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Seated In The Kingdom Proclaiming Himself As God! I Am Right And You Are Wrong! And One Sat On The Throne! If We Would All Not Judge Until We Are Free From Faults And Failings! The ...

Seated In The Kingdom Proclaiming Himself As God! I Am Right And You Are Wrong! And One Sat On The Throne! If We Would All Not Judge Until We Are Free From Faults And Failings! The Policy Plan And Effectiveness Of Melchisedec! A Utopian World In Christ! To What Extent Is Our Relationship In Christ! Allowing Our Godliness To Take Possession Within Our Temple! The Prince Of Peace Must First Be Prince Of Strife! The Gold!

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  • Christ The Antidote Regarding Death CHRIST THE ANTIDOTE REGARDING DEATH Part 66. Humanism As Opposed To Godliness! ''Now we are asking you, brethren, for the sake of the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to Him, 2 that you be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be alarmed, either through spirit, or through word, or through an epistle as through us, as that the day of the Lord is present. 3 No one should be deluding you by any method, for, should not the apostasy – a departure - be coming first and the man of lawlessness be unveiled, the son of destruction, 4 who is opposing and lifting himself up over everyone termed a god or an object of veneration, so that he is seated in the temple of God, demonstrating that he himself is God? 5 Do you not remember that, still being with you, I told you these things? 6 And now you are aware what is detaining, for him to be unveiled in his own era. 7 For the secret of lawlessness is already operating. Only when the present detainer may be coming to be out of the midst, 8 then will be unveiled the lawless one (whom the Lord Jesus will despatch with the spirit of His mouth and will discard by the advent of His presence), 9 whose presence is in accord with the operation of Satan, - adversary - with all power and signs and false miracles 10 and with every seduction of injustice among those who are perishing, because they do not receive the love of the truth for their salvation. 11 And therefore God will be sending them an operation of deception, for them to believe the falsehood, 12 that all may be judged who do not believe the truth, but delight in injustice." 2Th 2:1-12. Concordant Literal Version. The interpretation of these verses according to Christendom is very, very different to that of the third day understanding or the salvation that is being revealed in the last day 1Peter 1:5. First of all a number of translations use the word coming of our Lord Jesus, but this word is from the Greek word parousia which most definitely means presence as the Gk Diaglott, Youngs & the Concordant would confirm. This throws a whole different slant on the context that Paul intended in these verses. The reason for the difference of interpretation is the sentence 'as that the day of the Lord is present'. Do not be deluded for this day cannot arrive until there first be an apostasy - Gk apostasia or departure – now when this departure takes place it will be by those who once were in orthodoxy but they have now according to many departed from the faith but in truth the have moved up a large notch in their experience & thinking & now realise that we - in our Christ identity - are the fulfilment of the tabernacle plan & that the most holy place is not now in a tabernacle made of animal skins but the true temple of God which is within man. I suggest to you today that as always when God moves some on into a higher experience those who have not seen further revelation accuse those who are seeing further truth of being apostates - which is not an uncommon thing - but really these who are accused of such are really revealing the true man of sin. Can we now begin to see the wonderful hidden parable that is always hidden under the surface all planned by the wonderful wisdom of God. - All through the Bible if we search we will find hidden three realms, outer court, holy place & then the most holy place. - These 'apostates' have a task, & that is revealing this man of sin. What is the identity of this man of sin that these apostates - so called - are unveiling? The true Antichrist! In verse four this one is opposing & lifting himself up over everyone who is termed a god or an object of veneration so that he is seated in the temple of God saying or demonstrating that he is God. Who could this be? The Antichrist, the man of sin, an adversary, the flesh; Most have made this one into one person or one identity but in truth this cannot add up, it is a system! For where is the true temple, is it in Jerusalem, the Mecca or some such place? NO! We are the true temple, man has always been the true temple, this one takes his seat in the temple of God: We repeat where is the temple? In verse six we are told that he, the man of sin will be unveiled in his own era or time. He has been in the process of being unveiled or revealed for some time, this I believe with confidence is the era. We must not overlook the fact that Paul tells us in verse seven that the secret of lawlessness was already then operating, some would say that there were certain entities operating in the time of Paul, but I would be quick to oppose that there was any ONE MAN - as is commonly taught - that fitted the bill. 1
  • Christ The Antidote Regarding Death Seated In The Temple Proclaiming Himself As God! Who is truly the lawless one who is to be unveiled? He is the substitute for godliness! The word Antichrist not only means against but it also carries with it the meaning 'in place of.' The Zondervan Dictionary would tell us.= ''Gk. antichristos, against or instead of Christ.'' So this one who sits in the temple is also a corporate substitute for the true corporate temple or body of Christ. What & who is man's greatest enemy? The adversary, the Adam man, & he would want to exalt his lower self & claim that humanism holds the answer, those that would only want to go part-way with Christ will always look for another way out & so these are demonstrating, proclaiming that he, man, flesh, humanism is God. These we are told in verse ten have not received a love of the truth & because of this God Himself is sending them an operation of deception. The Amplified reads thus. ''Therefore God sends upon them a misleading influence, a working of error and a strong delusion to make them believe what is false,'' 2Th 2:11. Amplified. Another way of putting it is that is that they feel that they are complete in the humanism of the Adam man. These are given over to believe a lie a falsehood & are ''taking pleasure in unrighteousness'' verse 12 Amp. or delighting in injustice. ''He will stand against and put himself above everything that people worship or think is worthy of worship. He will even go into God's Temple and sit there, claiming that he is God.'' 2Th 2:4. ERV. ''who is opposing and lifting himself up over everyone termed a god or an object of veneration, so that he is seated in the temple of God, demonstrating that he himself is God?'' 2Th 2:4. Concordant Literal. ''who is opposing and is raising himself up above all called God or worshipped, so that he in the sanctuary of God as God hath sat down, shewing himself off that he is God.'' 2Th 2:4. Young's Literal. ''And then the lawless one (the antichrist) - one instead of - will be revealed and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of His mouth and bring him to an end by His appearing at His coming.'' 2Th 2:8. Amp. At the moment there is a change coming; Yes there is a change in the wind! I Am Right, And You Are Wrong! Quite recently we quoted the following from Michael Wood. ''I have often said, 'I have no need or desire to impose my views on anyone'. everyone is entitled to their own view and opinion. God forbid, we get into that old Pharisaical trap, of one has to be right and one has to be wrong - Isn't that Babel ? I think that in resorting to the 'Contest and Competition' stance, we are missing the very point the Spirit is trying to make in our day, and to do so, would be to grieve the Spirit of Respect and True Liberty. But all is OK, because what I believe the Spirit is looking for, are those precious souls who have actually gotten beyond this point.'' Unquote. If we are very observant we will find that as far as spiritual opinions are concerned that there is not a lot of tolerance between certain brethren & until not so long ago I was also of a different attitude. Sure when meeting there is a garb of respectability. Why? Because of our humanity. If when I write I get out the gun & point it in the direction with a particular subject of whoever in mind & pull the trigger; BANG, what am I saying; I am right & you are wrong & our humanity is still reigning in our temple & I am proclaiming myself even as a god in the/my temple of God over others who do not agree with me! '' he is seating himself in the temple of God, demonstrating that he himself is God?'' Verse 4b. We have been coloured in attitude by our contemporaries & writers for the simple reason that much humanity is still seated in our temple which is the temple of God. Is it possible for us to begin to realise that each one of us are in a different position & there are many aspects to the one truth, which is Christ? 2
  • Christ The Antidote Regarding Death Our humanity is much of the time judgemental, our divinity is forgiving, loving & quite the opposite to an eye for an eye. Jesus taught us that He would applaud returning good for evil. Our attitudes as sons of God need to begin reflecting that every man is my brother & to become as a Jesus Christ in this world who endeavoured to attract, draw all men to himself. I hear someone say but Jesus was hard on the Pharisees, this may be true except for the fact that the average brother & sister or whoever is not usually in the category of a Pharisee. And One Sat On The Throne! ''At once I came under the [Holy] Spirit's power, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with One seated on the throne!'' Rev 4:2. Amp. Please notice carefully that only one sits on this throne, only one has priority in this temple, humanism & intolerance to others must be dethroned from our temple, wherein lies the throne of God. ''He who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant him to sit beside Me on My throne, as I Myself overcame (was victorious) and sat down beside My Father on His throne.'' Rev 3:21. Amp. If I keep on insisting that my brother is completely wrong in his point of view because of my hard line mindset then I may be missing a revelation that I need & visa versa for him. I personally am endeavouring not to judge my brother/sister as to what they believe for no doubt whether I can not yet see it there is no doubt truth in what they are seeing & I trust that my brother/sister can find it in their heart to allow me the same courtesy. The transgression lies in who is sitting in the seat of my temple proclaiming that I along with many, many others are right & you are wrong. We, I believe will come to see in time that there must come to be more than just tolerance among ourselves our humanism must be ousted from the seat of our temple so that I can become victorious & then the Christ self who has overcome within MY TEMPLE will sit down beside my Father on His throne. It may take awhile but in time I believe that the penny will drop. Can we with honesty say that the following text is truly in action among us today. ''Seeing ye have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth unto unfeigned love of the brethren, love one another from the heart fervently:'' 1Pe 1:22. ASV. Has our way of thinking & attitude worked to date? No, & it never will. There must be an upgrade in our spiritual attitudes. We realise that this will apply to all, but by the same token there will no doubt be some who are reading this that are walking a very high road & these are those who the ''the Spirit is looking for, those precious souls who have actually gotten beyond this point.'' If We Would All Learn Not To Judge Until We Are Free From Faults & Failings, The World Would Soon Forget The Meaning Of The Word Accused! Jn 3:17. Mt 7: 3-4. ''Judge not, that you may not be judged. For with whatever judgement you judge, you shall be judged; and with whatever measure you measure out, it shall be measured to you again.'' Mat 7:1-2. MKJV. The Word is full of it. If I insist on throwing bombs I must soon expect some sort of explosion in return, can we not see that this is the way of the humanity, the flesh, yes even humanism. In our search for the definition of humanism we found it differing & very far reaching. To comply to what we are setting forth today it would seem that the definition would be found in verse four, ''who is opposing and lifting himself up over everyone termed a god or an object of veneration, so that he is seated in the temple of God, demonstrating that he himself is God?'' Meaning man in his humanism! ''Who puts himself against all authority, lifting himself up over all which is named God or is given worship; so that he takes his seat in the Temple of God, putting himself forward as God.'' 2Th 2:4. BBE. Once again referring to his humanity, this is the humanism that these texts are referring to. 3
  • Christ The Antidote Regarding Death ''he opposing and lifting up himself above all being called a god or an august object, so that him into the temple of the God to be seated, openly showing himself, that he is a god.'' 2Th 2:4. Greek Diaglott. Once again this is referring to exalting himself & bringing his humanity to the fore & allowing this aspect to proclaim that he, his humanity is as God so proudly giving it a higher place than true Godliness which is not religiosity, but is true spirituality. This is not allowing the priority of the Spirit to be ruling, having pre-eminence & reigning in the identity of the spiritual Christ within the temple, our temple, His temple. If we are allowing our humanity or humanism to have priority - ruling & reigning - in our lives this is fulfilling 2Thess 2:4. We will finish this 2 Thessalonian Chapter 2 segment of our subject with the following verses of encouragement that our wonderful loving Father is always giving us. ''Every valley and ravine shall be filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be levelled; and the crooked places shall be made straight, and the rough roads shall be made smooth; And all mankind shall see (behold and understand and at last acknowledge) the salvation of God.'' Luke 3:5-6. Amplified. The above text is taken from the Isaiah reading below. '' Listen, there is someone shouting: "Prepare a way in the desert for the LORD. Make a straight road there for our God. Every valley must be filled. Every mountain and hill should be made flat. The crooked roads should be made straight, and the rough ground made smooth. Then the Glory of the LORD will be shown to everyone. Together, all people will see it. Yes, this is what the LORD himself said!" Isa 40:3-5. EASY TO READ VERSION. The Policy, Plan And Effectiveness Of Melchisedec! As one has written: ''That every worthy end may be attained by gentleness and love just as the Prince of Peace, Melchisedec, the priest of God, won gallant victories in war without the shedding of a drop of blood.'' Just as Jesus Christ was the complete fulfilment of the Melchisedec priesthood, if you can receive it so are we in our true everlasting identity of Christ within. When our Father increased Himself, - I have in the past used the word fragmented but this word seems to carry with it division & Christ even though He may be one or many is in no way & could never be divided - this very attribute was a potent part of the Christ - the Melchisedecian attitude - which makes it our attribute also in our true eternal Christ self. Now there may be some that could spend some time in writing a thesis contrary to what we are now sharing that could have some clout & may be quite convincing. These could maybe use the argument that Jesus told us, I bring a sword, Mt 10:34, this may well be true. But who was He referring to? He was referring to the fact that the word with some would automatically bring division. A man's foes, yes they may be of his own household but in one respect they could not be referred to as son-ship brothers & sisters, if there is one thing that the world is looking for in Gods people it is peace, harmony & love. If every time a brother differs with me & goes gunning for what he feels is my hobby-horse & I become offended & I throw him back a bomb am I fulfilling brotherly son-ship love? We are of the Melchisidecian order, it is part of who we really are & if he won his victories in war without the shedding of one drop of blood we need to know & realise that this heritage is in our spiritual genes. I would like to add a loud Hallelujah. The Melchisedecian order is very much alive & well in the Christ who is in us today & is doing a wonderful work in bringing us into this full realisation not only of an ''everlasting existence without any beginning or end of days'' but also we have an effective ministry of peace, victory & gentleness without even the shedding of a drop of blood. ''whither as a forerunner Jesus entered FOR US, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.'' Heb 6:20. ASV. ''without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like unto the Son of God), abideth a priest continually.'' Heb 7:3. ASV. ''For those who formerly became priests received their office without its being confirmed by the taking 4
  • Christ The Antidote Regarding Death of an oath by God, but this One was designated and addressed and saluted with an oath, The Lord has sworn and will not regret it or change His mind, You are a Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.'' Heb 7:21. Amplified. What a statement: Each & every one of us, in the Christ, our true identity within are the fulfilment of this very verse by the writer of this wonderful book of Hebrews. ''You are a Priest forever according to the order of Melchisedec.'' This is already within us & it has been for longer than many of us would imagine, you see in truth the complete work has been finalised or finished even before the foundation disruption - of the world. God is actually working in reverse to the way that we understand things historically, He actually places the end before the beginning. ''declaring the end from the beginning, and from the past things which were not done, saying, My purpose shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure;'' Isa 46:10. MKJV. This next verse could also be of help to our understanding. ''He hath swallowed up death for ever; and the Lord Jehovah will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the reproach of his people will he take away from off all the earth: for Jehovah hath spoken it.'' Isa 25: 8. ASV. This verse would also enhance our thought, ''He has swallowed up death forever,'' HE HAS! This to my mind is stating God's opinion on the whole matter, past present & future. The meaningful word here is forever. If you can receive this, in the mind & determination of God, to Him it is a done deal, in the meantime we, are at the moment working out our third day most holy place salvation in a lowered disobedient realm. So the policy, plan & effectiveness of a Melchisedecian order are a very integral part of our spiritual make up & it is within us to be able to win ''gallant victories in war without the shedding of a drop of blood.'' A Utopian World In Christ! Some could say; Get real brother, this is not Eden that you are living in! I would say in reply that we are in a much higher realm than what many could imagine & admit to at the moment, many are now functioning in the one who is our true identity; Even Christ. ''It has been solemnly and earnestly said in a certain place, What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You graciously and helpfully care for and visit and look after him? 7 For some little time You have ranked him lower than and inferior to the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honour and set him over the works of Your hands, 8 For You have put everything in subjection under his feet. Now in putting everything in subjection to man, He left nothing outside [of man's] control. But at present we do not yet see all things subjected to him [man]. 9 But we are able to see Jesus, Who was ranked lower than the angels for a little while, crowned with glory and honour because of His having suffered death, in order that by the grace (unmerited favour) of God [to us sinners] He might experience death for every individual person.'' Heb 2:6-9. Amp. None are exempted from this. The question is asked by the writer of Hebrews: What is man that you are mindful of him or the son of man? Please do not underrate what is being said here, this is referring to you & I as well as to Jesus Christ. As we mentioned earlier our Father sees this as a done deal, & is speaking of the future through the writer for our benefit. You have put everything in subjection under his feet & he left nothing outside of man's control. This phrase is not only futuristic - but in reality it is now within us as a done deal if we can but realise it - then the writer under inspiration comes back to minister to our now understanding. But at present we do not yet see fully - God may, but we as yet do not - all things subjected to him MAN. But we are able to see Jesus or we can see that in our Christ identity within us the reality of our Godhood status as a Christ being. The above Hebrews text is taken from Psalm 8, we are now sharing this below. ''What is man that Thou remember-est him? The son of man that Thou inspect-est him? And causest 5
  • Christ The Antidote Regarding Death him to lack a little of Godhead, And with honour and majesty compass-est him.'' Psa 8:4-5. Young's Literal. The Concordant Version would also use the words ''You make him lack a little.'' When this was written they certainly lacked. If we lack, we lack a little yet of the complete understanding & comprehension of who we are in the Godhead, our true god-hood is in the Christ who is actually my true inner self. To have you see that these are correct renderings we have inserted a phrase from the KJV below. ''For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels,'' Psa 8:5a. KJV. The word lower really means to lack. H2637 châser khaw-sare' A primitive root; to lack; by implication to fail, want, lessen: - be abated, bereave, decrease, (cause to) fail, (have) lack, make lower, want. The word angels is from el-oheem' or Elohim meaning God. Strong's # H430. So as we have seen with both the Concordant & Young's, these are to my mind & spirit perfectly accurate descriptions. To bring a little more confirmation to our thought we quote from the Amplified. ''What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him? Yet You have made him but a little lower than God......'' Psa 8:4-5a. Amp. To What Extent Is Our Relationship In Christ! "For no good deed," the Jews replied, "are we going to stone you, but for blasphemy, and because you, who are only a man, are making yourself out to be God." 34 "Does it not stand written in your Law," replied Jesus, 'I SAID, YOU ARE GODS'? 35 If those to whom God's word was addressed are called gods (and the Scripture cannot be annulled), 36 how is it that you say to one whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am God's Son'?'' John 10:33-36. Weymouth New Testament. Not forgetting the title of our article ''Humanism As Opposed To Godliness!'' Who is sitting on the throne & our true identity? What exactly was Jesus meaning in the statement '' I said you are GOD'S? '' This verse is actually cited from Ps 82:6. Before we continue I would like to say this, Christendom the world over would always tend to make '' less of '' when addressing this subject & are inclined to take the easy or lesser literal way out. I along with many others when it comes to our true Godly identity would rather - if anything - take it to a higher level rather than go to the lower. ''I Myself have said:you are elohim, And sons of the Supreme are all of you." Yet you shall die like common humanity, And like any other of the chiefs you shall fall." Psa 82:6-7. Concordant. '' I--I have said, Gods ye are , And sons of the Most High--all of you, But as man ye die, and as one of the heads ye fall,'' Psa 82:6-7. Youngs Literal. ''I have said, You are gods; and all of you sons of the Most High. But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.'' Psa 82:6-7. MKJV. Strongs # H430 'ĕlôhı[ ym el-o-heem' Plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative: - angels, X exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty. Please notice that it is occasionally applied to magistrates & angels etc. Having said this let us now look at the verses themselves & let scripture along with the witness of the Spirit give us the interpretation of what our Father would be saying to us in this third day. Please notice the above two verses from Ps 82 states that all of men are elohim or gods & are sons of the Most High or Supreme One, yet they are appointed to die like all men. Why? One phrase! You lack a little from Elohim. Man to date has not fully realised his full potential he is still lacking the full understanding of all that has happened both in & before the disruption or the foundation of the world & what Christ actually fulfilled on the cross & the resurrection which was really a physical lowered finished fulfilment of what happened well before the foundation of the world. Even so all of this does not take away from the fact that true man has all the while been an elohim, a god, a son of the supreme Most High 6
  • Christ The Antidote Regarding Death & the lack or understanding shall be restored to him & because of the persistence that has been placed within him ''Man sets an end to darkness, and he searches out the farthest bounds for the ore buried in gloom and deep darkness'' Job 28:3. Wonderfully this darkness shall be abrogated, set right, understood & entered into that which is rightfully his & he will no longer die & fall like the rest of the chiefs, or one of the princes because of lack; Yes, he will have entered into that which has always belonged to him & he will have passed through the test of the lowered disruptive consciousness & will once again claim that which has always been his own but has been hidden by the veil which is his flesh which is a very real part of his mistaken identity. The below which is related to our theme is an excerpt from Part 50. The End Of Sin! ''The real fact & truth was that sin & sin consciousness had been completely done away with. Now if we are going to view this with our five senses or from the second realm concept we will never see it. Within you you have the real truth & it is Christ in you, your true eternal self, which actually became a spiritual reality to all of us at Gen 1:27 & even much earlier.......Christ never has & will never have to do any more than what He accomplished at Calvary as regards the sin problem. IT IS FINISHED. Jn19:30.'' There are quite a few more texts that we could share to strengthen our theme but we will close with the Concordant & the Amplified renditions of Psalm 138:1 as per below. ''Davidic I shall acclaim You, O Yahweh, with all my heart; In front of the elohim shall I make melody to You." Psa 138:1. Concordant. ''[A Psalm] of David. I WILL confess and praise You [O God] with my whole heart; before the gods will I sing praises to You.'' Psa 138:1. Amp. There are other texts we could use here & if you are interested are available to you if you do a search! Both the words elohim & gods are from the exact same word as previously mentioned in page six. Strongs # H430 'ĕlôhı[ ym el-o-heem' There is no doubt in my mind that all of this information was left for ourselves to pick it up & open it out & realise what has been our heritage all along. Please understand that the lack is on the way out, it is being exposed in this wonderful third day spiritual explosion as our Father is sorting the wheat from the chaff, the created from the uncreated. Jesus in His spiritual forknowledge wanted us to know that we are part of the elohim, ''I said that you are god's.'' Now we must say this, that the lack of lack will only come to those of us who are willing to let go of our created traditions, mindsets, pride of beliefs & to treat everyone of our brothers & sisters, no matter who, without a biased ''they are wrong & I am right attitude.'' This will be an impossibility whilst our humanity – humanism – & not our godliness is still on the throne. Allowing Our Godliness To Take Possession Within Our Temple! As we follow the above heading this I believe will automatically take our humanity off our throne & bring a true respect for one another. I happened to run across these following words just recently, I am not sure of their source but I feel that they are very pertinent considering our theme & the above heading. ''If a man would gain again his lost estate he must first respect the brotherhood of life'' The brotherhood of life is not only referring to son-ship brethren but is referring to all men. Now in the light of this consider this phrase ''He tasted death for EVERY man.'' Would this be referring to the all men in the brotherhood of life? As we move ahead in the knowledge of God & the shackles of the outer court & the holy place of viewing things loosen a little more, a far enlarged perspective of the grace of God & the brotherhood of man begins to emerge & the statement ''am I my brothers keeper?'' entails far more than we once ever imagined. So this statement that I thought I accidentally run across ''If a man would gain again his lost estate he must first respect the brotherhood of life'' begins to have far greater repercussions than we once thought possible. Would our last heading above apply here? Do not be surprised if our father who chastens His sons, which may I say is wonderful proof that they are not illegitimate sends along someone who has no jurisdiction over you whatsoever to rattle your cage to cause you or I to dig deep to find the right reaction of love to this one who is part of the EVERY MAN. Having said that, allow me to clarify that God would not be meaning us to bow down to every Tom, Dick or Harry that is led by their humanity or - humanism - that would come along to take advantage of us, but 7
  • Christ The Antidote Regarding Death there will be times that God Himself would send us a testing & it would behove us as son's to be sensitive enough to have the wisdom to discern the difference. The Prince Of Peace Must First Be Prince Of Strife! Often-times when spiritual peace & satisfaction are reigning it can denote a certain peace that is misleading & in this peace we can fail to see further important spiritual things. Whenever we see a stagnant pool & the waters are still, in time they become filled with the contamination & the corruption of death; The dead sea being a type! For instance the world today as we well realise is corrupt & they too are asleep, in a sleep of death - there is no greater death than ignorance & unbelief - furthermore; ''MY people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:'' The ALL belong to Him. They must be aroused; How can we arouse them if we ourselves are in a sleep of peace & are in the stagnant pool & are part of the contamination & resist & refuse to allow ourselves to be shaken & awakened from our sleep of peace? The living waters of new understandings & perceptions will always enliven us, but at the same time they will always attract self satisfied antagonists. One thing that is comforting is that peace & enlightenment will always follow strife. The Christ within us has come to slay this peace of death. Many times our Prince of peace must first be a Prince of strife. The wonderful leaven of truth which our Christ is bringing to ALL MEN will stir up the lower humanity of the unconsecrated & unenlightened man & strife may seem to prevail for a time, but know this that eventually right & truth will prevail & when the turmoil has subsided & the smoke has cleared away - as it were - strife will have ended first among ourselves & then among the nations & none within or among God's own people & those in all the nations, will any-more learn war which also has a spiritual application to ourselves, & our Prince of peace will reign forever. The Gold! There is no one in existence that does not have within him or her the spiritual gold that cannot be destroyed. When the goldsmith puts the raw ore into the fire the dross is separated & comes to the surface, this happens only under extreme heat which is of course an analogy of our experience even today. The useless metal may be separated & consumed but not one iota of the gold is lost. Yes we must suffer in the flames, the heat of the fire at some time in our experience, personally I prefer it to be now that I may be refined & to be a part of that wonderful group that God is preparing right now to help open the eyes of those who cannot yet see & help them & because of our going through the fire can share with & also lead them into a like purification that the pure gold would also shine forth in them as it will in time with every man. Jn 12:32. Col 1:20. Rom 14:11. Isa 45:23. Ps 22:27. Ps 86:9. Rev 5:13. Phil 2:10-11. Once Our Humanism Is Off The Throne Then There Is No More Dross Left To Be Purged In The Fire! Ralph Knowles, March. 2014. 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. <ralphwknowles@yahoo.com.au> Web < www.rwknowles.com .au > 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 will consider & imbibe the better or spiritual part of that which is presented & intended. RWK. 8