Just knowing the scriptures does not mean that one has a revelation. And as Paul said, "Ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." 11 Tim. 3:7. And masses of people have learned the scripture, but have no revelation, making it dead and void. Many are looking for one spectacular event to happen. An event that can be seen with their natural eyes. But Jesus said that the kingdom comes not with observation.
This is why we need to stop for a moment to think about "THE DAY OF THE LORD." The bible speaks much about the Day of the Lord. Jesus spoke of it, Paul spoke of it, John spoke of it, and the prophets of old spoke about it too. Because God is Spirit we must come to terms of scripture being seen and interpreted in spirit and truth. Jesus spoke of natural things but did not mean them to be taken in a natural understanding, He meant them to be interpreted spiritually. When He spoke of Himself as being the "Bread that came down from heaven," it is a hard saying for carnal men. When Jesus said, "You are the salt of the earth," we know that He wanted us to understand that spiritually. And He said, "You are the light of the world." Surely no one would interpret that naturally. When Jesus said, "The words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life." Could it be that everything that He said was and allegory or parable trying to get us to understand the spiritual things of God?
The 24th chapter of Matthew is one of the most talked about in the bible at this particular epoch in the history of the church. For people are looking for a physical, carnal event to happen. "For as lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall the coming of the Son of man be." verse 27.
Here Jesus was talking about the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem. No t the end of the world. In the 3rd verse we read: "And as He sat upon the mount of olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be. And what shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world (age)."
The word "coming" should be interpreted PRESENCE, so that we could understand it as His appearing. Looking at the word "world," it does not mean the earth . It is the word "eon" or "aion" meaning "age". What age did Jesus come to do away with? He came to do away with the age of the Jew, and to fulfill the age of the law. He came to usher in the age of the kingdom of God. They did not understand this in the natural. Only spirit man can understand this. Today it is the same.
Someone would say now-God has never done away with the Jew. No, of course, H e has not done away with the Jew; but, if you read in Isaiah you find that God divorced that nation of the Old Covenant and brought in a New Covenant which is made up of Greeks and Jews, male and females, bond and free. God does not look upon one nation, He has no political national ties as His own. Matt. 21:43. Also: Ps.24:1, "The earth is the Lord and the fulness there of; the world, and they that dwell therein." God looks upon the entire race of mankind that received His Covenant in Jesus Christ, and the promises of God. If you will read the history of the nation of Israel and the city of Jerusalem, you will find out that it happened exactly as Jesus said. In the year 70 A.D. history shows that Jerusalem was overthrown by Titus the Roman general and his army.
Now when Jesus said, "As lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall the coming of the Son of man be." vs-27. He comes as lightning. In the book of Revelation He says: "Behold He cometh quickly" or with light or as lightning.
What does lightning do? It brightens the dark places. What is light? The light in Genesis 1:3. "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light . And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And the evening and the morning were the first day."
This was not the sun, moon and stars. This was not a creation of the sun that gives light---that gives us our day time here on earth. This was a different kind of light that God created. For God did not create the sun until the fourth day or till the 14th verse of Genesis one. God was talking of a spiritual day. God called the light "Day." Remember Jesus saying, "As the lightning shineth from the east to the west so shall the coming of the Son o f man be?" He was speaking spiritually of His Day, His shining, or His appearing. He spoke of when He would appear to His disciples in John 14. "I will not leave you comfortless, I will come unto you." When God appears in our lives He appears within our hearts in spirit form. In Matthew 24:36, "Bu t of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only."
Here the Jews were listening to Him speak of the Day of the Lord. Why did Jesus say this? Is there a day or hour as we know days and hours? Why would He say that if He was speaking spiritually? These Jews had to have days for their feast days, feast of trumpets, feast of Passover, feast of Tabernacles , atonement. They wanted the very hour for everything. The hour of the high priest to go into the holy of holies, the hour when the Sabbath would begin. They lived and thought of natural days.
Yet while Jesus was talking of the Day of the Lord, those Jews, who observed holidays said, "Now Lord, when should we observe this day? What day of the calendar would this day be? Jesus said, "But of day (speaking of the day of the Lord) and hour knoweth no man."
So the Day of the Lord is not a time you can put on the calendar. "No not th e angels of heaven" because the Day of the Lord speaks of the redemption of th e Lord and Him appearing in our lives and the angels know nothing about that. They do not know what it is to be redeemed. Neither do they know what it is to have a relationship with God as man does.
Then Jesus next words were, "But my Father only." This is to be understood a s the highest realm there is in God. The Jews understood a father and son relationship. Jesus was born in the flesh-was a man of flesh, and when the Holy Spirit came upon and within Him at the baptism of John, He was a manifestation of God living in the flesh. That is why He was Christ Jesus-th e word Christ being interpreted Anointed or Holy Spirit, because it was Christ that was Jesus.
Paul never did say, "Jesus in us." But he did say, "Christ (anointing) in yo u the hope of glory." Col.1:27. But look, He said, "My Father only." He said no man knows the day of the hour, nor the angels. Only my Father-Who is the Highest. When you come to that point, you will know that Day, you will know that hour. It is a relationship with Father that no man knows. It was Paul third heaven consciousness, "which it is not lawful (possible) for a man to utter." Are you trying to look at it as a calendar event? The Day of the Lord that Jesus told them of is not a calendar event. It is not a specific time on the face of a clock or watch. It is the Spirit Day-it is the Father. Paul did not refer to the Day of the Lord as the Father consciousness. He described it as the third heaven or Paradise.
John in Revelation called it the Lord Day, or Spirit. Jesus called it Father because everything came out of the highest Power of God or Father, including Jesus who plainly said He came out of His Father and must go to the Father. Remember Jesus describing His appearing as the "lightning shines from the east to the west"? When lightning shines, there is no darkness. The darkness has vanished away. Jesus was speaking precious anointed words of life and the beautiful spiritual effect they have is to bring us to higher light consciousness. Jesus was speaking of a spiritual Day. In the book of Galatians Paul was trying to get them to understand their sonship to God the Father. They didn't get totally what he was saying. In Gal. 4: 8, 9, "Howbeit then when ye knew not God, ye did service to them which by nature are no gods. But now that after that you have known God or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to weak and beggarly elements whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage. verse 10, Ye observe days and months and times and years. I a m afraid for you lest I have bestowed labor upon you in vain."
The Galatians had the same problems that Jews and people of today have, putting a natural interpretation on the things of God. I can see that is what is happening in the church world today. People are observing days, times, months, years and horoscopes.
Under the New Covenant, God does not do things according to the calendar of according to the rotation of the earth on its axis or causing the sunlight t o go around the earth. God does things by the Spirit. God does not observe 40 year periods, 40 day periods, 40 month periods any longer. Under the Old Covenant, He surely did. Now we come unto a New Covenant when God doe s things in the Spirit. For some this is very difficult, but we are speaking o f the Day of the Lord before going on the the "Day of the Vengeance of our God ."
What is the Day of the Lord? It is the lightning shining from east to the west, so shall the coming of the Son of man be. Then when lightning is shown it is shown in the darkness and God called the light "Day" and He called the "darkness" night.
Col. 1: 12,13, "Giving thanks to the Father, which has made us meet (qualified us, or made us competent) to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in LIGHT." Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son."
When Jesus was speaking of the Day of the Lord, He was speaking of people coming out of darkness into the light of God. When Adam fell it was from a light body. Adam fell from light into the flesh body of darkness. Now throug h Christ we are entering back into light.
Let us continue with some more scripture, and one very familiar to most. 1 Thess. 4: 13, 14, "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that you sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even to them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him."
Here He is not talking about natural things, he is not talking about cemetaries. He is talking to believers about those who have passed on into the invisible, even the Old Testament patriarchs too; how they were going to come into this glorious light of salvation when they lived in a time when there was no atonement. He is saying that you don't have to worry about the saints of yesteryear. If you believe that Jesus died and rose again, they that sleep, or slept in Jesus have also risen in Jesus Christ. You see, when Christ died, He went into death or Hades and brought the ones who were in "prison." 1 Pet. 3: 19, 20, 4:6. He preached the gospel to those of olden times who were great sinners, and "led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men, yea for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them." Psalm 68:18, Eph. 4: 8.
THE DAY OF THE VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD
The Day of The Vengeance of our God Listen to Paul: "For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming (presence) of the Lord shall not prevent (precede) them which are asleep. For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." Paul is basically saying here that those who went before rose first. Now we that are alive and remain, we are caught up with them in the same place in the Spiritunder the New Covenant. He is trying to tell them that there is a great "catching up." He said we shall be caught up together with them in the "clouds."
Here Paul is not talking about natural clouds hovering over the earth. Even as the mount of transfiguration when a cloud appeared, it meant something spiritual. In the 11th chapter of Hebrews, he mentions the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses and many others of great faith in God under the Old Covenant. Then opens the 12th chapter saying:
"Wherefore seeing we are also compassed about with so great cloud of witnesses..." He was not talking about rain clouds that flow over the earth. He was talking of spiritual clouds, the clouds of witnesses. Remember Jesus ascending in Acts one, and the bible said a "cloud received Him out of their sight." Could it be the same cloud of witnesses spoken of in Hebrews 12, or the same cloud that Jesus and the disciples went to on the mount of transfiguration? Or could it be the cloud mentioned in Revelation 1, "Behold He cometh with clouds, and every eye shall see Him..." Spiritual we are "caught up together in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air." The word "air" does not mean sky.
It is the same word used for breath, wind, life, or spirit. We are caught up together with them in the spirit. I believe this is getting more and more exciting all the time, for our Father is bringing new life to us. I read once of an old Jewish custom where it was important that when a bridegroom (or man) would become engaged to a woman, he would leave her for a season. Then when he returned, he would return with a shout. "The bridegroom cometh," he would shout.
Then the bride to be would know that her bridegroom was on his way. Now, it was an old reference that the bridegroom came as a thief in the night. What did he come as a thief for? He came as a theif to steal away that woman from her natural parents so that they two, the bride and the bridegroom could be made one. He came to steal her away.
Now doesn’t Christ come to steal us away from the carnal realm of this world? Though our feet walk on terra firma, yet in Christ we are living in the spirit realm. Jesus told the parable of the ten virgins. Five were wise, five were foolish. Yet they were all pure. The problem was that none of them knew when the bridegroom was coming. But if they had known Jewish custom, the bridegroom always came at midnight.
And why did he come at midnight? It tells how beautifully Christ comes into our lives. There is something different about midnight. Midnight is neither P.M. Nor is it A.M. Midnight is just midnight. It is not yesterday, nor is it tomorrow. That is why the experience we have with our Father is not something that happened back in the past and it is not something that is getting ready to happen in the future. Midnight is that space between two days. The Old and the New. But it is the beginning of a brand new Day, the Day of the Lord.
Let us see how interested Paul was about this subject of the Day of the Lord. "But ye brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor darkness." 1 Thess. 5:4,5. Notice, we are not in darknessthat that day should overtake youyou are not without God. You are in the day time-light consciousness. You are the children of the light. Sons of light in a darkened world. We are sons of light in the Day of the Lord. are not of the night nor darkness. We can rejoice in this. To see that the Day of theLord comes as a thief in the night, it takes us out of night time and brings us into light. Darkness is of time, light is eternal. We are talking about sun, moon and stars. Christ shines in our life as the lightning shines from the east to the west, so shall the coming of the Son of man be. He shines in us and we begin to see those things which were darkness, and they are made manifest to us.
"And the city (New Jerusalem which we redeemed are) had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it, for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it, and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by Day: For there shall be NO NIGHT THERE." Rev. 21:23-25.
Beloved, that speaks of the Lord’s Day-Day of the Lord, for He is the light, and in us there is no night. We have no need of the sun and the moon. We are now clothed in the illuminate light of the Father and the Lamb. He is our New Day garment of brightness, that no mere man can approach unto. 1 Tim. 6:16. The Day of the Lord is not a time slot, it is not a date on the calendar, nor anything that you can read on anybody’s "time chart." Those will mislead you, for they put everything into the past and future. Christ and the Father is light today. "Today id the day of salvation, now is the accepted time."
The day of vengeance speaks of vengeance as enlightenment, not darkness. what most declare as vengeance, it would be a dark day. But it is the vindication of the Father’s promises unto His people. It is inner radiation of the Father radiating out through His messengers, bringing illumination of "word and spirit".
"I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God." Rev. 15:1. "And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. And one of the four living creatures gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever." And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, God your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth." Rev. ‘16:1.
These angel messengers are "clothed in pure white linen" and are living, completed ( seven) messengers of god. Rev. 19:8. They were "girded about the breasts with golden girdles," or girded with divinity. We see that the vials ( bowls) are also "golden" having God’s nature and character. Golden girdle about the breast bespeaks the substance and essence of El Shaddi the "breasted One" who revealed Himself to Abraham. Acts 7:2, Gen. 17:1. He is the One Who nurtures and sustains His chosen. These messengers impart the same. There is the life substance of Deity from the seven (completed) messengers, they have the "full counsel of God." These are Truthsayers, not doomsayers. Men and women "as Christ Jesus" (Gal.4:14) are coming into possession of mount Zion as David did. 2 Samuel 5: 6-8, "The king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants...which said to David, Except you take away the BLIND and the LAME, you shall not come in here: thinking, David cannot come in here.
Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion: the same is the city of David. And David said that day, Whoever goes up to the water shaft (water tunnel), and smites the Jebusites, and the Lame and the BLIND, that are detested of David’s soul, he shall be cheif captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house." So except you "smite the blind and the lame" inhabitants of Jerusalem (God’s spiritually blind and lame), how can you completely possess the Jerusalem and Zion, the city of the great King? As David hated (detested) lameness, and blindness, so are we to. And we smite it where ever the Lord leads us to such conditions, but with His "word and spirit." It was not the people that he hated, it was the condition.
The "blind and lame" are those who cannot see the revelation of of our God today, and can’t walk out His word, His gospel, keeping its precepts. So Father is moving to replace the "lame and the blind" from the "high places" of teaching His people error. As illumination comes through "spirit and word" people are delivered fro darkness into the light of Christ Jesus and His great kingdom.
The Father’s dealings are in mercy, and those who represent Him also will be tender and merciful. "Mercy triumphs over judgment." James 2:13. The resurrected Lord dwells within, making you a witness of His resurrection and ascension. And you in Him become what he is to multitudes. The Lord’s body is become the continuation of Himself in the earth. The revelation of Christ is giving spirit to king as well as ditch digger, it is bringing them all to the same level in the Father’s economy in spirit. This message is penetrating desert and jungle, islands and nations. The shed blood of its martyrs cannot turn it. Ridicule is fading before its face. It will ignore the sword and authorities that martyr its elete messengers. The divine truth of its message and anointing is doing a marvelous work of transformation on great and small. And the old paths of the wilderness are done away. "You shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of paths to dwell in." Isaiah 58:12.
DAY OF THE VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD
Beloved, let us see how interested Paul was about this subject of the Day of the Lord. "But you brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. You are the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness." 1 Thess.5:4, 5.
Notice, we are not in darkness--that that day should overtake you--you are not without God the Father. You are in the day time - Light consciousness! You are the children of the light, sons of light in a darkened world. We are sons of light in the day of the Lord. We can rejoice in this, that we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
To see that the day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night, it takes us out of the night time and brings us into day light. Darkness is of time, light is eternal. We are not talking about sun, moon and stars. Christ shines in our life as the lightning shines from the east unto the west, so shall the coming of the Son of man be. He shines in us and we begin to see those things which were in darkness, now they are made manifest to us.
"And the city (New Jerusalem which we the redeemed are) had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it, for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it; and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by DAY: for there shall be no night there." Rev. 21:23-25. Beloved, that speaks of the Lord's day-Day of the Lord, for He is the light, and in us there is "no night." We "have no need of the sun and the moon."
"His servants shall serve him: and they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever." Rev. 22:3-5. Here it is no longer they that live, but Him. didn't Jesus say, "He that loses his life (soul life) for my sake shall find it?" Matt. 10:39.
It is no longer them but Him, even as Paul, their old identity has vanished. Gal.2:20. And they are clothed in the light of the illuminate Father and lamb. He is our New Day garment of brightness, that no mere man can approach unto. 1 Tim. 6:16. The day of the Lord is not a time slot. It is not a date on the calendar, or anything you can read on anybody's "time chart." They will mislead people, for they have put everything into the past or the future. When Christ and Father is LIGHT TODAY. "Today is the day of salvation, now is the accepted time."
The day of the vengeance of our God.
The day of vengeance speaks of enlightenment, not darkness. if it was what most declare as vengeance, it would be a dark day. Many are seeing great darkness, but I am seeing great light. the day of the vengeance of our God is: The vindication of the Father's promises unto His people. It is the inner radiation of the Father radiating out through His messengers, bringing illumination of the "word and spirit" that has through the beast nature in man,
lain as "dead in the street of the great city, which is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified." Rev.11:7. Do you believe that our Lord has been crucified by devilish doctrines of men, and the divisions of Christianity, and that, since His death at Calvary?
"I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God." Rev.15:1. "And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven last plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
And one of the four living creatures gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials (bowls) full of the wrath of God, who lives for ever." Rev.15:6, 7. "And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials (bowls) of the wrath of God upon the earth." Rev.16:1.
Now, beloved, this is being fulfilled within you and I today, and in the body of Christ everywhere by revelation light. We are all dispenser's of the great truth that Christ is. These angel messengers are clothed in"pure white linen" and are living, completed (seven) messengers of God. Rev. 19:8. They are girded about the breasts with golden girdles, or girded with divinity. We see the vials are also golden, or having God's nature and character. Golden girdle about the breast bespeaks the substance and essence of El Shaddi the "breasted One" Who revealed Himself to Abraham. Gen.17:1, Acts 7:2. He is the One who nurtures and sustains His chosen from within. These messengers dispense the same from the heavens within them. There is life substance of Deity from the seven (completed) messengers, they have the "full counsel of God." They are Truthsayers, not doomsayers.
Women and men "as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus" Gal.4:14 are coming into possession of Mount Zion as David and his men did. 2 Sam.5: 6-8, "The king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants...which said to David, Except you take away the blind and the lame, you shall not come in here: thinking, David cannot come in here. Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion: the same is the city of David. And David said that day, Whoever goes up to the water shaft (water tunnel), and smites the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, that are hated of David's soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house."
So except we "smite the blind and the lame" inhabitants in the body of Christ, how can we completely possess the Jerusalem and Zion the "City of the Great King?" As David hated (detested) lameness and blindness," so are we to. And we smite it where ever the Greater David, Jesus the Great King leads us to such conditions. It is not the people he hated, it was the condition. The blind and lame are those who cannot see the revelation Father is giving today, and can't walk out His Word. So Father is moving to replace the 'blind and lame" from the "high places' of teaching His people error. Through illumination by the 'spirit and word" people are delivered from darkness into light in Christ Jesus and His great kingdom.
The Father's dealings are in mercy, and those who represent Him also will be tender and merciful. "Mercy triumphs over judgment." James 2:13. The resurrected Lord resides within, making you a witness of His resurrection and ascension. And you in Him become what He is to multitudes. The Lord's body is the continuation of Himself in the earth. This revelation of Christ is giving spirit to king and pauper alike. It is bringing them to the same level in Father's economy in spirit. This word is penetrating desert and jungle, islands and nations. The shed blood of its martyrs cannot turn it aside from its predestined course. Ridicule is fading before its anointed thrust. it ignores the sword and authorities that martyr its elete messengers. The divine truth of this Word and anointing is doing a marvelous work of transformation on great and small. And the old paths of the wilderness are done away. "You shall be called: The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in." Is.58:12
In His presence more is done for us in moment than we could gain in fifty years of study. The same fire that destroys the sinner is the same fire that purifies the saint. Father is summoning His sons to come up into new dimensions saying, "Behold, I make all things new." Rev.21:5. There is a new day mode of expression that the Father has set guidelines for spiritual functioning. To be able to function in this day, one must have on the new day garments of truth, one cannot sew the new onto the old, it will tear it apart. Paul put it so aptly: "Stand therefore having your loins girded about with truth." Eph.6:14.
A new day has opened to us in the spirit, and we are bidden of Father to this new plane that gives new life in our observance of His appearing within Now. The new truth is a radical move in light of orthodox teaching of Jesus coming to physically catch the saints up to a far away heaven. The kingdom of heaven is not a place afar off, but of consciousness of intimate union with the King of heaven in inward illumination where all is illumined seeing, where all becomes living and operative in the Spirit.
Brothers and sisters, when you look at one another you are looking at one who has been crucified and risen. The saint sees the genesis of themselves in The "Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." Rev.13:8. Jesus death was the sovereign purpose of the Father for all creation. The birthright of your new life give you the prerogative of identification with Christ Jesus in death, burial, resurrection and ascension, and sitting with Him in heavenly places. Christ's coming is invisible, and has occurred in His own. John 14:23. Out of the throne of Father within you flows an unremitting river of life as clear as crystal for you to minister to multitudes. Rev.22:1.
To be continued.
Love and hugs,
Scott & Louise Paris
DAY OF THE VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD
Chapter 4 -- Scott Paris
"Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision." -- Joel 3:14
As a consuming fire the Word is being placed in our heart to boldly speak against deception spread as a veil over the face of mankind. (Isaiah 25:7,8) The "word and spirit," the "two" faithful "witnesses" of the "Lord of the whole earth" are now "standing on their feet," Rev. 11. And with accuracy will eliminate deception from off the face of the earth. "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain [kingdom); for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." Isaiah 11:9
The world is in pain, even birth pangs of a heavenly new age being birthed, within myriads of Father's New Creation man. His firstfruits are birthed out of the earthly into the heavenlies. All creation is in travail for the entering into the higher order of the Spirit, and multitudes are in the valley of decision. God's kingdom has come within a people, and they walk with His Spirit government ordering the walk of their daily lives. Like David, on their way to the third anointing they have "killed the lion and the bear," within. 1 Sam.17:37
Father's people (I think) are seeing the eruptions and disruptions that are disfiguring society. Religiously, cults, occults, witchcraft and downright devil worship. All professing "a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof." General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army wrote: "The chief danger of the 20th century will be, religion without the Holy Spirit Christianity without Christ Forgiveness without repentance Salvation without regeneration Politics without God. Heaven without hell." We have seen every one of the general's predictions come true, and now we are in the 21st century. There are armies of lying counterfeit prophets bidding for our attention. It is a war of words, it is Armageddon, and we are in the midst of it. "the mouth of the dragon, and the mouth of the beast, and the mouth of the false prophet bombard you on every side." (Rev.16) Take the false prophet, he comes incognito as apostate Christendom.
Everybody has his bid in to straighten this world out. Scientists, scholars, and statesmen. Our schools and colleges and local governments, even the farthest reaches of world politics. Paul admonished us to cast off "vain philosophy" that takes you captive, it is mans traditional ideas of the material rather than spiritual, and disregards teachings of Christ. Col.2:8, 9.
Father's firstfruits of the Spirit are breaking the yoke of all religious powers on the innocent by the word of truth. Father is purging out the "Stranger" (flesh) from the holy city, which city we all are. We are seeing the ecclesiastical deceptions of the enemy fall through mighty signs and wonders demonstrated by "The Lord's Christ," in these great and truly momentous days we are living in. Rev.11:15.
The Lordship comes in a people and through a people, from the Spirit Christ Himself. All reigning with Father in His throne are sealed in the first, second and third realms s David was anointed three times to rule as king. It is "kings and priests' that constitute His government without end. Isa. 9:6,7; Rev. 5:10; 20:4-6
FIRE OF GOD
The fire (pur in Greek) of God, and the judgments of God are not vindictive as we have heard, but are correctional, and redemptive. The fire "pur" is a Greek root word from where we get our English words such as "purge," "pure," "purify," "purification" and others. Natural fire is called by another word in the N.T. Father's divine fire (pur) does not burn to a crisp the world, the flesh bodies, or anything else.
We have always heard that God's fire is not good, but it is good for our spiritual health, and maturity. And we have heard that Father's judgments are not good, but tormenting, and destructive. But we have got Good News for the world at large. If our omniscient Father had not foreseen a good, happy ending for us, He would never dared create. He is that loving, unselfish and kind, as in the song, "Oh, mine Papa, to me you are so wonderful, so good and kind."
Look at what the Psalmist said 94:14, 15, "For the Lord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance." Fire (pur) is judgment to destroy error. The same fire that burns up the sinner, is the same fire that purges the saints. Father's fire (pur) can be love and wrath, depending on where we are walking. "But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and the upright in heart shall be after it." The upright shall be after judgments of the Father, and Christ. He suffers judgment to come on His people to bless them, to change them, to mature them. In Jude 14, 15 "Behold the Lord comes with myriads of his saints, to execute judgment on all, and to convince all..." Convince all? WOW! So the return of our Father’s judgments is unto righteousness. One cannot separate His love from His judgment. His love is His judgment.
"When God's judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants learn righteousness." Isaiah 26:9. "He shall bring forth judgment unto truth." The divine truth that is in Christ judges all. "He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he has set judgment in the earth." Isa.42: 3, 4. All Father's sons must under go His judgment, for: "Judgment must begin at the house of God." 1 Pet.4:17
Jesus upbraided the Pharisees because they jumped Him about His disciples not washing their hands before eating. He told them that they tithed with exactness, but "pass over judgment and the love of God." (Luke 11:41,42) Beloved, don't despair of your Father's judgments, welcome them as did David in Ps. 119:20, "My soul breaks for longing that it has unto your judgments at all times." Judgments do not save us, they bring us to ourselves as with the Prodigal son.
Beloved, we minister out of the inexhaustible riches of Christ's resurrection life in us to the inhabitants of "heaven," "earth," and the "sea." Proclaiming of the Gospel is judgment bringing salvation to the prisoners of all of the mind and spirit's dark realms. The Adam death is the state of unperception, the unseen, that is the realm called, "flesh" or carnal. The carnal mind is death. And mankind has been in that state since he was "driven out" from Eden into the outer realm. Gen.3:24. The outer realm is the carnal state, called flesh. That is not the flesh that covers one. it is deep within where enmity may reside. Though Adam did take on a flesh garment. Not the skin of animals.
"His judgments are to be desired more than the honey, and the honey -comb." It is a known fact that fire in the natural changes one substance into another one. And divine fire (pur) changes us from one substance into another. "You were darkness, but now are light in the Lord." Nothing is truly destroyed even if consumed by fire. All of its elements remain somewhere, this we learn in studying the teaching of conservation of energy in college. After they are burned in fire, they appear in a new form. Yet their essence has always been from time immemorial.
Beloved, stay with me, this is going to get good as we explore this deeper. He said, "Eye has not seen nor ear heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man the things that God has prepared for them that love him. But he has revealed them to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches (explores) all things, yea, the deep things of God." I love for the Spirit to take me on explorations into "heights, and depths, and widths, and breadths" of His excellent ways of understanding. "Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you formed the earth and the world, even from age to age (literal), you are Elohim (God). You turn man to destruction; and say, Return, you children of men." Psalm 90:1-3
There is a law of circularity that Father has decreed that "all things" would return to Him after self will is conquered through judgments and grace of His gospel (Good News). All worlds and suns have circles for their pathway, and truth of every kind has its circular orbit. I read that: "This law of circularity runs through all nature." "For out of him (God), and through him, and (back) into him are all things. (Rom. 11:36) So therein the circle is accomplished, and the end returns to its beginning. Jesus said, "The first shall be last, and the last shall be first."
Love and hugs, Scott
Thank you my loving family for your responses of love, and kindness plus the new addresses. Father totally loves you, and so do I. An old friend of mine went to the other side Saturday night, the last day of July, 2004, Page Scoggins. He was a Gospel preacher, and loved to sing: "I'm a red hot Christian." Richard Brown sang it at his funeral yesterday. I met Page in 1969, and he sure could preach Reconciliation. He was wealthy back then, and owned an Auto Body Shop in Hughson, CA. right next to Modesto, and Ceres. Page would always say, "God is good, and so are you." He meant it. Page had preachers from all over the world come to Modesto to his church to preach Reconciliation, the Life message, and I got to know many of them. And I am saying to you, God is Good and so are you.
Scott & Louise Paris