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Hallelujah, we're in Psalms 118 today, and the name of the message is "The Lord, He Is My Help", Hallelujah. I don't know whether or not I'm going to get to all 29 verses today, the Lord just gave me this message, but we'll try. Psalms 118, "Oh give thanks unto the Lord for he is good, because his mercy endureth forever. Let Israel now say that his mercy endureth forever. Let the house of Aaron now say that his mercy endureth forever. Let them now that fear the Lord say, that his mercy endureth forever. I called upon the Lord in distress, the Lord answered me and set me in a large place. The Lord is on my side, I will not fear, what can man do unto me, the Lord taketh my part with them that help me, therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to trust in the Lord then to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord then to put confidence in princes. All nations compassed me about, but in the name of the Lord, will I destroy them." Hallelujah.
"They compassed me about, yea, they compassed me about, but in the name of the Lord, I will destroy them. They compassed me about like bees, they are quenched as the fire of thorns. For in the name of the Lord I will destroy them. Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall, but the Lord, he has helped me, the Lord is my strength and my song, and is become my salvation, the voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous. The right hand of the Lord doth valiantly. The right hand of the Lord is exalted, the right hand of the Lord doth valiantly. I shall not die but live and declare the works of the Lord."
"The Lord has chastened me sore, but he has not given me over to death. Open to me the gates of righteousness, I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord, this gate of the Lord into which the righteous shall enter. I will praise thee for thou hast heard me and art become my salvation. The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the Lord's doing, it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day which the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. Save now I beseech thee, O Lord I beseech thee, send now prosperity. Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord. We have blessed you out of the house of the Lord. God is the Lord which have showed us light. Bind the sacrifice with chords, even unto the horns of the altar. Thou art my God and I will praise thee. Thou art my God, I will exalt thee. Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endureth forever."
Hallelujah, glory to God. The mercy of the Lord is his salvation unto us who dwell down here in the valley of the shadow of death, glory to God. A valley is a low place, and a shadow is not real, it's an illusion, it's an image that's projected, and I'm suggesting to you brethren that this whole world that you see, including your body and everything that's visible is the image of death, death being Adam in his fallen condition. We are the image that is projected of the fallen living soul, but we shall be, we have been the image of the earthy amen? But we shall be in the image of the spiritual, even almighty God through his son, the Lord Jesus Christ. This is hell brethren, we're dwelling in it now. Many of us cannot see the forest for the trees, people lived through Hitler's Germany, and they thought it was a very tolerable lifestyle, we can become accustomed to many, many and Godly things.
I saw a little boy on television once, it was a program, I think it was Heraldo Riveria, and he was exposing child abuse, this little boy, he couldn't have been more than five or six, and his father was a high level witch in a Satanic cult where they had ritualistic homosexual sex with male children, and he had been used like this for years, and the whole screen filled up with his little face as he matter of factly said, "Yeah, you know that's life, but boy does that hurt, you know but that's just life." That's just a part of life. That little boy who was being ritualistically used in homosexual sex by his own father and any one else in the cult that wanted him, thought his life was normal.
Do you hear what I'm saying, "No matter how terrible your life is, as long as your basic human needs are met, it's the tendency of the carnal mind to say, "Well that's what life is, is there anything better?" He had a roof over his head, he had food in his belly, he had clothes on his back, and some measure of affection when this abomination wasn't occurring in his life, and he thought well that's what life is. And we have many abused children growing up to be abused adults that don't even have a glimmer of an idea in their head that there's a different kind of life. We have women in marriages where they're being beaten by their husbands, and they think everybody's marriage is like that. Brethren this is hell, and we think this is the way it's suppose to be, this is not the way it's suppose to be.
Hell is a physical place, it's called the planet earth, but the Lord God has promised us a new heavens and a new earth, and what that means is, that this planet and this life is going to be renewed when a new spirit takes over the earth. Satan was indeed defeated on the cross, but the Lord Jesus Christ has not yet brought his spiritual victory over Satan down to the earth, it's still in the heavenlies, and when that spiritual victory appears, becomes the image that is in this realm of appearance, this realm shall no longer be hell, but it shall be the physical place known as heaven. We've had other tapes brethren, where we talk about what happened when man fell, when Noah and his sons fell, when the whole human race fell, and we mentioned that Noah and his sons were descendants of Seth.
Seth was a Godly man, he walked with God and he walked with God. He walked with God and he had an offspring which was Enoch, and he walked with God and he was not. He was so Godly, God took him. Well Noah and his sons were the descendants of these men, and we today are descendants of these men. We are the descendants of Adam, but our mind is changed, and we have a whole series of tapes on it, where one day it was the mind that was ruled by God, and he next day Cain appeared in the souls of mankind. And we're in reversal right now, Cain is appearing in the minds of the human beings of the earth today, this place that we dwell in is hell, the realm of death, it is ruled by the adamic soul which is death, and the ruling spirit in that adamic soul is Satan. And the Lord Jesus Christ is bringing his kingdom to the earth, and he is a spirit, the Lord Jesus Christ is a spirit, he's one with the father, and he's coming to possess the nations, he's coming to possess the cities, he's coming to possess the kingdoms of this world.
Who or what are the kingdoms brethren? They are the cities and the lands and the nations that shall be homes for spiritual life. They are us, the animal life of this planet, we are the house that has many mansions, many different individual dwelling places for spiritual life. The whole human race in this hour is filled with the spiritual life known as Satan, and the name of the soul life is Adam, and the name of the personality that's appearing across the earth today is the carnal mind. The Lord Jesus Christ has already defeated Satan in the heavenlies, and he is in the process of kicking Satan, Adam, and the carnal mind out of his houses, his many mansions, and the father and the Lord Jesus Christ intend to dwell in the mansions in the house, in the kingdom, in the cities, in you, and in me, one physical place, an exchange of spiritual life is coming.
Hear the word of the Lord. Everyone in a human body and attached to a human soul in this hour is one with the satanic realm. But the realm of hell and death, we are attached, we are fused together. Now for the Lord Jesus Christ to take over the city, for him to make all the kingdoms of the world his, he must free us from our condition of being fused together with Satan and the carnal mind. That procedure is painful. Great pain is already descending upon the earth brethren. But because of this pain, we shall be raised in the resurrection life of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hear the word of the Lord, the pain is coming whether you hear it or not, the pain is coming whether you believe it or not, prepare your hearts, draw close to the Lord, for the hour of his appearing is indeed at hand. Hallelujah. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
We're going to start with verse 5, "I called upon the Lord in my distress, and the Lord answered me and set me in a high place." What is your distress brethren? Distress comes in two levels, you are either in distress because this soul realm is killing you at the express instruction of the Lord, for the soul that sins, it shall surely die. But this Scripture says, "I called upon the name of the Lord", we're talking about believers here.
"I called upon the Lord in my distress, and he answered me and set me in a large place." You mean you're a believer and distress is still coming upon you, you're still under demonic attack, you're still sick, you still have financial problems? Beware that you condemn not the Lord by declaring yourself righteous.
Brethren, the situation is this, all the curse that are upon you from before you were saved has to be worked out through you, and the way the Lord works them out through you, see he doesn't just break them and you go dancing away.
They have to be worked out of your soul, and the way they are worked out of your soul is that he causes them to manifest in your life, and then instead of letting them destroy you, he teaches you and changes you and delivers you from the destruction in your mind and brings you into a newness of his life in this area. You've got to go through. You've got to go through. You have to learn a new way of thinking, a new way of being, a new way of doing, a new way of behaving, a new way of communicating. He's going to cause every wickedness in your soul to manifest.
You've got to admit it's there, you've got to confess it as sin, you've got to repent before you can pass through, and the harder your pride causes you to fight these steps, the longer it's going to take for you to get through, but I declare to you brethren, he's going to have his way with you whether you agree or whether you don't. And if takes you one year, or ten years to confess that it's there, that's how much longer it's going take. Work with the Lord and enter in to the large place. I'm preaching today, I haven't studied it, I don't know what that word large means, but I would, specifically in the Hebrew, I don't know what it means. The reference in my Bible says prosperity, I would receive in my spirit that it means a safe place in the Lord. He will deliver you for he is merciful, for what man has ever hated his own flesh.
Glory to God, but instead of hating it, he nourisheth it, and loves it and blesses it, and helps it out of all of its troubles. Verse 6, "The Lord is on my side, I will not fear, what can man do unto me?" What a profession of faith brethren, to go through by the grace of God and through reading his word, faith is necessary. Fear of man is one of the biggest battles for people going through, it's one of the biggest battles, what will man think of me, what will man say about me, what will man do to me, what will I do if man rejects me? Brethren if God rejects you, or if God has something bad to say about you, you've got a problem, but this is something that we are all required to overcome, and when we turn our life over to Jesus, we will be rejected of men, we will be hated of men, we will be lied about of men, we will be unappreciated of men, we will be abandoned and betrayed by men, and there's no two ways about it, it has happened to our Lord, and it shall indeed happen to us.
But the end of all of this difficulty, pain, torment, and rejection, is translation into the life of the kingdom, the kingdom of God, behold it's within you brethren. The kingdom of heaven, it's within you, it's not in another planet, and when the spirit that rules you is exchanged, when it's no longer Satan, when it becomes Jesus, this planet will be heaven to you.
Indeed saith the Lord, The answer to the problem of this age, even the striving amongst the human animals saith the Lord, the answer, it is not to strive in the soulish realm, the answer to controlling men, the answer to men who would eat you for breakfast, the answer to men who would steal the possessions that I've given you, it is not to meet them on the soul realm and strive with them in a power play, saith the Lord, No, indeed, the answer to your problems is that I should appear in you, and that they should be loved and that they should be forgiven, and that do to this, you must first take authority over your own soul. The battle is not with your outward enemy saith the Lord, Indeed, when thou hast taken dominion over thy own soul that wants to rise up and kill your brother, when you take the dominion over your own soul, I become your defendant, and there is no failure in Christ, saith the Lord. Struggle with your own soul, struggle to project righteousness, and I shall defend you in every victory saith God.
Hallelujah, verse 7, "The Lord taketh my part with them that help me, therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me."
You know brethren, there are some translations of the Bible that have removed the Psalms, or removed many verses of the Psalms, because they say that these Psalms are so warlike, that they don't want to teach people to make war. What they don't understand, I don't believe they understand what they did, they don't understand it that the warfare is in the realm of the spirit, and there have been carnal men that have said, well we know when the Psalms were written, Israel very frequently was in a physical warfare, but I suggest to you when David wrote these Psalms, on some level he knew they weren't all for the physical battles, he knew it was a spiritual enemy. At least fifty, fifty in those days, in this hour, the whole warfare is spiritual. Although I shouldn't even say that, it's largely spiritual, we just saw a war in the middle east, where God moved supernaturally, so I have to take that back.
What I meant to say or what I should have said, is that the significant warfare is in our souls, because it's the hour that Christ is going to appear, and the warfare is with the principalities in our own souls, as the prophecy just stated. The answer, it's no longer good enough to defeat your enemy over in Saudi Arabia, why? Because now there is a peace, but there is no peace. How long is it until the next war breaks out? The answer for all of mankind is that Jesus Christ should be manifested in every human being alive, and then there shall be peace. And in the days of natural Israel, it wasn't time for this yet. So God gave natural victory to natural Israel, but I believe these Psalms were also spiritual even in those days.
In this hour, if unfortunately we have to go to war, hopefully the Lord will stay with us, but the primary warfare that's going on is in our own souls, because the hour is at hand for Christ to appear in us, and overtake our adamic souls, crush him underfoot, so that we may become righteous, and in righteousness there is no more death. There is more death of this body, there is no more sickness, and there is victory in every area. So let's get it straight who our enemies are. The Lord has taken my plot with them that help me. You know several years ago, I was having a lot of trouble with my jobs, and there was a woman manager that hated me, and she got me fired, I didn't deserve to be fired, I didn't do anything wrong, and in those days, I was walking in a revelation that you could pray against the demons in people without hurting the people, because I knew enough that I wasn't suppose to be hurting my fellow man, but I had been taught incorrectly. Just for the record, you cannot pray against demons inside of people without hurting the people, they're one. They're one.
They're together, they're fused together with their demons, they're a part of their adamic personality, and the only time you can pray against a demon without hurting a person, is when that person is a believer and that person is in agreement with you that they have sinned, and they want that sin purged from them. And the demon will be cast out.
But even in a believer, if they don't think they've done anything wrong to you, and you pray against a demon, which is a manifestation of their adamic personality that has been involved, you are praying against that person. And I cried out to God for vengeance, thinking that my prayer could never hurt her.
I wasn't praying against her, I was praying against the demons, I was a widow, I had a young child, and she was jealous of me, that's why she got me fired. And I want to tell you something brother and sister, this woman had no husband, she had only one sister, and her sister took her only two children out for a car ride, and all three of them died simultaneously.
Brother, when you are a believer, and you are walking with God, whether in ignorance or otherwise, the laws of Israel are upon you, and it is in the Scripture, if you abuse or take work away from or steal from a widow, and she crieth unto me, saith the Lord, the judgment is death. God showed it to me in the Scripture. I thought I was praying against the demons, I cried out for vengeance against the demons, and the three closest people in her life died. This is why Jesus said, "The time is come to forgive your enemies." How is Jesus glorified in that? Well I tell you, I don't want you to think from my preaching that he's not a righteous God, he's glorified it, in an Old Testament way, he's proven himself righteous, he's fulfilled his own law upon heathens, he fulfilled his own law, and that's how he's been proven righteous, he can't break his own law, but he would have been much more greatly glorified had I prayed for their salvation, and forgiven them, but I didn't know any better, I had no idea, I think even back then, if I had known anything like that was going to happen, I wouldn't have prayed the prayer.
But even in my ignorance, the law of God stands. You better watch who you're cheating, and you better watch who you're taking advantage of, and you better watch who you're hating in the secret corners of your mind, because if it's a widow or an orphan, you've got a triple chance of getting hurt really bad. Hallelujah.
Glory to God, we are on verse 7, "The Lord taketh my part with them that help me..", he blesses those that help me, or he joins with those that are helping me, "...therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me." Brethren, if you want to be a son and enter into the kingdom, you have to move in the new covenant, forgive your enemies. Pray for those that hate you and bless those that despitefully use you, because you are a powerful spiritual person, and I declare to you that if you don't at least attempt to move in the love of Jesus, it's just a matter of time until the chastening of the Lord comes upon you, because your heart is wrong. The command of the Lord is that this is the hour to forgive and to love, and to bless, and to ask God to bring your worst enemy who wouldn't hesitate for a minute to destroy you, to bring him to the same grace and glory that you've been brought to. And if you don't, and you can't do this with lip service you see, if you don't really feel this in your heart, his hand is already raised to chasten you, because you indeed are a son, and an heir to the kingdom, and ye shall not enter in with a condemning heart.
So at least get a revelation of what I'm saying, and start praying, if it's not in your heart, start praying for it, and hope that you can get it without the chastening or at least a minimum of chastening. Hallelujah.
The Lord expects your desire for your enemies, for those that hate you to be salvation O God, your mercy and your salvation, they are no better than me, all mankind have in common the ability to produce every possible evil. Why would you have mercy on me and not on them? And Jesus said in the parable, and the master he forgave the debt of the servant that couldn't pay him back, he said, "Go and be free" ,and the servant went a little way, and he ran into a man that owed him money, and the man said, "Have mercy on me, I can't pay you", and he said, "You will pay every whit, or I will get what's coming to me." You've been forgiven and you must forgive or you shall indeed be chastened sorely for a wrong heart, you have the promise, you have the blood, your soul must be purged and made white as snow.
You're not entering into the kingdom with your adamic thinking or your adamic emotions. The expects your desire upon those that hate you to be love and mercy.
Verse 8, "It is better to trust in the Lord, then to put confidence in man. He who trusts in the arm of flesh shall surely be destroyed." Why? Because Egypt, typifying the flesh, is a broken reed, and when you lean on it, says the Scripture, it's going to pierce your hand. If you lean on the flesh, if you lean on the adamic mind, or the satanic spirit, you will be pierced, and the Scripture talks about being pierced through with many sorrows. To be spiritually pierced is talking about painful experiences in your life. Glory to God.
Verse 9, "It better to trust in the Lord, then to put confidence in princes." It is better to trust in the Lord then to put confidence in princes are referring to spiritual power. I think I spoke the two of them together in the previous verse. Verse 9 says, "It is better to trust in the Lord then to put confidence in princes in spiritual powers. So verse 8 is talking about man's own ability to earn money or doctors or whatever, and verse 9 is talking forms of spiritual witchcraft. And we may not see it too much in this country, those of us that are here for a couple of generations, but going a few generations back, and it's still existing in other countries, people go to workers of witchcraft, they give them money to cast spells, to get the man that they love, to get wealthy.
Witchcraft, whether white or black, it's still witchcraft, whether used for evil or used to help oneself in one's life, it's still power that's being drawn from the satanic mind, and it's illegal. We are to go to God for our help.
Verse 10, "All nations compassed me about, but in the name of the Lord, I will destroy them." And I remind you that our true nature is Christ, you are Christ, I am Christ, we that are coming along in the Lord, we are Christ. He is our true nature, Adam is the shadow, he is the image of Satan, he is the foreskin that covers our Christ life that must be circumcised away. We are compassed about by the adamic soul, and it's many manifestations, sometimes known as demons. Our Christ life is likened to a man's penis. Male simply means strength, the strong one. In this natural realm, men are usually physically stronger than women, they use to be spiritually and emotionally stronger than women, so we have a heavy spirit of homosexuality and role reversal over this nation.
Spiritual strength makes you male, for there is no male or female in your body in Christ Jesus, you are male if you are spiritually strong, you are female if you are spiritually weak, and the Spirit of Jesus Christ makes that judgment, not the spirit of Satan or Adam. So you can be a spiritual male in a female body, or you can be a spiritual female in a male body. Paul says we're to no longer know anyone by the flesh, but by their spirit. Hallelujah. Know who you're talking to, and know who you're dealing with, and act accordingly. Don't look at their face, don't look at their body, unless it's to get a spiritual discernment. All the nations compass me about, all the manifestations of Adam, compass me, who I truly am, the Christ, they covered me over as a foreskin, but in the name of the Lord, I will destroy them.
What's happening to the foreskin know as the adamic soul, that's compassing about our spiritual life in Christ, it's being cut away. We are being circumcised, and it is painful, but it is the covenant that almighty God has made with Abraham, that every male shall be circumcised. You want to know why the believer down the street isn't haven't so many problems. He's not a male, and there is no circumcision taking place. Hallelujah, I like that, thank you Lord, however, in the realm of the spirit, you can be female one day and you can be male the next day or week or month or year in accordance with the will and purposes of God in your life. If you're spiritually weak, you don't have to stay that way.
And ultimately this whole creation will be male, we shall be a manifestation of the Christ in the earth, the image of the Christ, the shadow of the Christ. We shall no longer be the valley of the shadow of death, we shall be the high place of the shadow of the almighty God. Hallelujah, translation from heaven to hell, Hallelujah.
Verse 11, "They compassed me about, the many manifestations of the adamic soul. It can happen on two levels, it could be your own adamic mind compassing the Christ in you about, and sometimes frequently it plays itself out in the realm of appearance, which Paul called, he called this world a stage, he called it a gazing stock, it's a theater, it's the place where the thoughts and the will of spiritual life is appearing. It's a play house. And sometimes when we're surrounded in our own adamic mind, we find our self surrounded by human beings that would destroy us if they could. It plays itself in this theater.
"They compass me about, yea, they compass me about, but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them." The enemies in our mind, they shall be destroyed, cast down to never rise again. Our enemies in the natural, brethren, their destruction is in salvation. Their destruction is in their salvation. We don't go around killing people in this hour. I hope I'm conveying to you that the war in the middle east, which just took place, this is a manifestation that has occurred between nations that are still under the old covenant. The government of this nation, and the government of the other nations involved, have not entered into the new covenant. We have a few individuals in this country, and across the world today that have had a born again experience, but brethren, the representative government of our nation is not born again, and it is therefore still involved in old covenant type wars.
If you have had a born again experience, and if the almighty God is dwelling in your heart in any manner shape or form, the destruction of your enemies is their salvation. This may come in stages, their plots against you may be destroyed, and the salvation may not come for many years later. What I'm trying to convey to you is that your warfare is the prayer for their salvation. You can pray that their ungodly plots against you fail, but as far as the man is concerned or the woman or the child is concerned, the destruction that the Scripture is talking about is the destruction of their evil minds, which shall be swallowed up by the Christ that will begin to come forth in them in answer to your prayer, Hallelujah.
"They compass me about like bees, they are quenched as the fire of thorns, for in the name of the Lord, I will destroy them." They're like bees, they're buzzing. We've had some teaching here about noise, about how the soul, the sound that comes forth from the soul realm, in the realm of the spirit it's just a noise, it has no power or it has perverse power, because the word of the Lord is all powerful, he speaks and it comes to pass. But bees, bees are insects that appear in the soul realm, they have stings, they have power to hurt, but basically they're producing noise, they are very limited spiritual power, "...they are quenched as the fire of thorns."
I haven't looked those words up so I'm going to let that go. "...for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them." If they're in your mind brethren, they will be cast down, or whatever, to never rise again. If they are human beings, they're plots and their plans shall be destroyed, but you watch long enough and you'll see salvation come forth, if not in them, in their family, somewhere it will start up. Glory to God.
Verse 13, "Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall, but the Lord, he helped me." Brethren in this hour that Christ is coming forth in the earth, that the first fruits company is about to appear in the earth, the adamic soul has one thing in his mind. Stop him, and he will stop at nothing to stop Christ from coming forth in the earth, if he can he'll kill your body. First he tries to deceive you, he lies to you, if he fails at that, if the Lord lets him, he would kill your body. But the Lord God, Jesus Christ, he has determined to appear in the earth, and he is helping those that are fighting this forceful attack against their maturing, or maturation in Christ.
Verse 14, "The Lord is my strength and my song, and is become my salvation." An actual man is too weak to fight Satan and demons, we have no strength against Satan and the demons, we are his slaves, we are his bondservants to the extent that does not join to us. But Christ our savior our hero, the mighty one, he is joining to us in the fight against Satan, and we then become stronger than Satan, but we still have to fight. This is a war brethren, you have to fight it. The victory is assured because Christ is stronger than Satan, but having Christ in you and not fighting does not assure the victory, we must fight, the victory is assured if you fight. You must look upon yourself, you must discern sin in your own mind, you must resist, you must cry out, and the victory is surely assured, and most important, I don't want say most important, but very important, get a revelation of what's right, and do it, no matter what you're feeling, and surely the victory is yours. Hallelujah.
"The Lord is my strength and my song...", and as I said, I haven't studied, I'm just preaching this, I don't have any back up for you, but the word strength is referring to spiritual strength, and songs in the Scripture refer to the soul realm. He is our strength in spirit, and he is our strength in soul, and he is become our salvation. Strength, spirit, referring to conscience, in that knowledge I just said to you, find out what's right, get a revelation of what's right and do it, he is our strength, in giving us understanding as to what is right in a given situation. "...and he is our song", he is our strength in our emotions to do what's right once we find out what it is. "...and he is become our salvation", the soul of Christ has become the soul that we're living out of, glory to God.
And Christ our victory shall swallow up the death of the adamic soul. The only reason it's taking so long brethren, is that it's taking Jesus this long to get us away from Satan and the carnal mind without killing us. That's what, God's arm isn't short, that he can't deliver us out of this world system, why is it taking so long? It's taking so long because he's separating the soul from the spirit and the bone from the marrow, and he's trying to get us away from Satan and the carnal mind while we're still alive, that's what is taking so long, our weaknesses, not his weaknesses. Glory to God.
Verse 15, "The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacle of the righteous, the right hand of the Lord doth valiantly." Tabernacles refer to tents, and we are the tents of the Lord, this our skin, we are a living tabernacle. The Hebrew word translated "tabernacle", it means "tent". If you can think of an Indian Tee Pee, they made their Tee Pees out of the skins of dead animals. But God doesn't live in dead animals, he's the God of the living. We are the tents, we are the tabernacles that he lives in, living skin. Hallelujah, glory to God.
"And the voice of rejoicing, and the voice of salvation...", that's us, that's what is happening in us, it's in the tabernacles of the righteous, and the righteous is Christ, and when we are transferred into Christ, there shall be rejoicing and salvation in our lives. "The right hand of the Lord doth valiantly." The right hand of the Lord is the hand of blessing, the left is judgment. The right hand doth valiantly, what does that mean? He has done what he says his right hand does.
He has delivered and he has saved, and he has prospered us, and there is rejoicing and singing coming forth from our vessels. I want to tell you when the Lord first called me, I was such a highly demonized person that for years, I had trouble getting out of bed in the morning, because I was spiritually paralyzed. When you start going to a heavily anointed church and you're highly demonized, those demons aren't going to be nice to you and line up and leave, they started waging war against me. I could barely get out of bed in the morning, before I could function, before I could even make breakfast, I had to sit down and spend 15 minutes routinely reciting warfare prayers. Now there are a lot of people, who some of you may be hearing this tape and you say, Oh that's just work. Well let me tell you something, I was so demonized, that was all I could do. There was no prayer coming up from the Spirit of God in me, but I worked with what I had, and I exercised faith, and I prayed, I read out of a book, a whole book of warfare prayers, and the Lord honored it, and I got up and went about my day's work.
And this went on for a long time, and I sought the Lord, and I said, "Lord, I hear all these testimonies that people that have a song in their heart, they wake up feeling the Holy Ghost all over them. I wake up with a horrible oppression on me every morning, I'm saying, six, seven, eight years, nine years, and this is still the case, what is wrong with me?" Well some people start at different points in their cleansing process, I was highly demonized. But I want to tell now brethren, I wake up with a song in my heart. The Holy Spirit's singing to me. And a couple of mornings I experienced waking up with an oppression. Now Christ doesn't get oppressed, only Adam gets oppressed.
The other morning I woke up and Christ was singing and Adam was oppressed, and I realized it that I had two different thoughts in my mind, Adam was oppressed and Christ was singing, and it just struck me so funny, I joined in the song and I started singing, and that was the end of the oppression. But for years it was an incredible warfare. Hallelujah.
The voice of rejoicing and salvation is truly in my tabernacle, and that means to me that this tabernacle, according to this verse, must be the tabernacle of the righteous. Glory to God, Jesus Christ dwells in this tabernacle, and there is therefore rejoicing and singing. "The right hand of the Lord doth valiantly." He has done valiantly, he has delivered me out of the hand of my strong enemy, and he doth deliver.
Verse 17, "I shall not die but live and declare the works of the Lord." Brethren sometimes this cleansing is so severe, that you think you're going to die. I hear this from a lot of people, they think they're going to die, but what's in their minds is a revelation that Adam is dying. We have to know who we are in Christ, we're not Adam, we're Christ, and Adam is indeed dying, but you shall not die, you shall live for your true substance is Christ, he's dying, not you, you're strong enemy is dying, not you. You just feel like you're dying, why? Because you're joined to him, and all of the warfare that Christ is waging against him, you are experiencing, but the result of the warfare is that he's going to let you go.
God gives me some very strange examples sometimes. Did you ever see a movie, when I was a kid I use to love movies about jungles and exotic places, and I was watching a movie once, and there was always a man eating plant in the movie, and there was a man, and some how he got caught by this man eating plant, I see it in my head right now, his whole body up to his chest, was caught in the man eating plant, and all of the fellows and all of his friends, they were trying to pull the leaves, I guess they were leaves of this man eating plant.
They were holding him in there that strongly while the plant tried to devour him, and everybody's screaming and yelling and trying to pull the leaves of the plant off of him. Well brethren each of us is caught in that man eating plant. Each of us is caught in that man eating plant, and the son of God is down here and he's pulling the leaves off of us, and in the mean time the man eating plant has our legs and has our abdomen and is trying to devour us, and we're in all of this pain, why? Because for all intents and purposes we are one with this man eating plant. But he's going to strip him off of us, we shall be circumcised and we shall not die, but we shall surely live in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Hallelujah.
And when we live we shall indeed declare the works of the Lord to who? To all the others that are not yet going through this process, or who are in the process of going through this experience. We shall declare to the entire remaining world in the church and out, what is about to happen to us, or what is happening not to us, but to them, that the works of the Lord are that Adam should be destroyed and we should rise up in the newness of the life of the son of God. Hallelujah. Jesus came to finish the works of the father. What is the work of the father? To impress the image of almighty God on the soul of every human being on the face of the earth, but first Satan's image has to be rubbed out. Hallelujah.
Verse 18, "The Lord hath chastened me sore, but he hath not given me over to death." Paul said if you're not chastened you're a bastard. And what Paul didn't say, but what Psalm 118 is saying, is that if you're not chastened, you're turned over to death. Hallelujah. "The Lord hath chastened me sore", glory to God, "...and I have not died." I have indeed lived. He has chastened me, and he has not given me over to death.
Verse 19, "Open to me the gates of righteousness, I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord." Brethren gates in the Scripture typify a soul, the gates of hell shall not prevail against us. The adamic soul that we are fused to, it shall not prevail against us as we try to get out. I know the church world preaches it the other way around, but this is what the Lord has given me, you say yea or nay. Gates refer to holding something in or holding something out. We are within the adamic soul, he has closed up his gates, but they shall not prevail against us, we shall break out of this city of bondage, and we shall indeed, and we shall indeed enter into the gates or the courts of the righteous. Open to me the gates of righteousness, that is the soul of Christ, and I will enter in and I will praise the Lord. And those of you who have listened to our Revelation series, there is going to be an exchange of souls.
We are being melted apart from the carnal mind, and Satan, there's going to be a great heat, great heat, and the soul is going to be separated from the spirit, and our human spirit is going to pierce through the gates or the borders of the adamic soul, and those gates and those borders shall not prevail against us, we shall pass out of it, and we shall enter into the open gates of the soul of Christ, the gates of righteousness, and we shall enter in, and we shall praise the Lord.
Verse 20, this gate of the Lord, this soul of the Lord into which the righteous shall enter. You can't get in unless you're righteous. That engraving of Satan, it's got to be rubbed off your soul because it's unrighteous. Your stains of sin have to be wiped off of your soul, they have to be purged out of you. It's not enough to be forgiven, you must be cleansed, and every element or measure of dirt has to be removed from your soul, totally removed, whether it be cast out, or it be swallowed up, it has to be unseen in a godly manner, not hidden in Satan. Demons are being cast out, the wicked adamic soul is being swallowed up and forced within but under the complete dominion of Christ. Glory to God.
"Open to me the gates of the soul of Christ, I will enter into them and I will praise the Lord, even this gate which is the soul of Christ, into which those who have been totally cleansed from sin shall enter."
Verse 21, "I will praise thee, for thou hast heard me and art become my salvation." What has the Lord heard? The Lord has heard, "Help me father, I confess my sins, and I repent, and I confess that there is no good thing in me, that the destruction and the unhappiness in my life, the torment and the sickness, and whatever else is destroying me, it is because of sin, it is my sin, it is my family's sin, I am guilty and you are righteous, have mercy on me." And he will hold down his sceptor to you, and he will say, "Enter in to the gate of the Lord." But there is a cleansing process. Sometimes it's called cleansing, sometimes it's called purging, sometimes it's called chastening, sometimes it's called being made white. There is no way you're entering in without passing through it. It's typified in the Old Testament by the ritual bath. Ritual bathing of the Orthodox Jew is made real in the spiritual cleansing of our soul. There is no entering in to the golden city without this cleansing, painful as it may be, you shall surely not die, but you shall live, and you shall declare the works of the Lord to your brethren who have not yet walked through. Hallelujah.
Verse 21, "I will praise thee, for thou hast heard me and art become my salvation." How does the Lord become our salvation? We know he grants us salvation. How does he become our salvation? He becomes our salvation in that he is become our new mind, our new soul, our new conscience, our new strength, both in the realm of the spirit, and in the realm of the soul, and in him, because we are in him, because we are living out of him, because we are no longer ruled by Satan and Adam, he is our salvation.
We've got to get out of one city into the city of refuge, and there's a journey that we're taking from the city of sin to the city of refuge, and along that journey we shall be cleansed, and we shall have many unpleasant experiences, but the result is that we shall be cleansed and we shall be made righteous, and we shall enter into the life of Christ, and he shall be, and he shall have become our salvation.
Verse 22, "The stone which the builders refused is become the head of the corner." That word "stone" if you look it up in the Hebrew, it's referring to the building block of a family, Jesus Christ is the forefather of the sons of God, of the 42nd generation of the spiritual manifestation of the life of Christ in the earth. The builders, Israel, the first, the people who are brought forth, chosen by God, to build a kingdom in the earth, to bring forth the kingdom in the earth, they refused the stone, they refused the foundation stone. The builders natural Israel, refused the foundation stone that the Lord ordained to be the foundation stone. And no other foundation has been laid, except the foundation of Jesus Christ, he's building a body for himself, and he's the foundation.
And all of the seed that's coming forth on top of him, all of the living stones coming forth after him, are coming forth from his spiritual life. If you don't have the foundation, you don't have a house. And Israel rejected him, the stone which the builders refused is become the head of the corner, even though they refused him, he has still become the foundation of the body of Christ. And I can't really get into it now but we have teachings that the mathematical expression of the church at this point is a right triangle, and Jesus Christ is the right angle, through which the natural, is a place where the natural man and the spiritual man meet. The man coming down from heaven, and the man that lives on the earth plane, he is the head of the corner that is met in a right triangle, he is the place where the natural and the spiritual meet.
Verse 23, "This is the Lord's doing, it is marvelous in our eyes." What a wonderful thing he is doing. "This is the day which the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it." This is the day, Jesus Christ is the day, Adam is the night, Jesus Christ is the new day, he is the day of the age of the light, the age that the sun shall shine, the day of all days, the age that is greatest of all of the ages, this is the day that the Lord shall be glorified, it's the new day, it's the new age, not the occultish new age, but the new age that is being birthed in the hearts of men, it's not coming according to man's calendar, it's not coming because the calendar says it's the year 2000, it's coming because the spiritual life of Jesus Christ is appearing in individual human beings, he's appearing in the nations, and the kingdoms of this world shall be made the kingdoms of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the new age which is started in an obscure corner of the world, in the hearts of a few people, shall appear, the image of it shall be projected across the entire earth. Glory to God, Hallelujah.
Verse 25, "Save now I beseech thee O Lord, O Lord I beseech thee, send now prosperity", prosperity, I haven't studied this, but I'm sure it's the same Hebrew word as salvation. "Save now I beseech thee O Lord, I beseech thee, send now your son, send the life of your son." All rescue, all prosperity, all help is in the soul of Christ, send him now Lord, where, from the planet Mars? No, in your heart, in my heart, in the heart of everybody. And when every man on the face of the earth is walking in submission to the indwelling Christ, the lion shall lie down with the lamb, and the whole world shall be at peace and this realm of the shadow of death, this place called hell, it shall have become heaven, and indeed the high place of the image of the almighty God. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
Verse 26, "Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord. We have blessed you out of the house of the Lord. who? The person in whom his spirit is appearing is indeed blessed.
Verse 27, "God is the Lord which hath showed us light. Bind the sacrifice with chords even to the horns of the altar." God is the Lord, he is the mighty one which has showed us light. We're told the whole world lieth in darkness, and those that lay in darkness, they saw a great light. This whole world is lying in spiritual darkness, and the light, even the Lord Jesus Christ, he is the light, he's the life, he is the truth and he is the way, and his light is shining in this hour in the hearts of men. And again the world of darkness shall become the world of light. The realm of hell shall become the realm of heaven, the low place of the valley of the shadow of death, it shall become the high place of the image of almighty God. Hallelujah!
This whole realm of appearance, it is a stage, it is like a broadway stage that is reflecting the spiritual life that dwells within us, and it shall change as the spiritual life within us changes. Hallelujah, glory to God. We're still on verse 27, "bind the sacrifice with chords, even unto the horns of the altar." Who is the sacrifice? Brethren there is a big blasphemy in the church, it says that the man Jesus Christ of Nazareth had nails stuck in his body, and he did all that he was going to do and there's nothing for you to do, that's a lie brethren. We are crucified with him, he was not crucified in place of us, we are crucified with him. It's true that his body was crucified on the cross, but that was just so that men would believe. The spiritual miracle that happened up on the cross was that his spiritual life, the soul of Jesus Christ, the soul that is ruled by the ruling spirit known as the father was crucified to the soul of Adam. He was crucified to the world for the life of the ages, because we cannot live without him.
We cannot live without him being a part of our spiritual being, just as we cannot live without our physical heart. We cannot live without our physical stomach, or without our physical lungs or liver, this human race shall surely die if Jesus Christ does not remain bound to us for the life of the ages. And what he did we must do, and he shall do it through us, and in us. His life shall appear in us, it shall be born in us, and it shall take authority over our adamic soul. And he shall pierce our adamic soul with his very spiritual life. He is the jagged rock that is projecting in the realm of the spirit.
He is the nail, he is the phallic symbol of the life of the ages. The whole Christian world is covered with phallic symbols, steeples on churches. I don't know about other religions, every church has a steeple, brethren, the phallic symbol of our life is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is a spiritual male, and he shall pierce our female adamic soul, and he shall not withdraw as in human sexual intercourse. He shall penetrate her, and shall stay penetrated for the life of the ages, and the two shall indeed be made one. Hallelujah, glory to God. Bind the sacrifice which is your adamic soul with chords even to the horns of the altar. Jesus Christ, he is our altar. Our adamic soul must be bound to him if we are to live, without him we are half a human being, and we shall surely die.
It's wonderful that you've been forgiven, and it's wonderful that you've received the baptism with the Holy Spirit, brethren you're not being raptured to heaven, if you are not penetrated by your husband. If your marriage is not consummated, if you are not joined to him in the realm of the spirit, you shall surely die. If you do not produce his child that will save you in childbearing, you shall surely die. Hallelujah.
Verse 28, "Thou art my God, and I will praise thee, thou art my God, I will exalt thee", for the mighty works that you have ordained from before the foundation of the earth, and that you are in fact in this day doing. "Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy that saves us from death endureth forever."
COMMENT: Okay the first question I had is, how do you know when you've conceived Christ?
PASTOR VITALE: Well I don't know that I can give you a complete answer because I haven't experienced it yet, but I'll give you a partial or what is at least a partial answer. The primary sign is that you stop sinning in your mind. Now before you can recognize that you've stopped sinning in your mind, you have to be able, you have to come to a place where you can discern sin in your own mind. I know that very frequently I'm down to rock bottom, and what I mean by rock bottom is that I'm dealing with major demons of the adamic personality, and I've been under a severe onslaught this last week or two. I'm fighting Leviathan which is pride, I'm fighting lust and I'm fighting envy, and it's been converging on my mind, and I'm refusing the thoughts, and it's a real battle.
Now, when Christ is fully born in me, he will be, these demons or not these demons, these manifestations of the adamic soul will come under dominion of him, and they will not have the strength that they've had in my mind.
COMMENT: But my question was, how do you know when you've conceived him?
PASTOR VITALE: Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you said, "When he's born in you."
COMMENT: That was going to be my next question.
PASTOR VITALE: Oh, okay. So, well let me finish the answer to that question, we'll switch it back since I made that error. And another sign that he's been born in you is that there should be no infirmity in your body at all. And any infirmity in your body should be totally healed up, you should have a healthy well body, a healthy well mind, and the compassion and love for your fellow man should be pouring out of your heart. If someone hits your car or does something that would upset an adamic man, and your reaction if someone lies about you or hits your car, and you get upset, I would venture to say he has not been fully born in you. I don't believe that Jesus Christ in any manner shape or form manifests in his adamic emotions, we must be manifesting the emotions of Christ which are pure love. Okay sometimes they come forth in righteous judgment, but I don't believe a fully manifested son would be upset if someone hits his car.
COMMENT: When you birth Christ you're a fully manifested son?
PASTOR VITALE: Yes, when Jesus Christ is fully born in you, he has then become your life, and you have become fully born again, because we are really not born again now. We were born again in a measure when we received the promise.
We are in the process of being born again, but we shall soon be fully born again when he stands up in full stature and becomes our life, and what does that mean? He replaces Adam and Satan as our mind.
COMMENT: I thought that when he was born in us, you said he was a manchild, but he's a man and child right?
PASTOR VITALE: No, if you look that word up in the Greek, he's a fully grown man when he's born.
COMMENT: So when he's born in us, when we birth Christ, he doesn't have to grow up in us?
PASTOR VITALE: He's growing up in us, from the moment we conceive him, he is growing in us, and he will be, when he's fully born in us, he will be a fully adult spiritual man, and we shall be his flesh, we shall be his body.
COMMENT: Oh, so when he's conceived in us he's growing up in us, and when he's born in us, he's a grown man.
PASTOR VITALE: He's a grown man with fully spiritual authority.
COMMENT: And there's no need for growth anymore, that's when the Christian comes in to full stature?
PASTOR VITALE: Full stature, of course there will be a glorification of the body somewhere along the line. But spiritually speaking he's fully grown, he's fully matured. The true meaning of the Greek word in this context is matured, he is fully matured. And it's at the point when you see a tomato plant or a corn plant, the point at which you pick the fruit, when it's tree ripens, and at it's fullest potential, for vitamins, nutrition and taste, and that's the point at which the fruit is picked from the tree, the word that describes that, is mature. And yet the whole church world is waiting for the harvest of souls. They think that it means people are going to come to a place where they receive the promise, and that's the harvest of souls, that's not the harvest.
The harvest is the picking of fruit, it is the standing up of Jesus Christ in individuals in such maturity, in the fullness of maturity, in which we no longer need our adamic soul to survive in this earth, and he becomes our life. We now survive because we are joined to him. That's what the harvest is, it's the maturing of the fruit of Christ, and the separating of the fruit from the womb of the earth that he's been growing in.
You see right now I believe there's not a doubt in my mind that I have conceived him and that he's growing in me, and that I am a son in utero. If the Lord were to permit my body to die now, the Christ that's in me would die, in the same way that a pregnant woman would die, and her infant baby would not survive. The Christ in me is not mature enough to exist in this world outside of the womb which is my soul. But there's a day coming that gestation period will end, the pregnancy will end, and the baby is going to be born and he's going to be mature enough to exist in this soul realm without me. That's the harvest.
COMMENT: That has never happened in the earth yet right?
PASTOR VITALE: It happened to Jesus Christ of Nazareth. His body died but he lived amen? He was still alive even though his body died. He showed himself to 500 witnesses.
COMMENT: He rose again, he overcame...
PASTOR VITALE: He overcame the death of his body.
COMMENT: He changed the death of his body right, he overcame that.
PASTOR VITALE: Right, but as much as I am a son, if this body were to die today, I don't think he would survive. He's not mature enough in me yet, but the hour is coming where...
COMMENT: And when he's mature in you you'll change the death of your body, it will change.
PASTOR VITALE: Amen, he'll raise my body from the dead.
COMMENT: While still in the body?
PASTOR VITALE: Well we're not going to go the same way as Jesus, I don't think our body has to die, but if my body should die by accident, if I should get hit by a car, or if somebody should shoot me, okay, to the point of death, if Christ in me at that point is mature enough to survive without being inside the womb which is my soul survives, then he will save my body.
COMMENT: It will change.
PASTOR VITALE: Well it doesn't have to change, I believe that if Jesus, I believe that Jesus Christ body died because he permitted it, that's what he said, and whenever the Pharisees tried to kill him, the Scripture says he hid himself from them, but I believe that if they had gotten to him and they had, I believe that he would have raised that body from the dead in the same manner that Lazarus was raised from the dead. He would have raised it from the dead, not a glorified body, why? Because it wasn't yet the hour for his body to glorified.
So I believe that after Christ appears in the first fruits company, that they will have to wait for the appointed hour to have their bodies glorified, and if something should happen to their body while Christ was standing in full stature, and it was not yet the hour to have their body glorified, that Christ within a believer that's in full stature will have the authority to raise that body from the dead, but necessarily glorified. Do you understand the difference?
COMMENT: Yeah, and will there be people in different levels, like some will have glorified bodies while others are just manifested sons, while others are not even manifested yet, will it be like that? I mean it won't be just one day when all of a sudden, they'll all come into glorified bodies will they?
PASTOR VITALE: Specifically talking about glorified bodies, I haven't studied this out a hundred percent, but the revelation I'm walking in right now is that the whole creation is going to have to wait for those of the first fruits company that are in full stature, they're going to have to wait for the whole creation to be in full stature, and then everybody's going to get glorified bodies at once. We're going to be coming into full stature independently and in different groups and in different stages. But the glorification of the body is going to be a one time experience.
COMMENT: So if I was to write it down on paper, how do you know when you've birthed Christ, and listed the things under, it would be like 1. You stop sinning in your mind. 2. You stop getting sick.
PASTOR VITALE: 3. You can't be killed, your body can't be killed.
COMMENT: That's glorified?
PASTOR VITALE: No, that's not glorified, if your soul is in full stature, which means that your soul has become Christ, even if you're shot or damaged, you don't even have to be killed, I believe that if you get your hand mangled in a machine, we will have the authority to regenerate our hand. So that's the sign of him being birthed in us, or having matured in us to full stature.
COMMENT: Okay, now how do you know if you've conceived Christ?
PASTOR VITALE: Okay, well this is a little harder, and I'll just give you some suggestions, I'm really not a hundred percent sure, but one of the signs, one of the signs is that your heart starts thirsting for righteousness. You see we're not, I prayed about this for years. The sign of his coming in you is not that you have an understanding or an ability to preach or teach deep doctrine, neither is it the working of miracles, because all of this can be a part of the imputed anointing, but the crucial sign is that the righteousness of Jesus Christ is appearing in you.
Now, nobody is perfect yet, but a desire for righteousness, a desire for righteousness, a recognition of the gospel of the kingdom, a love that to the best of our ability to discern it, it is a sacrificial love for our fellow man, for our brother. Now it can't be a work of the flesh. This is very difficult, there's no easy way to discern it. I guess the true answer is by the discerning of spirits, that we have to ask, we can see all of these things in a man, it appears that he's really striving to be honest in his feelings with people, to serve his fellow man.
COMMENT: Can it be written up like, how do you know you've received Christ in a simple 1,2,3 and 4?
PASTOR VITALE: I don't know, if it can be done, I don't know how to tell you. It's easy to tell you how he's, to give you the signs of his being born in you, it's not easy to give you the signs of his being conceived in you. And maybe the Lord is doing it that way on purpose because it is possible for anyone of us to abort. Now that's a controversial word, but I'm convinced that it's true, even Paul said that he wouldn't want to find himself in a condition where those that he had preached to had entered into the kingdom and he himself was shipwrecked. So I am convinced that until Christ stands in full stature in any one of us, we are capable of aborting.
COMMENT: So can you give an idea, what did you say that...
PASTOR VITALE: You see, I think this is what, I had prayed just before I started speaking, and I think this is the word of the Lord, there are no cut and dry signs because he wouldn't want anyone to say, "Well I have a desire for righteousness, I can hear and understand the gospel of the kingdom", because only those with the ears of Christ can hear this word. I see you shaking your head amen to that, and we can be manifesting a true compassion for our brother, all of these are signs that Christ is appearing in us, but the Lord doesn't want any list because he wouldn't want anyone to look at it, and go down the list and check every thing off and say, "Well I'm okay, I'm standing." Because the Scripture says, "When you think you're standing, get ready you're about to fall." But this, I really believe that this is the word of the Lord to me, to you and to me, because I've been asking this question for a while and he's just answering me now as I speak to you. There are indications, but don't think that you're standing, you're not safe until he's plucked from the vine, you're not safe until the harvest.
COMMENT: Until he's birthed?
PASTOR VITALE: Until he's birthed, that's the only time that you're safe. So be circumspect.
COMMENT: Do you have to have the baptism of the Holy Ghost in order to conceive Christ?
PASTOR VITALE: You know I don't know the answer to the question. I really wouldn't want to answer you out of my carnal mind. The Lord hasn't told me, you know my carnal mind would tell me yes, but I don't know that that is true, because I know that God could do anything.
And I know that the Scripture tells us that Cornelius had the baptism with the Holy Ghost before he was baptized in water. God can do anything that he wants. I don't know the answer to that question.
COMMENT: How do you know if you're spiritually male or female?
PASTOR VITALE: That's a really good question? Well I think it's easier to tell whether you're a female or not, then when you're a male, because usually people that are spiritually weak, know it, or maybe that's a naive statement from me, maybe people don't know it, well how do you tell whether you're spiritually weak, or spiritually strong? Well your spiritual strength is the degree to which you manifest righteousness, and the degree to which you stand against persecution in the defense of righteousness, okay, let me, Lord would you please help me to put this in simple terms so that the people can understand? A spiritually weak person, or a spiritually female person is one who is overtaken when someone with a stronger spirit comes against them, and does what? Tries to make them do something that they really don't want to do, tries to make them say something that they really don't want to say, tries to make them believe something that they really don't want to believe, that's a spiritually female person.
COMMENT: When they give in to the seduction?
PASTOR VITALE: When they give in to the seduction. Now, let's be careful here, we can be a spiritual male, we can be a spiritual male and be seduced, okay, but the question is what's happening most of the time in your life? It's the same principle, if you have one incident of adultery that does not make you an adulterer, it happened one time, you fell, God forgave you, and you got up and you went back into your righteousness, you have to be habitually committing adultery to be labeled an adulterer. Well you have to be habitually seduced both by the demons in your own mind, which means what? That you agree with the sin coming forth in your own mind, and also habitually seduced by other men who are causing you to agree with their will.
COMMENT: You mean if I sin once, that doesn't make me a sinner?
PASTOR VITALE: If you sin once, well in that case the answer is yes. You've got some really tough questions, in that case the Scripture says, If you sin once, you are a sinner, but knowing that none of us is perfect okay, if we commit a particular kind of sin...
If we commit a particular kind of sin one time it's not fair to label ourselves a liar.
COMMENT: Oh, you mean so if I committed murder once, it doesn't label me a murderer?
PASTOR VITALE: Well you know, I don't know what to say to you, I know in the natural, well even if the natural if you were convicted...
COMMENT: Well what is the difference if it's adultery or murder or lying, if I lie once does that make me a liar? If I commit adultery once does that make an adulterer, what's the difference?
PASTOR VITALE: The difference is the word habitual. Now when you talk about murder, I'm answering you out of my carnal mind now, to me that's a very serious sin. Lord what do you want me to say to this woman? Because I would be inclined to say, "Well if you murder somebody, the person remains dead, and that's why you're a murderer because you've taken somebody's life. But if you commit adultery, the person continues on. Unless Jesus Christ raises that dead person from the dead, you remain a murderer because you've taken your life.
COMMENT: If a person lies, does that make that person a liar?
PASTOR VITALE: If they lie habitually. If they lie habitually without confessing it as sin, without trying to stop. Okay I got your answer, the Lord just gave me the answer, if the murder is premeditated in full understanding that's it's against God's law, even if you murder once, you are a murderer. If you kill somebody in an accident, if you had no malice towards them, if an accident happened, if a gun went off accidently and you killed them, and you had and you felt bad afterwards, that does not make you a murderer. So if you are a person who is convicted that adultery is illegal, but you were seduced by a man and you just did it, you just lost control and you did it, you are an adulterer.
COMMENT: But if a person had lusted for a long time, and they knew it was wrong and they did it anyway, that makes them an adulterer.
PASTOR VITALE: And they did it anyway, that makes them an adulterer.
PASTOR VITALE: Well thank you Jesus.
COMMENT: That's a good explanation. Yeah, okay. Well he discerns the heart then, he went to the heart of the matter, that's good okay. So, I wanted to ask you then how do you know you're a spiritual male?
PASTOR VITALE: How do you know you're a spiritual male? Spiritual males are not seduced either by the thoughts of the adamic mind, Satan in their mind or by other men who have set out to snare them. However, anybody can have a weak moment, and be seduced once, and recognized that they were seduced and repent and ask God to help them. That doesn't mean that you're spiritual female, but if by in large on a daily basis, you are ruling your own life, you are ruling your own spirit in accordance with the righteousness of Jesus Christ, and when sin comes your way, and tells you whether it's in your own mind, or in another human being and tells you to do what you know is wrong, and you're yielding to it, you're a woman. If you're not yielding to it, you're a man.
COMMENT: Well does that, is a spiritual male or female have to do with also whether he's, well obviously if he's birthed in you, you're a spiritual male, but if he's not birthed in you, he's just conceived in you, can you still be a spiritual male?
PASTOR VITALE: Yes, and what would make you a spiritual male would be that by the strength of his life in you, which is still in utero, he's not fully born yet, but he's there, and by his spiritual strength, you have joined to him to such a degree that you are ruling your life, you are living righteously and your life is in order by a Godly spiritual power, you are spiritually male.
COMMENT: If you've conceived him does that mean you're a spiritual male? Or can you, is it that when you've conceived him, does that mean you're strong enough that you're a spiritual male after you've conceived Christ?
PASTOR VITALE: It means you have the potential to be a spiritual male, and we have all different kinds of people in the church, some people that are born again have a strong spirit of righteousness and it's coming forth from their adamic soul.
They're ruling their own life, people can't take advantage of them, their life is very much in order, they have a revelation of morals, and they're faithful to their wife and they're raising their children, but this strength is coming forth, is coming out of their adamic soul, because of the way they were raised. They were raised with the Scriptural principles, and they were raised strong. Now that doesn't mean you're a spiritual male because anything on the soul realm is female. So this is a very interesting point, that you just made. One way to know for sure that you're a spiritual male or moving into spiritual malehood, is to have been a very weak person to start with, to have been a spiritually weak or a spiritually female person, and to be in a condition where the living soul is overtaken you where you're very sick, where you can't hold a job, where people are always robbing you, and to find yourself in Christ a few years later, taking authority over your life in his righteousness, you better believe that you're moving in the spiritual malehood of Christ.
When you are spiritually strong in the natural, I would imagine it would be very difficult to tell when you've moved into the spiritual strength of Christ. Oh the Lord just gave me the answer for you. When you're a spiritual male, out of the strength of the adamic soul, in order for you to move into Christ, that strength has to be broken. He has to bring you first to a position of spiritual female in Christ, whereby you acknowledge Christ as your Lord and savior. You say, "Satan, you're no longer my Lord and savior, you're no longer my master, and the way things go in the world, is that for Christ to give you that understanding, you have to be shown your powerlessness. So first you're brought down to, you're brought down from your spiritual malehood in Adam, you're brought down to spiritual femaleness in Christ, and then you're raised up in spiritual malehood in Christ.
COMMENT: I felt that, I felt to ask you, that was going to be my next question, how is it that sometimes people who are strong, once this adamic is you know being stripped from them, they're weaker than they were before. Like you know you wouldn't even want to drink, and then all of a sudden, it's stripped from you, and find out that there were demons in there that would've caused you to do that, and you're adamic rules, or your regulations, or what you knew and were taught, it's stripped from you, and then you just weaker than you were before. Sometimes it can almost be discouraging thinking, you know, well where's my strength, where's my strength, I don't have any strength left. And it looks as if you know, I mean that's lie, but it looks as if at the time that what you were taught was stronger than what you're getting now.
PASTOR VITALE: It's just for a season, and it's part of the process that's transferring us from the adamic soul into the Christ soul.
COMMENT: He says, it's by my spirit, not by might or power. So it's really got to be by his spirit that those rules and regulations and everything can really be strong and powerful to keep you from the sin, or keep you, you know. But it's legalistic and it's I guess it passes away.
PASTOR VITALE: It passes away, amen.
COMMENT: It's not eternal.
PASTOR VITALE: No, it is, if God is not calling you into perfection in this lifetime, this strength that comes forth from the adamic soul can be a very good thing, and it can save your life and keep you from drugs and alcoholism and all kinds of destruction because it's in, it's engrained, an engrain sense of what you need to know and do to survive.
But if you remember the teachings in the book of revelation, this has to be changed. The ways by which natural man survives, have got to be changed and the word that came forth out of our studies in the book of Revelation was that when the father who is the Spirit that rules in Christ, swallows up Satan, and then tries to bring us into the life of Christ, and tries to teach us and start us using Christ methods for getting things done, that our life in the adamic soul, is incapable, not even that it's rebellion, man is incapable of letting go of the natural ways of getting his needs met, and transfer over into the Christ like ways of getting his need met, and the answer that the Lord has to this problem, is judgment. He beats us and he whips us and he breaks the strength that we have to get our needs met in this world. And then when we're lying flat on the floor and cry out Jesus help us, he starts to teach us the new way of doing things. And you're going through this right now.
You said it to me in a conversation the other day, I have to stop doing things the old way, and I'm starting to seek God to get my needs met. You just told me that on the phone the other day. And you had to get hit pretty hard to come to that place, you were very upset before you walked into that revelation, amen, you had a bad experience, an upsetting experience. But the fruit of that upsetting experience is that you're no longer taking things into your own hands, but truly seeking God. And that's the procedure, it's right there in the book of Revelation, it's one of the seals, that the conscious mind of man is going to come under judgment to stop it from using it's adamic ways of getting its needs met. Hallelujah.
I find it very exciting seeing these things happening in the natural. Spiritual principles that the Lord has shown us in the book of revelation and in other Scriptures, to see it actually happening in people's lives and in people's minds, it's very exciting to me, and it's another very strong witness that the word that came forth in our revelation studies was a true word, because I see it happening all over the place. Hallelujah.
COMMENT: You know in that dream, it was about the clutch going out, last night all of a sudden, all these people were around my car last night, saying, "Can I help you, can I help you", and that doesn't usually happen, all these men were around my car, saying, "Can I help you?" And I said, "Well my clutch just went out", and I just couldn't believe it, all these like three or four guys, one guy said, "Well can I call somebody for you?" Another guy said, "How about if I drive you somewhere." I said, "I live clear out in Port Jefferson." One guy said, "Oh wow", you know. And I said, "Yeah, this is very unexpected, but then one other guy said, "Well how about if I drive you", because I said, "Well we're going to walk to her house, it's not too far from here". And he goes "Okay, how about if I drive you there", and we said, "alright we'll take that." So he started to come around, and I said, "Well you know what, I think I'll take my guitar, because I don't want to leave it in there and stuff. He said, "Okay, so I'll drive around and pick you up." So he came around, and I said, "Wouldn't it be funny if he came around in a convertible?" I said that would be funny, and he came around in a convertible, he came around in a convertible jeep, and I had xxxxx sit in the back cause it was more windy and I wasn't feeling to good you know.
So I sat in the front and we sat there and talked and I said, "I said, Oh I always liked these, it's like a Suzuki Jeep type, you know, and he said they don't have a good write up because if you turn them around real quick, they might flip it's so small, it might flip, so they don't have a good write up, so he got it for like $3000 two years ago, and it's new. $3000 dollars, I said, I was like wow, I said, "Do you sell these things?" And he said, "No, I sell Buicks."
It was just really something how the Lord, because I visualized like I didn't just visualize, I thought, well what if it would be a convertible, and it was a convertible, you know, and he took us home, but I was just really blessed, I mean the dream it was like Christ was getting us up the hill, but in reality, you know, all these men were just ready to help, and they didn't even know why they were sent, they were just saying "Can I help you what can I do for you?" I was like why are they all standing there, I don't know what to do myself, I don't know what to tell them, you know, but they were all ready to help.
PASTOR VITALE: Well I know that the Lord just told me this past week and I believe it's for everyone that's moving in Christ at this hour, and I believe it's for all of the women that have, either it's just for a season, don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying you're never going to get married, but for a season, you find yourself without a man so that Christ can be glorified in you, and I believe his word is that, we will not lack the assistance that normally comes from a male in our life. I believe he told me that, but it hasn't happened to me yet, it happened to you.
COMMENT: Well that's what it meant in the dream, Christ was there, but he was using these natural men to help us, and they were ready there, just like that, ready to assist.
PASTOR VITALE: We'll never be without help.
COMMENT: It was almost like, where'd you all come from!?
PASTOR VITALE: It was supernatural, I believe it was supernatural.
COMMENT: They were all sitting there you know, we could take you somewhere to call, they were all excited, ready to help. It's just like God sent servants and they were there, and these were people of the world, you could smell beer on their breath and everything, but it doesn't matter, God was using those servants.
PASTOR VITALE: God has the whole creation.
COMMENT: They're servants, they were servants, they're Leviathan, big deal, they're still his servants, you know, it's incredible. I was sitting there going wow, this is neat you know how God works. I thought you know it's like all creation knows, they almost know that something's going to happen you know. They're groaning for...
PASTOR VITALE: Yeah, they don't understand it, but it's an unconscious thing.
COMMENT: I mean you talk about, "Well we're going to be sons of God", and they're going to go what? You know, it doesn't make any difference to them but they're still crying out for this, they all want to be healed, nobody wants to be sick, nobody wants to die, nobody wants to really die, you know.
And this thing that's coming across is when the sons of God manifest, this is what everybody's looking for, this is why there's doctors and psychologists.
PASTOR VITALE: They're doing it in their own strength, but they're all looking for Christ, they just don't know it.
COMMENT: They just don't realize that this is what they're looking for, but nobody wants this pain, this death. You tell them you're in pain and immediately they understand, anybody in the world understands that, and they'll do what they can to help, you know, if you're in trouble they'll do what they can to help, but they're all wanting this, they're all groaning inside for this manifestation right?
PASTOR VITALE: They're waiting for Christ, because we can only help each other temporarily, Christ is our help. The Lord, he is our help. Glory to God. He shall deliver me from my strong enemy. I just got a witness to that song again, can you start with it, do you think?
SONG: Ps. 18:17-18, 2. He delivered me from my strong enemy, from them which hated me, for they were strong for me, and they prevented me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord, he was my stay.
Because he's my rock, he's my fortress, and my deliverer, he's my God, he's my strength, in whom I'll trust, he's my buckler and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.