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Part5 Christ The Antidote Breaking The Bondage.

  1. 1. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” Part 5' “CHRIST THE ANTIDOTE REGARDING DEATH” Part 5. “BREAKING THE BONDAGE OF ERROR, IS IN KNOWING THE TRUTH.” Our wonderful, glorious saviour Jesus the Christ has given us some most edifying analogies for the opening out of our spiritual understanding in these days of increased enlightenment. The most important part of the message of Christ is in my opinion, the “Love of God” & this can manifest it self in many ways. As a parent with a child, there are times when to be protected from danger the child needs firmness & has to be told what is right & what to keep away from etc. . In the first Chapter of Jeremiah & verse 10 we read “See, I have this day appointed you the oversight of the nations & of the kingdoms to root out & pull down, to destroy & to overthrow, to build & to plant.” This was a two sided coin. To bring Israel [who God loved so much] back to Himself, it needed both parts of the above verse to be applied. Remember that Israel was so far away from Gods BEST that she was blinded by Her then religion. But God because of His “great love” persisted. A very important part in the life of any Christian is to break free from the things that would bind him or her & this can happen in various ways. The most important is to be filled with the presence of God, the life of the spirit will overcome the death of the carnal mind. A good illustration is that technically speaking there is no such thing as darkness, “it is simply the absence of light, & the light will always dispel the darkness.” So in the same way; “LIFE DISPELS DEATH.” Another way is; the scripture tells us that “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” in other words the truth has been hidden & so “the truth shall set you free.” What I am saying is that the “knowledge of the truth of God's word will set us free.” Also we must remember it is the love of Christ that is taking us on ever upward into spiritual truth & the realisation of our perfection in Him. Keeping this in mind let us continue. “THE METAPHOR OF THE IDENTITY OF THE DRAGON.” “Then war broke out in heaven; Michael & his angels went forth to battle with the dragon, & the dragon & his angels fought.” Rev 12:7 Amp At first glance the dragon sounds like a very fearsome creature. From whence is this dragon derived? At the very beginning in Chap 3 of Gen & verse 1, We read. “Now the serpent was more subtle & crafty than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every tree of the garden?” Amp. The word serpent is from the word Nashash, its meaning is:- to whisper, a (magic) spell, to prognosticate certainly; divine, enchanter, learn by experience, indeed, diligently observe. Snake, serpent, to hiss. This word is also related to the word Psyche or the Greek Psuche. Strongs # 5590 which again is related to the Hebrew words Nephesh & Nashash #5315 & 5172. The question I would ask at this point is; between Genesis & Revelation how & why did the snake get to grow into a “great” Dragon?....... The answer is “in the mind of man” or “the Psyche.” The key is that! “THE SERPENT REPRESENTS THE CARNAL OR NATURAL MIND.” One of the first things that I realised more fully when coming into the experience of Tabernacles was that the Bible is full of analagies or types. If we took the book of Revelation literally it would be absolutely ridiculous.Soit goes for the first three chapters of Genesis & also parts of many books of the Bible. 1
  2. 2. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” Part 5' Rom 8:6, “To be carnally [or fleshly] minded is death.” Heb 2: 14 &15, “Since therefore, [these His] children share in flesh & blood [in the physical nature of human beings], He [Himself] in a similar manner partook of the same [nature], that by [going through] death He might bring to nought & make of no effect “him” who has the power of death---that is, the devil----And also that he might deliver & completely set free all those through the [haunting] fear of death were held in bondage throughout the whole course of their lives.” The root of the word devil is from the word evil & only exists in man's vocabulary because of the eating of the fruit of “good & evil.” Now I know that this will bring forth all sorts of questions in the mind of some & so because I or someone else are not present to answer whatever the question, does not mean that it can't be answered, unfortunately we only have limited space, so we will do the best we can. One of the first things that Eve [the soul] did after eating from the tree was to make a scapegoat for herself. Now we are not picking on Eve the person, but let us go a little deeper, we are referring to the soulishness of all mankind. Eve or the soul has taken this word EVIL & made it impersonal calling it the DEVIL. We today are still carrying much of the DARK AGES theology & religiosity. Unfortunately a lot of us are not aware of it yet If we do a search on this word Devil we will find that in most cases it simply means “Adversary.” When the true identity of the Adversary is driven home to our spirit then this “truth will set you free.” This whole mess is in our mind my dear brother & sister. Because of circumstance, man has in his own mind conjured up a monster, believed in it, given power to it, become afraid of it & is now a prisoner of his own invention, which is really only in his thinking. I hear, but, but, but! All other superstition is pure religiosity my friend you will not find that sort of thinking in “The Most Holy Place.” All of the other has come about from eating of the tree that both Adam & Eve were forbidden to eat, the fruit of “good & evil.” Now there are a lot of texts & quotes that would seemingly shoot down in flames what we are presenting today. But I assure you that if you were to seek the Father regarding the subject & if you are so inclined, sit down with your concordance & go over all you have been taught previously, or have assumed, you will come up with a new concept regarding this subject. “AVOIDING TRUTH.” ========== There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is a proof against all argument, And which cannot fail to keep man in everlasting ignorance. That principle is condemnation before investigation. “Edmund Spenser.” Prov 18:1 In returning to Rev12: 7. Michael the archangel [who incidentally is the only archangel in the Bible] is representing Christ; the angels are his messengers which are the manchild company. We read that the dragon fought against Michael & his angels. This dragon which represents those who are still in the “good verses evil” realm, or way of thinking, are in a fight to the death so to speak. To go a step further this fight is more on a personal level this dragon or carnal mind is warring within us. One of the hardest things to surrender is our set, religious, comfortable way of understanding things. We do not like our cage to be rattled. But if you in your soul & spirit want the true will & understanding of God, you are now experiencing or will experience a rattling. For our great God & Saviour who is Jesus the Christ is going “shake all that can be shaken.” The previous verse in Heb 12:26 mentions that He will be shaking both “heaven & earth” I would like to draw our attention to the fact that we were made in His image “heavenly” also from the dust “earthly” so both our personal “heaven & earth”will be shaken. 2
  3. 3. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” Part 5' Not that those who are walking in the way of the “Third realm” or “Tabernacles or Most Holy Place or Secret Place of the Most High.” want a fight as it were, but know this that as we declare truth it will bring reaction to those who are still in the “realm of opposites.” or the fighting realm. “Adam does not want to die & will not go down without a fight.” Now sometimes this fight can appear to be so Christian & loving that it can almost fool you, but know this that whilst people still want to cling to old religious concepts, it is the carnal mind or the realm of “good & evil” at work. One of the greatest enemies we have hampering our becoming fully free in Christ is our concept of “the devil or satan.” If there is one thing we need to get into our minds is that what God is doing is IN us, not outside in the world, but is in us “we must change inside before we can be of any real use to those outside.” God is & has been for some time doing a “new thing” the old wineskins or concepts must go & may I say it again we must move up a notch into a new or further experience in God, into the understanding of the “salvation to be revealed in the last day.” 1Pet 1:5. And this will probably mean our coming out of our now comfort zone. We dont have to do anything; but if you are like many brothers & sisters & love God with all your heart soul & mind It will be “not only my feet, but my hands & my head too.” Jn 13: 9. “And also that He might deliver & completely set free all those who through the (haunting) fear of death were held in bondage throughout the whole course of their lives.” Heb 2:15 Amp. Our Great God & Saviour Jesus Christ, has “made of no effect him (that is our mistaken identity or psyche) who has the power of death---that is, the devil (or adversary).” All the attributes of the carnal mind are in the devil or “adversary,” I invite you to check it out, the one is the same as the other. We are given strict instructions to “give no place to the devil,” or adversary or carnal mind. The soul of man is a very powerful thing & coupled with the flesh is a very formidable opponent to the to the truth that man so needs & is seeking. Where is the garden where the dragon dwells? In us, in the mind, Psyche or soul. Recognise it & dispel it. Let go of religiosity & tradition, dare to make a move into the “Most Holy Place.”With this exposure & as we receive it we will become “completely set free---& the error will be made of no effect.” Right now the revealing “apokalupto” is taking place in our minds & spirits. Believe it & it will work. “I decree it in the name of Jesus the Christ who is within me & is my true identity.” Once we understand the truth regarding “the dragon” then his power over us is gone & lost. Then the power of death is also dealt a blow & will begin to lose its hold over us as we begin to meditate & apply this to our lives. This is what is meant in the above verse. Heb 2:15. As God furthers our revelation & understanding on this & other phases of His truth's, then this realisation will explode world wide & then He will bring to pass “the redemption of the body.”It will all culminate & in one instant “It shall come to pass, death is swallowed up in VICTORY.” The complete plan of God for this Age is that we become “Life giving spirits with a glorified body.” “When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendour of His] glory. Col 3:4. Amp. “And also that He might deliver & completely set free all those who through the (haunting) fear of death were held in bondage throughout the whole course of their lives.” Heb 2:15 Amp. “THE he.” For those who are now entering or wish to enter into Jordan. There must be an abandonment of our former country, which represents our former spiritual environment or understanding. One of the conditions of entry is that we desire ALL that Jordan & the promised land have for us. If we do not want to cross over into “new country!” in other words if we are not yet tired of the old it would be vain to move ahead, for though Jordan is an exciting time, it can at times be a cold cleansing experience, it is a washing experience, a “washing away of our past concepts” we must have a “Christ inspired hunger 3
  4. 4. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” Part 5' for the third dimension” for it to last. For hundreds of years the verses we are now about to look at, have, because of tradition been understood from an outward perspective, which denotes where we are spiritually. I would now like to present for your perusal & attention an inward perspective. Since coming into a new understanding namely a “Third Realm” or “Tabernacle” point of veiw. I now see three depths of understanding in God & His Word. “Outer Court” “Holy Place” & “Most Holy Place” & each time we make an upward move we receive as it were a new set of spectacles for each realm. It is God's pattern to do things in threes. There are three depths I have found to the Word of God. I will with the help of the Spirit endeavour to bring to you the “Most Holy Place” understanding of these particular verses. What I am about to share is not all doom & gloom it is God's way of fulfilling His wonderful promises to mankind as in this, His way, He is eventually drawing all mankind to Himself . We are now looking at 2 Thess 2:1-12. Moffatt V 1.“With regard to the arrival of the Lord Jesus Christ & our muster before him, I beg of you brothers,” The word “arrival” is from the Gk Parousia & a truer translation would be “presence” or (increased presence) which of course is what many are experiencing right now. But of course it has yet to reach fulness or fulfilment. V 2.“Not to let your minds get easily unsettled or excited by any spirit of prophecy or any declaration or any letter purporting to come from me, to the effect that the Day of the Lord is already here.” This of course is referring to Paul’s day & not now. V 3.“Let nobody delude you into this belief, whatever he may say. It will not come until the rebellion takes place first of all, with the revealing of the Lawless One, the adversary,” The word “rebellion” is from the Gk apostasia, of which the english is Apostasy & means (a falling away). The rebellion is taking place within us as we realise our true identity which is the “Christ who lives within me” exposing “the adversary or mistaken identity” & this in turn is causing “The man of sin or our mistaken identity” to be revealed in us & of course “Adam the Man of Sin” does not want to die. It is also a falling away from the “good & evil” God, or what we have up to date thought was the full understanding of God (was only part truth). A friend who has come into a deeper experience in Spirit recently phoned me & the statement that she made & really blessed me in my spirit was “until we know the God inside of us we do not really know Him” it went home to me in a wonderful way of confirmation. Many Church goers & the normal person on the street, only know about the God outside themselves, the God up in the sky somewhere. The scripture that came to me was, GEN 4:1 “And Adam knew Eve his wife;” that is how intimately our Father wants us to KNOW Him. This is the same word “yada” that is used in many instances for knowing God. What I believe that God is wanting us to see is that “The God I knew in the Second realm was not the full revelation of the God in The Third realm.” God is not a “good & evil” God. He surely knows about it but He does not dwell in that way of thinking. As we realise more & more the pure truth of “Tabernacles.” An “Apostasy” takes place in us against the religiosity that has been so much a part of us & is the norm to most Christians, namely the types & shadows we have been enduring within ourselves for hundreds of years. V 4. “Who vaunts himself above & against every so-called god or object of worship, actually seating himself in the temple of God with the proclamation that he himself is God. So this Lawless one is actually seated in the TEMPLE, I now ask the question where is the Temple? Please do not say in Jerusalem or some other earthly location. We are the “fulfilment” of the Tabernacle plan. “WE ARE THE TEMPLE.” “Seating himself in the TEMPLE of God with the proclamation that he himself is God.” When the serpent spoke to Eve. who represented the soul he told her that when you eat you shall be as god's. Since then, that is what man has been doing proclaiming that he is his own god or “man of sin.” Even after many begin their walk with God, it “is on our own conditions”, so far & no further. Lets not get too 4
  5. 5. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” Part 5' involved or too fanatical, just so far will do Lord. So I ask the question who is really sitting on the throne in the TEMPLE proclaiming that he is God? “THE MAN OF SIN!” Which is “Our mistaken identity.” Until we come into a “third realm experience” we are still in the realm of shadows & types, we will never see God face to face in either of the first two realms of experience in Christ. I also would like to share with you what came to me as I began to write this portion. I was trying to compare the old way of seeing these verses with the what we are bringing now. Suddenly I remembered an instance that happpened when we were in business in Mt Druitt, which is in Sydney. Australia. At the time we had our own Upholstery business. We had for many years known only yards, feet & inches for measurements. When the Metric change came it was difficult for many of us to make the change in our minds, Why? We had for so many years always known only one way, it was so embedded in our thinking that it had become a part of us, so when I would measure how much material was needed for a lounge suite or whatever, I would measure in yards, feet & inches & then convert it into Metric, I just could not bring myself to leave the OLD. One day a bright young astute university student who needed to earn some extra money had been observing me & suddenly said in a moderately loud voice “Don't you think you would better off to FORGET THE OLD, & CONCENTRATE ONLY ON THE NEW you don't need it now, it is useless to you & you will save your self a lot of time & energy.” And so I did! And so I am doing the same right now. “When God speaks of a new [covenant or agreement]. He makes the first one obselete (out of use). And what is obselete (out of use & annulled because of age) is ripe for disappearance & to be dispensed with altogether.” Heb 8:13. Also Heb 9:8, Amp “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 remains a recognized institution & is still standing.” Where? ….. IN US OF COURSE!! Now to continue with the Thessalonian theme. V 5. “Do you not remember I used to tell you this when I was with you?” If you re-read verse 4 above this will explain what Paul is referring to. V 6. “Well you can recall now what it is that restrains him from being revealed before his appointed time. The restraining power is the facade of our well meaning self righteous religiosity or in other words. living in our “mistaken identity” & not realising our “true identity.” This is now being revealed in those whose attitudes are unbiased, transparent & sincere with the Father & our brothers & sisters. V 7. “For the secret force of lawlessness is at work already; only, it cannot be revealed till he who at present restrains it is removed.” This same verse in the Amp reads; “For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work in the world, [but it is] restrained only until he who restrains is taken out of the way.” 2 Thess 2:7. The Diaglott refers to the ( he as the ONE,) who is “the adversary” “ the carnal mind” “the devil” “the dragon” “the antichrist” “The man of sin” which is & “OUR MISTAKEN IDENTITY.” Once we realise that the he who restrains is none other than our mistaken identity, then with that knowledge of who “THE MAN OF SIN” is, he is then taken out of the road & can no longer restrain us from moving on in God both forward & upward, individually & collectively. V 8“Then shall the lawless one be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will destroy with the breath of His lips.” Once again the Amp reads: “And then the lawless one (the antichrist) will be revealed & the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of His mouth & bring him to an end by His appearing at His coming.” 2 Thess 2:8 . The K.J.V.reads “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, & shall destroy with the BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING.” 5
  6. 6. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” Part 5' Then as God reveals to us, all of the things that have been hidden as regards the workings of our MISTAKEN IDENTITY the spirit of God will point them out, & as we lay them on the ALTAR He will then slay those things which stem from the he or our “MISTAKEN IDENTITY”. In other words we “Present our bodies a Living Sacrifice” in a deeper way than we have known before. All of this is only truly wonderful news for us, God's creation; for this is how He setting creation free. The he is being slain right now in some of us even though many of us may not realise it, this is the time of His coming or His appearing “in us” or “increased presence” or the “Brightness of His Coming.” The seventh trumpet is being blown right now as we write & as you read. “The breath of His mouth” which is both “word & spirit” & He Christ is both. He is now slaying the influence of “that carnal mind,.” which is our “MISTAKEN IDENTITY.”Incidentally the above word “revealed” is replaced by “unveiled” in the Concordant Version. This means to be unveiled within us. “Then we shall see Him face to face.” 1 Cor 13:12. “Beloved we are [even here &] now God's children; it is not yet disclosed (made clear) what we shall be [hereafter], but we know that when He comes & is manifested. We shall [as God's children] resemble & be like Him, for we shall see Him just as He [really] is. “IN US” And everyone who has this hope [resting] on Him cleanses (purifies) himself just as He is pure (chaste, undefiled, guiltless.” 1Jn 3:2-3. The above interpolation “ IN US” is my own, for clarification. “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed IN US.” Rom 8:18. K.J.V. “When he shall come to be glorified IN his saints.” 2 Thess 1:10a. I must say again & again a lot of what the Bible states in the new testament & especially in the book of the “Revelation of Jesus Christ” that revelation is happening within us. Especially in this case. V 9.“that one whose arrival is due to Satan's activity, with the full power, the miracles & portents, of falsehood, The soulish realm is a very powerful one, this is the realm that Jannes & Jambres worked in. They were the two magicians of Pharoah who worked against Moses & Aaron by DUPLICATING their miracles. These are some of the miracles of falsehood that we can expect. As a matter of fact if you look very closely at your T.V screen with a Godly discernment you will see it happening this very day perhaps, also listen very closely to the Gospel that they are preaching. This is because they are listening to their “Mistaken Identity” in its full potential of “religiosity.” I would also add that the serpent of Moses swallowed up the serpents of Pharoah. So there are some exciting things ahead on the agenda of Christ. “Death is swallowed up in victory,” Again! Within us. V 10.“and with the full deceitfulness of evil for those who are doomed to perish, since they refuse to love the Truth that would save them.” The ten leaders of Israel, once again THE MAJORITY, refused to join their faith with the faith of Joshua & Caleb they refused to “love the truth” they refused to move forward. They refused to allow themselves to be judged. When we the Temple or house of the Spirit are in error “the time is come that judgement must begin at the HOUSE OF GOD: & if it first begin in us,.....2 Pet 4:17a. “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.” 1 Cor 11: 31-32. K.J.V. In other words to receive the Tabernacle fullness we need a “third day repentance.” Heb 9:8b Amp “as long as the former (the outer portion of the) tabernacle remains a recognized institution & is still standing,” where? IN US we cannot move forward. The outer portion is “the Holy Place” “Feast of Pentecost” or “Second Realm.” “For a tabernacle (tent) was erected in the outer division or compartment of which were the lampstand & the table with [its loaves of] the show-bread set forth. [This portion] is called the Holy Place.” Heb 9:2, Amp. Once again the “Holy Place Realm” equates with the Pentecostal realm. 6
  7. 7. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” Part 5' “Whilst we are fully & only Pentecostal we can never come into the full experience & appreciation of Tabernacles.” V 11. “ Therefore God visits them with an active delusion, till they put faith in falsehood,” If I fall into a delusion, I have hope that God will redeem me out of it. If a man leads me into a delusion I still have hope that God will release me. But if I through stubborness & disobedience fall into a falsehood or a delusion sent by God Himself. I ask you dear friend of mine where can I go for release If God has caused it? I can go nowhere & I won't go anywhere because I think or believe that I am right, I am completely deluded in falsehood. “A delusion is something that we believe to be true but is false.” V 12.“so that all may be doomed who refuse faith in the Truth but delight in evil.” The doom that is referred to here is the doom of being joined to that which is a lost cause. The archaic, dark ages way of interpreting many scriptures to mean eternal damnation is not on our Father's score card. Having been made in the IMAGE of God & being spiritual beings we will be around for a long time & so in that time of which now is very much a part of that time God is using some very effective measures of discipline. My dear friends brothers & sisters, many who are in the realm of “good & evil” “refuse the faith in the Truth” that is being revealed at the moment “but delight in evil.” This does not necessarily mean that they are delighting in immoral activities but in the “good & evil” fruit which is DUALITY or “the man of sin” which is happening within us & is our “mistaken identity.” When we refer to duality we are referring to our dual way of thinking, namely “good verses evil.” So our motive in this 2 Thessalonion section has been to reveal the identity of the he which is none other than THE MAN OF SIN or our MISTAKEN IDENTITY. Our title is. “BREAKING THE BONDAGE OF ERROR, IS IN KNOWING THE TRUTH” O glorify Thy sons, from all bondages set us free, So that thy sons, in turn, may bring glory unto thee! Grant unto us thy glory, before the world was made, For is not this the glory, O Lord, for which you prayed? Reflect through us thy glory to all the universe, For glorified with thee we shall remove the Blighting curse. Dora Van Assen. “LUCIFER THE LIGHT BEARER.” Until around 25 years ago most Bible teachers taught that the identity of the devil & the dragon was Lucifer a so called “fallen archangel” then suddenly in a number of circles it was as though a light was turned on & many sincere unbiased Bible students began to search into the matter. They then realised that this teaching was originated in the Dark Ages. I first heard a tape by a then, fairly well known Pentecostal Preacher-teacher by the name of Ken Chant. At first I disagreed most vehemently then after listening a second time, then doing my own personal study I realised that what he had claimed was truth. This was in the early 80s. After this a number of preachers from all over the world began to proclaim it, Bill Britton included. Even though most Theological Colleges & Seminaries are still teaching the old theory the number is slowly decreasing. The Amplified Bible foot note on Isaiah 14 attests to this fact. Quote. “The Hebrew for this expression--- “light-bringer” or “shining one”--- is translated “Lucifer” in The Latin Vulgate, & is thus translated in The King James Version. But because of the association of that name with Satan, it is not now used in this & other translations. Some students feel that the application of 7
  8. 8. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” Part 5' the name Lucifer to Satan, in spite of the long & confident teaching to that effect, is erroneous. The application of the name to Satan has existed since the third century A.D., & is based on the supposition that Luke 10:18 is an explanation of Isa 14:12, which many authorities believe is not true. “Lucifer” the light-bringer, is the Latin equivalent of the Greek word “Phosphoros” which is used as a title of Christ in 2 Pet.1:19 & corresponds to the “radiant & brilliant Morning Star” in Rev.22:16, a name Jesus called Himself.” Unquote. “THE ISAIAH RENDITION” Isa 14:11-17 Amp. “Your pomp & magnificence are brought down to Sheol along with the sound of your harps; the maggots are spread out under you & worms cover you.” As we move ahead we will realise that this is not only referring to Adam the man in the singular, but the plural or corporate Adam which is our “mistaken identity” & is the main thought here. V12. “How you have fallen from heaven O light bringer & daystar, son of the morning! How you have been cut down to the ground, you who weakened & laid low the nations [O blasphemous, satanic king of Babylon!]” This version does not use the word LUCIFER instead the words “O light bringer & daystar, son of the morning” are used to emphasise the true meaning or translation of the word LUCIFER, which also is a title of Christ. But tragically this wonderful being has been cut down. No wonder that unenlightened men wanted to idenitify this being as an Archangel & we could easily do so today except for one or two very large spanners that are thrown into the theory one of which is in verse 16 “Is this the man?” If we look in Lk 3:38, we find that Adam was created the first Son of God, can you imagine what a being he must have been; created in God's own Image, in Gen 1:27. He was then the first Light-bringer, the original Son of the Morning. This was before Eve's temptation in Gen chapter 3. If our “True Identity” is the Christ then surely the “First Adam's” true identity must have been at least the same & more-so, for the original Son of God who was created in Christ Jesus Eph 2:10 would have been a marvelous handiwork of God as Ezek 28 describes. I hear a question; How is it that if Lucifer is a title of Christ, that bible scholars are now giving this same title to “The first Adam.”? The answer is found in the words of Jesus, Rev 1:17b, “I am the first & the last.” It may interest you to know that where it mentions “the alpha & the omega” also “the beginning & the ending” these are translated from entirely different words than the “first & the last.” But when we come to examine the root words in 1Cor 15:45, which is referring to “the first Adam & the last Adam” these are from the exact same Greek words as in the number of “first & last” verses found in the book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ. This particular subject has intrigued me for some time. A number of years ago I received enlightenment that the first Adam & the last Adam were one & the same. I sat on that truth for years then one day I was reading “The Restitution of All Things.” Written by one of our most recognized forerunners, George Hawtin. Imagine my delight when I read. Quote:- The answer to the eternal question, What is man that thou art mindful of him, is twofold because the question is twofold. What is man? The answer by example is Jesus Christ highly exalted, His name being above every name. He is the FIRST MAN & THE LAST MAN. He is the beginning of the creation of God & He is the end of the creation of God, we are His younger brothers, all members of the same family, first being sons of men & secondly sons of God. What He is, we are becoming to which the scripture clearly attests saying, “As he is, so are we in this world,” 1Jn 4:17. End quote. When we begin to realise the wonderful plan of God & the lengths that He & His Firstborn Son Jesus Christ went to, to bring all Creation to perfection. What Praise must issue from our innermost being. When we realise to a deeper extent of what “He being rich became poor for our sakes” really means Oh what glory & honour we must humbly attest only unto Him. A very good friend of mine, Michael Wood, (some of you no doubt have read his book “SEVEN DAY SON RISE”), well our good brother 8
  9. 9. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” Part 5' will soon be publishing a resum'e & one of the thoughts that he opens up is “For the GOD-HEAD so loved the WORLD.” As we are going deeper into the Most Holy Place we must keep an open mind to the wonderful depths of God. You see beloved Christ the Seed buried Himself in the earth “our earth.” When? Why way back in the beginning of Genesis & since then He has been buried in every man & what things He has endured in silence & in loving patience knowing that one day each of us will respond in his own time to Him who is our “true identity” the one spirit, that one Son, who was created in the image of His Father WHO IS SPIRIT. Do you doubt that He is in every man “in Him we live & move & have our being” also “the body without the Spirit is dead” What spirit? Beloved there is only ONE SPIRIT. What condescension Bringing us redemption He came in the form of man To reveal the hidden plan “William Booth Clibborn”. V 13. “And you said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven; I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit upon the mount of assembly in the uttermost north.” This of course relates also to the corporate Adam as well. Is not this is what man has been doing since Eve was told, “and you will be like God?” Also the religious man has in his “mistaken identity” been trying to sit in the in the “mount of assembly in the uttermost north” since time began. 2 Thess 2:4. V 14. “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most high.” In this case, humanism as opposed to Godliness. or wanting to exalt ourselves in our “mistaken identity.” V 15. “Yet you shall be brought Sheol (Hades), to the inneremost recesses of the pit (the region of the dead). This can only referring to a man or men & cannot be referring to an Angel as Angels do not die & go into a grave. V 16. “Those who see you will gaze at you & consider you, saying, Is this the MAN who made the earth to tremble, who shook kingdoms?--- As we stated earlier this is referring to a man or men & nothing else. Every time we attend a burial we “gaze & consider” & realise that we are very much flesh & blood or the “first adam” & whilst functioning only in that realm we can expect nothing more than the grave for this body. V 17. “Who made the world like a wilderness & overthrew its cities, who would not permit his prisoners to return home? This is the present condition of the worldly ADAM today. This ADAM or our “mistaken identity” will not permit us to return HOME to our EDEN or to our Edenic state. But thank God for the second or “LAST ADAM” namely JESUS THE CHRIST. Who is “the first & the last.” V 18. “All the kings of the nations, all of them lie sleeping in glorious array, each one in his own sepulcher.” I cannot help feeling the irony of Isaiah or even of the Divine author when I read this verse. In our language today it would read. “all of them lie in glorious array in their coffin in the grave.” “We will now look at the Ezekiel rendition of Lucifer the Shining One.” 9
  10. 10. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” Part 5' “YOU WERE THE ANOINTED CHERUB IN EDEN.” Ezek 28:9, “Will you still say, I am a god, before him who slays you? But you are only a MAN (made of the earth) & no god in the hand or him who wounds & profanes you.” Even though in verse one, God is through Ezekiel addressing the prince of Tyre who had exalted himself to the point that he fancied himself a god, & is dealt with very sharply & told in no uncertain terms “you are only a man.” He is leading into a deeper subject which is not only Adam in the singular but Adam in the plural (or the corporate Adam) which is referring to all of us (every man who is functioning in his “false identity.”) This is the state we are all in until we are AWAKENED to the Christ in us who is our “true identity.” V 12. “Son of man take up a lamentation over the King of Tyre & say to him, Thus says the Lord God: You are the full measure & pattern of exactness [giving the finishing touch to all that constitutes completeness], full of wisdom & perfect in beauty.” Now we see here where this is beginning to lead into a deeper thought, for surely the King of Tyrus would certainly not be “full of wisdom & perfect in beauty” for in verse 1 & 9 He has just told him that “you are only a MAN.” The next verse has the real clue. V 13. “YOU WERE IN EDEN, THE GARDEN OF GOD; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, & emerald; & your settings & your sockets & engravings were wrought in gold. On the day you were created they were prepared.” If we had the time to go into the meaning of these stones it would be a blessing but at the moment too time consuming, so those of you who are interested enough may do so at your own leisure. The King of Tyre certainly was not in the garden of Eden. So I ask the question. What MAN was in the Garden of Eden? There is only one possible answer & that is, ADAM!! V 14. “You were the anointed cherub that covers with overshadowing, & I set you so. You were upon the holy mountain of God: You walked up & down in the midst of the stones of fire [like the paved work of gleaming sapphire stone upon which the God of Israel walked on Mount Sinai.” What a beautiful description of the spiritual place that Adam was in when first created. I believe in this case the Cherub is used as a metaphor. One of the meanings of the word Cherub is “one grasped or held fast” also the description in the “Zondervan Bible Dictionary” is that it can mean “a living carrier of God” which Adam certainly was, & according to the “Companion Bible” it can mean a “supernatural being” which I believe certainly describes what Adam was in the first chapter of Gen 1:27 When God created this man “in His own image” he certainly would have been a “supernatural being.” So this description is describing a supernatural MAN before he was lowered.----- If we still wish to stay with the old archaic way of thinking & insist on the usual interpretation of the understanding of Cherub, then that makes it even more difficult for the old theory, for it is an impossibility that a Cherub could ever be an Archangel for they are two entirely different beings. Also there is only one Archangel ever mentioned & named in scripture & that is “Michael” if you don't believe me search it out. All other is supposition!! Even Gabriel is never described as an Archangel. In verse 16 of 1Thess 4a, “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud cry of summons, with the shout of an archangel.” Then in Rev 12:7. “Then war broke out in heaven; Michael went forth to battle with the dragon, & the dragon & his angels fought.” So this only named Archangel mentioned in Jude 9 is very much in the forefront of things in the now & that which is about to take place. We would like to address this subject at a later date. V 15. “You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created until iniquity & guilt were found in you. When God lowered us Rom 8:20, Ps 8:5, for the reason that we cannot have innocence & the righteousness of God at the same time. If God would have left us in our innocence we would have been claiming our own righteousness (which are as filthy rags) so God in His wisdom, that we would 10
  11. 11. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” Part 5' experience what He already knew, lowered us. “For God has committed all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all. Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom & the knowledge of God. How unsearchable are His judgements & His ways past finding out! For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counsellor? Rom 11:32-34. New KJV. V 16. “Through the abundance of your commerce you were filled with lawlessness & violence, & you sinned; therefore I cast you out as a profane thing from the mountain of God & the guardian cherub drove you out from the midst of the stones of fire.” When we are reading these scriptures we are just not reading the ink on the paper or looking at things historically. Similar to the book of Revelation there are hidden meanings in all of these verses. The commerce mentioned here is not just referring to monetary matters. What is the commerce that most are selling today? Why themselves or their mistaken Identity. What is our spiritual commerce today (it certainly ought not be, how much can you put in the plate today, or the TV evangelist crying gimme gimme) NO your & my commerce is Christ, who is our, hear it again! TRUE IDENTITY. The mountain of God is Mt Zion the Highest place in our experience with our loving Father. The midst of the stones of fire is that burning or fire presence of God, in a Son of God. The cherub here is used in an entirely different context again. These are the very same ones found in Gen 3:24, which were guarding the way to the “Tree of Life” of which we cannot partake of, whilst we are in DUALITY or only wanting to function in our lowered or “mistaken identity.” Now the usage of the word cherub here, can in no way be compared to that in V 14, so when the scripture uses a metaphor we must look deeper than the ink on the paper. V 17. “Your heart was proud & lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendour. I cast you to the ground; I lay you before kings, that they might gaze at you.” A similar thing happened to King Nebuchadnezzer, God has His ways of dealing with any of us & may I say this; As God has a special purpose for each of us, so especially for Adam, as Jesus stated that He was the “first & the last” so Adam's true identity was Christ. I think the most misunderstood bible character in existence is “the first Adam.” “A prophet is without honour in his own country” “He came unto His own & His own received Him not.” Those who have despised the first Adam are only fulfilling scripture. I believe that many secrets are being uncovered in this both Third & Seventh Day. “IT IS ALL GOOD & IT IS ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD & FOR OUR BENEFIT.” “Praise His wonderful Name.” When our Gracious Creator puts us through trials it is for a special purpose. Why? For He loves us with a love that is unending. I ask you? Was the first Adam any different. NO, NO, NO, a thousand times no!! I read somewhere that our Father is no respecter of persons. V 18. “You have profaned your santuaries by the multitude of your iniquities & the enormity of your guilt, by the unrighteous of your trade. Therefore I have brought forth a fire from your midst; it has consumed you, & I have reduced you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who looked at you.” This was a fiat or a decree to all who would live without the full revelation of the Christ or the knowing of their “True Identity.” It certainly is not describing a fallen Archangel. Why? Because an Archangel is a spiritual being & is invisible & could not be reduced to ashes in the sight of all. This is only meant in the spiritual sense of being a corporate ADAM or our “Mistaken Identity.” V 19. “All who know among the people are astonished & appalled at you; you have come to a horrible end & shall never return to being.” And so it shall be, the first Adam has only one end, but Oh what a difference can be said in regards to the last Adam. Our theme has been; 11
  12. 12. “Christ the Antidote regarding Death” Part 5' “BREAKING THE BONDAGE OF ERROR, IS IN KNOWING TRUTH.” There are a few verses that I would have loved to address, but alas 12 pages is more than enough, but we will refer lightly to two of the mainstays of opposition to our understanding. There are two “in part” strongholds which would seemingly oppose what we shared here. One is in the book of Job, whenever the word SATAN is used it is translated from the word “Adversary” Strongs #7854, which is not a noun, but a (descriptive verb) the translation into the Noun or Name Satan is not entirely correct but we must keep in mind where the translators were in their thinking at that time. If we prayerfully read the book of Job in the light of what we are seeing today I believe that to the honest unbiased seeker there will come a deeper understanding. Also if we read the preface to Job in the Amplified Bible this is quite enlightening, plus some deeper searching as to the history of the Book of Job is also very, very interesting. The same thing applies to Michael in Jude 9 who when “contending with the devil” (Strongs #1228 Diabolos = traducer, false accuser, slanderer) does not in any way take away from what we have presented today but rather enhances it. Bringing the thought “contending with the devil” into our present way of seeing things, puts quite a different light on things as long as we are not reading the ink on the paper ONLY. I would before closing like to once again insert our dear brother George Hawtin's excerpt. Quote:- The answer to the eternal question, What is man that thou art mindful of him, is twofold because the question is twofold. What is man? The answer by example is Jesus Christ highly exalted, His name being above every name. He is the FIRST MAN & THE LAST MAN. He is the beginning of the creation of God & He is the end of the creation of God, we are His younger brothers, all members of the same family, first being sons of men & secondly sons of God. What He is, we are becoming to which the scripture clearly attests saying, “As he is, so are we in this world,” 1Jn 4:17. End quote. I trust that this has been of help to you all, it will no doubt have raised a few questions in many minds, & I trust answered a few also. My love & regards to you all in that name above all names even Jesus the Christ. Written by Ralph Knowles, end June 2009. To be continued. For those of you that would appreciate a copy of Michael Wood's “SEVEN DAY SON RISE” I have a few copies left & would be more than happy to mail you a copy if you so desire. RWK. 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 0448 126882 The mailing address is, 47/13 Thomas St Goodna Qld 4300 Australia. 12

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