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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Speak Less, Say More 1.28.16 - Lisa Enebeli


One of the greatest challenges people on earth face is the reality that there are a lot of people talking, but very few people actually saying anything. Pop singers have #1 hit songs with lyrics like, Watch Me, Shake It Off or Baby Baby, just to name a few and we spend millions of dollars on their albums, to tell us what, nothing. I was a teenager once before and we had some songs like this as well, where they were just to dance to, not to have some deep meaning in them, but it is not just in pop music. Worship songs are no better, we have gone from deeply theological hymns like Lift High the Cross, How Great Thou Art and To God Be The Glory to one chorus songs repeated over and over again, of which I love by the way. The challenge is we are not saying anything of substance or significance and we wonder why the wind blows or the snow falls and people are screaming it’s the judgment of God, the world is ending, or Jesus is coming back, tomorrow.
One of the greatest gifts the Bible gives us, is that it is filled with substance. It is riddled with the history of how a personal God walked and worked with people. How He took a no name group of people and made them into the most powerful nation on the earth. It is about how to live in community, how to be a family, how to work, play, teach and train. It is full of wisdom, romance, grace, consequences, choices and colorful characters. The Bible is rich in history, deep in understanding, full of mystery and glorious in expression. It tells of men, women and children, it includes the young and old, it is a book for the slave and the free, the lost and the found. People like Henry Ford found wisdom in it to invent the automobile and George Washington quoted it when he was establishing a brand new nation.

 So think deep, pray wide, sing loud, worship hard and watch God dig a well in your life that produces the oil of joy, the rivers of the life and the power of an indestructible life.

People have tried to burn the bible, kill the ones who printed the bible, destroy the followers of the bible, and to this day mock the ones who believe the bible, but it is not moved. It is an ancient text that is unshakable, unbreakable and unstoppable in its ability to effect change. It is full of substance, secrets, mysteries, over and covert ways of doing life and it is a love letter, a manual, a blueprint for success. No wonder people wanted to take prayer out of school, change the definition of marriage, and ban Christian t-shirts, because the word of God is powerful, no matter what format it is presented in.
Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” – Jesus
In a system that is seeking to dumb you down, so they can feel like they have control over you. There is one book that will lift you up, correct you up and build you up from the inside out and that is the word of God. If you want to be inside strong, you must know the word of God, not memorize it, so you can quote it or slap somebody with the truth you know, but so you can learn to be a lover of God and a lover of people. The word of God transforms you from the inside out. The world is going to shake, challenges will arise, but if you are established in the word of God, you will be immovable, unshakable and undeniably able to speak less, but say more. And we need some people who have something to say, not just people who talk about a whole lot of nothing. So think deep, pray wide, sing loud, worship hard and watch God dig a well in your life that produces the oil of joy, the rivers of the life and the power of an indestructible life.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Alan Welch's Memorial and Thanksgiving Service 22nd January

This service and reception was held at 3.30 pm just after the crematorium committal which was at Chiltern Crematorium Old Amersham.
The service was in St Johns Methodist Church Amersham on the Hill.
The film and later photoslide compilation is by James Carroll of Thorlaser a good  helper of LabAid and friend of Alan








I didn't set out to "unfinish" this film....but the way the final frame was used in the service means that it is kind of unfinished, like the legacy which Dad has left, waiting for any viewers to carry the work on.

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Hallelujah - poem by Bruce Owens c2016

Hallelujah
My mother, she listened into this Hallelujah
with her fingers
playing with the locks of my childhood hair
in the large assembly of Hallelujah,
in the mote light streaming from upper windows of Hallelujah,
and the preacher was running back and forth
with Hallelujah in his hand, gripping it tightly
like he might lose the Hallelujah,
and he shouted Hallelujah
and all the congregation shouted amen, and Hallelujah.
My mother’s fingers running through my hair
was all soothing and hallelujah,
and right there,
my small back to the hard oak pew
in the Lord’s presence, I fell asleep,
unafraid and calm,
as my mother’s long fingers, were playing
gently with my hair… Hallelujah…
in the old Baptist church
near the tobacco barns and the park
in the Hallelujah of a Midwest town.
Later that day,
making a stew,
she put the pot on a burner,
and the flame at a slow simmer;
the smell of it filled the kitchen with Hallelujah.
Then she would go out into the colors of the day,
stepping out on the big lawn in the backyard,
and hang the clothes on the line
as the wind fluttered the leaves
of the big elm with Hallelujah.
I would see her smiling at me
as she reached for another close-pin,
and her smile is forever a Hallelujah,
to the child I was…
Hallelujah.
© 2016 by Bruce Owens

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

The Illuminati and you

can you think of anything worse than a knee-jerk leftbrain response to this situation, some sort of Christian fascist right...??


"until He who restrains is removed"

The Illuminati think and move at a level far deeper than christians think at. But this is only while believers still faff around like chickens and refuse to get caught up in the Spirit to eagle living, where they truly are. So like Jesus we needle everyone with statements such as: the sons of this present world are far shrewder than the sons of the Kingdom.

Here are some historic examples which lead us right down to Clinton and Trump.

The Illuminati don't do" right and wrong". They create worlds with opposing views , they divide and rule. The best example is Communism. They created Communism and you can see its tenets, or overarching principles described in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion from 1880s probably by Lionel de Rothschild...possibly even "ghostwritten". It is more of a prophecy with an almost 100% accurate outworking, although the Book of Daniel describes the end time powerful godless rule as more a trial and error system. And this is indeed borne out since Roman rule, through Charlemagne right down to the present day....basically whatever it takes to make Psalm 2 a reality....the spirit, the intention of the secondheavens under Satan remains ever unchanging.

So the Illuminati created Communisim by hiring Marx as a writer whose own lifestyle was that of a total ingratiating sponger, and absolutely nothing to do with the spirit he was trying to conjure...AND DID. The Illuminati divided the whole world in fear, and it was called the Cold War. What Jesus referred to as rumours of war. And in this atmosphere of tension the Elite made themselves rich to an extent that it can now hardly be measured....indeed is hardly relevant, just like the end of a game of monopoly. The atomic stockpile brought unlimited wealth.

But it was equally the Illuminati who controlled America through the anti Communist purges in the 1950s and 60s, such that many of their critics found themselves now on BBC in the UK and unable to criticise their policies in the States.

The Hegelian idea which wasn't original to Hegel by the way, is that to advance the policy you really want, you create a straw man or a false flag, which provokes a reaction and an opportunity to bring in your own measures.
So watch how shrewd this is compared with your average christian who is continually duped.

Puritans were threatening the existence of witchcraft, so the whole Salem witch trial farce was created by the Collins dynasty. We all know the surface story, the Illuminati keep it endlessly repeated in schools and through school plays.
What the Collins family divulged via John Collins is that the witches were largely oddball christians, and the judges were their own family, the Collins dynasty, or witches who were judges, It is the sons of Darkness who preserve the public idea of Satan as a red horned beast and so therefore ludicrous, and it is they who preserve the public image of witches on broomsticks, and so therefore ludicrous. The truth is they own everything. They are the top level bankers. They are the owners of all the top firms. All the top positions of the world are transferred through differently named fronts from generation to generation but never ever leaves their control.
This is why every President is related by design to monarchy.
Let's take a British example that has now become relevant again. The Referendum.
I might have had a thirdlevel belief, but I was as foolish and unshrewd as the next man , when knowing about Europe and its part in globalism under Lucifer, I supported Goldsmith who wanted to represent pulling out of Europe. Only later on the net did I learn that Goldsmith's mission in the NWO was to "crash" the Referendum vote by making it ludicrous. I suggest Lafarge's role is the same.
I suggest this is the real role of Sarah Palin and Trump today, in order that the Elite designated dynasty members Clinton or whoever be chosen "by the people". It is MASTERFUL. BREATH TAKING.
Churchill didn't just happen. He was a member of not one but two secret orders.
The picture of Stalin Roosevelt and Churchill all seated calmly on a bench outside WicKham House here around 1943, yes at the surface level represents Russia's change of direction, but also, the fact that all three had always been in the same Masonic Lodges organising the whole conflict in the first place according to the 1871 edict by the American Freemason Pike, also the founder of the Klu Klux Klan....(not the fool the public would think, but an evil evil genius. The Klan being ofcourse another division of Illuminati rulership over us.
Greg Hallett discovered that Clinton was conceived at Chequers and is directly related to the Queen and Princess Margaret. Nothing, nothing at all that we think is happening is true at all. It is purely the infrastructure that we have symbiotically adhered to while we are growing as sons of the Kingdom, currently in BOX 2. BOX 1 if you remember in Jesus day right through the middle ages was almost entirely serfdom. A few lords and everybody else was a serf. In Box 2 land actually Box 1 is still true, but we have the appearance of being our own bosses. And this is the realm of "western democracy" and all being able to "vote" for a handful of people.
Every year Americans celebrate independence but legally they aren't. Their birth certificate is a legal document whereby they agree to
understand or
stand under....a whole series of restrictions.

The Bible says where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.
In actual fact whether in North Korea where God is banned outright or in the "free world" everything spiritually is the same.
Jesus is not Lord. So therefore there is no true freedom.
Jesus is real you see, not a concept.
Freemasonry stands for the rule of secularism. It doesn't ban God, it just never states until the highest levels who that God is. The threeheaded god called Jahbulon. The illegal mix of Yahweh, Baal and Onisiris...which isn't our God at all. Our God is pure, holy , undiluted, needs no one, and sustains everything by His Word of Power.
In freemasonry as now in the whole world almost, if you pray , you are not allowed to pray in the name of Jesus.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is true freedom....NOWHERE ELSE.

Genesis 3 has now been realised on a world scale. Secularism and democracy mean we live as independent gods according to Isaiah 14 in our own daily blasphemy of independence according to the prince of the power of the air, who also wrongly deludes himself that he is independent. Genesis 3 meant we joined him in his own delusion and subsequently became empowered by this imploding spirit of wrath....that merely to sustain itself in an ever decreasing directional flow....has to cling on to everything and everyone for survival.

Survival mentality...casts out its hands feverishly in desperation, in the alone I......in the same spirit of Satan which ultimately is a thief, a liar and then a murderer.

The REAL directional flow of the universe...outside this mental delusion....is of overflowing Love, of the ever expanding River from the Throne...
which doesn't need to thieve, lie and murder....it's existence is in God and His overflow. Of productivity, instead of Communist shrinkage.
Of spontaneous life, rather than trying to eke out some existence perched on nothing more than some Dexion Tower, Eiffel Tower,Pyramid shape scaffolding.

The Body of Christ in the Earth, rather than a waxwork.
The Body of Christ in the earth rather than some Muslim 5 Pillars survival kit
The Body of Christ looking within and finding Jesus and not looking within and finding the same Isaiah 14 spirit that is in the religion of Buddhism
The Body of Christ which references the First heaven where God the Supreme Ruler and Progenitor of existence is, and not some Hindu second heaven platform of 200 million gods who are demons and principalities.
The Body of Christ and not the religion that calls itself after Him, but is really the exact same Eiffel Tower pyramid with a Pope or Archbishop on top
and so on.....
That all may return into Christ and Christ be in all things to the glory of God the Father.

Monday, 18 January 2016

A Sambaland report in Times of Zambia


In an Interview with Times of Zambia Mr Samba and Pastor Brian Mulenga shared about the Vision of Samba Land.
Many at times we take for granted the basic necessities in life that we possess.


Hunger and poverty are inevitable in a typical township anywhere in the country, more especially with the way the economy has plummeted between 2015 and this year


Amongst the poorest of the poor a simple meal a day would do, any level of education would suffice and decent clothing would be more than enough.


Amongst all the challenges that we are faced with today, a Livingstone based Non-Governmental Christian Organisation called Samba Land Heart for the Children that operates in Ngwenya Township have taken up the initiative to help fill in the gap and meet the needs of people in this sector of the community.
Samba Land was birthed in 2000 from the persevering efforts of one Justine Samba and later joined by his friends coming for voluntery work.


The aims of Samba Land heart for the children is to provide spiritual, physical and emotional growth to children they associate with.


It is an organisation that caters for the vulnerable, children, youth and the widowed offering material and spiritual support according to their needs.


In an interview Mr Samba revealed that in the beginning he installed satellite dishes to raise funds to begin his mission.


Mr Samba said he was compelled to reach out to children in the township because of his desire to help children have dreams and see them achieve them.


“I started this organisation because I have always had a passion to help vulnerable children in society,


“I want to bring hope to these particular children so that they look beyond their geographical locations and dream big,


“Such social groups are usually shunned in society and Samba land offers them a place of acceptance and social security,” he said
The organisation to date has offered school support to over 200 children at primary level and fed over 1500 children over the past years.


The founder said it was all possible through support from friends and family as well as well-wishers.


Mr Samba raised his concern over the high level of alcohol and drug abuse within the community.


He said it was vital for children to be in school as it would not only benefit them but also the lives of their families in future.


“I have seen the need in Ngwenya for children to be educated because idleness makes room for one to turn to criminal activities,


“Alcohol and drug abuse limit ones’ ability to think outside the box and see that there is life beyond their present environment “he said.


Speaking in an interview Pastor Brian Mulenga said the goal is to ensure that the community understood the value of education in a child’s life as it groomed them to be better people.


quail farming at Sambaland
“We aim to change this wrong mind set of idleness in these young people and show them that there is hope beyond the borders of their house “he said


Based on Christian beliefs such integrity and unity the organisations’ vision its not just provide material but also spiritual and emotional growth.


“Our mandate is to equip children to know the word of God so that they can also go and teach others to operate in the same form of love that we show them,” Pastor Mulenga said.


He also called on teachers in community schools to emphasise on the importance of education to their pupils as it could possibly reduce the number of dropouts.


Mr Samba launched the organisation in 2002 at his first feeding scheme where he fed well over 80 children in Ngwenya Township.


He narrated that it was not an easy task as it was his first time to undertake such an initiative but thanked God for allowing him to conduct such an event.


“From the time I started doing the feeding schemes over the years the numbers have increased and we are grateful because more people are hearing the word of God and being blessed ,


The largest crowd SHC has ever fed at one time is a group of 600 children.


Mr Samba conducts the feeding schemes on the parents farm within Ngwenya Township on a weekly basis.


The farm is made up of vegetable and animal produce which are given to widows and vulnerable children.


“This year we plan to engage our beneficiaries of SHC to also grow some farm vegetables and take care of the produce so as to create a productive environment and encourage them to start such activities of their own,”
Mr Samba is 34 year old, he always appreciates for the support from the volunteers purely, the response he received from them was favourable and he recommended their concerned efforts.


“Though total poverty eradication was impossible all at once it would all be possible one step at a time through unity. “Mr Samba said.


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Friday, 15 January 2016

How God tests Saul, even softened ones

Many people may find this form of test hard to take. It was put in the Bible for us to learn some of the subtleties of flesh and spirit.  This is the relationship of Samuel with Saul and concerns only seven days between chapter 10 and 13. Now Saul reigned 42 years ( *1 Sam13.1) but it was all over in virtually 7 days in terms of anointing and choosing. That should pierce us to the heart.
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1 Samuel 10:8 And you shall go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and sacrifice peace offerings. You shall wait seven days until I come to you and show you what you should do.”
1 Samuel 11.14 -15 Then Samuel said to the people, “Come and let us go to Gilgal and renew the kingdom there.” 15 So all the people went to Gilgal, and there they made Saul king before the Lord in Gilgal. There they also offered sacrifices of peace offerings before the Lord; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.
1 Samuel 13:5 Now the Philistines assembled to fight with Israel, 30,000 chariots and 6,000 horsemen, and people like the sand which is on the seashore in abundance; and they came up and camped in Michmash, east of Beth-aven. 6 When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were hard-pressed), then the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in cliffs, in cellars, and in pits. 7 Also some of the Hebrews crossed the Jordan into the land of Gad and Gilead. But as for Saul, he was still in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.

8 Now he waited seven days, according to the appointed time set by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal; and the people were scattering from him. 9 So Saul said, “Bring to me the burnt offering and the peace offerings.” And he offered the burnt offering. 10 As soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him and to [e]greet him. 11 But Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the appointed days, and that the Philistines were assembling at Michmash, 12 therefore I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor of the Lord.’ So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering.” 13 Samuel said to Saul, “You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you, for now the Lord would have established your kingdom [f]over Israel forever. 14 But now your kingdom shall not endure. The Lord has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.”

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Here's what happened in Havant Church with Peter Stott. Around 1995 he had cancer of the bowel. He was close to death. God raised him but during that time, which was also Toronto.....God brought Peter into a whole new realm of intimacy. Peter then began seeing that his ministry style had to change from pastor pyramid to a much more Spirit led format. He softened the structure and appointed others to have far more hands on control in things but also training them in sensitivity in meetings. There was another strong wave of anointing. Around this time Graham Cooke who was still moving with Peter in the UK in prophets conferences came to the church before I was there and just spoke this sentence...... Moses my servant is dead. The Spirit swept through the meeting and everyone laughed in a Toronto kind of way. Right at that moment it was like the start of the Spirits work to sweep away lawbased Christianity and with it the rigid pyramid architecture. Now prophets are anointed to do stuff like this by saying one sentence. Even at the time you would be hard pressed to articulate what was going on because the Spirit is doing it all and at a simple surface level it just looks like people laughing. But this is how God's real stuff works. He operates way above the understanding of human wisdom. So this marked a major shake up in the church. I was like a test for them. Bringing me in in 2000 God even prepared the way for them by telling them somebody would come from London. I did come.from London but via Emsworth.....so this was a similar thing to those who expected the Messiah from out of Egypt. Jesus did come.from out of Egypt. Now I wasn't a messiah but I did have a thirdlevel anointing to begin sharing the thirdlevel. I never had the full Jesus treatment that I did in Emsworth where they physically carted me away in 1988.......this was already after the Toronto wave.....so they were that much further in the Spirit. But still, somewhat scaled.down, I had the same treatment I received at Emsworth. In a brethren based church they operate from the scripture about first one person, then several people then as a church you are disciplined. So I had to meet with Peter and the elders in a backroom midweek meeting with them to be told that I could no longer speak publicly. This was around 4 years ago. For disciplines sake I went there for a few months and did just that but after prophecy was not even being heard....( strangely they allowed this.....Perhaps because one of my words named the church in the Spirit as the turn around church) I was encouraged by others on here to leave. So I am telling you this anecdote to explain that God is not messing with our generation. When He speaks by the Spirit to us in how He runs His church as he did direct with Peter during his time with bowel cancer.......He then follows through with tests to see if we will recognise someone moving in humility. Because this new order of leadership isn't like Saul......it is a David leadership from a psalm 51 heart.
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A similar sort of thing is happening in all our relationships.   Can we walk together in Light or do we force ourselves.

Even more bizarre is when two prophetic types get together over tea and biscuits in 1 Kings 13   (Both Peter and I by the way are prophetic types. )

Thursday, 14 January 2016

It's harder for a rich man

In the house churches in the 70s we were waiting on God and prophesying to each other. The Word God gave continually was about the glorious church. The great influx. The fact that as in Isaiah 60, Darkness would cover the earth but Light, a great light would arise. We prophesied the rise of the Body of Christ. We received in our spirits the vision of the Church, the recovery of all the lost types of ministries. We used to have a great time just singing and prophesying these things with the attendant presence and overshadowing of the Holy Spirit....but seeing very little with our eyes. Then our generation began looking too much with their eyes. We started buying buildings, running faith schools. Switching our worldly pyramid power structures over to Kingdom Names like Salt and Light, Harvest time, New Frontiers....and carried on much like New israelites who happened to be born again and at one point at least, filled with the Spirit.

But ofcourse we Ishmaeled it. It was one big Ishmael. A bit of Divine seed, Kings Church High Wycombe, having sex with a maid, the High Wycombe Town Council and giving birth to the same sort of hybrid Beasts that Anglican Village Halls are.

Nobody told us that Jesus, when He came to give us Life....meant errrrr real Life. As in Galatians2.20 as consciousness.
We thought it was our old separation consciousness, appeased like taming Beowulf's Grendel, outside the village in Holy Spirit meetings. See, that felt like Life. Anybody who has attended the great vibe in a stage concert....well imagine that charged with a vibrant electric unlimited energy of Holy Spirit in a meeting? So we could be forgiven for making the mistake. Did you ever wonder why Joshua and King David hung around the tabernacle and the courts of the Temple so much? It wasn't the colour of the fabrics!!!!! The decor.

So now we have a Beast hybrid that people wear like badges and they are called "ministries". Now these guys with these things always say that they are preaching out of real life experiences. They are no fools. But none of them have laid everything down like Jesus said and fallen into the ground like a seed and died....for an impossibly long time....not knowing what would become of them.

No, when they mean roadtested, they mean a washing machine man came this week and they helped him pull the washing machine out from the wall to show that as ministers they weren't averse to doing something other than ministry.

No no no. When Jesus says
unless you enter the narrow way
unless you take all your various riches through the eye of the needle
unless you sell everything and follow Him

unless unless.....

then all these manipulating grasping measures, these arms protruding from your skin like bits of still alive independent self delusion.......will still be very much crawling about your person...
because as Dickens wrote....you are 'umble, ever so 'umble' Mr Copperfield.

Only a complete death can get to these things.....and the Holy Spirit runs the funeral Plan.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Dynamite Needs A Detonator - Lisa Enebeli


Ephesians 3:20 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”
Colossians 1:27 “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
While in church last night my Pastor, Bill Virgin, who is a self-proclaimed mountain boy, from the backwoods of Idaho, said, “There is dynamite lying dormant in gold mines all over this nation, and all they need is a detonator.” Now to the naked ear, this may just be a country boy sharing another backwoods story, but for those with ears to hear, this is a piece to the prophetic picture of what God is doing right now on the earth.
There are people all over this nation and the world, living in caves, crevices, condo’s, cities and countries who are packed with dynamite inside of them. They gave their life to Jesus at some point, but never went beyond the salvation experience, or they have yet to crossover to becoming a Christian. Either way, they have dynamite lying dormant inside of them. Everyone one of us was born with dynamite, in the Greek, the word for power is dunamis, which in English is translated dynamite. You are the most powerful person in your life. God made you that way, He is not afraid of your power, actually He wants you to be powerful, that is why He created, inside your inmost being, dynamite.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.” Being created with eternity in our hearts is dunamis, it is power, it is dynamite, you are, I am, an eternal being, made of indestructible material. But for many the reality of this power lies dormant, we are like a gold mine, that once blown open are going to add value to the world. So, why have we not exploded with all this potential yet? Because we need a detonator.
A detonator is a device or small quantity of explosive used for detonating a high explosive (Merriam Webster online). A detonator is like a mustard seed, it is small, but it packs a punch. The word of God is a detonator, words are detonators, people are detonators. People have said things that have blown us up alright, but not to expose the gold, but rather to expose our shame, sin, or some other issue. But it’s a new day, the detonators God is releasing into your life are there to ignite the dynamite in your life so the gold inside of you is exposed. People are a gold mine and we are called to be gold diggers.
When we use our words as detonators to blow up belief systems that have kept people bound; when we use the word of God to blow up doctrines that have kept people from being powerful; when we use words to expose the gold in people; they then become detonators in someone else’s life to do the same thing. There is dynamite lying dormant in everyone’s life and when a detonator comes into your life, they will blow up your life in a way that exposes the gold in you. Christ in you is the hope of glory and His power is at work within you, He is the dynamite inside of you, He is about to blow our minds, so the gold in us can be seen.
It’s a new day, there is a new way, for glory is on the way. Let God arise and His enemies be scattered. End of article.

RELATED CONCEPTS
The last 4 Gates of Jerusalem especially Gate 11

  • 9   Eastern Gate......the Main Gate....Open day for the Church......the Feast of Ingathering in the Feast of Tabernacles.....relates to the 2nd miracle of the Large Catch of Fish   when the disciples actually worked together to bring in the haul
  • 10  Miphkad    was the gate where judgment was exercised by mature elders. Also where the offerings were inspected . Speaks of joint Spirit authority and Judgment within the redeemed community. And of special events where this is exercised like Nehemiah 8.....the gathering in the Square to hear the Law.
  • 11  Ephraim Gate.  Ephraim had to make up for the loss of Dan as a tribe. Speaks of double anointing. Elisha. Smith Wigglesworth asked for double the anointing of his wife at her graveside.  In short....DYNAMIS Power.
    The word used in this phrase in Greek
    When you see the fields white unto harvest pray the Father that he DYNAMIS out workers....thrust out workers into the harvest.
  • 12  Prison Gate   speaks of  apostolic level of 1 John 2. Where we join Jesus who said
    Behold a Body has been prepared me....it is said of Me in the scroll of the Book, behold i come to do thy will O Lord
    Romans 12. 1-2     A Living sacrifice based upon experientially living al;l the other Romans chapters.
    ie Therefore since all the Romans previous chapters are so....offer your bodies up as living sacrifices

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    Suspended Orb relates to the Spirit principle of Judgment exercised within the gathered servants of God and Gate no 10 above

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

AJ Welch

Chiltern Crematorium Committal Service Friday 22nd January 2016 2.30pm  Milton Chapel Old Amersham Bucks UK
Followed by Memorial Celebration Service at St Johns Methodist Church, Woodside Rd Amersham on the Hill


Any short messages from friends can be recorded and put on Youtube to be part of this celebration












Anybody who has any inside secret information on Alan's goodness !!!!
please feel free to forward any information from Preston Manor School Wembley,Wartime experiences, London University....he was for.example.a contemporary of the lady that raised Henry VIIIs ship Mary Rose, He studied geology and chemistry, he did a stint at early Road Safety testing, taught briefly at Walsall . Married my mum Margaret and went under Methodist Missionary Society to teach science at Mfantsipim Ghana. Old boys are some of the most significant people today in Ghana including Kofi Annan who even recently sat with Dad at one of the London Ghanaian gatherings. Martin and I were born there . We returned 1961 and Dad taught in what is now Chesham GS Whitehill for 25 years, apart from a teacher's exchange to San Diego in 1981. Dad and Mum finished as they began but this time setting up the science department of what was then President Moi's personal school at the bottom of his garden {euphemism} at Kabarak Nakuru. It is now a university. Kids know very little of parents activities until memorial services. Please help us piece together all the lifelong minibus driving,elderly care,socially disadvantaged help,charity giving, youth action committee, Foresters, church work,without even mentioning the big one.....LABAID.ORGwhich he began 25 years ago.
If you can be there at this event in two weeks please.come and celebrate an incredible life.
Dear Chris
Thank you for phoning and sharing a piece of your father's fruitful life. May his soul rest in peace. Alan was and remains a blessing for all who came across him. We all have received the news of his death with deep sadness but we rejoice that we were fortunate to have a relationship with one so truly great. For me personally, Alan was a source of sensitive encouragement and powerful inspiration. His capacity to listen with sharp yet unobtrusive insight is hugely appreciated by me and many others in the church and beyond. Our prayers and thoughts are with all your family as you try to come to terms with this loss. Like us, we pray that even in this sad moment you will find the space and time to celebrate the wonderful gifting your dad was
As discussed on the phone, I'm going ahead planning a Service of Committal at the Chilterns Crematorium followed by a Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration for Alan's life, at St Johns Amersham Methodist Church. I will contact you again shortly to confirm the practical arrangements but don't hesitate to get to me at any time.
Grace and Peace
Vincent
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The Africans couldn't understand him because he wasn't like a village chief. He didn't acquire things nor build concerns with him at the centre. In fact he just didn't fit the African measuring stick.....of power wealth and a big family. He didn't fit the expat measuring stick either.....how much can you use blacks for your own aggrandizement? What do you mean you are helping blacks to become selfrunning totally free of charge? What do you mean by running LabAid after you retired as a charity?
You draw a wage as a trust member surely? None of us do,he'd tell the big Oxfam and Christian Aid.directors on £100,000 a year. No our running costs are £1000 a year from a.few.meagre gifts with which we buy any equipment which we cannot derive from the stuff school labs in the UK tip each year. So what's in it for you? The knowledge that more schoolkids get hands on practice with things that will propel them into science at university and research at an international standard. Somehow after 40 years of in the shadows work in LabAid and all previous voluntary work got to the Queens ears and she invited him to Buckingham Palace. But such recognition was mortifying to Dad and Mum. That was not what they did it for. My Dad and Mum spent their whole lives not fitting into this world at all. But they will.fit perfectly in the next one.  Chris Welch

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Not Moses nor Elijah but Transfiguration

Impacted by the last chapter of George Warnock's book The Feast of Tabernacles, I wrote to an African evangelist in the UK, but in doing so I am writing to a whole raft of ministry that is passing away as the new thirdlevel ministry dawns.
It is impossible to enlighten another man. All we can do like Jesus is speak in pictures. Even your court hearings are designed to move you internally to better hearing. Evangelicalism and charismatic christianity are two forms of deafness and callous of the heart. Not as deaf as unbelievers but still quite deaf regarding genesis 3 .
The transfiguration is a great picture for us of the difference. Moses and Elijah were picked as representations of the two types of knowing God before we enter into the same apostolic Word the first church had. Your christianity is the Elijah christianity as opposed to the mosaic form of evangelicalism. Both witnessed to the new form of Word Jesus preached which was the total nature of God in Him. 
 In your type of framework you are always seeing two inside you. A bit of Jesus and mostly you. This form of christianity does crusades and matures others to do crusades but never ever gets out of the wilderness. Nothing really changes from generation to generation. But in Jesus type of christianity we disciple whole nations. Ofcourse I wish you to be successful in the courts by faith......but I know when you get the big payout or merge with some diamond banker you will use it to spread the same incomplete gospel that Morris Benny and Kenneth are preaching and living alongside you will be as unnatural and religious as always only now worse because you will have money to order people around. Yuk.


Here is the key passage George Warnock wrote nearly 70 years ago in his final chapter of Feast of tabernacles. In it he describes the Body invested with Moses role of bringing Law order and judgment and Elijah's role of bringing restoration and power. What I have seen full on is the way that the separation of Word and Spirit so evident in the Church up until this point , must yield to the New Covenant Christianity that Christ was actually bringing and demonstrating one of complete Life Union with the Father, resulting in the effusion of Glory from within....the Unveiling or Apocalypse.
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Until the thirdlevel is here and people know how to meditate on the Word then Word and Spirit remain separate. Brazen altar and Laver remain separate. Inside the covered House.....candlestick remains candlestick and shewbread remains shewbread. Revelation TV remains Revelation TV - largely leftbrain and God TV more the candlestick. But the Word through Smith Wigglesworth remains.....the last church will be a Spirit Word church. The east will meet the west.....in the 9th Eastern Gate of new Jerusalem. How do we know? In the Holiest Place you haven't got a candlestick in one corner and shewbread on a table in the other. It is Christ in His three forms of Word inside us and the pure Shekinah over us in terms of anointing. Thirdlevel is one thing just as Jesus is.....So are we in the world.



CHAPTER 14 - TABERNACLES - THE FEAST OF HIS APPEARING
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We mentioned in the first part of the book how the observance of the natural Feasts served to illustrate their spiritual application to the Church. Thus when the Feast was observed at the dedication of Solomon’s Temple, we have a type and pattern of the Glory of the Church, and when the Feast was observed in the days of Zerubbabel’s temple, we have a type of the restoration of the Church to her first Glory. Now we come to the occasion on which the Feast was observed in the time of Christ.

Let us recall how that in the plan of God Israel’s Passover was the occasion that God chose for Christ Himself to die as the true Passover Lamb. And again, on that great day of Pentecost, when devout Jews had assembled from all parts of the Roman Empire to keep the Feast--then it was that God poured out the Holy Spirit on His disciples, thus fulfilling the old and establishing the new Pentecost. It is therefore with great significance that we read these words: "Now the Jews’ feast of tabernacles was at hand. His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest." (Jn. 7:2,3.) However, the Lord remained where He was until His brethren had gone to the Feast; and afterward went up "as it were in secret." (vs. 10.) No doubt the Lord intentionally visited the Feast of the Jews "in secret" by way of illustrating a great truth to the Church, the truth of His appearing.

RESURRECTION LIFE FOR US

There is no question as to the fact that one day "the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout," and the saints shall be caught away to be with Him for ever. (1 Thess. 4:16.) And again, "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." (1 Cor. 15:52.) This is the final victory for the Church, when mortality is clothed upon with immortality, and corruption puts on incorruption. This is the consummation of the Church’s last great victorious event, for then it is that "Death is swallowed up in victory," and the "last enemy," even Death, is destroyed. (I Cor. 15:26,54.)

We are sure of this, however, that the Church is being robbed of her glory in not knowing that there is rapture for her even now, while waiting for Rapture, and there is resurrection here and now while we wait for Resurrection. There is no doubt whatever that God holds many secrets for future revelation concerning the order of events and the nature of the Resurrection. But in this we are confident: before this cherished rapture or resurrection takes place, there is to arise a group of overcomers who shall appropriate even here and now their heritage of Resurrection Life in Jesus Christ. God has placed His only Begotten at His own right hand in the heavenlies, until all his enemies have been placed under His feet. (Ps. 110:1; 1 Cor. 15:25,26.) There He shall remain, in obedience to the Word of the Father, until there ariseth a people who shall go in and possess their heritage in the Spirit, and conquer over all opposing forces of World, Flesh, and Devil. We are not inferring that the saints will go about in glorified bodies. But we are speaking of the saints reaching out and appropriating even here and now in their earthly temples the very Life of Christ, of entering into their heritage in the Spirit, of participating in the Melchizedek priesthood and kingdom, and of living the very spotless, immaculate life of the Son of God Himself in virtue of His abiding presence within.

Let us remember that God is bound by His word and His oath, but He is not bound by the dispensations, by general historical procedure, nor yet by the notions of men. "It is appointed unto men once to die . . .," that is quite true; but even though death is quite general God was free to reach down and translate Enoch "that he should not see death" when this holy man believed for it. (Heb. 11:5.) Nor did it prevent God from catching Elijah up into heaven in a whirlwind, when He chose to do so. (2 Kgs. 2:11.) Nor could it prevent the Lord from extending the life of John the Beloved for two thousand years, if He chose to do so. It was neither Peter’s business, nor ours, nor was it contrary to God’s Word, if the Lord wanted it that way. (Jn. 21:22.) Jesus has promised that He would raise up "at the last day" all those who would believe on His Name. (Jn. 6:40.) There is no question about that. But that did not stop Him from resurrecting Lazarus, even during His earthly ministry. (Jn. 11:44.) Nor did it prevent Moses from rising from the dead somewhat prematurely, as he must have done according to Jude 9. Neither did it prevent the tombs from bursting assunder when Christ died on the Cross, and the bodies of the saints arising and coming into the city and appearing unto many. (Matt. 27:52,53.) God is perfectly free to raise whom He will any time He chooses; to impart Divine Life to whomsoever he will, whenever one shall believe for it; and to translate any one that has the faith for it. Let us not argue with the good-man of the House; is He not free to do as He will with His own? If we have bargained with God for a resurrection at the last Day: are we going to have an evil eye if God in mercy and love imparts His resurrection life to some before the last day?

JESUS CHRIST, THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE

One of the most glorious facts of Scripture, we believe, is this: that the Resurrection and the Life is not a mere historic event, to take place in the distant future,--but the Resurrection and the Life is a Person, even the Lord Jesus Christ who dwells in our hearts. How He yearned over Mary and Martha at the tomb of Lazarus, and sought to inspire faith in their hearts to believe in Him. But they would insist, like the vast majority of Christians today, in believing facts about Him and about God, instead of believing in Him. "I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection . . . I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God....." But all the time Jesus was wanting them to believe that He was the I Am, the answer to their immediate need. A historical resurrection? Of course, they would believe in that. Christ, the Messiah? Why of course, they would believe that. But this kind of faith is not sufficient to bring one into the fulness of sonship, and to a real genuine appropriation of Divine Life here and now. They confessed their faith in the fact that Lazarus would rise again in the resurrection at the last day. But Jesus replied, "I am the Resurrection, and the Life . . ." Resurrection and Life, then, are not merely the attributes of the resurrection, and events which are to take place at the rapture. But the Resurrection and the Life are held out to the Sons of God even here and now.

"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live . . ." That was the case of Lazarus, was it not? And did he not live, because he died believing in Christ? And then the Lord continues, "And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" (Jn. 11:25,26.) It is certain we do not believe it. O, we might believe it theoretically but not one of us has believed it experimentally, or Divine Life would be surging through our beings. But the promise is there nevertheless, even though we all disbelieve it. "Let God be true and every man a liar." By faith all things are and shall be possible. The very dispensations themselves are but weak barriers and obstacles if men of faith are enabled by the Spirit to reach out and leap beyond them. Enoch did it. So did Elijah. And so shall the Sons of God. The Word of faith shall grip their hearts, and they shall reach out and appropriate the Resurrection and the Life even now in this life. If they do not, Christ never will return to earth. For God hath said, "Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool." (Ps. 110:1.) And the last enemy is Death!

THE COMING OF THE LORD

There has been a general misunderstanding of the Word of God throughout Christendom concerning the truth of the coming of the Lord; for it is clear as we consider all the Scriptures on the subject, that the Lord’s coming is a spiritual visitation in the midst of His people, as well as a literal and bodily visitation. James therefore associates the bestowal of the latter rain with the "coming" of the Lord: "Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he (it) receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh." (Jas. 5:7,8.) Notice in this passage how the truth concerning the latter rain is sandwiched between these two statements concerning the "coming of the Lord."

The word commonly translated "coming" in the New Testament is "parousia," which signifies "presence," or "a being alongside." It is therefore used of the coming of men in the flesh, as well as of the coming of Christ. That the word signifies "presence" more than the act of one’s arrival, is evident from 2 Pet. 1:16.17. In this passage Peter describes the glorious visitation of God on the mount of transfiguration as the "coming," the "parousia," the "presence" of Christ. Now Christ had already come in the flesh; the four men had walked together up the mountain; but here was a "coming" of the Lord not previously known. And so he says, "For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Notice how the apostle associates the power and coming of Christ with the glory of God that appeared in the hour of Christ’s transfiguration. In fact, the Lord Himself explains that this visitation of the Glory was in reality, the very Kingdom of God. In each of the three accounts where the scene is recorded the story is preceded with the remark: "But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Kingdom of God." (Lk. 9:27.) Matthew describes it as "the Son of man coming in his kingdom." (Matt. 16:28.) Mark refers to it as "the kingdom of God come with power." (Mk. 9:1.) and Peter combines the two statements in the words, "The power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."

THE MOSES-ELIJAH COMPANY

The whole transfiguration scene is a beautiful picture of the power and coming of the Lord into the midst of His people in this glorious hour to create the Moses-Elijah ministry. Moses, and Elijah; because this is the day and hour when the old must give way to the new, when death is to be swallowed up of life, when Law must be fulfilled in Grace. And so Moses typifies the old order of Law and of death. Elijah speaks of the new order, of grace and of life. This is the hour known as the "ends of the ages" when the judgments that have been written concerning the Church and the world must be fulfilled on the one hand, and all the glory and power that is written concerning the Church must be fulfilled on the other hand. Hence the Moses-Elijah company: the fulness of God in the midst of His people, to do away with the old and to establish the new. Moses died; Elijah lived. Moses went down into the grave; Elijah went up into Heaven. Moses administered death and condemnation; Elijah in translation administered life and power--and the very mantle that he wore fluttered down upon his servant Elisha, even the mantle of power and life. This is the hour of God’s vengeance upon the earth; but it is also the hour of God’s Glory in the midst of His people.

THE DAY OF VENGEANCE

"For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled." (Lk. 21:22.) Vengeance! How we shrink from the awfulness of the Day! But this vengeance is not only to administer death; it is also to administer life. When Jesus picked up the scroll in the synagogue of Nazareth and opened it to the place which spoke of the anointed Messiah bringing deliverance to the people. He closed the book just before He came to the words," . . . And the day of vengeance of our God." He was reading from the prophet Isaiah, as follows: "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord . . ." (Isa. 61:1,2.) Thus far the Lord read, and then closed the book and gave it back to the servant. (Lk. 4:20.) Why, then, did the Lord close the scroll there, right in the middle of Isa. 61:2? Because thus far was His earthly ministry, and no further. The common explanation is that the remainder of the verse will be fulfilled after the rapture of the Church. Now it is true that the remainder of Isa. 61:2 is to find its fulfillment in the Day of the Lord, when God’s judgments are poured out. But what seems to be largely ignored is the fact that the day of vengeance is at the same time a great day of blessing. Isaiah therefore continues: "And the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called Trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified." (Isa. 61:2,3.) True, it is the day of vengeance, but it is likewise a day of rejoicing--for it is the display of God’s power and glory. It is therefore vengeance upon the works of the Devil, and that will bring judgment to the disobedient, but rejoicing to the obedient. That is why we read, "Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: Behold. your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; he will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert." (Isaiah 35:4-6.) Vengeance? Yes, but to save, to heal, to revive. Again we read, "For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come," (Isa. 63:4.) Vengeance? Yes, but at the same time the "year of my redeemed!"

THE TWO WITNESSES

Such, then, is the ministry of this Moses-Elijah company, We are told that the "two witnesses" shall have the power "to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will." (Rev. 11:6.) "As often as they will."--for the simple reason that they have overcome, they abide in Christ, and their will is the very will of the Father manifested through them. They have the "mind of Christ," so that they minister judgments according to the Spirit of God. It is quite evident that this is the Moses-Elijah company from an examination of the judgments which they administer. Their power is the very same as that of Moses and Elijah: to turn water into blood, to smite the earth with all manner of plagues, and to shut up the heavens that it rain not. They have the fire of the Holy Ghost in their mouth, and that is their protection and power. They are sent forth into the earth to administer God’s power. If there is repentance, there is power to bless; if there is enmity, there is power to destroy. Says Paul, "To the one we are the savor of death unto death; and to the other the savor Of life unto life." (2 Cor. 2:16.) It is the ministry of Christ; but it is the fulness of Christ in His people, Remember what we observed about the number "two"--it signifies Christ in His fullness, in His Body, His people, His overcomers--this "perfect man" created "in Himself" (Eph. 2:15) John further identifies the two-witnesses by referring to a prophecy of Zechariah: "These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks, standing before the God of the earth." We mentioned these two olive trees in a previous chapter. In Zechariah we read, "What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof? Then said he, These are the two anointed ones (literally, ‘these are the two sons of oil’), that stand by the Lord of the whole earth." (Zech. 4:11,14.) These were the builders of the restored temple, to whom God said, "Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." these are the two "sons of oil," those who live, and move, and walk, and think, and speak, and work in the very realm of the Spirit of the Living God.

ELIJAH’S TWO-FOLD APPEARANCE

The Day of Vengeance, therefore, is to be a great day of restoration. But before there can be real and genuine restoration, there must be destruction: destruction to the works of the world, the flesh, and the Devil. And so there is Moses to destroy, and Elijah to restore. It is noteworthy that in the last chapter of the last book of the Old Testament we read these words: "Remember ye the law of Moses my servant . . . Behold. I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers . . ." (Mal. 4:4-6.) Of course, Christ did appear once, in one Man, in the flesh. And therefore we had a partial fulfillment of the Elijah ministry in one man, in the flesh: and that man was John the Baptist. Said Jesus, "Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed." (Mk. 9:13.) His ministry was to prepare the people for Christ’s Appearing. But a great secret in God’s counsels was this: Christ was to appear twice, first in Incarnation, and secondly at the ends of the ages. Now we are awaiting Christ’s second Appearing, this time in power and glory in the saints, in the fulness of His Body. And therefore we can expect not only an Elijah ministry, but the fulness of the Moses-Elijah ministry. Christ’s first Appearing was in the Head only, in one Man. Hence Elijah appeared in one man, even John the baptist--for his spirit and power rested upon him. Now Christ will appear in His Church the Body. Hence the Moses-Elijah company, the fulness of Christ in many.

TRANSFIGURATION GLORY

It is remarkable that the Lord’s declaration concerning the coming of Elijah followed immediately after the Transfiguration experience, when Moses and Elijah had appeared in glory on the mount. The Lord was "transfigured," we are told, and Moses and Elijah "appeared in glory" with him. (Lk. 9:31.) The Glory was Christ’s Glory, and He it was that was "transfigured," but these two men appeared in His Glory. And that, in fact, is exactly what is going to happen when Christ is manifested in the saints; the saints are to appear with Him in Glory! "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory." (Col. 3:4.) It is participation in the Transfiguration glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, just as Moses and Elijah appeared in His Transfiguration glory. The Scriptures teach that this Transfiguration is for us.

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed (transfigured) by the renewing of your mind . . ." (Rom. 12:2.)

"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed (transfigured) into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." (2 Cor. 3:18.)

The open face is the "unveiled" face. The reference is to the veil which Moses wore over his eyes to hide the glory from the sensitive eyes of the Israelites, when he came down from the mountain. But when he went in to speak to the Lord, he took the veil off. Paul, therefore, exhorts the Corinthians to take the veil off. This is the day and hour of God’s great Unveiling--even the Unveiling of the Sons of God! And as our eyes and hearts and minds become unveiled before God, we are going to be transfigured into the same image! These words are unmistakable in clearness. The same image! And this image is developed and manifested as we partake of His Transfiguration, with minds and hearts and eyes unveiled before the Spirit of God.

What Peter beheld, therefore, on the Mount of Transfiguration was a true picture of the "power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ" into the midst of His people in this great hour of His power and Kingdom. But it was just a picture; and when the real meaning of the scene is fully revealed to us by way of experience, it will far outshine any attempt to describe it. The best we can do now is to behold some of these truths as through a glass darkly. We have all puzzled over Peter’s strange suggestion: "Let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias." Apparently Peter was so caught away in the ecstasy of the Spirit that he thought they were observing the real Feast of Tabernacles; and his immediate suggestion, therefore, was to erect a little tabernacle or booth for each of them, as they were accustomed to do at this Feast. It certainly was a foretaste of the real Feast of Tabernacles, for which the saints are looking: but coming to himself Peter realized it was but a vision, and the hour of the Feast had not really arrived.

All the events that transpired at the Transfiguration scene are no doubt very significant, and at the same time largely hidden from our view. However as the Day of His Appearing draws nigh, and the scene is reproduced in its fulness in the Body of Christ, its Glory shall far transcend what happened on that occasion. Still it was a wonderful event, and Peter never forgot its glory. To him that was the real Coming (Parousia) and the real Power (Dunamis) of the Kingdom, "For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the Power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. but were eyewitnesses of His majesty . . ." (2 Pet. 1:16.) And he used the plural, we, because he was speaking for James and John as well. No wonder Peter, James, and John spoke much of the manifestation of Christ within His people, of the Day-star arising in their hearts, of abiding in Christ, of seeing Him as He is, and of being made exactly like him in the hour of His spiritual visitation in the hearts of His people. That is the hope of the Church. "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him-- for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure." (1 Jn. 3:2,3.) It is the Appearing of Christ within His people, and their, consequent transfiguration after His very likeness by beholding Him as He is: not by rapture, but by the spirit! ". . . transfigured into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." (2 Cor. 3:18.)

THE SECRET-CHRIST IN YOU

It is significant, therefore, that on the occasion of the Feast of Tabernacles the Lord went up to the Feast "not openly, but as it were in secret." For it is in this very manner that He shall first reveal Himself to the saints. Says Paul, "Even the mystery (secret) which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery (secret) among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." (Col. 1:26,27.) Wonderful secret! That Christ should visit the saints in the last great Feast, and minister His life "in secret" before He is openly manifested!

Christians think it a horrible thing that Christ’s second Coming should be spoken of in this manner. To so many, there is no real Coming of the Lord until He comes visibly, openly, and physically. Why is this? Because to them the only things that are real are the things that they can see. Whereas Paul declares that the things which are most real are eternal, invisible, and spiritual. "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." (2 Cor. 4:18.) When a Christian comes to that place where he really appreciates and understands and enjoys Spiritual things, then he can truly rejoice in the fact that Christ is coming back again to be manifested within.

Speaking of this glorious intimacy which He would have with His own, and which the world would not understand, we are told that "Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight." (Lk. 10:21.)

This does not seem good to orthodox religion; but it seemed good to the Father. Paul tells us that God "was pleased to make known" the glory of this mystery, this secret. For it is a secret that is shared by Christ and His intimate friends. "All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him." (Lk. 10:22.) Here is a knowledge of the Father and the Son such as no man can acquire except by revelation. Theology will unveil before the student all manner of facts relative to the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, But here is a knowledge which defies any attempt of man to unravel. It is a knowledge, not about God and about Christ and about doctrines, but it is a genuine knowledge of God and an intimate acquaintanceship with Him.

UNION WITH FATHER AND SON

In John 14 we have a beautiful description of Christ’s Coming unto His own by the Spirit. Let it apply to the rapture, or to Heaven, if you will, for it is our heavenly heritage, even the "heavenlies" that God has placed us in by His grace. But those who will reach out and appropriate this new life, and are initiated into this "secret" of which we have been speaking--theirs shall be the joy and delight of exploring the heavenlies long before they get there.

"Let not your heart be troubled," said Jesus, "Ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you." (Jn. 14:1,2.) Then after much perplexity on the part of His disciples, the Lord explained fully what He meant by Father’s house of "many mansions," and the place which He was going to prepare for them. First of all He shows that it is a spiritual place of union with the Father and the Son, a union so blessed and intimate that, if the Son whom they thought they knew was really apprehended and really known--then they would be in vital union with the Father also. "No man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should (would) have known my Father also . . ." In consequence of this glorious union, therefore, it would come to pass that the beloved disciples would do "greater works" than Christ Himself performed when on earth, because He was returning to the Father; and the vital power and life and union which was His with the Father would then be transmitted to the disciples, and it would become their heritage. So positive and so real and so genuine is this secret life in union with the Father and the Son that Jesus promised without any qualifications whatsoever, "if ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it." In our carnal minds we reason that God could not mean exactly that, because if He did, then men would be asking for all manner of earthly and selfish things, and God would be dishonored, and still duty-bound to grant the request. But the fact is this: Christ has made this promise only to such as know the "secret of the Lord," and are in vital union with the Father through Him. Such a man in such a spiritual condition could ask nothing except what would please the Father, and God would have to hear his prayer. In fact, the believer’s prayer would be the very prayer of the Spirit of God within him. For in this blessed condition we have "the mind of Christ," and we could only think and pray in the Spirit.

Then the matter is solved, for the Lord goes on to explain how all this shall come to pass. When He went away He would ask the Father to send the Holy Spirit to "abide" with them for ever. And it is this abiding experience in the Holy Spirit that constitutes this new life of which we speak. "I will not leave you comfortless (orphans)," said Jesus. "I will come to you." (Vs. 18.)

Jesus said, let us notice, "I will come"--and He was referring to the coming of the Holy Spirit in the fulness of His abiding presence. The Appearing of the Lord in secret in the hearts of His disciples! "Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more, but ye see me . . ." (Vs. 19.)

Notice this also: "Ye see me . . ." Let us remember, as we pointed out before, that the real things of God are not seen with the natural eye, but are seen by the eye of the Spirit. This Coming of the Lord, therefore, is genuine and real to those who can see Him after this manner: in fact, far more real than His physical and bodily appearance to the world. "Ye see me . . . " See Him not in the flesh, for henceforth we are to know no man after the flesh, not even Christ. (2 Cor. 5;16); but see him with the eyes of the Spirit, like Moses of old beholding Him "who is invisible," That Christ is not speaking here of a literal and physical appearance it is evident, for He says, "The world seeth me no more; but ye see me." And why? "Because I live, ye shall live also."

Then notice once again how vital and how glorious this union becomes when we enter into the fulness of this experience. "At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you." What day? The day of which He has been speaking all through this chapter, the day of this abiding experience in the Holy Spirit. "I am in my Father," He said. We cannot doubt that; we know that the Son is genuinely one with the Father, completely immersed in the celestial glory. But in the same breath He continues, "And ye in me, and I in you." Therefore, if the union of the Father and Son is genuine and exquisite and real and vital and powerful, then the union of the Son and the many brethren is to be just as real and just as glorious.

THE SECRET OF THIS MYSTERY

What is the secret of being initiated into this secret experience? It is very, very, simple; and therefore at the same time very difficult for man to appropriate: because he must simply cast away his life in the natural, that he might find it in the more abundant life of the Spirit. He must lose his life in order that he might find it. He must consecrate Himself absolutely and entirely unto the will of God. "If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and We will come unto him . . ." The Coming of the Father and the Son! "We will come . . ." A secret visitation of Christ in the hearts of His people. "And make our abode with him. . ."

MANY MANSIONS