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22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination.
23 If a man also lie with mankind as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death, their blood shall be upon them. KJV
The Scriptural expression of what we call homosexuality today, is for a man to lie with mankind.
Webster's definition of homosexuality is of relating to or exhibiting sexual desire towards a member of one's own sex.
The purpose of this message is to establish that there is a spiritual application to the physical behavior called homosexuality.
Everything that we see in the earth is a reflection of something that exists in the spiritual realm. Either God put it here, or He has permitted to exist so that we can understand spiritual things. Everything. I believe that we can look at anything and ask the Lord what its spiritual application is, and He will answer us. He may not answer us right away, however, because there may be ten other things that we have to learn first, but He will answer us. The Lord has responded to my questions as much as five years after I ask them, and, with each response, I realize that I would not have understood the answer five years earlier.
If you ask the Lord a question and He does not answer you right away, it doesn't mean that He has not heard you, that He does not want you to know the answer, or that it is a dumb question. He will answer every question that you ask, but you will have to wait until you are spiritually mature enough to understand the answer.
We will discuss both physical homosexuality (which God says is illegal) and its spiritual application, in an attempt to understand the spiritual condition of the people who manifest this aberration.
I am sorry if that offends you, but the Bible says that homosexuality is an aberration, which means that it is not normal human behavior. I do not condemn anyone who practices homosexuality, or who is a homosexual in his state of being, but I do tell you the truth. The Word of God says that homosexuality is an abomination, that it is an unclean, illegal form of human sexuality, and that those who practice it, need help, and the love of God.
Christians who condemn homosexuals need to repent before the Lord, because the Scripture tells us clearly that we, who, ourselves, are imperfect, have no right to condemn anyone.
The Scriptural response to any behavior that the Lord says is sin, is to show the person the love and compassion of God, and to tell them the truth: that their behavior is sin, but they can be restored to right standing with God when they stop yielding to the urge. Anyone, engaged in any kind of sin has the option to throw himself upon God's mercy, and ask for deliverance from the urges that lead to behavior that is unacceptable to God.
Some believe that homosexuality is a spirit, and that the urges will go away when the spirit of homosexuality is cast out. It is my personal conviction, however, that there is a whole personality type that supports the homosexual spirit. Many homosexuals were seduced as young men, or as boys, but every young boy that has been seduced by a homosexual man does not become a homosexual.
Also, young girls who are violated sexually by a trusted authority figure (their father perhaps), may try to regain their power by internalizing and acting out the male sexual role with another woman.
There has to be a proclivity, something in one's intrinsic nature, that lays hold of a man (or woman's) very soul, and drives him to engage in behavior that, if given a choice, most homosexuals would reject. It is my personal conviction that men and women who engage in homosexuality say and believe that homosexuality is beautiful, because they have no hope of a straight lifestyle. I believe, however, and you can disagree with me if you like, that the large majority of homosexuals would choose to fit into normal society, if they had the power to change their lifestyle.
Why is it that one person who is seduced as a child becomes a homosexual, and another does not? We have discussed in previous meetings how the human spirit that is seduced can reproduce the nature of the seducing spirit. In like manner, a young man or a young woman may or may not become a practicing homosexual after they are seduced. Things are just not that simple.
We have been discussing for weeks how we are very complicated beings, and how the human mind and soul are made up of many spiritual components. Accordingly, many diverse factors are involved in producing a particular type of behavior.
I say Praise God for the people who submit themselves to deliverance, have an evil spirit of homosexuality cast out of them, and stop practicing homosexuality. I believe, however, that in most cases, deliverance from the personality characteristics that underlie homosexual behavior is also needed.
Homosexuals can be delivered from a spirit of homosexuality, reject the lifestyle, and marry, only to find the quality of the marital relationship suffering because the personality characteristics associated with homosexuality do not contribute to a mutually satisfying heterosexual union.
There are five Hebrew words translated abomination. The Hebrew word that is associated with homosexuality means something disgusting, and is used to describe an impure garment, especially of things associated with idols and the idols themselves. It is from a root word which means to cause horror or shame.
Homosexual behavior results from an impurity of the soul (spiritual body) that is manifested through the physical body (garment of the soul), and makes the physical body (garment of the soul) impure.
Homosexuality is associated with the worship of idols, and the idols themselves.
All of mankind is guilty of spiritual homosexuality, that is, the worship of idols.
[quote scripture – idols in their hearts]
The Hebrew word translated mankind means remembered. It refers to a male -- the male animal, as being the most noteworthy sex, for example, or a male, as the one who the memorial (memory) of parents is continued.
Mankind is from a root word that means to remember, to recollect, to bring to mind, and to make mention of. Webster says that the definition of the word remember is to bring to mind or think of again, to reward. The word remember signifies the state of bearing in mind, and the word memory is the power or process of reproducing what has been learned or retained.
Remember also means the persistent modification of structure or behavior resulting from an organism's activity or experience.
To keep in memory means to shut up or preserve, to retain. It means to keep in possession or to use, to keep in pay, or in one's service. This concerns all mankind.
To reproduce means to produce again, to cause to exist again or anew and to cause to be seen or to be repeated, to present again, or to revive mentally.
These are all the definitions of the Hebrew word translated mankind.
There are other Hebrew words in the Scripture that mean mortal, or man, but the word mankind is a totally different word.
There is a spiritual application of the word mankind, which means that mankind exists in the mind of God. We exist in His memory. Hallelujah. We exist in the memory of God, our Father. We will delve further into this concept later on.
All of the above definitions of mankind can be expressed, collectively, as,
Mankind, the reproduction of:
He, who has been in your pay, service, possession or use,
He who has been caused to exist again, or anew,
He who has been caused to be repeated, presented again, and
He who is an organism that is being persistently modified, and whose behavior is being restructured through activity or experience.
I am suggesting to you that MANKIND is the whole of the Living Soul, which God is persistently modifying in preparation for the birth of, and future co-existence with, Christ, the fruit of His Spirit.
We found this spiritual principle in the Book of Job, and discussed it in an earlier message:
Not every individual will bear the fruit of Christ, but MANKIND, as a whole, will birth Christ.
Only those members of Mankind who are incarnated at the express will of the Father will bear the fruit of Christ, but all mankind will be restored to immortality, Adam's first estate, because of them.
Mankind is the whole of the Living Soul that exists within the Mind of God, who intends to copulate with each one, and bring forth Christ, the nature of God in their flesh. Those who have not been incarnated at the express will of the Father, do not exist in the Mind of God, and will not be fertilized with the seed of Christ. They will not burn in hell forever, but will live out their lives and come to naught.. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
We are dealing with the spiritual definition of the word, Mankind, which tells us that we are a memory in the Mind of God. We are a manifestation of the Mind of God. Hallelujah. The word, to lie, means to prostrate oneself, to die, or to have sex with a woman.
This message is going to be a tough one. Will someone please pray that this Word will be received in accordance with God's Will?
[Member of the Congregation]
Thank you Lord, Hallelujah, O God, thank you Lord, Father, even now I sense Your anointing upon this Word, even now I break every demon rising up, every spiritual enmity rising up, clamoring and speaking and coming against it, O God, I present the people before you, O God, I present this message before you, O Lord, and all the ministry that would come from it. I present it before You right now, O Lord, and I pray if there is anything in it, O Lord, Father, not according to Your will, cast it down and stop the manifestation of the enemy right now. I pray that you bring Your will to pass. Open the eyes of the people and the ears of their understanding, O God, and anoint their hearts, O Lord, to receive this Word, O God, and anoint Pastor Vitale. Hallelujah, I rebuke every manifestation, every wicked manifestation in and about right now, I rebuke you in the Name of Jesus, Hallelujah. Thank you Lord.
Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination. KJV
The word Womankind is used only once in the Bible, and is not nearly as complicated as the word, mankind. It is the same Hebrew word translated woman, which means adulterous, each and every female. It can mean a woman of every age or condition whether married or not. It is the feminine of Strong's #376, which means a man as an individual, a male or a person, and is also the female equivalent of Strong's # 582, which means a mortal, singly, or collectively but referring to the human race.
The Scripture clearly tells us that physical homosexual behavior is forbidden.
Lev. 18:22, Thou shalt not submit thyself to the fallen Adamic man within thyself, or copulate with him as a spiritual woman who copulates with the old man of her fallen nature. (Alternate Translation Bible),
Spiritual copulation is ordained of old to be between the Spirit of God and the cells (individual human beings) of the Living Soul. But the Living Soul died when Adam sinned, and its parts (mortal men) have been copulating with their own fallen nature ever since.
We have taught in previous messages that the Living Soul that died fertilized its own human spirit and brought forth the Names of Blasphemy, and every evil work. These are the demons that are born within the people who violate God's Law, which is given to protect Mankind against them.
The word abomination refers specifically to idolatry, the worship of graven images, which we are forbidden to make or bow down to. Idols are man-made images of the spirit or demon that the images represent. Demons are the true idols, because there is a demon behind every idol formed by the hands of a man.
God is saying to mortal man, I Am the creator who made man in His own image, wherefore, Thou shalt not carve out a creative work for yourself, in your image. The attempt by anyone other than God to create, or to form an image, therefore, is an illegal effort to envision spiritual reality.
We are forbidden to form images of, or give a visible presence to, spiritual beings that God has not caused to appear in our physical, visible world. But every time we fornicate with the Carnal Mind (our fallen nature) we produce a demon, which is a spiritual idol.
I, personally, do not keep graven images in my house, because I believe that doing so would be a stumbling block for my brother. I do believe, however, that it is okay for anyone who has this revelation in their spirit -- that the true graven images are the evil spirits which are born from the incestuous copulation of the personality with the Living Soul that died -- to have graven images in their home. Everyone has to find their own way with this very deep spiritual truth. May the Lord speak to each of you individually concerning this issue.
Mankind, the creation of God, which we are, exists in the Mind of God. He has created us with His supernatural thought, so we exist when He thinks about us, and we disappear when He forgets about us. God is such a great and supernatural being that mortal man cannot comprehend His dimension, or how He provides for us by His spiritual power.
Adam sinned and fell under Jehovah's righteous Sowing and Reaping Judgment, which banished him from the Garden of Eden. Now, we, Adam's descendants exist in this physical world, where all of our needs are met by the work of our own hands or, by machinery. We grow our own food and make our own clothes.
In the realm of God's Spirit, however, the power still exists to speak to the molecules of this physical world, which respond by coming together to form what we need. This is the realm in which God dwells. He thinks and it is. He forgets and it is gone.
It is very humbling to believe, but the truth of our existence is that, we, the entire human race, Mankind, are a thought in the Mind of God, which can be altered or modified in accordance with His purposes for us.
I can tell you from personal experience that the thoughts that a parent think towards his or her children, mold those children. If a parent has any kind of a problem, if he or she is a negative person that thinks negative thoughts towards his or her children, and the child is not under the anointing of Christ, that child will eventually conform to the thoughts of the parent.
Carol Barnett did a show where she was a rich, but shy young woman who could not relate to anyone. She lived in a mansion and had all that money could buy, but her father hated her. She could not converse easily, dressed like a mouse, and was not at all feminine.
The father hated his daughter because she did not have a husband, but the daughter was spiritually incapable of doing what a woman usually has to do in this world to get married. The situation was self-perpetuating: The father continued to hate his daughter, and to think disapproving thoughts towards her, so the daughter continued to manifest the personality that the father hated. The day the father died, however, the ungodly thoughts that had kept the daughter in bondage, ceased, and the daughter blossomed into a beautiful, sophisticated socialite.
Of course, it was a comedy skit. a big joke, an exaggeration, but anyone who knows anything about Carol Barnett knows that all of her skits are rooted in psychological theory. She must have been in therapy for years.
Another definition for the Hebrew word translated Mankind is to pierce through. We have had teachings about piercing through, that we pierce through the embryonic sac when we are born into this world, for example.
Spiritually speaking, God remembers us, and we pierce through our flesh mind into the Mind of His Spirit. He thinks of us and we are born -- we pierce out of the spiritual womb of our earthen personality, into the realm of the Spirit.
The Lord said that He knew Jeremiah before he was born. What could that be? The Lord thought of Jeremiah as a prophet of God in this realm of appearance, and Jeremiah was born.
God is not standing up there saying, this one will be born at the express will of God, and this one will not going to be born at the express will of God. It does not work that way. God is good. . Neither does God take a seed and bury it.
Mortal mankind is an imperfect reflection of God, which attempts to imitate Him on every level. Human attempts to mold the personalities of other men can result in destruction, but God's influence on mortal man forms our personalities in the image of goodness and, eventually, righteousness.
Mortal man has the power to mold other men that he has authority over, such as his children, his wife, or other relative. Any dominant, strong-minded person has the power to mold the personality and the behavior of another person who is in submission to him. Authority figures can have a positive effect on the people who are in submission to them, but sometimes authority figures abuse their office.
The Lord Jesus Christ elevates us above this natural realm into the realm of His Spirit by modifying His thoughts towards us. He thinks towards us, brings us into His Light, which modifies our behavior, and we improve.
The Living God has the power to cause human birth. When the Lord causes human birth, when He thinks a human being into existence, a part of God, the seed of Christ, is born with that human being But fallen adam does not have the seed of God, so the human beings that fallen adam thinks into existence are barren. They cannot conceive and birth Christ
When God thinks you into existence, you get everything that you need. You get the seed of the beast, the seed of man, which is the fallen adamic soul, and you get the seed of Christ. But when fallen adam imitates God, you get the seed of man and he seed of beast. Fallen adam cannot give you what he does not have. God is not a respecter of persons, but is good beyond our ability to comprehend His goodness. The evil one is the fallen Living Soul, brethren. Hallelujah.
Isaiah 55:8-11, For your thoughts are not My Thoughts, neither are your ways My Ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down and the snow from heaven and returneth thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth. It shall accomplish that which I please and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. KJV
God speaks it, and it is done.
Jesus Christ is the Word of God that Jehovah thought into existence, He is the nature of God in man. Many mistakenly believe that Jesus, the Christ, who walked in the flesh, performed miracles with his hands, but it was actually Jesus' thoughts that performed His miracles. Jesus did things with His hands so that we could understand that He was performing miracles. Jesus laid hands on the sick, cast out demons, and plucked corn on the Sabbath Day, so that mortal men could understand that Jesus' lifestyle represents the spiritual reality of the promises of God. The spiritual reality of Jesus' miracles and behavior were done by the power of His thoughts, and His thoughts were the thoughts of the Father.
The New Covenant, the Creation of God, is God in a flesh body, walking on the earth. When the New Covenant is a reality in our lives, it will no longer be necessary to use our physical body to grow food, or make clothing for example. All of the necessities of life will be met by thinking them into existence. We will be living in the flesh, manifesting in the flesh, but our thoughts will provide our needs. God will not give us that kind of power while we were still living out of our fallen adamic nature, though, because, if He did, we would wipe each other out.
Mortal man, the descendant of the Living Soul that died, has spiritual power, and the name of that spiritual power is Satan, the unconscious part of the Carnal Mind. We can hurt people by thinking evil thoughts towards them, or we can bless and help people by thinking good thoughts towards them. Mortal men are manifestations of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and have the ability to do great damage or great good.
Hitler was a poor man with a demonic dream that became a reality in Germany's Third Reich. Thought power emanating from the Living Soul that died, that modifies another person's thoughts is called mind control, A spiritually weak person who thinks that the sky is blue, can be convinced that the sky is green by a strong personality, who will have, indeed, controlled your mind.
Hitler, of course, is an extreme example, but there are many spiritually weak people in our society today. I do not condemn anyone. That is their condition. I am merely stating the fact that there are spiritually weak people in our society. I see signs everywhere, Say No to Drugs, but many cannot say, no. They see the sign that says, Say No to Drugs, but they also hear the drug pusher saying, this will make you feel good, honey. Which carries more power, the sign that says Say No to Drugs, or the mind controlling suggestion of the drug pusher?
If you are not spiritually strong, if you do not have a vital, internalized, living knowledge of what is right and what is wrong, your mind can be controlled. You can be convinced that evil is good. We see it everywhere today.
Now, those of us who are in the flesh have two opportunities. Some of us are strong in the Spirit, some of us that are not even Christians, they were just raised in strong homes. There are so many factors. For whatever reason, they are strong in their spirit, and they have a knowledge of what is good or what is conducive to a Godly, healthy life. When I say healthy, I mean healthy on all three levels: Body, soul and spirit.
Now, there are a lot of people in the world today who would say that seeking a moral, ethical, righteous life is corny, but such a lifestyle lends itself to a healthy body and soul, healthy relationships, and a healthy spiritual life.
There is a tremendous mind control being asserted across America and the Western Nations today, saying that evil is good. Strangely enough, though, when the liberal, Western mind looks at the restrictive lifestyles of the Communist or Middle Eastern nations, it perceives their moral code as evil.
Restrictive societies do not have the problems that liberal societies have, brethren. They do not have teenagers who have had sixteen sex partners by the time they are fifteen years old, drug or Aides epidemics, children murdering their parents, teenage ruffians roaming the streets terrorizing old people, mugging people, or breaking into homes.
The Living Soul that died, and Satan, the spiritual power behind it, controls the mind of most people. No matter how strong your will is, somebody with a large measure of this inherited power will be able to control you if you are not living out of the Christ who is grafted to your soul.
There is a whole range of human beings in the earth today. Some are spiritually healthier than others. Some are victims of family line curses, hereditary upbringing, or many other influences that have made them what they are today. Despite their diverse backgrounds, however, they will all be overtaken by the intense mind control that is being poured out upon the human race in this hour, if Christ is not the saviour in the midst of them.
We are talking about the power of the Carnal Mind to bring forth or modify behavior in human beings. I see it happening all around me.
There is a Godly mind control and an ungodly mind control. Mind control by the Spirit of God is legal and beneficial to mankind, but the mind control of the Carnal Mind brings destruction and death.
Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you an expected end.
The Hebrew word translated expected means to bind together by twisting. The ultimate end of God's thoughts towards us is that we should be bound to Him, that we should be twisted in one accord with Him, and that we should be one with Him.
Our spiritual being exists within the outline or this physical vessel, which we think is who we really are, but we are much more than this physical body. The things of this world exist outside of us, but spiritual things are inside of us.
God is a super human being of immense proportion, who is both inside and outside of mankind. Those of us who have Christ in the midst of us are spiritual, and, therefore, exist within the entity known as God. But the people who do not have Christ within them are alien to Him. If we do not have the Spirit of God, we are alien to Him.
It is as if God swallowed something that is alien to Him, and is now putting Himself inside of us, inside of the whole Living Soul that died. He is not only outside of us, but, by His Spirit, He is also placing Himself within us, so that, after we are completely processed, He can flow through us at will.
That is the meaning of the word expected end, to be bound together with God. We will be so immersed in Him, from within and without, that we will be truly baptized with the Spirit of God.
The baptism with the Holy Spirit is only the down payment of the promises of God. The fulfilment of God's promises is baptism into His Spirit, which is the Life of the Lord Jesus flowing through us. He will be inside and outside of us, and within every cell of our being. He will flow through us at will, and we will be one with Him. The Spirit of God will be one with earthen mankind. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
Micah 4:12, But they know not the thoughts of the Lord, neither understand they His counsel, for He shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor. KJV
The Scripture tells us that the natural man does not know the thoughts of God. even though he exists and is living a totally independent life within this organism known as God. The Scripture also says by Him all things consist, so if God did not keep us in His memory, we would die.
But the natural man does not know this. As far as he is concerned (and until God gets to him), he is just going about his business and leading his own life. He has no idea what the thoughts of God are, or that God intends to join as one with Him. Mortal man does not understand that we shall be gathered into the life of Christ, so he just continues on, doing his evil works.
Psalm 25:7, Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercies remember thou me for thy goodness sake, O Lord. KJV
One of the benefits of God's ability to modify our behavior is that He forgets our transgressions, and they are gone. God says, you are no longer a homosexual, and you are no longer a homosexual. God speaks your change into existence.
I did not understand the working of prophesy for quite a few years after I was saved. I did not understand what we are talking about now, that God says, you are healed, and His Word modifies your body. God does not take a knife and cut you open like man does. God fixes you by modifying His thoughts towards you.
Today, mortal men are trying to do what God does – modify the behavior of their fellow man. There are many names for the exercise of spiritual (mind) power apart from the Will of God, but it is all witchcraft.
A person with spiritual power can modify your body or your soul (personality) by envisioning you as they would like you to be. They can heal your body, or modify your behavior (help you to stop smoking or drugging, for example), but they cannot bring you into immortality (the absence of death in righteousness), which is the ultimate promise of the Lord. They cannot engrave you with the image (nature) of Christ, or cause you to bear the immortal Christ child, the eternal fruit which is the life of the ages. Hallelujah.
The Book of Jude teaches that the fruit of mortal men who imitate God will incarnate at the express will of Adam, and bear fruit for this lifetime only(the 60 or 80 years that God gives them).
David cried out to God, saying, Remember not the sins of my youth [modify my behavior], and according to your mercy, remember me for Thy goodness sake Remember me as good, and I shall indeed be good, even though mankind is a fallen creation. Hallelujah.
Psalms 136:23 [the Lord s peaking] , . . . . Who remembered us in our low estate. KJV
God is talking about Israel here. God remembered Israel, thought good thoughts towards them, and they were saved. Hallelujah. He raised them up. Glory to God.
Jeremiah 3:16 [God speaking to Judah], And it shall come to pass when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the Lord, they shall say no more, The Ark of the Covenant of the Lord; neither shall it come to mind; neither shall remember it, neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more. KJV
This is an example of mankind's ability to cause something to disappear by forgetting about it. In this Scripture, Israel forgot about God and the Ark of the Covenant. Neither shall it come to mind, neither shall they remember it, neither shall they visit it, and neither shall it be done any more.
First they stopped thinking about Him, and then they stopped serving Him. All behavior and behavior modification arises out of thought.
The problem with our Government's correction system is that it is geared towards changing criminal behavior, but neglects criminal thought. The danger of our Government using mind control to rehabilitate criminals, is the loss of the individual freedoms upon which our country was founded.
There has been talk about this for years. George Orwell's 1984, for example, where the entire human race is taken over by Big Brother's mind control. Our society's thoughts and behavior are in the process of being modified by the media and by our Government, who are telling our children and our society, in general, that evil is good, go for it. It is in today to do what God calls evil. If you do not have the Spirit of Christ (the mark of God), you shall, indeed, receive the mark (mind) of the beast, which is the mature mind of fallen Adam. Hallelujah.
Psalm 9:13, Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death.
The word consider means remember. Remember the trouble that I am having with those that hate me and lift me up. Send your thoughts towards me. Lord.
The Scripture says that the sword of the Lord is the wicked, and the wicked is Satan, the unconscious part of the Carnal Mind. The psalmist is saying, deliver me from the evil thoughts of my enemies by thinking your righteous thoughts towards. This is what begins to happen when you receive the experience that we call salvation. The righteous thoughts and intentions of the Lord override the conscious, negative thoughts (which are curses) of your enemies, and the unconscious negative thoughts of your family and friends (which are also curses).
You have been out there in the world, which is subject to the Wrath of God (the Sowing and Reaping Judgment), and evil thoughts have been thought towards you because of your rebellion. But then you repent, saying, Liftest thou me up from the gates of death, and God starts to reverse the evil in your life by thinking His thoughts toward you. He breaks the curses on your life, pulls the demons off of you, and lifts you up to a higher realm of the Spirit where you need to be to fellowship with God.
From the day you repent and turn towards God, He starts thinking thoughts towards you that draw you closer to Him and catch you up into higher and higher spiritual realms.
For many years I believed that I would be fine after all of the demons were cast out of me. I now understand, however, that a mortal man's heart will continue to produce evil spirits until he is spiritually elevated, because the heart of man is desperately wicked. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
Sometimes believers try to cast demons out, and fail, because the thoughts or activities of the person being delivered are fertile ground for the curse or demon to operate.
Deliverance is not just a question of breaking the demon off of you, you see. God has to elevate you into a spiritual realm that is higher than the spiritual realm that sustains the curse or demon, which, then, loses its power over you. Then you can get the demon out. You cannot go down in the depths of Hell within somebody's mind, and start knocking demons off, because that person's unrepentant mind will only produce more.
Believers who still have problems, curses and demons operating in their lives, are elevated into the spiritual atmosphere where principalities and powers are defeated by confessing their sins and repenting. God is faithful and will tell us what we need to be delivered from when we arrive there
The human race is in captivity. We are the captivity. The rarified air that the Lord lifts us up into weakens the demons. They cannot survive in it. Then the Lord anoints somebody to cast the demon out, and it is gone.
The actual casting out of the demon, however, is the end of a process of deliverance which begins with repentance. God elevates you (which weakens the demons), and then the demons can be cast down and out, because they cannot survive in the rarified air of the realm of God's Spirit.
You cannot stay where you are if you hope to be healed or to have demons cast out of you. You must ascend, people. You have to come up higher to receive Christ and have His character reproduced in you.
We may get some relief from having the curses over our lives broken and the demons cast out of us, but that is only one of the steps that brings us into the image of Jesus Christ, who is the end of everything. Hallelujah.
Psalm 98:3, He has remembered His mercy and truth towards the house of Israel, and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of God.
We are spiritual beings, and spiritual life exists within us at the innermost point of our physical body (the outer region of our being that Jesus called outer darkness). Spirit is measured from within to without, not from head to foot, so our spiritual world reaches from our most internal to our most external point (the delineation of our physical body).
The ends of the earth refers to the soul and the physical body. When God thinks towards us, He thinks towards our spirit and elevates it. When our spirit is elevated, the life of God flows through our soul and through our body. The outermost region is this flesh that we see when we look at each other.
The Lord, through Paul, told us that we are no longer to know men after the flesh, but to acquaint ourselves with their spirit, which is the true reality. Hallelujah.
Proverbs 15:26, says, The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord.
There is that word abomination again. So, we see that homosexuality is not the only behavior that God calls abominable. The thoughts of the natural man are an abomination to God also. A lot of people get hung up on this word, saying, I am good because I go to church every week, I do not knock other denominations, and I do everything that my church requires of me.
Good or religious works, or ritualistic behavior, such as going to mass, taking communion, raising your hands, or speaking in tongues for 3 hours, do not excuse behavior that is an abomination in God's eyes.
The thoughts of the natural man are an abomination to God because He wants you to manifest His thoughts. God will wink at wrong thoughts for a season, but once you are called up higher, He wants your thoughts to change. Your behavior is still an abomination to Him, but He permits it for a season because He knows that you are a beginner. You expect a two year old to wet his pants, so you change his diaper, but if a 35 year old man wets his pants -- that is disgusting.
So, that is what abomination means, something disgusting that God permits for certain periods during our spiritual growth, even though it is still an abomination to Him. Who loves changing diapers? You do it for a baby, but do you love it? Who loves it? It is dirty. Hallelujah.
Isaiah 55:7, Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man, his thoughts.
We are all unrighteous (wicked) before we are saved, but when we come to the Lord, He wants us to forsake our ungodly thoughts. Let the unsaved man forsake his ungodly (wicked) behavior, and let the saved man forsake his unrighteous thoughts.
First you forsake your wicked deeds, and then the Lord gives you power over your unrighteous thoughts. These are two aspects of one process, however, because if you don't eventually forsake your unrighteous thoughts, you will lose the power that you received to forsake your wicked behavior Some religions teach men that they can stop ungodly behavior by beating themselves, but permanent change arises only out of a modified thought life. Hallelujah.
Isaiah 55:2, I have spread out my hands all day, unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts. KJV
The nature of the natural man is characterized by rebellion. Mortal man, walking after his own way, is in rebellion. If you believe that the Bible is just a book, and that you can pick and choose which parts of it you will obey, you are in rebellion, brethren. You are in rebellion. Hallelujah.
We have discussed how the thoughts of God are always good towards us, even when, from our perspective, they are evil, because God does evil perfectly. God's evil is good for us, because it convicts us of sin and brings us to repentance.
We have also discussed the thoughts of natural man and the spiritual power within the fallen Living Soul, which is Satan. The root word that is translated Satan and the evil means whisperer. Satan is the whisperer, because he whispers his evil thoughts into our mind.
Christ is the spiritual force that modifies our thoughts and behavior towards God, and parents modify the thoughts and behavior of their children, hopefully, for the good. Satan is a spiritual force that modifies thoughts and behavior away from God.
An infant that is born into this world has no way of knowing the difference between good and evil, other than to be taught by adults who, themselves, have been taught Judeo/Christian morals. You can teach your child to respect his parents and be honest in this present evil world, which, among other things, encourages our children to fornicate. Christian morals can be taught and practiced even if you are not a church-going, or Bible-reading Christian, even in societies where sinful behavior is accepted.
The Book of Romans tells us that we are all birthed without an understanding of good and evil, but are, nevertheless, capable of good and evil. It is this capacity which makes us all sinners. Behavior modification begins at birth. Hallelujah.
A moral upbringing that teaches about right and wrong thoughts will defend us when the carnal mind whispers against the law that was deposited in our mind. A child that is taught not to fornicate or engage in homosexual behavior will resist the whispers of his Carnal Mind saying that it is okay to experiment. The Carnal Mind is the seducer that is corrupting our children in their very own schools, saying that it is perfectly all right for young men and women to experiment with homosexual behavior because it is a normal, alternative lifestyle.
In addition to God's thoughts and the thoughts of Satan, the unconscious part of the natural man's fallen soul appearing in our mind, it is possible for us to hear the thoughts of other people. A very interesting experience that I have been experiencing,
I and other people who I am acquainted with have had personal experiences over these past few years which have convinced me that it is possible for one man's thoughts to appear in another man's mind. Mind to Mind communication is called telepathy.
Initially, the idea of telepathic communication may be exciting to some, but, in reality, telepathy is fraught with the danger of accepting an alien thought as your own. I have experienced this, and God has asked me to share it with you today. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
God has given me some basic guidelines about how to recognize someone else's thoughts in my mind, and what to do when I discover them:
Negative and ungodly thoughts can come from your own mind, or someone else's mind, so it is important that we use this teaching for God's glory, and do not use it to deny our own sins.
Ungodly thoughts in your mind can mean that you have a spiritual problem and need deliverance, or it can also mean that your mind is being invaded by the thoughts of other people. The power that propels the negative thoughts or ill wishes of other people into your mind is called witchcraft.
A thought that opposes where you are in God, or that is not like you at all should be submitted to the Lord immediately for clarification. It is very important, however, that we approach the Lord fully aware that the questionable thought could be coming from our own sin nature, and actually assuming, in the first instance, that it is the sin of our own Carnal Mind.
Then, after I confess the sin as my own and repent of it, I approach the Lord and ask Him to either confirm that the ungodly thought is mine, or to tell me, if He will, where it came from.
Another person's supposedly innocent or harmless thoughts can enter our mind also. Thoughts suggesting that we should go visit somebody, or that we should go to a particular church, or call somebody on the telephone, for example.
Sometimes I get such a strong impulse to call somebody, brethren, that if I was not where I am in God, I would pick up that phone and call. I have found out, time after time, however that such an urge appeared in my mind because the person that I thought of calling wanted me (whether consciously or subconsciously) to call them, and their thought registered in my mind as my own idea! They might even have been praying that I call, or that the Lord build our relationship, or even binding and loosing(exercising spiritual power) against any powers that might oppose our relationship.
Once a thought of hatred entered my mind. Taken aback and alarmed, I cried out to God, saying, Lord, I do not hate that person, why am I thinking this? Then the Lord showed me that someone else's thought had literally invaded my mind. Christians will be having these same experiences as the Church moves on in Christ and becomes increasingly spiritual.
I have never heard this message preached before, but it is being preached now because the Lord wants His Church to know what she is up against. He wants us to understand that evil thoughts in our mind can come from outside of ourselves, so that when disagreeable thoughts appear in our mind, we will seek the Lord, rather than be condemned.
Sometimes ungodly thoughts are strong enough to penetrate our mind during the day, when we are concentrating on our work, but most evil thoughts gain entrance when we are passive.
Here is another example: I was riding on a bus, heading home after work one day. My eyes were closed and I was relaxing, when all of a sudden my mind was flooded with thoughts of a movie about homosexuality that I had seen. The thoughts were so strong, that I was literally invaded. My first reaction was condemnation. Why am I thinking all these disgusting thoughts?
I did not see God in the experience until several hours later, when a woman that I was spiritual responsible for told me that she was very upset because a homosexual supervisor at her workplace had propositioned her.
The Lord let thoughts of homosexuality come into my mind via the memory of a movie, hoping that I, the spiritual elder that God had placed in this woman's life, would have the presence of mind to pray protection for her. But, instead of understanding that I was actually hearing a spiritual version of the proposition, I was condemned.
This is very important: The true event, that my disciple was being propositioned by a homosexual supervisor, did not appear in my mind. Thoughts of homosexuality via the memory of a movie appeared in my mind, and I did not know that I was supposed to ask the Lord for an interpretation of that spiritual message.
Instead of saying, Lord, What do these thoughts mean? Does someone need prayer? What do you want me to do about this? I responded on a carnal level, thought that I was thinking homosexual thoughts, and got all upset.
The Lord is telling us that we are moving on in the realm of the Spirit, and that, as we acquire the necessary knowledge and experience and become strong enough to bear it, we will hear other people's thoughts so that we can help them.
When foreign or wrong thoughts, such as hatred, murder or homosexuality appear in our mind, we are to seek the Lord immediately as to their source, and ask the Lord what He wants us to do about it.
Remember, spiritual communications in the form of thoughts or memories (thought forms) do not impart a true understanding of the message they carry. Thought forms must be interpreted by the Spirit of Christ.
Mature believers are moving into a spiritual realm where we will receive significant power to help people from afar. Everyone that needs help does not look for it in a church, because, either they don't realize that they need spiritual help, or don't know where to find it if they are aware that they need it.
A woman approached me the other day, saying that she was upset because she was drawn to a man in her office, but did not think that the attraction was from the Lord. We prayed for her and the Lord revealed that there was a seduction coming from the man. The man had powerful witchcraft in his mind, and the woman was blaming herself for recognizing the seduction.
Can you hear it? The man's lust was appearing in the disinterested woman's mind as attraction for him, a man that she knew the Lord would not approve of. Most Christians would not even think of asking for prayer in a situation like this. They would most likely hold the matter in their heart, and be upset all by themselves The Lord is moving us into a realm of the Spirit where we can help the weak in a new, more spiritual way.
Here is another interesting experience I had before God raised up Living Epistles: I walked into the ladies room at work, and, suddenly, I saw a vision of myself with a microphone in my hand. I was in a pulpit, saying, There is someone in the congregation that has such and such a problem (I cannot remember what it was), and if you come up to the altar, the Lord will heal you. The person came up, I laid hands on him, and he was healed. Then, I walked out of the ladies room, saying, What in the world was that all about? But I never asked the Lord if someone needed help.
When I got home that night, there was a message on my answering machine from someone who was having a severe problem in the exact area that I had prayed for in my spiritual experience. If I would have just asked the Lord who the person in that spiritual experience was, or what He (the Lord) wanted me to do, I could have prayed right then and there. But, because of my ignorance, the person who was in need of prayer had to wait eight hours, until I arrived home and retrieved the message from my answering machine, to receive prayer.
This is what we are moving into, brethren. The Lord is commissioning us to do spiritual works by His Spirit. We are a spiritual people, and we are becoming more and more spiritual as we ascend.
It is okay to sit here and wait for someone to walk in off the street and ask for prayer, so that we can lay hands on them and see them healed. That is very fine and good, and the Lord is not telling us to stop doing that. He is, however, moving us into something greater and spiritually higher.
I, personally, am very excited about the Lord communicating with us by bringing thought messages into our mind. Sometimes those thought forms might shock us, but, nevertheless, the result of this kind of spiritual ministry is glorious. Do you know that when we come into the spiritual realm where we have this kind of power, we will just think of ourselves on the other side of the world, and we will be there? I am not talking about traveling in the Spirit, brethren. The whole man, spirit, soul and body, will fly in the Spirit, when the Spirit of Christ rules our whole being.
Now, I am really excited, because a few years ago there was a lot of talk in the church that I was attending about traveling in the Spirit. It sounded so exciting to me, that I never bothered to ask the Lord about where I would travel to. I just wanted the experience.
At that time, there were two people in the church who claimed that they had traveled in the Spirit So, I went before the Lord saying, Lord, I want it too, can I have it too? The Lord answered me, saying, not now. Then, I said, that is all right Lord, I know that you have given me so many experiences in God, and blessed me beyond measure, so, if I never travel in the Spirit, it will be okay. But, I am telling you that I would like that experience. After that, I did receive a prophesy that I would travel in the Spirit, still never even wondering where I would travel to.
At the time, I could not understand why I had to wait years for the experience, when the other two people received it right away. It turned out, however, and this is my opinion, that those two women did not travel in the Spirit of God. They traveled in another Spirit.
I realized that the first woman's experience was not of God as soon as I heard her testimony, and I was not sure about the second woman. The Lord just spoke to me recently, three years later, and told me that the way to find out whether spiritual travel is of the Lord, or not, is to examine the events associated with the trip. The second woman told me that, as she traveled in the spirit, she saw fire, devastation and destruction coming, and that she executed the judgments of God upon mankind. But the Lord told me that when we travel in His Spirit, we go as angels of mercy and life, not as angels of destruction.
It was three years ago that the Lord told me that I would travel in the Spirit, and recently I have had a tremendous urge to buy luggage. I even said to xxxxxxx, the Lord is telling me that I will be traveling, but I do not know where.
Luggage is not cheap, you know, so I would go right up to the window of a luggage store near where I was working, and say to the Lord, do you really want me to purchase this luggage? I could not bring myself to purchase the luggage, but I walked up to that store window several times a week and just looked at it. Then I would say, all right Lord, you know everything. Please tell me what is happening.
Eventually I traveled to Nigeria, and a dear sister in the Lord bought the luggage for me.
I have not watched TV in a very long time, but the other night the Lord told me to turn the TV on . A man was giving a testimony on the 700 Club, about how very ill he had been, and how he had needed brain surgery. He went on to say that the night before the brain surgery, a woman dressed in hospital greens came to him and his wife, who was by his bed, and said to them, You do not know me, but I know you. I am going to pray for you, and you and you will not need this brain surgery. They prayed and the woman left. After that, the man's wife walked after the woman to look for her, but she was gone. Then, there was a big discussion on the 700 Club, as to whether or not the woman in hospital greens was an angel. Then the Lord said to me, this is the true traveling in the Spirit. I will literally think you into a place where I want you to go, and you will travel there to do the good works of my Spirit.
We have discussed recently, how about this natural world is a mirror, or opposite image of the spiritual realm. Look at how the church operates in this world. If you are a mortal person who needs spiritual help, you have to bring yourself to a church, wait until the prayer line is opened, and then wait for a man to lay hands on you. The ministry available through the church today is external, it is outward, in the natural realm. Bit, ministry that arises out of the realm of the Spirit, is ordained by the Lord. God sends you. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
God sends His spiritual ministers to the people who may not be strong enough, or may not know how, or where to go to get help. God will send us right to them by thinking us there.
I am going to wind this message down with some Scriptures from the New Testament. God is calling us to be a spiritual people, brethren, which means that we have to rise up out of this natural realm, and the ascension begins in our mind. We start to rise by hearing the things that you have heard today and then believing that God has the ability to do them. Then the actual events manifest in the natural realm. Hallelujah.
Acts 17:22-28. Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' Hill, and said, 'Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of Heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men, for to dwell on all the face of the earth and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from everyone of us; For in Him we live and move and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. KJV
Glory to God. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
Verse 25 tells us that God does not need anything from our hands, brethren. This means that when we raise our hands before God and worship Him, we are the one that is blessed. Hallelujah. We are the one that is blessed, because God is the giver, and man is the receiver. He giveth to all, life and breath and all things. Hallelujah
Verse 26. And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth and hath determined the times before appointed and the bounds of their habitation. KJV
The Greek word translated determined is horizo. The English word horizon is derived from horizo. It means to mark out or bound to a point, to a degree, to specify, to declare, to determine, or to limit, or ordain. It is from a root that means a boundary line, a frontier region, or a coast. The Hebrew equivalent of horizo is Strong's #1366, and it means a twisted cord, a boundary in territory, enclosed.
This Hebrew word is found in Psalms 106:9, where it is translated, and the boundary of the sea. We know that the sea typifies the Living Soul that died. Hallelujah. This word is from a root that means a twisted rope, a mountain, or a chain of mountains. Earlier in this message, we spoke about the Hebrew word translated expected, which is translated to be bound together with God in Jeremiah 29:11.
This is what God is saying in Acts 17: 26. Here it is again, Hallelujah: And hath made of one blood, all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth and hath determined the times. He has joined the times, He twisted them together. Hallelujah.
The word times is a measure of time, or a set or proper time. This word does not have the same meaning as the Greek word aeon which means age, the life of the ages, or the age that will never end. The Greek word translated times, talks about a period of time that will end, a time that has a limit. It is the direct opposite of the Greek word aeon, which refers to the eternal, or unending life of the ages. Hallelujah.
The words before appointed mean to be pre-arranged, to put in front of, to assign to a certain position. The word bounds means a limit, placing boundaries. Hallelujah. It is from a word that means to be in a passive and a horizontal position. Habitation means coastline, and the Hebrew equivalent is the space included within certain borders. This word refers to the whole extent of Egypt, which is the natural man. We have already discussed how we, ourselves, are a physical outline that delineates spiritual life.
Here is the King James Version of Acts 17:26, which is followed by the Alternate Translation.
Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation. KJV
Acts 17:26, He has decreed or specified that all the earthen nations that descended from [fallen] adam, who were twisted together with Him before the earth was founded [but] are [now] lying in a passive and horizontal position for a pre-determined period of time, [will be] assigned a position in the age that will never end, at the fit and proper time. (Alternate Translation Bible)
The Lord is determined that those of us who are here in the earth for a pre-determined period of time should be joined to Him, twisted together with Him like a cord, and He refers to us as those that are in a passive and horizontal position.
Humanity is in the process of being raised up and restored to its first estate. The Scripture describes people without spiritual power as being in a bed, so the first thing that the Lord does, is to sit us up in bed. Then He gets us out of the bed. We do not go from spiritual passivity to spiritual strength overnight. Regeneration is a process that would destroy us if we experienced it too quickly. Our flesh would burn up. We would never survive it. Hallelujah. Glory to God..
Acts 17: 27, That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him and find Him, though He be not far from everyone of us. KJV
The Greek word seek means to worship God and to search for something hidden. The word feel is a very complicated word. It means to verify by contact, to search for, to handle, to touch. It is from two Greek roots which mean to rub or touch the surface, to play a stringed instrument, to be a pebble which is worn down smooth by handling, to get a verdict of acquittal, or a ticket of admission. Hallelujah.
The Greek word translated after means to be made equal to. One would not expect such a powerful word to be translated after. The word fine means to proceed, to see, to meet with, to find anything sought. The word far means at a distance.
Acts 17:27, That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him and find Him, though He be not far from everyone of us. KJV
That they should search for the hidden things of God, so that, perhaps, they might verify His reality by perceiving or finding Him, contacting and meeting with Him, and touching Him, which can only be accomplished by sharing His experience of being handled, rubbed and worn smooth, and receiving a verdict of acquittal and admittance to the Kingdom of God. (Alternate Translation Bible)
The only way we going to meet with Him and find Him is to go through what He went through. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
Verse 28. For in Him, we live and move and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. KJV
This is the point that supports what we have been talking about all morning: We are NOT separate from God. The Lord is a supernatural being that both saved and unsaved people are a part of. We exist within Him and are a part of His being. Hallelujah.
The Greek word live is translated to be among the living, eternal life, resurrection life, spiritual life. The Greek word translated move means to stir, or to set in motion, and the Hebrew equivalent means to rouse from sleep. Webster says to move means to change one's residence or location. The Greek word being means to exist. Webster says that to exist means to have being in space or time.
The word offspring means family. We are God's offspring, His family, which means that we are made out of His substance. If we look at the order of these words in reverse, we see that the Scripture mentions spiritual life (which is the last thing that we receive) first. The word offspring is first, then being, to move with, and then to live.
After we discover that we are members of God's family, we receive being. We come into existence. Why? Because the Lord thinks of us. We, who are within His spiritual being, pierce through into the natural realm, when the Lord remembers us, or when we come into His Mind.
After that, the Lord rouses us from sleep, and then we move, we change our residence. We migrate from the Kingdom of Darkness to the Kingdom of God.
Then, the last thing that happens to us, is that we live. We appear among the living, or experience resurrection, or spiritual life.
This is the how the Lord's family appears in the realm of appearance, and is eventually glorified, one cell at a time,
God wants to live in the realm of appearance, and He will accomplish His goal by living in and through us
First, we discover that we are His family, that our substance is of Him. Then, He thinks of us and we come into existence, we appear in the natural realm, and then He starts moving us by His Spirit, catching us up to higher and higher realms, until, eventually, we receive resurrection life in the flesh. He is both inside and outside of us, and in every cell of our being. We are completely baptized in Him. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
Back to the homosexuality aspect of this message:
For centuries, mortal man has been copulating with his own Carnal Mind, because, in most instances, copulation with the Spirit of Christ has not been available to him. Sp, in order to save us from complete destruction, the Lord gave mankind His righteous Law.
l Timothy 1:8-10, But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for whore-mongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men-stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine. KJV
When the time came to raise the Living Soul up out of the depths that it had fallen into, the first thing that the Lord did was to give the Law to mankind through the nation of Israel. The Law tells us what is right and what is wrong in God's eyes, and then says, choose ye this day, life or death.
God knew that all of humanity was suffering from the spiritual malaise called sin, and the giving of the Law was the first step in the Lord's plan to deliver us from hell and death.
God was not going around bombing people who were involved in homosexuality, or any other vice, before the Law was given, because where there is no law, sin cannot be imputed.
The Lord preferred to educate us, to equip us to tell the difference between right and wrong, so that we would have the opportunity to choose to avoid the deadly consequence of sin. Fallen man has no power to resist sin, and, therefore, the Law condemned everyone that became subject to it. Hallelujah.
Romans 1:27, And likewise also the men leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. KJV
What does that mean? They received within themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.
We did a study in Zechariah, Chapter 5, where the Lord reveals that all curses are internalized within our very being. A curse is not something that hangs on the outside of you. It gets inside of your mind and your thoughts, and it modifies your behavior. Hallelujah.
The Lord gave us the Law, which tells us that homosexuality is wrong. Homosexuality, like every other sin, gets inside of you and becomes internalizes in your mind, emotions and physical being. Sin affects the way you think. Can that be true that true? Before a man desires a man, and a woman desires a woman, they must think about it. Glory to God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the Kingdom of God. And such were some of you, but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of our God. KJV
Paul is talking about natural homosexuals, but I am suggesting to you that all of mankind is guilty of spiritual homosexuality.
The physical homosexuality that we see in the earth today is a manifestation, or an outplaying of the spiritual condition of the fallen Living Soul.
The wise man that sees homosexuality spreading in our country and in other lands, understands that spiritual homosexuality must be increasing in the minds of men, because the natural realm is a mirror image of what is going on in the spiritual realm. We can test the spiritual health of a person, or of a whole country by measuring their behavior against the law of God. Hallelujah.
There is help for both the natural and the spiritual homosexual according to Paul, who says, and such were some of you, but ye are washed and ye are sanctified, ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
We are washed with the water, or wisdom, of the Word. The Lord begins to reverse the process of sin in our lives by applying the Word of God to our mind. That's how we find out that what we are doing (whether we are natural homosexuals or spiritual homosexuals fornicating with our carnal mind, which we all do), is wrong,.
First, we receive the thoughts of God. Then, we receive deliverance and are sanctified. Sanctification means to purify mentally. Sanctification also means the separation of the thoughts of the Carnal Mind from the thoughts of God, the process which results in the conviction that your thoughts and behavior are wrong in God's eyes. But, if you just move the thoughts of your Carnal Mind to the back, you are not sanctified, because It is not enough to keep your ungodly thoughts under foot They are still in there, and you are not purified until they come out Hallelujah.
When we reject and cast out the thoughts of our Carnal Mind, our behavior will eventually change. Hallelujah. Thank you for Your Mercy, Lord.
The last thing that Paul says, is that we are is justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Justified means to render innocent or to be made equal with God. There can be no spiritual fornication with the fallen Living Soul when we think the thoughts of God. So, we shall be equal with Him when our thoughts are purified. The Lord shall be within us, in our mind. His thoughts will be our thoughts. We will be Him. He will be us. We will be one. We shall be justified, we shall be just like God. Hallelujah.
We will close with Revelation 14:4,
Rev 14:4, 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 from among men, being the first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb. KJV The Greek word, translated virgin, means unmarriageable, or maidens.
The whole Living Soul died and was lowered into a realm of spiritual filth. We are all spiritual homosexuals, but there is hope for us in Christ. The Lord Jesus can raise us up, cleanse us, and make us marriageable virgins by thinking His good thoughts towards us. All spiritual filth is reversible in Christ Jesus, and the Lord has every intention of marrying our renewed soul.
I declare unto anyone that is reading this transcript, that you are not without hope in this world. Everything is reversible in Christ Jesus. No matter what has happened to you, there is hope for you in Christ Jesus. You are sanctified by the Word of God, and by His Spirit, even if you have fallen into the depths of sin, if you have lost your children, if you are alienated from your parents, if you are in jail, if you have been raped, if you have been brutalized, if you are in a mental institution, the Lord Jesus Christ can reverse the curse that is destroying your life.
The washing with the Water of the Word and deliverance are not enough. Christ, the engrafted Word that purifies your thoughts must be added to you. Christ, your new mind, will elevate your thoughts and raise your consciousness up to the realm of God's Spirit. This is how you become a new, spiritual being in the image of Christ, and His righteousness. This is where you will live your new life -- where Christ meets all of your needs according to His riches and glory -- not by the work of your hands, but by thinking the thoughts of Christ. Glory to God.
The promises of the Word of God are for whosoever will, but everyone does not experience them. Why? Some people will read this book and think that I am special, but I am not special and neither are you. All of the promises in the Bible are for everyone -- the invitation to the Lord 's table and to His marriage is for everyone -- but, since everyone is not in the same spiritual place at the same time, we all respond differently.
The power of the Lord Jesus Christ is given so that we can become mature spiritual men who have internalized His spiritual rest and provision. We will think about what we (or those we are ministering to) need, and the natural realm will submit to our authority, and provide it.
The Lord has called us to declare His ability and His willingness to provide for all the needs of all humanity, and to prepare us to be channels for that loving provision. We are not called to go to heaven and walk on streets of gold, while the rest of the world suffers and self-destructs. Glory to God.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. KJV