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Thank you for pointing out that the microphone was in wrong tonight, Lord, because we would have had to redo this whole message. We thank you for the prophecy. We thank you for the music. We thank you for the move of your spirit, for the mercy that you've had on the unsaved people in this development. We thank you for defeating our enemies. I saw arrows just being broken everywhere. Thank you, Father, for manifesting in the manner that we read about in the Bible. We long to see that move of your spirit that is undefeatable because we've come into a relationship with you where we're so under your cover that we're undefeatable, Lord. We know it's possible, because your Bible tells us about it. We want to see it, Lord. Is it possible that we could see it in our lifetime? Glory to God. Hallelujah.
This is The Fifth Trumpet, part three. Glory to God. And then, we're going to be recapping Revelation chapter 8, verse 13, which starts the fifth trumpet a- -- through Revelation 9. I wrote down verse 2 here, but I believe it's verse 3. And as I continue to look into the spirit, I saw an angel flying in the spiritual realm of the soul. And I understood his very authoritative spiritual communication, which was saying, grief and mourning and disaster to the spiritual life which is married to the living soul because of the warfare which shall be waged against them when the last three angels perform their ministry to the living soul. And the members of the first fruits company which were standing up in spiritual strength began to minister judgment to the living soul by waging war against it so that the spiritual men dwelling with the living soul in the same vessel could be set free and that the living soul could be redeemed and restored to the spiritual realm of God.
And I saw the spiritual man, Christ Jesus, appear to the balance of the living soul. And they were extending themselves, the many members of Christ Jesus -- they were extending themselves to the living soul. And the living soul was fertilized by the Sons of God, and the spiritual life of God sprang forth from it and ascended above the existence on the soul realm, just like the smoke which results from refining metal in this realm of appearance ascends into the heavenlies. And the spiritual life of the living soul and the whole spiritual realm of the soul was covered over and hidden by the spiritual life of God which had appeared in it. And the spiritual life of Christ which sprang forth from the living soul appeared in the souls of men, and they had the authority to execute the judgment of death upon the living soul because they were the righteousness of God.
And, I believe, the Lord has told me to remind you -- if you've heard this before, maybe there's someone here that hasn't heard it before, that what's happening in this hour with regard to miracles is this. Years ago, 40 years ago, 50 years ago, when the big evangelists were out there, Oral Roberts, getting people out of wheelchairs and performing miracles by the power of God that men could see. What God was doing was demonstrating his power. These miracles were extended to men with a very basic repentance coming forth from them. God did not require deep change of deep personality problems. He had mercy on very sick people, blind people, deaf people, people in wheelchairs. He had mercy on them, but his deeper purpose -- and I hope we all know that he has an overall purpose that will end in the salvation of the entire living soul. So beyond having mercy, we have to find out where he is in his program to save the entire living soul.
And his purpose with regard to those miracles was to demonstrate that he had the power to get men out of wheelchairs, to heal the blind and the deaf, because men have trouble believing if they can't see. Now, these miracles still happen. But ask anybody that was around 40, 50 years ago. They're much farther and fewer between. A lot of people are going around saying, where's the move of God? Where's the move of God? Where are the miracles? Why isn't God moving like he used to? Because, brethren, he's moved into the next phase of his deliverance, and he's bringing forth, in this hour, deep deliverance in the personality. He's not just saying get up out of the wheelchair. The miracles of this hour is the Lord saying to the emotional cripples, get up out of your -- the prisons of your mind. He's doing miracles that are not so obviously seen, and he's requiring a much deeper measure of repentance than he required for the people who got up out of the wheelchair.
And I'm not necessarily talking about people in mental institutions. Ask anyone that knows anything about mental disease, and they'll tell you there are more sickies on the outside than on the inside. The only difference is, if you're on the outside and not on the inside, the only difference is that you're functioning. You're on the outside because you're functioning. You're probably supporting yourself, and you're not doing any harm to other people, but you could be just as troubled as the people on the inside. They're just on the inside because they couldn't hold a job or because they damaged another human being. But almost everybody has emotional problems, especially in this hour. In this society, we're just so corrupt and decadent and demonized.
So the Lord Jesus Christ is saying to the mental cripples, wise up and walk in this hour. And that's where the miracles are coming forth. It's much harder. He's requiring deep repentance and efforts on the part of the people to whom he's granting this deliverance to resist the devil, to submit to God, to resist the devil and see the change come forth in their personality. And this move of God is much harder to see than someone standing up in a wheelchair. And it's also very, very unacceptable to large measures of the church world today who don't want to hear that they have to delve into their own soul and look upon their own motives and look deeply upon their own shortcomings and their own faults, and then by the power of God try to change. They don't want to hear this, large numbers of the church world. They don't want to hear it, brethren.
They'll tell you, you have to stop taking dope. They'll tell you, you have to stop drinking. They'll definitely tell you, you have to stop smoking. That's a really big one. OK. But they're -- they're not up there telling you that you have to make an effort to stop hating your brother, that you have to make an effort to submit to one another, that you have to make an effort to overcome your rebellion and your rejection, by the power of God, to rise up in the love of God for the one that's rejection, that this deep deliverance that he's promised in this hour comes when we do our part. He's -- we're required to do something. The people in the wheelchair, the people that were deaf, the people that were blind, all they had to do was get themselves to the evangelist's meeting, but he's requiring a great sacrifice in this hour.
But, brethren, no pain, no gain. A great sacrifice will bring forth a might deliverance, but the church world is not too happy about this message of dealing with your own soul, of joining to the soul of Christ and looking upon your Adamic soul and dealing with it. It's not pleasant, but the Lord has started the new move of God in a few corners of the world. And if he's extended the opportunity for this deliverance to you, you are greatly blessed. So that's what's happening in this hour. He's saying, rise up and walk, to the mental cripples, and not necessarily the institutionalized ones, the functioning ones, the ones that have good jobs that will tell you that they're OK, and their heart is overflowing with the poison and sin, pride and competition in the church, and hatred for their brethren, glory seeking. We don't have it here, thank God. We just have a beautiful group right now. But in most churches, there's somebody that's trying to unseat the elder. It's just the nature of man. We're supposed to resist.
Don't get condemned. If you find there's someone in the congregation that you really don't care for, don't get condemned. Pray for them. Ask God to help you. Acknowledge it as an ungodly manifestation, and ask him to give you a love for that person. And if the person is terrible, if their an obnoxious person, still pray, and ask God to have mercy on the obnoxious person and to have mercy on you because your sin is just as severe in the sight of God as that obnoxious person, whatever they're doing. If their sin is pride, most likely -- usually when you're obnoxious, it's pride, usually. But no matter what their sin is, you should know that your lack of caring for them in their condition of infirmity -- because that's an infirmity, brethren. To be obnoxious so that everybody rejects you, that person is in a desperate condition. And if you can't find compassion for them, at least tell God that you're not manifesting Christ. But -- because your lack of compassion is just as severe in God's eyes as that person's obnoxiousness.
It's a tough word. I struggled with it. I still struggle with it sometimes. When I come up against somebody that's very evil. And I know that the sin of my heart that I was manifesting in that hour, envy, pride, nobody's fully delivered in this hour. I'm not fully delivered. But when these thoughts come up, pierce through from my unconscious mind, they are just as offensive to God as the one that's trying to kill me. That's really hard to deal with, but it's the truth. And he requires us to deal with it and to not look at the evil of our brother.
He just wants us to deal with ourselves. Let's deal with ourselves. We can pray for defense. We -- no one wants to be knocked down by Christians that are practicing witchcraft. But, primarily, he's requiring us to examine ourselves, brethren, and come before him with a humble and a repentant heart to receive his ministry for us. And then, he's going to deal with the people that are against us. He's going to take care of them. Because, in this hour, his Son -- if you're listening to this message, most likely, his Son is appearing in you. His Son is appearing in you, and your unconscious mind must be dealt with, needless to say your conscious mind. He's going to deal with your enemies. Glory to God. OK.
Verse 4, chapter 9 of the book of Revelation. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. Glory to God. And it was commanded them. That word commanded is Strong's 4483, and it's the only time that it's translated commanded in the New Testament. And it means to utter, speak or say, but it comes forth from the idea of flowing forth. And I suggest to you that the concept of flowing forth is suggesting spirit. Spirit flows. Spirit is likened to waters, to rivers, to fountains of waters. And I suggest to you that the reason the Holy Spirit used this word to describe the fact that the Sons of God were commanded is that he's trying to impart to us the understanding that the command came forth from a spiritual source. And I suggest to you that the spiritual source that the command came forth from was their head, which is the spirit of Jesus Christ who is ruling in the Sons of God, the corporate body of Christ, Christ Jesus. Sp- -- Jesus Christ is living today in the Sons of God. He is their spiritual head. He is a spirit.
And I suggest to you that he poured forth. He flowed forth an utterance into the minds of the Sons of God, and he commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree. Now, this word hurt, it's Strong's 91, and it means to do moral, social or physical wrong. It's from the root 94, which means unjust, unrighteous. And its Hebrew equivalent means affliction or calamity.
Now, a lot of Christians get all hung up here, and they say, well, the Lord ca- -- that can't be talking about God. It's got to be talking about the demons. It's got to be talking about Satan. I mean, do you tell me that God is going to do moral, social or physical wrong to somebody? Do you mean that the Lord Jesus Christ is going to be unjust, unrighteous? He's going to afflict people with calamity? A lot of Christians will say, not my God. And I suggest to you they received a false Jesus.
Isaiah 45:7, the Lord speaking. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things. Brethren, there's no power in the earth except God almighty, and evil is his servant, his executioner, his enforcer, his police force. Jeremiah 11:11. Therefore thus sayeth the Lord, behold, I will bring evil upon them, which shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them. Does anybody remember how the book of Revelation categorizes this kind of judgment? The Lord is bringing evil upon them. They shall not be able to escape. And although they shall cry unto me, that's repentance, I will not hearken unto them. Anybody remember what we call that kind of judgment? Wormwood, amen. Glory to God. That's the judgment of wormwood. It does not carry immediate repentance with it. Hallelujah.
Nehemiah 13:18. Did your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? Yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the Sabbath. I'm not sure who is speaking, but obviously it was someone with spiritual authority. And the book of Nehemiah talks about the exodus from Babylon, where Judah was sent for judgment. And this spiritual authority was saying, didn't your fathers blaspheme God, and were they not sent into captivity in Babylon? And still you profane the Sabbath? Did you not learn from the evil the Lord visited upon your fathers?
Proverbs 20:30. The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly. Now, a lot of people have no problem recognizing that this is one of the Scripture that admonish us to discipline, to physically discipline, our children, but I don't know how many Christians are aware that this Scripture applies to spiritual discipline. And I declare to you that the Lord will beat his children until the black and blue mark appears because beating cleanseth away evil. And if the Lord God has done evil to you, it is for the purpose of cleansing your evil.
Do you see the same principle as the second death? Do you remember when we spoke about the second death? The first death was the death of innocence. Man, at first, was innocent. He sinned and he died. He now dwells in a realm of death. The second death will have to be the death of what he is now. If he dwells in death and death dies, he will be restored to life. The death of death is life. The application of evil to evil produces good, when God does it, when God does it. When man does it, he destroys you. When a parent disciplines his children, it's under the authority of God, and if it's done in the spirit of God -- I'm not talking about child abuse. And when it's done in the spirit of God, your children will bear the fruit of being cleansed of evil in their spiritual discipline. God will beat you, brethren.
And the one who -- the one that he uses to beat you is Satan and the demons. They can't touch you without legal ground. There has to be sin on your family line and in your own life. And God is beating you so that you -- he is doing evil to you so that you should repent and cry out for mercy that you might be cleansed of your sin. But, brethren, if you believe that Satan is not the enforcer of God and that you are victimized by what's happening to you, how will you ever repent? We must look for God in everything.
Yes, I believe that people can send curses at us. I believe that evil thinking can come at us as curses. I believe all that, but, brethren, if there's nothing in you for this evil thinking to stimulate, it can't hurt you. Satan could not touch Jesus because he had nothing in him. What happen when these curses come toward you is that they come towards you and they fly around you, and they look for sin in your mind, and they stimulate you to sin. And then some disaster comes upon you. And, yes, it was a curse. It was. But if there was no sin in your heart, it would have had no effect upon you. If you can't hear that, please pray about it. I'm not condemning anybody. I'm not condemning anybody.
I just lived through this thing. I was very ill, very ill, and I was crying out to God, very recently, and he told me that the open door that I had was unforgiveness. I had to confess that unforgiveness. I had to call people that I wasn't forgiving, and I had to confess it in front of the whole congregation, and God delivered me. The curses could not have made me sick if there was not unforgiveness in my heart. Hear me, people, hear me, and get your deliverance. Get your deliverance. Glory to God. OK.
We are dealing with verse 4, and it was of the -- chapter 9 of the book of Revelation. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth. Now, this expression, the grass of the earth, I asked the Lord what that meant because I remind you that on message 45, part two, we talk about the green grass, and that came from chapter 8 if I'm not mistaken. I didn't write it down. In one of the verses in chapter 8, we talk about the green grass. If you want to review that, that's on message 45, part two. And now, we're talking about the grass of the earth.
So this is what the Lord told me, that, well, first of all, there's only one Greek word that's translated grass. And some of you may have heard our series on grass where we go into a deep study of the three Hebrew words that are translated grass. In the Greek, we only have one word translated grass. And we found out on message 45, part two, that it means courtyard, fence, dwelling place for unclean animals. And we likened that to the soul. We likened that to the soul. It was a dwelling place where the unclean animal of Satan lives. The l- -- the soul is unclean, brethren. It's an unclean medium. God is growing the life of his spirit in it.
And when you -- if you have a garden and you want to grow something, you could put -- use garbage as mulch. I've seen people use fish heads. I used to know a woman whose mother worked in the fish market, and she brought her rotting fish parts, and she worked it into the soil for fertilizer. And our souls are filled with demons and curses and every evil work, which are the fertilizer for the soil in which God is growing the life of his Son. That's the spiritual reality of it. Glory to God.
So we had the green grass symbolizing the unclean soul that had produced the green of spiritual life, and it produced the green of spiritual life. And I just rem- -- I'm going to pu- -- we have this on another messages. It's an apparent contradiction. I just want to repeat it again in case anyone has this question in their mind. The color green, in vegetable life, means life. It's a very positive word. But the color green in animal life means death. I've never seen anyone with a green face. Either you're a Vulcan or you're dying. If you're green, it means you're dying. It's an indication that you're sick. And we know that the fourth horseman in the book of Revelation is green and that he typified death. Yet, in vegetable life, the color green symbolizes life. So the living soul -- the soul is the animal life, and the green typifies the life of God, the spiritual life that's coming forth in it. OK.
So the gree- -- if the grass is green, that means it's the soul that is producing the life of God. And in Revelation 9:4, it talks about the grass of the earth. And I suggest to you that this symbolizes the soul made of earth, the Adamic soul, as opposed to what soul? Anybody? What's the other soul that's in the earth in this hour? Glory to God. The soul of Christ. Amen, amen. So I suggest to you that the soul of earth is typifying the Adamic soul, glory to God, as opposed to the soul of Christ.
So let's find out what this very mysterious verse is saying. I was very excited when I prepared this message today, brethren. I'm telling you, God just keeps witnessing it to me over and over. The carnal minds of men are just -- they're just killing us. This word is so glorious, and the church world has this book of Revelation being a damning, hellfire, cursing, hopeless judgment upon the majority of mankind. And I declare to you that God is great and that he is merciful and that he shall indeed deliver the entire living soul, and I personally thank him for the privilege of being able to read these Scriptures and understand these Scriptures with his mind and to see the glory in what he's saying instead of making him this monster that's burning up people.
So this is the phrase. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth. It shouldn't -- they shouldn't hurt the Adamic soul, neither any green thing, neither any tree. So the -- well, now, this word neither -- I had to -- I really had to meditate on this for a while. I was confused here. And this is what God gave me. The word neither is Strong's 3761, and I'm going to read to you the comment that I got out of Thayer's lexicon. This is what layer -- Thayer, layer. This is what Thayer says about this word neither. He says that it's used to connect parts or members of the same thing. Now, what that means to me is if God is saying neither any green thing, neither any tree, that the green thing and the tree and the grass of the earth must all be the parts of the same thing because this word neither is used to connect members of the same thing.
And he also said that this word always makes reference to something proceeding and to what follows also, the connections of clauses. And that's a clause. The grass of the earth is a clause. Neither any green thing is a clause. Neither any tree, that's a third clause. And he says that the connection of clauses [UNINTELLIGIBLE] negative, the word negative refers to not. OK. So there are three clauses and with a negative on it, were made negative by the word neither. It -- they're so close that these clauses are mutually complimentary and combine into a unity. So I'm suggesting to you the fact that the Scripture talks about the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, according to Thayer's comment on Greek grammar, these things must be three parts of one whole. This is what the Lord told me.
So green thing, that's one word. And in the Scripture it really is green. And I remind you that spiritual life, the -- when it's green is -- spiritual life, when it's green, is the life of God. OK. So the spiritual -- I'm suggesting that the green thing is the spiritual life that's coming forth in the grass of the earth, which is the Adamic soul. The green thing is the life of Christ that's growing in the grass of the earth, which is the Adamic soul. So the Lord is saying, don't hurt the grass of the earth. Don't hurt the Adamic soul. Neither hurt the green thing. Don't hurt the life of Christ that's just budding in it. Neither hurt any tree. Neither hurt the bodies of the men in which this is happening, in the men in whom the life of Christ is appearing, don't hurt their souls and don't hurt their bodies.
And I'm going to suggest to you that this word hurt is typifying judgment. It's the evil that God is doing through his Sons to the evil in men that will result in their being cleansed. It's the judgments of God. When the Lord says to the Sons of God, don't do them hurt, he's saying don't reign down judgment on the men in whom the life of Christ is appearing in their souls and in their bodies. Leave them alone because my Son, my life, has already started to come forth, which means there must be a measure of repentance. No judgment over there, he says, but go to the men, but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. Go to the men that show no sign of my life whatsoever, that show no sign of repentance, that show no sign of a change of thinking whatsoever.
Alternate Translation, one half, the first half, of Revelation 9:4. And they were instructed -- the Sons of God, they were instructed by their spiritual head that they should not judge the Adamic soul or body of the men in whom the life of Christ was appearing. Leave them alone. But only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. Don't judge those that in whom Christ is appearing. Do reign judgment on those in whom there is no sign of my life. Does anybody know where his life appears? How can you see the life of God appearing? Anybody? In the way they act and in the way they -- what comes before your behavior? In the way they think. Amen, amen. Christ is appearing in the minds of men. Glory to God.
The seal of God, if you want to review that, message 42 reviews the seal of God, in part three. And if you want to go a little further into it, the two sealings. There are two sealing [UNINTELLIGIBLE] can be reviewed in part five of message 42. And the sealing of the 12 tribes, we talk about that in part four of message 42. And the sealing of God in the forehead, and the forehead typifies the mind. It typifies the mind.
Ezekiel 3, verses 8 to 9. Behold, this is the Lord speaking, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. And I declare to you, brethren, that God is not think- -- talking about thinking or talking about men as a deer with antlers. Have you ever seen two male bucks battle? They put their antlers together, and they struggle. When the Lord says that I will have made your face strong against their faces and your forehead strong against their foreheads, he's talking about mind control, brethren. He's saying that the power of their Adamic mind is not going to overtake your mind when you're in Christ. That's what he's saying, brethren.
And I just see it every day, brethren, people with strong personalities. They just overtake other people. They just overtake other people. The person with the less powerful mind has an opinion, and the powerful mind comes in contact with them, and they change that person's mind. A forehead has come against your forehead, if that's what has happened to you. A man's mind has approached your mind and brought it into submission. And the Lord God is promising here that in -- when you move into Christ -- and this is a process. Please, I've heard very immature Christians say we have the mind of Christ. No, you don't. No, you don't. Hopefully, you're in the process of receiving it. Glory to God. Help us, Jesus.
But when you have the mind of Christ, when Christ is manifesting in you, brethren, your forehead shall be as strong as flint, brethren, and you will look back at the face of the person that's trying to influence you, and you will say the Lord God Jesus Christ reigns. I don't care what you say. And you will say, righteousness shall prevail. I don't care what you say, and I don't care about your argument and your glib conversation. And I don't care about your charisma. But my God has told me that what you're saying is sin. Brethren, the mind of God is the Bible internalized. You cannot stand against sin in other men's minds if you don't know what God has to say about the issue. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
Alternate Translation, second half, Revelation 9, chapter 9, verse 4. But they, those me- -- but they, the Sons of God, they should reign judgment only upon those men whose minds were still clinging to their old sin-filled way of thinking and who were continuing to resist the mind of almighty God. Judge those men that are saying that abortion is not murder. Judge those men that are saying it's all right to fornicate if you love that person. Judge those men that say it's all right to steal. They didn't need the money anyway. They will not receive the mind of Christ which says you are a liar. Abortion is murder. Fornication is death. And you don't take people's money or possessions because you have determined that you need it and they don't. Glory to God.
Alternate Translation, the whole of Revelation chapter 9, verse 4. And they were instructed -- the Sons of God, they were instructed by who? By Jesus who is a spirit dwelling within their minds. They were instructed by their spiritual head that they should not judge the Adamic soul or body of the men in whom the life of Christ was appearing but that they should reign judgment only upon those men whose minds were still clinging to their old sin-filled way of thinking and who were continuing to resist the mind of almighty God.
Now, why is this, brethren? Because those people in whom the life of Christ is appearing, it may be going at a slow pace, but they're moving. They're seeking God. They're repenting. They're making changes. You don't have to reign terrible trials on them. They're going at their own pace, and Lord willing, they're going to get there.
But those men, hallelujah, that stand up with that strong mind and say, you holy roller, you are nothing but a bigot, and I'm going to do my sin no matter what you say. Those men, reign judgment upon them, sayeth the Lord. Indeed, sayeth God, the hour of judgment is at hand. For my eyes have beheld, sayeth the Lord, great sin in this land. And, indeed, my mountains and my hills have become polluted, sayeth the Lord. Yea, there are altars in high places all across my land sayeth God. And graven images, sayeth the Lord, of every demon god in the altars in every high place under every green tree, sayeth God. Yea, even in my own people, sayeth the Lord. And they say to me, behold, I worship my god on the high hill under the green tree in the form of a graven statue. I shall judge thee, sayeth the Lord, and I shall tear down your altars, and I shall tear down your molten and your graven images. And I shall put my image in your mind, sayeth God, and my spirit shall prevail. Starting with the elder, sayeth the Lord, I shall tear down your abominations. Glory to God.
Verse 5, chapter 9 of the book of Revelation. And to them it was given that they should not kill them. And to them, to who? To the Sons of God, it was given that the Sons of God should not kill these men that they're reigning judgment upon but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. OK. And it was given to the Sons of God. This word given is Strong's 1325, and it means that authority was granted. And I'm going to suggest to you, this verse 5 and I think verse 6 too, God gave -- had me take a lot of license here. There are things here that are implied, and I know I've mentioned this to you before. There is much implied in the Scripture. It's not specifically spelled out. But if you have any revelation at all of the minds of God and if you have his spirit, he will impress you with what is not said, with what is unsaid. Glory to God.
So I'm going to ask you to just listen. And if you can't receive it, to pray about it. And if you want prayer after the service, I'll be glad to pray for you. But I've taken a lot of license with these translations. And I'm going to suggest to you that this word given which means -- the concordance says it means authority has been granted, that it's a supernatural authority that has been granted to them. And the reason I draw the conclusion that it's a supernatural authority is that it seems to me, as I read this verse, that these judgments are going to be so severe that if death was not forbidden to overcome these men, they would surely die. That's what it says to me. They were given the authority not to kill the men. Well, why would you give someone authority not to kill? You need a special power to reign judgment and have that judgment not bring forth but have that judgment bring forth life. And these Sons of God, they were given authority.
And the Lord just gave me something for you. He said, if men -- if natural men -- they may call themselves Christians. I hope you all know, brethren, even if you're a Christian, if you're named the name of Christ, you're still a natural man unless Christ is manifesting through you. In any given incident, you could be Christ or you could be a natural man. And if anyone stands up in their Adamic soul and reigns judgment, executes judgment on somebody, you could kill that person. If Christ stands up in you and executes judgment, the result of that judgment shall be life. And we talked about this a lot about eight months ago. And if you can't tell who's manifesting in you, I'm begging you not to do anything. Don't come against anybody because if you're -- if it's your Adamic man, you're guilty of murder, and the judgments of God will fall upon you. So if God has not yet brought you to a place where he has taught you to know when it's God, he -- just be very careful when you're reigning judgment upon another man.
Now, we've done it in this ministry. God has executed judgments in this ministry. And there has been, you know, witnesses that it was the spirit of God. And the most significant one was the Ayatollah Khomeini. His death was prophe- -- it wasn't -- his death was prophesied, not predicted. It was prophesied several -- about three months before he died. Glory to God. OK.
So I'm suggesting to you that this word given implies a supernatural authority to reign judgment without bringing forth death but to -- on the contrary, to bring forth life. And to them was given that they should not kill them all. This word kill is Strong's 615. It's the Greek word apokteino, and it means to kill outright. And as we go on with these next two verses, you're going to find out that there's more than one Greek word that means death and that there's more than one Greek word meaning death in these verse. And this particular word kill means to kill outright, the end of your body, soul. That's it, dead. OK.
And to them it was given that they should not kill them. Who? The unrepentant men that are resisting the mind of God. But that they should be tormented for five months. Now, the word torment is Strong's 928. It means torture, pain, vexation, and it's from the root 931, which is -- means to go to the bottom, from the notion of going to the bottom. And I remind you that the Adamic soul is going to the bottom. It's going to the bottom of the pit, and it's going to be held there because it's going to be under the feet of the soul of the Lord Jesus Christ that is developing in you. Sin in you is not going to be blotted out by some spirit of God that's flying around outside of you. When sin is overcome in you, it is going to happen because the life of Jesus Christ has been birthed in you, has risen up in power and placed your Adamic sin-ridden soul under its feet. It's going to the bottom. Adam's going to the bottom.
This word also means touchstone, and Webster tells us that a touchstone is a black silica stone. So this refers to the chemical substance of stone. Stone is made out of silicon. And it's related to flint, and it was formerly used to test the purity of gold and silver by the streak left on the stone when rubbed by the metal. What does that mean? It means if somebody wanted -- in those days, they had gold coins. And you bought -- you made your purchases with gold coins. And the man that was taking your money, if he wanted to know that it was gold, he'd take the gold coin, and he'd rub it on this stone. And, I guess, if it was gold, the gold would come off on the stone. So to find out whether or not it was really gold, there had to be a contact between the coin and the stone, a rough, abrasive, harsh contact that resulted in some of the gold being left on the stone.
And I'm going to suggest to you that what this means to us is that when God tests us to see the extent of which his spirit is coming forth in us, we're going to be rubbed across a very hard stone, brethren. And the result of it is that something in us is going to remain on the other stone. When God tests us to bring forth his life, we're going to be losing the demons and the ungodly aspects of the Adamic soul. That has to go.
So the word torment means touchstone. So when these Sons of God are tormenting men, what does it mean? It means that they're going up to them, and they're confronting them. They're conflicting with them. They're saying, your mind is producing sin. Abortion is murder. And because they have spiritual authority, they're going to cause torment, confusion, in the minds of these men. In these strong minded men that are running the world today, the hour is coming, brethren, that they are going to come up against the Sons of God manifesting the mind of Christ. And no matter how strong their Adamic mind is, they are going to be rubbed and grated against by the mind of Christ, and it's going to cause them confusion, and it's going to cause them pain and torment because they're going to have to change their thinking.
We just talked about it a few minutes ago, about how strong a man's mind could be, that it could cause you to change your mind. Brethren, the mind of Christ is going to manifest in the earth against the strongest minded men and bend their mind into submission. When God's doing it, it's not mind control. They're going to be saved against their will. They're going to come up against the ultimate mind of almighty God. This message isn't being preached. Man's going out in his image beating men over the head with Bibles saying, be afraid, you're going to burn forever. No, that's not how it's going to happen. You're going to meet someone with a stronger mind than they have, and that mind is not going to be manifesting fear. It's going to be manifesting -- anybody know, anybody know? Christ -- righteousness, amen. Christ is righteousness. It's going to be manifesting the righteousness of almighty God. Hallelujah.
So this word touchstone, it also is a test or a criterion for determining the quality or genuineness of a thing. It means a standard. It means that the Son of God that's manifesting the mind of Christ is going to walk up to you and going to have a conversation with you on a controversial issue. I'm really simplifying this with abortion. I'm just simplifying it. There are many issues, many more subtle issues of sin. And you're going to have a conversation, and the mind of Christ is going to say abortion is sin, and the heathen mind is going to say, no, abortion is not sin. And the result of this will be the heathen man shall be revealed for what he is, a heathen, because he is not up to standard. His mind, his answer, his thinking patterns did not come up to the standard of the mind of the Son of God who is declaring that abortion is murder.
And, therefore, God will know that the heathen man is not repentant, that the life of Christ is not coming through. How is he going to know? Because when he's held up against the standard of the righteousness of the mind of Christ, he's not going to make it. He's going to fall short. So there's going to be a confrontation in the earth, brother -- brethren, of the mind of Christ manifesting in the Sons of God and the minds of the most elite intellect of the human race, and Jesus Christ shall prevail. Glory to God. OK.
So the phrase we're dealing with now is and to them it was given -- to the Sons of God it was given that they should not kill these men, but that they should torment them for five months. For five months, there should be confrontation between the mind of almighty God and the minds of the elite intellect of the living soul, five months.
We've talked about days in this ministry. We've talked about hours. Basically, we've said that an hour is a time period, a specified time period, that could be of any length of time. We have said that a day is a time period in which the light appears. A day includes dark and light, day and night, and if the time period talked about in the Scripture is day, we know that during this time period, Christ has appeared. If we -- if the Scripture talks about an hour, we don't know whether or not Christ has appeared. It's just a period of time. It could have been darkness, or it could have been light. And now, we find the time period called a month, and Webster says that a month is a measure of time corresponding nearly to the period of the moon's revolution. The moon revolves around the sun, brethren.
So I'm going to suggest to you -- this is what God gave me. You pray about it. That a month typifies the time period during which the moon and the sun are interacting, and the moon typifies the soul, and the sun typifies the spirit. So the mo- -- a month, a spiritual month, is a time period during which the spirit of God is interacting with the souls of men. And the number five typifies ministry. So I'm going to say that the five month period is a spiritual period during which the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ is approaching and interacting with the souls of men. Hallelujah.
Alternate Translation, the first half of Revelation 9:5. And they were given the supernatural power. Who's they? The Sons of God, they were given the supernatural power to confront men who were still resisting the mind of God and to bring their Adamic souls into submission to Christ without destroying them in the process. And the Sons of God were given the supernatural power to confront men who were still resisting the mind of god and to bring their Adamic souls into submission to Christ without destroying them in the process. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
And their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. The word striketh is Strong's 3817, and it specifically means a single blow. There's another Greek word that describes being beaten with many blows. This means a single blow, specifically with the fists. And I'm suggesting to you that it's suggesting the chastening of the Lord, a paddle. So the phrase is and their torment, the torment of these men, when they came up against the mind of Jesus Christ, the way they felt was terrible pain.
Did anybody here ever experience mind control, an ungodly spirit coming up against them trying to force you to think what you know is not right? People here have experienced that, and you fight, and you struggle in your mind. When I first started experiencing thing, I thought I was insane until the Lord ministered to me that people were praying against me. They were binding and loosing to make me do what they wanted me to do, and I knew it was not what God wanted me to do. And I was in torment, brethren, and the torment was in my mind. Well, brethren, when the heathen man comes up against the mind of Christ, it's going to be influencing them to do what they don't want to do, and they're going to be struggling. And they're going to be in torment because they're going to be resisting the suggestion of the mind of Christ. And when God does it, it's legal. When man does it, it's witchcraft. Hallelujah. And their torment, the way they felt when this happened to them, was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And the word striketh means a single blow.
Alternate Translation, second half of Revelation 9:5. Because the testing -- I changed the word and to because. Because their testing wit- -- that's the torment. It's a testing, which matures men to the fullness of the stature of Jesus Christ, causes as much pain to the soul as the sting of a scorpion to the body. That's what God gave me, brethren. It's very unclear in the Greek. And their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he striketh a man. Well, I hope that I've established to you that their torment shall be in their minds so that the Lord is saying that when this happens to them, the way you can understand what their torment's going to be like is by understanding the torment to the body when a scorpion strikes a man. And I'm told, brethren, that it's great torment, that they're in great pain, in great agony, and very frequently, they can die. But these men have been granted life. They're not going to die.
So this is the Scripture. And their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. When these men are confronted by the Sons of God, they're going to be in torment because the testing, which matures men to the fullness of the stature of Jesus Christ, causes as much pain to the soul as the sting of the scorpion causes to the body. Glory to God.
And I just want to put on this message, very briefly, the difference between testing and temptation. God does not tempt us. The devil tempts us. The demons in your own mind tempts us. He encourages you to sin knowing that it's evil. The testing of the Lord comes up against you and places you in a situation where if you have a particular fault, it will appear so that hopefully you can repent and receive deliverance. God will put you in a situation where if you have a spirit of pride, that pride will manifest, and the Lord can say to you, there, you see what was buried deep in your unconscious mind? You have pride. If you repent, I'll deliver you. A temptation is when a demon comes to you, and the demon could be in your mind, or it could be in the mind of another person, and say, let's go out and rob that car. It's all right. That's the voice of the serpent. That's the voice of the serpent. Does everybody understand the difference? Any question on that right now? OK.
Alternate Translation, Revelation, chapter 9, verse 5. And they were given -- they, the Sons of God, were given the supernatural power to confront men who were still resisting the mind of God and to bring their Adamic souls into submission to Christ without destroying them in the process because the testing, which matures men to the fullness of the stature of Jesus Christ, causes so much pain, it causes as much pain to the soul as the sting of a scorpion causes to the body. So if these Sons of God were not granted the supernatural power to keep these men from dying, they might die from the torment, from the pain, from the confusion. It might cause them such distress that they would just lay down and die or possibly take their own life. Hallelujah.
Verse 6. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. Now, I don't know about you, brethren, but I've been reading this book of Revelation for years. I've read this Scripture many times, and it always -- I always believed that the phrase, and death shall flee from them, means that they're going to want to die and they won't be able to. They're going to want to die, and death is going to run away from them. Well, it doesn't mean that. Glory to God.
Let's do this verse. And in those days shall men seek death, that's one Greek word, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, that's another Greek word, a different Greek word, and death shall flee from them. OK. And in those days. The word days, we just talked about it, the time period in which Christ has been revealed to these men. In the days in which Christ has been revealed to these men, men shall seek death. The word seek is Strong's 2212. It means to search for something that's hidden. That means it's hard to die.
And this word death is Strong's 2288. It's the Greek word thanatos, and it specifically refers to the death of the body, the separation of the soul from the body. It's not a word that means to be completely destroyed. It's not a word that means to be slaughtered. It's no- -- there's a Greek word nekros. That means total death. This word thanatos specifically refers to the separation of the soul from the body, and it -- included in the meaning of it is [?compassed?] the concept of the -- of all of the miseries of life that result from sin, the ultimate end of which is the separation of the soul from the body. There's a very spiritual application to this Greek word thanatos. It means death of the body, separation of the soul from the body, end of life on Earth, not necessarily spiritual life, death compromising -- and it refers to the death -- this death compromises all of the miseries arising from sin. OK. Death shall flee from them, and they shall not be able t- -- I'm sorry. And in those days men shall seek death, and shall not find it.
Alternate Translation, the first half of verse 6. And in those time periods during which the light shall be revealed to these men, men shall continue, nevertheless, to search for separation from the miseries of sin which exist on this soul realm. I'm sorry. I forgot to tell you something. The word find is Strong's 2147, and this word find specifically means to find by inquiry, by thought, by examination, by observation, what you find out by practice and experience. And I suggest to you and I declare to you that implied in this very simple word find is the ability to find that the natural man has. This is not finding by the spirit, brethren. This is finding by the wisdom of God. It's -- listen to it. By inquiry, that's scientific procedure. By thought, meditation. By examination, scientific procedure. Observation, scientific procedure. To find out by practice and experience, scientific procedure and mind control.
So in those days, men shall seek death. They shall seek to be separated, I'm suggesting to you, from the miseries associated with sin in this life. See, they're not -- they don't want to die. They don't want to be wiped out. They want to be delivered from the death of this life, from the miseries associated with this life, thanatos. And they shall not find it, and the word find implying they shall not find it through the wisdom of man.
Pardon me? Well, it could [UNINTELLIGIBLE], but it's more than that. It's science. It's all of the money and the time and the effort that our whole human race is putting into curing diseases and curing mental illness. I told my daughter just a couple months ago -- I mean, I'd much rather have six demons cast out of me than lay on a table and have them do all these tests on me. I've experienced this a lot in my life, and I'm telling you, brethren, it is demonic. It is demonic, cutting you open and taking a piece of your tissue and putting it under a microscope, cutting a body open and taking parts out of it. Brethren, it's demonic. I don't deny that God uses it in an act of mercy for people that are not eligible for his supernatural healing. I'm not against doctors. I'm not suggesting that you die rather than get medical treatment.
But I have been a recipient of the healing power of almighty God, and let me tell you something. When you have been a recipient over a period of time of the healing power of almighty God, you will get a revelation of the humiliation associated with the medicine of man, and it is a humiliation, brethren.
And in those days shall men seek death. They shall seek deliverance from the miseries associated with death, but they shall not be able to find it through the wisdom of men. And in those time periods during which the light shall be revealed to them, men shall continue to search for separation from the miseries of sin which exist on this soul realm through scientific knowledge, mind control and practical experiences. But they shall not be able to find it.
You know what they're doing in psychology? They have all these groups, and you get together, people that have emotional problems, and you touch one another. Sex therapy, that the experience that they're trying to find deliverance from the miseries of this soul realm through. That's the experience. The other is the scientific inquiry, and I believe meditation and mind control is involved in that too. OK.
And continuing with, and they shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. The word desire is Strong's 1397. It's a very strong word. It means to long for, to lust. They are very strongly desiring to die, and this word die is not associated with thanatos. It is a Greek word called apothnesko. It's Strong's 599, and this word means to die off, to perish. Now, this is not an escape from the miseries of the soul life. This is die. They really wanted to die. They were so miserable that they just really wanted out. And they shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. The word death, again, is thanatos. OK. They shall desire to utterly cease to exist because the torment shall be so bad, OK, but deliverance from the miseries of the soul life shall flee from them.
Do you hear the difference in the play of words? Two different Greek words, they shall, apothnesko, desire to die, utterly leave this world, utterly stop existing. The pain and misery shall be so bad they shall want totally out, but thanatos, the misery, deliverance from the misery of this death that exists in the soul realm shall flee from them.
Now, here's the clincher. God gave this to me. I started to cry. The word flee is 5343 in [?streng?] -- in Strong's, and it means to run away because of aversion. It means to vanish or to escape. Now, the word averse, Webster says that the word averse means repugnance or distaste. Death shall flee from them. The miseries of this soul realm shall flee from them because of repugnance. Now, it's death that's fleeing away. Death is fleeing away. Why? Because these men have become repugnant to them. What's the one thing in this universe, brethren, that's going to make misery, which typifies demons and curses, repugnant? What's going to repel demons, brethren? What do they hate? What can't they get away from fast enough? The righteousness of God. I'll say it again. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
And they shall be so miserable, they shall desire to die, and death, thanatos, the miseries of this soul realm, shall run away from them, shall vanish, shall escape because they are repelled by these men. Can you hear it? Do you hear it? It doesn't say the men are going to repent. It doesn't say they're going to come to Christ. But the Scripture says that the miseries which typify curses and demons are going to flee from them because these men will be repugnant to them. And I declare to you they have repented, and they are serving God. Listen to this. And they shall long to perish, which longing shall lead to repentance. And the miseries or demons of this life shall be repulsed by their repentance and by their submission to God, and shall turn away from them.
And Webster also says that that word averse, it means repugnance or distaste, and it also means turned away from the stem or the axis, turned away from the stem or the axis. And I declare to you the stem or the axis is the man, and the demons shall be turned away from them because they have repented and submitted to their God.
James 4:7. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. He will turn away from you, brethren. Repent, submit yourselves to God, and the devil, the demons, the curses, the trials, the torments, the affliction on your life, it shall turn from you brethren. It will not be able to abide in the same vessel with the righteousness of God. Hallelujah.
Alternate Translation, Revelation 9:6. We all know how this verse has been translated in the world. It's been translated out of the spirit of hopelessness, that men are going to be in agony with no recourse, no deliverance, no mercy. You lying devil. I rebuke your car. This is what God almighty says. And in those time periods, during which the light shall be revealed to these unrepentant men, men shall continue to search for separation from the miseries of sin which exist on this soul realm through scientific knowledge, mind control and practical experience. But they shall not be able to find it, and they shall long to perish, which longing shall lead to repentance. And the miseries or demons of this life shall be repulsed by their repentance and by their submission to God, and shall turn away from them. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
Recap, Revelation 9, verse 4 to 6. And they were instructed -- the Sons of God were instructed by their spiritual head that they should not judge the Adamic soul or body of the men in whom the life of Christ was appearing, but that they should reign judgment only upon those men whose minds were still clinging to their old sin-filled way of thinking and who were continuing to resist the mind of almighty God. And the Sons of God were given the supernatural power to confront men who were still resisting the mind of God and to bring their Adamic soul into submission to Christ without destroying them in the process because the testing which matures men to the fullness of the stature of Jesus Christ causes as much pain to the soul as the sting of a scorpion causes to the body.
And in those time periods during which the light shall be revealed to them, men shall continue to search for separation from the miseries of sin which exist on this soul realm through scientific knowledge, mind control and practical experiences but shall not be able to find it and shall long to perish, which longing shall lead to repentance. And the miseries or demons of this life shall be repulsed by their repentance and by their submission to God, and shall turn away from them. Glory to God. Thank you, Jesus, for that our true word. Thank you, Jesus, for hope. Thank you, Jesus, for the promise of life. Thank you, Jesus, that you are not the way the church world is preaching you. We just praise you, almighty God, and I thank you for the privilege of being your servant and being a recipient of these promises.
I just repent again, Father. I'm going through a really rough time, and I repent for every ungodly thought that's crossed my mind and my lips. I pray that you have mercy on me and that you just help me, Father. Any questions tonight? Anybody? Glory to God. Thank you, Jesus. Do you have a question?
OK, OK. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Maybe [UNINTELLIGIBLE] has a question. [INAUDIBLE] are you ready?
Yeah. I know you understand, but this is hard for me to grasp in my mind. At one time you said, don't hurt them before they had the seal of Christ. But this time, they had the seal of Christ -- these people [UNINTELLIGIBLE]
OK. I understand your confusion. OK. What the Scripture -- it appears to me that what the Scripture is dealing with, as we go through these chapters of the book of Revelation, is categories of men. And the Scripture in chapter 7 says, don't hurt the earth or the trees until the servants of God have been sealed in their forehead. Don't hurt the souls and the bodies of the men who are the servants of God, those who really love God in their heart. God has looked upon the hearts of men. He knows the beginning from the end. He says, don’t hurt them. Don't rein judgment on them until they're sealed because their judgment is going to bring forth Christ. In chapter 9, we're dealing with what's left after everybody that's inclined towards God at all has been dealt with. The Sons of God have been manifested. Those who have the law of Go written in their heart have been touched and produced Christ. Those that had the Holy Spirit have been dealt with.
And now we have the last category of men, which I personally believe are the high-minded intellects in our society that have -- are just utterly turned away from God. And to them, God is not saying don't hurt them until they're sealed. Why? Because they're not going to receive the seal. What is the seal? The seal is a measure of the spirit of Christ. They don't want anything to do with him. They've turned him down on every turn. So the Lord says, all right, laying down the judgments without the seal. But, nevertheless, don't kill them, nevertheless.
Before, if they were hurt before they had the seal, you had said it would destroy them. Now, this time, it won't des- -- he made it so that they won't get destroyed. They're just getting hurt, and they won't get destroyed.
OK. There's two different categories of people.
The first category, wha- -- it's a different kind of judgment. OK. The first category in chapter 7, these are the people in whom he's going to slaughter their souls so that Christ can come forth. So he says, don't hurt them because if you slaughter their soul -- because the soul is going to be completely destroyed. When Christ appears, the Adamic soul is going to be completely destroyed. So in the category of people that he knows he's going to bring forth Christ, he's going to reign down intense judgment that will permit destruction of the soul so that Christ can totally appear. OK.
In this other category in chapter 9, OK, he's just bringing them to a basic repentance. There's not going to be enough of Christ that if the soul was destroyed they would live. So he said, don't destroy them. It's a different category of people. OK. The first category, he's going to bring Christ to his fullness. He knows that that judgment that's going to reign on the servants of God is going to utterly destroy the soul because Christ is going to stand up. But in this group of high-minded intellects, maybe it's going to be a very slow process. He's just looking to bring forth the basic life of Christ that would never be powerful enough to cause them to survive if their total Adamic soul is destroyed. OK. Did I help you? OK. Praise the Lord. Anybody else? Glory to God.
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