Part 3 of 5 Parts
Glory to God. This has been a very exciting series.
Matthew 4:1-7, Alternate Translation. "Then Satan caught Jesus up into the soul realm for a spiritual battle with the devil, who Satan was hoping would kill the newly born mind of Christ and sacrifice Him to Satan. And the devil aggressively approached Jesus," -- Well, the Lord's telling me to stop right here. How can the hea- -- the carnal mind sacrifice the Christ mind to Satan? I don't think we covered this in the other two messages. Does anybody know? You see, these Scriptures must become a reality to us. Every Scripture can and is occurring in our minds and in our lives. But somehow the way they come forth in the Scripture and sometimes even in the Alternate Translations, to us the Scripture is something out there, just like some Christians think heaven is out there and hell is down there. No, these Scriptures are real to our minds. How does Satan, or how does the carnal mind sacrifice Christ to his god? The god of the carnal mind is Satan. The carnal mind is the high priest of Satan. How would he sacrifice Christ to his god? Does anybody have any idea? Just please put it on the microphone.
By overriding our will?
Well, that's close. It's close, but it's not exact. What were you going to say?
By having the carnal mind push down Christ.
Yes, exactly. But our will is not Christ. You have the general idea.
Overriding our will instead of the will of Christ.
Overriding our will instead of the will of Christ? No. There's only the -- our will is the carnal mind. We are one with the carnal mind, so the carnal mind sacrifices Christ by pushing Him down underneath him and letting the carnal mind be fully our mind. Is that what you meant? OK. Praise the Lord.
"Then Satan caught Jesus up into the soul realm for a spiritual battle with the devil, who Satan was hoping would kill the newly born mind of Christ and sacrifice Him to Satan. And the devil aggressively approached Jesus saying, "If You're really the Son of God, let's see You bring the many members of the living soul into spiritual maturity in their present sin-filled condition."
And I remind you that the carnal mind was suggesting that the members of the living soul be caught up to a position where they would have spiritual authority over the soul realm. That includes the life and death of their fellow man.
And Jesus said to him, "But Jesus having completely forsaken His carnal needs and desires, and craving dominion over the devil," -- all He could think about was dominion over the devil. Nothing else held any interest for Him. The man, Jesus, there was nothing He would not give up if it meant having dominion over the devil. That was all that He wanted.
So Jesus answered him, His own carnal mind, because the devil was Jesus' own carnal mind. "And Jesus answered His own carnal mind saying, 'Man cannot live in a soul which is in your image, but he can live in a soul which is in the image of Christ. Devil, I can't do it. I can't give you life when you're -- the mind and the living soul is death.' Then the devil demonstrated that he still had the authority to fully manifest his carnal mind in Jesus' renewed soul."
Now, all you Pharisees, don't shut off the message. What that means is that the carnal mind had full authority to put his thoughts in the man Jesus' mind. But the man Jesus also had a mind of Christ, and therefore the free will of the man Jesus was fully in play to choose good or evil. Now, those of us who are down here in hell right now, we have an ability to choose good and evil in varying degrees. Frequently, evil overtakes us and that is why the Lord has mercy on us and forgives our sins. As long as we are in an attitude, an ongoing attitude of repentance, of confession of sin and repentance and seeking God to help us, if we're involved in a program seeking God, saying, "Lord, please help me to overcome this weakness in my character," your sins are forgiven. And the Lord is working with you to change. So man does have a free will, but in the event of, or in the case of fallen man, frequently his free will is so bound up by curses and demons and other problems in his life that for all intents and purposes, he does not have free will. He's overcome. He's overtaken by the devil. But the man Jesus, who was the Christ, He was not overtaken. The Christ mind was fully born in Him, and He had a full, unhindered opportunity to choose between good and evil.
So the devil demonstrated that he still had the authority to fully manifest his carnal mind in Jesus' renewed soul. And the way he demonstrated that was to put his thoughts in Jesus' mind. And we find Jesus talking, we find Jesus the Christ talking to His carnal mind. And let me remind you that we find David in the Psalms talking to his soul, saying, "Oh my soul, why are thou cast down?" So we see that our spiritual life is in parts in this hour. We have a mind, we have a soul and we have a body. And it's not uncommon for the Christ mind to talk to the carnal mind and say, "I rebuke you. Get that thought out of my mind. I won't do it." And it's not uncommon for the Christ mind to speak to the body. What would the Christ mind say to the body? What kind of a communication would Christ have with the body that He was living in? Anybody know?
Don't lust after that food.
OK. It could be a lust of the flesh and it could also be an infirmity of the flesh. The Christ mind would have one quarrel with infirmity in the flesh of someone who was serving Him. Amen. He would say, "Be gone and never return."
So the devil demonstrated that he still had the authority to fully manifest his carnal mind in Jesus' renewed soul. That means even though the Christ mind was present, the carnal mind still had the authority to fully manifest. It'd be like having two suns up in the sky. And the devil tried to confuse Him by saying -- now he manifested and then tried to confuse Jesus the Christ by saying, "If you're really the Son of God, submit to my lordship because God has commanded that the living soul should be delivered over to the authority of Satan's angels to preserve her from the damaging effects of being fastened to Jesus Christ."
Now, I want to make a comment to you here that I really didn't have an awareness of for these past two messages. We all know that Satan is the deceiver. And at the last message, we discussed how Satan perverted the Scripture, which is a quote from Psalms 91, verse 11 specifically, and we said that Satan repeated the words of God, but repeated it in a perverted way that -- and when Satan did this at the beginning of time, he seduced the immature Christ, and the immature Christ sinned and the whole creation died. But when the carnal mind tempted Jesus the Christ, the mature Christ, Jesus was not seduced. But what I didn't understand, I always thought -- let me put it this way -- I always thought that Satan knew what he was doing. He knew that he was perverting the Scripture, that It was planned, that it was premeditated. And I'm feeling in my heart right now that that's not true.
What I feel what God said to me as I was preparing this message is that the carnal mind, whose god is Satan, is just perverted. Just perverted. And everything that passes through his mind comes out the other end perverted. And we see it amongst human beings. Now, brethren, let me remind you that humanity today is the offspring of Satan. And his offspring, the carnal mind, is the mind of fallen man. Satan is our father. And I see this with human beings all the time. They'll hear me say something and they'll go and repeat it to someone else, and the way they repeat it, they either say it the exact same words in a different spirit, or the words come out completely wrong. And when I talk to them about it, they really believe that I said that. So I believe at this point that God has spoken to me as I was preparing this message, and He has told me that Satan did not lay wait for the Christ. He really believed what he said to Him. He got the message of the Scripture and it twisted in his mind and he believed that twisted message.
And I want to tell you, if you know anything about people at all, the hardest person to deal with is someone who really believes the argument that they have against you. If someone knows that they're lying to you, to snare you for their own purposes, well, maybe you'll touch some conscience in them. Maybe they'll say, "This is going too far. It can't go any further. I've got to say the truth." But when you're dealing with someone that believes their own lie, they will fight you to the death. And that's what we're up against in Satan and Satan is where? In the people's minds. Satan is in the minds of the people. And as Christ arises in us, and we go forth as Christ renews our mind and we see things more clearly and more accurately, and we go forth to other human beings under the anointing of Christ to try to help them, because, brethren, all sin is in wrong thinking. All sin is the result of wrong thinking. Does anybody here not know that? First you think the wrong thought, and then you do the wrong act. All sin is in wrong thinking. And when the only mind you have is carnal, you can do nothing but think wrongly. So when the new mind is imparted to you, we must have a change of mind.
Now, have you ever heard it preached that repentance is a change of mind? I heard that preached. But, brethren, it's not a change of thinking in your carnal mind. It's not saying, "Well, I used to be a drug addict, and now I know drugs are wrong." That's good, but that's not what repentance is. Repentance is giving up -- true repentance -- giving up the thoughts of your carnal mind and picking up the thoughts of the Christ mind. And the reason that is the true repentance is because doing this will kill your carnal mind. Brethren, if you reject the thoughts of your carnal mind, and choose only the thoughts of your Christ mind, your carnal mind shall eventually die from lack of use. But if it's your carnal mind that says, "Well, drugs are bad. I used to do it and now I know that they're bad and I won't do it anymore." But it's some kind of understanding that has come forth in your carnal mind. This is not killing your carnal mind. And although it's a good thing in your life, it's not the true repentance because true repentance leads to life and life is only in union with the Son. Life is in Christ. Life comes forth when we completely reject the carnal mind and everything to do with it. Does anybody not understand this? Very important. Essential. It's essential that we understand this.
So this is the word of the Lord to me today. Satan being -- Satan and the devil being the minds of humanity today, we are dealing with perverted thinking on every turn. Now, I continue to encourage you and exhort you to pursue a lifestyle of putting all thoughts before the Lord. If you're angry at somebody, if you think somebody has wronged you, if you think evil of somebody, any thought that's not a good thought, I encourage you to put it before the Lord and say, "Father, is this how You see this situation? Is my thought lined up with You? And if it's not lined up with Your mind, I want Your thoughts. I do not want to think the thoughts of the carnal mind, because to think with the carnal mind is death." And I want to tell you, He is faithful. If you pray that prayer and you mean it, and your thoughts do not line up with His thoughts, He will bring the change. He will do it. But He wants you to seek Him.
I have some general ideas, but I can't tell you exactly why He wants you to ask. When you ask, He will do it. But you must ask. You have not because you asked not. Now, you're not without a Cadillac because you didn't ask about it. That's not what He's talking about. You're without the mind of Christ because you didn't ask. And when He gives you the mind of Christ, He doesn't give it to you like a big ball of bubblegum. You receive the mind of Christ a thought at a time, a situation at a time. Look at that situation. Make your evaluation, think it through as best you can, and then say, "Father, how do I line up with You? And if I'm not lined up with You, make the correction and show me where I went wrong." That's how you get the mind of Christ, an experience at a time.
I'm going to say it one more time. Satan and the devil is the mind of fallen man. The Scriptures are real. They're happening in our own mind. As Christ arises, we're dealing with the devil in our own mind and I want to tell you, brethren, the second, the second you start to exercise any dominion whatsoever over the devil in your own mind, watch out because the devil in the minds of everyone close to you have just risen up to join with the devil in your mind to bring down Christ in your mind. And when you overcome the devil in your mind and in the minds of your immediate family, get ready because all the people at your job are going to manifesting the devil towards you. This is all on an unconscious level. And the more dominion your Christ mind exercises, the wider the circle of people that Satan will raise up to try to defeat Christ in you. Now, if you're this strong that you're overcoming the devil in your own mind and in your immediate family's mind, and in the place -- in the minds of the place where you work, if you're really that strong that you're being victorious 95 or more percent of the time, by that time you're probably in some form of ministry and they're starting to come against you from all over the world. But I want to tell you, he that overcometh shall inherit all things. This is how we stand up in full stature. There is no other way but by this warfare that I have just described.
And this temptation that we read about in Matthew 4 and in other places of the Bible is an account of what we are to expect should we ever ascend to full stature. And I personally have no trouble applying it to those of us who are in this war but not yet in full stature. This war is real and we have to understand it. It's much more than casting a demon out here or there. We are up against our fallen soul who has ruled and has been ruling this living soul for centuries and who has been ruling you from the day you were born. He ruled your mother and he ruled your father and he ruled your grandparents and he's got all of your sisters and brothers and he's not about to let you go without one good fight. These Scriptures are not an abstract fantasy. They're about people and more specifically, about the minds of people.
So I'll just read you the Alternate Translation of verse 6 again. "And the devil tried to confuse Jesus by saying, "If you're really the Son of God, if the Christ mind has really been fully born in You, You would know enough to submit to my lordship, because God has commanded that the living soul should be delivered over to the authority of Satan's angels to preserve her from the damaging effects of being fastened to Jesus Christ."
Now, I want you to know that I spent years myself and I see believers today doing it all the time. When they hear something like I just read to you come out of the mouth of a believer, out of the mouth of their mother, out of the mouth of their wife, out of the mouth of their husband, out of the mouth of their best friend, out of the mouth of their minister, they automatically say, "Oh, maybe God didn't tell me that. Maybe I got it wrong. Maybe I misunderstood it." But I want to tell you, the one who is rooted and grounded in Christ responds by saying, "There's a new mind being revealed through the living soul. You're not shaking me. I've heard it from Christ. I know what I've heard. I'm not faltering. I'm not wavering. Get thee behind me."
Now, you can't do that overnight. Don't take condemnation if you're not doing it now. I'm giving you a vision. That's what the Lord is bringing you to. And, brethren, you cannot stand in such strength if you don't have an unshakable conviction of what is right and wrong. You can't stand like that if you don't really believe that you're standing in Christ on the issue. So we must find out what is right and what is wrong in, eventually in every issue known to man. But we're learning an issue at a time. And before we can find out what is right and what is wrong, for this imparted anointing, we must learn to logically evaluate sets of circumstances. We are not under the law, brethren, that God has said to us, "Don't do this. It's wrong." That's the old covenant. The new covenant comes with understanding. We have to understand why it's wrong. That's the imparted anointing, righteousness with understanding. And we learn a situation at a time. And part of the process of doing this is learning to fully understand every crisis, to fully understand every aspect of the conflict, how you feel, how the other person feels, what's righteous, not what's good for you in the circumstance, but how God sees it, what God's answer to it is. It's an education. That's what we're supposed to be learning here. That's what we're supposed to be learning. Our mind is being trained to see clearly. Glory to God.
"But Jesus said to His own carnal mind, "There's a new mind being revealed through the living soul and you have no authority to test that new mind, which is Christ your God, the One who owns you." Now, as we said in the last message, the church world preaches it that Jesus was saying, "Oh, you won't tempt Me. You won't get Me away from serving Jehovah." That's not what He was saying. He was rebuking His own carnal mind and I suggest to you the carnal mind of anyone else who would come to Him with this. He rebuked Peter when he told Him not to go to the cross. He told him right out, "You have no authority over Me."
And I'm warning you again, I'll warn you until the, until kingdom come, if you're rebuking people and telling them they have no authority over you and you're mistaken, and you're deceived and you're not in Christ, it's just a matter of time until the Lord will have to break your pride. So you must be on your face before God, before the issue, during the issue, after the issue, asking Him to help you. If you have thought that you were in Christ at any time and you have not been, and when He convicts you, you must repent. But you will get more and more confidence in yourself as you go through this. And you will know when you're in Christ and when you're not in Christ. And you will have to stand unwaveringly against the devil and Satan in your mind as well as other people's minds. And you must tell them, because they are going to come to rebuke you. They're going to tell you that your doctrine is false. They're going to tell you that you're preaching by an occult spirit. They're going to tell you that you're not ordained. They're going to criticize the condition of your congregation. They're going to tell you that you're not doing what God told you to do. And the answer, brethren, is not to tell them, "I'll pray about it." The answer is to tell them, not in necessarily these words, "You have no authority to criticize Christ." Just make sure it's Christ in you. I'm telling you, when you're serving God, all hell comes against the work. And they're going to come out of the woodworks to criticize you.
You know, I saw it on TV the other night. I won't mention the man's name, I'm just going to take a minute. It made me sick. I'm tol- -- I don't have any personal knowledge of the man's ministry but I'm told there are many healings going on there. I hope that's true. And a T.V. tabloid calls this man on the carpet and rebukes him and tells him we sent a woman in who said she had polio and she told you that she was healed and you said, "Praise the Lord," you're a phony. Well, how's he supposed to know she was a phony. I have ministered healing. If someone walks in here and tells me they have polio and the power of God is flowing and the woman says, "I was healed," I would say, "Praise the Lord" too. And this man in submission to this T.V. tabloid has put doctors on his staff. A man, who I'm going to believe it until the Lord tells me otherwise, is ministering the power of God, is kowtowing to a T.V. tabloid. I want to tell you, that I would expect the Lord to deal with him. I'm not to judge another man's servant, I'm just very distressed by it. I believe he probably thought it was the right thing to do when he did it. But I want to tell you that you cannot serve God and mammon. You cannot submit to a T.V. tabloid and expect the power of God to continue to fall. Now, that doesn't mean he's losing it tomorrow. God loves him. He's a faithful servant of God. I'm believing the Lord will correct him, and the Lord is very long-suffering in things like this. I'm sure he did what he thought was right, made peace with the media.
It wasn't the right thing to do. It was an abomination before the Lord. It was sin. Why was it sin? Brethren, when God has given you a position of authority, when His Spirit is pouring out upon you, and you bow your knee to man, it's sin. And I pray that anyone in that situation, it's the mercy of God if He gives you an opportunity to repent. Because He'll deal with you and He'll deal with you and He'll deal with you and if you don't repent, you're going to lose your ministry. Why? Because if you did it once, you'll do it again and again and again. And you can't be ministering the power of God when you're bending your knee to every spiritual harlot around.
So Jesus answered His own carnal mind and I believe He would have said it to anyone else's carnal mind, Christ is around now. Christ is a new mind and a living soul and you have no authority to test that new mind which is Christ, your God, the one who owns you. Don't you test another man's servant." Don't come giving advice out of your carnal mind to God's servant. Don't go correcting out of your carnal mind, Christ's servant. Don't go giving advice. Don't go correcting. Don't go giving solutions. If you really, genuinely think something is wrong, go into your prayer closet. And if you're correct, the Lord will give you a Godly spirit to approach the minister. Keep your advice to yourself, unless it's asked for. I'm talking about spiritual matters, mostly, by and large.
OK, continuing with verse 8, "Again, the devil taketh Him up into an exceeding high mountain." Well, I guess the Lord wants me to correct that. It's not just spiritual matters. You shouldn't be giving unasked for advice to God's servants. Under certain circumstances, you might feel to make a suggestion, but you make the suggestion and you drop it. Drop it. If you inject yourself and if you try to inject yourself into the decision making process, you're manifesting Jezebel. If you're trying to directly influence the minister's decision in any area, we're dealing with the spirit of Jezebel.
Verse 8, "Again the devil taketh Him up into an exceeding high mountain and showeth Him all of the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them." The word taketh is Strong's 3880. We had this in the last message. It means to join oneself. We found that in verse 5. It means to join to oneself or to receive with the mind and we translated it in the last message that Satan was joining himself to Jesus' soul. And we found out that what that meant was he was fully manifesting. He didn't care that the Christ mind was there. Satan brought forth his carnal mind and fully manifested it right in the face of Christ. And I'd like to remind you that the Lord revealed to us in the last message that this was the showdown. As soon as the Christ mind was fully born and caught up to full stature, Satan appeared tapping Jesus on the shoulder saying, "We're going to see who's going to be the champion here." This is called the temptation. Christ defeated the carnal mind and we're told the devil departed from Him for a season. The carnal mind was not killed during the temptation; he was just defeated and left and departed for a season.
So as we translated it in verse 5, we're translating the phrase "the devil taketh Him up" and we're translating it "the devil taketh himself up." That Greek word translated him can be translated himself. And I suggested to you in the last message that the devil didn't take Jesus up but caught himself up. Caught himself up, manifested in the soul of the man Jesus. That's what he did, and by manifesting himself, called Jesus into battle. Brethren, if you're tripping along dancing and singing and having a good time, and all of a sudden Goliath appears in your way, you have been called into battle. Either you're going to fight or you're going to turn and run. And there's no place to run in spiritual battles. So that was how the devil, or Satan through the devil, the carnal mind, called Jesus up into a spiritual battle. He manifested his carnal mind and he said, "This is my soul and I'm not going to tolerate this Christ mind being here in a position of authority." He challenged Him.
So in verse 8, we see that once again, the devil manifested. And this time, we're told, he manifested in an exceeding high mountain. The Greek word translated exceeding is 3029 and it means beyond measure. The word high is Strong's 5308 and it's referring to spiritual height or authority. So the Scripture is saying an exceeding high mountain, and a mountain typifies nations. I'm suggesting to you here that the Scripture is speaking about the nation or the body of Christ, which had an exceeding or an immeasurable authority. Satan, through his carnal mind, had the nerve to fully, well, Satan had the nerve to fully manifest his carnal mind in this great nation, this great soul through which was flowing an immeasurable amount of power of God. And John 3:34 says, "For he whom God has sent speaketh the words of God, for God giveth not the spirit by measure to him." This was a nation, or I suggest to you the soul, of Christ through whom the unmeasured Spirit of God was flowing.
In Revelation 21, we saw the angel carry John away in the spirit to a great and high mountain and showed him that great city. So we see that a mountain can be a city. A mountain can be a city. And I'm suggesting to you this is a symbolic way of talking about the living soul and the renewed soul of Jesus Christ. And why was it renewed? Does anybody know why it was renewed? Jesus' soul was renewed because the mind of Christ was fully born in it. And it is the birth of the mi- -- of the full-term birth of the mind of Christ that will quicken our soul. Our soul is dead. And when the mind of Christ is fully born in it, it will quicken our soul or give life to this dead soul. OK? So this great and high mountain, which is also -- we can call a city -- and Jesus said that our soul is a city. And I'm suggesting to you that this city was Jesus' renewed soul.
So we see first of all that this mountain -- well I just said that -- is also a city and second of all, that the angel showed John the city. He showed it to him, John saw it with his eyes, but Satan in Matthew 4 joined himself to that city. So John saw a vision of the city. He saw how great the body of Christ was going to be, because this mountain and this city, another name for it is the body of Christ. But Satan didn't just look at it with his eyes. He joined himself to it. He manifested in it. John looked at it, Satan possessed it. Satan possessed it. Oh boy, I can hear the Pharisees screaming.
Brethren, this was the final showdown after Jesus stood up in full stature. Jesus defeated the carnal mind and went forth to do the works of the Father. Don't shut off the message. The message is beautiful. The message is glorious. What kind of glory is there in saying that Jesus was born completely perfect and never had to overcome Satan? What kind of glory is that to God? To say that He -- that God manifested in the flesh and beat up on this guy that never had any authority over Him ever? How does that glorify God?
The whole point of the message of the Scripture is that man is fallen and God manifested in sinful flesh. He was born in a sinful, fallen man. God, through His mind, whose name is Christ, manifested in a fallen sinful man, and overcame the mind that was killing Him. And if God did it in Him, He's going to do it in us. And all you Pharisees out there are fighting to say this message isn't true. You're killing yourselves because of your pride. It's glorious.
So I'm suggesting to you that the mountain we read about in Matthew 4:8 is that city of immeasurable authority, which is Jesus' renewed soul. Well, we can also call it the new, which is now holy, Jerusalem, Jesus' soul, which was fallen. Yes, He had a fallen soul because He inherited His soul from His mother. And His mother was not immaculate. His mother had sin. And Jesus inherited His soul from His mother. He therefore had sin in His soul. But when the mind that He inherited from his Father took authority over that soul, this sin-filled soul was made holy. And your sin-filled soul shall be made holy. Don't shut off the message. It's glorious. Rebuke all you Pharisees out there. What a glorious day. See, they're singing that song out there, "When we all get to heaven, what a glorious day it'll be, walking on the streets of gold." I want to tell you, when we all get to heaven, when the whole world gets this message and hears it and believes it, what a glorious day it's going to be, right here on the earth. As our minds are sent to heaven, our bodies are feet on the earth, but our minds will be in heaven. What a glorious day it'll be. Amen.
I used to know people who wouldn't sing that song because they didn't believe in the rapture. I'll sing that song. When we all get to heaven, what a glorious day it'll be. God help us. Keep us from religious spirits lying. Save us, Lord. We need salvation. We're fallen in our minds.
OK. I have a little -- Amen -- I have some information for you, a further information about that verse. We're still on verse 8, believe it or not. And the phrase "an exceeding high mountain." In the Greek, the indefinite article an, A-N, an exceeding high mountain, the word A-N, does not appear in the Greek. The Greek says exceeding high mountain. The Greek says "and the devil taketh him up into exceeding high mountain." Now, we know that that's bad English. So the King James translators had to pick either -- they had a choice, either the definite article, the high mountain, or an high mountain, the indefinite article. And not, once again, not understanding the deep spiritual truth here, they chose the most logical choice would have been an high mountain. But I want to suggest to you that this high mountain is Jesus' renewed soul. And He was the only one in the whole world that had a renewed soul, and that the correct choice would have been the definite article, the high mountain, which is Jesus' renewed soul.
The devil joined himself to the immeasurably authoritative nation, which is the undivided body of Christ, or the living soul which is renewed in Christ. Or we can say, the living soul whose mind is Christ, or we can also say the new man. All of those phrases say the same thing. And the exceeding high mountain is a parablic way, a symbolic way of saying all these things, that those who are in Christ have one soul. Those who are in full stature have one soul and one spirit. And you can call it the living soul whose mind is Christ or the new man or the body of Christ. Today Jesus is the only man alive whose soul has actually been renewed.
All you Pharisees that are screaming at me, your soul has not been renewed, neither do you have the full mind of Christ. It's a promise. And don't tell me I have no faith. If you say you see, when you're blind, there's nothing Jesus can do for you. When the mind of Christ rises from the dead in other individuals, and gives life to their dead souls, there will no longer be any division between the souls. Our souls are divided. Brethren, the people that love each other the most have disagreements. You cannot disagree if your soul -- you could not disagree if you are one, truly one, in your soul. The living soul is divided, you see. When Christ rises in each of us, and our soul is renewed, we will become one in the soul. It's like saying that each of us is a river and all of our rivers are going to flow into the ocean. Once our rivers flow into the ocean, how can you tell the difference which water came from which river? So in the spirit, we're all flowing back into Christ and there will be no division. There will be no sign of where your spirit came from. We're all going to be in that ocean, which is the mind of Christ. And as far as the soul goes, there will be no way to tell where your water came from once you empty out into the body of Christ. There's no division in Christ. This divided creation is a perversion. Amen and amen. Jesus.
And this soul, this soul which is the body of Christ, has a name. And I remind you that the soul is female and she takes the name of her husband, just like a wife in the natural takes the name of her husband, the soul takes the name of her husband. And her husband is her what? Her mind. Yes, the mind is the husband and the soul or the personality is the wife. Right now, our name, the name of humanity, is death. We are Mrs. Death. I tell you the truth. It's shocking when you hear it, isn't it?
Mrs. Satan. Amen. But in that day, when Christ arises in us to full stature, we shall have a new husband and our name shall be Mrs. Christ. Amen. This is life. And all of these are names for the body of Christ, the true body of Christ, brethren. She's not really manifesting yet, because Christ is not in full stature in anyone, to the best of my knowledge, that's in the flesh in these days. And there's no way your soul's going to be one with someone else's soul before your minds are in full stature. It's happening, but it hasn't happened yet. And your believing it isn't going to make it happen. It's growing.
Alternate Translation, first half, Matthew 4:8, "And the devil joins himself to Jesus' renewed soul again." Now, remember that the devil joined himself to Jesus' renewed soul in verse 5. So for the devil to join himself to Jesus' soul again in verse 8, he must have been separated from Jesus' soul, somewhere between verses 5 and 8. Does everybody know what I'm talking about? For someone to join themselves to you and then join themselves to you again, they have to disjoin themselves from you, otherwise you dis- -- otherwise you don't join yourself again. You're still joined. OK? So I want to suggest to you that somewhere between verses 5 and 8, Jesus threw off the carnal mind by His responses to the devil's seduction. I want to tell you that when Jesus responded to him with that spiritual attack, the carnal mind went down. He went down. And then he rose again and challenged Jesus again. So if you're on top of it and you know your Christ mind is ruling and reigning, brethren, don't be too self-confident, because he's coming back again. You have to put him down every time. And if you fail, there's no condemnation, but you have to confess it and repent and ask God to stand you up on your feet and get right back in the war.
Continuing with the second half of Matthew 4:8, "and showeth Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them." The Greek translated showeth him, it's the same Greek word that appears in Revelation chapter 21, and it means to expose to the eyes. The word kingdom, you may recall that in our recent message entitled The Kingdom of the Two Heavens, we established that a kingdom is a what? A mind. A kingdom is a mind. Brethren, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. The kingdom of God is the mind of Christ. Hallelujah. And the devil showed Jesus all of the kings, or all of the kingdoms or all of the minds of the world. You may, some of you may know there is more than one Greek word translated world. This Greek word is cosmos, cosmos, and it's referring to either the inhabitants of the world, men, the human race, or it can also be referring to the circle of the earth. And we know that fal- -- that the geometric symbol for fallen man is a circle. It's typifying men that live in this external realm, men that are not spiritual men. The circle of the earth typifies humanity which is not spiritual. Pardon me?
You might say trapped, but it's a circle. It has no spirituality, no Godly spirituality to it. We do have areas of this world, large areas of the world that are manifesting Satan, but the spirituality of God is not available to it. We're living in the outer realms.
So we see the devil saying to Jesus -- or not saying to Him, but showing Him -- all of the minds of this many membered living soul. Now, how could the devil show Jesus the minds of this many membered living soul? What does it mean? We have to get this down to reality, brethren. What does it mean? Now, we've said so far that the carnal mind was manifesting as Jesus' mind. That means he was thinking through Him. That's what it means. He was thinking through Him. Now, how could he show Jesus the minds of this whole world? And I want to suggest to you that somehow he imparted to Jesus an understanding that he had the authority to manifest in every mind of every human being on the face of the earth, and not only manifest, but control just about everybody except those who were in this warfare with Christ on their side. Somehow he demonstrated to Jesus that he could manipulate any human being anywhere that he wanted, with that one exception, where God was not protecting. Excuse me, I lost my place.
"And again the devil taketh Him up into an exceeding high mountain and showeth Him all the kingdoms of the world." He showed them all the minds of this world and the glory of them. The Greek word translated glory is 1391, and it can be translated opinion, judgment, estimate or view. Now, I want to suggest to you that the carnal mind showed Jesus how he had the ability to manipulate all forms of men, no matter how much money they have, no matter how much education they have, Satan had authority over the minds of all men and he showed Jesus his view of those minds. And I want to suggest to you that the carnal mind's view of the minds of fallen men is that they're his. His opinion, the devil's opinion, about the minds of fallen man is that they belong to him.
Alternate Translation. Second half of Matthew 4:8, "And the devil shows Jesus all of the minds of humanity and his opinion of them."
I have an Amplified Translation of that, "And the devil shows Jesus all of the minds of humanity and declares his ownership of them." Somehow, in some spiritual way, he showed Jesus that he had the authority to manipulate any man he wanted.
Alternate Translation. The whole of Matthew 4:8, "And the devil joins himself to Jesus' renewed soul again and showeth Him all the kingdoms," -- I should have said, well -- "all of the minds of the world," -- I guess I made a mistake here, let me, just give me a second, oh I see what I did. OK.
And this is Alternate Translation, Matthew 4:8, "And the devil joins himself to Jesus' renewed soul again and shows Him all of the minds of humanity and declares his ownership of them."
Amplified Translation. The whole of Matthew 4:8, "And the devil manifests himself as the mind of Jesus' renewed soul again. This time, declaring his authority over all of the minds of humanity by demonstrating his ability to control the peoples of the world."
Is that amazing? Here is the man Jesus, in whom the Christ mind has just been fully born, the man-child of Revelation 12, has just been fully born and caught up to heaven and Satan, through his carnal mind, believing every word that he's saying, is telling Jesus this whole creation and all of these minds, they're mine. And the proof that they're mine is that I can manipulate any one of them that I want to.
Brethren, I want to tell you that if you are called to be a son of God, this is what you are up against. You cannot waiver because what a fal- -- because of what fallen minds say to you. You cannot waiver. Yet, until you're really at a place where you're really sure of yourself, and even then, you must pray. If there's any possibility at all that that person could have been telling you something that's correct, even though in a wrong spirit, you must pray continuously, "Lord, I want to make it through. Anything that's true, I want to know the truth. If I've sinned, I want to know it. I want to repent," because hopefully you're fasting from every soul-ish satisfaction in this world and you're hungering for dominion over the devil in your own mind. And the only way you are going to get dominion over the devil in your own mind is to be in constant communica- -- now don't get into a bondage -- but a continuous ongoing communication with the Lord, confessing your sins, repenting, asking Him to show you where you need improvement, asking for correction, and then hungering for dominion over that devil. And that's how you get it. You have to be willing to face the embarrassment, because which is just pride, of any mistake that you made. No matter how much it hurts, just go and do what God tells you to do and just go on, go on, go on. Don't let it stop you. Go on. Just pick up the pieces and just go on. Keep on going. If you fell down for five minutes, stand up and keep on going. If you fell down for a day, stand up and start moving again. Don't let anything turn you back. You have to be hungering for dominion over the devil in your own mind so bad, that that's more important to you than your pride. I tell you the truth. Pride is worthless. It's dung. It's dung. It's worthless. It's going to kill you. It's worthless. There's no good thing in it.
"And the devil manifests himself as the mind of Jesus' renewed soul again, this time declaring his authority over all of the minds of humanity by demonstrating his ability to control the peoples of the world."
Verse 9, "And saith unto Him all these things will I give Thee if Thou wilt fall down and worship me." The Greek word that's translated all these things -- it's one Greek word -- is Strong's 5023 and, believe it or not, it means the ones just named. The ones just named -- it's a plural form. And he's talking about all those things that I just told you about. And what did he just tell them about? He's talking about the minds of the creation. All these minds will I give You if You will fall down and worship me. The Greek word translated gift means to give as a gift. The Greek word translated thee means your own. Satan said, through his carnal mind said, "I will give them to You to be your own, all of these minds."
Brethren, if you think that you don't have a god ruling you, whoever's hearing this message, I know it's nobody here, you are a fool. Fool is a Scriptural word. I am not insulting you. You are ignorant. You are ignorant. Either Satan owns your mind or Christ owns your mind. And if you don't believe that, you are ignorant of spiritual things. You're ignorant of your spiritual roots and the spiritual reality of your existence. You're not your own.
To fall down is Strong's 4098 and it means to descend from an upright to a prostrate position. Satan was saying, "Christ mind, go down under my feet." That's what he was saying. Stop fighting me. Stop resisting me. Now remember, Jesus had already withstood two assaults from the carnal mind. The carnal mind said to Him, "If you be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread," and the Christ mind defeated him and the carnal mind went down. And the carnal mind said, "He shall give His angels charge concerning Thee and in their hands they shall bear Thee up lest at any time Thou dash Thy foot against a stone." He said, "Cast Yourself down, because it's written that God will do those things for You." And Jesus said, "It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God." So both times, the carnal mind was fully manifested, seeking to put that Christ mind under him, and two times he failed to do it and the third time he came in a different mentality. The third time, he didn't come trying to outwit Him with his mind. The third time, he came and he said, "I'm going to buy You off." Do you hear this?
First Satan doesn't offer you anything. He comes in a mind war against you. And when you win that mind war in Christ, he comes. And someone's there offering you money. And someone's there offering you power. What did Win Worley used to say? Money, power, sex -- the three things that bring down a person of God. OK.
So, you see, let me point out to you right here, because I'm going back and forth here. In verse 9, the Scripture says, "And saith unto Him," it doesn't say the devil said to Him. Now, if you look back over the other verses, it says, -- well, it tells us in verse 1 that Jesus was brought to be tempted of the devil, so we know the devil is the tempter. And we're told in verse 3 that the tempter came to Him. And we're told in verse 5 that the devil took Him up. And we're told in verse 8 that the devil took Him up again. And in verse 9, it says, "And saith unto Him." Now, I want to suggest to you that it's not the devil this time, the devil being the carnal mind, but that it's Satan himself speaking, and I'll tell you why as we go along. So I'm going to say Satan. "And Satan says to Him, "All of the minds of this world that I just mentioned in the last verse, I'm going to give them to You if you will come down from Your position of authority and worship me." And the Greek word translated worship is 4352, and it's speaking about the homage that is shown to men of superior rank.
And I remind you that Satan, even though he has stolen the authority of spirit, is a phony and that he is soul, soul being female. And not only female -- female in relationship to spirit, which is male -- but also soul is the living soul. He is the man. Satan is the soul. He's not a spirit. Is everybody understanding me? He's acting like a spirit, and he's doing everything that a spirit does and the reason the whole world is perverse is because he's not doing a very good job. He's soul. He's a man. And this word worship, this man wor- -- he's a man who lost his mind. He's a man who's separated from his mind and is doing the best he can to be his own mind, and it's a disaster. And we're in hell.
So let me suggest to you -- well, let me ask you this first. How can the carnal mind, or Satan in this instance, give Jesus the minds of humanity? How can he do it? How can he do it? Now, right now we see that Satan has brought forth his offspring. OK, and his offspring is the carnal mind. And Satan has his carnal mind in every human being in the face of the earth, and that's how he's possessing mankind. Now, there's already a mind in humanity. So how is Satan going to give Jesus the minds of all the people of the earth? What is he talking about? And I want to suggest to you that Satan, true to form, is saying to Jesus, "I'm ready to sacrifice my own offspring. I'm going to get rid of the carnal mind. And I'm going to let You be the mind of the people." Do you hear this? I mean, having two minds is not good. It's not good for Satan either. He said, "I'm going to sacrifice my own offspring. I'm going to kick him out. I'm going to take everything away from him, and I'm going to give it to You. And all you have to do is say that I'm your god." You see, Satan's mind is so perverse, and without understanding, that he doesn't understand that it would be impossible for Christ to exist with Satan as His god. Because what is Christ? Christ is the Son of the living God, the offspring of the Father and the living soul. So see, Satan didn't even understand that if the second that Christ -- should it ever happen -- had acknowledged Satan as His god, Christ would have died and it would have been the carnal mind again. So Satan didn't even understand that. Is everybody following me? You following me? You're not following me? You're following me.
Perverse mind, like the mad scientist, like Dr. Frankenstein. He's crazy. His thoughts aren't straight. His thoughts aren't straight. His thinking is perverted. And when you think it through with the logical, rational mind of Christ, you see it makes no sense at all. It's impossible to have Christ inhabiting the minds of all the people when Satan is god. It cannot be. This is similar to Satan saying to -- or the carnal mind saying to Jesus, bring the creation to spiritual maturity without purging them from sin. You see, in that instance the carnal mind was saying, "Let the carnal mind abide and let Satan be god and give them all the spiritual blessings of God." And now Satan is saying, "I'm going to get rid of the carnal mind even though he's my daughter, she's my daughter -- the carnal mind is female. And I'll let you be the mind, but I still want to be god. See the carnal mind was speaking up for both Satan and the carnal mind. But Satan was kicking the carnal mind out. Isn't that wonderful? So now you see, whenever you see that kind of behavior in a human being, you know who's manifesting. Just go down to corporate America and watch them cut each other's throats. Just watch it and you know who's manifesting. Watch them sacrifice someone who labored for them for 20 years doing a good job. Watch them kick them out because someone that's giving them a big contract needs a job, or their son needs a job, and you know who's manifesting. It's not Christ. Glory to God.
So at this point, I'm suggesting to you that it's no longer the devil speaking to Jesus, but Satan, who had overshadowed Jesus' carnal mind and spoke through it directly in the same way that Christ presses down a believer's conscious mind and prophecies through him. Have you ever experienced that, that you're talking and you're talking and then all of a sudden it's not you anymore and you know that it's Christ? Either you yourself or in somebody -- have you recognized it in someone else? That's what Satan did. Satan, the god of the carnal mind, pressed down the carnal mind and spoke right through him in a manifestation of true prophecy, not the gift of prophecy, the manifestation of true prophecy. It was the very Satan himself speaking through Jesus' carnal mind.
"And he said aloud, 'I'll sacrifice my offspring, the carnal mind, my daughter.'" I hate that. "So he said, 'I'll sacrifice my daughter, the carnal mind and let You be the ruling mind of the creation, if You'll just acknowledge my spiritual authority over You." And I want to suggest to you, brethren, that this is the type of a silk stocking Jezebel. Outright Jezebel tries to rule her husband by fighting with him and striving with him and bringing him into submission, crushing him. And some women, when they find out -- doesn't have to be, it could be an employer to an employee to an employer, a husband to a wife, can be a member of a congregation to a minister -- anyone that has authority that meets up with Jezebel who's trying to usurp their authority, first they come and they try and crush you. And when they can't do it, they'll go underground. They'll go underground and they'll say, "I'll give you anything that you want, just do what I want. I acknowledge you're the head of the family. I'll acknowledge you're the authority in the family. I'll let you look like the big shot, but just do what I want." Two different levels of Jezebel, one overt, one covert.
The proof of me suggesting to you that we're talking about Satan here now appears in the next verse. "Then saith Jesus unto him." Unto who? Unto the one he was speaking to in the verse before. "Get thee hence, Satan." In verses 1 through 11, it's always the devil mentioned except in verse 10. And I'd like to tell you -- if it means anything to you or not, it means something to me -- that God gave me this revelation before I saw that Jesus was speaking to Satan in the next verse. As a matter of fact, I had read through these verses before I started to study today, and I did notice that, that this was the only time that Jesus was speaking to Satan, and I did say, "Lord, what does that mean? It has to mean something." And then I just continued with my study and the Lord told me this, gave me this revelation as I studied verse 9 and then showed me that verse 10 backed it up. So then Jesus saith unto Satan, "Get thee hence, Satan, for it is written, 'Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve.'" And I don't know about you, but every time I've ever heard it preached, it was preached that Jesus was saying to Satan, "You cannot make Me curse My God. I will worship Jehovah always." And I want to suggest to you that Jesus was saying to Satan, "I am your God and I will not acknowledge you and worship you, but you will worship Me."
And I want to tell you that when God gives you authority, every day somebody will be coming to you to say to you, maybe not those words, but in their spirit and in what they're saying, you submit to my authority. And I want to tell you, that if you submit, you will lose your authority. If the authority you have is given to you from God, and someone in a spirit of Jezebel comes to you and tries to take authority over you and you submit, you've gone down, brethren. Now, if it happens to you once, and you confess it and repent, God will raise you up. But if you habitually submit to Jezebel, it's just a matter of time until you lose your ministry, because how can you serve God when you're submitting to Jezebel every time she comes looking for you. I'm going to say it again. Anybody can be overtaken. Nobody's perfect yet. Anyone can be overtaken. But you need to confess that you were overtaken and that that is sin, and that you repent and cry out to God to make you stronger. If you're not waging a warfare, not against the Jezebel -- Brethren, your warfare is within yourself. Because when you're strong enough, no Jezebel can ever overtake you. If you are overtaken by Jezebel, it means that Jezebel, that manifestation of Jezebel was too strong for the level of maturity that Christ is in you. And the answer is not to kill the person in whom the Jezebel mind is manifesting. They're not your enemy. Your enemy is the fact that Christ in you is not strong enough. Your enemy is the fact that your own carnal mind is too strong. The answer is to petition the Lord to weaken your carnal mind and strengthen the Christ in you, very specially if you're being raised up as a son of God. And you get mad at the other person if they go away, God will send someone worse. It happened to me. It happened to me. I said, "Get that person out of my life." The Lord said, "OK." He sent somebody worse. It took me a few of those experiences to get the message and then I stopped praying for Him to get that person out of my life. I tell you the truth. I know it's funny, but it's the truth. Jesus.
Alternate Translation. Matthew 4:9, "And Satan says to Jesus, "I'll give You all of the minds I just showed You if You'll just give up Your authority over the creation and acknowledge that I'm Your god."
Amplified Translation. Matthew 4:9, "And Satan says to Jesus, "I'll sacrifice my own offspring, the carnal mind," -- I really should say daughter. I'm going to be bold. -- "I'll sacrifice my own daughter, the carnal mind, and let You possess all of the minds of humanity. I'll let You be the mind in all of humanity, which I just demonstrated to You that I own, if You'll just give up Your claims of Lordship and acknowledge that I'm god."
Verse 10, "Thus saith Jesus unto him, 'Get thee hence, Satan. For it is written, 'Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve.'" The word saith, "then saith Jesus unto him." I didn't write down the number, I see, but it can be translated, the first three translations in Thayer's Lexicon for the word saith, is to cause to lie down, to put to sleep, to speak with authority. I want to tell you, Jesus put the carnal mind, the Satan, to sleep.
Some of us have problems sleeping in these meetings. And I've been telling you, God gave me the answer several months ago. If you're sleeping, what it means is that your carnal mind was manifested and the Christ in me is putting him to sleep. If you really can't stay up and you just have to hold on to the horns of the altar until the seed of Christ is engrafted into your soul and Christ starts to be formed in you and rises up and opens your eyes. If you're consistently sleeping through these meetings, what it means is -- well, let me put it to you on two levels -- first of all, you're getting slain in the spirit without me laying hands on you. Now look, in the Pentecostal church, people go up to the prayer line, the pastor lays hands on them and they fall out in the spirit. Nobody has a problem with that, no one in Pentecost, anyway. But we know that Jesus healed everybody with His word. Virtue came out of Jesus. He didn't have to lay hands on anyone. I want to suggest to you that Christ is appearing in me, and I'm certainly not Jesus, and there's no way I'm telling you I'm in full stature, but I'm telling that Christ in me is strong enough to lay you out in the spirit without me touching you. So that's one possibility.
And the two possibilities are connected. What happens to you when you lay out in the spirit is that your carnal mind gets wounded. And when your carnal mind gets wounded, it opens you to the ministry of Christ. It's a good thing to be slain in the spirit. So when you come to these meetings, the carnal mind cannot understand this message, or only minimally understand it. The Christ in me is putting your carnal mind to sleep. Now, if you are consistently, chronically unable to stay awake, that means either Christ is not mature enough -- well, either He's not engrafted to you at all, which don't panic over that. If you can, if you bring yourself here anyway, He'll eventually be engrafted to you, or He is engrafted and He's not sprouted yet. So don't be, if you're -- take authority over your pride. If you're ashamed and embarrassed, and just pray, asking the Lord to mature, ask the Lord if you haven't, if the seed's not engrafted, to engraft it and if He is engrafted, to mature Him and hang on to the horns of the altar. I'm telling you what I've been telling you for years here. Don't worry if you're not understanding the message. The most important thing to happen to you in this ministry is that Christ engraft to your soul, is that Christ be conceived in you and that you place yourself under this anointing and this teaching that will nourish Him and make Him grow. And as He matures, He will open the eyes of your understanding. Don't worry if you're not understanding now. Don't worry about it, because you can only go so far with your carnal mind. Does anybody not know what I'm saying? It's very important. Don't let your pride bring you out of here because you don’t' understand. It's not the main point. When Christ arises in you, you will understand.
"Then Jesus says to Satan, 'Get your carnal mind down under my Christ mind because the fact is that the very appearance of the mind of Christ in Me means that at the appointed time, all of humanity shall acknowledge that I am the Son of God, and they shall submit themselves to Me. And I shall appear in them." I think I jumped ahead of myself. OK, let me go back. I'm sorry; I did jump way ahead of myself.
OK, we're in verse 10. "Then saith Jesus, then Jesus caused to lie down or to be put to sleep Satan." Well, who was Jesus talking to? He's talking to Satan. Then Jesus put Satan to sleep. When He answered him, He put him to sleep with His answer. He put him down under foot. He killed his poisonous, venomous influence. And also, I'd like to point out to you that the Greek word translated him can also be translated himself. And this whole creation is Jes- -- we're all part of Christ. Jesus answered Himself. Satan was a part of His own mind. Jesus answered Himself. Satan and the carnal mind, all this is a part of the creation. The whole question is who's ruling in the creation? Up until 2,000 years ago, the woman was ruling. Now the man has returned to his house, but the house is his. So Jesus said to Himself, "Get thee hence." And He said to His lower nature, or He said to His other side, "Get thee hence." Now, I didn't write that word down either. The Greek word translated get thee hence means to lead under or to bring under. And I want to suggest to you that Jesus is saying to Satan, "Get down under My feet. Get into the bottomless pit and let this chain, which is Christ, be upon you." And if you do a word study on the Greek word that means tribulation, you'll find out that if you go back, if you keep -- if you go into Strong's Concordance and keep following the words that that original word is derived from, you'll find out that it comes from a word that means to vex, and that if you go back one more word beyond that, it comes from a word that says to restrict in a narrow passage. The tribulation is the putting of Satan down under the authority of Christ, restricted in only the narrow area in which she is permitted to function.
The whole problem is that our personality is all tied up and joined up with Satan. And as Christ comes in to bring her into submission, we are feeling the pain. The tribulation is the bringing of the carnal mind and Satan under the authority of Christ. So Jesus said to Satan, "Go down under My authority." In other words, you see, Satan had not seduced Jesus, but he was talking boldly to Him. And Jesus said, "Shut your mouth and get down under." Now, I want to tell you, that thoughts come into my mind that I know are not of God. And I rebuke them. I say, "I don't even want to hear these thoughts." It's not just that I want to resist you. It's not that I don't have authority over these thoughts; I don't want to hear them. I burn your mouth. Why would I have to listen to this?" That's what Jesus said to Satan. I don't want to even hear your mouth. Get down under." Our kids today would say, shut your face. Right? Right. Shut your face.
"For it is written." This word, the Greek word translated for, it's Strong's 1063, and it can be translated because the fact is. Jesus said the same, "Get down under My authority because whether you like it or not, the fact is." Written, engraved, we've had that in the other meetings, that the living soul was engraved with the image of Satan and the carnal mind. And Jesus was saying, "The fact is there's a new writing on the living soul. And in that new writing, your authority has been erased." The engraving of the nature of Satan and the carnal mind in the soul of man is the mark of the beast. And you have got it. You were born with it. And the only way to get rid of it is to have it erased and replaced by the mark which is the nature of Jesus Christ. And Jesus said to Satan, "Give it up. Because the fact is that there's a new writing, a new nature available to men." Hallelujah.
Now, the correct tense for the word written is it has been written. It has been written. It's already been written. The new writing is available and the new writing is the mind of Christ. We just have to get it. Before Jesus did the work on the cross, there was nothing to get. It's like being starving, being in a famine and there's just no food available. It's why -- we have people in this country that are hungry, but there's food everywhere. Before Jesus gave up His soul life and sacrificed it on the cross, there was nothing to get. People were dying and there was no source of life. Now, there is a source of life, but we must go to war to achieve it, to attain it, to make it ours. But it's available. Hallelujah. Worship. Worship.
"Then saith Jesus unto him, 'Get thee hence, Satan, for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God.'" The word worship is 4352 and -- I think we had this before -- it means homage shown to men of superior rank. The word lord -- we had this in the last message -- 2962, he to whom a person or thing belongs. Jesus is the Lord of this creation. He owns it. He owns it because His Father gave it to Him. You know, we see this going on in natural Israel today. And we find men all over the world denying that it's their land. And they're engaged in an ongoing warfare for what God gave them. Brethren, God gave us Christ. And we must engage in an ongoing warfare to sustain what we already have and in an aggressive warfare to go on. Until the time comes that Jesus Christ says I'm going to put an end to this hostility, we must occupy until He comes. You fight until He comes.
"Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve." I didn't write down this number either, but it means, besides serve, it also means minister to or serve for hire. And I want to suggest to you the difference between worship and serve, both words can be translated worship. The first word means to just acknowledge the authority of Christ, the word that's translated worship. And the word that's translated serve means to be in His ministry, to submit to Him in a manner that He will manifest through us and we will be His minister.
Alternate Translation. Matthew 4:10, "Then Jesus says to Satan, 'Get your carnal mind down under My authority because the fact is that it has been written upon the living soul that all of them shall acknowledge that I am the Son of God, they shall serve Me." That's the whole human race, brethren. That's a lot different than what we read over here. "Then saith Jesus unto him, 'Get thee hence, Satan, for it is written Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve." I see Jesus cowering in the corner saying, "You can't get Me to worship you, Satan." What Jesus is saying to him, "Get your carnal mind down under My authority, because the fact is that it's been written upon the living soul that all of them, all of the members of it, shall acknowledge that I am the Son of God, Jesus is the Son of God, and that I own them and they shall serve Me." I amplified that a little bit. Is it on? OK.
Amplified Translation. Matthew 4:10, "Then Jesus says to Satan, "Get your carnal mind down under My Christ mind, because the fact is that the very appearance of the mind of Christ in Me means that at the appointed time, all of humanity shall acknowledge that I am the Son of God, and they shall submit themselves to Me and I shall appear in them." Glory to God.
Now, I'm not going to take the time on this message, but just by the -- for the possibility that someone's hearing this message that has never heard any of my other messages, I believe in the reconciliation of God's creation unto the Lord. I do not believe that every human being that has ever appeared on the face of this earth is going to be resurrected. And if you want more teaching on that, you can contact me and I'll direct you to the proper messages. I believe the whole creation, the whole spiritual creation, will be saved. And I believe that every man appearing on the face of the earth at the time that Christ makes His appearance will be saved, but I do not believe that every human being that has ever appeared on the face of the earth for all of these years, is going to be raised from the dead. It's the spiritual creation that is being raised from the dead, not the physical creation.
Verse 11, "Then the devil leaveth Him and behold, angels came and ministered unto Him." The word leaveth, it means to depart from Him. He went away. That means he went down. He stopped challenging His authority. There were no longer two suns in the sky. The challenger left. He was defeated, and there was only one mind predominating in the soul. "Then the devil leaveth Him and behold." This Greek word translated behold, it means wow, it happened. It's an exclamation. Wow. It happened. The angels are the holy ones, and I remind you, if you've listened to our study in Daniel 7, it was established in that study that God calls fallen men who have conceived Christ, holy ones. You don't have to be in perfection to be called a saint of Christ. A saint is a holy one. God sees His Son engrafted in your soul and from that minute forward, He calls you one of His saints. And we established that in the Daniel 7 series.
"Then the devil leaveth Him and behold, the angels came." This word came, it's Strong's 4334, we had it earlier in this series. And it can be translated to come near to and it's used of the priests about to offer sacrifice. It's used to describe the priests who are about to offer sacrifice. We found this in an earlier Scripture where we translated it, Satan drew near to Jesus with the full intention of sacrificing Christ to the carnal mind, or to his god's -- not the carnal mind, to his god, Satan. It's the same word. Now, this word in this Scripture, "Then the devil leaveth Him and behold, the angels came and ministered unto Jesus." In this Scripture, the word signifies the reconciliation of humanity, which shall be just -- why this humanity? The spiritual humanity, not these flesh bodies. These flesh bodies are prison houses. They're prison houses. The Scripture calls them the outer court. The spiritual creation, the mind of man, and the living soul are going to be restored. The mind will be raised form the dead and the soul, which is dead, will be quickened or given life. So this word come near, came near, signifies the reconciliation of humanity which shall be justified when Christ is conceived in them, saved when He is fully born in them, and we shall live again when He sacrifices or crucifies their carnal mind.
Let me give you that again. This word, came near, signifies -- now the holy ones came near, the ones who had received the seed of Christ but were not yet perfect. You see, they couldn't come near to the Lord unless they had received the seed of Christ. Because when you come near to the Lord, the Lord is a consuming fire. And as you draw near to Him, He burns you. He burns everything in you that's sin. And we have Scriptures in the book of Isaiah where it says, "If the Lord hadn't left a tenth of us, we would not have survived." What does that m- -- what that means is if He hadn't given us the seed of His life, when He kills all of our sin-filled soul, we would die. But we're just like a plant.
I remember once when I was a new gardener, I went out and I pruned my tomato plants. I just cut them to the quick. And someone came to visit me and looked at my garden and said, "It's going to be a miracle if those plants live. You didn't leave anything left." But they lived. I had tremendous and delicious tomatoes that year. God is pruning us of everything that's not Him. And for a season it looks and it feels like we're going to die. Well, our fallen soul dies and our carnal mind ides, but we shall live because a new mind shall arise in us and give life to us, give true life to us. We're not alive now. We're just existing. So to draw near to God means the burning away of your sins. So -- let me give you this again. So I'm saying that this word to come near signifies reconciliation. And we have on the Christ series we go over this out of Romans 5 that we shall be justified when Christ is conceived in us. See reconciliation is when we come into a relationship with Christ. You start going to church. You start reading the Bible. And you start praying. You're reconciled unto Him. Justification comes when His seed engrafts in you. Then you're justified. And what does justified mean? Justified means that God sees you as righteous. He doesn't see your sin. He sees you as a holy one and He starts to call you a saint, because His Son has engrafted to your soul. And then we're saved, our soul is saved. We're saved when He is fully born in us and that's talking about full stature, we're saved. And yet there's another step after full stature. We live again when that mind that has risen to full stature in us, sacrifices or crucifies our carnal minds. And that condition and that part of the resurrection is called -- does anybody know? When the enmity in our flesh is slain? What is that called?
The glorification. The glorification. Well, it's true. That's correct. It's the crucifixion of the carnal mind, but the stage of resurrection, the name of the stage of the resur- -- that stage of the resurrection is the glorification. And I would like to give you as a reference to what I just said, Romans 14:9. Now, also, I didn't say it before. I did mention Romans 5 -- let me just put that reference on the message here. I'll give you the verse number. Romans 5:9-10, "Much more than," -- is that right? -- "Much more than being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son." That's the crucifixion of the man, Jesus the Christ. His resurrection, His death, because the Father raised Him from the dead, made it possible for us to be reconciled to God. Is everybody OK? The death of Jesus the Christ, which resulted in the seed of God being poured out upon all flesh, the death of Jesus Christ made it possible for us to be reconciled unto God. Is everybody OK? Because the glorified Christ poured out, is pouring out of His spirit upon all flesh.
"For if we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." That's full stature. So we see reconciliation and full stature in verse 10 and in verse 9, we see "much more than being now justified by His blood," and His blood is the engrafted seed. Now that we're justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. And wrath is the judgment that's mediated by Satan, which is unto destruction, which is found in this world system. So we find that we're reconciled by His death, because His death produced the spiritual seed that lets us come into fellowship. We're justified by His blood, that's the engrafting of the seed, which turns the wrath of God mediated by Satan into the white throne judgment of Christ, where the judgments start working to our good and we're saved by His life, that's when He stands up in full stature.
I'm back in Romans 5:9, "Much more than being now justified by the engrafted seed, by the blood of the resurrected Christ, we shall be saved from the wrath that's on this world through Him." That's talking about Jesus the Christ who was raised from the dead. "For if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son that's Jesus the Christ, much more being reconciled, we shall be saved by the life of Christ appearing in us."
Romans 14:9, "For to this end, Christ, the mind that was in the creation at the beginning of time, died -- at the beginning of time -- He rose from the dead -- in the man Jesus -- and He revived." And that revival is speaking about the glorification. And I'm going to talk about those three words in just a minute. I just want to point out to you that the reconciliation and the justification, which came through Jesus Christ are not mentioned in Romans 14:9 because Romans 14:9 is speaking about the Christ mind and not the man, Jesus. Are you with me?
We had a similar situation when we did this Christ series on a Scripture -- I think it was in 1 Corinthians, I may be mistaken about the Scripture -- where it appeared that the Scripture was skipping over a whole series of events, but we found out that there is a significant difference between the man Jesus the Christ and the Christ mind. And we have to get these, this understanding cleared up to understand the Scripture. So let me say it again and then I'm going to go on. In Romans 14:9, it's speaking about the Christ mind, which had died at the beginning of time and rose again in the man Jesus of Nazareth and revived. And what that word revived means is that the mind brought to life or gave life to the living soul and the word revived is signifying the experience of the Christ mind living again in the fullness of the creation, having a Christ mind, which was alive, and having a living soul, which was renewed and having the whole creation, including, I would say, this exterior world in Christ. Is everybody following me? OK. So the word died is 599 and it means a violent death, which means speaking about Christ, which died at the beginning of time, I suggest to you. The word rose is Strong's 450 and it means to stand up and it's referring t- -- I suggest to you to the resurrection of the mind alone or full stature. I don't know about you, but I am waiting to stand up and what it means to me is that the Christ mind is going to be fully born in me. And it will affect my soul and it will affect my body, but the fact is that Jesus' mind, soul and body were not all combined in an indestructible form until the crucifixion and the glorification. So full stature is the full resurrection of the dead of the Christ mind. And when that happens, there are benefits to the soul and the body, but it's not the end of it. To live again, to be fully revived in every area of your life, you must go through the third stage of the resurrection, which is what? Glorification. Glorification. Is everybody OK? OK. The Greek word translated lived again is Strong's 326 and it means to recover life and it's speaking of one who returns to a better moral state. And I suggest to you, it's referring to the recovery of the whole creation, mind, soul and body. Glory to God.
OK, continuing with Matthew 4:11, "Then the devil leaveth Him and behold, angels came and ministered to Him." The Greek word translated ministered is Strong's 1247 and it means to supply, provide, take care of and distribute the necessities of life. And the word him, again, can be translated himself. I'm suggesting to you that those holy ones who came near to Himself are the second generation of Christ. And of course we know that all humanity is Jesus' self. We're His wife. Ephesians 5:29 says, "For no man ever yet hated his own flesh but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord, the church." So we are Himself. And we found that in several of the Scriptures, including our studies of Revelation 14 with the casting of the living soul into the lake of fire. Why would He be casting the living soul into the lake of fire? Because Satan and the carnal mind is our mind.
Alternate Translation. Matthew 4:11, "Then Jesus' carnal mind stopped," -- OK. "Then Jesus' carnal mind stopped challenging His Christ mind and, Glory to God, it happened. The many members of humanity drew near to God and sacrificed their sin-filled souls and Christ cared for them and supplied and distributed the necessities of life to them." Do you see this, in verse 11? It's already 2,000 years, it hasn't happened yet. Do you see the[UNINTELLIGIBLE]?I'll give it to you again. I'll show it to you again.
Verse 11, "Then the devil left Jesus and it happened." What happened? "The angels, the holy ones of God, came near to God," and coming near means they were sacrificing their own souls, "and they ministered unto God." We are the ones who are ministering unto God. Jesus died, the devil left Jesus, He was crucified, raised from the dead -- this Scripture took place before the crucifixion -- the devil left Him, He was crucified, raised from the dead and the Scripture says, "Behold, it happened." The holy ones of God drew near and sacrificed their souls and ministered the life of Christ to the rest of humanity.
At that moment it happened?
No, it's happening now. It's just beginning to happen now. We see this Scriptural principle throughout the Scripture, if you can receive it. We also had it when we studied the crucifixion and the vision of the Centurion, saying that he saw the graves open and the saints come out and walk in Jerusalem, and in the series Jesus in the Jordan, we discussed that. And I laid it out for you. I'm convinced that that's just happening now. That it was not the dead bodies of the Old Testament saints that arose and walked in the Jerusalem that existed 2,000 years ago, and one of the strongest proofs that I presented to you was -- I can't quote you the exact word right now -- but it was talking about a holy city, if I'm not mistaken. It just could not have been the Jerusalem of those days. It's happening now. Jesus died, he was crucified, He was raised from the dead and the saints are now starting to appear now, 2,000 years later. This is the same principle. If you don't have the revelation of it, you think that it happened right then. But this is the way the Scripture is. It goes from one verse to the next, in this case it's two phrases in the same verse, and they're thousands of years apart. You're all looking at me blankly. Do you know what I'm talking about? You don't know what I'm talking about.
We're just trying to comprehend it.
You both talked at once. I didn't hear what you said. Someone use a microphone.
Trying to comprehend, but it's coming slow.
Ask me a question.
It's just -- I don't know what to ask.
Well, if you don't have a question, then just put it on the shelf and let it go. Does anyone have a question?
In that one phrase, it was 2,000 year span?
It's the same principle as the two comings of Christ appearing in Isaiah. They're one verse apart. The first and the second coming of Christ, they're one verse apart in Isaiah. Is that not so?
It's the same principle. It's the same principle. Scripture does that. I had a prophecy from the Lord years ago and there were two aspects of the prophecy. One concerned my daughter, and the other concerned me. And the part about my daughter was fulfilled within a year. And I'm still waiting for the part about me to be fulfilled and it's at least 10 or 12 years since that prophecy.
I can remember when Jesus stood up in the temple, He only read half of a verse. He said, "This day it was fulfilled in your ear," but He didn't read on the second part because of...
That's because the second part was, is being -- that's a good point, Mary, because the second part is being fulfilled now, 2,000 years later. So it's a Scriptural principle. It happens in the Scripture because God is beyond time and space. He says this is going to happen and this is going to happen. And down here in hell, there's 2,000 years between the two events. But as far as God is concerned, one automatically follows the other. The devil departed from Jesus, Jesus overcame His own carnal mind, and the next thing as far as God is concerned that's happening, is that the second generation of Christ is rising up and there's nothing that's going to stop it. It's going to come. It's coming and it shall come. But so far, we're waiting 2,000 years. So let me just finish this up.
I want to read you the Alternate Translation from Matthew 4:11 again. It's glorious. "Then Jesus' carnal mind stopped challenging His Christ mind and, Glory to God, it happened. The many members of humanity drew near to God and sacrificed their sin-filled souls and Christ cared for them and supplied and distributed the necessities of life to them." So the Lord says the devil departed from Jesus and everything after that is not appearing in this verse, it's appearing in other verses, but it's not appearing in this verse. And the next thing that's going to happen -- because this happened to Jesus, because the devil departed from Jesus, because Jesus overcame His own carnal mind, the natural result of it is that the second generation of Christ will manifest and all of humanity will come into a place -- I'm so excited.
The second generation of humanity will come into a place where Christ will care for us and supply and distribute the necessities of life to us. I am so excited. Such a hurting world, not enough food, no place to live, not enough clothing, emotional needs unmet, loneliness, pain, torment in the mind, drug addiction because of emotional and spiritual lack. Brethren, I say unto this whole hurting, living soul, it's coming. Christ shall care for you and supply and distribute the necessities of life to you. And in this hour, this is available today, but not -- it's available to everybody, but it's not that easy to get. And I can hear them screaming at me in the spirit, but I want to tell you, it's not that easy to get, even if you've been reconciled to God. Depending on how serious your needs are, if you have a deep emotional need, if you're severely or physically or mentally ill, you have to really get in there close to God to get your needs met. And it's not happening to everybody today. There are people that have been reconciled to God whose needs are not being completely met. And that's just the truth. But the day is coming, and I believe it already is, which is b- -- it's just starting to flicker, is that Christ will care for us. And every human being on the face of the earth will have their needs met. How? How? How? Through the manifested sons of God. We're Him. We are the expression of Him in the earth. And right now, His primary concentration is getting us to stand up in full stature. He has mercy on the other peoples of the world, but the cutting edge of what He's doing, the real push of God is to have the sons of God stand up in full stature, because we are the vessels through which He will nourish and distribute all necessities of life to all of the people of humanity through us. Jesus fed 5,000 people by saying a small prayer. He's going to do it through us. He's going to provide food and shelter and physical and emotional healings but along with that, if not before that, he's going to provide -- what? Correction to their wrong thinking. It is called the judgment of their soul. That's what it's called. You have a question?
More of a comment that I was just thinking as you were talking that we are the solution, God's solution to the problem of the earth.
I know. I was praying just the other day. I was saying, "Lord, there has to be a big change. I see You doing it. I see people getting helped. I see it, but it is taking so long it is taking so much effort on the part of one or two people just to drag one person into the kingdom. It's taking all of their strength. There's no way the world is going to get converted like this. There's got to be a change. There has got to be a change." I'm saying the same thing that me and other people thatI know thatother people are saying about old order deliverance. A lot of old order deliverance preachers, they will let you know that they're willing to stay up all night to get somebody delivered. Brethren, if you are a team of believers, had to stay up all night to get one person delivered, how are we going to get this whole world delivered? It just -- there just has to be something else. And now that I'm ministering on a different level, or I'm dealing directly with people that have emotional problems and it's more involved than just casting a demon out, I'm saying the same thing. You spend hours, days, weeks, years with one person. Something's got to change. I mean, how many people can get saved from their destructions at this rate? It's something's got to change. It's got to. We can't go on lik- -- I mean, the world will never be converted. It'll never happen. So I would like to read to you the Alternate Translation of Matthew verses 4-8, I'm sorry, Matthew 4:8-11, and then, if you would let me, I'd like to read you the whole thing, verses 1-11. I find this very exciting.
Alternate Translation. Recap Matthew 4:8-11, "And the devil manifests himself as the mind of Jesus' renewed soul again. This time declaring his authority over all of the minds of humanity by demonstrating his ability to control the peoples of the world. And Satan says to Jesus, 'I'll sacrifice my own daughter, the carnal mind, and let You possess all of the minds of humanity. I'm going to let You appear in all of the minds of humanity, which I have just demonstrated that I own, if You'll just give up Your claims of Lordship and acknowledge that I'm god.' Then Jesus says to Satan, 'Get your carnal mind down under My Christ mind, because the fact is that the very appearance of the mind of Christ in Me means that at the appointed time, all of humanity shall acknowledge that I am their Son of God and that I own them and they shall submit themselves to Me and I shall appear in them. Then Jesus' carnal mind stopped challenging His Christ mind and, Glory to God, it happened. The many members of humanity drew near to God and sacrificed their sin-filled souls and Christ cared for them and supplied and distributed the necessities of life to them." Glory to God.
And there was a comment that I wanted to make and I didn't want to stop. Let me just see if it will come back to me. Yes. In verse 10, "at the appointed time, all of humanity shall acknowledge that I am their Son of God." Brethren, if it's not the appointed time for someone, there is no way you can minister salvation to them. There is no way you can minister Christ to them. You can't do it. Or you can do it, you know, you're wasting your time. Maybe they'll receive it intellectually. It has to be the appointed time. And the appointed time for everybody is not the same. Stay with the ministry that God gives you. And maybe that person that you have your eye on, maybe it is their time for ministry, but not the level of ministry that you're at. Maybe God has it for someone else to minister to them. Ask the Lord to direct your paths and to keep you from ministering when it's not Him. I heard a very good testimony from someone in Nigeria. She said she knew she was in the wrong spirit. She had to go to see this person and she knew she was in the wrong spirit. And she prayed. She said, "Lord, if it's not You, let my tongue cleave to my mouth. Let me not say a word." And she went there and spent an hour with this person and she couldn't talk. A word, not one word came out. And she went home and she was very happy that the Lord honored her prayer. I pray that prayer a lot. I pray it a lot.
Recap, Matthew 4:1-11, "Then Satan caught Jesus up into the soul realm for a spiritual battle with the devil who Satan was hoping would kill the newly born mind of Christ and sacrifice Himself to Satan. And the devil aggressively approached Jesus saying, "If you're really the Son of God, let's see You bring the many members of the living soul into spiritual maturity in their present sin-filled condition.' But Jesus, having completely forsaken His carnal needs and desires and craving dominion over the devil, answered His carnal mind saying, "Man cannot live in a soul which is in your image, but he can live in a soul which is in the image of Christ.' Then the devil demonstrated that he still had the authority to fully manifest his carnal mind in Jesus' renewed soul. And he tried to confuse Him by saying, 'If you're really the Son of God, submit to my lordship, because God has commanded that the living soul should be delivered over to the authority of Satan's angels to preserve her from the damaging effects of being fastened to Jesus Christ.' But Jesus said to His carnal mind, 'There's a new mind being revealed through the living soul and you have no authority to test that new mind which is Christ, your God, the one who owns you.' And the devil manifested himself as the mind of Jesus' renewed soul again, this time declaring his authority over all of the minds of humanity be demonstrating his ability to control the peoples of the world. And Satan says to Jesus, 'I'll sacrifice my own offspring, the carnal mind, and let You possess all of the minds of humanity, which I just demonstrated that I own, if You'll just give up Your claims of Lordship and acknowledge that I'm god.' Then Jesus says to Satan, 'Get your carnal mind down under my Christ mind, because the fact is that the very appearance of the mind of Christ in Me means that at the appointed time, all of humanity shall acknowledge that I am their Son of God and that I own them and they shall submit themselves to Me and I shall appear in them.' Then Jesus' carnal mind stopped challenging His Christ mind and, Glory to God, it happened. The many members of humanity drew near to God and sacrificed their sin-filled souls and Christ cared for them and supplied and distributed the necessities of life to them." Hallelujah. No more labor, brethren. No more labor. That's the promise of the Scripture, to have our needs met without labor. Glory to God. What a wonderful message. Some day I'm going to see this Alternate Bible in print. Some day I'm going to see it printed.
I was just thinking the same thing.
You already have the beginning of it, Matthew and [CROSSTALK] already.
Some day. I think we'll start with little pamphlets just like the Concordant Bible, I don't know if you're seen that or not. And even Bill Britton, when he first started writing, he wrote small pamphlets and then the bigger books that he has -- I don't remember the names of some of them -- but there's about four -- what is it?
He put them together.
He put all the pamphlets together at some time in the future and made whole books out of them.
[CROSSTALK] question those papers. [CROSSTALK] already started.
I'm hungering to do it but there's no way at this time. God has to give me time to do it. But I believe it'll come some day and... They want it over in Nigeria. They want it badly. Can't do it.
Getting back to one point, you referred to that Satan didn't know -- I don't know exactly how you phrased it -- Satan didn't know the plan for Jesus? Isn't that what you said?
What I was saying was that when Satan perverts Scripture, he doesn't sit down and say, "I'm going to pervert this Scripture and make the Son of God stumble." That's not the way it works. He really misunderstands the Scripture. And this is the issue. It's a very important issue, everybody. Listen to me. You're all getting ready to go home. It's not that late. Please listen to me. This is very important.
Satan is spiritually female. OK? That means anyone who's not in authority. In the marriage, you're a female. In a ministry, it's the person who's not in ministry. Listen to me. You might think that you understand the Scripture, but when you rise up against the one that God has given the authority to, you have to consider the possibility that you don't understand something that they're saying. You have to pray very carefully. I'm not saying that you can't -- that the minster's perfect, that I'm perfect, that I can't make a mistake. I'm not saying that. But when you pray, you should be praying from a point of view which is an understanding that it's more likely that the one that God has given the authority is understanding this thing. And if you're disagreeing with them, you have to pray very carefully that God deliver you. And I tell you the truth, that everybody concerned should have the truth. But if you come out from an aggressive attitude that you're on the same level with the one that He's giving the direct revelation to, you're putting yourself at a disadvantage. You're putting yourself at a disadvantage, because you have every reason to believe that the person that God has given authority to is hearing something that you may not be hearing. Now, you don't have to believe everything that you hear. What I'm telling you is when you pray, when you pray, submit yourself to God thinking that it's a real possibility that maybe the other person has heard something that you haven't heard yet. It's a very fine line. I don't think I'm reaching you. It's a very fi- -- I am reaching you? It's a very fine line. You don't have to swallow everything you hear here. But Godly attitude is, well, that's the person -- there's been proven to me over a series of, a period of years, that's the person God's given the revelation to. "I don't understand it, Father. It doesn't sound right to me, Father. I have a grief in my soul over it, Father. Please help me. What's the truth?" But don't come against that person because it's to your own hurt. It's to your own hurt. Especially if they're laboring and doing the best they can to serve God. So if you can't hear it right away, just give it to the Lord, but be at peace. Give him a chance to minister to you. And if there is a mistake coming down from the pulpit, give him a chance to make a correction. Don't rise up in an aggressive stand. It's not necessary. Comes out of fear and it's not a -- fear is not of God. Be at peace that God is going to help us all. Everybody OK? OK.
I'm just thinking of that Scripture where -- I think it was Paul said that if they had known -- I'm paraphrasing now -- the results of what took place at the crucifixion, that they never would have crucified Christ. Wouldn't that back up what you're saying?
Exactly. If wicked men knew that the crucifixion of Christ would result in the second generation of Christ, a whole army of believers manifesting the power of God defeating their carnal minds, not only wicked men, but if Satan in the carnal mind, who was in the wicked men, if Satan had understood that his manipulation of wicked men to crucify the Christ would have resulted in a second generation of Christ, he would have never done it. Now, I'm not in any way excusing the men who crucified Christ. The way Satan works, is that he looks for evil in a man's heart and then he presses that person's buttons to do what he wants. You see, he had nothing in Jesus. He could do nothing to Jesus because Jesus had no evil. What makes us vulnerable to Satan is that we have a fallen soul and he'll come over and he'll stimulate the wickedness which we all have. And if we yield to it, we have been manipulated by him. But that's it exactly. Satan didn't have a full understanding of the Scripture or he would have never crucified the Lord of Glory. Amen.
Just think of a quick joke.
Can you hold that just a minute? I'm not sure that I made my point. I got into that whole thing about revelation with authority. My whole point was that Satan, being in the female position, misunderstood the Scripture. So if you're in any kind of a relationship where there's someone with spiritual authority, you're sitting under someone with spiritual authority, you have to deal with the poss- -- very real possibility -- it's more than a 50/50 that it's -- it's not a 50/50 that the minister isn't preaching it right and that you're not understanding it. It's not 50/50. It's not 50/50. The chances are much greater that the disciple is misunderstanding than that the minister is making a mistake. Can you understand what I'm saying? And this is the principle of it in the Scripture. And that's why Paul says to women who are spiritual women, ask your husband at home. OK. There's no shame in this. You have to know who you are. And I remind you of changing spiritual roles, that even ministers who have congregations who God is not using to bring forth revelation, are spiritual women to other ministers that God is using to bring forth doctrine. Can you hear this? There's no shame in it and the natural type is if you're in the army and you're a lieutenant or you're a colonel or you're a captain, you are spiritually female in relationship to the general. And that's a great honor to be a lieutenant or a colonel in the army. There's no shame in this. We have to get our thinking straight. You have to be able to discern when there's someone in your midst that God is moving in a measure of authority that He's not moving in you. There's no shame in it. And then you have to know that there's a real good chance that there's a conflict, that they're right and you're wrong. Doesn't have to be but, go before God with a right attitude. OK.
We were just talking about them, men and women doing the job, what's male and female. I just listening to the news yesterday and females are going into the service and are going to be on the front line.
I heard it.
And my husband thought that was terrible, but all I could think in the spirit, first in the natural then in the spirit. It's happening in the natural, so it's happening in the spirit.
I agree with you. I heard that on the news. I personally cannot see women being bomber pilots and all that. I can't see it. I can't see it. On the one hand, I would say, well, you know, if they're qualified, then they should be able to get the job, but in the army, we have the problem of the mixed barracks. Maybe the woman doesn't mind being in a foxhole with five guys, but maybe the five guys mind being in a foxhole with the woman. It's a real problem.
It's a real problem. It's a real problem. And years ago, I knew a[AUDIO CUTS OUT] find afemale partner. You know, these cops, they sit in that car together, sometimes for 12 hours, you know. You're not made out of stone. It's just a real setup, you know. Well, you have a couple of policemen in your family, right? It's a real problem. If you deny that it's a problem, you're just a fool, you know. If you deny that it doesn't exist, you're just a fool. So I don't know, but I do agree with you, first in the natural and then in the spiritual. So I see our whole society blowing apart all -- everything's being reversed and turned upside down, but I agree with you. I'm very excited because it's happening in the spirit. Yeah. And just for the people listening to the message, who are the spiritual women that are going into battle? The spiritual women are the members of the living soul, that's us, that's all of humanity, that have been women for generations are now becoming spiritual men in Christ and we're going into war.
You see, the living soul was created to produce a child and that child was to be the mind of the living soul and it was to be a very great nation, very large nation. And what has happened is that the living soul got pregnant by Satan. And she has produced a female child. The living soul has produced a female child. You see, when Jesus said I am the son of man, you might say to yourself, well why is He saying He is the son of man? He is the only son, the man Adam, the living soul has produced. Every other human being alive is Adam's daughter. Everybody with me? Jesus Christ was the first member of the man-child in Revelation 12. So the whole living soul, with the exception of Jesus, is female. But now in this hour, we see the mind of Christ coming forth in a company of people and it's not enough to have the mind of Christ, you have to be using Him, you have to be living out of Him. And those of us that are living and thinking out of Him are ascending into our manhood. And eventually the whole living soul will be raised up into spiritual manhood after the order of the Lord Jesus Christ. Did I explain that? Praise God.
So Jesus said -- let me just finish this -- He said, "I am the Son of God and I am the son of man." His mind was the Son of God, the Christ is the Son of God. The mind that was in the man Jesus was the Son of God. But Jesus the man, the human being, he was the son of man. He was the first male offspring of the living soul. Everybody with me? Anyone else is the daughter of the living soul. Amen. Any other questions?
Just a [INAUDIBLE] joke. My grandson, the other day was being mischievous and he says, "Grandma, I guess the devil's in me." And I said, "He's in every one of us. The trick is to keep him under control and down under our feet."
It's getting more and more logical in every aspect of our life, practical living, you know?
Yeah. Yeah. Praise God.
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