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#508 – The Desperate Condition of the Existing Systems.

            Preparing the Believers For the Next Restoration.

            Defining the Real Ministries!

            In Defense of the Vision.

February 2, 2012

The time in which we live is MUCH too desperate to play around with surface issues that are not developing the believers into fruitful Christians. Have we even determined what “a Fruitful Christian” really is? Is it just picking up paper in the parking lot and attending the meetings? We must quickly decide what are the essential issues today and what is of Ultimate Importance for this time in God’s Purpose. What IS the ETERNAL ISSUE that is on God’s Heart for us to complete in our life time? Do we even know that we have been predestined to FULFILL some specific need that God has and which we have been called to complete within our appointed years?

I have inquired of some pastors that I assemble with here if they think I am just an old man who has become senile and is just repeating the same things over and over like a broken record. They have assured me that what I am writing has some merit and is most likely true among those who are seeking God. Nevertheless, what I am writing may be offensive to the status quo ministries who are just repeating what they heard in meetings or got from the inter net. Therefore, I will once again present MY OPINION.

It is my opinion that just dealing with who said what to whom and who offended somebody is NOT even worthy of the ministry time we spend simply because that NEVER solves the Root Problem. In all my time in the ministry I cannot think of one instance when that kind of activity produced ANY change in any individual that we confronted.

But, brother, don’t we have many scriptures when Paul was dealing with carnal and disturbing problems in the assemblies? Yes, we certainly do! Did he see the solution as correcting and counseling or by walking in the Spirit so you will NOT carry out the deeds of the flesh? Are there multiple problems with the FLESH in the assemblies? Yes, and there always will be these same problems. Then why not appoint special ministries to point these things out to the individuals who are causing the problems? Because that results in just MORE wasted time and turns into ineffective and futile activity. Most of the time I have spent in this worthless process has only developed a breach in fellowship, resentment and a division in the assemblies. Why? Everybody has their own opinion and the ONE who has the MOST AUTHORITY assumes he has the best opinion. However, even good opinions never healed any situation. If the AUTHORITY doesn’t produce FEAR and threats, the “ministry” seems ineffective and without results! However, establishing FEAR to keep the believers in line is always counterproductive within the assembly.

Well, brother, if counseling is not the solution, what is?

Well, if I can repeat myself AGAIN, the ONLY solution is laying the foundations that God has ordained that have the ESSENTIAL purpose of creating and developing an inner life. Any ACTIVITY that is not feeding and building the New Inner Man so he can become the predominate power in the person’s life is a waste of time. This is why MOST all “preaching meetings” have just become a big waste of time for the minister and certainly for the ones who listen to this babble. Using verses from the pulpit to attempt to solve the problems in the assembly does Not work and is really stupid. How do I know that? Because that is what I did! Preaching on tithing when there is no INNER LIFE that is telling you to give may cause some to give into the offering out of guilt but the root problem is NOT solved. The root problems can ONLY be solved by the growth and maturity of the New Inner Man. This “development” BEGINS as the foundations are sequentially and experientially laid. To waste time in ANY other activity of trying to build an assembly than laying proper foundations is really ignorant. Even the natural mind should be able to grasp this FACT. Building without FOUNDATIONS is a waste of precious time.

But, brother, we taught on the foundations from Hebrews 6 for six months and nothing changed. Therefore, we think it was a waste of time! Well, it probably was a BIG waste of time. Why? Well, if we can repeat ourselves AGAIN it is because the real New Covenant Ministry is NOT knowledge / fact / information based by Life / Spirit based. Ministry from the WRONG TREE is always a big waste of time.

Therefore, let us repeat again; the foundations are EXPERIENCE based and NOT knowledge based. Unless each foundation produces a LIFE change, it is NOT what God has ordained. How do I know that? Because, that is what I did. Derek Prince wrote a book in 1975 on “laying the foundations” that was filled with facts and information that helped no one UNLESS the actual foundation was experienced as a life change in the individual who read it. Thousands who read that book were NEVER changed by reading it. Why? Because, the information DID NOT become their experience.

The world systems has always been involved in some desperate situation. This CANNOT be avoided. Why? Because, there is no way to change people to act better in that earth / dirt /system. Can they be intimidated, threatened and harassed until they walk in fear of being killed? Yes! Will that APPEAR to change their behavior so they seem to be different outwardly? Certainly! That even works in most religions of the world and in places where there is NO religion. Why? Because, that is dealing with the natural man after Adam who is intent on saving his life and providing for his family. He will work by the sweat of his brow because that was the consequence of disobeying God. The natural man will submit, for a time, but inside he is always planning for his freedom from tyranny.

In the world systems there will always be conspiracies, danger, disaster, financial problems, wars, crooked politics, crooks, drug dealers, alcohol, underworld activities and a completely fallen society. These things always have a prominent place in the world and are constantly reported in the news. We hear many ministries that focus upon these dangers, and the great tribulation and the end time disasters. Others are focused upon the Muslim infiltration of a nation and their insistence upon their peculiar laws and customs. Are ALL these dangers present? Yes!

However, EVERY New Covenant ministry MUST rise above these outward situations and begin to focus upon the Eternal Issues that ONLY deal with God’s Eternal Purpose and the Life He will require and insist upon for His Eternal Government.

Eph 4:11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of Christ.

Are we repeating ourselves once again? Yes! Any “ministry” that is NOT accomplishing this result is WASTING THEIR TIME in fruitless activity. Am I preaching condemnation to blind and stupid ministers who are wasting their time? Yes! Still, His condemnation is much MORE SEVERE than mine! He might vomit you out of His body or remove the Lampstand and your ministry, then your revelation and insight would go into total darkness.

If you think this is just the rambling of an Old Man who has become senile, I can receive that but the scriptures warn that EVERYBODY, including the ministers, will have to stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ to answer why they ignored the scriptures and thought they had a better program. If you have time to stand in the pulpit, you must also have the time to live Truth and then preach Truth. If you are too busy for that you better quit telling others how to live!

Is this too strong of a condemnation for the average pastor? Yes! However, I am NOT writing to the average pastor but to those He has foreknown, predestined, called, anointed and ordained to preach His Word that Originates in the New Inner Man. I am not writing to those who get their messages by purchasing 52 sermons, with the notes, for $52 from the inter net. Am I attacking any specific ministry? Not at all! I am alerting every “system of having church” that is going no place and producing nothing eternal to the real and present danger of the status quo!

But why are we suddenly in “A DESPERATE SITUATION” today but not in this same desperate situation in past church history? Every major restoration in past church history back to the 1400s has started in some critical time and situation. It was critical because only a few were able to comprehend what God was doing or why he was doing something new. Those who didn’t understand became enemies of the restoration and persecuted those who were seeking change.

This has happened in EVERY major and minor restoration since the Reformation that began in 1517 with Martin Luther. I can’t think of a more desperate time in church history that we are facing now EXCEPT the Restoration that began in Europe in the last of the 1400's and the 1500's. Those were VERY desperate times and MANY grievous things happened that are unimaginable! So many people died just to restore the truth of Justification by Faith and Believer Baptism.

The established “church system” became the executioner of those who obeyed God and experienced that particular restoration. The “churches” that we see today take their history from those times and from the lives of those who were killed. For example; many churches today have carried on the tradition of the Ana-Baptist movement in the early 1500's but most do NOT have the same life changing experience today that the movement started with nor do they have the persecution. Baptism that became life changing then has become a ritual now that only has a life changing effect on those who had an experiential “old man death and burial” and a New Inner Man addition of Resurrection Life.

This seems like such a small thing today but so many people died at the hands of a “fallen church system” just to restore this simple truth. The fact that the scriptures are VERY clear about this EXPERIENCE made no difference to the status quo groups. We expect the same things today but the stakes are MUCH higher today because I am concerned that the ignorant will be in VERY serious trouble.

Why do I feel this way? Because, we can clearly see that Jesus is dealing VERY differently with the Lampstand churches in Revelation 2 and 3! He deals with those outer man, believers who are in the recovery process VERY differently and VERY gently by encouraging them through the various ministries. At least some of these should be experiencing the real foundations so that their inner man is growing. Even though these recovering believers are just existing in natural light, the inner man is going through hidden transitions!

However, when He deals with these more “mature ministers/ priests” EVERYTHING changes and He appears with Eyes of Fire and Feet of Burnished Bronze. This is a DIFFERENT view of Jesus than we see on Calvary or the One feeding fish and bread and healing the sick. Those who only see by natural light are still preaching that natural view of Jesus, the Savior, but are avoiding this other view of Him that appears strange to the natural light believer.

Was that view of Jesus in natural light acceptable for the last 500 years? Yes! Then what has changed? God is PRESENTLY trying to move the Church which Christ is building into totally NEW DIMENSIONS OF LIGHT. In this more intense dimension, carnality, stupidity, any casual approach, self-will and human agendas will be severely dealt with. Some carnal things in this dimension are fatal! Many of those “believers” will not survive even in the approach to that Mountain Experience and many will turn back in fear.

Those who have ALL the foundations laid in their lives and are prepared to function in that Holy Place Light will become the Priests of God. It is from these that He will begin to train for His Eternal Government. Therefore, none of this ministry foolishness, we have been guilty of, will be able to survive and many who maintain those defects and insist on the status quo will be vomited out of His body.

Bother, could you clarify and be a little more detailed about what you are trying to tell us. Yes! The exact thing that God has called the “ministers” to do is lay the foundations in the believer’s lives so that each EXPERIENCE has a profound effect upon the Adam man and upon the New Inner Man. This “effect” is creating something Eternal Within that is either forming or maturing the very PERSON {the New Species} that God wants to use to complete His Eternal Purpose. Some of the foundation experiences remove from us certain characteristics of the first Adam or the “old man.”

But, why do you think this is not happening through the preaching from the Bible and from exposing the flesh? First, because it does Not follow God’s instructions in the Bible. Second, because it is NOT consistent with the patterns of how God has been restoring the church since the 1500's. Third, because, NONE of this outward activity is doing ANYTHING in the Inner Man. Fourth, the outer man is just being fed knowledge, information and facts which nourishes like saw dust or rock. Fifth, the New Inner Man, which has been designed by God to understand and complete His Eternal Purpose, is starving to death with junk food facts because he cannot eat garbage and he MUST eat and be nourished from the different dimension from which he came.

Sixth, if is evident that the New Inner Man is being repulsed by the junk food being served from the pulpit. This is a universal problem. Garbage as usual is being served but suddenly the believers are enduring this frustration with a great distaste and bitterness in the stomach. Of course, in many churches, when there is a reaction from the believers over the garbage, they are abused and attacked as liars, discontents, as carnal and complainers. Seventh, the “ministries” continue to exonerate themselves from any error, defect or from any responsibility for the discontent. The leaders can lie and deceive but because they are “The People of God” they MUST be believed and obeyed or they tell us we will be judged by God.

These things are visible to EVERYBODY to see if they want to know WHY there is discontent in the assemblies. Because of the amount and intensity of the discontent, universally, we can assume the time has come for change.

Then who are you exposing with this message and whom are you defending? I am trying to speak for those poor souls in the pew who have made a consecration before God to advance and change into what Christ is but who are getting NO HELP from the ministry. Rather they are being criticized by the ministries for their desire to grow and to serve God. How do the ministries do that? When they insist that ONLY the pastors hear the voice of God and consequently these other people are just deceived. They insist if the believers would just serve the ministries they would actually be serving God. Some, over the years, have insisted that we can ONLY serve God in a building when the church meets and not on our jobs, in the market places or in our homes.

Am I just repeating the same things I have been writing for the last several years? Yes! Does that make me senile? Maybe, but let each one be convinced in their own mind and don’t be influenced by those who walk in the flesh. Some of you will hear that Brother Leo suddenly turned and became more radical. For that reason he is losing friendships that have been built over many years. That may be true! I certainly do NOT deny that what I am sharing is radical and this is NOT a regular church message. However, the people I am writing this for will either hate me more or will repent and ask God if this is true for this time in which we have been chosen! I believe THIS is the time to begin to restore the next Truth that has been lost by the outward church. This hierarchal system of church has focused upon maintaining their own positions of leadership rather that focusing upon moving the church into the next dimension.

To repeat once again; I believe the “functioning” Priesthood Ministry, inherent within the Lampstand Church, must, at least, begin in embryo form at this time. To delay is to miss an opportunity. If this is NOT happening today we are far behind the appointed times of the Lord.

I personally think what I am sharing is TRUE for today even if it was NOT a priority in the former years. Why? Because, we are living in a NEW time period and both the calling and the ministry MUST change from the old systems of natural light because they have reached their limitations and THEY will NOT be able to continue into the next restoration. I believe that MANY of the status quo ministries will be by-passed by the next restoration! This has been the experience in the history of all the past restorations. This restoration will demand a radical change. This means that passing by the SECOND VEIL is the critical priority at the present time.

At the present time the Prophets are nearly all saying that God is about to restore great and wonderful things. That He intends to do miracles and wonders far beyond ANYTHING we have seen or experienced before. At the same time there is going to be disaster and terrible things NEVER seen before on earth. They remind us that friend will rise up against friend and the members of your own household will become your enemies. However, what we question is that we will be SAVED through storing food and water and IF we can find a safe shelter when the disaster comes

All this Prophesying of great and wonderful things sounds really foolish IF the church has not been matured and developed into some Divine Vision and Character! We must ask ourselves IF the present church system is really equipped to function in such great blessings and hardship without self-exaltation and without self-destructing because of pride or ignorance. The prophets are also saying that at the same time there will be persecution and terrible disasters that threaten the very core of our nation. If this is true how will an immature, a self-centered, selfish and underdeveloped church be able to resist or survive during all this tribulation? This “baby church problem” will become a big hindrance to the fulfillment of these prophesies. A baby church will certainly NOT survive in those terrible times! The result is many pastor’s life work will be lost when the testing comes.

Surely, the Bible predicts such a time but Jesus also said the Overcomers will inherit all things. This pitiful church system has NOT produced very much that could survive these terrible things. Much of this pitiful church system doesn’t even believe in miracles or in growing up into Christ or to even get ready for such an event. Even “overcoming” is interpreted as “receiving Jesus as personal Savior” and NOT as growing up in all things into Christ.

We are NOT saying the Prophesies are true or false but saying that God WANTS to do these things is probably true. But saying that God WILL shortly do these things is a big question in my mind. I am sure that because of the times in which we live that God WANTS to do these things. However, because of the carnality and underdevelopment of the church that we see, we doubt that He WILL do it, at least NOT through this pitiful church system. It is possible that IF God does it, He will have to do it through a consecrated people that He will raise up.

Will the world systems falter, and fail and will the mighty be pulled down? Yes! But that is NOT the system that God is concerned about. He is still looking for a PERFECTED BRIDE for His Son. He is still building the New Jerusalem and Mount Zion. He is still preparing the Overcomers and acknowledging the Bondservants and completing His work on Zion. God is still intent upon creating a Kingdom of Priests after the Order of Melchizedek.

I sincerely doubt that God is very impressed with all the carnal manure being spread from the pulpits or that He approves the pointless messages that are being delivered that have NOTHING to do with what God intends or have any bearing upon His Eternal Purpose. I understand why God will no longer anoint any MESSENGER that preaches things that not only do not advance God’s Purpose but builds roadblocks against it. I am assured by the Scriptures that God is NOT impressed with ANYONE who puts a stumbling block in the path or those who are determined to advance into God and into His Purpose!

And in Luke 17:1 we read; And He said to His disciples, “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks should come, but woe to him through whom they come!

Mat 13:41 “The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

People tell me “Well, that is NOT the God I know!” We MUST begin to see that there are dimensions in God that are VERY severe and even extreme and in the things related to Him foolishness is NOT permitted. To be vomited out of His Body is a VERY serious event because this is NOT a repent- able offense.

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 VOMIT 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 lukewarm are in DEEP trouble in every generation. However, their own opinion of themselves is that “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” All this proclamation is worth NOTHING because God’s viewpoint is that “You do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.” It is God’s evaluation that we need to be aware of in this time of transition.

The Lord’s advice will solve the problem but we have to FIRST know what is wrong so we can effectively repent. To say “Well, Lord, IF you are offended, I repent” is not effective repentance because we don’t know what we did that was offensive. Revelation 3:18 tells us HOW to repent. First FIX what is lacking, regain your spiritual sight and see again so we can repent. You may sincerely believe when you say “But this is NOT the Lord I know and besides I have already repented. Besides, I have no problem seeing and God is blessing me. Moreover, God only disciplines unbelievers and I am saved.” However, you may be VERY wrong!

You may have ALL your doctrines line up but you will still be 100% wrong because He is speaking to the Lampstand Church.

Rev 3:18 I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire, that you may become rich, and white garments, that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see. 19 ‘Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; be zealous therefore, and repent.

Each of us should be able understand there is a big difference here in this repentance compared to what Jesus told the woman caught in adultery. “Your sins are forgiven” is of another and lesser dimension from what we see here in His message to the Lampstand Church. This dimension is much more serious so trying to evaluate this correction from the viewpoint of God’s great mercy and grace is a big mistake. Why? Because, neither grace or mercy applies in this realm. The ONLY thing that works in this realm is to repent and change and stop doing what you were doing. This is NOT about forgiveness but about acknowledging Who He Is and changing by submitting to His Sovereignty and repenting. Here, in this realm, a continuous and experiential rectification is the ONLY thing that works.

“But, I think He will always forgive you as soon as you ask.” Well, what you think is irrelevant in this dimension because what He Thinks is ALL that can be considered as valid. Obviously, this NEW MENTALITY and acceptance of His Absolute Sovereignty becomes a VERY important priority for those who expect to make this next transition. Transition to the Body of the High Priest is not a matter of fun and games. Fellowship in this dimension is not about cookouts and badminton games or pitching horse shoes. This is NOT about beach parties and water skiing. Fellowship in this realm is EVERYBODY doing the will of the Sovereign Head.

1John 1:3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, that you also may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.

When we fail to discern these levels and realms of His being, we are in danger of applying verses to things they have no relationship to reality. Still, we use these verses as clichés that are totally irrelevant simply because they don’t apply to all realms and situations.

Bible verses, like people, must be functioning in their appointed positions. These positions are determined by the Father to coincide with His Eternal Purpose. None of these VERSES are designed so we can take positions for our debates or arguments. We cannot advance to a higher position because we have our doctrines correct or our selected verses lined up. These “higher positions” or “high calling” are VERY guarded positions that can only be crossed by permission of the gate keeper. He is NOT judging us by our Doctrines but we are judged by the Life of Christ that we hold and manifest. These “elders of heaven” have the authority to permit entrance or to prohibit entrance without negotiation or plea bargains. Their decision is final. Therefore, to approach in any casual manner or because you have faith will be disappointing because this next gate is passed by character and maturity which ONLY comes by the growth of the New Inner Man. All unreality or hypocrisy or pretending will be exposed and rejected by the “gate keeper.” Absolute Truth / Reality is the “merit badge” that permits entrance and man / ministers are not involved in this selection.

You may wonder why I am pointing out these things NOW and not protecting my words from criticism. The reason is quite simple; Rev 21:8 “But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

When we know a variety of ministers are lying, deceiving and cheating we must respond with all seriousness and warn them. Some will say “But you were a liar and did ugly things so what right do you have to correct us in these situations?” ALL That IS true!! However, I am trying to save these from the embarrassment, humiliations and rejection that I experienced. This is NOT a matter of degrees of evil or amounts of offences because ANY of these things will eliminate you from the next restoration. We are anxious to see at least some of our acquaintances make the transition and be able to preach the Kingdom out of a pure Life and motive. Even If I am disqualified, I still want to see some small group make the transition into Christ who requires Truth and Reality in both Life and manifestation.

Nevertheless, I believe that God has restored me and He has called me to be a voice crying in this wilderness of religious church abominations and systems that are going no place, fast. Some will hear and change but some will reject all this as the rambling of an old man who has lost touch with reality. Some may pray that God would either keep me home or take me home but however all that turns out I, at least, have opened my mouth to relate what little I know about this time in which we live! I seriously hope that some will hear and repent so that we can finish this race together with integrity and oneness of purpose.

1Cor 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

Only those who actually FINISH the race will win. This assumes that ALL are running in the same direction and that TOWARD the finish line. Just running in the wrong direction doesn’t count. It should be obvious that we can ONLY run with those who are going in the same direction.

However, if some see no need to repent and change I can accept that but we can no longer continue on the same path and walk or run together. My whole purpose will be to block your path and scream “YOU ARE GOING THE WRONG WAY SO STOP AND TURN BECAUSE I CAN GO NO FARTHER WITH YOU ON THAT ROAD AWAY FROM GOD’S PURPOSE!” I intend to do that in whatever place I am in. I have no particular group in mind that are on the wrong path but it seems to me that this is a universal problem. This has been confirmed in nearly every country I am in. Some are have lost their way more than others and some have not even experienced the things that have been restored in the last 100 years. It is amazing that some are not even aware that God is restoring anything or even has in the past.

I will repeat myself again; I am not speaking to any specific person or group of persons but to a blind CHURCH SYSTEM that has lost its way. Some will praise God that they are not of any group that I am connected with and not of my denomination. Why? Because, if you are NOT of my “denomination” none of this would apply to you! Therefore, you may dismiss this rambling with prejudice. However, hopefully, you will have your own “bishops, overseers, elders or leaders” who are looking out for your soul in this VERY important moment in God’s time table.

In past church history, those who were the pioneers in each restoration took the blunt, the violence and the rejection of the particular truth that was being restored. Each time these pioneers spoke publically they were labeled heretics and deceivers by the “orthodox” leaders. However, later or MUCH later the larger portion of the visible church accepted the restored truth but many NEVER experienced the truth they accepted, doctrinally. Knowing a doctrine that is true is totally different from having that Truth as an inner Life reality. In the time that is quickly approaching having the Eternal Truth, Christ, as experiential Reality will be essential to make the transition. Knowing good doctrines will not be sufficient to sustain us in the realm of total consecration and Life.

We are not expecting a great revival where multitudes are swept into this next dimension. We are considering how VERY precise the gate is and how extremely narrow the path that leads to this next dimension of Life really is because nearly every requirement will be met within the actual experience of that Truth. For that reason we expect that only a relative FEW will find it. These are the FEW that we are interested in joining to now.