Part 33. being initiated into a mystery


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This issue is showing some of the mysteries of God that have & are being revealed to those who would want go all the way. One of the topics is Christ knowing Christ, a little far out, take a look. Also the the mystery of, ''We shall not all die.'' The mystery of redemption is something that should interest all.

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Part 33. being initiated into a mystery

  1. 1. Christ the Antidote Regarding Death CHRIST THE ANTIDOTE REGARDING DEATH Part 33. Being Initiated Into A Mystery!Jesus in speaking to the Twelve once said this. And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries ofthe kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may notunderstand. Luk 8:10. The mysteries of God which are concealed to some & yet revealed to others arenever understood by the natural mind, they are revealed only by the Spirit & are only spiritually discerned.We must realise that they can never be understood intellectually or even religiously apprehended. Thesespiritually understood mysteries are always given to us in parables or metaphors. For example. That by revelation he made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in few words; By whichwhen ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, Which in other ages was notmade known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;That the Gentiles should be joint-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ bythe Gospel: Eph 3:3-6. I very much like the way that the Concordant version describes this mystery inRom 16::25. and the heralding of Christ Jesus in accord with the revelation of a secret hushed intimes eonian, To the Jewish Pharisees & Sadducees this could not be remotely understood as they were thinking intheir natural carnal reasoning which was filled with tradition. Now we can all say yes, yes I understandcompletely BUT, I would venture to say that - myself first included - all of us because of our pastunderstanding & TRADITION would have some reticence somewhere as to seeing revealed truth. WHY?Because truth is SPIRITUALLY DISCERNED & is only revealed by the Father, the Spirit of God. Forthey that worship Him MUST worship Him in Spirit & truth. Paul clarifies this mystery further in thisnext verse. [For my concern is] that their hearts may be braced (comforted, cheered, and encouraged) as theyare knit together in love, that they may come to have all the abounding wealth and blessings of assuredconviction of understanding, and that they may become progressively more intimately acquainted withand may know more definitely and accurately and thoroughly that mystic secret of God, [which is]Christ (the Anointed One). 3 In Him all the treasures of [divine] wisdom (comprehensive insight intothe ways and purposes of God) and [all the riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment are storedup and lie hidden. Col 2:2-3. Amp. This wonderful mystic secret is summed up in three words, JESUSTHE CHRIST. But let us look a little deeper, as Paul further illustrates. The Mystery Deepens! Christ Knowing Christ !Consequently, from now on we estimate and regard no one from a [purely] human point of view [interms of natural standards of value]. [No] even though we once did estimate Christ from a humanviewpoint and as a man, yet now [we have such knowledge of Him that] we know Him no longer [interms of the flesh]. Therefore if any person is [in-grafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation(a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold,the fresh and new has come! 2 Co 5:16-17. Amp. Here in this verse I believe lies the key to theproblem of many of our downfalls including animosity toward one another. The KJV states, Whereforehenceforth know we no man after the flesh: Even as the disciples knew Christ in the flesh & thenafterward they could no longer do so. Why? He was now in a spiritual realm, & might I add IN THEM, weare also to know EVERY MAN in this same way & the secret & success to us of this mystery is to only seeCHRIST who is their true identity & is also our true identity in actual fact it is Christ knowing Christ. I 1
  2. 2. Christ the Antidote Regarding Deathlike this translation as regards judging one another. I tell you men, if you would censure not till you arefree from sin, the WORLD would soon forget the meaning of the word accused. When we come to realise that Christ is no longer just the head & that He is not only in the body but HeIS the BODY. The Christ in me responds to the Christ in you. Now we can understand why the baby Johnleaped in Elisabeth’s womb when Mary greeted her & Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit & shecried out with a loud cry, Blessed favoured of God above all other women are you! And blessed is thefruit of your womb. And how should this honour be granted to me that the mother of my Lord shouldcome to me? Luke 1: 1-43. (Paraphrased). Christ meeting Christ. What a mystery! Now we might see afurther depth to the age old text, Deep calls unto deep. When I was a young man before I knew any ofthese deeper truths of God I had an awareness or an innate knowing that there was something in all men,that when I would speak to them spiritually I would concentrate on this awareness of spirituality that Iknew I could talk to & give life to & try to wake it up. I would not talk to the person, or the flesh man butI would address in my spirit what I now know to be the Christ. God was very gracious to us in those days& we were very blessed with success in soul winning. Now I am well aware that I am not alone in this &I am not saying this to be vain as I know that the credit all goes to Christ for it would never have happenedif He had not caused it. It was then even as it is now the deep calling unto deep the Christ in meministering to the Christ in them. Whenever we fellowship with one another & minister to each other it isthis very thing, the Christ in me ministering to the Christ in you. Even right now this is happening, we areedifying one another Christ to Christ. All praises be to our most wonderful God. Is This Man Beside Himself!I would like at this time to once again share the words of George Hawtin. There are several definitionsof a mystic, but the one I like best is this. One who has been initiated into a mystery. Now when werealise that a mystery is something incomprehensible in its nature, something that can never possibly beunderstood apart from divine revelation, then consider how wonderful a thing it is to be initiated into amystery. Blessed be the man who has thus been enlightened by the Spirit of God! But such a man hasno ability to disclose the truth revealed to him until the Holy Spirit in loving kindness draws aside thedarkening veil & reveals the hidden truth that those who hear might understand. It is said of Jesus,Then opened He their understanding that they might understand the scriptures. Luke 24:45. Theheavens are closed because our minds are closed. Thus we grope in darkness & thus we remain until bythe miracle of divine revelation of our understanding is enlightened..... Let not those who enter into thesecret of Gods presence imagine even for one moment that other Christians will understand, for they willnot. Tell them ever so earnestly, but they cannot hear. From this day forth the spiritual man will be aspeckled bird Jer 12: 9. Even while he tells them, their eyes will be heavy with sleep & he will seem tothem as one who has taken leave of his senses. This in a measure is true, for the celestial realm is beyondthe realm of time & sense. The people who listened to Paul cried, Paul thou art beside thyself; muchlearning doth make thee mad. To which he replied, I am not mad, most noble Festus, but speak forththe words of truth & soberness. Acts 26:24. Perhaps Paul had this same accusation in mind when hewrote to the Corinthians, If we be beside ourselves, it is to God. 2 Cor 5:13. Unquote. Behold I Show You A Mystery We Shall Not All Die!Take notice! I tell you a mystery (a secret truth, an event decreed by the hidden purpose or counsel ofGod). We shall not all fall asleep [in death], but we shall all be changed (transformed). 1Co 15:51.Amp. This is a mystery that not all have understood or believed as it should be as yet, one of the reasonsis because of a recent tradition known as the rapture, which teaches that people are going to be zapped offthe earth to escape all the trouble, but I wish to suggest that as the three Hebrew boys went through thefiery furnace - overcame - & then afterward ruled on this terra-firma, & as Joshua & Caleb who werevastly in the minority & who overcame all obstacles & went into the PROMISED LAND & werevictorious, so it will be with the remnant, the sons of God, or the Man-child, they will stay & rule right 2
  3. 3. Christ the Antidote Regarding Deathhere on this earth & will be seated on Gods throne within themselves, - literalism is one of the deadlyenemies of truth - for that is exactly where they have overcome & are OVERCOMERS. I would add at thistime that once Joshua & Caleb had tasted the fruit of the promised land, there was no turning back as faras they were concerned, remember that they were threatened with death, but with them it was DO OR DIE. The truth is, that there is a rapture, a being caught up & it is happening within ourselves as therevelation of truth becomes more pronounced to those who are hungering & thirsting after truth &righteousness. As a number of writers are informing us that within ourselves is our lower self or ourmistaken identity & then also we have within us our true self Christ our true identity, whilst these two areoperating separately & we periodically confess that we have a second nature or part to us thus makingTWO, we cannot agree with Jesus who said that I and My Father ARE ONE. we still are prone tochange from one to the other to suit our five senses & we still have two natures operating within us. Forinstance, Whoever finds his [lower] life will lose it [the higher life], and whoever loses his [lower] lifeon My account will find it [the higher life]. Mat 10:39, Amp. So the lesson to be learned here is that the lower life our - mistaken identity - is to be swallowed up intothe higher life which is Christ our true identity. Now whilst any of us are operating from the two naturesthere can be no real constant peace. Oh yes there can of course - if we are having a trial or such something - come a wonderful peace from Christ to help us through the problem, but then if we do not stay inthat Christ consciousness, we return to what we were before; but of course will have hopefully learnedsomething from the experience. Lately I have been getting so much from the Gospel of Thomas, this willexplain a little further as to where we are heading, here are several excerpts, Jesus said: If the two make peace with each other in this single house, - our body - they will say tothe mountain Move away and it shall move. Also, On the day that you were One you created thetwo; but then being two what will you do? Plus, When he is emptied he will be filled with light; butwhen he is divided he will be filled with darkness. Then, When you make the two One, you willbecome Sons of man. meaning as Jesus was the Son of man. Lastly, So that you will make themale & the female - spirit & soul - into a single One, in order that the male is not made male nor thefemale made female. The explanation is that Christ - our true identity - is male, & soul – our mistakenidentity – being female. The key of course is that the two become one, as the above Mat 10:39 text tells uswhoever LOSES his lower life, then coupling that with When YOU make the two ONE, also So thatyou will make the male & the female into a single ONE. Now what I am suggesting here is somethingthat I have never mentioned before as in the last few days I have had illumination from the Spirit on thisvery thing. Jesus said that I and My Father ARE ONE. There is no admission here of a secondmistaken identity, we can read that into it if we wish with the I, but His confession is ONE. As from twodays ago I will not any longer myself recognise a mistaken identity as a second part of myself, or a secondidentity, if I do I am confessing TWO instead of ONE. I because of illumination or I might say a lifting ofthe veil have now made the two ONE. Read carefully what I am now going to say. My identity is Christ &none other, I am a Christ & I do not recognise any other, I have now made the TWO, ONE. If you aregrasping this you too can do the same, let me say this, this writing may be of some help to you but unlessthe Spirit reveals this to you it cannot become a reality in your life, but there is a wonderful solution,speak to your father about it, seek him & I am sure He will speak to you. Whatsoever things that youdesire when you pray believe & you will receive. This understanding of course is a lead into being apart of the mystic company who shall not die. The Last Adam!In conjunction with the above, I would now like us to look at this verse in 1 Cor 15:45. Thus it iswritten, The first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ)became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life]. Also as a help I let us read the words of Moffatt.Thus it is written, The first man, Adam, became an animate being, the last Adam a life-giving 3
  4. 4. Christ the Antidote Regarding DeathSpirit; 1Co 15:45. If we are identifying our identity with Christ, I believe that we are to go all the wayfor in God we become what we believe for. The question I now ask myself is, was Jesus truly the lastAdam? If He was, then in reality there are no more first Adams; Yes But! Now we can yes but all of ourlives & miss out on deeper truths. We are not now discussing what we can see with our eyes we arespeaking spiritual facts, in other words TRUTH. As Christians we should know by now that what weperceive with our five senses is usually far from spiritual truth. While we look not at the things whichare seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but thethings which are not seen are eternal. 2Co 4:18. Jesus came to turn the whole human race around from the carnal into the spiritual so that in the finalanalysis death would be overcome & for this to happen, our thinking needs not only a shake up but also aquantum leap, not just new wine but new wine skins. If Jesus was the last Adam we need not only tobelieve Him but to identify with Him. This also agrees with our becoming ONE & is also another supportfor us not to identify & recognise our mistaken identity as being a spiritual fact in our perception of ouridentity. The simple truth is if Jesus was the last Adam then SO ARE WE!! I think it is wonderful. Who Told You That You Were Naked?The answer is of course an adversary, an accuser, an opponent, satan or the Hebrew saw-tawn withoutany capitals & the only person he ever was or ever will be is in the guise of what we have called ourmistaken identity & is the only real saw-tawn or adversary we will ever encounter, - & in this I amincluding the events in the book of Job - does this seem far out to you, then my advice, if you areinterested, is to do some real honest research - not five minutes - into the matter. Who told us that we werenaked? Our mistaken identity of course & is from now on in my confession, no longer a part of theequation. Christ & only Christ is my identity. I HAVE NOW MADE THE TWO ONE, & only ONE. WhilstChrist is my only identity or my true self, all else is being SWALLOWED UP in Him. I might add that thelie of my mistaken identity has only one destination; the bottomless pit for it is without any foundation &has been a lie from the very beginning for we were never ever separated from God. Jn 8:44. Once this is understood I can see that there will be such a progression that - the illusion of this lie whichis not eternal, & never will be, will be uncovered within yourself - Christ will then be gradually increasedin us until He is fully activated within ourselves & we will also become resurrected CHRISTS. The realtruth is that there is really only one in us as Christ cannot be divided but this is something that is onlybeing realised by those who the Spirit apprehends. The separation or - the valley of the shadow of death -is really only in our spiritual perception & will only be with us until the veil is lifted. Allow me to further illustrate; The reason that for so long through the ages we have thought that ourbeing was a five sensed flesh man, is that we have not realised that we were God beings & unless we nowconsciously daily remind ourselves of the true nature of our being which is Christ & none other we willcome under the general belief that we are something separate & apart from God. And most of whatappears to us as real is really a false sense of reality. Also let me add that the veil is the flesh or our fivesenses or our mistaken identity. Who told you that you were naked. or that you are two, or that you have no covering. Thank Godfor the words of Jesus. I and My Father ARE ONE. To make this a little clearer the real truth is that theI – my five sense perception - & my Christ identity are one & they always have been & to think otherwiseis a lie or - an illusion - & to me it means that the veil is still over our spiritual eyes. But wonderful news,to the true seeker the veil is now being removed to a greater degree & that means it is happening to morethan we may realise. I personally feel that after a further opening of my understanding - in reality – recently, that to knowno man after the flesh but to see the Christ in every man is a wonderful step for all of us in the right 4
  5. 5. Christ the Antidote Regarding Deathdirection - & I am not insinuating that others are not further ahead than myself - in reaching the requiredgoal of being fully transformed. Also I am not making any wonderful claims, I am endeavouring tofollow the leading of the Spirit, as we all are, but I do feel wonderful faith & hope for the future. What awonderful mystery this is & of course the beautiful part is that it has been & is now being revealed moregreatly. Now we can read different writings all day long, but unless the hunger is there to do & tounderstand the will of God it will mean nothing & we can never know any secret of God by reading only,it will only happen if the Spirit touches us. If it does not come to you immediately do not be discouragedfor there is a time for everyone in this wonderful mystery that we have been & are being initiated into. The Mystery Of The Plan Of Redemption!Now to Him Who is able to strengthen you in the faith which is in accordance with my Gospel and thepreaching of (concerning) Jesus Christ (the Messiah), according to the revelation (the unveiling) ofthe mystery of the plan of redemption which was kept in silence and secret for long ages, Rom 16:25.Amp. This is a most delightful mystery. The plan of redemption incorporates a wonderfully large scopeof aspects which we will now share what I consider are the most important of them. For over thirty years I preached faithfully what I was taught in the denominational system until thecommand of Christ came to me Come out from among them & be separate. & though I preached withfervour what I had been taught, toward the end I began to have many doubts & now I am convinced thatwhen you first begin to come into the knowledge of the Most Holy Place we need to - leave our spiritualfather & mother - whether it be associations, churches or people, both physically & spiritually to betaught of God. We need to be apart from the association of blind guides & be taught of God, the greatuniversal & eternal purposes of God, who does not lie, & cannot change, & who cannot be swayed oneiota in His purpose of wisdom from what He planned before the ages were ever formed or time began. The following is from the pen of George Hawtin, it is exactly what I wish to say but I so very much likethe expressiveness our dear brother. It is beyond my ken & understanding how the existing churchsystems can possibly pretend to be bringing the good news of the gospel to the people who dwell on theearth. In spite of the plain teaching of scripture, which clearly states that God has reconciled all thingsto Himself, the preachers shamelessly tell the people that ninety nine people out of every hundred will belost & go to a burning hell to suffer its raging fires & agonising tortures ceaselessly & eternally, withouthope & without God for time unimaginable, for what creature of time can possibly imagine eternity? Thisthey call the gospel & this they call the good news. I cannot possibly imagine any news that could beworse than this, no not if my imagination were to run rampant day & night forever! And what is evenworse they willingly admit that God, being omniscient, must have known all this harm & loss, & yet forall His love & omnipotence He did not deter or hinder it. Furthermore we are asked to believe that the ignorance of the masses of mankind has no bearing ontheir fate. We are supposed to believe that, though billions of Chinese, Indians & Africans through nofault of their own have lived & died without knowing anything at all of Gods Son, still they areinexcusable. Then these poor, blind leaders of the blind try to tell us that this is the good news. It isdreadful news. It is completely out of harmony with all that God is & all that God does. He who said,Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn, must surely have some concern for an evenhigher creation. If no sparrow falls without His notice, are we not better than many sparrows? What we have just read is certainly an indictment against the beliefs & religiosity of the so calledChurch. Now I will tell you the truth! The Mystery of Redemption includes every man, woman child,baby, those with any disease, those with hardly any mind at all, Hitler, Stalin, Alexander the great,whoever you wish to name, but there will have to be a change in everyone who comes to God & this iswhat our Christ Jesus accomplished on the Cross by shedding His blood, & by raising up from the dead &resurrecting. If I be lifted up from the earth - the cross & the resurrection - I will draw ALL men unto 5
  6. 6. Christ the Antidote Regarding Deathme. Jn 12:32. Plus For it is written, As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and everytongue shall confess to God [acknowledge Him to His honour and to His praise]. Rom 14:11, Amp.[Isa. 45:23.] Many are inclined to think that there is no hope beyond the grave but the good news is found in 1st Pet3:18-20. This is when Christ addressed the disobedient ones who rebelled in the days of Noah, Jesus wentto these once disobedient ones & proclaimed the truth of what He had accomplished through His deathburial & resurrection, then we read in Eph 4:8, that He took those who He had captivated with Hispreaching & led a train of vanquished foes & ascended with them up on high, & this was all done not byforce but by the lover of lovers, the spirit of God Himself. But before He did this He had to descend intothe lower parts of the earth. And before we can lead any into a very high place we too will have toexperience a descent-ion & that is to forego what we think is our life & exchange it for the truth of theChrist-life. God who is no respect-or of persons, has not selected only some to escape this so called eternal hell,but He has made provision for ALL MEN, For He will have all men to be saved. 1Tim 2;4. And might Iadd that God always gets what He wishes for. For God is NOT WILLING that any should perish. 2 Pet3:9. The thing that God is WILLING for all men is the blissful fellowship that is found in His love to befor eternity & it is all found in the redemption. If God has a time for the angels that left their first estate& sinned, to be judged, Krisis, then He has a time for all men. And might I also say that all thejudgements of God are remedial, & part of the Mystery of Redemption is that included in it, is theRECONCILIATION OF ALL THINGS. Col 1:20. Here is a wonderful verse. And God purposed thatthrough (by the service, the intervention of) Him [the Son] ALL THINGS should be completelyreconciled back to Himself, whether on earth or in heaven, as through Him, [the Father] made peaceby means of the blood of His cross. Weymouth states. To reconcile the universe to Himself. False Causes of Banishment.This what we are sharing now is further consolidation on the Reconciliation of all things. Here is a casein point where Absalom had murdered his brother, not without good reason as far as Ablalom wasconcerned. As far as David was concerned he deserved to be banished from his presence, if you do notknow the story it deserves a read as it is very involved & interesting. Absalom stayed with hisgrandfather for three years but David did not invite Absalom to return even though he longed to go to him- this is showing the heart of God - for reasons that we could only guess he did not. Now Davids verygood friend Joab knew the situation & sent a wise woman Tekoah to talk to David & in the following twoverses uttered these words under the unction of the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Sam 2:13-14. And the womansaid, Why then have you thought such a thing against the people of God? for the king does speak thisthing as one who is faulty, in that the king does not bring home again his banished. 14 For we mustneeds die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither does Godrespect any person: yet does He devise means, that His banished be not expelled from him. I want us to understand & digest these words that are coming from the Almighty God. YET DOES HEDEVISE MEANS THAT HIS BANISHED BE NOT EXPELLED FROM HIM. As far as I am concerned thereis no greater message than the redemptive message of the reconciliation of all things. God has a way, Godhas a hope for us beyond a Hell. The following verse. Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for You: and they have not revealed Your iniquity,to turn away Your captivity; but have seen for You false burdens and causes of banishment. Lam2:14. Thy prophets have seen for thee a false and insipid thing, And have not revealed concerning thineiniquity, To turn back thy captivity, And they see for thee false burdens and causes of expulsion. Lam2:14.Youngs. This is a warning both for then & also a future prophecy for today. In other words, theprophets of God have not preached the truth regarding sin, allowed anything in their assemblies, & on top 6
  7. 7. Christ the Antidote Regarding Deathof that they preach false doctrines regarding burdens & eternal causes of banishment & expulsion. Whichoriginates & come from the Harlot & makes those who teach an eternal hell children of their mother. I amglad to say that the opposite is the truth & that is that there is a process where in the finality God hasplanned a glorious provision that is for ALL MEN through that wonderful Plan of Redemption. WHAT AWONDERFUL MYSTERY. The Redemption Of Our Bodies!Now we have touched on this in the previous heading We Shall Not All Die. In the 8th chapter & the23rd verse of Romans we read And not only they, but ourselves also, who have the first-fruits of theSpirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption -ransom in full - of our body. There seems to be a difference of opinion among some on this very verse, I can only tell you what I feelthe Spirit has revealed to me thus far. My understanding is that the body means the body that we touch,feel, & walk around in. When we are told And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I prayGod your whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord JesusChrist. 1Th 5:23.Webster. I believe what I read. After doing research on this word in both verses. I feelthat as in the Tabernacle plan if the Most Holy Place represented our spirit, & the Holy Place representedour soul, then I am simple enough to believe that the Outer Court represented our natural body, the onethat Paul told us that we were to present as a living sacrifice holy & acceptable unto the Lord. In the book of 1Cor 6: 13-20. The word body is mentioned 8 times. Every one of them come from thesame word as in the two verses above & are from Strongs # G 4983. Please allow me to cite these 8mentioned. V 13. Now the body is not for lewdness, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. V15. Know yenot, that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and makethem the members of a harlot? By no means. 16.What? know ye not that he who is joined to a harlot isone body? for two, says he, shall be one flesh. V 18. Flee lewdness. Every sin that a man does, iswithout the body; but he that commits lewdness, sins against his own body. V19 What, know ye notthat your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God, and ye are notyour own? V20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit,which are Gods. In every case the word body is speaking about our natural body which is the Temple of God. I see noreason in this case to try to change the understanding to say that it is anything other than our natural body.Having said that I believe that we have more than a strong case to claim that when Paul mentions that theredemption - or the ransom in full - is referring to a change & that it is referring to our natural bodies.Now to some this may not sit right, but I wish to quote again, and I pray God your whole spirit andsoul and body may be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Why? BecauseGod wants to change it our body or metamorphose it into a body like the Lord Jesus appeared in to thedisciples, one that could eat fish & yet walk through walls, a body that could touch the disciples & yetdisappear & be in contact with another invisible realm. When Paul speaks & tells us to be patient as weawait the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ the Saviour, Who will transform & fashion anew the bodyof our humiliation - not our spiritual body - to conform it to & be like the body of His glory & majesty,by exerting that power which enables Him even to subject everything to Himself. Phil 3:20b-21, I donot need to be a Rhodes Scholar to understand what is meant by the body of our humiliation, it is thisbody that we are living in now, the KJV refers to our vile body which means exactly the same thing.Notice that the body mentioned is a vile body & not a spiritual body, also notice the that letters in vile arethe same as in veil but are changed in presentation, when the vile is changed in appearance we will thensee the whole truth regarding the veil. Furthermore if we are to follow the pattern Son to the letter? We are also told in the Acts 2:27, 7
  8. 8. Christ the Antidote Regarding Deathbecause Thou wilt not leave my soul to hades, nor wilt Thou give Thy Kind One to see corruption;then to nail it down we read in verse 31 having foreseen, he did speak concerning the rising again ofthe Christ, that his soul was not left to hades, nor did his FLESH see corruption. Then in Acts 13:36.We read, that as David saw corruption, then in verse 37 we are told but he whom God did raise up,did not see corruption. or did not experience putrefaction and dissolution of the grave. This also is whatis meant when we read that this mortal must put on immortality. What a message of Reconciliation. This is what we are awaiting, the adoption, to wit, the redemption - or ransom in full - of our body.Incidentally there is a difference between to being changed to spirit alone & being changed or transformedinto a glorious spiritual body. God alone is Spirit, but he prepared Himself a body in Christ, & to myselfit is ridiculous to suggest that He had nothing to do with the creation of that body, ALL THINGS ARE OFGOD, Rom 8:20. And now the Father through Christ is in the process of enlarging that body He hasprepared for Himself. I am going to say Hallelujah for in this Mystery is the wonderful Plan ofRedemption. But as we mentioned before, Jesus was & is the last Adam, so there are really no more firstAdams. Saints what a mystery we are being initiated into, Oh the wonder of wonders & it is never going to end,but will become deeper & more glorious as the eons progress. I feel an urge to leave you with one moreencouraging verse. For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and moreabundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond allmeasure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory andblessedness never to cease.] 2Co 4:17. Amp. Another Voice From The Past!Ambrose, 340-397 A.D. “Bishop of Milan; converted Augustine by his preaching; the Father of Latinhymnology; reproduced many of the writings of the Greek Fathers.” 15 “The mystery of the Incarnation is the salvation of the entire it is elsewhere said, “thewhole creation shall be set free from the bondage of corruption”....So the Son of Man came to save thatwhich is lost, all, for as in Adam all die, so, too, in Christ shall all be made alive. The subjection of Christconsists not in a few, but in all (becoming obedient)...Christ will be subject to God in us by means of theobedience of all...(then) when vices having been cast away, and sin reduced to submission, one spirit of allpeople, in one sentiment, shall with one accord begin to cleave to God, then God will be All in All.--Ambrose.” De fide lib. v. 7. 16Blessings to all.Written by Ralph Knowles, September. 2011. For those who have enjoyed this article & are hungry for the deeper truths of “ Third day revelation” Please contact Ralph Knowles. Phone 07 38187875, Mobile 0448126882. The mailing address is, 47/13 Thomas St Goodna Qld 4300 Australia. <> Web < >If we have been prone to human error in this article it is not purposely, & I trust that a little kindness would allow for any fault, & that we willconsider & imbibe the better or spiritual part of that which is presented & intended. RWK.. 8