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#398 Kingdom: Manifestation Of The Holy Spirit

1Co 12:4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 6 And there are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons.

1Co 12:7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.

Mat 1:18 she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.

Mat 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

Luke 2:26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

Luke 4:1 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led about by the Spirit in the wilderness

Act 1:16 “Brethren, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.

Act 13:4 So, being sent out the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia and from there they sailed to Cyprus.

Act 16:6 And they passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia;

Rom 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Rom 15:16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, that my offering of the Gentiles might become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Eph 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

These are just a few of the about 50 scriptures that clearly speak of the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church and His various manifestations. From these few scriptures we can boldly say that unless the Holy Spirit has free Kingdom Reign in the church, the church will just remain weak and shallow. Any manifestation in the church that is NOT by the Holy Spirit is just the manifestation of man or the enemy! Why are the manifestations of the Holy Spirit ridiculed in the visible church? This is a great mystery! We might be embolden to say that there is NO authorized church system that does not accept the sovereignty of the Holy Spirit in the total operation and sanctification of the church.

If the Apostles are sent out by the Holy Spirit and then forbidden to go certain places by the Holy Spirit, it simply means that He not only communicates with the church but is Sovereign over the work. If Jesus was dependent upon the Holy Spirit to be led into various situations and do certain ministry, healing and miracles, why would we think we can function independently of Him? The “church” has experienced all kinds of bondage where the Holy Spirit would have brought liberty. However, in their ignorance, some say the Holy Spirit brings law and bondage into the church system. Of course it is true that The Holy Spirit enforces the Laws of the Kingdom but these bring liberty rather than bondage. How is that possible? The Laws of the Kingdom are Laws of Life. The laws of man in the church always bring bondage or at least lack of the freedom to be led by the Holy Spirit and limit the manifestation of the Spirit. The Laws of the Kingdom are set against the fleshly activity in the church while the laws of man try to control the flesh and contribute to its activity.

There is another ignorance manifest today where people are gathering in a “upper room” waiting, praying, seeking, longing, crying, interceding and pleading with God to pour out His Spirit in a new Pentecost.

John 14:16 “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;

The Holy Spirit has never left because this is His dispensation! If we just gave the Holy Spirit His God given position of Sovereignty in the church we wouldn’t need to plead with God for a new Pentecost. “Pentecost” would be in our midst working His sovereign and eternal work. Since we are currently living in the dispensation of the Holy Spirit and we are also living in the dispensation {an order of things or a particular arrangement} of the Kingdom of God, it should be clear that we cannot have one without the other. The administration of the Interior Kingdom is the responsibility of the Holy Spirit whom has come to dwell in us to lead us, teach us, reveal Truth, discipline us and to cause us to live by the laws of the Kingdom.

If the “church” is ever going to come to maturity, it will be because the Holy Spirit was permitted to manifest His eternal work in the church. Some men have assumed the leadership and sovereignty over the church in each generation for the last 1600 years and the mess we see today is the evidence of man’s handiwork. Certain men today, as in each generation, have assumed leadership over the church to rule as lords rather than as servants of the Holy Spirit. They have appointed ministries and established Popes, Bishops, Apostles and Prophets and various other titles for function as if they were the heads over the church. Of course each church needs leaders to make decisions in the church and this is ordained by God. However, the Holy Spirit is ALWAYS Sovereign in the church over the leaders. It is when the “leaders” operate independently of the Holy Spirit that the church is no longer the Church Christ is building. The result is the visible church that men are building.

It is evident among certain leaders that they are faithful to “study the truth of the Spirit” without submitting to the “Spirit of Truth who can lead into all Truth.” Consequently they establish a “doctrine of truth” as letter that doesn’t agree with the Spirit of Truth which is Life. Their doctrine of the Holy Spirit permits them to ignore the Life, Teaching and Guidance of the Holy Spirit in the function of the church. The result is a “church” that is neither salt nor light and becomes good for nothing.

It is my opinion that the New Covenant only applies to the new inner man, the new creation species, and not the old creation. The Old Covenant was assigned to the dirt man of the genealogy and species of first Adam. It was administrated by dirt men through and priesthood after the order of Aaron. The New Covenant applies to the new creation and to the genealogy of Christ. It is administrated by a Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek. The New Covenant begins with Calvary but could not be fully established until Pentecost. Therefore, it is the Holy Spirit that imparts the sperma that creates the embryo of the new inner man. This is when the new creation man is born again, but into a new and entirely different species, by the Living and Abiding Word of God. Growth from embryo to the new inner man is now possible but NOT guaranteed. Many never grow up into Christ, to His measure and to His stature, neither are they conformed to His character or image and likeness.

Until the Holy Spirit is received and free to complete His eternal work in the believer, the believer is limited to the first, natural birth into the dirt species of first Adam. Unless the Holy Spirit is free to infuse the Divine Sperma into the believer, even the birth of the inner man is prevented. Nevertheless, the “dirt minister” can have the believers say certain words and then assure them they are “saved” even if no spiritual conception took place.

The point I am making is that EVERY aspect of our salvation, calling, choosing, sanctification and perfection is dependent upon the Holy Spirit. How do we know that? By reading and applying about 50 of these scriptures that confirm the work of the Holy Spirit.

2Thes 2:13 But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

Let us suppose that there was a group that was willing and able to give the Holy Spirit His rightful place in each individual life personally and also in the corporate group. What would be the outcome in the church today ? Probably much more dynamic than the Book of Acts. Why? Because, communication is much more universally available and more believers would hear and respond. Even with just the “down payment” measure of the Holy Spirit in the Charismatic Movement, evangelism and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit spread around the world very rapidly. Even as shallow as the Charismatic Movement was, there were signs, wonders and miracles reported around the earth.

Even if we understood the doctrine about the Sperma of God being essential to be born again, it is possible to be very clear about the doctrine and believe it with all our heart but still NOT be born again. Why? Because, it is possible that you can believe in the Sperma but never receive the Sperma. The same is true about the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. We may believe the doctrine with all our heart but neglect to receive Him as absolute teacher, Guide, leader into all truth and the Apostle (one who is sent) to our inner Life.

Constantly praying for the ever increasing power, revelation and understanding of spiritual things has not been profitable for me over these many years. Revelation is not an end in itself. I discovered that doing the will of God is intricately linked to revelation. That means revelation is given to support us and enable us to do the will of God and not just so we can preach a new message or reveal a deeper mystery.

For me it is no longer in doubt that in the next dimension there must be an absolute dependence upon the Trinity for revelation, guidance and ability in the Holy Place Life and Ministry. Since this IS the dispensation of the Holy Spirit, He is the one who dispenses all spiritual insight, anointing and ability. That Eternal Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek is the ONLY Priesthood that can function in the Holy Place dimension of Life and ministry. Therefore, clearly understanding that Melchizedek is the revelation AND experience of the Incarnation of the Holy Spirit, in the believer, is essential to ascending into the next restoration. The active indwelling of the Holy Spirit {Incarnation} is the next dimension of the Feast of Pentecost that has been neglected. We could say this; The indwelling of the Seven Spirits of God is the key to the fullness of the Priesthood after Order of Melchizedek and the God ordained manifestation of the Holy Spirit in the “Church that Christ is building.”

Since the scripture is clear that “spiritual things” cannot be discovered by natural means, only that which is by revelation of the Holy Spirit is helpful for Life and ministry. Why? Because spiritual things will always be hidden to the natural man. The natural man is totally incapable of functioning in any spiritual dimension! Why? God ordained it that way to bring man into total dependence upon God. Why? Because it is essential for man to fulfill the purpose of God.

Through trial and error I have learned that all preconceived ideas, plans, opinions, vague desires and assumptions concerning the Holy Place life and ministry generally result in error. Why? Because these earthly functions are the realm of the natural man. The true abode of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Christ, in this dispensation, is in the new creation inner man. That is in the new “God man” of Divine origin. God speaks NOW, in this dispensation, in the Inner Man, which means in the New Species Man. The Holy Spirit takes spiritual and eternal things from the Living and Abiding Word of God and reveals them to us. But why is this “revelation” limited to the new inner man and not revealed to the natural outward man? Adam is the source of the outward dirt man who has no ability to enter into the eternal realms or to hear words from that dimension.

This is why there is a valid outward ministry to the outward man. The Outer Court ministries are essential to minister truth to the intellect of the natural man. This “truth” should reveal to the natural man that God has no plans to help him or to make him a better natural man. God’s plan for the natural man is ONLY death and burial. The natural man must understand clearly that God will only accept life and ministry out of the resurrection Life of Last Adam. But didn’t God accept that “ministry” in the Old Covenant? Yes! But now we are granted the privilege of living in the New Covenant dispensation that moves beyond the natural realm of the dirt man.

While the Eternal Father designed and ordained both Covenants, the “man” who can function within the New Covenant is of a different species. But wasn’t God the “Father” and the creator of first Adam? Yes! But the first Adam was made from the dirt and became a natural man having the breath of God but not the Life. Life was available {in the Tree of Life- Zoe} but was never received so man was just flesh, continually.

When some of the powerful scriptures are interpreted from the dirt realm they are quickly made powerless. For Example; God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world. Did He chose the natural man or the new inner man in Christ? My point is this; Christ Jesus is of a different species, born from above, and, therefore, only the new species, who are born from above, can be “in Christ.” That certainly indicates that the old species of man cannot be a part of the body of Christ. The old species of man is commanded to be baptized into the death of Christ and to be buried in Baptism. The new embryo man then receives resurrection Life by the in-working of the Holy Spirit. That indicates that they are of a new species and born into the proper genealogy of Melchizedek and predestined to function in that Priesthood. Many will never become Priests after that Order because of defects. [Leviticus 21]

The fact that God created the animals, fish and birds before man does NOT indicate that man then evolved from them. Everything was created at the same time even if not on the same day. Man was uniquely man, created in God’s own image and likeness, from the very beginning and NEVER evolved from a lower form of life.

It that same way the new creation man NEVER evolved from the old creation man. The new creation man is of a totally different species that was born from God and NOT created by God in the same sense as first Adam. The first Adam was created from the dirt of earth. The Last Adam was born of the Divine Sperma. The actual difference between the first Adam and the Last Adam is monumental. They are of completely different species. The exact same comparison exists between the natural man, who lives mainly from the life of Adam, and the new inner man who lives only by the Zoe Life of God.

My theory, that applies to the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in the inner man, is this; The Holy Spirit works primarily through the new inner man and NOT by a strong anointing upon the dirt, Adam man. The anointing oil was not to be poured upon anyone’s flesh according to the type in the Old Covenant. The New Covenant, that is ministered by the Spirit, is not for the old natural man but is exclusively for the new inner man. If we connect the Holy Spirit exclusively to the new species man we will understand why the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement were so shallow! We also will understand why so much “prophesy” is just man “preaching” and why so much legalism still exists in the church. The old outward, natural man still needs laws because he cannot live by his old, breath life in the Spirit realm. We need NO laws in the Spirit realm when we live by His Life. I want to insert the contents of an recent Email to enforce this point.

This was written in response to an Email criticizing Madam Guyon who lived from 1648 to 1717 and lived most of her life in France during the protestant reformation. She and others from that period emphasized the inner life and an inner intimacy with God. This “doctrine” was in conflict with outward religion of that time. The church has been doctrine oriented for so long that if something does not meet their qualifications and confirm their doctrine it is rejected and declared a heresy.

While doctrines are the “standards” by which outward things are measured and we need them, as soon as we move into the LIFE dimension the “standards” are not the guiding light we need. To be guided and led by the Holy Spirit, as an internal government, is of a different dimension than outward doctrines.

For example; There was a real revival going on in Samaria and it would be doctrinally correct for Phillip to stay there where the action was. [ Acts 8] He was the instrument God used to start the revival so it seems right that he would become the leader to control and extend the revival. Nearly everyone would agree with that as “doctrine” but in the “LIFE” realm the Holy Spirit sent him to the desert where nothing was happening. He left the thousands to minister to one man, the eunuch! However, that “one man” quickly spread the gospel to North Africa and the revival spread to another continent. How? By doctrine or by Spirit and Life?

The “doctrine” corresponds well with the natural mind and is something that can be easily understood and taught. Doctrine can be systematized and categorized and everyone can agree upon it. The problem is that the doctrine has no LIFE in itself and therefore, becomes just “letter”. Doctrines are certainly necessary but they are more like the Law of Moses. They are guides for the natural man but are just “letter” [ a mechanical tool] but the New Covenant is by the Spirit and out of LIFE.

2Cor 3:5 Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, 6 who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. Doctrines are certainly not wrong and we all need them and I use them but we need to move from the doctrine realm into the LIFE realm. The guy that wrote the criticism of Madam Guyon was correct from the Outer Court dimension of natural light. It is certainly true that her doctrines do not seem correct. But. her writings are NOT ABOUT DOCTRINE but about inner Life! If that man had understood the realm of Spirit and LIFE he would not have criticized her. This reveals the great difficulty of moving people from the Outer Court dimension to the Lampstand dimension. That means from natural light to the LIGHT of the Seven Spirits of God. It has been the “doctrine oriented” churches that have always resisted the next move of God because they always found doctrines against it. Every restoration since Martin Luther has been resisted by the established churches.

Madam Guyon was sent to prison by a Catholic Bishop for her understanding of the inner life. This was during the time of the restoration initiated by Martin Luther and during the time of the Anabaptists and believer baptism. Why did God reveal the necessity of the inner Life at that time? Because that is the Divine Order of establishing the New Covenant priesthood and the Lampstand Church. The pure gold Lampstand is not a matter of doctrine but of character and Life.

It is very important that we do NOT abandon doctrine when we are sharing in outward meetings and with new believers. Even most old believers will evaluate what you say by their doctrine. This is why I prefer the small meetings with people who are looking for an inward reality and a genuine experience of His LIFE and His Spirit.

However, I must be very careful to hold ALL teaching within the limits of accepted doctrines in the group I am with because every group has their own set of doctrines. We must convince them about the inner Kingdom within the realm of their doctrine. If you listen carefully you will see this process in the Tabernacle study. Still, the goal is to open up the realm of the Holy Place Life and Ministry. The process is sometimes very slow. If we move too fast we will lose those who do not understand at first.

The giving of the Law at Mount Sinai explains the problem clearly. In Exodus 19 God called ALL His people up to the top of the Mountain to hear His voice, keep His covenant and obey. God said NOTHING to them about Law or sacrifices until they refused to go up the mountain. Doctrines are not necessary if we live in His Presence, hear and obey His voice!

Jer 7:21 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, “Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat flesh. 22 “For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices. 23 “But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you.’ 24 “Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward.

Both the Law and Doctrine applies to those who do not live in His presence, hear His voice, keep His covenant and obey. Obviously doctrines are very necessary to most of the church because they point these things out . However, even IF we preach doctrines, we still must Live by His Life! {End of the Email to Cuba}

My theme is the Manifestation of the Holy Spirit.

During the Charismatic Movement from 1970 until 1985 most ALL the conflicts and controversies were focused upon the “doctrine of tongues”, the “doctrine of gifts” and the “doctrine of the Holy Spirit.” Soon all these doctrines were replaced with the “doctrine of trans-local authority.” Charismatic ministers and teachers didn’t respect the territorial limits established by local churches. Therefore, church members from a local church began to attend these Charismatic meetings without approval of the denominations and permission of the local pastor. For that reason the Charismatic ministers were declared to be wolves among the sheep. The doctrine was this; Every traveling minister must get permission from the local ministers before he could hold a meeting in their territory. He at least must have a letter of invitation from a local church. This was how Billy Graham conducted his meetings, in cooperation with the local churches. These “doctrines” appeared very correct so the result was that I offended many local pastors, especially among the Mennonites and the Amish. I was called to appear before the council of Bishops and ministers in Holmes county twice. I attended these gatherings hoping to convince them of the validity of the ministry of the Holy Spirit in today’s churches. They would not listen even to the scriptures because they already had made up their minds and established the validity of their doctrines.

The actual fact is if the Charismatic minister sought permission to enter a district of local churches it was obvious they would object. In that case the Charismatic movement would have been stopped almost in the beginning. There would have been NO manifestation of the Spirit in those days. One of the great times of evangelism was during the Charismatic Movement and many souls made commitments to Christ during those 15 years.

What Have We Learned From That Period?

The natural man will always insist upon remaining in the natural state. He is only comfortable in the dirt realm from which he was taken. He is really suspicious of spiritual things and of things he cannot understand with the natural mind. The result of the “dirt man ministry” is that all church manifestations must be in the dirt realm and logical to the ordinary believer. Anything of the Spiritual dimension is considered as false doctrine and weird. NO manifestation of the Holy Spirit is acceptable in the church meeting regardless of what the scriptures say. Our doctrines render the scriptures of no effect because our doctrines were established by the leadership of the denomination and are non-negotiable.

During the Charismatic Renewal we discovered that the natural man could be taught how to “move in the gifts of the Spirit” but we always suspected that something was wrong. These “gifts” had the smell of fresh dirt. The Prophetic and Apostolic movement made exactly the same mistake. Now we understand that we cannot teach the natural man in the Outer Court dimension how to “ACT” like he is living in the Holy Place dimension. The Holy Place Life and ministry cannot be taught by man at all. As true believers begin to make the transition out of the Outer Court, natural light dimension, God begins to teach them by the “inner anointing.”

1John 2:27 And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.

This “inner teaching” is the training period for the Kingdom of Priests after the Order of Melchizedek. Let us remember Who Jesus said would dwell in us and teach us and lead us into all Truth.

This IS the manifestation of the Holy Spirit that IS the subject of this paper.