“A Voice for the Gathering Saints”
In coming out from among the arena of education there is coming forth many veins of so called truth that is being propagated to the world as “the truth”. These veins of truth, so called, are also coming forth from the religious arena, with these likewise propagating them as “the truth”. These mind-sets find themselves standing in accordance with that one “realm of thought”, a standard established which opposes and resist any other “realms of thought”. These thought patterns become a “seed”, which once planted in the minds of various vessels, begin to bring forth a like-kind nature. That is, while standing upon their “truth” they, more often than not, resist and war against what God has declared as “truth”, the real truth established by Him, placed in a seed (the Christ), and purposed to grow into manhood and maturity to manifest itself according to God’s preordained purpose.
Note, that in this, God’s purpose, He planted a seed which will produce a like-kind family of sons and heirs. The key to becoming one of these sons and heirs is to overcome the influence of those so called truths coming from the educational arenas as well as the religious arena. Gal. 3:26-29 states God’s truth, “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed and heir according to the promise”. Here we should take thought as to the great need in becoming sons and heirs of God. That is, these truths of the world’s arenas are not the way to true life. It is worldly truths (educational and religious) that keep a people from our primary need, a love for Christ. These worldly truths often times consist of commitments to leaders, denominations, or nonessential customs of our brand of religion. “Truth” birthed from the minds of “worldly men” often times separate us from the requirement stated in verse 27 above, “have put on Christ”. These hindrances can also include racial, cultural or social differences. This list can also include education, position, financial status and political beliefs. Included much of the time are those who do not look, act, or talk like we do. Therefore, the only way to be an overcomer is to “put on Christ” which speaks of His mind, His will, His desires and emotions which is the first and foremost need in our lives. The need, for us all, is that we might become Christ’s seed, which is the true House of Abraham.
Becoming Abraham’s seed is not speaking of those born just after the flesh, but only those who are born of the Spirit, of the Christ seed. Consideration should be given to God’s truth that at the “putting on of Christ” all the old religious rituals, carnal forms and old covenants are replaced with God’s truth alone, His new covenant. Matt. 27:51-53, “Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised”. “Putting on Christ” then is much more than a simple knowing about Him. It is much more than being forgiven of past sins, but it is, a dieing to the fallen intellectual, carnal, religious old man while coming alive to the new creation, the new creation man who has become the like-kind nature of God, resurrected in spirit, soul and then the body to stand in God’s throne-room authority. Heb. 8:7-10, “For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. Because finding fault with them. He says, Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah – not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day, when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people”.
We are speaking of the one true way to find and become the resurrected manifesting seed of God. That is to be “putting on Christ” which speaks of ascension, a receiving of the one sent by God, who descended into our earth, our lives, to cause us to know the ascending mind-set of His truth. Eph. 4:8-10, “Therefore He says: When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men. Now this, He ascended – what does it mean, but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? (Fallen man). He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things”.
(Please read John 5:19-47). Herein, God’s “true seed” comes to the forefront and what it means to be of those who “put on Christ”. We, a people, born naturally into a fallen lower nature have incorporated into our life-styles every form of mind-sets that make up the darken world we live in. These mind-sets are the fruit of every arena man has birthed from himself to dwell among this darkened world. In this world of darkness we became a god unto ourselves to rule and reign over the society we allow ourselves to submit to and live in. The arena’s of society and the culture we are influenced by in our natural upbringing is the product of our environmental, educational, genealogical, economical and religious arenas which have molded us to be us in the natural maturing processes we have matured in. Peer pressure also motivates us to achieve a form of success in finding a place in our own little world. Even though our world is a world of darkness, we seemingly remain deceitfully satisfied with it until God begins to speak forth into our spirits and soul the light of His being, His life.
As God’s light, the knowledge of His ways, begins to penetrate our being, we become aware of another world, God’s world. This new awareness causes conflict within us, as we began to see and know the great difference between these two worlds which reveals for us a need for a transition from one world government to another. This speaks of dieing to the government of a fallen world that we might become alive to the government of God’s world, His kingdom, His nature. This also speaks of the needed transition of being resurrected into God’s throne-room authority from the death realm of the carnal world we have been trapped in. In learning how to live under this new governmental realm we find it necessary to become again the “living soul” man, even as Adam was before his fall. This truth causes in us a need, which we need to take note of and consider.
The foremost principle of God’s kingdom is obedience. This speaks of that need to know that we can in no wise be independent unto ourselves. We, like Jesus, can only do that which comes forth from the Father and not of our own self. Therefore we have a need to allow ourselves to see into our Fathers abiding place, to take time to hear from Him and therein know what the Father desires. (This speaks of a need for a nature change, one that enables a people to move in the like-kind nature of the Father). Is it not so that Jesus, in the beginning of His ministry from the Jordon River heard from an open heaven as the Father opened Himself to Jesus with this declaration, “This is my beloved Son”? To see means that we have been given the power to see, to observe accurately and with a desire to do what is shown. God, willing to reveal Himself, does so in order that through us the world might begin to see and know Him. HOW? Because of now receiving and becoming His “true seed”, it means He now lives in us and His nature, being birthed within, is manifesting from us. Thus, as the world sees His nature coming from within us, the world will begin to see Him.
Likewise we also have judgment, another principle of this “true seed”. In understanding that the meaning of the word ‘judgment” is “a separating, a turning point”, it speaks then of a people who, in honoring God, become a pure seed of resurrection, a moving from the realm of death, to be planted by God into His kingdom garden to bring forth after its own kind. This judgment then is that which separates the “true seed” from all the tares of this world’s seed that is growing all about them. In this separation, this turning point, God’s “true seed” then becomes the judgment of God unto the carnal world of abomination. In this, God sends forth this people to all God’s creation for the purpose of judgment. In sending them forth for judgment we should rest and know that in the sending forth, He, the Father accompanies those He sends. How could it be otherwise because this “true seed” is now become one with the Father. Is these not those in whom Jesus prayed for in John 17:22, “And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one”.
Who are these “true seed”? These are those who come out from the death realm, a people who are no longer a part of destruction and deterioration, but now, because of the receiving of God’s “true seed” they taste and dwell in the resurrected, eternal fountain of life. These are those, because of overcoming the carnal man, they are now living in the delegated power of God with the liberty and right to manifest that same power. Therefore, in righteous judgment they establish the kingdom of setting the captives free from that realm of death. Being sent forth from God in the Spirit without measure, the love of God now conquers all darkness. God’s eternal light shines forth to eradicate all that has sprang forth from the gross darkness which dwells upon the minds of the people. The greater need is to now see the Christ and all His body as it appears. While many have searched the scriptures, looking for this eternal life, they have missed the mark because of leaving out the most important part. John 5:39-40, “You search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to me that you may have life”.
Resurrection is a coming up out of the tombs of the death realm of darkness. Jesus’ death on the cross destroyed the wall of separation that we might move from that realm of darkness and an in-part order to the realm of life which God purposed for His creation. Herein many have died and many continue to dwell in the realm of death, but God’s desire, in this season of resurrection, is for His seed to manifest fully that realm of life, to participate in that which is available. Matt. 27:50-53 declares this release which reaches all the way back to the beginning and forward until the coming forth of God’s new heaven and earth. “And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many”.
Jesus, the first born son, was sent forth from God to become a seed. In becoming that “true seed” of God His mission was to implant that same like-kind seed into creation. This, being fulfilled, now the harvest from God’s field is coming forth, with each coming forth in his own order. Thus, with this now being the season for the appearing of the coming man-child, a many member body is now appearing, even as the first-born Son, with these moving in the power of the throne-room authority of God. These are those, who like the first-born, under the law of the seed of reproducing after its own kind; arise out of the realm of death to know the realm of life in a full measure. Rom. 1:3-4, “Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead”. According to the law of the seed, shall we not know Him in like manner? His “true seed” now are coming forth to manifest in an increasing manner their true purpose. Like the first seed, they also shall be declared to be God’s sons by the power of holiness and the resurrection from the realm of death, the darkness that is of this world.
Has not God’s seed come forth? Has it not, for two days (2000 years) been hidden behind the curtain of these flesh and blood bodies while being torn and stricken? But the promise is that on the third day He would raise us up to dwell in His sight before the entire world? In this, God’s “true seed”, separated from all the darkness of this world, shall now make their appearance in this season of God’s harvest, a seed of like-kind nature. Hosea 6:1-2, “Come, and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in his sight”. Living in His sight speaks of a people with a like-kind nature that are now walking the earth while moving in the authority of the throne-room. The throne-room is God’s dwelling place in us and us in Him manifesting to the world that which he is. This is a people who have become the visible expression of the invisible God, God’s “true seed”.