Dr. Roy E. Richmond | Oklahoma city, Oklahoma | USA
Simple Answers for what Seem to be Difficult Question.
Tree of Life Ministries – Uncovering the Truth, One Scripture at a Time In order for man to know and understand what Father wants them to know, unanswered questions must be settled. Do you want the answers? Are you ready for the truth?
My Prayer for what we call “the Church” is that she will start asking the Correct Questions. The religious systems of this world have caused many to focus on the wrong subjects, which are not the True subject of the Word of God.
Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. KJV
Before I answer these commonly asked questions, it is vital to understand where the King James Bible came from, who translated it and who authorized it. Furthermore, we need to know what the Bible is about. What is man – Who Adam was and what Adam did – Who was Jesus and what happened to Jesus in His redemptive work – The believer’s identification with Jesus’ work and what it means to be inChristed or Christ – Who we are and what we have now that we are inChristed – How spiritual maturity comes – The present day Most Holy Place Priestly Ministry of the body of Christ.
In short, the Bible is about who Adam was, what He did, who Jesus was, what He did, and who we are and what we are to do.
The King James Bible was translated by the Catholic Church in 1611.
PERHAPS THE DAYS ARE GONE when many people have the impression that the Bible was somehow mysteriously written in English, which became the King James Version (KJV). The King James Version was translated by man, financed by King James. However, some believe it was mysteriously made and bound in a book, at some unknown point since the days of the apostles. Certainly, such a notion would be hard to find amongst Traditional Christians. Yet, many do in the society in which we live, perhaps many Traditional people, have a "that's the way it is" attitude, attached to whatever concept of "the Bible" one happens to have.
A real understanding of the Scriptures, however, must be founded in Truth... not in a thoughtless acceptance of the "received" notion in one's own circle... be that circle Mainstream, Roman Catholic, or Protestant. Nevertheless, Truth is a harsh taskmaster.If relentlessly pursued, it often forces dramatic changes in one's preconceived notions, religious or otherwise... and therefore, in one's whole life. Perhaps this is the reason for which it is so seldom pursued!
The Church existed for nearly 500 years before anything identical to what we now call "the Bible" could have been printed. King James authorized the version we now have, which was translated to enforce certain doctrines and religious beliefs of the then in charge religious establishment.
Scripture References used: The Catholic Church King James Authorized Version; Amplified Translation; Message Translation and RERichmond Most Holy Place Version
The Day Death Died
Are you hungry for a message that will change your life and not
just make you “feel good?” We believe deep within each person is a true desire
to experience a permanency, and real change in his or her life.Therefore, we are going to share with you a
life-changing message; but you must pay attention to what is being said, and
allow Father’s Holy Spirit to open your spiritual eye and ear, to see and hear
what He has to say to you today. If the wrong questions the Church is asking,
are not answered truthfully, then they will never ask the correct questions,
much less understand what Father wants all people to know.
Corinthians 15:55-57 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy
victory? 56 The sting of death is sin (missing the mark); and the strength of
sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through
our Lord Jesus Christ I am going to chronicle
for you DEATH’S BIOGRAPHY in a message I have entitled “The Day Death Died.” For one to fully
understand what I am going to teach, he or she is going to have to use the God
given imagination, and the inChristed-spirit-mind. I want to speak of death
without giving it a gender, noun, or pronoun. The truth is death is the result
of living with the universal belief of good and evil; thus living with carnal
thoughts and in a carnal realm. Romans
8:6 “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is
life and peace.” (RMHPV) “The
sense of the flesh realm, which is sense and reason without the Holy
Spirit/InChristed subconscious, mind of Christ, is death; death that comprises
all the miseries arising from the consequences of living as man whose breath is
in his or her nostrils. But the mind of the spirit / inChristed mind (mind of
Christ) is life [soul] peace [both now and forever].”
Paul wrote and explained
that truth, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. When people experience a
higher understanding of revelation knowledge of Him, by twinkling of an eye
experiences, their conscious realm thinking is consumed and swallowed up by
incorruptible thinking. They then live out of their inChristed mind – mind of
Christ; to the point that they realize that death has no sting and no power,
and the grave has no power. Death can come in many forms, not just in the
physical body. Immortality (living in the above realm – life eternal) becomes
the norm and all that we can say is ‘But thanks be to God, which giveth us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ’ [I Corinthians 15:57].
With Father God, death
is not experiencing revelation knowledge of Him and Christ in you. The end
result is death of the natural body. Death cis translated as the same thing as
the word devil, in most references, which would be the word traduce or traducer
(hinder). Traduce is a word that infers hindering a person from his or her
objective or from the intended purpose or function they were created for. It is
the Greek word - NT: 1228 diabolos (dee-ab'-ol-os); from NT: 1225; a
traducer. The translators of our modern Bibles, which all come from the King
James Version, have brought much confusion to mankind by translating the word
traduce as "devil," "satan," and "lucifer." The
Greek word 1140 is daimonion, which actually refers to a supernatural spirit with a bad nature.
It is used in John 10:20 and the translators translated it as
"devil," again, and brought much confusion. “And many of them said, He hath
a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?” KJV
And many of them said, He is mentally deranged and beside himself;
why would we give audience to any understanding he has? RMHPV
Before Adam departed to the flesh realm, they were a supernatural
spirit, being a supernatural soul, which is the whole man. When they ate from
what men said (tree of the knowledge of good and evil) and not from what Father
said, then they left an awareness of the realm of spirit, and therefore there
true nature became degenerate. Man no longer lived out of the Divine Nature
Activity of Father God. (The same takes place when men eat on religion – what
God says with man’s opinion added to it.)
Let us read what Paul wrote would produce death.
Romans 8:6 For to be
carnally (flesh) minded (to interest oneself in) death; but to be
spiritually minded life and peace. 7 Because a carnal mindset is enmity against
God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then
they that are in the flesh (the law) cannot please
The word ‘please’ in the Greek means agree.
We are already pleasing to Him because we live in His image. We do not have to
do anything to please Father God. Our Elder Brother, Jesus Christ, did
everything that would require Father to be satisfied. Therefore, a man or woman
seeking carnal, fleshly things will never agree with Him. Furthermore, Paul
wrote in the book of Hebrews, that without faith it is impossible to agree with
Father God. If one does not know, understand and agree with His perfect
operation, then they will never agree with Him in any matter.
Next, we discover the Good News.
Romans 8:9 But ye are
not in flesh, but in Spirit, if so be that Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if
any man have not Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. If any man does not,
draw from their inChristed (spirit/mind of Christ/Subconscious mind) function
out of their inChristed spirit, he or she is not manifesting the Christ life. RMHPV
Notice this phrase “have not.” Paul was
not writing about people who did not have Christ in them. The word he used is
the Greek #2192 echo, which is to
hold in relation, ability, possession, continuity, permanency, and perpetuity.
All three of those words used for
“spirit” are the same spirit. 1
Corinthians 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.There
is only one spirit, one power, one body, one mind, and one man – we are all
one, as He is one. [Ephesians 4] Everyone has the life of God in them, they are
spirit, but not everyone has allowed Father to quicken their spirit nor do they
live out of their inChristed spirit mind.
Romans 8:10 And if
Christ be in you, (He is)
the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of
righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the
dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken
your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore, brethren,
we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live
after the flesh, ye shall die(NT: 599 apothnesko (ap-oth-nace'-ko); die
off - it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal
The word ‘flesh’ always implies any form
of law, that one has to “do to be”.
Notice also, the word
‘but’, it negates what was said previously about the body is dead. I also like
how the Amplified translates verse 10; …. Your
(natural) body is dead by reason of sin and guilt… For a person to
experience the feeling of guilt,
they are living in the realm of opposites – right or wrong – good or bad. When
we continue to beat ourselves up for mark-missing, the result is experiencing
guilt, which brings a “sense” of separation from Father God. The truth is,
“Nothing can separate us from Father God.” Mr. Webster’s Anointed Dictionary
states of Guilt that it renders a
person a debtor to the law, as it binds him to pay a penalty in money or
suffering. Guilt therefore implies both criminality and liableness to
punishment. Guilt may proceed either from a positive act or breach of law, or
from voluntary neglect of known duty.” Therefore, “good or bad” can produce a
sense of guilt.
Paul also wrote to the
Corinthian church, concerning what would cause death in their lives. Let us
look at 1 Corinthians 11:26-30.
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink
this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. 27 Wherefore whosoever
shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily(unworthily is an adverb that modifies
the action not the person), shall be
guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and
so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and
drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning
the body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
We often serve the
elements of communion at our fellowship; we know that it is just a picture of
the spiritual communion that we partake every time we join together in
fellowship and in our personal fellowship with Father God. What Paul is
revealing is that when we come together and feed on Christ the head, and also
Christ the body (believers), that we should understand what we are doing, and
not do so, without due consideration. Each person needs to examine him or
herself and make sure they understand the reality of what Jesus has done, and
their union with His redemptive work. If we do not study the Word and
fellowship with the body of Christ, and our Father with much reverence, then we
bring destruction in our lives; for we do not realize the reality of the
abundant life that He has secured for us. The result is many are weak, sick and
Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch
then as the children (Greek – an immature
Christian) 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 traducer – (the first Adam -humanity); 15 And
deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to
‘He might destroy’ - NT:
2673 katargeo (kat-arg-eh'-o); from NT: 2596 and NT: 691; to be (render)
entirely idle (useless), literally or figuratively: KJV - abolish, cease,
cumber, deliver, destroy, do away, become (make) of no (none, without) effect,
fail, loose, bring (come) to nought, put away (down), vanish away, make void.
So let us look at death;
where it came from, and the day it died. We will see how the fear of death or
the familiarity and false teaching concerning death, is illegally bringing
people to not just a grave, but more importantly, living in the below realm,
rather than living in the above realm that Jesus’ work translated all mankind
The Bible starts out
with the statement, "In the beginning God," and then
immediately we are given the story of creation, where there is nothing but
life. After everything, including man was created full of life, there was a
warning that death could enter into this realm man lived in. It is found in
Genesis 2:17; Adam had just been told he could feed from every tree in the garden,
with the exception of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. I will not
get into a lot of detail as to what trees represent or why they do; but they
speak of man. If you will remember, the blind man that Jesus healed saw men as
trees, before Jesus laid hands on him again. I believe Jesus revealed a
spiritual truth when He not only healed that man but He opened his spiritual
eyes as well. The reason I know this, is because Jesus never failed in healing
anyone. When He laid hands on them or spoke to them to be healed, they were
healed. He did not have to lay hands on this man twice to heal him; he did this
to give a picture, a spiritual truth as men being seen as trees. This man saw
people walking as trees. When Jesus cursed the fig tree, that fig tree
represented the natural nation of Israel; it had no fruit.
Today, men perish
because we eat on what men, whose understanding comes from the lower realm,
teach us, rather than what comes from spirit. We have been taught that we are
supposed to die, so death is something mankind has accepted as natural.
However, if it’s so natural, why does it hurt so badly when someone dies?
When did death enter
into the place God created full of life?
Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of
good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest
thereof thou shalt surely die.
Deaths Birth and Early
We turn our attention to
death’s birth. I believe we can pinpoint the exact date of death’s birth! It
was conceived in Adam and Eve’s test of their faith, and birthed the moment
Adam & Eve chose to live independent of Father God. Ezekiel chapter 28 is
the story of when Adam lifted up his heart with pride, and began to be prideful
of what "he had done" and set his heart to be as God, when he was
already created in the image of God as God in a body.
King James: Ezekiel 28:6 Therefore thus saith the Lord
GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
28:6Therefore thus says the Lord God: Because you have imagined your
mind as the mind of God [having thoughtsand purposessuitable
only to God Himself.
Young’s Literal: Therefore
thus saith the Lord God; Because thy giving out thy heart as the heart of God. Humanism
Adam was seeking his own
glory, separate from Father God; setting up himself above all others and
assuming that of himself, which belongs to God. He did not function “as servant”.
He esteemed himself higher, than he esteemed God. There is a book called the
Metaphysical Bible, and it teaches the same things, it teaches men to see
themselves as God themselves. We are not God, we are the body of Christ, and
yes, we are kings and lords, and we are priest, but we are servants to the
people, not to “be served”.
The Bible said that
Jesus considered it not robbery to consider Him self-equal with God, yet He
made himself of no reputation, as the first Adam should have sought to do.
Jesus was obedient in what He was sent to do, and Jesus was obedient to death,
so God was righteous in rising up a New Creation race of man – the last Adam.
Adam was disobedient in all he did; therefore, God was righteous in judging all
humanity in Adam on the Cross, and in so doing, He did away with what was
released by Adam’s wrong choice, which reproduced man living out of a degenerate
nature activity that produce death. A picture of that would be if I cut a
living limb with leaves on it, from a tree. The limb still has life in it, and
for a time the leaves still draw from that life but it does not have a
replenishing flow of life so the leaves began to wither, and eventually die.
Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God,
thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no
reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the
likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and
became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Scripture tells us
"...by one man (Adam) sin (degenerate nature activity / missing the mark) entered
into the world and death by sin." The parent of death was Adam, after the
fall. Every child born after the fall was born with death in its members. For
again, scripture tells us "...whosoever committeth sin is of the traducer
– (the first Adam and every man born from the first Adam.) Therefore, on the
day that man fell from the heavenly realm to the earthy realm, death cut them
off from Spirit, and then their entire being died. Nine hundred and thirty
years later the first Adam died.
Let us look at First
John 3:8-9 as the King James renders it, and then we will look at it as the
original Greek renders it. This may be hard for religious folks, but it is the
1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the
devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of
God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever
is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he
cannot sin, because he is born of God.
8 He that misses the
mark of God’s image is of the first Adam; for Adam lost God’s image from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son of God (Jesus) was manifested, that he
might destroy, loosen, dissolve, melt away and put off, the works released from
wrong choice of Adam. 9 Whosoever is born of God is in His image; for his seed
remaineth in him: and he cannot be without His image, because he is born of
God. RERichmond MHPV
Jesus was the man who
would be born again and in His resurrection, He became Christ the New Many
Membered Man – in God’s perfect image. Then Father God says you are in His
image, and have His nature in you, and God is not a liar! Every man, woman, boy
and girl has received the life of God (Holy Spirit) in their whole being. That
is the baptism that all experienced in the great resurrection of all. Not just water,
but also the supernatural baptism of the Holy Spirit that too place over 2015
Let us get back to our
story of Death’s Birth and Early Years; there was a traducer born and its name was death. The early
translators of the Bible gave death many names; Devil, Satan, Lucifer, and then
we heard it called old slew foot, the boogieman; next, they called its babies
demons. They also call death - serpents and snakes; the list goes on and on but
it all represents death or to traduce.
You see there once was a
time before death’s birth, that this world was a pleasant place to live. There
were no thorns; no thistles, no pain, no travail and no labor. The fruit of the
land yielded itself willingly. Man’s body was made perfect, to last throughout
eternity. However, Death changed all that! Death brought along with it thorns,
thistles, pain and travail. In one act all mankind became human (man hewn
down), and the human body began to decay and deteriorate. Not only man but also
it affected the animal kingdom, the atmosphere, and every other system of this
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward
us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. This is talking about the condition of
man before the work of redemption.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his
blood, we exist saved (this was actually
saved or rescued – made whole, not shall be)from
wrath through him. MHPV
10 For if, when we were enemies (before the Cross), we were reconciled to God by the death of
his Son, much more, being reconciled, we exist whole by his life. MPHV
We must learn to live out of our spiritual resources rather than the
five-sense realm. If we do not, then we will continue in an illegal death
state, until our bodies ceases to be able to hold us.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God
through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement
(at-one-ment). 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and
death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Before we finish these
next few verses in Romans, let us go to Isaiah and see what he spoke,
concerning Adam’s fall:
Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O
the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the
nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I
will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of
the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights
of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down
to hell, to the sides of the pit. 16 They that see thee shall narrowly look
upon thee, and consider (to distinguish or understand; instruct of or
have intelligence) thee, saying, Is this the man
that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17 That made the world
as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities = (to be made bare or naked)thereof;
that opened not the house of his prisoners?
Dear Brother or Sister;
have you ever read verse sixteen, it says, "Is this the man,"
not is this the devil. You look the word up and it means man or champion,
husbandman; it is the first Adam.
“The man” - OT: 582 'enowsh (en-oshe'); properly, a mortal; hence, a
man in general (singly or collectively):OT: 605 'anash (aw-nash'); a primitive root; to be frail, feeble, or
(figuratively) melancholy: KJV - desperate (-ly wicked), incurable, sick,
woeful. OT: 120 'adam (aw-dawm'); from OT:119; ruddy i.e. a human being (an
individual or the species, mankind, etc.): KJV - X another, + hypocrite, (pretending to be what one is not)
common sort, X low, man (mean, of low degree), person.[Italics mine]
Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew
Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators,
Now back to Romans 5:13 (For until the law sin was in
the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless
death – (thnesko
– be dead to be in a state of dying)reigned(ruled as a sovereign)from Adam to Moses, even over them that had
not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of
him that was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence
of one all were dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which
is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto all. 16 And not as it was by
one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation,
but the free gift is of all offences unto justification. 17 For if by one man's
offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of
grace andof the gift
of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
The word tra·duce is a transitive verb and a transitive verb is
what takes a direct object. Latin traducere to lead across, transfer,
degrade. 1: to expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and
misrepresentation and to be evil in nature or influence. 2:VIOLATE, BETRAY <traduce a principle
The fruit of Adam, being
the first to traduce Father’s intended purpose for mankind, was very active in
its early years. It does not take long to see it surface with Cain and Abel, as
Cain strikes down his own brother in a field and leaves him there to be devoured
by death. Every man, after being cut off from their True Life Source, had an
appointment with death and judgment. The traducing action was so strong that no
human could withstand its poison.
Death rapidly becomes
the strongest predator on the face of the earth -- relentlessly tracking down
each victim, catching and wrestling him down to the rot and mire of the grave!
Death is seen day and night going to and fro throughout the earth stalking its
prey. It is seen lurking in the shadows of night, with the souls of men in its
grasp. It is a terror of the night. It plays no favorites and is not prejudice:
it leaps upon old and young, man, woman, and child alike. Red, yellow, black or
white! It rides the wind gaping and screaming for the body man.
It was ever-present, pushing Ahab & Jezebel along on their murderous plot
devised against the devout Naboth. It tracked and devoured this man of God, and
then turned its attention and fierceness to his accomplices and set upon them,
drinking their life-blood and stealing their body. It came to kill, steal and
destroy (John 10:10).
It went into the fire
with the three Hebrew children expecting to have their charred bodies, only to
be robbed of victory by the Fourth Man in the Fire, which was the Son of God!
That’s alright -- death knew that it would eventually get these three Hebrew
boys and would have another encounter with the Fourth Man.
At the mere mention of death’s name, mortal man trembled! It could boast that
of the millions of men and women who had lived on this earth, only two had
escaped its clutches – Enoch and Elijah.
Deaths Most Ambitious Undertaking.
I can see Death as it
goes along with the guards to the Garden of Gethsemane. Its fierceness and
power has increased through the generations, and grown to become as fierce as a
dragon. The appointment with the death that was due all mankind faces the One
who has eluded it for thirty-three and a half years. It snarls and roars,
trying its best to intimidate, and terrorize the Son of God. Psalm
22:12 many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. 14 I
am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like
wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. 15 My strength is dried up like a
potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the
dust of death. 16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have
enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
The “bitter cup” He
drank was the degenerate nature activity in all of humanity and He experienced
the torment of death.
I can see Death as it
goes along with the crowd, from the garden, to the house of Caiaphas and then
to Pilate. Pilate, that pompous procurator of the region who would dare sit in
judgment of this Perfect Man.
I can hear Death whisper
into Pilate’s ear: "Kill him; death will deal with Him!"
When this did not work, Death whispered in the ears of the frenzied crowd,
stirring them to cry out: "Crucify Him, Crucify Him! Release unto us
Barabbas, the insurrectionist. Let the blood of this man, Jesus be on our hands
and on our children’s hands! And so as this crowd, which has murder in their
heart cries out to Pilate, Death celebrates! He’s almost mine! I will devour
Him. I will destroy Him. I will make the plan of God non-effective. Sounds like
religion and tradition to me; for Jesus said that your traditions have made the
Death took note of Pilate’s words, and shouts "YES" as it hears
Pilate pronounce that Jesus is to go to the scourgers and then be crucified.
With every lash of the whip, death lunged upon the body of Jesus, yet could not
get a death grip. Somehow, death was continually kept at bay.
Death was present as
Jesus was laid upon an old rugged cross. Death shouted with glee as the brutal
Roman soldier placed nails in each hand and foot of Jesus. Death laughed as the
cross was lifted and dropped into place, tearing the flesh and sinew of our
Lord. But, death stood well back from the cross, that day, lest a drop of His
blood should fall upon death. You see, death realized there was – POWER IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB.
in the midst of Jesus’ agony, He struggled for breath enough to say two things:
1) Father, forgive them; and 2) It is finished --- and He bowed His head and
submitted to death, for death could not have overtaken Him lest He submit to
The sun refused to shine, the earth convulsed, the birds hushed their singing; those
of the heavenly stood in stunned amazement as the Creator, the very Son of God
slumped and died. Pandemonium broke loose in the realms of death; but once again,
death felt that tremor of fear as it pondered one of Jesus’ last words:
"Destroy this temple, and I will raise it up again in three days!" THE BEGINNING OF THE END
All death had to do was
keep Him over three days, and all would continue to be a slave to death. Day 1:
---all is well. Day 2: No problems. Day 3: Death feels somewhat faint. THEN IT
THIS IS THE DAY DEATH DIED --- THE DAY
CHRIST AROSE FROM THE GRAVE!
This is the day that
through death, Jesus destroyed death, hell and the grave, which was the illegal
degenerate nature activity state in humanity.
Friends, I want to tell you that on the day Christ the New Many Membered Man
arose from the grave, death for all died. Scripture tells us: I am He that
liveth and was dead; and behold I am alive for evermore ... and have the keys
of hell and death. (Rev 1:18)
- And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them
openly triumphing over them in it (Col 2:15)
- ... Death is swallowed up in victory. O Death where is thy sting, O grave
where is thy victory!
Death need hold no more terror in your life. For Jesus "Tasted of
Death" the death of all, and triumphed over it on that First Easter
Morning. That first Easter morning will ever be known as THE DAY DEATH DIED!
Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast
into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (Lake of fire –
receiving the revelation of the Operation of God)
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all
tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed
This took place when
Jesus rose from the fierce death grip that Adam had released on all mankind,
and at that point, Jesus did away with the old and brought forth the new. The
first Adam is gone, and now all are in and of the last Adam (Christ), for we
were placed in the last Adam – Jesus Christ. Jesus became the last Adam in His
resurrection, and we now have resurrection life. The experiencing Revelation
21:4 is when one possess the full realization of what Jesus did, and that we
are One with Him and each other.
Let us listen in on the dialogue of Martha and Jesus, concerning Jesus not
being there when Lazarus died.
John 11:21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if
thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 22 But I know, that even now,
whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. 23 Jesus saith unto
her, Thy brother shall rise again. 24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he
shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25 Jesus said unto her, I
am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were
dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall
never die. Believest thou this?
There are still many who
are longing for the "resurrection of the dead," physically from the
graves of their loved ones. Jesus said that He was the resurrection and the
life. The dead state that men needed resurrection from, was from being in the
first Adam. We are no longer in the first Adam; but the last. We have been
resurrected from death, but the problem is many do not know or believe it
because of what their eyes have been fixed on. Viewing the natural will cause a
person to believe a lie, and a lie perceived to be a truth, will affect a
person as though it is a truth. I choose to believe what my Rescuer said, and
He said He is my resurrection and my life. He also spoke to Paul of the power
of His life, and Paul wrote in Romans
8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you,
he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by
his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Again, this comes from appearing to appearing as one allows the Spirit
within to reveal the Truth of the Gospel.
The word ‘quicken’ means
to make alive, revivify and push forward ones Spirit (Life). Just as Jesus was
made alive, we were made alive. If we will allow the Holy Spirit to dwell in
us, then Fathers Life will quicken our mortal bodies by renewing our conscious
awareness to the truth of Jesus’ redemptive work and our present position of
being the body of Christ in this earth. ADAM
– God’s man dwelling on planet earth, ruling and reigning over this planet as
the first Adam was to do. This planet is for God’s man, and God’s man will
inhabit it, forever.
This is what God spoke
through Isaiah concerning what will happen to the confusion men have lived in
(Babylon means confusion)
Isaiah 13:19 And
Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall
be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. 20 It shall never be inhabited,
neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation…
Next, we see what Isaiah
prophesied of spiritual Jerusalem.
Isaiah 44:26 That
confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his
messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities
of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:
Let us see what Father God speaks of the planet, on which we reside.
Isaiah 45:18 For thus
saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and
made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be
inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
Inhabited infers to
remain and to be filled with God’s glory in a people forever and forever. I
don’t think my Father is too concerned with the supposed wisdom of people, who
are crying the sky is falling (global warming), or the religious folks who are
writing their endless books that the end is near and we’re all flying away any
I pray that you have the
desire or the "want to" to be in the group that are alive and remain
at the coming of the Lord, in His Church. He is coming from within to upon
myriads of sacred, perfected people - saints. Jesus said, “All are saints, but
The book of Jude verse
14 records this; And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these,
saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints…. The word
‘with’ is en in the Greek and it means IN.
The phrase ten thousands
in the Greek is NT: 3461 murias (moo-ree'-as); from NT: 3463; a
ten-thousand; by extension, a "myriad" or indefinite number:
NT: 3463 murioi (moo'-ree-oi); plural of an apparently primary word
(properly, meaning very many); ten thousand; by extension, innumerably many:
Family, Christ has come,
and He is coming, and will continue to come, dead men will stand upright from a
life of non-existence, and manifest Father God’s glory. They will no longer be
naked in their estimation but clothed in righteousness. He is in a people, and
I believe we are in the day He is coming IN a priesthood of believers who are
being raised up to bring forth a revelatory judgment that will cause the
nations to turn and come back to their heavenly Father. Then His appearing is
in a people over this whole planet. This takes place when all who teach,
explain and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, do so as the Voice of One, with
One Common Message.
Praise God, the Great
Resurrection destroyed the degenerate nature activity (death), and now the
carnal minded thinking is being destroyed at the brightness of His coming
(revelation knowledge). 2 Thessalonians
2:8 And then shall that wicked (the lawless and rest-less mind sets in
man’s awareness) be revealed, whom the
Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the
brightness of his coming:
This is taking place
presently. I pray come upon us quickly Lord Jesus, and remove all that is not
of you, so only you will be manifest in this earth and this many membered man
in the earth today.
“Hell,” What is it?
Question: Is there a physical place called “hell” where people burn with fire for eternity? “Heaven or Hell,” is not the correct question, but people are taught it, so, it has wrongly become what is called, believers main concern.
Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. KJV
Jesus had just asked Peter, “Who do men say that I am”? Then He asked who Peter says that He was. Peter answered, “Thou art the Christ (anointed one), the Son of the living God. Jesus told Peter that Father had revealed this truth to him. Then in verse 18, Jesus told Peter, that His Church would be built upon the Rock of revelation that He is the Christ, He would build His Church, and the gates of the knowledge of that would not prevail or hinder it being built.
RERichmond MHPV is from the Greek and Hebrew with a Most Holy Place Understanding of Jesus’ perfect work of Redemption.
Matthew 16:18 And moreover, I declare unto thee, that you are a Rock, Apostle and mill stone in nature, therefore, upon you this massive revelation of who I am and what I have come to do, I will embolden, confirm, build and edify, of Me, all people, of members on earth and in heavenly to be Father’s temple. And any gates holding back people from the seeing of, the ability to know, be aware, consider, perceive, understand what I will do, to gaze upon with their spiritual eyes being wide open to view my remarkable work and to shew the same upon them, will not overpower, nor hinder My work of redemption for all mankind. RMHPV
Proverb 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. 14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. KJV
Proverbs 23:13 Do not hold back or refrain reproof, warning, instruction, and restraint from those who live out of the carnal realms of life, (Little Children, as the Apostle Paul would call this level of maturity). I assure you, if you will teach, instruct, and restrain him or her with the writings and understandings of the Word of God, he or she will not live a life of non-existence, with no spiritual discernment or see corruption of his or her conscious mind, and body.14 You shall refresh him or her, with Holy Spirit inspired revelation knowledge, and without fail, you will rescue, deliver, and recover his or her conscious mind and life from living as a mere man (human) whose understanding only comes from the five-sense realm. RMHPV
Isaiah 5:11 Oh, how sad of them that spend their day to run after things which are corrupt (healing, wealth, physical things) and perishes by nights end, and are intoxicated by the things offered by the systems of religion and the cosmos and not of the spirit. They are inflamed to pursue hotly, things that tend to corruption but not the things of the Kingdom – righteousness, peace and joy that is found within their Spirit. 12 With their life, they live and present themself as if their life is wonderful, but yet they fall away, faint and live foolish lives AS vessels of dishonor and they fade, wither away foolishly in their body. They clap their hands with a perceived joy, and sing as though all is well, but they pollute, intoxicate, profane, prostitute, and stain their selves with the dainties offered by the systems of this present age and exist only in that lower realm of a beastly life. They do not see the beacon, the token, the sign, the miracle, regard with pleasure, consider or look upon and see the Great Act, Redemptive Work of Father God, neither do they have experience, gaze upon, take heed, perceive view, much less understand the work of the Father in redeeming all mankind from the results of Adam’s falling into belief of good and evil. 13 Rightly so, my sanctuaries (nations – people) have been deprived of My Life in them and intimacy with Me, because their knowledge is corrupt and they have no conscious awareness of Me, and those who are mature, have understanding and are anointed of Me, hunger and thirst for Me, with great desire. 14 Because of my children’s present state of understanding and lack of my life, rightfully so, they continue to live in the pit that man digressed to after they fell from living and walking in spirit with Me. This fallen life (spiritual death and carnal thinking mind) has broadened itself and infected all children, and has swallowed them all up without measure: they have descended to a lower region, far below being spirit that I made them to be. And their magnificence splendor, beauty, excellency, honor and majesty has vanished, and their abundance of destruction, exultation of oneself, shall descend into corruption and they will know Me not. RMHPV
Proverbs 5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. KJV
The word ‘hell’ in verse 5 is she’owl or sheol. Its meaning is the world of the dead, including the inmates thereof. Sheol does not speak of physically dead it speaks of the condition of man after the fall. Adam’s wrong choice cut himself off from an awareness of Spirit, and in dying and then death (a sense of separation from God) entered into his entire being (soul). He was the prince of the world, so his death even affected the cosmos and the inhabitants thereof. “In the day you do this Adam, you shall surely die.” “In dying thou shalt die.” In Isaiah 14, the translators used the word ‘lucifer,” for Adam. Adam was the Son of God and His bright and morning star. When Adam chose to exalt himself above His Father, and live out of his own understanding by believing in the universal belief of good and evil, he fell to what is commonly called “hell,” “the pit,” and of course in the N. T. it is pictured as the Valley of Gehenna (a garbage dump). When Adam left the realm of spirit, he made the world as a wilderness and destroyed those after him (cities – people). He could not open (free) the house of the prisoners. All humanity had a degenerate nature activity lodged in their whole being and could not live as spirit or in the heavenly (living out of the Spirit); they were in a “pit,” (lower realm living) and no mere, sense realm man could get them out. Proverbs 5, David is giving his son instructions, about connecting himself to actual harlots, but the spiritual understanding of this section of the proverb, is not to allow the carnally infected conscious mind to drag you out of living out of your spirit. Even though humankind has been translated back into the spirit (heavenly) realm, they can easily live out of a below (carnal) realm, mortality, and it will do nothing but produce death. Paul wrote “To be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace”. Therefore, if one chooses to live out of the dictates of the flesh (the law) then they will experience bitterness in their life that produces much pain and suffering in their soul. The word ‘wormwood” in Proverb 5:4 pictures the poison that is spewed out from a carnal way of thinking. The Apostle Paul did not write, “We have a carnal mind.” The word ‘minded’ implies thoughts, desires and beliefs.
Gehenna is one of three words translated “hell” in the New Testament. It is the most common, used 12 times. Hades is used 11 times. William Barclay stated:
Gehenna …. means the Valley of Hinnom, a valley to the south-west of Jerusalem. It was notorious as the place where Ahaz had introduced the fire worship of the heathen god Molech, to whom little children were burned [ 2 Chronicles 28:2-4] Josiah had stamped out that worship and ordered that the valley should be forever after an accursed place. It became the place where the refuse of Jerusalem, was cast out, and destroyed. It was a kind of public incinerator. Always the fire smoldered in it, and a pall of thick smoke lay over it, and bred a loathsome kind of worm which was hard to kill (Mark 9:44-48).
So Gehenna, the Valley of Hinnom, is identified in people’s minds with all that was accursed and filthy, the place where useless and evil things were destroyed.
Hades is the Greek word for the Hebrew, Sheol, which the New Strong’s Concise Dictionary defines as “unseen,” the place (state) of departed souls. Man (Adam) was a living soul, and then left the realm of the spirit, which is “the place,” which is the lower or sense realm; no longer walked in the cool of the day (Spirit). When one reads or hears the word “unseen,” they should think of the condition of fallen man, as far as not living in the spirit realm any longer, and not being there. Father came to Adam after the fall, and said, “Adam where are you?” He wanted Adam to know that He no longer walked in the “cool” (spirit) of the day. He had fallen to a place of non-existence, as far as being the supernatural spiritual man he was. Throughout the Old Testament, Sheol, refers to the state of man after Adams wrong choice. All had a degenerate nature activity at work in them (force of missing the mark). The NIV translates it “grave” or “death.” Death with Father God is “no knowledge” (intimacy) of or with Him.
Gehenna is not found in the Old Testament, neither by John, Paul, Peter, Jude, nor James in all their writings (except once indirectly regarding the tongue – James 3:6). Nor is it mentioned in the book of Acts or Hebrews. The New Testament records Jesus as using the term on what seems like only four occasions. How can such “a horrible fate” – to which most people are “destined” – not be warned against everywhere?
While studying the various proverbs, it is important to understand that they are a condensed, but a memorable saying, embodying some important fact or experience the writer had. They are intended for the reader to learn from their experiences, choices made and actions. It would be good for the student to understand, those who wrote the various Proverbs, experienced what they wrote. Do you think they had already gone to a physically burning place, religion calls “hell?” I think not. They were using the word Sheowl, to infer the state of being they experienced, by following the dictates of the flesh, and chasing after the dainties their age offered them, which brought much ruin and torment. Remember, David for a time followed the dictates of his flesh (carnal desires), and we have seen the torment of soul he went through. He was not in a literal place called “hell.” He wrote of His mistakes and experience in Proverbs, to instruct and protect his children and those in the ages to come.
Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn into the lowest hell (state of humankind after the fall), and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains. KJV (All fulfilled when Jesus went to the Cross, and physically, upon the nation of Israel when Titus and his Roman armies arrived in Jerusalem). Matthew 24.
The lowest hell - שאול תחתית sheoltachtith, the very deepest destruction; a total extermination. So that the earth - their land, and its increase, and all their property, should be seized; and the foundations of their mountains - their strongest fortresses, should be razed to the ground. All this was fulfilled in a most remarkable manner in the last destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, so that of the fortifications of that city not one stone was left on another. Old Testament Israel experienced much of this during the age they lived, and then the fruition of it took place when Titus marched into Jerusalem with his armies and destroyed the temple in Jerusalem. Josephus computes the number of those who perished in the siege at one million one hundred thousand, besides those who were slain in other places, War, b. vi. c. 9; and if the Romans had gone on destroying in this manner, the whole nation of the Jews would, in a short time, have been entirely extirpated; but, for the sake of the elect, the Jews, that they might not be utterly destroyed, and for the Christians particularly, the days were shortened. These, partly through the fury of the zealots on one hand, and the hatred of the Romans on the other; and partly through the difficulty of subsisting in the mountains without houses or provisions, would in all probability have been destroyed, either by the sword or famine, if the days had not been shortened. The besieged themselves helped to shorten those days by their divisions and mutual slaughters; and by fatally deserting their strong holds, where they never could have been subdued, but by famine alone. So well-fortified was Jerusalem, and so well provided to stand a siege, that the enemy without could not have prevailed, had it not been for the factions and seditions within. When Titus was viewing the fortifications after the taking of the city, he could not help ascribing his success to God. “We have fought,” said he, “with God on our side; and it is God who pulled the Jews out of these strong holds: for what could machines or the hands of men avail against such towers as these?” War, b. vi. c. 9. Moreover, Jesus performed what those physical judgments picture and became the ones who needed judgment, physically and spiritually during His marvelous work of redemption. He destroyed the works of Adam’s fall, and destroyed the power of death, which a degenerate nature activity – the effects of what Adam released.
HEAVEN – What is it, Where is it?
Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: KJV
Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven (heaven is the abode of God – you are the abode of God - your heart (ones entire being) whereofye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; The phrase “for you in” in the Greek is “with you”, in you, relation of rest in you, position in you, among you, etc. The hope is what men longed for, Father God’s Life in them again, which came by Jesus’ redemptive work. What is in you is the Truth of the Gospel.
Too much of the Church’s determent, not too many people have heard the word of the truth of the gospel. This phrase laid up, suggests that we have a treasure (Father’s Holy Spirit – God’s life) in us. His desire is that each person will draw from for his or her inward life. It is up, which is in the higher realm not in the lower realm – carnal verses spiritual realm. To be carnally minded (think carnal) is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Tree of Life Ministries International is a body of believers who have put all their hope in a finished work, not in something that is coming. Everyone has the same measure of faith. I firmly believe that a church, family, or individual, who is focused on faith in Jesus’ redemptive work, love for all people, and a foundation built upon the Gospel, will be stable, solid, and sure.
Colossians 1:6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
It is well to understand, that the entire world in that day does not include the entire world, as we know it today. The true Gospel of Jesus Christ has been heard by a very small percentage of people on planet earth; but it is beginning to spread. There are people, whom Father has awakened, are beginning to hear and see what His Holy Spirit is teaching them currently – they have an eye to see and an ear to hear what His Word really says, and they are becoming bold enough to teach, explain, and declare the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. The message taught with truth, will never diminish or weaken – it will sustain humanity wholly – bring salvation (Zoë Life) to the uttermost.
The faith, hope, and love of the Colossi believers, led not only to maturity and stability, but to fruitfulness, as others were drawn into their midst. This is why we at our fellowship, invest quality time studying the fruit of man’s re-born spirit – LOVE. We have a great love one for another in our fellowship. Father’s mandate is for that love to spread to our community. The Gospel, preached with clarity, bears fruit and gets larger and stronger, just as it has in many today. Paul wrote, “From the very first day you heard and recognized the truth of what Father has done in His redemptive work, you have been hungry for more.” If one is not hungry for more, then they have not heard – they have not done what Psalms 34:8 exhorts them to do - O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Matt 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. KJV
The Kingdom of heaven is made up of a many membered man, being all people. Father God is our King and we live in the heavenly that He is King and Father over. Paul told us that we are at rest (seated) in heavenly. (The word ‘places’ was not in the original text). If I gave you the key to our Church building, you would be able to enter the front door of the building. However, if I give you the keys of our Church, then you could get into my office, the classrooms, and other locked door. The Kingdom of heaven, is not talking about a place, it is talking about an abode or a way of living out of the heavenly. The word “kingdom” is royalty, rule, or more appropriately a “realm.” Heaven is the spirit realm, the real realm we live out of. Heaven, in this instance is the Greek word ouranos, and it is by implication, happiness, power, eternity, the Gospel and offers the idea of elevation – the above life. It comes from the word oros, meaning to rise, as lifting up above the plain – a mount. Jesus’ redemptive work took man from darkness (shadiness or obscurity – no light) to light (put Father God’s life back in us to make shine or make manifest). He illuminated man again. Adam was the light of God; Jesus was the light of God. After the resurrection, man is the light of God – the true light of this world. It is Christ in and upon us that shines that light bright.
First John 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true(not concealed)light now shineth.KJV
In Isaiah chapter 11, there are cities listed, and what the names mean, picture where men had wondered off to in those days that the remnant of the people had settled in. The names of the individual cities picture where many of Father’s people had gone off into, and even today falsely live. One of those cities was Elam, which means, “to hide or conceal.” Another was Cush, which means “darkness.” Father spoke through Isaiah and said, “I’m going to set my hand (hand pictures power and the five-fold ministry) again the second time, to recover the remnant of these people.” He did that physically for the children of Israel of that age, and He did that physically and spiritually for all people of all ages in His marvelous work of redemption. Now He is using a priesthood of believers, as His hand ministry, to wake people up.
We have the keys that unlock and lock. It is in knowing that there is one power, and everything else is a non-power that presents itself as a power. We have a greater key than we have ever had before. When people came to Jesus with a problem, we did not see him go to His Father and say, “Father would you please heal this man”. No, He just said, “Be healed”. He said, “Rise, take up your bed and walk”. He said, “Thy faith has made thee whole”. Of the woman with the issue of blood, He said, “Who touched me. Virtue went out of me”. He felt that the moment it happened. Where did it come from? It came out of the midst of the Father that lived on the inside of every part of His being, and now in us.
Kingdom of Heaven
What is a Kingdom?
1. The territory or country subject to a king; an undivided territory under the dominion of a king or monarch.
2. The inhabitants or population subject to a king.
3. In Scripture, the government or universal dominion of God. 1 Chr 29. Psa 145.
4. The power of supreme administration. First Samuel 18.
5. A princely nation or state. Ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests. Exodus 19.
6. The reign of the Messiah. Mat 3.
7. Government; rule; supreme administration.
Jesus said, The Kingdom of heaven is like – a man who sowed good seed, a grain of mustard seed, un-leaven, a treasure, a pearl, a net, a king who called his servants to a reckoning, a householder, and a king who made a marriage feast for his son. He went about showing the glad tidings of the kingdom. Then He said, the Kingdom of God (heaven) is righteous, peace, joy and it is all found in Holy Spirit. The Kingdom of God is the Church of Father God – All His Sons, a Kingdom of Priest. The Kingdom of Christ, the Kingdom of Christ and of God, the Kingdom of David, the Kingdom, and the Kingdom of heaven all denote the same thing under different aspects. We are His kingdom … He rules from within us, we are His mercy seat, and He is at rest in us, as His throne room. “Know ye not that you are the temple of God?” [I Corinthians 3:16] The word Paul used for ‘temple’ was hieron, meaning the sacred place, the entire precincts, denoting the central sanctuary of the temple proper – the Most Holy Place.
John 14:2 In my Father's house are many abodes (people – temple of God – you): if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place (condition or position) - for (infers to) you. In other words, what Jesus was doing on the cross, was preparing man to be the temple (dwelling place – abode) of God again. Jesus saying He would come again and receive you is Father God’s life revivified and activated in man again. He said He would not leave us alone (comfortless) but He would send His spirit back into all people.
The Keys of the Kingdom
When the Jews recognized a man as a doctor of the law, they put into his hand the key of the closet in the temple where the sacred books were stored, and tablets to write upon. Signifying, by this, they gave him authority to teach, and to explain the Scriptures to the people. This prophetic declaration of our Lord in John 14:2, was literally fulfilled in Peter, as he was made the first instrument of opening, i.e. preaching the doctrines of the kingdom of heaven to the Jews, and to all Apostles of the New Covenant. Father is still giving us more and more keys to living out of our Spiritual Resources. We are entering into door after door of the Kingdom of the Heavens. Just think of outer space, it goes on and on; there is no end to it. How much more the spirit realm? If one gave me the key to a large complex front door, all I could do is enter the main part of the complex. If he or she gave me the “keys” to the complex, then I would have access to ever door in the complex. What Jesus did, gave us the keys to the entire kingdom. We have access to all that Jesus’ work provided for man, and it is all inside of our spirit, and what required in the physil realm, is ours too.
This binding and loosing is not a picture of heaven binding and loosing; rather, it portrays us in harmony with spirit. Jesus is not saying, "Here are some keys. Whatever you want to do, I'll make it happen." No, it is just the opposite. We are to be binding and loosing even as it is done in spirit. We are to be in harmony with Father’s nature. We speak and do everything in His nature.
Matt 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted*, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. KJV
The disciples were still thinking as mere men whose breath is in their nostrils. They were seeking a temporal, not a spiritual kingdom. Unless you are clothed with the spirit of humility, you cannot enter into the design, privileges of my spiritual and eternal kingdom. The King is heavenly, His subjects are heavenly-minded, their dwelling place or life they live now is heavenly, and the government of this kingdom is wholly spiritual, divine and it is upon our shoulders.
Jesus said, if you do not turn* (#4762 strepho – turn quite around or reverse), he did not use the word “converted”, as the main stream Church thinks means “to get saved.”
You cannot believe what I speak to you, unless you turn around in your desires and understanding, and be humble, teachable, and free from selfish ambition, like little children, then you shall not experience and enjoy righteousness, peace or any joy at all. You will not enter into (into - eis, all there is, the point reached, purpose) the spirit, design, and privileges of my spiritual and eternal kingdom. RERichmond MPHV Matt. 18:3
We must be without worldly ambition nor have lust of power, and be as little children are who act among themselves, as all are equal. There was a poet named Saddy who spoke of children, “The hearts of infants being free from materialism, what care they for a handful of silver more than for a handful of dust?” Matthew 3:2 His message was simple and serious, like his desert surroundings: "Change your life. God's kingdom is here." MSG
Matt 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. KJV
Jesus is still teaching, concerning ones attitude and the motive a person should have concerning His kingdom, that no injury should be inflected upon any of His followers. Take heed that you despise not one of these who have no personal motives; for I say unto you, That in nature and spirit they are pastors who are personally aware of the love and nature of my Father, which is in them. RMHPV
He said, “discern clearly concerning thinking to take actions against a person who comes to me humbly with no selfish ambition; for I say unto you that in the realm of spirit they are (autos – reflexive pronoun) messengers/pastors who bring good tidings; they perceive, regard, see and are wholly aware with continued inspection, with eyes wide open at the incredible countenance, presence and visage of my Father in them.” RMHPV Matt.18:10
The next verse, verse 11, was added by the translators. “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.” Every word in the Strong’s Greek has #9999 next to it. NT: 9999 inserted word (x). “The reference word was added by the translators for better readability in the English.” There is no actual word in the Hebrew/Greek text. The word may be displayed in italics, parentheses or other brackets, to indicate that it is not in the original text. (Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
Jesus did speak that statement in Luke 19:10, what He was referring to was He came to make whole that which is perishing, which was all mankind. They did not live in the spirit realm and they had been perishing from the physical realm for over 4,000 years, and perished in not living as Father’s plural - image. The phrase “that which was lost,” is the Greek #622 apollumi. Apollumi is used as the destroyer or him who lays wasted. This name bears a near relationship to that state in which Jesus tells us He found all humanity – lost, desolated, and ruined. The act that induced the fallen state of man came from Adam’s choice to live out of the universal belief of good and evil. Therefore, what was in the first man Adam was the power of death and it produced the works of death. Adam became the destroyer, traducer, the desolator, and those after him or of him, were the desolated, traduced or destroyed - the loser and the lost. Therefore, the Son of man came to rescue the lost. The Church has erroneously taught, the word “lost,” refers to a person “going to a place called hell.” The anointed Webster Dictionary states of the word lost, “mislaid or entered a state of being unknown or forgotten, ruined; destroyed; wasted or squandered; employed to no good purpose. They were not able to find the right way, or the placed intended; alienated, insensible; hardened beyond sensibility and not perceptible to the senses; not visible.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. KJV
Jesus was having a dialogue with Zacchaeus. He made a powerful statement after Zacchaeus told Jesus he would give half of what he had to the poor, and restore anything he had taken from man by false accusation, fourfold. Jesus said, “This day is salvation come to this house….” This word salvation is soteria, and it infers rescue or safety. It comes from the Greek word soter, which is deliverer, Saviour or Christ. He was referring to Him coming to Zacchaeus as the house of God.
“That which was lost,” was the active life of God in man. When Adam fell from the heavenly (spirit realm), He lost fellowship with Father, digressed and had no access to the spirit realm.
Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. KJV
“…..and the windows of,” is arubbah, inferring an opening for water.
Moses was writing of the water under the earth that watered the earth, breaking open and coming upon the earth, and then the water in the atmosphere (heaven) turned into rain and flooded the planet. The windows represent that which produces rain in the sky – atmosphere.
It appears that an immense quantity of waters occupied the center of the ancient earth; and as these burst forth, by the order of God, the circumambient strata must sink, in order to fill up the vacuum occasioned by the elevated waters. This is probably what is meant by breaking up the fountains of the great deep. These waters, with the seas on the earth’s surface, might be deemed sufficient to drown the whole globe, as the waters now on its surface are nearly three-fourths of the whole, as has been accurately ascertained by Dr. Long in his writings.
Clarke stated of verse 11:
By the opening of the windows of heaven, probably meant the precipitating of all the aqueous vapors, which were suspended in the whole atmosphere, so that, as Moses expresses it, Gen.1:7, the waters that were above the firmament were again united with the waters which were below the firmament, from which on the second day of creation they had been separated. A multitude of facts have proved that water itself is composed of two gases, oxygen and hydrogen; and that 85 parts of the first and 15 of the last, making 100 of the whole, will produce exactly 100 parts of water. Thus, it is found that these two gases form the constituent parts of water in the above proportions. The electric spark, which is the same as lightning, passing through these gases, decomposes them and converts them to water. Moreover, to this cause we may probably attribute the rain, which immediately follows the flash of lightning and peal of thunder. God therefore, by the means of lightning, might have converted the whole atmosphere into water, for the purpose of drowning the globe, had there not been a sufficiency of merely aqueous vapors suspended in the atmosphere on the second day of creation. And if the electric fluid were used on this occasion for the production of water, the incessant glare of lightning, and the continual peals of thunder, must have added indescribable horrors to the scene. These two causes concurring were amply sufficient to overflow the earth
The word “heaven” in verse 11 is shamayim, meaning to be lofty, the sky, the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the planets revolve. Air – astrology, space. This is not talking about a physical planet, which some believe to be their future home, called heaven, nor the spirit realm called heaven. Although, there is a real heavenly realm – it is spirit. Father God is spirit and we are spirit. We live with Him, in Him and Him in us. The Lord or God is one, and we are one with Him. Paul said we are at rest with Father in heavenly (not places as the translators added). First Corinthians 6:17 But he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit. Jesus drew all man into Him, so all are joined to the Lord. There is one body and one spirit [Ephesians 4:4]. We are told to stand fast in one spirit [Philippians 1:27]. We are told we are all made to drink into one spirit [1 Corinthians 12:13]. We have one access by one spirit into the Father [Ephesians 2:18].
Acts 26:19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: KJV
Paul was recanting to King Agrippa the vision he saw, of which changed his life (saved – rescued him).
Heavenly – a relation of distribution and direction, specifically the Gospel. Gift – a present or more appropriately in this case, sacrifice.
The word “heavenly” used by Paul, comes from a Greek word #3735 oros, and it is referring to a higher plain of thinking; a higher realm than his conscious mind. He was hearing from Jesus – Father God – Holy Spirit; the Voice that came from a higher dimension; the spirit realm or in a spiritual sense, his subconscious/inChristed mind. Father God spoke to Him. Surely, reader, you have heard Father speak to you from your spirit mind, mind of Christ. He speaks in that still small voice we speak of often, and it is undeniable Him talking. No Strong’s number was originally given to the word “vision”. However, it simply means to see something from the spirit realm or with eyes of revelation – to give visuality to that which is spiritual. Thus, the reason the Apostle Paul prayed over the Church, “To receive the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus, that our eyes would be flooded with revelation knowledge or understanding…” Nowhere is necessity of vision seen more clearly, than in the life of the apostle Paul. He had purpose and meaning because he understood from the moment of his conversion, the heavenly vision for his life. He was apprehended by Jesus Christ.
Perhaps you are saying, "Good for Paul. I am glad he had a vision from heaven. However, I have never experienced the Father, as Paul did, nor have I heard His voice audibly as Paul did. So, how am I supposed to get a vision as Paul did? If vision is necessary for a productive, successful life, how am I supposed to receive vision personally?"
I have good news. Paul the apostle, the one who had the heavenly (higher plane understanding) vision, was also the one who said, "Follow me as I follow Christ" In other words, the vision the Lord gave Paul, recorded in our text, is the vision the Lord intends for us as well. Paul's vision is to be our vision. First Corinthians 11:1Be ye followers of me, even as I also of Christ. (KJV) Paul’s call was to rise and stand on his feet; for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness [Acts 26:16]. This word “minister” that Paul was called to be is huperets, and it infers to be an under-oarsman or a subordinate - assistant. I find that interesting in the fact that many ministers compare themselves to be an Apostle “like” Paul, wanting to be exalted of man. The Greek word for minister means "under-rower." A word described the people in the belly of a large ship, who, although they were unseen, unnoticed, and un-applauded, rowed steadily and moved the ship to its ultimate destination.
Paul's commission is for you as well. You see, Jesus said, "You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and ordained you that you should bring forth much fruit" [see John15:16]. Whoever you are—man, woman, teenager, young person—if you are a believer in Christ, He has ordained you into ministry.
Hebrew 6:4 For impossible those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. KJV
The word repentance is metanoeo, and it simply means to think differently or consider, exercise the mind, perceive, understand. Basically the Apostle Paul was explaining the state of those who had received the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, becoming a fellow partner (associate) of the sacred Most Holy Spirit of Truth, and then digressed back to where they came from (Outer Court or Holy Place maturity). Once one has tasted of the true bread from heaven, and then turn back to the old, they become unable, weak and impotent, concerning the Most Holy Place understanding because they have abandoned that which they were given knowledge. I know people who have done this. Paul said, once one has tasted of the Most Holy Place understanding of Jesus’ redemptive work, then he or she goes back, they do not live out of what He has done. They have become impotent and weak concerning the things of God. He or she has gone back into working to please God, and that is what is meant by “they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh.” Once a person has tasted, understands, seen, and then turns back, there is nothing else that will bring them back to living out of the heavenly – The Most Holy Place Preaching of the Gospel is the only power of God to bring wholeness to man.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel: for it is power of God unto salvation (rescue or safety) to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. KJV
Col 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; KJV
Paul was exhorting the Church at Corinth, not to be moved from what Jesus’ work secured for all. Do not be swayed by those who would come and take way from His perfect redemptive work. Therefore, he said their continual acceptance of all that he had taught them, depends on them clinging to the operation of God – Jesus’ redemptive work. We continually revivify (spiritually) as we keep our faith in the operation of God (Crucified, Died, Buried and Quickened, Raised and Seated) [Colossians 2:12]. If one continues in the faith, grounded and settled in the Most Holy Place understanding of what the Apostle Paul taught, then and only then, will they be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and understanding; and walk as Him in spirit, soul and body, and be fruitful in every good work, and increase in the knowledge of Father God, of which the knowledge of Him is inexhaustible. The one, is who continues and receives strength, not by might or by power but by (out of) His spirit saith the Lord. [Zechariah 4:6]
In no way was the Apostle Paul talking about losing one’s salvation, if he or she does not continue in the faith. He was informing them that they would not mature in the things of God, therefore, they would be weak, sick and die needlessly, as he stated of the state of those who do not dissect the body – meaning they do not know who they are and they do not fellowship with the inChristed body corporately and with Father God intimately. [First Corinthians 11] “Jesus tempted of a devil.” “satan – lucifer – evil spirits – demons”
A Most Holy Place understanding of Luke Chapter 4 Jesus “being tempted”
My wife was doing Bible study recently, and was reading from the often-taught chapter, Luke 4. This is what most people use to defend their right to believe in a perceived “devil” or a “satan” in their lives.
She asked me to explain these verses to her, so I had her sit down with me, and we studied it with the original Greek, with the help of Father’s Holy Spirit. I want to share what we discovered, and offer it to you for your consideration. Let the Holy Spirit speak to you as you read the following translation from the original Greek. It will rock a few peoples world, and I am aware that it will make some people very angry; hopefully not at me but at what we have blindly believed all of our lives, and have been taught by religion and tradition. The Bible tells us, Jesus was tempted or tried in every way we could be. We have all been tempted many times with wondering if who Father God says we are, is true. If you have ever served as a Pastor or Teacher in the Church, you have had many opportunities to doubt the calling. What was happening to Jesus in this period was no different from what many of us have experienced. Some have questioned if their calling is true, and some have been so impressed with “their ministry”, that they have been tempted to receive all of the honor and glory to themselves, admire and esteem themselves very highly. Even the Prophets of the Old Covenant, had times of doubting their anointing. Jeremiah was one of many.
We will endeavor to write what the Holy Spirit shined the light of revelation on, concerning the truth of Luke Chapter 4. I will delete words that were not in the original Greek under the King James Version of these various verses. Here we go……. the italicized writing is what I have translated.
Luke 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, [KJV]
And Jesus being full of SPIRIT, returned from Jordan, and was led by His spirit into a place of being alone, [RMHPV]
2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. [KJV]
In a day, Jesus was scrutinized or tested of traducing thoughts and questions. And in that day had not fed on any spiritual food: and when the test was ended, he hungered. [RMHPV]
The number forty is the plural for the number four. If you do a numeric study in Scripture, you will find the number four used over 305 times. Man after the fall from the heavenly realm, lived in a realm of four's. The number four is the number for world the cosmos, the natural way of doing things.
1. Four regions - North, South, East, West
2. Four Elements - Earth, Air, Fire, Water
3. Four kingdoms - mineral, vegetable, animal, spiritual
4. Four winds, from four directions of the earth
5. Four seasons: Spring, summer, autumn, winter
6 Four divisions of our day: Morning, Noon, Evening, and Night.
When man went outside of his home, he had no conception of the modern world we know. The world seemed to be a flat surface with four boundaries - east, west, north, and south.
Their homes had four walls, their cities had four walls, and they thought from the world (natural cosmos or four) realm. They had no access to the spiritual higher realm, after the fall. The number forty stands for testing, and the number four stands for this world system or the natural planet and order of things (cosmos). A number of further divisibility, four stands for the weakness found in the world (cosmos) of man.
Jesus said, "These things I have spoken to you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world (cosmos, realm of four's) ye shall have tribulation; BUT be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." We need to get INTO HIM in our mental realm so we can rise up out of the realm of four controlling our lives, and live, move and have our being INTO Him in the spirit realm.
That being said, the number forty is the number for testing; it is the plural of four which means that Jesus was tested in every way a man could be tested that lives in the realm of four. The thoughts of lack and insecurity that comes from living in the cosmos realm tempted Him and came against Him. He had to deal with those thoughts as a mere man, not spirit, or he would not have been tempted in every way humanity had been tempted. Once you have quit questioning who you are in Christ, and believe, then you can get busy hungering to do the work of the Father. Jesus told His disciples at the meeting of the woman at the well, "I have meat you know not of." That meat was a conscious awareness of who He was, and Him functioning out of that knowledge. In Malachi 3:10 we are told when we possess the revelation of the Operation of God, there will be meat in the temple, we are, and the Spirit in us will open us up AS a window of what is true in our being, and our Spirit will pour out of us a blessing that is so big that one person will not be able to contain it. The blessing will be enough for all who will come and dine.
3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made a bread. [KJV]
And his thoughts in his soul said unto him, If thou be Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. [RMHPV]
4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. [KJV]
And Jesus answered himself (this word ‘him’ in the Greek is a reflexive pronoun which is a word like himself, yourself or herself). It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone. [RMHPV]
5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. [KJV]
And the traducing thoughts in His soul, taking him up shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. [RMHPV]
6 And thetraducing thoughts in His brainsaid unto him, All this power is mine already, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it or I can use it for myself. [RMHPV]
7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. [KJV]
This was Jesus being tempted, just as Adam was to set Himself up as higher than Father God, and that all could be His without having to go to the Cross. Read Ezekiel chapter 28 to see what Adam actually did. Jesus would later be tempted by the disciples to set up His kingdom right then. They wanted Him to take over Rome and the Jewish system.
8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, *Get thee behind me, Satan*: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. [KJV]
(*This is not in the original – see notes at the end of this section.)
And Jesus answered, said unto himself (reflexive pronoun in the original), for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve. [RMHPV]
9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: [KJV]
And he brought HIMSELF to Jerusalem, and set on a top corner of the temple, and said unto HIMSELF (reflexive pronoun), If thou be Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: [RMHPV] (The same thing Adam was tempted with in his thoughts, if you are who God says you are?) Jesus had to experience this same test in His thoughts, just as we are often tested ourselves in our thoughts. I have had many times; I asked Father, am I really called to do what I do? If I am then why __________? Just fill in the blank. I am sure you have asked the same question.
10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: 11 And in hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt Lord thy God. 13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. [KJV]
And when the accusing, slandering and traducing thoughts had ended all the putting to proof, the testing thoughts departed from him for that space of time. [RMHPV]
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. [KJV]
And Jesus returned or converted back in the supernatural of the spirit (got out of the carnal realm, and back into the spiritual mind), into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. [RMHPV]
That trial of doubting himself lifted because he reminded himself of the truth and power of the Word of God, and He doing so, shut down all the lying thoughts of the mental realm. Second Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations (thought or reasoning), and every high thing that exalteth (Jesus was tempted to exalt Himself then, rather than be exalted by the Father; but He did not) itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
Praise God, Jesus did that and because of what He has done, we can resist those temptations or testing questions that cause doubt as to who we are in Christ. Think about this family; it is time for us to start thinking with the mind of the spirit, and not from our religiously infected carnal aspects of our brains.
Luke 4:3 And His traducing thoughts said unto himself, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. [RMHPV]
He was listening to this debate in His mind; just as we do. Think about this and pray upon it, and see if you hear Father’s Holy Spirit saying “amen” to you. We must all settle two questions that come to us often, “Are we who Father God says we are,” and “Are we here to rule and reign over this planet as the inChristed Sons of God.” The answer to both questions is a resounding YES!
NT: 846 autos (ow-tos'); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative NT: 1438) of the third person and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons: Himself, Herself, Yourself, Myself is a reflexive pronoun. (Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
*Luke 4:8 When the Greek reference number is 9999, it was not in the original.
<9999 > Get thee
<9999 > behind
<9999 > me,
<9999 > Satan:
<9999 > for
This word was added by the translators for better (it is not better) readability in English. There is no actual word in the Hebrew/Greek text. The word may be displayed in italics, or in parentheses or other brackets, to indicate that it is not in the original text.
Now, let us spend some time studying what Jesus did after He passed these traducing questions in his mind and returned to functioning out of his spirit-mind.
1. Luke 4:15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
2. He then went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up and he taught in the synagogue on the Sabbath day. He read from the book of Esaias, and read of himself. He told the leaders of the synagogue, “This day this scripture is fulfilled in your ears.” They wondered at the gracious words that proceeded out of his mouth.
3. They rejected Him for what He stated to them, so, He went to Capernaum, a city of Galilee and taught them on the Sabbath day. They were astonished at his doctrine; for His word was with power.
4. Next in the synagogue there was a man, which had a full manifestation of a degenerate nature activity, and cried out with a loud voice, saying, Let it be; what have I with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to loose me? I have knowledge and understand who thou art; the Holy One of God. [RVMHPV]
The people, who need us to come to them and set them free, with the preaching and explaining the Gospel, will know that we are Sons of God, if we will be willing to come to them and make them free with the truth. Jesus spoke to this man and commanded of him to come back to his right mind. Then all the people were amazed, and spoke among themselves, saying, “What a word is this!” And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.
5. He then left the synagogue, and entered into Simon’s house. Simon’s, wife’s mother was sick with a great fever, and they asked him to heal her. He stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her; immediately she arose and ministered unto them. After the city had heard of this, they brought all the sick with divers diseases to Him, and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
Family, the reason Jesus could do these things, and more is because He settled the question in His mind that He was who His Father said He was, and He could do what His Father said He could do.
Many of the people He healed, were afflicted with the full manifestation a degenerate nature activity; they all began to clamor and speak out loud that He was the Son of God – he calmed them down and told them not to speak concerning who He was – they knew who He was and confessed who He was. Have you ever wondered why if they were devils the way we have been taught that they would give Jesus Christ glory and honor as the Son of God? I believe this was the result of people, who were brought back to their right mind, and they began to glorify Jesus – it was not time for that to take place for all, yet.
6. When it was day, He tried to go to a place of rest and being alone, however, because of His fame; they came and held fast to him, that He should not depart from them. However, He told them He must go and preach the Kingdom of God to other cities “for therefore, I am sent.” Then He preached in the Synagogue of Galilee.
7. Luke 5, he taught and then helped the disciples catch many fish. He told them to let down their nets but they only let down one old worn out net, because they did not want to unfold their nice nets they had just put away. They caught so many fish; the net could not hold them and began to break. They asked for help from the other disciples in another boat, and they brought in so many fish that their boat began to sink. Simeon Peter repented to Jesus for doubting Him concerning catching the fish, and Jesus said, “Fear not, from now on you’ll catch men.” Then the other disciples that were with Peter forsook their boats and tools of fishing and followed Jesus.
8. Jesus then healed a man of leprosy. Nevertheless, many more came because His fame went abroad: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities. He withdrew himself to a place of being alone and prayed.
He healed the man that was lowered down through the ceiling. He had the power to heal everyone there, but the religious leaders’ unbelief hindered the faith of those that were present.
He never sought attention nor made of himself any reputation – He went about doing what His nature was to do – bring people back to their right mind and rightful nature. He would later go to the Cross of Calvary and secure, complete and perfect healing for every man, woman, boy and girl affected by the force of sin (degenerate nature activity). He did so family, and He did not make a mistake or error in any of His work of redemption.
John 14:12 – Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”
Now the word “serpent,” what is it a picture of?
Nachsh (naw-khash’) properly hiss, whisper, and learn by sense-realm experience and not learn from Father God (Spirit).
Bruising the head, speaks of what Jesus did in His redemptive work. The head of man was Adam or what Adam released in man. He was first in rank, captain, chief. He was the federal head of the entire race of man. Jesus’ resurrection power snapped and overwhelmed the results of living with a degenerate nature activity Adam released and made it void and non-effective. The word bruise in Genesis chapter 3 infers, to gape, snap, overwhelm and break the power thereof.
I John 3:8 ….For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy (1) the works of the devil (Adam). KJV
(1) NT: 3089 luo (loo'-o); a primary verb; to "loosen" (literally or figuratively): KJV - break (up), destroy, dissolve, (un-) loose, melt, put off. From Rhegnumi – break, wreck, crack, to sunder, separation of parts.
The word “works” is acts of, to work, effort, and toil. After the fall, Adam had to toil. The word “devil” is diabolos, which means traduce; an action that hinders ones intended purpose. It comes from dia, which is a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act. A preposition modifies the action, not the actor. It is not a noun, which is a person, place or thing. However, a person can traduce or hinder another person.
Hebrew 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 (Adam); KJV
“He might destroy” - NT: 2673 katargeo (kat-arg-eh'-o); from NT: 2596 and NT: 691; to be (render) entirely idle (useless), literally or figuratively: KJV - abolish, cease, cumber, deliver, destroy, do away, become (make) of no (none, without) effect, fail, loose, bring (come) to nought, put away (down), vanish away, make void.
The name Lucifer is only used once in the Bible, and it is actually speaking of Adam. He was Father God’s bright and morning star – He was in Father’s perfect image. He fell from the heavenly to the below or dust realm. Meaning he became void of the Life of God.
The name Lucifer refers to the state and condition of man after the fall – halal, to make a boast, thus to be clamorously foolish; to rave, to celebrate oneself foolishly. In Ezekiel chapter 28, one can read of a dialogue between Father God and Adam. He asked Adam repeatedly, did you get all this by the works of your own hands? Are you greater than Me? Then Father explains how Adam will be judged in Jesus for his rebellion.
Isaiah 14:16 they ask, “Is this the MAN that made the earth tremble, that did shake the kingdoms; that made the world as a wilderness and destroyed the cites thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners.” Adam’s fall did this to planet earth, and the inhabitants thereof. He could not bring any help to those who had been dragged down to the pit of death, hell and the grave, meaning living separate from Father God. Man no longer walked in the spirit with Father and as Him.
Now, what is preached in many Churches, more than Jesus and His Redemptive Work
Devil – Mr. Strong wrote the words satan, lucifer, devil, demon; they are not the true meaning from the Greek words.
NT: 1228 diabolos (dee-ab'-ol-os); traduce
NT: 1139; 1140; 1142 daimon (dah'-ee-mown); from daio (to distribute fortunes); a daemon or supernatural spirit (of a bad nature): Adam was a supernatural man – spirit, mind, and body – then in the fall, he took upon himself a bad nature. He no longer had the nature of Father God, nor could he reproduce (distribute) the life of God (Fortunes). The “dumb man” in Matthew 9:32 was a full manifestation of a fallen man, spirit, mind and body. Dumb – kophos, not able to speak. Dumb - Kopto NT: 2875 cut down. His problem was the result of Adam’s fall. Matthew 9:32 also said of the dumb man that he was possessed with a devil - NT: 1139 aimonizomai (dahee-mon-id'-zom-ahee); to be exercised(senses being nude or stripped naked) by a daemon, which is a full manifestation of the degenerate nature activity that was in man – hu-man. Every reference to the King James word “devil” from John chapter 13, to the book of Revelation is the actual word “traduce,” which means to hinder one from their intended purpose; an action or thought that is a falsehood, misrepresentation, to expose, to shame or to traduce a principle of law. The word “traduce” is a transitive verb, not a noun.
Every instance where the N. T. speaks of someone brought to Jesus “possessed with a devil, dumb or lunatic ” the true rendering would be that he or she suffered from a fuller manifestation of degenerate nature activity than others had. In our day and time, we would see those people in mental institutions, and hospitals for those whose bodies and brains diversely affected from sickness and disease, wandering the streets of cities all over this planet, ending in graveyards where physical death is the end-result of living with the end result of a degenerate nature activity. However, today it is not a force, it is ignorantly allowed.
Matt 17:14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. KJV
This man’s son was mentally ill, or as the word lunatic infers in the Greek crazy, not “demon possessed,” but a full manifestation of being human – man hewn down. Jesus rebuked the bad nature (degenerate NA) in the young man and brought him back to a rational cognizance or sanity.
All the stories are the same. The estate of man was so bankrupt, that when Jesus, their Messiah came, they were so full of unbelief that He could not minister Most Holy Place things. Some were “lunatic’s.” Some were so sick; all they cared about was He healing their bodies. It is my belief that the King James Bible was translated to enforce the doctrines of the religious orders of that day, and they needed people to believe in demons, devils, satan, hell and the like, so they could keep them in bondage and fear. That was the only way they could wrongly keep power over them, and collect large sums of money.
Jesus’ redemptive work was to deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. [Hebrews 2:15 KJV] However, many of the religious systems of this world (traducers), have kept Father’s people in fear of death, separation, and eternal judgment and all their life time being subject to the bondages of the lies that have been taught them. We, the Community of Believers have been victims (children) of a great lie. Why, because most have never done what the Apostle Paul told Timothy to do, “Be prompt, earnest, diligent, endeavor, labor, and study, to understand and show thyself that you are acceptable and approved into (one with) Father God. A teacher that understands and knows the truth of the Word of God, will not be made to feel ashamed of themselves or what they teach if they rightly dissect and interpret with the help of Father’s Holy Spirit the written Word of Truth.” RMHPV
Salvation – Saved
Matt 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
He that remains in the end result of what I am going to do, in my work that I have come to do, will experience ,while alive in body, wholeness (Immortality), not only the spirit but, in awareness and body. RERichmond MHPV
A study of the word “saved” does not reveal doing something so one can “go to” a planet called heaven. It reckons a rescuing from the degenerate nature activity Adam produced in humanity.
Save - NT: 4982 sozo (sode'-zo); from a primary sos (contraction for obsolete saoz, "safe"); to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): KJV - heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.
Often, I am asked if a person “can lose their soul.” What they are asking is if they can do something that will make them “go” to a place many call “hell.” In Matthew 16:26, Jesus talks about a person who might gain the whole world and lose his own soul. The word He used for “lose” is zemioo, and it means to injure or experience detriment, and damage his conscious mind. There is no shortage of people who have lost connection with Spirt, so much so that the thoughts and desires, are driven by nothing but carnal information, and desires.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. KJV
For the voice of One shall come out of the mouths of Pastor/Messengers, with a clear sounding Word that can be heard to the outer court (ends of the earth), with the voice of mature Pastor/Messengers (those who have their awareness raised, senses exercised by Father’s Holy Spirit), and speak as the Voice of God, from within their spirit – mind of Christ – Subconscious. All who have no knowledge of the Christ within them and their Saviour, shall stand up from a life of non-existence, wake up, and live out of life and life more abundantly. Then we which have been awakened and remain in body shall fully awaken to the spirit realm together with them who had no knowledge and those who have gone on by way of the grave, and we will together live in the cool (spirit) of the day in full awareness of Father God: and so shall we ever be with Lord – as a mother is with child, but more than that, the two are one, not separate. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. RMHPV
The King James translation never comforted anyone. We should have asked that question a long time ago. How would that comfort me if I thought my loved ones or anyone else would be “left behind”?
1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. KJV
The apostle Prays that this compound being that we are, in all its parts, powers, and faculties, which he terms the whole, may be sanctified (set apart) and preserved while we are learning and growing in our understanding, to the point that all aspects of mortality are swallowed up of Life (Zoe) that is within every man, woman, boy and girl. Second Corinthians 5:4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed (unaware), but clothed (aware) upon (of the revelation of Jesus Christ), that mortality (that which can perish in the natural realm) might be swallowed up of life. KJV In other words, that invisible realm is going to come out and swallow up the outer realm. There is something on the inside of us, which is even now swallowing up all mortality. I have studied the phrase ‘clothed upon’ which infers being in a position of rest. Then the phrase ‘be unclothed’ refers to not being in a position of rest. You can also see that illumination or not having illumination is what would bring a person into rest or not bring them into rest. Therefore, we could say that the more understanding and awareness of the finished work of Jesus Christ we have and live out of, the more we enter into Father’s perfect rest, and the life of Father God swallows up every aspect of mortality in our being.
Father God is light or illumination, which is a spiritual experience with He who is the Father of lights. It is truly Father God when we experience His illumination and light on the inside of us.
Is this what you are longing for?
“The Rapture is the glorious event that will take place sometime in the very near future. Jesus Christ will come back in the air, catch up the Church from the earth, and then return to heaven with the Church. Millions Missing around the world the headlines might read (or Alien Abductions). The Apostle Paul gave a clear description of the Rapture event in his letters to the Thessalonians and Corinthians.”
Oh really??? If this is what you have been taught and has become your hope;
then you desperately need to read this section of my.
RAPTURE - FACT OR FABLE
Fact - something that put forth as objectively real, verifiable. Fable - a fiction, something that is a story, imaginary, or deceptive.
Jeremiah 1:10 "See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to ROOT OUT, and to PULL DOWN, and to DESTROY, and to THROW DOWN, to BUILD, and to PLANT."
In this passage of scripture, we find 4-stages of destruction, before construction; planting and rebuilding. In this writing, we seek to destroy and bring to ruins, the errors of false doctrine and deception that has been allowed in the Church for the past 180 years, so that Truth-seekers will forsake them. I also desire to establish present truth that will cause the Truth-seeker to be fruitful, stable, and set free to rise up in their awareness of Father God’s true purpose for man.
The following definitions are from the Strong's definition of words and phrases used in the above verse.
ROOT OUT- To tear away, pull up by the roots, To Forsake.
PULL DOWN- To tear down and overthrow.
DESTROY- To wander away, lose.
THROW DOWN- To bring to ruins.
BUILD- Obtain children, bring forth fruit.
PLANT- Fix, fasten, stability.
We know that all scripture is given by inspiration (God's breath), and it is good for reproof (admonishment, convincing), correction (reform-to straighten up again).
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
SIGN OF THE TIMES
We are living in a time of Mass Deception and Mass Confusion. Many would say that we should avoid discussions that would be confrontational or controversial. This makes no one accountable or responsible. Yes, we may talk about Love, Peace, Prosperity, Healing and all the wonderful things that make us feel warm and fuzzy, but stay away from anything that would make us think, or question what we have been taught from tradition or religion. The Rapture theory happens to be one of the most deceptive and dangerous doctrines in Christianity. It has lulled believers off to sleep, and many have gone into a spiritual coma. The time has really come where people do not want to endure sound (reality-fact) doctrine, but they have heaped to themselves teachers having itchy ears.
Yes, they rather hear fables, and fairy tales. Leave me alone they say, let me go on deceiving and being deceived. After all, SELLING FEAR IS BIG MONEY, SELLING LIES IS BIG MONEY; another best seller book, more cassettes and videos to put everything off into the future, for some great spiritual Disney Adventure. THINK AGAIN! Keep in mind, those affected by what “a tribulation”, will be the ones walking in rebellion or refusing to see the truth. However, this period that we are in presently, is very exciting for those who have and are awakening to righteousness, because we are beginning to walk out of everything Father God has provided in His redemptive work - LIFE. Our awareness is finely tuned to the Voice of our Father, speaking to us of Most Holy Place things.
Eschatology is the doctrine or study of so called “end-time events.” The scriptures are of no private interpretation, meaning they are not isolated, they all connect. The revealed Word brings light, understanding, and insight to the things we could not understand. Genesis to Revelation is one big revelation compiled to reveal the revelation of Jesus Christ, and the resulting Christ (Anointed Life) in you.
Where did the Rapture doctrine come from? Is this taught in Judaism? Was it taught by Jesus or the 1st century Jewish believers?
Many of the various Christian faiths have accepted the literal Rapture teaching without any scripture evidence, or knowing the history of it. What is this teaching? All the good people will be ejected or snatched from the earth, before “the anti-Christ” appears. Then, “all hell breaks loose on the earth.” “The good people,” meaning only the Christians that have certain beliefs and experiences, and prayed what is called “the sinners prayer,” will be gone.
The first time this doctrine was widely taught, was not until 1830 AD, although it had been introduced by a Jesuit priest by the name of Francisco Ribera, years earlier. Edward Irving, born in Scotland 1792, was one of the most eloquent speakers of his day. He drew crowds of over 10,000, in the 1800's, in Open Air Meetings. His church seated thousands; this was a time of revival. However, in 1833 he had a Church split. He began to preach false doctrine, denying the power in the blood of Jesus, and stating that Jesus himself sinned. In 1834 he became stricken with tuberculosis and broken hearted because of his failure; he then died. His Church was called the Church of Scotland - Catholic Apostolic Church.
Back in March of 1830, a young woman by the name of Margaret McDonald had become ill; she was part of Edward Irving’s Church. The Church was plagued by fear, as the Church of today is. They were expecting the Roman Catholic Church to rise to power again and stamp out the Protestant Movement. There were many teachings about the Pope being the anti-Christ, and they believed Jesus was coming any minute. In their fears they wondered how the Christians would survive the “tribulation,” they were sure that all things would be fulfilled in their day.
While Margaret McDonald was sick, she had a dream that answered the questions of the sincere believers, but her dream sincerely deceived believers. She said that she saw two Comings of Jesus. A "Secret Coming of Jesus" to take all the good people out of the earth, because they were not able to stand against the anti-Christ: (Pope), Tribulation, and Plagues. She saw babies flying out of nurseries, people being ejected from the planet, into the sky. Then there would be another Coming of Jesus later that everyone would see, this was called the "Special Coming". Edward Irving started to preach this false doctrine, many received it. After all, Edward Irving was the famous preacher, and if he said it, it must be true.
John Nelson Darby- Leader of the Plymouth Brethren Movement also accepted this and made this doctrine popular. He traveled to the United States and Canada six times from 1840-1870. This doctrine born out of fear, spread like wild fire.
C. I. Scofield, a Bible scholar began to promote this false doctrine very strongly. He went so far as to put it in the footnotes and references of the Scofield Study Bible. More people gained access to this heresy and developed more error. Even the Dakes Bible contains these references, and is used commonly to the date of this writing.
George Muller, a man of prayer and fasting, rejected this teaching saying it was unscriptural. William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, rejected this teaching. Charles Spurgeon, a mighty man of God also rejected this false doctrine, calling it unscriptural and heresy.
The word "Rapture" is not in the Bible, nor is the phrase "caught away" in the sense that it is widely used today. The Dispensationalist teaches 2-stages of the Coming. They teach the Secret Coming and the Special Coming.
DID JESUS TEACH ABOUT A SECRET RAPTURE?
Jesus warned us about false doctrines regarding the end of the age. Popular belief is that any minute Jesus will appear.
Like a thief in the night, He will slip in and take His Bride away. Invisible to the world, millions will be missing! Sounds like a science fiction movie, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". Coming “as a thief in the night,” is Jesus’ work of redemption. God came in Jesus, and took away all that was not His, in man. Moreover, as a thief in the night, he did not ask permission; He did it without humanities help.
They teach that the Spirit of God will be removed from the earth along with the Church, because the Holy Spirit is the only thing now restraining the mystery of iniquity. Yet during this time that the Holy Spirit is removed 144,000 = Jews are supposed to evangelize the world. Somehow, they will accomplish without Father’s Holy Spirit in three and a half years what the Church hasn't done in over 2000 years with Father’s Holy Spirit. They seem to forget Zechariah 4:6, "not by power, nor by might but by My Spirit says the Lord".
It is also widely believed and taught that an anti-Christ will accomplish in three and a half years what world rulers have been trying to do for 6000 years. All of this is based upon a fear-induced vision, of a sick young woman. This was popularized by men who were not Spirit filled or led. Where are the Bereans?
NO SECRET RAPTURE
Scripture does not record a Secret Rapture. "If any man says, here or there is Jesus; believe it not. If they say he is in the desert...or Secret chamber; BELIEVE IT NOT." Matthew 24:23, 26 "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven (the abode of God – His Sons), with a shout.” 1 Thess.4:16 "...Every eye shall see him (the Christ life in man)." Rev.1:7.
Can He literally come ANY MINUTE? Yes. He comes upon us as we gain revelation knowledge. Colossians 1:27 states, it is Christ in us, which is the hope we should be seeking.
Did Jesus teach we would be taken away in the face of adversity or persecution? No! HE PRAYED THAT YOU WOULD NOT FLY AWAY. “Father, I pray that you don't take them out of the world, but keep them from the evil in the world". John 17:15 "Put ye on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to STAND.” (Not fly away) Ephesians 6:11
We have the Great Escape theology in America and the Western world. Did God eject or snatch the first century believers from the earth during persecution? No, He did not.
What about the Russians during communism, Jews during the holocaust, God fearing Africans/Blacks during slavery, Chinese believers today, the Somalis, and many other believers in Muslim countries, that are being persecuted and killed. Now, in the age we live, there are beheadings taking place, all over this planet, including the USA.
"As it was in the days of Lot..." Was Lot taken off the planet? No! He was divinely directed to safety.
"As it was in the days of Noah..." Was Noah taken off the planet? No! He was divinely protected, an Overcomer, riding on top of the flood.
Therefore, shall it be with the believers today. When the 10 plagues fell on the land of Egypt, were the Israelites taken off the planet? No! The experienced supernatural protection. All of these are examples of what Father does with mankind today – He protects those who will come to Him by faith in what Jesus did, and grows us up until we will rule and reign over this planet, as His Sons.
1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
The Rapture theory has not edified the Body of Christ, it has Weaken it. This doctrine has produced a generation of Lazy, Sissified, and Wimpy Christians. Most of American and Western Believers are sitting waiting for a man, on a white horse to come down from the sky and take them away. “To hell with the world and all the problems, just bless me; keep me comfortable their attitude says.”
“Who has time to be concerned about world hunger? Just keep my belly filled.” “Who has time to minister to the AIDS victims? After all is not that God's judgment?” “The mission’s field, I give my dollar every week, is that not enough.” Jesus will straighten out all that when He comes.” This is the mentality of most professing Christians. Did not Jesus say, Occupy Till I Come? Instead, we are having Rapture drills. HOW STUPID. During the end of January 1999, there were Churches all over the country with signs out front that said, “Rapture Compliant.” It has really become a game. I am very grieved by the content I see on “Church” signs; “You think it’s hot here?” “You don’t like the heat, you better do something about it now;” the list goes on and on of the foolish signs religious people have put up on their Church buildings. If I were looking for a Church fellowship that could help me, I do not think I would attend their fellowships.
Christians have become a fearful and defeated people. The shepherds (pastors) have made them so fearful; they jump at their own shadows. They are so conscious of what they think to be demons; they are trying to cast them out of their TV, VCR's, posters, books, and jewelry. Is this New Testament Christianity, or any kind of Christianity? I do not think so. The weak shepherds have caused God's people to err. They are constantly merchandising their deceptions, working on the fears of the simple, brainwashed, deceived, and ignorant.
More books, tapes and videos of empty promises of someone to take you away from human problems. There's only 2-ways out, either you die physically, or you allow Father’s Holy Spirit to quicken your spirit, and allow Him to teach you of Jesus Christ, and how to live the inChristed life; that will cause a person to experience the overcoming life He has bought us.
Jeremiah 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: 15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. KJV
The phrase, “O backsliding,” is simply a person who has gone down the correct path, and then turns back to the old worn out ways. We are to be following the Way, the Truth and the Life way of life, and yet many have never even heard of such of a life. Sadly, many have tasted of this Way of Life, and has turned back to the old ways of life. We believe there are many who are waking up. For those, Father has equipped Pastors according to His heart, and are prepared to offer them the explanation of which he seek.
THE RAPTURE LIE KILLS UNTOLD THOUSANDS
Have you noticed every year, a group of “believers” expect and predict the coming of Jesus to take them away in a Rapture? In addition, each time there is Mass Suicides or Murders because it did not happen.
The latest was in Uganda, Africa in March 2000. They discovered over 1000 bodies. This western false doctrine deceived them into believing in a literal Rapture. They sold all their possessions, gave the money to the leader. They thought their Church was like Noah's Ark, the leaders told them when January 1, 2000 came the Church building, with the people in it, would Fly Away. It did not happen. Therefore, they set another date, “because the Lord had delayed his coming so more people could get saved.” (Does that sound familiar – ops thus saith the Lord, it’s next year!) When the Lord did not keep the second date, the people started to ask about the money, and their possessions. Well, the Lord supposedly gave them another date. He was a no show, no rapture, and people died.
Authorities could not figure out how many committed suicide and how many were killed, and of course, the leaders fled the country, with the money. These deaths took place, all because a belief in a False Doctrine developed 170 years ago. This has happened in Korea, Japan, Europe, South America and North America, and everywhere this teaching has gone; especially in the past several years.
Re – bind – ligion - hold back (Greek and Latin meaning of the word religion).
God's Spirit is not being taken from the earth. The prophet Joel, prophesied of what Father God would do in the last days, He revivified His Life upon / in man (made it accessible, by Jesus’ perfect work of redemption. The “last days” were back in our past. However, everyone needs to go “back to the future” to understand what took place “back then.” We should not be looking for the disappearing of the saints, but the appearing of Christ, in the saints. We should not be looking for an Anti-Christ; we should be looking for Christ our life, to come upon us. Colossians 3:4 When Christ (Zoe - God Life) our life, renders very apparent to you, then shall ye also appear as Son of God, in all of Father’s glory. RERichmond MHPV Paul did not write, “Who is our life,” he wrote, “Christ our life.” The translators of the KJV added the phrase, “who is.”
The kingdoms (governments) of this present system are failing, and the Government of God is rising. Stop looking for the Rapture. Break away from the traditions and fables that make the Word of God of no effect. Don’t put your faith in your President, Congressman, Senators or any other man appointed leader to take care of you – Father God is our provider and source – it’s in His life and nature that we are to live, move and have our being, and He wants to live, move and have His being in us.
WHAT ABOUT FIRST THESSALONIANS 4:16-17?
It is very important that we discuss this issue for several reasons. We need to know the truth so that we may be delivered from false concepts about God, tradition, and fables. The purpose for revelation knowledge is that we might grow.
1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
In Hebrews 6:1, Paul challenges us to leave the elementary things, and GO on. Children are taught to believe in Santa Claus, a Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny. Once they have grown, they realize those were fables. Many have turned their ears from the truth, sound (reality, uncorrupt) doctrine, and rather hear myths. 2 Tim.4:3-4 Put away childish things.
1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. 17Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, so shall we ever be with the Lord." 1 Thess. 4:16, 17
The above passages are some of the most misunderstood in the Bible. In order to understand what the Apostle was saying one must realize that prophetic scripture is most of the time, written in symbolic language. The problem is most of the Scripture was translated to fit the beliefs of those who oversaw the translations. Today, the most common versions available, are translated from the words used in the Authorized King James version, so the confusion continues in the other translations.
The scripture also tell us, all the things that happened to ancient Israel were for our examples or physical pictures of the spiritual truths of the New Testament. They experienced many things in the literal sense; we experience many things in the metaphorical sense.
The laws of first time mentions become very helpful in understanding the physical picture of this. There is an incident in the Old Testament that relates to First Thess. 4:16-17?
Exodus 19, The Israelites had come out of Egypt. It was the third month, Feast of Pentecost (Shavuot). God was about to give the Torah (10 Commandments), and speak to Israel face to face. Moses was instructed to bring them out to "meet with God". In this chapter you will find the LORD descending on Mount Sinai in the form of smoke and clouds. There was the sound of the trumpet, the voice of God shouted so loud that it scared the Israelites. Moses was caught up into the cloud, God's glory, and God spoke the Torah to him. Exodus 19:14-25, 20:1-26
Ancient Israel experienced this literally, but they, were not removed from the planet. We are experiencing this today as a reality.
1 Thessalonians 4:116 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. KJV
· "...The Lord himself.” This speaks of an awareness of the Lordship of Jesus, the Christ. Many have come to know him as Jesus, Saviour; Christ, Anointed One, but now we are beginning to experience him as Lord. That is the Fullness, Tabernacles or 100 fold Realm.
· "...Shall Descend.” This does not mean up and down as we think in the natural. Descend speaks of an Inward working of the Spirit within our beings-then it can be expressed outwardly.
· "...From heaven.” God does not live on a planet called Heaven. "What, don't you know that you are the Temple of the Holy Ghost--It's Christ in you?" (Colossians 1:27) Heaven speaks of the higher awareness, which is the spirit. He must fill every part of your being.
· "...With a Shout..." Shout (kello) meaning a military command. He is coming forth with a Word, revelation to incite, instruct and encourage you. With revelation comes a responsibility. Where the Word of the King is, there is Power. (Eccl. 8:4) What happened in Joshua 6? There was the Shout and the people ascended up, to take the city of Jericho. Your Jericho that is filled with giants, strongholds, is areas of your mind that must be conquered, and they are at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
· "...Voice of an Archangel.” Do not expect to look out of your window and see or hear Michael or Gabriel. An Archangel is nothing but a “first in rank” person who has great understanding of the Operation of God. Michael and Gabriel were both men. When translating their names, it states “men.” If you connect yourself to an Archangel Ministry, he or she will not to take you in a literal Rapture. However, you will have many rapturous experiences. Archangel means one in authority, high-ranking messenger, one with understanding, and one that is bringing news. Remember Joshua 5:13-15. The archangel, captain of the Lord’s host came to Joshua giving him the instructions/command how to defeat Jericho. These are people who are speaking Father God’s Word without mixture, pertaining to the finished work of Jesus Christ.
"For the Voice of One is descending from the Mind of Christ within many, with a shout, with the voice of the mature in understanding Priest, and with the authority of God; and those who have not awakened to righteousness shall rise up from a life of non-existence. 17 Then we who have awakened and Christ our Life has rendered very apparent to us, have remained in body, are caught up together with all others, to be One Spirit, One Mind and One Body, so shall we ever be One with our Father. Therefore, call together and teach one another with these words.” 1 Thess. 4:16-18 [Paraphrasing mine] 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 RERichmond MHPV
Today, Father God has a First fruit Company with a higher word than what religion has to offer. This revelation will incite, encourage, and give instruction on how to live out of what Christ has done, not “fly away or overcome”. We overcome by the blood of the Lamb, and the Word in our testimony.
· "...The Trumpet of God.” This is not a literal Trumpet you will hear. Trumpets are symbolic or Messages, the Prophetic, the Feast of Trumpets. [Isaiah 58:1, Joel 2:1, Rev.1:10, 4:1, 1 Corinthians 14:8] Which trumpet? There are seven trumpets listed in the book of Revelation; it is the last (7th) Trumpet. Since we know that trumpets represent messages, can we know what the message is? (Revelation 11:15) The message of the seventh trumpet is, "The kingdoms (governments) of this world are become the government of our Lord, and of his Christ (Anointed Ones).
This is the message (trumpet) that awakes one from the dead (sin – missing the mark – no knowledge of Father God), it resurrects one into new life, it brings one from a place of non-existence to a place of manifesting the Christ life.
· "...CAUGHT UP.” This does not mean being "caught away”, Philip was "Caught Away". He was physically taken from one point to another. Acts 8:39. Elijah often experienced that while Ahab searched for him for 3 years during the drought and famine. (1 Kings 18:11 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here. 12 And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from thee, that the Spirit of the LORD shall carry thee whither I know not; and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me: but I thy servant fear the LORD from my youth.) This is also, what happened when Elijah was taken in the chariot of fire and whirlwind; he was not taken off the planet to a physical planet called Heaven. That is the reason why the sons of the prophets went looking for him. [2 Kings 2:15-17] They were use to people being caught up or translated to different places by Father God.
The Apostle Paul was "Caught Up" into the third heaven (Tabernacles experience), he was not ejected from the planet. It was an experience deep within him or we could say out of him self, meaning the spirit. He became spiritually aware. 2 Corinthians 12:1-4
"Caught Up" is a cosmos logical phrase, 1st century terminology. Since Earth is round, if up was meant to be taken literally, people would be flying off the planet in all directions.
(For example, we say the sun sets, or rises because that is the way it appears)
· "...In the Clouds...” What Clouds?
1) Stratocumulus- 6,500 feet – over one mile high
2) Altocumulus- 6,500 feet- 23,000 feet over four miles
3) Cirrocumulus- 20-45,000 feet over nine miles high
Are these the clouds the scripture is speaking about? No! God always manifested himself in a cloud, it was called the Shekinah. We are being caught up (raptured) into the cloud of God's Glory to meet the great cloud of witnesses in the spirit realm.
· "...To Meet the Lord in the Air.” Remember God brought Israel out of Egypt (world) to meet with them. He wanted to come down and dwell amongst them, but they were afraid. Therefore, He instructed Moses to make the tabernacle and Ark of the Covenant, so He could dwell amongst them in a way they wouldn't be frightened.
Normally, if you are going to meet someone, the purpose is to escort him or her to where you are. God's purpose is not to take us somewhere physically; He wants to rise up within us, in a greater reality – Christ in you! We are meeting Him to bring a greater expression of Him in the earth. This is happening in the air (spirit-wind-breath).
WHO IS TAKEN AND WHO IS LEFT?
All throughout the O. T. scriptures, the Wicked, meaning Rest-Less are taken into judgment, from the days of Noah throughout the Old Testament. In the New Covenant, we see physical consequences of making choices driven by the five-sense realm. However, in Jesus’ Parables, we see pictures of what men really need and that is a revelatory judgment. Men need to see and understand today, a revelatory judgment of when judgment really took place. The physical pictures are the righteous are left to inherit the earth, from the days of Noah to Jesus. Only the rest-less state in men is taken, and this is the Rapture of the Wicked (rest-less), the restlessness in man is taken, and only Christ remains. It all happened in Jesus’ resurrection. God's purpose is to establish His Kingdom in man, and all enter into His perfect rest.
Who or what is the Man of Sin?
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
The man of sin is the carnal part of man’s wrong thinking, and the carnal thoughts are the hinderer, the restrainer until it is unveiled. “His” the part of man who betrays Christ, discovery is his undoing because man will finally find out what the real enemy is, and allow Father’s Holy Spirit to remove their ideas of “making man righteous” by rules, regulations and laws (flesh). The “man of sin” is the praise that betrays. Jesus said, “While I was with them, I kept myself in your nature: those you gave me I have kept, and none of them is dead but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled.” Whom, is he speaking of? He said, “I did not lose any of my disciples except one. I lost one, and he was the son of perdition. Judas is whom he was speaking. Second Thessalonians states there is going to be a falling away first and that man of sin is then, revealed, the son of perdition. What we need to know is the reason Judas was the son of perdition. The reason being is he betrayed Jesus. How did he betray Jesus? The name ‘Judas’ means praise. A praise betrayed Jesus and Christ in you. That praise that betrays is pictured in the man Judas who is the man of sin. What he did, needs revealed in people today, and particularly in the religious systems of this world. The man of sin (betrayal) is always seen in any religion that teaches one that he or she needs to do something, to become right (righteous) with God. In each of our lives, we need to examine ourselves to see if we are trying to crucify ourselves, which includes the religious doctrine of “dying to self.” Especially, it includes doing anything to be what you presently are. The man of sin is simply the one who went out and hanged himself. Every person needs to allow Jesus’ crucifixion to be enough, in doing away with the old degenerate nature activity that was in all people before Jesus’ Passion. We must rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ, and stop trying to crucify ourselves by doing something to please God, or something to make us better. I heard a minister a few years ago, say, “If you would have inspected what was in Judas’ stomach when he split open after falling off the tree, you would have found undigested bread and wine. He had just eaten communion with Jesus and the other disciples. The problem is, the bread and wine did not have time to digest and get into his being – we could say awareness. If he had waited for a few hours, Jesus would have borne the hanging he thought he needed. We do not need a deliverance from anything. We need a revelation of when the deliverance of all was, obtained.
2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked (this word ‘wicked’ should not have been capitalized; it is not a person, place or thing. This means transgress or not subject to the Law of Life in Christ – is an action not a person, place or thing (rest-less) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth (Word), and shall destroy (make none affect and non-existent) with the brightness of his coming in mans awareness.
Second Thessalonians 2:7-8 translates from the Greek to English, “Until He (Christ life) is revealed in man, and then shall the carnal thoughts be removed.
The main point is this: The man of sin is not some future antichrist. The real mystery of iniquity revealed, is that the sense thinking (men whose breath is in their nostrils) man himself is the culprit in thinking he or she needs to do something to be what God stated they presently are. Quit feeding from the “do to be tree.” It makes you “the man of sin.” Just find out who you be, and be who you be.
The discovery of the “man of sin” is the harlots mind set – carnally thinking one needs “to be fixed,” and they can do it with obeying rules, regulations, laws and labor works. You can now blame the problem of unbelief on the right thing – it is man. You can no longer say, “A “devil” made me do it.” We have now solved the mystery of lawlessness or a rest-less person. We have been what I call, “The children of the Great Lie. The following is a wonderful Scripture to prove this: Psalm 7:14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. KJV The Message Bible states of Psalms 7:14 Look at that guy! He had sex (union) with sin (missing the mark), he's pregnant with evil. Oh, look! He's having the baby--a Lie-Baby! [Italics mine]
Once this awareness comes into our “middle” – understanding – then the brightness (manifestation) of the inward Son, the new Man – the Daystar – will swallow up the man of sin; at that point, the life of God in our spirit will flood over into our awareness, and then “the redemption of the body,” will become a realization. Romans 8:23 And not only they (creation), but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, (a) waiting for the adoption, (b) to wit, the redemption of our body. KJV (Italics (a) wrong translation (b) added by translators)
DID YOU KNOW? Not just the creation knows this, properly ourselves also, hold and possess in ourselves, the understanding of Jesus’ redemptive work revealed of Spirit, ourselves make passageways, at rest and expecting fully, in our position as Son, the ransom of our body (the sound whole). Romans 8;23 RERichmond MHPV
The bright “coming” (parousia), or “presence,” of the Lord does away with the spirit of antichrist (2 Thess. 2:8). Once a man’s heart turns to the Lordship of Christ with, the veil of the mystery of iniquity is removed, and the glory of the Good News of Christ shines forth. This is the revelation of the man of sin from God’s perspective, from within the rent veil of the finished work of the Most Holy Place.
About Tree of Life Ministries International
Rev. Roy Richmond President and founder of Tree of Life Ministries International, Inc., and ministers around the world by way of the World Wide Web. He has traveled abroad and across the United States ministering the Word with clarity. Father has made Pastor Roy a Scribe to the nations. His web page is filled with many books that are offered freely for those who hunger and thirst after the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is an Apostle/Mentor to Tree of Life Ministries in New Paltz, NY and to The Bread and Wine fellowship in Chicago, IL. The mandate and anointing on Pastor Roy’s life is to eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared…. Neh. 8:10.
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 Isa 2:22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
 Mark 9:44-48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: KJV
 NT:1492 eido (i'-do); a primary verb; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication to know: KJV - be aware, behold, X can (+not tell), consider, (have) know (-ledge), look (on), perceive, see, be sure, tell, understand, wish, wot.
 The word “and” that was translated comes from - OT:5314 naphash (naw-fash'); a primitive root; to breathe; passively, to be breathed upon, i.e. (figuratively) refreshed (as if by a current of air): KJV - (be) refresh selves (-ed).
 The operation of His hands, were Jesus and all mankind – Crucified, Died, Buried and Quickened (made alive) Raised back to the heavenly and Seated, in a position of rest with Father God or into Father God.
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