Jesus The Antivenom

Thinking for a couple days about the promised one, who would redeem the race:

[Gen 3:13-15 KJV] 13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What [is] this [that] thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. 14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

[Rev 12:17 KJV] 17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

It was said to Adam, “you are dust, and to dust you will return”. Curious that the serpent’s meat became dust. Dust, clay, both references to earthen vessels. All things human. Jesus, in addressing the serpent’s wisdom from the mouth of Peter and the disciples:

[Mar 8:33 KJV] 33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.

Concerning the things of God, Jesus said:

[Jhn 14:30 KJV] 30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

I have been thinking on these things regarding the formation of antivenom. The scriptures use the poison of serpents to depict what comes out of the mouth of unredeemed humanity (and sadly many believers, sweet and bitter waters out of the same well). To create antivenom, a treatment for snakebite, etc., a host animal is given a dose of the venom. It’s body creates antibodies which are harvested from it’s blood and used to make the antivenom. In thinking about the seed of the woman v. the seed of the serpent (recalling that Jesus said to a group of religious leaders claiming God was their father, that in fact their father was in actuality, the father of lies, the Devil) it is evident that the enmity and battle are of words. The Truth v. lies. I consider how that Jesus took the sting of death, the bite of the serpent and died. And by the power of God, was raised, death having no more dominion over him. The serpent has no more power to hurt with his calumny and lies, any begotten to God in Christ. The law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Anyhow, the scriptures from end to end depict this Word of God, this very embodiment of the Truth, who said “I AM the way, the truth and the life”, He is the antidote. And the ONLY remedy to the plagues of man. It is very wearying to watch man attempting to work out his problems while completely ignoring the only remedy that exists. For the great barrier is the grave. And the proof of those who have the remedy is the resurrection.

Careful consideration of the transition from Genesis 4 to Genesis 5 declare this. The first man Adam, all die, both Cain the murderer, and Abel who Cain slew. And why did he kill him? Because his works were corrupt and his brother’s righteous. Cain said his punishment would be his undoing, “All who find me shall slay me”. He was seeing far beyond his individual existence into all who he would be the father of. God put a mark on him (and them) so anyone who can see the mark (not many these days) would comprehend that vengeance belongs to the Lord, not man. in Genesis 5, the generation of Adam is declared, the second man. Seth was the figure of the man of resurrection. In Seth, who was given to the woman to take the place of Abel, whom Cain slew, was the promised seed of a deliverer restored, and the resurrection declared. In Genesis 5, all that are saved are declared in Seth, the man of resurrection. What separates Gen. 4 from 5 is the grave. I speak spiritually, and now. The grave is no impediment to them who walk in faith. It is taken out of the way, as it was in the days of Noah. Enoch, the seventh, was translated.

Jesus prayed for them who shall be saved through the gospel in the mouth of his people:

[Jhn 17:14-24 KJV] 14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 20 (((Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word))); 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. 24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

The cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils have no common ground. Sanctified means exactly that.

[Jas 3:10 KJV] 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

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[Luk 17:24-26 KJV] 24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one [part] under heaven, shineth unto the other [part] under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. 25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. 26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

[Luk 21:31-36 KJV] 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

[Mat 16:28 KJV] 28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

[Luk 8:10 KJV] 10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

All of the years I have believed the Lord and read the scriptures have produced in me, ways of looking at, ways of “seeing” things much differently than man tends to do so. I accept the truth, that flesh and blood can not inherit the kingdom of God. And so, I do not enjoin myself with them who are always looking over the horizon, looking to the future and wondering what the Lord will do, and when He will do it. I have learned that concerning those questions, one either sees what the Lord has done, and is doing…or one does not. The scriptures use the phrase, “this generation” throughout. To many, this relays the idea of human generations, broken into specific periods relative to the perspective of the individual, identifiable by the historic events and human affairs of a given time. For example, the “Woodstock generation” might be used to identify people of that time and general popular train of thought.

The scriptures reveal the use of “generation” to also embrace two distinctions. Them of faith and them of unbelief. As one enters the world, grows and learns, and ages, one will choose the one way or the other. This choice is made, and has nothing to do with one’s physical origins, parents, nationality, the prevailing social, religious or political surroundings one is born into.

The book of the Gospel according to Matthew begins with a fabulous declaration. It says, “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ”, the son of David, the son of Abraham. For he indeed fulfills all that were promised both Abraham and David, in one who would be heir of all things, and would be called the “Son of the Highest”. The book of the generation of Jesus Christ begins with what Abraham was told, and believed…that all the blessings and promises of God would rest upon one individual who would come out of him. David also being a prophet, saw the resurrection, and saw Christ seated in the light and power that no flesh approaches unto. Davis called that one, “Lord”. And, as Jesus pointed out, if David calls him lord, how is he David’s son?

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ is presented in three “stages”, if you will. It declares that from Abraham until David are fourteen generations. From David until the captivity into Babylon are fourteen generations. From the captivity until Christ are fourteen generations. Here is the importance of attention to detail (for in the prophets it was said, “a seed shall serve the Lord and be accounted to Him for a generation”). If you count the names, father to son in Matthew 1, when you arrive at the man Jesus, you are not on fourteen from the captivity, but thirteen. This is not an error. The fourteenth and final generation is not the man Jesus, who Himself said, “Except a seed of wheat fall to the earth and die, it abides alone, but if it fall to the earth and die, it shall bring forth much fruit”. The fourteenth and final generation from captivity is all who are added to Christ in resurrection, in faith, from the time Jesus was raised and glorified, until the Father shall decide and shall end the age. For the last days encompass all the days of this generation…the generation of faith. The generation of them in whom Christ is formed in faith, by the operation of the Spirit of the Father, which raised Him (and us) from the dead.

The last days began over two thousand years ago. They will end when the Father ends them. The generation of Jesus Christ is reckoned in the resurrection. Therefore, until Jesus was raised, it was not accounted in the first chapter of Matthew. The generation Jesus spoke of in Luke 21, saying that it shall not pass away until all be fulfilled, is the generation of Jesus Christ, to include all, throughout all this time, who have been, and shall be begotten to God in Christ, and added in faith.

I encourage any and all, not to be overly dismayed at the state of the world. Rather look to Christ in faith, and to the things which He is the complete and total heir of (and we with him in faith). Nothing of the age that was overthrown in the flood, entered into the world and age that followed, save that which went into the ark. I don’t believe Noah spent any time looking out windows or trying to understand, moment by moment, the destruction going on outside the ark. The ark did not take the occupants away from the judgment and return them when the mist cleared. It bore the judgment for them.

Have faith in Christ. Believe Him. Let not man steal your crown. Speculation about His comings and goings, what He might or might not do, etc,. are pointless. Them who dwell solely in such a state are apparently in a state of “unawares”, as in “see that day does not overtake you unawares…in a way you think not”. We are in that day. Either He dwells in you by His Spirit or He does not. And that will determine where you stand in the end of matters. We have a city whose builder and maker is God. We have a salvation reserved for us in the heavens. He is the resurrected, glorified Son of man.

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…before the lamp goes out.

[Exo 27:20 KJV] 20 And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
[1Sa 3:3 KJV] 3 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God [was], and Samuel was laid down [to sleep]
[2Sa 22:29 KJV] 29 For thou [art] my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.
[Psa 119:105 KJV] 105 NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

[Psa 132:17 KJV] 17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

For many days, the verse of 1 Samuel 3:3 has been ringing in my ears. The lamp was the seven bowled lamp stand of one work. It was fueled by olive oil, and was ordered to be kept burning perpetually by decree. The priests were charged with this task, and were thus the weak link in the arrangement.

Samuel was born in Grace (Hannah means “grace”). She was one of two wives of a man named Elkanah (“God has created”). Elkanah’s other wife had born him children, while Hannah had long time been barren. Hannah, in blessing the Lord for Samuel, uttered a beautiful prophetic song. In the song she said:

“[1Sa 2:5 KJV] 5 [They that were] full have hired out themselves for bread; and [they that were] hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble”.

In the book of Acts, the Lord came. The Spirit of God, IS God. And the words of the Lord spoken by the prophet were fulfilled that day:

[Mal 3:1 KJV] 1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

This was fulfilled with a visible sign, as those who received the Lord appeared to have flames sitting upon each of them. Thus the Lord had spoken, “Wherever two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst giving glory to my Father”.

The book of Revelation begins in the same manner, as the Lord walks in the midst of the candlesticks….the assemblies. The candlestick Moses had them make was the light of the Holy place. It was placed in the South side against the camp of the South, the camp of Gad, “assembly”. The candlestick revealed what was in the holy place…and what was not in it. The light of the Holiest place is the Lord Himself. Inner light, from which perspective, all other lights, even candlestick, are outer darkness.

In Samuel’s day the word of the Lord departed from the priesthood, and the lamp went out in the house called by the Lord’s name. The word of the Lord came to be established in Samuel. The people further debased themselves in asking a king, rejecting the Lord.

The book of revelation also deals with the lamp going out in the assemblies, and being established in the individual who has an ear to hear, who overcomes, who follows the Lord. The Lord says to the assembly, to repent, before it’s lamp is removed from “his place”. An assembly with no lamp is a city in which the sound of the millstone is no longer heard. The churches are told to repent and “they repented not”. The “place” of the lamp is signified as the Holy place. At no time ever did the lampstand enter the Holiest. Only They who it signified entered. The Lord and them who are risen with Him. Paul spoke of this “way”, as being signified in Hebrews 9. The scriptures speak of it in Numbers 17

[Num 17:8 KJV] 8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.

Aaron’s rod was raised with a generation, and in that state, entered the Holiest. In doing this, it passed by the man made effigy of a fruiting Almond (the candlestick), fulfilling the meaning of the candlestick, and pointing not to a people of perpetual assembly looking to things to come, but a people of the Resurrection in whom are fulfilled the meaning of these things. We, by faith, are crucified, raised and seated together with Christ , in His great finished work.

It says “when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part, is done away”. When you arrive at the substance, the symbol is dissolved to you. It still looms as a guidepost for them who seek, but we are not called to be perpetuals seekers. The one who told us to seek, said you will find. If you have found, you walk in Him who you have found. The “assembly”, the candlestick, has no place in this. If you will walk, then walk. No seed not yet a completed work, is ready for the harvest. The body of Christ is is a company of complete individuals. The lamp of the house called by many , “the Lord’s house”, has no place in the fulfillment. As a dear brother has pointed out, though we preach the process, we are not in a process, we are in a completed work. Though the book of Revelation begins with the lighted candlestick, it concludes with a people who have no need of it.

Samuel’s life told of these things before. It is worth studying.It says to forsake not the assembling of yourselves together, as the manner of some is. There is the assembly of them who perpetually seek. There is the assembly of those who have found, and walk in what they found. An assembly of complete individuals:

[Heb 12:22-29 KJV] 22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel. 25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape], if we turn away from him that [speaketh] from heaven: 26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27 And this [word], Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29 For our God [is] a consuming fire.

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[1Co 15:35-50 KJV] 35 But some [man] will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? 36 [Thou] fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: 37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other [grain]: 38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. 39 All flesh [is] not the same flesh: but [there is] one [kind of] flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, [and] another of birds. 40 [There are] also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial [is] one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial [is] another. 41 [There is] one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for [one] star differeth from [another] star in glory. 42 So also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that [was] not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven. 48 As [is] the earthy, such [are] they also that are earthy: and as [is] the heavenly, such [are] they also that are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Paul began this writing in declaring how that our hope is not in the world, not in the affairs of flesh in this life. It is in the resurrection. Jesus revealed that the kingdom of God can not be inherited by flesh and blood. It does not either come by observation. That is to say by looking and searching every quarter and point of this present creation and age to discern from where the Lord and the kingdom of God will come and appear. It will come and appear only from where it is. The kingdom of God is within you. In concluding, Paul spoke how that not all will sleep, which is to say, physically depart. But all will be changed. And those who are still in flesh will not pre-vent them who are not. All will be unveiled together.

The undeniable principle Paul used to help the understanding, is that of a seed. The irrefutable mechanics of a seed is that when planted, what comes up is not a big seed. It is what is written and encoded in the seed. All of what was written and recorded in the seed derives completely from the plant that produced the first seed that went into the ground. To say that what you sow is not quickened except it die, and what is sown is not the body that shall come, but what body is encoded in the seed. An to every seed God has given a body as it has pleased Him.

A seed that is planted draws the things it needs from the soil. It processes and builds according to the pattern written in it. As many as have received Christ and believed on Him, have received power to become sons of God. Not which are born of flesh, or blood or the will of man. But which are born of God. And the unveiling and manifestation of this great work is what the creation groans and travails for. Not the product of intermingling and meddling with the world and age, but the product of what begins in faith, is built in faith and in the revelation of Christ in you.

We are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus, unto GOOD works which God has determined beforehand, that we should walk in them. It is expected that we be formed and fashioned according to the likeness of Him in whom we are created.

[Heb 6:1-8 KJV] 1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3 And this will we do, if God permit. 4 For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame. 7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: 8 But that which beareth thorns and briers [is] rejected, and [is] nigh unto cursing; whose end [is] to be burned.

I do a lot of gardening. I know what I am expecting as the end result. What makes it into our house for the table or the pantry, is not dirt, fertilizer, microbes, weeds, bugs, or anything else that the garden on the whole, consists of. And even the spent plants I planted, once harvested, never see the inside of the house. They go either to the compost pile, or if possibly harboring harmful bacteria or pests, they go to the burn pile. None of these discarded things will ever see the inside of my house.

Our crown and hope is our very presence in the Lord Jesus Christ at His coming.

[Lam 5:16 KJV] 16 The crown is fallen [from] our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!

[1Th 2:19 KJV] 19 For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

A great sign is upon us. Jesus said that an adulterous and evil generation is expert at reading the signs of nature, but how is it, it can not discern the signs of the times? The crown eating virus is a sign and a warning. Let no man steal your crown. Our crown is the Lord Jesus Christ, and our re-creation, re-genesis, regeneration, in Him, sealed in us by the Teacher, the Spirit of the Father and of Christ, wrought in us by the operation of Him, through faith and the revelation of Jesus Christ, all to be revealed together in due season. Fire and brimstone, lies and deceptions, perplexity of the nations, the waves crashing, the seas roaring are rampant. Be determined not to go down with a sinking ship. We have received a kingdom which can not be moved. Take heed not to be removed from it.

The great Whore, spoken in the revelation, who savors the things of man, calling herself “THE CHURCH” will be unmasked. The duped nations will burn her with fire. Come out of her my people.

Let no man steal your crown.

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Jesus performed a great many miracles. Among these was the multiplying of food. From a few loaves and fish, Jesus was able to feed thousands. The feeding of a multitude serves to satisfy bodily hunger for a short time, but as the water He gives is a spring welling up within such that you never thirst again , nor visit some “well” periodically to replenish, even so, the bread He gives is within you, a source of nourishment that is always there, never is exhausted, and is eternal. It too, ends dependency upon any system or mediator, and you need that no man teach you, as the Bread of Heaven Himself, according to the truth of the scriptures, teaches you of all things. Jesus, once asked by the disciples, if He wanted them to go buy bread for them all said, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about”. The miracle of the loaves and fish, if comprehended, was meant to convey the truth that the Word of God in a people, breaks the cycle of dependency upon any system or individual, save the very Word in you. More baskets of left-overs are gathered from the multitude, than the original distribution.

Once, after performing this miracle, the uncomprehending crowd decided Jesus was there to feed them, and to sit in the seat of religious and civil government, and bend everything to their convenience. Perceiving that the mob would take Him physically and force-ably, and “make” Him a king (which He already was, though this too they were ignorant of) Jesus withdrew into a “high mountain” alone. When reading the scriptures, which are poetic and subtle, you may find that a “mountain” often signifies the Father, and “mountains” often signify a people, very often the people identified as them in whom the Lord dwells by the Spirit. Interestingly, when “things” get a little dicey in the world, religious folk want to hatch up all sorts of things and “inject” Jesus into them, and at such times, the Lord is often no where to be found.

Perceiving the people would force Him into something He would have no part in, Jesus made Himself scarce. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet returned, so they went down to the sea. ( the “sea” often symbolic in scripture of un-redeemed humanity).The disciples decided to get in a ship and head to Capernaum, which means “a place of comfort”…they sought solace in Jesus’ absence. They had rowed a good way out when the seas were greatly troubled by some great wind…not unlike the condition of the “seas” today. Jesus came walking to them upon the troubled sea, unconcerned by it’s state, unaffected by the mentality-Du-jour. As is written, when they received Him into the ship, IMMEDIATELY the ship was at it’s destination, immediately the troubled ship became “Capernaum”: “a place of comfort”. Ours is not a ship and a journey across the sea of humanity, determined by geography and circumstances. Ours is a ship defined by who is in it with us.

Daniel was of the tribe of Judah, of royal extraction. He experienced many regime changes. The kingdom of Judah, the kingdom of Babylon under Nebuchadnezzar, and his son Belshazzar, the kingdom of Darius the Mede, the kingdom of Cyrus the Persian, beside which I don’ t know of anymore. Daniel’s journey, like ours, was not defined by any of that. It was defined by the fact that the Spirit of God dwelt in him. He was always where he was supposed to be, regardless of what the “seas” or “winds” were doing.

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Three men were taken into a mountain where they saw something. They saw Jesus changed in appearance before their eyes. They saw Moses and Elijah appear in the same transfigured fashion. They saw and heard a cloud of glory and a voice from the cloud; This is my son, hear him. They saw the overshadowing of Jesus, revealed in the glory of the Father, and the glory also revealed in Moses and Elijah, who, as figures of the law and the prophets, had served to testify of Christ. Their testimony coincides with that of the Father: This is the Son of God, hear him.

[Jhn 5:46 KJV] 46
For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

[Luk 24:25-27 KJV] 
Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:  Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?  And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

All the law and the prophets are fulfilled in you, when you believe the one of whom they were given to bear witness. That is their principle purpose. Jesus was asked many things, many times, by disciples looking for answers.

[Jhn 6:27-29 KJV] 
Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.  Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

What is our CROWN (corona)? Is it not also the seal whereby we are sealed? that Holy Spirit of promise who adorns the head, washes and instructs the mind? It is written (of them who have the hearing of faith) that we have the mind of Christ. We are made the benefactors of his thinking. It is revealed in them thus sealed.

The three men taken into the mount and cloud (figures themselves of The Father) were Peter, James and John. Why these three alone experienced this, I do not claim to know. But I do consider that it no doubt worked clarity and sobriety in them, and if you read the things they wrote, you may understand that the things were written from that perspective.

Peter wrote of the experience and said that they beheld, in the experience, the power and coming of the kingdom of God. Moses and Elijah were transfigured with Christ.

John wrote in his epistles exhaustively of The Truth. He wrote how that the Anointing, the Unction, the seal we have received is the truth, is no lie, and Himself will teach you concerning all things. John expounded how that the Spirit of Christ will make manifest, every false teaching and teacher.

James also wrote of  the truth, and of the lie.

[Jas 3:1-6 KJV] 
My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.  For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same [is] a perfect man, [and] able also to bridle the whole body.  Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.  Behold also the ships, which though [they be] so great, and [are] driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.  Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!  And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.


Question: What is the general, aggregate state, mentally speaking, of the average church goer? an estate of faith and peace? or fear?

James writes of the crown-stealing rampant effect of the unbridled, untruthful tongue. He said it (the lying tongue) defiles the whole body, setting on fire, the course of nature, a fire originating in hell (that place reserved for destruction; reserved for the Liar and his angels).

[Mat 25:41 KJV] 
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

(I encourage the reader to read the first three chapters of the book of revelation, and carefully consider the things at work in the assemblies, as revealed to them by the Holy Spirit.)

The “course of nature”, mentioned by James, is a revealing study:

τροχὸν γενέσεως , “trochos genesis”, “wheel of origin”.

A wheel goes round and round. So does the copy machine, cranking out copy after copy after copy, as the flame spreads and devours. Something is copied, it has and origin, a “genesis”. What does James say is the origin? “it is set on fire of hell”.

Question: what is the affect, in the assemblies, of false teaching and teachers?

Answer: Go back and read what James expounded about it.

A virus is a lie. It’s current prominence as an all consuming issue, is a sign, a signification of the times. It enters the cell by deceit. The cell, once infected, goes to work immediately in a frenzy of replication. The cell no longer is even aware it is corrupted. It has believed a lie. The current signification “Coronavirus” = Crown Virus.

[Rom 1:22-25 KJV] 
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

When Peter once contradicted something Jesus said that Jesus must go through, Jesus turned about and said “get behind me Satan, you do not crave the things of God, but of man”. Jesus was not calling Peter “Satan”, was not accusing him of being “possessed”, or any such thing. Jesus knew where Peter’s thinking was from at that moment, and put it down. When many disciples message was rejected in a town, they asked Jesus whether they should call down fire from heaven and destroy the town. Jesus said to them, “you don’t realize what manner of spirit you are of”. I do not believe the disciples were a devil-filled mob, ready to be choked in the sea like a heard of swine. But their thinking in that moment deserved such treatment. It was not wisdom from above.

James went on to say:

[Jas 3:13-18 KJV] 
Who [is] a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.  But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.  This wisdom descends not from above, but [is] earthly, sensual, devilish.  For where envying and strife [is], there [is] confusion and every evil work.  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Jesus once heard a man crying from the tombs…the place of the dead. In the man’s case, the living dead. (in considering the concept of the living dead, read what was said to a church: [Rev 3:1-2 KJV]  ” And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.  Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God”. Could a tomb with a man living in it be thus described?

Jesus came to the man, who ran to Him. Jesus asked his name: “…my name is legion, for we are many”. This man was tormented. He had his own God given mind, but it gave ear to many, many voices. The mind that can not tell a lie from the truth is comparable to a cell infected with a virus. The cell has an original DNA. But it is lost somehow. The cell is driving itself to destruction, replicating a message that does not belong in it. Jesus drove away all foreign thinking from the man, who thereafter was found clothed, in his right mind (his rightful CROWN restored), and sitting at Jesus’ feet.

I am not implying that any are devil filled. But to heed wisdom and council that proceeds from below has the same end.

The churches are full of doctrines and teachers. There are no end of writings and books out there. There is only one book I know of however, which Jesus has gifted the mind of the believer to understand. There are many winds and doctrines out there. But he that has THE doctrine of Christ, has both the Father and the Son (2John 1:9)

This is a lot of words, but the intent is that any reading, might know that Jesus is THE TRUTH.  God, The Father, has mercifully brought to light, and made evident, the fact that a nation lead by many decades of men and women willing to lie to further their own ends, produces a nation so deep in trouble, that it borders on comical, watching them try to back their way out of it. I AM NOT BEING POLITICAL. Let that be furthest from the mind. I am pointing out that the simple lie, like a virus, can have huge, compounding consequences. This message is being screamed world wide, for any who have an ear to hear.

Read. Pray. Believe. Let no man take your crown.

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Sign Of The Times

Perceiving the “Crownvirus” as a sign of the times, I continue to study viruses as well as the immune system’s response to them.

It occurs that “the churches” of Rev. 2 &3 depict five cells with pathogens (foreign intelligence), and two cells that are not co-opted with foreign intelligence. A healthy cell answers only to the DNA it was created with and that it replicates. A compromised cell has been duped into accepting any other intelligence (doctrine, teaching, what have you) which in turn tricks the cell into replicating the lie.

If you make a brief study of how viruses work, and how the body responds to them, you might see a lot of things reflected in scripture.

I have always made a difference between “churches” and The Church. I believe Paul made the same distinction when referring to the “church which is His body”. Jesus said before He was taken up, “The prince of this world comes, and he has nothing in Me”. Again, it is written that if a man sins, he sins without (external to) the body. I have heard many times over the years, the term used, that there is sin in the body of Christ that needs to be dealt with. This is bull butter…hogwash. There is sin in many of the assemblies…many of the compromised denominational institutions, but not in the Body of Christ. If there is, we are all lost in it without remedy. There remains no more sacrifice for sin…it has been dealt with once for all.

Jesus is the Truth. Anything that denies this, adds to it, or takes from it is a lie. A crown virus would seek to change the truth into anything else, while the host still believes it to be the truth.

[Eph 4:11-16 KJV] 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

The teacher, the Spirit of Truth, the mind of Christ is our crown, who sits in and on the mind and reasons with us. All the world is in a uproar now over a virus. It will run it’s course. The next sudden amazement will displace it. But the greater lesson testified will always be there: “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown”.

These verses also can be seen from the above perspectives:

[Rev 21:27 KJV] 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

[Rev 22:15 KJV] 15 For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Years ago, a friend and a brother gave his daughter in marriage. They invited my wife and I to the wedding and I was part of it by playing the bagpipes during the ceremony. This brother is a very passionate man and was quite worked up about the event. The day before the wedding he was horse and not feeling the best. I knew his immune system was probably afflicted by stress. We were driving to the location the day before to rehearse. I remember praying for him, that the Lord would strengthen his immune system so he could enjoy his daughter’s wedding. Mid prayer I saw in my mind, the white rider (and riders) of Revelation and the truth proceeding from His (and their) mouths. As I was seeing this, it came to me that the function of our bodily “white riders” mirrors Rev.19. The leukocytes, white blood cells, are tasked with identifying any foreigner, forming a strategy to defeat it, and implementing that strategy. Armed with truth, the white riders have autonomy in the human body. They can go anywhere, be anywhere, pass through tissue and bone, are not confined to the circulatory system, but certainly move with it. A white vesture dipped in blood can be seen as a blood bath, or also as a cleansing, such as what a the liver does. Ephesians 4 describes the gift of Christ in the body. Part of the function of these gifts, as with white cells, is to identify and remove from the body, whatever does not belong there, precisely as you see in Revelation 2 & 3.

Not long after the wedding experience, I was talking to a doctor that I was building a house for. I recounted the experience to him, curious to see what he would say. he was very excited and told me that it was recently discovered that when a white cell encounters a pathogen, it identifies it, formulates a strategy to defeat it, and transmits that strategy to the rest of the immune system so instantaneously, that medical science doesn’t understand how it can do that. What the first white cell does is instantly common knowledge in the whole immune system. Dr. Clark told me it happens faster that we can transmit a signal. His opinion was that we must have some kind of unifying field or something, that is largely unknown to science. I just smiled.

We have received an unction from the Holy One, and need not that any man should teach us.

Anyhow, THE Church is the ground and pillar of the truth. It is a crown you do not want stolen by liars and usurpers.

[Rev 17:14 KJV] 14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him [are] called, and chosen, and faithful.

Many are called…few chosen. Few see that being chosen is wrapped up in answering the call. (Make your calling and election sure). They with Him, are faithful to what He shows them. They do not deviate from it.

A chief function and purpose of the gifts:
That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
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Often that which is deemed a current event can be more than a current event. One such thing that bears consideration is the Coronavirus which has thrust itself into the conscience of the nations. The word “corona” means “crown”. The Crown Virus.

The second and third chapters of the book of Revelation signify the assemblies, and manner of assemblies in the earth. They are not merely geographic locations limited to seven places, but are significations that go much deeper. Of the seven, there are two with which the Lord has no contention. These two are also the only two wherein the object of a crown is addressed. The giving of a crown, and the admonition not to relinquish it.

These two assemblies are called Smyrna, and Philadelphia. Ointment (anointing), and brotherly love. The 133rd Psalm is worth consideration:

[[A Song of degrees of David.]] Behold, how good and how pleasant [it is] for brethren to dwell together in unity! [It is] like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, [even] Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, [and as the dew] that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, [even] life for evermore.

The anointing proceeded from the head and overflowed every inch of the man, down to the hem of his garment. It saturated and overflowed the linen garments, symbolic of priesthood. The woman who was healed of an issue of blood, touched the hem of His garment. Jesus (the head) immediately perceived it, though the throng of people present saw and knew nothing. In a nutshell, Christ in you is the hope of glory. Christ in someone else is the hope of glory in someone else. In resurrection, Jesus gave to His own, as many as receive Him, the gift and promise of The Father, the Spirit of Truth. It is written that this Anointing which abides in you, is Truth, and is no lie. And as recipient of this gift and promise, you NEED that no man teach you. The Anointing will teach you concerning all things. While many do not comprehend this, and so, perceive the need of anointed teachers, etc., the fact remains, that the Anointing which we have of the Father, will in fact, far exceed any supply via others. The scriptures paint a clear picture of the relationship that should be the norm in the body of Christ, namely that every member holds to the head. The concluding chapters of the scriptures teach you that the light of a candlestick is good, but to have no need of it is better. The reasoning given, is that while the light of sun , moon and stars (calendar based religion) is good and the light of candlestick (assembly/ church) is better; the light of the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb in you, is best. In any orderly arrangement that incorporates man, even if inspired of God, the weak link in the arrangement is always man. The function of an assembly, as depicted in candlesticks, stands or falls with the quality of the human element.  Five of the seven assemblies of Revelation 2 and 3 demonstrate the human element gone amok, and the Spirit warning of this. Where the Spirit of Truth is supplanted by leadership that has left the mark, you have a problem. This problem is not unlike the function of a virus. A virus has no ability to replicate itself. It requires a host. Thinking or doctrine that comes in the name of the Lord, but not from the Lord, is a virus. Jesus warned of the leaven of the Pharisees, how that a little leaven will leaven the whole lump. Jesus also warned that the Pharisees’ means of increasing their doctrine and authority, was proselytization, the encompassing of land and sea to make one convert, one proselyte, who when manufactured (said Jesus) is two fold the child of hell that the proselytizer is himself.

This is a verse taken from Leviticus concerning the High Priest:

And [he that is] the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes: Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother; Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God [is] upon him: I [am] the LORD.    (Lev. 21:12)

The CROWN on your head, is The Anointing!

To Smyrna (Anointing) and Philadelphia (Brotherly Love):

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

In resurrection, the Lord gave us a tremendous gift. The Teacher, the Spirit of Truth, the Promise of The Father. Along with Him, the author of all inspired scripture, comes the opening of the understanding to understand the scriptures. And it should come as no wonder that the Author is able to reveal to you, His thinking. To gain understanding from the scriptures however, you must read them yourself.

The Anointing is a crown of life.

Let no man take your crown.

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As It Was

And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see [it]. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after [them], nor follow [them]. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one [part] under heaven, shineth unto the other [part] under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed [them] all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Saying in the world: “Not seeing the forest because of the trees”
Message of the saying: You can be in the midst of something and not see it.

Jesus was asked by the Pharisees concerning the coming of the kingdom of God. He began his reply with a saying similar to the forest and tree saying. “The days will come in which you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you will not see it”. As the sun rises and lightens the whole face of the earth shall it be. The blind will grope about in the midst of it, and look for it, but will not see it.

Point of consideration: If Christ is in you, He is come in you. The word and title “Christ” has no real meaning apart from the Anointing, the Spirit of God. If He is come in you (and in many others since the resurrection, and will do until the Father sums up the age) …if He has, is, and is yet to come in a people, then the “coming” is under way. What remains to take place is the revealing of all together in glory.

“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, neither knows him: but ye know him; for he (Christ) dwells with you, and shall be in you. I (Christ) will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you”.

When the Son of man is revealed, you will either be a spectator or a participant.


“Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end [is] it for you? the day of the LORD [is] darkness, and not light. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. [Shall] not the day of the LORD [be] darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it? (Amos)

“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard [speeches] which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. (Jude)

Putting two and two together:
“As He is in this world, so are we”.

The days (plural) of Noah. See the forest, not just the trees:

Paul wrote that Levi, being yet in the loins of Abraham, paid tithes to Melchisedec, when Abraham gave a tenth of all to Melchisedec, who blessed Abraham (and the point was made that the lesser is blessed of the greater).

In the days of Noah was one Enoch. Not the Enoch born to Cain. Enoch the seventh from Adam, born to Seth, the figurative man of resurrection. Enoch walked with God and God took him.

[Heb 11:5-6 KJV]

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
But before Enoch was translated that he should not see death ( the death of the flood), he produced a son, Methuselah, whose name means “man of a dart”. It is reminiscent of the saying of Christ, “They pierced my hands and my feet”, speaking of the suffering of Christ necessary for the redemption of a people to himself. Methuselah in turn, bore Lamech, which means “powerful”. And to Lamech was born Noah, who’s name means “rest”. Not only rest for mankind, but rest for the Lord.

All that was done in Enoch, was done in and for them yet in the loins of Enoch.

Enoch: “Place of inauguration”
Methuselah: “Man of a dart”
Lamech: “Powerful”
Noah: “Rest”

Jesus; Filled with all the fullness of God
Jesus; Pierced through for our transgressions

Jesus; In resurrection, comes to us in the Anointing, the Power of God, The fullness of Him in a people. Jesus; Gives rest to us and to God, reconciling us.

The flood saw the destruction of the old world. Everything in it was destroyed. The only exception was because of faith. Enoch, before he was translated, had this testimony: he pleased God. Without faith it is impossible to please God. And from this man who pleased God and was taken up, came Noah, who moved with fear, believed God and built the ark, to the saving of himself and his household. For in Noah only, and in his generation, did the Lord see righteousness. Righteousness only comes by faith. These things came many centuries before Abraham, who also had the righteousness of faith, the law given by Moses not yet spoken of. While the ark was being built, the long suffering of God was on display, waiting for the completed work of faith.

When Jesus said “As it was in the days of Noah”, don’t just think about Noah. Think about all pertaining to the world that then was, and what provision there was to escape it. See the forest.

The days (plural) of Lot. See the forest , not just the trees.

No consideration of that saying is complete without including Abraham. There came a time when Lot and Abraham had to part ways. This time and it’s occurrences, are indicative of a household parting ways, one after the flesh, one after the Spirit. For the time had come that the same land could not bear both the herds of Abraham and of Lot. Hence there was strife between their herdmen. Abraham told Lot to chose where he wanted to live. Abraham said to Lot, that whatever Lot chose, Abraham would head in the opposite direction. Lot chose the plains Jordan, and Sodom because of their natural abundance and outward appearance. In time, because the people of the place were so wicked, Lot became a judge, siting in the gate, meddling in the affairs of the city, all the while vexing his own soul with what he saw and heard, meaning seeing and hearing as a judge. Lot was a political creature.

Abraham. Upon departing from Lot, went and dwelt in the plains of Mamre, an Amorite, brother of Eschol and Aner. These were Abraham’s friends. Abraham chose a life of peace, though with difficulty. Peace comes with solitude, but with solitude comes more responsibility and effort. It takes diligence to survive with a large household and many herds of animals, in a hard land. It is of extreme importance to comprehend that, AFTER Lot was departed from Abraham (Gen 13) the Lord said to Abraham, now lift up your eyes and look, North, South, East and West. Everyplace you see, will I give you and your seed after you. Again, it is of extreme importance to comprehend that all the promises of God to Abraham’s seed were to one individual, not many. They were to Christ (Gal 3). Abraham saw spiritually. He saw many things sitting in his own tent door, where by revelation, he saw Christ (John 8:56). From his sitting in his own tent door did Abraham do his seeing, the tent door of his heart. And all that he saw, he saw in Christ. Lot, from his seat in the gate of Sodom also saw and heard many things. He vexed his own soul every day with his constant interjection in them. And in the end, the very people of the country hated him for it and plotted to defile and abuse him. These two conditions, one Spiritual and one carnal, existed side by side in the days of Lot. Lot minded earthy things. Abraham minded spiritual things. So it was until the Lord would destroy Sodom.

When Lot was commanded to leave, yes, was drug from the place, knowing it would be destroyed, he begged the Lord to spare some little city in the place, just a “little” one for Lot and his family to dwell in. His wife, having been warned not to turn back and view the destruction, was herself destroyed. Abraham, on the other hand, looked and saw the destruction and took no effect at all. Abraham had nothing in the place. He had refused to take so much as a shoe string.

When the destruction came, Lot’s daughters made the foolish proclamation, that there was not a man left in all the earth with whom to produce children. So they induced Lot to sleep with his own daughters by making him drunk. When their nation was destroyed, they though it the end of the world. They could not see the forest because of the tree. Out of that incestuous encounter came Moab and Ammon…adversaries to the house of Jacob.

With the destruction of Sodom, Lot and his daughters saw the destruction of everything. Abraham was seeing a kingdom that can not be moved.

For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words;  which [voice] they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:  For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: And so terrible was the sight, [that] Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel.See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape], if we turn away from him that [speaketh] from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this [word], Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God [is] a consuming fire.

We, as Enoch, as Noah, as Abraham, and as Christ, are not a people without a city and a nation.

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Land of the Gadarenes: Land of the fool’s hope.

The Errant thinking of the Gadarenes: Flesh and blood will inherit the Kingdom of God.

[1Co 15:35-44 KJV]

But some [man] will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? [Thou] fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other [grain]: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh [is] not the same flesh: but [there is] one [kind of] flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, [and] another of birds. [There are] also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial [is] one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial [is] another. [There is] one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for [one] star differeth from [another] star in glory. So also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

[1Co 15:50 KJV]

“…Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption….”

The river Jordan is a symbol among the myriad of symbols employed by the scriptures in order to teach. The style of teaching is in the mode of the parable. The Jordan has it’s origins in the snows of Mount Hermon. It’s flow springs from the mountain, having made it’s way through the porous rock, emerging as headwaters, much as the scriptures speak of the Spirit of God brooding upon the face of the deep, emerging from the garden of God, becoming four heads. Four heads but one flow, going out into the world to accomplish the Lord’s purpose, mirrored as a finished work in the concluding chapter, as living waters proceeding from the great Tree of Life, The Christ and City of the Living God, The Temple of Living Stones, House of Many Houses.

The Jordan springs from Sion the Father, to be manifested, and made obtainable from whence it springs, Zion the Son.

[Jhn 7:37-39 KJV]

“In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet [given]; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)”

This promise is the fulfillment of the symbolic parting of waters and walking across on dry ground. The prophetic proclamation: The Kingdom of God is not on the other side of the grave. The Kingdom of God (now) is within you. You need not die to walk on the “other side”. The “Other Side” is in you.

Abraham pierced through the parched ground to dig the well which became Beersheba, the “Well of the seven fold oath”. Seven fold being explained by the seven ewe lambs added to the flocks of the gentile, symbolizing that the blessing of the Father would be to all peoples. Said Abraham to Abimelech, “I dug this well”. The prophetic gesture: I believed God concerning Christ, who is the heir of every promise. The seven ewe lambs of faith in what Abraham found, mirrored in the seven churches of Asia.

Jesus said to His disciples upon a time, “Let us go to the other side”. The “other side” being the opposite bank of the sea of Galilee. (Not the false name “Tiberius” given it by occupiers). The “other side” being the land of the Gadarenes, Gadarenes meaning “reward after”. The name begs the question, “after what”. The answer provided by the place where Jesus found the reason for going there…the man in the tomb. The tomb where a tormented soul abode, the fulfilled product of the people and their belief system. The belief that all reward is “after” the grave. The summary of the doctrine: “You die and go to heaven”. This unfulfilled tormented soul, with a head full of contrary voices and doctrines, at wit’s end, abode at the place he was taught lie closest in proximity to the “other side”, that place (according to the Gadarenes), being the grave. The Gadarenes, upon seeing their product sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind so terrorized them; so destroyed everything they taught and believed, that they in great fear, desired Jesus to depart from every corner of their sphere of belief and influence. The man found reward on this side!

The Jordan itself prophetically destroys the myth. As it passes into the sea of Galilee, creating two large encompassing shores, it eventually constricts and empties, some 800 feet below sea level, into the dead sea. Dead with salt. Dead end, with no outlet. The waters depart it only by evaporation, ascending up whence they came. The prophetic picture: if I do not find, in this life, the Man who gives living waters, I go to the grave that has no outlet. That Man can be known no more after the flesh. That Man has been glorified, raised, and ascended up to fill all things. If the prophetic meaning of all these things pass me by, and I do not find this “Man” here and now, and who and what He is should not be formed in me now (by faith in Who and what He is and has accomplished for, and in me)…if I do not cross Jordan now, in faith, on dry ground, my flesh will be swept along in a fool’s hope to the dead sea, where the waters depart, taking nothing with them. Paul, as cited above, identifies this fools hope. Be not deceived, God is not mocked. Flesh and blood can not inherit the kingdom of God. Only the incorruptible seed (and glorified body) of the WORD OF GOD delivered to it.

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