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#450–1D: Walking Through The Kingdom — The Earth Present Dimension Preparation

Identifying the Purpose of God for the Earth Dimension: In the Creation

The Kingdom Of God has always existed in Heaven and The Almighty God has been the Sovereign God over the Government of Heaven before time was. All of creation was formed out of His eternal Government and even the stars and time reflect His design and Government. The laws of gravity and the laws of mathematics are all part of His divine plan and reflect His government. The mystery of the Kingdom begins when it becomes obvious that God has predetermined that man would participate in this Eternal Government.

Dan 7:13 “I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him. 14 “And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations, and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed.

Dan 7:27 ‘Then the sovereignty, the dominion, and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.’

First the Lord Jesus Christ ascended and received the Dominion, Glory and a Kingdom. We should set this into the background that He is still the Man Christ Jesus who is now sitting upon the Throne in Heaven. He has been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, one of us has achieved the “goal” of Daniel’s prophesy which said this Son of Man that ascended into heaven in the clouds would receive Dominion, Glory and “A” Kingdom. This is wonderful, exciting and glorious just in itself.

However, when we understand that the Sovereignty, the Dominion, and the Greatness of all the kingdoms “UNDER” the whole heaven will be given to the saints of the Highest One, it casts shadows over our understanding of “heaven” and we strain to comprehend what that means. It is clear that our former understanding of heaven (of riding around on clouds and playing harps) was seriously flawed. Obviously, heaven will be a massive government over all three dimensions of “heaven.” It is obvious that the “kingdom of the saints” will not be over anything “in heaven” but just over “everything under heaven.” It is also obvious that this “Son of Man” will have “a” Kingdom that will be over all the “kingdom of the saints.” How do we know that? Because all the lessors kingdoms will serve and obey Him.

Now all this would just be academic and in the future tense if we didn’t understand this is all because of God’s Eternal Purpose. If God predetermined this fulfillment before the world was restored, it is certain that preparing for this eventual possibility is now our first priority. We would need to determine who these “saints” are and how they achieved this status. How did they qualify for this place in God’s Eternal Purpose?

Heb 2:5 For He did not subject to angels the world to come, concerning which we are speaking. 6 But one has testified somewhere, saying, “WHAT IS MAN, THAT THOU REMEMBEREST HIM? OR THE SON OF MAN, THAT THOU ART CONCERNED ABOUT HIM? :7 “THOU HAST MADE HIM FOR A LITTLE WHILE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS; THOU HAST CROWNED HIM WITH GLORY AND HONOR, AND HAST APPOINTED HIM OVER THE WORKS OF THY HANDS; :8 THOU HAST PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET.” For in subjecting all things to him, [That means to man] He left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him. [to man]

Heb 2:10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.

From this we learn that there will be a future “world” that will come after this world passes away. God has already pre-determined that He will not put the angels in charge of that “world system” but God has predestined man to oversee the government of that new system. It is clear that the “prototype man; the Lord Jesus Christ” is that predestined man. The ones who reign with Him will attain to that place which is called “bringing many sons to glory.” For that very reason, God has “predestined man” to be conformed to the image of His Son and to grow up in all things into Him, who is the Head over a completely new species of men who are in preparation for this Government in eternity. To suggest that NO preparation is needed to sit with Him is ignorant. If “everybody will rule” as some say, whom will they rule over?

Act 4:28 to do whatever Thy hand and Thy purpose predestined to occur.

Rom 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren;

Rom 8:30 and whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

1Co 2:6 Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; 7 but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God predestined before the ages to our glory; 8 the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;

Eph 1:4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love :5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Eph 1:10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fulness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things upon the earth. In Him 11 also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,

Since the visible church has focused upon and made redemption the single goal of the Christian Life, “predestination” has just been applied to redemption and interpreted as “some are predestined to be saved and others predestined to be lost.” This is not what “predestination” is about at all.

It is clear that we have been “predestined” to His Eternal Purpose. In the man-centered church, redemption then has been applied only to the Cross of Calvary and the sacrifice of the Son of God, therefore, no other experience is necessary. For that reason doing the will of God and the Eternal Purpose of God has just been applied to forgiveness of sins. This has limited the church to the first basic experience and made Calvary the goal. Once your sins are forgiven you can just sit down and enjoy your salvation and wait until Jesus comes to take you away so you can sit on the Throne with Him. With “forgiveness of sins” you have escaped hell and made heaven your home for eternity.

However, even though the visible church has focused upon the “sin offering”, it is obvious the other four offerings have been ignored. The other offerings and their details have been overlooked as some Old Covenant requirements that are irrelevant for us. However, if we say that the “sin offering” is also irrelevant, we are assured that Christ IS our “sin offering.” If we reveal that many of these offerings has both God’s part AND our part many think we are trying to bring them back under the Law. Any other experience that is suggested, because it is seen in scripture, is related to “just works” that will never “save you.” This includes the other sacrifices and the other five Outer Court experiences. It appears that many only see the “sin offering” at the Bronze Altar as relevant for us because our only great need is forgiveness of sins. This is the gospel that begins in Genesis three.

However, when we begin our gospel in the Heart of God, before the foundation of the world, we understand that everything God did was to fulfill a longing and a need He had. Then we understand that when God restored the earth, that had been destroyed by being sunk into the waters, and then created man to inhabit the earth, it was according to His Eternal Purpose. Man was created to fulfill God’s Purpose. It was NOT just so man could exist, be saved and enjoy heaven forever.

Whenever we add God’s Eternal Purpose into the restoration of the earth, it changes the whole vision of creation from being focused upon man, his fall and his blessing, to focusing upon man’s responsibility to consecrate himself to fulfill God’s Eternal Purpose.

It has been suggested that God was lonely up there in that big heaven so He created man in order to have someone just for fellowship. Therefore, fellowship is the purpose of God. Others have suggested that there were only angels up there to praise and worship God day and night and He wanted more worship and praise from someone He had “saved from hell.” The angels couldn’t fulfill that position. Therefore, the purpose of God is to create worshipers.

All this confusion could be avoided if we would just read the scriptures. God was going to create and then prepare man for the Government of the world yet to come. The “dirt men” who were born after the first Adam were certainly not reliable or of the character that God needed to put into the Eternal Government of the next creation. 6000 years of history has certainly revealed to man that God could never trust “the world to come” to the species of man that descended from first Adam. This understanding should reveal that God would need an entirely different species of man for that new creation, the Tabernacle of God!

In the foreknowledge of God, He knew the only way to achieve His Eternal Purpose was that the Eternal, Living and Abiding Word of God would need to become flesh and begin a completely new species of man upon this earth who could fulfill His Purpose. These “new species” persons would need to be born from above, from the very “sperma” of God and be the actual Son’s of God. He would first need a “prototype Man” who would complete His Purpose and set the example for “His Manifested Sons of God.” God could not destroy this present earth and restore creation to its former glory until His Manifested Sons were revealed. Therefore, all of creation is still subjected to corruption and must wait for that glorious day when the “Sons of God are revealed.”

It is already revealed that this current or “first” heaven and this “first” earth will pass away and then He will make a brand new heaven and a brand new earth. This is the world that is to come! God is preparing an Eternal Government for that creation. That Government is called the Kingdom of God. In the world yet to come “The Tabernacle of God” will then be established as the only reality. This “Tabernacle” is made up of the New Earth, the New Heaven and the New Jerusalem, where God dwells.

The New Kingdom Government is called Mount Zion, the New Jerusalem, the Overcomers, the Bondservants, the Bride, the Kingdom of Priests after the Order of Melchizedek, the Manifested Sons, the Sons of the High Priest, The Throne OF God, The Tabernacle Of David, The Tabernacle Of God, or The Most Holy Place. Each of these “metaphors” explain one viewpoint of God’s Eternal Purpose. In each “metaphor” there is an element of “perfection.” Therefore, if we are going to be the persons who will fulfill God’s Purpose, going on to perfection is NOT an option. Growing up into the unity of the faith, and of the [epignosis-full or true] knowledge of the Son of God, to one mature man,(Christ Jesus) to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of Christ is not an option. That is our basic preparation for the Kingdom Government of God. This is the reason a new species of man was introduced to this earth at Calvary. The “Prototype Man”, Jesus, is our example of what God requires for His Eternal Government, to rule over the next creation, the world to come. Jesus was the first Manifested Son of God but now His purpose is to bring many sons to that same glory.

In other words, the Incarnation was NOT just designed for our redemption but in order to fulfill God’s Eternal Purpose to have a different species of men who have the potential to rule over the worlds yet to come. In this process of the Incarnation, man could be redeemed so now he could fulfill the purpose of God and the very reason he was created.

If this seems unreasonable and an affront to the Gospel of Grace, it would be well to reconsider the Gospel of the Kingdom as the real gospel.

If it has become obvious that I didn’t focus upon Calvary and man’s redemption, it was intended. Why? So we could focus upon God’s Eternal Purpose that He purposed before the foundation of the world. Calvary then was necessary to redeem fallen man so he could begin the arduous preparation necessary for him to take his predestined place in God’s Eternal Purpose and to rule over the “world yet to come.” God cannot use priests like Eli or kings like Saul in that government. They could not be changed from what they were but God has prepared something better for us through Christ. He has made us to be of a different species that can grow up into Christ. Why? Because we were both birthed by the same Father and by the exact same sperma, the Living and Abiding Word of God!

Since both our life and our destiny is in the sperma, permitting the sperma to develop until Christ is formed in us is our first and greatest priority. This does not require a great intellect or to be special persons with name or fame or with titles or positions of authority. It just requires that we feed the sperma, provide a friendly atmosphere and supply a conducive environment for it to survive. When it develops into Christ being formed in us, (Christ in us) we can then submit to our inner life and give it dominion and accept its guidance to take us into God’s Purpose. This is NOT complicated and anyone can do it. The “mature sperma” wants to return to its source in the Kingdom of Heaven. That IS God’s grace.

Out theme is “Walking Through The Kingdom” in this particular place of preparation and in this earth dimension. The Kingdom is not like Disney Land where we can visit and enjoy its exciting atmosphere and then return to the routine of every day life. Once you find its treasure, nothing else will ever satisfy. Its “sperma” is like leaven that once it is received, it begins to work until it takes over your whole life and activity.

If the sperma can survive in this “earth church system,” it will grow into a tremendous future fulfillment in the “world yet to come.” Our responsibility is to find a conducive spiritual atmosphere where the sperma can be fed, nurtured, developed and helped to grow. A hostile and toxic place should be avoided. Spiritual abuse should be instantly rejected. Why? Because that will hinder the sperma from developing. Retarded ministry is lethal to the new life. Seek a place where the sperma is developing in a corporate group and where most people just live to do the will of God. The sperma has enough enemies to hinder its growth so don’t subject it to a hostile atmosphere. If the atmosphere is hostile, the first priority is to fix it. Spirit and Truth worship that results in obedience to the Living Word is conducive to the Life of the Sperma. Even if the Outer Atmosphere is toxic, the Inner Life (womb) must be in peace. Staying Full of the Holy Spirit creates a wonderful atmosphere for the sperma to grow. Of course for the new inner man to eat His flesh and drink His blood is the very best food for the new species. This supplies an abundance of Life to the Embryo or the new creation inner man.

The Prototype Son was THE “MANIFESTED SON” for 3 ½ years! Therefore, we have an adequate example for us to formulate a pattern of what a manifested son looks and acts like. We also have a clear pattern of ministry and a manifested consecration to do the whole will of God.

This pattern clearly eliminates all casual believers who have no interest in growing up to fulfill God’s purpose in this generation. This vomiting out the lukewarm is what infuriates the super grace groups who only want the security of believing something about Jesus and forgiveness of sins. Since Jesus ministered as “the Son Of Man” it is clear that the fall of man in genesis 3 never altered God’s purpose in the least. It made redemption necessary but it never changed God’s Eternal Plan. We have been predestined to fulfill God’s Eternal Purpose. Of course we must begin as a completely new species and therefore, we must have these different births to grow up into manifested / visible / revealed sons. Why is this essential? Because God is preparing SONS to rule over the world yet to come.

But now God has brought forth another dimension. That “calling” is for a Kingdom of Priests after the order of Melchizedek. This Kingdom of Priests will also be “bondservants” who will see His face. These “Bondservants” will reside on Mount Zion, in the City of the Living God.

All these different metaphors describe for us some aspect of our need for both consecration and for preparation to fulfill God’s Purpose and to rule over the world yet to come. Of course ALL these metaphors reveal that all this is beyond the ability of the old species after Adam or the priesthood after the order of Aaron or kings like ruled Israel in the Old Covenant.

These “bondservants” ( and each of these other metaphors) must be a blending of the human with the Divine. This is the “new species” which began when the Living and Abiding Word of God came as Sperma into the “human species” to form a totally new and different kind of man. In other words, the Seed (sperma) of the Kingdom must take root in this “human dirt species” and grow until it produces the fruit of the Kingdom.

Mat 21:43 “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and be given to a nation producing the fruit of it.

Producing the “fruit of the Kingdom” is not an option if we are going to inherit the Kingdom and function in the “world yet to come” as a Kingdom of Priests. Being included with those who “overcome” is also NOT an option. Becoming a “bondservant” is NOT an option if we intend to see His face and reign with Him forever.

Rev 22:3 And there shall no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His bond-servants shall serve Him; 22:4 and they shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. 5 And there shall no longer be any night; and they shall not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God shall illumine them; and they shall reign forever and ever.

Obviously, the bondservants are also manifested sons and a Kingdom of Priests, the bride, the overcomers, etc.

When our vision is just for the church in this “time dimension” it obviously is too narrow and too shallow to reach into the many dimensions of the “world yet to come.” God’s Eternal Purpose reaches far into the “eternity yet to come”; the dimension of the next creation. While we don’t know much about that dimension it is clear that it will certainly include the Tabernacle of God which includes the New Jerusalem, The New Heaven and the New Earth.

This tremendous calling and purpose was already determined and predestined to be summed up in Christ before the foundation of the present world. Therefore, this creation was designed to prepare man to come to the necessary perfection to function in the world yet to come. If we stupidly ignore this wonderful calling, we will cut ourselves off from the Eternal Purpose of God that was predestined for us in Christ Jesus.

All this “fulfillment” was hidden within the heart of God during the past generations but now has been made known by the appearing of Jesus Christ.

2Tim 1:9 who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity, 10 but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher.

Col 1:25 Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, :26 that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations; but has now been manifested to His saints, 27 to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Col 1:28 And we proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ. :29 And for this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.

Over the years I have meditated much on this mystery of the church coming to perfection and being the manifestation of Christ to the world. I have been grieved over both my own condition and the condition of the church system that has made no lasting impression upon the world system.

John 17:21 that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send Me.

Of course, as far as church history is concerned, there never has been a time when this “manifestation of the church” has been recorded. In fact the very opposite is recorded. Are we just waiting for the “manifestation of the Sons of God” so the world will finally believe? It appears that will be too late for the world to repent. “Oneness” within the church system that we know, appears to be a greater miracle than crossing the Red Sea. We may wonder why the visible church got stuck at the redemption provided by the Sacrifice of Calvary. My guess is that it is because only one kind of salvation is recognized as necessary for the total restoration of man to fulfill God’s Eternal Purpose. These several sacrifices and then the sacrifices within the sacrifices all point to much more than one problem that man has in addition to “sins.” There is also the “sin” problem and the ignorance of God’s purpose problem. There is the “lawlessness problem.” The fallen life-style problem along with all the many problems listed in Romans 1 and Romans 3 must be solved. In other words there is more than one problem so there must be more than one solution. Does that mean there is more than one aspect of salvation? That is my opinion. It is obvious that salvation is a progression of events where God changes us from what we are to what we must become to fulfill God’s plan for the world yet to come.

Col 1:28 And we proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ. 29 And for this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.

If “salvation” was complete when we believe in the sacrifice of Calvary and have our sins forgiven, what was Paul so concerned about for the church? Is “eternal salvation” in Hebrews 5:8 different from our primary salvation through forgiveness of sins?

Heb 5:8 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered. 9 And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,

Is the ‘eternal life” of Romans 6:22 different from the eternal life we receive when we believe?

1Peter 1:5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation

ready to be revealed in the last time.

Is the Blood of Calvary different from the Blood sprinkled for obedience? Is obedience necessary? These are questions seldom confronted or explained by the “one salvation for all time” doctrine.

1 Pet 1:1 ----who are chosen 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in fullest measure.

Is the “sprinkled blood” relevant for us and is obedience necessary? If it is then this “gospel of grace” needs modifying to include obedience. Maybe the “grace” is given so we can obey Jesus Christ and come within the Government of the Kingdom of God. Maybe the grace is given so we won’t need to be lawless or lukewarm. Paul received the “grace” to minister the gospel of God, not to cover over his lack of concern. “Grace” is an ability to serve God through many difficult situations. To infer that because of the grace of God no demand is placed upon me is far too shallow for the Kingdom message.

1Cor 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

Each of us has been allotted time in our stay on earth in this dimension to prepare for the Tabernacle of God and that time which is yet to come. This is what we are referring to as “Walking Through The Kingdom” in this time period and in this earth dimension. If we fail to “see” {receive revelation} into this dimension, there is no reason to begin or to consecrate ourselves to prepare for this next dimension of creation. The false understanding that this earth and the present heaven is the end of all things has done nothing to help people prepare for the world yet to come. When we finally recognize the three heavens or the three parts of the final heaven, the Tabernacle of God, the statement about “going to heaven someday” loses its meaning!

Until we actually begin in revelation, conviction, and inner seeing we can never move forward into a “progressing revelation.” Each “revelation” requires that we make a continuous adjustment in our life to participate in the revelation. It appears that no further revelation or understanding is possible until we make an adjustment in our life. In other words a continuous revelation requires a continuous adjustment in our lives in order to experience the revelation as a change of life, vision and purpose.

Whenever there is an “inward vision” there will be a new opportunity to fulfill that vision. It seems reasonable that an inward vision should reveal an outward opportunity to fulfill that vision.

Gal 1:15 But when He who had set me apart, even from my mother’s womb, and called me through His grace, was pleased 16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood, 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus.

Act 26:19 “Consequently, King Agrippa, I did not prove disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but kept declaring both to those of Damascus first, and also at Jerusalem and then throughout all the region of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds appropriate to repentance.

The point I am making is this; Just because we say the words “eternal purpose” or “the Kingdom” doesn’t mean we “see” or have a “revelation” of what that means. Some use these terms just to use God or a doctrine for their own purposes and not so they can fulfill God’s eternal purpose. “Inward vision” should result in an inner adjustment from self-center to a new God / Purpose / Kingdom center.

Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise; 10 for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

It is clear that Abraham had no sense of “escaping” from Ur of the Chaldeans” but he was called out as part of God’s eternal purpose. His “vision” was of a different kind of city whose builder and maker is God. Abraham left Ur not for escape but for purpose. People who hold to an escape mentality seldom can move into a fulfillment mentality.

But what if it was Abraham that turned into a pillar of salt rather than Lot’s wife? All of history would have been changed. His “vision” kept him on track.

In this recent trip it was clear that those who have no forward vision can receive no forward revelation. In this case there is always a desire to return to the last revelation they had. It seems that a forward revelation is necessary before any can move forward in their experience.

Heb 11:15 And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.

Abraham’s continuous consecration permitted him to “see” forward into a greater and greater fulfillment. Lot’s wife demonstrated that looking back at the escape rather than forward to fulfillment was a disaster. This is a current problem in the church; looking only back at Calvary rather that forward to our fulfillment of God’s purpose.

2Tim 1:9 who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,

God “saved us” and at that same time “called us” to fulfill His own purpose. Always looking back, prevents us from fulfilling our call into God’s purpose. “Walking through the Kingdom” will require a continuous forward vision toward fulfillment rather than just focusing upon the escape.

For the new inner man to be forced to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and just from information, facts and dry doctrines is a tremendous disservice to the church and a basic reason for the immaturity of the believers. It seems that leading the believers to the Tree of Life is the greatest priority for the ministry today. Establishing a forward vision upon fulfillment is a great priority today. The “deadness” of a backward vision was recently demonstrated to us visibly. The reason for the “deadness” was not immediately clear until we heard the vision of the leadership, which was backward and not forward. The backward vision of Lot’s wife immediately came to mind.

It seems that in every generation we repeat the same mistake as the first species made which is to prefer the wrong tree to eat from. The “new species” that was born from above must very quickly come into a vital “life union” with the “source of his new life” if he is to go on to become a “manifested son of God.” It may be that this “life union with God” will cause us to always choose the ways of God and to reject the ways of fallen man. That means to NOT follow the ways of the first Adam. The quicker we can separate ourselves from our genealogy to Adam the better chance we have of following the ways of God.

Each of these Outer Court experiences have a definite purpose in preparing us to “Walk Through The Kingdom” in this earth dimension. It is very sad to see people who have been “believers” for many, many years that have not even moved to the second experience toward God’s purpose. “Repent and be baptized” has just become another option rather than a commandment. Why? Because there is only a thought “to escape” and no thought toward “fulfillment.” There is no forward vision of fulfilling God’s Eternal Purpose but just to a backward vision of forgiveness of sins. The backward glance prevents a forward advancement. Thank God for “forgiveness of sins” but this is just the first step toward fulfilling God’s purpose. We do NOT depreciate Calvary by looking forward toward God’s purpose in saving us. We fulfill that purpose.

The correlation between the “babe in Christ” to the first Adam is too clear to ignore. Both were completely pure in their origination but completely untried in their life and purpose. Both are faced with a choice. It is the ministry’s responsibility to help the new believer to make the proper choice so he can grow up and make his own decisions. Just to leave the new believer to the deception and temptation of the devil is the picture we need to get from Genesis 3. The first Adam was on his own to decide these things but now God has set ministries in the church to guide the new species into the Life of God. Unfortunately, the new believer is often left alone because the “ministry” is too busy to guide them. Too often it is the ministry that guides them to the wrong tree. Even today “the Adam ministry” is still gravitating toward the tree of knowledge and ignoring the Tree of Life.

Repent, believe, be baptized, receive the Holy Spirit and present your body as a living sacrifice is something that can happen in one day and need not be delayed for several years. This “delay” has crippled the church everywhere it is practiced. The reason for this is not so clear but we are attributing it to lack of forward vision. Always a backward glace at Calvary, as a finished work for the world yet to come, seems to be the serious error.

For the church to come to full maturity it should be very careful about knowledge, information and preaching facts type of meetings. Some of this may be necessary but the “fact” is that the letter always kills but the Spirit gives Life. This will require a radical change in this “earth church system.” Just informing the natural man about religious things is producing nothing helpful in fulfilling God’s purpose for the church or for the believer. In my opinion the greatest deliverance needed today is deliverance from a “fallen church system” that is not bringing the church to perfection or even producing a people whose vision is to fulfill God’s purpose in them in this dispensation. Until God’s purpose can be fulfilled “in them” there is little reason to believe that God’s Purpose will ever be fulfilled “through them.”

I have made every attempt to avoid any negative connotations but to those who “see” the current church system as working wonderfully to fulfill God’s Purpose, it will certainly sound negative. Just focusing upon redemption and ignoring God’s Purpose is a serious mistake that has kept thousands of believers from moving into the next dimension of the Kingdom of God.