THE LORD AND HIS ANOINTED
There is a new presence of the father for His people to arise into His likeness today. We are summoned to join the angels and "thrust in the sickle and reap the harvest of the earth, for the harvest of the earth is ripe." The church system is soon to arise out of her dark night, for a people are eminently to emerge out of her ashes, and arise into Christ and His glory. The Father has always called out a new people by revelation to initiate a new order and a higher level of realization in Christ.
We are in a newer order than were the first disciples of Jesus. Therefore there needs be a newer method of spiritual functioning. Yet by the revelation, and power of the Holy Spirit. Only those putting on the New Day garment of Jesus Lordship anointing will function in the New Day order of the "Lord and His anointed." I speak of the "Third Day Anointing." Those of this New Day order are of "A broken and a contrite spirit." The Divine Potter has had them on the "Potter's Wheel.
"When He came into the world He said, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst not, but a body hast thou prepared me." Heb. 10: 5.
"A body Father you have prepared me." The word prepared also means provided. This body was Jesus Himself. but you and I are the extension of Christ today, His many membered "anointed Christ body.
"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: 7.
Beloved of the high calling of God in Christ, have you realized that in the volume of the book it is written of you? Moses wrote of you when he wrote of the "Promised Seed." Gen. 3:15, 22: 18, Gal. 3:16, 29, 4:28. David the sweet Psalmist of Israel wrote of the heirs of God, the Christ Seed. In the Psalms, He is speaking in us and we are speaking in Him. Christ is speaking in all, and all are speaking in Christ. And we are one in Him who is One.
No man is an island, in this New Day Presence of Christ, no man can be independent. "The new wine is in the cluster." Isaiah 65:8. This New Creation man, "the Lord's anointed"
is come into His "Third Day." His day of perfection. The "New Wine," anointing is not found in one grape, one man ministry. There is, "The voice of many waters,"Rev. 1:15 that makes up this cluster of "many sons" He brings to glory. Heb. 2. The New Day Presence and anointing is in many sons. A many membered body. And they have a divine Head, Jesus the anointed One.
The Lord told us in the late 1960's that He would remove the "lone eagle" ministries before He manifested His sons. Those ministries were men and women of renown that God gave gifts of power. People traveled thousand of miles to be in their presence for healing and the word they gave. But these gifted ones were limited. In this Lord's Day appearing Presence and anointing is no limitations. We are setting our expectations high in the God of our salvation. The sky if not the limit.
"I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is written in my heart." Psalm 40: 8. Is His will our delight? Jesus said, "My meat is to do the will of Him who sent me." To obey is better than sacrifice. Yea, thy law (His word) is written in my heart. When you was born of God, the "incorruptible Seed," which seed (of corn) multiplies itself. John 12.24, 1 Pet. 1: 23.
"Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth
set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak to them in His wrath, and trouble them in His great displeasure. Yet I have set my King upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord has said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I will give you the nations for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession. Thou shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel." Psalm 2: 1-9.
We find in Acts 4: 25 to 27 the disciples of Jesus quoting this psalm in referring to Jesus, and to themselves also. The persecutors, "kings of the earth" were gathered against those disciples of the Lord, not Jesus Himself. Therefore the scripture is there referring to the body of the Christ. Now it is understood that Jesus is Lord. Scripture says that He is, God says so, Jesus said that He is. Yet the scripture speaks of the Lord's "anointed," of His Christ. David was speaking of Jesus. He is God's anointed, and Peter on the day of Pentecost stated, "This same Jesus whom you have crucified, God has made Him both Lord and Christ." Acts 2: 36.
Those set in their religious mode will today rage against the Lord and His anointed, and imagine vain things. They set themselves, the earthly minded kings, they take counsel together against the Lord and against His anointed. A word that is not of their making, cannot be tolerated. It doesn't agree with their scriptural mode of thinking, because they have the bible figured out. They are only conscious of the letter of scripture, having not plumbed into the spirit of the word. Old wine skins will reject this New Wine, calling it false doctrine.
"Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord has said unto me, You are my Son; this day I have begotten you." The Lord said to me. Who is talking? You are my Son! Is the Lord Jesus talking to Himself? Jesus is the Great King. He is the Lord of glory, the Head of His body, visible and invisible on both sides of the river He is the Tree of Life. He is "Lord of lords and King of kings. He is King in Zion, His holy hill. And He is setting His Melchezedec king priest order upon His holy hill of Zion. The Lord has declared the decree. When the Lord declares a decree, nothing can short-circuit it.
We are in a newer order than were the first century disciples of Jesus. And Father is ushering in a newer method of spiritual functioning, yet by revelation, and power of the Holy Spirit. Only those putting on the New Day garment of Jesus Lordship will function in the New Day order His king priest nation. Rev. 3:18, 5: 10, 1 Pet. 2: 5, 9.
"Ask of me, and I will give you the nations for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession."
Ah, beloved, Jesus has already possessed the nations as promised. He possesses them by love, and so will His sons. It is by love that we possess the nations. Yes, we are to possess the nations within us. Yet the Father's preoccupation is not just you and I, but "the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession." Yes, those walking on terra firma. "The harvest of the earth is ripe, thrust in the sickle and reap the harvest of the earth." The sickle is the word of God, and we being the embodiment of His love will harvest the nations unto our Father.
"You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel."
The Father has caught us up into Himself, and made us one with Himself. And being the embodiment of love, love is the rod wherewith we break them. God's love break's the hardest heart, and dashes the hardest of heart's into pieces. And He being the divine Potter, form's and shapes them into vessel's fit for the Master's use. "O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed (dashed to pieces, but changed), happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us (not with revenge). Happy shall he be, that taketh
and dasheth thy little ones against the stones." Psalm 137: 8, 9.
"You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood..." 1 Pet.2:5. We are "lively stones" and Babylon's "little ones," their idols are to be dashed against "the stones." These lively stones that you are, are divinely appointed to bringing the daughter of Babylon down. That is the inhabitants of Babylon, the state of carnal confusion, and man's wisdom and knowledge, brought to naught. And the saints of the Most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever. Dan. 7.
Changes are imminent, they must come to all. And this is not optional. I am charged to say, the old boundaries are giving way to the new. Boundaries that were prohibitive are yielding to the Spirit word spoken by a priest king order, whom the Father has handed the golden scepter of the kingdom. Beloved, the sevenfold radiation's of the Spirit of the Lord energizes us to meet every crisis on this new frontier of the Lord and His anointed in His New Day Presence and appearing. From ancient times God's New nature-character was manifested to those who abandoned themselves to Him alone.
We are speaking a word that is the substance of overcoming to those who receive it. Your taste buds will be changed, and you will not be able to go back and eat of the old manna of yesterday. This new dealing of the Father with His people is accompanied by a fresh unfolding of His New presence which is a fuller representation of His nature and character. Let it not surprise you that the Almighty has a new and living Spirit word to us, from Himself for this New Day. We put on Jesus New name and character only as we are partaking of Him in Spirit, eating and drinking Him in spirit truth. All else is symbolic, we are terminating symbols for purer Spirit functioning.
None of the men and women of faith in the bible imitated their forebears. They heard the word of God, and acted on His instructions. When Moses led the Israelites to the Red Sea, what if instead of listening to the voice of God He had remembered Noah, and built an Ark? It would have been in vain. God is leading His people today beyond where the early church was. So let Him tune up your communication spirit senses.
God is beckoning His people to move into the "Third Day." Jesus said, "Today I do cures, and tomorrow I cast out devils, and the third day I shall be perfected."Luke 13:32. This literally happened in His life here on earth. Yet there is the spiritual sense that He was speaking of. He also told the Judeans, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." Then they began to question, thinking He was speaking nonsense. They said, "Forty six years was this temple in building, and will you build it up in three days? But He spoke of the temple of His body."
The temple of His body! That is you and I today! This is the third day, His day of perfection. Now, Jesus is already perfect, but He was speaking of His body, His temple of the Third Day.
In the first day of our enlightenment, there were cures that the Lord did. We ran to and fro and frolicked like young colt's of the pasture. And when brought into the corral were easily managed by our instructor's. Though in that stage we would bare our teeth, and complain and fuss. Though most of the time we loved our denominational cradle. We would lift our voice in defense of it. But in that first day there was some colts of the pasture who refused to be corralled, nor trained by the Master's instructor's. Self will leads to lean pastures.
In the "second day" our consciousness was raised to a higher stature in Christ. Here is where we began to learn of being led of the Spirit. The "second day," "Casting out devils" as expressed by Jesus, we were confronted by "principalities and powers in heavenly places," within. We were victimized by unenlightenment. The uncircumcised Canaanite within is a formidable foe, until "reckoned dead" through the cross of Christ.
Abraham had his first, second and his third day. "On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off." Gen. 22: 4. That was when he offered up Isaac his son in sacrifice. Jesus said, "Abraham longed to see my day, and he saw it and was glad."
Messiah is YAHWEH of the Old Testament, and YESHUA of the New Testament. Abram's first day consciousness of Him was YAHWEH Gen.12:1. God never wants to be external, so YAHWEH expanded Abram's consciousness of Himself in His First, Second, and Third Day, New Name character within.
Each revelation of the New Name nature character Abram received was a higher consciousness of Who and what God was in Abram. When Abram met Melchizedek king of Salem, God revealed Himself to him as EL ELYON, the Most High God, the possessor of heaven and earth. Gen. 14: 17-22. Later in chapter 17, God appeared as El Shaddi the Almighty God, which means, "breasted One." There God gave Abram a new Name Nature Character, "Abraham." His wife got a name character change from Sarai, to Sarah. Which means "princess." God said, "I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her." Gen. 17:16.
Joseph saw his first, second and third day in God. In Gen. 42:18, "Third day," Joseph began to speak to his brethren of restoration.
In Ezra 6:15 the house of God "was finished on the third day." And then in Hosea 6:1-3, is a reference to the Day we are writing of: "Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for He has torn, and He will heal us; He has smitten, and He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight."
"Come, let us return to the Lord." Has there been a "falling away," an apostasy? He is saying, "Come," gather unto me, you have left me." "Your ears have grown dull of hearing, you need spiritual hearing aids. My people have forsaken me the Fountain of life, and have gone after idols. They have followed blind leaders, who lead the blind. Return to me, the Lord. I have torn, and I will heal. After two days is revivifying time, time to awake from spiritual sleep. Arise from your bed of spiritual lethargy and I will give you light.
"Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth."
Then shall we know. That is if we follow on to know the Lord in His fullness of the "third Day. We have known His coming forth as the dew. But this coming forth of the Third Day in us is as the "double portion," "latter and former rain" combined. No lack for God's family. "The new heavens are now descending" to earth. "He shall come to us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth." "Awake O Zion awake, awake and trim your lamps."
"In the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight." We will live in His sight because we hear His voice. Hearing His voice causes us to awaken, to arise from the spiritually dead. I have heard His voice and have risen from the grave of this mortal flesh, from the Adam nature, into the divine nature of the Son of God. John 5: 25.
"But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." 11 Peter 3: 8.
Day bespeaks light, just as night speaks of darkness. And the children of the night have darkened minds, whereas the children of light are enlightened within. Jesus Christ is "the light of the world," and those whom He brings to the Father are then also the "light of the world."
"And I will bring the third part (Third Day Order) through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God." Zec. 13:9
Did not Malachi say in the 3rd chapter that "the Lord whom you seek shall come as a refiner's fire," and "sit as a refiner of silver: and He shall purify the sons...and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness"? So beloved, let the Royal Refiner take you through the purging process without complaining. Let us offer up to Him an offering of praise as a sweet smelling incense.
"I counsel you to buy of me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white clothing that you may be clothed, and the shame of your nakedness may not be manifested; and eyesalve to anoint your eyes, that you may see." Rev. 3:18. Here I am reminded of the parable of Jesus about the kingdom of heaven being like unto treasure hid in a field; and when a man found it, he hides it, and for joy thereof goes and sells all that he possesses, and buys that field. Mat. 13:44.
Salvation is free, Jesus paid it all. And we are so thankful for His loving kindness and tender mercy. But the bible speaks of a "high calling of God in Christ. And Paul said that he was "pressing toward the mark" of that high calling. And then he invites others of like mind to press into this calling also.
"Let us therefore, as many as are mature, be thus minded: and if in any thing you think differently, God will also reveal this to you." Philippians 3:14, 15.
All pressing into the Lord's New Day Presence, Anointing will have to divorce, or die to the old humanity. The nature of the old humanity can never have any inheritance in the Lord, and His anointed. For the old humanity is as Ishmael, but the true Seed is Christ.
"Buy of me gold refined in the fire." In Revelation one, John wrote of "One like unto the Son of man, clothed with a robe which reached to His feet and a girdle of gold about His breast. His head and His hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire. His feet glowed like (bright) burnished bronze as it is refined in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters." 13-15.
This great "Son of man" filling the heavens and the earth whose "feet glowed like (bright) burnished bronze as it is refined in a furnace." This is that order of sons who walk the overcoming life of Christ. You walk the talk, if you talk the walk. You walk through "hell, death and the grave." Which is the same thing. The old nature of humanity! Christ lives in our spirit, and "if we suffer with Him, we shall also reign with Him." "The feet glowed like burnished bronze." He said, "I will bring the third part (third day order) through the fire, and I will refine them as silver is refined, and try them as gold is tried; they shall call on my name, and I will hear them..."
As I was walking with the Lord early in the morning one day last week, He said to me, "You are becoming the word." And I received a new vision of us being the Word of God. He directed me to think on 1 John 1: 1-5. His word is electrifying, it quickens, makes alive. And we are born of His word that we may become His word. And He revealed to me that "The Lord and His Anointed" are "The Word of God" for this "Third Day." Beloved, what you are born of is what you are. And we will continue that next time, the Father willing.
In the Father's love.
Scott and Louise Paris
THE LORD AND HIS ANOINTED
Father God had a perfect design in mind when He created man in the beginning. He said, "Let us make man in our image, and after our likeness, and let him have dominion..." Gen. 1:26. He knew all of the pit falls His creation would fall into, and He did not have a worry. Did you know that Father has no worries? Well, if the devil was as out of control, and had the power that we have heard that he has, then perhaps our Father would worry. But the Sovereign God Who created everything by His Word leaves nothing out of His control. The devil being out of control is the fancy of pagan philosophers, and Christian theologians. The Christian theologians believe more paganism teachings than scripture.
The scripture quoted above was the first prophecy in the Bible, and would take ages for its culmination. Though it had its initial fulfillment in the first man. The "last Adam" was His intention. Christ is God's perfect design. Jesus Christ is Head of the New Creation Man. The New Creation Man is at once, many, and yet one. If you are a "New Creation in Christ Jesus," you are one of the ""myriad's of Himself ones." Jude 14. "Enoch also the seventh from Adam prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord came in myriad's of Himself." Original Greek.
The Lord being our "Near Kinsman Redeemer" has so designed His purposes and intents that His spiritual DNA and genes is in each of His offspring. You are birthed of His spiritual "sperm," so to speak. Father has a close knit family of sons and daughters. We all can say, "He has led me to His banqueting house and His banner over me is love. Song 2:4.
It is not obeying behavior codes, it is knowing who you are in Him. And knowing who you are brings you to a commitment to stay in the center of Father's will. For out of Father's will, man only moves in his own strength and wisdom. We are charged with the passion of Christ to see His purposes and intents fulfilled on this world scene whatever the cost personally. To all coming to the "high calling of God in Christ Jesus," all that matters to them is the Lord and His will. Steady church going cannot take the place of a vital personal relationship with Jesus.
The Lord's anointed is a body of people "CALLED BY MY NAME,"according to scripture. And the Lord calls them at times in the singular as, "HIM," both male and female.
"Since you were precious in my sight, you have been honorable, and I have loved you: therefore I will give men for you, and people for your life. Fear not: for I am with you: I will bring your SEED from the east, and gather you from the west; I will say to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even every one that is CALLED BY MY NAME: For I have created HIM for my glory, I have formed HIM; yea I have made HIM." Isaiah 43: 4-7.
One day last week the Father gave me a word that was astounding. He had told me in 1988 that, HIS NAME IS HIS CHARACTER. And I taught that, but didn't know what that meant. But last week He unveiled to me what His Character is. And He brought me to where He said: "Behold your house is left unto you empty. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the NAME OF THE LORD." Matt. 23: 38, 39.
There I saw that His NAME is not a word. It is not involving ourselves in rhetoric. And to pray in the NAME of JESUS means with subjection to the Father's will. His name is His Character. And He has a many faceted Character. And people will not see Him until you come in HIS CHARACTER.
The Lord stated why He would gather His sons (anointed) unto Himself. "Even every one that is CALLED BY MY NAME: I have created him for my glory." You were created by God, called and chosen to glorify and give Him praise. Our life is for the instrumental purpose of glorifying, magnifying and praising our majestic Father through the Son.
His New Name Character is many faceted, and one facet of His Character Name is Righteousness! Righteousness is one of the attributes and essence of God's Character. Who will say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord, if they can't see The Lord's Righteousness in ones character? "Christ is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, sanctification and redemption." 1 Cor. 1: 30. "With the heart man believes unto righteousness." Rom. 10:10. That is imputed righteousness through faith.
The Lord's anointed are coming today in His New Name Character. "His name (character) shall be called Wonderful..." Isaiah 9:6 Are you coming in this facet of the Lord's New Name Character, Wonderful? If people see Him in you as Wonderful, they will say, "Blessed is he (no gender in Christ) that comes in the Name-Character of the Lord." We have seen many claiming to come in the name of the Lord, but their character gives them away. When one is seeing by the Spirit, he can see when one is manipulating others for selfish causes.
I wrote down the names of God, as revealed to men in the Bible, that were stricken from scripture by scribes. I began at Genesis one. Then I sent it out on the Internet to several friends. It was after this that the Father gave me a revelation of His true Name Character, which is not in a word such a the Jehovah Witnesses proclaim. That becomes a doctrine, and brings no life. His Name is His Character, Nature, Person and Authority. You come in His Nature and Character, and those desiring Him will bless you. They will say, "Blessed is he that comes in the Name-Character-Person and Authority of the Lord. Such is the Lord and His anointed. Mankind has not seen anyone coming in the Name - Character of the Lord, for the evidence was lacking. It is not speaking in tongues and prophesying, though that can be part of it. It is not healing the sick, and casting out devils. Though that may accompany the true Character of the Lord. They followed Jesus, and He is Lord.
Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life." Do you come with the word of resurrection and life? That is who Christ is! Or do you come with types and shadows that pointed to Christ? It is day break, and the shadows are fleeing away. When the Day Star is at noon tide there will be no shadow seen. The Lord makes us the essence of what He is to others. We speak out of Him as He speaks out of us. The spoken word is the substance of Deity that seals those who hear. Christ is birthed into our spirit, and we become the Word-Logos. He dwells in your spirit, and you are "one spirit with the Lord." You are joined to the Lord, and are one spirit with Him. As the Lord's anointed you are the "word of life" to others, through the Spirit of Christ. Only if the light of Christ is within, is His true beauty revealed out from you. "The Lord turned my mourning into dancing, He put off my sack cloth and made me glad."
WHO SHALL DECLARE HIS (CHRIST'S) GENERATION?
"So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations." Matt. 1: 17.
This tells us that there are definitely forty two generations from Abraham to Christ. But, read from Matthew one, verse one to verse 17, and name them all. You will only find forty one generations from Abraham to Jesus. There is a missing generation! Where is it? The Bible gives us the clues to see, if we let the scales of tradition fall from our spiritual eyes. The scales of tradition are put on the eyes of mans understanding by the letter of the word, and makes men blind scripturally and spiritually. And the blind still lead the blind.
"For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And He was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end." Luke 22:37.
We must see the Lord in the Spirit or we won't see Him. Seeing Him spiritually gives an understanding of Who He is. The earthly life of Jesus came to an end at the cross. Though He was Anointed-Christed for three and a half years without measure before the cross. After His resurrection, Jesus ascended into Spirit-Father, and was Crowned "both Lord and Christ." "Let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made that same Jesus whom you have crucified, Both LORD and CHRIST." Acts 2: 36.
In Isaiah 53: 8- 10, "He was taken from prison and judgment: and WHO SHALL DECLARE HIS GENERATION? FOR HE WAS CUT OFF OUT OF THE LAND OF THE LIVING: for the transgressions of my people was He stricken, and He made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in death; because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief: when thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin, HE SHALL SEE HIS SEED, HE SHALL PROLONG HIS DAYS, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand."
"Who shall declare His generation?" The prophet asks. "A seed shall serve Him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for A GENERATION. They shall come, and shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that He has done this." Psalm 22: 30, 31.
So we find that a "SEED SHALL SERVE HIM, AND IT SHALL BE ACCOUNTED TO THE LORD FOR A GENERATION." "He shall prolong His days," in His body, His Anointed, His "brethren." Heb. 2: 11, 12.
"You will prolong the King's life: and His years as many generations. He shall abide before God for ever. O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve Him." Psalm 61: 6, 7.
You are the prolongation of Christ-Anointed in the earth. "It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh profits nothing."
"The seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices (mature voices) in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdom (singular) of our Lord and of His Christ-Anointed." Rev. 11: 15.
"Our Lord (that is Jesus) and His Christ," He makes a distinction there. Who is "His Christ?" It is you who are Christed, whom Christ is formed in. Gal. 4: 19. He contains a multitude in Himself, and is One. "Who shall declare His generation? For He was cut off out of the land of the living." Isaiah 53: 8.
"You are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people of purpose; that you should declare the perfection's of Him who called you from darkness into His marvelous light." 1 Pet. 2: 9.
The many membered Christ both Head and body shall declare His generation, that He is not dead, but liveth. You are a chosen generation-forty second generation, "a kingly (royal) priesthood," grown up into the "Head even Christ." Eph. 4: 15.
Jesus said, "Father...for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth." John 17: 19, In essence Jesus was saying: "Since they are myself, I sanctify them as myself, in my self. I sanctified you when I sanctified myself. In myself I did sanctify you as myself."
"Yes, I am reckoned among the transgressors, when my soul was made an offering for sin, I saw you my Seed in me, and my days are prolonged in you. I have caught my brethren up into myself; I have become them and they have become me. I am the firstborn among many brethren; I have been born in my brethren and they have been born in me. When I died on the cross and rose again, I was in my brethren and they were in me. "Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 10: 30. When I laid down my life and took it up again, I was in you and you in me."
Through the scripture from Genesis to Revelation there is a vein of Gold hidden beneath the letter. If one taps down deep beneath the letter, he can find treasure. It is the same in you. After Christ has come into your life, you find: "We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us." 11 Cor. 4: 7.
We must see all things by the Spirit. One can labor in the letter of the word, and labor under delusion. I see that Christ has come into my spirit, and become my spirit by transfiguring me, becoming one spirit. 1 Cor. 6: 17. "He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit." Unless one is identified in their consciousness in Christ, they are not seeing themselves nor anyone else in Him. Paul said, "Wherefore from now on we know no man after the flesh: Yes, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know Him no longer after the flesh." 11 Cor. 5: 16.
"He that receives whomsoever I send receives me; and he that receives me receives Him that sent me." Jn. 13:20.
"He that hears you hears me; and he that despises you despises me; and he that despises me despises Him that sent me." Luke 10: 16.
"Honor all men; love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. Servants be submissive to your masters with all respect." 1 Pet. 2: 17, 18.
This is a hard saying! "Honor all men?" Even, "Honor the king?" Surely the apostle Peter is not speaking to us today! Yes, he is speaking to us in the year 2000. It is not to hard to find men claiming to be sent of God who tramples this word underfoot. Honor the brethren? And the king too? 11 Peter 2:10, and 12 says, "Chiefly them that walk after the flesh in lust of uncleanness, and despise dominion. Presumptuous are they, self willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities...But these as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption." Also read Jude 8-10 for the same.
I heard Chuck Weller, a minister whom I respect, and honor, speak of the verses written of BRUTE BEASTS, and he brought out that the Word of God is "logos" in Greek. And here in 11 Peter and Jude where it spoke of "brute beasts," is "alogos" in the Greek. He spoke of "brute beasts" as meaning "anti Word." And we do have some anti-Word folk around. Chuck's address: P O Box 532, Hilliard, Oh. 43026.
We are called of God to honor ALL. The wide spread fad today of dishonoring men/women is not of the God of scripture. One cannot communicate the love of Christ to one he dishonors. We are to give the "unseemly parts" (1 Cor. 12:23-25.) of the body of Christ "more abundant honor." In 1 Tim. 5: 17, "Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and teaching." Did you know that the Father honors people? John 12: 26, says, "If any man serve me, him my Father will honor." 1 Tim. 5: 3 says to "Honor widows."
Why am I saying this? I witnessed something that has greatly affected me. I was preaching on the street one day, and a crowd gathered to listen. One was a Caucasian minister in a business suit. Among the others was a partly intoxicated Black man. When I had finished, the black man walked up and shook my hand, and was really amiable. Also the Caucasian minister came up and shook hands with me, and entered into conversation with me. The black man offered his hand to the minister, and the minister ignored him. I continued to keep the dishonored man in my conversation, and he appreciated it. He did say to the preacher, "Oh, you are one of those kind. Huh?" I wondered then how many people could this man influence for Christ. For he was a street corner preacher, as well as in his church, and brought some of his church with him. Scripture says, "Honor ALL men." If Father has no difficulty honoring men, why should we who are called into sonship, or: "The Lord's Anointed" body-"body of the anointed?" "Because he has loved me...I will deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name-character...I will deliver him, and honor him." Ps. 91: 14, 15.
One day about three months ago the Father quickened to me from Rom. 2: 20, "An instructor of the simple (foolishly simple), a teacher of babies; which has the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law."
He unveiled to me that there is a form of knowledge and truth being taught. Yet, it is not instruction in the spirit of knowledge and truth. And I saw by His unveiling that there is no wonder that today so many are "instructors of the simple, and teachers of babies." If it is only taught in FORM, through "learned revelation," and not by the unveiling of spirit and truth, it is lifeless. And teaching a form is law, holding the simple in simplicity. Then in 11 Tim. 3: 5, 7, "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof...Ever learning (learned revelation), and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."
They, "Shut up the kingdom of heaven against men." Matt. 23: 13. Beloved this life, this truth is not a form! This life is not outside of us, it is within. It is the life of the Father with Whom we are one. It is no longer you or I, but it is Christ that lives today. When one is taught in a form of knowledge and truth about Christ, he is in a noose. For it is flesh and blood revelation, or man taught.
"And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and we will wear our own apparel: only let us be called by your name to take away our reproach." Isaiah 4: 1.
That day is here. The "seven women," which is the whole lump of what is called, Christianity, desires to be called by the "Name Of The Lord." They are not looking to eat the Word of God from His mouth. They eat their own "bread." They get it from head quarters, or their own ministers, and theologians. And they wear their own denominational "apparel," and are not cognizant of the Lord's spotless apparel of light.
It is a "reproach" that there are so many divisions, and in the embarrassment of it, they want to be called by His NAME. His name bespeaks His character. The Father's Name-Character has been maligned, scandalized, prostituted and used in vain. Another facet of His Character is, "forgive." Love, His nature, and forgiveness His character. What is that in anyone's language? Repenting of your own judgment and going on in love and forgiveness. When was the last time you forgave someone, or do you hold a grudge? Jesus said, "Forgive others, and you shall be forgiven." Matt. 6: 37. Then He also told them, "Forgive seventy times seven." When we are willing to do so, He adorns us with the character of His mercifulness, compassion, self-centeredness and unselfishness. We are only coming in the "name of the Lord" when His Character is a shining beacon of Christ's light. What facet, or facets of His Character-Name is displayed through us that others see readily? Unforgiveness eats one up like a cancer in the character, and deeply sends a message of selfishness, and self-centeredness of the flesh character.
He spoke these words to me: "I am in my members walking on the earth." So that means that the Lord is walking in our shoes. Didn't He say, "Saul, Saul, why persecuteth thou me?" Who was Saul hunting down and killing? Jesus said, That's me Saul! "Inasmuch as you have done it to the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me."
Have you visited Him in a prison lately? A prison house of fleshly blindness, darkness, no understanding. Even the least of these, is not He in these, His brethren? The Lord's name is His Character! When you speak, it in His Character Name? This is where we are judged. Are we taking His name in vain? He said, "You shall see me henceforth no more until you say, Blessed is he that comes in the name (Character) of the Lord."
He spoke to me, "That the people today who reject this word, are like the people of His day on earth, they looked for their Messiah to come, and rejected Him standing, and speaking in their midst."
Scott & Louise
Taken from Tommy Hicks magazine: "Faith Marches On."
Tommy Hicks knowing and hearing the voice of God, was led to circle the earth 18 times in obedience to God; preached the Gospel on July 25th, 1961, 2:30 a.m., the following vision was given to him three times! This vision is much in symbol, and do not try to bring it into the natural realm. What was seen in this vision changed Tommy Hicks concepts of the coming of the Lord and many other truths of our day and finding their understanding of the scriptures being changed, as God is bringing new light through the written word and the Living word, and of all being of one Spirit!
I was standing with the full view of the world before me. Out of the heavens was thunderings and lightning's, and the Voice of God spoke..I was looking to the north, and there was a great flash of lightning that covered the whole earth. I looked down and saw a massive form, like a huge giant, covering the whole earth...feet to the north pole and head to the south pole...arms from sea to sea and it was alive! yet struggling for life...it was covered with debris and seemed to be fettered.
As I looked, it begin to quiver, then go into almost convulsive gestures. As this took place, I saw thousands of strange creatures withdraw. Every time the giant would quiver, this would happen...when he ceased to move they would return again. I was made to know these were instruments that had bound the Body of Christ through the ages!
All of a sudden this giant lifted its hand towards the heavens and then lifted the other hand! And when it did, these creatures by the thousands seemed to flee away and go into the darkness of the night. Slowly this great giant began to rise, and as it did, his head were in the clouds! As he rose to his feet he seemed to cleanse himself from the debris and filth that was on him...Then he began to raise his hands into the heavens as though praising the Lord and as he raised his hands it was even in the clouds! Suddenly the clouds became silver, the most beautiful silver I have ever seen! I was so stirred and cried unto the Lord: "Oh Lord, what is the meaning of this?" I felt as though I was actually in the Spirit and could feel the presence of the Lord!
LIQUID DROPS OF LIGHT
Then from those clouds, suddenly there began great drops of LIQUID LIGHT (Latter Rain, Joel 3: 22-25) to rain down upon this mighty giant and slowly, slowly, this giant began to sink as it were into the earth itself, and as he melted it seemed his whole form disappeared into the earth! This great rain of liquid drops of LIGHT began to flood the earth! As I watched this great giant melt; suddenly it seemed he had become millions of people over the face of the earth. People stood up with hands lifted, praising the Lord of glory. And then came a great thunder roaring from the heavens and a voice, like the voice of a lion that roars! (The Lion of the tribe of Judah). I turned my eyes towards the heavens and saw a figure in white, glistening white, the most GLORIOUS SIGHT I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE! I did not see His face, but felt it was the Lord Jesus Christ! He stretched forth His hand toward the people and nations of the world and to one another. And as He pointed towards Him, the LIQUID LIGHT seemed to flow from His hand INTO each person, and a MIGHTY ANOINTING of God came upon them, and THOSE people would begin to go forth in THE NAME OF THE LORD! And as I beheld Christ, He continued to stretch forth His hand. But there was tragedy, for MANY who refused the ANOINTING of God! They turned away from His call as He put forth His hand to them and began to back away and were swallowed up in the darkness. I was bewildered as I watched it!
CHRIST ANOINTED ONES
And those people that Christ anointed...hundreds and thousands all over the world, went forth in the NAME OF THE LORD! I looked closely at those people...they were ditch diggers; some were washer women and some were rich and some were poor. I saw people who were bound with paralysis, blindness and deafness, and as the Lord God stretched forth His hand to give them this ANOINTING, THEY WENT FORTH! And this is the glorious MIRACLE OF IT; these people would STRETCH FORTH THEIR HANDS EXACTLY AS THE LORD HAD DONE TO THEM! This LIQUID LIGHT of FIRE that came from His Hands, was in their hands too. And would say, "ACCORDING TO MY WORD BE THOU MADE WHOLE!" And it was done! And I saw people in insane institutions delivered by the power of the Word of God!
There was a little woman in a gingham dress in the vision who went into those places to deliver the captives. My mind went back thirty years to where I had gone into such a place which had five hundred inmates. I went from ward to ward in the institution, tears streaming down my face, crying, "Oh Lord, why is it that your people do not have power to say to these individuals, "Be thou made whole?" The answer came, "The hour is coming when my people will stretch forth their hands and they shall be made whole!"
I cried, "Lord, what is the meaning of this?" A voice clear and vibrant said plainly; "I will RESTORE to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, the caterpillar and the palmerworm. My great army which I sent among you." Joel 2.
CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF GLORY
As I listened to the Voice and watched the attitudes of the people; from the CLOUDS came great drops of LIQUID LIGHT, A HEAVENLY SUBSTANCE which made everyone it touched lose their own IDENTITY; their identification was JESUS CHRIST! I saw no barriers, no denominations, nor sects. But only the TRANCENDENT GLORY OF HEAVEN rested upon these people which compelled them to raise their hands in PRAISE AND ADORATION! I watched to see who this great company were worshiping! And at that point I saw a great WHITE FIGURE come out of the CLOUDS pointing His finger to one and to another. It seemed He was giving directions, for He would point, they would go, some to the east; some to the west, and in each direction I could see them marching through cities, towns, villages. Some went through deserts and jungles, and they were ALL endued with POWER! And it will not be SELF, but it will be "CHRIST IN THEM," the GLORY itself!
I saw these people pass through the fire unburned! Crossing rivers as though they were not, and cross oceans with ease and these escaped persecution as though a hand had transported them from their surroundings!
In spite of the wild beasts roaring, nothing seemed to hinder them. They moved over mountains and through valleys. They were like the Hart slipping upon the hills. Their faces shone with the countenance of victors and CONQUERORS! And with great trembling, I looked and SAW THE MAN CLOTHED IN WHITE as He pointed with a sceptred hand! Again there was a POURING FORTH from His hand. This which I call "LIQUID POWER!" As soon as it would touch the person, his hands were bathed and dripping with the same heavenly substance!
Upon receiving this anointing, they walked into hospitals, and into institutions and on the streets; marching the length and breadth of the land. I could hear them saying, "According to my word, be thou made whole."
In the midst of those who received God's invitation, were also those who withdrew...the price was too steep. They refused to march...and eventually they slumped away. The price was more than they could bear and eventually slipped out into the darkness of the night!
I was at a great height, where, I do not know, suspended in the air, I know not! I only knew I could behold the whole world! I watched these people (God's anointed) who were sweeping over the earth like a great VICTORIOUS ARMY! Here was a man in Africa and suddenly he was transported to another place by the Spirit of the Lord! All over the world people were being taken by the Spirit and they came through pestilence; through famine and nothing can stop them or hurt them! Angry mobs came to them with guns and swords, but like Jesus Christ, they passed through the multitudes and could not be found! There was NO LONGER PRAYER, only, ACCORDING TO MY WORD, BE THOU MADE WHOLE!"
There were those who rebelled and became angry and tried to attack these workers of God, but nothing could hinder them. For God is giving the world a demonstration of the power of the Almighty God such as the world has never known! These ANOINTED ONES were from all walks of life. Education, degrees will mean nothing! I saw more workers as they were going over the face of the earth, helping one another. There were no big "I" and little you! Every mountain was brought low and every valley exalted. Divine love seemed to flow forth from these people as they went forth together. It was the most glorious thing I have ever known! Christ was the theme of their lives. As I watched these people, I could only cry and laugh, it seemed so wonderful to watch these people bring forth life! It seemed from heaven! And there were times when great deluges of this LIQUID LIGHT would fall upon all congregations of people who were praising God for hours and even days at a time, as the Spirit of God moved upon them. God said, "I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh!" And to every man and woman who received the Anointing power of God, the miracles of God followed! And as these people went over the earth, a great persecution seemed to come! Suddenly there was another clap of thunder that seemed to sound around the world! And I heard the voice that spoke...As I looked, graves were opened and people all over the world were beginning to take form again, in the form of a Mighty Giant! But by this time it was different! The Giant was arrayed in the most beautiful glistening white...its garments without spot or wrinkle...slowly, slowly...it began to form right into the very heavens! Suddenly from the heavens above, the Lord Jesus Christ came and He became the Head of His people!
CLOTHED IN HEAVENS MAJESTY
The days, months and years seemed to slip by as I beheld the vision. No tongue could adequately tell the Glory and splendor of this Angelic host. There was no debris covering this ONE. It was clothed in HEAVENLY MAJESTY, of glorious shining garments, so brilliant! Everyone was in a wonderful state of perfection. I turned to behold, and at that moment I heard a great clap of thunder! And the most repelling sight human eye could witness. From above were poured out the viales of the wrath of God which seemed to be wrung out drops of unspeakable anguish and suffering! The Christ rejecting people had their cup filled!
Once again my attention was drawn to the GLORIOUS BODY, as I heard again the Voice, even as thunder crying, "BEHOLD THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH, GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM, for He is the LORD OF GLORY! Lift up your heads Oh ye gates...be ye lifted up ye everlasting doors and the King of Glory shall come in." Then, as though the great Maestro of Heaven had given the sign a mighty volume of harmonies brought forth heaven harmonies. The music clear and vibrant, rich and resonant; they were singing a NEW SONG!
The author of this article Tommy Hicks goes on to give vital remarks about the vision...The Body was symbolical and spoke of myriad's of people who come into His righteousness, white garments...filled with Christ. They rose up in power and authority and went over the earth. Nothing could hinder Joel's army. No more sermons of man, or depending on organizations, but a victorious going forth in the power of the Spirit of God and a love shed abroad toward each other, and teaching Righteousness and beholding God in the Spirit.
We are hearing the Lord's Voice and are rising in Life. "BLESSED AND HOLY ARE THEY WHO HAVE PART IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION."
I wish to thank all you who wrote, and called me of confirmation of the "change of order in the spiritual realm" that I requested. There was an abundance of affirmation's. I got one adversarial response. And I thanked the lady minister in N.Y. for confirmation also. She used a whole tape before her group to point out how we was in a revival of a false holy spirit. Saints, you must know the Father of glory. For you are going to be attacked as was Jesus, Peter, John, and Paul. But count it all joy when you are spoken of by those not seeing in Christ's Spirit. Oh, the Majesty and grandeur of our heavenly Father who dwells in light that no mortal man can approach unto without beholding Him and being changed into His "same image from glory to glory, by the Spirit of the Lord." We are not in a revival, and not looking for a revival. We are in the Restoration that the prophets, apostles and Jesus predicted, that is changing all creation, until all has been subjected to the Son. 1 Cor. 15: 28.
Bill Green, Jim and Ruth Shotts were with us the 3rd and 4th of this month, March. And the Holy Spirit moved like we had never seen before. The last service was so outstanding that we were caught up into the fullness of the Spirit and glory of God. The word that was spoken was not the rhetoric of bygone days, it was in the now. We was lifted out of this world as the Holy Spirit moved on brother Green. This was the most awesome time of holy Ghost power and anointing we have witnessed. Ruth Shotts told us that she had not seen Bill minister with such anointing. We thank God for the gifts of the Spirit that were in manifestation also. We will never be the same. We welcome Bill, Jim and Ruth to come back and be with us again. Blessed is he that cometh in the NAME of the LORD. Oh, HALLELUYAH.