(November 19, 2011, Dubuque, IA, USA)

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The season of darkness, that is what is about to break upon us. Amen. Darkness is coming.

Yesterday Brother Burt was telling us about the tsunami. You know, people were on the beach, what were they doing? They were having church; crusades; radio broadcasts; building universities; writing books; printing new Bibles, new translations; but the tsunami was coming. Brethren, there is a tsunami coming. There is a tsunami coming.

What he saw he said it was 100 feet high. In Japan it was how many feet high? It was 30 feet high, it was about as high as a 3 story building, isn’t it. This is 100 feet tsunami coming. Hallelujah. Amen. Brethren we have to be prepared. We must be prepared.

Now how are you going to deal with a man who is fighting you in the spirit? The Devil is fighting you in the spirit, but you are walking. You are coming to the Devil walking and he is fighting in the spirit. Scripture says, God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in … “on the beach” (John 4:24). “We must worship Him in fashion. We must spend our time arguing about trousers, about the skirt length.” There is mid-level, there is high-level, then there is this other one. So you measure the length, is it going to be 2 feet or under?

While they are measuring the length of the priests clothes in Russia, the Bolshevik revolution came. They were arguing about the length of clothes and all that and the Communists were at the door. The same thing is happening to us. We are arguing the length of skirts and the Devil has taken our children. Amen. Hallelujah.

So we are looking at this feast of tabernacles and God said, “What we thought was movement was actually blowing of trumpets.”

What we have had is blowing of trumpets. For many years we have been blowing the trumpets.

“Come out of Babylon.”

“Go beyond Pentecost.”

After some time we will get tired and then we will come down to the Pentecostal realm. Once upon a time, as it was in Israel, God sent a deliverer. As it was then, He will send a deliverer that will remind us that we need to move forward. Then we will make some efforts to move forward. When the deliverer is dead, what happens? We go back to the Pentecostal level. Amen. Everybody say “amen”. Peter says, …I go a fishing… (John 21:3). I go a fishing. So you go back to the Pentecostal realm where you have church.

Church – God is not interested in church.

I was in ___ Gabon last week and I was ministering in the Share Staff. One of the Share Staff, he is a Pastor in the church, the biggest church in Nigeria, the biggest church in Africa, The Redeemed Church of God. He starts through the meetings and on the last day, because he was traveling, the minute I finished speaking he talked.

He said, “I have to say something.” He said, “This is a true Word.”

The reason why it is true is in January this year, the General Overseer, that is the man in charge of the whole thing, he called a meeting of all the pastors.

I asked him, “How many were you?”

He said, “There are close to 30,000.”

How many are you in this room? The General Overseer called a meeting of all his pastors. Without the congregation there were 30,000 people. 30,000, that was in January. They had a minister’s retreat.

He told them that, “God has given him a message, but he had not had the boldness to tell them.” But he finally summoned up the courage and he said, “God told me to tell you He has finished with church.”

“He has finished with church business. That He is doing something new and He is going to work with individuals.”

Amen.

He was saying to the brethren, “You must hold on to this Word and you must walk with this Word.”

As he finished talking he kept saying, “I have a gift for you.”

He gave me a souvenir. Then he walked on. But it was instructive because this is coming from the Pentecostal Church, the ministering Pentecostal Church, that God is even telling them that:

“I am finished with Church.”

Okay, how about the end time church itself? When will God tell us? What will God tell us brethren? Well we are trying to be like the Pentecostal Church, because the platforms that we have is like the platforms of the Pentecostal Church. Amen.

So I started talking about blowing our trumpets. Blowing your trumpet is saying, “Move forward.”

Move forward to what? What are we moving forward to? We say we are those who are pressing on to the saving of the soul. What does that mean? That is jargon, just clichés, just terminologies. What does the saving of the soul mean? What is wrong with the soul that you must save the soul? Isn’t it? What is wrong with the soul, what is wrong with my soul that God has to save it? Amen. Hallelujah.

You know very early in the ministry of Jesus in John Chapter 2:19, very early He told them:

He says, “I have come with something new.”

He says, “There is a new temple in town.”  

He said, “There is a new temple in town.”

He said, …Destroy this temple, and in three days, I will raise it up.

Hallelujah. So very early in His ministry and He continued with it, He didn’t change. In Matthew 24 they took Him back to the temple.

He said, “Oh I have been to the temple.”

(I also went there two times.) They took Him back and they began to show Him. He said, “Okay, fine.” He said, “These stones that you see, the time is coming when not even one stone will remain,” (Matthew 24:2b).

We know that historically that happened, didn’t it. If you have gone to the temple, anyone here who has gone to the temple, when you go to the temple mount, when you go, turn left. You will be taken into a tent. When you look they will show you the actual hole on the ground that was the actual wall on the temple. Not the wall of the fence of the temple, the temple is of the wall. We have the Romans digged the stones out of melted gold. Every stone was melted because they were going for the gold, because there was gold in it. So they took it down piece by piece.

If you look on the other side of that temple you will see the Moslem Mosque is there (the Mosque of Omar). I’m telling you that nobody is going to do anything on that site. When you go there, no one will need to convince you that it is a permanent Moslem religious site. It is their second most holy site. There is not going to be anything Christian done on that site. Any attempt will bring an immediate World War. The man that went there, he is still in a coma in Ari Sharon. He is still in a coma. Ari Sharon went by that site and they used witchcraft and smote him and he is still in a coma now.

So God is saying something to us brethren. There is a new temple. There is a new temple and there is a new covenant. There is a new priesthood and there are new offerings and sacrifices that must be brought.

So which one are we following? Something that is dead and buried and gone? Hallelujah. In the Old Testament the temple was physical, it was a physical temple. But in the New Testament the temple is different. The temple is physical, but now the temple is living, it is a living temple. How many of us know that there is a living temple. Okay, we know in our head.

If you knew that your body was the temple of God, how dare you make a tattoo mark on it? How dare you open your ears without permission. The Bible says that you are bought with a price and that you belong to God and that you are not your own (1 Corinthians 6:20).

So we say something and we don’t really believe it. We are speaking of lordship, dominion of Christ, but in practice we are still in control. It is still our body. Amen.

God says, “The transition is too long.”

Because there has to be a transition from the old temple to the new temple. That is where we have been, we have been trying to make a transition from the old temple to the new temple. This building is not the temple of God. It is not and cannot be. It says, Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands… (Acts 7:48).

Brethren there is a new order and it is the order of the New Testament. It has been in the mind of God for a long time, but God says, “Now we must bring it into effect.”

Hebrews says, “God is bringing in a new covenant,” (Hebrews 8:8, 13;). It meant that the old covenant is going away, is it not. So it says there is a new covenant and that covenant it says will be written in the inward parts (Jeremiah 31:33). Hallelujah. The new covenant must be written in my heart, because in this new order I am now the temple.

If I am now the new temple, then who is the priest in this new temple? Who is the priest? Hallelujah. If there is a new priesthood coming forth, then what are the sacrifices? What is the altar? Hallelujah. So how do we fit in ministry? How do we fit in church in this new order? How do you fit in pastor? How do you fit in apostle? Or prophet?

I don’t know if you understand what is going on. It is a transition. It says, For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come… (1 Corinthians 13:9-10;). It means this ministry is UNTIL we all come – it is taking too long. Hallelujah. It is taking too long.

So God is going to do something. Darkness is coming, the tsunami is coming, tribulation is coming, because He must build a quick work. He must bring us to the point where we actually become the temple. Hallelujah. Then the Word, the covenant will be instituted and then the true offerings begin to come forth.

So brethren, God is saying that, “There is a new order, it is called New Testament.”

It is called New Testament.

So we say that, “We have been doing that all the while.”

You have not been doing that all the while. What we have been doing is a beast, a mixture, that God does not know what it is. The American and the Western people brought what they call church. Someone has called it the Americanization of the gospel. The Americanization of the gospel: you organize it; you civilize the gospel; you have to have a pastor, someone to lead you; so you have to have a congregation. They have a ministry with branches; and you have annual conventions; and you have foreign missions.

God doesn’t recognize all that. He says, …a body hast thou prepared (for) me: (Hebrews 10:5). Amen. Hallelujah. A body hast thou prepared (for) me. God is interested in temples. Of course when you have temples it forms a city, is it not so. It becomes the city of God, Zion. Amen. It becomes Zion, the city of the Living God.

But God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).

Now what is the end of your faith? The end of your faith is that God wants sons that He might “bring many sons to glory” (Hebrews 2:10). These sons He calls bride. In other words He is going to be married. How can a spirit marry flesh? Is it possible? How can a spirit marry flesh? So it says, …flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God… (1 Corinthians 15:50). Hallelujah.

I am being very deliberately slow to get everyone going. Because even the children, the young ones, they have conflict with us – we say one thing and we do the other, so they are confused. Amen. Hallelujah.

So the question is, what is the soul and the salvation of the soul? Because if God is a Spirit, then what is the soul? Amen. It says, But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe (who press on) to the saving of the soul and that He is talking about the new covenant (Hebrews 10:39). By the way, He says that the Melchisedec priesthood is without father and without mother. What kind of a man is that? Do you know anybody like them? There was such a man, he brought bread, he brought wine. He set it before Abraham and said, “Let’s eat, let’s have a feast.” It says, …He was the priest of the most high God (Genesis 14:18). Hallelujah. There is only one explanation: That Melchisedec was and Melchisedec is coming. Melchizedek has to come forth on the earth. It says, “A priesthood” after the order of Melchisedec (Hebrews 7:11). A priesthood of the Spirit, a people of the Spirit. Amen.

The Bible says in Genesis Chapter 2, that God took the earth. We saw that in the creation museum. The Lord took the earth and the Bible said that He breathed into it and he became a living soul (Verse 7). So that is one analysis. What is soul? Steve Jobs knew this. Do you know him? Steve Jobs knew this, so you should know it.

So let’s do an analysis. What is the soul? He talked about iClouds because he knew, he knew. What is the soul?

So He took the clay and He breathed into the clay and then something new came forth. His body became a living — a living heaven/earth. Is it not? He became a living heaven/earth. The soul is a mixture of two dimensions: of heaven (spirit) and then the earthly (physical) dimension. That is what the earth is – that is what the soul is.

The soul has to raise which the end time people don’t want to hear about. But I am sorry, you are going to hear about it today. The soul has two dimensions. I will give you the scriptures for the heavenly and the earthly dimensions. Amen. If you understand that then you can go home and print a poster and write “Goodbye Devil”. I have written that already. “Goodbye Devil”. It is over. The battle is over. If you understand that, that the battle is over, the Devil cannot pull anything over your eye anymore.

If you understand just basic, if you have not gone very far, just basic that your soul has two natures. Okay, I am using a more scriptural word, nature. There is the Christ-like nature and there is the beastly nature. Okay, you are more familiar with that now. Amen. Hallelujah. There are two natures within your soul, within your mind: the Christ-like nature potential and then the beastly nature potential.

I was reading a lecture given by one of my professors, Eson Eokolid, he is a mystic. You know I was just flipping through and I came across a phrase and I smiled. It said, “The man fell in love with the body.” Do you understand that? It said, “The man fell in love with the body.” He was being very careful, he didn’t want to show his true nature. But you see, that was what happened to Adam. Adam had two choices and I want you to understand today that you also have two choices. There are two choices, no choice is a choice. No choice is a choice. Amen. After the end of this message you are taking a choice, so you can leave now before the message goes very far. You can leave and go so you don’t hear it, but at the end of this message you will make a choice. I to have to make a choice. It is by choice. Sonship is by choice. Is that true? Sonship is by choice. Many are called… Amen. Many are called, but few are chosen and the remnant are faithful (Matthew 22:14). Amen. The remnant are faithful. Many are called, few are chosen, but there are a remnant that will be faithful. I want to be in that remnant. Hallelujah. Amen.

So it says that we are them that press on to the saving of the soul (Hebrews 10:39). Do you understand what you are talking about? You are talking about two dimensions.

So when God made Adam He put him in the garden and He put two trees. He says, “There is this tree of life and then there is this other one, good and evil. Don’t go this way (good and evil), go this way, (life). Where did Adam go to? Okay, he went to the left, he went to the wrong one. Amen. But I am trying to show you something. There is a scripture in Revelation 15, it talked about those who overcame. So at the time of Adam there was no beastly nature. The potential for darkness, for where we are now and where man will end up, man hasn’t ended up yet, man is still falling. It will be in muwth muwth (pronounced mooth). In the Hebrew it says, muwth muwth. That is that in dying you will continue to die. That is the Hebrew. If you read the Hebrew it says, muwth muwth. Muwth means die, when you repeat it two times it means continual. So in dying you will continue to die. So man has been decaying. He hasn’t reached the end yet, but we are getting very, very close.

But there is something God is also saying: Man is also rising. There is also a rising. Hallelujah. So as man is falling, there is another door, man is also rising. Hallelujah. So there are two direction: one is going down and the other is rising. So we are not of them who draw back… but of them that believe (who press on) to the saving of the soul (Hebrews 10:39). Amen. But are we passionate about this? Is there a hunger in our hearts?

I was listening to the singing this last night and this morning and I said, “God something has to happen. We are really in bad shape.”

You don’t feel the hunger. I am talking about my heart. I know the hunger is not there. I am hearing the other people singing and I am trying to listen to the heart. You know you should listen to the heart. You should listen to your heart and the heart of the brethren. We are not really crying out. We are not really passionate. Amen.

So there are those two dimensions, those two natures and the soul must go either way; either in light or in darkness. Man will end up in either of those directions. Amen. Hallelujah.

So we will go back again to what we were looking at in Genesis Chapter 2, that God breathed into Adam and said, “You will become soul.”

Now soul is the most unique creation of God. You and I are the most unique creation of God. We are the only creation known in the whole domain of God that possess this rare quality of heaven and earth within the same dimension. Even angels don’t have that. Angels do not have what you have. God says, What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain (all the world) the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Mark 8:36). That is, the value of one soul cannot be put on an equation with anything that you see around. In fact the Bible says that this building is a phantom. This building is an illusion. Is that true? Okay, you don’t believe. It is real, you can touch it, isn’t it. But you only need to put one small earthquake outside and this building is gone. Just to put a match and this building is gone. It is a phantom.

The Bible says, …the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal, those are the real things (2 Corinthians 4:18). Hallelujah. So within you, your soul is even more real than your body. But because we are a people, we are a people for a reason, we have fallen in love with the body, with the physical and we think we are physical.

There is a scripture that God showed me that it really blew my mind. It said, “Somebody drank wine and was merry. Then somebody heard news and was merry. Have you thought of that? You hear the Word of God and your heart is merry. You go out and you eat steak and your heart is merry. What do you think is happening to you? So you can decide not to eat steak and you will be merry. That is, you can decide to receive energy not from the physical, but your life and your energy will come from God. Amen. Hallelujah.

Many of us, our energy comes from the television; or it comes from the cell phone; or it comes from hearing news; or it comes from a physical relationship; or your power; or your job; or from the money you have in your bank account; that is where you get energy, you get life. You get life by being called a Lawyer. You write a letter, you make a few marks on the paper and they pay you a lot of money and you are happy. That is what it is. Amen. It says, …It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God (from the Life of God) (Matthew 4:4). Hallelujah.

So the soul has two dimensions, it has two realms that it could express itself in God and the Bible says that Adam died. He died because he chose, he actually rejected God. The way that God made Adam was so that he could draw life from the Spirit and could draw life from the physical. That is the soul, it could go either way, to draw life from the natural and to draw life from the spiritual. Of course Brother Cec would teach us that the divine order is that the spirit must rule over the soul, isn’t it. Then the soul rules over the body, isn’t it. Okay. That is the divine order, that is the way it goes.

But when Adam came on the scene that divine order changed. That is what the Devil wants to produce in you and produce in me, the beast. A beast doesn’t depend on the spirit, it doesn’t draw life from the spirit. It draws life from within the soul realm and from the body. Amen.

If you see a cow or a cat or any of those things, they have a soul, they have a body, but no spirit. When Adam died his spirit was shot down.

I’ll try to explain it in contemporary terms and later we will go to the scriptures.

When Adam died his spirit was shot down, it was cut off from God. If you look at it very, very carefully, the soul also has spirit. But there is a component of the soul that is derived from the spirit. There is a component of the soul of man that is spiritual and there is another component of the soul of man that is earthly.

So when Adam died there was a tilt, he became carnal. The physical had began to rule, dominate and control everything about him. So it appeared to Adam as though he didn’t know anything about the spirit. So many of us when we are born into the world, we are born with the understanding that we don’t know God.

As Brother Burt was saying yesterday, “We don’t know God.”

It is true. I’ll give you the scripture. 2nd Corinthians 4, verse 4 says: …the God of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not… The other scripture says: But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart (minds) of the people. Hallelujah.

Many people are sleeping. Amen. Hallelujah.

The Bible says that there is a darkness over the soul. Genesis Chapter 1 says in the beginning there was darkness. There was darkness over the deep (verse 2). There is darkness over the soul. That is a dimension of the soul, there is darkness over the soul. Even in the darkness the Spirit of God was there to bring life IF we will open up to the Spirit of God.

A scripture in Proverbs 20 says: 27The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD… giving life, giving light to the regions of the soul, to the belly. That word belly is the same word they use for the soul. If you will look closely you will see it says, chambers of the soul. The soul of man has different chambers and that is what Ezekiel saw, that is the temple Ezekiel saw. Amen. The soul of man has dimensions and has regions. When man is born those regions, those natures are in darkness. Amen. Hallelujah. And God says that: …Babylon…is become the habitation of devils… (Revelation 18:2). Do you understand it? Those chambers of the soul are not empty spaces. Amen. Hallelujah. Those chambers of the soul are not empty spaces. It says, …Babylon…is become…a cage (a habitation) of every unclean and hateful bird. Hallelujah.

But there is an opposite and that is Zion. Zion is the city of the Living God. So the soul has two dimensions, has two destination. Either it becomes Zion, which is the good one, isn’t it. We all want to be part of Zion, isn’t that so. Okay. But if you are going to be Zion, how will you become Zion when you started at the other end of the road. We start off from the other end of the road, we start off from darkness. Do you understand why Brother Burt is shouting?

It says, For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; the realms of lifelessness… (Psalm 16:10). When you say hell, it is a historic, religious word that distorts the true meaning. What is hell? Hell is the region of lifelessness; a region of rebellious people; a place where there is no Life of God; a place where there is no Light of God; that is hell. Hallelujah. In hell the Life of God is not there.

In Zion you have the Life of God. The opposite of that is what? Babylon, where there is no Life of God. Don’t you understand, when Adam sinned, he was cut off from God, he was driven from the garden. His soul became, fell into darkness. The spirit of man is the candle, is the light (Proverbs 20:27). Don’t you understand? It is the light body, that is what brings light into the soul. Man sinned, the light was switched off. Okay, I will give you the scripture. John 1:9: He is the true Light…” do you lighten, what has light? It says that He is the true Light that lightens every man, or every soul that comes into the world.  

David said, Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me (Psalm 51:5). When a man is born, he is born in sin, he is born in darkness. The soul is born in darkness. The soul is born in as a resident of Babylon, a region of rebellion against God. Hallelujah. But that soul has to come to Zion. The only way to do that is to drive out (1) the spirits, (2) the nature of the soul must be changed.

That is why God says, “I will make a new covenant.”

Don’t you understand? That is why God is talking about a new temple, you are the temple. So for God, God is not interested in ministry. He is not interested in church. God is interested in you.

“Because I have chosen Zion as my dwelling place,” (Psalm 132:13). But in Zion spirits are dwelling. Imposters are dwelling in Zion. Don’t you understand? God made the house and spirits are there. He is not happy. Hallelujah.

He says, “I will bring many sons unto glory (Hebrews 2:10). I will have a people who will prevail and drive out the spirits from their souls.”

Brother Burt told us in Czech that you must till your own ground. Isn’t that what he said?

He said, “Till your own ground.”

Nobody is going to till your ground for you. You must drive out the spirits from within your soul. The Bible says, …that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost (1 Corinthians 12:3). We need the power of the Holy Ghost to drive the spirits out. That is why it says that you must be baptized. That is why you need the anointing and the unction of the Spirit of God.

Another verse says, The entrance of thy words giveth light… (Psalm 119:130). That is the purpose of the holy place. The purpose of the holy place is to bring Life and Light back to the soul, before the soul can be presented to Christ as a bride.

Okay, I will take that again. Hallelujah. Brethren, we are working in religion. I’m sorry, religion, we are following something that is outmoded.

The tabernacle must be applied in the soul.

Knowledge of the tabernacle in the head is of no use if it doesn’t help you drive out the spirit of anger and bitterness and lust and uncleanness from this soul. Hallelujah. If we know it in the head and the spirits are still dwelling here, it is of no use. Amen. Say “amen” now.

“Amen.”

Am I annoying you so much? Am I saying the wrong things? Hallelujah. I think God is trying to provoke us, shake us from our comfort zones.

You know a man came and said, “The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.”

He said, “This temple. I am going to send a man that will break it down.” He said, “His name is Nebuchadnezzar. This temple, this is it, the temple of the Lord.” He said, “The man is coming, he is on his way.”

The man Nebuchadnezzar came and burnt the temple with fire. Hallelujah.

The end time church must wake up to realize that:

there is a new temple,

there is a new priest and

there is a new altar and

there is a new offering.

Hallelujah. Amen. There is a new priest in town and that priest is you. Your mind, your desires, your will, your emotions are the priest. Those are the offerings. Hallelujah. The days of coming to church and you leave your mind at home is over. Your mind can watch television at home but your empty carcass is here, your body is here decorated with some clothes you call fashion. God is not interested in that. Hallelujah. Amen.

Brethren, we are talking about the new order, a new order in the church. A new structure, the structures in the church are changing. Amen.

Somebody says, “My ambition is to be an elder.”

What a poor ambition. “

My ambition is to be an apostle.”

That is an extinct profession. Apostles are extinct professions; prophets are extinct; because God is raising a prophetic body. He is raising an apostolic body. He is raising anything that you want to call it. Hallelujah. God is raising a body. He said, …a body hast thou prepared (for) me (Hebrews 10:5). Amen. And you must find your place in the body. Amen. Hallelujah.

Brethren, God is doing something new and that new thing is YOU. The new thing God is doing is YOU. Amen.

When you wake up in the morning say, “I am the new thing that God is doing.”

When you go to the mirror and look at yourself, say, “I am the new thing that God is doing.”

I am the new temple. Hallelujah.”

I am the new priest. Amen.”

It is a time to be excited. Hallelujah.

Someone says, “I want to go to heaven.”

How can someone in heaven go to heaven?

“My ambition is to go to heaven.”

You are in heaven and you want to go to heaven. What a poor ambition. Hallelujah.  

The Bible says that “we are going to sit in Christ in heavenly places” (Ephesians 2:6). Amen. Hallelujah.

You are already in heaven. The sinner is also a heaven, but a different type of heaven. Man is a dwelling place of spirits. That is why God in His Word says, “I dwell between the cherubims,” (Exodus 25:22). We can talk about that today. God dwells between the cherubims. Does that make sense to you? God dwells, the Lord dwells between the cherubims. What are those cherubims?

Then if you go to Revelation the dragon sits upon the beast. Okay, another way, the beast is carrying the woman which is also the same thing as God saying He dwells between the cherubims. So it is either the soul becomes beastly or it becomes Christlike. The soul of man must have one (or the other) and it must occupy the throne.

Your inheritance is to be …joint-heirs with Christ… (Romans 8:17). If you reject that inheritance then the Devil will give you a seat and a great authority. That is what Revelation 13:2 says, that …the dragon gave him (the beast) his power, and his seat, and great authority. Okay, you don’t know the scripture. Revelation 13 says that there was a beast that came from the sea. 1…a beast rise up out of the sea… and that 2…the dragon gave him (the beast) his power, and his seat, and great authority. 

There is a throne for the soul of man. When Adam sinned, the rebellion was that Satan said they shall …be as gods… (Genesis 3:5). That was an offer to sell his inheritance in God. His inheritance was to be joint-heirs with Christ. Adam sold it to the Devil.

Brethren, I am trying to show the high calling of God. We have the high calling. We have a high calling in God. Your calling is not to be part of a ministry; or to be a pastor; or to be a shepherd; or an apostle; or to be a housewife; or to be a doctor; that is by accident. You become a doctor by accident when Adam sinned. If Adam didn’t sin you wouldn’t be a doctor; you wouldn’t be a lawyer; you wouldn’t be a postman; you wouldn’t be whatever you think you are, was because of sin. In the design of God it was not so. 

God designed you to be His dwelling place.  

What are you doing about it? Hallelujah. What are you doing about being God’s dwelling place. Hallelujah. It is a great call that we have in God. Hallelujah.

There is a problem of religion. You come to church, you just sing and you go home and you say you have gone to church. How can church go to church? How can church go to church? Hallelujah. He says, My son, give me thine heart… (Proverbs 23:26). He says, And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart… with all your desire; with all your mind; with all; everything is all (Deuteronomy 6:5).

It is ALL or NOTHING.

It is either ALL or NOTHING. Hallelujah. Amen.

We as the end time people, we have turned back from the journey. The reason why we are coming out of the Pentecostal Church is to come into tabernacles. Tabernacle speaks of dwelling. God wants to make you His dwelling place. His Spirit wants to make you His dwelling place. That means it is deep calleth (calling) unto deep; Spirit calling unto spirit; (Psalms 42:7). Hallelujah. So …they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). There is a lot of carnality in the church, particularly the end time church. Hallelujah.

What we are trying to do in this session is to say, the bride must be a spiritual bride to marry a spiritual Bridegroom.

Which man would want to marry a wife that he is not compatible with? Any man? Anyone here? You marry a husband you are not compatible with, you do not have the same nature as him, it wouldn’t work, would it? So how do we think that we are going to be joined unto Christ? What does scripture say? He that is joined unto the Lord is what? 1st Corinthians 6:17 says: He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. That is what the lampstand stands for. If you get joined unto God you get burnt. You are joined unto fire, the Lord, our God is a consuming fire (References: Deuteronomy 4:24; Hebrews 12:29). Hallelujah. Amen.

We need to come up brethren. He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Hallelujah. The Bible says that: by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body… (1 Corinthians 12:13).  By one Spirit. Hallelujah.

So I am going to stop at this point. I have a feeling that something is happening, but we are not going to stop. Amen. Hallelujah.

We need to press on brethren. Hallelujah. When we come back we are going to look at the scriptures and I am not even into the message, I am still in the introduction. I’m still doing the introduction, I have not even gotten into the message.

The Bible says that on the day of atonement you must do certain things. It says everybody must stop servile work, not doing any work. There are things that God wants us to be doing now. What I have been trying to do is trying to lay the foundation of this spiritual work that God wants to do, to draw your attention to the fact that there is a new order in the church now.

Someone says, “You know, the call was to come out of Babylon.”

In that case we are talking about the physical churches. That was a good thing. Now there is another call, “Come out of Babylon”. It is a new call – if you didn’t come out of the first one that means that you have an arrears (debt; amount overdue;). That means that you have to do the first one first then before you can do the second one. So there is more work to do.

God is saying, “Come out of Babylon.” That is that your soul will no longer be a habitation (for devils).

God asked me the question. “Who is a bride?”

I want to ask you, close with this thought? I want to ask you, “Who is a bride?”

“Who is a bride?”

There is just one thing that characterizes a bride. She has not known a man. Isn’t it? The bride must not know another man before she marries. Isn’t it? Okay, let’s apply it in the natural. So what would a natural bride be? Okay, let’s go up a little bit. In the spirit what would the bride be? Okay.

Who is the bridegroom in the natural? Okay. Who is the Bridegroom in the spirit? The Bridegroom is a Spirit so what would the bride be?

“A spirit.”

Okay. What then would be the qualification of the bride? The bride must be free from every other spirit. The bride must not be a habitation of any other spirit, but the Spirit of Christ. If she is defiled by any other spirit, then she becomes a false bride. Think of that.

You know we think we are in the very comfort zone, but the qualifications are frightening. The qualifications are frightening. We need to wake up brethren and come to the plate. We need to realize that it is a high calling of God. The bride must make herself ready (Revelation 19:7). She has to wear a clean white garment. That speaks of righteousness, isn’t it. That is she is free. She has to be sanctified to be free. Who would sanctify her? God, would say, “You have qualified.” Hallelujah.

So there is a call to us brethren to come out of Babylon, come out from among them (her), and be ye separateand I will receive you (2 Corinthians 6:17). If we are not separate, then He cannot receive us. It is a very high deal and I am praying for myself that I might be able to meet up. No wonder Paul said, …forgetting those things which are behind… and pressing on that I might attain unto the utter resurrection of the dead (Philippians 3:13). He was pressing on, because with Paul, after all that he had gone through everywhere, the devil, everywhere, he said that I might, that what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ…I count all things but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him (Christ), not having mine own righteousness…  (Philippians 3:7-9;).

Brethren, there is a call, there is a high calling to be a bride. That is what we came out for brethren. We came out to be brides. Would you come out to be anything else?

The cry in our hearts in those days was not “I want thy fulness”.

We said, “Lord we are testing a body for thy fulness Lord.”

Fulness, you are talking about tabernacles, the fulness. So let us pray that the Lord will help us brethren, to rediscover our original fire. The Lord needs to bring a fresh fire. He needs to bring a fresh passion. He needs to restore our backsliddenness. He needs to heal the heart: the coldness in the heart; the rebellion is in the heart. The way you know a temple is that it must have fire. That is the way God appoints and identifies His temple is it must have fire. When you build the temple, fire comes. If you don’t have any fire then that is trouble, right?

The Lord is restoring Elijah, that ministry, that temple. I believe that this weekend that the fire can come. Amen. It will come again on the temple. Hallelujah. On the day of Pentecost the fire physically came and I believe in these meetings that the fire can come brethren. Hallelujah. Let’s believe for the fire brethren, that He will bring it.

He said, …he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: (Luke 3:16). The destination of the fire is the mind, not the physical temple. When they came with the temple it was because the real thing had not come. When the real thing came, when the day of Pentecost was fully come – the fire came. He said, “This is my new temple.” Hallelujah. In this day and age God is raising up a new temple also.

The Bible says that …darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee (Isaiah 60:2). Amen. Hallelujah.

So let’s pray. Let us bow heads to pray.

Lord we just bless You for that which You have seen. Give us hearing ears. Circumcise our hearts. Grant us the ability to receive that which you are giving to us: with engrafted hearts; with a willingness to be doers of this Word; let the entrance of Your Word bring light; let it convert our souls; let it stir up something afresh; let it do a new work.

We just bless You Lord. Hallelujah. Lord, grant us understanding, let Your Word be received with understanding and faith that we will not be among those who draw back unto perdition. But let us be among the wise virgins that are rising at this hour to trim their lamps. That when You come at the midnight hour looking for Your bride, Lord, we will be ready. Quicken us to be ready Lord. Let us put our house in order, let our lamps be bright and burning, that our vessels will fill with oil even at this time O Lord.

Father, open the eyes of our understanding, grant us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of you.

We come against the spirits, all the opposition of the enemy, we bind them in the name of Jesus. We ask Lord that You bless Your Word to our hearts. Blessed be the name of the Lord. In the name of Jesus.

Amen.