#452 The Kingdom: The New Covenant Provision and the Life / Person of Christ Within.
The mystery of the Living and Abiding Word of God along with the Holy Spirit dwelling and walking in man must now be forcefully revealed as the essential nature of the next restoration. Until this is our actual experience none of the other six foundational experiences can be of any benefit. All other foundational benefits build upon this essential beginning. Of course this sounds ridiculous because most Christians think they know what all these other foundations really mean.
I am referring to Repentance from dead works, Faith / Born Again experience ( not doctrine) , Laying aside the old garments / Old manner of life, Water Baptism that has several actual experiences and benefits, Putting on the New Garments / Being clothed with Christ, A Baptism in the Holy Spirit that results in much more than just speaking in Tongues, and a genuine Consecration Offering that changes our life and vision and our ability to understand the invisible things. Of course part of the Consecration Offering is passing through the traumatic revelations of the Second Veil, the Veil of Truth / Reality.
It is for that reason that I insist that the New Inner Man, that is the New Species of man, that inner man that is born of God should certainly be the predominate message of the present time. Why? Simply because this existing “gospel of grace / salvation” has been based upon saying certain words or believing a certain doctrine but many times never results in a New Inner Man that has been born of God. In so many cases NO New Creation Man has been conceived and therefore, no true Christianity has resulted. Also because a Mature New Inner Man is the basic experience necessary to participate in the Holy Place Life and Ministry which I believe is the next restoration. My thesis is that each of these seven Outer Court experiences are essential just to make the transition from the Natural Light of the Outer Court to the Exclusive Illumination of the Seven Spirits of God in the Holy Place Life and Ministry.
This New Inner Man has been the foundation of the Christian Life since three days after Calvary and the Sacrifice of Jesus. It was after the resurrection that the New Species Man became possible for us! This new inner man has only existed upon this earth as the new Genesis man after the order of the Last Adam. It is through the total provision of the New Covenant as our actual experience which activates and supports the new inner man. The “Donner Sperma” to create this new species of man came as the Living and Abiding Word of God and is delivered by the Holy Spirit. This is clearly seen in the Prototype Man, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy offspring shall be called the Son of God.
The visible church, in general, has arrived at a brick wall (the Second Veil) which cannot be penetrated by Sunday messages and new programs or another earthly emphasis. The reproduction of Christ in us by a true conception by the infused Sperma of God is the real answer to the apathy found in the modern church. In MOST visible churches even the basic foundational experiences have been severely neglected and some have never been experienced. The true “Sperma” coming to full maturity in us (Christ in us) is the correction needed to reverse the failure to come to perfection (maturity) within the visible church. After that the basic foundations MUST be experientially real.
2Co 6:16 -- For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
This “TREASURE” which is hidden in the earthen vessels (or tents) MUST become the major focus very soon or the dullness of the church services will continue to drive people away. Music has appeared to have taken the place of revelation and anointed teaching / preaching. The present apathy that is seen everywhere is the visible manifestation of the natural, carnal, earthly, outer man, the Adam man! This “natural man” is where the past effort and emphasis of the visible church has been placed and encouraging the natural man to participate in the church has been a miserable failure. This is what we call “Trying to get Adam “saved” and teaching him to act like a Christian.” God’s ONLY plan for Adam is death and burial. Only the new creation man can possibly become a Christian.
Building with the natural man is ONLY building with wood, hay and straw which is a big waste of time, effort and resources. Those who spend their life building with material that God rejects are wasting their time and ultimately their life’s work.
The ignorance of the tremendous provision God has made available to the New Covenant believer is astounding. The ignorance of the new inner man VS the old outer man is universal and this lack of understanding of the new species of man, who after Christ is created in the image of God, is scandalous. It is little wonder that the church has stopped advancing into the purpose of God because God has placed His intension, eternal purpose and our destiny fully within the new creation inner man!
This emphasis of trying to fill the pews with anybody who will acknowledge our doctrines about Jesus has done tremendous damage to the visible church. For that reason the visible church is no longer respected as influential in society. It is certain that this is NOT the church He is building. It is certain that getting excited about the number of old creation mankind in the pews, who are destined to death and burial, has produced NOTHING eternal and brought shame to the ministries.
The emphasis of the unenlightened visible church upon trying to get the outer man “saved” and happy and involved in church work is total ignorance of God’s standard of Christianity or of God’s Eternal Purpose. Earthly man being built into a wood, hay and straw framework is certainly failing. The “treasure” is ignored because it is in the invisible realm. If it can’t be seen it must not be important. My thesis is this; Once the treasure is discovered no price will be too much to pay to uncover it and develop it. Trying to manifest what is not there as our actual experience has been the focus of outward / natural / intellectual / appointed by men ministries.
2Co 4:6 For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves;
2 Cor 4:8 we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. :11 For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
2Co 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
This would be a really strange message to hear in the modern church if it was presented as real LIFE experience. Without this revelation of the invisible realms any hardship will be totally misunderstood and the eternal weight of glory will remain another distant mystery. The result is that the temporal things will continue to rule over our lives and motivate the visible church into mediocrity. Until the “ One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ” is truly manifested as an inner reality this essential quality will remain just another Christian cliche. Some will just teach it as a doctrine that is true but now is just a cliche because it is beyond our actual experience.
When we study the scriptures pertaining to this new inner,(the new creation man), it becomes clear that this is where God has placed His emphasis and purpose. The new inner man is where we must place our hope of glory and NOT in the old creation outer man. This “CHRIST IN YOU” is where we must place our hope of fulfillment and our eternal destiny. This “Christ in you” is the Living and Abiding Word of God by which we are exclusively born again. No other method can be fully trusted and the current method of “evangelism” is ineffective and in many cases men’s eternal destiny is jeopardized because no genuine born again reality is experienced. The “just believe” doctrine has vaccinated too many against the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and the real “inner man” salvation.
It is nearly exclusive that God speaks in the new creation inner man and not in the natural ears of the outer man. What we see within the invisible realms and what we hear from those realms are both seen and heard from within this new species of man who is designed to function in this invisible realm. Why? Because he is the only one that has the capacity to function in those realms. The contact with these invisible realms is through the “Receptor” that is built into the new inner man. This is a term I created to identify the reality of seeing, hearing and receiving from that realm. The natural man is not equipped with this “receptor” and therefore cannot function ( see, hear or understand) in these invisible realms.
When the new inner man has grown and his new senses developed, a new ability permits seeing and hearing in that dimension. I am calling this new found ability the “receptor.” This seeing, hearing and understanding in that invisible realm is as normal and clear as seeing and hearing in the present visible realm of earth. A much more accurate word of prophesy comes from that realm. Preaching the real, pure, now, Word of God is from that “eternal” realm within. In my opinion, this is the source of the message that is so lacking in the church today.
1Co 2:9 but just as it is written, “THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.” 10 For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.
1Co 2:11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God, 13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
1Co 2:14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. 15 But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no man. 16 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE SHOULD INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.
This is certainly speaking about these invisible realms beyond any natural capacity to see or hear! None of these “blessings” can possibly be received by the natural man or even be perceived by him. Is it really possible “to know the thoughts of God?” NEVER to the natural man! This realm of the “Mind of Christ” is in the new inner man so that when the inner man has grown and been developed we can see, hear and know things that there is NO OTHER WAY of knowing. These things are known and revealed through the Spirit but NOT to the natural man!
These things labeled as “Spirit” have been freely preached in the Pentecostal and Charismatic churches. However, the realm in which the Holy Spirit speaks has been severely neglected. The actual, real, and eternal things that have been freely given to us can ONLY be known in that realm of the new creation man. This IS the realm where the Living and Abiding Word of God AND the Holy Spirit dwells in us and speaks in us under the New Covenant provision. The new inner man (the new creation man), is created within the exact same order of the Last Adam. He was and is of a new and entirely different species than the old or first Adam. In the New Covenant the outer man should be just an “earthen vessel” that contains this heavenly treasure. It is in this inner and invisible location that this “receptor” has the ability of communication with the Divine realm where the new man exists and functions. If this “receptor” is not working we need to discover the reason why.
2Co 13:3 since you are seeking for proof of the Christ who speaks in me, and who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you.
1Co 7:10 But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband
1Co 7:12 But to the rest I say, not the Lord, that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, let him not send her away.
Paul seemed to be well aware of the Christ, the Living and Abiding Word of God, that was speaking in him. He also was aware when it was just Paul speaking. My understanding is this; This inner communication is the normal Christian life, that came to us through the New Covenant, and should be experienced by every true Christian whom has developed his new inner man until this “receptor” works consistently.
It seems evident that ALL New Covenant Ministry of the Spirit must function within that realm of speaking out from the new inner man by “words” given by the Living Word of God. The “inner anointing” upon this “Living Word” is what produces Spirit and Life messages that carry revelation and present Truth.
I will be very bold to say this IS the real ministry of the Spirit that will be manifested in the Holy Place Life and Ministry. The fulness of the illumination of the Seven Spirits of God and the ingesting of the Showbread will erupt into the real ministry and the functioning Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek. It is out of this “primary priesthood” that the real “fivefold ministries” function. This will certainly make this current priesthood after the order of Aaron ( the natural man using natural methods and trying harder in the Romans 7 flesh mode) obsolete. The difference between the intellectual and natural emphasis in ministry and the Ministry of the Spirit will be so remarkable and distinctive that it will be unmistakable. This “next move” must NOT be just another revival but a true restoration of all things spoken by the prophets.
Act 3:19 “Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; 20 and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, 21 whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.
The Prototype Man, Jesus Christ, spoke out from the Word of God (and Life) that which He heard the Father say in this other, invisible, inner realm of the New Inner Man.
John 14:10 “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works.
The Sperma, by which He was conceived in the womb of Mary, was the Word of God, the Spirit of the Eternal Christ! When that “seed” came to full maturity (harvest state) it IS the Living and Abiding Word of God. Each “seed” produces after its own kind.
Rev 19:12 And His eyes are a flame of fire, and upon His head are many diadems; and He has a name written upon Him which no one knows except Himself. 13 And He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood; and His name is called The Word of God.
Rev 19:16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
Now, The Man, Christ Jesus, is our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek and the King of all other kings and Lord of all other lords. The Sperma or seed that was planted in Mary’s womb has now come to harvest stage of full maturity. His Sons, the sons of the High Priest, will also be birthed by the same Sperma and be born again by the Living and Abiding Word of God and also come to full maturity so they can be joined to the Word of God as full sons. They will be the kings and the lords of the world yet to come! However, their kingdom will be UNDER the Kingdoms of the whole heaven.
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.’
Heb 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, a tribe with reference to which Moses spoke nothing concerning priests. 15 And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek, 16 who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.
Melchizedek is the Eternal Priest Of God and can ONLY be the Holy Spirit who appeared in bodily form to Abraham. However, now ANOTHER Priest has arose who has come from the tribe of Judah but was born of God so is of another species from the priesthood of Aaron.
Heb 5:1 For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins; :2 he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness;
Now there are TWO High Priests. One who is God, the Holy Spirit and one who is Man, the Lord Jesus Christ. Every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God,
Heb 5:5 So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him, “THOU ART MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN THEE”;
The Prototype Son has become High Priest and represents God to man and He also represents man to God.
1Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
The Holy Spirit is the Eternal High Priest and Jesus BECAME High Priest after that ORDER which now is the ONLY New Covenant Priesthood Order of Melchizedek. Many wonder why this MUST be this way.
Lev 17:5 “The reason is so that the sons of Israel may bring their sacrifices which they were sacrificing in the open field, that they may bring them in to the LORD, at the doorway of the tent of meeting to the priest, and sacrifice them as sacrifices of peace offerings to the LORD.
God required Israel to bring the sacrifice to the priest for that sacrifice to be accepted before God so a priest must officiate at the sacrifice. The question then arises; What priest officiated at the sacrifice of Calvary? No human priest was present nor were they acceptable to officiate at this altar which began a New Covenant with a different Priesthood.
Heb 9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, in order that since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
Now it is clear that it was the Holy Spirit, the Eternal Priest of the Most High God, that officiated at the altar of Calvary and initiated the New Covenant along with its New Priesthood of man who may now participate. However, now, The “Man, Christ Jesus”, has become High Priest and the mediator of the New Covenant between God and man. This IS the basis of the Kingdom of Priests, plural!
This is exactly why being a full participant in the New Covenant is NOT an option for any Christian that will fulfill the purpose of God. This ignorance in the visible church concerning the full provision of the New Covenant MUST be reversed for the next “restoration” to take place, universally. Of course we know that is not going to happen in this present system that we call “church.” More widespread “revival” of this ignorance is NOT what we need now!
In the last several months I have noticed nearly an overwhelming increase of the anointing whenever I quote the New Covenant in a meeting. By this I have assumed that God is emphasizing the New Covenant as the principle need at this hour. For that reason there is seldom any meeting where I feel the anointing suddenly increasing that I don’t quote the New Covenant and often with tears.
The Old Covenant focused upon the outer man and his sins and separation from God while the New Covenant focuses upon the New Inner Man and upon his acceptance before God through our ONLY mediator, the Man, Christ Jesus. It seems clear that for any minister or pastor to act as mediator between man and God is an abomination and acting in the place of Christ. This is one of the things that defines the anti-Christ; one taking the place of Christ in His divine role as the only mediator.
Rom 5:15 But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.
It is certainly true that there can now be NO difference between Christ and Christ Jesus! Why? Because the Living and Abiding Word of God ( the eternal Christ) has come to full maturity ( harvest maturity) in the Man, Christ Jesus so that His name IS the Word of God. To say “Christ Jesus” is exactly the same as saying “Christ, the Eternal Word of God.” Why? That was the Sperma that was planted in Mary that became Jesus, the Christ! Therefore, the name Jesus is synonymous with the name Christ and is used interchangeably in Scripture! Nevertheless, He is still the Man, Christ Jesus who was born of God as a new and different species of man upon this earth.
1Co 15:20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. 21 For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. :22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive.
The fact that Christ Jesus was fully a man, born of God (but fully man of a new species) our entire hope is that as He overcame, all those who are in the same way “born of God” have the same potential to also overcome and inherit all things.
Rev 21:6 And He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. 7 “He who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.
Many fundamentalists insist that all believers in Jesus have already overcome in Christ because Christ Jesus’ overcoming has been already attributed to every believer in Jesus! This error is certainly ignoring many scriptures and giving a false hope to the ignorant. These same people insist that since Jesus came to perfection that His perfection is attributed to every believer and fulfills Matthew 5:48.
Mat 5:48 “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
This devilish doctrine insists that the believer need do NOTHING except to accept Jesus as personal Savior and EVERYTHING that is attributed to Jesus is automatically attributed to the believer. Therefore, just believe and you are automatically seated with Jesus on the Throne of God. This is a wonderful doctrine that attracts the ignorant, lazy, casual, carnal believer into an apathetic “Christian” life by insisting this is the extent of “salvation by grace.” Anything more is just dead works that cannot save you. “Save you” is obviously the total goal of their vision.
2Cor 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that
each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 11 Therefore knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.
2Cor 5:14 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; 15 and He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
These clear scriptures are handily by-passed by insisting that all believers will escape the judgement seat inspection and proceed directly to the Throne of God to rule and reign with Christ. If all unbelievers are cast into hell we wonder who they will rule and reign over because ONLY believers will survive.
Returning now to our theme; The New Covenant Provision; The New Man Within.
Gal 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me.
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.
Since Jesus is seated at the right hand of God and is still the “Man, Christ Jesus” we can assume that this is NOT speaking about Jesus being in us but of Christ, the Living and Abiding Word of God that is in us and becomes our hope of Glory. This is a very sensitive issue because most preaching insists that it is Jesus that is in us.
Of course in the sense of God’s purpose for man being fulfilled it is certain that Jesus Christ and the Christ of God are synonymous in that they are now one and the same. But in the sense of whom inhabits out temple and lives and walks in us we can truly say it is “CHRIST” in us our hope of Glory. This in NO WAY detracts from what Jesus Christ has provided through His sacrifice on Calvary or of where He sits now. For by man came sin and death so also by Man must come forgiveness and the resurrection from the dead.
1Cor 15:21 For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive.
It is also certain that Christ Jesus is the prototype man who IS the substitutionary sacrifice and who died in our place. Nevertheless, the way He was conceived, grew and fulfilled the purpose of God for His Life is also the prototype of how we must, in like manner, be born as a new species, grow and fulfill the purpose of God for our life. As He is the Prototype son who is of a different species from the first Adam so we also must be of that exact same species to be part of the “body of Christ.” The “body of Jesus” is only used to speak of His sacrifice on Calvary and not about the true church.
While this may not seem important to our salvation it will certainly be essential when we speak about the next restoration and the Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek. The explanation of who can eat the Showbread and burn Incense and be part of the Lampstand Church will require us to make a distinction. Since the Pure Gold Lampstand has NO WOOD in it and represents the Church He is Building the distinction is essential for our understanding. Here it is obvious that the Church He Is Building is NOT an assembly of human beings but is constructed only of pure Gold hammered into one piece. That means He is building HIS CHURCH out of Christ. This means ONLY out of the New Inner Man and NOT out of a group of natural, carnal, casual, human outer men. While men seem to be content to build their churches with humans who have been forgiven, much more is required to participate in the Church He Is Building.
These seven Outer Court experiences are designed to remove the human qualities so that just a tent remains that contains the real treasure which is Christ in you the hope of glory.
2Cor 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. 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. 5 Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.
It seems obvious that “our dwelling from heaven,” which will be our future house, is called “LIFE.” This “present house” is from the earth and must stay on this earth but a transition from flesh to tent seems very important. These seven Outer Court Experiences (along with many related-experiences) will certainly prepare us for this transition and help us prepare to receive our dwelling from heaven. Preparing to live in this body for eternity seems very unimportant if we can receive our heavenly dwelling place which is “LIFE” -- ZOE!