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JUDAH, THE CHURCH TODAY

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PROPHECY

Thus saith the Lord unto the powers and principalities that rule across this land today: Your time is short, saith the Lord. Be not lifted up in pride, and be not exalted, for I say unto you this day, that you have received the freedom that you have received, for I have permitted it for my purposes, saith God. Get not carried away with thy pride thinking truly thou hast taken this land, for I say unto thee, Indeed I, the Holy One of Israel, has ordained and am proclaiming that I shall deliver this nation. Yea, you shall not swallow her up, and she shall not go any deeper into captivity than she is, for this is my land, saith God, where I am bringing forth this glorious gospel, and you shall not prevail.

 

Look not upon the circumstances, but hear the word of the Lord, for I have indeed ordained in My word that through the Church the powers and principalities shall receive a revealed knowledge of Me, and I speak to you today through My servant: Be thou cast down, you foul wickedness that preys upon the children of the land: child molestation, pornography, drugs and alcoholism, and every wickedness across the face of the earth, I curse you right where you are, and may the rulers that the Lord God has ordained to place over this land come forth! May you indeed be manifested in the natural realm, every elected official, every appointed official.

 

Yea, saith God, I have tolerated all that I shall tolerate. Yea, this wickedness, it is indeed a stench in my nose, saith the living God, and I have already defeated you, and My judgments shall come forth in the natural realm in the form of men and women submitted to My Spirit, whether they know it, or whether they know it not, saith God. I shall not tolerate this wickedness any longer. May the children be set free, saith the Lord. Hallelujah! Glory to God.

 

Judah & The Church

In the Old Testament, the nation of Israel can be likened to every one of us in our spiritual condition. There was a civil war in Israel, which split the nation into two parts: Ephraim, which was the ten tribes known as Israel (sometimes known as Samaria, by the name of its major city), and Judah, made up of the two remaining tribes, Judah and Benjamin.

 

Ephraim is a type of the natural man, or the carnal mind within our spiritual being, and Judah is a type of the spiritual man. Every one of us in our mind, in our spiritual being, is two men. We have the man of the flesh and the spiritual man. If you have Christ Jesus, you are in the process of having your spiritual man joined to the Lord Jesus Christ. This is part of the process which will eventually convert us from a fallen adamic soul man to a spiritual man, whereby the entire fallen adamic soul realm comes into submission to Christ Jesus within us. This will end corruption, sickness, disease, poverty, and dependency on the natural realm. Every need will be met in Christ Jesus through the realm of the Spirit.

 

Judah, even though she represents the spiritual man being joined to Christ, still, according to the Old Testament, (we were in the book of Hosea) falls into sin, primarily idolatry. Her saving grace, as compared to Ephraim, is that she never put a king on the throne who was not from any tribe other than the scripturally-ordained tribe of Judah. She always maintained the Aaronic priesthood which came down from the tribe of Levi. Ephraim's crimes were not only idolatry, which was the major crime, but he also rejected the God-ordained king and the God-ordained priesthood, which is why God wiped him out completely. Judah was not wiped out completely, but was severely chastened by the Lord and went into captivity.

 

We are going to talk about that to get an idea of the dangers which threaten our spirit while we are living in this natural realm. Armed with this knowledge, we can pray against these dangers and ask God to deliver us, which will result in a quickening through the joining of our two spirits. When we throw ourselves in line with God, we make the process of His being joined to us much easier.

 

Ephraim & Judah

Ephraim represents the natural man, the flesh which is going to be swallowed up. Assyria conquered the nation known as Israel, representing the ten tribes, and swallowed Israel up. He disappeared off the face of the earth. The flesh man will be disappearing off the face of the earth also. He is going to be swallowed up by the spirit man, which is going to be joined to Christ.

 

Hosea was the prophet who prophesied to Ephraim. At the same time in history, the prophet Isaiah was prophesying to the nation of Judah. We will begin in Isaiah Chapter 1. The first thing God is going to talk to us about is Judah's condition. We will talk about Judah's sins, and find out how God dealt with him.

  

Isaiah, Chapter 1, Verses 1-9

Isa 1:1-9

 

1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

 

2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

 

3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

 

4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

 

5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

 

6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.

 

7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

 

8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

 

9 Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.  KJV

 

I would like to remind you that Judah, representing the spiritual man, is the spiritual seed of God; the sons of God who were with the Lord from before the foundation of the earth, who were sown in the earth with the seed of beasts and the seed of man. They have been fused together, and they are now one entity we know as man (Fallen Adam).

 

God goes forth and looks upon the sons of men. He recognizes the ones who have been incarnated at His will. He knows the seed of His life is buried within them, and He calls them out of Egypt. He says, Come forth!  When that happens, you become two men. Prior to that, you were just a natural man. Now you have become two men. You are the flesh man, and you are the spiritual man.

 

This is the condition of Judah: the sons of God, who have been sown in the flesh, are failing to take the victory. What God requires them to do when He calls them forth is to rise up and rule the soul life He has given them. We are supposed to be living by the power of the Spirit of God. The flesh is not supposed to be overtaking us, even though there is a war going on in our mind. The war is between the thoughts of the carnal mind (the flesh man), and the thoughts of Christ.

 

Verse 2 - Overtaken 

 

In Isaiah, Chapter 1, Judah has been utterly overtaken, and has failed to take the victory. We will go through this account verse-by-verse and try to get some understanding, beginning with Verse 2.

 

Isa 1:2

 

2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.  KJV

 

Verse 2, Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord has spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

 

Hear, O heavens... He is talking to the spiritual realm ...and give ear, O earth, the natural realm. He is talking to the natural man and the spiritual man.

 

He says, I have brought up children... I have sown my children in the earth ...and they have rebelled against Me. They cannot even recognize Me. They are so overcome by the flesh man they have been fused with that they do not even know who their Father is.

 

Verse 3 - No Recognition

 

Isa 1:3

 

3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.  KJV

 

Verse 3, The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel does not know, my people doth not consider. Israel are the twelve tribes, collectively. It gets confusing sometimes in the Old Testament, but since we know the Lord is addressing Judah in Verse 1, we have to draw the conclusion that when He says Israel here, He is talking to the collective nation. They have all gone astray, they do not even know who God is.

 

The ass knows his owner... the beast knows who his owner is, but the spiritual son sown in the earth cannot even recognize that God is his Father.

 

Verse 4 - A Sinful Nation

 

Isa 1:4

 

4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.  KJV

 

Verse 4, Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters.

 

Ah, sinful nation... The word nation means in the sense of amassing, a foreign nation, Gentiles, a troop of animals, and it can mean a flight of locusts. It is referring to the realm of the body.

 

We are in three parts: body, soul, and spirit. When He says a sinful nation, He is talking about the body realm. It is filled with sin. Sin is the desire. It is the evil desire of the creeping, crawling things which are in our flesh. The spiritual man is surrounded by an external layer filled with things that think sinful thoughts. They are trying to penetrate deep into our spiritual mind and rule us.

 

A seed of evildoers, a people laden with iniquity. The word people means a congregated unit, a tribe, troops, races or tribes. It relates to the fallen adamic soul realm, or a common people, and the Lord says that soul realm is laden with iniquity.

 

When sin is entertained, when it is agreed with and received, it produces fruit, and that fruit is called iniquity. The sin is dwelling in the external realm. It is coming forth from the creeping, crawling things of the part of us which is giving us form, and it is trying to seduce us in the fallen adamic soul realm, where our human spirit is fertilized. It bears iniquity, which is the fruit of the spiritual fornication.

 

This is God's chosen, a seed of evildoers. The seed is the fruit of fornication, and evildoers are those who will stop at nothing to produce evil. The spiritual man, the spirit of the living soul that died, is producing great evil.

 

Children that are corrupters… corrupt means to decay by laying waste. The birth of this evil fruit in our mind is destroying the creation of God. Evil brings forth death; sin brings forth death. There is just no way of getting away from it. We must have Christ Jesus so we can stop thinking the thoughts of the creeping, crawling things in our members.

 

The whole point here is that even the sons of God, who have been sown in the earth from before we were born, do not have the power to overcome this flesh we are wrapped in. There is no way we can do it. We must be joined to Christ. We need the root of Christ, and then we have to become the offspring of Christ. We need Christ on two levels: the Christ within us who died, which we were born with, and the Christ who comes upon us, and is grafted to us.

 

When God destroyed the earth with a flood in the days of Noah, the Scripture says, the waters (a mist) came up from underneath the earth, and then it rained (watered the whole face of the ground). I did not know that for a long time. I thought it was just rain, but the water first came up from the earth.

 

Gen 2:5-6

 

5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

 

But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.  KJV

 

When God wants to either bless you or bring forth judgment, He does it from two levels. He brings forth a desire for Him from the Christ who died that you are born with, and then He pours it out upon you from on high. Whether it is for your good or for your evil, there are two places the Spirit of God comes from: it comes up and it comes down. You cannot get away from it, and thank God for it.

 

Verse 4, ...the children that are corrupters, they have forsaken the Lord, and they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. What is He so mad about? Before God brought me into all this deep teaching, I could never understand the anger of the Old Testament, and then when I got saved, I could not reconcile it with the love of Jesus Christ. The anger is a manifestation of the love of God which will chasten you when you have gone astray. He gave these spiritual sons an assignment. He said, You are of Me, you are My seed. I am going to sow you in the earth, and I want you to rule the earth: the soul, or the physical realm that I am putting you in, but Israel has not done it.

 

Instead, they have agreed with the fallen adamic soul (earth) realm. They are worshiping idols, they are sinning, and they are breaking every aspect of the law of God. Even though they are spiritual royalty, they have failed to rule. They have been overtaken by the lower realms, and God is mad, but He is not so mad that He is going to destroy them forever. He is going to chasten them, and His purposes will still be accomplished in the earth.

 

One of the problems people who study the Scripture have is they read about all the anger but do not read the next few Scriptures, where God says, After I rain all this destruction on you, I am going to bring you back again! They never get to those Scriptures, but they are there. God is not destroying us forever. He loves us, and He chastens us when we are going wrong so we can come into the fullness of the promises He has for us, which are glorious.

 

Verse 5 - The Whole Head Is Sick

 

Isa 1:5

 

5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.  KJV

 

Verse 5, Why should ye be stricken any more? That word stricken refers to the chastening of the Lord. It is a beating. It is a spiritual chastening of the Lord. He says, I am beating you, I am paddling you, and it is not even doing you any good, so why should I continue to paddle you? You do not recognize Me as God. You are lost in your lust. He says, You will revolt more and more, the whole head is sick and the whole heart is faint.

 

I have one Scripture reference for you. Hebrews 12:11 says, Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous but grievous, nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness. All the wrath we see, which was poured out upon Israel in the Old Testament, is for the purpose of yielding the peaceable fruit of righteousness.

 

Heb 12:11

 

11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.  KJV

 

One of the biggest problems of man, not only natural man, but man who has the seed of the Lord, is seeing with spiritual eyes. It could take generations, or thousands of years for God to move. There are times I know personally that God will do something in my life, and then He will tell me, Do you remember what happened three months ago? This is a result of that event. And I will have a big problem relating the move of God in my personal life to what happened three months ago.

 

The entire human race has a big problem relating what is happening in the world today to what happened two, three, or four thousand years ago. God has to quicken it to you. You need spiritual understanding to grasp it. There are many people out there who think it is all right to go out and break the laws of God because they do not believe the Bible which says, God will judge you.

 

In the 1960s, in this country, we had something called the sexual revolution. Although there were always people breaking the sexual laws of morality, in the 1960s they were completely torn down. It is a very rare person of any age today (outside of the Church, of course) who does not think it is OK to fornicate and commit adultery. They are also saying it is OK to carry out homosexual behavior. The carnal man says everything is fine. This all started in the 1960s and it really was fine. At that time, people were fornicating outside of marriage, but they were staying with one partner, and they usually wound up getting married anyway.

 

They said, What is wrong with this? Everything is fine. Look at us twenty-five years later! Look at our kids! They are fornicating at twelve years old. Fifteen-year-old children have had fifteen, twenty partners already. The plague of AIDS is across the nation, homosexuality is out of control, and the whole nation is falling into utter moral destruction and drug addiction. Why is this happening?

 

It is happening because we broke the law of God, which started twenty years ago. The average person does not realize this is what is happening today. This country broke the law twenty-five years ago—and we are not talking about individual people, because there are always individual people who break the laws of God—we are talking about national sin. We are talking about the traditionally-accepted morality, mothers saying to their children, Here are birth control pills, it is all right. Go out and do it. It is fine.

 

We are talking about the Supreme Court saying abortion is OK. The authority has compromised. It is not that individuals are breaking the laws, but the authorities in the home and in the government are telling everyone it is OK to do anything you want. There are plagues all over the face of the earth, and the carnal mind still does not want to believe it is the judgment of God.

 

The point we are trying to make is when God moves, it could take years. Twenty-five years could be very quick for judgment to be falling on this nation. Sometimes it could take hundreds, or thousands of years. In the Book of Jeremiah, where it talks about Judah going into captivity in Babylon, that captivity was prophesied back in the days before the people who went into captivity existed. The judgments came down on the descendants of the people who were judged. It was prophesied they would go into captivity in Babylon, and their sons would be eunuchs in the house of Nebuchadnezzar, and Daniel and many of the other nobles were, indeed, castrated. That is not commonly preached.

 

Daniel, the great man of God, who brought forth the great prophecies of the Book of Daniel, was a eunuch. He was castrated when he was taken into captivity. That was what they did in those days. Even though he was physically castrated, God used him mightily, but it must have brought tremendous emotional torment upon him and his contemporaries. They were receiving the fruit God prophesied upon their ancestors. That is the way it works. People have a problem believing it, but it is still the truth. Spiritual truth is still spiritual truth.

 

Isa 1:5

 

5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.  KJV

 

The Lord is saying, Why should ye be stricken any more? Ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart is faint.

 

 The word sick is from the Hebrew root which means menstruous, and when we say, the heart is faint, we are talking about the fallen adamic soul realm. We are talking about spiritual menstruation.

 

We mentioned this whole realm of appearance is likened in the Scriptures to a child in utero. Doctors know that children in the womb have life. They suck their thumbs, they hiccup, they belch, they move and they have life inside of a woman's body. This whole realm of appearance is likened to a spiritual womb, and all this existence we see is life in the spiritual utero.

 

Spiritual menstruation means there is no fertilization. Each and every one of us is a spiritual cell in utero. We are here to be fertilized; we are likened to ovarian eggs. We are supposed to be fertilized by the Spirit of God, and when this does not happen, there is spiritual menstruation. In the natural, the egg is just wasted and flows out of the body in the form of menstrual blood.

 

Isa 64:6

 

6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.  KJV

 

Throughout the Scriptures, the Lord often rebukes Israel, mostly Judah, saying, You are like menstruous rags. I have heard this preached for years, but I have never heard anybody explain what that meant. Why would God liken a nation to menstruous rags? A lot of carnal men have taken this to mean women are unclean, and because we know the letter of the law killeth, and the spirit maketh alive, so they have taken these Scriptures about menstruation and have put great burdens upon women, but that is not what God is saying.

 

God is saying, Spiritually, whether you are male or female in this realm, in relationship to Me, you are all female, and if you are not producing the image of Christ, you are menstruous, and I consider your menstruation filth.

 

He says, The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. The heart is the fallen adamic soul realm, it is menstruating. It is not reproducing Christ, and ...the head is sick. The head refers to the realm of the spirit in each of our individual beings. The Hebrew word translated sick means disease, afflicted, sadness, evil, calamity, and it is from the Hebrew root which means to be made spiritually weak, weak as a woman. It is used in Isaiah 14:9-10, as a reference to hell, which is a very interesting point, because what these two verses are saying is that when you are spiritually weak, you are in hell.

 

Isa 14:9-10

 

9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.

 

10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?  KJV

 

Hell is a condition of the mind. It is a condition of spiritual weakness in the mind because when we are spiritually weak, the wickedness in this soul realm can overtake us. You can fall prey to anything: drug addiction, alcoholism, sickness, prostitution, white slavery, alcohol, any of the horrors of this realm. When we are spiritually weak, we can easily be victimized.

 

We have a witness here that the prophet Isaiah says this condition is hell, and it can happen to someone in a female body or a male body. I am just re-emphasizing here to anyone reading this message who does not understand: God is not talking about female bodies and male bodies. He is talking about spiritual conditions.

 

When you have the Spirit of God ruling and reigning in your life, you are spiritually strong, and you are spiritually male. Even if you have the Holy Spirit, if He is not ruling and reigning in your life, you are spiritually female. You are weak and subject to powers and principalities that rape you at will. When this happens, their evil fruit is produced within you. That is why we have believers in the Church world today who have all kinds of problems, not because they are failing to stand up and do what Jesus told them to do, but because their spirit has not yet been strengthened by Christ Jesus. They are still being raped by the ungodly spiritual powers which rule, reign and dwell in their own mind.

 

If you are a born-again believer and you have emotional problems, if you have been in a mental institution, or you cannot stop doing anything which breaks God's law, your problem is that your spirit is not yet strong enough in Christ to overcome your fallen adamic soul. You are spiritually female, you are weak. You have to cry out to God to break the curses on your life, deliver you from the ungodly fruit, or the demons which have been produced in your fallen adamic soul, and raise you up as a spiritual man who will rule and reign with Christ over your own carnal mind, in your own vessel. Spiritual manhood has nothing to do with your genitals. I am sorry it that offends you, but it is the truth.  We are talking about spiritual things. God is a Spirit, and if we translate these Scriptures literally, in the flesh realm, nothing good can come of it.

 

Verse 6 - Not Complete

 

Isa 1:6

 

6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.  KJV

 

Verse 6, From the sole of the foot even unto the head, there is no soundness in it. In this verse, the Lord is referring to Judah as one man. We are all cells in the one man known as Christ. In the Old Testament, He called her Judah. Today, we are Christ; we are one body. Either we are a cell in Adam, the fallen adamic soul, or we are a cell in Christ. We are all cells. Every man on the face of the earth is a spiritual cell. There are only two men in the earth: Fallen Adam and Christ.

 

There is no soundness in the whole body... The word soundness means completeness. They are all cells, but they are not complete.

 

Colossians 2:10 is a witness, which says, And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power. Principalities and powers dwell and rule in the natural man.

 

Col 2:10

 

10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:  KJV

 

If you do not have Christ, or if you have the Holy Spirit, but Christ has not been birthed in you (if He is not ruling and reigning in you), your rulers are the powers and principalities of this world system. They are not outside, flying around in the sky. They are in your mind. We are waiting for Christ to be reproduced in us, to rise up and to nail Himself to those powers and principalities, and to make us complete in Him.

 

When He nails Himself to those powers and principalities in our mind, we become one in Christ. The powers and principalities lose their independent existence, and they become a part of the creation of God. This is the blessed hope, Christ in you, the hope of glory.

 

Col 1:27

 

27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:  KJV

 

When He gets in you, He is not going to dance around. He is going to destroy your enemies, which are in your carnal mind. It is fine to praise God, but He is here to do more than make you dance, sing, speak in tongues and prophesy. That is all very nice, but it is spiritual kindergarten. He is here to nail Himself to the cross, which are the powers and principalities in your carnal mind, so they can no longer harm you. He will become your king. Glory to God! Let us move on to perfection.

 

Heb 6:1

 

1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,  KJV

 

He is saying, There is no soundness... You are not complete, you are not joined to your king, but instead of completeness in Christ, you have wounds and bruises and putrefying sores.

 

The word wounds means to disperse. Instead of coming into completeness with Christ, you are being dispersed, you are fragmented. We have talked about the different elements of the living soul that died. It is made up of Fallen Adam (the fallen adamic soul), Satan, and all the names of blasphemy, the evil fruit which has been produced. We are all in pieces in the carnal mind; we are fragmented. This is the condition of the natural man. Because we are in the earth realm, we cannot see it. We appear to be one person.

 

As we move into the spiritual realm of God, we can say, That person was so nice today, and yesterday she was just really hating me. How could this be? It is because we are in pieces. Everything is locked up inside this outline, or this form, which is held in place with the flesh, but we are in pieces. At the end of the work of Jesus Christ, we will all be fused together in the proper order in Christ. It will be impossible to be nice one day, and the next day be envying someone to the point where you are destroying them. One day we love them, the next day we envy them; one day we are happy for them, the next day we are tripping them up. These are the pieces our mind is in.

 

This is the condition not only of the natural man, but of the person who has Christ, but does not have the work of Christ completed in him yet. The only one I know, in whom this work has been completed, is Jesus Christ. We are in the process of being placed in the proper moral order and then fused together, at which point we will be a part, or a cell in the new creation, the creation of God. We are partially created at this point, and that is why we have spiritual problems.

 

The Greek word translated bruises means the mark of strokes on the skin. God is beating us (He is beating Judah). I know people today who God is beating. This one man, I love him dearly. God has been beating him for years. He just does not seem to get the message. Every time God beats him, he thinks it is a demon. How can you get delivered if you do not admit it is the chastening of God? You have to admit God is chastening you, so if you really cannot see what you are doing wrong, you can at least cry out to God and say, Why is this happening to me? God is the ruler of the demons.

 

We are told in the Book of Psalms that the wicked is the sword of the Lord.

 

Psa 17:13

 

13 Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:  KJV

 

God lets the demons come upon us. That is how He beats us. In the Old Testament, He sent a heathen nation to capture Judah and take them into captivity, but in this realm, in this New Covenant, everything is spiritual, and the chastening is spiritual; the chastening is the demons.

 

How are you going to repent if you think everything that happens to you is a demon? Some things could be demonic, but you must acknowledge God may be chastening you, and ask, Am I out of your will in some way? or there is no hope for you. Jesus said to the Pharisees, You say you see, therefore your sin remaineth with you.

 

Jn 9:41

 

41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.  KJV

 

If God sends hordes of demons against you to chasten you and you say, This cannot be God. I am OK, this is just Satan, there is no hope, no deliverance for you. Your sin remaineth with you.

 

The Hebrew word translated sores means a smiting, or striking, commonly used to express wheat being beaten out or threshed. When wheat is processed into flour, there is a threshing process that beats the wheat grains, and it separates the wheat and tares. The tares are not edible. Only the wheat is edible. When the Lord says, You have putrefying sores, the word sores means He is beating them to separate the wheat from the tares.

 

We have talked about the cleansing by the washing with the water of the word, which is separating the thoughts of Christ from the thoughts of Fallen Adam in our mind. That is the threshing of the wheat. God likens people to wheat, or plants. He does all these things so we can understand spiritual things. There is a separation going on in our mind, and the separation is being accomplished by trials and tribulations. These are the beatings, the strokes of the Lord, for the specific purpose of separating the thoughts of Christ from the thoughts of Fallen Adam, the fallen adamic soul, for the purpose of putting Fallen Adam underfoot, so Christ should rule and reign within us.

 

God says, Your sores are putrefied. The word putrefied means moist, dripping, bleeding, and the connotation is blood. Instead of the separation coming forth, and Christ going on top and ruling and reigning over your carnal mind, these beatings are killing you. They are not accomplishing what they are supposed to accomplish. They are not separating your thoughts and giving Christ the dominion. They are killing you; your blood is flowing out. It is because you will not repent! That is why they are killing you instead of saving you.

 

Isa 1:6

 

6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.  KJV

 

Verse 6, second half, They have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment. That is the repentance. God is beating us. If we do not repent, we die. If we do repent, He binds us up and mollifies us with an ointment. We are told in the parable of the Good Samaritan that Jesus picked the man up off the road and bound up his wounds.

 

Lk 10:33-34

 

33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

 

34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  KJV

 

He was beaten from the chastening of the Lord, which is a manifestation of the love of God. If you do not have that revelation, ask the Lord and He will give it to you. If you are not chastened, you are a bastard. God chastens those whom He loves.

 

Heb 12:8

 

8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.  KJV

 

Verse 7 - Countries & Cities

 

Isa 1:7

 

7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.  KJV

 

Verse 7, Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire, your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

 

The word country comes from the Hebrew word which means to be firm, and it means the earth at large. It refers to the human body; it is the land that we live in.

 

The word cities is a place guarded by waking or by watch. That is the human soul. The word land is the Hebrew word which means soil, fertile ground. That is the human spirit. We have body, soul, and spirit again.

 

He says, Your body is desolate, it is burned with fire, it is utterly devoured. In the natural realm that could be sickness or any kind of devastation in your personal life.

 

Your country is desolate, meaning it is empty, it is a desert, it is without fluid. There is no Spirit of God in your members. Your cities are burned with fire. Your fallen adamic soul realm is burned with fire because you are producing such wickedness that God is forced by His righteousness to send forth judgments upon you. The fire represents the fire of God.

 

Your fallen adamic soul realm is burned by the fire of God because He is not going to tolerate this wickedness. It is not the love of God to tolerate your wickedness. He will chasten you until you repent. I do not know what it will take, but He will not say evil is good. Man does that, but God will not do that.

 

Isa 5:20

 

20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  KJV

 

Your body is desolate... it is without the Spirit of God, your soul is burnt with fire... because you have produced all this evil fruit, and your land... your soul, which is capable of producing that fruit, strangers devour it in your presence.

 

We said earlier that the human spirit is fertilized and produces fruit, and then because she is such a harlot, she fornicates with the fruit which she produces. Those are the strangers who are devouring her land. In the natural realm, studies have been done which confirm that people who are promiscuous, who have had many sexual partners over the years, have higher incidences of cancer and all kinds of diseases in their bodies (in their genitals), and all kinds of emotional problems in their mind.

 

There are great plagues associated with being a harlot, and she is being devoured by her own evil fruit which she is producing. Everyone on the face of the earth has a curse of spiritual incest upon them, whether it has happened in your natural life or not. This is one of the curses that is being broken in Christ today, but if you do not admit you have a curse of incest, it cannot be broken.

 

Strangers are devouring the human spirit right in your presence, and you cannot help yourself. You see it happening, you know it is happening. What happens when your spirit is being devoured? You are being weakened. You are a drug addict, you are an alcoholic, you are an adulterer, you are sexually promiscuous, you have temper tantrums, you cannot control yourself, you hate people who you want to love—all these things are devastating to your spirit.

 

Verse 8 - Garden Of Cucumbers

 

Isa 1:8

 

8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.  KJV

 

Verse 8, And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in the vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers.

 

A cottage in a vineyard... the word cottage refers to an empty booth. She is supposed to be filled with the fruits of God and she is not. There is a vineyard there, the Holy Spirit is there, but she has no fruits in her own vessel. She has not produced the fruit of Christ.

 

She is a lodge in a garden of cucumbers... the Hebrew word lodge is a place where you hide from wild beasts. Why are you hiding from a wild beast in a garden of cucumbers? Cucumbers are harmless. That means you are in fear. We are told there is no rest for the wicked.

 

Isa 48:22

 

22 There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.  KJV

 

I was tormented by fear for years. God has given me a lot of victory, but I still have it somewhat. Fear is not of God. It is a wicked enemy. No matter what is coming upon us, if someone is standing there ready to put a knife in our heart, fear is not of God. Even if God lets it happen to us, fear is sin, and it brings torment.

 

1 Jn 4:18

 

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.  KJV

 

Verse 9 - A Remnant

 

Isa 1:9

 

9 Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.  KJV

 

Beginning with Verse 9, the Lord starts to describe Judah's sins. We just spoke about Judah's condition, and now He is talking about her sins, what she did which brought her into that condition.

 

Verse 9, Except the Lord of Hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah. Sodom and Gomorrah were two cities which were destroyed. The account of it is in the Book of Genesis. They were very sinful cities, laden with people who were practicing homosexuality, adultery, and fornication. God tells us in the Scripture that homosexuality is a very grievous sin. He really hates it.

 

Rom 1:27

 

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 recompence of their error which was meet.  KJV

 

In the New Testament, Paul says that every sin we commit comes forth from us against someone else, or against something else.

 

1 Cor 6:18

 

18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.  KJV

 

Actually, all sins are against someone else, but it goes forth from us, but sin with the body: fornication, adultery, homosexuality, are sins against our own body, and diseases will come upon us from engaging in these acts, which is obvious today with the AIDS epidemic. It is a sin against our own body because God will not tolerate it.

 

The word Sodom means a large disastrous fire. That is the judgment of God coming upon the person who is going to sin against himself. I believe here, when God calls Judah Sodom, He is calling her, or indicting her for homosexuality. When the parts of the living soul that died fornicate with each other, it is an act of spiritual homosexuality. It is incest, and in some instances, spiritual homosexuality. We were made to copulate with the Spirit of God.

 

And we should have been like unto Gomorrah. The word Gomorrah means culture and habitation. We are talking about God bringing judgment upon the soul and the spirit.

 

He said, Unless the Lord had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah. God saved a remnant. He did not wipe out Judah completely, and He will never wipe out his people completely. He will rain down judgment, but He will never wipe out the human race completely, because He said He will have a creation in the earth.

 

He is going to do it. Nothing can stop it. You cannot stop it because you say, I reject this message. God is going to have a creation in the earth, a spiritual man in Christ. It is going to come to pass. Satan cannot stop it, the fallen adamic soul cannot stop it, lies cannot stop it. It is going forward. The process is never abated at any time. Man, in his puny carnal mind, cannot understand it is taking thousands of years, so they think they have got it made, but they do not have it made. God is God, He is on His throne, He is never weak at any time. He has never been overtaken, He has never been overcome, He has never been deceived, and He was not defeated in the Garden. Man does not understand what He is doing.

 

Verses 10-15 - Like Unto Sodom & Gomorrah

 

Isa 1:10-15

 

10 Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. 

 

11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

 

12  When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?

 

13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

 

14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

 

15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.  KJV

 

These are Judah's sins. But I thought God wanted animal sacrifices? Oblations and incense, I thought that was part of the Levitical law? God says, Who said that you have to do this? Why, it is an abomination to Me. New moons and Sabbaths, the callings of assemblies, I cannot stand it, it is iniquity. But it is all required in the Mosaic law. What is God talking about?

 

In Verse 15, He says, When you spread forth your hands... that means to pray ...I will hide My eyes from you: yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear you, for your hands are full of blood."

 

He is saying, You are doing all of these things, and in your heart you are filthy! That is the first covenant; God said, Because it is not yet the time in My timetable to perfect you to the point that you will not sin anymore, I am giving you the Levitical Law. You can sacrifice beasts, you can burn incense, you can do all these things, and I will receive it as righteousness for a season, but it does not mean that you can go out and hate your brother, and it does not mean that you can break the law.

 

Judah was physically breaking the law. They knew they could not keep it. Then they would come and make an offering to the Lord to cover their sins. They not only broke the law in their thoughts, they did not keep the behavioral law. We are told in the New Testament they could not keep the law, it was too great a burden for them to keep. They sinned, they committed adultery, they did everything people are doing today. They were human beings just like everybody else.

 

The Lord is telling them, These are your sins. The day is coming when I am not going to accept your sacrifice anymore. I want you to change, I want you to stop doing these things. I would like to relate this to the New Testament, because in the Church today we have a group of people who call themselves the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, and they are making sacrifices, but they do not understand that their sacrifice is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is covering over their sins.

 

If they hate their brother, or steal, or fornicate, or smoke, or whatever they do, they say, I repent, and their sacrifice goes up to God, and they are forgiven. God says, The day has come. I do not want your sacrifice anymore. I want you to change.

 

Jesus came to the Pharisees and said, I cannot stand what you are doing.

 

Matt 23:25

 

25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.  KJV

 

We have Pharisees in the Church today. It is not that they say it is OK to sin, but that they do not have the understanding that Jesus Christ wants our spirit cleansed; He wants us cleansed in our mind, and they deny this.

 

They think all you need to do is repent and go out and preach salvation to people, which is called works. God is also saying here that He does not want their oblations, He does not want their sacrifices, He does not want their good works! The Church today is doing everything Judah did when the Lord judged them approximately 2,500 years ago. They are still under the Old Covenant.

 

The Church today believes they are under the second covenant, but they are not, because the grace of God is the ability to keep the law. They do not have the ability to keep the law. They are under the blood. They can repent and receive forgiveness of sins, which is the Old Covenant.

 

It is the Old Covenant, except the sacrifice today is spiritual; it is not an animal. It is Jesus Christ, but it is still the Old Covenant. The trumpet is sounding today, and Jesus is calling His people today to come unto the New Covenant of grace, be cleansed in your mind where you (by the power of Jesus Christ) no longer sin. The Church is denying the message. They are not coming, they will not come, they do not even admit it is God; they deny it is God. The day is coming when they will go into captivity.

 

If they do not come and get cleansed, and move into the New Covenant, God will take them into captivity. It is in the Scripture. We are told in the New Testament that everything in the Old Testament is for examples for us, so we can learn from it.

 

1 Cor 10:11

 

11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.  KJV

 

Well, Church, today you are Judah, and if you do not hear the trumpet sound, if you do not hear the cry of the Lord and submit yourself to the cleansing (which is deliverance, the breaking of curses and the casting out of evil spirits), and however else God wants to manifest it in your life, you will ultimately go into captivity.

 

Hear the word of the Lord, O Israel. We are told to pray without ceasing, but the Lord says in Verse 14, I am tired of you raising your hands to Me. In Verse 15, He says, When you spread forth your hands, I will hide My eyes from you: yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear you.

 

Why does He not want your prayers? Because most of the churches today are filled with carnal prayers. They spend 15 minutes to half an hour trying to pump you up, telling you to raise your hands and praise God, and if you do not do it, they yell at you; they put you down, and make you feel guilty.

 

It is very nice to praise God. I praise God. It is nice to praise Him in song, or by raising your hands if it comes from the indwelling Christ within you. If you are forced into it, God does not even receive it, but even if it is coming from your heart, that is not the true praises God wants.

 

If you study the word praise in the Greek (I have not studied it in the Hebrew, but I am sure it is the same thing) you will see that it really means laying down your soul life, your own will and desires, so the Spirit of God can be revealed through you. If God says, Go to place 'x', and you want to go place 'y,' and you say, OK, Lord, I will not go to place 'y.' I really want to go to there, but I will not go. I will go to place 'x', because that is where You told me to go," that is praising God.

 

Ephesians 1:12 says, That we should be to the praise of His glory.

 

Eph 1:12

 

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.  KJV

 

If praise is raising your hands, what does it mean, You should be to the praise of His glory? Praise refers to the laying down of your soul life, and His glory, the life of His Spirit, will be seen manifested through you. That is what the praise of His glory means.

 

The Church world today, by and large, is doing the same thing that was done in Judah, which the Pharisees were doing in the New Testament. It is considered works to stand up there and rebuke people if they are not praising God, if they are not singing, if they are not standing, if they are not raising their hands, if they are not dancing. That is works! That is not what God wants from you. He has received it for a season, but the season is over. He is sounding the trumpet in the land: Purify yourselves in your spirit, or you will go into captivity. I will not tolerate it any longer.

 

Hear the word of the Lord. We are told to pray without ceasing. Prayer is a condition of communication with the Lord. It is a spiritual state of being where every thought you think is filtered through the Spirit of God, where you are seeking His counsel and His will in every area. That is the prayer He wants. He wants you submitting your life to Him, asking, Is this OK, Lord? Is that OK Lord? He does not want you out there doing whatever you want to do and then raising your hands three or four times a week, saying, Praise You, Lord, then walking out of church and doing whatever ungodly thing you want to do.

 

Isa 1:15

 

15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.  KJV

 

He says, Your hands are full of blood. These works you are doing, they are bringing forth death. You are menstruating, you are not bringing forth Christ, and the hour is at hand. He is tired of it. Hear the word of the Lord.

 

Verse 21 - Judging Righteous Judgment

 

Isa 1:21

 

21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.  KJV

 

Verse 21, How is the faithful city become a harlot? It was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

 

The word judgment is such a stumbling block to the Church today. They perceive judgment as the wrath of God, but the wrath of God is a different word than judgment. The Hebrew word here, judgment, Strong's #4941, means to plead one's cause. It means to desire righteousness, to stop accusing and excusing, and plead the righteousness of God.

 

When you see someone being wronged, many of us think the right thing to do is look at the person who is doing the wrong thing and make excuses for them, because they are told not to judge, but that is not what God requires from us. He wants us to call sin what it is, sin.

 

I would like to clarify this. We are told not to judge. That admonition is referring to our fallen adamic soul realm. We are not, as a natural man, outside of the wisdom of God, to say, You are this, or you are that. We are told not to do that, but we are on a journey from being a soul man (fallen adamic soul) to a spiritual man. When we get to the place where we think with the Mind of Christ, we are to say in the Spirit of God coming forth from us, That is sin. Not that I condemn you, not that you are going to hell, not that you are a bad person, but that is sin, so stop it. If you are not yet in a place where you can discern whether you are manifesting Christ or Fallen Adam, then be quiet, and do not judge.

 

You do not say anything if you are a new Christian. I do not care if you are saved fifty years, if you cannot discern what spirit is manifesting in you, the spirit of the world or the Spirit of Christ, be quiet, because if it is the wrong spirit and you judge your brother, God is going to judge you. If it is Christ in you judging the sin, that is what God wants. He wants us to be brought to a mature place in Christ where the Christ in us will look at a situation, and will manifest and say, That is sin, you should not be doing that.

 

I pray, Father, that everybody hearing this word can understand this, because it is a very fine line.

 

Heb 10:25-26

 

26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

 

27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.  KJV

 

You have to ask God to give you the wisdom and understanding. We are not to go around excusing everything everybody does. We are to speak the truth in love, and love is the Spirit of God. If you see somebody in sin and you tell them in a condemning spirit, you have not manifested Christ. If you see a young girl and she is fornicating, and you go over to her and say, That is sin, you should not do that. God does not like that, something is wrong. You are speaking the truth, but it is the wrong spirit, and you are guilty of judging that girl.

 

I repeat, if you cannot tell what spirit is manifesting from you, be quiet, just put it before the Lord. The correct thing to do, if God anoints you to do it, is to tell the truth without condemnation. I had a situation like this in my life recently. A young woman came to me and told me she wants to marry this particular man because she believes God blesses marriage. I knew the young woman was in fornication. Yes, the Lord blesses marriage, but He also curses fornication. I told her the truth. I did not condemn her, but I told her God curses fornication. It is in Deuteronomy, Chapter 28.

 

Deut 28:15

 

15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:  KJV

 

Pleading The Cause Of The Widow

 

Isa 1:21

 

21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.  KJV

 

Verse 21, continued, How is the faithful city become a harlot, it was full of judgment, righteousness lodged in it, but now murderers. It was full of the righteous judgment of God. We need to look at this from the right point of view.

 

Recently, a woman I know visited a psychiatrist, and he told her she had an incurable disease. He said there was no hope for her, and that no one would believe anything she told them. Then he made sexual advances towards her. The Lord sent her to me for prayer, and the righteous judgment of God in me rose up and utterly condemned the act of this man towards this innocent woman.

 

This is pleading the cause of the widow. This woman had no husband; she was helpless. The man had the authority of the natural man over her. She resisted him, but who knows how many women did not resist him. God judged that man. It did not come forth from my natural person. I put it before the Lord, I prayed about it, and the Holy Spirit manifested and judged his behavior. I do not know what is going to happen; I have no idea. I just prayed the prayer God gave me to pray, but this is considered judging righteous judgment.

 

In Verse 21, Judah was full of judgment, the Church was full of judgment. It called sin sin, and it protected the innocent. It did not protect the one in the natural authority because he had money, or because he was supporting the Church, for whatever his ungodly reasons. It protected the innocent, but it is not doing it anymore.

 

It was full of judgment, the righteousness of God, and now it is a murderer. How is the Church a murderer? I will tell you: I was in a fellowship recently, where God was sending people to me for prayer. I broke curses on a couple of people, with their permission, but the next day the pastor told me I was not to break curses in that church. That is what is considered a murderer! This is the Church of the Living God, and the pastor of that church told me not to break curses on people when God said to me, Break that curse. The pastor came to me and said, We do not do that in this church. He is guilty of murder. It is the truth. I love you if you are reading this book, but it is the truth. Glory to God.

 

Verse 23 - Gifts & Rewards

 

Isa 1:23

 

23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.  KJV

 

Verse 23, Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them. The prince is the spiritual man, that part of us which is being raised up to royalty in Christ Jesus. We are in rebellion against God. He has given us spiritual power to heal the sick and cast out demons, but when He says, I want you to stop doing it that way, because I have something better for you; do it this way, they will not stop doing it their way. The leaders of the Church world, they are in rebellion.

 

They are companions of thieves. Who is the thief? Jesus said, The thief cometh; Satan cometh to steal and destroy.

 

Jn 10:10

 

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  KJV

 

They are companions of Satan. It means they are manifesting their carnal mind. Satan is in the unconscious part of the carnal mind. Satan is in everybody's carnal mind. When they become a companion of thieves, they are in agreement with the spirit of Satan, instead of the spirit of God, and it is usually because of greed. They do not want to lose this person (this man) because he tithes and he gives a lot of money to the church. He is prosperous, so do not tell his wife she has a curse. They do not want to lose that fifty or hundred-dollar-a-week tithe. That is not Christ.

 

Everyone loves gifts. They want the money. They do not care whether God wants them to have the money or not, they want the money, and God knows how we feel about it in this ministry. If He does not bring in the money, we will close down. If you do not do your part, it is between you and God. He has to support this ministry. I do not have to go after you and tell you a lie so you will give me your money, because if that is what I have to do, I am out of here. It is a stench in God's nose.

 

The Fatherless & The Widows

 

And they follow after rewards: they judge not the fatherless. The fatherless are people who do not have a relationship with the Father. We are spiritual now; let us stay spiritual. Of course, it happens in the natural. There are orphans in this world, and God might send us to defend an orphan, but basically, He is talking about spiritual things here. If you are fatherless, you do not have a relationship with God. You have not received the Father yet. Jesus is bringing us to the Father, so we could have the Holy Spirit, but the Father is not manifested in us yet. We have not yet come to a place in Christ where we are under the protection of the Father. We are still making mistakes. God says, Do not do it, and we do not hear Him.

 

God gave me a dream, and in the dream there was a car full of people and they were driving away from Christ. I was screaming and screaming at the top of my lungs, saying Come back! They were driving in the exact opposite direction of Christ. They turned around and looked at me, and they shrugged their shoulders and kept on going. If you are carnal, you do not hear Him.

 

Sometimes you are spiritual and you still do not hear Him. It happened to me the other day. God spoke to me, and it would have saved me a lot of grief if I understood the interpretation of what He was saying. It caused me grief. He delivered me anyway, but I did not need the aggravation. He gave it to me in a dream. I woke up, I knew I had dreamed and I said, Lord, what does this dream mean? Then I went right out and did what I had planned on doing that day, and I did not get the interpretation of the dream until it was too late. He spoke to me in a foreign language of symbols. Sometimes I hear Him, sometimes I understand the interpretation, and sometimes I do not.

 

The fatherless are those in whom the Father has not yet manifested Himself. You can have the Holy Spirit and not have the Father. We are being brought to the Father.

 

Neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them. A widow is a female. You can have a male body and be a spiritual female. If you are spiritually female, you need your cause pleaded for you.

 

If you are in Christ, and you see a Christian who is in the female realm (who is not yet manifesting the manhood of God, in whom the Christ within is not capable of utterly protecting that person) and you see them going into disaster, you not only have the privilege of praying, but you have the authority and the right to pray.

 

You do not pray psychic prayers. You do not pray what you think is right for that person's life, but you can go before the Lord and say, Father, I am looking at this person. They do not seem to have the Mind of Christ in this area. I believe they are headed right for destruction. If my perception is true, please have mercy on them and deliver them. You can pray prayers like that. That is pleading the cause of the widow.

 

Our True Pastor

 

Isa 59:3

 

3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.  KJV

 

Isaiah 59:3For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity, your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perverseness.

 

Your hands...  Ministry is symbolized by the hand. The ministry in the Church today is defiled with blood, it is not producing Christ, but is killing people with the letter of the law.

 

And your fingers with iniquity... The finger is an isolated part of the hand. One of the fingers symbolizes the teacher, one is the evangelist, one is the prophet. It is talking about direct ministry to the people, and it is bringing forth iniquity, the names of blasphemy. It is bringing forth evil fruit instead of the image of Christ.

 

Your lips have spoken lies... They are preaching false doctrine, and they condemn the true doctrine when it comes forth.

 

And your tongue has muttered perverseness... The lips are on the outside, and the tongue is within. The lips are the external man, and the tongue is the spiritual man. The word perverseness means unrighteousness. They are killing the people when they are supposed to be bringing forth Christ in them. It is nice if someone has a problem, you pray for them, and give them a place to live and a job. That is wonderful, but it is just a Band-Aid. The Church is supposed to be producing the image of Christ in each individual so that the indwelling Christ brings total protection and life in the individual.

 

You are not supposed to be dependent on someone who calls himself a pastor, for the rest of your life. You are supposed to grow up and be able (by means of the Christ within you) to take care of yourself. There is a shepherding spirit in the Church today and it is keeping the people weak and infantile by telling them they cannot make spiritual decisions for themselves. Everything has to be done through these people who call themselves pastors of the shepherding movement. They do not let them grow up, they tell them what they can read, what they can listen to, and make major life decisions for the people. This is wickedness. Our Pastor is Jesus Christ. The earthly pastors are the undershepherds who are here to assist us.

 

Isa 59:4

 

4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.  KJV

 

Isaiah 59:4, None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

 

Conceive mischief... The Hebrew word translated conceive means to be an overseer. The term pastor is unscriptural. The only pastor is Jesus Christ. In the New Testament, Paul appointed men to be overseers and bishops. He never called one of them a pastor.

 

There is a difference between a pastor and an overseer. The word here is overseer, and he says the overseers are bringing forth mischief. Mischief means heavy wearisome labor. They are bringing forth works in the Church, telling the people to pray in tongues for three hours, get down on your knees, come to church five times a week, do this, do that, do this, do that. What God is doing is bringing forth the image of Christ in your soul, and that is the work of Jesus Christ.

 

You do not get it because you pray in tongues for three hours. If you want to do that, it is fine. There is nothing wrong with any of this stuff, but it is not going to produce Christ in you. The increase comes from the Lord. One plants and another waters, but the increase, the production of the fruit, comes from Jesus Christ.

 

1 Cor 3:6

 

6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.  KJV

 

People who are young Christians get confused, but Jesus Christ is perfectly capable of bringing forth every son. There is no reason for panic or rebellion. Jesus Christ will do it, just seek Him early and He will bring you through. He is the Son of God.

 

In Matt 23:4, we are told the Pharisees bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne... That is what is happening in the Church today.

 

Matt 23:4

 

4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.  KJV

 

Isa 59:5

 

5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.  KJV

 

Verse 5, They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth,... They are bringing forth vipers; they are bringing forth the fruit of Satan instead of the fruit of Christ.

 

Judah - Two Categories Of Sin

 

We are going to continue to look at Judah in the New Testament. There are two categories of sin in the Church world today. The first category is the modern-day Pharisees. These are people who have never received the truth. They have never really received the doctrine of the Gospel of the Kingdom. They have never submitted themselves to deliverance and the cleansing of the Lord.

 

Jn 8:44

 

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.  KJV

 

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar and the father of it.

 

What Jesus is telling us here is it is possible to be in the Church, to have the Holy Spirit, and to be a carnal man, when your thoughts and your words come forth from the Devil, which is in your carnal mind. We each have a manifestation of the Devil in our own mind; the Devil is within. Satan is within and when we speak forth from his spirit, we are speaking the words of the Devil. We are speaking forth a manifestation of the natural man.

 

Satan is a part of the original creation. He is the darkness which gives form to the living soul that died, and he is in the unconscious part of the carnal mind of every one of us. Now that we are two men, we can manifest one spirit or the other. If we manifest the spirit of this world (the spirit of darkness of the natural man, or Satan), our father is the Devil. If we speak forth the words of the Christ within, our Father is God.

 

Jn 8:44

 

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.  KJV

 

Jesus said to the Pharisees, the Jews who had received the oracles of God, that they were of their father, the Devil. How could this be? Jesus was saying, although they had the oracles of God (they had the Urim and the Thumim, and they had the ability under the Levitical Law to have communication with the Living God) they, nevertheless, were speaking the thoughts of the natural man.

 

This situation exists in the Church world today. We have people who lift up the name of Jesus Christ. They have His Spirit, they are preachers, they are in the government of God, they are prophets, they are evangelists, but they are speaking forth from the spirit of the natural man, and their father, Jesus said, is the Devil.

 

Jn 8:37, 40

 

37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

 

40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.  KJV

 

We have two Scriptures demonstrating this. John 8:37 tells us, I know that ye are Abraham's seed, but ye seek to kill Me, because My word hath no place in you.

 

John 8:38, But now ye seek to kill Me, a man who hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. The Pharisees were manifesting the spirit of this world. Satan, the god of this world, was speaking right through their very vessels, denying the Son of God and the truth of His doctrine.

 

Two Types Of Believers

 

The first category of man in the Church world today that typifies the sins of Judah (that we have been studying) is the carnal Christian who has never received in his spirit the true Gospel of the Kingdom, and has never experienced the need for spiritual cleansing and deliverance.

 

The second category of believer judgment is coming upon in accordance with Isaiah's prophecy to Judah, has indeed experienced the truth of the Gospel of the Kingdom, and has experienced the delivering power of the Lord Jesus Christ. The thoughts of Christ have been separated from the thoughts of Fallen Adam, the fallen adamic soul, and they have received deliverance from the evil fruit in their spirit; but something happened to them that made them deny deliverance, or the Gospel of the Kingdom, or both. They have refused to face the truth about their sin nature.

 

Heb 6:4-8

 

4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

 

5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

 

6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

 

7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:

 

8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.  KJV

 

We are turning now to Hebrews 6:4-6, For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

 

The Lord is very clearly telling us it is possible to have tasted of the good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come, to have tasted of the heavenly gift and to be made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and to crucify to themselves Jesus Christ afresh because they have fallen away. Paul said they cannot repent again, because they would indeed crucify to themselves the Lord Jesus Christ again, and put him to open shame.

 

What happened to these believers? Despite the fact they received the Gospel of the Kingdom in their mind, and received deliverance from some of the ungodly fruit in their soul, they still have curses and spiritual powers operating in their life that are powerful enough to bring forth evil fruit, at the same time the fruit of Christ is coming forth in the spirit of their mind. We have spoken about this in prior messages. The spirit of our mind is such a harlot that she is capable of fornicating and bringing forth the fruit of the two male spirits at the same time.

 

Jesus Christ is imparting His Spirit to our spirit. He is in the process of joining Himself to us, and bringing forth deliverance in our life, and hopefully we will have received enough power from His Spirit to overcome the thoughts of our carnal mind, to reject them when they tempt us, and to not fornicate with them. If we do fornicate, and an evil fruit is produced, hopefully we will cry out to God and say, Lord, we failed; cast this evil fruit out of us.

 

Types Of Earth

 

Heb 6:7-8

 

7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:

 

8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.  KJV

 

Hebrews 6, Verses 7-8, For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringing forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: But that which beareth thorns and briars is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

 

For the earth... Our soul is made of earth ...which drinketh in the rain, the Spirit of God, which cometh oft upon it, and bringing forth herbs... herbs are green, and bear the life of the Lord Jesus Christ. Herbs are the fruit or the foliage. They are very close to the ground, and they are the first signs of life, of spiritual life, coming forth in our spirit from the Spirit of God.

 

If your spirit receives the rain from the Spirit of God and brings forth herbs (the life of Christ), the Scripture says you receive a blessing from God; however, there is another kind of earth.

 

Verse 8, But that which beareth thorns and briars is rejected. When God pronounced the curse upon Adam in the Garden of Eden, he was told the earth would bring forth thorns and thistles. The earth of the soul of natural man is bringing forth thorns and thistles.

 

Gen 3:8

 

8 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;  KJV

 

Heb 6:4-5

 

4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

 

5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,  KJV

 

Verses 4-5, After we have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers Holy Ghost, And  have tasted of the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come... that is the Gospel of the Kingdom, and the powers of the world to come is deliverance. After we have tasted of all this, if the earth of our soul brings forth thorns and thistles, the Lord says we must be rejected, because He will not share His Kingdom with anyone.  God is not a man, and He will not fight on the level of a man. He will not share His Kingdom with the fruit of iniquity.

 

Cleansing & Deliverance

 

Heb 6:8

 

8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.  KJV

 

The Lord God says, That spirit, that manifestation, that cell in the body of the living soul that died is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing. If this is your condition, your problem is that there are curses on your life which are giving or imparting power within your soul for the human spirit to bring forth evil fruit, simultaneously with the presence of the Spirit of God in your life. The Lord will not tolerate it. He will reject you, and we are told at the end of Verse 8 that the end of this person is to be burned.

 

Fire is a manifestation of the Spirit of God. Fire cleanses, it is the universal purger. Even unsaved people know if something needs to be cleansed, you burn it. If you want to disinfect metal, you burn it. It goes through the fire. This is a principle which exists throughout the earth, not only with spiritual men, but with natural men.

 

The Lord is saying, If this is your condition, you have tasted of all God has to offer, and you are still producing thorns and thistles, you need curses broken on you. You need to have your soul and spirit purged by the fire of God, which is the delivering power of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

There are a lot of people in the Church today who do not want to believe they have curses. Personally, I do not understand it. If you do not have a curse, and you pray to break it, if you do not have it, nothing can happen to you. I believe it is a manifestation of pride. People do not want to admit there could be anything wrong with them.

 

Jesus said to the Pharisees, If you say that you see, your sin remaineth with you. You cannot get cleansed, you cannot get purified, and you cannot come forth in the image of Christ, which is what the end is supposed to be for all of us. You will not receive the expected end unless you admit that your spiritual condition is less than what it should be. Then you submit yourself to God, confess whatever might be wrong with you, let Him cleanse you of it, and bring you up to where He is. This is the situation in the Church today, and they just do not want to believe it.

 

Heb 6:6

 

6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

 

Hebrews Chapter 6, Verse 6, a Scripture which is so commonly quoted, says, If you fall away, there is no renewing you to repentance. The Church interpreted this Scripture to mean there is no chance for you. But I say unto all of you who have ears to hear, read the next two verses and you will see there is hope for you! God will judge you; He will judge the sin being manifested in your human spirit and in your soul. He will judge it, He will burn it, He will uproot it, and He will break it off, but the process by which He does this is known as deliverance.

 

You have to submit to having the curses broken on you and having the demons cast out. That is the way God does it; that is His provision for this condition. If you are so blinded you cannot believe you need deliverance, then the Lord will burn your ground. The fiery trial Peter speaks about will burn up the pride of your carnal mind.

 

1 Pet 4:12-13

 

12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

 

13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. KJV

 

For another witness, we go to Hebrews 10:26-31:

 

Heb 10:26-31

 

26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

 

27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

 

28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

 

29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

 

30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

 

31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.  KJV

 

Verse 27, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. The adversaries are the demons. This is a witness that the burning we just spoke about in Hebrews 6 is the fiery indignation of the Living God, who is incensed, that while He is in the process of producing His image in your soul, your human spirit is still producing evil fruit. He is incensed, and He will bring upon you the fiery indignation which shall devour your adversaries. They are going to be purged out from you so you can continue on your way to produce the image of Christ.

 

Two Kinds Of Judgment

 

I would like to take some time to speak about the two kinds of judgment. This is evident both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament.

 

Eph 5:26

 

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,  KJV

 

The common Scripture which is quoted to deny deliverance is, We are cleansed with the washing of water by the word. The word wash is Strong's #3067, and it literally means to wash. Webster's definition of wash is to separate by action of water or rubbing. It is to separate. The word cleanse is Strong's #2511, and it means to purge, or to purify. To purge means to cause evacuation, to relieve of sediment or trapped air by bleeding. That means an actual removal of something.

 

We have spoken about this in prior messages. When we are washed with the water, which is the Word, our thoughts are separated—the thoughts of Christ are separated from the thoughts of Fallen Adam, the fallen adamic soul, but all the thoughts are still in our mind. We have to get the bath water out of our mind, and that is the deliverance. It is the purging, it is the evacuation, it is the relief of sediment or trapped air by bleeding. It has to be extracted from our mind, and the way God does that is by the process known as deliverance.

 

2 Cor 7:1

 

7 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.  KJV

 

We have here for a reference 2 Corinthians 7:1, And having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. That is not talking about washing. That is talking about cleansing ourselves, evacuating these things from our very beings.

 

Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit... demonic activity and curses in the flesh and spirit, that is the soul and spirit.

 

That is another error in the Church: they say there can be no demons in your spirit, which is not true. It says right here, Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

 

Eph 5:26

 

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,  KJV

 

Our next reference is Ephesians 5:26, That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. Both cleansing and washing is evident in this Scripture. They are two different words, we just talked about it. These thoughts need to be separated from the filth, and the filth has to be evacuated by deliverance.

 

1 Jn 1:9

 

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  KJV

 

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. That is not the word wash. That is the word cleanse. The wickedness must be evacuated.

 

Isa 1:16

 

16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;  KJV

 

We are told in Isaiah 1:16, Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil. The word wash is the word wash as it is used in the New Testament. Separate your thoughts from the evil thoughts in your mind. There are several Scriptures in the Old Testament where a man of God says, I can discern between good and evil.

 

1 Kings 3:9

 

9 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?  KJV

 

It was acknowledged in the Old Testament that it was necessary to discern between good and evil, and that comes to pass when we have the spiritual power to separate the thoughts of Christ from the thoughts of Fallen Adam.

 

Wash yourself, separate your thoughts, make yourself clean, and put away the evil of your doing. The word put away means to pluck away, to depart, to remove, to separate,  and these are not violent words. This is what I call willful deliverance. This is what comes forth when you are in full agreement with the Spirit of God and you submit yourself to Him.

 

This process is much less painful than when He does it without your agreement, and He will violate your will. When your child has a toothache, you will violate his will. You will take him to the dentist. If he is sick, you will violate his will, and take him to the doctor. When we are in a spiritual condition where we are producing evil fruit, we are spiritually sick, and the Lord God will violate our will to deliver us, either with our agreement or without our agreement.

 

This word put away, put away the evil of your doings, that is the easy way to go. That is the gentle definition of this word, pluck away, depart, withdraw, remove, or separate, and then He tells us to cease to do evil. Wash yourself, separate your thoughts, put away evil, get deliverance, cast them out of your mind, and then you will have the power to cease to do evil!

 

The first kind of deliverance is to submit to the Lord and those whom the Spirit of God is manifesting through. You receive deliverance under the anointing. That is the willful deliverance, the submissive deliverance. The second kind of deliverance is when you bring God to a place where He must decide to deliver you against your will. You can liken yourselves (those of you who fall into this category) to children who are having a temper tantrums because they do not want to go for their inoculations, or they do not want to go to school. The parents take them by the hand and forcibly put them where they need to be for their own well-being.

 

God will deliver you against your will. I personally do not know how long it takes for Him to get to the point where He makes that decision. The Scriptures talk about Him coming upon some people as a thief in the night. He will not come upon those who are prepared, who meet Him in the way, who submit themselves to Him, by surprise.

 

1 Thes 5:2

 

 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.  KJV

 

There are Christians who will be visited by Him as a thief in the night. He is coming upon you, and you shall be surprised because He has cried to you, He has called to you, He has spoken to you for only He knows how long. You have called His doctrines unclean, so He will come upon you as a thief in the night and deliver you against your will at the appointed time.

 

Jer 6:29-30

 

29 The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away.

 

30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them.  KJV

 

Verses 29 and 30, The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away. Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them. This is talking about the power of God being exerted on behalf of the believer to bring forth deliverance, and the believer not submitting himself to the power.

 

The bellows are burned... Fire is the power of God.

 

...the lead is consumed of the fire... Lead is a base metal and is likened unto the natural man in us. It is consumed. God has melted everything in us that is holding the wicked in place. We need to confess, repent, submit ourselves to the process and deliverance will come forth with no problem.

 

The founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away. Just anybody walking down the street cannot receive deliverance.

 

These demons are part of the personality of the natural man. They are a part of you. It takes the power of God to melt us into our separate elements so the wicked can be plucked out. This is a great and mighty miracle and blessing of God. There are people in the Church today who claim they have no demons, and they have no curses which need to be broken. Although they are melted by the Spirit of God, they will not release their demons. They will not let them go.

 

Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them. Silver typifies salvation and reprobate means imperfect. Those believers who fall into this category have been offered salvation by the Lord, they have the Holy Spirit. They are Christians, for all intents and purposes. They will not get delivered, and the Scripture says the Lord hath rejected them.

 

Jer 7:16

 

16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.  KJV

 

Jeremiah 7:16, Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to Me: for I will not hear thee. That is pretty severe. Sometimes God's judgments are pretty severe, and when someone who has heard the Word of God, and has been called to by the Spirit of Christ for a long time continues to refuse the plea of the Lord God to get delivered and move on in God, this is the rejection God pronounces upon them. He commands the believers who are in His will to not even pray for them. This is where we find some people coming into deliverance churches, or not necessarily deliverance churches, but crying out for the trials that are upon them. They say the Devil is after them, and they go around begging believers to pray for them because their life is in tatters. I am not saying this is true for everyone, every case is different. If you have tried in every way you can to have people pray you out of your problems and you still have them, I suggest you seek the Lord to find out if you have not failed to hear His command or hear His call. We are told in the Scripture that no amount of intercession can stop the fiery judgments of God.

 

It will burn until the last bit of reprobateness is purged out from the earth of their soul. There is no deliverance for somebody who is under the fire of God. Every trial of your life does not come forth from a demonic attack. It may be God wielding the sword of the wicked, which is the demons, to purge you. If you have submitted yourself to deliverance, if you have gone for every kind of prayer, no matter how you perceive it and there is no help for you, the chances are you are not fighting the demons. Your enemy is the Lord. My counsel to you is to get down on your face and repent and get through this thing as quickly as possible because God never turns back.

 

He does not turn back from something like this unless you repent. He will turn back if you repent, but He will not turn back to the extent He is going to remove the trial from you so that you can stay the way you were. Not a chance, people, not a chance!

 

Amos 4:11-13

 

11 I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.

 

12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

 

13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The Lord, The God of hosts, is his name.  KJV

 

Amos, Chapter 4, Verse 11, I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto Me, saith the Lord.

 

The Lord said, I have overthrown you as I have overthrown Sodom and Gomorrah. He was speaking to Israel. He is not speaking to the world; He is speaking to the Church today. He has placed His trials upon you.

 

Nevertheless, you have not returned unto me, you have not repented, and received the chastening.

 

Delivered To The Tormenters

 

Amos 5:27

 

27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, whose name is The God of hosts.  KJV

 

Amos, Chapter 5, Verse 27, Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, whose name is The God of Hosts. The Lord God can send us into captivity. This is a pretty hard word, but it is the word of the Lord. You cannot stay babies forever. God is the one who sends us into captivity. If you are overcome by demons, if you are overcome by any problem in your life, I do not care what it is—if you cannot hold a job, if you cannot hold a husband, if you cannot control your children, if you are overcome with infirmity—God has sent you into captivity. When you are not in Christ, before you are saved, the Scripture tells us God will turn you over to the tormenters.

 

Matt 18:34

 

34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.  KJV

 

That is when you are not saved. There is no hope for you outside of the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord gives the tormenters, the demons, and the curses in your life free reign over you. From the day you repent and receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you become eligible for the delivering power of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

This is where a lot of people get messed up. If God has sent you into captivity, has permitted and literally sent hordes of demons upon you because of your wicked ways, when you repent and receive Jesus Christ He does not just snap His fingers and pull them off you. It does not work that way. They are already a part of you and have become a part of your soul, your personality. They are on your family line, going from generation to generation to generation.

 

The provision the Lord Jesus Christ has made to remove these curses and demons from you is deliverance. He does not snap His fingers and call them back. He has anointed people in the Church who He has imparted the power to break the curses and cast out the evil spirits. That is how He calls them back. To say all these curses were broken 2,000 years ago is a misunderstanding. Two thousand years ago Jesus Christ, by His work on the cross, imparted the power to the Church to break curses and cast out demons. Before the work of Jesus Christ, there was no power to break curses and cast out demons.

 

Today the power is available, but it is not automatic. We have to pick up the power and use it. This is a great misunderstanding in the Church. May this be quickened to the ears of everyone hearing this message. Matthew 23:39, is a witness to the fact God will reject those who will not receive deliverance. The witness for captivity is Matthew 18:34, And he delivered them unto the tormenters. We just spoke about that above.

 

Matt 23:39

 

39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.  KJV

 

Matt 18:34

 

34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.  KJV

 

1 Timothy 1:20, Whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. God sends His people into captivity. He will remove His Spirit from them, and He will send them into captivity.

 

1 Tim 1:20

 

20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.  KJV

 

I would like to wind up this teaching by saying God is a great God, He is loving parent and all of this judgment, rejection and captivity is for our good, that we should become spiritual adults, fully equipped to function in the spiritual realm of God. That is His purpose. His purpose is not to burn us in hell forever, or to reject us because we have rejected him, because you cannot reject the Son of God.

 

The Love Of God

 

Jn 3:16

 

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

 

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. He wills that all men should be saved. He loved you before you loved Him. You cannot reject the Son of God, He will not let you. You cannot resist the love of God. Who can resist the love of God? He just loves, and loves, and loves until you respond. Sometimes His love takes the form of chastisement, but He is not burning you in hell forever because you have rejected Him like a small spiritual child having a temper tantrum.

 

Isa 66:16

 

16 For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many.  KJV

 

We are going to turn now to Isaiah 66:16 to see what the end of all of this chastening is and it is severe. God tells us it is severe. For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh and the slain of the Lord shall be many.

 

That word plead means to erect. When we exist in the soul realm, we are not standing up erect. We are lying down. The Scriptures describes this very frequently as being in a bed. It is a sign of spiritual weakness. The whole living soul that died is in a condition of spiritual weakness in this hour and we are subject to the pestilence of this realm. It is the purpose of the Lord Jesus Christ to stand us up erect. We are a fallen creation; we are lying down, and it is the will of the Lord God to stand us up on our feet erect, with all of the horrors of this realm under our feet, incapable of touching us or hurting us.

 

For by fire and by the sword will the Lord plead with all flesh...  By the fire of His Spirit, and by His sword, this is judgment. What He is producing from this judgment is the erection of the living soul that died. We are going to be standing up straight again.

 

Rev 21:4

 

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.  KJV

 

No more pain and torment. We are told in the Book of Revelation, no more tears, no more curses—it is all over when we are standing erect. It is not all over when we repent and say, I receive the Holy Spirit. That is the beginning of the process which will end in our standing up in an upright position, having power over all the power of the enemy. You do not get it all when you say, I am sorry, I repent, and you certainly do not get it all because of what Jesus did 2,000 years ago. The work of the Cross has to be worked out in your life.

 

What Jesus did 2,000 years ago supplied the power to bring forth spiritual maturity and deliverance in your life. You have to take that power, appropriate it, and bring forth the promises for each and every life, of each and every cell, of each and every person on the face of the earth. Yes, Jesus did what He intended to do on the cross. He provided the power, and now He is in the earth, by His Spirit, manifesting that power through fallen men, so that the bondage may be broken on the entire creation, and death should be swallowed up in victory. This is the end result of all of this judgment, rejection, separation, and torment. It is because He loves us.

 

Rev 19:20-21, And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived him that received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all of the fowls were filled with their flesh.

 

Rev 19:20-21

 

20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

 

21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.  KJV

 

This is talking about the fire and the sword of God we just spoke about. The beast is the natural man. He was taken captive by the Spirit of God, and with him the false prophet who wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast. When you speak the words of the beast, when you are expressing his spirit, you have his mark. It is not 666 written down on a grocery can.

 

The seal of God is the Mind of Christ. When we express Christ, we have the seal of Christ. I do not care whether you have the Holy Spirit or not. If what you are speaking through your mouth is coming from the natural man, you have the mark of the beast. You have to get delivered.

 

And them that worshiped his image, these both were cast alive in the lake of fire burning with brimstone. Fire is the Spirit of Christ; the purging, purifying fire of the Spirit of Christ. If you look up these words in the Greek, they mean sulfur, the universal purger of all evil.

 

They were thrown into the fire of Christ Jesus, and victory will swallow up death; the swallowing up of Satan. If you would like to read more about this subject, I have a book titled Satan Swallowed Up, which is available for purchase at Amazon.com.

 

The beast, and the false prophet, and all of those who were with him are going to be swallowed up by Christ Jesus and His Spirit, the Spirit of Christ. He is going to take vengeance against those parts of our soul man that have been tormenting us all these thousands of years.

 

And the remnant were slain... There is a remnant, a part of us that is not going to get thrown into the fire. He is going to deliver that part of us another way. Our ungodly soul is going to get slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth. That is the sword which is nailing Christ Jesus to the cross of the living soul that died.

 

We are breaking the curses, the demons are being cast out, Satan is being swallowed up, and Christ is nailing Himself to the living soul that died with the sword of His mouth. He is doing it through the spoken word. The life of the Spirit manifests through the spoken word.

 

These are all spiritual things, and this is the glorious result of the judgment of God. If we come willingly to Christ, our walk will be easier. If we have to be dragged like a child having a temper tantrum, it will be more difficult. He is going to save every last one of His children. He shall not lose one, for He loves us all with an everlasting love we cannot even comprehend.

 

03/20/18, rh

 

 

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