that means you have to get a spirit that is going to join to God. It is not coming from the outside from your soul. That is the size of it. The only enemy you have is your own soul. When you take dominion over your soul there is not a thing anybody in this world could do to you. That is the size of it. Anybody have any question on that? This is really important. It is the basis of the whole new covenant. Everybody okay on that?

 

You have no enemies. You have no enemies. If you are in a condition where you are just moving into the new covenant and your soul is very strong and causing you all kinds of grief because it is much stronger than your spirit man, and someone is hating you or rejecting you, and you are suffering, well that is okay because God is going to use it for your good. You do not have to throw curses back at them and bind and loose on them. Do not fight to save your life because if you fight to save your life you are going to lose it.

 

Submit yourself to Jesus and let your soul be destroyed. Your soul has to die, brethren. It is not an abstract concept. I die every day with Jesus. You really have to die. I hear people in the Church world say, oh lay it down, you have to die to it. You have to die. Your soul has to die. The way it dies is that you refuse to fight back on the soul realm. You refuse to send curses back. You refuse to retaliate. You stand still and see the salvation of God. That does not mean that you are not going to get hurt. Yes, you are going to get hurt, but Jesus will raise you from the dead, and you are going to come out of this with an imparted anointing. We have to get our thinking straight, brethren.

 

This is the seven churches of the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ to St. John. It is part 5. This is the church of Sardis. We are going to recap Revelation, Chapter 2 verses 18 thru 20 which is the church of Pergamos. Verse 18 of Chapter 2. Write to the spiritual man of the church in Thyatira saying, the Son of God says the following things to you, even the one whose souls have been consumed by and converted into the fire of Almighty God. We were just talking about that. When your soul dies it is going to be converted into the fire of Almighty God.

 

And whose members upon the earth which function as the iron furnace of Egypt and the earthen oven to purify the living soul unto perfection have been glorified unto fine brass. What that is saying is that these bodies of earth that we live in and the souls of earth have been an earthen oven. The iron furnace of Egypt, which is the flesh, and an earthen oven in which that spark of life which is of God, has been inserted for the specific purpose of being purified. All of the pain and torment that you are experiencing in this realm is for the purpose of purifying your spirit man. It is for no other purpose. It is to purify your spirit man.

 

The result of all of this processing is that your soul shall be saved, which is the iron furnace of Egypt, and the earthen oven which is your body, is going to be glorified or adopted or made incorruptible. First it is your tormentor and then it is your servant, because when your soul is saved and your body is glorified it is going to be serving the purified spirit man within. So your tormentor shall serve you. There are a lot of scriptures like that. Nobody knows what it means. Everybody runs around quoting it. Nobody knows what it means. That is what it means, your enemy shall serve you. Your own soul and your own body is your only enemy.

 

Verse 19. I know how you labor to survive in the soul realm and I know that you are manifesting my agape love by serving diligently in the administration of my gospel, and I know of your belief in me for your salvation and your cheerful endurance, and your efforts on behalf of the work which was committed to Christ. Anyone know what the work which was committed to Christ? What is the work which is committed to Christ? It is the completion of the salvation of man. Man is being made in two stages. First he has been made in the likeness of God by the Father. Now the Son is taking over. He is bringing man into the image of God. That is the work of Christ.

 

And I recognize your work for the Lord and the spreading of His gospel more than I recognize your labor to survive in this realm, because when your behavior is a manifestation that serves God it reveals and it says to me that your spirit is being renewed. Carnal men do not go out doing the work of Christ simply because they do not have what it takes to do it. A human man cannot bring forth a child and a man without an indwelling Christ cannot bring forth the image of Christ in another believer.

 

Verse 20: Nevertheless, I have a few things against you because you let the living soul, which is your only enemy, which has all the negative qualities of that woman Jezebel, who tells you that she speaks the truth of God, but is a liar, to have authority over you and teach you the doctrines of the soul realm and to trick my people into fornicating with her and partaking of her false doctrine which is in reality the worship of other gods. The soul wants to rule, brethren. She does not want to give way to the emerging Christ. She has been ruling for thousands of years while man has been a natural man, and the hour is at hand for the natural man to bring forth the image of Christ, and the soul does not want to give up her power. That includes your personal soul. She is going to fight you to the death and she will destroy you. She will even let you be killed before she will see the image of Christ to come forth in you.

 

Verse 21: And I gave her an opportunity to admit that she was guilty of fornicating with the spiritual man, who was suppose to be exercising authority over her, and to change her ways, but she would not do it. Your soul will not repent, brethren, no matter what she is threatened with. She is programmed to oppose God. Your body is programmed to produce babies when you copulate. Do not tell me that God is not going to let you get pregnant when you are living a normal life with your husband. Your body is programmed to copulate. Your soul is programmed to rebel against God, and your spirit man has to overcome. Glory to God.

 

Verse 22: Look at what I will do to her. I will weaken her by stripping her of her spiritual authority and I will cause great tribulation to come upon her lovers, even my spiritual sons, if they will not admit that they are fornicating with her and stop doing it.

 

Verse 23: I will destroy her future generations with the curses and judgments that exist in this realm of death and the believers dwelling on all of the spiritual realms will know that I am the one who can see into the innermost being and motives of men. I will recompense each and every one of you according to the deeds that you do.

 

So we have here a church involved in the spiritual work of the Lord Jesus Christ which has some members who are rejecting the true doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ and the judgment upon her is that she cannot come forth in the image of Christ. Doctrine is an essential element. Christ cannot appear in you while you are preaching and entertaining and believing a false doctrine because He is the Truth. When He appears in you, you are going to have the complete true doctrine. If you are opposing it and choosing the doctrines of the carnal mind, the judgment upon you, which is basically reaping what you have sown, is that you will not bring forth offspring with the life of God, but you will continue to reproduce on the soul realm. Glory to God.

 

Verse 24: But I say to the rest of the believers in Thyatira who do not have this doctrine and who have not experienced the deepest hidden part of their own souls speaking through them, even their own unconscious mind, which is Satan, I will not make things any more difficult for you than they already are. The Lord says that when you have a false doctrine, it is your unconscious mind. The depths of the wickedness of your own soul, Satan speaking through your mouth, the mouth that is being formed to speak the words of God. What an abomination.

 

Verse 25: Protect your cleansed spirit which is revealed in your agape love, service, faith, patience and involvement in the ministry of the gospel of God, and I shall appear in you. There are people that have a cleansed spirit, the beginning of the imparted anointing, and they are still entertaining false doctrine.

 

Verse 26: And I will give the one who overcomes his own soul and guards his cleansed spirit, until I appear in him, authority over his many membered body. The one that is overcoming, brethren, is Jesus Christ in you. He is overcoming a many membered body, and when He overcomes the false doctrine, when He is in this condition, when He has the beginning of the imparted anointing and He gets the true doctrine also, the blessing is authority over the body of Christ. I believe that is the spiritual body. It is really saying authority over the soul realm. The soul realm will no longer have the power to cause you to be smitten.

 

We were just talking about that. If your spirit man has authority over your soul, and someone is hating you, and it vibrates forth to your soul and says hate, hate, hate, and your spirit man says no, love, you have authority over your body. It is Christ in you that is going to have authority over His many membered body. Of course, what is wrong with saying hate, hate, hate? Hate is sin, and when you sin, you die. So when your spirit man has authority over your soul, you are going to stop sinning. He is not going to let it sin. He is going to police it. When you stop sinning, you are going to stop dying.

 

Verse 27: And He will rule His many membered body with a spoken word of authority from deep beneath the earth of their souls, and His many membered body shall be like clay pots which have been broken into pieces just like my Father broke my human body. Well this is wrong, and I am making a correction here. Last week I said just like my Father broke my human body into pieces, but it is not the body that they are talking about. It is the soul. We know that the soul is made out of clay as well as the body. Amen. The soul and the body is made out of clay. I think everybody here knows this. We are talking about Thyatira. We are not talking about the body. We are talking about the earth of the soul, so let me read that again.

 

And I will rule His many membered body with a powerful spoken word of authority from deep beneath the earth of their souls, and His many membered body, which is a spiritual body, shall be like clay pots which have been broken into pieces just like my Father broke my soul into pieces, and I will give him of the renewed living soul. His soul was broken into many pieces. What happened to it when it was broken into many pieces? Does anybody know? His soul, the life of the Lord Jesus Christ was poured out upon all flesh.

 

It is in the process of being poured out upon all flesh. A piece of it is in you and a piece of it is in me. His soul indeed has been broken in many pieces so that it could be imparted to the many and that His life can be reproduced in each and every vessel. That was how He was broken in pieces, brethren. He was crucified, He was resurrected, He ascended on high, and now He is a Spirit. He is not a man today. He is a Spirit and He is pouring Himself out upon all flesh, breaking Himself into many pieces and entering into the individual members of mankind. He shall reproduce His life and bring forth the 42nd generation, the children that God has promised Jesus in the Book of Isaiah. It is not natural children, brethren, but spiritual children. Glory to God.

 

Verse 29: Let the man with spiritual understanding comprehend what the Spirit of God is saying to the body of Christ in its various stages of spiritual development. The churches typify the body of Christ in its various stages of spiritual development. Thyatira has produced the fruit of the Spirit. They are ready to go on to perfection. Now I hope we all know here that the imparted anointing comes forth in stages. First the Holy Spirit fertilizes your human spirit. Then Christ is birth and when Christ is in full stature, and I am not sure about the timing. But at some point, Christ will join Himself to you and we liken this process to the formation of the human embryo or the human fetus. We know that it is a process.

 

I will put it on the board for you. First we have the female egg. That is one cell. It is an individual cell and we have the male sperm and it is one cell. We start off with two cells. This is the Holy Spirit and this is the human spirit. We have natural and spiritual reproduction here. When the sperm fertilizers the egg, he penetrates its outer circumference and enters right into it, joins with it so completely that it becomes one cell. Science calls it a zygote. The two cells have become one cell. When the Holy Spirit joins with your human spirit, you become one cell, at which point cell division begins. Cell division begins and this one cell starts to multiply and eventually you get an embryo. In human life you get an embryo and at some point the baby becomes a seed.

 

If that embryo becomes a fetus, and ultimately when it enters out from the womb into the realm of appearance, it becomes a child. Now what is happening to us is that there are different stages of the imparted anointing. Once the Holy Spirit joins with your human spirit, that is the beginning of the imparted anointing, and obviously a very immature stage. You become a zygote, one with the Holy Spirit. Then cell division starts, and the embryo that is Christ, is starting to come forth in your soul. That is the imparted anointing. It is the embryo of Christ, but it is not Christ in full stature. The next step is Christ in full stature. After He comes forth in full stature, if you remember the teaching, He rises and joins with the human spirit and He rules.

 

That is when you are un-defeatable, after He joins Himself to you. These are all different stages of the imparted anointing. The initial fertilization, which is a zygote, the embryo, and there is another stage in here. I should have put that down. I should have said Christ. Now this is spiritual reproduction over here. We have a spiritual embryo and a spiritual fetus. These are all different stages of the Christ coming forth in you. Then when He comes to full stature, He is birth, just like your baby would be birth, and He takes dominion over the whole vessel. At that point, brethren, He is ruling every aspect of your soul. He is joined to you and your life is hidden, and these are all different stages of the imparted anointing.

 

So what we are saying here is that Thyatira has produced the fruit of the Spirit. What is the fruit of the Spirit? The zygote is the fruit of the Spirit. There are all different stages of the fruit of the Spirit. Paul talks about the nine fruits of the Spirit. What the fruit of the Spirit is are the personality traits of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now why do you not have all of them? Either Christ is a zygote, or Christ in you is an embryo, or Christ in you is a fetus. When Christ comes to full stature in you and joins Himself to you, you are going to manifest the fullness of the fruit of the Spirit. So if you do not have the fullness of the fruit of the Spirit, you can look it up in Galatians 5:22-23. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.

 

If you do not have every single one of the fruits of the Spirit, He is not in full stature in you. It is so simple. Measure yourself, brethren, by the extent of the fruit of the Spirit that you have. Ask the Lord. You will find out whether you are a zygote, an embryo or a fetus. Let us not get religious and hung up on it, but you can measure as to how far along you are. That is what it is all about. Here we have Thyatira and they have produced some fruits of the Spirit. They are ready to go on to perfection. They are moving along in their process and they cannot go forward without the true doctrine. Jesus Christ is the Truth and He cannot appear in you with false doctrine. He will not appear in you with false doctrine. If you will not give up your false doctrine, He has to go to war with your soul to tear down the false doctrine.

 

You can either agree with Him and receive the true doctrine and go on to perfection with much less trouble or you can argue, fight and resist Him, and then He has to go to war with you and He has to judge you. There is no way you are going to full stature with false doctrine, brethren. There is not a chance. You are not going to do it. So they are ready to go on to perfection, but they cannot without the true doctrine. There are in the church of Pergamos those members who refuse to stop fornicating with the carnal mind and receive the true doctrine. They will not go on to perfection, but they will continue to reproduce on the soul realm. Doctrine is not only important, it is essential to go on to perfection. There are people who refuse. Now we have people that are manifesting the fruit of the Spirit and they just will not receive the true doctrine. The judgment for them is great tribulation.

 

The word great is Strong's #3173. It refers to both intensity and length of time. Believers who have produced the fruit of the Spirit but continue to fornicate with their carnal mind will experience intense tribulation of long duration; intense tribulation of long duration. I have met a few men that are really stubborn. When I say men, I just mean human beings. Some of God's people are the stubbornest people I have ever met in my life. I have seen them miss great opportunities in God and go into pain. There is one woman I know of who I love dearly. She is suffering for years and the Lord had me tell her the truth as to why she is suffering, and she would not receive it. She is going around calling up people saying why is this happening to me? Why is this happening to me?

 

God told her that it requires repentance and she will not do it. She will not receive the true doctrine. She thinks she is righteous. God bless her, but she thinks she is righteous. God help us all that think we are righteous. Righteousness is only in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be righteous when He appears in you and not before, brethren. There is nothing righteous about me or about you or about anyone in the soul realm. Jesus Christ is our righteousness. There is nothing righteous about us. We talked about this in other meetings. This is a very controversial word. The Church world hates it, but everything that is happening to you, you deserve.

 

Either you have committed a sin or the sin is on your family line. The sins of the father shall be visited unto the third and the fourth generation. Do not tell me it is unfair. God is righteous. We deserve everything you get and I deserve everything I get. All that we can do is ask God for mercy which will get us out of this cycle of sin and death that we are involved in. We deserve everything we get. No one is righteous, brethren. If we were righteous and all of this trouble was falling upon us, it would make God unrighteous. Do you understand that? God is not unrighteous.

 

Going on to Sardis. Sardis is Strong's #4554 and I could not find any information about the meaning of the word for you, so we will just go on to read what Unger's Bible Dictionary has to say about it. Unger's says Sardis is a city of West Asia Minor about fifty miles east of Smyrna, which was the fifth name of the seven churches addressed by John. This important city was founded probably as early as the beginning of the iron age and located on important commercial routes running east and west through the rich kingdom of Lydia, of which it was the capital. It was also made wealthy by textile manufacturing and jewelry making. Here are said to have been minted the first coins under the opulent Croesus. Cyrus the Great overcame the city in 546 BC. Wealthy Sardis citizens took up with mystery cults, notably of Cybele. She is a pagan goddess. Among the ruins of the city Artemis, the magnificent temple of the fourth century

 

BC survives in part as well as the adjacent Christian church from the fourth century. So we have a prosperous city. We have wealthy textile manufacturing, coins, exchange of money, jewelry and we have mystery cults; witchcraft. There just seems to be something about being prosperous, brethren, that turns people to witchcraft. Poor people are usually on their face saying God help me, God help me. The wealthier we get, and the more we think that we have done it ourselves, we the human race, seem to seek power apart from God. So this is the indictment of the church at Sardis, witchcraft and idolatry.

 

Verse 1 of Chapter 3 of the Book of Revelation. And unto the angel of the church in Sardis, write these things saith he that hath the seven spirits of God and the seven stars, I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest and art dead. Glory to God. The seven spirits of God we did in a prior message. What I would like to do is just read to you what we studied in a prior message, just to refresh your memory. The seven spirits of God are found in the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 11 verses 1 and 2. These are the alternate translations.

 

Alternate translation of Verse 1: And the life of God shall appear in the dead flesh of the existing one and a new generation revealing the life of God in man shall sprout forth from his spiritual substance. And the life of God shall appear in the dead flesh of the existing one. Who is his flesh? We are his flesh, brethren. And there shall be a new generation revealing the life of God in man. God appeared in the dead flesh of Israel. A new generation came and He appeared in the dead flesh of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. There is going to be a third generation of the appearance of Christ in the dead flesh of mankind. It is called the 42nd generation as you count the generations of men. This is the third spiritual generation. It is called the children of Jesus. It is called the sons of God. It is the offspring of Christ coming forth in man in this hour.

 

And the life of God shall appear in the dead flesh of you and in the dead flesh of me, and this scripture tells us that we are the flesh of the existing one. We are the flesh of Almighty God. Alleluia. In a new generation revealing the life of God in man shall sprout forth from the spiritual substance of God. Anything that you have that is of the Spirit of God has sprouted forth from the spiritual substance of God. It has not sprouted forth from your soul. It is not a result of anything that you have done or that you have. It is a gift.

 

Verse 2: And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him. In this case it is talking about Jesus, but the same promise is for the third spiritual generation. This is for us too. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon us and the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of Counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. When the Spirit of God appears in your dead flesh, this is what you can look forward to happening to you. All of the spiritual gems of God, which represent His spiritual substance and His spiritual life that will empower you to function in the realm of the spirit, where you will have dominion over your soul and be no longer tormented with pain and suffering, and you will no longer die.

 

That is what is being imparted to you. It is coming forth from within you. It is rising up and it is going to overtake your soul. What it is, is that it is coming forth from the substance of God. It has nothing to do with you. It has nothing to do with how long you study. It has nothing to do with how long you pray. It has nothing to do with the gifts of the Spirit. There is a man, a spiritual man, a spiritual entity that is taking on the flesh. He is not doing it in the procedure of being born in a woman like Jesus Christ of Nazareth did. He has had all of you born of women first. Now He is coming forth from within you by supernatural means. It is spiritual birth. Your human life exists first.

 

The seven Spirits of the Lord are broken down into three categories. The first Spirit is the Spirit of the Lord. That is the overall life of Christ. It encompasses the six following spirits, which are broken down into the imputed anointing, that which is given without repentance. The gifts and the calling of God are given without repentance. The last three are the imparted anointing, which is Christ actually coming forth in you. So first the Lord woos us. He comes to us by His Spirit. He is an alien in our bodies. He is an alien in our minds and He enters in. He is, indeed, the sperm that approaches the human female egg. He enters into our heart and ultimately He joins with us, at which point a zygote is formed and then an embryo and then a fetus and that is the imparted anointing. From the point that the zygote is formed, the imparted anointing starts to emerge.

 

The Spirit of the Lord is the Holy Spirit. Glory to God. The imputed anointing, the spirit of wisdom, the ability to make sound decisions which will affect your life. The spirit of understanding, the ability to discern good from evil. The spirit of counsel, the ability to resolve spiritual problems, healing and deliverance. This is the free gift. This is all in the form of the sperm that we call the Holy Spirit that enters into your mind. That is what you get, all of these good things. He comes with gifts. When a man courts a woman, he brings her gifts. Men used to bring women flowers and candy and jewelry. Maybe they still do. I do not know.

 

That is the gifts that He comes with, spiritual gifts, things that are going to help you, that are going to be a blessing to you. Then He joins with you, and when He joins with you, what starts coming forth in your mind is the spirit of might, which is Christ birth in you, victory over the soul realm. The spirit of knowledge, as Christ joins Himself to you giving intimate knowledge of the Son of God. The spirit of the fear of the Lord is full stature where Christ appears in you and swallows up your soul life. Your life is hid in Christ and you live forever for the life of the ages as one entity with Almighty God.

 

The function of the seven spirits of God. Alternate translations of Isaiah 11 verses 3 to 5. Verse 3: And this is what you are going to do when the fullness of the imputed anointing comes forth in you, and you shall live your very life in a spiritual and mental state of reverence for your God. When the seven spirits of the Lord shall abide within you, you shall not determine who is guilty or innocent in the soul realm by what you see with your natural eyes, nor shall you hear evidence and pronounce sentence upon sin as a result of what you hear with your natural ears. The soul realm has no authority to judge sin, brethren.

 

A lot of believers get all confused because there are scriptures that say judge nothing before the time. Who are you to judge your brother? Then Paul turns around and says judge righteous judgment and people in the church get all mixed up. Well it is real simple, brethren. Do not judge anything before the time that the imputed anointing appears in you. Do not judge by your soul. Do not judge your brother by your soul realm, but when Christ appears in you, you will judge righteous judgment by the authority of Almighty God that is appearing in you.

 

It is so simple, but nobody ever heard of it. I guess it is not simple. Praise the Lord. It is not simple, but when you hear it, it is simple, brethren. When you hear it and it gets into your heart, it is so simple. When you cannot hear it, you have all these carnal Christians running around making all of these terrible errors. Do not judge your brother unless it is Christ, in you, bringing forth the judgment, because if you do, the judgment is going to fall on you. If you cannot tell who is manifesting in you, shut up, or you are in trouble.

 

Verse 4. But you shall determine who is guilty and who is innocent in the soul realm by that within you, which is righteous, even the seven spirits of God or Christ Himself. You shall hear evidence and pronounce judgment without emotion, without any input from the soul realm for those whose soul realm is underfoot. You will pronounce judgment for those whose soul realm is underfoot. What does that mean? It means that if there is a believer who is being tormented by his soul, who is trying by his spirit man to take dominion over his soul that wants him to sin, you will have the authority, by the power of the risen Christ in you, to execute the judgment upon that man's soul, weakening it and giving strength to that believer's spiritual man. That is what you are going to do.

 

God is not out there to get you. Yes, He judges sin. He judges sin, but His whole purpose in judging sin is to weaken your soul and strengthen your spiritual man. Accordingly, as I read this, there is no judgment on people where Christ is not appearing. Because if you are filled with sin and Christ is not appearing in you, and I judge your soul and the judgment is death, what good is it going to do? The whole purpose of the judgment is to strengthen your spiritual man and to destroy your soul. Do you want to know why there are people out there running around involved in all kinds of sin, and everybody is saying why does God not do something, why does God not do something? I will tell you why God does not do something. Because His purpose is not to reign down hell fire and brimstone as an act of vengeance as man knows it.

 

I know the word vengeance is used in the scripture, but it is not the vengeance of man. He waits until Christ is appearing in you so that when He judges your soul, you can live in Christ. He does not want to destroy you. He wants you to live. So He will let sin go on for a long time sometimes, until His Son starts to appear in you, and then He sets out in all vengeance, in all fire, in the vengeance of Almighty God to destroy the soul that sinneth, so that your life can be hidden in Christ and you can go on living a life of righteousness. Men do not like this message, brethren. They want God to burn the torch forever, but this is the truth. God is not a man. God is not a man and there is no way that man is going to even begin to comprehend the heights of His mind until the Spirit of God is imparted to you. God judges sin for the purpose of making you righteous. He does not punish for the sake of punishment. Glory to God.

 

When you have the seven spirits of God you are going to hear evidence and pronounce judgment without emotion, without your soul realm getting involved for those whose soul realm is underfoot. You shall pour out judgment upon the soul realm by the spoken word and you shall slay Satan by the Spirit that dwells in your flesh. You shall slay Satan by the Spirit that dwells in your flesh. Remember the teaching? Satan is going to be pierced by the Spirit of God. He is going to be joined to him. He is going to nail him. He is going to crucify him. Satan is going to be crucified. Satan is going to be crucified and utterly swallowed up by the life of God.

 

Verse 5: And the righteousness of God shall protect you from responding to the emotions of your soul realm which compel you to sin. Apparently, you can have the seven Spirits of God without your soul having been swallowed up. Once your soul is swallowed up it is not going to be there trying to tempt you to sin. When Jesus Christ of Nazareth walked on the face of the earth, I do not believe His soul life was swallowed up. It was just under the dominion of His spiritual life. The righteousness of God would be so strong in you that it will protect you from responding to the emotions of your soul which compel you to sin. The faithfulness of God which is present in the Christ in you shall keep you, shall keep the reproductive parts of your soul from fornicating with the carnal mind. You are going to find strength to resist fornication in the indwelling Christ.

 

We are on Verse 1 of Chapter 3 of the Book of Revelation. And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write these things saith he that hath the seven spirits of God. We just found out what you are like when you have the seven spirits of God, and he also has the seven stars. This word, hath, we have touched on it in other messages. What it means is to possess. It means to possess. There is a lot of talk in the world about demonic possession. Demons get inside of you and they control you and they do all kinds of terrible things to you, but the church world claims that God does not do that. God will never possess you against your will. God will never possess you. You are a free agent who rules in the power of God. That is just a false doctrine glorifying man.

 

Let me tell you something, brethren. The Lord Jesus Christ intends to possess you as fully as any demonic manifestation you have ever seen or heard about. Except when the Lord Jesus Christ possesses you, it will be for your good, but He intends to talk through you just like mediums that submit themselves to ungodly powers. He intends to walk in you. He intends to use your members on the earth, to be His members on the earth. Why can people see it with demons and they cannot see it with God? I do not understand it.

 

But he hath the seven stars. I believe we said that the seven stars that he held in his hand were the stars, the heavenly beings. They live in the heavenlies. They do not live in the earth. They were heavenly beings and they were spoken about in chapter 1. He is the one that holds the seven stars in his hand, and when you get the imputed anointing, you are elevated to a place in the heavenlies. We are talking about Sardis now. He is the one that has the fullness of the imputed anointing and he possesses the fullness of mankind that dwells in the heavenlies. By his possession they dwell in the heavenlies. This is how he identifies himself.

 

Alternate translation of Revelation 3:1; And write to the spiritual man of the church in Sardis, the one in whom the fullness of God dwells, even he who possesses the spiritual man in the seven churches says, I know the way you occupy yourself, that you should have life because of the spirit which dwells in you, but you are dead because you are living out of your soul. I see I did not finish the first verse. Okay we will go back. And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write these things saith he that hath the seven spirits of God and the seven stars, I know thy works. Thou hast a name that thou livest and are dead. Now in the scripture, names typify spirit. So what Jesus is saying, you have a spirit and by that spirit you should be alive.

 

What is the spirit that gives you life? It is Christ. He is saying you have the Spirit of Christ, therefore you should be having life. We know that Paul has said that you could be dead while you are alive. He said that if a woman is fornicating that she is dead while she yet liveth. So what the scripture is saying is that it is possible to have the Spirit of God, to have the life available to you, but if you are living out of your soul realm, you are nevertheless dead. You can have everything, all of the gifts of God, you can have all of the promises, but if you are manifesting out of your soul realm, the scripture says that you are dead.

 

All these Christians running around with dove pins does not make you a Christian. Even prophesy does not make you a Christian. The gifts of the Spirit do not make you a Christian. You living your life out of the Spirit of God in your relationships with people is what makes you a Christian. You can prophesy in the church. You can heal and you can deliver and you can have a relationship with your brother and kill him. We have talked about that a lot in this ministry. You do not have life because you prophesy because Jesus clearly said that there are people that are going to be locked out of the kingdom of God and they are going to say we have prophesied and we have cast out demons. How can this happen to us? It is because you are not a Christian because you call yourself a Jew. But Jesus said you are not. We just studied that in one of the prior churches here. I did not say that.

 

Jesus said you have my Spirit and you have the promise of salvation and the gifts of the Spirit, but you are not Jews. You call yourselves Jews, but you are not. I did not say it. Jesus said it. What makes you a Christian? You are a Christian when in your daily relationships with people, you are striving to live out of Christ. When you fail, when your soul realm manifests, if you lose it, you repent and you ask God to help you, then you have life. But there are people in the church prophesying, dancing, talking in tongues, and falling out and they are fornicating. I know people personally that they are fornicating and stealing, and abusing the orphans and widows in the church. They are lying and they think they are Jews and they are not. That is a hard word.

 

Alternate translation of Chapter 3 Verse 1 in the Book of Revelation. Write

 

to the spiritual man of the church in Sardis, the one in whom the fullness of God dwells, even he who possesses the spiritual man in the seven churches. He says I know the way you occupy yourself that you should have life because of the spirit which dwells in you, but you are dead because you are living out of your soul. You have everything you need to be alive and you are not using it. You are not using it. You are yielding to the pull of your soul.

 

Verse 2. Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain that are ready to die, for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Now I had a really tough time with Sardis. It is the church that is described in the least verses, but the message I found to be most hidden of everything that we have done so far. This verse is not going to sound anything like this, so we are going to take it a little slow. Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain that are ready to die for I have not found thy works perfect before God. The word watchful is Strong's #1127 and it means to be awake, but it really means to be spiritually awake. This is Paul speaking. I Corinthians 16:13 says, Watch ye, stand fast in the faith. Watch ye, stand fast in the faith. He is talking about spiritual things. He says watch out that you stand fast in the faith. Watch out for things that are going to snare you spiritually.

 

This is Jesus speaking. Mark 14:38; Watch ye and pray lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit is truly ready but the flesh is weak. Watch out for your soul. Watch for spiritual things. Watch for the spiritual move of your soul that would destroy you. Watch that you enter not into the temptation of your soul. The spirit truly wants to be righteous, but the flesh of your soul will destroy you if it can through its weakness.

 

Mark 13:35-36: Jesus speaking. Watch ye therefore for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even or at midnight, or at the cock crowing or in the morning. Verse 36; Lest coming suddenly he finds you sleeping. Watch for the appearance of Christ, that you are not caught off guard. Well, what is wrong with being caught off guard? He comes with fire, power and judgment, brethren. It is much easier on you if you can understand what is happening to you. Watch in the realm of the spirit.

 

Evaluate your own spiritual progress. Evaluate your own soul. Understand and pray. Ask the Lord to understand what is happening in your life, so when you wake up one morning and there is a tremendous drain on your finances, you are going to know what it is. You do not have to let this drain pull your finances to three weeks before you get the message that maybe you did something that you should not have had to do and the judgment of God is on you. Observe your own spiritual life. Hopefully these things will not even come upon you, but when they come upon you, you can recognize them immediately, get right with God and do what you have to do and have it reversed. Glory to God.

 

Watch the realm of the spirit. The word strengthen is Strong's #4741 and it means strengthen. That is a correct translation, but not really as we would understand it. First of all, it is a reflexive word. It means that the verb refers back to yourself. To dress, to cloth yourself is a reflexive verb. To clothe yourself is what a reflexive verb is. What it really means is to turn with firm determination in a certain direction. If your soul is weak and it is sinning, and you want to strengthen it, you strengthen it by turning it towards Godliness.

 

So the word strengthen is correct, but it is really misleading. Do you understand what I am saying? If you have somebody that is weak, if you have a prostitute, if you have a drug addict, if you have someone that cannot take dominion over their own life, and you want to strengthen them, you show them what is right. You turn them. You turn them towards what is right. That is what this word means, to turn with firm determination in a certain direction. In this case it is reflexive to turn yourself or your own soul with firm determination in a certain direction.

 

We are dealing with the phrase now, be watchful and strengthen the things which remain. The word remain is Strong's #3062 and it means remaining ones, remnant, residue, rest. We know that we are a spiritual entity made up of many parts. We are spirit, we are soul, we are body. There is a satanic realm in us. It says if we are turning our soul towards righteousness, well maybe there is another part to us. We are talking about the different parts of our spiritual being here. Strengthen the things which remain which are ready to die, for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain that are ready to die for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Now what is ready to die? What part of our spiritual being is ready to die? Our soul, amen.

 

Strengthen the things which remain that are ready to die. I do not really know why Paul did it this way here, but I am going to read the second half of this one sentence. I am going to read the second phrase of this sentence first. I will read it to you from the King James. I am going to be saying basically, I have not found your works perfect before the Lord, so be watchful and strengthen the things which remain that are ready to die.

 

Alternate translation of what I just read to you. The Book of Revelation, Chapter 3 verse 2. I have not found you policing your activities. I left something out. Lord, help me this morning. I left one word out, the word perfect. I have not found your works perfect before the Lord. The word perfect is Strong's #4173 and this is the only time this word is translated perfect. It is the Greek word, politarches, and it is the word that we get politics out of. What it means is town officer, magistrate, ruler of the city; perfect. It really means police. That is what it really means. The way they get perfect out of it is that to be policing you would have the law on your side. It is a way out translation, but that is how they did it. The word before is Strong's #1799 and it means in the face of, in the presence of, in the sight of. I have not found your works perfect before God. I have not found your works perfect in the presence of God. Who is God in you? It is Christ in you.

 

Let me read it for you. I have not found you policing your activities by living out of your spirit man. So be aware of the spiritual things of God and turn your souls, which are ready to die, with a firm direction towards them. I have not found you policing your activities by your spiritual man. I have not found you policing your thoughts and your deeds if your spiritual man is not ruling your soul. The way you police your soul is to live out of your spirit. I have not found you policing your activities by living out of your spirit man, so be aware of the spiritual things of God. Understand what can happen to you when you are living out of your soul. Understand judgments are going to fall on you. When you are a spiritual man and you choose to live out of your soul, brethren, judgments fall on you. The harder God is calling you, the faster they fall, like how about a week. Amen.

 

I have not found you policing your activities by living out of your spirit man, so be aware of the spiritual things of God. Do not be in ignorance. Know that if you do a particular thing that judgment is going to fall. Know the law of God and know the consequences. If you choose to sin anyway, well then that is between you and God, but do not be ignorant when you have the law available to you. That is what the Lord is saying. Turn your souls which are ready to die with a firm direction towards the things of God. Take authority over your soul. I do not care if you are envious. I do not care if you hate. I do not care if you are rejected. Do not yield to it. Struggle with it. Fight with it. If you cannot take the victory, cry out to God, but do not say to your soul it is okay, let it rip. Do not do it because the judgments are going to fall on you.

 

Verse 3: Remember therefore, how thou hast received and heard and hold fast and repent, if therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I shall come upon thee. I broke this verse down into two parts. This also is going to sound a lot different than it sounds here. Remember therefore, how thou hast received and heard and hold fast and repent. First of all, the word how, remember how you have received, that word how also means how much. It is Strong's #4459 and I am going to use it that way; how much. The word received is Strong's #2983 and it is a much more stronger word than someone simply putting something in your hand. It means to take in order to wear, to put on, to eat, to drink, to appropriate for oneself.

 

We know that John was an Israelite. The Hebrew usage of the word means to receive a person and to give him access to one's life, so I am suggesting to you that what we have received of is Christ. This is no simple little thing. He is saying you have received of Christ. You had better not forget what Spirit is dwelling within you. The word heard is Strong's #191. It means to understand. We studied the words hold fast last week when we did Thyatira, and it means to protect. I have an alternate translation for the first half of verse 3 of Revelation, Chapter 3.

 

Remember then how much of Christ has appeared in you, and how much your soul has learned, and protect what you have and admit that even though you have the imparted anointing, you are still living out of your soul, which is your old man. Start living out of your spirit, which is your new man. Remember how much of Christ you have been given, and how much your soul has learned, and protect it. Hold on to it. The way you protect it is by admitting that even though you have the imparted anointing, you have not got it made. You are still living out of your soul or your old man, and that you are going to try to start living out of your spirit man.

 

I just want to give you Ephesians, Chapter 3 verses 9 and10. Men is in italics in that scripture. To make all men see what is the mystery which from the beginning of the world has been hid in God. Verse 10: Places is in italics in that scripture. To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church in manifold wisdom of God. The powers and principalities, which are in your mind, which are your soul, are going to learn in the realm of the spirit, in the heavenlies, about the purposes and the manifold wisdom of God. We are told in the first half of verse 3 of Revelation Chapter 3 that they should remember what they have learned. So it is the soul that learns and it is the spirit that has received Christ.

 

Remember then how much of Christ your spirit has received and how much your soul has been taught by the Christ in you, and hold on to what you have. Admit that even though you have a measure of the imparted anointing you are still living out of your soul realm. Stop it and start living out of your spirit. Live what God has given you.

 

Second half of verse 3. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. If thou shalt not watch, if therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come upon thee as a thief and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Hallelujah. John, Chapter 10 verse 10. The thief cometh but for to steal, kill and destroy. The thief cometh but to kill, steal and destroy. If therefore thou shalt not watch I will come upon thee as a thief. Now I am going to take some time to do a study here on the thief. I do not think we can understand what the Lord is saying to Sardis without this study.

 

The word steal, with regard to the verse we just read, the thief cometh but to steal, to kill and to destroy. The word steal is Strong's # 2813 and it means simply to steal. The word kill is Strong's # 2380 and it means to slaughter, to do sacrifice. It is the kind of killing that is done as a sacrifice. The word destroy is Strong's # 622 and it means perish. Now I took these words deeper. I went into Webster's. Glory to God. The word steal in Webster's is to take away the property of another. Now we know that the Spirit of God, that the Christ when He appears in us, He is going to take our soul. He is going to swallow it up. He is going to take it for His own. He is going to possess it. He is going to consume it. So to steal means to take away the property of another, to come or go secretly, gradually or unexpectedly, to take secretly or without permission, to accomplish in a concealed or unobserved manner.

 

Jesus is saying that if you do not stop living out of your soul man and start living out of your spirit man, I am still going to consume your soul, but I am going to do it without your awareness. Brethren, that could be really tormenting and injurious. Amen. Understanding just makes things better. That is what He is saying. The second thing that the thief does is kill. Kill means, according to Webster, to slaughter for food, to deprive of life, to consume totally. When Jesus comes at us as a thief, He is going to consume our soul totally. He is going to deprive us of life as we know it, and He is going to slaughter us for food. This may be offensive and it is offensive to a lot of Christians, but brethren, the Scripture teaches that Jesus is eating us. He is consuming us. If we are neither hot or cold, if we are lukewarm, He is spewing us out of His mouth. He is consuming us.

 

The natural teaching is when we eat a lot of beef in our lifetime. For example, you can spend years eating beef and that cow can have years of an existence as a cow. It stands on four legs. It has its own language where it moos. It has its own appearance. It chews its cud. Everybody knows what a cow is. It has its own taste. It eats grass. But when that cow is slaughtered, it loses entirely its own existence. It loses its life as it knows it. It loses its manner of speech. It loses its food preferences, and when it is consumed by you, it becomes the flesh on your body. Can you hear that? It is a hard word. It is a hard word. People are manifesting everywhere over this, but brethren, when Christ completely joins Himself to you, life as you know it today will no longer exist.

 

Father, I just pray that you quicken this to the minds of the people. It is a tough word, but brethren, I declare to you that life as you know it today will no longer exist for you. You will be Jesus' flesh totally. It is a tough word. It kills your pride. Hallelujah ! ! !

 

The third thing that the thief does is to destroy. Webster says that the word destroy means to ruin the structure of organic existence or condition of. Well I just said it. Your organic structure, existence as you know it, is going to be ruined. It is going to be ruined. It means to neutralize, to subject to crushing defeat. When you neutralize something, you stop its activity. Amen. If there is a plague, if there is a chemical reaction, and you want to neutralize it, you add something to it and you stop its function. Is that not correct? You stop it from doing what it is doing. Life on the soul realm as we know it today will cease to exist in the hour that Jesus comes upon us. It is a hard word, brethren, but it is in the Bible. It is the truth.

 

Man wants to believe that he is going to get the Spirit of God and that he is going to use Him as a witchcraft power. He is going to go out and do signs and wonders, and healings and deliverance, and he is going to be glorified because he now possesses the power of God. But I declare unto you, Church world, that that is a lie and that you are the one that shall be possessed by the Spirit of God. You shall not wield His power, but He shall wield your members. Repent and submit yourselves, saith the Lord, or I shall come upon thee, indeed, as a thief in the night. Hallelujah.

 

Going on with this point, the day of the Lord coming on you as a thief in the night, I would like to read you 1 Thessalonians, Chapter 5, verses 2 to 4. Verse 2: For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say. Who is they? The Church world. For when they shall say peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them as travail upon a woman with child and they shall not escape. When they say we have got it made because we have got the Holy Spirit and we are wielding the power of God. We are going to break those curses and we are going to stop you. We are going to fight you because we now have the power of God and we are peace and we are saved.

 

Sudden destruction cometh upon them as travail upon a woman with child. They are going into labor. When they have got the imputed anointing and they think that they have got it made, because they now have power to exist in this existing system, Christ is going to be birth in them and tear down this existing system. Church, God is not giving you power to rule in this existing system. He is tearing down the system. You are not going to go to Washington and be a Christian senator in Washington. It is coming down to the ground. Glory to God. Hallelujah!

 

Verse 4: But ye brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. If you can receive this word, brethren, that day shall not overtake you as a thief. We are going to find out what the difference is shortly. I have another reference. 2 Peter, Chapter 3 verses 10 and 12. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. I skipped a verse here because it does not follow the point. Verse 12: Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. I am going to do an alternate translation on these two verses and I am going to pick this apart as we go on.

 

Verse 10 of 2 Peter, Chapter 3: But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. The word elements is Strong's # 4747 and it means basic parts. What is the basic parts of man? Anybody? Yes, spirit, soul and darkness. Amen, spirit, soul and darkness. Now I used the word melt in both verse 10 and verse 12, but it is two different Greek words. The word melt in verse 10 is Strong's #3089 and it means to loosen, to break up, to destroy, to dissolve, to put off, to reduce two constituent parts.

 

Now we have talked a lot about this in this ministry. We look at each other and we look like we are one entity, but we are spirit, soul and darkness. We do not even know how many parts are involved in each of those parts. They are going to be reduced to the constituent parts. Have we not studied messages where we have talked about Jesus separating the soul from the spirit and the bones from the marrow? So we have witnesses that this is what God is doing. He is breaking our spirit, our soul, and our darkness apart. Right now they are fused together. Glory to God. The words burned up means to burn down to the ground and to consume wholly; to be burned down to the ground and to consume wholly. Now I am going to read you an alternate translation on that.

 

Alternate translation: But when the Lord appears in you, He shall take away your soul unexpectedly. Now what I am doing is I am including the definitions of kill, steal and destroy. I hope you can follow me on this. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night. So I am replacing the phrase a thief in the night with the definitions of a thief. But when the Lord appears in you, He shall take away your soul unexpectedly, secretly, and without your permission in an unobserved concealed manner. He shall consume you totally, depriving you of life as you now know it, and utterly ruin forever the organic existence known as natural man. And the spiritual realm of the natural man shall be destroyed with a great crash. That is the realm of Satan also. And the soul man shall be reduced to his basic building block even soul, spirit and darkness because of the great heat associated with the appearance of the Lord.

 

I want to read you the King James again for the last phrase. The earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. The earth being the human body. The human body also and its works, its carnal ways of doing things, shall be utterly consumed and burned down to the ground. Do you hear this? The human body, also, and its carnal ways of doing things shall be utterly consumed and burned down to the ground when Christ appears in you. You are not going to put a leash on Him and leash up His power and go out as some great soothsayer. You are going to serve Him. I am going to read it again. This is if you do not repent now.

 

But when the Lord appears in you, He shall take away your soul unexpectedly, secretly, and without your permission, in an unobserved concealed manner. He shall consume you totally, depriving you of life as you now know it, and utterly ruin forever the organic existence known as natural man and the spiritual realm of the natural man, where Satan dwells, shall be destroyed with a great crash, and the soul man shall be reduced to spirit, soul and darkness because of the great heat associated with the appearance of the Lord. The human body also and its carnal ways of doing things shall be utterly consumed and burned to the ground. A heavy word, brethren.

 

The Lord Jesus Christ is associated with the sun. Once you have had the experience of being fertilized by the Holy Spirit and the embryo starts to come forth, when he reaches full stature, he rises to high noon. He rises to a position likened to high noon, directly above the earth. Let me put it on the board for you. When Christ rises, he shall rise to full stature in you. He rises to a spiritual position called high noon, and he will let down rays upon your soul, and he will burn it to the ground.

 

Verse 12 of 2 Peter, Chapter 3. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of the Lord wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. The heavens, the heavenly realms, of course, are where Satan dwells. The word melt in this scripture is Strong's #5080 and it means to liquefy. We have had many teachings in this scripture, that to liquefy means to spiritualize. When you are solid you are in the form of ice. When you are liquefied, you are spiritual on the soul realm. To be pure Spirit like God the Father is, you are in a gaseous form.

 

We know that we are not going to be spiritual in a gaseous form because the whole point of His creation is Christ in you, Christ in the earth. First Christ is going to join Himself to you. Then He is going to appear in you, and then He is going to liquefy you. He is going to spiritualize you. You are going to become spirit. Jesus Christ of Nazareth was crucified, resurrected and ascended on high, and He is now a Spirit, and you too are going to become a spirit. Glory to god.

 

The word dissolved, we have had this before. I think this is the word that was translated melt in the prior verse. It means again to loosen, break up, destroy, dissolve, put off, reduce to constituent particles. The word on fire is Strong's #4448 and it means to be refined. It means to be refined, ignited or refined, set on fire or refined.

 

Alternate translation of 2 Peter, Chapter 3 Verse 13. Anxiously awaiting for the coming of Christ in us when the spiritual realm of the soul, being refined, shall be broken down into its basic parts. Those basic parts shall be converted into spirit because of the intense heat generated by the risen Christ. What this is saying over here is that when the Son of God rises to high noon, the living soul which is now captured inside of our body, it is going to be separated. It is going to be separated. It is not going to be the soul captured inside the body. It is going to be broken into pieces like this. Glory to God.

 

Anxiously awaiting for the coming of the Christ in us when the spiritual realm of the soul being refined, because when it is broken apart like this, all the demons come out. When I say to you when they come out, they die. A lot of people would disagree with me, but they die. They do not go flying around in the sky. So when the soul is separated from the spirit, now our spirit is up here with the Son. So we have soul and body that is left. The result of the separation is that the demons have been loosed and they have died.

 

Anxiously awaiting for the coming of Christ in us when the spiritual realm of the soul, being refined, shall be broken down into its basic parts and then these basic parts shall be converted into spirit because of the intense heat generated by the risen Christ. We have talked in this ministry about the fact that what happened to the body of Jesus Christ of Nazareth was that the energy source, the power, the heat known as Almighty God the Father, was applied to His body. It broke it down into its constituent parts. It separated its molecules. It separated its atoms and under great pressure and heat by the power of God the Father, converted that body into Spirit. Actually it did more than that. It did more than convert the body into Spirit. It joined the spiritual life of God, of Jesus Christ, His soul and His body into one Spiritual entity. That was what it did. Everybody understand that? We had a couple of teachings on that.

 

Let me put this on the board for you one more time. Instead of looking like this, we have been teaching here that the condition that we are in now is that we are a living soul. Our spirit is in the middle. This is our soul and this is our body, three circles, and the body rules. The soul has dominion over the spirit man when he is in his weakened condition. The soul has dominion over the spirit man and the body does what the soul tells it, but the ruling force is coming from the outside. What is going to happen is that the ruling force is now going to come from the inside. The spirit is going to be glorified. It is going to be joined to Christ. Your spirit is now Christ and the soul and the body will have been broken into pieces. There is no more firm line.

 

They are going to be similar to our universe, to our sun, with planets flying around the sun. We know that our universe has a sun and there are planets that rotate around the sun, and the only thing that holds them in their place is the force of the sun. The only thing that holds the planets in orbit is the force coming from the sun and they are in perfect order. They rotate on their axis. Each planet circles itself and then it is also in an orbit that circuits around the sun and there is nothing visible holding them in place.

 

Well that is what is happening to our body and our soul. The Spirit of Christ within us is going to be so powerful that the pieces that our soul and our body have been broken down into will be in perfect order, rotating on their own axis and circulating around the sun, which will be Christ in us. You see, if we were to have our spirit and our soul broken down into all these pieces in this hour we would die because the Christ in us is not powerful enough to hold them in orbit. This is the spiritual body. A mature Christ, holding in orbit by the power of His Spirit, all of the pieces of our soul and body. That is what the spiritual body is, utterly ruled from within, held in place from within.

 

What is holding our spiritual life in place now? It is the skin. It is the skin. We would fall out. We would pour out and die because we are in a fallen condition. So we are locked in this body. We are trapped in these skins. Our spiritual life cannot get out because we are in a fallen condition. When Christ appears in us, these skins will not be necessary because right now our spiritual and our natural life is being held in place safely by an external skin that limits us spiritually.

 

But when Christ in us is glorified, the skin will not be necessary because the pieces of which our soul and our body will be made will be held in perfect order and position by the Son of God radiating from within the very core of our being. Is that clear? We are going to have a spiritual body made of many pieces and each piece will be in its perfect place and order because of the power of the indwelling Christ. In this hour our spiritual and our natural life is held in place by an external skin because we have been lacking the Christ to hold it in place, so we are in jail. Glory to God.

 

Alternate translation again of 2 Peter, Chapter 3, Verse 13: Anxiously awaiting for the coming of Christ in us, when the spiritual realm of the soul being refined, because all the demons are going to be taken out. It shall be broken down into its basic parts and those basic parts shall be converted into spirit because of the intense heat generated by the risen Christ in us. Heat also means light. It also means power. So it is not just a question of melting. They are going to be converted into spirit because of the intense heat. The heat and the light, once they are converted, are going to hold them in place.

 

I just want to read the whole thing to you. Alternate translation of 2 Peter, Chapter 3 Verses 12 and 13. But when the Lord appears in you, He shall swallow up your soul unexpectedly, secretly, and without your permission in an unobserved concealed manner. He shall consume you totally, depriving you of life as you now know it, and utterly ruin forever the organic existence known as natural man. And the spiritual realm of the natural man shall be destroyed with a great crash and the soul man shall be reduced to its basic building block, even soul, spirit and darkness, because of the great heat associated with the appearing of the Lord. The human body, also with its carnal ways of doing things shall be utterly consumed and burned to the ground. Verse 13: Anxiously waiting for the coming of Christ in us when the spiritual realm of the soul being refined shall be broken down into its basic parts and those basic parts shall be converted into spirit because of the intense heat generated by the risen Christ in us.

 

We are on verse 3 in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 3 and we are going on to the second half of that verse which says, if therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. That word to come upon is Strong's #2240 and it means to seek and to see with. It does not just mean to come upon. It means to join oneself with. Alternate translation, second half of verse 3. If then you do not keep your eyes turned towards the spiritual things of God, I will join myself to you unexpectedly, secretly, and without your permission in an unobserved concealed manner and shall consume you totally, depriving you of life as you now know it, and utterly ruin forever your organic existence known as natural or soul man, and you shall not have the comfort during this painful and stressful process of knowing that the destruction which is upon you shall result in my appearing in you.

 

This is the difference between the Lord coming upon you as a thief and of not coming upon you as a thief. And you shall not have the comfort during this painful and stressful process of knowing that the destruction which is upon you shall result in my appearing in you. I tell you brethren, sometimes it gets so intense that the only thing that really keeps me going is the knowledge that all of these trials and tribulations are going to result in Christ appearing. Otherwise you could be utterly desperate and in despair and not want to live. It is not easy. I do not care what they are telling you in the other churches. You are not going to fly away. It is hard. How could I prepare you for it if I tell you it is easy and that you are going to fly away. It is hard. How are you going to stand if you do not expect it?

 

All of these people thinking they are going to fly away. When the tribulation hits them, do you know the condition that their minds are going to be in, when for years they have been dancing around the church believing that they are going to fly away to some place with golden streets? What happens when all of this tribulation hits them, pain and torment, and they do not understand it? You could lose your mind.

 

Alternate translation of Revelation, Chapter 3, Verse 3: Remember then how much of Christ has appeared in you and how much your soul has learned and protect what you have and admit that even though you have the imparted anointing, you are still living out of your soul or old man, and start living out of your spirit or new man. If then you do not keep your eyes turned towards the spiritual things of God, I will join myself to you unexpectedly, secretly, and without your permission in an unobserved, concealed manner and shall consume you totally, depriving you of life as you now know it, and utterly ruin forever your organic existence known as natural or soul man. And you shall not have the comfort during this painful and stressful process of knowing that the destruction which is upon you shall result in my appearing in you.

 

Verse 4: Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments and they shall walk with me in white for they are worthy. Thou hast a few names, a few spirits, even a few spiritual men, even in Sardis. In the midst of this witchcraft and idolatry, there are still a few spiritual men that have not defiled their garments and they shall walk with me in white, for they are worthy.

 

2 Corinthians, Chapter 5, Verses 1 thru 4: For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house, which is from heaven, if so be that being clothed, we shall not be found naked, for we that are in this tabernacle, this body, do groan, being burdened, not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of death. What Paul is saying here is that the tabernacle is this body that we live in. Jesus calls this body a tent. Tents are made out of skins. Our skin that pulls us altogether is called a tent in scripture. He tells us that it is clothing us. So the scriptural definition of garment is the skin. It is not even the body, it is the skin that holds us in. That is what our garment is.

 

He says that we are not looking to have this garment removed and replaced with another one, but we are looking to have something else added to what we already are. Something is going to be added to us. What is going to be added to us is Christ. If we find that this cover, that we no longer have this skin, it is because it is going to be burnt up. We are not going to be naked. We, that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened, not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon. By whom? By Christ. That mortality, that which we are now, shall be swallowed up of life. Who is life? Christ.

 

We are not going away to some far and distant place. Christ is being added to us and when the sperm is added to the egg, you no longer have an egg, brethren. It is a zygote and it becomes an embryo that becomes a fetus. We shall never be an egg again. We are going to be a new creature, a new creation in Christ Jesus, and what we shall be we cannot see, Paul said. We know not what we shall be, but we see Jesus. So at the very least, we know we are going to be a spirit, and eye has not seen and ear has not heard what the Lord has in store for us after this glorious process has been completed. It is not going to be anything that you see on the earth today, brethren. Get spiritual. Get spiritual. If you do not, you are going to be in for one big shock.

 

Verse 4, Chapter 3 of the Book of Revelation: Thou hast a few names, a few spirits even in Sardis, which have not defiled their garments. They have not defiled this vessel that they live in. They shall walk with me in white for they are worthy. The word to walk is Strong's #4043 and the Hebrew usage of that word is to live. The way you walk is your lifestyle. That is how it is being used here. The word white with regard to garments is Strong's #3022 and it means light. It means light. How many of you have heard that we are getting a garment of light? Right now we are covered by this vile darkness. We did a teaching and I think it was tape #8, that we are locked here in the ether and there is a lead cover on top of us. We are locked in a vessel of darkness. We have a garment of darkness, but we are being given a garment of light. It is a garment that is going to be made up of the light, which is the life of the Lord Jesus Christ, spiritualized life. They are worthy is Strong's #514. This word worthy means to correspond to a thing, to be of a like value or worth.

 

Alternate translation, Chapter 3 of the Book of Revelation, Verse 4: You have a few spiritual men, even in Sardis, who have not shamed their cover by treading Christ underfoot, and they shall live in the light of my Spirit because they are equal to me. You have a few spiritual men in Sardis who have not shamed the Christ within you, who is their cover, by treading Him underfoot. They shall live in the light of my Spirit because they are equal to me.

 

John 5:18: Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, Jesus, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. Jesus made himself equal with God and he shall make us by his life equal with him. Glory to God. Let me read it again. Alternate translation of Verse 4 of Chapter 3 of the Book of Revelation. You have a few spiritual men, even in Sardis, who have not shamed their cover, which is Christ, by treading Christ underfoot. They shall live in the light of the Spirit of Jesus Christ because they are equal to him. Glory to God.

 

Verse 5: He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father and before His angels. The word confess is Strong's #1843 and it means acknowledge. Alternate translation, Book of Revelation, Chapter 3, Verse 5: The one that overcomes the witchcraft and idolatry in his own soul, which is present in Sardis, shall receive the glorified body of light and I will not permit his spirit to be covered over and put underfoot by his soul and thus removed from the body of Christ, but I will acknowledge his spiritual man in front of my Father and in front of other spiritual men. Glory to God.

 

I want to go over that with you on verse 5. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in the garment of light, which is the spiritual body, and I will not blot his name out of the book of life. Now we all know that we are living epistles. That is the name of this ministry. We are living epistles. We are written upon by the life of God. We are suppose to be revelations of the life of God. Ultimately, the scripture will be lived out through our very life. We are living epistles. We are spiritual writings which reveal the life of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are books, okay. So the book of life is therefore the body of Christ. It is the book that contains all the little books that we are. Anybody have a problem with that? The book of life is the body of Christ.

 

It is the book that contains all of the writings that reveal the Lord Jesus Christ. Glory to God.

 

I will not blot your name or your spirit out of the body of Christ. How does your spirit get blotted out of the body of Christ when you are not living out of it?You can be a part of the body of Christ because you have his name, and that is the admonition to the church at Sardis. You have His name. You have His Spirit. You are suppose to be alive. You are suppose to be living out of the Spirit, but you are not. You are dead. Why? Because you are living out of your soul. So Jesus says to the church at Sardis, if you overcome I will not permit this to happen to you. I will not permit your soul to overshadow your spirit man so that you are not living as a member of the body of Christ, but as out of your soul realm. Is that clear?

 

Let me read it to you again. The one that overcomes the witchcraft and idolatry in his own soul shall receive the glorified body of light and I will not permit his spirit to be covered over and put underfoot by his soul, and thus blotted out of the body of Christ or the book of life, but I will acknowledge his spiritual man in front of my Father and in front of other spiritual men. I will confess his name before my Father and before His angels. Let me just show you this on the board. I have been long today and I am almost finished. Glory to God.

 

This is what we are going to look like. The Spirit of Christ is going to be within us and we are going to have a spiritual body of light which is going to be in many pieces, and the Father God is going to be here in the realm of the Spirit. He is over all. Amen. When Jesus says He is going to acknowledge your name, He is going to acknowledge your spirit to the Father. What He is doing is saying yes Father, there is no sin in this vessel. When the Father looks down from the heaven upon your vessel and He sees the Spirit of Jesus Christ ruling and reigning, the Lord God is going to know that you are righteous and He is going to have communion with you. Remember Jacob's ladder? Remember Jacob's ladder?

 

Do you want me to take it farther? When we are glorified, we are going to have the privilege of ascending to the Father or coming back down to the earth. There were angels. The ladder went from the earth up into the heavenlies and there were angels going up and down the ladder. We will have our choice of communicating with the Father or communicating with other men on the soul realm. The one that overcomes the problems in Sardis, Jesus Christ is going to acknowledge to the Father that we are clean and that we can therefore have access to the realm of the Spirit. He is also going to relate us to other men, maybe men that are not glorified yet, maybe natural man over here that I am showing on the board.

 

Still at the drawing board: There is a natural man down here and Jesus is going to witness to the natural man who is warring against Christ. How many of you have experienced natural men utterly denying what you are in Christ? I am going through that right now. There is a particular person that really is not even saved yet. He just started to go to church and he is utterly denying that I have the Spirit of God or that anything I am saying could possibly be true. It is a powerful manifestation of anti-christ coming forth in him. So when you overcome the problems in Sardis, the Spirit of Jesus Christ in you will witness to the Father that you are okay. That will result in you having access to the high realm of the Spirit. What is in the high realm of the Spirit? Provision. Provision for all of your needs. It comes from the high realm of the Spirit.

 

How many of you remember when they first started sending men to the moon and to the planets? They were saying that these were all the planets. This is the earth down here with all of the warring nations. We have a satellite up here. They were saying the nation that rules in space has the entire planet because when you are high up above the earth, man could just rain down bombs on any country. There is no defense at all. So Russia and America were in this big race to see who was going to have dominion over the moon, or who was going to have satellites in space, and have all control over the earth. When you are up there in space you have all control over the earth. Amen.

 

Well, when we have access to the realm of the Father, we are going to have all authority over the realm of the soul. We are going to be up there in the heavenlies. We are going to be able to see everything. We are going to have all knowledge, all wisdom, and all provision and all power. So when you overcome the problems in Sardis, Jesus Christ in you is going to say alright Father, they made it. Let them back into the garden of Eden. This is the garden of Eden. Let them back into the garden of Eden, the realm of all provision. Also, when you meet with a natural man, they are not going to be able to do what they are doing today. The presence of God is going to be upon you so powerfully that they will not be able to deny that you have been made righteous by Almighty God. That does not mean to laud it over them. It means that when they recognize you and when they recognize your authority, you will then be in a position to help them, to help them, to help them. Glory to God.

 

Alternate translation of Revelation, Chapter 3, Verse 5: The one that overcomes the witchcraft and idolatry in his own soul shall receive the glorified body of light and I will not permit his spirit to be covered over and put underfoot by his soul and thus removed from the body of Christ or as it says in the scriptures the book of life. But I will acknowledge his spiritual condition unto my Father, which will get him back into the garden of Eden and I will also acknowledge his spiritual condition to other spiritual men. It does not say to natural man here, so I have to take that back.

 

I will confess his name before my Father and before His angels. I will confess his name to the other spiritual men. He said He will confess it to the other natural men too, but it just does not say this in this scripture. We know from the story of Joseph that the day will come that God will reveal your true nature to other natural men. Verse 6: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit sayeth unto the churches. Let the man whose spiritual hearing is operating understand what the Spirit of God is saying to the spiritual man.

 

Just let me run down the comparison. It will take me another few minutes. Comparison; Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira and Sardis.

 

#1 The description of Jesus. Ephesus; He is the fullness of the imputed anointing in natural man. I may have made a change on that from the last one, but this is where I am now, the fullness of the imputed anointing on the natural man. Smyrna: He is alive. Pergamos: He is judgment. Thyatira: His soul is saved and his body is glorified. Sardis: He is the fullness of the imparted anointing in the spiritual man. Now that is how He reveals Himself. The church is not in that condition yet, so when He reveals Himself to you, He is saying you can have it too. That is what He is saying.

 

#2 Relationship to tribulation. Ephesus: They have endured tribulation cheerfully for the sake of receiving Jesus' Spirit. Smyrna: There are two kinds of tribulation. She is reaping what she sowed and she shall have tribulation which will result in the next generation receiving the root of Christ. Pergamos: She has the imputed anointing and the promise of salvation, but these gifts have not empowered her to overcome her carnal mind making judgment for sin necessary. Thyatira: Tribulation in progress has brought forth fruit of the Spirit which is the imparted anointing. Great tribulation is necessary only for those who will not admit they are fornicating with the harlot and stop. Sardis: There is no mention of tribulation. I have not analyzed that at this point, but there is no mention of tribulation. I do not know what it means. Hopefully, I will have that for you in another week or two or the next message or two.

 

I just want to read the whole thing for you. Alternate translation of 2 Peter, Chapter 3, Verses 12 and 13: But when the Lord appears in you, He shall swallow up your soul unexpectedly, secretly, and without your permission in an unobserved concealed manner. He shall consume you totally, depriving you of life as you now know it, and utterly ruin forever the organic existence known as natural man. And the spiritual realm of the natural man shall be destroyed with a great crash and the soul man shall be reduced to his basic building block, even soul, spirit and darkness because of the great heat associated with the appearing of the Lord. The human body, also, with its carnal ways of doing things shall be utterly consumed and burned to the ground.

 

Verse 13: Anxiously waiting for the coming of Christ in us when the spiritual realm of the soul, being refined, shall be broken down into its basic parts, and those basic parts shall be converted into spirit because of the intense heat generated by the risen Christ in us. We are on verse 3 in the book of Revelation, chapter 3, and we are going on to the second half of that verse which says, if therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. That word to come upon is Strong's #2240 and it means to seek intimacy with. It does not just mean to come upon. It means to join oneself with.

 

Alternate translation of second half of verse 3: If then you do not keep your eyes turned towards the spiritual things of God, I will join myself to you unexpectedly, secretly, and without your permission in an unobserved concealed manner and shall consume you totally, depriving you of life as you now know it, and utterly ruin forever your organic existence known as natural or soul man, and you shall not have the comfort during this painful and stressful process of knowing that the destruction which is upon you shall result in my appearing in you. This is the difference between the Lord coming upon you as a thief and of not coming upon you as a thief. And you shall not have the comfort during this painful and stressful process of knowing that the destruction which is upon you shall result in my appearing in you.

 

I tell you, brethren, sometimes it gets so intense, and the only thing that really keeps me going is the knowledge that all of these trials and tribulations are going to result in Christ appearing in me. Otherwise, you could be utterly desperate and in despair and not want to live. It is not easy. I do not care what they are telling you in the other churches. You are not going to fly away. It is hard. How can I prepare you for it if I tell you it is easy and that you are going to fly away. It is hard. How are you going to stand if you do not expect it? All these people thinking they are going to fly away. When the tribulation hits them, do you know the condition that their minds are going to be in when for years they have been dancing around the church believing that they are going to fly away to some place with golden streets and all of this tribulation hits them with pain and torment, and they do not understand it. You could lose your mind.

 

Alternate translation of Revelation, Chapter 3, Verse 3: Remember then how much of Christ has appeared in you, and how much your soul has learned, and protect what you have, and admit that even though you have the imparted anointing you are still living out of your soul or old man, and start living out of your spirit or new man. If then you do not keep your eyes turned towards the spiritual things of God I will join myself to you unexpectedly, secretly, and without your permission in an unobserved concealed manner and shall consume you totally, depriving you of life as you now know it, and utterly ruin forever your organic existence known as natural or soul man, and you shall not have the comfort during this painful and stressful process of knowing that the destruction which is upon you shall result in my appearing in you.

 

Verse 4: Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments and they shall walk with me in white for they are worthy. Thou hast a few names, a few spirits, even a few spiritual men, even in Sardis, in the midst of this witchcraft and idolatry, there are still a few spiritual men that have not defiled their garments, and they shall walk with me in white for they are worthy.

 

2 Corinthians, Chapter 5, Verses 1 thru 4. For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven, if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle, this body, do groan being burdened not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of death. What Paul is saying here is that the tabernacle is this body that we live in. Jesus calls this body a tent. Tents are made out of skins. Our skin is what pulls us altogether. The Scripture calls it a tent and he tells us that it is clothing us. So the scriptural definition of garment is the skin. It is not even the body. It is the skin that holds us in. That is what our garment is.

 

He says that we are not looking to have this garment removed and replaced with another one, but we are looking to have something else added to what we already are. Something is going to be added to us, and what is going to be added to us is Christ. We will find that we no longer have this cover, this skin. Why? Because it is going to be burnt up. We are not going to be naked because for we, that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened, not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon by whom? By Christ. That mortality, that which we are now, shall be swallowed up of life. Who is life? Christ.

 

We are not going away to some far and distant place. Christ is being added to us and when the sperm is added to the egg, we no longer have an egg, brethren. It becomes a zygote. It becomes an embryo that becomes a fetus. We shall never be an egg again. We are going to be a new creature, a new creation in Christ Jesus, and what we shall be we cannot see, Paul said. We know not what we shall be, but we see Jesus. So at the very least, we know we are going to be a spirit. Eye has not seen, and ear has not heard what the Lord has in store for us after this glorious process has been completed. But it is not going to be anything that you see on the earth today, brethren. Get spiritual. Get spiritual, because if you are not, you are going to be in for one big shock.

 

Verse 4, Chapter 3 of the Book of Revelation: Thou hast a few names, a few spirits, even in Sardis, which have not defiled their garments. They have not defiled this vessel that they live in, and they shall walk with me in white, for they are worthy. The word to walk is Strong's #4043 and the Hebrew usage of that word is to live, the way you walk. It is your lifestyle. That is how it is being used here. The word white with regard to garments is Strong's #3022 and it means light. How many of you have heard that we are getting a garment of light? Right now we are covered by this vile dark body. We did a teaching, and I think it was tape #8, that we are locked here in the ether and there is a lead cover on top of us. We are locked in a vessel of darkness. We have a garment of darkness, but we are being given a garment of light, a garment that is going to be made up of the light, which is the life of the Lord Jesus Christ; spiritualized life. They are worthy is Strong's #514. This word worthy means to correspond to the thing, to be of a like value or worth.

 

Alternate translation of Revelation, Chapter 3, Verse 4: You have a few spiritual men even in Sardis who have not shamed their cover by treading Christ underfoot and they shall live in the light of my Spirit because they are equal to me. You have a few spiritual men in Sardis who have not shamed the Christ within you, who is their cover, by treading Him underfoot. They shall live in the light of my Spirit because they are equal to me.

 

John 5:18: Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, Jesus, because He not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. Jesus made himself equal with God and He shall make us, by His life, equal with Him. Glory to God. I am going to read it again.

 

Alternate translation of Revelation, Chapter 3 verse 4: You have a few spiritual men, even in Sardis, who have not shamed their cover, which is Christ, by treading Christ underfoot, and they shall live in the light of the Spirit of Jesus Christ because they are equal to Him. Glory to God.

 

Verse 5: He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father and before His angels. The word confess is Strong's #1843 and it means acknowledge. Alternate translation of the book of Revelation, Chapter 3 Verse 5: The one that overcomes the witchcraft and idolatry in his own soul, which is present in Sardis, shall receive the glorified body of light and I will not permit his spirit to be covered over and put underfoot by his soul and thus removed from the body of Christ. But I will acknowledge his spiritual man in front of my Father and in front of other spiritual men. Glory to God. I want to go over that with you on verse 5.

 

He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in the garment of light, which is the spiritual body, and I will not blot his name out of the book of life. Now we all know that we are living epistles. That is the name of this ministry. We are living epistles. We are written upon by the life of God. We are suppose to be revelations of the life of God. Ultimately the Scripture will be lived out through our very life. We are living epistles. We are spiritual writings which reveal the life of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are books. So the book of life is therefore the body of Christ. It is the book that contains all the little books that we are. Anybody having a problem with that? The book of life is the body of Christ. It is the book that contains all of the writings that reveal the Lord Jesus Christ. Glory to God.

 

I will not blot your name or your spirit out of the body of Christ. How does your spirit get blotted out of the body of Christ? When you are not living out of it. You can be a part of the body of Christ because you have His name, and that is the admonition to the church at Sardis. You have His name, you have His Spirit, you are suppose to be alive. You are suppose to be living out of His Spirit, but you are not. You are dead. Why? Because you are living out of your soul. Jesus says to the church at Sardis, if you overcome, I will not permit this to happen to you. I will not permit your soul to overshadow your spirit man so that you are not living as a member of the body of Christ, but as out of your soul realm. Is that clear? Let me read it to you again.

 

The one that overcomes the witchcraft and idolatry in his own soul shall receive the glorified body of light and I will not permit his spirit to be covered over and put underfoot by his soul and thus blotted out of the body of Christ or the book of life. But I will acknowledge his spiritual man in front of my Father and in front of other spiritual men. I will confess his name before my Father and before His angels. I will just show you this on the board. I know I have been long today. We are almost finished. Glory to God.

 

This is what we are going to look like. The Spirit of Christ is going to be within us and we are going to have a spiritual body of light, which is going to be in many pieces. The Father God is going to be here in the realm of the Spirit. He is over all. When Jesus says He is going to acknowledge your name, He is going to acknowledge your spirit to the Father. What He is doing is saying, yes, yes Father, there is no sin in this vessel. When the Father looks down from the heaven upon your vessel and He sees the Spirit of Jesus Christ ruling and reigning, the Lord God is going to know that you are righteous and He is going to have communion with you.

 

Remember Jacob's ladder? When we are glorified, we are going to have the privilege of ascending to the Father or coming back down to the earth. There were angels. The ladder went from the earth up into the heavenlies and there were angels going up and down the ladder. We will have our choice of communicating with the Father or communicating with other men on the soul realm. The one that overcomes the problems in Sardis, Jesus Christ is going to acknowledge to the Father that we are clean and that we can therefore have access to the realm of the Spirit. He is also going to relate us to other men, maybe men who are not glorified yet. Maybe natural man over here on the board, and there is a natural man down here and Jesus is going to witness to the natural man who is warring against Christ. How many of you have experienced natural men utterly denying what you are in Christ, utterly denying. I am going through that right now. A particular person that really is not even saved yet. He just started to go to church and he is utterly denying that I have the Spirit of God or that anything I am saying could possibly be true. It is a powerful manifestation of anti-christ coming forth in him.

 

So when you overcome the problems in Sardis, the Spirit of Jesus Christ in you will witness to the Father that you are okay, which will result in you having access to the high realm of the Spirit. What is in the high realm of the Spirit? Provision. Provision for all of your needs comes from the high realm of the Spirit. How many of you remember when they first started sending men to the moon and to the planets? At the chalkboard: This is the earth down here with all of the warring nations. We have a satellite up here. They were saying the nation that rules in space has the entire planet because when you are high up above the earth you could just reign down bombs on any country. There is no defense at all. This is man, of course, doing this. So Russia and America were in this big race to see who was going to have dominion over the moon, or who was going to have satellites in space and have all control over the earth. When you are up there in space, you have all control over the earth.

 

Well, when we have access to the realm of the Father, we are going to have all authority over the realm of the soul. We are going to be up there in the heavenlies. We are going to be able to see everything. We have all knowledge, all wisdom, and all provision, and all power. So when you overcome the problems in Sardis, Jesus Christ in you is going to say, alright Father, they made it. Let them back into the garden of Eden. This is the garden of Eden. Let them back into the garden of Eden, the realm of all provision. Also, when you meet with a natural man, they are not going to be able to do what they are doing today. The presence of God is going to be upon you so powerfully that they will not be able to deny that you have been made righteous by Almighty God. That does not mean to laud it over them. It means that when they recognize you and when they recognize your authority, you will then be in a position to help them, to help them, to help them. Glory to God.

 

Alternate translation of Revelation, Chapter 3, Verse 5: The one that overcomes the witchcraft and idolatry in his own soul shall receive the glorified body of light, and I will not permit his spirit to be covered over and put underfoot by his soul and thus removed from the body of Christ or as it says in the Scriptures the book of life. But I will acknowledge his spiritual condition unto my Father, which will get him back into the garden of Eden and I will also acknowledge his spiritual condition to other spiritual men. It does not say to natural men here. I have to take that back. I will confess his name before my Father and before His angels. I will confess his name to the other spiritual men, but He is going to confess it to the natural men too. It just does not say this in the Scripture because we know from the story of Joseph that the day will come that God will reveal your true nature to other spiritual men or to other natural men.

 

Verse 6: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the spirit sayeth unto the churches. Let the man whose spiritual hearing is operating understand what the Spirit of God is saying to the spiritual man. Just let me run down the comparison. It will take me another few minutes.

 

Comparison: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira and Sardis.

 

# 1 The description of Jesus: Ephesus; He is the fullness of the imputed anointing in natural man. I think I may have made a change on that from the last one, but this is where I am now. He is the fullness of the imputed anointing on a natural man. Smyrna; He is alive. Pergamos; He is judgment. Thyatira; His soul is saved and His body is glorified. In Sardis, He is the fullness of the imparted anointing in the spiritual man. That is how He reveals Himself. The church is not in that condition yet. So when He reveals Himself to you, He is saying you can have it too. That is what He is saying.

 

#2 Relationships to tribulation: Ephesus; They have endured tribulation cheerfully for the sake of receiving Jesus' Spirit. Smyrna; There are two kinds of tribulation. She is reaping what she sowed and she shall have tribulation, which will result in the next generation receiving the word of Christ. Pergamos; She has the imputed anointing and the promise of salvation, but these gifts have not empowered her to overcome her carnal mind making judgment for sin necessary. Thyatira; Tribulation in progress has brought forth fruit of the spirit, which is the imparted anointing. Great tribulation is necessary only for those who will not admit they are fornicating with the harlot and stop.

 

Sardis; There is no mention of tribulation. I have not analyzed that at this point, but there is no mention of tribulation. I do not know what it means. Hopefully I will have that for you in another week or two or the next message or two. Spirituality: Ephesus; Ephesus is moving in the deep realms of the spirit by the imputed anointing. They have discernment, judgment, righteousness, ability to distinguish between true and false doctrine. Smyrna is without spirituality. Pergamos has the gifts of the spirit and the promise of salvation. Thyatira has the fruit of the spirit which has some degree of the imparted anointing.

 

We talked about that earlier. Some of her members have true doctrine. Sardis has some degree of the imparted anointing, but is treading it underfoot. So Thyatira has a measure of the imparted anointing. It is not being tread underfoot in any instance. It is just that some people have the true doctrine and some people do not. In Sardis they have a measure of the imparted anointing and the majority of the people are not living out of it. In Pergamos they are living out of it. Their problem is the false doctrine, but they are living out of the Spirit of Christ. In Sardis, most of them are not living out of it. They have a measure of the imparted anointing, but they are living out of their soul.

 

What Jesus has against the church: Ephesus; They left the protection of God and are a fallen creation. Smyrna; Jesus has nothing against them. They are the victims of carnal Christians. There is no judgment because they have been given nothing. Pergamos; Fornication, idolatry, denying God as Creator and separating the women from the men and keeping them unmarried. I am suggesting to you that those churches, Ephesus and Pergamos have the problems associated with the imputed anointing. Smyrna does not have anything. Thyatira and Sardis, these are the problems associated with the imparted anointing. Thyatira, they let the soul realm, the false prophetess teach them false doctrine and they agree with her even though they are living a Godly life, they are not asserting the authority of the imparted anointing that they have been given.

 

Sardis; They are living out of the soul realm even though the imparted anointing has been birth in them. They are not living a Godly life. So Thyatira is living a Godly life, but the problem is false doctrine. Sardis is not living a Godly life even though they have the imparted anointing in measure. Glory to God.

 

#5 Jesus' warning to the churches: Ephesus; Repent of pride. Confess your spiritual condition and totally admit your fallen soul nature to the Christ in you by the power of God. Smyrna; Do not be afraid. Keep believing your salvation is in Jesus Christ even though you are dying. Pergamos; Repent. Jesus does not state what from because these people have failed to hear Him time and again. If they do not know what to repent from, it is useless telling them again. Thyatira; Repent of fornication with the soul realm. Sardis; Remember that you have been joined to Christ and that your soul has received instruction. Repent of living out of your soul realm. We are almost done.

 

#6 Judgment for not heeding Jesus' warning: Ephesus; They were a loose spiritual moral order, the spiritual moral order where Christ reigned in their lives, and returned to a moral order where Satan rules. Smyrna; There is no judgment for not obeying God because He never called them to a spiritual life in the natural realm. Pergamos; God will reign down judgment or a third kind of tribulation, a severe tribulation judgment of God, the one which is necessary after all of the processings of God have failed to bring forth the Christ. Thyatira; The judgment for not heeding Jesus' warning is great tribulation, the continuation of producing offspring on the soul realm and a just recompense for sin instead of mercy. Sardis; Christ will join Himself to them without warning and without giving them understanding about what is happening to them. The last one.

 

#7 He that overcometh: Ephesus; Ephesus has the fullness of the imputed anointing and what they will receive is the fertilization of the human spirit. Smyrna has no spirituality and they will receive the impartation of the root of Christ. Pergamos; They have the Spirit of God and the promise of salvation. To he that overcometh in Pergamos, Christ shall appear in him. Thyatira has the fruit of the Spirit and the salvation of the soul. I made a correction here. This is going to be different than on last week's tape. Last week I said there was a glorified body and a promise to Thyatira and I was wrong. It is just the salvation of the soul. They have the fruit of the Spirit and they are promised the salvation of the soul. The phrase, vessels of the potter are broken to shivers refers only to the soul, not to the body. The last is Sardis. They have the imparted anointing tread underfoot and they are promised the glorified body.

 

9-05-11 mjs


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