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].

CAN WE IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF SUFFERING FOR SIN THAT JESUS ENDURED? [1908]

Love was the motivation, was it also one side of the pain that He suffered? The effects of sin and the internal sin condition, “sin in the flesh” had exactly what effects on Him, and why and how?

Well, what effects do they have on US, NOW? There is guilt and anger (wrath) remorse and what happens when someone DIES that we call grief. Less than that which God is, experiences depression and anxiety, fear and dread. All these mental conditions come against us as enemies of the nature of God, and His image that we were made in. And all of these enemies are the very NATURE of that which is NOT GOD’S NATURE which is LOVE.

This disassociated self , this organised picture of independence from God which can vary from ‘sane’ to ‘insane’ and anywhere in between; is intent on harm anytime it is not involved in LOVE: and of course that is always because love is ‘a pure Spirit’ to quote “Avatar” the movie. And we are not that pure Spirit.

LOVE felt the pain and responsibility for every thought which appeared against God, Where Paul said “It is not I, but sin that dwells in me”, it was Jesus who came against this inner sin “in the flesh” and overcame it with much sorrow to himself. It is the nature of love to be concerned about everything that is NOT the nature of love, that is not the nature of itself. It is the nature of love to feel and experience the pain of the sick and suffering and to be in the opposite tension to it.

Jesus said “who touched me” because “I perceive that virtue (power) has gone out from me”. That woman was healed, and the same power was available to heal the faulty nature of man, but Jesus had to bring this about by direct conflict with the sin nature that lay in Him just as it does in us.

Any parent who has longed to see their child released from whatever predicament in which they may have become ensnared, will have insight into what the Father and the Son both felt for their fallen creation. “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…”. And everyone who has been released from the sin condition INTO that love will understand.

He BECAME SIN for us. He became on the receiving end of the ABSENCE of His Father’s love as He reached into the darkness of OUR souls and sought to bring light to OUR darkness from His own inner resources which strained His very life’s ability to do so. Remote from the Father’s resources, from His love, He had to do battle from within Himself against those forces of darkness which lay within Him side by side with the elements of corruption and OVERCOME THEM.

All the sorrow and pain and hurt that we are capable of suffering, He did so suffer for us until these were made exempt from the nature of His own love just as they were exempt from the nature of His Father’s love, so that He and His love became perfectly positioned to extract us from that self same condition that He had gone through to free us of it, forever. Only His Spirit now can be grieved until the creation is fulfilled in us as it is in Him.

IT MAY BE LOVE THAT TORTURES YOU IN HELL [1907]

Look at the evidence. “Our God is a consuming fire”. God’s enemies are consumed by fire. When Jesus returns it will be in flaming fire with the angels. While we are alive, any sin is supposed to be burnt out of us by the fire of the Holy Spirit. The analogies, the spiritual implications are written to be seen. “Every man’s work will be tested by fire”. What is of wood or paper is burnt away, and what is of spiritual import will remain.

Every man’s work amounts to WHAT and WHO every man is and has become. He has either spiritually entered into the promised land and lived his life accordingly, or he has refused to do so and also lived his life accordingly, and by this has prevented others from entering also.

So what will the torture of hell BE? Since God is love, and the hell that Jesus went through for us was because of that love, and because that love is meant to bring us through the same fiery processes to refine us as by faith we believe this is His intention for us, then it is the refusal of allowing that love to work His will in us that will disallow that love from appearing in our person. It will prevent HIS person from appearing in OUR person.

The criteria for salvation, the net end result is a person who LOVES and who HAS LOVED in this temporary life. “We love because He first loved us”.

The torture therefore, may very well be that face to face with Him who IS LOVE, knowing of the opportunities to love that were thrown away at the time. The refusal to love and be loved in the manner He prescribed; to be actually IMMERSED in His love may be extremely uncomfortable, to be finally denied ALL LOVE and to be completely and utterly conscious of it and what its loss finally means.

After all, isn’t this what scripture says, that when He returns in fire, that the earth and the works thereon will be destroyed by fire, and that will be by the fire of His Spirit, which is actually His LOVE? And every man in the testing and proving thereof, His cleansing Love!

[The one who does not love does not know God for God IS love]

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.

THE BIBLE IS TALKING ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY AND ITS PRESENT TIME RESURRECTION [1902]

I had an epiphany, a “Eureka” moment which emerged from a slow gathering together of all that the threads of scripture appeared to be saying, that it was all about the restoration and renewal of the human body in totality. The resurrection of our bodies which will take place regardless of their (our) spiritual condition, are meant to be, during this lifetime, restored by faith in Jesus and HIS resurrection.

Unfortunately traditional Christian theology has obscured, by superstition and spiritual blindness, the simple understanding of the way the defects of the initial creation are to be repaired and healed by faith in the resurrection of Jesus.

Jesus was perfected and was raised from the dead in resurrected bodily form, sown in corruptible form yet without corruption, raised as a new type of body known as a spiritual one.

Our bodies, sown while yet still corrupted, not fully restored, if at all even BEGUN to be restored; will be raised in the fiery spiritual environment to be purified completely or destroyed completely.

But it is intended that as believers we enter into life as those who HAVE BEEN “spiritually” resurrected, that we take on a FAITH RESURRECTION as those who, born again, are now partakers of the divine nature IN TOTALITY. We have been given Christ in His now resurrected perfect form, and we are to consider ourselves as resurrected with Him. PERIOD. It is only as we WALK in this faith walk with Him as those ALREADY RESURRECTED, that we are prepared for the actual resurrection to come which will make permanent our FAITH resurrection.

This of course then bypasses all the half hearted attempts to reconcile our faulty theology with the perfection that He is, and that He has provided for us. It leaves behind all the beliefs about the susceptibility to sin and the ongoing weakness of the flesh, and provides a salvation without method or instruction or rules because it relies on the absolute perfection of that which He has provided for us in which to participate through His Spirit.

His perfect victory becomes OUR perfect victory, even if at times we fail to measure up to it, it is still there and we must continue to live in it and in Him regardless of our apparent present deficiencies, which are all removed by faith in Him ANYWAY. Because THIS IS THE FAITH. To rely on Who He is and what He has done and not on ourselves.

Of course the many and varied scriptures in context which convey this clear picture are obscured by the use of the many and varied scriptures used out of context by ordinary theology which amounts to RELIGION, not FAITH.

Our WHOLE body as the person that we are has to be subjected to a cleansing by faith IN TOTALITY as in ‘…may your whole spirit soul and body be kept BLAMELESS…’ As we submit ourselves to Him. And the indwelling Spirit will conform your whole being, including your body and mind and your “flesh” to Himself.

WE OURSELVES are “The promised Land” which we are to FULLY possess; and in the future to inhabit “the New Earth”. Rom.8:23. In hope we are saved as we wait for the redemption of our body.

[Stop trying to create something which already exists][Stop trying to repair something which has already been repaired][Stop trying to receive something you have already been given] BELIEVE.

DID YOU RECEIVE THE SPIRIT WHEN YOU BELIEVED? [1887]

EXPLORATORY THEOLOGY

If we can’t answer this with certainty then this may be the problem with much of today’s Christianity. If there is no noticeable change we can point to in ourselves or in our lives, our thinking and behaviour; then the answer to that important question may very well have to be in the negative. And a Christian without the Spirit in anyone’s estimation can hardly be called a Christian, since the Spirit is the difference between life and death, it being the very “Spirit of life” without which there can be only death, and which was the Spirit’s purpose, to replace that death with life. [Romans 7 was death, Romans 8 is life].

In earlier days, the Spirit was the mark of a Christian, was the stamp of authority which “kicked off”, began the Christian era with “signs and wonders” which were out of the ordinary experience of men. Apostles travelled to churches to bring this Spirit experience to them, others received it by simply believing the gospel truth about Jesus. The Spirit empowered people to act beyond their normal experience in order to promote and expand the “kingdom of God” amongst men. Once it was established however, the evidence of signs and wonders diminished as the primary evidence of the Christian life and the Christian community became as it was intended to be, by faith, by believing in the gospel of Jesus Christ regarding His mercy and the forgiveness of sin and its cohort death; by raising the dead figuratively, spiritually, instead of literally. Those who believed were participant in “The First Resurrection”, they were raised and seated with Christ in the heavenlies from where they reign as kings and priests during THIS mortal life.

Then again, seeing it as figurative instead of literal may be part of the problem of not believing in the true sense of the word. It is said that “even the demons believe” and that “Simon the sorcerer” believed, and continuing with the apostles, then offered them money to obtain the power of being able to transmit the Spirit to men. Perhaps it was that he desired this Spiritual transference on the basis of it being mechanically transmitted instead of spiritually acquired, without a personal relationship with God; that he was admonished and accused of associating the Spirit of God with the mammon of man.

So the early sign of the Spirit’s activity was marked by supernatural happenings that were obvious to all. But now the sign of the Spirit is the fruit of the Spirit, in the change of nature from basic humanity to be “partaker’s of the divine nature”. And this life of involvement with the divine nature was to result in salvation. “Though I speak in the tongues of men and angels, if I have not love I am as a clanging bell…”. So belief without relationship results in exorcism without power, is the scriptural example, and the people got beaten up for their trouble.

The Spirit is the indwelling Christ who now guides and controls us, who is formed in us and remains in us as new Spirit infilled life, received by the action of faith in the loving nature of God through Jesus.

YOU ARE YOUR OWN LIFE’S RECORD [1849b]

There is no need for “the books to be opened”, God “remembers your sins no more” and “love keeps no record of wrongs”.

You yourself are your own record kept of what you have done, by what you have BECOME. You yourself, in yourself and of yourself, have either chosen to walk the walk of righteousness, or to disregard Christ’s sacrifice and continue to walk your own path of destiny.

The Spirit will apply the fire of life to your body, and you will either survive or you will not. If you are found to contain life, if what you have become is of gold, then the fire will bring out that gold and add it to the universal storehouse of that gold. But if you are still of paper or wood, you will burn.

God’s environment is spiritual, but man’s natural environment is not. “Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God”, nor can the natural inherit the supernatural. The stated aim of the bible for Christians, contrary to popular opinion, is not to join the angels in heaven and to float around on clouds playing harps. It is the RESURRECTION OF THE BODY. In other words, it is the original intention of God’s creation as brought through to its final stage of that creation, which is that there shall be a new IMMORTAL body resurrected from the dead and from death.

But that resurrection must have already taken place in spiritual reality within you, as you have been “born again” with Jesus, and already ‘risen with Him to the heavenly places’. It is only those who are spiritually risen with Him already, who will be spiritually compatible with the fire of the Spirit when He returns to “examine” or put to the test, the substance of what they have become, or have remained. There must have been a transition from death to life ALREADY in THIS life in order for the reality of that new immortal body to be revealed as being of spiritual substance and influence.

Jesus Himself willingly underwent this process of subjection to the fire of the Spirit, on the cross, which we could not do without complete destruction resulting to us. But He has made a way of separating ourselves from our natural selves, by accepting the indwelling of His own risen Spirit, as revealed at Pentecost for the purpose of indwelling and sanctifying the human body so that its spiritual content will outweigh its carnal content, but that in any case that spiritual content being the nature of Christ (Christ in you, the hope of glory) will be recovered from the natural body by transformation of its natural nature to supernatural substance.

So there is no need of any testimony whatsoever, because you will either be a creature of life or of death, and your end will be met with the justice it deserves, whether to be revealed as righteous in Christ or unrighteous under the law of sin and death.

WE ARE NOT HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR OUR SIN – WE ARE HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR NOT HAVING LEFT IT [1784b]

It is a sad thing to dwell on sins of the past, God says “He remembers them no more” so why do WE? While we are dwelling on the past, we are poisoning our present and therefore also our future! Death is already dead, so we should ensure we have left death behind and are producing life as a result of having left death behind.

Because all flesh will perish, only that flesh which has recognised this and crossed over from death to life, will survive the final crossover from flesh to Spirit. Past sins have been accounted for – ALL sin has been accounted for as death worthy already in the body of Jesus.

So we are held accountable for nothing but the absence of life. Life produces in us more life, and only THIS life will be “held accountable” but only in the good sense. What you become is what you will be forever, once “the door is shut”. Death is already accounted dead, just like our past sin. Only real life remains, and it will remain forever.