OUR JULY ISSUE ENDED SORT OF ABRUPTLY, SO WE ARE STARTING THIS ISSUE WITH THE LAST SEVEN LINES OF THAT ISSUE.
Let me tell you what kind of crown you will have. 1st Corinthians 9:25 says we will have an incorruptible crown. Let us read that. Start in verse 24. “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.” If you are just going to wear a gold crown on your head, it is corruptible, because it says they have a corruptible crown. Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. They do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. “It is for the prince; (You say well that prince is Jesus. How could that prince be Jesus, when it plainly says that this prince has children, in chapter 46, sons?) the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the Lord; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.” He is the only one that can do that. It shall be opened for him. God does not need a gate closed, or He does not need one opened, because He is the King of the earth, the One created this whole thing. “Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.” The glory of the Lord filled the house. Do you think you can box God into a little house, into a sanctuary, or a manmade building? It is His glory. Let me tell you what kind of crown you will have. 1st Corinthians 9:25 says we will have an incorruptible crown. Let us read that. Let us start in verse 24. “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.” If you are just going to wear a gold crown on your head, it is corruptible, because it says they have a corruptible crown. Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. They do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. “I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.” Let us go to 1st Thessalonians 2:18-20. “Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again: but Satan hindered us. For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? (Crown of rejoicing.) Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? For ye are our glory and joy.” There he is talking about a crown of rejoicing. Now let us go back to Ezekiel, in verse 4. “Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord: and I fell upon my face.” He did not see any person, he saw the glory of God. “And the Lord said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the Lord, and all the laws thereof; (He is telling him to hear all the ordinances of the house of the Lord and all the laws.) and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.” He is telling him to take instructions. In other words he is saying, look, mark what you see going on. Do you think you are going to receive a crown? Sure, but a crown of the glory of the Lord. You are not going to have to wear something on your head to distinguish who you are. When John met Jesus, he did not look upon him to distinguish who he was, because he had a crown on him. He said, behold the Lamb of God. When Peter, James and John went up on the mountain with Him there in Matthew 17:1, after He had been in the wilderness to be tempted, then He goes with Peter, James and John, and when He did, His clothes became white as the light. Do you think that would not distinguish who He was? Do you think it is not going to distinguish who you are, living with normal people like we look today, and have a white robe on? Jesus had a glistening white robe on. That is what you are going to wear. Do you think that is literal? I do. Sure we have a robe of righteousness, but whenever Jesus comes back on that white horse, what are you going to be wearing? “And thou shalt say to the rebellious, (Even in that hour, many are going to be rebellious. It is not the sheep people, it is their offspring. Anybody that goes into the Millennium that are sheep people, they are going to be sheep people all the way through. Those Jews of Revelation 12, when they come out on the other side, and they go back to Israel, they are going to be people that are righteous all the way through.) even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations, In that ye have brought into my sanctuary (he is talking about then) strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer me bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations. And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.” Then he goes back to the future house. “Thus saith the Lord God; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel. And the Levites that are gone away far from me.” Now he begins to talk about the Levites that went astray back in Bible times. They will never receive the glory that should be due unto them. God does not forget. But it said the sons of Zadok, they shall minister in His sanctuary. Then in chapter 45, it begins to tell the measurement of the city of the sanctuary and all. Then he goes on down and begins to talk of the offerings and everything that are to be kept. “And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on the other side of the oblation of the holy portion, and of the possession of the city, before the oblation of the holy portion, and before the possession of the city, from the west side westward, and from the east side eastward: and the length.” He goes ahead to tell the length. In verse 8, “In the land shall be his possession in Israel: and my princes (which is his sons) shall no more oppress my people; and the rest of the land shall they give to the house of Israel according to their tribes. Thus saith the Lord God; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord God. Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, (which is measurements) and a just bath.” This is also a measurement. I want to go down a little ways here to verse 15. “And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fast pastures of Israel; for a meat offering, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to make reconciliation for them, saith the Lord God. All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the prince in Israel. And it shall be the prince’s part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the Sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.” That is in the Millennium. The prince will do that in the Millennium. It is not Jesus. Jesus is ruling in that heavenly Bride part, just as John sees Him. You see the Bride in chapter 21 and 22. She is in a heavenly setting over this entire earth. She is still ruling, she is still reigning, but it talks about kings in Revelation 22. It talks about her being over kings and how the leaves of the tree of life, that is what it is talking about, the tree of life, the leaves of the tree of life are for the healing of the nation. That is shed forth by the Bride. That is the Holy Ghost, not just dwelling with the Bride people, but dwelling in Bride people. People want to sing these songs, Jesus is my co-captain, if He is your co-captain, He is not in you. He had better be our captain. If you have the Holy Ghost today, you have a right to every promise that God left for those who truly believe. When are we going to learn that we have a portion in all of this? When we learn who we are, and I am not bragging, I am not boasting, when we learn who we are, we will see ourselves like they saw themselves in Acts, 2, 3 and 4. There is no devil that will be able to stand before us and defy us. We are possessors of something he does not have. We are possessors of the Spirit of God, when we have Him dwelling in us. He is alive this morning, He is not sitting out here some place on a side road, waiting until service is over, then I will come and heal you after service is over, then we invite Him in to let Him heal us, then He goes back outside. No, that is the wrong way to look at this. He is with you and in you this morning. What is that song, Jesus is keeping me alive. He is keeping me alive. They print a little paper that comes out every month, It is Ford News. I did not know it, but I had a cousin that had died. He was seventy some years old, who had retired from Ford. He was a good person. But brothers and sisters, being a good person is not sufficient for salvation. I did not know he had died until I saw it in that paper. You are my people. Jesus looked at the disciples and He rebuked them at times, mostly Peter, but He said, you are my friends, I am going to tell you what I am going to do. He said, you are not strangers, you are friends, and friends tell each other what they are going to do. He is talking to us this morning. If He is shut out, it is only because we have shut Him out. If there is unbelief in our heart’s, we have let the devil fool us. Don’t let him fool with your mind, because the Bible tells me, rebuke the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8, Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. If you have that in you to rebuke him, you do it. He has no right to fool around with God’s people and put doubt in their hearts. They will be doing these various things in commemoration of what has already happened, because those that go into the Millennium, they are going to have to be reminded of what was done for them, as a reminder of what salvation was for. That little lamb that was brought there will be a memory of what was done for them, He that sat upon the throne as the intercessor. Because He then will be ruling and reigning as John saw Him in chapter 5, when he first looked. He was expecting the Lion of the tribe of Judah, that is what He will be then. But John saw a lamb because He was interceding. He will no longer be interceding. Get the picture while He is still interceding this morning. The Bible tells you about adding this and this, and then it says to add to all of these hope, and hope makes us not ashamed. I hope today that we are getting a picture of the coming events of our rulership and our reign with Christ.
WE SHALL CROWN HIM?
PREACHED 4-14-13 PM
I always want to be sensitive enough to the Spirit of God to let Him lead in a service, because what I have to say can go on for another service when need be. I will not forget it, because it is something implanted inside me. I have a couple more scriptures to add on to what we already have. I know there are a lot of scriptures there, but Matthew 19:27-28 and 1st Corinthians 6:1-4 is added on today. When Paul wrote his revelation that comes in the book of Hebrews, he said that we are among an innumerable company of angels. I know, in the 11th chapter of Hebrews it says, talking about the things that the people suffered, this is not a part of my scriptures, it says in verse 37 that they were stoned, sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented, of whom the world was not worthy. The world is not worthy. They wandered in deserts and in mountains, in dens and caves of the earth, these all having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise. The promise of the Son of God had not yet come. For God, having provided some better things for us, that they, without us, should not be made perfect. So he puts himself and those that believe, in a category with people that have been slain, have been tempted, and says, that without us, they could not be made perfect, because the promise had not yet come. The promise of God’s Redeemer had not come yet. It was only alive in the hearts of the people. He went ahead to say, wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us. He is talking to saints of God. That thing that you are struggling to overcome, he is saying to you, lay it aside, don’t think upon it. When you see or feel a temptation that has gotten a hold of you at times, lay it aside, don’t let it rule over you, don’t let it be a part of your life, because the more we resist the devil, the less trouble we will have from him. Resist the devil and he will flee from you, that cannot be true, some will say, but it has to be the truth. Lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset you, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. He is not talking to sinners, he is talking to saints, because the first verses I read will tell you that. But he tells you the answer here, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is sit down at the right hand of the throne of God. Every priest that ministered in the court of God’s house, every priest that ministered, and the high priest that ministered, stood as they offered those offerings, and as they went about to do the daily work, and the high priest, as he did the work he was supposed to do, they stood, showing it had not been completed. But Jesus, showing that the work was completed, sat down, because it shows the whole thing had been surrendered. He sat down then to make intercession, sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. So He sat in His mediatorial throne. The throne He sat in was not something made by man. It was something provided by God. I want us to go back to Ezekiel. You may think that this is as though the Jews did not have hope, but they did. But they had to go through the same ordeal they did when they were under the Law, because this is a remembrance. Now the Gentiles in the Gentile nations during the Millennium, only have to go to Jerusalem once a year, but the Jews, it was a weekly thing with them. But at the feast of tabernacles, every nation, the leadership of every nation will have to go to Jerusalem once a year to be a partaker of that. I am not saying that every man and boy, because there would be no way that everybody could do that. But it is designated for the leadership of the world, to show obedience, because that is the only feast that has not been fulfilled yet, the feast of tabernacles will be the last one, and that will be during the Millennium, showing that the little booth that the Jews build today is over. You will see that in the 14th chapter of the book of Zechariah. We were talking about the prince this morning, that will be sitting in the gate. Only the prominent were permitted to sit in the gate, to judge, because that was the one that was going to be a partaker of taking care of the problems that the natural man has to give an account of. We are going to get to some things tonight that will answer some of the questions on the problems, or some of the things that I am bringing up. I am going to go back to that 15th verse again of chapter 45 chapter. “And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred.” That was what their gift was to be, whenever they commemorated the Christ that had already suffered. This is something that they must remember, because they are not just going to jump from this age to that age, the people that are both, without knowing what has taken place on their behalf, so that they can be a part of the heavenly kingdom, when the Millennium is over. This will be done all throughout the Millennium, until the Millennium is over. Then after that, every living being that goes through the Millennium, every living being, even though there will be many that will still be in the natural body, will have eternal life, there will be no deaths in that eternal age. Because it says in Revelation 21 that death is destroyed. We will go to that in a minute. “And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of Israel: for a meat offering, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to make reconciliation (Reconciliation is atonement, it is just as much required during that time, as it will be whenever the Jews begin to offer sacrifice again, when the temple is being built. Because it is something to look back on, what has been done for them. Even the sheep people will not know all of that.) for them, saith the Lord God. All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the prince in Israel. And it shall be the prince’s part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, (Whenever they come together, they were to have three feasts. This was the beginning, and then they added different ones. They added many that the Bible did not even speak of.) and in the new moons, and in the Sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.” For the house of Israel, not for the Gentile people, for the house of Israel. But when I read the scripture, Jesus is to be ruler over all the earth. Are you seeing a picture here in this? “Thus saith the Lord God; In the first month, in the first day of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary.” See? All this is being done by men, priests. They are to cleanse the sanctuary. Jesus is not to do this, it is the prince on those natural subjects ,those that are under him. “And the priest (singular) shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court. And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every one that erreth, (Did you get that? For every one that erreth. The devil is tied at this time, but then there is that inherited spirit in man, because it even talks about the rebellious. We know that there is death in the Millennium, because of disobedience.) and for him that is simple: (the simple minded) so shall ye reconcile the house. In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.” There you go again with the same thing, with the passover, and this is a commemoration of what has already been done. You will see in the 12th chapter, the woman there, that she is more or less standing on the moon, and the sun is upon her head with twelve stars. She has done passed over the Old Testament offerings, as far as for sin is concerned, now she is looking back at what was done for her at Calvary. The Jews still do not recognize that, and I am afraid of any Jew that says they are a Christian, because usually, if they say they are a Christian, they have been brought in by the trinity people, and not of those who know that God is ONE, and not three persons. But one of these days, that which they are holding now, the orthodox Jew, not every orthodox Jew, but the real orthodox Jew, you cannot put a trinity over on him. Just as Bro. Turner was talking this morning, there is no such thing, never was and never will be, any such thing as Jesus being in heaven, and the three of them decide which one will come to earth and die. That is all Catholic originated, garbage. “And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bullock for a sin offering.” Prepare for himself and for all the people of the land, that is talking about the land of Israel, a bullock for a sin offering. “And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to the Lord, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily for a sin offering. And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a bullock, (an ephah is a measurement) and an ephah for a ram, and an hin (which is another measurement) of oil for an ephah. In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and according to the meat offering, and according to the oil.” What does that have to do with your message? It has a lot to do with it, because we are talking about rulership and who is going to be rulers. This is for the natural man. When we are looking at the Bride, we are looking at that heavenly Bride, which will come down to earth to rule and reign with Christ. As I wrote down that scripture there, 1st Corinthians 6, let us go there. “Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?” See? He is setting a pattern here. He said, dare you, that is the way he put it, dare you to go to the law, taking a matter that belongs to the saints. Dare any of you, I believe he put emphasis upon that word. He is not saying I dare you, he is saying, dare you, having a matter against another, go to the law before the unjust, and not before the saints. “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?” Where are they going to do this? In a man made judgment hall? What he is talking about? They are going to judge people as they come up from the grave, to stand before the Son of God. “And if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? (He is not going to take a worldly judgeship to judge angels. Why would he say that we shall judge angels? Because by that time we have lived in angelic conditions. Do you understand that? Because the Bible teaches us, when Jesus was talking to the Sadducees, when they were questioning Him about the relationship between a man and a woman, and you go down through seven men, and all of them have died, whenever they have all died, the Sadducees asked, whose wife will she be in the resurrection? They were questioning Him because they did not believe in the resurrection? Whose wife will she be in the resurrection? He said, “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” In the resurrection, when they shall rise, they shall be as the angels, so the Bride, during the Millennium, is going to be able to make judgements. They will, after the situation has been exhausted by mankind. That is when the Bride will sit to judge, not in an earthly throne because that is given to men, but in a heavenly setting. Because they know, and they are not judging according to looking at people. They are judging according to what they know. You know how it is in a judgeship. Here comes one, just like it was with Solomon, here comes two women. One has a dead child. I say this in reference to what I am saying, one of them has a dead child, the other has a living child. They began to say, this one that is living is mine. After it had not been resolved, Solomon had already asked for wisdom from God. So when they could not resolve it, he said bring me the child. Where is wisdom from? Where does the type of wisdom he had come from? It comes from God. It says angels encamp about the heirs of salvation. You do not necessarily see them, but they have been seen. You do not normally see them, but they are in our lives, because they were sent here for the heirs of salvation. I am sure they have made decisions for us. God did not just use them one time and set them aside. Now speaking of this situation, Solomon said, bring me a sword and I will settle this thing: I will divide it. When they did, the real mother of the child said, let her have it. The other one said, no, split it in two. He made a decision on that basis. Do you think he did not have help? The only thing then, it is going to be like it was in the beginning, the angelic beings and the saints of God are going to be together, because it said we would be as the angels of God in heaven. The angels of God helped Abraham make up his mind. They sure set by when Sarah laughed. The one said, why did Sarah laugh? God came into their life in angelic form. This was not a case of Jesus coming down because Abraham looked at the three sand said, my Lord. Lot looked at the other two and said, my lords. “Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life?” You may say, Well, I have the Holy Ghost. Sure you have, nobody is saying you do not, but God also uses angels. He could just have spoken to Mary, but that is not the way He works. Bro. William Branham had an angel that spoke to him for years. He never saw it. Finally it appeared to him when he was in a cave in Charlestown, Indiana. When it finally appeared to him, he recognized it was the voice that had spoken to him from that tree when he was a small child; and saw something like a whirlwind up there, and when it spoke to him, he said it was the same voice that always spoke to him. Then it manifested itself unto him. I say to each saint of God, there is an angel watching over you. “If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.” I want to go back to Ezekiel 46, starting in the 4th verse. “And the burnt offering that the prince shall offer unto the Lord in the Sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish, and a ram without blemish. And the meat offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the meat offering for the lambs as he shall be able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.” Even in that kingdom, everybody is not going to have the same because it said as he is able to give. (Pertaining to the mortals) We have already heard him talking about the simple, and we have heard him talking about different categories and now he is talking about the one that is able to give. “And the meat offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the meat offering for the lambs as he shall be able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah. (These are all measurements.) And in the day of the new moon it shall be a young bullock without blemish, and six lambs, and a ram: they shall be without blemish. And he shall prepare a meat offering, an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs according as his hand shall attain unto, and an hin of oil to an ephah. And when the prince shall enter, he shall go in by the way of the porch of that gate, and he shall go forth by the way thereof.” The same way, and only the prince can do that. Because he is representing the people in a way that he is without fault. “But when the people of the land shall come before the Lord in the solemn feasts, he that entereth in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that entereth in by the way of the south gate shall go forth by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go forth over against it.” As I said this morning, you do not go out the same way you came in, something has changed. That is a lesson for us, when we come to the Lord, we don’t keep doing the things that we were doing before, we must surrender those things unto Him and go away another way, a one hundred and eighty degree turn. I am not saying that you did not get something, I am saying what we have done in this hour, we have come through denominational systems, but we have got to get all of that out of our system, even people that were never in denominations, it has crept in, in one way or another, through our relationships with people that do not know any better. Is that right? We don’t just believe something because somebody else tells us it is the right way. The Bible says to search the scripture. “And the prince in the midst of them, when they go in, shall go in; and when they go forth, shall go forth. And in the feasts and in the solemnities the meat offerings shall be an ephah to a bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and to the lambs as he is able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.” What I am doing here, is showing you how Israel is going to be ruled in the Millennium, and they are going to have a prince over them that is a natural man among them. Because the Bride kingdom is setting over all this. Why do we make a study of the Bride in Revelation 21, and see what all the glories of it is, and then bring it to an earthly throne? I am not saying these things to hurt anybody, not at all. But I feel that this is a learning process for me, as well as for you, to let us know what we are going to be in the future, because as I said this morning, as I have said different times, and as Jesus said, come and learn of me, I am meek and lowly in spirit, and you will find rest for your souls. That is what we are after, the rest that the children of Israel could have had, coming out of Egypt into the promised land, but they did not enter into that rest because of unbelief. That was to be a rest for them. When we come from that denominational system into the truth of God’s Word, this is a rest to us because it is the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is our rest. You had your Oneness, the Assemblies of God and others, that come out of that speaking in tongues and all, but they never went any further than that. Then when they were so full, when you come into the early 1960’s, the Catholic Church from here to Canada, from Notre Dame to Canada, were speaking in tongues and it bumfuzzled peoples’ mind’s, how is this happening? It did kind of crowd your mind because we were still sitting on the edge of the denominational system. Many times these things sounded pretty good, but it was the devil that had entered in and God anointed them, Bro. Jackson even said that in the seals, 1962 and 1963, along in there, but it did not change a thing. It just made them worse. The Spirit of God will change you for the better, or it will make you a heretic. “Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary burnt offering or peace offerings voluntarily unto the Lord, one shall then open him the gate that looketh toward the east, and he shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, as he did on the Sabbath day: then he shall go forth; and after his going forth one shall shut the gate.” There is nobody else going out that gate, because this is the gate he sits in. “Thou shalt daily prepare a burnt offering unto the Lord of a lamb of the first year without blemish: thou shalt prepare it every morning.” There is going to be a lot of blood shed of little animals during the Millennium. “And thou shalt prepare a meat offering for it every morning, the sixth part of an ephah, and the third part of a hin of oil, to temper with the fine flour; a meat offering continually by a perpetual ordinance unto the Lord. Thus shall they prepare the lamb, and the meat offering, and the oil, every morning for a continual burnt offering. Thus saith the Lord God; if the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, the inheritance therefore shall be his sons’; (See? This is what I was wanting to get to. This is not Jesus: it is that Jewish prince.) it shall be their possession by inheritance. But if he give a gift of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his to the year of liberty; (or jubilee) afterward it shall return to the prince: but his inheritance shall be his sons’ for them. Moreover the prince shall not take of the people’s inheritance by oppression, (Do you think Jesus would take the peoples’ inheritance by oppression?) to thrust them out of their possession; but he shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession: that my people be not scattered every man from his possession.” It goes ahead to repeat the land that will be given unto the children of Israel, the length and the width, and the breadth of the temple, and of the city that surrounds the temple. So we see these things as we look in the scripture. There is one more scripture I want to go to before I close this. Matthew 19, let me go to verse 23. “Then said Jesus unto His disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When His disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Then answered Peter and said unto Him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His glory, (In the throne of His glory, that is what I was showing you this morning, what I had here this morning. When He sits on the throne of His glory.) ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Do you think that is going to be natural thrones? We have already gone over this part here in 44, 45 and 46. It will be matters unsolved, because the Bible says that we shall be kings and priests. But these are going to sit in the throne of His kingdom with Him. If I had time, I would go to Revelation 21 and show you their position in that Brides mansion, it gives them as twelve different stones, as the foundation of that city, and the stones that represent the twelve tribes of Israel. They are not going to sit upon twelve man made thrones, it is a heavenly setting. As Jesus said, ye shall be as the angels of God in heaven. There are no angels sitting on earthly thrones. But they will be judges in matters that cannot be settled by normal natural men. Because there can be a lot of problems when that kingdom starts, simply because they are dealing with natural men that do not know what we know. We are learning some of it now, as we go along, how we are to live and conduct our lives, because we are headed for a better kingdom than this. The Bride setting in Revelation 21 is not an earthly setting, but it is an earthly rule. Do you see the difference? Do you think you are going to be bound in one place? There are angels that have wings, but you will not have wings, and you will not need wings, because gravity will not be a factor then. I want to get to some other things in this, so I do not just surprise you and leave it there. I want to go into it with my eyes open and I want you to see it in the same way, I am not trying to pull anything over on anyone. As I said this morning, we are not going to live in some little man made mansion somewhere, but on the other side it was so beautiful that God gave John a revelation of something that was to come, so that if you do not put it in that manner, man could not understand it
WE SHALL CROWN HIM?
SERMON OF 4-21-13 AM
I have added two more scriptures to the chart, that are concerning the time we are living in now. These others are some future tense, but we know that everything has a climax to it. You do not just jump over what God is doing and say, we will wait until next week and we will see better. What He is doing now is going to be more of what He has already done, and still more to come that He has not done yet, I have to believe, that because God is a living God and His word is alive today, and He is dwelling within us, to enable us to comprehend, not only what He is going to do, but what He is doing now. I am not sitting on the side rails this morning, looking for a future of what He is going to do, I am sitting in the midst of what He is doing. I believe today, that the time is upon us, to where we are going to see the climax of what He is doing. All of this is just adding up to what the future is going to be for the Bride of Jesus Christ. I know you believe you are Bride people, and according to Matthew 24, the Bride will be gathered together where the carcase (fresh meat) is, because we are like the eagles: we will not feast on an old dead carcase. I believe I am looking at God’s little eaglets this morning, that are growing to become eagles in the time to come, to where you are going to be able to take wings and fly, fly unto a place of refuge where there is no end. In thinking, concerning eternity, it is beyond my comprehension to be able to look beyond time, but there is that time that is coming and if you have the Holy Ghost, you have a part of it right now. If you have the Holy Ghost, you have a part of God dwelling in you, because the Holy Ghost is God’s Spirit. It is how God’s Spirit works in the hearts and minds of His people. Jesus said it could not come unless He went away, because God works in unison with His word. His word mapped out how Jesus would come, it mapped out what would bring it to that point about Abraham. Then it has mapped out what will be for the time we are living in now. We are living in Bible days. If this is not the fulfilling of the Word of God, I don’t know what it is. That is the reason I say we are living in Bible times. The book of Acts never has been finished. The letters that Paul wrote never did die, or Peter, James, John, nor Jude. All of that goes together, for God to deal with a man named John in the book of Revelation. He gave Peter the keys to the kingdom, which he used on the day of Pentecost, as he stood there to answer their question, “Men and brethren, what must we do? Acts 2:38, God had given him the keys, which was the revelation of what he stood and proclaimed to them. Then later, he was the one to introduce the gospel message to the Gentiles. Acts, chapter 10, But he was not the one God chose to be the apostle to the Gentiles. God had chosen the apostle Paul, to be the apostle to the Gentiles. Nevertheless, it was Peter that opened the gate of understanding to them. This all came about by the working of the Holy Ghost, which Jesus said, you cannot have unless I go away first. He went away, and He has been making intercession for us until this day, to help us to be able to not only have our prayers answered, but have our understanding opened to spiritual realities Today, we are very much in the time when God is working through His ministry, to open the scripture for our understanding of truth, and I have to believe that to be so for all that are called to be Bride saints. Because if we are not living in that time, then as Paul said, I know that I am most miserable because I have taught that we are, and I have heard taught that we are. But we are further down the road today than we were eight or ten years ago. God is giving us more understanding, but there are a lot that have shut the door to any further revelation. They believe there is going to be seven thunders utter their voices, and so do I, but think about this, what is God going to reveal to His true Church before that time? You are not just going to ease through life, then God lets you hear seven thunders that will tell you all that the Bride needs to know. No brothers and sisters, we are still working on that perfection of Ephesians 4, and all that is being revealed in this hour of time, is a compiling of things that lead up to what we are waiting for. He will open the door to each revelation as it serves His purpose to do so. As I said, I have added scripture this morning, that I did not have up there before. I do not have a slide for them, but I want to look at them now. Look at what came to me yesterday, that I added this morning, the 5th chapter of the book of 1st Thessalonians, the first four verses. “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, (and sisters) ye have no need that I write unto you.” Why would he say that, you have no need that I write unto you? It was because he had already told them. Listen to what he says. “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.” The day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. We are in the beginning of that day. But he said that we should not be surprised. “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” I get different things through the mail, and they also call me on the telephone, and they really do aggravate me on the phone, all these telemarketers, and they know when to call you, just when you get busy, especially at supper time. Many of them, you cannot even understand, but you had better be careful how you answer them. They must be hired out from some country that cannot speak English. They expect you to understand them. I just tell them, I cannot understand you. After that, I hang up. It is this one and that one, the police force, state police, firemen, all this and much, much more. One time there was someone hit the back of my car and I had to go to the police station at Sellersburg, to get a copy of the report. When I did that, I started to leave and I thought, I want to ask this woman something. I asked her, this state police fund that we get these calls about, how much do you all actually get out of that? She said, we do not back it, because we get very little out of it. That is what she said, we get very little out of it. So if they get very little, then I will give less, less than very little. I don’t try to be hard hearted on these things, but I am just telling you what was told to me, because I wanted to know. There are so many people that call you, the Red Cross, the Blue Cross, the White Cross, just over and over and over, wanting donations, just like these television broadcasts of so many preachers. They want you to send your money in because the sooner they get it, the sooner you get your miracle. If it is based on things like that, I don’t want it. I know I need miracles and I have seen miracles, and I have received miracles, but I didn’t buy any one of them. God never did say, I will heal you, if you pay me. No, He said, I have the cattle on a thousand hills, and He owns the hills. But it is just over and over and over, in that manner, in the day that we are living in. It says here in the 3rd verse, when they shall say peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them as travail upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape. What is he talking about? A woman that is expecting a child, does not have just one contraction. When I see what is going on in this nation, I see contractions. What happened Monday in Boston, that is all you hear, you don’t hear about the people in Texas when the fourteen were killed, and two hundred injured. No, it was a sporting event up there in Boston, which is what peoples’ minds are interested in. The closer the birth comes for that child, the more contractions there are. As I look at that scripture this morning, I can see the things that are happening are going to be more numerous as time passes. When people brag and say, next year this event is going to be bigger and better, I just have to say, the devil has a lot of quivers in his arsenal. Sure it is something that the devil does, but it is also something God allows. When Israel got so bad, (I was reading about Israel in 2nd Kings.) When Elisha looked at what was happening in the Israeli government, he went, as God had told him, to the king or the captain of the army of Samaria, or of Moab. He went to the captain there, and when he did, he then began to cry and weep. He said, this man had come to have him pray for the king, his captain had. And Elisha began to pray. As he began to weep, he wept because he saw what the man he was talking to, would do to Israel. He said, I see you that you are going to become king, and when you do, you are going to kill the Israeli people and rip the women open that are with child. He more or less told him in common language today, and said, you are crazy, I would never do that. But this was the determination of God, because God was going to teach Israel a lesson. When he got through talking to him, he went to the house of the king. Elisha told him to tell him that he was going to get well, but said he is not. He went in there and wet a big blanket and put it over the king’s head and killed him. Then he began to butcher the children of Israel, just as the prophecy had said, he began to butcher them. You read on down when it comes to the end of his life and all, Hazel’s life, Israel had ten chariots and a hundred horses, and six thousand troops. An army that used to, years ago, reach into the millions. Now you could stand and look over them and count them, because God had said so. God said the nation that forgets me will be turned into hell. Here the leadership of this country is exactly like Israel’s leadership was, back at that time. How can this nation ever stand against what is coming upon it, without bloodshed. Ever since the Civil War, all the wars have been out of this country. But now they have let so many of these people in, that are out to destroy this nation, that they don’t know where they are. They cannot count them and they cannot find them because they do not believe, when something is told to them. Even Russia warned them of this older boy two years ago. They warned that he was out for no good, the Russian leader, Putin, did, a godless man from a godless nation, warned the president, warned the FBI and they look into the man’s life and said we cannot find anything. He goes just a few months back, he goes to Chechyna, back to where he is from and there he trains for six months to attack this nation. His brother, that they caught yesterday, became a citizen of this country 9-11-2012. Contractions, they are going to get more numerous. Don’t look for this to be the end, there is going to be more and more. The Bible says there would be earthquakes in diverse places. Look at China, they just had one there five years ago that killed ninety thousand in the same area. Now they don’t know how many are killed. There will also be famines. As you look into Africa, places of that nature, you see famines, pestilence. These are contractions that Jesus spoke about. There will be more and more and more, on up until the time when Israel gets her inherited land back. Here is another scripture I want us to look at, Luke 21:25. “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” That will be at the end after the tribulation. But he said, when these things begin to come to pass, then look up. Don’t look after this world and what is going on, because it is going to be numerous. It said it would be numerous in those days. Lift up your heads, that is talking about straightening your shoulders. Don’t let the things you see coming get you down. I am not talking about being happy about it or rejoicing about it, but when you see these things begin to come to pass, it says to lift up your heads for your redemption draweth nigh, when they begin to come to pass. Maybe I should not say this because I do not support Christian television, but I did see something, it has been on different channels, and is called, the blood moons. These are all in relationship to Israel. What we are talking about is the moon turning red like blood. The Bible speaks of it. This has happened three times in the last five hundred and some years. One of them was when Columbus discovered America. Columbus was a Jew. The next one, as I said, it is in relation with Israel always, the next one was in 1948 when Israel became a nation. The next one was in 1967 when Israel took the land they now have. That is only three in five hundred years, but there are supposed to be two in the fall of 2014 and two in the fall of 2015. I say if this be right, we are close to Israel getting her land back. There was one when Jesus was crucified. It has always been related to Israel. Brothers and sisters, it has been sixty five years, May 14th since Israel become a nation, and the Bible says that generation shall not pass. How close are we? I believe with all my heart and I am not predicting, I believe with all my heart by the fall of 2014 that something is going to happen in Israel. There will be other things before that. Are we ready? Are we looking up? Do we have our heads up or do we have our heads hanging down? He is saying, look up because your redemption is drawing nigh. That is a hope. I did not make a prediction, but I am saying I believe that it cannot last more than two and a half years. You might say, I am saying that Jesus is coming in two and a half years. I did not say that at all. Because Israel has to get her land back. Could it be? I am asking you that question, could it be? I believe that it is, but I will not predict it. I was noticing upstairs this morning while I was looking up one scripture, I was noticing because I could hear the things that were going on down here, it is getting to where Faith Assembly is arising. Young people are interested. It is too late to let our guards down. What if it don’t come by that time? I am still not dissatisfied. But things have got to end. There are just so many pains that a woman in travail has, because it has to end somewhere. What if it don’t happen then? I will still be standing here preaching the same message, get ready, because your redemption is near, whatever you think about what I am saying, your redemption is getting nigh. We are living on the edge of something happening. Look at this nation. They are pushing the button, they are pushing the limit of what God is going to allow. We are going to have a bigger and better this and that, and that just reminds me of them building the building, which we saw when we came into New York, the tallest building in the nation is being built in New York. They are building it because they want to defy the things that happened in 9/11, yet they are still going on. just a few weeks ago they bragged, we haven’t had anything major since 9-11, Al-Qaeda is dead, so says the president. He says we have defeated it. You will not defeat it as long as that kind of people are in this country, and there are still plenty of them. When they put God out of our schools, right now in the colleges and in the schools, they say we don’t have any money, but they are going to start making children start to school when they are four years old. That sounds just like Cuba. They want to control the thing, control the minds of the little ones, indoctrinate them. Some young person tells about what is going on, stepping on the flat in the school rooms. Professor Dumb-Dumb, that is what his D.D. degree is. I am not speaking against a good teacher, but they don’t want that kind. They want somebody that is going to take that little child and ruin his or her mind and get them to be an atheist. Eleven and twelve year old girls can go to the drug store and get the morning-after pill without telling their parents. This nation should be taken over by righteous people. If they are ever going to straighten things out, they need to come from the bottom up. Did you see any Muslims helping out up there in Boston? Did you see one with that rag around his head, or hers. I know they will not like what I am saying, I know the government does not like what I am saying. But there will be a day when they cannot do anything about it, while we are here on earth, before the Church goes to glory. Are they going to shut us up? Not according to Revelation 10:11. She will speak before kings, important men, and they will be like it was with Moses, they will keep their mouth shut because they will be told, you stop while I am talking. I am not boasting this morning, I am telling you that God has a Church that is going to shine one of these days, it is going to be different. We are getting close to that point now. This nation was not founded by a bunch of infidels and agnostics and demons. I am trying to say something, if they would listen, but they will not. More birth pains will be coming, just like Judah, Israel has the upper hand. Bro. David Bean gave me a DVD awhile back, it showed those Judean Jews, they tear down their houses, they tear down their synagogues and in a month’s time they are built back. But one day before long, Judah and Jerusalem is going to rise up against it and there will be nothing anybody can do about it, so the rest of Israel will have to fall in line sooner or later. That politician that knows so much, Netanyahu and all the rest of them that persecute the Judean Jews because they want to build and live on their own land, they know it is theirs. Just like that little meeting that Bro. Yahraus and me and some others went to one night, how when we went into the meeting in Israel there at the motel, that Christian Arab,(that Christian Arab is a bunch of junk.) The Jews have got to go back to 2-4-2, that is before 1967, where their borders were. That Jewish man got up and made a statement right at the beginning, we go back 3800 years ago when Abraham was told where the borders were. The borders are still there and the wilderness is still here. Israel cannot flee to a place like it is here now, they would be coming to a place like where they are living now. We saw how they sold them out in Poland, those Jewish people, as long as they had money, as long as they could give it to the Polish people. Not all of them, I am not talking about all of them, but many of them. As long as they gave them money, then they would keep them alive. When they ran out of money, they ran out of friends. Just like the poor man that Jesus talked about. I haven’t got to where I wanted to get to this morning. Why don’t we just go to Daniel 2:31, now. Daniel is interpreting the dream that Nebuchadnezzar had. He is not trying to build him up, he is just saying what God told him to. He don’t know how it is going to turn out. But he is sure of his message. If you don’t understand these things that I am saying to you, as we go along in this message, if you don’t understand them, ask God, through the Holy Ghost, to show you. I don’t want anybody to come out of this saying, I don’t know about this, with a bunch of question in their heart and mind. Nebuchadnezzar has had a dream. Of course he did just like the politicians do today, called all the astrologers in, the soothsayers. Not a one of them knew anything different than the regular man on the street. I saw this preacher on television trying to tell how this earth was created in six twenty four hour days. Why do they even talk, if they don’t know what they are talking about? I heard it different, I know it was not six twenty four hour days, I know there was another civilization before Noah. I know that there was a time when things built up to the place where they were when God destroyed the dinosaurs, the Neanderthal man. I remember when Bro. William Branham said they are still looking for the missing link from the Neanderthal man, unto what is today, and he said, it is the serpent. He said, scientists, there is your missing link, a replica of what was before the big freeze. Don’t try to say that the scientists don’t know something about stuff like that. They say it came all the way down here, that is why you have the Knobs. That is why they found the big tusks here in the Ohio River. But the thing about it is, God was in it all. When Bro. Jackson was talking about that he said, God just more or less thawed out the fish, he told about how he had a little fish in a jar at home and it froze up, during the winter season, that little fish was froze up with it. But when they built up the fire in the stove and things began to warm up, that water thawed out and the little fish began to swim again. But there was no replica for the sons of God, they had never been here before, only the angels. “Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.” I wonder what the king thought when he began to explain to him what he had seen. That would have been amazing to have been able to see, you could see a king, his blood began to run out of his head and he turns white and says, that is exactly what I saw. “This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass. His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest that till a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.” That is the Bride, which is that city that John saw coming down, because he talks about it in the 7th chapter, how the saints will take over the judgment of the world. Brothers and sisters, you have a lot waiting before you. This is not a little thing, this is more important than life itself, because Jesus said if you gained the whole world and lost your own soul, what does it profited you? There is something better coming than owning the whole world. Put me on that list, that list of inheritance, but it is already formed, the names are already there and God knows every name. God knows our name, sister, brother, young people, God knows your name. He has already fixed it up, and we are joint heirs with Jesus Christ. Well if He has already fixed it up, there is nothing I can do. It better be something that we all do. If you say there is no use for me to try, then you have cut yourself out. God is looking for those predestinated ones that will try, that will do all they know to do in order to be a part of that Bride Church. The stone that smote the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. Jesus Christ is the headstone of all of it. “This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath He given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art the head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king, what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.” There is a day coming when all the kingdoms of the earth will be subdued. There will be no man able to stand before the king in that day. We are living in Bible times, in the day that the Lord spoke about, that should come, and we all have our part to fulfill, all according to the foreordained plan of a sovereign God.
WE SHALL CROWN HIM?
SERMON OF 4-21-13 PM
This is the third week on this message, and there is a lot to it, I guess there is a whole lot to understand, so I do not want to go into it in a hurry, or harshly, to see how quick we can get through with it, because there is too much to it to do in just two or three services. I have a lot of scriptures to read. I took off some of the scriptures from last Sunday, especially after we went through Ezekiel 44, 45, and 46, because I was going through them in order to let you know about the earthly setting in the Millennium, and I want to deal more with the heavenly setting tonight. I meant to do that this morning, but I did not get into it, because I changed from what I was saying, to what I did say this morning. Things like that happen, we do that occasionally because we feel that certain things have to fit into a certain place. I am talking about the ministry, not just for myself, but that it must be something that we have the leadership of the Lord in. I look down here, I have already turned to my scripture, for some reason it is just there. I did not plan it that way, but it is just there, so we just as well to go to that first. The Bible is still full of mysteries that I feel we will have an understanding of before time runs out. That is because the Bride has every right to the understanding of what is written. I am talking about the revelation of it. Preachers go over it word for word, from time to time, some of them do. I saw something the other day that I had heard mentioned. I don’t know if I mentioned that last Sunday or not, but if I did I forgot it, so you can count that on the time I have lived here. I heard of this preacher and I saw it the other day on television, two pulpits, one pulpit they read the Bible from, the other one they preach from. Because the one they read the Bible from is the one they don’t believe, but they want to read the scripture. The other one they preach from does not agree with the one they read the Bible out of. I saw a church with two pulpits in it the other day, so it must be true, that there is a sacred pulpit and there is a pulpit that is not sacred in some sopposed-to-be churches. I am thankful, that we do not have anything like that. Whenever people get to a point like that, they have lost their way entirely. They have these big name men, I don’t call them preachers, big name men like up in Boston, they had that cardinal that spoke there and said we must not hold anything against Muslimism, because that was not what did that, it was just two individuals that had propagated this. It is a funny thing that there are twenty two wars going on in the world and twenty one of them is Muslimism. That is what I heard some time back, it may be all of them now. The world is full of people that are out to destroy the truth of God’s Word. Here in the United States it is the same, destroy truth, then the devil will have his way, that is what he is after. The Bible says he is seeing that his time is short, then we know he is working hard. He is not working hard on the world, he is working hard on God’s people, because God’s people are putting up a warfare and we have a right to. As Paul said in Ephesians, the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. Those strong holds are those enemy holds, because the devil is the prince of the power of the air. If we recognize our place, we are over that, because he can do nothing more than what we allow him to do. If he becomes the ruler of our lives, we have allowed it to be that way. I am not saying that as a criticism tonight, because a lot of it has to do with understanding. Paul speaks about what the will of the Lord is. So if there was no understanding, he would not mention it, but each one of us must understand what the will of the Lord is, that when we look at the scripture, it tells us to make sure of our experience with God. When it speaks that way, then it tells me there is a truth that we can anchor our souls on, because there is no way, if we have the Holy Ghost, there is no way the devil can trip us up. He may put something in our mind for a little while, but then that has to go, because there is not two spirits that can dwell together in a vessel. We humans obey the spirit that is most likely causing us to live the way we do. But the least of the children of God can overcome the devil, whether you be thirty, sixty or a hundred fold. Just like our sister was testifying earlier, I believe that, I do not have any trouble believing what our sister said. That was a test to her. Our tests may be different, and they will be different, but there is nothing in this world that is greater than the Spirit of God that gives us victory over our flesh. When you think about the flesh, you are not thinking about this body of skin and flesh: we are talking about what goes on inside it. The body cannot do anything when the breath is gone from it, you can scream at it, you can yell at it, but it will not move when the spirit of life is gone from it. It is that inward thing that we have to deal with, because it as gotten used to doing what the carnal minded part of us enjoysdoing, but you can count on one thing: God will help us do what is right in His sight. As the Bible says, we want and have not, because we ask not. Then James said, it is because we ask amiss, when we do ask. Many times we do ask amiss, because we have not taken time to consider the will of God. The simple thing is to believe God; and get to the point that we do believe Him concerning every situation of life. All these things of life, do not just come automatically. What does the Bible speak about? Experience, experience brings hope and hope makes not ashamed. That hope is not a word that is just a hope-so, no, it is a deep settled hope that we have in a God that is able to perform whatever we think or ask. He is far beyond our thinking when it comes to our needs, because the Bible would not speak so positively about Him supplying our needs according to His riches and glory, if there was not a positive answer. Positive is not just a possibility, so I do not say these things to discourage anybody: I say these things because all these things are in God’s lineup for us as His children, and they will be active in the entire body of Christ before she leaves here in the rapture. I remember what Bro. Jackson said in the seals, concerning the Spirit we receive, that if you have never felt anything, before you leave here you will. He said, before you leave here you will. To me, that is a positive attitude, because we all must feel something. Knowing that whatever wrong we have done in this flesh, it has been taken from our account by the blood Jesus shed on that old cross. I know many people get discouraged at times, when they come up here and they still do not have what they feel like they should have, but the Bible tells me, that they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. Abraham waited twenty five years for a son. He looked for a substitute, but the substitute did not work out right, because God had already said, in Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is what is wrong with the Muslim religion today: they believe it was in Ishmael instead of Isaac, because Muslimism came through Ishmael’s seed, from Saudi Arabia in that area where Mecca is. Mecca is where it started out. It started out as a bloody religion and it will end up that way, because there is an end to all these things. I know that the government does not want to hear it, I know the countries around the world do not want to hear it. They do not want to hear that in England, they do not want to hear that in France, but that is where almost all the trouble in the world today, stemmed from. Whenever a religion wants to take over the world, that is where it is wrong. There is a kingdom coming, just like I read this morning from the book of Daniel, the 2nd chapter, the stone that is cut out of the mountain will crush the whole thing. All this whole beast system that was born and raised in the Middle East, on into the European nations, all that will be blown away. It says it will be like the chaff that is on the threshing floor, it will be blown away. So there is an end to all of it. Then there is a beginning again for a righteous kingdom. There will be a thousand years of tranquility, where every evil thing will be cut down, because Jesus Christ and His Bride will be ruling in that time. Then after that, all authority will go back to God. It will be back like it started out, back to the Garden of Eden, where natural man will get along because there will be no devil there to cause trouble. I want to read about that in just a little bit, but I want to go to Ezekiel 47 first. Ezekiel 48, the last verses in 48 will show you who is in control in the Middle East during the Millennium, because the twelve tribes are back in focus again with the tribe of Levi, as being the tribe that will bring about the sacrifice that the people offer, and that is for a commemoration of what Jesus Christ did on Calvary. It all starts out that way, Zechariah 12 starts out that way, where it talks about where did you get the scars in your hand? See? God does not skip over that part. Under those two prophets there will be a vision of Jesus Christ to the Jewish people. They will see the scars in His hands, that have been left there for a purpose. They are not needed there for the Bride of Christ, but they are needed there for the Jewish nation because they are going to recognize Him as the One that died for them, that the whole nation be not destroyed. Paul tells in the 11th chapter of the book of Romans, starting in Verse 1, how God looks at all this which we see in Ezekiel 47, starting in verse 1. “Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, (He is talking about the temple, the forefront of it stands toward the east, toward that eastern gate.) and the waters came down from under the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.” This tells you about the waters, because there will be an earthquake when Jesus stands upon the Mt. of Olives. “Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side. (Now this water is going to the Dead Sea.) And when the man that had the line in his hand (This is a measuring line.) went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, (which would be some eighteen hundred feet) and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.” See? There is such a deep slope there that the waters run very fast at the beginning. “Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.” See? It is slowing down all the time, and filling the valley. By this time you have done come a mile, even a little over a mile, that is what you have come from thirty six hundred to fifty four hundred feet. You can see that the waters are getting deeper because it has slowed down. “Afterward he measured a thousand; (that is another eighteen hundred feet) and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.”