The Words of God
Speaking the Words of God
Knowing the difference
April 16, 2016
It is impossible to estimate how many words have been spoken in the Name of the Lord. Most of these words were not edifying to the New Man or relevant to Christian growth or related to New Covenant Ministry. To preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God or to tell His Story requires, or should require, that we speak “the Words of God.”
John 3:31 "He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 "What He has seen and heard, of that He bears witness; and no man receives His witness. 33 "He who has received His witness has set his seal to this, that God is true. 34 "For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure. 35 "The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. 36 "He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."
John 8:45 "But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 "Which one
of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 "He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God."
Rev 19:9 And he *said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" And he *said to me, "These are true words of God."
Luke 8:21 But He answered and said to them, "My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it."
John 12:48 "He who rejects Me, and does not receive My sayings, has one who
judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. 49 "For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me commandment, what to say, and what to speak. 50 "And I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me."
John 14:10 "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. 11 "Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me; otherwise believe on account of the works themselves.
When we are confronted with our prototype minister, the Lord Jesus Christ, and His method of ministry, we soon discover why our ministry was ineffective or failed. We wasted so many people’s time with worthless words that we spoke in the Lord’s name. Let me give an example of what we hear today that is irrelevant. Why? “He who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth.”
The Text today is from this scripture; Mark 3:13 And He *went up to the mountain and *summoned those whom He Himself wanted, and they came to Him.
Brethren, today our text is He went up to the mountain. I have done a study of the mountains in Israel. We might not even call them mountains because the trade routs went thorough the mountains from the east to the sea. On the topographical maps we see the mountain ranges. I have studied the reason for these mountains and the mineral content of these mountains and the reason so few things grow there.
As you leave the meeting everyone should view the large maps at the door, especially the topographical maps to see how the mountains are related to Israel.
You will see that the Dead Sea is actually below sea level and is called the Salt Sea. I have brought some of this salt home and studied its mineral content, etc, etc, etc.
All this is called preaching the word of God but in reality it is a big waste of time. Why? “He who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth.”
This kind of “preaching” is very popular in the visible church, in special meetings,
in conferences, on the Christian radio programs and also by TV ministries.
The response from earth people is; “Oh, our pastor is so wise and has studied all these facts about Israel and he knows all the trade routs and so much about the Dead Sea and its minerals. He is really a “man of God” and has such a wide ministry! I wish you would all come to our meetings and hear our Pastor preach the Word of God. I can give you link to MP3 files so you can listen.”
While this ignorance prevails everywhere, we have scripture by which we can evaluate New Covenant ministry and identify this “ministry” that big a big waste of time.
"For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure!
Well, brother, is there no end to your hyper criticism of the visible church? Actually, we are just stating facts about the Words of God and who can speak them and who can hear them!
Let us examine some Words of God from the New Covenant understanding of what is really relevant.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
How do we know these are the “Words of God?” No human being could possibly think or write in this realm of understanding. Whom could possibly know that the Word of God was God, almighty? Whom could know that EVERYTHING came into reality through the Word of God and that NOTHING came into being EXCEPT through Him. Now, this statement is far beyond the capacity of man to discover. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. This light was so intense and divine that the darkness, that covered the deep, could not comprehend it or stop it.
It was this Light that illuminates men, [us], but is that unique kind of Life that does not originate on earth. This unique Life is the Word of God and this Life is the light (the understanding, revelation, and wisdom) that shines in us, upon the New Inner Man. It is this divine LIFE that overcomes the gross darkness that is in us. That is why Jesus could say “The words I speak to you are Spirit and Life.”
The Word of God is not a sound we hear but the Divine Person who is referred to as HE.
John 1:9 There was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
These are the “Words of God” that refer to HIM, the Living Word of God, and is revealed by the written Word of God. How do we know that? That is because no human has the capacity to know or write such a thing. Without the Word of God these things would be forever concealed.
It was the Word of God, Himself, that became flesh. That “flesh” was seen in Jesus. In all His activities within the creation, His work of enlightening every man, this revelation, manifestation and visible appearance of the Word of God was totally unique.
How do we know these are the Words of God? What human being could possibly conceive such a thing?
This is so unbelievable to any earth person that some explanation should be given.
John 1:13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
There is a realm in the Devine Plan that can ONLY be entered into through new
and different kinds of birth. These births are relevant for each of us in different stages, degrees and realms. For example; (1) Born Again (2) born of Water (3) born of the Spirit (4) Born into Zion. Being Born of God is the first and basic birth into these realms but all of these unique births originate in God and are Divine in their eternal reality! Without these births we will not even recognize the Words of God.
Who could ever imagine that in the same way the Word became flesh in Jesus the He could also become flesh in us. No human could conceive of such a thing nor write it down, therefore, these are the Words of God!
1Peter 1:22 Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, 23 for you have been born again not of seed (sperma / spora) which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God.
Seed here refers to the male sperm, or semen that, when conceived, produces birth. In the natural so also in the Spiritual. The natural seamen is perishable while the divine semen is imperishable. Why? It is the Living and Abiding Word of God. It THIS Divine “SEED” (semen) that is the source of everything in the Christian Life! However, it is this Life, and the growth and development of that Divine Life, that is identified with mature Christianity!
The error of popular doctrine is that more knowledge is the source of Christian growth and that messages contain knowledge so growth is the result of hearing messages! That is the same error (lie) that deceived Adam and Eve!
John 3:31 "He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth.
John 3:34 "For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure.
He who is of the earth and speaks from the earth! He has and speaks “wisdom.” That is not in question! However, that wisdom is earthly, natural and possibly demonic. This produces disorder and exposes every evil thing. This should NOT be too confusing to discern. Why? It is truly exposed by the wisdom from above!
However, much of this wisdom we hear is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.
James 3:14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic, 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. 18 And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
The Words of God should expose every other word that is earthly, natural or demonic and boldly declare that wisdom is from below. Therefore, we must recognize it and reject it. A popular place to broadcast this other “wisdom” is from the radio stations and MP3 players. These stations broadcast “knowledge, current events, conspiracies, tragic things and terrible secret plans of our enemies that are about to come upon us.” Whether these things are true or not is not the issue. Where does that knowledge originate? Is it from above of from beneath? Just look at the fruit.
Our purpose for this document is to identify the “Words of God” and ignore or expose this avalanche of “words” coming from all sides and from below that are not helpful for Christians.
God spoke to both Adam and Eve in the garden. This voice was from above! However, there was another voice that was speaking in the garden and this voice was from below. There were Two sources of Wisdom in the garden AND is now in the visible church. Eve was deceived by the wisdom from below and Paul said we, also, can be deceived by that same knowledge, source and wisdom!
There were two unique trees in the Garden! However, there were many other Trees in the garden and all were good for food but only one is good for LIFE! ONE TREE was good for death. It is amazing how Adam and Eve could not discern the difference when they heard God say it. One is Life and the other is death! It seems reasonable that they would choose Life and reject and expose death.
It is this simple error that exposes so much that is so dangerous in the visible church today. By this time everyone should be aware that the Ultimate goal is LIFE NOT KNOWLEDGE. ONLY IN HIM, the Word of God, IS LIFE. It is the “WORDS OF GOD” that today are spoken as Spirit, Truth and Life!
NO OTHER RELIGION, ANYWHERE, CAN MAKE THIS CLAIM FOR LIFE AND BACK IT UP BY EXPERIENCE. THEREFORE, CHRISTIANITY IS TOTALLY UNIQUE AMONG ALL THE RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD SYSTEM.
A big lie, today, is that all religions worship the same God but they just call Him by a different name. Therefore, all religions are equal! It is true that all earthly religions are equal but Christianity is NOT earthly!
He who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth! This is how we should know!
All true Christian ministers are NOT of the earth and they are NOT from the earth so they do not speak from the earth dimension!
The big difference between ministries is between LIFE AND DEATH. All Christian Ministers must limit themselves to just speaking life, Truth, and Spirit. Every Christian ministry MUST be firmly attached to and eat from the Tree of Life or they should resign from ministry!
All other religions are attached to the wrong tree; knowledge. Any church group that is NOT attached to the Word of God, which IS LIFE, cannot be Christian.
Some religions are just political. Some worship nature, trees, mountains, streams and have a religious environmental philosophy. They even have scripture and may seem to be Christian because they quote verses like “God will destroy those who destroy the earth.” Some worship wisdom, knowledge and philosophy. Of course all that “wisdom” is from below and is in great danger of becoming demonic. It may still be religious but mixed with the demonic.
"For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure.
"He who is of God hears the words of God!
Those who are in the family of God hear the Words of God!
"My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it."
"For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who
sent Me has given Me commandment, what to say, and what to speak.
The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works.
The apparent contrast between these two sources that are speaking is extremely important to recognize. Why?
He who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth. The problem is this; those voices are speaking in every venue that is available! That means in the pulpits, over the radios, through books and magazines, by both CDs, MP3 and TV! Amos 8:11 "Behold, days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of the LORD. 12 "And people will stagger from sea to sea, And from the north even to the east; They will go to and fro to seek the Word of the LORD, But they will not find it.
My opinion is this; It is the next restoration of the Holy Place Priesthood Life and Ministry that will restore “Hearing the Words of God and Preaching the Words of God.” That is not by just preaching more verses from the Bible! Why?
We have been inundated by messages from He who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth but now many are hungering and thirsting to hear the WORDS OF GOD. Most of us are tired of hearing the words of earth, by men who are of the earth, and speak about the earth but in the name of the Lord.
All this talk of earth, the conspiracies of earth, the secrets that are hidden in the earth and the plagues that are about to come upon the earth, the poisoning of the earth and our drinking water may all be true but that is NOT what the real men of God should be focusing upon in this time period surrounding us. The true Servants of God should be focusing upon hearing the Words of God. Why? "For He whom God has sent speaks the Words of God!
If we can discern the difference, it will be a step ahead for us in the next restoration. I am not willing to waste any more time with that earthly foolishness. Why? I am 90 years.