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#395 Kingdom: The Dirt Man And The Kingdom

We candidly speak about God and His Eternal Kingdom and sincerely attempt to explain His Eternal Government and the Laws of the Kingdom. We even speak of those who do the will of God and obey His laws and prepare themselves to participate in His Kingdom Government. However, most ALL of these things are far beyond our limited ability to understand. Because of over 30 years of study of this subject and our familiarity with the concept of Government, we assume we know something about these mysteries. The fact is that with ALL our study we know practically nothing about this higher and hidden realm that is invisible to the earth realm.

In study #394 we tried to define the Man, Christ Jesus, by defining God because Christ Jesus is the fullness of Deity in bodily form. If we assemble all the facts about God and His many attributes from the Old Testament, we assume this will define God. While understanding His attributes gives us some insight into how He functions they will in no way explain the Infinite and Eternal Creator God. It is not possible to find finite words in any language that will adequately explain the infinite God who is Pure Spirit.

To emphasize this point let us attempt to adequately explain God in Three Persons or what is referred to as “the Trinity.” While we can discern certain things about these three persons within the one God, any explanation with earth words just adds to the confusion. We can isolate certain facts about the Father, about the Word and about the Holy Spirit but any and All facts can never explain that which is unexplainable. We may say that God is one substance but manifests three essences. God is Pure Spirit. That is His Substance. The Word is Pure Spirit and the Holy Spirit is Pure Spirit. Are there three Spirits? The question is irrelevant! There is just ONE Substance!

substance >noun 1 a particular kind with uniform properties. 2 the reality of which that kind consists. 3 solid basis in reality or fact 4 the most important or essential part or meaning. 5 That which stands firm apart from the rest.

-essence >noun 1 the intrinsic nature of something; the quality which determines character. 2 The permanent element of being. 3 The ultimate nature of a thing. 4 Qualities of existence. 5 Properties or attributes that places something in a particular class and identity.

All of these explanations and definitions require something by which we can compare one thing against another. Example; “Uniform properties of God”, compared to what? “The intrinsic nature of God”, compared to what? We have NO POINT OF REFERENCE here in the earth realm from which we can compare to God. In the “created realm” there is always some example we can give and a comparison we can make to clarify words and things. However, in the Eternal and Invisible Realms we discover that earth words totally fail. Earth thoughts cannot grasp anything of that realm.

Then isn’t it hopeless to even attempt to delve into the Eternal Realms? No! These hidden and mysterious realms are revealed by the Holy Spirit. Even the things that have been hidden to ALL past generations and are called “the mysteries” will be revealed by the Spirit. Still, God is sovereign over all revelation. Certain levels of revelation will hurt us much more than it will help us! Why? Because we lack the maturity to apply it to ourselves first and then keep it to our self. Because of our earth bound ego, we may even use our revelation to humiliate others. Paul received tremendous revelation of the Third Heaven but needed to keep it to himself and not promote himself with the revelation. {God added a thorn in the flesh to remind him} Then why did God give such a high revelation to him? Paul needed the revelation to help the church identify with eternity and to increase their vision of eternal things. However, the details of what he saw were NOT to be discussed.

What happens when we try to identify God by referring to Three Persons? We attempt to bring this ethereal realm down into the dirt realm and adapt earth arithmetic and focus upon the number ( 3) as (1) (2) (3). The Jewish and Muslim then insists upon but ONE GOD using dirt mathematics to refute “the idolatry” of Christianity and its three gods. Not only are our earth words totally inadequate to speak of God, our “dirt mathematics” can only confuse the issue. We can use dirt examples to explain our “three gods” to others but that also cannot convince most people that there are not three gods. We clearly show how we are but one person but we are one person in 3 parts as (1) body (2) soul and (3) spirit. We might show how we are one substance but with three essences.

Will dirt words ever convince anyone? No! Then how can people believe? There has to be something put into the dirt man from that eternal realm so he can discern eternal things. If one day in “heaven time” equals a thousand years in “earth time” it should be clear that dirt mathematics is hopelessly lost calculating eternal things. “88 reasons why Jesus will return in 1988" is another example of dirt mathematics in action. We hear “dirt prophesies” given with “dirt words” and our confidence in “prophesy” falls into the dirt.

Paul realized that spiritual things can only be effectively spoken to spiritual people because they must be understood “in the spirit.” But what does that really mean? The natural man cannot receive ANYTHING from the spirit realm because he has NO CAPACITY to understand anything beyond the natural realm. Dirt men are totally lost in any spiritual discussion. Dirt men will always argue that there is nothing EXCEPT the dirt realm. Any other realm is just religious fantasy. My theory is that the “dirt man” has no capacity to ever discover The Eternal God, unless that God has created some eternal element in the “dirt man” that can discern the God of creation.

This is our definition of the “dirt man”; Adam was made from the dirt; therefore, he is the “dirt man” as is all of his descendants. Why such a crude example? Because most of us never relate “dirt man” to ourselves even though that how God reveals our creation. We return to the dirt realm by the decree of God.

Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were born, Or Thou didst give birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God. 3 Thou dost turn man back into dust, And dost say, “Return, O children of men.”

Psalm 104:29 Thou dost hide Thy face, they are dismayed; Thou dost take away their spirit, they expire, And return to their dust.

The dirt has no capacity to know God or to even be aware of God. Still, even primitive tribes of “dirt men” will acknowledge there is a God. How is this possible?

Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

Rom 1:21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

The “dirt man” will look in the dirt realm to find “gods of the dirt kind.” The “dirt man” relies upon the wisdom that comes from the “dirt realm.” The common mathematics, designed for the dirt realm, is irrelevant in the next realm where there is NO dirt. It was God, Himself, that revealed Himself as three Divine Persons.

The “dirt man”, with his accumulated wisdom of the ages, has established philosophies to explain life, consciousness, sleep, death, love, thought, phobias, mind, sickness, marriage, etc. These things are examined from the dirt realm and explained as the evolution of the species. What then is their explanation of “life.” It is the absence of death! However, it is abundantly clear that death is the end of all dirt creatures. How do we know that? Through archeology. We find remains that are thousands of years old and all are still dead. The “dirt man’s” conclusion; when you are dead, you are dead and no longer exist.

Our great commission is to go into all the “dirt areas” and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom to all the “dirt people” and then make disciples of Christ out of these “dirt people” and prepare them to participate in the invisible realms of eternity. How can we ever complete such an impossible task?

Well we need to establish some “dirt seminaries” to develop and train some “dirt men” to carry a “dirt message” to these “dirt multitudes” in all the “dirt areas” of the world. The “dirt minister” can develop more “dirt wisdom” by intensive study to be equipped to convince the “dirt man” that there is more than this “dirt realm” in which we live. After we convince the “dirt man” that he can go to heaven when he returns to the “dirt,” we can build some “dirt churches” to house and train these “dirt men” to help the “dirt minister” fulfill his calling to convert this “dirt philosophy” into a “dirt religion” that we will mistakenly call Universal Christianity.

Is there any wonder that the system of church we are using is accomplishing so little in converting the “dirt man” into being a little Christ?” After the “dirt conversions” in the “dirt church”, that which was “dirt flesh” is still just “dirt flesh” and to speak of a new species of men becomes religious fanatism.

Our frustration is that in this “dirt realm” of the Outer Court, it is impossible to even speak clearly of the next realm of restoration in the Holy Place. Here again we must revert back to earth examples of a “lampstand, showbread, cherubim, veils and gold boards” to speak of that spiritual dimension of the church that Christ is building. The “lampstand” is an earth word that is totally inadequate to explain the Glorious bride of Christ who is growing to fullness and without spot, wrinkle or earthly defect, who has overcome and escaped from the corruption of this dirt dimension. She is, in that extended dimension, pure gold and without any natural wood. Her function is to hold the Seven Spirits of God that are seven flames of fire! This will give the church total illumination and revelation. The frustration of the natural man investigating these dimensions is overwhelming.

However, the Bible gives us a good picture of the perfected church, that is the bride of Christ, who is the wife of the Lamb. It is a city called the New Jerusalem that has come down out of heaven, from God! Now to explain to the “dirt man” this wonderful truth of the eternal bride, we are given a great mountain, pure gold, precious stones, streets, measuring rods and undefinable glory.

What then is the solution to this incredible problem of obeying God and taking His message of the Kingdom into this dirt dimension to convert the dirt man to obey the Eternal Government of God. The “dirt man” can understand NOTHING in this dimension. The problem with this message is it needs a totally new and different kind of man, of a different species, to understand anything in this dimension.

We explain to the “dirt man” that he must die, get buried in earth water in his assigned realm of dirt and then a “new man” must get birthed into a new resurrection Life and ascend into a completely different realm. Why? Only the New Species of the new man (who is not of the dirt realm) can even hear words of the next dimension. He must escape (through death and burial) from earth words and dirt mathematics, into a much higher realm of “spirit” before he can comprehend heaven’s elevated realm of “spirit truth” and can understand “heaven’s mathematics.”

Converting the “dirt man” is not a matter of convincing him to believe certain doctrines or to make certain confessions of faith but is a matter of sending him to his eternal reward of death and burial. Since the “dirt man” has found no place in God’s Eternal Purpose there is very little reason to try to convince him to become religious or to join our church or become an elder or a Sunday School teacher. There certainly is no justification in sending him to Seminary to become a pastor!

Gen 3:19 By the sweat of your face You shall eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return.”

The “dirt man” is metamorphosed back into the dust dimension and remains in the dirt realm. However, following birth, the “new species of man” is being metamorphosed into that spiritual dimension in which Christ dwells. Adam is NOT the dwelling place or the temple of God. Only the new man, in Christ, can be the temple of God. But isn’t our body the temple now? Now we need to make a distinction between the tent (body) in which we presently live and Adam.

2Co 5:1 For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven; 3 inasmuch as we, having put it on, shall not be found naked.

2Co 5:4 For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed, but to be clothed, in order that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.

God has graciously permitted us to rid ourselves of our “dirt / death inheritance” in Adam! “The dirt man,” (continues to inhabit this tent until he is removed) through death and burial. Just by taking him into the death of Christ and into burial, through baptism in water, we expedite his removal. We no longer have to wait until he dies a natural death and returns to dust to fulfill the commandment of God. It is the “new man in Christ” that inhabits and hopefully grows rapidly by being alone in the same tent.

The “dirt pastor” has misunderstood the reason for water baptism and ignorantly preaches that baptism is redundant and only a public testimony. What is the result of that ignorance? He fills the pews with “dirt men” and “dirt women” because in the dirt realm there is STILL male and female! The “new man” cannot be male OR female because he is not of this dirt realm.

The Church that Christ is building is ONLY made from the “new man.” How do we know that? Because the Lampstand Church is ONLY made from Pure Gold hammered into that shape. The Lampstand is NOT ceramic ( molded dirt crystalized by heat) but Gold purified in the fire.

One of the mistakes we made in both the Charismatic Movement and in the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship was teaching the “dirt man” how to receive the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues. The big mistake of the “Prophetic Movement” was teaching the “dirt man” how to prophesy and function as a Prophet or as an Apostle. The mistake of the Apostolic Movement was appointing “dirt men” to be “Apostles” and “authorizing the “apostle dirt man” to appoint other “dirt men” as leaders. Receiving the “dirt man,” into fellowship, who has agreed with certain religious or Bible facts, is the current mistake of the Evangelical Movement.

Teaching the “dirt man” to say certain words or believe certain doctrines is a big mistake, yet is practiced about everywhere we go. It is “criminal” to tell the “dirt man” if he ONLY believes he will sit with Jesus and rule over the creation of God. That is a lie that is still spread by the father of all lies. Today the devil says “ Just remain as “dirt because God loves the dirt just the way it is. That is why He made Adam out of dirt. God loves the world that He made out of dirt. As you are raptured out of here God will take the “dirt man” and transform him into great glory. Of course there will be some “dirt men” who are “Left Behind “ but these are Jews and unbelievers.”

My theory is that ALL “dirt men” (even if they are pastors or believers) will be “Left Behind.” Why? Because ALL “dirt men” must return to the dirt realm. Why? Because they were taken from the dirt realm and their only option is to return to the dirt realm.

Well, Brother Leo, isn’t that too harsh? No! That is reality. My warning is this; Get rid of the “dirt man” now and get prepared to enter that building made by God, eternal in the heavens. Don’t expect to run around naked in heaven.

But, Obviously, That Is Just Criticism! What Is The Solution?

Most of the earthly movements of the past 500 years have preached the facts about the Holy Spirit that are revealed in scripture. Thousands of books have been written and millions of sermons have been preached about the Holy Spirit. Denominations have argued about the evidence of having received the Holy Spirit for over 100 years. Some have insisted upon tongues as evidence while others say the “fruit of the Spirit” is evidence. Other diverse evidence is offered like I cried or my nose ran or I fell down or my head felt hot. However, few even acknowledge they last thing Jesus clearly said.

Act 1:8 but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” 9 And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.

The evidence that is irrefutable is “you shall receive power.” I have never heard any group that insisted upon this evidence as proof that you have received the Holy Spirit. The solution to the “dirt man” ministering, setting dates and restoring the Kingdom to Israel is ONLY found in receiving the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will commence a war with the Adam Soil in us that we received as our “dirt inheritance.”

Rather than just focusing upon proof scriptures about the two natures, as the “dirt minister” does, the Holy Spirit begins to war with the fallen dirt nature to eradicate it. He will insist upon proper baptism as the declaration of war and the beginning of the battle. If this “primary power” is not experienced, whatever the evidence that is required by various groups, this “Divine evidence” should not be neglected or ignored.

The Bible contains many convincing facts about the transforming evidence attributed to the infilling of the Holy Spirit and the total promise of the Father. When the total experience of the “promise of the Father” is a reality in our lives, we could call the result “manifested Christianity.”

Just being content with having a “correct” earthly doctrine “about the Holy Spirit” is the big error of the Evangelical Church. Why? Because they don’t really expect ANY evidence. In fact most are afraid some evidence will arise and expose the error of their doctrine. IF the evidence is NOT speaking in tongues then it must be “manifesting the power of God” because that is the ONLY evidence we find in scripture. No place does it say “fruit” is the evidence. That is just the “dirt man” creating and then confirming his own doctrine.

Because of the lack of the power of God or the lack of spiritual understanding, most all churches have advocated, introduced and launched a great number of “unauthorized religious systems” to compensate for the lack of the actual experience of receiving “the promise of the Father.”

We have come to identify these “corrupt church systems” with the failure of the church to advance into the ascending Life of New Covenant Christianity. But, Brother Leo, how can you call them “corrupt?” Because these systems and programs have deviated from the Bible pattern and become a substitute for the power of the Holy Spirit, teaching and guiding the church into all reality.

corrupt >adjective 1 willing to act dishonestly in return for money, personal gain or position. 2 evil or morally depraved. 3 made unreliable by errors or alterations. 4 archaic rotten or putrid.

Simply ignoring the clear facts of scriptures that this IS the dispensation of the Holy Spirit, the church has missed most of the New Covenant provision of the “promise of the Father.” Since the Holy Spirit has come as the sovereign administrator of ALL church affairs, ignoring Him has very serious consequences.

Mat 12:31 “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. 32 “And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age, or in the age to come.

Why is this such a serious infraction of the Laws of God that no forgiveness can ever be obtained. Because, the Holy Spirit is the Sovereign God over the church in this dispensation. Setting up any system or program as a substitute for the guidance and present truth of the Holy Spirit is equal to erecting an idol built my men’s hands.

How can we be so sure of this radical concept? Because the ONLY Light the Lampstand Church has IS the Seven Spirits of God. The ONLY illumination for the Showbread and the Incense Altar IS The Seven Flames of Fire. Trying to substitute any other light is a very serious infraction of God’s Revealed Will. Just to permit the Lampstand to go out by not keeping the Seven Lamps trimmed and burning is enough reason for the Presence of God to depart. It is obvious that most Outer Court churches have no clue if the Holy Spirit is able to administrate the affairs or the growth of their assembly or not. This may be the sole reason for the stagnant condition of so many assemblies. In both Revelation 2 and 3, the Lord commands the churches to “hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Ignoring the Spirit has serious consequences.

Rev 2:5 ‘Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you, and will remove your lampstand out of its place--unless you repent.

Rev 2:14 ‘But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit acts of immorality. 15 ‘Thus you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.

Rev 2:20 ‘But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray, so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 ‘And I gave her time to repent; and she does not want to repent of her immorality.

Rev 2:22 ‘Behold, I will cast her upon a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. 3 ‘And I will kill her children with pestilence; and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.

Rev 3:1-----He who has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2 ‘Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. 3 ‘Remember therefore what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. If therefore you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come upon you.

Rev 3:11 ‘I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.

Rev 3:15 ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I would that you were cold or hot. 16 ‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. 17 ‘Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,

The Lord is not overly concerned about “grace or mercy” in his condemnation of the churches in Asia. However, “Grace and mercy” are extended to those who repent. Promising “rewards” to people who have not fulfilled the requirements is how we identify the “dirt man” in the pulpit. Promising the “dirt man” that he will sit on the throne and rule with Jesus is total ignorance. This is ONLY promised to the “overcomer.”

It is obvious that the thief on the cross never escaped from the dirt man but it appears that he didn’t go to hell. Therefore, he has to be somewhere in eternity. It is also obvious that the dirt man cannot inherit the Kingdom. Therefore, to preach that the thief is on the throne with Jesus is nearly total ignorance because this place is clearly assigned to the overcomer. Our conclusion is that there certainly must be more than one place in eternity. Since the natural flesh man CANNOT be in the Kingdom, he must be warned that he has no place in the Kingdom of Heaven. Most all our effort is in preparing the new man for the Kingdom, the third heaven, the New Jerusalem, the bride, the wife of the Lamb, is our primary calling.