RESURRECTION [1916a]

Resurrection has two appearances, the final act of creative power which restores the faulty creation to its ultimate final state at the end of time, and the initial act of creative power as seen through the resurrection of Jesus of that which God intended from the beginning.

In order for the final act of resurrection to occur, it has to first be enacted within the mortal body. Resurrection as an act of faith, as the result of faith, occurred in Jesus’ body, and the result of that was then provided for the same thing to occur in OUR bodies, except that ours was an act of faith in response to His act of faith, and we gained this resurrection of HIS within ourselves, by the action of faith in BELIEVING that His life was a GIFT to us which was to be received by faith, by BELIEVING IT WAS OURS TO RECEIVE.

We receive His life by means of receiving His Spirit. Though some might try to claim that His Spirit is only something imputed to us by way of assimilation of correct biblical knowledge, the record of Pentecost shows that it was indeed His own personal Spirit, given to be received by us, to live in us as our own personal connection with God, who IS Spirit.

Nevertheless, we receive a NEW SPIRIT of life* to replace our OLD spirit of death. It is this HIS SPIRIT which “gives life to our mortal bodies”, it, He, RESURRECTS US WITH HIM in what is called “The first resurrection”. We know it also as being “born again”. If this resurrection does not occur in THIS LIFE, then it will never occur in the life to come, but it WILL then consequently manifest as “The Second Death” instead.

So don’t be deceived – “For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death. But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Rom.6:20-23.

[*This new Spirit is only available through the New Covenant, not the Old].[1 Tim.1:5-11][“He became a life giving Spirit”][“If the righteous are scarcely saved, where will the sinner stand?”]

RESURRECTION [1916]

Resurrection has two appearances, the final act of creative power which restores the faulty creation to its ultimate final state at the end of time, and the initial act of creative power as seen through the resurrection of Jesus of that which God intended from the beginning.

In order for the final act of resurrection to occur, it has to first be enacted within the mortal body. Resurrection as an act of faith, as the result of faith, occurred in Jesus’ body, and the result of that was then provided for the same thing to occur in OUR bodies, except that ours was an act of faith in response to His act of faith, and we gained this resurrection of HIS within ourselves, by the action of faith in BELIEVING that His life was a GIFT to us which was to be received by faith, by BELIEVING IT WAS OURS TO RECEIVE.

We receive His life by means of receiving His Spirit. Though some might try to claim that His Spirit is only something imputed to us by way of assimilation of correct biblical knowledge, the record of Pentecost shows that it was indeed His own personal Spirit, given to be received by us, to live in us as our own personal connection with God, who IS Spirit.

Nevertheless, we receive a NEW SPIRIT of life* to replace our OLD spirit of death. It is this HIS SPIRIT which “gives life to our mortal bodies”, it, He, RESURRECTS US WITH HIM in what is called “The first resurrection”. We know it also as being “born again”. If this resurrection does not occur in THIS LIFE, then it will never occur in the life to come, but it WILL then consequently manifest as “The Second Death” instead.

So don’t be deceived – “For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death. But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Rom.6:20-23.

[*This new Spirit is only available through the New Covenant, not the Old].[1 Tim.1:5-11][“He became a life giving Spirit”]

THE PROMISES OF JESUS [1915]

He who WAS the promise, also made promises to us. His assurance to us was that whoever believed in Him would not die but would have eternal life which would not be taken from him.

He who believes in me will never die. He will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life. He will never see death. He will not be harmed by the second death.

This was because anyone who took His sacrifice to heart, would gain power over sin. It was sin, the corruption of the creative design, which brought death to the human body. The sacrifice of Jesus was meant to be emulated by empathy with Him in recognition of His empathy with us.

“Those who are His HAVE CRUCIFIED the flesh with its passions and desires.”

One of the great tragedies of theological deception is the teaching that Paul was displaying Christian nature in Romans chapter 7, when it was in truth, the DEATH chapter of that great book, to be followed of course by the LIFE chapter, chapter 8.

The DEATH chapter 7 reveals the nature and operation of indwelling sin and how it brings about sin in man’s mortal body, which is why it is mortal.

The LIFE chapter 8 reveals and then displays the LIFE that is given through the Spirit of Christ in order for SIN to be overwhelmed and destroyed in the body of faith, that understanding and stance taken when one believes in that great victory over sin which Jesus achieved for us, and then gave TO us.

If you are a believer, then: You will never die. You will never see death. You will not be harmed by the second death. You will live forever. PROMISED by God.

[The destruction of sin enabled and enables the creation of love][Go and sin no more].

AND I SHOW YOU A STILL MORE EXCELLENT WAY [1913]

1 Corinthians 13 is known as the love chapter right? Chapter 12 starts out “Now concerning spiritual gifts…”. Then chapter 13 starts out, “If I speak with the tongues of men… BUT DO NOT HAVE LOVE…”. Then chapter 14 starts out “Pursue LOVE…”

There was great immaturity in the Corinthian camp, they were “stuck” on the gifts and not moving beyond them into the real reason for the coming of the Spirit, which was TO ENABLE LOVE.

So, after describing the gifts in chapter 12, he starts chapter 13 by ending chapter 12 with these words, “AND I SHOW YOU A STILL MORE EXCELLENT WAY”.

What was the more excellent way? THE WAY OF LOVE.

It was LOVE that was the subject of “When that which is perfect has come”, it was LOVE that was the excellent, PERFECT WAY. And it is PERFECT LOVE which is the final coming perfection.

[When that which is perfect is come, then that which is imperfect is done away with][love never fails][we know in part, but when the perfect comes the partial will be done away][faith hope and love continue, but the greatest is love][Pursue love][He who does not know love does not know God, for God IS love][We know in part = we do not know love completely][Maturity, fullness, completeness, excellence, perfection][filled up to the measure of the stature of Christ]

THERE IS NO 1000 YEAR REIGN OF CHRIST [1912a]

Along with many other commonly accepted ‘old wives tales’ in Christianity today, there is NO “Millennial” or 1000 year reign of Christ. NOR are there two resurrections, those stated as being at either end of this “millennium” period.

So ALL of the stories about “rapture” and the timing of end time events, are ‘all out of whack’ because of the misunderstanding of scripture.

The only thing left in doubt is who will come first, the Christ or the Anti-Christ? If the function, purpose and meaning of “The anti-Christ” cannot be clearly defined, then such a ‘person’ or political event MAY NOT EVEN TAKE PLACE.

This would mean that those expecting the antichrist will in fact, be opposed to the coming of Christ. Not that this would matter because, contrary to millennialist thinking, there will NOT be a kingdom set up on the earth with Jesus ruling from Jerusalem, and His favoured followers exercising judgement upon all and sundry who do not agree with them; so the question is moot.

If on the other hand people are expecting Christ to return next, then they would not be disappointed, UNLESS they also are of the former description and are expecting a literal establishment of a literal “government” to be set up on this literal earth, again with Christ ruling from a literal country for example.

[By way of explanation it is true that there are two resurrections, but the former is the spiritual “resurrected with Christ” (born again) and the second is the (physical) actual literal end time event].

THERE IS NO 1000 YEAR REIGN OF CHRIST [1912]

Along with many other commonly accepted ‘old wives tales’ in Christianity today, there is NO “Millennial” or 1000 year reign of Christ. NOR are there two resurrections, those stated as being at either end of this “millennium” period.

So ALL of the stories about “rapture” and the timing of end time events, are ‘all out of whack’ because of the misunderstanding of scripture.

The only thing left in doubt is who will come first, the Christ or the Anti-Christ? If the function, purpose and meaning of “The anti-Christ” cannot be clearly defined, then such a ‘person’ or political event MAY NOT EVEN TAKE PLACE.

This would mean that those expecting the antichrist will in fact, be opposed to the coming of Christ. Not that this would matter because, contrary to millennialist thinking, there will NOT be a kingdom set up on the earth with Jesus ruling from Jerusalem, and His favoured followers exercising judgement upon all and sundry who do not agree with them; so the question is moot.

If on the other hand people are expecting Christ to return next, then they would not be disappointed, UNLESS they also are of the former description and are expecting a literal establishment of a literal “government” to be set up on this literal earth, again with Christ ruling from a literal country for example.

[By way of explanation it is true that there are two resurrections, but the former is the spiritual “resurrected with Christ” (born again) and the second is the (physical) actual literal end time event]..

THE CROSS VALIDATES LOVE [1910]

The cross validates love, it validates its right and authority to exist and it validates all those who take up the cause of the cross, the cause of love. It does so because Jesus validated it and its authority over death, it made it real and showed how it was the author of life and the vanquisher of the death which entered into all creation, to provide an objective and a purpose for those who, though being of a fallen creation, desire for it NOT to be so, and desire NOT to be a part of it in its fallen form, but desire to be a part of it in its restored form, and by faith are prepared to turn their lives over to doing so in the here and now, in denial of the apparent permanent reality of the death nature which we perceive this body to be of.

Because of Jesus they are prepared to take hold of the promise of God regarding their own future and that of the greater creation.

[They desire to be resurrected spiritually from their present deathly slumber in order to be those destined to sleep in the earth awaiting their permanent resurrection of life, their immortal bodies][GOD IS LOVE]

TO PREACH OR TEACH ERROR IS TO PROMOTE THE LIE [1906]

‘The Spirit is the truth”. Where there is error in teaching or preaching, there is deviation from the Spirit of truth, and some of the fruit of the original system of lies is re-established in the mind of the hearer. Of course it is a safe course simply to teach and preach only around the central core that “Jesus saves”, but all scripture is given for our benefit and we should not shrink back from seeking to understand it.

Because there are so many points of view, so many ‘opinions’ on theology and the truth of God, so many “denominations” (let alone so many world religions) this is proof that there are indeed “many spirits” which have gone out into the world to deceive and draw people away from the truth of God and His love.

So what is wrong? Of great importance appears to be the verse, “did you receive the Spirit when you believed?”. This implies that either people did NOT receive THE Spirit or that they are not LISTENING to Him.

[The truth will set you free]

YOU ARE A MANIFESTATION OF YOUR TRUTH [1904]

“The Spirit is the truth”, so if you contain the lie, then you don’t contain the Spirit of truth, without which you will manifest the lie and all its works.

If you feel that what you truly are is being hidden by perceived inadequacies or lack of courage because of perceived vulnerability, then “your truth” may not manifest in its full capacity, but will still manifest in a limited way, all the complications and corruption that non truth will bring.

If you are in darkness then you cannot manifest as light, but only as darkness.

The Spirit will lead you into HIS light and the brightness thereof. If we cleave to HIS manifestation, then as we allow ourselves to present His qualities to the world in place of our own, we present HIM to the world in lieu of ourselves, then we begin to manifest as HIM rather than as ourselves.

BY FAITH we cleave to Him and to HIS truth, in place of our own misguided idea of what truth may be, which is only a distortion of the truth, and distorted by the Adamic lie.

If the darkness within us is of sufficient strength through intense distortion of the truth, then manifestation of that “evil” may occur as disintegration of the “right mind” of the human personality takes place.

BY FAITH we assume to ourselves that which He has placed before us to manifest, and as we do this, He manifests Himself in us and through us, to the world at large.

If we consider all the variations of denominational “truth” which are thrust onto the world stage spotlight, then even though a central core of it may be truth (and thank God that it is), we can see just how much distortion of truth there actually is in the Christian world, and how this causes all kinds of confusion in minds which, hungry for liberating truth, are kept in the darkness of these denominational lies.