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Romans 11, verse 26 and verse 27. But I would not, brethren, that ye should not be -- that ye should be ignorant of this mystery. Lest ye should be wise in your own conceits. [INAUDIBLE] as happened to Israel, that's natural Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles [?become in?]. And so all Israel should be saved. Glory to God.
And what I'm declaring to you is that all Israel is the entire living soul. Now, we studied chapter 7 of the book of Revelation where the 12 tribes are sealed. We studied Jacob's prophecy to those 12 tribes from Genesis 49. And we find that, corporately, those prophecies indicate that the 12 tribes are the entire living soul, that if you look at all of the prophecies, if you put them all together, it covers the whole world, the natural man and the spiritual man. And everything of the history, every part of the history, of the living soul is included in Jacob's prophecies to the 12 tribes.
And what I'm declaring to you is that this is the third stage of God's expression of himself to mankind. In the first stage, he would express himself to one man. In the second stage, he expressed himself to the nation of Israel. Your only hope of contacting God was by being naturally born into Israel. And in the third stage, he is now extending himself to the entire living soul. Everybody has access to Jesus Christ through faith. But because this promise is not manifesting in every member of the living soul, most of us, who are carnal, including me, say, well, spiritual Israel is just the church. But I remind you that the Lord said that all of Israel -- [?or not Israel?].
Where was that? Romans nine, Roman 9:6. All of Israel are not Israel. When the -- when God was manifesting in the nation of Israel, everybody physically born into the nation of Israel was not serving God in their heart. OK. Now we're in the next stage, and Israel is the whole living soul. And I declare to you, all of Israel are not Israel. And every member of the living soul, even though God now looks upon you as Israel, you are not serving God in your heart or even physically. A lot of the members of the living soul not only do not go to church, they're out there living in a great manifestation of sin.
But I declare to you that it is God's intention to save every man, and we are now in an in-between stage where all of Israel is not Israel. But how many of you know that God is so great that he knows that when he purposes something in his mind that there's not a chance that it will not come to pass. So, therefore, he looks at it and talks about it as if it's accomplished. The whole world's his Israel. But, children, you're in rebellion. You're not coming to me, but you're still Israel.
Now, we know that in natural Israel, he had laws. If you -- there were certain sins, if you committed them, you were stoned to death, and there were various other judgments. Well, if people were serving God in their heart, would they have been doing things. All Israel is not Israel. [UNINTELLIGIBLE] of course, we could fall into sin, but you're supposed to try to resist. And I declare unto you that the laws for ancient Israel indicate, to me, that there were people born to that nation who did not seek God in their heart. And they just went out and did their thing, and they were subject to the national laws of Israel, very frequently death by stoning.
Well, the whole world is now Israel. Hallelujah. But all Israel is not Israel because God has not yet converted their hearts. Did I explain it that time? Yes, you can.
Does this both mean the living soul and also natural Israel, the Scriptures?
It means both.
Yes, the whole living soul, including Israel, is now Israel. The first stage, God went to an individual man, Abraham. The second stage, he went to a nation, Israel. In the third stage, the whole world, the whole world is now Israel, but all Israel is not Israel. All of Israel is not serving him. All of the members of the living soul are not serving him.
Did you ever hear this expression about a great conqueror? I heard it about Germany that first World War I, he -- they conquered so much territory. In World War II, they conquered twice as much territory. And the next time, in the Fourth Reich, the world. Did you ever hear that expression? Well, this is what God's saying. First a man, then a nation, then the whole world. And whoever he says you're mine, you become Israel. In the first stage, Abraham was Israel. God went to one man. In the second stage, the nation of Israel was Israel. In the third stage, the whole living soul is Israel, but all Israel is not Israel. Every member of the living soul, in this hour, is not responding to the privilege that has been bestowed upon them. OK. Glory to God.
Now, I have a surprise for you. Who was Israel? Who was the Israel within Israel? OK. And this is what the Lord showed me, and it's going to be shocking to a lot of people, but, brethren, there are people in the church world that are not Israel. Yes, the whole living soul is Israel, but Israel are not Israel. And then we have the church. Everybody in the church is not Israel. Everybody in the church is not Israel. We have people doing lots of religious works, but their heart is not right towards God. And what makes you Israel is that you have received of the spirit of Christ, and he is starting to live through you.
And I have a couple of Scriptures for you on this. Thank you, Lord. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Glory to God. OK. Let me read you what I have here. OK. We talk about the sealing of the spirit. What is the sign that someone is Israel? What is the sign? Is it the baptism with the Holy Spirit? Is the sign that you are Israel the baptism with the Holy Spirit? There are lots of Pentecostals that go to the Baptists, and they say, you are not Israel. You don't have the Holy Spirit. And it's bothered me for years.
Well, let's find out who is the manifesting Israel in this hour. OK. We've now determined that God has called the whole living soul Israel, but all Israel is not Israel, so let's find out who Israel is. Is it you if you go to church four times a week? Is it you if you speak in tongues? And is it you if you cast out demons or heal the sick? Is it you? Are you Israel because you preach? What makes you Israel? Let's try and find out.
Before I continue, I just want to remind you. In Revelation seven, we're talking about these 12 tribes being sealed. We're talking about 12 tribes, the 12 tribes being sealed. Glory to God. Let me just you -- read you might note here. This is the in-between stage. All Israel is not Israel. And in this hour, only certain members of the living soul are true Israel. These are the members who have already been sealed with the earnest of the spirit in their hearts. They've been sealed with the earnest of the spirit. OK. I'm going to go into this a little deeper. And have become spiritual men who are identified by the number 12. When these members receive the sealing described in Revelation 7:3, they are caught up to a place where Jesus Christ of Nazareth was before the crucifixion.
In other words, in the church today, in Israel today, there is a group of people that are the true Israel. They have been sealed. They have something that has made them a spiritual man, and when this sealing of Revelation manifests, they're going to sealed on top of that sealing, a double portion. OK. And what's going to happen to them is that they're going to get caught up to the spiritual stature that Jesus Christ was before the crucifixion. You're going to be in a corruptible body, but they're going to come to full stature in their spiritual being. And the number will change to 144, but I don't want to -- to bother you with that right now.
What I'm trying to show you now is who the true Israel is. Corinthians II one, verses 21 to 22. Now, he which stablisheth us with you in Christ and hath anointed us is God. 22, who have also sealed us and given the earnest of the spirit in our hearts. Two processes, sealed and given the earnest of the spirit in our hearts. Now, this word sealed is Strong's 4972, and it means to stamp with a signet or private mark in the mind and behavior. To stamp with a signet or private mark in the mind and behavior.
Let me ju- -- I'm going to put this ahead so you know what I'm getting at. What I'm getting at is that the gifts and the calling of God are without repentance. And if you stand up in a church service and you do mighty miracles for God, you're not sealed. I'm going to prove it to you. This is what I'm getting at. That's not the sealing. The sealing is the mark that manifests in your mind, in the way you think and in the way you act. The gifts and the calling of god are without repentance. That's not a sign that you're sealed. And if you're not sealed, you're not Israel in this hour. You can be sealed in the future. We're trying to find out who is Israel in this hour. To be Israel in this hour, you have to be sealed with the mark of the father, and the mark of the father appears in the way you think and in the way you act. And it has nothing whatsoever to do with the gifts and the calling of God because the Lord anointed a donkey so to speak.
So the people who do manifest those gifts, they can do it without being sealed? How could they do it without being sealed?
This is the nature of the imputed anointing. The Lord God looks at the world, and we're all a mess. Every last one of us is a mess, filled with sin from the top of our head to the bottom of our toes. And God says, I want someone to minister to my people, someone who is willing to hold meetings, someone who is -- has the ability to -- business man's ability to run a church. You need business skills to do that. Someone who is willing to have enough knowledge to go out and preach and who's willing to put in the time to cast out demons and heal the sick and run the meetings. And he does not require repentance. He does not require that they -- he thinks like God. And he does not require that he behaves like God.
So he loans this man or this woman his authority and his power so long as the man will use it to bless God's people. It's a loaned authority. That's the imputed anointing. He can lose it as easily as he got it because it's not resulting from or coming forth as a result of righteousness in his soul. Can you understand that? The power to do these supernatural deeds is not a result of righteousness in the man's mind or behavior. It's a result of God saying, I want my people blessed, and you're willing to obey me and go, so here's your scepter. Go and do it. That's how it happens. God loans these people the authority for the purpose of blessing his people. And when the hour comes that these ministers have to either submit to the processing that will impart righteousness to them, and get the imparted anointing, or lose what they have.
So they're, kind of, like Saul.
Absolutely, absolutely. And I told this to you a couple of services ago. I don't remember when. God knows that we are not perfect, and he knows that we started out in a very low spiritual realm, and he's elevating us, ultimately, up to where he is. And as he raises us up, he will set up establishments and traditions and formats that will meet our needs in that our. And as soon as he brings us up a little higher, we're supposed to shed these things that he gives us and move forward. And one of the things that's being shed in this hour is the Saul ministry with an imputed anointing. It's being shed as he calls his people unto holiness. The hour of holiness is at hand.
Only God moves very slowly, and most people do not understand what he's doing. Most people don't understand what he's doing. But he doesn't do anything without telling his prophets first, and the prophets cry out. And most people say you're not a prophet of the Lord. But if you have ears to hear, you could know what God is doing in every hour because he does not do it without telling his prophets, and the prophets speak it in the language of men. So if you can hear from God, if you could tap into the spirit of God, you can always find out what God is doing in that hour, if you're willing to let your own ideas down and pray a lot so that, you know, you won't lo- -- I'm not saying you can't be deceived. But if you're willing to lay your own mind down and follow God, you could find out what God is doing in any given moment, but the large part of the church world doesn't understand it. Did I answer your question? OK.
So what we're talking about now is we're trying to determine who is the true Israel in this hour, 1989, in the world. And God is telling us that to be of Israel, you have to be sealed and that sealing is the way you think and the way you act and that the gifts and the calling of God are without repentance. OK.
We're dealing with this Scripture in Corinthians II 1:21 and 22. Who have also sealed us and given us the earnest of the spirit in our hearts. OK. The word earnest is 728 in Strong's, and it means pledge. It's the part of the purchase money or property which is given in advance of the purchase as security for the rest. And the Hebrew equivalent of that word is Strong's 6162, and it's a security pledge in the sense of an exchange, and it really means to braid or to intermix or to intermingle self to interchange with or to occupy. And what I'm suggesting to you is that the earnest of the inheritance is a measure of the mind of Christ. It's a measure of the mind of Christ. When he comes to you and he says I'm going to seal you, he gives of himself to you, and he mixes his thought processes with your thought processes.
And I declare to you, and I think everybody here knows this, that there are people out there casting out demons and healing the sick and prophesying and doing all of the gifts and the mighty miracles, and when you talk to them, you say he's so carnal. I'm shocked at how carnal. How could this be? That's how it could be. He has the loaned authority of almighty God for the purposes of blessing the people, but the mind -- the measure of the mind of Christ has not gotten into his thought processes. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Thank you, Jesus. OK.
The balance of the members of the living soul who are natural men -- and when we talk about natural men, brethren, we are talking about the way people think. If you think with any measure of the mind of Christ, you are no longer a natural man. You're a mixture. So if you're a natural man, if there is nothing of the mind of Christ in your mind at all, you are a number six. Don't get too hung up on the numbers if I'm confusing you. I'm just going to put it on the tape. Don't worry about it. If you -- there is nothing of the mind of in your mind at all, you are a number six, a natural man. When you get the earnest of the inheritance, when Christ gives you a measure of his mind so that you could start thinking with his thoughts, you automatically become a spiritual man. You're a number 12, and you have entered into Israel. You have entered into Israel.
So we have just established that there are people in the church doing great miracles that are not Israel. Well, are there people in the world that don't go to church that we don't interact with? Could they possibly be members of Israel? Yes, let's find out. OK.
This is -- I'm just going to read you my notes because I don't want to miss anything here. This is a great mystery, but men who have been granted the gifts and calling of God may not be sealed by him, that means have his mark or his thoughts or his behavior. And if they don't have his mark, how can his mind be intermixed with theirs? The group that the Scriptures describe as number 12 men will come out from those who have the gifts and calling of God, who are repented and whose minds have become mixed with the mind of Christ or the earnest of their inheritance that was imparted to them.
And we'll also -- we're -- now, we're talking about the true members of Israel. They're also going to come out from the masses of humanity that for whatever reason are not flowing in the church world but whose heart has been joined to the spirit of God. Does anybody know how that could happen? How could your heart be joined to the spirit of God when you're not in the church world? Anybody want to take a guess, how your mind could possibly be intermixed with the mind of Christ when you've never been in a church? Maybe you've never even picked up a Bible. Anybody want to guess? The election of God, the election of almighty God. He's not in a box. He's not bound by the rules that he's given you for 1989. He's not bound. He's not bound. Glory to God.
We're going to Romans chapter 2, and we're going to go through verse 14 through 29. I'll just go through them quickly. For when the Gentiles which have not the law do by nature the things contained in the law, those having not the law or a law unto themselves. Did you ever meet a non-practicing Christian, someone that wouldn’t even call themselves a Christian, goes to church once a year, and they are filled with the love of God, mercy compassion. They will pick you up off the street and help you while the Levi priest goes prancing by. You remember the parable of the man lying on the Jericho road? The Pharisee passed him by. The Levi priest passed him by. The Samaritan picked him up. The significance of the Samaritan, brethren, is that to the Hebrew of natural Israel, the Samaritan was unclean. They wouldn't even talk to a Samaritan. They wouldn't eat with them. They wouldn't fellowship with them. While the man was lying on the Jericho road, and the Pharisee and the Levi passed him by. No mercy, brethren.
The unclean Samaritan picked him up. Well, I declare to you, brethren, that there are members of the living soul across the world, in humanity at large, and they have mercy. Why? Because God gave it to them. In Romans two, verse 14 says that if they fit into that category, they are a law unto themselves. Get spiritual, brethren, or you're going to get left behind. Get it together, get it together. Mercy, mercy, brethren, and the love of almighty God. Love God with all of you heart and your mind and your soul, and love your brother as you would love yourself. And upon this rest all of the commandments.
I don't care if you're talking tongues. I'm not being sarcastic. I don't care if you understand this deep revelation that's being preached to you. I don't care. I'm not impressed. You want to know something? Neither is the Lord. OK.
For some reason, in my notes, I wanted to quickly go through the rest of these verses. And as I read them through, I ask you to bear in mind, we're going to read through 29, and I ask you to bear in mind that Paul is speaking about the natural Jew as opposed to the heathen, to the Gentile. But I ask you to bear in mind that what he's talking about is the church today. Wherever he says natural Israel, try and switch it to the church. OK. OK.
For when the Gentiles -- Rom- -- I'm in 14. For when the Gentiles which have not the law do by nature the things contained in the law, these having not the law are a law unto themselves, which show the work of the law written in their arts. Their conscience also bearing witness. They have a conscience. They know what's right and wrong, and their thoughts, their meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another. And the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. Behold, thou art called a Jew. You call yourself a member of the church, and [?rests?] in the law. You think you're OK because you're speaking tongues and do all these other things that we've been talking about. And you make [?by boast?] to God, and you know his -- well, what -- well, you have prophecy and words of knowledge and wisdom. You know his will, and you approve the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law. You have the Bible. You have the word of God. You have wisdom. You have access to the spiritual well. You think you've got it made. Brethren, that's not what you're being tested on.
Verse 19. And art confident that thou thyself art a guide to the blind, a light of them which are in darkness. Get out there and give out those tracks. And go down there and call those prostitutes sinners. And tell those homosexuals how they're going to hell because you've got the word of God, and you are a light to the blind. Hallelujah.
Verse 20. You are an instructor of the foolish. Glory to God. Stop smoking, brethren. It's a terrible sin. Look at me, I don't smoke, and I haven't touched a drink in 20 years. I [UNINTELLIGIBLE] my brother [UNINTELLIGIBLE]. Glory to God. Verse 20. You are an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes. I'm sorry. I can't -- I'm having trouble reading this. A teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and the truth in the law. You have a form of knowledge and your truth in the law, but you know not mercy, and you have not compassion. And when the guy without shoes comes walking into your church building, you chase him out because he hasn't shaved in three days, and maybe he smells. And you don't want him there because the law says cleanliness is godliness. Does it really? I never saw that in the Bible. OK.
Verse 21. That -- therefore -- thou therefore which toucheth -- which teacheth another, teachest thou not thyself? Thou that preaches a man should not steal, dost thou steal? You know any believers that steal?
22. thou that sayeth a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? Thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Do you lie to get your own things and your own goals satisfied? Thou that makest thy boast of the law, boasting that you know the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? You who know the law break the law. How dare you go out and tell these people to repent, you who know the law and break it because it satisfies your own needs?
24. For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keepeth the law. Brethren, speaking in tongues and prophesying and casting out demons profiteth you if you keep the law. Healing the sick and prophesying in the church and have -- going down to 42nd street and giving a check, that will profiteth you if you keep the law. Glory to God.
Verse 25. For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: bit if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. Brethren, it's not going to do you one bit of good if you break the law and you are not repentant and asking God to help you not to sin. You're a heathen.
Verse 26. Therefore, if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his urc- -- uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? Therefore if the heathen does not lie and does not steal and will not cheat you if you pay him over -- and overage, and he will not hate you in your heart, and he will forgive you when you sin against him, his uncircumcision, his lack of, quote, faith in Jes- -- how do you know whether he has faith in Jesus Christ or not? But his lack of faith is, you would say, is counted for circumcision. His keeping of the law overrides what you would say casts him out of the kingdom. Can you hear that? Can you hear it?
27. And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfill the law, judge thee. And shall not uncircumcision be, that's a lack of all the signs that are in the church today, which is by nature, if it fulfilled the law, doesn't it judge you? If people that don’t' go to church, don't speak in tongues, don't believe in healing, don't cast out demons, maybe they're Buddhist and Hindus, but they will not sin against you. What does that say about you? Glory to God.
You who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law? You, who by using the Scriptures, twisting them to control and manipulate men and to use it for your own purposes, hallelujah, do you not transgress the law?
Verse 28. For he is not a Jew. You are not Israel. You are not a member of the church which is one outwardly. Don't show me your tongues. Don't show me your dove pin. I don't mean to be sarcastic, but this is a righteous hour. Don't show me your pins, and don't show me your stickers on your cars. And don't show me all the retreats that you're going to [?and you're interested?] in it. Neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh. It doesn't mean a thing. And if you think your salvation is hinging on these things, brethren, you are deceived. And when this new [?move?] of God floods in, you are going to be standing there locked out saying, Lord God, why did you not take me? Hear the word of the Lord.
Verse 29. But he is a Jew. He is the true Israel. He is a servant of God who is one inwardly. And circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of man but of God. Hallelujah. Glory to God. I think the Lord is very angry at the condition of the church world today.
So what have just said? We have said that in chapter 7 of the book of Revelation, God has revealed to us that the Israel, in what he calls Israel in this hour, is the whole living soul. But all Israel is not Israel, and the manifesting Israel -- I won't even say the true Israel because it's just a matter of time. He's taking everybody. From manifesting Israel are those who have the law of God written in their heart. [INAUDIBLE]. These people may not be Christians. Did you ever here --
I just have to make this point. I'm really beating it home, but it's really important. It's not just for you. It's for the people on the tape. People have got to understand this. Did you ever hear a preacher preach, Jesus, he's alive. Buddha, he's dead. Muhammad, he's dead. Jesus is the man. Let's fight. You've got to believe in Jesus. Brethren, they don't even know what they're talking about. And there's only one name by which men might be saved, the name of Jesus Christ.
Brethren, in the Scripture, names refer to spirit. There is only one spirit by which men may be saved. You have to have the spirit of Jesus Christ to be saved. You don't have to say you're a Christian. You don't need a dove. You don't have to speak in tongues. You have to have his spirit. Sometimes -- very frequently, when you have his spirit, you speak in tongues and you prophesy and you heal the sick and you cast out demons but not all the time. We just talked about it. And sometimes, we just found out, you could have his spirit by the election of almighty God. And I declare to you, you don't have to call yourself by the name of Christian.
But, before you get out the tomatoes and the eggs, you can only go so far. If you are elected by God to be in his Israel, OK, and you have his spirit in embryo form and it's manifesting in that you have mercy on the poor, as its spiritual mercy that's coming forth from your state of being because almighty God has given you his spirit even though you're some -- you're involved in some bizarre religion. OK. In order to go on with God, you have to come out. You have to come out. You have to come out. Somewhere along the line, you have to hear this word, and the spirit in my word has to touch that spirit in you that you have received by election, and it has to quicken you, and you have to come out. OK. Let's get this on the tape.
So it says right here that a true Israelite is one that's circumcised of the heart. Could you tell me, again, what circumcision really is? And what does this mean to be -- something's cut over the heart or something?
OK. The natural example of circumcision is that on the male organ there is a piece of skin that is removed, and what is underneath that piece of skin is revealed. OK. Now, we have shown, in this ministry, that Christ is coming forth from within our soul. But this is the soul of man. I don't know if you could see that [UNINTELLIGIBLE] that's better. This is the soul of man. I'm not drawing too good these days. It's a circle. We've been drawing this so the man is a circle. And when Christ starts coming forth in our soul, he comes forth from the center. This is our soul up here. Here is Christ. This is what's going to be circumcised. Our soul has to be cut away. And when our soul was cut away, what shall be revealed is Christ. And the way that's it's being cut away --
Now, in the natural, everything is the opposite of the spiritual. In the natural, it's a surgical procedure, and the skin is cut away. But in the spiritual, the cutting is coming forth from within. Christ is doing the cutting, and he is expanding. He is growing. He is growing stature, and he keeps getting bigger. And when it gets to the point that he's right up next to our soul, he's attacking it. He's breaking us in pieces, and he is going to pierce right through that soul, our natural soul. And theses lines indicate our behavior, and our thoughts and our words and our deeds are going to be all Christ because our soul, our natural soul is going to be back here. And Christ will have pierced through our soul and will be living through us. Can you see that?
The circumcision is one without hands. Amen. Are you familiar with that Scripture? The circumcision without hands. It's a spiritual circumcision, and it's coming from within. Christ -- the reason these breakings are so painful is that Christ is literally cutting our soul away. He's circumcising us from within.
The -- yes, the soul is the heart. If you look that up -- I think it's in Jeremiah. I'm not sure. But if you look up the word in Hebrew, you'll see that the soul is the heart.
Let's get this on the tape. OK.
If he's taking something off of the soul, he's revealing what the soul is really like, and then he changes it?
Well, not exactly. What happens in the spiritual is not -- OK. Help us all to understand, Lord. In the natural -- the natural is the opposite of the spiritual. In the natural, you take the membrane off, and you cast it away. What happens in the spiritual is that the cutting is something rising up from underneath and piercing through and suppressing what it pierced through. The membrane's not being cast away. The soul is not being passed away. It's being crushed down under the feet of Christ. So the membrane's not being cast away. And what's happening is that it's being pushed into the background, and it's being replaced with the mind of Christ and with his behavior. Can you understand that? Did I make it clear? O- -- I don't know how to make it any clearer. I could talk to you more about it later if you want. I know it's a difficult concept, but this is a spiritual principal.
In the natural, we tear down the old and we throw it away to build the new. But in the spiritual, when something new happens, it rises up like a fountain, like an underground fountain. It rises up, OK, like a geyser coming from underground. And the water just appears above the ground, and we no longer see the ground. All you see is the water that's pouring out. OK. We could talk about it more. It's OK. It's -- if you -- God just has to anoint our minds so that we can see spiritual things. It's different than it is in the natural. It's the mirror image. And once God starts ministering to you, that you could see spiritual things, it's just going to come easier and easier. So we'll talk about it some more later. OK. Everybody else all right on this? OK.
So the true Israel are the people in the church. Or the manifesting Israel are the people in the church whose hearts who -- has received the mind of Christ and who are thinking and feeling with the mind and the feelings of Jesus Christ. And the people in the word who have his spirit, not because somebody laid hands on them and not because they heard preaching but because God elected them -- did you ever hear anybody say, well, how are these people in the farthest corners of Africa going to get saved? Because Jesus is going to touch him with his spirit. That's how they're going to get saved. That's how they're going to get saved.
But -- please [UNINTELLIGIBLE] please hear me. You know, I don't want my words twisted. That manifesting spirit of Christ has to be developed. They have to hear the word. They have to find out the truth. But they will be drawn to Christ because they have his spirit. And, indeed, in this hour, people are coming out of every religion in the world not because they're frightened into it, not because they believe that Buddha is dead and Muhammad is dead but because the spirit of almighty God, which is alive in them, is quickening the truth to them, not because some Christian has beat them over the head with the Bible and sat down and debated with them and convinced them that their religion is not good and our religion is good. That's not it, brethren. That's not it. It's got to be by your spirit. You have to be drawn by your spirit. Because if you could debate somebody and convince them that their religion is no good, they're still not saved if they don't get his spirit. Can you hear it? OK. I spent a lot of time on this. Let's go on. Glory to God. OK.
Believe it or not, we're in the book of Revelation. OK. Glory to God. Let me see my notes in here. The balance of chapter 7. This is starting with verse 9 through verse 17, describes the ultimate salvation of the living soul. That is the process which will take them from the imputed anointing, which is received in verse 9. We'll see that verse 9 describes the imputed anointing being given to the balance of the members of the living soul through complete salvation. That -- and complete salvation involves spirit, soul and body. So in verse 9, we're going to go through it word-by-word. We're going to see that the balance of the members of the living soul receive the imputed anointing. And as we go on to the end of that chapter, we're going to see at the very last verse that they have received full salvation.
And as I've been putting on the [?list, he takes?] -- God has a literary style. He has several literary styles. And one of his literary styles is that he states the accomplished fact first, and then he follows it up with how it came to pass. So in J- -- Revelation, chapter 7, verses 9 through the end, he is stating, as an accomplished fact, this salvation of the balance of every member of the living soul on the face of the Earth. And starting with verse 8, he starts to describe the judgments that must fall in order for this to be accomplished. Glory to God.
I -- there's just one more thing I want to remind you of before we go on. In the earlier chapters, to chapter 5 and specifically chapter 5, chapter 5 and chapter 5, we were told that the way God builds things, when he's not a man -- God is a spirit, and the way he build things is first he imagines it. First, he gets the idea in his head, and he speaks it. He says, let there be light. Let mad be made in our image. The next thing that happens is that it appears -- remember that teaching that I gave you? -- on the chalkboard, in the realm of the spirit. It gets sketched in the realm of the spirit, and the third thing that happens is that it manifests in the realm of appearance.
So we said verse 4 of chapter 4 of the book of Revelation was the prophecy. God said let it be. Let man, in full salvation, appear in the Earth. In chapter 5, we saw it happening in the realm of the spirit, and now, as we move on, in chapter 7, we see it manifesting in the realm of appearance.
So let's go on with verse 9. After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number. Now, this is after this -- I just have to make this point before we go on. This is after the sealing of Israel which is the entire living soul. And I remind you that the purpose of this sealing is twofold. People that already had a measure of the mind of Christ got an increased measure. They're caught up to full stature. And all the members of the living soul that had nothing of Christ received that measure of his spirit so that when God judges their soul, Christ can come forth. If God judges your soul and lets great tribulation come upon you and there is nothing of Christ in you, you will die, no glory to God. There is no point in God judging you until you have your measure of Christ so that when your soul is judged, Christ will increase and stand up and take over the vessel.
Why -- don't you hear people say, why is -- does God let this continue? Why doesn't judge that sin out in the world? Because he'd just kill off his own creation. First things first, he's tolerating sin for a season and -- while he proceeds to impart the measure of his mind and his spirit to all men. That's why we're not to judge the world. We're to judge the church. Why? Because we have the spirit of -- we have the mind of Christ, even in measure. I hope that I made that clear.
I know no member of the church knows the whole law, but if you don't know the law and God judges you, you're going to find out the law. Because you're going to say, Lord, what did I do wrong? Pray for me, somebody. What happened to me? The devil's after me. Oh, did I do that? Really? Am I reaping what I sowed? God judges those that have access to his mind so that your own law can be crushed. Your own error can be crushed, and Christ in you can be exalted.
But I don't care how wicked a man is out there, if there's no Christ in him and God crushes him, what glory is there to God? Christ must appear in him. Christ must be the end of the judgment. Well, he -- if a man is really evil, he might crush him, if he's doing too much damage. But that's God's decision. We don't decide things like that unless he instructs us, and I'm not talking about Hitler or something like that. I'm talking about everyday people.
The end of the judgment must be the exaltation of Christ in you. If God gives you a hard time or lets a hard time come upon you, if you get broken, if you get knocked down, the only glory is that Christ is exalted, that you overcome by the power of his spirit, that you learn the lesson, that you become submissive, that love is developed in you, that forgiveness is developed in you. Otherwise, there's not glory to any of this. OK. I'm going to try again.
Chapter -- verse 9 of chapter 7. After this, after the sealing of the whole living soul, I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hand.
Now, this word great, talking about a great multitude, this is the only time that word is translated great in the book of Revelation. It's -- I'm sorry, it's the only time it's used. There are other words great in the book of Revelation, but it's a different Greek word. This is Strong's 4183, and it means larger numbers. It means many. And the word multitude is 3793, and it refers to a throng or a crowd that is moving along. It also means rabble, which means it's not a very respectable crowd. So the word rabble indicates that this crowd, this throng that's moving along, is a low-class throng. It's a company. It could be described as a riot and also could be a group of people having a common interest.
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great, a many-membered crowd of low-class people. And, brethren, I declare to you that the Scripture does not say that low-class people are people without money, people without clothes. The Lord's not talking about that. He's doesn't care if you have a $400 suit and you're a millionaire. if you don't have his spirit, you're low-class. Can you hear this? Can you hear this? The Scripture clearly states, don't put the gaily dressed man in the front of the church and the poorly dressed man in the back because you may have put the vessel in which the spirit of God has entered into your service in the back of the church. Hallelujah.
So the spiritually low-class throng had many members, and Paul saw it, and no man could number them. Now, this word man is Strong's 3762, and it really doesn't mean man. It really means not even one man, woman or thing, and what it means was no one could number them. A man couldn't number them, a woman couldn't number them. A donkey couldn't number them. They were just innumerable. It had nothing to do with being man. They were innumerable, and they were of all nations and kindreds and people and tongues. Let's see what that means.
The word -- let's see, I left nations out. Oh, nations is 1484, and that's a multitude whether of men or beasts. It's associated with a group of people that live together, a company, a troop, a swarm. And it's used in the Scripture to describe foreign nations or nations that do not worship the true God and those brute beasts who have never known God. So what this is saying, this great multitude that was standing there with white robes, they had been spiritually cleansed. They came out of nations that had never known the true God. That's what it says. They have never known him.
Now, we just talked about that earlier. When this new move of God hits the world, brethren, there's going to be a lot of surprised people, and it -- a lot of people surprised at who is going to get caught up and who is not caught up because there are people coming out of the nations. There are people coming out of Buddhism and out of Hinduism and out of every other -- they're coming out of Santeria, and they're coming out of Brujeria. And they're coming out of everywhere. They're coming out of Edgar Casey. OK. He's going to sweep through by his spirit.
Do you believe there are people in witchcraft that have his spirit? Brethren, I was in witchcraft, and I had his spirit. I didn't know any better. I was ignorant, and God had mercy on me. I was doing tarot cards, God forgive me. They're coming out of every nation, out of every area of life that have not known the true God. They're going to be ushered in in this big sweep of God that's coming along. They're coming out of the nations. They're coming out of the kindred. They're coming -- of many nations. I'm sorry, which no man could number of all nations and kindreds.
And the word kindred is Strong's 5443, and that means an offshoot, a race or a clan. And basically, what it means is out of every physical race. They're coming out of the black race, and they're coming out of the white race, the yellow, the brown, the red. I don't know about the green, but they're coming out of every race on the face of the Earth. All you people that are preaching that black people are not human, hear the word of the Lord. God is taking people in this great multitude out of every race on the face of the Earth.
They're also coming out of many kinds of people. And the word people is Strong's 2992. All those who are the same stock and language. And this is used in the Scripture to specifically describe Israel. The people that -- there are members that are going to be included in this out of the church, so these would be -- who's -- who could be coming out of the church in this great multitude? It's all of the people that were speaking in tongues and casting out the demons and healing the sick that had no mercy, that didn't have the earnest of the inheritance, whose mind had not been twined with the mind of Christ. They're coming also, each man in his own order. Even though Christ might not be manifesting in them in this hour, in the hour that his spirit sweeps across the Earth and swallows up, into his spirit, every vessel alive on the face of the Earth, the people in the church that are not really of Israel shall be caught up also. Glory to God. Hallelujah, hallelujah. Glory to God. OK.
Alternate Translation, first half of Revelation 7:9. After seeing thousands of the men of the 12 tribes of Israel caught up to full stature -- and remember now, the 12 tribes of Israel [?comprise?] the entire living soul. After I saw thousands of the men of the 12 tribes of Israel caught up to full stature, those were the ones that were already sealed. When this big sweep of God comes through, if you already have a measure of the mind of Christ, you are going to get caught up to full spiritual stature. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
And John saw this happened. And after that happened, he said I continued to look. And there it was, the balance of the many-membered living soul whose number was uncountable. And they come out, and they came out of every physical race, out of every manner of thinking, out of those who know God and out of those who never knew God.
Brethren, God is not a man, and you who dare, in your ignorance, to determine who is savable and who is not savable, I declare to you, repent for you're in danger of learning a very hard lesson. Glory to God. Nothing is impossible for almighty God. [UNINTELLIGIBLE] Glory to God. Nothing is impossible for almighty God. Put your prejudices away. Lay them down. You're strangling yourself with your own carnal mind.
And the Lord just spoke to me while I said that, and he showed me a vision of a natural being born, and it was strangling on its umbilical cord. Brethren, spiritually, you are strangling on your own spiritual umbilical cord. Lay down your carnal minds. Submit yourself to God. If you don't have mercy, ask him for it because you're signing your own death warrant. In this hour, don't lay hold of my words, if you miss it in this hour, you'll get it in the next hour. But don't you want it in this hour? Do you want to get it in your offspring, or do you want to get it now? I want it now. I don't know about you. I want it now. Hallelujah. Glory to God. OK.
Moving on, and continuing with and they stood before the thrown and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes and palms in their hand. Now, I remind you that the word stood symbolized spiritual authority, that we are not standing. If you have any measure of spirituality at all, you may be sitting up, that when God put Adam to sleep -- when you sleep, you lie down, unless you're a horse, which we say in the Scripture [UNINTELLIGIBLE], but we are sleeping. We are lying down, sleeping. When God begins to resuscitate you, when you begin to wake up, the first thing you do is sit up in the bed. The only man that I know of today that is standing is the Lord Jesus Christ, so the Scripture says that they stood before the throne. And I declare to you that it means that they were standing by the power of God because we cannot stand without the power of God. Hallelujah.
And before the Lamb, and they were clothed with white robes. Now, the stood before the throne. I remind you that the throne is the prostrated soul. I didn't write down the tape number if you want to review that, but we studied that. It's at the beginning of chapter 4 which is around God's throne, so it must be part one. And we found out that the throne, in the Scripture, is Jesus Christ's prostrated soul. This is another tough concept. The throne is Go- -- is Jesus Christ's prostrated throne -- soul. The father is sitting upon the throne, which is Jesus Christ's soul that is in total submission to the father. Can you hear that? Can you hear that?
There's another soul in there. There's another throne in there. Jesus Christ wants to sit on our soul. He wants to sit on our soul. And this creation that's coming forth -- could you please get me one of these wipes out so that I could clean this board? Thanks a lot. OK. This is a little tricky. I just pray that the father anoint me to impart this to you. Glory to God. We found out that the throne -- I bought these Handi Wipes. They don't work too well.
The throne is the prostrated soul of Jesus Christ. The father is sitting on it. Jesus Christ is in complete submission to him. What we're talking about here is a glorified creation. It's a glorified creation, and it's in more than one part. The first part of it is the father who is pure spirit. He is sitting upon or ruling over the soul of Jesus Christ. Glory to God. Which soul is in you and me, and, ultimately, the soul of Jesus Christ or the -- which is the throne, shall rule over our human soul.
So we have it in three parts. Help me, Lord. We have the father up here. OK. And he is reigning over Christ. I hope you can [INAUDIBLE]. And Christ will eventually reign over the living soul. The result of this will be that the living soul shall be ultimately redeemed. Now, this is a series of submission. The father is sitting on a throne. The throne is Christ. Christ is sitting on a throne, and the throne is the living soul. We're told that there's only one throne. This is tough, but I declare to you that it's a throne in two parts because Jesus prayed, father, I pray that they might be one with me as I am one with you. Hallelujah. But it's in stages. It's in pieces.
We're one vessel, but we're body, soul and spirit. We're in pieces. OK. Well, this glorified man is in pieces, and the father is sitting on a throne, and his throne is Christ. And Christ is a throne by virtue of the fact that he is in total submission to the father, that the father can sit on him and rule him. And Christ is sitting on a throne, and his throne is the living soul. And we shall be a throne by virtue of the fact that we shall be in total submission to him, and he shall rule us. But it's really just one throne, and it's the father sitting on it. Hallelujah. If you don't understand it, don't worry about it. This is very hard. Just -- I'll talk to you later if you want. If you don't understand it, don't worry about it. Just -- let's just go on. OK.
So they stood before the throne, and the throne is the prostrated soul. It's the soul that's in total submission. Now, these people, they were clothed with white robes and palms in their hand. They had -- I'm going to establish in a few minutes that they had reste- -- received the imputed anointing. And the fact that they're standing before the throne means that in relationship to their soul, which is filled with sin, they are standing by the life and the righteousness of almighty God. They are not tread underfoot by their soul which is filled with sin, but they are standing by the power and authority and righteousness of almighty God. They are standing right up to the power of Satan, and he's under control. Hallelujah.
And they were clothed with white robes. Now, there are two words in the Scripture that are translated clothed. One of them indicates the throwing on of a garment, like you're wearing a shirt or a dress. You can take it off. You wash it. You change it. And the other word that's translated clothed implies something that becomes a part of you. We are spiritual beings, and we are clothed with skin, and this skin is a part of us. If we are tr- -- take our skin off, our spiritual being is scattered. So that's the two different words clothed. One is temporary, and one is permanent. You literally sink into and become with the other.
Well, this word clothed is the one that is just a dress that you could take on or off at will. And that's why I declare to you it is the imputed anointing. These many members of this great multitude, they have white robes on. They have been made righteous by the imputed anointing. [UNINTELLIGIBLE] our sins are forgiven, are they not, when we receive the imputed anointing of Jesus Christ. If we sin, if our soul sins, we have the power to say, Jesus, I sinned. I repent. And what happens? Our sacrifice goes into the spiritual realm, which is the Lord Jesus Christ, and we are made white in the eyes of the father.
So we are standing -- the members of the multitude in this Scripture are standing against Satan's sin and the sin that he's causing them to commit. He does not have them tread underfoot. He is no longer destroying them. He is no longer killing them. Don't lay hold of my words.
We're in a spiritual work here. I know that people that have the imputed anointing still die, but spiritually speaking, the process is being abated. The process is being stopped because they have the imputed anointing of the Lord Jesus Christ. They're no longer victims and trod under. We have spiritual authority. We have spiritual power to pray and to break the curses that are upon us because Satan has ruled and reigned in our life, and that's what this is talking about. These people, they have white robes, they have the imputed anointing, and they have palms in their hand.
Now, I -- this word palms, I looked it up, and it really means palms. So I went into [INAUDIBLE] Bible Dictionary to try and get an idea of what the word palms mean in the Scripture because you know that this is a symbolic book, the book of Revelation, so let's find out what God is saying to us. This is [INAUDIBLE] Bible Dictionary. The palm tree is a beautiful and useful branchless tree covered with a tuft of loving -- lovely, fan-shaped leaves. Israel encountered 70 palm trees at [?elem?]. The palm was a welcome sight to weary travelers for it always signified rest, shade and refreshment. It signifies rest, shade and refreshment.
Where palms grew, their long tap roots struck water. Palm trees have contact with the spirit of God. If properly cared for and watered, palms grow in Jerusalem. The New Jerusalem, that's the Holy City. That is the glorified, redeemed soul of man that is promised to us. Glory to God. Palm trees are associated with redemption. The date palm lives sometimes over two centuries. We're talking about long life, and it produces fruit. We are producing the fruits of the spirit, hopefully, if we have the imputed anointing.
Jericho was called the city of palm trees, and we know that Jericho is the city that God's -- that God obtained supernaturally under the -- or through his servant, Joshua. Jericho was defeated supernaturally. So palm trees also refer to the spiritual victory of God. And palms were among the goodly trees used in the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles, which indicates the end of the process by which we receive eternal life. So palm trees, in a measure, point towards eternal life. Glory to God.
The straightness and beauty of the palm would naturally suggest giving its name to women. Palm trees refer to the soul realm. The soul realm is female. The palm is the figure of the righteous. It indicates righteousness, enjoying their deserved prosperity. Palm trees indicate the righteousness which we -- I'm sorry, prosperity which results from righteousness. Glory to God. I can't wait. Hallelujah. And it's a symbol of victory. The primitive church used the palm to express the triumph of the Christians over death through the resurrection. Hallelujah. Glory to God. So we see that the ba- -- the palm tree indicates, in one simple expression, victory in Christ Jesus.
Alternate Translation, the second half of Revelation 7:9. And they stood in the strength of their newfound spiritual maturity in front of the prostrated, corporate living soul and in front of the Christ within them. And they were clothed with the righteousness of the imputed anointing and were possessing the promise. Now, they arrest righteousness, prosperity and victory over death. Now, they don't have those things, but they are possessing the promise of it. They're possessing the promise of it.
And I just want to go over this expression that they stood in front of. They stood in -- when the Scripture says they stood in front of something, that which is in front is seen. What is in front of me is my clothing. What you see is my clothing. It's in front of me. It's in front of my underclothing. OK. So we know that the spiritual man is in layers, and we have Christ. And we have the father, and we have Christ, and we have the living soul. And what is in front is that which is seen, your physical appearance and your personality and your behavior. So what this is saying is that they stood in front was when you spoke to them and when you looked at them. You could see the imputed anointing. You could see the mind of Christ manifesting in them.
They stood in front of their soul. Our soul is desperately wicked. It meant that by the power of Christ in them, they were suppressing the wickedness of their soul. But that -- their nature had not yet been converted into the holiness of almighty God.
Alternate Translation, the whole of Revelation 7:9. After seeing thousands of the men of the 12 tribes of Israel caught up to full stature, I continued to look. And there it was, the balance of the many-membered living soul whose number was uncountable. And they came out of ever physical race, out of every manner of thinking, out of those who know God and out of those who never knew God. And they stood in the strength of their newfound spiritual maturity in front of the prostrated, corporate living soul. They were suppressing the evil in their soul. And in front of the Christ within them, because Christ is spirit, and they were clothed with the righteousness of the imputed anointing and wee possessing the promise of rest, righteousness, prosperity and victory over death.
And when it says they stood in front of Christ, what I believe it means was that you didn't see a pure Christ. You saw Christ manifesting through their still [INAUDIBLE] soul, hallelujah. OK.
Verse 9, the imputed anointing is anointed to the many members of the living soul. This is the gift and calling of God which is without repentance, and we've talked about that. The imputed anointing, it's the gift and the calling of God which is without repentance. And what God requires of you is that you take that. It's supposed to get inside of you, but it won't get inside of you if you don't repent. You have to repent, brethren. You have to repent. You have to repent. You must repent. You cannot say, for example, I am a Christian, and I have an evil spirit. Cast it out of me.
You must realize that this evil spirit is sin. Even if you were born with this sin on your family line, it is now your sin, and God requires you to repent and to resist and to deny it, and ultimately he will cast out the evil he will cast out the evil spirit. But you -- it is not a correct thought to say in your mind, I love God. I'm generally, overall, repentant. Cast this spirit out of me. If that's what you're thinking, [?received?] a lie, and it's working to your heart. And if you don't agree with me, pray about it, but I'm telling you, it doesn't work like that.
And a lot of Christians don't understand repentance. How could you repent if you don’t that you've sinned? We must be in a state of repentance. We must be prepared to repent of everything that God shows that’s in our hearts that maybe we didn't know it was there. Brethren, I can't tell you how I'm -- how sorry I am to tell you how many people that I know who told me they were repentant, and when God revealed their sin, they could not repent. We have someone here that left the ministry because of that. They could not repent when God really showed them what was in their heart. They could not repent.
So you cannot say I repented once when I received Jesus. You must repent as God shows you your sin. OK. And there's no condemnation in Christ Jesus, but neither can we say I was born with that rejection from the womb, and I deserve deliverance. You don't deserve anything, brethren. It's a gift of God. And if you were born with it -- if I was born with it, it is now my sin, and I must repent of it. And God will be faithful.
So -- you know, sometimes our deliverance is blocked because of a lack of understanding. The demons are sin. They're a judgment from God upon our family line and upon us, and we must confess that sin as our sin and as the sin of our fathers. And he will be faithful to deliver us, so this is important that we all understand this. We are not innocent, brethren. We are not innocent. We are guilty. We would not be where we are if we were not guilty. We are guilty, and you are guilty until the salvation of God has completed its way through our spirit, soul and body. Hallelujah.
This big error in the church today, their out- -- all of their eyes are directed on the outside world. Brethren, we must look at ourselves. We must look at ourselves. Hallelujah. This is what the Lord is requiring of us in this hour, and he shall deliver us, and he shall catch us up to full stature. And we shall go out to the [?balance of the world?] with the power to impart the life of Christ to them by the spirit of holiness that we -- has been imparted to us. We've got to get right. It's not after death. It's not, brethren. The battle is now. Hallelujah. Thank you, Jesus. OK. Glory to God.
Verse 10, Revelation chapter 7. And cried -- these -- this many-membered living soul, it cried -- or the members, they cried with a loud voice saying, salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb. Now, I read that, and I said, what in the world does this mean. Salvation to our God? It sounds like salvation is granted to God? This -- something's wrong with this translation. It cannot be. So I prayed about it, and this is what God gave me.
We'll start with the first few words. And cried with a loud voice. First of all, the word cried is Strong's 2896, and it refers to an inarticulate sound. And I suggest to you that the Scripture is speaking about a spiritual communication. It's not talking about a man standing up and saying Jesus saves. This is a spiritual communication. And the word loud is Strong's 3173, and it's feminine, meaning that the female realm, the soul realm, is uttering it. And I'm not going to spend too much time on this. I think I'm saturating you. I'm just going through this. It means authority and power, especially of God. It's used to describe the Hebrew feast days of Judaism. And the Hebrew equivalent means to twist threads or a cord together. So what I'm suggesting to you is that this word loud means authoritative, an authority that resulted from the fact that the mind of Christ, in a measure, had been joined to their mind.
Do you know that when the mind of Christ joins to your mind, in any measure, you have received spiritual authority? And when you speak, your voice will be loud. Loud is really a poor translation. It really means a great voice, a powerful voice, an authoritative voice. They made an authoritative, spiritual utterance, and this is what they said. And when they said it, they spoke it in the language of men. In the realm of the spirit, Christ had been joined to their mind. They made an authoritative spiritual utterance, and the result of that was that it manifested in God raising up preachers to speak the words.
And this is what -- and everybody's a preacher, brethren. You don't have to be sitting in front of a meeting like this. But the word implies preaching. It was an authoritative, spiritual dissertation. And what they said in language was salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne. Well, that word to -- I didn't write down the word number. It's a preposition, and it can mean into. It can mean into. Or salvation -- it can mean in, into or to. And I declare to you what they were saying is salvation is in our God. Salvation is in our God. Our salvation results from the fact that Christ dwells within us. Glory to God.
And the word salvation is deliverance, rescue. Rescue from what, deliverance from what? From our own soul, brethren, who is ruling over us, causing us to sin and thus causing the judgments of God to fall upon us and killing us.
Alternate Translation. Revelation 7, verse 10. And with the great authority they had received when they were joined to Christ, they uttered and obvious spiritual sound, which in the language of men said salvation is in our God who is sitting on the top of Christ's prostrated soul and in the Lamb which is Christ. And with the great authority they had received when they were joined to Christ, they uttered an obvious spiritual sound. And when you utter a sound with spiritual authority, brethren, there's no question about it that it comes to pass. When I first was saved, I didn't understand how prophecy worked. When you speaketh by the spirit of God, I don't care how long it takes, it must come to pass. So they uttered an obvious spiritual sound, and -- in the language of men. And what they said, they declared to the Lord, salvation is in our God, the God who is sitting on top of Christ's prostrated soul. And salvation is also in the Lamb, which is Christ.
And I'll point out to you that in that verse, God is sitting on Christ. Christ is in submission to God, but Christ is not yet sitting on the living soul, which means that the living soul has not yet been brought into submission. The Scriptures are very subtle. Salvation is in our God who is sitting on the top of Christ's prostrated soul, and salvation is also in the Lamb, which is Christ, but Christ is not -- it doesn't say anything about Christ having, at this point, brought the living soul into submission.
But they've got the revelation. The balance of the living soul has got the revelation that salvation is in Christ. There's thousands of people out there going to spiritualists. They think their help is in spiritualism, but they're going to get the revelation that salvation is in Christ, the entire living soul. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
However, the earnest of the spirit has been imparted, and we know that because their voice was loud with the authority that can only come from being joined to Christ. [INAUDIBLE] to Christ. That means they haven't received the life of the ages yet, but they got the revelation. They're pointed in the right direction, and God has joined them in. hallelujah.
Recap, Alternate Translation, chapter 7 of the book of Revelation, verses 9 and 10. After seeing thousands of the men of the 12 tribes of Israel caught up to full stature, I continued to look. And there it was, the balance of the many-membered living soul whose number was uncountable. And they came out of every physical race, out of every manner of thinking, out of those who know God and out of those who never knew God. And they stood in the strength of their newfound spiritual maturity in front of the prostrated corporate living soul and in front of the Christ within them. And they were clothed with the righteousness of the imputed anointing and were possessing the promise of rest, righteousness, prosperity and victory over death.
Verse 10, and with the great authority they had received when they were joined to Christ, they uttered an obvious spiritual sound. Which in the language of men said, salvation is in our God who is sitting on top of Christ's prostrated soul and in the Lamb, which is Christ.
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