How The Church Should Operate
Jesus preached and did the works of his Father everywhere: in the temple, by the seaside, on the mountain. Though he was the Son of God, a King, he had no ritual. Apostle and High Priest, he regarded not the traditions of men. His will was the will of the Father. Then he sent the Spirit.
The Church is called to operate by his Spirit.
Meeting 1: Beginning Ministries: The Dawning
In the PerfectChurch all are called to minister. Consider this: all should come with something that they have been given by the Lord and by his Spirit.
Meeting One is building a body of Ministry: some move in the Spirit. Some wait. Most hesitate, unprepared. It takes time; and the leaders of the Church are seeking God: that his Spirit have pre-eminence over everything: ministry means moving in God.
How a Church Should Operate
The First Years
A Church should be formed by a leader who is called of God. The leader should know the Word and the Spirit, and that the two agree, for it is the way of God. By the Word and the Spirit The Church grows – individually and as one – into their Ministries.
Jesus said that we are to worship the Father in Spirit and in truth. “If you are not healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out Satan, you are not doing the work of the Church.” The Church that desires to be perfect, should follow these three UNDERSTANDINGS:
The First Understanding
when the Church assembles: wait on Him.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
HISTORY OF PERFECTCHURCH
- The Leader / Pastor had been promised a Church by God.
- The Spirit assembled a group of individuals.
- The Leader / Pastor taught the new group the Word of God.
- The Church learned to operate in the gifts of the Spirit.
- The individuals began to understand their callings in Christ.
The Second Understanding
All have the freedom to speak.
I Corinthians 14:26
How is it then, brethren? When ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
The Third Understanding
Each one has a Ministry.
- God has set the Leader / Pastor in to watch over the service.
- The Leader / Pastor does not set up a program, or schedule.
- All Members come prepared to minister what God has given them.
Teal print = Rose speaking
Bold Black print = Prophecy
Italics = Scripture
Gray print = Explanation
First Principle: There is no program or schedule. When Jesus was out preaching, he did not have a schedule. He did what the Father showed him.
It is a chilly, rainy autumn morning. The congregation is quietly assembled at the church. The mood is peaceful. The church is dimly lit. The organ music is playing softly and the fire crackles as the flames dance in the fireplace. Everyone is seated. There is no schedule or program. All are quiet, waiting on the Holy Ghost. There are some visitors at the meeting.
Second Principle: God appoints one to watch over the spirit. We are under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the Father. Jesus was subject unto his parents until the time appointed of the Father.
Third Principle: God is well able to run his house. We do not need to tell him how to run a service. Jesus did not tell God what to do, but instead he listened.
Rose, sitting among the assembly, feels the necessity to explain what the Lord has shown her concerning the operation of His Church. She says,
In this Church, we all sit together. There is no big chief.
God said he is well able to run his house. I am set to oversee the Spirit.
The Spirit must have free reign.
Fourth Principle: There is no Sunday School. Jesus says, Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not. He did not separate the children from the adults.
The Lord spoke to me that we should not have a Sunday School where we separate the children from the adults.
That is why the children are sitting in here.
They must learn the move of the Spirit and his voice just as we.
Fifth Principle: Record the meetings. The Lord spoke to Moses to write his words down. He spoke to Jeremiah to write the words down that he spoke. Luke recorded the book of Acts and the life of Jesus.
We must all learn how to speak clearly
and use the microphone properly.
We tape our meetings so that we have a record of the word of God. These words spoken here are the words of God. It is very important that they are written down just like in this Holy Book.
Sixth Principle: We must be led of the Spirit. Those that are led of the Spirit are the sons of God.
God is raising up sons. We must be led of his Spirit.
We will make some mistakes, but I am set to make sure that the Spirit has preeminence. We all must know God’s voice. We wait on God. So if things get a little quiet don’t be alarmed, we are waiting on his Spirit.
Seventh Principle: God knows the needs of the people. He knows all things. The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
Rose asks Kale to welcome the guests.
He stands up front on the platform and says,
We welcome you on behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ Forever, and the Holy Ghost. Here we know that God will have his way. Unlike most churches, we do not have a program. God knows the needs of the people. We let God have his way. There is no age, no male nor female, but all are one in the Spirit. So all may take their freedom in the Spirit. If you have anything, feel free to speak, but let’s learn to wait on God.
There is a pause. Rose, from her seat, says,
Perhaps the Lord wants a song.
She turns to Candy,
Do you have a song that you would like to sing?
Yes, but I would like everyone to sing with me.
All sing “Near to the Heart of God”.
There is a quiet hush. All are praising God.
Eighth Principle: No two meetings are the same. God is a Spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth, not in a pattern.
Now obey the Spirit, kids. This is how you learn. You must speak what God gives you. The Lord wants to move through his people. He wants to feed us that manna. Manna has to be eaten the day it is found. Otherwise, it goes bad. There is no pattern. No two meetings are the same. So obey the Spirit.
Eric goes to one of the guests and takes his hand. He says,
I felt such a love for you when you came in. I know the Lord wants to bless you. I see that you have an emptiness in your heart. Something happened to you years ago that has caused an emptiness in your heart. There is a deep hurt and he wants to heal that. I see that you really love Jesus.
Eric hugs him and the man cries.
That’s love. Jesus says, By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, by the love you have one to another.
Joe speaks out loud in tongues.
There is a pause. Rose says that someone has the interpretation of the tongue.
Then Bob prophesies,
“Be ye prepared! My love shall bind thee together. I am thy strength. Look unto me for there is no other. There is no need for thyself. Come unto me all ye people and I will give you rest. Do not stumble or fall at the wayside, for I have need of thee. Go forth my army, and fight the good fight. There are many who know not the way. Shine thy lights like a beacon. Live pure before me. I come in the hearts of men. Look not any other place. If ye seek me you shall find me. Those who look and seek me, shall find me, for I am there. I am there always.”
Prophecy continues through Joyce.
“I am thy closest friend. I am not thy enemy. I am not come to destroy thee. Satan does seek to devour thee. Stand fast. Stand strong in me. Stand thou firm. Know who thou art. Thou art my sons! Know this for a surety! I say thou art my sons! Thou art my sons! Thou art my sons! Never doubt it for a minute! If I say it, it is so. So be it. I desire a pure people without spot or wrinkle.”
Some people say, “Amen!” Others weep. The organist begins to play “How Great Thou Art”, and all join in singing. After singing praises unto the Lord, the Holy Ghost moves on Bob,
“Father, I love you, Father I love you, I love you, Father. Shout forth! Let your voices blow like trumpets!”
There is a stillness, waiting on the Spirit.
Do you kids know that it is possible to become perfect? The Lord gave me scriptures concerning that last night. That is our calling. Will you be able to endure the chastening of the Lord to become perfect? That is the question. God sent his Holy Ghost to purge us of all unrighteousness. Can you endure the fire? Can you endure the correction? If you want to be perfect, you have to. According to the scriptures, there is no other way. You have to learn to wait on him, to do nothing but what he shows you. That is what Christ did. He did nothing but what the Father showed him. He is our example. We must follow in his footsteps. We have the Word of God as our blueprint. We must follow the plans. That is why we must know the Word.
There is a long pause.
Rose then admonishes the Church.
Have you kids been seeking God this week? Do you know what the scriptures say? When ye come together, everyone hath a Psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, let everything be done unto edifying. That means all must have something. It is not up to me to run the show. I am set to watch over the Spirit and see to it that you kids grow and minister in the Spirit. Stop struggling and obey the Spirit. Don’t let your mind rob you. Give what God gives you. How else will you learn? And don’t be afraid to do the unusual. We need the demonstration of the Spirit. Look at what the Lord required of Isaiah. He had to run naked in Israel for three years. Look at what God asked Ezekiel to do. He had to demonstrate using an iron pan to illustrate that Israel would be besieged by its enemies. We must obey God.
Eric sees a vision of the huge shoulder of the Father.
Don has a scripture.
I felt the Lord say to me Isaiah 9:6. I have no idea what this scripture says; I’m just stepping out in faith.
Rose opens her Bible.
OK kids, let’s all turn in our Bibles to Isaiah 9:6. Don, will you read Isaiah 9:6?
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Amen Don, the Spirit and the Word must agree. Do you see how God works? God is faithful. The Lord gives a vision and then he confirms it with his Word. That is the shoulder of the Father that Eric saw. If you only knew what he was saying. But the Lord won’t let me speak it now. Some aren’t ready.
There is a pause. All are waiting.
Do any of the visitors have anything to say?
The man that Eric ministered to stands up, walks to the front and says,
I would just like to say that I am very happy to be here today. I have been to many other churches in my life, but none were even close to this one. I have never seen a service operate like this. I feel so free. I have learned more here in one hour, than I have in the past thirty years. It is amazing and I want to thank you all for letting me be here and be a part of this. I feel so welcomed. Thank you.
There is another pause.
Ninth Principle: Do not work up the spirit. The Lord is not in the wind or the earthquake or the fire but in the still small voice.
The Lord isn’t finished. We aren’t going to sing songs to try and work up the Spirit. That is not how he operates. He has much more to say today. Some of you are not obeying. Perhaps you are uncertain that it is God speaking to you. We are going to dismiss. Let’s go to lunch and then come back and see what the Lord would have to say.
We dismiss and go out to eat. After lunch, the Church reassembles. All quietly wait in his presence. Rose asks Bob to pray.
Father, we thank you for your understanding and your mercy over this flesh. We ask you to forgive us. We want only your will and to obey you. Please move supernaturally. We need your presence. Father fulfill this day your will, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Hold steady, kids. Let God have his way.
Jackie travails and is slain in the Spirit. Rose says,
It is the supernatural of God. We can’t survive without the supernatural moving of the Spirit.
Rose walks over to Jackie and sits by her side. She says;
Obey the Spirit, honey.
Jackie prophesies, “Yea, I am about to unveil myself before thee, yea, in a realm that thou hast waited and longed to see, but I shall not reveal myself to the unclean. Yea, I require one mind and one spirit, yea, no division, but unity. Yea, this is what standeth at thy door. Yea, but I wait for some to make up their minds, yea, which way they are going to go. Yea, but some shall fall away. Yea, for I shall not reveal it unto thee until thou hast chosen thy way.
Ye faithful ones, hold steady. Yea, it cometh thy way. I decree it unto thee, for thou art worthy to receive it. Yea, know that it cometh thy way. Yea, and thou shalt see the supernatural. Yea, thou shalt partake of it. Yea, thou shalt do it, saith thy God. Yea, for I have said it is thine, and I do not lie, for it is thine. Hold steady. Yea, but I need to do some threshing, yea, to try the hearts, to see whether they be of me. Hold steady, and thou shalt see thy reward.
Yea, thou hast seen but a taste, yea, and I have let thee all witness a taste of my supernatural. Yea, I would offer it unto all of thee. Wilt thou accept it? Wilt thou accept life instead of death? For yea, this is the next step that I shall take thee on, if thou wilt be faithful and decide thy way.
Yea, it even grieves me that thou would even question and that thou would not run into my bosom, yea, but thou would even look in another direction. Yea, thou art bought and paid for. Run unto me and I shall receive thee. Yea, but if thou goeth the other direction, I shall not even look thy way. I shall let thee run to thy own destruction. Yea, if thou would but choose me, I would receive thee gladly in open arms, to bring thee in and pull thee closer.
Fear not! Fear not! Fear not!
Trust me! Trust me! Trust me!
Know that it is my good pleasure that I do this unto thee, for none other has loved and desired to be filled with me completely.”
There is a slight pause and Rose responds,
Let’s hold steady, people. God is not finished yet.
Jackie continues in prophecy,
“Yea, know that this is the hour thou hast waited for. Yea, but this also be the hour of thy testing, yea, of the final purging, yea, of thy final ripping out, and tearing up the hard grounds. That I might reach down and pull out every unclean thing. Yea, and it shall not be easy. Yea, but thou shalt make it through if thou set thine eyes on me. Know that I am able to keep thee. Yea, even as this is happening, hold steady, stand fast. Know that I shall even bring thee through this. Know that I am able to finish the work that I have started. Look not afar off but know it is at hand. Yea, it is this very second that I do this thing within thee. Yea, if thou doest wonder what thou art going through, know it is me. Know that it is I that doeth this thing in thee. Yea, this is why I would say, rejoice! Rejoice that I do this thing; that I slay thy flesh; that I would finish the work; that there is an ending at hand for thee, and beginning for me. Yea, make way, for thy God in thy lives.”
Rick preaches to the Church,
Who can separate us from the love of God? Shall distress, shall peril, shall tribulation, shall famine, shall pestilence? No matter what happens, don’t get discouraged. Blow ye the trumpet in Zion and sound ye the alarm in my Holy mountain. We are that Holy mountain: that Zion and the alarm has awakened us today. There is no reason why any of us in here should not be smiling to God. God has honored us and blessed us and just spoke to us. We don’t understand that we are most blessed of God. We are forgetting all that God is doing for us. Is there one sick among us? Have any of our clothes worn out? Has God always provided? He has always met our needs. None of us should have our heads down, not this day.
We cry out to God and say, “Burn this flesh” and when he does, then we get down. That has to stop. That has to stop. I don’t care how hot the fire gets or how rough it gets. Didn’t he say he loves us and has called us? Hasn’t he said we are the apples of his eye? God’s Word says we are the chosen, the elect of God. Now shall peril, shall famine, shall sword, shall any of these things separate us from God? Well, when we are in the pits, we are separated from God. Are we going to let these things separate us? We cannot. We have to stop feeling sorry for ourselves. We have to stop letting this feeling of condemnation overtake us. Fight it with God’s Word. What has he said? Go by his Word, not by feelings or emotions.
I read Romans 8 before Church today. It fits so perfectly with what was just spoken.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Rose asks Joe if he has anything. He says that he does have a demonstration, but it is kind of unusual. Rose replies that it doesn’t matter. He should obey God.
He comes up front with a paper bag. He asks Rose to stand on the platform. He then chooses four people to stand, two on her left and two on her right. He gives confetti poppers to each of the four and says to hold them until he tells them to pull the string. He reaches into the bag and pulls out a baby doll. He gives the baby to Kale. Joe requests that Kale then give the baby to Rose. Joe asks Rose to kiss the baby and return the baby to Kale. Joe instructs the four to pull the strings on the poppers. They do and confetti flies. Immediately, the flames begin to dance wildly in the fireplace. Everyone returns to their seats.
Bob goes up front and takes Rose and Kale’s hands and prophesies,
“Yea, the uniting of the ages. Yea, creation has waited and my plan also has waited for this moment, that these two might be one, that the ministry of Almighty God might go forth. Yea, Jehovah: yea, the ministry: yea, the Kingdom. I part the clouds for thee that thou might see my face. Yea, thou spearhead: yea, thou firstfruit: the point of the spear thou art. Thou shalt see me freely, for freely thou hast received and freely thou hast given. And I shall never leave thee nor forsake thee for a moment.
And thine enemies shall be sore afraid and sorry for their wicked deeds. Yea, they shall tremble. Yea, and their stoutness shall fail them, and they shall fall on their knees, for I have begun a work. Yea, I have started creation anew. I’ve wound up an old and begun a new. Creation goeth forth today to create life in this dead earth, yea, and to reap the harvest to bring in those that are called and chosen to me. Thine arms shall stretch out and they shall know that they have been touched by the Father. Yea, the ministry of the Father I give them to have life in thineself, for thou art one with me.”
It is with great anticipation that the Father watches on this scene today. He was anxious for this to take place. I was excited when the celebration went forth for the new birth that the fire in the fireplace went on display. The breath of God blew on it.
We are entering a new age. We have to cut loose from all of the old: from law to grace, from grace to kingdom. We are in the beginning of the last stage of God’s book and God’s plan. This is a new birthing of a new age. The earth groweth old, and waxes old, and you fold it up like a garment. It is all these old systems of man getting ready to be put away.
Rose tells us that we will know what the demonstration of the Spirit means later. We must not judge it, because it was done by the Spirit. God will show us in his time what the meaning of all this is.
Well, praise God anyhow. Amen
WE ARE DISMISSED.
MEETING ONE HAS ENDED.
The Summary of Meeting One
The First Understanding
when the Church assembles: wait on Him.
The Second Understanding
All have the freedom to speak.
The Third Understanding
Each one has a Ministry.
God has set the Leader / Pastor in to watch over the service.
The Leader / Pastor does not set up a program, or schedule.
All Members come prepared to minister what God has given them.
First Principle: There is no program or schedule.
When Jesus was out preaching, he did not have a schedule.
He did what the Father showed him.
Second Principle: God appoints one to watch over the spirit.
We are under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the Father. Jesus was subject unto his parents until the time appointed of the Father.
Third Principle: God is well able to run his house.
We do not need to tell him how to run a service.
Jesus did not tell God what to do, but instead he listened.
Fourth Principle: There is no Sunday School.
Jesus says, Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not.
He did not separate the children from the adults.
Fifth Principle: Record the meetings.
The Lord spoke to Moses to write his words down.
He spoke to Jeremiah to write the words down that he spoke.
Luke recorded the book of Acts and the life of Jesus.
Sixth Principle: We must be led of the Spirit.
Those that are led of the Spirit are the sons of God.
Seventh Principle: God knows the needs of the people.
He knows all things. The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man
to profit withal.
Eighth Principle: No two meetings are the same.
God is a Spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth,
not in a pattern.
Ninth Principle: Do not work up the spirit.
The Lord is not in the wind or the earthquake or the fire but in the still small voice.
Meeting 2: Hearing His Voice: Spirit and Life
Many are ministering, even the children. Some are still holding back, struggling to know if it is the Spirit or their own mind. Two are set in place to watch over the Spirit so that error does not enter. Good meeting, but not perfect.
The big enemy: the carnal mind.
How a Church Should Operate
The Middle Years
A Church should be conducted by the Spirit. A Church should have a solid foundation in the Word. A Church should meet as often as the Spirit calls them Together. Why? To Minister.
Jesus said that we are to worship the Father in Spirit and in truth. Jesus said to heal the sick, to raise the dead, to cast out Satan. PerfectChurch.com states that when a church comes together, it should do as Christ did: therefore, perfectly. God gave us a secret of how to become a PerfectChurch: when the Church assembles: wait on Him.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Commentary to begin the Second Meeting:
Years have passed; the Church has gone through many changes. There has been separation, and there has been growth. Those that remain strive to serve God. Some congregants located out of the area are participating in the service via the phone.
It’s a nice, clear, summer evening. The sound of new birds and the fragrance of fresh grass is in the air. Upon entering the church, we find everyone dressed comfortably. The seating is circular so that everyone can see each other. The families are seated together. Mike Ryland has brought a new family with him to church.
Kale asks Mike to introduce his guests.
This is Jared and Erika James and their children. They hired me to build their house in Long Grove. We talked about Jesus and how real he is and how interested he is in them; and they wanted to come to my Church.
Jackie stands up and greets the James family:
Well, Jared and Erika and family, we welcome you here today. It’s great to have you with us. I would like to let you know that our Church does not operate like most churches. We have no program. We believe that God is well able to run his house. I know God has something for you, or else you would not be here. He touched your hearts because he has a purpose for your life. He wants to heal your hearts and give you a peace you have never felt.
There is a slight pause as The Church waits on the Spirit.
Joe steps to the microphone and prays in tongues:
After speaking in tongues, he prays,“I pray Father, strengthen us and encourage us that we could face any adversary in the eye, face to face. Father, I pray we stand together. We stand in you and pray your presence be ever with us. Father, I pray that you strengthen the children and teach them to move by your Spirit. Father, I pray that you have your way and take your complete freedom today. I ask Father that you meet every need that is present here. Touch every heart and heal every pain. Let our will be your will. Amen.”
Divers Kinds of Tongues
I recognized one of the words that Joe spoke when he spoke in tongues. It was a Hawaiian word which translates into “encourage.” God wants to encourage us.
There is a pause while all wait on the direction of the Spirit.
Kale picks up the microphone and continues:
Since Rose is no longer with us, God has placed Jackie and myself in authority to watch over the Spirit. Joe and Jackie have been ordained so God can raise them up as co-assistant pastors. Remember, God is raising us all to become pastors. I set Joyce in place next to Ruth that they may learn to watch over the Spirit. I feel God has shown me that we will all have to sit in that place so that we all learn this. You kids must learn to hear God’s voice and to move in your ministries. It is God’s will that all of you grow into this place. You must all chase after God and make him your first love. If you seek him, you will find him. Now let’s obey God and let his Spirit move.
With Bible in hand, Justin reads from the Word:
This morning I read this scripture, Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear and will increase learning and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.
After Justin sits down,
Bob begins a teaching on the Baptism of the Holy Ghost:
Water baptism is a symbol of our dying with Christ so that we might be raised with him in the newness of life. Through the Holy Ghost, we crucify the flesh. Through the Holy Ghost, we are quickened. There truly is only one baptism in Christ. John’s baptism was by water. Christ’s baptism is by fire.
Luke 3:1-3 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, 2Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
John’s baptism was the baptism of repentance, to turn people from their sinful ways, which prepares their hearts for Christ. John’s baptism was in water.
Mark 1:2-4 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 3The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
The baptism of John is the baptism of repentance.
Luke 7:29-30 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. 30But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
Those that were baptized of John were able to hear Christ. Those that weren’t didn’t. Those that were baptized were prepared to hear. Those that weren’t baptized were not prepared to hear Christ. Some saw their sin and repented. Others refused to see their sin and fought to move away from their comfortable position, which was under the law. Water baptism, John’s baptism, was an act which openly showed a willingness or decision to repent or turn from how they were living and open their hearts to receive Christ and his teachings.
Malachi 4:4-6 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. 5Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: 6And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Jesus told them that if they would understand, that John the Baptist was Elijah coming to prepare the way. The baptism of repentance was what the water baptism was, to prepare: to prepare the way, to prepare the hearts for Christ, to prepare them for the transition from the law into Christ.
Matthew 3:14-15 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
Jesus fulfilled the law and he fulfilled the baptism by being baptized in water by John. The baptism represents the passing on from law to kingdom.
Romans 8:9-11 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Verse 10 refers to complete salvation. No death. There are two baptisms. There’s water and there’s Spirit. One is unto death and one is unto life.
I Corinthians 10:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 4And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
He followed them. He wasn’t in them. The baptism of the Holy Ghost is an indwelling of God himself.
I Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
By one Spirit are we all baptized into one body.
Galatians 3:24-27 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. 26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
The law is the schoolmaster to bring us to Christ. The baptism of the Holy Ghost is that fire that burns out all the impurites in us so we can put on Christ. We’ve been baptized into him. We put him on.
When he gave his life and was resurrected and glorified, that’s when he gave the great commission, signifying it’s done.
Mark 16:15-17 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16He that believeth and is baptized Not the baptism of water but the baptism of the Holy Ghost. shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; That is how I know that he is speaking about the baptism of the Holy Ghost; they shall speak with new tongues. We know that according to scripture that to be filled with the Holy Ghost, one must speak in tongues.
Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Acts 10:45-47 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 46For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 47Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? So we see here that there are two baptisms, one of water, and one of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
We see plainly that Jesus’ baptism is greater than John’s. That should be no surprise to anyone. Jesus’ baptism is the Holy Ghost, and it represents the kingdom, the ability to overcome sin in the flesh and to be clean and pure before God. Jesus’ baptism is unto life. John’s baptism is unto death.
Mona joins Bob in the front, and adds:
This is the error of John and the error of the church. John should have decreased; also the church, so that Christ can be everything. You see it in John and you see it in the church, that lack of putting down: of yourself, your thoughts, your imaginations, your perceptions.
By the Spirit, Abbey has located the following Scripture:
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
We need the gift of the Holy Ghost if we are going to go on in God.
From the other side of the church, Eric steps to the microphone:
Jared and Erika, Jackie and Joe both talked about the heart. He wants to heal your hearts and every pain. I see an emptiness in your lives. God wants to fill that void. I also know that God wants to baptize you in the Holy Ghost. He is the Comforter that will give you the peace that you have longed for. Mark 1:8 states, “I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.” Also in John 14:26-27, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.“ I know it is the Father’s will that you receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost today. Speaking in tongues is the evidence of receiving the Holy Ghost as stated in Acts 2:4 “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Would you like to receive the Holy Ghost? I know God wants this for you, but he will not go against your will. So if you want this, all you have to do is ask.
Jared and Erika both agree that they want the Holy Ghost.
They ask the Father for the Baptism.
Eric calls up Chris and Jackie to assist
in administering the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Now we are going to pray. Let’s all agree together that Jared and Erika receive the Holy Ghost. And if anything comes to either of you as far as a word or sound just speak it.
All of the Church speak in tongues with Jackie and Chris. Jared receives the Holy Ghost by speaking in a new language. He states that a deep hurt is gone; he is so happy. All praise God. Erika is disappointed that she did not receive the Holy Ghost, but Kale encourages her.
The whole Church is rejoicing because Jared has received the Holy Ghost.
For Jared and Erika’s benefit, Rick asks Jessica and Chris to give their testimonies of what God has done in their lives.
Jessica and Chris go to the podium.
Jessica speaks first:
I had dated a couple of different guys. I knew they weren’t the right ones for me, and I was tired of getting hurt. Serving God was somewhat of a struggle. Then Mom and I had a talk. She told me how she had made a decision not to date again until God sent the right one. After hearing that, I also made a commitment not to date until I knew that God had sent that right one. I also decided that I wanted to be just like Rose. And God blessed me by bringing Chris into my life. You kids need to hear this. Know that if you make a commitment and hold true to it, God will bless you. I thank God for what he has done for me. Know that he will do the same for all of you.
Smiling, Chris continues:
I grew up knowing of the Lord and attending church but it was all fake. People would party Saturday night and go to confession on Sunday. The church pew was a place I could fall asleep. Church was nothing but an obligation. Then I met Jessica and the Lord brought me here. I have been a part of this church for several months now and I have never experienced anything like this before. Jesus is so real. He is truly my friend. The charity that resides in everyone here is like none other. I am so very thankful for the relationship I have with Jessica. She is everything and then some of what I want in a woman. The greatest attribute she has is that she loves Jesus. And I know in God’s timing, we will be married.
Laurie steps before the couple and says:
Chris and Jessica, stand up please. God had spoken this to me regarding your wedding, but I knew I could not speak it until the both of you ministered. He spoke, “Pick a date in ninety-eight.”
All applaud! Everyone hugs Jessica and Chris.
A young man who sees the testimony, Joshua prays:
“Father, I thank you for these two examples. Father, I pray you bless them and guide them in everything you have for them. Make their relationship perfect in you. In Jesus’ name, I ask this. Amen.”
Discerning of spirits
Satan is cast out
In the quiet of waiting, Justin again comes forward.
He asks all of the children to step up to the platform and face the congregation.
He tells the children:
X marks the spot, an x-ray on your heart.
An X on a map usually refers to where the treasure is, but there’s a spot on the heart. Something is wrong.
From her seat, Erika adds:
I found this scripture in Matthew 6:21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The treasure must not be in God.
There is a pause. Some are waiting and some are uncertain.
“Let’s not be afraid to move if God leads, (He claps his hands three times) not in this hour, children. Not in this hour. Let’s not be afraid to move. Bridle not the Spirit of God.”
I feel a stir in my spirit. There is something not quite right. I had been feeling this prior to Mike speaking. When Mike spoke, I thought I’d better bring it forth.
Having clear discernment, Jackie speaks up:
God has shown me that the kids are learning the art of lying.
Don strongly emphasizes to the children:
The truth is so important that Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.“
Bill quotes the Scripture:
“The truth shall set you free.”
You have to stop the lying tonight. You had better stop. The Scripture says God hates all liars.
Joyce requests the children to join hands, and prays:
Lord, I pray that you help these children, that a creative power works in all of them; that the Holy Ghost pricks their hearts when it comes to telling a lie, that they would have the strength and desire to tell the truth. Satan, I bind your lying tongue from these children; not only in lying, but in anything; whether it is taking something that does not belong to them or anything dishonest. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Kale tells the children an experience:
That is so true. I can remember Rose telling me she needed a hairpin. She was in the ladies bathroom and saw one lying on the counter, but she did not take it because it did not belong to her. That is how honest we must be. We also have to love one another. Most of you kids are concerned with the me, me, me. You have to be concerned with others. You have to learn to love.
The children step down and return to their seats. Many of the parents hold their younger children and speak to them about the love of Jesus.
June reads from the Epistle to the Hebrews:
Hebrews 12:5-7 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My Son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
If you listen to the correction and obey it, you will receive the peaceable fruit of righteousness.
Candy sings the song “You Are Not Alone.” The Church sings the chorus. The Spirit pauses us, and we quietly wait and praise the Father in our hearts.
Joyce reads on Faith.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Paul says it is impossible to please God without faith. Jesus says if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move mountains. We must have faith and believe. We can’t be like the children of Israel and wander in the wilderness for forty years. Do you know what happened to that generation that came out of Egypt? They wandered in the wilderness until they all died off.
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. That’s how we get faith. We must hear the Word of God.
II Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight:
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: Total peace comes when you have faith in God and are obedient to his Word.
Rick follows up with a teaching on Fasting:
He quotes from these Scriptures
Psalm 35:13 . Psalm 109:24 . Daniel 9:3 . Joel 2:12-14 . Matthew 17:19-21 . Acts 10:30-33 . Acts 14:23 . Ezra 8:21-23 . Isaiah 58:6 . Joel 1:14-15 . Jonah 3:5 . Matthew 6:16-18 . Matthew 4:1-4
Eric knows the greatness of faith and says:
Nobody has a mountain too big that you can’t climb over. Nobody has it too rough. Everyone can make it if you have the faith to believe. But you can get to the top of the mountain and let go of the rope. You can get to the very top and be able to see over it and think, I just can’t make it. When just one more step can get you over the top. The word that has been given to each one of us will be tried to prove that you will be faithful. Be faithful and believe what God has spoken to you so you can make it over that mountain.
Don assures all:
Does everyone here know that God has chosen them? I tell you he has called and chosen everyone here, now be faithful.
Mona feels a pull of the Spirit toward Roselani.
She gets Roselani up and ministers:
Father, I pray that you would help Roselani to break through the barrier and fulfill her ministry.
Then Rick gets up to continue the ministry to Roselani:
You must realize, Roselani, the calling on your life. Just today I ran across this prophecy that was given November 22, 1981, a demonstration from Joe. I believe God has brought this to me today knowing that it is time for you to step up to your calling. I’m going to read some of the demonstration and prophecies that were given 7 months prior to your birth.
Joe reaches into the bag and pulls out a baby doll. He gives the baby to Kale. Joe requests that Kale then give the baby to Rose. Joe asks Rose to kiss the baby and return the baby to Kale. Then a celebration takes place with the confetti and the fireplace. God was telling us of the great event to take place. Kale handing the doll to Rose is showing that he was the father of the baby. Rose kissing the doll signified your resurrection. And then the prophecy that came forth;
Creation goeth forth today to create life in this dead earth, yea and to reap the harvest to bring in those that are called and chosen to me.
He is so perfect. You were born dead. The light of God came out from Rose and raised you from the dead. You have got to know how important you are. Life was brought forth in you to reap the harvest, to bring in those that are called of God. That is your calling.
Rick continues by reading from the prophecy:
Rose proclaims, We are entering a new age. We have to cut loose from all of the old: from law to grace, from grace to kingdom. We are in the beginning of the last stage of God’s book and God’s plan. This is a new birthing of a new age.
You were created for the Kingdom. You must know who you are.
There is a time of reflection, then Abbey, Danielle, Erika, and Marcy assemble on the platform and sing “In the Garden.”
Mike tells of a vision:
I had a vision of a flounder hidden beneath the sand. It came up and shook everything off and then went to the top of the ocean. It lived up there instead of in the sand where it usually lives.
Joshua interprets the vision:
I believe the vision means that someone came out of darkness up to the light and now lives in the Spirit, which is what we must all do.
Michelle, careful to move in the Spirit, also interprets:
I’m not sure if this is my mind or what but this is what I thought. I felt we should not be satisfied with where we are because God has called us to much greater. We are not to be satisfied with the sandy, dirty ocean floor but to clean ourselves and flow in the Spirit, which is the water.
The Church is still and restful before the presence of the Lord.
A hush settles on all.
Then Laurie, by the Spirit of Prophecy,
stands and speaks the Word of the Lord.
My children, thou art as rock climbers. Yea, each of you is hanging on a ninety-degree slope. Toeholds and handholds I have in reach for thee if thou listen and thou canst climb quickly. But thou canst not stay where thou art. For the toeholds and the handholds shall crumble after a time. And if thou hast not moved up, thou shalt slip down. Long and sorry shall be the fall. For I know not if thou could grab onto another handhold on thy way down. And neither can thou climb backwards. For that way too will cause thee to fall. So listen as I tell thee where to reach for the next handhold and toehold. And climb thou quickly to the top.
Joy also prophesies the Word of the Lord:
My little children look not towards the others on the rock. For if you do, you will lose your handhold and fall. Watch your own handhold. Change your own position. Do not worry about the position of others. Only when you reach the top, my little children, may you help the ones below you.
Danielle arises and speaks in tongues.
Interpretation of Tongues
Michelle follows with interpretation
(Goes to each of the children and young adults putting her hand over their heart, and prophesies), “I take all evil out of you here, and I will help you to the top.”
After Michelle has gone to each child,
Abbey speaks the same to Michelle.
“I take all evil out of you here, and I will help you to the top.”
There is a short pause and then Anthony and David ask Joyce if they can each read a scripture. As the one in charge of the service, Joyce approves.
Louis reads a Scripture
Psalm 37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
David follows with another Scripture
I John 3:1 Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the Sons of God.
There is a long pause.
From his seat, Kale says:
These pauses are not good. I believe many of you are holding back. You are not speaking the word as God gives it. You are questioning in your mind, “Is this God? Is God speaking to me?” That is your carnal mind wrestling with the Spirit. It is an enemy of God. Read it in the scriptures.
Jackie and Joyce feel to pray
for Mike Ryland’s back.
Mike steps up to the platform.
Father, I pray you touch and heal Mike’s back and I take all the pain away. I heal his muscles and his nerves and make him whole in Jesus’ name, amen.
Mike praises God and says:
I thank God for his healing hand. Earlier in the meeting I felt a healing but now God has made me complete. Praise God.
All three return to their seats. There is another long pause.
Since no one is speaking, I have been thinking lately that we are drinking too much pop. We need to drink water. We are the temples of the Holy Ghost and we need to take care of our bodies. And those who are overweight, just know that your bodies belong to God and you can overcome your desire for too much food by subjecting yourself to the Holy Ghost and the Word.
Kale looks around the Church and says:
Rose told us that we need to be kind one to another. I have seen how some of the kidding that goes on is really foolish jesting. We can kid but you can’t do it with a motive to hurt someone. We must be kind one to another.
Kale and Jackie agree that the Spirit has completed the Church service.
They look at Ruth and Ruth nods in agreement.
She goes to the microphone, views everyone and asks:
Does anyone have anything else? If not, I think we will dismiss.
With the completion of the service and all ministry finished, Kale steps to the microphone to make an important announcement:
I wanted to close the service with this: through following the direction of the Lord and knowing his will, we submitted for careful review the Constitution of The Church of Jesus Christ Forever. You all know that each of the families met in unison to write this important document. Our Constitution is considered one of the most comprehensive church constitutions ever registered with the authorities of our nation.
I announce today, to the Church, that we have been granted religious recognition by the State and Federal government. We have been notified that approval letters are being forwarded to the Church.
We join together in thanksgiving to God that he has, by His Spirit, seen fit to lead us to this new place: that henceforth we independent of all religious institutions, and by his grace we are in one accord as Sons of God dedicated to his Will and the Everlasting Gospel of the Kingdom. We thank the Father that he gave to us his blessed son, Jesus, and the beauty of Rose and her perfect walk in Christ. How much we thank the Holy Ghost for his ever present leading. May we always follow. Amen. Dear Church, We are now our own affiliation. Praise be to God! Amen!
A copy of the Constitution is shown to the whole Church.
Meeting 3: Perfecting the Spirit: Truth Sets Free
All are active, moving in the Spirit: all are ministering. There is teaching, prophecy, healing, preaching. The gifts of the Spirit are evident.
Needs are met; all are edified. The Church is being Perfected: the five fold ministry of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher is in action.
How a Church Should Operate
The Third Meeting
Now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 4Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 5And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 6Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 7Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
As you know, this is from the first Epistle of John, the third chapter. John knew the risen Christ, and the declaration of the good news: no sin, pure as he is pure.
This is the way of Perfection: sinlessness, completeness in Christ. For this reason did Christ come: that he might destroy sin, once and for all, and that he would have a perfect Bride, a Church, a fully-redeemed people: JUST LIKE HIM.
Is this possible?Absolutely.
The Flesh and Bone Matrix is the completion of our work in Him, our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord. PerfectChurch stands up and declares that the Father, by the Holy Ghost whom he has sent, has done this work. There are perfect sons on the earth now, ruling and reigning in his authority. By the word of prophecy, The Church of Jesus Christ Forever is the beginning of that perfect, many-membered body of Christ; he is the head, we are the body, the Church. There are others in the earth who will hear and know and live the message of the kingdom: that we, the Christian, can be without sin in this present world, overcome death, and live forever. His chosen and elect, faithful and true, wait for complete redemption:
The change of flesh and blood to Flesh and Bone.
The Flesh and Bone Matrix lays out, in detail, the Way of Completeness in Christ. All Scriptures are linked to the Rose Bible. Blessed be his name forever and ever.
This is the third meeting.
The Church of Jesus Christ Forever
The Flesh & Bone Matrix
Making Calling and Election Sure
The True & Final Eight
|Salvation||Faith||Eat of the Tree of Life|
|By faith in God and the faith of Christ, we come into complete Salvation: the full Redemption of man, which is the spirit, soul and body. Jesus obtained all life by destroying the curse: death. As Sons we overcome sin and eat of that tree of life, Christ our Lord.|
|Acts 4:11+12||Habakkuk 2:4||Genesis 3:22-24|
|Titus 2:11-14||Hebrews 11:1||Proverbs 3:13-18|
|Hebrews 5:7-10||James 2:17-26||Revelation 2:7|
|Baptism of the Holy Ghost||Virtue||Not Hurt of the Second Death|
|By the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, we receive the power to overcome all sin: Christ in you the hope of glory. By the leading of His Spirit, the Holy Ghost, we take hold of a life of virtue, one of excellence in Christ. The Holy Ghost leads us into all truth, thus we cannot be hurt of the second death.|
|John 3:3 + 5-8||Mark 5:25-34||Revelation 20:5-6|
|Acts 1:4-8||Philippians 4:8||Revelation 20:13-14|
|Acts 2:38-39||II Peter 1:5-8||Revelation 2:11|
|Moving in the Gifts
of the Spirit & the Ministry
|Knowledge||Eat of the Hidden Manna,
White Stone with New Name in it
|By the knowledge of the Word and of God, we move in the gifts of the Spirit and the Ministry, or offices; thus, the perfecting of the Saints. Jesus did nothing but the will of the Father. As Sons we eat of the hidden manna, His words, thereby overcoming the Adam nature, receiving a white stone with a new name.|
|Mark 16:17||Proverbs 2:2-6||John 6:58-63|
|I Corinthians 12:8-11||John 17:3||I Peter 2:4-9, Isaiah 62:2-5|
|Ephesians 4:11-13||Colossians 1:9-10||Revelation 2:17|
|Overcoming the Flesh and
Believing in Perfection
|Temperance||Power Over the Nations to Rule them with the Rod of Iron, Morning Star|
|By overcoming the flesh and believing in perfection, we master ourselves in temperance controlling all flesh and emotion. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. The Holy Ghost as fire burns out all impurities, thus the granting of power over the nations to rule them with a rod of iron and the receiving of the morning star, all of Christ.|
|Matthew 5:48||Proverbs 16:32||Psalm 110:2|
|Romans 8:5-8||I Corinthians 9:25||Daniel 2:44-45|
|Galatians 5:16-25||Titus 1:7-9||Revelation 2:26-29 + 12:5|
|Root of Sin Removed||Patience||Clothed in White Raiment, Not Blot Name Out of Book of Life|
|By patience and waiting on the Lord that terrible root of sin is removed. Jesus says he who endureth unto the end shall be saved. As Sons we overcome even the effects of sin. Clothed in white raiment and our names not blotted out of the book of life, we are triumphant.|
|Romans 6:6 + 22-23||Luke 8:15||Malachi 3:16-18|
|I Timothy 6:10-12||James 1:2-4||Matthew 22:2-14|
|I John 3:8-10||Romans 5:1-5,
|Revelation 3:5 + 19:7-8|
|Melchisedec Priesthood||Godliness||Make a Pillar in the Temple of Our God and Go No More Out, Name of God Written on Him,
Write upon Him My New Name
|By the Mechisedec Priesthood, we stand in dominion and ascend with Christ into intercession and praise to the Father: this is godliness. We are made like unto the Son abiding continually in the presence and person of the Father. As Kings and Priests, we are pillars in the temple of God going no more out; written upon by God himself.|
|Genesis 14:18||Isaiah 61:6-8||Hebrews 9:24|
|Psalm 110:4||I Timothy 3:15-16||Revelation 3:12|
|II Peter 1:2-3,
II Peter 3:11-13
|Transfiguration||Brotherly Kindness||Sit with Him in His Throne|
|By brotherly kindness, we qualify for the change, the transfiguration: that there is no sin in the body, having the power to lay down your life and take it up again. We follow Jesus’ commandments. Jesus said, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” By this change we sit with him in his throne – judging in perfect love.|
|Matthew 17:1-2||Mark 15:34, John 19:30||Zechariah 6:13|
|II Peter 1:16-19||John 15:13||Matthew 19:28-29|
|II Corinthians 3:12-13||I Peter 1:22-23||Revelation 3:21-22|
|Manifested Son||Charity||Inherit All Things, Be His Son|
|As a Manifested Son, we await the full Redemption of our Saviour: no longer flesh and blood, but completely changed: immortal and incorruptible. Will we not be in him? And will not the Father and the Son make their abode in us? And will he not make all things new? Bone of his Bone and Flesh of his Flesh. A true and perfect Son of God.|
|Romans 8:14-19||John 3:16||Psalm 37:29|
|Philippians 2:15-16||I Corinthians 8:1,
I Corinthians 13:1-13
|John 10:30, John 16:13-15,
|I John 3:2-5||Colossians 3:14||Revelation 21:7|
Becoming a Son: Flesh & Bone,