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Friday, 30 November 2012

What is our Center? by Kokichi Kurosaki

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One might think that with the Bible as the center of Christianity, the unity of Christians could be easily realized. Unfortunately, this has not proved to be true. This inability of Scripture to unify the Lord's people proves that the LETTER of the Bible cannot really replace the living Christ as the center of our faith. The Bible speaks to us of the Life and work of God, and since "life" is greater than its manifestation, it cannot be expressed completely in any logical or theological form. Therefore, the Bible itself cannot escape being understood in many different ways. Thus we see how, in the wisdom of God, it is impossible to make the Scriptures the end or final authority in themselves, for they only express God's authority TO THOSE WHO LIVE IN FELLOWSHIP WITH THE SPIRIT. Let us pause to remember. In rejecting the authority of the Roman Church, the reformers turned to the Scriptures as the authority for their faith and actions. In the fierce conflict of the early days of the Reformation, it was natural that they should seek the security of some objective standard to meet the seemingly unlimited politico-ecclesiastical power of Rome. Therefore the position of the Bible as the God-inspired testimony of the apostles' personal faith in Christ gradually changed and became the source of Protestant "dogma" and the criterion of acceptable faith. REPLACING THE ROMAN POPE, THE BIBLE BECAME THE CENTER OF THE PROTESTANT CHURCHES. And so on the one hand there are the so-called fundamentalists who, accepting the Bible as the "infallible Word of God," believe there is no mistake in the whole Bible, not even in one phrase or manner of wording. To them it is, in the most literal sense, the Word of God from cover to cover, and their faith is utterly dependent on its literal infallibility. On the other hand there are liberals who try to compromise Biblical truth with science. Denying the spiritual in favor of the rational, or adopting the results of the higher and lower criticism, they reject the inspiration of the whole Bible. There are yet others, though, who take the whole Bible to be the Word of God as do the fundamentalists, but in a little different way. They believe that the Spirit acts in the words of the historical records to reveal the LIVING Word. They recognize the Bible as the record of God's revelation of Himself throughout history, climaxing in Christ--an inspirited record resulting from the activity of the Spirit in the individuals who wrote it. There is only one center of Christianity, and this center is spiritual fellowship with God through Christ--LIFE UNION WITH GOD IN CHRIST. When there is this koinonia--fellowship--there is the Body of Christ, the Ekklesia. The Ekklesia exists where there is this life-union with God through Christ. Only this union with God in Christ can be the CENTER of Christianity.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

I had a farm in Africa.....

 ......And I still have a farm in Africa.   A testimony passed on by Annalize Mouton about a farmer in Gweru, Zambia.


What does a farmer do when his farm is seized? Henry Jackson, a farmer in Gweru in Zimbabwe, wrote the following message to friends and family after it happened
to him:
My farm was taken! That phrase is almost as scary as the word ‘cancer’.
Tuesday, April 24th, while I was cutting feed for the animals, four fancy cars raced onto my farmyard and about 20 men jumped out, dark with rage and seething with hatred. I walked over and greeted cordially, but only got mumbling answers.
The leader, the land commissioner, began: ‘You know that the government has acquired all land and that you stay on this farm illegally.’
‘Oh,’ I replied.
‘Well,’ he continued. ‘We have a new owner that we would bring to you to meet.’
He asked if there is place where we could sit and talk, and after sitting down on my patio, the intimidation began.
‘We expect you to work with the new owner. We want the transition to run smoothly.’
A particularly large individual added, with deep hatred that radiates from his face: ‘If you do not cooperate, we will send our guys and you will leave without taking anything away with you – not even your clothes.’
Another man asked: ‘Do you know who I am?’
I said I did not.
He said: ‘I’m Mr. *** (I can not remember his name) and I can have people removed from their farms within two hours!’
He had two fingers in the air and forcefully repeated: ‘Two hours!’
I was fairly quiet until this point, but then quietly replied: ‘Mr. ***, I just want to say something I want you to hear.’
‘What is it?’ he asked gruffly.
While pointing my finger at him, I said softly, 'I do not fear you. I only fear God. You and I will someday die and we will stand before God and account for what we have in this life. You will have to give account for your actions and I for my response to your words.’
It seemed like that rather distracted him.
With many more threats they left as fast as they came, with the promise to return that afternoon to introduce the new owner to me.
When they returned, there were fewer of them and only two cars, and I had time to come to my senses.
The man, his name is Philemon, asked how much time I needed to leave the farm and I said: ‘Six months would be ideal so I can get through the coming winter.’
He said it was too long and I asked how much time he would give me. He said: ‘Three months.’
I realised it was very favourable compared to typical time offered to other farmers so I decided to accept his offer. Within a few hours the deal was clinched and with that I have lost my sweet home and farm, with nowhere to go.
But by grace - the Lord has prepared me for this day. Over the past two years, the Lord has spoken to me about my attitude and over this time He has helped me to cleanse my heart. He has prepared me, especially over the last three months, in that I will lose my farm. I knew there was to be a test in my life, and that He expects me, his child, to react as He would.
As the vehicles came racing that Tuesday, I immediately knew the time has come. You see, nothing happens in this life that is a surprise to our heavenly Father. Our lives are safe in His hands, if we are His children. If we obey His voice and do what He says, there is no reason to fear what people can do to us, nor what the future will bring. And what does He say should we do if this kind of thing happen to us? Are we willing to apply His words in our lives?
Matthew 5:44 says, ‘But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you…’
Is Jesus’ command meant for us or not? Why do I see so many Christians with such deep racial hatred and bitterness in their lives? Should we not be children of our Heavenly Father that radiate His character? What witness are we when we respond with seething anger? In doing that, how are we better than the world?

When I saw Philemon the next day, he was very nervous and he sat at the edge of his chair. I told him, ‘Philemon, though I have nowhere to go and although in one day you have taken my life’s dream away from me, I will not be bitter or angry. I want to bless you when you take over the farm. I want to help you as far as I can. I want you to enjoy this place as much as I have enjoyed it.’
He reacted positively and he made even more amazing concessions.
‘You can take everything from the farm if you want, but if you are willing to leave anything, I will pay for it,’ he said.
We shook hands and parted as friends.
The Bible says, ‘For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.’ (James 1:20).
We must see the big picture and we should not hold on so tightly to the few possessions we have. Our Heavenly Father is more than capable to meet all our needs, and if we hold our earthly belongings in open hands, He can take or add to it as He pleases. Not even a sparrow falls without Him knowing it. Could He not provide a home for me and place to milk my cows? Of course he can! Why then would I allow my heart to be filled with hatred for a man for whom Jesus died as well? I'd rather see this man and his violent friends also find the kingdom of heaven. You will never win the war of racial hatred - with hatred. It can only be won with love and forgiveness. The strongest force in the world is humble love. Did He not say, ‘Blessed are
the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.’ (Matthew 5:5).
Do not underestimate the enormous power of simple humility – we say, ‘Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.’ (Luke 22:42).
Of course what they were doing was illegal. I could have won the case if I went to court. But at what price? More hate, with intimidation and violence against my workers, and fear for my wife? No, a farm is not worth that much.
I will not try to retain a piece of land and at the same time put my precious wife at risk. She is worth far more than a farm.
We had nowhere to go. Jesus' disciples asked Him where he stays. He replied, ‘The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath
not where to lay his head.’ (Matthew 8:20)
I felt I was in good company!
But we had an absolute and divine peace and confidence that our Heavenly Father had
something much better planned for us, than we had had in the past. He closes one door only to open a much larger door again.
A couple of weeks later I heard that the land commissioner, a Mr Shoko, had had a light stroke, and I felt that God wanted me to pray for him. I went to Shoko's office, where I was ushered into a room to see the commissioner, who was seated at a table with 12 other people. I told Shoko that I had heard about his illness, and asked if I could pray for him. After Shoko agreed, I placed my hands on him and asked God to heal his illness, after which Shoko said, ‘Thank you, Mr Jackson, and may God bless you.’

In the second week of June someone gave me a prophetic word about to the effect that the Lord would send someone who I do not know to tell me that the farm invasion has been nullified (my own words). Well on 25 June I had a most unusual experience. While I was driving through the top end of town, towing a trailer full of hay, a Mercedes hooted at me and then followed me, flashing its lights. I did not recognise the driver, but stopped. He stopped in front of me, got out, and walked toward me. ‘You need to get my telephone number and phone me – it’s about your farm.’ He explained that he was on his way to a meeting but I should contact him later. I took down his number, and off he drove. Later in the day I phoned him and we arranged a meeting place. When I got there he told me, ‘You don’t need to fear, your farm will not be taken.’ I asked who he was but could not get much out of him except that he worked in the president’s office. ‘I’ve been following you and watching you and I know that you’re not a political man,’ he said. He described accurately some of the events that had taken place on the day the 20 men came to claim my farm. ‘They have not been acting on the authority of the president, and are being disciplined for that. Mr XXX (the man who had said to me that he could remove people from a farm in two hours and to whom I had replied that I did not fear him) has been sent to prison,’ he said. Also the man who was supposed to occupy your farm has been put away. You are free to continue farming. ‘We want people like you on the farms,’ he said. With that our meeting was over. How wonderfully the Lord has turned things for us. Psalm 126 comes to mind. The Lord has done great things for us!! To Him be all the glory!!!

On 6 July 2012 I had a call from the lands commissioner (Shoko) this morning asking that I should go to see him. He quickly said, ‘Don't worry, it’s positive!’ When I came into his office he looked happy and well. I asked about his health and he acknowledged that he had been healed, and thanked me for the prayers. Then he proceeded to tell me that he had made a recommendation to the minister of lands which was accepted, that the land acquisition of my farm be withdrawn. Short and sweet! This is now the first ‘official’ word I have received that I may keep my farm. I’m not sure what has gone on behind the scenes, and where exactly the stranger came from who had told me last week I was to continue farming, but this is now official. Isn’t God Good! And a healing to go with it!!! He closed the meeting with the comments, ‘Maybe your prayers have been heard!’ God is GOOD!!!

9 July: Today is a day for rejoicing! I was reading in the Psalms this morning all about praise and thanksgiving, and my heart just wanted to sing out loud for joy. So I said to the Lord, today I will ask for nothing, today I just want to dedicate to thanksgiving and praising of Your Holy Name. He is Soooo good to us!!!

Yesterday Mandy and I were having lunch at a restaurant and a lawyer (black man) whom I know walked past me. I put out my hand and gave him a friendly greeting. He stood and chatted with me for a short while and then said, ‘I read in the newspaper that you prayed for the lands Commissioner and he was healed.’ I was shocked. I had no idea that the story had gone out to the local newspapers. But now I suddenly understood a bit more of what had happened. When I had prayed for the Lands Commissioner he was miraculously healed, and the story about that spread among the political circles, and the end result was that they decided to give my farm back to me!

But there is more… Last week I went to see a mechanic who had worked on my car. He happened to be working on the car of a smartly dressed black man. I greeted this man (Whom I did not know at all), and commented on how smart he looked in his suit. The mechanic then introduced me to the man as Mr Jackson, and the guy immediately was unusually pleased and said he was so happy to at last meet me. I had no idea why he might be so happy, but we struck up a very friendly conversation about farming, and I offered to help him should he need advice in any way. When the mechanic had finished what he was doing we went to look at my car, and he said to me, ‘Do you know who that was?’ I replied that I did not, to which he replied, ‘That’s the chief magistrate of the Midlands!’

So now I suddenly know why he was so pleased to see me. The story of the healing must have gotten to him too as he is in the political ranks. Now isn’t this amazing! If I had gone to law, as so many people advised me to do, I would have appeared before this man against the Commissioner, having paid the lawyer lots of money. I would have lost the case, and made enemies with the commissioner and the magistrate. The lawyer would have made a lot of money out of me, and I would be worse off. But by obeying God’s way of ‘loving our enemies, and praying for those who despitefully use us…’, I have ended up being friendly with both the magistrate and the commissioner, who has been miraculously healed. The lawyer did not make any money from me, but rather the message of the gospel has gone into all these people’s hearts, and I have my farm back!!! God’s ways are certainly higher than ours!!

Yesterday when the lawyer told me about the newspaper article, and the realization of what the Lord had done hit me, an incredible joy came over me, and I started to laugh and laugh uncontrollably for a long time. I could hardly eat or speak. Every time I opened my mouth to say something, a new wave of laughter bubbled from deep within.

So today is just a day of thanksgiving, singing and laughter. Won’t you laugh with me? The Joy of the Lord is our strength!!!

Monday, 26 November 2012

On spirit and the Secular Goldfishbowl

The demonic exercise of the control of the world populations doesn't seem to have changed much. Using different terminologies and different ideals and principles the framework is pretty standard. They rule through pyramid control. Because "the earth is given to man" they are restricted by the fact that they must have a nucleus who willingly and knowingly give themselves to their control. 

The rest who are locked in the leftbrain, are just minions in layers of the lower pyramid. Typically each village would have a Shaman who would exercise spiritual dominion throughout the society. The gospel is complete anathema since it says the whole human race is spirit, and can be equally in touch with the Creator who is Spirit. This is the last thing the demonic world want humans to realise, so using their people in all key areas, they have created this "beautiful almost watertight lie" that we are soul, living entirely from the leftbrain, only accessing that which our five material senses can access. But through the demonic control of the top of the pyramid, the whole secular structure can be gradually moved by stealth into complete Luciferian rule, while everyone is spiritually fast asleep. Drastic forms have already been rehearsed under 1800s Austrian police state, then Communism and Fascism, and Pol Pot's Cambodia. The effects of essential spiritual meaningless particularly after 70 years on the male population in Russia has been socialistic institutionalism , destruction of self- initiative, demasculinisation, and huge alcohol dependency. 
The bluff of the ages is largely twofold : that the nature of struggle is not twofold...Light v Darkness and to hide that fact by saying all root causes and human management is at soul level...hence secularism presents reality as an innumerable set of soul level struggles all vying for importance.


In Britain the pre-programming of schoolchildren through cadet schemes and Cubs and Scouts, and the Anglican Church, coupled with the hiding of the German nature of royalty, meant that by the time of Kitchener's poster, millions were ready to be gunned down by machine guns in the first world war. This and all the outcomes of Communism and the second World war created atheist disillusionment on a bigger scale than at any time in history. The natural belief level, even in fallen man, seems to remain at a fairly constant 70%belief level, but demonic control of the earth scored a direct hit, especially on the whole of the remaining Jewish population. Any time a generation strayed too far into spiritual territory of their own accord, and without Luciferian guidance, this could not be permitted in case humans find the reality of how the world is structured. Tavistock mindcontrol deliberately targeted the disaffected new youth culture of the 60s by flooding Woodstock with free drugs and preventing American police from making a single arrest all weekend. Many of the rest of the youth were deliberately damaged psychologically in the Vietnamese Conflict which was a complete demonically inspired construct, which achieved its aims.
By locking people in general life into leftbrain living, a leftbrain line of authoritarian control can be established that has been determined in Milgrams White Coat experiments, looking into how easy it was to create Auschwitz type conditions of people control and torture. None of this is possible with people who are mature in the Spirit, since these live from their insides, and ever since the Bible demonic control has sought to kill these before they exercise too much influence. Madame Guyon was burned at the stake by the Roman Catholic church she was a part of.
Marriages and most other types of breakdown do NOT occur because of soul level struggles....they occur because of sin which is caused and felt at spirit level...otherwise they wouldn't be nearly so offensive. Genuine soul level mistakes have no more impact than kids learning to walk by falling over...it's all the learning process and completely neutral.
 Analysis of a water tight lie :banning preaching in schools.
Definition of a watertight lie. This is an out and out lie that camouflages itself by appearing perfectly logical in an artificially bounded leftbrain framework.
Parallel example : Because a fishbowl contains water and that is all the goldfish knows, you then announce to the goldfish that all water is freshwater, in other words there is

no such thing as seawater. The fish doesn't need to know there is seawater. It's going to spend its life in a goldfishbowl, and anyway it's a freshwater fish.
So lets look at the ban on preaching in schools. Secularism states there is no such thing as spirit. Speech can either be drily and factually spoken. Dramatically spoken with emotion, or sung.

Possibly the only form of inspired or spirit speech a child will ever hear in his entire school life will be that of Martin Luther King : I have a Dream. Subtext. He is black. Their culture is like that. And for spiritual, because this is secular education, this is read as emotive speech instead anyway.
True Spirit speech is spoken by 3rd levellers who have reached a Father stage of maturity. Their speech is "tagged" underneath the articulation with Spirit. Teaching is the passing on of facts using speech. Preaching is the passing on of a Person (Jesus Christ), the Fire of God,Spirit, by means of speech. It is below/above the level of emotion or leftbrain meaning. By means of preaching people catch fire, they catch faith, they are caught up in a relationship with God.Not for nothing ENTHUSIASM = en theos or GOD INSIDE.

Jesus did a soul level mistake and so did St Paul both in courtroom situations because they did not know who was addressing them. The people addressing them ascribed these mistakes as "sin" but they were soul mistakes....and neutral.

Like for the goldfish, secularism provides a goldfishbowl: The leftbrain boundaries of the five senses which are called rational, because you can sense them. I can sense alcoholism, mind you,but that doesn't make it rational. This is a most peculiar definition. Forty years ago when our generation were deemed nuts, for calling into being all the new churches which you see in every town and city, because they couldn't see them, they said "You're nuts". At the time we had left our denominations and were meeting in rooms in houses. But what we were calling forth by faith was proper mature churches....it's just they hadn't arrived yet.
When Einstein dreamed of his thought experiments....nobody could then see all the inventions that have since resulted from his thinking and his maths...but that never meant they weren't rational. This is the stupid nature of a secular fool trying to devise education in their mould. Or worse....it is a demonic stranglehold on every school in the west, to prevent a child ever hearing the reality of God embedded by Spirit in the "folly of preaching". (God through Paul uses the phrase the folly of preaching, because it is spiritually discerned. You've got to have the Holy Spirit to really appreciate what it's going on about.)

They are all told there is no seawater. And the entire structure of academics is built round the leftbrain articulation of facts already known, by which exams are structured pretty well parrotfashion.
Particularly in science, but also in the arts, Luciferian facts are parroted back, many of which have dubious basis, but the best pupils are taken to develop the Luciferian systems of the future according to strict hamster wheel settings, lest they ever discover the whole picture that they are helping to form.
A Spirit person asks questions. Asks why Lucifer has to be in control? Asks why David Spangler, the spiritual advisor to the United Nations via lucistrust .org(formerly overtly LuciferTrust)should say no one can enter the New World Order without agreeing to serve Lucifer. This is the real "unbounded" reason preaching is not allowed in schools. lest people come out of their waking dream of thinking that secularism is real.
Sin does not originate in the soul, sin is a spirit level phenomenon. That is why secular living is so two faced. When they want they ascribe soul mistakes or mistakes they deem as non PC from their arbitrary laws as sin, but things which are actual sin, such as the rape of John Affleck in a children's home at 14, they acquit the perpetrator, and imprison the victim for losing his temper. This is how "secular" people behave.


There are blurred edges in secularism which cannot be passed off because they are too universal, so in typical "awkward facts" fashion, they are hardly discussed because they so easily start to chip away at the lie that secularism is. The secular lie is that we are just five senses ruled by a consciousness which is soul positioned somewhere in the electrical impulses of our brain mass. That these
things per se are true, nobody is contradicting. But mothers know other things too. They KNOW even when their five senses cannot tell them, when their child is in trouble in a completely different location. People often know when their job is on the line, even when nobody has acted any differently at all. People often know ahead of time when they are about to get married, even when a partner is nowhere in sight. People often know, even when still in apparent health when their death is imminent. People often know when nothing at all is visible, that behind the scenes politicians are meddling for gain or profit.People know instinctively, even when leaders protest otherwise, when their freedoms are being slowly and invisibly eroded. These are just every day experiences.
But then there are things like Reiki and so called spirit healing. These, Spirit-filled Christians maintain are spiritual principles that if anything have been usurped and removed from their Divine settings. John G Lake, an early modern pioneer in Christian healing, developed a sensitivity that just by passing his hand over a body he could determine which organ needed healing and from what. He appointed scientists to look through a microscope and watch bacteria die as he laid hands on people. USA records listed his city of Spokane statistically as the healthiest place in the whole of the USA.
Spirit picks up the hidden motivations of people's hearts. Spirit listens in on conversations that are damaging. Prophets in the Old Testament and today hear the secret conversations of Kings and rulers. Bob Frost was given President Clinton's phone number.
Spirit doesn't recognise geographical limitation. Terry Law was in America, when suddenly he found himself preaching in a Russian Church. John G Lake again was in South Africa when he was taken one night to pray for a woman in a Welsh cottage who was sick.
Churches in the Siberian woods during the time of Communist rule relied on the Spirit to know both the time and place of meeting. This type of gathering was impossible to penetrate.
People scorn Benny Hinn, but even I, some 5 to 6 rows back was in one of those waves of the Spirit's power that knock you all clean to the floor like rows of dominoes.
Even I have experienced pointing at a woman having an epileptic fit, and instantly an electricity passed through me, she keeled over. and came round after sleeping, two hours later totally and clinically registered as healed. The atheist French Government gave her her driving license back a year later.
In the spiritual realm, under the anointing of the Spirit, we speak the word and either within a short period they occur, or within a short period circumstances which set in train a longer period of fulfilment occur. Jesus said That which is bound on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and that which is loosed on earth shall have been loosed in heaven. Normal leftbrain speech does not achieve this. This is faith that comes from spiritual hearing, but the hearing mechanism is only created through hearing preaching of the Word, or repeated contemplation of the Word of God, or sudden revelation of the Word of God...which can happen just as easily in a church as in the bath, or driving. That which we "see" on our insides will come to pass. Paul McCartney was always told off in school for looking out of the window and daydreaming. His teacher said, "You will amount to nothing". This was said with the then current leftbrain understanding of how the world works, but the "world of spirit and seeing" controls the world that we see, and with Paul McCartney the rest is history. His "seeing" came to pass.

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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Carry Your Cross - Daniel Yordy

This is an outstanding post by Daniel Yordy.
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 Carry Your Cross
I have never watched Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. It is not my intention to watch it. I have no problem with other people watching it; God speaks to each inside His purposing for their life.
The Passion of the Christ is the Catholic crucifix – a suffering man hanging from a cross. To watch it is to be caught in the wrong place. I understand that the movie had an overwhelming effect on people, that is the purpose of the crucifix. That is not the purpose of God. In my gut I always knew that I did not want the power of that image against my heart.
There are two ways to view the cross, the first is of God, the second is the imagination of evil.
The first way to view the cross is as Jesus said, “Follow Me.” But we cannot comprehend His words apart from the gospel Paul preached. Any “gospel” that does not come out of Paul's gospel, the way of seeing that Paul's gospel requires, cannot be our reality.
The gospel of Christ preached by Paul is a mystery; that means it is known only by those whom God opens their eyes to see. And what do we see?
The way of the cross splits all humanity and all Christendom into two groups of people: those on the outside of Jesus looking AT and those on the inside of Jesus looking out, bearing His same heart. The truth is, all creation was on the inside of Jesus; He carried everything to death. The difference, though, is in the knowing. Eternal life is to know God and to know Jesus Christ whom God has sent. Eternal life is NOT anything else.
The purpose of the crucifix is to bind people to the outside looking at things they cannot understand and in the imagination of their minds. 
But when we are on the inside of Jesus looking out, we know that we have always been inside of God, always. And we know that when Jesus said, “Follow Me,” He meant to walk just as He walked.
No one looking at the way of the cross from the outside will ever know how He walked. That gift is given only to those on the inside of Jesus looking out.
In this letter I hope to change my definition of the cross and my definition of the death of Christ.
Let's start with death.
I read a phrase recently, and I know the entire realm of thinking out of which it comes.“True life only comes out of death.”
I am so sorry, but true life only comes out of God, and there is NO death in God.
What is death? First, death is a curse. It came into the experience of creation entirely as a curse in consequence of disobedience. Death is the enemy, the last enemy that will be defeated. And in the end, death is cast into the lake of fire. The soul that sins shall die. The gift of God is living forever, that is, not dying.
Now, here has been our problem. We have always viewed death as some thing. We've almost given it the same definition as that given to a living entity. In other words, death, in the human imagination, has become its own creature. Looking back, I find that I have at times written out from that untrue image of death.
I thought to do a complete word study on “death” and the “cross” in the New Testament, but the moment I read the Strong's definition for the Greek word thanatos, “death,” my questions were answered. Death is so simple to understand. And the simple understanding of death answers everything.
Death is cessation, an ending. Something is, and then it stops and is no more.
Let's give a clear picture of death. Look carefully at the following sentence.
Death is no more.
Do you see that period just after more? At that point the sentence ends. Now, look carefully from the period on to the right side of the page. Does the sentence continue? Does the period stretch across the page as if it is something? No. At that period, the sentence ceased. The sentence is no more.
Interesting, but there are a number of Greek words translated “destroy” or “defeated” in the King James. All of them mean simply “to cease,” or “to annul.” God is not violent.
To imagine death as something inherent deep inside the heart of God is to declare two things about God. It declares that there are places and facets inside of God that are temporary, that come to an end. Second, since the only things that God requires to cease are things objectionable to Himself, then saying that death is in God is saying that there are things in God that are sinful, that are abhorrent to Him, and that must be destroyed.
Here is our problem. We seek to know the Lord. In seeking to know the Lord, we receive revelations about things we do not really understand. From those revelations, we create cute little sayings that sound “right” to us. Yet we have never learned to speak only what God speaks concerning Christ our life. The problem is God never says such a thing. Thus the statement, “True life only comes out of death,” is in open opposition to what God actually says about both life and death.
That is why it is so very important to speak only what God speaks concerning Christ our life.
I read a familiar cute Christian saying on Facebook recently. “No local fellowship is perfect.”
Wow. Now, that used to be something I imagined was true. But because I have been speaking what God speaks concerning Christ our life for six years now, the phrase sounds to me course and dark and totally false.
For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
All of His ways concerning me are perfect; He has never led me wrong. (My unchanging confession.)
Every local body of believers is perfect in two ways. It is perfected forever for real in all the perfection of God AND it is the perfect place designed by God in which to form Christ in us. When we speak what God speaks, we know there is no other factor, no other way to view the local body of believers.
The original cute phrase simply leaves God entirely out in the cold. The speaker can explain “what he means.” The problem is that God in Person in us in fullness right here right now is nowhere near his explanation of what he means. And that is an insurmountable problem.
What, then, is this very life-filled thing inside of God that He calls, “the Lamb slain”?
In all the wonder that fills an infinitely wondrous God, room after room of glorious qualities and expressions, there is no room inside of Him more Wondrous or more Holy or more filled with Living LIFE than the room I want to peek into with you, the room God calls, “the Lamb slain.”
God is love. Love must have a lover. But God, bringing His lover out of Himself, loses her. He loses her.
Love suffers long.
Sinful acts, and sinful persons acting out of sin, by their very nature MUST BE temporary. They must cease. Death is not “punishment.” It is simply that what is objectionable to God cannot continue. It must cease. Death is the certain consequence of sin. Sin causes death, that is, cessation; death does NOT cause life.
Love must have a lover. How can God bring forth a lover out of Himself knowing that she must cease?
No. There is a whole other dynamic inside of God operating all through the creation scenario. In fact, I suspect that creation itself exists only inside of God inside this Life-filled and Living room that He calls, “the Lamb slain.” Inside this Room that we call “Jesus.”
Creation does not exist separately from the dynamic workings of this unique aspect of God Himself.
God cannot, nor is it His nature to endlessly bring forth lovers only to lose them, and then bring forth more, and lose them. That possibility does not exist. Yet Love must have a lover.
Therefore, God brought forth His entire creation inside the Lamb slain.
And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it . . . “Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.”
And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne . . .
And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth.” Rev. 5:1-10
You see, here is our problem: the curse. The soul that sins shall die! The curse sits upon all mankind, filling or minds and  our hearts. We cannot continue; we must cease. That's why people say, “True life comes out of death.” They see themselves as evil, they hate the way God made them, and they expect His curse upon themselves.
We CANNOT solve our problem. We CANNOT cause ourselves to cease. Physical death happens because life in the body ceases. After the cessation of life in the body, the body is eaten by various sizes of creatures and returns to dirt. The human spirit “died” in that it's connection to the heavens ceased. Yet man continues as a living soul, disembodied and spirit-less, wandering in the darkness. Man CANNOT cease.
Man CANNOT cause himself to cease. Nor can He cause the way of living that MUST result in cessation to cease. Even in cessation, man continues wandering and lost in the shades of gray.
Now, some believe that when unregenerate humans die, they cease utterly. Some also believe that in the end, God will cause the devil and his angels also simply to cease. I don't see either one because of what God says. God says that EVERY knee will bow and give homage to Jesus. God says that all creation will be given back to God fully restored by Jesus. God does not bring forth in order to lose what He brings forth. God does not make in order to unmake. All glory belongs to Jesus – All.
The Lamb slain. The form of “slay” used here is found only in these two references to the Lamb slain in this chapter – present perfect tense, “having been slain,” made perfect in the present moment. The more general Greek word refers to the sacrificial slaying of an animal and the poured-out blood. No sacrifice ever slayed itself.
A sacrifice is a substitute death.
Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Romans 6:6-10
Jesus did not cease upon the cross. He very much continued on. Even in Hades, the place of the dead, He continued speaking as the very human Word of God and brought many out of Hades with Him with newly living spirits into the heavens. Jesus' physical body was slain, nothing more. “God” did not die upon the cross.
Jesus was slain by the violence of human wickedness. Cain killed Abel. Note that the LION, the mighty victorious Warrior, is a Lamb having been slain. Jesus swallows up all human wickedness into His physical body.
There is only one sacrifice for sins and it ain't you and me.
There is only one sacrificial death and it ain't us dying.
God created me inside the Lamb having been slain. Therefore the moment I see myself in that Lamb I AM passed from death to life. Not only have I escaped death utterly and completely, but I have escaped ALL of that thing that God required to cease.
The Lamb slain is a place of Living Reality inside of God that takes everything that MUST CEASE and causes it to cease – all without losing a thing. We know it's reality by faith.
Only one thing is lost in all God's creation – only one thing in one moment of time – the mortal physical body in which Jesus walked for 33 ½ years.
 For by one offering He has perfect forever those who are being sanctified.
By one offering we are translated instantaneously out of death, out of cessation, out of the curse, out of “the soul that sins shall die” and into unending, immortal LIFE.
For whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
This place inside of God inside of which we were originally created, the Lamb Slain, this one offering for sin forever, then REQUIRES AN ANSWER to the most significant question in Christianity. The problem with the most significant question in Christianity is, of course, that no one asks it honestly. Yet it MUST BE asked, and it MUST BE answered, fully.
Since the old creation ended in its entirety with the death of Jesus' physical body, and since the new creation, spoken into existence by Jesus in John 17 and birthed brand new as Jesus' resurrected, incorruptible physical body is real and complete, since we are already perfected forever, since we are already glorified just like Jesus before God right now WHY do we see none of it? WHY do we not know the full reality of full reality?

 We are never “just behind” Jesus; we are only ever inside of Him and He inside of us.

Now, I say that no one asks the question honestly. Yet you will find that all deception in Christianity IS a dishonest attempt out of unbelieving hearts, hearts that do not engage with God Himself, to give an “excuse” for this seemingly utter failing of what God says to be true.
Our physical bodies should not die. Rather, they should be swallowed up in the incorruptible, immortal, resurrection life of Jesus. That is the gospel! Let's talk about that resurrection life for a moment.
The resurrection Life that re-created a new incorruptible physical body as Jesus came “back to life” came entirely out of the Father, out of His very bosom. The resurrection body of Jesus came out of God-life. It came out of the words Jesus spoke in His prayer in John 17, speaking the Kingdom of God into being. Those words were not dead or dying, how can we think such a thing? Jesus said, The words that I speak are Spirit and they ARE LIFE!
The path of the just shines brighter and brighter until the coming day. – The Daystar arising in our hearts. – But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. – But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
 The death of Jesus did not cause His resurrection. Jesus' resurrection did not come out of His death. The death of Jesus' physical body constituted for God the cessation of the entire old creation. That death was a one-time account: Jesus dies no more.
Resurrection life comes right out of the bowels of God. It is a new creation that has NO relationship with the old. The old has ceased; it is no more; it is  gone forever.
Do you see that period after forever? Does the sentence continue? In the same way, the death of Jesus' physical body on the cross is the period by which the old creation ceases.
Thus Love can bring forth His lover AND win her heart.
The Lamb slain is the only way Love can bring forth His lover, which means losing her, AND win her heart. That's why we were created only inside that Lamb. And that is the answer to the question.
You see, the Covenant is God filling us full with Himself in Person. The Covenant is shared heart with God.
We can never “see” the new creation until God wins our hearts.
Very few people ever fall in love with God in Person inside themselves. Those who do are called the firstfruits of the Covenant, the firstfruits unto the Lamb.
Many people say, “The new heavens and new earth are full and complete right now.” Yet they plan to die. Their folly is clear. Here is their problem: they have not fallen in love with the God who fills them with ALL of Himself. Those who have fallen in love with God think only of breaking the curse of death and violence and casting all of it off of all mankind. They love as He loves.
My title is, “Carry Your Cross.” There is a definite reason why I have not arrived at that thought.
Yes, everything I have described up until now is found in Moses' Tabernacle in the wilderness; it is found in our walk into the Holiest of All, but it is ENTIRELY behind us.
The Lamb Slain appears in the Tabernacle path the moment we enter the gate into the outer court. It is the brazen alter. The brazen altar is the sacrifice by which the old creation ceases – the Lamb slain.
This room in God, the Lamb slain, the Altar of Sacrifice, is a place of great dynamic and Living workings whereby all that is placed therein is caused to cease while the individual involved continues on brand new. In other words, when we place our sin and the crying lusts of our flesh into the Lamb, something incredible happens. He, by His very nature, causes those things to cease. When we do not place our sin and our flesh into Christ – and leave them there, then we ourselves are trying to make to cease what becomes more and more of a horror inside of us – and that we can never do.
Take any crying wickedness you may find inside your body and place it into Jesus, seeing Him personal and real. Say to Him, “Lord Jesus, this awful thing belongs to You. My flesh is Your flesh. You are responsible for me.” You do that in faith, in the expectation of God, refusing to see any part of yourself outside of Him and – you are transformed into His image from glory to glory, as He says.
That is the Lamb Slain, the Brass Altar; it is entirely behind us.
When Jesus said, “Carry your cross,” He was not speaking of our “need to die.” He was not speaking of difficult things by which we “learn” to come to the “end of ourselves.” He was speaking of something utterly, utterly different. As different as day is from night. He meant, “Follow Me.”
The old has ceased; it cannot be found; it does not exist.
Yet God must still win our hearts. God cannot possess His lover without first winning her heart.
I want to bring in here a paragraph I read on the Internet. Understand, that I am not speaking against the brother who said this, nor am I speaking against anyone who, reading something like this, receives life from God. The point is the removal of the curse from off the experience of man on this earth. To engage fully with the heart of Father God filling us full with His Person requires turning our backs on what is, for many, “good” Christian experience.
For us, the “good” is the enemy of “all fullness.”
Where does love hide? It hides in the Cross of Jesus Christ, who eternally was, but was never human until his incarnation as the God-man. Angry at Him, we each one drove in the nails with our hatred of who we were and our hatred of who He was for exposing it by simply being Himself unfettered with sin’s alienation from the Father. Everyone who has ever lived had a hand in putting the savior to death, but only that death it turns out can save us.
I reject this thought absolutely. There may be some true things in it, but the problem is the seeing. Reading it now sends horror all through me. This is written by someone who imagines that they are there on the outside of Jesus. And yes, they are utterly in death. To be outside of Jesus looking at Him is to be in darkness. No one, seeing in this way, can ever know Him, especially to pronounce some “definition” of who and what He is.

Tammuz is the T, the Tau, the cross. Tammuz is the crucifix, weeping over the “dead one.”
 
I am NOT on the outside of Jesus killing Him with my hatred. Jesus did not die “because of” our sins. The death of Jesus' physical body on the cross was God revealing to us inside of our present sense of  lostness the Living Reality of the One in whom we were created. So that we can KNOW that all separation from God, all wandering in lostness, IS ceased.
Put your own name in the blank instead of mine. I am inside of God, and God is inside of me. There is no God without   Daniel Yordy   inside of  Him; there is no   Daniel Yordy    without God inside of him.
The altar of sacrifice is BEHIND me, and by it I KNOW that I have nothing whatsoever to do with death or dying or anything except God in me and me in God, which is life in life in life – unto ever increasing LIFE.
This reality is eternal, because God is only now; it is infinite, because God is only present.
By the Lamb slain our unreality vanished. By His resurrection, our reality is eternal and complete.
May I suggest that you read Ezekiel 8. Let me bring in a few verses here.
Furthermore He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations.” – – – So He brought me to the door of the north gate of the Lord’s house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.
Weeping for Tammuz is the next to the last abomination being committed inside the house of God, the worst is worshiping Apollo - Ra the sun god.
Tammuz is the Babylonian name for the Egyptian Horus, the single-eye that you see proliferating in all pop culture all around us in every direction. (Interesting, but the single eye and Monarch butterfly “transformation” are, in this world, so utterly perverted and evil, bringing upon, especially the younger generation such a slavery under darkness that we cannot imagine – and those two things are specifically what God is revealing in us now in light and truth and love.)
Tammuz is the T, the Tau, the cross. Tammuz is the crucifix, weeping over the “dead one.” “Oh, look what we did, that is our sin there killing the dying one.”
Weeping, weeping over sin, weeping, weeping over death.
That is why I will not watch The Passion of the Christ.
Turning the Lamb slain into an abomination. Turning Man as God revealed into “God the Sun.”
We do not weep for Tammuz.
Tammuz/Horus was the one crucified “for the sins of the people” long before Jesus walked this earth. It was He who said, “Except you eat my flesh and drink my blood, there is no life in you.” The cross, the T, was Tammuz.
That fact causes many to say that the Christian message is just a made-up copy of the pagan rituals that were developed long centuries before.
The truth is, Satan originates nothing. All he ever does is take that which is most holy and twist it, pervert it, turn it inside out and upside down so that foolish people look at the truth and say, “Oh, that's just like what those evil people do, so it can't be God.”
Whatever God is magnifying in the experience of His elect, that very thing the enemy magnifies in perverted form in modern culture.
Yet here's the deal. The primary reason he does that is not to delude those who are already in his clutches, but rather, to twist the thinking and practice of those who belong to Jesus, to get them to “worship Tammuz” in the temple of God – and thus the image of the crucifix.
You and I exist only in Jesus. When Jesus said, “Here am I, I and the children whom You have given Me,” I was there inside of Him. The fact that I was seven before I came to know that doesn't mean a thing.
Go looking for Jesus' dead body; will you find it? No, it does not exist, and neither does any “old me.” Any “old me” there may have been vanished as surely as that body vanished, swallowed up by life. It is life that causes death to cease, not the other way around!
The reality of the Lamb slain, the altar of sacrifice, is NOT the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark of the Covenant is entirely the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Ark of the Covenant, the Acacia Wood, is the resurrected flesh of the Lord Jesus, His flesh and mine.
Thus before we can leave the Ark of Acacia Wood, we must see it entirely through the resurrection.
What about “carry your cross”?
We walk just as He walked. “Follow Me,” does not mean, “Walk just behind Me.” We are never “just behind” Jesus; we are only ever inside of Him and He inside of us. But that's just it.
Jesus walked filled with God; God is the One who carries His enemies inside Himself, stumbling in their way, carrying them all the way through that transition Place of Life bringing forth Life, all the way into goodness.
God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself; God is in us, reconciling the world to Himself.
When God says to us, “May I share Christ with you?” He is asking of us to be the same reconciliation, to be a member of that reconciliation, by which He carries all of His creation into life.
When we believe that every circumstance, every pressure, every difficulty, every “waywardness” we feel and go through, that God IS using all of that to reconcile the world to Himself. When we believe that we contain inside our hearts that very real and special Room in God, the Lamb Slain, that, by willingly drawing into ourselves the failings of others, in love, and by the Lamb Slain, they cease. When we believe that our tender compassion, our light touch, our kind words are God Himself going out from us as the goodness of life. Then we ARE “carrying our cross,” we are a member of His body, a member of this wondrous faculty of God that causes the darkness to be no more and yet brings the person into life.
I will make a new covenant . . . I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
The Ark is the wooden box, the human flesh, that carries this Covenant. We received the fullness of this Covenant the moment we entered the gate and beheld the Altar of Sacrifice; we signed the Covenant by the brass washbasin, by the water of baptism. Our ignorance of that Covenant meant nothing.
As the Ark of the Covenant, however, we are no longer having this Covenant “happen to us.” The Covenant “happened to us” in the Outer Court. In the Holy Place, we learned what it meant in the heavens, in the Spirit. Now, as the container of that Covenant, we carry this ministry of Christ out to all creation.
Through the Christ who fills our hearts, the Covenant – all “sins and lawless deeds” vanish. If God does not remember them, they do not exist. If God does not remember them, how can we, regardless of how bad other people's actions may make us feel?
Through the Christ who fills our hearts, the Knowing of God, eternal life, extends itself out as rivers of living water.
Now, here's the deal – and this is so very, very important. It is the difference between life and death.
When I was told over many years that “carry your cross,” meant, “You have to die, brother,” that meant two things to me. The first thing it meant was that “I” was bad. The second thing it meant was an absolute horror. I could not do it; I could not die. I always got up the next morning, and it was always me facing another day.
Inside that darkness, though I cast myself with great struggle and wrenching “surrenders” upon the Lord over and over through much difficulty over many years, not without periods of running and hiding and wanting God to stay far, far away from me (which He never did), even though, yes, through all of that, I did learn of Him, that He is tender and kind – yet none of it was a joy, none of it was life, and none of it was EFFECTIVE in me or anyone else.
It is darkness that benefits no one, ever. The life that I came to know came in spite of that darkness, because God is good; it did NOT come because of that darkness.
I have no self to “come to the end of.” I have no “me” that is even “dead.” Listen, I am not dead. The dead “me” vanished with the physical body of Jesus. It does not exist. People who say, “You're just a dead man walking,” are perilously close to the Tammuz stuff.
I am alive unto God.
And the period at the end of that sentence does not mean “cessation,” it means absolute and Today. There is nothing else.
Yet now, when I know that I am utterly alive unto God, that I am flesh of His flesh, that I am a member of His body, that He reveals Himself in all that He is through me, what a sea-change difference it makes. I now walk in utter life; death does not exist.
That means that as difficult things happen to me, as people fail me or treat me badly, as I stumble and fall, as everything that can go wrong does go wrong, I walk through those things entirely different from how I walked through them before.
Let's say someone speaks ugly at me. I draw them into the Lamb slain who fills my heart. Their “sinful self” ceases, and now I carry them, KNOWING that God in me carries them, KNOWING that God and I together are redeeming them in tender love, KNOWING that, unbeknownst to them, LIFE has grabbed hold of them and carries them all the way into LIFE!
Here's what I find – I can do that.
Always before the thought of “Bad me must die,” crippled me, and all I could ever do was hide.
 Now I walk knowing that I am filled, saturated with God Himself in Person. I know that all that He is, all that He does, He is and He does through ALL that is me. When I look at myself, all I see is joy and the expectation of God. Even in the press of difficulty, I know that there is nothing else there.
I am the container of the resurrected and very much ALIVE Lamb-Having-Been-Slain.
I am the Ark of the Covenant.

Friday, 23 November 2012

The Big Gun Came To Town


For forty years God had been causing us to seek Him. We'd learned His ways, His Person, how to flow from Him. He'd taught us the God way of running meetings. How the Body builds itself. How to live as God's people in community.

In the latter years He'd been showing us a completely new walk from John 15, where He wasn't an "out there God" any more....but from Galations 2:20 , and Christ in us as the Vine-Branch form of His Vine, we now knew Him in His manifestation as us, that is, living our life.

But now, the Big Gun was coming to town. He'd been holding huge meetings for 50 years. In some nations, after his visit, the whole nation had appeared to change over night. And here he was, coming to our church and our town to hold meetings in the centre, within temporary marquees.

Many people came to the Lord. We had several meetings with him always at the centre. He preached strongly and people were convicted. But the more we talked after the meetings, especially into the nights as we unwound  from the excitement, the more I slowly realised none of us were quite the same as this guy.

We didn't want to be the centre.
 The whole Body was the centre within which Jesus was already glorified.
We didn't "build" churches as the Big Gun seemed to, because we were still getting the blueprint from heaven as to what a church looked like.

We didn't raise money for our ministries, we raised money to give to the poor or towards specific plans that the Lord revealed to us, whether to travel and preach, or  for visiting ministries.

We didn't call our ministry by our name, we just called us by the name of our immediate locality, and when some of us moved, by that geographical name.

The Big Gun lived on his own. He said that it was because of his great anointing, but we perceived that it was because he'd never had the "orphan spirit" broken off him. Much of the personal strain that came across in his voice, allbeit with anointing, betrayed the effort he felt he had to put in to somehow present an offering to God "to make both He and God believe in him".

We however had long since learnt that God loves us anyway, and being cradled and absorbed in the magnificent love of God, He literally was thrusting out from our very beings, the need to EXPRESS the GREATNESS of WHAT HE HAD DONE IN US.It's not to say that we didn't put in effort....but like John 4....the more we were driven from our insides, from the Rivers of Living Water, the more we ourselves , like Jesus....felt that as we were giving out....WE OURSELVES WERE EATING A GREAT BIG MEAL. Jesus said to the disciples "I have food to eat that you are unaware of."

The BIG GUN  called his work an organization.
 We called what God was doing amongst us "family", an extension of God's own interpersonal family of Father Son and Holy Spirit.

 We never really knew completely who was in charge among us.
The BIG GUN knew exactly at all times who was in charge.

What we found was that as soon as we had got it figured out, a new anointing would come upon one of us and they would be used to bring the next thing in.

THE BIG GUN preached tithing and lived from this fairly fixed form of income.
We taught giving, and knew that God was well able to move upon different hearts as the work needed finance.

We believed in teaching and doctrine...but our teachings and doctrines were always being turned upside down as the Holy Spirit revealed more.But more than teaching or even specific gifts of the Spirit which were sometimes wackier than those through the BIG GUN, our own single emphasis was to IMPART JESUS, to get people fixed ,rooted , grounded in His Love and Person.

The Big Gun always seemed to know how many would come to know the Lord. He had statistics coming out of his ears. We were very fuzzy by comparison.The BIG GUN seemed to have no statistics however on the number of people walking  straight through his works and right out the back door at the rear.

We would notice though, among ourselves, that God moved in seasons. Sometimes a flood. Sometimes people were just growing. Sometimes God was calling individuals to brand new businesses, or to start brand new projects that nobody had done anywhere...but none of these, in their early days made for good enough statistics for the BIG GUN.

Many of the new people enjoyed staying among us after his ministry period ended, but I did notice as I drove the BIG GUN into the airport and carried his bag to the arrivals desk....his eyes were tired, and his expression fixed, and his mouth kind of tailed down at the edges. As he went through customs, he was a very powerful man, but he was very, very alone.

" Unless a seed fall into the ground it abides alone"....maybe the Spirit gives fruit....but the whole fruit bearing plant which should reproduce after its own kind is just not there....everything is just such hard work. 
Chris Welch Nov 2012- feel free to reproduce with author name.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

The Temple - Individual and corporate.

Our DNA Blueprint  – Bob Torango as shared by Annelize Mouton on Facebook

When God spoke to Moses and instructed him concerning the structure and function of the earthly Tabernacle, the “house of witness”, He instructed Moses to “build” it in the same pattern as God built the first Tabernacle, Adam. This Tabernac
le involved a structure with an outer wall of curtains which formed the outer court, then a smaller tent which comprised the Holy Place and within that structure a veiled partition which comprised the Holiest of Holies. Three compartments of specific measurements which contained specific elements that would be used for the function of each compartment in particular, but with a continuity of function between all three compartments that connected them together, from the brazen altar in the outer court, to the candlestick and the shewbread table in the holy place, to the ark of the covenant inside the holiest of all. The physical tabernacle of Moses represented the “pattern” of the cellular makeup of mankind, which foundationally is the human cell, the smallest unit of life. As the tabernacle of Moses had three compartments, so the human cell has three compartments. Not to be thought of as strange, since the same One that instructed Moses in the Mount concerning the pattern of the tabernacle in the wilderness, is the same Creator God that formed the human cell in building Adam. So it is, that the human cell also has an outer wall, which comprises the outer court of the cell, known as the “cytoplasm”. Then, in a startling illustration of similarity with the Tabernacle shown to Moses, there is found a second compartment which comprises the holy place of the cell, the Nucleus. Inside the Nucleus, there is a third compartment of the cell which comprises the “holiest of all” of the cell, the Nucleolus. So, we find that mankind is made up of the exact pattern of cellular structure as the Tabernacle of Moses. HOWEVER, the cell is not patterned after the Tabernacle of Moses, but the cell is the original pattern from which Moses built the Tabernacle! Our study of the human cell and the complex organism that the cells form in our human body is a study that corresponds to the True Tabernacle, which no man could pitch, but it is the House that the living God has chosen to make His abode, the House of God.
YOU, my dear friends, are the very House of God! You are more than flesh and blood, a brain and a heart, you are the very dwelling place of the Most High Lord God, the residence of the Creator of all things. Oh my! Can you believe that? This is why the scriptures have been preserved through the ages to be handed down to this present generation. Only THIS generation could have possibly known of the existence of such a pattern of 3s between the Tabernacle in the wilderness and the Tabernacle of the garden. No other generation could have “seen” the human cellular pattern until our time of technology, which has given us “eyes” to actually look microscopically into a pattern that had existed from our very biological beginnings, but which no human eye could bear witness to until our lifetime. Do you see the significance of such a thing? The prophetic declarations that have come forth concerning our present time as it relates to the plan of the ages is found to be absolutely true by reason of the correlating phenomenon of our microscopic technology, revealing the hidden mysteries of God’s creative blueprint in making mankind, which gives rise to a chorus of glorious affirmations that we are INDEED the House that God built and we are also the House that God is filling with His glory! As His presence filled the Temple in ancient Israel, even so is the spirit of the Lord filling our physical temple with His own glorious Self! We have a greater witness than the prophets of old. We have the original pattern by which God began this wondrous journey from the earthiness of fallen man to the glorious uprising of the Son of man.
 
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What God says about His house

by Chris Welch on Thursday, 15 November 2012 at 22:28 ·
A few years ago Havant Church held a glory conference and the Lord said that He was moving the heavenly furniture back into its right place. We are seeing a restoration of Jesus Christ's Own right to rule His church according to the Order of Melchizedek. Learning about the heavenly gifting of ministry gifts  a few decades ago many men all over the world took the rule of God into their own hands. God does give gifts unto men, but the function of these gifts is according to a listening ear and an attentive eye as a servant to His Master in Psalm 123. He doesn't use any set of ministries in one place all the time. There are seasons. God is jealous over His people. He loves His own people so much He will not allow men or women to steal their heart away.

The second part of what God spoke to me was never uttered.
He was speaking to the traditional churches in particular. The " high" churches.
He was saying why do you make the Communion table the place of entry into my Kingdom?
Do you not know the Table of Shewbread is to be put back into the area of My House which is in the hidden enclosed area
of the Holy Place? This is a place where a Spirit-filled people learn the craft of New Covenant priesthood in the Melchizedek Order.

The front of house is the brazen altar and the Laver.Everyone enters by the sacrifice of My Son and by receiving His Life inside themselves as the Living Word, a Word that washes and cleanses according to the Presence of the now Indwelling Christ.But you have put my communion table front of house where I have not placed it. Only a clean people, a people of the Indwelling Son may partake of this table. It is only relevant to a people with ears to hear by the Spirit the words of the Living God.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Not just with physical eyes - Arthur Blessitt's e-letter



From my many decades of carrying the cross around the world I have learned many things from the Bible and from life experiences. I am sharing now one of the most important things.
I have learned to look at the world not just with my physical eyes but in the Spirit. Seeing who I am in Christ and focusing on Him even in the face of war and shattered dreams. You can live in victory and peace no matter what the difficulty. Jesus is the way.
Read this column and rejoice!





From the cross springs peace, life and hope!




Living in the Spirit, a Life Lesson from the Road

For many people their lives seems to be like a roller coaster full of daily, monthly or yearly emotional ups and downs. The idea of living a life free of emotional pitfalls seems to be an illusive dream. There are even many Christians that do not believe we can live such lives. We do not have to live in spiritual frustration. There is hope.



I remember preaching many years ago in a church about 'living in the Spirit' and how we did not have to live in constant ups and downs in life. The pastor rushed up to the pulpit and told me to sit down. With great anger and a huge emotional explosion he said that we could not live this life of victory in the spirit. He sure manifested that he was not Spirit filled. Some visiting pastors called me the next day and said my sermon was fine but the pastor was having many problems and they just took him over when he heard about living in the fruit of the Spirit.continued below.....



 
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Often people striving in the flesh to live a Spirit filled life quote Old Testament scriptures in explaining dry periods and crying out to get God to hear, and seeking God even though they were children of God. There are many verses in the O. T that show these outbursts.



But we are living now in the New Testament under a New Covenant. God's Presence is no longer in the physical Temple that was in Jerusalem but in the saved follower of Jesus. With the coming of the Holy Spirit to indwell the follower now our body is where the Temple is as God's Presence is within us. Glory!



We don't have to 'come into His Presence'. We are already 'in' His Presence. We don't have to have music to worship but true worship is now in Spirit and Truth Jesus said. We don't have to plead and cry and shout and beg for 'God to show up'! In a church meeting when I hear the pastor or worship leader begging God to 'show up' I think, I'm here, God is here already in me!



What this type of thing does is to make people go back to Old Testament thinking where the Spirit would come and go. Now live in the glorious victory of grace with the fruits of the Holy Spirit in our lives.



But the roller coaster Christians finds a New Testament passage hoping to justify this. It's when the Apostle Paul writes; "for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I...oh wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of death?

(This is the old Saul trying to live under the old law)

I thank God through Christ our Lord...for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hast made me free from the law of sin and death...but you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you...for you did not receive the spirit of bondage that makes you a slave again, but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father...and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together...for I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."



Here Paul is comparing the old man under the law with the new man in the Spirit in Christ Jesus. I suggest you read Romans chapters 7 and 8 without taking a break between chapters. In the original there were no chapters, this was added and causes confusion in this passage.



If we are not careful one's poor theology makes church and meetings addicting. The only time some people 'feel' God is in a meeting pumped with excitement or in some cases meditation produces the 'feeling' some need to experience God. No wonder many can't live a 24/7 life in the Spirit. Many beautiful people exhaust themselves running from place to place trying to get a Jesus fix to help them make it.



John was on the Island of Patmos in prison, suffering but he was 'in the Spirit' and the Lord gave him the book of Revelation.



I did not walk around the world carrying the cross on hype but in the real and glorious Presence of Jesus with me every moment, every step, and every breath.



I'm not saying that a follower of Jesus does not go through tough times. The loss of a loved one, illness of ones self or others, wars, disasters etc happen to us all. What I am saying is that when such happens we need to know the glorious Presence of Jesus and the comfort of the loving Father and the fruit of the Holy Spirit that should still be filling our hearts even in pain and suffering. The apostle Paul gives a long list of his sufferings and yet he was not complaining but still praising the Lord. (2 Corinthians 11:16-33)



In all I have gone through in my life, my struggles and even failures never, no never have I ever felt abandoned by God or His love and mercy. I have found strength in knowing that Jesus is Lord of all and Lord above all. He is the Lord of Hosts! I have never fallen out of His Arms but have fallen into His mighty Arms where there is peace, forgiveness, love, mercy, grace and hope. I have had to trust Jesus for everything and that is beautiful.



Oh, dear friend don't let the latest news and the things you see and hear rob you of the glorious blessing of being a follower of Jesus. After all the evil that had been on this earth since creation we have the Angel proclaiming the wonderful news of the birth of Jesus and the Hosts of Heaven were praising God and sharing peace on earth!



I truly love you all on our E Letter, thanks for your e mails and prayer requests. I care and hurt with you as you share your struggles. That is why I have written this article. Please let us end with these life changing word from the Holy Scripture:



"Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh...if you are led by the Spirit you are not under the law...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, and self control. Against such there is no law. For those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let is also walk in the Spirit! Galatians 5:16-25

"Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be made known unto God and the peace of God which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus...finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatsoever is honest, whatsoever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is of good report, whatever is worthy of praise, think on these things."

Philippians 4:4-8



"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, Oh Lord, my rock and my redeemer" Psalm 19:14



Have a peaceful, fruitful and blessed life living in the Spirit in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Pilgrim followers of Jesus, carrying the cross and the message of Jesus around the world.

Arthur, Denise and Sophia Blessitt

Luke 18:1



Andrew Wommack Ministries "Charis Bible College" Arthur will be speaking "Live" at 9am MT or 11am ET. Friday Nov.16th. You can view this streaming event from anywhere in the world. Just "Click Here"

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Three Crosses were used in carrying the cross around the world in every nation and major island group, they are behind my desk. E mail your prayer requests and I will print them off and lay all of them on the crosses as a covenant to God to pray for you daily. These request will be on the crosses until this Christmas. Denise, Sophia and I will be praying daily for all these request. It will be a blessing to pray for you. I felt the Lord tell me to do a prayer fast of not praying for myself till Christmas. He said "You pray for others, I'll take care of you". We will keep your request private until Christmas and then shred them. The cross are almost totally covered with your prayer request. I'll send a photo in the next E Letter.



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