Christ Crucified Among You Part 2

 Walking in the Light of 1888 Conference, Study 5, Audio: mp3

Palms 139:2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising. Thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down. and art acquainted [with] all my ways. 4 For [there is] not a word in my tongue. [but]. lo. O LORD. thou knowest it altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before and laid thine hand upon me. 6 [Such] knowledge [is] too wonderful for me; it is high. I cannot [attain] unto it. 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

I find it very perplexing for our minds to grasp eternal things. It is a science beyond science, a science that makes rocket science playschool.  It is in understanding and knowing the God that encompasses eternity. The perplexity that I find is that this four dimensional enormity needs to be demonstrated to three dimensional people and I am using a two dimensional board. How can words describe God? How can the English language contain the mysteries of God. I have come to the strong conclusion that all things are spiritually discerned.  We must have the Holy Spirit with us. When we relate to people unless they have the Spirit of God upon them and requesting from God knowledge, we will be talking to closed ears. How many of you want to go to heaven?

You all realize that this earth is hell then. That’s good because that is the work of the law. The work of the law is to make the thorns and briars of the curse sharper so that our sufferings become more prominent that those thorns pierce our flesh and we would get infected sores from it so that we can’t sit down properly or walk around. That we can’t do anything without absolute misery and then we would want to go to a different place. This is the work of the law. If you find it uncomfortable here on earth I would encourage you to spend some time with the law of Sinai to make an experience there otherwise you really won’t want to go to heaven. As you want to go to heaven we are in the right place with the right topic.

Only One Way to Heaven

There is only one way to heaven and it has two characteristics which are the waymarks and the end. If any of these two differ then it is not the way. If it doesn’t have the same end it is not the way and if it doesn’t pass the same things it’s not the way. This way to heaven was through the blood of His cross.

Colossians 1:20 And. having made peace through the blood of His cross. by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself.

It’s not just by the cross but through it. The broad road diverges away once it passes the cross. We need to enter in through the cross the same way as the Patriarchs entered through that way. In the beginning at the foundation of the world God crowned man with glory and honour. All things were under his feet but then not all things were under his feet as he sinned and Jesus was uplifted.

But We See Jesus

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

As soon as Adam sinned and suffered from the curse he desired the way to heaven and it was there. Jesus Christ was slain from the foundation of the world. As we go along this timeline we come to the year 2010 AD and the way hasn’t changed from the time of Adam till today. When we sin and there is a way out – Jesus Christ. That way wasn’t only displayed to Adam but also to Jacob. When Jacob was under condemnation and he was fleeing and he came to a place and slept on a rock and he dreamed a dream about a ladder reaching from the earth to heaven with angels ascending and descending upon it. It made him afraid as it was a revelation of the Holy Spirit of the cross of Christ. The ladder itself is not anything to be afraid of but it was the same thing that Jesus promised to His disciples and the same thing a new Christian sees;

John 1:51 And he saith unto him. Verily. verily. I say unto you. Hereafter ye shall see heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.

Jacob saw exactly the same. This ascending and descending was the way that connected heaven and earth. The Scripture is painting the picture for us but not with the wisdom from man speaking but the wisdom of God speaking. The experience that Jacob had was only possible through the Holy Spirit.

Jacob’s ladder

Genesis 28:17 And he was afraid. and said. How dreadful is this place! This is none other but the house of God and this is the gate of heaven.

John 1:51 And he saith unto him. Verily. verily. I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, Who, through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Revelation 5:16 And I beheld and Lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts and in the midst of the elders stood a Lamb as it had been slain having seven horns and seven eyes which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

In the midst of the throne is the Lamb slain. The eyes of the Lamb was the Holy Spirit.

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

At the end of the Revelation it is pointing to the end to the world. The Lamb is there mentioned again. We find that the throne, the Lamb and the Spirit is at the end of the world.

God is Not Bound by Time

Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

The only way that the Patriarchs could experience Jesus Christ and Him crucified was for the Holy Spirit to show it to them. Abraham saw Christ’s day and was glad. He saw the cross of Christ. Moses esteemed the reproach of the cross of Christ greater riches than all the treasures of Egypt and for him to evaluate this he had to experience it. The way of heaven starts by experiencing the cross of Christ. For us to experience the cross of Christ, Christ needed first to experience us.

Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world.  His book, the book of Life which has information of our members written in this book.

Psalms 139:15 My substance was not hid from Thee when I was made in secret and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance yet being unperfect; and in Thy book all my members were written which in continuance were fashioned when as yet there was none of them.

Before we were even there all information about us was written in the book. Time is not an issue for God. Adam’s sin, Jacob’s sin, Moses sin were all bundled together into the bosom of Jesus Christ. We need to understand what Christ bore on the cross.

Genesis 3:9.10 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was pleasant to the eyes and a tree to be desired to make one wise she took of the fruit thereof and did eat and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard Thy voice in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.

Man was created with honour and glory but then the devil came to man’s mind. The neurological pathway was pure but he presented to man the devil’s mind. As Eve listened to the Serpent and resigned herself to the devil’s reasoning, she saw things differently. Her mental function changed and there came the nature of the devil. Man’s mind became human/devil. The mind changed to vainglory and strife. These two characteristics sum up the human mind.

Vain Glory

There is some human wisdom, some pleasure to be gained but when God comes man runs away and treats God as an enemy. There is a happiness, a peace, a joy and a vainglory. If you cross that vainglory there is strife. You try it. Someone is all happy and you cross his path then you see what happens. The double sided nature of man comes out even today. This was written on the horns of the altar of man’s mind. That means his whole being, his psyche was changed.

The Way Human Nature Became Affected By Sin

Genesis 3:6-10 deceived, running away from God, vain glory and strife

  • Romans 8:6 Death
  • Isaiah 53:3 Sorrow and grief
  • Isaiah 1:5 Sickness
  • Matthew 18:7
  • John 16:33 The world came into the mind
  • Hebrews 2 14 Death and devil
  • Genesis 22 17 Hell (gate of the enemy)

When your life just goes wrong whether you have literal sorrow or whether it is hypocrisy, bitterness, backbiting, cancer or any sickness of the body, all these things resulted from men’s mind. Jesus took upon Himself every one of those things listed above.

Matthew 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, Saying, Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses.

That grief that lies too deep to be breathed into any human ear. He knows. The Spirit searches all the things of the heart of man. The spirit is the candle of the Lord that goes up and down and extracts all the pain, all the carnal nature, the world, strife and anything in our being the Holy Spirit extracted that in a living reality for the whole world and He has placed it into Jesus Christ. The Lamb of God that was slain had seven eyes which were the seven Spirits of God. By beholding you become changed. What is before the eyes finds its way into our genetic makeup, the DNA. Jesus Christ bore our sins in His body. He became sin for us who knew no sin. This all was loaded into Jesus Christ. The sin and stress of Adam to the sin of Jacob and to the sin and modern stresses of today, all of them were placed into the cross of Christ. This was placed in Jesus Christ and as a result it is recorded in heaven in the Lamb’s Book. It is His Book, it is His information. What else was put into the Lamb?

John 13:34 Love was in Jesus Christ
Matthew 11:29 Meekness was in Him
2 Peter 1:4 The divine nature
Psalms 16:11 Pleasures forever more
Psalms 67:2 Saving health
Luke 17:21 Kingdom of heaven was in Him
Hebrews 7:16 The power of an endless life
Colossians 2:9 Godhead bodily
Revelation 22:14 Gates of heaven

What Was At The Cross?

When we consider the cross of Jesus Christ we know He suffered our sins on the tree. He was made a curse for us. In Him dwelled all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Strife was there but love was there. Vainglory was there but meekness was there. The Serpent was there but the divine nature was there. Grief and sorrow were there but pleasures for ever more was there. Sickness was there but health was there. The world was there but the kingdom of heaven was there. Death was there but the power of an endless life was there. The devil was there and the Godhead was there. Hell was there and the Gates of heaven were there. This was in Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.

He says be of good cheer I have overcome the world. What we have in Jesus Christ in His living Book on the left is listed all the corrupt nature and on the right side we see all divinity. His divinity overcame the corrupt nature. That’s what literally happened. We are not talking about a theory, this is information of what’s in the Lamb’s Book of Life. This is what was in His body – God and sinful flesh dwelling together.

Jesus Embraced Humanity

Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For verily he took not on [him the nature of] angels; but he took on [him] the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto [his] brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things [pertaining] to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

This file is in heaven today and this was the file in the day that Adam sinned. This is the way and when we believe that Jesus Christ on the cross is me, when we believe that, we have only just started the journey. When I believe that Jesus on the cross was me then my name gets written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

The Lambs Book of Life

This is what Jesus said to the disciples. Don’t rejoice that the devils are subject unto you but rejoice that your names are written in the heaven. My file is in heaven. This file became my file because I entered into a covenant with God and this covenant is based upon the same promises based with Abraham. The promises are two things primarily;

1. Jesus would possess the gate of His enemy

2. There is a blessing to inherit everlasting life and the perfection of God.

The Gates of the Enemy

To possess the gates of the enemy He would possess my nature and take it to the cross. He promised that He would give me everlasting life and the covenant is between two people and for the two people there needs to be the earnest as we studied last time which is the Spirit. Here I am or you, and there is God’s side of the covenant that Jesus would become me and He will perfect me. What is my side of the covenant? All that the Lord has said I will do?

The Covenant Made With Abraham

Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad and said, Look now toward heaven and tell the stars if thou be able to number them and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

For us to identify ourselves with Jesus we need to reckon it so. We need to believe that the sufferings that I am going through is what Christ went through so what I am going through is Christ. As I dwell upon the pain whether it is through relationship hurts or whether it is through failure, whatever it is and the pain that I get, this exact feeling I am having now is what Christ bore for me. I believe that Jesus possessed the gate of the enemy. Jesus became sin for me. I believe that Jesus took my sinful nature. As I believe that my name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and now I believe that it will perfect me to inherit eternal life.

The Commandment of God for Us Today and For the Time of Abraham

Deuteronomy 27:15 Cursed [be] the man that maketh [any] graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth [it] in [a] secret [place]. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen. 19 Cursed [be] he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen. 24 Cursed [be] he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen. 26 Cursed [be] he that confirmeth not [all] the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Deuteronomy 28:1 And it shall come to pass if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth.

What Does Amen Mean?

What was commanded in these commands? Cursed be he that maketh abominations and all the people shall answer and say Amen. What is the commandment of God? Say Amen! This is what Abraham did. He said I believe it, Amen. This word Amen is my part of the deal. Amen. Anything more than that is not what God is asking me. What does the word Amen mean? Let it be so.

2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises (are not yea and nay) they are in Him yea. and Amen.

The commandments of God is not you get some of the promises if you do some of the things and if you do not the other things you will be cursed so you will have half a blessing and half a curse yes and no and it’s a bit of a mix. You have either all the promises in Jesus Christ through Amen or not at all. You can’t have a portion of blessing and not have the whole lot. You take the package or you don’t take it at all and this is the work of God.

John 6:28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

What can we do to do the right things? What can we do to be right with God and get to heaven? Believe on Him whom He hath sent. That’s the work. Believe. How many people believe that Jesus took upon their sinful nature? The promise was that Jesus should possess the gates of hell and we need to believe that promise and then our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. How many people believe that Jesus can make them perfect without sinning on this planet? We have a few people that believe that and few people believe that Jesus can make them perfect. We have very few left and the agreement is for me to say. Amen.

1.John 3.23 And this is his commandment. That we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another as He gave us commandment.

We have the command that we believe – that is the commandment and we believe that the commandments will be downloaded to us. Through the Holy Spirit we have this information needed for us here in 2010 that Jesus Christ conquered His sinful nature through His divine nature. He came off victorious through the grave and the resurrection. When we go through the cross we meet the first part of the pathway and then we enter into the second part of the pathway. This pathway to heaven also needed the same belief as you started with.

As You Receive Jesus Christ So Walk in Him

Did any of you help God do this formatting? Did you aid God? This was done while we were yet enemies. While we were yet sinners God wrote this while we were yet apart from Him. What can I do to help out here? Nothing, it’s done already. You have to believe that Jesus Christ came in sinful flesh. He that says that Jesus Christ did not come in sinful flesh is of the antichrist. That is still the carnal nature that doesn’t want to believe that. The Pharisaical mind won’t believe the sinful flesh of Jesus Christ and the liberal soul won’t believe the perfection that we can have through Jesus Christ.

These two things throw out many professors from belief. They believe either one or the other or they don’t believe any of them. They believe in the same way as the devils believe. They believe that Jesus died for them. The devils know that Jesus died for everyone but that knowledge doesn’t do anything for them. They must believe that it is me, but not only that it is me but have the earnest, the bond of the Spirit to manifest it in us – Christ crucified among you. When we believe it starts a process of download all the way to me. I believe that God can perfect me from every particle of sin. The only way the contract can work is if I say Amen to it. If I say let it be done.

2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and Godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

My belief and my letting enables me to be partaker of this reality on earth. I believe the first part of the promise and my name is written there. I believe the second part of the promise and the download starts. The Spirit will take of Jesus and show it to us;

John 16.15 All things that the Father hath are mine, therefore said I, that he shall take of mine and shall show it unto you.

Love was in Jesus Christ

Meekness was in Jesus Christ

The divine nature

Pleasures forever more

Saving health

The kingdom of heaven was in Him

The power of an endless life

The Godhead bodily

The gates of heaven

All things are the Father’s and they have been given to Jesus Christ. The Spirit will take what was given to Jesus Christ and give to us this file of sinful humanity. Notice how quick Eve’s mind changed. It gives evidence that file is very small. Satan could put his mind straight into Eve’s mind just like in a split second. When in the computer world the file is very small it downloads instantly. This file of sin is only one byte. One bite of the serpent, that’s it. It’s so small. It downloads very quickly. You don’t have to think about it. It was downloaded while Eve listened to the words of Satan and yielded to what he was saying.  When she listened and then yielded then started the action. When Jesus says my words are spirit and life then what do we say? Amen. Let it be done. As we let it be done He starts the transfer. This file is massive. This is the Godhead bodily. The treasures of heaven are going to be put into an earthen vessel. Is that true? The earthen vessel has to have such an enormity of riches. All things the Father has given to Christ which have been given to us. It’s not just Jesus’ cross, it is an endless life. As the download happens there is an activity bar that says please wait.

Please Wait, I’m Downloading

2 Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience Godliness;  7 And to Godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

Here we have an addition, a process of God taking the file He created and is working in my mind as I believe His promise and I am committing myself to God.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Presenting our body to God as a living sacrifice means do to me as you please. If I say Amen let it be done, that incorporates my body, soul and mind. I come to God and say let it be done, do the work, I will let you. What are we letting happen here? Be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. This new mind that has conquered the old needs to become ours, renew it, transfer it back like the day in Eden when it was transferred the wrong way very quickly to a pathetic mind. Then it is to be re-transferred with this enormous praiseworthy glorious mind of love. When the process starts the time bar of what activity is happening on the downloads starts.

Add To Your Faith Virtue

It’s a growth. First the blade, then the ear and then the full corn in the ear. Firsts it’s 1% then 2% then 5% then 10% 40% 60% 90% 100% Done! While this is happening God says to us who have said Amen, PLEASE WAIT. Have you ever had that on the computer while downloading a big file? Please wait. Then we start hitting the keys saying ‘What’s going on?’ We are questioning whether it is downloading at all. God is saying please wait.

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.

There is a waiting that needs to be done just as the farmer has to wait for the grain to produce the harvest. For the downloading process someone may ask, ‘How can I really get it to download?’ The only path we have to do is to let God and we are to say. ‘Amen. Let it be so.’ But in order to let it be so, we must not let something else happen because Satan also has his download capabilities.

Satan’s File

One thing is different between God and Satan. God has to be asked for such a file but Satan just wants to give it around, he just wants everyone to have it. You don’t even have to ask as he will give it to you. He just injects it into you therefore if we don’t let God then who are we letting? The devil’s download trying to reach us from beneath. The Bible teaches us:

James 4:7 Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

In other words if you put resistance along your cable, along your mind, can information travel along resistance? It is too hard. It doesn’t want to do it. It might trickle feed. If resistance stops this, then what would stop Satan? Resistance. If we resist God He will flee from us too. If we resist the Holy Spirit like the Pharisees did He will flee.

Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers [did], so [do] ye.

Because they resisted the Holy Ghost were they believers in the promises of Abraham? Absolutely not. They weren’t even the children of Abraham. They were the children of the devil. They had his file and his file only and they didn’t want to change because they had an open run here and a resistance there. God is saying I will work in you, I will do the work, just let me do it. For us to let God we must stop the devil. We must stop bad communications and bad company for bad company corrupts the file.

Bad Company

We need to get away from it. Just let yourself get away. If we come to God through this and we let God happen and we wait for the precious grain on the earth, it will happen while ever we let it. When the Word of God comes to you and it comes into your ears and you think that can’t be right, that is resistance. Is it going to enter? No. That is not saying Amen. You are breaking your part of the covenant and God can’t work. All He’s asking is say Amen. The commandment of the Decalogue is the commandment for the Holy Spirit because in creation when God said something the Holy Spirit moved upon the waters. When God said the Spirit moves and the Decalogue, the righteousness of the law when God says it, it is said to the Spirit to work in us. The commandment that is said to us to work the works of God, is to let it happen. If we think that we need to work the commandments of God, we will never ever achieve the promise of perfection.

A Righteous Man May Fall Seven Times

While this ‘please wait’ is happening a righteous man falls seven times. There are seven sections in the activity bar. As the file is loading one portion it may have a hiccup. The file bogs down. There is resistance there and then we get back up. The righteous man may fall seven times but he will rise. When we get bogged and make a mistake and then we realize and confess our sins to Jesus Christ there is no condemnation in that. While ever this file is downloading and we haven’t cut off God or done despite to the Holy Spirit so my name is written above my file. When God sees my name on my file He sees the whole file completed. It is done. It is just in transferring mode that’s all. We are in a church of all believers and we all believe that Jesus has taken our nature. He promised us that He will perfect us to the perfection of God. However when we see a brother make a mistake and we judge a brother, are we waiting? We wait for our file to be downloaded but what about a brother’s file? It is also downloading. He may fall seven times also. Someone amongst us fails, makes a mistake, commits a sin, a sin not unto death because the file is being downloaded. In seeing that we say what he did was wrong but we are not seeing the please wait sign in heaven.

James 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of [his] brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. 12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

If I see a brother sin has he sinned? Yes. The wages of sin is death. He has to be told or his blood might be on my hands so we need to tell our brother and judge our brother because he has sinned. But what says the file in heaven? The file in heaven says he is spotless because he believes the promises of God and he has fallen during download.  As the Lord says he is spotless and I say he is a sinner because I saw him sin I am saying that the law is wrong. If I say that the law is wrong then I am the judge and if I am the judge I am the lawgiver and if I am the lawgiver then I am God and that was the serpent.  When I judge my brother my download stops. While I judge my brother for falling I cannot receive the impartation of Christ because I am not letting God for I made myself as God. That’s what it says.

If we are judging our brother, we are judging the law. As it comes near the close of probation Jesus he that is holy let him be holy still. At that time all files must be completed. How can I get my file completed quicker? How can I increase the information download? The less resistance you have the more information will flow. The more you say. ‘Amen Lord I believe you, do it please. I accept Your Word.’ We are not to argue and to fight and to combat. I am living a sacrifice and when the people of God become 100% subdued to the Spirit of God He can do in one day what normally would take a 1000 years to download. We can receive the Holy Spirit if we absolutely resign ourselves to the will of God to His workings.

When the File, the Workmanship Is Completed

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

When this workmanship is finished any workman then wants to test his work. Do you know what the test is? The test is the last application of the file that has been downloaded. People can download the first part but do despite to the Holy Spirit and cut the connection and then they lose their eternal life. Their name is blotted out as it says in Revelation. The name is removed and it is cancelled. You may be tested in virtue and find you have some but may find you do not have temperance.  Here the test lies of the love of God among us that we have compassion among one another. Please wait. When a brother sins and he is in the message and he is hearing God’s Word – please wait. Leave the brother alone, leave the sister alone. Just let them do their Amen. Don’t interfere because this data is delicate and when we see someone sinning and if we have spiritual eyesalve and see in the way God sees not in the way the devil sees, we would see a ‘please wait’ sign over him and we would rest assured this brother loves the Lord. There is a test amongst us and this test is recorded in 1 John.

1.John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

Manifest means something that has come to light and that has come to fruition. Jesus Christ was manifested at AD 33.  That was His manifestation that we humans could see. Where is test? Your love for your brother.

1 John 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12 Not as Cain, [who] was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 16 Hereby perceive we the love [of God], because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down [our] lives for the brethren.

The manifestation of love is the same manifestation of love that was done at the cross. The cross revealed love to us and now the cross that we have to bear is the love from us to others bearing one another’s burdens.  In our path to heaven the cross is the first landmark you have to go through. Do you know what the last landmark is? It is the cross of Christ, the last landmark we need to go through. But this time the cross of Christ is love from us to one another that we would lay down our life for our brethren.

Philippians 2:3 [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

This manifestation is to have compassion on one another that if someone spits in your face and you return kindness to them from your heart proves that your download is there. This is how the world will know we love one another.

John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

To test the true nature of something you have to put something in its path to see the result. Jesus did this when He created Adam with his beautiful mind and He passed all the animals in front of Adam to see what he would call them. He wanted to see the mind work. What Adam called them is what they actually were. Adam’s mind worded what the Lord said, ‘This is very good.’ That was the test. God called Abraham to offer up his son as a sacrifice. God said, ‘Now I know that you do believe, that it is evident, now it is manifested that this experience has become yours. Jacob was tested when he wrestled with the angel. Moses was tested in the wilderness and today you and I will be tested with human relationships.

This our test. There will be one person put in front of us by God who is opposed to us. And God says, ‘Is the creation going to work, is it going to play?’ What is He going to say to you? Is He happy about your response to others or is He utterly sad. For somehow you stopped the connection for it is manifested in the way you treat one another. If someone spits on you or reviles or slaps you, or whatever else the way your mind deals with that is a testimony of what information has come from the throne room of God.

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, [be ye] all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous:

The carnal mind has some sort of compassion and it looks like this. ‘I am glad I am not him, poor soul, what a sinner. Thank you Lord that I am not like him.’ That is the compassion that comes from the devil.

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing;

The compassion in this text is where you will bear one another’s burdens. When someone is sinning you will not condemn him but you will bear that. When you see the please wait, be courteous, be pitiful, if there is a ‘please wait’ sign it is courteous to wait.  When evil is done to you, do good back.  This is the testimony that will convert many people. This is the manifestation that the world is looking for – true love.

1 Peter 3:9 …knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

The kingdom of God is that you will have the power of an endless life. The power of an endless life is manifested in your dealings with your brothers and sisters despite how bad they have fallen. How you deal with it testifies whether you will inherit a blessing, the power of an endless life. The gates of heaven, the Godhead bodily, the kingdom of heaven. This is the last way mark on the path to heaven. If we want to go to heaven there are two things that are needful. We must pass the landmarks and we must get there. He who endures to the end the same shall be saved.

Amen.

Posted on May 28, 2010, in Sermons For Sabbath, The 1888 Message, Walking in the Light of 1888 and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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