Chapter 11: The Death of Jesus Christ

 

 

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The Cross of Jesus Christ

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Jesus Christ Died to Complete His Own Maturity

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Jesus Christ Died for the Remission of Sin

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Jesus Christ Died So That Israel Could Marry Again

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Jesus Christ Died to Fulfill the Old Testament

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Jesus Christ Died to Establish A New Priesthood

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Jesus Christ Died to Establish the New Covenant

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Jesus Christ Died to Give You Spirit Life

 

The Cross of Jesus Christ

       Why did Jesus Christ have to die? Certainly not to forgive your sins, for before his crucifixion he forgave sin. Neither was it for your resurrection, for before his cross he could raise the dead. So why was the cross really necessary?

       Jesus Christ lived in perfect compliance to the divine will. Then he was smitten of God, made subject to Satan, and brutally murdered. Innocent obedience was destroyed by Satanic lawlessness. Was this the wisdom of God? What was God thinking to afflict his faithful Son in this manner? What was actually accomplished through this bewildering anomaly?

       There is only one purpose for the cross of Jesus Christ. That purpose is to make possible the birth of the Sons of God. This single purpose is the distillation of all God’s thoughts concerning man. In the cross of Jesus Christ, God explains his motives and methods. To comprehend the cross is to discern the secret plan of God and to grasp the revelation of your own destiny. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour.

       The divine wisdom of the cross can be viewed from many different perspectives, but these all share the common theme of Sonship. Jesus Christ died:        

       1.  To complete his own maturity.

       2.  For the remission of sin.

       3.  So that Israel could remarry.

       4.  To fulfill the Old Testament and establish a new law.

       5.  To establish a new priesthood.

       6.  To establish the New Covenant.

       7.  To give you spiritual life.

Jesus Christ Died to Complete His Own Maturity

       Jesus Christ had to die on the cross, first and foremost, for himself. The experience of earthly travail is the gestation process for all the Sons of God. Jesus Christ had been conceived by God, both physically and spiritually. But he still had to grow up.

       It is the earthly experience of good and evil that transforms the sons of Adam into the Sons of God. Like you, Jesus needed to become an Overcomer, and to be made perfect through suffering. By his cross, Jesus Christ gained his own permanent perfection, and became the loving, limitless deity that he is today. Six aspects of his personal maturity are discussed below.

1.    Jesus Gained The Knowledge Of Sin.

       Just like Adam, Jesus Christ was physically made by God to be a sinless being. Not having an Adamic father, Jesus was born without the curses of Eden’s failure. Like Adam prior to the fall, Jesus was raised in sinless peace and obedience. He was filled with wisdom and goodness, and without guile. His mind was not at enmity against God. His spirit was not a slave to his physical desires. Jesus was the restoration of Edenic perfection.

       But the knowledge of good and evil is required for every Son of God; this is the purpose for the earthly experience. Thus Jesus needed to be betrayed, just as Adam was. In the garden of Eden, Adam was betrayed and fell into sin. So also, in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was betrayed and fell into sin. In Gethsemane, Jesus took upon himself all the sins of mankind. He accomplished this feat by willingly accepting the curses of Eden. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

       The knowledge of good and evil originated in the mind of God, and Jesus required this personal knowledge for his own perfecting. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil. Jesus needed to learn the ravages of sin, as certainly as you need to learn the excellence of righteousness. Jesus had to be made like unto you, just as you need to be made like unto him. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren.

       God thus laid upon Jesus the same Edenic curses that you were born with. And as Jesus stated, this was to be accomplished at the end of his life. For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors.

       When Jesus received the curses of Eden, he gained the knowledge of sin. But as the poison of Eden’s curse entered his being, he was also made worthy of death. For the wages of sin is death. Having acquired these curses in Gethsemane, Jesus Christ was dead in less than twenty four hours. His crucifixion was the payment required, for having gained the knowledge of sin. For in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

2.    Jesus Learned Obedience.

       By suffering in earthly travail, Jesus Christ learned obedience. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. He willingly gave himself to pain and anguish, to prove his unalterable fealty to his Father. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.

       Obedience is demonstrated only by yielding yourself as a servant. To whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness. Jesus Christ learned obedience as he yielded himself to his Father’s superior wisdom, even to death on the cross. To refuse his crucifixion would have been disobedience. Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

       Obedience is the progenitor of trust in a relationship, and generating this trust is a requirement for those who seek to please God. By his death on the cross, Jesus demonstrated obedience and created an immutable bond of trust between himself and his Father. It was this obedient suffering, and the resultant intimacy of trust, that perfected his spirit. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

3.    Jesus Became Agape-Love.

       Jesus Christ died to become agape-love. Prior to his cross Jesus had wisdom and knowledge and did miraculous works. But these are not the evidence of agape-love. Though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity (agape), I am nothing. Spiritual power and works are no substitute for inner character, personal perfection, and the stunning presence of agape. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity (agape), it profiteth me nothing.

       Agape-love is the substance of God’s character. God is love (agape). It is the essential essence of begotten spirit, the goal of spiritual maturity, and it is fashioned individually inside each person, by exposure to heartache, confusion, and pain.

       The recipe that transforms these afflictions into agape-love is a three step process. First you must accept these trials from God’s hand. Second, you must crucify your own will. And third, you must forgive. By these actions you will abandon your spirit to the wisdom of God and spark the birth of agape in you. Love (agape) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it, pays no attention to a suffered wrong. 1 Corinthians 13:5 (Amplified).

       Jesus Christ needed to perfect this love within himself, and this he accomplished at his cross. At Gethsemane, Jesus set aside his own will and took upon himself the fallen nature of Adam. Not my will, but thine, be done. At his trial he acknowledged that his pain had come from the hand of his Father. Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above. At Calvary he forgave the iniquity of sin against him. Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. By these he abandoned his spirit to the wisdom of God. Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

       By this formula Jesus Christ became agape-love, and procured for himself the substance of deity. Greater love (agape) hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

4.    Jesus Secured His Resurrection.

       Jesus Christ died to obtain his own resurrection. It is absolutely impossible to be resurrected from the dead, if you have never died. Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die. Death is an essential prerequisite for resurrection. Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

       Since Jesus Christ was to become the door of resurrection for all mankind, it was necessary that he first experience resurrection for himself. This requirement necessitated his death. Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. Even the particular circumstances of his death were important. For by martyrdom, Jesus obtained a more magnificent resurrection. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection.

       At his resurrection Jesus Christ entered into the fullness of Sonship. By resurrection he became the first spiritually begotten Son of God, in the fullest possible sense. In that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

       By resurrection, Jesus also obtained the resplendent excellence of an endless life, for prior to Calvary’s cross, his life was not endless. Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

       By his resurrection Jesus Christ was empowered to fill the heavens. Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things. By resurrection, Jesus gained his own exaltation and eternal preeminence. Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.

       All these things were achieved by his resurrection. And this resurrection was made possible by his death on the cross.

5.    Jesus Perfected His Divine Right To Rule.

       Jesus Christ died to perfect his divine right to rule the universe. It is only fitting that the commander of life should begin his rise to power from the humility of lowly creation. Jesus needed to personally experience the confusion, emptiness, and demise of created beings. By this personal experience in death, Jesus Christ was made worthy to take the throne of creation. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Had he not been slain, he would not have been worthy. Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain.

       The authority to rule the heavens is conveyed through the experience of Adamic death. Jesus Christ was the first to complete the earthly process that transforms the dead sons of Adam, into the living Sons of God. We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour.

       This process of rising up through every level of creation is the preparation required for kings. By partaking of Adamic death, Jesus Christ justified his divine right of authority and obtained the helm of creation. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

6.    Jesus Became An Overcomer.

       It was by his cross that Jesus became an Overcomer. Overcome is the Greek word nikao, which means “to conquer; to carry off the victory.” By his cross, Jesus conquered betrayal and the carnal nature of man. By his resurrection he conquered death. As a warrior he carried off the victory, overcoming all things in the created realm. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive.

       Prior to Gethsemane, Jesus had very little to overcome. He endured no great stress in feeding the five thousand or walking on water. He was never moved by earthly events, or threatened by any difficulty. Instead he healed all the sick and slept through perilous storms.

       The cross was the first time that Jesus Christ ever faced a challenge, and there he secured for himself the blessings reserved for the Overcomers. These blessings are the essence of Godlikeness. They are the laurels of victory, the medallions of the fullness of God. Consider Revelation 2:7 – 3:21.

To him that overcometh:

 1.   Will I give to eat of the tree of life.

 2.   Shall not be hurt of the second death.

 3.   Will I give to eat of the hidden manna.

 4.   Will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written.

 5.   Will I give power over the nations.

 6.   Shall be clothed in white raiment.

 7.   I will not blot out his name out of the book of life.

 8.   I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

 9.   Will I make a pillar in the temple of my God.

10.  I will write upon him the name of my God.

11.  I will write upon him my new name.

12.  Will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also

       overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

       By his cross Jesus Christ became an Overcomer. If he had been denied this opportunity, he would never have procured these blessings for himself. All the Sons of God are matured by the same process. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world. This personal victory to Overcomer status was required for Jesus, as certainly as it is required for you. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

       Crucifixion was pivotal to the maturity and perfection of Jesus Christ. By crucifixion Jesus gained the knowledge of sin, learned obedience, and became agape-love. By his cross he secured his resurrection, justified his right to rule, and became an Overcomer.

       God ordained Jesus to crucifixion so that he might obtain the effulgent glory of victory. This victory became a personal diadem for the new King of Kings. By the death and resurrection process, Jesus Christ became the glorious limitless deity that he is today. He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow.

Jesus Christ Died for the Remission of Sin

       Jesus Christ died to free you from your sins. But this does not happen the way most people think.

       When you first become a Christian they lead you in the sinner’s prayer. If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. This is because God has accepted the death of Jesus Christ as an atonement for the sins of man.Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past.

       By the action of the cross of Christ you are set free from the shame and the penalty for failure- that is, you are not required to pay any reparations for your breach of the Old Covenant. Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross. This is the message of Salvation, based upon the death of Jesus Christ. But this is only the first step. In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

       By the death of Jesus the sins of the flesh are atoned and removed. You are then left as a redeemed man, a clean but spiritually dead Adamite. But real freedom from sin does not end there, for even after you are washed, you will still continue to sin. In this state of affairs, you are much like a pig that loves to wallow in the mud, but for the first time in his life has been washed clean with a garden hose.

       The goodness of God’s plan goes far beyond this first step. For after you are cleansed by the blood of Jesus, you then became an acceptable candidate for God’s spiritual life. And when you obtain this life and bring it to maturity, you can become a new spirit being one that has never sinned and cannot sin. But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

       In the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve sinned, and as a punishment God placed a curse on the mind and body of man. Since then, every natural man has been born into sin. He lives a sinful life and dies a sinful being. He cannot know faith and thus cannot please God and never will.

       The natural man has no destiny with God. He is not going to get better and better. Your physical body and carnal mind are rotten, and always will be. These two form a corrupt container, a training ground for your spirit. Their end is only death, which is exactly what they deserve.

       At his cross, Jesus Christ willingly took upon himself these curses of Eden. Having acquired them in Gethsemane, he then took them to Calvary and killed them. By his cross, Jesus Christ eradicated the curses of Eden in his own life.

       After his resurrection the spirit of Jesus Christ possessed all the genetics of this victory. The death of Eden’s curse, and the resurrection to life, were both contained within his spirit. Jesus then shared this overcoming spirit with his disciples.

       A tiny speck from his spirit is like a sinless, spiritual seed, that can reproduce all the victory of Jesus Christ in you. When this spirit seed combines with your spirit, you become a new, living, “masculine” spirit being one that did not exist before. Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

       This new spirit being is the offspring of God, and he is in no way related to his Adamic container. To the contrary, this Son grows to maturity by slaying the Adamic nature, just like Jesus did at Calvary. When this new Son is mature, he will have grown to be a strong, perfect, sinless Son of God, just like Jesus Christ. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

       This new Son of God is the essence of pure life, and he has never sinned, just as Jesus never sinned. He does not need forgiveness. He is not a debtor to grace. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. The spiritually begotten Sons of God are immortal, sinless spirit beings. They are not debtors to anyone, ever. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

       By the death of Jesus Christ, God forgave your sin. But by the life of Jesus Christ you can become a new, sinless, spirit being. This is the true freedom from sin that God intends for you. 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.

       Do not let the hirelings of Nominal Christianity steal away this greater glory. They do not understand Sonship. They would have you believe that you are to remain a washed sinner, dwelling forever as a forgiven human. The infinite excellence of God Almighty goes far beyond this paltry state of affairs. Jesus Christ did not just save you from your sins. Rather, he made it possible for you to become a new being that has never sinned.

       Salvation is not simply having your sins forgiven. Ultimate salvation is only fully achieved when you are literally reborn of God’s spirit, and grow to become what he is. This is truly the remission of sin, and it was made possible by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Jesus Christ Died So That Israel Could Marry Again

       After the Israelites were delivered from Egyptian slavery they came to the wilderness of Sinai, and there sojourned for forty years. At that time God revealed himself as “Yahweh,” the personal covenant God of Israel. At Mount Sinai, Yahweh married Israel. The Levitical Law became the marriage covenant of this union, and Israel even said “I do.” And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do.

       Yahweh married Adamic Israel, with their feminine spirits, fleshly bodies, and carnal minds. His wedding present to them was the Levitical Law. This law was a wonderful gift, for it is the legal indictment of the fallen Adamic nature. At Mount Sinai, Yahweh gave Israel a law designed to convict their carnality. For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

       The Levitical Law is the sentence of death for the carnal mind. There is one that accuseth you, even Moses. It was written in hard tablets of cold stone, and it remains today as the justification for the execution of your carnal nature. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. This gift was a legal promise from God that carnality will one day end, and that ultimately you will be free from carnal failure. This promise will not be fulfilled until every person’s fallen carnal nature is destroyed. Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

       The Levitical Law provides the condemnation of the fallen carnal nature, but it was not designed to carry out the sentence. The Levitical Law was never empowered either to change the carnal nature, or to kill it. The external rituals of the law can never put an end to human failure. Even if you could flawlessly observe every Levitical ceremony, you would still remain a sinner and spiritually dead. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight.

       The Law does not contain spiritual life, and it cannot spark the conception necessary to produce the Sons of God. If there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. The Law thus proved to be only the death half of God’s plan, and after receiving it, Israel remained unchanged. They found out they were sinners, but they had neither the power to destroy their carnality nor the ability to produce Sonship within themselves. The Levitical Law stood as a sentinel over this stalemate for 1,400 years, as the promise of a future, spiritual fulfillment. For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

       Physical, carnal-minded Israel was not empowered by Yahweh to keep the Law, nor did Yahweh ever intend this. Thus Israel went off into spiritual adultery and the ten northern tribes were subsequently divorced. My covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD. The southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin remained married to Yahweh, and it was through this marriage that Jesus was eventually born.

       Jesus was supernaturally conceived as a sinless being. As a result of his miraculous birth, he was the only man ever empowered to fulfill the marriage contract of the Levitical Law. [He] was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

       This qualified him to then receive the spiritual life of Yahweh, which was accomplished at his baptism. As a result of this new spirit birth, the heavens opened and Jesus was transformed into a spiritually begotten Son of God. He was the only man ever to undergo this process under the Old Covenant. God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption [SonPlacing].

       Jesus Christ then desired to share his new begotten life with all the people of Israel. But the ten northern tribes, being divorced, could not remarry unless their first husband died. For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. For this reason, the begotten Jesus Christ died in the place of Yahweh. This was accomplished under God’s law of sacrifice, wherein one thing may die in the place of another. Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

       After Jesus’ death, the people of Israel were free to marry another husband. But if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. This new husband is the resurrected Jesus Christ. Being freed from her first marriage to Yahweh, all Israel has been betrothed to the spiritual life of Christ. And with a new husband comes also a new contract of marriage. So, my brothers, you too in the body of Christ have ended your relation to the law, so that you may be married to another husband, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. Romans 7:4 (Williams).

       Yahweh’s marriage to Israel was not designed to bring forth spiritual children it was designed to convict carnality. Thus Yahweh never exercised his privilege to spiritually inseminate Israel, his wife. Yahweh intended that his marriage should serve to condemn the carnal nature, and that the marriage of his Son would be used to bring forth the offspring of God. The resurrected Jesus Christ is the new spiritual husband for all Israel. Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made.

       Jesus Christ did not marry physical Israel he said his kingdom was not of this world. Instead, he married spiritual Israel. Jesus Christ married the spirits of Elohim that dwell inside the physical bodies of the Israelites. This new husband and new wife are both spirit beings. These two contain the male and female halves of God’s life. This is the spiritual union that will produce the Sons of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

       Only a husband has the right to impregnate a wife. By the death of Jesus Christ, Israel was freed from her first, barren marriage. After his resurrection, Jesus Christ married spiritual Israel and gained the right to impregnate your feminine spirit. For I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

       By the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the spiritual immortality of Yahweh was passed through his Son and into your spirit. God is begetting spiritual Sons who will be born in his own image. These Sons are spiritually begotten of Yahweh, through his firstborn Son, Jesus Christ. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

       This second marriage accomplishes the transfer of life. This new union produces a cry from the heavenly nursery that announces the birth of God’s Sons. Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.

       While your marriage to Yahweh was secured by the Levitical Law, your marriage to Christ was secured by the law of agape-love. By his sacrifice, Jesus Christ perfected agape-love in himself. When you receive his spirit life, it will spark the production of this love in you. Husbands, love (agapao) your wives, even as Christ also loved (agapao) the church, and gave himself for it.

       Agape-love is the consummation of self-sacrifice, it is measured in human tears. It is made visible as you encounter betrayal and say “thy will be done.” It is the end of personal desire, the annihilation of your own selfishness and self-preservation. Only agape-love being perfected in you possesses the power to crucify your carnal mind, and to kill the curses of Eden, even as demonstrated by Jesus Christ.

       Thus by your physical marriage to Yahweh your carnality was indicted. By your spirit marriage to Christ you will conceive to bring forth a new spirit being. This new spirit Son of God will carry out the sentence of the Levitical Law against your carnality. Only this new Son is empowered to kill your fallen Adamic nature and to eradicate the curses of Eden in your life. It is this second marriage, to Christ, that accomplishes the fulfillment of every promise of God. And this was made possible by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Jesus Christ Died to Fulfill the Old Testament and Establish A New Law

       The Law and the Prophets are physical allegories of spiritual promises. Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God.They are temporary, physical models of God’s spiritual plan. They are patterns of the holy, and not the holy things themselves. See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

       God never intended that these symbolic models should inherit eternity. Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after. God intended that the Law and the Prophets should come to an end, as the promises of the Old Testament are fulfilled by immortal spirit beings. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ.

       For 4,000 years the Law and the Prophets described the coming of Jesus Christ. The entire Old Testament is like a telescope that focused on the distant arrival of this firstborn Son. God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things.

       Jesus Christ is the essence of God’s plan, the capstone of his purpose, the first example of his intent. These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Jesus Christ is the avenue of completion for every promise that God has ever spoken unto man. The propagation of his resurrected spirit life is the fulfillment of both the Old and New Testaments. For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

       In the Old Testament, God instituted seven feasts to reveal his plan for man. Jesus Christ fulfilled them all. Jesus is the unspotted Passover lamb of redemption. The precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. He is the Unleavened Bread of truth.Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. He is the firstfruits of the Harvest, waved before God. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father. He is the double-portion bread of Pentecost, ground to powder, mixed with leaven, and baked in a fire. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

       Jesus Christ is the proclamation of Trumpets, declaring the glad message of eternal life. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, I am Alpha and Omega. He is the sacrifice of Atonement, the forgiveness of sin. This man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God. He is the repose of Tabernacles, providing a way to the dwellingplace of a Begotten Son. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.

       The Old Testament feasts represent a process that leads from Adamic death to spiritual life. Jesus Christ was the first to complete this process. The physical death of Jesus Christ fulfilled the feasts, and his resurrected life now contains all the spiritual genetics of this victory. When you acquire his life, it will reproduce this same victory in you. That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

       When you conceive to the resurrected life of Christ, your spirit becomes a new Son of the Living God. This new spirit Son will then turn away from every physical liturgy of the Old Testament. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

       The rituals of the Old Testament apply only to mortals. When you can identify with the new Son of God growing within you, you are suddenly no longer subject to any Old Testament observance. For Christ is the end of the Law, the limit at which it ceases to be, for the Law leads up to Him Who is the fulfillment of its types, and in Him the purpose which it was designed to accomplish, is fulfilled. Romans 10:4 (Amplified).

       The external controls of the Old Testament were intended only for humans. The spirit Sons of God are not subject to any external controls. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

       Does this mean that the Sons of God are lawless? No. These spirit beings are the throbbing essence of divine law. But they are not governed externally. They are governed only internally, by a new law that mortals cannot comprehend. This new law was instituted by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It is the law of agape-love. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love (agapao) thy neighbour as thyself.

        Agape is the ceaseless, selfless giving of lovingkindness, even in the face of evil. The acquisition of this character as your own, is the singular promise of the Old Testament.

       If this sounds superficial or trite, then you don’t know what agape is. Agape is not human, it is not the “phileo” love of the carnal mind. Agape is not merely an attribute of God it is the living essence of God and his offspring. God is love (agape).

       Agape is a willingness to die, rather than manifest selfishness. It is the ability to give blessings and take none for yourself. It seeks benefit and liberty for those who seem undeserving. It is not offended or modified by any action of man.

       Agape can stare into apparent failure and see only the wisdom of God. It is the ability to deny all the visible evidence, and to know that the love of God has generated every nightmare. It is the power to choose the frightening will of God above your own desires. It is the strength to stand alone against impossible odds. The acquisition of this unearthly love fulfills every promise that God ever made in the Law and the Prophets. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love (agapao) the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love (agapao) thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

       By his death and resurrection, Jesus Christ perfected agape-love within himself. Walk in love (agape), as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God. Seeds from his overcoming spirit were then distributed to his brothers, and they were empowered to reproduce agape-love within themselves. Let us love (agapao) one another: for love (agape) is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God.

       The sudden availability of this new living seed initiated a whole new contest. The lifelong struggle for the correct observance of Levitical ceremonies became witless futility. Any thought of righteousness through any Old Testament ritual was abruptly abandoned. For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

       The new challenge became the acquisition and maturing of the seed of immortal agape-love. Anyone with eyes to see, vacated the Levitical Law and made a mad-dash to obtain this seed, which is available from Christ Jesus. The next day after John [the Baptist] stood, and two of his disciples; and looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

       Agape-love is the new life and law of Christ. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love (agapao) one another; as I have loved you. This law supersedes and annuls the Levitical Law. To love (agapao) him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love (agapao) his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. Those people who obtain this immortal love, and bring it to maturity, will fulfill the Old Testament. Love (agape) worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

       In the Old Testament, the Ark of the Covenant symbolized the Sons of God. The Ark was a wooden box, covered inside and out with gold. So also, the Sons of God have experienced humanity (wood), but will be completely covered with divinity (gold). The Ark resided in the inner sanctum of God’s tabernacle, in the Most Holy Place. So also, the Sons of God reside at the center of God’s wisdom, for they are the culmination of his plan.

       Inside the Ark was the law of God, the Ten Commandments. So also, inside the Sons of God is the new, unbroken law of agape-love. This love is demonstrated by self-sacrifice, altruism, giving, forgiveness, self-denial, and “Thy will be done.” It can only be found growing within the heart of an immortal being. This is the only law that governs God and his offspring. Internal, permanent possession of this character is the fulfillment of everything in the Old Testament. I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

         There is no physical being that can fulfill the Levitical Law. This law can only be fulfilled by a spirit Son of God, manifesting the internal law of agape-love. Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (touch not, taste not, handle not, which all are to perish with the using), after the commandments and doctrines of men?

       The physical requirements of the Levitical Law were intended only for unregenerate mortals. Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come. These shadowy ceremonies have absolutely no authority over a spiritually begotten Son of God. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. The entire Levitical system has now been superseded by the living reality of the Sons of God. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

       Spiritual perfection cannot be obtained through the Levitical Law. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Justification does not come by the Law. But ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. Mercy does not come through the Law. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses. Faith is not found in the Law. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Life is not available through the Law. The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Righteousness is not found in the Law. Now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested. All these things come only by a transformation of character not by any physical or external ritual. The good LORD pardon every one that prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.

       Spiritual maturity cannot come by eating sacraments, keeping feasts, or speaking Hebrew. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? Continued trust and reliance on Levitical rituals leaves you only a mortal, a despiser of truth, an unbeliever destined to perish. By him [Jesus Christ] all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.

       On the Mount of Transfiguration, Jesus spoke with Moses and Elijah (the Law and the Prophets). There appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. But when the presence of God overshadowed them, the Law and the Prophets vanished. Suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only. Only the singular glory of Jesus Christ remained. There was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

       The male life-stream of God is available only through Jesus Christ. All things offered in the Levitical Law are perfected and fulfilled when you obtain this life and bring it to maturity. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

       By his resurrected life Jesus Christ made available all the blessings ever promised in the Law and the Prophets. When you are begotten of this life, you depart the mortal realm and the Old Testament is fulfilled in you. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

       The feasts, the Levitical Law, the Prophets, and even the Ten Commandments, were quintessentially distilled into a living spirit seed by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. When you acquire this seed, your spirit can bring forth a begotten being who is governed only internally by the new law of agape-love. This new spirit Son, and his love, are the fulfillment of the Old Testament. For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

Jesus Christ Died to Establish A New Priesthood

       After Israel came out of Egypt, God intended to take the firstborn of each tribe for his personal possession, to become his priests. But as it happened, God took the whole tribe of Levi instead, as a substitute. Behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be mine. These natural men became the Levitical priesthood and received no natural inheritance. Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren.

       The Levitical priesthood was ordained for the guardianship of spiritually dead humans. This system was designed to control the carnal desires of physical man. Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient.

       The Levitical ceremonies were incapable of changing a man in any way. Neither the priests, nor those they ministered to, were transformed into anything. The Levitical system was an endless loop that killed animals, not carnal minds. Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience. The Levitical priesthood was only a physical and transitory first step in God’s plan to bring forth begotten Sons. Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

       The Levitical priesthood was a temporary surrogate it actually displaced the true firstborn of Israel and their inheritance. The Levites were glorious for a time, but no longer. Their physical rituals and ceremonies have nothing whatever to do with the spirit Sons of God. If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

       By his death, Jesus Christ terminated the Levitical priesthood and deactivated the tabernacle. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.He was the final sacrifice of the Levitical order. Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

       By his resurrection, Jesus Christ became the firstborn Son of God and established a new priesthood, the Melchisedec order. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. The Melchisedec priesthood is a new order of begotten beings, and Jesus Christ is the high priest. We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens.

       At the last supper, Jesus offered his disciples only bread and wine. These are the two symbols of the Melchisedec priesthood. Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. By his death and resurrection, Jesus Christ terminated the ineffectual Levitical priesthood, and replaced it with the surpassing glory of the Melchisedec order. For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

       The Melchisedec priests will be the resurrected Sons of God. For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son. These priests are not human, they are heavenly beings, the offspring of God himself. After the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

       The Melchisedec priests are the genetic reproduction of God. They are born from his spiritual chromosomes. They have no beginning of days and no end of life. Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

       The Melchisedec priesthood is a spiritual state of being that exceeds eternity in both directions. It is not possible to reckon the genealogy of a Melchisedec priest, for they have the genealogy of God. For this reason all the genealogies in the Bible stop at Jesus Christ. He whose descent is not counted from them [the Levitical priests], received tithes of Abraham.

       The Melchisedec priesthood also comes with a glorious double portion inheritance for the firstborn Sons of God. Recall that the Levitical order skipped the firstborn, took a singular tribe, and had no inheritance. But the Melchisedec priesthood will restore all the inheritance of God to the true firstborn of Israel.

       These firstborn are the Sons of God, and they will receive an inheritance of permanent perfection. An inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. The Melchisedec priests inherit all the wisdom, splendor, and power of their Father. When compared to any standard, they can never be found to lack. They will become the new source of divine benevolence to the created realm. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

       Being born of God, the Melchisedec priests are not subject to any form of external control. They are not governed by the Levitical Law. If ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. They are controlled only internally, by the new law of agape-love. Those who strive to fulfill the Levitical Law can only hope to become Levitical priests. But those who seek to fulfill the new law of agape-love will enter into the immortal order of Melchisedec. For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

       The Melchisedec priesthood is a new, spiritual state of being, and the only law there is the perpetual perfection of radiant agape. The Melchisedec priests are born into this new character and governed by its ever present victory. All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. These priests dwell in the form of God and along with God. They are personally subject to nothing, save their own whim. Against such there is no law.

       The Melchisedec priests are the true firstborn of Israel. They are the sons of men, who become the Sons of God. They are born of agape-love, enter the Melchisedec priesthood, and finally receive their rightful inheritance. This new Melchisedec order was founded and made available to you, by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ Died to Establish the New Covenant

       In the New Testament, the words covenant and testament are both translated from the same Greek word. This word is diatheke, which means, “the last disposition which one makes of his earthly possessions after his death.” It also means, “to cut or divide, as in a disposition of property, and signifies an obligation undertaken by a single person.”

       “Diatheke” is a last will and testament. It most nearly represents the single English word, “promise.” The essence of all Biblical covenants and testaments is God’s promise to distribute all his wealth to man.

       In the Bible, God established two separate systems to pass-on his character, wisdom, life, and power. The Old Testament describes the “Old” Covenant, in which God promised to pass-on all his possessions to physical man. The New Testament describes the “New” Covenant, in which God bequeathed all his wealth to spirit beings.

       The “Old” and “New” covenants are symbolized by Abraham’s two wives, Hagar and Sarah. Hagar represents the Old Covenant and Sarah represents the New. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.

       Hagar represents the Old Covenant that was instituted for physical Israel after the Exodus from Egypt. The Old Covenant was codified by the Levitical Law, which was enacted at Mount Sinai. This law was a system of external controls that were made for physical men who were spiritually “dead.” These people did not possess the spiritual life of Christ, for it was not then available. According to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt.

       The Old Covenant was a promise of God to convey all his wealth. If any man had been capable of flawlessly performing the Levitical Law, it followed that all the wealth of God would have been conveyed to him. But this was far beyond the ability of mortals. The Levitical Law was a system of external rituals which convicted the sinful nature of man, and temporarily soothed his guilt. But the Levitical ceremonies were incapable of changing a man in any way. Instead of conveying the wealth of God, the Old Covenant merely indentured all men to physical liturgies that would have to be continued for eternity, and no one would ever win the prize.

       Hagar was an Egyptian servant, a gift from Pharaoh to Abraham, and she became Sarah’s handmaid. As time passed, Abraham began to doubt God’s ability to bring forth a son from Sarah. So Abraham married Hagar, and together they had a son named Ishmael.

       Ishmael was the product of human reasoning. He is the archetype of fear, doubt, and disbelief. He was conceived when Abraham’s faith failed and he tried to bring forth the child of promise using his own physical strength. For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.

       Ishmael represents the physical man and the illusion of his glory. He was conceived in failure. He is a faithless creature, a captive of carnal thinking who despises the wisdom of God. And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. His ways are enmity to God. He will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him. He is a tormenting terror, a vexation to your spirit. He that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

       Hagar and Ishmael received no inheritance. Instead, God commanded Abraham to send them away. So also, the Old Covenant and your physical man inherit nothing from God. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. While physical men may enjoy the temporal blessings of God, they receive no permanent, spiritual inheritance. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

 

       Abraham’s true love was Sarah, and together they eventually had a son named Isaac. Isaac was born when Abraham and Sarah were very old and decrepit. Their physical strength had failed. They had long since ceased to be capable of producing a natural child. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb. Isaac was miraculously conceived by God. He was born by God’s promise and he inherited all of Abraham’s wealth. And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

       Sarah represents the New Covenant, made with your spirit. Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. The New Covenant is codified in the internal law of agape-love. Agape is not external, it is a divine substance, planted into the hearts of spirit beings. There it grows and radiates outward, becoming visible in forgiveness and self-sacrifice. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Agape does not exist in mortals. This secret power is the only law that governs immortal beings. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love (agapao) thy neighbour as thyself.

       Like Sarah, your spirit is God’s true love. Together, his spirit and your spirit will produce a Son of God, by a miraculous conception. Therefore you are sons, God having sent the spirit of His own son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Galatians 4:6 (Fenton).

       Isaac represents a spiritually begotten Son of God in you. This Son is the child of promise and he will inherit all God’s wealth. Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. The Sons of God are the living offspring of the New Covenant. It is not the children of the body of Abraham who are made God’s children, but it is the offspring to whom the promise applies that shall be counted as Abraham’s true descendants. Romans 9:8 (Amplified).

       Besides being husband and wife, Abraham and Sarah were also half brother and sister. They were both born from the same father. When Abraham and Sarah were reunited, Isaac was born.

       This relationship is an allegory of spirit birth. For your human spirit and Jesus Christ are also brother and sister. They both came from the same Father. Like Sarah, your spirit possesses the feminine half of God’s life. Like Abraham, the resurrected Jesus Christ possesses the masculine half of God’s life. When your spirit combines with the spirit of Jesus Christ, a new spirit child is conceived. This child is a Son of God.  

 

       The Sons of God will come to possess all their Father’s character, power, and life, for they are born of his spiritual DNA. For in Isaac shall thy seed be called. The wisdom of God will flow from them like torrential rain. They are perfect spirit beings who will command galaxies. They are not subject to any external law. They will be governed only by the internal law of agape-love. This is the promise of the New Covenant. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts.

     Both the Old Covenant (physical) and the New Covenant (spirit) were contracts made with God to arrange for the transfer of his wealth. Like any business deal, these contracts had to be ratified before taking effect. In this case, both covenants were ratified by sacrifice.The Old Covenant was established nationally, and was ratified by blood obtained from the sacrifice of unwilling animals. The New Covenant is established individually, and was first instituted by the willing sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

       When you partook of the fallen Adamic nature at your physical birth, you gained the carnal mind and became a sinner. You gained a mind that is enmity to God. This was a breach of contract under the Old Covenant and penalties began to accrue. Jesus died to forgive these penalties. His death was accepted as payment for the reparations due under the old contract.

       But when a business contract is breached and the requisite reparations are forgiven, the contract is rendered void. No further obligation to perform under the contract, by either party, is then expected or anticipated.

       So also, when you accept forgiveness through the death of Jesus Christ, the Levitical Covenant for you is canceled. You are then left without a contract with God. Never again can you hope to attain perfection by performance of the deeds of the Levitical Law, because for you, the contract is no longer in effect. You cannot accept the blood of Jesus Christ and then think to establish your righteousness by keeping the feasts, eating matzos, growing a beard, or any other physical ritual. In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

       In those early days, when you first become a Christian, you have no contract with God. That is to say, for you the Old Covenant is nullified and the New Covenant though available, is not yet ratified. As the life of Christ begins to mature within you, you must enter into this new contract with your Heavenly Father. You must ratify the New Covenant within your own spirit. This is accomplished only individually, by the death of each testator. For where a testament [contract] is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

       At his cross, Jesus Christ set aside every desire for self-preservation and surrendered to his Father’s will even to his own murder. By his sacrificial blood he canceled the Old Covenant. By his willing surrender he established the New. The New Covenant, which must be made with your spirit, is “willing surrender unto self-sacrifice.” Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

       After his resurrection, the spirit of Jesus encapsulated all this victory; his successful overcoming was encoded into his spiritual DNA. A seed from his spirit could then reproduce the New Covenant in you. Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

       When your spirit combines with a spirit seed from the risen Christ, a new life is formed your spirit becomes a newly conceived Son of God. During the gestation of this new Son, you will be called upon to ratify the same New Covenant within yourself, just as Jesus Christ demonstrated. For this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

       Ratification of the New Covenant must be accomplished individually in each person, and it takes place in two steps. First you must cast out the Old Covenant, Hagar and Ishmael. The Levitical Law and your physical glory cannot lift you one-half inch out of Adamic death. Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law.

       You must abandon every natural glory and physical ritual of mortal man. Glorifying your prestige, physical abilities, genealogy, religious ceremonies, or anything on planet earth, is vain and unprofitable. It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing. Your strengths and the best of all you think you possess must be sent away. All these things are superseded when you become a partaker of the life of Jesus Christ. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

       The second step is the sacrifice of Isaac. Your Adamic failings are not an acceptable sacrifice for the purity of God’s plan. Only the perfection of Isaac is an acceptable sacrifice. Only his testing unto death can rend the veil and cause you to sit upon the golden throne of God. If ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.

       God wants your hidden wealth. He wants to test your secret spiritual friendship with him, your faith and trust in his superior abilities. Under the New Covenant your spirit is first lovingly nurtured by a doting Father your knowledge of God, your understanding and faith in him blossoms. Then as this spirit Son reaches maturity, he is taken to a mountain and sacrificed. And Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

       In overwhelming subjection to Satanic evil, God will cut the throat of all you now believe, or think you know. God wants a profound spiritual cry from the depths of your heart. He will take from you the things that you are unable to give, and from these ashes will arise a new, living wisdom. This new creature is a matured, tested, and resurrected Son of God. And only he is fit to inherit the wealth of his Father. By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead.

       Like Jesus at Gethsemane, God will bring each of his spirit Sons to a cross of cunning construction. There they will surrender to the pervasive wisdom of God, in the face of Satanic attack and betrayal.

       During this darkness all that surrounds you will collapse in apparent failure. The best that you have produced, and all that you trusted in, even the very gifts that God has given you, will crumple into a ruined heap. In this enduring nightmare, you will surrender to the bewildering sagacity of God. This is the New Covenant. It is the birth of agape-love. It is a new contract, established by a love for your Father that supersedes every other desire in the universe.Ye are come unto ... Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

       As your life becomes a burnt offering, the New Covenant is ratified in you. Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. The death of self-will is the only visible evidence that the New Covenant is operating in your spirit. I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

       The symbol of the New Covenant is the cup of Christ, which was passed to all the disciples at the last supper. This cup represents the difficult gestation of a spirit being. This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. All those who will share in begotten glory will drink this same cup, and love not their lives unto the death. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

       After you have been through the sacrifice of Isaac, there is no law that can contain you. I mean this: The law which was given four hundred and thirty years later could not annul the contract which had already been ratified by God, so as to cancel the promise. Galatians 3:17 (Williams). When you are birthed into the spirit realm, you shall become all that God is, and inherit all that he has. Like Jesus Christ, you will become the progenitor of laws for the created realm. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him.

       The Begotten Sons of God, operating in agape-love, are the absolute fulfillment of both the Old and New Covenants. They sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb. Only these spirit beings can ever accomplish this feat. And no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.  

 

Old Covenant

New Covenant

Husband

Yahweh

Christ

Wife

Physical Israel

Your Spirit

Marriage Contract

Levitical Law

Agape - Love

Circumcision

Flesh

Heart

Sacrifice

Animals

Yourself

Priesthood

Levi

Melchisedec

Duration

Temporary

Permanent

Children

None

Sons of God

Inheritance

None

All Things

Allegory

Hagar / Ishmael

Sarah / Isaac

 

       Everything present in your life today represents steps that you have already completed. Think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. The goal still remains before you, to bring forth a spirit Son. It is these remaining steps that are now keeping you out of immortality. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.

       Human genealogies and questions of Levitical legalism will waste your precious time, as a sidetrack to a dead end.Avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. No physical being can fulfill the New Covenant. No part of your Adamic pedigree will inherit anything in the spirit realm. While you remain human, a natural man with a feminine spirit, you will inherit nothing from God.

       There is no physical activity on earth that can make you into a Son of God, and ultimately, there is no human failing that can prevent it. From the ashes of your carnality a Son shall one day arise in your midst. The birth of this new being is your only path to the promised inheritance of God. They are not all the children of Abraham because they are by blood his descendants. No, the promise was, “Your descendants will be called and counted through the line of Isaac,” though Abraham had an older son. Romans 9:7 (Amplified).

       This celestial spiritual destiny is the promise of the New Covenant, and it was made possible by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ Died to Give You Spirit Life

       Prior to Jesus’ death he could forgive sin, walk on water, and preach a mighty sermon. He could feed, clothe, and heal every person on earth. He could even resurrect your physical body from the grave. But he could not give you spirit life. The ability to give life is called “puberty,” and it is a function of maturity. It cannot be bestowed by a gift.

       By his death and resurrection, Jesus Christ came to full spiritual maturity and inherited all the power of God as a personal possession. This brought him to spiritual “puberty.” Only then was he empowered to share a seed from his spirit life with you. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

       A seed from the resurrected Christ encapsulates all the genetics of Jesus’ spiritual maturity and victory. Had Jesus not been crucified and raised again, these seeds would not exist. But with this spiritual seed, you can become all that he is. As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.

       According to the encyclopedia a mature seed is “dormant.” Though it may be fully developed, it cannot reproduce while it remains intact. To begin growth a seed must be placed into a favorable environment and kept moist. The water pierces the seed’s outer coat and is then absorbed into the interior. This causes the interior to swell, which breaks the seed open.

       When the seed breaks open, oxygen becomes available to the interior. This oxygen produces the energy required for germination. Only when a seed is broken open, does it gain the energy it requires for reproduction.

       Jesus Christ was like this seed. By his crucifixion he was broken, and thus gained the ability to reproduce his spirit life. Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains a single grain. But if it does die, it yields a great harvest. John 12:24 (Williams).

       At his resurrection, Jesus Christ reached spiritual “puberty,” and was empowered to share his masculine seed of spirit life. The feminine “ground” that God designed to receive this seed, is the spirit he gave you at your physical birth. Every Adamic man is born with a spirit from the “Elohim” company. This was affirmed by Jesus Christ himself. I have said, Ye are gods (Elohim); and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men. (Psalm 82:6 and quoted by Jesus in John 10:34).

       Elohim is a Hebrew word for God that is both plural and feminine. Being spiritually feminine, man is born into the state of spiritual “death.” For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Like a natural woman, your spirit has the ability to reproduce life, but you must first get a seed of life from Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light.

       When your spirit acquires this life, spiritual conception occurs. Of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. The new life that is formed inside you is a spiritually begotten Son of God. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Without this life, you will remain spiritually dead. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

       The spirits of Elohim will become the Sons of God. But all the spirits of Elohim are not the same. Just as five different women were used to produce the thirteen sons of Israel, so also, there are different categories of Elohim spirits.

       Only one small group of the Elohim will produce the firstborn Sons of God. These particular individuals are the pearl that is singularly more precious than all the other pearls that surround them. There are many pearls, but only one group is firstborn. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

       Jesus Christ sold all that he had, to purchase the firstfruits of Elohim. I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. These spirits will conceive to become the firstborn Sons of God. Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

       After his resurrection, Jesus Christ planted the spiritual seed of life into his Elohim brothers. Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren. This transfer of spirit life was the greatest joy he has ever known. Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame.

       While humans horde their precious things, the satisfaction of spirit beings is found in giving. Jesus desired to give all his wealth to his brothers. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am. This is agape-love, a divine substance that endures a cross to acquire a glory, only so that glory can be given away. The glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one. This love is the power that binds the Sons of God into a celestial commonwealth. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

       Jesus Christ is like a master gardener, planting his seed of life into your spirit. After these two spirit cells join, the new seedling is nurtured inside your physical body of Adamic earth. As your Adamic nature decomposes in affliction, the spirit Son within you is matured. This consuming of the old is the gestation of the Sons of God, as they are loosed from the encumbrances of mortality. When their growth is complete, they will come to the resurrection harvest. Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

       But no man harvests a field only the crop off the field is harvested. The field was dirt before the crop, and it is only dirt after the crop. Your natural life and all its glory, is only a field of earth. The crop from this field is a spiritually begotten Son of God, that grows with its roots in your Adamic decay. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.

       The begotten Sons of God are an entirely new race of spirit beings. Jesus Christ died to become the leader of this new order. He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. His death and resurrection will bring forth the firstborn Sons of God. Behold I and the children which God hath given me.

       These Sons will soon be resurrected into a new state of being in the Begotten Realm. A great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it. The universe will shriek with delight as they pierce the veil and seize the light of life. The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble. The firstborn Sons of God will burst upon creation as a thundering multitude of newborn stars. The created realms will stagger in awe. Whensoever he shall come, to be made all-glorious in his saints, and to be marvelled at in all who believed. 2 Thessalonians 1:10 (Emphasized).

       This group of divine, firstborn Sons, will become the many membered corporate Body of Christ. They will establish a new universal government upon the earth, which will extend to the farthest reaches of creation.

       At the head of this ruling counsel will sit forever, Jesus Christ. He was the first of the Elohim company to pass completely through the earthly process, and to become a spiritually begotten Son of God. He is the first to have completed the process to Sonship. By his death and resurrection he became the first of the Firstborn Sons, and made Sonship a tangible reality for you. Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

 

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