#547 – Reevaluating the End Time Ministry
Exiting A Bankrupt System, but to What?
Returning to the Prototype Ministry
July 5, 2013
This document will be an addendum to that last document that was sent evaluating the End Time Ministry. In that Document we asked if one thousand of the most successful ministers today could raise up one thousand ministries just like themselves, would that activate the end time ministry? The answer we gave was, NO! The reason we gave was that these current “successful”ministries or others in the past have not brought the church to perfection in the last 500 years so why would we think any change would take place now? We speculated that the failure of the existing ministries to bring the church to full maturity is the fault of “the existing church systems” which we labeled as “pulpit and pew” ministries functioning as a hierarchy of leadership. I was suggesting that these visible systems have been contrived by man and have deviated from the God given patterns revealed in the New Testament. These systems just do not promote a genuine Priesthood Ministry for all mature believers who are equipped to function within the New Covenant provisions. Since the “systems” cannot bring the believers to even basic perfection or maturity they are impotent to prepare them for personal ministry or for the Priesthood. The existing “ministries” are functioning more like the priesthood after the order of Aaron than the New Covenant ministry after the Order of Melchizedek.
Our conclusion was that giving the Old System a new paint job or a new tweaking or advancing a new program would change nothing! We must begin with a ministry that closely follows the patterns given in scriptures. Nothing of the old systems need be retained or adjusted because it will not produce anything that is needed to bring the church to harvest maturity.
How do we know that? Simply because the corporate church has not come to harvest maturity or bride perfection or even into the Priesthood dimension in all past church history.
This current system, used by most churches with pulpit and pew ministry under a church hierarchy, was established by Emperor Constantine in the mid 300's of church history. It was patterned after a political system of secular government and NOT after the Government of the Kingdom of God. It had a man or “Pope” in a hierarchy over the church as it’s head. We are not suggesting that individuals here and there have not come to maturity but that no corporate group has come to harvest maturity, that has been recorded.
Most all denominations have adopted this same pattern of pulpit and pew, clergy and laity, that has produced very little to promote God’s Purpose for the world yet to come. We pointed out that in the Bible pattern, Christ Jesus is the ONLY Head over His body which is the Church He is Building. In this pattern, the “ministries” are not a hierarchy over the body but just members of the body. Christ Jesus is the Sovereign Head and authority of the body. Everybody who is accepted into the body MUST do the will of the Head. Everybody who is accepted into the Kingdom of God MUST do the will of the Father, who is in heaven. If we cannot do the will of the Head how will we possibly do the will of God?
These simple statements are especially frustrating for the pastors today. Many feel the frustration of repeating the same things week after week but seeing no change in the congregation. Many just adopt the attitude that I am doing what I was taught so this must be the way it is supposed to be. I preach verses from the Bible so I am preaching the Word of God and God says that the Word will not return unto Him void or powerless. I will just keep doing what I am doing and leave the rest up to God! Most do not know they are just preaching the “letter” and not the “spirit” so there is NO Life!
Over the years various groups have tried to leave the “systems of buildings” and went back to home meetings or store fronts or hotels to hold their meetings. In Argentina in the 1960's they sold the church buildings and had meeting in the parks, which they thought was returning to the New Testament standard. Within a few years they returned to the same building or similar church buildings. The problem was NOT with the buildings but with the “system of leadership” and the tradition of pulpit and pew which never changed. They just set up a pulpit in the park and called it evangelism. The “system” of division between the “clergy” and the “laity” seemed to be the standard revealed in the New Testament. 1 Corinthians 2 and 3 were always given as the standard. This was called the “We’s” and the “Ye’s” division assigning the leadership to the “We’s” and the laity to the “Ye’s.”
1Cor 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? 5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
1Cor 3:9 For we are laborers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
Of course there are several other references that are given to show the division between the leadership and the believers. For example; Obey those who have the rule over you. This concept has existed, probably, ever since Emperor Constantine when a professional ministry was established as the normal leadership for the church. From the Professional Leadership principal it was a natural transition to the intellectual, educational and elite system that we still have today. The “hierarchal systems” we have today appear to the average person to be the scriptural pattern for what is called “ministry.”
1Cor 2:10 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.
1Cor 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become foolish that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, “He is THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE IN THEIR CRAFTINESS”; 20 and again, “THE LORD KNOWS THE REASONINGS of the wise, THAT THEY ARE USELESS.”
Of course, we are not saying there is NO ministry but that “professional ministry” as defined today is NOT what God has purposed for the perfection of the saints, to equip the “saints to do the work of ministry.” This “appointing” of wise and educated, natural men, to “positions” of leadership is exactly the opposite of what the Bible reveals as God’s plan for the church. Why? It is because it divides the “body” into two groups, the “clergy” and the “laity.”
God’s revealed plan is for all leadership and ministry to be by the Holy Spirit and THAT by the inner anointing that teaches the leadership to know God’s ways. The function of this “ministry” is exclusively for the “perfection of the saints”, to equip THEM to do the work of the ministry.” Because this is NOT the focus of the “professional minister,” the saints sit in the pew to hear another “message” and never grow up or be equipped to do the ministry. What is the result of this perversion? The “body of Christ” can never function according to 1 Corinthian 12 or according to Romans 12. If we try to have a meeting like those examples, it results in another disaster! Why? The believers are still carnal.
That is simply because God’s pattern of Head and body cannot be practiced with carnal believers and baby members with a comatose or arrogant leadership operating in a pulpit / pew mentality. What then is the only alternative? We can just continue to have “meetings” like we see today OR seek God for “His plan” and be willing to change. However, these “systems” are now “cut in stone” and are not likely to change! If that is true then you are wasting your time writing these documents. Yes! That is exactly the general consensus of ministers today, so what is the use trying? The problem with “change now is that it will require “pioneers of change” that are willing to bear the ridicule of the established systems.
Everybody should be aware that we are dealing with two “time” zones within Christianity. One is the temporary dispensation assigned to the twenty four hour time realm and the other is our basic existence and function in the eternal realm. The outer man functions in the time realms and the new inner man functions in the eternal realms. The “church age” is limited to the time realm and it is being “matured / perfected” in this time realm. The goal of this present maturity is for the preparation of saints for the eternal realm and to fulfill God’s ultimate purpose.
At the final transition to the Eternal Realm and the New Jerusalem, the perfected church is called the Bride of Christ as we see in Revelation 21. However, the function will be within the Kingdom of Priests who are being prepared as the Manifested Sons of God! In other words; If the “current ministries” cannot bring the church / believers to maturity how will we ever fulfill the purpose for which God saved us? IF THIS IS TRUE then the only priority I have is just continuing to plug away without seeing much results until “something” happens.
It appears from the “outward signs,” at least in the way I interpret them, that we are entering the period of another “restoration” which will require the “break through” generation to emerge. That means “breaking through” these barriers of the systems adopted by the visible churches, that are clearly bankrupt, and into the divine pattern for the Lampstand Church and its ultimate reality. How do we know that? ONLY the Lampstand Church can fulfill God’s purpose and is the ONLY one acceptable to God. It appears that Jesus’ NEXT “event” will be to “return” for this “church.” When?
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 “restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets” must be fulfilled BEFORE the second coming of Jesus, the Lord / King / Priest, who is the ruler of the kings of the earth. I am assuming that EVERYTHING spoken by the prophets has not yet been fulfilled. Why? That is because Jesus has not yet returned in the same way He left. The real question we are asking is this; Why is He returning and what are His expectations when He returns?
Eph 5:25------Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her; 26 that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless.
One of the reasons for Calvary was to present the perfect bride / Church “in all her glory” to Jesus. He gave Himself for that very reason. To evaluate the purpose of Calvary with anything less than for a perfected church is to ignore the scriptures and God’s Eternal Purpose!
We are adding a tenuous label to THAT group mentioned in Ephesians 5:26 which we shall call “the break through generation.”
In the pattern of the Tabernacle of Moses we must “break though” the Second Veil, the Veil of Truth [experiential Reality], into the Holy Place Realm where the Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek is currently functioning. How do we justify this interpretation? Simply because the Lampstand Church is in the Holy Place and our High Priest is walking among the Lampstands in this church age. It is in this location and because of the inner anointing ( the Seven Spirits of God) upon the inner man that no man needs to teach these lampstand people. Why? “They shall all be taught of God” ( the inner anointing shall teach you all things) and that includes correction, discipline, instructions, including the threats and the consequences of ignoring the High Priest’s warnings. The High Priest, teaching in the Lampstand realms, is the picture we are presenting as the next stage that is far beyond men teaching in the “preparation stage.” This “teaching stage” is within the inner anointing “that teaches all things” and is assigned to the Holy Place realm. How do we know that? This inner anointing is by the Seven Spirits of God.
In other words the “break through” is into another dimension of Life, function and another consciousness of a thoughtful and seriousness of equipping us to participate in God’s Eternal Purpose! The picture given in Revelation 2 and 3 is a warning to move toward the activity and character of the Pure Gold Lampstand function or suffer the consequences of rejection from the Lampstand realm. Spiritual irresponsibility in this realm will not be tolerated. How different this message is from the “God doesn’t care what you do as long as you are saved” message that is popular today.
This anticipated “break through generation” must spearhead a great revolution of experiential truth [ultimate reality] which coincides perfectly with God’s restoration of a greater experience of current truth and within His process of perfecting a people / bride / body / city / sons / for our High Priest and His Government. Revelation 2 and 3 is addressing, in some measure, the adjustments that the Kingdom Converts, within this Lampstand Dimension, must make or be rejected. By understanding the problems that are identified by this confrontation, we might guess that these are recent “Kingdom converts!” Why? They are being made to face up to the reality of this dimension of inner life and made aware of the gravity of this transition. The disturbing message is that we must either adjust or be cast out of this dimension.
It is easy to lose the consciousness that our outer man is made for time but our inner man is made, developed and perfected for eternity. It is our outer “Adam” man who’s days are numbered. It is in Revelation 21 and 22 that John has the revelation of the corporate man- The City- made up of inner men- who is functioning in that eternal realm. The confusion comes when we understand this corporate group or City of God, Mount Zion, is also called the “bride, the wife of the Lamb.” This “bride and the Lamb of God, who died for her, have become one” and she functions as His Body, as the Body of the High Priest. If we “know that,” what alternative do we have except to press onward and upward, regardless of any lack of a perceived “success” in “ministry?”
If we knew the exact number of days we have left to remain upon this earth, what would our priorities involve and with whom would we want to fellowship? Would we just casually waste away our time in irrelevant activity. Would we just eat, drink and enjoy ourselves because tomorrow we depart this time zone! When would we finally realize that we are NOW living on the threshold of eternity?
Outward life is but for a “present” moment in time but the new inner Life is for eternity. The real priority is to complete God’s Purpose, and that in its complete and experiential reality. All this will most likely be much clearer if we ever pass through the Second Veil into the illumination of the Seven Flames of Fire. The Second Veil now hides that reality but after passing through that barrier, the Ultimate illumination reveals the Ultimate and Eternal Truth. It is in this Holy Place realm that we, at last, “see” the eternal Priesthood in its present function. How? By “seeing” Jesus, the prototype ministry, functioning there as High Priest. The “severe correction” under His absolute Sovereignty of Headship is inherent within this function. This is where we are confronted with the Kingdom Government and the laws of the New Covenant.
The enclosure of the Holy Place (gold boards, veils and coverings) reveals that the inner life is not externalized in this dimension but the Seven Spirits of God are illuminating our true self and our real growth as it relates to eternity. Just relating our growth to the visible church and its believers is far too shallow. Why? Revelation 2 and 3 is revealing how our High Priest is dealing with these offensive things that remain following our Outer Court “perfection.”
However, uglier and stranger things than these are normal today in the visible church realms. Before we enter this greater illumination, for the most part, we are unaware of these INNER DEFECTS or their offensiveness. However, being faithful in this correction will affect our personal maturity as we realize that our eternal destiny is at stake.
We might call this period of Holy Place rectification, “going on to perfection.” But, wasn’t the Outer Court preparation “going on to perfection?” Yes, but that was “that” perfection and “this” is a greater / purer perfection. “This” perfection deals with the inner and experiential reality and our compatibility with Christ. It also provides for our enablement to participate in eternity and the Government of the world yet to come.
We must closely examine the content of these two chapters to discern the areas being dealt with by our Great High Priest. Being cast out of the Lampstand dimension is the ultimate rejection. We might ask the question; How does the city become Pure Gold that is transparent? Or how does the bride come into her ultimate glory; that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless. If we say “it is all by God’s grace” we are correct but this “grace” demands repentance and change. Does that perfection just automatically happen because we are believers? NOTHING in these chapters even slightly confirms that this correction is not applied because “we are saved.”
It is only what we can contain of the Eternal Christ that can be “summed up in Christ” with a view to that eternal administration or Government that is compatible with the fulness of times.
Eph 1:9 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fulness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things upon the earth. In Him 11 also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, 12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
Of course many uninformed “ministries” are saying that “our total acceptance in the Kingdom” is all automatic when we become believers in Jesus. If we just say, “Lord, Lord” all this happens instantly. Of course that is a religious lie!
Mat 7:16 “You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? 17 “Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19 “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 “So then, you will know them by their fruits. 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. 22 “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’
How different the “message” becomes when we add the Kingdom Dimension and apply “Kingdom Grace” to the fruit bearing requirements. “Kingdom Grace” provides the ability to overcome and fulfill and does NOT provide another casual excuse for failing to overcome.
My theory is this; Before we can “break through” into this realm, in any corporate sense, we must first “break out” of this failed church system with its cut in stone traditions and low standards for ministry. We are not naming certain groups because most groups are all the same in their contrived systems. It is these failed systems that holds multitudes captive.
After trying to work “within the system” for many years I have finally realized that the “systems” are not likely to change and have become incompatible with God’s Revealed Plan. These “prisons of old traditions” go back to Empower Constantine in the mid 300's of church history. I am identifying the “traditions as prisons”, guarded by the wardens who are the overseers within the church hierarchy.
hierarchy >noun 1 a ranking system ordered according to status or authority. 2 an arrangement according to relative importance or inclusiveness. Greek hierarkhia, a ‘sacred ruler’
Most all groups follow this “hierarchical system” in some degree. What we are suggesting is that “the Body of the High Priest” cannot and must not incorporate any portion of this “system.” Why? These “hierarchical systems” become the “prison guards” to entrap the believers into helping the “leadership” to “fulfill their calling” and providing for their needs. This implies that the “prisoners” have NO CALLING of their own. The “believers function” is just to provide funds, buildings, and infrastructure so the leadership can “serve God” in the believer’s behalf. Since this “system” follows the pattern of the “Priesthood after the Order of Aaron”, it cannot bring the believers to perfection.
Heb 7:11 Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron? 12 For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.
Heb 7:28 For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever.
Holding the believers captive in the status quo is the abomination of our day and has become the main testimony of the “systems” we have accepted. The result is that the Systems then call their work “the church.”
G1577 ἐκκλησία ekklēsia From a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564; a calling out, Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both): - assembly, church.
Just to return to the pattern that God designed for the Lampstand Church, we must become the “pioneers of the future.” This cannot easily happen because we will be in total conflict with the policies, the traditions for ministry, the carnal structures, and the religious systems that are generally accepted as normal today. We gathering together all these systems, that are substitutes for the body, and calling them “the hierarchy” within “the system.”
hierarchy >noun 1 a ranking system ordered according to status or authority. 2 an arrangement according to relative importance or inclusiveness
To me, it is obvious, that this “hierarchical system” cannot and must not function within the Body of the High Priest. Why? Simply because there can ONLY be one Heard over the body of priests.
Assuming status or authority, importance or exclusiveness, or religious clicks is simply foreign to the members of the Body of the High Priest! Still, these are clearly standard and acceptable in the “church systems” seen today.
The questions we are now addressing are this; Can we work within this failed system and try to promote change? My guess is, NO! This visible “system” has no vision of eternal things or any comprehension of the total transformation necessary to participate in God’s Eternal Purpose. There seems to be “no desire” among the popular leadership to change anything within the system. The “status quo” is completely acceptable within the system that provides status, authority, acceptance and retirement for their appointed ministries. Advancement to bishop, superintendent, or Doctor / Apostle is the real goal for those who will support the systems.
If we can recognize the “restorations of the past 500 years” and how they closely follow the progressive pattern God revealed in the Tabernacle of Moses for the preparation for the priesthood, we should recognize the much greater opportunities open to us today. These “greater opportunities” are ready to propel the alert and consecrated members into new dimensions of understanding and function. Why? This “restoration” that we are anticipating will certainly surpasses all the last restorations. Why? That is because it advances the believers into the “experiential function” aspect of their preparation / perfection! How? By the inner illumination of the New Inner Man that is revealing the essence and the substance of the Showbread, the Eternal Word of God that can be ingested in this dimension of Priesthood.
To me, it should be obvious, that sitting in a pew and listening to another “message” once or twice a week is NOT classified as “function” in the Kingdom dimension of our preparation. The “professional ministers” discourage “spiritual function” by the believers because they are NOT professional and most of the time a little flaky. A smooth and professional meeting today certainly takes precedence over the preparation of the saints through personal function, the way God designed it. Why do I say that? It is because 1 Corinthians 14 is ALL about the believers functioning within the assembly of believers. Why? So they won’t just remain babies!
1Cor 14:26 What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.
Brother, could you just name one thing that might be different in the Holy Place realm? Well, for one thing worship would be elevated to the Life / Spirit and Truth / Reality stage. But how is that different from the “high” worship in the church today? Today, the worship needs music and musicians along with instruments and an atmosphere in which to worship. I am not saying this is wrong! However, about anyone with a basic understanding can confirm that this level of worship has nothing to do with “Life, Spirit or Truth” worship. True worship, then, is MORE than music or semantics or doctrines or atmosphere but incorporates our personal experience!
Since God is seeking for these “true worshipers,” it is reasonable to assume that His Manifested Presence might be different in that dimension? Where do we see His Manifested Presence in the Tabernacle? We see the High Priest functioning in the Holy Place dimension. Remember, the Third Veil has been torn and now the Ultimate Glory shines through to the Holy Place, a little! It should also be obvious that most of us have NOT “broken through” to that Priesthood realm. Why? We first must “break out” before we can “break through.” I am guessing that those who actually “worship in Life, Spirit and Truth / Reality” realm will know the difference between these realms!
The last of the Outer Court preparations / foundations is the Consecration Offering. This precedes the Second Veil of Revealed and Experiential Truth. In this document we want to readjust the “Consecration Offering” to apply to those few souls who will fully Consecrate themselves to become the “Pioneers of the Future.” That means “the Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek!” Of course, I don’t yet know what that means or how it works! Even so, I can find a scripture that implies something of the future and the preparation necessary.
Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
“The washing of water by the word” is much more than “water baptism” or the “baptism in the Holy Spirit.” While I don’t know what that means, I know what the purpose of this “washing” of the “church” is. That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Well, brother, if we are “washed by the blood” there is no need to be “washed by the water!”
1John 5:6 This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood.
1John 5:8 For there are three that bear witness, the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
The point I am making is this; It is really stupid to ignore Ephesians 5: 26 - 27 or to treat it in some casual manner like “He knows my name and address so if He wants to do that for me, He knows where to find me.” Jesus is actually telling “His Friends” toady what He is doing.
John 15:14 “You are My friends, if you do what I command you. 15 “No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.
I am guessing that even the coalition of media, the books, magazines, the cd’s, radio and TV are functioning as “prison guards” over this failed slave system. Why? They don’t seem to know what He is doing. They are ALL telling us what He is saying but that doesn’t seem to correlate with what He is doing!
Well, brother, what is He doing?
He is preparing a people who will be able to fulfill God’s Eternal Purpose and bring joy to God’s Heart. At the same time He is perfecting a bride to present to Himself! He is also raising up a people who through their obedience will be able to judge the rebellious for their disobedience! He is preparing a Sovereign Government for the world yet to come.
Of course that understanding didn’t come by visions and dreams but just by reading the Bible. But, brother, those who are having visions and dreams do not agree with what you are saying. Yes, I am well aware of that, but I have decided to go with the Bible!
The “prophets” seem to be attempting to revive something from the past. My understanding is that direction should be abandoned and a new direction identified. Why? That which was restored in the past was all necessary in those days of restoration but to repeat those things today just gives birth to more wind!
Isa 26:17 As the pregnant woman approaches the time to give birth, She writhes and cries out in her labor pains, Thus were we before Thee, O LORD. 18 We were pregnant, we writhed in labor, We gave birth, as it were, only to wind. We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth Nor were inhabitants of the world born.
This “break out generation” will not try to learn the “language of the past” or repeat its cliches. Why? It will learn and develop the language necessary to convey the TRUTH inherent within the Holy Place Life and Ministry. This “language” will originate in the Living and Abiding Word of God and will be easily understood by those who can dwell in that place. I am guessing that the WORDS that Paul heard in the Third Heaven could not be translated for or adapted to the dirt realm.
2Cor 12:3 And I know how such a man--whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows-- 4 was caught up into Paradise, and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.
I am guessing that each realm has its own language that can only be understood by those who have attained to that realm. Why? These instructions, rebukes, corrections, threats, warnings and insights are just for that specific realm and would be meaningless in other dimensions. Paul “heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.”
Therefore, I have coined a term; “The Language of the Next Restoration.” This could refer to “the Language of the Holy Place” or the Language of the Showbread” or the “Language of the Seven Spirits of God.” We might even refer to the “Language of the Incense Altar” to signal the “higher” language of prayer in this dimension. Would it be too much of a stretch to call it the “Language of the High Priest.” If He is speaking this the Lampstand realm, who can understand what He is saying? He told John to go and tell them or to write it down in an understandable language.
There is certainly no reason to complicate this next restoration any more than it already is by speaking about other languages. However, it might be possible to discover why the popular visions and dreams of today have so little relevance to what God is doing today. They seem to be of a different language that is foreign to me! Even their “translations” don’t make sense to me! Why? They don’t line up with what God is doing, in my opinion.
Isa 28:9 “To whom would He teach knowledge? And to whom would He interpret the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just taken from the breast? 10 “For He says, ‘Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there.’” 11 Indeed, He will speak to this people Through stammering lips and a foreign tongue, 12 He who said to them, “Here is rest, give rest to the weary,” And, “Here is repose,” but they would not listen. 13 So the word of the LORD to them will be, “Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there,” That they may go and stumble backward, be broken, snared, and taken captive.
According to this, the “prison guards” will not hear or even listen or try to hear and will lead many into captivity. Why? They cannot understand the language He is speaking and to them it sounds like a foreign tongue. In the realms where He is teaching knowledge, the Language is suitable to that place, but to others it is unintelligible. This is EXACTLY the way it should be! Why? Isaiah tells us! “That they may go and stumble backward, be broken, snared, and taken captive.” What is the reason. It is because He is speaking in a language they cannot understand so they are clueless! What is the solution? Move into the next realm where we can understand the Language of that realm!
There is a tremendous difference between preaching the historical facts about Jesus and experiencing the Eternal Christ as inner Life reality. The “theological truths” about Jesus may be extremely accurate and orthodox but the person may have very little understanding or experience of the Eternal Christ, who is our Life! Multitudes of preachers can introduce us to the historical Jesus but who can introduce us to the Eternal Christ? Jesus said that when the Holy Spirit came He would do that! While it is certainly true that our eternal destiny includes both Jesus, the Christ, and the Eternal Christ [the Living and Abiding Word of God], it is the Eternal Christ who is our Life!
Since this is still quite controversial let me explain something about the Eternal Christ who is God and who was with God in the beginning. It was this “Eternal Christ” who is Spirit that was in the Old Testament prophets and it was by this Spirit that they were able to prophesy
1Peter 1:9 obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls. 10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful search and inquiry, 11 seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven--things into which angels long to look.
How was the Old Testament prophets equipped to prophesy about Christ and Christ Jesus so many years before the visible event? The Spirit of Christ, the Living and abiding Word of God dwelt in them and it was HE who predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow! This is exactly why it all happened precisely how they said it would happen.
Since the gifts of the Holy Spirit incorporates man, and his opinions, in the process of prophesy today, the prophesies are not so edifying or accurate. However, those who preach the gospel of the Kingdom are supposed to preach by the Holy Spirit ever since the first Pentecost. Since so much of the “Learned Hierarchy” have refused the Holy Spirit access to their lives and so many are not born again by the Sperma of God, they must preach out of the natural realms of the intellect and speech of that realm.
If they don’t receive the Sperma, the Living and abiding Word of God,[the Spirit of Christ], they can in no way be Christian or be part of Christ or have a valid ministry.
Rom 8:9 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. 10 And if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.
Of course we know it was the Holy Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. Therefore, we know the true Christian MUST have BOTH the Spirit of Christ AND the Holy Spirit abiding in them. Please, notice we are making no distinction between the “ministries” and the other members of His body. Everyone in Christ must have the exact same experiences in these foundation realms. Why? That is simply because without all these experiences-foundations- there can be NO BODY and therefore no body function. When we did the studies on the “seven foundations” we attempted to emphasize that point several times!
Now, why have we reviewed these foundational things?
The reason is quite simple! Speaking to casual Christians about the “break through” or the “break out” generation will be a big waste of time. Why? They have no inner “tools” by which they could “break out,” even if they wanted to. Why? That is because they do NOT have the basic foundations laid in their lives as Life experiences. Without all the basic foundations these “believers” are locked into the prisons of babyhood and many have never even been released from the life of first Adam. They confess that their “sins” (plural) are forgiven but they are still living in the “sin” (singular) of Adam. Why is that? They have not yet experienced death and burial and then been resurrected into Christ and into a completely new Life.
The predominate language in the groups today is the “Language of Salvation and the Beginnings” and this rhetoric revolves around the “Forgiveness of sins.” Mixed into this rhetoric is the “Language of Church Life” with the “Language of Faithfulness in Attendance and Tithing.” We are not saying these things are wrong but that they will soon become Foreign to those who make the Transition into the Priesthood Life and Ministry. Since the “Language” of that Inner Life dimension is different, it becomes Foreign to those who refuse to grow into that realm. To understand this Language it requires the saints to come to the “perfection” in the preparation stages AND make the transition to the Holy Place/ Priesthood Realm. The Greater Illumination in this Holy Place Realm makes the Language Compatible with our ability to understand.
This is NOT as complicated as it sounds. If we are “raised up with Christ” what are the tethers that are holding us in the lower realms? Being “raised up” must apply to the New Inner Man and that in the Life Realm. Does this mean that this “Inwardness that we have been discussing” can actually loose us from the common restrictions of the outward man? Is there another realm of freedom that we are unaware of at the moment? Are some of these “religious restraints” holding us prisoner to the earth dimension? Are “religious traditions” alive in the dirt realm but just produce more dead concepts and promote another orthodoxy without Life?
There is a correlation between what Jesus about the “religious Jewish system” and the “orthodox systems today.” These are related in Matthew 23 and identifies those who are alive outwardly but dead inwardly. They look OK outwardly but inside there is only dead men’s bones. This an observation and not another criticism. The issue is NOT outward but the reality is only experienced inwardly.
In other words; If we have not yet passed through the Second Veil of experiential Truth, which was NOT torn, how will we ever participate in the Most Holy Place where the Third Veil which was torn? Therefore, the Second Veil has become our primary concern today. The Second Veil presents a challenge to each one of us. That means to everyone I know including myself. Since we can comprehend (by vision) some of the qualities, character and language of that realm, it is clear that we still have much work to be completed in the inner man before we can participate in that realm. We are not depressed or discouraged about this fact but we are anticipating that many more saints will understand and give themselves in full consecration to keep pressing on into to these higher dimensions of function.
2Tim 1:9 who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity, 10 but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel---
Since God has “saved us,” it is clear that He has also “called us” to complete “His eternal purpose.” If we are pressing toward His Goals, our confidence is that God is obligated to help us!
Heb 5:8 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered. 9 And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation, 10 being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.
Since the Prototype Son was perfected through suffering, we certainly cannot project an easy time ahead. However, when we compare this with participating in the Kingdom Government of the world yet to come, we understand this is EXACTLY the way it should be!
The casual, the foolish and the ignorant are NOT concerned because they are confident that “WE ARE ALREADY SAVED.” Too much of the “system” has promoted this stupidity!