#535 – EXPERIENCING THE FOUNDATIONS #1
The New Covenant: The New Provision.
The Inner Life; The Source; The Method
The Kingdom Government Of God In Our Experience!
The Divine Foundations Preceding The Seven Foundations
December 10, 2012
Doing any study that does not begin with God and His Kingdom Government will always be twisted, crooked or lacking in some way. Certain deceptions have crept into the popular gospel by beginning with man and his needs. Attempting to “lay foundations” in our lives as personal experience outside the provision of the New Covenant will be a waste of time. Why? It is because the divine source for the individual foundations come from our personal experience of the New Covenant. Attempting to “lay the foundations” as a personal inner life experience outside the Kingdom Government of God will just result in more worthless concepts and the foolishness of man’s natural creativeness! Why? It is because the Kingdom Government in the new inner man is were His Laws are imparted and manifested.
Whatever any man can do out of his own adequacy may be successful in the natural dimension but will fail in the eternal realms because it will always be inadequate in the Kingdom dimension. Why? Becoming “servants of the New Covenant” is the basis of all “adequate ministry” during the whole church age. Why? Because all ministry done by the old man is done out of a fallen life and is irrelevant, no matter if they use the Bible or lay hands on the sick. In laying these foundations we must remember that God is preparing a people to function within His Divine Purpose for Eternity.
1Cor 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. 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. 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.
Therefore, when the natural man begins “ministering,” his work is disregarded by God. Also, when we attempt to teach the natural man spiritual things he cannot understand them. Why? Because, He has no “inner equipment” to understand anything in the New Covenant / Kingdom dimension. An assembly of natural people is too common in the visible church but the natural man can NEVER grow into a relevant understanding of the New Covenant / Kingdom realms. He certainly can NEVER participate in the New Covenant Priesthood.
Doing anything out of the natural resources of man ( first Adam abilities) requires that we function with ONLY the provisions of human understanding, natural logic and all of the Old Covenant limitations. God cannot accept any “ministry” from out of that “natural” realm because it will always be riddled with self-sufficiency, ego, human ingenuity and human opinions.
Attempting to experience the promises connected to the Christian Life, outside of the New Covenant provision, will prove to be extremely disappointing. Why? Because it will be attempting to function outside the Ministry of Christ Jesus. Why? Because it is HE who is the mediator of the New Covenant. Any ministry attempting to function without the cooperation of the ultimate mediator (the Living and Abiding Word of God) can only be from man’s best effort and most times from the wrong motives.
His response to natural ministry is “I never knew you.” This is devastating to the natural man who is attempting to minister out of his natural gifts realm rather than out of the Kingdom / Life realm. This is such a serious mistake and yet so few are aware of the danger of ignoring God’s Divine Provision as the very beginning of the Christian Life.
Attempting to ascend to the Throne of God, the Mercy Seat and to the sprinkled blood outside the New Covenant provision will be another waste of time and effort. Why? Because, this realm is only accessed by obedience! It is for that very reason that we MUST have the “foundations” as real life experiences. Why? Because, it is these foundations that permit us to live in obedience.
1Pet 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 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.
Christ Jesus is the mediator of that whole realm of the Higher Life Experience connected to the New Covenant and linked to the Kingdom of God. Since the New Covenant, the Kingdom of God and the great and magnificent promises are all linked to the Eternal Purpose of God, it should be clear that these are the very essence of the proper foundations for the Christian Life as it relates to our function in the Eternal Dimensions.
But what about the Holy Spirit and His work in establishing the Lampstand Church in Holy Place Life and ministry? The Holy Spirit continues His work in establishing the New Covenant / Lampstand believer in the Ministry after the Order of Melchizedek? Jesus said He, the Holy Spirit, would NOT minister on His own initiative. The Holy Spirit only does as He hears. This is such an incredible thing because He, the Holy Spirit, is serving Jesus who is the Mediator of the New Covenant. This is a phenomenal revelation because it reveals a wonderful submission within the Godhead. This “cooperation with the Ultimate Man” is a revelation of certain aspects of the Kingdom that are easily missed. The ministry of the Holy Spirit, cooperating with man, has remained a mystery as He works in the Kingdom dimension. This cooperation is evident now in the ministry of the Prototype Son.
Becoming a “servant of the New Covenant” may seen strange until we see this is linked also to the ministry of the Holy Spirit. However, this “link” is only experientially realized in the Holy Place and within the illumination of the Seven Spirits of God. It is in this inner illumination that we realize our total helplessness and that our ONLY adequacy comes from God. 2Cor 3:4 And such confidence we have through Christ toward God. 5 Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, 6 who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Heb 8:6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second. 8 For finding fault with them, He says, “BEHOLD, DAYS ARE COMING, SAYS THE LORD, WHEN I WILL EFFECT A NEW COVENANT WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND WITH THE HOUSE OF JUDAH; 9 NOT LIKE THE COVENANT WHICH I MADE WITH THEIR FATHERS ON THE DAY WHEN I TOOK THEM BY THE HAND TO LEAD THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT; FOR THEY DID NOT CONTINUE IN MY COVENANT, AND I DID NOT CARE FOR THEM, SAYS THE LORD.
Heb 9:15 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.
These various foundations for the Christian / Kingdom Life are linked to the Promise of our Eternal Inheritance. As we investigate these provisions, we will understand the devastating effects upon believers when the visible church ignores these ultimate provisions that can ONLY come from God.
Heb 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, 24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.
Of course, in our studies, all this is “old” news but we want to make a fresh application of these original provisions that have been available to All believers since the first Pentecost. When the visible church lost the Kingdom she also ignored the New Covenant and the Inner Life that is integral with and essential to experience the precious and magnificent promises that are linked to BOTH the New Covenant and the Kingdom! Consequently, by ignoring the New Covenant, the visible church has been excluded from the experiences of the better promises inherent within the Better Covenant. Experiencing the “better promises” is essential to experiencing the fulness of the New Covenant and meeting the Kingdom requirements for the Priesthood Ministry.
2Pet 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
Being ignorant of these precious and magnificent promises has cost the visible church unmeasurable loss! Why? Because of the general ignorance of the tremendous provision and the method that God has supplied so we can become partakers of the Divine Nature. It is because of these tremendous “promises” that there will be no excuses on that day when we are judged.
But why are we focusing upon these things since our purpose is to “lay the foundations” so we can go on to “perfection?” That is because any expectation of “perfection,” “maturity,” or “completeness” outside the New Covenant, the experiential Kingdom Government of God and these ultimate promises is really ignorant.
Why is this confusion so common today? It is because multitudes remain ignorant of the Bible facts concerning God’s wonderful provision! Why? Because the pulpit ministers are sharing irrelevant things and ignoring the Bible Truths which are essential for living in the Kingdom dimension. Why is this so serious? Because, our ability to complete these seven Outer Court foundations, as life experiences, can ONLY come out of these Divine realms of ultimate provision. Since Christ Jesus is the door-keeper to all these realms, promises and provisions, it should be evident that the Kingdom of God and the Divine Person are the sole mediators of these dimensions.
When Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me (John 14:6) He established another aspect of His Ministry as Mediator of the New Covenant.
But why do we add “the Kingdom” along with the New Covenant to the mediation by Christ Jesus? Because, these two are now one and can no longer be separated. For example; It is no longer possible to separate Jesus from Christ or Jesus from the Living and Abiding Word of God because these are now ONE in essence and substance! Even though the Man, Christ Jesus, is seated at the right hand of God Almighty, He is the manifestation of the Word of God, by which He was conceived. The Unshakable Kingdom and the Unchanging Person are one Gospel. Why? Because they are encapsulated in each other. If we separate these, as some have done, we can only preach half a gospel at very best. Why? It is because the Kingdom AND the Person are preparing “the new species of mankind” to rule over the world yet to come. This understanding MUST be included in the Gospel of the Kingdom. Why? Because the world yet to come will be ruled by a Kingdom of Priests who are of the new species.
Heb 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second. 8 For finding fault with them, He says, “BEHOLD, DAYS ARE COMING, SAYS THE LORD, WHEN I WILL EFFECT A NEW COVENANT WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND WITH THE HOUSE OF JUDAH;
God finally reveals that the Old Covenant had several serious “faults” and that each fault MUST be fully corrected by the New Covenant. In other words; If the New Covenant is limited by the same short comings as the Old Covenant, it will be inadequate to correct these “faults” and will serve no further purpose.
However, the New Covenant is NOTHING like the Old Covenant and the New Covenant is established upon MUCH greater promises. God has also appointed the Man, Christ Jesus, as the sole Mediator of this New Covenant. One of “our species” is now seated at the Right Hand of God and is the sole mediator of the New Covenant during the “church age.” The true ministers, which He sets in the church, will be adequate ministers of the New Covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. How do I know that? Because there is NO other kind of ministers that He could possibly accept to minister the New Covenant promises, blessings and provisions. Why? Because, these “provisions” are essential to the Kingdom / Christian Life that is basic to the Lampstand Church.
Any “minister” that thinks he is adequate in himself to do any ministry, except from out of that higher Life realm, is simply disqualified for any ministry in the New Covenant dimension. This “qualification to minister” may be why the emphasis upon the New Covenant and the Kingdom has been ignored and has become such a mystery in the visible church. Whomever is not ministering “Spirit” is ministering “letter.” Whomever, is not ministering “Life” is ministering “death.”
2Cor 3:4 And such confidence we have through Christ toward God. 5 Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, 6 who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Then what exactly is the main difference between these two covenants? The Old Covenant was limited to the inherent ability of the old natural man, (the old self ), the physical man, which is the outer man after first Adam. The Bible Truth, that the “natural man” is eliminated from ANY acceptable ministry in the “Church He is Building,” is largely ignored. The New Covenant is focused upon the New Man, the Spirit Man which is the New Inner Man (the New Self). It is ONLY this species of man that is acceptable in any New Covenant ministry.
Col 3:9 Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, 10 and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him 11 --a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and un-circumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.
2Cor 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.
It is this “new self” or “new man” or “new creation” which is born of God as the direct result of having received the Divine Sperma of God; the Living and Abiding Word of God! Why is this TRUTH so important to ministry? Because, the old man, who is condemned to death and burial, is built up by “knowledge” and the New Inner Man is built up by “Life”! Therefore, “laying the foundations for Life” in any other person than the NEW MAN serves NO PURPOSE! Why? It is clear that God has NO PLANS for the old man except death and burial!
The Seven Foundational Experiences, that are revealed in the Tabernacle of Moses, disclose the method that God uses to extract the old man and his dominion and to develop the new man. Why? His Eternal Purpose requires that He develop “ the New Man” into The Lampstand Church, a New Covenant Priesthood, and a minister of the New Covenant. Since these three essential areas involve the Eternal Purpose of God it is essential that this point is made perfectly clear! This is an essential part of the Gospel of the Kingdom.
The ministry aspect of the New Covenant is called the New Covenant Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek. This “ministry” functions out of the Lampstand Church which He is Building. The basis of this “ministry” is that it is “PURE GOLD”.
(Even though it is not yet TRANSPARENT GOLD OR PRECIOUS STONES”)
The Next Essential thing to fully understand is that this Priesthood are Sons of the High Priest and are members of His Body! The next thing to understand is that this Priesthood is a “Kingdom of Priests” and NOT a “Kingdom of believers!” The next essential thing that we must understand is that WE are the people that WE have been waiting for all these years. Kicking the can down the road it is NOT just the error of politicians but also applies to the real believers. Remember that the unsaved that attend church and the Natural Man have NO CAN TO KICK.
Since the “old man” is of the earth, earthy, he can have NO place in the Pure Gold Lampstand Church. Therefore, he can have NO PART in the New Covenant Ministry or the Kingdom of God. He also has no place in the Priesthood nor can he participate in the body of the High Priest.
Eliminating the “old man” from all the functions of Christianity, and certainly from the “pulpit” ministry, must be the first priority in the process of laying the New Covenant / Kingdom Foundations. The lack of the foundations in the visible church should be recognized as the failure of the “self appointed ministries” that are busy “ministering” irrelevant things that provide no spiritual growth and have no relevancy in establishing the believers in the Christian / Kingdom Life.
Every “minister of the flesh” is eliminated from the Kingdom of God and is a stranger to the New Covenant! Therefore, he disqualifies himself from any relevant ministry! The fact that a Pastor has 2000 believers in Sunday School changes nothing until he ministers the New Covenant Provisions out of a Kingdom life! While this may appear to be a VERY radical statement, the next seven sections in this booklet should prove this statement to be correct!
Therefore, before we begin the details of the foundations and these basic experiences which we have related to the Outer Court Preparations, we should point out some of the difficulties.
The Kingdom of God is not a legalism or any concept that can be taught in a classroom setting. It cannot be legislated by decree. Revealing the Kingdom out of the New Covenant Life indicates the severe limitations of mankind to effectively establish the Kingdom on earth. However, we must discourage any concept that God will establish His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven without us. His Kingdom MUST be established in His people at this time during the great recovery process! It is for that reason that we MUST recognize God’s Absolute Sovereignty in revealing the Kingdom to man and then establishing the Kingdom “in man” so He can manifest the Kingdom through man.
It is becoming much clearer why Jesus was reluctant to share details of the Kingdom by a “message.” Instead He limited His discourse to parables or stories that carried the theme of the Kingdom but without explaining the Life of the Kingdom. Even His “explanations” of the parables to the disciples were still lacking much clarity of what the Kingdom really is. These “explanations” are still frustrating and what we are able to share from them is rather pitiful. The real intrinsic value of the parables escapes us because they are so obtuse.
In other words it is clear that the parables ONLY makes sense to those who already have the experience of His Inner Government and Life of the Kingdom. My point is this; it is the New Covenant Provision that offers us the basics to receive the Kingdom understanding as a little child.
Since the Kingdom is NOT an imposed Idealism but an EXPOSED Realism it must become an inner Life experience BEFORE it can be manifested. While this can be VERY difficult to explain, it can actually be lived by those who understand very little about how it works. Why? Because the Kingdom and its ultimate reality is inherent within the New Life and through the experience of its Sovereign Government as an inner Life reality. The experience of its Sovereign Government is the result of our experience of His New Covenant Provision.
One of the dumbest things the visible church has done is to remain ignorant of the New Covenant Provision. They repeat “This is the New Covenant in My Blood” at the Lord’s Table but have no idea what that means! Since we have written so much about the New Covenant we do not need to repeat all that here. However, The Outer Court Experiences in the Tabernacle of Moses EXPOSES parts of the New Covenant. For example: ( I will put a New Spirit within you and then I will put MY Spirit in you and cause you to walk) ( I will put My Laws within you) ( I will forgive your sins and your iniquity I will remember no more) are all part of the New Covenant! The New Covenant provides the resources to deal with the “old man” and our connection to the genealogy of Adam! None of this is complete until we make the transition to the Last Adam and then become Ministers of the New Covenant. As a point of review lets us be reminded of one aspect of the New Covenant promise.
Isaiah 59:20 “And a Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” declares the LORD. 21 “And as for Me, this is My covenant with them,” says the LORD: “My Spirit which is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your offspring, nor from the mouth of your offspring’s offspring,” says the LORD, “from now and forever.”
The Redeemer HAS already come to Zion so this blessing is present tense! Being “ministers” of the New Covenant means that the exact same Spirit that was upon Jesus and the exact same Word that Jesus had in His mouth will be in the mouth of the minister of the New Covenant. The same Spirit that was upon Jesus will be upon the New Covenant person. If we lack this provision, how can we call ourselves New Covenant Christians?
Unless we are full participants in the New Covenant we will be so limited by our natural propensities that we will just look like any ordinary minister in the visible church. That would be pitiful after we understand what is available to us in the New Covenant. However, this is a small part of what we are referring to as “the New Covenant Provision.” The New Covenant promises “I will put My Spirit within them and cause them to walk in My ways!” That is the promise but the expanded details of what that means is found in John 14 - 15 - 16 and part of chapter 17 plus there are many other promises given about the Holy Spirit throughout the scriptures. Jesus explained a lot about His ministry but He also demonstrated much of the Ministry of the Holy Spirit.
It is clearly revealed that the Ministry of the Holy Spirit will be anti-flesh, anti-natural man, anti-natural ministry, anti-natural understanding and stand against every ability of the natural man. Why? Because NOTHING a person in the flesh can do will ever please God. This revelation of the irrelevant and negative ability of the natural man comes to us in the understanding of the New Covenant.
1Cor2:12 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. 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.
Therefore, we can be fully assured that those who are in the flesh or the natural man can have NO PART in the ministry of the Spirit or in the Kingdom of God. Why? Because, he has not availed himself of the New Covenant provision and the fulness of Pentecost.
Since everyone of us was first birthed into the natural, flesh realm and with the limitation of human understanding, the New Covenant provision must include our transformation from the hopelessness of this inadequate realm to becoming “ministers” in another higher realm. This other “acceptable Realm” is within the New Covenant Priesthood, the Kingdom Realm and function within the Body of our Great High Priest. This “other realm” is where we are prepared to function in the Eternity of God which includes ruling over the world yet to come.
We have a wonderful promise that He will teach us through the inner anointing which eliminates our need for man to teach us. This renders obsolete the current concept of preparing ministers of the New Covenant. However, these ministers of the New Covenant must be capable of laying the Outer Court foundations in the believers experience so that can grow and develop the inner man to be equipped to experience the inner anointing and be taught by God.
1John 2:27 And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. 28 And now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming. 29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.
It is the New Jerusalem and Mount Zion that is related to Most Holy Place in Eternity. The New Jerusalem is identified as the Bride of Christ and is also identified as the Throne of God. The Throne of God is related to the Ark of the Covenant in the Tabernacle of Moses. However, this whole dimension of the Eternity of God and the World yet to Come is called “The Tabernacle of God.” The “Tabernacle of God” is identified as the New Earth, the New Heaven, and the New Jerusalem.
The Eternal Priesthood, that functions within the Tabernacle of God, is a Kingdom of Priests after the Order of Melchizedek. Melchizedek was always a Priest of the Most High God and had NO beginning of days nor end of life and holds His Priesthood permanently or forever.
Jesus now, being appointed from among men, has become our High Priest forever after the exact same order of Melchizedek. The original Priest of God, Most High, is the Holy Spirit and Jesus took up His Priesthood after the Order of the Holy Spirit. If we are going to take up our position as the Kingdom of Priests we must take up our position within the “body” of our High Priest. That means of the same substance and the same essence as our High Priest! To think that we can function in that Eternal Realm outside the Fullness of the Ministry of the Holy Spirit is pure ignorance. Why? Because He will be with you forever.
John 14:16 “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you.
It is for that reason that the New Covenant, the Kingdom of God and the Great, Precious and Magnificent Promises are so essential to our preparation. Eventually, if we grow up to the measure and stature of Christ Jesus and into the fulness of Him that fills all in all, we may then take our place in this Kingdom of Priests. However, to be part of the Body of the High Priest means that we have become like Him in all aspects. The Man, Christ Jesus, who was born by the Sperma of God, the Word of God, has became a partaker of the Divine Nature. He is not God but has come to the highest position man can hold in God. He is our Prototype Son.
2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
It is for that reason that these “FOUNDATIONS” must be real and complete in our experience and in our Life. Since He is the KING of the Kingdom of Priests, He determines whom can become part of His “body.” Since He ( the Head) has come to “Perfection” the members of His body must also come to an equal perfection. If we have not come to the full preparation of the Outer Court perfections,” God will not permit us to go on to the NEXT PERFECTION that is related to the Lampstand Church. If we don’t come to the perfection of the Lampstand Church and Overcome at that level, we will not be permitted to go on to the Throne of God or be given authority over the nations. We will be not qualified to become part of the Kingdom of Priests! These facts are not hidden and this divine truth is not complicated or difficult to understand.
The point I am making is that laying these foundations as Life Experiences is not a marginal thing but central to the Christian Life and to the Purpose of God. These “experiences” are critical and essential if we are going to fulfill the Purpose for which God created us and saved us! Since our original creation from the dirt dimension has proven to be defective and ineffective to equip us serve God or fulfill His purpose, our only solution is with the New Creation man. Trying to perfect the natural man by preaching verses is stupid because he cannot understand any of these things. Paul said all these things are just foolishness to the natural man.
It should be crystal clear by now that by continuing with the status quo, common to the visible church, none of these eternal designs of God can be fulfilled. Then how ignorant is it to continue to just to repeat the same things year after year that are identified as foolishness and have been proven worthless to complete God’s Purpose?
What is the root cause of this absurd religious travesty? The “ministers” have ignored the foundations and placed ALL the emphasis upon forgiveness of sins as our complete salvation. Why is this a travesty? Because, multitudes have been given the false assurance that this is our full salvation and all that God expects. Therefore, they contend that God’s Eternity is just related to heaven someday and there is no thought of the Tabernacle of God, the world yet to come or anything about an Eternal Kingdom of Priests.
The solution to the old man, the natural man or the Adam man is only found in the death and burial of all he represents! Following that genuine experience we MUST experience the resurrection Life inherent in each practical fulfillment related to each of the foundations. Why? Each foundation either adds something of Christ or removes something of Adam. The Seven Foundations are designed to transform man from being worthless to God’s Purpose to becoming a FUNCTIONING Member in the Body of Our High Priest. It is from that Higher Life that we can function out from the Holy Place Realm and become Ministers of the New Covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit! It is evident that we have a surplus of ministers of “religion” whom deliver “the letter” kind of messages while using the scriptures. These are ministers of death even while talking about life! What is really lacking in the visible church are the Ministers of the New Covenant which must minister Spirit and Life to qualify. The New Covenant Spirit and Life is ministered by the inner anointing. Why? This kind of Holy Place ministry is NOT taught by men but is taught by the inner anointing by the Spirit of God.
1John 2:27 And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.
John 6:44 “No one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day. 45 “It is written in the prophets, ‘AND THEY SHALL ALL BE TAUGHT OF GOD.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me.
This Inner Anointing is related to the Illumination by the Seven Spirits of God that rest upon the Lampstand Church in the Holy Place Life and Ministry! The Holy Place is within the INNER SANCTUARY that is related to the New Inner Man, the Tabernacle where God dwells. This is also the “place” where the Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek functions.
The New Covenant, the Kingdom Government of God and the Precious and Magnificent Promises are the provision from God’s side that enables each of us to complete this aspect of God’s Eternal Preparation. Our experiential participation in each of the seven Outer Court Foundations is how we finish our preparation for the next dimension. These “preparations” are from our side but the provision comes to us from God’s side and leaves us without an excuse to remain in the status quo! Why? Because, all the ability necessary to complete God’s Purpose comes to us from God and this “ability” does NOT come from ourselves or from a pulpit kind of ministry.
We have both scriptures and hundreds of years of history that proves that the natural man can ONLY fail in completing God’s Purpose. Our ONLY adequacy to complete the purpose of God MUST come from Him. The enlightened inner man (within the Lampstand Church) will soon recognize that he has NO adequacy within himself. ALL ability to “minister” in the New Covenant / Kingdom dimension MUST come from God. All “ability” to understand the mysteries of the Kingdom of God MUST come from God and are revealed within the New Inner Man. Why? The natural man can receive NOTHING from the Spirit of God!
In conclusion, it should be VERY clear that until the Seven Outer Court foundations are complete and become an experiential part of our preparations, there will be no opportunity to go on to the Holy Place Life and Ministry. Why? God will NOT permit it to happen. Not only that but Christ Jesus, our High Priest, is absolutely Sovereign over whom He permits to function within His Body. As Sovereign Head over His Body, the Body of our High Priest, He accepts whom He accepts and He rejects all who do not meet His Kingdom / New Covenant Standards.
Jesus Identified Himself in these three measures; (1) as the Way, (2) the Truth and (3) as the Life. Each of these dimensions identify one of the veils in the Tabernacle of Moses! Since the Second Veil, which is the entrance to the Holy Place, is identified as “THE TRUTH” all false concepts, religious lies, ego-centric ideas, human adequacy, and man’s natural ability are exposed as unacceptable at this last barrier to the Holy Place Function. All these negative things that have survived the seven Outer Court preparations MUST be revealed and removed here at the Second Veil before we can “go on.” This Veil of Truth is experiential TRUTH that reveals who we really are and reveals all our hypocrisy and lies. While many of these fallen characteristics are acceptable in the Outer Court dimension, while we are in the process of correction, NONE of these things are permitted in the Holy Place dimension.
While these fallen things, “sins and iniquities,” are “forgiven” at Calvary they must be removed from our being before we can function in the next dimension. It is these Kingdom / Priesthood requirements and the “removal” of these natural things that is rejected by the super grace groups in the visible church. Why? It is because they believe that all that is necessary to be “saved” is faith in Calvary.
Of course our emphasis is not upon being “saved” but upon fulfilling God’s Eternal Purpose and bringing Joy to God’s Heart. We believe it is very short sighted to accept God’s “forgiveness of sins” and then remain casual about fulfilling God’s Purpose, which He exposed when He saved us.
2Timothy 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,
All who have been “saved” according to the New Covenant standards have also been “called” to respond to “His Own Purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity past.” “Called to be “saved” is certainly NOT the same thing as being “called to His own purpose and grace.” Still, this mistake is continually being made by the popular ministries.
Our purpose in this series of documents is to expose what has failed and to present what the Scriptures reveal is the solution to the Christian / New Covenant, Kingdom Life. Instead of wasting time presenting speculation about the end times and when it will come, and when He will appear, we intend to present how the “true believers” can fulfill God’s Purpose for the church age so Jesus can return to set up His visible Kingdom. My opinion is that He cannot appear until the Church He is Building is complete and functioning in the Kingdom / New Covenant / Priesthood Realms. That “CHURCH” is functioning in the Holy Place!
And now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
John’s counsel is still valid today and is essential during the church age. However, this simple truth is being ignored or hidden in the visible church. The false assumption is that all who have accepted Jesus as personal Savior are fully prepared so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
For anyone who has read the scriptures with understanding, this is ridiculous. The next document in this series will continue with the foundations that are essential for these eternal preparations.