Part 17.lifting the veil.

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Part 17.lifting the veil.

  1. 1. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” “CHRIST THE ANTIDOTE REGARDING DEATH” Part 17. 'LIFTING THE VEIL' Right from the very beginning man has been endowed with the very essence of God, but unfortunately he has been unable to fully perceive it. Why? For a veil has prevented him from discerning his 'true identity', even many of those who have received the 'second realm' Pentecostal experience have been blinded to date to the Most Holy Place fullness of God. Quite a lot of us who have been there, realise now that we were viewing things through a 'glass darkly' also it has been a 'closed book' for many to to have gone any further in their 'spiritual quest' for the scripture itself affirms that it is absolutely impossible to go any further in their understanding & experience, for 'By this the Holy spirit points out that the way into the [true Holy of Holies is not yet thrown open as long as the former [the outer portion of the] tabernacle - Holy Place or Pentecostal experience - remains a recognised institution – within our thinking - & is still standing.” 'within us'. Heb 9:8........ 'Not yet thrown open' in this case, to those who are still in the 'outer portion' which constitutes to them, part of the VEIL. Entering into the Most Holy Place is not a matter of saying that we all can enter & we think that when we pray & are in the presence of God that we are automatically 'there.' in 'The Most Holy Place' This is an experience that far surpasses the experience of Pentecost. All scriptural references are from the Amplified unless otherwise mentioned. But I have good news the Seventh trumpet is being sounded RIGHT NOW & if we stop & listen 'in the midst of the great worldly & religious clamour,' we will hear a beautiful & clear sound & it is saying HEAR, OBEY, STAND UP, COME FORTH & BE FREE. It is no coincidence that the seventh miracle that Jesus performed was in the 'raising of Lazarus' from the dead. I want to stress to each & every one of you that are reading these words, that the things that the prophets have fore-told & the truths that we are espousing will surely come to pass, not one word that God has given to us will fall to the ground, they will surely come to pass. “Every valley & ravine shall be filled up, & every mountain & hill shall be levelled; & the crooked places shall be made straight, & the rough roads shall be made smooth; And all mankind shall see (behold & understand & at last acknowledge) the salvation of God (the deliverance from eternal – age lasting - death decreed by God).” Luke.3:5-6...... There is no deeper death than 'ignorance & unbelief.' 'The Seventh Miracle of Jesus' In John 11:4 Amp. When Jesus received the message from the sisters of Lazarus, He said “ This sickness is not unto death, but (on the contrary) it is to honour God & to promote His glory, that the Son of God may be glorified through & by it.” This sickness, which represents our 'spiritual sickness', or Adams which is the 'whole of mankind’s sleeping sickness'. Man's sleeping sickness 'spiritual death or mistaken identity' is eventually to glorify & honour God & to promote His glory that the Son of God or 'Christ in us' may be glorified through it & in it. And it is not to end in death. We are ever moving onward & upwards. The word sickness here is derived from the Greek word, Astheno & Asthenos, from the base Sthenos, which means eventually, 'to strengthen in spiritual knowledge & power' Which then is in turn derived from it’s base Hestemi which means to establish or stand. Words are very important, especially inspired words, these & their derivations are no accident. Here hidden is a wonderful jewel, the plan of God in both Adam's & Lazarus' sleep 'in type' are almost identical. The end result of Lazarus' sleep is 'an awakening, a standing up, a resurrection' & is indicative of Adam’s - all of mankind’s, sleep - an eventual awakening, a standing up, a resurrection. 'As in Adam All Die, so in Christ shall All be Made Alive' If we look closely at the above Jn 11:4 verse it is is a parallel of Gen 2:21 where Adam is placed into a 1
  2. 2. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” deep sleep. In these verses as in many verses, there is a lowering & a raising, an abasing & a glorifying, a sleeping & an awakening, a seeming defeat, but an authentic victory. This spiritual state or sickness, is a delusion or trance of DUALITY 'or our mistaken identity' & is what mankind has been enduring 'from the foundation of the world' a better translation would be since 'the disruption of the cosmos' 'Concordant version.'.... But I assert to you today, as Adam or mankind was lowered, Christ has redeemed & “Raised us up to sit together in heavenly places” in a high spiritual Realm. Eph 2:6 & all mankind will eventually HEAR , REALIZE & OBEY the Christ within. Lk3:6. Hear the WORD of the LORD, “Now is the judgement of this World. Now shall the prince of this world be cast out” Jn 12:31. My dear brothers & sisters this happened at the resurrection. Even though as far as God is concerned it is already a fact; God had a time in that where man would increase in spiritual understanding & be ready & at a place where he would receive that, which had already in 'God's mind' happened, - as a fact - before creation. Now is the GOD INSPIRED time for His fore-runners. Christ has a remedy, an antidote if you please, for this spiritual dormancy or trance of DUALITY or 'our mistaken identity' which is the eating from the Good & Evil fruit, or opposites, good verses evil, love verses hate, desire verses fear, wealth verses poverty, success verses failure. Etc. 'Lazarus! Who God Helps!' Let us look a little closer at John 11. This was the seventh miracle, or sign Jesus did & of course is indicative of the seventh trumpet, the message that we are sounding today & is the stand up come out of the tomb message. Remembering that our deepest death is 'ignorance & unbelief.' But man has something in his soul that will tear the veil apart, so that he may see reality. This something is a Christ or – spirit consciousness; - it sleeps in every soul, & cannot be awakened until the - Spirit of truth – becomes a welcome guest. This – Spirit of truth, or man's true identity – knocks at the door of every soul, but cannot enter in until the will of man throws his door wide open. John 11:1-4, “Now a certain man named Lazarus was ill, he was of Bethany, the village where Mary & her sister Martha lived. V2, This Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume & wiped His feet with her hair. It was her brother Lazarus who was [now sick]. V3, So the sisters sent to Him, saying, Lord, he whom You love [so well] is sick. V4, When Jesus received the message, He said, This sickness is not to end in death; but [on the contrary] it is to honour God and to promote His glory, that the Son of God may be glorified through & by it. Verses 43-44. “When He had said this, He shouted with a loud voice, Lazarus come out! And out walked the man who had been dead, his hands & feet wrapped in burial cloths, – our mistaken identity, or a death covering - & with a burial napkin bound around his face. – the veil of blindness, deafness & wrong perception – Jesus said to them, FREE him of the burial wrappings & LET HIM GO.” We are using this as an illustration & type to the 'seventh trumpet' raising. Notice carefully that Jesus chose helpers in the form of other men to remove the burial wrappings. Lazarus means who God helps, this letter or gospel was written to 'all men' so it is universal. The word Bethany means 'an un-walled village, unripe date or figs, or house of misery.' So Christ who loved Lazarus V.3, mankind, or all men, who dwell in a spiritual, un-walled city, or a house of misery is saying. V.4, This sickness or 'trance of duality,' is not unto death, but on the contrary. V.3, You this one who I love who 'God helps' & is coming to you. V.1, And those who are not ripe but immature, V.43, with a LOUD VOICE or final blast of the trumpet, to cause you to receive the message, to come forth & to come right out of the tomb & have your V.44, 'religious grave clothes' – Outer Court & Holy Place or Pentecostal understanding – 'removed & replaced' by the truth of God’s word & “fully inherit that final salvation” that is being revealed to you right now today. 1Pet 1:5. This article along with many others is to help remove the grave-clothes we are still wearing. V.44. 2
  3. 3. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” 'The Seventh Trumpet' 1Thess.4:16-18. “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven – into our understanding, revealing our true identity – with a loud cry of summons, with the shout of an archangel, & with the blast of the trumpet of God. - with the true realisation of, I AM – And those who have departed this life in Christ will rise first. 17. Then we, the living ones who remain [on the earth], shall simultaneously be caught up along with [the resurrected dead] in the clouds – cloud of witnesses - to meet the Lord in the air; - the ether, or a high place of spiritual awareness as to who we really are - & so always we shall be with the Lord! 18. Therefore comfort & encourage one another with these words.” John.8:24. “That is why I told you that you will die in (under the curse of) your sins; - mistaken identities – for if you do not believe that I AM – He - 'the He is not in the original Greek,' you will die in your sins - in a wrong concept of your true self..... If our true self is Christ, 'for it is Christ that is in you that is the hope of Glory' also if we are the TEMPLE of God which means we are His dwelling Place. That makes his identity our identity. So what Jesus is saying here is that unless you take on the true realisation of My Fathers identity as I did & believe that, I AM, you will die – or remain in an outer court & second realm, death consciousness concept'; Which is a separation from the life of the rod that budded, 'which is a metaphor of a reality', or a knowing that in the Son's identity, that I have life within myself & that as part of the corporate son I AM self existent. In other words my/our true identity is none other than I AM. 'You are god's' To further enhance this thought, Jesus said to the Jews Jn.10:30. 'I and My Father are ONE.' Then in verse 34. 'Is it not written in your Law, I said, You are gods?' This is taken from Ps.86:6. 'You are gods, indeed all of you are children of the Most High.' If cattle have calves who become cattle, & dogs have pups who become dogs, & men have babies who become adults; Pray tell me if God creates 'offspring' in his OWN image what then is our TRUE IDENTITY? Unfortunately to date verse 7, tells us, 'But you shall die as men & fall as one of the princes.' But wonderful news is ours, our gracious God is now lifting the lid on many of His secrets & is blowing a very loud 'seventh trumpet' & is resurrecting us from out from our 'death consciousness concepts'. Remember that the deepest death is UNBELIEF & IGNORANCE. When we come to a full understanding of our true selves & comprehend the fact that we are indeed 'sons of God' & know that in ourselves lie all the powers of God, then that man will then indeed realise that he is an 'en- christed one' & all the elements will hear his voice & gladly do his will, - 'If you abide in me, & my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will & it shall be done for you' – two strong asses bind the will of man; their names are 'fear & unbelief'; when these are caught harnessed & then turned aside, the will of man will know no bounds; then the true man 'in his true identity' Christ, will speak & it will be done. If we are looking for a 'third realm' tabernacles experience, this is what the Spirit is saying, but if we still desire our 'fear, unbelief & ignorance' so be it. In the words of another; 'when man is emptied, he will be filled with light; but when he is divided he will be filled with darkness.' Our title is, 'Lifting the Veil' “Then will the righteous ( those who are upright & in right standing with God) shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let him who has ears [to hear] be listening, & let him consider & perceive & understand by hearing. The kingdom of heaven is like something buried in a field which a man found & hid again; then in his joy he goes & sells all he has & buys that field. Again the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a dealer in search of fine & precious pearls. Who on finding a single pearl of great price, went & sold all he had & bought it.” Matt.13:43-47. That which is 'buried in the field' is Christ 'our true identity' as is also the 'single pearl of great price' - the most valuable treasure in man's possession- both are alluding to the ultimate in this third day revealing of the experience of 3
  4. 4. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” TABERNACLES which is the FULNESS of 'Christ in you.' Incidentally this is not now – the hope of glory- which was the earnest, the foretaste, or the first instalment, this now in process is, the 'fulfilling of the hope' the fullness or the perfection. 'On the third day I shall be perfected' KJV, or 'reach my goal & finish or complete my course'. Lk.13:32b. As the instructions of Christ are applied to our lives, then not only a peace will come into our hearts but also a knowledge of God's approval will invade our whole being, & as we continue to apply them, all of these things are building faith & are aiding in binding 'fear unbelief & ignorance', then we will begin to understand more fully verses like. “I am convinced & sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] & perfecting & bringing it to full completion in you.” Phil.1:6-7' Once again this is the day of PERFECTION & COMPLETION. A realisation of my 'true identity as opposed to my mistaken identity.' 'One or t'other' The above is an old English phrase & was still quite popular among the older folk when I was a very young boy growing up in Melbourne Australia. It is of course a slang, or lazy way of saying 'one or the other' or we might say today 'be specific'. With this wonderful message that God has imparted to us it needs to be 'one or t'other' or not divided in other words a clear singular 'unmixed' message, a clear certain 'un-slurred' trumpet note. Having played trumpet for many years I am totally aware of what I am saying. During the second world war there were some terrible mix-ups with Morse code messages being wrongly deciphered both by the sender, with what he was reading, & also with the recipient wrongly deciphering the message. It cost the lives of many people, what with wrong dates & times etc. Which were essential to being in the right place at the right time, to outwit the enemy. In the information that I have read in the past the catastrophe of more than one ship, & more than one plane with the loss of life, of all or most, on board were the result of the most unbelievable misunderstandings & misinformation, because of the wrong deciphering of passed on information. Why have I said all of the above. Well we can so easily form wrong opinions from our own 'lowered consciousness'. In the days after the resurrection of Jesus, there were many 'letter of the law, ink on the paper' adherents, & it is no different today. These letter of the law proponents thought that they had more right to their opinion, that is if they were to stick to 'the letter of the Word' than what the Apostles & the disciples did. Why? They did not have a 'New Testament' for they were being led of the spirit, which overruled the letter of the law. But as it is today, they 'the opponents' would quote the letter of the word & constantly convince themselves further & deeper in their own in interpretations. But alas, sadly for them & wonderful for others GOD HAD MOVED ON. To the early Church, being led of the spirit was far more important than listening to the unbelievers, scoffers & mockers. But here is the ironic wonderful thing, the Apostles & disciples were, quoting & preaching from the same scriptures that the opponents were using & amazingly these opponents were blind in their head-strong understanding of the 'letter,' & unfortunately just could not see that God 'had moved on'. But in this seeming dilemma we have good news, for in Acts.5:24, we read. “Now when the military leader of the temple area & the chief priests heard these facts, they were much perplexed & thoroughly at a loss about them, wondering into what this might grow.” Then in Acts. 6:7, “And the message of God kept on spreading, & the number of disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem; & beside a LARGE number of the priests were obedient to the faith.” Now just who these priests were is open to discussion, but I personally feel that among them there would be, 'Pharisees, Sadducee's & Essene's'. Let us now look at; 'The Tabernacle of David' In venturing into this area, as has already been mentioned in Part.9, we need to be reminded that the David'ic Tabernacle contained only one area of the original 'Tabernacle in the wilderness' & that was the 'Ark of the covenant.' Why? It was a type & a metaphor of what is happening today. Acts 15:16-17. “AFTER THIS - this is after verse 14 where he first visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people to 4
  5. 5. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” bear & honour His name – I will come back, & will rebuild the house – tent or tabernacle,meaning ourselves – of David, which has fallen; I will rebuild its [very] ruins, - what we lost in Genesis 3- & I will set it up again. So that the REST OF MEN may seek the Lord, & all the Gentiles upon whom my name has been invoked.” First we must ask ourselves; Why did God do away with the first two areas namely the 'Outer Court & Holy Place'? 1. Because of undesirable circumstances He wanted to remove the THE ARK & also us to realise that He was not happy with the conditions of the then 'Church' in Eli's day, with the sin & flagrancy of his two sons Hophni & Phinehas, 'for the lamp or light of God went out in the temple or Holy Place' 1Sam.3:2, & like it or not, a repetition of a similar set of circumstances is in many of the Churches – so called – today. And as it happened then – gradually - & they were not aware of it, so it is today, many are blinded by circumstances. 'Putting good for evil & evil for good'. 2. It was also a type or 'metaphor' of what God had in mind for us today, namely that He would be completely separating – those who would be willing – from the Outer Court & the Holy Place Realms, in our thinking & experience 'within us'. This is a most important point. If we turn to 1Cor.13:8-13.We see that the only thing to be carried over is the 'gold' which is within us, it is also called the 'love of God', 'prophecies, tongues, interpretation of tongues, the gift of knowledge, all these are to cease, will lose their value & be superseded by the full TRUTH, Why? For love never fades or fails. These other things I am mentioning ought now to be fading & disappearing from our lives. Why? If we have not yet realised it, we need to; Are we not now CROSSING JORDAN? We need to believe it & act like it. Paul the Apostle said even in his day in verses 11-12. “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become man, I am done with childish ways & have put them aside. For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim blurred reflection [of reality as in a riddle or enigma] BUT THEN – that which we are now on the point of – we shall see in reality & face to face! - is not this what we are beginning to experience, why should we still continue to think, talk, act & reason like a child - are we not in Tabernacles, ought it not to be 'one or t'other'. If we misinterpret 'When the complete comes, that is the end of the incomplete' 1Cor.13:12. Phillips, sadly we have missed the point altogether. We need to do what we can & move out what part of the 'outer portion' that we are aware of NOW. At the moment I am trying my best to reason like a man & have us see the importance of being 'specific' & move on within ourselves into Tabernacles without any 'blurred reflections or enigma's' or any carry overs, only as we let go, shall we see the reality, we will never see reality in the second realm, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE!! 'And now abides faith, hope & love, but the greatest of these is LOVE.' So we are now seeing the reason that God had for not having the OUTER COURT & THE HOLY PLACE in the Tabernacle of David. For God is anointing ONLY the Most Holy Place 'within us' right now, Dan.9:24. This is the GOLD, this is the LOVE this is the PEARL OF GREAT PRICE, this is reason why we are to SELL ALL THAT WE HAVE including our, 1st & 2nd Realm experiences. For the Greatest of these is DIVINE LOVE, nothing else will do the job, all the other was a lead up TO!...... The question that needs to be asked is; When is the David'ic Tabernacle being built ? When we build any building there is a lot of thought, preparation & toil before the opening, we do not usually move in before it is ready. The building is taking place right now, right now we are making decisions, preparations, sorting out what is to go into this 'rebuilding of the house of David, which is fallen, I will rebuild its ruins, & I will set it up again' notice very carefully I WILL REBUILD, in other words I will give the instructions as to what is to go into MY 'very own house or dwelling place' which is your very own consciousness, I WILL SET IT UP & give you the instructions 'for I am preparing wise virgins for myself'. What are these instructions? It is clear we have been given a clear illustration, the Outer Court & Holy Place are not resident in the Tabernacle of David. Hear God's word. 5
  6. 6. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” Psalm.78: 60,69-72. 'So that He forsook the tabernacle at Shiloh, the tent in which He had dwelt among men [and never returned to it again].” 69-70. “And He built His sanctuary [exalted] like the heights [of the heavens] & like the earth which He established forever. 70. He chose David His servant & took Him from the sheepfolds. 71. From tending the ewes that had their young He brought him to be the shepherd of Jacob His people, of Israel His inheritance. 72. So David was their shepherd with an upright heart; he guided them by the discernment & skilfulness [which controlled] his hands.” In other words God took the ARK, representative of His very own self out from the original three part type & had David & his followers concentrate on only one thing & that is SPIRIT not the flesh or the soul, we must only become 'one with spirit' & sadly this is what many do not seem to understand, God is only interested in the fact that our whole being is to become a spiritual Godly being. Soul & yes even the body is to be CHANGED & we will never do that whilst we are thinking soulishly or fleshly. That is why we must sacrifice all else & that includes the first two realms. We are addressing today the Sons of God! Are we listening ? 'He that has ears to hear let him hear.' Now let us hear Paul's words in Phil.3:13b-16. “Forgetting what lies behind & straining forward to what lies ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us UPWARD. So let those [of us] who are spiritually mature & full grown have this mind & hold these convictions; & if in any respect you have a different attitude of mind, God will make that clear to you. Only let us hold true to what we have already attained & walk & order our lives by that.” Isaiah also tells us in Chapter 43:19-18. Respectively. “Behold I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive & know it & will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness & rivers in the desert.” “Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old.” The Tent or Tabernacle of David was erected on Mt Zion, the highest realm in type that there is, which represents the position of 'The Most Holy Place' which is 'within ourselves.' Saviours shall arise on Mt Zion, 'within yourself'. Obad.1:21... But you are come to Mr Zion, 'within yourself'. Heb.12:22...A lamb stood on Mt Zion, 'within us' Rev.14:1. 'After Two Days' Now to take the above 'AFTER THIS' thought as found in Acts.15:16, we now relate it to a perfectly matching thought in Hosea.6:2. “AFTER TWO DAYS, He will revive us (quicken us, give us life); on the third day He will raise us up that we may live before Him.” He will come & revive us after 'two days' bearing in mind that we are told that “with the Lord one day is as a thousand years & a thousand years as one day.” 2.Peter.3:8. So if He Christ is coming to revive us 'after two days' that would make it on the third day or the THIRD THOUSANDTH YEAR since the 'New Testament Church' began, which is right about now. In the next verse in Hosea 6:3b, we read. “His going forth is prepared & certain as the dawn,” then in Prov.4:18, “The path of the just is like the light of dawn, that shines more & more (brighter & clearer) until [it reaches its full strength & glory in] the perfect day.” 'Or the THIRD DAY'. Now the 'AFTER THIS' verse as mentioned in in Acts.15:16 to make sense would also need to be in or on the THIRD DAY. You are now probably asking the question; Are there any more verses to support this understanding?........... So let us now look at John.2:19. “Jesus answered them, Destroy this temple, & in three days I will raise it up again.” As with most scripture, there are three levels or layers, this is how God works in many cases, in threes! 'Outer Court', to the natural man. The 'Holy Place', is directed to the soul level. The 'Most Holy Place', is the spiritual & highest level. This what Jesus was saying here was directed to the three levels. The first level or 'Outer Court' he was speaking to the money changers & the rest of the Jews verse 18, concerning the natural Temple, with an ambiguous meaning, for in Verse 21, we read “But He had spoken of the temple which was His body.” Now this answer was 'loaded' & was not only to confuse & perplex the Jews, but also there 6
  7. 7. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” was a message to the disciples, & after His resurrection they remembered what He had said as in Verse 22. this was the second level or 'Holy Place' interpretation & that was 'in three days He would raise from the grave'. That being three normal days. Now some of you may be wondering what the third or 'Holy Place' level would mean. After the Holy Spirit was poured out on the believers they came to realise that the body of Christ was no longer one man & that it was now a 'corporate body' consisting of many believers & that it – the body - would continue to function for two days or 'two thousand years'. Then on the 'third day' after a time of two thousand years 'in affliction & distress' including the 'dark ages', then a gradual restoration would take place & He Jesus Christ would once again, in the beginning of three thousand years or the 'third day' not only revive the TEMPLE but bring it to it's full strength & glory in the perfect day, this is as the light of dawn shines brighter & clearer in the full revelation of our true identity which is a full realisation of Christ in us. This is the 'third realm experience' otherwise known as Tabernacles or a revealing of our 'our true identity' There are a number of texts that we could use concerning this thought, but to fully support the thought & to enhance the theme 'as it were' let us now look at Luke.13:32b. “Behold I drive out demons & perform healings today & tomorrow, & on the third day I finish (complete) My course.” Now this phrase 'I finish my course' is also interpreted in the KJV as 'I shall be perfected' the NIV states 'I reach My goal' which was resurrection life, first for Himself as the First-born son, this was referring to three 24 hour days. Then in applying the third level of understanding for us today, which was according to God's arithmetic 'a day being as a thousand years' the 'corporate body' of Christ is to come into the exact same experience as their 'Elder Brother' which is RESURRECTION LIFE. Right here on this planet. So we see what we are to expect as God 'Anoints the Most Holy Place' within the Tabernacle of David, which is a metaphor of ourselves or 'God in His Most Holy Place' which is within ourselves, & is 'Our most Holy Place,' God is now actually forming a real 'walking,moving & living Most Holy Place'. HIS TEMPLE. “ As the scripture says, What eye has not seen & ear has not heard & has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made & keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him & gratefully recognising the benefits He has bestowed]. Yet to us God has unveiled & revealed them by & through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring & examining everything, even sounding the profound & bottomless things of God [the divine counsels & things hidden & beyond man's scrutiny]. 1Cor.2:9-10. 'As God beings & sons of light, we our true selves 'Christ', are self existent' 'Increasing our Light' Now to change the tone a little, to the way of practical living in 'The Most Holy Place' I would like to share with you in the words of another:- The question may arise in your mind: If God is present, if God already knows my need, if it is God‘s good pleasure to give me the Kingdom, then why am I not experiencing it? The only answer to that question is that instead of recognising that God is, that God is present where you are, that God already knows your need, and that it is His good pleasure to give you the Kingdom, you have perhaps gone way off somewhere trying to find God, trying to get God-power, trying to discover what you can do to bring God into your experience. You have been looking in the wrong direction: You have been looking where God is not, that is, where God is not as far as your immediate demonstration of harmony is concerned. Moreover, you are perhaps expecting God to give you health, supply, companionship, or home; and if you are, you are praying amiss. The Master is very clear on that point: - 'Take no thought for your life what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. . . . If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you'. Abide in what words? The 7
  8. 8. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” word that God is and that God is where you are, that God does know your need and gives it to you freely, and that your function is to relax and to be a beholder, letting God‘s grace unfold. Being infinite, God cannot give you anything but Himself, and when you pray for something other than God, you are praying amiss. When you pray to God for health, for peace on earth, for supply, for home, or for companionship, you are praying like the pagans who began this whole practice of that kind of petitionary prayer thousands of years ago. There is only one legitimate thing for which to pray to God and that is for the realisation of God‘s presence and God‘s power. It is legitimate to ask God to give you Himself, but nothing else. As a matter of fact, there is nothing else anyone could need or want. When you have attained the realisation of God's Self, you will recognise how wise and true was the Master‘s statement, ―All these things shall be added unto you; only be sure that you are not taking thought for these things, and that your whole desire is for the understanding of God: Where I am, God is; and God knows all about me. He knows my need before I do, and it is 'His good pleasure to give me the Kingdom'. I will relax and rest in His word; I will not seek to use a God-power, nor will I seek to influence God. -: 'Light is simply the absence of Darkness' Several months ago in an earlier study, I made the statement that 'I did not have too much of a problem with the re-programming of God in my life, but it was in the de-programming that I had the problem,' this statement was slightly misleading in that 'light always dispels darkness'. In many of our favourite 'proof texts' which we at one time used as a HAMMER 'so to speak' to prove our point. If we return to closely examine these texts in the light of a further or third day understanding, we will find hidden in those texts a further revelation, a deeper a third day awareness of these texts & loved verses. The love of God draws us deeper into Himself & His Word which is far, far deeper than what the eye can ever perceive. We have a Word within ourselves; Why? We were created from the Word 'In the beginning was the Word & the Word was God Himself.' We were created from that Word & so we also are a 'word or word's'. So this Word, which we are – which is within us - will reveal the deeper spiritual meaning from our earlier understandings. Tradition according to one source is the 'living faith of dead ones' or the faith of those who have gone on before us. Traditionalism is; 'The dead faith of the living.' Traditionalism or the old wine that Jesus was referring to will keep us from advancing in God. Thank God that we are ever moving onward & upwards. So the Light is ever, ever, ever Dispelling the Darkness which is also! 'LIFTING THE VEIL' My sincere love & affection to each & every one of you. Written by Ralph Knowles. July – August. 2010. 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> 8

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