The Tabernacle in the Wilderness
Contained within the tabernacle in the wilderness is the key for transformation to transfiguration. It was the first building after the Garden of Eden that God built. The minute that Adam turned on Eve he brought expulsion into the Holy of Holies. He brought into the presence of God the law of death. We know this by the pattern of the High Priest, their life requirements to come into the presence of God for the redemption of the people of God. These requirements were commandments given to Moses to give to the Levitical Priesthood. If the High Priest were to take anything into the Holy of Holies that did not reflect the character and nature of God then he would die. His garments had to be made of pure white linen which spoke of being sinless, his headpiece spoke of the mind of God which said "Holiness unto the Lord". It was made of gold which represented the character of God. He had to go through several purification processes to get his body, soul, and mind filled with only God. Anything of himself would bring instant death. All of his presence had to speak of God. He wore a bell around his waste so that if he entered with anything of himself that would cause him to die the other priest in the Holy area could pull him out without entering into the Holy of Holies, least they would die themselves. Keep that thought and lets shift gears…….
Adam and Eve were one. That is my bone and my flesh. You cherish and nurture your own flesh. You protect and watch over it. They were God on this earth. When they had a relationship of intimacy together it was God to God. The real center of who God is: unfailing, unalterable, unconditional love. Only with the mind of God can we know this love. Now, let's walk a little…………….
Have you ever thought of why the ark of the covenant is the mercy seat, which is where God resides? God is love, there is no condition to His mercy. When a love relationship from the heart is taking place with God then the blessings of mercy come forth. A pure heart is a heart of all God which is a heart of non-judgment full of love and forgiveness. When a pure heart is manifested, God is there being revealed face to face. Peace comes forth when God is seen and the temple that He is seen in is reflecting itself as His child. (Matt. 5).
When you accuse someone or don't cover another's sins then you are manifesting Adam versus God. If Adam had accepted the responsibility of Eve eating from the wrong tree then the image of who he was as God would have cleansed the unrighteousness at that time. Jesus came to do what the first Adam did not do. He said to God that every sin committed, past, present, and future was me. I did those, it was my fault. He paid the penalty on the cross 2000 years ago of what Adam did when he brought death into the Holy of Holies.
Let us go to Romans 5:12. We read, "by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." Verse 8 of the same chapter says, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us"………verse 10, "For if, when we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life". Paul is saying that whether you know it or not, or whether you receive it or not, the enemy of God is gone. Jesus' death brought reconciliation to all men. This is confirmed with the role of the High Priest on the day of atonement when he went into the Holy of Holies for the sins of the people. He would go through a ritual that required taking in the blood of one goat, spotless, and then when the High Priest came out he would go to another goat that was the scapegoat. He would release it into the wilderness never to be seen again. This was to signify that God received the sacrifice offering for the sins of the people, forgiving them, never to be remembered again. They could now have a relationship with God through the intercession of the Levitical Priesthood, and the atonement of their sins. However, it was the children's choice to acknowledge the cleansing that was theirs to receive. In the eyes of God they were clean, but in their own eyes they may still feel an unworthiness. This is how we sometimes view our relationship with God now. We don't look at ourselves and others through the finished work of Jesus Christ, but at our own unworthiness to receive what he completed on the cross. Instead we want to keep digging up the grave of skeletons, trying to bring life into something Jesus destroyed to justify the unworthiness of God's love and mercy.
Think about when we are in a battle of war. Men have been sent out to fight the battle and find themselves in some remote area with very little outside communication. They continue to diligently fight for their country. They come against the enemy ready to do battle only to be told the war is over. It had been over for many months. You could have gone home to freedom a long time ago. The victory has already been won. We are no longer your enemy. We have accepted the gift of freedom and democracy that your country has offered. Now, you are out in this remote area with just this one person that you have been told to fight with. Do you believe him and lay your weapon down, or shoot love and freedom that stands in front of you? Does the decision you make change the fact that the war is over? No, Jesus finished the battle on the cross 2000 years ago.
Romans 5:18-19 says, "therefore as by the offense of one judgment come upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous". We tend to take the word "many" as those that choose, but the true context of the word is "all" as described in verse 18.
This is not a message of a license to sin as religion will try to obtain. Paul says in Romans 6:15, "What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid." When we yield ourselves with the acceptance of the finished work that Jesus accomplished on the cross there is a drawing effect of repentance and cleansing. The Holy Spirit in us, in all men, has the responsibility to reveal truth to us, not with a pointing of our faults, (men can do that very nicely) but with "The goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance". Romans 2:4.
Romans Chapter 7 tells us that we are no longer married to a dead man, Adam. We didn't kill him by receiving Jesus as the Son of God and the finished work. He was already killed on the cross 2000 years ago by religion and legalism. The work was completed and the fulfilling of the law that Jesus accomplished to bring forth the kingdom of God on earth so that God could dwell with His children once and for all. Adam hasn't existed for over 2000 years. Galatians 5:14 says, "For all the law is fulfilled in one Word (Jesus), even in this; thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself". Galatians 6:1-2 says, "Brethren, if a man (one that committed the action sin) be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual (hearing from the Father) restore such a one in spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ". Ask yourself, what would you be tempted with? The answer is judgment! What is the law of Christ? Mercy!
As you read the love letters (the Bible) of our Father to His children consider this: God is Light, God is Love, And God is Life. In Him there is no darkness. When you come into His presence of the Holy of Holies there can not be any judgment, condemnation, or self issues. It must be all God with those three manifestations; light, life, and love. Now, this is the moment of truth. When do you go into the Holy of Holies? Is it a "someday" thing that happens after you physically die because the Bible says, "absent from the body is present with the Lord", II Corinthians 5:8? We can literally wait until we have experienced physical death to come into His presence, but we have the blessing and approval through Christ Jesus to do so now. When we come through Christ Jesus there can not be any judgment or condemnation according to Romans 8:1. God is His Word. Jesus is the Word made flesh. When we yield our members (body, soul, and spirit) to Him allowing the Holy Spirit to bring forth the mind of Christ we become the Word made flesh and dwelt among men. Every scripture, every word in the Bible, must be seen as Jesus carrying with it Light, Life, and Love. If any one of these elements are missing in the way we are understanding the wisdom of our Heavenly Father, we are hearing from the wrong father. Satan can not create, but will try to imitate to such a closeness to truth, appealing to our senses, that if you don't have an intimate relationship with Father God you may be hearing the wrong voice. Just because you read something in scripture that sounds good and appeals to the natural man does not mean it is your Heavenly Father speaking to you. Remember that Satan used scripture to tempt Jesus in the wilderness. He will do the same to us. When you have all three elements in the understanding of what God is saying to you, the natural man must mentally die because only the mind of Christ can receive by faith Life, Love, And Light. It won't make sense to the natural man's understanding which requires logic and reason. It will seem like foolishness. The creation of the body to the mind is that the mind is what directs and programs the body. If a person is brain dead his body dies. The battle of Armageddon is taking place daily in the mind of God's children. Transformations are happening at rapid speed as the children of God are putting aside the religious teachings of a "someday inheritance when I get to heaven", and making claim to who they are in Christ today with the power and authority the Holy spirit has given them. As the Word becomes flesh among man, we will soon see the transfiguration that all creation is crying out for; The Sons of God shall come forth manifesting the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Peace.
This is the wisdom of the New Age established 2000 years ago by the disciples. The creativity to be peacemakers in building the kingdom of God. The creativity of the power of peace.
Prophets today that declare judgment and destruction are not prophets of God working under the power of the Holy Spirit. All religious prophecy is opposed to the creative power of peace. Instead, they try to blow the earth up with God's word. Satan tries to encourage this mindset to get rid of the inheritance of the children of God (Matt. 5:5) before they figure out their true identity and power. God created the earth by His word. If He were to destroy the earth as His word has been prophesied He would be destroying His son Jesus who is the Word (John 1).
Jesus said, "Peace be into you" John 20. He gave us the power and ability that man had lost to create peace because of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was given to make peace. Our mouth is trained to glorify the works of the natural man versus declaring the works of God. When sweet and sour come out of out mouth we are incorporating the kingdom of God with the kingdom of Satan. This is a violation of being a Christian, a Christ one, a child of God. We must choose whose kingdom will be manifested, for the temple of God is to be a declaration of peace.
How do you make peace? Not by acknowledging the works of the devil, but by holding no man's sins against them. To believe that God gave you the ability to forgive sins by the power of His Holy Spirit in you according to John 20:21-23. Keep in mind that this is what Jesus was being persecuted for by forgiving sins in Luke 5:20-21. Religion will persecute those that are peacemakers because to establish peace we must know our identity and power as Sons of God. Religion says only God can forgive sins and you are not God. Jesus said, "I ascend to my Father, and your Father, my God, and your God." John 20:17.
When John the Baptist stood in the Jordan river, the crossover, with Jesus he had religion standing on the side. John could have discussed the issue of the Messiah with them, but instead he chose to hear the Father's voice baring record that Jesus is the Son of God, and seeing the Holy Spirit descending and remaining on Him, the symbol of peace (John 1:32-34).
Jesus said in Luke 7:28, "Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist". John was considered greater than all the many patriarchs of old testament because he saw God (Matt.5:8), and he was a peacemaker (Matt. 5:9).
The kingdom of God will be built by the peacemakers that forgive sins. To hold no man's sins against them.
Let there be peace on earth. To think and speak as my Father. Let peace begin in me. I have to die to my own natural mind, my opinion, and the opinion of others in order to operate and obey my Father's mind, the mind of Christ, that has the power to make peace on this earth. As they see me let them see you Father.
May God bless you with this message of His Word.
All Scripture taken from King James Version.