THE BRANCH OF THE LORD
Recently the Father dropped a scripture into my spirit of great significance for this hour. And just three months ago, on Labor Day week-end He dropped another of like import into my spirit that was awesome to behold. This past week-end
"There shall come forth a Rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him." Isaiah 11:1,2.
As the Spirit began to illuminate this to my heart, it came to me where Jesus said: "I am the Vine, you are the branches: he that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing." Jn.15:5.
The "Rod out of the stem of Jesse" is the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesse was the father of David, who became king of
Of Jesus kingship and authority it is written: "The sceptre shall not depart from
And Jesus sent His messenger to testify to the churches of Himself: "I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning Star." Rev.22:16.
Not only is Jesus the root of David, He is also the offspring of David. He is also our root, and our Source and life. We can not bear fruit apart from Him. It is through the Lord that we can do all things.
You are one because Christ is One, yet many members. For the body is not one member but many. Because He is the Head and body, if we listen to the Head we will also hear the body. Christ exists in the Father, and we, His body are "the habitation of God through the Spirit."Eph.2: 22.
Then Paul by the great revelation given him by the Lord said, "According as He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love." Eph.1:4.
Chosen in Christ before the world to be holy and without blame before Him in love. Man may not think that you are without blame. But you are without blame before Him, holy and without blame. That is not mans talk, it is God’s talk. It is so because of Jesus. He was the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." Rev.13:8. God prepared the cure before He brought on the pain of mans fall. If He had not foreseen a glorious end, He would not have dared create. Our glorious Father was like the man that Jesus spoke of as intending to build a tower, and sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he has sufficient to finish it. Luke 14:28-30. Our Father is a wise Master Builder Who has counted the cost, and is prepared for a glorious finish. "You are complete in Him, which is the Head of all authority and power."Col.2:10.
Jesus had in mind our union with Him as He prayed, The glory which thou gavest me I have given them, that they may be one...I in them, and thou in me, that they may be with me where I am; that they
may behold my glory...that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them." Jn.17:22-26.
Before He prayed these words, He said, "And now I am no longer in the world, and I come to thee Holy Father..." verse 11. Jesus was clearly saying, "Father, I am ascending to your bosom (throne), and I am taking those whom you have given me, that they may be with me also, for in your foreknowledge you have ordained that my body return with me through the cross, and the tomb, and ascend with me to you, from where I left when I took upon myself the flesh of humanity."
We are partakers here and now of the riches Jesus has wrought for us in redemption. Is your spirit tired of living in poverty. His spiritual wealth abounds much "much more" than is taught by todays theologians of christendom. We have life and an inheritance now. Eph.1:11.
"We have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace; He has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; making known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He has purposed in Himself." Eph. 1: 8,9.
Are you weary of barrenness of trying to live for God? He would have you charged with the life of His Spirit, partaking of His divine fullness, and bursting forth in rivers of the water of life. Even flowing out to a dead world of mankind, being healing for the nations. Rev.22:2.
The primitive church super abounded in the life of the Spirit and power of Jesus Christ while the truth was proclaimed unvarnished. But just within the ten years between 120-130 AD (That is as near as history can determine the time), the church being just about 100 years old, heard for the first time the teaching of "eternal torment" for all unsaved people. This teaching was not known during the early church’s ministry of the apostles of the Lamb. The Lord nor His chosen disciples never taught this unconscionable doctrine. There was certain men at the close of the apostolic age, who were called "church fathers" that labored strenuously to make this an established dogma of the Catholic Church. Many of the church fathers who were learned Greek scholars of that day stood against the intrusion of that heresy; and Origen was foremost of the Greek scholars who withstood this apostate teaching.
For just 400 years the matter was a subject of debate, until the 11 Counsel of
For about 1260 years darkness covered the earth and gross darkness the people. The "Sun of Righteousness" began to arise in the Reformers, saying "Arise, shine for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee...The nations shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising." Isaiah 60: 1-3.
Jesus and the writers of the New Testament predicted apostasy, and it came as said. And reformation is still on, with Sun beams from the Sun of Righteousness in our hearts for the healing of the nations. Progress seems to have been slow, yet in Father’s perfect timing. Much more is in store for old mother earth’s inhabitants than ever realized in her past, or the people’s. Earth will be restored to her pristine youthfulness and glory. For all that the fall of the human creature laid on her shall be lifted by the sons of the Most High (El elyon).
"The creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption (decay in death) into the glorious liberty of the children of God." Rom. . (This specifically speaks of humanity, but the implication means all creation).
Oh, how man has distorted Father’s purposes and taken to self His glory and power. As we observe the ages pass, and mighty empires rage against the Lord and His anointed, and watch them ebb away. Their tombstones mark their muteness, while the Lord and His Christ as a Stone cut out of the mountain without hands, bid all nations stand in awe. No decrease is Thine, you are the increasing Stone, "cut out of the mountain," a kingdom without end. Dan.2:44,45. Never to decay as the shifting sands of yesterday’s kings, and their dominions. Praises be forever to the Prince of Peace, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, all nations and their inhabitants shall bow to thee, and confess that you are Lord to the glory of the Father. Aman. Phil.2:9-11.
Jesus said to the proud traditional believers of His day: "Moses wrote of me, and you believe him not." Do you believe that Moses wrote also of you? Gen. 3:15, 12:3, De.18:18, Gal.3:16, Dan. 7. David wrote of you, and the prophets, and also the apostles of the Lamb wrote of you, His body. In the Psalms you hear Christ the Head speaking, and also His body. We hear the One speaking in the all, and the all speaking in the One. Christ is One in all, and all are one in Him Who is One.
"When He cometh into the world, He saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst not, but a body hast thou prepared me,...Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will O God." Heb.10:5,7.
"Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart." Ps.40:6-8.
"Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire." David that could get you stoned if you lived in Jesus, or Paul’s day. Moses by inspiration gave the law of sacrifices, and you are doing away with them. This is contrary to the law of Moses. But David knew the word of God within. He said, "Mine ears hast thou opened, burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required...I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy word is in my heart."
"Mine ears hast thou opened." Beloved, blessed are those whose ears the Father has opened. You can feel the Father’s heart beat. You say with David, "I delight to do thy will, O my God, yea thy law is within my heart." Jesus said, "He that hath an ear to hear, let him hear." He is fine tuning our ears to hear Him in this hour. There are many who are not hearing (there is a famine for the hearing of the word, as Hosea said). The Father is separating, and will separate those who are indifferent to whether they have fellowship with you or not. He wants those who are intensely desiring truth, who intensely and unselfishly deny themselves for Christ, and follow Him.
The revelation of Christ is within, in you. Since His coming on the day of Pentecost, His judgments are within, what you sow, you reap. Don’t look outward for the things of God. God is Spirit, we must worship Him in spirit and in truth. We proclaim Him as Spirit, as Truth. The truth is not out there, up there, or over there, it is within you and
"Mine ears hast thou opened." Beloved, better to have your ears opened to the Father and His Son than to memorize the bible from Genesis to Revelation. You may know the book of God, but if you know not the books Author, nothing is accomplished in your life but the knowledge of a meat head, carnality. That is the case of the Fundamentals and Conservatives, and many others. Just knowing about God, and able to quote scripture breeds a modern Pharisee.
The Rapture as an external event, denies Christ coming in you
"A body hast thou prepared me." This is the "firstborn Son" speaking to the Father. In the scriptures the Son speaks to the Father, and the Father speaks to the Son, as we will see as we progress in this series. And "His fellows," brethren, speaks to the Father today, and the Father speaks to His current sons to. Paul says, "You are the body of Christ, and members in particular...The body is not one member but many...For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ...18.But now God has set the members every one of them in the body, as it has pleased Him." 1 Cor. 12: 27, 14, 12, (not quoted in chronological order).
This is the body of the Anointed whereof we quote, and of which we speak. This "Body of the Anointed is in preparation for the manifestation of the sons of God. "God has tempered the body together." 1 Cor.12: 24.
"Tempered the body together." This word tempered has many connotations. From its Greek counterpart comes "joint heirs," "in company with," "fellow countryman, cousin, kin, sit down together, seat oneself in company with," "enroll among," "participant in common, fellow," "commingle, combine, assimilate, mix with," "denoting union, with or together, companionship, resemblance, with similar applications, including completeness," and some more. "A body hast Thou (O God) prepared me."
God has tempered you in union together with this body of the Anointed, and what God has put together, no man or devil can put asunder. We had a small gathering here
Beloved, Jesus is the Pattern Son, and every piece of the universe that our Father has created matters somehow, even the tiniest snow crystal. I have a place in the Pattern, and so do you. We are brought by His Spirit where the light always shines-for the Lord’s coming is "in you," it is God Almighty and the Lamb shining within.
You are a "body prepared" for Him. The Father has prepared this body. "In the volume of the book it is written of me,
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart."
We can not do the Father’s will unless His law is written in our heart, let alone delight in it. It is ludicrous to even try doing His will. Jesus said, "My meat is to do the will of Him who sent me." People are out trying to do work for God, when they don’t know God. As long as one identifies with the old self, he separates himself from Christ. John said, "As He is, so are we in this present world." As long as you say, "There He is, and here I am," you continue to separate you and Him.
When we walk in the works of Jesus-doing His works, not religious works, the world will come to our gatherings desiring to see the Lord there, for they have seen Him in us. The Lord’s Christ comes in the divine right of the signature, title, signet, character, nature of their Father God. Just as their "Near Kinsman," Elder Brother, and Redeemer, Jesus. They are invested with His inborn title, they speak as He. His authority is bestowed upon them. "And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him." In all the fullness of the "seven spirits of God." "The spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of the eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins." Isaiah 11:2-5.
This is the race of god-men who have not descended out of Adam, but from out of God the Father. The meekest of any people ever, and the humblest of men. Their meat is to be the will of the Father, and accomplish His calling in their lives, expressing the Father, not even considering themselves to be a vessel between The Father and men. All the fleshly attributes of the "old man" has been vanquished within the Lord’s Christ. God has bidden these sons of His to "Enter into my sanctuary, and...come near to my table, to minister unto me...and keep my charge..."
A spiritual revolution follows on this many membered man’s heels, just as it did on the heels of Jesus, Peter and John, and Paul. The hard boiled religious system will want them stamped out from the earth. But they can’t be stopped, neither deterred. The Lord’s anointed will bring to pass the saying: "He
that sat upon the throne (in mens hearts) said, "Behold, I make all things new." Rev. 21:5.
"In that day shall the Branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for the escaping of
This one whom the prophet speaks of as the Branch of the Lord has been to the Potter’s House for shaping, molding, and making. They are stripped of all the nature of the "old man and his deeds." There is left no stain of the old race left in them. A spiritual race, even the descendants of the Father Himself. Adam and Eve is not their parents. This race of beings, the "Lord’s Christ" did not start in the Garden of Eden.
Those born of the "last Adam" bears the "fruit of the Spirit." "The first man, Adam, was made a living soul; the last Adam, was made a life giving Spirit."
You are no longer a flesh person, but spirit, and are "beautiful and glorious" within. The "fruit of the earth" is become "excellent and comely" for the escaping of
"We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory." 1 Cor.2:7.
In this wisdom of God He gives us an inner seeing to detect iniquity in some, the hidden lawless, latent things that people conceal within. Yet the Spirit of the Lord rests upon the Lord’s anointed, and "he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth (earthly wisdom and her precepts) with the rod of his mouth (sword of the Spirit), and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked (bring to naught the wickedness in men). And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins." Isaiah 11: 4,5.
When Jesus walked the earth in His three and a half year ministry, He was the Anointed One. But then on the "Day of Pentecost" He became the "Anointing." We are now the "Lord’s Christ," which is "The Lord’s anointed." We are to know Him as "Anointing." 11 Cor.5:16. And we are to know no man after the flesh. "Christ is the power of God, and the wisdom of God." 1 cor.1:24. "The anointing is the power of God, and the wisdom of God."
Do you want the "power of God, and the wisdom of God"? It is simple when seen in the Spirit. The Lord’s anointed is His wisdom and power in this New Day, and the Lord’s anointed is a body of many members. The Lord spoke to me one day saying: "I am in my members, walking in the earth." We are birthed of the divine Seed of the Father in us. That Seed is a perfect specimen-Who is the perfect likeness of the Father who created all things by Jesus Christ, to Whom be glory forever.
The ultimate perfection of mans personality and spirit being pervaded the early church. But after
The central thing is the aroma of the words which Christ speaks, and the charisma of His moral presence, and the depth of life coming out of His Being. "He spake as never man spake." And He still does. We are struck with the utter newness of what He is saying in the anointing. They "were astonished at His teaching: for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes."
This word is an unfolding of God in you. "I have many things to say unto you, but ye can not bear them now." The Father is saying many things to each of us now as we are able to hear and bear them, and respond. These writing do not come to you with any air of finality in the meaning of God’s word. Our intention is the enlarging of ones view of the enlarging Christ, and the unfolding of the inexhaustible marvel of the Father within. Christ Jesus is Father’s final yet unfolding Word. And He is restoring our spiritual faculties.
Beloved, we are the embodiment of the word which we speak (if not we better give it up, or make a wreck of it as in the past), this is the living word-the Christ-anointing which we are and which we speak. No more dual minded, "no longer I but Christ." The absolute order and the absolute Person of Christ is come together in us forming a single body, the body of the Lord-the Lord’s Anointed.
The whole universe is looking for a Word, the absolute Word which becomes the ultimate concept. Which word is "The Good News of the
Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if anyone will open the door, I will come in and will feast with him, and he with me." He meant that a major Word was knocking at your heart’s door, wishing to come inside, and commune with you, fellowship with you. That major word and anointing is knocking at doors of hearts today, saying: "If any man will open your heart, I will come into you, and will dine with you, and you with me." Rev. 3:20.
Beloved, these writings are just elementary steps in acquainting yourself with the Father. Since He is vastly incomprehensible, without bounds, He will Himself show us new methods to fellowship in Him as we are rising, with His unfolding clouds. We no longer have to sit or dangle in unresponsive solitude. Some are still waiting for the power to overcome. But those who walk with the Father are simply given His spiritual treasures now.
We are now the Lord’s Anointed, and new priorities are essential now. The appearing of the Lord is in the present tense all the way now, and is greater than reading about it in the bible. The Father is speaking to us to arise with Him in the invisible realms of the Spirit where, "eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man the things that God has prepared for those that love him."
In Spirit Father’s interactive amplification swallows us up whole, without limit. It is boundless, even inexhaustible. This is the glory of the Lord of hosts, and we are included. All who experience this depth and enfoldingness in Him will never be satisfied with mere church going as the solution. The grand presence of the Father includes the presence’s of the Son, the angelic host, the troops of the resurrected ones, and the "seven spirits around the throne." This moving is advancing, without bounds and is dynamic. All non-light is to be destroyed in the brightness of this ongoing appearing, for this is the Lord’s Day, and the Lord and His Christ is at hand. Rev.11:15, Psalm 2: 6-8.
This vast appearing includes all the heavenly beings clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. "He is made unto us, wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption." And, "We are the righteousness of God IN Christ Jesus." Leap for joy. Halleluyah.
As the Lord’s anointed arises, the present generation of destructive critics of holy Scripture will soon disappear in the exegetical and theological limbo in which their predecessors are now hidden and forgotten. The arising of this many membered Son will be charged with resurrection life, for all life is multiplied by impartation; and is dwarfed by being witheld. The unselfishness of the Father will never cease to be. Should He cease to give-He would cease to be God. The
God is revealing Himself. The Eternal has/and is speaking. Deity has and is now clothing Himself in humanity. The living God is making Himself known to living men. The miracle of resurrection life is attendant the utterance of His voice. "The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live." Jn.5:25. I was dead in sin, but when I heard His voice, I arose from the dead state that I was in. That is resurrection from the dead.
God can not conceal Himself and remain God. He has stamped the cross of
We are in the days of the seventh angel sounding. Nations of this world are arising from sleep, as they hear the "seventh angel." There is a stirring among God’s people as they hear His voice proclaiming His majesty and grandeur that He is sharing with His sons. "Great voices in heaven"?? Yes, this is in heaven, even as we walk on terra firma.
We know that Jesus is "Our Lord, but what about "His Christ"? Who is He?? Well, "He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit." 1 Cor. 6:17. The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our Lord (Jesus), and His Anointed," the "many sons" whom He brings to glory.
In this day of the revelation of the Father, He is drawing back the veil which has concealed Him from men. Our deepest needs today, as has always been of men, a crying out for light from God. The Seed of God birthed us into a higher order than the angels. We are sons, and next of kin to the Godhead, making you Royalty, and Father is requiring of us a closer relationship with Him, and with His armies of the heavenly spheres. And you being of this order of His "fellows," have no condemnation, retaliation, or prejudice to any. We are stripped of all these as we enter into His rest.
We live in a barbaric civilization and are compelled to plant the cross of Christ in the midst thereof. The world order is in the midst of rapid decay, even on the verge of collapse, yet we are seeing the
"O daughter of Babylon, who shall be wasted; happy shall he be, that recompenses you your deed which you did to us.
Happy shall he be that takes and dashes your little ones against the Rock." Ps. 137:8,9.
O daughter of
"Happy is he that recompenses to you your deeds which you did to us." AS you held those in slavery to your false creeds, you shall be wasted of all your inhabitants, and they shall go free to cling to the Rock of their salvation. You have held them in bondage for fear of hell fire and brimstone, but this doctrine shall be dashed against the Rock of Truth, and ground to powder, for it shall not stand in face of absolute Spirit and Truth. I have a big, big family and you have divided it into thousands of factions, but I am sending my messengers to gather them into "One Fold." For "There is One Fold, and One Shepherd. Yet I have many shepherds in my fold, for did I not say, "He that entereth in by the Door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the Doorkeeper (Holy Spirit) openeth; and the sheep hear his (under -shepherds) voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leads them out.
And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow." Jn. 10:2-5.
Then He said: "I Am the Door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture...I Am he Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep...I Am the Good Shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine." Jn. 10:9, 11, 14.
Did you see how Jesus worded that? He said in verse 7, & 9, "I Am the Door." In verse 2, He says, "He that enters in by the Door is the shepherd of the sheep". Here He is speaking of His under-shepherds, for they must enter into the Door just like everyone else. "To him (the under-shepherd) the Doorkeeper--Porter--Holy Spirit) openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth them by name."
Jesus is the "Chief Shepherd," and "when the Chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fades not away." 1 Pet. 5:4.
The True Shepherd now appears that we may show His life, His love, His compassion, forgiveness, and reconciliation to all men. All chosen of the Father, for the high calling of the Lord’s Anointed are coming to a greater grip of a world vision of salvation for all. 1 tim.2:1-6, 1 Cor.
Religious frivolity is losing ground among those finding Father’s
The Lord’s anointed are not emitting earth shine any longer, but celestial luminosity that is adequate to appear with voices, lightning’s and thunderings about Father’s astronomical throne. And these are become an oasis to all coming out of the deserts of