many of the Israelites had a clear understanding of what was going
on when God brought them out of Egypt? How many of us when we were
born again had a clear understanding of what God was doing?
is a progression of truth and a progression of work that God does
in the way that He brings us that has been largely lost on the carnal
interpretation you see from scripture. Even from a carnal interpretation
you see from God saving a people out of the land of Egypt. If you
look at it, you have to suspend all of the whole of scripture to
believe that the initial salvation that you had in coming out of
Egypt was enough to get you into eternal life. You must ignore three
quarters or more of the Bible because it is evident after having
saved the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, He later
took them right into the Promised Land and gave them eternal life,
right? No! No, He did not! After having saved the children out of
the land of Egypt, He later destroyed those who
did not believe.
started supernaturally pulling you out of “Egypt”—putting His Spirit
within you supernaturally—and it really had nothing to do with your
intelligence or your understanding or even your natural belief.
Whenever you take a position that you started on this road because
of something that you did, such as, “I believed; so therefore, I
am,” you have put the plan of salvation into your hands rather than
in God’s, who is the Author and the Finisher of our faith!
thing I can definitely agree with, He is the Author of
our faith! Now, if He is the Author of our faith, then He started
it! That is why the scripture in Galatians 4 says:
4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His
Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
scripture really needs to be examined from the perspective of not
“ in order to make you sons , He put His Spirit in
our hearts”, but ‘ because you are sons, He
put His Spirit in our hearts’; it is an evidence of who
you are! His Spirit coming into your heart is an evidence
of something that was predestined for you before the foundation
of the world!
am starting to read a lot of the scriptures differently now from
the context that I do not get anything because I believe, I believe
because I have received! What does it say in 1 John 5? He who believes
that Jesus is the Christ becomes born of God or
is born of God?
John 5:1(a) Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is
born of God:
who believes Jesus is the Christ is
born of God! Rather than becoming the divine mover to get everything
into operation, faith becomes the evidence that
you are His son and He has put His Spirit within you!
believe because He is dwelling in us and that belief is
the evidence of it! It is the foundation; the word, “substance”
means, “foundation”. Belief becomes a foundation for the fact that
God has put His Spirit within you.
have said recently that I almost hate to pick up the phone or emails
because it seems like every time I do, it is something more disastrous;
“the Sabeans are on us!” We had three calls recently of cancer or
disease that cannot be operated on. Every time that we receive a
call like that, what I find rising up in me is belief! Belief!
I didn’t have to muster it up; I didn’t have to look for it;
what I found is I have an incorruptible seed in me that just believes!
Believes! I can automatically believe for these who have
been diagnosed with cancer and disease. I find that faith becomes
the evidence that God is at work in this thing and then I get this
recognition that God is working ( most of
the things together in my life for good?) ; no, He
is working all things together
for good, in my life and other’s lives! God is after completing
a work and He wants us to have an involvement in it where we actually
understand what that work is that He is completing in us, and as
He is doing that, it becomes very specific to each place. This is
the grace and mercy of God to us, for He does not want to leave
us in the place we presently are. Years ago Ross Bracewell gave
a definition of mercy that I have never forgotten; “God’s mercy
will not leave you in the place where you are; that is the mercy
of God to you.” However, what it takes to get you to where He is,
is only known by Him.
we look back in retrospect and at all the types and shadows, our
initial born again experience is more like the children of Israel
coming out of Egypt. Once we are born again and until we have the
Baptism of the Holy Spirit, in many of our experiences, it becomes
just like that arid desert in which the children of Israel found
themselves. It quickly becomes a dry experience.
don’t know what your experience was, but I remember when I got born
again; it was a glorious experience! At “Youth for Christ”, my brother
Jim and I got born again at the same time. The story of my brother
and me is amazing! We got born again together, baptized in the Spirit
together, we moved to the wilderness together, and we are going
that is born of God believes ! He has an insight into the
spirit realm that those who only have an intellectual birthing do
not have. This is something unusual that we have, where we can sit
and discuss the word, we can throw things off of each other, and
we know what we are talking about.
was born again in 10 th or 11 th grade and as great as that experience
was, I still looked to the Bible and I still didn’t understand it.
My carnal mind was picking stuff up off the Bible that later the
Spirit of God was going to turn to understanding when I received
the Spirit of God.
are going to be three (3) experiences that are represented in the
children of Israel’s walk that are going to be the progressive experience
that God takes us through.
The first one is when He births us in the Spirit and He takes us
out of Egypt and brings us into that wilderness experience where
we are going to learn some things from God that we didn’t previously
The second experience is bringing us into the land.
The third experience is possessing the land.
three of these experiences are going to have a very significant
place in our life.
apostle, John, says that in order to see the land, you have to be
born of water. He that is born of water—born again—can you see
the land? Could Moses and the children of Israel see
the land? Yes. What do you need to enter the land? The
Spirit. You need to be born of water and the Spirit. Therefore,
the second experience being born of the Spirit is where you are
actually going to enter into the land—enter into what He has for
we enter into the land, a lot of the truths that we saw when we
were still in the wilderness are now going to transition into another
experience in our life. I think Paul saw this when he said in Galatians,
“I went down into Arabia and Damascus to check this thing out.”
When he got the Spirit of God, some of these things just didn’t
make any sense to him. I think there was a time in Paul’s journey,
going from Jerusalem out to the wilderness to go to Sinai, it finally
clicked in his understanding as he walked across that imaginary
line from the Promised Land into the wilderness that Mt. Sinai was
not in the Promised Land. The covenant was given outside
of the Promised Land.
have to enter into the Promised Land if you are going
to get into the next plan that God has for you. This entering into
the Promised Land is when we have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
and we actually come in where we can enter into the things of God.
Now we get a better understanding—a clearer understanding— as
we stay connected to the thing that got
got us into the Land? The Spirit of God! Without the Spirit, you
cannot enter; you need the water and the Spirit.
in our understanding, we hold these things as if they were titles
to deeds among our portfolio of possessions. Someone asks, “Are
you born again?” and you respond, “Yes, I’m born again!” You go
into a Baptist Church and they ask, “Are you born again?” and you
say, “Yes, I’m born again.” You take out your possession of deed—“I’m
born again”. You go into a Pentecostal Church, “Are you baptized
in the Spirit?” and you say, “Yes, I’m baptized in the Spirit.”
I think we get this idea that we are holding it like a deed to some
property—“It’s ours! It belongs to me!” But that’s not really the
way the Baptism of the Holy Spirit works. The Baptism of the Spirit
is something you have to live in every day!
If you want it to be effectual in your life, the
Spirit has to be in your life every day;
it’s available to you every day!
is the Holy Spirit given to? Is it to those who believed
at one time or to those who obey ? Let’s look in Acts 5.
Him that God exalted with
his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance
to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
you got born again, did you get forgiveness of sins? Yes! Were you
filled with the Spirit at your born again experience? No.
And we are his witnesses
of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given
to them that obey him .
need to circle that, underline that, or do whatever you need to
do with that. The continuance of the Spirit of God in
our life is not predicated upon a one-time “I got baptized in the
Spirit” experience back there somewhere; it is predicated upon a
living relationship with Him where you are obeying
Him and His word!
does a man get cleansed from all of his way? ‘Wherewithal shall
a young man cleanse his way?’ By accepting what Jesus did for you
on the cross? No! What we are doing is getting understanding! We
are cleansed ‘By taking heed thereto according to thy word.’
was having a discussion with someone and I got to the point where
I said, “What we need to do is obey…” and he said, “Stop right there!”
He said, “As soon as you say that we have to do something other
than what Jesus did on the cross for you, you have just gone into
heresy!” So I said, “Let me ask you a question. When you got born
again, was that able to cleanse you from all sin?” This man knows
me really well and said, “I know what I want to tell you, but I
have a feeling you are going to give me a scripture that says something
other than what I believe!” I told him that I didn’t what this to
be an “I got you” thing, so I said, “Let me give you the scripture
that I am thinking of.” If the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses you
from all sin at the cross, then what does it mean when it says:
John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we
have fellowship one with another, and (then) the blood
of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
does that mean? He said, “Whatever it means, it has to fit in with
‘whatever Jesus did was sufficient enough to do it all’.” Something
in my mind said it was the end of discussion for him because as
soon as you are not willing to take a look at what scripture has
to say, but are trying to fit all the scriptures into your present
belief—which is what doctrine will do to you. As soon as you accept
church history doctrine as being sound doctrine, anything that goes
beyond that doesn’t fit into it. They call this systematic theology.
Anybody that has been in seminary knows what systematic theology
fact, he said, “You really need to agree with systematic theology.”
I said, “There is no way I am going to agree with any systematic
theology.” He said, “You need to agree with the church fathers.”
I said, “Like Moses? We are going to agree with Moses who Paul said
was just a servant in the House? As a matter of fact, everything
that he did was just a parable—a type—for the time then
present, not now present.”
my own life, what I recognize is that when we come into the Holy
Spirit, the Holy Spirit is there every day
for us if we are keeping His word! If
we are not keeping His word, what is going to happen is that we
will end up going back into that dry experience of just coming out
of the land of Egypt, because it is not going to be living —it’s
not going to be waters flowing out of us, it’s not going to be sufficient
enough in our life to cleanse us from all of those things that we
came out with!
want to look at the three Sabbaths that are talked about in the
Scripture. The second and the third Sabbaths are going to be a Sabbath
when you come into the land and they are going to have far more
significance than the first Sabbath that we understood.
There is the Sabbath of the Day —Saturday or Sunday—whichever
There is the Sabbath of the Year , which is every
There is a Sabbath of Sabbaths , which is the Jubilee.
Sabbath of the Year, which happens every seven years, does not take
place until you actually come into the land; as well as the Year
of Jubilee. The Sabbath as a day will be the only Sabbath that you
are going to know in your initial experience represented in the
wilderness. Let’s look in Ezekiel 20 to establish some of this from
20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between
me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify
the Sabbaths are going to be for a sign and not just the one, but
all three of them. The Sabbath that was in the wilderness was a
Sabbath that the children of Israel had not known until they came
out of the land of Egypt.
many days a week do you suppose the children of Israel worked in
Egypt? Seven. They didn’t know anything about a Sabbath, they never
heard anything about a Sabbath; there was no Sabbath. There is really
no rest in any other religion; there is no rest until you come into
God. God wanted to give them a rest; He wanted to show them that
there is a rest in God!
that first Sabbath rest that you come into is not the ultimate rest.
Have you come into a rest? Yes. Does there still remain a rest?
Yes. Are you presently living in a rest? Well, that’s what we are
going to talk about now, to see if you are actually living in the
rest that God wants you to be living in.
the Spirit of God comes into our life, as we’ll see, the Spirit
of God not only provides a rest in the
Sabbaths, He also provides a release
in the Sabbaths. There is a release that comes with the Sabbath
that you don’t find in the wilderness experience. In the wilderness,
there is no release in the Sabbath; it is not until you come into
25:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When
ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep
a Sabbath unto the Lord.
I want to point out here is that this Sabbath does not take place
until you come into the land. What is “coming into the land”? What
am I using as “coming into the land”? It is the Baptism of the Holy
Spirit; you are coming into an experience where you are obeying
the Spirit of God. That is “coming into the land”.
you come into the land, there is going to be another Sabbath. Every
seven years now, we are going to have a Sabbath—a Sabbath of Rest.
here is another Sabbath:
And thou shalt number seven
sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space
of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine
years. 9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound
on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall
ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. 10 And ye shall
hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the
land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto
you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall
return every man unto his family. … 13 In the year of this jubilee
ye shall return every man unto his possession.
look over in Deuteronomy 15:
At the end of every seven
years thou shalt make a release. 2 And this is the manner of the
release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbor shall
release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbor, or of his brother;
because it is called the Lord’s release. 3 Of a foreigner thou mayest
exact it again: but that which is thine with thy brother thine hand
we come into the land, there is going to be a release .
He is going to tie the release of your brother to the release of
the land. You see this all through scripture. In the book of Ruth,
you find there is a kinsman redeemer that is not only going to redeem
the land, but is also going to redeem the brother.
was a great mystery of how God was going to do this. God was going
to tie together the relationship we have with one another to the
relationship we have with the land. This is why when Jesus gave
the parable of the treasure in the field that the treasure in the
field is speaking about two different relationships.
land that He has to redeem that in type He gave to natural Israel,
the promise that they would come into a land that was flowing with
milk and honey; a land where there was no sin, sorrow and suffering
is what He ultimately wanted to bring His people into in an eternal
sense. Here the Spirit of God would come and bring you into a liberty
that you didn’t have before when you first came in the desert, because
this is going to be a release. He kept giving the children of Israel
this promise and the land kept constantly going into bondage and
stopped producing. Every time God shows up, He gets the land producing
again; He gets it releasing again; He gets its life flowing again.
What He is talking about is not the natural, physical land bringing
forth corn and grapes, but He is talking about us, the people of
God, and what He is requiring us to do with each other in this release.
It’s a release and it’s a Sabbath!
wants to bring us into a Sabbath where we are completely released
from everything that is in us that is holding us apart from each
15:4 Save when there shall be no poor among you;
you waiting until there are no more poor among you? Aren’t you waiting
for that? Jesus said something interesting, ‘The poor you will have
with you always.’
15:11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land:
is talking about a release that will be when every single one that
is filled with the Spirit releases his brother out of the bondage
that they are in. When all this Body of Christ does this, there
will be no more poor in the land. That is not going to happen until
we get into the resurrection, because the poor you are going to
have with you always.
does not mean that we cannot release one another; Jesus is just
saying this is the fact of the matter and that this is not going
to happen here; this is going to happen in the eternal, and that
day will come!
And if thy brother an Hebrew
man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years;
then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. 13
And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let
him go away empty: 14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy
other words, you are coming out with gifts! The Baptism of the Spirit—you
are coming out with gifts. The keyword is that you are coming
out. You are going out free!
And thou shalt remember that
thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the Lord thy God redeemed
thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day. 16 And it shall
be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee; because he
loveth thee and thine house, beause he is well with thee; 17 Then
thou shalt take an aul, and thrust it through his ear unto the door,
and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant
thou shalt do likewise. 18 It shall not seem hard unto thee, when
thou sendest him away free from thee; for he hath been worth a double
hired servant to thee, in serving thee six years: and the Lord thy
God shall bless thee in all that thou doest.
go now to Deuteronomy 31. This is the time that this takes place.
31:10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven
years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of
are going to get this release in the Feast of Tabernacles.
have three different Sabbaths here. The significance of the Holy
Spirit, when He comes into our life, is that He gives us a revelation
that when we come into the land, now having the Spirit of God, we
are able to be obedient; this gives us the opportunity to come out
of the bondage that held us in servitude to the Adamic nature.
was in my high school years when I was born again, but I was not
filled with the Spirit. There was still a bunch of the Adamic nature
that I still loved!
Hebrew was not allowed to bring his brother into bondage more than
six years. After six years, you had to let him go. After 6,000 years,
God says there is only going to be a 6,000-year period where you
are forced to stay into this Adamic nature. After that, He is going
to get you out of this and provide this release—unless, you have
the Spirit of God, which we do! Therefore we have the ability to
come out of all of the darkness, all of the bondage, all of those
things that held us to this earthly man.
think we recognize when we came into this world and our eyes were
opened, that we were actually in bondage to this world—to the Adam
nature. It was not a bondage out there in the world, it was a bondage
that was inside of us.
you come into the land and you have the Spirit of God and He opens
that prison door—our assumption is that everybody just wants to
come out—that’s the assumption. The fact of the matter is, there
are very few who want to come out.
you come into the land—when the Spirit of God comes in you—now He
says, “I am going to provide you with a rest—a Sabbath—from that
darkness and that pit and that greed and that lust and that conflict
you have with your brother; I am going to provide a way in which
the Spirit of God can now cleanse you from all of that sin and get
a release out of you”; it’s called the Lord’s release. However,
the truth of the matter is that men loved the master that they were
serving more than coming out, because the master that they were
serving, even with all the bondage that was there, still provided
a lot of security.
would never pick the security of greed and lust, etc., but I tell
you, they are security! They are something that we love! They are
ugly words: “Greed!” But it is a master that we serve; that we love.
There has got to be a recognition that we have the Spirit of God
now and this is going to be a willing thing that we do of releasing—getting
out of—releasing that! Saying, “Oh God! I don’t want to live in
that house anymore!”
the fact is, men love darkness; I love darkness; you love darkness!
Outside of an abiding relationship with the Spirit of God, you are
going to stay in that house! You will put your ear up
to that door! The day will come when men will be having
earrings in their ears as a sign that the whole world loves darkness
rather than light! What’s going on in the world? Why are men putting
their ear up to the door and getting earrings? Because it is significant
that men love darkness and they don’t want to come out of that
house; they want to stay there! They want to be healed, they
say, “Oh, I love to have the healings! I like the idea of the gifts!
But I love this master that I serve.” It says if you love
the master that you serve, then you can stay in there.
to a people that want to go in and possess the land—not
just enter it—you are going to have to go through this experience
where you are willing to get a release; you are willing to release
your brother; you are willing to release all of those things! Your
baptism in the Holy Spirit is not a one-time experience where this
only happened one time! This is an every day
experience because there is continually something new popping up
in us where we realize we are going to need the Spirit of God in
order to release this!
you get into the release with the Spirit of God, it is not just
forgiveness! In the wilderness, you received forgiveness, but no
we first were born again— (and I am hoping that the Spirit of
God is going through your mind like it’s going through mine, I am
getting taught; I don’t know if you are) —I recognized it was
like when I was a little kid and my brother, Jim, and I were playing
and Jim did something wrong to me and we got into a little fight,
and of course it was always Jim’s fault. Can’t we all relate to
this in our own experience when we were little children? Then your
mother would come to you and break it up and say, “You need to forgive
each other!” Do you remember that? Nine-year-old Johnny has to forgive
Jimmy; Jimmy has to forgive Johnny. Shake hands; make friends. There
was an understanding we had, that forgiveness was an activity we
did in the mind where we said, “OK, I forgive you.” But do you know
what there was not? There was no release! There was no setting them
free; “I remembered what he did and I am going to get back at him!”
we come into the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, you come into an understanding
and now what you realize is that there is forgiveness and
a release. This is what you see in the parable that
Jesus gave on the two debtors. The one man owed the king a lot of
money and the other one owed him a little bit of money. When the
king gave him mercy, not only did the king forgive him, but he also
released him. It uses two separate words there; this is New Testament—a
new understanding—that Jesus is bringing to light. It is the understanding
that when we come into the new covenant and into the Baptism of
the Holy Spirit, the Sabbath now has liberty in it where it is actually
the releasing of each other, rather than just forgiving.
know we have released our brother when we don’t remember it anymore.
God said, “This new covenant has in it the provision that your sins
and your iniquities, not only will I forgive, but I will remember
no more!” How would you like to come into that? Well, that is what
the Spirit of God has been given to you for.
is an activity. ‘He that has this hope’—what is the ‘hope’ that
this is talking about? Coming into the possession of the resurrection.
The possession! That’s Jubilee! That’s the third Sabbath.
are never going to get into your possession in eternal life if you
don’t first get through this second Sabbath. You have got to have
this release first! There has to be something in you that is able
to release this darkness: all the greed, the lust, the hatred we
have for one another.
is something very interesting shown in this parable; when you are
in debt—when you are not forgiving your brother, you have power!
There is power being exercised there! Who do you think is being
kept in bondage? This is where you clearly need to see in the Spirit!
You think you are keeping your brother or sister in bondage and
really my inability to release is keeping me
all you have is the born again mentality that we need to forgive
one another, “I forgive you, brother!” I walk over to Brother Joe
and I step on his foot and he comes to me and says, “I forgive you,
Brother.” Joe walks away saying, “He keeps stepping on my toe…”
If all you have is forgiveness and not a release, you are back in
the wilderness, in a dry place, and there is something going on
in you that is not releasing the Spirit of God to cleanse you from
all sin! We have to walk in the light! We have to have fellowship
one with another!
we are going to do this, we are coming into a Sabbath that has a
release in it that not only are we going to have to forgive, we
have to release. It is just not a bunch of words that says, “I forgive
you.” There is an actual working — an
actual working — with the Spirit of God
with some of these things when something is rising up in me against
someone, and I say, “God bless them; God forgive them,” and I still
find there is still an attachment there.
you know when there is still an attachment there? When things go
over and over and over in your mind! Replay! Peter asked, “How many
times should I forgive my brother?” You mean if John steps on my
foot seven times a day, I have to forgive him seventy times seven?
Is it possible for me to transgress against you seventy times seven
a day? Impossible! But, can you forgive me seventy times seven a
day? Yes! Jesus said it, so it should be able to be done!
is it that you can actually do something seventy times seven a day?
In your mind; it’s the only place! Where this unreleased attachment
takes place is actually in your heart and in your mind! We say,
“I forgive Brother So-and-So for what he did to me” and I walk away
and two seconds later it’s in my mind and I forgive them again.
Five seconds later, here it comes again and I forgive them again!
I have actually done this; I have been in an experience where hatred
starts working—that little seed—that little root of bitterness—and
I am judge, jury, and executioner and it’s playing over and over
and over and over and 491 times later, I’m still in a place where
all I’m doing is forgiving! “I forgive them! I forgive them! I forgive
them!” Do you know what I am not doing? I am not releasing
have no capacity in my own self to release anybody from anything!
I have no capacity! But, when I enter into the land, I have the
Holy Spirit so now I have the capacity, but I have to call on
Him to do it ; I cannot do this by myself!
is a learning experience that we are going through! A learning experience
where now we are walking with the Spirit of God every
day and as we walk with
Him, we are walking in the light!
the Baptism of the Holy Spirit comes in and we get into that Holy
Place experience, all of the significance of the light shining brighter
is now we have another light there! Everyone of us have testified
that when we received the Holy Spirit, the Bible became a new Book
because now the light of the Spirit came upon it, right? That is
the light of the Spirit as we walk in that light!
you try to do this in yourself, you will end up frustrated. If you
go back into a wilderness experience of understanding, you will
just get frustrated. You can forgive all day long, but if you haven’t
released, it doesn’t do you any good.
second experience that has taken place, will actually get us out
of the house of bondage—it will take you out of the Adamic nature
that is taking place everyday in this experience until we come in
to possess the land. This is something that is happening all the
once in a while, something new pops up in us! Do you know what that
is? That is the darkness that we loved and we did not come out of
and God is saying, “OK, now, here is an opportunity for you to come
out of that.” As long as that darkness is still there, you are not
in rest, because this Sabbath—this rest—has a liberty in it! Where
the Spirit of God is, there is liberty!
those of us who have lived in corporate life as long as we have,
we feel like there is nothing more that could shock us; there is
nothing more that I could find inside of me! Did you ever think
that ludicrous thought?
almost had this actual thought last year, “I could live with anybody.
” I don’t know if anybody could live with me, but I have learned
and I felt I could live with anybody! We have come through some
dealings of God through the years where God would bring us into
conflict with one another and then we learned to love the brother!
We are realizing that whether we have the doctrinal understanding
or not, we are going through an experience of coming to the point
of releasing them and finding that one day we hated and now we love!
What took place?
is an operation of the Spirit of God in us, giving ourselves to
God and saying, “God, you have to do this thing! You have got to
do this thing!” The Spirit of God walking with me, “You have to
do this thing!”
came to the point where I thought, “I can live with anybody!
There is nobody that can rub me the wrong way!” And
then I ran into this Brother. All of a sudden I found myself in
a place where there was something rising up in me where I didn’t
like this guy! It was bizarre because it was a two-week meeting
I had with this guy and everything I saw in my mind
as I was looking at this guy, was his carnality.
All of a sudden, I recognized that there was something going on
inside me ! “What is going on here? I thought
I could live with anybody ! God, what is this? So what
do I do?”
just put it out of my mind! The Bible says, ‘take every thought
into captivity’. The devil, when he finds a place, has thoughts
bombarding you; this is “World War III”! You have these thoughts
coming and you are not inventing the thoughts, they are coming from
some spiritual realm! As they are coming, you recognize that you
can’t do it! I tried it in my own flesh and it won’t work!
you have to employ the Spirit of God! Literally, employ the Spirit
of God! My baptism experience back when I received it in Maine Convention
in 1974 doesn’t do me a “hill of beans” worth of good for today
! I need to have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit today
! Whatever you want to call that. It’s not a one-time
event; it’s living everyday where you are saying, “OK,
God, You are going to have to be here! You just showed another area
love this about this ministry. They see you doing things that they
consider to be carnal and they bring it up to you. But they also
recognize that until the Spirit of God really comes into your life
and does this work, you can’t do this because “Brother Anybody”
said it. But when God brings it your way, you better get ready to
release it because if you don’t, you and I are going to stay in
the darkness of that old creation life that wants to keep bringing
us back into darkness.
of these things, when they come up, all of a sudden you realize,
as much as I say with words, “I hate what is going on”,, I really
love that. Do you know there are people who love to be miserable?
looked up Sam Fife on the Internet one time. Up pops this chat line
of bitter, bitter people! Bitter people! I think, “Get
a life!” Why would anybody waste their time talking about an event
that happened 40 years ago, literally, in some cases! “I went to
breakfast one morning and they cooked the eggs too hard; and they
say they loved me?” But you know, you can harbor things and harbor
things and harbor things and eventually it’s going to come out;
guess who it’s going to hurt? Guess who you want it to
I read these things, my heart goes out to these people with compassion
and I want to say, “Let the Spirit of God free you from some of
this stuff!” There has got to be a working together between the
Spirit and us. You are never going on to possess anything—you are
not going to go into any Jubilee that is getting you into possessing
your land if you can’t first get the giants out of this one! That
is the significance of this—the giants that are in the land are
being released as you move with the Spirit of God! So when you come
into the New Testament, the Sabbath is going to take on a completely
the wilderness one day, the guys are walking around and they find
a man picking up sticks on the Sabbath. (Now remember there
is no release on the Sabbath in the wilderness.) That
man picking up sticks on the Sabbath is going to be talking about
another Man that is picking up
sticks on the Sabbath, but a Man that is picking up sticks in another
time frame—in another time zone—in an another experience.
we look at the man picking up sticks on the Sabbath, it was necessary
that the first man found picking up sticks on the Sabbath was put
to death. It was necessary. It’s going to also be necessary for
another Man that is picking up sticks on the Sabbath to be put to
death, but He is going to come into another Sabbath where there
is actually going to be a Sabbath of Release. This Man is going
to be there to be releasing sticks—He is going to be gathering sticks
in order to release the sticks!
are sticks a type of? Look in Ezekiel 37:
And shall put my spirit in
you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land:
then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed
it, saith the Lord. 15 The word of the Lord came again unto me,
saying, 16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write
upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions:
then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick
of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:
you have a prophet that is gathering sticks and bringing them together.
And join them one to another
into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.
is bringing sticks; the sticks He is talking about are living people—the
living body of Christ! You are a stick that God is going to gather.
shows up on the Sabbath day and He starts bringing a release on
the Sabbath day and He asks this question, “Is it alright to heal
these sticks on the Sabbath day? What do you think?” They were just
looking for some cause because they knew the Old Testament says
that anybody who is gathering sticks on the Sabbath day can be killed.
do you think He was gathering sticks? While they were in Egypt,
one of Israel’s jobs was to gather sticks to make the bricks for
Pharaoh. Sticks were going into the building. This man had gotten
so into the life he was living that every day he picked up sticks,
and when he got into the wilderness, he didn’t understand this thing
about the Sabbath and he just kept picking up sticks—picking up
sticks. When he got to the Sabbath, he just kept picking up sticks
because the sticks were going into the building. When Jesus Christ
comes, He is looking for some lively stones and He is going to take
us as sticks and put us into this house, so
He, too, is going to be gathering sticks.
Jesus said, “Here’s the question: now that we’ve come into the land,
is there a difference in the Sabbaths? Now who is the Lord over
the Sabbath? Is the Sabbath lord over me, or am I the Lord over
the Sabbath?” This is really good because if you are hearing what
I believe the Spirit of God wants in this, that if the Sabbath is
still lord over you, you are not releasing anything! If you are
lord over the Sabbath, there is a release that is going out. If
there is a release that is going out, it’s going out to cleanse
you from all of the sin that is still resident in you in that old
creation life that you still want to hold onto! Oh, let it go! Let
37:21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will
take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they
be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them
into their own land:
sticks! Jesus—a Man—gathering sticks on the Sabbath day. Healing
because now all of a sudden here is a release. Healing was being
released! Where do you think the most important healing is? Is it
your natural body or is it your soul? Your soul! David said, ‘Lord,
I have sinned; heal my soul!’
soul being healed is a release coming to you in a Sabbath
where now you are going to come into a rest!
you ever been in a situation with somebody that was really, really
hard and God works a miracle in your
life and now you can love the brother? You know what you will find?
You will come into a rest . I tell you
that rest is great; that rest is sweet! It’s peace !
Because you just came into a higher understanding of the Sabbath!
As we are going along, this is so important because where we are
actually heading is to possess the land! We have to first continue
to exercise in this release!
two Sabbaths we see are in the Feast of Tabernacles. Let’s read
this in Leviticus 23:
23:39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have
gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the
Lord seven days: on the first day shall be a Sabbath, and on the
eighth day shall be a Sabbath.
the revelation of the Feast of Tabernacles comes in, it’s going
to come in now with the revelation of two more Sabbaths; the first
day shall be a Sabbath and the eighth day shall be a Sabbath; two
think it is important to understand where is the Feast of Tabernacles
in our understanding. Where does it take place? Joseph LaTour pointed
this out; when the children of Israel left Rameses, where was the
first place that they encamped? Succoth!
12:37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth…
first place that the children of Israel landed on was Succoth, which
means, “booths”. Let’s go over to Deuteronomy 31 and read this again:
31:10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven
years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast
of tabernacles ,
takes place in the Feast of Tabernacles. The two Sabbaths that are
being referred to here in the Feast of Tabernacles, are going to
answer to that Year of Release when we come into the Baptism of
the Holy Spirit and it’s going to answer to Year of Jubilee that
brings us into the possession.
difference between the two Sabbaths, as you look at it from the
scriptures that we have read, is that in the first Sabbath, there
is a release and you are coming out with gifts. The gift He has
given us is the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Year of Jubilee is
not you coming out with gifts; it is you coming into
a possession. That is the difference between the two Sabbaths;
the one you come out with something and the other one
is you are going in to get something.
we have released everything and we have come out and the Spirit
of God is there with the gift, then we are going to be able to start
coming into the possession and what He had for us. This is all going
to take place as the Year of Jubilee does on the Day of Atonement
in the Feast of Tabernacles.
let’s go back to Leviticus 23. The first place they came to was
Ye shall dwell in booths
seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:
43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel
to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt:
I am the Lord your God.
is referring to the Feast of Tabernacles. According to this, is
the Feast of Tabernacles at the beginning of your experience or
is it at the end of your experience? Where is Succoth? It is at
the beginning. Let’s read the previous verses in chapter 23:
on the first day shall be
a Sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a Sabbath. 40 And ye shall
take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of
palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook;
and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days. 41 And
ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord seven days in the year. It
shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate
it in the seventh month. 42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days;
all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: 43 That your
generations may know that I made the children of Israel to swell
in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt :
I am the Lord your God.
I brought them out of the land of Egypt! So all of you that were
born again out of Egypt, I want you to take branches. Who are the
branches? The sticks! Because there is going to come a Man on another
Sabbath that is gathering sticks to put them together in another
experience of Tabernacles is not tabernacling with God, it is tabernacling
with one another. Now that you are tabernacling with Me, I want
you to remember that you tabernacled with each other; that is what
first experience we are going to come into is the relationship through
this Sabbath where we actually release one another
where we can actually live with one another! How
easy was it for us to live with the spouse that we thought we loved
so much that we would lay down our life for and die? How easy was
it to join two people together? Most of us found that there was
a little bit of rubbing! Maybe a whole lot of rubbing!
Here we find ourselves in a
situation where God is going to deliver us out of a bondage that we
were into in our Adamic nature, and the evidence that we are going
to come into a new experience was, ‘we know that they have passed
from death (the house of bondage) into life because God brought you
out with this purpose in His mind. “I brought
together with other sticks and other branches and I made you to
dwell together to know whether or not the Spirit of God is among
you and you are giving yourself to the Spirit so that you can live
with each other!” That is the whole reason He did it!
problem is the Feast of Tabernacles is at the end of the religious
year, right? Big problem we have here because when you look at it,
it appears as if the Feast of Tabernacles is a future event!
feeling a little bit of liberty to lay this out here because we
have the father ministry, the traveling ministry and the assembly
of the firstborn here. We are coming into a transition, not only
of revelation and understanding, we are coming into a transition
in our lives so that if we see things backwards—if we see things
the way that they are not—we are going to be trusting in some finished
works that actually did not finish the job! So it’s necessary that
we come into an understanding of how this actually works.
is it that you get eternal life? Is it by what Jesus did for you
or by what you are going to do? This is a big question that is raging
through Christianity today and has been ever since the beginning.
says in Galatians, ‘If a man be overtaken in a fall, ye that are
spiritual restore such a one, back in the Spirit.’ Who was the first
man who was taken in a fall? Adam. Who is going to come along that
is spiritual and is going to restore Adam? Jesus. So what that is
talking about is first of all, Jesus restoring Adam and those of
us who were in Adam, but then it goes on to say, ‘know this that
every man is going to have to bear his own burden’. So what He did
for you was a restoration work that you could not do while
you were still in that fall; Jesus had to do that. But now, you
are going to bear your own burden. Because then it goes on to say,
‘God is not going to be mocked.’ Whatsoever Jesus sowed,
that shall you reap? No! No! No! Whatsoever Adam sowed,
that shall you also reap? No! No! No! So you find yourself in this
position that ‘whatsoever you sow, that
shall you also reap’!
problem with the religious structure in Israel is that it starts
out in Passover where you are reaping where somebody else sowed!
Passover starts in the barley harvest; it starts at the end of the
planting season. It gives us a picture of a substitutionary offering
that had to come first in order to get us into a position where
we could actually start sowing.
had two years; they had a planting year that started
at the same time of the Feast of Tabernacles and they had
a religious year that ended at the same time
as the Feast of Tabernacles. The interesting thing about the religious
year was that it was an “in part” year. You will find that in the
beginning of the year, which was Passover, and the ending of the
year, which was Tabernacles, it was “in part” year for it had only
seven months. How many months are in the year? Twelve! That twelve-month
year is an overshadowing year of the seven-month year and it is
a year that has government in it. That year starts
with planting and starts with what is called the
the Feast of Trumpets, which is in Tabernacles, all new covenants
start in the Feast of Trumpets. In Old Testament Israel and New
Testament Israel, all new covenants start in the Feast of Trumpets—the
former rain—planting—the Day of Atonement—the Feast of Tabernacles.
Jesus came, He came to proclaim the ‘acceptable year’. We have two
years: we have the planting year and we have the religious
year. One of these is going to be acceptable and the other
year is not. (I am presenting this for your consideration.)
you go back before Jesus Christ came and you look at how time is
measured, every society measured the twelve-month of months the
same way. It didn’t matter if you were Egyptians, Babylonians, Chaldeans,
Hittites, Amorites—they all measured the same way; what do you think
they measured that twelve-month time period from? How do you think
they measured it? They measured it all from the planting
cycles. That is why when Jesus shows up on the scene, Israel, Egypt
and everybody else is celebrating the beginning of the year at the
beginning of planting, which is at the beginning of the Feast of
Trumpets, which is where all new covenants come in; where it all
do you think they measured the years? They were guessing when Jesus
would show up so they said it was 444 B.C. How is it that they measured
the years? Every society measured their years by their kings; second
year of King Josiah, fourth year of Pharaoh, etc. This is significant
because until Jesus Christ comes, no matter what civilization you
went into, they were all measuring their time based upon their
king. So you could actually have several different civilizations:
the Babylonians, the Egyptians, the Chaldeans, the “you name them”,
and they all have different years! “What year is this?” “It’s the
sixth year of Pharaoh.” “No it’s not! It’s the fourth year of Xerxes!”
“No it’s not! It’s the seventh year of the King!”
that all changed when the King of kings and the Lord of lords came
into this earth, because He is going to change all the time and
it is going to be measured from Him and God says, “And I dare you
to stop it!” So when Jesus came into this world, it is a miracle—miracle
of miracles! Now all of a sudden, the whole world—doesn’t matter
what civilization you are—doesn’t matter if you are Chinese, Japanese;
you still might have such a thing as “this is the year of The Fox”,
but everybody knows this is what year it is because it’s all measured
by the King of kings! Now everything is going to be dated from Him!
Not only forward, but also backwards!
You go to the religious expositors
and they are trying to change the B.C. and A.D. They are trying to
change it; they are doing everything. C.C.E. or C.E. Wait a minute;
it’s Before Christ, B.C. and After Christ, A.D. (Anno
Year of Our Lord).
when Jesus came, all time is going to change, including all structure
that Israel had in their understanding of the Feasts; all that is
going to change as well! He is coming in to proclaim the ‘acceptable
year’ of the Lord where you can actually get into Galatians and
fulfill Galatians where you can now sow to the Spirit.
the Feast of Tabernacles is actually going to end the religious
year, which it actually does, and it’s going to begin you on a new
and living way, because how many things does Jesus make new when
He comes in our lives? He makes all things new!
is going to start us on a new and living way now where we are actually
going to get into this twelve-month planting cycle where we can
actually start sowing to the Spirit and He is going to start working
this thing where He opens this up to a new year. When He does this,
He opens up Jubilee, He opens up forgiveness of sins, He opens up
the other two Sabbaths because in the Feast of Tabernacles, there
are two more Sabbaths. (We just read that.) There will
be a Sabbath on the first day and a Sabbath on the last day.
Sabbath on the last day is going to speak to the Year of Jubilee
that when we come into the actual possession of it, is going to
get us into our possession, which is in the resurrection! But the
first Sabbath that we have to come into is the one we were talking
about where we need to get everything released out of this old creation
life and our relationship with one another.
in Isaiah 61, He says:
61:1(a) The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord
hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent
me to bind up the brokenhearted,
you know what binding up the brokenhearted is? That’s healing! That
is ‘by His stripes you are healed’! And what is He healing? The
heart! What really needed to be healed in man? The heart!
When you got born again, how many of you were healed? Everybody
can raise your hand! Even if you didn’t have a natural sickness,
you can raise your hand because ‘by His stripes, ye were
healed’! In Peter, ‘by His stripes you were healed’ is referring
to a scripture in the Old Testament, ‘by His stripes you are
healed’; when He actually shows up, ‘by His stripes, you were
is coming to heal the brokenhearted! We had a death in Adam; when
He healed us, we were saved from so great a death; He was able to
heal the brokenhearted as we come to Him because the Spirit of God
is on Him and He has anointed Him first to bring healing—to heal
61:1(b) to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of
the prison to them that are bound;
is proclaiming liberty to the captives? Opening the prisons, where
do you see that? Did we read where there is a day which trumps all
other days? The Year of Jubilee!
you go and study this out, the Year of Jubilee even trumps that
other one where people wanted to stay in their prisons! The Year
of Jubilee trumps it all! It’s one thing to open the prison,
it’s another thing to come out ! There is a real possibility
that He could open the prison and people would want to stay there.
He came to open the prison.
Year of Jubilee takes place on the Day of Atonement. When Jesus
Christ came, He came to fulfill the Day of Atonement. Do we all
recognize today that we have the Atonement? Do you believe that?
Read it in Romans: ‘We therefore joy because we have the Atonement.’
we have the Atonement now, He has opened a new and living way and
He has actually opened the prison doors. So He performed the Jubilee
the Year of Jubilee happens, it is not necessarily the day in which
you will go in to possess the possession. You have a whole year
to do this—the whole year. That is why it is called the ‘acceptable
year’. We start the acceptable year of the Lord when we get seed
delivered to us by the Sower. That is where we started, because
of the Atonement. ‘Therefore we joy because we have the Atonement.’
He gets us in a position where we can actually start sowing to the
Spirit because all of you that were born in Egypt; “ I want
you to remember that God brought you together with other branches
(sticks)”, and the first place we come to on this journey
is the Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles is the beginning
of our experience! What it does is, it ends
the religious experience, if you have eyes to see—if
you can see what He actually did. He brought you on a way in which
He is actually giving you an understanding of these two Sabbaths
where if you will get freed from all the things that are in you,
He is now going to bring you into an understanding so that you can
actually possess the land—you can actually win Christ, as Philippians
recognized something; we have not apprehended yet! We have not yet
entered into that rest, but that rest was made available to us in
do we have the Atonement that was able to get us on a way in which
we could start sowing to the Spirit? Yes! When we do that, we are
coming into something that is called the ‘former rain’. Did you
ever see the ‘former rain’ and the ‘latter rain’ in Scripture?
Latter Rain Movement was saying, “This is the day of the latter
rain.” Is latter rain in Passover or is it in Tabernacles? The latter
rain is in Passover. The latter rain was the rain that came to finish
off the crop—finish off the fruit—finish off the firstfruits—that’s
the latter rain. So if this is the latter rain, we are coming into
sure makes a mess of our understanding; how does this work? Jesus
Christ came and He put an end to religion. When do you think that
God is going to pass over us eternally? Was it when He died on the
cross or will it be in resurrection? Resurrection! So is Passover
a past event or is it a future event? If you see it from a religious
standpoint, it’s a past event; if you see it from a spiritual standpoint,
it’s a future event! The Marriage Supper of the Lamb is a future
event where we are going to eat a peace offering with Him in the
Kingdom; we are all going to eat it together!
you realize something today? The Passover Lamb is not a sin offering;
the Passover Lamb is a peace offering . If an
offering came that could take away sins, then the offerings would
cease. That offering was the Passover Lamb going from Passover into
can eat the sin offering that can actually take away sin and reconcile
the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies? Nobody. Jesus Christ had
to do that Himself. When He did that, He brought in the Day of Atonement
that could actually set us on a way in which we could find ourselves
in a position where now you are going
to reap where you sowed.
former rain is the rain that comes to soften the ground so that
you can receive seed. The former rain is in Tabernacles. In the
Middle East, they do all their sowing and planting in the winter
months because it is so hot in the summer that nothing can grow.
We have this Western mentality and think that everything that happens
in the world happens like it does in the West, so a lot of the scriptures
don’t make any sense to us.
the scriptures talk about the snow and the treasures that are in
the snow, the snow is the latter rain that comes on the end of the
winter on top of the mountain, then when it starts getting warm,
the snow melts and comes down and finishes off the crop; that is
the latter rain. We are in the days of the latter rain because it
is God finishing this thing off.
Passover that can actually bring you into the eternal is yet to
come. That is why when John saw the Lamb, he saw Him in the end
as He had been slain from the beginning. “I was up on the mountain
and there He is, the Lamb!”
you get this understanding in the right way and you see what Jesus
came to do—to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord—He is the
King of kings and Lord of lords Who came into this earth and everything
is going to change; all things are become new!
natural Israel does not celebrate the first of the year in Passover;
they celebrate it in Tabernacles—they celebrate it in Trumpets;
that is the beginning of the year for natural Israel today. They
changed right after Jesus Christ came. The carnal people of God
see it a lot faster than the spiritual people of God!
to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison
to them that are bound; 2(a) To proclaim the acceptable year
of the Lord,
is when Jesus stood on the top of the high hill at the end of the
Feast of Tabernacles and He proclaimed, “If any man thirst let him
come to Me, for out of your belly is going to start flowing rivers
of living water!” It was about to come in; He was about to bring
in a new beginning—a new year—He was going to put an end to the
“in part” religious realm that appears to work on a substitutionary
offering of Jesus Christ to get us in a position where now we can
which offering do you think you are going to be eternally saved,
by a substitutionary offering or the offering up of yourself as
a living sacrifice? This is the question that gets posed to us because
the religious system appears correct because it starts off with
was listening to Brother Sam Fife just recently and it was his word
on our willingness to lay our Christ life down—concerning taking
Isaac up the mountain and all of that. He said that one of the things
that the Baptist Church has never really understood was that when
Jesus Christ came and He offered up the sacrifice that could actually
take away the sins of the world, God did away with substitutionary
offerings. I found this interesting that Brother Sam said this.
He said, ‘No more is God going to be accepting substitutionary offerings.
God is looking for the offering of yourself.’
Jesus brought a sin offering that could actually cleanse you and
reconcile you back to God, you were in no position to offer yourself,
so He had to keep a religious structure in place that had, as its
foundation, a substitutionary offering. You can no way diminish
the substitutionary offering of Jesus Christ. He did something that
nobody else could do; He was the only one that could do it! He did
it all by Himself!
is why when Jesus is talking about the Passover, He does not mention
the Lamb; He only mentions the bread and the wine. What happened
to the Lamb? Paul in Hebrews said, “That Lamb was Jesus who went
outside the camp, was burned in a fiery ordeal called the cross.
He then took His blood in before the throne because that Passover
Lamb just went into Atonement. He was the Lamb that could actually
take away the sins of the world. ‘Behold the Lamb that can take
away the sins of the world!’
He does that and He makes a reconciliation, He makes all things
new and now He is going to start us on a new way; we are not saved
anymore from substitutionary offerings!
you continue to see that Passover is the beginning of our experience
and Tabernacles is the end of our experience, you will be trusting
in the work of another Man—substitutionary! We and the scholars
of all ages like to wrestle the scriptures to our own destruction!
God found us, we were reaping where Adam sowed and we didn’t like
that very much and thank God that He got us out of a position where
we were reaping where Adam sowed; however, they go to a substitutionary
offering with Jesus Christ and say, “Now we are reaping where Jesus
yes, we are reaping where Jesus sowed, but He didn’t do that so
that we could reap eternally where He sowed. He did that
so that we could reap where we sow! If
you still see Passover as the beginning and Tabernacles at the end,
what you will say is that there is still a Day of Atonement coming!
there remain any sacrifice for sin? No! ‘This man, by one offering,
sat down forever.’ ‘Now where there is remission of these, there
is no more offering for sin.’
there any more offerings that need to be offered? Yes! Yourself!
Are you offering yourself dead or are you offering yourself living?
Living! Who made that available to you? Jesus Christ did through
a substitutionary offering!
that He did that, He did away with religion and He just started
you on the Feast of Tabernacles; this is the beginning of your experience
and the first place you came out of and as the children of Israel
were dwelling in booths with one another—living branches come together—that
Man picking up sticks to make us into a holy habitation! They killed
that man that was picking up sticks on the Sabbath in the Old Testament;
they killed the same Man that it was talking about, because He was
picking up sticks on the Sabbath. Now He has made all things new
and He has put all that away and He has given us a new and living
way where we can actually offer ourselves as a living sacrifice,
holy and acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service!
know that I am giving you a lot of information here, but that is
why when you go into the planting year, the third month of the planting
year is a feast called the Feast of Lights that answers to the Pentecost
Feast in the religious year. Pentecost opened up to us the light
of the Spirit of God in the Holy Place. The Feast of Lights opens
up to us the Spirit of God in the Holy Place where now He is lighting
our way. That Feast of Lights that He brings us into is so that
we can now continue on our journey.
we are coming to a time when—( I don’t know if you have noticed
this) —God is pouring out understanding like He hasn’t
poured out in a long time that I have ever seen!
is because now is the time of the latter rain! It was there as snow,
but now the Spirit of God is melting it and it’s coming and trickling
down for all of those who have yielded themselves to that Sabbath
that we came out of where everything is being released and we are
finding a rest in it so that we can love one another and live with
that they might be one as God and I are one!’ Jesus made that available
to all of us. He did it on the cross on the Day of Atonement and
started us on a way in which we can do this.
we fulfilling what He came to do? You are now in the acceptable
year! You are now in the acceptable year! He
desires to eat of this in the Kingdom with us, so that in the end,
the last sacrifice of all these sacrifices is the peace offering.
The peace offering everybody gets to eat! That is why it started
off with the peace offering and it ends with the peace offering.
‘The end of this man is peace.’ We will all eat of it together.
God is finishing a work that He started.
long as we have the principles—if you are still holding anything
in your heart today, if you still have some darkness that God wants
you to get rid of, this is an operation that the Spirit of God
wants to work on with you! T his is not an automatic given
by the Baptism of the Holy Spirit!
Church thought the Baptism of the Holy Spirit was given for external
miracles and signs. Those of us that have understanding realize
that the Baptism of the Spirit was given that we might have power
to get rid of all this stuff; that we can actually hear the Spirit
so that we might cleanse ourselves.
is an interesting thing when you get into the book of Ezekiel; it
does not mention Pentecost. It mentions Passover and Tabernacles.
Why did God eliminate Pentecost? It was because God was going to
change it all. He is going to reverse it all; He was going to get
us into a place where we are walking in a year that Jesus opened
up for us where we can actually do this thing.
He is saying that the Holy Spirit has been given to all those who
obey Him. If you obey Him, ‘Whither shall a young man cleanse his
way? By taking heed unto His word’. Now that you have the Spirit
of God, not only do you have His word, but you have the power to
do it! Whose hand did He put it in to exercise that power? Ours!
God, let Your Spirit continue to cleanse us! See if there be any
wicked way in me!” I used to think that was a dangerous prayer;
it probably still is, but until that prayer rises up in you, you
are not going to get there!
the Year of Jubilee—at the end of this thing—we possess the land!
Once the land is possessed by the Saints of God, then they are going
to perform another liberty because the whole creation is still in
the bondage of corruption waiting to be set free into the same liberty.
He wants the rest of creation to experience the same Sabbath that
we have! What a tremendous rest there is in this Sabbath! Amen!