The $10.00 Spiritual Person Seminar


Now with white board teaching.
Available in South and Central Florida
Reserve one for church, business, or home.
Those who host do not pay
Best taught on Saturdays.
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
$10.00/ person/ session.
Checks or cash payable to “Jose Alvarez”
Brown bag or “fast food restaurant” lunch.
Phone: 305.299.0633
Email: citvnet@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.emergingusa.com/

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

1. Who am I in Christ?
2. What occurs in the new birth?
3. Biblical baptism is not what you think!
4. What is a spiritual person?
5. How do I become a spiritual person?
6. How Do I Reveal Christ
7. Why do I need the cross to reveal Christ?
8. How do I become transformed into Christ’s image?
9. What does it mean to have a renewed mind?
10. MY body has been redeemed?
11. I have been glorified with Christ?

 

WHO AM I IN CHRIST?

Christianity is a superhuman person.

The reality of who I am in Christ is not my conscious reality of my thoughts and feelings.

 

WHAT OCCURS IN THE NEW BIRTH?

Apostle Watchman Nee‘s example of The Book and the new birth.

The six historical events at your new birth.

 

BIBLICAL BAPTISM IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK?

Baptism is becoming a pickle!

 

HOW DO I BECOME A SPIRITUAL PERSON?

A study of 1 Corinthians Chapter Two

The New Man in Ephesians 4: 22 and Colossians 3:9

 

WHY DO I NEED THE CROSS TO REVEAL CHRIST?

Mat 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

 

HOW IS CHRIST REVEALED THROUGH ME?

You will understand the following:
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1.  God’s rhema word

2. The mysteries of God

3. The patterns of God

4. God’s Wisdom

5. The revelation of Christ is all you need.

 

HOW AM I TRANSFORMED INTO CHRIST”S IMAGE?

2Co 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh (worked out) for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE A RENEWED MIND?

Why the mind must be renewed and the human body must not be in opposition to the renewed mind.

Ro 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

Ro 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

 

MY BODY HAS BEEN REDEEMED? HOW?

Ro 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

Ro 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

 

I HAVE BEEN GLORIFIED WITH CHRIST? HOW?

Romans 8:30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified

 

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Bible Tips


  1. The spirit of a tyrant is that of Goliath who mocked Israel or the Pharaoh who controlled it. Every tyrant mocks and controls the nation which he governs. A David and Moses can defeat him through God.
  2. God created Adam and Eve with a free will to accept and reject Him. If He did not, He would have a bunch of Stepford Wives. Some want free will not to obey God but not free when it comes to God managing tragedy, sickness, war, premature death and disasters.
  3. The one thing that trumps so called faith in God is encounter and experience with the God in whom you put your faith. Real faith in God is belief, plus encounter, plus experience. To believe in God is not just mental ascent, but an initial encounter with Him which leads to a life time of intimate experience with Him.
  4. What’s the hullabaloo with the Big Bang theory? The Bible talks about it. It’s our trying to explain it without God which makes it big news. I don’t understand why people use science to try to disprove God. Science glorifies God. Science is the explanation of how God works.
  5. A leader makes a decision and executes it, quickly, then everybody reacts. Giuliani
  6. One of the greatest problems in the church is that folks do not know how to accredit their inheritance by faith.
  7. Someone said this. Clarity in communication trumps persuasion.
  8. Spiritual warfare does the opposite. Freedom from passive thinking needs proactivity in God’s will second to second.
  9. Watchman Nee said that the greatest bondage on the church by the devil is to create passive minds and thinking.
  10. One of Satan’s most successful strategies against the church has been to create passivity.
  11. Waiting on the Lord is not inactivity but total pro activity in His will.
  12. Every person has a poverty mentality in comparison to God’s inheritance in heaven. Renewing the mind by the Word is the key.
  13. The conditions of life are so different in the everlasting state that time conditions of life and happiness are no longer needed. Scott.
  14. Living heavenly places entails the renewal of the mind to enter its environment where all is increase, beauty and limitlessness.
  15. Many a prophecy is conditional. It takes obedience to make it come to pass. If we disobey God, it will remain a prophecy.
  16. Moses is the father of successful business growth using God’s wisdom and prudence.
  17. Truth simply stands. It never needs to defend itself and at the end always wins.
  18. Banks who want to teach about counterfeit bills have employees handle the real stuff and not the fake. So it is with truth.
  19. If the cross which kills who we were and uncovers who we are in Christ is not preached, how can the church become free?
  20. Holy Spirit obedience activates the law of the cross which puts to death who we were pre Christ and uncovers who are in Him.
  21. Our burial with Christ where everything becomes dust gives us the right to be recreated again by the breath of the Holy Spirit.
    The Christian tries to overcome the old, when Christ took care of that. The key is to press into the new. @GrahamCookeBBH
  22. We are the object of God’s love in Christ and His happy smile is on us, so dream big. @GrahamCookeBBH #leadership
  23. Man is dust. All can be recreated when blown by God. Christ destroyed the old. Go to the new where impossibilities are possible.
  24. The devils tactic is to make you think that Gods work in you is not complete.
  25. If you struggle with poverty you must give yourself out of it, for poverty is a demon
  26. Because Christ is the image of God, the arche and prototype of every created thing is in Him. If you have Christ, you have all.
  27. You must do all possible to constantly express and get the Christ out of you and into the world.
  28. When you live solely out of Christ’s newness, your increase and expansion are unlimited.
  29. You are more powerful, beautiful, and freer than what you imagine if Jesus is in you. It’s about delving into His newness.
  30. When you begin seeing how beautiful is the Jesus inside of you, you’ll start to feel beautiful.
  31. The rule of God is greater than the laws of men. Graham Cooke @emergingusa #bibletips #BibleStudy
  32. The church is a man and his name is Christ Jesus.
  33. The devils greatest lie on the church is to place the function of the church in the hands of the few and encourage others to be pew sitters
  34. Watchman Nee said that the Christian life is three words. Sit, walk, stand. He is so right!
    The Christian life. Christ works in and we work out, what He worked in.
    The Christian life is position and manifestation. Position can’t be seen.
    Manifestation is the experience of position. It takes obedience.
  35. A Christian is a pickle. A cucumber is pickled when baptized in vinegar. A Christian is pickled to Christ’s image when baptized in the Spirit.
  36. God wants to deliver you from generational roots, but if you hold them, He can’t Some folks love their old roots
  37. The devil is terrified of the church’s recognition that all she needs is in Christ. He will do everything to distract from that.
  38. Pharaoh saw many miracles. Had many chances to repent. Then he drowns in the Red Sea. Are you a pharaoh? Beware!
  39. Adorned is cosmetics. The Holy Spirit has prepared, cosmeticized and beautified all things.
  40. The cross is Gods device for the revelation of Christ and all of His treasures inside of you. There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all Peter Drucker .
  41. God never ceases working in me and I work externally using the same procedures which I see Him intuitively working.
  42. Always write down your ideas. @richardbranson
  43. Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. ~Benjamin Franklin. This is what people long for!
  44. Heaven is the return to the default state of God’s creation before sin came.
  45. God told me, use your resources wisely, but use them! Don’t hoard. Be a channel of God’s resources. You can’t out give Him!
  46. Poverty is a demon. Spiritual warfare is dong the opposite. One way to break out of poverty is to give yourself out of it.
  47. Eternity is the result of being restored to the archetypes of God’s creation. All archetypes are in Christ. This is why you need Him.
  48. God will create the most for us in the visible when we focus the most on His invisible.
  49. All have a conscience regardless of belief. If you deny the existence of God, you deny yourself, for God speaks to all in the conscience.
  50. How do I know that Jesus is real? Experience! If you believe about Him you will doubt. You need to experience Him for yourself.
  51. There are 4 ways how Jesus speaks. Revelation, gut feeling, heart wishes and conscience.
  52. It’s not about begging God to do something. When you get to the place or learn what God wants you to, He will open the door.
  53. God works in mysteries to hide His treasures from people who hate Him but would love to have them for their own gain
  54. Jesus is the archetypes of God’s creation. When you have Jesus, you have perfection.
  55. If the voice of emotional pain is greater than the voice of the Holy Spirit the former will drown out the latter

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If A Christian Were a Pickle Why Would Life Be Splendid?


I am gathering notes for my upcoming E Book, The ABC of Living in the Spirit.

I wrote this many years back. I find it so good; I needed to share it with you.

It just shows that if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus you already have everything you need.

The problem is one of entering and living in the new identity, existence or being which are already ours.

The one who fights us from entering in is our double mindedness.

Or as motivational speaker, Loly Daskal says, “Our own contradictions.”

Blessings

Jose

 Gal 3:27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ( submerged into the domain, sphere, or world of Christ’s influence and sovereignty ) have put on Christ (now wear Christ, whom as clothes which totally cover us, influences and affects back through us to conform us into His image.)

I once read an excellent example of Biblical baptism.  In the days of Christ there was a recipe to create a “pickled” vegetable.  It was said that a vegetable was BAPTISED into THE LOCATION or SPHERE of a vinegar solution.  After a while, the vinegar WORKED INSTRUMENTALLY BACK through the vegetable and “pickled” it.

Tofu, likewise, acquires the taste and texture of any food that it is baptized into.

We can say that with whatever food the tofu is BAPTISED INTO, it is INSTRUMENTALLY influenced back by that food to make the tofu like it.

At a meeting several weeks ago, I saw several visions of the earth, as a globe. The Lord told me, that this was the world of the Holy Spirit, and that we need to live in it.

During the worship time I dedicated myself to going deeper into the world of the Spirit.   I suddenly saw within this world the availability of everything, as all solutions to all human needs were place and positioned in different places along the sides of this world.

By the availability of everything, I mean that all things are possible, because all things that pertain to humanity were positioned in God’s reconciled, whole, and restored state.

I saw that every disease could be healed, and every problem had an answer, because there was no disease, but only the completed healing of it, in the world of the Spirit.

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Tofu


What is the Baptism of the Holy Ghost? It’s kind of like tofu. I will explain.

When John the Baptist baptized the Lord Jesus River for the repentance of sins, the Lord was submerged underneath the water. This act of submergence and His emerging out of the water had much more significance than the simple physical act of plunging into the waters of the Jordan.

Symbolically speaking, when the Lord was immersed in the water He portrayed the burying of humanity’s old life without God.

His coming up out of the water was symbolic of humanity coming forth out into a new life free from sin, to serve the living God.

In my case, days after being baptized into the Atlantic Ocean, I started to experience a freedom from sinful habits that I had not been able to until then. The simple act of submersion and emergence from those cold February waters had an influence or effect back on me.  The immersion and emergence from the waters had in a way set me free.

The baptism of in the Holy Spirit has the very same effect on us, just in a different dimension.

Mark 1:8  I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you (Immerse, and submerge you) with ( Greek grammar case of location. Not “with” but “in”; residing within a location, or a domain, world and its sovereignty) the Holy Ghost.

While John baptized INTO the water for the forgiveness of sins, the Lord Jesus baptizes INTO the Holy Ghost.  Why is the baptism in the Holy Spirit so important?

Mat 26:41  Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing,  (Greek: a “ready mind”)  but the flesh is weak.

The world of the Spirit is as that of a “continual ready mind” or a mind that is in perpetual state of readiness, while the world of the flesh is weak and infirm.

Biblical baptism entails the imbuement or submersion of one object into a second object. The submergence or immersion of the first item into a second item places the first item into the location or inside the world or domain where the second item resides.

Once within the sphere of the second item’s world, this latter one can now exercise its influence back upon the first one, even to the point of changing the first item to resemble it, by permeating it with its qualities and characteristics.

The effect of the second item working its effect and influence back through to the first item as it permeates it and changes it is called the instrumentality of the second object.

Galatians 3:27 tells us that we are located in the sphere of the world of Christ, so that Christ can work instrumentally back through us, by affecting us, to conform us to His image.

Gal 3:27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ(submerged into the domain, sphere, or world of Christ’s influence and sovereignty ) have put on Christ (now wear Christ, whom as clothes which totally cover us, influences and affects back through us to conform us into His image.)

I once read an excellent example of Biblical baptism.  In the days of Christ there was a recipe to create a “pickled” vegetable.  It was said that a vegetable was BAPTISED into THE LOCATION or SPHERE of a vinegar solution.  After a while, the vinegar WORKED INSTRUMENTALLY BACK through the vegetable and “pickled” it.

Tofu, likewise, acquires the taste and texture of any food that it is baptized into.  We can say that with whatever food the tofu is BAPTISED INTO, it is INSTRUMENTALLY influenced back by that food to make the tofu like it.

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Bahamian coffee with Nassau Royale

 

You Must Become a Pickle to Live


Rom 6:3 Or are you ignorant that whoever are baptized into Christ Jesus, are baptized into His death?

Rom 6:4 We, then, were entombed together with Him through baptism into death, that, even as Christ was roused from among the dead through the glory of the Father, thus we also should be walking in newness of life.”

Rom 6:5 For if we have become planted together in the likeness of His death, nevertheless we shall be of the resurrection also,

There are some things which make  Christianity isolated from every other religion in the world.

Who, or what, is a Christian?

I marvel when I hear people “loosely claim” to be Christians, and yet live with no Christ likeness in their lives.

If you are a Christian, you become transformed, or metamorphosized, to be like Christ.

I shudder at those who claim to be Christians and yet support wholesale abortion.

Christ, who is the author of life, is a contradiction to death. There is something malevolent with this “so called” Christianity.

Accepting Christ is not a state of mind.  Believing, is not a mental ascent. You don’t say I believe in Christ, and then have little or nothing to do with Him. That is hypocrisy.

To accept Christ is surrender, encounter, and a way of life. There is acknowledgment that you need God in your life.  You invite Jesus to take over, possess you, and become the loving master and guide of your life.

John 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

The process of inviting Jesus in our lives is called to become “born again.”

More accurately, it is the procedure of baptism.

Rom 6:3 Or are you ignorant that whoever are baptized into Christ Jesus, are baptized into His death?

Biblical baptism, is unlike to our Western act of immersing someone, or sprinkling him with water.

The old process of transforming a cucumber into a pickle was called baptism. This is the true baptism of the Bible.

The cucumber was “baptized” INTO a vinegar solution. The vinegar then effectually  worked  back THROUGH the cucumber to “pickle it” or alter it into a pickle. The cucumber was converted into something that it was not. This is the implication of what it means to be a Christian.

When a person accepts Jesus Christ, he becomes baptized into Christ. The arriving Holy Spirit immerses, or “pickles” the person INTO everything who Christ is, and all that He went through. When Christ died, you died, when He resurrected you resurrected, by virtue that you are “pickled” or baptized INTO Him.

Because you are submerged INTO Him, or His world, Christ then effectively works back THROUGH you, and pickles you with Himself.

Rom 6:3 Or are you ignorant that whoever are baptized into Christ Jesus, are baptized into His death?

Rom 6:4 We, then, were entombed together with Him through baptism into death, that, even as Christ was roused from among the dead through the glory of the Father, thus we also should be walking in newness of life.”

You became a cadaver just like Him. Let’s reflect on the state of a corpse.  A dead man is the most liberated of all human beings. He has no sin. He does not curse, he is not hooked on drugs, nor is he embittered with anger. A corpse has no disease.

Spiritually, a corpse has no trace of life in him. Every smidgeon of life departed him, at the moment that he expired. You, dear Christian, have been baptized or pickled INTO the corpse of Christ, as well as the death process that brought Him to the point of death.

You are free from sin, because you are a corpse. You enjoy the total freedom which a corpse relishes. I reiterate, that when a corpse dies, every trace of life leaves his body. Your old life; your life of brokenness, rejection, disease, and pain, every hurt, and every aching memory is no more. It has left forever!

Rom 6:5 For if we have become planted together in the likeness of His death, nevertheless we shall be of the resurrection also,

Being a corpse is not the final stage for the Christian. For those who experience the death of Christ, they will also experience His powerful resurrection life. They have being pickled into His resurrection and are presently resurrected. We must learn to live from resurrection power through the revelation of the Word of God.

Rom 6:4 We, then, were entombed together with Him through baptism into death, that, even as Christ was roused from among the dead through the glory of the Father, thus we also should be walking in newness of life.”

Then we were entombed or co buried with Christ. We are pickled into Christ’s burial.  A buried cadaver is no longer seen, or remembered, and  rots away. Our old identity is no more.

By being pickled into Christ’s death and burial, we have lost both our sin filled broken life, our old identity, and the memories of who we were. We are now something that we have never been before.

This old life left our body, and the eternal life of Christ Himself entered our body.

Christian there is nothing in you of what you used to be!  When a cadaver goes to a morgue, he has his blood drained, and gets filled with formaldehyde.   Your life and blood and everything that personified who you were, is GONE, GONE, GONE!

You are now pickled with the   powerful eternal, incorruptible and glorious resurrection life.

We have a life that we never had. We have an identity that we never were. As I prayed, God disclosed to me that this is now part of my identity.

Daniel 10:4  And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;

5  Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:

6  His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.

Daniel describes what we are now pickled into.

 Truly we have become a new creation in Christ. This is called metamorphosis, the crux of the Christian faith. What other so called faith claims this?  Where else can you get pickled?

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Baptizing, Africa Style! ( A Picture Album )


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Mary getting down from the truck at the scene of the baptisms in Maasai Land in Mashuruu, Kenya

 

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Getting ready to baptize in a cattle through

 

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Getting ready to baptize in a cattle through

 

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Getting ready to baptize in a cattle through

 

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Baptizing in massive Lake Victoria, Kenya. A dream come true. Who says that God does not fulfill the desires of our heart?

 

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As it happens frequently; Africans get slained by the Spirit of the Living God as they get baptized. This the Lake Victoria aftermath! Glory

 

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The truck that carried the “baptized to be” in Mashuuru Kenya

 

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A precious Maasai woman ready to be baptized. Twenty years ago the Maasais had not heard the Name of Jesus. Today they are getting saved daily.

 

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As it happens frequently; Africans get slained by the Spirit of the Living God as they get baptized.

 

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As it happens frequently; Africans get slained by the Spirit of the Living God as they get baptized.

 

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Glory Hallelujah for the mighty power of God!

 

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Glory Hallelujah for the mighty power of God!

 

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As it happens frequently; Africans get slained by the Spirit of the Living God as they get baptized.

 

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The ultimate baptism. After preaching for twelve days my wife Mary and friends receive a baptism of rest from the Lord.

 

The Nyamira Kenya Bible Conference: The Teacher’s Notes: Part Five


Time in the Presence of God Liberates Us

2Thess 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

The word for “destroy” means to make useless, idle or ineffective, the works of the Evil One.

Thorough Purity Liberates Us

John 14:30  Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

Absolute binding of the enemy can only occur, when each and every part of our lives have come into conformity with the will of the Lord, and the enemy is forbidden a place or space where he can afflict us

There is no absolutely no relationship between the demonic and Jesus.

Eph 4:27  Neither give place to the devil.

Another version renders “giving place”, as the construction of an airport runway.  Any time that we disobey the Lord, we automatically build an airport runway on our bodies for demons to land.

Romans 10:10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession(Homologia) is made unto salvation.

True confession is the verbal confession that describes accurately what is inside of us.

Rev 12:11  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

The true Greek interpretation; we have overcome Satan by means of the blood of the lamb and by means of the word of our martyrdom.

Mat 12:43  When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

He travels continually throughout differing arid places “seeking a cessation of his now unpleasant circumstances” (because he has been cast out of the man), and in no way finds it (showing the necessity the demons have to have a living being).

Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

I will return into my house whence I came out, and having come, finds it vacant and occupied, and in a perfected state of being swept, and cosmetically adorned.

2 Tim 1:9  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

Called us with an holy calling   The holiness of the Lord is what cuts or sets us apart from the world so that God can use us for His sacred, uniquely rare, and highly specialized eternal purposes.  This is the opposite of what the world is involved at large. The common purposes entangling the masses are what God calls the profane.  My father has always told me “Jose, remember, the crowd is usually wrong.”

Ezekiel 44:23  And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

The calling of God entails first an invitation for us to become born again.  This calling however must lead us into our spiritual vocation, which is holy, cut from the world, and highly specialized in a military fashion of sorts.  If as believers we are simply content to become born again, but do not allow the Lord to separate us enough from the profane, we will not enter into the fullness of our spiritual vocation and will have missed our calling.

Exo 26:33  And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.

And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.

The American College Dictionary defines for us testimony as “ evidence in support of a fact or statement.” Therefore, within the Ark of the Covenant resides the complete and absolute evidence that supports all the facts of whom God really is.  In other words the fullness of God dwells inside.  Therefore the church’s great responsibility is to give to the world at large with preciseness, who God really is.  It must so fully declare Him that the world has all the facts that it needs, to accept God or reject Him.  In reality, the testimony of God is no different to the testimonies given by witnesses in a courtroom.  The purpose of testimonies is to give a jury with enough factual evidence that will allow it to reach a truthful verdict.

Not With Human Flesh

Heb 8:5  Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

When Moses was about to build the tabernacle for God, God cautioned him to accurately construct it in accordance to a specific pattern that He would show him.  The Lord has a particular and unique pattern of ministerial construction for every local assembly, and every corporate and personal ministry.  In our Greek scriptures the word “admonished” is defined as “divine instruction according to revelation.” This is an exhortation for us to cautiously build our ministries step by step in line with the Holy Spirit’s wishes.

Rev 5:5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

The brilliancy and the glory of the original blueprint of a NT fellowship in the heavenly realm create a shadow, or an outline, to those who have been called to faithfully reproduce it here on earth. Our great responsibility is to reproduce it to the heavenly original with the greatest of earthly accuracy.

The blessings of God will fall upon this fellowship in proportion to how accurately it has been reproduced in “accordance with the pattern shown in the mount.”

Heb 8:2  A minister ( a religious minister) of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not( “in no case”  absolute negative) man.

Greek: A minister of the sanctuary and of the authentic and “built according to the blueprint of God” tabernacle of God, which the Lord fixed in place, and had absolutely nothing to do with man.  The church of God must be built upon the authenticity and genuineness of God’s pattern.

Heb 11:10  For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder(technician, architect or craftsman)and maker(the author of a work) is God.

Acts 17:24  God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands

Greek: Absolutely never dwells in handmade temples

Heb 9:23  It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

24For Christ is not entered(absolutely never made by hands.) into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Heb 9:11  But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

Greek:  A greater and more perfect tabernacle, absolutely never made with hands, and not of this creation.

It cannot be of the earthly or fleshly creation.

Our hands cannot touch it.

God’s must be genuine and correct according to the heavenly plan.

It has nothing to do with man’s agendas and plans.

The Lord must be the one to author and build it.

Ministers and Money

Eph 4:14  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

Greek:  By the “spiritual dice playing” of men in which they work around you with the goal of implementing the methodology of error.

Beware of the “winds of doctrine” about financial prosperity that are not scriptural.

Romans 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

“Doctrines of men” activate the methods of error, and suppresses the righteousness of God.  God’s righteousness is the visible manifestation of His glorious deeds upon the earth.  If we teach, or are taught what is wrong, the activity of the Spirit of God is restricted in proportion to the error.

1Tim 6:5  Perverse disputings of men of corrupt  ( thoroughly corrupted)  minds, and destitute (defrauded) of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness (esteeming as the law or the custom of the land that material acquisition brings godliness): from such withdraw thyself.

John 1:2  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

New Testament prosperity comes from two words that mean a “good road” or a  “good path”.   This implies success or accomplishing in an expeditious matter what we have set out to do.  If we want to have true success in our finances as believers, our success must start with a prosperous spiritual condition.

Matthew 6:24  No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Greek: You cannot be a slave to two lords… You will hate one, and love the other one unconditionally…you will embrace one; and think little of the other…Ye cannot be a slave to God and to material acquisitions.

Matthew six and twenty four is another one of those “famous” proportional scriptures.  To the extent that we embrace material gain for selfish motives is to the same extent that we will think little of, and hate the Lord.  By hating the Lord, I mean to say that we will hate what He requires from us that regard the yielding up of the material wealth that we dearly embrace. Our ability to obey the Lord, as Lord, will be restricted likewise to the extent that we are submitted to the lordship of material gain.

1 Tim 6:6  But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Greek (paraphrase & my thoughts):  What is great gain is (not selfish material acquisition but) godliness with contentment.

Contentment  – Is a most interesting word.  It is defined as the state of being so filled with the Spirit of God that the believer is self-sufficient solely in the fullness of the Spirit.  By this self-sufficiency I mean, that the Christian is totally free or independent from being swayed or trapped by the sufficiency that comes from external circumstances and worldly affairs.   His or her sole sufficiency is in the Lord and not upon external means. This type of believers are content with having little or much, because they independently self-sufficient from the world, and solely dependent and self-sufficient in the revelation of the Lord Jesus.

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

I love how the Greek NT scholar Marvin Vincent translates this scripture; “ We brought nothing into this world because we can carry nothing out.”

 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

Greek:  And having food and covering we shall be self-sufficient in the Lord.

  But they that will(to plan for and deliberately purpose to ) be rich fall into temptation( the trials of the devil and sin) and a snare (the same word used for a snare used to catch birds and beasts, unaware), and into many foolish(void of understanding)  and hurtful( injurious)  lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.( which cause men to sink into destruction and perdition)

Destruction: Destruction has to do with many types of earthly calamities, bondages, and illnesses that come to plague people as they make it their chief aim to become rich

Perdition – Perdition can also be termed as destruction, but many times it is the outcome of the destruction brought by the love of money.  Perdition can contain within it both spiritual and eternal aspects. The calamities brought by the love of money on many occasions send people to hell because the lord mammon has taken the precedence over the Lord Jesus.

Revelation 9:11  And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

The name Appollyon, which the angel of the bottomless pit, comes from the same root word for perdition.  Both are defined as “destroyer” and “destruction.” I believe that that the danger of the Christian seeking material acquisitions is self-explanatory.

  for the love of money (a fond love) is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after( to stretch out after to grasp) they have erred from the faith ( to be led astray from the truth and into idolatry), and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (grief, distress and pain.)

Greek:  For “a”(not “the”) root of all types of what is injurious, destructive and harmful is the fondness of money

The TDNT reference book has the following definitions for the “erring from the faith” that comes to some Christians who have a fondness for material gain.  Secular deceiving, leading into idolatry, or offending the will of the Lord, is some of them.

  But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

I simply love the word “flee”! Our English word for fugitive comes from this word. Several dictionary definitions such as a runaway, a person who is fleeing, or someone who takes to flight describes the fugitive.  My friends, we must be fugitives from the love of selfish material gain.

Likewise, I love the word “follow after”, which is none else than the word for persecute!

My friends, we must be fugitives from the love money and persecute instead righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and meekness!

Righteousness:  The visible and righteous exhibitions of the works of the invisible God through our lives.  Likewise, righteousness is also the outward results of the grace or labor that the Lord performs within us. We must be “living molds” of the image of the Lord Jesus Christ, the outcome of the super human labor of the revealed Christ, and not the bondage brought through our own efforts by the works of the law.  Persecute this!

Godliness A life that is entirely pleasing to God. Persecute this!

Faith Living by “the faith of God” which is found in His rhema word, as we restrict our lives to the voice of the Spirit.  Persecute this!

Love Unconditional, sacrificial love, for our neighbor and brethren.  Persecute this!

Patience: Loving endurance with the quirks and hang-ups of others.  Persecute this!

Meekness This is the conclusive mark of the “love slave” of God!  It is the yielding up of all of our rights to the Lord.  Persecute this!

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Greek: Athletically agonize in the beautifully athletic conflict of faith.

Grasp and make for your own eternal life now on earth.

In which you have confessed a beautiful confession. (Confession is the reality of what lies inside of us as expressed outwardly through an honest mouth.  A beautiful confession can only come forth from a beautiful life.)

That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Greek   Guard, and watch over carefully, to fully do, the commandment without blemish, free from vice, and with nothing that the devil or man can take a hold of, or point an accusatory finger at.

  Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy

Nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God,   “Nor to hope in the riches of uncertainty.”

Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy   Who supplies us richly from His own resources.

That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Ready to distribute   Always ready to impart with openhanded liberality.

Willing to communicate   The TDNT defines this rare New Testament word as “belonging or appointed to     society” or “gladly giving others a share.”

“Willing to communicate” comes from the word for fellowship, which is to “have in common.”

  Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Greek:  Treasuring up for themselves a beautiful foundation into the future so that they may be free in the present time to grasp and make their own eternal life.

2 Corinthians 9:6  But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Greek: “He that soweth upon a blessing shall reap upon a blessing.”

What the apostle Paul has in mind when he tells us to sow bountifully is that our sowing must be of such quality and in such quantity that it will reach to produce a real blessing upon someone else.  Such a man or woman will reap a blessing back from the Lord.  Mother Teresa said, “We must love until it hurts.”

The Word of God

I Tim 1:3  As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

Doctrine that deviates from the truth because its essence, quality, and measure comes from another source, which is not founded on the words that make up the gospel.

2 Timothy 1:13  Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

(Greek: Hold fast to the model of healthy or wholesome words, which thou hast heard from me.

Many of us can remember building a model car or airplane. Once we had the model built we mounted it up high on a shelf for all to see.  We must likewise have the Word of God as one of the primary models in our lives mounted high before our eyes. This model of the gospel must be built out of something that is called sound words.

“Sound words” is a medical term that means healthy or wholesome. Sound words are healthy because they are true or are in accordance with what is factual about the Word of God.

It is impossible for us to build a model of healthy words that we can frame before our eyes to unless we know the Word of God in truth or in accordance to fact. To know the Word of God in fact implies that we must do some serious study of the Word before we can truly know it in truth.

Titus 2:7  In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

Incorruptness: Our knowledge of the Word of God must be so thorough that our teaching cannot be subject to the decay of time, error, or the opposition that comes from those that challenge our teaching.  When we live in accordance to a model of God’s incorrupt doctrine, our doctrine will finally vindicate us even if the wide world says that we are wrong. The Lord will lift us up and put those that oppose us to shame. 

Incorruptness must stand the test of eternity in that an incorrupt nature cannot be subject to decay. Our knowledge and obedience to the Word of God will have an everlasting impact on our lives.  Let us look at the following scripture;

Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Inspiration: All scripture is God breathed and is therefore profitable for teaching

Reproof:  Intimate knowledge of the scriptures brings correction to us by exposing sin and blind spots in our life. If we heed to the exposure brought to us through the Word it will brings us freedom in Christ.

Correction : Correction here means to be restored to an upright state resulting in salvation.  Do you notice the order?  Reproof brings exposure of sin.  If we heed we start to become free. As we become free the Word of God then starts to restore us to an upright state

Instruction:  This talks about mentoring and discipling and the final release into our ministry. Exposure, restoration, mentoring, and call to ministry.

That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Greek: The man or woman of God becomes thoroughly equipped and furnished by the Word of God for every Spirit led work; The man or woman of God is equipped and fitted with every necessary piece of equipment by the Word of God for anything that the Lord might have for him or her need to do.

 When we went to battle Sadam Hussein in the Persian Gulf in great part we won because we were thoroughly equipped with the best of arms, technique, and personnel.  It is our deep knowledge of God’s Word that furnishes us with the spiritual equipment necessary to successfully carry out God’s holy missions.

1Tim2:4  Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto(INTO) the knowledge (EPIGNOSIN) of the truth.

Philemon 1:6  That the communication (fellowship) of thy faith may become effectual (ENERGES) by the acknowledging (FULL KNOWLEDGE) of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

John 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Jesus is telling us, is the truth shall free us in the exact proportion to the correct understanding and performance that we have of it. Our misunderstanding of scriptures through error, a lack of meditation or study, or because we have turned them into a “doctrine of men” will not free us.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Greek: In the beginning was the logos, and the logos was in fellowship and communion with God, and God was the logos.

With God: Not that Jesus was with God as one who was next or along Him, but as one that is with God because He lives in continual fellowship and communion with Him.

The word was God. More correctly, “God was the logos”.  Jesus, as God the Son, is first found in an eternal and continual communion with God the Father, so He can then come to mankind as the logos word, which translated and interpreted to us the conceptuality of the Father.

John 1:2  The same was in the beginning with God.

This one was from all eternity is in constant communion and fellowship with God. (John repeats the theme of verse one to emphasize the complete sufficiency of Jesus to assume the role of  “God, the logos word” to humanity.

The word of God is comprised of the logos and the rhema word.  Both are essential in furnishing us with the fullness of God’s knowledge and will, both as individual believers and corporately in our churches.  The logos word defines God in general concepts and ideas to give us the “big picture” of who God is.

The rhema word is a moment-to-moment part of the logos word uttered by the voice of God’s Spirit and “tailored made” to equip us with God’s commands, guidance, and the fulfillment of our needs in accordance to our specific circumstances.

John 1:1  In the beginning was the LOGOS (word), and the LOGOS(word) was with God, and the LOGOS(word) was God.

Matthew 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every RHEMA that proceedeth( from moment to moment) out of the mouth of God.

 The Cross (God’s Surgical Instrument That Make Him Visible)

1 Corinthians 1:23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

We preach Christ as being crucified: One of the gifts inside of Christ

The law of the cross is energized through obedience

2 Cor 4:10  Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

11For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

Gal 3:27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ( submerged into the domain, sphere, or world of Christ’s influence and sovereignty ) have put on Christ (now wear Christ, whom as clothes which totally cover us, influences and affects back through us to conform us into His image.)

John 12:49  For I have not spoken of myself ( LOCATION: (Jesus is located within, or submerged into the Father) I absolutely have not uttered anything from my independent and exclusive self); but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment (The instrumentality of the Father working back through Jesus), what I should say, and what I should speak. (So permeated Jesus the Father, as to give to Him both the utterances and expressions of speech, and the content of the speech carried by them)

John 8;28  Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he ( I am) , and that I do nothing of myself (and that from my independent and exclusive self I do nothing); but as my Father hath taught me( but as the Father has instrumentally penetrated, affected, and influenced me) I speak these things (these things I utter and express prophetically, by that divine influence which has permeated me.)

Mat 10;19  But when they deliver you up, take no thought ( don’t try to figure out or speculate) how or what ye shall speak (how the expressions and utterances of prophetic speech will come out, or what their content will be): for it shall be given you in that same hour( in the very moment that you need it) what ye shall speak.(what you shall speak prophetically)

for it is not ye that speak (For it is absolutely not you expressing and uttering forth out by your own strength) , but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in (instrumental BY) you.(But the Spirit of your Father expressing Himself back through you)

1 Cor 12:3  Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by(both the domain, location, and sphere, of the world of Christ and the instrumentality or influence of its working back through us) the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

2 Cor 13:3  Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me,(Location; domain, sphere) which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you (Instrumentality: The greatest display of Christ’s power and prophetical speech as He is located within us, is in His ministry through us to others.)

Mat 8:8  The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only  By a word, or by the instrumentality of a word.  The word itself healed the servant), and my servant shall be healed.

Herein we see the power of the world of the Spirit.  The Greek tells us, “speak by a logos word,” not the logos word, but “a” logos word, making it into a specific word with a content of healing, or a rhema word.

“By” a logos word” tells us that it is the word itself influencing and affecting the situation, causes the healing.  Jesus did not heal the servant.  The rhema word of God working through Jesus is the one, which healed.  Jesus’ life was so submerged in the Spirit of God, that He lived in the domain of supernatural faith found within this world.  Secondly, He lived in the world in which all is new and reconciled to God, and all is available.  The faith released through Him inside the word that He spoke, caused the word itself to heal the servant.

Hebrews 4:2  For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith ( The word “mixed” is defined as the beating, melting, or tempering together of equal measures of two alloys, the rhema word and faith, to create the element termed as the power of God) in them that heard it

Matthew 8:16  When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word (By the instrumentality of the word; Jesus did not cast out the devils, but the word of God operating in Him), and healed all that were sick:

Luke 4:32  And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with (Instrumental)  power.(His word had the “instrumentality of authority”; The word itself, in the domain of the Spirit, exercises God’s jurisdiction over the works of the enemy in the same way that a state trooper exercises jurisdiction over the interstate highways.

Luke 7:7  Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word( By a word or by the instrumentality of a word. The word itself healed the servant), and my servant shall be healed.

Luke 11:20  But if I with the finger of God(By the instrumentality of the Spirit; Jesus did not cast out the devils. The rhema word originated in the Spirit and operating through Jesus, cast out the devil) cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

Doing Nothing From Myself

John 7:17  If any man will do his will( If any one out of His own will desires to do God’s will) he shall know of the doctrine( Instrumental: teaching), whether it be of God, or whether I speak of ( from the edge of; the idea of separation or departure from) myself.( exclusively and independently from myself as a source and from none other.)

Jesus never did or spoke anything, which originated from Himself. Everything He did, originated from the Father, and was revealed to Jesus through the Holy Spirit.  Secondly, Jesus never did anything that was exclusively His ideas, agenda or timetable.  Everything, which he planned and carried out, was inclusive of what the Father desired.  Finally every action, which He took, and every word, which He spoke, was in dependency to the workings of the Holy Spirit within Him.  The Lord Jesus never acted independently from the Father.

This was the key to the Lord’s supernatural faith and miracle working power. The fact that while on the earth, the Lord lived dependent, inclusive, and originated everything with the Father, shows us the depth of Jesus life in the world of the Holy Spirit.

This is what Jesus means when he tells us that He does nothing from Himself.

To the degree that we do not seek ourselves as the ones from whom anything originates, and then carry it out independently and exclusively from God, will automatically live in the teaching of the Father.

He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

They that speak independently, selfishly, and exclusive, of the Spirit of God, seeks their own glory…(but they which from the world of the Spirit, allowing for the Spirit to permeate and work back through them, will be seeking the glory of God, and will speak ecstatically, prophetically, and under divine impulse, as oracles of God that will bring forth His glory.)

John 8;28  Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he ( I am) , and that I do nothing of myself (and that I do nothing independently and exclusively from the Father); but as my Father hath taught me( but as the Father has instrumentally penetrated, affected, and influenced me) I speak these things (these things I utter, express, and speak prophetically, by that divine influence which has permeated me.)

John 12:49  For I have not spoken of myself ( LOCATION: (Jesus is located within, or submerged into the Father) I absolutely have not uttered anything independently and exclusively from the Father); but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment (The instrumentality of the Father working back through Jesus), what I should say, and what I should speak. (So permeated Him the Father as to give Him both the utterances and expressions of speech, and the contents of them)

John 6:28  Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?

29  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God (The Father works His works back through the disciples, as He affects and influences them in proportion to how much he or she submerges into the world of the Spirit.), that ye believe on him (Greek “INTO”; location, domain, submerging into) whom he hath sent.

John 8:38  I speak  (INSTRUMENTALITY: to utter and express prophetically (not the content of the speech)) that which I (What I) have seen ( To see with a spiritual discernment which causes me to understand) with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

John 3:11  Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know (We utter prophetically what we know instinctively in the Spirit in one moments time, and not as needing the acquisition of knowledge in the continuum of time), and testify ( but bear acquired knowledge as with a prophetic vision) that we have seen (only when we see with discernment and understanding); and ye receive not our witness.

Simple prophecy does not need our understanding, but an instinctive knowing in our spirits of what the Father is doing.

However, in order to bear witness, as in seeing and explaining a detailed prophetic vision (in a sequence of pictures or details), we need to see in the Spirit with discernment and not just as a simple glancing.

Hearing the voice of the Spirit allows us to administer the kingdom step by step along the “continuum in time” of what we are hearing.

John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father, which hath sent me.

“Judging”, in the verse above is the administration of God’s kingdom in the Spirit.

Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion(Greek “corresponding to the word) of faith;(belonging to faith)

Prophecy is faith in one of its manifestation, this manifestation being in the “the word belonging to faith, or which is produced in the spirit as an expression of faith.

Faith, which produces a rhema word, is the FAITH OF GOD working in us.  The rhema word is a translation of God’s faith into a medium that we can discern, minister externally, and understand. When we minister the rhema word we are ministering the faith that God Himself has.

Prophecy is God’s faith in the verbal expression of His rhema word.  Therefore, prophecy is faith, and must be given by faith.

Prophecy therefore does not need our understanding, but a simple instinctive knowing of the “corresponding word” (proportion of faith), which God by His faith, or God’s faith, produced in us.

To the proportion that we hear or see the word is to the proportion that we prophesy.

The Natural versus the Spiritual Christian

As we begin tackling the issue of walking in the spirit it is vitally important that we understand that there are three types of people, and two types of believers.  There is the carnal, (sarkikos or fleshly) the natural,(psychikos; or psychological man: the man of the soul, or psyche) and the spiritual.(pneumatikos; or spiritual  man: the man of the spirit, air, or breath)  Believers are either natural or spiritual. God desires all of us to be “pneumatic Christians; discerning the breath of the Spirit of the living God.”  Unfortunately most of us function as natural people. Let us finish our study today by looking at the second chapter of first Corinthians.

1Cor 2:9  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

But God hath revealed them( taking the lid off) unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth(sounds out) all things, yea, the deep things of God.

For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

These verses explain to us that the only way for us to know instinctively the things of God is through our spirit.  God only knows how many times, and sadly enough, have we put wheels to God’s visions and plans upon the whims of our intellect and reasoning.  Now wonder our churches are so weak!

But the natural man(psychikos) ( receiveth(to welcome with open rams) not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (to investigate, examine and determine something so as to render a decision)

15  But he that is spiritual(pneumatikos) judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

A New World System is Found in the Baptism of the Spirit

Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Newness-recently made, new in kind, quality, substance and essence.  It is unused, unworn, unprecedented, novel, and unheard of. This is not talking about age.

Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

Newness-recently made, new in kind, quality, substance and essence.  It is unused, unworn, unprecedented, novel, and unheard of. This is not talking about age.

Gal 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

This world system has been eternally crucified to us so that we can live in the world system of the Holy Spirit.

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Newness-recently made, new in kind, quality, substance and essence.  It is unused, unworn, unprecedented, novel, and unheard of. This is not talking about age.

And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

As many as march as a spiritual soldier by the rule of finding their newness of life in the world system of the Holy Spirit, shalom peace upon them, and mercy, on the Israel of God.

Titus 3: 5  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Another birth, re-production, re-creation; the provision for reproduction in the world of the Holy Spirit is one that creates newness of life.

Newness-recently made, new in kind, quality, substance and essence.  It is unused, unworn, unprecedented, novel, and unheard of. This is not talking about age.

Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared (Perfect/ accusative) as a bride adorned(Perfect/ accusative)  for her husband.

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Newness-recently made, new in kind, quality, substance and essence.  It is unused, unworn, unprecedented, novel, unheard of. This is not talking about age.

2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in LOCATION, INSTRUMENTALITY) Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become (PERFECT TENSE; COMPLETION WITH ETERNAL IMPACT) new.

Newness-recently made, new in kind, quality, substance and essence.  It is unused, unworn, unprecedented, novel, unheard of. This is not talking about age.

I am convinced that if any believer commits him or herself to go deep enough into the world of the Spirit. They will experience healing from any and every disease or bondage, which is not related to the natural progression of age.   The deeper we live in the world of the Spirit, the more that we will enter a life that is diametrically opposed to the life here on earth.  It is the “spiritual Garden of Eden” new in kind, substance, essence, and quality; it the very life of heaven as opposed to the conditions here on earth.

1 Cor 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

Recently born, young and youthful.  Not talking about newness in essence, substance, kind or type.

Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Sincerity (Greek: “Judged by the rays of the sun”) A metamorphosis into the chronologically young and youthful spiritual man that will allow for a purity that allows for the sun’s rays to shine unhindered through the new man.

Truth What is correct and precise about God

A New Man Must be Created Who Can Function in the New World System of the Spirit

The essentials of a complete metamorphosis into the new man.

Mark 9:2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured (absolute metamorphosis) before them.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed (METAMORPHOSIS) by the renewing (OVERHAULING) of your mind, (THE MIND AS THE “NOUS”) that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Total overhaul of the mind into a new kind of mind in essence, type, substance and kind.  An intellect and understanding adapted to the world of the Holy Spirit. The new mind will metamorphosise the new man.

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

Eph 4: 22 That ye put off (AORIST MIDDLE TENSE- THE PROCESS OF PUTTING OFF UNTIL THE OLD MAN IS COMPLETELY PUT OFF; THE DEGREE THAT THE OLD MAN IS PUT OFF IS OUR SPIRITUAL RESPONSIBILITY; NOT THE LORD’S) concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

Continuing corruption that is lessened or increased in proportion to the lusts produced by what is deceitful.

And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; (THE MIND AS THE “NOUS”)

Overhauling of the mind in age and youthfulness.  This is not talking about a new essence, substance

And that ye put on ((AORIST MIDDLE TENSE- THE PROCESS OF PUTTING ON UNTIL THE NEW MAN IS COMPLETELY PUT ON; THE DEGREE THAT THE NEW MAN IS PUT ON IS IN PROPORTION TO OUR SPIRITUAL LABOR, NOT THE LORD’S) the new (new in kind, quality, substance and essence) man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (HOLINESS AS A MANIFESTATION OF GODLY CHARACTER PRODUCED BY THE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT IS ACCURATE, PRECISE, AND GENUINE ABOUT GOD)

The overhauling of the mind in age and youthfulness will metamorphosise the new man who is new in essence, type, kind and substance.

Col 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off (AORIST MIDDLE TENSE- THE PROCESS OF PUTTING OFF UNTIL THE OLD MAN IS COMPLETELY PUT OFF; THE DEGREE THAT THE OLD MAN IS PUT OFF IS IN PROPORTION TO OUR SPIRITUAL LABOR, NOT THE LORD’S)) the old man with his deeds;

And have put on ((AORIST MIDDLE TENSE- THE PROCESS OF PUTTING ON UNTIL THE NEW MAN IS COMPLETELY PUT ON; THE DEGREE THAT THE NEW MAN IS PUT ON IS IN PROPORTION TO OUR SPIRITUAL LABOR, NOT THE LORD’S) the new (in age and youthfulness) man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:  (THE FULL AND PRECISE AND ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE OF the recently made and new kind of, unused, unprecedented, novel, and unheard of life THAT WILL PRODUCE THE IMAGE OF CHRIST…)

The overhauling of the mind in substance, type, essence and kind will metamorphosise the new man who is new in youth and age,

Eph3: 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

To be strengthened in dominion so that the dominion will create the image of Christ in His glory within you. The proportion that we enter into the world of the Spirit is the proportion of Christ glory.

Romans 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Into the freedom procured by the glory, or belonging to the glory

The Deliverance from Reasoning, and Doubts into the Belief of the Miraculous

Mat 16:7 And they reasoned (Doubt: Thoroughly trying to figure out) among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?

Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning(Doubt: Thoroughly trying to figure out)  in their hearts,

Luke 5:22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye (Doubt: Thoroughly trying to figure out) in your hearts?

Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?

The Nyamira Kenya Bible Conference: The Teacher’s Notes: Part Four


 

Principalities, Powers, Authorities

Eph  1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power ( DUNAMIS) to us-ward (FUNNELED INTO) who believe ( CONTINUALLY BELIEVING) , according to the working( ENERGY PUT OUT) of his mighty ( ISCHUN) power,(KRATOS)

What is the throwing beyond (homerun) greatness of His dunamis power funneled into us the ones believing according to the energy that is put out as God’s inner spiritual strength is translated into His external dominion.

20 Which he wrought (ENERGIZED) in Christ, when he raised him from the dead (CORPSE), and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

Which He energized (PAST TENSE) in Christ when He raised Him out of a corpse…..

Eph 1:21   Far above all principality (BEGINNING), and power(AUTHORITY), and might, (DUNAMIS POWER) and dominion( LORDSHIP OR BONDAGE), and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

Far above in rank, power, and physical distance

Principalities or Root Beginnings

Every type of principality – Or the beginning of every created thing

We know a principality to be an authoritative demonic being.  However, in the NT, the word principality is also used for a physical beginning, the creation of something, and the root source of something.  The dunamis power of God in Christ, and available to us, is far above in rank and power, above every root problem such as generational sins, curses, judgments, and the root causes and beginnings in diseases

Revelation 1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning  (ARCHE)and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty (THE ALL DOMINATING)

Revelation 22:13  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning (ARCHE)and the end, the first and the last.

Authority Power of choice; liberty to do as one pleases; jurisdiction such as a state police has over every road within a state; the power of rule and government

Authority is the power of choice; or the liberty to do as one pleases, such as the jurisdiction enjoyed by a state policeman or woman over every road and highway within the state wherein they work.

Cancer, for example has its own authority, in that it can spread at will throughout the human body. However the authority found in Christ’s dunamis power has an authority far above in rank and power over that of cancer.

Dunamis power The inherent power in every created thing that defines it and gives to it its life.

Dunamis power is the inherent power exclusive, to every created thing.  Water, has an inherent power of its own, which gives to it its life, and defines it as water exclusive of any another object.  Cancer has another type of dunamis power.  God has His own dunamis power.  The dunamis or inherent power of Christ resident in us is far in rank and power above the inherent power of any other created object.  Hallelujah!  When we minister, we know that Christ’s inherent power will subordinate, subjugate and destroy the inherent power sustaining the evil that we are ministering against.

The inherent or dunamis power of something gives to it life, glory, and honor.  Cancer, though evil in nature, has its own evil glory and honor.

Lordship- Someone or something which can bring into bondage.

And every name that identifies something for what it is exclusive of anything else.

of anything else in which it is ministered into.

And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

All these Christ subordinated and subjected under His feet.  When God gave Christ be to be head over these things to the church; this same power is now available to us.

Colossians 1:16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Because in Him were all types of things were created, the discernible and the indiscernible, there being thrones (ones reigning), chariots(exercising control and bringing into bondage) arches(principalities) and exousisas; all things work through Him and Into Him ( obedience and bringing Him further glory)

Philip 2:8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

A name above every type of name. That (Location and instrumentality) at the Name of Jesus every type of knee should bend of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should exomologia that the Lord is Jesus Christ into the visibility of the Father.( A realization of the Lordship of Jesus Christ by every created thing.

The result of glory is the praises of God.

Spiritual Gifts

(I Cor 12:4  Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.)

Verse seven goes on to tell us that the function of spiritual gifts and ministries is simply to the manifest the Holy Spirit.  What is so important about manifesting the Holy Spirit?  Look with me now at John 15:26.

John 15:26  But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

The role of the Holy Spirit is to “testify of Jesus”.

Eph 3:7  Whereof I was made a minister (DIAKONOS), according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.(BY THE ENERGY WHICH IS PUT OUT BY HIS DUNAMIS POWER)

The minister of God as a diakonos is the believer in his or her service to God in accordance to their spiritual giftings, ministries and callings.

The believer, as a diakonos, must minister step by step with the GRACE of God, which is Christ laboring within them. As we minister step by step with Christ’s labor, His dominion subdues and renders ineffective all that is not of Him, so that His kingdom can be freely and unhindered brought forth through the believer.

The charismatic gifts, and the signs and the wonders, are the outward display of the energy that Christ puts forth or releases as He labors within us (GRACE).  They are displayed as operations.  Charismatic gifts, and signs and wonders are the totally effective and fully operational works of the invisible kingdom. What makes them fully operational is that through the energizing power of God they carry out in our physical world what God intended for them to do and what they were already in the invisible supernatural world.

The invisible works of the kingdom become visible through the spiritual gifts.

Col 1:29  Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working (ENERGY), which worketh (IS ENERGIZED) in me mightily( IN DUNAMIS POWER) .

Whereunto I labor to the point of exhaustion, just in the same way that a spiritual athlete would agonize in competitions according to the energy that is effectively put forth by Christ dunamis power as he labors within me (GRACE). Laboring according to Christ’s energy allows its two functions work within us.  PUTTING DOWN and SUBDUING what is not of Him and making FULLY OPERATIONAL what is of Him.

Corinthians 12:10  To another the working (OPERATION) of miracles ( DUNAMIS POWER (plural); to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

Mighty works and miracles in the NT Greek are defined as dunamis powers (plural), or “works of dunamis powers”

As an act of dunamis power, the miracle, becomes a miracle, in that it suspends all natural laws through the properties of God’s dunamis power as defined in Eph 1:21 and because it is an operation of God as defined in 1 Cor 12:10

1 Cor 12:11  But all these worketh ( ENERGIZES) that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing( (DISTRIBUTING) to every man severally as he will (COUNSELS ).

All of these things continually energizes the one and the same Spirit dividing separately to each as He counsels.

Glory &  Praise

The Promise of God’s Glory

Heb 6:1  Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Heb 9:14  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

2Co 3:7  But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of  Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:  

A glory, or visibility of God is energized within dead works, but it is a glory that is being rendered useless, idle, and inoperative

All activities being done outside of the voice of God in our spirits will manifest the blessings and the glory of God temporarily.

The ministry of death must be done away. Many of these works are accomplished out of our logic and intellect, fleshly compassion, earthly or soulish what appears to be right, noble, and charitable, instead upon strict reliance to the voice of God.  To walk in the Spirit entails complete adherence and reliance upon the still, small

Matthew 13:58  And he did not many mighty works  there because of their unbelief  (Vacuum of faith)

Mark 5:30  And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue (Miracles & Miraculous Powers had gone out of Him) <1411> had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

Greek: Power proceeding from him had then gone forth with the sense of direction, purpose, and destination. The activity of God’s power apart from our own actions

John 7:38  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

He that constantly and continually believes into me, out of the world and by the independent influence of (the world of the Spirit) shall flow rivers of living water.

The activity of God’s power apart from our own actions

Luke 6:19  And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

For dunamis power was going out from Him with the sense of direction, purpose, and destination

The activity of God’s power apart from our own actions

Acts 2:22  Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

Acts 19:11  And God wrought special miracles <1411> by the hands of Paul:

Romans 15:19  Through mighty(the Miracles & Miraculous Powers of) <1411> signs and wonders, by the power(of Miracles & Miraculous Powers) <1411> of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:4  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power (but in a showing forth of Miracles & Miraculous Powers)<1411>:

1 Corinthians 4:20  For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power(but in Miracles & Miraculous Powers) <1411>.

1 Corinthians 12:10  To another the working of miracles <1411>; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

All these things activates the one and the same Spirit distributing individually as He counsels.

1 Corinthians 12:28  And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles <1411>, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:29  Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles <1411>?

2 Corinthians 12:12  Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds <1411>.

2 Corinthians 13:4  For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power   (He liveth the life of God by showing forth Miracles & Miraculous Powers)<1411> of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power (but we shall live the life of God by showing forth Miracles & Miraculous Powers) <1411>.  of God toward you. (Into ministry to others)

Galatians 3:5  He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles <1411> among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? (The report generated by the hearing and obeying of God’s rhema word)

Ephesians 1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power (Miracles & Miraculous Powers) <1411> to us-ward (funneled into us) who believe (are continuously and constantly believing the rhema word),, according to the working of his mighty power,

Greek: And what is the surpassing greatness of His miracles funneled into me the one who is continuously believing God’s rhema word. The surpassing greatness is limited to the activity of God.  This activity is produced as God’s inner strength is exchanged into His outward dominion and is activated by my faith in proportion to how real and three-dimensional God’s rhema word becomes in my spirit, but not in my mind.

Colossians 1:11  Strengthened with all might (Miracles & Miraculous Powers within Ourselves) <1411>, according to his glorious power (God’s Dominating Power to Subdue, and Create the Miracle Generated by His Becoming Visible in His Glory), unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

Be strengthened with miracle working strength to work all manner of miracles and miraculous powers.  This strength is limited to, however, to how visible God becomes in the mode of His glory. The more visible that God becomes, the more that God’s manifested dominion is exerted by His glory to produce the miracle…..

Colossians 1:29  Whereunto I also labour, striving( agonizing as an athlete) according to his working (activity), which worketh in me mightily (in the operation of Miracles & Miraculous Powers)<1411>.

God’s activity in us is always constant; and it is always His, and not ours. Our responsibility is to discern His continuous activity and militarily or athletically obey that activity from moment to moment that is active in the world of miracles.

2 Thessalonians 1:11  Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power (the work of our faith creates Miracles & Miraculous Powers)<1411>:

God’s Energy

God’s Activity; His State of Being at Work in Us;

His Power as it is Exercised, independent of ours;   Strong’s #’s  <1753> <1754> <1755>

Ephesians 1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power<1411> ( His Miracles & Miraculous Powers)(funneled into us) to us-ward who believe( are continuously and constantly believing the rhema word), according to (God’s activity and not ours, at work in us, which is to normally produce these miracles) the working <1753> of his mighty power,

Our responsibility is to constantly discern the activity of God in us, which is many times separate from our own actions and militarily flow in obedience with that activity, producing the miracles.

Ephesians 3:7  Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace(Christ’s labor)  of God given unto me by (God’s activity at work in us(which normally produces Miracles & Miraculous Powers) the effectual working <1753> of his  power. <1411>

Christ’s labor is to produce miracles

Colossians 1:29  Whereunto I also labour, painfully labor to the point of exhaustion  striving  caused as we athletically agonize in the flow of God’s activity which is at work in us to  produces miracles according to his working <1753>, which worketh in me mightily. <1411> (Miracles & Miraculous Powers))

Colossians 2:12  Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation <1753> of God, who hath raised him from the (corpse) dead. Our faith must be focused on God’s activity in us, independent of our activity.  This activity is defined and measured by the power that it took God to raise Jesus from a corpse and made Him to sit above all.

John 8:14  Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know(Intuitive knowledge Perfect Tense)  whence I came, and whither I go ( Where I continually and constantly go)  ; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.

The perfect tense describes an event that has been accomplished and fully carried out in the past, but that its occurrence has an influence and an impact for us now and eternally forevermore.  Jesus intuitively and instinctually knows not only from where He comes but where He plans to go and what He plans to do.  We do not need to, cannot, and must not manipulate the power of God in ministry through positive confession, or the  “seed message” of prosperity.  The power of God operates exclusively and independently of us. It has nothing to do with us.  Jesus intuitively knows with absolute certainty what He plans to do. BEWARE OF TRYING TO MANIPULATE GOD’S POWER TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS BY THROWING FINANCIAL FORMULAS AT HIM.

Our bodies are the grocery shopping carts that carry God’s power to its destination. God uses our hands and mouths to take the power out of our bodies and into the world. Once that this happens God exclusively and independently of us does what He wills through His power.

Mark 5:30  And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue (Miracles & Miraculous Powers had gone out of Him) <1411> had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

Greek: Power proceeding from him had then gone forth with the sense of direction, purpose, and destination. The Independent activity of God’s power apart from our own actions

Luke 6:19  And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

For dunamis power was going out from Him with the sense of direction, purpose, and destination

The Independent activity of God’s power apart from our own actions

Principles of Faith in Miracles

Romans 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word rhema of God.

So then faith is always by what is heard, and what is heard as pertaining to faith, is limited to the world of the rhema word, which is heard in our spirits.

Gal 5:6  For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

The only thing that has the residing strength to produce the works of God is faith as it actively works through love or by the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Colossians 2:12  Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation <1753> of God, who hath raised him from the (corpse) dead.

Our faith must be focused on God’s activity in us, independent of our activity.  This activity is defined and measured by the power that it took God to raise Jesus from a corpse and made Him to sit above all.

Gal 3:5  He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

He  that amply and abundantly supplies to you the Spirit (Greek translation for “supply”: the supplying of provisions to outfit a whole choir of singers) and is actively by His own power working miracles in you …. He does is by what is heard as about faith, but this hearing is limited to

Matthew 9:29  Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.( LET IT BECOME OR BE CREATED FOR YOU)

In Matthew nine and twenty-nine the “according to your faith” is very similar to the word “as”. In other words we will receive from the Lord in proportion to our faith.  Receiving is a matter of degrees. The more is the proportion of our faith, to believe without doubting, the greater will be the proportion of our receiving.  Our faith, or lack thereof, directly limits what we will receive or not receive from the Lord.

Matthew 8:13  And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

The so be it done unto thee” is in the Greek imperative mood or the mood of command.  The faith of the centurion has God’s inherent authority to command circumstances to change and line up in accordance to what the centurion specifically targeted for in his request.

Matthew 9:29  Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

The “be it unto you” is in the Greek imperative mood.  In reality what Jesus tells them is that their faith commanded the circumstances that kept them blind to change and line up into God’s normalcy for vision.

Matthew 15:28  Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

Your faith has commanded the future circumstances to line up and submit to and finally give to you what you desire.

Matthew 9:2  And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

Matthew 9:22  But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw  her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

Mark 2:5  When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

The three instances “seeing” and “saw” is a Greek word that can be interchanged between physical seeing and intuitive knowledge.  God communicates Himself to us in our spirits by intuitive knowledge. There are two types of knowledge.  There is the acquired knowledge that we progressively use to learn by studying and researching.  The other knowledge, which is intuitive, tells us immediately that a dress is blue.  God speaks to us in this way. We intuitively know, and step out and obey.

As I just stated, the physical seeing described comes from exactly the same Greek word for the intuitive seeing or the intuitive knowledge of the Lord Jesus.  Jesus must intuitively know a level of faith in us that will prompt Him to act to act on our behalf and grant to us what we want. Until He intuitively knows a faith level in us that does not doubt the mountains and circumstances in our lives will at best be only partially altered.

Matthew 17:20  And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove (FUTURE MIDDLE INDICATIVE “it will happen without fail by the inherent power resident in faith”)  and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Matthew 21:21  Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done (FUTURE MIDDLE INDICATIVE “it will happen without fail by the inherent power resident in faith”) 

Mark  11:21  And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

If you can believe without creating a distinction or a difference that causes you to hesitate between the impossibilities of physical circumstance versus what miracles God says He can do through them; the content of what you speak no matter as many are the things, whatsoever they are, or how great, and difficult, and much they are  that make up that content, it will come into existence for you

Mustard Seed Faith

Luke 13:19  It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

Matthew 13:31  Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field

Mustard seed, though tiny, is a pure kernel of mustard having three-dimensions, substance and essence. The mustard seed is God’s rhema word to us.

The substance and reality of this rhema word must become our only three dimensional substance and reality. Everything around us that does not line up with this rhema word must become our absolute unreality.

In proportion to how three-dimensional the rhema word becomes in our spirits, is the same proportion the miracle working power of God is released in us.

Mustard seed it also miraculous  in that out of a small seed comes a big tree.  Our faith must be also miraculous in its belief.

This rhema word must be cast and sowed into the field and garden of a continuously and constantly believing heart.  God will make the miracle take place.

Our only reality must be the rhema word of God; everything else must be our unreality.

Exodus 7:9  When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.

Receive, appropriate your staff and throw it down before evil people and evil circumstances. (Appropriate and incorporate into your heart the miracle by faith and then cast it by faith out into the natural world in the midst of evil circumstances.)

Col 1:25  Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;

The dispensation of God in verse twenty, is defined as the administration of God’s kingdom in its varied ways.  God has entrusted the pastor with the administration of His kingdom that pertains to the nurturing, guidance, and shepherding of his people.   God’s dispensation to the prophet is to progressively, in the dimension of time, reveal His Son through the spoken or rhema word.  The apostolic dispensation is to reveal Jesus Christ through the logos or written word.

Colossians chapter one and verse twenty five goes on to say that all dispensations or administrations of God are aimed at fulfilling the word of God.  “Fulfilling” in the Greek is defined as filling something full.   Through our fulfillment, or in the filling up of the word of God, we reveal the Son of God who is the logos and the rhema word.

Spiritual Warfare

John 14:30  Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

In Jesus own words He says, “The prince of the cosmos comes, and it is impossible for him to have even have the tiniest connection with me as regards to evil.”

This is true binding or to not allow the demon into your life.

Eph 4:27  Neither give place to the devil.

Another version renders “giving place”, as the construction of an airport runway.  Any time that we disobey the Lord, we automatically build an airport runway on our bodies for demons to land.

Romans 10:10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession(Homologia) is made unto salvation.

True confession is the verbal confession that describes accurately what is truly inside of us. This is the confession that the enemy flees and the confession that brings us into salvation.

2 Timothy 2:26  And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

That they may return to a sober condition and out of the snare of the devil, after having being hunted down, taken captive, and caught alive by him, to do “his” will.

1 Peter 5:8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Be controlled, free of evil passions, and serious in your life, because your opponent in court, the devil, as a roaring lion, lives to earnestly seek, whom he may drink down, swallow, consume, and destroy.

Ephesians 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

The disobedient Christian gives energy to the methods of the devil.

Ephesians 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

The word for wiles is methoedeia.  The word is self-descriptive.  It talks about methodology. It is obvious the devil’s methodology which has to with scheming, trickery, deceit and so forth.

It is obvious then, that we have the weaponry, and the enemy does not!

We only have one offensive weapon against the enemy, however!

Ephesians 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the rhema word of God:

It is imperative for us to realize that the sword of the Spirit is the rhema word of God.  As we have discussed before, the rhema word of God is the living and active personal word given to us by God to help us in a specific situation. To work in the rhema word:

We must know to hear the voice of the Spirit through the operation of the cross of Christ in our lives.

We must learn how to cultivate the voice of the Spirit through explicit and uncompromising obedience.

Only the person that knows how to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit by the continual death to self, and the revelation of the person of Christ will have this only offensive weapon, which is the sword of the Spirit, at his continual disposition.

The sword of the spirit, which this rhema word of God, is the foundation stone of any healing, deliverance, or miracles working ministry.  As long as we do not teach within our churches how to move and walk in the spirit, we shall not be able to effectively whittle the shiny and sharp sword of the rhema word of God against the enemy!

Ephesians 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

It is important to realize that though the enemy only has methodology and schemes available to him, the lies and deception are constant, and are waged always at very close quarters.

Wrestle: It is arm to arm combat in which the enemy endeavors to throw us down and we must endeavor through our obedience, the rhema and logos word of God, and the revealed person of Christ within our lives ,to throw the enemy down. The word for wrestle in the Greek is pale and it describes a conflict which is decided, when the winner is able to grasp his opponent and hold him down with his hand upon his neck.

Wherein then is our victory found?

The answer lies in the following verse of Ephesians 6:13

Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

We are encouraged here to take the whole armor of God and having done all to stand, to stand therefore.  “Having done all” is the word “katergazomai.’   Simply stated, “having done all, to stand,” is wonderfully depicted by the cartoons of the coyote and the roadrunner.  In one of their many scuffles, as a ball of dull is kicked up, both of these guys always got lost in their dusty fights.  When the dust finally settles, the roadrunner usually remained standing.  This is exactly what it means to “having done all, to stand.”!  We must fight by the Spirit without compromise, or without discouragement, until we remain standing victoriously; as Satan, sin and the world lay scattered at our feet in full visibility, once our ball of dust finally settles!

The command is to carry out all things to a complete victory!

Philippians 2:12  Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

To finalize today’s teaching, the word for working out in Philippians two is exactly the same Greek word as “having done all” found in Ephesians chapter six.

Here Paul commands us to work out, carry out, and carry out absolutely everything to completion that pertains to our salvation, and that with utmost serious cautiousness.

The verb tense is in the present middle, which simply means that the work must be our own.  Salvation never comes out magical passivity, laziness, pew sitting, and disobedience.

We must hear and find out what the Holy Spirit tells us to do, but the activity must be ours, and it must be constant and in perfect agreement with the voice of the Spirit through the rhema word of God.

Working Out Your Salvation

John 14:30  Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

Matthew 8:29  And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

Mark 1:24  Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

Luke 4:34  Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.

What have we to do with thee and hath nothing in me are exactly the same wordings in the Greek.

Absolute binding of the enemy can only occur, when each and every part of our lives have come into conformity with the will of the Lord, and the enemy is forbidden a place or space where he can afflict us

There is no absolutely no relationship between the demonic and Jesus.

Rom 12:2  And be not conformed( don’t take on the outward form or blueprint of the world by a disobedient walk with the Lord) to this world: but be ye transformed (metamorphosis; or attain to a complete and radical inward change and becoming a totally different individual)  by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove( only when we are radically changed can we then test, approve and possess for ourselves the mature, well pleasing, and good will of God) what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Remember the example of the lowly caterpillar being transformed into the beautiful butterfly.  Metamorphosis?  What about the tadpole being transformed into a frog?  Total and radical change!  Guess what?  That is exactly what the Lord wants out of our lives.  The death of ourselves on the cross and the resurrection life of our Lord within us should be so extraordinary, that indeed we all become lovely and free butterflies for His glory. Unrecognizable as a tadpole is from a frog because Jesus lives so big in us, should find us with no former remembrance of our “tadpolish” existence.  At least that should be our goal!)

2 Corinthians 9:11. Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. 

“Causeth” is once again the word “katergazomai.’

Here a life, and a spirit of bountifulness, liberality and generosity ” works out” thanksgiving to God by many.

2 Cor 12:12 states that our ministry must be fully carried out or “katergazomai” in patience and in the manifestation of the full power of God.

2 Corinthians 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

“Wrought” is once again the word “katergazomai.’

In Romans 15:8 Paul states that he will not boast in any fleshly endeavor or works but only in that which the Christ has fully worked or katergazomai out through his life

Phillip 2:12  Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

“Work out” is once again the word “katergazomai.’  It means the following:

(Utterly carry out, finish and achieve to completion everything that has to do with your salvation.  Utterly finish it!  Do not leave anything lacking! Therefore growing up into Christ in all things.)

Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

We are encouraged here to take the armor of God and having done all to stand, to stand therefore.  “Having done all” is once again the word “katergazomai.’  It is exactly the same word as “work out” in the verse above.

Simply stated it depicts us as warriors in that terrible struggle against the world, Satan, and sin.  The big ball of dull is kicked up as were engage in these gladiator struggles of life.  When the dust finally settles we remain standing victoriously, as Satan, sin and the world lay scattered at our feet.  Once again my brethren, the command is to carry out all things to a complete victory. The reason the church is so weak is because few obey this scripture.

2 Cor 4:17 is an encouragement to us that our light and momentary affliction fully accomplishes in us an eternal weight of glory.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

The Blood of Jesus

Matthew 26:28  For this is my blood of the new (the freshness of something new)  testament, (covenant) which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Testament   In the Greek manuscripts of the New Testament, the word for testament is more correctly translated as covenant.  The idea of a covenant as defined by W.E. Vine in “An Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words” is a  “mutual undertaking between two parties or more, each binding himself to fulfill obligation.”

Many saints fail to realize that we are in covenant with the Lord Jesus and our ability to experience all that He has already accomplished for us is conditional to our obedience.  The Lord took it upon Himself to carry out most of the responsibilities of this New Covenant. Our responsibility lies in serving the Lord by the voice of His Spirit, with uncompromising obedience.

New :  This is a most interesting word.  It is defines as the freshness of something brand new, as is the case of a new car.  The New Covenant has the ability to convert all things and make them brand new in quality, if we fulfill our obligations in keeping covenant with the Lord through obedience.

2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (creation): old (archaic) things are passed away ; behold, all things are become new

Second Corinthians five and seventeen uses this exact word for “new”. At the instance of our becoming born again, everything that was within us of the old creation passed away in the same sense that when a person dies, he is termed as one who “passed away”.  At that same moment, the Lord made all things fresh and brand new. This describes something which has been recently made, is unused and thus unworn.  In terms of nature it is of a new kind unprecedented, novel, uncommon, and unheard of

Of course, we all get old and die, but everything that pertains to our spiritual life has become like the brand new car.

Paul uses the perfect verb tense to describe all things as becoming new.  The perfect tense describes an event that has occurred in time but its results and impact goes on forevermore.

Being in Christ has caused all, which is not of Him to be abolished forever and to be replaced with a fresh newness, which will never get old again.

Matthew 26:28  For this is my blood of the new (the freshness of something new)  testament, (covenant) which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Shed Means to pour out lavishly and abundantly. The blood of Christ is poured out for us in this way.  I say, is poured out, rather than saying was poured out, because the verb tense is in the present. Therefore, the blood of the New Covenant is being continuously poured out, in the same way that fluids are poured out, to continually release and send away from us the sins that we repent from.

In Mark 14:24 and Luke 22:20, the Lord, likewise, uses this same present tense.  What was going through the mind of Jesus when He described a future event in the present?    The New Covenant can only maintain its eternal “newness” through the blood, which is eternally poured out to keep it new.  The question for you and me is, what happens when we start to disobey and fail to keep covenant with the Lord?  The blood of Christ is found only in the New Covenant.  If we willfully move out from the confines of the New Covenant in disobedience, the blood is not available and we will remain in the archaic condition of bondages and sins.

The next scripture, First John 1:7 follows the same train of thought.

1 John 1:7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship ( sharing in common) one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Greek (my paraphrase): But if we should conduct our life in the light, in the same manner as He (conducts Himself) in the light, we associate one with the other.  This association allows for the Lord and us to take part and share with one another.  This sharing in common allows us to obtain the things of God as the blood of Jesus Christ His Son continuously cleanses us (so that we can obtain)

In the measure that we order our lives in obedience to the Lord is to the same extent that we will have fellowship with the Lord.  Fellowship, or the sharing in common, allows us to take part in the things of God so that we can get from Him. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us in proportion to our obedience and we get proportionally to the cleansing by the blood.   Conduct, association, participation, obtaining, and the blood of the New Covenant present with ever act of obedience so that we may get.

Matthew 26:28  For this is my blood of the new (the freshness of something new)  testament, (covenant) which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Remission – Remission is defined as the sending away of something. The blood belonging to the New Covenant constantly sends away sins as we fulfill our obligations with the covenant through obedience.  Wherever we step out of covenant, “the blood that sends away,” will not be present.

2 Timothy 2:26  And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Greek: That they may return to soberness out of the snare of the devil, having being hunted down and caught alive by him, to do his will.

Watchman Nee, talked on the issue of passivity, the devil, and the Christian.  Though the Word of God never uses the term “passivity” in reality this is Satan’s most effective method of lying against the body of Christ.  The Lord always seeks to bring our will in conformity to His will.  Our will however still remains free. True freedom, is the freedom to obey God.  The devil likewise wants to conform us to obeying his will.   The Lord allows our will to be free, as He lovingly compels us to obey Him.  Satan, as “the one who hunts down and catches alive,” wants to take us captive through our passivity to his will.

Any time that we give ground to the enemy through disobedience, Satan immediately tempts us with feelings of guilt, condemnation, oppression, passivity, and complacency until we are captured alive by him if we continue in our disobedience.   Much of the body of Christ today is generally passive.  We are passive in our study of the Word of God.  We are passive in our prayer life.  We are passive in our commitment to the Lord.  I can guarantee you that the devil’s methods of passivity are at work upon us.  Passivity to the Word keeps us in ignorance to the will and the ways of God that is our only avenue to get the blessings of God.

Let me expound a bit on this.  Please look with me at the following scriptures out of Ephesians one, six through eight.

Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted (charming and lovely) in the beloved.

7  In whom we have redemption (the ransom payment of slaves that has freed us) through his blood, the forgiveness (sending away) of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Greek ( my paraphrase)  In whom we have the liberation of slaves brought about by the Lord Jesus’ satisfactory ransom payment.  This ransom payment is His blood.  The blood serves as God’s ransom payment because it has the ability to send our sins away.

Verse six and seven of Ephesians chapter one tells us that because the blood of the Lord has sent away our sins away, we are now (“accepted”) charming, and lovely, in the eyes of the Father.

Not A Hyper Child But A Hyper Conqueror


Ro 8:37  No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

The Greek says it like this. “  We are hyper conquering through the One, or by means of the One, who has unconditionally loved us.

Any word which has “hyper” preceding it is defined as excessive, over the top, fast and furious,  or “on steroids”.  Hyper drive, a hyper child, a hyper link, to be hyper extended and hyper glycemic, are just a few.

Paul tells us that we are hyper conquerors, or better yet, hyper conquering by means of, or the agency of the Person of Christ.

As with anything in the Christian life, it is not me who so much does it, but the Christ who lives in me, doing it.

Jesus Christ in the Christian is a hyper conqueror and the One who is hyper conquering.  He always hyper conquers all that is not of Him.

As with all things in the Christian life, it’s not a matter of trying so hard. It’s a matter of revealing Christ who is already doing it.

For the believer, much of what he will do comes out of the revelation of Christ who has already done, or is doing the actions.

The more revelation of this Person, the more that you will enter into the existence of hyper conquering.

The key to the revelation of Christ comes through the cross of Christ as you die to self for Christ to be revealed.

The key to the work of the cross is unflagging obedience to the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Do you want to enter into this hyper conquering dimension?

More revelation, more hyper conquering. More obedience, more revelation.

Think about that today.


Joh 16:33  I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world.”

Ro 12:21  Don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

1Jo 2:13  I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, little children, because you know the Father.

1Jo 2:14  I have written to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God remains in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

1Jo 4:4   You are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world.

1Jo 5:4  For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world: your faith.

1Jo 5:5  Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Re 2:7  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of my God.

Re 2:11  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. He who overcomes won’t be harmed by the second death.

Re 2:17  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows but he who receives it.

Re 2:26  He who overcomes, and he who keeps my works to the end, to him I will give authority over the nations.

Re 3:5  He who overcomes will be arrayed in white garments, and I will in no way blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Re 3:12  He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will go out from there no more. I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God, and my own new name.

Re 3:21  He who overcomes, I will give to him to sit down with me on my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father on his throne.

Re 5:5  One of the elders said to me, “Don’t weep. Behold, the Lion who is of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome; he who opens the book and its seven seals.”

Re 6:2  And behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow. A crown was given to him, and he came forth conquering, and to conquer.

Re 12:11  They overcame him because of the Lamb’s blood, and because of the

Re 21:7  He who overcomes, I will give him these things. I will be his God, and he will be my son.

A Christian Is A Pickle!


The whole Christian life is one of baptism. It’s all about becoming a pickle!

Biblical baptism involves the submersion of one object into a second object.

The submergence or immersion of the first item into a second item places the first item into the LOCATION or in the world or domain where the second item resides.

Once, within the sphere of the second item’s world, this latter one now exercise its influence upon the first one, to the point of changing the first item to resemble it, by permeating it with its qualities and characteristics.

This is exactly how we create a pickle! The success of the Christian is proportional to how much of a pickle he becomes.

The effect of the second item working its effect and influence back through to the first item as it permeates it and changes it is called the INSTRUMENTALITY of the second object.

The Christian life is one of being pickled with the fullness or  the image of Christ.

The Christian life is one being baptized IN or INTO the location where Christ and the things of His Spirit dwell.  From that location, Christ and the things of His Spirit work INSTRUMENTALITY back to us to BAPTIZE or PICKLE us.

Galatians 3:27 tells us that we are located in the sphere of the world of Christ, so that Christ can work instrumentally back through us, by affecting us, to conform us to His image. Or to pickle us into His image!

 Gal 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ( submerged into the domain, sphere, or world of Christ’s influence and sovereignty ) have put on Christ (now wear Christ, whom as clothes which totally cover us, influences and affects back through us to conform or pickle us into His image.)

So what is Biblical baptism?

In the days of Christ there was a recipe to create a “pickled” vegetable. A vegetable was BAPTISED into THE LOCATION or SPHERE of a vinegar solution. After a while, the vinegar WORKED INSTRUMENTALLY BACK through the vegetable and “pickled” it.

Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, (UPON) and through all (INSTRUMENTAL), and in (Location and Instrumentality) you all.

1 Cor 10:2 And were all baptized unto (INTO) Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on (INTO) him whom he hath sent.

 John 7:38 He that believeth on (INTO) me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

 John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on (INTO) me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Gal 5:25 If we live in (Instrumental (By)) in the Spirit, let us also walk (Greek word which is defined as “marching in the footsteps of a soldier”) in (Instrumental (By)) the Spirit.

Greek paraphrase) (It is a given that we should be living our lives not in the present day world system, but in the domain, influence, and sovereignty of the world of the Holy Spirit. Because we are being continually affected and influenced by the Spirit, in that influence and effect we must march in step as soldiers so that the Spirit’s influence can go on, deepen, intensify, and continue interrupted, until we are pickled with the fullness and image of Christ.

We live in the world of the Holy Spirit, and must march as a soldier in step to the Spirit’s workings back through us as He instrumentally influences and affect us.

Paul exhorts us to live continually in the world of the Holy Spirit, so that every action of our lives becomes permeated, influenced, affected, and controlled by the work, power, strength, and liberty of the Holy Spirit. We need to be pickled fully with the things of the Spirit.

Victory in the Lord is found in proportion to how much the Spirit can control and take over our every action. Victory is not found in our trying to overcome. It is found in how much we are pickled with the image of Christ. The victory is given to the pickle!

It is found in our being submerged deep enough into the world of the Holy Spirit so that He can influence and affect us at ever point. We are filled with the Spirit, in proportion to how much the Spirit works back through us to influence, affect, control, and overtake our every action of ours. When we are conformed into His image, we are pickled into His image.

Paul tells us in Galatians five and twenty-five that our lives must be lived BY THE INSTRUMENTALITY of the Spirit’s actions.

Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk( The totality of our daily activities and the way that we conduct ourselves in them) in the Spirit) (Instrumental (BY), and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (Greek double negative: and it will be impossible for you to fulfill the flesh’s strong desire through act of your will.

The Greek word for “walk” is the sum total of our daily affairs, and the ways in which we conduct ourselves in them.

Paul commands us TO BAPTISE every affair in our daily life into the world of the Holy Spirit so that the Spirit through His instrumentality can affect, influence, reconcile, control, and overtake every one of those affairs.

THEN, AND ONLY THEN, when we have been pickled in His image shall we not fulfill the lusts of the flesh!!

I saw several visions of the earth, as a globe. The Lord told me, that this was the world of the Holy Spirit, and that we need to live in it. During the worship time I dedicated myself to going deeper into the world of the Spirit. I suddenly saw within this world the availability of everything, as all solutions to all human needs were place and positioned in different places along the sides of this world.

By the availability of everything, I mean that all things are possible, because all things that pertain to humanity were positioned in God’s reconciled, whole, and restored state. I saw that every disease could be healed, and every problem had an answer, because there was no disease, but only the completed healing of it, in the world of the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 In the world of the Spirit, all things have become new. This is why every disease is healed. This is why in the world of the Spirit every problem has the solution. There is an answer to every disease, because in the world of the Spirit, every disease has been made new, or reconciled away from the state of “a disease” and back into the state of the original order, which the Lord had for our bodies.

Eph 1:3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings (all is available to us in an accomplished state because the old has passed away and the new has come) in heavenly places (but is only found as such, in the world or domain of the Spirit) in Christ.

 Looking above at Ephesians one and three, we see the availability of every blessing in “heavenly places” or in the world of the Holy Spirit. Nothing is lacking in the world of the Spirit, because it has been blessed with ever blessing. The more time that we spend submerged in this world, the more that we will find the answers to the things that we have been seeking the Lord for.

In other words, the things of the Spirit become pickled in our lives.

2 Cor 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, (Location: sphere or domain) there is liberty.

 Greek: There, where the Spirit is, and ONLY within the domain and influence of the Spirit, EXCLUSIVE OF ANYTHING OTHER LOCATIONS, DOMAINS, OR SOVEREIGNTIES, is there liberty.

 Two Corinthians three and seventeen tells us that only inside the world of the Spirit will we find liberty, which is the result of the availability of all things now in the state reconciliation.

1 Cor 12:9 To another faith by (Location: In the world, or domain of the Holy Spirit the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by (Location: In the world, or domain of the Holy Spirit) the same Spirit;

First Corinthians twelve and nine is an extremely important verse. The King James translation is incorrect when it teaches us that we receive the charisma or gift of supernatural faith by the Spirit.

When the Greek uses the word “by” or “with’ it usually defines instrumentality, or the Spirit producing faith and healing. Though this is true, in both instances in verse nine; the Greek grammar is not one of instrumentality but one of location.

In other words, we receive the gifts of supernatural faith and healings INSIDE THE WORLD or domain of the Holy Spirit.

The more that we dwell submerged inside the world of the Holy Spirit, the more that will begin to experience the gift of supernatural faith, because supernatural faith, which is the faith of God Himself, lies located within the domain of this world.

Secondly, all things are available in this world, because God has blessed the world of the Spirit with every spiritual blessing.

Thirdly, not only are all things available, but they are available in their perfect and restore state.

Finally, all things are possible because of the gift of God’s supernatural faith readily dwelling inside of this world.

The world of the Holy Spirit is like a tree (The tree of life?) This tree is full of what were once every disease and every human problem and need, now in its restored state. We must submerge deep enough in the Spirit to see the exact fruit that we need to pick, get to it, and then pick it by supernatural faith, and by this same supernatural faith release it upon the diseased fruit in the earthly world.

If we do not submerge deep enough, either will we not see the right fruit, or will not have the supernatural power of God to pick it, or the supernatural faith to release it back into the earthly kingdom.

I saw a second vision of the world of the Holy Spirit. In this vision I became submerged in this world as a diver does inside the ocean. I found myself, being covered over with water as I dove down into the depths of this world. The world of the Holy Spirit has at all times the same items and circumstances, which the external world system has.

For all of us who have had opportunity to snorkel or scuba dive, the world underneath the oceans is a surreal world of, rocks, coral and underwater hills similar to our external word, but in a seemingly motionless, powerless, and paralyzed state.

This same effect occurs inside the oceans of the world of the Holy Spirit. All earthly circumstances and problems, lay powerless, and paralyzed under the influence of the Holy Spirit. The diseased fruit of this world lies powerless, motionless and paralyzed in the world of the Spirit.

We must pick it by God’s power to see it done and then release it into the earth by supernatural faith.

Thirdly, a diver in the worlds of the oceans wears a mask through which everything looks incredibly clear to him. I saw, that all things in the earth, which I had seen in the world of the Holy Spirit through His spiritual mask I now have the ability to see back through the eyes of God.

Look with me at the mode of living in the world of the Spirit as you are pickled into it.

John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

And all type and as many things, no matter what they are, or how great or small, long or short they are, that you may request in My Name (which is the restrictions of my rhema word and my will) these very things I will do in the future….

 John 16:23  And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

 You shall in any wise ask nothing of Me, amen, amen, I say to you, that all type and as many things, no matter what they are, or how great or small, long or short they are, that you may request the Father in relationship to My Name, He will give in the future to you. The future can be the next second.

1 Cor 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking (prophetic utterance) by (LID) the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can ( dunamis power) say that Jesus is the Lord, but by (LID) the Holy Ghost.

 No one can utter prophetically unless located and used instrumentally back in the power and world of the Holy Spirit.

The following scriptures define a miracle ministry, in that ANYTHING you are able to ask, and utter under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit you will get. The one of the marks of acting under the inspiration of the Spirit is that you are able to believe for it in your heart. If you can believe and speak freely, you will have it.

 Mark 9:39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, (Upon the foundation of my Name; LID) that can (dunamis power) lightly speak evil of me.

It’s time to become a pickle!