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Glory to God. We are in the study of the lamb of the Book of Revelation, chapter 14. This is part 2, and we are recapping Revelation 14, verses 1 to 3. “And I continued to look at the vision, and there it was: the newly born soul life of Jesus Christ, standing in full spiritual authority in the realm of appearance” -- hallelujah -- “where He could be seen by men. And He was appearing in his firstfruits company, which was separated from Satan in their minds and raised to a higher state of being. And the Father’s nature was engraved in each of their souls.
“And I was aware that a communication came from the spiritual realm of God, and it sounded like it was being expressed through many souls and like an authoritative voice in the realm of appearance. And I s- -- and I understood that Christ was ruling in the mind of each member of the firstfruits company and that each son of God was ruling his own soul.”
Hallelujah. In case you don’t know it, brethren, I don’t know anybody that’s ruling his own soul in this hour. “And the members of the firstfruits company were in perfect agreement because their unconscious mind, even Satan, was in submission to the Spirit of Jesus Christ.” That was where? In their mind.
“And each of their human souls was in submission to their spiritual man, and no member of the living soul can be in harmony with Christ, because it’s impossible for a natural man to bring his unconscious mind, which is Satan, or his human soul into submission unless and until his spiritual state of being has been raised to the higher power, which is Christ.”
Going on with verse 4, “These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed form among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.”
The word defiled is Strong’s 3435. It means to soil. And Thayer, who was the writer of one of the Greek lexicons that I use -- Thayer says that it is used -- this word that’s translated defiled -- it is used only in symbolic and figurative discourse -- that’s conversation -- to describe spiritual defilement. And in oth- -- what did I say? We’re talking about spiritual defilement, brethren, and the example that we have is in Zechariah, chapter 3, verse 3. “Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.” This Hebrew word translated filthy is the equivalent of the Greek word translated defiled. So, what are we saying? That these are they, which are not spiritually defiled with women.
And I remind you that women in the Scriptures typify the soul realm. I just had a conversation with someone about this the other day. I would not argue with her. Brethren, the church world is just going to have to give up this nonsense about the most spiritual woman being in submission to the most carnal man that they could find. The church world has got to give up this nonsense. Soul is female, and spirit is male. And the vessel in which spirit is prevailing, that person is spiritually male. And the vessel in which soul is prevailing, that person is spiritually female and defiled.
If you are a son of God and your soul is speaking out of your mouth without restraint, you are defiled, brethren. You are defiled with women. You are defiled with -- your spiritual man is defiled by your own soul. You take a man that is a natural man, and you listen to what he has to say, and if he’s obviously speaking out of his soul realm, you do not listen to him. He should not be speaking in the church. He should be silent.
You take a believer in a woman’s body, and if she is speaking about the Spirit of Almighty God, you should listen to her, and she should be heard. Because in the moment that she’s speaking by the anointing, she is one with Christ. Brethren, wake up, and stop this nonsense! Wake up, and stop this nonsense. God has moved mightily through women throughout the generations. He’s worked mightily through them. Hallelujah.
OK, now this concept of the woman being your soul -- this Scripture, I suggest to you, in Revelation 14, 4, “These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins.” I suggest to you that this is the second witness to Paul’s admonition in 1 Corinthians 14:34 and 35 to “Let your women keep silence in the church: for it is a shame for women to speak.” Brethren, if Christ is not manifesting in you and you let your soul speak out through you, it is a shame unto you. If your spiritual man is so weak that he cannot rule his wife in church, it’s a shame unto you. Glory to God.
“For they are virgins.” This word virgins is Strong’s 3933, and it simply means unmarried. And I suggest to you that being unmarried suggests not enc- -- engaging in sexual intercourse. Now, there might be a lot of people out in the world laughing at this comment, but, brethren, there was an hour upon this earth where being unmarried meant not engaging in sexual intercourse except for a very few rebels. And I declare to the world, and I declare to this country: You cannot change God’s law. You cannot change God’s law. And if you are engaging in sexual intercourse and you are not married, you are involved in fornication, and you are spiritually defiled. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
Alternate Translation, the first quarter of Revelation 14:4, “The souls of the men, in whom the nature of Jesus Christ was appearing, were not spiritually unclean” -- they were not spiritually unclean -- “because these spiritual men had ceased from fornicating with their spiritual wives even their own souls.”
Brethren, your own soul is the carnal mind. She is producing the thoughts of Satan. And if you are in agreement with her, you are fornicating with her. If you are a believer in this hour, you are two-souled -- soul meaning mind. You have the mind of Christ, and you still have the mind of Adam, which is ruled by Satan. And Jesus had admonished us to rise up and agree with His mind. But we have been agreeing with Satan for so many years that this is a very hard thing to do. But we can do all things in Christ, which strengtheneth us. But it is a battle, and it is a warfare. And he requires us to reject the thoughts of Satan and to agree with the thoughts of Christ. Hallelujah.
I recommend to you a very good message on this subject, message number 69. I just listened to it recently. It’s excellent. If you would like to delve deeper into this or review it, it’s essential. It’s essential that God’s people get this revelation. It’s the word of the hour that we have two minds and that it is a warfare breaking away from the thoughts of Christ and agreeing with this -- I’m sorry. Oh, my goodness. I rebuke you -- that it is a warfare breaking away from the thoughts of Satan and agreeing with the thoughts of Christ.
And He will give us the strength, but we must wage the war. And that’s what’s happening in this hour. And when we come to a place where we agree only with the thoughts of Christ, we shall be in heaven, and the soul realm shall be underfoot. And nothing, by any means, shall harm you. That’s what is going on in this hour. This is what Jesus is doing; He’s saving our mind from the control of Satan. The church has got to start moving into this revelation, and they will in accordance with Jesus’ timetable.
So, let me read this to you again, the first quarter of Revelation 14:4, “The souls of the men, in whom the nature of Jesus Christ was appearing, were not spiritually unclean, because these spiritual men had ceased from fornicating with their spiritual wives even their own souls.” Please note that there will be a period of restored, spiritual virginity before the Lord marries the firstfruits company. Now, what does this mean? It means that they are no -- when you’re a virgin -- when you’re a spiritual virgin, you’re no longer agreeing with Satan’s thoughts.
Doesn’t Jesus call that cop- -- that fornication? He calls agreeing with the thoughts of a spiritual life either fornication or if it’s Jesus, it’s copulation. Copulation is sexual intercourse that’s legal. We are engaged in spiritual sex, brethren. The church has got to start receiving this word. Either we’re sleeping with Christ or we’re sleeping with Satan. And in this hour, we’re all sleeping with both of them, which makes us adulterous- -- adulteresses and adulterers -- adulteresses. I guess we’re all female.
OK. They are no longer of -- they are virgins because they are no longer agreeing with Satan’s thought at any time. And they are being motivated by Jesus’ thoughts only. But they are not yet married to Jesus. Now, what’s the difference between being a spiritual virgin and being married to Jesus? It means that although they are no longer obeying Satan’s thoughts and are completely obedient to Christ, they can still hear Satan’s suggestions, but they are refusing every one of them.
But Satan is still alive and well. He’s down in the bottomless pit. He’s chained with the chain that is Christ, but he’s still talking his head off. And this firstfruits company is rejecting every suggestion that he is impulsing into their mind and agreeing with Christ’s mind on every and any particular issue. Glory to God.
Jesus Christ of Nazareth was a spiritual virgin before the crucifixion. He relentlessly ruled the Satanic, unconscious mind of His natural man that He inherited from the line of David. It was not until His crucifixion and resurrection that He married His own soul. And we are told in Ephesians 2, verses 15 and 16, having done that -- having been crucified and resurrected, He married His own soul. And He abolished in His flesh -- in His own flesh, in the flesh of the man of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, He abolished the enmity.
What is the enmity? Who is the enmity? Satan is the enmity. He abolished the enmity “even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make of himself to -- for to make in himself” -- within himself -- “of the twain” -- of what i- -- the twain means two. Of what two? Of Christ and of Satan -- “one new man, so making peace.” Adam, ruled by the Satanic mind, was crucified to Christ. They were joined; they were married; they became one new man. And Satan no longer could even speak out. He was just brought into total submission. Verse 16, “And that he might reconcile both” -- both who? Adam and Christ -- “unto God in one body” -- and not only in the body of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, brethren, but in the whole body of Christ -- “by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby.”
Brethren, it has to happen in your mind too. The Adamic mind must be crucified to Christ in your mind. They must be joined, but before they are joined, the Adamic mind must be resisted and overcome and rejected in favor of the mind of Christ. It’s a process. It’s a warfare, and it’s grievous. The Bible calls it Jacob’s trouble.
You’re going to see men with their hands on their loins, brethren. Such tribulation as this, the world has never seen and never shall see. And I declare to you, brethren, that when Jesus spoke those words, He was not speaking about the intensity of persecution that we know in this world. He was not speaking about antichrist’s soldiers. He was not speaking about famine.
He was speaking about a spiritual tribulation, a hardship that results from a warfare between Christ and Adam that the world has never seen before, because Christ was not available for the average man to fight against his Adamic mind. Christ was not in your mind or could not be before the ascension and before Christ poured [?the mountains?] -- poured Himself out -- poured out of Himself, sprinkling Himself upon all mankind.
So, the world has never seen a tribulation like this before. Two minds inside of one man’s head, fighting for dominion. The world has never seen tribulation like this before. They’ve seen warfare. They’ve seen torture. They’ve seen famine. They’ve seen persecution. But they’ve never seen two minds inside of one man’s head. And after Jesus Christ completes His work, it shall never be seen again, saith the Lord. Glory to God.
The marriage of these men to Jesus Christ is the swallowing up of their Satanic or Adamic unconscious minds at which time they will never hear his voice again. Jesus Christ of Nazareth was a spiritual virgin, who relentlessly ruled the Satanic, unconscious mind of His natural man. It was not until His crucifixion and resurrection that He married His soul.
And although the Lord does not require the death of our bodies -- and I suggest to you that the only reason Jesus’ body was permitted to die on the cross and be resurrected from the dead was so that we might believe what God was doing in the spirit. God let Jesus’ body die and be resurrected from the dead that we might believe that it’s possible that our Adamic man should die, something that we can’t see happening -- something spiritual. Glory to God. So, our bodies don’t have to die, brethren, but our souls too, just as Jesus’ was, must be crucified to the Christ that stands up in full stature in our minds. Glory to God.
Galatians 2, verse 20, Paul speaking, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” What is Paul saying? He’s saying that he’s only alive because the mind of Jesus Christ is living out through his soul and body. It’s not him anymore. He has been joined. His Adamic man, he says, has been joined to Christ and is in full submission to Him.
So, it appears to men’s eyes that Paul lives. It’s the same body. It’s the same name. It’s the same man, the same voice, the same mannerisms, but he has a new mind. He has a new mind generating every thought, word and deed. And he says that the reality of what happened to him is that Christ is living -- is that he has died, and Christ is living through him.
Now, this word faith -- “and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God.” I want to take a few minutes here to speak about this. It’s a very, very important issue that the Lord wants sent out. This word faith -- he lives “by the faith of the Son of God.” It’s Strong’s 4102. And Strong says that this Greek word translated faith can also be translated fidelity. Webster said that fidelity is the quality or state of being faithful. It means exactness, the degree to which an electronic device accurately reproduces its effect. And I’m suggesting to you that faithfulness to Jesus Christ is the exact reproduction of His mind in you. For us to be faithful to Jesus Christ means that we must think, say and do exactly only what He would think, say and do.
Now, we’ve heard a lot in the church. We’ve all grown up in the church. Have faith! Get faith! You don’t have enough faith! I’m suggesting to you, brethren, that we’ve never heard it preached what faith really is. Every man has a measure of faith! What does it mean? How do you get it? How do you do it? How do you be faithful? Is it a work of the flesh? Do you go to church every Sunday or four times a week? Do you raise your hand when the piano player says, raise your hand? How do you get faithful, brethren?
Well, I’m suggesting to you that faithfulness is fidelity to the Lord Jesus Christ. I am suggesting to you -- now, hear me -- that faithfulness means that when you’re confronted with a situation and you have two choices, to take the counsel of your carnal mind or to take the counsel of the mind of Christ, that you take the mind of Christ. That’s what faithfulness is: that you believe God. Glory to God.
Now, associated with this word faith is the word believe, believe God. How do I believe, brethren? The Greek word translated belief, which is so often associated with faith, is Strong’s number 4100. It means to think to be true, to think to be true. The word faith means to be true, and the word believe means to think to be true. And I’m suggesting to you that we must think towards receiving the thoughts of God. We must desire them. We must pray for them. We must even lust after them before the separation of our thoughts from Satan’s mind and their exchange for the thoughts of God takes place in us.
I’m suggesting to you that when Jesus and the apostles admonishes [sic] the people to believe, to think towards faithfulness, what He is saying to them is, brethren, get a revelation that you’re joined to Satan in your mind and that this joining is killing you. And there is a new mind available to you. You have a written word in a book called the Bible, and if you’re blessed enough, you have the living word manifesting in your mind. Desire to join with the thoughts of God. Desire to separate yourself from the thoughts of Satan.
Know what’s happening. Know that you have two minds. Know that you have to break away from Satan. Know that you have to join to Christ, and desire it. Think after it. Lust after it. Work towards it. Pray for it. Believe. Believe. Think towards God. And if you think towards God, He will give you the ability to be sexually faithful to Him.
Brethren, this word has got to get out, because it’s not being preached this way, brethren. And a lot of people that -- there are people -- the church is filled with people that are overcome by problems, all kinds of weaknesses. Some are drug addicts. Some are alcoholics. Some are adulterers. Some are fornicators. Some can’t get their finances straight. Now, some people are just weak. They can’t stand up for their own rights. They’re being abused day and night. That doesn’t glorify God.
We have to start re- -- well first, we have to get a revelation of what God thinks. How do you do that? You read the Bible. You come to church. You listen to teaching. You find yourself a teacher that God sent you to. No one’s 100 percent right in these days, but you ask God where he wants you to go, and submit yourself to that ministry. And if you think that ministry has made an error towards you, you don’t fight with them. You don’t rebel against them. You go before God, and He will either tell you no, you are wrong or yes, you are right, and I will deal with that person.
But put yourself under a ministry, and submit to it. And take everything that ministry says to you very seriously. Pray about it. If the person makes a mistake, God will deal with them. But I’ve seen people walk through here with such defenses up that they couldn’t receive half of what’s being preached here. You can’t get help that way, brethren. You’ve got to submit to the ministry believing that if an error is made, God will deliver you both. The minister doesn’t want to make an error. Who wants -- I don’t want that on my conscience. But you can’t be fighting with the ministry day and night.
So, what are we saying? Faith means to not agree with the carnal mind but to agree with Jesus Christ. And to believe means -- believing comes before you have faith, you see? You have to get a revelation that you’re unfaithful, that you’re agreeing with the carnal mind and think towards changing, think towards Christ. Believe that God will give you the power to do it, and then comes faith. Glory to God.
John 1:7, “The same came for a witness” -- speaking about Jesus; John the Baptist speaking. “The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.” Well, what would the church tell you, brethren. “That all men through him might believe.” Believe what? Believe the gospel, believe that Jesus died on the cross, and He rose from the dead, and because He did that, you too shall be saved.
Well, we’re saying the same thing. God’s just telling us how it’s going to happen now. Brethren, it’s not going to do anymore. He was crucified. He rose from the dead. He ascended to the right hand of the Father. And by His blood, we’re saved. It’s not going to cut it! It’s not going to cut it. We’re growing up. The church is growing up. We’re not 2 years old anymore, 3 years old anymore.
We have entered into school, and the hour comes where we have to start doing something. We’re no longer being fed and nourished and coddled and cooed. The hour is at hand that we must do something. We have to start understanding this stuff. If you’re listening to this message and you can’t understand it, God requires you to pray for understanding.
Don’t run away from it because you can’t be the big-shot. Do you know how many people have passed through this ministry that want this revelation so that they can go out and be a great one? If you’re here, God has brought you here so that this word can change you, can minister to you, can raise you up out of the realm of death into the high realm of His Spirit. He has not sent you here to lay hold of this revelation so that you can go out and be some great one. Glory to God. Help us Lord.
“The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.” That all men through Christ might find the strength to start agreeing with God, breaking away from Satan and eventually, totally agreeing with God, bringing Satan into total captivity and receiving the life of the ages. I don’t know about you, but that means one lot more to me than anything I ever heard before: that all men through the soul of Jesus Christ dwelling in their mind might find the strength to agree with the mind of God.
1 Timothy 2:16 [sic], “Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy” -- Paul speaking -- “that in me first Jesus Christ” -- “that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to everlasting life.” Paul saying that he obtained mercy -- God saved him from the horrible reprodate conditio- -- reprobate condition of his mind. Why? Because He loved Paul better than He loved the next guy? No, He picked Paul so that He could be -- His longs- -- so that the longsuffering of Jesus Christ might be revealed in Paul, so that Paul could be a pattern to them, which should hereafter -- that’s you and me -- believe on Christ. Or that -- I should say that Jesus Christ should be the pattern, but revealed through Paul, that those that come thereafter -- you and me -- should believe, should believe towards, should look towards a transfer of receiving their thoughts from Satan to receiving their thoughts from Christ, the end result of which is everlasting life. They should agree with the mind that was in Jesus Christ, the result of which shall be everlasting life. That’s why Paul received mercy, brethren.
I have [?a flash for you?] if you’re listening to these messages and you’ve received mercy. It’s not because you are special. Jesus Christ picked you to suffer that He might be revealed in you so that the rest of the world might receive the mind of Christ, the ability to strive for the transfer of their thought patterns from agreeing with Satan to agreeing with Christ, the end of which is everlasting life. When you agree with Satan, you die. When you agree with Christ, you shall live for the life of the ages.
Philippians 1:29 and 30, “For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ” -- that’s us, brethren -- “not only to believe on him” -- not only to have the ability to strive to agree with His thoughts -- “but also to suffer for his sake.” Well, what in the world is Paul talking about? Brethren, when you get this revelation and you start resisting Satan and you start striving to agree with Christ, you shall suffer. Satan shall punish you. He shall wage war against you. And the Lord God shall permit it, for He has promised us that we shall never be destroyed -- cast down but never destroyed.
Don’t be deceived, brethren. You are not going to enter into this program that will end in your receiving everlasting life and continue along this prosperity doctrine that’s being preached in this country. The blessings promised in the Bible are spiritual. And sometimes frequently, for Jesus Christ to make these promises real in our life, it’s necessary for Him to destroy large parts of our soul life, take away things that have been very important to us. This prosperity message is a direct contradiction to the message of the Bible. The Lord has promised to prosper us spiritually. And the spirit lusteth against the flesh and the flesh against the spirit. And the two are contrary, one against the other. You cannot increase spiritually and increase in your soul. You cannot be filled with the riches of this world and increase spiritually. It’s an im- -- it’s virtually impossible. Hallelujah.
Verse 30. We’re in Philippians 1, verse 30, “Having” -- Paul still speaking -- “Having the same conflict” -- he’s telling this to us now. You’re going to have the same conflict that you saw in me -- “and now hear to be in me.” “For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him” -- not only to reach out for the agreement with his mind -- “but also to suffer for his sake; Having the same conflict” -- you shall have the same conflict -- “which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.” Brethren, as you enter into this, compare your life. Line up your life to Paul.
Don’t give me this nonsense about Solomon. Solomon died utterly reprobate -- an idolater, a heathen, a fallen Jew. John the Baptist died a man of God. Micah, the prophet from the Old Testament, probably died in prison a man of God. Elisha s- -- Elisha rejected the money or the gifts that the Syrian general wanted to give him. And when his servant went after it, he became leprous. You cannot have both, and any preacher that tells you you can is a liar and a false prophet. Choose ye this day who ye shall serve, God or Mammon.
When we agree with the mind of God, we shall suffer. Matthew 14:31, “And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” And for those of you that don’t recognize this Scripture, Peter had asked for permission to walk on the water, and then he started to sink. And Jesus said, “O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” And with one or two exceptions, every time I heard this Scripture preached on, I’ve heard it preached from an attitude that: poor Peter, he just couldn’t cut it. He just couldn’t cut it. He just -- if he would have just believed that he could have walked on the water, if he would have just used mind control, if he would have just used positive thinking, he could have done it. Well, if that’s true, brethren, why don’t you get out there and walk on the water? Glory to God. Hallelujah.
I’m going to suggest to you that Jesus was not rebuking Peter. When he said this, “O thou of little faith,” I’m going to suggest to you that he was not rebuking Peter for not having faith. But I suggest to you that Jesus was saying, now, Peter, this is why you failed. Listen and learn for the next time. Your carnal mind overtook you, and you agreed with it instead of agreeing with My mind. You see, My mind said you could do it, OK? You must continue to pray for the strength to resist Satan and join with My mind. Try, and I will continue to help you until you do it.
And further, when Jesus said, “O thou of little faith,” I’m suggesting to you that Jesus meant the smaller faith. If you look up that word little in the Greek, it means the lessor, the minor. What is the greater faith? What is the great fidelity? The great faithfulness is agreeing with Christ. And the lessor faithfulness is agreeing with Satan. You know, when you agree with Satan, you’re being faithful to him. You’re being faithful to your husband. That is the lessor faith, the minor faith, the smaller faith. The great faith is the faith of agreeing with Jesus Christ. And that is what Jesus was saying to Peter. Oh, you who are still manifesting the lessor fidelity, you’re still agreeing with your carnal mind. Now, this is why you failed, Peter, because you agreed with your carnal mind. Keep on trying.
Matthew 17:17, “Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you?” Again, the church world preaches that Jesus is rebuking the disciples: You wicked people. You just don’t have enough faith. You’re sick because you don’t have enough faith. You have financial problems because you don’t have enough faith. Your children are in trouble because you don’t have enough faith. What a lie.
Now, the Greek word translated be -- “Then Jesus answered, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you?” That word be means to exist. And the Greek word translated perverse means corrupt. I’m suggesting to you that Jesus was not rebuking the individual disciples for their personal failure, but He was rebuking the whole living soul as a generation. The generation of what? The generation during which the living soul is ruling in men.
“O you faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you?” How long shall I exist side-by-side with you? How long shall I exist side-by-side with the corruption -- the word perverse means corruption -- how long shall I exist side-by-side with the corruption of the fallen living soul? How long shall my people be so influenced by Satan’s mind that they waver back and forth between our two different thought patterns? The disciples could not cast the demon out, brethren, because at the time -- Glory to God -- there was not -- I’m sorry. I lost my place here. I’m reading my note, and I lost my place. Because at the time, they were not one with the mind of God.
This does not mean simply knowing which curse to break. It is not a question of knowledge, brethren, but it is referring to the power of God that flows through a man when he is in deep communion with God. Can you hear this? Jesus was not rebuking his disciples. He was saying this whole generation from day one until the end since the living soul fell, He’s calling it a generation. How long will I exist side by side with you? Because if you weren’t there, if you were in your place, if you were underfoot, these disciples would have joined with My mind, and the power of God would have flown through them, and the demon would have been cast out. Glory to God.
And, brethren, whose job is it to put Satan underfoot? It’s the work of Jesus Christ to put Satan underfoot in our minds. He calls us to join with Him, and we have to make some effort, but, brethren, it’s His work. This ministry of condemnation in the church has got to go.
But beware of the ministries that have gone over to the other side that say there’s no responsibility on your part either. You are responsible, but you can’t do it without the power of Christ. And you can’t go one step faster than He’s willing to go, because He’s running the show.
Just like a child cannot walk before the legs are sufficiently strengthened. You think a 1-year-old child that doesn’t walk doesn’t s- -- doesn’t desire to walk? Maybe this child will have to wait another month or another two months. He or she is subject to the body. Brethren, you cannot have more faith, you cannot be faithful to the mind of Christ, you cannot heal yourself, you cannot proceed in overcoming your weaknesses any faster than Jesus Christ is doing it in you. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
Paul lived a sinless life because the soul or personality of Jesus Christ, which includes the crucified, Satanic realm that was ruling in his mind, kept Satan underfoot. Paul lived a sinless life because the personality, the soul, the mind of Jesus Christ was living through him, keeping Paul’s Satanic realm underfoot. I find nothing in the Scripture to indicate that Jesus Christ married the soul of Paul, just that He had total authority over him, making -- as I understand it -- Paul a spiritual virgin.
OK, we are continuing with verse 14 in the Book o- -- chapter 14 in the Book of Revelation, verse 4, “These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.” The word follow is Strong’s 190. It means a road. It means to be in the same way with, to conform wholly to one’s example, to be in agreement. That’s sort of like the definition of the word fidelity that we just read, isn’t it? To be exactly the same. So, we could say, these are they, which are exactly the same as the Lamb no matter [?whithersoever?] he goeth. No matter what He does, they do exactly the same thing. We know the Lamb is Jesus. And this word whithersoever is Strong’s 3699, and it means in whichever spot or place. “Whithersoever he goeth” -- the word he is Strong’s 846, and I- -- and this word can be translated they. And we’re going to translate it they for this -- for the purposes of this verse.
And the word goeth -- “whithersoever he goeth” -- it’s Strong’s 5217. And this is a very interesting Greek word. It really means to lead oneself under, to withdraw or retire as if sinking out of sight. And it is used to express one withdrawing from life. And I’m suggesting to you that these spiritual virgins that follow the Lamb, that are in agreement with the Lamb whithersoever He leads them under, are dying to their soul lives, that they are withdrawing from the Adamic life to do exactly what Jesus does, to have no thoughts of their own -- which is what? The thoughts of the Adamic mind -- but to exactly conform to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Alternate Translation, the second quarter, Revelation 14:4, “These men no longer fornicate with their own souls” -- they’re spiritual virgins now; they no longer fornicate with their own souls -- “because they have been completely conformed to the image and nature of Jesus Christ in the very same place where their human souls died. And they now possess the faithfulness of Jesus Christ.” These men no longer fornicate with their own souls, their spiritual lives, because they have become exactly like Jesus. Where have they become exactly like Jesus? Wherever he goeth, they become exactly like Jesus in the place where their human soul died. This word goeth is used to express one withdrawing from life. “And they now possess the faith of Jesus Christ.”
Some of you may have heard it preached that there’s a difference between faith in Jesus Christ and the faith of Jesus Christ. Faith in Jesus Christ is believing in His ability to give us the strength that we need, but we must get the faith, the fidelity of Jesus Christ. We must have sex with nobody other than Him. As Jesus had sex with nobody other than the Father, we must have spiritual sex with nobody other than Jesus. We must reject every Satanic thought.
And, brethren, that’s a process. It’s a battle. It takes time. You can’t do it. I’ll tell you, I -- the Lord has permitted me to have a revelation recently of how powerful the Satanic mind is, and I weep. And I cry out to Jesus to help me. This is a journey that we have to pray ourselves through.
John, chapter 3, verses 2- --
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“Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ” -- John the Baptist speaking -- “but that I am sent before him. . . . He must increase, but I must decrease.” Our soul lives must decrease, brethren, that the life of Jesus Christ might increase. And I’m going to tell you something, brethren, that your soul lives are not going to decrease while you feed them. If you want to lose weight, you have to cut back your calories. You have to eat less.
Your soul life is not about to decrease by God giving you Cadillacs and big homes and fancy clothes and the prestige of this soul life, of this world. I’m telling you, brethren, that if Jesus brings you to a place where He starts decreasing your soul life, He’s going to put you on a diet, and He’s going to start depriving of many things and eventually everything that makes you feel good and have self-esteem in this world. And His purpose for doing it is that you should feel good and have self-esteem through union with Him. It’s a transition, brethren, and it’s painful. I’m not going to lie to you. Glory to God. But it’s worth it. It’s worth it just to have Him with us.
Continuing with, “These were redeemed from among men” -- these spiritual virgins, this firstfruits company. They were redeemed from among men -- “being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.” OK, now, we’re going to deal with the second phrase first here.
I’m going to give you an Alternate Translation of the phrase “being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb” first. Hallelujah. Now, we know that God is the Father, and Lamb is Je- -- and the Lamb is Jesus. The word being is not in the original Greek. And the word firstfruits is Strong’s 536, and it means a beginning of sacrifice, the first part that is offered to God.
And the reason I’m switching these two phrases around is that in the Alternate Translation, I’m going to switch them around. And we do that frequently here. It’s translator’s license. We’ve talked about this on many messages.
OK, Alternate Translation, the third quarter of Revelation, chapter 14, verse 4, “These were redeemed from among men.” “These” -- who are these? “These men who no longer fornicate with their own souls, because they now possess the faithfulness” -- the fidelity, they have the ability to only agree with the mind of Jesus Christ. That’s why they’re no longer fornicating with their own souls. God has strengthened them to do it. And e- -- they are “even the first group of human beings” -- firstfruits now -- they are “the first group of human beings to have their spirits joined to God completely and their souls engraved with the image of Jesus Christ.” They are the first group of human beings, out of the many members of the living soul, that are moving into the promise of Jesus Christ. Which is what? That their spirits shall be joined to God and that their soul shall reveal Christ.
“These were redeemed from among men.” These spiritual virgins, “they were redeemed from among men.” Glory to God. This word redeemed is Strong’s 59, and it means to go to market, to purchase. And there are three Greek words translated redeem. This one, Strong’s 59, is used only in the Book of Revelation. The word indicates the purchase of spiritual substance for the purpose of incarnation.
We’ve studied this on several messages. Revelation 3:18 says, “I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich.” That’s Jesus speaking, and I suggest to you that He is speaking of His tested and proven soul life. “I counsel thee to buy of me gold” -- His tested and proven soul life.
And this Greek word translated redeem or to buy is also found in Revelation 13:17, which reads, “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” And we translated that verse on message number 70, part 2 as follows, “And that no individual member of the living soul might incarnate” -- might buy or sell -- “might incarnate or have the use of a soul or a body, except the one whose soul is engraved by Satan and therefore, has the nature and the body of his spirit that is needed for incarnation in the realm of appearance.”
And there was another verse -- I didn’t put it in here, but we did it in our study, in Revelation 17. I believe it’s the number 32 series, the Mystery Babylon, where we originally discovered that this concept of buy and sell means to obtain the spiritual substance necessary to incarnate in the realm of appearance. If you want to study that message on the 32 series where we originally established it, if you get in touch with me, I’ll give you the number of the message or perhaps you have your own cyclopedic index that you could look it up. Glory to God. You can also review Go- -- the concept that God has sold the living soul to Satan on message number 26. And you might also want to review the concept of Satan’s possession of the living soul on message number 40, part 1.
OK, we’re going on now, and we’re dealing with the phrase, “There were re- “ -- “These were redeemed from men.” And this word men is Strong’s 444. I’ve told you before there are -- there’s more than one word that’s translated men in the Scripture. This is the one that is Strong’s number 444. And it means merely a man-faced creature or a certain man. It means a certain, a particular man. So, what are we saying here? What is this Scripture saying? These were redeemed from a particular man.
But I’m confused because the word among is there. Well, let’s find out what that word among to you -- and so that you’re not having any trouble following me, I’m going to tell you right now that I’m suggesting that that particular man is Adam. “These were redeemed from” -- these firstfruits company were purchased back from Adam. Glory to God.
And I suggest to you that this word among is not in the original Greek. I looked it up; I researched it. Strong’s gives no number for this word. I tried to find the word, as I’ve done in the past, by looking for the Greek word in the lexicon, but it was not there. In other words, I looked in Strong’s, and I saw what the Greek symbols look like. And I went into the Greek dictionary, and I found the place where this word should be, just like you would look up a word in an English dictionary. And it was not there. Neither does this Greek word conform to any number in Strong’s that is translated among. Now, we’ve run into this before, brethren. Why doesn’t Strong’s have the Greek word? I don’t know, but it’s happened several times in our deep studies.
So, I’m suggesting to you that if the certain men spoken about in this Scripture are the many members of Adam, the word that’s translated among in the Scripture must be some Greek word that can be translated the, those or that. In other words, what I’m saying is it should be translated not that these were gathered from -- not that these men were gathered from among many men, but that the spiritual substance of the firstfruits company was purchased from the Adamic man, which owned them. Not from among, because when you use that word among, it makes it sound like a totally different concept.
And I’m suggesting to you that God has told me that what this verse really means is that the spiritual substance of this firstfruits company was purchased back from the many-membered Adamic man, which owned them. And in any event, after I wrote up all of the notes that I just read you, the Lord reminded me that I had another interlinear in the house that I just go to for extremely difficult cases. And I looked it up. It’s called the “Concordant Text.” And sure enough, there it was in the “Concordant Greek Text.” This word that Strong’s translates among is translated the. It’s translated the. This is the second witness to the translation that the Lord gave me.
Now, you know, as we’ve found in other potentially controversial Scriptures, Strong’s makes it impossible for a layman to confirm the translation that the Lord gives you sometimes. The “firstfruit unto God and the Lamb” was purchased or taken away from the Adamic man. That was what God told me. This “firstfruit unto God and the Lamb” -- the Father and the Son -- was purchased or taken away or bought back from the many-membered, Adamic man. And through Strong’s concordance it was p- -- impossible to establish that, but the Lord did establish it through the “Greek Concordant Text.”
Alternate Translation, the fourth quarter of Revelation 14, verse 4, “They were purchased out from under the spiritual authority of Adam by Jesus Christ.” I guess I should have put the Father in there also. “They were purchased out from under the spiritual authority of Adam by the authority of the Father and His son, Jesus Christ.” Who? “These men who no longer fornicate with their own souls, because they now possess the faithfulness” -- the fidelity -- “of Jesus Christ” -- the ability to agree only with the mind of God -- “even the first group of human beings to have their spirits joined to God and their souls engraved with the image of Jesus Christ.” What happened to them? They “were purchased out from under the spiritual authority of Adam by the Father God and Jesus Christ.”
And what does that mean to us? Practically speaking, what does it mean? By the power of the Father God and His son, Jesus Christ, they received the strength to stop agreeing with the carnal mind and to join to the mind of Christ.
Alternate Translation, Revelation 14, verse 4, “The souls of the men, in whom the nature of Jesus Christ was appearing, were not spiritually unclean, because these spiritual men had ceased from fornicating with their spiritual wives even their own souls. These men no longer fornicate with their own souls, because they have been completely conformed to the image and nature of Jesus Christ in the very same place where their human souls died. And they now possess the faithfulness of Jesus Christ” -- which what? -- “which enables them to reject the thoughts of Satan and join only with the thoughts of Christ. These men, who no longer fornicate with their own souls, because they now possess the faithfulness of Jesus Christ, even the first group of human beings to have their spirits joined to God and their souls engraved with the image of Jesus Christ, were purchased out from under the spiritual authority of Adam by the Father God and His son, Jesus Christ.”
Verse 5, “And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” The word mouth is 4750, and it simply means language. It could mean a mouth, but it also can mean a language. The word was -- words were f- -- was found is Strong’s 2147, and that could be translated to perceive. Strangely enough, the King James translates it was found, but it can be translated to perceive, to understand, to see, to realize. The word guile is Strong’s 1388, and it means to decoy, to trick, to be deceitful. If you have guile, you’re deceitful. Anybody here know any deceitful people? I not only find the whole world to be deceitful, but with very few exceptions, the whole church world to be deceitful. Glory to God.
We’re dealing with the phrase “And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault.” This word for can be translated because. And we are going to translate it because for our purposes here. And we are also going to move that word. I hope you all realize that when you study these verses in the Greek, they are -- the words are not in the order that the English words are in. The translator has to reorder the words, and we have translator’s license.
Instead of saying, “And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault,” we’re going to say, “And because no guile was found in their mouth” -- we’re going to put the word because in another place. And the word fault is Strong’s 299. It means blemish, spot or sin. And this is the same Greek word that is translated spot in Hebrews 9:14, where we’re told He, Jesus, “offered himself without spot to God.” Glory to God. Hallelujah. He offered Himself without any contact whatsoever to the carnal mind that He inherited from the line of David. He “offered himself without spot to God.” He was totally faithful. He was not an adulterer in relationship to His Father.
Remember that the throne of God -- well, let me just read you this verse again. “And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” Hallelujah. I put this in the wrong place. I’m going to try and get back to this.
OK, Alternative -- Alternate Translation, the first half of Revelation 14:5, “And because they are” -- “and because” -- you see, I changed the place where the word for was. “And because they are without sin, there was no deceit in the words that they spoke.” Brethren, the sin starts in your mind. If there’s sin in your mind, there will be deceit in the words that you speak. So, the Scripture says for them to be without si- -- for them to speak no deceit, they must have been without sin. And because they were without sin, there was no deceit in the words that they spoke. Brethren, be not deceived. There’s no way a man can speak and be a person without any deceit whatsoever so long as there’s sin in his mind. Something will happen. The situation will arise, the day will come that he will be deceitful unless he is totally faithful to the mind of Jesus Christ.
And we’re continuing with, and they were “before the throne of God.” Remember that the throne of God is the two-fold soul of Jesus Christ. What is God sitting on? He is sitting on a Jesus Christ that is totally in submission to Him. The Father God is sitting on the soul of Jesus Christ that is totally in submission to Him.
And that second phase or the second tier of that soul is the many members of the living soul, the souls of the many members of the living soul that have come into submission to Jesus Christ, which we know has not happened yet. I hope we know it hasn’t happened yet. The Father God is sitting in the realm of the spirit on the soul of Jesus Christ, which is in total submission to Him, which is sitting upon the many-membered living soul, which is in -- totally in submission to the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s happened in the realm of the spirit, brethren. It has not yet happened down here.
Alternate Translation, the second half of Revelation 14:5, and “they are the garment of God, which is appearing in the realm of appearance.” Glory to God. “And they were before the throne of God.” We have many teachings on this, brethren, that being before the throne of God means that you’re standing in front of Him. If you’re standing in front of Him, you’re covering Him. And we know that God is preparing a garment. Why? So that He can be seen in this realm of appearance.
And our example is the Invisible Man, who could not be seen, so he wrapped bandages around his face so that his form or his shape could be seen. And Jesus Christ said, “I am the shape of the Father.” So, when the firstfruits company stands before the throne, it means they’re standing out in front of the soul of Jesus Christ and the many-membered, living soul that’s in submission to Him. And they are wrapped around the Father. They are His garment. And as a result of they being wrapped around Him, He is being revealed in the realm of appearance.
Alternate Translation, Revelation 14:5, “And because they were without sin” -- who? The firstfruits company, the ones that were spiritual virgins, the ones that were no longer fornicating with their souls, the ones that had attained to the faithfulness of Jesus Christ -- “And because they were without sin, there was no deceit in the words that they spoke. And because there was no deceit in the words that they spoke, they are the garment of God.” Or “they have become the garment of God, which is appearing in the realm of appearance.”
Recap, Revelation 14, verses 4 and 5, “The souls of the men, in whom the nature of Jesus Christ was appearing, were not spiritually unclean, because there spiritual men had ceased from fornicating with their spiritual wives even their own souls. These men no longer fornicate with their own souls, because they have been completely conformed to the image and nature of Jesus Christ in the very same place where their human souls died. And they now possess the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. These men who no longer fornicate with their own souls, because they now possess the faithfulness of Jesus Christ, even the first group of human beings to have their spirits joined to God and their souls engraved with the image of Jesus Christ, were purchased out from under the spiritual authority of Adam by the Father through His Christ.”
“And because they were without sin, there was no deceit in the words that they spoke. And because there was no deceit in the words that they spoke, they are the garment of God, which is appearing in the realm of appearance.”
Hallelujah. Any questions about tonight’s message? Glory to God.
Was that the “Concordant Bible” that you used, that you were talking about?
It’s called the “Greek Concordant Text,” and it’s very difficult to work with and very difficult to read. And I only take it out when I can’t -- when I don’t get a feeling that I’ve really heard from God through my other reference books. That’s why I almost forgot about it. The Lord had to remind me of it. But it’s called the “Greek Concordant Text.”
Is it made by the same people that make the Concordant Bible?
The “Concordant Bible”? I think so; I think so. I don’t have that “Concordant Bible”. Is that -- when you say, the “Concordant Bible”, do you mean in the Old Testament, they have it in the separate pamphlets?
The Old Testament is separate, yeah. And then they have one whole Bible, the New Testament.
Right, right. It’s the same group, and what they do is they are consistent. Every time a particular Greek word appears in the Scripture, when they translate it into English, they use the same word. And if you’ve been following the -- our studies in the Scripture, you know that in the King James Version, you can have one Greek word translated 50 different ways. So, these translators of the “Greek Concordant Bible” and the “Greek Concordant Text,” they are consistent with their translation, yes.
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