Walking With the Godhead

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Audio: Walking with the Godhead

Have you asked Jesus, ‘Can I walk with you and hold your hand?’ We think of a picture of walking along a beach in a storm with Jesus but do we really walk with Jesus? Do we walk with God?

Micah 6:6 Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, [and] bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? 7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, [or] with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn [for] my transgression, the fruit of my body [for] the sin of my soul? 8 He hath showed thee, O man, what [is] good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

What will make God happy? What will make Jesus happy? A big offering? A big donation? Penance? Walking up the steps on my knees? Making myself feel bad? Will that make Jesus happy?

Three Things

Do justly, love mercy and walk with him. If you said can I please walk with you, he would say of course, I was waiting for you to ask. This is what is good, is that you will walk with me. I will show you what is good, to walk with God. Do you walk with the Godhead? A question is posed here;

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

It’s a question. Do we know the answer? Can you walk with the Godhead unless you agree with the Godhead?

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

This is a question. What fellowship is there? What agreement is there between the two parties? What communion hath light with darkness? What agreement hath the temple of God with idols? What agreement is there?

2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,

We come to Jesus and say, can I walk with you? He has been waiting for us to ask but he says, you can walk with me but stop walking with others as you can only walk with me. You can’t bring the whole world with you and join hands.  He says come out from among them and be separate. The question is Lord, can I walk with you? Yes. But before I receive you, you must not bring the enemy with you.

Have you made an Agreement with Hell?

If you want a relationship with the Godhead it must be supreme. It must be the only relationship you have. If you want relationships with others they must be in him as he will walk and dwell in us. How can two walk together except they be agreed? Have you made an agreement with the Godhead to walk with him? Have you agreed to the terms? Do we believe that just because we are restorers of paths to dwell in (reformers), who hold positions of trust in Gods church and because we keep the Sabbath by going to church, is that the agreement? The following verse brings out an agreement. What customs you follow does not mean you have made an agreement with God.

Isaiah 28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which [is] in Jerusalem.

Who is he talking to? The people who rule who? Jerusalem. God’s people. What does it say?

Isaiah 28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

Just because you’re religious, just because you have a form of godliness, you can have an agreement with hell. You can say Lord haven’t we done this in your name? He says, I don’t even know you. I haven’t walked one step with you because you did not meet the conditions of coming out and being separate. You have made an agreement with hell. On the external we think we haven’t done that and hell is dangerous, we want to be in heaven, God’s kingdom. But they made an agreement with hell. The question is for us, have we made an agreement with the Godhead?  There is an agreement we make at our baptism;

The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the three holy dignitaries of heaven, have declared that they will strengthen men to overcome the powers of darkness. All the facilities of heaven are pledged to those who by their baptismal vows have entered into a covenant with God (MS 92, 1901). {5BC 1110.8}

The Father, son and Holy Spirit, the Godhead. Have you made a covenant with the Godhead?

Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.

Each one of us are created by God and when we come to think of God, we must not think of God as someone we can’t have a personal relationship with. You must not think of the Godhead as a stone or graven image or something not personal. God is personal, we are his offspring. Created in who’s image? The image of God we were created. That has been deranged by sin. God is saying, I’ll walk with you. I’ll hold your hand. Just like the Father says, I’ll hold your hand. Which of you parents have a child come and say, daddy can I hold your hand, can I walk with you? You say, no I don’t have time for that. This doesn’t happen with God. We say let me walk with you, ok says God, come out from them and I will walk with you. I will receive you. These are the conditions to the agreement. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Godhead, three dignitaries. If you will come out from them, I will be a Father to you. This is our consideration. Do we walk with our Father?  This is what we are to answer in our minds. Here we can learn something about the Father and we can identify if we walk with him or not?

Galatians 4:1 Now I say, [That] the heir, as long as he is a child, different nothing from a servant, though he be Lord of all; 2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the Father. 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: 4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

We have to be willing to come out from among them. As we take a step of faith with all the baggage we come out with, God has promised all the powers of heaven that he will help us with. He will help us to overcome every besetting sin. Believe it, that is what God has promised. We were children bondage in this world. If you will come out, don’t bring them with you, but as you come, I’ll cleanse it off. You’ll become kings and priests of God. Until that time, the child differs nothing from the servant, he’s under a program.

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

The Son had to learn by suffering. The question is, do you walk with the Father in suffering? Do you go through a trial and understand and say, this is my Father. Or do you go through a tragedy and say everything around me is dark? Is that walking with the Father? That is denying him as though he is not there. If you will walk with the Father, you’ll learn by the things which you suffer. As you suffer you’ll cry Father as any child would. What child doesn’t cry? If the baby didn’t cry in the old days and gasp for air, something was wrong. Do you cry to God or everyone else around you? Do you cry with strong crying unto the Father? This is walking with God. This is not just a scene of emotion that yes I can walk with God hand in hand. This is real life, real pain, real tears and real crying. The beautiful thing is, its a real Father, not just a picture of a Father. If we picture ourselves walking in his hand, we’re just picturing it. Every suffering is for your learning. All things work together for good for those that love God and are called according to his purpose. Can you say the following?

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou [art] our Father; we [are] the clay, and thou our potter; and we all [are] the work of thy hand.

Can you say that now? O Lord, thou art my Father. I’m the clay. Mold it by suffering and pain. Mold it by experiences that come our way. Not just by pain and pleasure also. God gives us rich gifts to see what we will do them also. Our Father is teaching us to live in heaven. While a child we are not different to a servant. Would you be safe now in your present condition to take a throne in heaven? Would you do the same as Lucifer? We are under the molding of the Father. We need to accept it and say now, I am the clay, thou art the potter. Not everyone that saith Lord, Lord shall enter the kingdom of heaven but he that doeth the will of my Father. We have to learn to do Gods will. A child says dad can I walk with you and the Father says yes. The child needs to be taught not to just have its own way. The Father needs to pull the child the right way. It becomes a disciplinary picture of the Father smacking the child. Can you picture yourself being chastened by the Lord? What Father doesn’t chasten his child?

Hebrews 12:5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: 6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

See the word receiveth? He says come out from among them and I will discipline you. We need a good hand to put us into line. Our minds have been deranged, our feet slip imperceptibly towards evil. If you want to walk with the Father, you need to walk with him as the Father. Those whom he receives he will chastise.

Hebrews 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the Father chasteneth not?

Have you seen a child grow up not disciplined? What do they turn out like? Will God have children in his kingdom running around and wrecking everything? Do you walk with the Father? Do you understand the pain that comes to you is deserved? Have you sinned? You deserve death. We must be grateful for every circumstance in life. Say thank you Lord whether you acknowledge it or not. The prayer is cleanse thou me from secret sins. If you endure this chastening, God will deal with you as sons. When you come of age, do you keep getting disciplined? No you become joint heirs with Christ.

Hebrews 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9 Furthermore we have had Fathers of our flesh which corrected [us], and we gave [them] reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened [us] after their own pleasure; but he for [our] profit, that [we] might be partakers of his holiness.

What end does God have in store for us as his children? Our faith must be strengthened by these words of God. When we are chastised we must endure it and sweeten it with thanksgiving that the day will come that you can enter in as Enoch entered in. Enoch was chastised by God 300 years until he was ready to enter heaven. Ready to be what God wanted him to be in heaven.

The Vine

Who is the vine? Are we the branches? Who is the husbandman? The father is the husbandman and what does he do to the branches? Cuts them back. What for? So they yield more fruit. Let us walk with our father not just in the imagination of emotional sentimentalism. Let us walk with our father in all practicality that when we are scourged at that moment, we can say you I am walking with you father, you have received me that’s why I’m hurting. Whom he receives, they’re the ones that get chastised. If you don’t get chastised then, you have no father, you have an agreement with hell.

Do you walk with the Godhead, Father, son and Holy Spirit?

Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being;

In him you move. Do you acknowledge that? Or do you move and think its your ability? What can you feel when you put your hand on your pulse? A movement? In him we move. To walk with the Holy Ghost. Do you walk with the Holy Ghost or his he just not a person? Do you walk with him? The light that lights every man – Jesus Christ. The Godhead is so unified sometimes it’s hard to differentiate who does what? Who beats your heart and who is your sustainer?

Psalms 3:5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

Often we think sustenance is something we need when working hard. You may think you need sustenance when working hard but here what happened? Here when he slept the Lord did what? The Lord sustained me. The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life. He has come to give us life more abundantly. That heart beat is his gift, the gift of the Holy Spirit. I shall give you the comforter. He shall be with you and teach you all things. Life is a gift from the Holy Ghost. Cast thy burden upon the Lord and he shall sustain thee. He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalms 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. 29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

David was in trouble so he had to run. Who gave him the leg power how to run? Who gave him the strength to jump over a wall? Do we walk with God or do we pass by the Holy Spirit and walk by ourselves? Do we acknowledge our life is sustained by him? Every heart beat is of God. I teach my children our pulse is Jesus working in our life. We can’t see the wind, but we can see its affect. Where is God? He’s keeping me alive. Every person.  When the Holy Spirit is withdrawn, what will happen to the world? Death. The scriptures says the slain won’t be covered as there will be no one to cover them. Men’s hearts failing them for fear. God is keeping my heart from fear.

Zechariah 4:6 Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

When we achieve something at work, was it our hands that did it? Or do we walk with God and say thank you Father, thank you Jesus and Holy Spirit. Thank you God for the ability to labour. When the ability is taken of, we will see God is good to us. The following is speaking of the stoning of Stephen;

Acts 6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. 10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.

How do you speak? If the Holy Spirit was not living amongst us, every word we say would cause a fight. We would shoot out the tongue the feelings and emotions. Its only by the Holy Ghost that we can utter reasonable words. We are awoken by the Holy Spirit, kept alive, we eat by the Holy Spirit and talk by the Holy Spirit by his spirit working in us. We know very well the gifts, the gift of prophecy, healing, teaching, miracles and administration by the same spirit, the spirit of the Lord. We don’t know what we should pray for but he spirit itself maketh intercession for us. We can’t even pray.

Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

To even walk with the Father we need the spirit. To walk with somebody is to talk with them also. If you walk with somebody and you tripped over and they helped you up, what would you say to that person? Thank you? Do you say thank you to God for your ability to talk and reason and wake up? We must talk with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

Do you feel after God? Do you say God give me a sense of your presence? So when you wake up you will feel oh, I am sustained. God is not far from any of us. Its up to us if we want t walk with God. If we put our senses out, Father, the spirit. I can still feel my heart beat in my whole head. That is the Holy Spirit, electricity. What ignites the electricity in your heart? No one knows. Your brain can alter your heart rate. The initial pulse is the Holy Spirit. Feel after him, let him be your God.  Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. You are not your own but brought with a price.  The price Jesus paid for us. We have heard of his companionship and the effort gone in and you’ll never be alone and he’ll supply all your needs. We heard that Jesus is the spring and pattern of all relationships. He has purchased this planet by his blood. Its by him we can have relationships with our fellow man in missionary endeavours. He has brought us by his own blood. You are not your own.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

If you can imagine that the Father is the king of all, all this crown land, he owns it all and we are residential blocks and Jesus has brought the residential blocks. He is the landlord. The temple is the Holy Spirit. You are brought with a price, you are renting. What do you do with a rental property? Take care of it, its not your own. The segment of this that I want to share is, do you walk with God as your landlord? Jesus as your landlord? He is my wonder, he paid for me. If we don’t want to accept the price that Jesus paid he’ll give our sins back to us which are the title deeds to hell. That is the agreement. If you want to have your sins forgiven, if you want to make an agreement with Jesus Christ, give him all those sins for your death and he will pay you out but you belong to him.

The landlord, the Holy Spirit is the tenant and we are the servant. The Holy Spirit is here occupying. Does the servant trash the house? Its worse if the tenant did it but we are servants. Do you walk with God? Can you accept the agreement? Do you accept Jesus Christ’ payment?

2 Corinthians 4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

Who’s house is it? The people that drive past the house, do they know this is Jesus house? Is it clean and swept or dirty and devils in side? What type of house is yours? Will men know this is a clean well kept garden or is it a trash heap?

There are many who have never made an unreserved surrender of themselves to God. They have not a right idea of the infinite sacrifice made by God to save a ruined world. If God should speak to them as He did to Abraham, they would not be sufficiently acquainted with His voice to know that He was calling upon them to make a sacrifice, in order to test the depth of their love and the sincerity of their faith. {OHC 191.3}

They have thought this is my house. I bought it. When we get baptised do we feel different the next day? There is no magical change. We have to understand this is not my body anymore. I am a servant.

Do you confess Christ in your expenditures of His entrusted means? If Christ had that which is His own in tithes and offerings, so much would not be left for selfish outlay on knickknacks and display. Less would be spent for dress, for pleasure excursions, for entertainments, or for display in table fare. We may confess Christ by making no elaborate preparations for visitors; we may deny Him by making more than ordinary preparations, which takes time that rightly belongs to the Lord. . . . Before you enter into amusement for the gratification of self, ask yourself the question, Is not this God’s time and money that I am expending needlessly? Open your account book, and see how your account stands with God, with your household, and with the world. {OHC 192.3}

This is the question we ask. Am I about to do something not approved of God? Like a child will say, will my daddy let me? If you walk with the Father you will be sustained and have access to the Father by the Holy Ghost. You will be subordinate to the Father as he is your Father. Will my daddy let me?  Its hard for us adults to come back to those results except you become as little children. This is our mentality, will God let me?

Have you confessed Christ by faithfully tithing the mint, the anise, and the rue? When we give the Lord the tithe, we are only giving Him that which is His own, {OHC 192.4}

Don’t pat yourself on the back. We’ve been brought out, we are not our own. When we go into the wedding, he will give us but its not our own.

Our heavenly Father teaches by His own example of beneficence. God gives to us regularly, freely, and abundantly. Every earthly blessing is from His hand. What if the Lord should cease to bestow His gifts upon us? What a cry of wretchedness, suffering, and want would go up from the earth! We need daily the unfailing flow of Jehovah’s love and goodness. {OHC 192.5}

That perfection of character which the Lord requires is the fitting up of the whole being as a temple for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. God will accept of nothing less than the service of the entire human organism. It is not enough to bring into action certain parts of the living machinery. All parts must work in perfect harmony, or the service will be deficient. It is thus that man is qualified to cooperate with God in representing Christ to the world. Thus God desires to prepare a people to stand before Him pure and holy, that He may introduce them into the society of heavenly angels. {OHC 265.2}

Body soul and spirit are Gods.

We have been entrusted with the most solemn message ever given to our world, and the object to be kept plainly and distinctly before our minds is the glory of God. Let us take care that we do nothing which will weaken physical, mental, or spiritual healthfulness, for God will not accept a tainted, diseased, corrupted sacrifice. Care must be exercised in eating, in drinking, in dressing, and in working, lest we detract from our efficiency and fail of doing our most exalted work in the best manner, in order that the results of our labour may be as lasting as eternity. {OHC 265.3}

Do you walk with Jesus Christ? Do you ask him what you are to eat and what to wear and what attitude you are to have in every given situation? Do you ask Jesus where he wants you to go and what to do? Do you wake up and say, please be with me today and then do what you want? Do you walk the Godhead? If not, what are the relationships of the last day going to be to us? If we are walking with him, he will protect us. He will be our strength and shield. He has pledged all of heavens abilities to us. What a prospect to overcome your sins to really understand what the Lord wants you to do in all the facets of life. If we will walk with Jesus, Jesus will walk with us.

2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

If Jesus dwells in you, what dwells in Jesus? All the fullness of the Godhead bodily. As we accept this package of walking with the Father, we accept the discipline. If we accept that every beat belongs and comes from him, if we believe this temple is not mine and his to rule, you are walking with God. Until you take the whole package, we have a covenant with hell. The Father will give us to choose as children to have him govern us. When we give ourselves to God, then God can give himself to us. It’s sometimes scary to think, this is not my body. If you can’t look after another person’s body, how can you look after your own? If we look after our body, he will give something to us.

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

What will God give you? A hundred fold of what you gave to him.

Amen.

Posted on October 17, 2009, in Relationships in the Last Days, Sermons For Sabbath and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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